James White Davis, USN

Born  12 Oct 1906Cape Hatteras, North Carolina


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Ranks

30 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
15 Oct 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

May/Jun 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for James White Davis, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-47 (158)SubmarineMay 194030 Sep 1942
USS Raton (270)T/Cdr.Submarine13 Jul 19437 Jul 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS S-47 (158)


5 Mar 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) departed from Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone for Brisbane, Australia.

15 Apr 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) arrived at Brisbane.

22 Apr 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) departed from Brisbane for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the New Britain-New Ireland area.

20 May 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) ended her 1st war patrol at Brisbane.

6 Jun 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) departed from Brisbane for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the New Britain-New Ireland area.

30 Jun 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) ended her 2nd war patrol at Brisbane.

28 Jul 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) departed from Brisbane for her 3rd war patrol.

1 Aug 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) returns to Brisbane with leaky fuel tanks. She breaks off her 3rd war patrol.

25 Aug 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) departed from Brisbane again for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the New Britain-New Ireland area.

22 Sep 1942
USS S-47 (Lt. J.W. Davis) ended her 3rd war patrol at Brisbane.


Submarine USS Raton (270)


9 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis, USN) departed New Orleans, Louisiana for the Panama Canal Zone.

14 Aug 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis, USN) arrived at Coco Solo, Panama Canal Zone from New Orleans, Louisiana to begin a training period.

19 Sep 1943
With her trails and initial training completed USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) departed from the Panama Canal zone bound for Brisbane, Australia.

16 Oct 1943
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) arrived at Brisbane.

20 Nov 1943
After moving to Tulagi, Solomon Islands, USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) departed from that base for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bismarck Archipelago / New Guinea area.

26 Nov 1943 (position 0.40, 148.20)
While operating north of the Bismarck Archipelago USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) torpedoed and sank the Japanese ammunition ship Onoe Maru (6667 GRT) in position 00°40'N, 148°20'E and torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Kamoi Maru (2811 GRT) in position 00°46'N, 148°20'E.

28 Nov 1943 (position 1.40, 141.25)
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ships Hokko Maru (6787 GRT) and Yuri Maru (5346 GRT) north of New Guinea in position 01°40'N, 141°25'E.

6 Dec 1943
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) ended her 1st war patrol at Milne Bay, New Guinea.

11 Dec 1943
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) departed from Milne Bay for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mindanao / Celebes / Halmahera area.

24 Dec 1943 (position 2.57, 127.32)
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Heiwa Maru (5578 GRT) in Kaoe Bay, Halmahera in position 02°57'N, 127°32'E.

2 Jan 1944 (position 8.18, 129.59)
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet tanker Akebono Maru (10182 GRT) east of Mindanao, Philippines in position 08°18'N, 129°59'E.

25 Jan 1944
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

18 Feb 1944
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) departed from Fremantle for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Java and the South China Seas.

14 Apr 1944
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) ended her 3th war patrol at Fremantle.

19 May 1944
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) departed from Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. Once again she was ordered to patrol in the Java and South China Seas.

23 May 1944 (position -0.25, 107.34)
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) sank the small merchant vessel Koshin Maru (168 GRT) with gunfire west of Borneo in position 00°25'S, 107°34'E.

24 May 1944 (position 1.17, 107.53)
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) torpedoed and sank the Japanese frigate Iki (870 tons, offsite link) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese frigate Matsuwa (870 tons, offsite link) about 220 nautical miles east of Singapore in position 01°17'N, 107°53'E.

6 Jun 1944 (position 8.57, 109.17)
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) torpedoed and sank the Japanese corvette Kaibokan 15 (745 tons, offsite link) about 160 nautical miles off Cape St. Jacques, French Indo-China in position 08°57'N, 109°17'E.

13 Jun 1944 (position -4.00, 109.46)
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) sank a Japanese sampan with gunfire in the Java Sea in position 04°00'S, 109°46'E.

23 Jun 1944
USS Raton (Lt.Cdr. J.W. Davis) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.


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