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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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There are 2009 crew members registered for the USS Forrestal (CV 59).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1955 | 1956 – 1958 | 1959 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 1963 – 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hardesty, DonAOAN1956 – 1957Air Group CAG 1Made 2 shakedown & Qual cruises in 56. Back aboard in Jan 57 to make 1st Med Cruise. We were the Tophatters VF-14, Oldest & Boldest. Made the North Atlantic, Scotland and England, Operation Strikeback. Made Tiger cruise from Mayport to Portsmouth
Miller, Eddie (Radar)AIRMAN1956 – 1958VAH-7stationed in sanford florida from 55 -58. Everyone knew me as "Radar"
McMullen (Brady/my adopted name), David J.1956 – 1960My name is David J. Brady(Brady is my adopted name).My father was David J. McMullen.He served in the navy on the Forrestal and i would love to hear from some of his shipmates.He died when i was 1. Please help me to get to know my Dad.
Magri, JohnPFC1956 – 1959Marine DetachmentSpecial guard for Princess Grace Kelly and Prince Raineir of Monacco on June 08, 1957 under Admiral Arnold.
Aston, WilliamLTJGJan 1956 –VF-41 ATG-181Pilot in fighter squadron assigned to CV-59 on initial cruise and shakedown .
Gosford, JohnBM3Jan 1, 1956 – May 10, 19592ndwould like to hear from any one on the ship at these times these were great men who loved serving their country aboard a ship gosfordpark@msn.com
Kramer, WilliamBT3Jan 19, 1956 – Jul 19, 1959B MMR 2Out of boot camp report to USS Forrestal. Made 1st and 2nd med cruise. Nato cruise. On Forrestal until inlistment expired. Had the best time of my life
Zack, Andrewmm3Mar 1956 – 1959a division airconditioning
Webb, GeorgeANJul 9, 1956 –V6Worked flight deck crew driving a nc 5 jeep to jump start jets with AE Crew
Fredette, FredRM3Sep 1956 – Jun 30, 1960Radio TeleType room (RATT ROOM) Radio Room to Radio Teletype Supervisor 57 -60. 57 North Atlantic/ ARTIC CIRCLE. SPEED Run in 56 VA -FLA Liverpool England, Yougoslovia, -ARAFAT in Lebanon- Viet Nam GQs 4 on NATO Artic Circle Vicious storm
Fredette, Frederick F.RM3Sep 1956 – Jun 1960Radio RoomMade supervisor of RATT Room 3 Med tours went to active reserve duty for remainder of 6 year enlistment. Realized 20 years later I should have take their offer
Richardson, MaxLT. (J. G.)Sep 1, 1956 – Jun 6, 19594th, M, MPAOOD (inport and underway); EOOW. Second Ensign to qualify as OOD (underway) on Forrestal.
Stutesman, Lawrence StutesmanEM3Oct 1956 – May 1958EngineeringPlank Owner A+O shop Looking for Calvin Keich lstutes@yahoo.com
Fialkowski, William (Bill)SEAMANOct 7, 1956 – May 15, 1958COMCARDIV 4WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SHIPMATES FROM FORRESTAL - COMCARDIV 4
Ginete, LeonardoSK2Nov 26, 1956 – Sep 29, 1959S1Great ship, looking for SK3 Melvin Wannamaker, last known address Tampa, Fl... Im in Guam...671-653-1245
Williams, BobbySK31957 – 1959looking for any and all crew members from the uss forrestal during this time period
Fowler, Deweye31957 –V-1
Turnbell, Forrest HalE41957 – 1961not sureThis is my dad. He is from Carey, OH and will be 73 in Nov. 2011. I would like to find some that served with my dad on the Forrestal. Dad has said he was on the first commission. He received a beer stein for this.
McCloskey, JohnSeaman?1957 – 1959unknownJohn J McCloskey was my father. He died in 1998 from cancer. He was a boatswain's mate and was a plank holder on this boat. He also boxed. I would really like to meet anyone that served with him and or hung out with him.
