Quick Facts:

Class: Bogue
Displacement: 15,200 tons
ength: 495’8″   Beam: 69’6″   Draft: 26’0″
Speed: 17.6 knots
Complement: 890 
Armament: 2 5-inch, 20 40mm , 27 20mm
Aircraft: 28

Original text by Jack Greer

Updated Fall 2009 by Jack Sprague


USS Block Island was the first of two escort carriers to serve in World War II. She was named after the island and surrounding sound located off the northeast coast of the United States that is now part of the state of Rhode Island. The USS Block Island was constructed by the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation and launched on 6 June 1942 by Mrs. H. B. Hutchinson. The Block Island was commissioned on 8 March 1943, with Captain Logan C. Ramsey in command. Originally classified AVG-21, she became ACV-21 on 20 August 1942, and CVE 21 on 15 July 1943.
After two trips to Ireland and England during the summer of 1943 with cargos of aircraft, she operated as part of a task group designated to find and destroy German submarines. During four combat cruises, the Block Island Task Group sank two submarines and shared credit for the sinking of two additional submarines. She earned the nickname of “FBI” for Fighting Block Island.

CVE 21 was hit by three torpedos off the Canary Islands on 29 May 1944 by German submarine U-549. The carrier was sunk with all but six crew members surviving. Of the six aircraft in the air at the time of the sinking only two airmen were recovered. Supporting destroyers sank the U-Boat and rescued the CVE 21 crew. The USS Block Island received two battle stars for her service.

Need for Escort Carriers

The need for escort carriers came early in the war when German submarines and aircraft were taking a devastating toll on convoy shipping. The heaviest losses occurred far out at sea where land-based aircraft could not operate. The Royal Navy had experimented with catapult-launched fighter planes from merchantmen; while this was somewhat successful in combating the U-boats, the number of planes that could be embarked was limited. Something else was needed, and in a hurry. Great Britain appealed to the United States for help.

No real specifications had been developed for escort carriers at that time, although the Navy had looked into converting merchant ships for this purpose before the war began. Thus, the quick solution was to build the early CVEs on merchant ship hulls (photo at left is CVE 21 entering Belfast Harbor with a cargo of P-47s).
The two Block Island aircraft carriers (CVE 21 and CVE 106) were unlike any other two ships by the same name. CVE 21 (along with five other CVE’s) was actually a C3 tanker hull being constructed to deliver oil to our allies in Europe. The scourge of the German submarine activities, taking the great toll of the convoys underway far out to sea, became a major priority to all of the allied nations due to the fact that the majority of the sinkings were taking place far out of range of any allied aircraft. President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill got together and the United States entered into an agreement to convert several tanker hulls into small aircraft carriers to be provided to Great Britain to roam the vast areas of the Atlantic Ocean seeking out these submarines.

The first few conversions were delivered to Great Britain in 1942. About this same time the German Navy was increasing their boldness and actually was sinking our ships as close as five miles from the US shoreline. Very little information of this activity was being given to the general public either in Great Britain or the United States. Both governments felt that this information would create panic in their countries. Because of this concern, the US Government saw fit to undertake and make “Baby Flattops” a vital part of the Atlantic Fleet. Six C3 tanker hulls being built in the Seattle area were converted to small aircraft carriers for the US Navy.

While the first few small carriers took five or six months to convert, by the time that the first Block Island was constructed the construction time was cut to less than three months. At that time it was taking as long as two years to construct the larger carriers. The best understanding of this undertaking is that eight small carriers carrying 20 planes each could be constructed in the same period of time it took to construct a larger carrier. The larger carriers could only handle as many as 90 aircraft with a total construction cost of around $120 million. Smaller carriers were built at a cost of $11 million each and carried 20 aircraft. The large carriers moved around at 30 knots compared with about 20 knots for small carriers. The smaller carriers became “the plan of the day” in the Pacific. While more escort and service ships were required to service the eight small carriers, the loss of a large carrier put 90 aircraft out of action and involved over 3000 crew members. The loss of a small carrier only put 20 aircraft out of service and involved around 900 crew members. However, when the large carrier was lost there was not another carrier available to save its aircraft. If a small carrier was lost, the aircraft then could land on and work from one of the other small carriers. When it came time to construct the second Block Island the construction time was cut to 79 days. Admiral Kincade advised congress that he could launch and retrieve 160 aircraft in half the time it would take the larger carriers to land and launch 90 planes.

Great Britain saw these small carriers as a major part of their fighting force. In fact there was a first Block Island (CVE 8), shown here, that was under construction; it was transferred to Great Britain as part of the “lend/lease” program to become the HMS Hunter. The United States saw the carriers as a major way to transport airplanes to Great Britain and North Africa and to return to the United States with damaged airplanes that could be repaired and returned to combat. The attacks on the convoys by German submarines continued to take a greater toll until the United States established Hunter/Killer task forces of escort carriers.

Documents were filed to obtain support from Congress to undertake the building of these small aircraft carriers. The configuration used the space on both the hanger and flight decks to transport up to 77 combat ready aircraft and spare parts to anywhere in the world. After the British lost two of their large carriers in an attempt to sink German battleships they began using the small carriers ( also known as “Jeep Carriers” or “baby flattops” ) for combat operations. The United States then realized that they could be more than just a useful transport tool.


The USS Block Island was converted from a C3 tanker hull (number 237) by the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation to a Bogue class escort carrier (eighth of eleven Bogue class). She was launched 6 June 1942 and sponsored by Mrs. H. B. Hutchinson, wife of Commander Hutchinson and transferred to the U.S. Navy on 1 May 1942. The ship was commissioned on 8 March 1943 with Captain Logan C. Ramsey in command. The photo at left is of the nearly completed USS Block Island at Tacoma, WA. The USS Block Island was originally designated as AVG-21, changed to ACV-21 on 20 August 1942, and CVE-21 on 15 July 1943.
The hull of CVE 21 was actually a Class C3 tanker hull designed to maintain balance of the liquid motion of fuel (oil and gasoline) as the ship passed through the rough motion of the sea. The original hulls were designed to withstand as much as a 40 degree list which required the entire hull to be “compartmentalized” to override the internal motion of the liquid fuel weighing as much as 10 pounds per gallon ( this meant contending with over 15 thousand tons of sloshing liquid ). Construction required that the 5’ x 2’ elliptical openings between compartments be laterally supported and very strong. The openings were from the aft end of the ship all the way to the bow. Between decks were hatches that could be closed down to separate the deck. These openings, in the case of a carrier, then become compartments of open spaces where the fuel normally was housed. Several compartments were left intact to provide for the fuel storage the carrier will need as well as the escort ships. Others are left intact for ammunition, bombs, torpedoes and depth charge storage and they become what are called magazines.

This configuration provided four or five sealed decks and many open spaces that were used for quarters, storage, machinery and equipment housing. Going up and down between decks required the opening and closing of hatches; moving forward and aft, the openings become passage ways.

The hull design was quite different from the escort carriers built by Kaiser which were designed for carriers from the keel up with operational needs in mind. Escort carriers that were “designed from top to bottom” when sunk or badly damaged, lost hundreds of their crew members during World War II. Not so with CVE 21; the first USS Block Island had a C3 hull design. Photo at right is the CVE 21 starting sea trials after completion in Tacoma, WA.

Trials & Transport Operations

Block Island’s crew included more than 50 sailors who came from CV 2 USS Lexington which had been lost at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May, 1943. A number of other men had carrier experience; however, most of the 890 sailor complement had never been to sea.

Following 10 days of trials near Puget Sound, the Block Island sailed to San Francisco where it took on its first air squadron ( originally named Composite Squadron 25 and renamed later to VC-6) of FM-1 Wildcats and TBF-1 Avengers. With destroyer escort DD 496 McCook she sailed to Norfolk, VA, arriving 6 Jun 1943. Her first operational cruise was to transport a cargo of P-47 Thunderbolts. The planes were loaded at Staten Island on 8 Jul 1943. She left on 17 Jul 1943 with a convoy of eight troopships and escorts, CVE 21 Block Island was detached from the convoy on 26 Jul 1943 and tied up at Siddenham Airport, near Belfast, Ireland. The escort carrier left Belfast on 3 Aug 1943 and reached New York eight days later to take on a second load of P-47s.
A second transport cruise left Staten Island on 21 Aug 1943, CVE 21 proceeded with three escorts — the old destroyers DD 154 Ellis , DD 160 Herbert and DD 152 Du Pont — and touched briefly at Argentia, Newfoundland en route, reaching Siddenham Airport on 31 Aug 1943. On 12 Sep 1943, Block Island was back in Norfolk. The photo at above left shows the CVE 21 hanger deck full of partially assembled P-47s. A collision with DD 666 Black occurred after the return to Norfolk, VA and caused a two week repair, no injuries were recorded.

Combat Operations

Two of the first “baby flattops” of the US Navy were given the duty of seeking out the German submarines. Since the major sea wars were taking place in the Pacific Ocean against the Japanese, the larger fighting ships were assigned to the Pacific. Back in the early 1940’s President Roosevelt had gone far beyond his congressional authority and sent Great Britain some 25 or 30 small destroyers that we called “Destroyer Escorts” which were much like the frigates that Great Britain had. Great Britain used these ships as escorts for their small carriers with much success.

To make up a “task force” each of the two “baby flattops” were assigned three destroyer escorts. The Captain of the escort carrier became the Task Force Commander.

The vast area assignment required that at least four escort ships work with the Block Island. The destroyer escorts could make depth charge attacks on the submarines that the aircraft from the Block Island spotted. This would leave two of the DEs available to cover landing and takeoff operations and to serve as protection for the carrier.

This hunter/killer activity meant that the task force would go about searching for days and weeks at a time without seeing another allied ship. Naval records show that the success of the action of these “baby flattops” played a great part in the demise of the German submarine force and contributed greatly to the ending of the war with Germany. Because of the large area of ocean the ships covered, depending on each other for assistance on an almost daily basis, a great comradeship and esprit de corps was created.

With the expanse of water between Europe and the United States in the Atlantic Ocean the task force could sustain itself for approximately 45 days with two refuelings and one re-supply service during the period, they left from US ports and searched the seas then arrived at foreign ports for re-supply and refueling before completing the mission and returning to the United States to obtain a new assignment. The circumstances in the Pacific were very different in that there were many supply bases on major and tiny islands scattered throughout the entire area. Refueling and re-supplying was also undertaken from tankers and supply ships in both the Atlantic and in the Pacific areas of operations. Doing this task in the open seas from ship to ship can be as dangerous as actual enemy operations. Naval records show that many ships were forced out of service from structural damage taken during these operations.

Prior to the assignment of hunter/killer task forces to the Atlantic, German submarines sank hundreds of vessels without any real risk. Once escort carriers like the Block Island and her supporting destroyers were employed, the offensive was taken back from the Germans and the Battle of the Atlantic was on.

The first combat cruise occurred 15 Oct 1943 when the Block Island left Hampton Roads, VA escorted by the destroyers DD 230 Paul Jones, DD 218 Parrott, DD 213 Parker, and DD 222 Bulmer as Task Group 21.16 . The photo at left was taken on 15 Oct 1943. The initial assignment was to escort convoy UGS-21. After two days the CVE 21 was ordered to an area north of the Azores to hunt a reported concentration of enemy U-Boats. After arriving in the area the task group immediately went into action. The group fired on the re-supply (referred to as a “milch cow”) submarine U-488 putting a hole in her conning tower but failing to sink or capture the boat.
Three days later Lt. Franklin M. Murray, in a TBM and Ens. Gerald L. Handshuh, in a F4F spotted two U-boats and attacked the U-220, which was to believed to have just finished laying mines off Newfoundland. They covered the U-boat’s conning tower with machine gun fire and then dropped depth charges and bombs. Forty minutes after the attack the U-Boats exchanged transmissions and six hours later the commander of the U-256 reported hearing explosions in the area of the U-220. The sub was never located. Following re-supply in Casablanca the group continued searching and proceeded to Norfolk, VA arriving 25 Nov 1943.

During the next three weeks, the Block Island received a new squadron, VC-58. It had the same complement of 9 Wildcats and 12 Avengers. Most importantly, a new weapon in anti-submarine warfare was added to the arsenal, a 3.5 inch rocket with a case-hardened steel head. The designers believed it could pierce the skin of a submarine on the surface or below the water to a depth of 50 feet. The Block Island would be the first to test the theory.

The second combat cruise left Hampton Roads, VA 15 Dec 1943 with the same destroyer escorts as the first combat cruise. Again, the initial assignment was to escort convoy UGS-27. Reassigned four days later, the task group headed for an area north of the Azores known as “The Black Pit of the Atlantic” because of the concentration of U-Boats. The crew had a sober Christmas Day as they heard that the destroyer DD 158 Leary, part of another task group in the area, had been sunk with a heavy loss of life. The task group engaged the enemy without success and sailed to Casablanca for re-supply.

 On 11 Jan 1944 two TBFs opened fire with rockets on U-758 forcing the U-Boat back to port at St. Nazaire with heavy damage. The photo at right is the rocket attack on U-758 by the Block Island’s Avenger aircraft. On 14 Jan 1944 a TBF spotted life rafts carrying 43 survivors of U-231 which had been sunk by the British the day before. The Bulmer and the Parrott picked them up and transferred them to the Block Island. The photo below is the Block Island and her task group arriving home on 3 Feb 1943.

The third combat cruise sailed 16 Feb 1944 with four new destroyer escorts, DE 189 Bronstein, DE 103 Bostwick, DE 104 Breeman, DE 102 Thomas, and DD 463 Corry. VC-6 reported aboard with the new FM-2 Wildcats. Captain Francis Massie Hughes reported onboard to be Captain Logan Ramsey’s relief. The task group designated as 21.16 headed back to the “Black Pit”. On 29 Feb 1944, planes from the Block Island spotted a periscope and commenced a mine run. The Corry and the Bronstein sped to the scene. Four German submarines, U-709, U-603, U-607, and U-441 were thought to be in the area. The Bronstein sunk U-603 and along with the Thomas and the Bostwick, sunk U-709. 

The U-441 was badly damaged and returned to Brest, France 14 days later. Postwar records indicate as many as 15 U-Boats were operating within 25 miles of the Block Island. CVE 21 arrived in Casablanca for replenishment 8 Mar 1944. Captain Ramsey was relieved by Captain Hughes and the Block Island put to sea with orders to track down U-488, the same milch cow she had hunted the previous October and now believed to be located northwest of the Cape Verde Islands.

