Hancock, Frank Flowers, Jr., LTJG

Fallen
 
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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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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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Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
Start Year
1944
End Year
1944

Description
The Battle of Kwajalein was fought as part of the Pacific campaign of World War II. It took place from 31 January-3 February 1944, on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Employing the hard-learned lessons of the battle of Tarawa, the United States launched a successful twin assault on the main islands of Kwajalein in the south and Roi-Namur in the north. The Japanese defenders put up stiff resistance, although outnumbered and under-prepared. The determined defense of Roi-Namur left only 51 survivors of an original garrison of 3,500.

For the US, the battle represented both the next step in its island-hopping march to Japan and a significant moral victory because it was the first time the Americans had penetrated the "outer ring" of the Japanese Pacific sphere. For the Japanese, the battle represented the failure of the beach-line defense. Japanese defenses became prepared in depth, and the battles of Peleliu, Guam, and the Marianas proved far more costly to the US.
 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1944
To Year
1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  157 Also There at This Battle:
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Brewster, Donald, PO3, (1943-1946)
  • Coggins, Royal Joseph, S1c, (1942-1946)
  • Crookshank, Irvin, PO2, (1942-1946)
  • De Noma, George Robert, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Hetrick, Clarendon Robert, PO3, (1940-1961)
  • Lehner, Gerard, PO1, (1942-1952)
  • Lucas, Charles, PO3, (1942-1945)
  • Marlow, Forest Eugene, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • McBride, Carl Edward, S2c, (1943-1947)
  • Medaglia, Michael, S1c, (1942-1946)
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