Willard Arthur Saunders, USN

Born  25 Oct 1904
Died  2 Nov 1969(65)


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Ranks

  Lt.
16 Dec 1941 Lt.Cdr.
20 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Decorations

Feb/Apr 42 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Willard Arthur Saunders, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-26 (131)SubmarineApr 1939May 1940
USS S-24 (129)SubmarineMay 1940Mar 1941
USS Grayback (208)Lt.Submarine30 Jun 194122 Sep 1942
USS Muskallunge (262)Lt.Cdr.Submarine15 Mar 19434 Nov 1943

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Grayback (208)


8 Feb 1942
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. Willard Arthur Saunders) arrived at Pearl Harbor from the US east coast.

15 Feb 1942
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana and Bonin Islands area.

17 Mar 1942 (position 27.05, 142.05)
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders) torpedoed and sank the Japanese collier Ishikari Maru (3291 GRT) 6 nautical miles west of Port Lloyd, Chichi Jima, Bonin Islands in position 27°05'N, 142°05'E.

10 Apr 1942
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

4 May 1942
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol.

22 Jun 1942
USS Grayback (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.


Submarine USS Muskallunge (262)


20 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders, USN) departed New London, Connecticut and arrived at Newport, Rhode Island for torpedo firing tests.

29 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed torpedo firing tests, USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

11 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

23 Jul 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Saunders, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

7 Aug 1943
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. Willard Arthur Saunders) arrived at Pearl Harbor from New London.

7 Sep 1943
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. Willard Arthur Saunders) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Palau area.

25 Oct 1943
USS Muskallunge (Lt.Cdr. Willard Arthur Saunders) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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