James Thomas Hardin, USN

Born  8 May 1905


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Ranks

30 Jun 1937 Lt.
1 Jan 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
1 Oct 1942 T/Cdr.
30 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for James Thomas Hardin, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS R-4 (81)Lt.SubmarineMay 193926 Feb 1942
USS Tuna (203)T/Cdr.Submarine22 Oct 19436 Sep 1944

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS R-4 (81)


26 May 1941
USS R-4 (Lt. J.T. Hardin, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.

[Not much is currently known to us about the exploits of USS R-4 before April 1942.]


Submarine USS Tuna (203)


7 Nov 1943
USS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Hardin) departed from Fremantle for her 9th war patrol.

12 Dec 1943 (position 2.44, 126.14)
USS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Hardin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Tosei Maru (5484 GRT) north of Halmahera in position 02°44'N, 126°14'E.

1 Jan 1944
USS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Hardin) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was ordered to the Hunters Point Navy Yard for an overhaul.

24 Apr 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Hardin) left Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Palau.

4 May 1944 (position 22.06, 166.47)
USS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Hardin) sank the Japanese guard boat Tajima Maru (89 GRT) with gunfire north of Wake Island in position 22°06'N, 166°47'E.

21 Jun 1944
USS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Hardin) ended her 10th war patrol at Majuro.

15 Jul 1944
USS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Hardin) departed Majuro for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Shikoku and Kyushu in Japanese home waters.

5 Sep 1944
USS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Hardin) ended her 11th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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