Donald George Baer, USN

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Ranks

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Decorations

Sep/Oct 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Donald George Baer, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Lapon (260)Cdr.Submarine22 Aug 194423 Jul 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Lapon (260)


4 Sep 1944
USS Lapon (Lt.Cdr. D.G. Bear) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

22 Sep 1944 (position 15.22, 119.17)
USS Lapon (Lt.Cdr. D.G. Bear) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Jungen Go (1610 GRT) in the South China Sea, west of Luzon in position 15°22'N, 119°17'E.

27 Sep 1944 (position 15.50, 117.41)
USS Lapon (Lt.Cdr. D.G. Bear) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Hokki Maru (5599 GRT, offsite link) in South China Sea, west of Luzon in position 15°50'N, 117°41'E.

10 Oct 1944 (position 16.10, 119.44)
USS Lapon (Lt.Cdr. D.G. Bear) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Ejiri Maru (6968 GRT) in the South China Sea west of Luzon in position 16°10'N, 119°44'E.

31 Oct 1944
USS Lapon (Lt.Cdr. D.G. Bear) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

23 Nov 1944
USS Lapon (Lt.Cdr. D.G. Bear) departed from Fremantle for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Philippines.

21 Jan 1945
USS Lapon (Lt.Cdr. D.G. Bear) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

25 Jan 1945
USS Lapon (Lt.Cdr. D.G. Bear) departed from Pearl Harbor bound for the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

31 Jan 1945
USS Lapon (Lt.Cdr. D.G. Bear) arrived at the Mare Island Navy Yard.

22 Apr 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Lapon (Lt.Cdr. D.G. Bear) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

4 Jun 1945
USS Lapon (Lt.Cdr. D.G. Bear) arrived at Guam.

6 Jun 1945
USS Lapon (Lt.Cdr. D.G. Bear) departed from Guam for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

23 Jul 1945
USS Lapon (Lt.Cdr. D.G. Bear) ended her 8th war patrol at Midway.


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