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INTRODUCTION

This Submarine site is for the promotion of historic facts for future generations about the role of Submarines and their Crewmen during World War II. Additional information and facts will include documentation and chronology of Submarine History.


DEDICATION

Dedicated to the memory of all the U.S. Submarine Men who have gone on their last patrol.



ABOUT THE U.S. SUBMARINE VETERANS of WWII
History of the Organization
Organization Creed
The Uniform
Membership
Conventions
Newsletters
A Tribute to Bill Hagendorn
A Tribute to Jack Paulin
A Tribute to our National Artist


NATIONAL MEMORIAL-EAST at GROTON, CT
History and Dedication of the National Memorial-East
Including a Historic Timeline

Graphics of the Black Granite Memorials at Groton, CT.
Newspaper Report on the Transfer of the Memorial at Groton, CT.
A Tribute to Joe Sabol, Howard and Connie McPherson for 52 Flags.

NATIONAL MEMORIAL-WEST at SEAL BEACH, LOS ANGELES, CA
History of the National Memorial-West


SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA MEMORIAL PROJECT, CA
History of the San Diego Memorial Project


MEMORIALS

52 Stories of WWII Boats

Memorium U.S.S. Tinosa (SS-283)

The Story of the men of U.S.S. Sculpin (SS-191)

A MEMORIUM and Record of the 26 Men lost in the U.S.S. SQUALUS disaster of May 23, 1938

U.S.S. Bass (SS-164) Explosion and Fire, Men Lost

US Submarine WWII Casualties
from Missouri


Boat Memorial List

The Lost Boats

Speech at Anaheim, CA
by William "Billy" Grieves

With Art Work of Steve Petreshock

Speech at Phoenix and Albequerque
by William "Billy" Grieves


Some Historic Facts on the
Pearl Harbor Memorial


The USS Scamp Memorial in Missouri

The Wayward Torpedo or
How Phoenix Got A Torpedo


Dedication Speech by Don Kane at the
Rhode Island State Veterans Cemetry


An Alphabetical List of all known
US Submarine Men who were held
as Prisoners of War in Japan


SUBMARINE DESCRIPTIONS
History of the Busch Sulzer Submarine Diesel Engines
A Compilation of US Submarine Engines
How a World War II Fleet Class Submarine works
by Jack Higgins & Paul Wittmer
Why Submarines are Called Boats

GRAPHICS AT THE SUB BASE CIRCA 1947
From the collection of Bill Pressnell
Two Man German Submarine Cutout at Gilmore Hall
Submarine Escape Training Devive at New London
Two Brass, Austraian Torpedoes at the Entrance to Gilmore Hall A Captured German Four Man submarine on Display at the Entrance to Gilmore Hall

STORIES by THE MEN WHO WERE THERE
An Index to World War II Submarine Sea Stories
Saga Stories published in Polaris
by permission of Bill Wolfe, Polaris Editor
Her Last Dive - USS Salmon by: John Stallings
A Dozen Great Short Stories by: C.M. Stewart
The Stowaway by: W.E. Battenfield
Off to Boot Camp by: John Q. Greene
The USS GURNARD (SS-254) by: John Geck
The USS BESUGO (SS-321) by: John Geck
Submarine Pay
The First Appendectomy
Little Known Facts by: Bill Wolfe


POEMS BY SUBMARINE MEN
By John (Gumba) Carcioppolo
By Robert (Bob) Moore
Written 1925 era, Author Unknown
By Paul W. Wittmer

To visit other great Poems
by Submarine Men on another web site

ABOUT COMMANDER SMINKEY
Personal Vignettes
Duty

HONORS and AWARDS
Bravest of the Brave
by Jesse Brannam
Medal of Honor recipients
by Robert Loys Sminkey, CDR, USN (Ret.)


THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Scholarship Program
Robert "Ben" Benites, Scholarship Director

WIVES
Submarine Wives
by Pat Carpenter

BOAT HISTORIES
Boat Index

SUBMARINE BASES and STATIONS
The Submarine Base at Fremantle, Australia
The Torpedo Station at Newport, RI

SUB TENDERS & AUX. VESSELS
Submarine Tenders & Aux. Vessels

HISTORIC REPRINTS
Reprint from "The New London Day"


INTRODUCTION and GRAPHICS of the USS TINOSA (SS-283)
Excerpted from the first (Tinosa283.com) website

