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Collection
Title

The Nimitz Graybook

Creator

Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966

Description

The Command Summary of Fleet Admiral (FADM) Chester W. Nimitz was compiled by the War Plans Section of the Pacific Command Headquarters in Hawaii during World War II. It contains daily estimates of the situation, command decisions, and running summaries of communications from December 7, 1941 to August 31, 1945.

Naval War College Historian Douglas Smith avers that it is "the most authoritative source on the Pacific War available anywhere".

Date

December 7, 1941-August 31, 1945

Subject

  • Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966
  • World War, 1939-1945, Naval operations, American

Type

Document

Format

pdf, 4,030 pp.

Source

Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) Operational Archives

Rights

In the public domain.