William John Millican, USN

Born  24 Apr 1904Brooklyn, New York
Died  17 Oct 1944(40)USS Escolar (SS-294)


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Ranks

1 Jan 1942 Lt.Cdr.
15 Sep 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Jun/Jan 43 Navy Cross (1)
Jan/Mar 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for William John Millican, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-18 (123)Submarinemid 1939Apr 1942
USS Thresher (200)Lt.Cdr.SubmarineJun 1942Mar 1943
USS Escolar (294)T/Cdr.Submarine2 Jun 194417 Oct 1944 (+)

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Thresher (200)


26 Jun 1942
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Marshall / Caroline Islands area.

9 Jul 1942 (position 8.43, 167.33)
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) torpedoed and sank the Japanese torpedo recovery vessel Shinsho Maru (4836 GRT) at the entrance to Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands in position 08°43'N, 167°33'E.

15 Aug 1942
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

15 Sep 1942
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) departed from Fremantle for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the gulf of Siam and lay mines there.

16 Oct 1942
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) lays mines in the Gulf of Siam in the approaches to Bangkok.

12 Nov 1942
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

16 Dec 1942
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) departed from Fremantle for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea.

30 Dec 1942 (position 4.45, 113.54)
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) damaged the Japanese merchant Hachian Maru (2733 GRT) with gunfire about 120 nautical miles west of Mata Siri Island, off the south-eastern tip of Borneo. The Japanese ship is finished off with one torpedo and sank in position 04°45'N, 113°54'E.

10 Jan 1943
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

25 Jan 1943
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) departed from Fremantle for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Netherlands East Indies.

14 Feb 1943 (position -6.05, 105.47)
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) attacked the Japanese submarine I-162 (offsite link) off the Lesser Sundas in position 06°05'S, 105°47'E. Thresher fires two torpedoes, unfortunately one is a dud and the other misses.

21 Feb 1943 (position -7.53, 119.13)
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese transport ship Kuwayama Maru (5724 GRT) off Soembawa Island, Netherlands East Indies in position 07°53'S, 119°13'E. The damaged Japanese ship sank the following day.

2 Mar 1943 (position -3.29, 117.17)
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Toen Maru (5332 GRT) in the southern Makassar Strait, Netherlands East Indies in position 03°29'S, 117°17'E.

10 Mar 1943
USS Thresher (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Millican) ended her 7th war patrol at Fremantle.


Submarine USS Escolar (294)


18 Sep 1944
USS Escolar (Cmdr William John Millican) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol, and was ordered to patrol in the Yellow Sea.

23 Sep 1944
USS Escolar (Cmdr William John Millican) refuels at Midway.

17 Oct 1944
USS Escolar (Cmdr William John Millican) has her last communication with USS Perch.


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