Battles, Raids, and Places

FROM THE DIARY OF HENRY ISBELL

BATTLES, RAIDS and PLACES
from October21, 1943 to December 19, 1945

Provided by Ty Tyler
October 21, 1943 Commissioned USS Stephen Potter, San Francisco
November 8, 1943 Arrived in San Diego for shakedown
December 8, 1943 Arrived in San Francisco from San Diego
December 26, 1943 Shoved off for Pearl Harbor
January 1 - 16, 1944 In and about Pearl Harbor
January 24, 1944 Crossed Equator
January 29, 1944 Marshalls Campaign
January 31, 1944 Invasion of Kawajalein
February 6-12, 1944 Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands
February 12-17, 1944 First Truk Raid
February 24 - March 6, 1944 Pearl Harbor
March 14, 1944 Bremerton, Washington (Escort for USS Washington. Bow sheared off in collision)
March 16-18, 1944 San Francisco
March 31 - April 1, 1944 Pearl Harbor
April 7, 1944 Majuro Atoll
April 22, 1944 Invasion of Hollandia
April 27, 1944 Sunk Jap Sub off Truk
May 1, 1944 Truk Raid, Bombarded Panape
May 4, 1944 Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands
May 14, 1944 Wake Island and Marcus Island Raids
May 26 - June 6, 1944 Majuro Atoll
June 10-17, 1944 Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Rota Invasions
June 26, 1944 Pagan Islands Raid
July 1-2, 1944 Enewitok Atoll, Marshall Islands
July 4, 1944 Bonin Islands
July 20, 1944 Guam Invasion
July 24-25, 1944 Palaus, Yap, Ulithi Raid
July 28, 1944 Saipan (overnight), Marianias Islands
August 10-25, 1944 Eniwitok Atoll
September 6-9, 1944 Palus Invasion
September 9-13, 1944 Mindanao Raid
September 20-23, 1944 Luzon Raid (First surface vessel to see the Island of Luzon since it's fall, 1st plane downed)
September 28, 1944 Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Islands
October 11-16, 1944 Formosa Raid
October 16-21, 1944 Decoys for 3rd Fleet (our second plane downed)
October 22, 1944 Leyte Strike and Invasion
October 26-November 1, 1944 Manus Island
November 4, 1944 Siapan for two days
November 11-12, 1944 Leyte Strike
November 18-19, 1944 Manila Bay Raid
December 1, 1944 Ulithi Atoll
December 14, 1944 Luzon Straits
December 18, 1944 Typhoon (3 destroyers sunk: Hull, Spence and Moaghan)
December 24, 1944 Ulithi Atoll
January 6-9, 1945 Formosa Raid
January 10-20, 1945 China Sea
January 20-21, 1945 Formosa Raids
January 25-February 9, 1945 Ulithi Atoll
February 19-20, 1945 Tokyo Raid
February 21, 1945 Iwo Jima Invasion
February 25-26, 1945 Tokyo Raid
March 1-12, 1945 Ulithi Atoll
March 16-21, 1945 Kyushu Japan Raids, Honsu and Kobe
March 18-19, 1945 USS Franklin hit with two bombs
March 20, 1945 Shot down one Japanese suicide plane "Jack"
March 21, 1945 Shot down "Francis" which dropped a bomb on us (Missed!)
March 26-April 5, 1945 Ulithi Atoll
April 8-May 28, 1945 Okinawa Invasion (shot down 2 Japanese planes); Strike on Kgosha on May 17, 1945, 2 planes; Bunker Hill hit by suicide dive bombers
April 14-17, 1945 Dive Bomber Raids
May 13-14, 1945 Kyushu Island Raid
May 11-14, 1945 Dive Bombers
June 1-12, 1945 Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands
June 20, 1945 Left Leyte for Pearl Harbor
July 2, 1945 Arrived at Pear Harbor
July 3, 1945 Left Pearl Harbor for States
July 9, 1945 Arrived in San Francisco at 8am. Proceeded to Mare Island
September 2, 1945 Left for San Diego
September 12, 1945 About to leave for Pearl Harbor but received orders to decommission
December 1, 1945 Eligible for discharge
December 17, 1945 Detached from USS Stephen Potter
December 19, 1945 Separated - Potter formally decommissioned