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Kauffman, James Laurence (1887-1963)


Photograph of James L. Kauffman

National Archives #80-G-702816

Kauffman commanded U.S. Navy forces in Iceland when war broke out in the Pacific. He later commanded the cruiser-destroyer forces of Pacific Fleet and participated in the bombardment of Wake in October 1944. He later commanded Philippine Sea Frontier, where he directed the blockade of Leyte.

Following his retirement, Kauffman served for ten years as president of Jefferson Medical College and Jefferson Medical Center. 

Service record

1887-4-15     

Born in Ohio
1908
Midshipman     
Graduates from Naval Academy
1918
Lieutenant
DD Caldwell
1940-11-1
Captain
Commander, Destroyer Squadron 30
1941-11-8
Rear admiral      Commander, Iceland Naval Operating Base
1942-6-3

Commander, 7 Naval District
1943-2-3


1944-1-2

Commander, Cruisers-Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
1944-11-13
Vice admiral
Commander, Philippine Sea Frontier
1949

Retires
1963-10

Dies at Washington, D.C.

References

dgmweb.net (accessed 2014-4-12)

Kappes (1996; accessed 2014-4-12)

Pettibone (2006)



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