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Wrong William Callaghan?

Dr. William M. Callaghan Jr.

Position, Carrier Task Group

Mitscher's TF 58

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Mitscher's TF 58

Background Information

Employment History


Rockhampton Jockey Club


USS Missouri Memorial Association Inc

Assistant Chief

Naval Operations


Naval Transportation Service

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USS Missouri battleship: plastic ship kits to assemble. [cached]

The Mighty MO (BB-63), the last Iowa class battleship built by the United States was commissioned June 11th 1944, with Captain William M. Callaghan in command. After final fitting out as the fleet’s flagship she put to sea January 27th 1945 to serve in the Lexington carrier task group of Mitscher's TF 58. On February 16th her flattops launched the first air strikes against Japan since the famed Doolittle raid.


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One Hundred Years in the Making: The Birth of Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) [cached]

The initial commander of MSTS, Rear Admiral William M. Callaghan (subsequently promoted to Vice Admiral), coordinated the transfer of the NTS with its commander, Rear Admiral A. J. Wellings (re-assigned as Vice Commander MSTS), and Major General F. A. Heileman, the Chief of the Army Transportation Corps .

Previous experience as the Assistant Chief of Naval Operations (Transportation), and Chief of the Naval Transportation Service, Callaghan proved an excellent choice. Graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1918, he served as the commander of the battleship USS Missouri in the Pacific and on the staff of Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet during the Second World War.

Military Sea Transportation Service in Korean War (MSTS) by Salvatore R. Mercogliano [cached]

While the Commander of MSTS, Rear Admiral William M. Callaghan, and his staff coordinated the efforts of his regional deputies, the immediate need was to sealift combat forces to the Korean peninsula to stem the tide of North Korean aggression.

Out of a crew of 505, 23 died including the prospective master of the ship, Captain William "Pineapple Bill" Murray. » Good News [cached]

But the captain of the USS Missouri, William Callaghan, announced to the crew: "No, we're going to give him a proper military burial.

Will this result in a law in Japan against hate speech (ken'o hatsugen)? I say again: not in the foreseeable future, sadly.

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