"USS DYSON DD-572 Member of the "Little Beaver Squadron" Destroyer Squadron 23

Service in WW II 1943-1945
"Little Beavers"
Empress Augusta Bay
Cape St. George
Typhoon Cobra
Ship's Book
Presidential Citation
Ship's Party
USS Dyson Bell
Contact Us


Captain A. Burke
(31 Knot Burke)
"Little Beaver Squadron"
Fleet Captain

Captain R.A. Gano
USS Dyson

Dec. 1942 - Mar. 1944


Captain L. E. Ruff
USS Dyson

Mar. 1944 - Aug. 1945


Captain V. P. Healey

USS Dyson

Aug. 1945 - Jun. 1946


LT. W. J. Murray

USS Dyson

Dec. 1942 - Dec. 1945


Donald Verduin GM3C

USS Dyson

Sept. 1944 - Apr. 1946


These Pictures are from the
Presentation of the
Presidential Unit Citation
October 19, 1945



Returning to port in Washington DC October 17, 1945

Two days after returning to Washington DC the Ship and the Crew received a Presidential Unit Citation

"for extraordinary heroism in action against enemy Japanese forces during the Solomon Islands Campaign 11-1-43 to 2-23-44."











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