USS Dennis J. Buckley
DD 808 (Gearing class)

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Builder:        Bath Iron Works, Bath ME 
Laid Down:  	July 24, 1944
Launched:       December 20, 1944
Commissioned:  	March 2, 1945
Decommissioned: ?
Fate:           Stricken (USN) 7/1/73; Sold 
                4/29/75 and broken up for scrap

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Subject: USS Benner (DDR-807) USS Myles C. Fox (DD-829) SAR March, 1951
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003
From: Orren Wagner

The two destroyers named above along with the aircraft carrier Coral Sea and the destroyers USS Hawkins (DD-873) and Dennis J Buckley (DDR-808) took part in (March of 1951) a SAR in the north Atlantic re a SAC USAF C-124 Globemaster that went down with 53 SAC personnel. There were no survivors. The crews of the Benner and Fox recovered the majority of the debris from the crash. For my brothers, myself and the 53 lost souls, I'd like to thank the crew members of the Benner and Fox, in particular, and those of the rest of the division that participated, for their efforts. If any crew member of those ships wishes to pass along their recollections of that mission, I'd like to hear from them.

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