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USS Aeolus (ARC 3) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Aeolus (ARC 3). 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 153 crew members registered for the USS Aeolus (ARC 3).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1967 | 1968 – 1970 | 1971 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Spooner, TrumanLIEUT1918 –
Neugebauer, WaltMachinist MateJun 12, 1953 – Jun 29, 1958UnkownMachinist Mate Walter Neugebauer, who I believe served on the USS Aeolus during the Korean War, died on November 20, 2009. I write this note on his behalf, as he loved his time on his ship with his friends.
Blair, Billy Joeunknown1954 – 1956unknownMy dad died july 21, 1992. He often spoke of the time he served and of the men he served with. He had great memories of both.
Luttrell, Robert J.MM3Jan 27, 1955 – Jan 26, 1957engine roomPlankowner, Comm crew left Baltimore, MD May 14,1955. I enjoyed my time on the ship- met many guys that I will always remember - stayed in touch with many.So glad we now have reunions. Ended my tour Treasure Island, CA
Kipp, RonaldBM2Feb 1955 – Jan 1957DeckLoved every minute of my tour. Wish I had stayed in. A great ship, great crew. Lots of hard work. Plankowner!
Turnbaugh, Gerald (Jerry)FMFeb 7, 1955 – Apr 15, 1956Good old days, wish I could relive them.
Hall, FredQMQ2Mar 13, 1955 – Dec 1957OperationsI was part of the commissioning crew and thus can be called a "plank Owner. It was a great ship although I didn't always realize it when I served on it.
Bourgeois, GeneRM3Mar 14, 1955 –PLANK OWNER. COMMISSIONED THE SHIP OUT OF BALTIMORE. ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE AND THE PEOPLE. GREAT SHIP..
Dotson, JerrySNMay 1955 – Feb 1956Cable SplicerAs bad as my memory is I'll never forget Barbados.
Levert, WilliamMR1May 1, 1955 – Oct 1, 1955AI did not stay on long, I was put in the Hospital and never returned to ther ship.
Charles (Chuck) Walter Trapp, 16 Bethel CourtBT3, PLANK OWNERMay 15, 1955 – Mar 31, 1957BT-3On July 29, 1988, the USS Aeolus was sunk off NC coast. She now serves as a fish habitat reef, and many divers explore her ruins. USS Aeolus Shipmates: www.ussaeolus.com (DECEASED: 09FEB35 KY- 07APR08 SC) by Reba Trapp
Kelso Jr., Charles (Chuck)RMSNFeb 7, 1956 – Jul 24, 1958OPERATIONSIT WAS A GREAT SHIP FOR DUTY AND IF I WAS THE RIGHT AGE I WOULD DO IT AGAIN
Wallin, James (Tex)EM3Dec 30, 1956 – May 27, 1960ElectrialSome great times and met a lot of wonderful people and am still enjoying them.
Wheeler, Ronald (Doc)HM1May 1, 1957 – Jan 1958Operations
Poldrack, ClydeI.C.1May 23, 1957 – Feb 27, 1959E divThis was most enjoyable duty. Most all petty officers had their own stateroom. The chow was excellent. The Camaraderie among the crew, irregardless of rank or division was at its best. Friend were easily made.
Hufman, RonaldQM-31958 – 1961Navigation / CommunicationsI spent 22 yrs in the Navy, most of them on Nuclear Submarines, But the best surface duty I had was on board the Aeolus stationed in Tresure Is. CA then moved to Portsmouth, N.H. excelent duty and very fine shipmates
Erickson, Ronald (Erick)ET2Oct 1958 – Dec 22, 1959OperationsOne of those 'love it/hate it' situations. loved the duty, food, going through the Canal, etc but about died as only ET on board for ~ a year, when rated ETC, ET1, and 3 or 4 more. Amount of hi tech gear, critical needs, almost did me i
Handy, Robert (Bob)EM1959 – 1960ElectricalMy first ship (of three). Enjoyed my stay, especially liberty in Ft. Lauderdale.
Johnson, CarrollCS31959 – 1961Cook
Nidek, MichaelCS31959 – 1963supplyI went back to Portsmouth acouple of years ago, and boy how it has changed. I think of my shipmates often, and I wish you all truckloads of good fortune.
Aitkens, PeterBT3Jan 15, 1959 – Aug 2, 1960SNIP GOOD DUTY Really enjoyed the trips to bermuda we had an excellant crew
Rutledge, Jules "Joe" HenryBT2Jul 1959 – Apr 1963USN
Ferguson, JohnEM-3Sep 1959 – Jul 1962E...
Curry, PaulE-4Oct 1, 1959 – Sep 20, 1961RadiomanJust seeing if I can come across anyone I served with.
Jarvis, MichaelSNOct 17, 1959 – May 15, 1960DeckSee www.ussaeolus.com and join the USSAeolus Assn.
Adams, RobertCS3Dec 1959 – Aug 1963supplyThat was a good time of my life on board with Mike N. ,Terry Q, & others during that period.
Stroface, SamuelPN3May 15, 1960 – May 15, 1962operations
Vorraro, RalphMMFNMay 19, 1960 – Apr 19, 1963EngineeringWill never forget that collision in frisco. Great times in Alaska. Great times in the Azores. Wonderful times in Ft Lauderdale. Great times in Bermuda. Lookin for any old crewmates. Hey Fuzzy you out there?
Wallace, DickSNOct 1960 – Jul 1963deckgood ship,crew and memorys!
Plimpton, Ronrmsn1961 – Dec 15, 1964radiowe went everywhere --drank lots--had a ball
Stroface, SamuelPN3Mar 1961 – Apr 1963
Peckham, Fred "Peck"BT1May 1961 – 1964"M''Great ship. The best of my 5. Had a 2 man stateroom with a port hole shared with EM1 Gordon Gerry. Thats living for a P.O. Retired in 74. Still miss it.
Lawson, CraigEM3Aug 20, 1961 – Feb 27, 1964EGreat memories, especially the collision and the time in Alaska. Also the trips to Bermuda, Bahamas, Ft. Lauderdale - the warm places, and the DC generator "blowing up" just before arrival in Guantanamo.
Baird, Arthur/artIC2Sep 29, 1961 – Apr 9, 1966elect.
Wenzelow, BobRM21962 – 1963OperationsMade Alaska cruise. We had collision with super tanker entering San Fran. bay. Anyone remember?
Hansen, JohnDC3Jan 4, 1962 – May 13, 1965R DIVI WORK IN CARPENTER SHOP
Prokop, Eugene (Gene)MR3Feb 1962 – Oct 1964AuxillaryGreat tour. Fond memories of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Bermuda and most of all the crew.
D'angelica, TedSNApr 17, 1962 – Feb 14, 1964DECKI keep thinking about that "Storm of the Century" off Astoria, OR. I was at the helm for 6 1/2 hours. Captain was on the bridge and told me I was on my own; steered no course.
Locktosh, MikeE2=E6Sep 22, 1962 – Aug 1967E-Div
Arnold, Charles profile iconETN2Oct 1962 – Jun 1964Operations/OEVA has updtd list of USN ships exposed to Agent Orange! AEOLUS not in list. ARC-3 lifted brls of A-Orange to 'Nam in 1963. POOW was to report any leaking brls to Watch Officer! (ETR2 Mathis was ETSN in those days)
Gosselin, PaulSHIPFITTER 1CLASSDec 4, 1962 – Dec 20, 1963reported to aeolus while in oregon, served one year and transfered to uss essex cvs-9, was in charge of the pipe shop, have good memories of the ship,proud to have been aboard,

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