The Champion Submarine-Killing Submarine of World War Two


Updates & What's Planned for this Website

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  First, my apologies for letting the website languish in inactivity.  Personal issues and issues at the park forced me to walk away and unfortunately the website was collateral damage.  I have started to update the website, but it's a slow process.  Here is a list of things planned, in no certain order, and a list of recent additions.  

In the Works

  • I hope to upload video & photos of WW2 crew members at the sub
  • Increase traffic to the site. Visits have dropped from 47K (2016) to around 9K (2022).  Good News! The latest stats for 2023 show we've surpassed 10K visitors (see graph below).
  • I've weeded out all the old emails I had. I now have a smaller set that I need to address and see if there is any information I can post on the site.

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The website has surpassed 10,000 visits for 2023. The most since 2017 with 2 months left in the year.  Thanks for stopping by and please come back often!

Latest Updates

  • 10/20/23: Added obituary info on the Crew List page.
  • 10/13/23: Added info on Batfish's battle stars on the War History/Stats page.
  • 10/12/23: Working on Interviews & How To's page.  Use the button on the left on the main page under "Crew Awards".  I've found 5 interviews (video, audio, or transcripts) so far that I've posted.  I also will start editing video that has Batfish veterans showing how things work on the sub.
  • 10/8/23: Updated the WW2 Crew list based on US Navy muster rolls. Names, rates, and patrols sailed have been updated. I've also added a column for Obituaries if I can find them.
  • 10/4/23: Added the Sponsorship page I've been hinting at
  • 10/4/23: Finished adding award/medal info for the crew on the Awards page. If I missed anyone/anything, please let me know.
  • 10/4/23: Moved the CREW AWARDS link to it's own button under Site Menu
  • 10/3/23: Added a link to download the Batfish Tour Document (2.8 MB PDF)
  • 9/30/23: Added link to On Eternal Patrol page. Submariners lost while serving.
  • 9/24/23: Added an article from the Evening Star on the Reading List page.
  • 9/24/23: Added a link to our LinkedIn page
  • 9/14/23: The new Guestbook Page is up and running...please sign in!
  • 9/11/23: Added a couple of photos on the Post-War History page.
  • 9/10/23: Finished adding Ship Contact (Section F) and Aircraft Contact (Section G) sections to all War Patrol reports.
  • 8/29/23: Transcribed and added missing last 4 pages to 7th War Patrol.
  • 8/25/23: Fixed the main page video
  • 8/22/23: I've created a Facebook Group USS BATFISH (SS-310). Follow the page and let's discuss the Batfish and all things Pacific WW2 submarine warfare.
  • 8/20/23: Fixed all links on the Submarine Links page.  If you know of WW2 submarine web pages that I don't show a link for, please email me and let me know.
  This website is for the submarine and crew.  There is a link to the Parks Facebook page on the main page.  That is where you'll find your answers to what's going on at War Memorial Park in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  More to come later, just wanted to let you know I'm working behind the scenes as fast as I can.  Thanks for visiting!  Mark Allen, Webmaster and Batfish Historian.  Contact me on the FaceBook Group page (link above) or email at