The USS Inaugural WWII Crew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a listing of the men who served onboard the Inaugural during World War II, either as part of the commissioning crew or as a wartime addition.  The list is divided into two parts, Commissioning Crew & Wartime Additions.  Many shipmates have a link on their name and/or  photos:  click them for supplemental information about that particular shipmate.

 

 

Ratings/Ranks - describes the duties of sailors in the different ranks

Pay Grades - shows how grades determined how much the sailors were paid

 

 

Commissioning Crew

 

Name Then Recent Rank Dates On AM-242
Elmer S. Albritton     Ensign 12/30/44 - 06/04/46
George H. Alstadt     S2c 12/30/44 - 10/20/45
Astley C. Ancona, Jr. Ensign 12/30/44 - 08/15/46
Eugene C. Anderson, Jr.     F2c 12/30/44 - 05/11/46
Troy Anderson     F2c 12/30/44 - 05/31/46
Shirle L. Ayers S1c 12/30/44 - 09/12/45
Basilio M. Barela     MoMM3c 12/30/44 - 01/13/45
Donald J. Berberet     S2c 12/30/44 - 05/02/46
Everett D. Besch   PhM2c 12/30/44 - 09/09/46
Norman A. Boatman, Jr.     F2c 12/30/44 - 10/20/45
Earl A. Bryan   S1c(GM) 12/30/44 - 11/07/45
Oran Bushman     RT2c 12/30/44 - 04/05/46
Lee E. Butts   SoM3c 12/30/44 - 02/12/46
Edward I. Cappen   MoMM1c 12/30/44 - 08/24/45
William S. Case     F2c 12/30/44 - 09/09/46
Fred G. Colter     S2c 12/30/44 - 05/04/46
James O. Craig   F2c 12/30/44 - 04/15/46
Austin T. Dalhart     S1c 12/30/44 - 03/04/45
Douglas W. Danville     GM2c 12/30/44 - 09/26/45
John P. Dowd   SM2c 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
Elmore F. Driskill     Y2c 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
Harold R. Eklund     S2c(RdM) 12/30/44 - 04/08/45
William A. Elliott, Jr.     S1c 12/30/44 - 12/07/45
John Fedora     SK2c 12/30/44 - 02/21/46
Howard G. Fritz     F2c 12/30/44 - 06/04/46
Tommy L. Frost     S2c 12/30/44 - 06/04/46
William H. Gipson, Jr.     S2c 12/30/44 - 03/02/46
Wilbert B. Godfrey     StM2c 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
Howard H. Goodman     Lt. 12/30/44 - 10/25/45
Arthur S. Grove     MoMM1c 12/30/44 - 11/07/45
George G. Gunderson     S1c(QM) 12/30/44 - 04/02/46
George Haber     S2c 12/30/44 - 05/02/46
Vernon G.  Halverson   Bkr1c 12/30/44 - 08/22/45
Henry L. Hansen     MoMM2c 12/30/44 - 11/17/45
Marion C. Harris S2c(Bkr) 12/30/44 - 06/04/46
Herbert H. Harrison     CMoMM(AA) 12/30/44 - 08/22/45
Edgar E. Hegarty     F1c(EM) 12/30/44 - 02/12/45
John Herrera     S1c 12/30/44 - 10/20/45
John T. Hilliard     CBM(PA) 12/30/44 - 08/05/45
Johnny L. Hively     S1c 12/30/44 - 01/11/45
William A. Hogrewe   F2c 12/30/44 - 04/13/46
Leonard W. Horton     SC1c 12/30/44 - 09/26/45
Charles F. Hungerford   EM2c 12/30/44 - 05/01/46
William G. Jenkins     S1c 12/30/44 - 12/07/45
Leonard L. Kackley   BM1c 12/30/44 - 12/07/45
Donald W. Kandle   MoMM2c 12/30/44 - 03/05/46
Wallace M. Kindel     MoMM3c 12/30/44 - 02/13/46
Wesley G. King     S2c 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
Patrick M. Kinney   Ensign 12/30/44 - 11/16/45
Donald D. Kneessi     Ensign 12/30/44 - 02/15/46
Sammie B. Lamb     F2c 12/30/44 - 10/20/45
Emanuel Levinson     RM2c 12/30/44 - 11/07/45
Boyd J. Lyman     S2c 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
Frank A. Marin   S2c 12/30/44 - 10/20/45
Milton T. Martin   SF2c 12/30/44 - 12/10/45
Redding O. Martin     S1c(SM) 12/30/44 - 11/24/45
Denis W. McCoy     S2c 12/30/44 - 06/04/46
Edward S. McCoy     StM1c 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
Tommy W. McKee     WT3c 12/30/44 - 11/06/45
John M. Meyer, Jr.     QM1c 12/30/44 - 08/16/45
Edward Miller     S2c 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
Billy J. Morgan     S2c 12/30/44 - 05/15/46
George A. Morris   Machinist 12/30/44 - ??/??/??
Marvin E. Morton     S1c(SM) 12/30/44 - 11/24/45
James E. Moyer     SoM1c 12/30/44 - 09/26/45
William J. Murray   S1c(RM) 12/30/44 - 03/11/46
Federico A. Natividad     St3c 12/30/44 - 03/05/46
Lonzo E. Nixon     S2c 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
Vincent O'Connor

