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USS Hornet (CV 12) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Hornet (CV 12). 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 177 crew members registered for the USS Hornet (CV 12).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1959 | 1960 – 1963 | 1964 – 1967 | 1968 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Johnson, LewisQM31968 – 1970Nav
Burr, CliffordE41968 – 1969ALooking to find crew members of A division Hydraulics. I slept in ram room # 2. Interested in anyone struggling with agent orange medical conditions.
Mooney, James (Jim) profile iconABE21968 – Jun 18, 1970V2 DIVISIONI was assigned to V2 Division (Catapults). My job was Deck Edge operator on the Port Catapult. My assigned berthing space was just inside the number one gun tub (5 inch). Trust me it was a noisy place to sleep.
Dishler, Donaldaa21968 – 1970catapult crew
William F Hoskins, BillABHJan 1968 – Jul 1969v-1tractor driver in v-1.looking for some old friends on the hornet and in the squadrons
Caughey, RayAE2Jan 1968 – Aug 1969AMDCalibration Lab I remember the Apollo 11 recovery, President Nixon aboard and the Shellback initiation
Liangos, Robertyn3Jan 1, 1968 – Jun 20, 1970navigationI served on the Hornet for 2 and a half years. wondering what happened to some of my shipmates. Like Chuck Olmstead, Woody Parker and William Kidd. I'm a retired casino Baccarat and Roulette dealer.
Halvorson, Robert (Bob)AE3Mar 1968 – Jan 1970AIMD/AE ShopI enjoyed my time on the USS Hornet. I liked traveling the South Pacific, and being part of the Apollo 11 and 12 recovery team. It was an experience of a lifetime. I became a member of the USS Hornet Association in 2003.
Dionne, DaveRMCMar 9, 1968 – Sep 5, 1970CRGreat Ship.... Great people. Many fond memories of my time aboard her. Live about 15mi south of where she is berthed in Alameda, Ca and have visited her quite frequently. Going through the old radio spaces and seeing what is and what is
Ratcliff, Roger / RatBTFNMar 15, 1968 – Mar 31, 1970BIt was a great ship to serve on. I was on two West Pac cruises. Proud to serve on the Hornet on the Apollo 11 & 12 recovery missions. Would like to contact anyone from fire room #3 or B division. Interested in whereabouts of crew member
Wallace, DougE-3Apr 1968 –OII served during the recovery of Apollo 11 and Apollo 12
Hellmueller, MaxABH-3Apr 1, 1968 – Jun 7, 1970V-3 Hanger Deck CrewStarted as Blue shirt, worked up to Yellow shirt in the hanger deck. Did one tour Vietnam, on Apollo-11 & 12 recovery. Stayed until Decomissioning. Got out and rejoined the Naval reserves. Retired from reserves with 27 years service.
Herbst, JimFnApr 1, 1968 – May 1, 1969RepairNeed to know if anybody has info on Blue WaterNavy info. Have Ischemic Heart Disease. Trying to find info on black barrels w/ orange bands in hangar bays
Schroth, John 'Jack'ADR-2May 1968 – Oct 1968AIMD Engine build-up shopshe was my first ship and pretty impressive for her age. oru trip North was an event all on it's own, it looked like a WW2 movie around us
Johnson, LewisQM3May 1968 – 1970NAV
Moore, JayShips Serviceman 3rd classMay 1, 1968 – Jan 15, 1970S 3ships company during Apollo 11 & 12 recovery
Gilyard, BobseamanMay 23, 1968 – Dec 10, 19693rd divi am looking for someone from 1st 2nd or 3rd divs someone that might know something about a life boat accidnt we had during appollo 12 or 11 i need to know all the info u have thanks
John, LuskMM1Sep 1968 – Jun 1970AMade my first WestPac on Hornet. I was in the A/C gang one of two MM1's. Picked up both Apollo 11 & 12 Decommissioned her in Bremerton. Great bunch of guys in A/C Gang. Was deck launched. What an experience.
Donovan, DonnieRM2Sep 6, 1968 – Aug 1969 StaffLooking for anyone who was COMASWGR5 68-69 under Admiral Eugene Fairfax.
Takai, ErnestseamanOct 15, 1968 – May 5, 1970G - division
Koch, John KochCS31969 – Jun 18, 1970I'm looking for a fellow shipmate Tim Haynes also for anyone who served on the Apollo 12 splashdown mission.
McKenna, ThomasRD31969 – May 1971Radar
Bruce, Lawrence profile iconHM31969 – 1970MedicalWe picked up the crew of the Apollo 12 mission upon their return in Nov 1969.
Rutkoski, DennisSeaman1969 – 1970Asw
Booe Jr, Everette ( Ernie)BT 3Jan 1969 – Apr 1970B DIVISION FIREROOM 4Had a good time looking and watching all the people getting ready for both apollo's to come down. Decommissioning was interesting too, Being under the bilges putting on rust prev in corners and under my myself.
Fech, TedSeamenFeb 9, 1969 – Jun 16, 1970S-3
Cardenas, JerryE-2 Machinist MateApr 1969 – Nov 1970Machinist MateI served during the Apollo 11 and 12 moon missions. I was also there during the decommissioning of the Hornet in Bremerton Washington. I didn't know that it was now docked in San Fran. Next reunion someone contact me.
Chaffin, BennyBTFNApr 1969 – 1970B Divison Fireroom 3Served on both recoverys of the Apollo's. Shortly after that I was apart of the decommisioning crew sent to Bremerton, Washington. Love to get in touch with anyone that served with me.
Stokes, WilliamMM3Apr 6, 1969 – Dec 23, 1969ACRYGENICS MARRIED 1969 TO SHIRLEY 42 YEARS 3 CHILDREN, 4 GRAND CHILDREN, RETIRED ARIZONA
Dittmer, RonaldAX1May 1969 – Jun 1970IM-3I am proud to have been a part of the Apollo 11 and 12 recoveries. The entire Apollo 11 mission, from beginning to end, was an historic event.
Rust, JohnSeaman ApprintaceMay 15, 1969 – May 15, 1970Photo LabI was on the Hornet CVS-12 during the Apolo 11 and 12 recovery. I stayed on it until it went to Breimington Washington to be decommmisioned.
Lane, MarvinAE-3Jun 1969 – 1970IM-3I came on board just after the ship came back from a West-Pac Cruise. Was privilidged to be a part of both Apollo recovery missions and then to Bremerton. Served with a great crew in the AE Shop. douglane1945@gmail.com
McTigue, Thomas (Mac)AMH-3Jun 23, 1969 – May 26, 1970AIMD - C-1A CrewApollo 11 and 12 Recovery, Decommissioning
Wilkinson, John (Jack)DC 2Aug 1969 – Jan 1970R DivisionServed on several vessels and bases: NROTC UT ('64-'65); NAS Barbers Point ('66); Amphib/SERE ('66); PBR Base, Task Force 117, Mobile Riverine Force, APL8 - Mekong ('67-'68); AS Gilmore ('68); CV Hornet ('69)
Aronson, Carrol L. (Pete)E-4Sep 1969 – Dec 1969V-2 Arresting GearI was temporarily transferred aboard the Hornet from the Ticonderoga as a volunteer not knowing she would be picking up Apollo-12. Became a shell back, Great ship, great crew and awesome mission.
Hawkins, TommyMM3Sep 1969 – 1970M DivisionCame aboard for Apollo 12 Recovery and stayed through decommissioning. Great duty.
Kruse, TimEM3Jun 1, 1974 – Aug 31, 1977RReveille Reveille, Email me!

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