Ships hit by U-boats

Crew lists from ships hit by U-boats

USS PE-56

American patrol craft




This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the American patrol craft USS PE-56.

Aboard USS PE-56 when hit on 23 Apr 1945

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NameAgeRankServed on
Alexander, John Joseph, USNFireman First ClassUSS PE-56 +
Breeze, John Lawrence, USNRMachinist’s Mate Second ClassUSS PE-56
Brown, James Orval, USNChief Gunner’s MateUSS PE-56 +
Chapin, Seth E., USNREnsignUSS PE-56 +
Coleman, Robert Gurnett, USNRShip’s Cook Third ClassUSS PE-56 +
Collins, Percy, USNRSteward’s Mate Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Cunningham, James Oliver, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS PE-56 +
Davies, Robert Lee, USNRSoundman Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Davis, Oscar Franklin, USNRMachinist’s Mate Third ClassUSS PE-56
Early, James G., USNRLieutenantUSS PE-56 +
Edwards, Lawrence Leland, USNRGunner’s Mate Third ClassUSS PE-56
Frane, Cletus Julius, USNRMachinist’s Mate Third ClassUSS PE-56
Gegan, Joseph Patrick, USNRCarpenter’s Mate Third ClassUSS PE-56 +
Glenn, Harold Samuel, USNRMachinist’s Mate First ClassUSS PE-56 +
Goe, Walter Wrenn, USNRMachinist’s Mate Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Gonzales, John Rodriquez, USNRWater Tender Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Grosch, Arthur Albert, USNCoxswainUSS PE-56 +
Happoldt, John Atwood, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS PE-56
Harden, William Lloyd, USNChief Pharmacist’s MateUSS PE-56 +
Jaronik, Daniel Edward, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS PE-56
Johnson, James Paul, USNPharmacist’s Mate First ClassUSS PE-56 +
Jones, Norris Wilbur, USNRFireman First ClassUSS PE-56 +
Kessler, Robert Velgene, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Knapp, Paul Jaron, USNR18Seaman Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Laubach, John Robert, USNRLieutenant (junior grade)USS PE-56 +
Lockhart, Edward Geer, USNMachinist’s Mate First ClassUSS PE-56
Luttrell, John Edward, USNRSeaman First ClassUSS PE-56
Lydon, Joseph Andrew, USNRRadioman Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Manning, Maurice Joseph, USNRWater Tender Third ClassUSS PE-56 +
Mathys, Edwin Frederick, USNChief Machinist’s MateUSS PE-56 +
McKenzie, Jerry Howard, USNRMachinist’s Mate Third ClassUSS PE-56 +
Merk, John Charles, USNRElectrician’s Mate Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Michelsen, Fredrich John Ralph, USNR28Machinist’s Mate First ClassUSS PE-56 +
Morgan, Willie Benton, USNChief Boatswain’s MateUSS PE-56 +
Neugen, George William, USNRMachinist’s Mate First ClassUSS PE-56 +
Petersen, Harold Henry, USNRMachinist’s Mate Second ClassUSS PE-56
Phelps, Zug Chesley, USNRSignalman First ClassUSS PE-56 +
Phillips, Christopher Columbus, USNRSteward Third ClassUSS PE-56 +
Priestas, Joseph Charles, USNRWater Tender Third ClassUSS PE-56
Pulley, Jasper Davis, USNSeaman First ClassUSS PE-56 +
Quinn, Virgil, USNRShip’s Cook Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Rodman, Harold Ralph, USNRYeoman First ClassUSS PE-56 +
Ronald, Archibald, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Sabatino, George, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Scagnelli, John Paul, USNRLieutenant (junior grade)USS PE-56
Schneider, Edwin Joseph, USNRRadioman Third ClassUSS PE-56 +
Setzer, Joseph Frederick, USNRRadioman Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Shinn, Elliott Massey, USNRQuartermaster Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Smith, James Hutchnes, USNRSteward’s Mate Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Stafford, Nathan Cheney, USNRFireman First ClassUSS PE-56 +
Surowiec, Leonard Jozef, USNRFireman First ClassUSS PE-56 +
Swan, Roy Frederick, USNR24EnsignUSS PE-56 +
Talley, James Francis, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Thompson, William Austin, USNRFireman First ClassUSS PE-56
Vanderheiden, Ambrose G., USNRLieutenant (junior grade)USS PE-56 +
Wallace, Raymond Robert, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Wengert, Henry Louis, USNRFireman Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Westerlund, Ivar Adolph, USNSeaman Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Whitcomb, Ellis Elmer, USNRSeaman Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Wisniewski, John Albert, USNRRadarman Third ClassUSS PE-56
Woods, Ralph William, USNRMachinist’s Mate Second ClassUSS PE-56 +
Young, Earle Erdelbert, USNRMachinist’s Mate Second ClassUSS PE-56 +

62 persons found.

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