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USS Ranger (CV 61) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ranger (CV 61). 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 1846 crew members registered for the USS Ranger (CV 61).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1957 | 1958 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Eldred, RogerEM11958 – 1959Trying to find info on my dad. I think he was in a bar fight downtown san fran with his buddies. Fight was broken up. Dad and buddies left. Other guy came from bar and caught dad in back w/bottle. Anyone else enjoy the fun?
Tevis, RolandE6 WE THINK1958 – 1959My Grandfather served on the Ranger as an aviation metal smith, but died before I could ask him about his life. I would love to hear from anyone who was on the ship who would like to talk about life onboard. God Bless and Thank You! ~Dina
Voron, Sheldonairman1958 – 1960V6Greatest time in my life, ever, was cossing the equator with King Neptune.
Franklin, Budet31958 – 1959electronics
Weldon, DickEM31958 – 1959Electrical
Huff, CharlesPHG31958 – 1962unkMy father was part of the commissioning crew on the Ranger. He was very proud of his service. Ben, Clayton and I, Chris, are proud to remember him and honor him. He passed away in June of 2017.
O'Donnell, TomET2Mar 1958 – Dec 1960OEAny electronics technicians from shop1 or shop2 in the late 50's out there?
Prunty, JamesSK2Mar 4, 1958 – Mar 4, 1960S-1Enjoyed every min. Good luck to all.
Charpentier, DonaldEM3May 1, 1958 – Sep 1, 1960E-3
Schutte, GeroldE5 AE2Jun 15, 1958 – Sep 15, 1958VAW 11
Downs, JohnMMJul 1958 – Jun 1960
Reynolds, Theodore/tedEM2Aug 1958 – May 1962E DivWorked in the Elect Power shop for 2 yrs then got transferred to the A-O shop for 2 yrs. I enjoyed 3 Cruises aboard the Ranger. Even had Sonny Lunsford stand up with me when I married my wife, who I'm still married too.
Klepper, JimYN3Aug 10, 1958 – Jun 21, 1960Engineering (Log Room)Best shipmates of all. Cmdr Ryder, my boss was the greatest. Can't say enough about the pre-commission crew.
McKnight, EdRMSNAug 15, 1958 – Jun 15, 1960ORStarted off in the 2nd Division as a deck-ape. finished up as a radioman striker.
McLarty, TommeyE-5Aug 15, 1958 – Aug 15, 1960Operations (Air Intelligence)
Hurd, Dick profile iconEMAug 15, 1958 – May 1960electricianServed 2 years in the elec. rewind shop. Heard in Dec 2014 that the old girl was sold for scrap for 1 cent and will be towed either Jan/Feb 2015 to Brownsville,TX to be dismantled. No ed. facility in Oregon
Everett Glenn, EverettE3Aug 30, 1958 – Jun 1, 19601stI had a lot of friend in the first I would like to find E E Long
Hughes, TonyAirmanOct 1958 – Aug 1959GM Division
McDermott, PaulSK3Oct 1958 – Sep 1960S1
Souza, BobMM3Oct 11, 1958 – Mar 14, 1962A-4
Composto, MichaelE31959 – 1960V2V2 division, would love to hear from any Green shirts on 59' and 60' cruises
Guilford, Bobsm31959 – 1962sm
Hoofnagle, DennisAT-21959 – 1959Aviation electronicsTransferred to new duty as ships company USS Ranger from Guam VW-3 squadron. Took one month leave on arrival home. Reported for duty, ship in Dry Dock! Went out 2 weeks sea trials then separated from service. Loved it!
Dodge, MargaretDon't knowJan 1, 1959 – Sep 15, 1963Don't knowLooking for anyone who served with my brother on the ranger. 1959-62? Would like to know about him when he served. He died in 1964 in a car accident when I was in high school
Estes, KenPH2Jan 3, 1959 – Aug 1, 1959OP PhotolabCame aboard with VAH-6 then TAD to OP Photo Lab for the 1st WestPac. Great ship. Makes me ill to think we could not save our ship.
Knight, Gayland (Gene)E-3May 1959 – Jul 1963Supply & Side CleanersEnjoyed the places we visited, sometime sorry I did not try harder and made a carrer of it
Brochhausen, KurtAK3May 1959 – 1960S 6I would like to hear from someone during this time period.
Sansom, GeorgeACT2Jun 15, 1959 – Nov 13, 1959OIlooking forward to hearing from any other AC who sailed on her at that time period.
Romero, RonRM3Jun 15, 1959 – Dec 10, 1962ORLooking back, it was a great time. I had easy job in communications. I worked in the teletype room and in crypto. I have only good memories of that time.
