2/9/00: This guestbook serves as a place to add information about the Terror and request information on former crew members whereabouts. Please use this as a forum to expand and enhance the overall utility of this site. I reserve the right to delete anything I feel is inappropriate to the goals of this site. This was discontinued in 2005 due to a flood of SPAM. Please use the comment or feedback to send information about the site.
Date: 2/11/00 Time: 6:03:04 PM
Comments: My father, Edward J Walsh served aboard the USS Terror and was very excited to see this site which I found while just browsing, he and my mother have been attending the reunions. He is not online however if anyone would like to contact him I would be glad to forward any and all mail. Thank You Dennis Walsh email@example.com
Date: 2/19/00 Time: 9:39:42 PM
Comments: I found this just by searching the NET… My dad was on the Terror George E. Metzger If anyone would like to get in touch with him His Address is 24 Eldridge St. East Northport NY 11731 516-499-4131 My e-mail address is zofiaM@peoplepc.com
It was a blast looking at this page , I printed most of it and will be reproducing it for him
You guys are the Best… You Saved the World !!!!
Date: 3/2/00 Time: 11:21:20 PM
Comments: My father (Kent Leeper) was on this ship on May 1, 1945. Some 27 years and 9 days later, I flew with the US Air Force in a wave of planes to Hanoi, North Vietnam to assist our POW’s stationed at the Hanoi Hilton!
May 10 of 1972 was the biggest air battle of the Vietnam War–we lost more planes & shot down more Migs than any other day against N Vietnam!
Tom Leeper firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 4/2/00 Time: 11:37:35 AM
Comments: Colin: The recent request for a mine patch might suggest that Terror’s web site begin a “lucky bag” to tell about where historical information and memorabilia might be acquired.
Frank Anderson, Terrorist
Date: 4/18/00 Time: 2:39:59 PM
Comments: My name is Charles R. McClosky. I boarded the USS Terror on Sept. 7, 1943, served aboard her until June 1st, 1944 as a baker. I live in Annapolis, MD. I am in touch with the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, ref. the model of the Terror which was started by Lt. Ed Doty in California. We are in hoping the model will be completed some time this year. Phone no. 410-266-3681, e-mail address email@example.com
Date: 4/23/00 Time: 12:03:33 PM
Comments: hi just noted some pictures of the USS Terror last picture on page says pearl harbor 1945 not right terror was in Mare Island in June of that year being repaired . it did not sail again till August of that year. I first came on board June 7 of that year F Schmaling
Date: 4/23/00 Time: 2:37:46 PM
Comments: Fred’s right on the June ’45 business. Tail end of August ’45 is a fairly good bet. A. Ryan
Date: 5/4/00 Time: 1:59:04 AM
Comments: Great web site! My father, Daniel Ivler, served aboard the Terror. If anyone knew him, or has any photos of him at that time, please contact me. Thank you all. Richard Ivler firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 5/8/00 Time: 6:35:46 PM
Comments: This is a nice web site. My father is Peter J. Keenan he served on the Terror from 1942-1946. I have some pictures that I can send. Who do I send them to via the internet.
Barbara K. Brooks BarbyBoo72 @aol.com
Date: 5/15/00 Time: 6:59:28 AM
Comments: I got this in an e-mail from Dick Perry. I thought you may find this interesting. His e-mail address is in the roster. – Colin Ringleib
I was really a short timer aboard the Terror, and do not remember any ones names. I was in the engineering division. The only name I recall was my boss, his name was Higganbotham Momm1/c I boxed him on the aft deck during a match we had, on the way back to Okinawa from Treasure Island after being hit in May. The info provided regards to the Terror was super interesting although in some areas my memory conflicts with some of the information provided. For Example during the second typhoon, at Okinawa the Terror was anchored along side a ship, I presume it was the USS PATOKA ( AO-9) and some time during the storm the TERROR Tried to back away from the anchorage and she backed into the anchor chain, which wrapped around the propeller. In doing so the port drive shaft of the TERROR broke and destroyed many of the bearings. I recall this as sea station was in the shaft alley, and I saw the broken shaft. The documents said that the Terror suffered only slight damage . I remember this very distinctly as I was transferred to the YMS 388 at this point as we were told the TERROR was returning to the states. This was October 1945. I also recall that during this period the “ FLAG” was Rear Admiral Struble. We received an Admirals citation for rescuing people from the USS DORSEY just after the Typhoon. Thank you for responding Dick Perry F 1/c 286 47 99 Ex TERROR CREW MEMBER July 1945 – October 1945
Date: 6/17/00 Time: 4:01:54 PM
Comments: I served on the USS Terror from 1942 until August 1945 as a Fire Controlmen Second Class. I’m presently retired and living in California.
