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USS Marcus Island (CVE 77) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Marcus Island (CVE 77). 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 36 crew members registered for the USS Marcus Island (CVE 77).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Tussey, RoyPetty Officer 1st class1941 – 1945Pharmisist mate My grandfather Roy Tussey served in the USS Marcus Island I know he was a Pharmisist mate and he Boxed if any one knows him please contact me @ Tusseyjc@gmail.com He was from Rock castle Co. Kentucky.
O'Dell, MikeNov 7, 1941 –1941
Malinkey, Frank1943 – 1944My grandfather is deceased, but I wanted to add him to this list. Jim Kennelly
Defoor, Ecta L.1943 – 1945My Grandfather Is deceased but wanted him remembered as being a PROUD Veteran of WWII
Dare, Charles profile iconAMM/2C1943 – 1946CatipultMy father, Charles F. Dare, was a proud Navyman and he loved what he did on this ship. Unfortunately, he passed away on Dec. 15, 2008 at age 86. I'm sure he would have loved to have his name listed here among his shipmates. Jenny Kotaska
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Rustich, Frank J.LT1943 – 1945UNKNOWN MY FATHER REMAINED IN THE USNR AND RETIRED A CMDR. AFTER SERVICE HE WORKED IN INSURANCE BUSINESS AT FARMERS INS CO. RETIRED AFTER 30 YRS. ALSO WORKED AS NFL OFFICIAL AND BOXING REFERE. WORKING ALI VS NORTON FIGHT.
Orton, RussellPetty Officer1943 – 1945crewPhotographer's Mate.First crew to board ship.Served until after VJ Day.Shipboard photographer,aerial recon.photographer,and on islands captured.Can be seen in Marcus Island book as Seaman-No class.This was my Dad -d.1990
Long, Lloyd AmosMMR2c1943 – 1945MMRMy grandfather is deceased as of 9-20-1986. He was such a good man , I wanted him added and remember for his service.
Tonahill, JoeLieutenant1943 – 1945CarDiv27My father passed away on November 6, 2001, at the age of 88.
Harrison, Victor (Bobby)S1C1943 – 1945UnknownI've registered my grandfather, Victor (Bobby) Ralph Harrison. He pass away in 2007.
Sherman, Sessil-1943 – 1945-My grandfather recently passed & I just wanted to add him to this list. He told many great stories about this time, even named his son after a fellow sailor. Please contact arkrazor22@gmail.com if you remember him.
Lorenzen, AlvinYeoman II1943 – 1945not sureMy dad passed October 24 2009, he was very proud of his service record and always telling stories about his days on the USS Marcus Island . How we miss him. His Family
Krueger, Robert(Bob)Aviation Fire Controlman1 ClassFeb 12, 1943 – Jul 21, 1945Avaiation Fire ControlI just want to say my dad recently passed away at the age of 93, he was a great person, member of the American Legion, and hade fond memories of his time on the USS Marcus Island CVE-77 so long and farewell.
Olinger, Francis N. (Denny) profile iconChief Petty OfficerApr 5, 1943 – Nov 10, 1945Ship StoresDenny Olinger served on two escort carriers and a ammunition supply ship during his tours of duty. Denny's battle station was commanding a AA battery. We all proud of his service. His wife,Roverta built B-29s in Seattle.
Griego, James J.ssn 5538210Apr 14, 1943 – Dec 24, 1945V-1 Diacharged dec24 1945 from Terminal Island, CA Honoral Discharge
Cereno, Aldo JohnWarrant OfficerJun 1943 – Nov 1944Machine Shop, Carpenter, etcMy father passed away in 1972 however, it was not until my Mother passed recently that I found his papers and discovered that he was on board this vessel during WWII
Stach, GeorgeMACHINIST MATE 2Aug 1943 – Dec 12, 1946I willalways remember my shipmates with pride and honor!
Mendel, BudS/1CSep 18, 1943 – Dec 22, 1945X I can specifically remember when the officer on bridge watch ordered some grilled cheese sandwhiches,I was standing helm watch and we grabbed some of the sandwhiches before they got to the bridge,they didn't miss them
Sahm, Thomas (Sam)Radarman 2/cOct 6, 1943 – Mar 17, 1946V-3Proud to have served with a great CIC team.
Pokowski, RobertSignalman Second classDec 19, 1943 – May 15, 1946K DivisionI
Whisman, FrankAVIATION MACHINIST MATE 21944 – 1945My father is deceased but I wanted him included on this list
Lanum, MarvinBM 31944 – 1945 I entered this info on my dad. I hope to gain more info on his ship and duty.
Wadsworth, HaroldSeaman 1st Class1944 –UnkownThis is being left on behalf of Harold E. Wadsworth from Marysville CA. He died at 25 years old in 1949. I found his Plank owner certificate and other items from his service in a binder. God Bless everyone of you men.
Lansdowne, Johnwater tender 3rd class1944 – Jun 6, 1946P division
Peddicord, GaleCSFJan 26, 1944 – Feb 12, 1948A then to RI'm CSF Peddicord's Grandson Robert. His daughter (My Mom) recently passed and I found his service record among her things. Any info about him is appreciated. Thank you
Sahm, Thomas "Sam"RADARMAN 2/CFeb 6, 1944 – Mar 1, 1946V-3I boarded in Astoria Oregon and stayed with the ship until it was scheduled for decomissioning in Boston. We have a reunion association and have an active mailing list of 400 Marcus Islanders. Contact me at btyntom@pacbell.net or 1-626-792-8509
Dicob, Robert--S/1CMar 1944 – 1946V-1loved her----wish i could do it again-
Scott (Scotty ), Leonard TEM 2/CMar 6, 1944 – Apr 12, 1946ElectricalI had a good time on the Ship. But would not want to do it again.
Jones, WaynePetty Officer, Second ClassMay 26, 1944 – May 27, 1944Aviation RadiomanMy father, Wayne B. Jones, served on the USS Marcus Island during WW II. He passed away on March 4, 2007 and was laid to rest in Magnolia, Arkansas on March 9, 2007. I miss him dearly.
Priseler, Myron (Mike)LieutenantJun 11, 1944 – Jul 1, 1945Flight Squadron CommanderMy Dad was a pilot on board Marcus Island and was the first to fly and command a successful unmaned drone attack agains the Japanese. He was proud of the crew and pilots of Marcus Island. Sadly he passed 8/11/1963
Rolli, DonaldCHEIF PETTY OFFICERFeb 8, 1945 – May 22, 1945Com Car 24My father past away Dec. 17 2003 . He proudly served 20 years in the defense of this nation. His legacy lives on in hearts of all those who accept the costs and sacrifices of Freedom. Respectfully, Alan Rolli (youngest son)
Moorman, BernardF1CJun 1945 – Mar 19462hello to all that are left.
Burgess, Auble EverttS1CJun 6, 1945 – Jul 10, 1946UnknownMy Father served on the Marcus Island from June,1945 to July 10,1946. He died, Oct 14,1982 in Dallas,Texas. To his memory, I add his name next to the others who served their Country in the greatest armed conflict the world has ever known.
Sponsler, JonSEAMAN 1ST CLASS/FCOJun 10, 1945 – Feb 19463rdI will always remember when target practice on the buoys was mistaken for mines when we were north of the Philippines
Curley, HarryBGM2CAug 24, 1945 – Feb 27, 1946Harry passed away in 1994, but as his son I requested and received this info from the USN. He was proud of the time he was aboard and loved the Navy and his shipmates very much.
Kilgore, John2Jan 1, 2012 – Feb 29, 2012oHave photo of VE-77

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