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Anderson Succeeds Kivette As New Commander of Taiwan Patrol Force

[[image: photo of Rear Admiral George Whelan Anderson Jr.]]

Rear Admiral George Whelan Anderson Jr.
(U.S. Navy Photograph)

Rear Admiral George W. Anderson, Jr., relieved Read Admiral Frederick N. Kivette as Commander Formosa Patrol Force, Pacific, yesterday in a simple but solemn ceremony held aboard the flagship USS Kenneth Whitingoff Keolung.

Admiral Anderson, in so doing, also assumed duties as Commander Fleet Air Wing One. Both commands he took up yesterday are vital components the powerful U.S. Seventh Fleet under the three-star flag of Vice Admiral Alfred M. Pride

Upon assuming his new duties, Admiral Anderson called upon his men to keep up their vigilance during this period of clamor for peace in the international area. He said a high degree of vigilance and strength must be maintained today in order to safeguard real peace.

The change of command ceremony which took place at 10 a.m. was witnessed by a group of high Chinese and American officers including Chinese Navy Commander Vice Admiral Liang Hsu-choo, Commander of the Seventh Fleet Admiral Pride, Chief of Staff to the Formosa Liaison Center Rear Admiral Fenno. Commander of the 13th Air Task Force Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis, and Commander of the Combined Services Command Lt. General J.L. Huang.

Flags Changed

Admiral Kivette directed the Flag Captain to hand down his flag upon making his remarks and reading his orders. Admiral Anderson then made his remarks, read his orders and formally relieved Admiral Kivette of the post. He also directing the Flag Captain to break his flag.

In the course of the ceremony, Admiral Pride was requested to address the crew, during which he highly  commended the brilliant achievements of the Formosa Patrol Force Pacific and urged the unit to keep up their good work under the leadership of their new commander Admiral Anderson.

A tea reception was held aboard the flagship following the conclusion of the hand-over ceremony.

The outgoing commander Admiral Kivette left Taipei by air at 3:15 p.m. the same day for Tokyo en route to Pearl Harbor to assume his new post as Chief of Staff on the Joint Staff of Admiral Felix B. Stamp, USN, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet. He will travel from Tokyo to Pearl Harbor aboard a U.S. Navy vessel.

Most Courageous

Formerly Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington D.C., Admiral Anderson is reputed to be one of the ablest and most courageous officers of the United States Navy.

After his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, Anderson had held a series of important posts such as Plans Officer on the Staff of Commander Aircraft, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Assistant to the Depute Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean Areas; Commanding Office of the USS Mindoro; Senior U.S. Officer in Plans and Operations on the staff of the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe; Commanding Officer of the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt; and a post in the Office of Naval Operations, Navy Department.

Born on December 15, 1906, Anderson is married to the former Mary Lee Lamar Sample of Pensacola, Florida, and has two sons, a daughter and a step-daughter.

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