US Navy Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King and Commander R. E. Dornin climbing the steps to their quarters during Potsdam Conference, Germany, 15 Jul 1945 [Colorized by WW2DB]

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Caption     US Navy Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King and Commander R. E. Dornin climbing the steps to their quarters during Potsdam Conference, Germany, 15 Jul 1945 [Colorized by WW2DB] ww2dbase
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Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   ARC 198827
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Potsdam Conference   Main article  Photos  
Ernest King   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 15 Jul 1945
Added By C. Peter Chen
Colorized Date 24 Feb 2023

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
16 Feb 2010 11:27:46 PM

Seen here are the US Navy gray uniforms, an alternative to the Khaki's. The grays were a favorite of FAdm King but FAdm Nimitz hated them, so they were often seen around Washington DC but unofficially banned in the Pacific area. When King introduced the grays, braid on senior officers' caps was optional (we see King & his aide without it but VAdm Cooke & his aides with it). Sometime after these photos, King & Nimitz were leaving a hotel together (both wearing overcoats without insignia) and a press photographer pushed King aside saying, "Out of the way, Chief. I want a shot of the Admiral." Cap braid re-appeared a short time later.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
12 May 2024 12:42:21 PM

Note FAdm King’s shoulder boards with the 5-star insignia. Since FAdm King was the only officer of 5-star rank willing to be seen in public wearing the Navy gray uniform, very few of these shoulder boards were produced and today are a very rare and collectible item.

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