Acknowledgments

Grateful thanks to the organizations and personnel who contributed to this web site:


National Archives and Records Administration

U.S. Navy Memorial
Tin Can Sailors, Inc.


U.S. Navy History Branch
U.S. Naval Institute
Louisiana War Memorial

CREW MEMBERS - USS BRAINE - DD630
 
  CAPT. John T. Evans, USNR(Ret), Executive Officer
CAPT. Donald C. Johnson, USNR(Ret), Communications Officer
LT. William T. Reid, Jr., USNR(Ret), Asst. Engineering Officer
LT. Wilbur S. Kelly, Jr., Fighter Director Officer
LT. David G. Manning , Asst. Gunnery Officer
LT(jg) Gene Coogan, Engineering Officer
CAPT. Robert Juarez, USN (Ret), Commanding Officer
CAPT. R.C. Koenig, USNR(Ret), Chief Engineer
Adrian M. Brandt, Machinist Mate
Frank J. Szymanek, Ships Cook
Louis S. Hall, Jr. Sonarman
Arnold D. Papanti, Seaman
Arthur Quinn, Seaman
Stanley Gold, Fireman
William R. Hopper, Boatswains Mate
Robert Exley, Boatswains Mate
Walter C. Gaddis, Machinists Mate
John H. Niemritz, Electricians Mate
Steven Johnson, Sonarman
Paul L. Conway, Yeoman
Daniel Cosontos, Radarman
Dan Turnbaugh, Yeoman
Lawrence E. Benson, Jr. Seaman
Harvey Moore, Radarman

CREW MEMBERS - USS ANTHONY - DD515

  RADM. C.J. VanArsdall, USN(Ret), Commanding Officer
LT. G.H. (Pete) Boyd, Engineering Officer

Paul Hooks, Machinist Mate
Robert Wiedemer
George Andrys, Radioman

USS LCS(L)86

LT. H.N. (Sam) Houston, Commanding Officer
William Mason, Yeoman
John A. Paddock, Pharmacist Mate

Kenneth Carlson
Joseph Manion, Gunners Mate
Joseph C. Williams, Radarman

USS LCS(L)82

John Rooney, Author "The Mighty Midgets"

USS REEVES - APD52

Darrell Helton, Chief Pharmacist Mate

RESCUE SQUADRON VH-3

LeRoy Way
R.J. Waters, Jr. Air Intelligence Officer

PHOTOGRAPHS

United States Destroyer Operations in World War II
By Theodore Roscoe Designed and Illustrated By Fred Freeman
Published By: Naval Institute Press

War in the Pacific
By Clark G. Reynolds
Published by: Military Press

Fletcher-Class Destroyers
By Alan Raven
Published By: Naval Institute Press

Mrs. Chester Cohenno, widow of the ship's photographer Chester Cohenno, who graciously donated her husbands photograph and negative collection and Robert Wilkerson, a retired photographer, who developed new negatives and photographs from fifty year old negatives and photographs.

The USS Braine DD630 Reunion Association owes a debt of gratitude to
Connie Gaddis and Walter Nesbitt,
daughter and grandson of
Walter C. Gaddis
for the original design of this website.