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Shafroth, John F.

John Shafroth led the first bombardment of mainland Japan during the Pacific War, on 14 July 1945

Service record

1940-11-1
Captain
Director, Naval Reserve Division, Bureau of Navigation
1941-12-8
Rear admiral      Commander, Cruiser Division 3
1942-1-6     

Commander, Southeast Pacific Area
1943-6

Deputy commander, South Pacific Area
1944-1

Inspector-general, Pacific Fleet
1944-12

Commander, Battleship Division 8
1945-6-16

Commander, Battleship Squadron 2


References

"The Official Chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II." Via ibiblio.org (accessed 2011-2-17)
Pettibone (2006)



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