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USS Independence (CV 62) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Independence (CV 62). 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 2550 crew members registered for the USS Independence (CV 62).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 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 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Padin, KrisSGT (USMC)0000 – Oct 1, 1993Marine Detachment
Schad, Larry D.SN/SHT0000 – Feb 13, 1970S-3 I would really like to hear from you guys again please. I spent my 4 yr.hitch working in the ships laundry pressing officers khakis uniforms. My Ham Radio Callsign is N0GMH,on 160 meters if any of you are a Ham. 641-782-8377
Stacy, ScottBM30000 – Jan 28, 19981st deck
Kirkpatrick, Glenn JayUNKAug 15, 1043 –LOOKING FOR MY BROTHER. HIS NAME WAS DALLAS EUGENE CARSON. HIS ADDRESS AT TIME OF ENLISTMENT WAS 443 NORTH BENT STREET, POWELL, WYOMING
Harding, PatrickICJun 4, 1900 – Aug 3, 1901ElectricalThe best ship that I ever served on.
Heath, MauriceGUNNER'S MATE 3RD CLASS1942 – 1945GunneryThrough the torpedos, the bullets, the hole in the ship and the peanut butter sandwiches - this ship served us well!
Grier, Maurie (Moe)LIEUTENANT1945 –Not sureMy Dad was a Lieutenant and served as an engineer. He was on board when the Kamikazee hit the deck. I read where it was the last Kamikazee attack of the Pacific War. He didn't talk much about it. He died of brain cancer very young at 53.
Stephas, ArgylePFC1954 – 1961??I'm submitting for my Dad, Argyle Ray Stephas who served on the Indy as a "plank owner" {I think that's what he called it?}. Unfortunetly, he died at age 32. So,ANY of you out there who remember him, i'd love to hear!
Klaas Jr., Herbert "Chuck" profile iconPlankowner Seaman1957 – 19601st Deck Force
Carroll, DaveAD31958 – 1961V-6Plankowner
Ritchie, Don [ Tex ]AIRMAN1958 – Dec 12, 1959V IPLANKOWNER FIRE WATCH WITH YARDBIRD WELDERS UNTIL COMMISSION OF THE BIG I BLUE SHIRT WORKING ON FLIGHT DECK BEHIND ISLAND
Folsom, John BPLANK OWNER SEAMAN1958 – Nov 23, 1960Boat
Howell, Willie Frank (Bill)IC21958 –Battle Station - Bridge - maintaining interior communications. Petty Officer in Intercom Workshop
Sargent, Thomas/sargeYN31958 – Jul 1960X; Chaplain's Office
Gates, LeightonRD31958 – 1959OIOperations & Bridge, Plank owner
Whrley, Charles (Chuck0BT31958 – Jul 5, 1960B DivisonCame aboard late 1958 Orriginal crew went on shake down cruise. I am a plank owner.
Hardage, RonaldEM21958 – 1960E
Eagleton, CecilAT-1Jan 10, 1958 – 1961V-6Plankowner, in charge of V-6 electronics shop
Petrella, Mikemichael petrella airman 3rd classJan 10, 1958 – Apr 1960v 1 divisioni am original crew from bklyn navy yard born/ raised in bklyn,ny was proud to have served aboard her was on flt dk &repair 8 crash crew was disapointed about not being notified of her decomishning michael petrella
Griffith, BillEM2Jan 15, 1958 – Jul 15, 1960E
Van Meter, GaryLISNMay 9, 1958 – Jun 16, 1961administration
Mendez, JohnADR 3Jul 10, 1958 – Nov 29, 1960V-3I remember Joseph Zaremba, Kieth Kopenski, Ed Bean & Don Johnson. I live in Flower Mound TX.
Balcer, PhilipETN-3Jul 15, 1958 – Jun 15, 1960OEI was one of two to build the TV station WIND. Mike Meagher was in charge and I was the camera operator among other duties.
