Photo #: 80-G-701553
Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, USN,
Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, and
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN
Pose together at the Navy Department, Washington, D.C., on 21 November 1945, as it was announced that FAdm. Nimitz would succeed FAdm. King as Chief of Naval Operations.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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5 December 2000