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United States Navy
Chaplains and Denominations
September 1939 - December 1941

Notes:
1.  Abbreviations:
     USN: Chaplain who began active duty in the Regular Navy.
    To USN:  Reserve chaplains who transferred to the Regular Navy.
    CS: Chaplains’ School.
2.  Reserve chaplains are listed according to the year in which they were
called to active duty, and not according to the year of commission.
3. Chaplains’ School and numerals refer to the number and year of the class. 
[CS 10-43] indicates a member of class 10 of 1943.
4. Date after a name indicates first date of previous service in the Navy.
5. Two denominations following a name indicate the person changed his
affiliation from the first to the second while in naval service.
6.  Period from 8 September 1939 to 7 December 1941 is declared by
President Roosevelt as a state of "limited national emergency."
All U.S. military forces are authorized to increase manpower and to recall reservists to active duty.

 

8 September 1939 to 7 December 1941
1939
Davis, James E., USN Congregational
1940
Arendt, Eric H., USN
Barkman, Floy T.
Brewster, Earl R., to USN.
Collins, William E.
Cook, Abner R., USN
Cook, Ozias B., to USN
Craft, Luther B., [CS 10-43]
Cunningham, James F .
Day, Howard M., USN .
deForest, William J
Dillon, Donald A., USN
Doscher, William F.
Forgy, Howell M., USN
Hally, Michael A., [1930]
Hanson, Hjalmar F
Hindman, Lloyd S., to USN
Hohenstein, Raymond C., USN
Kuhn. William J., USN
LeMoine, Roy E., USN
Martin, Alvo O., to USN 
Murray, Burchard V.
O’Callahan, Joseph T.
Peck, Walter S., USN .
Schmieder, Lawrence R., USN
Stultz, Irving W., to USN
Tennyson, Merrill G. .
Tower, Hansel H., USN .
Wallace, Edward A.
Witwer, Albert M., Jr.
Young, Merle N., USN
Congregational
Baptist (Northern)
Methodist
Roman Catholic
Methodist
Roman Catholic
Methodist
Baptist (Southern)
Roman Catholic
Protestant Episcopal
Roman Catholic
Lutheran
Presbyterian (USA)
Roman Catholic
Lutheran
Presbyterian (USA)
Lutheran
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
Methodist / Congregational
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Presbyterian (USA)
Roman Catholic
Unitarian
Protestant Episcopal
Methodist
Roman Catholic
Methodist
Methodist
1941  
Babb, William H.
Barnes, E. Richard, to USN
Blomquist, Reuben T.
Boud, John William
Burns, Joseph A.
Chrisman, Charles D.
Claypool, James V.
Creviston, Lawrence P.
Curt, Pancras C.
Curtis, Ralph A., to USN
Davis, Lewis K., to USN
Durocher, Justin C.
Farrell, John P.
Finnin, Edward J.
Fulton, James W., Jr.
Gans, Milton P., to USN
Gerhart, Luther F., to USN
Gill, Jerome P.
Hoffman, William H., to USN
Holt, William T., 1920, USN
Hults, Chester L., to USN
Jones, Enoch R. L., Jr.
Kamler, Alfred F.
Kelly, Donald F., to USN
Kelly, John P., to USN
Kennedy, Wallace L.
Lambdin, Charles H.
Larkin, John C.
Magyar, John A.
McDonald, David H., to USN
McGann, Francis L.
McGarrity, John J.
McLaughlin, John T.
McNally, Herbert P.
McPhee, Peter R., Jr., to USN
McQuaid, Arthur F., to USN
Meachum, Lonnie W., to USN
Metters, Robert G., CS, 9-42, USN
Moody, Joseph N.
Nee, Paul A.
Nelson, Charles W., to USN
Nicholas, Philip
O’Brien, Joseph E., to USN
Odlum, Thomas J.
O’Leary, Francis T., to USN
Olton, Robert M.
O’Neill, Charles A.
O’Neill, John J.
Parker, Charles L.
Parker, John T., Jr.
Parker, Joseph F., to USN
Pennington, Edgar L.
Perkins, Kenneth D., to USN
Peterson, Abbot Jr., to USN
Reardon, Daniel L.
Russell, Seth W.
Shealy, James L.
Shearer, Leon A.
Sheehy, Maurice S.
Shilling, John H., to USN
Spahn, Irwin E.
Straus, Herbert C.
Thomas, Louis O.
Townsend, Paul W.
Wagener, John P.
Wells, Henry H., Jr., to USN
Wheaton, John K., to USN
Williams, Frank R.
Williams, William D.
Winter, William W., to USN
Wintersteen, Prescott B., to USN
Woloch, John F.
Zimmerman, John D.
Zinn, Willen R.
Roman Catholic
Methodist
Protestant Episcopal
Latter Day Saints
Roman Catholic
Presbyterian (Bible)
Methodist
Roman Catholic
Presbyterian (USA)
Methodist
Baptist (Northern)
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Presbyterian (US)
Roman Catholic
Lutheran
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Presbyterian (Bible)
Methodist
Roman Catholic
Presbyterian (USA)
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Baptist (Northern)
Roman Catholic
Baptist (Southern)
Protestant Episcopal
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Protestant Episcopal
Presbyterian (USA)
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Protestant Episcopal
Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
Protestant Episcopal
Baptist (Northern).
Baptist (Southern).
Protestant Episcopal
Protestant Episcopal
Unitarian
Roman Catholic
Methodist
Lutheran
Protestant Episcopal
Roman Catholic
Methodist
Roman Catholic
Jewish
Protestant Episcopal
Methodist
Roman Catholic
Baptist (Southern)
Roman Catholic
Presbyterian (USA)
Methodist
Presbyterian (US)
Unitarian
Roman Catholic
Protestant Episcopal
Disciples of Christ

Sources:
1.  Drury, Clifford M.; The History of the Chaplain Corps,
United States Navy, Volume One 1778-1939
, Washington, D.C.:
Government Printing Office, 1949.
2.  Drury, Clifford M.; The History of the Chaplain Corps,
United States Navy, Volume Two 1939-1949
, Washington, D.C.:
Government Printing Office, nd.
3.  Drury, Clifford M.; United States Navy Chaplains 1778-1945:
Biographical and Service-Record Sketches of 3,353 Chaplains
Including 2 Who Served in the Continental Navy
, Washington, D. C.:
Government Printing Office, 1948.
 
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