USS Tunny (SS-282) WW II Era

(1 September 1942 - 12 February 1946)

Photo Gallery

Last Updated: November 12, 2019

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Awards Earned during WW II (1942 - 1946)

Tunny's Awards during World War II

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Tunny's Accumlative Awards 1942 through 1969

Awards

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WW II Ships InsigniaUSS TUNNY (SS 282)

 

Gold DolphinsCombat War Patrol PinSilver Dolphins

 

   It is said that "A picture is worth a thousand words."  The images shown here are of those former crew members who served on USS Tunny (SS 282) when she operated during World War II.  During that time, Tunny conducted nine (9) combat war patrols with many of them on board for those patrols. In some cases, images of historical documents are also provided. 

    For a complete history of Tunny, please click here which will take you to a link that describes information about the only book that presents a comprehensive history of this famous United States Navy submarine identified as Tunny 282.  Some individuals have quite a number of photos, some not, and some are of them before they came to Tunny, and others taken of them after they left Tunny. 

    The main source for the photos came from Tunny's Digital Archives.  The individuals that have photos are listed in alphabetical order and the photos are arranged in time order.  Some images resulted from further research using the Internet, communicating with relatives, family records, and newspapers.  A BIG THANK YOU to all those who took the time to share the photos.  

    Please note that the photographs shown were purposely resized from the original images.  If you place your key board mouse over the photograph, it should result in showing the name of the individual identified or something about the image.  While you are on the photo and you wish to have a copy, simply 'right click' on your mouse and you will be offered a selection to choose from such as "save as". 

    As previously mentioned, most of the photos shown are from Tunny's digital archives, which are retained and maintained by former Tunny Engineman John Joseph Jenkins, Jr. "JJ" as he is known to many can provide digital CDs if requested.  His email is: radrhino@cox.net.  

    Should anyone having photographs of those who served on Tunny, please send them to JJ or myself and we will get them posted on the Internet as part of this unique Tunny Veteran tribute.

   Ray Olszewski, Boat Yeoman, USS TUNNY (SSG-282) 1958-1962.

 

USS Tunny 282 Crew April 1943 Submarine Base Pearl Harbor Hawaii

 

Earl William Adams Earl William Adams
Lloyd Eugene Atkinson Lloyd Eugene Atkinson
William Franklin Ballinger Ballinger
Herbert William Barringer Herbert William Barringer
Doyle Frederick Baughman Doyle Frederick BaughmanDoyle Frederick Baughman
George Benjamin Beaman, Jr. George Benjamin BeamanGeorge Benjamin BeamanGeorge Benjamin Beaman
Threll Virgil Branchfield Threll Virgil Branchfield
Ernest David Breedlove Ernest David Breedlove
Henry Bress Henry Bress
Donald Fred Brown Donald Fred Brown
Henry Julius Cappello

Henry Julius CappelloHenry Julius CappelloHenry Julius CappelloHenry Julius Cappello

Henry Julius CappelloHenry Julius CappelloHenry Julius Cappello

Leonidas James Carden Leonidas James CardenLeonidas James Carden
Robert Jesse Carver Robert Jesse Carver
Arthur James Cassel Arthur James Cassel
Harold Frederick Christman Harold Frederick Christman
Warren Radner Colegrove Warren Radner ColegroveWarren Radner Colegrove
John Weston Corbeil John Weston Corbeil
Neal Nathan Cotner Neal Nathan CotnerNeal Nathan Cotner
John Avery Collett Crew John Avery Collett CrewJohn Avery Collett Crew
John Steve Csik John Steve Csik
Howard Herman Currier

Howard Herman CurrierHoward Herman CurrierHoward Herman CurrierHoward Herman CurrierHoward Herman CurrierHoward Herman Currier

Howard Herman CurrierHoward Herman CurrierHoward Herman CurrierHoward Herman CurrierHoward Herman CurrierHoward Herman CurrierHoward Herman Currier

Howard Herman CurrierHoward Herman CurrierHoward Herman CurrierHoward Herman CurrierHoward Herman Currier

Earl William Daniels Earl William Daniels
Frank Albert Dawson Daniels
James Charles Delfino James Charles Delfino
Robert Edgar Denham Robert Edgar Denham
Darrell Elroy Dickerson Darrell Elroy DickersonDarrell Elroy Dickerson
David Edmond Dooley David Edmond Dooley
Thomas J. Eckels, Sr. Thomas J. Eckels, Sr.Thomas J. Eckels, Sr.
Loyd Dennie Emerson Loyd Dennie EmersonLoyd Dennie EmersonLoyd Dennie Emerson
John David Erskine John David Erskine
Harold Bradford Fish Harold Bradford FishHarold Bradford Fish
David Allen Forbes David Allen ForbesDavid Allen Forbes
Elton Watters Grenfell

