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Able Lady rescue
     Action Report - Luzon
     Action Report - Official, 16 April 1945
     Action Report - Okinawa Campaign (Earl Kennedy logs)
     Action Report - Bomb and Suicide plane damage April 16, 1945 (Earl Kennedy logs)
     Application for membership
     Association Membership
     Association Member's Children, Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren
     Association Email addresses
     Animation Page
     Liberty Magazine, 4 January 1941
     USS Laffey - 1983
     USS Laffey - 1979
     USS Laffey - 2006
     WW II Veteran Keeps the Story Alive
     Clarence Dargie Report
     Almost Renamed
Awards for Website
     Laffey Website Earns Two Awards


    Battle Ribbons and Commendations
    Bear, Frank (DD 459 MIA)
Becton, Elizabeth
    Memoriam to
Becton, Frederick Julian (1st Commanding Officer)
    Admiral F. J. Becton Memorabilia
    Amplifying Report from FJ Becton
    25th Anniversary Naval Academy Yearbook
    Book by Admiral Becton:
    The Ship That Would Not Die
    Personal History
    Decorations and Citations Awarded
    Letter from Captain Harrison
    Letter from Captain Freseman
    Admiral F J Becton and the USS Iowa
    Admiral F J Becton
    Lt Cmdr F J Becton
    Admiral Becton at the USS Maddox 50th Reunion
    Cmdr F J Becton in Seattle, 1945
    Admiral Becton on trip from Charleston Navy Yard to Patriots Point
    Burial Place in Arlington National Cemetery
    Letter written by F J Becton to families of victims
    Newspaper Article USS Iowa
Becton, Julie
    Battle Damage Photos
    Belk - Ernest E  Obituary and Service Record
    Bikini Atoll - atomic bomb tests
    Biff - our mascot
    Board of Directors
Bell, Charles
Brown, Donald "Doc"
    Newspaper article about him

    Campbell, Robert L.
Captain Cant
Captain Robert Cant
Cavanaugh, Sonny
    Tribute to
Chief Petty Officers Initiation
Children of Laffey Sailors
    Granddaughter of Glen Radder
    Ari Phoutrides' Grandson
    Ray Broll's Son and Grandson
Christening of 724
Cole, USS
    Time Lapse Photos of  Recovery
    Survivor visit to Laffey
    Commanding Officers of USS Laffey
    Commendations and Ribbons for USS Laffey
Commissioning Program
     Commissioning Program for 724
    Cooper River Bridge
    Crew Members (individual submitted pictures)
    Commissioning Orders for USS Laffey
    Composite Squadron VC94
    Composite Sketch of Suicide Planes, April 16, 1945

    1952 World Cruise
    1954 World Cruise
    1956 Med Cruise
    1960 Med Cruise
    1961 Med Cruise
    1969 Med Cruise
    1970 Cruise Book
    1970-71 Med Cruise
    Cruise Photos from Bob Longsdon
    Dependent Cruise 1963 Submitted by Dale Nelson
    Cy Simonis
    Photographs from his album
    Battle damage pictures from his album

    Dara (SS)
    Dargie, Clarence Report
    DASH Weapon System
    Deck Log of Officers  April 01, 1945
    Decommissioning Ceremony in 1975
    Destroyer men
    "Dogfight Productions"  Photos from April 11-12, 2007
Doniphan, Michelle
    Letter to Association from her
Dry Dock Issues from 1992
    Dry Dock Articles from 1992-95
Dry Dock Issues August 2009
    INDEX PAGE 2009 Dry Dock
    Help is on the Way
    Some Thoughts
    Moultrie News: Laffey Repairs
    Just in Time
    Big Move for Laffey Nears
    First Pictures Aug 24 Dry Dock
    Dry Dock Photos from Sept 01 2009
    Sept 10 2009 Dry Dock Photos
    Progress Photos Sept 24, 2009 at Dry Dock
    November 2009 Dry Dock Photos
    More November 09 Dry Dock Photos
Dry Dock Photos Link:
Click Here: Destroyer History


