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 193 crew members registered for the USS Hornet (CV 12).
|Koch, John Koch||CS3||1969 – Jun 18, 1970||I'm looking for a fellow shipmate Tim Haynes also for anyone who served on the Apollo 12 splashdown mission.|
|McKenna, Thomas||RD3||1969 – May 1971||Radar|
|Bruce, Lawrence||HM3||1969 – 1970||Medical||We picked up the crew of the Apollo 12 mission upon their return in Nov 1969.|
|Rutkoski, Dennis||Seaman||1969 – 1970||Asw|
|Cathey, George||E-4||1969 –||PRS||George was part of the Apollo 11 recovery team that recoverd the body's of the Apollo 11 splash down 950 miles southwest of Hawaii on July 24, 1969.|
|Booe Jr, Everette ( Ernie)||BT 3||Jan 1969 – Apr 1970||B DIVISION FIREROOM 4||Had 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, Ted||Seamen||Feb 9, 1969 – Jun 16, 1970||S-3|
|Shoffner, David||TM-3||Mar 1969 – May 1970||W-1 Division Torpedo and||It seemed as though we always underway!!! Picking up both Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 was the highlight of my tour on the Hornet.|
|Cardenas, Jerry||E-2 Machinist Mate||Apr 1969 – Nov 1970||Machinist Mate||I 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, Benny||BTFN||Apr 1969 – 1970||B Divison Fireroom 3||Served 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, William||MM3||Apr 6, 1969 – Dec 23, 1969||A||CRYGENICS MARRIED 1969 TO SHIRLEY 42 YEARS 3 CHILDREN, 4 GRAND CHILDREN, RETIRED ARIZONA|
|Dittmer, Ronald||AX1||May 1969 – Jun 1970||IM-3||I 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, John||Seaman Apprintace||May 15, 1969 – May 15, 1970||Photo Lab||I 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, Marvin||AE-3||Jun 1969 – 1970||IM-3||I 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. email@example.com|
|McTigue, Thomas (Mac)||AMH-3||Jun 23, 1969 – May 26, 1970||AIMD - C-1A Crew||Apollo 11 and 12 Recovery, Decommissioning|
|Wilkinson, John (Jack)||DC 2||Aug 1969 – Jan 1970||R Division||Served 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-4||Sep 1969 – Dec 1969||V-2 Arresting Gear||I 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, Tommy||MM3||Sep 1969 – 1970||M Division||Came aboard for Apollo 12 Recovery and stayed through decommissioning. Great duty.|
|Kruse, Tim||EM3||Jun 1, 1974 – Aug 31, 1977||R||Reveille Reveille, Email me!|
There are currently no planned reunions.