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1962 - USS Cusk (SS-348) Year by Year History

Crewmembers, Pictures and Memorabilia

In 1962 the Cusk was in WestPac which included a Cuban Missile Crisis deployment to the Yellow Sea south of Korea for a 28 day patrol.  Captain Campbell, CDR assumed command of the Cusk from LCDR W. T. Mawhiney.   Ports of call during this WestPac included a stop in Chin He, South Korea, two stops in Hong Kong for R&R and one in Kobe, Japan for training.  Other stops were made in Sasebo and Yokosuka, Japan, Okinawa, and Subic Bay, Philippines.

Click here to see a list of the Cusk crewmembers who came aboard in 1962

Cusk memorabilia and crew pictures from 1962 (Click on any item to see its full size):

Special publicity photo for the Cusk

Cusk submerging during a Dependents Cruise

Off the coast of Honolulu, 1962
(Photo courtesy of Herman Strickland)

Publicity photo near Pearl Harbor, 1962

Cusk being moored with the assistance of

two tug boats.  Location unknown

(Source of photo unknown)

Missile Center Photo

Jim Marchwinski, Jack Trommer and

Bill Hrbacek sit in the Missile Center

before its conversion to Sonar Room
(Photo courtesy of Jack Trommer)

"Aloha" Patch, 1962

This patch was created shortly after the

AN/BPQ-1 (XN-1) Regulus guidance

equipment was removed.  At the time, the

Cusk was home-ported in Pearl Harbor

(Information courtesy of Bill P. Hrbacek)

Cusk Christmas Card, 1962

Street scene in Kobe, Japan

Photo taken during the 1962 WestPac Cruise

1962 Reenlistments

James Marchwinski, ET2(SS), Billy Hrbacek, ET2(SS). Robert Geary (EM2(SS)

& Rodger Mesler, QMC(SS) while CO William Mawhiney looks on.

(Photo courtesy of Billy Hrbacek)

Overnight Liberty Card for Yokosuka, Japan

(Photo courtesy of Pat Meagher)

 

Street scene in Kobe, Japan

1962 WestPac Cruise

 

 

Crewmembers who served aboard the Cusk in 1962:

Last Name First & MI City State Rank/Rate Years on Board Eternal Patrol Date Comments
Aleman David Corpus Christi TX RM2(SS) 62 - 63 15 August 1998  
Andres Sixto     CS1(SS) 62    
Atchinson Les Auburn CA RM2(SS) 60 - 62 9 April 2016  
Barnes

George L "Barney Google"

    TMC(SS) 62 Date Unknown  
Bell Charles A Overland Park KS RM2(SS) 62    
Boak Jerry Detroit MI EM3(SS) 61 - 63 2002  
Berryhill Bob     ET3(SS) 61 - 63    
Boak Jerry Detroit MI EM3(SS) 61 - 63 2002  
Bolen Roger Corona CA SOSN(SS) 61 - 62    
Boles George     MM2(SS) 62 - 63    
Buchanan Buck Charleston SC ICFN(SS) 61 - 62    
Callihan Larry G Forsythe MO FTG2 62 - 63    
Carnes Jimmie R Fallbrook CA EMC(SS) 60 - 62    
Caudill Jim D Glade Valley CA FTG2(SS) 60 - 62    
Christensen Chris     ET2(SS) 61 - 63    
Chunn Kenneth E Cypress CA CS1(SS) 48 & 58 - 62    
Comstock, Jr. George Frank "Tiger" Mill Valley CA LCDR 62 - 64 28 December 1991 11th Captain of the Cusk
Cox George E     TM2(SS) 62    
Crosby Stuart W. Keizer OR IC3(SS) 61 - 63    
Cunningham Jack "Fish"     TM1(SS) 58 - 63 April 2008

Retired as TMCS(SS)

Czech Greg Martinez GA EN3(SS) 62 - 63 6 April 2013  
Duback Clyde L Vancouver WA TM3(SS) 60 - 63    
Fallatt, III Michael San Diego CA STS2(SS) 61 - 63 12 November 2006 Retired as STCM(SS)
Fellingham, Sr Robert W Roswell GA LT 60 - 62 7 January 2014  
Foster Idell R "Dad"     EN1(SS) 59 - 62 Date Unknown  
Foster, Jr Harold D     EN1(SS) 60 - 62    
Fraga Frank Zamarron Roanoke TX EMC(SS) 47 - 52 & 61 - 63 5 June 2007 Chief of the Boat on his second tour aboard Cusk
Fraley Larry L Las Vegas NV IC3(SS) 62 - 63 1 February 2008  
Franklin Larry Bruce Louisville KT LTJG 61 - 62    
Gaito Eugene     ENC(SS) 60 - 62 31 December 1991 Chief of the Boat
Geary Robert J "Little Mo"     EM2(SS) 59 - 62 14 September 2014  
Gerrish Clarence L     ETN2(SS) 62 - 63    
Gibson, Jr Robert Bryan "Bob" & "Hoot" Tionesta PA LT 58 - 62 & 64 - 66 26 March 2013 Supply, Weapons, Engineering & Navigation Officer
Gill Don Daly City CA TM3(SS) 61 - 62    
Goldstein Lawrence B "Larry" Annapolis MD LT 59 - 62   Navigation Officer
Gilliam Herbert D. Blue Ridge VA EN3(SS) 62 - 64 Date Unknown  

Charles F "Chuck" Harner, Jr.

