- Name: Chester W. Nimitz
- Born: 02/24/1885
- Died: 02/20/1966 (80 years old)
Chester William Nimitz, Sr. (//; February 24, 1885 – February 20, 1966) 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, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Commander in Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, commanding Allied air, land, and sea forces during World War II.
Awards: Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Army Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Lifesaving Medal, Full list
Birth Place: Fredericksburg, Texas, U.S.
Death Place: San Francisco, California, U.S.
Chester W. Nimitz quotes :
God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.Chester W. Nimitz
Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of material and supplies?Chester W. Nimitz
That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.Chester W. Nimitz