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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 1897 crew members registered for the USS Forrestal (CV 59).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1955 | 1956 – 1958 | 1959 – 1960 | 1961 – 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 – 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
Bowen, JeffAA1970 – Apr 1972V-2 A/GOnly if I'd been aboard her and had the maturity to know the good times I was in and the good people I was with. I'd have stayed and made rank. Have been a cop now for 21 years. Training Sgt. now, the irony. Glad I had the priviledge
Moore, TobyAO31970 – 1974G Div.My years aboard the Forrestal were among the best of my life, but I didn't realize it then. Youth is wasted on the young, they say. Shout out to Pat Paschal, Randy Saunders, Bill Walker, Bill Szumski, and all the others.
Elsbernd, MarkOS31970 – 1973oimany good times on forrestal
Schaffer, William (Schaff)EM11970 – 1971ECatapults and Arreseting gear Electrician had a fantastic crew in that shop. Left for shore duty at NOB Port Services worked on tug boats. What a trip.
Oviedo, RolandYN31970 – 1972Ships CompanyBeing assigned to Ships Company was the first off the ship when we use to pull to port overseas sure do miss those times, especially Athens, Greece
Walker, William(Bill)AO 31970 – 1972G div
Sobel, Harveygm31970 –weaponsI served on the Med cruise 1970-71 with stops in Corfu and Malta Athens where I pulled shore pat. I had a good time with my fellow crew members. I would like to know if there will be a reunion soon .overall good times!
Jackson, Melvin ( Pat )IC11970 – 1973E
Smith, WilliamPT21970 – 1971CCD4
Garner (Garns), Michael (Mike)E31970 – 1972Navigation (Quartermaster)Had a great time while on there. Great crew.
Burton, RoberrtFTM21970 – 1972FOX
Escobedo, JuanE4Jan 1, 1970 – Jan 1, 1970Rescue and recoverPetty officer 1st. Class Juan Escobedo Vietnam veteran
Lambert, PaulHT3Jan 10, 1970 – Jun 21, 1971RTWO MED CRUISES IN THE PIPE SHOP WITH HT2 COCHRAN,HT2 BRANHAM HT2 MUSTANSIE CHIEF NOUD HT1 BELTCHER
Furlow, JohnAC2Jan 15, 1970 – Aug 1, 1970OC
Escobedo, JuanE4Jan 20, 1970 – Jan 20, 1970Rescue and recoverPetty officer 1st. Class Juan Escobedo Vietnam veteran
Cluxton, Dannye2Apr 1970 – Aug 19731st divlanded on it chip&paint anchor chain etc good times
McCommon, RobertABE2May 1970 – Jun 1972V2Good times & long hours remembered. A time of my life that i'm proud of.
Escobedo, JuanE-3May 5, 1970 – Nov 20, 1970Flight crew
Moro, Dave ( Flash )E-2May 20, 1970 – Jan 9, 1974BWas in B div. 1 mmr nickname flash
Saunders, RandyAOCS (RET) THEN AO2Jun 1970 – Sep 1973G (Magazines/Bomb Assy)This was my first tour after "A" school. I learned a lot that helped me in my next assignment at Rosy Roads, PR. Met a lot of great friends on the Forrestal and would love to hear from my former shipmates. Retired Jan 1990.
Henry, William B. " Blue "ABHANJul 1970 – Feb 1974V-1 Crash and SalvageI worked in Crash and Smash as the driver of the MB-5 crash and rescue truck. Looking for shipmates who served with me. I remember all of the scary and dangerous times on the flight deck.Served with Chief Baer, and OL Man Deshazo.
Cutillo, Ralphe3Jul 1970 – Nov 1971shipservicemandoes anybody know when the acciden thappened on the flight deck and the person was killed
Haggerty, DennisYN2Jul 1970 – Jun 1972Operation
Paine, BruceAO3Jul 1970 – Sep 6, 1971GBill, I married a lady from Massachusetts named Barbara also. Still riding a Honda.
Aiken, KennethPNCSJul 15, 1970 – Sep 10, 1972Command Career Counselor
Fitzgerald, Ed (Fitz)BM 2Aug 1970 – May 19713rd
Mattison, Joseph ''squeek''MACHINIST MATE 3RD CLASSAug 1970 – Jan 1974M DIVISIONMADE 2 MED. CRUISES, AND MADE MANY FRIENDS! AM RETIRED NOW FROM COMMERCIAL ROOFING! HAVE 2 DAUGHTERS AND 1 GRAND-DAUGHTER! WOULD ENJOY HEARING FROM SNIPEMATES FROM 3MMR! ANCHORS AWEIGH!!!
Moyers, Stephen / SteveHT3Aug 15, 1970 – Jun 19, 1972
Del Pilar, FrankSeamanAug 24, 1970 – 1974S-3
Sheene, DallasOS1Sep 1970 – Nov 15, 1978OIHey Dingman if you see this e-mail me .
Gifford, Stephen {steve}ADJ-3Sep 1970 – Apr 1972AIMDThe best Ship I served on!!
Joblin, SidAO2Sep 11, 1970 – Sep 1, 1971GMMade 1 Med Cruise. Great experience after 3 years of shore duty.
Morris, Terrybt3Oct 1970 – May 1973boilerroomgood poeple dint care to much for the duty
Jones, BarryYN3Oct 1970 – Apr 1971va59I would like to find Jerry Atkins and any other shipmate in the winter 1971 med. cruise. I enjoyed seeing all the fun places on the cruise.
Pratt, Joel (Jc)Interior Communication Electrician 2nd class IC2Oct 1970 – Dec 1973ELooking back, I enjoyed my work, the travel, friendships. The food was OK except sterilized milk or once the roaches in the bread. You guys remember that I bet.
Anderson, AndersonAQANNov 1970 – Jun 1971VF 11 -- Line DivisionGreat ship and a great line division -- Paul Chisolm, Gary Lynch, Edgar Burns, David Fuller...
Haskell, SteveAANov 21, 1970 – Sep 20, 1972V-1
Paolucci, John R.E3Dec 1970 – Apr 19723MMRIf I only new then what I know now!
Zandstra, RandySNDec 24, 1970 – Jul 1, 1971OIMy first ship, what a great time, my first Med. cruise. While underway I was assigned lookout, and worked my way into CIC, OI Div. Loved it there, great crew
Iannaccone, LouDP3Dec 30, 1970 – Sep 15, 1972S-7Mess cooking with Lt Jimmie Connors, Med Cruise, S-7 Division with Lt Dave Holland Smith, Cole, Sims, Spurlock, Huber, Giovanelli, D'Angelo, Hyde, Prall, Powell, Baxter, Fire , Dry Dock, unch of new guys, then out.... I got there short!!!

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