Commissioning Crew

USS COD Commissioning Crew

On Monday  21 June 1943    7 Officers and 69 enlisted men commissioned the USS COD  SS-224

COD's Commissioning Crew Group Photo

The following officers and men are CODís  "plank owners" (commissioning crew):

OFFICERS:
Lt. Cmdr. James C. Dempsey (Capt)
Lt. Cmdr. Marshall H. Austin (Exec)
Lt. Howard Bissell, Jr.
Lt. Charles V. Gordon
Lt. (jg) George O. Atkinson, Jr.
Lt. (jg) Charles Podorean
Lt. (jg) Clingmon E. Bowman

ENLISTED:
Allen, Howard M. MoMM2c
Marcum, William E. MoMM1c
Alm, Ernest J.  SM1c
Marshall, Robert L. RM2c
Anthony, Masca L. CK2c
McCusker, George P. TM3c
Bair, John R  MoMM1c
Barger, Archie H., Jr. MoMM2c
Barnes, Leo L.  MoMM2c
Branzell, Howard S. SC1c
Catanzarite, Gennaio MoMM2c
Chereek, Benjamin EM2c
Cline, William P.  CMoMM
Cooper, Joseph R. MoMM2c
Crosby, William F., Jr. EM2c
Dietz, Leslie  TM1c
Farley, Luther  EM1c
Feldman, William  F2c
Gross, Earl W.  TM3c
Hall, Elbert W.  F3c
Hall, Theron C.  CMM
Harris, Clayton H., Jr. S2c
Hill, Lowell, H.  TM2c
Horan, Gerald J.  SC3c
Howard, John D.  TM2c
Hudson, Kenneth W. CMoMM
Hudson, Richard B. TM2c
Hurd, Arthur H.  TM3c
Jones, William L.  STM2c
Kenney, William F. TM1c
Kimball, Franklin S. CEM
Larkin, Timothy J. FC3c
Larson, John A., Jr. TM3c
Laskowski, Walter E. PHM1c
Lay, Leonard J.  S2c
Ludwig, John K.  RM1c
Lyle, Frank E.  MoMM1c
Lynch, Hugh F.  EM3c
Meyer, Clifford R. F2c
Miller, Stanley D.  EM1c
Moisson, George M. CTM
Moran, Paul J.  TM2c
Miemiec, Casimir B. F1c
Olson, William H.  S2c
Peters, Walter A.  S2c
Renninger, William F. RM3c
Sacco, George J.  SC3c
Scanlan, Frank L.  EM2c
Schulgen, Bert N.  S2c
Schultz, Charles J., Jr. GM2c
Shea, Robert T.  S2c
Smith, Henry F.  S2c
Smith, James O.  MoMM1c
Smith, Robert J.  S2c
Spencer, Michael L. F3c
Steel, Horton W.  F3c
Stevens, Richard  S2c
Stip, Gerrit R.  MoMM1c
Swendener, Andrew K. F2c
Tong, Harry  MoMM1c
Tutrone, Peter P.   EM3c
Waalk, Frederick D. S2c
Wallace, John  RT2c
Wellman, William M. S1c
Williams, David  Y2c
Yankowski, Richard E. EM2c
Yarber, Paul J.  CQM
Zabrosky, Stanley  F3c
Zittle, James H.  F1c



During her WW-II service the  USS COD  SS-224 was attached to the South Western Pacific command and made seven successful war patrols mostly in the China Sea and in and around the Philippine islands. Three officers and 14 enlisted men were aboard COD for all seven of her WW-II patrol runs. A total of 22 officers and 195 enlisted men served on the USS COD to complete these WW-II missions as follows:

                            OFFICERS           ENLISTED

 7 PATROLS              3                           14
 6 PATROLS              0                             4
 5 PATROLS              2                           19
 4 PATROLS              2                           23
 3 PATROLS              6                           15
 2 PATROLS              3                           52
 1 PATROL                6                           68
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 TOTALS                 22                          195



 
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