Marshall Harlan Austin, USN

Born  14 Jun 1911Eldorado, Oklahoma


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Mar/May 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Marshall Harlan Austin, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Redfin (272)Lt.Cdr.Submarine2 Mar 194423 Feb 1945
USS Tusk (426)Lt.Cdr.Submarine25 Apr 19461948 (2)

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Redfin (272)


19 Mar 1944
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. Marshall Harlan Austin) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Celebes Sea.

11 Apr 1944 (position 6.43, 122.23)
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Akigumo (offsite link) in the eastern entrance to Basilan Strait in position 06°43'N, 122°23'E.

15 Apr 1944 (position 6.22, 123.42)
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Shinyu Maru (4621 GRT) south-west of Mindanao, Philippines in position 06°22'N, 123°42'E.

16 Apr 1944 (position 6.52, 123.47)
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Yamagata Maru (3807 GRT) in Moro Gulf, southwest Mindanao, Philippines in position 06°52'N, 123°47'E.

1 May 1944
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle.

26 May 1944
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) departed from Fremantle for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the southern part of the Philippines.

8 Jun 1944
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) lands six Philippine guerrillas on a small island near Balabac Strait.

11 Jun 1944 (position 6.02, 120.50)
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Asanagi Maru (5141 GRT) west of Jolo in position 06°02'N, 120°50'E.

24 Jun 1944 (position 9.51, 125.06)
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Aso Maru (3028 GRT) southwest of Surigao Strait in position 09°51'N, 125°06'E.

1 Jul 1944
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle.

6 Aug 1944
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Celebes Sea.

19 Aug 1944
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) lays mines off Sarawak, Borneo.

30 Aug 1944
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) picks up the 8 survivors from USS Flier at Palawan Island.

7 Oct 1944
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

26 Oct 1944
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

8 Nov 1944 (position 14.00, 116.48)
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Nichinan Maru No.2 (5226 GRT) in the South China Sea in position 14°00'N, 116°48'E.

7 Jan 1945
USS Redfin (Lt.Cdr. M.H. Austin) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.


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