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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 – 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hoover, JonLT1981 – 1984PAOOperation Urgent Fury (Grenada) Also transited the Suez Canal and became a Blue Nose (north of the Artic Circle)
Ward, PeterAMEC(AW)1981 – 1984VA-15 AME ShopThe Indy was a good ship. My tour with VA-15 onboard the Indy was memorable, to be certain!
Sutton, CharlesLI21981 – 1984X4INDY PRINTSHOP
Carter, Jeffrey H.ABF3 E41981 – 1984V-1Some of the best and most memorable times of my life. Working on the flight deck of one of the most powerful forces in the world was unreal. If anyone from my time remembers me I would love to hear from you.
Ice, ChristopherE-4/ADA1981 – Oct 1, 1984I was a jet engine mechanic (Ships Company)
Vanderwal, BrianHT21981 – 1985Rhey all you smoke eaters and turd chasers out there. saw some names on this site,a couple of ht's the ADCA. hope your all doing well. had some great times, and some really bad times too. all in all glad I served.
Kilinski, JimmyPC 31981 – 1982pclooking for bill norden
Milliken, MichaelHT21981 – 1985RHello Indy shipmates,I started in lightwater shop then shipfitter shop last couple of years. NFP for a couple years also.Have cool memories of time on ship,even had a band.
Taylor, KevinASE 31981 – 1984AIMD IM4
Nelson, JonHT-11981 – 1982Repair Pipe shopMiss all my shipmates. Had a great time in Austrailia
Hillman, Chuck1981 – 1983A/O2N2Probably one of the best crews I worked with. Getting ready to retire from civil service. Hope all you guys are doing well!
Flaherty, DanielAO-31981 –VF-1021981 IO cruise
Henderson, JohnAMH-31981 – 1984VF-32 Line & AirframesSpend some time looking back on those days with fondness and great pride. Was TAD to Sig. for one cruise, and spent most of my time as a line rat. Miss the flight deck, miss the camaraderie and will miss the Indy!
Klepinski, JohnIC2(SW)1981 – 1984"E", IC Gang, Aft IC
Cravens, ClaytonE5-AD21981 – 1984VAW122
Brown, TimothyIC11981 – 1984oewas the best of times
Darnielle, BPO3 / FTM31981 – Aug 20, 1985FOX Division
Oliveras, AngelE41981 – 1985adminMade some great friends
Milliken, MichaelHT21981 – 1985R
Green, RogerHT2Jan 1981 – Feb 22, 1984RHI TO ALL MY FELLOW HT'S GOOD TO SEE SOME FAMILIAR NAMES FROM R-DIV. I'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU TO TALK ABOUT OLD TIMES. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON
West, DavidE2 - E3 -E4 -E1Jan 1981 – Jul 1983B division ( Cat-Snipe )Always in trouble
Hand, JamesAO2Jan 1, 1981 – May 1, 1984HS-15Just like to say hi to some old shipmates
Westerfield, JamesBM e3Jan 1, 1981 – Apr 1, 1983second
Krese, JohnE4 ADJJan 10, 1981 – Oct 2, 1983vaw-122Looking for crew members thatwere with rvaw-120, vaw-122.
Mueller, ThomasJan 15, 1981 – Jun 25, 1984V-1 Fly 3 Yellow & Tractor DriverVery intense working environment but looking back it was a hell of a good time. Some of the best people I've ever worked with and some of the best times of my life.
Agnew, Psagnew18@aol.comBTFNJan 15, 1981 – Jun 22, 1982BTOil Kink Division
Barr, BobAME2Jan 21, 1981 – Mar 24, 1984VA-176What a great time I had serving with this squadron. We sure did have some fun. Perhaps a bit too much at times but what a blast it was.
Ridley, ThomasJan 25, 1981 – Jun 14, 1984VA-176/IM-2 (POWERPLANTSGreat times back in those days, enjoyed the ship and the squadron that I was assigned to. Made three cruises and many workups. Wouldn't trade those experiences for nothing in the world. Will be retiring from the Navy in June 2006, its been fun.
Hinds, OliverIC2Jan 25, 1981 – Oct 1, 1984EIC Gang
Bess, RonaldOS2Jan 25, 1981 – Jan 25, 1986OIHello guys, just wanted to hear from someone.
