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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 2655 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 – 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
Stepp, JamesSM1971 – Jul 19732ndWorked in the Bosn locker for 1st class Dickerson and Chief Bonnel. Lived through the riot and west pac cruise.I came from the USS Bon Homme Richard...
Waters, DavidAMSAN1971 – 1974Flight Deck
Salvesen, T1971 – 1972RVAH-7
Flowers, Michael JbADJ-21971 – 1974AIMD Jet Shop
Riggs, Pat (Pj)SM31971 – Feb 1973SM/RM Div. COMM Dept.I served as the Supply PO for the Comm Dept. from 1971 thru early 1973. I made two West Pac Cruises aboard the "Hawk". I made a lot of friends during that time and stay in touch with a couple of them 38 years later.
Tiffin, RickE41971 – 1973MAR DET
Gagnon, Arthurdp21971 – 1974s 7was in s 7 division
Fengler, FredAO31971 – May 1973AM DivNever forgot the typhone. Used to "explore" the ships structure. Sat in the Captains chair one night. Never forget it.
Greene, EdLT1971 – 1974V-4 Div OfficerLoved and respected all of my Purple Shirt Gang.
Richardson Jr, James (Rich)ABHAN1971 – 1973V-3 DivAircraft handler
Citron, Robert profile iconYN31971 – 1973ExecutiveI have written a short novel about the Kitty Hawk's 1972 deployment to Vietnam. It is now copyrighted, and is called Westpac '72, published as an e-book with Amazon. Includes details about the riot.
Gomez, Armando profile iconA31971 – 1972v3
Franks, Drexel /drexE-31971 – 1975G Division
Moles, WayneLTJG1971 – 1974CommunicationsCommunications Watch Officer (1971-1972), Public Affairs Officer (1972-1974)
Eldredge, Barry profile iconhT31971 – 1975RI'm look for my bubbys and I was HT3 and I was there in 73 when the fire took my friends . I want to talk to anyone from back than!!! Plz contact me. if Kauai is out there I'm looks ng for u. I have pictures too
Earthman, Jamese31971 – 1973electronicsI am looking for anyone that has filed for veterans benefits from agent orange while serving on my ship during the vietnam war era. I am running into problems because I was not actually feet on the ground.
Masters, LarryE21971 – 19732nd Divisionwheres everyone at ?
Francis, William CCTI31971 –TDY from NavCommStaPhilOnly aboard for one TDY period of 3 months. Berthed forward right under the blocks for launch capapult - when flight ops started sleep stopped.
Martinez, GilbertDP31971 – 1972S7Enjoyed my time aboard the USS Kitty Hawk in S7 Div.
Pryor, Tom profile iconRM31971 – 1974CMFirst fleet command. Boarded as a non-designated striker and met an RMSA while mess cooking. Best decision of my career. Wonderful port visits, great way to see the world.
Wade, DennisAT4Jan 1971 – Jul 1974AIMDTAD from VF-114, can't rem the AIMD official name. We were Nav-Com guys. 2 Nam cruises, 1 WestPac
Brownlee, JohnABE2Jan 1971 – Apr 1974V-2 Arresting GearI Was the LPO for the Arresting Gear. Made the last two Nam cruises on the Hawk, and then an Indian Ocean in 73-74. Long Live Olongapo
Stuch, RobertE-4Jan 1971 – Nov 1972P2Worked in the Propulsion Material office. Some of you may remember helping move some BIG replacement components. Feel free to drop an E-mail.
Flug, Fred / FritzHM2Feb 1971 – Mar 16, 1973MEDICAL/AVRWas there for the riot. Had many good friends I'd like to find again. Lomax,Creel,Blackard,Buck,Coggon,Reid.
Gutierrez, FabianOS-3Feb 1971 – Jun 1974OIJust to say hi to all who made Kitty Hawk home for a while in our young lives. In retirement now March 2009.
Rojo, DanielsmFeb 22, 1971 – Feb 25, 19745th Division
Knaffla, MickBT3Mar 1971 – Dec 1975P2, 3MMR
Kerrigan, MikeMMFNMar 1971 – Jun 1973P2 - 2 MMRHad a great time on 71 & 72 West-Pac. San Fran was pretty good to. Worked with Bob Walker,Bruce Valentine,Larry Jossis,Casey and the BTS', Rocky Farnsworth,Eckhart,. Miss the Thrust Block Watch.
Kerrigan, Michael (Mike)MMFNMar 1971 – Jun 1973P-2 MMR 2Looking for those who worked in MMR 2 71 - 73. Spent my time in the Main Condenser and Thrust Block. I remember the little problem we had on board.
Castillo, LeonardDS1Mar 1971 – 1975OPERATIONS ELECTRONICSI AM LOOKING TO FIND DS AND ET THAT WHERE ON BOARD DURING THE TIME OF 1971 TO 1975.
