USS R. B. Anderson (DD-786)


Photo by Hal Barker

USS McCord DD534 Association

Donald F Dorsey

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Entry: 93418
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH MY GRANDFATHER DD786 50-54 KOREA. HERBERT CURTIS MESSER

Trevor Hillsbery wrote on July 1, 2016


City and State: FRANKLIN TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who served with my grandfather aboard the anderson in korea. His name was herbert curtis messer.

Keywords: Anderson,786,messer,herbert



Entry: 93230
Subject: HAWAIIAN BOYS

Althea Watanabe wrote on May 27, 2016


City and State: WAIANAE HI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Aloha USS Anderson sailors! It's an honor to find this page. My father is Albert Pauole from Honolulu, Hawaii. He did serve in 1951-1953 Korean War on the USS Anderson. I have many pictures of him with other sailors; can't see the writing on the picture; it's faded but the pictures are still nice. My dad died Sept. 1985 of cancer. He loved his tour during that time. He spoke little of it, but by example he showed his daughters (3) how to serve others. Mahalo & Aloha,
Althea Watanabe

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Entry: 91389
Subject: REMEMBERING EDDIE THROCKMORTON

Sharla Throckmorton-McDowell wrote on June 14, 2015


City and State: SANTA FE NM

Unit: USS DEHAVENDD727 AND USS R B ANDERSON DD786

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello- I am the daughter of Eddie Throckmorton, who passed away June 11, 2015. His Navy days were not widely discussed and I welcome any commentary or pics to honor this period of his life, which he treasured rather privately. Thank you for your service, Sharla Throckmorton-McDowell

From Daddy: DALLAS TX

Unit: RICHARD B.ANDERSONDD786 (63-5)

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Except for bootcamp and class A school I spent almost all my time in WesPac on 2 DD`s very little stateside duty for me.USS DeHavenDD727 and USS R B Anderson DD786 both ships same job,after engineroom and evap gang they had both been remodeled by FRAM program by my time.I suspect living conditions may not have been too different,judging by what my uncle,a WW2 Tin Can sailor tells me.I appreciate your service,Good Luck,Eddie Throckmorton

Keywords: I`m Eddie Throckmorton MM3 (1961-1965) dropped by to say hi yall.I was in elementry school during the Korean War but served on 786 when I grew up.

Keywords: From Daddy: DALLAS TX

Unit: RICHARD B.ANDERSONDD786 (63-5)

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Except for bootcamp and class A school I spent almost all my time in WesPac on 2 DD`s very little stateside duty for me.USS DeHavenDD727 and USS R B Anderson DD786 both ships same job,after engineroom and evap gang they had both been remodeled by FRAM program by my time.I suspect living conditions may not have been too different,judging by what my uncle,a WW2 Tin Can sailor tells me.I appreciate your service,Good Luck,Eddie Throckmorton

Keywords: I`m Eddie Throckmorton MM3 (1961-1965) dropped by to say hi yall.I was in elementry school during the Korean War but served on 786 when I grew up.



Entry: 78817
Subject: OL TIMER

Bill Jessup wrote on May 4, 2011


City and State: CATALINA AZ

Unit: TEMP. DUTY FROM USS NORTON SOUND

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: temp. duty on USS RB ANDERSON DD786

Keywords: USSNORTON SOUND AV 11 



Entry: 75566
Subject: AL DOONKEEN, JR. 1ST MARINE DIVISION 1950

Alfreda Doonkeen wrote on July 25, 2010


City and State: OKLAHOMA CITY OK

Unit: 1ST MARINE DIV, 5TH BATTALION/AIRWING

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father spoke of a mountain when they got to Korea that they had to go up the mountain and body-bag persons who were on a flight that ran into the side of the mountain due to oversized/weight on plane.
Daddy said he would never ever forget the noises the bodies made when they carried them down the mountain (whoosh) and burps and gas and many other body function noises. [June 24, 1950 for two years he served in Korea]
On New Year's Eve 1950 dad was sparring around with others and hit his fist, sprang the hand and was out of service for a few days.

Keywords: Pusan. 38th Parallel(3x). Hung--. Arrived at Kobe Japan June 28, 1950.



