Robert Hugh Caldwell, Jr., USN

Born  16 Aug 1913Atlanta, Georgia


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Decorations

Sep/Dec 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Robert Hugh Caldwell, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-45 (156)SubmarineSep 1942Mar 1944
USS Peto (265)Submarine18 Jul 194430 Aug 1945

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Submarine USS S-45 (156)


27 Oct 1942
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) arrived in her patrol area in the Solomons for her 3rd war patrol.

6 Nov 1942
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) departed from her patrol area to end her 3rd war patrol at Suva, Fiji.

1 Dec 1942
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) departed from Suva to proceed to the Panama Canal Zone.

6 Jan 1943
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

16 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr., USN) departed Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

23 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr., USN) arrived at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

25 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr., USN) departed St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

31 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr., USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

5 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-45 transited the Panama Canal and arrived at Balboa.

19 Nov 1943
After an overhaul USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) departed from San Diego, California bound for Dutch Harbour, Alaska.

2 Dec 1943
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) arrived at Dutch Harbour, Alaska.

31 Dec 1943
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kurils.

28 Jan 1944
USS S-45 (Lt. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) ended her 4th war patrol at Attu. She is now assigned to training duties.


Submarine USS Peto (265)


29 Sep 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. Robert Hugh Caldwell, Jr.) departed from the US west coast bound for Pearl Harbor.

7 Oct 1944
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

27 Oct 1944
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) departed from Midway for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Yellow Sea.

12 Nov 1944 (position 31.18, 125.30)
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Tatsuraku Maru (2746 GRT) in the East China Sea in position 31°18'N, 125°30'E.

18 Nov 1944 (position 33.50, 124.44)
While operating in the East China Sea west of Saishu Island USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ships Aisakasan Maru (6923 GRT) in position 33°50'N, 124°44'E and Chinkai Maru (2827 GRT) in position 33°39'N, 124°26'E.

6 Dec 1944
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) ended her 7th war patrol at Guam.

2 Jan 1945
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

31 Jan 1945
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

12 Feb 1945
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. Robert Hugh Caldwell, Jr.) refuels at Saipan.

9 Apr 1945
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) ended her 8th war patrol at Midway.

4 May 1945
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) departed from Midway for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Marcus Island.

19 Jun 1945
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) ended her 9th war patrol at Guam.

14 Jul 1945
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) departed from Guam for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Honshu in Japanese home waters.

25 Jul 1945 (position 34.23, 137.25)
USS Peto (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Caldwell, Jr.) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire south of Honshu in position 34°23'N, 137°25'E.


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