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USS Franklin (CV 13) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Franklin (CV 13). 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 82 crew members registered for the USS Franklin (CV 13).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1944 | 1945 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Tudor, Robert1945 – Mar 19, 1945My dad doesn't use computers and never talked about his Navy Service until last night. I'm trying to learn 63 years of history in the next few days. Does anyone remember him? He was in rockets, bombs and armament.
Henderson, HaroldPhM3/c V-6 USNR1945 – 1945unk.My great uncle (Uncle Scotty) (deceased 1996) served on the Franklin at least during the Battle of Okinawa that I know of and into N.Y. harbor. I'll never forgot looking at his old pictures! Submitted by SSgt. Tim Henderson, U.S.A.F
Jones, Gilmer L.Unknown1945 – 1945shipfitterMy father was a relatively new member of the crew when the Franklin was hit. Also, he was one of the crew that sailed the ship back to Brooklyn Navy Yard for refitting.
Goniwicha, Clarence Hfireman 1st class1945 – Feb 14, 1945served on USS YMS--48LOOKING FOR PHOTOS OF MY UNCLE'S SHIP OR ONE OF HIM -----HE DIED ON MY BIRTHDAY FEB 14TH 1945. I WOULD LIKE ANY INFORMATION FOR A GENEOLOGY PROJECT I AM WORKING ON THE FAMILY. HE IS BURIED IN MANILA
Murphy, John (Murph)SKV3c1945 – 1946S-1I joined the crew of the Franklin on its return to NY. I was17. I knew many of the surviving crew. Heard their stories Stayed in touch with many of them. Many have passed on. I will always remember these fine men.
Arthur, Careyseaman1945 –engineeringRegistered for my father-Carey Lynch Arthur from Coleman Falls, VA. Dad is now 88 and served on Franklin when she returned to NY.
Walton, Sidney ( Sid )unknown1945 –NavyI don't know any answers to previous questions. All I do know was my Dad was on The USS Franklin when it was Bombed 3-19-45 He also took it to New York. He passed away in 2008 couldn't share ordeal. Info regarding him?
Petraitis, JosephF 2/CJan 1945 – Mar 19, 1945Engine RoomI was on the 4-8 watch in the engine room that day. We remained there 3-4 hours after the initial attack until the chief said let's go. I was picked up by the Pittsburgh. Any questions, call me at 248-303-9911 Joe
Masters, Fred / JeepF 2/CJan 1, 1945 – Nov 1, 194513I did not get to serve on her very long,but it was enough to remember for a life time.I was assigned to her out of boot camp. An I am proud to have been a member.
McClellan, WilliamENSIGNJan 15, 1945 – Jun 10, 1945AirStationed in CIC and went for some coffie just before the bombs hit.
Sonnelitter, DanielS1c (TM) <-Torpedoman's MateJan 27, 1945 – May 18, 1945Navy EnlistedThis was my grandfather. He passed in 1997. He was on the Franklin 3/19/45 - I believe he was involved in the rescue of the men that were trapped below deck - I was told he helped save men from drowning. Can't confirm.
Fletcher, EarlS1/C (TORPEDOMAN)Jan 29, 1945 – Mar 19, 1945V6 Torpedos-RocketsI went aboard as a replacement for previous battlecasualty. I was blown off the fantail while removing 40 MM Ammo from magazine beneith the gun tubs on the rear hanger deck. I was picked up by DD674 about 90 minutes later.
Brown, John S.ELECTRICAN\'S MATE 2/CFeb 1945 – May 1946EOne of four John Brown's onboard.
Shivley, Richard (Dick)RM 2/CFeb 2, 1945 – Mar 24, 1945Air Group 5
Shivley, Richard (Bones)RM 2/CFeb 2, 1945 – Mar 24, 1945Air Grp 13
Edmands, AllanLT. COMDR.Feb 7, 1945 – Mar 19, 1945VT5 (Torpedo Squadron 5, the "Torpcats")I am Allan C. Edmands, Jr., the son of Lt. Comdr. Edmands. A short version of my Dad's story is at http://www.ussfranklin.org/LtCmdrAllanEdmands.htm. I encourage any relative of a Franklin KIA to contact me to find information on your hero kin.
Bellis, MiltonENSIGNMar 1945 – May 1945
Burgmann, Earl G.QMCMar 11, 1945 – Mar 19, 1945QuartermasterThis was my father and was killed on 3/19/1945 aboard the Franklin
Wortner, FrankMar 19, 1945 –my uncle frank died aboard the uss franklin and im proud of him
Baca, Gilbert EugeneS1/cDec 17, 1945 – Aug 10, 1946K DivisionAssigned to the Franklin in Brooklyn NY when it was being repaired.Was in the ships Post Office. Knew a lot of the men that were aboard when it was hit off of Japan. As fine a bunch of men as there ever was.All heros.

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