Woodrow Wilson McCrory, USN

Born  21 Jun 1914Waelder, Texas

Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

1944/1945 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Woodrow Wilson McCrory, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Parche (384)Lt.Cdr.Submarine11 Dec 194428 Jul 1945

Career information

United States Naval Academy Graduate 1938 National War College Graduate Served on the Cruiser Concord (CL-10) 1939 - 1941), Submarine S-48 (SS-159) 1941 - 1943 then served on the Submarine Parche (384) for six war patrols as her Executive Officer for three war patrols and as her Commanding Officer for three war patrols. Those war patrols earned five battle stars and two Presidential Unit Citation awards for the Parche.

McCrory was awarded the Navy Cross, two Silver Stars, the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit. After the war (at the age of 31) he commanded one of the first snorkel equipped submarines, the Halfbeak, and later a radar picket submarine division. His other commands were the Destroyer Taussig, the attack Transport Bayfield and the Cruiser St. Paul, all flagships.

He served on staffs of the Joint Chiefs, the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet and the Commander Submarine Force, Atlantic. He served as Administrative Aide to the Chief of Naval Operations. As Commander Naval Forces, Korea he was awarded his second Legion of Merit. He then served as Commander Amphibious Training Command, Atlantic. His last submarine duty was as officer-in-charge of the Submarine School, New London, CT.

Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Parche (384)


11 Dec 1944
Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory takes over command from Cdr. L.P. Ramage.

30 Dec 1944
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

7 Feb 1945 (position 29.09, 129.45)
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Okinoyama Maru (984 GRT) off the Ryukyu Islands in position 29°09'N, 129°45'E.

20 Feb 1945
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

19 Mar 1945
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters east of Honshu and Hokkaido.

9 Apr 1945 (position 39.07, 141.57)
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minesweeper W 3 (615 tons, offsite link) northeast of Sendai, Honshu, Japan in position 39°07'N, 141°57'E.

11 Apr 1945 (position 38.53, 142.05)
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Togo Maru (302 GRT) off Todogasaki, Honshu, Japan in position 38°53'N, 142°05'E.

13 Apr 1945 (position 38.36, 141.41)
While operating near Todogasaki, USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) sank the Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Misago Maru No.1 (265 GRT) with gunfire in position 38°36'N, 141°41'E and the Japanese guard boat Kosho Maru (302 GRT) also with gunfire in position 38°27'N, 142°13'E.

30 Apr 1945
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) ended her 5th war patrol at Midway.

25 May 1945
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) departed from Midway for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south and east of Honshu, Japan.

21 Jun 1945 (position 41.19, 141.28)
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Hizen Maru (947 GRT) off the east coast of Honshu, Japan in position 41°19'N, 141°28'E.

22 Jun 1945 (position 42.10, 140.56)
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) sank two small Japanese vessels with gunfire off Tsugaru Strait in position 42°10'N, 140°56'E.

23 Jun 1945 (position 41.54, 142.58)
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) sank three small Japanese fishing vessels with gunfire off Tsugaru Strait in position 41°54'N, 142°58'E.

26 Jun 1945 (position 39.25, 142.04)
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Kamitsu Maru (2721 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Eikan Maru (6903 GRT) about 7 nautical miles from Todozaki, Honshu, Japan in position 39°25'N, 142°04'E.

28 Jul 1945
USS Parche (Lt.Cdr. W.W. McCrory) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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