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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 – 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
Plunkett, MauriceEM 21972 – 1975E
Lafaver, LarryBM21972 – 19721Did two-week Reserve duty on board.
Snapp, RickRM31972 – 1975CRIf you remember me, shoot me an email to rekindle an old friendship.
Cox, GlennAX-21972 – 1975Served aboard the USS INDEPENDENCE for two med cruises..Was with the helicoper squadron HS-5 & worked with AIMD.Meet very good people & lasting freinds
Griffiths, Wayne1972 – 1975The memories are good and I'm glad that I was there...but they have to take pregnant women before they can get me again! Sorry to hear it was sunk in '04
Van Den Elsen, SteveAD21972 – 1976AIMD IM1 IM2
Metz, DaleRM21972 – 1974CRGOOD SHIP GOOD FRIENDS
Jones, DonaldE-31972 – 1975ABFWhen I first came aboard USS Indy it was in dry docks. What a scene to see that ship on blocks and all the work that was being done on it.I later became a crew leader of a fuelling crew. a purple shirt.
Britt, James (J.t.)HT31972 – 1974R DIVI worked in the pipe shop ran by Chief Weddington. I see a couple names I recognize but it's been a long time fellas. I hope all is well with you guys! If any of you remember me, feel free to contact me if you'd like!
Ferguson, MikeADJAN - ADJ2Jan 1972 – Dec 7, 1974VA-65 Powerplants shopServed in VA-65 Powerplants shop, went TAD to IOIC drafting room, conducted UPWARD seminars with partner AO2 Stewart during '74-'75 cruise
Blinkhorn, RichardE2Jan 1972 – 1973DeckMyself and my twin brother both aboard. Wow what a time we had! Beat all the Italians in Naples in foozball! Fell through net while working on the hull in dry-dock. Portsmouth Naval Hospital for 3 months
Calk, Norman WayneQMCSApr 10, 1972 – Oct 5, 1974NavigationI had a great time aboard the Indy and had the best bunch of men in my dept. that I had in my whole career. I remember both of the QM's who have already signed up for this time period.
Cecil, Roy "Chuck"E3Apr 23, 1972 – Feb 1, 1973airA.B.E
Dengler, Terry profile iconPN3May 1972 – Feb 1974X DivisionNever thought I'd enjoy being away from my home and family as much as I did. My Navy experience was excellent from bootcamp through deployment in the Mediterranean. Fond memories of working for Chief Tlumach.
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Smith, Richard "Smitty"HT4May 1, 1972 – Aug 29, 1973RI worked in the Pipe Shop under Chief Weddington. Was onboard during dry dock period and sea trials before the 1973 Med cruise. I have been looking for Larry Strickland. Contact me at auctionsinc@bellsouth.net.
Moreland, JimMM-2May 1, 1972 – Dec 1, 1975A DIVISIONI WOULD NOT WANT TO DO IT OVER AGAIN BUT WOULD NOT TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING IN THE WORLD
Hetman, NickHT2May 7, 1972 – Apr 1974My time on Indy was when I became able to take care of myself after 21 years of relying on others to do it for me--it gave me the skills to get through law school (focusing when it's noisy)
Czupryk, GeorgeE3Jun 1972 – Nov 1973have wonderful memories as a radarman/OS visiting Greece,Turkey.Tunisia,and Crete.If any old friends visit this site ,please give me a shout.PS really cant say anything nice about Norfork.
Shields, Curtis profile iconAirman ApprenticeJul 1972 – Jul 1974V-1What a great bunch on the flight deck. Chalk / Chain Walker, Flight Deck Control, Elevator Operator, & Yellow Shirt. Everybody on that deck deserves a salute from me. It took all of us to make it work.
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Stucker, Bobht3Jul 1, 1972 – Dec 1973r div. shipfitter shopme and michael thorne did just about everything you could do. chief arnold never did get us. we ran the shipfitter shop!!!!!!!!!!!
