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Jeffrey TellecheaDec 29, 2007 15:06
SC1032 -- My father, Art Tellechea, served aboard SC1032 as a radioman. They were operating in the Alaskan Theatre of operation at the time. Approx late 1942 or 1943 time frame, I believe. Any one with any information on SC1032 or if you served on SC1032, let us know. Looking for some pictures.
V/R, J.P. Tellechea

BRIAN OZARKDec 22, 2007 21:28
My father, Roman Leonard Owczarzak served on SC-686 1943-1945 he is currently 82. Looking for anywone who might have served with him. Pictures of ship and crew would be great.
Thanks

Capt. Kent HaywardDec 19, 2007 01:30
RE SC-1371 We purchased this chaser in 1960 renaming her Rendezvous. For many years or family Carl,Velma,Kent and Chad Hayward lived aboard her at berth 206,Fellows & Stewart,Port of Los Angeles.This is also where she was built. My father did a partial conversion to a pleasure yacht.I moved off in the late 70’s. My father passed and we sold her in the 90’s. It’s my understanding she was quickly resold to a Boy Scout leader who anchored her off Island White near the Queen Mary in Long Beach,CA. On day,while he was at work, she sank. I have no direct knowledge of the sinking so it is just hearsay. I now am the relief capt. aboard the 3 masted schooner American Pride out of Long Beach,Rainbow Harbor.

Matt PragerDec 17, 2007 10:42
Hello,
I am researching the minesweeping operations performed by Submarine Chasers during WWII. If you?ve served or your family member served aboard SC 498, SC 535, SC 633, SC 635, SC 655, SC 658, SC 671, SC 716, SC 759, SC 770, SC 773, SC 978, SC 979, SC 1034, SC 1036, SC 1363, SC 1368, or SC 1372, which were equipped with minesweeping equipment, I would like to ask you for help. Could you share any of your stories about the minesweeping equipment used on SC’s or stories of the minesweeping operations that you took part in? Do you have photgraphs of the minesweeping equipment or operations? I would appreciate any help that could be provided.
Thank you,
R/
Matt Prager

Matthew S. Prager
Director of Training
Mine Warfare Training Center
330 Coral Sea Rd
Ingleside, TX 78362
Phone: (361) 776-5549
Email:

Penny ThompsonDec 15, 2007 14:13
WWI Subchaser 292. I have a large album of pictures and newspaper clippings. Would like to see any other pictures and stories available.

Joshua B. BakerDec 11, 2007 11:10
I’m looking for any information or anyone that served with Radioman William Bernard “Bill” Baker. He served aboard SC-1049.

Jerry HerdmanDec 03, 2007 13:10
My father served on the USS- SC #1004, Jasper L. Herdman,aka, HERDY.
CONTACT IS FOR HERDY IS 304/937-4911,BUFFALO,WV

Mike ChouinardNov 28, 2007 21:26
My father, Barney Chouinard(radioman?) was aboard a subchaser in the Med about 1942. Apparently the sub surfaced and fired a shot that hit the depth charge rack and sunk the ship. I am trying to find out which of the splinter fleet it was and what else I can about his service. All I know was that he survived. Can anyone help me here? Thanks. Mike Chouinard LT,USNR

Tom SankowskiNov 26, 2007 11:01
Looking for information on SC651.
Thank You

Joani HatchNov 21, 2007 20:14
I believe my Grandfather, Karl Wayne Collier GM2c was assigned to the SC 1363. I have his small craft training certificate from Terminal Island, CA. He never spoke of the war or any of his experiences and has passed away--Marh 5, 2007. I am trying to track down anyone who may have known him or has any information on the SC 1363. That is the only vessel I have any reference of. I know from a few letters that he served from at least August of 1943 until November of 1945.

Ed GrafNov 20, 2007 21:22
Are Don Koch, Kurt Steg, and I the only ones left from the SC732 of WWjII in New Guinea, Philippines, and Borneo??

