Gallaher, Antone Renkl, CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
9587-Officer Programs, Officer Recruiter
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1962-1963, Navy Recruiting Area 8
Service Years
1928 - 1963
Captain
Captain

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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1909
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Gallaher, Antone Renkl, CAPT USN(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Augusta
Last Address
San Diego, CA

Date of Passing
Oct 13, 1982
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Allied Submarine Command US Navy Retired 30 Recruit Division Commander


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran




 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.
   
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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Start Year
1941
End Year
1945

Description
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 Year
1942
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Nov 3, 2017
   
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  664 Also There at This Battle:
  • Anderson, Lawrence, PO2, (1940-1947)
  • Atkins, Ozell, LCDR, (1943-1946)
  • Bailey, Gerald, PO3, (1944-1946)
  • Baruzzini, Joseph, LCDR, (1944-1964)
  • Beckwith, Elmer, CPO, (1943-1946)
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Beyeler, Matthew David, PO3, (1944-1952)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Bivin, Homer Richard, CAPT, (1941-1976)
  • Blair, Foster John, CDR, (1941-1966)
  • Boatwright, General, PO3, (2005-2007)
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