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USS Wasp (CV 18) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Wasp (CV 18). 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 485 crew members registered for the USS Wasp (CV 18).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1944 | 1945 – 1952 | 1953 – 1957 | 1958 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 1963 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 | 1969 – 1970 | 1971 – now

Clifford, CarmenSN1966 – 1966NavRe-inlisted for 2 years in January. Was sent to the wasp in Boston. Spent only a couple months on it, then was shipped to Virginia aboard the new Carrier J F Kennedy precom unit.
Seibold, Vincent F.AK11966 – 1967S-6Two Geminia pick-ups, visit to New Orleans, home port Boston
Wright, William WeeRM31966 – 1968CRPlayed 3B on wasp fastpitch team,one of five mount vernon n.y. guy's on ship.many good times on Wasp.
Ciesialka, JenniferMM1966 –USS WASPI am writing for my father, William J. Ousley, he was a MM2 job code 4294/000 class R on the USS WASP in 1966. He recently passed away with Mesothelioma. If you served with him, please contact me. Thank you
Rowe, JimsnJan 1966 – Jun 1966medical
Rowe, JimE3Jan 1966 – Jun 1966SickbayI was on the Wasp only 6 months awaiting "A" school in Pensacola, Florida. While on board the Wasp picked up Gemini 9 astronauts. I was assinged to sickbay. Got to meet the two astronauts. Great day!!
Gleason, ChuckE 5Jan 1966 – Apr 1970W
Brandon, MikeE-5 Photographers MateJan 5, 1966 – Apr 6, 1968OPGreat crew in the photo lab-Tad, Duane, David,Wayne,Harry,our celeberty Manny Milan. Great Memories-Gemini,oiler collision,THE STORM, Wasp was a great ship.
William, RizzoAK 3Jan 9, 1966 – Aug 3, 1969S-6I was aboard WASP for 3 MED cruises enjoyed them all.If JOE GENTILE reads this get in touch with me we were together on the Holland cruise.My e mail is
McDonald, RobertHM2Feb 1, 1966 – Jan 1, 1967H division
Waldron, WalterABH3Feb 8, 1966 – Mar 7, 1967V1Great ship lots of friends love Boston live in Rochester NY
Davis Jr, Bunker profile iconRM3Feb 12, 1966 – Jul 11, 1969CR DivisionAt sea I was in Radio 9 or my rack. In port I tried the 1st bar on the left. I enjoyed chasing bogies under the Ice Cap, whether a Russian or USO. Why didn't We get a Blue Nose certificate? God speed USS WASP LHD-1!
Keaveny, Eugene -ginoSFP2Mar 13, 1966 – Oct 3, 1969R-divisionI ran the import and at sea fire parties I was the OSL that took the NO.4 JP5 boiler room fire, on JAN. 6 1969 OUR FIRE DRILLS PAID OFF .WE were suppose to get underway 0700 but got delayed a few hours, GREAT SHIP.
Bizzle, BizE3May 6, 1966 – Sep 11, 1969B #4 FireroomCan't remember everything good I'd like to, Can't forget the bad. I remember twenty hour work days in a 140 to160 degree boilerroom.I remember not seeing daylight for months at a time.But,it made me stronger in the long run.Also,I miss
Jimenez, Roland (Jose)CYN3Jun 1966 – Jun 1968CR DivisionPlayed CF on the Championship Team with buddies Greenberg, Wright, Kerby, Ironside, Weaver & Wilder. Danced every night at the EM Club when in port. Great parties at my pad while assigned at Army Base during dry dock.
Grove, JohnE4 GMGJun 16, 1966 – Jun 16, 19685thLooking for 5th division ship mates. Retired as GMGC in 1993 stayed in reserves after leaving the Wasp. GO NAVY.
Piatek, Eugene (Gene)PN3Jul 1966 – Jul 1968X DivisionWorked in Personnel Office handling requests for, among other things, Hardship and Humanitarian transfers.
Kimbrough, TrumanPN3Aug 15, 1966 – Jul 5, 1968XI served as a Personnelman in the Personnel Office. During my tenure, we sailed to New York, Nova Scotia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, Bermuda, and attended the 1967 Mardi Gras. We also picked up Gemini 12.
Yackel, KennethsnSep 1966 – Sep 1968fox and g div
McQuaid, ArtSK3Sep 5, 1966 – Aug 14, 1968S-1Best Friends; Fred D'Aquila, Jerry Allen, Jim Tonkin
Dano, FredABH3Sep 24, 1966 – Aug 23, 1967V 1Two Geminia pick-ups, visit to New Orleans, home port Boston yellow shirt flight deck
O'Rear, William (Willie)E-3Sep 30, 1966 – Mar 25, 1970S-6Work as an aviation storekeeper with a lot of great guys. Wish to look them up and perhaps meet in Boston for a fun weekend. The Wasp was my home for four years, Boston then in RI.
Plummer, JoeAK2Nov 1966 – Sep 1969S 6
Detwiler, TerryE-3Nov 15, 1966 – Aug 1, 19685TH
Bergmann, JohnHN1967 – 1969H
Sander, Vernon TimMM21967 – Dec 11, 1970A
Detwiler, Terry1967 – 1969I'm adding for my father - I know he would love to hear from old shipmates. He ofter speaks fondly of his time in the service, shipmates, and playing for the Wasp football team.
