Philip Decatur Quirk, USN

Born  9 Jan 1910


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Ranks

1 Jul 1940 Lt.
18 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Philip Decatur Quirk, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Gar (206)Lt.SubmarineNov 194230 Jul 1943
USS Gridley (DD 380)T/Cdr.Destroyer11 May 194429 Nov 1944
USS Walker (ii) (DD 517)T/Cdr.Destroyer5 Dec 194431 May 1946

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Gar (206)


28 Nov 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. Philip Decatur Quirk) departed Fremantle for her 5th war patrol.

8 Dec 1942 (position 0.52, 118.54)
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) sank the Japanese transport ship Heinan Maru (661 GRT) with gunfire in the Makassar Strait in position 00°52'N, 118°54'E.

9 Jan 1943 (position 1.46, 119.01)
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet tanker Notoro (14050 GRT, offsite link) in Makassar Strait in position 01°46'N, 119°01'E.

19 Jan 1943
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) ended her 5th war patrol at Fremantle.

9 Feb 1943
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) departed Fremantle for her 6th war patrol.

2 Apr 1943
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) ended her 6th war patrol at Fremantle.

23 Apr 1943
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) departed Fremantle for her 7th war patrol.

6 May 1943 (position 3.14, 117.58)
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) torpedoed and sank the Japanese coaster Kotoku Maru (164 GRT) off Tarakan, Borneo, Netherlands East Indies in position 03°14'N, 117°58'E.

7 May 1943 (position 4.19, 118.53)
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) sank a sampan with gunfire in the Celebes Sea in position 04°19'N, 118°53'E.

8 May 1943 (position 7.45, 122.02)
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) sank a sampan with gunfire west of Mindanao Island, Philippines in position 07°45'N, 122°02'E.

9 May 1943 (position 9.09, 122.50)
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Aso Maru (703 GRT) south-east of Cagayan Island in position 09°09'N, 122°50'E.

15 May 1943 (position 13.07, 121.49)
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ships Meikai Maru (3197 GRT) and Indus Maru (4361 GRT) between Dumali Point, Mindoro and Marinduque Island, Philippines in position 13°07'N, 121°49'E.

19 May 1943
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) damaged the Japanese guard boat Asuka Maru (37 GRT) with gunfire in Makassar Strait in position 01°02'N, 119°08'E. The Japanese ship caught fire and finally sinks.

20 May 1943
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) sank a Sampan with gunfire.

27 May 1943
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) ended her 7th war patrol at Fremantle.

18 Jun 1943
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) departed Fremantle for her 8th war patrol.

1 Jul 1943
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) lands commandoes on south coast of Timor, Netherlands East Indies.

23 Jul 1943
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. P.D. Quirk) ended her 8th war patrol at Fremantle.


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