Boffi, Francesco Verrznzio, MM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1952-1952, MM-0000, USS Heermann (DD-532)
Service Years
1942 - 1953
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MM-Machinists Mate
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Rhode Island
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Last Address
2323 Pebble Beach Blvd
Orlando , FL 32826

Date of Passing
Jun 13, 2017
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PO1 Frank Boffi (USN 1942-1953)

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  1944-1945, MM-0000, USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD-774)

MM-Machinists Mate

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October / 1944

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May / 1945

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Petty Officer First Class

MM-0000-Machinist's Mate

San Pedro

 USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD-774) Details

USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD-774)
Hull number DD-774

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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2010
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Upon completion of the new construction school I would end up on the USS Hadley DD-774. It was a Sumner Class 2200 ton new ship.

I reported to San Pedro, Ca. early October 1944 and watched the final construction of the DD-774.

Battles - This one became a history making battle. We were part of the invasion forces on Easter S unday. April 1, 1945. It was known as the Battle of Okinawa. We were involved for several days in shore battery, a couple of convoys and then on the picket line. 11 May 1945 was our demise.

NOTE: The video I sent you has all the rest of the History; you can extract whatever you want from that and from our web site.

It was in this battle that I was burned over 85% of my body. We ruptured a 600 PSI 490 Deg. Steam line in the forward engine room. That was my duty and battle station. I happened to be in the lower level helping with feed pump problems and therefore had to come up two levels through live steam to make it to the main deck.

I have little personal knowledge of how I got off the ship, how I was picked up as a survivor, etc. It was several days before I was a patient aboard the US Hospital Ship USS Solace. From there I spent the next 4½ months in various hospitals. While I was in the "Tent City" hospital on Tinian Island

I was selected to be sent back to the Naval Receiving Hospital in San Francisco, Ca. after several weeks I was sent to Coeur D'Elaine, Idaho and eventually to Sun Valley Idaho Naval Hospital . It was late Oct. 1945 when I was sent to Ft. Louis, Wa. Then from there I was transferred to Fargo Barracks, Boston, where I was discharged 5 Nov. 1945 to my home in Cranston, R.I. for discharge to civilian life.

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December 1944
Frank Boffi MM1/c
Frank Boffi MM1/c
USS  LSM(R)-193 Picks up USS Hadley personel
9 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD-774)

Pufahl, Elmer Arnold, PO3, (1943-1945) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Smith, Harold Milton, PO2, (1942-1946) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Baker, Gerald Wallace, PO1, (1939-1945) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Kelley, LeRoy, PO1, (1942-1945) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Greenwald, John, PO2 RD RD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Morrell, Joseph J, PO2, (1940-1945) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hartung, Victor, PO3, (1942-1945) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Wilson, Robert H., PO3, (1942-1945) WT WT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Wright, Leon, F2c, (1941-1945) WT WT-0000 Fireman Second Class

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