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Kamikaze Attack

USS Henrico.USS Henrico
(APA-45)

From March 21st until the evening of April 2, 1945 HENRICO participated in the invasion of Okinawa.

"On the evening of April 2, 1945, this vessel was conducting night retirement from Kerama Retto as a component of Task Group 53.4. At 1828 Zone Time in approximate position 25 degrees 59'N and 127 degrees 15'E, course 135 degrees true, speed 8 knots (38RPM) an enemy twin-enging bomber 'FRANCES' approached from out of a cloud cover and made a suicide crash on the ship, striking the starboard side of the bridge deck at frame 96."

While proceeding to night retirement about four miles from Kerama Retto Harbor, Okinawa, the ship was hit by a "Frances" twin engine kamikaze bomber. The kamikaze with his bombs struck the starboard side of the Navigation Bridge causing extensive damage. Two 250 pound bombs penetrated two deck levels and exploded on the main deck, resulting in fires and flooding that were not brought under control until 2100.

"On board [were] four doctors, one dentist, one hospital corps officer, 626 hospital corpsmen. The medical supplies and personnel were well dispersed throughout the ship. One Army Medical Officer 6 16 Medical Aidmen were on board as passengers 6 assisted the Medical Department. Most of the casualties were located in the superstructure and amid-ships. Transportation of the wounded was extremely difficult because of smoke, water, debris, and blocked passageways. The lights were out throughout the ship and small battle lamps and flash-lights were used by all doctors and corpsmen."

"As a result of the attack, 37 Navy and fourteen Army personnel were killed including the Transport Division Commander, the Commanding Officer and the Troop Commander."


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OFFICERS KILLED:

  • Temporary Cornn. Officer, Captain W.C. France USN
  • Comm Transport Div 50, Capt E. KIEHL, USN
  • Comm. Off. of the 305th Reg, 77th Div. Col. V.J. TANZOLA, US. ARMY
  • Lieutenant Colonel LYMAN O. WILLIAMS US ARMY (reginal executive officer of 305 th Reg)
  • Major ROBERT J. BRINK US. ARMY
  • Captain E. H.RENNICK US. ARMY

OFFICERS WOUNDED:

  • Major WINTHROP ROCKEFELLER US. ARMY
  • Captain HUGH S. RENNICK US. ARMY

"The Executive Officer, 77th Div, Col. V. LT. W. D. CRAIG (D.M) USNR, of this vessel survived and assumed command. The plane crash caused extensive damage to the bridge, comm. & captains cabins, and surrounding area."

USS NAVY MISSING:

  • Lt. (jg) Samuel F. POSEY
  • Ensign David LORING
  • Slc John D. CORDELL
  • HA2c Robert L. CULLUM
  • Y2c Sylvester D. FREEMAN
  • RM2c Cabble L.
  • S1c John R. GIALLORENZO
  • StMlc John JOSEPH
  • RM2c Cabble L. MC BRIDE
  • QMlc Marion R. MYERS
  • RM3c Lawrence W. NANNERY
  • QM3c Calvin B. SMITH
  • Cox Raymond E. SMITZE


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"All seriously injured were transferred to the USS SOLACE for treatment and the dead to Zamami Jima (sic) for burial."

Two hours later the ship was taken in tow by the USS SUFFOLK (AKA-69) to Kerama Retto Harbor.

On April 14, 1945, after completing temporary repairs, HENRICO got underway for the United States. Upon arrival at San Francisco on May 13, 1945, the ship entered the Bethlehem Shipyard for extensive repairs of her battle damage.

Reports issued by: K. J. PALMBERT and W. D. CRAIG

(Courtesy of the USS Henrico APA-45's Reunion Association)


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USS HENRICO (APA-45) pictures!!!!

Military Service Memorial

In memory of Members that died after their Military Service ended.

