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USS Manila Bay (CVE 61) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Manila Bay (CVE 61). 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 55 crew members registered for the USS Manila Bay (CVE 61).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1944 | 1945 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Kabat, Edward?Jan 1, 1939 –?My grandfather served on the USS Manila Bay. My mother and him have told stories about him saving the ship from sinking. If anyone knows any ifnormation or stories I would love to hear them! I don't know the actual years
Portugal, Albert1941 –
McCloskey, Leverne1941 –
Portugal, AlbertSEAMAN FIRST CLASS1941 –
Day, Hiram "H. E."seaman?1941 – 1945unknownAircraft mechanic - deceased 1999; eMail is to daughter
Fultz, ClydePFC1942 – 1946
Wall, William "bill"1942 –This is for my grandfather, who passed away in 1991. If anyone has any memories of him, I would love to hear them. Thank you.
Borener, Clarenceunknown1942 – 1944unknownmy father was an aircraft mechanic during the ww2. i am looking any info on his service. send it to my email that is listed - James Borener
Jim MacK, Jim profile iconO-21942 – 1945GunneryI am requesting if anyone served with my uncle. He was assigned to the USS Manila Bay, CVE-61. His name was LT jg John Geary, Gunnery Officer
Edwards, LouisBK3CJul 1942 – May 1944this is for my uncle who served aboard Manila Bay durning I am unsure of the time fram but know that he was injured in the galley and was air lifted off.anybody out there who may have known him let me know
Foote, RalphEMC1943 – 1945My Dad served on the Manila Bay during the Japanese air attack that disabled the communications and steering. He was awarded the Bronze Star for getting communications back quick so the ship could manuver and avoid being sunk. Cliff Foote (son)
Heine, JamesCHIEFMACHINIST MATE1943 – 1945ESCORT CARRIER
Meade, GeorgeLT JG1943 – 1945EngneeringMy Grandfather served onboard the Manila Bay and was there for the kamakaze attack. He's getting on now but he loves hearing about anything we can tell him about the ship and her crew! Please let us know if anyone remembers him.
Steinbauer, LeoPFC1943 – 1946GunnerThis is for my Great-Grandfather who was a gunner on the ship I'm not exactly sure of his rank, but I do know his job was a gunner.
Wasilco, AndrewAviation Machist Mate First Class V-61943 – 1946Composite Squadron 7 USS Manilla Bay CASU 35F
Werner, AlbertRadarman 2d Class1943 – 1946unsureMy Grandfather served aboard the USS Manila Bay as a Radar man. His watch ended just before a Kamikaze attack that killed his best-friend.
Heisler, Willie DEM31943 –UnknownMy grandfather, God rest his soul was a member of this crew at a time when our country was going through hell. If anyone know/knew him please share your stories. Thank you in advance. I have some crew photos
Christian, CliffRADIOMAN 2ND CLASSJan 1, 1943 – Jan 5, 1945CommunicationsDad won the Navy Cross for his actions during Kamikaze attack Jan 5, 1945. I would love to hear any stories about dad or the ship.
Cunico, FrankELECTRICIANS MATE 2CMay 3, 1943 – Feb 14, 1946My Father passed away on 11/12/2008.
Chapman, GeneAMM3CMay 30, 1943 – May 30, 1946Airdale { Avation Machinist
Williams, Junior (Paul)BM2CJul 1943 – 1945Deck Force, Master at Arms, Mess Hall
Simpson, Geraldseaman 1st classJul 1943 – Feb 1946V-1My uncle was on this ship nearly the whole time it was commissioned. He is still alive and would love to hear from any shipmates. He has no internet so any questions can be directed to my email. deceased 10/10/2012.
Darnell, Gene (Slim)QM-1COct 5, 1943 – Sep 18, 1945NavigationCast the line for the last time she departed Long Beach. This marked the first time she had set sail without me at the helm....
Stonebarger, RobertSEAMAN 1ST CLASSOct 5, 1943 – Jul 31, 1946
Henderson, Samuel MarvinLT. (JG)Oct 5, 1943 – Sep 30, 1945A OfficerWould be interested in contacting others who served aboard the Manila Bay. Have some of the ships logs and a history of the Manila Bay. This is my daughter's email. Can contact me through this.
Cotten, RonaldGunner's Mate Second ClassOct 5, 1943 – Jan 25, 1946unknownDad served as a Gunner's Mate on the Manilla Bay from comission to de-comission He was very proud of his service in the US Navy I would love to hear from anyone who knew him.