Elton Watters GrenfellElton Watters GrenfellElton Watters GrenfellElton Watters GrenfellElton Watters GrenfellElton Watters GrenfellElton Watters GrenfellElton Watters Grenfell

Elton Watters GrenfellElton Watters GrenfellElton Watters GrenfellElton Watters Grenfell

Leon Vaughn Hagiopan Leon Vaughn HagiopanLeon Vaughn HagiopanLeon Vaughn Hagiopan
Harold Herbert Hale Harold Herbert HaleHoward Herman CurrierHoward Herman Currier
Clarence Henry Holden Clarence Henry HoldenClarence Henry Holden
Wilfred Dresser Hoyt Wilfred Dresser Hoyt
Dallas William Hunter Dallas William Hunter
Oscar Ibert Isaacson Oscar Ibert IsaacsonOscar Ibert Isaacson
Marvin John Johnson Marvin John JohnsonMarvin John JohnsonMarvin John Johnson
Steven Lobdell Johnson

Steven Lobdell JohnsonSteven Lobdell JohnsonSteven Lobdell JohnsonSteven Lobdell JohnsonSteven Lobdell Johnson

Steven Lobdell JohnsonSteven Lobdell Johnson

Eugene Caldwell Jones

Eugene Caldwell JonesEugene Caldwell JonesEugene Caldwell JonesEugene Caldwell JonesEugene Caldwell JonesEugene Caldwell Jones

Eugene Caldwell JonesEugene Caldwell JonesEugene Caldwell JonesEugene Caldwell JonesEugene Caldwell Jones

Eugene Caldwell JonesEugene Caldwell Jones

Herbert Erskine Jones, Jr. Herbert Erskine Jones, Jr.Herber Erskine Jones, Jr.
Leroy Ellis Jones Leroy Ellis Jones
Edward Fred Kalin Edward Fred Kalin
Elmer Leonard Kasmark Elmer Leonard KasmarkElmer Leonard Kasmark
Roger Myers Keithly, Jr. Roger Myers Keithly, Jr.Roger Myers Keithly, Jr.Roger Myers Keithly, Jr.Roger Myers Keithly, Jr.Roger Myers Keithly, Jr.
Floyd Grant Kimble,Jr. Floyd Grant Kimble, Jr.Floyd Grant Kimble, Jr.Floyd Grant Kimble, Jr.
Frank Roger King

Frank Roger KingFrank Roger KingFrank Roger KingFrank Roger KingFrank Roger King

Frank Roger KingFrank Roger KingFrank Roger KingFrank Roger King

Frank Roger KingFrank Roger KingFrank Roger King

Frank Roger KingFrank Roger KingFrank Roger King

Hugh Washington Latham Ensign Hugh Washington Latham and CO George PierceEnsign Hugh Latham at a Steak Fry after Hula Girl Kissed Him.Hugh Washington LathamHugh Washington LathamHugh Washington Latham and Boat Yeoman Raymond Vance Olszewski President of Tunny Association taken at Tunny Reunion in Reno, Nevada
Raymond Arthur Leecy Raymond Arthur Leecy
Russell Samuel Levinton

Russell LevintonRussell Levinton

Russell LevintonRussell Levinton - Boot CampRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell Levinton

Russell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell Levinton

Russell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell Levinton

Russell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell Levinton

Russell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell LevintonRussell Levinton

Russell LevintonRussell Levinton

Edward Peter Madley Edward Peter MadleyEdward Peter MadleyEdward Peter Madley
Warren Edward Davis Martens Warren Edward Davis MartensWarren Edward Davis MartensWarren Edward Davis MartensWarren Edward Davis Martens
Mancel May Mancel MayMancel MayMancel MayHoward Herman Currier
John Joseph McGovern John Joseph McGovern
George Willard McMillin George Willard McMillinGeorge Willard McMillinGeorge Willard McMillinGeorge Willard McMillinGeorge Willard McMillinGeorge Willard McMillinGeorge Willard McMillinGeorge Willard McMillin
Everett Earl Merry Everett Earl Merry
William Hans Mulhovich m
Norman Clarke Nash

Norman Clarke NashNorman Clarke NashNorman Clarke NashNorman Clarke Nash

Norman Clarke NashNorman Clarke NashNorman Clarke NashNorman Clarke Nash - Wife Mary Norman Clarke Nash

John Andrew O'Connell John Andrew O'Connell
Robert Browning O'Neill Robert Browning O'Neill
Francis Kenneth Oppelt Francis Kenneth OppeltFrancis Kenneth Oppelt

George Ellis Pierce and his family

 

     The photos shown below are of the unique Pierce family associated with the Tunny and the United States Submarine Force.  George Ellis Pierce served as Tunny's (SS-282) third Commanding Officer.  His older brother, John Reeves Pierce, served as the Commanding Officer of the USS Argronaut (APS-1 or SS-166), which was lost at-sea in the South Pacific on 10 January 1943.  Their father, Claude Conner Pierce, Sr., leads this tribute, who also served as a significant public servant. An additional member of the Pierce family, John Taylor Pierce, who is the son of John Reeves Pierce, served on USS TUNNY (SSG-282).


