Title: Robert Alfred Theobald Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1908-1959
Collection number: 60010
Theobald, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1884-1957.
13 manuscript boxes
5.4 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, war diaries, dispatches, operations plans and orders, manuals, service lists, memoranda,
reports, and war estimates, relating to naval operations in Alaska, May 1942-January 1943, including the Japanese invasion
of the Aleutians, June 1942, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Collection open for research.
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[Identification of item], Robert Alfred Theobald Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1960.
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United States. Navy--Officers
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Aleutian Islands
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Ocean
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations
United States--Armed Forces
Robert Alfred Theobald, 1884-1957
|1884, January 25
||Born, San Francisco, California
||Attended University of California
||B.S., U.S. Naval Academy
||Commissioned Ensign, U.S. Navy
||Gunnery Officer, U.S.S.
New York, Flagship of U.S. Squadron with British Grand Fleet
||Promoted to Commander
||Executive Officer, Naval Post Graduate School
||Destroyer Command, Asiatic Fleet
||Commanding Officer, Naval Post Graduate School
||Executive Officer, U.S.S.
||Secretary of War Plans, Navy Department, and Member of Joint Army - Navy Planning Committee
||Promoted to Captain
||Chief of Staff, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
||Member of Advanced Class, Naval War College, engaged in Seminar study of Japan and Pacific War
||Strategy Division, Naval War College
||Commanding Officer, U.S.S.
||Chief of Staff, U.S. Fleet
||Member, General Board, Navy Department
||Promoted to Rear Admiral
||Commander, Cruiser Division Three
||Commander, Flotilla One, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
|1941, December-1942, May
||Commander, Destroyers, Pacific Fleet
|1942, May-1943, January
||Commander, Northern Pacific Force, in Alaska Operations
||Commandant, First Naval District and Navy Yard, Boston
||Retired from active service
The Final Secret of Pearl Harbor