John Henry Towers, born 30-01-1885 in Rome, Georgia, U.S. naval officer and aviator. Georgia, John Henry Tower graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1906. In 1911 he became only the third naval officer to qualify as a pilot. During his first ten years as an aviator he set up naval air stations, held key staff positions in Washington, and commanded the flight of three Navy-Curtis seaplanes that tried to fly the Atlantic in May 1919. He later served as captain of the carriers Langley and Saratoga
and by 1939 was a Rear Admiral and Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. He oversaw a massive build up in the naval air arm before becoming a Vice Admiral and commander of the Air Force, Pacific Fleet in 1942. Two years later he became deputy to Admiral Chester William Nimitz, commander of Pacific Ocean Areas and Pacific Fleet.
Death and burial ground of Towers, John Henry.