USS SIGSBEE DD-502

Painting courtesy Peter K Hsu, Naval Artist, 2002

KAMIKAZE SURVIVORS

OF W.W.II

In Desron 25
1943  TO  1945

 

 

 USS Sigsbee Deck Log Excerpts after kamikaze hit April 14, 1945    decklogexcerpts

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

  Wikipedia: USS SIGSBEE DD-502

Guest Book April 2000 to present

E-mail: uss.sigsbee.dd502@gmail.com

(New Guest Book postings by E-mail only)


 

[FOR ENHANCED VIEWING MAXIMIZE SCREEN & SLOWLY SCROLL TO UNDERLINED LINKS ]

  "CONTRIBUTORS" TO THIS WEB SITE:       contrib.html  

   

"The Lighthouse"

NEWS

- HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 -

 


 

I received email yesterday from Kate Politz with the sad news that A. J. Politz passed away Monday, December 14, 2009. Our thoughts and Prayers go out for Kate and her family. May God Bless and keep them.

 Anthony J Politz Obituary

 


December 7, 2009 I found USS Sigsbee veteran, Charles T Snyder, GM1c obituary in the Allentown, PA Newspaper, Morning Call.

Below is a link to the Obituary;

Charles Trexell Snyder Obituary

 


 

I received word today (November 25. 2009) from Hank Elizagaray that USS SIGSBEE DD-502 veteran, Charles "Chuck" Edwards, M3c had passed away. I later verified Chuck's death on August 17, 2009, at Ancestry.com, social security death index.

charles edwards obituary


 

My friend, Dave Kugler of New Jersey displayed the USS SIGSBEE DD-502 Ships Bell at the Sigsbee Reunion October 23, 2009 at Virginia Beach, VA.

Stand by for photos and video of the display later this month.

Today, November 11, 2009 is VETERANS DAY. May God Bless all Veterans, living and dead. 


  Remembering those who were lost on the USS SIGSBEE DD-502 (From John Mastins web site)

 


 

 

The USS Norman Scott DD-690 lost 23 men killed in action including the Commanding Officer, CDR Seymore Owens from six - six inch shore battery hits off Tinian Island July 24, 1944. Wayne VanDerVoort, son of DD-690 WWI.I. veteran, Henry VanDerVoort, S1c, found our Sigsbee502 web site several months ago. When Wayne  learned of our loss of 23 KIA, including two officers from the kamikaze attack of April 14, 1945, Wayne was inspried to share his story and photo art work with John Mastin and myself . On July 24, 1944, USS SIGSBEE DD-502 was on radar picket patrol West of Guam - - - Billy Roberts

 USS NORMAN SCOTT DD-690 MEMORIAL  

 


JOHN MASTIN'S SALUTE TO LT. HARRY J. ISETT AS OLDEST SURVIVING USS SIGSBEE DD-502 OFFICER

SALUTE TO LT ISETT

 


 

 CHANGE OF COMMAND ON USS CHUNG-HOON DDG 93 OCTOBER 15, 2008.

   USS SIGSBEE VETERANS MEET NEW COMMANDING OFFICER, CDR MICHAEL A MCCARTNEY

 


 

More DD-502 photos from USS Miami April 14. 1945 (Linked from John Mastin Web Site)   

DD502photos

 


      ONE MANS VIEW -  A TRIBUTE TO LT THOMAS R WESCHLER 

 


USS Chung-Hoon honors the USS Sigsbee's KIA's with a Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony.

(Courtesy John Mastin's web site)

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USS SIGSBEE ACTION REPORTS W.W.II

(Linked from John Mastin's Web Site)

 


 USS SIGSBEE model built by Lt. Gene Myer, DD-500 veteran

(Linked from John Mastin's Web Site)

 

USS SIGSBEE SAILORS ON EMPIRE STATE BUILDING SPRING OF 1943  

 

Looking for relatives of Lost Sailors on USS Sigsbee DD502

 

(Killed in action or Lost at sea)

 

 

April 1943 Photo of USS Sigsbee officers at Trinidad, BWI.

Donated by Mr. Andrew Bitner grandson of  Lt.Clyde Ferguson March 28th, 2004

(Courtesy John Mastin).

 LARGEST ASSEMBLAGE OF NAVAL POWER TG 58.1 WWII

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Noon Position: 25 - 56 N   127 - 50 E   March 24, 1945


ALL HANDS  REMEMBER

DECEMBER 7, 1941,  

APRIL 14, 1945

And SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

GOD BLESS AMERICA

LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION

BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL


         

                    USS SIGSBEE DD-502

                     OUR  MEMORIAL TO THOSE LOST  IN THE LINE OF DUTY         

DURING THE APRIL 14, 1945 KAMIKAZE ATTACKS OFF OKINAWA

                                                  

         

 THE DD 502 WORLD WAR II HONOR ROLL

(FROM AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION SITE)

They gave their lives APRIL 14, 1945 aboard the USS Sigsbee in defense of our Nation.

