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USS Pine Island (AV 12) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Pine Island (AV 12). 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 141 crew members registered for the USS Pine Island (AV 12).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1958 | 1959 – 1962 | 1963 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Nelson, Gordon GM G21959 – 1963firearmsThis was my Dad. He passed on 14 Apr 2013. His comittal service will be on Thurs, May 9 @ 1pm at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. He served in the WestPac & received a Good Conduct Medal in 1962.
Terry, RexAE3Mar 9, 1959 – Jun 10, 1960V-2
Horner, Glenn (Little Jack)ABH2Apr 1959 – Jan 14, 1963V1I would just like to see if anyone remembers the skinny kid from Minnesota during my 4 years aboard the "Piney Maru"
Sweeney, Jerry LSA/SNMay 1959 – Jun 1960V-1Worked for a 2nd Class by the name of Wagoner. Worked in the V-1 Division Office as the Division Yeoman. There was another crew member by the name of Eisenhower.
Key, BillyOct 4, 1959 – Sep 16, 19612ndI reported aboard Oct 1959, From Naval Training Center San Diego,was assigned to 2nd div.Worked on 5" 38 Guns and worked in ships armory. Made West Pac cruise1960. Left ship Sept. 1961 as GM3. Retired 1978 as GMMC with 20 years service.
Fields, DonaldseamanDec 1959 – Nov 19611 StI remember John Stricklan from that time period. In fact he dated one of my sisters. We had some good times when on deployment. I remember White Beach getting hit hard from typhoon.
Suggs, AjaxMMFN-E3Dec 15, 1959 – Jul 10, 1961M divisionloved my ship and had many good friends and lots of good times and memories I left ship in late 1961 for shore duty in subic bay phillipeans I did get to see of my old buddies when ship made port call in subic.
McKee, MacFTSNDec 25, 1959 – Sep 1961FoxReported aboard as a non-designated Seaman, transferred to USS Algol (AKA-54) as FT3 in Sept 1961. Retired in 1985 as CWO-4
Whittington (Mestdagh), Richard (Stiffy)EM21960 – 1964EElectrician working out of the electric shop. Stood watches in both engine rooms on main switchboards. G Q staion was Aft Steering.
Nottger, ErnestRMSN1960 – 1962CRThe Pine Island was the best duty a man could ask for,she was a great ship.
Stricklan, JohnSEAMEN1960 –1 ST I WAS AMD GANON ORDERLY OPB OPERATOR
Thurston, EdwinETN21960 – 1963OE
Baughn, CarlRM21960 – 1962communicationsPut out ships newspaper, supervisor of the watch both general comm's and crypto., communications office yeoman.
Edstrom, DennisRD2Jan 1, 1960 – Aug 21, 1962OI
Jacobs, Edwin (Jake)QM3Jan 1, 1960 – Jan 1, 1962NAVIGATIONWould like to contact any crew members from the Pine Island. I can't always get on line, so contact me at 720-937-6302 in Littleton, Colo any
Pierini, Robert PepperQMSNJan 10, 1960 – Sep 27, 1964NAVTHE PI WAS ONE HELL OF A SHIP U GUYS IN 1-2 DIV ANDSIGNALS WERE GRATE WE TORE UP SOME VILLIGES ph 1 626 9631969
Beach, GeneRM3Feb 1960 – Dec 1960RadioLast duty station of 10 months. Left the ship in Okinawa; discharged from service late December at Frisco. Buddies George Cuthill and Denny Clark died in 2000 and 2002 respectively. Edited ship's newspaper June-December.
Thomas, DaveDNMar 1, 1960 – Sep 1, 1961Dental
Meader, DonaldAO3Jun 1960 – Dec 4, 1962I worked with Curt Bruebaker on the ship's newspaper and family-grams - eventually became editor. Organized on board events & at least one gala party in Manila. Bruebaker designed the bird "Piney Maru" & it stuck for as long as
Boles, MikeRDJun 1960 – Aug 1962OIWOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHER PINE ISLAND CREW FROM ANY YEARS.
Menke, GeorgeE4Jun 1960 – Dec 1962A DIVISIONINQUIRING ABOUT FRIENDS I MAY HAVE BEEN STATIONED WITH FROM 1960-62. SERVED ABOARD THE USS PINE ISLAND AV12.
Stephenson, Stevemachinist mate 3Oct 26, 1960 – Aug 13, 1964A divisionthe pine island was a very nice ship to serve on the inport duty was great.this ship was scraped out in tacoma,wa.,where i reside.my job was to provide the crew with fresh water made from the sea.
