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Entry: 87701
USS HANNA (DE-449)
UPDATE TO ENTRY 25840 TOM WOODALL

THOMAS WOODALL wrote on November 14, 2013


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit: USS HANNA DE449

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: This is an update to my first entry in 2002. I have a copy of

daily crew data from 1951 thru 1956. I would be happy to look up

info on any one who served aboard during that period.



call, write, or email with name, approx date of service, or any

other info you have that will help me locate his records.



if you email me please include uss hanna de 449 in subject line.


Keywords: uss hanna,korea,1952 - 1955


Entry: 82624
USS HANNA (DE-449)
USS HANNA CREW INFORMATION

JOI ALLERTON wrote on March 29, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My father, Wes Wade passed away last year. I am working on his
personal history and would love to include any military information I
can find for him. He served aboard the USS Hanna during the
Korean Conflict when he was stationed in San Diego. He was an
HM1.


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Entry: 75424
USS HANNA (DE-449)
JOHN RALPH WISS

DAVID WISS wrote on July 11, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

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Entry: 75094
USS HANNA (DE-449)
MY DAD WAS ABOARD THE USS HANNA - LES JOINER

MELISSA LAMBERT wrote on June 16, 2010


City and State: BENBROOK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad has passed away but I would love to connect with his old shipmates and hear the stories of what he experienced.

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Entry: 74251
USS HANNA (DE-449)
JOE CARPENTER

JOE CARPENTER wrote on April 6, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State: NEWARK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: looking to reconnect with shipmates from 50-53

Keywords: DE-449, USS Hanna


Entry: 73390
USS HANNA (DE-449)
SONAR MEMBERS

JAMES THERIOT wrote on February 1, 2010


City and State: BATON ROUGE LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Would love to hear from any of our sonar group

Jim


Keywords: Korea, Formosan Evacuation, and Pacific Islands


Entry: 70182
USS HANNA (DE-449)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

ARTHUT L. RUTH wrote on May 14, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was aboard the Hanna for a short time during her decommissioning in Long Beach and San Pedro CA. in late 59. I would like to hear from anyone aboard at that time

Keywords: Art


Entry: 66195
USS HANNA (DE-449)
USS HANNA DE 449

WILLARD (BILL) GUY wrote on June 24, 2008


City and State: LAWRENCE KS

Unit: USS HANNA DE449

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Upon discharge, I finished my college training in Geology at the University of Colorado. Have worked as a Petroleum Geologist for over fifty years. Presently, I do Research at the University of Kansas. Be sure to read the book on our South Pacific Island cruise in 1953-54 written by J. C. Meredith, the Captain of the USS Hanna. It is a great history of our trip and the various Islands. I have totally lost contact with the members of the CIC/Radarmen and the basketball team.

Keywords: USS Hanna DE 449 September 1952-March 1954: two Pacific cruises, one to Korea 52-53 and South Pacific Islands 1953-54. Radarman 3rd Class. Played on the Hanna basketball team in San Diego, Guam, and Japan. During our explosive trip to the east Coast of Korea in November 1952, I was the telephone talker for Lt. Lee, the Gunnery Officer, on the mast of the ship.


Entry: 65445
USS HANNA (DE-449)
COMBAT PATROL, NOV.24. 1952

DONALD CARSON wrote on April 29, 2008


City and State: OAKRIDGE OR

Unit: USS HANNA DE449

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I served aboard the USS Hanna in 1952. I was a Fireman apprentice at that time. On Nov. 24, 1952, just before the shore batteries opened up on us, I was sitting out on deck faceing seaward, when I saw the first geyser of water shoot up from the the first round fired from the Korean coast, I immediatly headed for my battle station which was in the aft fireroom. I was about half way down the ladder into the fireroom, when the second round fired at us hit the side of the ship, a few feet from where MM3 Potts and I were standing. After the smoke cleared a little, I saw that he had been hit and he fell down to a lower deck. I went to him and tried to lift him up to shipmates there above me. This was very difficult as every time the ship would roll, vast amounts of water came in from the large hole from the shell burst. I would like to hear from anyone who was on the ship at that time.

