William Robinson Smith, Jr., USN

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Ranks

3 Jun 1937 Ensign
3 Jun 1940 Lt.(j.g.)
2 Jan 1942 T/Lt.
1 Jul 1943 T/Lt.Cdr.
20 Jul 1945 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for William Robinson Smith, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Entemedor (340)T/Lt.Cdr.Submarine6 Apr 194512 Jun 1948

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Entemedor (340)


28 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) is put on the slipway at New London, Connecticut.

29 Apr 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) is put back in the water. She then shifted from New London, Connecticut to Newport, Rhode Island for torpedo trials.

2 May 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

10 May 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) conducted exercises in the New London Area together with USS Trumpeter (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Buck, Jr., USNR), USS Straub (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Coie, Jr., USNR) and USS USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN).

11 May 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) conducted exercises in the New London Area together with USS Trumpeter (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Buck, Jr., USNR), USS Straub (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Coie, Jr., USNR) and USS USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN).

12 May 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) conducted exercises in the New London Area together with USS Trumpeter (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Buck, Jr., USNR), USS Straub (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Coie, Jr., USNR) and USS USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN).

13 May 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) conducted exercises in the New London Area together with USS Trumpeter (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Buck, Jr., USNR), USS Straub (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Coie, Jr., USNR) and USS USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN).

14 May 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) conducted exercises in the New London Area together with USS Trumpeter (Lt.Cdr. G.B. Buck, Jr., USNR), USS Straub (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Coie, Jr., USNR) and USS USS Cutlass (Cdr. H.L. Jukes, USN).

21 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

30 May 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone from New London, Connecticut.

12 Jun 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

29 Jun 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

30 Jun 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed Pearl Harbor for Midway.

4 Jul 1945
USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) arrived at Midway for Pearl Harbour. At Midway she underwent her final training period.

24 Jul 1945
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed from Midway for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Marcus Island.

For the daily positions of USS Entemedor during this patrol see the map below.

15 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed her patrol area for Saipan.

17 Aug 1945
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) ended her 1st and only war patrol at Saipan.

18 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed Saipan for Subic Bay.

23 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) arrived at Subic Bay.

31 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed Subic Bay for Pearl Harbour.

14 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) arrived at Pearl Harbour from Subic Bay.

15 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) departed Pearl Harbour for Seattle, Washington.

22 Sep 1945
USS Entemedor (Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN) arrived at Seattle, Washington from Pearl Harbour.


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