Slaback, MichaelBM3Mar 7, 1971 – Jun 25, 19751st Division Deck DepartmentGreat ship, lots of good times
Ward, StephenABEANMar 10, 1971 – Sep 23, 1974V-2 AGhope to hear from the guys from the AG
Costa, ReyAK3Apr 1971 – Dec 1972S6I do remember AKCM Hartness and Lt. Dunkle they were outstanding leaders. The Hawk was my one and only ship during my 20 years in the Navy. HOOYAH!!
Becker, JohnSH3Apr 16, 1971 – Apr 17, 1973S 3Joined ships company while the Hawk was on station in April 1971. Ran ships smoke shop and then ran ships luxury store.
Becker, JohnSH 3Apr 16, 1971 – Apr 17, 1973S-3Ran Ships Luxury Store in 1972, prior to that ran the Smoke Shop. Anyone from S-3 during that time, let me know !
Beethe, GerberOS3May 1971 – Aug 1974OIJust checking in.. See if anyone I remember.
Beethe, Donald (Gerber)OS3May 1971 – Aug 1974OILooking for old shipmates.
Soria, RichardRM3May 5, 1971 – Sep 9, 1973CM
Dejoy, PaulABE2May 8, 1971 – Dec 13, 1974V-2Sorry I missed the decommissioning of the old girl. I am only in contact with one other person from the Kitty, Joe McKiernan who was also on the Midway. Great guy, now lives in Phoenix, AZ. Im a retired policeman now.
Blais, StephenE5Jun 1971 – Jun 1979
Hughes, LouisSNJun 1971 – Jun 19751st- deck deptLooking for my old buddies!
Lane, Ed profile iconBTFNJun 1971 – Oct 1974P2 Div. #2MMRGlad to hear from anybody who was out there with me. (71-74). I worked in #2MMR.
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Dickie, Clyde/klinkOS3Jun 1, 1971 – Sep 13, 1974oimade 2 full cruises to westpac. on board during riot and fire.rented fishing boat in PI with OI div. friends everytime there.
Martin, DanDP1Jun 10, 1971 – Oct 17, 1973OZ (IOIC)
Van Vliet, RichardE-3Jun 14, 1971 – Oct 19, 1973NAV-AND V-1NAV YEOMAN AND ABH fly 1and 3
McCollum, RogerPNSN - PN2Jun 15, 1971 – Nov 23, 1974VF-114Two deployments aboard the Kitty Hawk, the long one in 1972 off South Vietnam and North Vietnam, and the shorter one to the Arabian Sea (where we had an air show for the Shaw of Iran). Retired 6/98 as a DPC after proudly serving my 20.
Van Vliet, RichardE-3Jun 16, 1971 – Oct 11, 1973V-1/NAVI was the one crushed by the F-4
Vanvliet, RichardE-3Jun 16, 1971 – Oct 20, 1973v-1STOP A F-4 WITH MY FOOT,
Konze, SteveEN2Jun 20, 1971 – Mar 23, 1974A - Hydraulics ShopI remember the Riot and the fire. Had "relations" with wife on the trip to Hunters Point in an officers stateroom. Hope it was a piolt. Packer, Tybursky, Wright, Rahm, Therolf. #4 deck edge elevator. Top 3 club in Subic. Point Loma, beautiful s
McClure, James / JimBM-3Jul 1971 – Dec 19722nd Divison Deck Dept.I came to the Kitty Hawk after decommissioning the Bon Homme Richard in July of 71. I ran the forward gear locker in the anchor windless room after I made 3rd class. Was there for the riot not fun. But the rest was great
Gochenouer, HarryBT3Jul 1, 1971 – Sep 8, 1974P1 - 4MMRSpent some good early years of my life, we had many ups and downs and we all grew-up a lot.
Stepp, JimSMJul 1, 1971 –5thDeck Dept. 5th Bosn locker. Helmsman, officer country, lifeboats and fantail watches.
Laughman Sr., MichaelENFNJul 2, 1971 –AAssigned to 6 & 7 AC Shops, Radio Air Personality (DJ) on KTTY-FM. Westpac-9 Months 72-March 73. On Board for Linebacker 1 & 2-
Voudy, TomATN3Jul 5, 1971 – Aug 15, 1972AIMD IM3 Shop 7Westpac 72 to Viet Nam. Met a lot of great guys, great friends. Always look back on those days and am proud that I got a chance to serve on The Hawk!
Romans, LenETNSNJul 10, 1971 – Oct 10, 1974OE
Coley, PhilipE3Jul 18, 1971 – Jul 28, 1973ABF
Solis, RonE-5Jul 20, 1971 – Feb 18, 1975V-5Served from the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club (72) to the Indian Ocean/Shah of Iran Joke. Becoming a Shellback (73/74) Good friends were Terry Klingerman, Dennis Sweet, Thaddeas Griffin, Skip Smith, Rob Garland.
