Ingram, Jonas Howard, ADM

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111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
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Line Officer
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1944-1946, Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)
Service Years
1907 - 1947

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Bersley H. Thomas, Jr. (Tom), SMCS to remember Ingram, Jonas Howard (MOH), ADM USN(Ret).

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Home Town
Last Address
San Diego, California

Date of Passing
Sep 09, 1952
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 30, Grave 643-RH

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Ingram was named commissioner of the All-America Football Conference. Serving until resigning in 1949, Ingram went on to serve as a vice president for the Reynolds Metal Company.

In August 1952, he suffered a heart attack while serving as the superintendent of summer schools at Culver Academies, then was stricken again with another attack on September 9th, while at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. He died the following evening.

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                            U.S.S. Jonas Ingram (DD-938)
USS Jonas Ingram (DD-938), named for Admiral Jonas H. Ingram USN (1886-1952), awarded the Medal of Honor when a Lieutenant (junior grade) for his actions during the engagement of Vera Cruz on 22 April 1914, was a Forrest Sherman class destroyer laid down by the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at Quincy in Massachusetts on 15 June 1955, launched on 7 August 1956 by Mrs. Lawrence Hays, Jr., daughter of Admiral Ingram and commissioned on 19 July 1957 at Boston Naval Shipyard, Cmdr. G. L. Rawlings in command. USS Jonas Ingram was decommissioned on 4 March 1983, stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 15 June 1983 and sunk as a target on 23 July 1988.

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Rank and organization: Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U.S. Navy. Born: 15 October 1886, Jeffersonville, Ind. Accredited to: Indiana. G.O. No.: 177, 4 December 1915.


For distinguished conduct in battle, engagement of Vera Cruz, 22 April 1914. During the second day's fighting the service performed by him was eminent and conspicuous. He was conspicuous for skillful and efficient handling of the artillery and machineguns of the Arkansas battalion, for which he was specially commended in reports.

         Additional Awards

Navy Cross, Distinquished Service Medal with two Gold Stars; Purple Heart (for wounds received during an encounter with a German submarine "wolf-pack" in 1942); Mexican Service Medal; World War I Victory Medal with Grand Fleet Clasp; American Defense Service Medal with Bronze "A"; American Campaign Medal; Euopean-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; and the World War II Victory Medal.

Admiral Ingram also held the following foreign decorations: Order of the Southern Cross (Brazil); Grand Officer of the Order of Merit (Brazil); Naval Distinquished Service Medal (Brazil); Air Medal, Degree of Grand Officer (Brazil); Order of Leopold II (Belgium); and Knight Commander of the British Empire (Great Britain).

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On November 15, 1944, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, with the rank of Admiral. In this command he played a major role in assuring the steady flow of troops and materials to Europe across the Atlantic during the later phases of World War II. He also directed Atlantic Fleet efforts in containing and destroying the German U-Boat fleet. For exceptionally meritorious service during his command, he was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a third Distinguished Service Medal.
Detached from duty as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, during September 1946,

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Commander, US Fleet Forces Command (COMUSFLTFORCOM)

Ingersoll, Royal, ADM, (1905-1946) Admiral
Mitscher, Marc Andrew, ADM, (1906-1947) Admiral
Davis, Arthur C., ADM, (1915-1955) OFF 131X Rear Admiral Upper Half
McFadden, Albert, LCDR, (1943-1963) 00 00-0000 Ensign
Atlantic Fleet Division 3 (WW I)

Miller, John, S1c, (1943-1945) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Atlantic Fleet Headquarters Support Activity (FHSA)

Johnson Frankel, Florence, PO1, (1943-1946) Petty Officer First Class
Commander Service Force, Atlantic Fleet

Giffen, Robert Carlisle, VADM, (1907-1946) Vice Admiral
Baker, Wilder, VADM, (1914-1952) Rear Admiral Upper Half
Commander, Battleships-Cruisers, Atlantic Fleet

Bryant, Carleton, VADM, (1914-1946) Rear Admiral Upper Half
SWANSON, Dr. Clifford, RADM, (1925-1952) Captain
Commander, Cruisers, Atlantic Fleet

Adamson, Robert, VADM, (1943-1976) Lieutenant
Commander, Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet

Deyo, Morton Lindholm, VADM, (1911-1949) Rear Admiral Lower Half
Melson, Charles, VADM, (1927-1966) Commander
Kinney, Sheldon, RADM, (1935-1972) Lieutenant
Kidd, Jr., Isaac, ADM, (1941-1978) OFF 111X Commander
Commander, Mine and Minesweeping Division, Atlantic Fleet

OLD, Francis, VADM, (1917-1954) Rear Admiral Upper Half
WHITCOMB, Jon, LT, (1944-1945) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Commander, Special Service Squadron

WHITEMARSH, Ross Palmer, RADM, (1918-1949) OFF 111X Captain
Flag Administrative Unit (FAU)

McGee, Luther Joseph, PO1, (1943-1946) SK SK-2814 Petty Officer First Class
Naval Air Forces Atlantic Fleet

Martin, Harold Montgomery, ADM, (1918-1956) Captain
NIBALI, SIDNEY, PO1, (1942-1945) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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