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USS Oriskany (CV 34) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Oriskany (CV 34). 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 701 crew members registered for the USS Oriskany (CV 34).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1953 | 1954 – 1959 | 1960 – 1962 | 1963 – 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 – now

Ferguson, DaleE31967 – 1969V2 CATSGreat time ,looking for Karl (Doc) Livingston v2 Div
Christensen, JohnSN1967 – 1969E divisionAfter I left the The Boat, went to Treasure Island for DP school and then onto NAS Kingsville then to COMNAVAIRPAC at North Island. Discharged in 1971.
Jester, StephenPN3Jan 1967 – Oct 1968X The "Mighty O", what a great lady and a fun date, too. My two years as a part of ship's company left me with a lifetime of memories. I miss her and my shipmates.
Morales, BobABE3Jan 1967 – Nov 1968V2Just attended my first reunion in Seattle would love to connect to other V2 's
Walton, DonFireman EM StrikerJan 1967 – Nov 1967E - DivAssigned to Lighting Shop. Carried training over to Elevator Industry. Westinghouse elevators, and escalators on Oriskany. Went to work for Westinghouse elevator when I got out.
Strange, CharlesMM3Jan 1967 – Oct 1970A divisionLooking for J Foster or anyone in my gang during that time. E-Mail
Meggs, MayberryBT-3Jan 10, 1967 – Sep 20, 1970B Division #1 Fire room It was really hot, dirty & greasy job. Think of all old friends good times & bad.
Martin-nez, George. MartyPO 3Jan 15, 1967 – Oct 6, 1970S2MI spent my time aboard the Mighty O with Schultz and Labarron. I found out quick to stay close and obey. Carried me all the way through
Reese, FrankE3Feb 1967 – Aug 1969V2 Hanger, V1 fly3Fond memories of the Mighty "O" a piece of my heart went with her as she went down to her final resting place.
Curnutt, FloydEN3Feb 1967 – Jun 1968A divCaptain's gig engineer
Gehricke, RobertATN2Feb 1967 – May 1970V6/AIMD
Orchard, BruceSNFeb 1, 1967 – Feb 1, 1968S2Proud to serve in S2 division as a cook. I came board while th ship was still in dry dock after the 1966 fire
Lang, DonABE3Feb 18, 1967 – Jan 3, 1971V-2 Division Arresting GearStill remember good times on board.
Williams, Reuben JrPO3Mar 1967 – Dec 10, 1970Aviation Fuels
Barnhart, WilliamFTG-3Mar 1967 – Jun 1969Fox
Bashore, Gilbert (Gil)SH2Apr 1967 – Nov 1970S-3 Offfice/Ship's Store/Barber Shop/etcThe Big 'O', USS Oriskany CVA34, The Mighty 'O'; she was my "Home Away From Home", & what a great home she was!!! We, the crew, took care of her, and she took care of us. Outstanding Liberty Ports and Good Food !!
Skibo, GaryE3BMApr 1967 – Oct 8, 19682ndWould like to hear from anybody to hear from anybody in my div 2nd.. Look some guys but never found them.
Howard, BruceYN3Apr 1, 1967 – Aug 10, 1969FOX
Scheeler, RalphQM3May 1967 – Jan 1969NavigationHard course to port, left full rudder, all ahead two thirds starboard engine, back two thirds port engine....what? Make a left!
Smith, Mike (Smitty)AO3May 1967 – Dec 1970G
Miller, Terrance TcABE3Jun 1, 1967 – Jun 29, 1970V-2 CATSServed with Ron Voss, Kendal,,Taylor etc. WestPac 1967 and 1969. Living in California.
Fath, JohnE3Jun 15, 1967 – Nov 1, 1968In charge of Captain's Gigs. Was there when the US Forestall burned.
Chaney, Robert (Bob)PT2Jun 17, 1967 – Jan 1968VFP 63 Photo IntellLike to hear form anyone who was on the Oriskan with me.
Dixon, LarryDP3Jul 10, 1967 –M
Bryant, WilliamCYN3Aug 15, 1967 – Apr 9, 1969CR Division
Tandy, SteveSM3Oct 1967 – Feb 1971SignalsWould like to here from anyone in signals at that time. looking for Steven A. Wright.It was a true growing up time in my life.
