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1950 - USS Cusk Year by Year History

The Cusk was back in the San Francisco area for more maintenance and repairs.  She continued launching several missiles including surpassing her 68th launch.  That same year a movie was being made about her accomplishments.  The movie was called "The Flying Missile" and starred Glenn Ford.  To see more about the movie and some related posters and pictures, click here or on the "Flying Missile Movie" link.

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Click here to see a list of the Cusk crewmembers who came aboard in 1950

Movie Poster from "The Flying Missile"

(Picture courtesy of Tom Roseland)

The Cusk works her way through the fog in San Francisco Bay fog, December 7, 1950

(US Navy photo)

San Francisco Bay fog, December 7, 1950

(US Navy photo)

Newspaper article about the Cusk movie "The Flying Missile"

(Article courtesy of Tom Roseland)

Publicity photo with hanger and ramp

(Picture courtesy of Zeke Zellmer)

The Cusk in San Francisco Bay fog, December 7, 1950

(US Navy photo)

USS Cusk Softball Team, 1949 - 1950

(Photo courtesy of Jack "Sam" Dunnaway)

USS Cusk Softball Team, 1949 - 1950

(Photo courtesy of Jack "Sam" Dunnaway)

USS Cusk Softball Team, 1949 - 1950

(Photo courtesy of Jack "Sam" Dunnaway)

 

Crewmembers who served aboard the Cusk in 1950:

Last Name First & MI City State Rank/Rate Years on Board Eternal Patrol Date Comments
Aldrich Chadwick J     ENFA(SS) 49 - 51    
Ancinec Henry Joseph Alpine CA QMC(SS) 47 - 51 25 July 2008  
Anderson Ralph Walter La Mesa CA TM3(SS) 50 - 51 30 May 2012  
Anderson Robert G     CS3(SS) 50 - 53 Date Unknown  
Ash Vincent John Bradford MA TM3(SS) 49 - 50 15 February 1974  
Baker Garrett E "Lightning" Ft. Worth TX RM2(SS) 50 - 55    
Bangal Francisco Bloomington CA EN3(SS) 50 13 March 2010  
Barry Robert O     SN(SS) 50 - 52    
Bateman Arnold Frederick Kansas City MO TM2(SS) 50 - 52 1 August 1987  
Bauman Joseph W     ENC(SS) 50 - 53    
Baxley Ben Cupertino CA LT 50 Date Unknown  
Beals Theodore W Winter Haven FL QM2(SS) 50 - 51    
Bell Robert L Clovis CA EMFN(SS) 49 - 52 Date Unknown  
Berg Harold Andrew Orangevale CA EMC(SS) 50 - 51 7 March 2012  
Borchardt Charles O     ET1(SS) 50 - 52    
Boushley, Jr. Charles "Charlie" Mesa AZ EM2(SS) 48 - 51    
Brinkerhoff Jack O Traverse  City MI SOSN(SS) 50 - 53    
Brown Robert E     QM3(SS) 50 - 51    
Bryant Gladis     SD2(SS) 50 - 51    
Bucknell, III Howard LaJolla CA LT 49 - 52 1 October 1986 Guided Missile Officer
Burgess Charles William     EM1(SS) 49 - 51    
Burke Alfred Irving     HMC(SS) 47 - 51    
Burrett Lyle R     YN1(SS) 50 - 51    
Cannady John J     SN(SS) 49 - 51    
Carkeek Norman J Tacoma WA EN3(SS) 49 - 51    
Cobb Harold N     SN(SS) 49 - 51 1963  Passed shortly after being commissioned
Coffman James P     CS1(SS) 49 - 50    
Comperini Robert Dominic Appleton WI EN3(SS) 49 - 52 1 December 2015  
Cox George E     ET1(SS) 49 - 50 Date Unknown  
Dawdy Joseph N     TM2(SS) 50 - 51    
Dexter Robert Royal West Topsham VT ENC(SS) 48 - 51 18 December 1991  
Dietrich Kermit H Waconia MN TM3(SS) 49 - 50    
Dixon Harold "Doc"     HMC(SS) 50 - 52 6 April 1975  
Dobbs Robert I     SA(SS) 49 - 51    
Donovan Emmett William "Pappy"     ENC(SS) 50 - 53 31 January 1974  
Draper, Jr. Edward Commodore "Ed" Port Orchard WA EN2(SS) 47 - 51 11 August 1994  
Dunaway Jack H "Sam" Hurley NM ET3(SS) 49 - 51    
Dussinger Marvin L     EM3(SS) 50 - 51    
Easley William E Salem IL TM2(SS) 50 15 March 1990  
Essler, Jr. Clifford M Mt. Pleasant NC LCDR 50 March 2000 Executive Officer
Farruggia Carl J     FA 49 - 50    
Ferguson William G     SA 49 - 50    
Finlan Harold Joseph     ENC(SS) 47 - 50    
Finley Doyle Bruce Oceanside CA RMC(SS) 50 - 51 23 February 2007  
Fouts William L     CS2(SS) 50 - 53    
Fraga Frank Zamarron Roanoke TX EMC(SS) 47 - 52 & 61 - 63 5 June 2007 Chief of the Boat on his second tour aboard Cusk
Franklin Gordon Scott San Diego CA ENFN(SS) 50 - 52 7 August 1982  
French John Marrion     CSC(SS) 49 - 52 Date Unknown  
Gamer, Jr. Louis E Glastonbury CT SN(SS) 48 - 51    
Ghiselin John Shankland "Red" Bremerton WA END1(SS) 50 - 53  18 July 2000 Received commission later in career and retired as LCDR
Gilbert Ted C     FN(SS) 48 - 52    
Goodman Robert Burnley     EN1(SS) 50 - 52    
Graham Herbert William     RM1(SS) 46 - 53 Date Unknown Plankowner
Green Harold W Oceanside CA   50    
Green Jack H     SN(SS) 50 - 51    
Guarasci Silvio Frank Port Orchard WA TM2(SS) 49 - 52    
Hagerdon Lester F     GMD2(SS) 50 - 51    
Hakin David L Springfield OR RM3(SS) 48 - 51 Date Unknown  
Hamilton, Jr. G Wayne     SA(SS) 49 - 50    
Hammond J R     LTJG 50 Date Unknown  