Clement F. Avila 6536 Embarcadero Drive # 11 Stockton, CA 95219-3349
Date: 6/18/00 Time: 8:20:09 AM
Comments: For Clement Avila — Your name has been added and your copy of the roster is in the mail. Thanks !! Allie Ryan
Date: 10/18/00 Time: 5:48:52 PM
Comments: MY DAD, JESSE W. HARMON SERVED ON THE TERROR FROM ABOUT 1942-45. I GREW UP LOOKING AT THE PICTURE OF THE TERROR THAT YOU HAVE ON YOUR HOME PAGE. IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE ADD HIM TO YOUR REGISTER. HIS HOME ADDRESS IS 319 MILLER AVENUE- WEST POINT,MS-39773. HE ALSO HAS PICTURES OF HIMSELF BEING DRESSED IN A DIVING SUIT AND HE AND HIS BUDDIES HAVING FUN WITH HULA GIRLS. I WILL BE CHECKING THIS SIGHT FOR HIM SO THAT I CAN PASS ON ANY UPDATED INFO THAT YOU GUYS HAVE. THANKS FOR MAKING THE WORLD BETTER. JIM HARMON
P.S HE IS NOT ON-LINE BUT I CAN FORWARD E-MAILS TO HIM—- JAMES C HARMON@BRYANFOODS.com
Date: 11/2/00 Time: 10:59:11 AM
Comments: My Father Arthur S Brewer served aboard the Terror ’44 – ’45. He pasted away October 26, 2000. If anyone knew him and has any stories to tell pleas contact me. I would like to pass them along to his grandchildren. Also has anyone gone through the process of obtaining replacement medals? I am building display box for my son and would like to include them along with his flag from the funeral and pictures.
Mark A Brewer email@example.com 406 e 9th #20 Newberg OR 97132
Date: 11/13/00 Time: 11:03:42 PM
Comments: This site is terrific. I have been trying to research my fathers ship and this site and allie, have been most helpful.
Date: 12/16/00 Time: 12:54:22 AM
Comments: THANKS TO MR. RYAN IN RETURNING MY EMAIL, I CAN LEARN AND SEE PICTURES OF MY DADS SHIP AS WELL AS SOME OF HIS SHIPMATES. MY DAD ALBIN COMBS ARRIVED ON BOARD IN JULY 1943 AS AN ELECTRICIANS MATE 2/C IN THE E DIVISION. I HAVE HEARD SO MANY STORIES ABOUT ALOT OF HIS SHIPMATES AND THE SHIP. ALBIN IS STILL LIVING, BUT DOES NOT HAVE A COMPUTER, IF ANY OF HIS SHIPMATES THAT REMEMBER ALBIN AND WOULD LIKE TO WRITE HIM, HIS ADDRESS IS 1775 GUYNN ROAD PAINT LICK, KY. 40461 DAD WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. IF YOU WANT TO SEND ANY INFO, YOU CAN SEND TO ME AND I WILL FORWARD ON TO HIM. firstname.lastname@example.org I WOULD APPRECIATE IT AS MUCH AS HE WOULD! AGAIN THANK YOU MR. RYAN FOR THIS INFO. JOE COMBS
Date: 12/27/00 Time: 3:35:23 PM
Comments: My grandfather, the late Clarence G. Ziehmer served on the USS Terror during WWII (not certain of the exact dates, however he served as a radar technician and was on the ship during the kamikaze attack.
