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USS Shipley Bay (CVE 85) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Shipley Bay (CVE 85). 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 37 crew members registered for the USS Shipley Bay (CVE 85).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Beam, A.m., "martin"MACHINISTS\' MATESep 22, 1940 – Aug 5, 1945Martin Beam was my dad. He served on the USS Shipley Bay (CVE-85) in September 1944. If anyone knew him, please contact me. He passed away when I was very young, and I never really knew him. thank you.
Dobbins, Robert1942 –Robert Dobbins is my uncle and he served on the Shipley Bay during WWII. He is still alive and is living in California. If anybody remembers him please contact me.
Palmer, Edward1942 –My father served on this ship during WWll. All I know he was on deck. Anyone know anything else please let me know. He just passed away 11/09/2008
Musacchio, GuySecond ClassSep 1942 – 1946Navy
Loucks, Raymond1ST CLASS TORPEDOMAN1943 –My Father Raymond Loucks served on this Ship during WWII
Smith, Jack1943 – 1944My father was on this ship his name is Felix L Smith he is still alive..sorry I do not know much of hid history with the ship only he was on her when she first sailed off to war and got off at the end...he was a cook 2nd class
Dickler, Nate1943 – 1945Nate Dickler was my father. He often spoke of his life on board this floating city. He truly enjoyed the time he served. After the navy, he had 3 children and worked for a jewelry firm for over 50 years. He lived til age 83.
Jennings, BenRadio Tech1943 – 1944Radio TechMy father was Rufus Benjamin Jennings. He was a radio tech on the Shipley Bay. Would like to hear from anyone who knew him. Please contact me.
Nearing, Philip W profile iconSeamanJan 1, 1943 – Jan 1, 1946Catapult CrewMy father served on the Shipley Bay and I would like to share photos or stories with anyone who knew him. The Shipley Bay website at http://www.shipleybay.com is a tribute to everyone associated with this ship and the WWII effort.
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Schaub, Warren R.LT JDJan 3, 1943 – Oct 1, 1945My father served on this ship as a pilot. He passed away in 1953. VF 98 VF 99 VC 97
Stout, Joseph profile iconTechnical SergeantMay 1943 – Nov 26, 1945Radar specialist MAG 14My father's "Shellback" card puts him on USS Shipley Bay CVE -85. He was a radar specialist in the USS Marine Corp. He also served with Charlie Gearheart. not quite sure of his rank at the time.
Mills, Jarvis /"Joe"S1c (V6)Nov 16, 1943 – Jun 27, 1945SuppliesMy dad, Jarvis Mills, went by the name of "Joe". He said he worked with supplies and I he mentioned keeping watch. He also spoke of helping to feed the ammo to the gunner. He was friends with D.M. Clark and E.E. Hyde.
Janikowski, H. W.WATER TENDER 2ND CLASS1944 – 1946Hilary Janikowski is my dad, and served on the Shipley Bay for 26 months. I would love to chat with anyone who knew him then!
Shockley, EldredSEAMAN 1/C1944 –arresting gear
Smith, Charles1ST CLASS MACHINIST MATE1944 –My Father, Charles L. Smith was on the Uss Shipley Bay and is still alive. If you know him please contact me. I am his son John A. Smith he is not computer literate but I will surley let him know of you. Served from time she was comm. to end of war.
Thompson, William David (Dave)1944 – 1945My father, William D. Thompson (1917 - 2000) served as an officer on this ship during WWII as well as on the U.S.S. Capps (DDE 550). I would love to hear from anyone who knew him.
Fluhart, ThomasAMM/CAC1944 – 1945We were at the Okinawa campaign and had a buckled avaition fuel chamber because of a Kamikasi . We went to Guam for repairs and then back until the island surendered. We started south and heard the atomic bomb had been droped.
Wood, Thomas (Tommy)1944 –My dad talked often about the shipley bay. He said he ran the evaporators on it during WWII. He is now deceased.
