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Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966



  • Existence: 1885-1966

Biographical Note

Chester William Nimitz was born February 24, 1885 in Fredericksburg, Texas. He served as a fleet admiral in the United States Navy, and played a major role in World War II as the Commander in Chief of the United States Pacific Fleet. Nimitz had a long and successful career in the Navy, and died on February 20, 1966 from complications due to a stroke and pneumonia. Nimitz was buried with full military honors beside his wife at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.


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John D. Carroll World War II Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2000-09-14
Contents of the Collection The collection relates to the World War II experience of 1st Lieutenant John D. Carroll, who served as a flight navigator and bombadier. It includes aeronautical charts for Hong Kong and Hungtze, China and Osaka and Choshi, Japan as well as a small amount of newspaper clippings related to World War II. Also present are photographs depicting military operations, such as reconnaissance and aerial bombardment, and aircraft, predominantly the B-29. The B-29 is featured in formation flight, dropping...

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