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USS Forrestal (CV 59) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Forrestal (CV 59). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 1886 crew members registered for the USS Forrestal (CV 59).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1955 | 1956 – 1958 | 1959 – 1960 | 1961 – 1963 | 1964 | 1965 – 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Ritzen, Jacob L.RMC1965 – 1965OA
Kasavicha, JohnRM31965 – 1968CR
Veron, Allen1965 – 1967Deck?This is my brother-in-law. He was so proud of his service. He died in 1999.
Braid, JimAO31965 – 1968G flt dk ord.chop stix loading team had many good times few not so. west pac 67
Waite, MichaelFTG11965 – 1968FOXI was leading PO for most of the time I was on the FORRESTAL.
Novak, BillEM21965 – 1967ENavy training as a Electrician started a long life as a Elecrtician now Retired from EBEW Local # 80
McMullen, Graydon profile iconABE FWD CATS1965 – Oct 6, 1969V2Proud to have served aboard this magnificent lady. Was Cat Captain on #1 cat the day the fire broke out in the Tonkin Gulf July 1967.
Flavin, RobertASM3Jan 1965 – Aug 8, 1969V-6, IMA, AIMDWorked in the Mobil equipment shop head of hangerbay 1
Sessions, Charles B. "Charlie"DC 3Jan 1965 – Jan 1969RI was aboard the Forrestal when it became engulfed in fire in Vietnam. Would like to locate shipmates who may have worked in the carpenters shop.
Flavin, RobertASM-#Jan 1965 – Aug 8, 1969V-6; IMA; AIMD Would like very much to hear from Mobil Equipment Shop personell 65 - 69.
Scott, MichaelETR3Jan 1965 – Dec 1966OEI miss a lot of my shipmates. Some are gone already. Some others I have been trying to contact. The Forrestal was a great ship and home for many of us. Hate to see her go for scrap.
Lopez, FerminCPOJan 1, 1965 – Aug 8, 1968Gladiatorshi my father was Fermin Lopez he was aboard the ship from 65-68 he passed away in mid 1968 i was born in november 1968 so i never met him if there is anyone out there who knew him please contact me @ medevack1@yahoo.com. thank you Fermin
Kihn, Richard JAMS 3Jan 27, 1965 – Jan 20, 1967V-6
Lesnick, RobertL/CPLFeb 14, 1965 – Feb 14, 1967Marine Detachment
Crutchley, MiltonFTG3Apr 24, 1965 – Nov 27, 1967FOXMy first ship and a great start too a Navy career. Served during the tragic fire on 29 July 1967. Retired on the day Forrestal was decommissioned in Philly and I was there for it. Love to hear from Fox Div. members.
Rossi, HankLtjgMay 30, 1965 – Jun 1968M Division
Finley, Robert C.RD-3Jun 1965 – May 1967OIGreat Med Cruise & then a year at Norfolk for upgrades
Knight, JohnAO1Jun 1, 1965 – Jan 1, 1968VAH/ RVAH 11LPO Ordnance Shop,VAH. LPO Photo Shop RVAH until the Fire. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. All the Ordies were reassigned to other shops after the fire. AOC Burt went to Maint control, Tague to Line LPO, Toschlog to Galley
Jennings, JackBM 2Jun 9, 1965 – Mar 1, 19681ST DIVISION DROPPED ANCHORSI WORKED ON THE FORECASTLE.I MADE ONE MED CRUISE,AND I WENT TO VIET NAMN. I MADE A LOT OF FRIENDS OVER THE YEARS. AND LOST SOME TO. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS ME. ITS BEEN A LONG TIME...........
Lore, Paul JE3Jul 1965 – Feb 1967OPMissed you guys, just found out about this site. Hope some other OP boys are out there.
Ulrich, WilliamSeamanJul 6, 1965 – Jan 10, 1966CRRadioman served one tour in the Med.
Croman, PatANJul 10, 1965 – Apr 10, 1969V-4
Steele, FrankEM2Jul 26, 1965 – Jun 7, 1968E DivisionEnjoyed my time aboard and have lots of fond memories of places visited and men I had the honor to serve with.
Rautio, RichBT3Aug 1965 – May 1967B DivisionI was an Oil King: stood watch in #2 Pump Room, Central Control & Stack; pumped tanks to trim ship, repaired pumps & gages, tested fuel & water (boiler & drinking), handled refueling (both ways). Best 2 years of my life!
Haner, Ward (Bud)E3Aug 13, 1965 – Jun 19673rdSome of my jobs were refueling,rearming,replenishing food, special sea & anchor detail, GQ, Alpha Working Party, Man Overboard, was on a 7 man team that worked on the bridge, worked on the helm and lee helm.
Latorre, AngelE3Aug 15, 1965 – Jan 4, 1967BMWORKED IN BOILER ROOM AS BM/i began as an airdale/6 month cruise to europe/guantanamo shake dwn/dry dock in porthmouth in '66/janicola the dj
Coarsey, RaymondSM1Aug 17, 1965 – Jan 18, 1978CSMade one med cruise and the deployment of 67 to westpac.
Morgan, LarryAE2Sep 1, 1965 – Apr 30, 1966VAH-11Med Cruise, 10th Aniversary
Garrett III, VernonAASep 5, 1965 –V4
Shipp, GeorgeFNSep 10, 1965 – Jul 15, 1967RI went aboard the Forrestal in Beirut Lebanon and made the return trip to U.S. and then made the trip around to Subic Bay in the Phillipinesand from there flew back to Long Beach, Ca. for separation and discharge.
Cook, Don "Joe"ADJ3Sep 12, 1965 – Sep 12, 1971VF-11Plane Captain, West Pac 1967, July 29, 1967
Cook, JoeADJ3Sep 12, 1965 – Sep 12, 1969VF 11
Galang, Ronaldo/rickFNSep 30, 1965 – Sep 19, 1967Damage Control R DivisionWorked in the Pipe Shop doing such duties as welding, plumbing and various other repair details. I was onboard during the fire on Yankee Station in the Tonkin Gulf on July 29, 1967. It was a day I shall never forget.
Needle, MarkFTG-3Oct 1965 – Mar 1968FOX
Helbig, EdwardfiremanOct 1965 – Sep 1968M
Ellison, Carl Randall "mule"BT5 E5Oct 13, 1965 – Oct 13, 1969Engineering Part?I am posting this information for my dad. He was on the Forrestal during 1965-1969 and was a survivor of the fire in July 67. If you'd like to get in touch with him I will glady pass on any emails to him and exchange information.
Lepley, GeraldEM2Oct 15, 1965 – Oct 15, 1967E DIVISION
Berridge, HarryE-3Nov 1965 – Jul 1967GAboard for '65-'66 Med Cruise, '66-'67 yard work and Gitmo ORI post SLP in Porthsmouth VA
Broadnax, WilliamAMS/ANNov 1, 1965 – Nov 28, 1967V-2Worked catapults and arresting gears.
Mabry, Kennethe4Nov 2, 1965 – Jun 6, 1968Gi am looking for shipmate s smith. he was in G division and part of the flight deck crew.
Jenks, BobSN1Dec 20, 1965 – Sep 19, 1966
Avery, JayAK 3Dec 23, 1965 – Sep 29, 1969S-1 3 years, S-6 1 yearWas on board during the fire. It was a great experience. Enjoyed seeing the MED

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