Engineering Division - 1945

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Many of the surviving members of the ship's Engineering Division are shown in this 1945 picture aboard the USS HENRICO enroute to the States. The Engineering Division ran the ship's two engines and four boilers. Common ratings for sailors assigned to the Engineering Division were Electrician,s Mates (EM), Machinist's Mates (MM), Firemen (F), and Water Tenders (WT).

USS BUSH Aft Engine Room Crew
Engineering Division - From LEFT to RIGHT

First (Front) Row: Maynard Parrott-MoMM1c, Stewart Bishop-F1c, Joseph Walstead-EM3c, Peter Ricci-M2c, Joe Enloe-MM1c, Louis Berkowitz-F1c, Albert Daunoris-MM3c, Alfred Kleinfelder-MM2c, Robert Broomell-MM2c, Chester Filkins-WT1c, Unknown
2nd Row: Pasquale Marvici-F1c, William Farlow-EM3c, Robert Shirey-EM3c, William Danekas-CWT, Leon Vann-CMM, Jack Randall-CMM, Robert Buchanan-Lt.(jg), Raymond Kramer-MM3c, Unknown, Charlie Dixon-MM2c, James Morgan-WT3c
3rd Row: Harry Stafford-F1c, Vernon Chandler-F1c, Leonard Bretz-F1c, Unknown, Ernest J. Ritschel-MM3c, Elroy Gallant-MM3c, John Montgomery-MM3c, Gordon Burke-MM1c, Unknown, Virgil Hayes-F1c
4th (Back) Row: Unknown, Unknown, Thomas Lahey-EM2c, Unknown, Unknown, John L. Keene-F1c, Francis Sibbersen-F1c, Leo Perez-EM2c, George Barry-F2c, Harry Turner-F2c

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