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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 1845 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 – 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
Snodgrass, RodneyRM31972 – 1975CR
Phillips, JackADJ-31972 – 1975VA-25
Pressler, CharelsGMG-21972 – 1973Go Gunnersmates (530)624-9561
Brancaccio, John "the Wop"E-51972 – Oct 1976V-2Great times ,great people and friends.Worked bow cats, waist cats, did a short time in arresting gear.
Oathout, FrankDS11972 – 1975OZ(IOIC), OE06, NTDS,CIC(Display),Automated Supply
Alm, DouglasAO31972 – 1975G DIV
Sidney, JimMM31972 – 19743MMR3 main machinery room was the best 2 years of my life, talked to Anthony Davilla a few years back. Sure was good to here from old frfiend CYA
Derrick, ThomasMMFN1972 – 1976P-2Worked in 3MMR
Chappa, JerrySH31972 – 1974S3I have found reinig, dubis but still looking for jv farley, ron scharbor, finley, bomer, rabang, carungy, jorgenson, cole, dodson or anyone that was there 71 - 74. send me a message...jerry.chappa@gmail.com
Cameron, StevenFA1972 – 1975E
Short, RonE31972 – 1975V2 Plat and LensMet a lot of good people while on board. Would not have changed a thing.
Peterson, Merrell (Pete)SN/E-31972 –4th Division
Phelps, KevinBM31972 – 19744TH
Teague, OmarAE51972 –AIMD IM3
Sissel, CharlesE31972 –WLooking for anyone graduating from RTC San Diego Summer 1972.
La Fon, Gerald(Marty)E31972 – 1975CommunicationsIf any of my shipmates are out there, please contact me.
Chobert, JohnE-41972 – 1975EHAD A GOOD TIME ON 3 WESTPACS
Jackson, AndrewAN1972 – 1975V2Soda Mess waist catapults Air department I am in a hurry but would like to hear from you guys I really enjoyed the experience when you guys tried to inituated me while I was standing my steam watch LOL CPO Andrew
McKinstry, Brucemm31972 – 1974p4
Jennings, RichardBT41972 –P1Worked in 4MMR during the last Wes-Pac cruise, made a lot of friends while serving aboard a great ship. Have plenty of good memories of all the ports we visited. Wish I had stayed longer
Finley, RobertE-31972 – 1973S-3Looking for a 1972 West Pac Cruise book for the USS Ranger CVA-61.
Wood, Jeffrey A. WoodstockABEJan 1972 – 1974
Ramirez, Anthony (Tony)SNJan 10, 1972 – Jul 10, 1973Deck Division
Phillips, Robert D.ABF1Jan 10, 1972 – Nov 30, 1976V-4
Montez, ErnestAirman, E-3Jan 15, 1972 – Aug 15, 1975V-3jUST WANTED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPEN AND WHERE MY HOME FOR 3 1/2 YEARS WAS AT. GLAD THEY DIDN'T CUT HER UP OR MAKE A REEF OUT HER. WILL TAKE MY GRANDKIDS TO SEE HER, MAYBE TRY SHOW AROUND.
Nelson, Jim profile iconHT3Feb 21, 1972 – May 27, 1975R- DivisionWorked in the Aft CO2 and Carpenter Shop, then Locksmith shop, and finally the Forward CO2 shop. Anyone out there that remembers, feel free to give me a shout. My email is microtuff@hotmail.com Jim Nelson
Thompson, Nicholas (Nick)AE-3Mar 1972 – Mar 1973AIMD; IM-2I was aircrew on the COD.
Buer, DonaldAG2Mar 28, 1972 – Nov 30, 1973OA DivisionServed in the Weather Office on the last cruise of the year. I remember Olongopo, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and long days and nights of flight operations in the Tonkin Gulf.
Baker, BarryRM2Apr 1972 – May 1974CR
Brown, RonaldGMT2Apr 1972 – Jun 1975WFirst of many duty stations. Westpac in 72 and 74. Miss the Gunners of the division. Left Ranger for assignment at NavMag, Lualualei, Hi.
Johnson, JerryRDApr 10, 1972 – Sep 23, 19750I
Lance, HarryABHANMay 1972 – Aug 1972V3It was an amazing ship and had along life guarding our shores. I was only on her for a short time but the memories will always be with me'
Spinella, ThomasABF-2May 1972 – Jul 1, 1975v-4ranger life was the best time of my life. i have made many life long friends from my time on board. can anyone ever forget the P.I. ?
Komanec, DaleRM3May 2, 1972 – Apr 17, 1974CRRadioman on Ranger from Hunters Point Naval Shipyard to the 1972 Sabotage to WESTPAC Vietnam deployment including Christmas Bombings 1972 to redeployment Alameda NAS June 1973 to separation from Ranger on 17 April 1974.
Dejohn, Dougdk3May 7, 1972 – Apr 25, 1975supply and special servicesI started out as a gm then transferred to disbursing.I was then promoted to petty officer dk3 for about 6 mos. I later became a member of naval diplomat basketball team. Coaches Wayne Durman and Chas. Williams.
Pehringer, Frankseaman 3rd classMay 16, 1972 – May 16, 1975S-3rember me chuck cole chief quigly yu and rowan henry lucanbaugh david dushnaugh petty officer jim williams allin the copacabana smashed off our butts westpac 73
Wilbur, LewisFNMay 24, 1972 – Apr 17, 1974Hydraulics GangOperated Aircraft Elevator #3 pump room
McCoy, CharlesOS2Jun 1972 – Oct 1, 1976OISome of the fondest memories of my younger life!! Some of the best guys I've ever met.
