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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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“God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.” – Admiral Chester Nimitz
Japanese Battleship Mikasa, adjacent to our Yokosuka base. Admiral Chester Nimitz worked hard to preserve this ship.
"It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on US soil." Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz
Harry S Truman gave the order to Admiral Chester Nimitz to drop the Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima and ending World War II.
The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace before the atomic age was announced to the world.. -Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 1945.
Uncommon valor was a common virtue - Admiral Chester Nimitz
Texan Doris Miller receiving the Navy Cross from Admiral Chester Nimitz for valor during Pearl Harbor.
1941: Admiral Chester W. Nimitz arrives at Pearl Harbor to assume command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet
The best sermons are lived, not preached. = Pearl Harbor ; what God did that day. 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 Christma ...
President Franklin Roosevelt's conference in Hawaii with General Douglas MacArthur, Admiral Chester Nimitz, an...
World War 2: The date is debated, as the following events are cited as possible starting points: * 1 September 1939: The German invasion of Poland. * 3 September 1939: France and Britain declared war on Germany. (Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa followed by 10 September). New Zealand actually declared war on Germany on the 3rd September and because of the international date line New Zealand declared war BEFORE Britain and France. * In Russia and in some other countries of the former Soviet Union: 22 June 1941 (German attack on the USSR). * 7 July 1937: The Japanese invasion of China (the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War). * 1931: The Japanese invasion of Manchuria. Still others argue that the two world wars are one conflict separated only by a "ceasefire". Here are other significant dates of the war: * 10 June 1940: Fascist Italy declares war on Britain and France. * 7 December 1941: Japan attacks America without any declaration of war. * 8 December 8 1941: America declares war on Japa ...
Of the Marines on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue ~ Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz .
The Texas quote of the day: "The reason a ship is always referred to as a 'she' is because it is so expensive to keep one in powder and paint." - Admiral Chester Nimitz, Commander of the U.S. navy in the Pacific during World War II. He was, of course, joking. Nimitz was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz presents awards on the flight deck of the carrier Enterprise (CV 6) moored at Pearl...
This Memorial Day I honor my uncle, James Hanger Wilson TM2 USN, who was lost along with all hands aboard USS Grayling SS-209 in Tablas Strait off the Philippine coast September 1943. Admiral Chester Nimitz assumed command of the Pacific Fleet after Pearl Harbor on board Grayling. They remain on eternal patrol. Let us not forget.
Strategy - "Island warfare " not so easy ... The Perils of Island Warfare It’s a lot easier to take an island than it is to hold on to it. By James R. Holmes May 13, 2014 So the Naval Diplomat spent last weekend discussing Asian security with glitterati from our fair Ocean State, the West Coast, and Japan. I hosted them at my cottage off Newport’s Bellevue Avenue and my gracious seaside estate overlooking the Narragansett Bay. Verily, it’s good to number among the Four Hundred. It was a tad jarring, amid such genteel surroundings, that everyone wanted to talk about war in the Pacific. But maybe it shouldn’t be: New Englanders’ fascination with Japan dates to Commodore Matthew Perry’s celebrated voyages to the archipelago in the 1850s. Yep, the good commodore was a Newporter. And of course it was in Newport that naval thinkers gamed out the Pacific War during the 1920s and 1930s. Admiral Chester Nimitz lavished praise on local boys for their foresight. New England may jut into the Atlantic, but ...
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet,Admiral Chester Nimitz, seen here in 1945.
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.
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)
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!
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 ( 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.
12/17/41 Admiral Chester Nimitz named Pacific Fleet Commander! Boy, was he a legend!- If he could only see this now!
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 ...
Admiral Chester Nimitz wins. “Who's the more accomplished Tivy High graduate, Johnny Manziel or
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?
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U. S. Navy Admiral Chester Nimitz in 1965 said it was "known and documented in Washington" (Amelia)Earhart ended up in the Marshall Islands.
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