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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 312 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
Watts, EdCVA-9Jun 15, 1053 – Nov 15, 1955I was in fox division, does any one remeber a frank J Bieders I thinkhe commeted suicide
Clifton, ClaudewAiviation Machinist 2nd ClassDec 8, 1941 – Dec 30, 1945Airgroup 9 Fighter Squadren
Parker, Jesse Kenneth (Lefty) profile iconS1cDec 11, 1941 – Sep 27, 1945GunnerThis was my grandfather he passed away in 1993, if anyone has any information about him or his service on the ESSEX please Email me at blstrayhorn@co.randolph.nc.us
Selley, Mark1942 – 1946THOMAS J.HARVEYlooking for crew mates of my uncle thomas j. harvey in ww2 on board when kamikazi hit deck .machineist mate cheif flagger sometimes went up in the planes helped pilots for extra money please email me MSS11462@aol.com
Wilson, IraCHEIF BOATSWAIN1942 – 1946not sureTHIS IS MY GRANDFATHER I HAVE SEVERAL ITEMS CONCERNING THE ESSEX INCLUDING ALOT OF PICS AS WELL AS SHIP LOGS WOULD LOVE TO CHAT WITH ANYONE WHO KNOW HIM..I AM NOT POSITIVE ON THE DATES..I ALSO KNOW HE SERVES ON THE BOISE
Pontius, Durward ( Dude)Seamen1942 – 1945Not sureJust thought I would let those that new my uncle know that he passed away on 12/10/10. He is with the Lord now.
Auvil, Howard profile iconSA-NR1942 – 19465" gunnerThis is my father, he served from the moment she sailed until after docking in Washington after the war. Still living in Arkansas.
Virgil E. Davis, Virgil???1942 – 1944???This is my father who served on the Essex in WWII. He was part of the flagstaff of Admiral Geral Bogan. He work for the Admiral and served on four aircraft carriers during WWII.
Buckles, JerryCPOJan 9, 1942 – Aug 18, 1945ordianceThis entry is for my father, Mr. John Buckles who served in ordinance loading planes. He retired from the Navy in 1945 as a Chiel Petty Officer. He died in December of 2000at the age of 80.. He loved the reunions
Carrington, Glenn L.CARPENTER\'S MATESep 1, 1942 – Jun 20, 1946My Dad served on the ESSEX in WWII. He is gone now, but I still remember all the stories he would tell.
Anderson, Porter "Andy"CV9 THIRD CLASS MATE1943 – 19461943-1946 listed as a Yellow Shirt Helping to drive the jeeps towing the planes. Trying to locate A, E, "Buck Harrington. Also a Yellos Shirt
Roberts, MorrisF11943 – Dec 1945Died 10-11-97
Titus, FrederickWT3C1943 – 1946EVAP B #1 FIREROOMWOULD LIKE TO FIND . AUTHER CANZANO AND GEOGE COLGATE
Dooley, MarvinCarpenter Mate 2nd Class1943 – 1946R-2
Moseley, WilliamRM31943 – 1945CommunicationSubmitted from paperwork in possession of his daughter, Shohoni Moseley.
Brewer, James WillamV2c, V-61943 – 1945Torpedoman V, Second ClassThis is my Father in Law. I'm looking for anyone who might have known him during his stint on the Essex.
Catanzaro, JohnPO11943 –Aviation Machinist Mate
Sadler, Lavell 'Sadie'PO2 Plane Captain1943 – Nov 1945Air WingThis is for my father, 'Sadie'. He passed away in August 2010.
Kollman, LawrenceSEAMAN 1Jan 1943 – Apr 1946I am writting for my husband. He was a gunner on the essex and we have a photo from the navy showing a direct hit by the Japaneese and my husband is the blob on the far right of the hit.
