USS Electra (AKA 4)

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* = Photo by Don Ravey    ** = Photo by Floyd Cramer
= Photo by Ed Schnatterly     = Photo by Jerry Meyer
= Photo by Bill Hamilton     = Photo by Gerald Mullet
= Photo by Dan Howard     = Photo by Dean Bistline
= Photo from Lloyd Grady     = Photo by George Koestel
= Photo from Jack Nevins     = Photo by Paul Leytham
= Photo by Nick Cascio     = Photo from Amanda Jacobson
= Photo by Roger Reinke     ♣♣ = Photo from J.P. Campion
± = Photo from Bryan Roy, grandson of Francis Sacco     ±± = Photo from Deborah Romano, daughter of Anthony Romano
# = Photo from Mark Gracin, son of Andy Gracin     ## = Photo from Patrick Schneider, son of William Joseph Schneider

Personnel
World War II
July 4, 1941
July 4, 1941
Ens. W. Douglas Cook
Thanks to Doug's daughter, Debbie
Homer Rice
Homer Rice, S1c
thanks to his granddaughter
Homer Rice & buddies
Homer Rice and buddies
Redinius & Rice
Carl Redinius & Homer Rice in Morocco after the torpedoing
Oscar Henry
Oscar Henry (1944?)
Thanks to Colleen Brooks, daughter of Herbert Hart
Bill Schneider, 1943?
Bill Schneider (1943-44?)    ##
Bill Schneider, 1943?
Bill Schneider (1943-44?)    ##
Bill Schneider, Honolulu, 1943?
Bill Schneider in the tropics, 1943-44?    ##
Bill Schneider, 1943?
Bill Schneider--not in the tropics! (Actually, in Rochester, NY) (1943-44?)    ##
Honolulu, 1944
Francis Sacco & Mike Melluzzo, Honolulu, March 1944    ±
Honolulu, 1944
Francis Sacco & shipmates, Honolulu, March 1944    ±
Honolulu, 1944
Francis Sacco & shipmates, Honolulu, March 1944    ±
Honolulu, 1944
Francis Sacco, Ralph Stanzione, Pat Serra & shipmate, Honolulu, March 1944    ±
Honolulu, 1944
Expiration of Liberty in Honolulu (1944)    ±
Anthony Romano
Anthony Romano (1943?)    ±±
Pearl Harbor, 1944
Anthony Romano, Pearl Harbor (1944)    ±±
Pearl Harbor, 1944
Anthony Romano & friend Phil Delaney (1944)    ±±
Honolulu, 1944
Pearl Harbor (1944) Top row: Anthony Romano*, Mike Remby, Buddy Hill, Steve Shufran*; Bottom row: Al Lambeau, Bill Rosenfeld*, Phil Delaney, Joe McConnell* (*=Electra crew)    ±±
Off Iwo Jima
Off Iwo Jima
From left to right:
Ens. Morrison, Jim Priest, Everhart, Lloyd Grady, Everhart, Whitey Marders, Shiffner, Chief Quarterman
C Division, 1944
C Division
Christmas, 1944, Sansapor, New Guinea
Back row, right side: George Quarterman
Middle row, 3rd left: Jim Priest
Middle row, center: Grady (no hair)
Front row, 7th from right: Whitey Marders   
First Division 1944
First Division, 1944
Andy Gracin, back row, 4th from right #
Sailor-Soldiers, 1944
USN sailors who fought on Tarawa,
taken on board Electra #
Andy Gracin, 1945
Andy Gracin
San Francisco, 1945 #
Andy Gracin, 1945
Electra shipmates on liberty
Andy Gracin, 2nd from left #
Oden Kelly and crew
Unknown date, WW II (probably same as above)
crew assembled on deck
Thanks to Don Kelly,
son of Oden Kelly, 5th from right, front row
Carl Mason, 1944
Carl Mason
1944 or 1945 #
LCDR Austin & LT Franklin
LtCmdr C. H. Austin &
Lt. D. C. Franklin
1945   
Fran Campion & Guy Woodall, Feb. 1946
J. F. (Fran) Campion and Guy Woodall,
Pharmacist Mates, walking in
San Francisco, Feb. 1946    ♣♣
Visit the Fran Campion memorial site
Pharmacists, 1946
The Pharmacist Mates who came aboard the final 2 months before Electra was decommissioned. Far left is "Red" Clark, next to him is Guy Woodall, and far right is Fran Campion. Can anyone identify the others?    ♣♣
Lt. Charles Freeman
Lt Clarence E. Freeman, taken about 1950. As Ass't Engineering Officer aboard Electra in 1942-44, Ensign/Ltjg Freeman received a commendation for his work in leading the repair work following the torpedoing in 1942.
- Thanks to his son, Daryl Freeman
WW II Electra crew photos
WW II scrapbook photos
Thanks to Harold Picket