Bland, Robert E.ASME/ANAug 1958 – May 1960V-6 and V-3Went aboard while still being built in New York,
Waters, RonaldFiremanAug 1958 – Jul 1959MWould like to hear from anyone who served on the pre-commission crew with me. Also would like to hear from anyone who knew my brother David who was killed while serving on the Independence CV62.
Johnson, HaroldAEM-2Aug 1958 – Jul 5, 1960V6 DivisionFlew as crew member on the ships plane TF-050 for 18 months and worked in the AE shop for Chief Barry.
Vavrik, JohnNW2Sep 1958 – Jan 1960W or WeaponsPlank Owner
Turner, GaryBT 2Sep 1, 1958 – Dec 2, 1960BI am a Plank Owner
Bauer, PeterSNSep 30, 1958 – Sep 30, 1960S1, S3PLANK OWNER
Claycomb, Walter ClaycombRD1Oct 1958 – Jun 1962O-I
Donley, JamesABF3Oct 1958 – 1961V-4
Lewallen, Richard (Dick)RM3Oct 1958 – Jul 1960ORProud to have served on the best ship in the Navy. Tried to visit the ship in Yokosuka in Fall 1997, but she was at sea. Plan to attend the reunion of the Independence Association in Norfolk Fall 2014.
Gore, Ronald GANOct 1, 1958 – Mar 10, 1961V-1Looking for old friends....
Johnson, GaryBTFNNov 1958 – Jul 21, 1961BI would like to hear from anyone that knew me. My work station was boilerroom #4 where Ken Durland and Chuck Whirley and others worked.We went on the shakedown in 59 to Cuba and in 60 to the Med cruise.
Lycke, EdwardBT3Nov 1958 – Jun 1964Engine room Plank owner
Vavrik, JohnNW2Nov 11, 1958 – Jan 20, 1960WPlank Owner
Stapleton, RaymondET2Dec 1958 – Aug 1959OEPlank Owner. The mast was lowered to clear the bridge and as soon as we cleared we raised the mast and had to reconnect all waveguides and communications antennas. I am probably one of those on deck in the photo.
Thomas, CarlseamanDec 8, 1958 – Feb 26, 1960wPlank Owner in W Division
Jacobs, HarveyFT31959 – 1960
Dusch, ThomasADJ31959 –VA 86Was on the first shakedown .Was Proud To Have Served in VA86 before I was discharged,and proud to bepartof a great ship the IND.CV62.
Carlson, CarlADR-31959 – 1960v-4i enjoyed serving on indy cva-62
Fennell, Charles (Chuck)Boatsman Mate1959 – 19621ST, div. sidecleaning div boat divI would like to contact some of the buddies that I was in the Navy with.
Meyers, GarySeaman1959 – 1960V4Proud to have been a crew member.
Ertelt, Stephennot sure1959 – 1963not sureThank you for your service. I'm looking for any and all details of my Dad, Richard G. Ertelt 1959-1963 Navy. We have just lost him 2/17/18. Thank you for your reply. God Bless USA His son: Stephen G. Ertelt
Uram, GeneQM3Jan 1959 – Jul 1960navigationI remember Dave Uram, Tom Lawson, Joe Moore,Glenn Moore. Any reunions planned?
Bonge, DanielMM3Jan 1, 1959 – Oct 28, 1960MPlank Owner, Worked in #2 Aux Space
Price, Ernest HBMSNJan 18, 1959 – Jul 27, 1962FIRSTHAD GOOD TIMES ABOARD THE INDY MET SOME GOOD HARD WORKING PEOPLE LOOKING FOR DON JACOBS FRON NY IF YOUR STILL AROUND EMAIL ME,ANYONELSE IN 1RST DIV DROP A LINE BE GLAD TO HERE FROM YOU.
Esworthy Sr., Kenneth / EzzyMM3 (E-4)Feb 11, 1959 – Feb 8, 1963Division MThis is Ken's Daughter Cindy. I have alot of photos from my dads time with the Navy. Would appreciate any pictures or stories anyone could share. My Dad passed away on January 6,2012
O'Keefe, GeorgeHM2Feb 16, 1959 – Jul 1, 1962H DivisionWas on pre-commissioning detail at Newport, RI, commissioning crew at Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY and on first Med Cruise. Worked primarily in the Sick Bay ER, Surgery, Ward and lab. Assigned as Flight Deck Corpsman.
