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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