United States Naval Academy
Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966
1945 January 21 - September 3
Letters from Chester William Nimitz to his wife, Catherine. Presents an intimate picture of Nimitz's professional and personal daily routine and activities as Commander In Chief United States Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean areas. Frequent brief mentions of: naval and military associates and aides, many of them high-ranking; civilian, political, naval and military visitors; personal friends and acquaintances. Associations with publicists and journalists. Public functions and duties. Nimitz's health and exercise regimen, his love of music and other interests. His boat, the Catherine. Gifts received and given. Catherine's work with Red Cross and her other volunteer activities.Halsey's Formosa strike, related matters, future western actions (Jan 22), Nimitz's British Honor (Jan 23), Possible temporary D.C. duty for CWN Jr (Jan 24), Nimitz's plane trip westward, description of plane (Jan 27), Nimitz's new H.Q. 29 (Jan 28), Visit with Spruance (Feb 4), Nimitz's resistance to and Jack Towers' support of certain uses of WAVES (Feb 7), CB development of islands. Presence of Japanese soldiers on islands (Feb 8), Possibility of enemy action on "Empire Day" (Feb 11), Japanese attack men who strayed from recuperation camp (Feb 14), Visit to Saipan (Feb 15), "First day of powerful carrier aircraft strikes in the Tokyo area" (Feb 16), Brief description of surrender ceremony (Sep 2), Return to Guam H.Q. from Tokyo Bay. Attitude of defeated Japanese (Sep 3).
Chester W. Nimitz Papers
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Nimitz, Catherine Freeman, d. 1979; Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966; World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval Operations, American;
Chester W. Nimitz Letters to Catherine Nimitz - Folder 3