David Bonar Bell, USN

Born  16 Nov 1913Fargo, North Dakota


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Jan/Mar 45 Navy Cross (1)
Jul/Sep 45 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for David Bonar Bell, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Pargo (264)Lt.Cdr.Submarine9 Aug 19449 Sep 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Pargo (264)


3 Sep 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. David Bonar Bell) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

10 Sep 1944 (position -6.17, 116.24)
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary net layer Hinoki Maru (599 GRT) in the Java Sea in position 06°17'S, 116°24'E.

26 Sep 1944 (position 7.00, 116.00)
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minelayer Aotaka (1608 tons, offsite link) off the North-East coast of Borneo in position 07°00'N, 116°00'E.

7 Oct 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

28 Oct 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

26 Nov 1944 (position 4.55, 114.06)
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Yuho Maru (5226 GRT) off Miri, Sarawak in position 04°55'N, 114°06'E.

Pargo is damaged by depth charges the Japanese escorts but remains on patrol.

21 Dec 1944
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

15 Jan 1945
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) departed from Fremantle for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea off the Indo-China coast.

31 Jan 1945 (position 11.51, 109.12)
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese frigate Manju (870 tons, offsite link) in the South China Sea of the French Indo-China coast in position 11°51'N, 109°12'E.

4 Feb 1945
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) bombards Woody Island east of Tourane, French Indochina, destroying a Japanese weather station and radio equipment, an administration building, a jetty, and several fishing boats.

20 Feb 1945 (position 12.48, 109.38)
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese destroyer Nokaze (1215 tons, offsite link) off Cape Varella, French Indo-China in position 12°48'N, 109°38'E.

9 Mar 1945
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) ended her 7th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

25 Mar 1945
USS Pargo (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Bell) arrived at the Mare Island Navy Yard to begin her overhaul.

17 Jun 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Pargo (Cdr. D.B. Bell) departed from the Mare Island Navy Yard bound for Pearl Harbor.

14 Jul 1945
USS Pargo (Cdr. D.B. Bell) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

8 Aug 1945 (position 41.15, 131.19)
USS Pargo (Cdr. D.B. Bell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Rashin Maru (5455 GRT) off north-eastern Korea in position 41°15'N, 131°19'E.

9 Sep 1945
USS Pargo (Cdr. D.B. Bell) ended her 8th war patrol at Guam.


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