  • ALBERT A. ARCOOMANIAN, 43-45, LT., Died Apr. 24, 2003
  • WILLIAM MARVIN AGEE, 1945, Died Oct. 9, 1952
  • REV. BOB AILLS, 51-54, (Henrico Ramblers), Died Nov. 17, 2003
  • RICHARD CHARLES ANDREWS, 43-46, Died 1979 Car Accident
  • WILLIAM BAILEY, Died Jun .22, 2004.
  • CHARLES J. BARBER, Officer in charge of Landing Craft invasion D-Day & Southern France, Deceased 8/82
  • LAWRENCE J. BARRY, Died December 2000
  • THOMAS J. BATEMAN, JR., 1940s', Normandy Invasion, Died Jan. 1, 1999
  • SYDNEY BAYNES, GMG3, 61-64, Died 62-64
  • FRED BEEVER, 1940's, Newsletter returned marked deceased.
  • ROYCE BENNETT, 61-65, BT3, Died July 13, 1998
  • ED. B. BERGLUND, WWII, Died Jan. 1986
  • CLYDE BLAIR, 1940's, Died April 2005
  • ROBERT BLOCK, 1940's – A Div., Died on Feb 24, 1997
  • RUSSELL V. BLUME, Henrico 1950's , Died on May 30, 2006
  • LEONARD BOGARDE, RM2c (CPO), WWII, Died Sept 5, 1997
  • JACK BOWCUM, 1943-1945, Died Apr. 12, 2002
  • WILLIAM E. BRADLEY, USNR 1945, Died Jul. 29, 1998
  • FRANK BREWER, 1945, Died June 9, 2005
  • HORACE BREWER, 1945-1952, Died Dec. 21, 1999
  • DONALD W. BRIDGWOOD, 43-45.,1st Div., Death was reported by the Bridgewater, MA Post office Oct. 2010.
  • HOYT WM. BROWN, SR., 43-45, Awarded Purple Heart. Served WWI & WWII. Died May 19, 1985
  • LEONARD BRUMLOW, SMC, 1950's, Died Jul. 15, 1990
  • JOSEPH BURDA, 44-45, Wife said he died many years ago.
  • RAYMOND C. BURKE, SR., 43-45, Died Feb. 3, 1986
  • DONALD A CARNEY, 43-46, S Div. , Died May 10, 2002
  • JOHN CALVIN CARPENTER, MR3, 1951-1952, Died Feb. 29, 2002
  • ANTHONY CARPIN, 42-46, Boat Div., Died Sep. 27, 2000
  • JOSE CARIOS CHAVEZ, Korean War, Died in 2000
  • ALFRED CHRISTIANSEN, 43-45 MAC, Died 1998, age 74
  • MRS. JEANNE CHRISTIE, Widow of CAPT. GERALD CHRISTIE, Died Dec 2, 1999
  • REX A. CLARK, 45-46, Died Jul. 25, 2005
  • SILAS W. CLARK, 1940's, Died Jun. 24, 2000
  • STANLEY M. COLE, 48-54, SK (barber), Died Dec 15, 1995
  • RALPH COLVIN, WWII, newsletter returned marked "deceased" 2010.
  • PERRY G. CONE, O Div., 61-64, Died Dec 2002
  • DON COOK, Died Jun 9, 1986
  • PAUL CORMACI, 50-53, E DIV, Died April 12, 2005
  • WILLIAM D. CRAIG, 1945, Ex Officer Nav., Died Sept. 7, 1999
  • JOHN H. "BUD" CRAMER, 43-45, Died Jun. 6, 1999
  • ROBERT CRANDALL, 43-45, Boats-Plank Owner, Died Jan. 1999
  • FRANCIS J. CRONES, S2/c, 46-48, Died Nov. 20, 2007
  • ROBERT W. DEATON, 43- 45, Water Tender, Died Aug. 5, 1997
  • JACK DEMPSEY, 43-45, MAC, Died July 1996
  • ROBERT J. DINKLE, s2C, 43-45, No Date Known
  • CONRAD DONALD, 51-54, ? Div, died 20 July 2011, age 85
  • JOHNNIE DOUBLEDAY, 51-53, 3rd & E Divs, Died Sept. 23, 2009. Past Co-President of Seattle, WA Henrico Reunion 1992.
  • JAMES ROBERT DOUGHTY, 58-62, 2nd, BM2, Died in 1972
  • GEOFFRY DOUGLASS, 61-65, M. Div., Died Mar. 28, 2007
  • ROBERT W. DUCHATEAU, 43- 44, E Div, Died July 17, 1998