Keywords: Shore Battery engagement, Nov 24. 1952


Entry: 64961
USS HANNA (DE-449)
USS HANNA 1950-1954

JAMES DOWLEARN JR. wrote on March 28, 2008


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: US NAVY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: USS Hanna 1950-1954 JAMES DOWLEARN

Keywords: USS Hanna 1950-1954


Entry: 63644
USS HANNA (DE-449)
SHIPMATE'S USS HANNA 1951 TO 1954

HERB (LARRY) BROWN wrote on December 31, 2007


City and State: CHANDLER AZ

Unit: USS HANNA DE449 TF95

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: 2 Cruises to Korea. and one of the South Pacific were we were a bunch polywogs as we crossed the equator. The Ship was hit by shore bombardment off the West Coast of Korea. Also in the So. Pac. we were booarded and inspected fishing boats for any communist infiltradtion into the survelience area of our patrol.


Entry: 63584
USS HANNA (DE-449)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 52 TO 53

ALBERT BUTKUS SR. wrote on December 27, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: WAUKEGAN IL

Unit: USS HANNA DE 449 [1951-53]

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to contact any shipmates aboard uss hanna
during time frame of 1951 thru 1953.Made trips to korea and docked in Pusan in spring of 53 because of me [had a ruptured appendix from a fri to a tuesday]
NOTE..DCSA is having our next annual meeting in o8 in Rodchester minn. and am planning on bening there...
Al Butkus ET 3


Keywords: USS HANNA SHUPMATES


Entry: 52431
USS HANNA (DE-449)
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

PATTI O'LEARY wrote on August 3, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was a fire control tech during the Korean Conflict. He helped put out a fire in the ammunition section of the ship when the ship was hit Nov 1952. I am looking for anyone who may have information regarding that incident. My father is well, and we are trying to put a book together for him. He received a bronze star for his efforts that day, but the Navy has lost the records of the initial recommendation, even though they do have the record of the bronze star.


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Entry: 50591
USS HANNA (DE-449)
USS HANNA SHIPMATES

JANA DYCK wrote on May 4, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was on the USS Hanna in 1955-1957. I would love to gather as much information as I can. I am in possession of a movie that dad took while aboard ship. It shows the Hanna crossing the equator and numerous other events.
My father's name is Robert Whittington. Anyone who knew him, please contact me.


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Entry: 44900
USS HANNA (DE-449)
HEY. CALVIN PATTERSON WAS ON USS HANNA IN THE KOREAN WAR

CALVIN PATTERSON wrote on July 30, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: FAIRVIEW NC

Unit: RADARMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was on USS Hanna DE 449 in the early 1950s during the Korean War. I am wanting to meet old friends that were on the ship at the time. I was a radarman Third Class.

Keywords: Radarman A, Calvin Patterson, USS HAnna DE 449, early 1950s


Entry: 34679
USS HANNA (DE-449)
PLANK OWNER

RON CLARREN wrote on June 6, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: STURGIS MI

Unit: ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Got a crew picture sent to me by a fellow named Gerlach. It was taken in Hong Kong, late 51 or early 52. He asked if I was in this picture. I was but couldn't identify myself. I was alot younger then, lol.

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Entry: 33612
USS HANNA (DE-449)
SERVED ONBOARD 1952-1953 CRUISE

TIMOTHY J. LANE wrote on April 15, 2003


City and State: SANTA BARBARA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

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Entry: 30201
USS HANNA (DE-449)
LOOKING FOR SHIP MATES.

WINFORD (SMOKEY) COX wrote on December 6, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

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Entry: 30200
USS HANNA (DE-449)
LOOKING FOR SHIP MATES.

WINFORD (SMOKEY) COX wrote on December 6, 2002

Email Update Needed

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Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

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Entry: 30072
USS HANNA (DE-449)
SERVED ABOARD 1951-1952

WINFORD (SMOKEY) COX wrote on December 1, 2002

Email Update Needed

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 30071
USS HANNA (DE-449)
SERVED ABOARD 1951-1952

WINFORD (SMOKEY) COX wrote on December 1, 2002

Email Update Needed

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 28484
USS HANNA (DE-449)
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS

JIMMY PROCTOR wrote on September 25, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: FREMONT CA

Unit: COMMUNICATIONS/QUARTEMASTER

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary in
2003 would like to find our best man Larry Brown,radioman from Ca.also Paul Koumas Quartermaster from Chicago. Was on the Hanna from 1951 to November 1954 when I was discharge in San Diego. Also Bob Starr,radioman last known address Wasco Texas. Lost contact with Bob about 10 years ago.


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Entry: 25840
USS HANNA (DE-449)
USS HANNA DE449 SHIPMATES

THOMAS C. WOODALL wrote on May 28, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: EVERETT WA

Unit: USS HANNA DE449

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'm trying to hook up with past Hanna crew members. Maybe we could organize a reunion. Please email, write, or call

I served on board from 1952 through 1955 as a Machinist Mate.


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