Chester Nimitz Biography

Chester William Nimitz was a 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, for U.S. naval forces and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, for U.S. and Allied air, land, and sea forces during World War II.

Nimitz was the leading U.S. Navy authority on submarines, as well as chief of the Navy's Bureau of Navigation in 1939. He served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1945 until 1947. He was the United States' last surviving fleet admiral. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Chester Nimitz
Nationality:
United States of America
Date of Birth:
February 24, 1885
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
February 20, 1966
Age at Death:
80
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia, Stroke
Marriages
Chester Nimitz Timeline
  • 1942-06-07
    Battle of Midway ends: Adm Nimitz wins 1st WW II naval defeat of Japan
  • 1942-09-30
    Admiral Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map
  • 1943-07-20
    US Joint Chiefs of Staff question Admiral Nimitz over the landing on Gilbert Island
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Chester Nimitz. (2017). The HistoryHop.com website. Retrieved 9:18pm UTC, Sep 24, 2017, from www.historyhop.com/famous-people/chester-nimitz/bio.

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Chester Nimitz. [Internet]. 2017. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: www.historyhop.com/famous-people/chester-nimitz/bio [Accessed 24 Sep 2017].

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