US NAVY PHOTO OF THE LAUNCHING OF TINOSA (SS-283)
Black and White Photo

TINOSA'S FIRST PATROL
Excerpts from the book
"ENCOUNTER" by Watrous / Wittmer


TINOSA'S SECOND PATROL
Excerpts from the book
"ENCOUNTER" by Watrous / Wittmer


TINOSA'S THIRD PATROL
Excerpts from the book
"ENCOUNTER" by Watrous / Wittmer


TINOSA'S FOURTH PATROL
Earned the Presidental Unit Citation for this war patrol, (Ref: Roscoe)
Excerpts from the book
"ENCOUNTER" by Watrous / Wittmer


TINOSA'S FOURTH PATROL
Earned the Presidental Unit Citation for this war patrol, (Ref: Roscoe)
Fourth Patrol by Bliss Nisonger

Fourth Patrol by Leo Bonner
Fourth Patrol by Ebbie Bell
Fourth Patrol by Clyde Lesh
Fourth Patrol by Al Watrous
Fourth Patrol by Elroy Wilke

TINOSA'S FIFTH PATROL
Earned the Presidental Unit Citation for this war patrol, (Ref: Roscoe)
Excerpts from the book
"ENCOUNTER" by Watrous / Wittmer


TINOSA'S SIXTH PATROL
Earned the Presidental Unit Citation for this war patrol, (Ref: Roscoe)
Excerpts from the book
"ENCOUNTER" by Watrous / Wittmer


TINOSA'S SEVENTH PATROL
Excerpts from the book
"ENCOUNTER" by Watrous / Wittmer


TINOSA'S EIGHTH PATROL
Excerpts from the book
"ENCOUNTER" by Watrous / Wittmer


TINOSA'S EIGHTH PATROL
Sampans and Rough Water by Captain Latham

TINOSA'S NINTH PATROL
Excerpts from the book
"ENCOUNTER" by Watrous / Wittmer


TINOSA'S TENTH PATROL
Excerpts from the book
"ENCOUNTER" by Watrous / Wittmer


TINOSA'S ELEVENTH PATROL
Excerpts from the book
"ENCOUNTER" by Watrous / Wittmer


TINOSA'S ELEVENTH PATROL
INTO THE SEA OF JAPAN

Into the Sea of Japan
by Captain Latham


TINOSA'S ELEVENTH PATROL
FIRST ACTION IN THE SEA OF JAPAN

First Action in the Sea of Japan
by Captain Latham


TINOSA'S ELEVENTH PATROL
A Circular Torpedo in the Sea of Japan
by Captain Latham


SOME INCIDENTS DURING TINOSA'S ELEVENTH PATROL
Incidents by Captain Latham

EXITING THE SEA OF JAPAN
On the 11th Patrol by Captain Latham

THE TINOSA BLATT
Stories published in the newsletter THE TINOSA BLATT
BY: Paul Wittmer, Editor of The Tinosa Blatt
THE HEAD, by Paul Wittmer
CHIEF OF THE BOAT, by Raffaeli Scalia
BUCKETS, by Rafaeli (Ski) Scalia
AN "I-BOAT" SAILOR, by Donald F. Pierson
AFTER THE WAR, by Paul Wittmer
MORNING COFFEE, by Warner Cross
RESCUE OF 10 AIRMEN, by Al Watrous
FAULTY ORDNANCE, by Douglas A. Shireman
from ENCOUNTER, by Al Watrous (dec.)
EXCERPTS FROM WAR PATROL NUMBER 2
RECOLLATIONS OF 9th, 10th & 11th PATROLS, By: Robert Bentham


ABOUT THE "O-7"
My First Command by Captain Latham

ABOUT THE BOOK ENCOUNTER
Tinosa's War Patrol Reports
was the source
by Paul W. Wittmer


ABOUT THE TINOSA FISH
Tinosa's Name by Paul W. Wittmer

ELROY WILKE, THE STORY TELLER, Part 1
Sitting Up With The Dead

ELROY WILKE, THE STORY TELLER, Part 2
Operation of a Rotary Lawn Mower

ELROY WILKE, THE STORY TELLER, Part 3
Marcell Ledbetter

ELROY WILKE, THE STORY TELLER, Part 4
My Friend Claude

ELROY WILKE, THE STORY TELLER, Part 5
About a pair of lost sunglasses

CRACK THE HATCH
As told by Gilbert Wendling

THE PSYCHIATRIST'S EXAM
By Bliss Nisonger

DUMPING THE GARBAGE
Procedure by Leo Bonner

GREAT STORIES FROM RICHARD DIXON
Experiences of Richard Dixon

HARD HAT INSTRUCTIONS
Don't Annoy the Chief by Paul W. Wittmer

THE JELLY BREAD INCIDENT
Somewhere in the Middle of Australia by Paul W. Wittmer

ORIGIN OF THE BATTLE FLAG
Documented by Jack Monroe




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