USS McCoy Reynolds (DE-440)


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Entry: 91280
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYBODY WHO SERVED WITH EN2 SLIPSAGER

Les Otwell JR wrote on May 28, 2015


City and State: INGLESIDE TX

Unit: USS MILLIUS DDG 69

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just looking for any of Jerome's old shipmates. Know he was onboard when the Reynolds took out the gun implacement during Korea. Read Larry's story exactly the way the way my stepdad discribed it. He loved the navy and was very proud that I joined. I even went into the same rate. He never got to see me put on chief. Passed away in 97. Anyone who new him would love to hear some sea stories.

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Entry: 84502
Subject: DE 440 REUMIOM

Robert Ridihalgh wrote on October 23, 2012


City and State: CARMEN ID

Unit: DE 440

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: our last reunion was sept. 22-25 2012 in sac calif

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Entry: 73739
Subject: CAPT CAROL TURNER

Gary Turner wrote on February 27, 2010


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Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: My uncle was the CO of the Reynolds from 1951 - 1953?

I know he was CO when the Reynolds destroyed the train in N Korea in 1952. He passed away in 1992 and is interred at the navy cemetery, Ananoplis MD. He graduated from Ananoplis class of 1941 and sered until 1971.

Just came across this blog after researching his naval career. Would like to hear from those that may have served with him.

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Entry: 69865
Subject: MY DADDY

Donna Hinton wrote on April 14, 2009


City and State: MONROE GA

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: My dad was in the Navy and on the USS Reynolds. I'm looking for anyone who might have known him and have pictures. His name was John Odus Adams. I believe he was on Reynolds around 1942-1945. Thank you so much!



Entry: 68887
Subject: SEARCHING

Jackie Buckner wrote on January 29, 2009


City and State: FORT SMITH AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone that served with Carl T. Wisley.

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Entry: 67684
Subject: LOOKING FOR EX-SHIPMATES

Donald D. Akers wrote on October 31, 2008

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City and State: THE VILLAGES FL

Unit: USS MCCOY REYNOLDS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

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Entry: 66118
Subject: TELL ME ALL YOU KNOW

Dave Lawless wrote on June 18, 2008


City and State: GALVA KS

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: 440 uss reynolds



Entry: 62964
Subject: MY DAD

Dave Lawless wrote on November 12, 2007


City and State: GALVA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served on the USS McCoy Reynolds DE-440 in the Korean war as a machinist mate second class from November 1950 to September 1954. He never talked about his service (he was a very proud man) and past away when I was 14 years old leaving a family of six children and widow, he worked hard and died from cancer at the age of 43. His wife, my mother raised us kids and needs alot of credit, but I do not know my dad very well, if anyone served with him please email or write me and tell me anything you can. I am 48 myself so let me know the details, I have waited too long to do this, but you do not know what it would mean to me and my family. Thank You wery much!!!

Keywords: USS McCoy Reynolds DE-440



Entry: 62963
Subject: MY DAD

Dave Lawless wrote on November 12, 2007


City and State: GALVA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served on the USS McCoy Reynolds DE-440 in the Korean war as a machinist mate second class from November 1950 to September 1954. He never talked about his service (he was a very proud man) and past away when I was 14 years old leaving a family of six children and widow, he worked hard and died from cancer at the age of 43. His wife, my mother raised us kids and needs alot of credit, but I do not know my dad very well, if anyone served with him please email or write me and tell me anything you can. I am 48 myself so let me know the details, I have waited too long to do this, but you do not know what it would mean to me and my family. Thank You wery much!!!

Keywords: USS McCoy Reynolds DE-440



Entry: 61386
Subject: MY FATHER

David Jackson wrote on June 24, 2007


City and State: KEARNEY NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was a radioman aboard the McCoy Reynolds. I'm not sure what years his tour of duty was, but I do have information placing him on ship in 1952. His name was Jerome Jackson. He passed away in May of 1982.

I have pictures of My father with some other crewmen on an RnR in Hawaii. Would love to hear about that!
Anyone knowing my father can email me. Thank you.

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Entry: 58006
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREW MEMBER

Kasey McDougal wrote on July 7, 2006


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

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Keywords: I was looking for anyone who knew Jesse Wilburn McDougal He was my grandfather



Entry: 51782
Subject: THE REAL MCCOY, THE FIGHTIN 440

Larry G. Rowe wrote on July 1, 2005

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City and State: WHITE BEAR LAKE MN

Unit: STOREKEEPER

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: From Great Lakes, Company 427, under E. L. Ames, Company Commander, in early 1951, many of us went to San Diego to take the Fightin 440 out of mothballs. Of the many going to San Diego, via rail on the Santa Fe, I do remember Donald Carter and Harry Rome. I am foggy on all the others. I remember many from Great Lakes, but not clear on who all went to the 440.

My one memory beyond what Norm Larson wrote about, before, is the time we knocked out the big cannon at Wonson Harbor. The Harbor was like a water wing, with a narrow passage between the two bodies. Ships going through the passage had to slow down. Miles back up in the mountains the enemy had a cannon they would roll out of a cave to shoot at the slow moving ships. I was in the CIC room on radar, giving coordinates. They rolled out the cannon and the shell passed over the ship making a big splash a few feet away. The 440 responded in seconds, and we got that sucker. I was reading out coordinates second by second. Somewhere I have photo's of that.

I also remember the dark night we picked up two Koreans in a Sanpan, not knowing if they were friend or foe. I ended up with their Korean Flag, and kept it in a peanut can, for years. The only fear I experienced was doing on-deck patrol in the dark of night, as we patroled the coast, all lights off. The imagination ran wild.

