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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 – 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Petermann, KenMM31979 – 1980MMR2 & MMR3Fond memories of shipmates & Med cruise
Carter, PhilBT11979 – 1986BLooking for old shipmates. Where are you?
Cirisan, SamMMFA1979 – 1982MM2
Laviguer, DavidIS21979 – 1982OZ
Ranzenberger, Arnold Cris / RazAT31979 – 1980VAQ-133
Hull, Rogersm21979 – 1982signal
Hovers, James LeeAT31979 – Aug 1982Air Dept Waist Cat & AIMD IM-3 SACEWaist Cat Bow Safety AIMD IM-3 SACE
Barnes, RickET31979 – 1983OEGood times, made some good friends, some of which I still talk to today. Any former shipmates drop me a line.
Goff, TerryAT21979 – 1991IM3 AIMD
Jennings, Craigak21979 – 1981s-9just looking around to see who's here
Cullen, DennisE-4 BM1979 – 19822nd division deck dept
Meagher, JohnBT21979 – 1982P FWD. Oil/Water shackSeems like yesterday, 40 yrs and still talk weekly to some of my shipmates
Malboeuf, ErnieLCDRJan 1979 – Jan 1981XRode the FID as Admin Officer. Made my first Med cruise in her as squadron YN with VA-12 and it was a memorable last one as ship's company when we made the birthplaces of civilization cruise in '79-'80. Great serving with PNCM Case, etc.
Ware, RonET-3Jan 1979 – Nov 1981OEGood times and bad, but a memorable experience that I would never trade. Drop me a line shipmates...
Reinhart, Jeffreyabh3Jan 1979 – Sep 1981v-3worked on hanger deck, elevator operator. had a great time partying with with mark(buckwheet) and calvin and the rest of the v-3 dogs.
Roberts, MichaelABH2Jan 1979 – 1982V 3
Wilder, JohnFTM-2Jan 2, 1979 – Nov 15, 1979FWD Missle LauncherMade the 79 Med Cruse but flew back from Rota, Spain to transfer to another ship.
Davis, KevinABEJan 10, 1979 – Aug 29, 1979BOW CATSA SHORT BUT FUN RIDE !!!
Arce, JenfreyAO2Jan 11, 1979 – Nov 16, 1982G-1
Kaminska, SkidogE-2Feb 1, 1979 – Aug 1, 1980VA-85
Paul, McGowanRM2Feb 15, 1979 – Nov 5, 1982CommunicationsI worked in the teletype repair shop. I am now living in Maryland and am a Service Manager for a Copier company.
Waterbury, MarkAG3Mar 1979 – Aug 1982OALiberty hound of the Ops Dept. - had some great times in the Med, can't believe I would admit it now but I'd hate to see them sink the FID like they are talking, hope the museum happens
Waterbury, Mark "Bubba"AG3Mar 1979 – Aug 1982OAHello from the liberty hound of Ops - it's a bummer that they are going to sink the FID! Maybe someone will save it yet
Thnompson, Clarence (Chick0ATCMar 12, 1979 – May 12, 1982AIMDMade Chief on board in 1980
Booker, EricGMT2Mar 19, 1979 – Jul 1, 1982WFirst duty assignment after A school. Learned a lot. Experienced a lot.
Gordon, Martin (Sir Flash)ABHANApr 1979 – Sep 1981V1What a time to be onda FID. Working the flight deck all 3 fly's while there. Blue,tractor driver and yellow. 2 Meds stayed n Rota after 53 days out and nimitz splashed 2 Migs from Libya. GQ 4 real.Miss u guys.daSugarhill
Warney, AlanDK2Apr 1979 – Apr 1980S-4I was rotated off another ship. My fellow DK's made the year aboard interesting. I was disability discharged in Dec 1982 Served another 16 years civil service then retired in 2001. Married 3rd time from 2002 to present
Hirshon, LarryE-1 ABHMay 1979 – Nov 1979V-3Lt. Scott was the division officer at the time i served. I was kind of a trouble maker during that time. Spent the remainder of my time at NAVREGMEDCENJAX due to injuries sustained.
Azevedo, RobertAMS2May 1979 – 1982VS-30 AIRFRAMES TROUBLE SHOOTERI WAS ON THE FID FROM 79 TO 82 AS AN AIRFRAMES FLIGHTDECK TROULBLE SHOOTER. IT WAS A GOOD SHIP AND ALWAYS BROUGHT US HOME. I WOULD LOVE TO SHOW OFF THE FID TO MY WIFE AS SHE HAS NO IDEA HOW BIG IT REALLY IS.
Labbe, StephenAZ3May 1979 – Sep 1981VS-30 Maintenance Control/QAThe memories of the terrific food and the long lines! The crew and the ports that we visited. Had a lot of fun in Benidorm, Spain and always in Naples. Would Love to attend a reunion. Looking for 1981 cruise book.
Sauer, TimothyAT2May 1, 1979 – Nov 1, 1979storekeepFirst Ship, Met the best. Looking for Elbin Rodreges.
Gibson, MartyPO3 / MMMay 1, 1979 – Sep 1, 1981CATAPAULT STEAM SHOPwas 17 and had the time of my life, turned 18 in france...
