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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 757 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
Edwin, SanchezE31973 – 19755
Hostrander, ThomasSR1973 – 1976?Tom died 3/15/14 from tonsil cancer, parkinson disease, heartdisease, diabetes. These are illnesses related to agent orange exposure. Does anyone know of others sick or if Rosie cane in contact with agent orange n anyway
Talbott, AlanMM21973 – 1976A DIVISIONAlan Talbott looking for MMC Arthur Scherwitz
West, Donbt3Jan 1973 – Oct 1975eng fire room 3 charlie
Shake, GlenAE3Jan 1, 1973 – Feb 1, 1975AIMDLooking for anyone who was on the med-cruise 73-74
Wilder, Robert AE4Jan 1, 1973 – Sep 16, 1975Weapons - AM OrdnanceLooking for old friends.
Donikowski, JoeE3Feb 1973 – Nov 1975CsI made 2 med.cruises,73-74;75. X division and signal bridge
Kohut, MikeMM3Feb 10, 1973 – Nov 2, 1975M Divisionserved in #4 engine and generator room. two med cruises 1973 &1975. it was a wild ride. we sustained a ton of damage on the return trip in 1975.
Steiner, Gary L, ( Stetson)Abe 2Mar 13, 1973 – Oct 1, 1976V2 Aresting GearSalute to all I served with in theV2 gear and the rest of my shipmates
Marple, Bruce / Buzz profile iconAC2Mar 15, 1973 – Apr 15, 1976OCStarted out rough at first but at the end of my time on the FDR it would be a time I'm most proud of.
Bural, JimMM3Apr 10, 1973 – Sep 25, 1976MI was in 3 main engine. We supplied steam to the port catapult. The Med cruises were great!!! Mayport was kind of a bummer. Jax beach cops gave us HELL !!!
Saylor, HaroldAO 3Apr 12, 1973 – Jul 12, 1976Weapons Department AM Division
Wallace, CaroleN/AApr 27, 1973 – Mar 13, 1977I USED TO VOLUNTEER AT THE JACKSONVILEE BEACH, FL USO DURING THE YEARS OF 73-77 I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MIGHT REMEMBER ME I MET SOME REALLY NICE GUYS ABOARD THE ROSEY I AM INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM YOU IF YOU REMEMBER ME thank you carole
Robidoux, KevinMay 1973 – May 1976
Burke, James Aka CrimmalMACHIST MATE 3 CLASSJun 1973 – Jul 29, 1975M SERVE IN ENGINE ROOM #3 FOR THE PERIOD OF MY ACTIVE DUTY STARTED AS E1 MADE IT TO E4
Hunt, JHM-2Jun 9, 1973 – Nov 7, 1975Hospital Corp
Hunter, GeorgeAG3Jul 1973 – May 1975OA (Weather Office)did two med cruises, survived crossing through a hurricane and remember spending a great summer in the Philadelphia ship yard, served with a bunch of interesting guys
James, DennisIC2Aug 26, 1973 – Dec 20, 1976E Divserved aboard as Ships Company for 3 great years, met many great friends, wish we had kept in touch, but maybe someday we can get together again
Fusco, Vincent "Cheech"E2Sep 1973 – Apr 1975DeckHad a great time aboard the Rusty Rosey, wish I could do it again. Would love to find ship mate Bill Langlas, and Ray Wayne Razor. Still think about you guys 33 years later.
Steubinger, RichardAE2Sep 14, 1973 – Mar 17, 1974VA87I was on the Mediterranean Cruise to Athens, Barcelona, Palma Monorrca. Witnessed those 60', waves and the hanger door flying through the hanger bay. Hearing through the night all the compartment flooding calls.
Wagoner, ChipMM3Oct 1973 – May 1974Hello to anybody that was in #2 Engineroom. "we try harder"
Guest, James (Jim)SN/ GMT 3Oct 1973 – Oct 1975X DIV/ W DivLooking for anyone that was in W Div between 1973 and 1975.
Pavlick, KieranE5Oct 9, 1973 – Oct 16, 1976OESPS 30 Radar Tech
O'Connor, FrankE5Nov 1973 – Jun 26, 1977V1
Burress, RoyETSNNov 1973 – 1975o/eShips Inertial Navigation System Tech.
Williams, SamuelAK3Nov 3, 1973 – Feb 1977SupplyDo any of you guys remember when we were heading to Philly Naval Shipyard in 1975? There was a fire & the drinking water was contaminated with river water. We all got sick needed Pre-X shots for, diarrhea & vomiting.
