United States Naval Administration in World War II
History of the Eighth Naval District
COMMANDANT, EIGHTH NAVAL DISTRICT
First Draft Narrative
Prepared by the Historical Section,
Eighth Naval District
Table of Contents
Chapter Page I. Description of the Eighth Naval District. 1 II. Historical Development. 17 III. District Headquarters and Staff. 46 IV. Administrative Relationships. 67 V. Operational Organization. 82 VI. Assistant Commandant (Logistics). 109 VII. District Intelligence Officer. 115 VIII. District Communication Officer. 153 IX. Port Director, Naval Transportation Service, Eighth Naval District. 162 X. District War Plans Officer. 173 XI. District Security Officer. 177 XII. District Legal Officer. 182 XIII. District Public Information Officer. 196 XIV. District Public Works Officer. 203 XV. District Medical Officer. 208 XVI. District Supply, Accounting, and Disbursing Officers. 216 XVII. District Redistribution Officer. 227 XVIII. District Domestic Transportation Officer. 231 XIX. Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel. 238 XX. Director of Distribution. 241 XXI. Director of Welfare 251 XXII. Director of Discipline. 260 XXIII. Director of Training. 267 XXIV. Director of Women's Reserve. 279 XXV. Liaison Officer for Negro Personnel. 282 XXVI. District Chaplain. 284 XXVII. District Director of Civilian Personnel. 286 XXVIII. District War Bonds Officer. 311 XXIX. District Command Voting Supervisor. 314 XXX. District Ordnance Officer 317 XXXI. Commander, Naval Air Bases, Eighth Naval District 319 XXXII. Commanding Officer, Commissioning Details, USN, Gulf Area. 322 XXXIII. Industrial Manager, USN, Eighth Naval District. 330 Appendices
In the preparation of this history the help and advice of many officers was invaluable. Especially the authors wish to acknowledge the contribution of the following officers:
Commander G.D. Cooper, USN, War Plans Officer, Eighth Naval District, who supplied numerous facts and contributed wise and helpful advice throughout all stages of preparation of the history.
Commander Fred R. Maxwell, Jr., USNR, Historical Officer, U.S. Naval Air Training Bases, Pensacola, Florida.
Lieutenant, E.A. Hummel, USNR, District Historical Officer, Sixth Naval District.
Lieutenant J.A. Reynolds, USNR, Historical Officer, Gulf Sea Frontier.
Lieutenant Joseph McLean, USNR, Navy Department.
Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi.
Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Repair Base, New Orleans (Algiers), Louisiana.
And all heads of departments and divisions in the Eighth Naval District who cooperated so wholeheartedly in the preparation of this history.