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USS Sitkoh Bay (CVE 86) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Sitkoh Bay (CVE 86). 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 57 crew members registered for the USS Sitkoh Bay (CVE 86).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1945 | 1946 – now

Russell, Ralph (Russ)1942 –My father,Ralph Russell,served aboard the Sitkoh Bay beginning it's commission. He was the equivalent of the captain's secretary, and he kept the ship's log which I have obtained a copy of, but I have never seen the yearbook. My father i
Koss, Erwin(erv)1942 – 1945This was my grandfather. I am really not sure about his rank or job aboard the ship, I was coming here hoping someone could help me out. He had some pretty incredible stories about the war.
Knott, Wallace (Wally)AMM1Mar 28, 1942 – Nov 9, 1945V-2Wally passed away Feb 23, 2012. He was part of the pre-commission crew and a plank owner. He never lost his love of the Navy and airplanes.
Melvin, WallickPharmacistAug 1942 – 19453rdThis was my grandfather, now deceased, and I am looking to speak with his shipmates
Neugebauer, AnthonyGunners Mate Second ClassDec 9, 1942 – Dec 9, 1945do not know thisMy dad "Tony" was on this ship and I have a photo he displayed in our home of the Japanese "Francis" plane that was shot down by the crew and air support. He died three years ago but I am trying to find ship photos
Whitman, PaulSHIP'S DDS1943 – 1944This was my deceased. Just trying to find out if anyone out there served with himr knew him.
Walston, Robert1943 –Name entered on behalf of my cousin who served on board during WW II . He presently resides in Golldendale < Wash
Yoder, George "dale"1943 –My dad served on this ship during WWII. He passed in November '06. I recall a story about the ship riding out a tidal wave--anyone familiar with this? Not sure about his entry date.
O'sullivan, MichaelRDM3C1943 – 1945V3I have my 1945 USS Sitkoh Bay, a little beat up but still readable.
Maxwell, ThomasSeaman First Class1943 – 1945V1 divisionThis was my father. I am trying to locate his shipmates.
Forster, Norbert G.Yeoman Third Class1943 – 1946UnknownThis was my grandpa. I came across this website while researching his time aboard the USS Sitkoh Bay. Sadly, he passed away April 2011. Any stories or pictures would be greatly appreciated at
Granata, Clarencemmsn1943 –MMClarence is my father. Don't know what division he was in. I think he was a machinist mate. Would love to see if anyone remembers him.
Burns, HarryFIREMAN FIRST CLASSJul 1943 – Mar 1946PALooking for other scrawny runts who worked in "Black Gang", including Allcock, Breedlove,& Christmas. Email me at Grins to all.
Brandenburg, KennethSeaman 1st ClassAug 1943 – Jan 1946NThis was my dad -- he told us a few things about his service but I would love to know if any of you remember him. He passed away Jan 2011. I know his job was to send and receive messages on the mode of operations.
Andrews, PerryEM1CNov 23, 1943 – Nov 25, 1945EPlank Owner. Electrical Gang - IC Room
Barbee, Robert, LewisRM2Nov 23, 1943 – May 12, 1946KMy Dad is a plank owner for this ship. He came aboard out of radio school and left after the war ended. The Navy and the ship have always had a place in his heart to this day. Email for contact of RM2 Robert L. Barbee
Moitoza, ManuelSeaman second ClassNov 26, 1943 – Apr 9, 1946second division
Flanagan, Donald T.SF 3RD CLASS1944 – 1946RI was proud to serve with the R Division's officers and crew! I often think about those days aboard ship. You may email me to reminisce at
Stuff, David (Lee)MM21944 – 1945My dad was aboard the Sitkoh Bay in '44 &'45 in the engine room I think. Does anyone remember him?
Banning, GlenWT 2ND CLASS1944 – 1946PAMy father was aboard the SitkohBay from its beginning.He resides in Vancouver,WA.If anyone would like to contact him he asked that you e-mail me(his daughter) at and I will make sure he gets in contact with you.
Donnelly, Charles "mickey"S1C1944 –V-2I am Charlie Donnelly's oldest son, Dane and I am entering this information for his shipmates. Dad passed away due to throat cancer in 2004. He is buried in Blairsville, Ga. alongside his second son, Mark, who passed away in 2007.
Luplow, ElmerABM [PH] 3C1944 – 1946V-1This was my father who served. He passed away at the age of 59 in October of 1978.
Hollingshead, David "Arizona Dave"MESS COOK1944 – 1946Mess CookMy Dad enlisted at 17. He was a great cook and loved it,you would remember the great flavor and his big smile serving it. My Dad inspired me to joim the Navy and serve my country. If you remember him, email me at Thanks!
Bradshaw, BarneySF31944 – 1946damage controlThis is my father who passed in 1993, but after looking at his Navy pictures recently thought I'd research his ship and would like to hear from anyone who served with him.
Sanford, Joseph A.Shipfitter 2nd Class1944 – Jun 29, 1945RPlank owner. Ships welder
Wooden, Johnunknown1944 –Navigation
Matthews, James I.UNKNOWNFeb 1944 – Feb 1946This is my Grandfather and if anyone has any information about him in the navy it would be well appreciated you can e-mail me at thank you
Sweet, George C.LT. COMDRFeb 19, 1944 – Oct 31, 19451stMy grandfather was a plank owner on the USS Sitkoh Bay. If any of you have memories of LT. Sweet, or just stories about WWII service on board the ship, please let me know. I am also a combat vet. Thanks, gents.
Shatzer, Joseph W. "Shatz"GUNNER'S MATE 3RD CLASSMar 12, 1944 – Nov 5, 19453rdI have a copy of the yearbook for CVE 86, which belonged to my father in law, Joseph W. Shatzer.
Miller, John/JackELECTRICIANS MATE2/C SV6 USNRMar 28, 1944 – Apr 25, 1946My father Jack Miller was a member of the original crew which commissioned the Sitkoh Bay.
Smith, Theodore "Teddy"ETM2cMay 1944 – Mar 11, 1946unknownThis is my grandfather. He served as one of the radiomen on the ship. He is 90 years old and in a Veteran's home now but he still taps out code today. Would love to hear from you.
Webster, MelvinSep 1944 – Mar 1945My Dad served on this ship, he has passed away but the memories are still with us kids.
Jordan, DavidSeaman first classNov 1944 – Mar 1945SMy dad served on Stephen potter and the siko bay during WWII. He was 16 when he enlisted and would go on to serve 27 more years in the army. He served in Korea and 2 tours in Vietnam. He now lives in doniphan mo.
O'Connor, Charles "Sparks"EM3Dec 1944 – May 1946This is my Grandfather - Charles "Sparks" O'Connor. You can email me and I can get you in contact with him if you remember being aboard ship at this time.
Van Erman, DonaldS2C1945 –EMy father was Donald Van Erman. Some might have called him Donnie.He died in 1993. One of the pictures in this book is of my dad.I have a copy of it.If there are any of his shipmates left I would love to hear from u.I was also in the Navy.
Sujka, TedUNKNOWN1945 – 1945unknownI was told my father was on this ship during WWII. He is now deceased.
James, Jesse L.FC11945 –PAMy father, Jesse Lee James, Sr. was on the USS Sitkoh Bay during WWII. He is now deceased but was always proud of his service.
Sampson, HarryF 1/CMar 1945 –This is my dad and I don't have any info except for the dedication in the Bible he carried.
Sanns, DonaldSep 1945 – 1946
Harper, WaltSEAMANOct 1945 – Jul 1946Third

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