Chester W. Nimitz

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Nimitz in 1945

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.[1]

Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg, Texas. He studied at the United States Naval Academy. Nimitz died in Yerba Buena Island, California from pneumonia caused by a stroke, aged 80.[2][3][4]

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  1. Potter, E. B. (1976). Nimitz. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. pp. 45. ISBN 0-87021-492-6.
  2. "NIMITZ'S FUNERAL IS HELD ON COAST; Admiral Declined Arlington Burial to Lie With Men". The New York Times (United Press International). February 25, 1966.
  3. Lembke, Daryl E. (February 25, 1966). "Adm. Nimitz Buried in Simple Rites". Los Angeles Times: p. 4.
  4. Chester W. Nimitz at Find a Grave

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