First known group photo of USS Gearing DD-710 officers:
This picture was probably taken at the change of command ceremony
(Copeman to Parsons) on 16 November 1945 when DD-710 was at Pensacola
not long after the GTMO shakedown training.
There are 24 officers in the photo but only 20 are listed in the log as plankowners.

Beverly Trowbridge (Ens. Malcolm Trowbridge, Jr. 1945-1946),
and William Tolar, son of Thomas S. Tolar, LTjg 1945-1946, have provided help (see below) with the IDs.

(Know a name? EMAIL page author Don Provost at donprov@optonline.net )



1. LT Edward C. Bishop           2.______________________________ 3. Ens. Malcom Trowbridge, Jr.   4.______________________________ 
5.______________________________ 6.______________________________ 7. Ltjg Thomas Tolar             8.______________________________ 
9.______________________________ 10. Ltjg Jeffrey P. Walker       11. CDR George E. T. Parsons, C.O.  12._____________________________
13._____________________________ 14._____________________________ 15._____________________________ 16._____________________________
17._____________________________ 18._____________________________ 19._____________________________ 20._____________________________
21. LT Robert W. Hayler, X.O.    22._____________________________ 23._____________________________ 24._____________________________