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USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). 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 2662 crew members registered for the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 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 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 – 2004 | 2005 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Marquez, David F.0000 –
Brecheen, JimAC1/ACCSep 5, 1070 – Jun 15, 1974OCover 30 yrs. in the Navy and this was my best tour of duty.
Martin, Patrick DavidEM2Apr 15, 1905 – Sep 20, 2009E-DIVBest ship in the Navy due to the best shipmates in the Navy!
Kirby, DanielAO21959 – 1962AMPlank Owner.I am interested in hearing from any of my old shipmates in AM or G division
Shirley, Willis (Chief)BTC1959 – 1962BPLANK OWNER - WAS CHIEF OIL KING Ceramony on the Hanger Deck 12/28/1961 First Chief to be piped over the side/retired w/8 side boys. Now 85 years old and still going strong. Retired to Texas. (254) 694-2837 .
Estorga, FredQM3Jan 1, 1959 – Apr 10, 1961Nwould like to hear from any one in N division on trip around the horn and partys in s.f.
Echevarria, Richard EchevarriaBM3May 22, 1959 – May 6, 19633rdI commisioned the Hawk and i`m a plank owner.I`m looking for anyone from thev 3rd division and in part- icular William Hazelip or John L. Hansen. RICHARD ECHEVARRIA BM3 534-7723
Stevens, KarlEM2Jul 23, 1959 – Jul 22, 1963EPower distrubtion #7 SWBD Pre comm. detail Philly PA/Camden NJ Plank owner
Lauver, DennisBT3 USN----EMCM USCG (RET)Jul 29, 1959 – May 1, 1980B 3MAINPLANK OWNER
Chandler, DouglasseamenAug 19, 1959 – May 3, 1963ist divison
Hayward, BobRM3Sep 24, 1959 – Aug 24, 1962RM
Richardson, W.d.SeamanDec 1959 – Dec 6, 1963First DivisionHow do I obtain my plank for being on the original crew of the Kitty Hawk? My son tried to obtain such before the ship was decommissioned. My wife passed away at that time & we dropped it. Would like to obtain one.
Schaller, DonaldSK31960 – 1963SWorked as storekeeper for W division.
Smythe, William E.2ND LT. USMC1960 – 1961Marine Corps DetatchmentLeft Philadelphia on the Kitty Hawk, and was on board around Cape Horn, and into dry dock in San Francisco.
Calabrese, Ralph (Frenchy)EM31960 – 1962EHi to all my Buddies! I often think about our shake down cruise. I treasure my book that covered our trip around the horn & our initiation . Not to many sailors crossed the equator. Hope we meet again.
Samochile, SamAN1960 – 1962Air Missle
Malone, CharlesIC31960 – 1963E-4
Sheldon, GaryGMT21960 – Aug 1963W-Division
Whalen, DavidSeaman1960 –Deck
Corwin, PerryABHAN1960 – Oct 1963V1enjoyed my stay on board, the flight deck was the place to be,... very exciting. I was wet behind the ears, had to learn fast. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers. 2063964432
Osborne, DonaldMm31960 – May 9, 1961A
Killala, JohnGMT21960 – Jun 1962W DivisionPlank Owner, discharges in San Diego 1962
Deboer, BrianE41960 – 1965Flight deck ordinance divisionI am looking for James "Lil Al" Allen.
Sitowski, Dug (Sid)E3airmanJan 13, 1960 – Nov 13, 1964AM (Air Launched Guided Missile)What a great experince for a boot fresh out of Great Lakes. Spent 3 1/2 exciting years of my life living aboard the wonderful Kitty Hawk and stiil after 50 years would still know my way around her blindfolded.So long KH.
Lott, EddiePO 3 ClassFeb 7, 1960 – Jun 23, 1963V-1 division ( 3 months ) Photo Lab -3years and 7 monthsI grew from a 19 years old kid to become an adult on this ship , the experience that I received help me later in life.
