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USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CV 42) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CV 42). 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 786 crew members registered for the USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CV 42).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – 1958 | 1959 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 1963 – 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 – 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 | 1976 – now

Nicholas, Nick - LeroyJul 1953 – Mar 1953 My husband Leroy Nick Nicholas from NJ served on the Rosie for 3.5 years. He passed 11/07, 2 weeks after being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma.e. He was discharged with the rank DC-2 and was in the DC shop. Please contact me.
Jonhson, RonaldAMS3Jul 16, 1953 – Dec 15, 1955V-6
Graham, Bobby RayE21954 – 19582ndI am Bobby Ray Graham's daughter. I am looking for anyone that knew my father while he was on the Franklin D. Roosevelt Aircraft Carrier. You can contact me at
Miles, Thomas (Tommy) profile iconE41955 – 1958E This is my father. Loved to here his old navy stories. Three generation's in the navy. Grandfather, Father, and myself. Dad doesn't have an email address.But would love to here from someone else who served about the same time.
Kilgast, KennethQM21955 – 1956Operations
Sommer, Richard J.Store keeper Third Class1955 –Store Keeper Third Class
Lamkin, Laverne (Vern)FN (E3) & MM3 (E4)Nov 1955 – 1957M div #1 engine roomhave good memories of MM class TAD san diego until march +/- 1956 to bremerton WA. sail around capehorn to mayport, then cuba underway training ratings & prickly heat. north atlantic. jim lunsford, duke,salzano, O.Lee
Savino, Frank P.seamanNov 25, 1955 – Jul 1, 1960Ship serviceI am looking for shipmates for a re-union - Charles Ziccaro- Salvatore Bongivanio-Raymond Schlabba- I dont know if spelling of last names correct. please help
Plemons, Robert L.CVA42Dec 1955 – 1957 v1
Languell, RogerBt21956 – 1957BBrother Ray served aboard dates unknown
Fields, DaveETN 21956 – Dec 1956OperationsJoined the FDR in Bremerton, WA as part of the recommissioning crew. Sailed around Cape Horn to the the new home port of Mayport FL.
Foster, Charles CharlieAVIATION MACHINISTS 3RD CLASSJan 10, 1956 – Oct 15, 1957V 6Recommission the FDR androde her around the Horn to our homeport Mayport. Was aboard when the Sues Crisis broke out and we hit Lisbon, Portugal for fun and games.
Gentry, JerryYN3Feb 1956 – Nov 1957XI was assigned to the Legal Office aboard the Roosevelt.
Kantarjian, JerryAB 3Feb 1956 – Jun 30, 1957V 2Port Cat deck edge operator.
Galaski, JohnTELEMAN 2ND CLASSMar 1956 – Aug 1957OperationsEnjoyed my time on the Rosey. Starting with putting the ship in order in Bremerton & all the sea trials. The trip around the Cape Horn & the various Ports that we stopped at. Also enjoyed our trip to Lisbon, Portugal & all the people that w
Wholaver, Ronald (Wally)ANMar 1956 – Aug 1957V-1I was a flight deck director during my tour. Capt John Hayward was C.O. My P.O. was Hathcock. Anyone know me???
Jackson, CharlieRM2Mar 4, 1956 – Jun 1957ORWent aboard prior to recommissioning ceremonies, went to New York with her around the Horn. Was aboard when the "flying saucers" were spotted off the Starboard quarter. Verrrry Interesting..
Roberts, AlbertE3Apr 1956 – Aug 1956EWent from EM School, Diego to Des Base to Bremerton. Re-commed Rosey and made trip around Horn. Many pix of stops in Panama, Rio and Jax. Xferd high wire before Azores back to states. Remember tearing up EM Club in Gitmo?
Otero, LloydBT 3Apr 1956 – Jan 12, 1960B DIISIONBOILER RM 3 BAKER WAS MY HOME FOR THE 4 YEARS IN THE NAVY The Rosie was the best 4 years of my life.Made 3 Med cruses ,made lots of friends,Also met my Wife in Jacksonville will Celebrate 49 yrs together.
Hawkins Jr, BillJun 1956 – Aug 1956Flight DeckI was one of Reservists brought on board to take Rosie from Frisco area, down around Horn and up to FL.
May, Albert AlBT2Aug 1956 – May 19, 1958B4-A & 4-B firerooms love the ROSIE
Roberts, JohnRDSNAug 10, 1956 – Apr 25, 1958OIany one remembers jj roberts.i'm still kicking 66 me if you can.i had a lot memories on her.
