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USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN 68). 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 1831 crew members registered for the USS Nimitz (CVN 68).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 | 1975 – 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 – 2006 | 2007 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Foster, BillMM31975 – 1977M
Dunscomb, JimmyE3/AE1975 – 1976AirwingMy Squadron (RVAH-9), deployed With the Nimitz on its maiden voyage, and the Kennedy relief. Those were go days, and great memories.
Raimundi_perez, HerminioAMS21975 – 1976VF-74Line crew
O'Dell, BruceCPL/SGT USMC1975 – 1978VMFA 333Carrier Quals thru Med. Used to love to lay on the wings at night and watch the sky. Top bunk, center, #3 Cable, could sleep through anything. Got used to changing lightbulbs on the tails of F-4s hanging over the water. Netted twice.
Kinnard, DougOS21975 – 1979oilooking for any of the CIC-TOP crew from 76-79
Mattox, RonRM21975 – 1979Communication
Woodruff, Dennis/woodyCVAN 681975 –s-2worked the galleys- but will never forget the "96Squad", the home-made wine and poker in the shop i see jimmy s. & doug m. on the list. hello boys! has it really been 33 years?
Haulk, ThomasAMS3 (AVIATION MECHANIC, STRUCTURES)1975 – 1975Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35 Black Panthers)Those were the days. I miss the squadron and the people I knew on the ship. Nuclear Task Force 75 was neat. I miss going up on the flight decknat night after flight quarters and just and looking at the stars, you could see so many.
Szymczyk, EdwardMM21975 – Aug 1978Reactor DivisionWonderful guys I worked with in the Nuclear end. Got out after six year commitment because we Nukes worked constantly when at sea and received no acknowledgment, such as what you see with the Air Groups.
Wagoner, ChipMM31975 – 1975R - Div
Libby, Wesley / Wine MakerMS 31975 – 1978S 2Plank owner, close one with the modified bug juice (wine) making, but sure tasted good. Thanks to Woody and all my mates that did not sell me out. great music at the smoker & gang planks. Steve on the harp "bohica"
David, MichaelPFC1975 – 1976Marine DetachmentPrecom/plankowner Almost certainly the best Marine Detachment to ever serve. Hello to former shipmates, Capt.(General) Vercauteren you were a huge influence on my life. Am a school administrator. Semper Fi!
Reilly, Sean T.AZ31975 – 1978AIMD IM-1
Combs, LarryE-41975 – 1975VAW 116 E-2B's early warningI am Looking for Larry Jackson from New York. Larry was in VAW116 squadron. We were both AT's(aviation electronic techs. Larry had a girlfriend Named Tanya in 1975. I am from Kansas City ,Missouri. email:lccombssr@gmail
Highhouse, TomSR1975 – Jun 1976GMI am a plank owner on the Nimitz. I was stationed on the Nimitz the first time it went to sea and I was also on board when it was commissioned.
Wiggins, DavidAK21975 – 1978S6I had a band that used to play for the crew in the hangar bay. I was the singer.
Seals, David (Sealis) profile iconAO2 attached to the AQ shop1975 – 1977VA-82Anyone that would like to reconnect with old friends join FaceBook and do a search for your ship or squadron. eg; USS Nimitz Plank Owners (CVAN68), USS NIMITZ (CVN-68), or VA-82 Marauders USN. Just to name a few
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Virgovette@msn.com, JerryCTO21975 – 1978OS
Gregg, ChristophermmE31975 – 1978MWould like hear from others from this division especially Richard Noto or Kelly Brown. Plank owners must stick together.
Serra, Christian (Frenchy)SA 1975 – 1977G2 (plank owner) Trying to get in touch with fellow G2 crew who worked in the sprinkler systems or anyone who may remember me. You may contact me at kserra@zoominternet.net.
Ryder, WilfordET21975 –RC
Stephens, Mark (Scruff)IS2Jan 1975 – Jul 1978OZPlank Owner
Stewart, JasperGMG2Jan 1975 – Dec 1976G-2PLANKOWNER-PRECOMM NAS NORVA-Best CVN (CVAN) I was ever on. I had alot of good experiences on this Great ship. President Ford at pier 12 NORVA commissioning is just one. I have one of the 21, 40mm shells from the salute gun. Retired E-6
Manninen, MarvinElectricians Mate First ClassJan 1975 – Jun 1978RL DivisionI am a plank owner. I would like to hear from anyone in the Reactor Department during my years aboard. What I learned while on the Nimitz I have used for the rest of my life. I have Navy pride running in my veins.
Pruitt, Mark profile iconE-3Jan 1975 – Oct 1977V-2I'm a plank owner and very proud to have served. Worked Topside cat #2. Got to hang around a lot of fun people. Joe Lawson, Greg Nielson, Paul Z. I wonder what ever happen to the gang.I hope to one day take my kids.
