McGREGOR, Donald, RADM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, USS Laurens (APA-153)
Service Years
1926 - 1956
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Rear Admiral Upper Half
Rear Admiral Upper Half

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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
1903
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Washington, D.C.
Last Address
Long Beach, Calif.

Date of Passing
Feb 21, 1982
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 59, Site 667

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


Donald John McGregor
Donald McGregor graduated from the
U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1926
He retired as a U.S. Navy Rear Admiral

Navy Cross U.S. Navy WWII

McGREGOR, DONALD Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Donald McGregor, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of his profession as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. GAR (SS-206), during the FIRST War Patrol of that vessel in enemy controlled waters during the period 2 February 1942 to 28 March 1942. Despite strong enemy countermeasures and unfavorable sea conditions, Lieutenant Commander McGregor took advantage of every opportunity to strike the enemy and in a series of skillfully conducted attacks succeeded in sinking 10,500 tons of enemy Japanese shipping without casualty to personnel of his own command. Lieutenant Commander McGregor's conduct throughout was an inspiration to his officers and men, and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service.

Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 313 (April 1943)
   
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Submarine USS GAR (SS-206)

2 Feb 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. Donald McGregor) departs Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She is ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

13 Mar 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) torpedoes and sinks the Japanese merchant Chichibu Maru (1520 GRT) about 10 nautical miles south-west of Mikura Jima, south of Tokyo Bay, Japan in position 33º53'N, 139º29'E.

28 Mar 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

19 Apr 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) departed Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Marshall Islands.

8 Jun 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

3 Jul 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) departed Fremantle for her 3th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Siam.

21 Aug 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) ended her 3th war patrol at Fremantle.

17 Sep 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) departed Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She is ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Siam. Also so is ordered to lay mines in the entrances to Bangkok.

20 Oct 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) lays 32 mines in the approaches to Bangkok.

7 Nov 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

Submarine USS SEAHORSE (SS-304)

3 Aug 1943
USS Seahorse (Cmdr Donald McGregor) left Pearl Harbor for her first war patrol, and was to patrol off the Palau Islands.

6 Sep 1943
USS Seahorse (Cmdr Donald McGregor) is damaged by depth charges while on her first war patrol off the Palau Islands in position 07º31'N, 134º21'E. She was attacking a convoy, but despite being damaged she remains on patrol.

27 Sep 1943
USS Seahorse (Cdr. D. McGregor) ends her first, unsuccesful, war patrol at Midway.

   
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  1941-1942, USS Gar (SS-206)

Lieutenant Commander

From Month/Year
April / 1941

To Month/Year
November / 1942

Unit
USS Gar (SS-206) Unit Page

Rank
Lieutenant Commander

NEC
Not Specified

Location
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Country/State
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 USS Gar (SS-206) Details

USS Gar (SS-206)
Hull number SS-206

Type
Not Specified

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Not Specified

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Aug 2, 2012
   
Memories For This Unit

Best Moment
27 July 1942:
S China Sea. LtCdr Donald McGregor's USS GAR (SS-206) makes contact with HIKAWA MARU. McGregor sees her hospital ship markings and allows her to pass unmolested.

Worst Moment
27 July 1942:
S China Sea. LtCdr Donald McGregor's USS GAR (SS-206) makes contact with HIKAWA MARU. McGregor sees her hospital ship markings and allows her to pass unmolested.

   

Chain of Command
Lt. Submarine USS Gar (206)
14 Apr 1941 Nov 1942

Other Memories
Submarine USS Gar (206)


2 Feb 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. Donald McGregor) departs Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She is ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

13 Mar 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) torpedoes and sinks the Japanese merchant Chichibu Maru (1520 GRT) about 10 nautical miles south-west of Mikura Jima, south of Tokyo Bay, Japan in position 33º53'N, 139º29'E.

28 Mar 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) ended her 1st war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

19 Apr 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) departed Pearl Harbor for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Marshall Islands.

8 Jun 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) ended her 2nd war patrol at Fremantle, Australia.

3 Jul 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) departed Fremantle for her 3th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Siam.

21 Aug 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) ended her 3th war patrol at Fremantle.

17 Sep 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) departed Fremantle for her 4th war patrol. She is ordered to patrol in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Siam. Also so is ordered to lay mines in the entrances to Bangkok.

20 Oct 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) lays 32 mines in the approaches to Bangkok.

7 Nov 1942
USS Gar (Lt.Cdr. D. McGregor) ended her 4th war patrol at Fremantle.

   
   
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U.S.S. Gar (SS-206)
U.S.S. Gar (SS-206)
Launching GAR (SS-206)
Launching GAR (SS-206)
5 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Gar (SS-206)

Street, George Levick, CAPT, (1937-1966) OFF Lieutenant
Carrico, Russel Eugene, LTJG, (1931-1944) OFF Ensign
Boland, John Joseph, CPO, (1934-1944) PhM PhM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Carrico, Russel Eugene, LTJG, (1931-1944) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Chotas, James Nick, PO3, (1940-1944) SA SA-0000 Seaman Second Class
Frost, Chester Frank, PO1, (1940-1944) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman Second Class

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