John Michael Bowers, USN

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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Jul/Aug 45 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for John Michael Bowers, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Pogy (266)Lt.Cdr.Submarine22 Feb 194521 Aug 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Pogy (266)


12 Mar 1945
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) departed from Midway for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Honshu, Japan.

19 Apr 1945 (position 32.59, 139.58)
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) is mistakenly attacked an American aircraft as Pogy approaches a Japanese convoy south-east of Honshu, Japan in position 32°59'N, 139°58'E.

15 May 1945
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) ended her 9th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

2 Jul 1945
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

27 Jul 1945 (position 37.00, 134.02)
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Chikuzen Maru (2448 GRT) south-west of Kyogasaki about 90 nautical miles north of Tottori, Honshu, Japan in position 37°00'N, 134°02'E.

5 Aug 1945 (position 39.52, 138.52)
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Kotohirasan Maru (2220 GRT) in the Japan Sea about 30 nautical miles west of Akita, Honshu, Japan in position 39°52'N, 138°52'E.

21 Aug 1945
USS Pogy (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Bowers) ended her 10th war patrol at Midway.


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