Clayton Rogers Simmers, USN

Born  6 Oct 1907


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Ranks

1 Aug 1939 Lt.
  Lcmdr
18 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Clayton Rogers Simmers, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Andres (DE 45)T/Cdr.Destroyer Escort15 Mar 19431 Jun 1943 (1)
USS Fechteler (i) (DE 157)T/Cdr.Destroyer Escort1 Jul 19431 Nov 1943
USS John R. Pierce (DD 753)T/Cdr.Destroyer30 Dec 194421 May 1946

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer USS John R. Pierce (DD 753)


18 Jan 1945
USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. Clayton R. Simmers) departed from New York for shakedown training at Bermuda.

20 Jan 1945
USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) arrived at Bermuda.

21 Feb 1945
With her shakedown completed USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) departed from Bermuda bound for New York.

23 Feb 1945
USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) arrived back at New York.

9 Mar 1945
USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) departed from New York for Norfolk.

10 Mar 1945
USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) arrived at Norfolk. She is used as a training ship for the next two / three months.

11 Jun 1945
USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) departed from Norfolk bound for the Pacific.

17 Jun 1945
USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) transits the Panama Canal.

26 Jun 1945
USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) arrived at San Diego.

30 Jun 1945
USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) departed from San Diego bound for Pearl Harbor.

6 Jul 1945
USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

12 Aug 1945
USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) departed from Pearl Harbor to participate in a raid against Wake Island.

19 Aug 1945
With the raid against Wake Island cancelled due to the Japanese surrender USS John Reeves Pierce (Cdr Clayton R. Simmers) was diverted to Eniwetok arriving later same day.

26 Aug 1945
USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) arrived at Buckner Bay, Okinawa.

11 Sep 1945
USS John R. Pierce (Cdr. C.R. Simmers) arrived at Wakayama, Honshu, Japan to participate in the occupation of mainland Japan.


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