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Chester W. Nimitz
  • Name: Chester W. Nimitz
  • Born: 02/24/1885
  • Died: 02/20/1966 (80 years old)

Chester William Nimitz, Sr. (/ˈnɪmɪts/; 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.

Source: Wikipedia

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