USS LSM 51


Lt(jg) Wilson Dickson looks over the beach at Lemery, Luzon, PI
 


 
World War II 
Victory Medal
American Campaign Medal
 Asiatic Pacific 
Campaign Medal
Navy Occupation Service Medal
Philippine Liberation Medal 


Combat Action Ribbon+
+Combat Action Ribbon was established  on February 17, 1969 and made retroactive to December 7, 1941.  All members of  LSM 51 who participated in a bona fide ground or surface combat firefight or in an action during which he was under enemy fire and his performance was satisfactory are eligible for this ribbon (November 1944-August 1945).  There is no medal for this award. 
 


 

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SINGINGMAN                           



History:

This Web page is dedicated to the men who served aboard the USS LSM 51 without whom there would be no history.

LSM 51 was built by Brown Shipbuilding Company.  The keel was laid 22 June 1944.  It was launched 24 July 1944, and commissioned 11 August 1944.  Decommissioned 8 May 1946 at Terminal Island, San Pedro, CA.

    BATTLE STARS EARNED     

Leyte Landings, 19-29 November 1944
Ormoc Bay Landings, 7-8 December 1944
Lingayen Gulf Landing, 16-18 January 1945
El Fraile, Manila Bay, 13 April 1945
Brunei Bay, Borneo Operation, 10-14 June 1945
Mindanao Island Landings, 12 July 1945
 
 
 
Planes Downed:


 
 

Crew Members

OFFICERS

 
POTTS, James O. LT (CO) 
  Texas
 TREECE, Warren H. (Ens) (XO) 
   Oregon
DICKSON, Wilson M. (Ens)( EngO) 
  Kilgore, TX  (f)
 ELLSWORTH, Stuart M. (Ens)(GunO) 
   Conneticut    (F)  (Deceased)
ENLISTED PERSONNEL

 
BROWNE, Milton C 
  Savannah, GA
BUKOVICS, Steve J.* * 
   Pennsylvania
CAIN, Alfred G. 
  Gahanna, OH 
CAIN, Paul T. 
  Cincinnati, OH
CAMPBELL, Charles 
   California 
CUNEO, Roy 
   New York, NY  (M)
DUCSAK, Bella J. 
  Woodbridge, NJ (K,M)
DUSO, Woodrow P. 
  East Hampton, MA 
FENTON, Howard C. 
  Staten Island, NY
FORSYTH, Dozier P. 
  Green Cove Springs, FL  (F)
FRYE, Robert L. 
  Fly, OH   (F,K)
GARDNER, James E. 
  Pheonix, AZ
GHILARDI, Anthony P. 
  Cambridge, MA  (F)
GLOVER, Robert A. 
  Tarrant, AL  (F,M)
HALVERSON, Bert G. 
  Gainsville, FL
HILLER, Joseph F. 
  Philadelphia, PA  (F)
HORENT, Lucien F. 
  Woonsocket, RI
KANN, John S. 
  Bridgeport, CT  (F)
KAROLCZAK, Micheal 
  Philadelphia, PA  (F)
KASAK, Rudolph E. 
  New York, NY  (F)
KELLY, Russell W. 
  Lindenwold, NJ
KENNESON, Albert J 
  Waterbury, CT  (F)
KICINSKI, Alexander 
  Detroit, MI  (F)
KINER, Clifford S. 
  Mechanicsburg, PA
KREBBS, Peter J. 
  Cheviot, OH  (M)
LIBRITZ, Jerry M. * 
  New York, NY
MANTHIS, Howard E. 
  Princeton, WI  (F)
MASSEY, Claude E. 
  Lafayette, IN
MAYS, William C. 
  Virginia City, VA   (F)
McGUFFIE, William B. 
  Ragland, AL (K,M)
MONGOMERY, Clyde B. 
  Cincinnati, OH
MOTLEY, Roland 
  Georgetown, KY
NUNNALLY, Paul A. 
   Green Bay, VA
O'BERINER, Emil R. 
  Waterbury, CT  (F)
O'DEEN, Kenneth O. 
  Gary, IN  (F,K)
PRESCOTT, Mack B. 
  Columbus, GA  (F,K)
SAGE, Jerry L. 
  Fort Wayne, IN (M)
SENTILLES, Irwin F. 
  New Orleans, LA  (F)
SHERRILL, Joe E. 
  Parkton, NC  (F,K)
SMITH, Raymond 
  Texas
STEINBECK, William K. 
  Weston, WV  (F,K)
SWAIN, Walter Marvin 
  Victoria, VA  (F)
WAKEFIELD, Robert S. 
  Cincinnati, OH
WALSH, Gerard T. 
  East Orange, NJ
WILSON, Cranston 
  South Whitley, IN  (F)
WINTERS, Robert H. 
  Lawrenceburg, IN


  The above crewmembers appear in the Picture made at USNATB Little Creek, VA.
       .

   CREW JOINING  AFTER LITTLE CREEK

OFFICERS


 
BRYANT, Robert E. (Lt Jg) Binghamton, NY GORDON,  Harold W. (Ens) Portsmouth, OH (M)
MAGGARD, Roland E. (Ens) USA NESTER, William C. (Ens) Philadelphia, PA
RAND, MARITT J. (LT)(CO) San Diego, CA

ENLISTED PERSONNEL


 
AIREY, E. L. 
  USA
ARCHAMAULT, R. A. 
  USA
BAIR, Homer F., Jr 
  Greenburg, PA
BARBER, William J., Jr 
   USA
BETSO, A. V. 
  USA
BIERBACH, Robert D. 
  Greely, CO  (F,N)
BOONE, H. E. 
  Mule Shoe, TX
CARPENTER, Merlyn F. 
  USA
GIBBS, GENE W. 
  USA
GRANT, Walter D. 
  USA 
HUGHES, C. R. 
  USA
JARED, Samuel M. 
  McEwen, TN  (M)
JOHNSON, Earl M. 
  USA
KUSZESKI, B. V. 
  USA
LALKA, Paul N. 
  USA
LANDERNO, Willard P. 
  Melville, LA
LAWSON, A. 
  USA
NAEGEL, Raymond F. 
  Cincinnati, OH 
NICHOLAN, Frank F. 
  Fall River, MA
O'CONNER, Daniel T. 
  Boston, MA
PIECHOWIAK, Arthur 
  Michigan
SCARCELLI, R 
   USA
TOTH, Steve L. 
  South Norwalk, CT  (F)
WHITESIDE, Billy G. 
  Detroit, MI  (F)
YOKIS, Daniel A. 
  Chester, PA  (F,N)
ZAJAC, F. E. 
  USA

*Died Off Leyte Island, PI, Jan 4, 1945
**Wounded by Jap sniper at Ft. Drum 13 Apr 1945
(Note) Some information on members was obtain from a partial log and did not contain home addresses.  Officers rank was that at time crew was formed or when reporting aboard.

REUNIONS:

 The 21th Annual USS LSM/LSMR Reunion

 ST LOUIS, MISSOURI 27-31 AUGUST 2009

For more information contact: David K. Miller, President, 21850 Vista Drive,
Saegertown, PA  16433
PHONE: 413-774-2397
E-Mail:  dkmiller1@stargate. net

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