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USS Makin Island (CVE 93) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Makin Island (CVE 93). 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 16 crew members registered for the USS Makin Island (CVE 93).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Gardner, JamesEngineman 1st Class1942 – 1945EngineeringMy Dad, Jim “Leroy” Gardner, built a rig for steam-cleaning the engine-filters, receiving a commendation from the on-board Flag-Admiral, as well as a meritorious advancement. Leave me a message or email any stories.
Seal, Robert C.S/1cMar 1942 – 1945do not know Robert Seal is my dad he was really proud to have served aboard the Makin Island cve 93 . he passed away 1976 at age 53 from heart attack if anyone remembers him please contact me (William Seal) 1-865-585-0625 thank you
Fiebig, Jacob1943 –
Hartley, Harry profile iconPetty Officer1943 – 1946AOMy grandfather served on the USS Makin Island CVE-93. He was in aviation ordinance on the USS Makin Island CVE-93. He is currently living (99 yrs old), looking for memories.
Pitts, GlennSeaman 1st classOct 7, 1943 – May 17, 1945Amphibian
Anderson, Melvin F. (Andy)SV-6/AOM3C, (T)Dec 14, 1943 – Dec 24, 1945USNRAviation Ordinanceman, 3rd class Served at/on Hedron Faw 14 Compron 4 U.S.S. Makin Island Deceased 1976, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas
Weiss, Josef1944 – 1955GunneryYoungest on board ship.16 Grew up fast.Great crew watched over me.Like to hear from some of the crew.
Nixon Jr., AlbertE2 SEAMAN APPRENTICE1944 – 1945My father served aboard the USS Makin Island. He has told us many stories about that ship and his friends. From the son of a sailor, Robert W. Nixon
Haines, Orlie/orlando1944 –
Murphy, Charles CliffordAviation Radioman Third Class AMM3cV61944 – 1945SV6 USNRMy dad never talked about his Naval experiences. He passed away in May 1982. I came across a folder with discharge papers etc. and began wondering who my father was at the age of 19 serving our country. Thank you. Jan
Haines, Orlando ( Orlie )3rd Class machinist1944 – May 16, 1946M DivisionOrlie was trained to man the 40-40 during general qtrs. He loved that more than anything while in harms way. He also frequently speaks of his time in the Navy with great admiration for his Comanding ofiicer. He made the
Swenson, RobertLieutenantJan 8, 1944 – 1945Ship's OfficersRobert Swenson was my Dad's older brother and a Naval Aviator. Plankowner of Makin Island till the end of the war and flew FM-2's and manned the CIC as well. Flew till he was 72. I have his cruisebook and goggles.
Elliott, Charles OWT2/CApr 1944 – May 30, 1946
Miller, LlewellynRADIOMAN, SECOND CLASS V3 USNRMay 8, 1944 – Oct 13, 1945 Participated in the battles of Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Lingayen Gulf. The ship emerged relatively unscathed although it was assaulted by Japanese Kamikaze. She provided air cover for many operations. Uncle Lew died April 20, 1982.
Todd, Garth E.SEAMAN 1STMay 25, 1944 – May 26, 1946First
Varney, EdselLt J.G./PilotJan 29, 1945 – Apr 30, 1945VC-84My grandfather served on the Makin Island as a Wildcat pilot. Would love to hear from anyone who knew him or any good stories from the Makin Island. He took part in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa operations. Edsel died in 1977

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