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
Captain Captain

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Gallaher, Antone Renkl, CAPT USN(Ret).

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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


  1928-1928, USS Cincinnati (CL-6)

From Month/Year
August / 1928

To Month/Year
October / 1928

USS Cincinnati (CL-6) Unit Page

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 USS Cincinnati (CL-6) Details

USS Cincinnati (CL-6)
Hull number CL-6

Surface Vessel

Parent Unit
Surface Vessels

Light Cruiser

Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2018
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7 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Cincinnati (CL-6)

Rowcliff, Gilbert Jonathan, RADM, (1902-1945) Captain
OLD, Francis, VADM, (1917-1954) Lieutenant
Stout, Herald Franklin, RADM, (1926-1956) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Anderson, George Whelan, ADM, (1927-1963) Ensign
Nordstrom, Isadore Andrew, C.B., (1897-1930) CWO CWO Chief Boatswain (CWO)
David, Albert Leroy, LT, (1919-1945) Petty Officer Second Class
Ditzek, Joseph, CWO2, (1920-1951) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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