Alexander, JamesRM2Jun 1972 – Sep 1976CRLooking for all my shipmates that served with me in CR Division during '72-'76. Hit me up @ captain95758@gmail.com. Yeah...spent over 4 years on Top Gun...loved those Westpac cruises...Subic Bay all day every day!!!
Dischner, MikeABH 3Jun 1972 – Dec 13, 1973V-1I'll never forget my time aboard RANGER, proud to have served on her deck.
Sayre, RudyE4Jun 1972 – Sep 1972Division1Flight Deck Yellow Shirt cat-1
Lancaster, 'Burt" RobertABE-3Jul 1972 – Jan 17, 1976V-2Met alot of good friends and have alot of good memories. Worked in cat 3 topside and arresting gear topside and below decks
Bigley, DarrellYN3Jul 1972 – May 1975V-1 / V-5
Hesse, JohnDS2Jul 1, 1972 – Oct 30, 1973OEI worked in the NTDS group.
Hancock, MikeHM2Jul 1, 1972 – Dec 23, 1973Corpsman, flight deck and sick bay
Mariani, PatrickMM2Jul 1, 1972 – Jul 6, 1976Engineering (P-2 and A-4 Division)Fantastic time in my life...loved the travel...saw a lot of the world...made some great friends...I miss the time I spent on board the Ranger and would do it again in a heartbeat...
Spatafore, PatIC2Jul 15, 1972 – Jun 15, 1974EA good place to grow up,with great experiences and g
Newman, GaryAO3Jul 16, 1972 – Apr 10, 1974Aviation munitionsGood time while on board, saw the world some, got my shellback card while on her.
Topey, BruceHM3Jul 27, 1972 – May 29, 1975H (medical)I went on to become a PA, made CWO3, them switched to USPHS & retired 2 yrs ago as CAPT (0-6). Saw Ranger in PI in 1991 & went aboard & visited sick bay & my rack. Also saw her again 1993 in Long Beach by the old EM club
Santini, JoeOS2Aug 1, 1972 – Sep 5, 1975OIThree of the best years,serving with some great guys!
Bourdlais, TerryABF3Aug 1, 1972 – Mar 20, 1975V4 fuelsWhat a way to grow up and see the world. There were good times and bad. Didn't know we were involved in Operation Llinebacker II until several years later.
Dausel, KenMM2Sep 1972 – Oct 1977P1Have many great memories. Wish I could meet up with some of the crew from 4mmr and the BR shop
Jack, JimABH 2Sep 1972 – Dec 1973V-1
Nowak, JosephPHOTOGRAPHER\'S MATE 3RD CLASSSep 1972 – 1973operations?I worked in the photo lab aboard the Ranger. If you worked with me aboard the Ranger or at the Fleet Operations Control Center (FOCPAC) afterwards, please contact me.
Wakefield, ChristopherHT FASep 10, 1972 – Sep 15, 1973R DivisionWas fun being on there and going to welding school in theee Philippines Subic Bay
Barrows, LeeQM3Sep 12, 1972 – Apr 15, 1975Navigation
Daigle, MikeAO 3Oct 1972 – Aug 1973VA 113
Bouthillier, FrenchyElectrician's mate 3rd classOct 1972 – Dec 1973EngineeringMet alot of great guys on that ship...We became a family
Gingrich, JohnADJ2Oct 7, 1972 – Aug 27, 1973AIMD USS Ranger CVA61
Davila, John profile iconMM3Oct 21, 1972 – Apr 15, 1976P-2We put in some long hours down in 3 Main, but I only remember the good times! There were a lot of them and some great shipmates! And Sidney my first name is John.
Shoun, Roypo 3Oct 30, 1972 – May 21, 1976v 2call me 816 254 5985 or my cell phone 816 214 3884 my name is roy shoun abe3 v2 div uss ranger cva 61
Moore, WilburE-2Nov 1972 – Feb 1973Supply-3I had a bad experiance on board fire burned for nearly eight hours while on station in vietnam.
Curtis, JohnETR2Nov 1, 1972 – Nov 27, 1976OE divdo any members of the ships company who served during a yard period have lung problems
Rankin, BertBT3Nov 7, 1972 – Jun 22, 1976P1/P3The best years of my life. Did not know at the time. Served with a great many friends that I will never forget. Loved that ship. Hope to see her again in Oregan.
Mower, ChipAT3Nov 16, 1972 – Jun 23, 1973RECONATKRON 5 (Savage Sons)RECONATKRON 5 (supersonic "brownie" camera) was part of air wing (NE) for the 1972-1973 West Pac deployment. Ranger was designated CVA 61 at the time. Member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club participating in Linebacker II.
Larry, GeraldBT/FNNov 16, 1972 – Jan 1, 1974P-1One of only three brother in my division, came from BT"A"school in Great Lakes, Im from Dallas, Texas whould love to hear from anyone!
Johnson, Garvis W.CTRSNNov 25, 1972 – Aug 28, 1973X Division
Sippola, JimE-3Dec 2, 1972 – Jul 23, 1976A gangI worked in the steam heat and the cat steam shop during war time and not. Unforgettable experience! I can still hear the F-4's take off in my head. Met a lot of great friends. Like I said, unforgettable. Anyone else?
Flowers, StevenE-3Dec 26, 1972 – Nov 26, 1974Deck

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