Joseph William Callahan, USN

Born  28 Jun 1904


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Ranks

1 Jun 1941 Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.
1 Aug 1943 T/Capt.

Decorations

Jun/Jul 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Joseph William Callahan, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Ralph Talbot (DD 390)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer9 Jul 194228 Aug 1943
USS Barton (ii) (DD 722)T/Capt.Destroyer30 Dec 194311 Oct 1944

Career information

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Events related to this officer

Destroyer USS Ralph Talbot (DD 390)


9 Aug 1942
Damaged during the Battle of Savo Island though seriously damaged managed to withdraw; 14 of the crew died and 16 were wounded.


Destroyer USS Barton (ii) (DD 722)


20 Jan 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. Joseph William Callahan) departed from Boston bound for Bermuda for her shakedown training.

21 Jan 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) returns to Boston with engine damage.

6 Mar 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from Boston again bound for Bermuda.

7 Apr 1944
With her shakedown completed USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed Bermuda for Boston.

9 Apr 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived at Boston.

29 Apr 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from Boston bound for Norfolk.

30 Apr 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived at Norfolk.

12 May 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from Norfolk bound for New York.

13 May 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived at New York.

14 May 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from New York together with a convoy bound for England.

24 May 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived at Greenock, Scotland.

25 May 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from Greenock, Scotland bound for Plymouth, England.

27 May 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived at Plymouth, England.

3 Jun 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from Plymouth, England. She is to perform screening, patrol, and bombardment duties in support of the invasion of Normandy

21 Jun 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from the invasion area bound for Weymouth, England.

23 Jun 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived at Weymouth, England.

25 Jun 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) departed from Weymouth for bombarding duties off Cherbourg, France. During these duties she is lightly damaged by German shore batteries.

9 Jul 1944
USS Barton (Cdr. J.W. Callahan) arrived back at Boston on the US East coast. Battle damage was fully repaired here.

7 Sep 1944
USS Barton departed from Boston bound for the Pacific.

29 Sep 1944
USS Barton arrived at San Diego, California.

8 Oct 1944
USS Barton arrived at Pearl Harbor.( Cmdr Edwin Boardman Dexter assumes command from Cmdr Joseph William Callahan on the 11-10-1944.


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