Korean Conflict
Recommissioning, 1952
Recommissioning ceremony, 1952:
far left, CDR. H.W. Fisher, XO
4th from left, CDR R. E. Magoffin, Captain
Jerry Meyer
Jerry Meyer
Dan Howard
Dan Howard, 1952
Electra, San Diego, 1952
King, 1952 in San Diego
Electra, San Diego, 1952
Who is this? 1952 in San Diego
Dean & Joyce Bistline
Dean Bistline met Joyce in Seattle in 1953
On watch
Dean Bistline BM3
On watch 1953
Frank Elliott
Frank Elliott **
Floyd Cramer
Floyd Cramer, 1953 **
Paul Leytham
Paul Leytham
Dean, Dyke, Koestel
Dean, Dyke
& Koestel
Dyke, Koestel
Dyke, Koestel & others flaking out
George Koestel
George Koestel
George Koestel
George Koestel, QM
George Koestel
Koestel, 1953
George Koestel
Koestel on the signal light at Seward, Alaska
Louie
Louie, QM
QM Gang
The QM gang
Gil Corwin, Koestel
Gil Corwin & George Koestel
Gil Corwin
Corwin & Haugen??
Dean, Dyke
Dean & Dyke
Music on the Flying Bridge
Music on the Flying Bridge
Cascio, Fogelle & Meyer
Cascio, Fogelle & Jerry Meyer
Louis Priore
Louis Priore
Nick Cascio
Nick Cascio
Priore, horsing around
Priore being thrown around by Cascio and buddies
Nick Cascio and Priore
Nick Cascio (center) & Louis Priore (right)
Who is the other?
Nick Cascio and Priore and who?
Nick Cascio (center) & Priore (bottom)
Who is the other?
Wild Bill Alford
"Wild Bill" Alford
Bill Alford
Bill Alford, wife & son
Beard growing contest
Beard Growing
contest, 1953
Beard growing contest
Beard Growing
contest, 1953
Beard awards
The beard awards,
1953
Bill Hamilton
Bill Hamilton, 1953
Matlock and Hamilton
J. C. Matlock &
Bill Hamilton, 1953
J. C. Matlock
J.C. Matlock
O Division
Radiomen, as we leave San Diego
Ingham, Lyons, Spafford
Who are the others?
Seattle, 1953
The 1953 Seattle
baseball game
Seattle, 1953
Matlock looking
for the signal..
Seattle, 1953
..and winding up,
Seattle, 1953
Field conference
Field conference
Capt. McGoffin, 1953
Capt. McGoffin, 1953
Capt. McGoffin, 1953
Capt. McGoffin, 1953
Radiomen
Frank Gastelum of Yuma, AZ, Nicholas, and Paul Leytham of Mobile, AL. All radiomen and headed for Vancouver, BC for liberty. The Electra is tied up at the end of Pier 91 in Seattle on the way to Alaska in the summer of 1953.
Dyke & Dean
Signalmen Dyke and Dean
Clark, QM1
Clark, QM1
Glen Davis, QM3
Glen Davis, QM3
Abbott, RM3
Abbott, RM3
James Blackard
James Blackard, signalman
Blackard and Matthews
Blackard and Matthews
Shore Patrol, San Diego
Electra Shore Patrol in San Diego - Jack Nevins on right.
Engine Room gang
Engine Room gang, Nevins on right.
M Division on deck
M Division on deck, Nevins on right.
Jack Nevins
Jack Nevins, EN2.
Jack Nevins
Jack Nevins
Jack Nevins
Jack Nevins, EN2
Signal lamp
Koestel at signal lamp.
Can anyone identify them?
Koestel, signalman
on bridge
Ship's laundry
Chief Park and John Brown in ship's laundry
Ship's Medical Officer
Ship's doctor, W. B. Parsons, Jr.
Malcoum, SK2
Malcoum, SK2
Paul Leytham
Frank Gastelum
