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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).

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NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Pettis, James G. Nickname( Pet )E-41973 – 1975Plain CaptinMy father C.O. Pettis and myself served togeather in VA 81 on the U.S.S. Forrestal, and was the first father and son team, Dad was a AO, I was a Plaincaptin, Did 3 Med cruses. I was 17yoa now got 6 kids retired Police officer of 21 years
Shelton, Donsn1973 – 19754th
Williams, TrentonRM11973 – 1975CrLeading RM
Anderson, KarlSH31973 – 1975SHIP SERVICEMANI SERVED FROM 1973-1975. Would love to be able to contact some of my shipmates in my division. We had some great memories !!
Craig, William/billMM31973 – 1975A GangYou guys were all crazy. Remember Barcelona!
Bussie, DavidAE-31973 – 1974AIMDHad a lot of good times and good friends on the FID.
Levoy, Robert EHN1973 – 1974Medical
Whitelock, RichardE31973 –Hull
Trammell, Lonnie, Et Call OhmET-31973 – 1973OELooking for fellow shipmates, whom I served with years ago
Rhoades, Dave (Gypsy)SH51973 – Nov 1976Ship ServicemenStarteded working in the laundry room, ran one of the stores and then ended up being the head cashier for all the stores on board.
Bixby, Robert "joe Bix"MM3Jan 1, 1973 – Jun 1, 1975A Engineering AC&R ShopIt was hard being half a world away from home. The equipment was obsolete and barely functional, the morale low, and the work constant and crushing. I miss my friends, but I was glad to be transferred to the Vulcan after two years.
House, RichardLIJan 13, 1973 – Jan 13, 1976X-Print ShopCame on board in Thessalonica, Greece. Struck for LI. Picked up 3d before I detached. Had friends in X Div, MARDET and PAO. Did a 4 hour Christian music show on radio in 75 cruise.
Solar, WilliamABH3Jan 15, 1973 – Sep 19, 1976V1
Roberts, BillyABH 2Jan 20, 1973 – Jun 14, 1976V-1Looking for anyone who served in this time frame
Wysong, JackieEM3Jan 20, 1973 – Nov 1, 1975EThree Med Cruises, Assigned to the Light Shop & Battery Locker
Sandlin, James H.SK3Jan 25, 1973 – Sep 22, 1975S-1I reported aboard in Athens Greece as an non-rate SR. After Mess Cooking, I began work in Supply and rose to SK3 before separating the day e returned from deployment to the Med in September 1975.
Rulli, Anthony (Tony)AT2Feb 1973 – Apr 1974IM3/AIMD/PMELooking for shipmates who served in the AIMD/PME shop in the 1973 - 1974 time period.
Muniz, TedE-3Feb 6, 1973 – Aug 6, 1973Line
Fox, NelsonAT3Feb 8, 1973 – Mar 12, 1976AIMD & VAW-126Great times on the carrier and in Europe, looking for the old crew
Boswell, JerryMM3Mar 1973 – Aug 1975M #4MMR
Biedenback, Jimmm3Mar 1973 – Jun 5, 1975#1 AuxWas telling some old stories to son in law and got to wondering whatever happened to my old navy buddies
Clover, RobertABH-2Mar 11, 1973 – Sep 15, 1976v-3looking back in time knowing i am proud to have served my country on the uss forrestal
Carserino, William (Bill)HT2Apr 1973 – Dec 1974
Dyer, Greg (Duff)AG2Apr 1973 – Nov 1975OADid 3 Med cruises & was assigned to the ship's weather office. Mainly served under CDR Jim McRee & AGCS Nelson Taylor. I was the ship's TV weatherman on WFOR toward the end of the '75 cruise. Left the Navy to finish my college d
Wilson Sr, MichaelPH2Apr 1973 – May 1975operationsWorked in photo lab
Mann, JeffMM2Apr 12, 1973 – Jul 20, 1974EUSS Sierra Evaporators,next to FID as top watch MMR4 then to MMR2 out and free while at Naples during 1974 Med. trip.
Vazquez, JuananMay 1973 – 1975vaw-126very fond memories.hard work,late hours,loved it .can forget the times in spain,france,grece and italy,great times.
Leary, John P. profile iconABE3May 1, 1973 – Jan 16, 1977V-2 BOWCATSThe best shipmates, friends, and times were when I was aboard the Forrestal.
