The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Makassar Strait (CVE 91). 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 28 crew members registered for the USS Makassar Strait (CVE 91).
|Fellows, Donald||LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE||Mar 8, 1942 – Sep 6, 1944||Received Bronze Star for spotting enemy plane on headed toward left side of carrier. Because I am color blind, I was the only one who could see the camouflaged plane.|
|Hylbert, Harold||Sep 1942 – Oct 1945||Entered by his daughter. Dad is still a happy sailor. He is disabled now at 86. He shares his memories of his days at sea and in the Pacific with his family often. He was a gunner. He lived in Ohio for 70 years and then retired to SW FL.|
|Clohessy, John||EM2C||1943 – 1945||electrical|
|Groskloss, Howard "Howdy"||FLIGHT SURGEON||1943 – 1945||I'm adding Dr. Grosklos to the roster after reading of his recent death at age 100 in Florida. Not sure about the years he spent aboard, but thought his name should be on the crew roster. John Worth ISCS, USNR-R (Ret)|
|Swanker, John Nichols||Fireman First Class||1943 – 1945||unknown||This was my father, now deceased, as of Feb 6, 2001. I know he was on the Makassar Strait from Ulithi to Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He told about kamikazis, and the typhoon between Ulithi and Iwo Jima, I believe it was.|
|Miller, Francis||?||1943 – 1946||?||Dad did not talk about the war or his service so I am not sure of the dates or details. He passed away on December 22, 2008 after suffering from Parkinson's for many years. We said goodby on Dec 24th, he was loved.|
|Herring, James||EM3C||Mar 6, 1943 – Apr 17, 1946||E|
|Hanson, Guy L||SEAMAN FIRST CLASS||Dec 1943 – Dec 1945||I do not know the division my father was in. He is now deceased.|
|Frank, Livie Berl||SEAMAN 1ST CLASS||1944 – Apr 1946||Ordinance 3rd|
|Marley, Walter Thomas||boatswains' mate second class||1944 – 1945||unknown||I am putting my Husband's Grandfather on the list. He served on the CVE 91 during WWII. I am looking for a crew picture. He passed away last night and all I have is one picture on the ship with a note on it|
|Plotzker, Leonard||Radioman first class||1944 – 1946||Radio shack||Dad is still with us at 86, loved going to the reunions for many years but not so healthy these days. Became friends with Al Berman, radar man, later married Al's sister from same neighborhood; my mom! Al's gone now.|
|Tabers, Robert A.||Third Class Petty Officer (Carpenters Mate)||1944 – 1946||dk||My husband died September 26, 1978. But he spoke about the ship he was on with such respect. I have some pictures of some of the men her served with but I am not sure of their names.|
|Eckert, Joe||Chief Petty Officer||1944 – 1946||?||Adding the name of my grandfather, who served aboard CVE-91 we think from 1944-46. He resided in the Philadelphia area after the war until his death in 1995. We aren't quite sure what his ship duties were.|
|Kirby, Wayne||Aviation Metalsmith Third Class||Feb 8, 1944 – May 4, 1946||CASU-6, NAS Alameda, Calif||Wayne Richards Kirby of Port Barre, Louisiana, served on USS Makassar Strait 1944 - 1946. He passed away on June 16th, 2015. He is loved and missed by his wife Billie, and children Gary, Sharon and Robin and Grandkids.|
|Stogsdill, Harry||3RD CLASS PETTY OFFICER||Apr 1944 –|
|Lenzini, Joseph A.||SK2C||Apr 27, 1944 – May 15, 1946||S|
|Williams, Ancil||SN||Apr 27, 1944 – Nov 29, 1945||3|
|Whinery, Orville||AM3C||May 1944 – Oct 1945||V6||My Dad was a plane captain checked out plane and started it up before the pilots got in. He was in the battle of Okinawa, and IwoJima,|
|Rice, Mel||SEAMAN FIRST CLASS||Jun 1944 – Jun 3, 1946||unknown||I am entering my uncle's name on this most honored list. My other uncle Laverne Peterson also served on this wonderful.ship. Mel is still alive but my uncle "Bud" left us a few years ago.|
|Whinery, Orville||AM/3C||Jun 1, 1944 – Sep 15, 1945||V 6||ORVILLE WHINERY 737 N. DAVIS PAMPA TX 79065|
|Danovsky, Al/Feathers||FIREMAN 3RD CLASS||Jun 1, 1944 – Jun 1, 1945||Electrical||I was a good sailer but slept through most of the war. I used to lubricate the fan blowers and would then shut the door to the room and fall asleep. I have lived in South Florida for the past 54 years.|
|Fuller, Paul||Plane Captain||Aug 1944 – 1945||V-1 Flight Deck Operations||Still looking for more information - my uncle was an aircraft mechanic. We have a picture of the ship and crew - and a photo of him swinging the prop on a TBM. He was a lifetime bachelor - records are scattered.|
|Devlin, Edward Joseph||Machinist Mate||Aug 2, 1944 – Sep 13, 1945||Aviation Machinist||I am entering my deceased father's information.|
|Drake, William L||1945 –||Dad has been gone for thirty years now but we have a photo of the crew and ship at the house. Dad was enlisted and was assigned to ship stores/supply in some capacity.|
|Lambrecht, John O.||Captain||1945 – 1946||USN||Capt. Lambrecht, my wife's grandfather, commanded the carrier from 1945-1946 -- unsure of the exact start and end dates. We think he was her cmdr at Okinawa. Official photo 8/9/45 shows him and crew. He died Feb. 1972.|
|Zenner, Jim||Petty Officer 3rd class||1945 –||Radioman||I am writing this for my Dad, James (Jim) Zenner. He served aboard CVE 91 towards the end of the war in the radio room. He turns 90 January 1st, 2017, & just wanted to get his name along side others that served.|
|Mears, Ray||SEAMAN FIRST CLASS||Oct 25, 1945 – Jan 22, 1946||Commissary||Served on trip to Pearl Harbor and Marshals in Nov 45. Ship's cook butcher with Wm Hawkes from Bangor, Me Re enlisted on board ship Dec 45 and transferred off ship at Todd's shipyards in Tacoma Wash in Jan 46 to 19th inactive fleet.|
|Farrell, Ed||SKD3/C||Jan 6, 1946 – Jul 20, 1946||Storekeeping||I have been supervisor of Secondary English at the University of California, Berkeley; associate executive director of the National Council of Teachers of English; and professor of English Education, University of Texas.|
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