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Crew of the USS Batfish (6th Patrol)


Batfish Commissioning Officers
(L-R): Ensign O.A. Morgan, Ensign W.L. McCann, Lt D.A. Henning, Lt. Cmdr. Wayne R. Merrill (CO), Lt. R.L. Black,
Lt. J.M. Hingson, Lt. Cmdr. P.G. Molteni 

Batfish Officers, probably before the 6th War Patrol

Front (L-R): Lt (jg) Reuben H. Pepper, Lt. Clark K. Sprinkle, Cmdr. John K. Fyfe, Lt. Gerson I. Berman, Lt. Herman W. Kreis
Back (L-R): Lt. John L. From Jr., Lt. Wayne L. McCann, Lt. Richard H. Walker, Lt. James L. Weiler


WWII Crew Member Rate Patrols
Abel, A. F. 7
Adams, Joseph L., Jr. 1, 2
Allen, Thomas F., Jr. 1, 2, 3
Anderson, Richard W. Relief Crew
Athen, Donald D. 6, 7
Baldes, Raymond O. J. 1, 2
Bearinger, Glenn A. 7
Beck, George T. 1, 2
Becker, George 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
Belcher, Harold W. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Bell, William G. 1, 2, 4, 5
Benfield, Fred, Jr. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
Bennett, James A. 7
Berman, Gerson I. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Birdsall, Raymond A. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Bohreer, John C. 6
Black, Robert 1, 2, 3, 4
Box, Clifford E. -------
Breslin, Joseph J. 4, 5, 6, 7
Bristol, H. -------
Brockway, Randall S. 1, 2, 3
Bruce, Robert D. -------
Burnett, Glenn G. 5
Burns, Sherman E. 1, 2
Butterworth, James T. 4, 5, 6, 7
Callanan, James B. 6, 7
Campbell, William W., Jr. 6, 7
Carter, Charles W. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Cartmill, Charles L. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Cassidy, John T. 4, 5, 6
Cavalli, Armand W. 1, 2, 3
Cherowbrier, Edward, Jr. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Cleppe, John B. 1, 2
Coker, Harry L. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Coleman, Milton 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Collar, Robert A. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
Comfort, Kenneth E. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
Comstock, Wallace E. 5, 6, 7
Cornwell, Edward E. 6
Cosmijo, Juan E. 1, 2
Cousins, Thomas E. (*) EM2/EM3 1, 2, 3
Cox, Clifford B. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Cox, Joseph 7
Craig, Robert T. 6, 7
Cramer, Edwin J. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Crockett, William I. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Crue, Jose P. -------
Cutshall, Robert J. Relief Crew
Davis, Wiley V. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
DeGrotte, Henry C., Jr. 6, 7
Delworth, Edward 5, 6
Dennis, Davis L. 4 ,5 ,6, 7
Ditewig, John W. 5, 6
Dougherty, Edward J. 1
Drzewiecki, Albert J. 1, 2, 3
Duefrene, Edward W. 4, 5, 6, 7
Elliott, William L. 4, 5, 6, 7
Escarilla, Paterno -------
Evinger, Albert J. 4, 5, 6, 7
Farnsworth, Joseph M. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Fitzgerald, Pierce T. Relief Crew
Fontenot, Ixon 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
From, John L., Jr. 3, 4, 5, 6
Fulton, Robert E. (*) MOMM 1/C 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Fyfe, John K. CO 3, 4, 5, 6
Garnet, James L. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Galiher, Clifford O. -------
George, Roy D.   7
Gerhardt, Manuel A. 6, 7
Gibson, William M. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Glace, John 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Gnitka, George R. 4, 5
Goldfarb, Adolph 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Goodman, Malcolm E. 4, 5
Grant, Wallace B. 6, 7
Gray, William H. 1, 2, 3
Grimes, Homer E. Relief Crew
Hall, Glen C. Relief Crew
Hammond, Lewis T. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Hayes, Francis J. 5, 6, 7
Henning, D. A.. 1, 2, 3, 6
Hill, Richard R. 1, 2, 3, 7
Hingson, James M. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Hoffman, Carl C. 4, 5, 6
Hosler, Richard F. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
House, Richard E. 5, 6
Hubbard, Robert T. Relief Crew
Huey, William B. 6, 7
