From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Fletcher '11

Date of birth: November 24, 1889

Date of death: March 7, 1923

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

From the 1911 Lucky Bag:

Life & Loss

Unable to find any details about John's life or loss. He is buried in the Naval Academy Cemetery. He was not a qualified naval aviator.


John's father, William B. Fletcher, Sr., was a 1882 graduate and commanded U.S. Naval forces in Brest, France, during World War I.

One of John's brothers, Paul '14, died "while in active service" as a Commander in 1940. (Unable to find the nature of this loss.) His other brother, William B. Fletcher, Jr. '21, retired as a rear admiral.

Paul's son—John's nephew— John Asserson Fletcher, III '48 was lost in a plane crash in 1953.

Class of 1911

John is one of 15 members of the Class of 1911 in Memorial Hall.