My name is Bill Papale, grandson of Jesse Papale who served on
USS Santa Fe as a Coxswain / Master at Arms (MAA). I have
attached an old photo of him and his fellow MAA's, perhaps to add to
your online collection. Jesse passed away in January 2000 and I have
his old cruise record and some old pictures. I also served in the Navy
in submarines from 1990 to 1996, so I was able to trade some
sea stories with
him before he passed. I couldn't complain much after hearing his
stories of spending the entire
WWII Pacific campaign on the front line, so to speak. Thank you
for this online memorial to the ship and her crew.
Bill Papale Jr.
Seven of the eight men are named on the back of the photo as follows,
not sure of any order. The only one I know is my grandfather (back row,
3rd from left). I suspect Milton O'Fee is the one with the Chief's hat,
front row, 2nd from left.
John Kowalevich - Coxswain
Lawrence Ray McGaughey - Bosun's Mate 2nd Class
Thomas L. Jones - Bosun's Mate 1st Class
Robert F Manlin - Bosun's Mate 2nd Class
Jesse J. Papale - Coxswain (standing back row, third from left)
Milton O'Fee - Chief Bosun's Mate
K. L. Fisher -
Gunner's Mate 2nd Class