USS Drum (SS-228)

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This list was originally compiled by Tom Bowser. We have attempted to include anyone who served on the USS Drum during WWII, including what would have been the 14th war patrol that was underway when the war ended. If you find any errors or would like to make an addition, please contact me at:
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Crew Roster of the USS Drum (SS-228) in WWII
Name Rate & Rank Patrol(s) Served On
Abel, William K. S1c 11
Adams, Ollie B. Ens 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Alamia, Anthony J. F2c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Allen, Frank L. F2c 6, 7, 8, 9
Anderson, Gilbert M. S2c 2, 3, 4, 5
Anderson, Robert L. EM3c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Applegate, Elvin C. TM2c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Archer, G.R. TM3c 14
Armstrong, Kenneth G. EM1c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Bader, G.H. Ens 11, 12, 13
Baker, James E. F1c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Baker, Nesbert D. S2c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Barnett, George M. F1c 12, 13
Barrell, David C. EM1c 1, 2, 3
Bean, Richard M. ? ?
Bell, Edgar A. F1c, MM2c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
Berg, Eugene M. S2c ?
Birdsell, Donald A. RM3c 11, 12, 13, 14
Bledsoe, James E. S1c 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Bloom, William StM2c 12, 13
Boap, Emmett J. TM1c 11, 12, 13, 14
Boldt, Charles W. F2c 6, 7, 8, 9
Bourland, James H. AS 3
Brewer, E.G. Y2c 14
Brock, C.R. F1c 14
Brown, H.R. StM2c 14
Brown, James C. S1c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Brownell, Ralph E. MoMM2c 5, 6, 8
Buckbee, William D. EM2c, MM2c 1, 2, 3, 4
Bundy, John T. MM2c 2, 4, 5
Burke, John A. EM3c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Butcher, E.C. MoMM2c 14
Callahan, T.C. CMoMM 14
Campbell, Robert M. TM2c 12, 13, 14
Carlson, A.F. S1c 14
Carmean, Myrlon H. S2c, TM1c 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Carr, Roy TM2c 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Caverly, John E. MM2c 1, 2, 3
Caviness, Daniel D. RM2c 1, 3
Champion, James R. S1c 11, 12, 13, 14
Chandler, P.J. S1c 14
Chase, Carl C. Jr. S2c 2, 3
Chico, Dominich P. S1c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Chipman, Hubert H. F1c 12, 13, 14
Cizier, C.S. EM2c 14
Cleveland, Edward C. MM1c 1, 2, 3
Coccia, Salvatore "Sam" ? ?
Cole, Percy A. RM2c ?
Connonly, P.J. Ens 11, 12, 13, 14
Conyers, Milton E. TM2c 1, 2, 3
Copeland, Glen E. TM2c ?
Corbett, Glenn C. EM3c 6, 7
Cox, ? ? ?
Cozier, Charles S. RM3c 10, 11, 12, 13
Criswell, Lane P. Y1c 2, 3
Crowe, Audly L. GM1c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Crowe, Ray A. MoMM2c 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Curtis, Warren G. SM2c 7
Custer, Joseph W. Jr. S1c 13, 14
Dalwitz, Wilbert W. AS, S2c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Dawson, Elijah Jr. MAtt2c 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
Decoo, George F. Jr. Y1c 6, 7, 8
DeGrazio, Tony CSM 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Deighnan, Walter F. S2c 2
DeRosa, Gerard J. Bkr3c 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Dial, Harrel RT2c 4
Dittmeyer, Jack L. RM1c 11, 12, 13
Dixon, Donald T. S1c 9, 10
Dodd, Oliver L. SC3c 12, 13
Doran, Hugh J. III FCS2c 10, 11, 12, 13
Dozier, Henry H. MM2c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Dunphy, Joseph L. MoMM1c 1, 13, 14
Dye, Ira Ltjg 3, 4
Dzik, Edward H. SC2c 1, 2, 3
Echols, Albert L. GM3c 13
Eddy, F.M. LCdr 12, 13, 14
Elkins, William C. GM3c 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
Eller, Dock M. MM1c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ellis, D.C. Y3c 14
Erwin, Verl ? ?