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Deneen, SteveCS-3 /MS3Jun 1973 – Jun 1976s-2Never forget 75 med cruise when I won a raffle to fly with VAQ-134. Cat shot and being in the air for three hours was great .Even the landing was great.
Greene, Douglasmm3Jun 1973 – Feb 1977a gangyes i hated chief mendoza
Azar, LouisRMCSJun 1973 – Jul 1976CRRadio Officer Dec. 1974-Jul. 1976
Cheek, RickCHEEK AO3Jun 16, 1973 – May 21, 1976Gserving aboard was about the most thrilling part of my life. I saw a specal on the history channel I got curious.What a neat web sight.
Coughlin, MikePO-3/PHJul 1973 – Jul 1975Photo Lab-OP DivisionTwo Med cruises in 1974 and 1975. I remember Gary Dill, Rick Lovell, Scottie, Hernandez, Velez, Rock, & others. Those were great times. As the '73 adage said, "It's now a job, it's an adventure." I Loved it, goNavy
Poretti, RichardDPCJul 1, 1973 – Sep 30, 1976OZSMALL WORLD. RETIRED TO FL. WENT TO WORK FOR SHERIFF'S OFFICE. MET FORMER CREW MEMBER FROM SUPPLY DIV WHO ALSO WORKED FOR SHERIFF'S OFFICE. RETIRED IN 1986 WITH 25 YEARS AS MCPO.
Lambert, Brittams-2Jul 1, 1973 – Dec 25, 1976air/aimdwill never forget my time aboard the fid,sad that they couldn't save her, worked v-2 waist cats,aimd airframes and tire shop,last year aboard i was flight crew on the happy hooker cod crew, spent 8 yrs active retired '95
Fosdick, Larry "Fos"GMG3Aug 1973 – Mar 1976POINT DEFENSEMade two med cruises with her, had great times with the gunners & fire control gang.
Hermoe, JimAZ2Aug 1973 – Jul 1974VF-11Only made one Med cruise on the FID but, as I grow older, I look back on it ever more proudly.
Conners, SteveAMH-3Aug 28, 1973 – Aug 29, 1976VA-85Worked as cat checker for VA-85 great people on the deck
Prange, H. Edward , Jr.YN3Sep 1973 – Jun 1976Weapons Dept.
Garner, BennyAQ3Sep 1973 – Sep 1976AIMD IM3Ships Company. Repaired AWG-!0 Radar Missile Control System on the F4J.
Inglee, JonMM3Sep 3, 1973 – Jun 1975cat shop a-ganghad alott of fun on the MED cruises, but was glad to get off her onto a destroyer in newport RI
Prange, H. Edward (Hep)YN3Sep 21, 1973 – Jun 10, 1976Weapons OfficeHated it then, miss it now!!!!! As I look back, it was a great experience
Lewis, James (Tom)AZ3Oct 10, 1973 – Jun 6, 1977AIMD IM1Med Cruises in 74 and 75. Bicentennial in New York Harbor July 4th, 1976. Great group of people that served aboard the FID. I'll never forget the "Shock Test " or the night life in Palma Mallorca, Spain.
Cahill, ChuckBMNov 8, 1973 – Oct 27, 19774th - BoatI enjoyed my time on the F.I.D and all my crew members in my Division. Would like to hear from any of them.
Williams, BruceAW3Nov 25, 1973 – Sep 1994HS-3Put off seeing the Acropolis on our first scheduled stop in Athens. Figured I'd check it out on our second time in port. Didn't count on the Cyprus crisis eliminating the rest of our schedule. Naples/Rome was great!! Need to show the family th
Frazier, JohnnyPO3Nov 30, 1973 – Jul 31, 1977V-3Looking for old friends
Gibson, MarkE3Dec 1973 – Oct 1975B
Sinex, Gerald / MooseADJ 2Dec 7, 1973 – Sep 1976Had a great time with my best friend ADJ 2 Rick Prince. Made 74 and 75 Deployments with VA-81 Sunliners.
Perkins, JamesYeoman Second ClassDec 15, 1973 – Jul 15, 1977Executive I continue to have good memory. 3-M Office, Captain's Office and Classified Mail Room under port side J.B.D. 74 & 75 Med Cruise/Sharkfest/Hurricane Karma/NYC'76/Shock Test/Where is Keith S. Barbour or Andrew C. Willis?
De Vore, GeneAQ2 - E5Dec 21, 1973 – Sep 1, 1975

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