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.

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
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Navy
Identification Code   NH 92752
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Photos on Same Day 1 Aug 1944
Photos at Same Place Washington DC, United States
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
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.

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