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USS Valley Forge (CV 45) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV 45). 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 187 crew members registered for the USS Valley Forge (CV 45).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – 1960 | 1961 – 1966 | 1967 – now

Edwards, CharlesE21944 – 1948eThis is my Dad, who passed in 2007. Not sure of exact dates
Black, LarryAO1Jun 1945 – Apr 1953Aviation Ord
Anderson, Llewellyn (Andy)AOM3CJun 9, 1945 – Sep 23, 1949Aviation OrdinanceMy grandfather just passed away at 96 in December 2022. I grew up flipping the pages in his book and listening to his stories about what he did. His service inspired me to join the military.
Wallace, Charles / JackSEAMAN 2ND CLASS1946 – 19483rd
Kazanovicz, Edwin JTeleman 3C1946 – 1948Communication
Joyce, Robert (Bob)Seaman ?1946 – 1948Air Operations/Weather ObserverIn memory of my father, Bob Joyce. Dad was on the original crew of the Valley Forge, and served during the shakedown cruise, training in Pearl Harbor, and the world cruise. He also played basketball for the ship team
Czarnetzki, Mary FrancesET3Nov 3, 1946 – Sep 22, 1949Plank Owner
Iversen, EarlFIREMAN1947 – 1948Mlooking for anyone who might have served with me on the Happy Valley
Sader, DavidFIREMANJan 1947 – Dec 1948My father passed away in Aug 2004. I found his cruise book dated 47-48. He never spoke much about his military service.
Wable, KennethAO3Jun 13, 1947 –V3
Temte, RagnarBMCM, ( LT)Dec 27, 1947 – Apr 4, 1963first and thirdCame aboard as BM1 and left a LT. (jg). served 15 years and 4 months aboard The Valley Forge CV45. Served 25 yrs. continuous sea duty during my career. After 3 years in the Fleet Reserve, I retired on 30 years as a LT.
Yepez, JoySNJul 13, 1948 – Jul 13, 1951U.W. NavTraCen., San Deiego, California;Joe Yepez was my father he was on the Valley Forge Seattle to San Diego 1951. My mother was snuck on board this trip does anyone remember. My mother Joan pierced a bunch of sailors ears with cross's another time.
Beaudry, Francis1949 – 1952Plumber/Pipe fitter, firemanTrying to make a special gift for my father in law for Christmas. Anyone have any other stories or notes to share?
Eaddy, George/edison1949 – 1951Just adding this for my Dad. He is deceased now. But I thought he would like this.
Nash, DavidFIREMAN1949 – 1953This to is for my Dad he passed away in Aug 97 Im not real sure of the dates of Service
Clifford, Warren / Cliff / BobEM/3RD CLASSJan 10, 1949 – Jun 10, 1952EBoarded ship in San Diego. Assignments were flight deck lighting and generator gang. Left ship in Japan via transport. Discharged in San Francisco.
Largent, JackBM2Feb 1949 – Nov 19515thI was abord and in Hong Gong when the Koren "Conflict" began. I mainly ran motor launches and finally took over the Captains Gig from Frank Robinson. Had a great time in the Navy.
Eargle, FredRM2Apr 1949 – 1951ORRetired from N C State University. Living in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Published an account of my experiences during Korean War. Go to and look up "Korean War Diary." You might find your name.
Rush, Robert Harold (Bob)ETCNov 12, 1949 – Dec 22, 1950UnknownThis entry is for my Father. I am his daughter.
Foster Jr., James A. "jack"SN1950 – 1952I am entering as much information as possible for now. My father Jack is now deceased and was always proud of his service upon the Valley Forge. We shared many times looking at photos and telling stories, many laughs.
Cartwright, Charlesunknown1950 – 1953Aircraft ElevatorI'm adding this entry for my Dad, who passed 2011. We had much fun talking about his adventures aboard from 50 - 53. Love to all who served then. Please feel free to contact me about stories!
Oberstaller, Ken (Obie)airman 3rd class1950 – 1951vf52 cag5Retired in southern Az. Would like to hear from shipmates.
Younce, Jesse "Pep"e1950 – 1954sAdded for dad, passed in 2014. He enjoyed his time on this ship, fond memories.
