This celebrity goo was created by player Mike Eberhart.
Scott Hardie provided the gooed image, category, and difficulty, wrote the clue, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)

category: Military

clue: Midway through his career, this subordinate impressed the brass enough to rise into their ranks.

explanation: Nimitz began his Navy career as a submarine designer (hinted at with the words "sub"ordinate and "rise"), but was eventually all the way up to Fleet Admiral during World War II. One of his earliest successes in that war was the Battle of Midway ("midway"). more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Amy Austin, Jerry Mathis, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, E. M., and Wendy Hampson

Military History Week This goo was part of Military History Week.



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