Capt. Ellis Zacharias|
reading the Honolulu Advertiser newspaper in his cabin.
Date on the newspaper he's holding is September 14, 1941.
Honolulu Advertiser Sun. Morning, September 28th, 1941|
Article sent in by Linda Brammer, dau. of
SLC Veteran Happy W. Harden, BM1c, 6th Division
Famed Spy Chaser commands Navy Cruiser Here
Capt. Zacharias foe of Foreign Agents
by Lee Van Atta
Men who sail under him know Capt. Ellis M. Zacharias as "one swell skipper." His junior officers and practically everyone else in the United States Navy know him affectionately as just plain "Cap'n Zach."
Capt. Zacharias has had a hand in practically every espionage case in recent years.
He was instrumental in solving the Farnsworth puzzle in Washington, which sent a former navy commander to prison for selling navy secrets to Japan, and he aided or directed the apprehension of central figures in the recent Gorin-Salich Russian espionage riddle involving sabotage in Los Angeles; the Japanese Miyazaki-Thompson case and the Drummond spy riddle in San Diego.
Finally, in 1923, he was graduated -- just in time to go to Yokohama for a well-earned rest --and to be there for the great Japan earthquake.
Capt. Ellis Zacharias in July 1945, |
at the Office of War Information studios
making psychological warfare broadcasts in Japanese
to the people and military leaders of Japan.
|Other Contributions from the family of Ellis M. Zacharius, Sr.|
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