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USS Fanshaw Bay (CVE 70) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Fanshaw Bay (CVE 70). 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 74 crew members registered for the USS Fanshaw Bay (CVE 70).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1943 | 1944 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Rhoades, CharlesSEAMAN SECOND CLASS SV60000 – Jan 11, 1946Awarded American Area, Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific, Philippine LIberation, and Presidential Unit Citation. Served in the Battle of Leyte. Very proud to have served his country
.neumann, Herb1ST CLASS SEAMAN COXWAINDec 2, 1940 – May 1946Head Laundryman
Evans, VirgilPO 2ND CLASS1941 –TorpedomanI am His Son. Virgil also Served as a Cook. He Passed Away in 2000. I do not Know His Years That He Served. He was Very Proud That He was in the Navy. I also Served in the Navy.Please Feel Free to Contact Me.
Sutton, RichardLt1941 –not sure what division my Father was in.My father was a Navy fighter scout pilot on the Fanshaw Bay. He passed away in 1988.
Mavis, Robert / BobTorpedoman 1st class1941 – 1945.?This is his daughter that has entered bob Mavis. He passed away in1999. I wish I was able to hear more of his stories when he served but I was to stupid to find out more at the time. Thats something I will always regret.
Hawkins, Norman LoftusLT. JUNIOR GRADEJan 30, 1941 – Sep 21, 1945acornred1YF1079.. I WAS AN OFFICER ON THE CARRIER USS FANSHAW BAY. I ALSO SERVED IN GUADACANAL.
Russenberger, Ralph William1942 –
Coffin, David1942 – 1946Father worked in the engine room from the time the ship was commissioned through WWII. Would love to hear from anyone that worked with him.
Francis, Theodore James "T. J." profile icon???1942 – 1945CVE 70TJ is my Father in law, he is still living in North Richland Hills Texas "September 20 2015" He is very proud to have served with all the others on the Fanny B Update TJ Francis Passed away October 27, 2016
Penner, Ivan DaleTBDJan 1, 1942 – Jan 29, 1946TBDMy grandpa was aboard this ship. His name is Ivan but he went by Dale since after the war. If anyone recognizes his name or remembers him, please be in touch. He is 88 years old.
Yellen, Henery1ST CLASS PETTY OFFICERMar 26, 1942 – Dec 14, 1945AVIATION MACHINISTS MATEMy father served on the Fannie Bee as a Aviation Machinists mate. He was a 1ST CLASS PETTY OFFICER/SECTION LEADER. He specialized in Instrumentation on the fighter planes. He was Aboard during the battle of Leyte Gulf.
Juraszek, StanleyCVE 70Apr 8, 1942 – Apr 29, 1943AVIATION ORDINANCE 1ST CLASSWHEN AND WHERE IS THE REUNION?
Smithson, David T.Lt. CmdrMay 1, 1942 – May 3, 1945unknownA Navy lt. in WW1, then successful lawyer in Chicago, his sense of duty and pride in the Navy brought him back in May 42. Navigator of the Fanshaw Bay during the Leyte Gulf he died at sea 5/4/45. I married his daughter
Baker, MelvinAVIATION ORDINANCE MAN, FIRST CLASSSep 25, 1942 – Jan 6, 1946
Bryden, CharlesAVITATION ORDINANCEMAN / GUNNERNov 10, 1942 – Nov 8, 1942 He flew in Samar, Leyte Gulf, Saipan and Peleliu shot at at lots of Japanese planes and Japanese on their ship decks. One torpedo hit a Japanese ship and may have sunk it. Still alive in Napa, Ca as of 1-29-08. phone 707254-9858
Morris, Robert L.ABM 1/C CPDec 9, 1942 – Oct 1945V-1 CatapultPlankowner. I still wonder where all the people from the flight deck crew are. I know some are deceased
Tyner, RoyLT (J.G.)1943 –My father was Robert (Bob) Tyner, a pilot first on the Princeton and then the Fanshaw Bay. He gave me an album with 300 photos in 1959. I may have a picture of you or your Dad. E-mail me. Roy Tyner
Scruggs, Basil DavidFIRST CLASS MACHINEST MATE - CHIEF MACHINEST MATE1943 –EngineerI was on the first launch of the ship and I was a plank owner. I was on the ship during the invasion in the "Letye Invasion"
Pryor, George H.SPA1 CHIEF PETTY OFFICER1943 – 1945Our father served on this flattop for a period of time before being reassigned to Wake Island during WWII. His rank was SP1. He was in charge of regulating all physical education activities and sporting events. He was very proud to serve.
