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USS America (CV 66) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS America (CV 66). 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 2718 crew members registered for the USS America (CV 66).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 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 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hansen, Robert G.AMS31971 – 1973"Served aboard with VA-82 in the line division as a plane captain for ""streetcar 302""."
Susswein, MarkYN1971 – 1974Was assigned to the Deck Department.
Popstein, Tobey L.RM31971 – Sep 1973CRThat was a time in my life I will never forget. I have been trying to locate any other RM's in CR Division I was on for the Westpac73 and a Med before that. tpopstein@hvc.rr.com
Gutierrez, Rodolfo (Rudy)ABEC1971 – Dec 23, 1974V-2 Arresting Gear CPO
Bland, James "JB"AQ21971 – 1973VF-74 TAD AIMD IM3WestPac 72-73 cruise worked in AIMD shop in tunnel forward of hangar bay on port side. Worked on blackboxes for F4-J's with a group of great sailors and marines(VMFA-333). Went on to NATTC Memphis and taught in AVC7 school 1975-79.
Nichols, Donald / NickAO31971 – 1973VA-86 Sidewinders.'71 Med and '72 WestPac.Line Division.
Derr, RobertMM31971 – Oct 25, 1973M#1 or #2 Engine Room. Long time ago, memory has aged too. Not sure when I started duty, but I did fly to the Phillipines to find her.
Harold, Mills1971 – 1971VAQ 135 Det 2
Presswood, P-woodAO31971 – 1975G2-G108'reunion was awesome!!!
Shanks, RobertE-4/CPL1971 – 1971VMCJ-2/ USMCMy outfit had to cross deck from the USS Saratoga when she took on water in Greece. I really enjoyed the time spent on her and wish it could have been saved. After going West Pac on the Sara. in 1972 to 73.
Ellsion, LarryHM21971 – Nov 1972H and flight deckI miss Larry Venable, Butch Mayfield, Dr. Butcher, and Dr. Mantell. I was there when the COD took out the A7s. I flew onboard the COD from the ship to DaNang Airport. Need help proving this. The Navy doesn't believe me
Casford, JimADJ-31971 – 1973AIMD Oil Analysis Lab
Ford, WalterE-51971 – 1972V-2CAT #3 Asst Cat Cap. had a great crew all leaders all good crew members
Becker, Ronald (Maaw)AC21971 – Feb 1973OC
Mikuliewicz, BenE-31971 – 1972CVA 24
McMenamin, Frank profile iconAT11971 – 1974AMD
Johnson, VergilPT11971 – 1974OZ
Rude, Donald EMM 11971 – Feb 4, 1974Mthis ship was the best ship i was on!!!! i was on ad-15 , ca-73 , dd 886 , aks 32 , ao-109 , and then cva-66... i retired off the cva 66 after 20 years in the navy hopping all over the world the best time of my life.
Gerrish, Glenn/driftDP31971 – Dec 1974S7Nothing but good memories of great times of all 3 cruises. Brady, Greek, Arcuri, Reicher, Swanson, Toliver, Teneyck, Sizemore, Biatowas and all the others. Wonder if you are still around.
Hammitt, GarySM21971 – 1973SMMed and WestPAC, shell back, yankee station memories
Haggard, Richard E51971 – 1974R
Price, Ricky  NEWE-31971 – 19732 DivisionDuring the time we where in the Gulf of Tonkin. Just wonder how many miles where we off the cost of Vietnam.
Cribari, EdwardE-31971 – 1974Gunners Mate Missles
Danik, BobAG2Jan 1971 – Mar 1974OASorry to see her gone
Cowden, RoyFNJan 1971 – Dec 1972B 1MMR
Cruce Jr, AlDS1Jan 1971 – Oct 1974OZ
Wright, SteveYN3Jan 2, 1971 – Aug 3, 1974deck departmentThe Navy was an experience never to forget. Made 2 med trips, one Nam trip. Never forget going to GQ and getting knocked down the stairs to the next deck. Steel is hard and doesn't give still suffering the effect today
Schnautz, MarkE2Jan 3, 1971 – Aug 10, 1972S-7Had a great time, would not have miss it for anything, would not do it again if you paided me. I am sorry the America is no longer in service, she deserved better than she got. The best ship's company in the Navy and great Air Wing crews.
Kemp, Guy/Skeeter SpidelAQ-2Jan 3, 1971 – Mar 19, 1974VA-82Flight Deck troubleshooter for the A7-C member of Weapons Team and Pilot debriefer
Sowell, HankPN3Jan 4, 1971 – Aug 18, 1974X DivisionWorked for the greatest officer ever. CWO4 James Furlong. Started me on my navy career.
