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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 759 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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Woodward, James/jimCM21961 – 1963commisary
Richardson, James31961 – 19641964
Marshall, JimABEAN1961 – 1962V2-AGAny of the fellows in V2-AG in 1961-1962
Wenzke, Alancs21961 – 1964s2
Coccoli, JerryE3Feb 1961 – Dec 1963V4I would like to communicate with any sailor who was in the V2 or V4 (fueled the planes on the flight deck) during years 1961, 1962 and 1963. If you were in my division during this time, then you and me know each oth
Mulvaney, JohnQM2Feb 1, 1961 – Aug 23, 1965NAVIGATIONGREAT TIMES,GOOD FRIENDS,FOND MEMORIES,GOD BLESS
Alexander, Clyde (Alex)E-4 ELECTRICIAN MATEMay 1961 – Sep 1963"E" ---Electrician MateLots of good friends and many great times. looking for Gary Thompson-Thomas Asleson, Vesco, Dodd.Worked in lighting shop back aft over fantail could sit on catwalk just under flight deck and see and feel the planes landing less than 30 feet overhead.
Winebarger, LeeAT1Aug 5, 1961 – Dec 18, 1962V-6avionics shop petty officer
Bailey, Bob (Beetle)SHSNAug 10, 1961 – Feb 8, 1963S-3.I worked for SHC Upton. some of the guys in the laundry, Willy Dilly, Greenwood, Blake, Pigman, Elmer Fudd (Froliech), Sanford, George Harris. I remember Greenwood was sent to the Pea Farm. He had to take 30 days leave to go there.
Bailey, Robert (Beetle)SHSNAug 28, 1961 – Feb 8, 1963S-3
Elwertowski, Ski -mouseBT3 E-4Aug 29, 1961 – Jul 2, 1963B DivisionWas in 4 b boiler room when someone in 1 b tried to lit off a burner without a sprayer tip
Alexander, Clyde (Alex) profile iconthird class electrician MateSep 1, 1961 – Aug 2, 1963Electrical
Moody, GerlRNSep 21, 1961 – Oct 14, 1964OIHad a great time on the Rosie. Two Med cruises, & two trips to the resort at Guantanamo, Cuba. Brooklyn Naval Yards, the tours like to Valberg in the French Alps. All of the countries that we got to visit. I was upset when they scrapped her
Reichardt, Forrest profile iconAN/E3Sep 28, 1961 – Sep 27, 1967V2Navy Airman AN E3 V2 division. Date of entry into the U.S.N. 09/28/61 Date of honorable. 09/27/67 4 years 4 months active. Foreign and or sea service 1 year 11 months 26 days. Fair winds and following seas.
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Levey, JoelRD3Oct 1961 – Jul 1965OIGreat ship great friends great time in my life
Sharp, KenRD3Oct 1961 – Sep 1964OIRetired - living in Southern New Jersey outside of Ocean City
Wiggins, LesterBT 2Oct 15, 1961 – Feb 2, 1965B I served aboard the FDR in ICI firerooms and 4A fireroom
Whisenant, WilliamE4Oct 26, 1961 – Aug 23, 1963VF-11 Red RippersServed as a plane captain 203 from October 1961 until discharge 8/23/1963. Made several training cruises and 1 Med cruise 9/14/1962 through 4/21/1963. Nick name for most of this time was Greyhound.
Chalmers, PaulSNNov 1961 – Mar 19653RD DIV.Great ship. Had a wonderful time. Was in a bad accident in 65 with 4 others. Sixteen broken bones, both legs crushed, head injury, in a coma for two weeks, nineteen months in the hospital. Retire Oct. 1966.
Blaisdell, George Butchwas a FA changed to flight deck catsNov 10, 1961 – May 20, 1963v2 catwas working in A2 Division Changed to the V2 cats Married 4 children retired from Gillette company Mechanic 31 years
Dale, EberAO2Dec 25, 1961 – Feb 14, 1963GM
Gum, Thomas L1962 – 1966V 1WAS A CAT SPOTTER ON FLIGHT DECK V1 DIV
McManus, Thomas D.PHAN-PH31962 – 1965OPArrived aboard off the coast of Italy after finishing Photography School, Pensacola, FL,departed for PH(B) school during operations near Malta. My first cat shot leaving the carrier, what a jolt. Retired as PHC, 1982, now living in Chile.
Stone, Jerome (Jerry)ETN 31962 – 1963OE
Hall, ThomasSeaman1962 – 1963GunnerI would like to see if I can find some of the men in my division.
Blood, JohnE21962 – 19653rdlooking for Charles M. Bostwick "Moose" jblood1945@hotmail.com
Parsley, LowellPCSN1962 – Jul 1964Post OfficeRetired from AK Steel. Would like to hear from of the the crew
Sawyer, LindseyEM2Jan 8, 1962 – May 6, 1966EI am looking for peomle with asbestosis who served on board. U may call me collect 870-364-8481. With lung related damage from asbestos.
Archibald, Robert "Archie"FN to E7Jan 8, 1962 – Apr 1, 1969RGreat Ship, great crew, and the best division officer I ever served under, Lt Bill Vaughn.
Kearney, ChuckEM3Jan 15, 1962 – Dec 15, 1963E
Sand, BobBT3Feb 1962 – Apr 1966Bwas standing top watch in 1-C-1 boiler room when 1-B-1 was burning up remember that day well.
Surles, JerrolYN3Feb 1962 – Jun 1965Air Admin
Dechaine, James (Frenchy)CS1Feb 2, 1962 – Dec 29, 1962supply Last deployment before retiring after 20 years. Left ship in France. Was given escort off the ship by commander. Would like to hear from any one who remembers.