Donna EastNov 19, 2007 22:05
My Dad, Harold East, also known as “Huck” served aboard SC633, in 1945? He was the radio operater, I believe. I know he was a member of the crew when it was decomissioned and sunk. He told a story about getting a shipment of coffee w/roaches in the burlap bags, so bad that they had to set “bombs” off to kill them! He passed away in 2006. If anyone remembers him, I’d love to hear from you. Sincerely, Donna East

Shirley (Lee) FlemingNov 06, 2007 18:51
My dad served on the sub-chaser SC744 and was aboard on NOvember 27, 1944, when it went down. I am looking for anyone who knew Clarence C. Lee. He went by both “Glenn” and “Jack”, was only 19, six foot, dark, strawberry blond hair and was from New Albany, Mississippi. I remember him talking about floating around in the water for hours and hours waiting to be picked up after the SC sunk.

Does anyone remember him? Or, can anyone tell me anything regarding the day the SC was sunk? My dad relived the terrible experience each November as the 27th approached. Does anyone else share this, or know of someone who has what is probably PTSD due to the experience.

Thanks so much in advance for any possible information you can provide.

Shirley Flemign

Shirley (Lee) FlemingNov 06, 2007 18:50
My dad served on the sub-chaser SC744 and was aboard on NOvember 27, 1944, when it went down. I am looking for anyone who knew Clarence C. Lee. He went by both “Glenn” and “Jack”, was only 19, six foot, dark, strawberry blond hair and was from New Albany, Mississippi. I remember him talking about floating around in the water for hours and hours waiting to be picked up after the SC sunk.

Does anyone remember him? Or, can anyone tell me anything regarding the day the SC was sunk? My dad relived the terrible experience each November as the 27th approached. Does anyone else share this, or know of someone who has what is probably PTSD due to the experience.

Thanks so much in advance for any possible information you can provide.

Shirley Flemign

morgan_h_dunbarOct 31, 2007 20:45
Just a short note. My Dad served on th SC97 and the 332 boat WW1.I have a picture of the SC-96 with a bone in her takin white water over the bow.My Dad Harris W Dunbar spoke of the chasers ,saying they would roll on wet grass.Dad was MM-1st Class USNR. To this day ,I do not see how the crews did their jobs. Only 110 long-15ft wide. God Bless them every one.

John RossettiOct 02, 2007 21:40
I served on the USS SC1021 in 1944 based at Coco Solo Naval base in the Canal Zone. Remained aboard until she was given to txhe Russian Navy at Cold Bay, Alaska. Was assigned to the 1021 right out of boot camp in gthe Canal Zone. A great experience and a great crew. Hope some of them are still around. I was 18 at the time .. 81 today.

Bruce GoddardSep 30, 2007 18:23
My father in law, Charles Patten, passed away 6 weeks ago and my wife inherited a scale model of PC490. I was told that he was one of the designers of this vessel. He eventually was a COO at Dravo and he was proud of the work he did. Your website is incredible. I wish I could have shown it to him before he died. Thank you!

Glen DymondSep 29, 2007 20:50
I just finished reading Taste Of Salt. It is well written and Phil Kelber is mentioned in the book. He server on the SC675. He came aboard as an ensigh in April of 1945.

I wauld like to hear from any of the crew of the 675.
Glen Dymond

James SmithSep 27, 2007 16:23
Looking for William D Owens, we were station at Naval Landing force & Equipment Depot Newton Park Norfolk V
in 1944, he lived in Astoria Long Island New York.

Steven GreenSep 27, 2007 09:42
My father served on Subchaser 743 as a machinest mate. His name is George w. greene . He is still alive and well . I was wondering if anyone knows of anyone else whohas serverd on SC743? I do have a pic of the crew on the bow of SC743.

Walter DarnallSep 18, 2007 19:00
Nice website. I like the old photos and interesting history of the subchasers.

