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  Frank Jack Fletcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fletcher was the operational commander at the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942, prelude to the Battle of Midway.
Fletcher was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, on April 29, 1885.
Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher died on 25 April 1973 at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.
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 Frank Friday Fletcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Admiral Frank Friday Fletcher (November 23, 1855 – November 28, 1928) was an American naval officer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
He was the uncle of World War II Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher.
Fletcher, born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, was a member of the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1875.
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 Admiral Fletcher, 3
Fletcher's great battles took place in the early years of World War II, during a period when great victories were not yet possible, where success was measured in stopping the enemy, rather than pushing him back.
Fletcher was the admiral at sea that had to execute this policy and to make the decisions to interpret this policy on the spot.
Fletcher's carriers were out of range to punish the enemy cruisers, which had withdrawn without attacking the transports, afraid of those same carriers.
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Frank Jack Fletcher commanded aircraft carrier task forces from mid-December 1941 to late September 1942, without so much as a shore leave or long rest.
Following this, Regan evaluates Fletcher's role in the Guadalcanal operations, his often-criticized decision to remove his carriers from the area two days into the landing, his handling of the carriers during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, and his eventual relief in September.
Secondly, it is singularly unable to detect a flaw in Fletcher's behaviour or actions (the most "critical" comment made about him being "The criticism that Frank Jack Fletcher was a battleship skipper through and through is justified." (p.63)).
www.microworks.net /pacific/library/review_bittertempest.htm   (986 words)

 Vice Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born on April 29, 1885 at Marshalltown, Iowa, Frank Jack Fletcher graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1906 and was commissioned as an Ensign two years later.
Fletcher was transferring his flag from the bombed and immobilized USS Yorktown (CV-5).
Fletcher is behind him, just to the right of the boat's centerline, wearing binoculars with white straps.
library.nps.navy.mil /home/midway/fletcher.htm   (1018 words)

 DD 992 Fletcher
In late January 2003 the USS Fletcher took part in a sea swap where her crew was swapped out with the crew of the recently decommissioned USS Kinkaid.
The arrows, adapted from the Fletcher coat of arms, are symbolic of the name (a Fletcher being a maker of arrows).
Admiral Fletcher's experiences in three of the principle carrier air battles of World War II -- Coral Sea, Midway, and the Eastern Solomons -- are symbolized by a naval cutlass resting in superior position over a samurai sword.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/navy/dd-992.htm   (1526 words)

 Vice-Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Fletcher served aboard battleships and destroyers before the war, and was awarded the Medal of Honor for action at Very Cruz 1914.
Retaining his command nevertheless, Fletcher performed, again, too cautiously during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, resulting in a tactical draw where a victory had been possible.
Accordingly, he was relieved as carrier commander and spent the rest of the war as commander of the Northern Pacific Area, in which function he led the occupation of Hokkaido after the war.
www.microworks.net /pacific/biographies/frank_fletcher.htm   (388 words)

 Frank Jack Fletcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He was awarded the Medal of Honor for distinguished conduct during the Vera Cruz intervention in 1914.
Fletcher also held several staff positions and shore billets.
In May and June 1942, he was senior officer present during the battle of Coral Sea and Midway, in which the Japanese fleet was decisively repulsed.
www.worldsfinestnavy.com /FrankJackFletcher.html   (261 words)

 Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher, USN
Frank Jack Fletcher was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, on 29 April 1885.
On 1 May 1946, as senior of the Board, he became Chairman, and continued to serve in that capacity until retirement in 1947.
Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher died 25 April 1973.
navysite.de /people/fjfletcher.htm   (858 words)

 USS Fletcher DD-445 & DDE-445 Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The USS Fletcher DD-445 (1942-1969) was the lead ship of the most famous class of destroyers in the history of the United States Navy.
Fletcher served with honor for the remainder of the War making a name for herself independent of her status as
Whether it was the monotony of patrol duty, a flank speed night battle slugging it out with enemy destroyers, or a pitched battle with shore batteries, Fletcher took her licks and returned to the enemy more than she got.
www.ussfletcher.org   (522 words)

