Jack Adams Quotes

I was assigned to the heavy cruiser Chicago... view

By: Jack Adams

We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby... view

By: Jack Adams

We began intercepting Japanese radio transmissions, which indicated the two forces were very close to each other. We found out later that we were moving in opposite directions and passed each other by 32 miles... view

By: Jack Adams

The Japanese invaded Tulagi, in the Solomon Islands, on May 4... view

By: Jack Adams

The good news was that Enterprise and the newly arrived Yorktown had attacked the Marshall and Gilbert islands. Those attacks had a great effect on morale... view

By: Jack Adams

Our task force put to sea in early January 1942, to attack the Japanese in the Marshall and Gilbert islands, but the mission was called off on the eve of the attack... view

By: Jack Adams

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island, at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor... view

By: Jack Adams

My observations of Japanese naval fighting men, their abilities and equipment led me to believe that they gave a better account of themselves than we did... view

By: Jack Adams

My assignment was in the communications office, where I typed out dispatches... view

By: Jack Adams

Lexington did launch its air group when a Japanese carrier was reported... view

By: Jack Adams

If it's free, it's advice.. view

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I received my parents' permission and went into the Navy on June 3, 1941... view

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Everybody knew that I could type pretty well... view

By: Jack Adams

Another nice thing was that I would type out letters home for the admiral's stewards. They would then feed me the same food the admiral ate... view

By: Jack Adams

After the Battle of Midway there was a week in a rest camp at Pearl Harbor... view

By: Jack Adams

A chief petty officer taught me shorthand, which got me promoted to yeoman first class... view

By: Jack Adams

I passed a typing test and became a member of the staff of Rear Adm. Newton... view

By: Jack Adams

You could tell that America was gearing up for war... view

By: Jack Adams

In basic training we had been told to watch out for Japanese spies... view

By: Jack Adams

Chicago's buoy was a couple of hundred yards astern of Arizona, and I was saddened to look at her... view

By: Jack Adams