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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 – 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Richardson Jr, James (Rich)ABH31973 – Apr 1975V-3 Hanger deck Aircraft director
Powell, RickCS31973 – 1976S2 I was not ships company, but made three cruises with VA25. I helped run the forward galley the 76 cruise.
Bandy, MitchBTFN1973 – 1975Engineering4mmr was where i was assigned and a lot of people there treated me good.Thought it might be nice to say hello to some of them.
Loya, DaveBm31973 – 1975Deck - 4th
Williams, Gary profile iconPHAA1973 – 1974PHOTOLABLIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED ON THE RANGER, ESPECIALLY FROM THOSE i WORKED WITH IN THE PHOTO LAB,.FROM THE SICKBAY.OR V-3 DIVISION.i HAAD FRIENDS ALL OVER THE SHIP. LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.
Johns, LawrenceABE AN1973 – 1974V-2 Div. Bowcat #1Bow Cat #1, Waterbreaks/Bow Safety & Weight Board
Shafer, DavidElectricians mate E3 Fireman1973 – 1974E div.I was just a kid when I enlisted. Scared to death. But I actually had the time of my life and made some wonderful memories and great friends. Looking back now, I don't know how I made it.
Meierhoff, RandyE41973 – 1976AdminGreat time with lots of great people
Dewayne, Robert profile iconMachinist Mate (FN)Jan 1973 – Jun 1976Engineering (P2)Engine room #3 I believe. I enjoyed my time on the Ranger, we saw a lot of the world and I met some awesome people.
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Weber, JoeBM2Jan 1973 – May 19761st Division
Bride, JoeOS2Jan 1973 – Sep 1973OI1 WEST PAC . LOTS OF GOOD PEOPLE.
Spann, JohnE-4Jan 1, 1973 – Aug 15, 1974V-1What A great Time In my life meet some very good friends and great party times, along with the flight deck cook outs ,crossing the Equator,Good old P.I.and my fingers jamed in the speed flaps on the F-16 alert 5 mission.
Connell, DaveYN2Jan 2, 1973 – Apr 21, 1975V5 & V2Was departmental yeoman in V5 for about a year and was then assigned to V2 yeoman duties.
Kalista, StevenETR2Jan 2, 1973 – Jun 17, 1977OEPart of the RADAR Group Shop2 ACLS and TACAN. I served with some very fine young men and enjoy telling stories from the "Who done it log" I currently work for United States Postal Service as an ET.
Thaxton, RonRMSNFeb 20, 1973 – Mar 14, 1975communications
Kowskie, JeffE4Mar 1973 – Apr 1977V2Topside Petty Officer( Arresting Gear)
Williams, Willard (Kent)ABE-3Mar 1, 1973 – Sep 22, 1976V-2 - CAT 3 (Waist CATS)Serving on the Ranger was one of the best experiences in my life. Met a lot of great people.
McClellan, Ivan (Chiefmac)rmcMar 9, 1973 – Mar 10, 1976crI was the ships crypto custodian/ARFCOS courier out of CR div. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me and/or the cruises we made.
Hodges, ElijahRM3Mar 15, 1973 – Jul 9, 1976SignalI am proud to have served aboard the USS Ranger (CV-61) and CVA-61). I have great memories of the Captain talking like John Wayne.
Sego, Gerald (Jerry)ABE-3Apr 13, 1973 –V2 Aft-Cats #4Hey, where are all the Aft Cats? Man we used to party hard in Ologopo P.I. Had fun in Yocusa, Japan too. Hong Kong was crazy high prices but we managed. Looking for "Evil Al Diddle" &"Ski" and lots more!!
Lane, DaveABE-3Apr 15, 1973 – Oct 15, 1976V-2. Bow Cats 1 & 2It was a great 31/2 yrs onboard the ranger, an v-2 Div. Meet alot of interesting people along the way and keep in contact with Dan Strohl from Neb. Since our separation. Those v-2 cat an gear crews feel free to reply.