Burton J. Adams S1/c ***** Guy V. Amburgey MM2/c ***** Clayton R. Bryant SF1/c

Robert L. Cheety Cox *****Carleton C. Cox Jr. F1/c ***** Joseph W. Freeman Jr. BM2/c

Callis C. Gwynn S2/c ***** Joe Hagston S1/c ***** Lt. jg George G. Hart

Joseph L. Heflin S1/c ***** Edwin C. Hoover F1/c ***** William O. Hudson S2/c

Gerard P. Keller S2/c ***** Sterling J. LeBlanc SC3/c ***** Ensign Dick M. Lykes

Edwin F. McGraw MM3/c ***** Earnest P. Mellum M3/c ***** Sherman L. Millirans F1/c

Lawrence E. Mueller EM2/c ***** Clair E. Musser S2/c ***** Anthony D. Sox S1/c

Robert F. Wright S2/c ***** Rogers B. Young F1/c

*****

Meyer H. Shapiro F1/c ***** was lost at sea July 25, 1943 as the USS Sigsbee and

three other war ships sailed from Norfolk Virginia to the Panama Canal.

"Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace"

USS SIGSBEE VETERAN'S OBITUARY ARCHIVES

USS SIGSBEE DD-502 PURPLE HEART AWARDS BY CO, JUNE 6,1945


MY 30 MONTHS ON THE USS SIGSBEE DD-502

DESRON 25 - DESDIV 50

BY: WILLIAM K ROBERTS II

My Story

Battle Action  Reports  I, II and III

COMMENDATIONS AWARDED TO OFFICERS AND CREW OF USS SIGSBEE

CAMPAIGN RIBBONS & BATTLE STARS EARNED BY USS SIGSBEE


 PHOTO ALBUMS      

                      SIGSBEE502 PHOTOS

 Find a crewman photo in "SIGSBEE502" PHOTOS

SAILOR.html

   SIGSBEEJM PHOTOS

Desron 25 Louisville KY 2005 Photos

  VINCENT PALMIERI PHOTOS

Photos courtesy John Mastin, Billy Roberts, Jack Brennen & others

Desron 25 photos by John Chiquoine, Dave Schroeder, Richard Weston & others

 


            USS SIGSBEE CREW FROM ADMINISTRATIVE LOG AND MUSTER ROLLS      

 

COMMISSIONING CREW

JANUARY 1943

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AFTER COMMISSIONING

1943 CREW

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1944-45 OFFICERS & CREW 4445CrewMembers

COMMISSIONER &

DECOMMISSONER

EdwardRHorrigan

                      

GUEST BOOK

IF YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT A RELATIVE OR FRIEND WHO SERVED ABOARD THE USS SIGSBEE DURING WWII LIST HIS NAME IN THE GUEST BOOK ABOVE FOR ANSWERS:

YOU MAY ALSO POST SIGSBEE VETERAN'S HEALTH & WELFARE INFORMATION

IN THE GUEST BOOK:

 

 

USS CHUNG-HOON DDG-93U

 

                               ../billykrsigsbee502  USS Chung-Hoon Keel Laying and Christening

 

This new, Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer built in Pascagoula, MS was named in Honor of Gordon P. Chung-Hoon  Commanding Officer of the W.W.II Destroyer USS Sigsbee DD-502.  The USS Chung-Hoon DDG 93 Keel was Laid January 14, 2002.  The ship was Christened January 11, 2003 at Pascagoula, MS and Commissioned September 18, 2004 at Pearl Harbor, HI.

 

USS Chung-HOON Commissioning (Linked to John Mastin Site)

 

Perry White Family Brunch

 

                          


   PARTIAL LIST OF US DESTROYERS SUNK OR  

DAMAGED BY KAMIKAZE AIRCRAFT

NEAR OKINAWA IN 1945:

LIST


DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS

(The History of every Fighting ship of the US Navy)

DANFS


For detailed information on ALL Naval loses in the Western Pacific Area see "US Naval Chronology of WW II (1945)," listed under General Interest on the Navsource link below:

                                              [Image] NavSource Main Page


Places visited by the USS Sigsbee DD 502 during my Cruise aboard:

           [Image] places.html



BATTERED USS SIGSBEE (ABOVE) IN TOW BY

USS MIAMI CL 89 

USS MUNSEE AT-107 (OWNER ALAN MOORE, NAFTS)

0640 HOURS APRIL 15, 1945



KAMIKAZE DAMAGED USS SIGSBEE  

IN FLOATING DRYDOCK AT GUAM APRIL 1945

CREWMEN ON MAIN DECK  (at gun #5  carriage) LEFT TO RIGHT: CECIL LEAKE,

CHIEF GUNNERS MATE TOMLINSON, GERALD MCDERMOTT.

