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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
Cambell, Jim "Ozzie"abfan1960 – Apr 15, 1964V4looking for old navy buddies. Planning a reunion next september in California to be on our old ship
Arciniaga, AlfredoRM31960 – 1961radioman
Benson, RonRM2Jan 1960 – Jan 1961OCDid anyone know Doug Dragon? He was the brother of the Captain of Captain and Tennille?
Cromer Jr., Arthur (Art)SN E-3Jan 1960 – Sep 1964SNMy husband passed in May of 2020 from cancer. He stated he was in Tonkin Bay sometime between 1960 and 1964. Looking for someone to speak with about possible exposure to Agent Orange.
Hill Sr, JamesPetty Officer Second Class / E-5Jan 30, 1960 – May 24, 1963E
Laramie, Dennis "Ty"ABF3Mar 1960 – Jun 1964V4looking to find old Navy buddies. We are planning a reunion next September in California on board our old ship
Holland, WarrenABFMar 1960 – Jul 1963V4Looking for Hornet buddies V4 division. Call me 770-631-3494
Williams, RexSK3Apr 1960 – Sep 1963Looking for a few friends. Mike Hopkins, Lyle Seymour, Richard Lusk, Joe Spiotti, etc.
Dillow, William H.SCPOApr 1960 – Dec 1960Ordinance(president of the CPO mess)Member EOD
Roland, AlanSFP3Jul 1960 – Feb 14, 1962R DivlLike to find some of the guy from the pipe shop.
Achin, FortunatoSD1Sep 15, 1960 – Mar 29, 1965Steward, Chief (water trans.)It is a great honor and pride to serve on this on this ship. It was CVS-12 at that time.
Kahler, William (Bill) profile iconE4 BT3rd ClassDec 29, 1960 – Nov 23, 1963B Divison Served in fireroom #1, #2 and finally boiler repair shop. Would like to connect with BT's from 60-63. On 62 cruise and part of 63. Left Ship in Yokosuka the day we got word of President Kennedy assassination for TI.
Hunt, D. R.E-3 AIRMAN1961 – Jan 1964
Packman, BrentMU1961 – 1963x
Noble, WillisPNJan 1961 – Mar 1964X
Gillum, JimMM3Jan 2, 1961 – Aug 2, 1963MLooking for fellow mates.
Vierra, Douglas Lloyd VieyraAIRMAN APPRENTICEJan 15, 1961 – Dec 1, 1963S-6Aviation Supply Division: Chief Wiles, Russell Sandifer (2nd Class Petty Officer), Berry Edmondson (Pleasant Hill, CA), Dennis Ritchie (of East Galesburg, Ill), Holly Hollinsworth (Tacoma, WA), etc. Homeport, Longbeach, CA.
Howard, JoeABH3Jan 15, 1961 – Feb 17, 1963V3
Ward, Jerry profile iconsn3Feb 1961 – Nov 1962ship servicelewis todd
Hollingsworth, James HolllyAK2Apr 10, 1961 – Jan 1, 1965S-6I live in Tacoma Wa. would like to hear from any AK that was aboard at that time including the air wing. my E-Mail is mproundup@hotmail.com.
Eagles, JamesE-3May 14, 1961 – Aug 10, 1963oa
Biddle, RobertAG3Jul 1961 – 1964OAServed three of the most exciting years of my life on the Hornet 1961 to 1964. I was in Aerology and my brother (Craig)was in the Photo Lab at the same time. I'm looking for Harold Dean Kendall AG2 at that time.
Medlock, ArveyRD-3Jul 26, 1961 – Jul 6, 1965radar air trafficHello, looking for old navy buddies, currently in the v.a. hospital. using with help from nephew, so messages may take a day to reply. drop a line an say hello.