Meek, Michael (Mike) MM-2Dec 1960 – May 1964 M Served as top watch MM-2 with the Engineering Officer at Main Controle, located in the aft engine machine room, with the port engine, and directed operations of all engineering spaces. From 60 to 64.
Broussard, JerryairmanDec 1960 – Dec 1962aviation storekeeperOrdeed all supplies for air dept(via the commanders office.
Zerfas, AllanE3Jan 15, 1961 – Mar 15, 1963V1Looking for Jim Bonner, Joe Quintaro & Bob Young They were aboard the Pine Island with me.
Cox, Anderson (Andy)ETN3Feb 1961 – Oct 1962OEGreat Liberty at White Beach Okinawa, Village 1, 2 etc.
Kaduce, JerryDKFeb 10, 1961 – Mar 30, 1963
Dinkins, WilliamRM1Mar 1961 – Mar 1963Communications Squadronwould like to contact Senior Chief Amos Lewis. Also anyone else who may remember me.
Purintun, Deorval DickRM3Apr 29, 1961 – Dec 24, 1964ORI WAS aboard ship off and on do to flag duty.Every person called me bubbles i knew jerry b. rex tate timko,and cardinal.
Holden, DavidHM2Jun 10, 1961 – May 16, 1964MedicalBest duty I had in the NAVY
Rehberg, WarrenAMS 2Aug 1961 – Dec 1962V2
Ritter, JimBMSNSep 15, 1961 – Jan 15, 1965Deck & Gunnery 1st3 wespac tours,Galapagos, Vietnam,Miss my Pals "slats" "fatback" & Steve Tompkins.like to hear from anyone who knew me. jimbetritt@aol.com, not much time left have asbestos cancer,miss the old navy crew on piney maru
Cetnarowski, ThomasEM-2Dec 1961 – Aug 1964ETwo wespac cruises. 1962/1964 Worked out of the electric shop
Swiger, RobertCS/3CDec 1961 – Aug 1965Commissary DivisionI was a cook
Cates, Julian (Jay)EM3/2Dec 1961 – Mar 1963EMissed the Piney Maru at San Diego, caught her in Buckner Bay. Good times at the Red Rooster in P.I.
McKinney, Ruben (Spoon)CS-3Dec 30, 1961 – Jan 10, 1966S-3I did my whole hitch on the PI which was unusual then. I started out in the 2nd Dicision and moved to the cooks just before we pulled in to Japan. Jerry Baum! If they called you REGIBE ! I do remember you.
Kwiatkowski, AdamEM31962 – 1966EI remember serving with Kelley, Karl Honkies, Mike Negel, John Tripp, LT Yeager, and several that your face is vivid in my mind, but for the life of me I cannot remember your names. Contact me at afk60jr@hotmail.com
Canaday, CarltonEnsign/Ltjg1962 – 19642nd Division/FoxThis was my 1st ship. I made many mistakes and I learned a lot. Great Petty Officers both in deck and gunnery.
Bergstrom, RichardE-4 1962 – 1964CS Division
Rich, Claudesn1962 – 1964Radio division
Buchanan, JerryRM2Jan 3, 1962 – Jun 17, 1963Radio ShackI was seasick for 17 months, but I enjoyed the radio shack and being at sea. While in Hong Kong we had to cut short our liberty and go pick up one of our seaplanes that was shot down off the cost of Viet Nam.
Horais, SylviaNoneFeb 1962 – Jan 1963ShipfitterLooking for anyone who knew Chief Horais, known as Tony.
Carter, Robert/mousebm-3/boatswain mate/seamanMar 1962 – Aug 13, 19652nd div/1st div was good friedi came from the norton sound avm-1/av-11.d.e. tucker was our LT.you know we hsde good honk kong every year .I left went we got back from Da Nang in 64.Harry Anderson was a good friend
Baum, JerryRM3May 5, 1962 – Jul 16, 1965Radio OperatorDoes anyone remember me?
Wise, BobRM2Jun 1962 – Sep 1964ORCWO, WS AND SHIP'S TTY REP. ENJOYED MANY A GOOD LIBS WITH S/M CARDINAL AND OTHER S/M'S. TRIP TO GALAPEGOS WAS FUN ESPECIALLY "CHAD'S SHACK' AND THE 1K CASES OF BEER AUTH BY THE CO.
Mitchell, D. Wayne profile iconHM3Aug 15, 1962 – Mar 13, 1963H&SEnjoyed serving on the Pine Island, I was the Aviation Medicine Tech. served under Chief Kay
Bruce, LeroyQM3Sep 1962 – Jun 1964NavMade one west pac curs. and to E-quarte
Rutledge, Kenneth CMM2 E-5Oct 1962 – Jul 1967M
Arrowood, LawrenceAMSDec 1962 – Oct 1966West PAC

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