Frank Jack Fletcher

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Birthday
29, 1885
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Apr 25, 1973 (87)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
29, 1885
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Apr 25, 1973 (87)

About

World War II hero who led American naval forces in the Battle of the Coral sea and in the Battle of Midway.

Before Fame

He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1906 and participated in military action at Vera Cruz, Mexico.

Trivia

He received the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, and the Navy Distinguished Service Medal over the course of his career.

Family Life

He was born in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Associated With

He and Raymond Spruance were both commanders in the Battle of Midway. Fletcher, in fact, turned tactical command over to Spruance after Fletcher's carrier, the Yorktown, was heavily damaged.