Entry: 74573
Subject: USS R B ANDERSON DD786

Arnold Nikolaisem wrote on May 3, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I was onboard from Oct.55-Jan.56



Entry: 72248
Subject: MY DAD SERVED ON THE USS ANDERSON

Andrew Kendall wrote on November 8, 2009


City and State: VAN METER IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: my dad served aboard the USS Anderson, he passed away about 5 years ago, Harry Kendall, i would like to find out more about his service aboard the Anderson, anything you remember about him would help, thank you. e-mail me

Keywords: USS. anderson, korea ....HARRY KENDALL, home town centerville iowa,



Entry: 70294
Subject: RD2 CARL M. DILLREE KOREA 1950-54

Paul Dillree wrote on May 25, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: To my dad's shipmates aboard the USS R.B. Anderson (DD 786) from 1950-54.

RD2 Carl M. Dillree, originally from Wheeling, West Virginia, passed away at his home in San Diego, CA on May 17, 2009 at the age of 78.

Dad always remembered his shipmates fondly and was proud to serve with them aboard the Masked Rider.

To all the Vets who have served our family says Thank You for your service. We wish the families and friends of the Vets who have passed away a safe and peaceful Memorial Day.

Keywords: DD 786 Korea 1950-54



Entry: 69112
Subject: FILIPINO CREW AT DICKY B.

Ferdy Sarno wrote on February 13, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Stay in dicky b for almost 2yrs, and we were like just a family on board ship. The vietnam action is big memory for me,especially those un-reps,working party,all hands carrying ammo by hands side by side and the stay to tonkin gulf for almost 60 days on patrol also shore bombardment its amazing we just load ammo and all of sudden is gone we have to get some more ammo,fuel,food and etc. Its a wonderful experienced for a kid like me during those time and the responsibility that I've learned on board ship which I have taken in my civilian life to be dependable and reliable thanks God I survive and go on with my life..

Keywords: Iam looking for cesar gonzales and the rest of the filipino crew on board the dicky b its a great ship and learned a lot about teamwork. We're all separated during decommissioning in the 70s.He's great in karate demonstration in ship whenever there's some bbq party at the fantail.



Entry: 58686
Subject: SEARCHING JAMES

James C. Seymour JR. wrote on August 30, 2006


City and State: POUGHKEEPSIE NY

Unit: RAF UPPER HEYFORD, ENGLAND REUNION COMMITTEE

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Roberta (Cox) Henderson, Las Cruces, NM is searching for James (Jimmy) Cox. She came across my name on Reunion.com. I was in the USAF Air Force from Novemeber 1959-1967. I thought that someone in this reunion would remember him and give me his status-living or deceased and if living hisx address and telephone number, so I can relay it to her on Reunion.com. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated by her.

Keywords: James Cox, served on the USS RB Anderson DD786 from 1948-1953.



Entry: 55366
Subject: LOOKING FOR W.E. RANDAL GM3RD

Jerrold.L Schinze SR. wrote on January 23, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAWRENCE KS

Unit: FIRECONTROLMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: The Anderson was quite a ship she carried the E pennant for while.

Keywords: Served on R B Anderson from 1/49-6/51 fired rockets on equater to r and r in Hong Kong. From Peru to Shore Bombardment in Korea.Then on to USS McCord DD534.



Entry: 49280
Subject: LATER (1963-65) SHIPMATE GRTGS

Eddie Throckmorton JR. wrote on February 28, 2005


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit: RICHARD B.ANDERSONDD786 (63-5)

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Except for bootcamp and class A school I spent almost all my time in WesPac on 2 DD`s very little stateside duty for me.USS DeHavenDD727 and USS R B Anderson DD786 both ships same job,after engineroom and evap gang they had both been remodeled by FRAM program by my time.I suspect living conditions may not have been too different,judging by what my uncle,a WW2 Tin Can sailor tells me.I appreciate your service,Good Luck,Eddie Throckmorton

Keywords: I`m Eddie Throckmorton MM3 (1961-1965) dropped by to say hi yall.I was in elementry school during the Korean War but served on 786 when I grew up.



