United States Naval Academy
Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966
1944 December 24 - 1945 January 20
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.1944: Visit with Halsey. Inspection of new H.Q (Dec 24), Guam, (Dec 30). 1945: Praise of movie Fighting Lady (Jan 1), Nimitz's new boat, the Catherine. "Fine work" of US submarines against Japanese (Jan 3), Westward naval operations. Publicity to encourage USN enlistment by nurses (Jan 5), Lt. Cmdr. Murray's painting of Nimitz. Praise of Red Cross (Jan 6), Pride in son's (CWN Jr.) winning of Navy Cross (Jan 7), CWN Jr. to be in "thick" of battle. Dinner with General Buckner and Schofield (Jan 8), Luzon and MacArthur and future plans for west activities. Nimitz-MacArthur relationship (Jan 10-11), Naval actions - French Indo-China coast. Sidney Sargent (Jan 12), Praise of Eller. Nimitz on King George's Honors List (Jan 13), Praise of Bill Calhoun (Jan 14), Nimitz withholds approval of certain uses of WAVES. Good news from P.I. and future plans (Jan 16), "Western naval picture" (Jan 17), Praise of Red Cross Surgical Dressing Group, war in Luzon, Leyte action (Jan 19), Possible conference. Gambling problem among officers. Military moonlighting problem (Jan 20).
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 2