Schureman, JimSNOct 1967 – Dec 19682nd/S4Assigned to 2nd Div in Oct 1967 upon boarding in Yokosuka Japan. Later after arriving back in San Francisco in Feb 1968 for dry dock I was assigned to S4 Div (Disbursing).
Tandy, StephenE4/SM3Oct 13, 1967 – Feb 13, 1971
Martens, Byron (Butch) BuffAO3Oct 19, 1967 – Dec 10, 1970G DIVAOs AND GUNNERS MATES in one space.. CRAZY, HARD WORK (TET OFFENSIVE 15 HOUR DAYS). , FIGHTING, PARTYING, and LEARNING -- WITH SOME GREAT GUYS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. h forward assembly, elevator crew, flight deck cre
Odor, TerrySH3Dec 27, 1967 – Dec 17, 1971S-3It was sad to see her sink
Yarber, WarrenMM3 MM2 MM11968 –m m m
Miller, Harold David "harry Dog"1968 – 1975Harold David Miller 11/20/36 - 10/21/2002, South Carolina. Ret. CPO 1975. My dad passed before I ever asked him about his military career. If anyone has any information or knew him please drop me a line: Thanks.
Rademacker, WayneSM31968 – 1970Signalslooking for old shipmates from the signal bridge
Conn, Alvin (Al)radarman1968 – 1969radarI am creating this in honor of my dad, Alvin Conn, who passed away in 1992. I am trying to find anyone who remembers him and would especially love to find someone that has pictures of him.
Speer, Frank (Indian)HM21968 – 1970H-DivisionBest times of my life were spent on the Big O. You can contact me at
Niehaus, LarryADJAN1968 – 1971V1Tractor driver, to many respots, lot a hours. Got sick in the PI, 45 days in sick bay. Dumped off in Japan, 2 months of IV's - made me pretty! Great guys, great fun, great ship.
Quiter, LloydBM21968 – 19711st Div.I was on location and watched her go down. It was tough to watch but I'm glad I was there.
Kight, JimBT 31968 – 1972B DivisionWorked #4 Fire Room & Oil Shack. Now fully retired, living in East Texas
Sepulveda, John AnthonyAK31968 – 1970S6I was S6 Division. I sleped in every morning. I started of as a fireman E3 until I made airmen E3. I finally made AK3. JUST before our end of duty tour of Vietnam.
Mohney, PaulCS31968 – 1969CommissaryI should have gone for life I still had a lot of growing up to do
Crossley, Charles David (Smiley)ao-31968 – 1972g-div
Shuttleworth, Kenneth " Shud"BM3Jan 1968 – Sep 19711STI Had some great times on the Oriskany. I saw and did more things that I cal even tell. I hated to see the ship sink... But I did get to see" Quiter" one more time
Feher, FlashAC2Jan 10, 1968 – Feb 1971OCWas working in Air Ops when we lost CAG in 1970 in a night ops in Laos. I worked all the Ready Rooms and the illuminated boards. I was working the boards when this happened.
Pfenning, PeterAK4Feb 1968 – Aug 1969Aviation StoresI remember manning the order desk drinking chocolate milk and eating sardines, making the new guys sick.
Hoff, BillEM3Feb 2, 1968 – Sep 6, 1971E-
Getz, JeffABHANFeb 2, 1968 – Mar 13, 1971V-1Yellow Shirt Fly 3
Erb, BillyFMFeb 9, 1968 – Nov 4, 1969This person is a friend of mine. I don't know exact dates but I do know he was at Yankee Station 68/69
Ablanczy, PeteDP3Feb 9, 1968 – Jan 7, 1970S-7Refueled Oriskany from USS Ponchatoula AO-148 just hours before the '66 fire. Steamed with her to render any possible assistance until the fire was under control - sad day! Rode the Mighty O back to WestPac in 1969.
Vietor, BillIC/3Feb 15, 1968 – May 12, 1970ESOME OF THE BEST FRIENDS I EVER HAD. WAS MY TIME IN NAVY.
Quiter, LloydBM2Mar 1968 – Oct 19711stGoing down to watch the Mighty "O" say good-bye. Any other BM out there attending? I've been searching all the Oriskany sites for buddies but not many found.
Bartels, JamesDC2Mar 7, 1968 – Nov 15, 1971RAlive and well in the Cornhusker State...Go Huskers!
