Charles Frederic Brindupke, USN

Born  10 Sep 1908


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Ranks

29 Dec 1939 Lt.
18 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Charles Frederic Brindupke, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Bonita (165)Lt.SubmarineAug 1942late 1942
USS Tullibee (284)T/Cdr.Submarine15 Feb 194326 Mar 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Bonita (165)


3 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bonita departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

12 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Bonita arrived at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for refit and alterations.


Submarine USS Tullibee (284)


8 May 1943
With her trials and initial training completed USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) departed from the US west coast bound for Pearl Harbor.

15 May 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

19 Jul 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

22 Aug 1943 (position 10.09, 147.25)
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Kaisho Maru (4164 GRT) north of the Caroline Islands in position 10°09'N, 147°25'E.

6 Sep 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

28 Sep 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

15 Oct 1943 (position 24.35, 120.30)
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport Chicago Maru (5866 GRT) off the west coast of Formosa in position 24°35'N, 120°30'E.

16 Nov 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

14 Dec 1943
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana Islands area.

31 Jan 1944 (position 15.23, 145.35)
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary net layer Hiro Maru (549 GRT) north-north-west of Saipan in position 15°23'N, 145°35'E.

10 Feb 1944
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

5 Mar 1944
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Palaus.

14 Mar 1944
USS Tullibee (Cdr. C.F. Brindupke) topped up with fuel at Midway.

26 Mar 1944
Tullibee launched a surface attack on a small Japanese convoy. As she closed the target, she fired two torpedoes. One of the torpedoes made a circular run and struck the Tullibee. She sank with all hands except for one survivor who was rescued and spent the rest of the war labouring in Japan's copper mines. (1)

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