Henry Chester Bruton, USN

Born  15 Feb 1905Belleville, Arkansas


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Ranks

26 Jun 1940 Lt.Cdr.
1 Aug 1943 T/Capt.

Decorations

Jul/Sep 42 Navy Cross (1)
Sep/Nov 42 Navy Cross (1)
Dec/Jan 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Henry Chester Bruton, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Greenling (213)Lt.Cdr.Submarine21 Jan 194216 Feb 1943

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Submarine USS Greenling (213)


7 Mar 1942
With her trials and initial training completed USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton, USN) departed from New London for Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

15 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton, USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone from New London, Connecticut.

19 Mar 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton, USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

3 Apr 1942
Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

20 Apr 1942
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Marshall and Caroline Islands.

30 Apr 1942 (position 9.32, 156.03)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport ship Seia Maru (6659 GRT) east-north-east of Truk in position 09°32'N, 156°03'E. Due to faulty torpedoes Lt.Cdr. Bruton is unable to finish her off.

4 May 1942 (position 8.44, 150.56)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) sank Japanese auxiliary gunboat Kinjosan Maru (3252 GRT, offsite link) near Truk, Caroline Islands in position 08°44'N, 150°56'E.

16 Jun 1942
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

10 Jul 1942
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) departed Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Truk.

5 Aug 1942 (position 9.50, 150.38)
While operation some 150 miles north-northwest of Truk, USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Brazil Maru (12752 GRT) in position 09°50'N, 150°38'E and the Japanese merchant Palau Maru (4495 GRT) in position 09°04'N, 150°54'E.

26 Aug 1942 (position 5.13, 160.17)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) sank a Japanese trawler with gunfire in position 05°13'N, 160°17'E.

1 Sep 1942
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) ended her 2nd war patrol at Midway.

23 Sep 1942
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) departed from Midway for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

3 Oct 1942 (position 38.46, 142.02)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Kinkai Maru (5852 GRT) east of Honshu in position 38°46'N, 142°02'E.

4 Oct 1942 (position 39.48, 142.08)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Setsuyo Maru (4146 GRT) off Sanriku, Honshu, Japan in position 39°48'N, 142°08'E.

14 Oct 1942 (position 39.33, 142.15)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Takusei Maru (3509 GRT) some six miles off Todo Zaki, off the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan in position 39°33'N, 142°15'E.

18 Oct 1942 (position 38.46, 142.03)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Hakonesan Maru (6673 GRT) off the northeast coast of Honshu, Japan in position 38°46'N, 142°03'E.

21 Oct 1942 (position 39.37, 142.45)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire east of Honshu, Japan in position 39°37'N, 142°45'E.

1 Nov 1942
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) ended her very successful 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

9 Dec 1942
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) departed Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. she was ordered to patrol between Truk and the Solomon Islands.

22 Dec 1942 (position -5.05, 156.04)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) torpedoed and sank the Japanese Patrol Boat No.35 about 70 nautical miles north-north-east of Kieta, Bougainville in position 05°05'S, 156°04'E.

30 Dec 1942 (position 0.41, 148.52)
While attacking a Japanese convoy about 180 nautical miles northeast of Manus, Admiralty Islands, USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Hiteru Maru (5857 GRT) in position 00°41'N, 148°52'E.

16 Jan 1943 (position -2.47, 149.10)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Kimposan Maru (3261 GRT) west of Kavieng in position 02°47'S, 149°10'E.

18 Jan 1943 (position -2.04, 150.37)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese ammunition ship/survey vessel Soya (3800 GRT) in Queen Carola Channel in position 02°04'S, 150°37'E.

19 Jan 1943 (position -1.35, 150.57)
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport ship Shinai Maru (3793 GRT) north of Rabaul in position 01°35'S, 150°57'E.

31 Jan 1943
USS Greenling (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Bruton) ended her 4th war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.


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