Walter F Hanau

  Chicago IL SN(SS) 50 - 51 10 March 2013  
Hannon Robert E "Stretch" Minneapolis MN QM2(SS) 50 14 September 1994  
Harlow George Urban Ash Flat AZ SO2(SS) 49 - 53 16 September 2014  
Harris William B     QMSN(SS) 50 - 51    
Harris William J     EM2(SS) 49 - 50    
Hartman Lowell M     CS3(SS) 50 - 51    
Hervey Roy A     CSSN(SS) 50 - 52    
Hodnett William Lee Mt. Aukum CA RMC(SS) 50 - 51    
Holton Donald C Washington NC SO3(SS) 49 - 51    
Hoffman Albert Lawrence Hampton VA EN1(SS) 49 - 53 13 July 1991  
Hord Paul O     QM1(SS) 47 - 52 Date Unknown  
Huckings Joseph Q     EMP3(SS) 50 - 52    
Hughes John W     QM1(SS) 49 - 50    

Humphries, James M "Hump"

      EN3(SS) 50 - 52 24 October 1987  
Hunt Thomas J     EMFN(SS) 48 - 51    
Jerbert Arthur H North Stonington MA LCDR 50  24 July 2010  
Jones Floyd J     QM2(SS) 50 12 March 1993  
Kane James R     EM2(SS) 49 - 53 Date Unknown  
Kennedy Robert E San Diego CA EN1(SS) 46 - 50   Plankowner
Knapp Gerald Grand Rapids MN RM1(SS) 63 - 64    