Heinson, WilliamMar 20, 1943 – Nov 25, 1944My father served on board, he was one of the 44 who was wounded in the Kamikaze attack on November 25,1944. He was transfered to the USS Solace. He passed away in June 1953 he was 38 years old.
Barber, Eldon H.S1C -> RADIOMANApr 16, 1943 – 1945RadioMy grandfather served on Guam operating the Radio Tent.
McKnight, Jack profile iconRdM3cApr 25, 1943 – Dec 16, 1945V3Rhttp://www.wright.edu/~jack.mcknight/diary/index.htm 1921-1976 Entered by son: Jack McKnight Jr.
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Daniel W Brister Jr, DanSFCAug 1943 – Jan 1946v1tServed on flight deck driving jeep to remove planes off deck.I am wrighting this for my father,he is 88 years old and in pretty good health for his age and does not like computers.
Lynch, JohnSEAMAN 2ND CLASS1944 – 1945
Laforest, Oliviaunknown1944 – 1945unknownMy mother-in-law is trying to find information on her brother, Olivia, who served aboard the Essex during ww2. If anyone knew him, please email me.
Hough, Emersonsecond class seaman1944 – 1946secondMy Father is still alive. He would love to speak to anyone who has stories and such from the USS Essex. He served from 44, 45, until 46. Please contact me: Laura Hough Lauraplusthree@gmail.com (319) 855 3104
Thirtyacre, GaleAO-21944 – 1946Ordnance
Gale, William (Bill)GM21944 – 1946GunnerMy grandfather who passed years ago was a gunners mate on the CV-9 USS Essex. His name was William Virgil Gale Bill for short from Illinois. He was one of the 44 wounded. He supposely recieved the Navy Cross/PurpleHeart
Alyea, William (Bill)?Jan 1, 1944 – Jan 1, 1952?I am William Samuel Alyea's Grandson. My name is Bill like my Grandpa and I am trying to find information about my grandfathers time aboard the Essex. From family notes he was a pharmacist aboard ship in 44.
Smith, CharlesOILER FIRST CLASSJun 1944 – Jan 1946this entry is for my father who served on the Essex in the Pacific in WWII. I am not sure of the dates of his tour but if anyone remembers him please email me at boeing70@comcast.net
White, LeeRDM 3/CJul 10, 1944 – Nov 14, 1945V3R
Badzgon, AlbertSEAMEN 1ST1945 – 1945Rear Port 5" 40
Pitre, AmosStM 21945 – 1947Not Sure
Grahl, HerbertAOM 2/CMar 14, 1945 – Nov 29, 1945
Herda, Stanleyseaman 1st classMay 1945 – Jul 1946air departmentairdale
Ellison, DaveE3Jan 1, 1948 – Jan 1, 1953For my Grandfather. Ernest was multiple rates, cut hair, boxer, and I have no idea exact times, rates, etc he served. I'm his grandson, 3rd Gen Navy, with my son going in soon as an Elect Tech like his dad. Pops was a 4 piper
Minick, DelbertY3C1949 –
Murphy, DonAB 21950 – 1953v 3 arresting gear
Banick, Josephmidshippman1950 – 1954U.S.S essexThis was my grandfather, and i reseaved him navy commendations,metalks, and 1950-1951 cruise book and i wanted to do research
Fernandez, Marvin GSeaman 1st class1950 – 1953PacificI'm searching for anyone and pictures of my grandfather Marvin Gerald Fernandez he was a heavy weight boxer 15-1 record. Deployed 1950-1954 USS Essex and USS Boxer. Korea veteran.
Roach, James SAB 3Jan 15, 1950 – 1952HANGER DECK AND ARRESTING GEAR
Hibinger, Robert (Bob)MM-3Apr 10, 1950 – Nov 10, 1953A-3any one on essex in 1950 -1953 and was out of cleveland please answer.
Fazio, Nicholas JohnUSN-1Dec 1950 – Dec 16, 1954Aviation Electricians MateSecond Class, USN-1

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