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USS Forrestal (CV 59) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Forrestal (CV 59). 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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NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Barrow, HendersonABH3/AW30000 – Nov 27, 1991V-1I was looking in my Cruise book and was like wow...many good times
Whitten, BillE-4/ OS0000 – Dec 1979OI
Newkirk, Dan DannyEM 20000 – Aug 12, 1957EBest duty ever. Came from a tin can and thought I died and went to heaven!
Zimmer, Darren. ZmanE3Nothing. AnJul 4, 1900 – Jan 3, 1993x3
Payne, William Raymond (Bill)1954 – 1958TelecommunicationsWillliam R. Payne is my father.We lost him on July 29, 2002 with a battle of Lung Cancer. He a very PROUD man to have serve aboard the Forrestal.We went to the 2000 reunion. If any of the families I met remember us, please e-mail jburke5@woh.rr.com.
Yoder, Dwight L.EM21954 – Nov 6, 1956E & OWENT ABOARD IN NEWPORT NEWS STILL BEING WORKED ON IN THE YARD
Martin, JanLt. J.G.1954 – 1961PilotsJan Martin was my dad. He was a pilot on the Forrestal and Randolph. He flew A4D Sidewinders. That's about all I know. He passed away in 2007. I want to know more about his military history and time in Guantananamo.
Prickett, GerryRm2Jun 1954 – Oct 23, 1958Operations radioHi guys great to talk to you even though its electronically. For those who don't know our shipmate, Fred Anthony, has passed away.
Corey, Ronaldrd3Oct 1954 – 1955OIplank owner
Livermore, ArtIC3Dec 10, 1954 – Nov 10, 1958E Div. IC GangWould truly like to locate a couple of my Navy buddies I worked with for those years onboard Jim Lyons and Wilber Murray My Phone Number is 863-241-3944
Famolaro, Rocco J.AIRMEN1955 –Navy
Charlesworth, Robert (Charlie)MM31955 – 19597th fleet
Rowell, WardSARGENT1955 – 1957
Mansfield, Raymondseaman1955 – 1957boatOn the USS Forrestal CVA59 from 1955 to 1957
Craven, Robertsk31955 – 1961Supply
Jackson, NeilFN1955 –enginerI was proud to serve. I sat on her fantail as she did a figure 8 at full speed.
Janeski, LeonardBoilerman 2nd Class1955 – 1957Boiler
Noel, MatthewanFeb 1955 – 1957V1
Zielonka, NorbertMM3Feb 19, 1955 – Feb 16, 1959Not SureNorbert Zielonka is my grandfather, he passed away in 2009, I dont know alot about his time in the NAVY I just know he was very proud of it, Im currently in the NAVY abord CVN 69, I was at the Decom cermony.
Pinho, David TRM2Apr 10, 1955 – Apr 1958communicationsThe best of times with my crew members. Still remember Jerry Prickett,NickRusso,Richard Goss,James Hockley,Richard Todd,George Dugan (Div Officer)Chief Alban, Had around 40 years service at the time.
Feehan, JohnAE3May 20, 1955 – Sep 9, 1956V-6precommissioning crew and plankowner. discharged just before ship transferred from norfolk to mayport
Herforth, ChuckAM2May 22, 1955 – Jan 6, 1959VAH-4A3D's out of Whidbey Island, Wash.
Thompson, PeterSEAMANJun 1955 – Jun 1957S 3I live at N8422 Hwy Ay Mayville WI 53050. If anyone wants to contact me, I'd like to hear from you. Have only met up with Bill Tesbar since leaving the ship.
Tantlinger, ChuckAirmanJun 1955 – Jan 1957V-6I would like to know where Gerald Hottman is. He was in Division V-3. Thx, Chuck Tantlinger
Hodges, Jack RDNJun 1955 – Sep 1956DENTALWENT ABOARD AS A SIGNAL STRIKER AND WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE DENTAL DEPT. AM IN THE COMMISSIONING PICS THAT WERE DONE FOR NATIONAL GEO. OF THE DENTAL DEPT
Williams, Rodney O.PH3Jun 1955 – Oct 20, 1956PHOTOGRAPHYLEFT THE USS RANDOLPH CVA-15 AND REPORTED TO THE FORRESTAL. HAD THE SHAKDOWN CRUISE AND TRIAL LAUNCH AND RECOVERY OF AIR CRAFT .MY TIME ON THE SHIP WAS VERY EXCITING AND A LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
Harris, DavidPNJun 1, 1955 – Oct 19, 1956X DivisionHas to be one of the greatest times I served.
