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USS America (CV 66) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS America (CV 66). 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 2903 crew members registered for the USS America (CV 66).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 | 1966 – 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 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 – now

Grim, ArthurLT.J.G.1966 – 1969communications
Jost, Thomas (Rat)AME-31966 –VA-64 Black LancersStationed in Cicle Feild, made Med. Cruise worked on flight deck. Live in Pgh Pa.
Heisler, HarryMU31966 – 1967Flag StaffI was in Unit Band 194 during the Mediterranean cruise. Would love to hear from anyone in the band. My email is: It was a great time in my life and I loved the time I served on her ....
Cliburn, DavidAirman1966 – 1967Squadron V.A. 64 Black Lancerscame on board during the 1966 Med. cruise to the end of cruise was T.A.D. to chow hall taking trash to fan tail. Was a plane captain on the flight deck on the 1967 MED. cruise
Murrell, CarlAO21966 – 1969G1Entered for my brother-inlaw.The email address is mine,Carl does not have an email addressCarl is very proud to have served on the USS AMERICA.I was army at the same time and Carl and I reminisce these times often.
North, J.r.MM31966 – Dec 17, 1967AA-1 Div. Aircraft Elevator machinery.
Ehrgott, RonAN1966 – 1967V4After all these years looking for old V4 shipmates.
Peterson, Eugene/ Pete?1966 – 1967navyEugene J. Peterson/Pete was my dad he passed Oct 26 2012 and i would love to hear from anyone who knew him. my email is Great dad, great man, miss him everyday. thanks
Thomas L. Ross, TomAirman1966 – 1967V-2Retired 2 years ago from Frontier Airlines. Spent a lot of time working on airplanes and it started in the Navy. Thanks for the head start and all of the memories. Tom Ross
Breeze, EricSM31966 –SignalLooking for ship mates I served with in the signal division. John Riddle and John Lawrence
Garner, JamesE61966 – 1970Flightdeck
Martinez, Ricardo (Chico)EM 31966 – 1968E Divisionhad a great time abroad the America.
Schiessl, JohnANJan 1966 – Oct 6, 1967V-4I would like to hear from shipmates.
Brown, BertSK-3Jan 1966 – Nov 1, 1969S-1 S-6Great time in my life. Saw the world and made good friends. would like to get in touch with old ship mates.
Cooper, MichaelSH E-4 BarberJan 1966 – Dec 1967Shp service
McKanna, TomAQ3Jan 1966 – Dec 1968VA-86
Moyer, Lewis /lewE5/AQF2Jan 1966 – Jun 1969AMD/AIMDWas an AQF from VF102 assigned to AIMD. Worked on the aircraft radars in the F4's. Great group of guys in the squadron and in the shop.
Bigler, ThomE-3Jan 1966 – May 1969WHave never forgotten the amazing experiences I had on the America and the incredible shipmates I shared those experiences with. Would enjoying hearing from the great people I met. Thank you for the memories.
Ingham, DanielE-3 AMSJan 1, 1966 – Oct 31, 1967VF-33
Dermody, Ray JPLANE CAPT.Jan 3, 1966 – Mar 13, 1967VA-66Director of membership U.S.S. AMERICA Carrier Veterans Association
Barnard, Ralph/redAE2Jan 5, 1966 – Oct 20, 1969VF 102served with Heavy, RT, Buzy
Schiessl, JohnAirmanJan 28, 1966 – Oct 25, 1967V4I saw someone I know so I joined!
Velander, Chuck profile iconABE3Feb 1966 – Oct 1969V2Worked in arresting gear. Engines 1,2,3 & 4.
Duncan, Dennis E. DuncanAKANFeb 1966 – Oct 1970S-6 S-1left some friends and aggravated some.LOVE YA ALL would like to hear.
Boerner, StevenMM3Feb 1966 – Dec 1968M
Livingston, BenBT3Feb 1, 1966 – Oct 1, 1969boilerpower to the steam god
Bahr, FrederickSTG2Feb 18, 1966 – Sep 17, 1968OIWould like to hear from shipmates. Living in Maryland on Tilghman Island
Stanley, JohnABE3Mar 1966 – Sep 1969Arresting gear crew/Task Force 77
MacDonald, DavidDS3Mar 1, 1966 – Jun 1, 1966OperationsShort lived tour here but caught this carrier in Beirut and have very fond memories of those days in port there before it was destroyed in later years.
Humphrey, Ronniesfm2Mar 1, 1966 – Oct 1, 1969repair worked in ship fitter shop
Koscelnik, Dale (Kosmo)SFM3Mar 14, 1966 – Oct 1, 1969WORKED IN THE SHIPFITTER SHOP ALL MY TIME.
