Stories from the USS South Dakota

This story is only a few brief words compared to the long and deeply personal story of the USS South Dakota BB-57. She is a ship of which many never heard of because they were born a generation too late. But let it be known here and now that the USS South Dakota and her crew that lived and died aboard her are not forgotten, nor will they ever be.

The following men lost their lives while serving aboard the
USS South Dakota
between 1942 and 1945.

NAME FIRST INITIAL SERIAL NUMBER DATE OF DEATH         RANK/DIV.
           
Biblewski Joseph F. 650-34-92 6-May-45                                  A
Acierto Antonio 497-85-97 19-Jun-45                GM
Adams Milledge R. 552-01-78 15-Nov-42               Radar
Allensworth Arthur R. 648-52-90 22-Oct-43           
Baer Philip E. 377-15-54 6-May-45                               
Baker James M. 287-68-23 5-Feb-45
Baker Oren P. 627-09-06 19-Jun-44
Ball Charley E. 554-10-94 19-Jun-44
Barnett Herman D. 560-48-06 19-Jun-44
Bouvier Mathieu T. 606-67-80 21-Jan-45
Bruggman Alfred B. 377-91-85 19-Jun-44
Burke John E. 006-20-20 15-Nov-42
Canfield Leon W 008-59-22 15-Nov-42
Carmitchel John B. 603-01-22 15-Nov-42
Carnelley Walter J 650-21-96 7-May-45
Cavaliere Joseph 811-08-04 5-Nov-44
Cavender Garnett L 626-06-54 19-Jun-44
Chaney John D. 668-35-98 19-Jun-44
Chatelain Hubert Paul 274-21-85 26-Oct-42
Clark Albert R. 003-50-31 16-Jan-45
Colangelo Leonard V 610-42-16 19-Jun-44
Collura Jospeh P 707-94-56 18-Jan-44
Conner Olen D. 337-80-16 15-Nov-42
Corrieri Giovanni A. 646-38-14 15-Nov-42
Currer David 012-36-20 15-Nov-42
Daisernia Benedict J 600-12-63 6-May-45
Dillard Jack J 223-65-83 19-Jun-44
Doyle Reginald F. 244-06-79 19-Jun-44
Ebel John A. 140-06-79 15-Nov-42
Engholm Russell K 376-14-53 15-Nov-42
Erwin Lawrence H 552-71-17 15-Nov-42
Fox Arthur R. 647-04-89 15-Nov-42
Fullenlove John J 026-57-00 19-Jun-44
Goforth Richard L 639-58-24 19-Jun-44
Greenhaw Will B. 670-73-60 15-Nov-42
Gustafson Edward W 663-56-84 6/19/1944
Hartman Albert 654-95-83 15-Nov-42
Henderson Alfred D. 274-46-76 15-Nov-42
Henderson Melvin M. 381-54-77 15-Nov-42
Henneberry George 202-63-74 19-Jun-44
Hesser Willard A. 644-87-49 15-Nov-42
Heuszel Lewis G 625-42-89 15-Nov-42
Holmes James A. 610-45-12 15-Nov-42
Horan Jr. Arthur J 647-94-54 6-May-45
Horton Frank E. 207-32-42 15-Nov-42
Horton Myron B. 553-51-75 19-Jun-44
Iven George N 351-07-51 15-Nov-42
Jensen Martin S. 638-17-59 14-Nov-42
Johnson Alfred 606-30-91 15-Nov-42
Johnson Frank J 852-43-18 6-May-45
Jones Therion A. 656-03-54 7-May-45
Keane John J 224-68-55 15-Nov-42
Kelly Leo J 650-21-86 15-Nov-42
Knop Arron A. 410-61-53 15-Nov-42
Krepps Jr. Raymond M. 012-36-35 15-Nov-42
Kunkel Alvin F. 338-50-18 6-May-45
Lahey Leonard E. 321-75-27 15-Nov-42
Linder Wallace R. 274-42-57 19-Jun-44
Lutts Earnest R. 670-73-96 19-Jun-44
Marsden Nelson A. 666-14-43 15-Nov-42
McCalister William F. 410-69-60 15-Nov-42  
McIntosh James 646-54-47 15-Nov-42
Miller William 658-14-45 19-Jun-42
Morey Kenneth J. 329-04-02 15-Nov-42
Morris Carroll E. 342-62-73 19-Jun-44
Murphy John 608-83-64 19-Jun-44
Nagy John A. 850-96-97 5-Jun-44
Nardiello Alexander 811-89-27 19-Jun-44
Nichols Jr. Charles B. 012-04-88 15-Nov-42
Nimmo Raymond H 647-64-16 19-Jun-44
Patterson Jr. James L 321-75-27 15-Nov-42
Pavlic Milton F. 007-14-17 15-Nov-42
Paynter Jr. Lewis E. 609-32-41 6-May-45
Pearson Arthur T. 202-01-10 15-Nov-42
Pfyl Werner F. 376-12-66 15-Nov-42
Price Frank L. 800-49-18 5-Apr-44
Pritchett Merton L. 410-68-92 15-Nov-42
Puzerski Albert R. 862-12-21 19-Jun-44
Quartermont Lloyd A. 610-46-03 15-Nov-42
Runnels John V 626-12-39 7-May-45
Skelton Herbert G 316-81-83 19-Jun-44
Smith Jr. Hasting J 644-25-39 19-Jun-44
Surber George E. 871-66-85 6-May-45
Vance Victor D. 628-24-78 15-Nov-42
Wilke Jr. Theodore H 628-24-03 15-Nov-42
Youngchild Robert P 890-14-12 19-Jun-44
Zupko George J 002-26-59 15-Nov-42
Men who died aboard the South Dakota while receiving medical attention but stationed on other ships
Campbell Barton M 279-72-88 7-Apr-45 USS Haynsworth
Dyer Jr. John R 601-17-79 7-Apr-45 USS Haynsworth
Goyer Arthur A 238-83-01 7-Apr-45 USS Haynsworth
Holiman Bernice R 630-06-48 7-Apr-45 USS Haynsworth
Johnson Donald L 662-10-79 9-Apr-45 USS Hancock
Hundley Noble 958-63-89 10-Oct-44 USS Cogswell
Matschat Robert D 712-77-39 7-Apr-45 USS Haynsworth
Men who served aboard the South Dakota and died after the surrender of Japan while assigned to active duty
Miller Jr. Theodore M 386-69-50 6-Feb-46
Rishell Harry A 249-97-88 14-Dec-45
Crewmember of the USS South Dakota who died after being released from active duty, in transit to new Duty Station
Amicucci Andrew 646-56-00 Nov-44