Chester William Nimitz, Jr., USN

Born  17 Feb 1915Brooklyn, New York

Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Aug/Oct 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Chester William Nimitz, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Haddo (255)Lt.Cdr.Submarine18 Feb 194418 Oct 1944

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Haddo (255)


29 Feb 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr. was the son of Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, the US commander in Chief of Pacific Naval forces, and an ex-submariner himself.

29 Mar 1944 (position 17.42, 109.57)
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Nichian Maru (6197 GRT) in the South China Sea in position 17°42'N, 109°57'E.

22 Apr 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

18 May 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines.

11 Jun 1944 (position 7.13, 123.13)
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) sank two Japanese trawlers with gunfire in the Celebes Sea south off Mindanao, Philippines in position 07°13'N, 123°13'E.

16 Jul 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

12 Aug 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) departed from Fremantle for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines.

21 Aug 1944 (position 13.22, 120.19)
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ships Kinryu Maru (4392 GRT) and Norfolk Maru (6576 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant tanker Taiei Maru (9929 GRT) east of Mindoro, Philippines in position 13°22'N, 120°19'E.

22 Aug 1944 (position 14.15, 120.05)
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese frigate Sado (870 tons, offsite link) about 35 nautical miles west of Manila, Philippines in position 14°15'N, 120°05'E.

23 Aug 1944 (position 16.06, 119.44)
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Asakaze (1270 tons, offsite link) some 20 miles southwest of Cape Bolinao, Luzon, Philippines in position 16°06'N, 119°44'E.

8 Sep 1944 (position 11.48, 121.10)
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire east of Panay, Philippines in position 11°48'N, 121°10'E.

21 Sep 1944 (position 13.35, 119.06)
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minelayer Katsuriki (1540 tons) about 80 nautical miles south-west of Manila, Philippines in position 13°35'N, 119°06'E.

3 Oct 1944
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Nimitz, Jr.) ended her 7th war patrol at Fremantle.


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