Dove, PaulEM3Aug 1971 – Mar 1973EWorked in A&O shop for EMC Vlcek. Was on the extended '72 westpac that set so many records but is remembered only for the riot. Knew some great guys and promised to stay in touch, but....
Ramer, StevenE3Aug 1971 – 1973V1Worked in the fly 2 area as a blue shirt, yellow shirt-director, and elevator operator. I remember the A7 incident.
Garner, William (Willy)ABE-3Aug 1971 – Nov 1973V-2 Division
Killoran, Joedy profile iconADJ-2Aug 6, 1971 – Nov 26, 1973V-1USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63 or CV-63 V-1 Div. Flight Deck Dir. #33 Fly 3 Cat. 3 from 1971-1973 US Navy from 1971-1979 On the Kitty Hawk I was an ADJAA and left after the big fight.
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George, BillAMH3Aug 8, 1971 – Jul 26, 1972AIMD
Dunkle, JamesLCDRAug 9, 1971 – Jul 23, 1973S-6Asst. Supply Officer/Supply Officer
Frolkey, KeithDS3Aug 23, 1971 – Aug 4, 1975ops
Guindon, Johnnie "Skip "ADJ3Aug 28, 1971 – May 15, 1973VA 52I became a predjuiced person after the night of Oct 12, 1972, and have lived the night mare ever since
McWold, Martin (Rat)machinists mateSep 1971 – Jun 12, 1973P-1am searching for anyone who was assigned to #4MMR from 1971-1973
Frech, CarlE-2Sep 1971 – Oct 1972G
Ruden, SteveBT2Sep 1, 1971 – Feb 1, 1975P3WORKED IN OIL SHACK AND BETTERKNOWN AS "RUDY"
Mason, Jerry "chris"YN3Sep 16, 1971 – Dec 6, 1972Xworked in Captain's office mail room and have vivid memories of the 1972 cruise. It was a whirlwind deployment with many historical events occuring unbeknowest to most of us at the time.
Raub, BoydmmfnSep 23, 1971 – Sep 18, 19752nd auxiliary ships company
Smith, DavidRM3Sep 28, 1971 – Jun 9, 1973Opslooking for Augie Valencia or Rick Soria My email is dkcsmith@charter.net If anyone out there remembers give me a shout
Farmer, WilburCVA 63Oct 1971 – Jun 1973AK3 S6Was aboard the carrier during the race riot .My first class was AK1 Joe Walters.Was in Hunters Point for the overhaul in 1973.
Gomez, John profile iconE3Oct 1971 – Mar 22, 1975V-4
Meehan, John profile iconABEOct 1, 1971 – Dec 1, 1972V-22 WestPacs on waist cats.
Turano, BobMR2Oct 10, 1971 – May 20, 1975P3My time on this boat has left me with a life time of memories.
Camarata, Sambm3Oct 11, 1971 – Oct 17, 19732nd division
Mooney, MarcSeamanNov 1971 – Nov 1973SAMI've not been in contact with a single person from this period of my life. Just recently heard about a book titled "Troubled Water," about the race riot in October of 1972. Disturbing reading.
Stroer, RonakanNov 1971 – Nov 1973S-6Looking for old friends.
Cooley, RichardETN2Nov 11, 1971 – Apr 28, 1976OEI served on board for four and a half years, making three WESPAC cruises.....the first during the Vietnam War. I made a lot of good friends, but we have drifted our separate ways over the years..it would be good to hear from them again!
Galey, MichalEN-3Nov 13, 1971 – Jan 13, 1973EA04 Diesel Gen/Ships BoatsArrived after a 13 mth in country tour of Viet Nam. Lots of memories and friends. Remembered when the Asst. Flight Deck Officer was sucked into an A-7 when it was turning up behind him.Was at NSY Hunters point when xfer.
Killoran, JoedyADJANNov 15, 1971 – Dec 30, 1973V-1Flight Deck Dir. Fly 3, Cat 3 Dirictor, CV 63
Vincent, LarryYN3Nov 17, 1971 – Apr 23, 1975VF114 Fight AardvarksI still think of all my friends I proudly server with both in my squadron and ships company. I went to D.C and left Commander Pitzen's P.O.W braclet at the Vietnam Memorial, under his name. God bless us all and God bless America.
Richardson Jr, JamesABH3Nov 20, 1971 – Oct 17, 1993V-3
Richardson Jr, JamesABH 3Nov 20, 1971 – Feb 10, 1974V-3
Mooney, MarcGMSNDec 5, 1971 – Apr 1, 1973SAM DIVDoes anybody remember a sailor lost at sea and the circumstances around his falling overboard?

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