Gailey, RayMM3Mar 18, 1962 – Sep 22, 1964MEnjoyed my time aboard Roosevelt. Later 1966 joined Merchant Marine as engineering officer. Spent 1968 thru 1970 aboard freighter running ammo into Vietnam for army. Quit the sea 1971 and took a job as chief engineer aboard Mississippi river boat.
Sine, Harry (Tony)Mar 20, 1962 – Mar 21, 1965Boiler operatorI'm actually guessing on the months/days of service as I'm doing this for Harry Sine (I'm his stepson). If you knew him, please e-mail! He also wants to know reunion times/dates/places.
Sand, RobertBT3Apr 1962 – Apr 1966B Div
Bruner, JimAE3Apr 1, 1962 – Jun 11, 1965VF-11 Red RippersMade 2 med cruises was flight deck electrican for our F8E Crusaders, discharged in 65, joined the Coast Guard reserve in 1976 retired 2003.
Siefker, Robert profile iconETR2Apr 6, 1962 – Apr 5, 1964OEMade one Med Cruise during Cuban Missile Crisis. Yard period in New York in 1964 (best liberty I ever had). Retired from USNR in 1988 as CDR. Now live in Indianapolis.
Boyd, BobETR3May 1962 – Jun 24, 1964OEExcept for Stan Zindzius, I haven't run into anyone from the Rosie. Would love to run into anyone from OE Division. Email bobkat1432@yahoo.com
Wiggins, MacE-4 amsMay 1962 – 1965vf-14LOVED EVERY MED CRUISE EXCEPT FOR WHEN I WAS ON RESTRICTION FOR HAVING TO MUCH FUN ON LIBERTY. MACWIGGINS@BELLSOUT.NET
Ingram, TilmanEN2May 1962 – Jan 1963A
Cheek, ClyderdsnMay 15, 1962 – Apr 1964oilooking for guys from oi division 1962 thru 1964
Lamprow, James profile iconE-3Jun 1962 – Apr 1963V-2 CatsWas a great 62 & 63 Med.Cruise except for the deaths that plagued us that trip.
Roland, MarshallSNJun 1962 – Apr 8, 1966S3LOOKING FOR GUYSWHOSERVED WITH ME
Blankenship, Donald profile iconRM3Jun 15, 1962 – Sep 13, 1962COMCARDIV 6I was a Radioman on the COMCARDIV 6 (Admiral's Staff) aboard the Roosevelt.
Tucker, ThomasETN3Jun 28, 1962 – Aug 8, 1964OE DivisionI watched the Rosie tugged up the Delaware to NJ in1977. Days later, standing aside her nauctical berthing I paid my lasting respect for all who called her a home away as my brother and I remember:The Indelible Rosie.
McManus, Hurley/macATN-3Jul 1962 – Jun 1965V-6
Helfrich, GaryBT3Jul 15, 1962 – Jul 10, 1964B Divlooking for shipmates from B-Div
Harrell, TaylorMM2Aug 1962 – Aug 1965MPOIC # 1 pump room. I remember the Cubian Missile C. Was on the beach in Naples. The # 1B boiler room burned for 24 hrs. Lost a blade from #1 Prop. sideswiped an ammo ship ome night.
Harrelson, JohnMM3Aug 1962 – Feb 1963M Assigned to # 1 engine room throttle man except for Flight Quarters, I was P.O.I.C. of catapult team on flight deck. with "Battle Rank" of MMC
Gum, TomABH 3Aug 15, 1962 – Sep 15, 1966V1 DIVISION CAT SPOTTERJUST LOOKING FOR MEMBER WHO WORKED ON FLIGHT DECK JERRY WHITE ..BILL PURCELL . STUBS
Pisarczyk, Raymond "Ski"seamenSep 1962 – Jun 19641stEnjoyed my time on the fdr, really had a great time at all the med ports. served with a great group of guys.
Pisarczyk, RaymondSNSep 1962 – Jun 19641st Division
Tait, PhilipAME2Sep 6, 1962 – May 23, 1963VF-11 Red Rippers# Worked on the flight deck as plane captain on F8E 201 during Sept, thru April. Later worked in the AME shop.
Jordan, HarrySNSep 19, 1962 – Dec 17, 1965Operations Intelligence - O.I.While I was a radarman for two cruises I met a lot of great guys and had wonderful experiences. Cuba, Cyprus Crisis, two hurriances ( rescue ops in Carribean) and huge storm crossing the Atlantic in 63. Any former shipmate remember my artwork ?
Boyd, JerryANOct 1962 – Jun 1965V-1I was aboard the Roosevelt for 2 yrs. Was on the Med cruise when we lost the blade on the screw. I worked on the flight deck, started out as a blue shirt, went to plane dir., spotted the cat, also was a hotsuitman & drove tractors.
McCauley, MichaeloFT3Oct 1, 1962 – Aug 15, 1964FOX
Head, DonaldE4 YN3Oct 5, 1962 – Nov 10, 1964AIR INTELLIGENCEHAD A GREAT TOUR LOTS OF MEMORIES
Jordan, HarryRD3 (NOW) CWO 05 MFA/BFAOct 18, 1962 – Jul 13, 1964Operations Intelligence My training aboard the Rosie was excellent and my shipmates were the best friends I've ever had in my life and continue to communicate from time to time. In the fall of 2006 the Roosevelt will be featured on the History Channel. I'm proud to

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