Smith, StevenABH-3Sep 1972 – Jun 1975V-3
Smith, StevenE-4Sep 1972 – Jul 9, 1975V-3
Vrieze, GeorgeHT3Sep 1, 1972 – Sep 30, 1974R DIVIDIONGreat memories. Would love to reconnect with shipmates.
Vines, Steven/tigerE-3 MESS MAN. SPC.Sep 10, 1972 – Jul 20, 1976S-3
Lombardo, James (Flash)AO-3Sep 21, 1972 – Oct 30, 1980Attack Squadron 66 (VA-66) OrdnanceThe Best times of my life was on the Indy.Went to alot of ports in the Med. VA-66 Ordnance Shop broke many records between 1972-1975 The Dirty Dozen And a Famous Gunner Brown. Thank you all for sharing great times together. I will never Forget....
Ingrassia, Larry/ Boom-boomE/3Sep 29, 1972 – Aug 31, 1975A A1 shopHAD A GREAT TIME ABOARD SHIP
Kirby, JohnE-3Oct 1972 – Oct 1975eslick daddy
Walker, JohnFNOct 1972 – Apr 1974R / DC shopHope everyone is doing great!
Ashley, LenAE2Oct 1972 – Oct 1975AIMD IM3 620AIMD IM3 W/C 620
Hake, DaveQM3Oct 1972 – Sep 1973NavigationMy on tour this lady was great! Would do it all over again in a minute. Commander Pete Easton, Chief Calk, Canty, Weaver, Bud, Rick, & More. What a great group of guys. All men that I respected, funny guys.
Hudson, Fabian "Hank" profile iconSr.Oct 3, 1972 – Jul 16, 1973.Emails are welcome and responded to.
Webb, RobertABH-3Oct 6, 1972 – Jul 9, 1975V-3My years aboard the Independence were very exciting and memorable. Here's a shout out to all the guys in V-3 Division. Thank you for all the fun times we had together! I pray the blessings of God upon each of you.
McDonnell, RichardFTM2Oct 7, 1972 – Jan 7, 1977Point DefenseMade a lot of great friends and wish we would have kept in closer contact
Poole, JeffMM2Oct 9, 1972 – Jul 28, 1975AFacebook: Jeff Poole, Grand Rapids
Taylor, BillyE-3 ATOct 15, 1972 – May 15, 1975Va-66 I think the U.S. Navy was one of the best things that ever happen to me other than my God who has guided my life and my wife that I married, and the Children that God Blessed me and my wife with. I fell in love with the sea and I am so thankful.
Welcher, LarryMM2Oct 15, 1972 – Mar 15, 1976M Division EngineeringTrying to find any and all MM`s and BT`s serving on the Indy from 1972-1976. Possible Reunion in the near future.
Nemeth, RichardMM3Oct 18, 1972 – Sep 1979EA01 Hydaulics ShopGreat ship, Good people, my most memorable experiencess. A few friends and I still get together for an annual reunion.
Hardy, TerryABH3Oct 20, 1972 – Oct 8, 1975V-1 Crash CrewGreat Times With Great People...
Jones, Jamese3Oct 24, 1972 – Oct 24, 1975va 65 attack squadreni am looking for two old shipmates we had some good times hope to find them sharron ray camp joe hackler give me a shout guys my e-mail is oiccanu@yahoo.com
Johnson, HarryFTM2Nov 1972 – Aug 1977Weapons Div BPDFirst chance to see another part of the world. Made many friends and learned much that has changed the rest of my life. INDY was home for more than five years.
Graham, MikeYN3Dec 6, 1972 – Aug 29, 1975AdminAlthough I retired from the Air National Guard, I've never lost the pride/love I've had for the Indy. I was proud to serve twice to the Med - Cannes, Palma de Majorca, Barcelona, Naples, Athens, Istanbul, Tunis, Crete!
McCauley, Mac/jimmyRM3Dec 28, 1972 – Aug 28, 1975Communication/Radio

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