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USS Missouri Memorial Association commemorates 68th anniversary of the end of World War II, unveils statue of Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz

Along with the traditional Hawaiian blessing, World War II veterans in attendance render honors to Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz at the unveiling of his statue during the USS Missouri Memorial Association 68th anniversary celebration commemorating the end of World War II, Monday, Sept. 2 at the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz not only directed the war in the Pacific but also commanded the largest ocean area and most ships of any single commander in the history of the world. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Clark/Released)



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This work, USS Missouri Memorial Association commemorates 68th anniversary of the end of World War II, unveils statue of Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz [Image 3 of 12], by PO1 Cynthia Clark, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.02.2013

Date Posted:09.03.2013 05:42

Photo ID:1008977

VIRIN:130902-N-PJ759-203

Resolution:4256x2832

Size:1.18 MB

Location:JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI, USGlobe

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  • Marines assigned to the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Rifle Salute detail stand in formation next to the battleship USS Missouri (BB 63) Memorial during the commemoration ceremony that marked 68th anniversary of the signing of the end of World War II. The ceremony was followed by an unveiling of a nine-foot bronze and granite statue honoring Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, who directed the War of the Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Diana Quinlan/Released)
  • Chester Nimitz Lay (left) and Richard Lay (right), grandsons of fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz, look at some personal effects of their grandfather's during a tour of the fleet headquarters compound where their grandfather worked and lived. The Lays are in Hawaii for a ceremony to commemorate the 68th anniversary of end of World War II, Sept. 2, aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial, where a bronze statue of Adm. Nimitz will also be unveiled. Nimitz served as the commander in chief for U.S. Pacific Fleet from Dec. 31, 1941, to Nov. 24, 1945. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)
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  • Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, Richard Lay and Chester Nimitz Lay, grandsons of fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz, pose for a photo inside Haney's office on the fleet headquarters compound where their grandfather worked and lived. The Lays are in Hawaii for a ceremony to commemorate the 68th anniversary of end of World War II, Sept. 2, aboard the Battleship Missouri Memorial, where a bronze statue of Adm. Nimitz will also be unveiled. Nimitz served as the commander in chief for U.S. Pacific Fleet from Dec. 31, 1941, to Nov. 24, 1945. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Kolmel)

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USS Missouri Memorial Association commemorates 68th anniversary of the end of World War II, unveils statue of Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz

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