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USS Doyle (DMS-34)


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   USS Doyle

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Entry: 86294
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
DOYLE C BARNES

DEIDRA BARNES wrote on May 26, 2013


City and State: TEMPLE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Doyle Barnes is my great uncle and I'm wanting to know if any body has
information on him, because every thing I've read on the Internet says the se
thing....so if anybody could/would help me out I will forever be grateful.

I also want to thank each and every vet on this site for everything y'all did and
continue to do!


Keywords: Doyle C Barnes


Entry: 82657
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
USS DOYLE (DMS-34 AND DD-494)

ART CHAVEZ wrote on April 3, 2012


City and State: ASHBURN VA

Unit: DD-494

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: USS Doyle ships reunion is at Embassy Suites Logan
Airport Hotel Boston, MA. April 26-29 2012.
The next reunion will be held April 2013 in New
Orleans, LA. Contact the undersigned.


Keywords: Doyle, Macomb, DD-494, DMS-34,


Entry: 80678
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KNEW MY DAD

ERNIE AIRGOOD III wrote on October 11, 2011


City and State: SPRINGFIELD VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm trying to research my Dad's background while
fighting in WWII. Looking for anyone who may
remember him. Dad was a soundman 2/c on the USS
Doyle and was part of the D-Day Invasion. As with
many veterans he was silent on the events he
experienced and I'm trying to compile a family
history to pass on to my children.


Keywords: D-Day, U.S.S. Doyle


Entry: 78345
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
DANIEL WALTER HUYCK

JAYCEN COLDIRON wrote on March 26, 2011


City and State: CLARKDALE AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for information about my Grandpa. He was a
20yr Veteran in the Navy seals during WWII. Served in the
Pacific and am assuming he was on the USS DOYLE. Please,
if you served with, or knew him call, or email me. thank
you for your time


Keywords: I'm looking for information about my Grandpa. He was a
20yr Veteran in the Navy seals during WWII. Served in the
Pacific and am assuming he was on the USS DOYLE. Please,
if you served with, or knew him call, or email me. thank
you for your time



Entry: 76595
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
PULMONARY FIBROSIS

TERESA PRICE wrote on November 2, 2010


City and State: MEXIA TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My father was stationed onboard the USS Doyle (DMS 825) from June-December 1951 and his name is "Doc" Belcher. He has been diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis which has no known cause or cure. I'm thinking it may have something to do with exposure to asbestosis? Do any of you know of other shipmates who have also contracted this illness? Thank you!

Keywords: Shipmates of USS Doyle (DMS 825)


Entry: 76426
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
GRANDPA SERVED DURING KOREA

MANDY PLY wrote on October 15, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Grandpa, Bill Ply served on the USS Doyle during Korea. If anyone remembers him please email me. I would like to hear about his time in the Navy. He passed away 4 years ago this month.

Keywords: USS Doyle, Korea


Entry: 71411
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
WEST COAST SERVICE

RICHARD VOGEL wrote on August 26, 2009


City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: U.S.S. DOYLE DMS 34

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 69669
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
SERVED ON USS DOYLE DMS34 '49-'52

FLOYD THOMAS JR. wrote on March 28, 2009


City and State: LAKEVILLE MN

Unit: FORWARD ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: It would be interesting to hear from anyone who served with me in the engine room of the Doyle from 1949-1952.

Keywords: Nickname, "Leaping Louie" Darrell K. McHenry, from Cheyene, WY, was a personal friend.


Entry: 69594
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

PAMELA GEBHARDT ANDERSON wrote on March 22, 2009


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad, Hugh Gebhardt, served in the Navy between 1/51 and 8/54. Part, or most, of that time on the USS Doyle (DMS34). I know he was there during the filming of the Caine Mutiny. Also, his headstone says "SO2", so I'm thinking he was a sonar operator. He talked very little of his service time, only a few stories here and there. I am looking for any information about his service time. Is there someone out there who knew him?

