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USS Leonard F. Mason (DD 852) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Leonard F. Mason (DD 852). 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 95 crew members registered for the USS Leonard F. Mason (DD 852).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1972 | 1973 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Napoli, NicholasSM 1st class1946 –navyI am sad to report that SM 1st Class Nicholas R. Napoli passed away peacefully at his home this past Sunday evening (03/31/2019) with his family at his side at the age of 91. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Smith, Nelson (Smitty)Seaman First ClassFeb 1946 – Jan 19503rd DivisionI was a plank owner when USS Leonard Mason DD852 was first commissioned in Boston, Mass. June 1946 and served 3 years and 8 months aboard as a gunnery mate. Would like to know if any other crew mates still living.
Way, Jack1st class seamanApr 1946 – Sep 1947Gunnery Mate
Klemens, RobertETM3Oct 1947 – May 1948CommunicationsServiced the electronics as the radar, sonar, receivers and transmitters. Loved the crew but the food was bad. 20% of the crew had VD! Pro station a relic. Short arm inspections at head of pay line! But I was an am dedicated to the USA.
Bennett, Jack1949 – 1950
Earl, GeraldSO21Jun 1, 1950 – Jun 1953"O" DivisionJust dropped in.
Bottom, WilliamSH21951 – 1954SupplyI was on the deck force at first. Then the ship' barber, Leo Ruiz, taught me to cut hair. I was a barber until I got discharged. During GQ I had a number of different jobs. I may have cut your hair during that time.
Robert, MacArthurRDSNMar 15, 1951 – Feb 10, 1955Operation Div.N/A
Cox, DeanBosun Mate SeamanApr 1, 1951 – Sep 1, 19521stA real learning experience, helped me grow up. Convinced me that I needed to come back and go to college. I believe this would be a GREAT opportunity for my grandchildren that are trying to get focused and grow up.
Stafford, Everette profile iconSeaman 1st1954 – 19542nd
Clarke, Theodore (Ted)ET3Mar 1954 – Jun 1955ElectronicsI was deployed to WestPac in '54-'55. We were chased out of at least 6 ports during the deployment by typhoons. I was seasick a lot early on, but eventually got my sea legs. Destroyer duty was a GREAT experience.
Ray, JimMM3May 1954 – Oct 1956Mtwo tours with WestPac, as a machinist mate.
Ferguson, Dale P.SO2Jun 6, 1954 – Feb 6, 1956Was a member of the sonar gang while the ship was based in Long Beach, CA. Made two trips to WestPac.
Edenfield, WiltonGMSNJan 1, 1958 – Jan 1, 1960weapons
Mourain, EdwardFN/EMOct 1959 – Jul 1960E DivisionLooking for shipmates.
Hellawell, ThomasMM3Dec 20, 1959 – Jun 10, 1961
Dunn, LeeRD2Jan 1, 1960 – Mar 2, 1962OIWas transferred to the Mason from the USS Henry W. Tucker DDR-875. Was due to get out in February of 1962 but got extended. The captain agreed to let me off if I could get accepted at a college. I made many applications, got accepted.
Carr, DavidGMG3Jun 30, 1960 – Apr 1, 1963Weapons
Carr, DavidGMG3Jun 30, 1960 – Apr 1, 1963Weapons
Perry, PatrickIC21961 – 1964Repair
Angel, JamesMM 21961 – 1964MI am looking for anyone that was aboard the same time I was.
Halverson, HarveySMOct 13, 1961 – Oct 13, 19632nd deck force aftserved on the mason 2 yrs comming from wespac to boston and being discharge just befor the completion of fram overhaul. Got married and have remained on the east coast.
Ower, DickSFP3Dec 24, 1961 – 1964RWe came back to USA in 1963 and went thru FRAM in Charlestown Mass, I ended up getting Married there, then back to Long Beach CA where I got a swap onto the USS Platte AO 24 where I was in charge of the Shipfitter shop
Duffield, Carl - "duff"RD31963 – 1966OperationsOne WESPAC tour 1964-1966
Peterson, Richard1963 – Jun 1965Brought her out of Boston Naval Shipyard, upon her completion of FRAM. Left in June of 1965
Randall, Leon YankeeQMSN1963 – 1965QM GangI got on the Mason in San Diego and left for Boston in the deck force,left Boston and joined the QM's and went to the west coast and then to Japan. Love to hear from shipmates I served with. Yankee
Gill, ChuckRM2Jun 1963 – Jun 1967Ragio gang, buttler, RMC, Little, RM1, Brown, RM1, McFardland, RM1, Pickett, RM1, Whickerham, RM3, Morgan, RM3, White RM3, Filgo, Rm3, Scott, RM3, Others ?
Caputi, BillRD3Jun 1963 – Jan 1966OperationsWow... it's been a very long time ago.... however, the memories are still vivid.... It was, as they say, a memorable experience.....
Ream, JohnIC2Sep 1963 – Jan 1967R
Officer, R BruceET2Dec 1963 – Jan 1964OPSMission was to get the ship thru the Panama Canal to Charlestown Naval Shipyard for FRAM overhaul.
Smith, Steve/smittyMM3Jan 3, 1964 – Dec 15, 1966Worked in aft eng rm, on board for G-8 rcovery. looking for old shipmates to go to 08 reunion. e-mail-stevesmith45@sbcglobal.net, ph # 217-442 1983
Harrison, BrentLT,MC,USNJan 10, 1964 – Feb 8, 1965Des Ron 3-Des Div 31 Medical Officer 1964-65
Elias, TomRD2Apr 1964 – Jun 1965OITransferred to the Mason in '64. WESPAC duty till discharged in June, 1965.
Barlesi, DennisSNAug 1964 – 1966Botswains mate (deck hand) then to SignalmanOn board when we picked up Gemini 8
Rossotto, frankBTSN1965 – 1968
White, DonRM3Feb 1965 – Nov 1965I was in the radio shack, Bill Bulter was Chief, Brown was 1st class and Wickerham, Filgo part of the gang.
Litton, SheldonFTG3Mar 1965 – May 1967
Turner, DouglasRD2Mar 1, 1965 – Jun 1, 1966OPERATIONS
Rappaport, BarryMay 20, 1965 – May 20, 1967
Watters, ClarencePO3Sep 1965 – Jan 1966
Tyrrell, StevenGMG3Sep 1965 – Jan 1967
Weeks, LarryStg2Oct 15, 1965 – Sep 13, 1969WeaponsJust trying to reconnect with guys who I sailed with.

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