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USS Growler (SS-215)

 

The following men were lost while serving on USS Growler (SS-215). 

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 Growler.

 
  Name Photo
1

John Henry Abel

 Yes
2

Howard Warren Archer

 Needed
3

Hermas Conrad Baker

 Needed
4

Troy Martin Beatty

 Yes
5

William Vincent Bergfeld

 Yes
6

Harold Harvey Blackston

 Yes
7

William Dawson Booker

 Yes

8

Charles Russell Boone

 Needed
9

Robert Stuart Bridge

 Yes

10

William Kenneth Carr

 Needed
11

Robert Louis Chamblin, Jr.

 Yes
12

LaVerne Charles Clark

 Yes
13

Bennie Cleveland

 Yes
14

Gordon Byxbe Dallman

 Yes
15

John Archibald Darby

 Yes
16

Gilbert Pryor Daughtrey

 Yes
17

Ferdinand Edison Dawson

 Yes

18

Alexander Louis Durand, Jr.

 Yes
19

Roland DeWitt Erikson

 Yes

20

Alexander Ferrario

 Yes
21

Willie Flippens

 Needed
22

Clarence Edwan Fredman, Jr.

 Yes
23

Albert Joseph Fryer

 Yes
24

Harry Alexander George

 Yes
25

Howard Walter Gilmore*

 Yes
26

Walter Madden Gregory

 Yes

27

Robert Edward Hakanson

 Yes
28

Robert Harris

 Yes
29

Harry Frank Heald

 Yes
30

Warren Edmund Hedrick

 Yes
31

William Christopher Hickey, Jr.

 Yes
32

Ralph Edwin Hope

 Yes

33

Albert Michael Jacobs

 Yes
34

Euin Melborn Jenes**

 Yes
35

Gordon Ward Jewett

 Yes
36

Lloyd Stanley Johnson

 Yes
37

Harry Anthony Kaczmarek

 Needed
38

Wilbert Fletcher Kelley*

 Needed
39

Donald Joseph Kuba

 Needed

40

Roy Stuart Laderman

 Needed

41

Robert Ephraim Lane, Jr.

 Yes
42

Melvin Putman Leveille

 Yes
43

Ernest Peter Lorio

 Needed

44

Garrett Lynch, Jr.

 Yes

45

John Hobert Maddux

 Needed

46

Lloyd Bronzia Maness

 Yes

47

Wallace Seth Manning

 Yes

48

Richard Keeble Mason, Jr.

 Yes
49

John Joseph McLaughlin

 Needed

50

Louis Robert McMullen

 Yes

51

Curtis Maurice Melancon

 Yes

52

Alfred Metzler

 Yes
53

Dale Clarence Miller

 Needed
54

Arthur Joseph Minkle, Jr.

 Yes

55

William Morrison

 Yes

56

Bernard Natov

 Yes

57

Norman Wilfrid Naylor

 Yes
58

Charles Fredrick Nixon

 Yes

59

Thomas Benjamin Oakley, Jr.

 Yes
60

Louis Richard Orth

 Yes

61

Albert Donald Owen

 Yes

62

Johnnie Padilla

 Needed
63

Henry Robert Parus, Jr.

 Yes
64

Raymond Joseph Picard

 Yes
65

Eugene Wallace Post

 Yes

66

Charles Henry Ratnecht

 Yes
67

Edgar Perry Read

 Yes
68

Henry Edward Rhodes

 Yes

69

Eugene Wilson Rothenberger

 Yes
70

Kurt George Schulz

 Needed
71

Paul Sebestyen, Jr.

 Needed
72

Clark Oliver Shay

 Yes
73

David Garrett Simmons

 Needed
74

Walter Donald Smith

 Yes
75 Walter Lewis Smith  Needed
76 Nicola Luca Stevanovich, Jr.  Yes
77 Steven Joseph Stoiner  Needed
78 James Wesley Stubblefield  Needed
79 Carl Francis Suba  Yes
80 Joel A. Tanner  Yes
81 Donald Thomas Thigpen  Needed
82 Francis Pugh Thomas  Yes
83 Harold Eugene Thompson  Needed
84 Rena Bernard Tullier  Yes
85 Paul F. Vail  Yes
86 Ralph Vecere  Yes
87 Roy Douglas Welch, Jr.  Needed
88 Richard Louis Weterings  Yes
89 William Wadsworth Williams*  Yes
90 Carl Allen Workman  Yes

*Killed in action in non-sinking event.
**Died in non-sinking event.

How to Submit Photos and Information

The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II assigned USS Growler (SS-215)

to the State of Hawaii.

Submarines Lost in World War II

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