Nessman, TodABE 3Feb 1981 – Sep 1984V- 2 Bow CatsGreat time Good Freinds outstanding ship from IO to Med also Grenada , and being north of artic circle ... alot of good times
Shields, Troybm3Feb 1981 – Oct 19832nd div deck
Cleary, ChuckE-3,then E-2,back to E-3,E-2 again,ect.......Feb 1981 – Apr 1983V-1 blue shirt,then EOReported on board in Perth,best 3 days I'd had. Had some good times.Hard work. Great people. If not for all the Captains masts,who knows. I would love to hear from any shipmates.
Ramsey, Markus (Spike/rams)HT2Feb 1, 1981 – Jun 1, 1983Repair52 Years young now and still wish I was in. Cheers to the good old days boys!
Koleno, Timothye4Feb 1, 1981 – May 6, 1985im4
Hansen, ToddTM3Feb 1, 1981 – Jul 31, 1984G1I was assigned to G1, G2 and G3 divisions in the weapons department.
Lippincott, RussellMS2Feb 8, 1981 – Feb 15, 1983S2I will never forget my days as an Indy sailor.She was a proud ship with a crew that was equally proud to be a part of the Indy heritage.She will be missed by all who served onboard. Sail on Indy.You will not be forgotten.
Mueller, ThomasASM2Feb 10, 1981 – Jul 3, 1984V-1 / FLY 3 YELLOW & TRACTORSSERVED ON THE INDY WITH SOME REALLY GOOD PEOPLE. HAD SOME EXCELLENT TIMES AND TRULY INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCES. I WILL NEVER FORGET AND I'M VERY PROUD TO HAVE SERVED.
Perez, RubenPHANFeb 12, 1981 – Aug 25, 1985OPI still reflect in my dreams to this date of the time I had with my friends and the few port of call but they were very good to me. I hope my fellow shipmate see my name and contact me from OP DIV
Lippincott, RussellMS2Feb 22, 1981 – Jan 31, 1983S2
Wertz, TomE5/AK2Apr 16, 1981 – Jan 16, 1985S9 why can't i get my hatch open.
Salsbury, DickSNMay 1981 – May 1984V2 BowcatsI walked around wearing the headgear that said "Jesus is Lord". He still is. The group of guys I worked with were the best in the world. Together - we endured everything thrown at us. My utmost respect to you V2 cats
Roth, GeorgeAO-3May 9, 1981 – Jun 12, 1983I had some great times! Looking for some old shipmates
Chitty, DavidLTJGJun 1981 – Apr 1983OI
Wiley, Jones Tom profile iconBTFNJun 1981 – Nov 1982R-DIVLOVED IT IN THE VALVE SHOP!! WAS GLAD TO BE THERE WHEN THE HOSTAGES WERE RELEASED IN OCTOBER OF '82
Goggin, Robert profile iconPR 1Jun 1, 1981 – Jun 30, 1984IM2Looking for chief Dennis or Dennison . IM2 div LCPO
Lowery, Gregoryenlisted BTJun 1, 1981 – Jun 6, 19832 main boier roomwhats up BT just checking in with you all miss lighting boiler and black smoke stacks
Jackson, RickyE4Jun 1, 1981 – May 26, 1984V2We spent so much time at sea, I use to think that the ship was a training carrier for captains. Went through 3 or 4 captains. Last maintenance officer was Larry Penix. He was too cool.
Jones, SteveIC2Jun 2, 1981 – Sep 12, 1984E / IC GangAny of you guys from the IC gang out there ? If so, drop me a note.
Laughner, DavidABH3Jun 10, 1981 – Mar 30, 1985V-1
Laughner, DavidABH3Jun 10, 1981 – Mar 16, 1985V-1Made the 82 Med cruise, 83-84 Caribean-MED-Artic circle cruise, Made the 84-85 Med/IO cruise.
Middleton, ScottAMH 2Jun 10, 1981 – Jul 30, 1984VS-15The best years of my life. I met great people and saw places and did things most people can only dream about.
