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USS Henderson (DD 785) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Henderson (DD 785). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 106 crew members registered for the USS Henderson (DD 785).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1975 | 1976 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hennis, Earl1941 –
Quisenberry, Marion S.MM 2/COct 9, 1942 – Apr 12, 1946This entry was created by his grandson. He died in 2005 at age 84.
Lee, MarvinENSNov 9, 1945 – Apr 23, 1946
Norris, BillSeaman 1st ClassNov 17, 1945 – Oct 20, 1947DeckSaw Pearl Harbor after the destruction. Also went to the South Pole.
Wilson, Ernest Jr.EM2/CSep 1946 – Jul 21, 1947EngineerServed on Expedition to South Pole 1946=47. Operation High Jump
Steinhilb, RoySEAMAN 1ST CLASSSep 20, 1946 – Aug 10, 1948
Thomas, OrinICFA - !C3Nov 19, 1948 – Sep 25, 1951EMy 1st ship out of IC A School. Went aboard at Bremerton Naval Shipyard. One of the "Sitting Duck Squadron" in preparation for the Inchon landing, then steamed with TF 77. Retired as an IC Chief 1 Nov, 1967. Lot's of memories.
Corklin, JamesGM8NJan 3, 1951 – Sep 15, 1954USN-1Information submitted by his daughter, Julie. James passed away at age 84, January 2016.
Reutter, ElmerMM2Feb 1951 – Nov 12, 1954Engineeing
Harting, JamesYN3Jun 3, 1951 – Oct 7, 1952Operations
Meeds, AlbertBT3Nov 9, 1954 – Mar 12, 1957EngProud to have served aboard the Hendy Maru. Had a great time. Contact me about our reunions.
Cook, RexSN1956 – 1957
Sandifer, Kennth/sandyBarber1956 – 1959Usn
Bellissimo, MikeMM 31957 – 1960Engineering
Fulton, BillMM21957 – 1960A Gang
Walker, Theodore/barney OldfieldFT2Feb 1, 1958 – May 15, 1961FoxSquared away ship and crew. Sure did enjoy the WesPac cruises. If I had it to do over, would do it again and stay aboard for 30 years.
Farrell, JimSA-RD2Jun 1, 1958 – Sep 20, 1960
Lowder, Garyqm3Oct 15, 1959 – Mar 19, 1961quartermaster
Troxel, GarySM3 SIGNALMANOct 1960 – Sep 1962OperationsServed with Wadsworth SM2, Bruns SM1, Chief Barker store keeper, Calvin Stanford 2nd class, Dombrowski Radioman, John (fella) Cathey radioman, Ramondo seaman, deckforce. Mr. Robinson was my Division Officer. Loved being underway!
Hubner, James C./ JimBT3Dec 1, 1961 – Dec 18, 1964engineringserved with Carter,Sylvia,Baker,Gonzales,Nordrum,Voss,Mostek, Rutan and many more.
Dewey, Phil1962 – 1966
Baker, JohnBT31962 – 1965B
Heller, JimMM3Jan 3, 1962 – May 1965EngineeringJoined crew at Mare Island Shipyard. Did sea trials incl some in Puget Sound. Got to Seattle Worlds Fair. Did 2 cruises 62-63 & 64-65. Had a good time with shipmate friends in Hawaii, H. K., Philippines & Japan.
Grider, SamMM2Jun 15, 1962 – Feb 3, 1965MI love to tell the stories of the days I spent on board with some of our nations best. I would love to establish contact and regular communications with any of my shipmates that remember me. God bless you and keep you.
Dewey, PhilBT3Sep 13, 1962 – Sep 12, 1966Engineering
Quayle, Robert (Joe)BT21964 – Mar 1967B DivisionWorked both the forward and aft boilerrooms. Served with Gonzales, Kull, Dewey, Bell, Cannada, Yammer, Netka, Jackson, just to name a few.
Jones, BillYN3Mar 1964 – 1966AdminDid two WestPac cruises in 64 and 65, where in 65 she was on station as the Danang Harbor Defense ship. She was quite the gal getting us through several typhoons and several minor engagements in my two years aboard.
McGhee, EddieRM3Apr 1964 – Sep 12, 1966OC DivisionI'm looking for Simien, Tucker, Hill, Murphy, Bright, Miller or anyone that went to Wetpac on the ship in '64 or '65. I live in Riverside, CA and am Preaching the Gospel. Send me an e-mail if you remember me.
Shuck, GregETN 2Jun 16, 1964 – Dec 24, 1964DashI served aboard the Henderson from April or May of 1964 i'm not sure when exactally until December of 1964. We were off the coast of north and south Vietnam at station Yankee for the duration of our cruise.
Bostick, Al (Boz) profile iconRM3Jul 1964 – Oct 1968OCArrived on Hendy by high-line via an AO during an unrep in the South China Sea. (wish I could remember the name of the AO) Was quite an experience for a green kid just out of radioman shcool.
McKeever, Walter W.E51965 – 1969
Jackson, DavidRADIOMAN 3RD CLASS1965 – 1966CommunicationsWas on Hendy and first trip to Vietnam. First thing I saw pulling into danang harbor was the hills on fire. Later found they were burning the gooks out...
Seibert, Donald profile iconBT31965 – 1968Boiler Room
Houle, RichardMMC1965 – 1967MOne of several "old ladies" I served on and loved the hard work
Dennis, MoorePO3Jul 1965 – Jan 1967B div.
Morrissett, JamesSEAMANDec 26, 1965 – Dec 31, 1969
Phelps, RonE2/EMJan 1966 – Sep 1966E DivLearned a lot in a few months.
Everett, CharlesLieutenantDec 1966 – Oct 1969Gunnery and ASWGreat ship, officers and crew. Enjoyed sailing on the Hendy Maru.
Quinn, JoeLT jgDec 26, 1966 – Sep 19681st Division, DASH
Courtney, LeeFTG-31967 – May 10, 1970WG Great Crew
Johnson, Warren JRD 21967 – 1968OILooking for carl Johnson RD 1
Decker, DavidE4 SH 67 IN LUNDARY/68 SHIPSTOREJan 1967 – Nov 28, 1968SHIPSERVICEis there any body out there who was on the Henderson that went Westpac in 67@68

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