Keywords: Korea, USS Doyle (DMS34)


Entry: 64480
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
USS DOYLE

DONALD FOUNDS wrote on February 26, 2008


City and State: FERNLEY NV

Unit: USN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for shoulder patches or any patches and pins from any of these ships or old shipmates

Keywords: USS Doyle 34, USS Thompson DMS 38, USS Intrepid CVA-11, Uss Bennington CVA20, USS E.G.Small DDR838, USS E.F.Larson DDR830, USS McKean DD784 USS Twining DD540


Entry: 64479
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
USS DOYLE

DONALD FOUNDS wrote on February 26, 2008


City and State: FERNLEY NV

Unit: USN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for shoulder patches or any patches and pins from any of these ships or old shipmates

Keywords: USS Doyle 34, USS Thompson DMS 38, USS Intrepid CVA-11, Uss Bennington CVA20, USS E.G.Small DDR838, USS E.F.Larson DDR830, USS McKean DD784 USS Twining DD540


Entry: 64064
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
BILL BUTLER

WILLIAM BUTLER wrote on January 28, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My Dad served in Doyle during the first Korean deployment. He was a Chief Firecontrolman. Any recollections appreciated. Dad left the Navy in '53 with 16 years service; had another career in aerospace; retired in 70s died in 1994 in Eureka, CA

Bill Butler
University of Alaska Anchorage


Keywords:


Entry: 62589
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
USS DOYLE

NORM RHOADES wrote on October 13, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: AKRON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: REMEMBER HIGH SEAS OUT SIDE GIRALTER ATLANTIC AND HURICANE CAROL FALL RIVER MASS.

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Entry: 62470
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
THE DOYLE

STEVE COLE wrote on September 30, 2007


City and State: ONTARIO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Jerry L. Cole served on the Doyle during Korea. Just a short of appreciation to all. We will never forget your service. Dad..........Thanks and we love you!

Steve


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Entry: 58238
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
SERVED ON USS DOYL 1951 TO 1954

JULIUS DOUGLAS SR. wrote on July 26, 2006


City and State: KETCHIKAN AK

Unit: MINE PAC 10

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: they called me doug, I'm from a small village in alaska and a native. would like to hear from any one.


Entry: 56332
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
WILLIAM H.

DENNIS HOOK wrote on March 22, 2006


City and State: REDWOOD CITY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad, William H. Hook (aka Bill Hook) served on the USS Doyle and the USS Gull during the Korean conflict. Our family recently discovered a Navy photo of my dad with a patch below his stripes that says "MEDIC".
Bill Hook died in 1984. He never mentioned being a medic or Naval Corpsman; however, my mom told us he had certain memories and nightmares in the years after the Korean War that he avoided talking about in detail.

My dad was a father of five boys. He was always very strict when it came to us as youngsters being around guns, and I feel that my dad must have been part of things apart from his duty at sea and may have been a Naval Medic/Corpsman while the USS Doyle or the USS Gull were docked in Korea. I would like to know if there are others that may fill in this unknown gap in my dad's service during the Korean War.

My dad would often talk about a dual role of some kind that involved the US Army, and it may have been possible that my dad served with Army units as a Naval Corpsman. Even background information about Naval medics from other ships/units would be greatly appreciated.


Keywords: USS Doyle,USS Gull,medic,corpsman,US Army


Entry: 50082
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
VETERAN USS DOYLE 1950

EVERETT TAYLOR wrote on April 9, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: LACENTER KY

Unit: CIC

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Hello to all my shipmates.

Keywords: R.G. Boetger, H.G Gordon, E.L. Meyers, R.Vogel


Entry: 36316
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
DOES ANY ONE REMEMBER MAKING MOVIE?

SHEPHERD MOSS wrote on August 17, 2003


City and State: MCDONOUGH GA

Unit: RADIO ROOM

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 33042
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
SHIPMATE USS DOYLE 1950-1953

DAVID (DAVE) BRODY wrote on March 24, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: NASHUA IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Hey any of you guys remember the typhoon we rode out coming home from Korea in '52 ? Some ride ,huh?

Keywords:


Entry: 27208
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
USS DOYLE DMS 34

FRANK NORTON wrote on July 29, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: PIKEVILLE KY

Unit: SONARMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served on the Doyle from June 1950 untill May 1951

Keywords:


Entry: 20798
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
BM2 WILLIAM 'BILL' BEICHLER

JAMES BEICHLER wrote on November 19, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: YUMA AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for information regarding my father, Bill Beichler. He served on the USS Doyle during the Korean conflict. I would appreciate any information regarding my father. Thank you.

Keywords:


Entry: 16588
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
E DIVISION USS DOYLE DMS 34

JOHN F. (JACK) DONOVAN wrote on May 16, 2001


City and State: SCOTTSDALE AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for shipmates EDiv Between June 1950 to May 1953..Forward and after engine room

Keywords:


Entry: 15040
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
1949- 1951

MILFORD (CHARLIE) NOBLE wrote on February 17, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: GIG HARBOR WA

Unit: SUPPLY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: SUPPLY

Keywords: I was on the USS Doyle from 1949 - 1951
After Korean war,continued career in Navy
for 20 years.



Entry: 14918
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
U.S.S. DOYLE - KOREA

FRANK MIGLIONICO JR. wrote on February 11, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for others who served at the same time.

