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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 2660 crew members registered for the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).

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NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Williams, PatrickAO21970 – 1971VA-195
Felter, Ken1970 – 1973This is for my brother who passes on early this year 2007. I know he has here during Nam and during the fire.
Merkle, GaryE21970 – 19724Fueled jets on the flight deck Played guitar and sang for the guys
Rigney Jr., William John profile iconADJ21970 – 1971VF-114 POWER PLANTS
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Nieland, BobBT31970 – 1974P1 4mmr
Mendonca, MichaelABE-21970 – Oct 26, 1972V-2
McKenna, Edward/macAbean1970 – 1973V2Worked on the best Cat Crew in the Navy
Jordan, AlexAIMD1970 –CV63I'm trying to recall the date of the fire in 1970. After the fire we went to Subic Bay and worked on the ship.
Harrison, MichaelMM21970 – 1971P-2Worked with water distillers, generators, main engines
Kenney, MacYN31970 – 1971Special ServicesServed up alot of beer and dogs on Grande Island.
Marshall, TomYN21970 – 1972vf-114 AARDVARKS
McManus, MickHM31970 – 1972MedicalDoc Mac
/edwards, JerryMM21970 – 1971P2Served in #2MMR from 9/70 till seperation from active duty 12/71. Served during Westpac cruise of 70/71.
Ireland, John IrishADJ21970 – 1971VF-213 ADJi was a aboard the USS Kitty Hawk WESTPAC from 1970 to 1971 and I am looking for all the adj in VF-213 especially those of us that volunteered to go to Da Nang as team so if your out there let me know. JOHN IRELAND ADJ2
Jensen, Robert/ JetABHAN1970 – 1973crash crew V1Looking for ED Heasley I drove #2 Crash truck operated the boat and aircraft crane I was on board during the transition from CVA to CV.
Cowper, KenABF41970 – 1970FUELCurrently living in Indianapolis indiana Have one son and 2 grandchildren and my life of 44 years. Anyone out there that was on board 1970 thru 1974. Jerry burns would like to find. Dave Segura and Geordie Alvarez
Browne, JimQM3Jan 1970 – Nov 1972NavigationKnown to some as "HOBO"
Showalter, DennisDS2Jan 1970 – Feb 10, 1974OZWorked in IOIC EDP with Chief Kyle,D.C. Crandall,Gary McAlpine, Jim Harbeson and quite a few others.
Nantz, JimMM2Jan 1970 – Jul 1971PWas assigned to main engine/boiler room. As MM2, stood MM of Watch, in-port, and Throttleman while underway. Did one West-Pac in '70/71. Was discharged on arival USA. Spent 6 more years as MM1 in active reserve.
Callahan, JohnRDSNJan 1970 – Dec 1971CIC
McGowan, PhilipNoneJan 1, 1970 – Dec 31, 1971NoneNone
Pohl, PeterE3 ABEJan 4, 1970 – Oct 14, 1973V2 bow catsTwo tours of Viet Nam Home ports of San Fran, San Diego and Washington. Had some good times over seas with stops in Hawii, Phillippins, Hong Kong, and Japan
Smith, Phillip (Smitty)PN3Jan 10, 1970 – Oct 10, 1972Executive Personnel
Coggins, JohnnyE3Jan 20, 1970 – Oct 25, 1973V2maintained & operated arresting gear
Edwards, GaryHM3Mar 1970 – Oct 1970medical
Rohrs, GaryE4Mar 1970 – Jan 1974V-2This is Gary's cousin. Gary passed away in 2005. I am looking for anyone that served with him, specifically from 1972-1973, that can verify this for an ongoing VA claim. Thank you!
Conard, CloydSK2Mar 1970 – Jun 1972SupplyWorked for Cmdr Bill Hennesy, LCdr John Morris, LCdr James Dunkel
Booth, Daniel/dogboneAO2Mar 4, 1970 – Mar 4, 1976VF-114!oaded bombs and missels and did maintence on the arming and electrical systems got of the service and biong 707 did't have bomb or missel racks so now i'm a QC inspector for spun concrete power poles in winter haven florida im the dogbo
Shreffler, MarkMM3Mar 6, 1970 – Jun 15, 1974A Division EngineeringShe was a fine ship. Brought me to a wife of over 30 years and 3 children
Reddick, Paul profile iconE5Mar 8, 1970 – Jun 16, 1972IOICLooking back, good times, great experience. Being there then, not so much. Difference between 18 and 68 I guess.
