Frank Gordon Selby, USN

Born  31 Jul 1910Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Died  18 Jan 1985(74)Collier County, Florida, USA


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Ranks

1 Jan 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Apr/Jun 44 Navy Cross (1)
5 Jul 1944 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Frank Gordon Selby, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Puffer (268)Submarine16 Nov 194329 Aug 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Puffer (268)


24 Nov 1943
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. Frank G. Selby) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sulu Sea and the South China Sea.

20 Dec 1943 (position 14.45, 119.54)
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese torpedo boat Fuyo (900 tons, offsite link) about 60 nautical miles west of Manila, Philippines in position 14°45'N, 119°54'E.

1 Jan 1944 (position 8.36, 122.52)
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Ryuyo Maru (6707 GRT) about 40 nautical miles south of Negros Island, Philippines in position 08°36'N, 122°52'E.

12 Jan 1944
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle.

4 Feb 1944
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) departed from Fremantle for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

22 Feb 1944 (position 3.10, 109.15)
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Teiko Maru (offsite link, 15105 GRT, former French passenger liner D'Artagnan) about 120 nautical miles north-west of Kuching, Borneo in position 03°10'N, 109°15'E.

4 Apr 1944
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) ended her 3rd war patrol at Fremantle.

30 Apr 1944
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sulu Sea.

18 May 1944 (position -7.33, 113.16)
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Shinryu Maru (3181 GRT) in the Java Sea some 40 miles east-south-east of Surabaya, Java, Netherlands East Indies in position 07°33'S, 113°16'E.

5 Jun 1944 (position 6.44, 120.54)
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese underway replenishment vessel Ashizuri (7951 GRT) and the Japanese oiler Takasaki (4465 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Hishi Maru No.2 (856 GRT) in the Sulu Sea north-east of Borneo in position 06°44'N, 120°54'E.

21 Jun 1944
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

14 Jul 1944
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Makassar Straits, the Celebes, Sulu, and South China Seas.

1 Aug 1944 (position 5.08, 119.32)
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet oiler Sunosaki (4465 GRT) in the Sulu Sea north-east of Borneo in position 05°08'N, 119°32'E.

7 Aug 1944 (position 7.50, 122.07)
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary submarine chaser Kyo Maru No.2 (340 GRT) south of Coronado Bay, Zamboanga Peninsula, Mindanao, Philippines in position 07°50'N, 122°07'E.

12 Aug 1944 (position 13.26, 119.55)
USS Puffer (Lt.Cdr. F.G. Selby) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant tanker Teikon Maru (5113 GRT) off Cape Calavite in position 13°26'N, 119°55'E. Puffer also torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Shinpo Maru (5135 GRT) in position 13°18'N, 120°11'E. The Shinpo Maru is beached off Golo Island and torpedoed and sunk by USS Bluefish on 14 August 1944.


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