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USS Boxer (CV 21) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Boxer (CV 21). 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 76 crew members registered for the USS Boxer (CV 21).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Mashaw, Joe Earlmm1Jan 1, 1942 – Jul 5, 1945engine roomlooking for info on my father who served as a mm1 on the uss boxer around 1945 i think. i am not exactly sure when he served on the boxer, he just told me stories about it.
Hitzeman, Robert W.1944 – 1946
Franco, VincentPetty Officer 2nd Class, Electrician's Mate1944 – 1946Engineering
Jagoe, WilliamDec 1, 1944 – Dec 25, 1949Dad was a plank holder, commissioning crew in 1944 - served as aviation metalsmith, also galley. After navy, became NCPD (NY) detective. Still going strong at 87 yrs, would love to heard from shipmates. email at wejagoe@yahoo.com
Delevante, KennethYNS2C1945 – 1947VBF-19 VF-20Aplank member - great ship
Heine, Robert Lee ( Bob)1945 –My Father served on the Boxer in wwll during pacific campaign all I know of him was he was on squadrens for PBY F4-U and B-24 tail gunner, He passed away oct 12 2006 of alzhimers if anyone knew him contact me I want to know more
Fish, CharlesRM21945 –Radio gangI was a radio man 2nd class in the Admirals Flag; Admiral Bogan.
Brady, Michael E.1945 –My father was a plank holder. I believe he was a welder. Use to tell us about his trip through the Panama Cannal and later to the far east. Passed in 1979. Had 12 childern (7 of us became Marines) mpbrady30@aol.com
Hughes, Paul A.Lt(jg)1945 – 1946V4My grandfather was a plankholder. He died in 1999.
Denega, JohnARM3C,AS,S2C,S1CJan 1, 1945 – Jun 18, 1946vbf/93
Petersen, JosephS1Jan 4, 1945 – Apr 25, 1946NAMy father passed away in 2004. Would love to know more about the service of the USS Boxer and it's crew from 1945-1946
Smith, Guy Joeens.Feb 1945 – Apr 1946air group 93my dad, guy joe smith, flew f4u-4 corsairs with vbf-93 during boxer's first cruise 1945-46.
Pethan, Robert N.AMMH1cApr 16, 1945 – Sep 22, 1945Unit 23Dad was a plank holder, served as aviation hydraulic specialist. He was part of the first crew to take the Boxer out on its shake down cruse and through the Panama Canal. Mom married Dad before the Boxer sailed. Dad died 1989; Mom and all 6 of his childr
Ackerman, HarryI-ST CLASS /AMJun 4, 1945 – Feb 6, 1946FIGHTER BOMBER SQUADRON VBF/93LOOKING FOR OTHER SQUADRON BUDIES AT THE SAME TIME
Gallegos, MiterioAMM2Jul 1945 – Jan 1946My father passed away in January of 2003 and was very proud of his service in the US Navy. The USS Boxer was the only aircraft carrier he served aboard and he often talked of Tsingtao, China when the Boxer was the flagship of TF77.
Bauder, BillS1C (AOM) (CA)Nov 15, 1945 – Jun 23, 1946V1 Flight DeckI worked the flight deck and drove the crash tractor, spotted planes and worked the catapult. I also drove the Staff Duty Jeep and filled in for aircrewmen.
Moorehead, Luther W. (Wes)S1CApr 14, 1946 – Dec 10, 19471st Division GunneryBoarded ship in Guam and discharged at Alameda, Naval Air Station, California.
Spence, ElbertE-3 SEAMAN1947 – 1951My father was stationed in the Phillipines and Honolulu. He lettered in track and the University of Texas and became an architect in Forth Worth. My father died last year. Please email me at andy.spence@cushwake.com if you knew him.
Hutto, EdwardSeamanJan 1947 – Mar 1949Radioman
Bright, LaweranceV4=GJan 28, 1947 – Oct 1, 1947V4-G
Blackburn, Homer EarlCS31948 – Jun 21, 1951My grandfather was a cook on the boxer He was in a accident on leave in the jeep he was in. I know that it was rearended blew up and the others with him status are unknown to us. He died in the hosp. days later from burn injuries. any imfo?
