Husband E. Kimmel

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Birthday
26, 1882
Birthplace
Henderson, KY
Death Date
May 14, 1968 (86)
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Birthday
26, 1882
Birthplace
Henderson, KY
Death Date
May 14, 1968 (86)

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Former Commander in Chief of the U.S Pacific Fleet who was one of the men held responsible for the disastrous results of Pearl Harbor.

Before Fame

After graduating the U.S. Naval Academy in 1904, he served about several ships before reaching flag rank.

Trivia

Because he did not take precautions at Pearl Harbor like installing anti-torpedo defenses or long-range scouting, he was relieved of command and demoted. He left the Navy entirely in 1942.

Family Life

He was born in Henderson, Kentucky and his father was a veteran of the Confederate army in the Civil War.

Associated With

His sons fought for his exoneration and re-enstatement of his former rank, but President Bill Clinton and several of his predecessors refused.

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