Entry: 39413
Subject: WONDERING WHERE A FRIEND IS NOW.

Barbara Smith Wellman wrote on December 25, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOQUIAM WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: wondering where Robert Collier, known as Robin in 1960=61,from Corpus Christi, Texas, is today. A man showed up at a yard sale in spring of 2002 that I thought could be him, but was gone before I could ask, as I was busy at the time. Lakefair in Olympia was the time I met him and Tom Ruckdashel.

Keywords: personal friend



Entry: 36770
Subject: DID SHIP CARRY MILITARY DEPENDENTS TO/FROM JAPAN

Sandra Arnold wrote on September 7, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Did the Anderson carry military dependents to and from Japan? I thought that was the name of the ship I was on going back to the States in 1952. If this was the ship I was on I'd love to know if there is a picture available on the net.

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Entry: 30218
Subject: SHIPMATE

Dennis Guinane wrote on December 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I was stationed in the Anderson from Mar59 through Oct61 as an IC Electrician. Cruised to WESTPAC in 59 and stayed on-board through the FRAM conversion in 60-61. We will be having our next reunion in September 2003 in Omaha, NE. Hope to see all the shipmates there who served in the ship from commissioning through decommissioning.

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Entry: 29835
Subject: WAR REF.

Larry Olejniczak wrote on November 23, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: when was the official ending of the Korean war. I servered on board from Jan. 1956 till 1958. Was I on board during a time of war? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

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Entry: 28045
Subject: SEARCH R L ANDERSON MACHIST MATE

James McCann wrote on September 5, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MANHASSET NY

Unit: #1 ENGINROOM, MM3 CLASS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Last time called me on the phone was 1963 Ex-mas Eve; said his kids were clowly dying from cancer. Best friend I ever had. I've went to reunions for DD786 and DD677. His first namw RL, nothing more. His last was either Anderson or Andersen. I have photographs of him' starting to lose his hair at age 23. I'm afraid Andy may have taken his oun life. Andy's what my wife and I called his nic name. Favorate food was shrimp and peas. Everydody liked him, because he was such an easy going guy.

Keywords: Good budy We got three battle stars and then were transfered to the USS McDermut DD677. R L lost a small toe over there. I've been to KC Missouri 3 times lookinh for R. L. Anderson. please help!



Entry: 23790
Subject: LOOKING FOR 1ST AND 2ND DIVISION 52-56

Sam Davis wrote on March 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SWEET SPRINGS MO

Unit: 3' GUN 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for Rufus R Fletcher from the 1st division 52-55 and came from Decatur GA. Would like to hear from any one that served on the Anderson during that period that knew him.

Keywords: Richard B Anderson(DD786)



Entry: 21978
Subject: 1950-51

Howard H. Walker wrote on January 2, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: GROESBECK TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Has anyone heard from Paul Mabry Martin? If so, let me know how to get in touch with him.

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Entry: 20987
Subject: LOOKING FOR A FRIEND

Bill Bales wrote on November 25, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: THOMSON GA

Unit: SERVED ON THE RB ANDERSON

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Looking for a friend, last name Brooks, he was from Blue, OK and was A first class boiler tender on the Anderson and made chief in 1956-57. We made 3 cruises to the far east together. If you have any information on him, please let me know.

Keywords: Served aboard the USS R B Anderson DD 786 1954-57



Entry: 15151
Subject:

Timothy Cuccaro wrote on February 22, 2001


City and State: LINDENHURST NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father-in-law was on the Anderson
sometime in the 50's. He was AirForce, but
was transported to Korea on the Anderson. He
wants me to locate a photograph of the
ship....are there any out there?? His name is
William Trigg.

Keywords: USS Anderson



Entry: 3909
Subject: CREW MEMBER

William P. Payne wrote on November 4, 1999


City and State: CAMARILLO CA

Unit: USS R. B. ANDERSON DD 786

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: Ship on station: Feb. 1951 - Sept. 1951 and June 1952 - Jan. 1953 to the best of my knowledge.

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Entry: 1994
Subject: 1951-55

Dave Vannoy wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State: LULING LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: served on richard b aderson dd786 during korean war 1951-55.

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