John Borden Hess, USN

Born  25 Apr 1914Portland, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Died   1994(79)Stonington, New London County, Connecticut, USA


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.
20 Jul 1945 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Nov/Dec 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for John Borden Hess, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Pomfret (391)Lt.Cdr.Submarine14 Oct 19445 Jun 1948

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Pomfret (391)


1 Nov 1944
USS Pomfret (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Hess) departed from Saipan for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Formosa.

2 Nov 1944 (position 20.20, 121.30)
USS Pomfret (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Hess) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Hamburg Maru (5271 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport Atlas Maru (7343 GRT) in Luzon Strait in position 20°20'N, 121°30'E. The next day the Atlas Maru is beached off Sabtang Island in position 20°18'N, 121°51'E and declared a total loss.

25 Nov 1944 (position 20.18, 121.34)
USS Pomfret (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Hess) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Shoho Maru (1358 GRT) in Luzon Strait in position 20°18'N, 121°34'E.
It is claimed in some sources that in this attack Pomfret also sank patrol boat #38 (ed DD Yomogi). However, Shoho maru was not part of the convoy escorted by #38, therefore there is no basis for this claim. #38 was sunk in the 0125 hrs attack by USS Atule.

15 Dec 1944
USS Pomfret (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Hess) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

25 Jan 1945
USS Pomfret (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Hess) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Honshu, Japan.

30 Mar 1945
USS Pomfret (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Hess) ended her 4th war patrol at Midway.

26 Apr 1945
USS Pomfret (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Hess) departed from Midway for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kuril Islands.

6 Jun 1945
USS Pomfret (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Hess) ended her 5th war patrol at Midway.

2 Jul 1945
USS Pomfret (Cdr. J.B. Hess) departed from Midway for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

26 Jul 1945 (position 33.47, 126.50)
USS Pomfret (Cdr. J.B. Hess) sank two small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the East China Sea in position 33°47'N, 126°50'E.

8 Aug 1945 (position 32.01, 129.02)
USS Pomfret (Cdr. J.B. Hess) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the East China Sea in position 32°01'N, 129°02'E.

11 Aug 1945 (position 32.46, 128.44)
USS Pomfret (Cdr. J.B. Hess) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the East China Sea in position 32°46'N, 128°44'E.

13 Aug 1945 (position 33.48, 126.50)
USS Pomfret (Cdr. J.B. Hess) sank a small Japanese vessel with gunfire in the East China Sea in position 33°48'N, 126°50'E.


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