The following excerpt is from the July 1, 2004 Air & Space Magazine article entitled “All Guts, No Glory”, by James L. Noles, Jr. It describes the difficulty of night flying off of an escort carrier in the Atlantic.

Lieutenant Denny Moller was VC-55’s assistant engineering officer. Like all of the squadron’s pilots, he endured a demanding schedule of both day and night flying. The Block Island operated within a screen of four destroyer escorts, launching patrols of four aircraft. Each airplane took a quadrant and carved it into 30-degree slices—out, across, and then back in to the carrier. Because the pilots had to observe radio silence at night, they had to find their way back to the moving carrier by relying on dead reckoning—flying a compass heading for a calculated time and hoping to spot the carrier when the time was up.

“We would try to work out our navigation beforehand,” Moller explains, “so on takeoff, you always hated to see the flight deck crew holding up a chalkboard that said, ‘The course of the carrier will be so-and-so, the wind direction is so-and-so. Good luck!’ That meant you had to figure out a whole new set of navigational figures on the go. That wasn’t easy in a dark cockpit at night.”

A TBF and a FM-2 spotted U-801 on the surface doing repairs and began a strafing run. The pilots reported hits to the bridge and conning tower. Nine men were injured and one killed. The U-Boat quickly submerged and resurfaced after the planes had to return to the carrier. German command ordered them to rendezvous with U-488. Detecting another in-bound plane, the U-801 submerged not knowing she was leaving a telltale oil slick. A TBF from the Block Island and the Corry followed U-801 through the night ( It must be noted that flying and landing a WWII airplane on a very small carrier was very difficult at night ). A second TBF relieved the first and at dawn they spotted the oil slick. The Corry commenced a depth charge attack which split open the U-801. The sub evaded for a while but a second run forced her to the surface and the destroyer open fire. The sub captain was killed as the crew abandoned ship and the U-Boat sank. The Block Island picked up two officers and 45 enlisted men. The drawing at right was done by one of the POWs of the U-801 and presented to a CVE 21 crew member. The photo at left is the enlisted men POWs from the U-801.
On 19 Mar 1944 six hunter-killer teams fanned out from the ship, searching 150 miles of open water. A Wildcat spotted the brand new U-1059 dead in the water with a third of its crew out for a morning swim. The FM-2 and a TBF started a run of strafing and dropping depth charges but not before the U-1059 put it’s AA into action. The TBF, piloted by Lt(jg) N.T. Dowty, received a number of hits and when it started its turn it lost altitude and crashed into the ocean. Norman T. Dowty and Edgar W. Burton were lost in the crash. The turret gunner, Ensign Mark E. Fitzgerald, was the only survivor of the three man crew. As the gunner clung to a life raft, he was surprised by a German swimming toward him; eventually, two more swimmers arrived including the injured sub captain, Leopold. The gunner tended to the wounds of his captives until they were rescued by the Corry two hours later. The U-1059 had broken in half and only six additional survivors were found.

USS Corry took the POWs to Boston and later participated in the D-Day landings at Normandy, France. Corry was sunk in shallow water by mines and shore artillery while helping to lead the assault on Utah Beach. The captain and most of the crew survived.

USS Block Island returned home to Norfolk, VA on 31 Mar 1944 to bands playing, crowds cheering, and a big banner that read “Welcome Home, Champs”.

The fourth combat cruise left Norfolk on 29 Apr 1944 with a screen (see photos at right) comprised of DE 575 Ahrens, DE 576 Barr, DE 686 Eugene E. Elmore, and DE 51 Buckley. On 15 May DE 578 USS Robert I. Paine joined the task group off of North Africa.

The assignment for Task Group 21.11 was to relieve CVE 25 Croatan and her destroyers working patrols west of the Cape Verde Islands. The Croatan group had sunk milch cow U-488 only days earlier, the elusive U-Boat the Block Island had hunted twice before.


After arriving in the area the Block Island picked up a radar contact which turned out to be veteran German submarine U-66 which had sunk over 200,000 tons of Allied shipping in its three years of attack patrols. Captain Seehausen of the U-66 successfully evaded the Block Island task group for several days. On 5 May 1944 the Block Island picked up the sub only 5,000 yards off starboard, maneuvering for an attack on the carrier. The Block Island made an emergency turn at flank speed with Captain Hughes sending the Buckley to investigate.

Only a few hours later at 0330 on 6 May 1944, pilot Jimmie Sellars, with a nickname of “Geronimo”, flying a stripped-down TBM, followed up a radar contact and found U-66 on the surface in bright moonlight. Captain Seehausen kept U-66 on the surface, reporting to Brest, France while keeping the TBM at a distance by firing AA. Sellars stayed on station until the Buckley could attack. At one point he dived his unarmed TBM directly at the sub emptying his Colt 45 into the conning tower!

When the Buckley was within 4,000 yards the sub opened up with a torpedo. DE 51 Buckley returned fire from her 3” guns at about 2,000 yards. The Buckley turned sharply to avoid a second torpedo. The two ships were now side by side firing on each other. The Buckley then did a hard right rudder and rammed the submarine. The Buckley Captain then gave an American order that had not been heard since the earliest days of our country, “Stand by to repel boarders”. In the next few minutes the two crews were engaged in hand to hand combat that sometimes involved just fists. DE 51 Buckley backed off and U-66 veered into her and rolled to a 60 degree angle. Quick thinking men aboard the Buckley threw hand grenades down the open hatch of the conning tower. U-66 still moved away and began a dive only to suffer severe explosions. Buckley began searching for survivors but only four officers ( no captain ) were found. The photo at right shows DE 51 Buckley’s bow bent and in for repairs following the ramming of U-66. USS Buckley Captain, LCDR Brent Maxwell Abel USNR received the Navy Cross for his actions in the encounter with U-66.

Block Island remained in the area with the captured Germans until 13 May 1944 when relieved by CVE 9 Bogue. CVE 21 reached Casablanca 18 May 1944. The re-supplied carrier was again underway on 23 May 1944 and back in the vicinity of the Cape Verde Islands. On 28 May 1944 the Block Island’s search TBMs picked up a radar contact and then lost it. It was U-549, a 750 ton type IXc U-Boat on its very first patrol. Another contact was made at 0255 on 29 May 1944 but it disappeared before ordinance could be dropped. As Block Island continued its search over the next hours the U-Boat continued to evade the hunter.

As evening arrived a periscope broke the surface with the Block Island directly ahead. At 2013 the first U-549 torpedo slammed into the bow area. About four seconds after the first, a second torpedo hit the stern penetrating an oil tank and ordinance magazine. The photo at left shows CVE 21 after the first and second torpedo hit. CVE 21 was dead in the water as the hunter had become the hunted. A third torpedo struck at 2023 finishing off the Block Island. Captain Hughes gave the order to prepare to abandon ship.
DE 686 Eugene E. Elmore sighted a periscope and started an attack with depth charges. Crewmen standing on the Block Island’s flight deck started cheering when they saw oil and smoke coming from near the Barr after it sent out depth charges. What they did not know was a fourth U-549 torpedo ( in the sequence it is believed that torpedos #1, #2 hit CVE 21 followed by #3 into the Barr and #4 into CVE 21 ) had hit the Barr near the stern causing 28 deaths and many injuries. Many believe the torpedo was intended for the Block Island as Barr moved into position to protect the carrier. The damage from the torpedo to DE 576 Barr is shown in the photo at right.
With the Block Island’s fate now sealed, Captain Hughes gave the order to abandon ship starting from the forward starboard side. Life rafts were cut loose and even some rafts on TBMs were thrown into the water. Most men descended down ropes into the water from the starboard or lee side so they could drift way from the ship. By 2100 most of the crew were in the water and began gathering around rafts.

Captain Hughes kept a small group on board including men who were trying to free a man whose leg was trapped. After an hour of using an acetylene torch to no avail, the ship’s surgeon removed the leg only to have the man die a short time later. Six other men who had lost their lives remained on board. Captain Hughes ordered all remaining personnel off CVE 21 at 2140.

DE 575 Ahrens stopped engines and began picking up survivors. With its engines quiet it picked up sonar noise from U-549. Captain Harris of the Ahrens radioed the Eugene E. Elmore immediately. Hedgehogs (ant-submarine mortars) from DE 686 Eugene E. Elmore struck U-549 at 2127 causing a large explosion audible to ships monitoring in the area and sending the sub crew to the bottom of the sea. The Robert I. Paine picked up additional survivors as the Block Island began to sink. At 2155 the Block Island slipped below the surface followed by a large shock as ordnance magazines exploded. The Ahrens was nearly lifted from the sea as a result and many of the CVE 21 survivors thought they had been torpedoed.

Several crewmen of CVE 21 remember that at the time the submarine was spotted some of the Block Island gun crews were still at their battle stations. Word was passed for the 5” gun on the fantail to train on the area where the periscope was
spotted. This gun crew answered that it was impossible for them to train on the periscope because the carrier
was so low in the water that any shots they could take would strike the underside of the flight deck. The orders
then were for the gun crew to abandon ship as ordered.

Everyone who went over the side of the Block Island into the sea survived, a total 674 men crowded every space on the Ahrens and 277 were crammed aboard the Paine. Unfortunately, of the six pilots in the air at the time of the sinking only two were able to reach Las Palmas, the other four were never found.

The next morning the destroyer escorts with the survivors and the Barr in tow made for Casablanca. They arrived 1 Jun 1944 and were issued Army khakis in an effort to keep the news of the sinking from German spies. Photos at left and right show crew in Casablanca following rescue. On 8 Jun 1944 personnel were allowed to cable home with news of the Block Island. The crew was loaded onto three escort carriers, CVE 59 USS Mission Bay, CVE 69 USS Kasaan Bay, and CVE 72 USS Tulagi and transported home for 30 days survivors’ leave.
During this time Captain Hughes began an intensive campaign to keep his crew together to serve on a new Block Island. He was very proud of his crew and their efforts during combat operations. He believed that they would make an excellent, veteran crew for a new ship. The rest of the story continues with the history of CVE 106, the second USS Block Island.
The Memories link on this website has a number of stories from the actual survivors of the sinking.

Unfortunately a number of shipmates did not arrive in Casablanca as survivors. .



CDR Roy L. Swift with Robert J Cressman(1986, Winter). The Tale of Two Block Islands., The Hook, 22-39

Dictionary of American Fighting Ships, www.history.navy.mil/danfs/index.html

Naval Historical Foundation Photographic Service. Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC.

Y’Blood, William(1983). Hunter-Killer: U.S. Escort Carriers in the Battle of the Atlantic. USA:Naval Institute Press.

James L. Noles, Jr. (July 1, 2004). All Guts, No Glory., Air & Space Magazine

USS Block Island Association. CHIPS newsletters, vol. 1-23

Now that we have airplanes that can fly they can’t leave without this landing signal officer. (LSO)

        The following was taken from official Navy publications:

  1. CVE 21 pioneered the use of HF/DF (high frequency direction finder) against the submarine menace in the Atlantic.

  2. CVE 21 was the first US Navy aircraft carrier to pioneer the hunter/killer process as put into operation by Captain Logan Ramsey in the search for German submarines in WW2.

  3. The planes of CVE 21 were the first to use airborne rockets in attack on German submarines. On 11 Jan 1944 Lt.(jg) L.L. McFord with crewmen C. Gertsch and W.H. Ryder flying a TBF-1C fired rockets on German submarine U-758.

  4. CVE 21 was the first and only US Naval Aircraft Carrier sunk by enemy action in the Atlantic.

  5. The crew of CVE 21 was the first crew of a US Naval vessel which had been sunk in combat to be maintained as a unit until another ship of the same name could be prepared for its use in WW2.

Above is a small reproduction of a 1943 artist sketch of an F4F Wildcatfighter being flown off the deck of CVE 21. The decision to launch the aircraft by catapult or direct fly off depended upon wind speed and the weight of bombs, rockets or torpedos aboard.

CVE 21 Command


Captain Logan C. Ramsey was born at Jackson, Mississippi, on 26 Feb 1898, the son of Walter Pitman and Susan Elizabeth Fite Ramsey. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1918 with the Class of 1919. During the last six months of World War I, he served aboard the USS Texas in the British Grand Fleet. Captain Ramsey became a naval aviator in 1921. When the attack was leveled at Pearl Harbor, he was Operations Officer of the Patrol Wings based in the Hawaiian Area. In May 1942 he became Operations Officer at the island of Midway. Subsequently, he served as Chief of Staff to Commander Aircraft, Pacific Fleet. On 8 Mar 1943 he became the Commanding Officer of the CVE 21 Block Island. He brought aboard some fifty survivors of an aircraft carrier that was sunk in the Pacific. He served aboard the Block Island until March 10, 1944, where he was ordered to duty as Chief of Staff to the Commander, Fleet Air, Norfolk. Captain Ramsey was given some 50 survivors from the USS Lexington (CV-2) which was sunk in the Coral Sea during the Battle of Midway, with the majority of the 890 sailor compliment having never previously been at sea with the majority being USNR not Regular Navy. With the first two cruises of the ship scheduled for aircraft transport his job was to weld this crew into a cohesive fighting unit which was accomplished in a record time. Having been Operations Officer of the Navy Forces on the island of Midway, and later Chief of Staff to the Commander of Aircraft for the entire Pacific Fleet, Captain Ramsey was well qualified for this task. His son, Ensign Logan Ramsey Jr., served on CVE 106.

Captain Logan Ramsey Sr. was not new to making history in World War II. The then Lt. Cmd. Logan Ramsey Sr. sounded the alarm at the outbreak of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He also sent this historic message out on the airways “Air Raid Pearl Harbor, this is no drill”. A scene in the movie “Tora Tora Tora” depicts Captain Ramsey sending this message. His name is also mentioned in the movie “Midway”.

He retired as a Rear Admiral in 1949 and then served as vice president of Spring Garden College, PA for 17 years. He died 26 Sep 1972 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.


Captain Hughes was a member of the Naval Academy class of 1923 where he earned a letter as the quarterback for the football team. At Battle Fleet he was a football coach with an outstanding record. He first served on the USS Texas and the USS Chicago. He earned his wings at Pensacola in 1931. During the attack on Pearl Harbor he managed to get his PBY in the air while still wearing his pajamas which he was unable to change for the next 48 hours. He was in command of the Midway Sand Island Seaplane Base (VP-23) during the Battle of Midway, 3-7 Jun 1942. Famous movie director and producer John Ford flew a PBY with Captain Hughes at the controls on 3 Jun 1942 sighting two Japanese planes from the enemy fleet, they remained friends after the war. It was a PBY-5A Catalina from VP-23 that discovered the Japanese fleet leading to a great naval victory for the United States.
Captain Francis Massie Hughes became the Captain of CVE 21 on March 10, 1944 and was in command of the CVE 21 task force when the USS Block Island was sunk by German submarines on May 29, 1944. Capt. Hughes played an important part in having the Navy keep the surviving crew members together so that CVE 106 could become an active force in the Battle of the Pacific against the Japanese. He attained the rank of Rear Admiral and was serving as Commandant, Fifth Naval District, Norfolk when during a physical exam he had a heart attack and died on 23 Dec 1960. He is buried on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.


