Karl Raymond Wheland, USN

Born  23 Sep 1907Arcadia, Hancock County, Ohio, USA
Died  9 Sep 1995(87)Orange, Orange County, California, USA


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Ranks

4 Jun 1934 Lt. (j.g.)
1 Jul 1939 Lt.
15 Jun 1942 T/Lt.Cdr.
1 Nov 1942 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Karl Raymond Wheland, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Chewink (ASR 3)Lt.Minesweeper12 Nov 19408 Jul 1942
USS S-13 (118)T/Lt.Cdr.SubmarineSep 1942May 1943
USS Gabilan (252)T/Cdr.Submarine28 Dec 194313 Dec 1944

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Submarine USS Gabilan (252)


10 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan arrived at Key West, Florida for duty with the Fleet Sound School.

11 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan conducted exercises off Key West.

12 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan conducted exercises off Key West.

14 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan conducted exercises off Key West.

15 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan conducted exercises off Key West.

16 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan conducted exercises off Key West.

17 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan conducted exercises off Key West.

18 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan conducted exercises off Key West.

19 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan is put on the slipway at Key West.

20 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan is put back in the water.

21 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan conducted exercises off Key West.

22 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan conducted exercises off Key West.

23 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan conducted exercises off Key West.

24 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan conducted exercises off Key West.

25 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan conducted exercises off Key West.

26 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan is put on the slipway at Key West.

27 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Gabilan is put back in the water.

23 Mar 1944
USS Gabilan (Lt.Cdr. K.R. Wheland) arrived at Pearl Harbor from New London.

21 Apr 1944
USS Gabilan (Lt.Cdr. K.R. Wheland) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Mariana Islands area.

6 Jun 1944
USS Gabilan (Lt.Cdr. K.R. Wheland) ended her 1st war patrol.

29 Jun 1944
USS Gabilan (Lt.Cdr. K.R. Wheland) departed from for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol along the south coast of Honshu in Japanese home waters.

17 Jul 1944 (position 33.51, 138.35)
USS Gabilan (Lt.Cdr. K.R. Wheland) torpedoed and sank the Japanese minesweeper W-25 (492 tons, built 1943, offsite link) north-west of Zenizu, Japan in position 33°51'N, 138°35'E.

18 Aug 1944
USS Gabilan (Lt.Cdr. K.R. Wheland) ended her 2nd war patrol.

26 Sep 1944
USS Gabilan (Lt.Cdr. K.R. Wheland) departed from for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

31 Oct 1944 (position 32.50, 134.21)
USS Gabilan (Lt.Cdr. K.R. Wheland) torpedoed and sank the Japanese oceanographic research vessel Kaiyo Maru No.6 (200 GRT) off Murotosaki, Japan in position 32°50'N, 134°21'E.

12 Nov 1944
USS Gabilan (Lt.Cdr. K.R. Wheland) ended her 3rd war patrol at Saipan. She was ordered to proceed to Brisbane, Australia to refit and prepare for her 4th war patrol.


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