Bache DD/DDE-470

Below are links to Action Reports for the Bache during World War II. You must click the link below in order to access the file. Files are in pdf format and may take a moment to open.

Action Reports

1943 Dec 31

ANTISUBMARINE ACTION BY SURFACE SHIP REPORT (with Convoy of LST’s)

1943 Aug 24 (for Aug 13-20)

OCCUPATION OF KISKA - providing fire and air support for transport group and landing ship group during attack on and initial occupation of Kiska

TASK FORCE16.4.3 with 16.4

1943 Jan 8

ANTISUBMARINE ACTION BY SURFACE SHIP REPORT

Bache & Pringle escorting Toward (escorting Convoy No.54)

1943 Jul 11

ANTISUBMARINE ACTION BY SURFACE SHIP REPORT


1943 Jul 23

Covers 1943 June 22 BOMBARDMENT OF KISKA

ComNorPac Operation Plan

Task Force 16.12 with 16.22 & 16.23

1943 Jun 25

ANTISUB ACTION BY SURFACE SHIP REPORT

1943 Jul 26 (for Jul 25-26)

Aleutian Area

Task Force 16.7 with 16.12

1944 Jan 2

Bombardment of Cape Gloucester Defense Areas - operating in fire support unit no. 3 of fire support group B


Task Force 74

1944 Mar 1 (for Feb 29)

Shore Bombardment Ndrillo Island - Admiralty Islands - deals with fire support and covering activities of Task Group 74.2 for initial landing on Los Negros Island by Task Group 76.1

Task Force 74.2 (think it’s Desron 24); Bache was with Group Baker

1944 Mar 7

Shore Bombardment of Koruniat Island - Admiralty Islands, Seeadler Harbor, to Aid Los Negros occupation while operating in Task Force 74

Task Force 74

1944 Apr 10

Shore bombardment of Hansa Bay, Ulingen Harbor, Alexishafen and Madang - covers action at Hansa Bay by Task Group 75.5 and other targets along North New Guinea Coast

Task Force 75.5

1944 Apr 24 (for April 22)

Operations with commander task group 75.3 and assault on Humboldt Bay area, covers initial landing at Humboldt Bay, Hollandia, by Central Attack Group. Operating in Task Unit 77.2.63

Task Force 77.2.63

1944 Apr 30

Bombardment of Wakde and Sawar Airdromes, Dutch New Guinea, covers action while operating in Task Force 75 (as member of 78.1)

Task Force 75

1944 May 12

Bombardment of local gun emplacements Wewak Area, Dutch New Guinea, covers action by task group 75.5 to clear area of guns interfering with PT operations

Task Group 75.5

1944 May 17

Assault and bombardment of Wakde Island, Sawar Air Drome Area, covers bombardment in support of landings at Arara in Task Unit 77.2.6

Task Unit 77.2.6

1944 May 28 (for May 27)

A ssault and bombardment of the South Coast of Biak Island, covers action for initial landings on Biak Island, Schouten Group, Dutch New Guinea, while operating in task group 77.3

Task Group 77.3

1944 Jun 6

ANTI-AIRCRAFT ACTION, form report of action north and east of Biak Island while patrolling with task force 75 to intercept enemy reinforcements


Task Force 75

1944 Jun 10 (for Jun 8-9)

Pursuit of enemy light forces, covers contact near Korim Bay between combined task forces 74 and 75 and Jap destroyers attempting to reinforce Biak Island, Schouten Group

1944 Jun 19 (for Jun 18-19)

Bombardment of local gun emplacements, Wewak Area, New Guinea, covers bombardment as part of task unit 75.5.1 as preliminary to mining operation on night of 19-20

Task Unit 75.5.1

1944 Jun 20 (for Jun 19-20)

Bombardment of local gun emplacements and mining operations Wewak Area, New Guinea, covers bombardment as part of task unit 75.5.2

Task Unit 75.5.2

1944 Jul 2

Assault and bombardment of the north coast of Noemfoor Island, covers bombardment of Eastern end of Yellow Beach, Near Kamiri Airdrome where main landings made while operating in task force 75

Task Force 75

1944 Jul 14

Bombardment of local gun emplacements, Wewak Area, New Guinea, covers bombardment of Matapau Village on Northern New Guinea coast between Wewak and Aitape as part of Task Force 74

Task Force 74

1944 Jul 16

Bombardment of supply depot and local gun emplacement, Wewak Area, New Guinea, covers bombardment of Boikin Village

1944 Sep 15

Assault and bombardment on northeast coast of Halmahera

1944 Oct 25 (for Oct 24-25)

Engagement of enemy surface forces, Surigao Strait, Philippine Islands, in task group 77.3

Task Group 77.3

1945 Mar 13  - Part 1

1943 Jul 11

ANTISUB ACTION BY SURFACE SHIP REPORT

1944 Oct 20

Assault and bombardment of east coast of Leyte Island, Philippine Islands, in fire support unit B of task group 77.3

Task Group 77.3

13 Mar 1945 (for Feb 20-Mar 9)

Iwo Jima Operation, covers screening and fire support activities in support of group forces on Iwo Jima

Action Report is divided into five files

2 Jun 1945

Okinawa Jima Operation, covers screening activities in task group 51.5

Task Group 51.5


Action Report is divided into four files

1945 Mar 13  - Part 2

1945 Mar 13  - Part 3

1945 Jun 1  - Part 1

1945 Jun 1  - Part 2

This file contains a list of casualties and is not available on this website.

1945 Jun 1  - Part 3

1945 Mar 13  - Part 4

1945 Mar 13  - Part 5

1945 Jun 1  - Part 4

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