Oliver Grafton Kirk, USN

Born  30 Sep 1907Lima, Ohio


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Ranks

  Lt.
  Cdr.
  Capt.

Decorations

11 May 1942 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Oliver Grafton Kirk, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-42 (153)Lt.Submarine< May 42???
USS Lapon (260)Cdr.Submarine23 Jan 194319 Aug 1943
USS Bushnell (AS 15)Capt.Submarine tenderJan 1946May 1947 (2)

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS S-42 (153)


11 May 1942
USS S-42 (Lt. O.G. Krik) torpedoed the Japanese minelayer Okinoshima (4470 tons, offsite link) west of Buka Island, Solomon Islands in position 05°06'S, 153°48'E. The Japanese minelayer is heavily damaged and sank the next day.

20 May 1942
USS S-42 (Lt. O.G. Krik) ended her 1st war patrol at Brisbane.


Submarine USS Lapon (260)


4 May 1943
With her trials and initial training completed USS Lapon (Cdr. O.G. Kirk) departed from New London for Pearl Harbor.

1 Jun 1943
USS Lapon (Cdr. O.G. Kirk) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

24 Jun 1943
USS Lapon (Cdr. O.G. Kirk) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Okhotsk and in the Sea of Japan off the east coast of Hokkaido and Honshu.

3 Aug 1943
USS Lapon (Cdr. O.G. Kirk) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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