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USS Herring (SS-233)

 

The following men were lost while serving on USS Herring (SS-233).  If you are a relative or a friend of any man lost on this boat, please contact us. Also, if you are interested in our efforts to establish a permanent memorial for the men of USS Herring on the island of Matsua, near the site of the loss of the vessel, please contact us.

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 Herring.

 
  Name Photo
1

Fred Harvey Anderson

 Yes
2

John Leonard Anderson, Jr.

 Needed
3

James Elbert Armstrong

 Yes
4

Salvatore Balestrieri

 Yes
5

Jack Lee Blair

 Needed
6

J. T. Blevins

 Needed
7

Leo Joseph Boucher

 Needed

8

James Joseph Brennan

 Yes
9

John Jack Bronder

 Yes

10

Weldon Junior Brown

 Needed
11

Timothy Burkett

 Yes
12

Charles E. Burton

 Yes
13

Nathaniel Campbell

 Needed
14

Malcolm Dillard Carroll

 Yes
15

Robert Allan Carter

 Yes
16

Robert Joseph Chouinard

 Yes
17

Raymond Walter Christopherson

 Yes

18

John Norvin Compton

 Yes
19

Arnold Jerome Cook

 Yes

20

Edward Paul Cunningham

 Yes
21

Henry Lester Cushion

 Yes
22

James Ray Dawkins

 Yes
23

Robert Earl Devenport

 Yes
24

Franklin Kenneth Edginton

 Yes
25

William John Eitelbach, Jr.

 Yes
26

George William French

 Yes
27

Donald Russell Gagnon

 Yes
28

James LeRoy Gregory

 Yes
29

Charles George Groshens

 Yes
30

Clifford Henry Grote

 Yes
31

Armand Alois Guerra

 Yes

32

Paul Blaney Harper

 Yes
33

Robert Gerald Haskell

 Yes
34

Billy Glen Hill

 Needed
35

William Anthony Hofman

 Yes
36

Lawrence Harvey Isbell

 Yes
37

John Martin Johnson

 Yes
38

Laurel Kenneth Johnson

 Yes

39

Samuel Loy Johnson, Jr.

 Yes

40 Louis Hill Jones*  Yes
41

Earl Albert Kelley

 Yes
42

Michael Frank Kostal, Jr.

 Yes
43

Edward Lawrence Leahy, Jr.

 Yes

44

Warren Edwin Lewis

 Yes

45

Rex Henry Loftis

 Yes

46

Robert Lawrence Mack

 Needed

47

Wilbur Jerome Mason

 Yes

48

John Burns Mayes

 Yes
49

John William McCreary, Jr.

 Needed

50

Willie Raderick McLendon

 Yes

51

Joel Atwood Merriman, Jr.

 Yes

52

Robert Scott Millis

 Yes
53

Gordon Richard Mitchell

 Yes
54

Herbert Barnes Much

 Yes

55

Lester Odom

 Needed

56

Harry Joseph O'Howell

 Yes

57

Robert Edgar Payne

 Yes
58

Gabriel Joseph Pepera

 Yes

59

James Gordon Perkins

 Yes
60

Carl Eugene Poland

 Yes

61

Omer Paul Potvin

 Yes

62

William Bright Pressnall

 Yes
63

Sone Herbert Price

 Yes
64

Charles Edward Riley

 Needed
65

Donald Leroy Robbins

 Yes

66

Emerson Everett Rockwell

 Yes
67

Donald Edwin Ryan

 Needed
68

Andrey Harold Saarm

 Yes

69

Charles Augustus Schmidt

 Yes
70

William Kenneth Smiley

 Needed
71

William Stern

 Yes
72

Robert Ray Stoneking

 Yes
73

James Arthur Sutherland

 Needed
74

Frederick Allen Swanson

 Yes
75 Allan Wilson Twigg  Yes
76 Van Harlan VanMatre  Yes
77 Leroy Moroney Vreeland  Yes
78 George Edward Wagoner  Yes
79 Carman Duncan Walker  Yes
80 John Robert Walsh  Yes
81 Kenneth Karl Way  Needed
82 Howard Ray Wilson  Yes
83 Elmer Christian Wuertele  Yes
84 David Zabriskie, Jr.  Yes

*Louis Hill Jones died in non-sinking event. 
Note:  Research indicates that Herring crew member Clyde D. Fleming was not aboard the boat on her final patrol, and survived the War.

How to Submit Photos and Information

The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II assigned USS Herring (SS-233)

to the State of Alabama.


Herring Memorial Plaque
Plaque overlooking site of Herring's loss at Point Tagan, Matsuwa Island, Kuriles.
Photo courtesy of
Evgeniy Vereschaga.


Submarines Lost in World War II

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