In building the original crew for CVE 21 Captain Ramsey knew that he would need men who had proven records and combat experience and was authorized to seek out several important position from personnel who were available for service on his new ship. Before making this selection he spent hours going over the service records and had many interviews before he made this selection. He was very impressed with the service records and the previous experience of an enlisted man who had been serving as a navigator on one of the battleships well before the Japanese struck at Pearl Harbor . One of the selections was then Chief Quarter Master W. F. Harris and several more with other abilities, but the later service record of this individual shows that Captain Ramsey was very just in this selection.
William F Harris was a Chief Quartermaster when he came aboard CVE 21. He was given a field promotion (in the Navy called “mustang”) to Lt. Junior Grade while on the CVE 21. Like many of the other crew members that went aboard CVE 106 he remained on board CVE 106 until it was taken to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, in 1946, where he became a Navigation Instructor and eventually retired from the Navy as a full Commander. Prior to coming aboard CVE 21 in September 1942, as one of the original shipmates, Harris served on the Battleship USS Nevada from November 1937 in the Navigation Section. With so many of the original crew of CVE 21 being raw recruits in 1942, Petty Officer Harris became a very important part of that crew. As noted, Captain Ramsey also brought aboard CVE 21 fifty survivors of an aircraft carrier that was sunk by the Japanese in July of 1942. The field appointment Harris received while serving on CVE 21 was his reward for the excellent training he provided to this “raw” crew. William Harris went on to serve on CVE 106.

The normal process in becoming an officer is to attend the U.S. Naval Academy, however, one “old salt” ships navigator, who never attended the Academy, ended his career teaching Navigation at the Naval Academy and retired from the Navy as a full Commander. Commander William Harris retired from the Navy in 1966 after over 30 years serving his Country in the highest traditions.

