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USS Fanshaw Bay (CVE 70) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Fanshaw Bay (CVE 70). 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 73 crew members registered for the USS Fanshaw Bay (CVE 70).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1943 | 1944 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Kurtze, Donald1944 –Contact me for reunion information
Hankla, AldenLT. COMMANDER1944 – 1945I am Alden Hankla's daughter. He died in November 1999. If anyone can fill in the blank information about his service, please email me!
Sengstock, Russell VictorMACHINISTS MATE?1944 – 1945My father served for 10 months on this ship near the end of WWII.
Dahlen, GunnarSC 2/C1944 – 1945I am the nephew of Gunnar who died in 1962. He was a ships cook and was from North Dakota. I have some of his letters dated from Oct. 1944 to Dec. 1945. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who may have known him.
Brown, Roy C. (Charlie Brown)MACHINIST MATE 2ND1944 – 1946A
Comiskey, Robert (Bob)1944 – 1945My dad was from Des Moines, Iowa -- served aboard the USS Fanshaw Bay in in late 1944 and 1945 as a radio operator. He passed away in 2001, always took great pride in his Navy service.
Conner, Lester1944 –WILLIAM LESTER CONNER WAS MY GREAT UNCLE WHO SERVED ON THE CVE 70 FANSHAW BAY DIED IN BATTLE OCTOBER 1944 WOULD LOVE TO CORRESPOND WITH SURVIVORS THAT REMEMBER HIM
Courtney, Bernard (Bernie)1944 –My dad served during the battle of Leyte Gulf. He never talked much about his time in the Navy but he served his country proudly during three wars. He passed in January 2000.
McCauley, Kenneth1944 –My grandpa was very proud of his service during WWII as is our entire family.He didnt talk about it much at all. Now that he is gone, I would like to know more about him, his shipmates, and his ship.e-mail me at kit.rosenlund@versacold.com
Vidales, TiburcioSeaman First Class1944 – 1945aircraft enginereingMy father in law was an aircraft mechanic on board. He talked very little about the battles but did say that he had been in the bay just before it was hit. Tiburcio passed away 08-23-2009Added by family
Perkins, BryceChief Photographers Mate1944 – 1945UnknownMy father, Bryce Perkins served aboard the Fanshaw Bay. He took many pictures of ship and crew. The pictures were donated to the Nemitz Museum in Fredricksburg, Texas. He died in 1970. Call ahead several days to view
Rossiter, Terence BrianRM1c (V-3)1944 – 1944Not Known
Linehan, Thomas profile iconWT II1944 – 1946PacificMy Dad served on the ship in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He died on December 9, 2008. He was a Water Tender 2 in the engine room. As a boy, he told me stories of his war experiences. If you remember him, please contact me.
Rice, RussellE2Jan 1, 1944 – Aug 6, 1945?I am the grandson of dickey rice. I am looking for information of his service. I do know that he was on Fanshaw Bay during Leyte gulf battle
Kleeb, BobFeb 5, 1944 – Mar 5, 1946
Collins, GilunknownFeb 14, 1944 – Feb 14, 1946UnknownLooking for information on my Father, Huron Gilbert Collins assigned to USS Fanshaw Bay during Taffy 3. We know nothing about his activities/duties aside from the fact he was on board the "Fannie Bee"!
Eidson, OzarkAMM 3CMar 1, 1944 – Nov 1, 1944v1
Genge, MikeAMM 3CMar 1, 1944 – Nov 1, 1944v1This is for my Grandfather who is 98 years old. He served honorably on USS Fanshaw Bay. Ozark Edison, flight deck, hook release men. I have grown up hearing the stories of Leyte Gulf.
Tolliver, William L.COXSWAINMar 3, 1944 – Jan 5, 19461Great experience as a seventeen year old kid.
Hewson, William M. Jr.STOREKEEPER 2/CJun 1944 – Jan 1945STransferred aboard with Squadron VC-68 and transferred off while in San Diego for repairs. Am active in ships crew activities now
McDonald, Edward DEnsignSep 1944 – Oct 24, 1944Adm Sprague's staff communication officerMy father was aboard and seriously injured when a shell hit the forecastle while he and a crew were tossing the classified documents overboard.
Tillis, Robert F. (Fritz)ARM3CNov 1944 – Nov 1945VC10My Dad was an TBF Radio Operator and Tail Gunner. His pilot was Warren (Felix) Feldmeyer and the turret gunner was (Andy) Anderson.
Shell, Lee , Jr.S1/C1945 –FirstBattle station was #1 lookout Starboard side
Laroy, William (Bill)1945 –My father was apparently on board this ship. He passed away in 1986. Does anyone remember him or know anymore of his information (dates of service on ship , etc?) Any information that anyone has would be much appreciated. Thank you. Nancy LaRoy
Schiller, Philip J.S1CJan 1, 1945 – 1946Electrician's Mate(Memorial Day 2013:) My father, Philip A. Schiller, was an electrician's mate on the USS Fanshaw Bay. He married my mom in Seattle on 12/27/44 and was deployed shortly afterwards.
Embry, Elmer A.SEAMAN FIRST CLASSFeb 1945 – Sep 1945
Thuerrauch, CharlesAMM2CMar 1945 – Sep 1945VOC 2LOG YEOMAN FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ALL VOC-2 AIRCRAFT. TURRET GUNNER AND PLANE CAPTAIN TBM AVENGER. PARTICIPATED IN OKINAWA INVASION AND JAPANESE SURRENDER IN JAPAN. CHANGED NAME TO CHARLES A. ALLEN (1951) RETIRED LCDR USN 1968
Gonigam, Louis (Louie)AMM3CAug 1945 – Oct 1945VC 10 ReformedMy Dad was the radio operator/belly gunner on a TBF Avenger with rear turret gunner Dick Nauta and Pilot Walter Fuchs on the Fanshaw Bay--Retired farmer, currently lives in Walnut, Illinois.
Nauta, Richard M. (Dick)AMM3C/CAAug 5, 1945 – Oct 1945VC 10 (Reformed)My Dad was a TBF Turret Gunner, with Walter Fuchs (Pilot), and Louis E. Gonigam (Radio Operator).

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