Photo #: NH 62021 (Complete caption)
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN,
Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, (right center)
Addresses senior officers at Pearl Harbor, 31 December 1941, the day he took command. Photographed in front of the Torpedo Building at Quarry Point.
Standing at right is Rear Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, who had held the command until 17 December.
Standing in line at left are (right to left):
Vice Admiral William S. Pye;
Lieutenant General Delos C. Emmons, U.S. Army, (probably);
Rear Admiral Claude C. Bloch;
Rear Admiral William R. Furlong (almost completely hidden behind RAdm. Bloch);
Rear Admiral John H. Newton;
Rear Admiral Thomas Withers;
Rear Admiral Milo F. Draemel.
Last two officers on left (not listed in order, and one nearly hidden) are possibly Captain Harold C. Train and
Rear Admiral William L. Calhoun.
Collection of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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26 May 1999