Geletka, Michael Christopher, ENC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
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Primary Unit
1953-1957, EN-0000, USS Greenling (SS-213)
Service Years
1937 - 1957
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Home Town
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Last Address
Scarborough, Maine

Date of Passing
May 10, 2008
Location of Interment
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Submarine Veterans of WW IIThresher Base
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  0, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Thresher Base (Member) (New Hampshire) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
From Month/Year
December / 1941
To Month/Year
September / 1945

The plan of the Pacific subseries was determined by the geography, strategy, and the military organization of a theater largely oceanic. Two independent, coordinate commands, one in the Southwest Pacific under General of the Army Douglas MacArthur and the other in the Central, South, and North Pacific (Pacific Ocean Areas) under Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, were created early in the war. Except in the South and Southwest Pacific, each conducted its own operations with its own ground, air, and naval forces in widely separated areas. These operations required at first only a relatively small number of troops whose efforts often yielded strategic gains which cannot be measured by the size of the forces involved. Indeed, the nature of the objectivesùsmall islands, coral atolls, and jungle-bound harbors and airstrips, made the employment of large ground forces impossible and highlighted the importance of air and naval operations. Thus, until 1945, the war in the Pacific progressed by a double series of amphibious operations each of which fitted into a strategic pattern developed in Washington.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1943
To Month/Year
December / 1943
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories

7 Jun, 1943
USS Harder (Cdr. S.D. Dealey) departs Pearl Harbour for her 1st war patrol. She is ordered to patrol off Honshu, Japan.
21 Jun, 1943
USS Harder (Cdr. S.D. Dealey) torpedoes and damages the Japanese oiler Kyoei Maru No.3 (1189 GRT) east of Daiozaki, Japan, in position 3430'N, 13732'E. (see map)
23 Jun, 1943
USS Harder (Cdr. S.D. Dealey) torpedoes and damages the Japanese seaplane carrier Sagara Maru (offsite link) (7189 GRT) off southern Honshu in position 3345'N, 13810'E. The Sagara Muru is beached and finally destroyed on 4 July 1943 by the USS Pompano. (see map)
7 Jul, 1943
USS Harder (Cdr. S.D. Dealey) ends her 1st war patrol at Midway.

Units Participated in Operation

USS Wilkes Barre (CL-103)

My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  364 Also There at This Battle:
  • Anderson, Lawrence, PO2, (1940-1947)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Bivin, Homer Richard, CAPT, (1941-1976)
  • Boatwright, General, PO3, (2005-2007)
  • Bridgeman, William Barton, LT, (1941-1947)
  • Brown, Mervin Thomas, LCDR, (1930-1960)
  • Brown, Perry Thompson, C.B., (1942-1945)
  • Carmichael, Daniel Archibald, CAPT, (1942-1965)
  • Cass, Harry, PO2, (1942-1952)
  • CORY, AL, MCPO, (1940-1970)
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