Dunyon, Robert (Bob)BUGLE MASTER III1943 – 1946Quater MasterI am living in St. George UT and curious to find anyone to chat with that was aboard the FannyB. My email is fanshawbay25@aol.com
Thomas, Richard Thedore "r.t."1943 – 1945My father, RT Tomas, was on the USS Fanshaw bay when she was torpedoed. He was very rpoud of his military service and remembered exact details of that day. He went to be with his Lord, June 8, 2007 signed Mitzi L Stephenson
Crawford, Oliver D1943 – 1946I am posting this for my great grandfather that served aboard, and i am tying to find any info or pictures, since he id the first in four generations of veterens, thank you
Thomas, James/jimmy1943 – 1945Served with Admiral "Bull" Halsey. Passed on in 1983 to be with Jesus
Tooze, Arthur A. (Art)GUNNER\'S MATE1943 – 1945Art served on the Fanshaw Bay as gunner's mate and LCV pilot. Dad's proud of the part he had to play as part of a brave crew and carrier. Lives in Otis, OR. 541.994.2982 or his son, Dave Tooze, 503.652.0797
Lewis, David A. LewisAVIATION MACHINEST MATE1943 – Dec 23, 1945VC 3A Plane Captain, I came aboard with Squadron VC68 in 1943, and I was the last Aviation Machinest Mate to leave the ship, December 23, 1945.
Travis, GlenLT COMMANDER1943 –was on the Fanshaw Bay in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Glen died in Jan 2007.
Johnson, George CDC ?1943 –I am filling this in for my Dad. I remember, when my brother and I were kids, Dad telling us things that happened during the war and things that happened while aboard. I know he went to some of the reunions.
O'Brien, John (Jack)Petty Officer1943 – 1945-I am adding this for my grandfather John (Jack) O'Brien.
Kaiser, KenWT1c1943 – Jun 17, 1944ComBatPacI am trying to register my Grandfather, George Emil William Kaiser, who was buried at sea off the coast of Saipan. https://www.thepurpleheart.com/roll-of-honor/profile/default?rID=05d30296-a9f2-47b0-8c88-132304b98477
Laymon, Ray MAERM2/CJan 5, 1943 – Jan 10, 1944AerographersTransfered from Fanshaw By Jan 1945 to Weather Central Peal Harbour, later to Weather control at Guam till end of war
Diaspro, PeterNOT SURE E5 ELECTRICIANFeb 1, 1943 – Feb 1, 1945Not sureIf anyone has any suggestions on how I might find out more info about my dads service, please let me know. He really never spoke about his service, like most of the men that served. However, being the youngest of six of his kids we would
Rhodes, CarlSEAMAN FIRST CLASSApr 7, 1943 – Feb 19, 1946We are the children of Carl, Jr. who was in the ship's mess and was a cook. Happy to be aboard.
Stoffel, Jack LionelSEAMAN 1 CLASS?Apr 17, 1943 – Oct 15, 1945 This is my Dad He was with Taffy 3 My Dad was a Torpedoe man I beleive first class. He was in the Battle of Leyte Gulf ,the hurricane and he was at Tokio Bay at the surrender I beleive. I have pics of him at Nagasaki after the war? That shows the devistation of the abomb.
Byard, Howard "Biggie"Signalman, Third Class, (SM3C, V6 USNR, AS, S2C,S1C)May 3, 1943 – Feb 16, 1946NTS Great Lakes, ILL.; USS Black Douglas (PYC-45), RS PSNY, Bremerton, WA, USS MUNDA (CVE 104), USS Fanshaw Bay (CVE-70)Dad was a signalman and always liked to show people how to use the Morse Code. Signalman, Third Class; Point System; Asiatic Pacific Medal 1 Star; Victory Medal; American Area Medal
Indianer, Simon SolomonFC3c V6sMay 19, 1943 – Sep 1944CVE 70My brother Simon Solomon Indianer is 92. He was in the battle of Leyte Gulf. June 1945 on the USS Turandot
Fritch, JackAug 14, 1943 – Nov 14, 1945
Loeffler, DonaldS2c (GM) V6Sep 15, 1943 – Mar 8, 1946648-98-37Looking for info if there is a website that has daily records of his duties
Murry, William L (Bill)MM3COct 1943 – Apr 12, 1946KServed as Captain's orderly, Gunner, and in mail room.
Wideman, MarkAS, S2C, S1COct 25, 1943 – Feb 19, 1946My father, Luther Lee Wideman, served aboard the Fanshaw Bay for a few months before being transferred.
Fields, OscarCVE 70Dec 1943 – Nov 19441
Hoffman, HaroldCOXSWAINDec 6, 1943 – Oct 28, 19451stI am looking for Robert High
Churchwell, SamBMSDec 6, 1943 – Oct 28, 19451stPlankowner
Jesch, EugeneRM2/CDec 9, 1943 – Nov 15, 1944KI am a "plankowner" of the ship, was assigned to it at the beginning. I was transferred off the ship after being wounded at the Battle for Leyte Gulf, October, 1944. I am the treasurer of the USS Fanshaw Bay Foundation.
Bickford, HaroldSEAMAN 1ST CLASSDec 9, 1943 – Jun 1944
Fields, OscarS1cDec 9, 1943 – Dec 1944first divisionMy watch station was starboard forward 40 mm and lookout. My GQ station was fward starboard lookout I was transfered off in San Deigo when we were ther for battle damage repairs.

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