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USS Princeton (CV 37) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Princeton (CV 37). 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 107 crew members registered for the USS Princeton (CV 37).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1955 | 1956 – 1965 | 1966 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Luscz, StanleyCPO1939 – 1945ENTERED BY HIS SON DAVID LUSCZ, ALL INFO MAY NOT BE ACCURATE. SERVED UNDER BULL HALSEY.
Colvin, Richard (Pete)1944 – 1945
Collar, Roger1945 –
Golec, JohnMachinist Mate 1st1945 – 1946UnknownPosted by son John Golec Jr. Dad has many exciting and wonderful stories about tour of duty with Navy and the Princeton. I have his dress blues and whites and "P" coat today, Dad is healthy and happy at 82
Montague, Newland (Monty)e11945 – 1946Landing CablesEntered by grandson. He pulled the final set of cables if the planes missed the 1st ones. He passed on 11/12/97
Normand, Aime FrenchySeaman 1st class1945 – 1946Plane Director
Horwitz, JerryS 1/c1945 – 19462nd Div, & S1I was a plank owner
Edwards, BobbiePetty Officer First Class1945 – 1952?Entered by his son. Don't know if anyone might have known my father. He has passed couple years back. He spoke highly of his service time on the USS Princeton and the good people served with. Thank you for your service!
Graham, RobertGunnery Mate 1st ClassApr 8, 1945 – May 31, 1946UMy grandfather served on the USS Princeton. This posting is in his memory. 11-05-09
Schickel, JackAMM3CNov 1945 – Jun 1946I was the deck crewman for F4U fighter bomber 37 in Air Group 37 onboard the Princeton CV37. We were on the shakedown cruise in the Carribean whe we ran aground in Havana Harbor.
Schickel, JackAMM3C1946 – Mar 1946I was deck creman for F4U fighter bomber #37 in Air Group 37 on CV37. I was on the shakedown cruise in the Carribean when we ran aground in Havana Harbor.
Trocki, @BT21946 – 1948
Nobles, Theodore (Ted Or Shorty)MT1946 – 1951RThis is Ted's daughter, I don't know specifics of his enlistment, I was born in 1946 and I have a photo of my mom and dad on board the ship...and she's pregnant with me. He could have enlisted in 1945.
Wheatley, DonABM3Oct 1, 1946 – Aug 1, 1949Deck
Stone, BobbySep 1949 – 1950
Neal, Harold Evans1950 –
Hinkle, ElvinRDM2Jan 1, 1950 – Nov 1, 1950ORI enjoyed my tour of duty on the Princeton
Savage, JohnBMB3Apr 29, 1950 – Sep 29, 19511st and 5thLife boad restocking, mailman for division son's email address)
Strimling, StanleyLTJG ( DC)Aug 1, 1950 – Aug 30, 1951D - Dental
Duran, Bonifacio P. (Boni)ADANSep 4, 1950 – 1953vAssigned to the Princeton after '"A" School (millington Tenn)Transfered to fighter Squaron 193 ;1951
Bishop, BobbyRM3Sep 15, 1950 – Mar 20, 1954OR (Radio)Served aboard the Sweet (P) from September 1950 until seperation from service in March 1954.I am retired in NM.
English, Addison R.Lt.Nov 9, 1950 – May 29, 1951VC-35VC-35 VAN 3 Night Hecklers. Bombed Hwachon Dam with VA-195 and Metzner & Clapp. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross. Died 29 Jul 96. entered by his son. See VC-35 website http://www.vc-35andvaaw-35.org/index.html
Roberts, WayneSNAug 1951 – 1953ORI was a SN Radioman in the OR division.
Sexton, BillabanNov 2, 1951 – Mar 1954v3g/v7Most remembered years of my 22 years in the Navy.I have served on many carriers and many squadrons, But the Sweet pea is my only real memories.
Schreiber, RobertMACHINEST MATE 31952 – 1956astayed off shore. sent fighter planes to korea.
Jeffries, MartinAO21952 – 1953VA 195
Lilienthal, MerleSeaman 2nd class1952 – 1954V2I served with my brother Jack Liliental and we were both in Catapult.
Burns, DavidAOANMar 15, 1952 – Jun 1, 1954V-6 Avaition OrdnanceAt the time I reported aboard I believe that I was the youngset Sailor aboard. I was 15 Years old. My Brother John Burns also served aboard as a deck ape!
Avery, MelvinLTJGMar 21, 1952 – Nov 3, 1952VAN Team 13, "E" VA-195A member of combined squadron VC-35, VAN team 13 consisted of 6 officers and 35 enlisted men. They flew AD-4N on "Night Heckler" missions. My father is alive and well at 87 years young and still attends squadron and carrier reunions.
White, Ralph "Whitey"SNSep 1952 – Aug 1955Personnel
Hill, PaulYNSNOct 22, 1952 – Jan 1, 1955xdivision
Luchsinger, Dan / Danny / LuckySEAMAN 1ST CLASSJan 1953 – Nov 19532ND GUNNERY / BRIDGE HELMI SERVED ABOARD THE PRINCETON ON HER LAST WARTIME TOUR ENDING IN 1953. I JOINED THE 37 AT ALAMEDA AND SAILED TO HAWAII IN FEBURARY WHERE WE DID SHAKEDOWN. I WAS VERY FORTUNATE, AS A SEAMAN, TO WORK IN THE CHIEF'S QUARTERS WHERE THE GRUB
Richards, RossABANJan 1, 1953 – Jun 1, 1954V-3Lots of good good times.
Holmes, BufordAM/ANJan 1, 1953 – Aug 18, 1953VF153looking for: anyone that knew me from ship, CE or CA Anderson, Chief Tanner, or anyone that knew them, Info. on Carbon Tetrocloride used on ship. Call Buford Holmes @ (405) 818-5428
Randall, RobertMy dad was in the V1 air divisionNov 1953 – 1954V1 air divisionI'm entering this info on behalf of my dad, Robert Randall
Burns, John ESNNov 17, 1953 – Apr 26, 19571ST DECK APESERVED ON BOARD MY WHOLE ENLISTMENT WAS HELMSMAN,TRAINER IN 5 INCH FORWARD GUN MOUNT,
Fresh, BobIC3May 1954 – Nov 7, 1956E DivisionAm trying to locate two buddies that I served with. Marvin G. Shuey and Walter Stene .Also to let anyone know that might be interested there is now available at some hobby shops. a model of the Princeton CVS 37,
Driver, Elvis D.AD-3Sep 5, 1954 – Oct 15, 1954Ship's Company Air Operations
Medosch, Johnab3May 1955 – Dec 1957v-1after the princeton i was stationed at both main side corpus christie texas and cabbinas field corpus christi
Moore, Billa/nOct 8, 1955 – Jul 25, 1958v3
Hart, NormPNSNNov 1955 – May 1956XPersonnel office and JX phone talker
Sams, GeorgeactrnNov 1955 – Oct 1957v6I worked in the Air Department Administration office when not in flight quarters, when in flight quarters I was in Primary Flight control with Commander McEnery and Commander Kuenzer.
Walder, ClarenceAirmanDec 1955 –Air DepartmentThis is on behalf of my Dad Clarence Walder. He's looking for C. H. Randall and Freddy Alan. Far East Tour Jan 56 to Aug 56. Princeton CVS-37 If anyone knows of them please contact Clarence Walder. Thanks

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