Raymond Berthrong, USN

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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Raymond Berthrong, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Searaven (196)Submarine20 Oct 19446 Jan 1945
USS Cero (225)Lt.Cdr.Submarine6 Feb 194530 Jul 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Cero (225)


31 Mar 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. Raymond Berthrong) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 7th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters off Honshu and Hokkaido.

19 Apr 1945 (position 30.42, 136.42)
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) sank the Japanese guard boat Isuzu Maru no.3 (74 GRT) with gunfire south of Honshu, Japan in position 30°42'N, 136°42'E.

22 Apr 1945 (position 31.38, 139.00)
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) sank the Japanese guard boat Aji Maru (107 GRT) west of Tori Jima in position 31°38'N, 139°00'E, and damaged guard boat Takamiya Maru No.9 in position 30°04'N, 136°43'E.

29 Apr 1945 (position 39.15, 141.58)
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Taishu Maru (6925 GRT) off Kamaishi, Japan in position 39°15'N, 141°58'E.

4 May 1945 (position 39.28, 142.04)
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shinpen Maru (884 GRT) off Yamada Bay in position 39°28'N, 142°04'E.

13 May 1945 (position 39.06, 141.57)
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shinnan Maru (1025 GRT) off Todozaki, Honshu, Japan in position 39°06'N, 141°57'E.

20 May 1945 (position 38.06, 142.24)
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant whaler Seki Maru No.5 (377 GRT) east-south-east of Kinkazan, Japan in position 38°06'N, 142°24'E.

27 May 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) ended her 7th war patrol at Guam.

27 Jun 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) departed from Guam for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to perform lifeguard and picket duty off Honshu, Japan.

15 Jul 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) rescued three survivors of a downed bomber and bombarded the Japanese lighthouse and radio station at Shiriya Saki, Honshu.

18 Jul 1945 (position 45.14, 148.41)
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. Raymond Berthrong) is damaged by a bomb from a Japanese aircraft off the Kurile Islands in position 45°14'N, 148°41'E. Due to the damage the patrol is aborted.

30 Jul 1945
USS Cero (Lt.Cdr. R. Berthrong) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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