Eastham, Lonnie
    Damage pictures from his album
     Email addresses
Essay (College) by Belinda Leslie
     Laffey College Essay by Belinda Leslie
Essig, Danny
     Model of the Ship
Evins, Thomas A.  Article Written on 459

Fern, Thomas B.
Photo Thomas B. Fern
Folino, Joe
    Thoughts by 
    Pictures from Folino's album 

Gedusky, Elwood
    Photographs from Gedusky Album (Korea)
    Giles, Louis F.  Jr.  Photo
Guest Book
    Sign guestbook
    View guestbook
    New Guest Book Entries
    Old Guest Book Entries

     Hampton Inn, Save-A-Landmark
     Harper, Dale P.  Report on Okinawa Attack
Hazen, Laverne
    Advancement in rate
Hilton, Steve
    Pictures from his album
    History of ships named Laffey (CNO)
    History Channel Interview Photos for "Dogfight" movie
    Honored Dead
Hudak, John
Hudgins, Bob
    Navy Day, Pearl Harbor, 1945
Hudson, Skip
    His wedding
Hull, Lloyd
    Ship's model winner

Index:  Association Member's Children, Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren
    Interesting Articles
    Insignia First Official one for the Laffey

   Jackson, Ralph  Photo

    Kamikaze pilot, picture of
    Kamikazes Touted as Role Models
    Karlie Roby
Keith, Craig
    Work party buttons
    Med Cruise Photos, 1970-71
Kennedy, Earl
    Action Reports - Okinawa Campaign
    Damage Photos from his log

    Korean War Metals

LaCore, Pete
    Picture of in 1983
   Pete LaCore's Early Photos
Laffey, Bartlett
Laffey (DD 459)
    Newspaper account of action
    Launching of
    More: Launching of Laffey DD 459  October 30, 1941
    Alongside a Cruiser  Laffey DD 459 (1942)
    Envelope from 1st day in commission
    More pictures of the 459   
    A poem for the 459
Personal Written Letters on 459
   Epistle from Captain Sterrett on Laffey 459
D,S. Sterrett, as Ensign aboard the USS Laffey 459
   Two Letters from Frank L. Meyskens
   Alongside a Cruiser  Laffey DD 459 (1942)
   Article Written by
Thomas A. Evins
Personal Written College Essay
   Laffey College Essay by Belinda Leslie
Laffey (DD 724)
    Pictures of
    Christening of
    Amplifying Report from FJ Becton
    Battle damage
    Battle Damage photos from Julie Becton
    Before commissioning
    Casualty Mailing List
    Refueling at sea
    Attempted towing by USS Malcomb  
    Recommissionng - 1951
    Hull repairs at Charleston Navy Yard 
    At Invasion of Mindoro
    Bermuda Shakedown Cruise
    Alongside USS Lowry (DD770)
    Torpedo firing
    Dropping depth charge
    Fram configuration, 1962
    Leaving Norfolk, 1956
    Action in Korea
    Being towed to Patriots Point
    Enshrinement bumper sticker
    April 14, 1945
    Transfer of "In Harm's Way" to Association
    Returning home from Korea
    Laffey in New York
    In the mid 50's
    From Woody Gedusky
    Laffey in tow to Patriots Point
    Laffey College Essay by Belinda Leslie
    Muster Roll of Commissioning Crew
    Article by Dr. Steve Ewing
    Article in Sea Combat
    Article in Sea Classics
    Roster of survivors of 16 April 1945
    Laffey Deck Log April 17th 1945
    History of
    Newspaper Articles
    Paper written by Robin Lewis
    Commissioning Program for 724

    Of  DD 459 
More photos
Laffey DD 459  October 30, 1941
    Of  DD724
Letters From our Friends
    Leslie, Belinda  Laffey College Essay
    Letters written by F J Becton to families of victims
    Letter from Captain Harrison
    Letter from Captain Freseman
    Letter Written Home  by George Burnett  April 1945
    Letter to Shipmates from 
Dennis Colusci
    Letter Written Home by George Burnett April 1945

