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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 1856 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 | 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

Bowen, JeffAA1970 – Apr 1972V-2 A/GOnly if I'd been aboard her and had the maturity to know the good times I was in and the good people I was with. I'd have stayed and made rank. Have been a cop now for 21 years. Training Sgt. now, the irony. Glad I had the priviledge
Moore, TobyAO31970 – 1974G Div.My years aboard the Forrestal were among the best of my life, but I didn't realize it then. Youth is wasted on the young, they say. Shout out to Pat Paschal, Randy Saunders, Bill Walker, Bill Szumski, and all the others.
Elsbernd, MarkOS31970 – 1973oimany good times on forrestal
Schaffer, William (Schaff)EM11970 – 1971ECatapults and Arreseting gear Electrician had a fantastic crew in that shop. Left for shore duty at NOB Port Services worked on tug boats. What a trip.
Oviedo, RolandYN31970 – 1972Ships CompanyBeing assigned to Ships Company was the first off the ship when we use to pull to port overseas sure do miss those times, especially Athens, Greece
Walker, William(Bill)AO 31970 – 1972G div
Sobel, Harveygm31970 –weaponsI served on the Med cruise 1970-71 with stops in Corfu and Malta Athens where I pulled shore pat. I had a good time with my fellow crew members. I would like to know if there will be a reunion soon .overall good times!
Jackson, Melvin ( Pat )IC11970 – 1973E
Smith, WilliamPT21970 – 1971CCD4
Burton, RoberrtFTM21970 – 1972FOX
Escobedo, JuanE4Jan 1, 1970 – Jan 1, 1970Rescue and recoverPetty officer 1st. Class Juan Escobedo Vietnam veteran
Furlow, JohnAC2Jan 15, 1970 – Aug 1, 1970OC
Escobedo, JuanE4Jan 20, 1970 – Jan 20, 1970Rescue and recoverPetty officer 1st. Class Juan Escobedo Vietnam veteran
Cluxton, Dannye2Apr 1970 – Aug 19731st divlanded on it chip&paint anchor chain etc good times
McCommon, RobertABE2May 1970 – Jun 1972V2Good times & long hours remembered. A time of my life that i'm proud of.
Escobedo, JuanE-3May 5, 1970 – Nov 20, 1970Flight crew
Moro, Dave ( Flash )E-2May 20, 1970 – Jan 9, 1974BWas in B div. 1 mmr nickname flash
Saunders, RandyAOCS (RET) THEN AO2Jun 1970 – Sep 1973G (Magazines/Bomb Assy)This was my first tour after "A" school. I learned a lot that helped me in my next assignment at Rosy Roads, PR. Met a lot of great friends on the Forrestal and would love to hear from my former shipmates. Retired Jan 1990.
Henry, William B. " Blue "ABHANJul 1970 – Feb 1974V-1 Crash and SalvageI worked in Crash and Smash as the driver of the MB-5 crash and rescue truck. Looking for shipmates who served with me. I remember all of the scary and dangerous times on the flight deck.Served with Chief Baer, and OL Man Deshazo.
Cutillo, Ralphe3Jul 1970 – Nov 1971shipservicemandoes anybody know when the acciden thappened on the flight deck and the person was killed
Haggerty, DennisYN2Jul 1970 – Jun 1972Operation
Paine, BruceAO3Jul 1970 – Sep 6, 1971GBill, I married a lady from Massachusetts named Barbara also. Still riding a Honda.
Aiken, KennethPNCSJul 15, 1970 – Sep 10, 1972Command Career Counselor
Fitzgerald, Ed (Fitz)BM 2Aug 1970 – May 19713rd
Moyers, Stephen / SteveHT3Aug 15, 1970 – Jun 19, 1972
Del Pilar, FrankSeamanAug 24, 1970 – 1974S-3
Sheene, DallasOS1Sep 1970 – Nov 15, 1978OIHey Dingman if you see this e-mail me .
Gifford, Stephen {steve}ADJ-3Sep 1970 – Apr 1972AIMDThe best Ship I served on!!
Joblin, SidAO2Sep 11, 1970 – Sep 1, 1971GMMade 1 Med Cruise. Great experience after 3 years of shore duty.