I would like to ask the website owner and guests reading this if they knew what number subchaser the late Lee Van Cleef was on during WWII. Lee Van Cleef was a movie actor back in the '50s through late '80s who played mostly bad guy parts in westerns. He starred in The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly; For A Few Dollars More (with Clint Eastwood) and many others. Lee Van Cleef’s bios say he was on minesweepers and subchasers during WWII, but do not indicate what the hull number was. I know they weren’t named officially.

If anyone should happen to know the above, please email me. Thanks.

Doug MacCollSep 18, 2007 17:06
My dad, Murray “Mac” H. MacColl proudly served as a Signalman, First Class on PC 779 in the Aleutions and South Pacific. He left me many pictures of PC 779 and his shipmates. Would like to hear from anyone with an interest in PC 779 and her crew.

Robert B DavisSep 15, 2007 11:11
SC1275 I am looking for any Info. pics, ect.on sc1275 I did a tour on the boat in the pacific theatre

Arthur AdneySep 15, 2007 02:34
Hello again, I made sum entry’s in Mar. 24&26 2001 and again Jan. 9, 2005. A son of one of my shipmates contacted me to tell me that he found this site a few months after his dad passed away. It was great to be able to talk to him and sorry that we were not able to make contact ayear or so earlier. I see that Clydde Hall made an entry Dec. 9,2005. He spoke of Okinawa and Typhoon Louise I hope to call him to compare our tours. He seems to have a good memory on the dates and times that were going on when I was in Okinawa. Arthur Adney GM 2/C S.C.1034

Mike ThompsonSep 08, 2007 23:44
My dad, Wm. H. “Tommy” Thompson, served on the SC744 which is listed as sunk by a Kamikaze. According to my dad, survivors aboard the ship doubted it was a Kamikaze because the pilot of the plane that sank the ship was too skilled a pilot. According to my dad, the Japanese was being chased by 2 P38 Lightnings. He made a nifty maneuver and shot down one of the P38s and the other scrammed. The Zero fighter then went on a strafing run of the sub chaser and once again survivors were very much of the opinion that they shot the pilot and as a dead man, he simply continuted into the ship. Just a little bit of lost history. I heard this story many times. You know how older people can repeat the same thing year after year. I’m starting to do it myself.

Russell S. StrongSep 08, 2007 23:33
Just found this web site a day or 2 ago. Found a E-mail for a shipmate of my father, Bill Strong who was on 2 boats during the war. SC 756 and SC 1007. Am trying to get Dad and “Shorty” Laroche from the 756 connected. If there is anyone out there from the 756 and/or the 1007 wanting to get with Dad, his E-Mail is
. He is also interested in contacting anyone from those days.
He is still on the water with a 35 ft. sailboat on San Francisco Bay. God Bless all of you! Thank you for what you did!

Maga Owerri BecroftSep 04, 2007 14:56
I am studying on the Wars our great Country has fought since independemce till date.I want to use this medium to thank all those who have risked their lives in defence of our Country especially the Fallen Heroes.

William C JewellSep 01, 2007 23:52
seved from Dec. 44 to Oct.45 on SC 1272. served boot camp at Farragut, Idaho. RM2c. recalled to service for Korean War in 1950.

William C JewellSep 01, 2007 23:51
seved from Dec. 44 to Oct.45 on SC 1272. served boot camp at Farragut, Idaho. RM2c. recalled to service for Korean War in 1950.

William C JewellSep 01, 2007 23:51
seved from Dec. 44 to Oct.45 on SC 1272. served boot camp at Farragut, Idaho. RM2c. recalled to service for Korean War in 1950.

William C JewellSep 01, 2007 23:51
seved from Dec. 44 to Oct.45 on SC 1272. served boot camp at Farragut, Idaho. RM2c. recalled to service for Korean War in 1950.