Eldridge, RonABF-3Mar 10, 1968 – Aug 25, 1970V-4Proud to have served on the Mighty "O"
Benson, JohnRD2Mar 20, 1968 – Mar 20, 1972OI DivisionLong days at sea gave us plenty of time to transfer music to audio tapes.
Lombardi, JohnBM3Apr 1968 – Mar 19711stanyone serving during that time in first division feel free to contact
Bleakney, Paul (Duck)AMS-3Apr 1968 – Sep 1970IM-2 Air Frame ShopI am looking for the people that I served with
Creasman, Chris "Crease"SM2Apr 1968 – Nov 1971CSGentlemen, those long days and nights on the weather decks of the signal bridge made men out of all of us. How do you tell someone what a typhoon is like that never saw one? It was a hell of ride, wasn't it.
Howard, Gayheart profile iconYN3Apr 1, 1968 – Dec 15, 1971X DivisionOriskany was my home for nearly 4 years. Many fond memories especially the people I met and worked with while aboard. From my early days in Second Division to my final days in the X division in the 3M office.
Chevalier, James/chevyPetty officer 3rd class/BM3 May 7, 1968 – Oct 27, 1970second divisionMighty "O" always great times
Kapr, GeorgeShipfitters Third ClassMay 13, 1968 – Dec 18, 1971RLooking for guys in R Div 68-71 for 2017 reunion or help finding anyone during those years.
Hart, LarryE3 BTJun 30, 1968 – Mar 29, 1970BWould like to hear from some of my old ship mates from B division, fire room no. 4 back here in West by God Virginia.
Kennedy, AlanEM3Jul 22, 1968 – Apr 22, 1970EWork in Lighting Shop and PO in charge of Battery locker
Young, JohnHNAug 1968 – Aug 1969Hospital - MedicalWest Pac cruise 1969, Hawaii, Phillipines, Viet Nam
Noles, SamABE-3Aug 25, 1968 – Jan 17, 1971V-2 CATSGREAT TIME GREAT SHIP
Vinton, JacobANAug 30, 1968 – Jun 1, 1969AIMDStarted life as an AIMD striker on Oriskany, ended Navylife as an ABH-3 on Constellation. Pick up Oriskany in Hunters Point during the end of overhaul. She was still tired.Made sea trails, mess deck and head cleaner before transfer to Constellation.
Potts, JoeSK3Sep 1968 – Jun 1970S-1Worked in SupOff's office. 262-694-7148
Ball, RandyFNSep 1968 – 1971R
Herring, JackSNSep 1, 1968 – Sep 15, 19705 TH GUNNERS MATEGIVE ME A CALL 425 239 8935
Pavlick, PaulAG 2Sep 1, 1968 – Dec 2, 1969OA Divisionjust looking for old buddies. don't need any new ones!
Sarcinelli, MikeSM3Sep 10, 1968 – Jan 5, 1969second
Yarber, WarrenMM3Sep 15, 1968 – Mar 22, 1972m Where are all the snipes from the generator gand and aft engineroom ? Would like to hear from all of you.
Kolojay, DonOct 1968 – Dec 1970Hanger Deck/ Yellow ShirtI am looking for old buddies that served with me aboard the Mighty O. It would be great to hear from you. Also looking for anyone who remebers the accident of 1969.
Richards, Melvin FAOANOct 14, 1968 – Aug 2, 1972GI will not forget the Big O or the frinds that surved on it with me. May God bless you all.
Castelo, ManuelDK3Nov 1968 – May 1972S4Have a lot fun with 3 Westpac cruises 1969-1971!
Ellis, CarlSM-1Nov 1, 1968 – Jan 4, 1972CSWas leading PO CS div. while on board
Lane, ThomasRM3Nov 10, 1968 – Jun 16, 1970CRServed aboard Oriskany 1968-1970 and then transferred at sea to the USS Ranger (CVA-61). Discharged January 21, 1972. Many great friendships made during three deployments in the Tonken Gulf.
Wright, Steven profile iconSM2Nov 17, 1968 – Apr 15, 1971Signal Gang
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Ellis, CarlSM-1Dec 1968 – Jan 1972CSTransferred to fleet reserve from Oriskany, went on to a new career in law enforcement, Idaho & Nevada, retiring for good 1993, currently living in the Boise, Id. area, would like to hear from anyone serving CS div during this time period..

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