USS Lewis (DE-535)


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Entry: 83492
Subject: RESCUE OF LT.(JG).WILLIAM GLENN MOORE JR.

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on June 28, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On 16,Oct. 1952, Lt.(jg).William Glenn Moore Jr. of
VF-72, off of the USS Bon Homme Richard-CV-31, as he
was pulling his F9F-2 jet aircraft out from a dive,
his aircraft was struck by a 37mm enemy shell,which
penetrated the plane's cockpit floor between the
rudder pedals. Lt.Moore received a compound
comminuted fracture of the left fibula, with a rapid
loss of blood. He ditched his aircraft in Wonsan
Harbor. During the ditching Lt.Moore sustained a
lacerated right hand and chin, a forehead contusion,
and concussion of the brain. He was recovered from
the sea by the USS Lewis-DE-535, transferred to the
USS Toledo-CA-133, and on to U.S.N.H. WELL-DONE,
USS Lewis-DE-535.

Keywords: Korean War, 16,Oct. 1952, Wonsan Harbor, VF-72,
F9F-2, USS Bon Homme Richard-CV-31, USS Lewis-DE-535.



Entry: 75396
Subject: KOREAN WAR

Mickey Saunders wrote on July 8, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Just trying to find out where my old ship mates went
after I left the DE535 in March of 1953. we came back to the states for battle repairs. The ship yard had to rebuild the foreward fireroom.I remember going to the messhall early in the morningstill being able to get the smell of daeth coming from the hatches going to the foreward fire room.This after the complkete painting and rebuilding of that space.I would like to hear from any of my shipmates from that time

Keywords: Wonsan Harbor



Entry: 74017
Subject: WENT ABOARD MARCH 51 LEFT 53

Hershell Guarnett wrote on March 21, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: POCAHONTAS AR

Unit: USS LEWIS 535 DE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 71941
Subject: USS LEWIS (DE-535) HISTORY

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on October 13, 2009


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: THE USS LEWIS(DE-535),WAS A JOHN C.BUTLER CLASS D-E.
THE SHIP WAS NAMED IN HONOR OF NAVY CROSS MEDAL HOLDER,ENS.VICTOR ALLEN LEWIS,A NAVY PILOT,WHO WAS MIA
IN THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY IN WWII.THE SHIP'S RADIO CALL
SIGN WAS "N-H-M-S".THE SHIP'S DISPLACEMENT WAS 1600 TONS,SPEED 24 KNOTS,COMPLEMENT 215 CREW.THE USS LEWIS
(DE-535)WAS COMMISSIONED 5,SEPT.1944 AT BOSTON NAVY
YARD,CHARLESTOWN,MA,LCDR.ROBERT H.STEVENS,USNR IN
COMMAND. 10,NOV.1944,THE SHIP DEPARTED FOR THE PACIFIC
