Louis Darby McGregor, Jr., USN

Born  28 Feb 1907Warrenton, Georgia


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Ranks

3 Feb 1938 Lt.
15 Oct 1938 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Jul/Oct 44 Navy Cross (1)
Oct/Jan 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Louis Darby McGregor, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Pike (173)T/Cdr.Submarine28 Feb 1943Sep 1943
USS Redfish (395)T/Cdr.Submarine12 Apr 19442 Jan 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Pike (173)


31 Mar 1943
USS Pike (Lt.Cdr. Louis Darby McGregor, Jr.) left Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol, and was to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

14 Apr 1943 (position 1.25, 148.22)
USS Pike (Lt.Cdr. L.D. McGregor, Jr) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport ship Madras Maru (3802 GRT) north of the Admiralty Islands in position 01°25'N, 148°22'E.

25 Apr 1943
USS Pike (Lt.Cdr. L.D. McGregor, Jr) shells Satawan Island, Caroline Islands.

22 Jul 1943
USS Pike (Lt.Cdr. L.D. McGregor, Jr) left Pearl Harbor for her 7th and last war patrol. She was to patrol off Marcus Island.

5 Aug 1943 (position 24.30, 158.50)
USS Pike (Lt.Cdr. L.D. McGregor, Jr) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Shoju Maru (1992 GRT) west of Marcus Island in position 24°30'N, 158°50'E.

22 Aug 1943 (position 21.22, 137.50)
USS Pike (Lt.Cdr. L.D. McGregor, Jr) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport ship Toun Maru (1915 GRT) in the Philippine Sea in position 21°22'N, 137°50'E.


Submarine USS Redfish (395)


27 Jun 1944
With her trials and training completed USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

23 Jul 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Luzon Strait.

18 Aug 1944 (position 20.28, 121.04)
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant tanker Eiyo Maru (8673 GRT) in Luzon Strait in position 20°28'N, 121°04'E.

25 Aug 1944 (position 18.31, 120.32)
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Batopaha Maru (5953 GRT) north-northeast of Cape Bojeador, Luzon, Philippines in position 18°31'N, 120°32'E. The damaged ship is towed to Bangui Bay, Luzon, Philippines where she is beached and declared a total loss.

16 Sep 1944 (position 21.24, 121.14)
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Ogura Maru No.2 (7311 GRT, offsite link) south of Formosa in position 21°24'N, 121°14'E.

21 Sep 1944 (position 18.37, 120.43)
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Mizuho Maru (8506 GRT) north of Luzon, Philippines in position 18°37'N, 120°43'E.

2 Oct 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

25 Oct 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the east China Sea.

20 Nov 1944 (position 25.15, 122.23)
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire of the north-east coast of Formosa in position 25°15'N, 122°23'E.

22 Nov 1944 (position 24.14, 122.25)
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) sank a Japanese sailing vessel with gunfire east of Formosa in position 24°14'N, 122°25'E.

23 Nov 1944
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Hozan Maru (2552 GRT) east of Formosa in position 24°27'N, 122°47'E.

9 Dec 1944 (position 32.13, 129.13)
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese carrier Junyo (offsite link) east of Kyushu, Japan in position 32°13'N, 129°13'E.

19 Dec 1944 (position 28.19, 124.40)
USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) torpedoed and sank the Japanese carrier Unryu (offsite link) about 200 nautical miles south-east of Shanghai, China in position 28°19'N, 124°40'E.

Redfish herself is damaged by depth charges from the escorting destroyers and is forced to terminate her patrol.

2 Jan 1945
The damaged USS Redfish (Cdr. L.D. McGregor) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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