Eugene B. Fluckey

Eugene B. Fluckey

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rear Admiral Eugene Bennett Fluckey (October 5, 1913 - June 28, 2007), nicknamed "Lucky Fluckey," was a United States Navy submarine commander who received the Medal of Honor during World War II. Fluckey was born in Washington, D.C. on October 5, 1913. He attended Western High School in Washington and Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. He prepared for the Naval Academy at Columbian Preparatory School, Washington. He was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in 1931, he was graduated and commissioned Ensign in June 1935. Fluckey's initial assignments were aboard the battleship USS Nevada (BB-36) and in May 1936 was transferred to the destroyer USS McCormick (DD-223). In June 1938 he reported for instruction at the Submarine School, New London, Connecticut and upon completion, he served on USS S-42 (SS-153) and in December 1938, he was assigned to and completed five war patrols on USS Bonita (SS-165). Detached from Bonita in August 1942, he returned to Annapolis for graduate instruction in naval engineering.show more

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 440g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134927406
  • 9786134927406