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Admiral Chester Nimitz

Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz, GCB, USN (February 24, 1885 – February 20, 1966), was a five-star admiral of the United States Navy.

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Chester William Nimitz was a Fleet Admiral of the U.S. Navy, and held the dual command of Commander In Chief.
Graybook of Admiral Chester Nimitz has been released. May we learn something from history!
Uncommon valor was a common virtue. - Chester Nimitz, Fleet Admiral over Allied Forces, WWII.
"Uncommon valor was a common virtue." ~Admiral Chester Nimitz.
Chester nimitz was a fleet admiral of the United States Navy. Leading many commander of the submarines.
Naval War College (Newport, RI) published an online link to war diary kept daily by Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz.
Chester W Nimitz Fleet Admiral Pacific Fleet during WWII had a diary during the war. The "gray book" has just been
US Admiral Chester Nimitz wartime diary released online. (site is super busy today)
"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue." (Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, 16 Mar…
On this day in 1945 US Marines raised the flag on mount Suribachi in Iwo Jima. The island was taken at the expense of 6800 Marines and 21,000 Japanese. Admiral Chester Nimitz said of the Marines in that battle "UNCOMMON VALOR WAS A COMMON VIRTURE". Have a great Sunday!
Really interesting, and I never knew this little bit of history: Tour boats ferry people out to the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii every thirty minutes. We just missed a ferry and had to wait thirty minutes. I went into a small gift shop to kill time. In the gift shop, I purchased a small book entitled, "Reflections on Pearl Harbor" by Admiral Chester Nimitz. Sunday,December 7th, 1941--Admiral Chester Nimitz was attending a concert in Washington D.C. He was paged and told there was a phone call for him. When he answered the phone, it was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the phone. He told Admiral Nimitz that he (Nimitz) would now be the Commander of the Pacific Fleet. Admiral Nimitz flew to Hawaii to assume command of the Pacific Fleet. He landed at Pearl Harbor on Christmas Eve, 1941. There was such a spirit of despair,dejection and defeat--you would have thought the Japanese had already won the war. On Christmas Day, 1941, Adm. Nimitz was given a boat tour of the destruction wrought on Pearl Harbo ...
Admiral Chester Nimitz accepts command of the US Pacific Fleet on board USS Grayling (SS-209), a Tambor-class submarine, in ceremony at Pearl Harbor, HI. 12/31/1941 (uboat.net) Start of War, and Raising of Nimitz's Flag Grayling sailed for Pearl Harbor on 17 December, arrived 24 December, and had the honor of being chosen for the Pacific Fleet change of command ceremony on 31 December 1941. On that day, Admiral Chester Nimitz hoisted his flag aboard Grayling as Commander, Pacific Fleet and began the United States Navy's long fighting road back in the Pacific. COMSUBPAC Patrols, 1942 After the ceremonies, Grayling stood out of Pearl Harbor on her first war patrol 5 January 1942. Cruising the Northern Gilbert Islands, Grayling failed to register a kill, but gained much in training and readiness, returning to Pearl Harbor on 7 March. Credits:
Wisconsin Maritime Museum December 20, 1944: USS Menhaden is launched at the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company. Menhaden was out of 28 submarines built in Manitowoc and was still in the Panama Canal when the war ended. Admiral Chester Nimitz (the last 5-star Fleet Admiral in the Navy) selected Menhaden as his flagship for his change of command ceremony on November 24, 1945. His five star flag was broken and hauled down as command changed.
Chester Nimitz, soon after his promotion to fleet admiral, wearing a gift: a 5-star tie clasp. (photo)
Chester W. Nimitz was promoted to 5-star Fleet Admiral on this day in 1944. photo:
17 December 1941: Admiral Chester Nimitz replaces Husband Kimmel as commander of the Pacific Fleet.
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12/17/41 Admiral Chester Nimitz named Pacific Fleet Commander! Boy, was he a legend!- If he could only see this now!
"God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless" - Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
fleet admiral Chester Nimitz...I'm assuming you're not on his ship right now?
The USS Admiral Chester Nimitz is our oldest aircraft carrier and the only one named after an admiral circa 1975.
