John Archibald Bole, Jr., USN

Born  28 Mar 1906Elmhurst, L.I., New York
Died  16 Feb 1943(36)USS Amberjack (SS-219)


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Sep/Oct 42 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for John Archibald Bole, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-21 (126)Submarine1940Mar 1942
USS Amberjack (i) (219)Lt.Cdr.Submarine19 Jun 194216 Feb 1943 (+)

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Amberjack (i) (219)


4 Aug 1942
USS Amberjack (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Bole, Jr., USN) departed from New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

14 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Amberjack (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Bole, Jr., USN) transited the Panama Canal.

20 Aug 1942
USS Amberjack (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Bole, Jr.) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

3 Sep 1942
USS Amberjack (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Bole, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol between the northeast coast of New Ireland and Bougainville, Solomon Islands.

18 Sep 1942
Amberjack made a night attack on the surface with 4 torpedoes against a freighter estimated at 7000 tgr, claiming one hit and damage to the target. It remains unconfirmed and unidentified.

19 Sep 1942 (position -6.33, 156.05)
USS Amberjack (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Bole, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Shirogane Maru (3130 GRT) at the northern entrance of Bougainville Strait in position 06°25'S, 156°20'E.

22 Sep 1942 (position -6.31, 155.59)
USS Amberjack (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Bole, Jr.) en route to patrol the waters off Kieta, Bougainville, is damaged when she clips an uncharted coral head off Oema Island in position 06°31'S, 155°59'E. Despite the damage, she remains on patrol.

7 Oct 1942 (position 1.55, 153.01)
USS Amberjack (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Bole, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese supply ship Senkai Maru (2101 GRT) in the southern Carolines in position 01°10'N, 153°31'E.

10 Oct 1942 (position -2.36, 150.48)
USS Amberjack (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Bole, Jr.) enters Kavieng Roads, New Ireland island, 02°36'S, 150°48'E, to attack shipping therein. In a daring move, she torpedoed the Japanese transport ship Tenryu Maru (4861 GRT, moderate damage) and sank the converted whale factory ship, now serving as naval tanker, Tonan Maru #2 (19209 GRT). The latter vessel will be, however, raised and repaired, only to be sunk by USS Pintado on 22 August 1944.

19 Oct 1942
USS Amberjack (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Bole, Jr.) arrived at Espiritu Santo for repairs to her ballast tanks. When the repairs were completed she was ordered to take on board aviation gas, bombs, and air force personnel to be transported to Tulagi.

25 Oct 1942
USS Amberjack (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Bole, Jr.) arrived at Tulagi and unloaded her cargo.

30 Oct 1942
USS Amberjack (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Bole, Jr.) ended her 1st war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

21 Nov 1942
USS Amberjack (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Bole, Jr.) departed from Brisbane for her 2nd war patrol.

11 Jan 1943
USS Amberjack (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Bole, Jr.) ended her 2nd war patrol at Brisbane.


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