Mell Andrew Peterson, USN

Born  7 Sep 1908


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Ranks

30 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
15 Oct 1942 T/Cdr.
27 Aug 1948 T/Capt.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Mell Andrew Peterson, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Cooper (DD 695)T/Cdr.Destroyer21 Oct 19443 Dec 1944

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer USS Cooper (DD 695)


23 Oct 1944
USS Cooper departed from Pearl Harbor bound for Ulithi.

5 Nov 1944
USS Cooper arrived at Ulithi.

29 Nov 1944
USS Cooper arrived at San Pedro Bay, Philippines.

2 Dec 1944
USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. Norman John Sampson), USS Moale (Cdr. Walter Manly Foster) and USS Cooper (Cdr Mell Andrew Peterson) depart from San Pedro Bay for a raid in Ormoc Bay.

3 Dec 1944 (position 10.50, 124.35)
In Ormoc Bay USS Allen M. Sumner (Cdr. Norman John Sampson), USS Moale (Cdr. Walter Manly Foster) and USS Cooper (Cdr Mell Andrew Peterson) battle with the Japanese escort destroyers Kuwa and Take (both offsite links). During this battle USS Cooper sank the Kuwa in position 10°50'N, 124°35'E with gunfire but Cooper herself is sunk in position 10°54'N, 124°36'E by a torpedo from Take. Moale is damaged by gunfire during this action as is the Japanese Take.

Around 0145 hours the two remaining US destroyers retired from Ormoc Bay bound for San Pedro Bay where they arrived later that day.


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