George William Grider, USN

Born  1 Oct 1912Memphis, Tennessee
Died  20 Mar 1991(78)


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Ranks

  Cdr.

Decorations

Nov/Jan 45 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for George William Grider, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Flasher (249)Cdr.Submarine31 Oct 1944Mar 1946

Career information

"Following his retirement, Captain Grider earned a law degree from the University of Virginia. His wartime memoirs, co-authored with Lydel Sims, were published in 1958 under the title War Fish. In 1964 he was elected to the 89th Congress as Representative from the State of Tennessee. He served one term and was unseated in 1966. He continued to practice law in Memphis until his retirement. George W. Grider died on March 20, 1991 at the age of 78" (warfish.com).

Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Flasher (249)


15 Nov 1944
USS Flasher (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Grider) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea off Camranh Bay, French Indo-China.

4 Dec 1944 (position 12.54, 116.27)
USS Flasher (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Grider) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Kishinami (offsite link) and damaged the Japanese merchant tanker Hakko Maru (10022 GRT) in the South China Sea about 275 nautical miles south-west of Manila in position 12°54'N, 116°27'E. Hakko Maru is later scuttled in position 13°12'N, 116°35'E.

22 Dec 1944 (position 15.07, 109.05)
USS Flasher (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Grider) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Omurosan Maru (9204 GRT) and the Japanese merchant tankers Otowasan Maru (9204 GRT) and Arita Maru (10238 GRT) in the South China Sea about 250 nautical miles north of Camranh Bay, French Indochina in position 15°07'N, 109°05'E.

2 Jan 1945
USS Flasher (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Grider) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

29 Jan 1945
USS Flasher (Cdr. G.W. Grider) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

25 Feb 1945 (position 20.01, 111.19)
USS Flasher (Cdr. G.W. Grider) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo vessel Koho Maru (850 GRT) near Hainan in position 20°01'N, 111°19'E.

3 Apr 1945
USS Flasher (Cdr. G.W. Grider) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now sent to the US west coast for a major overhaul.


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