Johnson, William profile iconSeaman1957 – 1960Second division
Deppert, EdDK31957 – 1959S4Absolutely the best time spent serving our country
Allemang, CyANFeb 1957 – Apr 1959OP and OII was in awe of the ship when I first went aboard in Beirut, Lebanon. It was great duty to serve on that ship. I was transferred to VF-103 Crusader squadron in April 1959. Made two Med cruises and one NATO cruise .
Brown, NormanABE3Mar 19, 1957 – Aug 22, 1961V2 AFTERCATSWOULD LIKE TO CONTACT AFTERCATS CREW
Mustacaros, ErnieANApr 2, 1957 – Apr 2, 1959v2 I had fond memories of a great ship! Anyone on the ship with me can contact me Would love to hear from you...
Mortimer, JohnANMay 1, 1957 – Apr 23, 1959
Snoga, PrestonE3Jun 1957 – Sep 3, 1959V1Hey guys, just found this site. See a lot of names I recognize. My duty station was Spin-12. I won't have internet until end of this year but am going to the reunion Sept 2010 in San Diego. Hope to see lot of you there.
Billings, BillCVA-59Jun 15, 1957 – Apr 29, 1959V-1Enjoyed the Med. cruises also visiting Scotland &England.Worked on the flight deck in crew#1.Hope to hear from any former shipmates.Email is kerf64@aol.com
Williams, Neil profile iconCPL 115 E-3Jul 26, 1957 – Apr 18, 1959Marine DetachmentNeil R. Williams was my father. He served aboard the Forrestal from 1957 to 1959 as a Marine. He died at the age of 34. I'm really hoping to find someone who may have known him.
Fontaine, Emile/junyairmanAug 1957 – Sep 1962Gi AM RETIRED
Moore, Emery LSN/SKG-2Oct 1957 – Sep 1959S-3Aboard for Guantanamo shakedown - 1958, 2nd sixth fleet Forrestal Med Cruise, 2 September 1958 to 12 March 1959. Forrestal was great experience, although, not fully appreciated until sometime later. Would do it again.
McCormick, MelvinSKSN/SK3Oct 19, 1957 – Oct 27, 1960S-1 (SUPPLY)ONE OF THE BEST SHIPS IN FLEET. LATER SERVED ABOARD ENTERPRISE AND TWO NUKE SUBMARINES, USS DACE AND TULLIBEE. HAVE TRIED TO FIND AN SK3 NAMED BOBBY WILLIAMS FROM LOUISVILLE KY. WITHOUT SUCCESS. BLESS YOU ALL.
Tavares, KenANOct 25, 1957 – Aug 13, 1959V2 forward catsI'd like to hear from anyone in V2 division and V1 division.
Demont, BobbybtDec 1957 – Jun 1960engineering
Zimmerman, DonaldAnDec 16, 1957 – Feb 3, 1961Airmen This is for my dad “Zimmy” He passed away in 2009 and just want to know more about his naval life for his grand children
Boyan, Thomas W.AE-31958 – 1959VA-104I was an Aviation Electrition
Ponton, Douglas1958 – 1971
Lister, Robert (Bob) profile icon??1958 – 1963??Bob Lister was my father. He passed away when I was 3 & I'm looking for friends of his from the service. His info: boot camp Co. 59-020; medic; still looking for rank/div. Please email me (dclister@hotmail.com) if you can assist. David
Sabo, Donald E.ADJ31958 – 1959VF103Would like to contact Joe BarberAQC Contact me at dsabo3@msn.com. We are shipmates
Sabo, Donald E.1958 – 1959VF 103
Hierman, CharlesAO31958 – 1959Aviation Ordanance
Watkins, GraydonAKAN1958 – Dec 1958S-2
Rose, RobertCorpsmen1958 –Div H MY DAD: 75 years old, Married, Retired Factory Worker, 12 kids, lots of grand kids & ggrand kids. @17 was in Comp 21 Great Lakes Ill Training Camp. Also, Served on USS Orion & one other ship forgot name.
