George Herrick Wales, USN

Born  31 Dec 1908
Died  5 Nov 1997(88)


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Ranks

30 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
30 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for George Herrick Wales, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-22 (127)SubmarineOct 194019 Jun 1942
USS Pogy (266)Lt.Cdr.Submarine10 Jan 19438 Nov 1943

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS S-22 (127)


17 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS S-22 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Coco Solo, Panamal Canal Zone.


Submarine USS Pogy (266)


17 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales, USN) departed New Orleans, Louisiana for the Panama Canal Zone.

21 Feb 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales, USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone from New Orleans, Louisiana for a training period.

5 Apr 1943
With her trials and initial training completed USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

15 Apr 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the eastern coast of Honshu, Japan.

1 May 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Keishin Maru (1434 GRT) off Iwaki, Japan in position 37°04'N, 141°06'E.

2 May 1943 (position 37.11, 143.40)
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire east of Honshu, Japan in position 37°11'N, 143°40'E.

9 May 1943 (position 37.05, 141.06)
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport Uyo Maru (6376 GRT) off Iwaki, Japan in position 37°05'N, 141°06'E.

11 May 1943 (position 37.52, 143.12)
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire east of Honshu, Japan in position 37°52'N, 143°12'E.

26 May 1943 (position 37.03, 141.09)
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Tainan Maru (1989 GRT) off Shioyazaki, Honshu, Japan in position 37°03'N, 141°09'E.

5 Jun 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

26 Jun 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.

31 Jul 1943 (position 11.08, 153.18)
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) torpedoed and sank the Japanese aircraft transport Mogamigawa Maru (7469 GRT) north-west of Truk in position 11°08'N, 153°18'E.

16 Aug 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

9 Sep 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Palau's.

30 Sep 1943 (position 6.01, 139.08)
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army transport Maebashi Maru (7005 GRT) about 300 nautical miles east of Palau in position 06°01'N, 139°08'E.

26 Oct 1943
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Wales) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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