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USS Topeka (CL 67) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Topeka (CL 67). 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 20 crew members registered for the USS Topeka (CL 67).

Balacki, Louis1944 –
Bean, James1944 – 1945Deceased, May, 1986
Bruno, JamesGUNNERS MATE THIRD CLASS1944 – 1944
Woods, Wayne JLt JG1944 –not sureMy father is a plank owner. He was on the maiden cruise when they hit a hurricane and returned to port (Boston?) with her bow barely above water. He was ships photographer and I believe a 20 mm AA commmand. More to tell.
Noel, SidneySeaman 2nd class1944 – 19465thFeel free to contact me. Check out the pictures I posted on the USS Topeka's CL-67 Facebook page.
Fowler, LeeS2c1944 – 1948I
Ganley, Bob (Robert)Fire Controlman First ClassAug 19, 1944 – Dec 1945ThirdMy grandfather Bob Ganley served as Fire Controlman. His time on board the Topeka is something he still frequently recalls with great fondness. My email is
Saunders, Jim [sandy]FC3CDec 1944 – Oct 1945F
Nass, Martin profile iconRdM 3/cDec 1944 – Apr 1946FlagGot out at end of Okinawa battle and stayed with 3rd and 5th fleet till end of war. Raided entrance to Tokyo Bay on July 18, 1945
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Nass, MartinRdM 3/cDec 22, 1944 – Apr 30, 1946"I" Diviaion and Flag DivisionIf any shipmates who remember me and would like to connect, please contact me at
Smidt, ChesterS2C1945 – Jun 13, 1946Aft gun turrentFor those that are interested I have some of the old Sunflower news letters from 1946. These can be viewed at
Vanrensselaer, FranklinLTJG1945 – 1945???I am the great grandson of Franklin VanRensselaer. I have put him up here to find info about his time on this ship. if you have any storys or Photos of him. or know of some that does. please contact me. thanks
Loquillano, Ramon S.Ship's Cook1945 – 1947shanghai
Rangel, Francisco “spider”Seaman 1st Class1945 –TG 38
Bacon, RaymondSeaman 1CJan 1945 – Jun 10, 1946I DivisionPlank Owner
Caltieri, AnthonySEAMAN 1ST CLASSMar 1945 – Jul 1946
Peacock, Darel profile icon3rd Class (Radar Operator)May 1945 – Jul 1946FlagRadar Operator 3rd Class, he was aboard when ship entered Tokyo Bay, post war commissioned in Army Air Corp , 2nd LT (Fighter Pilot) 30 year USAF career - Trained Formosa and later Japanese pilots/maintenance on F-104
Wilson, JamesS1/CFeb 1946 – May 13, 19491st
Patey, JohnseamanFeb 1946 – Aug 1946not sure
Saussy, GeorgeCAPT USMC1947 – 1948Marine DetachmentCO Mardet My father, Col G.S.Saussy Jr. died 27Mar05 here in Georgetown Co, SC. I am his eldest son, Pete. i would be happy to communicate with anyone who knew him. i was born while he was aboard heading for China!

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