Herman Joseph Kossler, USN

Born  8 Dec 1911Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA
Died  1 Jul 1988(76)Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA


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Ranks

1 Feb 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

May/Aug 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Herman Joseph Kossler, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Cavalla (244)T/Cdr.Submarine29 Feb 194412 Sep 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Cavalla (244)


11 Apr 1944
With her trials and initial training completed USS Cavalla (Lt.Cdr. Herman Joseph Kossler) departed from New London bound for Pearl Harbor.

9 May 1944
USS Cavalla (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Kossler) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

31 May 1944
USS Cavalla (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Kossler) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the eastern Philippines

19 Jun 1944 (position 11.50, 137.57)
USS Cavalla (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Kossler) torpedoed and sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Shokaku (25675 tons, offsite link) about 140 nautical miles north of Yap Island in position 11°50'N, 137°57'E.

25 Nov 1944 (position 2.21, 107.20)
While on her 3rd war patrol USS Cavalla (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Kossler) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Shimotsuki (3700 tons, offsite link) west of Borneo in position 02°21'N, 107°20'E.

5 Jan 1945 (position -5.00, 112.16)
While on her 3rd war patrol USS Cavalla (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Kossler) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary net layers Kanko Maru (909 GRT) and Shunsen Maru (971 GRT) in the Java Sea in position 05°00'S, 112°16'E.


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