Battery Fire at Los Cochinos Point
Fletcher began 4 days of operations in the occupation of Bataan and Corregidor February 13, firing a preliminary bombardment, giving fire support on call, and covering minesweepers opening Manila Bay. ... On February 14, while firing on Japanese batteries at Los Cochinos Point, Fletcher took a hit which killed eight and wounded three of her men. ... She continued to fire as she controlled damage, and a half-hour later added rescue operations to her activities as she took the survivors off YMS-48, also hit by Japanese fire. Fletcher's firing in Manila Bay continued until the 17th.