|Caption||United States Navy Vice-Admirals Aubrey Fitch (left) and John McCain on the occasion of Fitch relieving McCain as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air, Washington DC, United States, 1 Aug 1944. ww2dbase|
|Source||ww2dbaseUnited States Navy|
|Identification Code||NH 92752|
|Photos on Same Day||1 Aug 1944|
|Photos at Same Place||Washington DC, United States|
|Added By||David Stubblebine|
|Added Date||30 Jan 2020|
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|Licensing||Public Domain. According to the United States copyright law (United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105), in part, "[c]opyright protection under this title is not available for any work of the United States Government".|
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30 Mar 2020 10:38:32 PM
Note that both men are wearing the short-lived Navy Grays uniform. Chief of Naval Operations Ernest King hated the Khakis and commissioned the Grays as an optional alternative. Nimitz hated the Grays so the Grays were usually only seen around Washington while Khakis were normally seen around the Pacific but both were authorized. Once Nimitz advanced to Chief of Naval Operations post-war, the Grays were dropped.