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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
Clancy, StephenBOATSWAIN'S MATE1951 –My Uncle Steve served aboard the Essex during Korea. Would like to hear from anyone who served with him. I became a Boatswain's Mate in the Coast Guard because of my love and respect for him.
Carner, FredrerickAB31951 – 1953repair 8Looking for old shipmates
Shreves, Ira Lawrence?1951 – 1952kitchenThis was my grandfather, who worked in the bakery area I only know of this year because I found a year book with tons of pictures for that year and him in it. If you knew him please write
Dunmire, KenAFANMar 10, 1951 – Jun 1, 1953V-1Assigned to the Essex right out of bootcamp in San Diego. Became part of flight deck communications soon as Fly One in the catapult area and after the big crash in September in Korea transferred to Flight Deck Control
Nix, JohnABANMar 10, 1951 – Jun 20, 1953V1Anyone in V1 or V3 arresting gear
Harris, FrankSEAMANApr 1951 – Jun 1952
Dackor, DavidSK#Apr 3, 1951 – Nov 10, 1954S-1Looking for anyone who served aboard the Essex during this time. Would like to hear from you. A lot of good memories working in supply and also some bad memories. Contact me if you can.
Brown, Ken profile iconCS2Apr 13, 1951 – Aug 1953Supply, CommissaryI was a Baker on board. It was a distinct pleasure to feed the Crew aboard the Ship.
Anderson, William (Andy)HM3Jun 1951 – Aug 1953H- Division (medical)I served Iserved with pride on this ship with some of the worlds greatest guys.
Dackor, DavidSK3Sep 15, 1951 – Nov 6, 1954S1Would enoy hearing from anyone who was aboard the Uss Essex during the years of 1951-1954.
Stone, Eugene (Gene)Flight Deck FiremanJan 1952 – Jul 1954Flight Deck FiremanThis is for my Dad who served as a Flight Deck Fireman during the Korean War then later as a Dallas, TX Fire Fighter where he retired after 20 years. He passed away on the 4th of March 2011
Reeve, BruceRD 2Aug 1952 – Jun 1955OI ( RADAR)
Acosta (Telles), Isidro profile iconE3Jan 1954 – Dec 1957V-4 V-2My father Isidro T Acosta enlisted into the Navy at the end of 1953 and served until sometime in 1957. He was listed as a V-4 in 1954-1955. V-2 1956-1957. I'm looking for any shipmates that served on Essex 1953-1957.
Montgomery, DavidBT3Sep 1954 – Jan 1956BReported aboard right after Boot Camp (San Diego Co # 179) in San Diego, North Island NAS. Departed in Bremerton while she was in the yards getting her cantered deck and hurricane bow. My first of 5 Carriers I served.
Carter, Joe B.BT2Sep 10, 1954 – Oct 26, 1957B
Kerr, RobertGM3Nov 1954 – Mar 1958G-3Served on Essex for three years and was all over the world (east coast to west coast)crossed equator twice
Basler, Wilfred (Bill)MMFNApr 5, 1955 – Oct 15, 1955ALike to get in touch with old shipmates
Ryman, Dennis JEngineman Deisel 3rd classDec 1955 – Sep 1957USS Essex A divisionWent aboard 1955 while was in dry dock in Bremerton, Wa. for conversion to hurricane bow and angle deck. I made the Far East cruise & went around Cape Horn to Mayport, Fl. Crossed the Equator twice & became a Shell Back
Arnold, Davidbm 3Dec 23, 1955 – Aug 6, 1959G-3worked for bm1 weinacker, bm1 stafford. best friends were sn aragon, sn brooks. sn barr.
Bartram, MaxFN1956 – 1958Oil Kinglisting for my father, he will turn 70 on 2/2/09 and would like to hear from his shipmates.He worked as an oil king in the boilerroom.If you remember my dad and would like to contact him please email me: vampshifter@yahoo.com. Thanks.
Tuchman, WalterLt.1956 – 1957medicalHi, I`m trying to find any crew mates that knew my Uncle, Lt. Walter Tuchman, who was the assistant medical officer on the USS Essex from 1955-1957? He passed away about 10 years ago and had many a funny tale to tell
Pitz, RichardMR3Jan 5, 1956 – Nov 11, 1957AThe best experience of my life and the worst at the same time.