Hyde, Donald A. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Isbell, William J. 4, 5, 6, 7
Javorski, Stanley J. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Johnson, Charles R. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Kelly, Nathaniel L. 4, 5, 6
Kerns, Fred R. 7
Kilrain, Joseph R.   1, 2, 3, 6
Koetz, Leroy EM2 7
Kost, Michael 6
Kreis, Herman W. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Labrecque, Leon E. 1, 2
Lamb, Richard W. Relief Crew
Landbeck, Frederick A. 1, 2, 3
Larch, Lynus J. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Laughlin, David W. "Red" (*) COMM 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
Lawrence, Virgil W. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Leasure, Russel E. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Lechner, Kermit L. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Lee, Dewey A. Relief Crew
Littell, Edward O. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Loader, Arthur F. 1, 2, 3
Longfellow, E. H. 7
Lowder, Hughston E. 6
MacEachron, David W.   7
MacKay, Kenneth B.   7
Madden, James A.   7
Maxwell, Richard J.   3, 4
Mayhew, Francis J.   1, 2, 3, 4, 5
McCann, Wayne L. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
McDonald, Joseph E. 3
McGill, Emmett N. 1, 2, 3, 4
McKinney, Everett G. EM2 7
McLarney, Howard R. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
McNamara, Edward J. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Merrill, Wayne R. (*) CO 1,2
Miller, Edgar V. 3, 4
Mitchell, William J. 3
Mobbs, Harold V. 2, 3, 4, 5
Mohr, Jacob Relief Crew
Molteni, Peter G. 1, 2
Moore, Joe R., Jr. 5
Morgan, O. A. 1, 2
Morin, Henry J. 1, 2, 3
Morreale, Pete V. 6, 7
Morrill, Numeriano G. 1, 2
Mossman, John H. 1, 2, 3,4
Murphy, Arthur C. 1, 2
Nelson, Ralph W. 4, 5, 6, 7
Newton, David W. 5, 6, 7
Norris, James R. 4, 5
O'Brien, John P. 4, 5
O'Donnell, Eugene C. 7
Olson, Douglas H. 3, 4, 5
Oswald, Robert F. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Owen, Richard S. -------
Palmer, Everett A. 4, 5, 6, 7
Paolo, Domenic A. 1 ,2
Parzych, Henry B. Relief Crew
Pepper, Reuben H. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Persico, Donato 7
Peterson, Wesley P. 1, 2, 3, 4
Pope, Joseph F. 3
Powell, William O. 6, 7
Randolph, William W. Relief Crew
Record, Donald W. 1, 2, 3
Ricketts, Ray A. 7
Robare, Charles J. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Robinson, Leroy 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Rogers, Walter S. 1, 2
Rollison, Daniel E. Relief Crew
Ruffin, J. L. 6
Rush, William G. 1, 2, 3, 4
Ruthven, John R. 1, 2, 3, 4
Sanks, Raymond L. 6, 7
Schlief, Marius M. 4, 5, 6, 7
Schuldheisz, Fred 4
Sheats, Charles B. 6
Sieck Jr., C. A.   7
Simson, Paul L. Relief Crew
Slunaker, Vernon R. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Small, Walter L. CO 7
Smith, George L. Relief Crew
Smith, Lyford O. 1, 2
Snow, Robert G. 1, 2, 3
Sogoian, Ara A. 6, 7
Sprague, Wilbur G. Relief Crew
Sprinkle, Clark K. 6, 7
Stoinski, Raymond M. 1, 2, 3
Strauss, William M. 7
Sweet, Robert S. 1, 2
Tamani, Felix 7
Teeter, Lewis H. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Thibodeau, J. E. 5, 6, 7
Thomas, Charles R. Relief Crew
Thomas, Thomas A. 4, 5, 6
Thompson, Robert E. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Trimble, George H. 7
Tuma, Joseph R. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Van Leuven, Franklin A. 1, 2, 3
Vicari, Arthur F. 1, 2, 3
Wade, Charles L. 3
Walker, Richard H. -------
Waller, Emory A. 5, 6
Warnick, Hubert M. 7
Warren, Martin C. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7
Wasleske, Alfred P., Jr. 7
Waterhouse, John W. Relief Crew
Weiler, James L. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Weis, Adelbert F. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Wightman, Earl C. 7
Witte, Ernest R. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Wood, Grover C. Relief Crew
Yankovich, John J. 3, 4, 5
Zimmerman, Edward J. Relief Crew
(*) Denotes Plankowner