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USS Kearsarge (CV 33) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Kearsarge (CV 33). 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 511 crew members registered for the USS Kearsarge (CV 33).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1947 | 1948 – 1953 | 1954 – 1957 | 1958 – 1959 | 1960 – 1962 | 1963 – 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 – now

Black, StephenETN 3Aug 13, 1667 – Aug 23, 1969OE
Norton, RogerSEAMAN APPRENTICE1942 – 1947(Writing on behalf of my father)Our family would like any info from fellow crewmembers who knew our father who passed away in 1969. Pictures would also be great as we have very little info about his navy career. Eddie Coffey was one of his friends
Albano, JosephA2 S2 S1 COX, AND HIGHEST RANK AS COXSWAINApr 8, 1943 – Nov 11, 1946I am writing this on behalf of my father who passed away in 1981. He always talked of some fond and some not so fond memories of the Kearsarge. Would appreciate any info on a picture I have of my dad and two other sailors in a bar in Morocco.
Nadrasik, Arthur (Art) profile iconPO 31944 – 1948SHIPS SERVICE & SHIPS BOXING TEAM2013 Art is still active, & would like to hear from any crewmen that new him. After discharge he spent time building Jeeps. Art married had 6 children & 10grch 4ggrch. He went to school and became a TV & radio repairman
Ralph, FrankRD11945 – 1947I (Radar)Wonderful duty. If I was not getting discharged, I would have shipped over and stayed on the Kearsarge
Kidd, McDonaldCV 331945 – 1947 am entering this for my father McDonald Kidd who passed away in 1986. Kimberly Ketcher (Kidd)
Glenn, BillyAMM 2C1945 – 1945CASU-22
Gordon, Irvin "Red"CPO/DK1945 – 1947DispersingThis is made on behalf of my father who served on the original crew of CVS-33. My father passed away in 1997. He was proud to have on that crew. My brother later served on the sister ship CVS-34 during Vietnam.
Ott, EugeneEnginers Mate1945 –unknownPassed away Was a plank owner
Gallagher, JohnSeaman First Class1945 – Jun 8, 1946unknownEntered in honor of the service of my Dad now deceased. Plank owner. Proud Veteran. Patriotic American. I was the happy recipient of many a Navy tale especially of the USS Kearsarge.
Heckenlively, ClarenceGUNNY3CJan 10, 1945 – Jun 6, 1946GUNNERYi was aboard while she was still in dry dock in New Jearsy and we scraped and painted the bottom. then took on our ordenance.Then on to Guantonamo Bay Cuba, for a six month shake down. I was discharged about a month later.
Manley Jr., John PaulEnsign JGFeb 1945 – Jun 1946Fire Control/ Bomb DisposalThis is for my father who is deceased. He was a plank owner, and told stories about the first cruise to Havanna with a smoke bomb going off while he was Officer of the Watch and the TP catching fire. Was there an Ensiign Benson?
Yorio, FrancisSeaman First ClassMar 1945 – Jul 1946Radar Operator
Todd, EdwardABMay 1945 – Jun 1946I'm entering this for my father, recently deceased. He always looked back on his days on the Kearsarge with a smile.
Wade, JackAIRMAN FIRST CLASSNov 1945 – Nov 1947Flight DeckWore a yellow shirt and was a director and spotter. Anyone I worked with, would like to hear from you.
Bolsky, NormanRMSR / SEAMAN 2ND CLASS1946 – 1946Radio Operator
Bendewald, OttoGUNNERS MATE 5 INCH GUN1946 –Served as gunners mate on sea trials and first cruise.
Brogan, Arnold H.Ensign1946 – 1947unknownIn honor of my father who was a Plank Owner on the USS Kearsarge and passed away June 8, 2010.
Devito, CharlesS11946 – 1948VA3A
Due, Elmer / ChrisEnsign1946 – 1946i don' t knowI am posting for my father who passed away in2003. He loved the Navy and flying. He made a controlled ditching in a Curtiss Helldiver Sb2c. His gunner was A.C.Wise. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers.
