William Arthur Overton, USNR

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  Lt.Cdr.

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Warship Commands listed for William Arthur Overton, USNR


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Catfish (339)Lt.Cdr.Submarine19 Mar 194520 Jul 1948

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Submarine USS Catfish (339)


1 Apr 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Bronstein (Lt. J.H. Longley, USNR).

2 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Bronstein (Lt. J.H. Longley, USNR).

3 Apr 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Bronstein (Lt. J.H. Longley, USNR).

4 Apr 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Bronstein (Lt. J.H. Longley, USNR).

8 Apr 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from New London, Connecticut for torpedo trials.

11 Apr 1945
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR), returned to New London, Connecticut

23 Apr 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Breckinridge (Lt.Cdr. W.J. van Meter, USN) and USS Barney (Lt.Cdr. E.R. Mecleary, USNR).

24 Apr 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Long Island Sound together with USS Breckinridge (Lt.Cdr. W.J. van Meter, USN) and USS Barney (Lt.Cdr. E.R. Mecleary, USNR).

4 May 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) departed from New London bound Port Everglades. She was escorted by USS Hollis (Lt.Cdr. C. Fox, USN).

8 May 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) arrived at Port Everglades, Florida for special trials for the Bureau of Ordnance.

10 May 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) departed Port Everglades for Key West, Florida.

11 May 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) arrived at Key West.

20 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

22 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

23 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

24 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

25 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

26 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

28 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Key West.

30 May 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) departed Key West for the Panama Canal Zone.

3 Jun 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone.

5 Jun 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR) and USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN).

6 Jun 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR) and USS Entemedor (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Smith, Jr., USN).

7 Jun 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR) and USS Bulmer (Lt. T.C. Farrell, USNR).

8 Jun 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR) and USS Bulmer (Lt. T.C. Farrell, USNR).

9 Jun 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises in Panama Bay together with USS MacLeish (Lt. D.S. Cramer, USNR) and USS Bulmer (Lt. T.C. Farrell, USNR).

13 Jun 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) departed Balboa, Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

29 Jun 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

7 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Zimmerman, USNR), USS Jallao (Cdr. J.B. Icenhower, USN) and USS Searaven (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Smallwood, Jr., USN).

8 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Zimmerman, USNR), USS Pruitt (Lt. D.B. Harby, USNR), USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN), USS Plaice (Cdr. R.S. Andrews, USN), USS Torsk (Cdr. B.E. Lewellen, USN) and USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hingson, USN).

9 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Chew (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Mannion, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

10 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Howard (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Diehl, USNR), USS Chew (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Mannion, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

13 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS J. Douglas Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Johnston, USNR) and USS Coolbaugh (Lt.Cdr. S.E. Zimmerman, USNR).

14 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS J. Douglas Blackwood (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Johnston, USNR), USS Florikan (Lt. D. Hima, USN) and USS Sargo (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Hingson, USN).

15 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Harmon (Lt. R.W. Steel, USNR), USS Seagull and USS Stickleback (Cdr. H.K. Nauman, USN).

16 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) conducted exercises off Pearl Harbour together with USS Darby (Lt.Cdr. M.W. Martin, USNR).

23 Jul 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Kyushu, Japan. Later she was ordered to patrol in the Yellow Sea. She was also ordered to conduct a special operation.

She was escorted out of Pearl Harbour by USS PC-1078 (Lt. J.H. Shuler, USNR).

For daily positions (though incomplete) of USS Catfish during this patrol see the map below.

5 Aug 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) arrived at Guam. She was escorted in by USS SC 677.

8 Aug 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) departed Guam for her patrol area. She was escorted out by USS Spangler (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Edwards, USNR).

15 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In the early morning hours, USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR), conducted a special operation (for the moment we have no details).

Also a message was received that the war was over but for the moment Catfish was ordered to remain in her patrol area.

5 Sep 1945
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) ended her 1st war patrol at Guam. She was escorted in by USS LCI(L)-603 (Lt.(jg). H.E. McMath, Jr., USNR).

7 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) departed Guam for Pearl Harbour.

17 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) arrived at Pearl Harbour from Guam.

21 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) departed Pearl Harbour for Seattle, Washington, USA.

29 Sep 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Catfish (Lt.Cdr. W.A. Overton, USNR) arrived at Seattle, Washington, USA from Pearl Harbour.


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