Stiger, GeraldANFeb 1956 – Aug 1957V1Assigned to Essex right out of boot camp and boarded her while she was located at the Bremerton, Washington naval yard being modified with angle deck and hurricane bow, became a member of V1 Div as forward deck crew.
Miller, Lester HAO-3Feb 10, 1956 – Apr 15, 1959v-5 latter on glooking for old shipmates
Schroeder, RobertseamamMar 1956 – Dec 1957G2 divisionlooking for old shipmates aboard the Essex from March of 1956 through December 1957. I was also aboard the Fulton AS11 from April 1958 through November 1959. I am from Hebron Nebraska and still reside there.
Swenson, DavidAIRMANMar 1, 1956 – Jul 1, 1957V6Boarded while she was in dry dock at Hunter's Point. Was aboard for a cruise to the far East, went with her around the horn to Mayport , FL and was mustered out in July of 1957.
Middaugh, GaylordEM 2Apr 1956 – Aug 1958E
Hubbard, Delbert WayneSEAMANApr 1956 – Aug 27, 1957S3
Costello, John. JackME3Apr 1956 – Nov 1957RServed with many good men I will never forget. Write if you remember me.
O'Connor, Francis RFNApr 6, 1956 – Nov 12, 1957M#2 throttleman in the aft engine room.
O'Connor, Frank R O'ConnorFNApr 16, 1956 – Nov 12, 1957M Division#2 throttleman in the aft engine room
Kenneally, NormLTJGAug 15, 1956 – Jan 21, 1959SupplyYokosuka HK Subic for '56 Xmas. San Fran Yd period b4 Cape Horn to Mayport. NATO fall '57 N. Atlan&Arctic. Met wife Jax & 10 mos, Med Beirut landing 7/15/58 Suez to Taiwan & home engaged arr M'port Thanksgiving/OFFinJAN.
Langmaack, Paul CrackeyMMFNSep 16, 1956 – Nov 12, 1959B ( Oil Shack Crew )Met many good friends while on the ship .Like to hear from them.
Freeman, Romas ByrlAB3Oct 1956 – Oct 1959V 1I was a flight deck director working the forward catapults
Surber, JamesPETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS1957 – 1961G3
Gross, Michael/mikeRM31957 – 1959OR
Alsup, ElmerAIRMAN1957 – 1959
Turner, William Bill3rd class pet,of1957 – 1957V-6
Gates, LeightonRD3Jan 1957 – 1958OIServed in operations, bridge coordinator. World cruise, through suez canal, around both horns.
Jackson, Herbert W. profile iconRD 2Jun 1957 – Oct 1960Operations
Popejoy, LonnieAE2Aug 10, 1957 – Aug 10, 1960V-6Looking for old shipmates ,please contact me
Mesko, RobertE4Aug 20, 1957 – May 20, 1959CAPTIONS OFFICEENJOYED THE NATO TRIPS AND ENGAGEMENT OF LEBANON HAVE 4 GROWN CHILDREN AND 8 GRANDCHILDREN RETIRED AND SPENT WINTER IN NEW SYMNRA BEACH FLA.
Turner, William Bill3rd classSep 11, 1957 – Aug 10, 1962V-6
Battinelli, GeorgeBT 3Sep 20, 1957 – Jan 13, 1961Fire room # 2
Lynch, ElmerCV9Oct 1957 – Aug 1960V-1I was a sound powered talker on Fly 2, Fly 1 & Flight Deck Control.
Sluder, PatrickE3Oct 1, 1957 – Jul 5, 1961A1Served on two med cruises and worked in PriFly
Murphy, Harold B.QUARTERMASTER 2ND CLASSOct 5, 1957 – Aug 5, 1959N Ihope to hear from some of the crew.
Popejoy, LonnieAE2Oct 10, 1957 – Aug 10, 1960V-6
Popejoy, LonnieAE2Oct 10, 1957 – Aug 10, 1960V-6Looking for any old V-6 guys
Burgess, VincentBT3Dec 1957 – Jun 1960g2

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