CVE 21 / CVE 106 Enlisted Crew Roster World War II

Please note:   Excuse our dust. We are updating all rosters over the next few weeks.  [21] – indicates served on CVE 21 only; [106] – indicates served on CVE 106 only; [21/106] – indicates served on both CVE 21 and CVE 106.
———————— A ————————
Abel, Alfred O., CCStd [21/106]
Adams, Alfred Q., Cox, Vanport City, OR
Adams, Goerge K., AOM2c, Attleboro, MA [21]
Adams, John W., StM1c, Jeffersontown, KY
Adsit, Harold I., AMM3c
Ahern, James F., AM2c, Chicago, IL [21/106]
Airoldi, Chester P., AMM2c, Crocket, CA [21/106]
Aker,George E., S2c Radford, VA
Albea, James B., S2c
Albuschie, William J., EM3c [21]
Aleck, Nick, AMM3c [21/106]
Alexander, Otis, StM1c
Allen, Joseph R., SF3c, Baltimore, MD
Allen, Kenneth R., S1c, Anaconda, MT
Allen, Russell L., Jr., Y2c, Soddy Daisy TN [21/106]
Allen, Sprunt J., S1c, Dillon, SC [21/106]
Allen, Thomas S., Jr.,, ACEM
Allen, Wyman E., AMM2c [21/106]
Alvarez, Armand, S1c, Brawley, CA [21/106]
Amis, John R., CWT, Beacon, IA
Amundson, Albert M., S1c, Superior, WI
Anderson, Andrew G., Y3c, Richfield, UT
Anderson, Chester, Sf3c, San Diego, CA
Anderson, L. D., PhM1c, Tacoma, WA [21/106]
Anderson, Leslie D., MM3c, Onawa, IA
Andresen, Eugene R., S2c, Chicago, IL [21/106]
Ankiewicz, Charles G., WT1c, Chelsea, MA [21/106]
Annunziata, Joseph P., AOM3c Bronx, NY [21]
Antosh, Joseph P., S1c
Apicella, John P., EMP2c
Arens, Austin J., RM2c, Calumet City, IL [21/106]
Armstrong, Frederick B., Rank Unknown
Armstrong, John E., EM1c, Fredericksburg, IN [21/106]
Arnold, Francis H., GM3c, Brighton, CA [21/106]
Aycock, Joel C., S1c
———————— B ————————
Babicky, James L., S2c, Wausau, WI
Babineau, Robert J., AMM1c, Gardner, MA [21]
Bair, Eldred E., EM3c, Orangeburg, SC [21/106]
Baker, Cyrel C., Jr., S1c [21/106]
Baker, Harry W., S2c, Watervliet, NY [21/106]
Baldwin, Jerome D., AM2c
Balzraine, Homer L., S2c
Bankert, Norbert F., Jr., S2c, Utica, NY
Banner, Reginald P., MOMM1c
Barg, Donald E., ETM2c, Milwaukee, WI
Barksdale, Thomas M., S2c
Barnes, Bertrum P., BM1c, Utica, NE [21/106]
Barr, John H., S2c, Bristol, VA
Bartlett, Sylvester, S2c
Bates, Hollis K., RDM, 1c Lewiston, ME
Battle, Otis T., StM1c, Rocky Mtn., NC [21/106]
Bazemore, Cling, HA1c, Norfolk, VA [21/106]
Bazzini, Emil G., CM1c, San Fran., CA [21/106]
Beach, Earl W., F2c, Weedsport, NY
Beardsley, Paul S., WT3c
Beasley, Warren D., S2c, Roanoke, AL [21/106]
Beck, Wesley E., S2c, Sioux Falls, SD
Becker, Lester F., AeroMate3c
Beckham, Marvin G., RM2c, Florence, AL
Beckman, Vernan L.  SK 3c Waterloo IA 
Bell, Frederick H., RM1c, Fort Worth, TX
Bell, George C., CK3c [21/106]
Bell, George E., S2c, Ashford, AL [21/106]
Bell, James, StM1c, Conyers, GA
Bell, William F., Y2c [21/106]
Bellmann, George M., CY, Mobile, AL
Bengert, Roger F., S1c, Milwaukee, WI
Benjamin, Phillip E., S1c, San Jose, CA
Benner, George B., AMM3c Orlando FL [21/106]
Bennett, Charles A., S1c
Bennett, Samuel J., EM2c Howard OH [21]
Benson, George A., S1c, Wendell, ID [21/106]
Benson, Kenneth E., FC(R)3c, Ripley, WVA
Bently, James E., S1c, Jacksonville, IL
Bergen, Charles W., S1c, Spokane, WA
Berger, Melvin, QM3c Oceanside NY
Berglin, Darrel Kelly, RM3c, Dazey, ND [106]
Bergstrom, H. R., EM2c, Minneapolis, MN [21/106]
Bernal, Ernest R., BM2c, San Jose, CA [21/106]
Berry, Charles T., S1c
Betz, Carl M., Jr., S1c [21/106]
Bevan, LeRoy J., SSML3c, El Dorado, KS [21/106]
Bevel, Walter S., S1c, Griffin, GA
Bidwell, Kenneth W., S1c, Linn, MO
Biggers, Chester L., Rank Unknown [21]
Biggers, R. W., SSMT3c, San Bernardino, CA
Biggs, Arthur E., Jr., S1c
Birmingham, Tom, CVE 21, Rank Unknown
Biron, Irving A., GM3c, Oakland, CA [21/106]
Bishop, Daniel C., S2c Fairhope, AL [21/106]
Bishop, Harold H., S2c, Helena, AL [106]
Bishop, Lester L., No. Bend, OR [21]
Black, William V., StM1c, Lancaster, KY
Blackburn, W. C., Jr., CM3c, Manchester, AL [21/106]
Blalock, James B., S2c, Whitmire, SC [21/106]
Blank, Chester R., S2c Somerset PA [21/106]
Bodnar, Stephen E., S2c, Chicago, IL
Booi, Walter J., CEM, Yakima, WA [21/106]
Booth Everett W., S2c, Des Moines, IA [21/106]
Booth Jules R., RdM2c [21/106]
Boserman, Clarence L., SCB3c, Covington, VA [106]
Botelho, Robert W., AMM3c, Turin, IA [21/106]
Bothwell, Richard D., S1c
Botsford, Richard A., QM2c, Springville, NY [21/106]
Bottom, William A., S1c, Chicago, IL
Bouck, Gene W., S2c
Boudreaux, Wilbur A., RM2c
Bowling, Rudell T., AOMB1c [21/106]
Bowman, Julius W., S2c, Columbia, MS [21/106]
Boyd, James A., Jr., S1c, Cannonsburg, PA [106]
Boyer, Frank S., AMM2c Newark CA [21/106]
Boykin, Cleafous D., F1c, Riderwood, AL [106]
Bracey, Donald H., MM2c, Nashville, TN [106]
Bradford, William L., F2c, Clatsop, OR
Bradley, William E., S1c, New Castle, PA
Brand, Charles, AOM3c
Brand, Henry, ACMM, St. Louis, MO
Brandenburg, James, Tampa, FL [106]
Brannigan, Francis, ACMM
Branum, Carl A., AM2c
Brash, George E., WT3c, El Dorado, AR [106]
Brasher, Henry M., WT3c, El Dorado, AR [106]
Brasher, James E., WT3c, El Dorado, AR [106]
Bratton, Dennis, SC 3/C [21]
Brau, John C., S1c, Blanchard, AL
Brehmer, Leonard W., S1c, Theilman, MN
Brendle, Boyd W., S1c Joshua Tree CA [21/106]
Bridges, Gene F., S1c [21/106]
Brink, Harold L., S1c [21/106]
Brinkley, Jacques N., RM3c, Washington, DC
Britt, James T., SSMB3c, Petersburg, VA [21/106]
Britt, Thomas K., PhoM3c, Golden, CO [21/106]
Broadt, LeRoy C., CPhm
Brod, Leander A., S1c Edna TX [21/106]
Bronson, Freddie H., MM2c, Hoquiam, WA [21/106]
Brower, Don W., MM3c, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Brown, Charles E., CY [21 [21/106]/106]
Brown, Charles L., AM1c
Brown, Charlie, StM1c, Fort Worth, TX [21/106]
Brown, Gene, RM2c, Dayton, OH [21/106]
Brown, Henry, S1c, Los Angeles, CA [21/106]
Brown, Howard T., FC02c, Akron, OH
Brown, Jack D., ABM2c, Brooklyn, NY [21/106]
Brown, James R., S1c, Salinas, CA [21/106]
Brown, Pierce, Jr. StM1c
Brown, Richard, Jr., RM3c, DeWitt, AR [106]
Browne, John J., RM3c, Flushing, NY [21/106]
Brunelle, Donald P., FCO3c
Brusse, Loyal P., MM3c, Harmony, MN [106]
Buchanan, Walter H., F1c, Ardmore, TN
Bruckner, Harold H., GM3c, Prineville, OR [21/106]
Buckner, Waneard A., Cox, Terrebonne, OR [21]
Buell, Estil E., FC3c
Buena, Crispin, ST1c [21/106]
Bullis, Jr., Martin N. , QM3c Peoria AZ [21/106]
Burchfield, Calvin W., S2c
Burford, Preston J., COX, Long Beach, CA [106]
Burgan, Donald A., S2c
Burnes, R. F., S2c [21/106] [21/106]
Burnette, Walter R., AOM3c  Roanoke VA [21/106]
Burns, Robert H., MaM2c, Red Ash, VA
Burton, Jr., Edward C. , S1c, New Orleans, LA
Busch, Richard P., AMM2c
Busey, Woodrow C., CSP, Oklahoma City, OK
Bussard, Grover E., S1c, Hagerstown, MD
Bustamante, Abraham, S2c [21/106]
Butler, Curtis N., RdM3c, Payson, UT [21/106]
Butow, Arthur R., SF1c, Wilmette, IL [21/106]
Buxie, Francis, St3c
Byerly, Roy P., Jr., S1c, Asheville, NC
Byrd, Jr., Williamson A. , S2c, Dillon, SC [21/106]
Byrne, L. C., S1c, Brookhaven, MS [21/106]
———————– C ————————
Cabalka, James L., RdM3c, Cedar Rapids, IA
Cadawas, S. C., Ck2c, San Francisco, CA [21/106]
Cain, Billy E., SF2c, Tulare, CA [106]
Cain, Lewis B., AOM3c Sulpher, LA [21/106]
Caine, Ellis W., Cox [21/106]
Calcagno, Phillip C., SSMT2c, Brooklyn, NY
Caldwell, William B., Jr., S1c, North Belmont, NC [106]
Callaghan, Robert, F2c
Callen, Russell R., F2c, Arcadia, CA [106]
Cameron, Frank D., S1c, Jackson, MS
Campbell, Foster, [21]
Campbell, Raymond L., S1c
Campbell, William L., S1c
Campilli, Olvaldo, AMM2c [21/106]
Canales, Joseph, Jr., F1c, Huntington, NY
Cannon, Clyde V. – n, S1c, Oroville, CA [21/106]
Cannon, Gordon P., AMM3c [21/106]
Cannon, Jack L., Ptr3c, Oroville, CA [21/106]
Cansler, Robert, S2c, Greer, SC [21/106]
Capen, Robert F., ACMM
Cardwell, S. G., EM3c, San Francisco, CA
Cargin, William C., CSKV
Carland, Claris E., CPHM
Carlevaro, Leo M., S1c, Oakland, CA
Carr, Norman B., TMV3c, Gloucester, VA
Carmel, Robert P., HA1c, Pittsfield, MA [21/106]
Carney, William, Jr., StM2c
Carpenter, A. R., HA1c, Fort Henry, NY [21/106]
Carter, Chester F., F1c, Butte, MT
Carter, Milton D., Y2c, Norfolk, VA [21/106]
Carter, Richard, PNA2c
Caster, Paul M., CPhoM, Des Moines, IA [21/106]
Caughey, Francis M., S2c Crystal, MN
Cauthen, John C., S1c, Dolores, CO
Celestan, Walter, St3c, Basel, LA
Cestaro, Rocce, FCO3c [106]
Chamberlain, J. D., RM2c, Statesville, NC [21/106]
Chan, Patrick H., S1c, San Francisco, CA [21/106]
Chaplik, Peter A., CPhM, Akron, OH
Chapman, Harry E., TM3c, Spartenburg, SC
Chatham, Archie R., SF3c
Chevalier, Harold E., Y3c [21/106]
Cheverie, Everett, CTM [106]
Christensen, Charles P., EM2c, Keansburg, NJ [21]
Chromanski, J. J., SF3c, Minneapolis, MN
Church, Ellis C., CBM, Commerce, OK [21/106]
Ciemiewicz, Joseph J., S1c, Wyomissing, PA [21]
Cileo, Santo P., S1c Trenton NJ [21/106]
Clark, Forest A., St3c
Clark, Frank, S2c, Crosset, AR
Clark, Henry W., GM3c, Sacramento, CA [106]
Clark, Jr., James , S2c [21/106]
Clark, James K., AMM3c [21/106]
Clarke, Lewis E., S2c
Clarno, Eugene L., AMM3c [21/106]
Clement, James M., S1c, Russellville, AL [21/106]
Clemento, Thomas, CY
Clemons, Billie B., WT2c, Woodville, AL
Clemons, Jack A., S1c, Nichols, SC [21/106]
Clewis, Carson, CM3c [21/106]
Coate, Charles F., S1c, Buckeye, AZ [21/106]
Coates ,William E., FC1c [21/106]
Cobia, Bobbie E., Cox, Wildwood, FL
Coen, Rex D., MM3c, Sargent, NE
Coffee, Leon G., St3c [21/106]
Coddington, Ray K., S1c, Klamath Falls, OR
Colbert, Virgil J., RM3c, Tarro, PA [21/106]
Cole, Walter R., S1c, Port Matilada, PA
Coleman ,Alonzo B., AMM2c Bakersfield, CA [21/106]
Colletti, Jerry C., AMM2c, New York, NY [21/106].
Collins, Chiles J., SM3c, Hayward, CA
Colvin, William R., RM2c, Lakeview, OR [21/106]
Combs, Eddie, StM2c, Atlanta, GA
Combs, Robert E., S2c, Beattyville, KY
Connolly, Joseph W., RM1c, Clifton, NY [21/106]
Cook, Charles E., M3c Loxahatchee, FL [21/106]
Cook, Horace R., Jr.,SF3c, Mattoon, IL
Cook, Jr., Orra I., PhM2c, Des Moines, IA [21/106]
Cooper, H. L., ABM2c, Lake Charles, LA [21/106]
Cooper, Lawrence E., S1c, Newport, OR
Copia, Bobbie E., S2c
Corbin, Robert E., S1c, Hazel Park, MI
Corish, William J., S1c
Cornelius, Edward J., FCO2c, Syracuse, NY
Correa, James A., S2c, Somerville, MA
Cossman, James V., Y2c, Jetmore, KS
Costello, James J., FC1c, Patterson, NJ [21/106]
Cothern, Leland A., S1c, Cross Timbers, MO
Cottrill, Charles F., SKV2c, Charleston, WV [106]
Courtney, Edward M., Y1c, Konawa, OK [21/106]
Cousineau, Donald M., S1c, Watertown, NY [21/106]
Church, Jr., Earl , S1c, Phoenixville, PA [21/106]
Cox, Charles F., ARM3c, Benham, KY
Cox, Robert L., Bkr3c [21/106]
Cozad, R. R., SSMC3c, College Springs, IA
Craig, William J., S2c, Miami, FL
Crane, Raymond M., AM2c, Manchester, IA [21/106]
Crews, Andrew T., S1c, Fort Myers, FL [21/106]
Cristofol, Henry, S1c, Los Angeles, CA
Crist ,Martin J., Jr., BI 106, Rank Unknown
Cristi, Tom (Pisco),AMM2/c, Clearwater, FL
Crosby, Carlton C., S2c
Cross, Richard L., S1c, Ponca City, OK
Crow, George E., Jr., F1c Peoria IL
Culberson, Alexander, ABM1c, Philadelphia, MS [21/106]
Cummins, John C., SSML3c, Jackson, MS
Cunningham, Joseph E.,CMM Paso Robles, CA [21]
Cupka, John J., GM3c, Gary, IN [21/106]
Current, Eugene, BM2c, Puposky, MN [21/106]
Curtis, Jessie W., F1c, Jena, LA [106]
Curtis, John S., S1c, Brooklyn, NY
Curtis, Pearson G., S1c, Avon, NY [21/106]
Cyr, Walter G., S1c  E.Walpol, MA
Czajkowski, John B., SCB2c, Newark, NJ
———————— D ————————
Dahneke, John M., ABM2c, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Daigre, Felton A., StM1c, Baton Rouge, LA [21/106]
Daisley, Walter G., S1c, Detroit, MI
