Billfish Eighth War Patrol

Dates: 12 July 1945 – 27 August 1945, 47 days 8th Patrol Crew List Patrol highlights written by Frank J. Kelly, who served as torpedo and gunnery officer and TDC operator (lieutenant(jg)) on this patrol. After the previous patrol we arrived at Midway and had our R&R there. Following the usual period of maintenance and … Read more

Billfish Seventh War Patrol

Dates: 24 April 1945 – 17 June 1945, 55 days 7th Patrol Crew List Patrol highlights written by Frank J. Kelly, who served as torpedo and gunnery officer and TDC operator (lieutenant(jg)) on this patrol.   After our complete overhaul in San Francisco we sailed on 8 March ’45 and arrived in Pearl Harbor around … Read more

Billfish Sixth War Patrol

Dates: 6 October 1944 – 27 November 1944, 53 days 6th Patrol Crew List San Francisco Crew List Patrol highlights written by Frank J. Kelly, who served as Torpedo & Gunnery Officer and TDC Operator (lieutenant(jg)) on this patrol. After our refit in Majuro we sailed on 6 October ’44 and headed for our 1st … Read more

Billfish Fifth War Patrol

Dates: 9 July 1944 – 13 September 1944, 67 days 5th Patrol Crew List Patrol highlights written by Frank J. Kelly, who served as assistant torpedo and gunnery officer (ensign) on this patrol. After the previous patrol we were sent to Pearl Harbor for two weeks R&R, during which time the boat was restocked with … Read more

U.S.S. Billfish 4th War Patrol Crew List

(Note: Service Numbers and next-of-kin were included in the original list, but have been deleted from this copy.) U.S.S. BILLFISH(SS286) Care of Fleet Post Office San Francisco, California 18 April 1944 From:      The Commanding Officer. To:        The Chief of Naval Personnel. Subject:   Sailing List. 1.    The following named officers and men were on board this vessel which sailed this … Read more