Chester Nimitz

Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Naval forces in the Pacific during World War II. Admiral Chester Nimitz served at Commander-in-Chief US Pacific Fleet from just after Pearl Harbor until the end of the war. He planned the attack against Yamamoto's fleets at the Battle of Midway Island and naval offensive operations in the Pacific for the remainder of the war.

Birth Location: 
Fredericksburg, Texas, US
Birth Date: 
2/24/1885
Death Location: 
San Francisco, California, US
Death Date: 
1966