Giraulo, Carlo "Luch"CS 3Nov 10, 1973 – Oct 31, 1976S2 and S5Looking for any of the CS, SD and MS crew from the old days
Wilson, RobertEMFNNov 11, 1973 – Jan 2, 1975ElectricalWorked in Number 2 electrical switchboard...73-74 med cruise was great...will never forget the rusty rosie
Smith, RonAO2Dec 1, 1973 – Jul 1, 1977Weapons, AIM DivisionMostly worked the Office, Supply & Training for the Division & Dept. Miss some old friends.. Found Rex Duncan but still looking for Mike Bandanza. WIll not forget Robert Wilder... Still looking...
Scott, Dave/reds/nDec 20, 1973 – Jun 3, 19763rd div deck dept.I met and worked with some great guys that I will never forget.
Spurgeon, Bobby JoeE3Dec 24, 1973 – Jan 26, 1975S-3
Messersmith, RandyEW31974 – 1977OWReported onboard while anchored at Palma de Malorca and remained until 1977. Was the best of times and did 3 Med Tours.
Harris, Kari profile iconIC21974 – 1977Internal CommunicationsThis entry is added in Memorial of Donald E. Harrison, also known as Don-E (Donny).
Downhour, William "Dusty"E21974 – 19794Th Boat CrewLooking for old friends
Morrone, Thomas JBM E41974 – 19774th DivSearching for old shipmates from around the country to reunite with.
Young, Larry (Lw) profile iconSN1974 – Jun 7, 19773rdI am searching for my buddies I served with, there are several listed on this website. I would really like to make contact with Sharp, Downhour, Scott, Yates.My email is lyoung61857@yahoo.com. please any help appreciated
Erwin, BrentADR 3Jan 1974 – Aug 6, 1977AIMD/IM2 Cod Aircrew
Ratliff, S. JayBTFNJan 1974 – Feb 1975BMy first ship. 73/74 Med cruise
McIsaac, CharlieQM2Jan 1974 – Aug 19, 1977Navigation
DeBondt, LarryYN3Jan 1, 1974 – Jan 10, 1977X
DeBondt, LarryYN3Jan 1, 1974 – Jan 10, 1977Executive
Manning, BruceMM 2Jan 15, 1974 – Jul 29, 1977AI was in "A" Gang, ship's hydraulics, with a lot of great guys under Lt. Jones and chief Zander.
Molloy, CliffAO2Feb 1974 – Aug 1977Forward Bomb Assembly, DCPO, Flight Deck Ordnance Crew.
Daly, ThomasCTI2Feb 1974 – Feb 1974TADDirect Support for Joint Exercises.
Mercado, Jorge (Merc)A0 2Feb 10, 1974 – Dec 10, 1977AM OrdnanceWas last of crew members to leave when she was decomissioned I met my best friiends on the rosie those med cruises were a real experience willnever forget those guys wish I could see them again. I now reside in Maryland
Adelman, Alan "Doc"HMC (E-7)Mar 1974 – Nov 1977MEDICALI WAS THE LAST HMC TO SERVE ONBOARD- AS SHIP'S COMPANY & LAST MED CRUISE TO INCLUDE DE-COMMISSIONING IN PORTSMITH VA DOC ADELMAN PASSED 01/31/2014. Just wanted his ship mates that are left to know. RIP DOC ADELMAN
Windt, Kenneth profile iconADJ3Mar 17, 1974 – Jun 1977IM-2Worked in AIMD Power Plants w/c 410 and 460
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Stone, Ron "Stoney"LTApr 1974 – Jul 15, 1975VF-84Jolly Roger F-4 RIO - Med Cruise from January 3, 1975 through July 15, 1975
Cox, WayneABH 3Apr 1974 – Jan 14, 1978V-1Made the last 2 cruises with her. Was there when she was decommissioned and stayed on as a fire watch till my enlistment ended in Jan. 78. All you AB's should check out Avboats on Yahoo. Cliff, try again as the email you used isnt working.
Johannemann, JackMM1Apr 1974 – Jan 1975M Eng 4
Ewan, JohnRMSNMay 1974 – Jan 20, 1978CMIt was a great ship and a great time in my life. I was the Ship's EZ clerk for the last couple Med cruises.
Wood, Eric M.FN to BT2May 1974 – Jan 1976B - Oil Shack & BR ShopGood times in Mayport and even had a time or two to remember from Philly! Would like to at least email some of the guys from that time!
Griesemer, Steven RussellE4Jul 19, 1974 – 1976M
Ogborn, DavidMM2Aug 1974 – Mar 1978MServed down in #4 engine room and #4 generator room.
