Paul van Leunen, Jr, USN

Born  27 Dec 1912
Died   1982(69)


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Paul van Leunen, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Peto (265)Lt.Cdr.Submarine22 Jan 194418 Jul 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Peto (265)


2 Feb 1944
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. Paul Van Leunen, Jr.) departed from Brisbane for her 5th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol north of New Guinea.

27 Feb 1944
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. Paul Van Leunen, Jr.) calls at Langemak Bay, New Guinea to refuel and to make repairs.

1 Mar 1944
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. P. Van Leunen, Jr.) departed from Langemak Bay to resume her patrol.

4 Mar 1944 (position -1.28, 138.40)
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. P. Van Leunen, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Kayo Maru (4368 GRT) about 75 nautical miles west-north-west of Hollandia, New Guinea in position 01°28'S, 138°40'E.

25 Mar 1944
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. Paul Van Leunen, Jr.) calls at Midway.

29 Mar 1944
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. P. Van Leunen, Jr.) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

28 Apr 1944
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. P. Van Leunen, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Formosa.

2 May 1944
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. Paul Van Leunen, Jr.) refuels at Midway.

15 Jun 1944
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. Paul Van Leunen, Jr.) calls at Midway.

19 Jun 1944
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. Paul Van Leunen, Jr.) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

21 Jun 1944
USS Peto departed from Pearl Harbor bound for San Francisco for a major overhaul at the Bethlehem Steel Company.


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