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Entry: 87996
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

TRAVIS HALL wrote on December 29, 2013


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: USS BONHOMME RICHARD

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Hello everyone i am looking for some info on my grandfather he served aboard the USS Whiteside in the during Korea. His name was Albert E. Hall he was a machinest mate and i believe a chief or sr chief by then i have no info about him other than that he passed away in jan. of 1989 just after i was born any info would help thank you very much
ABH3 Travis Hall


Keywords: Hall , aka 90, Navy,


Entry: 81633
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PROTECTION

JOANNA PAYNE-JONES wrote on January 6, 2012


City and State: POMONA CA

Unit: MY FATHER 1944-1945

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my father John Edward Payne served in world war II
from march 1944 until January 1946 most of that time
was on the USS white side. I understood that he
drove a pt boat on to the beach in okinawa he also
was in Japan after the bomb. He talked about the men
he had served with. He died quite some time ago in
1978.


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Entry: 77637
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
GM3 OSCAR VILLARREAL SR.

MICHAEL VILLARREAL wrote on January 27, 2011


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: On 17 Jan 2011, my father Oscar Villarreal Sr., passed away from a sudden illness in San Antonio, TX. He was a GM3. He spoke often of attending the USS Whiteside Reunion's at every opportunity with my mother, and of all the stories of the guys that he knew and served with. His passing has been a tremondeous loss to our family and to all who knew him.

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Entry: 77144
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
MY FATHER: HORACE FONTENOT

BRITT FONTENOT wrote on December 16, 2010


City and State: WESTLAKE LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Our family is "three generations" navy and I am collecting ships patches for my jacket for our family.

Keywords: I am looking for a ship's patch or anyone who served with my father. Horace Fontenot. He was a Seaman about AKA 90 at the close of WWll


Entry: 75362
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
USS WHITESIDE INFO

TEIA NEAL wrote on July 6, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Father served on the USS Whiteside during the Korean conflict. His name is Jerome T. Brewer, he may of went by Jerry or JT. He has told us many stories about the ship and his time on it. He also said he was in trouble alot cause of his temper.

If anyone has any memories of him while he was on the ship I would love to hear from you. He is still alive and well, living in WY.


Keywords: USS Whiteside, Korea


Entry: 69158
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
EDWARD J. KELLEHER | RIP

JULIE KELLEHER wrote on February 17, 2009


City and State: MALDEN MA

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I want to inform you that my Father, Edward J. Kelleher (Lt. JG), passed away on February 5, 2009.

He served on the USS Whiteside during the latter part of WWII.

Sincerely,
Julie Kelleher


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Entry: 66431
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
SHIPMATES OF BOB OZMUN

MARIANNE OZMUN wrote on July 10, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any shipmates of my father who served aboard the USS Whiteside during the Korean Conflict. Robert Draper Ozmun (Bob) was a Fire Control Technician Second Class. I have documents showing he served aboard the vessel in 1953. My dad died suddenly in 1969 and I have no living relatives who can provide any information about his naval career. I have a number of items from his time at sea including a collection of photographs of his shipmates with some last names written on the back. If you knew my dad, I'd love to hear from you.

Keywords: Bob Ozmun, Robert Ozmun, Robert D. Ozmun, Fire Control Technician, USS Whiteside, Whiteside, AKA 90,Korean Conflict, 1953.


Entry: 66136
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
RAYMOND RAY--- BARBER

DALE HARVEY wrote on June 19, 2008


City and State: RIODELL CA

Unit: USS ROARK FF-1053

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Raymond Ray would like to make contact with his shipmates.

Keywords: My Barber Raymond Ray was on the Whiteside AKA90 in 51-52 era.He has no computer but He'd like to find some of His Shipmates.
One of them is Ed Leao,from gilroy area ,where crew members would go on liberty.
Anyone remembering Raymond can get in touch with me
.Ray is still cutting hair in RioDell Ca.



Entry: 60097
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
LOOKING FOR MEMORIES

JENNIFER VERING wrote on February 22, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any information/memories of my grandfather, James
Webster. He served on the USS Whiteside during WWII. Anything would
be appreciated.


Keywords: James Webster, USS Whiteside


Entry: 53041
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
REQUESTING INFROMATION

NICK HILTON wrote on September 7, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: PHILOMATH OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: If anyone has any information about my grandpa (Harlan Zimmerman) it would be great. He served on the USS Whiteside durring WWII.