Rigney, William John Jr.ADJ2Mar 15, 1970 – Nov 10, 1971VF-114 AARDVARKS
Fox, Louis G Fox {foxy}AO3Apr 1970 – Jul 27, 1973Air Missle
Strauch, Joseph JDP2Apr 1, 1970 – Aug 1, 1972IOIC / OZWorked in the "Land of OZ". Where Mickey plan the bombing raids. Long days or were they nights? Enjoyed serving with a great bunch of guys though. In looking back, the long days at sea don't look so bad now. LOL
Strauch, Joseph JDP2Apr 1, 1970 – Oct 1, 1972OZLooking for any shipmates from the days of OZ abroad the USS Kitty Hawk
Kasprzyk, RobertQM3Apr 1, 1970 – Jun 16, 1972NavigationServed on board the Kitty Hawk for 2 West Pac deployments during the Viet nam War. Working as a Quartermaster was probably the best job I could have worked during that period. I have no regrets.
Hardin, BillABH3Apr 10, 1970 – Dec 5, 1972V1-V3
Harris, RegieHM-2Apr 19, 1970 – Jul 25, 1972Ships Crew/ MedicalNeed info of flt. deck accident in '72. Man sucked into intake of plane,(name was Pellis ?). Memorial Dedication I believe was in Cruise Book, but have lost mine. Need full rank, name,date of shipmates death, and squadron attached to. PLEASE HE
Davis, PaulMay 1970 – Dec 17, 1971Special Services/Radio Communications
Harcourt, Edwin (Mike)BT3May 1970 – Feb 15, 1974P-2Worked all the jobs in 2MMR two west pac tours and started a 3rd one before leaving. Still doing the same type of work in a power plant.
Alcantara, GeorgeMR3Jun 1970 – Nov 1971p3worked with great guys in Machine Shop would love to hear from any one from the Days, Worked Hard Partyed Hard
Robano, Dominick NickMM 2Jun 1970 – Jan 21, 19723-MMR3 Main Mach. Room
Peddicord, Brucemm1Jun 1970 – 1980a/c shop a divanyone know the wereabouts of mmcm mike cuff ?
Posey, RayHM2Jun 1, 1970 – Sep 29, 1972Medical
Johnson, DavidMM3Jun 15, 1970 – Jun 15, 1974P2I operated as MMOW in number 2 engine room at the time I had left. I worked my way up the watches (messenger, vacuum tank, booster pumps, feed pumps. generators and throttleman).
Lively, JeffreyAG2Jul 1970 – Aug 1973OAWestPac 70-71 and 72. Like to hear from other OA shipmates except TR Ball (as I've already heard from him) CT? HobNob? Ford? Morrison? D'arc?Dewald? PhilRoy? jeffreylively@hotmail.com or Facebook.
Hudson, C. RayDS3Jul 1970 – Mar 1971OZ/IOICSpent most of my time as a Master-at-Arms and IOIC supply PO. Remember McClure, McAlpine, Chegwidden and Showalter. Left on emergency leave (death of my father) and never returned to the Hawk. Great guys and good time.
McCabe, RichardSK3Jul 1, 1970 – Oct 15, 1971Supply
Coggins, Johnnye3Jul 1, 1970 – Oct 1, 1973v2 arresting geardid not realize it then; but they were some great times
Griffin, Robert (Bob)AO3Jul 6, 1970 – Jul 1, 1973Air Missiles (AM)Worked the flight deck for our two WESTPAC cruises. It was great working with all the men from ship's company to squadron staff. Highlights: Russia Bears & U2's landing/taking-offs
Cannon, GlenANJul 10, 1970 – May 25, 1971V-2I am not in touch with anyone from the cruise, but would love to hear from anyone from V-2 Div. I am currently an Investigator with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, Living in Conyers, GA
John, Neighbargerabh 3Jul 15, 1970 – Sep 15, 1972v 1 divtransfered from constelation had typhoid fever fly 1 plane director for 2 cruises flew off about sept 7 1972 asst div office was sucked down a 7 in front elevator one had to wash down flifgt deck with fire hose
Aicher, Ken profile iconAO3Jul 16, 1970 – Aug 17, 1973AMWhat a ride!
Miller, JackE3Jul 18, 1970 – Jul 18, 1971Air Missile Div.