Fine, StuartPH31967 – 1969operations
Gruis, Gregg profile iconE31967 – 1967BoatswainRemember when we collided with the tanker in carribean? Spent week making it sea worthy and then to NYC for repairs, Bomb scare by demonstrators
O'Brien, Jr (Jim)RD21967 – 1969OII had more fun in Boston and didn't much care for Quonset Point. I remember all the great places we visited and the great guys we sailed with.
Gradisher, BobRM21967 – 1969CREnjoyed my tour on the Wasp. Retired in '82 as a Chief Radioman.
Fijalkowski, Paul (Skiboo)GMG3/21967 – Nov 19695 th
Salisbury, JohnBM21967 – 1971LPO 4th Division
Gardner, DannyMM2Jan 1967 – Jun 1970MThree years in the aft engine room. Started as an FA, sewed on MM2 with a year left. Cruised to No.Atlantic, Med, Carribean, and Gulf of Mexico from homeports of So. Boston and Quonset Pt. RI. Still in touch with D.Riggio in pittsburgh, PA.
Putzer, GregRM3Jan 1967 – Mar 1968communications (radio)I was on board during the collision with an oiler. We then went to Puerto Rico for repairs. Also went to Virgin Islands for their centennial. I was also there during a very boring yard period.
Manues, JtDS1Jan 1, 1967 – Jan 15, 1969ODCame aboard Jan '67 with the new ASWC&CS system. My first Chief was DSC Crutchfield. Made one North Atlantic Cruise in '68. Served with some of the best DS' onboard the Wasp.
Ironside, DonYN3Mar 1967 – Sep 1968X Legal OfficeLots of Fun Playing on the WASP Softball Team and Partying withe the "Famous CR Division" Kerby, Wee etc. Love to hear from you.
Carr, HowardEM3Mar 1967 – Dec 1968E DivisionGreat time on Wasp, met some great friends and saw a lot of ports, here and abroad. Definitely liked watching planes and copters taking off and landing. North Atlantic was cold in the winter.
Herold, HugoABF3Mar 22, 1967 – Apr 15, 1970V4I was assigned as a Gasoline pumproom operator until I made E/4. Then I was the below decks jet fuel petty officer. After leaving the ship I became a New York City firefighter, I retired from the FDNY in March of 2000
Malafeew, ValETR2Apr 1967 – Jan 1968OEBoston
Chick, WayneHM3May 1967 – Sep 1968MedicalI was assigned to the Wasp after X-ray School at Chelsea and was the ship's X-ray Tech.
Mechler, RonaldRM3Jun 1967 – Oct 1969CR
McCool, CharlieABE 2Jul 1, 1967 – Oct 10, 1970V-2
McCool, Charlie profile iconABE 2Jul 1, 1967 – Oct 1971V-2
Wendel, JohnCYN3Jul 1, 1967 – Aug 31, 1968CRWasp was in dry dock at the South Annex. I was assigned to the Fargo Building where the communication were being handled. Then we did a shakedown cruise to GITMO where I had just spent a year prior to the Wasp.
Bangsund, PaulABM 3Aug 1967 – Jul 1971V1
Salisbury, JohnBM2Aug 2, 1967 – 19714thThis was a great ship
Crissman, EugeneABE2Aug 3, 1967 – Oct 5, 1972V-2I worked in the starboard catapult and on the flight deck.Hooking up the planes to the catapult on the flight deck. Catapult operator in the starboard catapult.
Davidson, Pete Aka 'Blue'CYN3Aug 25, 1967 – Sep 9, 1970CR-Comunnications/RadioStarted in Dry-Dock Boston, Many Cruises, Many Friends. Ended in Quonset Point. The best of times, good and bad. I should have stayed in.
Brooks, BenETR3Sep 1967 – Aug 1968OEBoston, ORI in GITMO, Bermuda, Ft. Lauderdale. The Hillbilly Ranch "Bubby" Bowen's ET Gang
Dozier, William (Bill)QM2Sep 1967 – Jan 1969ComCarDiv 14Although I was actually assigned to ComCarDiv 14 (Admiral's staff), Wasp was the division flagship during the time of my assignment. Was home ported in Boston when I reported aboard with it being moved to Quonset Point.
Snapp, KennethSNSep 27, 1967 – May 22, 19681stGood experience but wanted to get into communications.
Shaw, Robert profile iconEN3Oct 1, 1967 – Sep 1, 1969A DIESELSMy tour consisted of Artic circle, Europe and the Med. we worked on all diesels, all liberty boats,life boats,forward and rear emergency power, and emergency water pumps for the fire main.we picked up one Gemini capsule.Engineer for Admirals barge.
Beeman, Lawrence [larry]PR3Dec 1967 –AirCame aboard Wasp from A school, dry docked in Boston. Did a NATO/Med cruise . Transferred to VF-31 in Oceana Va. did two more cruises aboard Saratoga. Worked with Ted Weeks, Terry Long .
Kilgore, RichardRM2Dec 30, 1967 – Jan 3, 1968CRGot to go on 2 cruises to Europe and that finished up seeing most of Europe, I got and early out In September of 1969 to go to college. I went thru several jobs and worked on security at Nuclear Power Plant.

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