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#4644567 - 04/01/24 12:01 PM Admiral Chester Nimitz - Unauthorized History of the Pacific War  
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A bit more in depth look at Chester Nimitz. It is hard to imagine anyone better suited to lead the US Pacific Fleet.





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#4644569 - 04/01/24 12:13 PM Re: Admiral Chester Nimitz - Unauthorized History of the Pacific War [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I remember when I first read a short bio on him several years ago and there were two things from his pre-WWII life that caught my attention: He spoke fluent German and he spent a good part of 1913 living in the German Empire while studying ship engines.

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His family were German immigrants, he grew up speaking German. Interestingly his Army counterpart in Europe, Eisenhower, was of German ancestry as well but about a 100 years further removed... I don't think Ike grew up speaking German wink


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#4644572 - 04/01/24 12:49 PM Re: Admiral Chester Nimitz - Unauthorized History of the Pacific War [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
His family were German immigrants, he grew up speaking German. Interestingly his Army counterpart in Europe, Eisenhower, was of German ancestry as well but about a 100 years further removed... I don't think Ike grew up speaking German wink



You made me curious so I looked up this tidbit about Eisenhower:

The Eisenhauer (German for "iron hewer" or "iron miner") family migrated from the German village of Karlsbrunn to the Province of Pennsylvania in 1741.


So I believe you are correct in that Eisenhower was not raised speaking German. smile


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