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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 – 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Farley, Danielftg21974 – 1975pdbottle rockets crew, hated grapes for dousing us with jp5 and whatever, loveed midrats, got sick on shrimp once
Thomas, DerryberryDK 31974 – 1977S4Like to get in touch with other DK's
Willaford, PaulE-31974 – 1975VA-83 RampagersMed Cruises in 74' and 75'. Have a lot of great memories of the "FID" and my squadron mates. I am proud to have served on this ship and with those men. Very sad to see her go to scrap yard, R.I.P. USS Forrestal!
Baker, Mike profile iconAMHAN1974 – 1976HS 3
Bland, James "JB"AQ2Jan 1974 – Sep 11, 1974VF74 TAD IM3I enjoyed the 1974 Med. cruise spending much time in Greece and Palma de Majorca, Spain. Served with many great crewmen in Div-IM3 repairing radar components for F4J's. The ONLY way is UNDERWEIGH !!! Go NAVY !!! Support our SAILORS !!!
Milam, RandallAMHANFeb 1974 – Mar 1974VF-74Carrier Quals just before the Med cruise. Line crew, NAS Oceana, Ordinance, CVA 59 Drunk & Disorderly, Ft. Lauderdale Motorcycling, Mayport. Loved the sea then, love it now.
Keller, KennethAK3Feb 1974 – Oct 1976S 2 SUPPLYLOOKING FOR SOME GUY WHO WAS ON THE SHIP AT THE SAME TIME I WAS I WORK IN CHEIF MESS,AND THEN SHIPPING AND RECEICING ON SHIP WHEN IN PORT WORK AT THE BLUD AT THE END OF THE PIER.please email me
Butler, Cedric (Rick)QM3Feb 1, 1974 – Sep 1977NAVIGATIONGreat time with wonderful and wacky crew mates
Osborn, Art ( Oz )MM1Feb 10, 1974 – Aug 18, 1978M2MMR & 4MMR with a short stint in the AC&R Shop Hard work hard play good friends + memories. 3 Med Cruises, 4th of July NY Harbor, Shock Test sea trials yards Wonder where my old shipmates are? Contct ozhdm@hotmail.com
Franks, MichaelAT-2Mar 1974 – Sep 1975VF-74 & A.I.M.D.2 Awesome Med cruises! I remember those years fondly.
Sorg, JeromeCV 59Mar 1974 – Apr 1975AIMD IM3ONLY ONBOARD A YEAR BUT WHAT A YEAR CAME ABOARD A WEEK BEFORE THE CRUISE STARTED AND STARTED THE NEXT CRUISE AND LEFT THE SHIP ON THE COD WITH OUT EVER PULLING IN FOR LIBERTY ANYWHERE. HAD A GREAT TIME ENJOYED EVERYONE I WORKED WITH.
Turtzo, RonaldMM3Mar 1974 – Jan 20, 1976A AC&R ShopMess cook time was in the dry cleaning shop with Tom Kalinowski then to AC&R. He went to A Gang Cat Shop. Took my 10 speed on 2nd cruise, rode all over with Sammy. Hated Sr. Chief Mendoza.TV barely worked
Engelman, RonAT2Mar 11, 1974 – Sep 22, 1975I worked in AIMD for the two cruises in 74 and75. I would love to hear from anyone who may remember those times.
Shaffer, JosephABH 1Mar 15, 1974 – Jun 1, 1975V1/V3Made CPO and went to hanger deck as LCPO
Knochel (Rock), KenABH2Mar 20, 1974 – Oct 25, 1977V-1Had a great time! Will Solar where are you? HELLO to all my shipmates! How about the times im Palma Spain!
Leighton, WayneRM3Mar 20, 1974 – Jul 1, 1976CRBest ship in the Navy
Ziegler, JamesE3 FNApr 1974 – Jun 1975Eng -
Melton, DavidHT3Apr 1974 – Aug 1977RMade lots of friends onboard the greatest ship in the navy. Served in the pipe shop and was the only high pressure plate and pipe welder onboard after Bo Martin got out in early ' 77.
Richards, RobertaaApr 1974 – Jul 1976abe
Mitchell, Luther Or (Mitch)ABE4Apr 20, 1974 – Aug 17, 1975V-2Worked waist cats,centerdeck under Lt.Broome and Belden.Lost some hearing,got scorched by F-4 exhaust.Thank god for tie-down holes.I,d like to hear fromMike James,T.C.,EarlyEllis,Kenneth Thorton,or Curtis Herrin.Cmdr Ellison was airboss.
Smith, LesterE3 AirmainMay 20, 1974 – May 19, 1977V3 DivisionWhere is everybody? I was in from 5/20/74 - 5/19/77on board the USS Forrestal. What happened to all my ship mates? Please contact me when you can. Would like to know how you are all doing.
Knotts, Johnabh3Jun 1974 – Jan 26, 1976v3just checking out the site sorry to hear the FID is going to the bottom. was looking for a couple shipmates Terry Roberts and Sam (shrimpboat) Prosser I am retired after 38 yrs with the Govt. 4 navy 34 veterans admin.
Infante, Pete profile iconABH-3Jun 6, 1974 – Aug 15, 1978V-1I will never forget the good and bad days I had during my four years on the Forrestal. lots of good friends. Still trying to fiend my friends that worked with the Crash & Salvage team.
Moorer, DennisYeoman 3rd ClassJun 16, 1974 – May 29, 1977Operations YeomanJonathan Sewell, Norman, Brian Young, Bear, Stone. All of us worked in the Operations Office would love to hear from them.
