USS George K. MacKenzie (DD-836)


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Entry: 86546
Subject: WONSAN - JAN 1952

Alyn Brass wrote on June 18, 2013


City and State: RANCHO PALOS VERDES CA

Unit: DD836

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was a Storekeeper Third Class aboard the McKenzie from the
latter part of March, 1951 to sometime in October of 1952. My
steaming watch was as the
Bridge Phone Talker, a communicator between the Bridge, CIC,
Engine Room, etc. I seem to recall several incidents where we
rescued
pilots who had to ditch their planes in Wonsan Harbor. Good
memories!!

Keywords: USS George K. McKenzie DD836 - Wonsan, Jan 1952



Entry: 81650
Subject: AIRCREW RESCUE

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on January 7, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On Jan.15,1952, a AD-3,Bu.No.122313 aircraft of
Squadron VF-54, off of the aircraft carrier USS Essex-
CV-9, was hit by enemy AAA fire, and ditched in Wonsan
Harbor. The pilot, Lt.Francis J.Prendergast,USN, was
rescued by the USS George K.MacKenzie-DD-836.WELL DONE
USS GEORGE K. MACKENZIE-DD-836.

Keywords: AD-3-VF-54-USS Essex-CV-9-Wonsan Harbor-



Entry: 80347
Subject: NAVY MAN ON SHIP

Solan Collman wrote on September 12, 2011


City and State: CANBY OR

Unit: ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: was on the mackenzie in 1951 and was there till 1952
approx one and half years was in the engine room

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