Gatewood, LeoABH3Mar 15, 1966 – Dec 8, 1969V-1
Talnose, RichardABE3Mar 15, 1966 – Nov 1969V-2Worked on #3 cat
Neil, ThomasDK2Mar 17, 1966 – May 29, 1968S4This set me on my career path as a Certified Financial Planner. The travel was great all around the world.
Ludwick, Olan ( Lud )Mar 19, 1966 – Jan 4, 1968hanger deck crew
Czel, JamesEM3Mar 20, 1966 – Oct 1, 1969EI was on the first 3 cruises ...God Bless the people who served on her...May she rest in peace
Gall, RonaldE3Mar 24, 1966 – Oct 7, 1969amcame after boot stayed to time out of sevice
Beaty, JenningsFTM2Apr 1966 – Jan 1968FOX
Richardson, RichE-3Apr 1966 – Oct 1969Flight Deck V1Anybody out there fron V1 Divison. 1966-1969
Westbrook, JohnSTG3Apr 1, 1966 – Mar 15, 1967Four years USN as an Sonar Tech (STG3). Another eighteen in the USAF, retiring in '85 as an E-7. I would like to reconnect with the Sonar Techs, especially.
Vescovo, Ernie E- 4 SH3 ships serviceman Apr 1, 1966 – Dec 19, 1968S3 sales divisionI would like to be contacted by any S3 people from 1966 throurgh 1969, or any shipmates who remember me
Stanchfield, EltonGMT2Apr 11, 1966 – Jul 8, 1969WeaponsAn experience I will always remember but glad not to have to do it again.
Hostetler, EdwardDS1Apr 16, 1966 – Mar 19, 1971IOICWish to find any one who was near the Agent Orange when it was being loaded into the canisters for use in Vietnam. Have all the problems with it and the Vet Rep here in Salem, OR is being difficult.
Caraway, Larry?Apr 16, 1966 –?I am Larry Caraways niece. He passed away January 28th 2021 due to COVID-19. 4 days after my birthday. He was not my uncle to me but my daddy. If anyone knows his please feel free to share some memories.
Riddle, Thomas SBT1May 3, 1966 – Aug 13, 1969B
Strait, MitchellE-3 AmnMay 6, 1966 – Jan 12, 1968V-2Worked in Arresting Gear. Worked hard and played hard. two med cruises. Was times I'll never forget.
Babin Jr. (Cajun), Harold J.AN (E-3)May 16, 1966 – Dec 20, 1967V-1 (Blue Shirt '66, Fly 2, Repair 8 '67)Enjoyed my time aboard working with the people from different areas of our country. Meeting different people and talking to them about their country and culture when ashore after working hours.
Allen, John W.GMTSNJun 1966 – Jan 1968WFirst opportunity to see the world. Retired as GMC in 1992. Would like to hear from anyone I served with.
Yount, DavidAE2Jun 1966 – Nov 1969VF 102
Pritchard, William PritchardADJ3Jun 1966 – Dec 28, 1967V3Looking for old shipmates
Rivera, JessieE3Jun 1966 – 1969V1Just lookin to find some old friends to shot the breeze and take a trip down memory name is jesse rivera
Hicks, Barry - High Pockets profile iconMM3Jun 1966 – Feb 1969M-DivisionSteamed out of 2-Main Engine Room, stood all watches, except TOP Watch.
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Rahn, DavidIC2Jun 1966 – Jun 1969E-4We really did get to see the world. I got the chance to work in almost every IC Shop during my stay aboard this Great Lady.
Krause, RickYN2Jun 5, 1966 – Feb 20, 1968XO's OfficeHad a great time on her. Do miss her and the guys. GOD bless AMERICA
Loomis, Romain (Butch)AIRMANJun 10, 1966 – Mar 10, 1968V1hello to any flight deck crew that remembers Butch a.k.a. GOMER
Blumke, Dennis - SpikeIC2Jul 1966 – Jan 1970E-4Worked if Aft IC, Then went Mess cooking, Then went to IC "A" school. Worked in the Alarm Shop & ended up running it for about the last 18 months of duty. I had a BLAST on that ship. Still see some very dear friends at the Ship's reunio
Smith, DonaldABH3Jul 5, 1966 – Apr 5, 1969V1
Au, KennyE5Jul 10, 1966 – Dec 16, 1968She's gone now, but not forgotten, miss her
Leibe, PaulIC3Jul 11, 1966 – Dec 20, 1967E-4Proudly served on America for about 18 months, got out just before her first WestPac cruise. Recently attended the America Association reunion, joined more than 80 former shipmates, had a great time.
Good, EdRMSNJul 31, 1966 – May 1968CrGreat ship, great shipmates and memory's in the Com room and Liberty in Getmo, and the med. Favorite thing to do on ship was watching flight opps. We had a fantastic fast pitch softball team that won 6 Fleet Championshi
Csuri, KenLI2Aug 1966 – Apr 1968XGreat times and friends. Can't beleive she's going to be sent deep.
