Hawkbill SS-366 Pictures
Officers of the boat during commissioning. From left to right: Eric Schroder, Gale Christopher, Rex Murphy, Worth Scanland, George Grider, Fred Tucker, Louis Fockele and Richard Jackson.
L to R: Chief Joe Petrovsky, Frenchy LeFevre, Bennie Compton at stern planes control and Ernie Goff ( foreground ) at bow planes control.
Davis, Augsburger, Lehner & Helgeson celebrating the end of the war at the Four O Club in San Francisco.
Crew relaxing on the deck during Portland trip.
USS Hawkbill SS-366 on the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon October, 1945 after the end of the Pacific War.
Hawkbill and sister submarines at Pearl Harbor after the Japanese surrender in August 1945. The Hawkbill is backing out to lead the submarines back to the US. Ford Island is in the background.
Torpedo room taken during Portland visit. The war was over, that's why Augsburger, Katnic and Goff are smiling.
Ellis Augsburger 4/19/02 with SS 366 License Plate. Ellis is on the left in the 1945 (above) photo.
366 Officers and crew attend 666 Commissioning February 4, 1971. Seated from the left are Bill Williams and Douglas Nichols. Standing from the left are Robert High, Eric Schroder, Grover McLeod, Bill Munson, Robert Guidi.
366 Officers and crew attend 666 Commissioning February 4, 1971. Seated from the left are CO 666, C.F. Frankfurt and Kenneth Meuser. Standing from the left are Rex Murphy, Joe Petrosky, Dick Jackson and Joseph Kail.
The following pictures came from a 16mm film taken during the Hawkbill's 5th war patrol
Allan Ferguson in back, Captain Scanland center
Admiral Fife and Captain Scanland
#2 Gale Christopher, #3 Rex Murphy, #4 Lou Fockele and Admiral Fife
John Stull facing camera. POW being escorted from the boat.
This painting, done by Gene Crisp Yoeman on the boat, shows the Hawkbill's battle record. The Japanese symbols with red bars were Men of War that we sank, and the symbols with white background were merchant ships that we sank. The battle ribbon is the Navy Unit Commendation that we received, the 5 gold stars are our successful patrol awards, one for each patrol. The radio towers are Japanese communication towers that we destroyed with deck guns, and the small sailing vessels are sampans destroyed with our deck guns. The sampans were hauling mainly rice to Singapore as I remember. Captain Scanland ordered the sampan sailors to get on one boat, unload the rice, and allowed them to go on their way. We sank the vacated sampans and their cargo with our deck guns.
The Following Submitted by Ellis Augsburger
August 27, 1999 at the Inactivation Ceremony for USS Hawkbill SSN-666, Captain Scanland speaks with three of the 366 crewmen attending the Ceremony. Walt Rohde, Ellis Augsburger and Bennie Compton. Mrs. Dorothy Scanland is seated.