Admiral Nimitz Retires and Heads to California
Admiral Nimitz Retires As.U. S. Fleet Commander WASHINGTON. Dec. 15. (UP) — Fleet Adm. Chester W. Niinitr. retired retired as chief of naval operations today and headed for California and ft long-awaited vacation. • Nhnitz. the white-thatched stra- ..-- '•- "*j antt nLS aidcs mlule ll l>l»lu'thnt 16 "dm"'*', n veteran of 42 years not coin- connection Nimitz' retirement >vas voluntary : ° Naval .service, uas pletely terminating his with the Navy. •The 62-qear-old admiral will mnke his home in California and have «" office in' the 12th Naval District a ^ San Francisco. Prom there l!c »'ill act in an advisory capacity to ! ; secretary of Defense James V, For-1 restal and secretary of Navy John L- Sullivan.