Lewis Smith Parks, USN

Born  13 Apr 1902Wilmington, Delaware


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Ranks

  Lt.
1 Aug 1939 Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.
20 Jul 1943 T/Capt.

Decorations

Dec/Jan 42 Navy Cross (1)
Apr/Jun 42 Navy Cross (1)
Apr/Aug 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Lewis Smith Parks, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Pompano (181)Lt.Submarine12 Jun 1937Jun/Jul 42
USS Manchester (CL 83)T/Capt.Light cruiser22 Jul 195012 Jul 1951 (2)

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Pompano (181)


18 Dec 1941
USS Pompano (Lt.Cdr. Lewis Smith Parks) left Pearl Harbor for her first war patrol, and was ordered to reconnoitre the eastern Marshall Islands.

31 Jan 1942
USS Pompano (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Parks) ended her first war patrol when she returned to Pearl Harbor

20 Apr 1942
USS Pompano (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Parks) left Pearl Harbor for her second war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.

24 May 1942 (position 25.16, 122.41)
USS Pompano (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Parks) sank the Japanese fishing vessel Kotoku Maru with gunfire in position east of Formosa in position 25°16'N, 122°41'E.

25 May 1942 (position 27.03, 127.03)
USS Pompano (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Parks) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Tokyo Maru (902 GRT) some 70 nautical miles west of Naha, Okinawa in position 27°03'N, 127°03'E.

30 May 1942 (position 26.07, 129.06)
USS Pompano (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Parks) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Atsuta Maru (7983 GRT) east of Okinawa in position 26°07'N, 129°06'E.

18 Jun 1942
USS Pompano (Lt.Cdr. L.S. Parks) ended her second war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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