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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 2010 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
Dunkelberger, RonaldAN1968 – 1969GTo long ago to remember the excat dates...Senior moment..
Richardson, JohnE21968 – 19692ND OFFICEWORKED WITH PO2 WRIGHTSMAN, JAMES BROADRICK, PENROD
Tenny, Jamespft ?1968 –Northern ?I am looking for anyone who may remember James Tenny, he was on the Forrestal, 1968-1969. I am also looking for any photos of crew mates as he never recieved his year book. Thank you for any help, it would mean alot
Devlin, DevRD11968 – 1972OIMade OSC aboard the FID on the second tour. Missed the Big Fire but continue to remember them all every July. The however is - I was aboard for the next three. Life goes on- and the older we get - the better we were!
Sparks, Coy / DaveAK3Jan 1, 1968 – Oct 7, 1969S-6WHN THE THE FORRESTAL WHEN HIS WAS COMING OUT OF DRY DOCK FROM THE BIG FIRE, AND WAS ON HER WHEN SOMEONE SET THE TIRE STORAGE TO TRY TO STOP HER FROM GING TO SEA AGAIN. MADE TWO MED, CRS
Oswalt, RobertAIRMANJan 2, 1968 – Jun 10, 1969(Hanger Bay Hackers) (Dental Tech)Was a Hanger Bay Hacker. Then a Dental Tech at Bestheda Naval Hospital. After Navy went into computers with Motorola. 1988-2000 Director (Europe, Middle East , Africa) of WAN networks. Retired at age 52yr 2000. Now playing lots of Golf
Robson, ChuckBT 2Jan 2, 1968 – Sep 2, 1971B div 3 &4 mmrMcNutt, Hassel, Smock,Taylor,Below,Westman,Keefer --too many to list. where are you now ? Had a blast, didn't we.?!
Pantoja, MichaelABH3Jan 12, 1968 – Oct 10, 1969V1Learned alot and enjoyed working the Flight Deck
Perrilloux, Anderson/andyE-3 seamen Boatson mateFeb 1968 – Mar 1970Boatsons mate I'm looking for a shipmate with the last name Bradshaw who was the Boxing Champ of the 6th fleet 68/69, who was from Florida.
Blevins, AndrewanFeb 28, 1968 – Apr 22, 1968V-2 A/GWent on board after A-school/ attached. to a/g clean up .Transferred to USS JFK pre comm unit/ served JFK A/G / discharged Dec.1970
Frenzel, Pete 'Blade'AC-3Mar 26, 1968 – Feb 6, 1970OC (CATCC)Arrived on board off-shore Norfolk while she was taking on ordinance for first Gitmo shakedown after The Fire, then 2 Med Cruises. May 2014 she was scrapped for 1 cent but will be in my heart & memory forever. Farewell..
Lagasse, Patrick M.ABF2Apr 1968 – Nov 1971V-4
Cooper, HenryAG-3Apr 1968 – Mar 1969VF-11I was an Aerographer's Mate, assigned to a fighter squadron. This made as much sense as having an ADJ aboard the U. S. S. Hope. Go figure.
Sweeney, DanABE 3RD CLASSApr 1968 – May 1970V-2 /arresting gearI picked up the ship right after it came out of the yards from the fire in late 1967. We got reassigned to the 6th fleet and I made 3 Med. cruises on the Forrestal. Working in the "gear" was an experience I'll never forget....ever!
Robinson, JonathanAC3Apr 1968 – Dec 1969OC
Ronk, Lawrence (Larr)MM3Apr 1968 – 1970EngineeringPart of Engine Room #3, served with a great bunch of guys. I will always remember MM1 Williams and my best friend Richard Birdsong from Texas.
Nichols, LoydSM1Apr 15, 1968 – Jun 5, 1970CSI HAD A TERRIFIC NAVY CAREER AND WOULD NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT IT FOR THE WORLD
Skwarlo, DavidE-4/EM3May 1968 – Dec 1971EMy first Navy experience and I finally retired in 1998 but there was a ten year break in service.