.quidort, Gary profile iconAZ-3Aug 5, 1966 – Feb 4, 1967S-7
Wallace, DuaneAKANAug 9, 1966 – May 10, 1969S-1Litter detail and bodybag detail when the Liberty was hit was the most memorable for me. It was an honer to searve on her.
Maston, TomE-3Aug 26, 1966 – Aug 20, 1968D-1Seperated from Philipines, while seving in Southeast Asia (Vietnam)
Boltz, DonRM-2Aug 29, 1966 – Aug 29, 1967CRGood Ship. Did two Med Cruises
Conrad, Michael (Canary)E-4 - Yellow Shirt (Fly 1) VAW122 Jet Mech.Sep 1966 – Dec 1968V-1 & VAW122I loved being part of a great team on the USS America. The flight deck was the only place to be. It's where I became a man. I got to visit the Carribean in 66 the Mediteranian in 67, around the world in 68.
Huinker, David profile iconSN/RD3 (retired EWCS (SW) in 1988)Sep 1966 – Dec 1967OIMade RD3 aboard. Retired as EWCS (SW) 1988. I can't believe they sunk our country's name sake! (my first ship)
Lindemann, WilliamSK2Sep 1966 – Nov 1968S-6Will never forget her. So sad she is at the bottom. Proud to have served aboard the best carrier in the fleet. Can't forget Liberty and her brave crew, nor the WestPac cruise in '68. God Bless CDR Wilber from VF-102
Lafoe, Johnsm2Sep 1966 – Aug 1968csI really enjoyed my 2 years aboard. Made a Med cruise and a Vietnam cruise. Had the unique experience of flying off aboard the mail plane when I ETSed from Yankee Station.Can't believe they sunk her.
Orsini, Samuels/nSep 1, 1966 – May 1, 1967s-3I AM LOOKING FOR A GOOD FRIEND I MET ON THE SHIP LANCE GULLOTT
Jenkins, RonaldATR3Sep 1, 1966 – Nov 10, 1966VA87Was stationed at Cecil Field, Florida and was sent to VA-86 for carrier quals as an ATR3. Was on board in the Caribbean for 2 or 3 months. Went on board from Gitmo and sailed to Puerto Rico. Enjoyed my time on the Americ
Costa, Richard profile iconDP2Sep 9, 1966 – Oct 30, 1969S-7
Richards, TedE-3Sep 10, 1966 – Aug 12, 19681stHelmsman, I loved steering that ship
Zidzik, Jerry (Zeke)ABH2Oct 1966 – Dec 1968V1
Cetrulo, JohnAA/AN/ADJ3Oct 1966 – Oct 1, 1969V3/Jet ShopWhy did they have to sink America's Flag Ship/Name sake. Best time of my life, soo many memories, and so proud of her. She was the best as we all proved so many times, in real war and war games. We couldn't be BEAT!
Conrad, MichaelADJ3Oct 1966 – Dec 1968V1 & VAW 122I loved working the flight deck and I loved serving on the USS America, the best ship ever!
Young, Rich ProfessorE-3Oct 1966 – Oct 1969v-1rep 8 and tractor driver air dept v1 division
Hill, John R profile iconEM2Oct 7, 1966 – Aug 18, 1969E Div
Nunneley, CharlesDK1Oct 18, 1966 – Apr 1, 1968S-4
Burnette, RichardGMT3Nov 1966 – Dec 18, 1967W
Guibilo, RichardSTG2Nov 1966 – 1968OISo many memories. Love to hear from the other Sonar Techs.
Sessoms, BillLt.(jg) SC USNRNov 1966 – Jun 30, 1969S-4Hello, shipmates. Just interested in hearing from fellow members of the crew of the AMERICA during Med. cruise in 1967, and the WestPac cruise of 1968. Would like to hear from any of you guys!
Di Meglio, MichaelRD2Nov 6, 1966 – Oct 26, 1968OII worked in CIC. I have nothing but good memories for my time on the ship.
Ugalde, Jose (Joe)DP2Dec 1966 – Oct 1969S-7
Stokes, StevenEM2Dec 17, 1966 – Mar 10, 1970E5 - C&E (Cats and Elevators)Around the world, yankee station, Rio twice, HongKong - it was a great time for a young sailor. Miles of memories of a great ship with a sad end, and memories of great shipmates. Tom Doherty, Carl Mandel, Dallas Phillips, Pinky Probst
Kueny, ThomasIC2Dec 20, 1966 – Aug 31, 1969E-4She was my 2nd ship after a tour with the brown water navy in VN. What a difference! I fondly remember my E-4 Div shipmates and the times we had! I cried when I heard she was sent to the bottom. What a shame...

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