Victor Beucler McCrea, USN

Born  10 Jul 1908Northwest, Williams County, Ohio, USA
Died  8 May 1999(90)Killingly, Windham County, Connecticut, USA


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Ranks

1 Jul 1940 Lt.
 Lt.Cdr.
18 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Jan/Mar 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Victor Beucler McCrea, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS O-7 (68)Lt.SubmarineMar 1942Dec 1942
USS Hoe (258)T/Cdr.Submarine16 Dec 194231 Oct 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS O-7 (68)


2 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS O-7 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

3 Aug 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS O-7 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

5 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS O-7 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

6 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS O-7 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.


Submarine USS Hoe (258)


26 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea, USN) departed New London, Connecticut and arrived at Newport, Rhode Island for special torpedo firing tests.

10 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed her special torpedo firing tests, USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea, USN), returned to New London from Newport, Rhode Island.

14 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Portsmouth Navy Yard for repairs.

11 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed her repairs, USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea, USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut from the Portsmouth Navy Yard.

20 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

1 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

27 May 1943
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana Islands area.

11 Jul 1943
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

21 Aug 1943
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Truk.

18 Oct 1943
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

26 Jan 1944
After extensive repairs to her main engines USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of the Philippines between Mindanao and Halmahera.

25 Feb 1944 (position 5.38, 126.00)
While operating south of Davao Gulf, Philippines USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Nissho Maru (10526 GRT) in position 05°50'N, 126°00'E and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet tanker Kyokuto Maru (10051 GRT, offsite link) in position 05°38'N, 126°00'E.

5 Mar 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

4 Apr 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) departed from Fremantle for her 4h war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

8 May 1944 (position 19.22, 120.13)
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese frigate Sado (870 tons, offsite link) and the Japanese army tanker Akane Maru (10241 GRT) in the South China Sea west of Luzon Strait in position 19°22'N, 120°13'E.

2 Jun 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

29 Jun 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

23 Aug 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

15 Sep 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol southwest of Lingayen Gulf.

8 Oct 1944 (position 18.32, 116.13)
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Kohoku Maru (2578 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 8 (940 tons, offsite link) in the South China Sea east of Hainan in position 18°32'N, 116°13'E.

22 Oct 1944
USS Hoe (Lt.Cdr. V.B. McCrea) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.


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