Hopkins, Joe (Hoppy)AK3Aug 1970 – Nov 1972S-6Was aboard 71'72'Westpacs & the riot. 71' Westpac worked in catapult gear storeroom. 72' Westpac worked in Div office and Sup/CMDR Office. Hunters Point for the overhaul in 1973. Great Memories. Anyone in supply/V-2 I would like
McCormack, JohnMM2Aug 1970 – Dec 1973P1-4MMRIt was an experience that can not ever be forgotten !! It was hell, but we survived !!
Romeiser, DougEM3Aug 1970 – Aug 1971E - Power ShopWestPac '70-'71. Worked in Electrical Power Shop. EMC Bergren and gang. Met Adm. Zumwalt twice. That WestPac was bombs away. Was sponson EM during those long UnReps. Kitty was my 2nd ship and 2nd WestPac. Got out after WesPac, re-uped '75.
Mayer, PhillipAO3Aug 1970 – Nov 1, 1971G
Rhodes, BuddySeamanAug 9, 1970 – Jun 1, 1972X Worked in radio and tv
Salay, StephenPN3Aug 11, 1970 – 1974NRMPC Bainbridge, MD
Morrison, RickADJ3Aug 15, 1970 –va 195
Hawkins, TommyMM3Sep 1970 – Jun 1971P1, 4MMR
Pike, GregoryE2Sep 1, 1970 – 1971A divisionWestPac Tour. I remember Capt Oberg&Anti white blacks n then there were no women on board. Higher ranking petty officers not knowing what they were doing&2 guys attacking u from the rear at random to c if you new kung fu
Ramsay, Mikeame2Sep 2, 1970 – Jun 13, 1972VA-195
Scott, RaymondCplSep 10, 1970 – Aug 15, 1972MarDetI enjoyed serving aboard the Hawk and made many friends while sailing with her.
Books, KennethJO3Sep 15, 1970 – Jun 15, 1973X DivisionI was editor of the Kitty Hawk Flyer. Great duty, even with two deployments to the Gulf of Tonkin. Retired from civilian newspapers 12/31/12. Looking for Stu Nathan.
Haskins, TerrySep 21, 1970 – Jun 3, 1973AIND
Pilger, Christopher D.Oct 1970 – Sep 1974
Mendenhall, Lonnie (Mendy)E%Oct 1970 – Oct 1973AIMD (IM3) / X MAAThere were good and bad times. The bad times are not in our records. So compare PTSD notes. I am still struggling with PTSD & no VA help. Tons of beer and fun . GOD BLESS THOSE WHO STOOD FOR FREEDOM so that others can abuse it. STAND PROUD
McLain, DalePN3Oct 1970 – Sep 1972Executive
Miller, W. DavidAQANOct 12, 1970 – Nov 1, 1973AIMDIn 1997 I had the opportunity to revist the Hawk in San Diego. It really seemed strange walking around her after so many years. I couldn't believe that I spent three years of my life living there. Somtimes I miss it, but mostly I don't.
Green, ChuckE3Oct 15, 1970 – Aug 15, 1972engineeringA lot of good people on a good ship, never will forget first time in olongapo and seeing Hong Kong was worth every second on the Kitty!!
Evilsizor, Ken/"Evil"E4/AMH3Nov 1970 – May 7, 1974VF-213I made 3 Westpacs on the Kitty Hawk between 1970 and 1974. On the first two deployments I was assigned to the Line Division and worked the flight deck. My last deployment I worked in the Airframes shop.
Czarnuszewicz, John "Czar"DP2Nov 1970 – May 1972S-7It was better than FCPC LANT, Dam Neck, VA.
Gravett, FredYN3Nov 1970 – Oct 1972X - Captain's Office
Fletcher, JosephSNNov 1970 – Jun 1974S-1I reported to the Deck Dept. in 1970 and quickly worked my way to the Supply Dept S-1 Division. I finished up as the Outside Store Keeper.
Kordela, StanleyHM3Nov 1970 – Sep 1971MEDICALEENT TECH BRIAN KNIGHT (GOOD FRIEND)
Turner, TimAK1Nov 4, 1970 – Mar 29, 1974S-6Was Ships Company 70-74, and came back as a 'winger for the 79-80 cruise. Good times, good people. Got out in 74, but missed the camaraderie of the crew so much that after 2.5 years, reinlisted and made the Navy a career.
Moreno, MyronE-3Nov 28, 1970 – Aug 18, 1972R-DivisionSee A 1972 West-Pac Cruise Book
Reyes, CharlieMH3Dec 10, 1970 – Jan 22, 1972Hydraulic ShopAssigned to ships Hydraulic Shop, located near fantail, will not forget the Big Bear group flying over ship.

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