Etheridge, W.R. Lt 12, 13
Eubanks, James W. MoMM2c 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Exstekowicz, Edward F1c 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Fedor, Robert C. EM3c 4, 5, 6
Fellow, Everett M. SC1c 7
Ferguson, Donald I. S1c 1
Fischer, Arthur C. TM2c 13, 14
Fleischman, Russel S1c 13
Flynn, Thomas Jr. S2c 1
Fooks, Raymond F1c 10, 11
Forte, E.J. Ens ?
Fox, Conrad L. EM1c 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Foxworth, L.C. TM2c 14
Foxworthy, Leland D. TM3c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Frederick, Clayton J. EM3c 9, 10, 11
Fromiller, Karl J. S1c 13
Frye, Clyde C. SC2c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Furman, Phillip A. CMoMM 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Galas, Alexander SM3c 1, 4, 5, 6
Ganley, John F. Jr. MM1c 1, 2
Getzewich, Julian MM1c 1
Goundrey, R.L. S1c 14
Green, Wayne S. II ET1c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Greenler, D.W. F1c 14
Gunderson, Edwin Jr. S1c 13, 14
Gupganus, Arthur A. CTM(AA) 1, 2, 3
Habermehl, Bernard J. F1c 1
Hagman, A.E. MoMM2c 14
Hahn, H.J. MoMM1c 14
Haines, Orval G. CPhM 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Hanks, William E. Ltjg 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Hardin, "E""M" AS 1
Harper, John D. Ens 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Harris, Celeb S. SC3c 6, 7
Harris, Charles E. TM3c 1, 3
Havens, Paul G. SC1c 3, 4, 5
Hazapis, T. Ens 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Helgerson, Joseph S2c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Heller, Jack E. EM1c 4, 5, 6, 7
Henderson, Lee R. S2c 6, 7, 8
Henson, R.A. MoMM1c 14
Hilgendorf, Donald R. S1c 13, 14
Hill, J.G. TM2c 14
Hiss, W.F. MoMM1c 14
Hudson, John E. S1c 7, 8, 9
Hutchinson, Jack M. EM2c 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Ireland, Joe N. RM2c 4, 5, 6, 7
Jackson, N. RM1c 14
Jacobson, Gerald C. S1c 10, 11, 12, 13
James, Willie MAtt3c 1
Jewell, Conrad D. TM3c 1
Johnson, Charles C. Y1c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Johnson, Charles H. S2c 7, 8
Johnson, E. S1c 14
Johnson, Leonard M. S1c 5
Johnson, Russel L. TM3c 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Johnson, W.H. Lt 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Jones, Arthur S1c 7
Jones, Harry RM2c 8, 9, 10
Kalamen, Paul CEM 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Kane, Thomas P. Jr. TM3c 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Kash, Arthur AS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Kearns, Glenn E. S2c 4, 5, 6, 7
Kellett, George W. SC1c 9, 10, 11
Kelly, R.O. Ens 4, 5
Kess, Samuel S. F1c 1, 3, 4
Killough, Walter J. CMoMM 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Kimmel, Manning M. Lt 1, 2, 3, 4
Kissinger, Robert TM2c 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Klosterman, Clarence Jr. S1c 11, 12, 13
Korte, E.J. Ens 13, 14
Krivacic, P.J. EM2c 14
Kronholm, Donald E. S1c 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Krooner, Edward W. MM2c 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Kuhn, Marvin G. S2c 3, 4, 5
Kurtz, Leslaie R. SC3c 11, 12
LaBeouf, Alfred W. RT3c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
LaMark, Christopher P. S1c 1, 2, 3
Ladd, G.E. QM3c 14
Lamfers, Albert W. TM3c 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Lander, L.W. MoMM3c 14
Lang, Emerson C. F1c 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Langkil, Lawerence L. MoMM2c 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Lazo, Edward S1c 9, 10
Leach, Gilbert E. CMoMM 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Lefler, Kenneth C. SM2c 11, 12, 13, 14
Lehman, Roland E. TM2c 1, 2
Leib, J.A. F1c 14
Levine, David H. SM1c 12, 13, 14
Likkle, R. TM3c 14
Lindsay, Robert G. Jr. RM3c 2, 4, 5
Lisenbach, Frank Jr. F3c 13, 14
Lister, William E. RM2c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Lomax, G.F. StM1c 14
Lopez, N.M. RM3c 14
Lund, Paul E. EM3c 11, 12, 13, 14
Lytle, George W. MAtt1c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
