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USS Bennington (CV 20) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Bennington (CV 20). 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 176 crew members registered for the USS Bennington (CV 20).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1956 | 1957 – 1961 | 1962 – 1965 | 1966 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Sharratt, John A.?1940 –?On 12-7-1941 John/Dad was on a Navy ship that was was coming around Cape Horn of South America heading to Pearl Harbor. When the report of Pearl Harbor came in they had to turn around. What was the name of his Ship?
Jackeon, Teresachief petty officer?1941 – 1945electricianI am looking for electricians from WWII on the Bennington, my grandfather Charles Hutti was an electrician and I need some information.
Green, Earl William1944 – 1945Looking for information and crew on Bennington CV20 1944-45. My father is still alive and I am trying to get infomation for him.
Sabo, AlWT21944 – 1946DON'T KNOW BOILER ROOM #4MY UNCLE AL WAS A PLANK OWNER, NO EMAIL CAN CONTACT THROUGH ME.
Muse, James ESEAMAN FIRST CLASS1944 – 1946fifth
Reimer, NormanUnknown1944 – 1947unknownNormn worked in the boiler room. Entered by his son, Steven Bruce Reimer (1948).
Lowney, Richard VincentSeaman First Class1944 – 1946Armed GuardMy dad served on this ship. I have entered this information on his behalf.
Briscoe, PaulMM2/CMay 1944 – Apr 1946Engineering
Champagne, Raymond LQM2Jul 1944 – Sep 1946 TG 58.1 out of Ulithi Atoll Naval baseEntering my Dad who is a plank owner of the USS Bennington ( CV- 20) . He was proud to have served aboard her and spoke often in his later years of how proud he was of his service to his country.He passed 07/15/ 2015.
Simone, AnthonyAM3Aug 1944 – Dec 1945V2SI was part of the crew that commissioned the ship and served aboard her through the end of WW Ii.
Cosbie, Richardlt.jgAug 1944 – Feb 1945VT-82
Jenkins, MaynardS2cAug 20, 1944 – Jun 1, 1946V6-SVThis is my father looking for any photos or information from his time on board the Uss Bennington.
West, John (Jack)FIREMAN FIRST CLASSSep 1944 – Feb 1946water tender
Nichols, RonELECTRICAN PO3Oct 1944 – Sep 1945
Petralba, James S (Pete)TNApr 15, 1948 – Jul 15, 1949deckI reported aboard when she was berthed in Newport News, VA in a decommission status but with a skeleton crew. On the otherside of the pier was berthed the Lake Champlain. I requested and granted submarine school and was then transferred
Mitchell, Richard (Dick)AE2Aug 1950 – Jun 1954?Was aboard during the explosion. Living in Wisconsin. Will be 91 years old in December 2019. Would love to hear from ship mates or their families!
Lackey, BillyFM EM3Jan 4, 1951 – Nov 24, 1954I helped commision CVA20 in NY and went on shakedown and thur two explosions.I was in fire room #2 on first explosion,and in living compartment on second.Helped thur second. Stationed at Oceana Va,when it was NAAS.later to NAS
Winn, Norman (Early)BT21952 – 1954BContact Norman Winn Box 24 ollie Iowa 5257 E-Mail jono@iowatelecom.net
Neely, Robert (Bob)Airman (AT)Sep 1952 – Mar 1953V4i live near Memphis, TN. Looking for information about former shipmates.
Miller, JerryFASep 1952 – Sep 1953ElectricalI remember gathering in our GQ statation lighted only dimly lit and smelling all the smoke. I remember I volunteered to go down several decks to carry out some bodies and had a hard time breathng with the air mask.
Hodgson, LouisBT 2Sep 20, 1952 – May 24, 1954B
Galler, RudolphAIRMANOct 1952 – May 1954FLIGHT DECKI WAS THE DECK EDGE [#2] ELEVATOR OPERATER ON THE FLIGHT DECK.
Ray, JoeBOILERMAN1953 –
Gunderson, AlfredMay 1, 1953 – Dec 15, 1954V1Was aboard during the catapult explosion on May 26, 1954. Received Secretary of Navy Commendation
Groby, Robert3rd Class Petty OfficerJun 1953 – Jun 1956RD III OI DivisionThis is about my father who served his entire Navy career on the USS Bennington. Do not know what my father's rank was, I have a picture of my father with 1 chevron on his sleeve with an eagle on his left sleeve.
Brann, Kenneth (Kenny)SN-11954 – 1955PERSONNELJust wanted to see if any of my ole buddies are still around, and wanted to know the status of my old ship, as I heard it was going to be sold to Kuwait. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Capt. W.F.Raborn was my skipper at this time.
Barbaro, MichaelAOAN1954 – 1955V-6I was aboard the 1954 explosion. Keep in touch now through USS Bennington organization
Whitney, Roger (Whit)E-3?1954 –cv20 Radio
Trockel, Clement J.AB3May 1954 – Sep 1955V-2 Catapults and Arresting Gear
Laurita, RalphLI2Oct 1954 – Oct 10, 1956XWorked in Print shop. Would love to hear from Bill White, Gerald Boswell, Francis Fricks, Lee Record.
Lewis, DaveETNSNOct 1954 – Oct 1957OECame abroad while in the Brooklyn Navyyard undergoing repairs, angled deck & enclosed bow.Would like to hear from any former shipmates from OE Div.
Bellor, JerryQM31955 – 1959NAVMy dad served on this ship in the 50's. I have entered this info on his behalf.
Calavan, DonHM31955 – 1956H Div
Leistman, Maurice /moeMM2Jan 1955 – Nov 1959A WOW !! What an experiance rounding Cape Horn and then Crossing the Equator all in the same year,as a Polywog I think that my rear end is still numb. Though I did get to return the fun a couple of more times before retiring.
Lagda, Licerio C., LeeTN, USNJan 1955 – Nov 1956S-5Big Benn was my first ship. She was on drydock in Brooklyn when I first boarded her. I was transferred in Nov 1956 to attend Corps School. I retired as a Master Chief Hospital Corpsman in 1982.
Shelton, Sammiepn3Jan 11, 1955 – Jan 9, 1959personnel office,,,nas corpus christi texaslooking for anyone who was attached to vf 13 cecil field florida,55-58,,,,or personnel office nas corpis christi texas 58-59
Cieri, AnthonyME2Jan 25, 1955 – Apr 1957RThis is for my father Anthony J. Cieri, Jr. The Bennington was his first carrier and was always his favorite. I remember going aboard when I was a boy. My Dad passed May 1977, after 30 years of Naval Service. Robert M. Cieri
Rice, JimAB-3May 20, 1955 – Mar 1956V-2Hook runner, arresting gear engine room 1 & 2 my first duty station out of boot camp. I was a 19 year old 3 class. Lots of good friends.
Sabiniano, Diego BTNSep 12, 1955 – Mar 27, 1957S-5My first ship on board a GREAT SHIP.. Proud to have served on board. And served with great many sailors... Long Live Shipmates!!!!!!!!
Hendrickson, WalterE31956 – 1957Carrier Division 2As a young recruit from a small town in Massachusetts, it was my honor to serve on this ship. I loved every minute of my time on board.
Goss, LarryANAug 1956 – May 1957VF174I was very proud to serve
Ballinger, EdwardAug 18, 1956 – Jun 18, 1961V-3Hanger deck, tow bar, and aircraft elevator operator. Injured and transferred to Oak Knowl Hospital. Volunteered for duty with M.S.T.S. [65-66] Served a year in and around Viet Nam.drove rocket dragster aligned with Navy recruiting, D.C

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