USS McCord
DD 534 (Fletcher class)

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Builder:         Bethlehem Steel, S.F. CA.
Laid Down:  	 March 17, 1942
Launched:        January 10, 1943
Commissioned:  	 August 19, 1943
Decommissioned:  January 15, 1947
Recommissioned:  August 1, 1951
Decommissioned:  June 9, 1954
Fate:            Stricken 10/1/72; scrapped 1974

We are seeking information on the USS McCord and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.


Subject: USS McCord (DD 534)
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003
From: Kathryn Becker

I am hoping to receive some information on my husband's grandfather, Frank K. Becker, who was stationed aboard the McCord in the '43-'45 time frame. I know he was an officer, but that is all. My husband is a submariner and as he finds some of his grandfather's things is finding they have quite a few things in common. If ANYBODY knows ANYTHING, please contact me. I'm trying to make this a part of my husband's scrapbook.

Thank you,

Kathryn Becker


Sent: Thursday, March 25, 1999
To: Brad Davis
Subject: USS McCord

Brad,

I am looking for information on the USS McCord. Mr. Wendell Peterson was stationed on the USS McCord during World War II. A Pharmacist's Mate performed an appendectomy on him and he is looking for the man who saved his life. Can you help?

My cousin was MIA / KIA on the USS Longshaw. I have been able to find much information because of Destroyers Online. THANK YOU! This means a lot to me and my family.

Thanks for your help!

Kelly Harris


From: wendell [mailto:wpeterson@email.msn.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 1999
Subject: USS McCord

Thanks to Kelly Harris, I have your address and email. I was the one that was operated on for Appendicitis aboard the USS McCord in March of 1944. I finally have found the wife of the deceased man that performed that operation and saved my life, since it was an acute appendicitis. I hope to someday meet the rest of the family to personally thank all of them for the great job that Lt. Pace did for me. When there is a reunion planned, I would sure like to know when and where. Thank you for all that you have done.

wpeterson@msn.com

My name is Craig Turney. My Dad, Grover Clayton Turney, was stationed on USS McCord DD534 from the time she was commissioned, until the war was over. I have in my possession a transcript of the diary he kept while onboard, as well as some other information about the ship and her travels. I would like to get this to Brad so that it can be posted on the McCord page. I am willing to share all of the information that I have, because I am proud of my dad, and the world needs to know about our WWll heroes.

Thanks for your help.

Craig Turney
Veteran, US Army, Vietnam, Disabled
cov6934@flash.net

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