Brennan, Lawrence1944 – 1945My Dad served onboard with the VC-97 Squadron. He was a crewman with Lt Comdr. M.T. Whittier and R. D. Fowles. He passed away in 2001 at the age of 78. Would love to hear from anyone who knew him.
Glass Jr., James "Jimmy"3rd Petty Officer - Torpedo Man1944 – 1946UnknownThis is my Great Uncle. He served on Shipley Bay until the end of the war. He passed away about 2 years ago. Ill always be grateful for his service.
Randleman, CharlieELECTRICIANS MATEFeb 14, 1944 – May 23, 1945I'm gone now, and my son is putting these words down for me. I lived to be 79 years old. I passed on 12/31/1999 in Pekin Illinois.
Cozart, Robert E.MAM2Mar 1944 –Father (d. 2005) was member of commisioning crew. I have original of "Commissioning Issue" of ship"s newsletter. RWC
McGraw, PhillipRADARMAN 3RD CLASSMar 1944 – Mar 1946RadarDad enlisted out of High School and was very proud of the time spent on this ship and the men he served with.
Entwistle, DonSIGNALMANMar 21, 1944 – Jun 28, 1946deck
Clayton, BillySEAMAN 1ST CLASSMar 21, 1944 – Jun 28, 19463rd GunneryI would love to hear from anyone who served on the Shipley Bay. Please contact me by e-mail.
Combs, JimABM 3/CMar 21, 1944 – 1945V1My job on the flight deck was arresting gears and catapults. I served until the end of WWII. Went to Guam for tank repairs after refueling, and I am also a plank owner.
Johnston, WallaceMachinist's Second ClassMar 21, 1944 – Dec 30, 1945unsureMy father passed away June 30, 2006. The information I listed is from the date on his plank owners certificate and discharge papers listing the USS Shipley Bay as his last place of service. Diane - daughter
Miller, MelvinS2c USNRMar 21, 1944 – 1946CVE-85Melvin Miller March 1944 until 1946. signal & flight man. He lives in Citrus Heights, CA since 1959. Married Betty Treadway in 1951. Has 1 Son/2 Daughters,7 Grandkids & 12 great grandkids. like to hear from anyone.
Russell, JohnPHOTOGRAPHER'S MTE 2ND CLASSJun 23, 1944 – Apr 1, 1945V-3I have a print of Janikowski, and pictures of some divisions, A scanned print at no cost if I have what you want.
Greenlee, Fred GeraldRADARMAN 2ND CLASS1945 –F.G. Greenlee (1927-1997) was my father. he served aboard Shipley Bay in his first sea assignment, i think about late 1945-46 in the Pacific.
Russell, JohnPHOTOGRAPHER'S MATE 2ND CLASS1945 – Apr 1, 1946V-3I had served on the CVEs USS BRETON and the USS WHITE PLAINS before assignment to the Shipley Bay. Have some photos of diviisions and individuals (ie Hilary Janikowski) and others, scanned copy to you at no cost.
Mouton, Frances FredrickLT. JUNIOR GRADE1945 – 1946My Father-in-Law, Fred Mouton, served on this ship. Jpp
Stevens, RoyARM2/c1945 – 1945VC97I was not a part of the ship's company but was an Aircrewman with VC97. We came aboard Shipley Bay from Macasser Strait during the Okinawa battle and stayed there until we departed the area and returned to Oakland, Cal
Davis, L. H.AMM 3-CJan 1945 – Aug 1945Air
Muench, BruceSep 1945 –Aviation Radioman (Avenger). On board only for a short time. Was then stationed at Kwajalein in the Marshall-Gilberts
Greenlee, Fred GeraldRADARMAN 2D CLASSSep 1945 – May 1945Part of crew in Operation Magic Carpet--returning US personnel to US in Pacific. Honorably Discharged 1948. b. 1927-d.1997. posted by his son, John Greenlee
Brockway, Jimfireman 1stNov 3, 1945 – Jun 30, 1946A divwatch station was steering room aft.was transfered to the apb in boston to decom. six more cve"s

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