  • FATHER LEONARD T. DUFFY, 62-63, Chaplain, Died Oct. 19, 2000
  • GALE DUPREE, 52-56, M & A Div's, Died January 29, 1999
  • RAYMOND J. DWYER, 43-45, Radioman, Died 1995.
  • FRED EBEN, 47-48, ET3C, Died October 25, 2005
  • CAPT. WILLARD E. EDER, (Ret.) USN, on Henrico 1954, XO, Died Jan. 8, 2009
  • DAN EKELMAN, 44-46, EM, Died Fall of 2006
  • CAROL D. EMBREE, 51-54, Signalman, Died April 2001
  • THEODORE F. ERICKSON. Died Jan. 10, 2010.
  • ERNEST VINCENT ESTES. Mid-40's, Signalman, Died in 2007
  • PAST PRESIDENT, JIM ETTER, 47-48, Died Nov. 8, 2003
  • CAPT. ALBERT C. EVANS, 54-57, Died June 8, 2006
  • CHIEF FAIRBROTHER, his death reported by John Craig, No Details
  • EARL E. FAIRBROTHER, CSCM/CSN/RETIRED 64-65, S Div., Died Apr. 1995
  • HOWARD B. FANNING, 1959-62, 1st Div, Died 2008.
  • ABE FELDMAN, 1940, Died October 2007.
  • VINCENT R. FELICION, 44-49, SK Div., Died Jun. 19, 1995
  • ADRIAN J. FENNEWALD, 43-45, Died May 1994
  • JAMES B. FERGUSON, 43-45, 2nd Div, Death reported by granddaughter
  • Janis Crain.
  • CDR. ALAN W. FERRON, Served on Henrico, Died in 1990
  • RUSSELL SHIELDS FORD, 44-45, Cmd. Flag Staff, Died Feb. 12, 2004.
  • Was wounded in Kamikaze attack.
  • ADOLPH H "ACE" FRICKE, JR., 51-54, S1 Div., Died 16 Oct. 1995
  • HAROLD F. FRIEBERG, 56-59, 1 & N Div's., Died late Oct. 2005
  • DAN GAGETTA, 60-64, SF M3, Died Date Unknown
  • EUGENE E. GAUTHIER, 53-54, Engr., Newsletter returned marked deceased.
  • WYLLIS GLEASON, 43-45, S2c, Died Oct. 18,1991.
  • ROME GRAGG, WWII, Died Sept 22, 2003
  • WILLIAM P. GREENE, 1946, 2nd Div., Died April 13, 2007.
  • LAWRENCE HERMAN GUNTHER (HERMAN L. GUNTHER), 1944-?, Radioman, Died 1989.
  • GEORGE HALL, III, 44-45, Boat Div., Died 1997
  • JUDD HAMLIN, 51-54, Died 1994.
  • WILLIAM (ARNOLD) LEE HAYNIE, WWII & Nuclear Tests, Died Dec. 10, 2000
  • ARTHUR "PETE" HARRISON (Pappy), Carpenter's Mate, Died Dec. 24, 2000
  • KENNETH R. HAUER, 49-52, C Div., Died Dec. 27, 2005
  • DON HERRING, 52-55, R Div. – Boats, died 3 Mar. 2009
  • WILLIS W. HEWIG, 52-56, M Div., Died 1995
  • AARON HIRSHEY, 51-54, Damage Control, 2nd Class, Died Nov 1, 2003
  • WILLIAM R. HOFLICKER. Info unknown, Died June 2007
  • CAPT. ALLAN C. HOFFMAN, 43-45, Exec Officer, Died Jan. 4, 2002, Age 91
  • PAT HOGAN, 43-45, N Div. Plank Owner, Died Sept. 19, 2003
  • ANDREW D. HOLM. 48-52, Died Oct. 12, 2007
  • JAMES A. HUFFMAN, 51-54, E & C Div., Died Aug. 8, 2002
  • WILLIAM HUFFSTUTLER, 49-53, 1st Div., Died Jan. 4, 2001
  • (CDR.USN-RET) K.P. LILLIAN DUVENHORST HUNT, Her Brother Killed 40's, Died 2006/7 – reported by US Postal Service
  • JESSIE INABINET, Died 2004
  • C. IDE, 43-45, B Div., Died Aug. 3, 2001
  • J. ROBERT JAMES, 1945, FLAG, died 12-22-2010.
  • DOUGLAS J. JOHNSON, 45-46, 2nd Div. Died Oct. 29, 2003
  • Capt. L. J. Jones, USS Henrico C.O. 53-54, Died 9 Jan 1996
  • DWAYNE GEORGE KARLIN, 49-51, E Div., Died Nov. 7, 2002
