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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.
We also have a detailed page on the American destroyer escort USS Donnell (DE 56).

Aboard USS Donnell (DE 56) when hit on 3 May 1944

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