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USS Reno (CL 96) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Reno (CL 96). 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 38 crew members registered for the USS Reno (CL 96).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Teslow, Stanley M.GM CHIEF1941 – 1944My father was awarded the Silver Star Oct. 14, 1944 for gallantry in action against enemy forces. He died in 1982. He was interred at the Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, HI
Arlotta, AnthonyFireman 1ST Class1941 – 1944Fireman
Bone, JamesCOXSWAIN1942 – Nov 4, 1944James Bone was killed on Nov. 4, 1944 while serving aboard the USS Reno when it was torpedoed off the coast of the Philippines.
Boone, Philip S.LT (JG)1942 – 1944GunneryPlank Owner. Phil was the Assistant Gunnery Officer and was on the "Reno" until she was torpedoed. He loved the ship, and helped write the music which appears on the inside cover of the cruise book. Phil died in 1990 in an auto acciden
Brudzinski, GeorgeChief Electricians Mate1942 – Nov 3, 1944E DivisionGeorge Brudzinski was KIA while conducting damage control operations immediately following the torpedo attack. He was electrocuted. My 83 year old father, who was 10 when George was killed, still mourns his loss.
Buck, HarveyBM 2Jan 12, 1942 – Dec 25, 19452nd
Dawson, Robert CGunners Mate 3rd ClassDec 10, 1942 – Jan 16, 1946Gunners MateMy father was serving on the Reno when it was struck by a torpedo. He lost several friends and wouldn't discuss that time with us. He died in December 2000.
Garcia, LinoSEAMAN 2ND CLASS TO SEAMAN 1ST CLASSDec 23, 1942 – 1946first
McGowan, Guy E. "Mac"SIGNALMAN 2/CDec 23, 1942 – Jul 5, 1946SIGNALMAN 2/C SECOND CLASS PETTY OFFICERMY DUTY WAS VISUAL COMMUNICATION. MY POST WAS ON THE BRIDGE, I WAS BRIDGE TALKER FOR CAPT. WHILE IN BATTLE. LOST HEARING IN RIGHT EAR DURING BATTLE.
Maze, ClarenceSEAMAN1943 – Nov 4, 1944This was my Great Uncle, he was lost on November 4th, 1944 when the ship was stuck by a Japenese torpedo. I never knew him, but am proud of his service to our country.
Gillum, Grover Morris profile iconSeaman 2nd Class1943 – 1945USNRThis was my father-in-law. He served on the USS Reno when it was torpedoed on 11-3-44. He received the Purple Heart, Victory & Philippine Liberation Medals also the Asiatic Pacific Theater & American Theater Ribbons.
Muzzrall, LouisSeaman1943 – Nov 4, 1944DeckEarned a Purple Heart at his battle station during the Kamikaze attack and another Purple Heart while standing watch when I-41 torpedoed the Reno. (Registering my grandfather)
Simmons, WayneGM11943 – 1945uncertainWayne A. Simmons, is my father. I wanted to honor him by including him with his buddies from the Reno. He was a Gunners Mate. My mother, Patricia, hosted the final reunion held in Washington, D.C. a few years back.
Greenwood, Abram J. Or A.j.wtc21943 – 1944"b" divisionmy Grandfather Abram J. Greenwood ( A.J.) was on the USS Reno at that time... and i wanted to see if there were any Navy "Buddies" of his that would tell me how he was. my name is warren cooper, i am his grandson.
Roberts, Cliffordseaman 1st class1943 – 1945PacificClifford Roberts is my father-in-law, he is 95 and his memory is fading. He recalls being near the #5 Turret when the torpedo hit, and spent hours in the water before being rescued.
Jakes, Albert/al profile iconE-5Jan 1, 1943 – Dec 31, 1944B DivisionAl died in 2005. I am not positive the information is correct
Kennedy, JohnSeaman 1st ClassJan 6, 1943 – Feb 19461ST Loader on CannonsI am submitting this for my Dad who is now 93 and still living. He served on the USS Reno and was a 1st loader on the guns. He was injured when she hit with torpedos and received the purple heart. Posted for others tosee
Taylor, Willliam "bill" Henry, Jr.FIREMAN FIRST CLASS V6Mar 15, 1943 – Feb 27, 1946Victory Medal American Area Asiatic Pacific (3 stars) Philippine Liberation Point System Discharge - Honorable
Trebino, Louis Anthony Jr.gunner mateApr 1943 – Mar 19462 ndMy father was a member on the USS Reno He is 85 1/2 and has been an Electrical contracter in Northern Ca
Young, MelvinFireman 1st ClassApr 1943 – Nov 3, 1944FiremanRegistering my uncle, F1C Melvin Lee Young. Died during the attack on 3 Nov 1944 at the age of 19.
