THE WORLD WAR II ERA

This section of the USS Stephen Potter website was taken from the book:

USS Stephen Potter
The Story of DD538

Told from recollections of the men who served aboard the Potter
during World War II and later in the Korean Conflict

Compiled and edited by Lt. Wilson F. (Bill) Minor USNR (Ret.). This section is from the World War II Era.

The following officers were assigned to the STEPHEN POTTER at commissioning. They are listed by name, rank and home state.
Captain
Charles H. Crichton Commander USN Kansas
Executive Officer
James Veilis Lieutenant USN California
Ordnance
Bill Merrill (Dept. Head) Lieutenant USNR Ohio
Ed Gunderson Lieutenant USNR Oklahoma
Bill Minor Ensign USNR Louisiana
Malcolm Peters Ensign USNR Louisiana
Michael Sweeney Ensign USNR New York
Engineering
Rural Meadors (Dept. Head) Lieutenant JG USNR Virginia
Ed Widness Ensign USNR Connecticut
Henry Isbell Ensign USNR Nevada
Deck
John Rosenwald (Dept. Head) Lieutenant USNR New York
Art McDearmid Lieutenant JG USNR California
Gene Goudie Ensign USN Pennsylvania
Communications
Jack Underhill (Dept. Head) Ensign USNR California
Roy Bellin Ensign USNR Wisconsin
Dave Brown Ensign USNR New York
Supply
Bill Thomas (Dept. Head) Ensign USNR California
Medical
Bill Delaney MD (Dept. Head) Lieutenant JG USNR South Dakota
Officers who later served aboard the POTTER during WWII:
Joe Meridith Lieutenant USNR
Richard Wright Ensign USNR
Art Stanley Lieutenant USNR
Eugene Woolley Ensign USNR  
Sam Walters Lieutenant JG USNR
Gorman Ensign USNR