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Postby Pips » 14 Apr 2018 00:27

What were the reasons for Nimitz being selected as replacement to Kimmel for the position of CINCPAC after Pearl Harbour? He certainly wasn't the most senior admiral in the list. In fact I've read that he was 30-40 slots down the list to the more senior admirals.

Why was he chosen over the heads of others.

And just as a by the by, whatever became of those admirals senior to Nimitz in 1941? Did any of them obtain responsible positions (combat or otherwise) during the War?

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