Roger Myers Keithly, USN

Born  20 Oct 1911Center, Ralls County, Missouri, USA
Died  20 Mar 1993(81)Orange County, California, USA


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Ranks

1 Mar 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Sep/Oct 44 Navy Cross (1)
Nov/Jan 45 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Roger Myers Keithly, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Tilefish (307)Submarine28 Dec 194315 Jan 1945

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Tilefish (307)


3 Apr 1944
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. Roger Myers Keithly) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. Initially she was ordered to patrol south off Honshu in Japanese home waters. Later she shifted to the northern Mariana's.

29 May 1944
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Keithly) ended her 1st war patrol at Majuro.

22 Jun 1944
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Keithly) departed from Majuro for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Luzon Strait.

18 Jul 1944 (position 21.50, 119.55)
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Keithly) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 17 (745 tons, offsite link) south of Formosa in position 21°50'N, 119°55'E.

15 Aug 1944
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Keithly) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

10 Sep 1944
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Keithly) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Okhotsk and off the Kuril Islands.

23 Sep 1944 (position 51.26, 153.57)
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Keithly) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire in the Sea of Okhotsk in position 51°26'N, 153°57'E.

16 Oct 1944 (position 48.07, 153.04)
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Keithly) torpedoed and sank the Japanese guard boat Kyowa Maru No.2 (108 GRT) 5 nautical miles north-west of Matsuwa Jima in position 48°07'N, 153°04'E.

24 Oct 1944
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Keithly) ended her 3rd war patrol at Midway.

15 Nov 1944
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Keithly) departed from Midway for her 4th war patrol. Initially she was ordered to patrol off the Kuril Islands. Later she was ordered to patrol off the south coast of Honshu in Japanese home waters

22 Dec 1944 (position 34.30, 138.02)
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Keithly) torpedoed and sank the Japanese torpedo boat Chidori (758 tons, offsite link) south-west of Omaezaki, Japan in position 34°30'N, 138°02'E.

2 Jan 1945
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Keithly) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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