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Plank Owners

The most important members of the USS Whetstone
are Her original crew, the Plank Owners.

To these Honorary Members, we dedicate this first page.
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G. R. Keating
Commanding Officer
M. A. Zimmerman
Executive Officer
D. W. Bacon
First Lieutenant
S. Tanner
Gunnery Officer
M. J. Crum
Asst. First Lt.
J. A. Petach
Engineering Officer
T. Mancuso
V. A. Zora
DC Officer
P. L. Kertiles
Asst. Gunnery Officer
S. W. Blandin
Sup.-Disb. Officer
J. E. Davis
Comm. Officer
F. Vulk
Chief Boatswain
W. C. Ninneman
Chief Carpenter
B. J. Stark
Chief Machinest
W. B. Villencourte
Chief Machinest
J. F. Gasperich
Chief Electrician
Enlisted Crew
C. P. Allen W. Allen L. S. Arnold W. E. Ashton
H. T. Baker R. J. Baudry C. W. Belton E. L. Benjamin
E. J. Bennett G. J. Benway Jr. W. G. Bergmann Jr. R. J. Bessett
L. A. Bjorson R. A. Blackwood C. L. Boston E. R. Bowlus
D. D. Boyette R. L. Bramson R. D. Brooks Don W. Brown
C. Brown James Brown J. E. Brown J. Bruderer
W. T. Brunette A. A. Buttafucco J. W. Callanan D. L. Carcone
T. P. Carney B. M. Carter F. T. Casey N. H. Cazepis
N. Charatan R. W. Charon J. C. Cheever R. A. Christian
R. N. Clark L. R. Conrad A. R. Cope W. N Corbisier
E. E. Cornwell D. W. Cox M. A. Cox R. W. Cramp
J. E. Cross L. F. Crosley R. R. Culp E. M. Curtis
D. C. Davis W. Davis P. Delaney T. N. Devolder
J. D. Dietterick J. Dipprolito A. Dixon C. E. Dixon
E. J. Dow G. B. Dowling V. R. Ebilling D. Esposito
P. J. Esposito J. T. Fearing L. G. Fetherholf R. Fenton
R. D. Fetzer L. D. Fisher P. E. S. Foster C. C. Fucht
W. H. German R. N. Gilmore W. Goetzman James R. Good
H. S. Greene F. B. Groome G. F. Hansen W. M. Halver
C. Henry C. T. Hicks F. J. Hirt E. A. Hogan
J. M. Hopkins P. C. Huber R. L. Huneven C. R. Jackson
J. E. Johnstone D. Jones M. A. Jungles Lodi M. Kacer
J. D. Kelly Rudy Kienzler T. P. Knapp J. R. Knupp
F. B. Lafave J. W. Lake R. W. Latherow J. F. Lettieri
F. L. Litrenti K. E. Lohann M. P. Manson A. W. Marsh
J. H. Mayden M. M. McNeil E. F. Meskutovecz G. Mosley Jr.
J. Newman W. L. Nist E. A. Novak R. G Noyes
A. W. Oberman J. J. O'Brien J. C. O'Conner M. B. Ogburn
J. A. Ohea J. E. Painter R. J. Patterson J. R. Peacock
H. C. Pope R. C. Place O. W. Prior Jr. W. P. Provencal
N. L. Puckett * H. W. Quirk R. C. Reams Russ Redfield
C. S. Reed E. J. Reed E. J. Rego E. P. Renzi
R. E. Romine G. E. Rose R. J. Ross H. E. Rowe
E. L. Saunders R. Schanbacher P. F. Schmidt G. D. Schnell
Ralph V. Scott S. N. Scott L. Shaw J. W. Shaffer
C. Shedd Jr. R. D. Shook C. A. Shuff A. B. Smith
R. J. Smith Vito Speziale T. A. Sprague J. B. Stafford III
E. Stakes P. J. Sullivan H. A. Swenson H. J. Swenson
L. J. Teschencorf H. B. Thompson J. R. Vanderveen J. L. Vojick
H. L. Weiss R. C. Winkler T. Wenek R. F. Woodhill
T. U. Wright Gabriel  A. Yanvary R. J. Yelmini L. W. Young

We would like to hear from the Plank Owners or a relative.  Where are they now?  If any are deceased Please advise.  We will be adding a * to denote any Departed Shipmates.

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