Herbert F. Leary
Herbert Fairfax Leary (May 31, 1885 – December 3, 1957) was a Vice Admiral and commander of United States Navy forces during the Pacific Campaign of World War II. On January 27, 1942, Leary was appointed commander of the ANZAC Force based in Australia. On April 22, 1942, the ANZAC Force was absorbed by the South West Pacific Area command under United States Army General Douglas MacArthur, and Leary took command of MacArthur's naval forces. Leary was replaced by Arthur S. Carpender on September 11, 1942.
Herbert Fairfax Leary
|Born||May 31, 1885|
|Died||December 3, 1957 (aged 72)|
Newport, Rhode Island
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Navy|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
World War II
Legion of Merit (2)
- Leary, William M. (2004). We Shall Return!: MacArthur's Commanders and the Defeat of Japan, 1942-1945. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-9105-X.
- United States Army Center of Military History. "The Campaigns of MacArthur in the Pacific, Volume I". Reports of General MacArthur. Retrieved 2006-12-08.
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