Eugene Bennett Fluckey, USN

Born  5 Oct 1913Washington, D.C.
Died  28 Jun 2007(93)Annapolis, Maryland


Rear Admiral Eugene B. Fluckey, USN

Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.
  Capt.
 Jul 1960 Rear-Admiral

Retired: 1972


Decorations

May/Jul 44 Navy Cross (1)
Aug/Oct 44 Navy Cross (1)
Oct/Nov 44 Navy Cross (1)
Dec44-Feb45 Medal of Honor
Jun/Aug 45 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Eugene Bennett Fluckey, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Barb (220)Lt.Cdr.Submarine28 Apr 194417 Aug 1945

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Submarine USS Barb (220)


21 May 1944
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. Eugene Bennett Fluckey) departed from Midway for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Okhotsk.

31 May 1944 (position 48.21, 151.20)
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ships Madras Maru (3802 GRT) southwest of Paramushiro in position 48°21'N, 151°20'E and Koto Maru (1053 GRT) in position 47°55'N, 151°42'E.

11 Jun 1944 (position 48.13, 144.21)
While on patrol in Sea of Okhotsk, east of Karafuto USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) sank two Japanese sampans with gunfire in position 48°13'N, 144°21'E and torpedoed and sank the Japanese sank the Japanese fishing vessels Chihaya Maru (1160 GRT) and Toten Maru (3823 GRT) in position 46°50'N, 144°05'E.

13 Jun 1944 (position 50.53, 151.12)
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Takashima Maru (5633 GRT) in Sea of Okhotsk in position 50°53'N, 151°12'E.

5 Jul 1944
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) ended her 8th war patrol at Midway.

4 Aug 1944
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) departed from Midway for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea off Formosa.

31 Aug 1944 (position 21.21, 121.11)
While on patrol in Luzon Strait, south of Formosa, USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Hinode Maru No.20 (281 GRT) in position 21°21'N, 121°11'E and the Japanese transport ship Okuni Maru (5633 GRT) in position 21°14'N, 121°22'E.

4 Sep 1944 (position 21.05, 119.34)
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire in position 21°05'N, 119°34'E.

17 Sep 1944 (position 19.08, 116.36)
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese escort carrier Unyo (offsite link) and the Japanese tanker Asuza Maru (10022 GRT) about 220 nautical miles south-east of Hong Kong in position 19°08'N, 116°36'E.

25 Sep 1944
USS Barb (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) ended her 9th war patrol at Saipan. A day later Barb departed from Saipan for Majuro.

27 Oct 1944
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) departed from Majuro for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

10 Nov 1944 (position 33.24, 129.04)
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Gokoku Maru (10438 GRT, offsite link) about seven nautical miles off Koshiki Jima, eastern Kyushu, Japan, in position 33°24'N, 129°04'E.

12 Nov 1944 (position 31.39, 125.36)
While on patrol in the East China Sea, USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Naruo Maru (4823 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant Gyokuyo Maru (5396 GRT) in position 31°39'N, 125°36'E. The damaged Gyokuyo Maru is sunk 2 days later by USS Spadefish.

25 Nov 1944
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) ended her 10th war patrol at Midway.

19 Dec 1944
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) departed from Midway for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Formosa Strait.

8 Jan 1945 (position 24.34, 120.37)
While on patrol in Formosa Strait, USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchants Anyo Maru (9256 GRT) in position 24°34'N, 120°37'E, Tatsuyo Maru (6892 GRT) in position 24°55'N, 120°26'E, the Japanese tanker Sanyo Maru (2854 GRT) in position 24°37'N, 120°31'E, and damaged the Japanese transport ship Meiho Maru (2857 GRT) in position 24°25'N, 120°29'E.

9 Jan 1945 (position 24.37, 120.31)
The Japanese tanker Hikoshima Maru (2854 GRT) sank as the result of damage inflicted by USS Barb (Cdr E.B. Fluckey) and beaching the previous day in position 24°37'N, 120°31'E

23 Jan 1945
USS Barb (Cdr. Eugene Bennett Fluckey) enters the shallow harbour of Namkwan, China, and sank the Japanese merchant Taikyo Maru (5244 GRT) in position 27°04'N, 120°27'E.

For this attack Cdr. Eugene Bennett Fluckey was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and Barb received the Presidential Unit Citation.

10 Feb 1945
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) ended her 11th war patrol at Midway. Barb departed for Pearl Harbor the next day.

15 Feb 1945
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

27 Feb 1945
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) starts a major overhaul at the Mare Island Navy Yard.

8 Jun 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 12th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the northern part of the Japanese home islands.

21 Jun 1945 (position 44.39, 146.42)
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) sank two small Japanese tugs with gunfire of the north-west coast of Hokkaido in position 44°39'N, 146°42'E.

23 Jun 1945 (position 47.21, 143.06)
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) sank a Japanese fishing vessel with gunfire in La Perouse Strait in position 47°21'N, 143°06'E

2 Jul 1945 (position 48.30, 144.38)
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) employs rockets in a bombardment of Japanese shore installations at Kaihyo Island off the east coast of Karafuto. This is the first successful use of these weapons against shore positions by a US submarine. Barb also sank three Japanese sampans with gunfire in position 48°30'N, 144°38'E.

5 Jul 1945 (position 46.04, 142.14)
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Sapporo Maru No.11 (2820 GRT) just outside Odomari harbour, south-west of Sakhalin in position 46°04'N, 142°14'E.

8 Jul 1945 (position 47.27, 142.47)
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) sank a small Japanese tug with gunfire in La P?rouse Strait in position 47°27'N, 142°47'E.

15 Jul 1945
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) sank the Japanese sampan Seiho Maru No.15 (91 GRT) with gunfire off Hokkaido.

25 Jul 1945 (position 49.04, 143.49)
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire in position 49°04'N, 143°49'E and 5 more in position 48°53'N, 144°19'E.

26 Jul 1945 (position 44.20, 146.01)
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) shells a Japanese shipyard and destroys 35 Japanese sampans under construction of the East coast of Hokkaido in position 44°20'N, 146°01'E. Later she also sank a Japanese trawler with gunfire in position 44°21'N, 145°52'E.

2 Aug 1945
USS Barb (Cdr. E.B. Fluckey) ended her 12th war patrol at Midway.

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