LST-268

Firpo served on LST-268 which is detailed much more extensively at LST268.org, LST-268 was based out of Pearl Harbor and in taking part in several major WWII operations 1943-1945 in the Western Pacific, its sphere of operation roughly included the Marshalls in the East, Guam/Marianas in the North, Guadalcanal/Solomons in the South, Palau/Philippines in the West, and Okinawa. The following is a list of individuals who served on LST-268 (not a complete listing):

Everett J. Adams - Hazen, AR
J.D. Adams * - Fairfield, TX
S.R. Anderson - Silver Point, TN
J.H. Babbit - Buffalo, NY
John L. Baker - Dyersburg, TN
Andy Baron * - Denver, CO
Fred J. Barth - Girard, OH
Leonard Bauer
R.L. Berfenstahl - Sequim, WA
Milton E. Bliss (1925-2005) - Wichita, KS
Zigmond Bodzinsky * - Kent, OH
Arthur Briggs (1910-2003) - Pompano Beach, FL
Joseph A. Callahan - West Hartford, CT
William J. Callanan - Ocean Grove, NJ
Paul J. Carnahan - Willcox, AZ
David Carpenter - Greenwood, MA
Paul Clark * - San Marcos, CA
William Connors - Boston, MA
Samuel Coughlin
James F. Creed - Mt. Airy Cincinnati, OH
Charles Davis * - Jericho, NY
Nicky DeBastian - Swissvale, PA
William Elshaw * - Euclid, OH
Nelson Eppert * - Melbourne, FL
Donald C. Erickson - Klamath Falls, OR
William Evans (1923-2000) - Plains, PA
Alvin D. Ferguson (1927-2010) - Lebanon, OR
Harley Fitzhugh
Walter J. Flanagan (1926-1988) - Kansas City, KS
Robert Franz (1926-1999) - Mansfield, OH
J.H. Frasileshi - Mount Carmel, PA
Ray M. Futner - Cedar Rapids, IA
Robert G. Gallway - Tacoma, WA
Joseph George
Charles Gilmour
John Goodman (1924-1998) - Fayetteville, GA
Thomas Greninger * - Greensboro, NC
Dick Grow - Latham, KS
George Hansen
Elmer A. Hanson (1928-1984) - Deerwood, MN
Charles Hasenyager (1924-1994) - Kansas City, MO
Eldon Heetland (1918-1985) - Winnebago, MN
Robert Henderson * - Loomis, CA
Lawrence Herbig
Thomas Herrman - Kalamazoo, MI
Howard J. Hogue (1912-1991) - Pittsfield, MA
John Paul House - Fort Smith, AR
William F. Howe - Topeka, KS
Robert B. Humphreys - Derry, PA
Harry R. Hutchinson - Kansas City, MO
Joseph F. Jaso - Lansford, PA
Lewis M. Jenkins (1925-2013) - Richmond, VA
William M. Johnstone - Altoona, PA
Robert A. Jolly (1923-1994) - Milton, PA
Ray Jones (1926-2014) - Dearborn, MI
Ted Kapsky - Saint Louis, MO
Steve Katanich
Jack R. Kelley - Picher, OK
Jack Kendall - Flint, MI
Jack Kinsella
John L. Kisch - Poughkeepsie, NY
Leo Klein * - Wooster, AR
Donald Kline
Miles Kline (1902-1984) - Holland, OH
Edward F. Klinefelter (1927-1979) - Williamsburg, PA
Curtis E. Knight (1924-2011) - Sherman, TX
John Kraft * - Kensington, MD
Homer Krautwurst
Lawrence J. Krull * - Salem, VA
Charlie Lane * - Newton, MA
Melvin Laughlin
Donald J. Layton - B~, IA
Lee Levinson
Chuck Liny - Jackson, WI
Buren Lown (1923-2010) - North Augusta, SC
Thomas B. Lunderman (1925-2007) - Seneca, MO
Hugh MacDonald * - Marysville, MI