Lenart, GeorgeLI3Jan 20, 1950 – Dec 15, 1950Executive
Mason, Alfred 'Ed'PFC- SSGTMar 1950 – Jul 6, 1952Marine Det 5th or 6th?My first tour of sea duty. Met a lot of good people. Lot of traveling especially up and down the coast of Korea, and always a change, fron coast tuther.
Lenart, GeorgeLI3Mar 1950 – Dec 1950XI served in the print shop. During the Korean War, I spent more time on watch than in printing.
Johnstone, Allen MilesJun 26, 1950 – Feb 21, 1953Served on Her during Korea. Past orginizer of Re-Unioins.
Stephens, Ernest E6Aug 16, 1950 – Aug 16, 1954UKMy father. He died in 1969. I was very young. I followed him into military service as a Marine from 1984-2007. It would be great to hear from anyone who knew him.
Huegel, OttoAK3Sep 1, 1950 – Oct 1, 1953s-1worked in aviation stores
Densmore, FloydAD3Nov 1, 1950 – Feb 28, 1953V2CURRENT ADDRESS IS 1048 MOHR ST SHELBYVILLE IN 46176
Bianchini, FrankBOSN MATE 3RD CLASSDec 1950 – Nov 1953V2
Fleck, DickAIRMAN1951 – 1953V2
Fledderman, EarlHM31951 – 1952Hstated out in bremerton wash. demobilised. in san diego ca. (if i recall correctly). like to hear from some of my old shipmates.!!!!
Wakefield, GeorgeSN1951 – 1954ThirdOne of Temte's warriors of the third division Skipper of the Valley Forge Cv 45 Reunion club 2008 in Renton, Wa.
Tucker, Freddie SamuelSA1951 – 1953Gunnery Dept. 3rd DivisionIn honor of my dad who has since passed away. May God bless all those who have served.
John, DialDK21951 – 1954Disbursing ClerkJohn S. Dial was my father (deceased). He was a DK2 on the last two of the Valley Forge's Korean War cruises. I maintain a facebook group for VF sailors & descendants at
Stairs, Cleve V.ABANAug 1951 – Oct 1951V-1I enjoyed the short time that I was aboard. I boarded in Bremerton, Wash., then sailed to San Diego, and remained on board for 2 months, Then to Miramar Naval Air Station to FASRON 701 for 9 mos., then to separation .
Selby, Bill Or William "willy" "mouse"1952 –Entering for my dad who has passed away. I only know his tatoo said 1952. He was also known as "Mouse".
Geib, ArthurPfc.1952 – 1953Marine Corp DetachmentMy father served on the Valley Forges 4th Korean Cruise from 1952 to 1953 as a member of the Marine corp Detachment .
Pintinics, MarkPhotographers Mate Third Class1952 – Apr 16, 1956unsureMy Father served on CV-45 not sure of the years he was on USS Valley Forge, 1952 to 1956 active duty then 1956 to 1960 reserves. Was hoping someone on here possibly knew my Father, he sadly passed away last year.
Fortune, RoyAIRMANMar 15, 1952 – Sep 10, 1953v3I joined the ship in korean waters came back to San Deigo,thru panama canel,up to Norfolk does any one remember this old swabbie?
Nichols, Leland L. And Edna W. NicholsSK3Jul 20, 1952 – Oct 27, 1952S-1Organized the Supply Department Softball Team, Assigned Police Petty Officer for Supply Department.Had a ship's Compny in Supply made up of just raduated recruits. All in all we had a good time.
Burton, Robert (Snuffy)LTJGSep 1952 – Jun 1953VF92 CVG5We were assigned to replace VF52 because we were mission ready. We were flying F4U-4 Corsairs. We had an expert crew.
Damron, Charles CliffordAVIATION BOATSWAIN THIRD CLASSSep 30, 1952 –unknownI am entering this for my dad that has since passed away, so I am not sure on all of the information. God Bless
Vanicek, AntonFT2Oct 1952 – Aug 5, 1955Fox Divisionassigned to maintenance of Mark 56 Fire Control System
Selvey Jr, North T (N T / Bones)FT3Oct 16, 1952 – May 23, 1954United States Seventh FleetMy name is Brian Selvey. My dad "North T (NT or Bones) Selvey Jr" was a "Fire Control Technician" on the "USS Valley Forge" during the "Korean War. I would love to hear from anyone that may have served with him

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