Newton, ScottGMT3Jan 1975 – Sep 24, 1977WHave many good memories from those good old days and the guys I served with.Would like to here from any of those who remember me.looking for my friend Mike Bond.
Davila, JulioSH3Jan 1, 1975 – Jul 6, 1977Ship ServicemenI miss thoughs days with all my buddies hanging around the t.v. area playing cards and shooting the shit. Glad I lived it, would do it over again if I could. Wish I knew where you were at to contact you. Davila10458@yahoo.com Plankowner
Ivy, CarlRM2Jan 1, 1975 – Sep 10, 1978G-2 and COMM (Amory/CommCen)Trails,PlankOwner, 2Meds, 2NorthAtlantics buzz me at csanfordivy@yahoo.com. Would like to hear from some of the Original Crew...Stay in touch...Carl
Johnson, DavidAO2Jan 1, 1975 – Jan 1, 1975G-2:Had a hard parting time.Hey to all the MagRats!Would like to do it all again.Like 2 hear from old friends.Harley riding partying, bike rally going.Been married 3 times.Cant believe so much time passed. djshouse@juno.com
Haas, William (Hoss)SAJan 3, 1975 – 1979G-2I'll never forget the good & bad times we ALL had. I hope that when you read this it will brings back only the good times & memories. May God Bless You (Plank Owner & Magrat)
Ulrich, ChuckIS2Jan 4, 1975 – Oct 1, 1977OZ
Talley, FrankE-3/SNJan 4, 1975 – Aug 29, 1976OII'll never forget the first time I walked on the flight deck while the ship was in Newport News. I was only 17 years old. It was my dream to serve on an aircraft carrier.
Widikowski, LawrenceE-3Jan 10, 1975 – Jul 8, 1976V-4Pre-Com (Plank Owner)
Silve, JerryISANJan 10, 1975 – Feb 10, 1977OZPlankowner, Friends Dave Wilkinson, Frank Greco, Mike Zirbes, Chuck Ulrich, Mark Eder, Joe Lieb, Mike Springrose, Cary Smith, Matt Sweeney and Randy Raymond. We had a great group of guys in OZ division!
Craig, DerrelLN2Jan 11, 1975 – Nov 16, 1977X-4Plank owner, served initially as the AIMD Yeoman then in X-4 Legal Division. Made all sea trials, including GTMO and Rosy Roads, North Atlantic cruise and one Med Cruise.
Fillingim, WilliamRM2Jan 12, 1975 – May 1978CR Div/COMM DeptAny Radiomen out there still alive? Send me an email.
Stewart, William, K. (Bill)E-4 CORPORAL USMCJan 17, 1975 – Mar 12, 1977Marine DetatchmentFirst Marine Detatchment to board the Nimitz. Made the first Med, Nato, Getmo, Ft. Lauderdale cruises. Met a lot of great people on this ship. Hope to hear from some of you.
Shepherd, ChrisYN2Jan 26, 1975 – Jun 26, 1976X-1SO FAR I'VE ONLY SEEN ZANCA LISTED AS SOMEONE I KNOW - YES, STEVE, I RECALL THAT EMERGENCY BREAKAWAY DURING THE UNREP - HOPE YOU'RE WELL. KURT BO? DON COURSON? PATRAS? ROSS? ANDERSON? BLAZEK? BRITTAN? 4.0 SEATRIALS GTMO
Zeigler, Byron profile iconET3Jan 30, 1975 – Jun 27, 1978RCReactor Operator/Technician, Plank Owner, Long time ago now. Had some good times, had some bad. Remember ORSE exams and trips to Gitmo. What about CWO Huck? I am proud to have been a nuke and served with you all.
Gavin, ShawnHT3Jan 31, 1975 – Jan 31, 1977REPAIRPRECOM CREW-PLANKOWNER NEWPORT NEWS SHIPYARD SEA TRIALS FT LAUDERDALE NORTH ATLANTIC FIRST MED CRUISE AND LOTS OF GITMO
Zuzgo, PaulAAFeb 1975 – Jul 1977V-2
Hall, TimIC3Feb 1975 – Jun 6, 1979E2E2 div the IC gang what a crew today they would kick us out
Hasson, SamuelAZ3Feb 1975 – Aug 25, 1978IM1
Robbins, Daniel A. (Dan)PH2Feb 1975 – Jul 23, 1978OP Photgraphic LaboratoryThe Nimitz and my experience on board fomed many friendships that endure 30 years on. The training, discipline and hard work paved success for the rest of my life. Newbies took that ship to sea as and emerged seasoned plankowners.
