Gallaher, Antone Renkl, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
9587-Officer Programs, Officer Recruiter
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1945, USS Bang (SS-385)
Service Years
1928 - 1963
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
San Diego, CA
Date of Passing
Oct 13, 1982
Location of Interment
Ashes Scattered, Pacific Ocean
Military Service Number
72 386

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
WWII Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2003, WWII Memorial National Registry - Assoc. Page
  2003, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity:

His 1st (of 4) Navy Cross Citation reads:

For extraordinary heroism as Commanding Officer of a U.S. Submarine during a war patrol in enemy-controlled waters. Despite extremely strong enemy escorts which included air support, he skillfully penetrated the escort screens, and through his daring and aggressive determination, delivered smashing torpedo attacks against enemy shipping. As a result of these well-planned and brilliantly executed attacks, he successfully sank three enemy ships totaling 20,200 tons, and damaged tow additional enemy ships totaling 15,000 tons. Although severely depth-charged and fired upon by escorts, and bombed by aircraft, his skillful and brilliant evasive tactics enabled him to escape and bring his ship to port. His conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men, and in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service.

For the other three Navy Cross award write ups, click on his individual awards


 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 4 Patrols
Command Ashore

 Unit Assignments
US NavyUSS Indianapolis (CA-35)USS S-37 (SS-142)USS R-13 (SS-90)
USS Bang (SS-385)Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC)US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Prairie (AD-15)
Commander, Submarine Force (COMNAVSUBFOR)CNO - OPNAVBureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1928-1928, USS Cincinnati (CL-6)
  1933-1935, USS Indianapolis (CA-35)
  1936-1936, 629X, USS R-11 (SS-88)
  1937-1939, 629X, USS S-37 (SS-142)
  1939-1942, 628X, USS R-4 (SS-81)
  1942-1943, USS R-13 (SS-90)
  1943-1943, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS) ME
  1943-1945, USS Bang (SS-385)
  1947-1949, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC)
  1949-1950, Commander Submarine Division (ComSubDiv) 11
  1950-1952, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1955-1958, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1958-1959, USS Prairie (AD-15)
  1959-1960, Commander, Submarine Flotilla 1 (COMSUBFLOT-1), Commander, Submarine Force (COMNAVSUBFOR)
  1960-1961, CNO - OPNAV
  1961-1962, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)
  1962-1963, Navy Recruiting Area 8, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
 Colleges Attended 
Naval Academy Preparatory SchoolUnited States Naval AcademyNaval War College
  1928-1929, Naval Academy Preparatory School
  1929-1933, United States Naval Academy
  1952-1953, Naval War College
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