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USS Essex (CV 9) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Essex (CV 9). 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 302 crew members registered for the USS Essex (CV 9).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1950 | 1951 – 1957 | 1958 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 1963 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Orthmann, PeteE31968 – Jun 1969none reallyWorked in photo lab where the chief was a jerk. Aboard for Apollo and have a rare "official" book of photos of the day. One of the last off in S. Boston
Book, EdET31968 – 1969OE
Romano, VictorE31968 – Jun 30, 1969POST OFFICE X DIVTOOK SHIPS MAIL OFF ON LAST DAY. WAS AT DECOMMISSIONING JUNE 30 1969 . PROUD TO HAVE SERVED .
Pfohl, SanfordLisn1968 –XI worked in the print shop
Gienger, David / DaveETN3Jan 2, 1968 – May 28, 1969OE DivMade North Atlantic cruise, crossed Arctic Circle (Ye Royal Order of the Blue Nose). Visited many great places. Worked with a great bunch of technicians. Was also on the Apollo 7 space capsule recovery. Was there when Russian plane crashed.
Lafave, Robert/bobE-2Jan 15, 1968 – Dec 31, 1968Enginerring
Navojosky, RichardE3Mar 17, 1968 – Feb 10, 1969V3
Willis, EarlE-4May 1968 – Jun 1969AIMDCame onboard right after they came back from N. Atlantic cruise. I was there for the Apollo 7 for pick up and stayed until decommiss at S. Boston, Ma. where I met my wife to be.
Langston, EugeneE3May 10, 1968 – Jun 10, 1969v2
Iannarelli, WillisABF3Jun 1968 – Apr 1969V-4 Came aboard as boot. Did some car-qual cruises and ORI at Gitmo. On board for the Appollo-7 recovery. Ended up in Boston for the decom.
Hickman, Mikesfm-3Jun 1, 1968 – Jun 9, 1969r-divworkked in sheet metal shop "r-div. use my email its easier--hicdog1@gmail.com
Gill, JohnE2Jun 4, 1968 – May 1, 1969V-2Great pick to up Apollo 7. I delivered thier cake ( I ran #1 bomb elevator). I have a piece of her flight deck.
Mitchell, Bob profile iconE3Jul 1, 1968 – Jun 1, 1969EngineeringStood watch on throttles in the forward engine room during the Apollo recovery. Painted bilges for decommissioning. Those 4 on 4 off watches on throttles were a killer and the saltwater showers weren't any fun.
Leon, LeonardAIRMANJul 14, 1968 – Apr 2, 1969MESS CREW
Proctor, DannyAZ1Aug 1968 – Apr 1969AIMD
Kuskowski, Ed (Ski)ETN 3Sep 2, 1968 – Jun 30, 1969oewas part of the last crew and left her on the last day
Brossoit, MarvinHn3Sep 9, 1968 –Uss essex cvs9Looking for don hagg
Sharrer, ThomasE3 Machinery RepairmanSep 14, 1968 – Aug 10, 1969EngineeringWorked in the Engine room, Worked on machinery ,pressure, and temp. guages and recorded. Help pull in the Apollo 7, had a 650 pound cake in celebration of in the flight bay for astronauts Eisele, Schirra and Cunningham.
Herald, Charles RandyE3Oct 9, 1968 – Mar 1969OIOnly aboard for a brief period before decommissioning. Had to wait in Quonset Point until Essex returned from picking up Apollo 7. Mess cooked upon boarding until managed to secure spot in OI Division working CIC, etc.
Rutledge, JeffOct 26, 1968 – Jun 30, 1969i WAS ONE OF THE LAST SAILORS TO SERVE ON THE ESSEX. I WAS AT THE DECOMMISIONING CEREMONY AND RECIEVED A BRASS MEDALION WITH THE SHIPS NAME AND MOTTO. SEVRED IN THE FOSHAL AND ON THE BRIGE AT HEALM.
Peterson, David / RabbitE 3Dec 12, 1968 – Jun 30, 1969CS/ SignalmanMy first ship out of Communication school, First boarded the ship in Rhode Island. First cruise Cuba, Mayport, & Pennsacola. Decommission her in June 69, South Boston. Rode out my first hurrican on her in 69. She was a good ship and I missed her.
Overbeck, MikeE3Dec 25, 1968 – Apr 20, 1969Engineering Log Room OfficeThis ship was a great place to spend my first year in the Navy.
Chesley, DanielDK2Dec 26, 1968 – Jun 30, 1969Was a member of the last Essex Crew S-4 Division
Faller, Michaele-3Mar 1969 – Oct 1970vs-32 did the nato actic circle all europe stops apollo 7
Rush, Nathan/bumpkinQM3Jan 1981 – Feb 1983NavigationWould like to hear from some of the other old farts.
Gardner, QuentinET2Jul 2008 – Dec 2009CS

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