Daley, George P., GM2c, Dorchester, MA [21/106]
Daly, Irvin H., GM1c, Kansas City, KS [21/106]
Dalzell, Billie W., HA1c [106]
Damelin, Robert G., SM2c, Malden, MA [21/106]
Daniel, George B., Jr., S1c, Franklin, GA
Daniel, William B., Jr., S1c, Millen, GA
D’Antuono, Antonio, SC1c, Providence, RI [21/106]
Daphinais, Raymond C., S1c, Amesbury, MA
Dargus, Dominick, AOM2c
Dattillo, F.J., S2c [106]
Dauphinais, Raymond C.,S1c Newberry Port, MA
Davis, Byrant S., StM1c, Philadelphia, PA
Davis, Cunnie, Jr., StM2c, Oakwood, TX
Davis, Herbert, S1c, Monroe, LA
Davis, Norman R., CSK, San Jose, CA
Davis, Stuart A., S2c, St. Paul, MN
Davis, William H., RM1c, Spring Valley CA [21/106]
Davis, William S., S1c, Mystic, IA
Davison, Henry R., GM1c, Wilmington, DE [21/106]
Dawley, Forest E., Bkr3c Kent  WA
Dawson, Robert E., S1c, Knoxville, TN
Day, John W., S1c, Baton Rouge, LA
Dean, Seward L., WT3c, Davenport, IA
DeAngelis, F. J., S2c, San Franicsco, CA
Dearden, Joseph H., SM3c, Allston, MA [21/106]
DeBerry, Robert G., CEM Pomona CA [21/106]
DeBiase, Patsey F., SF2c Dorchester MA
DeCelles, Henry, RM3c
DeDonato, John J., S1c [106]
Deffenbaugh, Robert  J., S2c, Houston, TX [21/106]
Delaney, Jr., Raymond A. , S2c, Pittsburgh, PA
Deleveaux, Leonard O., StM2c, Miami, FL
Delhomme, Louis M., Jr., Y1c, Scott, LA [21]
DeLude, R. P., S1c, Huntington Park, CA
DeMello, Alfred, ABM2c, Oakland, CA [21/106]
Demler, John, S2c, Milwaukee, WI
Dennisuk, Victor, BM2c, Detroit MI [21/106]
Dentone ,James, BM2c, San Francisco, CA [21/106]
DePasquale, Arthur H., HA1c, Milford, MA
DeVanna, Arthur R., RT3c, Vickers, OH [21/106]
Dever, James B., AMM2c, Dorchester, MA [21/106]
DeVito, George A., SM3c Melrose MA [106]
DeVos, George D., S1c, Detroit, MI [21/106]
Dieleman, Clarence R., ABM3c, Sully, IA
Dietzmann, Ernest W., F2c, San Antonio, TX
Difiglia, Charles, TM2c [21/106]
Dionee, Reme L., MoMM1c, Sunnyvale, CA [21/106]
DiProspero, Marie N., S2c
Dishaw, Frederick M., AOM2c [21/106]
Dix, John C., ABM2c, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Dobbins, Jack, S1c, Atlanta, GA [21/106]
Doggett, Cecil J., CM3c, Ryderwood, WA [21/106]
Doherty, Francis X., Y3c E.Sandwich MA [21/106]
Dolan, Edward D., Cox, Klamath Falls, OR [21/106]
Domke, Howard J., S1c, Chicago, IL
Donahue, Bartley, SSML3c, Dorchester, MA [21/106]
Dorriety, James E., S1c, Montgomery, AL [21/106]
Downey, John J., SK2c, Charlestown, MA [21/106]
Downing, W. K., MM1c, Maple Valley, WA [21/106]
Doxtader, Francis G., S1c, Onondago, MI [21/106]
Dozier, Eugene, S1c, Lownley, AL [21/106]
Drahous, Lester R., S1c, Lakefield, MN
Drake, Gordon P., EM3c, Rye Beach, NH
Drake, Phillip S., QM1c, Harwintons, CT [21/106]
Drake, Ralph D., S1c, Council Bluffs, IA
Draper, Clifford D., Y2c, Dalton, NE
Drew, Bert W., SSMB3c, Redmond, OR
Driscoll, John J., WT3c, Donnelson, IA
Dryden, John B., SM1c, Upland, PA
Ducharme, Norman E., S2c, Fitchburg, MA
Duerk, Edwin W., Cox, Parma, OH [21/106]
Duffey, John F., S1c, Grand Prairie, TX
Duffy, James E., S1c, Newark, NJ [21/106]
Duggan, Arthur G., CRM [21/106]
Dugger, Precetha A., Jr., SF3c, Lamesa, TX
Duke, Carlton J., FC3c, St. Paul, MN
Dukes, John L., StM1c, Birmingham, AL
Dulman, Albert L., SK2c, Roxbury, MA [21/106]
Dunbar, Jacob R., Jr., S1c, Erwin, TN
Dunker, Dale A., S1c, Stratford, SD
Durham, Randolph, SK3c, New York, NY
Duval,l Herbert E., SKV3c, Wichita, KS
Dyke, Edward J., S1c, Slocomb, AL
Dykes, Herman C., F1c, Grove Creek, OR
Dzirikge, Charles, S1c, Jersey City, NJ
———————— E ————————
Eades, John R., MM3c, Johnston, CO
Easley, Lawrence W., SK SN, Kansas City, KS
Ebe,l Milton R., AMM3c [21/106]
Eberhardt, E. M., GM1c, Kannapolis, NC [21/106]
Eddy, Cleal G., AMM2c [21/106]
Edgington, Marion O., S1c [21/106]
Edmondson, Kirk R., S1c, Philpot, KY [21/106]
Edwards, Donald D., Cox, Los Angeles, CA [21/106]
Edwards, Othe D., SM1c, Montbello, CA
Edwards, Napoleon B., StM2c
Edwards, R. L., FC2c, Wilmington, NC [21/106]
Efferson, L. T., S1c, Houston, TX
Effinger, Edward T., CSF, Akron, OH [21/106]
Egert, William M., S1c, Kewanee, IL
Ehrsam, James A., S1c, LaCrosse, WI
Eischeid, Gerald O., S1c, Webster City, IA
Elam ,James G., AOM2c Warrington NC [21/106]
Elder, H. Ernest, S1c, Shreveport, LA
Eliogram, T. Peter, S1c, Nashville, TN
Ellingson, John R., EM2c, 
    Amherst Junction, WI [21/106]
Ellis, John D., S1c, Ralston, NE
Ellis, Kenneth G., S1c, Portland, ME
Ellison, Helge, F1c [21/106]
Ellison, Warren H., S2c, Chilhowie, VA
Elmore, James R., S1c, Headland, AL
Elopre, Fernando, CCk [21/106]
Emmerson, V. D., PhoM2c, San Francisco, CA
Erbes, Oscar L., SM1c, St. Clair, MO [21/106]
Ergeson, Charles N., S2c, Seattle, WA
Eriksen, Bjarne I., Ptr1c
Ernest, Clifford R., SM3c
Erwin, Robert E., F1c, Bremerton, WA
Escumbise, Spiridion, Ck3c
Eskel ,Leon G., Cranston, RI
Estabrook, Murray A., S1c, Letts, IA
Evans, Amos J., SC2c [21]
Evans, Fred P., Cox, Bayside, TX
Evans, Raymond, ABM3c, Chicasaw, AL [21/106]
Evers, Louis E., S1c [21/106]
———————— F ————————
Fabian, Frank M., CRM, Rever, MA [21/106]
Fagan, Thomas J., MM2c, Pittsburgh, PA [21/106]
Fairbanks, Earl S., S1c, Houston, TX
Farley, George D., S2c, Ravencliff, WV
Farley, Harold L., AMM3c [21/106]
Farley, John C., ARM3c, Buffalo, NY
Farmer, Samuel J., S1c, Alexander, NC
Farrar, Henry C., S1c, El Centro, CA
Farrel, Melvin M., COX, Fresno, CA [21/106]
Faul, John A., S2c
Fedele, John E., AMM2c [21/106]
Feigenbaum, Paul H., S1c, Pittsburgh, PA
Felder, William G., S1c, Corcoran, CA
Felker, Paul R., SSML2c [21/106]
Fell, M. Joseph, AMM2c [21/106]
Fernandes, Cesar C., Canton, OH [21]
Fickas, James B., SC2c, Bend, OR [21/106]
Fincher, Cecil L., S1c, Remlop, AL [21/106]
Fink, William B., Jr., FC3c, Kansas City, MO
Fiore, Louis P., ETM3c, Ansonia, CT
Firebaugh, James E., EM2c, St. John, KS [21/106]
Fiscus, Lloyd I., MM3c, Whiting, IA
Fisher, Fred A., Cox, Wyandotte, MI [21/106]
Flanders, Jimmy D., S1c [21/106]
Fladland, Gilmore, Y3c, Thompson, ND
Floyd, Herbert A., StM1c, Cantonment, FL [21/106]
Flynn, Chester P., AOM2c [21/106]
Foggetti, William A., PhM3c, Rochester, NY
Foote, Timothy G., RM2c, Beaverkill, NY [106]
Forbes, Edward F., RdM3c, New Orleans, LA
Ford, Robert E., GM3c Creston IA [106]
Ford, Roy L., AOM3c, Orient, IA [21/106]
Fore, Robert L., Rate Unknown, McCory, AR
Foreman, Amos E., GM3c
Forster, Joseph L., S1c, Baton Rouge, LA
Foss, William M., AOM3c [21/106]
Fossum, A. M., SSML1c, La Center, WA [21/106]
Foste,r Charles C., RM3c [21/106]
Fournier, Albert H., Jr., SF2c Westport MA [21/106]
Fowler, Gustus W., ACM
Frame, Earl S., AMMH2c Steele, MO [21/106]
Franks, James O., COX [21]
Frasher, Chester H., SKV2c San Diego CA [21/106]
Freeman, Winfield, AMM2c Fairhaven MA [21/106]
French, June H., S1c
Fry, Wilbur C., WT2c, Salina, KS
Fulcher, James F., S1c, Lowesville, VA
Fuller, John J., Jr., BM2c, Eugene, OR [21/106]
Fusci, Peter A., AMM1c Brookfield CT [21/106]
Fusco, Frank A., AMM1c, Long Island, NY [21/106]
Futrell, Clyde, Mach W, Enid, OK [106]
———————— G ————————
Gadson, Wesley, St3c, Arcadia, FL [21/106]
Gamba, Joe C., ABM1c, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Garber, Paul E., Rank Unknown, Wash, DC
Garcia, Evaristo J., S1c, Orienta, Cuba
Garrett, Ernest L., S2c, Anadarko, OK
Garrett, Joseph, StM1c
Garriott, L. E., MM3c, Jackson Heights, NY [21/106]
Garrison, C. B., TM2c, Stratford, OK [21/106]
Gatta, Antonio L., GM2c, Providence, RI [21/106]
Gately, Robert, Rank Unknown, Quincy, MA
Gauthier, F. R., AMM3c, Pawtucket, RI [21/106]
Gellner, Robert J., AMM1c [21/106]
Gentry, Charles R., BM2c, Hugo, OK [21/106]
Georgeadis, Chrisostomo, RM2c, Tacoma, WA [21/106]
Gephart, G. L., Jr., RT3c, Birmingham, AL
Gerdes, Clyde E., AMM1c, Oakland, CA [21/106]
Giallanza, Joseph, S1c
Gibbs, Melvin L., S2c, Joplin, MO [21/106]
Gibson, Edward W., StM2c [21/106]
Gibson, Lloyd G., CQM, Eau Claire, WI [21/106]
Giesing, Robert L., S1c [106]
Gilliam, Junior, S2c, Rector, AR
Giessler, Robert G., S1c, Sacramento, CA [106]
Gilbertson, Gerald, SA Fairmont MN
Giovanniello, Urbane C., AM3c
Glahn, Herman C., Jr., S1c, Ponca City, OK
Glazer, Herman, EM3c, Philadelphia, PA
Glofelty, Cyril, SA  Murphysboro IL
Gober, Philip B., S1c, Greenbrier, TN [21/106]
Goeller, Raymond J., FC2c, Valley City, ND
Goetz, Joseph, Jr., SF2c, Staten Island, NY [21/106]
Goggans, Harvey G., TM2c
Golebiewski, Henry A., F1c, Pittsburgh, PA
Goodrich, Charles C., F1c, Des Moines, IA
Goodwin, John R., S1c, Anadarko, OK [21/106]
Goos, Jacob W., Jr., TMV3c
Gosby, Eddie, StM1c, Tallahasee, FL [21/106]
Gosseling, Elmer, S2c, Clara City, MN
Gould, David A., S1c, Williamina, OR
Gowden, William A., AOM1c, Camden, NJ
Gragson, James L., Eng. Rm., Shell Knob, MO
Graham, Howard M., Y3c
Graham, Raymond E., S1c, Dodge City, KS
Grant, Herman J., St3c, Georgetown, SC [21/106]
Gray, Clark Dean, EM3c, Cherokee, OK
Grant, Robert A., Cox, Lakeview, OR [21/106]
Green, George R., Cox, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Green, Leo Murphy., S1c, Rossville, GA
Green, Robert W., BM1c, Portland, OR [21/106]
Greene, Joseph H., StM2c
Greer, Jack H., Y1c, Seattle, WA  [21/106]
Griffin, Eugene S., S2c [21]
Griffin, James P., StM1c [21]
Griffin, Richard V., S2c, Brooklyn, NY
Griggs, Richard, S1c
Griswold, William H., S1c, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Grizzard, James H., S2c
Grogan, William S., S2c
Gronau, Paul Victor, EM1c, Battle Creek, NE [21/106]
Groninger, Richard L., SSML3c, Flora, IN [21/106]
Growden, William C., PhM3c, Bedford, PA
Gsatalte,r E. A., BM3c, Williamsport, PA [21/106]
Guay, Leonard B., SCB3c, Lyndonville, VT [21/106]
Guilfoile, W. R., AMM1c, Waterbury, CT [21/106]
Grundaker, Charles E., RT3c, Harrisburg, PA
Gundick, Charles E., Bkr3c, Center Line, MI
Gurr, Wesley E., Bkr3c [21]
Gustafson, George G., RdM1c [21/106]
———————— H ————————
Haak, Curtis R., F1c, Hudson Falls, NY
Hackler, Virgil W., MM3c
Hadsell, Elvin Charles, EM2c
Hagan, W. J., ABM2c, Collingdale, PA [21/106]
Hagel, Ivan W., MM2c, Rogers, MN [106]
Hagenauer, Joseph, S1c, Chicago, IL
Hagist, Richard A., SK3c, Keota, IA
Hair, Ernest C., F1c, Eastman, GA
Hahn,Francis A., AMM3c Richfield MN
Hall, Clifford M., WT1c, Tacoma, WA [21/106]
Hall, Harvey N., F1c, Crestline, OH
Hall, Stanley J., Conneaut, OH
Hamilton, Samuel E., S1c, Tulsa, OK [21/106]
Hamrick, Donald, SF2c Lynwood WA
Hanes, Marvin, Sr., S2c
Hancock, Jackson M., S1c, Killeen, TX
Hanna, LeRoy St., WT3c, Days Creek, OR
Hansen, Lester F., S1c, Viborg, SD
Hanson, John G., F1c, Danville, IL
Hardman, Manuel D., AMM1c, Rockmort, GA [21/106]
Harper, Charles J., S2c, Starkville, MS [21/106]
Harper, Wilford S., S1c, Holton, KS
Harrar, Charles E., S3c
Harrell, William H., S1c, Orchard, WA [21/106]
Harrington, David W., CRT, Hope, AR [21/106]
Harrington, Wallace A., AMM3c, Hope, AR [21/106]
Hart, Kenneth C., SK1c, St. Louis, MO [21/106]
Hartman, E. Edwin, S2c, Detroit, MI
Haselhuhn, Darrell D., S1c, Des Moines, IA
Hassel, Maurice R., Jr., GM3c, Des Moines, IA [106]
Hastings, Gerald L., F1c, Iowa Falls, IA [106]
Hastings, James D., S2c [21/106]
Hathaway, Gene L., S1c, Galion, OH
Havlic, Eugene V., S1c, Kansas City, MO
Haworth, Ray D., SSMT3c, Wathena, KS
Hecht, Edward S., S1c, Bronx, NY
Heeg, Charles E., S1c, Columbus, OH
Heffernan, Michael E., WT3c, Independ., IA
Heide, Robert L., Cox [21]
Heins, Dale R., RM3c, Phillipsburg, NJ
Hellwig Jr., Louis H.,  RM2c, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Henderson, Coleman B., AOM3c [21/106]
Henderson, Marlin M., S2c
Hepting, William B., Cox, Salt Lake City, UT [21/106]
