DD 536 (Fletcher class)
We are seeking information on the USS Owen and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.
My Father and Uncle served at the same time on the Owen on its world cruise during the Korean conflict. My Father was a bit of a camera buff and took hundreds of photos during this time on ship. Including going thru the Panama Canal, Hawaii, Japan, Philippines, shelling Korea, & damage to the bow of the Owen caused by enemy fire.
There are several other pictures of unknown crew members , on board / underway, with my Father and Uncle.
My Dad and Uncle where identical twins - both are deceased.. Their names are Charles Chiarello & Nicholas Chiarello of 39 Bloomfield Ave Bloomfield NJ.
IF ANY USS OWEN DD 536 CREW MEMBER WISHES COPIES OF THESE PHOTOS IT WOULD BE MY HONOR TO PROVIDE THEM A COPY FREE.
THERE IS ALSO A BRIEF 16 MM film that he took of the Owen going thru the Canal and on land in Japan and in the Philippines. Very brief that I put on a VHS ... Mostly sight seeing stuff.
ALL OF THESE PICTURES ARE FROM THE WORLD CRUISE DURING THE KOREAN WAR AND THE ACTION OFF KOREA - I BELIEVE 1951-1952.
Please feel free to write: Sciaccadon1@aol.com
Rick Chiarello -- Son of Charles
Many Thanks to NavSource
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