Presley, CurtisQM31946 – Feb 1948NavigationWent on an Annapolis midshipman to England-Scotla nd-Sweden-Denmark. Qualified night landings in Greenl and. Sea station,bridge. Captain McKenna and Captain Leseaure.
Blankenhorn, ThomasBOS\'N MATE 3RD CLASSJan 1946 – Nov 19482ND
Saxby, Robert H.FC1Jan 1, 1946 – Jun 30, 1950FOXAssigned to Pre-Comm crew in January 1946 as a Seaman Second Class. Left ship as a Firecontrolman First Class after de-commisioning at PSNS in June 1950. My first and best loved ship!
Kline, WallyMM3CFeb 2, 1946 – Oct 1946MThe ship was built in the Brooklyn navy yard. We lived in an apartment building on Flatbush Ave, which was taken over by the navy, getting some training during the day untill commissioning Feb 2,1946. I recently purchased a plank.
Weinrib, StanASMar 1946 – Jun 1946AIRCRAFT MECH SPECIALIST
White, Gordon profile iconseaman first class / qm strikerMar 1946 – Aug 1946N DiviaionThe Kearsarge was the second ship I served on after being a member of the crew of the USS West Point, AP23 , our largest troop transport during WWII
Sann, GeorgeFIREMAN FIRST CLASSMar 2, 1946 –I was on the commissioning crew. It was a good experience and I felt proud to be on the commissioning crew.
Wojtkowiak, NorbertF2CMar 3, 1946 –1RecThis entry is for my father, he passed away in 1993... i am doing this in his honor
Pierce, WilliamSEAMAN1Mar 11, 1946 – Feb 16, 19494thplank owner-gun captain quad forty portside best crew ever-best time of my young life
Veltri, LouisSTORE KEEPERJun 30, 1946 – Nov 29, 1947SuppliesSpent most of the time on the East coast on the Kearsarge
Hall, Richard "Dick"SEAMAN 1ST CLASS1947 – 1950Fire control (gunner's mate)Entering this on behalf of my granfather who passed away 11 Aug. 2006. Not sure of the exact dates. Would like to hear from any shipmates who remember him. -Rachel Blackwood
Coates, BoydEnsign?1947 – 19482ndEntering this for my father, Boyd Ulysses Coates, Jr. He outlined his Naval career, applying for VA benefits for his ears/hearing. Assigned to USS Kearsarge (CV33) April or May 1947.
Wielkie, Herbert RoyRD3Apr 15, 1947 – Mar 31, 1950OCame aboard when she was in the Brooklyn Navy yard stayed aboard till discharged in 1950.Great ship.
Owens, EdgarHM3Jun 1947 – Dec 1947Sick BayI am making this entry for my Grandfather. Am intrested in any other Corpsman and medical staff who served with him to drop a line.
Erwin, Robert (Bob) profile iconYNT2ndJun 1947 – Nov 4, 1949GunneryI made the Med cruise on the "Big K" and was eventually promoted to Yeoman Typist 2nd. I left the Kearsarge just as she was headed to the Pacific. I was in charge of the Gunnery Office and The First Lieutenant's Office.
Wainscott, HoraceF1CJul 19, 1947 – Jun 7, 1950FiremanLooking for shipmates. Please email. In Brooklyn, Providence, Norfolk, & Bremerton WA Shipyards. Part of decommissioning crew.
Caparelliotis, CappySeaman 1st classSep 1, 1947 – May 31, 1948Cv-33Drowned on failed launch uss kearsarge cv-33 may 311948
Troxell, George W.MM3Oct 17, 1947 – Jun 18, 1950MWorked in #2 Engine Room Represented Engineering dept. on Ships Recreational Committee
Long, Joseph E.SK3Nov 17, 1947 – Jun 23, 1950SupplyCame aboard as a Boilerman apprentice. Hated it. Got a job in the Supply office and stayed there 3 years. Should have made a career of the Navy.
Ellwood, GeorgeQMSNDec 1947 – Aug 1948NavigationWhen the ship was anchored in Hampton Roads channel, Virginia on the eve of getting underway for the Mediterrean Sea, I was the quartermaster of the watch on the quarterdeck that night 33 personnel drowned .

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