How about a 50 yr Reunion in Sasebo or elsewhere? In the second position of the rear, US Destroyer van USS Barton began to train her deck guns and torpedo tubes on several Japanese ships in her immediate area and awaited the order to open fire from the flagship. I'm the ships tap-dancer--'' I'm still dancing (AT) 86. Great memories of my shipmates..Like to make contact, Like to talk to old shipmates (we are old),Bill. IGunnersmate 2nd division, Would like to hear from my old buddies! The ship was commissioned on 30 December 1943, Commander J. W. Callahan in command. She operated with the Pacific Fleet until 11 July, when she got underway for Norfolk, arriving on 5 August. Hostilities broke out that same day between Israel and Egypt over Egypt's premature nationalization of the canal. Dad was on this ship in both theaters of war.. Dad was one of the original plankowners, just passed 10/28/10, at age 85. looking for any and all shipsmates who served with me, My father-was auth to wear ribbons & oper & engagement stars-4 asiatic-pac,1 euro-african & 1 phil liberation. Barton was launched 31 January 1942 by Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Quincy, Massachusetts; sponsored by Miss Barbara Dean Barton, granddaughter of Admiral Barton; and commissioned 29 May 1942, Lieutenant Commander D. H. Fox … Returning to the United States, she continued operations off the west coast until 22 January 1947, when she went out of commission in reserve at San Diego. USS Barton (DD-599) was a Benson-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She operated along the west coast until June 1946, when she departed Oakland for Bikini Atoll, where she participated in Operation Crossroads (15 June – 10 August). He was listed as missing in action for several months then reported KIA. His initial report of ". I think the old man was a mustang, name of Trainor??? She was sunk as a target on 8 October 1969. Sailor Dale P. Gray, BM3, was killed. KIA Nov. 13, 1942. This is my dad as he does not have an e-mail. Bill Marshman was my grandfather KIA 11/13/42, Eugene was my brother. Barton received six battle stars for World War II service and two for Korea. She then steamed westward to take part in the capture of Leyte, including the Ormoc landings (9 November – 8 December), Mindoro landings (12–18 December), Lingayen Gulf landings (4–21 January 1945); Iwo Jima invasion, including the 5th Fleet's supporting raids on Honshū and the Nansei Shoto (10–19 February, 25 February – 1 March); joined Task Force 54 (TF 54) for the invasion of Okinawa (21 March – 30 June), and the 3rd Fleet raids on Japan (10–24 July). Barton rehearsed with amphibious units at Onslow Beach, North Carolina, and stood by, ready for immediate action. . I do remember it was in spring , and we were in one heck of a storm at sea . Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Articles incorporating text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, World War II destroyers of the United States, United States Navy Pennsylvania-related ships, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, List of destroyers of the United States Navy, List of destroyer classes of the United States Navy, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/USS_Barton_(DD-599)?oldid=4549787. Two men were wounded. William M. Wood and she received orders to escort the cruiser Canberra as she carried President Eisenhower to Bermuda to confer with British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. He would like to hear from fellow shipmates. . In her short six months of active service to the US Navy Barton received four battle stars for her service in World War II. Barton exited Chesapeake Bay on 1 July and set out for yet another Mediterranean cruise. This is my uncle, and need crew roster for serial number inquire about medals awardes. I designed the 1963 med cruise book cover. While operating with TF 77, she was struck by a floating mine on 16 September, and had five men missing and seven wounded. The five sailors who died were Russell J. Graf, Harold J. Savoie, John M. Sherry, Walter E. Thierfelder, Jr., and black crew member, John L. My father-19 yrs old when she was sunk-dad assisted an injured shipmate to swim to an island-MIA for sev days. Good Memories, Good Ship, Good Crew , in Philadelphia, denglerf (AT) saic.com frank.dengler.ctr (AT) navy.mil, 865-776-2300 (Cell Phone) 865-584-4715 (Home), http://briefcase.yahoo.com/michael_p_ducote.
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