Lovitt, AllenE3Jul 1, 1959 – Dec 19, 1960V-1 Division
Scott, Joe (Scotty)AirmanAug 7, 1959 – Apr 11, 1961GmGood Time
Boggs, Thomas (Tom)E3Sep 19, 1959 – Oct 11, 1962V1
Vancleave, GordonE3Sep 20, 1959 – Jun 18, 1963V1Rep 8 crash crew hot suite. Retired I Oregon
Beattie, RogerfnnSep 24, 1959 – Jun 2, 1962b div3 westpack cruises was 4mm most of the time get in touch
Napier, RobertBMSNOct 1959 – Jul 19611stI hated every minute of it, But I would give anything to go back and do it again.
Butler, DonaldAMS2/1Oct 15, 1959 – Sep 10, 1962V-3Helicopter crewchief, Hangar Deck P.O., Supply Petty Officer, and Log Yoeman
Rosenblatt, HermRM2Nov 3, 1959 – Jul 27, 1961ORRadioman. Spent most of my duty time in crypto
Christiansen, Roger / Nickname Yamaguchi /E5 / IC2Dec 1959 – Jan 1963E-4I feel like I grew up on the Ranger met many great crew members on her. Got to see places I probably would have never seen on my own. Learned a lot from many teachers about other rates. IC circuits are everywhere !
HUSON, Robert D. BobAC31960 – Jul 27, 1962OCReported aboard when she returned from WesPac. Missed the Cuban Missle Crises Extensions by 4 days.
McLean, GeorgeYN31960 – Nov 11, 1963OR
Schilling Jr, Fred RE-5 MM1960 – 1964M DIVISION
Hendricks, QuentonUnknown1960 – 1964UnknownThis is my dad. Looking to see if anyone can tell me more about what he did onboard the USS Ranger. He passed on end of 2004. Any info would be greatly appreciated, as to what his duties were etc. Thanks!
Evans, Jake Or J.d.ABH21960 – 1964V-1
Martin, MikeAME31960 – 1963Air framesI was a member of VAH 6 . Great times!!!
Finn, DavidABE 31960 – 1964V2Trying to contact buddy Larry Weston from Eugene, Oregon ,also buddy Larry L Hatcher both served in Ranger during my duty.
White, DuaneABF3Jan 2, 1960 – Jan 6, 1964V4Worked at Flight Deck control as Fuel checker and in avgas pump room
Schenck, Eugene (Gene)AMS2Feb 6, 1960 – Aug 2, 1960VA-93 (Blue Blazers)Served much of the Cruise in Opama, Japan installing new ejection seats in the A-4 Aircraft. Retired from the Navy in 1974 as a AMCS. After the Navy worked for Boeing Aircraft Company all over the World, Got my Engineering Degree at Wichita State
Burgess, David (Smokey)RMSNMar 1, 1960 – Oct 5, 1960ORI did one West Pac Cruise. Worked as teletype operator. I enjoyed my time on the Ranger.
Wheeler, PaulBM2Apr 1960 – May 17, 19671st & 4thI had some great times aboard this ship. I was very proud to have served aboard her.
Lundberg, TomAK-2Apr 10, 1960 – Aug 3, 1961Aviation SlupplyI Would love to hear from anyone in Avaition Supply during this period. tjlundberg@gmail.com
Snyder, Gerald (Jerry)EM2Jun 18, 1960 – Jan 8, 1963EI served in power distribution for a short time and then the rest of my time in the power shop. The last part of my time aboard I ran the rewind shop.
Sacks, LesterBT2......BoilerFireman 2nd ClassJul 4, 1960 – Nov 1, 1963B-DivisionThe U.S. Navy via USS Ranger (CVA-61) changed me into a proud a man. Thanks, Ranger.
Dozier, KennethE-3Aug 1960 – Aug 1961V-2AFT CATS.
Pakulak, Gerald (Pak)RM3Aug 11, 1960 – Aug 11, 1962ORRadio 1 (Main Comm)
Schilling, FredMM2Sep 6, 1960 – Mar 23, 1964M DIVISIONI WAS ON THROTTLE WATCH IN 3MMR WHEN THE CAPTAIN CALLED DOWN ON THE SOUND POWER TELEPHONE. HE ASKED US IN ENGINE ROOM TO KEEP EVERYTHING ON LINE SO WE COULD BEAT THE USS KITTY HAWK IN A DRAG RACE. WE WON WITH ONLY 4 BOILERS OPERATING.
Jaramillo, PhilE-4Sep 15, 1960 – Aug 15, 1962V-1Dennis Morgan from Pamona, California, ole buddy! Remember the great times we had on liberty in Hawaii, Yokosuka and Hong Kong? It would be great to hear from you if you are out there. I still have the pictures you and I took on liberty!
Lundberg,, Thomas A.AK2Sep 15, 1960 – Aug 10, 1961Aviation Supply (S-6)As I look back on my experiences on Ranger I can honestly say it was the best time of my life. I learned a lot on Ranger. It was great fun. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Wood, JohnSK3Sep 16, 1960 – Jul 28, 1964Supply
Zampino, BenE-3Dec 1960 – Feb 1964ShipservicemanLooking for Robert LaGreca & James Moll

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