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USS Lake Champlain (CV 39) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CV 39). 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 214 crew members registered for the USS Lake Champlain (CV 39).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – 1957 | 1958 – 1960 | 1961 – 1963 | 1964 – now

Mason, Clifford E.PETTY OFFICER THIRD CLASS1953 – 1957FirstIn Memory of Clifford E. Mason
Robbins, William "Bill"GM31953 – 1954F DivisionIn memory of our father, who passed away 11.27.2007. Dad served aboard The Champ during the Korean War, as a Gunners Mate. He was seriously injured when a cable broke and struck several men; hitting Dad in the knee.
Elder, DanBM31953 – 19557th
Myers, Bobgm sn1953 – 1955deckCapt. Flatley maybe, Was Boatswain Mate then Gunnersmate #1 Motor launch Letter of Commendation during snow storm in Mediterranean. Friend, Rolland Mays
Van Nevel, Robert (Van)BT1Feb 1953 – 1956B DivThis is for my father who served aboard the Champ from 1953-1956. He's hoping to locate other fellow former shipmates. Especially looking for Thomas J. Murphy who served with him.
Van Nevel, Robert (Van)BT1Feb 1953 – 1956B DivisionThis is for my father who is looking to contact former shipmates. Especially looking for Thomas J. Murphy or anyone who may have stayed in contact with him.
Zachary, Jimmy / "Bud"AO3Apr 26, 1953 – Dec 4, 1953VF 62This was my dad, who died in 1984. I'm just trying to make some connections.
Woodworth, RexPetty officerApr 26, 1953 – Dec 4, 1953O-RI am the son of Rex Woodworth and do not know much of his time in the USN
Schumacher, Ralph C. SchumacherAIRMANJun 8, 1953 – Oct 11, 1953(Tad) Helicopter squadron oneI was a member of the nine member crew of Helicopter squadron one doing temporary duty aboard the Lake Champlain for the express purpose of air-sea rescue operations as sorties were launched and retrieved during ops off Korean coast.
Duke, DavidAM31954 – 1955cag 8Member of detachment of vc62. Med cruise
McCoy, Claude J. (Mac)P01 (MM)1954 – 1958M Division
Whitney, ChesterYN3Jan 1954 – Aug 1955OAAir Intelligence office. LCDR Raymond Hooper, Air Intell Officer
Culver, Robert O.Electrician mate 2nd classMay 1954 – Sep 1956Carrier
Hatton, Donaldab 2Aug 1954 – 1956v3Nickname tex
Pocreva Jr, John J profile iconMU2Sep 17, 1954 – May 15, 1956Band (X division)I was a member of the 0f the USS Lake Champlain Band from September of 1954 to April or May of 1956. I made two cruises to the Med. I have been retired since 1993.
Talarczyk, KarlPO11955 – 1959Arresting Gear / Catapult"THE CHAMP" This Entry was made for my Big Brother who has since gone West. He took with him all of his exciting stories (that still live on) while serving aboard "The Champ."
Kern, JerryAO31955 – 1956V3O
Flanagan, NedAB3Jan 1955 – Jul 1956Air OpsHappy I got to see all the ports that I did, that I could ill afford to pay for now. Anybody who remembers me , I was in Aviation Gas, and can contact me.
Keels, StephenFIREMANMar 1955 – Sep 1956A Division
Steckman, RaymondTE/RM1Apr 1955 – Jul 1956OREnjoyed the duty and work on the Lake. Learned a lot of great things to enhance my career. Retired in 1983 as RMCM. Employed as CIVSERVIC 1984-2007. Now definitely RETIRED!
Kenley, Henry "Bud"AB3 / E-4Apr 1, 1955 – Aug 1, 1958V-1
Hagar, LowellAIRMANApr 5, 1955 – Nov 10, 1957V-3SURE MISS THE CHAMP
Lafrance, WilliamMM3Jun 15, 1955 – Sep 28, 1957M Division
Moore, WilliamBT3Sep 9, 1955 – May 11, 1958
Melvin, BurtonairmanOct 1955 – 1957v 3
Kraus, William (Bill)DAMAGE CONTROL1956 – 1957This is for my brother who has passed away. I can still remember his stories of the ship and his tours to the Med. Thanks bro for the memories.
