Crowley, John D., CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1946, 112X, USS Irex (SS-482)
Service Years
1931 - 1961

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Severna Park, MD

Date of Passing
Nov 28, 1997
Location of Interment
Crownsville Veterans Cemetery - Crownsville, Maryland
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Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30

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Last Known Activity
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Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Commander John Daniel Crowley, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. FLIER (SS-250), on the FIRST War Patrol of that submarine during the period 21 May 1944 to 5 July 1944, in enemy controlled waters west of Luzon in the Philippine Islands. Highly aggressive and determined in tracking the enemy, Commander Crowley launched his attacks daringly to inflict heavy loss on the Japanese in thousands of tons of valuable shipping sunk or damaged. His outstanding courage and gallant leadership were an inspiration to the intrepid officers and men under his command and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Service: Navy
Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 333 (December 1944)
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols
Command at Sea

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS S-28 (SS-133) USS Flier (SS-250)USS Irex (SS-482)
  1941-1943, 111X, USS S-28 (SS-133)
  1943-1944, 112X, USS Flier (SS-250)
  1945-1946, 112X, USS Irex (SS-482)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Submarine War Patrols
  1942-1942 Submarine War Patrols
  1942-1942 Submarine War Patrols
  1942-1943 Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1943 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1927-1931, United States Naval Academy
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