BrendaSep 01, 2007 17:18
I would love to have a list of the men serving in World War II on the SC 1291. My father Richard L. Neptune served I believe in 1943. He is 86 years old. Thank you, Brenda

Bobby C. WatsonAug 13, 2007 01:53
Served in the Philippine area on SC703 (Pastetube 3) as a redioman 2/c. Our duty was to authorize Japanese repatriation shipts permission to enter Manila Bay and to leave with repatriated prisoners.

Bobby C. WatsonAug 13, 2007 01:53
Served in the Philippine area on SC703 (Pastetube 3) as a redioman 2/c. Our duty was to authorize Japanese repatriation shipts permission to enter Manila Bay and to leave with repatriated prisoners.

deb leggeAug 05, 2007 13:29
can anyone tell me how to go about getting a listing of names of all who served on the sc 669 in World War 11 Thanks

D. LaPorteAug 05, 2007 02:37
Greetings, I am looking for anyone that may have a copy of a crew list from USS Vincennes CA 44. My uncle Leo F. LaPorte was killed onboard in 1942. The info is desired for family history search - and passing this on to younger relatives. Any info would be appreciated. Of course anyone known to be still alive from the event would be great to hear from, or relatives of crew members as well.
Thanks... Dan

Mark K. SmithAug 04, 2007 15:36
Looking for one Roger Saboe who served on the SC~1039, I have found one of your former shipmates, a Vernon R.Capps who served on the 1039 from 1944~1946. email me at
. Your email that is found here on this site comes back returned to me as being not found...Mark Smith

Walter AntoineAug 02, 2007 22:59
I served on the SC 657 as RM!C. I am a member of the PCSA.
I found a David Jewell’s entry asking about his father David Jewell MOMM1c who also served on the 657. We were close friends.
Mr. Jewells entry was some time ago and the email address kicked back. I would like to find him. Help!

Kevin CampbellJul 29, 2007 23:33
My dad (Jim Campbell),was a radioman on the SC1049. He did not talk much about the war except for the last few years he told his grandsons about a couple of the battles he was in. We recently lost him and I would like to hear from any of his shipmates about thier days on the 1049. Thank you to ALL veterans for what you gave to the American people.

DOYNE RAINWATERJul 22, 2007 05:56
I SERVER ABOARD THE USS LOWE 325 FROM FEB, 1956 UNTIL OCT.1957
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS ABOARD AT THAT TIME OR ANY OTHER TIME . IAM 73 YEARS OLD AND IN GOOD ? HEALTH FOR A YOUNG MAN LIKE MYSELF

Donald R. GustavsonJul 19, 2007 18:04
SC-638(XO)
SC-1029(XO)
SC-739 (CO)
PCE(R) 852 (XO and later CO)

Served on the above ships in WWII. Is anyone still around? I am nearly 87, and would like to hear from any crew members.

tom hickeyJul 15, 2007 21:13
served aboard the uss vincennes cl64 from commision to jan 1946. having a reunion in oct in baltimore,md.contact me for info. call (516)437 0524

Lannie Walker,SrJul 12, 2007 19:54
I was a crewman on the USS PC476 from 1943-1945 in the
South Pacific.
Some years ago I created a “Web Site on a CD” for my former shipmates and anyone else interested in PCs and/or WWII.
I have made that data accessible directly from my computers hard drive at:
http://lanniewalker.no-ip.biz
Feel free to Download anything you see there that you like
and browse. I have a lot of “Stuff” there.
Thanks and “Bravo Zulu”

john gormleyJul 10, 2007 22:44
I have a B&W photo of the crew of SC-1349, taken on the docks of Shanghai, dated 12-04-1945.(oddly, that was my discharge date from Navy---Destroyer man!)
Is there a way I can post it on your site for all to see?
Can I send it to you for your Archives?
Thank you

steven denicolaJul 07, 2007 14:48
my dad served on sc-1004 in ww2.looking for any one who might have been on that ship w/ him. i found one person jasper herdman(aka herdy)who is also looking for shipmates on sc-1004.i’ve had no luck in contacting him yet.

steven denicolaJul 07, 2007 14:46
my dad served on sc-1004 in ww2.looking for any one who might have been on that ship w/ him. i found one person jasper herdman(aka herdy)who is also looking for shipmates on sc-1004.i’ve had no luck in contacting him yet.

