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Newly promoted Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz hosting a collection of Third Fleet flag officers aboard battleship USS New Jersey in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, Christmas Eve, 1944.

Caption     Newly promoted Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz hosting a collection of Third Fleet flag officers aboard battleship USS New Jersey in Ulithi Lagoon, Caroline Islands, Christmas Eve, 1944. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseNational Museum of Naval Aviation FN Gilreath Collection
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Photos on Same Day 24 Dec 1944
Photos at Same Place Ulithi, Caroline Islands
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
17 Oct 2015 09:31:53 PM

Left to Right: Cmdr T.P. Jeter, VAdm John McCain, VAdm Willis A. Lee, Jr., RAdm Gerald F. Bogan, VAdm George D. Murray, RAdm John F. Shafroth, Jr., RAdm Edward W. Hanson, RAdm F.E.M. Whiting, RAdm M.L. Deyo, RAdm J.C. Jones, Jr., RAdm Alfred E. Montgomery, RAdm Forest Sherman, RAdm Arthur W. Radford, RAdm Frederick C. Sherman, RAdm Joseph J. “Jocko” Clark, RAdm John H. Hoover, FAdm Chester Nimitz, RAdm Glenn B. Davis, RAdm L.J. Wiltse, Cmdr W.R. Carter, RAdm W. Baker. Interestingly not present in this group of Third Fleet admirals was the Third Fleet Commander, Adm William Halsey.

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WW2-Era Place Name Ulithi, Caroline Islands
Lat/Long 10.0625, 139.7105
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