McCann, J.J. Ltjg 14
McClendon, William H. SM1c 1, 2, 3
McCowan, James L. TM3c 6, 7, 8
McFadden, Jack L. F3c 4
McFadden, Ralph W. PhM1c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
McIntire, Kenneth E. S1c 7
McKay, Claude J. StM1c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
McKinney, Samuel W. F2c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
McMahon, Bernard F. LCdr 4, 5, 6, 7
McNeal, H.P. LCdr 14
Macarelli, Joseph S. F2c 6, 7, 8
Madlich, C.H. MoMM3c 14
Maledy, Kenneth L. F1c 11, 12, 13
Manning, Robert L. CMM 1
Martin, Armor W. F3c 1, 2, 3, 4
Martin, Sidney J. QM1c 1, 2, 3, 4
Maxwell, Gainey S. GM3c 14
May, Maynard D. PhM1c 6, 7, 8
Medlock, Charles H. MoMM3c 13
Meyer, John J. TM2c 6, 8, 9, 10
Mitchell, W.T. Y1c 14
Morgon, Ernest L. CEM 1
Mossing, William F. MoMM2c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Mullen, John T. EM3c 10, 11
Murphy, Arthur C. EM2c 1, 2
Navine, A.H. F1c 14
Nelson, R.E. Lt 10, 11, 12, 13
Nicholas, Nicholas J. Lt 1, 2, 4
Nichols, Harvey E. S2c 3, 4, 5
Nielson, Russell H. MoMM2c 10, 11, 12, 13
Niles, T.E. CTM 14
Olson, Carrol A. F2c 10, 11, 12, 13
Olson, Robert L. Y2c 4
Otto, Delbert R. MM1c 1, 2, 3, 4
Owens, Hardy B. CMoMM 6, 7, 8
Paradise, H.W. GM2c 14
Parker, Charles W. S1c 3, 4, 5
Pepper, Ruben H. CEM 1, 2, 3
Peterson, William J. AS 2, 3, 4, 5
Pettigrew, Rex F3c 3, 4, 5, 6
Phillips, Rollie P. TM2c 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Pisarczyk, Frank MoMM2c 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Powell, Frederick E. F1c 11, 12, 13, 14
Pridonoff, Eugene Ens 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Psencik, Robert L. MM1c 1, 3
Pyle, Clarence L. TM1c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ramsing, Verner U. Ens 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Reed, Gordon M. AS 2, 5, 6
Rice, Robert H. LCdr 1, 2, 3
Rich, Jack M. F2c, F1c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Rindskopf, Maurice H. LCdr 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Ring, Herbert Jr. S1c 12, 13, 14
Ritchie, Robert W. F1c 3, 4, 5, 6
Roach, D.F. Jr. Ltjg 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Robbins, Jack R. EM1c 8, 9, 10
Robinson, D. SC1c 14
Rodgers, Charles S2c 9
Rogers, John D. EM2c 1
Rosset, Waldo D. EM3c 1, 2, 3, 4
Rowe, James E. S2c 5, 6
Royal, Arthur J. StM1c 6
Ruebush, Calvin B. TM3c 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Ryan, Joseph E. MM1c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Ryan, L.L. Ens 13
Satterwhite, Marshall TM2c 1, 2, 3, 4
Savage, Carl H. S1c 3
Schaedler, George A. EM1c 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Schechter, Charles MoMM2c 12, 13, 14
Scheiking, Walter D. F2c 8
Schmidt, David Bkr3c 12, 13, 14
Serrano, Angelo A. F1c 8
Seyfert, Edward K. F1c 13
Shakelford, Theodore E. CTM 12, 13
Shonerd, W.A. Ens 11
Sidebottom, C.W. TM1c 14
Simko, Frank M. AS 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Simmons, Charles G. Jr. S2c 2, 3
Simpson, Clyde R. AS 2
Smith, Alvah P. Jr. EM1c 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Smith, Andrew J. GM2c 6
Smith, Walter L. S2c 1
Snyder, H.W. Ens 14
Sponseller, Howard L. TM1c 1, 2
Stafford, Archie D. S1c 2
Steele, Creighton S. CMoMM 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Stempf, Charles R. Ltjg 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Stilson, Louis A. F3c 4
Stockton, Charles E. TM3c 3, 4, 5
Stout, Claude G. CEM 9, 10
Stover, Rual C. S1c 4, 5, 6
Straight, John E. F2c 6, 7
Sturr, Thomas Jr. MoMM1c 12, 13
Style, Norman V. RM3c 3, 4, 5, 6
Sullenger, James M. FC1c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Swarts, Richard Y1c 1
Swope, William R. RM2c 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Szymanski, Ted AS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Tacke, Milton C. RM2c 11, 12, 13, 14
Talbot, Verne M. MoMMc 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13
Telthorst, Vernon L. EM3c 12, 13, 14
Thibideau, Ronald W. EM3c 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Tomaselli, Jake EM2c 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Truxton, Joseph J. F3c 3, 4
