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There were three commissioning crew's.  In addition to BANG's original commissioning after construction and launch in 1943,  BANG was decommissioned and placed in the reserve (mothball) fleet after WWII on February 12, 1947.  Brought out of reserve for the cold war, she was recommissioned on February 1, 1951.   On May 15, 1952 BANG was again decommissioned for modernization and conversion to a GUPPY IIA submarine.  BANG rejoined the fleet following her third and final commissioning on October 4, 1952.

BANG was finally decommissioned from the US Navy for the last time on September 28, 1972 upon transfer to Spain and being renamed the COSME GARCÍA  (S-34).   COSME GARCÍA continued to serve in the Spanish navy for another 10 years. The first commissioning crew and the final decommissioning crew as well as the second and third commissioning crews are memorialized here.


 

Commissioning Crew
USS BANG (SS385)
4 December 1943

OFFICER PERSONNEL

GALLAHER, Antone Renkl Lcdr - CO WELCH, Brian Grant Lt
BAGBY, Oliver Walton Lt - XO WARDEN, James E. S. Ltjg
JONES, John Francis Lt BRONSON, Earl Dean Ens
O'BRIEN, Edward Francis Lt RILEY, JR, Peter Joseph Bos'n

CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS


ASHMORE, James CMoMM(PA) - COB BARRELL, David Clarence CEM(AA)
PARKER, John Alexander CTM(AA)

 

ENLISTED PERSONNEL

BATES, Bert Samuel GM2 KOCI, Richard Harold MoMM3
BENSON, Raymond Frank RT2 KRACKER, Edward Henry EM3
BAIRS, Kopel Sidney S2 KRAIMER, Harold Charles EM1
CALDWELL, John Robert SC2 LAFONTAINE, Joseph Charles TM3
CARDAMONE, David Gabriel TM1 LANE, LeRoy Richard EM1c
CARLSON, Roger LaVerne SC3 LARSON, Leonard Paul TM2
CHAMP, Joseph Walter QM3 LASATA, John Casmir MoMM2
CONN, Dwight William RM2 LEMMON, John Paul MoMM1
CRENSHAW, Jack Henry PhM1 LITTLER, James Leslie Y1
DUFFY, Pearce Rally S2 LOWE, Eugene Thomas S2
EISFELDT, JR, Gustave RM1 MAYER, Joseph James RM1
FERRIS, William Foster MoMM3 MCCULLY, Willie Joe EM3
FISK, Harold Roy SC1 MCLAUGHLIN, JR, Charles Francis MoMM1
FLOYD, Cecil Earl FC3 MEYER, Edward Joseph TM1
FOGLESONG, Lloyd Wilber MoMM1 MURPHY, Bernard William MoMM2
GALE, Robert Franklin QM2 NORDMARK, Sigvard Julius F3
GOSS, George Henry EM1 OGDEN, Herbert Richard SM2
GURREN, JR, Edward John MoMM1 PALLO, Stephen Charles MoMM3
HANSEN, Philip Edward MoMM2 RELICH, Nick S1
HEINZ, Vincent Francis MoMM2 REYNOLDS, JR, Lewis James EM1
HERZOG, Robert Benjamin S2 REIL, Harold Jerome S1
HOLMAN, Earl Thomas MoMM1 ROSENFELD, Daniel Marshall F2
HOLT, Carl Chester StM2 ROWLES, JR, Elijah StM2
HUTCHINS, Joseph Ray MoMM2 RUZEK, JR, John S1
JOHNSON, Russel Carl MoMM2 SALEWSKE, Alfred William MoMM3
JONES, Donzil Law S2 SALVESEN, John Adolf TM3
JUTSTROM, Robert Alfred MoMM2 SCHAEFER, George Edwin TM3
KAWITZKY, Henry Orist EM3 TOMER, Phillip Charles S1
KEIM, Walter Walker TM3 TRUJILLO, Avelino S2
KERSBERGEN, Donald Frank S2 VALENTINE, Elgin Richard EM2
KIRK, Calvin Lee S2 VANGEN,Willard Roy EM2
KNIGHT, Ralph Marion MoMM3 WAGNER, Virl Reeves TM3
WALTERS, Carl Clifford SM1

