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USS Philippine Sea (CV 47) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CV 47). 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 144 crew members registered for the USS Philippine Sea (CV 47).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1948 | 1949 – 1952 | 1953 – 1956 | 1957 – now

Carter, CharlesGunners mate1953 –First division
Ford, Louis B.BOILERMAN 3RD CLASSJan 21, 1953 – Feb 10, 1954B
Quinn, JohnPETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASSFeb 3, 1953 – Feb 5, 1957CIC RadarmanHome Port Long Beach
Carter, Charles DavidGunners mateMar 6, 1953 – 1957Division 1
Mathews, RobertSecond ClassJun 18, 1953 – Mar 18, 1956MRetired and living in Arkansas
Feske, Charles "Chck"AN,,AB3Sep 5, 1953 – Oct 10, 1954V-3Great to see the Far East- Japan, Manila and Hong Kong. Otherwise it was a wasted year of my life. No schools or educational opportunities during two years ofg service.
Smith, Gary M. (Gm)IC 1Sep 17, 1953 – May 26, 1957E DivisionReported on board fresh out of IC school. Picked up ship in dry dock in Hunters Point Naval repair base in San Francisco, CA. Had never seen an aircraft carrier before and I was amazed at the size of the thing!
Carpenter, WarrenIC1Dec 1953 – Apr 1957EMade 54, 55, 56, and started 57 cruises.
Kohler, EdwardSEAMAN1954 – 1958Meat cutter aboard ship
Emmons, BruceCORPORAL1954 – 1955Marine Detachment
Hirdman, Roger profile iconAVIATION MACHINIST MATE1954 – 1956fighter squadron 123Father was with fighter squadron 123. He was a aviation machinist. I am sad to say Roger Hirdman passed away June 4th 2017. Memorial in Story City Iowa July1st 2017. Contact son at for details.
Westfall, RayAB31954 – 1956My Father served on this ship. He refueled planes,and had a great time in the Navy. He told me many storys before he died in 1984.
Jones, RonaldAM-31954 – 1957V6Worked on the structural part of the planes and hydrolics. I was aboard when John Wayne filmed the wings of eagles.
Hayes, SteveAB2Jul 15, 1954 – Oct 26, 1956
Swearingen, George RedSNAug 1954 – Aug 19572ndGunners Mate, Boatsen Mate and guard mount during Qeneral Quarters. And anything else the Navy told me to do. Looking for crew of the 2nd Division. Please Email me.
Gallo, ArthurQM2Sep 1954 – Jun 1958NServing aboard "Phil Sea" were some of best years, and greatest experiences, of my life. I will always remember my shipmates. Serving under the command of Capt. G. James was an honor I will never forget. He was a "Sailors sailor".
Dyrhaug, MartinFT2Sep 1, 1954 – Sep 1, 1956fox
Williams, W L BobbyEMFNOct 10, 1954 – Mar 3, 1956eng.need to hear from roy bradham
Latham, RogerAO2Nov 1954 – Aug 1957V-6 later renumbered V-5looking for other ordnancemen
Ormond, Robert D.AO2Nov 1954 – Nov 1956V5
McIntyre, TilmanFiremanNov 1954 – Nov 1955UnknownThis is my Dad. He passed away November 27, 2016. He was very proud of his service in the Navy & always told stories of his time on the Phillipine Sea.
Davis, JamesSK2Dec 20, 1954 – Mar 19, 1957supply
Pankey, DonaldAO2Dec 26, 1954 – Nov 15, 1957V6I spent most of my time preparing rockets and bombs below decks for the planes when we were at sea.Had lots of night launches so needless to say we didn't get a lot of sleep
McDermott, JackRM-31955 – 1957Operations
Lawson, CarlFTG21955 – 1958"F"/FoxtrotMy dad loved the navy! It's what he enjoyed talking about the most. He proudly served for 4 years as a Fire Control Tech. He later distinguished himself as a Battalion Chief with the KCFD. I lost my beloved father on Aug. 19, 2006.
