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Fighting Falcons (VF 96) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Fighting Falcons (VF 96). 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 35 crew members registered for the Fighting Falcons (VF 96).

Ballance, Donald  NEWAO3Mar 15, 1953 – Jan 30, 1957stayed with the squadron until my enlistment was over.
Stimpson, DonAQF3Sep 1, 1962 – Jun 7, 1964Looking for Dan Rollins, Jim Kelly, Jim Ayres, John Scott or any AQ's serving on Ranger westpac cruise 62-63
Schwab, BonesAO2May 15, 1963 – Mar 15, 1966Anyone that was on either the Ranger 1963-64 or the Enterprise 1965-66.
Chalmers, Thomas (Tj)E31965 – May 1969Looking for former members. EG WAY,TATE,GL BROWN,BIG SMITTY,ETC.
Dorsey, AmosAM2Jun 12, 1965 – Dec 20, 1966Retired united airlines
Carpenter, Stephenao3Sep 1965 – May 1968looking for those who served in time period from 1965 thru1968 tocontact me
Lippe, JimAZ3Oct 1965 – Mar 1969
Mayesky, RichardADJ 3Oct 19, 1965 – Jun 20, 1966looking for Claude Walker and Basle Begin
Young, Bobby DAE-1Feb 22, 1966 –Looking for the names of those who lost their lives in the Enterprise fire. Also the names of those injured. Contact me @
Deland, WilliamAE2Apr 1966 – Oct 1968
Manning, DanAT 3Jul 10, 1966 – Dec 23, 1967I'm looking for Britten, who lived south of L.A, and Lowreow, who lived in Boston. I'm still in contact with Arnie Clarkson, who now lives in Hawaii, and George KLESSINGER, who now lives in Italy.
Funk, KennethADJ21967 – Dec 22, 1969was on board Enterprise during Jan 69 fire. Minor injuries Later Dec 22, 1969 severly burnt when F8 crusader crashed into hanger at NAS Miramar, San Diego. Check Crew Reitred status May 1971 with 30% disability.
D Fred Christensen, FredanMar 1967 – Aug 1968worked in the Ready Room, Duty Driver, Operation Yeoman, Transfered to Parachute Riggers School
Nimsic, Thomas/tomAME2May 1, 1967 – Feb 14, 1969In 1968-1969 I was in the trouble shooting div. of VF 96. I worked on the flight deck until I was injured in the fire of 1969. I was flow off Enterprise to Tripler and then to BAMC in San Antonio with 8 others where Lt. Berry later died.
McCann, Philip. Aka Big MacABH-3Oct 1967 – Dec 3, 1969I will never forget the men I worked with on the line as plane captain. Also I would like to know if CHIEF RASBERRY can be contacted ?
Hawley, RichardAO21968 – Nov 1970
Cole, FrankANDec 1968 – Dec 1970Made the Enterprise and America cruises. Was there for the fire aboard the Enterprise but was on leave for the hanger fire at Mirimar I made the Connie cruise as a member of RAVH-11.
Kitterman, MelvinADJ2Jan 14, 1969 – 1970
Patterson, JamesE-3Feb 1969 – Nov 1970Looking for buddies in the Houston area that served aboard the USS Enterprise in 69 and the USS America in 70.
Thompson, WilliamAQ2May 1969 – Mar 1972Made the last of the Enterprise cruse, the world cruse on the America, and most of the Connie cruse, left before Conningham and Driscoll became aces.
Miller, PaulADJ-3Nov 1969 – Apr 1972was assigned to the line div. as a plane capt. for the around the world cruise of 1970, and was later transferred to the troubleshooters div. as a jet engine troubleshooter for the USS Connie cruise.
Richardson, Lee/ RichAME-3Dec 1, 1969 – Dec 1, 1973Trying to locate (nickname) Woodstock & Baker aboard the USS Constellation; Flight Deck Trouble Shooters. I lost addresses shortly after getting out of the service. Baker's son & my son were in Boot Camp together, too.
Lungo, MikeAME-21970 – 1973
Singer, JamesE51970 – 1974Made three cruises on the Connie and only wish I had taken advantage of everything this experience had to offer. Enjoyed AIMD the most.
Jones, GaryADJ3May 1, 1972 – Jun 7, 1975If I remember right you were a plane captain the same time as Joe Robinson & BJ Crawford., & Gilbert Sais Sam Hatmacher. Contact me at If you want to BS send your tel #.
Wade, MikeAE3Aug 10, 1972 – May 29, 1975Worked on the line would like to hear from anybody that was there at that time.
Lowery, PaulAME-41973 – 1975worked in ame shop and line shack, trouble-shooter
Knox, JohnnyA0A1973 – 1975I'd love to hear from anyone who was there when we decommissioned.
Stinger, RonPR 2Jan 4, 1973 – 1975
Lowery, PaulE-4Apr 1973 –came aboard at subic bay, finished the '73 cruise, boarded again for the '74 Westpac cruise, worked in the AME shop and flight deck trouble-shooter, F-4J squadron.
Jones, RodAQ2May 1973 – Mar 1975Worked from 1973 thru decommissioning in 1975.
Dressler, BillAQAN1974 – 1975Hear from anybody from last cruise before we decommisioned
Dressler, Williamaqan1974 –
Stauffacher, HowardAQB2Aug 15, 1974 – Jun 16, 1975
Urban, MarkADJ2Aug 15, 1974 – Apr 25, 1975I spent my last year in the Navy in VF96 I joined the westpac cruise for the last three months and came back to North Island. on the Connie CVA64. I wondered what happened to Zeek Cocron, Hatchmaker, chicken legs ADJ's

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