Bell, Frederic Jackson.

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Frederick Jackson Bell, born on 1903, in Norfolk/Virginia, son of John Frank and Margaret Estelle (Jackson) Bell. He attended St. George’s School and Maury High School in Norfolk and entered the US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, on appointment from the Second District of Virginia in 1920. As a Midshipman he was Athletic Editor of the “Lucky Bag,” was Manager of the Baseball Team and participated in Class boxing and track. Graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science and commissioned Ensign in the US Navy on 05-06-1924. He became a decorated World War II Admiral. He was commander of a cruiser that rescued downed aircrews in South Pacific during WWII. Bell was in 1942 promoted to Commander and became the commanding officer of the USS Grayson.  He commanded this destroyer, when the Marine Corps landed at Guadalcanal  The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by Allied forces, was a military campaign fought between 07-08-1942 and 09-02-1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theatre of World War II. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.The American forces had an amount of 29.00 men and lost 6.000 in battle, the Japanese forces had an amount of 30.000 men and they lost 24.000. The American Guadalcanal campaign commander was Admiral Ernst Joseph King
 and Frank Fletcher and on Japanese side Isoroku Yamamoto.

Death and burial ground of Bell, Frederic Jackson.

Bell retired in 1948 as a Rear Admiral. He lived in Miami and died at the old age of 91, his family said the cause of death was respiratory failure. Frederic Jackson Bell was buried with his wife Pauline, born Glidden, who died age 68, in 1968, with full military honours, on 08-11-1994 on Arlington National Cemetery, Section 2, next to the General, Commander 92nd “ Negro Division”, Edward “Ned” Almond, Major General, Commander 8th Bomber Command Europe, Frederick  Anderson, Navy Admiral, “Operation Crossroads”, William Blandy, General, Commander 32nd Infantry Division, nickname ” Les Terribles” “Red Arrow”   Clovis Byres, casualties during their 654 days of combat, 7.267. Navy Admiral. Battle of the Leyte Gulf, Robert Carney, Air Force General Lieutenant, Claire Major General and commander of the 5th Infantry Division, Joseph Michael Cummins, Claire Chennault, Lieutenant General, Commander 4th Corps, Italy Campaign, Willis Dale Crittenberger, Brigadier General, First African-American General, Benjamin DavisQuartermaster Lieutenant General, John Lesesne De Witt, Major General and Head OSS, Willian Donovan
, Brigadier General, Speck Easley, Marine Corps Major General, Commander 1st Raider Battalion, Merritt “Red Mike” Edson, Lieutenant General, VIII Army, Robert Eichelberger, Navy Admiral, Commander Nord Pacific Fleet, Frank Fletscher and Navy Admiral, Commander VII Forces, William Fechteler, Lieutenant General, Commander 86th Infantry Division , Ridgeley Gaither, Major General, Commander 29th Infantry Division , D-Day, Charles Hunter Gerhardt, Admiral, U.S. Chief of Naval Material, John Gingrich and U.S. Brigadier General, “ Merrills Marauders “ in Burma, Frank Dawn Merrill, U.S. 4* Navy Vice Admiral. Commander U.S.S. Hornet, Doolittle Raid, Marc Mitscher and Brigade General, Assistant Commanding General, 45th Division , John Huston Church.


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