USCG Cutter Duane WHEC/WPG 33
Coast Guard Cutter Duane Association

This page is dedicated to those Duane sailors who have gone before us.

Please contact me, Rick Bogdan (MM3 68-70), if you would like more information

about posting information on this page, please include as much information as possible.




James Entwhistle March 3, 2014
Born March 15, 1920, raised in Everett, MA, joined the Coast Guard in 1940

 and served during WWII on the Duane. He lived in Plymouth, MA. and would have been 94 this month.


ETCM Bill Albright crossed the bar in the fall of 2013. He served on the Duane in 1961


Charles (Chick) Straub May 11th 2010

Jack Laib March 2010


Shirley Gabrial

Donna Murphy


James Patrick Sharp-QM1cserved 3/19/42 to 9/29/45 and sailed a few trans-Atlantic
crossings aboard the Duane. He died at age 80 - March 24, 1997

Robert Burns of Oklahoma City, OK - December 2008

Tom Nagle-QMC Columbia, SC - August 11, 2008

Harry Hays- served 1942-45 Alliance, OH - October 21, 2008


Donna Murphy (wife of Greg Murphy) Port St. Lucie, Florida - June 24, 2008


Maria Ragucci (Wife of Tony Ragucci-RMC 74-76) - April 13, 2008


Arthur Shaw - August 2004

Robert Wiggleworth

Edward Grant-Lynnfield, MA


Lawrence Murphy


Dan Walsh


James Witt


Gilbert Parks


Floyd Stromer-San Pedro, CA


Robert Nunn


Ken Theriault


Thomas Bernier


Roger Erdmann


Robert Cain


Skip Dalton


Rick Moison


John Gosnell


James Walsh


Carl Perkins


Erdman Ruse


John Baker


Wally Hanson


Gary “Duke” Snyder


Charlie Farlow-Melfa, VA


John Dugan


Richard Clark


George Chioran-Westerville, OH


James Brooks


Maurice O’Connell


David Dorey

Wallace Miller


Helmer Pearson


Donald Rogers


Robert Stanton

VADM Paul E. Trimble, USCG (Ret.) – former commander of the USCGC Duane, Palm Harbor, FL - November 16, 2005


Jerry R. Murray-Portland, Maine - Jan. 22, 2006

Brothers Robert J. Carey (March 9, 2009) and Richard P. Carey (July 21, 2011) served together on the Duane during World War II



Bruno Vendramin - June 6, 2007


William O'Connor


Sal Astuccio


William Hunt


John Hitchings


Jack Connely-ET Cape Cod, MA


Jack Gardner


Here is a jpg of the famous Camel cigarette ad starring Ray Buckner when he was on the Eastwind.

He served on the Duane as QMC and many of us knew him.

Ray "crossed the bar" on July 17, 2007



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