  Vienna VA LT 60 - 63 1 March 2017

Engineering Officer

Harrison Coy E Gresham OR MMFN(SS) 62 - 63 23 March 2010  
Hrbacek Billy P Shelton WA ETR2(SS) 59 - 63   LPO for E Division. Advanced to ETCM & CWO2 on same day. Retired as CWO3(SS)
Huber Douglas     TM3(SS) 61 - 63    
Huer       EN1(SS) 61 - 62    
Johnson Ollie     SN3(SS) 61 - 63    
Johnson Donald E Fernley NV RMC(SS) 61 - 64    
Johnson Keith A     SOS3(SS) 62    
Kelly Gary     ET1(SS) 61 - 62   Qualified in less than six weeks
Kimball Jack S Sun City West AZ SOS2(SS) 61 - 64 20 August 2011  
Knox Thomas H "Tom" Wickenburg AZ YN1(SS) 61 - 62    
Kraus Roger Castro Valley CA QM2(SS) 62 - 63    
Laesch David W     MMFN(SS) 62 - 63    

Loewenhardt

Joseph H Honokaa HI EM2(SS) 60 - 63 7 August 2016 Died in an glider accident in Minden, Nevada
Lucier Robert Edward Vero Beach FL QM3(SS) 62 - 63    
Mallery, Sr Daniel S Walla Walla WA QM2(SS) 60 - 62    
Marchwinski James C. Wyoming MI ETR2(SS) 61 - 63 30 December 2002  
Marcum Claud "Mark" Wayne WV QM2(SS) 58 - 62    
Mawhiney William Thomas "Tom" Fallbrook CA CDR 60 - 62  

10th Captain of the Cusk

McCormick David "Nasty Mac" Murphysboro IL SOS2(SS) 61 - 63    
McCrae Gary     QM2(SS) 61 - 63    
McGrath David A.     EM3(SS) 61 - 62    
McKenzie Richard M "Mac" Port Orange FL QM1(SS) 59 - 62    
Meagher William Pat Weaverville CA TM2(SS) 61 - 62    
Mesler Rodger     QMC(SS) 62    
Mitchell Jerry     ICFN(SS) 62    
Montera Guy G     MMFN(SS) 62 - 63    
Myott Richard B "Dick" Centralia WA MM2(SS) 62    
Murphy Richard J. "Murf" Clearwater FL MM1(SS-DV) 62 - 64    
Oxrider James Santa Maria ID TM1(SS) 55 - 62   Retired as LT
Paskowitz Selwyn Sid Willow Street PA LTJG 61 - 63    
Penrod, Jr. William J South San Francisco CA EN3(SS) 60 - 62    
Pippen, Jr. Merrill Damon     ENS 60 - 62 1 January 1975

Electric Materiel Officer

Pollard, III Thomas T     ENS 62  

Electric Materiel Officer

Preston Melvin R     HM1(SS) 60 - 62 24 August 2002  
Radford Laurie D       62    
Rebuck Jim     ET1(SS) 61 - 62    
Rhoads Jerral E Fair Oaks  CA ETR3(SS) 62 - 63    
Rhodes Richard C "Dusty" Wheatfield IN EN3(SS) 59 - 62    
Robinson Stephen M "Robbie" Ocean Springs MS MMFN(SS) 62 - 63    
Safarik Delbert Leroy     EM2(SS) 62 - 63    
Saunders       EM1(SS) 61 - 62    
Schimel The Kid     TM2(SS) 61 - 62    
Sessions, II Thomas Franklin     LT 61 - 62   Communications Officer
Shreve George Port Charlotte FL YN1(SS) 62 - 63    
Smith George A     SN(SS) 62 - 63    
Spielman Gerald "Jerry" Yellville AK EN1(SS) 60 - 66 30 December 2015 Left Cusk in 1966 after volunteering to serve ashore in Vietnam.
Spivey James H "Jim" Goose Creek SC EN2(SS) 60 - 62    
Steed Charles W "Charlie" San Jose CA SO1(SS) 62 - 63    

Stevenson

Michael King "Mike" Lakeport CA ET2(SS) 61 - 63 22 November 2016  
Surman, Jr. William Vincent     LCDR 61 - 62 Date Unknown Executive Officer, Became CO of USS Tiru
Swift, Jr. Charles Justin Yacolt WA LT 61 - 65    
Terney Edward C     YNC(SS) 62    
Trommer Jack Bedford NH ET2(SS) 61 - 63    
Tucker Richard Gary Oldtown ID MM1(SS) 60 - 62 31 December 2014  
Wilson John C     RMCM(SS) 60 - 64 2 January 2013  
Woods Robert E Pueblo West CO EMCS(SS) 62    

If you have any information, pictures, history, or crewmember names/information from the Cusk in 1962 (or any year), please contact the Cusk Webmaster. Thanks!


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This page was last updated: 01/31/17