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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).

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NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Spinella, ScottPO11976 – 1978it was fun
West, SteveENFN1976 – 1977AStarted out in Hydraulics, Vents/Voids, then Divisional Yeoman working with MM3 Donald Hosford. Being an airplane nut I couldn't have asked for better duty. I left with fond memories of the ship and the 2 cruises. Departed once in Portsmouth shipy
Tidwell, MartyE31976 – 1978S6Med.Cruise, Carribean Cruise, St. Thomas Would like to talk to old friends. Killer or Frog if you're out there e-mail me
Hughes, Jim (Howie)1976 –
Schieble, Dennis profile iconE-81976 – 1984NavigationI am one of the daughters of Dennis... he passed away on 5/18/09 ... I'm here just enjoying the memories....
Wisler, JeffreyABE31976 – 1979Air V2My first command following Boot Camp. Learned a great deal about the AB rating, enjoyed the people I worked with and for, a real experience...
Mead, KeithAO31976 – Apr 16, 1979G
Burrell, BradleyAMS1976 –Airwing, HS5 Line crewWanted to remain in service but family duty wouldn't allow it. I loved everything about the Navy and the aircraft. Had some really good friends. Where are you all now,? Ron Chambers, Rick McEllhinny, Greg Portwood, Vega?
Lovins, DonaldABE-1Jan 1976 – Jul 1979V-2 A/G
McMurdo, DennisBT-2Jan 17, 1976 – Aug 29, 1979Boiler MMR-1Great ship with a great team!!!
McNeil, DanielBM2Jan 19, 1976 – Jun 15, 19795THTime of my lift should have done the 20
Morton, Michael profile iconAZ3Jan 25, 1976 – Jul 11, 1979IM-1Enjoyed all the countries and ports that the ship visited. Any shipmates still around , send a hello.
Miller, RobertE3Feb 1976 – 1979BServed in 3mmr and 4mmr,had a great time. got my jaw broken by BT Jester while in 3mmr,meet a girl while in the hospital and have been married to her for 32 years.
Bell, Don profile iconSK3 S-1 DEPTFeb 1976 – Oct 1979S-1 Supply
Edwards, BruceMM2Feb 1, 1976 – Oct 29, 1979-Air comperssor shop, O2N2 shopMade 3 med cruises, learned a lot in 3 years. Enjoyed going to the Virgin Island and Cuba as well as all the ports of call in the Med.
Ferong, DaveBM2Feb 10, 1976 – Oct 20, 19791st, 3rd & 5th
Hawkins, TonyBM 2Mar 1976 – Dec 1979Deck Department
Brady, JohnIC3Mar 12, 1976 – Oct 17, 1978V2Assigned to PLAT & LENS
McBride, TomENFNApr 1976 – Dec 1977A BOAT SHOPAnyone out there from the boat shop look me up. ipave2000@yahoo.com
Miller, RobertE2Apr 5, 1976 – Feb 5, 1979B---BoilersLooking for guys from 3mmr and 4mmr who are dealing with sleep apnea , and a fib due to exposure to asbestos and solvents, paints
Wilson, Chris KerryQM3Apr 19, 1976 – Dec 25, 1979navigationYeah1 those were the days Email me at mrmillion1@live.com
Wilson, Steve WillieAO 2May 10, 1976 – Oct 7, 1979G 4 weapons deptRemember when you could not wait to get out of the Navy? Now I look back at my time on the Indy,as some of the best times of my life. Love all you elevator scubs. Brothers forever!
Grinage, ScottMM2Jun 1976 – Jun 1980best times, amr1........need water?.....................
Grebinger, ThomasAO2Jun 1976 – Oct 1979GMAlso on same ship, served in TAD Transportation! I was in GM Division, when first onboard; then was transferred to flight deck,after getting sailor of the month. Then stayed on flight deck remainder of my stay!
Gledhill, AllanABH-ANJun 15, 1976 – Feb 2, 1979V-1Had a great time on board Indy. Made a lot of good friends . Med cruise 1977 , Hope to here from old shipmates.
Belviy, JeffAK3Jun 15, 1976 –Pax River StrikeFirst time aboard. Two weeks touch and go's.
Surman, Herbert "Skip"AM-2Jun 30, 1976 – Jan 1, 1978CVW-7, VA-65Airframes troubleshooter,Line Division
Nadeau, PhilipABH-3Jul 1976 – Sep 1977V-3Threw a lot of footballs in the hanger deck to guys who could have played for the NFL. Laid down a lot of paint too. It doesn't matter anymore anyway because she's going to Brownsville. Got shot off cat 2 onthecodplane!!
Jones, Ronnie (Sam)HT3Aug 1976 – Dec 1979R divI was in the Pipe shop. wish I would have stayed. David Saldie and Dudley Gordon ( rabbit) and I have been in contact. would like to get with any others that we might know.
Leonard, LarryAC2Aug 1976 – Nov 1978OC Division
Hall, TerranceBMSNAug 6, 1976 – Nov 23, 19781st div.the greatest time of my life,the greatest people to work with. I should have stayed the 30yr.
