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USS Donnell (DE 56)

American destroyer escort



Photo from Bureau of Ships Collection in NARA #19-N-55732

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
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Aboard USS Donnell (DE 56) when hit on 3 May 1944

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NameAgeRankServed on
Adams, Bill Miles, USNRWater Tender Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Allen, Joseph Albert, USNRWater Tender Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Altizer, Verlin Grant, USNR18Seaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Arata, Frederick John, USNRQuartermaster Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Bailey, Enlal Glancie, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Beaumont, James Beckham, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Berkley, Orus Andrew, USNRWater Tender Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Best, William Thomas, USNRStorekeeper Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Binda, Albert John, USNCarpenter’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Blum, Otto Rios, USNRShip’s Cook First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Bost, Charles James, USNRPassenger (Radioman Third Class)USS Donnell (DE 56)
Breeding, John Young, USNWater Tender First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Brown, Alex, USNRCook Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Brown, James Edward, USNCook Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Brulenski, Edward Zigmund, USNRGunner’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Bryan, Robert Joseph, USNRFireman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Burdue, Eugene Debs, USNRElectrician’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Burnett, Max Irving, USNChief Gunner’s MateUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Cailler, Emilien Joseph, USNRFireman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Campbell, Paul Robert, USNElectrician’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Cancellieri, Anthony P., USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Cohen, Harold, USNSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Colagrossi, Leonard Matthew, USNRBoilermaker Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Colbert, Jodie Bewitty, USNRSteward’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Coleman, Guy Ringold, USNRSignalman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Combs, Enoch, USNSoundman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Conner, Jake, USNRCoxswainUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Conroy, Leo Marin, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Cooper, Harold F., USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Coppinger, John Edward, USNRShipfitter First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Corzine, William Earl, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Craft, Joe Mathew, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Cribbs, Sam B., USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Crisp, Bethel Chandler, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Culbertson, Gerald E., USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Danner, David William, USNTorpedoman’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Davidson, Robert O'Ferrell, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Davis, Richard Barton, USNRMachinist’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Deane, William Henry, USNRElectrician’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Dellinger, Lloyd Arlin, USNRWater Tender First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Dotson, Raymond Victor, USNChief Machinist’s MateUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Earle, Owen Clarence, USNRElectrician’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Echenrode, Joseph Richard, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Ellison, George Richard, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Emrich, Edward Andrew, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Ervin, Harold David, USNRGunner’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Evans, Thomas Johnston, USNGunner’s Mate First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Fenton, James Joseph, USNRTorpedoman’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Ferrario, Henry, USNRMachinist’s Mate First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Fiscus, Myrlen Dale, USNRTorpedoman’s Mate First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Fisher, Robert Earl, USNCoxswainUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Fisher, Russell Timothy, USNRMachinist’s Mate First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Folino, Johnnie, USNRCoxswainUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Forbes, Thomas William, USNRYeoman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Frye, Elwyn Vincent, USNRElectrician’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Gallotto, Victor Thomas, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Gencope, Gerald Peter, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Giammarco, John Elio, USNGunner’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Goldberg, Herman, USNRChief Pharmacist’s MateUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Guy, Edgar Lawrence, USNRTorpedoman’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Guydos, John W., USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Hall, Thomas Dorsey, USNRRadarman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Hanley, Robert Paul, USNBoatswain’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Hanrahan, Robert Carl, USNRMachinist’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Hardwick, Jason Arlie, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Harner, Robert Laverne, USNRRadarman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Harris, Carl Burton, USNRElectrician’s Mate First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Haworth, James Kingsley, USNRTorpedoman’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Hearns, Mike, USNRSteward’s Mate First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Heitzman, Robert James, USNCoxswainUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Hendrix, Lando Harold, USNWater Tender Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Henry, Leslie Floyd, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Highberg, Robert Leroy, USNRYeoman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Hill, Swen A., USNRLieutenantUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Housh, Irving Clinton, USNChief Commissary StewardUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Hughes, Albert Cicero, USNRChief Machinist’s MateUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Hundley, John, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Hussey, George Henry, USNChief Water TenderUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Iasillo, Felix Anthony, USNRRadarman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Jackson, Cortes David, USNRFire Controlman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Jacobs, Clyde, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Janacek, Otto George, USNRRadio Technician First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Jeffries, Thelbert Kosloff, USNRSteward’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Jenkins, Edward Earl, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Johnson, Kenneth Charles, USNRShip’s Cook Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Johnson, William Ray, USNRWater Tender Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Johnston, Richard Hall, USNRMachinist’s Mate First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Jones, Charles Sidney, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Jones, Orlie G., USNRMachinist’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Jordan, Pascal, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Kalal, Frank William, USNRElectrician’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Kaplan, Morton Jerome, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Kashner, Alonzo Richard, USNMachinist’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Kauppi, Robert Arthur, USNMetalsmith First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Kelley, Maxie Lee, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Kemp, John C., USNRStorekeeper Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Kennedy, Robert A., USNREnsignUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Kephart, Richard Daniel, USNRRadioman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Knight, Warren, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Koemmpel, Alfred Bernhard, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Krupa, Raymond Michael, USNRSoundman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Kyriacou, John, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
