Logan, Samuel Moore, LT

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Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1944, USS Harder (SS-257)
Service Years
1938 - 1944

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Owensboro, KY
Last Address
103 W 18th St
Owensboro, KY

Casualty Date
Aug 24, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
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The USS Harder (SS-257) began her 6th War Patrol on August 5th, 1944 and formed a "wolfpack" with four other submarines. She sank two merchant ships before her final attack on August 24th. While the Hake escaped sinking, a depth charge attack sunk the Harder with all hands. Lieutenant Logan was listed as Missing in Action and later declared dead 2 October 1945.

Service number: 111646

Navy Cross
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Division: U.S.S. Harder (SS-257)
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 338 (May 1945)
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Samuel Moore Logan (NSN: 0-111646), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession while serving on board the U.S.S. HARDER (SS-257), on the FOURTH War Patrol of that submarine during the period 29 March 1944 to 20 April 1944, in enemy controlled waters of the Pacific Area. On 1 April 1944, during that war patrol, Lieutenant Logan unhesitatingly volunteered to lead a rescue team dispatched from the HARDER to an enemy held island to rescue a naval aviator whose plane had been shot down. Although fully aware that unforeseen circumstance might result in the forced abandonment of the entire party, Lieutenant Logan courageously fought his way through the breakers and a coral reef despite dangerous hostile sniper fire and locating the exhausted aviator, succeeded in bringing him back to HARDER. His conduct throughout this action reflects great credit upon himself, and was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 6 Patrols

 Duty Stations
USS Harder (SS-257)
  1942-1944, USS Harder (SS-257)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 USS HARDER (SS-257) 3rd War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS HARDER (SS-257) 4th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS HARDER (SS-257) 5th War Patrol
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle of Peleliu
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1938-1941, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Dec 16, 1941, Commissioned as Ensign
  Oct 01, 1942, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Oct 01, 1943, Promoted to Lieutenant
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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