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Photo of Ernest Clackum sent to us by his granddaughter

July 15, 2023

Information on the passing of Harold Eugene Matter.

June15, 2023

From the family of Charles Fabringer (KIA) by his grand niece.

February 16, 2023

History of the USS Underhill from 15November1943 to24July1945

July 11, 2022

Update on the 2022 Underhill Reunion (Front Page). Addition of a new resource (Michael McCarty) to help with the continuation of this site that it may live long into the future to document a courageous group of people.

Aug 2, 2021

Ulon Palmer USS Underhill Survivor Died in Jan, 2021. See part  of the OB.

Aug 2, 2021

Braintree Memorial Day ceremony recognizes late 94-year-old World War II veteran.

July 30, 2021

90 Years of history of the USS Slater

January 25, 2021

Received new information on Herbert Wayne Patton (KIA) from his niece Nancy Winkler. Than you Nancy, very much.

Nov 10, 2020

Information on Electricians Mate Warren Matheny was provided by his Grandson David.

October 22, 2020

A new link submitted by Kerri on military vehicles.   Thanks  you!

July 24, 2020

William Varosso passes at 94. Survivor of the USS Underhill

June 5, 2020

USS Underhill Family, It is with deep regrets that after giving serious thought and consideration to our reunion/memorial service for July 24, that we will have to cancel it this year for the first time since we began the reunions. The reason is obvious due to the Corona virus. The majority of our attendees are senior citizens and people who must travel from out of state and must deal with conditions where hotels or restaurants may not even be available. Paula

February 25,2020

I new website on related WWII Ships was suggested by Meg in Vermont. Thanks Meg for help keeping our site alive.

August 7, 2019

A picture of Joseph Zakutny (S) was submitted by his great-nephew Mike Paintner.

July 13, 2019

See new entry on James Wilbert Jiggetts (KIA) HERE

July 4th, 2019

This information was submitted by Graeme Noseworthy who has been doing research on 12 people who died during WWII. George Toomey is one of those 12. Thanks Graeme for bring this to our attention.
George Toome

June 22, 2019

Reunion information for 2019 has been posted HERE

April 27, 2019

Received a note from Tim McCarthy(19Yrs). His Grandfather was on the LST-768 and who played a big part in providing assistance and  help rescuing sailors from the Underhill. APPRECIATION

Mar 22, 2019

Update and added pictures of Edwin Smith (KIA). Submitted by his niece.

Mar 12 2019

Updated USS Underhill photo album

Mar 11 2019

A new LINK submitted by Alex, a 6th grader working on a school project on WWII. He sent me this link about the vehicles of WWII that is very interesting. Thanks Alex (sorry for the delay)

Feb 12, 2019

A new link about ships submitted by Morgan, a 6th grader doing research on this topic for school.  Thanks Morgan  Famous Historical Ships

Dec 2, 2016

Larry Zini sent me some information about his uncle Leonard Frank Howard

Nov 25, 2016

Received  photo from Larry Zini recently of a Kaiten being released. Also mentions the Underhill .

Nov 19,2016

Received email from Stephen Jiggetts regarding his granatherath
 James Wilbert Jiggetts (KIA)

December 21, 2015

Picture of Tony Maio submitted by his daughter.

Nov 16, 2015

Information and Picture of Vincent Joss (KIA)

July 9, 2015

Andrew Praskevich passes on.

June 28, 2015

Link to “Air Raid ” Warden Obituary

June 6, 2015

Reunion information for 2015 has been posted HERE.

May 13, 2014

Added picture of Norman F. McCarty HERE

May 13, 2014

Updated “after” picture of Waggy posted HERE

May 13, 2014

Reunion information for 2014 has been posted HERE.

June 20, 2013

Quilt Raffel at the Reunion

June 20, 2013

Received photos of Richard Keneipp from his nephew Bill Moss

June 20, 2013

Received information about Robert Lacey  from David Young

May 25, 2013

Added the information on the 2013 Reunion.

August 26, 2012

Added the Memorial information about the death of Phil Hanlon earlier this year.

August 26, 2012

Added pictures of Phil Hanlon to the crew photos section.