Simpson, ChuckldcrFeb 17, 1960 – Jan 3, 1970V-4 & V-5looking for old shipmates
Silva, DonABFeb 19, 1960 – Nov 11, 1962V2
Keigley, Walterft3Mar 14, 1960 – Sep 12, 1962FOXam a plank owner like to find out how to get a plank . also am looking for a very good buddy by the name of Anthony A Anderson work with me in the fire control spare parts room. can anyone help on getting a plank help
Binning, GeraldBM3May 1960 – May 23, 19633rdi was assigned to the hawk out of boot camp and than tamporaily assigned to the naval base in DC for 6 mouths and than to the boxer for two mouths than the karasarge for a mouth&half than to the hawk
Hydrick, Wesley E.MM3May 1960 – Oct 15, 1963M division
Perkins, RobertFNMay 13, 1960 – Apr 1, 1964A-1
Velie, EdwardMachinest Mate 2nd classMay 24, 1960 – Jul 23, 1964A-Division An experience I'll never forget...Learned a lot, saw a lot and even got paid for it. (God Bless these mighty ships and their crews)
McMichael, RichardMCMICHAEL SNJun 1960 – Jun 15, 1962S-4
Robson, CharlesMM2Jun 8, 1960 – Sep 18, 1966M DivisionWorked in engine room #2 for the entire time, came on the Hawk in April, 1961 and helped put her in commission. Stayed on the Hawk until middle of June, 1964. Went temp/ Turner DDR834/ miltary Police, Jax. Fl.
McMichael, RichardMCMICHAELJun 15, 1960 – Jun 15, 1962S-4Plankowner - Precom detail at Norlolk and Little Creek, VA. Last reunion 15-20 Aug 2006, Chicago, ILL. Web: kitty hawk vets dot com
Moschetto, AndrewMM 3Jun 29, 1960 – Jun 30, 1962M and AI recall great days down in "reach-rod jungle" (3 Main) with some of the best bunch of guys I had ever met, and will never forget. Chief St. John whom I knew briefly from The Forrestal lured me over to A Div. where I worked on deck-edge elevato
Palapo, Erasmo (Rusty)RM(SN)Jun 30, 1960 – Jun 30, 1963OC(Radio)Start of a wonderful naval career that lasted 20.5 years. Fun memories of my youthful yester years. May the Almighty protect us all. Go! KH GO!!!
White, WilliamPN2Jul 1960 – Jun 1962XNext reunion scheduled to be in Charleston, SC.The 16th to 19th September 2019.. Website: www.kittyhawkvets.com. Get a copy of the membership application and send in.
Cenziper, FredSNJul 1960 – Jun 9, 1962XWorked in the print shop. Have copies of ships paper and other ship memorabilia. Did the first cruise around South America
Barnes, JerryBT 3Jul 6, 1960 – Jun 15, 1962B Number 1 holePlank Owner went aboard as FN left Bt3.It was hell being the first crew on a new ship. As, all you Bt's remember, we stood 4on 4off watches, but we made it. Would like to here from any of you guys that remember.me phone 936 714 8143
Blackburn, L. PaulEM2Jul 8, 1960 – Oct 11, 1963EPlank Owner, Pre-Comm at Norfolk, Va. Great experiences: Around the Horn and first West Pac cruises. Worked in the Power Shop. Would enjoy attending de-comm ceremony in ?(2008)
Castiglia, Jr, JohnPH!Jul 10, 1960 – Jul 24, 1960PHOTOAs a recently discharged PHI, USN I was transferred to the USNR at NAS WILLOW GROVE, I lived 2 miles from Camden, NJ and for my 1960 2 Week Reserve Summer Cruise I installed the first COLOR PHOTO LAB just prior to commisioning. A very proud moment.
Spry, HughBT3Jul 15, 1960 – Apr 10, 1964BAssigned to Kitty Hawk directly from bootcamp in July of 1960. Served onboard until April of 1964.
Cannon, Billy (B.j.)ADR2Jul 18, 1960 – Dec 2, 1964V-6Plane Owner***from AN (GSE shop) to ADR2-plane capt. on ships TF.(C1-A ) remember RIO, just about left the two CPO's they rowed out in a bum boat while we were getting underway,,,,,,
Harbour, Lester RSFP3 (E-4)Jul 20, 1960 – Jun 20, 1964R Division PLANKOWNER - USS KITTY HAWK - LARRY TARANGO where are you?
