Robert Dunlap Risser, USN

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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

May/Jul 45 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Robert Dunlap Risser, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Flying Fish (229)Lt.Cdr.Submarine19 Nov 194319 Jan 1946

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Submarine USS Flying Fish (229)


30 Nov 1943
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) departed from Midway for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Formosa Strait and the South China Sea.

16 Dec 1943 (position 22.18, 119.52)
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Ginyo Maru (8613 GRT) south-west of Formosa in position 22°18'N, 119°52'E.

27 Dec 1943 (position 21.25, 118.05)
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) torpedoed and sank the Japanese fleet tanker Kyuei Maru (10171 GRT) south-west of Formosa in position 21°25'N, 118°05'E.

28 Jan 1944
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) ended her 8th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

22 Feb 1944
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

12 Mar 1944 (position 25.53, 131.19)
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Taijin Maru (1924 GRT) about 10 nautical miles north-west of Daito Jima in position 25°53'N, 131°19'E.

16 Mar 1944 (position 27.38, 128.38)
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Anzan Maru (5493 GRT) about 20 nautical miles north of Okinoeradu Jima in position 27°38'N, 128°38'E.

1 Apr 1944 (position 25.59, 131.19)
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) torpedoed and sank the Japanese cargo ship Minami Maru (2398 GRT, former Norwegian Solviken (offsite link) at Kaito Daito Jima in position 25°59'N, 131°19'E.

11 Apr 1944
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) ended her 9th war patrol at Majuro.

4 May 1944
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) departed from Majuro for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol east of the Mariana Islands.

24 May 1944 (position 12.54, 134.52)
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) is damaged by the premature explosion of own torpedo in the Philippine Sea in position 12°54'N, 134°52'E. Nevertheless she remains on patrol.

25 May 1944 (position 11.14, 135.12)
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Taito Maru (4466 GRT) and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Osaka Maru (3740 GRT) north of Palau in position 11°14'N, 135°12'E.

15 Jun 1944
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) spots a Japanese carrier force emerging from the San Bernardino Strait bound westward. She immediately reports this sighting.

5 Jul 1944
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) ended her 10th war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

1 Aug 1944
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) departed from Brisbane for her 11th war patrol She was ordered to patrol south of the Philippines.

18 Oct 1944
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) ended her 11th war patrol at Midway. She was ordered to San Francisco for an overhaul.

18 May 1945
With her overhaul completed USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) arrived at Guam to make preparations for her 12th war patrol.

29 May 1945
USS Flying Fish (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Risser) departed from Guam for her 12th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Japan.

7 Jun 1945
USS Flying Fish (Cdr. R.D. Risser) enters the Sea of Japan through the Tsushima Strait.

10 Jun 1945 (position 41.42, 129.34)
USS Flying Fish (Cdr. R.D. Risser) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Taga Maru (2220 GRT) off Seishin, north-western Korea in position 41°42'N, 129°34'E.

11 Jun 1945 (position 41.47, 131.44)
USS Flying Fish (Cdr. R.D. Risser) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Meisei Maru (3095 GRT) near Rashin, Korea in position 41°47'N, 131°44'E.

15 Jun 1945 (position 41.50, 129.55)
USS Flying Fish (Cdr. R.D. Risser) destroys 10 Japanese sailing vessels with gunfire off north-western Korea, in position 41°50'N, 129°55'E.

4 Jul 1945
USS Flying Fish (Cdr. R.D. Risser) ended her 12th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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