William Philip Gruner, Jr., USN

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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.

Decorations

16 Feb 1944 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for William Philip Gruner, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Skate (305)Submarine24 Jan 19447 Aug 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Skate (305)


5 Feb 1944
USS Skate (Lt.Cdr. William Philip Gruner, Jr.) departed from Midway for her 3rd war patrol, and again was ordered to patrol off Truk.

16 Feb 1944 (position 10.11, 151.42)
USS Skate (Lt.Cdr. W.P. Gruner, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese light cruiser Agano (6650 tons, offsite link) about 170 nautical miles north of Dublon Island, Truk, Caroline Islands in position 10°11'N, 151°42'E.

17 Mar 1944
USS Skate (Lt.Cdr. W.P. Gruner, Jr.) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

11 Apr 1944
USS Skate (Lt.Cdr. W.P. Gruner, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Bonin Islands.

19 May 1944 (position 28.56, 141.38)
USS Skate (Lt.Cdr. W.P. Gruner, Jr.) sank the Japanese guard boat Meisho Maru (31 GRT) with gunfire off Ogasawara-Gunto in position 28°56'N, 141°38'E.

31 May 1944
USS Skate (Lt.Cdr. W.P. Gruner, Jr.) ended her 4th war patrol at Midway.

23 Jun 1944
USS Skate (Cdr. W.P. Gruner, Jr.) departed from Midway for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kuril Islands.

7 Jul 1944 (position 47.43, 147.55)
USS Skate (Cdr. W.P. Gruner, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Usugumo (2000 tons, offsite link) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese cargo vessel Kasado Maru about 160 nautical miles north of Etorofu Jima in position 47°43'N, 147°55'E.

15 Jul 1944 (position 48.08, 148.06)
USS Skate (Cdr. W.P. Gruner, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fishing vessel Miho Maru (515 GRT, built 1913) off Cape Shiretoko, northern Karafuto, Kuril Islands in position 48°08'N, 148°06'E.

16 Jul 1944 (position 48.29, 147.36)
USS Skate (Cdr. W.P. Gruner, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Nippo Maru (1942 GRT, built 1944) and the Japanese tanker Nikkaku Maru (1937 GRT, built 1943) east of South Sakhalin, Kuril Islands in position 48°29'N, 147°36'E.

7 Aug 1944
USS Skate (Cdr. W.P. Gruner, Jr.) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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