Herbst, Isadore A., CSKD, Oregon City, OR [21/106]
Herman, G. E., Jr., GM3c, Monroeville, NJ [21/106]
Herman, William N., ABN(GA)3c [21/106]
Hernandez, Frank G., QM2c, Houston, TX [21/106]
Hersman, Wiley C., S2c, Sandyville, WV
Hess, Walter H., AMM2c, Plainfield, NJ [21/106]
Heyer, Harvey W., AOMB2c Birchwood WI [21/106]
Hice, Raymond E., AM3c, Perryopolis, PA
Hickey, James K., S2c [106]
Hill, Allen H., S1c, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Hill, Edwin D., Ck3c, Topeka, KS
Hill, William, BM3c
Hitchcock, David J., Rank Unknown, CVE 106
Hoff, Paul F., AOM2c Escondido, CA [21/106]
Hoffman, Frank K., QM3/c Kansas city MO
Holcomb, Ernest A., SK3c, Crenshaw, MS [21/106]
Holland, Linwood E., BN3/c
Hollingsworth, Carl B., F1c
Hollingsworth, T. J., S1c, Parkersburg, WV
Holm, Arne O., SF3c, North Moorhead, MN
Holmes, Marvin G., S1c, Cross Plains, TN [106]
Holmes, Robert P., M3c [21/106]
Holmes, Wendell M., S1c
Hoobler, Norman G., S1c, Jasper, AL [21/106]
Hopson, J. D., Jr., Cox, San Bernardino, CA [21/106]
Hoots, Ted, GM3c, Wilder, ID
Horen, Robert, PhM2c
Horsefield, Albert M., S2c [21/106]
Horton, Richard L., F2c, Clifton Forge, VA
Hospers, Werner A., S1c, Tonawanda, NY
Howington, Wayland F., S2c, Comanche, TX
Hoyt, Irwin, F2c
Huckstep, Joseph F., SF1c [21/106]
Huebler, Lloyd, Rank Unknown, Waltham, MA
Hughes, Freddie D., S2c, Gadley, TX [106]
Hughes, James T., Ptr2c
Hughes, W. J., Jr., F1c, Wesson, MS [106]
Hughey, Richard M., Bug1c, Morrepark, MI
Humphlett, Eugene M., AOM3c [21/106]
Hunt, Lester, SA
Hurdle, Thomas L., RdM3c, Moscow, TN [21/106]
Hurley, Vernon R., F1c, Walhalla, ND [106]
Hurtt, Thomas E., F1c, Dayton, OH
Hutchins John F., AerM2c, Long Island, NY
Hutchinson, James D., S1c, Harlowton, MT [106]
Hutzler, Harry E., BM1c, Oakland, CA [21/106]
Hyder, James B., F2c, Elizabethtown, TN [106]
Hypse, LeRoy E., AMM3c [21/106]
———————— I ————————
William C. Ide, AOM3c [21/106]
Hoyt C. Irwin, F2c, Burlington, IA
Jack A. Iyall, SSMB2c, Olympia, WA [21/106]
———————— J ————————
Jaadan, Phillip N., AMM1c [21/106]
Jablowski, Mike, Rank Unknown
Jackson, Archie O., S1c [21/106]
Jackson, Benjamin F., S2c [106]
Jackson, Charles E., Sk1c, Houston, TX [106]
Jackson, Thornwall O., SK1c, Houston, TX [21/106]
Jacobs, Charles E., S1c, Middlesboro, KY
James, Murray A., S2c
James, Vester L., S1c, Renfroe, AL [21/106]
Jamison, Merle G., SK2c, Pampa, TX [21/106]
Janiewicz, John A., AOM3c, Philadelphia, PA
Jarvis, Robert P., SC3c [21/106]
Jay, Dale A., Y3c, Albion, IA
Jeffs, Robert D., S1c, Salt Lake City, UT
Jenkins, Gilbert R., AMM3c, Wenona, IL
Jenkins, Roland, Sr., Baltimore MD
Johnson, Bruce, ACOM, Shoreline, WA
Johnson, DuWayne L., S1c [106]
Johnson, Frederick B., ACOM, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Johnson, Leonard L., AMM3c [21/106]
Johnson, Matthew, StM1c, Arga, IL
Johnson, Norman G., AM3c [21/106]
Johnson, Onnie C., SSML3c, Willport, AL [21/106]
Johnson, Richard F., S1c Turtle Lake WI
Johnson, Wiley B., S1c, Gary, TX
Johnson, William, Rank Unknown
Johnstone, Glenn R., AMM2/c White Bear Lk MN
Jones, Edsel T., AM2c [21/106]
Jones, Harold E., AMM3c, Hull, GA [106]
Jones, John H., AOM3c Baltimore MD [21/106]
Jones, Lester W., BM1c [21/106]
Jones, Raymond L., WT3c Englewood CO
Jones, Robert L., S1c
Jordan, L. T., S2c [21/106]
Joshua, Edmond, S1c [21/106]
Junior, Carl A., CFC
———————— K ————————
Kadish, Chet, Rank Unknown, Shelton, CT
Kaloupek, Robert D., F1c, Toledo, IA
Kattlove, Litman L., SK2c, Chicago, IL [21/106]
Katz, J. Jack, F1c, Bronx, NY
Kearl ,Theo J., BM1c, Laketown, UT [21/106]
Keezer, Elmer L., S2c, Wanbrun, MN [106]
Keiser, John W., AMM2c [21/106]
Keller, Billy R., RdM2c, Lowell, AZ [21/106]
Keller, Lester P., SF3c, Grant, AL [21/106]
Kemp, James W., S1c, Nashville, TN [21/106]
Kendall, Russell L., WT3c, Marshalltown, IA
Kennedy, Clinton V., MM1c, Kelso, WA [21/106]
Kenney, James D., FC3c, South Haven, MI
Kenyon, James A., MM3c, Quincy, MA
Kerr, Edward T., S1c, New York, NY [21/106]
Kessle,r Bernard, S1c, Bronx, NY
Key, James W., S1c, Lamb, KY [21/106]
Keys, Walter A., StM3c, Chicago, IL [21/106]
Kibash, James P., MM3c [21]
Kieszek, Walter S., S1c East Hmpton MA
Killgore, Ellis M., ETM3c, Lisbon, PA
Kimball, Robert B., MM3c, Marathon, TX [21/106]
Kimberlin, Emmett H., MM1c, Fullerton, CA [21/106]
Kimmel, Robert  E., GM1c [21/106]
King, Charles A., F1c, Edgemont, PA
King, Earl T., Jr., FC2c [21/106]
King, John H., ACMM, Bristol, RI
King, Major P., RT2c, Sanford, FL
King, Orlynn, F1c, Dodson, TX
King, Rex Travis, S1c McKinney, TX
King, Roy T., S1c, Brockwood, TX
Kirk, James J., RdM2c, Summerdale, PA
Kirkland, Edgar L., Jr., F1c, Springville, AL
Kirkpatrick, J. Harold, S1c [21/106]
Kirkman, Warren W., S2c, Hornsby, TN
Kirkner, Elmer H., S1c, Pulaski, VA
Kirkner, Elmer L., S2c [106]
Kiser, Earl H., S2c
Kissner, Jack H., F1c, Indianapolis, IN
Kiste, Edward H., S1c, Portland, OR [106]
Kitchens, Felix A., BM2c, Philadelphia, PA
Klecker, Leon Henry, WT1c, Watertown, WI [21/106]
Klein, Mathis J., Jr., S1c, Springtown, TX
Kleiber, H. C. A., Cox, Marysville, OH [21/106]
Kleven, A. C., Rank Unknown, Mt. Vernon, WA
Klempfner, Milton J., SF2c [21/106]
Klinger, Lloyd H., F2c, Rawson, OH
Knapp, James, Jr., RM3c, Wyncote, PA [21/106]
Kneeves, Leslie, GM2c [21/106]
Knowles, Charles C., MM2c, Toppenish, WA [21/106]
Knox, Matthew A., SC3c [21/106]
Kluss, Edward V., RM3c, Rochester, NY [21/106]
Kneip, Gilbert F., EM2c, Canton, OH [21/106]
Knight, Fred S., Rank Unknown, Seattle, WA
Knutson, Arne E., F1c, Kingsford, MI [21/106]
Kobb, Donald A., AMM1c [21/106]
Kodman, Steven, EM1c, Rahway, NJ [21/106]
Koivu, Theodore J., S1c, Merrahga, MN [21/106]
Kolhoss, Munsey L., AOMT3c, Fallon, NV [21/106]
Kon, Michael, EM3c [21/106]
Koonce, Wilburn L., S2c, Saskwa, OK [21/106]
Koski, James R., S2c
Kralj, George J., AMM2c, Watsonville, CA [21/106]
Kramer, Harold F., Bkr2c [21/106]
Kraus, Vincent, CEM, Appleton, WI [21/106]
Kring, T. M., SM3c, Beverly Hills, CA [21/106]
Krische, Matthew, FC2c, Eau Claire, WI [21/106]
Krolczyk, Johnnie J., S1c, Rosenberg, TX
Kroner, Lawrence R., CEM, Chicago, IL [21/106]
Krueger, Theodore R., AerM1c, 
    Cape Girardeau, MO [21/106]
Kulas, Engelbert A., AMM2c [21/106]
Kulik, Edward G., EM3c, Brooklyn, NY [21/106]
Kvatintz, Hyman, AMM1c, St. Paul, MN [21/106]
Kvien, Maurice S., QM3c
———————— L ————————
LaBar, Robert G., S1c, Dallas, OR
Lackey, Floyd C., MM2c, Mooresville, NC [21/106]
LaFaire, George F., Jr., S2c, Chicago, IL
Lago, Joseph D., SF2c, Niles, CA [21/106]
LaFon, Donald C., S2c [106]
Lagan, Lawrence R., GM2c
Lair, Allen H., S1c
Lambert, Charles L., FC3c, Montello, NV
Lambert, R. E., FC3c, St. Regis Park, NY [21/106]
Lampi, Waino, S1c
Land, Charles L., Y1c, Bamberg, SC
Landry, Lavern E., MM1c, Galvey, LA [21/106]
Lange, Ralph W., F1c, Elgin, IL
Lapeyrolerie, Arlie J., Jr., AOM1c [21/106]
Lapon, Donald C., S2c [106]
Lash, Robert T., SC2c, Los Angeles, CA [21/106]
LaSalle, Frederick M., S1c
Lauderdale, John D., StM2c
Lawson, Charles F., S1c [106]
LeBeaux, T. L., StM2c, New Orleans, LA
Lee, Norman C. CRdM, Easton, PA [21/106]
Lee, Wayne J., GM2c
Leeks, Alfred, Jr. AEM3c [21/106]
Leet, Kenneth W., Y2c, Bingen, WA [21/106]
Leger, Francis J. Greenville NH
Lentz, Herbert J., Jr., Warminster, PA [21]
Lentz, Howard O., PR1c Lake Havasu City AZ [21/106]
Leonard, Gene, S2c
Levy, Jacob, SK1c
Leonard, John H., AerM2c [21/106]
Lewandowski, laude, SA
Lewey ,James L., SF3c, Tuscumbia, AL [21/106]
Lewis, Russell V., RT1c, Westville, IN
Liberty, George E., MM2c, San Gabriel, CA [21/106]
Lightfoot, Lester F., S1c, Polk, MO
Lileks, Ralph H., MoMM1c Fargo ND
Lindgren, Francis J., RT1c, Brooklyn, NY [21/106]
Lindsey, Ralph V., MM2c, Pomona, KS
Lingle, Monroe C., S1c, Pollard, AK
Lindsey, Wilbern L., F2c, Atoka, TN
Litolff, Edwin W., S1c, New Orleans, LA
Logue, J. F., CPHM, Miami, FL
Logsdon, James M., WT3c, Kaw City, OK
Long, Freddie E., S1c, Oklahoma City, OK
Long, Otis M., AOM3c Linthicum MD
Long, James D., S2c, Fort Worth, TX
Lookretis, James L., S1c [106]
Logsdon, James M., WT3c, Kaw City, OK
Lopshire, Herbert L., HA2c, San Diego, CA
Lord, Robert E., S2c, Alberta, LA
Lorentzen, Elmer C., ACRM, Seaside, OR [21/106]
Lowery, Robert L., Rank Unknown
Lows ,Joseph E., GM3c
Love, William V., F2c, Granite City, IL
Lovejoy, L. W., ARM2c, Griffithville, WV
Lowe, Joe, GM2/c
Luchini, Primo J., S1c, Harrison, ID
Lueder, Richard R., Bug1c, Homewood IL [21]
Luetger, Ralph, CMM, Clearwater, CA [21/106]
Lump Jr., Edward J, SSML3c, Chicago, IL
Lybarger, Chester C., SC1c
Lyles, J. T., S1c, Utica, OK [106]
Lund, Ronald C., S1c Wanamingo MN
Lyman, Thomas , S1c, Boston, MA
———————— M ————————
Macaluso, James, AMM3c, Chicago, IL
Macholan, Wilfred J., GM3c [106]
MacQuaide, N. M., AMM2c, Elizabeth, NJ
Madison, Lawrence V., Jr., GM2c [106]
Magnuson, Lloyd W., AMM2c Chattaroy WA
Major, Jack A., AMMI3c, Elgin, IL [21/106]
Malavenda, Russell Orazio “Rocky”, AMM 3/C
Maldonado, Alfredo F., S1c [21/106]
Maldy, Jack R., Rank Unknown
Male, Thorman E., SF3c, Scotia, NY [21/106]
Mandozzi, Phillip, S2c [21/106]
Manglona, Manuel C., Sk2c
Manley, Morris G., PR3c, Calhoun Falls, SC
Manning, Vinton W., GM2c, Tacoma, WA [21/106]
Marchionni, Andy J., ABM3c, Yonkers, NY [106]
Marinello, Chris P., S2c
Marino, Frederick J., Jr., GM2c [21/106]
Marstrand, Robert F., S1c, Fort Worth, TX
Martin Andres, N., Bkr2c, Sunnyvale, CA [21/106]
Martin, Cleve T., Jr., MMR1c, Meriden, KS [21/106]
Martin, Leon J., PhM2c,Grants Pass, OR [21/106]
Martin, Lester S., S2c [21/106]
Martin, Richard W., GM3c, Reno, NV
Martin, Waymon J., St3c, San Diego, CA
Martin, Wilbur J., F1c, Sutherland, IA
Maslanka, Stanley J.,RM3c [21/106]
Massay, Bill, PR Willingboro NJ
Masters, George T., S2c Lake Havasu AZ
Mastrangelo, Louis D., S1c [21/106]
Mathais, Cecil, Rank Unknown
Mather, Charles G., S1c, Trenton, NJ
Mathis, Robert J., AOM1c Lafayette LA [21/106]
Mayo, Norwood S., CWT, Swanquarter, NC [21/106]
McAffee, R. H., CWT, Baldwin Park, CA
McArt, George R., CTMV
McBride, Donald H., GM1c, Plattsmouth, NE [21/106]
McCall, Cecil E., QM2c [21/106]
McCalla, James S., S1c, Minneapolis, MN
McCann, Robert T., AOM3c, Inverness FL [21]
McCavitt, A. T., MM3c, Lawrence, MA
McClung, Elmer, St3c, Walkers Mill, PA
McCollum, Gerald W., SK1c, Tacoma, WA [21/106]
McCoy, Charles R., GM3c, Chattaroy, WV [21/106]
McCue, Donald H., Cox [21/106]
McCullough, Calvin W., AM3c [21/106]
McDaniel, Darrall N., EM3c [21]
McDonald, Gerald R., TM3c Kalamazoo MI [21]
McDonald, James A., S1c, Poulen, GA
McDonald, R. J., ABM2c, Winthrop, MA [21/106]
McDonald, R. E., Jr., ABM1c, Clemens, MI
McGhghy, H. D., AMM3c, Orleans, NE [21/106]
McGilton, Earl F., RdM3c, Kansas City, KS
McKay, Harry, AMMI3c, Cable, WI [21/106]
McKenney, Albert L., FC2c [21/106]
McKinley, Lyle K., S1c, Richfield, UT
McKinney, Guy H., CMM, Lynnville, IN [21/106]
McLain, Charles C., S1c, Montgomery, AL [21/106]
McLain, Kenneth D., S1c Hutchinson MN
McMahaman, Robert F., S1c, Buhl, ID
McManus, Preston T., SM3c, Chickasaw, AL [21/106]
McMath, Irwin A., CWT Fresno CA
McMillan, Ray E., S1c, Memphis, TN
McMurrey, Ira L., ABM1c, Ft. Worth, TX [21/106]
McNabb, Fred J., Jr., S1c, Phoenix, AZ
McNamara, Charles W., S2c [21/106]
McNatt, James R., SSML1c, Bemis, TN [21/106]
McQuiddy, Billy G., SM3c, Rocky River, OH
Medaglia, Frank, AMM2c Medical Lake WA
Medley, Hubert, Ck2c, Natholic, VA
Meek, Dee V., RdM3c, Rankin IL
Meineke, Morton M., SK1c, Austin, TX
Melillio, Frank F., S1c, Yonkers, NY