Ed Schnatterly
Ed Schnatterly
Ed Schnatterly
Ed Schnatterly
Ed Schnatterly
Ed Schnatterly
on St. George Is., 1954
Navigation Aid, St. George Island
Floyd Cramer on
St. George Island **
Floyd Cramer
Floyd Cramer, 1954 **
Monson, Rex Cramer, Floyd Cramer
J. Monson, Rex Cramer,
& Floyd Cramer on liberty**
A. P. Lyons
Anthony "A.P."
Lyons
Matlock and who?
Matlock and who?
Can anyone identify them?
LCDR Paul Lindley and the doc who was aboard for the Pt. Barrow trip
Ltjg Ravey
Electronics Officer
Ravey *
Dean Bistline & Joyce
Dean Bistline, BM3
San Diego, 1954
Electricians crew
Electricians crew
San Diego
Swabbies
Swabbing the deck
Lyle Palmer & Dean Bistline
Can anyone identify him?
Ens. Bill Miller ??
Mt. Rainier
Paradise Lodge at
Mt. Rainier, WA
On watch
Dean Bistline, Mt. Ranier
Chiles operating the winch
Chiles operating the winch
Capt. I.S. Hartman
Capt. I. S. Hartman *
Miss Peepers
Miss Peepers *
Ltjg Ravey
Ltjg Don Ravey *
CWO Alderson, USMC
CWO Alderson, USMC *
Ltjg Ravey on the bridge
Ltjg Ravey *
Wardroom of Electra
The wardroom *
Ray Smolen
Ray Smolen *
N. E. Paul
N. E. Paul *
Gil Corwin
Gil Corwin *
Spafford, Ingham, Moody
Spafford, Ingham, Moody *
Michaels
Michaels *
Spafford, Carithers and Corwin
Spafford, Carithers, Corwin *
Spafford and Kanady
Spafford, Kanady *
Ens. Reinke and Shera on the Columbia River
Ens. Roger Reinke & Ned Shera on the Columbia River, 1954 ♣
Ens. Reinke and Smith on the Columbia River
Ens. Roger Reinke & Clyde Smith on the Columbia River, 1954 ♣
Kanady and seals
Kanady and seals
on St. George *
Holding a baby seal
Bosn's Mate
with baby seal **
Nicky
Nicky, a little
Aleut boy **
Floyd Cramer and Nicky
Floyd Cramer and Nicky **
Officer Retirement
Retirement of
LCDR J. T. Waldron**
(USN photo)
Paul Leytham
Paul Leytham, 1957 ***
Ltjg Ravey
Yeh, Ravey again*
Ltjg Ravey on the bridge
Well, it's MY website!*

Recent crew photos
 
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Leytham, 1970's
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Leytham, 1970's ***
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Leytham
The Leythams in Guatemala ***
Don Ravey, 2003
Don Ravey, 2003 *
Mr. & Mrs. Dan Howard, 2004
Mr. & Mrs. Dan Howard, 2004
Marty Sorcsek
Marty Sorcsek
The Bistlines
Joyce & Dean Bistline
50th Anniversary, 2004
The Bistlines, 2006
Joyce & Dean Bistline,
Electra Reunion 2006, South Lake Tahoe, CA *
The Ennises
Marletta & Joe Ennis,
Electra Reunion 2006, South Lake Tahoe, CA *
The Rigbys & the Gonnellas
Flo & George Rigby, Evie & John Gonnella,
Electra Reunion 2006, South Lake Tahoe, CA *
The Fenns
Carl & Linda Fenn,
Electra Reunion 2008, San Diego, CA *
Radioman Carl Fenn (1954-55) became a professor of Special Education and founded a Special Education scholarship program at Western Illinois University. To learn more about the scholarship foundation, click here.

 

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