The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Essex (CV 9). 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 302 crew members registered for the USS Essex (CV 9).
|Orthmann, Pete||E3||1968 – Jun 1969||none really||Worked in photo lab where the chief was a jerk. Aboard for Apollo and have a rare "official" book of photos of the day. One of the last off in S. Boston|
|Book, Ed||ET3||1968 – 1969||OE|
|Romano, Victor||E3||1968 – Jun 30, 1969||POST OFFICE X DIV||TOOK SHIPS MAIL OFF ON LAST DAY. WAS AT DECOMMISSIONING JUNE 30 1969 . PROUD TO HAVE SERVED .|
|Pfohl, Sanford||Lisn||1968 –||X||I worked in the print shop|
|Gienger, David / Dave||ETN3||Jan 2, 1968 – May 28, 1969||OE Div||Made North Atlantic cruise, crossed Arctic Circle (Ye Royal Order of the Blue Nose). Visited many great places. Worked with a great bunch of technicians. Was also on the Apollo 7 space capsule recovery. Was there when Russian plane crashed.|
|Lafave, Robert/bob||E-2||Jan 15, 1968 – Dec 31, 1968||Enginerring|
|Navojosky, Richard||E3||Mar 17, 1968 – Feb 10, 1969||V3|
|Willis, Earl||E-4||May 1968 – Jun 1969||AIMD||Came onboard right after they came back from N. Atlantic cruise. I was there for the Apollo 7 for pick up and stayed until decommiss at S. Boston, Ma. where I met my wife to be.|
|Langston, Eugene||E3||May 10, 1968 – Jun 10, 1969||v2|
|Iannarelli, Willis||ABF3||Jun 1968 – Apr 1969||V-4||Came aboard as boot. Did some car-qual cruises and ORI at Gitmo. On board for the Appollo-7 recovery. Ended up in Boston for the decom.|
|Hickman, Mike||sfm-3||Jun 1, 1968 – Jun 9, 1969||r-div||workked in sheet metal shop "r-div. use my email its firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gill, John||E2||Jun 4, 1968 – May 1, 1969||V-2||Great pick to up Apollo 7. I delivered thier cake ( I ran #1 bomb elevator). I have a piece of her flight deck.|
|Mitchell, Bob||E3||Jul 1, 1968 – Jun 1, 1969||Engineering||Stood watch on throttles in the forward engine room during the Apollo recovery. Painted bilges for decommissioning. Those 4 on 4 off watches on throttles were a killer and the saltwater showers weren't any fun.|
|Leon, Leonard||AIRMAN||Jul 14, 1968 – Apr 2, 1969||MESS CREW|
|Proctor, Danny||AZ1||Aug 1968 – Apr 1969||AIMD|
|Kuskowski, Ed (Ski)||ETN 3||Sep 2, 1968 – Jun 30, 1969||oe||was part of the last crew and left her on the last day|
|Brossoit, Marvin NEW||Hn3||Sep 9, 1968 –||Uss essex cvs9||Looking for don hagg|
|Sharrer, Thomas||E3 Machinery Repairman||Sep 14, 1968 – Aug 10, 1969||Engineering||Worked in the Engine room, Worked on machinery ,pressure, and temp. guages and recorded. Help pull in the Apollo 7, had a 650 pound cake in celebration of in the flight bay for astronauts Eisele, Schirra and Cunningham.|
|Herald, Charles Randy||E3||Oct 9, 1968 – Mar 1969||OI||Only aboard for a brief period before decommissioning. Had to wait in Quonset Point until Essex returned from picking up Apollo 7. Mess cooked upon boarding until managed to secure spot in OI Division working CIC, etc.|
|Rutledge, Jeff||Oct 26, 1968 – Jun 30, 1969||i WAS ONE OF THE LAST SAILORS TO SERVE ON THE ESSEX. I WAS AT THE DECOMMISIONING CEREMONY AND RECIEVED A BRASS MEDALION WITH THE SHIPS NAME AND MOTTO. SEVRED IN THE FOSHAL AND ON THE BRIGE AT HEALM.|
|Peterson, David / Rabbit||E 3||Dec 12, 1968 – Jun 30, 1969||CS/ Signalman||My first ship out of Communication school, First boarded the ship in Rhode Island. First cruise Cuba, Mayport, & Pennsacola. Decommission her in June 69, South Boston. Rode out my first hurrican on her in 69. She was a good ship and I missed her.|
|Overbeck, Mike||E3||Dec 25, 1968 – Apr 20, 1969||Engineering Log Room Office||This ship was a great place to spend my first year in the Navy.|
|Chesley, Daniel||DK2||Dec 26, 1968 – Jun 30, 1969||Was a member of the last Essex Crew S-4 Division|
|Faller, Michael||e-3||Mar 1969 – Oct 1970||vs-32||did the nato actic circle all europe stops apollo 7|
|Rush, Nathan/bumpkin||QM3||Jan 1981 – Feb 1983||Navigation||Would like to hear from some of the other old farts.|
|Gardner, Quentin||ET2||Jul 2008 – Dec 2009||CS|
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