Bess, RonaldOS2Jul 1, 1981 – Jan 25, 1986OILooking for old enlisted buddies?
Kuehner, KenAW3Jul 4, 1981 – Sep 24, 1984OXUpp,Hartogg,Burcham,Fails,Daily....some of the best friends I ever made in my life.
Wenzinger, BillBM2Jul 7, 1981 – Mar 11, 1985FirstFun and games at sea. Bagel Station, Granada, etc.etc. What ever happened to the likes of my crew in Deck house 5. I miss you guys and would love to hear from you someday
Juris, MikeE-3Aug 1981 – Dec 1983HS-15Hey James Hand and Mike Powell Or any one else from HS-15. I Remember you guys. I am still alive and can be found at www.mikes motorcycles.net
Cranmer, BobBT3/BTFN/BTFA/HA HAAug 15, 1981 – Sep 15, 1985bany of you ole' cat snipes still alive? email me?
Rowe, Leslie (Buddyrowe)E-4Aug 27, 1981 – Aug 26, 1985V-1FLY3DUDES........FOD walkdown lets go !!! I'll Never forget all the great places we went to and all the things we did. Great Memories!!! and especially, I wont forget all my Bro.s. p.s. Lets Save the Indy !!!
Darnielle, BurtFTM-3Sep 24, 1981 – Aug 19, 1985FOXLebanon, Grenada and finished off my time in Philly.
Sneesby, BillABF3Oct 1981 – Jul 5, 1985V4Some people talk about working with Jet fuel, I still do only in a better money making situation. Looking for old friends.
Burgess, JackAIRMANOct 1, 1981 – Jun 1, 1985AIMDHaze Grey n' Underway ...
Thacker, RickAT2Oct 3, 1981 – Dec 18, 1984AIMD IM-3It was quite an experience lots of good friend I have lost track of through the years. The Indy was always at sea can't say I miss it all that much
Drudy, RobertIC2Oct 19, 1981 – Mar 24, 1984IC GangServed on the Independance for 3 years had a great time would love to hear from others that served
Bero, AndrewMS 3Oct 20, 1981 – Jul 16, 1985S-2 / S-5What a shame they sent her to a watery grave in the Gulf of Mexico. She was a grand old girl.
Uhls, RonnieMMFNOct 23, 1981 – May 1985A O2N2 ShopLooking for some old friends.
Harshaw, JohnDS3Oct 31, 1981 – Jun 7, 1985OEWho can forget knee knockers, field day and sponson watch. ORE, Bob Hope, Grenada, Lebanon and 19 hours in Istanbul Good Times - Miss my old shipmates. Hope you are all doing well. Please reach out and say hello.
Coleman, GregMM3 MM2 (SW)Nov 1981 – Nov 1996A O2N2 Shop
Rathbun, Stevefc2Nov 1981 – 1985FoxOne of the most memorable and honorable periods of my life. Wish I could do it again. Hope everyone is doing well :-)
Lamarca, MikeAQ2Nov 13, 1981 – Feb 11, 1984VF-14/IM3 W/C 603Airwing member but attached to ships crew. Great memories.
Rhoads, RogerABH 3Nov 17, 1981 – Feb 15, 1985V-1We had alot of fun, though we had to work hard.Not much liberty on the 83 84 Med cruise but we made for lost time when we hit the beach.Met alot of good guys that I think of often.I wouldn't trade the time I spent on Indy for anything.
Coats, ShaneAME3Dec 1981 – Mar 1985VAW-122I often wonder what happened to the guys I served with,and how their lives turned out. At the time I did'nt realize how much the memories of my time aboard the INDY would mean to me later in life. Any of you steeljaws out there send me an e-mail.
Cochran, RobertIC2Dec 1, 1981 – Sep 29, 1985ENone
Wells, VinceDec 13, 1981 – Oct 11, 1985hello to everyone in oi division.
Gibbs, LeonMS3Dec 15, 1981 – Jun 29, 1983S 2Lebanon / Grenada -Bagel station Boring, 35 days without seeing daylight, Naples, Naples, Naples - need new liberty port. Nassau, Bahama, Fort Lauderdale FL. great liberty. She was in Dry Dock when I Left. MASSIVE VIEW . E-mail me

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