Walter Frederick Schlech, Jr., USN

Born  18 Jun 1915?, New York, USA
Died  25 Jan 1985(69)

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4 Jun 1936 Ens.
4 Jun 1939 Lt.(jg)
1 Jan 1942 Lt.
1 May 1943 T/Lt.Cdr.
15 Mar 1944 T/Cdr.


Warship Commands listed for Walter Frederick Schlech, USN

USS Tilefish (307)T/Cdr.Submarine15 Jan 19457 Sep 1945

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Submarine USS Tilefish (307)

31 Jan 1945
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. Walter Frederick Schlech, Jr.) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol, and was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

13 Feb 1945
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. Walter Frederick Schlech, Jr.) arrived at Saipan

28 Feb 1945 (position 29.04, 129.39)
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. W.F. Schlech, Jr.) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire off the Ryukyu Islands in position 29°04'N, 129°39'E.

5 Mar 1945 (position 29.36, 129.45)
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. W.F. Schlech, Jr.) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese minesweeper W 15 (500 tons, offsite link) off Akuke Jima, Japan in position 29°36'N, 129°45'E.

W 15 is run aground but is later declared a total loss.

27 Mar 1945
USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. W.F. Schlech, Jr.) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She is now sent to the US west coast for a major overhaul.

11 Jul 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Tilefish (Lt.Cdr. W.F. Schlech, Jr.) arrived back at Pearl Harbor. She was sent to Midway and later Saipan where she left for her 6th and final war patrol in late July or early August 1945.

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