August 26, 2012

Added pictures of Norman Ackerman to the Crew Photos section

May 27, 2012

Information on the USS Underhill Reunion can be found here.

April 10, 2012

I received a new WWII site on our links page from a special group of children using the Underhill site for research.  My thanks to them for helping add to our material.

March 4, 2012

Phil Hanlon died Friday March 2,2012 (For More Information)

December 22, 2011

Don’t forget to always read the latest Guest Book entries.

Auguet 31, 2011

I received some pictures of Frank F. Grandinetti (KIA) from the family

August 30, 2011

Received a picture of John D. Nutter and posted to the crew photo section.  Received this from Mark Nutter

August 8, 2011

Received information from Lisa Barbaro that Frank F. Grandinetti (KIA) is memorialized in the Wall of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines

August 3, 2011

Received some information from Clarisse McDonald daughter on George Kearney Thompson.  Pictures to follow.

June 6, 2011

Received Obituary for Elwood M. Rich

June 6, 2011

Added new link to list of links mentioning the USS Underhill.  Visit the Remembering The War Years and Memorials The way We Were.

June 3, 2011

Download Reunion 2011 information HERE.

June 3, 2011

Visit/join the new USS Underhill facebook page created by Tim Gibson

April 16, 2011

Received a couple of pictures from Bob Baumgartner of his father Carl Baumgartner (S) of Underhill sinking.

October 5, 2010

Received a picture of Robert Evert Burkett, (KIA) from his nephew Steve Burkett. R.E. Burkett was also mention in a section of the ships log we had from the USS Walke on picking up three bodies after the sinking.  Thanks Steve for the picture of Robert.

August 10, 2010

Received information from John Grandinetti on the USS Underhill hats. Check link HERE.

August 10, 2010

Serena Hale sent a picture of Gordon McCarty to add to the Crew photo section.

July 26, 2010

Link the 2010 Reunion Pictures is here.

May 26, 2010

I received a picture of Donald Lee Davis (KIA) from Donald’s sister.

November 30, 2009

Pictures of John S. Murray (KIA) from Peter Boniface.  Thanks very much Peter.

August 2, 2009

2009 Reunion Photo Album (Please send me photos to add to the album)

July 18, 2009

Information about the death of Ken Statler submitted by his Niece Stephanie M. Crunkleton. Also see link to his Crew Photo submission.

July 14, 2009

Early Days and Memories of the USS Underhill Reunions, A reprint of the USS Underhill Newsletter.

July 13, 2009

Received a letter from Joe Ball, Nephew of Albert “Buddy” Friel (KIA).  The letter was written by Buddy a month before the sinking of the USS Underhill.

July 6, 2009

The picture of Albert (Buddy) Friel was submitted by his nephew Joe Ball.

May 21, 2009

New Underhill art work released by Mark Churms and available to Underhill family.

May 20, 2009

Passing of Earl Arnold

May 1, 2009

Reunion 2009 Information available here.

April 30, 2009

Please help identify this photo.

April 12, 2009

USS Underhill tribute being organized by Just Estep

July 29, 2008

Added a story about the USS Indianapolis that mentions   the USS Underhill in a couple of places.  I have highlighted the USS Underhill references to make then easy to find.

July 27, 2008

The USS Underhill reunion photos have been posted.

July 27, 2008

I have created a Picasa WebSite for many of the USS Underhill photos.  Over the next few weeks I will be uploading many of the photos I have on the website to this album.  Please also send your photos to me.  Email me first at

July 18, 2008

The USS Underhill Guest Book is back on-line.  Please visit our guest book and leave a message.

July 4, 2008

Updated the link to

June 20, 2008

I received an additional eyewitness account of the sinking of the USS Underhill.from the son of Benjamin Hubbard (KIA)

June 13, 2008

Updated narrative from the son of Benjamin Hubbard.

June 08, 2008

Added picture of Benjamin C. Hubbard sent to me by his son.

May 13, 2008

USS Underhill Reunion Information added to web-site.

February 19, 2008

Additional Underhill Art Work from Mark Churms.  Looking for assistance on ship pattern prior to sinking.

February 19, 2008

Postal Marking from the USS Underhill from Jon Burdett

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