IMPORTANT NOTICE TO EVERYONE
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2006
NO UPDATED WILL BE ADDED TO THE SITE.
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This web site is dedicated to the World War II Crewmembers
and families of the USS HALFORD DD480.
Built by Robert E. (Bob) Ross, RMCS, US Navy (RET) who served on the USS HUDSON DD475.
Thanks to everyone who contributed information and photos.
NO INFORMATION RECEIVED ON USS HALFORD DD480 FOR THIS YEAR
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The officer in the foreground is the Skipper Commander, Robert J. Hardy, (retired w/4
stripes). Next to him is Don Dertien, Lt. Aft at the flag bag George A. "Gabby" Gammon,
originally a signalman, later,
Chief Quartermaster. In the hatch to the bridge is John "Jack" Harris. SM2/C. Hardy,
Harris and Gammon are deceased.
Don Dertien retired with the rank of Captain and lives in Florida. Hardy and Dertien
had interesting post WWII career stories.
Thanks to John MacDonald for identifying these men.
Thanks to Edward Beckham, BT1 and his son Dave Beckham, who emailed this and
other photos to me.
Email Address Page
Doyle "JD" McDaniel Page
.....Carol Harding built this page for JD, Her Brother-in-law. DoB 3/8/25 - DoD 8/31/00
Halford Photo Album
Halford Photos- Then & Now
USS Halford Official Website
.....Ham Agnew built this site for the Halford
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