Let Us Remember, Lest We Forget:

The WWII Naval Experiences of Edward James Varden,

Fire Control man 3rd Class, aboard the USS Charles S. Sperry, DD-697.

August 1943 ~ February 1946


This archived website in PDF Format was created by son, J. Kevin Varden, August 17, 2000


Pages in this PDF document contain:


The Diary

The Sperry Strike and Operation Report for This Period

Sailors' Poems in The Back of The Diary

Sperry-Related Links

Information For Aircraft Listed In The Diary


Official Site of the United States Navy

Unofficial US Navy Site

DD697 Page on

Destroyers OnLine (Archived Website)

Destroyers OnLine Crew Locator

Haze Gray & Underway

NavSource Naval History

Fleet Reserve Association

Korean War Project

60th Anniversary of the Korean War

70th Anniversary of the Korean War

Tin Can Sailors

Historic Naval Ships Association

Navy Veterans of the United States of America

Gene Slover’s Us Navy Pages

Veteran’s Asbestos and Health Resources


This page was last updated 3/3/2022