I am extremely grateful to my grandfather, yourself and the rest of the WWII generation that was responsible for defeating the Axis and in effect…save the world.
In addition, I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to develop this wonderful site to recognize your crewmates of the USS Terror!
Brett Ponton Lincoln, Nebraska email@example.com
Date: 12/30/00 Time: 10:24:04 PM
Comments: I’m looking for information on STAKICH, Mike John 282 93 75 CWT(PA)USN. He is my girlfriends great grandfather, his two daughters are still alive. He was wounded on May 1, 1945 and later died of his wounds on May 5, 1945. That is pretty much all we know about his time on the USS Terror. What we would like to know, is where he was laid to rest. We have no idea where his body is. All the death certificate says is in the Pacific area. Would also like to hear from anyone who knew him and or was with him before at or after the attack on May 1st. Thanks so much for your help, any information will be great. thanks again Jim Pelzman
Date: 2/14/01 Time: 9:37:07 AM
Comments: Charlie Hightower served on LCI-449 in February 1945 during the Iwo Jima pre-invasion engagement and received aid from the USS Terror after his ship was damaged. He would appreciate hearing from Terror crew members who have recollections of him, his ship or crew members. I will relay any communication. Tom Scott email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2/24/01 Time: 8:20:36 PM
Comments: Great web-site–lots of inter-action I’m proud to say my father Louis Grassi served aboard in 44’and 45′. He passed away in 8/99, but I know he would have enjoyed this web site. We often talked about our Navy experiences his during WW11 and mine during Vietnam. If anyone knew my father (1st division) I’d appreciate a hello and a short story. my e-mail address is email@example.com
Date: 5/9/01 Time: 4:40:06 AM
Comments: My uncle Argus Stephens served aboard Terror during WW2, he was killed during kamikaze attack on May1,1945. My mom,his sister, would love to hear from anyone who knew him an maybe have pics of him.Any info would be greatly appreciated. contact firstname.lastname@example.org thank you for this wonderful site
Date: 5/29/01 Time: 12:26:05 PM
Comments: This is a fine web site and an outstanding resource for those of us who are a full generation removed from the events of WWII. I hope that Terror’s crew will continue to supply stories and photographs.
On a related note, I hope that no one from Terror will mind if I request information about another ship in Terror’s group, USCGC Bibb. My grandfather served on Bibb and there may be some good photographs of Bibb at Karema Retto taken by crewmembers of USS Terror. (I probably do not need to add this, but: Bibb was a 327ft cruising cutter. It will have a continuous, boxy superstructure, one funnel, two masts, and a 5″ gun mount fore and aft. The hull number is 31).
Thanks for maintaining this great web site and unit history.
Mike Diehl email@example.com
Date: 8/22/2001 Time: 1:58:57 AM
Comments: Great site! My Dad, Carl Richard Carey served on the Terror from July of 43 to December of 44. He became chief electrician and worked in the engine room. I love hearing the old storied he has to say about his experiences during the war.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org since my father was in the same division as your father. I do not know how to get in touch with you.
Date: 8/31/2001 Time: 11:00:30 AM
Comments: Excellent Website. My Father (Frank Steele) was on the USS Terror from early 1943, until the Okinawa attack in mid-1945. He was wounded in that attack and briefly rejoined the USS Terror thereafter before being discharged.
