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USS Petrof Bay (CVE 80) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Petrof Bay (CVE 80). 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 63 crew members registered for the USS Petrof Bay (CVE 80).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Klinge, Gerald (Jerry)Seaman, First Class V-6 USNRAug 8, 1923 – Apr 5, 1946Deck Crew / Launched PlanesThis entry is for my Dad. He passed on a few years back. He used to tell me great stories about being on the ship and he had plenty of shore leave stories too. His shipmate buddy was a guy named "Moose".
Johnson, Winston B.Boatsman 2nd Class1941 – 1944Gropac 15 (USS Petrof Bay (CVE-80) (Navy)My Father is 86 years old. He is in good health and I'm sure would love to find some of his old buddies. Especially, a gentleman with the last name Mann from Virginia. Please contact me with any information.
Wilbur Bud Howard, BudunknownFeb 1, 1941 – Dec 29, 1945unknownHe was my Grandfather and I believe he served as a navigator. If anyone could add to his experiences or times on board please do so. I thank all of you who served in that war.
Latham, Clarence1943 –My father, Machinist First Class Clarence T. Latham served on the USS Petrof Bay. He died November 30, 1999.
Toler, BradyNOT SURE...1943 – 1943This is my dad. He is still living and doing fairly well in Virginia. He is always telling me stories about his "adventures" on the U.S.S. Petrof Bay. Sorry I don't have any more details on his time of service. And the email address is mine
Graham, Victor1943 –This was my Dad; he passed away in 1994. I remember him telling a lot of stories about his time on the Petrof Bay, and the men that he knew there. I hope to hear from some of his old buddies; I know that they remember a lot of stories of Dad.
Steagald, FrankNOT SURE1943 –Torpedo Bomber Gunner ???I'am Chuck Steagald ,son Of Frank Steagald..Sorry I don't have any more info on Dad,,But would love to know if anyone out there could give me some info on his duty..My e-mail is csteagald@yahoo.com Dad passed away 6 yrs ago.Thank you .....
Neibler, George1943 – Mar 6, 1946pacific ocean U.S.Navy
Anderson, Allen (Moe)1943 –
Zeilenga, EarlMM 1ST CLASS1943 – 1946MEarl is currently living in Tinley Park IL. Alive & well.
Wing, GeorgeBOATSWAIN\'S MATE1943 – 1945unknownThis is my Grand Uncle who has passed away in October 2008. I learned recently of the kind of sailor he was. My uncle turned down the Medal of Honor because they wouldn't give the medal to the rest of his crew. This makes me proud.
Arrington, Harold T.S1C1943 – 1945This was entered by Jim Arrington the son of Harold Arrington. More info will be posted as soon as I find it.
Arrington, Harold T.S1C1943 – 1945
Ulberg, Merle StanleyBM 2c1943 – 1946BoatswainI am registering for my father who passed away in 1972. He was awarded the Silver Star during the battle of Leyte Gulf. He didn't share much about his service, anyone has recollection of my father ronulberg53@gmail.com
Schenker, RichardS 1/CFeb 1943 – Feb 1946SecondMy father, Richard, is still alive. He attends all of the Petrof Bay reunions.
Kegley, Frederick AltonradiomanOct 1943 – Oct 20, 1945radioroomthis was my dad. he passed away in 79 before the computer age. he never missed a new book about the war and i'm sure he read everyone published until his death. i found a few of his papers after my mother died GO NAVY
Pickett, RobertS1C1944 – 1945This is for my uncle Robert E. Pickett. I believed he served as one of the loaders on a 40mm gun mount. He passed away several years ago, but he did leave a cruise book from his time aboard the Petrof Bay. He was proud of his service during WWII.
Sharp, William WoodrowLAUNDRYMAN 2ND CLASS1944 – 1945unknownBill Sharp was my grandfather. I remember him fondly, although he died of bone marrow cancer in 1992. I know that he recieved a silver star for the Leyte Bay battle.
Darby, James (Jim)MMC1944 –My dad, James (Jim) Darby served on the USS Petroff Bay during the war. He was proud of his service and fond of the men he served with during this time in the Navy. Sadly, we lost Dad in 1973.