Links to other sites
    Ships of the US Navy
Lloyd, Bill
    Picture of granddaughter
    Location of the  Laffey DD-724 Today
    LST 582
    Luzon - Official Action Report

    Mail Call
    Manson, Frank A. - Taps
    Mascott (Biff)
Matthew, John
   Photos from 1964 album
    Photo of John Matthew
Matthew, Ron
    Photo of Ron Matthew
     Admiral F. J. Becton Memorabilia
Meyskens, Frank L.
     Two Letters 1942 accounts  DD 459 
McClary, G.W.
    Laffey before commissioning
    Membership application form (online)
    Membership Roster
    Memorial Plaque
    Memorial Room Dedication
    Memorial Services (first) held for April 16, 1945

Naval Academy 25th Anniversary Yearbook
Navigational Charts used by USS Laffey during WWII
    Newsletter from Cmdr. Tazewell   
    Navy Day, Pearl Harbor, 1945
    Newspaper Article 1975  What Might Have Been:
    Newspaper Article May 1945

    Newspaper Article: Sun City Veterans Set Out To Save Sinking USS Laffey
    Newspaper Article Veteran Granted Dying Wish
    News Radio Press   May 24th 1944
    News Radio Press II  November 5th 1944
News Radio Press III  December 20th 1944
North Korea - Wonsan Harbor 1952

Officer's Deck Log   April 01, 1945
Oral Histories
    Liebertz, Jerry
    Delewski, Larry
   Weygandt, Charles
    Joe Folino
    Jim Carver
    Kenneth Rohloff
    Joe Folino - 2nd
    Our Future Security

   Parolini, G.A.G., photo of
   Peterson, Ralph Photo
Personal History
Decorations and Citations Awarded  Becton
    Laffey Crew (submitted by crewmen)
    Battle Damage from Cy Simonis Album
    1945 Torpedo men
    In Harms Way
    Kamikaze pilot
    Patriots Point from air
    Laffey Steaming Along
    Dogfight Productions
    Various Photos
    2009 Dry Dock Photos / Articles

Phoutrides, Ari
    Photos from his album (Normandy)  
    Oral history, December, 1944
    A second oral history, February 8, 1944
    A third oral history, April 16, 1945
    Admiral F. J. Becton Memorabilia  Comments
    Photos from Navy Day, Pearl Harbor, 1945
    Photos from his album (World War II Memorial)

    Poem in Honor of the Laffey  Written by Daniel Snuffer
    Porlier, J. Vance

Radder, Glen
    Memorabilia from his album 
Poems by Glen
Radio (Ham Operation)
    Laffey Radio II Views
Radio Press News
    Radio Press News       May 24th 1944
    Radio Press News II   November 5th 1944
Radio Press News III  December 20th 1944
    Recommissioning - 1951
First Laffey Reunion Menu
First Laffey Reunion Menu
Reunion pictures
    2009 Branson, Missouri Laffey Reunion Photos
    2007 Fred Nardei Reunion Photos Index Page
    2006 reunion from Tom Phelps
    2006 reunion from Joyce Essig Hanau
    2006 reunion from Jim Spriggs
    2006 Reunion from John Hudak
    2005 Reunion from Rich McKinney
    More 2005 Reunion Photos from Rich McKinney
    2004 Reunion from Bob Logsdon
    First reunion documentary
    2004 Reunion from Tom Phelps
    2003 Reunion from John Matthews   
    2003 Reunion from Fred Nardei
    2002 Reunion from Sonny Walker
    2002 Reunion from Bob Hill
    2002 Reunion from Doug Ward
    Formal pictures from 2001 Las Vegas reunion
    Signatures from Early Reunion
    2001 Reunion
    1966 Norfolk Laffey Reunion
Reunion Hotel Information
    Hotel for Charleston Reunions Only
    Information for Charleston Reunion Only
    Charleston Reunion Form Only
Reynolds, Skip
    Information on 459
Rusk, George
    Memorabilia from    
    Ships roster 1970 
    Ships roster 1958-59
    Survivors of 16 April 1945
    Commissioning Crew 1944
Rusk, George
    Photo George D. Rusk

