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USS Hollandia (CVE 97) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Hollandia (CVE 97). 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 26 crew members registered for the USS Hollandia (CVE 97).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Cohee, William (Bill) Arra1934 – 1946I am a grandson of William. Records show he was on the USS Hollandia. Can anyone remember him? Does anyone have any information that can help me follow his military career? Thank you, Chris Mercer
Escalante, Manuel1940 –
Helgesen, WarrenSeaman First Class1942 – 1945Catapult officerWarren served from his ship out of Astoria, Washington until he transferred to the USS Puget Sound to bring troops back from Japan.
Apple, Earl LoraineStorekeeper First ClassNov 23, 1942 – Nov 23, 1948First DivisionEarl was my great uncle who died just shortly after he was released from service. If anyone knew him please contact me. I have the "old 97" the story of the USS Hollandia book if anyone needs to reference it. Thanks
Poole, JohnCRTJun 15, 1943 – Jan 10, 1945V2I would liketo hear from somebody that knew me
Borders, Granville (Joe)Carpenter's Mate Second ClassJul 21, 1943 – Feb 25, 1946Aviation Repair Unit
Crockett, WalterEM3Sep 23, 1943 – May 24, 1946
Bullinger, VictorNov 6, 1943 – Apr 6, 19462nd
Marino, Crespino (Joe)MM 2nd ClassDec 12, 1943 – 1945MMy Dad served on Old 97. He Passed July 18, 2010. I have the Old 97 book and alot of pictures.
Garfield, Norman MEM21944 – 1946EBest time of my life.Best ship in the Navy Norman Garfield 3517 Asbury Dr Parrish Fl 34219
Guerin, JamesFIREFIGHTER1944 –I am Jim's daughter. My Dad died in 1968 and I would love to know more about his service.
Womble, Charles1944 –Hello I am the grandson of Robert Strader. He was aboard this mighty warship. during the war. does anyone remember him he was the bulger? He passed away in 1975, family trying to fined information on his service time.
Barker, Michael FMACHINIST MATE1944 –passed 1968 info supplied by son
Smith, Billie D. (Rocky)1944 – 1945My grandfather served as a welder (underwater I think) on the USS Hollandia. He was also the ships boxing champ, I hear.Wounded late in the war by a kamikaze attack, (again I heard). Passed away in 1999.
Parker, Johnief1c1944 – 1945engineering
Crockett, WalterEM3Jan 10, 1944 – May 15, 1946Electrician
Le Masters, W. H. LeeW/T 2/CMar 15, 1944 – Jun 4, 1946BNow living in Oregon. Have been searching for crewmembers since 1994, with great success at first. Wife and I publish newsletter for crew, mostly taps/obits. Desire news and stories from anyone.
Burdsall, JackApr 1944 –
Kovner, Nathan "Duke"CHIEF PETTY OFFICERApr 28, 1944 – Aug 1945Chief Boiler Tender CWTdied 3/27/89. Info supplied by son.
Klotz, LeighPHOM/2CMay 1944 – Sep 1945V3We had a great crew.
Silker, Vernon profile iconMachinestJun 1944 – 1947MACHINESTMy dad Vern served as a Machinest aboard ol 97 from her start in 44 till she was decommissioned in 47.We have many pics of him, the crew he served .Ol 97 will be honored again on our classsic boat site, Vern Passed 1998
Turke, Joseph G.LTJGJul 1, 1944 – 1946V3I am LTJG Turke's son. Dad passed away in 2001. I know he would have wanted me to sign him on this web site with the rest of his shipmates. He loved the Hollandia!
Anderson, AlfF21945 – 1947he can't rememberI am posting my dad on this site, as he was speaking of his time on the Hollandia during WWII last night. He worked in the engine room. He is still going strong. :o)
Conway, Thomas F.SEAMAN FIRST CLASS RADAR MANFeb 1945 – Jul 1946V3
Garrett, CharlesAM/1CMar 5, 1945 – Sep 29, 1945V-2Good ship. Best chow in the Navy
Short, RaymondPHARM. MATE 3CNov 18, 1945 – Jun 1946Deceased 1995?

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