Frederick Julian Becton, USN

Born  15 May 1908


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Ranks

1 Jul 1939 Lt.
  Lt.Cdr.
1 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

16 Apr 1945 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Frederick Julian Becton, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Aaron Ward (ii) (DD 483)T/Cdr.Destroyer18 Feb 19437 Apr 1943
USS Laffey (ii) (DD 724)T/Cdr.Destroyer8 Feb 194426 Jun 1945

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer USS Laffey (ii) (DD 724)


28 Feb 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. Frederick Julian Becton) departed from Washington to undergo her shakedown training at Bermuda.

4 Mar 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. Frederick Julian Becton) arrived at Bermuda.

10 Mar 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) picks up 19 survivors of a US Catalina aircraft that crashed the previous day northwest of Bermuda.

2 Apr 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Boston.

5 May 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Boston for Norfolk.

9 May 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Norfolk for New London.

10 May 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at New London.

11 May 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from New London bound for New York.

12 May 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at New York.

14 May 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from New York bound for England to participate in the Normandy landings.

24 May 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Greenock, Scotland.

25 May 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Greenock, Scotland bound for Plymouth, England.

27 May 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Plymouth, England.

3 Jun 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Plymouth, England for the Normandy beaches.

10 Jun 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) returns to Plymouth.

11 Jun 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Plymouth again for the invasion area.

21 Jun 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from the invasion area for Portland, England.

25 Jun 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Portland, England to participate in a bombardment of Cherbourg, France, returning to Portland upon completion of this assignment.

29 Jun 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Portland bound for Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1 Jul 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Belfast, Northern Ireland.

3 Jul 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Belfast, Northern Ireland to return to the United States.

9 Jul 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Boston.

25 Aug 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Norfolk.

26 Aug 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Norfolk bound for the Pacific.

1 Sep 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) transits the Panama Canal.

10 Sep 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at San Diego, California.

12 Sep 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from San Diego bound for Pearl Harbor.

18 Sep 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

23 Oct 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Eniwetok.

30 Oct 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Eniwetok.

31 Oct 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Eniwetok.

5 Nov 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Ulithi. She departed the same day as part of TF 38.

22 Nov 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) returns to Ulithi.

27 Nov 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Ulithi bound for San Pedro Bay, Philippines.

29 Nov 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at San Pedro Bay, Philippines.

6 Dec 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from San Pedro Bay, Philippines bound for Ormoc Bay.

8 Dec 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) returns to San Pedro Bay.

10 Dec 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from San Pedro Bay to patrol in Leyte Gulf.

11 Dec 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) returns to San Pedro Bay.

12 Dec 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed San Pedro Bay to support the landings at Mindoro.

29 Dec 1944
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) returns to San Pedro Bay.

2 Jan 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from San Pedro Bay to participate in the Luzon landings.

22 Jan 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from the Lingayen Gulf bound for Ulithi.

29 Jan 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Ulithi.

10 Feb 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Ulithi with TF 58.

1 Mar 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Guam.

2 Mar 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Ulithi.

21 Mar 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Ulithi to participate in the Okinawa campaign.

16 Apr 1945 (position 27.16, 127.50)
While on radar picked duty of Okinawa USS Laffey (Cdr Frederick Julian Becton) is heavily damaged by Japanese kamikaze aircraft in position 27°16'N, 127°50'E. 32 of her crew were dead and 71 were wounded.

17 Apr 1945
The heavily damaged USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived off Okinawa where emergency repairs are made.

22 Apr 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Okinawa for Saipan.

29 Apr 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Saipan.

1 May 1945
After some more repairs USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Saipan bound for Eniwetok.

4 May 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Eniwetok.

5 May 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Eniwetok bound for Pearl Harbor.

12 May 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

14 May 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. F.J. Beston) departed from Pearl Harbor for Seattle.

24 May 1945
USS Laffey (Cdr. Frederick Julian Becton) arrived at Seattle for full repairs at the Todd-Pacific Yard.


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