James H. Flatley

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Birthday
17, 1906
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jul 9, 1958 (52)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1906
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Jul 9, 1958 (52)

About

U.S. Navy pilot who developed WWII combat and training techniques catered to Pacific theater conflicts with the Japanese.

Before Fame

He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and subsequently served on board the carrier USS Saratoga. In 1931, he learned to fly.

Trivia

His trained carrier pilots participated in the Battles of Santa Cruz and Guadalcanal.

Family Life

He grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Associated With

His tactics and military training techniques helped Chester Nimitz, the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific.