Jeck, Frederick Charles, RM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
RM-0000-Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radioman
Primary Unit
1941-1942, RM-0000, VS-6
Service Years
1941 - 1942
RM-Radioman

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Asbury Park, NJ
Last Address
1108 Asbury Ave
Asbury Park, NJ

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 3 (cenotaph)

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenWW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Air Crew Wings

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (Newport, RI)
 Duty Stations
NAS Seattle/SandpointUSS Lexington (CV-2)VS-6USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1941-1941, S2c-0000, NAS Seattle/Sandpoint
  1941-1941, RM-0000, USS Lexington (CV-2)
  1941-1942, RM-0000, VS-6
  1941-1942, RM-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Feb 03, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On the morning of 4 June 1942, RM3 Jeck along with his pilot, Ens Carl David Peiffer, and other aircraft from Scouting Six and the Enterprise Air Group attacked the enemy carriers of the Japanese Striking Force during the opening hours of the Air Battle of Midway. Their plane failed to return from that attack. Initially listed as missing in action on 4 Jun 1942, Petty Officer Jeck and his pilot were declared presumed dead one year and one day later on 5 Jun 1943.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2241697

Distinguished Flying Cross
Awarded for Action During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Radioman Third Class
Battalion: Scouting Squadron
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 313 (April 1943)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Radioman Third Class Frederick Charles Jeck (NSN: 2241697), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Gunner of an airplane in a Scouting Squadron in action against enemy Japanese forces in the Battle of Midway, 4 to 6 June 1942. With heroic and meritorious devotion to duty, he rendered valuable assistance to his pilot by detailing continuous specific and comprehensive information concerning the disposition and movements of enemy Japanese units. His courage and cool determination in carrying out this vital task in the face of furious and repeated attacks were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
   
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