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

Service in WW II 1943-1945
The Officers
The Crew
Charleston SC
Mare Island
Personal Pictures
Crew Now


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


The Crew of the USS Dyson






Ship Fitters

(Left of Captain Ruff, middle of back row is John Vergarra)


Bridge Gang


Fire Control Men


Gunners Mates

(Donald Verduin Back row 1st person)


Engine Room Gang


Fire Room Gang


First Division


Second Division

(2nd row third from right is Boone Kemp, 2nd row 2nd from left behind Boone Kemp is Jack McFarland)




Auxiliary Gang


Radio Men


Radar Men




Torpedo Men


Pharmacist Mates


Supply Division

(Back Row third from left is John Stafford)





These people below served on the USS Dyson




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