Hoffman, Robert HFTMSNJul 22, 1960 – Sep 1963FOXEnjoyed my time in Kitty Hawk. Now a presneter (DJ) on TankFM 103.1 in Kempsey, NSW Australia
Daniels, LarrySeamanJul 26, 1960 – Jun 16, 19623rdPlank owner mossback. Boarded In Philly went to Cuba for shakedown around the horn San Francisco. Looking for anyone assigned to the USS K. H. In the 3rd division at the same time period. Please call 863-655-4508
Fisher, Ron (Fish)MM2Aug 1960 – May 1964
Spry, HughBT 3Aug 1960 – Apr 1964Looking forward to meeting old friendsat decommissioning. Also a plankowner.
Gann, GalenAX-3Aug 1960 – Jun 1962V6
Allnutt, DanAK3Aug 1960 – Jul 1962V-6Plank Owner, Shellback, and Mossback
Snodgrass, DanMACHINIST MATE THIRDAug 5, 1960 – Dec 6, 19631963Plankowner of U.S.S. KITTYHAWK
Coates, RichardAT2Aug 8, 1960 – Feb 1, 1962Air MissileI got to know crewmen from every division on the ship during pre-comm. The stop in Rio was enlightening...The trip around the horn was eventfull!
Sizemore, GaryMM3Aug 15, 1960 – May 1962A-1
O'Connell, PatrickAT2Aug 20, 1960 – May 23, 1962V6/XStarted in the V6 shop Then went to the ships entertainment television station. Was instrumental in installing the first TV station on the ship.
Franklin, DanielSK3Aug 24, 1960 – May 3, 1963S1Enjoyed my time aboard and all the friends I made.
McNichol, Jim/macEM2Sep 1960 – Jun 1964E-2Plankowner, worked in Power Shop, left ship for USS America during 2nd, WesPac cruise.
Dobry, RonRM2Sep 1960 – Sep 1963CommunicationsPlank Owner - PreCom - Norfolk to Discharge in San Diego. Like to hear from other Radiomen from the Commissioning Crew.
Boehning, BurnieGSSNSep 1960 – Jul 4, 1963SAMPlankonwer-worked in starboard missile sponson-Left the ship in Hawaii on way to Japan for first Westpac tour. Still here and am looking for any of shipmates that are still around.
Peterson, CharlieRM2Sep 1, 1960 – Jul 30, 1961ORPlank Owner. My tour was up when we entered Norfolk to get ready to sail around the Horn. Wish that I had extended for the trip. Missed many good memories.
Mizic, Stephen (Miz)ANSep 1, 1960 – Feb 23, 1962V-1Looking for any member of V-1 division from maiden cruise to Hunters Point, S.F.
Breasher, PhilRM2Sep 1, 1960 – Jun 20, 1963ORWant to communicate with my old friends in the radio gang. If anyone knows how I can contact the following let me know please. John Kohler, Vince Babler, Charlie Beauchamp, John McGuire, Oh the memory ain't what she used to be.
Reeves, RonaldHTC (RET.)Oct 21, 1960 – Aug 29, 1962RepairPlankowner
Jaynes, GaryMT2Nov 1960 – Jan 1963SAM
Sitowski (Sid), DouglasE4Nov 13, 1960 – Nov 13, 1964AM (air launched guided misilles)Spent almost 4 years of my life on a great ship! Looking for any one still around from original AM Div.compliment.
Culpepper, TommyGMM3Nov 15, 1960 – Aug 9, 1963SAM
Rivera, CarlosANNov 30, 1960 – Oct 30, 1962V4I remember those two CPO's trying to get to the ship on a rowboat while the ship was leaving Rio- they made it! I watched from the flight deck, we had a lot of fun.
Kifus, Joseph R.MMFNDec 1960 – Sep 15, 1961M DivisionPlankowner worked in # 2 Engin Room
Muller, CarlAE 3Dec 1960 – Dec 1962V 6 I am one of 35 people to have been on the first and last cruise the ship made while in commission. They treated us like kings. It was one the nicest things that ever happened to me.
Sitowski, Dug (3-sheets)E3/ETDec 13, 1960 – Nov 13, 1964AM (air-launced guided missiles)Assigned to KH straight out of Great Lakes to the end of my enlistment in Nov, 64'. Can't believe it was so long ago...seems like only yesterday.

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