  • HERMAN KARLIN, 51-54, Died May 21, 2004
  • JOHN KATONA, Died Jun. 27, 2002
  • GUS KAUBISCH, 52-55, RM Div., Deceased
  • HENRY F. KELLY, 44-45, H-PHM, Died April 2016
  • JIM KINCAID, 51-54, Deceased
  • ROBERT R. "BOB" KISER, 51-55, Died Jun. 17, 1999
  • PAUL KNOX, 49-50, Deck Div., Died Aug. 9, 2002
  • EDWARD C. KNUDSEN, 51-52 RADIO, Died Dec 7, 2011
  • SAM KOEHLER, Died Jan. 2, 2004
  • BERNARD KRAJEWISKI, 43-46, MM, Newsletter returned marked deceased Feb 10, 2006.
  • LT. CDR. KARL KRETSCHMAR, 62-63, Boats, Died Jan 21, 2007
  • O. FRED LA HANN, 43-45, Died Apr. 26, 2001
  • STEVE LABAS, Died Dec. 9, 1986
  • JAMES W. LAKE, 63-67, EN3, Died November 21, 1998
  • CWO FOREST "CHIPS" LEAMONS, 58-62 Engineer, Died May 7, 2002
  • JOSEPH J. LEDERER, on the Henrico for the Bikini Atoll 1946, Died Jan. 22, 1996
  • STAN LEVY, CDR., 51-52, XO, Died Dec. 31, 2009 at age 90
  • PETER P. LIEBERT, III, WWII, Lt. Jg., 43-45, Survived Kamikaze attack, Died Apr. 12, 1991
  • WALTER H. LONG, Died May 15, 1999
  • CHARLES LUST, Died Mar. 4, 2006
  • CARLTON A. LUTZ, 45-46, Died Apr. 18, 1998
  • LT. JOSEPH McCABE, 44-45, Gun Control Officer, Beach Master in combat, Died May 25, 1963
  • JAMES J. McCORMACK, JR. 1944, Firefighter 1/c, Died 1983
  • EDWARD A. McGOVERN, 44-45, SK2, Died 1986
  • JAMES McMAHON, 56-57, 1st BOATS, Died Jul. 1, 2008. Retired Navy.
  • JOEL McMELLON, 52-54, 2nd Div., Died Oct. 2008
  • ROBERT A. McREE. Died in 2007
  • WILLIAM "BUB" J. MAHONEY, WW2, Died Apr. 1970
  • CLOYD E. MAINER, 43-45, Coxswain (T), V6 USNR, Died Apr. 19, 1999
  • JAMES MARCOUX, 52-54, Machinist Mate, Died Dec 24, 2009.
  • PHIL MARCOUX, 52-54, Machinist Mate, Died Dec. 24, 2009
  • HENRI "FRENCHIE" MARGAILLAN, 1950apos;s, Died in 2001
  • DOUGLAS LEE MARTIN, 1953-56, Died Nov. 20, 2005
  • CHARLES MAYERHOFER, 1940's, Died Aug. 2002
  • EDWARD M. MELLO, 44-46, Died 1999
  • JOHN MICHAEL, 44-46, Engineer, Deceased
  • ED "MIKE" MICHALSKI, 43-45, 3d Div., Died Nov. 1994
  • MARION MIDDAUGH, Died 1985
  • PAST PRESIDENT, HARRY MILLER, 49-50, H Div., Died Mar. 15, 1993
  • FREDERICK L. MONAHAN, WWII, injured during Kamikaze plane attack April 2, 1945, Died in 1992.
  • JAMES W. MORGAN, 58-60, Died 2010
  • PHILLIP MORGAN, 43-45, Plank Owner, Died 1985
  • THADDEUS HERNDON TUTTLE MOSER, 43-45, Died 1977
  • MARVIN M. MOYER, Died Jan. 16, 2000
  • DAVID MURPHY. 1944, Phar. Mte, Medic, Died Aug. 25, 2003
  • JOHN NEEDHAM, 43-45, Deck Div., Deceased
  • ARTHUR G. NELSON, Dallas, TX, Newsletter returned marked "Died Apr. 7, 2009"
  • CHARLES R. "CHUCK" NELSON, JR, 53-56, Died Apr. 23, 1999
  • IRVIN JAMES NELSON, 44-47, Deceased
  • RICHARD DONALD NELSON, Served on Henrico 1961-64, RM1, Died Aug. 15, 1983.
  • VERNON NEUTZE, First Class Mail Clerk, 50-52, Died 1990's
  • NEWSOME, Laundry, Died 2006
  • JOSEPH ALBERT NICKENS, 1930, Died 2006
  • ORAL "OLE" ARTHUR OLSON, Died Aug. 5, 2001
  • DWAYNE T. OLSON, 52-55, Deceased
