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USS Benner (DD 807) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Benner (DD 807). 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 66 crew members registered for the USS Benner (DD 807).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Blanchard, ClarenceRadio Man 3rd. Class1945 – May 23, 1946Radio OperatorNTS Great Lakes, Ill. NT Sch (Sig & Rad) U. Of. C., Chicago, Ill NTS, NOB, Norfolk, Va. USS Benner DD807Biloxi, Miss
Schoen, WilburSN 1/CFeb 13, 1945 – Feb 21, 1946Radar
Bagley, BillSEAMAN 1ST CLASS1946 –
Negus, RichardETM3cSep 1947 – Mar 1948deckThank Harry Truman for early discharges. Most of the time we were short handed. The crew was only about 150. I was lead tech so I got called whenever any radio or radar gear went bad.
Bishop, JesseMM3May 6, 1949 – Feb 4, 1952Snipe #2 engine room I am the sec/tres of the Benner Reunion Group. I have about 550 names and addresses of shipmates and i noticed that some of you are missing from my list. contact me lakeman5802@myway.com or J Bishop 5802 lee rd Pell city Al.35128
Chase, BobSNDec 20, 1951 – Jul 26, 1955SECONDBest Four Years, Lots of fun
Brisacone, JohnRD 3Mar 21, 1952 – Nov 16, 1953OLike to hear from the radar shack shipmates
Kalmowitz, StanMMFNJul 1953 – Jun 1955Engineering Fwd Engine RoomI was just a kid who wanted to do his "time" and go back to Civilian Life. Wish I knew then what I know now ! I should have stayed in and retired. Great shipmates, officers & excellent chow. Looking for Art Stack, Andy Anderson other snip
Evans, BillFT3Dec 4, 1954 – Nov 7, 1958FGood Ship, Good Crew, Efficency was the by-word, "can-do" was the motto. DDR807 was a model Boat for any destroyerman.
Erzinger, RonaldFIREMAN FIRST CLASSJun 1955 – Jun 1959
Nolen, Claude "Big Al"E-6Aug 1955 – 1963I had been on the ship longer than anyone else when I was there. It was my home for 8 years. I was a BT2. I would really like to find some of the guys I was on the ship with. I would also like to talk to Ronald Erzinger, if he remembers me
Geerdes, KennethMM3Sep 1955 – Sep 1956Served on the Beener nin Newport RI and sailed on her when deployed to the west coast. Transferred to the USS Isherwood out of San Diego and finished serving on her to the end of my enlistment
Baughn, Lowell profile iconGM3Oct 1, 1957 – Feb 1, 19591st DivNone
Judge, JohnE-3Sep 15, 1958 – Aug 15, 1960OCI created the ships 1st emblem that was excepted by the bureau of ships in 1960.
Stoker, RobertSM3Dec 1958 – Feb 1962OCGreat times and great people
Dowswell, JamesBTFN1959 – 1960
Smith, Hong KongOSCSFeb 9, 1960 – Apr 1, 1966O1 RDSN TO RD1. IN MY 30 YRS ""THE BENNER"" WAS MY BEST SHIP/COMMAND.
Palmer, ThomasSeamanDec 15, 1960 – Oct 16, 1962secondI would like to hook up with some of my old friends.
Donahoo, GeorgeBT2Feb 19, 1961 – Jun 25, 1965B
Wagner, ChuckRD3Oct 15, 1962 – Apr 1, 19661st DivisionI came aboard the Benner during her FRAM II as an E-3 and spent several months sleeping on the base and during fire watches at night. I was kid who became a man.
Connors, JtBT3Dec 1962 – Apr 1967EngineeringMiss some of the guys I knew. Especially a guy names Harper. If you remember me it would be great to talk.
Y0ung, CliffordSEAMAN1963 – 1965PACIFICLITTLE BEAVER SQUADRON DESTROYER 23 THERE AT START OF VIETNAM ...
Bertoni, PhilLTJGJul 1, 1963 – May 27, 19651st-2ndFresh out of my college NROTC unit, I was "flat out" introduced to shipboard life in 1st Div. with a memorable quote from my old incomparable MCBM Allen Van Way "Mr. Bertoni, I need to piss on your boots to give you some of my Navy salt.�
Todd, BobbyBT1Aug 19, 1963 – Mar 20, 1968B After Fireroom
Apodaca, HappyETSNOct 1963 – May 1966had a great time on benner, great group of men
Apodaca, RichardETSNOct 2, 1963 – Jan 1, 1967been tryingto find et's from 63 to 67, very good shipmates, good times
Novakoski, Joe ( Ski )MM2Nov 1963 – Mar 1967engineeringnick name was SKI hung out with mike slavin and steve Augustine first when on board was aft eng room later fwd eng room woul be great to hear from som old shipmates
Mustaller, Larry (Musty)RM3Dec 16, 1963 – Sep 20, 1967Operations (Radioman/Crytpo)Exactly what was expected for my four years. Arrived a young man, and after numerous WestPac trips, and various offshore stations in both the north and south of VietNam departed groomed and ready for the remainder of my time, thank you Beno
Mustaller, LarryRM3Dec 16, 1963 – Sep 20, 1967Operations
Griffin, MelvinBT 2Jan 8, 1964 – Feb 11, 1968USS Benner DD807
Seufert, Dwight "Woody"SM3Feb 10, 1964 – Dec 13, 1966OCGrew up on the Benner and made great friends. Would like to hear from old friends especilly signal gang.
Nachazel, Richard (Joe)ET1Mar 13, 1965 – Sep 15, 19671st (ET Gang)The Benner was fine ship, fast and seaworthy due to a stalwart crew lead by Captain Tribble, XO Lt. Barbour and ETC Baker
Pickeral, PickMay 27, 1965 – Aug 9, 1969USS BENNER DD807HI ANYBODY
Hanes, Jimmie profile iconSTG2Jun 1965 – Feb 19693rd
Brock, Thomas JBM3Sep 1965 – Sep 19691stBeno was our mascot dog who followed one of the officers back to the ship. The a/c units we took off the pier in Sasabo Japan. Hey Pratt, its Boswain Brock.
Donohue, RichSMSNSep 30, 1965 – Nov 9, 1968signalman played on the ship's softball team. i have the deck logs for westpac cruises '65, '67, & '68
Foote, CliffETN3Nov 15, 1965 – Sep 25, 1967ET gangI enjoyed serving on the Benner... I was the ECM Tech responsible for our countermeasures. We started a musical group.. COMSOULPAC ... and played for our guys during unreps and at a few bars... Great Times...
Moore, ChesterE2/FADec 22, 1965 – Aug 15, 1966E
Bergman, Terrance W.LTJGJan 1966 – Dec 1968M & B
Maddox, Harold (Maddog) profile iconFTG2Jun 1966 – May 19692nd
Ritter, SteveETR2Jul 1966 – Jan 1969OEWon't forget the shellback initiation! Good times! Great crew!
Madan, WilliamST-SN-1st ClassJul 15, 1966 – Nov 1, 19703rdTo all those who served on the Beno with me email a hello if you feel to. The Benner holds both great and lousy memories in my mind. I was the small (5'6, 120lb) Sonar Tech that had the pet alligator for a Westpac.
Dixon, RichYN3Nov 6, 1966 – Nov 22, 1967Weapons
Pratt, LucienSNDec 1966 – Jun 19681stWhere did Beno come from and who "purchased" the air conditioners for weapons berthing, engineering berthing and the messdecks?

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