Thomas Michael Dykers, USN

Born  3 Dec 1905New Orleans, Louisiana


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Ranks

16 Dec 1941 Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.
20 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Decorations

Jun/Jul 43 Navy Cross (1)
Jan/Mar 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Thomas Michael Dykers, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-35 (140)Submarine18 Jun 1937Aug 1941
USS Jack (259)Cdr.Submarine6 Jan 194325 May 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Jack (259)


25 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

2 May 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) arrived at Pearl Harbor from New London.

7 May 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

5 Jun 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Honshu in Japanese home waters.

26 Jun 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transports Shozan Maru (5859 GRT) and Toyo Maru (4163 GRT) off Hachijo Jima, southern Honshu, Japan, in position 33°22'N, 138°56'E.

Jack is damaged during a Japanese air attack but continues her patrol.

4 Jul 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Nikkyu Maru (6529 GRT) off the southeast coast of Honshu, Japan in position 34°33'N, 138°37'E.

19 Jul 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

5 Sep 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol.

10 Oct 1943
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard to solve the problems with her engines and general overhaul.

16 Jan 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

19 Feb 1944
While operating in the South China Sea about 300 nautical miles west of Luzon, Philippines USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tankers Kokuei Maru (5154 GRT) and Nanei Maru (5019 GRT) in position 14°34'N, 114°11'E, Nichirin Maru (5162 GRT) in position 15°40'N, 115°48'E, and Ichiyo Maru (5106 GRT) in position 15°46'N, 115°57'E.

13 Mar 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

6 Apr 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

26 Apr 1944
While operation off the west coast of Luzon, Philippines USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Yoshida Maru No.1 (5425 GRT) in position 18°06'N, 119°40'E, and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Wales Maru (6586 GRT) in position 18°14'N, 119°53'E.

28 Apr 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) sank a Japanese trawler with gunfire east of Luzon, Philippines in position 17°34'N, 124°06'E.

10 May 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Dykers) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.


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