Commissioning Crew- USS Rainier


Date: 9 December 1941
Memorandum for Supervisor of Shipbuilding:
Subject:
List of officers and enlisted personnel taking passage in the USS Rainier to Norfolk on 15 December, 1941:

Captain W.W. Mock
Lieut Comm. R.B. Miller
LT R.P. Goodman
LT N.A. Nilson
LT C.B. Ault
LT Floyd Gindhart
LTjg T.A. Graham
ENS R.B. Fox
ENS J.J. Crowe
ENS V. Bamford
ENS R.S. VanDerveer
ENS T.J. Lennon
ENS J.H. Rodenbush
ChBosun E. Maltby
Ch Gun. H.S. Erupa
Ch Mach. J.H. Miller

SK1 William Allen
Sea 1c Ken Anderson
QM2 Leroy Blackwood
F2c John Bryant
RMC Marvin Farris
BMC Joseph Ferrigno
F1c Harry Garpe
MM2 Joseph Hercehlroth
EM3 Wilber Hoyt
GM1 Roy Hughes
F1c Joseph Hynal
MM2 Wendell Kemp
CCS Gardner Kirk
BM2 Robert Kirkpatrick
YN1 Earl Kladstrup
RM2 Vernice LeBlanc
EM1 Earl Lillard
EM1 Elmer Littleford
F1c Claude Marchand
PhMC James Morris
Cox Francis Neuman
SKC Bernard Norton
MMC George Pitcher
SC1 Floyd Riley
EMC Paul Rochelle
MM2 Charles Smith
F1c Clarence Steinforth
RM2 Morris Tichenoor
MMC John Turk
FC2 Tom Brown
CY Ernest Wilson
MMC Raymond Wilson
BM2 Robert Napoleon Hudnall

The ship was commissioned on 21 December 1941.
By 1 January 1942, the crew had expanded to over 200.

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