Elam, TerryAIRMAN1956 – 1958vr-3
Osborne, DodgeRM21956 –OREnjoyed time aboard also my duties. Was very happy to serve with my young brother , Taylor. He re-enlisted and retired after 20, was on 4 other ships after the CHAMP,
Merriman, EugeneBM1Mar 30, 1956 – May 1959unknThis is for my father, who proudly served in USN for 20yrs begining before Pearl Harbor in 39, and was at the start at Pearl Harbor on Dec 7th 1941. I'm not sure what his duties were here, but he was proud of her.
Osborne, DodgeRM 2Apr 15, 1956 – Sep 9, 1959ORWas Aboard "Champ" in Atlantic,Med. and "Helena" in Pacific, both steaming ships,very little time in Home Port, very exciting for an 18 year old,never regretted my four years active duty.
Rowland, Ivison - IvyHM2Jun 1956 – Sep 1957HFrom DryDock to shakedown to transfer to Mayport, Florida (with '51 Ford aboard) to GITMO to Suez Crisis standby in '56 Then cruise the sunny Med - Istanbul - Livorno - thru to the Marseilles Fire in July.. 90% GoodTime
Essey, GeorgeHM2Jul 1956 – Apr 1958HServed in the Medical Dept under Dr's Krasno, Buxton, Root, Chaney. Most memorable event is the fire at Marsailles France
Hanson, JamesAE2Jul 9, 1956 – Dec 3, 1957V-6accessory shop, hanger and flight deck( Jet start)
Rousseau, DanielCPLOct 1956 – May 1958Marine DetachmentAssigned as Orderly to Captain J.B.H. Young, and then to Captain George Luker. Great duty. Sixty years ago today, on July 13, 1957, we sailed into Marseilles, France, on Bastile Day.
Tate, JackieABANOct 22, 1956 – Oct 19, 1959V- 1aircraft director spotted port side catapult i remember bill couling bob platfoot chief hardin and many others would like to hear from you chief hardin and i kept in touch he passed away 7 year ago his wife bonnie is still on palm street jax bch.
Wibbels, Patrick, Patfr.3Dec 28, 1956 – Sep 1960R div.
Wibbels, Patrick, Patfr.3Dec 28, 1956 – Sep 1960R div.
Ferguson, Ronaldairman1957 – Mar 8, 1961V3 Divgot out just two months before my dad past away but i enjoyed my tour of duty as well as being a father of four and grandfather of nine and still enjoying life to the fullest
Berkheimer, RonaldJ31957 – Jan 1959?I want to find someone who served with Ron Berkheimer for the 2 years he was on active duty. He left the Lake Cmaplain in 1959 and we were married in March of 1959. Contact me at
Herbert, FrankENSApr 1957 – Sep 1, 19582nd
Hurd, RalphRM3Jul 1957 – Sep 1958Admiral's Staff, COMCARDIV 20Went aboard in Mayport, FL. after she was re-fitted for ASW. Took a North Atlantic Cruise, after a couple of shake-down 6 week jaunts aboard the Tarawa and the Ticonderoga,
Hurd, Jr, IrvineAB 3Sep 1957 – Dec 1959Flight Deck
Morgan, CharlesPN1Oct 16, 1957 – Jul 16, 1960PersonnelI spent 33 months on the Champ. I retired as a PNCS on October 26, 1070, at the Naval Air Station, Albany, Georgia.
Citro, Richard DickSEAMANDec 1957 – Dec 1960R DAMAGE CONTROL I miss the old girl.I had a great time and met some great guys.I'm looking for some of the guys that were in R division.I found Dale Adames, he lives in fla.

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