Harry Yarnell

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Birthday
18, 1875
Birthplace
Iowa
DEATH DATE
Jul 7, 1959 (83)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
18, 1875
Birthplace
Iowa
DEATH DATE
Jul 7, 1959 (83)

About

Four-star Navy Admiral whose prediction of a possible Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was dismissed.

Before Fame

He served in the Battle of Santiago de Cuba and in the Philippine-American War.

Trivia

He war-gamed a scenario where planes attacked ships anchored at Pearl Harbor. Unfortunately, his predicted scenario became a reality almost ten years later.

Family Life

He was born in Independence, Iowa.

Associated With

He was hardly the only senior Navy officer to sound alarms about a possible Pearl Harbor attack. Months before the infamous attack occurred, James O. Richardson had complained about inadequate security at Pearl Harbor, and was likewise ignored.