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USS Essex (CV 9) Crew List

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 273 crew members registered for the USS Essex (CV 9).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1950 | 1951 – 1957 | 1958 – 1960 | 1961 – 1963 | 1964 – 1966 | 1967 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Grimmelmann, KarlAMH21967 – 1969HS-9I remember waking up after hitting a large wave off Hattera on the ORI in 67, the poor medic who forgot to let go of the big box and went overboard in the Med and I was on the flight deck and watched the Badger crash
Baldwin, Courtlandabe21967 – Apr 1968v2Decommissioned Essex. Picked up Apollo 7 astronaughts. Had some great cruises. Launched planes off cat 2. Remember crossing Atlantic in hurricane force winds and trying to recover.Planes in north Atlantic in ice and snow
Todahl, Gerald/gerryAK31967 – 1969AMD
Dejackome, Ron profile iconE4Jan 1, 1967 – Jul 1, 1968CRU-Tube has home movie of Russian Badger crash. I found myself in the film at 1:34-1:36 of the 2 min clip if you were top side you may be in it . never will forget the ocean swells between to Hurricanes crossing Atlantic
Anderson, JohnSTG2Jan 26, 1967 – Nov 8, 1968OXWAS ON THE FLIGHT DECK WITH SPECIAL PHOTO TEAM WHEN RUSSIAN BADGER DIPPED HIS WIN INTO THE WATER AND EXPLODED.
Slone, DanJO2Mar 1967 – Dec 1967Public Affairs OfficeReported aboard in time for NATO cruise of 67 and into artic circle,,,had jerk LDO for department head and his sissy boy yeoman,,,,combined they made one want to throw up in the mouth,,,suspect he had me transferred,
Webster, MikeSH2Mar 31, 1967 – Jun 30, 1969S-3Came aboard as a "boot"; worked the officer's laundry, overseas store when deployed, bulk storerooms and than the ship's store office. One of the last men off the ship on decommission day 6/30/69 in Boston
Johnston, StacyAOAN, AO3Apr 1967 – Nov 1967GV
Godlewski, Marion (Ski)AMS-3Apr 1967 – Jun 13, 1969 V6 Served in AIMD with AMS John Jones, Ron Jacobs, D.L. Larrew, Charles Shell, And AMH Donald B. Smith. Also, best friends with Bob Dunemann who lives across the street from me in North Carolina. Go to Essex reunions now.
Scanlon, Mikeabe 3Apr 12, 1967 – May 2, 1969v2best times of my naval service, good buddies, loved working on the deck, there for apollo7,tu-16 crash, I was on the lso platform the night the s-2 hit the Fresnel lense,sometimes I wonder where turnberger is
Skrivan, Joe (Gramps)ABE3Apr 17, 1967 – Dec 16, 1968V2Great times in arresting gear and making NATO cruises on Essex. Good friends back with all the gear rats.
Thomas, GlenAirmanJun 3, 1967 – Aug 15, 1969GVWas part of the skeleton crew that decommissioned the USS Essex in South Boston in 1969
Lauderbaugh, BurtETR3Jun 19, 1967 – Oct 19, 1968Was on board when Russian Bear did cartwheel over flight deck...med cruise.Miss old friends.
Wall, StephenFiremanJul 7, 1967 – Dec 11, 1968B DivisionGood times had by all.The Apollo 7 was one of the best of times.The Med cruise,The Hague, Mecca Club in England Got my Blue Nose Card.Some nice pics of the Russian plane that went down.
Compton, GregE-3 BOSWAIN MATEAug 15, 1967 – Aug 16, 1969Boswain MateI'm trying to find the Ship Mate that took me to Medical when I fell to lower decks while replishing food prior to Mediterranean Cruise in 1967 aboard USS Essex CVS-9. I've claimed injury to Lt sholder and VA said I need name of person who help
DellErba, Ric Or "dell" Or "yo-yo"YEOMAN 3RD CLASSSep 1967 – Nov 27, 1968Captain's Office "X"I remember watching the Russian Bear go in the drink killing all of the crew. I also remember processing the "paperwork" and photos of the dead crew-still haunts me. Remember the man-overboard GQ in the Med? One lucky guy! .
Parker, Lionel ( Sonny )RD 3Sep 1967 – Dec 1968OI
McMillin, JohnMM3Sep 22, 1967 – Jun 3, 1969MWas aboard when the Russian Badger crashed, Apollo 7 recovery and when in dry dock for decommissioning. I was reassigned before the decommissioning ceremony. I was assigned the forward engine room.
Marderosian, Bob (Bip)ABF3Oct 1967 – 1968fuelWorked on flight deck. Like to hear from fuelies. ended up going to Iceland for 2 yrs. apallo 7 Russian Bear Liberty in Nassau Its all good
Allen, DjDS2Oct 1, 1967 – Oct 1, 1968S7
Lane, KenANDec 27, 1967 – Jun 30, 1969GV
Orthmann, PeteE31968 – Jun 1969none reallyWorked 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, EdET31968 – 1969OE
Romano, VictorE31968 – Jun 30, 1969POST OFFICE X DIVTOOK SHIPS MAIL OFF ON LAST DAY. WAS AT DECOMMISSIONING JUNE 30 1969 . PROUD TO HAVE SERVED .
Pfohl, SanfordLisn1968 –XI worked in the print shop
Gienger, David / DaveETN3Jan 2, 1968 – May 28, 1969OE DivMade 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/bobE-2Jan 15, 1968 – Dec 31, 1968Enginerring
Navojosky, RichardE3Mar 17, 1968 – Feb 10, 1969V3
Willis, EarlE-4May 1968 – Jun 1969AIMDCame 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, EugeneE3May 10, 1968 – Jun 10, 1969v2
Iannarelli, WillisABF3Jun 1968 – Apr 1969V-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, Mikesfm-3Jun 1, 1968 – Jun 9, 1969r-divworkked in sheet metal shop "r-div. use my email its easier--hicdog1@gmail.com
Gill, JohnE2Jun 4, 1968 – May 1, 1969V-2Great pick to up Apollo 7. I delivered thier cake ( I ran #1 bomb elevator). I have a piece of her flight deck.
Mitchell, Bob profile iconE3Jul 1, 1968 – Jun 1, 1969EngineeringStood 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, LeonardAIRMANJul 14, 1968 – Apr 2, 1969MESS CREW
Proctor, DannyAZ1Aug 1968 – Apr 1969AIMD
Kuskowski, Ed (Ski)ETN 3Sep 2, 1968 – Jun 30, 1969oewas part of the last crew and left her on the last day
Sharrer, ThomasE3 Machinery RepairmanSep 14, 1968 – Aug 10, 1969EngineeringWorked 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.
Rutledge, JeffOct 26, 1968 – Jun 30, 1969i 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 / RabbitE 3Dec 12, 1968 – Jun 30, 1969CS/ SignalmanMy 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, MikeE3Dec 25, 1968 – Apr 20, 1969Engineering Log Room OfficeThis ship was a great place to spend my first year in the Navy.
Chesley, DanielDK2Dec 26, 1968 – Jun 30, 1969Was a member of the last Essex Crew S-4 Division
Faller, Michaele-3Mar 1969 – Oct 1970vs-32 did the nato actic circle all europe stops apollo 7
Rush, Nathan/bumpkinQM3Jan 1981 – Feb 1983NavigationWould like to hear from some of the other old farts.
Gardner, QuentinET2Jul 2008 – Dec 2009CS

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