Flippen, Greg/flipE3Jun 22, 1974 – Jan 11, 1977V1A long time ago and good people remembered. We worked hard and played hard, Palma, Naples and Barcelona were great! I hope all you guys have had a successful life, I have thought of you all many times. The FID was home
Geiselman, John profile iconE-4Jun 27, 1974 – May 11, 1978e/div flight deck lighting or master at armsbest 4 years i ever spent anywhere. would do it all again . met alot of good people and some ones i still keep in touch with. contact me at jgeiselman@comcast.net or 585-709-9602
Smith, MichaelAT3 THEN AT2Jul 1974 – Sep 1976AIMD IM3 / VA-81Had a terrific time aboard Forrestal, loved the travel, aircraft and ocean. Many thanks to E.J. Hyde, wherever you are!
Arntzen, MatthewMM3Jul 1974 – Oct 1977A-Gang (AC&R Shop)Had two chiefs working us to death. Mendoza and some other guy. Work was all they knew...even after a 12 hour day and standing mid or the 4-8 watch.
Childers, Rick (Chilly) profile iconE4 - YN3Jul 1974 – Jul 1978Executive Branch - Safety Dept.Hey you ole squids... Looking to see if any of my Ole Buddies are still alive and kicken as they say... I was assigned to the Safety Dept. under Cmdr McBride... Lost a good friend on 1/15/78 Accident - i.e. Johnny Gill.
Nolan, PeteMM3Jul 6, 1974 – Jul 1, 1975M Division-1-AUXRemember when we anchored off of Korfu on People Day on the flight deck. We had Russian destroyers all around us, while we were partying. We spent 3 months a sea with the Greek Turk war on Cyprus too.
Martinez, Pablo (Bob)ABHE-3Jul 7, 1974 – Jul 7, 1978V-1 I loved it when you could see every star in the sky in the middle of the med..the air was so pure.also, I was on that cruise when we had that accident on 1978.It's something you'll never forget if you ever witness it.Like a slow motion
Curtis, RobertAE2Aug 1974 – Sep 1976VA-83Just looking to say Hi to former shipmates.
Gonzalez, Hipolito profile iconSeaman Boatswain MateAug 1974 – May 1977Hull Division
Laisure, MichaelAG3Aug 1, 1974 – Jan 11, 1978OAWorked aboard the OLE girl as a Weather Observer...made 1 MED cruise, 1 CARB cruise, made the Home Port Change in 1977 from Naval Port Norfolk to Mayport Naval Station..I still have fond memories...hope she gets a good watery home!
Del Pilar, FrankE-3Aug 24, 1974 – Aug 24, 1974S-3 Div,/Ship's Spepial Services and Shore Patrol.HELLO MY OLD TIME BROTHERS. It is with a heavy sad heart that I would like to inform you that another of our brothers, Mr. Juan Velez from the Photolab-Exec.Div.pass away in NY 2010. RIP brother.
Janusz, Josephbt3Sep 1974 – Dec 1975beb14
Clayon, RobertABEANSep 1, 1974 – Nov 28, 1976V-2 BOW CATSworked with cat 1 crew mostly,hook-up and holdback.ran the R&T the later part of 75 cruise.bike wreck with j.knuckles in OCT 76,portsm.hosp. for 6 mo and then NAS Oceana til SEPT 78."shotgun bob"
Sahli, Philipe3Sep 20, 1974 – Aug 19761st
Agriesti, SteveMM3Sep 21, 1974 – Oct 10, 1976A GangHated the FID, but made friends and gained valuable experience. I have worked for the Navy (as a civilian) since.
Hacker, Edward/edAZ2Oct 1974 – May 1978AIMDWorked in Production Control and QA
Hacker, Edward/edAZ2Oct 1974 – May 1978AIMD
Ogden, AndyAT2Oct 1974 – Apr 20, 1976AIMDCame aboard while the Forrestal was in Portsmouth. Made one Med cruise and left just before the second cruise. Still have my Forrestal Zippo Lighter in use today!
Bowen, EverettBT-3Oct 1974 – Nov 21, 1975B- Division
Sabater, LuisE4Oct 3, 1974 – Mar 31, 1977air departmentlooking for my old buddies ernie perez, tony sanchez, robert betancourt, john pugliese(shorty) reach out to my facebook page under Luis Sabater
Leinster, RichardLTjgOct 8, 1974 – Oct 24, 1977Ops - OICold quarterdeck watches in shipyard, long days in Gitmo for RefTra, great liberty in the Med, Shock Test, driving the ship into Mayport with a deckload of cars for homeport change, Great ship and shipmates.
Hudson, MikeRM2Oct 15, 1974 – Jul 16, 1977CRWorked in Tech Control in Comunication Dept in CR Div. Most always UHF 1 & 2 while underway. I had great time while on FID. Transfered to USS Saratoga CV 60 during FID's Homeport change from Norfolk to Mayport after long Hospital stay.
Friend, AllanAE 3Dec 1974 – Sep 13, 1977v-3 -- aimd w/c 621where r all the hanger deck hackers? worked nightshift in the batt cave,test&check f4-j generators,csd transmissions, power amplifiers,friend or foe indicators.division officer avcm browning
Lasseter, TerrySM2Dec 1974 – Aug 1979CSLong and interesting time aboard Forrestal, starting in Norfolk and ending in Mayport, still living in area after being leaving navy. Any SM on board during these years give me a shout.
Force, Jeff profile iconAK3Dec 1974 – May 1978SupplyWas on 2 Med cruises (75 & 78), bicentennial celebration in NY (76), drydock overhaul in Portsmouth, VA (76 I believe), change of homeport to Mayport, FL (77), Caribbean training (77). Just looking for old buddies.

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