Hunsucker, RogellEM21958 – 1962EMy crew was Wray,McClelland,Nixon.Lots of buddies,Evans,Tapper!Motes,Seil,, favorite div officer was Amos ShowalterGreat times in Cannes. Loved the med cruises. Am in touch with Wray, Evans and Hess.. Redmon is in Nev.
Peacock, LavarSeaman (?)1958 – 1960UnknownDad passed October 28, 2011, looking for info on stories! Mom remembers a lot of scraping/repainting the desk, I remember fuel lines, would have been his first assignment, 2 years on board, then USS Currituck
Cervantes, RamonLJGJan 10, 1958 –group 6Enjoyed the Mediterranean duty. And the crew of my F4 plane.
Myers, WilliamFNFeb 1, 1958 – Feb 1, 1959
Trudeau, Alfred J. "Al"SNFeb 8, 1958 – Apr 29, 1959OEForrestal was a great ship, and I had great shipmates. I have many fond memories of both the ship and the guys I served with, especially the Med Cruise of 1958-59.
Bozick, John (Bo)mm1Feb 20, 1958 – Aug 28, 1961M- division wish to locate buddies who served with me on FID 59 during my time on board 2/58- 8/61. Worked in 3-main machinery room most of the time. One of the most memorable times in my life while on board.
Drew, Kenneth EdwardRD2Mar 1958 – Jul 7, 1961OIWent on as seaman apprentice out of school, advanced to 2nd Class. Made 3 Med cruises, loved it.
Lynch, PatrickAB-3Mar 20, 1958 – Sep 28, 1960V-1Started in Rep 8 , including time in the HotSuit, did Tractor Driving for a few months and graduated to Director , working on the bow. Played in the R & R band The Admirals. I loved every minute aboard Forrestal.
Hooper, Stephen (Hoop)EN3Apr 1, 1958 – Dec 29, 1961"A" (BOAT SHOP)Those forty four months on the Forrestal served me well.Still in touch with a few fellers.Still go down to look at 59'in Newport.
Pagnetti, NickPFCMay 1, 1958 – Nov 9, 1960Marine DetachmentWas a great adventure. It is disgusting that they are going to sink the first of the suprecarriers and lose it forever. The ship that showed the way to all carriers that followed.
Sullivan, JohnEMJun 20, 1958 – Jun 20, 1960E
Lamontagne, RobertIC2Jul 1958 – Sep 1960E
Przylepa, John PrzylepaADR1Jul 1, 1958 – Mar 1, 1959
Costine, EugeneSN - ET2Aug 1958 – Dec 1960OE
Barber, JoeAQCSep 1958 – Mar 1961VF-103I was in Avaition Fire Control.
Daniels, Robertmm2/p1Sep 1958 –mhad a great time aboard was in #3main engine room
Perry, Ronald profile iconAirmanSep 28, 1958 – Nov 14, 1960V-1
Lockhart, RichardMR 3Oct 10, 1958 – Nov 17, 1961AWorked in the machine shop for 2 years and worked 1 year on the elevator gang hydrolics
Redmond, James W profile iconENS/LTJGNov 10, 1958 – May 15, 1961EElectrical Officer (63) /Engineering Admin (061)
Szymczak, David V. "Ski"ET2Nov 18, 1958 – Nov 1960OELooking for shipmates from the period 1957-1961 to attend 2005 reunion in Nashville
Lambert, CarlABE2Nov 22, 1958 – Jun 8, 1966V2Served two tours, 1958-1962 and 1964-1966. Worked for ABEC TJ Counter in the bow cats. I would like to hear from anyone who served with me.
Thomas, MarlinRD2Dec 24, 1958 – Jun 4, 1962OII came onboard the day of the Bob Hope Christmas show. I made many friends, made three Med cruises, learned lots, released from AD in 1962, on to college.
Palermo, NicholasGM-3Dec 24, 1958 – Jan 16, 19625thI served aboard the Forrestal from Dec. 24, 1958 to Jan. 16, 1962. I was a 3rd Class Gunners Mate when I left the ship. I made 3 Med Cruises during my enlistment and enjoyed every minute of them.

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