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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 2654 crew members registered for the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1960 | 1961 – 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
Braun, JackBM31961 – 19635th
Preston, ArthurAK31961 – 1963S-6AK3 in the S-6 Div of the most miserable ship during the most miserable tour of duty in my entire time in the Navy. The food was terrible, morale was worse, and the leadership left much to be desired. I could not wait to get off of this ship.
McKee, NoelE31961 – 19621st.
Krieger, MichaelABH 31961 – 1963Hanger Deck
Trent, JoeRDSN1961 – 1962OIPlank owner
Shipley, CarolAdj11961 – 1963AviationMy dad was on the USS Kity Hawk for her maiden voyage from atlantic to bringing her around the horn to her home port in Cornado, Calif. It was his last tripp before retiring with 20
Dombrock, DavidAC31961 – 1962OC
Wyatt, BillL/Cpl1961 – 1963Marine Det.
Bonenfant, RobertE 41961 – 1963Dental
McGerald, StoneyE-41961 – 1964VAH-13
Garrard, BillAN1961 – 1963V4
Gross, RobertMT31961 – Aug 1962SAMPLANK OWNER
Boling, Paul D>ABFAN1961 – 1962V4plank owner, shell back, horned shell back
Moyer, FreddieGMG 21961 – 1963G DivisionKitty Hawk was my home for about three years and I really enjoyed the tour of duty. I sometimes wish I had stayed in but the brown water navy was chasing me! I am a plank owner of the Kitty Hawk!!
James, GuhlIC 21961 – May 1964E divisionExperience of a lifetime. Shakedown cruise. Plankowner. Where are Charlie Robson, Ed McNew, Larry VanMoer?
Bennett, GordonRD31961 – 1963OII am looking for the USS Kitty Hawk Westpac book. I was in from 1959-1963
Hall, RayeEM3Jan 1961 – Dec 1962ElectricalAnyone I served with email me your phone number or email address rayehall1941@gmail.com
Petz, DaveYN3Jan 2, 1961 – Aug 14, 1962PersonnelPlank owner
Harrington, John HarryICFNJan 10, 1961 – Nov 4, 1963E4 plank owner trans. from Connie precom after fire in NYNY made horncruise first hunters point yard period first west pac . would like to hear from anyone who remembers me717-244-8798 e-mail jph_147@hotmail.com. -
Schmidt, RobertADJ3Feb 1961 – Jul 1962V4
Lacourciere, Jacques (Frenchie)3RD CLASS PETTY OFFICERFeb 1961 – Feb 1963V2
Trapp, RichardSNFeb 1, 1961 – Aug 8, 1963OE
Fisher, RichardETN2Feb 7, 1961 – Mar 2, 1965X
Hupperich, Sam C.SNMar 1961 – Jun 19624 th Plank owner. I was on crew that outfitted the ship, while she wa still Camden ship yard. Looking for any 3rd. or 4th Div. Salors during this time.
Orth, Richard (Heavy)MM2Mar 28, 1961 – Oct 14, 1963MI worked in 1MMR. Would like to here from anyone who remembers me or that I should remember.
Lambeck, GusAT1Apr 1961 – Jul 1962AM/MAAPlank Owner
Stephens, JerryABH 2Apr 1961 – Dec 1964V-2I was assigned to Kitty Hawk in Apr.61 after boot camp. I was aboard until mid 62 when I was sent to VR-7 at Moffett Field CA. I returned to the Kitty Hawk in Dec. 63 and was discharged in Dec. 64. I worked in arresting gear. See ya in WA!
Meyer, William W.Airman E-3Apr 1961 – Dec 1962V-1I was a yellow shirt director and crew chief on the flight deck in V-1 division. I think of and miss my Navy brothers quite often.
Gaetzman, Allan ( Pete )BT 2Apr 1, 1961 – Oct 12, 1966BPlank Owner, 2 MMR Do Remember good and rough Times also most people assigned to 2 MMR. Can reach me @ 262 - 705- 7559
Drourr, HowieApr 1, 1961 – Jun 1962SAMI was part of the commissioning crew of the USS Kitty Hawk..CVA-63... I picked the ship up at the New York Shipbuilding Corp in Camden NJ,,,my home town. I rode it across to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard...to Cuba then to San Diego CA..
Johnstone, RobertSNApr 16, 1961 – Apr 16, 1962OC ( Air Traffic Control)At the time, I was the youngest sailor in the US Navy - What an experience! Great time...
Chambers, RoyYApr 16, 1961 –
Mahoney,, Patrick T.PRIVATE FIRST CLASSApr 19, 1961 – Jan 29, 1963Marine DetachmentS.A.S.S. Special Weapons Security sentry , Capt.Wm.Bringle's,Cmdr.Coulter's Orderly.Any shellback or brother Leatherneck that can confirm this,an e-mail would be appreciated. Veteran's Admin. wants verify treatment oncologydiag Cheers al
Piech, Lawrence profile iconLance corporalApr 20, 1961 –Marine detachmentAny one remember me?
