Tin Can Sailor reviews “Kamikaze Destroyer”

The Tin Can Sailor quarterly newspaper reviewed the book “Kamikaze Destroyer – USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD774) ” in their April issue.  There will be an excerpt from the book featured in the July issue. This will reach 16,000 members of the organization and will be available on all active duty destroyers.  Here is the review as listed in the book and …

70 Years since fateful day of 11 May 1945

DECK LOG – USS HUGH W. HADLEY: 11 May 1945, 0830 commenced maneuvering to repel attack. 0835 Commenced firing. This was the log book entry 70 years ago today aboard the USS Hadley. During the next 90 minutes the Hadley crew would destroy 23 Japanese planes, an all time Navy record for a single engagement. Their scoreboard showing all 25 …

Dell Burt Hall to be awarded Purple Heart

Hadley shipmate, Dell Burt Hall is mending after his fall on the ice this winter. He is getting around with a walker and still able to drive to his favorite restaurant for a biscuit and gravy breakfast. The big news from Dell is that he is finally going to receive his Purple Heart for combat injuries 11 May 1945 on …

Visit with Marty Weibel

In September of 2014, Jeff and Joy Veesenmeyer stopped to see the Weibels in Minnetonka, MN. Marty looked great. He had surgery earlier that year. He and Marilynn had been planning a HADLEY reunion for May of 2014 in Rapid City, SD. The 20th Reunion had to be cancelled due to health issues for Marty and several other shipmates.   …

Welcome to the USS Hadley blog

This new feature to our website will allow you to communicate with shipmates and their families. It is the perfect forum for anything related to the USS Hadley. You can post news about shipmates, make comments to blog posts, ask questions or learn what’s new on the website. The old dotcom website is pushing 20 years old. It has not …