Simmonds, RonaldMMFA TO MM2Jun 10, 1955 – Sep 1, 1958M #4 Main Engine RoomPlankowner, reported to APL for precom detail from MMA School Great Lakes in June 1955 at Newport News. Remained aboard until early separation In Sept. 1958.
Wright, LanceMMCM RetJun 15, 1955 – Dec 10, 1957M DivisionReport to ship in Newport News as MM3 left Dec 1957 as MM1 stayed in Navy 26 years retired MMCM
Struble, HankIC 1Jul 1955 – Dec 1, 1958EUSS Forrestal after IC A School. Engineering Dept. Plankowner, made Shakedown, 1st Med Cruise, North Atlantic Cruise, part of 2nd Med Cruise. Left Ship in Barcelona. Am a Life member USS Forrestal Reunion Association.
Hoffman, PeterFTA3Jul 1955 – Jun 1958Fox DivI served with the 4th Div (Captain's Gig) 1st 10 months for pre-commission & shakedown cruise (Plank Owner), then on to Fox Div. Many great experiences. Too bad we can't go back & relive them. Be happy we had them!
Thielk, Donald (Red)DC2Jul 15, 1955 – May 20, 1957RAlthough I did'nt know it at the time, serving on Forrestal and serving my country in the U.S. Navy was one of the highlights of my life. Memories and friendships will remain forever. Thanks for the memories!
Rhoads, RodSERGEANTAug 1955 – Sep 1957Gunnery-Marine DetachmentProud to have been a plankowner on a great ship.My outstanding memory was going flank speed for the Med in Oct 1956 during Suez Invasion -We thought the time had come!
Britton, RoyalRM3Aug 1955 – Nov 15, 1956OCPLANK OWNER. HAVE DOCUMENT. ALSO HAVE ORIGINAL CVA-59 ZIPPO LIGHTER. MADE RM2 ON BOARD.
Snodgrass, John P. (Pat)Seaman, yeomanAug 1955 – May 1957V-6 Div Air DepartmentI worked in the ship's com[any Air Department, V-6, assign to Air Office from the pre-commissioning to her first Med cruise in 1957. I left the ship in Greece and flew back for separation in 1957. Also worked PriFly
Bohannan, Donald R.GM3Aug 15, 1955 – Oct 15, 19575th
Eaglin, JamesAB3Sep 1955 – Jun 1958V1
Remmick, Martin (Bud)EM2Oct 1955 – Feb 1957E
Remmick, Martin (Bud)EM3Oct 1955 – Feb 1957EPlank Owner / Present for Commisioning
Schneider, AlfredFP2Oct 1955 – Aug 1957RepairWas also a member of the ship's band until a regular Navy band came aboard.
Schmidt, DonaldSeamanOct 1955 – Apr 1958First
Pearcy, JackOct 1, 1955 – Nov 1, 1956ust wanted any of my father-in -law's, Jack Pearcy, shipmates from the Forrestal that he passed away on October 17th, 2005. He had many fond memories of his time aboard the Forrestal.
McNamara, RaymondYN3Oct 1, 1955 – Dec 3, 1957A-Log RoomLoved it
Thomas, WilliamOct 1, 1955 – 1958I am doing this for my father who died in 1978. when he went into the navy he was on the LEYTE then went to the FORRESTAL when she was commisioned ,so now I have the plank papers. Anyone know how I can get me a peice of the ship??
Bruno, RichardairmanOct 1, 1955 – Apr 11, 1958V2 catapults
Carpenter, JimAEM3Oct 1, 1955 – Dec 1, 1956V6assigined to the flight deck and provided auxillary power for aircraft on launch pad. drove the nc5 aux power vehicle. Very exciting time of my life it is a great ship.
Savino, RobertADR2Oct 27, 1955 – Aug 23, 1957Was with VAW 12
Glazebrook, MorrisAIRMAN 1ST CLASSNov 1955 – Jul 1957P 3My dad served aboard the USS Forrester 1955~1957, I would love to hear from others that served during that time so I could pass the information on to him. Thank You
Rauls, JamesFT1Nov 1955 – Jan 1957Fox
Laux, BillADCSNov 1, 1955 – Sep 1, 1976
Eggleston, Wayne BT2Dec 27, 1955 – Sep 9, 1959B mmr 2the beginning of my life, really enjoyed the tour. spent the rest of working carrer in same industry, as utility plant operator and as code inforcement for boiler & pressure vessel construction and repair. still working as a consultant.

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