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James L. Holloway III

Born: Feb 23, 1922

Birthplace: Charleston

Nationality: United States

James L. Holloway III

Date of Birth : Feb 23, 1922
Birth Place : Charleston

James Lemuel Holloway III is a retired United States Navy admiral and naval aviator who was highly decorated for his actions during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. After the Vietnam War, he was posted to The Pentagon, where he established the Navy's Nuclear Powered Carrier Program. He served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1974–1978. After retiring from the Navy, Holloway served as President of the Naval Historical Foundation from 1980–1998 and served another ten years as its Chairman until his retirement in 2008. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Naval Historical Foundation and author of Aircraft Carriers at War: A Personal Retrospective of Korea, Vietnam, and the Soviet Confrontation published in 2007 by the Naval Institute Press.

Also known as


  • James Holloway III

Awards Won


  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Legion of Merit
  • Navy Cross
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Defense Distinguished Service Medal
  • National Order of Vietnam
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