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USS Mount Olympus (AGC 8) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Mount Olympus (AGC 8). 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 37 crew members registered for the USS Mount Olympus (AGC 8).

Courtney, DebbieJohn Johnny MedingSep 1941 – Dec 1947NavalMy father John Meding ( I am daughter Debbie) assigned to operation Highjump which traveled to Antarctic under admiral Byrd. He was a lead photographer i have many pictures i could share
Wolf, PhilipMOMM21943 –unknownI'm Phil's daughter Karen. My dad passed in 2000. He said he served on the "Admiral's Barge" and never saw destruction. My Navy friend thinks otherwise. Appreciate understanding what he went thru from 1943-45. Thank you.
Carlson, Eugene (Gene)Electronics Technician's Mate 2c1943 – 1946unknownI am registering to share information about my father, Eugene Carlson who served in the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign of WWII and the Philippine Liberation. He passed away August 13, 2015.
Mayeux, Roderick Or Rodseaman1943 –RadiomanRoderick (Rod) Mayeux was my dad, and I'd appreciate any information on his service on the USS Mount Olympus. He didn't like to talk about the war, and I am very curious. Thanks in advance.
Hudler, Marion Arthur Jr.1943Jan 1943 – Jan 30, 1946NavyUSS Mt Olympus flagshipI am looking for close up shots of the Mt Olympus after it had collided with an oil tanker. I am the wife of Mr Hudler. Mr Hudler is deceased.
Scott, Eloy (Scotty)Shipfitter 3/C1944 – 1946C & RLooking for some shipmates. Jerry Brown ( Natchitoches,La.) Herb Helfrich (Bellville, Illinois), Pat Foley (New York), Al Gerringer (Pa.), Surick?, Rabbit (W. Va.) Gladachevski? (Cleveland, OH),
Van Voorhis, JamesStaff Sergeant1944 – Apr 1946USMCI am the daughter of Jim Van Voorhis, USMC high speed radio operator aboard the Mount Olympus during the war. I have a few of his pictures that include crew and the ship after the collision.
Forbes, WilliamnoneJan 1, 1944 – Jan 1, 1946noneI am searching for shipmates my father served with.
Higgitt, HenryWT1CJan 1, 1944 – Jun 9, 1946BostonAccording to the Ships Rolls, my grandfather Henry G. Higgitt was a WT1C aboard the USS Olympus from 1/3/44 to 6/9/46.
Trefun, DougMachinists Mate 2/cJan 15, 1944 – Nov 29, 1945?This is Stanley Trefuns' grand nephew. I've been trying to learn more about his service history, along with his two brothers. A quick Google search on "Stanley Trefun" will give more details.
Gencorelli, GenaroCoxswainFeb 1944 – 1946S2C
Dzurek, JohnSF3cFeb 4, 1944 – May 19, 1946ALNAV1s1-43I am the son of John, he was my hero. If there is any sailors from WW11 or relatives who would like to chat please email me at, in the subject line write USS MT. Olympus. Hope to hear from someone.
Otto, FrankRT/1C, ET/1CMar 3, 1944 – Mar 1, 1946CPlease contact me for more information. for names and reunion info.
Scott, RellcoxwainMay 1, 1944 – Oct 25, 1945unsureI am Alice Scott, daughter of Rell Scott. My Dad served aboard the "Mighty Mount" during WWII. I would be very happy to hear from any shipmatesor desendants!
Donnelly, KathySeaman 1st class May 24, 1944 – Oct 3, 1945Command shipWould love to see pics or stories of the battles My father Tom Donnelly passed away in 1959 when I was 6 yrs old and have no pics or stories b of this great ship and battles
Guerrero, WalterCPLJun 11, 1944 – Nov 18, 1945usmc detachment
Hutchins, Claiburne (Scrub)yeomanOct 12, 1944 – Dec 15, 1944Flag Allowance comthirdphibforFound this place while working on my dad's eulogy, going through his service record. He passed on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. He served on board during the Phillipine landings. Thought someone might like to know.
Cullen, John (Jack)3COct 1945 – Feb 1949CommunicationsMy name is John (Jack) Cullen. I ran the Post Office. I am 90 years old and just looking to contact any of my shipmates that are still around. My daughter, Linda Cullen Egan has just added me to the list on 2/28/2018.
Gleason, PatrickSHIPS SERVICEMAN 3 RD CLASS1946 – 1947 Served on the flagship USS Mount Olympus under the command of Rear Admiral Richard E Byrd suring the expedition to the south pole, known as Operation Highjump, 1946-1947.
Lenahan, AndrewCOXJun 22, 1947 – Mar 31, 1949?I am his son....Andrew Lenahan. My father passed away 6/22/98 I have several photos of the cruise that I would like to post. My father was in diving school during this time in Bayonne NJ from 6/24/48 to 10/22/48
Reasoner, KeithSeaman first classSep 1947 – Jul 1948E (electrical)Served honorably, discharged US Naval base Norfolk, VA. Now residing in northern Virginia. Contact can be made through Joe Reasoner (son) at
Smallwood, MortonShipservice 2nd classFeb 1, 1948 – Mar 1, 1951S DivisionAnyone serving during my ship duty feel free to send me a message.
Peterson, JamesENSIGNJul 8, 1948 – Dec 19, 1949
Daczkowski, Bernard (Ski)S/SGT USMCApr 10, 1949 – Apr 15, 1952C-1 DivisionRadio Operator . I went aboard with 11 other classmates from radio school at Camp Del Mar Calif.
Harrison, John EdwardDC3Jul 1950 – Jul 1953CNR
Hamil, CharlesGM2Jul 1, 1950 – Dec 13, 1953O
Nelson, Jerrysk2 second class storkeeper1951 – 1955S-1I served duringing the first nato operation in the Med 1952. any one remember when we docked in Norfolk the first thing off was a casket and the second off was a medical stretcher that was Me. went directly to Port Hosp
Lanoue, VincentSNFeb 1951 –OWould like to find the list of eht men I served with from 1951 to 1955
Binder, Edward BinderDM2Mar 13, 1951 – Mar 13, 1955Deck 02, Radio shaqck, PhotographI met the ship in Naples, Italy,Assigned to deck crew. Transfered to radio shack, Sent to Draftsman school in Port Hueme, CA. returned to the ship in the photography dept. Transferred to San Diego in Dec. 2,1954. Discharged from there.
Pickett, Jamesemp3Oct 7, 1951 – Aug 21, 1955E
Wendorf, Williampi 31952 – 1954flag
Hardin, Joseph LeeRadioman Second Class1952 – 1955C-1 Division
Horton, VirginiaNone (Daughter)1952 –USN SNI am the daughter of Alan J Garlin I know he served starting in 1952. Trying to find out any information I can I have been searching for years and found today he was on the USS Olympus and am over come with happiness.
Sanders, Richard L. (Dick)CORPORAL USMC1953 – 1954Flag Admiral's OrderlyI Came on board Mount Olympus direct from Sea School in Portsmouth Va, Assigned to Flag as one of 6 Marine Orderlies for Rear Admiral H.P. Smith, who was later secceded by Rear Admiral W.F. Peterson, Flag moved to USS Taconic AGC-17,1954
Russell, KarlMajorMay 1967 – 1986SecurityPFc Kenneth N. Russell was my father he served on board 1943-1945. His uniform has a golden eagle inside a golden circle over his right breast pocket. What does this represent. It also has a seahorse on his sleeve.
Ferrin, JimCaptainMar 6, 1980 – Sep 16, 1983OLYhappy days

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