Argus Unit 23

Commanding Officer – Lt.Comdr. James F. Murtaugh

Left Port Hueneme – 11 February 1944

Locations:  Port Hueneme, CA – ABRD Pearl Harbor,Oahu, T.H. – NAF Barking Sands, Kauai, T.H. – NAS Barber’s Point, Oahu, T.H. – NAS 24, Hilo, Hawaii, T.H.

Known Officers:             Upon Commissioning

Murtaugh, James F. LtComdr – Jackson, Kenneth M. Lt(jg) – Bruner, Harold T. Lt(jg) – Buford, William H Lt(jg) – Chesman, Joe R. Ens – Doll, Robert W. Ens – Dow, John Ens – Dysard, Thomas L. Lt(jg) – Fain, Llewellyn D. Jr. Ens – Fink, William L. Ens – French, Ralph A Ens – Hayden, Roger T. Ens – Hughes, Elliott M. Gunner – Huntsberger, Jack E. Ens – Mc Carthy, Francis X. Lt(jg) – Meyerson, Stanley P. Ens – Pickering, Jack B. Ens – Poynter, Lewis L. Lt(jg) – Robertson, Donald J. Lt(jg) Routt, William B. Lt(jg) – Wells, Charles S. Jr. Ens

Known Enlisted:         Upon Commissioning

Adams, Kelsey S2c – Adamski, Raymond T RM3c – Ballwanz, Mervin A S2c – Bass, Sampson J S2c – Blevens, Joseph M S2c – Blomberg, Donald W ART2c – Bohmann, Raymond A S2c – Bolenbaugh, James E ART2c – Boyer, Raymond S2c – Brown, Frederick P S2c – Bryant, Reginald R Jr S2c – Buckley, Emmett J S3c – Bush, Jack K Y2c – Butcher, Kenneth E S2c – Campbell, Charlse L RT3c – Clennon, Wencel P S2c – Corbell, William C S2c – Currie, Gordon M S2c – Dargan, Maurice P S2c – Darley, Robert A PhM1c – Davis, William A S2c – Delamater, John C S2c – Dixon, Ray T S2c – Duerr, Roy J S2c – Eaton, Harold G S2c – Fackrell, Lynn J S2c – Fingado, Francis H ART2c – Fitzgerald, Donald J S2c – Flynn, Thomas B S2c – Foster, Hubert S1c – Fowler, Lloyd H S2c – Fox, James E S2c – Frattini, Stephen R S2c – Freese, William O S2c – Fuchs, Harold S2c – Fuller, Glenn J S2c – Garcia, Marcelo PhM1c – Garner, Hilma W ART2c – Gentry, John L S2c – Gonzales, Aginald H S2c – Goodson, William M S2c – Green, Robert H RdM3c – Grewe, Ralph E S2c – Griffin, Daniel M S2c – Gunderson, Irvin L S2c – Haine, Earl L S2c – Hansen, Robert M S2c – Herbst, Walter R F3c – Herschman, Alvin L S2c – Hornburg, Everon C S2c – Huddelston, Michael M Jr S2c – Jackson, Donald L MoMM2c – Jannuzzi, Donald S2c – Jenft, James H S2c – Karls, Michael W MoMM2c – Kenworthy, Harold L S2c – Kielbowicz, Ernest J MoMM2c – Kozak, Matthew H S2c – Kulm, Lester C S2c – Lambert, Donald M S2c – Larsen, Harold T S2c – Lee, Robert M S2c – Le Fevre, Frederick W RT2c – Leutschaft, John C F3c – Levine, Robert S2c – L’Hernault, Eugene A S2c – Littledale, William D S1c – Loving, Dean R S2c – Lupold, Albert W S2c – Mc Crary, William S jr S1c – Mc Culley, Billy J GM3c – Mc Knight, Raymond E S1c – Mc Millan, Curtis U S2c – Maes, Joe A S2c – Manchester, James G S2c – Mann, Karl J S2c – Marks, Wilfred R S2c – Martin, Leonard V S2c – Mason, William N S2c – Mathiason, Gerald M S2c – Maupin, Robert E S2c – Mellons, Thomas E S2c – Miller, David Jr S2c – Minear, Loyal E S2c – Moreland, Frank B Jr S2c – Morgan, Dale F S2c – Morgenthaler, William H S2c – Noffsinger, Daniel T S2c – Nylander, Leland P S2c – Owens, Aden D Jr EM2c – Owens, Earl E S2c – Paredes, Melquiades V S2c – Parker, Arthur M S2c – Parker, Calvin W S2c – Parker, Thomas L S2c – Parks, Billie W S2c – Peak, Lawrence S S2c – Phillips, Kenneth L F2c – Polston, Calvin H S2c – Prudence Norman PhM2c – Reeder, Richard K S2c – Richesin, Dorris F S2c – Robinson, Earl D S2c – Salo, Delmar E S2c – Sawyer, Elwood E RT2c – Schmidt, Harold P GM2c – Schmidt, Richard F S2c – Schmidt, Robert A S2c – Scott, Russell M S2c – Shebesta, Johnny R S1c – Shields, Kenneth F RM3c – Shohet, Frederick S2c -Sills, Howard W S2c – Skadron, Leonard M S2c – Smies, Donald G S2c – Smith, Charles B S2c – Smith, Oscar “D” PhM2c – Springer, William L S2c – Stanick, Robert E S2c – Stephens, Kenneth C S2c – Stotler, Charles E S2c – Strand, John C RT2c – Sutton, Robert L S2c – Swanson, Harry I S1c – Symons, Ernest C S2c – Talty, Bernard J S2c – Trobaugh, Robert L S1c – Troha, August R F3c – Wallete, Albert S2c – Waltzer, Marcus E S2c – Weaver, Eldon E S2c – Weaver, Robert F S2c – Wegner, Robert L S2c – Weldon, John W PhM2c – Wells, Fred C S2c – Wernig, Edward K GM3c – White, Warren L S2c – Wilcoxson, Leonard H S2c – Wolter, George H Y2c – Zawada, Joseph H S2c