Booth, Zachary A, Jr.1944 – 1945This is my grand father who was a gunnery officer I believe. Died in 1980. If anyone knows him, I'd love to hear stories. Zachary Booth Simpson oink54321@yahoo.com
Beaty, Dale1ST CLASS PETTY OFFICER1944 – 1945StoresMy Dad served on the Petrof Bay and told me many stories Re;; WWII. He passed away in Dec 05.
Terry, HerchelS2C SECOND CLASS SEAMAN1944 – 1944Herchel was later stationed in Honolulu in the aviation dept. Looking for others who served with him. Still living in AL. Email smonson5@hotmail.com Thanks
Linke, Raymond G.MACHINIST MATE1944 –My father passed away March 2008. Not sure of dates of service. Was on Inawetok after Petrof Bay.
Stephens, Elsworth (Bill Or Steve)2ND CLASS1944 – 1946Ship Service - BarberMy Grandfather was a barber on the USS Petrof Bay. He was known as Bill and is still alive. He has a few pictures and he has told me a few stories, but I would love to hear from anyone who knew him then. Email me at celicasteph@yahoo.
Cochran, ErnestLT. J.G.1944 – 1945
McCrabb, HowardE1 PETTY OFFICER 1944 – 1945ask my father My father was a tail gunner/ radio man SB2C and to this day he looking for the E1 with the lighting bolt machine gun on the patch , he is still alive and kicking at 81 working a 40 hour week and loving it but always looking for a golf game
Linkenback, Thomas1944 –This was my grandfather if anyone remebers him please let me know he never talked about the war much. I would like to know more about what he did. He died March of 2005.
Brown, Russell E.LT.J.G.1944 – 1945VC-76In loving memory of my late husband (1997) whose valor, courage, and sense of humor I continue to miss and admire. Navy Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, 6 Air Medals, credited with shooting down 5 Japanese planes and never spoke about it
Ogonowski, HenryMM 3c1944 – Sep 1945CatapultThis was my dad. he served on the Petroff Bay for the entire South Pacific Cruise. I still have his Plank Certificate and other documents he had saved. He never talked much about his experiences on board, only on shore
Kenter, William--bill--willyBM31944 – 1945Deck - 1st LieutenantI'm entering my dad's name for him posthumously. Dates unsure, but he was a plank owner,left the crew after the Battle of Okinawa. He was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the battle.
Peterson, Frankseaman1944 – 1944unknownThis is my Dad who passed away 11 years ago, but I just found this site. Would love any information about his time on the ship or in the navy. Thanks!
Mutchler, Earl JrTorpedoman 1st class1944 – 1945Dont' know
McDuff, ScottLtjg1944 – 1945TBM pilot VC-76Adding my father Wilbur McDuff. He is still going strong, and talks fondly of his days in VC-76 aboard the Petrof Bay. He just refuses to use a computer.
James Oscar Sumner, WhackerPetty Officer/1st class1944 –WatertenderThis is my grandfather who was a watertender. He passed away in 2001. If anyone knows of additional stories I would love to hear them. Thanks..ronaldallen@frontier.com
Bohn, EugeneUNK1944 – 1944RADIOMAN-GUNNERBROTHER CARL BOHN SERVED ON USS Kitkun Bay (CVE-71) AT THE SAME ERA AND DUTY
Dye, Maynard MRT 1 CLASSJan 1944 – Aug 10, 1944combat information centerCompleted the shake down cruise and participated in the crossing the equator ceremony. What a beating to change from polliwogs . Left the ship at Pearl Harbor to attend officer candidate school at Asbury Park-NJ ,Helena-Mt, & Boulder-Co.
Aagard, Robert S1CJan 1944 – Feb 23, 1946UnknownThis was my father. He was with the first crew to board the USS PETROF BAY & he was still aboard when they tied up in Boston harbor. He talked a lot about his time on the ship and his 20mm gun. He passed in May of 1968
Doyle, William (Bill)3rd ClassJan 1944 – Jan 1946DeckDad ( Bill Doyle ) served as an aviation boatswain's mate working on the flight desk during air operations. He did quite a bit of boxing while onboard. Dad passed away on 12/28/2017 just before his 94th birthday.