Roos, JerryRD3Sep 19, 1956 – Sep 5, 1958OIWould like to hear from anyone who was in OI div. 1956 to 1958. I'm 81 now, and live in Bellevue Wa. Originally from Chicago. Most guy in OI were from the south...I was unusual in that respect..
Bishop, GaryFIREMAN1957 – 1958repair/carpenter
St. Cyr, AlgieAT21957 – 1958VAH-3Was aboard on Med Cruise.
Price Jr, GeorgeSeaman E31957 – 1958Gunnery
Lasky, BernieHM2May 1957 – Jul 18, 1958HWe got hit with the Asian Flu ,The corpsmen and Drs had patients all over the ship. Flew blood samples to the US (we were in the Med)probably saved a lot of people back home I was proud to be a crew member
Loi, Elio J.Lt(jg)May 29, 1957 – Feb 20, 1959Operations - Postal OfficerMy ship designation was CVA 42, NOT CV 42, Crypto Watch Officer, Registered Publications Officer.
Caho, RichardFTG2Jun 5, 1957 – Nov 21, 1960FoxGood ship good crew feed them ---- and turn them to. Had a good time.
Kretsinger, Victor H.AD(J)-3Jul 9, 1957 – Feb 26, 1958VAH-3Would like to communicate with any-one from CIC or Communications.
Winslow, EdwardPR-2Jul 20, 1957 – Oct 30, 1958V-6 div.I was on the FDR twice once with VF-81 and in V-6 div. I did a Med Cruise with her and met my wife in Brooklyn when we did a yard period. Have bben married for 50 years, and I am retired at age 77. I live in Beverly MA
McClain, RalphANAug 1957 – Sep 1959V6Would like to hear From anyone in the air dept and Pri Fly Control during that time from 1957 t0 1959
Kitchens, RobertAO3Sep 1957 – Sep 1961Airdale
Hendricks, FrankSN1958 – 1961ORFirst official duty station in the Navy after boot camp. Joined OR Division. Attended RM Class A Radio School at Norfolk, VA., returned to ship as a RM Striker. (RMSN)
Cherry, AlbertSN1958 – 1959OIMed Cruise 1959
Weight, MerleETR3Mar 5, 1958 – Sep 14, 1960OE divisionI sure would like to hear from people I served with to talk about the good old days.
Schwabe, Ed / EddieAC 3RDApr 1958 – Jun 1960
Blumenthal, LarryPH3Jun 1958 – Jul 1960OPPhotographer's Mate in Air Intel Office 02 level. Collecting any movies taken aboard FDR, convert to DVD & add to those shown at the Reunion. Please visit my website & the Ass'n website
Crawford, HenryAC2Jun 14, 1958 – Aug 2, 1959OI
Blumenthal, LarryPH3Jun 16, 1958 – Jul 15, 1960OP Photo LabGreat Ship and a Great Crew.
Gemmill, PhilEM2Aug 1958 – Oct 1960E
Hayes, HaroldANSep 1958 – Feb 10, 1959aircraft refuelingworked the forward gas pump room. Enoyed my time on Rosie, sorry to see her go. Joe Dawson anywhere around ????
Nicholson, ChrisMM3Sep 18, 1958 – Jan 6, 1961A - LOX CrewQuite an experience for almost 3 1/2 years. The experience's sure helped in business life since. After tour in the Navy, I spent 6 years in the Army, 1st Infantry Div. and Engineer School at Fort Belvoir, Va. Have 4 children, 7 grandchildre
Cooke, John CookieAQB2Oct 1958 – Jun 1961VAH-11Great Med Cruises, wish I had the foresight to continue.
Kohler, PaulRMCOct 1, 1958 – Nov 30, 1986Operations/Communications
Riley, Ray A.SFM3Oct 4, 1958 – Jun 4, 1962
Jones, Russell/russ profile iconFN - FiremanNov 1958 – Aug 1959M DivisionSpent a year of some lonely watches in the lube oil pump hole. Still wondering why no one would bring me any coffee.
Green, Larry profile iconCS3Nov 10, 1958 – Jul 5, 1961S-2Worked in the forward bake shop baking bread on three Med Cruises . Lots of hot memories . That was before air conditioning . Made a lot of friends that I haven't seen since leaving . Rosie was a great ship .

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