 World War II Plus 55 - December 20 - 26, 1941
The commander, RADM Frank Jack Fletcher, delays fuelling his force.
Out at sea, RADM Frank Jack Fletcher's task force is ordered by the acting CINCPAC, the cautious VADM William S. Pye, to turn around.
Fletcher's officers howl with rage and beg him to ignore the message.
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 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Hawaii News
The destroyer USS Fletcher, the oldest destroyer in Pearl Harbor's flotilla of 13 surface warships, will become part of a Navy experiment that might change the way sailors are sent to sea.
Steve Williams, executive officer of the Fletcher, said part of the reasoning behind the experiment is to keep ships on station longer without having to spend precious time commuting between their home ports.
The Fletcher is scheduled to leave Pearl Harbor this summer to join the USS Lincoln aircraft carrier battle group.
starbulletin.com /2002/04/14/news/story5.html   (1073 words)

On 1 May 1946, he became Chairman, General Board, and continued to serve in that capacity until retirement in 1947.
Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher died 25 April 1973 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
In Bitter Tempest: The Biography Of Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher
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 Photo of Grave site of MOH Recipient Frank Jack Fletcher
Later, Lieu ant Fletcher was placed in charge of a train to convey refugees from the interior to Vera Cruz under a flag of truce.
Lieutenant Fletcher established friendly relations with the Mexican soldiers guarding the train under the flag of truce, thus avoiding any conflicts that may have endangered his mission or the lives of the refugees.
Later promoted to Admiral, Frank Jack Fletcher earned the DSM for his part in the World War II battle of the Coral Sea, and at the close of that war many of the meetings to arrange terms for the surrender of Japanese naval bases in the Pacific were held aboard his flagship, the USS Panamint.
www.homeofheroes.com /gravesites/arlington/fletcher_frank_j.html   (306 words)

 A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle for Wake Island (This Is As Far As We Go)
Frank Jack Fletcher's Task Force 14, meanwhile, was right on schedule, and was in fact further west that Pye knew.
His ships fully fueled and ready for battle, Fletcher planned to detach the Tangier and two destroyers for the final run-in to Wake, while the pilots on board the Saratoga prepared themselves for the fight ahead.
Fletcher, not one to shirk a fight, received the news of the recall angrily, He ripped his hat from his head and disgustedly hurled it to the deck.
www.nps.gov /wapa/indepth/extContent/usmc/pcn-190-003119-00/sec5a.htm   (2160 words)

 World War II Plus 55 - May 27 to May 30, 1942
May 27th, 1942...USS Yorktown and the rest of Rear Adm. Frank Jack Fletcher's Task Force 17 arrives in Pearl Harbor.
Frank Messervy, slips on a private's jacket, and he and his senior staff officers escape to continue to lead the division.
Fletcher will be in overall command of the battle, and his orders are to "inflict maximum damage on enemy by employing strong attrition tactics.
www.usswashington.com /dl27ma42.htm   (4351 words)

 A Magnificent Fight: Marines in the Battle for Wake Island (Still No Help)
Fletcher's task, meanwhile, was to see that the Tangier reached her objective.
Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher, the commander of Task Force 14 is the subject of much historical "Monday morning quarterbacking." All these commentators have the benefit of something neither Pye, the overall commander, nor Fletcher, on the scene, had—hindsight.
On the 19th, 27 Nells came in from the northwest at 1135, and dropped bombs on the remainder of the PanAm facility on Peale and on Camp 1 on Wake.
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Subject: Admiral Fletcher Hi Rob He commanded the carriers during the invasion of Guadalcanal where his performance was abysmal.
It was Fletcher who, in a move that will forever remain controversial, withdrew carrier support early [claiming a need to refuel, though there is evidence that his fuel supply was not critical], which contributed to the debacle at Savo Island and the subsequent need to withdraw the transports before they had finished unloading.
Fletcher remained at sea until he received a minor wound when SARATOGA was torpedoed on August 31, 1942.
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 John Fletcher
Though there is great uncertainty in dating the plays of Beaumont and Fletcher, their chief works appeared between 1607 and 1613.
John Gould Fletcher - Fletcher, John Gould, 1886–1950, American poet, b.
John Fletcher in 1600-1601: two early poems, an involvement in the "Poets' War," and a network of literary connections.(Critical Essay)(Biography)
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 Kodiak Military History, FAW4 News Clippings
Vice Adm. Frank Jack Fletcher, commander in the North Pacific, and Maj. Gen.
Commodore Leslie E. Gehres, commanding Fleet Air Wing Four, was able to report to Vice Adm. Frank Jack Fletcher, commander of the North Pacific, repeated missions over Paramushiro several nights running, without loss of a plane.
The decoration was presented by Admiral Fletcher, who remarked in a brief address: "When the history of this war is written, I am confident that the recipient of this medal will be credited, more than any other officer, with the defeat of the Japanese in the Aleutians."
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 USS Fletcher (DD 992)
USS FLETCHER was the last but one ship in the SPRUANCE - class of destroyers and the first ship in the Navy named after Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher.
Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on October 1, 2004, the FLETCHER is currently berthed at the Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Pearl Harbor, HI., awaiting transfer to the Pakistani Navy.
USS FLETCHER strikes the USS TOWERS (DDG 9) and the USS FRANCIS HAMMOND (FF 1067) causing minor damage while attempting to moor alongside the two ships.
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 Battle of Midway: June 4 - 6, 1942
Yorktown was attacked, Fletcher had again sent out his scouts: ten SBDs of "Scouting" Five launched at 1133 to search out to 200 miles.
The night of June 4-5 set the stage for the rest of the battle, though its consequences weren't fully realized until June 6.
Recognizing that he could not effectively fight a carrier battle from the bridge of a cruiser, Fletcher yielded tactical command to Spruance: "Negative.
www.cv6.org /1942/midway/midway_4.htm   (1615 words)

