USS KETE (SS 369)

On Eternal Patrol

Keel Laid - October 25, 1943

Launched - April 9, 1944

Commissioned - July 31, 1944

 

USS Kete made two war patrols which earned her the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and one Battle Star for the Okinawa Operation-Assault and Occupation of Okinawa Gunto March 6 - 16, 1945. She sank three ships for a total of 6,881 tons. Kete was lost in the East China Sea in March of 1945. She departed her station on March 20 and was never heard from again. Speculations on her sinking include an attack by a Japanese submarine, an operational malfunction, or a mine explosion.

USS KETE Crew On Eternal Patrol

EM1 Abts, Leroy Albert

LCDR Ackerman, Edward                                                                     

LTJG Adams, John Clausel Jr.                                                               

FC3 Apking, John David                                                                      

MMM3 Bergadine, Donald Lee                                                    

S1 Blodgett, Leonard Eugene                                                            

CMOMM  Braniger, Fracis William                                                               

QM2 Brooks, Carl.                                                                               

LTJG Burnside, William Henry, Jr.                                                          

F1 Callahan, Perry Charles                                                                

EM3 Cobrin, Bernard                                                                           

RM3 Cole, Hugh Mack                                                                         

EM2 Cooper, Edward                                                                          

RM2 Crowley, Robert William                                                              

LTJG  Crutchfield, Charles Randolph Jr.                                                  

C3 Dawson, William Howard                                                             

F1 Deininger, Frederick Robert                                                          

Y1 Derrah, Harold William                                                     

CCS Dietrich, Helmut Otto                                                                    

SM1  Dortche, Calvin Frederick                                                             

LT Drake, Donald Lincoln                                                      

TM3 Dul, Willis                                                                                      

S1 Efferson, Manuel Lawrence                                                          

S1 Egen, Donald Paul                                                                        

LTJG Fenton, Douglas Grant                                                      

CMOMM French, Hugh                                                                                 

CMOMM Friesen, Ben                                                                                  

MOMM3 Fuller, Robert Stephan                                                       

S1 Glynn, John Francis Jr.                                                      

S1 Griswold, Fred Joseph                                                      

RT1 Gunzinger, Joseph Henry                                                                         

EM3 Gwinn, Elmer Ellsworth Jr.                                                            

ENS Haag, Bernard Henry                                                                    

S1 Hart, Robert Arthur                                                                       

MOMM3 Hartbank, Glenn Edwin                                                     

TM1 Hayden, Paul O’Brien                                                                   

COX Henderson, Earl                                                                             

TM2 Hines, James Lowell                                                                     

CTM Holshouser, James Russell                                                            

RM3 Hooper, Stanton Lee                                                                    

EM2 Katz, Abraham Joseph                                                     

EM3 Kelly, Norbert William                                                       

TM3 Kensler, Elmer Neil                                                                       

RM3 Kotelman, Walter Ernest                                                                

EM2 Kraut, Richard Paul                                                                       

MOMM3 Lasiter, Jack Lee                                                                           

GM3 Litzenberger, Frank Jr.                                                      

BKR1 Logsdon, Earl                                                                                

MOMM2 Lowery, Billie Barton                                                                    

MOMM2 Lynn, Charles Wesley Jr.                                                              

S1 Malko, Glenn Raymond                                                                

F1 Marsico, Anthony Thomas                                                            

CSM Martini, Frank                                                                               

MOMM2 McLendon, Bernard Eugene                                                         

S1 Messenger, Grant Richard                                                             

SC2 Moccabee, Samuel Arnold                                                           

S1 Moore, Charleton L.                                                                     

MOMM1 Morrison, Henry Fredrick                                                             

MOMM1 Newton, Archie Vernon                                                                

CBMA O’Brien, Joseph Albert                                                     

EM3 O’Connor, Mark Angello                                                             

MOMM1 Page, George Thomas                                                                   

S1 Peterson, Clair Junior                                                                     

MOMM3 Piper, Irving Victor                                                                       

MOMM2 Price, Glenn Owen                                                                       

QM3 Pushee, Donald Calvin                                                      

S1 Racer, Robert Russell                                                                   

LT Reimers, Frederick Fay                                                                

GM1 Richards, Francis Albert                                                              

QM3 Schemm, George Joseph                                                             

MOMM2 Schenavar, Maxium Daniels                                                          

EM1 Schumacher, Paul Francis                                                             

CPHMA Simpson, Oliver Harry                                                      

EM2 Snyder, James Irwin                                                                      

LT Spikes, Russell Henry                                                                    

MOMM1 Starr, Jacob Granville Jr.                                                               

CRM Thomas, French Lee Jr.                                                                

S1 Thompson, Gordon Ray                                                               

GM3 Thorn, Keith                                                                                  

TM2 VanDam, Peter Charles                                                                

F1 Villalba, Salomon Hernandez                                                        

CEM Waggoner, James Stanley                                                             

TM2 Wallick, Russel Andrew.                                                               

TM2 Walling, Floyd Stewart                                                     

LT Westphall, Joseph Allen                                                                

TM1 Wilson, Gordon Weaver                                                                

RT2 Woodward, Galen Irvin