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Chester Nimitz

Data de nascimento: 24. Fevereiro 1885
Data de falecimento: 20. Fevereiro 1966

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Chester William Nimitz foi o Comandante Supremo das Forças do Pacífico dos Estados Unidos e das forças Aliadas durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial. Foi a autoridade responsável pelos submarinos norte-americanos, e chefe do Bureau de Navegação da Marinha em 1939 e depois comandante da Frota americana do Pacífico. Foi o último Almirante de Frota norte-americano.

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„United we fought and united we prevail.“

— Chester W. Nimitz
Context: On board all vessels at sea and in port, and at our many island bases in the Pacific, there is rejoicing and thanksgiving. The long and bitter struggle, which Japan started so treacherously on the 7th of December 1941, is at an end. I take great pride in the American forces which have helped to win this victory. America can be proud of them. The officers and men of the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and merchant marine who fought in the Pacific have written heroic new chapters in this Nation's military history. I have infinite respect for their courage, resourcefulness, and devotion to duty. We also acknowledge the great contribution to this victory made by our valiant Allies. United we fought and united we prevail. The port of Tokyo, which was first opened by Commodore Perry in 1853, is now crowded with United States men-of-war. The process of bringing Japan into the family of civilized nations, which was interrupted when Japan launched her program of conquest, will soon begin again. Statement broadcast to the United States and the Pacific Fleet, after ceremonies in Tokyo Bay accepting the official surrender of Japan (2 September 1945)

„The enemy of our games was always Japan, and the courses were so thorough that after the start of World War II, nothing that happened in the Pacific was strange or unexpected.“

— Chester W. Nimitz
On his training for warfare in the Pacific at the Naval War college in 1922, as quoted at The American Experience (PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/macarthur/peopleevents/pandeAMEX90.html

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„Hindsight is notably cleverer than foresight.“

— Chester W. Nimitz
Quoted in The Magnificent Mitscher by Theodore Taylor, p. 266

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„Is the proposed operation likely to succeed?
What might be the consequences of failure?
Is it in the realm of practicability in terms of matériel and supplies?“

— Chester W. Nimitz
"Three favorite rules of thumb" Nimitz had printed on a card he kept on his desk, as quoted in LIFE magazine (10 July 1944) <!-- p. 84 -->

„The war with Japan had been enacted in the game rooms at the War College by so many people and in so many different ways that nothing that happened during the war was a surprise—absolutely nothing except the kamikaze tactics toward the end of the war. We had not visualized these.“

— Chester W. Nimitz
Writing the president of the US Naval War College shortly after World War II. Quoted by Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy http://www.navy.mil/navydata/people/secnav/winter/SECNAV_Remarks_NWC_Current_Strategy_Forum.pdf]

„We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the lines against the enemy while our fleets replaced losses and repaired wounds.“

— Chester W. Nimitz
As quoted in Historic Ship Exhibits in the United States (1969), by United States Naval History Division, United States Navy, p. 24

„God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.“

— Chester W. Nimitz
Appended to a variant of the Serenity Prayer in The Armed Forces Prayer Book (1951)

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