Russell Kefauver, USN

Born  19 Aug 1911Fort Riley, Kansas
Died  Aug 1980(68)Whispering Pines, North Carolina


Cdr. Russel Kefauver in 1945

Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.

Retired: 1967


Decorations

1942 Silver Star
1943 Silver Star
Jan 1944 Navy Cross (1)
1944 Bronze Star
1945 Navy Cross (1)
1945 Bronze Star

Warship Commands listed for Russell Kefauver, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Tambor (198)Lt.Cdr.Submarine1 May 19434 Jun 1944
USS Springer (414)Cdr.Submarine18 Oct 19443 Jun 1945

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Tambor (198)


7 May 1943
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. Russell Kefauver) departed from Fremantle for her 7th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

29 May 1943 (position 17.30, 110.55)
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Eisho Maru (2486 GRT) in the South China Sea about 60 nautical miles south-east of Hainan Island in position 17°30'N, 110°55'E.

2 Jun 1943 (position 20.29, 107.57)
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Eika Maru (1248 GRT) in the South China Sea in position 20°29'N, 107°57'E.

27 Jun 1943
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) ended her 7th war patrol at Fremantle.

20 Jul 1943
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) left Fremantle for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to return to the United States after this patrol.

27 Jul 1943 (position 19.57, 109.05)
The Japanese merchant Teikin Maru (1972 GRT) is mined and sank off Hainan Island in position 19°57'N, 109°05'E the mine was laid by USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. Stephen H. Ambruster) on 2 November 1942.

12 Sep 1943
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is sent to San Francisco for an overhaul.

5 Jan 1944
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) left Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

29 Jan 1944 (position 27.51, 128.24)
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Shuntai Maru (2254 GRT) north of Okinawa in position 27°51'N, 128°24'E.

3 Feb 1944 (position 28.53, 124.19)
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tankers Goyo Maru (8469 GRT, offsite link) and Ariake Maru (5149 GRT) about 200 nautical miles south-east of Shanghai in position 28°53'N, 124°19'E.

12 Feb 1944 (position 27.45, 128.42)
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Ronsan Maru (2735 GRT) in the East China Sea about 40 nautical miles south-west of Amami O Shima in position 27°45'N, 128°42'E.

5 Mar 1944
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

9 Apr 1944
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana Islands area.

18 Apr 1944 (position 22.07, 160.31)
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) sank the Japanese guard boat Shinku Maru No.3 (300 GRT) with gunfire about 300 nautical miles north-west of Wake Island in position 22°07'N, 160°31'E.

10 May 1944 (position 19.26, 140.19)
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese aircraft transport Keiyo Maru (6442 GRT, offsite link) about 420 nautical miles north-west of Saipan in position 19°26'N, 140°19'E.

26 May 1944 (position 20.40, 141.50)
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) torpedoed and sank Japanese stores ship Chiyu Maru (657 GRT) west of the Mariana Islands in position 20°40'N, 141°50'E.

2 Jun 1944
USS Tambor (Lt.Cdr. R. Kefauver) ended her 10th war patrol at Midway.


Submarine USS Springer (414)


17 Feb 1945
USS Springer (Cmdr Russell Kefauver) departed from Guam for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol of the Ryukyu Islands.

18 Mar 1945 (position 26.38, 127.12)
USS Springer (Cdr. R. Kefauver) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fast transport T 18 (1500 tons) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese minesweeper W-17 (578 tons, offsite link) near Mutsure Jima, Ryukyu Islands in position 26°38'N, 127°12'E.

25 Mar 1945
USS Springer (Cdr. R. Kefauver) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam.

20 Apr 1945
USS Springer (Cdr. R. Kefauver) departed from Guam for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Yellow Sea.

28 Apr 1945 (position 32.25, 128.46)
USS Springer (Cdr. R. Kefauver) torpedoed and sank the Japanese submarine chaser Ch 17 (438 tons, offsite link) off Fukue Shima, Goto archipelago, Japan in position 32°25'N, 128°46'E.

2 May 1945 (position 33.56, 122.49)
USS Springer (Cdr. Russell Kefauver) torpedoed and sank the Japanese frigate Ojika (940 tons, offsite link) in the Yellow Sea in position 33°56'N, 122°49'E.

3 May 1945 (position 34.56, 122.49)
USS Springer (Cdr. R. Kefauver) torpedoed and sank the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 25 (745 tons, offsite link) in the Yellow Sea in position 34°56'N, 122°49'E.

18 May 1945
USS Springer (Cdr. R. Kefauver) ended her 2nd war patrol at Guam.


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