Willis Ashford Lent, USN

Born  5 Jan 1904Dorchester, Massachusetts


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Jan/Mar 42 Navy Cross (1)
Apr/Jun 42 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Willis Ashford Lent, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Triton (201)Lt.Cdr.Submarine15 Aug 1940Mar 1942
USS Grenadier (i) (210)Lt.Cdr.Submarine25 Mar 194218 Jun 1942
USS Haddo (255)Lt.Cdr.Submarine1 Apr 194323 Jun 1943

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Triton (201)


7 Dec 1941
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Lent) was at sea off Wake when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. She had left base on 19 November to conduct a practice war patrol. This practice war patrol now became her first war patrol.

11 Dec 1941
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Lent) unsuccessfully attacked Japanese ships south of Wake Island.

31 Dec 1941
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Lent) ended her first war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

25 Jan 1942
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Lent) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

17 Feb 1942 (position 32.14, 127.14)
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Lent) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Shinyo Maru No.5 (1498 GRT) off Nagasaki, Japan in position 32°14'N, 127°14'E.

21 Feb 1942 (position 32.10, 126.28)
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Lent) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Shokyu Maru (4886 GRT) in the East China Sea about 60 nautical miles south of Quelpart Island in position 32°10'N, 126°28'E.

17 Mar 1942
USS Triton (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Lent) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


Submarine USS Grenadier (i) (210)


11 Apr 1942
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. Willis Ashford Lent) departed Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol and was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

1 May 1942 (position 32.00, 129.25)
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Lent) mistakenly torpedoed and sank the Russian merchant ship Angarstroi (4760 GRT) about 90 nautical miles west-south-west of Nagasaki, Japan in position 32°00'N, 129°25'E.

8 May 1942 (position 30.40, 127.54)
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Lent) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Taiyo Maru (14503 GRT) about 120 nautical miles southwest of Kyushu, Japan in position 30°40'N, 127°54'E.

8 Jun 1942
USS Grenadier (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Lent) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


Submarine USS Haddo (255)


9 Apr 1943
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Lent, USN) departed from New London, Connecticut for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the North Atlantic and to proceed to Rosneath, Scotland afterwards.

30 Apr 1943
USS Haddo (Lt.Cdr. W.L. Lent) ended her 1st war patrol at Rosneath, Scotland.


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