McCurdy, R.b. (Tex)SEAMANNov 1943 – Jan 1945Gave and recieved reports on hanger deck.
Perez, Federico (Fred)SEAMAN FIRST CLASSDec 1, 1943 – Sep 21, 1946GunnerOn Monday May 24, 2010, 3:49 a.m. Federico R. Perez began a new journey next to God in the heavens above as he continues to love and watch over us always. We, The Perez Family, thank all our friends and family for their support.
Yeske, Rolland G  NEWboiler 1st mateDec 12, 1943 – Aug 12, 1945112
Kershaw, Louis1944 – 1946signalmanlouis is now gone but not forgotten. he was injured by kamakaze attack but survived to tell about it. we will all miss him.
Gregory Pfau, Gregory PfauS2C1944 – Jan 8, 1945My uncle, Delver Pfau, was severely burned in the January 5, 1945 kamakazi attack on the USS Manila Bay. He died on January 8, 1945 and was buried at sea. If anyone has any recollections of him I would be pleased to hear from you.
Millpointer, FrankLIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE1944 – 1945TBM PilotI am Frank's son. He wanted to post on this site. He was a TBM pilot and some may remember him as he brought back 100 feet or so of about 10 gauge copper steel core wire from Japan on the tail of his plane after dropping POW supplies.
McGonagill, Patrick "Pat"Unsure1944 – 1945UnsureI was told that my grandfather (Pat) & great uncle were both on this ship in WWII. I am unsure of the exact dates and rankings. I believe my grandfather worked on the aircraft
Carter, Harold DGunners Mate1944 – 1945Gun Crew DeckThis is entered is by Harold's brother Art. Harold does not have internet access. Harold lives in Bangor, ME. I would like to hear from any for his ship mates that remember him. He still gets around but at a slow pace.
Mass, Buckyairmen1944 – 1945CVE 71I am Bucky Mass's son and he flew with Frank Milpointer off the Manilla Bay. I found his Navy trunk with all kinds of stuff, even the book which highlights their coming back with 100' of telegraph from japan.
Ross, RussellofficerJan 1944 – Jan 1946supplyRuss was a supply officer doing payroll and related functions. He went on to become head of the political science Department at the University of Iowa, receiving his PHD in 1948. He passed on April 27, 2010 at age 88.
McKinley, RalphBM2Jan 1, 1944 – Jan 1, 1945My dad served on the USS Manila Bay late in the war. He was aboard during a Japanese suicide attack in which the aircarft impacted the base of the bridge. Dad was a plank owner. Mike McKinley(son)
Tritchler, RobertPHAMACIST\'S MATEMay 4, 1944 – Dec 20, 1945My (deceased) father - anyone knowing him, please contact me
Moore, JohnSEAMAN FIRST CLASSMay 19, 1944 – Feb 9, 1946Company KCaptain's Orderly and Officer of the Deck Messenger Chaplain's Yoeman - Chaplain Vossler and Chaplain Lemon Squadron VC-80 and VC-81 Golden Gloves Boxer with Jerry Coleman and Aguilar, Jerry West and Beak Lewis and Joe Sarver Master-at-Arms
Moseley, James3RD CLASS PETTY OFFICERJun 19, 1944 – Jun 4, 1946SWould like to contact any people still alive that served on the USS Manila Bay.
Pease, Charles (Pappy)Aviation Chief MetalsmithJun 30, 1944 – Feb 19, 1945Composite Squadron 80
Spinner, Kenneth LeeSV-6Jul 15, 1944 – Oct 15, 1945Ship dates are Approx. entered by his son after fathrs passing from limited discharge info.
Palmer, Robert (Bob)WT3C(T)Jul 21, 1944 – Dec 11, 1945Entry submitted by Grandson - Robert Palmer passed away 24 August 2007. Dates of service verified against copy of service record.
Kanyusik, StevePHOM 2/CSep 3, 1944 – May 1, 1945PhotographyOn active duty when the ship was struck by two kamakaze planes, January 5, 1945 . Received the purple heart and bronze star when burned by parts of the second hit.
Fletcher, Harry / PatSM 2/CSep 12, 1944 – Feb 19, 1945CommunicationWounded in action by Kamikazi in battle of Sulu Sea 5 January.

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