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USS Wilkes-Barre (CL 103) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Wilkes-Barre (CL 103). 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 22 crew members registered for the USS Wilkes-Barre (CL 103).

Coraccio, Johnfireman first class1941 – 1945fleet 103hi this is my dad he just lost his wife at 91,hes going strong,he relishes his days on the willie bee,okinowa,iwa jima and when the bunkerhill as hit by lookimg for old buddys.john coraccio Waltham ma;ty
Smith, Arthur (Smity)SM3C1944 – 1946SM3C
Frue, Robert1944 – 1945
Dacey, PaulSN1944 – 1946Deck
Webb, WilmerSeaman1944 – 1946ElectricianThis is my Dad, he passed in March 2011. He really wanted to go to a reunion. I have a copy of the Willie Bee dated Dec, 1945. Does anyone want it?
Gutz, NormanSeaman 2/c 1944 – 1946water tenderMy grandfather is still around at 97. We were talking about his events on the ocean during the war. The storm they pass through with the waves. He said the waves came down the stacks as ship rocked side to side.
Summey, MarkRM3CMar 1944 – May 1946C
Brackin, Fraser0306Apr 13, 1944 – Jan 28, 1946UnknownThis is my grandfather. Unfortunately he passed away in 1978 and I never got the chance to meet him. Looking for people who can tell me about him. Thanks in advance.
Reid, Pierceseaman 1st classJul 1944 – 1946L division- I division - storekeepermember of original crew. please contact me at
Miller, Robert CharlesCoxswainJul 1944 – May 1946DeckThis is my father. He died 29 Dec 1987. I salute all him and all the valiant men of the USS Wilkes Barre for their honorable service.
Gerson, Bernard ( Bernie)SM1 ST CLASSJul 1, 1944 – Apr 30, 1945SignalmanOriginal crew when ship was commisioned on July 1st, 1944 at the Philadelphia Navy yard. Transfered from ship April 1945 after sustaining schrapnel wounds.Ex ship mates please E-Mail me at it would be nice to hear
Heavner, R.m.S2CJul 1, 1944 – Nov 20, 1945GunneryThis is my Grandfather. He left me his personal effects from the Wilkes Barre including his Plank holders certificate and the birthday message for the ship listing his name, rank, and position.
Gilstad, DonaldS1cNov 11, 1944 – Feb 23, 1946Asiatic PacificThis is my father. He had one son Donald prior to entering the service and another Dennis 15 months after he was discharged. My Dad and Mother stayed in Omaha, Nebraska and spent the last 31 years in Michigan. Died at 90
Trawick, Gene?1945 – 1947This is my father who passed away 2/13/97. I don't have any further info. But he deserves to be on this list for sure.
Flanders, AllenQM1945 – Dec 1946TBD
Roda, John B BotGM31945 – 19461stMy dad served aboard the Willie Bee 45-46. I’m pretty sure he was a pointer in one of the 6” turret guns. He passed away in 1979 at the age of 52. His name was John (Bot) Roda.
Curtis, Frank profile iconBoatswains Mate 1C1945 – 1946UnknownMy Father In-Law, bother he and my father served on USS Markab AD21, unknown if they knew each other as both had passed before we married in 1978, Frank Curtis went on to the Wilkes Barre in 1945.
Hirsch, RolandSeamanJul 1945 – Jun 1946Signal CorpsIt was a very memorable experience. We had a great group of guys. I kept in touch with close buddies for a number of years and now they are all gone.
B0lger, Philip (Johnny)SEAMAN FIRST ,SIGNALMAN STRIKERSep 15, 1945 – Jun 20, 1946C (ccommunications)During the war I was on the USS Vicksburg ; saw the signing aboard the Missouri while the Vicksburg was in Tokyo Bay.. Ultimately transfered to Willie Bee and we went to China.There until late January 46;then home to Philadelphia Navy Yard.Greatcrew
Botta, GustaveSEAMAN 1/CApr 1946 – Aug 1946water-tender
Miller, Robert [bob]EMP/3Jun 1946 – Jun 1948EWould like to hear from all people from E division and the fireroom crew
Clark, AlvinS1Oct 2, 1946 – Jun 30, 1947F (FireControl)

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