John Ward Reed, USN
|Born||10 Oct 1914||Wilkinsburg, PA, USA|
|Died||26 Apr 2011||(96)||Virginia Beach, VA, USA|
Warship Commands listed for John Ward Reed, USN
|USS S-41 (146)||Submarine||7 Oct 1943||July 1944|
|USS Sunfish (281)||Cdr.||Submarine||6 Mar 1945||1 May 1945|
Born in Wilkinsburg, PA, 10 Oct 1914. Enlisted US Navy after graduation from High School. 1932 Seaman Recruit aboard USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) Presidential appoint United States Naval Academy (Class of 1938).
Commissioned Ensign 02 June 1938 Detailed Heavy Cruiser USS Northampton (CA-26) 01 Jul 39 - 01 Nov 40.
Entered Submarine School, 01 Nov 40. Executive Officer on S-45 (SS-156) 31 Mar 43 - 30 Apr 43. Commanding Officer of S-41 (SS-146) 07 Oct 43 - 01 Jul 44* Executive Officer on USS Seadragon (SS-194) 07 Aug 44 - 11 Feb 45
Commanding Officer of USS Sunfish (SS-281) 06 Mar 45 - 01 May 45* Date in question.
Events related to this officer
Submarine USS Sunfish (281)
31 Mar 1945
USS Sunfish (Cdr. J.W. Reed) departed from Guam for her 11th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Honshu and Hokkaido in Japanese home waters.
16 Apr 1945 (position 39.36, 142.05)
USS Sunfish (Cdr. J.W. Reed) torpedoed and sank the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 73 (745 tons, built 1945) and the Japanese troop transport Manryu Maru (1630 GRT, former Norwegian Bordvik, offsite link) off Yamado harbour, Honshu, Japan in position 39°36'N, 142°05'E.
19 Apr 1945 (position 42.22, 142.16)
While operating off Shizunai, Hokkaido, Japan USS Sunfish (Cdr. J.W. Reed) torpedoed and sank the Japanese sinking auxiliary gunboat Kaiho Maru (1093 GRT) in position 42°22'N, 142°16'E, and the Japanese merchant cargo ship Taisei Maru (1948 GRT) in position 42°22'N, 142°13'E.
28 Apr 1945
USS Sunfish (Cdr. J.W. Reed) ended her 11th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.
30 Apr 1945
USS Sunfish departed from Pearl Harbor bound for the Mare Island Navy Yard where she is to receive a major overhaul.
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