World Battlefronts: HEROES: CINCPAG Cited

Victories in the Coral Sea and off Midway brought Admiral Chester W. Nimitz the Distinguished Service Medal last week for "exceptionally meritorious service as Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet." The white-haired CINCPAC received his decoration aboard a battleship in a West Coast port, but he almost came to grief during his visit to the U.S. mainland. In an accident while landing at a coast airport, the co-pilot of his plane was killed, two passengers injured slightly. The Admiral was little the worse for wear.


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