Baker, WalterE-4Apr 16, 1973 – Oct 15, 1974E-DivMy first time onboard and overseas was by flying and not knowing what to expect
Payton, RobertE-4May 10, 1973 – Apr 25, 1975V-1This was the best time of my life
Hall, DonHT3Jun 1973 – May 1974Sheet Metal ShopHad a great time on board ship. I always wondered what happened to all the guys I worked with.
Olsen, Robin (Flash)SAJun 1973 – Dec 17, 19742ndDidn't much care for being a Bosin's Mate (not what I signed up for) other than being a Helmsman and there were a FEW shipmates who I disliked a lot, but I also (for the MOST part) made GREAT friends on the RANGER!
Morris, JoeBT3Jul 15, 1973 – May 10, 1974#2MMRRanger was my 1st Carrier, I served on 2 Tin Cans before, DD786(Anderson) & DD851(Rupertus)- Did Westpac on Rupertus. Enjoyed my brief time aboard.Got out early in 1974 on the way to Westpac trip.
Parker, ArthurABH3Aug 1973 – Dec 1975V1Discharged 12/75 Enlisted Navy Reserve 1976 Retired as an ABHC Sept.. 1996
Donahue, DanielBT petty officer 3rd classAug 27, 1973 – Aug 17, 19762 mmr & 4mmrleft some of my best friends when i was discharged if any remember me please write
Northrup, David profile iconLI3Sep 1973 – May 1976X-DIV PRINT SHOP print shop. after some training took overnight shift w Starble. Lost touch with every one. corresponded with Maish in WA and Nitzke had a great time and a learning experience. hope to see the Top Gun in Oregon soon
Moon, Richard Aka RickSNSep 1973 – Jul 1976ships company cookHad some of the best times of my life on that tub and some of the worst .I see that I am the only cook to be in these file.If any one remembers me let me know.
Goodman, McVicker (Mac)AIMD, IM-1 Div. (Aircraft Maintenance)Sep 1973 – Mar 27, 1975Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Dept. IM-1 Div.I was so proud to have served with everyone aboard the Ranger. That WestPac in '74 wasn't what I expected, I wanted to go to Austrailia, It's now going to be docked in Portland, as a museum.
Wuorinen, JohnAE3Sep 1, 1973 – Jun 10, 1976AIMDI was in IM3 Shop 6
Kelly, W,t.DPSN/ E3Sep 30, 1973 – Jun 9, 1976S-7DRYDOCK IN LONG BEACH- 2 WEST PAC CRUISES
Patterson, James / GeorgiaGMT3Oct 1973 – May 1976W Division
Luckenbaugh, HenryE-3Oct 8, 1973 – Apr 6, 1974S-3THE USS RANGER WAS A GOOD TOUR OF DUTY WE HAD A GOOD CREW,GOOD FOOD,GOOD R&R PORT'S. I MISS HER AND MY SHIPMATE'S.I RAN THE SHIP'S STORE S3 ANY ONE REMEMBER IN 1973 A CATAPULT BLEW AND A PLANE WENT IN THE SEA WE LOST A PILOT.THAT
Cola, Edward profile iconE-5Oct 10, 1973 – Sep 10, 1977OEFeelin' old yet?
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Thoma, FranklinMM3Oct 22, 1973 – Jun 26, 1976P 1Went onboard Ranger as a FR. My first 3 months as a Coop Cleaner I learned how to win at spades. Asked to be an EM and got sent down to 1MMR. Left as a MM3.
Thomas, WayneAK3Nov 19, 1973 – Mar 31, 1975S-6
Gabel, GlennLT(JG)Dec 1973 – Jun 1976S-7 and S-2
Drake, RonaldAZ3Dec 1973 – Jan 1977AIMD/IM1
Young, JamessnDec 30, 1973 – Sep 1976s-4guys called me puppy dog. retired from amway corp after 31 years.worked with ken sewell, ed weddle, marvin corb on ranger

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