  • RAYMOND OWENS. BM1, 1944, Died May 20, 1984
  • PHILLIP B. PAGE, 49-53, B Div., Died March 13, 2009.
  • ROBERT DEAN PALMER, 44-45, Storekeeper, He and his wife attended many reunions. Died Sept 14, 2009.
  • Pete Pantazoplus, 53-57, S-Div, Deceased
  • THOMAS W. PELLERIN, 1943-45, Died May 10, 2006
  • CDR. JOE RODERICK PERRY, Executive Officer, July 59-Sept 60, Died June 10, 2009 Age 93, In Navy 34 years
  • CAPT. ROBERT A. "PETE" PETERSEN USNR (Ret), 65-67, N Div., Died Apr 25, 2005
  • J.R. PHARES, 54-55, X-Div., Death was reported by the Owasse, OK post office, Oct. 2010.
  • JOSEPH PICCOLO, SR., Died May 19, 2000
  • FREDDIE J. POSTSLEWAITE, 49-53, Boats, Died Nov. 5, 2009.
  • COMER L. PRITCHETT, Died July 1953
  • ROBERT L. PRUITT, 43-45, Died May 20, 2002
  • MARVIN RAMAGE, 51-54, Navigator & Signalman, Died Jan. 7, 2005
  • JOSEPH C. RICE, Boats, Died February 2, 2017
  • WESLEY L. REEVES, 4-45, Flag Div. Died May 1999
  • CAPT. J. L. RHODEMYRE, Commanding Officer Dec. 15, 1959 until Feb. 15, 1960. Died between 2002 and 2004.
  • CLAUDE RIGSBY, 42-43, Newsletter returned marked “Died in 2009”
  • VERNON "WADE" RIGSBY, Was on Henrico in 1945 when ship was hit, Died in 1990.
  • HARRY A. ROBERTS, Served WWII, Originally from Henrico, VA, Died Oct. 10, 2006.
  • JACK RODGERS, C-RM, Deceased
  • LAWRENCE F. RODGERS, 54-56, 3rd Div., Died Apr. 2, 2005
  • FRANK ROMANO, Cook, Died 2006/7 – reported by U.S. Postal Service
  • HUGH J. ROSANIA, Captain of the USS Henrico 1963-1964, Died Apr. 26, 2008
  • BILL RUTTER, 61-63, Cook/Baker, Died Dec 31, 2006.
  • ANTHONY J. RZASA, SR., WWII, Buried Arlington National Cemetery, Died in May 16, 2006
  • HARRY SADLER, 51-55, Boat Div., Died Oct. 14, 2003
  • JOE SAMPLES, 45-46, Boats, Died 6 Nov. 1995
  • CARL L. SANDULA, 1946-48, 2nd Div, Died March 2010. Carl & wife, Marianne, attended many reunions.
  • BEN SASKA, 1945, Sent in by daughter, date of death not given.
  • LESTER SAUNDERLIN, 43-45, N Div., Died June 15, 2010. Past President Henrico Association.
  • GERALD EUGENE SCHAFF, Chief Boatswain on Henrico. Received a Bronze Star for meritorious achievement during Kamikaze attack. Retired a Commander 1957. Died Oct. 28, 1981.
  • JOHN SCHERZINGER, 44-45, Ship's Dentist, Died Unknown
  • ALAN C. SEMEL, 44-45, N-DIV, Died Oct. 23, 2015
  • NORMAN D. SHANK, 45-47, Died Jun. 3, 2009
  • JAMES SHEMWELL, 51-54, Died May 1996
  • JOHN T. SHEEHAN, 58-60
  • WILLIAM J. "BILL" SHIBER, 43-45, E Div., Died Dec. 20, 2008
  • DR. ROGER D. SHOEMAKER, 43-45, Medic, date of death unk, up in 90s.
  • DALE E. SMITH, 1946-49, 3/C/R Div's, Died May 18, 2006
  • VAN EDWARD SNOWDEN, WWII, wounded during Kamika
  • DALE E. SMITH, 1946-49, 3/C/R Div's, Died May 18, 2006
  • BILLY G. SMITH, 46-47, N. Div., Died Apr. 14, 2009
  • BILLY WAYNE SMITH, 63-65, Div. 3–Deck. Post Office returned marked deceased 2011.
