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USS Massey (DD 778) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Massey (DD 778). 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 53 crew members registered for the USS Massey (DD 778).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – now

Arnold, RobertF1Jan 1946 – Dec 1947ELog room yeoman so all liberty cards came from me. Burgy Church and Stan Pekol were two of my best shipmates.
Owen, Henry EdsolRM3Jun 25, 1946 – Dec 31, 1947?Entering my fathers name in case anyone he knew remembers him.
Davis, Calvinstock clerkSep 24, 1946 – Feb 27, 1950a1nav 117-49
Butler, John (Jack )SNApr 1948 – Sep 19501STGREAT CREW
Pelon, Richard (Pelon)FTSNMay 1, 1950 – Aug 1, 19531STWould like to hear from any one there at the same time.
Reed, Donaldnot sure1951 – 1954boiler roomMy Dad served during Korea. Anyone remember him?
Degregorio, Tonygm2Jun 1953 – Feb 19577th fleet
Quayle, RonRM2Jul 1953 – Jul 1955CommunicationsWas transfered to the Massey from the Dennis J. Buckley in Barcellona, Spain in July 1953
Schmeling, DonMR2Nov 15, 1953 – Jun 20, 1956Engineering
Simons Jr., David Edward 3RD CLASS DAMAGE CONTROLMANApr 1956 – Jan 1958 Clean ship, sailed good but for the north atlantic Nato cruise, took a little damage, started cracking at officers mess dented mount 43
Volkman, Jim "Puff"GM31957 – 1959Looking for an old shipmate, Calvin Terrell, from 2nd Div. to inform him of the DD778 reunion in Sept 2004, and to renew old friendship.
Laundry, Gerald (Jerry)MM21957 – 1961unknownLooking for anyone that served with my dad. He passed away in 2002 and I'm looking to learn a little more about his earlier years.
Ostoyic, Leoem2Sep 1, 1958 – Nov 1, 1962e
Stuart, BobBT31959 – Jun 1962
Patterson, FloydElectrictions mateJun 15, 1959 – Aug 15, 1963EngineringI'm living in Roseburg, OR and thought I would add myself here and see if anyone else was around. Good luck to all of you.
Oliver, NormFT31960 – Sep 1961FOX
Norman, ThomasBMSNAug 15, 1960 – Aug 15, 1962DeckLooking for shipmates on board 1960-1962. I am currently the Secretary/Newsletter Editor for the USS MASSEY Association. Check us out at and browse the Wake or read about our next reunion
Brueggeman, Henry Em3Jan 2, 1962 – Jul 9, 1963RRetired in Naples, fl. Own Kilroy Bros. Moving in Mass.Would like to talk to former shipmates . E mail me
Robin, Clinton Johnunknown1964 – 1965unknownMy father John Robin served aboard the Massey in 1964. He was the ships barber. I am looking for information on how long my father served aboard the Massey where they went etc. Any help appreciated. He passed in 2007.
Morris, MichaelHM3Mar 1964 – Oct 1965XJunior Hospital Corpsman.
Katcher, BarryYN-3Jul 1964 – Nov 1965Great ship and crew, Capt. was Leo G. Kearns.
Pafume, FrankSNJul 1964 – Aug 1965DeckI was a yeoman striker.
Liposchak, BobETR3Oct 1, 1964 – Jan 5, 1966Worked on DASH and radar
Migues, HarryEN3Nov 1965 – May 1968A gang one of the best times of my life. Would do it agan if i had a choice.
McCauley, JustinGMG3Nov 25, 1965 – Dec 6, 19673RDLooking for crew members I served with I'm now retired.
Hembree, Dallas (Ray)GMG3Dec 1965 – Jun 1968
Pierotti, RonaldYN3May 1966 – Oct 1967Ship's Office
Tucci, JoeFTG 3Jul 1966 – Jan 19682nd
Goolsby, Floyd DavidEN 3Sep 1966 – Sep 1967A
Prendergast, Pg profile iconSNSep 15, 1966 – Aug 10, 19681stIn Boston shipyard for Massey overhaul in Sept 66 - then to Gitmo shakedown operations. in spring/summer of 67 with great shipmates: Joe Castellucci, Frank Tiffany, Mike Moore, Joe DeAngelo, D.Dobry, R. Faust
Funkhouser, Anthony (Tony)EN3Nov 11, 1966 – Oct 29, 1968RI just want to give a shout out to All the guys that I met and say thanks for the Memories. Hey Jimmie Powell, Jim Dawson, Dan Malloy ,Marvin Brown ,Chief Fredricks. You are all Great Guys and are truely missed.
Hubel, DonaldSM3Jan 1967 – Aug 1968Operations
Castellucci, JoeSNJan 18, 1967 – Jan 18, 19671st
Castellucci, JoeSNJan 19, 1967 – Oct 19, 19681stServer on Massey 1967-1968. Gitmo shakedown and 2 Med cruises and various east coast short cruises. I was the last sailor who ever served on Massey to be onboard of her when she scraped. I visited Massey in Kearny NJ.
Hardwick, PaulPN1May 2, 1967 – Sep 21, 1967YoemanForms, Papers, Copies, Records, Files....
Oppenheimer, William1SnJul 1, 1967 – Jul 19702nd
Hodges, GaryRDSep 1967 – Dec 1969OI
Letellier, Mike / FrenchyE-31968 – 1970supply, commisary / stew burnerI was called Frenchy. Does anyone know why we called Oppy " soapy Oppy " ? How about the sinking of a civilian fishing boat while entering Greek waters for anchorage ??
Walsh, TomRD2Jan 2, 1968 – Dec 15, 1971OII was 18 years old and within 6 months was in the Med. I had great duty, met some fine people and would do it again if they (and my body) would let me. I still stay in touch with Joe Castellucci who was on the ship too.
Floyd, CliffordCS3Mar 1968 – Sep 1969?Left before the Med cruies was over. would like cruies book if there is one.1969
Schell, Bobsk-3Sep 19, 1968 – 1970supplysteamin demon Did two med cruises great times =broke down in naples went to rome=played on the ships band,(sax)was in supply ran ships store,soda machine and commissary records 1968 Nice France stayed on board until 1970

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