Chester Nimitz

US Admiral Chester Nimitz Full Name: Chester Nimitz
Nationality: American

Profession: US Admiral
Why Famous: Fleet Admiral of the United States Navy. 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.

Born: February 24, 1885
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Texas, USA

Died: February 20, 1966 (aged 80)

Married Life

  • 1913-04-09 US Admiral Chester Nimitz (28) weds Catherine Freeman (21) in Wollaston, Massachusetts

Historical Events in the Life of Chester Nimitz

  • 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
  • 1945-01-03 Admiral Chester W. Nimitz begins planning assaults on Okinawa and Iwo Jima in Japan

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