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USS Argonaut (SS-166)

 

The following men were lost while serving on USS Argonaut (APS-1), or (SS-166).  Scroll down to see the listing of Marine Raiders lost on the Makin Island raid. 

Please note that, contrary to information published in many sources, former Argonaut crew members Jose DeGuzman, Mario Ramos, Jr., and Hubert R. Widener all survived the War. 

Click on a man's name to go to his personal memorial page on this site.  Photographs and personal information are needed as indicated in the column at right.

For a brief history of the boat, please see The Loss of USS Argonaut.

 
  Name Photo
1

Charles Henry Alexander

 Yes
2

Robert Dean Alexander

 Needed
3

Robert Walker Allen

 Yes
4

Charles Hugh Baker

 Yes
5

Robert Norman Ball

 Yes
6

Thomas Walter Beecham

 Needed
7

Marcelino Taclob Bergado

 Yes

8

John Ben Bodak

 Yes
9

Frank Howard Bowers

 Yes

10

Gordon Albert Bowker

 Yes
11

Robert Henry Boyt

 Yes
12

Malcolm Marion Brooks

 Needed
13

Milton Victor Brown

 Needed
14

Crawford Keller Campbell

 Yes
15

Stanley Herbert Carlisle

 Yes
16

Walter Arnoldus Cartmell

 Needed
17

Charles Joseph Cerrinack

 Needed

18

Ivan Bush Corbin

 Yes
19

Alfred Cox

 Needed

20

Rodney Charles Davidson

 Yes
21

Warren Walter Davis

 Yes
22

Donald Henry Dischner

 Yes
23

John Leak Everett, Jr.

 Yes
24

Dario Frank Facchini

 Yes
25

John Ferentz

 Yes

26

Charles Venable Ferguson

 Yes
27

George William Finley

 Yes
28

William Daniel Fitzgerald

 Yes
29

John Gasko

 Yes
30

John Adam Gilliland, Jr.

 Yes
31

Ray Lester Goshorn

 Yes

32

Virgil Eugene Hall

 Yes
33

Edward John Hansen

 Yes
34

Robert Norris Harbison

 Yes
35

Ernest Hutton Harrison

 Yes
36

Dennis Russell Hartman

 Yes
37

Francis Marion Hogg

 Yes
38

Billy John Hudson

 Yes

39

Ray Hunter

 Yes

40

George Stanley Jenkins, Sr.

 Yes
41

Gerald Kaplan

 Needed
42

Frederick Graybill Kaylor

 Yes

43

James Arthur Kelley

 Yes

44

Harold Kessinger

 Needed

45

Arthur Lanham Knapp

 Yes

46

George Howard Kocis

 Needed

47

Frank Manley Koller

 Yes
48

Guy Edwin Lauder

 Yes

49

George Elmer Lay

 Yes

50

Charles Cecil Leaverton

 Yes

51

Kenneth Richard Legler

 Yes
52

Lawrence Dewain Leland

 Needed
53

Frederick Henderson Lewis

 Yes

54

Harold Luke Logan

 Yes

55

George Alvin Lokey

 Yes

56

Zody Leyritana Los Banes

 Needed
57

Richard Martin Maloney, Jr.

 Yes

58

Paulino Pascual Martin

 Needed
59

Elmo McClelland

 Yes

60

Robert Henry Miller

 Yes

61

Walter Fred Miller, Jr.

 Yes
62

Blaine Gilmore Miltner

 Yes
63

Thomas Moore Morgan

 Yes
64

William Hugh Myers, Jr.

 Yes

65

Thomas Anthony Narrow, Jr.

 Yes
66

Roland Franklin Nichols

 Yes
67

Percy James Olds

 Yes

68

Billie Butler Parker

 Yes
69

Theodore Parker

 Yes
70

Rolla Parsons, Jr.

 Yes
71

James Wallace Peevey

 Yes
72

John Reeves Pierce

 Yes
73

Wayne Louis Pritchard

 Yes
74 Algerd John Rasimas  Yes
75 Paul Byron Remillard  Needed
76 Robert Neal Robertson  Yes
77 Harold Lomani Rolland  Yes
78 Gerald Mann Rollins  Yes
79 Lupe Romero  Yes
80 Marion Francis Roup  Yes
81 James B. Rule  Yes
82 Fred Edsal Schempp  Yes
83 Walter Francis Seidman  Yes
84 Hugo Joseph Serafini  Yes
85 David Carrol Sheeks  Yes
86 Elwin William Sigler  Yes
87 Forrest White Simoneau  Yes
88 Thomas Luther Smith  Yes
89 John Robert Spaeth  Yes
90 Jason Stanley  Yes
91 Willie David Thomas  Yes
92 Henry John Tinling  Yes
93 Julius Vesmas  Needed
94 William Edward Vierling  Yes
95 Earle Jentoft Wagner  Yes
96 William George Wehner  Yes
97 Clifford Charles White, Jr.  Yes
98 Thomas Allen White  Yes
99 Roy Windfred Williams  Yes
100 William Denman Winsor  Yes
101 Robert Donald Wylie  Yes
102 Edward Lawrence Zintz  Yes

Records for Argonaut crew members Jose DeGuzman, Mario Ramos, Jr., and  Hubert R. Widener indicate that they were not aboard the vessel when she was lost.

The following men were Marine Raiders who were carried aboard the submarines USS Argonaut and USS Nautilus (SS-168), and who gave their lives in the raid on Makin Island.

1 Robert V. Allard  Yes
2 James W. Beecher  Yes
3 Vernon Leroy Castle  Yes
4 Dallas Harry Cook  Yes
5 Richard E. Davis  Yes
6 I. B. Earles  Yes
7 William Albert Gallagher  Yes
8 Daniel Albert Gaston  Yes
9 Joseph N. Gifford  Yes
10 Ashley Warren Hicks  Yes
11 Gerald Price Holtom  Yes
12 Harris Jonathon Johnson  Yes
13 John I. Kerns  Yes
14 Kenneth Kirk Kunkle  Yes
15 Carlyle Oscar Larson  Yes
16 Edward Maciejewski  Yes
17 Alden C. Mattison  Yes
18 Robert Benton Maulding  Yes
19 Kenneth Maurice Montgomery  Yes
20 Norman Warren Mortensen  Yes
21 Franklin Merrill Nodland  Yes
22 Richard N. Olbert  Yes
23 William E. Pallesen  Yes
24 Robert Brooks Pearson  Yes
25 Donald R. A. Roberton  Yes
26 Charles Austin Selby  Yes
27 Cletus Smith  Yes
28 Clyde A. Thomason  Yes
29 John Eugene Vandenberg  Yes
30 Mason Opel Yarbrough  Yes

How to Submit Photos and Information

The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II assigned USS Argonaut (SS-166)

to the State of California.

Submarines Lost in World War II

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