Walters, BarryJO2May 1968 – Mar 1969Public Affairs OfficeGood times. Good memories. Too bad the Forrestal couldn't have been saved and turned a floating museum. It would have been great to visit her again.
Davis, Dwight/steve/daveE5/EMMay 1968 – Dec 1, 1971E DivisionI am looking for my friend James Mcginnis, or any other shipmates that was on the ship at the same time.
Laplante, Daniel / DanE-4May 1, 1968 – Dec 1970Exceutive division/print shopI enjoyed the time I spent in the print shop,photo lab next was located in next compartment. I had the only GYM to work out on board. Remember the day Secretary of the Navy (Chaffe) came on board.
Miller, HaroldAK1Jul 1968 – Jul 1969S-6
Hannas, JeffBM2Jul 1, 1968 – Jun 1, 19704th Div. DeckLanded on her deck in a cod in the med. Does anyone remember that night there was heavy sea's off the seawall Barcalona Spain. 2 Liberty Boat went down and was a drift and a another boat came to the rescue.That was me and my crew.
Metz, RobertLtjgJul 8, 1968 – Dec 2, 1968CICI was a OOD Underway and a CIC Watch Officer. We went to GITMO twice and 9 months in the Med in 1968/69.
Basara, Louis Ratbm3Aug 1968 – Jul 19721stHad some pretty good times on the firey fid. When I used to eat chow (good and plenty) when the FIRE FIRE in Compartment....everybody would pause and wait for the GQ alarm to go off. 3 Med cruises and now USN ret.
Matthews, BruceABE2Aug 1968 – Sep 1972V2 Bow CatsMade 3 cruises to the Med, saw some beautiful scenery. Drank some good beer!
McClain, FlattopSH SN3Aug 12, 1968 – Apr 17, 1970S-3 SupplyAssigned to Sales Office, special orders.
Frazier, AlexMachinist Mate 3rdAug 28, 1968 – Jan 4, 1971A-1Started in 1st division as a seaman 1st class on Aug.28,1968 and ended as a machinist mate 3rd class Jan. 4, 1971.
Kay, WarrenFTG3Sep 7, 1968 – Aug 1, 1971Point DefenseProud to have served on the Great CVA59
Lundberg, JoeEMCSOct 1968 – Aug 1972EWas the chief of the A& O shop while aboard. Great ship, anyone know about Jack Sawyer.
Weeter, DannyE 3Oct 5, 1968 – Jul 24, 1970S 2Ready to go back to sea!
Loftus, MikeCVA59Oct 20, 1968 – Mar 24, 1972My brother & I were both on the Forrestal. We had some great times & made a lot of friends.We were both in G div.
Trenary, William, BillE3Nov 1968 – May 1971V2 Arresting GearEnjoyed my time aboard, met a lot of interesting people and saw a lot of far flung places. Nearing retirement. Have had my own repair shop for 15 years. Curious about Eric Stegner. Has anyone seen him?
Bjorken, WayneGMG-2Nov 28, 1968 – Sep 2, 1972GI worked in the ship's armory performing small arms and magazine sprinkler systems maintenance.
Clifford, PhilAO3Dec 1968 – Jun 1971GMEnjoyed my tour on the FID
Tooley, RobertAO3Dec 1968 – Nov 1972AIMD IM3 AO-710Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there (anymore) Had a great time with a lot of great people... thank you
Brighthaupt, Bobamh3Dec 1968 – Apr 1969vf11 tad to aimdshe was a good ship and glad to have met the people I got to know
Thompson, RichardAMH-31969 – 1971VF-11
Zinno, CarmineAK21969 – 1971AIMDI WAS ON THE SHIP LATE 1969 THRU EARLY 1971. I WAS ASSIGNED TO THE AIMD DIVISION.
