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Jack Adams
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1959

Adams with the Toronto Arenas.
Born (1894-06-14)June 14, 1894
Fort William, ON, CAN
Died May 1, 1968(1968-05-01) (aged 73)
Detroit, MI, USA
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Toronto/Toronto Arenas
Vancouver Millionaires
Toronto St. Patricks
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 1917–1927

If it's free, it's advice; if you pay for it, it's counseling; if you can use either one, it's a miracle.
Jack Adams
Chicago's buoy was a couple of hundred yards astern of Arizona, and I was saddened to look at her.
Jack Adams
We made air attacks on the Japanese anchorage, sinking and damaging several vessels. However, the Japanese were alerted to the fact that American carriers were nearby.
Jack Adams
Everybody knew that I could type pretty well.
You could tell that America was gearing up for war.
I received my parents' permission and went into the Navy on June 3, 1941.
Jack Adams
We began intercepting Japanese radio transmissions, which indicated the two forces were very close to each other. We found out later that we were moving in opposite directions and passed each other by 32 miles.
Jack Adams
My assignment was in the communications office, where I typed out dispatches.
Jack Adams
I passed a typing test and became a member of the staff of Rear Adm. Newton.
Jack Adams
Our task force put to sea in early January 1942, to attack the Japanese in the Marshall and Gilbert islands, but the mission was called off on the eve of the attack.
Jack Adams
After the Battle of Midway there was a week in a rest camp at Pearl Harbor.
Jack Adams
The Japanese invaded Tulagi, in the Solomon Islands, on May 4.
The good news was that Enterprise and the newly arrived Yorktown had attacked the Marshall and Gilbert islands. Those attacks had a great effect on morale.
Jack Adams
On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island, at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
Jack Adams
In basic training we had been told to watch out for Japanese spies.
Another nice thing was that I would type out letters home for the admiral's stewards. They would then feed me the same food the admiral ate.
Jack Adams
My observations of Japanese naval fighting men, their abilities and equipment led me to believe that they gave a better account of themselves than we did.
Jack Adams
I was assigned to the heavy cruiser Chicago.
After the Battle of Midway there was a week in a rest camp at Pearl Harbor.
Jack Adams
Lexington did launch its air group when a Japanese carrier was reported.
A chief petty officer taught me shorthand, which got me promoted to yeoman first class.
Jack Adams