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Nimitz, Chester W. (1885-1966)

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Nimitz, Fleet Adm. Chester W., U.S. Navy (Ret.), 5 volumes of Recollections by various naval officers and friends
Fleet Admiral, U. S. Navy

Based on three interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr. Altogether, the volume contains 229 pages of interview transcript plus indices. The transcripts are copyright 1970 by the U. S. Naval Institute; the interviewees have placed no restrictions on their use.

Recollections of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz as given by:

  • Rear Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Jr. , USN (Ret. ), and his wife Joan; interviewed in April 1969; 65 pages
  • Daughter Catherine Nimitz Lay and her husband, Captain James T. Lay, USN (Ret. ); interviewed in February 1970; 123 pages
  • Daughter Sister M. Aquinas Nimitz, O. P. ; interviewed in June 1969; 42 pages

Based on four interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr. , and E. B. Potter. Altogether, the volume contains 314 pages of interview transcript plus indices. The transcripts are copyright 1972 by the U. S. Naval Institute; the interviewees have placed no restrictions on their use.

Recollections of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz as given by:

  • Rear Admiral Waldo Drake, Pacific Fleet public relations officer during much of World War II; interviewed by Mason in June 1970; 60 pages
  • Admiral James Fife, a long-time submarine officer who commanded in Australia during the war; interviewed by Mason in May 1969; 35 pages
  • Rear Admiral Edwin Layton, Pacific Fleet intelligence officer throughout the war; interviewed by Potter in March 1970; 116 pages
  • H. Arthur Lamar, Nimitz's aide and flag lieutenant before the war and throughout its progress; interviewed by Mason in June 1970; 103 pages

Based on six interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr. Altogether, the volume contains 251 pages of interview transcript plus indices. The transcripts are copyright by the U.S. Naval Institute; the interviewees have placed no restrictions on their use.

Recollections of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz as given by:

  • Rear Admiral Chester Bruton, administrative aide to Chief of Naval Operations Nimitz after World War II; interviewed in June 1969; 27 pages
  • Rear Admiral J. Wilson Leverton, Jr. , junior officer in the cruiser Augusta in the 1930s; interviewed in August 1969; 62 pages
  • Captain Samuel P. Moncure, junior officer in the cruiser Augusta in the 1930s; interviewed in July 1969; 41 pages
  • Vice Admiral Lloyd M. Mustin, USN (Ret. ), junior officer in the cruiser Augusta in the 1930s; interviewed in March 1970; 76 pages
  • Rear Admiral Odale D. Waters, Jr. , junior officer in the cruiser Augusta in the 1930s; interviewed in July 1969; 20 pages
  • Vice Admiral F. E. M. Whiting, first lieutenant and executive officer in the cruiser Augusta in the 1930s; interviewed in September 1969; 25 pages

Based on 12 interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr. , Etta-Belle Kitchen, and E. B. Potter. Altogether, the volume contains 248 pages of interview transcript. The transcripts are copyright 1972 by the U. S. Naval Institute; the interviewees have placed no restrictions on their use.

Recollections of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz as given by:

  • Rear Admiral Eugene B. Fluckey, submarine skipper and later Nimitz's aide; interviewed by Mason in October 1971; 29 pages
  • Mr. J. Emott Caldwell; naval aviator who served as Nimitz's pilot; interviewed by Kitchen in January 1970; 52 pages
  • Mr. Robert R. Gros, journalist who interviewed CNO Nimitz after World War II about Pacific Trust Territories; interviewed by Kitchen in July 1970; 34 pages
  • Mr. John A. Sutro; Navy League official involved in Nimitz's 75th birthday celebration; interviewed by Kitchen in July 1970; 20 pages
  • Mr. Herman Toepperwein; Texas relative; interviewed by Potter in March 1970; 18 pages
  • Mr. Max O. Reinbach; Texas relative; interviewed by Potter in March 1970; 16 pages
  • Mrs. Charles Kiehne; last surviving aunt; interviewed by Potter in March 1970; 10 pages
  • Mrs. Milton Durst and Mr. Guenther Henke; Texas relatives; interviewed by Potter in March 1970; 24 pages
  • Mr. Louis Schreiner; Texas relative; interviewed by Potter in March 1970; 8 pages
  • Mrs. Dora Nimitz Reagan; Texas relative; interviewed by Potter in March 1970; 20 pages
  • Mr. John Leavell; boyhood friend in Texas; interviewed by Potter in March 1970; 17 pages

