Arthur Elmer Krapf, USN

Born  8 Apr 1911Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Died  26 Sep 1999(88)Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California, USA


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Ranks

1 Feb 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Jun/Jul 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Arthur Elmer Krapf, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Jack (259)T/Cdr.Submarine25 May 19449 Oct 1944

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Jack (259)


4 Jun 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

25 Jun 1944 (position 16.17, 119.40)
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker San Pedro Maru (7268 GRT) off the northwest coast of Luzon, Philippines in position 16°17'N, 119°40'E.

30 Jun 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ships Tsurushima Maru (4645 GRT) and Matsukawa Maru (3832 GRT) about 70 nautical miles west of Manila, Philippines in position 14°15'N, 119°40'E.

14 Jul 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

6 Aug 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Celebes Sea.

29 Aug 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minesweeper W-28 (650 tons, offsite link) and the Japanese army cargo ship Mexico Maru (5785 GRT) northwest of Menado, Celebes in position 02°15'N, 122°50'E.

24 Sep 1944
USS Jack (Lt.Cdr. A.E. Krapf) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.


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