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USS Leyte (CV 32) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Leyte (CV 32). 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 140 crew members registered for the USS Leyte (CV 32).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1949 | 1950 – 1952 | 1953 – 1957 | 1958 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Stein, StanleyAIRMAN0000 – Jul 6, 1956AIR GROUPHAD A GREAT TIME SERVING ON HER
Dachisen, AndyAMM3Apr 11, 1944 – Dec 1, 1947Air GroupI am Entering this for my Grandfather Andrew J. Dachisen, who served aboard the USS Leyte as an AMM3, and was in Navy service from April 1944, to December 1947. He was very proud of his service, and is now deceased.
Hammam, EliasElectrician's Mate First classJun 19, 1944 –E division
Beal, Sheldon3RD CLASS PETTY OFFICER - PHOTOGRAPHY - AIR UNIT1945 – 1947Aerial Photography - Air Unit
Moore, HaroldETM2cFeb 1945 – Apr 1946unknownI am entering this for my father. He helped install the RADAR equipment on the USS Leyte prior to it's commissioning in April 1946
Brown, Clifton RayS 1 C AIRCREWFeb 1, 1945 – May 1, 1946AirPlank Owner
Bass, DavidARM2CJul 21, 1945 – Jul 21, 1946shakedown cruise through Panama Canal to Chili, Peru,
sullivan, bernard {little sully}BOATSWAIN1946 – 1948some of my best years where spent on the leyte.
Brown, Buster BillyCHPCLK1946 – 1957SupplyI wanted to know if there was anybody that remembered my dad. He was in in charge of the galley on the USS Leyte cv32. I am looking for any information at all.
Sault, MiltonunkJan 1, 1946 – Jan 1, 1950unkMilton Sault, deceased Filed by daughter
Devore, Dean DevoreS 2Mar 10, 1946 – Jul 10, 1946QuartermastersMember of original crew; present at the commissioning. Have certificate and stamped ash tray. Parents attended the commissioning in New Port News, VA. My general quarters station was in Steering Aft over the top of the rudder.
Ernest Farmer, ErnieMM2Apr 1946 – Sep 1949B
Stetson, William I.BUCK PRIVATEApr 6, 1946 – Jul 16, 1948Engine Room
Dymek, EdwardCORPORALApr 10, 1946 – Apr 1948Marine DetachmentPlank owner. Member of Leyte Assoc. Of 59 at Commissioning, we can only muster 6. We visited14 countries and rode out too many hurricanes. A lot of memories, good and bad, a lot of faces that you can no longer see. God bless and Semper Fi
Kropkowski, Casimir(joe)CPLApr 10, 1946 – Aug 12, 1948Marine DetachmentSome of the best years of my life. I enjoy being active in the Leyte Association and sharing sea stories with old friends.
Chekan, PaulS1Apr 10, 1946 – Mar 8, 1948Two trips to the Med, visited many ports. Two good years in the US Navy.
Santare, CharliePfcApr 10, 1946 – Mar 1948Marine DetachmentA great educational and entertaining two years. Made many friends and visited many countries. Had opportunity to have Papal audience. In the 60+ yrs since leaving have run into many of the old crew. Semper Fi.
Morin, GerardS1CMay 1946 – Jan 1947
Chekan, PaulS1Oct 1946 – Mar 1948Two great years aboard the Leyte. Two trips to the Med.
Ford, James ( Jim )S1/C AMMNov 1946 – Dec 1947AirAfter AMM A School, NATTC Memphis, joined Sqd. VA7A in 46. Was plane Capt. of L3, a SB2C. Pilot was Ensg. Flowers. Joined the ship just after it's Shake down cruise. Made on trip to Carrabian, and several into the Med. in 1947.
Fust, Arthur3rd Class One StripeNov 1946 – Apr 1950ROGood stories and lots of memories! Hope to hear from one of the crew.
Folsom, BobAIRMANFeb 4, 1947 – Apr 14, 1948V-5I enjoyed my time aboard the U.S.S. Leyte
Jordan, RobertSN First ClassMar 1947 – Feb 1950S3
Hooten, JimFIRST CLASS FIREMANApr 1947 – Feb 1950R3021896!! Anybody out there that remembers me look me up.
Bacon, RaymondQuartermaster 3cNov 6, 1947 – Jan 9, 1953I Division
Svagdys, PaulHA1 to HM2Dec 1947 – Jan 1950HLEYTE was my first sea duty. There were four other ships during my career. I retired as LT in 1970.
Matthews, DavidFIRE CONTROLMar 1948 – Jan 1950Fox
Hall, Ernestcannot rememberMar 21, 1948 – Mar 3, 1952Port Catapult Crew
Ingram, HowardAA?Apr 2, 1948 – 1950?I am looking for information about my grandfather. He has passed away and I would like to learn more about his time of service. Any information would be great! Thanks
Klase, CharlesBT3Aug 1, 1948 – Apr 7, 1952
Wilder, JohnBT 2Aug 7, 1948 – Feb 11, 1952
Czarny, JohnMM1CDec 29, 1948 – May 18, 1953MGood old Underway Saturday and Sunday!Remember Ship Mascot(dog)called BeNo? Never forget the sunrise/sunset GQ when off Korean Coast.
Jewell, James/jimmyE3/MMJan 1, 1949 –
Fletcher, JerryRMSNMay 16, 1949 – Apr 22, 1950ORWent aboard just out of Radio school, had a great Med cruise
Garner, WilliamAM2Jun 1949 – Aug 1953SquadronLive in Maryland now, looking for old buddies to reminisce with. Especially those who survived the hydraulics fire. 410-535-4804
John, Fadool--blackyS1CJun 5, 1949 – Jun 8, 19511st---4thLots of Memories
Anderson, Raymond/andyIC1Jun 9, 1949 – Jan 20, 1955EEnjoying retirement in Mass with my wife Shirley @ 61 West St Millville, Ma 01529
Ryan, John A.YN2Aug 16, 1949 – Aug 24, 1951X, ORThanks for the memories LEYTE
Freeman, Van LABANSep 6, 1949 – Feb 1, 1950V-1Had a rewarding cruise to the Med. and while there the Soviet's exploded their 1st Atom Bomb. Feb 2 I was transfered to the US Naval Academy.
Robinson, JosephEMFASep 6, 1949 – Jan 25, 1950E divisionProud to have served his country on the USS Leyte
Stapleton, James RayA B 3. V 1 div - flite-deckDec 1949 – Oct 16, 1953V 1 Div. flite-deckIs anyone around that would have know me during those years aboard the USS Leyte? I was known as Jim.

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