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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 – 1974 | 1975 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Lindauer, DennyAN1974 – Jun 1976AIMD IM5was on final cruise - boarded 74 while in dry dock at Long Beach -discharged june 76 - decommissining crew . want to hear from former shipmates
Bolander, DavidAO-31974 – 1975ANY G-DIVISION GUYS STILL AROUND?
Alex, MichaelMM21974 – 1976A Conditioning & RefrigerationMember of the last WestPac Cruise and started the decommissioning.
Turner, EdPN21974 –X DivisionTerminated shore duty in Fallon, Nv. Met the O'boat in Alameda after it's return from WestPac. Went down to Long Beach Naval Shipyard for drydock then back to Alameda.
Laughlin, Sa ABHAA1974 – 1975V1Crashcrew and salvage. Looking for anyone from that div. Went aboard when they got back from westpac at Alameda,then went to drydock in long beach,then kitty crude to Hawaii and back then I mustered out on hardship disch
Jeffrey, Scott profile iconMM/1974 – 1976B / Aft AuxiliaryGood memories of the Mighty O. 2 WestPac tours. I worked on the flash evaporator systems. I was lucky to be a part of the decommissioning crew in Bremerton. Sad to retire the lady, but her outcome as a reef was good.
Chastain, James MM31974 – Sep 30, 1976maft engine room thru d com.
Nelson, RandyMM31974 – 1974MAssigned to After Engineroom, left Oriskany for Nuclear Power School
Hardman, RandyAE3Jan 1974 – Jun 1976Aviation Electrican ShopJoined the Oriskany Crew in Phillipines on next to last cruise. Was on the last cruise and decommisioning team. Was assigned to Mirmar NAB tru March 1977.
Mata, Robert R.ABH3Jan 1, 1974 – Aug 30, 1976V3
Jacobs, Robert "Jake"ABE3Jan 20, 1974 – Sep 1976V2 catshad a blast with all the guys Eilert{learch} swisher, bell, lawson, harrison,miller,penn, to many names to mention.remember when we were leaving subic to go back to the states when stuart fell off the boat @ midnight.
Burgos, MiguelANJan 22, 1974 – Sep 24, 1976I WORKED IN V5 DIV PRIMARY TALKING TO OTHERS IN A HEAD PHONE FOR THE BIG AND LIL BOSS SO THEY CAN RUN THE FLIGHT DECK FROM A LOOKING TOWER ABOVE PLAT AND LENS. A VERY EXCITING JOB TO SAY THE LEAST NOT TO MENTION THE MISCHIEF US YOUNG SAILORS GOT INTO
Robinson, JeffLTFeb 5, 1974 – Feb 5, 1976X
Ward, Craigabh-3Feb 8, 1974 – Oct 28, 1976hanger deck V-3
Reiswig, CraigDP3Mar 1974 – 1976S-7Flew to Subic to pick it up towards the end of the 73-74 WestPac Cruise. Was part of the decommissioning crew in 76. Looking for any old DP's that were on board during this time.
Boren, Max profile iconPN2Mar 22, 1974 – 1976X PersonnelLooking for Rick Hobart, Gordon Brewer, Terry Wilson, Jay Patterson and Harry Trumble
Dousharm, DarylRM3Apr 1, 1974 – Jun 6, 1975CommunicationsLooking for old boot camp buddy and shipmate on the Oriskany. He was known as Ray Lawson-full name Donald Ray Lawson from Lancaster Calif. He was a deck ape from 73-75. If anyone knows of him email me. Thanks.
Cordes, KevinAO2May 1974 – May 1977va-215the best crew EVER
West, Mike (Smokehouse)E-3-2-1May 24, 1974 – Apr 11, 1975boiler roomLong Beach was fun chipping boiler casings sure sucked, they were changing O from diesel to navy distillate- I came on with Cheesman - Kuhles - Bettes - Knapp I wish I would have made the WP 11 report chits ACED that
Cool, Richard A.E-3May 30, 1974 – Apr 9, 1975Weapons. Fox divsion
McLeod, David "Big Mac"E3 GMGJun 1974 – Sep 19765th weaponsWould love to talk to any of the guys from the 5th Div..looking for Frank Buldrahn, Coss, Permberton..You guys around??my email is themcleods2@yahoo.com long live the Mighty O, may she rest in peace...
Cox, Robert profile iconGMT2Jun 1974 – Mar 1975WWas DCPO most of my time in W Div. Eventually made CPO in Sept 1983 and retired 9/31/1988. Went to work for Los Alamos National Laboratory and retired from there 4/5/2012. Living the GOOD LIFE now.