Pawlyshyn, Bill "poly"Jan 9, 1971 – Jul 14, 1973A - GangServed in the Med and Nam 1971-1973. some good andsome not so good times. Ended up on subs and later retiring from the Army with a total of 22 years. sorry to see her go! hope Davy Jones gets into #2 Elevator - A and R gangs understand
Ovens, William H.ABE-3Jan 20, 1971 – Oct 19, 1972AirReported aboard Norfolk, Virginia. Departed Tonkin Gulf, Vietnam. Worked in waist cats. and arresting gear.
Matthews, KennethABE2Jan 25, 1971 – Oct 28, 1972v-2 div #2 catasst cat capt went to the med and westpac
Ronk, LawrenceMM3Feb 1971 – Dec 1972EngeneringEngine room #3
Ronk, LawrenceMM3Feb 1971 – Dec 1972ENGINERINGEngine Room #3
Keish, GerardGMM3Feb 1971 – Feb 1973GMCame aboard Feb 1971 made 1 Med cruise and 1 west pac in 1972. Left ship Feb 1972. Flew home with my buddy Jim Rysak, discharged in Philly. Just looking for shipmates.
Bosk, EdAO2Feb 1, 1971 – Jun 8, 1972WeaponsIn hindsight - it was an honor.
Gamblin, FuzzyE3Feb 6, 1971 – Sep 7, 1974V 1
Matthews, Kennethabe2Feb 7, 1971 – Oct 29, 1972v-2
Ledford, RobertAOANMar 1971 – May 1972G-1Served as weapons crew
Bruneel, JohnHM1Mar 1971 – Apr 1973"H"Aviation Medicine LPO Division LPO - 1972-73
Ronk, LawrenceMM3Mar 1971 – Dec 1972ENGINERINGEngine Room #3 I can't belive they sunk her.
Basque, CliffMM2Mar 1971 – Nov 1973M DivisionWorked in 4 Main
Mozal, MichaelAN/E3Mar 10, 1971 – Aug 18, 1972V-4
Fincher, WillieE3Apr 1971 – Feb 1977Postal DivisionEnjoyed sorting the mail to make sure everyone had their mail at mail call and enjoyed working with Chief Conlin
Hemmingson, GerryAO2Apr 1971 – Sep 1974G-2 Air MissileWorked in missile shop with Chiefs Perkins and Wiebe.
Manges, HowardBT 2Apr 1971 – Dec 1974BWESTPAC 72- GQ at 2:30 am for "Fire in the Cats" tracing fuel lines through the bilges-Thanks Mac- waking up the bartender at 7:30, ordering a beer and heading back to the ship in Olongapo and tears when she was sunk...what memories
Camarda, DonAZ3Apr 1971 – Jan 1972CAG
MacAluso, JosephPH3Apr 9, 1971 – 1973Operations
Baxter, ChuckRM3Apr 10, 1971 – Jun 1, 1974CRWas a wild 3 year ride. Not sure how I still have any brain cells left. Tickets to Allman Brothers this Sunday - July 22 2012 Darien Lake NY - Stop on by.
Johnston, Herbert Jr.AN. E3Apr 16, 1971 – Sep 25, 1972V-1 LOVED HER!
Lang, JeffreyMM3Apr 19, 1971 – Aug 3, 19744MMR and AC&R shopjoin the navy and sea the world 3/4 of the world is covered with water, I saw a lot of water. 2 Med cruises and the Tonkin Trek in 1972. I wouldn't do it again, but I only remember the good times. Jeff
Sargent, JohnAMS3May 1, 1971 – Sep 15, 1972VA 82Hello Med/Hello Gulf of Tonkin. It was a good ride
Valio, LarryAQ E4May 18, 1971 – Dec 18, 1971VA 176Airborn Radar intermediate maint.lab
Newman, RonAQ3Jun 1971 – Nov 1971AIMDWith VA-35 out of NAS Oceana, VA from late '68 to Nov. '71. I still treasure the cruise book from America's Med cruise in '71. Made many friends and have very fond memories. Had to leave America early for separation in Nov. '71.
Kimberlin, DennisPT3Jun 1971 – Dec 1971IOIC
Angle, DaveAO3Jun 1971 – Jun 1975G2Weapon's Dept. Served 6th Div. and G2 Div.
Adams, RichardOS3Jun 1971 – Nov 6, 1972OI,CICWOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE IN THE RADAR GANG OF THAT TIME FRAME
Chaney, MikeAME2Jun 1971 – Dec 1971squadron1971 Med. cruise VA-82 AME A7 seat shop. Left ship in Naples to Naval Station Philly for discharge.
