Hancock, Frank Flowers, Jr., LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1944, USS Cabot (CVL-28)
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Mississippi
Mississippi
Year of Birth
1922
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bentonia, Mississippi
Last Address
Phoenix, MS

Casualty Date
Jul 04, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Japan
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On July 4, 1944, LTjg Hancock took off from the USS Cabot (CVL-28) on a fighter sweep over Iwo Jima. Over the target, the formation was intercepted by A6M5 Zero. Likely, this Hellcat was shot down by an intercepting A6M5 Zeros. When Hancock failed to return he was listed as Missing In Action (MIA). His body was never recovered and he was later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 263521

Presidential Unit Citation
For extraordinary heroism in action against enemy Japanese forces in the air, ashore and afloat in the Pacific War Area from January 29  44, to April 8, 1345. Operating continuously in the most forward areas, the U.S.S. CABOT and her air groups struck crushing blows toward annihilating Japanese fighting power; they provided air cover for our amphibious forces; they fiercely countered the enemy's aerial attacks and destroyed his planes; and they inflicted terrific losses on the Japanese in Fleet and merchant marine units sunk or damaged. Daring and dependable in combat, the CABOT with her gallant officers and men rendered loyal service in achieving the ultimate defeat of the Japanese Empire.
 
For the President,
James Forrestal
Secretary of the Navy

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 Duty Stations
Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLNAS PensacolaVF-31 The MeataxesUSS Cabot (CVL-28)
  1942-1942, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1942-1943, NAS Pensacola
  1943-1944, VF-31 The Meataxes
  1943-1944, USS Cabot (CVL-28)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Majuro (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Roi-Namur Island
 Colleges Attended 
Mississippi State University
  1939-1942, Mississippi State University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 30, 1942, Flight school1
  May 14, 1943, Wings of Gold1
  Jul 04, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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