Frank Wesley Fenno, Jr., USN

Born  11 Sep 1902Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Died  16 Aug 1973(70)


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Ranks

26 Jun 1940 Lt.Cdr.
20 Jul 1943 T/Capt.

Decorations

Jan/Feb 42 Navy Cross (1)
Mar/May 42 Navy Cross (1)
Jan/Mar 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Frank Wesley Fenno, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Trout (202)Lt.Cdr.Submarine15 Nov 1940Jun 1942
USS Runner (i) (275)Lt.Cdr.Submarine30 Jul 19426 May 1943
USS Pampanito (383)T/Capt.Submarine7 Oct 19442 Jan 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Trout (202)


7 Dec 1941
When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) was already at sea on a simulated war patrol off Midway. During the night USS Trout spotted the Japanese destroyers Sazanami and Ushio (both offsite links) shelling Midway. Unfortunately she was unable to attack them.

20 Dec 1941
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

12 Jan 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) left Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to transport 3500 rounds of 3" AA ammunition to the besieged American forces on Corregidor in the Philippines.

3 Feb 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) delivers the ammunition to Corregidor and embarks gold, silver, securities, mail and one officer to be transported to Pearl Harbor.

9 Feb 1942 (position 25.30, 122.38)
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Chuwa Maru (2719 GRT) about 55 nautical miles from Keelung, Formosa in position 25°30'N, 122°38'E.

3 Mar 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

24 Mar 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

11 Apr 1942 (position 33.26, 135.38)
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Nisshin Maru (16801 GRT) west of Shionomisaki, Japan in position 33°26'N, 135°38'E.

24 Apr 1942 (position 33.31, 135.29)
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant Tachibana Maru (6521 GRT) off Susami Kii in position 33°31'N, 135°29'E.

2 May 1942 (position 33.26, 135.52)
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Uzan Maru (5019 GRT) off the southeast coast of Honshu, Japan in position 33°26'N, 135°52'E.

4 May 1942 (position 33.32, 136.05)
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Kongosan Maru (2119 GRT) off the southeast coast of Honshu, Japan in position 33°32'N, 136°05'E.

17 May 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) ended her 3th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

21 May 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Midway.

9 Jun 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) picks up two survivors from the sunken Japanese heavy cruiser Mikuma (offsite link) and takes them to Pearl Harbor.

14 Jun 1942
USS Trout (Lt.Cdr. F.W. Fenno) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


Submarine USS Runner (i) (275)


4 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Runner (Cdr. F.W. Fenno, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for the Panama Canal Zone.

27 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Runner (Cdr. F.W. Fenno, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

10 Jan 1943
USS Runner (Cdr. F.W. Fenno) arrived at Pearl Harbor from the US east coast.

18 Jan 1943
USS Runner (Cdr. F.W. Fenno) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana Islands area and off the Palau's.

7 Mar 1943
USS Runner (Cdr. F.W. Fenno) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

1 Apr 1943
USS Runner (Cdr. F.W. Fenno) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

20 Apr 1943
USS Runner (Cdr. F.W. Fenno) lays mines off Pedro Blanco Rock near Hong Kong.

24 Apr 1943 (position 21.41, 116.24)
USS Runner (Cdr. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army hospital ship Buenos Aires Maru (9625 GRT) in the South China Sea south of Hong Kong in position 21°41'N, 116°24'E.

6 May 1943
USS Runner (Cdr. F.W. Fenno) ended her 2nd war patrol at Midway.


Submarine USS Pampanito (383)


28 Oct 1944
USS Pampanito (Capt. F.W. Fenno) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Formosa and in the South China Sea.

18 Nov 1944 (position 19.12, 110.51)
USS Pampanito (Capt. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and sank the Japanese depot ship Banshu Maru No.17 (459 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Shinko Maru No.1 (1200 GRT) off the east coast of Hainan in position 19°12'N, 110°51'E.

3 Dec 1944 (position 18.20, 111.52)
USS Pampanito (Capt. F.W. Fenno) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese tanker Seishin Maru (5239 GRT) in the South China Sea east of Hainan in position 18°20N, 111°52E.

30 Dec 1944
USS Pampanito (Capt. F.W. Fenno) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.


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