Maximilian Gmelich Schmidt, USN

Born  20 Mar 1909Boonville, Missouri
Died  6 Mar 1944(34)USS Scorpion (SS-223)

Ranks

  Cdr.

Decorations

9 Apr 1943 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Maximilian Gmelich Schmidt, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-32 (137)SubmarineOct 19412 May 1943
USS Scorpion (278)Cdr.Submarine23 Sep 19436 Mar 1944 (+)

Career information

There is list of ships sunken or damaged during his command on USS S-32 (http://pigboats.com/ww2/s32.html) and his photo from here (http://www.homeofheroes.com/members/02_NX/citations/03_wwii-nc/nc_06wwii_navyS.html) There is also other list of sunken or damaged list during his command of USS Scorpion (http://www.subsowespac.org/world_war_ii_submarines/uss_scorpion_ss_278.shtml)

Events related to this officer

Submarine USS S-32 (137)


7 Jul 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 1st offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the western Aleutians.

S-32 had already made two defensive patrols in the Panama Canal Zone.

10 Jul 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) ended her 1st offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

22 Aug 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 2nd offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the western Aleutians.

22 Aug 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 2nd offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the western Aleutians.

23 Sep 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) ended her 2nd offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

8 Oct 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 3rd offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Kurils.

27 Oct 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) ended her 3rd offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

11 Nov 1942
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) arrived at San Diego for an overhaul.

6 Feb 1943
With her overhaul completed USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from San Diego bound for Dutch Harbour.

25 Feb 1943
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 4th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Attu.

20 Mar 1943
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) ended her 4th offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

29 Mar 1943
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 5th offensive war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Attu.

20 Apr 1943
USS S-32 (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) ended her 5th offensive war patrol at Dutch Harbour.


Submarine USS Scorpion (278)


13 Oct 1943
USS Scorpion (Cdr. Maximilian Gmelich Schmidt) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana Islands area.

13 Nov 1943
USS Scorpion (Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet oiler Shiretoko (14050 GRT, offsite link) north-west of the Marianas in position 18°22'N, 142°50'E.

5 Dec 1943
USS Scorpion (Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

29 Dec 1943
USS Scorpion (Cdr. M.G. Schmidt) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Yellow Sea.

3 Jan 1944
USS Scorpion (Cdr. Maximilian Gmelich Schmidt) refuels at Midway.

6 Mar 1944
USS Scorpion was declared lost on 6 March 1944.


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