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Chester W. Nimitz (1885–1966)

Chester W. Nimitz was born on February 24, 1885 in Fredericksburg, Texas, USA as Chester William Nimitz. He was married to Catherine Vance Freeman. He died on February 20, 1966 in Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Secret Land
The Secret Land Himself
The Making of 'Midway'
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Hellcats of the Navy
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2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 9 Portrayals | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Admiral Chester W. Mimitz | Admiral Nimitz | Chester Nimitz | Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

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Naval officer who retired at 5-star rank (Fleet Admiral). At the time of Operation High Jump (see plot summary for The Secret Land (1948), he was Chief of Naval Operations. See more »

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