Loomis, Sam, Jr., CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1956-1957, 111X, USS Caliente (AO-53)
Service Years
1935 - 1957
Captain
Captain

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1912
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Aurora, IL
Last Address
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: 25, Site: 3977

Date of Passing
Jan 20, 1972
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Sec: 25, Site: 3977

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United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
  1935, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Samuel Colby Loomis, Jr.

 
Silver Star
Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Commander [then Lieutenant Commander] Sam Colby Loomis, Jr. (NSN: 0-74977), United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving on board a United States Submarine, during her FIRST and SECOND War Patrols in enemy Japanese-controlled waters during World War II. Performing all assigned duties with superb professional ability, Commander Loomis rendered invaluable assistance in pressing home bold and aggressive attacks against Japanese surface vessels, contributing immeasurably to the success of the submarine in sinking and damaging an important mount of hostile shipping. His wise counsel and keen observation on the bridge, especially during periods of enemy gunfire, were of inestimable aid to his Commanding Officer in conducting these vital patrols, and his outstanding leadership, cool courage and unwavering devotion to the completion of each perilous mission reflect the highest credit upon Commander Loomis and the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Pacific Fleet Board Awards: Serial 53 (March 24, 1944)
Action Date: World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Division: United States Submarine

 
 
 
Legion of Merit with Combat "V"
Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" to Commander [then Lieutenant Commander] Sam Colby Loomis, Jr. (NSN: 0-74977), United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. STINGRAY (SS-186), during the ELEVENTH War Patrol of that Submarine in enemy Japanese-controlled waters from 26 May to 10 July 1944. Directing his ship in the rescue of survivors of the Marianas Islands and in the Western Caroline Islands, Commander Loomis rendered valuable service and, on one occasion, braved hostile aerial attack to rescue five Naval aviators within range of accurate fire. By his devotion to duty he assisted in saving the lives of many who might otherwise have perished and his devotion to duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Commander Loomis is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)

General Orders: Pacific Fleet Board Awards: Serial 77 (November 20, 1946)
Action Date: May 26 - July 10, 1944
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Commanding Officer
Division: U.S.S. Stingray (SS-186)
   
Other Comments:

Ensign: 1935
Lieutenant (j.g.): 6 June 1938
LieutenantL 1 January 1942
Lieutenant Commander: 1 May 1943
Commander: 1 March 1944


Sam Colby Loomis, Jr., graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1935; his father, Sam, Class of 1903 and brother, David Fowler Loomis, Class of 1941. All three retired as Navy Captains.

   
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Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Colorado (BB-45)US NavyCOMNAVSUBFOR
USS S-36 (SS-141)USS Grenadier (SS-210)USS Snook (SS-279)USS Stingray (SS-186)
USS Clamagore (SS-343)USS Caliente (AO-53)
  1931-1935, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1935-1937, USS Colorado (BB-45)
  1937-1938, 111X, 16th Naval District
  1939-1940, COMSUBPAC, COMNAVSUBFOR
  1939-1940, USS S-36 (SS-141)
  1941-1942, USS Grenadier (SS-210)
  1943-1943, USS Snook (SS-279)
  1943-1944, USS Stingray (SS-186)
  1945-1946, USS Clamagore (SS-343)
  1956-1957, 111X, USS Caliente (AO-53)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1931-1935, United States Naval Academy
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Father: Capt. Sam Loomis, Sr.
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