Adams, DennisSKSNApr 29, 1961 – Apr 2, 1963Supply (S-1)Was the Electronics/ Ordance Storekeeper on board
Neeley, WardBT2Apr 29, 1961 – May 23, 1964Bhi to all bt's and mm's and other engineering rates, i was on the commissioning detail and spent my first four years in the navy working in #4main. short tad period on the uss donner. lot of hard work but the ports we visited were great..
Williams, MerlinMM2Apr 29, 1961 – Sep 10, 1963MPrecommissioning: Plankowner
Adams, Dennis / DenniSKSNMay 1961 – Jun 1963Supply (S-1)Worked in Electronics/ Ordance storerooms, Electronics was on the O-1 level, the Ordance Storeroom was below the mm shop I think it was the 3rd level
Thompson, ThomBT3May 1961 – Jun 1963BWhat A great ship she was
Dibenedetti, RobertE3Jun 1961 – Jul 1961Radar
Swartout, JamesADJ2Jun 2, 1961 – Aug 21, 1963VA112
Hofstetter, William/timBM3Jun 20, 1961 – Jun 8, 19624thPlankowner. Horn Shellback. Mossback.
Neforos, JamesYN3Jul 1961 – Jun 1963OP
Fry, Thomas / TomADJ-3Jul 1961 – Jul 1964VAH-13
Spitz, JoeRD3Jul 1961 – Jun 1963OIAround the horn and one west pac cruise.Enjoyed the time with my shipmates.
Thompson, Jay (Tom)E-2 TO BT-3Aug 1961 – Jun 1963B forward evapsmade westpac cruise down to south china sea loas crisis from there to bering sea to bring out russians bears then home port San Diego left ship to go to B-school in philly what a wonderful gal she was
Simons, John E. (Red)BT-3Aug 1961 – Aug 1965BWould like to talk to any old shipmates. Give me a call. You can reach me at 219-465-7294. Currently residing in Indiana.
Fowler, DickAMH1Aug 1961 – Nov 1961VF142 World Famous Fighting FalconsI rode the ship around the Horn and into San Diego. We hit some great liberty ports(Rio, Valpariso, Lima).Spent too much time at Gitmo but otherwise it was a great cruise.
Walling, JackRMSNAug 2, 1961 – Dec 1962CRJoined the Kitty Hawk in Norfolk, was on the Independence and swapped over, wanted to get on the West Coast. Loved the Kitty
Moss, Melvinbt 2Oct 1961 – Apr 12, 1963bworked the aft evaps for about 6 mo's. then to the oil gang for the rest of my time on the KH.
Morgan, OliverSM2Oct 1961 – 1964CommunicationsPlank Owner. Assigned in Philly, PA and watched it being built in Camden, NJ. Went on the ship for the first sea trials. From here, around the Horn to San Francisco, CA. Two cruises to Yokosuka, Japan.
Heard, EverettAE3Oct 1, 1961 – Jul 10, 1964VA112anyone in 61to 64 looking for anyone. I did 2 west-pac. Marshal-Coats-Brown-Foy-Deangelo-McShosh-Leciejewski
Quinley, RichABH3Oct 30, 1961 – Sep 1963V3Made the ship's first Westpac deployment. Had lots of great buddies; if any see my listing please email me. I got a kick out the East Coasters who hated California but ended up staying here.
Schell, AndyRD2Nov 1961 – Mar 1965OIJosh, I FINALLY got my picture here! This message posted LIVE from the Phoenix "Kitty Hawk" reunion 2007! P.S. You finally found me Pete!
Street, DaleFTM2Nov 15, 1961 – Sep 1964Fox
Thornton, JoeL/CPLNov 30, 1961 – Aug 24, 1963Marine Corps Detachment
Geiger, PeteRD-3Dec 1961 – Feb 1965OIAndy Shell are you out there?
Schuster, WilliamGMT-2Dec 1961 – Dec 1964w
De Leon, SimonAEANDec 1961 – Apr 1966VA-115I was on Kitty Hawk in '61-'66. Deployed to Tokin Gulf, Yankee Station in Vietnam '65-'66. Looking for Daryl Oliphant
Wirrick, GaryETN2Dec 1, 1961 – Dec 14, 1964OE
Bailey, CliffE3Dec 6, 1961 – Mar 27, 1965OCWould like to connect with anyone from the Deployment of 10/17/1963 - 6/13/1966
Kimball, RobertSADec 27, 1961 – Jun 22, 1962Radio RoomWas assigned TDY awaiting ETA School at Treasure Island. Spent 5 months in dry dock at Hunter's Point Naval Ship Yard. Got 1 month of sea duty (only sea duty my whole tour). Worked fire watch, spud locker, etc.
Walsh, RichardAIRMAN E-3Dec 30, 1961 – Aug 20, 1965V-3Would like to hear from anyone from V-3 divison. I am living in Cape Coral, Fl now.

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