Schmidt, Bill
    Pictures from Hawaiian Fleet (1945-46)
Shaw, Harvey
    Three faces of
Sheets, Jerome Butler
    Sheets, Jerome B.
    "Our Lady"  written article
Ship's Store:
USS Laffey
Ships Log
     Ships Log: April 1, 1945
Simonis, Cy
    Pictures from his album
Slavomir J. Voderhals
Stein, Derrill
    Pictures from his album
Sterrett, David  (Captain Ret.) Laffey 459
    Epistle from Laffey 459
    D.S. Sterrett, an Ensign aboard the USS Laffey 459
Strauss, Vernon J.
    Pictures from his album
    Suicide planes composite sketch
    Sousley, Franklin - gravesite

    Tag, Japanese suicide plane
Tin Can Sailors
Link to TCS website
    TCS Laffey Book 
     Video: Tin Can Sailors of WWII (Oliver North)
Tazwell, John P. Captain
    His Party
    Townsley, James G. - Taps

    Pictures of

Video Clip Index
     Purchase the Video  "LAFFEYMEN" by Writer/Director Jessica Cribbs
     Video:  "All Hands on Deck"

     Video "Dogfights" from History Channel:  Comments from People Who Watched
     Video:  Kamikaze:  Re-Enactment
     Video:  Ten and a Half Minute video tour of the USS Laffey
Pat Strplin on the 5 inch 38's Gun Mounts
     Remembering Tin Can Sailors
    Vodehnal,  "Slavy"  Slavomir
     William McClafferty -- USS Laffey

Walker, Sonny
A tribute to
    Family pictures
    Pictures from Walker Album (World Cruise)
    Article on "Destroyer men"
    Work Party Buttons designed by Craig Keith
Walker, Warren
Crew Photo Warren G. Walker
Web Site Recognition
     Website Earns Awards
Work Party Pictures
    2008 September Work Party Group Photo
    2008 June Mini Work Party Photos - John Hudak
    2008 April Work Party Photos - Chris Kirhagis
    2008 April Work Party Photos - John Nettle
    2008 April Work Party Group Photo - John Nettle
    2008 January Mini Work Party Photos - Sonny Walker
    2007 September Work Party Patriot's Point Photo
    2007 April Work Party Patriot's Point Photo 1
    2007 April Work Party Patriot's Point Photo 2

    2007 April Work Party Photos - John Hudak
    2007 April Work Party Photos - Mike Robin Lewis
    2007 January Mini Work Party - John Hudak
    2006 September Work Party - Jim Cox    
    2006 April work party - John Hudak
    2006 June, mini work party - John Hudak
    2006 June, mini work party - Sonny Walker
    2006 April - Chris Kirhagis    
    2006 April - Jack Matthews
    2006 January, Mini - Sonny Walker
    2005 November - Ray Broll
    2005 November - Rod Morgan
    2005 November - Ari Phoutrides
    2005 November - late pictures from Sonny Walker
    2005 June - late pictures from Sonny Walker
    2005 April - late pictures from Walt Harrington
    2005 June - Skip Hudson
    2005 April - Ray Broll
    2005 April - Sonny Walker
    2005 April - Walt Harrington
    2005 April - Skip Hudson
    2005 January, Mini - Sonny Walker
    2004 November - John Matthews
    2004 November - Ari Phoutrides
    2004 April - Sonny Walker
    2003 November - John Miller
    2003 November - Bob Hill
    2003 November - Jim Cox
    2003 November - Ari Phoutrides
    2003 June - Sonny Walker
    2003 March - Vic Fletcher
    2003 March - Fred Nardei
    2003 March - Woody Gedusky
    2003 March - Sonny Walker
    2003 January - Sonny Walker
    2003 January - Jack MacCaskill
    2002 October - Ari Phoutrides
Work Party Rosters
    September '08 Work Party Volunteers
    April '08 Work Party Volunteers

    September '07 Work Party Volunteers

Written Book
    The Ship That Would Not Die
    Written Letter Home  by George Burnett  April 1945
    World War II Memorial

Youngquist, Joel

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