From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

Dennis J. Buckley


Born 22 April 1920 in Holyoke, Mass., Dennis Joseph Buckley, Jr., enlisted in the Navy 30 September 1940. Fireman First Class Buckley was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for displaying exceptional courage in attempting to board and salvage a blockade runner which had been intercepted by his ship Eberle (DD-430) on 10 March 1943. The explosion of demolition charges planted by the blockade runner's crew took his life.


The name Dennis J. Buckley was assigned to DE-553 but her construction was canceled 10 June 1944 prior to launching.


Transcribed by Yves HUBERT