Submarine Squadron 8 Plaque

Date:
C. 1940s

Submarine Squadron 8 operated in the Pacific Ocean in World War II. At times based in Pearl Harbor, Midway and Brisbane Bay, the squadron's submarines hunted enemy ships off New Guinea, the Bismarck and Solomon Islands. Its base provided refits and services to other submarines patrolling the area. The squadron included 13 submarines notably Balao, Bowfin and Greenling. These three boats destroyed 37 enemy vessels totaling 159,036 tons. As well as sinking enemy vessels, Squadron 8 carried out special operations to Midway, provided rescue for downed aviators and blockaded Japanese ports.

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.021.0007
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
credits:
Courtesy Dina Lee Steiner

Battle Flag Of Balao

Date:
C. 1945
Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE,District of Columbia,Washington,20374
Identifier:
2011.021.0001
Institution:
National Museum of the U.S. Navy
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