Based on 12 interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr. , Etta-Belle Kitchen, and Paul Hopper. Altogether, the volume contains 333 pages of interview transcript plus indices. The transcripts are copyright by the U. S. Naval Institute; the interviewees have placed no restrictions on their use.

Recollections of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz as given by:

  • Captain James Bassett, Jr. , Pacific Fleet public relations officer in 1941-42; interviewed
  • by Kitchen in May 1969; 32 pages
  • Rear Admiral George W. Bauernschmidt, SC, neighbor of the Nimitzes in the 1920; interviewed by Mason in August 1969; 25 pages
  • Vice Admiral William Callaghan, member of Pacific Fleet war plans staff in World War II; interviewed by Mason in June 1969; 25 pages
  • Mr. H. Joseph Chase, member of the NROTC unit at University of California in the 1920s; interviewed by Kitchen in October 1969; 33 pages
  • Captain Alvah B. Court, Naval Academy classmate; interviewed by Mason in May 1969; 19 pages
  • Admiral M. E. Curts, Pacific Fleet communication officer in World War II; interviewed by Hopper in June 1969; 17 pages
  • Rear Admiral Onnie P. Lattu, member of the NROTC unit at University of California in the 1920s; interviewed by Mason in July 1969; 20 pages
  • Rear Admiral Preston V. Mercer, flag secretary to Nimitz in the late 1930s and during World War II; interviewed by Mason in July 1969; 53 pages
  • Rear Admiral Mell A. Peterson, Pacific Fleet assistant gunnery officer in World War II; interviewed by Kitchen in May 1969; 33 pages
  • Captain David W. Plank, CHC, chaplain at Yerba Buena Island, near San Francisco, in the mid-1960s; interviewed by Mason in July 1969; 21 pages
  • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wheeler, Jr. neighbors of the Nimitzes on Long Island in the late 1940s; interviewed by Mason in August 1969; 20 pages

Based on nine interviews conducted by John T. Mason, Jr. , E. B. Potter, and Etta-Belle Kitchen. Altogether, the volume contains 359 pages of interview transcript plus indices. The transcripts are copyright by the U. S. Naval Institute; the interviewees have placed no restrictions on their use.

Recollections of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz as given by:

  • Rear Admiral Thomas C. Anderson, MC, Pacific Fleet medical officer, 1943-45; interviewed by Kitchen in July 1969; 44 pages
  • Mr. James W. Archer, member of the NROTC unit at University of California in the 1920s; interviewed by Kitchen in August 1969; 44 pages
  • Mr. and Mrs. Edward V. Brewer, Jr. , neighbors of the Nimitzes in California after World War II; interviewed by Kitchen in January 1970; 58 pages
  • Mr. George E. Cozard, Marine Corps driver for Nimitz during his time as Chief of Naval Operations; interviewed by Kitchen in January 1970; 66 pages
  • Captain Tracy D. Cuttle, MC, member of the NROTC unit at University of California in the 1920s; interviewed by Mason in August 1969; 16 pages
  • The Honorable Charles M. Fox, Jr. , communication officer on the Third Fleet staff in October 1944; interviewed by Potter in March 1970; 8 pages
  • Captain George S. Perkins, Naval Reserve officer commissioned by Nimitz in 1926; interviewed by Kitchen in December 1969; 18 pages
  • Rear Admiral Allen G. Quynn, member of Pacific Fleet Service Force staff in World War II; interviewed by Mason in December 1969; 50 pages
  • Vice Admiral John R. Redman, Pacific Fleet communication officer in World War II; interviewed by Mason in June 1969; 55 pages

 
 

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