Melnick, Walter W., Cox, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Mendiola, Reginald F., Cox, Las Vegas NV [106]
Mercer, Thomas A., S2c, Montgomery, AL [21/106]
Merchant, Carlos E., S2c [21/106]
Merenuk, Victor, S1c, Pontiac, MI
Merril, Donald E., AMM2c [21/106]
Merritt, Collins F., S1c, Montgomery, AL [21/106]
Messinger, William K., TM2c, Sunbury, PA [21/106]
Metcalf, Arthur O., S1c, Williard, OH
Meyer, Henry A., EM2c, [21]
Meyers, Harry K., S1c
Meyers, Robert K., AOM3c
Meyers, Willis W., S2c [21/106]
Nicholas M. Miketinac, CSP [21/106]
Paul F. Milhollan, CQM, Bismarc, ND
Conrad T. Miller, S1c Tequesta FL
Edward Miller, PhM1c, Minneapolis, MN [21/106]
George T. Miller, TM1c, Fairfax, OK [21/106]
Jack Miller, S1c [21/106]
James O. Miller, S1c [21/106]
John D. Miller, AMMP3c, Reading, PA [21/106]
Jule P. Miller, Jr., S1c
William R. Miller, EM3c [21]
Albert William Millham, EM3c, Temple City CA [21]
Herbert E. Millhouse, S1c, Flint, MI [106]
Anthony J. Mitchell, CGM [21/106]
James J. Mitchell, Jr., GM2c, Morrisville, PA [21/106]
Marvin M. Mitchell, GM2c
ike Mitchell, GM2c
Charles E. Mixson, S2c [21/106]
Warren D. Moen, SK3c
Ralph Montesinos, S2c
Mack L. Montgomery, S1c, Conway, SC [21/106]
William C. (Monty) Montgomery, EM2c [21]
Charles J. Monti, SC1c, St. Louis, MO [21/106]
B. L. Mooney, SSMC2c, Rochester, NY
Curtis Moore, StM1c, Dallas, TX [21/106]
Donald A. Moore, F1c, Muskegon, MI
George W. Moore, S1c, Graton, CA [21/106]
Jackson A. Moore, AM2c, Eugene, OR [21/106]
John O. Moore, TM1c [106]
Dario Mora, S1c, Duran, NM [21/106]
Charles E. Morey, S2c, Boston, MA
James W. Morgan, StM2c
John M. Morrisroe, FC2c, Brooklyn, NY [21/106]
L. A. Morrissey, Jr., FCO3c, Nashville, TN
William F. Mort, RdM3c, New Castle, PA
Joseph F. Mowrey, Y3c
Joseph P. Mowrey, S2c [106]
Jay C. Mrazek, S1c, Frontier, WY [21/106]
Robert William Mullens, EM2c [21]
Harvey L. Murdock, GM3c Salt Lake City UT
James E. Murphy, ACEM(AA) Cape Coral FL
Ralph F. Musella, F1c
Emory M. Musselwhite, Jr., S1c, Monroe, NC [21/106]
David F. Myers, EM3c, Somerville, TN [21/106]
James Myers, Y2c
James D. Myers, S1c, St. Charles, VA
Robert K. Myers, AOM3c [106]
———————— N ————————
Nanney, William D., S1c, Henry, TN
Naylor, Boyd E., S1c [21/106]
Nealey, Hermon H., PhoM2c
Nee, John J., PhM3c, East Boston, MA
Nelson, Harold D., Jr., F1c, Taylor, MS
Nelson, Quentin H., SKD3c Dana Pt. CAl.
Niblock, Thomas F., F1c Rockville MD
Nicholls, Blaine M., F1c, Randolph, UT
Nicholson, Paul W., AM3c Ipswich MA [21/106]
Nicolini, George W., Cox, New York, NY [21/106]
Nielsen, Russell E., F1c Fort Collins Col.
Nipper, James E., RM3c Uriah AL
Noblett, James G., S1c, LaFeria, TX
Noone, Francis J., S1c [21/106]
Nolan, Cornelius T., SF3c, Brooklyn, NY
Nordstrom, James A., S1c, Beaumont, TX [21/106]
Norman, John W., S1c, Inwood, NY [21/106]
Norman, John R., S1c, Galax, VA [21/106]
Nottingham, Gerald H., GM3c, Cass, WV [21/106]
Nowikowski, Bernard, ABM3c, Chicago, IL [21/106]
———————— O ————————
O’Bernier, Walter E., S1c, Waterbury, CT [21/106]
O’Brien, Charles P., S1c, Clifton Forge, VA [21/106]
O’Brien, James J., S1c
O’Brien, Cornelius J., S1c [21/106]
O’Brien, James J., Ptr2c, Philadelphia, PA [21/106]
O’Brien, James J., S1c [21/106]
O’Connell, R. E., RdM2c, Clifton Springs, NY [21/106]
O’Connor, Dennis J., EM3c [21]
O’Connor, John J., SK2c, Chicago, IL
O’Dell, James H., F2c, Hiwassee, VA [106]
O’Donnell, Ervin I., S1c, Harrisburg, PA [21/106]
O’Grady, Thomas F., Jr., EM3c Chicago IL
O’Grodnik, R. A., AerM2c, Schenectady, NY [21/106]
O’Hern, Thomas J., EM3c
O’Keefe, Harry E., QM1c, Philadelphia, PA [21/106]
O’Keefe, Wilbur F., S1c
O’Rourke, Edward J., SC3c, Long Island, NY
O’Rourke, F. X., RdM2c, Mount Vernon, NY [21/106]
O’Shea, Clarence J., RdM3c [21/106]
O’Neill, Edward, ARM3c [21/106]
O’Neil, Francis M., S1c [106] [21/106]
O’Neil, William J., RdM2c, Troy, NY
Obartuck, Louis C., ABM3c,Warren, MA
Oborn, Richard E., WT2c, Bueyrus, OH [21/106]
Oesterle, W. H., WT2c, Upper Darby, PA
Ogle, Hubert Clinton, EM1c [21] [21/106]
Oliver, Robert L., S1c, Phillipston, MA [21/106]
Olsen, Ralph W., AOM1c Eugene OR [21/106]
Olsen, Robert W., S1c, Chicago, IL [21/106]
Olson, Oscar F., AOM2c Minneapolis MN [21/106]
Orchel, John, CMM
Ord, Melvin G., F1c, Council Bluffs, IA
Ord, Donald E., SK3c, Silver City, IA
Orem, Harry L., MM3c Merrill OR
Orin, Solano S., AMM3c, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Orsini, Albert, EM3c, Waterbury, CT
Osborne, John F., Jr., SKD1c, Jamaica, NY [21/106]
Ostermiller, H. H., AM3c, Billings, MT [21/106]
Otteson, Kermit L., RdM3c, Hawick, MN
Otto, Herbert R., MM2c [21/106]
Overstreet, George P., Jr., CRM [21/106]
Overstreet, Robert L., S1c [21/106]
Owen, Eugene F., Y1c [21/106]
Owen, James B., AMM1c [21]
Owens, Bennie G., PhM1c, Parsons, KS [21/106]
———————— P ————————
Pace, Edward W., EM2c, Waterbury, CT [21/106]
Pacholec, F. J., AOMT3c, Hamtramck MI [21/106]
Padgett, Robert R., S1c, Washington, DC [21/106]
Page, Bedford J., GM2c, Ruffin, NC [21/106]
Palmer, Donald O., SK3c, Finlayson, MN
Pangelinan, Joe C., SC1c, Agara, Guam
Paradise, Joseph P., S1c, Troy, NY [21/106]
Parnell, Edward C., S2c [21/106]
Parsons, Ralph M., Jr., S1c, Wyoming, PA
Parsons, Richard, SF3c, Wyoming, PA [21/106]
Passarino, Angelo D., WT3c, Santa Cruz, CA [106]
Patashnick, E., SK3c, North Adams, MA
Patchen, Charles W., WT3c, Jetmore, KS
Paterson, Irwin G., EM1c, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Patsenka, Edward J., Cox, Kingston, PA [21/106]
Pattat, Clarence E. Jr., EM2c, Stanton, TN [21/106]
Patterson, Alvin H., EM1c [21]
Patterson, Irwin G., EM1c, Yakima, WA
Patterson, Roy S. L., ParV3c [21/106]
Paul, James G., Y2c, Tacoma, WA [21/106]
Paulson, Clarence D., CM3c, Waseca, MN [106]
Pavliska, Raymond V., S1c [21/106]
Pederson, Orlyn J., F1c, Fergus Falls, MN
Peifer, Marvin W., SC3c, Allentown, PA [21/106]
Pellettiere, Salvatore D., S2c Bronx NY [21/106]
Pelz, Albert L., S1c, Tucson, AZ
Penton, Ernest, S2c Lutz FL
Perkins, Lamont W., Bkr3c, Richmond, RI [21/106]
Perna, John J., GM3c, Mount Vernon, NY [21/106]
Perri, Gus F., S1c, Philadelphia, PA [21/106]
Peronne, Anthony, Cox, Brooklyn, NY [21/106]
Perry, Frank, SC2c Santa Clara CA [21/106]
Perry, Jimmie R., St1c, Amite, LA [21/106]
Petersen, LeVern V., S1c, Council Bluffs, IA
Petersen, Marvin G., GM3c, Eureka, UT [21/106]
Peterson, E. L., RdM3c, Bell Gardens, CA
Peterson, James L., AMM2c [21/106]
Peterson, Michael J., ACMM [21/106]
Peterson, Walter L., S2c [21/106]
Peterson, William A., SC3c, Belcourt, ND
Petrauski, Frank L., SF3c, Sheboygan, WI
Petry, Bernard A., RdM3c, Flushing, NY [21/106]
Pettis, Edward B., S1c [21/106]
Pettit, John E., MoMM3c
Peusner, Barry D., Dallas TX [21/106]
Pfisterer, Leo E., CMM, Swissvale, PA [21/106]
Phelps, Frederick A., S1c, Mansfield, MA
Phillips, John F., RdM3c, Midland, PA
Phillips, L. H., AMM3c, East Herkimer, NY [21/106]
Phillips, William C., F2c
Pickering, Powell, GM2c, El Dorado, AR [21/106]
Pierce, Holt D., PhM3c, Ericson, NE
Pierce, Robert H., S1c [21/106]
Pierce, Russell L., S1c, Salina, OK
Pileggi, Frank, Bkr., Ocean City, NJ
Piper, William A., F1c, New York, NY [21/106]
Pippin, Glenn, S1c, Iowa Falls, IA
Pirro, D. A., ABM3c, Yonkers, NY
Pisani, Bruno A., S1c
Pisco, Thomas A., AMM3c [21/106]
Pitt,, Norman, S2c, Mahwah, NJ [21]
Platon, Lauro E., AMM3c
Pleasnick, S. E., MM3c, Garfield Heights, OH
Prajzner, Bruno, AMM3c, Philadelphia, PA [21/106]
Price, Samuel I., GM3c, Camden, NJ [21/106]
Price, John W., Y1c, Napa, CA [21/106]
Price, Arthur, CBM [21]
Plesha, Matthew, F1c
Popoli, L. J., ABM2c, Baltimore, MD [21/106]
Poris, Phillip, MAM2c, Brooklyn, NY [21/106]
Postolowski, George, MoMM2c, Bronx, NY [21/106]
Porenta, Raymond G., AMM3c
Potoski, Joseph L., AMM3c, Pittston, PA [21/106]
Potter, Herbert A., MM3c, Rochester, NY [21]
Powell, John S., Jr., F1c, Amelia, VA
Powell, Walter E., AMM2c Rockford. IL [21/106]
Powers, Harry W., S1c
Poythbress, Ralph L., S1c, Henderson, NC
Prickard, Howard F., Jr., Rank Unknown
Prickett, Harold V., EM1c Trinity Center CA [21/106]
Pritchard, Norwin, S1c
Procopio, William, Jr., S1c
Proctor, Bernard O., StM1c, Washington, DC
Proulx, M. J., ABM3c, Epping, NH
Pruett, James W., AMM3c [21/106]
Pupino, Joseph R., S1c [21/106]
Purpura, George J., F1c, Rochester, NY [21/106]
Purviance, Sherman P., StM1c
Pusateri, Anthony J., MM1c, Avon, NY [106]
Putney, Richard W., CRT, Ashland, OR [21/106]
———————— Q ————————
Quilici, Dino L., AMM2c Crockett CA [21/106]
———————— R ————————
Raczkowski, Walter J., S1c
Raisgard, Helge, F1c [21]
Ramage Jr., A. J., RdM3c, Birmingham, AL [106]
Ramsey, Ralph G., AMM2c, Glendale, AZ [21/106]
Randolph, Earl E., S2c Nauvoo AL [21/106]
Ranes, Charles P., S1c, Newport, OR
Ravnik ,Frank N., EM3c [21]
Reber, Kenneth R., MM1c, Schuykill, PA [21/106]
Record, John C., SK3c [21]
Redersheimer, L. V., ABM1c, Birmingham, AL [21/106]
Reed, Stewart H., S2c, Humpstead, MD
Reed, G. S., ABM3c, Port Angeles, WA [21/106]
Reefe, William, Aerographer Aurora CO
Reese, David L., Jr., Wilmington DE
Reilly, Richard E., TMV2c, Parkdale, OR
Reuter, Eugene F., S1c, Dumont, ND [21/106]
Reutlinger,Walter J., AEM2c Lindenhurst NY [21/106]
Revard, Franklin W.,AEM3c Anaheim CA [21/106]
Reynolds, William R., S1c,Trinidad,CO
Rhiner, Emmet M., F1c, Marshalltown, IA
Rice, Richard S., S1c, Waterford, PA
Richardson, Arthur, Quartsite AZ
Richardson, Durston G., Jr., RdM3c, Bal. Hghts, CZ
Rickman, Ollie W., MM1c, Calendonia, MS [21/106]
Ridenhour, Roy L., Cox [21/106]
Ringer ,Fred R., EM2c
Rini ,Frank G., ETM3c, Freeport, NY
Rismiller, George F., SC3c, Hamburg, PA [21/106]
Ritchey, James C., AMM1c, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Ritchie, Earl J., S1c
Robbins, James E., S2c Malott WA [21/106]
Robinson, Blaine O., CM1c Punta Gorda FL [21]
Robertson, Kenneth A., MMR3c, Sioux City, IA [106]
Rock, Joseph L., WT3c, Lynn, MA [21/106]
Rodriquez, Fabian, Cox, Bernalillo, NM [21/106]
Rogne, Gerald E., RM1c, Dazey, ND [21/106]
Romano, John V., S1c, Hempstead, NY [21/106]
Romo, Edgar, S1c, San Benito, TX
Rood ,Donald R., S2c, Rutherford, NJ
Rork, Elwood C., F1c, Santa Monica, CA
Roskey, Francis, SKV2c, Perth Amboy, NJ [21/106]
Ross, Richard H., EM2c, Omaha NE
Ross, Samuel M., EM2c Whittier CA [21/106]
Rossi, Edward T., S1c, Bayonne, NJ [21/106]
Rostek, Leonard J., WT2c, Terra Haute, IN
Roth, Henry H., WT1c, Brooklyn, NY [21/106]
Roy, Laurent G., AEM1c
Rucker, Robert P., S1c, Lima, OH
Rude, Darrel D., PR2c [21/106]
Rutledge, William M., SKD2c, Dallas, TX [21/106]
Rydzewski, George, Cox, Newark, NJ [21/106]
Rzeczycki, A. B., WT2c, Claremont, NH
———————— S ————————
Sabine, Roy R., F1c, Bangor, ME [21/106]
Sainsbury, Newell L., EM1c Vallejo. CA
Salioy, Bela, S1c
Sanders, Floyd E., Cox, Indianapolis, IN
Sands, John K., FC3c, Washington, DC
San Filippo, Tony S., S1c [21/106]
Sansouci, Joseph, S1c
Santantonio, George, S2c
Santos, Joe, MM3c, Westley, CA
Santos, E. J., AMM2c, W. Sacramento, CA [21/106]
Santos, Joe, MM3c, Westley, CA
Savransky, Bernard, PNC Lancaster PA
Saxe, Harold J., PR2c [21] [21/106]
Schatz, Anton M., BM1c, Spokane, WA
Scheidler, Donald R., S1c [21/106]
Schertzer, Ray D., SCB1c [21/106]
Schlinker, John J., S1c [21]
Schmidt, Lester A., EM2c, Watertown, WI [21/106]
Schmidt, R. J., AMM1c, Rockaway Beach, NY
Schmoker, Wallace, Ptr1c [21/106]
Schneider, Oscar, Rank Unknown
Schnorr, William G., S1c, Duluth, MN
Schrader, Howard L., F1c, Knoxville, IA
Schulze, Francis J., Bkr2c, Trenton, NJ [21/106]
Scott, Grady J., CM1c, Rockvale, TN [21/106]
Semeraro, Joseph J., S1c [21/106]
