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USS Bordelon (DD 881) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Bordelon (DD 881). 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 115 crew members registered for the USS Bordelon (DD 881).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1966 | 1967 – 1972 | 1973 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Nelson, DavesnSep 14, 1900 – Sep 14, 1901helmsman11:35 pm tonight it will have been 40 years since the Bordelon DD 881 collided with the John F. Kennedy CV 67 I'll never forget, how could I. I was at the Helm! God bless America, Go NAVY
Casey, CalF1CJun 5, 1945 – Mar 27, 1946EWas assigned to the Bordelon on March 30, 1945 put her in commission on June 5 1945 and left her on March 27 1946 on the island of Guam. From shakedown,thru the Panama Canal, Typhoon on way to Yokosuka Japan,with visits to Tokyo and Hiroshima.
Levesque, MlevesqueFC3/.;CJun 5, 1945 – Jul 17, 1946
Doherty, Frank "Doc"ET2Jan 5, 1950 – Sep 1952E, OGood days on the Bordelon. Home ported in Norfolk. Med cruises were great. http://ussbordelon.freeyellow.com
Peterson, C. DewittLTJGJun 10, 1951 – Feb 11, 1953EngineeringMy time aboard was most eventful with a great crew, great chiefs, and mostly fine officers. I learned a lot from Brick Mason, Atwater, Wagner, Schneider, Lancaster, Gay, Helm, and more in both gunnery and engineering.
Johnston, DaleRD2Jan 1952 – Mar 1955Operations
Murray, Spring1Jan 3, 1952 – Feb 2, 1956none
Oursler, Richard (Barney)MMFNApr 1953 – Sep 1954EngineeringI remember all the good times aboard the Bordelon.She was a good ship with a Great crew.I am privileged to have served with them
Thornley, BillFT2Aug 1954 – Aug 1959GUNNERYI WAS THE FT THAT USED THE RANGEFINDER ON TOP OF THE PILOT HOUSE TO DETERMINE DISTANCES TO TARGET BEFORE FIRING THE MAIN BATTERY GUNS. FROM 1954 THRU 1959 I WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HER GETTING HER FIRST EFFICIENCY E.
Pitcher, Charlie " Molly"SK2Sep 1954 – May 1958SupplyOffice Mgr Ship's Store
Kelly, GeorgeSH3May 3, 1955 – Oct 15, 1962Supply Laundry and Ship's StoreI made 6 Med cruises and countless other cruises . I really enjoyed the time I was on the Bordelon The XO made me put in a chit to get off because I was on there so long. Hell I had it made I had a upright locker and a top bunk lol.
Reedy, DavidLtjgJul 1955 – Jun 1958EngineeringWonderful shipmates, Riley, Proulx, Rancourt, Thornley, Gutsch, Smitty, Melrose, Fielder, Mullen, Doaks and Fielder, plus many more. Des Div 42 (Shindig Gulf) was a great Division.
Wolfe, HarryFT2Dec 5, 1955 – Aug 8, 1958GunneryYou don't know how much your naval experience means to you until later in life. Many a great shipmate I served with.
Willard, BillET 2Jun 1956 – Aug 1958OILooking for old shipmates. Thanks to the internet, I have made contact with a few.
Rogers, SteveOct 24, 1956 – Oct 24, 1961This is my father's name and the dates he served. I am looking for anyone that may have known him while he served on the ship.
Bilsak, Jack Or BilkoFT31957 – 1959FIRE CONTROL BOSS WAS MCGRATH AND GUNDERSEN. VISITED TRONDHEIM NORWAY AND THE WORLD'S FAIR IN BRUSSELS BELGIUM IN 1958
Eschette, John (Bugs)RD2Jun 1957 – Jul 1959
Bartolomeo, Frank Oil Kingbt3Sep 1957 – Sep 1959boiler tenderin 1958 I became oil king. It was a lot of fun doing. I also had a potable tape recorder and recorded a disc jockey show called the busy B . I still have that recording. It brings back great memories.
Martin, BruceBT2Nov 1, 1957 – Jun 30, 1960B DivUSS Bordelon was DDR 881 when i was on board. (The Busy Bee)
Senecal, GaryRD3Dec 1958 – Apr 1961OI2 Med cruises and many, many fond memories of my service on the Bordelon (Busy Bee). Great shipmates: Thompson, Weber, Culbertson, Persinger, Farnsworth, Wiseman and all the rest. It was a great ride; a great ship.
Asper, EdwardEM2Oct 1959 – 1961R Divison
Betz, CharlesE31960 –1StCame aboard Ship in Naples Italy, Finished Med cruise was aboard when rocket recovery program was started. Made the trip to Gitmo Bay Cuba.
Coverdale, Robert D.SO31961 –FOX
Sales, Charles ChuckSOG3Mar 5, 1961 – Sep 10, 1962foxserved those approx dates. living in NJ can contact me at 732-80-2690. Hope I don't owe anyone money
Rogers, B CCDRAug 1, 1961 – Dec 31, 1962COI'm looking for any good human interest stories of him, pictures of him and the ship during this time ... I'm putting together a short video of him and his time with the ship for his grandchild ... thanks, Kenny (his son
Henderson, CurtisFTG/3Jul 15, 1962 – Apr 15, 1964Fire ControlServed during Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962. Assigned to Boarding and Landing . Do you remember 2:00 a.m. alarm. "This is no drill".
Carte, DavidSN1963 – 1964Operations
Traylor, DougOct 16, 1963 – Aug 15, 19652nd GMG3,Ships PhotographerGreat ship,, best of crew, skipper and XO, Med Cruise was fantastic,, lots of adventure for all hands. Would like to hear from GMG2 Woods, GMGC Petross, and any other Deck Dept or others. Doug Traylor ENC USNR ret Somerville,,TX
Wilson, William (Bill)RMSNNov 1963 – Nov 1965OCCame onboard out of RMA School reported to RMC Yankovich. Remember Godines, White, Burleson. Made RM2 and was xferred to USS Valcour.
Gardner, BarryPN31964 – 1966SHIPS OFFICE
Maddox, ReggieFTG3Mar 1964 – Sep 1966gunnery
Oswald, Donald profile iconQM2Jun 20, 1964 – Oct 4, 1966OperationsReported aboard Bordelon fresh from a Bird Farm in 1964, departed for shore duty Pensacola, Fl. as a QM2.
Discalfani, JackBT31965 – 1969Boiler division
Rhoads, DarrelMM3Jan 1, 1965 – Oct 31, 1970Engineering
Sullivan, James "Sully"RM2Jul 1965 – May 1967OCCame onboard in mid 1965 as a RM3 from NavCommsta Londonderry Northern Ireland. Served under Chief Rick Kelly for my entire tour on the Bordelon. A great guy! I've been attending Bordelon reunions for past 20 years.
DiScalfani, JackBT3Oct 23, 1965 – Aug 29, 1969 EngineeringSpent the first two years down the After Fire Room Brovo 3, and the last two as an Engineering Log Room Yeoman. Was a time in my life I will never forget. Made some good friends too.
Holmberg, ChuckMM3Nov 1965 – Aug 30, 1968EngineeringAft engine room
Davis, David ( Bob )STG3May 10, 1966 – Nov 1, 1968thirdExperienced many new things , mostly good, some not so good. Like the ads say " not just a job , but an adventure "!
Williams, WillieEN2Aug 1966 – Jun 1968A Gang
Salmon, RichardLtJGAug 20, 1966 – Jun 24, 1968Weapons
Bowman, Richard GlynnMM3Aug 23, 1966 – Aug 22, 1971M DIVISION

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