John L. Mann - Danville, VA
Harvey G. Maples (1926-2007) - Sawyer, WI
Ernest L Marcum * - Kermit, WV
H. Dean Mason - Klamath Falls, OR
Clarence Miller (1918-1987) - Burns, OR
Jim W. Miller - Covington, KY
Walter Morgan (1922-1989) - Oregon House, CA
William P. Neally - Kansas City, MO
Ralph Nelsen
J.H. Nollen (1907-1945)
Frank Owens
John Porter - Buffalo, NY
Willis Purnell * - New York, NY
Edward Reimers (1927-1968) - Kansas City, MO
Bill Robinson - Madison, IN
Noel A. Rondeau - Woonsocket, RI
Selwyn Ronning - Sioux Falls, SD
Richard H. Rose - Tacoma, WA
J.J. Rouseau - Duluth, MN
John Salvay * - McKeesport, PA
Joseph Saso * - Nesquehoning, PA
Paul Schank
Jerome Schwartz (1925-2014) - Los Angeles, CA
Huey Shelnutt (1924-2000) - LaGrange, GA
Albert Shirley (1922-2002) - Camden, SC
John Simmons (1924-1980) - Cordele, GA
Jack Slatton
Gerald David Smith (1927-1985) - Fort Scott, KS
John W. Smith - Oak Park, IL
Vonchal Smith - Fayetteville, AR
Charles W. Snyder (1927-1991) - Linglestown, PA
S.J. Sobolewski (1928-1996) - Buffalo, NY
Roy J. Solis - New Orleans, LA
Alfred Donald Sorenson (1926-2000) - Grayling, MI
William Speck (1924-2000) - Guntown, MS
C.B. Stancliff (1921-1984) - Stone Mountain, GA
Marvin M. Stard - Chicago, IL
Bill Stephans
Jake Stevens
John Stull * - Venice, FL
James J. Sullivan (1926-2002) - Jamaica Plain, MA
Hubert Summers
Alex J. Szala - Detroit, MI
Jack Taggart (1922-1999) - Creighton, NE
Lee Taylor - Saint Louis, MO
Don Tomlinson (1924-1979)
William B. Trantham (1927-1997) - Cleburne, TX
Arvell H. Trent (1919-2010) - Brandenburg, KY
Robert Troy (1918-1996) - Batesville, AR
Henry J. Tunison * - Westfield, NY
Lencel Turner * - Sioux City, IA
Robert Tyler * - Monroeville, OH
Carl Upeaver - Columbus, OH
Alex Varlichi (1911-1968) - Ambridge, PA
Samuel Verenna * - Bethlehem, PA
Joseph Vergot (1924-1981) - Braddock, PA
Sal Vernacatola * - Apollo, PA
James Vick * - Pleasure Ridge Park, KY
George H. Vozuri - Chicago, IL
Clarence Walker * - Leroy, IL
Claude Waller * - Thomaston, GA
W.J. Walsh - North~, MA
Carl Wasem (1923-1991) - Columbus, OH
E.L. Waters - M~ville, KY
Attis Wiabluski - Providence, RI
Dewey Williams
H.J. Williams - Saint Louis, MO
Paul Williams - Oklahoma City, OK
Neil G. Woodkirk - Friendship, NY
James Yoakum (1926-1967) - Yuma, AZ
Jack York (1922-1990) - Saugus, CA
Dick Young - Chicago, IL
Richard Zebert

*Known Deceased
About half of these 150 names taken from LST-268 reunion records. The other half taken from Firpo's Navy scrapbook where fellow sailors would sign their names and addresses into the book. Some names hard to read and there may be transcription spelling errors. To suggest corrections and/or additions, please email Charles Smith (firposmith at hotmail dot com) or on Twitter @LST268. See FindaGrave.com for known crewmember listings.

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