Lynch Jr, Frank Curtis, CAPT

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112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1953-1954, Naval Hospital (NAVHOSP)/Navy Regional Medical Center (NRMC)/Naval Medical Center (NAVMEDCEN)/Naval
Service Years
1938 - 1954
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Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
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Suez Canal
Cold War

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Kent Weekly (SS/DSV) (DBF), EMCS to remember Lynch Jr, Frank Curtis (Tiny) (NC x 3), CAPT.

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Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

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Captain Lynch was the XO onboard the USS Harder while CDR Dealey was the CO
Dealey Jr., Samuel (Destroyer Killer), CDR
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Was critically injured in an automobile accident in Columbo, Ceylon on May 25, 1953 while Commanding Officer of USS Allen Sumner (DD-692)
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USS HARDER (SS-257) 4th War Patrol
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Ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area. Sank the following: Japanese destroyer Ikazuchi, army cargo ship Matsue Maru,
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Aug 29, 2009
Personal Memories

27 Feb, 1944
With her overhaul completed USS Harder (Cdr. S.D. Dealey) arrived back at Pearl Harbour.
16 Mar, 1944
USS Harder (Cdr. S.D. Dealey) departs Pearl Harbour for her 4th war patrol. She is ordered to patrol in the Caroline Islands area.
13 Apr, 1944
USS Harder (Cdr. S.D. Dealey) torpedoes and sinks the Japanese destroyer Ikazuchi (1980 tons, offsite link) some 180 nautical miles south-south-west of Guam in position 1013'N, 14351'E. (see map)
17 Apr, 1944
USS Harder (Cdr. S.D. Dealey) torpedoes and sinks the Japanese army cargo ship Matsue Maru (7061 GRT) about 150 nautical miles north-west of Woleai, Caroline Islands in position 0930'N, 14235'E. (see map)
3 May, 1944
USS Harder (Cdr. S.D. Dealey) ends her 4th war patrol at Fremantle, Australia

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