My father is currently living in Harwinton, Connecticut, and he and I would love to hear from any crewmembers from that time period, specifically any who knew my father and had memories to share. My e-mail address is as follows: email@example.com
Date: 1/4/2002 Time: 10:10:08 PM
Comments: My Grandfather was on the Terror and we as a family know very little about the way he died on the ship . If there is anyone that has any information about Harold Allison our family would be forever grateful! I think this is a wonderful site and I wish that there was more information on the crew that served on board the Terror. Thanks for putting this site together! firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 1/11/2002 Time: 9:57:18 PM
Comments: My husband’s grandfather Wallace E. Boers served aboard the Terror. We do not know anything about the time he served and would be extremely grateful if someone had any information or pictures that they could send us. Mr. Boers passed away in December. Thank you for your wonderful website.
You can reach me at email@example.com
Thank you, Cindy Diaz
Date: 2/1/2002 Time: 2:55:52 PM
Comments: My brother, Luther Monroe (Buck) Hillman served on the USS Terror in WWII in the south Pacific. He was a signalman. He was thrown off the signalman’s deck during a typhoon and was injured. I, Frank Hillman am a younger brother to Buck and served in the USAF during the Korean War. I talked to Theo Yates today on the telephone who was a shipmate of Buck. He served in the lower deck of the ship. I also have an official navy photograph of the USS Terror which I would be happy to submit. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 2/11/2002 Time: 1:55:40 PM
Comments: I FEEL THAT THIS SITE IS PROBABLY THE BEST CONTACT FOR FORMER CREWMATES….I ENJOY EVERY PART OF IT. IN REFERENCE TO JIM PELZMAN’S REQUEST FOR INFO CONCERNING CHIEF MIKR JOHN STAKICH AND HIS PASSING AND BURIAL LOCATION, I WOULD LIKE TO E-MAIL HIM….OR WITH YOUR PERMISSION I WILL GO THROUGH YOU ……JACK HYNES….JACK REO @ MSN.COM
Date: 3/5/2002 Time: 9:11:25 AM
Comments: My father, Charles Franklin Birch, Coxswain was aboard the USS Terror sometime in late 1944 and was there (or so I am told) until he was transferred for temporary duty on the USS Waters sometime in February 1945. He was killed during the action at Iowa Jima on 22 Feb. 45. I would like to know if any of his crew members remember him and could tell me anything about him while serving with him. I have found out some of the particulars about his death from the USS Waters crew member Curt Black. Any thing you could tell me would be appreciated. My sister and I would be thankful. We could leave some of his memory to our children and grandchildren. My name is Joyce (Birch) Halberstadt and email is Halfcity@aol.com thanks
Date: 3/13/2002 Time: 8:59:40 PM
Comments: My Father server on board the Terror From at least 10/2/43 to 6/1/45. Is there a complete list of crew? I don’t see his name or the names of three other shipmates he mentions in his diary. My father past away in 79, But mother is still alive. I made a copy of ships log for her. His name: Arthur Sylvia. He was first class P.O. Chief Carpenter on board.
Please e-mail me any info. Put USS Terror in subject box so I don’t delete by mistake. Thanks Art
Please contact me at email@example.com since I do not know how to get in touch with you since you left no e-mail address in your message.
Date: 3/14/2002 Time: 7:14:04 AM
Date: 5/12/2002 Time: 5:19:18 PM
Comments: Was so glad to find this site today. My uncle, John A. Eppig, Jr. was killed aboard the USS Terror in 1945. Our family has never known too much about his burial site or any other details. If anyone knew him could they please let me know. My poor grandmother never got over his death, she never had closure. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Date: 6/1/2002 Time: 12:22:03 PM
Comments: I was a short timer and a johnny come lately to the Terror, however, I remember a lot of my shipmates names. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. I have been in contact with Allie Ryan for couple of years, Herschel Thomas FN1- my e-mail address is Joaquinhat@ev1,net. I enjoy browsing the web site! Good work!
