Stephen Henry Gimber, USN

Born  6 Mar 1913


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Ranks

1 Mar 1944 T/Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Stephen Henry Gimber, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS Pompon (267)Submarine9 Feb 19441 Mar 1945

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Submarine USS Pompon (267)


22 Feb 1944
USS Pompon (Lt.Cdr. Stephen Henry Gimber) departed from Darwin for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Halmahera.

10 Apr 1944
USS Pompon (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Gimbler) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

6 May 1944
USS Pompon (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Gimbler) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters along the coast of Kyushu, Shikoku, and Honshu.

30 May 1944 (position 33.15, 134.11)
USS Pompon (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Gimbler) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant passenger/cargo ship Shiga Maru (742 GRT) off Murotosaki, Japan in position 33°15'N, 134°11'E.

25 Jun 1944
USS Pompon (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Gimbler) ended her 5th war patrol at Midway.

19 Jul 1944
USS Pompon (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Gimbler) departed from Midway for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol along the eastern coasts of Honshu and Hokkaido and in the Sea of Okhotsk.

27 Jul 1944 (position 37.18, 142.57)
USS Pompon (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Gimbler) sank a Japanese trawler with gunfire off the east coast of Honshu, Japan in position 37°18'N, 142°57'E.

12 Aug 1944 (position 50.35, 144.03)
USS Pompon (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Gimbler) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Mayachi Maru (2159 GRT) in the Sea of Okhotsk east of Sakhalin in position 50°35'N, 144°03'E.

3 Sep 1944
USS Pompon (Lt.Cdr. S.H. Gimbler) ended her 6th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. She was now sent to the Mare Island Navy Yard for a major overhaul.

13 Dec 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Pompon (Cdr. S.H. Gimbler) the US west coast bound for Majuro.

6 Jan 1945
USS Pompon (Cdr. S.H. Gimbler) departed from Majuro for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Yellow Sea.

11 Feb 1945
USS Pompon (Cdr. S.H. Gimbler) ended her 7th war patrol at Midway.


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