 US People--Fletcher, Frank Jack
In early January 1942, Rear Admiral Fletcher was given command of a carrier task force with USS Yorktown (CV-5) as his flagship.
Captain Frank Jack Fletcher, USN, Chief of Staff to CinC, Asiatic Fleet (center) and
Rear Admiral Francis E.M. Whiting, Vice Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher and U.S. Representative Warren G. Magnuson (of Washington) at the airfield, upon the return of RAdm.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/pers-us/uspers-f/fj-fltr.htm   (696 words)

 Frank Friday Fletcher, Admiral, United States Navy
In 1887 he was assigned to the Bureau of Ordnance over the next six years, he made numerous contributions to gun mechanisms and gunnery practice, notably the Fletcher breech mechanism that increased the speed of rapid-fire guns.
He is the uncle of Vice Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher, also a Medal of Honor recipient for actions at Vera Cruz in 1914.
Under fire, Rear Adm. Fletcher was eminent and conspicuous in the performance of his duties; was senior officer present at Vera Cruz, and the landing and the operations of the landing force were carried out under his orders and directions.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /ff-fletc.htm   (585 words)

 USN Ships--Margaret (SP-527) -- Officers and Crew
Lieutenant Commander Frank Jack Fletcher, her Commanding Officer, is in the center of the second row.
Lieutenant Commander Frank Jack Fletcher, her Commanding Officer, is in the center.
Ship's Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Frank Jack Fletcher (standing in Margaret's gig), leaving his ship to take command of a destroyer, at Ponta Delgada, Azores, 1 March 1918.
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 EditorMail128.page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Frank Jack Fletcher and Raymond Spruance, could only scrape up little more than three aircraft carriers and one battleship to meet the most powerful fleet ever assembled up to that time: Adm. Isoruku Yamamoto's 200- ship armada displaced more than 1,500,000 tons, replete with 100,000 sailors and pilots, and was commanded by 20 admirals.
* Our pilots - tough stalwarts with names like Max Leslie, Lem Massey, Wade McClusky and Jack Waldron - showed the same individuality and so on their own made ad hoc changes and split-second alterations in their repeated sorties against the imperial fleet.
For all the talk of American decline, little has changed six decades later as we press forward in our own war against zealotry and fanaticism, midway between Sept. 11 and our eventual victory over al Qaeda and its supporters.
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 Wikinfo | Battle of the Coral Sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Alerted by radio intercepts, the Allies knew that Japanese land-based aircraft were being moved south and that an operation was impending.
In opposition, they had three main fleets: USS Yorktown (CV-5) already in the Coral Sea under the command of Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher, USS Lexington (CV-2) en route, and a joint Allied surface fleet.
The carriers USS Hornet (CV-8) and USS Enterprise (CV-6) were heading south after the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo but arrived too late to take part in the battle.
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 Find in a Library: In bitter tempest : the biography of Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher
Find in a Library: In bitter tempest : the biography of Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher
In bitter tempest : the biography of Admiral Frank Jack Fletcher
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