Sergeant H.N. Oliphant interviewed Admiral Chester Nimitz (1885 - 1966) for the August 4, 1944 issue of Yank regarding the progress in the Pacific Theater of Operations. At the time of the interview, the battle of the Marianas was being waged and it was a subject of much concern as to it's significance.
"In the Central Pacific, we have in three swift leaps advanced our sea power thousands of miles to the west of Pearl Harbor. Now our western-most bastions face the Philippines and undoubtedly worry the man on the street in Tokyo concerning the immediate safety of his own skin."
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