Ying, Joe Chungpersonal assistant to Captain Clarke, CK3c, SV-6Jan 6, 1944 – 1946Mess HallMy late grandpa Joe Chung Ying "Curtis" served on the USS Petrof Bay. I am looking for anyone who remembers him and can tell me more of his time on the carrier. My grandpa loved his country. tomling1205@comcast.net
Mc Carthy, Eddie (Edward)SEAMAN FIRST CLASSJan 14, 1944 – Dec 17, 1945He operated 5" artillery gun with 40 ml shells and did plane spotter. He was in the battle of Palau Island, Leyte Landing, Leyte Gulf, Lingayen Gulf, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Phillipines Liberation, Subic, Manilla, Lujon & Truka
Roseneau, William (Bill)TORPEDO MATE 3RD CLASSFeb 1944 – Nov 23, 1945My Grandfather William F Roseneau. He NEVER talked about his time in the service. The best I ever got was (he was a cook). He passed away in 1991. After I found a few photo's and his service record.
Pond, John R.S 2/CFeb 1944 – 1945?"I got back to San Francisco without a bump, and had only two chances to fire at all. One was at a Japanese patrol plane from Truc Island, the other was a submarine. " -John Pond 1945
Wilcox, WallaceSeamen First ClassFeb 16, 1944 – Dec 25, 1945Signal ManWife of deceased. Passed away in 1990. Want information about his time abroad! Please contact me at my email address.
Nunes, RaymondSM1STFeb 17, 1944 – Jun 16, 19441stHelp me find Raymond Reis
Duncan, MarechalEM2CLASSFeb 18, 1944 – May 26, 1944EMay 18,1944 admitted to sick bay with maleria which I had contacted on Guadacanal in 1943. When the Petrof Bay arrived in San Diego May 26th I left the ship to attend the Navy V-12 Officers Training program at the University of California in Berkeley
Fraley, MervelS1CMar 1944 – Mar 1946Gun #3 starboard side
Ford, RufusS1CApr 26, 1944 – May 15, 1946V6My father died in 2002 of stomach cancer. I can remember some of his stories, but I do not know what his job was aboard ship I would like to hear from anyone that could tell me. He never would drink Schiltz beer after his R&R experience.
Lachowicz, Brother DonaldS 1/CMay 1944 – Dec 1944VIMy father Theodore Lachowicz S1/C served in 1944. He passed away in 1982. Fought in Battle of Leyte. Our family would love to learn more about life on board.
Hill, Robert M.AMM2CMay 1944 – Oct 1945V5I attend all the CVE 80 reunions and enjoy reminiscing about our days on the Petrof Bay. Would enjoy hearing from shipmates and squadron personnel. The Petrof never got to Tokyo Bay at the end of the war. We lost a boiler and had to anchor at Saipan
Perry, Charles William "chuck"MM/3RD CLASSMay 1944 – 1945My husband enlisted in the navy at the age of seventeen. He served with pride.chuck
Solis, GeradoSeamanMay 1944 – Dec 1945Damage ControlI am writing on behalf of my grand father who passed away in early 2006. He always spoke to me about his time aboard the USS Petrof Bay during the war. I am looking for any pics of him aboard ship 808 358-4768 Ed
Silva, AndrewMay 3, 1944 – Jan 18, 1946
McAteer, DougAMM 2/CMay 5, 1944 – Sep 5, 1945V-5I started with VC-76 in Sand Point WA NAS in Dec. 1943. I worked under Chief Downy, on TBM's (usually at night),while on the Petrof Bay. I left the ship at Pearl Harbor, in Sept. 1945, and was transferred to Kanoe, NAS
Harris, Clarance(curley)SEAMAN 1STJun 1944 – 1946AMMUNITION LOCKERCurley is my husband's step-dad. He is living and resides near Sheridan,Ar.HE has recently been telling our grandson many stories about his time on the BAY. Our grandson admires his great grampa very much for his service to his country.
August, Victor J.machinist mate first classJun 1, 1944 – Sep 30, 194525I am registering for my uncle Victor J August who served as Machinist mate First Class for over a year on the Petrof Bay. He worked for American Airlines before the War then rotated to the Coast Guard in San Francisco.
Stevens, Kenneth3rd ClassAug 1944 – Jul 1946Electrical
Parrish, E.n.3rd Class Petty Officer Surface WarfareSep 10, 1944 – Nov 20, 1946B Division, 40 mm gunE.N. is alive and well living in Weatherford, Texas. He also served in the Korean War on the USS Navarro.
White, John /jack1stOct 1944 – 1946Radar

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