Keywords: Harlan Zimmerman


Entry: 52268
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
LOOKING FOR MEMORIES

ROSALINDA RIOJAS wrote on July 26, 2005


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: It is my understanding that my Grandfather Luis Riojas served on the USS Whitside for the United States Navy during World War II. I dont know of any nicknames he might have gone by but I would love to hear from someone if you recognize the name. Please e-mail any information you can give.

Keywords: Luis Riojas - USS Whiteside (AKA 90)


Entry: 45447
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
WHITESIDE ASSOCIATION

RANDY TRUMMER wrote on August 26, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Everyone:

My father was on the Whiteside in WWII, at both Iwo and Okinawa.

I told him about your website here, and he wanted me to let you all know that there is indeed a Whiteside Association, and that both the Korean and WWII vets from the ship do have annual reunions. There are also people that maintain good records, plus some other odds/ends like Whiteside caps, etc.


Keywords: whiteside association


Entry: 42806
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
USS WHITSIDE AKA90

JAMES SHOCKLEY wrote on May 4, 2004

Deceased

City and State: ST. CHARLES MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was on the Whiteside from 1953 to 1955 I was a CS3.

Keywords: USS Whiteside AKA90


Entry: 40216
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
CREW MEMBER 1952-54

DON (DOC) CHANDLER wrote on January 23, 2004


City and State: BELLEVUE WA

Unit: DECK 1ST LT YEOMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: OH NO! They used that fine vessel as a target ship and sunk it? That ship whose mighty wheel even I had the privilege of wrestling through sometimes surging waters? I have 8MM footage of the bow of USS WHITESIDE rising and plunging into cliffs of water breaking over the focsle. That wonderful ship trembled in the roughest of seas, promising safe passage into quiet waters lit by phosperus meteors peeling off her metal hulls. On those nights of tropical solitude in the middle of the pacific we unwound on hatch covers watching black and white films that made us forget for a moment that we were thousands of miles from home.
We chipped paint, stood watch, drilled, signaled, performed the duties assigned to us. We stood in chow lines, wrote letters, read mail when it was delivered and always trusted that metal hull to take us safelly to our next port. We took pride in knowing that the USS WHITESIDE was present in Tokyo Harbor when Japan signed the surrender documents of WWII and there at Inchon at a horrible time. There is a book that could be written on the memories, friendships, sorrows and joys that were sunk with that fine ship when it was sunk by some gladiator of wars to come. She now rests deep in the company of seagoing warriors who went before her. The USS WHITESIDE AKA90 is gone, but not forgotten.


Keywords: Known as DOC by friends. We did Sadebo, landed supplies in Pusan and supplied combat vessels. Friends: Many...Dan Sellars, Cal Price, Elmer and Earl Davis, Virgil Pugh, Chief Chuck Fanslow, Irv Kenney, Lt. Lou Curra, Chief Christopher and more.


Entry: 39786
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
WRITING FOR PAST CREW MEMBER

HARRY STEPHENS wrote on January 6, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: ANNA IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I'AM WRITING FOR HARRY . HE IS IN THE IL. VET HOME IN ANNA IL. HE WOULD LIKE TO FIND A BALL CAP WITH USS WHITESIDES LOGO CAN ANYONE TELE WHERE TO FIND ONE. CONTACK ME AT ABOVE E MAIL ADRESS.

THANK YOU
JERRY L. WHITT


Keywords: USS WHITESIDE AKA 90


Entry: 39711
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
WHITESIDES AKA090

DAN HOLBROOK wrote on January 4, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather, John R. Black was an officer aboard the ship during WWI. Apparently, he worked in the supply area. No one in the family has any of his records. Would like to hear from anyone who knew him then. Thanks.


Keywords: Personal


Entry: 34316
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
KOREAN BATTLES

DAVID R. EWING wrote on May 22, 2003


City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: OPERATIONS, QUATERMATER/SIGNALMAN/NAVIGATION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Great and fond memories, too much time away from home, great friends, great duty. Proud to have served in the Navy and my buddies. I remember so many things . . . some may actually be true!

Keywords: Don Diamon, Willy Taylor, Bob Hadley, Ens Sadowsky, Ens Brown, "Silly Willy"


Entry: 34171
USS WHITESIDE (AKA-90)
USS WHITESIDE AKA 90

DAVID R. EWING wrote on May 14, 2003


City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

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