LOWER DECK LEFT TO RIGHT: ROBERT HOPPLE (hand on hip),

WILLIAM ROBERTS (head protruding from ammo hold),

GEORGE DONES,  LT jg DORN (white shirt), HARRY SCOVILLE (facing right)

(ROBERTS WAS IN 20MM AMMUNITION HOLD PASSING CASES OF 20MM AMMO UP TO

GUNNERS MATES HOPPLE AND DONES)


OTHER LINKS TO DESTROYER SITES & WEB PAGES

Gunners Mate School Newport, RI

gunnersschoolNPRI.jpg  

NavSource.org (dd502)

 http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/502.htm

USS CHUNG-HOON DDG-93

http://www.chung-hoon.navy.mil

USS MIAMI CL 89    

Assists Damaged USS SIGSBEE DD502 4/14/45

EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT By John W. Killary

USS Kidd DD-661 TOUR

http://www.usskidd.com

USS NORMAN SCOTT DD-690 MEMORIAL

USS NORMAN SCOTT  DD-690 MEMORIAL

Art By Wayne

http://www.artbywayne.com/art_by_wayne_006.htm

John D Mastin Sigsbee Site

http://sjkids.scottsburg.com#USS Sigsbee

MINE-SWEEPER YMS-81

John Mastin Uncle's Ship

http://sjkids.scottsburg.com/YMS81%20History%20Page.htm

Donald E. Erwin Memorial Site

evans552.htm

The Tin Can Sailors

http://www.destroyers.org

Chuck Thompson Evans Site

http://www.ussevans.org

USS Stevens DD-479  

http://www.uss-stevens-dd479.us/

 


HOW TO IDENTIFY USS SIGSBEE DD-502 SHIP PHOTOS BY DATE

1. FANTAIL 40 MM GUN REPLACED WITH 3 - 20 MMs FEB 1943
2. AMERICAN FLAG WAS DISPLAYED ON NO. 2 STACK FROM JAN 1943 TO JUNE 1945
3. THE NUMBER 2 ON NO. 1 STACK WAS PLACED THERE AFTER JUNE 1945
4. TWIN 40 MM GUNS 43 AND 44 WERE MODIFIED TO QUAD MOUNTS IN JUNE, JULY 1945 AT PEARL HARBOR


USS SIGSBEE DD-502 IN MOTHBALL FLEET (1950s)

USS SIGSBEE IN MOTHBALL FLEET

(Photos courtesy William E Hidler, S1c )


  ***** REUNIONS *****

 USS SIGSBEE'S early reunions 1988', 89', 90', 92' and 1994..........view names of those in attendance.

 


   USS SIGSBEE DD-502

 WEST COAST 2005

   DESRON 25  "BULL SESSION"   

LOUISVILLE, KY

July 26 - 28, 2005

A huge success! Click anchor for John Mastin's Review

Desron 25 Review

 


PHOTOS OF SIGSBEE502,  HARRISON573

& DESRON25 VETERANS

       JUNE 2003 REUNION AT RENO, NV

reno.htm 


 

NEWSLETTER & PHOTO OF SIGSBEE502

       LAS VEGAS JUNE 2002 REUNION

              LV2002.htm


Sigsbee Veterans at The Sacramento 2001 Reunion

 PHOTO

Standing: R. Dewey, L. Fessler, G. Marchand, B. Roberts, H. Elizagaray

Sitting: ( *Aubrey Harris "dubbed in")  W. Burke, P. Huber, D. Mac Phearson

*Aubry Harris was unable to attend so ..... Billy Roberts, John Mastin & their wives

visited Aubrey at his  near-by home in Sacramento at the conclusion of the reunion


OTHER CREW LINKS + HAM RADIO CALL SIGNS

Vice Admiral Thomas R. Weschler, Biography

 WeschlerThomasR.htm           

Epilogue DD502

by A J Pohl

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Frank Gaeta's LST

LST 395.html

Jerry Tucker Schatz, Our Gang Picture  

ourgang.jpg
Jerry Tucker Schatz, W2MFW, Biography http://www.lib.umd.edu/UMS/UMCP/LAB/COLLECTIONS/schatz.html
QRZ Ham Call Signs http://www.qrz.com/callsign.html

  THE VETERAN

  TheVet.htm

 

 

OLD TIME FIDDLERS

OLD TIME FIDDLE CDs

BY BILLY ROBERTS

BILLY FIDDLES

Roxalana Possum Hunters

  phs.htm                           

Willows, CA (Dist 10)

The Very Last Jam

  District10.htm

Larry Morgan Obituary

(Dist 1) 

Larry Morgan.htm

Gale Massey Memorial 

Photo Album         

Gale Massey Memorial Album

Gale Massey's Grave

   http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSmcid=46891998&GRid=30304596&

Cliff Smart Memorial

Photo Album  (Dist 1)

Cliff Smart Memorial Album

Cliff Smart's Grave

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37548057

 

PERSONAL LINKS

DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1944 50TH ANNIVERSARY

DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1944 - West Virginia

BILLY ROBERTS, W7DZ, Biography   WKRbiog.html

ROXALANA ROAD, WV

OKEY LESTER KING, JR

   I REMEMBER ROXALANA By: OKEY LESTER KING, JR.

findagrave.com

          http://www.findagrave.com

JOHN ALEXANDER ROBERTS

          http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=billykr                                                               

Phone Prefix  Prefix Lookup Anywhere in USA
My Great Grandson  Brad Magenheimer's Racing CarBradM.htm
Duration between Dates

 http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html

 JUST FOR TODAY

 LList for Living Well

GIVING THANKS

 GIVING THANKS

 

 

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