Pape, Steve - Cva-66AMH2Jun 11, 1971 – Apr 16, 1973VA-35 A6 IntrudersWant to swap some memories & photos? Med Cruise of 71 west Pac of 72-73
Johnson III, JackMM3Jun 15, 1971 – May 14, 1974MLooking for crew that man 3main.
Moyers, DavidRM2Jun 20, 1971 – Nov 27, 1973CRTeletype Repairman
Shannon, PatrickCTO3Jul 1971 – Sep 1973OperationsGreat ship. Good shipmates. Made Med Cruise '71 & Yankee Station '72.
Scalise, EdwardBM3Jul 6, 1971 – Mar 24, 19733RD @ 1ST.Looking for some Boats who served with me aboard this ship. would like to get in contact with them.
Chesley, MikeAMS2Jul 6, 1971 – Dec 15, 1971VA-35Only sea duty in my four year naval service
Olson, RichardAQB2Jul 6, 1971 – Dec 16, 1971VA-35USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Vietnam Sept 69-July70 USS America CVA-66 Mediterranean July 71-Dec71
Essenmacher, ErnestAMS3Jul 6, 1971 – Dec 21, 1971Air WingI enjoyed the med cruise, the time went by fast, It was a great expierence.
Dippolito, RichCSSN & DMSNAug 1971 – Feb 1972S-2Operated the doughnut shop in the forward galley. Kept the doughnuts fresh and the coffee hot for guys on the flight deck. Proud to serve.
Brown, BillyE-4/DS3Aug 17, 1971 – Jul 1975OEEnjoyed being aboard. First ship.
Crawford, SteveRM3Aug 19, 1971 – Dec 10, 1973CRWould love to hear from the old CR gang estephen101@yahoo.com
Merchant, TomGMM1Sep 1971 – Aug 1975GMCame on board in Athens, 72-73 Westpac, TAD to USS Leahy in 73-73, North Atlantic in 74
Zamora, WilliamABE2Sep 1971 – Feb 27, 1975V-2 Pilot Landing Aid Televison (PLAT)Served in PLAT during 1972 Westpac Cruise. Joined Naval Air Reserves after separation & Served with VP-92 as Work Center Supervisor for Airframes on NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts.
Fortsch, EricGMT 3Sep 14, 1971 – Jul 15, 1975W
Heinrich, PaulPTCOct 1971 – Feb 1975OZ
McCartan, Jim "Mac"AT2Oct 1, 1971 – Sep 20, 1972AIMDworked in the ECM shop
Holmes, Gary(weardbeard)SM2Oct 1, 1971 – Jul 31, 1973Communications/SignalsI enjoyed my time during our cruises. Although I would like to find out about the other signalmen who served with me.
Dorman, DonaldGMM3Oct 11, 1971 – Jul 1, 1975GMI worked on the 2 terrier missile bateries on the aft end of the ship.
Jones, Dick (Gwoc)LT/LCDRNov 1971 – Aug 1974V-2Best ship & crew in the fleet.
Lyons, RobertLTJGNov 10, 1971 – Sep 25, 1974GMServed aboard during second WestPac tour. Where I saw most of the world in those few years. Great people - difficult times.
Dobbins, Clayton/dobbyACANNov 12, 1971 – Nov 12, 1974OC Division
Napoli, SteveBT2Dec 1971 – Jun 1975BShe bore the name America, served her country proud, but her country didn't reciprocate in the end.
Swanson, JohnDP2/E5Dec 1971 – Aug 1973S7Eugene Brady Glen Garrish Glen Richenbagh James Wellington Lt. Pollack Vince Arcuri John Rogers George Maxfield Earl Busch John Tennecyk
Dawyskiba, KevinABE-2Dec 1971 – Sep 1975V-2 CATS 1 & 2would like to reconnect with shipmates I worked on the forward cats. Great memories sorry to see her go. I am a retired firefighter and one proud veteran.
Morris, KimRM3Dec 12, 1971 – Sep 12, 1973CRHAD A BALL IN ALL THE PORTS LOVED THE CRAP AND POKER GAMES IN THE FAN ROOM.WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM ALL SHIPMATES. AM LOOKING FOR BOBBY LEE HOLDER ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
Lewis, GaryYN3Dec 15, 1971 – Dec 5, 1972WeaponsServed in the Weapons Office.Made one Med Cruise and one Vietnam Cruise in 72.
Herolt, DalePC2Dec 29, 1971 – Sep 16, 1975X Post OfficeAny of my fellow PCs please send me an email. Thanks to Chief Conley, Chief Stricklin, and Chief Freeman, you all were the best Chiefs I ever knew. Any of the post office crew please email me at melonhd1@yahoo.com.

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