Ellis Mark Zacharias
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
From West Springfield, New Hampshire
Retired Rear Admiral Ellis M. Zacharias, 71, deputy chief of Naval Intelligence in World War II and later a television narrator, died last night in his home here.
Zacharias had never fully recovered from a recent heart seizure. An earlier attack forced his retirement from the Navy in 1946 after 34 years of service. He then starred on a television show entitled "Secret Missions" which concerned military intelligence work.
Zacharias conducted radio psychological warfare against the Japanese high command in World War II.
He commanded a heavy cruiser which was part of the force that escorted Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle on his bombing raid on the Japanese homeland.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida, January 1, 1890, Zacharias was a graduate from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, in 1912. In WWI, he served as a line officer aboard the USS Pittsburgh.
Military services are scheduled for Monday
in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
The name of the television series was "Behind
Closed Doors", not "Secret
Other information added is that Ellis M. Zacharias,
Sr. was buried in Arlington Cemetery on July 3, 1961, where his wife was
later buried with him in 1992.
As Captain of the USS Salt Lake City (1940-42)
ZACHARIAS, ELLIS MARK