Date: 7/22/2002 Time: 8:24:31 PM
Comments: My father was on the USS Terror. His name is Tom Duke. He had a very good friend who was Killed there. His name was Harold H. Allison, Seaman 1st class. He would like to hear from any one who knew Him. we tried to answer the message from email@example.com but the e-mail wont go through. He can be reached by my E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org we hope to here from you.
thanks Jeff Duke
Date: 8/1/2002 Time: 8:56:28 PM
Comments: My grandfather, Gifford G. Briggs served as a Mine Man first class. The USS Terror was the first ship that he served on. He came aboard during 1943. He’s never cared for computers but when I pulled up the site he sat here for hours looking at it. He has a watercolor that he produced while in Pearl Harbor. If you would like to add it to your site E-mail me at Eagle21@fuse.net. Thank you very much for making this site.
Date: 8/3/2002 Time: 2:05:45 AM
Comments: My father served on the USS Terror and I would like to hear from anybody that knew him or served with him. His name was Willis Brown. Also I would like to know if there is anyway to get his medals replaced. You can write me at email@example.com. Thank you for any information
Date: 11/18/2002 Time: 9:29:58 AM
Comments: My grandfather served aboard the LCI 449 which off loaded many of its casualties onto the Terror at Iwo Jima on Feb17, 1945 two days before the Marines hit the beaches. Please contact me as I am trying to meet all men involved with my grandfather and his shipmates. I would be honored to make contact. Name is Dennis Blocker and my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org Men of the Terror please respond
Date: 7/4/2003 Time: 8:21:46 AM
Comments: My father, Leon Dupler, served on the Terror in 1945 and ’46. He lives in Morton, Texas. He is alive and doing great. I put a scrapbook together for he and my mom with all their stuff from the war. I will get it and send in some pictures and info they have. I am very excited to find your website and learn about the ship. I will find out his rank and specific dates when he served. I can’t wait to show him the information I have found here. My name is Susan Sears – email@example.com Thanks for putting this site together.
Date: 7/11/2003 Time: 7:30:15 PM
Comments: Great Website! I traveled from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor on the USS Terror in early 1944. After a few weeks of Radar operators school I boarded the Destroyer USS Coghlan DD606, my home for the next 23 months. The ship earned four battle/operation stars while I was aboard: Siapan, Tinnian, Leyete, Luzon.
Knut Wefald Rdm 3/c
Date: 10/14/2003 Time: 6:03:07 PM
Comments: My Father Harry T Garland served on the USS Terror, he was on the ship when it was attacked in May. He told me storys of his time in the Navy and on the ship. He often told me about the day when the ship was attacked and the difference of him being alive was a matter of feet. My father passed away in November 1999, he did not see this web site BUT I am glad that I did. It’s not often we can see what our loved ones did in there day, I felted honored to attend his 50th graduation aniversary from Frankford High in Philadelphia Pa. To listen to those storys and to see friendships. I would like to say THANK-YOU to all of you who served this great country of ours, ALL OF YOU are truly HEROS!! Thank you and GOD Bless.