Senft, Robert J., AMM2c [21/106]
Secof, Al, S2c
Shafer, William L., S1c
Shannon, John L., S2c Jackson FL
Shapiro, Martin, AOM2c [106]
Sharak, Harry R., RM3c, Elmira, NY [21/106]
Sharp, Marion H., CSM [21/106]
Shaub, Melvin H., S2c [21/106]
Shellem, James J., QM2c, Drexel Hill, PA [21/106]
Shaw, William A, SC2c, Bremerton, WA [21/106]
Shierts, Donald O., S1c, Sacramento, CA [106]
Shea, Melvin E., CQM, Milford, CT [21/106]
Shea, John A., SF3c, Bayonne, NJ [21/106]
Sheets, Clifford O., S1c, Othello, NC [21/106]
Sheperd, James, CK3c, Fort Worth, TX [21/106]
Shepke, George E., MM3c Vero Beach FL
Shelton, Gordon C., RM2c, Oakland, CA
Shelton, James R., S2c
Shire, John J., EM3c [21]
Shirey, George B., S2c, Rochester, NY [106]
Shope, Howard W., CEM Pendleton OR
Shortridge, Harold, Bridge Talker, [21]
Silvola, Charles V., S1c, Virginia, MN
Silvia, Manuel, Jr., SF1c Somerset MA [21]
Simcic, James M., ABM(PH)3c, Tampa, FL [21/106]
Simms, Harold R., BM2c, Attleboro, MA [21/106]
Simpson, Edwin F., PhM3c, Jackson, OH [21/106]
Sisley, Marion D.,ETM3c, Alliance, NE [106]
Skartvedt, Kenneth E., S1c, Radcliffe, IA
Slavin, John J., S1c [21/106]
Slivka George, WT2c, Carteret, NJ [21/106]
Sloan, Wallace V., BM1c, Nashville, TN [21/106]
Smith, Glenn E., ART1c, Spokane, WA [21]
Smith, Hoyt L., PhM3c, Monroe, OK [106]
Smith, Lowell G., CSM, Astoria, OR [21/106]
Smith, Malcolm L., S1c, Elba, AL [21/106]
Smith, M. H., AMM3c, Long Beach, CA
Smith, Marvin W., AG3c Little CO
Smith, Rexol R., RdM2c, Fayetteville, AR
Smith, Richard F., FC1c, Salem, OH
Smith, Richard J., Ptr1c, Minneapolis, MN
Smith, Robert E., S1c [21/106]
Smith, Vernon J., AM1c [21/106]
Smith, Wilfred S., F1c, Lansing, TN
Smith, Willie C., StM1c, Streetman, TX [21/106]
Snediker, C. J., S2c, Richmond Hill, NY
Somers, Richard E., EM1c, Redding, CA
Spalletta, Tom, F2c [21/106]
Spencer, Robert A., S2c, Brooklyn, NY [21/106]
Shanahan, William M., TM2c, Balt., MD [21/106]
Spillane, Charles, S2c [21/106]
Sprague, John, EM1c Apple Valley MN [21]
Sprague, Orrin(Jack), AMM2c, Denver, CO [21]
Sprouse, James D., S2c, Craigsville, VA
Squire, Warren, AMM3c, Irvington, NY
Stahlin,, Charles Robert, AMM2c [21/106]
Stallings, William C., Y3c, East Prairie, MO
Stankey, Roger A., AMM3c
Stanley, Irvin E., ABM3c Augusta SC
Stark, Clifford F., MM2c, Kearney, NJ [21/106]
Stark, James, F2c, Pleasant Ridge, MI
Starr, Rudolph F., Jr., SM2c, Chicago, IL
St. Clair, Robert N., S1c, Snohomish, WA
St. Clair, Walter H., S2c
Steen, Leo L., QM3c, Vicksburg, MS
Sherdahl, Robert B., BM2c, Seattle, WA [21/106]
Steingas Jr., Daniel, QM3c, Medina, OH [21/106]
Stephenson, Bennie, F2c
Stetson, George F., S1c [21]
Stephenson, Floyd R., S2c, Bay City, MI [21/106]
Stevens, Richard, PN2c Port Angles WA
Stevens, Wilson R., GM3c
Stevenson, Charles, EM3c [21/106]
Steward, Albert C., EM3c Klamath Falls OR
Stewart, James T., SSMB3c, Anthers, OK
Stewart, Malcolm C., MM3c
Stocks, Donald A., Cox, South Haram, ME [21/106]
Stone, Boyd S., S1c, Corvallis, OR
Story, Daniel A., CSF, Augusta, ME
Strickland, Alvin W., S1c, Pineland, TX [21/106]
Strouse, Stanley W., GM, Phillipsburg, PA [21/106]
Struck, John A., S1c [21/106]
Studzinski, Edward T., S2c
Suitter ,Warren W., S1c Sherman Station ME
Sullivan, Robert J., GM3c, New York, NY [21/106]
Suprey, John F., Jr., GM3c, Lowell, MA [21/106]
Swails, Harold L., AOMB2c [21/106]
Swartsvedt, Kenneth E., S1c, Marshall Town, IA
Swecker, Harry J., EM2c
Sweeney, R. L., S1c, Porcupine, Ont., Canada [21/106]
Sweet, Francis W., CSK [21/106]
Swiantek, Frank, AMMP1c, Cleveland, OH [21/106]
Sybers, Ronald, Y3c Virgina Beach VA
———————— T ————————
Tabbert, Lyle A., S1c, Eldorado, WI
Taff, Theodore J., QM3c, Washington, DC [21/106]
Takacs, Alexander A., ACMM Seattle, WA [21/106]
Taveroni, Leno J., S2c, New York, NY [21/106]
Tamulonis, Peter A., AOM2c, Nashua, NH [106]
Tate, Clifford, Jr., S1c, Birmingham, AL
Tate, Warren D., Jr., WT3c, Providence, RI
Taylor, Arthur W. GM3c, Norfolk, MA [21/106]
Taylor, Blaine, EM2c Yakima WA [21]
Taylor, Clarence, StM1c, Alexandria, VA
Taylor, Don A., ABM(GA)3c, Spanish Fork, UT [21/106]
Taylor Jr., Robert, AMMH2c Cincinatti OH [21/106]
Tegarden, W. H., ABM(PH)2c, Kelso, WA [21/106]
Terhune, Richard R., AOM1c Warrensburg NY [21/106]
Terry, Curtis N., CK1c, Pittsburgh, PA [21/106]
Tharp, Art, Rank Unknown, Webster Springs, WV
Theis, John, EM3c [21]
Thibodeaux, Milton, S1c Lafayette . GA [21/106]
Thierry, Virgil E., S1c, Topeka, KS
Thomas, Clark, York, PA
Thomas, Ferris R., ART2c
Thomas, Nathaniel, StM1c
Thomas, Ralph E., ART1c, Columbus, OH [21/106]
Thompson, Obadiah, StM2c, Emporia, VA
Thompson, James D., Jr., SKV3c [21/106]
Thorne, E. D., RdM3c, W. Los Angeles, CA
Throne, Glenn, EM3c [21]
Tietjen, Wilmer H., S2c, Wapato, WA
Tingle, Lee F., MoMM3c, Jena, LA [106]
Thurlow, William M., WT2c, Union City, NJ [21/106]
Tinney, Allen H., S1c
Tokarz, William H., GM3c, Fall River, MA [21/106]
Toleno, Dominic W., S1c, Trenton, NJ [106]
Tomah, Frederick L., S1c [21/106]
Tomaszewski, Joseph C., Cox, Jersey City, NJ [21/106]
Tomatt, Frederick L., S1c [106]
Tombs, Bert L., Cox, Pollock Pines, CA [21/106]
Tomkewicz, Charles J., Cox, Charlestown, MA [21/106]
Tomlin, Keith P., RdM3c, Garfield, UT
Toomey, Daniel P., RdM2c, Hartford, CT [21/106]
Tooson, John W., StM1c, Cypress, AL
Torres, Weber R., Jr., S1c, Fairhaven, MA
Torrey, Edward G., S2c
Trewhitt, Lloyd R., AMM2c, Portland, OR [21/106]
Trimmer, Donald R., S1c, Flemington, NJ [21/106]
Tritt, William C., Jr., RM2c, Atlanta, GA [21/106]
Truitt John A., ABM3c, Omaha, WA [21/106]
Tryon, Boyd P., CWT, Denver, CO [21/106]
Trujello Sr., Levi J. S1c, Castle, NM [21/106]
Tsuleff, Nicholas G., S1c Fort Wayne IN
Tucker, Lonnie M., RdM1c, Crestview, TN
Tullis, Karl G., S1c [21/106]
Tumberger, Frank J., S1c, Kansas City, MO [106]
Tunnero, Anthony G., SF3c
Turner Jr., Jeptha Edgar, RdM2/c, Sulphur, LA [21]
Turner Jr., John, S1c, Trenton, NJ [21/106]
Tutten, John A., RdM1c, Wichita, KS [21/106]
Tyer, Noble B., S1c, Ardmore, OK
Tych, Peter, S1c
Tullis, Karl G., S1c [21/106]
Tyliszcak, John L., WT1c, Detroit, MI [21/106]
Tymes, Willie J., StM1c
Tyrrell, Edward T., S1c, Phoenix, AZ [21/106]
———————— U ————————
Urquhart, Andrew, EM3c, Sagus, MA [21/106]
———————— V ————————
Vachon, Kenneth E., Sk2c, Manchester, NH [21/106]
Vahaly, Andrew N. , RdM3c
Van Sickle, Donald R. , EM3c Gowen MI [21]
Van Sickle, Earl R. SK2c
Vanuga, Michael, RdM2c, Clifton, NJ [21/106]
Van Zandt, Mellie D. ,S1c, San Antonio, TX
Vasquez, C. J. , SM2c, Santa Barbara, CA [21/106]
Vaughan, Harold E. , RM3c, Aberdeen, SD
Vena, Vincent L. ,Melrose Park, IL
Verbiest, John F., S1c, Detroit, MI
Vernetti, Hector G., Pr2c Phoenix AZ [21/106]
Vierra, Everett W., Bkr1c, San Jose, CA [21/106]
Villere, Arthur L. AOM3c [21/106]
Virden, John W., CPhoM, Port Arthur, TX
Vogt, Raymond A., AMM3c [21/106]
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Wade, Derwood, WT1c, Long Beach, CA [21/106]
Wetzel, William T., GM2c, Jersey City, NJ [21/106]
Wagner, William B., S2c
Wagner, William R., Rank Unknown, Montoursville, PA
Wait, William D., EM2c [21]
Waite, Jack D., SC1c, Santa Barbara, CA [21/106]
Waleski, Walter A., S2c
Walker, Frank, CK3c, Alhambra, CA [21]
Walker, Wilson F., CM3c, San Learndro, CA [21/106]
Wallace, Edward W., CGM, Maiden, MA [21/106]
Wallace, Robert G., S1c, Easthampton, MA
Waller, Harold R., BM1c, Tahoha, TX [21/106]
Walsh, John, EM3c, Waterbury, CT
Walsh, John F., RM2c, Medford, MA [21/106]
Walsh, John O., F1c, Bronx, NY
Walsh, John M., EM3c, Waterbury, CT
Walsh, Robert C., QM3c, Arlington, MA [21/106]
Walsh, Robert F., RM2c, National Park, NJ [21/106]
Ward, George W., PhM3c [21/106]
Ward, John J., S1c, Lovell, MA [21]
Warden, Ray W., S1c, McHenney, TX [21/106]
Warmbier, Raymond J., S1c, Freeland, MI
Warzecha, Benny, S1c [21/106]
Washburn, Vincent O., MM2c St. Charles IL
Wassanaar, Garrett J., S2c, Murray, MN
Waters, John M., S2c, Sammerdale, AL [21/106]
Watson Jr., Chester G., SM3c, Cumberland, MD
Watson, Jesse L., RM2c, Delta, CO [21/106]
Watts Jr., Kenneth, RdM3c, Winnfield, LA
Wear William D., F1c, Essington, PA [21/106]
Weaver, Bobbie C., AOM1c
Weber, Perry D., S1c, Van Nuys, CA [106]
Webley, Howard B., MM3c, Arlington, VA
Weckbaugh, L. S., RdM1c, No. Hollywood, CA [21/106]
Weed Jr., Thurlow R., EM2c, Nierrick NY
Weekley, Eldridge B., F1c, Birmingham, AL [21/106]
Wheeler, John M., S1c, Dover, NH [21/106]
White, Calvin J., AerM2c, Canton, MA [21/106]
White, Cecil L., ARM1c, Borgen, TX [21/106]
Whitmire, Dennis K., GM2c, Stilwell, OK [21/106]
Whitt, Carl E., SM2c, Hitchins, KY [21/106]
Wickliff, Edgar E., Shelbyvlile, IN
Wickham, Howard J., SM2c [21/106]
Wieder, Ralph, HA2c, Bronx, NY [21/106]
Weber, Earl, ABM2c, Essington, PA
Weiman, E. John, Jr., AMMH3c
Weeman, Merle D., SK2c East Baldwin ME [21/106]
Weimer, F. M., S2c, Staten Island, NY [21/106]
Weiss, Martin, RM2c,Brooklyn, NY [21/106]
Welin, Leonard H., EM3c, Schenectady, NY [106]
Weissenberger, Richard C., AMM2c [21/106]
Weltmer, Henry F., Cox, Newark, NJ [21/106]
Wennerstrand, P. W., QM3c,
Worcester, MA [21/106]
Wentworth, Chester T., S1c, Canton, MA
West, Bertus, S2c Jasper AL [21/106]
West, Robert F., BM1c, Bloomfield, NJ [21/106]
Wigley, Eugene F., MM3c, Iowa Park, TX [106]
Wild, Carl J., Y1c, Dubuque, IA
Wiley, Richard A., SF2c, Philadelphia, PA [21/106]
Wilhelm, Roger H., F1c, Camden, NJ
Wilhite, Charles R., F1c, Denver, CO [106]
Williams, Boyd T., RM3c, Rigby, ID
Williams, Charles H., StM2c
Williams, Boyd T., RM3c, Rigby, ID
Williams, Charles H., StM2c
Williams, Norman G., SM3c
Williams, Olin C., S1c [21/106]
Williams,William, RM3c, Brooklyn, NY [21/106]
Williams, Willie J., St3c, Jackson, MS
Willison, Richard A., CM3c
Wills, Charles M., MM1c, Stillwater, MN [106]
Wills, Edward A., GM3c, Jersey City, NJ [21/106]
Wilson, Albert K., WT3c, Baltimore, MD [21/106]
Wilson, Fred A., Jr., GM3c, Telford, TN [21/106]
Wilson, James L., HA1c, Millstone, WV
Wilson, Lonnie, StM1c
Wilson, Raymond E., EM1c, Greeley, CO [21/106]
Wilson, Robert W., CMM [106]
Wilson, Thomas B., SCB3c, Mohawk, NJ [21/106]
Wilson, Walter T., CCS, San Diego, CA [21/106]
Wiwigac, Stanley, CGM [21/106]
Wolchek, Edward J., SK3c, Brooklyn, NY [21/106]
Wolf, John F., GM3c, Newark, NJ [21/106]
Wolf, Robert E., RM1c Livonia MI [21/106]
Wood, Gerald F., MM3c, Iowa Falls, IA
Wood Jr., John J., EM1c, Albany, NY [21/106]
Wood, Robert J., GM2c, East Lebannon, ME [21/106]
Woodward, Ralph W., CRM
Woodard, Willie L., StM1, Columbus, GA [106]
Woods, Everett W., F1c, Saugus, MA [21/106]
Woods, John, SK1c, Valier, MT [21]
Woldridge, Richard L., MM2c, Richmond, VA
Workman, Vernon, Airman
Worley Jr., John M., CCS, Poplar Bluff, MO
Wormell, John P., EM3c, Dover, NH [21/106]
Worsley, Johnny E., St1c, Tillery, NC
Wright, Bruce, CBM [21/106]
Wright, Delmar H., StM3c [21/106]
Wright, Norman L., MM3c, Winston Salem, NC [106]
Wright, Robert E., PhM2c, Ottawa, IL
Wright, Wilbur L., AMM1c, Kerhonkson, NY [21/106]
Wyatt, John T., Cox, Providence, KY [21/106]
Wypyszinski, Alexander S., EM2c [21]
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Yablonicki, Michael J., MM2c, Avenel, NJ [21/106]
Yaccarino, Frank, S1c [21/106]
Yonych, Andrew, F1c, Ballston Spa, NY [106]
Young, Bradley F. QM2c [21/106]
Young, James E. S1c [21/106]
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Zammuto, Salvatore, S1c [21]
Zangaro, Dominick G., S1c, Pittsburgh, PA
Zenchenko, Jr., John, SC3c, Park Falls, WI [21/106]
Ziegel, Dean E., Cox [21/106]
Zitek, Leo F. , S1c, Dwight, NE
Zylick , Theodore, GM 3c