Bernard Francis McMahon, USN

Born  13 Aug 1907Elizabeth, New Jersey


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Ranks

  Lt.Cdr.
  Cdr.

Decorations

Mar/May 43 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Bernard Francis McMahon, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS O-10 (71)Submarine10 Mar 194122 Jun 1942
USS Drum (228)Lt.Cdr.Submarine14 Nov 19426 Oct 1943
USS Piper (409)Cdr.Submarine23 Aug 194425 Jun 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS O-10 (71)


7 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS O-10 departed New London, Connecticut and arrived at Newport, Rhode Island.

15 Apr 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS O-10 departed Newport, Rhode Island and arrived at New London, Connecticut.


Submarine USS Drum (228)


29 Nov 1942
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in Japanese home waters.

12 Dec 1942 (position 32.04, 142.30)
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese aircraft carrier Ryuho (offsite link) off Hachijo Jima in position 32°04'N, 142°30'E.

17 Dec 1942
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) lays mines in the Bungo Strait.

24 Jan 1943
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) ended her 4th war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

24 Mar 1943
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Truk in the Caroline Islands area.

9 Apr 1943 (position 0.32, 150.05)
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Oyama Maru (3809 GRT) about 180 nautical miles north-north-west of Kavieng, New Ireland in position 00°32'N, 150°05'E.

18 Apr 1943 (position 1.55, 148.24)
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) torpedoed and sank the Japanese ammunition ship Nisshun Maru (6380 GRT) about 200 nautical miles north-north-west of Mussau Island, Bismarck Archipelago in position 01°55'N, 148°24'E.

13 May 1943
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) ended her 5th war patrol at Brisbane, Australia.

7 Jun 1943
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) departed from Brisbane for her 6th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol north of the Bismarck Archipelago.

17 Jun 1943 (position -2.03, 153.44)
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Myoko Maru (5086 GRT) about 175 nautical miles east-north-east of Kavieng, New Ireland in position 02°03'S, 153°44'E.

26 Jul 1943
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) ended her 6th war patrol at Brisbane.

16 Aug 1943
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) departed from Brisbane for her 7th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol of the Bismarck Archipelago.

28 Aug 1943 (position -1.31, 148.41)
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport Yamagiri Maru (6438 GRT) north-west of New Hannover in position 01°31'S, 148°41'E.

29 Sep 1943
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) pulls into Tulagi for repairs. She departed from for Brisbane on 2 October 1943.

5 Oct 1943
USS Drum (Lt.Cdr. B.F. McMahon) ended her 7th war patrol at Brisbane.


Submarine USS Piper (409)


3 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon, USN) arrived at Newport, Rhode Island from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

6 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon, USN), departed Newport, Rhode Island for Bar Harbour, Maine to conduct special torpedo firing tests.

7 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon, USN) arrived at Bar Harbour, Maine from Newport, Rhode Island for special torpedo firing tests.

10 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Having completed the special torpedo firing tests, USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon, USN), departed Bar Harbour, Maine for New London, Connecticut.

11 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon, USN) arrived at New London, Connecticut from Bar Harbour, Maine.

25 Oct 1944
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon, USN) departed New London, Connecticut for Key West, Florida.

1 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon, USN) arrived at Key West, Florida from New London, Connecticut.

17 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon, USN) departed Key West, Florida for the Panama Canal Zone.

21 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon, USN) arrived in the Panama Canal Zone from Key West, Florida.

29 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon, USN) departed the Panama Canal Zone for Pearl Harbour.

16 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon, USN) arrived at Pearl Harbour.

25 Jan 1945
With her trials and initial training completed USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol south of Japan.

25 Feb 1945 (position 34.06, 138.22)
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon) sank the Japanese guard boat Hosen Maru No.3 (111 GRT) with gunfire west of Miyake Jima in position 34°06'N, 138°22'E.

30 Mar 1945
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

26 Apr 1945
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Sea of Okhotsk.

13 Jun 1945
USS Piper (Cdr. B.F. McMahon) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.


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