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Photos & memories from Danny's days in the United States Navy


Danny's official Navy portrait
Danny's official Navy portrait
Ph. Mate 1st Class Danny Olson with Alpine dentist Lt. Howard Baer
Ph. Mate 1st Class Danny Olson with Alpine dentist Lt. Howard Baer
Dental Tech Danny O after hours
USS Alpine Dental Office Dental Tech Danny O after hours


USS ALPINE (APA-92) OFF PORTLAND, OREGON, MAY 10th, 1944
USS ALPINE (APA-92) OFF PORTLAND, OREGON, MAY 10th, 1944
The Alpine was awarded five battle stars for World War II service. The ship survived two kamikaze
direct hits at the battles of Leyte and Okinawa losing 21 men and having 31 injured.



USS ALPINE (APA-92) WHEN SHE WAS NEW IN 1943
USS ALPINE (APA-92) WHEN SHE WAS NEW IN 1943


Danny at home on leave from World War II, with his dog, Pepper.


Where Are They Now?

Some of the officers and crew of the USS ALPINE (APA-92) 1944, '45, '46

Officers:

  • Wm. Graydon (Chicago)
  • Tom Cremean
  • Howard Baer - ship dentist (N.Y.)
  • Bob Schuessler
  • Myron Insko - Chaplain
  • Friel
  • Hanks
  • Erwin F. Parlee, Exec. Officer (Pa.) 
  • Phillips
  • G.K.G. Reilly - Commander
Some of 250 crew members:
  • Babcock
  • Bean
  • Benger
  • Beyant, Stu
  • Boehl, Robert F. (Boatswain's Mate)
  • Bourke, Frank (Michigan)
  • Brewer
  • Brown, C.R.
  • Brown, R.H.
  • Browner
  • Clayton
  • Daly
  • Dockins
  • Eldridge, (Doc) Erwin James
  • Fitzgerald
  • Giannini
  • Grayham, Bob (Minnesota)
  • Havener
  • Henslay
  • Hundstrom
  • Knutson
  • Komarnicki (N.Y.)
  • Lussenheide, William
  • Nicholsen, Red
  • Olson, Danny 'Swede' (Iowa)
  • Owens
  • Phelen, Slim
  • Ranieri
  • Romans
  • Schiriener
  • Silge, Red (Chicago)
  • Smeigel, Stan (Pa.)
  • Sponzer
  • Tillis, Arnold K, Jr. (Iowa) - died at 17 in 1st Kamikaze attack at Leyte
  • Tobey
  • Voss
  • Wehus, Larry F. (Minnesota)
  • Wheaton
  • Wrona, Roany (N.Y.)

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