HyperWar: USS Queenfish (SS-393) - iBiblioFeb 29, 2008 ...
For ship's logs and personnel records, see the Reference Page. BUT THAT IS A DEAD END. and I thought I found what you wanted.
TRY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES. https://www.archives.gov/personnel-records-center/military-personnel
https://worldwar2database.com/gallery/wwii1040 Two of Eighteen Allied POWs Rescued by USS Queenfish (SS ...Two of Eighteen Allied POWs Rescued by USS Queenfish (SS-393) ... Pampanito's log recorded: 1634 Hours - "The men were covered with oil and filth and we ...
Interview with a former member of the Queenfish crew. WW2 veteran Bob Dickenson
Dear Mr. McAuley,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Logbooks of U.S. Navy Ships and Stations, 1941 - 1983 in the Records of the Bureau of Naval Personnel (Record Group 24) that include the deck log of the USS Queenfish (SS-393) for 11 March 1944 through 1 March 1963.
We also located the Ship and Correspondence Files, 1942 - 1945 in the Records of Naval Operating Forces (Record Group 313) containing administrative and operational records documenting the activities of Submarine Squadron Ten in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, to include the USS Queenfish; Confidential, Restricted and Unclassified General Administrative Files, 1944 - 1946 in Record Group 313 that includes proceedings of the general courts martial relating to the sinking of the Awa Maru by the USS Queenfish; and Navy Unit and Presidential Unit Commendations Case Files, 1942 - 1963 in Record Group 24 that includes a Presidential Unit Citation File for the USS Queenfish (SS-393). The SSN-651 hull number listed in the Catalog for this file is an error.
For further information about the records listed above, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, we located War Patrol Track Charts of U.S. Navy Submarines in the Pacific , 1942 - 1945 in Record Group 313 which includes a file for the USS Queenfish (SS-393). For information about these records contact National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC) via email at email@example.com.
Plus, we located Moving Images Relating to Military Activities, ca. 1947 - 1980 in the General Records of the Department of the Navy (Record Group 428) which includes 6 films related to the Queenfish. For information about these motion pictures please contact National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RDSM) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Some files relating to the USS Queenfish have been digitized and may be accessed online through the National Archives Catalog. We located World War II War Diaries, Other Operational Records and Histories, ca. 1/1/1942 - ca. 6/1/1946 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) which includes reports, histories and other records related to the USS Queenfish. Additionally, we located U.S. Submarine War Patrol Reports, 1941 - 1945 in Record Group 38 which includes war patrol reports for the USS Queenfish. Finally, we located General Photographic File of the Department of Navy, 1943 - 1958 in the General Records of the Department of the Navy (Record Group 80) which includes 5 digitized photographs relating to the USS Queenfish.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!