William Bismarck Thomas, USN

Born  25 Oct 1913
Died  2 Feb 2004(90)


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Ranks

15 Mar 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for William Bismarck Thomas, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS R-15 (92)Submarine13 Dec 1942Jul 1944
USS Croaker (246)T/Cdr.Submarine10 Nov 194422 Aug 1945

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS R-15 (92)


15 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-15 departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

20 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-15 arrived at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

23 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-15 departed St. Thomas, Virgin Islands for Bermuda.

27 Feb 1943
USS R-15 arrived at Bermuda from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

2 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-15 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

7 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-15 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.

27 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-15 departed New London, Connecticut for Bermuda.

31 Dec 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-15 arrived at Bermuda from New London, Connecticut.


Submarine USS Croaker (246)


10 Nov 1944
USS Croaker (Cdr. J.E. Lee) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

13 Dec 1944
USS Croaker (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Thomas) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Luzon Strait and in the South China Sea.

12 Feb 1945
USS Croaker (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Thomas) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

12 Mar 1945
USS Croaker (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Thomas) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the French Indo-China coast.

22 Apr 1945
USS Croaker (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Thomas) ended her 4th war patrol at Subic Bay, Philippines.

15 May 1945
USS Croaker (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Thomas) departed from Subic Bay, Philippines for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java Sea.

30 May 1945 (position -4.50, 113.10)
USS Croaker (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Thomas) sank the Japanese vessels Shuttle Boat No.154 and Shuttle Boat No.146 in the Java Sea in position 04°50'S, 113°10'E.

5 Jun 1945
USS Croaker (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Thomas) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

1 Jul 1945
USS Croaker (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Thomas) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and off Hong Kong.

13 Aug 1945
USS Croaker (Lt.Cdr. W.B. Thomas) ended her 6th war patrol at Subic Bay.


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