Chesvick, EdwardYNSN to LN2Aug 6, 1976 – Jun 10, 1979R Division/Legal OfficeLog Room Yeoman and bridge watch during 1977 Med cruise. Transferred to the Legal Office after the cruise and attended Legal Clerk/Court Reporting course in Newport R.I. 2/78 to 4/78 and returned to the Legal Office.
West, SteveFA/FNSep 1976 – 1977AStarted out in the Hydraulics shop, then Vents and Voids briefly, then divisional office Yeoman. Later transferred off once in Portsmith Naval Shipyard to attend Engineman A school in Great Lakes, Ill
Salerno, CraigMM2Sep 1976 – Sep 1980ASteam Heat/ Cat Shop
Bradbury, JimRM3Sep 1976 – Jan 1980CRSo many good memories on the Indy. The Med cruises were the best. St Thomas was pretty sweet too. I didn't realize how fun it was until I was discharged. No regrets for signing up.
Stillitano, PaulSk2Sep 1976 – Jun 1980S-1 DivisionProbably the best years of my life, good friends and great memories..
Aukerman, DuaneEN3Sep 1976 – Sep 26, 1980A DivisionSteam Heat / Catapult Shop
Schumaker, GreggBM3Sep 1, 1976 – Jun 24, 19801ST & 4THI would like to keep in touch with the BM's I served with, and the time I was on board the Indy, I worked with the most crazy bunch of sailors in the world.
Scheffler, MikeQM/SNSep 9, 1976 – Jun 9, 1979NavigationHad a great tour on the Indy and made some good friends. 2 Med cruises, 1 hurricane, fires on the Isle of Capri, 3 Caribbean cruises, and a boatload of memories. Any QM's feel free to contact me. mscheffler1@gmail.com
Nelthrope, Harold Aka DetroitE-4Sep 13, 1976 – Jun 13, 1979V-4 Aviation Fuels76 to 79 those were the good old day's. send e-mail if you remember.
Brennan, ArthurGMT2Sep 14, 1976 – Feb 16, 1980WThat wasn't the Admiral's swimming pool behind those locked doors, like everyone thought
Lyle, DaveAC2Sep 20, 1976 – Feb 2, 1978OCWork as controller in ATC
Cahill, KevinmmfaOct 1976 – Oct 1977A
Lawrence, JimBoatswain's Mate 3rd classOct 1976 – May 1979second division Dec departmenthad a great time three years I was on the on the independence, never forget the time I spent there.
Spear, DonAX3Oct 1, 1976 – Oct 31, 1977VS-31
Suiter, MelvinABF3Oct 1, 1976 – Nov 1, 1980V-4The first time across the equaitor on the first cruise is always a memory that is with me.
Thorson, KennethSNOct 15, 1976 – Apr 30, 1979
Wilf, TonyAG2Oct 15, 1976 – Jan 15, 1980OAAerographer's Mate in Operations Dept. 2 Mediterranean Cruises.
Marquardt, ThomasE-3Oct 16, 1976 – Jun 17, 1980Elevator shopworked and ran upper and lower stage elevators
Touchton, MichaelRM 3Nov 1976 – Dec 1979CR
Michael, TouchtonRM3Nov 1976 – Dec 15, 1979CR
Nichols, Al (Nic)SK3Nov 1976 – May 1980S-1Began my journey as an FA changed my rate, transfered to S-1, met some great folks, re-enlisted as an SK3 and spent the next four years in Hawaii and California. Memories I’ll cherish forever.
Adams, SteveABF2Nov 1, 1976 – Aug 1, 1979V4Had some good times had some bad times
Dimaiwat, Edmundo (Ed)SKCNov 20, 1976 – Dec 2, 1980S-1
Dessert, StevenMMDec 1976 – Jul 1980AAir Compressor Shop, O2N2 Shop, Steam Heat/Catapult Shop
Bethea, TpAO3Dec 1976 – Aug 1979G
Bolger, Martinabh anDec 1976 – Jul 1979v1What a great bunch of guys in V1, especially the crash crew many fond memories of everyone . Great experience on the Indy ,hope everyone is doing well,a big hello to Dave Noble,Val,and John Haslam ,the best of memories.
Cook, FrankFADec 1976 – Apr 1977R
Shelley, Timothy /RM2Dec 1976 – Jun 1980CR DivisionI grew up here. Med Cruise 77 / Med Cruise 79 I met and served with alot of great men here and we all grew up together. Proud to have served.
Oursler, Gary V "Buzz"OS2Dec 5, 1976 – Aug 21, 1979OIMy time on the Indy will always be remembered. I saw parts of the world I would have never been able to see. I made many dear friends. I sure would like to walk in the hangar bay just one more time. My very best to all who served on the Indy.
Lawrence, DavidOS1Dec 17, 1976 – Jan 5, 1980OI
Smith, MarkGMG3Dec 31, 1976 – Sep 6, 1980FOXI just posted a video on Youtube of some of the sites from a Caribbean cruise in March of 1979. I have lot of pictures but I'm not in them. I hope to reconnect with old friends and share some. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2-s39nC

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