La Chance, Maurice, USNRShip’s Cook Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Lang, Clarence Edward, USNRFireman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Leonard, Raymond Albert, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Lesney, Stanley, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Levatino, Joseph, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Levy, Charles Frank, USNRMachinist’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Lewis, Wilburn Garland, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Linneman, Johnathan Gerald, USNRRadioman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Linton, Arthur Joseph, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Livoti, Frank Thomas, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Lorshbaugh, Maurice Andrew, USNRCoxswainUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Lyons, William Edwin, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Martin, Jack Nathan, USNSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Martin, Leo J., USNRFireman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Mason, James Harold, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Matelak, Thomas Charles, USNRSoundman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Matheson, Virgil Luther, USNRMachinist’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Mathews, Russell Lowell, USNRGunner’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
McGuirt, Rufus Stanton, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
McKee, Edwin Gerald, USNRWater Tender Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
McKiernan, William Patrick, USNRStorekeeper First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
McKim, Charles Franklin, USNRadioman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Meeks, Charles Henry, USNRRadarman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Meeks, James Collins, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Mergler, Norman Earl, USNBoatswain’s Mate First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Middleton, Charles Preston, USNRFireman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Miessen, Kenneth Karl, USNRPharmacist’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Moore, William Harry, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Moran, Thomas Francis, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Morariu, John F., USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Morrow, Thomas Joseph, USNCoxswainUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Morse, John Greenough, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Mortensen, William Hans, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Moskal, Edward Ignatz, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Muckin, Edward Andrew, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Muise, Joseph Eugene, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Murphy, Charles Levis Eric, USN45Chief Machinist’s MateUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Musick, Glen, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Myers, Thomas E., USNRTorpedoman’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Nebrija, Crisanto, USNChief StewardUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Newcombe, Robert James, USNFire Controlman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Newton, George Joseph, USNRSoundman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Newton, Kirby Franklin, USNRMachinist’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Niessen, Thomas John, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
O'Conner, Gerald Wendell, USNRElectrician’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
O'Rourke, James Joseph, USNRSoundman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Oates, John J., USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Parker, Jack Clayton, USNRRadioman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Paschke, Henry William, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Pearson, William Thomas, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Pennington, Herbert Coltharp, USNChief Motor Machinist’s MateUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Pierce, William Philip, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Poe, Robert Lyman, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Poyer, Myron Earl, USNGunner’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Pozarski, Henry, USNRGunner’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Price, Thomas Jefferson, USNRFire Controlman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Profant, Edward Robert, USNRRadioman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Puntorno, Paul Frank, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Reefer, Harold Gene, USNRElectrician’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Restaino, Louis, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Ripley, Harold Edward, USNRApprentice SeamanUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Ritenour, James T., USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Robles, Edward William, USNRSignalman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Roper, John Richard, USNRRadioman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Rose, Eugene, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Rosenberg, Sidney, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Rowe, Melvin Wallace, USNSignalman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Ryan, Edward Francis, USNRGunner’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Saxon, Cole Livingston, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Schadt, Edwin, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Scheff, Arthur Henry, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Schiavone, Joseph Peter, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Schmedes, Fenton Lee, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Schmidt, Donald P., USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Schmitz, Donald J., USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Sensor, John Richardson, USNRSoundman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Sheldon, Robert Edward, USNRShip’s Cook Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Shiflett, Thomas Bowles, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Shirley, Glenn W., USNRRadioman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Sileo, Daniel Andrew, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Simmons, Joseph Anthony, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Smith, Kenneth Orten, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Soares, Stephen, USNShip’s Cook Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Sorensen, Leonard F., USNRRadarman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Springborn, Kenneth William, USNRRadioman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Sprong, Wendell Oliver, USNWater Tender Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Starling, Larry Washington, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Staton, Thomas Kimsey, USNRMachinist’s Mate Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Steele, Ernest Schroeder, USNRRadioman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Stimmel, Donald Edwin, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Strapac, Andrew Louis, USNQuartermaster First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Strasburger, Willard George, USNMachinist’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Street, Gordon Marvin, USNRLieutenant CommanderUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Sullivan, Audra Neil, USNRPassenger (Signalman Third Class)USS Donnell (DE 56)
Suttles, Charlie Albert, USNRCoxswainUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Switzer, Jack D., USNRMachinist’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Sykes, Harry Hugh, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Tate, Lester Edgar, USNRWater Tender Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Taylor, Ralph Lucien, USNRBoatswain’s Mate Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Taylor, Ray William, USNRWater Tender First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Therien, Walter George, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Thomas, Frank Michael, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Tiedemann, Howard Mahlon, USNRadioman Third ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Tippins, Glenn Michael, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Todd, Benjamin Leslie, USNRChief Boatswain’s MateUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Toggweiler, Arthur Monroe, USNRElectrician’s Mate First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Underwood, Clyde Hamilton, USNRChief Electrician’s MateUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Van Osdale, Robert Dale, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Vise, James Clellon, USNRFireman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Vrtiak, John, USNRCoxswainUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Walker, John Ellis, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Wallace, James Michael, USNShip’s Cook Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Whitfield, Horace Ray, USNCoxswainUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Wilklow, Frederick, USNRYeoman Second ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56) +
Wolf, Verner Hunley, USNRMachinist’s Mate First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Woodall, Joseph Walker, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Wortman, Benjamin Ellsworth, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS Donnell (DE 56)
Wright, James Levi, USNRPassenger (Signalman Second Class)USS Donnell (DE 56) +

220 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

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