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Admiral Chester Nimitz
Transcript of Admiral Chester Nimitz
February 24, 1885 in
Fredericksburg, Texas. In 1901, Chester Nimitz attends the Naval Academy before finishing high school. In 1905, he graduates seventh in his class. Nimitz's childhood home Admiral Nimitz Museum in
Frederisburg, Texas He was an American naval officer, commanded the Pacific Fleet during World War II and played a major role in leading the defeat of Japan. After Pearl Harbor he became commander of the Pacific fleet. He directed the sea battles and the island landings that brought victory to the United States. 1885 1901 1941 1966 Admiral Nimitz died on February 20, 1966 in California. 1911 Chester Nimitz marries Catherine Freeman, daughter of a wealthy businessman. They had four children. How was Admiral Nimitz involved in WWII? The original home of the Museum, the Nimitz Steamboat Hotel, restored to its 1890 appearance, now overlooks a 6-acre campus. Today's Landmarks in Texas Our school is named after Admiral Chester Nimitz. Nimitz Middle School 1944 In December of 1944, in the middle of World War Two, the new Five-Star officer rank was created, allowing generals and admirals to place a total of five stars on their uniforms and flags. In all, four Army generals, four Navy admirals and one Air Force general have held this rank. Nimitz was one of the four Navy admirals. Source: Millett, Richard L. "Nimitz, Chester William (1885-1966)." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Ed. Suzanne M. Bourgoin. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998. 17 vols.Student Resource Center - Junior. Gale. Nimitz Middle School. About his upbringing Source: "Nimitz, Chester W. (1885-1966)." Discovering U.S. History. Online ed. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Student Resource Center - Junior. Gale. Nimitz Middle School. Source: "Nimitz, Chester W. (1885-1966)." DISCovering U.S. History. Online ed. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Student Resource Center - Junior. Gale. Nimitz Middle School. Beginning at age eight, the young Nimitz earned a dollar a week as a delivery boy at an uncle's meat market and he still received high grades in school. After living a few years in Fredericksburg, Nimitz moved to Kerrville, Texas, where mother and stepfather William Nimitz ("Uncle Willie") managed the St. Charles Hotel. Source: Nimitz, Chester William." Compton's by Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Landmarks named after Nimitz Nimitz childhood Nimitz father died of health problems a few months before he was born.