USS LITTLE APD 4 / DD 79 CREW

Over the years I have run across many individuals I have been unable to verify as having served aboard the U.S.S. Little DD 803. With the first U.S.S. Little, APD 4 (earlier DD 79), in mind I began to research if some of the names were related to the the APD 4 which was lost at Guadalcanal on September 05, 1942 after action with the Japanese Navy.

Please note that the my primary research lies with the “second” U.S.S. Little DD 803, but as a matter of historical perspective I have developed this section on the “first” U.S.S. Little in remembrance of those who served aboard her so that we may be free.

Listed below are names of sailors verified as having served aboard the APD 4 or the DD 79.

Bell, Emory – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Bennet , Frank K. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Butler, Robert B. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Butler, Jack D. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Chapin , E. B. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Chupa, Edward A. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Cunningham , Les K. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Dray, Russell E. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Earl , K., Commander – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Evans, Kermit – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Fredieu, Ovide Anthony, Machinist Mate 2/c – Killed in Action – Guadalcanal (9/5/1942)

Gibson, Jack E., Captain – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Jordan , Louis – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Ledbetter, Carl W. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Matthews , William S. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Maxwell, William Douglas – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

McCormick, Willard – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Peck, Irvin J. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Perrin, Leo J. –Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Post, John R. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Reber , Harry D. –Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Schindler , Robert W. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Schissler , Joseph C. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Tillet, Pennel Jesse – Served on U.S.S. Little APD 4

Usbeck , George F. – Served on U.S.S. Little DD 79

Williams, Johnson W. – Served on U.S.S. Little APD-4 – Deceased (June 21, 1994)