  • TERRY C. SMITH, 44-46, Boats, Death reported by Yorktown, VA post office Jul. 2, 2009.
  • FRED B. SPIVEY, 52-53, R Div., Died Jun. 1993
  • JOSEPH SPORER, 50-52, CDR, Died Jul. 18, 2007
  • JAMES R. SPRADLIN, 44-45 N-Div, Died Aug 3, 2010
  • ARTHUR LELAND ST. PETER, 45, C.B., Died Nov. 24, 1949
  • OTIS A. ST. THOMAS, Deceased
  • WILLIAM E. STEINHAUER, 48-52, BM2, Died Jan. 10, 2009
  • JOHN P. STEMLER, 43-46, 1st Div. Boat, Died 1980 at the Henrico Reunion in Kansas City, MO
  • EVERT "STEVE" STEPHENS, 43-45, Radar, Died Sept. 2008
  • THOMAS J. "BUSTER" STOCKSTILL, 44-46, Gunner, Died Feb. 1995
  • ROBERT STOLZ, 51-54, Deceased
  • JOHN T. STOVER. 57-61, A-Div., Died May 13,2007
  • JOHN JOSEPH STRUTHERS, 51-53, Marine 1st Div, 5th Batt, B Co, Died Mar. 6, 2001
  • STANLEY STYCKIEWICZ, Died June 2, 2000
  • LLOYD SUNDE, 43-45, Lt. Boats, Died Dec 26, 2006
  • ROBERT SWEENEY, 43-45, Boats, Died Nov. 30, 2007
  • JOHHNY ELISCO TAFOYA, Discharged in 1960, Died Sept. 20, 1998
  • GILBERT TARR, 51-54, SK-1, died 26 Apr. 2011, age 80. Past President Henrico Assoc, he and wife Marie hosted the Colorado Springs, CO reunion in 1996.
  • HUMBERT A. TEMPLETON, Troop, Deceased
  • TONY THEDFORD, 1st Div, Deck, 62-64, Deceased
  • GAIL THOMAS, 51-54, A Div., Deceased
  • "BIG" TOM THOMPSON, 49-53, 1st Div. Boats, Deceased
  • ROY W. THORNTON, 52-55, CPO, MM3, Died Nov. 7, 2001
  • JAMES T. TUDOR, 48-52, 1950's, Deceased
  • ROBERT D. ULLERY, MOMMI, Died June 2, 2014
  • RICHARD VENSAND, 45-46, N-Div, Died Feb. 2, 2004
  • CHARLES R. VINEYARD I, 1945-46, 3rd Div., Died Aug. 7, 2001
  • LT. CMDR. HARVEY VON WANTOCH. 57-59, Chief Engineer, Died Aug. 1, 2007
  • ROBERT D. WASHLUSKE, 43-45, Boats, Died Mar. 12, 2003
  • NORMAN G. WARE, WWII 43-45, Lt. JG, Coding Room, Died Jan. 9, 2003
  • MORRIS WEBB, Deceased
  • WILFORD WELLS, 43-45, Boats, Newsletter returned marked deceased, Jan. 17, 2009
  • KENNETH BRUCE WIDENER, 40s-50s, EN3, Died Aug 30, 1952
  • DON WIEGMAN, 51-52, C & N Divs, Died Jan 22, 2010.
  • HAROLD "BUD" WENDT, 45-48, C Div., Died May 14, 2009, Attended many renuions.
  • MAURICE WHITFIELD, Died Aug. 5, 2000
  • EUGENE J. WIERZBA, 1940's, Died May 2004
  • WM. BLAIN WILLETT, 1955, Sgt., Died Dec. 15, 1999
  • HARVEY "BUD" WILLIAMSON, 1945-46, A, P & B Div's, Died July 2006
  • JOHN “SIKES” WILLUHN, JR., 51-55, Commissary Div., Died Nov. 1999
  • WAYNE ALLEN WILZBACHER, 59-68, MM1, Died Nov. 16, 2002
  • H. ALLEN WIRTZ, 51-54, Died Sept. 25, 2000
  • JAMES WORKMAN, 60-64, Boilermaker, Died Sept. 2006
  • VIRGIL L. WRIGHT, 48-50, WO Supply, Died Feb 5, 2003
  • JOSEPH W. ZENZIUS, 43-45, MM 1st Class, Died July 9, 2010
  • ERVIN R. ZAREK, 43-45, 2nd Div. – Boats, Died Sept. 3, 1997

If you have information on a shipmate's passing, please e-mail the information to henricoapa45@gmail.com.

(Courtesy of USS Henrico Reunion Association)


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