1924 – 2010
Richard Dale Haston
Rank and Branch of Military
Years of Service
Locations of Training, Deployment, and Service
RTC San Diego, CA – Served aboard the USS Hammondsport AKV-2
Military Schools Attended
Anti Aircraft Training Center – San Diego, CA 2nd and 3rd endorsements – June 1944
Wartime Theaters of Assignment and Major Battles
Awards, Decorations, Badges, etc.
Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, World War 2 Victory Medal
Stories of Interest Involving the Service Member
The ship he served on was a converted railroad ferry used in the Staten Island area. A big open cargo hold with railroad rails in the bottom. They used the open cargo area to shuttle folding wing aircraft from the states to the south Pacific as needed.
He related a story of a time they were having trouble navigating the ship. The rudder was not responding. They made it to a dry dock and found a large, round hole in the rudder. A torpedo has missed the ship and gone through the rudder. Repairs corrected the steering issue.
Relationship to the Daniel Haston Family
Descended from Daniel Haston through Daniel’s son, Jeremiah Haston.
Son, Howard D. Haston
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