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Machinist (AFDB 8) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the Machinist (AFDB 8). 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 39 crew members registered for the Machinist (AFDB 8).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hale, William Billnot sureJan 1, 1941 –dd-663My neighbor left me everything from his time on this ship. I would love to return pictures to families and make copys of the drawings. Please contact me at v.skoronski@gmail.com
Wymer Cumberledge, Earl DeanFirst Class1942 –Not known
Mikac, Frankfirst class1943 – 1945Machinist
McGee, Harold profile iconM/M2Jan 18, 1944 – May 21, 1946Machinist 2I am Harold's Granddaughter. He is very interested in getting in touch with some of his shipmates as this was a very important and memorable time in his life. Please contact me! jennifer.n.mcgee@gmail.com
Eis, Everett (Bert)PrivateJun 14, 1944 – Dec 19, 1945unknownThis is my grandfather and I looking for what ship he was on or any information anyone might have on him.
Rudh, RobertF1May 1945 – Jun 1946propulstion,Engine roomI served on the Destroyer SS LAFFEY 727 from May 1945 to June of 1946 I am looking to find any other crew mates that I served with. One in particular Marshall Kraft from Grand Junction, CO
Kopp, ArthurseamanJun 6, 1945 – Aug 1, 19461stI am listing the name of my father not certain of his rank dates or regiment just know he was aboard and I in the Philippines, worked in the engine room.
Lambert, Skinnyfireman first class1947 – 1950engine roomSpending the winters in Florida, and the summers in NC. Doing fine and healthy.
Conklin, JarnalSMApr 3, 1951 – May 28, 1952M
Hill, LeroyMate1952 – 1956AviationMy grandfather served in the Navy, in 1952, when he was 20 years old. He said he was a Aviation Machinidt Mate, and also referred to himself as a deckhand. Looking for anyone who may have served with him or remembers him
Valenty, Johnsecond classJan 1, 1953 – Jan 1, 1955DestroyerLooking for shipmates from 1953 to 1935 USS Gwin
McGraw, SherwoodMm3Aug 1, 1954 – Nov 15, 1958Ships company engineering
Maas, Philip2nd Class/Plank Owner1955 – 1959USS TruckeeI am adding this for my father as he doesn't have access to a computer. Anyone that would like to get in contact, please feel free to e-mail me and I will get the message to him.
Whaler, RonaldMM31955 – 1957ENGINEERINGI SERVED ON THE SHANGRI-LA FROM 1955 TO 1958 AND WAS LOOKING TO FIND OTHER SHIP MATES FROM THIS TIME.
Williams, GeorgeMR21956 – 1959machinistMy dad was on this ship from 1956 - 1959. He has such fond memories. I know he would love to hear from some of the guys he served with.
Lucas, GarythirdJun 2, 1956 – May 2, 1960pacific
Lewis, RobertMM2 (E5)Apr 1957 – Jun 1958NavyN/A
Mier, John3rd class petty officer1958 – Feb 12, 1959R1Looking for Jack Njaa
Tuss, Budmm2Oct 5, 1959 – Mar 10, 1963mServed with Ateca,Vanderpool.cunningham. ,harris,linginfeller,goodman,harlin to name a few
Whitnack, MarvinD61960 – 1965MIAMI FLORIDAI AM TRYING TO FIND OUT ANY INFO ON MY FATHER.
Lynch, BenE-3Sep 2, 1961 – Mar 3, 1962Naval reserveServed on board during Cuban missile crisis. Now deceased.contact is my living brother, Pat
Thompson, William J.E31962 – 1964Machine Mate E3
Eppling, CharlesMM2/MM31964 – 1967A1961 - 1965, Machinest Mate 2nd Class, A1 Division. My father "Charles Irving Eppling" was a proud member to serve aboard the USS Roosevelt. He passed away in December 2009 (lung cancer). OH! I heard many stories!
Brefeld, EdMM3Feb 17, 1964 – Feb 17, 1970MHey! I've thought about all of you often. I'd love to connect again. Looking for Gary Yates, Cecil Cuthbert and Larry Plies.
Defloreo, Ronald3rd class officer1967 – 1971machinist
Davis, Malcolmmm31968 – 1970M divisionLooking for shipmates
Stovey, DonaldE3Mar 1968 – 1969engine roomlooking for someone to remember me, as I was tied up in the repers deck., wrestlings as no one could beat me so tied me up. got off ship for beach parties. trying to find someone who remembers me, and off beach parties
Reeves, FrankE3Mar 1969 – Sep 1970engine roomlooking for Terry Shirley of California. And a friend that lived in Mass. We both dated Maryland Kalani in hawaii. I was known as wild man. Kuzanik was our first class.
Cole, CurtisMM31970 – 1973R2The USS Yosemite (AD-19) was my home for three years before going to the USS Grand Canyon (AR-28).
Touchton, MikellPrivate1970 –not sureMike Touchton was my father and was on the Sarsfield around my birth in 1971, possibly in 1970. He passed at a very young age. I came across this website and just thought it would be nice to find anyone that knew him.
Hall, Scottmmfn1971 – 1972machinist mate
Jones, DavidE4Mar 26, 1971 – May 27, 1974M divisionI spent about 3 1/2 years on board. Was part of decommisionig crew. Made Med cruise.
Scheel, Steve MM31972 – 1975MI was known as Skate. I ran the aft evaporators. Many fading memories of Subic Bay. You had to have been there to believe the stories ! Hey to Ed, Tim, Andy, Randy and Loman. I hope you are all still doing well..
Cheek, KelseyN/A1974 – 1975N/AIn search of crewmates of Larry Zuzga. He was a Machinist aboard the USS William Rush 1974-1975. If you know or remember Mr. Zuzga please contact Kelsey Cheek at 281-716-4970 or reply to this message. Thank you!
Hayes, Chris The BlitzE=3Apr 10, 1976 – Apr 28, 1979Engineering
McKinney, Chester(Bernielove)E-3Jul 6, 1979 – Apr 1981M-Div.The Midway Taught me Friends come in all Sizes and Colors.Snipes for Life! All of the Guys who play on the Basketball team Where you At! Cookie , Miles, Goose,Dr.Love and M-Div Holla Back.
Curless, Richard (Conejo)petty officer1986 – 1991Boiler operatorI am looking on this site to see if anyone knew my father...He was stationed in San Diego on the AD43 his nick name was CONEJO rabbit in Spanish,,,
Bakre, Rich profile iconMM2May 10, 1987 – Jun 19, 1989Engine RoomI own and operate an Insurance Agency, Driving School , and Travel Agency, will love to help any on my shipmate who may be in need of my field of work. Contact # 281-983-5692
Sparks, CurleyMMFNJan 3, 1994 – Jan 1997Engine room 1Holla at your boy I'm looking for all the horsemen from the old crew!!!

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