WWII Group Photographs

Here are a series of group photographs of the Calvert’s men assigned to different divisions across the ship.

2nd Division Deck Crew / Boat Crew (Original Post)

Ship Fitters Crew, 1944 (Original Post)

 

Medical Corpsmen / Pharmacist Mates, November 1943 or June-July 1944 (Original Post)

Medical Officers, Medical Corpsmen / Pharmacist Mates, November 1943 or June-July 1944

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Officers, November 1943 or June-July 1944


Radar Crew,  circa 1944
(Original Post)

Signal Corp Crew, circa 1944

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officers’ Group Photos, 1943 or 1944:

The next five photographs were provided by Eric Hook, grandson of William G. Hook, the Calvert’s Assistant Medical Officer, 1943 – 1946. Please let me know if you know the names of any of these men.

Officer group photo #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officer group photo #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officer group photo #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officer group photo #4

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crew photographs, 1945

1946-Feb - APA-32 crew - Portland OR. 1945-Fall - APA-32 crew - Bremberton Navy Yard, WA 1945-May - APA-32's Crew Dance - Seattle, WA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23 thoughts on “WWII Group Photographs

  1. Suzy Schneider

    Dear Sirs,
    My father, Laudell Dupree, who is 92 served in the Navy on the USS Calvert. He was a welder. I think he is in the Ship Fitters picture above. I have sent the photo of the Fitters Crew to him to ask him if he is in the picture. If he confirms and knows any other names I will let you know.
    Sincerely,
    Suzy (Dupree) Schneider

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    1. Michael Crocker

      I may have met your dad in San Luis Obispo. I was at a assisted living facility and met a man in a wheelchair with two women (daughter/granddaughter? ). He said he was on the Calvert. Was that him? He said they gave McCarther a ride to Borneo. I wish I would have had more time to talk to him…

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  2. Suzy Schneider

    Hello, no that was not him. He is still walking and playing golf 3 times a week – thank the Lord. He walks 9 holes and gets his exercise that way. I talked to him about his time on the USS Calvert and his comment was “I’m glad those days are gone.” But he did talk a little about the prisoners on board, and mentioned discarding the bodies of the deceased overboard. I was fascinated with the video that is on the USS Calvert website, but I doubt that he would want to see it. I will ask about McCarther next time I am with him. Thank you for the message. God bless you.

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  4. Rob Askew

    My Grandfather was a Medic on the ship. William (Bill) Askew. I don’t see any pics of him here. He lost all his pictures from the war in a tornado. He passed away several years back. Wish I could have found this website before he passed. Would love to hear his stories. If you knew him please email me. Thanks, Rob Askew(gulf war vet)

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  5. Mark Fetterman

    My grandfather was Lieutenant Donald Fetterman. He is in two of these photos. In the ninth photo, he is on the far left in the row of four officers. In the last photo he is in the back row, second from the left. If anyone reading this has any information or stories about him, please let me know.

    -Mark Fetterman

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Mark,

      Thank you for your comment and pointing out your grandfather in the two photographs. I’ll get them updated with his name, and I’ll also contact you via email regarding additional information about your grandfather.

      Chris Funck

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  6. Sue Berner

    My dad Larry Vigneault is in the photo of the deck and boat crew. He is the fourth person from the right.
    Sadly he passed away and would have loved to see all these photos and documents.
    I especially am fascinating with all this info,
    Thanks!

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Sue,

      Thank you for visiting the site and for your comment. I will add your father’s name to the photograph very soon.

      Kind regards,
      Chris
      Webmaster

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      1. Sue Berner

        Just to be clear, Larry is the fourth from the right on the second row (standing) . He has the black cap on.
        Thanks again.

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  7. Jane Evans Sheehan

    My Dad, Joseph Evan Evans is in the photo: Officers: USS Calvert, circa 1943 or 1944. Dr. William Hook is 2nd from the left back row.
    He is standing in the back row, 2nd from the right.
    Dad passed in 1983.

