Frank Jack Fletcher

1885 - 1973

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Frank Jack Fletcher (April 29, 1885 – April 25, 1973) was an admiral in the United States Navy during World War II. Fletcher was the operational commander at the pivotal battles of the Coral Sea and Midway. As lieutenant, Fletcher was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the battle at Veracruz. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frank Jack Fletcher has received more than 583,687 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Frank Jack Fletcher is the 639th most popular military personnel (up from 699th in 2019), the 1,988th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,208th in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Frank Jack Fletcher ranks 639 out of 1,466Before him are Walther Nehring, Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg, Hans Hermann von Katte, Živojin Mišić, and Kurt von Tippelskirch. After him are Albrecht, Duke of Württemberg, Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, Heinz Reinefarth, Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria, Jules Brunet, and Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

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Among people born in 1885, Frank Jack Fletcher ranks 69Before him are Jules Pascin, Alois Hudal, Sydney Chaplin, Jules Romains, Sisavang Vong, and Khải Định. After him are Friedrich Kellner, Nikolai Krylenko, Agustín Barrios, Soemu Toyoda, Seishirō Itagaki, and Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein. Among people deceased in 1973, Frank Jack Fletcher ranks 72Before him are Jacques Lipchitz, Shirali Muslimov, Károly Kerényi, Mikhail Kalatozov, Adolf Strauss, and Bruno Maderna. After him are José Villalonga Llorente, Robert Ryan, Gian Francesco Malipiero, Merian C. Cooper, Laurence Harvey, and Soong Ai-ling.

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Among people born in United States, Frank Jack Fletcher ranks 1,988 out of 15,968Before him are Michael Rockefeller (1938), Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), King Vidor (1894), David Gross (1941), Charles Dow (1851), and Wayne Shorter (1933). After him are John Barrymore (1882), Ving Rhames (1959), Larry Tesler (1945), Elizabeth Bishop (1911), Anne Meara (1929), and Eric Adams (1952).


Among military personnels born in United States, Frank Jack Fletcher ranks 30Before him are James Bowie (1796), Husband E. Kimmel (1882), Paul Revere (1735), Charles Sweeney (1919), Mark W. Clark (1896), and Abner Doubleday (1819). After him are Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), Charlie Wilson (1933), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), Matthew Ridgway (1895), and William Halsey Jr. (1882).