Howard Douglas Bode, USN

Birth details unknown
Died  19 Apr 1943

Ranks

  Captain

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Howard Douglas Bode, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Oklahoma (BB 37)Battleship1 Nov 19417 Dec 1941
USS Chicago (i) (CA 29)CaptainHeavy cruiser1 Jul 1942Dec 1942 (1)

Career information

Suicide (shot himself on 19 April 1943).

Events related to this officer

Heavy cruiser USS Chicago (i) (CA 29)


9 Aug 1942
USS Chicago was part of Allied forces operating near Guadalcanal and took part in Battle of Savo. Japanese forces (under command of Admiral Mikawa) totally surprised the Allies. Chicago was hit by "Long Lance" torpedo and lost her bow. (2)

Media links


The Bode Testament

Sandy Shanks


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