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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 307 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
Smith, JohnRM-21961 – 1964radio communicationWould like to hear from anyone who may have served aboard during this time period
Bevacqua, SamGMT31961 – 1963W DivisionHad quite a time serving on the Essex what a ship for an oldie did the north atlantic cruise the bad storm then the dry docks in Brooklyn then on to Cuba and wound up in the blockade still keep in touch with some
Reidy, FrancisAM1961 –CV-9Great memories of serving on the aircraft carrier Essex during the Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis. Found an old postcard sent home to New York from Rhode Island during service.
Letendre, JohnBT31961 – 1964BLooking for Warren P. McClain.
John, GanoABH-3Jan 15, 1961 – Jan 30, 1963V-3
Croft, CarlBT3Mar 1961 – Nov 23, 1964B Div #3 FireroomThis was a great place and time to spend my teen-age years. What an education!
Fata, JosephBT 2Apr 1961 – Feb 1965BT
Ervin, JerrySNMay 1961 – Jul 1963OEI remember when I couldn't wait to be discharged, but looking back I realize I had lots of great times and visited many wonderful places traveling aboard the Essex. If given the chance, I'd do it again.
Albin, JohnsaMay 19, 1961 – Feb 20, 1964communicationsA great crew to work with except for the fag ,commander Peffercorn.
Dion, GordonEM2/E5Jun 10, 1961 – Aug 15, 1964EngineeringHad a great lifetime experience with all the crew. The greatest was durint the North Atlantic storm of 1962
Lee, Tollie ,,, GeneralIC 2Aug 25, 1961 – Jan 15, 1965Eserved during Cuban Missle Crisis worled the movie booth many months 16 mm projectors repair MC shop repair. went o Cuba, St Thomas, Nova Scotia, Bermuda England twice ,Hamburg GErm, Rotterdam Holland, leharve France,
Yount, JimPT3Sep 1961 – Jun 1963V6My experience working in Air Intelligence office taught me so much that was going on in the world that very few people had any knowledge of. What I learned in there I could have never learned in any kind of school.
Schmidt, EugeneMM2Sep 25, 1961 – Sep 6, 1963BWorked in Evaporator room
Scott, AlanAMS3Oct 1961 – Aug 1963V-618 months of personal growth. Flight deck to office back & then to metal shop then out to college. Back in USN to AC "A" school retiring 12/82 as ACC to a successful career as HR manager with 3 firms. Married 2 children.
Trader, Thomas (Tom)ADJ-3Oct 4, 1961 – Jan 26, 1963V-2Greatest Time in my Life did the north atlantic cruise the bad storm then the dry docks in Brooklyn then on to Cuba and wound up in the blockade North Atlantic Cruise-England twice, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Spain Wow
McGranahan, ClydeE3Dec 1961 – Nov 1963? V-4Long days with the block-aid around Cuba,Met alot of good firends
Shaffer, Clair S.GMG31962 – 1965Gunnery
Allore, JerryDC-31962 – 1964R Division
Longfellow, Larryrm31962 – 1966carrier div. 18good to see a familar name James Comer brings back good memories between 1962 and 1966 we had sailors, marines and stewards Hope everybody is well. Larry
Pacana, RichAA1962 – 1963v-1
Debats, LarryAM3Jan 1962 – Feb 1964V1Remember the good old times in the crash crew.
Wojcik, Johnsfp3Jan 15, 1962 – Oct 15, 1964r division
Zander, Gary Or ZeekBM 3Feb 1962 – Mar 28, 1966G 2 and G 3
Zander, Gary Or ZeekBM 3Feb 1962 – Mar 28, 1966
Skaggs, EdwardABH-3Feb 15, 1962 – Mar 16, 1965V-3
Bergmann, ArthurSK3Mar 1, 1962 – Jan 24, 1964s-1
Niemi, AlSK2Mar 28, 1962 – Mar 19, 1964S-1Have kept up with a few of my fellow Essex crew, but always looking for additional sailors
Medina, TonyMM3Apr 15, 1962 – Apr 1, 1966M-DivI went to Boot Camp in San Diego,Calif from 12/27/61 to 3/62 I was assigned to VS34 as AN Changed rate to FA Reported to Essex at B'klyn Navy Yard was in M-Div Aft Eng. Room Left Essex as MM3 4/66 I am in Essex Org.
O'Brien, Thomas (Turk)SFM3Jun 1962 – Jun 1966RJust looking to catch up with some swabbies that worked with me aboard the Essex to reminise and tell lies.
Hartley, JohnSNJun 1, 1962 – May 17, 1964xi have the 1963 midlink vi cruise book. it great to look at all the old pictures
Maxwell, Joseph "maxie"AMS-3Jun 21, 1962 – Dec 20, 1964V-6 AMS Shop/ COD Plane CrewServed on board Essex SEATO and NATO cruises. Before Essex serve with VR-22 NAS Breezy Pt. Norfolk
Coupe, JayLTJGJun 23, 1962 – Oct 10, 1964Public AffairsA great two years on board the "Oldest and Boldest" ship in the Fleet. Best part of all was getting to know a fine crew and an exceptional group of Junior Officers, many of whom are atill close friends.
Reiser, BobSFM 2Jul 12, 1962 – Jan 20, 1964Repair Div.I came aboard in the Brooklyn Ship Yard and stayed onboard until I was discharged there after the Mideast cruise.
Wilenius, GeneRM3Jul 31, 1962 – Aug 30, 1966CROn board and on duty when mast broke off and entered the communications Cripto room. Had a bucket brigade to keep the swater level down in the back room. What fun. :)
Conroy, JoeIC 2Aug 1962 – May 13, 1966EOnly good memories. Best memory is storm of December 1963 when we lost our mast and suffered other severe damage. We also weent dead in the water and that was really frightening.
Marquis, ErrolSK-2Aug 1962 – Jan 1964S-1I'll never forget when the captain said : "the next time you hear General Quarters, it will be the real thing". This was during the Cuban missile crisis. After 4-6 hrs GQ sounded and the ship was closed down in seconds .
Cizmadia, Louis (Jody)SNAug 9, 1962 – Nov 14, 1966Signal BridgeIf I only knew THEN what I Should Have Known THEN!!! I'm sorry for not going back and doing MORE!
Poli, Ronaldetn3Nov 14, 1962 – Nov 21, 1964OElooking to cintact others in OE div 1962-1964
Flinn, RobertBT3Nov 16, 1962 – May 16, 1965B-Division
Baldwin, JoeSK3Dec 1, 1962 – Jul 1, 1965S1

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