Lt. Cmdr. F. Julian Becton

Somewhere in the South Pacific, 1943




The initial ComDesRon 21.
Captain Francis X. McInerney (third from left) and staff.
Lt. P.T. Kroeger, Lt. Cmdr. Julian Becton, and Ensign J.C. (Jack) Fitch.
on board his flagship USS Nicholas (DD 449) in the Solomon Islands, May 1943

Courtesy J.C. Fitch Collection


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