Events in career of Chester W. Nimitz. High level planning during World War II.
Pacific Theater Date:1944 Duration:3 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
Brief view of damage to Light Cruiser, USS Birmingham (CL-62) suffered while trying to aid Light Aircraft Carrier, USS Princeton (CVL-23) which burned and exploded from Japanese bombing, on Oct. 24, 1944, in World War 2. Scene shifts to United States sailors aboard a battle ship wearing Purple Heart medals awarded following Battles of Midway and Coral Sea. Fleet Admiral Chester W Nimitz, commander of U.S. Navy forces and General Douglas MacArthur, commander of U.S. ground forces, look at a map on wall, and consult together. MacArthur holds his traditional corn cob pipe. Admiral Nimitz on battlefield inspection tour with Admiral William Halsey and Navy Secretary Frank Knox in Solomon Islands. American flag flutters at United States Base camp. President Roosevelt, Admiral Nimitz and General MacArthur meeting at CINCPAC headquarters. Nimitz points at a map on wall. Roosevelt and MacArthur having private conversation. Admiral Nimitz hands pointer to General MacArthur, who prepares to brief the President about the final invasion of Japan. Admiral Nimitz climbs over an obstacle and sits next to President Roosevelt. Outdoor scene on Hawaii, President Roosevelt seated and Admiral Nimitz and other officers standing in relaxed gathering.
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