Nielsen, KennethAbe3Feb 1975 – Aug 1978Abe
Moran, JohnGMT2Feb 1975 – Feb 1978W Division
Ryan, RayETR2Feb 1975 – Jun 1978RCWhat a great group of sailors in RC division some I still keep in contact today. Wow it was not realized until several years later how much responsibility we really had for sailors in our early 20s. We just did our job.
Young, Malcolm / Mac profile iconAG2Feb 1, 1975 – Mar 17, 1977OAWhat a time. Work hard, party hard. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.
McPheron, Skip  NEWPT2Feb 1, 1975 – Feb 1, 1977OZMade the first Med cruise then I got cross decked to the IKE
Johnson, RonaldETN2Feb 7, 1975 – Aug 7, 1978OE02I was an Electronics Technician responsible mainly for UHF transmissions between the aircraft and the ship.
Pulliam, Jerry (Tr)ASE2Feb 8, 1975 – Feb 23, 1977AIMD - IM-4 - Ground SupportI worked in the GSE Electrical Shop and on the Flight Deck as a GSE Troubleshooter
Robertson, RobertE-2Feb 12, 1975 – Feb 13, 1976V-2
Holyak, JohnYN2Mar 1975 – Dec 1975Served with VA-86 (Admin).
Tavares, Emanuel[ Supert]ABE-3Mar 1975 – Oct 20, 1978V-2FIRST OF ALL IT WAS A PRIVILAGE TO SERVE OUR NATION ABOARD NIMITZ, I WIILL NEVER FORGET MY SHIPMATES. WISHING THE SERVING CREW MUCH HAPPINESS AND SAFETY. P.S. IF YOU HANE NOT YET DONE. JOIN OUR NIMITZ ASSOCIATION.. BEST WISHES TO ALL. EMANUEL
Troute, CarlABF2Mar 1975 – Feb 1978V-4 Aviation Fuels (Grapes)Plank owner. Remember the fire in port before the shakedown cruise? I was shipped off because I broke my leg skiing at Roccoroso Italy.2-28-1978. Med cruises, Rota spain, GiTmo.And who could forget Norfolk Va.
Hoffer, KeithPH2Mar 1975 – Sep 15, 1978OP DivisionThe experience of serving aborad the Nimitz was one of the defining points in my life. I'm proud to be a Plank Owner.
Tracy, Peter F.AD2Mar 1, 1975 – Aug 7, 1977VA 86Plane Captain, Line Supervisor,Plank Owner.
Raymond, RandyE3Mar 4, 1975 – Sep 23, 1978S-7A great bunch of young guys doing lots of MED cruises and having fun skiing in ITALY
Chavers III, Oscar L.MS-2Apr 1975 – 1978S-2Best ship in the Navy with a great crew who really worked their tails off to get to commissioning day! I still carry the plank owners card in my wallet
Espolt, RickMM1Apr 1975 – Nov 1978RL#1 Plant Lead Eng Lab Tech
Peters, AlanMM1Apr 1975 – Dec 1977AO2N2 Operator followed by LPO after advancement to MM1 - Hydraulics LPO
Fragapane, JamesABE3Apr 1, 1975 – Sep 29, 1978
Boyer, BobOSCApr 3, 1975 – Aug 19, 1979OILiked it so much I came back in 82 until 86
Lunney, KevinQMApr 10, 1975 – Jul 6, 1976Quartermaster
Castaneda, Cass profile iconE3Apr 12, 1975 – Jul 1, 1977V1Good times and bad
Beverly, Dave/bevMM3Apr 15, 1975 – Aug 15, 1978ACatapult Steam /O2N2 Plant
Passino, GregPN2Apr 15, 1975 – Nov 22, 1978X-2Plankowner. Personnel Office Supervisor. We took great pride in providing a multitude of services to the crewmembers of Nimitz. Certainly remember the Med cruises, Wilhelmshaven, Israel etc.
Coombes, StephenE-3Apr 15, 1975 – Sep 11, 1978V-1
Neff, Bill (Witchdoctor)MM2Apr 19, 1975 – Apr 19, 1977RM/RLReactor Division had a great bunch of guys. I am still working for the Navy Nuclear Power Program here in Japan supporting the GW.
Newberry, Lee / CornellE5 GMG2 G-2 DIVISIONApr 22, 1975 – Aug 18, 1978G-2 Weapons God what a expreience it was. At the time I just wanted to get home. back in Denver,Co. But I look back and think it was a chance of a lifetime too see the world. Reach me at lcnewberry56@msn.com
Dorsey, KennethMM3Apr 23, 1975 – Apr 15, 1976EA10Hey Cat Steam crew, a great bunch of guys, great memories of North Atlantic cruise. Retired a CMC 21 years.
Dorsey, KennethMM3Apr 23, 1975 – Apr 15, 1976EA10Hey Cat Steam crew, a great bunch of guys, great memories of North Atlantic cruise. Retired a CMC 21 years.
