GREER A. DUNCAN, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Greer Duncan, Jr. '37

Date of birth: March 7, 1914

Date of death: March 26, 1944

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1937 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Greer was lost when USS Tullibee (SS 284) was sunk by her own torpedo during an attack on a Japanese convoy near the Palau Islands on March 26, 1944. He was the boat's Executive Officer.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Career

From Fleet Organization:

  • Duty USS Marblehead (CL-12) 1 Jul 1939
  • ordered to Submarine School New London 1 Oct 1939
  • Under Instruction Submarine School New London 1 Jul 1940
  • Duty including Communications Officer USS Bonita (SS-165) 1 Nov 1940 - 1942
  • Executive Officer USS Bonita (SS-165) 30 Sep 1942
  • Duty USS Sunfish (SS-281) 18 Oct 1942
  • Captain USS S-23 (SS-128) 31 Aug 1943 - 31 Oct 1943
  • Executive Officer USS Tullibee (SS-284) Dec 1943 - Mar 1944
  • Ensign 3 Jun 1937
  • Lieutenant (j.g.) 3 Jun 1940
  • Lieutenant (T) 2 Jan 1942
  • Lieutenant Commander (T) 1 Jul 1943

Greer had command of USS S-23 (SS 128) from August to November 1943, when the boat was "providing sound school services" in the San Diego area.


Class of 1937

Greer is one of 45 members of the Class of 1937 in Memorial Hall.