Oscar Emil Hagberg, USN

Birth details unknown

Ranks

2 Nov 1938 Lt.
  Lt.Cdr.
1 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Oscar Emil Hagberg, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-16 (121)Lt.SubmarineSep 1941late 1942
USS Albacore (218)T/Cdr.Submarine12 Jun 19435 Dec 1943

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS S-16 (121)


8 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-16 departed the Panama Canal Zone for New London, Connecticut.

2 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-16 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

3 Oct 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-16 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.


Submarine USS Albacore (218)


16 Jun 1943
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. Oscar Emil Hagberg) departed from Brisbane for her 5th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Bismarck and Solomon Islands area.

19 Jul 1943
Made a torpedo attack against a Japanese transport, estimated at 6400 tgr, claiming one hit. This was not confirmed post-war.

29 Jul 1943
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. O.E. Hagberg) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane.

23 Aug 1943
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. O.E. Hagberg) departed from Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the Bismarck and Solomon Islands area.

4 Sep 1943 (position 5.25, 156.37)
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. O.E. Hagberg) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Heijo Maru (2677 GRT) south-west of Ponape, Caroline Islands in position 05°25'N, 156°37'E.

5 Sep 1943 (position 3.50, 160.20)
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. O.E. Hagberg) hits the Japanese transport ship Hokusho Maru (4211 GRT) with two dud torpedoes south-west of Ponape, Caroline Islands in position 03°50'N, 160°20'E.

26 Sep 1943
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. O.E. Hagberg) ended her 6th war patrol at Brisbane.

12 Oct 1943
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. O.E. Hagberg) departed from Brisbane for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the New Guinea / New Britain area.

8 Nov 1943 (position -3.08, 150.17)
While chasing a convoy off New Ireland, USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. O.E. Hagberg) is inexplicably attacked by a US bomber which ignored the convoy and went after the sub, at position 03°08'S, 150°17'E. Despite some damage she remains on patrol.

12 Nov 1943
Patrolling in the Carolines. In bright moonlight, Albacore was again attacked by a 5th USAAF plane. The boat crash-dived and a bomb exploded in close proximity to the bow as she was passing 18 m. The sub was violently shaken and the main induction flooded.
Albacore dropped to 135 m (450 ft) before the descent was finally checked and it took 2 hours of hard work to regain control of the sub and bring her back to the surface (the main induction of a Gato class boat could hold about 16 tons of water, with no chance to pump it out, it almost caused the loss of the sub).
Later in the day she received orders to finish off the damaged Japanese light cruiser Agano, torpedoed by USS Scamp: she got within sight of the cruiser but was then detected by the escorts and held down by a destroyer for 4 hours, thereby preventing her from attacking the Agano.

25 Nov 1943 (position 0.46, 144.50)
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. O.E. Hagberg) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Kenzan Maru (4704 GRT) north-east of Manus in position 00°46'N, 144°50'E.

5 Dec 1943
USS Albacore (Lt.Cdr. Oscar Emil Hagberg) ended her 7th war patrol at Brisbane.


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