8 Dec 1941

Photo(s) dated 8 Dec 1941
Burned out nose section of a PBY-3 Catalina destroyed on 7 Dec 1942 at Midway by shelling from Japanese destroyers Ushio and Sazanami covering the retirement of the Pearl Harbor strike force.
20 Feb 1943

US Pacific Islands
  • Lieutenant Commander Albert Burrows was named the commanding officer of USS Whale, relieving Lieutenant Commander John Azer. ww2dbase [Whale | Midway | CPC]
9 Feb 1944

US Pacific Islands
  • Lieutenant Commander James Grady was named the commanding officer of USS Whale, relieving Lieutenant Commander Albert Burrows. ww2dbase [Whale | Midway | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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