John Daniel Crowley, USN

Born  24 Sep 1908Springfield, Massachusetts


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.

Decorations

May/Jul 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for John Daniel Crowley, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-28 (133)SubmarineJul 194120 Mar 1943
USS Flier (250)Lt.Cdr.Submarine18 Oct 194313 Aug 1944
USS Irex (482)Cdr.Submarine14 May 19452 Jan 1946

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS S-28 (133)


22 Jan 1942
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) ended a refit at the Mare Island Navy Yard. She now returns to San Diego for further service at the Underwater Sound Training School there.

20 May 1942
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) departed from San Diego bound for Dutch Harbour. En-route S-28 was ordered to proceed to patrol off Cold Bay. So the transit voyage to Dutch Harbour actually became her 1st war patrol.

12 Jun 1942
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) enters Dutch Harbour for fuel and provisions and then resumed her 1st war patrol in the waters around Kiska and Attu.

28 Jun 1942
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) ended her 1st war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

15 Jul 1942
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Kiska.

18 Aug 1942
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) end her 2nd war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

16 Sep 1942
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Kiska.

10 Oct 1942
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) end her 3rd war patrol at Dutch Harbour. She is now sent to San Diego for an overhaul.

9 Dec 1942
With her overhaul completed USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) departed from San Diego bound for Dutch Harbour.

21 Dec 1942
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) arrived at Dutch Harbour.

26 Dec 1942
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Kurils.

20 Jan 1943
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) departed from her patrol area to return to base at Dutch Harbour.

6 Feb 1943
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) departed from Dutch Harbour for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the western Aleutians.

28 Feb 1943
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) ended her 5th war patrol at Dutch Harbour.

4 Mar 1943
USS S-28 (Lt. J.D. Crowley) departed from Dutch Harbour bound for Esquimalt, Canada. At Esquimalt she is used for AS warfare training with units of the Royal Canadian Navy.


Submarine USS Flier (250)


5 Dec 1943
USS Flier (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Crowley, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

20 Dec 1943
USS Flier (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Crowley) arrived at Pearl Harbor from New London.

12 Jan 1944
USS Flier (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Crowley) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol.

16 Jan 1944
During a storm USS Flier (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Crowley) is grounded at Midway. Flier is heavily damaged and towed back to Pearl Harbor. She is sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard to make full repairs.

21 May 1944
After the fiasco of what had to be her 1st war patrol, USS Flier (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Crowley) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 'real' 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea, west of Luzon, Philippines.

4 Jun 1944
USS Flier (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Crowley) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Hakusan Maru (10380 GRT) about 375 nautical miles south-west of Chichi Jima, Bonin Island in position 22°45'N, 136°50'E.

13 Jun 1944
USS Flier (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Crowley) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant tanker Marifu Maru (5135 GRT) in the South China Sea west of Luzon, Philippines in position 15°57'N, 119°42'E.

22 Jun 1944
USS Flier (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Crowley) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Belgium Maru (5838 GRT) west of Mindoro, Philippines in position 13°11'N, 120°27'E.

5 Jul 1944
USS Flier (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Crowley) ended her 1st war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

2 Aug 1944
USS Flier (Cdr. J.D. Crowley) departed from Fremantle for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea off the coast of French Indo-China


Submarine USS Irex (482)


19 Jun 1945
USS Irex (Cdr. J.D. Crowley, USN), arrived Newport, Rhode Island from Porthsmouth, New Hampshire for torpedo trials.

22 Jun 1945
Having comleted her torpedo trials, USS Irex (Cdr. J.D. Crowley, USN), arrived at New London, Connecticut from Newport, Rhode Island.

3 Jul 1945
USS Irex (Cdr. J.D. Crowley, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Port Everglades, Florida.

7 Jul 1945
USS Irex (Cdr. J.D. Crowley, USN) arrived at Port Everglades, Florida from New London, Connecticut.

29 Jul 1945
USS Irex (Cdr. J.D. Crowley, USN) departed Port Everglades, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

3 Aug 1945
USS Irex (Cdr. J.D. Crowley, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from Port Everglades, Florida.

24 Aug 1945
USS Irex (Cdr. J.D. Crowley, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. With the war over she was ordered to remain in the Atlantic.

26 Aug 1945
USS Irex (Cdr. J.D. Crowley, USN) arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from the Panama Canal Zone.


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