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USS Shangri-La (CV 38) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Shangri-La (CV 38). 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 669 crew members registered for the USS Shangri-La (CV 38).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1944 | 1945 – 1954 | 1955 – 1957 | 1958 – 1959 | 1960 – 1961 | 1962 – 1963 | 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 – now

Gapinski, Roger "ski"HM-31970 – 1970VA-12 & MedicalWhat an experience!
Greene, RalphAN1970 – 1971OCFor someone who was somewhat dumb and naive but a hard worker with a little bit of smarts and a little bit of Christian influence, the Shang was one hell of a good ride. I wish I still had the faith. It kept me out of trouble.
Arrison, JohnABH31970 – Dec 17, 1970Flight Deck FLY 1today's date/ 8/1/19. Need "proof" we were in Da Nang harbor. VA says Shang wasn't listed on list of ships inside that 12 mile limit. I recall mountain to north of harbor being barren. We know what that meant.
Harrell, JamesLT1970 – 1971HInteresting cruise
Reutlinger, JerryATR-3Jan 1970 – Dec 1970VAW-121In charge of Navigation, Radar, Communications, and Tach-AN Systems
Thorpe, DanPN3Jan 1970 – Dec 1970VAW 121
Walters, LannieABH-2Jan 1970 – 1971V1Fly 3
Olson, RobbAE2Jan 1970 – Dec 1970VAW-121Yankee Station - Round the World
Johnson, LarryAC2Jan 1970 – Jan 1971Operations (OC)Worked in Air Operations office for CDR. Mark Perrault, then LCDR Ralph Hastings.
Richardson, TommyE2Jan 1, 1970 – Sep 23, 1970Gunner's mateIf anyone served during this time and has a crew book, please e-mail my daughter at
Townsend, DannyASM3Jan 1, 1970 – Nov 29, 1970VF-162Thanks to Mark OConnell fer sending me the VF162 pictures from the 70 westpac cruise book .
Knotts, JohnAn/AO3Jan 1, 1970 – Jul 1971V-1 Fly 3Made last West-Pac (Vietnam Cruise) stayed with ship untill decommissioned in Boston July 1971. Flight Deck crew V-1 Fly - 3. This cruise was an around the World Cruise. Became a "Shellback. Lot's of hours on flightdeck
Siple, JamesFN E-3Jan 1, 1970 – Dec 18, 1970AOn board in 1970. Assigned to the Air Compressor Gang in Aft and Forward Auxiliary. HP Air supported Flight Deck Arresting Gear. Looking forward to the 2018 Reunion.
Voos, CharlesFeb 1970 – Jul 1971Served in number three fireroom. Would love to hear from other BT's
Reynolds, LarryE-3Feb 1970 – Jun 1, 1971BT
Wilkins, GregFeb 1970 – Jan 1971VF-162
Kelley, PaulDP2Feb 1970 – Jun 1972S-7The Shang suffered many mechanical indignities having missed one overhaul and due another when she deployed. However the ship and crew completed their mission successfully and we can take pride in that accomplishment.
Welch, Robert (Bob)ETR2Feb 1970 – Dec 1970OEWorked in electronics all my life. Great experience.
Davenport, LeeABE3Feb 4, 1970 – Sep 28, 1971V-2Arresting Gear Crew during the final cruise to Viet Nam before de-commissioning. What a great ship!
Dewey, DanielAO-3Feb 10, 1970 – Jun 10, 1971G Great experience, Looking for anyone that served on the water production crew.
Savage, Earl "Savo"AC2Mar 1970 – Dec 1970OCMade WESPAC/Viet Nam/Round the World (the last) cruise before the Shang was decommissioned, Royal Shellback, looking to connect with other AC's and buddies from VA-12
Talley, ChrisRM3Mar 1970 – Jun 10, 1971communicationserved as radio one supervisor. was part of decom crew lot of good memories with friends.
Meeks, Jesse (Jay)RM2Mar 2, 1970 – Jul 27, 1971CRMade WestPac Cruise as Radio 1 Supervisor. Was part of the team that decommissioned the Shang.
Jacob, Don (Jake)AMS3Mar 2, 1970 – Dec 17, 1970VA-172
Jacob, Don (Jake)AMS3Mar 2, 1970 – Dec 17, 1970VA-172
Jacob, Don (Jake)AMS3Mar 2, 1970 – Dec 17, 1970VA-172
Jacob, Don (Jake)AMS3Mar 2, 1970 – Dec 17, 1970VA-172
Jacob, Don (Jake)AMS3Mar 2, 1970 – Dec 17, 1970VA-172
Loya, Jose (Joe)ATN 2Mar 5, 1970 – Dec 12, 1970VA 152Looking for old squadron/ship mates.
Larsen (Sotak), Michel Or MickAMS 2Mar 24, 1970 – Dec 17, 19701970Looking for any VA !72 Members USS Shangri la. I would love to get with Don Jake Jacobs. Good friend from the Squadron Airframes shop. Westpac 1970 Mike Larsen (Sotak) 253 604 4731
Newbegin, RichardLTJGApr 1970 –TDYTraining for Naval Special Warfare Team
Rosamond, William/billAZ3Apr 21, 1970 – Apr 1, 1971AVIATION MAINTENANCE ADMIN.
Mercer, RichardABH-2May 1970 – Apr 10, 1971Crash and SalvageFlight Deck MB-5 Crash Truck Driver
Beck, DavidRM3Jun 1970 – Jul 1971CR
Albin, JerryE2Jun 1970 – 19713rd divisionrequest pictures of da-nang harbor if any one have any. please send to like to say hi to all my ship mates in 3rd division.
Halfhill, HalfhitchAMHANJul 1, 1970 – Jan 31, 1971VA 172VA 172 some the best I could have ever got to know and served with! I would like to know what happened to all of you! I have a picture of some and Have a pic of Lt Sue Wilson from the NOTO cruise!
Cacchiotti, Cacche3Jul 18, 1970 – Aug 18, 1971v3 div had a lot of good times a lot of great guys lost a few good men just thinking of the past what we all went through for our great country. my son is making a caree out of the navy has over 12 years in proud of him.
Sorrell, CharlesSNJul 18, 1970 – Jul 30, 1971S3I look back on my time aboard the ship and all the ports we visited and wish I could do it again. Of course I was young then. I was lucky to be where I was, there were a lot of guys my age dying for their country.
Steward, ThomasFN1971 – 1971FiremanNeed verification that crew was allowed to go on shore at Subic Bay, PI from 1969-1971
McDougall, Gordon profile iconHM1Jun 1971 – Aug 1972HHM1 Retired as LCDR MSC
Baumgardner, DavidHTE3Dec 1977 – Aug 10, 1981R

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