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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 commanded five different task forces through WWII; he was the operational task force commander at the pivotal battles of the Coral Sea and Midway, which collectively resulted in the sinking of six Japanese fleet carriers. In 1914, then 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 622,920 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Frank Jack Fletcher is the 686th most popular military personnel (down from 639th in 2019), the 2,115th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,987th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Frank Jack Fletcher ranks 686 out of 1,468Before him are Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg, Kurt von Tippelskirch, Abner Doubleday, Roger of Lauria, Max Immelmann, and Won Gyun. After him are Georges Guynemer, Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Pavel Sudoplatov, Paul Revere, Yasuji Okamura, and Yigael Yadin.

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Among people born in 1885, Frank Jack Fletcher ranks 68Before him are Dorando Pietri, Viktor Schauberger, Sisavang Vong, Agustín Barrios, Harlow Shapley, and Khải Định. After him are Soemu Toyoda, Egon Kisch, Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein, Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Jules Romains, and Nikolai Krylenko. Among people deceased in 1973, Frank Jack Fletcher ranks 74Before him are Károly Kerényi, Milunka Savić, Alexander Orlov, Robert Ryan, Roger Williamson, and Periyar E. V. Ramasamy. After him are Robert Smithson, Hans Globke, Merian C. Cooper, Bruno Maderna, Clas Thunberg, and Sessue Hayakawa.

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Among people born in United States, Frank Jack Fletcher ranks 2,115 out of 18,182Before him are Merce Cunningham (1919), Steve Morse (1954), Charles M. Rice (1952), Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), Leonard Kleinrock (1934), and Karl Guthe Jansky (1905). After him are Henrietta Lacks (1920), Saul Bass (1920), Jane Jacobs (1916), Kevin Mitnick (1963), Michael Emerson (1954), and Paul Revere (1735).


Among military personnels born in United States, Frank Jack Fletcher ranks 32Before him are Chris Kyle (1974), Mark W. Clark (1896), Charles Sweeney (1919), P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), William Halsey Jr. (1882), and Abner Doubleday (1819). After him are Paul Revere (1735), Doc Holliday (1851), James Bowie (1796), Henry H. Arnold (1886), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), and Philip Sheridan (1831).