Morris, Terrybt3Oct 1970 – May 1973boilerroomgood poeple dint care to much for the duty
Jones, BarryYN3Oct 1970 – Apr 1971va59I would like to find Jerry Atkins and any other shipmate in the winter 1971 med. cruise. I enjoyed seeing all the fun places on the cruise.
Pratt, Joel (Jc)Interior Communication Electrician 2nd class IC2Oct 1970 – Dec 1973ELooking back, I enjoyed my work, the travel, friendships. The food was OK except sterilized milk or once the roaches in the bread. You guys remember that I bet.
Anderson, AndersonAQANNov 1970 – Jun 1971VF 11 -- Line DivisionGreat ship and a great line division -- Paul Chisolm, Gary Lynch, Edgar Burns, David Fuller...
Haskell, SteveAANov 21, 1970 – Sep 20, 1972V-1
Paolucci, John R.E3Dec 1970 – Apr 19723MMRIf I only new then what I know now!
Zandstra, RandySNDec 24, 1970 – Jul 1, 1971OIMy first ship, what a great time, my first Med. cruise. While underway I was assigned lookout, and worked my way into CIC, OI Div. Loved it there, great crew
Iannaccone, LouDP3Dec 30, 1970 – Sep 15, 1972S-7Mess cooking with Lt Jimmie Connors, Med Cruise, S-7 Division with Lt Dave Holland Smith, Cole, Sims, Spurlock, Huber, Giovanelli, D'Angelo, Hyde, Prall, Powell, Baxter, Fire , Dry Dock, unch of new guys, then out.... I got there short!!!
O'Neill, EugeneAOC1971 – Nov 4, 1974G - Assembly and Magazine CrewRetired and piped over the side on 4 November 1974
Davidson, James/daveFIRST CLASS PETTY OFFICER1971 – 1971Radarman OIThe Dectectors 1971 Mediterranean Cruise This is my father he was also on the Iwo Jima,and the Hunington in for 9 yrs spent last 8mo as SP in N.F.BASE
Shanks, RobertE-4/CPL1971 – 1971VMCJ-2/ USMCSpent the frist 6 months on her before crossdecking to the Sara. for a full 11 month deployment Had a great time in the Med. Seen alot and Done alot and proud of it.
Andersen, David AndersenDAVID ANDERSEN1971 – 1972OC
Lawson, DannyAO31971 – 1972AIMDServed with CPO George Hale and AO1 Sam Goodlet, Pat Pascal, Ted Newton, Bob Tooley and more. I was proud to be part of Uncle Sams Canoe Club
Madden, MikeE-31971 – 1973A Div. YeomanI remember being 18 walking aboard.... First assignment was "kitchen" making salads. "What a bowl". Ended up in Engineering "A": Div. as yeoman. Had my nose broken in a smoker by an airdale. I hope everyone is doing well
O'Dower, JohnMM21971 – 1972MSpent the tour in Portsmouth then got stuck aboard because of the fire in the Admiral's Quarters
Cowley, RickCS-31971 – Aug 1973S2I wish the ship was going to be a museum and not turned into scrap.
Covey, Dave profile iconAT-21971 –AvionicsProud to have served on the Forrestal. I made some good friends and had some very interesting times. It seems as if we were in dry-dock for a very long time.
Brockhoff, KimADJ3Jan 1971 – Mar 1974VA-85Did two Med. cruises with VA-85 working in powerplants and the flightdeck troubleshooters. Great ship and good times!!!!
Theroux, WayneAQJan 1971 – Dec 1973GM DivisonWas the best time of my life, Loved everything plus my friends that I made Frenchi, Fred, Pete (god rest his soul) I still miss seeing everyone. I miss playing guitar in the nytro locker just off of the hang deck.
Theroux, WayneAQ Seaman 1stJan 1971 – Dec 1973GM Division
Breslin, William Billadj-3Jan 1971 – Jul 2, 1971Hs-3I made the 1971 Med cruise, got out on arrival in Norfolk. Good times.
