Chester W Nimitz Fleet Admiral Navy United States After the attack on Pearl Harbor, took command of the Pacific Ocean areas, and turned around USA's fortunes in the Battle of Midway. Closed the war with operations in the Leyte Gulf and
General George C. Marshall during World War II. Harry Truman thought him to be the finest soldier and man he ever knew. He admired General Marshall so greatly that he named the US program to help the countries of Europe recover, "The Marshall Plan.