Filipinos are Filipinizing the World Peacefully and Gracefully! By Dr. Arturo Pacheco Reyes, MD. by Art Reyes (Notes) on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 10:07am ... The famous U.S. Army General, Douglas MacArthur once eloquently put it during the course of his Exit Speech at the Joint Session of the U.S. Congress the phrase: "Old Sailors never Die; They just fade away!". He did the same that echoed through the hallways of The Westpoint US Army Military aAcademy when he returned, not as their Superintendent, but as a guest speaker! The modern era Juluis Cesar who bestowed the Philippines their independence once said and claimed to FDR during their meeting with Admiral Chester Nimitz in his quests to return and re claim the Philippines: "Mr. President, you give me one hundred Filipinos and I shall conquere the Whole Wide World!" He did returned to the Philippines, with the Philippine President Segio Osmena, and General Carlos P. Romulo along as he marched forward, re claimed the Philippines and moved to Tok ...
On this day, 7 June 1942: Japanese beaten in Battle of Midway The United States has routed the Japanese Navy in a major three-day battle over a remote US naval and air base at Midway Island in the Pacific Ocean. The victory has dealt a severe blow to Japan's ambitions to advance right across the Pacific towards the US coast. The tiny island, 1,000 miles north-west of Hawaii, was targeted as a potential launching pad for the Japanese advance. The Japanese attacked in the early hours of 4 June with heavy air raids on the military base. Pearl Harbor has now been partially avenged Admiral Chester Nimitz, US Pacific Fleet The US responded with a decisive counter-attack, using the US Pacific Fleet, army bombers and the marines. The Japanese were clearly taken by surprise by the scale of the American defence. The battle was fought almost exclusively from aircraft carriers - only the second time this kind of fighting has been attempted. The first was just a month ago, in the Battle of the Coral Sea, when the Unit ...
Here's our little fella -- Max & I are Navy buffs so we named him Chester (after Admiral Chester Nimitz)
2/241885 - Admiral Chester Nimitz was born in Fredericksburg, TX. He was a leader for the Allied forces in the Pacific during World War II.
Admiral Chester Nimitz: "Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
Admiral Chester Nimitz on the battle for Iwo Jima: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue."
I would pay big money to hang out with Si Robertson right now.
“Our citizens can now rejoice that a momentous victory is in the making. Perhaps we will be forgiven if we claim we are about midway to our objective.” — Admiral Chester Nimitz
On December 7th, 1941, President Roosevelt called Admiral Chester Nimitz and appointed him commander of the Pacific Fleet. When Nimitz arrived in Hawaii on Christmas Eve, he astutely realized that the Japanese had made three huge military mistakes: First, the Japanese attacked on Sunday morning, when 90% of the crews of the battleships were ashore. Instead of 3,800 dead, we could have lost 38,000. Second, the Japanese were so fixated on the battleships, they didn't drop a single bomb on the nearby dry docks. Instead of having to raise the ships and tow them to the west coast for repairs, they were quickly repaired in Pearl Harbor. Third, The Japanese attackers didn't drop a single bomb or put a single bullet in the above-ground fuel storage tanks five miles away. If they had, they could have made it impossible for the navy to refuel our ships for six months to a year. One wonders what would have happened if Admiral Nagumo had launched a third attack wave, as he was begged to do by his staff. He was w ...
“It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy, so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil.” - Admiral Chester Nimitz
Admiral Chester Nimitz wins. “Who's the more accomplished Tivy High graduate, Johnny Manziel or
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By 1943, the Allied plan for defeating the Japanese had evolved into two distinct approaches: naval commander in chief Admiral Chester Nimitz (with Spruance under his command) would sail with his forces west from Pearl Harbor and meet General Douglas MacArthur's army marching toward the invasion of the Japanese-held Philippines. International book week: Grab the book closest to you, turn to page 52 and post the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the title. Copy the instructions in your status.
What a great actor and a great Marine. I knew a guy who served with Marvin and was wounded in the same action. The men who served there were given their Purple Hearts by Admiral Chester Nimitz in person.
Here's a weird question that just came to mind: Who would win at arm wrestling? General Douglas MacArthur or Admiral Chester Nimitz?
"The atomic bomb did not win the war against Japan. The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace before the atomic age was announced to the world with the destruction of Hiroshima and before the Russian entry into the war." - Admiral Chester Nimitz 1945, October 5.
U. S. Navy Admiral Chester Nimitz in 1965 said it was "known and documented in Washington" (Amelia)Earhart ended up in the Marshall Islands.
history Admiral Chester Nimitz - Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz took command of the US Pacific Fleet in Dece...
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