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Kitty McKaneKitty McKane (1896-1992) - Kathleen McKane as she is inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1978. She won the Wimbledon three times beginning in 1924. For a more complete bio, including her olympic feats please click here.

John Y. McKaneJohn Y. McKane (1840-1899)- John Y. McKane managed to gain control of the police force on Coney Island in 1881 as its Chief of Police.  This position only aided in strengthening  his control over gambling and prostitution.  His reign ended in 1894 when he was finally sentenced to six years hard labour in Sing Sing Prison.  For further details, please click here.


John Sidney McCainJohn Sidney McCain was born in Carroll County, Mississippi, attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1906.  His first assignments were on ships of the Asiatic Squadron.  In World War I he performed Atlantic escort duty.  Between the world wars he served on many ships and his first command was the Sirius.  In 1936, at the age of 51, he was designated a Naval Aviator, and from 1937 to 1939 he commanded the aircraft carrier Ranger, and where he contributed to the development of carrier tactics that would be used in WW II.

For the first year of World War II he served as Commander of Air Forces for Western Sea Frontier and the South Pacific Force. In October 1942 McCain became Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics and in August 1943 rose to the rank of Vice Admiral as Deputy Chief of Naval Air Operations.  In 1944 he returned to the Pacific Theatre as commander of the Fast Carrier Task Force which for over a year operated almost continuously in support of the amphibious operations.  McCain's exceedingly skilful tactics protecting Canberra and Houston in October 1944 earned him the Navy Cross.  Planes under his command took part in action over Peleliu, Leyte Gulf, Philippine Sea, Mindoro, Luzon, Formosa, Ruyukyus and the Japanese homeland. Between July 10 and August 14, 1945, his aviators located and destroyed 3,000 grounded enemy planes.  He witnessed the Japanese surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.

Vice Admiral McCain died in September 1945, just after returning to the United States, and was posthumously appointed Admiral effective that date. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Secretary James Forrestal commented: ‘He was a fighting man all the way through.’


John Sidney McCain Jr.John Sidney McCain Jr. was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa, 17 January 1911. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1931.  He was commissioned Ensign in 1931 and advanced through the grades to Admiral during his career.  His father John S. McCain, Sr. was also a four star admiral in the Navy.  John S. McCain Sr. and Jr. are the only father-son pair to have both achieved the rank of full Admiral in the United States Navy.

During WW II Jack McCain commanded the submarine Gunnel during the Torch landings. In June 1943 while on his second patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas his command sank two Japanese ships the Koyo Maru and the Tokiwa Maru in what is described as very daring and aggressive action.  

During the Vietnam War, Admiral McCain was serving as Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Command when his son, Navy pilot (and future U.S. senator) John S. McCain III was shot down in action and held in Hanoi as a prisoner of war for nearly 5 1/2 years. John Sidney McCain Jr. died on 22 March 1981 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


William Alexander McCainWilliam Alexander McCain was born in Carroll County, Mississippi, August 25, 1878, the son of John Sidney and Elizabeth Ann Young McCain. He was a student at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in1895-96 and graduated from West Point in 1902.  

He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Cavalry in 1902 and promoted through the ranks to Brigadier General in 1940. During his career, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal (World War I), and an Oak Leaf Cluster (World War II), a Gold Medal by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Philadelphia Chapter. He was the Director of the Army Industrial College, 1930-34. He died at Doyelstown, Pennsylvania, and was buried next to his brother, John Sidney McCain, in Arlington National Cemetery.  

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