 

Decommissioning Crew
USS BANG (SS385)
28 September 1972

            

OFFICER PERSONNEL

HARRISS, David J CDR - CO PETRINO, Richard A Lt - Communications
BOYER, Lawrence A Lcdr - XO SULLIVAN, Richard D Lt - Assistant Engineer
IBER, William R Lcdr - Navagation/ Operations LEARY, John J (Jim) Ltjg - Supply/Food Service
HUFFAKER, Daniel D Lt - Engineer/Weapons

CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS


BARNES, Clyde L TMC NORRIS, Wayne D HMC
BOOKER, Donald L ETC POWNALL, Carl W EMC
GIBSON, Leo E EMC - COB WILSON, Edward ENC
MORENO, Frederick RMC

 

ENLISTED PERSONNEL

ALLMON, R L SK3 KOTTKE, David B STS3
BASILA, Hernando A SD2 KRUSE, Ray W SN
BLAHA, David A FN LEFEBVRE, David E TM3
BROPHY, Alan A ENFN MARCILLE, Frank J CS1
BUSHER, John J FN McCANN, R A IC3
CASEY, Daniel J SA McCORMICK, James M SN
CASSIDY, Ronald D TM3 MOORE, Michael D MM3
CIRUCCI, Edward J EN1 NICELY, John K SA
DOAK, J T QMSN PAWL, Woodrow F EM3
DOUGHERTY, Wayne H FTG2 PETROVITCH, C J TM2
EGGIMAN, Raymond E EMFN PIERSON, D E IC1
ELDER, Roger C EM2 RAUHALA, Peter M SA
ESCOREAL, Philip M TN RAYMOND, Donald E SK1
GABLER, David J SN RIPLEY, Christopher R EM1
GIBBONS, Edwin L EN1 SCHAEFER, T J CSSN
GREER, John K EM1 SHAW, D A SKSA
HALL, Donald L MM3 SKOWRONEK, Thomas A TMSN
HELFERS, Frederick TM3 SPROCK, Gary W SN
HOLLOWAY, R J SN STONE, P A STS2
HOOPER, Mark L FTG2 THEODORO, James D SN
HOUGHTON, Terry F ICFN VOGEL, RobertL ETR3
HULBOJ, Michael J SN VUOLO, J TMSN
IAMMARINO, Domenic A MMFN WALBORN, K E TM3
JESSOP, Randall A EM3 WATTINGGER, C G EN2
JOHNSON, Michael C ICFN WOODARD, Lawrence J TM3
JULIANO, Joseph E YN3 ZIRKLE, John R QM3
KORPI, William E YN1

 

Commissioning Crew
USS BANG (SS385)
2 February 1951

OFFICER PERSONNEL

HEMLEY, Eugene A Cdr - CO BOLTON, Jordan T Ltjg
PHIPPS, Richard W Lcdr - XO CHAMBERS, JR, Lloyd S Ltjg
THARP, Ted R Lt KENNEDY, JR, Richard A Ens
BRANTON, Richard C Ltjg


CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS

AINLEY, Stanley J ENC LA BARROW, Richard C EMC
AMUNDSON, Robert H HMC MYERS, James A TMC
BENJAMIN, Russell L EMC RYAN, Joseph E ENC
BLACK, Robert C ENC SMITH, Francis C CSC
BOSSE, Bertrand B GMC - COB SOCZEK, William FCC
FULTON, Robert R RMC

 