Nathan BarreyJul 04, 2007 18:41
Just checking

Richard EckertJul 04, 2007 12:16
look for my faterinlaw ship or ship mates on SC1036
his name is Philip Rosney MM2

Bill BaldaufJun 16, 2007 03:20
SC-982 is the sub-chaser I served on in 1944 for 18 months as Electrician. I have an entry in this Guestbook dated 1/08/05 but am updating as I’m still kicking (81). The 1st entry put me in touch with a fellow shipmate, Bill Nash, who also served aboard the SC-982. We correspond regularly and would enjoy hearing from other shipmates. My address is: 172 Parkview Drive, Wauconda, IL 60084 (e-mail is
)

David G. DearieJun 15, 2007 15:22
My Dad,Donald K. Dearie,SM3,said that he had served on USS PGM 26 from its start in New York, NY till about May 1945. IF anyone knew or heard of him, I would like to know about what he and the vessel did. I retired after 26 years in the Naval Service as a Signalman also!!

Patrick RavisJun 08, 2007 22:28
My father served on the SC 755 and SC 1051. Looking for anyone who served with him to find out more information about him.

Frank j. OttoJun 08, 2007 01:28
I have info about the USS Mt. Olympus AGC-8.

Frank

Jeff SwartzJun 07, 2007 22:00
My dad, Henry Swartz, served on SC1307 from 1943 through 1945 as a radioman first class and anti-aircraft gunner. The ship was offshore Omaha Beach on D-Day. He kept a detailed diary, which I’ve transcribed -- it’s an incredible perspective on the D-Day invasion through the eyes of a 17 year old.

The officers on the ship were: A.J. Barran, Lt. (J.G.); Ens. G.F. Ward, Exec.; and Ens. Coughenour, Gunnery; W. Scadron, Lt.J.G., F. Cavanaugh, Ens.; E. Borcherdt, Ens.

My Dad passed away in 2004. I’d love to hear from any vets or members of their families.

PeggyMay 28, 2007 22:10
My dad, Art Goethe, was a radioman aboard SC 1066 in 1945. His ship was involved in the battles of Iwo Jima and Hiroshima. He is interested in contacting anyone who served on the 1066.

George W. HealyMay 25, 2007 21:12
My grandfather, Claude Gentry Hodges, was a Machinist’s Mate 1C on the SC 286 in 1917 and 1918. He passed away in 1964, but I still have a photo of the old 286 that my grandmother made prints of and provided to each of us grandchildren many years ago.

Paul K. HansenMay 24, 2007 15:12
I served in the SC 1065 from May 1944 to November 1945 and would like to hear from anyone who was on the 1065 or knew anyone who served on that ship. I have lost contact with all but 2 of the former shipmates and would like to get in contact with anyone who served on the ship Paul K. Hansen

Nathan BarreyMay 18, 2007 19:05
I served on PC564 & PC779. I went aboar PC564 in early 1942. Then in early 1943 was assigned to PC779 and helped commission her in May 1943.. I wonder if any of the crew members of that time are still around.

Ronald L FinkMay 17, 2007 09:18
My father served on SC 1319 during the war. He is deceased now, but we have been busy trying to find any information we can about his ship. All we have is the picture that hung on the wall for years and a few stories.

bill hiemenzMay 14, 2007 11:50
assigned to a training subchaser whoes home port was oswego,n.y.operated from rochester,n.y.1946-1949.ports of call on the great lakes training usnr.rochester to chicago.

