National Affairs: Coming: 41 Stars

Just a shade jealous of all the homecoming celebrations for returning generals, the Navy last week laid plans for a monster show of its own. On Oct. 2, silver-haired Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz—who said bluntly last month that sea power won the war against Japan—will appear before the U.S. Congress. With him will come Fleet Admirals King and Leahy, Admirals Spruance, Halsey, Turner and Kinkaid, Marine General Alexander A. Vandegrift and Lieut. Generals Holland M. Smith and Roy S. Geiger—a total of 41 stars. And late in October the Navy will stage a full-dress fleet review in New York Harbor,...

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