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June 28, 1943 L. Ron Hubbard, USS PC-815, Coronados Islands, Mexico, later L. Ron Hubbard, in command of the USS PC-815, orders his crew to conduct gunnery exercises on the Coronados Islands in Mexico. He will be found to have disobeyed orders and will be relieved of his command less than three weeks later. Event, L. Ron Hubbard
June 8, 1943 command, data, Hubbard's, attacked. Hubbard The navy command, after reviewing all data, discounts all possibility that there was a enemy sub in the area at the time Hubbard's ship attacked. The brass consider it a distinct possibility that Hubbard attacked a "Known magnetic deposit." Event
May 18, 1943 L. Ron Hubbard, command, Oregon. 3, injured L. Ron Hubbard, during his first and only command, fires on a magnetic deposit off the coast of Oregon. 3 crewmen are injured. Event, L. Ron Hubbard
May 1, 1942 L. Ron Hubbard, US Navy service, Office, Cable Censor L. Ron Hubbard, as part of his US Navy service, begins working in the Office of Cable Censor. Event, L. Ron Hubbard
February 17, 1942 Naval, L. Ron Hubbard, US. US Naval Attach Naval officer L. Ron Hubbard is sent back to the US. The US Naval Attach Event, L. Ron Hubbard
February 14, 1942 L. Ron Hubbard's Navy, American Naval Attache L.D. Casey: L. Ron Hubbard's Navy service is evaluated by American Naval Attache L.D. Casey: "In that he pretended competence without authority, and tried to carry out assignments for which he was not qualified, he has been the source of many problems. ... This officer does not fulfill the qualifications needed for independent assignment. He is loquacious and tries to impart impressions of his own importance. Besides that he appears to believe that he possesses extraordinary capability in most areas. These characteristics are a symptom of the need for close supervision under peacetime circumstances." Event, L. Ron Hubbard
December 14, 1941 One, Japanese, Pearl Harbor, Hubbard, District Intelligence Office, Twelfth Naval District, San Francisco. (He, December 7, Japa One week after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hubbard is sent to the District Intelligence Office of the Twelfth Naval District in San Francisco. (He claimed later that on December 7 he had been landed on Japanese-occupied Java from the USS Edsall, which had been sunk with all hands shortly thereafter; in fact it was not sunk until March 1, 1942 and Java did not surrender to the Japanese until February 1942). Event, San Francisco
August 30, 1940 L. Ron Hubbard, Ketchican, Alaska L. Ron Hubbard arrives in Ketchican, Alaska on a "radio-experimental expedition." While in Alaska, he obtains a loan from the local bank which is never repaid. Event, L. Ron Hubbard
February 19, 1940 L. Ron Hubbard, Explorers Club L. Ron Hubbard becomes a member of the Explorers Club. Event, L. Ron Hubbard
February 8, 1940 Ted Koppel, born Ted Koppel is born. Event