USS Underhill DE 682


USS UNDERHILL DE 682


Navy Unit Commendation
Awarded March 2001

24 July 1945 - DE-682 suffered catastrophic damage by a piloted torpedo (Kaiten submarine), I-53, off Luzon, P. I., 19 d. 20' N, 126 d. 42' E.  Underhill exploded in half. 112 crewmembers were KIA, while 122 survived.  Ten of the fourteen officers were lost, including the Captain, Lt. Commander Robert N. Newcomb.

Every man was awarded the Purple Heart
and Captain Newcomb also received the Silver Star

Gone But Never Forgotten

24 July 1945
Stanley J. Abcunas S 1/C
John R. Anderson Y 1/C
Kenneth I. Austin S 2/C
Michael Bandurich RM 3/C
Alvin E. Beard WT 1/C
Ralph E. Bledsoe S 1/C
John Raymond Boyd RM 3/C
Jack L. Brazael F 1/C
Ray G. Buchanan Cox
Robert E. Burkett Cox
Harold R. Cain S 1/C
Michael D. Capperelli RdM 2/C
Albert W. Carison RM 3/C
Floyd P. Carrington Lt.(jg)
Lawrence L. Cashin CSK
John T. Caskey LT
Joseph Nolte Christie LT
George H. Compliment S 1/C
Jay H. Conlin RdM 3/C
Dixon P. Connolly Lt.(jg)
Fred A. Cooper, Jr. MM 2/C
Henry C. Cosker RdM 2/C
William C Coyne RdM 2/C
William N. D'Amore QM 3/C
Donald L. Davis SC 1/C
Donald C. Deaton RdM 3/C
Alphonse S. Dinardo CY
Carl W. Dittmar QM 2/C
James A. Doherty SM 1/C
Farrell Joseph Dolan WT 2/C
Bert W. Donaldson S 1/C
John T. Dye LT
Charles H. Fahringer S 1/C
Thomas F. Ferguson S 1/C
William J. Farrell GM 3/C
Arthur L. Fisher S 1/C
Nicholas Fondacaro S 1/C
Lewis J. Frantz S 1/C
Albert T. Friel GM 3/C
Baxter W. Garrett S 1/C
Howard George CQM
Frank F. Grandineetti BM 1/C
Cecil Greene S 1/C
Roscoe E. Hand EM 3/C
Ollie J. Harper St 3/C
Harold H. Hartwell, Jr. Lt.(jg)
John P. Hayward LT
Donald A. Heist S 1/C
Cecil R. Heming SoM 3/C
Edward H. Higgins RdM 3/C
Richard H. Hogus, Jr. EM 1/C
Leonard F. Howard EM 1/C
John M. Howell SM 3/C
Benjamin G. Hubbard, Jr. Lt.(jg)
Lester H. Hughes WT 2/C
John W. Jackson StM 2/C
James W. Jiggetts StM 1/C
Richard Johnson S 1/C
Walter J. Joseph S 1/C
Vincent S. Joss SM 2/C
Richard D. Keller SSML 2/C
Richard Keneipp, Jr. Cox
Willis P. Knight S 1/C
Maurice J. L'Abbe S 2/C
Robert G. Lacey Y 1/C
Henry A. Lord MM 1/C
Donald M. Marks F 1/C
Dudley E. Marquis SF 1/C
Henry J. Masalski EM 2/C
David Paul McBride RM 2/C
Gordon C. McCarty SoM 2/C
William G. Mcllvride SoM 2/C
Edison C. McMurray SoM 2/C
Thermon Miller StM 1/C
Stanley E. Moon SoM 1/C
Richard A. Morrson RT 1/C
John S. Murray RM 3/C
Lawrence C.R. Nadelhoffer EM 1/C
Robert M. Newcomb LCDR
Fred W. Nicklaus CPhM
Norman N. Niederstadt S 2/C
Sigvard E. Odden CRM
Joseph E. Ott Cox
Kenneth C. Page S 2/C
William M. Patrick S 1/C
Herbert W. Patton S 1/C
Alfred A. Pihlaksar GM 3/C
Roger A. Plante RM 3/C
Edward W. Ponas S 1/C
Francis X. Quinn S 1/C
Edward J. Radka SM 3/C
Howard L. Roberts SSMR(?) 3/C
Leroy Rozier S 1/C
Talmage Sanders Ck 2/C
George P. Scanlan, Jr. ENS
Alfred J. Schiavone RM 2/C
Robert L. Shaw WT 2/C
Joseph Shostak BM 1/C
Edwin Smith S 1/C
James E. Smith MM 3/C
Adams J. Sobiech S 1/C
Michael Sudik, Jr. FC 1/C
Stanley J. Szymanski WT 3/C
George F. Toomey RM 3/C
Adam J. Urish B 3/C
Ernest E. Vance Bkr 3/C
John J. Vitullo SC 1/C
John E. Wagner EM 3/C
Edmund L. Wegman S 1/C
Herbert G. Williams
Vincent J. Willis RdM 3/C
John Zak S 1/C

25 July 1945
Harold M. Scott EM 3/C
 

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