Padgett, WoodrowfnMar 1959 – Jun 19, 1959a divisionwent to precommision school in new port ri after the shake down cruise i was discharged
Kirkbride, MelanieLt.j.g.Mar 1, 1959 – Jun 19, 1959VAH-1Actually I am the daughter of Lt. Golden. He was killed during the "Shakedown Cruise" of the Indy on June 19, 1959. Would love to hear from anyone about any stories regarding my Daddy...good or bad....Thank you!!
Marmo, Joseph profile iconPaymasterApr 1959 – Mar 1961Third Naval DistrictCurrently living in Brooklyn, NY
Adsit, Robert H. ( Bob )AQ2Apr 15, 1959 – May 20, 1961VF-41 Black Aces I was on the SHAKEDOWN Cruize + 6 other times (Pix for Cuban Crisis too). Made her First Med Cruize in '61. VF-41 flew F3h-2-Demons in '58 and ended with F4-Phantoms in'61. She was a GREAT Ship and I'm proud to have served on her!
Dalton, Gary Nickname ...dizzy And LuckyseamenApr 29, 1959 – Dec 13, 1962s-2l enjoyed my stay on the indy,,with my close friend ted hite,,,,,,
Bobbett, GarryE 5May 19, 1959 – Jun 10, 1962VA 86
Liston, RonE-3Jun 1959 – May 1961A-2, TAD to V4Boarded just after shakedown. First Med Cruise, Suez Crisis and Cuban Blocade. Two brothers were serving on carriers at the same time of my service on Indy; one in Ranger and one in Constellation.
Donnelly, Jack3rd Class Machinist MateJul 1959 – 1961AReported aboard in Norfork and the ship left the next day to go back to Brooklyn. I lived on Staten Island then. Best friends Ken Mc Cauley and Pete Baglione. Wish my memory was better for other names.
Liston, RonAug 1959 – Jul 1961A-2, A-3, TAD to V-4
Wilson, Charles (Jerry)ADR-3Aug 1959 – Aug 1962V-1Looking for Friends. Now Retired Federal Govt . Went from Blue Shirt to Yellow Shirt to Pri-Fly
Santarone, Nicholas / GinzACSep 1959 – Feb 1, 1963OC
Bugbee, HatoldYN2Oct 1959 – May 1960"X"
Crooks, Tom (Tj)AT2Oct 1959 – Oct 1962Guided Missile DivisionCame aboard in Brooklyn Yard after shakedown cruise. Three Med cruises along with multiple character building experiences and life time memories of my shipmates and friends in the crew while serving on a great ship.
O'brien, Tom "ob"E-3 ENGINEMANOct 1, 1959 – Mar 15, 1963BOATCame aboard out of basic. Was assigned to one of the generator rooms. Transferred to Boat Division sometime in 1960. Remained there till discharged.
Walling, JackAKAN/RMSNNov 1959 – Jul 1961OR/CRWent onboard just after she got back from shake down cruise in GOTMO, start of west pac cruise was in S6 Div. then transfered to OR Div. when the Kitty Hawk was along side us in Norfolk, I got a swap and got to bring her around the horn.
Rosen, CharlesDK2Nov 1959 – Sep 14, 1962S-4Looking to re-unite with former shipmates
Sullens, Bill SullensA.A. TO ABH2Nov 15, 1959 – Feb 15, 1963V-1Fly 2 as a blue shirt, then Repair 8 Hotsuit (asbestoes). Went on to become Repair 8 Petty Officer. Tilly Driver and made the 1st Three Med cruises. She was CVA62 then.
Cottle, JimmieRDSNDec 1959 – Nov 1961OII would like to be contacted by anyone from OI Division between 1959 and 1961.
Bentfeld, William (Tom)SADec 27, 1959 – Jun 1, 1960second Div

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