Harry T. Garland III HTGIII@msn.com
Date: 10/24/2003 Time: 1:50:17 PM
Comments: My father, Curtis L. Rommereim, served on the USS Terror in 1945 as a signalman and survived the kamikaze attack. I don’t know much more, he had photos of his time on the beach and a copy of the ships history, but never talked about it. He passed away in 1988. thank you, Dave Rommereim firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 5/14/2004 Time: 9:21:23 PM
Comments: First, let me thank you for producing this site. Anyone who at any time time in the past served on this great ship will feel the same. My name is Frank Denton. I served on the Terror for a brief period between 1943 and 1945 as a Radioman assigned to the Rear Ardmiral who was Commander of Minecraft in the Pacific, and U S S Terror being the flagship. I was on duty in the radio shack when the suicide plane dove into the superstructure resulting in many deaths and damage to the ship. When the Terror sailed back to California for repairs, several of us were temporarily assigned to duty in Hawaii, until the ship returned, at which time we came back aboard and returned to Okinawa (in time to enjoy a hurricane) and eventually to Sasebo, Japan, for some time. Two of my best friends aboard were Tex Stuteville (Flag) and Dewey Hooks (Ship’s Company). I plan to e mail several individuals who have left e mail addresses earlier. I am a retired minister. Following retirement, I entertain as a song writer and singer, poet, and encourager to retires. Frank Denton “The Country Poet” email@example.com www.countrypoet.com
Date: 6/18/2004 Time: 4:02:59 PM
Comments: My Dad, Autie Fitzhugh Kelley was stationed on board with the USS Terror during the war. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1990. So glad to see this site and touch briefly the memories of him and the ship. Thanks, Autie Fitzhugh Kelley, III
Date: 9/17/2004 Time: 1:16 PM
Comments: Great website and a lot of work in it. Thanks…my uncle, William Hawkin (W.H.) Cohen served on the USS Terror. He was one of the ones killed on May 1st, ’45. Thanks again. Teresa Bryan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 11/1/2004 Time: 5:08 PM
Comments: my grandfather served onboard the USS Terror during World War II. His
my grandfather served onboard the USS Terror during World War II. His name was John Paul Benda. He met his lifeling friend Danny Asenze while onboard. My grandfather passed away on October 13 and I’d like to add his name and his friend Danny’s to your website. Are their names on your roster?
Coming from a current sailor, I think your website is wonderful. Thank you very much.
John A. Benda LTJG USN CPR7 N3A Nipr: email@example.com Sipr: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 11/4/2004 Time: 3:15:44 PM
Comments: I really am happy I found this site. The USS Terror is the ship my first cousin lost his life on May 01, 1945, @ 0400–This devastated our family. I was only 9 then and remember how everyone grieved. Harry was his name and he was loved by all who knew him. Helen Staten Arnold
Date: 12/23/2004 Time: 12:00:31 PM
Comments: I lost an uncle by the name Leonard Snowberry on the Terror. My mother gave me his funeral home records and I found out what ship he was on. I just received it this morning. She was never sure what the name of the ship was. I will show her this valuable web site tomorrow. I really do appreciate knowing more about how he was killed in the war.
P.J. Rodgers 433 North “B” St. Charleston IL. 61920 217-348-7939 email@example.com
Date: 1/8/2005 Time: 8:38:38 PM
Comments: I AM GLAD I FOUND THIS WEB SITE. MY FATHER SERVED ON THE USS TERROR AND USS BULLARD. HE IS ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT HIS SHIP BUDDIES. ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THEM, TRYING TO LOCATE THEM. MY FATHER IS DONALD E. CUMMINGS. IF ANYONE REMEMBERS HIM AND WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT HIM, PLEASE E-MAIL ME (MY NAME IS CONSTANCE). MY EMAIL IS: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am sure my father would dearly appreciate and love to hear from anyone from the Terror.
Thank you and God Bless, Constance Cummings-Heyerma
Date: 2/11/2005 Time: 11:19:39 PM
Comments: I was very happy to find your great site as we have been researching the ships my Dad, O.J. Rask, served on. He died in 1984. I would enjoy hearing from any shipmates who remember my Dad during his time on the Terror. (email: email@example.com) I also have a number of pictures that I will try to get put on a CD so I can send them to you for posting. Fortunately he was really good about writing on the back so we know when/where the pics were taken!
Kathi (Rask) Redding
Date: 3/10/2005 Time: 8:56:13 AM
Comments: My brother, Donald William Winter, served on the Terror and was drowned at Yorktown, Va in April of 1943. His body was escorted home by a fellow seaman, Duane Liggett, from Indiana. If any one remembers Bill or Duane, please send details to me.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org since I do not know how to get in touch with you.
Date: 5/30/2005 Time: 9:39 AM
Comments: My uncle Argus Stephens was killed in the kamikaze attack I would like to hear from anyone who may have known him. Billy R. Jackson email@example.com
My dad, Nate Flaisher, served on the Terror, I think after the Kamikaze attack. I think he was in the machine shop. Does anyone recognize his name?