Maurice J "Dusty" Knight

  Portland OR SA(SS) 48 - 50 1 April 2016 Retired as CWO and then spent 6 years in the Army.
Kokeas Christopher L "Nick" San Diego CA EN1(SS) 50 - 52 2 July 1996  
Lehman Leonard Frank     EM3(SS) 49 - 51 15 April 1986  
Leo Leonard Portland OR ETC(SS) 49 - 51 29 July 2011  
Little, IV Tommie M     EN2(SS) 48 - 50    
Longnecker Everett Glenn San Diego CA EM1(SS) 46 - 47 & 50 - 51 22 February 1987 Plankowner
Mahin Jack Burton Carmichael CA EN1(SS) 46 - 50 2 January 2005 Plankowner
Mahoney George Henry "Mac" San Diego CA LT 50   Executive Officer
Marcum Claud "Mark" Ft. Gray WV QM2(SS) 50 - 53    
Martin Alton Dewitt     EM1(SS) 50 - 51 16 May 1991  
McAninch Frank L     YN1(SS) 49 - 50    
McDowell Robert H Akron OH TM3(SS) 49 - 50    
McHugh Vincent J     ET2(SS) 50    
McKeever E V     LTJG 50    
Merrill, Jr Arthur Q Visalia CA EMFN(SS) 48 - 50 6 January 2015  
Mortenson, Jr Everett Theodore Roseburg OR EN3(SS) 50 - 51 18 April 2002  
Munson Clair W. "Bill"     SN(SS) 50 - 52 4 March 2016  
Murray, Jr Earl A     SO3(SS) 46 - 52 Date Unknown Plankowner
Newhouse Donald L     SN(SS) 48 - 50    
O'Neill, Jr William F Baltimore MD YN1(SS) 48 - 50 24 July 1992  
Page, Jr Harold M Tucson AZ QM3(SS) 48 - 50 21 February 2015  
Paul Kenneth H M     CSSN(SS) 50 - 51    
Peckenpaugh Ray M Cottage Grove OR EN3(SS) 50 - 52 4 November 2014  
Pence Enoch William     EMC(SS) 49 - 50 1 June 1986  
Pierson Irwin Bruce Bremerton WA EM2(SS) 50 - 52   Retired as LCDR
Prather Robert E     SN(SS) 48 - 50    
Provancha, Jr Earl W     QM1(SS) 49 - 50    
Quigley Joseph     RM3(SS) 48 - 50 30 March 1998  
Quinlivan, Jr Frank B El Cajon CA TM1(SS) 49 - 53 1 December 2009  
Ragland Paul F     SD2(SS) 48 - 50    
Ray Valton L "Val" Harrells NC CS2(SS) 50 - 51 29 May 2001  
Richard James Everard Virginia Beach VA EN1(SS) 50 - 51 10 September 2005  
Rives John L     SD3(SS) 49 - 52    
Roberts, Jr Charles S "Robby" Damascus MD TM3(SS) 50 - 51    
Ronne John R     SN(SS) 50 - 51    
Rutherford Charles Barclay Folly Beach SC EN1(SS) 50 9 January 2012  
Sainato C F       50    
Saldivar Edmund Saldivar Vallejo CA RMC(SS) 49 - 50 2 March 2007  
Sanders Richard William San Diego CA EN1(SS) 47 - 51 31 July 2003  
Sanders W C     EMFN(SS) 49 - 50    
Saunders Paul Golden "Swish" Dunnellon FL GMGC(SS) 46 - 51 Date Unknown Plankowner, Chief of the Boat, One of the most decorated enlisted men in the US Navy
Schurr Kenneth M     RMSN(SS) 49 - 52    
Schroeder Charles Tory     GM1(SS) 49 - 50 8 October 1995  
Schwartz Harold Ray "Hal" Groton CT TM1(SS) 46 - 50 19 February 2006 Plankowner
Senior Harry B Orange Park FL SDC(SS) 46 - 52    
Sheets Kirby Laverne Kilgore TX TM3(SS) 50 2 April 1998  
Shippee James Kenneth     GM2(SS) 50 - 52    
Slaughter Harry J     SA(SS) 49 - 50    
Smith Austin J     EM2(SS) 50 - 51    
Smith Eugene Edgar "Smitty" Vallejo CA EMC(SS) 48 - 52 29 June 1980  
Smith Frank W     SA(SS) 50 - 51    
Smith

Leroy Ralph

Long Beach CA TM3(SS) 46 - 51 7 November 2003 Plankowner
Smith Lyle R. Bakersfield CA   50    
Smith Robert L     CS3(SS) 50 - 51    
Southern Theodore C "Gunner"     GMC(SS) 50 Date Unknown  
Speed Laverne Wright "Vern"     TM1(SS) 49 - 52 11 March 2006 Later commissioned and retired as LT
Staggs Harold Earl Azusa CA TM1(SS) 50 - 51    
Stewart Gregory G     SA(SS) 48 - 50    
Sweeney Miles Joseph     RM1(SS) 50 - 51    
Sykes Donald T     ET2(SS) 49 - 50    
Talago Joe Shepherds Town WV LTJG 50    
Thomas Edmond Frank Gainesville TX ENC(SS) 49 - 50 19 October 1999  
Thompson Joseph Douglas Manteca CA YNC(SS) 50 - 51 1 December 1995  
Toni Alfio San Francisco CA EMFN(SS) 50 - 53 4 June 2010  
Tucker Frederick Birchfield     CDR 49 - 51   4th Captain of the Cusk
Turnidge William D "Wild Bill" Bloomington IL FN(SS) 48 - 50 1 December 1993  
Ullman Robert W Chula Vista CA EM1(SS) 50 - 51 24 March 2003 Retired as CDR
Waldeck Robert Martin "Bob" Groton CT EM1(SS) 47 - 50 15 July 2007  
Walker Charles W Marydel MD FC3(SS) 46 - 50 2 June 2010 Plankowner
Webster Douglas Alan     FCC(SS) 47 - 52 5 August 1988  
Weyenberg Richard J "Dick" Kimberly WI FN(SS) 48 - 52 20 September 2003  
White Earl R. "Dick" Hesperia CA SN(SS) 49 - 50 2015  
White L R     LTJG 50    
Wilcome Thomas F     SN(SS) 48 - 50    
Wiley Edward James "Jim" Auburn CA SN(SS) 49 - 52  Date Unknown  
Wilkie James P "Jim" San Diego CA SN(SS) 50 - 51 1 August 2003  
Yates W K     LTJG 50    

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This page was last updated: 01/31/17