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Heatwole, Duane F.



  • Existence: October 9, 1935


Duane F. Heatwole, from Glendale, Arizona, served aboard the submarine USS Growler (SSG-577) as a commissaryman petty officer second class from 1960 to 1964. He spent the majority of his time in the galley preparing food for the crew, however he was also stationed in the wardroom with a manual plot when they test fired missiles. Heatwole also served aboard Bonefish and Halibut. After leaving the Navy he returned to Arizona where he worked at his family’s business, a Frito-Lay franchise that his father had purchased in 1947.
October 1959
Start Date of Military Service
Start Date of Service Aboard Growler
End Date of Service Aboard Growler
October 1964
End Date of Military Service

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Duane F. Heatwole Oral History

Identifier: OHP 057
Scope and Contents Duane F. Heatwole served aboard Growler as a commissaryman petty officer second class from 1960 to 1964. Heatwole began his interview by discussing Growler’s galley. He also described how he acquired different types of food, how this food was loaded into the boat, and how the food was stored. Heatwole then discussed some of the meals that he prepared for the crew, including filet mignon, lobster, and crab legs from Alaska. He then continued, describing a process called snorkeling, which...

John "Andy" Anderson Oral History

Identifier: OHP 112
Scope and Contents John “Andy” Anderson served aboard Growler from August 1961 to May 1963, as a fire control technician (missile guidance systems) third class and was the torpedo fire controlman aboard Growler. Anderson began his interview by stating that his father served aboard German submarines during World War I, which influenced his decision to join the Navy and serve aboard submarines. He then briefly discussed his childhood before explaining why he joined the Navy. Anderson continued, describing his...