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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 – 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
Berry, RonaldET31966 – 1967OE
Buscher, Terry (Busch)AMS-31966 – 1968Air FramesLooking for anyone from VAW123 during the time fram of 1966 to 1968
Elmer, George E.AQF-31966 – 1967VF-11WestPac Cruise
Summers, William/ BillEN31966 – Jan 1968A4 Boat shop
Hilliard, JackE41966 – 1967v2
Buczynski Jr, Ted (Buz)E-51966 – 1971Repair
Nichols, Harvey [nick]MM31966 – 1969E Division
Moore, Richarde31966 – 1967ExecutiveThe fire and the bravery of the crew will always be in my memory
Dillard, BarryYN21966 – 1967OPERATIONS AND EXECUTIVEWAS ABOARD DURING THE FIRE. WORKED FOR LCDR TRUESDALE IN THE OPS AND LT SMALLWOOD IN THE CAPTAINS OFFICE. WORKED WITH CARL RATNER AND HOWARD CURTIS
Crozier, FrankAE21966 – 1969AIMDThis was the first and the last carrier I served on during my career
Casto, WilliamE41966 –crI was on Radio Duty the day the USS Forrestal occured until we got back into port.
Kalapinski, GaryRD3Jan 1966 – Apr 1969OIJust trying to contact someone
Rainey, RaymondBM3Jan 1966 – Sep 19673rdCame aboard in Athens. Was on Board during the fire. Anyone else onboard durin gthe fire have major heath issues afterwords?
Brussell, JimABH-3Jan 1, 1966 – Aug 3, 1969V-3Secretary/Treasurer of the USS Forrestal CVA/CV/AVT 59 Association Inc.
Tanner, TomAO3Jan 5, 1966 – Oct 9, 1969"G" FLT ORDA lot of fond memories but some bad ones to espcially July 67
Davis, Jerry (Bouncy)YN3Jan 14, 1966 – Dec 1967Operation DepartmentWorked under Lcdr Sloan, Lcdr Truesdale, 1st class yeoman Carns, and with Haywood (NMN) Perkins, Carl Ratner, Kreklau, -Ships Captain J. K. Beling (later Rear Admiral, Finest ship CAptain there was. His actions saved us
Gilbert, RichSEAMANFeb 7, 1966 – Dec 21, 1967S3I wish I could do it all over again, my joyed my time in the Navy. I meant a lot of nice people. I also seen a lot countries.
Gilbert, RichsnFeb 12, 1966 – Mar 5, 1966supply
Morgan, BruceIC-FA to IC-2Mar 1966 – Nov 1967E-4
Smith, Mitchell profile iconEM3Mar 1966 – Sep 1967E DivisionHad several good Buddies, Mark Dyer, Jack L Parker, Stanley & others. We all had a good time and became closer after the "Fire On The Flight Deck".
Saxman, RoyPhotographers Mate 3rd ClassMar 1966 – Oct 6, 1969OP
Davis, BobETR2Mar 1, 1966 – May 31, 1966Operations Electronics
Morgan, BruceIC3Mar 12, 1966 – Nov 17, 1967E-4My brother and I both were in E-4 division during the fire. For 18 hours we didn't know if the other was OK or not. But the good news is that we both survived and returned home to our families.
Miller, Mel Guitar Man From KentuckySKApr 1966 – Jun 1967Store Keeperemail my son to get my number miller.marshall@rocketmail.com
Colyer, CharlesRD3Apr 1966 – Dec 1967OI
Nelson, VictorANApr 1, 1966 – May 9, 1969G GMThose in control,sent, those out of control,where??? To the ELEVATOR CREW, send me a email if you have some knowledge of who is still alive, Torgy,Matt,Fanny,Dino,Winners, still out there ??? LIBERTY call NORFOLK to NYC
Fecarotta, JoeEM2May 1966 – Mar 27, 1970Electrical
Shelor, Arlis profile iconSH3May 1, 1966 – Oct 12, 1969S3Made one tour to West Pac on another carrier then started another tour with the Forrestal in early 67. Fond memories of shipboard life.
Randolph, Dane "Widge"AME 3Jun 1966 – Dec 1968VF-74My father served on the Forrestal and was always proud of the time he served in the Navy. He passed away in 2004. He will be missed.
Rook, Roy profile iconairmanJun 1966 – Dec 17, 1967v4
Dehart, DonSignalman 3rd ClassJul 1966 – Jun 1968CS DivisionLooking for shipmates mates: Martin Taylor, Louis Green, David Martinez, Bob Keuhlman, D. Fernandez or anyone from our deployment in 1967.
Beattie, EarlADJ2Jul 1, 1966 – Jul 1, 1970VA-106The time aboard will never be forgotten.
Strah, MichaelCV59Aug 1966 – Oct 1967VF 74Looking for anyone belonging to this fighter squadron during Forrestal fire. E-mail my daughter if so.
Norton Jr, William CE3Aug 1966 – Apr 29, 1969R
Haglund, StephanABE 1Aug 1966 – Sep 1971V-2
Bourgault, RonaldFNSep 3, 1966 – Feb 3, 1968Rlove to hear from shipmates e-mail roncva59@yahoo.com
Reiter, EugeneE3Sep 10, 1966 – Jul 10, 1968R DivisionServed on Forrestal during the fire. Lucky to survive, still feel for all the sailors who perished. Looking for Ray Perl, Corby Foster, Darryl Heims. Living in Iowa on a farm. Married with two children and one grandchild
Timmerman, William (Bill)HN/ Hospital CorpsmanOct 1966 – 1967MedicalWill never forget all the fallen shipmates, and my friend Allen Metz who died on 29 July 1967 may you all rest in peace!!!
Callan, Jeffrey profile iconRD3Oct 1966 – Dec 1968OI*FLASH** Forrestal towed from Philla to Tx scrap yard, Feb.04,2014, 0515hrs. I have pic's taken at the time. She was NOT in good shape when she was towed away, looked very bad.
Walters, Berniee4Oct 3, 1966 – Aug 13, 1969V2 aft catsTrying to reach artie Martinez.
Johnson, JohnE2 ABOct 21, 1966 – Dec 4, 1967V-2WORKED ON #2 CAT
Lagonegro, JosephDC3Nov 1966 – Jul 1970R
James, RobPT-2Nov 1966 – Jul 1968OZ / IOICFirst ship and the best I had the honor to have served on.
James, RobPT-2Nov 1966 – Jul 1968OZ / IOICFirst ship and the best I had the honor to have served on.
Ritchie, Johne3Nov 1966 – Sep 29, 1969v4retired from us postal service live in ny state looking for ken reinhart
Palmer, AlMM2Nov 5, 1966 – Aug 1, 1970A-3Well, what can we say! 3 years 8 months 26 days and as an AC&R gabg member there was no spae (less the nukies) that I didn't see. I started seeing what we missed in March 95 and now go to the Mekong almost every month. An advantage of living in A
Dimmer, WilliamCYN3Nov 17, 1966 – Nov 1968CRI am retired now. I think the most important and exciting part of my life was my time spent on Forrestal. A day rarely goes by that I don't think about my shipmates lost in July 68.
Dimmer, WilliamCYN3Nov 17, 1966 – Nov 10, 1968CRI served aboard in CR Division {communications} I was say to see the proud lady shipped for scrap metal. A part of my life is gone now.
Martinez, ArtieAMS/ANDec 1966 – Nov 1967V2Although I was on the Forrestal for only a short time, I had a great time and met some good friends.

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