George William Lautrup, Jr., USN

Born  18 Mar 1912Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA
Died  2 Dec 1982(70)Ledyard, New London County, Connecticut, USA


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Ranks

31 May 1937 Lt.(j.g.)
1 Jul 1941 Lt.
1 Mar 1943 T/Lt.Cdr.
1 Feb 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Deb/Feb 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for George William Lautrup, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Gar (206)T/Lt.Cdr.Submarine30 Jul 194310 Jul 1944
USS Cabezon (334)T/Cdr.Submarine30 Dec 19441946

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Gar (206)


8 Aug 1943
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. George William Lautrup, Jr.) departed Fremantle for her 9th war patrol.

20 Aug 1943 (position 1.00, 119.00)
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Seizan Maru (995 GRT) in the Makassar Strait in position 01°00'N, 119°00'E.

13 Sep 1943
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, Jr) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for an overhaul.

16 Dec 1943
with her overhaul completed USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, Jr) departed Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Palau.

20 Jan 1944 (position 6.40, 134.17)
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Koyu Maru (5324 GRT) about 50 nautical miles south-south-west of Palau in position 06°40'N, 134°17'E.

23 Jan 1944 (position 5.45, 134.45)
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Taian Maru (3670 GRT) about 75 nautical miles south of Palau in position 05°45'N, 134°45'E.

9 Feb 1944
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, Jr) ended her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

3 Mar 1944
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, Jr) departed Pearl Harbor for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to perform lifeguard duty off Palau.

21 Apr 1944
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, Jr) ended her 11th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

20 May 1944
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, Jr) departed Pearl Harbor for her 12th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Bonin Islands.

5 Jul 1944
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, Jr) ended her 12th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


Submarine USS Cabezon (334)


14 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from New London, Connecticut for torpedo trials.

15 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Newport, Rhode Island for New London, Connecticut for repairs. Torpedo trials had to be cancelled/broken off.

24 Jan 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from New London, Connecticut for torpedo trials.

29 Jan 1945
With her torpedo trials completed, USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut.

10 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS George W. Ingram (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Boyce, USNR).

11 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS George W. Ingram (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Boyce, USNR).

12 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS George W. Ingram (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Boyce, USNR).

13 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS George W. Ingram (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Boyce, USNR).

19 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed from New London, Connecticut bound for Key West, Florida.

25 Feb 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida for services with the Fleet Sound School.

26 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

27 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

28 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

1 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

2 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

6 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

7 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

8 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

9 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

10 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

13 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

14 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

15 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Key West.

16 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

20 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

22 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS Paul Jones (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Payne, USNR), USS Bulmer (Lt. T.C. Farrell, USNR) and USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR).

23 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS Paul Jones (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Payne, USNR), USS Bulmer (Lt. T.C. Farrell, USNR), USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR) and USS USS SC-1299.

24 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS Paul Jones (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Payne, USNR), USS Bulmer (Lt. T.C. Farrell, USNR), USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR) and USS USS SC-1299.

25 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS Paul Jones (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Payne, USNR), USS Bulmer (Lt. T.C. Farrell, USNR), USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR), USS PC-1215, USS PC-1221 and USS SC-1299.

26 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS Paul Jones (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Payne, USNR), USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR), USS PC-1215, USS PC-1221 and USS SC-1299.

29 Mar 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

15 Apr 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

6 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Trever (Lt. A.S. Brengle, USNR) and USS Thornback (Cdr. E.P. Abrahamson, USN).

7 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.T. Hotchkiss, USNR) and USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf, USN).

8 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.T. Hotchkiss, USNR) and USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf, USN).

9 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Loggerhead (Cdr. R.N. Metcalf, USN).

10 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Whitman (Lt. E.A. Sandor, USNR) and USS Le Hardy (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Dayton, Jr., USNR).

25 May 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Okhotsk.

For daily and attack positions of USS Cabezon during this patrol see the map below.

29 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Midway to top off with fuel and some minor voyage repairs.

30 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Midway for her patrol area.

30 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Midway for her patrol area.

19 Jun 1945 (position 50.39, 154.38)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Zaosan Maru (2631 GRT, built 1906) south-west of Paramushiro, Kuril Islands in position 50°39'N, 154°38'E.

(All times are zone K, -10)
18 July 1945
2140 hours - Received a contact report from USS Apogon.

2150 hours - Went ahead full to intercept.

2240 hours - Received a contact report from USS Dace. This appears to be a different contact.

2325 hours - Received a message from USS Apogon that she is going to attack.

2333 hours - Apogon reported her attack completed.

19 July 1945
0005 hours - Apogon reported two ships sunk, possibly three.

0040 hours - Received another position report from Apogon.

0115 hours - Radar contact on USS Apogon.

0125 hours - Radar contact on the target bearing 170°(T), range 15000 yards. Commenced tracking and approach.

0200 hours - Targets is zig-zagging on a base course 350°(T), speed 9.5 knots.

0215 hours - In position 50°39'N, 154°38'E fired three torpedoes from 2250 yards.

0218 hours - Observed two timed hits and possibly a third hit. The target exploded and disappeared from the radar screen shortly afterwards.

11 Jul 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

4 Aug 1945
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Midway bound for Saipan.

13 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Saipan from Midway.

31 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) departed Saipan for Subic Bay, Philippines.

7 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cabezon (Cdr. G.W. Lautrup, USN) arrived at Subic Bay.


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