Adm Thomas Hart relieved Harry Yarnell aboard Augusta, off Shanghai, China, 25 Jul 1939

Caption   Adm Thomas Hart relieved Harry Yarnell aboard Augusta, off Shanghai, China, 25 Jul 1939 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Identification Code   NH 81734
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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1. Anonymous says:
7 Aug 2010 07:02:00 AM

Grateful for the photograph since my father served under Adm Harry Yarnell on the USS Isabel in China. I am aware of Yarnell's foresight in planning the raid on Pearl and carrying out the maneuvers which Yamamoto copied while the "battleship admirals" (still fighting the last war) did not think Yarnell's efforts was a success, one which FDR ignored(?)Read-THE ASPIRIN AGE. In addition to this, we were warned to leave China "prior" to the Pearl incident, by Chaplain Witherspoon, leaving the obvious open to question.
2. Anonymous says:
27 Sep 2014 12:02:15 PM

I'm looking for the full name of Chaplain Witherspoon. I have a photo of my Dad, a Marine Officer, with a Buddhist priest in Kashing? China in the early 1930s.

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