WAR,WITH ANTI-SUBMARINE TASK-GROUP 50-8,DURING THE
IWO JIMA CAMPAIGN. THEN IT WAS RADAR PICKETT DUTY
AGAINST JAPANESE KAMAKAZI ATTACKS,DURING THE OKINAWA
CAMPAIGN. THE USS LEWIS LEFT THE PACIFIC WAR ZONE FOR
SAN PEDRO,CA ON 18,NOV.1945.THEN IT WAS DUTY WITH THE
9TH.FLEET,UNTIL DECOMMISSIONING 1,MAY,1946.---------
THE SHIP WAS TOWED TO MARE ISLAND IN 1951,AND UNDERWENT SBC-63,ASW UPGRADE. THE USS LEWIS(DE-535)
WAS RECOMMISSIONED 28,MARCH,1952 AT MARE ISLAND,
VALLEJO,CA,LCDR.GORDON S.HAWKINS,USN IN COMMAND. WITH
THE KOREAN WAR IN PROGRESS,IT WAS OFF TO THE EAST
COAST OF NORTH KOREA,AND BLOCKADE DUTY IN WONSON
HARBOR,AND SURROUNDING AREAS.THE COMMAND,"MAKE SMOKE",
WAS HEARD OFTEN,WHICH ALLOWED THE SHIP TO OPERATE
WITHOUT BEING SEEN BY ENEMY SHORE BATTERIES. ON 13,OCT.1952,THE USS LEWIS(DE-535)WAS TAKEN UNDER FIRE
BY ESTIMATED 105MM ENEMY SHORE BATTERIES,IN THE VICINITY OF HUNGNAM,NORTH KOREA. 88 ROUNDS FROM
PROBABLE RADAR CONTROLLED GUNS CAUSED NO PERSONNEL
CASUALTIES,OR DAMAGE. THE USS LEWIS COUNTERED WITH
214 ROUNDS,AND OBSERVED ONE DIRECT HIT,FOLLOWED BY
SMOKE AND FIRE. THE ENEMY BATTERIES WERE SILENCED.----
ON 21,OCT.1952,IN WONSON HARBOR,THE ROK-NAVY-AMS-501,
AND AMS-503 SHIPS WERE TAKEN UNDER FIRE BY AROUND SIX
ENEMY 75/76MM GUNS FROM HAPCHINNI. THE USS LEWIS
RETURNED FIRE,AND RECEIVED 40 TO 50 ROUNDS IN COUNTERBATTERY FROM THE ENEMY.THE USS LEWIS(DE-535)WAS
HIT ON THE STARBOARD SIDE,IN THE FORWARD FIREROOM,
DISABLING NO.1 BOILER. THE SHELL DID NOT EXPLODE,AND
WAS JETTISONED. A SECOND SHELL EXPLODED ON THE FANTAIL,RESULTING IN SUPERFICIAL MATERIAL DAMAGE.
CASUALTIES;,SEVEN KIA,ONE WOUNDED IN ACTION. THE USS
LEWIS EXPENDED 162 ROUNDS,BEFORE RETURNING TO SEAWARD,
AND REPORTED ABLE TO CARRY OUT ASSIGNMENT,WITH THE
ENGINE PLANT CROSS-CONNECTED.-----------------------
THE HONORED DEAD; BT-1.RICHARD E.BROWER-CANTON,OH---
BTFN.JAMES T. CROSSMAN-SEATTLE,WA---BT-3.ARNOLD W.
KARLIN-MARION,OR---BTG-1.RAYMOND E.REMERS-HONOLULU,
HI---BTC.DAVID J.SCHMIT-TAUNTON,MN---BTFN.GEORGE A.
SCHOFIELD JR.-FAIROAKS,PA---BTFN.FLOYD SNEED-SIDNEY,
AR.------GOD BLESS THESE MEN. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.
---------THE USS LEWIS RETURNED TO SAN DIEGO,CA,IN
NOV.1952. ON 27,MAY,1960,THE SHIP WAS DECOMMISSIONED,
LCDR.DANIEL L.BANKS JR.,USN,IN COMMAND. 1,JAN.1966,
THE SHIP WAS STRICKEN BY THE NAVY.THE SHIP WAS SUNK AS
A TARGET IN JULY,1966,OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA.
THE USS LEWIS(DE-535)RECEIVED THREE BATTLE STARS FOR
WWII SERVICE,AND ONE BATTLE STAR FOR KOREAN WAR SERVICE.------------------------

