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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 2549 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
Stiehl, RonaldABH21960 – Apr 1964V1Red/Yellow shirt, Flight Deck. Repair 8 Hotsuit and Tilly Driver
Walling, JackAN/SN1960 – 1961CRStarted out as AK in S6 Division then while we were on our first Med cruise got to transfer up to Radio, loved it up there and stayed in Radio until went recruiting and Changed my rate to NC, Retired as NCC in Redding, CA
Jurik, NeilAN1960 – 1964V-4Board runner on the flight deck, Barber to his Buddies.
Marks, Horace E profile iconATRAN1960 – 1961UnknownI found letters in an antique shop from this man and would really like to know more about him if you knew him. I have done some research but would love to hear from you. I also have some pictures found with the letters and willing to share.
Plaza, Nateac 21960 – 1961air traffici was aboard the first med cruise and discharged after the cuban crisis
Schrader, FrankAE2Jan 1960 – Apr 1961VFP 62I was aboard for carrier quals. and the first Med cruise and "Cuban operations" in 1961
Whisnant, JohnEM3Jan 1960 – Jun 1962EI was always up in the island watching the planes when I should have been working.
Crooks, SteveANJan 1960 – Jul 1961Guided Missile (GM)Good times, bad times. Dopie folks, smart folks. Only did 3 days piss and pump. Lived in shipboard Marine compartment. Whole thing reminds me of a loooong enema.
Smith, RoySNJan 10, 1960 – Jun 19625th
Somerville, RobertPO 2Jan 15, 1960 – Jan 1962V 6GREAT TIME ON BROAD DID ALOT GREWING UP.
Gemberling, GeorgeHOSPITAL CORPSMAN STRIKER E-3Jan 24, 1960 – Dec 24, 1962Medical DepartmentStart career 1957, Willow Grove NAS, PA, VP-931, Anti-submarine Warfare, P2V Neptune crewmember. 6 yrs. USN E-3. Earned commission 1st Lieutenant USAF to Major, Chief, Beale AFB,CA. Nurse Anesthesiologist., gember@syix.
Long, CharlieAC3Jan 30, 1960 – Jan 30, 1963OCI was an aircontrolman in OC division. I served during the cuban crisis and made several Med cruises. I was discharged on Jan 30th 1963 while ship was in dry dock.
Hearon, HerbAMH3Feb 1960 – Jul 1961HangerHello all members. Please Email me
Ginn, DavidRD3Mar 1960 – Mar 1962OI
Miles, JimIC2Mar 10, 1960 – Aug 1, 1963E IC Gang
Nafe, BillMM 2Apr 15, 1960 – Apr 7, 1964MI was assigned to one main engine room in April 1960 and stayed there untill 1963 from there I was assigned to the engineering parts department.Stood watch in1/ 2/ 3/& 4 engine rooms & 1&2 auxiliarys.I had a great time.
Kaczmarek, JohnMM2May 1960 – Mar 1964Mworked in 4 main all the time I was on the USS Independence started as a fireman worked my way up to MM2 , stood all watches at sea and in port , last MMC was Brewer and Roy Parsons and Mead was MM1
Martens, Ray/"Marty"EM3Jun 1, 1960 – Jan 10, 1961EWorked in Power Shop Transferred to USS Rigel in January 1961 from Naples to return to Norfolk for Discharge
Ford, James2ND class electricians mate E5Jun 27, 1960 – Nov 29, 1963EWould like to hear from anyone that served on USS Independence CVA-62
Ramos, Angelo (Ray) profile iconMM3Aug 1960 – Jul 1964ARetired and living in Florida. Looking for information on Victor Anderson and Richard Carpenter. I can be reached via email at helen647@aol.com - Hope to see you all at the reunion.
Jahnke, JamesAD 3Aug 1960 – Dec 1960Squadron
Johnson, GeorgeMU2Aug 1, 1960 – Mar 30, 1962
Clark, William Leroysn3Aug 4, 1960 – Mar 3, 1961cr division
McManimen, William (Mac)ANSep 1960 – Sep 1962V2I was part of the Catapult 1 launch crew. I ran bridles, hookup, hold back, R&T operator, and chronograph, later worked as the division training PO and division yeoman.
Galloway, EarlANSep 18, 1960 – Sep 28, 1962V-1BLUE SHIRT - TRACTOR DRIVER - LSO TALKER -- FLIGHT DECK CONTROL TALKER
Frierson, JohnETOct 1960 – Aug 1962OE
Wickham, RonaldE3Oct 1960 – Nov 1962V3
Carlile, Charles (Chuck)AC3Oct 10, 1960 – Nov 12, 1964V-1Blue Shirt; Flight Deck: Deck Edge Elevator Oper; Pri Fly
Locklear, LesBT3Oct 18, 1960 – Sep 15, 1964BCaught her on the first med cruise and made three more. Assigned to 3mmr and oil shack.