Partlow, EugeneStorekeeper (Disbursing) Second ClassApr 8, 1943 – Jun 1946none
Glenn A Spoon, Spoonym2cJun 18, 1943 – Feb 12, 1946R DIVOnly enlisted man from Reno to serve on the USS Reno. Named my first born son after Dennis Dhore who was MIA after the torpedo attack Nov 3, 1944.
Tempe, GordonRADIOMAN 1st CLASSOct 1943 – Nov 4, 1944U. S. Navy He was below deck in the crew quarters when a torpedo struck the RENO on 11/4/1944. His body was never recovered and he was listed as MIA. Listed on the "Tablets of the Missing" at the Manila American Cemetery.
Whitver, RobertSN-ETNov 1943 – Oct 1946This is my grandfather. He loaded the projector on turret #5, the one that got hit by the torpedo plane. He actually commissioned and decommissioned the ship. Email me rwhitver@yahoo.com if you have more info or pics.
Schramm, Clyde T.[jack]FIRST CLASS PETTY OFFICER-CAPTAINS TALKERDec 1943 – 1945This is my father, if anyone who would like to know more e-mail me at indianlakemark@aol.com. I have many many many pictures to share>
Wasson, MaxFC 2CDec 14, 1943 – Mar 22, 1945
Huff, Troy AlvaFireman 2nd ClassDec 28, 1943 – Nov 3, 1944uncertainTroy Huff was my uncle. He was killed (MIA) when the torpedoes hit the ship on November 3, 1944. I would love to see a photo of Troy if anyone has one or to hear any stories about him if anyone remembers him. Thank you!
Noakes, Charles HS2/C1944 – 1945not sureThis is my gradfather, Im not sure what he actually did on the ship but if anyone has info please let me know
Davis, Lawrence V.SC11944 – 19453rdLt. Sugg was division officer. Michael Merva division petty officer. I was the youngest one on the ship. Went into service at 16 years old. Celebrated my 17 birthday at Waikiki Beach. Saw first battle at Saipan. Was cox of cpt. gig.
Higgins, HarveyFIREMAN 1ST CLASS1944 –This is my father. He passed away in 1999. I loved hearing his stories of the Reno, but didn't fully appreciate them until it was too late. Would love to hear from anyone who knew him. Janell_Beebe@hotmail.com
Carroll, Rudolph (Reb)1944 –
Campau, JosephEnlisted man1944 –teletypistMy father was Joseph Read Campau. He was torpedoed on the USS Reno in 1944. He had to abandoned ship. He passed away at 57 years old on May 13,1983. After retirement. I buried him in his dressed blues.
Ford, John HenrySeamanJan 1944 – 1946US NavyMy uncle, John Ford, served on the Reno. He was from New York City and when based on the east coast would go AWOL. His assignment to the west coast and the Pacific Theatre aboard the Reno cured his wandering ways.
Perrin, Jonas " Frenchy"Seaman 2nd ClassMay 1944 – Mar 19453rdThis is my Grandfather. He manned the Starboard 40mm gun just aft of the super structure. He is 84 years old. He and his wife are in good health and enjoying a family with great grand children. He commanded VFW and A.L.
Peace, Arthur L.Gunners MateSep 1944 – Dec 1945guners mateThis was my father. He was 16 years of age when he joined. He was a 20 mm gunner. He told me about all of the battles of the Reno. He said he shot down two "Jap Planes." He was out of the Navy at 17.
Nicholls, Lewis Howell (Pete)Seamen Second Class1945 – 1945Combat Information CenterThe USS Reno, CL-96, was torpedoed on 3 Nov 1944. My Dad, Lewis Howell Nicholls, was assigned to the Reno in Charleston, S.C. in 1945 after repairs. Dad worked in the CIC. HIs best friend was Leslie Jenkins from Ga.
Altamura, John Jr Seaman Second Class, USNR V6Feb 27, 1945 – May 27, 1946Pacific
Avery, DaveM/sgtJan 29, 1954 – Apr 1, 1974343rd Bomb SqdI have a copy of the USS Reno that I picked up at an auction that I would be happy to email free photos to crew members or relatives.

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