Howard Fithian Kingman
Vice Admiral, United States Navy
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Vice Admiral Howard Fitrhian Kingman
Born May 5, 1890 in Hillsboro, North Dakota
Commissioned from U. S. Naval Academy 1911
Student, Naval War College 1923-24
Before WWII, he was Commander, Destroyer Squadron 5 in the Asiatic Fleet. Amphibious commander in WWII, he commanded the task force which took Betio and also served in the Aleutians.
Admiral Kingman was born in Hillsboro, North Dakota, on 5 May 1890 and died in Los Angeles, California, on 4 July 1968. He was buried with full military honors in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Adelaide Bledsoe Cormack Kingman, both in Muskogee, Oklahoma, on 12 May 1901, and died in Los Angeles, California, on 27 January 1999, is buried with him.
Posted: 31 August 2003 - Updated: 6 September 2003 Updated: 20 November 2005
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003