Wickham, RonaldANOct 20, 1960 – Nov 27, 1962V3Remember good times and good friends. Looking forward to hearing from old friends.
Martin, HenrySNNov 1960 – Dec 19622nd gunneryserved as yeoman in second division,three med cruises
Hoyt, TimRM2Nov 1960 – Nov 1962CR
Shepherd, SamADJ31961 – 1965VF-41 Black Aces
Cox, PaulRM31961 – Oct 1, 1963CRgreat ship-good memories.proud to have served
Woodring, JosephE31961 – 1963V-4trying to find shipmates in v4 division 61/63
Zellman, GeorgeSN1961 – May 19, 1964Navigation & Boat
Almond, WeldonSN1961 – 1964CR
Russell, PerryADR1961 –V3Looking for some Buddy's
Wilson, Wayneadj-31961 – 1963adj-3I had a ball and wished I had stayed longer. looking for Everett Dwayne Cole compartment chiefs barracks pax river Maryland.
Keller, Arthur /skipIC31961 – 1963E DIVISIONAlthough I served on two ships after he INDY my heart always remained with her and those I served with.
Rivkin, RobertSN1961 – 1963X DivisionI was one of the ships artist's who painted the murals all around the ship. We were called" Project New Look". I am interested in hearing from any other artist who served on that special project.
Gareau, Arthur R. (Frenchy) E-3Jan 1, 1961 – Jan 1, 1963Hanger Deck
Sanderford, ClaybourneBM2Jan 12, 1961 – 1968
Gareau, Arthur / FrenchyE-3Jan 31, 1961 – Jan 30, 1963Hanger Deck Division E-3Hello Butch from Chicago. We really had a good time together in Cannes, France. My pleasure to serve with you on the hanger deck. Please contact me if you can. I live in Michigan 48173
Zocco, SalvatoreEM2Mar 1961 – Aug 1963E-DIVISION
Field, Fielding S.ATN2Mar 1961 – Aug 1963V6
McCluskey, TomABH3Apr 1961 – Oct 28, 1964v1 rep 8
Buffa, PaulQM-3Apr 17, 1961 – Apr 17, 1963NAVAGATION
Frank, BuglerAC3/E4May 1961 – Sep 1964OC
Schafer, William BillMM4Jun 9, 1961 – Aug 9, 1964machine shoplooking for friends who worked in this area
Crouch, RobertYN3Jul 1961 – May 1963Navigation
Taylor, MichaelRD2Aug 1961 – Jun 1964OIHad a lot of fun on the MED cruises, looking for any of the old hands
Larson, EdwardRM3Aug 1961 – Apr 1964CR
Lamielle, CharlesMM#Aug 1961 – Aug 1963M DivKiddie Cruiser. Worked in Aux. Mach Spaces & MMR3. Hot, dirty work. The best time on board is when I worked on the liberty launches & officer's boats. Worhed as a civilian DOD employee until 2001.
Larson, Edrm3Aug 1961 – Aug 1965CR
Alig, JohnE4Aug 1, 1961 – Jun 10, 1963OEI am looking for a shipmate who was in the OE Division, his name is Glenn Thatcher.
William G Hayes, BillSSNAug 2, 1961 – Aug 29, 1963Weapons Divisions/Navigation Division
Clanton, FredSNAug 14, 1961 – Aug 14, 1963XI started in S3 division. Ran the smoke shop and then transferred to X division and worked in the print shop. I have been in printing ever since. I was on her during the Cuban Missile Crisis
King, Richard, GaryGMT2Sep 1961 – Apr 14, 1964WThe time I spent aboard the Independence were some of the best years of my life. I only wish that I had been old enough and mature enough at the time to appreciate them more.
Linden, BayneAO2Sep 1961 – Apr 1964G
Larson, EdwardRm3Sep 1961 – Jun 1964CR
Clutter, BradyRM3Nov 12, 1961 – May 15, 1965CRRMs remember -. -. --.- -.
Bennie, Joseph "joe"E-3Dec 1961 – Nov 1963GunneryBeing on that ship was the best time of my life.
Angove, GaryFNDec 31, 1961 – Oct 1961ASteam Heat, Mess Cooking Fwd Mess Deck During 1962 Med Cruise, #2 Aux Diesel, Boat Crew

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