John Croysdale Martin, USN

Born  28 Jul 1910Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Died  2 Jan 1985(74)Florida, USA


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Ranks

1 Feb 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Sep/Nov 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for John Croysdale Martin, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Hammerhead (364)T/Cdr.Submarine1 Mar 1944Feb 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Hammerhead (364)


6 Jun 1944
USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Martin) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Formosa.

17 Aug 1944
USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Martin) ended her 1st war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

9 Sep 1944
USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Martin) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java and South China Seas.

1 Oct 1944 (position 6.30, 116.11)
USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Martin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese ore carriers Kokusei Maru (5396 GRT) and Hiyori Maru (5321 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Higane Maru (5320 GRT) north of Borneo in position 06°30'N, 116°11'E.

20 Oct 1944 (position 4.41, 113.22)
While operating north of Borneo USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Martin) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Oyo Maru (5458 BRT) in position 04°41'N, 113°22'E, and the Japanese army cargo ship Ugo Maru (3684 BRT) in position 04°52'N, 113°24'E.

2 Nov 1944
USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Martin) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle.

25 Nov 1944
USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Martin) departed from Fremantle for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

8 Dec 1944 (position 3.50, 111.30)
USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Martin) and USS Paddle (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Fitz-Patrick) teams up to sink the Japanese merchant tanker Shoei Maru (2854 GRT) in the South China Sea in position 03°50'N, 111°30'E. The two submarines share the kill.

17 Jan 1945
USS Hammerhead (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Martin) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle.


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