U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692
Ed Bassingthwaite's Memorabilia Collection
67 members of the crew at the Commissioning on January 26 1944.
Ed is 4th on left bottom row next to the cook.
Steve's uncle, EM2c Frederick Walter Hardy, is at the  far left.
Beside him is Steve's dad BM1c Edward Harold Bassingthwaite
and next to Ed is QM2c Charles Edwin Alderson.

If you can identify any of the unnamed people in the above photos, please let us know who is who.

Many thanks to Ed's Son Steve for scanning and forwarding these pieces of our history