ENLISTED PERSONNEL

ACKLES, Arthur E SN LAUGHTER, Wade V TM1
ARRIGO, Thomas A EN2 LEWOCZKO, George EM1
ASTERIADES, Basil A FCSN LYNCH, JR, Edward H EN3
BARNHART, Robert M QM2 MARTIN, William E EM1
BARTIE, Loundis SD2 MAYO, Willie M TM
BLACKLER, Harvey R YN2 MCHENRY, Charles S EMP3
BOLTON, Kenneth R TM2 MICHALOSKI, Henry S TM3
BRUNDAGE, JR, George F SN MOORE, Jack E END3
CASTRO, Hector M TM1 NOBLE, Robert W ET1
CRONE, Robert N SOSN NOONE, Francis P EN1
CUMMINGS, James G FN NUTT, Richard M ET3
DE COURCEY, John J EN2 OWEN, Robert F EMP2
ECKERMAN, Orvin E ET2 PARSCALE, James H QM1
EDMINSTER, George S TM2 PEARE, Elwin C EN3
ELSHOLZ, Frank EN2 PERREN, George E ENFN
ERICKSON, JR, Albert G CS2 REGAN, JR, Fred EM3
ERVINE Joseph H SN ROBINSON, James H QM2
FEDON, George F EN1 ROSEBERRY, German B TMSN
FURNHOLM, William G EN3 SCHMID, George G FN
GLENDENING, Jack O SN SCOTT, Frank N RM1
GLENN, Robert B SN SHEA, Daniel A CS2
GREEN, Calvin E EN1 SHEPPARD, John R EM1
HAINES, William B YN1 SHOWALTER, Charles R GM3
HARRIS, JR, William T TN SMIALEK, John L TM2
HENRICKSON, JR, George W FN STANSELL, John A EN3
HOLMAN, Earl T EN1 STETZER, Glenn A SN
HORTER, Edward C RMN3 STEWART, Thomas E SN
HULETT, Donald D ENFN WATSON, James D QMQ1
ICE, Robert D EM1 WELLS, Charles P EN2
KHUSE, Glenn M RM3 WILLIAMS, Robert F TM3
LARSEN, Martin LeRoy ENFN YACKEL, Edward C SA

 

 

Commissioning Crew
USS BANG (SS385)
4 October 1952

             

OFFICER PERSONNEL

HALL, Perry LCdr - CO BECK, Charles E Lt
FINDLY, Lee B Lt - XO KLINEFELTER, John W Ltjg
HARMER JR, Frank D Lt ANDERSON, Roy C Ltjg


CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS

AINLEY, Stanley J ENC CASEY, John P TMC - COB
BLACKWOOD, James R FCC DUPINGAY, Jackson SDC
BOSTROM, Earl E EMC GRIFFITH, Robert E ENC
BUCZEK, Frank M EMC WHITE, Robert E ENC

 

ENLISTED PERSONNEL

ASSELIN, Raymond R QM1 LEWIS, Richard C SN
BARRINGER, Richard C SN MACLEOD, Angus G TM2
BARTHOLOMEW, Donald L EN3 MATHEWSON, C H EN3
CAPPIS, Granville R EN1 MILLER, Herbert E SN
CARROLL, Richard B SOSN NEIL, JR, John S TM1
CECIL, Robert I QM2 NOWACKI, Fred J TM2
COHENOUR, Boyd W EN3 NUTE, James W MNSN
CONRADI, Walter J FN PEARE, Elwin C EN3
CRONIN, Joseph J EN1 PETTIS, Robert A FN
CROZIER, James R ENFN PINA, Antone T SN
DOCKERY, William E ET3 PIPPIN, JR, Merrill D ET2
DOUGHERTY, Paul E TMSN PRINCE, James B EN3
FINK, Ray EN3 PURDIN, Alfred W END3
FOGARTY, James M RM2 RHODES, Allen K TM1
Gilbert, JR, J W SN ROACH, John W QMSN
GORDON, Robert I FN ROCCO, JR, Peter P FN
HAGENKOTTER, Carl H YNSN ROSS, John W RM1
HARMON, James P QMSN SMITH, John G TM3
HENTZ, Leon EM2 SOUTH, Orval EN1
HIBBERT, JR, Edwin CS2 STIREWALT, Billie E ET1
HOLDER, Jimmie TN VOLONINO, Dominick F SO3
HORTON, Orville E RMSN VONDERLIETH, William H EM1
HUNTLEY, Gilvie H EN1 WAITE, Harvey J GM1
ICE, Robert D EM1 WALKER, Edward C TM2
JACKSON, Charles E YN1 WARD, Charles B CS3
JOHNSON, Darrell H SN WATTS, Bert R CS1
JONES, Milton R EM2 WHITEHEAD, JR, Hreschel C SN
LEGERE, Paul H SN WYLIE, John L FN
LENTZ, Robert E ENFN