Commander in chief of the U.S. Naval forces in the Pacific during World War II.
Signed Photograph of the admiral in uniform signing the Japanese surrender on board the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, with General Douglas MacArthur and Admiral William Halsey standing behind him, and other officers in the background. The admiral inscribes the photograph on the mount below: “To Admiral E.J. Roland, U.S.C.G. — Commandant U.S. Coast Guard — with best wishes, warm regards and great appreciation of the contribution of the U.S. Coast Guard to the war effort that made possible the above scene — C.W. Nimitz, F Adm USN. The photograph measures 8 3/8 inches wide by 6 3/8 inches high. Overall dimensions: 13 1/2 inches wide by 11 inches high.
Framed (with blue inner and outer mats in a decorative silver frame) dimensions: 21 ¼ inches wide by 18 ¾ inches high.