**JAMES CROSSMAN IS BURIED AT;BLACKHILLS NATIONAL
CEMETERY,STURGIS,SC,SECT.A-SITE 330. **RAYMOND REMERS
IS BURIED AT;NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC,HONOLULU,HI,SECT.Q-SITE 1547.----------

{SIDE-NOTE} ON 2,JUNE,1945,THE USS LEWIS WAS CAUGHT
IN A HEAVY TYPHOON,AND AT ONE POINT,HEELED OVER 67
DEGREES.-----

Keywords: HUNGNAM----------WONSON----------

HAPCHINNI-------21,OCT.,1952



Entry: 71940
Subject: USS LEWIS (DE-535) HISTORY

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on October 13, 2009


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: THE USS LEWIS(DE-535),WAS A JOHN C.BUTLER CLASS D-E.
THE SHIP WAS NAMED IN HONOR OF NAVY CROSS MEDAL HOLDER,ENS.VICTOR ALLEN LEWIS,A NAVY PILOT,WHO WAS MIA
IN THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY IN WWII.THE SHIP'S RADIO CALL
SIGN WAS "N-H-M-S".THE SHIP'S DISPLACEMENT WAS 1600 TONS,SPEED 24 KNOTS,COMPLEMENT 215 CREW.THE USS LEWIS
(DE-535)WAS COMMISSIONED 5,SEPT.1944 AT BOSTON NAVY
YARD,CHARLESTOWN,MA,LCDR.ROBERT H.STEVENS,USNR IN
COMMAND. 10,NOV.1944,THE SHIP DEPARTED FOR THE PACIFIC
WAR,WITH ANTI-SUBMARINE TASK-GROUP 50-8,DURING THE
IWO JIMA CAMPAIGN. THEN IT WAS RADAR PICKETT DUTY
AGAINST JAPANESE KAMAKAZI ATTACKS,DURING THE OKINAWA
CAMPAIGN. THE USS LEWIS LEFT THE PACIFIC WAR ZONE FOR
SAN PEDRO,CA ON 18,NOV.1945.THEN IT WAS DUTY WITH THE
9TH.FLEET,UNTIL DECOMMISSIONING 1,MAY,1946.---------
THE SHIP WAS TOWED TO MARE ISLAND IN 1951,AND UNDERWENT SBC-63,ASW UPGRADE. THE USS LEWIS(DE-535)
WAS RECOMMISSIONED 28,MARCH,1952 AT MARE ISLAND,
VALLEJO,CA,LCDR.GORDON S.HAWKINS,USN IN COMMAND. WITH
THE KOREAN WAR IN PROGRESS,IT WAS OFF TO THE EAST
COAST OF NORTH KOREA,AND BLOCKADE DUTY IN WONSON
HARBOR,AND SURROUNDING AREAS.THE COMMAND,"MAKE SMOKE",
WAS HEARD OFTEN,WHICH ALLOWED THE SHIP TO OPERATE
WITHOUT BEING SEEN BY ENEMY SHORE BATTERIES. ON 13,OCT.1952,THE USS LEWIS(DE-535)WAS TAKEN UNDER FIRE
BY ESTIMATED 105MM ENEMY SHORE BATTERIES,IN THE VICINITY OF HUNGNAM,NORTH KOREA. 88 ROUNDS FROM
PROBABLE RADAR CONTROLLED GUNS CAUSED NO PERSONNEL
CASUALTIES,OR DAMAGE. THE USS LEWIS COUNTERED WITH
214 ROUNDS,AND OBSERVED ONE DIRECT HIT,FOLLOWED BY
SMOKE AND FIRE. THE ENEMY BATTERIES WERE SILENCED.----
ON 21,OCT.1952,IN WONSON HARBOR,THE ROK-NAVY-AMS-501,
AND AMS-503 SHIPS WERE TAKEN UNDER FIRE BY AROUND SIX
ENEMY 75/76MM GUNS FROM HAPCHINNI. THE USS LEWIS
RETURNED FIRE,AND RECEIVED 40 TO 50 ROUNDS IN COUNTERBATTERY FROM THE ENEMY.THE USS LEWIS(DE-535)WAS
HIT ON THE STARBOARD SIDE,IN THE FORWARD FIREROOM,
DISABLING NO.1 BOILER. THE SHELL DID NOT EXPLODE,AND
WAS JETTISONED. A SECOND SHELL EXPLODED ON THE FANTAIL,RESULTING IN SUPERFICIAL MATERIAL DAMAGE.
CASUALTIES;,SEVEN KIA,ONE WOUNDED IN ACTION. THE USS
LEWIS EXPENDED 162 ROUNDS,BEFORE RETURNING TO SEAWARD,
AND REPORTED ABLE TO CARRY OUT ASSIGNMENT,WITH THE
ENGINE PLANT CROSS-CONNECTED.-----------------------
THE HONORED DEAD; BT-1.RICHARD E.BROWER-CANTON,OH---
BTFN.JAMES T. CROSSMAN-SEATTLE,WA---BT-3.ARNOLD W.
KARLIN-MARION,OR---BTG-1.RAYMOND E.REMERS-HONOLULU,
HI---BTC.DAVID J.SCHMIT-TAUNTON,MN---BTFN.GEORGE A.
SCHOFIELD JR.-FAIROAKS,PA---BTFN.FLOYD SNEED-SIDNEY,
AR.------GOD BLESS THESE MEN. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.
---------THE USS LEWIS RETURNED TO SAN DIEGO,CA,IN
NOV.1952. ON 27,MAY,1960,THE SHIP WAS DECOMMISSIONED,
LCDR.DANIEL L.BANKS JR.,USN,IN COMMAND. 1,JAN.1966,
THE SHIP WAS STRICKEN BY THE NAVY.THE SHIP WAS SUNK AS
A TARGET IN JULY,1966,OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA.
THE USS LEWIS(DE-535)RECEIVED THREE BATTLE STARS FOR
WWII SERVICE,AND ONE BATTLE STAR FOR KOREAN WAR SERVICE.------------------------

**JAMES CROSSMAN IS BURIED AT;BLACKHILLS NATIONAL
CEMETERY,STURGIS,SC,SECT.A-SITE 330. **RAYMOND REMERS
IS BURIED AT;NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC,HONOLULU,HI,SECT.Q-SITE 1547.----------

