Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz is met by General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur, as he arrives by airplane in Manila, Philippines. Japanese diplomats and military officers board the U.S. Battleship, Missouri, to sign surrender documents. Admiral Nimitz is one of the signatories. Nimitz is given a hero's welcome, in Washington, DC, replete with a military parade. He addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress. Admiral Richard Byrd briefs Admiral Nimitz (now Chief of Naval Operations) about the 1947 expedition to Antarctica. Admiral Nimitz receiving an honorary degree from Columbia University, in New York. (Others present during this event include General Dwight Eisenhower and General George Marshall.) Nimitz, appointed as UN Plebiscite Administrator for Kashmir. He is visited by members of the Japanese Diet and signs autographs for them. Nimitz standing with President Truman, who appoints him to a special commission on internal security.
Retired Admiral Nimitz at home in his garden at Berkeley Hills, California. Weather vane at his house contains 5 stars and replica of a submarine.
Activities of U.S. Navy personnel in Antarctica during Operation High Jump. Weasel, a towing sled, goes over the 2nd bridge on the way to USS Yancey. Men unload Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) explosives from USS Yancey onto sleds. A sign on explosives: 'Danger, high explosives'
Activities of U.S. Navy personnel in Antarctica during Operation High Jump. An airplane parked at a snow covered air strip. The wheels of the airplane and the motor covered with a canvas. Men measure snow pressure. Men jack up the airplane.
Activities of U.S. Navy personnel in Antarctica during Operation High Jump. A man walks in snow. A church tent and other tents in the camp are covered with snow. A weasel drives past on the snow covered area. A man carries a board to be used as a windbreaker in the foreground.
Activities of U.S. Navy personnel in Antarctica during Operation High Jump. Men load photo equipment in a weasel during a blizzard. The weasel is driven away. Ice blocks used as a windbreaker around a tent. A photographer falls in the snow. Men walk about in the blizzard. Snow drifts around tanks and tents. A church tent. The weasel moves across snow.
Activities of U.S. Navy personnel in Antarctica during Operation High Jump. U.S. Navy Noorduyn JA-1 Norseman aircraft parked on an air strip. A photographer stamps snow off his boots and opens the door of a tent. He carries a tripod out of the tent. Another man arrives near the tent.