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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 157 crew members registered for the USS Hornet (CV 12).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1960 | 1961 – 1965 | 1966 – 1968 | 1969 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
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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