MoMM2c

12/30/44 - 11/21/45
Everett L. Olds, Jr.   S1c(RM) 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
Arnold P. Olson     MoMM2c 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
John H. Pace   Lt. (captain) 12/30/44 - 09/09/46
Ben F. Paris     S2c 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
Myron M. Pilatz   SoM3c 12/30/44 - 02/14/46
Louis D. Pompliano     S1c(QM) 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
Raymond C. Salster   EM3c 12/30/44 - 10/25/45
James R. Schooley     Lt. (jg) 12/30/44 - 11/16/45
Virgal I. Shockley     StM1c 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
Arthur Silvi     MoMM2c 12/30/44 - 09/26/45
John E. Sklopan   Cox 12/30/44 - 09/26/45
Herman R. Solomon   BM2c 12/30/44 - 08/27/46
John J. Sorrelli   SC3c 12/30/44 - 04/03/46
Bennie R. Spicer     S2c 12/30/44 - 05/15/46
John R. Stalvey     GM3c 12/30/44 - 02/11/46
Nimrod D. Stone     Boatswain 12/30/44 - ??/??/??
Clarence D. Swanson     CM1c 12/30/44 - 11/26/45
Claude E. Tackett     S1c 12/30/44 - 11/19/45
Ernest E. Talbert, Jr.     S2c 12/30/44 - 06/04/46
George V. Trochesset     MoMM3c 12/30/44 - 11/21/45
John W. Trussell     S2c(RdM) 12/30/44 - 05/03/46
Arland K. Vance     S1c 12/30/44 - 03/02/46
Milton G. Wegner S2c 12/30/44 - 06/04/46
David M. West   S2c 12/30/44 - 06/04/46
Willis Willey     EM1c 12/30/44 - 02/12/45
John J. Williamson, Jr.     S2c 12/30/44 - 05/06/46
Odas A. Willingham     S2c 12/30/44 - 04/30/46
Clifton H. Willmouth     Cox 12/30/44 - 09/26/45
Seth L. Wineland     MoMM3c 12/30/44 - 11/21/45

 

Wartime Additions

 

Name Then Recent Rank Dates On AM-242
Alvice L. Thompson   SC2c 01/23/45 - 03/02/46
Elmer L. Dickson     MoMM1c 01/24/45 - 03/27/45
Virgil G. Evans     S1c 01/24/45 - 10/02/45
George W. Davis     MoMM3c  01/24/45 - 09/09/46
Nolen Moorehead   S1c 01/24/45 - 12/07/45
James O. Dixon     StM2c 02/06/45 - 02/28/45
Kenneth P. Smithe     CEM(AA) 02/11/45 - 08/22/45
Harold E. Bergen   EM2c  02/11/45 - 11/07/45
Clyde D. Caldwell    S1c 03/12/45 - 03/30/46
Michael Graff     F1c 03/12/45 - 07/13/46
Allan Iskol     F2c 03/12/45 - 05/15/46
Dempsey C. Strange     Lt. (jg) 03/14/45 - 06/30/45
Thomas H. Reynolds, Jr.     S2c(SM)  03/24/45 - 06/04/46
Jack P. Storm S2c(RdM) 04/07/45 - 06/04/46

 

 

 

 

 

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