 

Additional Known Enlisted Personnel:                                             Date Assigned To Unit 23

Rating/Rate as of date assigned

Anderson, Kenneth W                                  RT3c                                              30 Nov 43

Cox, Harry J                                                 PhM2c                                           30 Nov 43

De Dora, Joseph                                          SC3c                                              30 Nov 43

Erickson, Earl S                                            S2c                                                30 Nov 43

Evans, Virgel E                                             S2c                                                30 Nov 43

Farrier, Dean D                                            S2c                                                 30 Nov 43

Johnson, Howard R                                      S2c                                                30 Nov 43

Moore, Charles R                                         S2c                                                30 Nov 43

Pilkinton, William H Jr                                   RT2c                                              30 Nov 43

Roberts, James P                                         S2c                                                30 Nov 43

Roberts, James T                                         CK3c                                              30 Nov 43

Sanderson, Jack R                                       S2c                                                 30 Nov 43

Stanton, Malcomb W                                    S1c                                                 30 Nov 43

Brown, Eugene C                                          ART2c                                            21 Dec 43

Greene, Robert M                                         StM1c                                            21 Dec 43

Morris, Joseph R                                           S1c                                                21 Dec 43

Tonsager, Virgil L                                           S2c                                                21 Dec 43

Walker, Clarence E                                        Cox                                                21 Dec 43

Wentzell, Charles B                                        SC3c                                             21 Dec 43

Kenworthy, Harold L                                       S2c                                                22 Jan 44

Aley, Paul R                                                    S2c                                                12 Feb 44

Balent, Stephen P                                          Y3c                                                12 Feb 44

Goldner, Samuel Z                                         MoMM3c                                       12 Feb 44

Atkins, William J                                             StM2c                                             4 Mar 44

Everrett, John W                                            StM2c                                             4 Mar 44

Finato, Angelo J                                             CM3c                                              7 Mar 44

Kelley, Tommie L                                            StM2c                                             4 Mar 44

Keiser, Richard F                                            RM3c                                             21 Apr 44

Reeder, Richard K                                          S2c                                                 21 Apr 44

Flynn, Thomas B                                            S1c                                                 22 May 44

Loomis, Eugene O                                         RT3c                                               12 Sep 44

 

Narrative:

Argus Unit 23 was commissioned      8 November 1943

Unit 23 was decommissioned              21 November 1944

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