Hillenkoetter, Roscoe Henry, VADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Vice Admiral
Last Primary NEC
00X-Unknown NOC/Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1956-1957, Office of the Naval Inspector General (Naval IG)
Service Years
1915 - 1957
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral

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Home State
Missouri
Missouri
Year of Birth
1897
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
St Louis, MO
Last Address
New York City, NY

Date of Passing
Jun 18, 1982
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
6 5813-C-1
Military Service Number
Not Specified

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Last Known Activity

The National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena was formed in 1956, with the organization's corporate charter being approved October 24. Hillenkoetter was on NICAP's board of governors from about 1957 until 1962. Donald E. Keyhoe, NICAP director and Hillenkoetter's Naval Academy classmate, wrote that Hillenkoetter wanted public disclosure of UFO evidence. Perhaps Hillenkoetter's best-known statement on the subject was in 1960 in a letter to Congress, as reported in The New York Times: "Behind the scenes, high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense."
   
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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
From Month/Year
February / 1943
To Month/Year
November / 1944

Description
The Solomon Islands campaign was a major campaign of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign began with Japanese landings and occupation of several areas in the British Solomon Islands and Bougainville, in the Territory of New Guinea, during the first six months of 1942. The Japanese occupied these locations and began the construction of several naval and air bases with the goals of protecting the flank of the Japanese offensive in New Guinea, establishing a security barrier for the major Japanese base at Rabaul on New Britain, and providing bases for interdicting supply lines between the Allied powers of the United States and Australia and New Zealand.

The Allies, in order to defend their communication and supply lines in the South Pacific, supported a counteroffensive in New Guinea, isolated the Japanese base at Rabaul, and counterattacked the Japanese in the Solomons with landings on Guadalcanal (see Guadalcanal Campaign) and small neighboring islands on 7 August 1942. These landings initiated a series of combined-arms battles between the two adversaries, beginning with the Guadalcanal landing and continuing with several battles in the central and northern Solomons, on and around New Georgia Island, and Bougainville Island.

In a campaign of attrition fought on land, on sea, and in the air, the Allies wore the Japanese down, inflicting irreplaceable losses on Japanese military assets. The Allies retook some of the Solomon Islands (although resistance continued until the end of the war), and they also isolated and neutralized some Japanese positions, which were then bypassed. The Solomon Islands campaign then converged with the New Guinea campaign.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
March / 1943
To Month/Year
February / 1944
 
Last Updated:
May 29, 2021
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  370 Also There at This Battle:
  • Breaux, Calvin, SN, (1944-1946)
  • Brosnan, Ryan
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