Elton Watters Grenfell, USN
|Born||6 Nov 1903||Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA|
|Died||27 Mar 1980||(76)||Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA|
Warship Commands listed for Elton Watters Grenfell, USN
|USS Gudgeon (211)||Lt.Cdr.||Submarine||21 Apr 1941||15 May 1942|
|USS Tunny (282)||Cdr.||Submarine||1 Sep 1942||14 Dec 1942|
Arlington National Cemetery. Elton Watters Grenfell
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Submarine USS Gudgeon (211)
11 Dec 1941
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. Elton Watters Grenfell) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol off Kyushu in Japanese home waters.
27 Jan 1942 (position 28.24, 178.35)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. Elton W. Grenfell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese submarine I-73 (offsite link) about 240 nautical miles west of Midway in position 28°24'N, 178°35'E.
29 Jan 1942
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Grenfell) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.
22 Feb 1942
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Grenfell) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China Sea.
27 Mar 1942 (position 33.50, 127.33)
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Grenfell) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant Nissho Maru (6526 GRT) in the East China Sea south-east of Kumun Island in position 33°50'N, 127°33'E.
15 Apr 1942
USS Gudgeon (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Grenfell) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.
Submarine USS Tunny (282)
12 Dec 1942
With her trials and initial training completed USS Tunny (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Grenfell) arrived at Pearl Harbor.
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