{SIDE-NOTE} ON 2,JUNE,1945,THE USS LEWIS WAS CAUGHT
IN A HEAVY TYPHOON,AND AT ONE POINT,HEELED OVER 67
DEGREES.-----

Keywords: HUNGNAM----------WONSON----------

HAPCHINNI-------21,OCT.,1952



Entry: 71939
Subject: USS LEWIS (DE-535) HISTORY

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on October 13, 2009


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: THE USS LEWIS(DE-535),WAS A JOHN C.BUTLER CLASS D-E.
THE SHIP WAS NAMED IN HONOR OF NAVY CROSS MEDAL HOLDER,ENS.VICTOR ALLEN LEWIS,A NAVY PILOT,WHO WAS MIA
IN THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY IN WWII.THE SHIP'S RADIO CALL
SIGN WAS "N-H-M-S".THE SHIP'S DISPLACEMENT WAS 1600 TONS,SPEED 24 KNOTS,COMPLEMENT 215 CREW.THE USS LEWIS
(DE-535)WAS COMMISSIONED 5,SEPT.1944 AT BOSTON NAVY
YARD,CHARLESTOWN,MA,LCDR.ROBERT H.STEVENS,USNR IN
COMMAND. 10,NOV.1944,THE SHIP DEPARTED FOR THE PACIFIC
WAR,WITH ANTI-SUBMARINE TASK-GROUP 50-8,DURING THE
IWO JIMA CAMPAIGN. THEN IT WAS RADAR PICKETT DUTY
AGAINST JAPANESE KAMAKAZI ATTACKS,DURING THE OKINAWA
CAMPAIGN. THE USS LEWIS LEFT THE PACIFIC WAR ZONE FOR
SAN PEDRO,CA ON 18,NOV.1945.THEN IT WAS DUTY WITH THE
9TH.FLEET,UNTIL DECOMMISSIONING 1,MAY,1946.---------
THE SHIP WAS TOWED TO MARE ISLAND IN 1951,AND UNDERWENT SBC-63,ASW UPGRADE. THE USS LEWIS(DE-535)
WAS RECOMMISSIONED 28,MARCH,1952 AT MARE ISLAND,
VALLEJO,CA,LCDR.GORDON S.HAWKINS,USN IN COMMAND. WITH
THE KOREAN WAR IN PROGRESS,IT WAS OFF TO THE EAST
COAST OF NORTH KOREA,AND BLOCKADE DUTY IN WONSON
HARBOR,AND SURROUNDING AREAS.THE COMMAND,"MAKE SMOKE",
WAS HEARD OFTEN,WHICH ALLOWED THE SHIP TO OPERATE
WITHOUT BEING SEEN BY ENEMY SHORE BATTERIES. ON 13,OCT.1952,THE USS LEWIS(DE-535)WAS TAKEN UNDER FIRE
BY ESTIMATED 105MM ENEMY SHORE BATTERIES,IN THE VICINITY OF HUNGNAM,NORTH KOREA. 88 ROUNDS FROM
PROBABLE RADAR CONTROLLED GUNS CAUSED NO PERSONNEL
CASUALTIES,OR DAMAGE. THE USS LEWIS COUNTERED WITH
214 ROUNDS,AND OBSERVED ONE DIRECT HIT,FOLLOWED BY
SMOKE AND FIRE. THE ENEMY BATTERIES WERE SILENCED.----
ON 21,OCT.1952,IN WONSON HARBOR,THE ROK-NAVY-AMS-501,
AND AMS-503 SHIPS WERE TAKEN UNDER FIRE BY AROUND SIX
ENEMY 75/76MM GUNS FROM HAPCHINNI. THE USS LEWIS
RETURNED FIRE,AND RECEIVED 40 TO 50 ROUNDS IN COUNTERBATTERY FROM THE ENEMY.THE USS LEWIS(DE-535)WAS
HIT ON THE STARBOARD SIDE,IN THE FORWARD FIREROOM,
DISABLING NO.1 BOILER. THE SHELL DID NOT EXPLODE,AND
WAS JETTISONED. A SECOND SHELL EXPLODED ON THE FANTAIL,RESULTING IN SUPERFICIAL MATERIAL DAMAGE.
CASUALTIES;,SEVEN KIA,ONE WOUNDED IN ACTION. THE USS
LEWIS EXPENDED 162 ROUNDS,BEFORE RETURNING TO SEAWARD,
AND REPORTED ABLE TO CARRY OUT ASSIGNMENT,WITH THE
ENGINE PLANT CROSS-CONNECTED.-----------------------
THE HONORED DEAD; BT-1.RICHARD E.BROWER-CANTON,OH---
BTFN.JAMES T. CROSSMAN-SEATTLE,WA---BT-3.ARNOLD W.
KARLIN-MARION,OR---BTG-1.RAYMOND E.REMERS-HONOLULU,
HI---BTC.DAVID J.SCHMIT-TAUNTON,MN---BTFN.GEORGE A.
SCHOFIELD JR.-FAIROAKS,PA---BTFN.FLOYD SNEED-SIDNEY,
AR.------GOD BLESS THESE MEN. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE.
---------THE USS LEWIS RETURNED TO SAN DIEGO,CA,IN
NOV.1952. ON 27,MAY,1960,THE SHIP WAS DECOMMISSIONED,
LCDR.DANIEL L.BANKS JR.,USN,IN COMMAND. 1,JAN.1966,
THE SHIP WAS STRICKEN BY THE NAVY.THE SHIP WAS SUNK AS
A TARGET IN JULY,1966,OFF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA.
THE USS LEWIS(DE-535)RECEIVED THREE BATTLE STARS FOR
WWII SERVICE,AND ONE BATTLE STAR FOR KOREAN WAR SERVICE.------------------------

