Chester W. Nimitz
Chester William Nimitz, Sr. (/ˈnɪmɪts/; February 24, 1885 – February 20, 1966) was an American fleet admiral of the United States Navy. He played a major role in the naval history of World War II as Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet (CinCPac), for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas (CinCPOA), for U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces during World War II.
Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg, Texas. He studied at the United States Naval Academy. Nimitz died in Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, California from pneumonia caused by a stroke, aged 80.
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- ↑ Potter, E. B. (1976). Nimitz. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. pp. 45. ISBN 0-87021-492-6.
- ↑ "NIMITZ'S FUNERAL IS HELD ON COAST; Admiral Declined Arlington Burial to Lie With Men". The New York Times. February 25, 1966.
- ↑ Lembke, Daryl E. (February 25, 1966). "Adm. Nimitz Buried in Simple Rites". Los Angeles Times. p. 4.
- ↑ Chester W. Nimitz at Find a Grave
Other websites[change | change source]
- National Museum of the Pacific War
- USS Nimitz Association
- Nimitz-class Navy Ships at Federation of American Scientists
- Nimitz State Historic Site Archived 2015-02-20 at the Wayback Machine in Fredericksburg, Texas
- "The Navy‘s Part in the World War," (26 Nov 1945) Archived 21 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine. A speech by Nimitz from the Commonwealth Club of California Records at the Hoover Institution Archives.