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USS Hornet (CV 12) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Hornet (CV 12). 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 193 crew members registered for the USS Hornet (CV 12).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1959 | 1960 – 1963 | 1964 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Boykin, JimmieAB151942 –Carrier
Duffy, JamesWater Tender 3rd Class1943 – Apr 26, 1946BWorked in the number 3 fire room. Serving aboard the Hornet was the best duty I ever had. Jocko Clark was one of the best Admirals the Navy had. It often wish that I stayed in longer.
Burns, ClaytonSNFeb 1, 1943 – Sep 1, 1945DeckMy dad was a gunner quad 40 MM on CV-12 during WW2. Would love to hear from others who are connected to WW2 campaign in South Pacific.
Gobeille, Raymond / RayAMM2/CJun 26, 1943 – Jun 21, 1947Air V/2----Later transfwrred to V/3, gymI was a night fighter plane capt. during 1943 - 1944 when I tranfered to V/3 up in the gym where ai was on the ship's boxing team.
Millen, Genefc3cJul 9, 1943 – Dec 13, 1945Fire ControlPlank Owner, Shell Back, and Golden Dragon.
Duncan, SamuelSep 15, 1943 – Oct 14, 1945V-4Rating- RT 11/c, which is now, ETM. We were called radio technicians at the time, the word RADAR was taboo at the time. During the Turkey Shoot, our SK radar picked up the first bogies at 180 miles, a feat never heard of before or after.
Buchanan, John TABM 3rd classNov 1943 – Dec 1945V1
Hardin, Carl WillardLT. JG1944 – Mar 30, 1944cv2my great uncle was a US NAVY RESERVE VB-2 USS HORNET. shot down March, 30, 1944 in palau islands. still MIA. have no other info. 214-448-8842
Cole, CharlesABM31944 –DeckServed during WWII, including period when Hornet was at sea for 18 months straight.
Hambrick, KenQM31945 –Navigation
Estell, SamuelWATERTENDERJan 1945 – Jun 1946BBoiler room 3, watertender a long time ago
Fair, Genes2cSep 15, 1945 – Jun 15, 1946cook
Gianzero, PatsyFNDec 1951 – Oct 1952a
Groff, JerryAD 21952 – Jul 26, 1953VF 94
Lizee, DonaldSN1953 – 19542nd
Aho, WilliamPN3Jul 1953 –Admin/PersonnelAboard just before recommissioning in Brooklyn and for shakedown cruise in the Caribbean. Aboard for about one year; then to USS Cabot for short time pending release to inactive duty.
Kauffman, Kenneth K.FP3Sep 1953 – May 1954R Ships RepairPlank Owner. Reported from Class A Pipefitters school
Gibbons, DonaldAO31954 – Mar 1955V6I was aboard USS Hornet for 1954 World Cruise (Norfolk to San Diego). (Ship's Company Aircraft Ordnanceman) I have cruise book for 1954 world cruise.
Mishler, EugeneHM 1Jan 1, 1954 – Jan 1, 1956MedicalI am posting in Honor of my Father HM 1 Eugene H. Mishler, who was a member of the USS Hornet CVA 12 and was present during her shakedown cruise then for her world cruise in 55. My father passed away in January of 1994.
Eltringham, JerryRM2Mar 1, 1954 – Dec 4, 1954ORI was on the Hornet when it made its around-the-world cruise in 1954. I was an RM2
Heck, JamesAB31955 –V1
Moss, Grover GeraldS/N 3Feb 4, 1955 – Jan 3, 1957V-3WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME ONE...IS ANYBODY OUT THERE
Smith, ArthurFNMar 1955 – Dec 1955B1st duty station
Marshall, DonaldAT3Apr 15, 1955 – Dec 15, 1955VC-12
Mann, Thomas profile iconmm31956 – Feb 1959A
Hohman, WilliamAT3Jun 1, 1956 – Aug 16, 1957V6I had a great time on a westpac cruze.CVA12 was quite a lady I visited her in 2006.In50 yrs she hadnt changed much.A tear came in my eye after not seeing her in 50 yrs
Snyder, Martin profile iconMM2Aug 1956 – Oct 1959AI started off in A-2 Reefer gang until I made E-5 and knew too much. Then I got transferred to A-1 Hydraulics for the rest of my enlistment. I remember MM1 Newkirk and his rock polishing machine in #2 Elevator Ram Room
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Pollard, James (Jim) profile iconYNC1957 – 1958FlagServed as Writer for Rear Admiral Fitzhugh, COMCARDIVFIVE and as Chief in Charge of the Flag Personnel Office. Left to go to OCS, May 1958.
Russell, Michael LSon of LT P.E. Russell1957 –VA 146Making this entry on behalf of Paul Edward Russell who served in VA 146 aboard the Hornet during the West Pac deployment in 1957. My dad was a Lieutenant in VA 146 during this cruise. He served 30 yrs in the Navy.
Cieri, AnthonyME2Apr 1957 – Sep 30, 1958RThis is for my father Anthony J. Cieri, Jr. The Hornet was his second carrier. He made two Westpac cruises aboard her. He really enjoyed his time in Japan. He sent me a train set for Christmas. My Dad passed in May 1977. Robert M. Cieri
Hofferber, DonaldPH2Oct 1957 – Dec 1959OPI made two WestPac cruises aboard the Hornet, one when she was an attack carrier and the second when her mission changed to anti-sub. I was a photographer's mate doing general photography work.
Oswald, RichardAA2Jan 1958 – Jan 17, 1959V-3
Lyles, PhillipE-3Jun 15, 1958 – Jul 30, 1960V-3 and O.I.I went aboard in 1958 into v3 div. and was transferred to o.i. div. in 1959, and worked ecm high stack, and low stack, and radar, and navigation
Worden, HowardAT2Aug 10, 1958 – May 26, 1960wsrarted in v6 division and was transfered to the w division. served as an electronics tech. Made one criuse to wespac.
Mickelson, Geraldseaman apprenticeSep 1958 – Feb 1959operations1st command out of boot camp AWESTRUCK to say the least. Waiting RM school, spent most of my time as a lookout. Not on board long enough to know many of the OPs gang. Just the same my first ship great experience. Ended up doing 22 years
Knowles, LueyABH 31959 – 1963V-3 V-4Reptd. aboard Oct 1959 V-3 division. Blue shirt & elevator operator. 1960 cruise in V-3 division. Transferred to V-4 division. Made 1962 cruise in V-4 division as flight deck fuels and below deck fuel. Retire as ABCM.
Ash, RobertABE11959 – 1970V 2work on Cats and arresting gear
Gowin, Earl profile iconSeaman1959 – 19612nd Division
Constantineau, GeraldFT21959 – 1962FOXJust looking for shipmates who might still be alive and with us. Gerry AKA Charlie
Cassity, RichardAirmanAug 20, 1959 – Dec 10, 1961V-4Looking for any v-4 members who would like to join other v-4 members in a yearly reunion. 2012 reunion is in SanAntonio Tx, on Sept.19. to 23 Can call me for details at 909-936-0490
Esposito, Anthony Aka/ ( Espo ) Or Johhny EspoABF--AIRMANOct 16, 1959 – May 10, 1963V-4 / S-3I WANT TO SEND MY BEST TO RAY POSS, JIM TALBOT, DENNIS LARAMIE JOHHNY DE JORIA, FRANK BILLECCI, STAN BIZEAU & A WHOLE BUNCH MORE
Stockman, WylieBT2Nov 1959 – Jun 1963B

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