Admiral Chester W. Nimitz WWII Diary To Be Released Online
Naval history buffs all over the world will strike gold next week, when the U.S. Naval War College plans to release the World War II diary of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz online as part of its Naval Historical Collection. At more than 4,000 pages long, the diary begins just after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and continues until August 31, 1945, two days before Nimitz accepted Japanís formal surrender on his flagship, the USS Missouri, in Tokyo Bay. It makes its online debut on what would be the celebrated admiralís 129th birthday, and offers fascinating insights into the five-star fleet admiralís day-to-day operations and communications during the historic Pacific campaign.