Matthews, JackIC31969 – 1971Engineering, EHello shipmates I served on the Forrestal, as an Interior Communication (ICman) in E Division from 1969-1971. Work on the 1MC, Phones dial and sound powered.
Lucas, RayAZ31969 – 1970VA-36 ROADRUNNERSBEST 8 MONTHS OF MY LIFE
Henderson, DarrellSK31969 – Jan 1973S-6A great experience aboard as well as seeing the Med three times. Worked S-6 Receiving...Anyone here in S-6 from '69-'73?
Beers, BruceAO31969 – 1970GM
Alden, DaleE31969 – 19712nd DivisionServed under Captain Demiler and Captain Sneed!
Colleran, MikeE21969 – 1971RLooking to contact Pipefitters Danny Mastranzi, Dick Branham & Atwell.
Hal, PhillipsAO31969 – 1969G DivI picked up the USS Forrestal in the Portsmouth shipyards after the fire got back on tour took her down for a shake down cruise down to Gitmo,,,then back up to Norfolk Virginia,and over to the Med
Moran-devlin, DespinaMy father served Theodoros Moran1969 –Looking for Theodoros Moran years served any infoHi looking for anyone that may remember my dad...Theodoros Moran...I know he worked "hooking up aircraft", don't know much else. He went to Spain, and Japan...Looking to see if anyone remembers my dad,
Vizza, Peter G.RD31969 – 1971OII know now that my time aboard the Forrestal was a real adventure and one I will never forget. Med cruise was a true experience,only sorry I didn't do a better job of keeping in touch with the friends I made back then.
Newton, JamesPN21969 – 1969VA46
Escobedo, JuanE-3Jan 1, 1969 – Jan 1, 1970Flight crew
Hughes, SteveAO2Jan 2, 1969 – Jul 1, 1971G-DivisionWorked in AOCS and Ordnance office as ammo stock recorder. Left ship for NAS PAX River. Discharged Aug 1972
Callanan, DennisPC3Jan 21, 1969 – Nov 10, 1969A4I transferred from the USS Tallahatchie County AVB2 and picked up the Forrestal in January at Naples,Italy. I completed the Med cruise and was aboard for carrier quals in August. I was discharged on Nov.10,1969
Shuck, KarlRM3Mar 1969 – Aug 1971CR (Communications) Ship's CompanyWish I had taken advantage of seeing the sights in the places we had liberty.
Bonanno, JackATR-3Apr 1969 – Jul 8, 1970RVAH -13Med Cruise - Dec 69 July 70. Attached to RVAH -13 "Batmen".
Callahan, VicBM3Apr 1969 – Dec 19701st Division/DeckDuring the last five years I've been able to meet up with some shipmates from 40 years ago. Really enjoyed the annual reunions- met some great guys who served onboard different years than I did-thanks to reunion organizers****!
Smith, MichaelQM3Apr 3, 1969 – Nov 3, 1970Navigation
Williams, SamICCS(SS) / E8Apr 29, 1969 – Apr 24, 1972EChief in charge of IC. Many good memories of a lot of great people. I orginized and ran the "Forrestal Follies"
Finley, JamesBM 2ND CLASS (E5)May 5, 1969 – Mar 3, 19731stServed under Captain Demiler and Captain Sneed!
Dave, GleinnABE 2Jun 15, 1969 – Sep 1971V-2
Peterson, David / RabbitE 5 / SIGNALMANJun 30, 1969 – May 20, 1972CS / Signalman2 Med criuises 69-70 & 71. Had great time in Europe, skiing, golfing, & sightseeing. Saw alot of places I would not have if not for Navy. Would like to hear from other Signalman's and Nav guy's fm 09 and 08 decks. I remember my friends w
Motley, BernieEN2Jul 1969 – Jul 1971and A-4Worked in # 1 Main Engine Room for 6 months then transferred to A-4 Division Boat Shop and Emergency Diesel Generator Rooms. Got to know a lot of Great Shipmates and I enjoyed my tour on the FID Hope the FID becomes a Museum soon.