Claude Conner Pierce, Sr. (1878-1944)

George Ellis Pierce's FatherGeorge Ellis Pierce


George Ellis Pierce (1909-1981)

George Ellis Pierce USNA Class of 1931George Ellis PierceGeorge Ellis PierceEnsign Hugh Washington Latham and CO George PierceGeorge Ellis PierceGeorge Ellis Pierce's Personal Diary Reprinted by his daughter Janet Pierce

George Ellis PierceGeorge Ellis PierceJanet Pierce DaughterGeorge Ellis Pierce


John Reeves Pierce (1906-1944)

John Reeves Pierce USNAJohn Reeves PierceJohn Reeves PierceJohn Reeves PierceJohn Reeves PierceUSS Argonaut (SS 166)John Reeves Pierce

Click here to take you to John Taylor Pierce, son of John Reeves Pierce.

Robert Daniel Quinn Robert Daniel QuinnRobert Daniel QuinnRobert Daniel QuinnRobert Daniel QuinnRobert Daniel QuinnRobert Daniel Quinn
William Fairfield Rapier William Fairfield RapierWilliam Fairfield RapierWilliam Fairfield RapierWilliam Fairfield Rapier
Frank Gordon Robb Frank Gordon Robb
Leland Perley Robinson, Jr. Leland Perley RobinsonLeland Perley Robinson
Leslie Somers Robinson Leslie Somers RobinsonLeslie Somers RobinsonLeslie Somers RobinsonLeslie Somers RobinsonLeslie Somers RobinsonLeslie Somers RobinsonLeslie Somers Robinson was CO of USS TUNNY (SS-282) vice USS TUNNY (SSG-282).
Charles August Rouiller, Jr. Charles August Rouiller, Jr.
Elmer Blueford Saffel Eugene Caldwell Jones and Elmer Blueford Saffel
Howard August Schonshack Howard August Schonshack
John Addison Scott John Addison ScottJohn Addison Scott Lucky BagJohn Addison Scott and Admiral Chester W. NimitzJohn Addison Scott
Joseph Lacy Seagle Joseph Lacy Seagle
Richard O'Neal Barker Sibley Richard O'Neal Barker SibleyRichard O'Neal Barker SibleyRichard O'Neal Barker Sibley
Ralph Eugene Simmerman Ralph Eugene SimmermanDied on Lagarto
Charles Ervin Simpson Charles Ervin Simpson
Robert Stoll, Jr. Robert Stoll, Jr.
William John Stone William John StoneWilliam John Stone
Roy Earl Sumners Roy Earl SumnersRoy Earl Sumners
Jack Clarence Titus Jack Clarence Titus
Elmer Earl Trosper Elmer Earl Trosper and Eugene Caldwell Jones
Arthur Karl Ullrich Arthur Karl Ullrich
Gordon Waite Underwood Gordon Waite UnderwoodGordon Waite UllrichGordon Waite Ullrich
Henry Lee Vaughan Henry Lee VaughanHenry Lee VaughanHenry Lee VaughanHenry Lee Vaughan
Frederick Henry Voskuhl

Frederick Henry VoskuhlFrederick Henry VoskuhlFrederick Henry VoskuhlFrederick Henry VoskuhlFrederick Henry VoskuhlFrederick Henry Voskuhl

Frederick Henry VoskuhlFrederick Henry VoskuhlFrederick Henry VoskuhlFrederick Henry VoskuhlFrederick Henry VoskuhlFrederick Henry Voskuhl

Frederick Henry VoskuhlFrederick Henry VoskuhlFrederick Henry VoskuhlFred Voskuhl - October 2019

Fred Wayne Waite Fred Wayne Waite
Emil Ralph Weaver, Jr. Emil Ralph Weaver, Jr.Emil Ralph Weaver, Jr.
Dean Martin Weigant Dean Martin WeigantDean Martin WeigantDean Martin WeigantDean Martin WeigantDean Martin Weigant
James Wallace Wilkes James Wallace Wilkes
John Bernard Williams, Jr. John Bernard Williams, Jr.John Bernard Williams IIJohn Bernard Williams, Jr.
Avery Lee Willis Avery Lee WillisAvery Lee WillisAvery Lee WillisAvery Lee WillisAvery Lee Willis

George Zocfin

George Zofcin