Anderson Todd , Lt.USNR(ret.)May 08, 2007 12:54
I was the last skipper of the USS SC 742 and we operated in New Guinea and the Philippines. Saw a comment posted on this Guestbook by Marty Martensen in 2001. I remember him well. Am a retired Architect and Professor living near Rice University in Houston. Have just celebrated my 85th birthday in Paris so you see that I am still able to move around if the occasion warrants the physical expenditure. If a shipmate reads this please contact me. Andy Todd

Mike HaginsApr 25, 2007 16:47
Love coming back to this site every so often. My Father Donald Hagins served as GM2c on board the SC-1040 from late 43 through the end of the war. He is still going strong at age 82 and plays golf three times a week in his home town of Hollister,CA.

Larry Leroy McFallApr 23, 2007 06:27
My father, Leroy Loren McFall was my source to being part of the U.S. Navy SubChaser family. He served on the SC1365 during World War II and when he came home, ensured that I knew about it. I have some of the old pictures of the ship but mostly, the stories from my father. I will always remember those days after WWII when the young vets come home. That was a time when they got together often and talked about their experiences. What happened to the Subchaser idea? I guess it was a yesteryear notion that the ship was needed for the time. Remember Always.
Larry Leroy McFall.

DICK MCGUFFINApr 05, 2007 16:38
I SERVED ABOARD THE PGM 1 ( SC 644.) FROM APRIL 1943 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1945.
WE WORKED IN THE SOLOMONS AND THE PHILIPINES. IF ANY MEMBER OR MEMBERS OF THE SQUADRON RECIEVE THIS, I WOULD LIKE, VERY MUCH TO HEAR FROM YOU.
I NOW LIVE IN CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA. DICK MCGUFFIN

lynn warnerMar 23, 2007 06:45
Hi, my Dad is Ed Chommie, and was a radio man on the sc773 in 1945, he is 81 and still on his ham radio, and golfing, if any one out there was on the sc773, he would be thrilled to hear from you. He was also in Typoon Louise.

john LoofMar 18, 2007 18:28
My father, LTJG John A Loof, Skipper of the SC996, PC597 and XO of the USS Vincennes CL64, passed peacefully in his sleep 16 December 2006 the day before his 85th birtday. Dad loved the Navy and was so proud of his service. He was loved by all and is missed. Would love to hear from any one who knew Dad.

Dane JuddMar 16, 2007 22:28
Looking for Gene Haney, XO of USS TUSCALOOSA

Mitch WeisbrotMar 16, 2007 19:27
My Dad Sol Weisbrot served on SC-726 in the South Pacific for 2 years. He passed away 9/14/2006 and was a gentle, decent, and kind man who is greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He always spoke fondly of his experiences in the Navy and especially of his wonderful shipmates.
He served proudly and honorably.
I love you Dad.

Brad ShortMar 13, 2007 09:58
My Dad also was on the SC 669. Hey Deb, congratulations to you and your Dad on the Medals. Would love to hear from others. Jeff Gandee are you still out there?? My Dad just turned 86 and still farms would love to talk with others that served aboard the SC669. Thanks Brad and Barb Short

William B. MackMar 09, 2007 19:58
I served on the USS Firm MSO 444. From 1969 to 1970. I can remember the wooden ship very well. This is a great site, keep up the good work.

deb leggeMar 08, 2007 11:00
My dad is Paul Champion he served on the sc669. This is the only subchaser known to have taken down a enemy sub in the war. Is any one out there still around? My day is 82 and still very sharp and working. Or if anyone has any stories about the sc 669 would be fun. He alos server on the USS Elden. Deb

DAVE (LITTLE RUSS) RUSSELLMar 07, 2007 23:19
I was on the U.S.S. PCS-1392, Atlantic & Caribbean sea. PCS IS 136' long as against the 110' of an SC. We served as the iron men on wooden ships. Built in Jacobs Boat Yard City Island, N.Y.,N.Y, in 1943. I am a certified “Pland-owner” of the PCSA.