Richards, OkeyAMCSJul 1969 – Jul 7, 1972VF-11Last ship, squadron, and tour of duty prior to retiring. A great, ship, squadron and group of men to serve on, in, and with. I regret retiring instead of accepting E-9 and assignment to COMNAVAIRLANT as Career Counselor.
Ebert, DukeAZ-2Jul 15, 1969 – Jul 15, 1970VA-36 RoadrunnersUp from Jacksonville, FL. Lost my reporting officer in January, 1970 on a night flight (vertigo). Great ship. Great liberty. Go Naval Air.
Jozwiak, FrancisSH3Jul 23, 1969 – Jul 17, 1973S-3Been alot of places and seen alot of things on the FID wish I could do it all again.
Michaud, MichaelPN3Aug 1969 – Feb 1973ESOGreat time on the Forrestal, loved the Med cruises, Looking for shipmates, Bob Rolloff, Joe Pate and others
Sayers, Fred / CaseyDATA PROCESSINGAug 1969 – Aug 1971S-7Nothing like being at sea. Still remember that like it was yesterday.
Kroegel, JerrySNAug 1969 – May 1973Dental
Hirschhorn, MarcFNAug 1969 – Jul 2, 1971AStarted in A5 Machine Shop, went mess cooking and ended up in A1 Hydraulics. Worked in No. 1 Elevator, Sea and Anchor station was the Anchor Windless, Stood watches in No. 1 Elevator and the Sterring Gears
Rodgers, AlEMCMAug 15, 1969 – Nov 24, 1972EJUST THROWING OUT MY INFO TO SEE IF ANYONE REMEMBERS ME. Fully retired in Carmel.IN
Thompson, JohnFireman/e3Aug 29, 1969 – Aug 30, 1972M
McPherson, RichardMM3Sep 1969 – Dec 1972Machinery
Thompson, RichardAMH3Sep 1969 – May 1971VF-11
Caldwell, Warren (Buff)E3Sep 1969 – Jun 1973AWe spent alot of time at sea but I learned alot and saw spectacular places. Great memories of my time spent on this ship. Proud to have served!
Melvin, RonaldRDSNSep 5, 1969 – Aug 5, 1973OIWORKED HARD PLAYED HARD AND RAISED HELL . STILL IN CONTACT WITH FRIENDS MADE WHILE ABOARD
Ward, MikeBT3Oct 1969 – Mar 1973B Boiler Repair Shop
Ring, SteveMM3Oct 1969 – Jun 1973Proud to have served my Country aboard the Forrestal
McNutt, DonBT2Oct 1969 – Mar 1973BI worked in 4mmr. hard work with great guy`s also good times with the same guy`s
Abarientos, Antonio (Tony)CS3Nov 1969 – May 1971S-2
Roberts, WilliamSANov 1969 – Jul 2, 19713rd Division, Boatswain's mateSad to hear of Forrestal's fate, sold for a penny after all the good years she put in and the people that lived and died on her. It would be nice if some of the salvage metal was earmarked for souvenirs. Sponson 5 JPfuel
Weng, BobLT(jg)Nov 1969 – May 31, 1972OI
Henkel, DavidETR2Nov 10, 1969 – Mar 21, 1972OELet's bring her home to Baltimore! Visit my webpage at members.cox.net/saltywog/
Armbrust, BobAW2Dec 10, 1969 – Jun 10, 1970Helicopter AntiSubmarine Squadron 11Flew as ASW crewman in HS-11. Also flew plane guard missions. Was deployed on Forrestal during the 69-70 Med Cruise.
Gram, Philby-philE-3Dec 17, 1969 – Sep 15, 1971navigationSis, Selhiem, Chief Czarnil, contact me if you see this, sorry about cutting out like that Chief.

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