Valenzuela, Edward T. MoMM1c 10, 11
Vaughan, Richard H. S2c 2
Vaughn, Donald O. RM3c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Villani, P.J. EM2c 14
Wajda, Steve J. F3c 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Walker, Keefe EM1c 13
Walsh, Edward F. SC1c 1, 2
Walsh, Thomas E. EM2c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Watson, James D. SM1c 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Watt, James B. EM2c 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Waycasey, William E. MoMM2c 3, 4
Webber, James F. MoMM1c 6, 7, 8
Wentz, Royce E. S1c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
West, Thomas H. S2c 3, 4
Wheeler, Hubert EM2c 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
White, Robert E. F3c 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
White, Raymond F. TM2c 6, 7
Whitright, Earl B. EM3c 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Wilkinson, Edward N. RM1c 1, 2
Williamson, D.F. Cdr 8, 9
Williamson, Phillip L. S1c 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Wilson, R.K. CPhM 14
Wolf, William H. S2c 3, 4, 5, 8
Workman, Thomas M. TM1c 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11
Wright, James D. EM2c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Wright, Lowell S. MM2c 1, 2, 5
Yanik, William P. EM3c 12, 13, 14
York, Keith L. S1c 1, 2
Young, C.M. Lt 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Zimmerman, Robert C. SM2c 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Rating Definitions & Duties
Abbreviation Rating Duties
AS Apprentice
Seaman
Know naval drill duties, tie knots, stand watch.
Bkr Baker Operate ovens. Do any kind of baking.
EM Electrician's
Mate
Use electrical tools and repair electrical equipment. Charge storage batteries. Wind armatures. Stand watch on main gyrocompass and in main control room of electrically driven ships. Repair telephone circuits. Apply first aid in case of electrical shock.
ET Electronics
Technician
Maintain, operate, and administer the submarine's radio communication equipment and radar equipment.
F Fireman Fire and tend boilers. Operate, adjust and repair pumps.
FC Fire
Controlman
Stow, inspect and repair fire control instruments. Take charge of fire control equipment. Know electricity - A.C. and D.C. Man fire control stations.
FCS Fire
Controlman S
Submarine fire controlman.
GM Gunner's
Mate
Take charge of gun and crew. Assemble and fire all types of guns. Handle ammunition. Handle mines and depth charges.
MAtt Mess
Attendant
Serves food. Sets tables for meals. Washes glassware, silverware, and dishes after meals. Disposes of trash and garbage.
MM Machinist's
Mate
Operate main and auxiliary engines. Adjust, repair, and overhaul engines. Be familiar with ship's drainage systems, distilling plants, evaporators and pumps.
MoMM Motor
Machinist's
Mate
Operate machine tools. Operate and maintain internal combustion engines and engine auxiliaries. Knowledge of pressure and air systems. Be familiar with electrical apparatus.
PhM Pharmacist's
Mate
Take charge of sick bay. Do minor surgery and administer simple medicines.
QM Quartermaster Steer ship and take soundings. Use range finder. Plot bearings. Know signal control and navigation. Send and receive International Code by blinker, searchlight and semaphore.
RM Radioman Transmit and receive radio messages. Encipher and decipher messages.
RT Radio
Technician
Maintain radio equipment.
S Seaman Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties.
SC Ship's
Cook
Supervise and prepare cooking.
SM Signalman Stand signal watch on bridge. Identify flags. Use blinker, searchlight and semaphore. Use range finder, searchlights, signal apparatus.
StM Steward's
Mate
Serve at table in officers' mess.
TM Torpedoman's
Mate
Lubricate, assemble, charge and fire torpedoes and mines.
Y Yeoman Take charge of ship's office. Take dictation, write Navy letters. Prepare reports and keep personnel records.

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