DD 560 (Fletcher class)
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Builder: Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding
Laid Down: June 30, 1942
Launched: July 4, 1943
Commissioned: December 18, 1943
Fate: Fate Sunk by Kamikaze Aircraft
off Okinawa 5/4/45
We are seeking information on the USS Morrison and her crews.
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Hello I am seeking info on Ben Lawrence Wilson 06162112, Storekeeper, Third Class, KIA may 4th 1945.
He was on the Morrison.
Below is my web page explaining my project
My grandfather, Arnold Buonamano, was a gunner on the USS Morrison when
it was sunk by the suicide bombers. He did survive and was given the
Purple Heart. He lived to 78. I actually just finished shooting a short
documentary on my grandmother and her relationship with my grandfather
this past week. That's why I came across your site.
I'm definately intersted in your orgaization. On reading
some of the glossary I saw where one of your members
refered to Harvey Jacobs Sr. MM1/c and the referance all
engine room members were lost, not quite.
My name is Art Turnbull, I was a MM3/c aboard the
USS Morrison on May 5th 1945. Because of the CMM
in the forward engine room I am the only survivor of
either the forward or aft enginerooms. I wish I could
expand on any information asked but I don't have total
recall on the events of the day.
MMC Gordon Mitchell USN-Ret. (4th from the left front row)
Anyone know the other Chiefs?
My Dad Mark Jacobs Jr. (11/28/23 – 01/13/2005) is on the left (QM3)
USS Newberry, APA 158; he was at Iwo Jima
and Okinawa, and other hard assaults. His brother Harvey Jacobs Sr. (11/24/21 – 11/23/79) on the
right, was on the USS Morrison (MM1). When the Morrison was sunk my dad learned that all the engine room
crew was killed. For a month he said he would go to a place by himself to cry for his brother,…then one
day received a letter from Harvey stating, “My ship was _________." The word “sunk” had
been cut out. Harvey had been taken off at Midway to do some work there and missed the sailing his ship
was sunk on. Both joined the Navy right after Pearl Harbor and neither one attended basic training.
They were put in uniform immediately and ran picket boats in SE Alaska Waters. They used only the
Tlingit language in their communications.
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