James Bizzell Grady, USN

Born  29 Dec 1909
Died  10 Mar 1972(62)


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Ranks

1 Jun 1936 Lt. (j.g.)
1 Feb 1941 Lt.
1 Oct 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
1 Jan 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for James Bizzell Grady, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS R-6 (83)Lt.SubmarineApr 1942Sep 1943
USS Whale (239)T/Cdr.Submarine9 Feb 194415 Jan 1945
USS Cobbler (344)T/Cdr.Submarine8 Aug 1945Mar 1946

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS R-6 (83)


14 May 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 arrived at Bermuda.

28 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

6 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 departed New London, Connecticut for Casco Bay, Maine.

7 Dec 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 arrived at Casco Bay, Maine from New London, Connecticut.

2 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 departed Casco Bay, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

3 Jan 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Casco Bay, Maine.

13 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 was mistakenly bombed by a flight of US aircraft while conducting torpedo attack approaches in Block Island Sound. Fortunately R-6 was not damaged.

31 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 departed New London, Connecticut for St. Thomas, Virgin Islands via Bermuda.

10 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 arrived at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands from New London, Connecticut (via Bermuda).

26 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 arrived at Trinidad from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

14 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 departed Trinidad for New London, Connecticut via Bermuda.

22 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 departed Bermuda for New London, Connecticut.

27 Jun 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS R-6 arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bermuda.


Submarine USS Whale (239)


9 Feb 1944
Lt Cmdr Albert C. Burrows was relieved as Commanding Officer by Lt Cmdr James B. Grady.

14 Mar 1944
USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Grady) left Midway for her 7th war patrol. She was to patrol in the East China Sea.

9 Apr 1944 (position 33.45, 128.42)
USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Grady) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport ship Honan Maru (5401 GRT) off the north-western coast of Kyushu in position 33°45'N, 128°42'E.

3 May 1944
USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Grady) ended her 7th war patrol at Majuro in the Marshall Islands.

28 May 1944
USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Grady) left Majuro for her 8th war patrol. She was to patrol in Japanese home waters.

7 Jun 1944 (position 31.06, 142.34)
USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Grady) torpedoed and sank the Japanese transport Shinroku Maru (2857 GRT) and damaged the Japanese transport Sugiyama Maru (4379 GRT) north-northeast of the Bonin Islands in position 31°06'N, 142°34'E.

11 Jul 1944
USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Grady) ended her 8th war patrol at Midway.

24 Aug 1944
USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Grady) left base for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Samar Island, Philippines to give cover for the invasion of the Palau Islands. On 17 September 1944 she was ordered to patrol southeast of Formosa.

6 Oct 1944 (position 19.40, 118.05)
USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Grady) torpedoed and sank the Japanese tanker Akane Maru (10241 GRT) west of the Balintang Channel, North-North-West of Luzon in position 19°40'N, 118°05'E.

29 Oct 1944
USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Grady) ended her 9th war patrol when she returns to base at Midway.

21 Nov 1944
USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Grady) left Midway for her 10th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

5 Dec 1944
USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Grady) sank four Japanese trawlers with gunfire 12 miles southeast of Nakano Jima.

15 Jan 1945
USS Whale (Lt.Cdr. J.B. Grady) end her 10th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. she was ordered to the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.


Submarine USS Cobbler (344)


22 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Cobbler (Cdr. J.B. Grady, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Newport, Rhode Island for torpedo trials.

25 Aug 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed her torpedo trials, USS Cobbler (Cdr. J.B. Grady, USN), returned to New London, Connecticut.


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