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    1. Chris Funck Post author

      Hi Jane,

      Thank you for your comment and identifying your father in the photograph. I will let you know when I have added his name to the photo.

      Chris

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  8. Jeffrey Adams

    Hello, my father in in the signal core photo. He is in the second row far right on the end directly behind the officer.

    His name is James D. Adams from Tyrone, Penna.

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    1. Chris Funck Post author

      Thank You Jeffery. I will add your father’s name to the photograph and I’ll also add him to the WWII crew roster.

      Chris

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  9. Liana Orr

    Re: Officers Aboard the USS Calvert, Circe 1943 or 11944
    Source: Eric Hook, USAF
    I am the granddaughter of Lt. James T. “Pete” Berry. He is in the above referenced photo, front row, first on left. My grandfather hosted the Calvert Reunion in Myrtle Beach, SC in 1998. I have photos from the reunion and other information that you may interested in. I am busy working on a Tribute to Veterans program for this Sunday, November 8 at the Barnwell County Museum (South Carolina). We are kicking off an effort to collect all the information we can on Barnwell County Veterans and the German POW Camp that was located in Barnwell, SC. Feel free to contact me after November 8. My number is (803) 300-0217 and my email is lianaorr@gmail.com.

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  10. Liana Orr

    Re: Officers Aboard the USS Calvert, Circa 1943 or 11944
    Source: Eric Hook, USAF
    I am the granddaughter of Lt. James T. “Pete” Berry. He is in the above referenced photo, front row, first on left. My grandfather hosted the Calvert Reunion in Myrtle Beach, SC in 1998. I have photos from the reunion and other information that you may interested in. I am busy working on a Tribute to Veterans program for this Sunday, November 8 at the Barnwell County Museum (South Carolina). We are kicking off an effort to collect all the information we can on Barnwell County Veterans and the German POW Camp that was located in Barnwell, SC. Feel free to contact me after November 8. My number is (803) 300-0217 and my email is lianaorr@gmail.com.

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  11. Ben Palmer

    In the photo above, labeled “USS Calvert. circa 1943-44, the officer fourth from the left is my dad, Lt. (j.g.) John R. Palmer Jr. He served for 19 months as a medical officer aboard the Calvert. He was a 1942 graduate of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where he returned after discharge from the Navy in 1946. He was in private practice in Augusta from 1947 until he returned to active duty in the Navy in 1952. He remained on active duty until 1967, serving at Navy hospitals in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Michigan, California and Alaska. He passed away April 17, 1985, at age 69 at his home in Waynesboro, Georgia.

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi Ben,

      Thank you so much for identifying your father in the photograph, and for his brief bio. I will update the photo to include his name.

      Chris

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  12. Wayne Callagan

    Second from the top right on two photos 1- medical officers and 2- officers is my father Dr. Dwight A. Callagan 1917-1992 who was probable a LTJG at the time. He said he was a beachhead doctor on several landings and got the bronze star for action on Saipan and other landings. I saw a film clip on your site a few years ago with him named as Dr. Callahan shot by a think a Chaplin on the ship. He retired as a Capt. from the medical corp in 1971 after a remarkable career as a surgeon, researcher and hospital administrator’ He is still in Who is Who in medicine all these years later for his research and invention of the ultrasonic dopler.

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  13. Tami Nesmith-Truxal

    Hi. I’m looking for someone who may have known my father Arthur Lamar Nesmith. He would have been 98 this year. He was on the Calvert as a BM. If anyone has information on him, I’d like to hear about it as I was only 24 when he died and I never really knew him. He was 50 when I was born. Thank you.

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  14. Jude Patton

    My father’s name was James Felix Ridenour. He was temporarily assigned and/or transported on the USS Calvert in March 1944 in WWII. to and from Hilo , Hawaii- so only on board about 8 days. He had worked as a pipefitter before, as a civilian. He was born n 1915, so would only have been 29 y/o.Anyone remember him.

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