Scott, AlanAC1 (Retired ACC 12/82)Jan 1, 1971 – Mar 1, 1973OCLPO - 2 Med Cruises. Met my bride in May 1973 in Athens, Greece, visiting fm Ireland w/2 girl friends. Retired 1982 ACC to a wonderful managerial career as an HR Manager. Two children & wonderful memories of CVA-59.
Potter, KennyMU2/E5Jan 2, 1971 – Jun 30, 1971XI served in the ship's band. The band was assigned to the ship's X Division.We played at ship functions, taking on supplies, change of commands, parades and social events all across the Mediterranian Ports. We also helped with CIC watches.
Grienenberger, JohnABH- ANJan 14, 1971 – Mar 8, 1974V-3Hung around with Jose Lopez, Ed Habrack.. others. Was ABH Weatherburn still a sorry jerk after I left ? And.... Who was that midget Chief ? No.. seriously, Some damn good times. Retired San Diego PD Homicide, now living in Scottsville, KY.
Lynn, TommyAT3Jan 17, 1971 – Sep 1, 1972HS-3Short time, but what an expeience. I remember the 1st F-14 Launch
Merris, PatrickMM3Mar 1971 – Jul 19742MMR and A AC&R shopMade 3 cruises. Was let off on Corfu and hitch a ride back from there to states via Souda Bay, Siganelli, Naples, Rota, and Madrid. Next time I saw her was from a plane flying into Baltimore in 97. Hope she does better than the America.
Lancia, Ralph/ratE3Mar 1971 – Feb 1973EANY shipmate can contact me if they desire at
Mummert, Davide-4/5Mar 22, 1971 – Jun 9, 1974bhad a blast saw the world just like they said met some great folks norm haley ormo mike patten bobby himeral me at
Solbakken, SteveOS3Mar 31, 1971 – Jul 4, 1974OIServed with a great bunch of guys who worked and played hard together. I joined the FID midway thru the 71 cruise, endured a year in drydock/ the fire of 72, then did the 72-73 marathon cruise. I left when we were in Palma in July 74.
Smith, DanAB3Apr 7, 1971 – Apr 11, 1975V2LOOKING FOR JOE DURA FROH PHILLY
Cox, Conny Raye-3Apr 8, 1971 – May 12, 1974s-2looking for old crew mates
Goodacre, DavidPO3Jun 15, 1971 – Dec 17, 1973NavigationI worked with a lot of good people during my time om board.
Haynes, Jr., EmmettHNJun 21, 1971 – Dec 12, 1971medical
Shelby, James DavidAAJul 11, 1971 – Mar 3, 1975V1Worked flight deck crew Fly 2 10-71 till 3-75
Esposito, TonyPT3Sep 1971 – Jan 1975OZ IOICLooking for shipmates, drop me a line at
Johnson, RjAkanSep 1971 – Feb 1974S6I served on board the USS FORRESTAL from 1971 74 in S6 division. I met some of the best friends. Some of us has gotten together for a reunio . We've had 2 so far. Our next reunion is August 18 19 20 21 -2016 I. N.O.La. .
Edwards, PierreAX-2Sep 1, 1971 – May 1, 1974AIMDHS-3 deployed on the Forrestal many times. I loved the ship and have many fond memories of my time on board.
Rose, RobertAO3Sep 14, 1971 – May 31, 1973g divisiong division training petty officer; berthed with main deck shop crew.
Cannon, GlenAKANSep 20, 1971 – Dec 7, 1972AIMD
Smith, Eric SmithE-4Sep 22, 1971 – Jun 10, 1974S-3
Tryon, PatrickE-3Nov 1971 –VT-9 NAS Meridain
Lanuto, RalphFNR E-3Dec 1971 – Nov 1973BGood times #4mmr great Med cruise. Still working for the Navy 2007
Banks, BillLI-3Dec 5, 1971 – Aug 1975X Div.Work in the Print Shop from Jan. 71 to Aug. 75. I was there during Peoples Day that was a great day off from work. Made 3 meds one was 10 months long after the fire on JUly 10th 1972 03 level.
Nutter, JackET1Dec 16, 1971 – Dec 6, 1972OEI came aboard the night the second fire started in the Admirals quarters and spread to CIC. It was an interesting time...cutting holes in the ship to get radar consoles out and training school consoles in...

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