Mc Cullough, LeonardAZ-3Apr 30, 1975 – Jul 26, 1977Attack Squadron Eighty TWoIt was an Honor to serve our nation aboard the finest Naval vessel of our time. Those days I cherish and feel privledge to serve our nation during this time in our country's history. I wish I could serve again aboard.
Mc Cullough, LeonardAZ-3Apr 30, 1975 – Jul 26, 1977Attack Squadron Eighty TWoIt was an Honor to serve our nation aboard the finest Naval vessel of our time. Those days I cherish and feel privledge to serve our nation during this time in our country's history. I wish I could serve again aboard.
Carmine, John M.QM-3May 1975 – Dec 29, 1978NavigationLooking for fellow Navigation Personnel for a reunion. Contact me!
Holderby, RichardYN2May 1975 – Feb 1979X-4 Legal/Discipline...just trying to look up some friends I served with.
Wagoner, ChipMM3May 1975 – Jun 1976RHello to all the old nuclear buddies
Roth, Lesley LeeMM2May 1975 – Nov 1976RM div and A Div
Pisano, Frank (The Pize)ASM- 3May 1, 1975 – Sep 11, 1978IM-4GREAT SHIP, GREAT CREW, GREAT MEMORIES
Serviss, WilliamABH-3May 3, 1975 – Oct 10, 1978
Perri Jr, Charles AnthonyABEANMay 3, 1975 – Sep 30, 1978v-2
Emley, Jason, StoresSK2May 9, 1975 – Jul 30, 1978S-1 AND W
Lopez, PerryDP2May 12, 1975 – Feb 12, 1979S7I was aboard from May '75 to Feb '79 the actual day of the month is a guess. I am currently a member of the Nimitz Association.
McNitt, Rick profile iconIS2May 12, 1975 – Nov 3, 1978OZHey OZ Div from 75-78 what are you guys up too? I've been in Wisconsin since separation. Have been a full time photographer for the last 30 years. You should remember the cameras. Now work for National Park Service
MACHOVEC, JAMES /SPEEDY MAC/MAC/JIMMY MACADJ-3Jun 18, 1975 – Feb 6, 1977va-86 /cvw-8 / plane capt for 413 tankeriam a plank owner /was on the line then transfed to the corrosion control dept
Schiavoni, James AMMFNJun 27, 1975 – Jul 30, 1977m
Vanscoy, RoyAK1Jul 1975 – Sep 1977S-6
Hughes, DanielMM2Jul 10, 1975 – Nov 8, 1977M divisionI was in the oil lab. Good bunch of shipmates.
Upshaw, AlE-4Aug 1975 – Apr 1977DentalHad some great times onboard. Love to hear from some of the guys- Pettus, Trujillo, Holmes, Drs. King, Maroney, Plump...
James, StevenQMAug 1975 – Oct 1975QMno comments at this time
Broccolo, FredABE 3Aug 15, 1975 – Nov 11, 1977V2Cat 3 Hook-up and Hold-back. Long days and even longer nights. Great Med cruise.
Falls, BobMM1Aug 15, 1975 – Sep 6, 1979RMChief Burton - almost forgot about that scrawney little dude. Not a very pleasant individual as I recall. Falor was a different story - good man - strong character.
Gentilcore, TomSSGTSep 1975 – Feb 1977VMFA-333Acting Avionics Chief and NCOIC Com/Nav
Hogstrom, RobertMM2Sep 1975 – Aug 1980M
Wilson, RonE-4Sep 29, 1975 – Sep 19, 1979V-4
Kelley, Jeff JD or MoonbeamMM!Oct 5, 1975 – Aug 31, 1979RM If anybody knows the whereabouts of any of our Reactor Dep't Shipmates, please let me know. I know of a few and can give some info.
Kelley, Jeffrey.MM1Oct 5, 1975 – Aug 31, 1979RMThis was for the most part the best time in the life of the ship, and the best crew of Nukes to have served on board...ever. I wouldn't take a million for the experiences...wouldn't do it again for a million.
Boyce, JonE3/ANNov 1, 1975 – Jan 17, 1976VA-82 PLANE CAPTAIN A-7EBROWN SHIRT, I REMEMBER THE WATCHES WE STOOD LATE AT NIGHT WONDERING WHERE THE HELL WE WHERE...THE HULL # WAS CVAN-68 THEN
McGarvey, JoeBM2Nov 1, 1975 – Jun 30, 19794th
Narkiewicz, Narkis2Nov 1, 1975 – Sep 12, 1978ozlooking for some of my shipmates that were on the first cruise to the med starting with Spain, Morrocco, etc.
Machovec, James A.ADJ3Dec 1975 – Feb 1977Served with VA-86.
Dayton, FultonHT2Dec 17, 1975 – Dec 4, 1979R

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