As we spent months and years at Pearl Harbor, and all the pineapple the Navy purchased, in all the forms, I could not eat anything pineapple until I hit 60. Also, in that rough storm in the South China Sea, a case of vinegar broke open and drenched my office storeroom. The vinegar stench lasted forever. I couldn't stand vinegar until I hit 60.

I had my first drink in Sasebo, Japan, where I pursued a White Russian dancer. Didn't succeed!

Keywords: USS 440 McCoy Reynolds



Entry: 51374
Subject: MCCOY REYNOLDS DE-440 1951-1953 QUARTERMASTER

Norman Larson wrote on June 6, 2005

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City and State: CHANDLER AZ

Unit: USS MCCOY REYNOLDS DE-440 1951-1953

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served aboard the Reynolds 51-53, we made a six months tour in 1952 going to Japan, did the Formosa patrol routine, three legs, north, center and south. We then got RNR at a super place near Mt Fugi. The town was called Fugi View where we stayed for ten to fourteen days and it was great. We spent thirty days in Wonsan, Korea area as a pick up ship for downed pilots and shooting star shells over two Islands that had Marines on them. We had to light the area up so they could see if any gooks were coming out. We then went to Hong Kong and dropped anchor for thirty days. I think we were called a radio transfer station for that thirty days. It was good duty, had a ball. I remember when we went to Saseboe, Japan and we were there for a few days. About twenty of the ships crew chartered a bus and we took a 120 mile trip to Nagasaki. The roads were dirt and gravel washboard. By the time we got there my kidneys were coming out of my rectum, but we survived. Nagasaki was still a total wasteland and I just looked it over from the hills, no radiation for this guy. We operated with a Task Group which included a Battle Wagon, I think the New Jersey and an Air Craft Carrier, I can not remember which one. There were several Cruisers, Destroyers and of course DE's. We were operating off the Battle Wagons Port Bow doing ASW pinging with Sonar. It was an awesome sight to see the Wagon do a nine gun broadside at whatever they were shooting at. We got into a Typhoon While we were heading to Japan at one point and we were stuck in this storm for about five or six days and it was a living hell. I was steering the ship during this time and we had the two 36" carbon arc signal lights shinning straight ahead so we could see the size and direction of the swells. They looked like they were 100' high. We took a 47 degree roll at one time when we got broadsided by a wave and we all held on with all our might and the Reynolds came back up and righted it's self. The swells were so big that we were like s submarine going through them and they were breaking clear over the command bridge. When the storm finally blew past us we had no idea where we were. We had 60 fathoms of water under the keel and it was yellow from the storm. With the sun out we were able to get a sun line and started heading back to Japan. That night we got a star fix and man we were way off from where we started. We made it back to Japan and ported for a good rest and resupply. Well, there is my book. If anyone remembers any of the happenings or if not, give me a call, send and email. Let's talk. PS,when we got back to Pearl Harbor I was sent to Quartermasters school at Bainbridge, MD for three months After I had been back for a short while the Navigations Officer, Allen Stack, Olympic backstroke champion, asked me if I wanted to try out for a Navy Swimming Team that was being Put together. I jumped at the chance and made the team as a sprinter. Allen Stack and I were transfered off the ship and I then worked at ComServPac in the operations office and swam every day. This was real tuff duty. I think I was swimming at Waikiki Beach every day for the next two years. Send me an email, call on the phone or write a letter, let's talk. See Ya, Norm.

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Entry: 50827
Subject: SERVED 1951 THRU 1953

John Bianco wrote on May 13, 2005

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City and State: LAS CRUCES NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: i was the baker on board and was onthe ship over three years and was transfered to the uss philip to go to the marshall islands forthe nuclear bombtest and was caught in the worst distaster of any bomb test because of the fall out we got the heaviest dose of the fallout well i guess that is all i can say.

Keywords: from pearl harbor to korea and around the china sea to hong kong



Entry: 42615
Subject: SOM2/C

William (Bill) Bondanza wrote on April 26, 2004

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City and State: HILTON HEAD IS SC

Unit: AWS- SONAR

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords: SERVED ABOARD USS MCCOY REYNOLDS DE440 MAY2,1944- APRIL 9TH 1946. AWARDED 5 BATTLE STARS INCLUDING THE SINKING OF JAPANESE SUBMARINE I-37 ON NOV. 19,1944.ANXIOUS TO HEAR FROM OTHER SHIPMATES.



Entry: 35777
Subject: SERVICE 1955-1956

Jess Long wrote on July 26, 2003

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the "Real McCoy" from Oct, 1955 til Aug. 1956, when she went back to the states for de-commissioning. Any of the old shipmates around?

Keywords: USS McCoy Reynolds



Entry: 31301
Subject: DESCENDANT OF MCCOY REYNOLDS

Kathy Newsom wrote on January 16, 2003


City and State: GRAND MARSH WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am a descendant of McCoy Reynolds please notify me

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Entry: 18541
Subject: MY GRANDPA

Carl Lawless wrote on August 7, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandpa was a crew member of the DE 440 McCoy Reynolds. He passed away before I was born so I am trying to find some information and or pictures of the ship and crew members who knew my grandpa. He worked on the engines or something to do with them. He was Carl Lawless. If you knew him or have any information or pictures of the ship or him or anything, please e-mail me at Papasmurf_mk@hotmail.com
Thank You

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