Drum, JackBM31955 – 1957Assisted John Wayne into the Swain chair during the making of Wings of Eagles.
Gardner, TerryYNT21955 – 1957Operationsassigned to Air Intelligence Dept and also to Operations Division Administration Office
Arras, Charles "bob"AA, ADR 3Jan 1955 – Dec 1956V4, V6Philippine Sea was good to me. I loved the Navy.
Webb, Bernard R. WebbMM2Jan 1955 – Sep 1955ASpent a short time on board, but met some really great guys.One from Bluefield,WV in the machine shop.Very good liberty in Hong Kong also.
Koetting, Jim  NEWAC3Jan 1955 – Oct 1956Air OperationsDegree BSEE, worked in data processing, lives in KC MO, 5 kids, 14 grand kids, 3 great grand kids
Koetting, JimAC3Jan 4, 1955 – Oct 7, 1956Air Operations5 kids, 9 grandkids, BSEE, now living in Manhattan Beach, CA playing alot of golf
Waggoner, JackPN3Jan 8, 1955 – Jul 2, 1957PersonnelWas the Captains mass yeoman and my girl friend was Miss Philippine Sea. Had great times and enjoyed every day. Aloha to any shipmates that may read this.
Smith, Robert "black Smith"CPOApr 1, 1955 – Nov 23, 1955ADCWould like any info about my father-in-law (CPO Robert Lewis Smith). Any info or stories about my father-in-law to past on to his grandchildren. My husband names is Benjamin A. Smith.
Miller, RobertMM2Apr 5, 1955 – Sep 22, 1958M foward engine room
Childs, EdENS/LTJGJul 3, 1955 – Jul 3, 1957COM. COD (Carrier on Deck Del.)/Edu. OfcGQ-JOODThis is where it started. A Most Memorable period of my life. Only the Beginning! And, It goes on from there
McDermott, John E. (Jack)RM3Aug 8, 1955 – Aug 7, 1957Operations Radioman
Ronald Clement, RonIC3Dec 15, 1955 – May 15, 1957Interior Communications
Alcala, BaldomeroSailor1956 – 1959Not sureMy father served as cook in the USS Philippine Sea. We lost him in '03. He mentioned the Pan Am flight that they recovered debris and body parts. He was in the S2 Commissary. His nick names were Mero and "Alcohol"
Lacey, LeavyAirman1956 – 1959B4
Lockhart, Emmett P. (Dick)AIRMAN E-3Jan 15, 1956 – Jul 20, 1958V-1NAMES OF SOME OF MY MATES, VERNON,JACKSON,FRED,GREIR
Nickell, GlennPetty Officer First classFeb 29, 1956 – Dec 23, 1958Fire Control TechnicianGlenn died 11-11-21 from small-cell lung cancer, probably due to asbestos contamination in the Philippine Sea. Seeking names of others who have died due to any form of lung cancer. Legal case is pending.
Payne, Benjamin F.IC-3Mar 1956 – Dec 1958E-Had a lot of fun.
Stoner, JessieRM3Mar 1956 – Dec 22, 1958ORI really enjoyed the 2 years 9 months and 10 days I spent aboard this ship. I met a lot of people and made a lot of friends. I made2 cruises to Japan and Hong Kong. Also went to Signapore and the Philippines.
Ranney, H. FlintENS/LTJGSep 15, 1956 – Dec 28, 19585thWas 5th Division gunnery Officer for 5"38 and 40 mm gun mounts as well as underway OOD. Gunnery Dept earned many "E's" for excellence in firing runs. Helped decommission ship in Dec 1958.
Walker, William profile iconPfc. & CplNov 9, 1956 – Nov 1958Marine DetachmentAttempting to contact anyone from the Ship at that time.
Caulkins, LarrySeaman first classDec 1956 – Dec 1958SecondLooking for philip tuggle
Dividson, Robert profile iconamDec 13, 1956 – Dec 2, 1968v2 catapult and arresting gearlooking for crewman WHO REMEMBER pan am recovery and s2f crash where the pilot was lost info for the VA.

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