**JAMES CROSSMAN IS BURIED AT;BLACKHILLS NATIONAL
CEMETERY,STURGIS,SC,SECT.A-SITE 330. **RAYMOND REMERS
IS BURIED AT;NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC,HONOLULU,HI,SECT.Q-SITE 1547.----------

{SIDE-NOTE} ON 2,JUNE,1945,THE USS LEWIS WAS CAUGHT
IN A HEAVY TYPHOON,AND AT ONE POINT,HEELED OVER 67
DEGREES.-----

Keywords: HUNGNAM----------WONSON----------

HAPCHINNI-------21,OCT.,1952



Entry: 69187
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

James Bowen wrote on February 19, 2009


City and State: CEDARTOWN GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the Lewis from January 1955 thru October 1958 in forward engine room would like to hear from any shipmates from that time. Ship toured in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, island patrols in Guam,etc.

Keywords: USS Lewis , forward engine room, Korea, Formosa Straits, sub chaser,



Entry: 67842
Subject: HAVE A 12

Scott Fowler wrote on November 12, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 59048
Subject: USS LEWIS DE535 1954 PICTURES

Robert Pittelkow wrote on September 27, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: BLOOMINGTON MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was a FTSN and FT3 on the USS Lewis in 1955. I'm looking for pictures of USS Lewis DE535 taken after the Korean War. I know a Cruise Book was written for the 1955 Far East cruise but mine has been lost.

Keywords:



Entry: 49206
Subject: LOOKING FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS FROM '52 WHEN LEWIS WAS HIT

Steven Frysinger wrote on February 24, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: USS LEWIS

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was the Engineer of the Lewis when she was hit in 1952, and I'm trying to help him locate newspaper clippings which describe anything having to do with this.

Keywords: USS Lewis, DE 535, 1952



Entry: 45380
Subject: SERVED IN PACIFIC 1957-1959

Herbert H. Eling JR. wrote on August 23, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: USS LEWIS DE 535

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I served on the Lewis from Feb 1957 to end of 1958 (I think). We were deployed to the Western Pacific. I have some photos hidden away somewhere.
Addition: I was a yoeman in the Gunnery Department, and I had to straighten out the Gunnery Office in aftersteering, left just the way it was when it got hit in Korea.

Keywords:



Entry: 45379
Subject: SERVED IN PACIFIC 1957-1959

Herbert H. Eling JR. wrote on August 23, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: USS LEWIS DE 535

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I served on the Lewis from Feb 1957 to end of 1958 (I think). We were deployed to the Western Pacific. I have some photos hidden away somewhere.

Keywords:



Entry: 32137
Subject: INFORMATION

Shannon Dietzen wrote on February 18, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: KOKOMO IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My granfather served on the U.S.S. Lewis DE 535.
His name was Cornelius Dietzen (a.k.a Con, Connie, and god knows how many other names.)
He passed away in Sept. 2002 and I looked for years for people who knew him, photos, and other info. In my hunt I found one of his old friends for the Lewis crew. I have decided to keep looking. So if you have any info on the ship, him, or anything else please contact me.

Keywords:



Entry: 30987
Subject: SERVED 1959-1961 - RM3

Marv Korn wrote on January 6, 2003


City and State: SHAWNEE MISSION KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served from 1959 until ship was decommishioned in 1961. Was aboard ship for island survalence and with the Trieste.

Keywords:



Entry: 24952
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH ME

Jimmy Lynch wrote on April 25, 2002

Deceased

City and State: GRIFFIN GA

Unit: US NAVY FLEET

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone who was on the USS Lewis in October of 1952 when it was hit in Wonson Harbor.

Keywords: USS Dortch, USS Vammen and the USS Lewis







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