Hamblett, MarkCORPORALAug 1974 – Aug 1976Marine DetachmentWas SASS king, spending a year in the cages. Then on to brig duty, keeping the squids squared away, Was on the next to last Med cruise in 1975. My best times in the Marines along with Gee, Mac, and Lumpy. Also Scheer and Acosta.
McDonald, MichaelET3/2Sep 1974 – Sep 1977OE divisionMade "Rosies" last two cruises. Was part of the decom crew in Norfolk. One of te last 2000 crew members. Still have silver "coin" and stamped letters
Winkelsas, MichaelsrSep 1974 –3rd division
Sharpe, RichardBM3Sep 15, 1974 – Jun 27, 19772nd Div Deck Dept
Wilfong, Gerald profile iconABH-1Sep 18, 1974 – Sep 24, 1977V3-V1good boat enjoyed it
Wilfong, Gerald profile iconABH-1Sep 22, 1974 – Jun 15, 1977v3/v1best boat i served on
Henderson, JimIS1Sep 30, 1974 – Jun 1, 1977OP
Higgins, EricAC-2Oct 1974 – Apr 1977CATTCMade 2 Med cruise's and I remember it well.........
Heider, KenYN-3Oct 1974 – Aug 1977Deck, SupplyI was on "Rosie" for the last two cruises. I started off as a "deck ape", then moved to supply, as the Food Service Yoeman when I made YN3. I enjoyed going to sea, and we sure did a lot of that. Overall "Rosie' was a
Sharpe, RichardBM-3Oct 1974 – Jun 27, 1977STARTED IN 2ND DIV ENDED UP IN 3RD DIVWAS ON THE BRIDGE DURING TANKER COLLISION. BOATSWAIN MATE OF THE WATCH WITH BM-3 JACK YATES.I WORK AT VA HOSPITAL TUCSON AZ.TALK ALOT WITH FELLOW SHIP MATES
Yates, Jack profile iconBM3Oct 1974 – May 19772nd division
McNally, StevenE-3/OSOct 1, 1974 – Jun 14, 1977OI
Stoneman, LarryE-3Nov 1974 – Dec 31, 1975V1Served 1 cruise on flight deck crew ,Partied in the Crash n Salvage shak W/the best of em.Always plenty Good Music & whiskey,In tha secret hidin place!
Mansfield, Kevin C profile iconFANov 29, 1974 – Oct 1, 1976M-DivisionKevin C Mansfield FA trying to find crewmates aboard Rosie November 1974-October 1976.I worked as a Machinist Mate /fireman in Engine room-4.I would greatly appreciate and like to hear from anyone.Thank-You so much.
Clark, CurtE-3Dec 1974 – Sep 1976V-1
Conner, MichaelDec 1974 – Jul 17, 19761stWas assigned to the Deck Dept upon arrival to the Rosey, After about a year was sent to YN A School. Returned to the Rosey as YNSN assigned back to 1st Division. For a short time was assigned to the Chaplins office.
Coston, GarryYNSADec 4, 1974 – May 27, 1975CVW-6 (VA-15)Remember a boiler explosion on a rough night returning from Med, Cannes France, Naples, Italy, Terry Heaps a Fireman who was my best friend, being sad the Rosey's Sisters were updated and modernized but she wasn't; sad to hear she might be scra
Coston, GarryE-3/YNSNDec 6, 1974 – Jun 4, 1975CVW-6/VA-15Came aboard via COD in December 1974 reporting for duty with VA-15. Best ship in my Naval career and best duty station.
Sturdivant, RobertSADec 14, 1974 – Nov 20, 19751STdivGot the nickname Spanky from guys in the divsion because of looking like him after getting my head buzzed enjoyed my time alot of work had a good buddy Gerry REX WAS Fireman2 him and his wife Wendy took
Conner, MichaelBM/YNDec 22, 1974 – Jun 18, 19761st OfficeBest ship in the fleet, she could launch more airfcraft than any of the newer carriers. I really enjoyed my tour on the Roosevelt. If anyone knows where I could get a copy of 1975 cruise book, please contact me through my E-mail address.
Fertucci, RaymondAADec 26, 1974 – Jul 20, 1977V-3I worked in V-3 divison HANGER DECK I went from chocks and chains to elev. operator to driving spoting dollies. to Yellow shirt. they are having a USS franklin D Roosevelt (CV42) reunion.
Byrnes, BobPH3Dec 28, 1974 – Sep 12, 1976OPMed cruise '75, photog, have the cruise book- still won't give PAO the credit! Yo to Mr. D, Keith, Hike, Bob, Tony, Sid, Ted, Ski, Deiter, Torbert, Kelly ("It don't mean nothin'") And Maldonado (who's not Italian!)

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