Lawson, George W.PFC/SGTOct 18, 1948 – Jun 6, 1951Gunnery (Marine Detachment)My first cruise out of boot camp. Skippers Orderly to three skippers (Teller,Moss,Briggs). Opn Blue Nose 1949, Opn Miki 1949, Far East Cruise 1950. Inchon Landing, Formosa Straits . Left Ship in Yokuska. Returned to States on Bataan.
Harmon, JohnMM2Jan 1949 – Oct 1952M
Watson, Robert (Buddy)EMDec 1949 – Aug 1951Electric ShopMy grandfather served aboard the the Boxer for 2 of her Korea deployments. He has talked fondly of his experience every since I can remember. If any of you remember him, email me, I'm sure he'd love to her from ya.
Farrell, VincentAN1950 – 1950VF-23
Wilterding, Bill (Ashton)CAPT1950 –MY FATHER HAS PASSED SOME YEARS AGO, BUT OFTEN TALKED ABOUT BEING IN THE KOREAN WAR ON THIS SHIP. WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT KNEW OUR DAD? .........DON WILTERDING
Moses, Kenneth1950 – 1953Deceased--My Dad used to tell me lots of stories of your voyages it was the best time of his life, he loved his ship and shipmates
Glover, James1950 – 1950
Hyde, Joseph (Joe)Airman 1st ClassSep 20, 1950 – Mar 1953o1 Division
Fletch, Eldon (Tony)1951 – 1954
Baker, BillSN1951 – 19551ST TO ATHLETICI ORGANIZED ATHLETIC FORUMS AND WAS THE MIDDLEWEIGHT BOXING CHAMPION OF OUR FLEET. I WAS CAUGHT BELOW DECK DURING THE FIRE IN 8/52, AND BY THE GRACE OF GOD SOMEONE FOUND ME AND MY SHIPMATES AND GOT US TO SAFETY.
Garcia, ErnestRD31951 – 1954Operations IntelligenceMy dad is looking for any radarmen from this period, Korean conflict?
Heald, H. DouglasPetty Officer1951 – 1954VC-35 squadron (Airplane Mechanic)I am doing this, not my Dad. My Dad is still alive, but never talks about his time on the U.S.S. Boxer. He lost a good friend (Bill Fredette) in the hangar fire. He and others were trapped below and had to make their way out. (Peg Smith)
Blakesley, JohnTEM2Jan 21, 1951 – Apr 20, 1952OR
Teal, Earl LeslieAOANFeb 1951 – Oct 1951My name is Vicky, I am entering this information for my dad. He was in the Navy from Nov 1950 to Oct 1954, stationed in San Diego. We have great memories of him. He died in May 1990.
Christopher, Bobby (Chris)Mar 1951 – 1953
Toler, JackLTMar 17, 1951 – Sep 30, 1951VF-721, VC-61
Leong, VictorAT3Dec 1951 – Jan 1953V-4Great Shipmates
Flinders, RonaldSA1952 – 1952S2
Barham, GeneFR1952 – 1953B
Lanch, ArvelleYNTSNJan 9, 1952 – Dec 4, 1953O-A
Denney, DonaldsnFeb 1952 – Dec 1953ship serviceTransfered from uss boxer cv21a to Kodiak,Alaska,discharged Oct. 1955,Now Retired, living in Palm Springs Ca. aera.
Coppney, William (Bill)Aug 1952 –Dad Passed away about 12 years ago. He often spoke of his time on the Boxer. He was in the hanger area when she caught fire. I would love to hear from anyone who knew Dad.
Kepler, VernonBM3Sep 8, 1952 – Jun 1, 19554TH DIVISIONANYONE THAT WAS IN THE 4TH DIVISION 1952 T0 1955
Brown, JimMM2Nov 1, 1952 – Jun 1, 1955M Forward Engine Room

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