Smith, Sam (Fatboy)ABH3May 15, 1979 – May 20, 1983v3where are the rest of the boys from v3 div i had great time and miss them all they were best times and the worse we drank awhole lotta liquor and had some wild times we lost some along the way god bless kent hammond where ever he is
Landry, BobE-7/ICCMay 15, 1979 – May 5, 1984AIR Dept; V-2 PLAT-LENS LCPO904-955-4745
Mastridge, BenEN2Jun 1, 1979 – May 3, 1983A
Allen, TerryMR3Jun 6, 1979 – Jan 10, 1981A Very fond memories are all that remain.
Reichert, PaulFN/ICJun 6, 1979 –EngineeringI am looking for anybody that worked in either in forward or aft ic. Chief Maley was forwards Chief and Chief Lennie was aft ic's Chief. Would like to know how you are doing.
Taulman, William/billEM2/E5Jun 17, 1979 – Dec 16, 1982eworked in the light shop then a&o shop
McCarley, MacMR1Jun 17, 1979 – Feb 1986RWas in "A" division untill SLEP then machine shop went to "R" Division. Would like to hear from old Shipmates.
Saville, Willard " Willie"MM3Jul 1979 – Jul 1982A GangI am looking for the A gang from the hydrolic shop Dan Ward, John Caulley, Sonny Sipes and anyone else from A division during this time. I would like to contact you or you can email me at littlefatguyinc@aol.com Willie
Tack, DavidHT3Jul 4, 1979 – Jul 4, 1982R-1
Cassar, MichaelABH2Aug 1979 – Sep 1, 1981V-3Served as Aircraft Director/Section Leader and Training P.O, refurbished bronze memorial plaques (dedicated to those who lost there lives in the 1967 fire) which were on bay doors in hangar bay 1. TAD to Master at Arms 6 months
Talbott, RichardE-4/ADJAug 1, 1979 – Nov 2, 1981LinePlane Captain VA-85
Kerr, Davidrm3Aug 6, 1979 – Dec 10, 1982OCWork in message center processing incoming and outgoing traffic for the whole ship.
Allen, TerryMR3Aug 8, 1979 – Jan 6, 1981AAll you remember after the years pass is all the good times and great friends you had. What a fantastic memory!
Fagan, GaryAN, AO,HNAug 18, 1979 – Oct 1, 1980Ordinance and MedicalI was in ordinace and then became a striker in the medical dept. I would like to hear from people in those divisions I ended up retiring from the Army burn unit in 1997. garyfagan@juno.com
Easley, Steven profile iconE-3Aug 24, 1979 – Aug 27, 1981CS DIV17 YEARS OLD ON A USN WAR SHIP WOW! AN EXPERIENCE I'LL NEVER FORGET!
Vande Walle, PeterMS3Sep 1979 – Sep 1981S-5I was visiting Mayport, Fl this past week (July 09). Brought back all the memories of life 30 yrs ago. Think of many people from that era. Partys at the Trailer, Div Cook-outs, Happy Jax, Jax Beach and Best Western Hotel
Bloem, DanMM2Sep 17, 1979 – Jul 22, 1982ENG/AUXILIARYCOMPRESSOR/PUMP SHOP ROCKED. SURE HAD ALOT OF GOOD MEN THERE! IT SURE IS FUNNY, I LOOK BACK AND SEE THE BIGGEST MISTAKE THAT I EVER MADE--- AND THAT WAS TO LEAVE THERE. SHOULD HAVE DID MY 20-WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM Y
Russell, SteveTD3Oct 1979 – May 1981AOCSArrived as an Airman and left as TD3 but work in G Div not in TD field
Hoffman, MartyIC2Oct 1979 – Sep 1984V-2
Philpot, KellyAE2Oct 15, 1979 – Oct 21, 1982IM3Looking for old buddies
Donelson, DurkeMS2Nov 1979 – Jun 1984S-2
Senter, TimCTO3Nov 1979 – Nov 1982OSFirst duty station. Enjoyed 3 med cruises, met lots of friends, learned much, grew up, vowed to never re-enlist, but stayed for 20.
Wertenbaker, RonDP1, USN, RET.Nov 1979 – Jun 1984OX, OZ, S-7, MAGreat Times as a First Ship. Love to hear from All.
Lacy, PaulSN/TM3Nov 1979 – Aug 1981Either G-1, 2 or W-1, 2.Made first med cruise here. And third class.
Bevis, Davidpr-anNov 1, 1979 – Jan 4, 1982VA-85served on FID for 2 med cruises. PR- Shop looking for john Tyson, Chris LeBlanc Chuck Lathrop, Dave Schroyer, Steve Grogan , Dave Prater or anybody from VA-85 during that period...Thank You email dbevis_hr@yahoo.com
Willis, AllenABH3Nov 2, 1979 – May 15, 1981V-1Isn't it funny how much you hated it when you were in, but it becomes the fondest memories you have. Had great friends, especially my best friend Eric.
Ondriezek, Mark-(Zack)ABH3Nov 9, 1979 – Aug 9, 1982Fly 2Best time good fun Met allot of great guys.Joined the Navy to see the world and did! Love to contact old buddies from the Flight deck
Shelley, JackEW1Nov 15, 1979 – Jul 30, 1981OW01
Weidenkopf, Greg profile iconE-5 MS2 when dischargedDec 19, 1979 – 1981S-2i worked in the butcer shop, the foodservice office,and was a dcpo, senior chief arthur , and cwo2 rougeio was div. officer worked with durke donaldson in FSO,, and MS2 handley in DC shop,,,made two med cruises .

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