McNeely, Larry (Mac)RM2Sep 1, 1961 – Mar 8, 1965CRWould like to hear from any of the old Radioman that I served with
Crummett, Darrell (Dc)RM2Dec 22, 1961 – Dec 22, 1961CommunicationsAttempting to find out what dates and why the USS Hornet was in Drydock, Bre,omgtpm
Boren, DennisABH-31962 – 1964V-3Retired ABHC after 23 years active.
Polacek, Edward (Polecat)MM21962 – Aug 6, 1965M DivisionI was in forward engine room, main control. I would be interested in hearing from anyone in the engine rooms or generator gang.
Olivas, Hector ( Oli)AO3Jan 1962 – Apr 1966GWould like to hear from the guys that were aboard ship in G Division on the greatest ship in the NAVY back in the 60's. Now it is a museum in Alameda in Oakland,California. Hope to hear from you call me at 325 763 8148.
Tackett, BobQM2Mar 1962 – Feb 1964Flag, 17
Boren, DennisABH-3May 28, 1962 – May 29, 1964V-3Retired ABHC after 23 years. Ships USS Hornet CVS-12, USS Iwo Jima LPH-2 V-1 LPO 1966-1969, USS Coral Sea CVA-43, V-3 & V-1 FLY 2 PO 1973-1975. 1969-1971 Served Camp David White House Staff. Wife and I now live in Cottage Grove Oregon.
Lewis, DougTM2Aug 1962 – Apr 1, 1966WTorpedo Shop & SASS
Smith, HaroldSF1Sep 12, 1962 – May 1, 1966Repair
Robertson, Thomas(swamp Rat)RD-3Sep 16, 1962 – Mar 19, 1966OI RadarmanServed on Hornet for two cruises to Viet Nam,a helluva trip for a kid from a small town in Louisiana.Would not trade the adventure for the world.
Robertson, ThomasRD3Oct 12, 1962 – Mar 1966OILooking for old shipmates.Enjoyed my time on the Hornet,any shipmates e-mail me,Swampy
Ritchie, James LarryAK3Oct 22, 1962 – Feb 23, 1964S-6. I was flown off the ship, February 23, 1964, while underway, due to my father passing away. I would like to hear from any of the S-6 Div crew from that era.
Ethridge, David2nd Class PT2Nov 16, 1962 – May 16, 1964Admiral Staff for Commander Carrier Division 17I served on both the Hornet and Yorktown. Made 3 separate cruises to far east, Vietnam and 5 trips to Hawaian Islands. It was a million dollar experience. I would never want to do it over for even a million dollars.
Crummett, Darrell (Dc)RM2 E-5Dec 22, 1962 –Radio
Gregorie, Richard (Greg)AX31963 – 1964I served in AI and was stationed at Ream Field and the Hornet CVS-12. I'm looking for one of my buddies, John Culley
Vogel, William A.AN1963 – 1964V-6 Air Dept.Reported aboard USS Hornet CVS-12 in the summer of 1963 in Long Beach CA. I was straight out of Great Lakes Boot Camp and reporting to my first command/Ship and was assigned to the V-6 Division, Air Department.
Graham, BruceABF AIRMANJan 3, 1963 – Mar 12, 1965V-4BUDDIES WERE JIM DULLARD, JIM DELL,
O'Heren, William (Bill)MM2Jan 5, 1963 – Oct 15, 1963MWorked in the evaporator crew
Dell, JimAirmanApr 1963 – Oct 1964V4I am just trying to locate old buddies like, Bruce Graham and Jim Dullard. Contact me jimdell@charter.net
Owens, Jerry profile iconLI SNApr 25, 1963 – Oct 1965X Div.Transferred to USS Kearsarge CVS 33, in 1965, just before Hornet lift for overseas. Was on 1963-64 west-pak cruise & San Francisco dry dock repair. Worked in print shop.
Holt, RichardAMS-3Jul 1963 – Jul 1965V-373 and still kicking
Hassler, PeterBM3Sep 1963 – Feb 27, 1967SecondI was proud and privileged to serve on the finest ship in west pac.God bless the ship and her crews from the past.BU

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