Davidson, JoelEnsignJun 1974 – Mar 1975XI had the best Chief on the ship working with me. As a newly minted Ensign, PNC Thompson looked out for me and helped me find my way. I've never forgotten how smart and kind this man was.
O'Brian, JerryOSCJun 1974 – May 1976OISpent almost two years aboard Oriskany. Was aboard for her last cruise. Met some great people while aboard. Best CPO Mess I every belonged too.
Stein, KurtHT3Jul 1974 – Jul 1976R
Roach, EricPR3Jul 1974 – 1975VF-191Looking for other squadron and IM2 Parachute Riggers..
Nugent, BillE3Jul 15, 1974 – Jul 15, 1975Hanger Deck ControlLooking to hear from any one during this period or from my buddies in this division
Meredith, JamesANAug 1974 – Jul 1975AIMDStarted out Jet shop moved to GSE love it had some of the best times used to sit on catwalk under flight deck with my buds ,my 8 track player and some jack from home watching flight ops miss the mighty O
Schroeder, KarlRM3Aug 14, 1974 – Sep 20, 1975communicationsIonboard before going into drydock in Long Beach, CA. made last westpac and served during decommisioning, last of production division before she was towed to Bremerton for mothball. Anyone remember Gary Larson,Randy Bledsoe, John hemmings?
Royster, Edgar /heavye-3Sep 1974 – Jun 19762do any one remeber daryl jones who was killed, by being blowed off haggar bay by a jet being worked on. he was airman. do any one remeber vietnam. please email me. orcall 919 943 1479
Wood, Jim/woodyabe-3Sep 1974 – 1976v-2 &v-5what a crazy time in v-2 division. ran with some good guys. jake, chops, koontz, ken swisher. if anyone sees this get a hold of me, hogman95@wowway.com. jim wood/woody
Scott, Michael (Scooter)ABE3Sep 9, 1974 – Feb 28, 1976V-2 DivisionArresting Gear Crew. Looking for any old shipmates who might remember me. Worked for Chief Zimmerman.
Gurnak, DavidGMGSNSep 13, 1974 – Sep 29, 19765 THHave not talked to any one from the Oriskany 5TH Div. for 33 years! Any one come up with Asbestosis? It must of been from working below decks in the magazines; all that grinding! Any one know of any one or info? VA denied my first claim!
Quejado, Apolonio Jr ("Quejay")SKSNSep 19, 1974 – Dec 1976S-1on board the mighty "O" in 74 under Lt John Beckett S1 Div. until her decommissioning in 76. I remember Joe F, Higley, Smith, Palma, Dionisio, Corpuz, Abelar, Cervantes, Avinion, etc.
Sunada, Warren / Pat profile iconE2/AMSep 21, 1974 – Mar 3, 1976V3/4Just turned 18 wanted to see da world, "ride the waves n see the world " said mom! O was in drydock Long Beach Airman e2 div v3? We were aresting gear crew, I was Yellow shirt. Wild tyme!
Carnemolla, Anthony. (Mickey)E2 AASep 25, 1974 – Jun 16, 1976V1 divisionHad a blast doing stuff i shouldn't on the "O Boat", and never got caught ! Good memories from long ago.
Erhart, Wayne (Aka:stretch)AO3Oct 1974 – Oct 1976G Division Flight Deck Bomb Farm
Mesa, DavidSNOct 1, 1974 – Oct 1, 1977XURGENT! Do you remember Larry Risher, Mark Wilson, James Farmer, Sean Money, Jose Dominguez, or Rick Wilson - X Div. SN? Please contact me at 415-646-7163. Ask for David... need to contact these guys ASAP!
Hobson, BrendaRMSNNov 10, 1974 – Aug 10, 1976communicationsI made some good friends on the Mighty O. Rico Ronald Woodson, Greg was from Reno Nevada, Dill was kind of tall and slim. I met Donald Harding. I saw her in Corpus before she was sunk on CNN and is giving life to the SEA
Holmes, Ron profile iconBT3Nov 16, 1974 – May 14, 1976BShip was in dry-dock in Long Beach Nov 1974 - assigned to Fireroom 3 – under BT1st Class Conley & later BT1st Class Kennedy- last cruise-Lots of hard work, good friends & times.
Watts, JimmyHTFNNov 27, 1974 – Sep 12, 1974Came aboard in longbeach Ca.Ship in dry Dock.Moved to home port Alameda,Made last West-Pac.With The MIGHTY-O,and returned back for Decommissioning Left in Sept for new duty station USS-ORION AS-18 Charleston,SC, It Was a Great Honor .

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