Alan Boyd Banister, USN

Born  4 Feb 1905Grant, Indian Territory


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Ranks

1 Feb 1937 Lt.
30 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
15 Sep 1942 T/Cdr.
25 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Decorations

Jun/Aug 44 Navy Cross (1)
Sep/Nov 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Alan Boyd Banister, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS R-2 (79)Lt.Submarine17 May 19375 Jul 1940
USS Sawfish (276)T/Cdr.Submarine8 Apr 19448 Nov 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Sawfish (276)


8 Apr 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Banister) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

26 May 1944
USS Sawfish (Lt.Cdr. A.B. Banister) ended her 6th war patrol at Majuro.

22 Jun 1944
USS Sawfish (Cdr. A.B. Banister) departed from Majuro for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Luzon Strait.

26 Jul 1944 (position 20.10, 121.55)
USS Sawfish (Cdr. A.B. Banister) torpedoed and sank the Japanese submarine I-29 (2198 tons, offsite link) in Balintang Channel, Luzon Strait in position 20°10'N, 121°55'E.

15 Aug 1944
USS Sawfish (Cdr. A.B. Banister) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

9 Sep 1944
USS Sawfish (Cdr. A.B. Banister) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Formosa.

6 Oct 1944 (position 19.33, 116.38)
USS Sawfish (Cdr. A.B. Banister) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Tachibana Maru (6521 GRT) in the South China Sea in position at 19°33'N, 116°38'E.

23 Oct 1944 (position 18.58, 118.31)
USS Sawfish (Cdr. A.B. Banister) torpedoed and sank the Japanese seaplane carrier Kimikawa Maru (6863 GRT, offsite link) in the South China Sea west of Luzon, Philippines in position 18°58'N, 118°31'E.

8 Nov 1944
USS Sawfish (Cdr. A.B. Banister) ended her 8th war patrol at Majuro.


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