Raymond Wilbur Johnson, USN

Born  16 Apr 1907Brooklyn, New York


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Ranks

30 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
15 Oct 1942 T/Cdr.
1 Jul 1948 T/Capt.

Decorations

Oct/Nov 42 Navy Cross

Warship Commands listed for Raymond Wilbur Johnson, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS R-6 (83)Submarine23 Sep 1940Apr 1942
USS Herring (233)Submarine4 May 19425 Mar 1943
USS Herring (233)T/Cdr.Submarine13 Apr 19436 Feb 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS R-6 (83)


17 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

23 Mar 1942
USS R-6 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.


Submarine USS Herring (233)


5 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Herring (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Johnson, USN) arrived at New London, Connecticut.

23 Jul 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Herring (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Johnson, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island for special torpedo tests.

3 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed a long period of torpedo testing, USS Herring (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Johnson, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

8 Nov 1942 (position 33.34, -7.52)
While on her 1st war patrol USS Herring (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Johnson) torpedoed and sank the Vichy-French merchant Ville du Havre (5083 GRT) east of Casablanca, Morocco in position 33°34'N, 07°52'W.

25 Nov 1942
USS Herring (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Johnson) ended her 1st war patrol at Roseneath, Scotland.

9 Aug 1943
After Herring had made 5 war patrols out of Britain, she returned to the United States on 26 July 1943. She departed New London for the Pacific on 9 August 1943.

10 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Herring (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Johnson, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

15 Nov 1943
USS Herring (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Johnson) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea.

14 Dec 1943 (position 33.01, 124.01)
USS Herring (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Johnson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Hakozaki Maru (3948 GRT) north-east of Shanghai, China in position 33°01'N, 124°01'E.

1 Jan 1944 (position 32.10, 138.37)
USS Herring (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Johnson) torpedoed and sank the Japanese aircraft transport Nagoya Maru (6071 GRT, offsite link) some 220 miles south-south-west of Tokyo Bay in position 32°10'N, 138°37'E.


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