Keywords: Served on the Doyle from 1950 - 1951 in Sasebo and Wonsan, other areas.


Entry: 14111
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
INFO ON USS DOYLE DMS-34

O'NEIL PARADIS wrote on January 6, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 11204
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
MY GRANDPA WAS ON THE USS DOYLE DD-494

JUSTIN SABON wrote on August 21, 2000


City and State: MI

Unit: USS DOYLE DD-494 (GRANDAPA WAS)

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi my name is Justin Sabon. My grandpa was on this ship (USS Doyle DD-494) back in WWII. His name is John M. Sabon. I was wondering if anyone knew him or has any stories they can tell me of his ship or if any one knows any information about the ship or were I can find any informationon it.
Thanx
Justin Sabon


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Entry: 8426
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
VETERAN USS DOYLE 1950

RICHARD VOGEL wrote on May 4, 2000


City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: E DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: saying hello, looking for shipmates.

Keywords: uss doyle, uss fiske, uss braine


Entry: 5972
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
CREW MEMBER

WILLIAM PRAETORIUS wrote on January 1, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: BELLA VISTA AR

Unit: U.S. NAVY; USS DOYLE DMS 34

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: U.S. NAVY; USS DOYLE DMS 34

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Entry: 5087
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

CRAIG ROTHHAMMER wrote on November 18, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24) USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Service or Relationship: NAVY

Comments:


USS DOYLE (DMS-34)


(DD 494: dp. 1,620, l. 348'4", b. 36'1", dr. 11'10", s. 35k.; cpl. 208; a. 4 5", 5 21" tt.; cl. Benson)


“Doyle screened the touch and go 2-day rescue near Changea Dong.”


Doyle (DD-494) was launched 17 March 1942 by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co., Seattle, Wash., sponsored by Mrs. C. M. Maloney; and commissioned 27 January 1943, Lieutenant Commander C E Boyd in command.


She arrived at Norfolk 20 June for conversion to a highspeed minesweeper, and was reclassified DMS-34, 23 June 1945.


On 30 June 1950, 6 days after the North Koreans crossed the 38th parallel, Doyle headed west from San Diego to support UN operations in Korea. .She escorted troop transports from Sasebo to Korean ports and screened carriers providing air support for the ground troops.


On 16 September 1950 an attempt by 800 South Korean guerrillas to make a secret landing for a raid on the enemy's rear lines went awry when their LST broached and stranded. Doyle screened the touch and go 2-day rescue near Changea Dong.


After brief overhaul at Sasebo Doyle sailed on 29 September 1950 to sweep mines on the east coast of Korea in preparation for the invasion landings near Wonsan.


On 12 October she bombarded Rei To Island in support of an underwater demolition team from Diachenko (APD-123), then was assigned to clear the dangerous approaches to Wonsan Harbor.


She continued operations in the Wonsan area, as well as sweeping in the Hungnam area, acting as fire-support ship for Korean landings at Suwon Dan 3 November, and directing a clean sweep of Wonsan by Japanese sweepers from 12 to 17 November until returning to Sasebo 20 November.


Doyle continued to operate from Sasebo to Korean waters, sweeping a special fire-support area used to cover the emergency evacuation from Hungnam between 2 and 23 December 1950. She returned to San Diego 4 March 1951, and after overhaul resumed local operations on the west coast.


Doyle served again in U.N. operations in Korean waters between 5 October 1951 and 8 August 1952.


She returned to the western Pacific between 2 February and 21 July 1953, visiting Midway, Guam Kwajalein, and various ports in the Philippines as well as serving as station ship at Hong Kong for 5 weeks.


Doyle arrived at Charleston, S.C. 7 September 1953 from Long Beach. She operated along the east coast and served in the Mediterranean with the 6th Fleet between 5 January and 27 May 1954 before going into reserve, in commissioned status, in October 1954. Doyle was placed out of commission in reserve 19 May 1955.


Doyle received two battle stars for World War II and six for Korean war service.


From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships


Keywords: MINESWEEPER, BENSON CLASS, CHANGEA DONG, WONSAN,REI TO,UDT, USS DIACHENKO (APD-123), HUNGNAM, SUWON DAN, JAPANESE SWEEPERS,


Entry: 2511
USS DOYLE (DMS-34)
USS DOYLE DMS 34

ROBERT (BOB) ERNST wrote on February 21, 1999


City and State: LOUISVILLE KY

Unit: USS DOYLE DMS 34

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Very interesting and informative-thank you very much.Just found your page and I see you are ceasing operations.Sorry to see that.













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