Brian ThreetFeb 24, 2007 22:40
My uncle served on SC 731 in the Pacific during World War 2 as an Electricians Mate 2C. I’ve been looking for information and photo’s but haven’t had any luck yet. Any info anyone could help me with would be appriciated. Thank you.

tony medriFeb 24, 2007 13:52
ive recently purchased RML526 fairmile type b is there any body out there who served on her

Bev MarxFeb 16, 2007 23:48
My father, Stanley Wawroski served in a mobile explosives unit during WWII.I would appreciate anyone who knew him or next of kin who could contact me. Hometown: Staten New York

maridel s. mesolisFeb 16, 2007 07:14
GOOD DAY I AM LOOKING FOR SPO3 ESERSON O. SOTTO. I HOPE THE PHILIPPINE NAVY DEPT. CAN HELP ME. I HAVE SOME IMPORTANT MATTERS TO DISCUSS WITH THIS PERSON. I HOPE ANYONE CAN REPLY TO MY E-MAIL...THANK YOU

karen parker carmodyFeb 12, 2007 19:48
My dad, William O. Parker, was in the Navy during WWII and I believe was in New Calendonia and Phillipines. He died when I was 7 years old, so would appreciate hearing from anyone who might have known him. He was from Alton, Illinois.

Terri TycerFeb 11, 2007 19:53
I am the daughter of Ken Tycer who served as a radioman in WW II. He served from 1942 - 1946 and also served in the Korean conflict. Some of the ships he served on were as follows SC-1054, SC-1010, PC-818 and a whole host of others. My dad is doing very well and would love to get in contact with men from any of these ships. He is a very proud man who has shared his past with his children and his grandchildren. It is my desire to help him in this endevour.

T. KarkoskiFeb 10, 2007 14:04
Just found out my uncle Stanley Kantorowski(deceased) served aboard SC 1051 between 1943-1946. Any crew members remembering him can contact me for more information.

Dianne M VickeryFeb 07, 2007 15:18
Any survivors from SC-744 or anyone who may know men on that ship? The ship went down on November 27, 1944 in the Phillipines. I would love to know more about Joseph William Michaels (“Joey”) Yeoman 2nd Class who died that day. He was the first husband of my mother-in-law and she spoke very little of him. When she died we found the most beautiful letters he wrote right before he died and I don’t want him to be forgotten. My husband and I would love to know anything about him - we don’t even know his age, if he had family, etc. Any word from anyone would be appreciated. Thank you so much.

Tony BasileFeb 05, 2007 21:15
Hi, my dads name was Geatano Basile, because many could not pronounce his name he went by the name Tommy or Guy Basile. He was on a subchaser during WWII, working in a boiler room. I understand his boat went down. If anyone knew him or anything please contact me.

Tony BasileFeb 05, 2007 21:15
Hi, my dads name was Geatano Basile, because many could not pronounce his name he went by the name Tommy or Guy Basile. He was on a subchaser during WWII, working in a boiler room. I understand his boat went down. If anyone knew him or anything please contact me.

johnFeb 04, 2007 15:26
Great site looked around it for hours thanks im in a wheelchair so my pc is my friend and found a great site
regards john

Pat TherienJan 29, 2007 19:20
My father, Walter, served on SC985 during WWII. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1986, before I really took an interest in what he did during the war. I sent away and got his NAVPERS-553 and found out what ships he served on. With our WWII veterans leaving us so quickly, I really don’t expect a reply, but if anyone has any information, please email me.

By the way, thanks for this web site. Lot of interesting information.

Jeff HuneycuttJan 17, 2007 10:29
Does anyone know of the true history of SC1013? I understand she was not involved with U-505. What task force was she with? I am trying to find parties interested in helping me save her. Any information would be appreciated. I have started a web page(excuse the page for its simplicity but I am just a novice). The page is www.sc1013.org.