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USS Randolph (CV 15) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Randolph (CV 15). 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 459 crew members registered for the USS Randolph (CV 15).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1944 | 1945 – 1953 | 1954 – 1956 | 1957 – 1958 | 1959 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 1963 – 1965 | 1966 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Allore, JerryDC-31959 – 1962R DivisionFirst to Arrive at collision site (with Liberian Tanker October 16, 1961) after coming off damage control center watch. Anyone else remember that event? Later on USS ESSEX & USS AMERICA
Thompson, O.h. (Tom)Rm21959 – 1961OR
Thomas, HargreavesE-41959 – 1960Flight deck
Klosowski, Bernard (Ski)AMSAN1959 – Jun 1, 1960V1Really loved being a Flight deck director/yellow shirt! I remember the hurricane when it cracked open our hurricane bow, our Mid Cruise to Canada and 2 crazy guys doing chin ups on the spray sys on bow while underway.
Kennedy, TheodoreENS/LTJGFeb 1959 – Mar 1962GunnerySpecial Weapons (nuclear & anti-sub torpedo) OOD-IF
Schramm, GlennSFM3Feb 1, 1959 – Mar 1, 1962Repair
Jones, TomABUMar 13, 1959 – Dec 5, 1961V-1Served during conversion from CVA to CVS, was aboard for the collision with the Liberian tanker; Walter Cronkite's show; recovery of astronaut, served in crash-crew on flight deck.
Dunlavey, TomshsnApr 14, 1959 – Mar 4, 1961supplyI am 72 years old and retired
Tetzloff, GlenSEAMANMay 1959 – Mar 1961SignalmanWhat a great time for a young kid from a small town. Would love to hear from any other signalmen who served aboard the Randoo.
Studebaker, Robert LAMCHJun 1, 1959 – Jun 10, 1962VS-26 AND VS
Tom Dunlavey, Tom DunlaveySHSNJun 10, 1959 – Mar 5, 1961ships serviceworked in barber shop and laundry I also operated ships store and had a special store on mess deck to sell xmas gifts during hoildays
Kniess, OrmRD 3Jul 1959 – Apr 1963OIHad a great time aboard the Rando Cando. Would like to hear from any of the old Crew
Peluso, Kenneth(Butch)E3Jul 1, 1959 – Apr 1, 19612nd and boattransfered to boat div april 1960
Harter, Donald E.DAMAGE CONTROL 3Jul 23, 1959 – Jul 19, 1963 Aboard the Carrier Randolph for the recovery of Gus Grissom - 7-21-61/ John Glenn-The First American Human to Orbit the Earth - Recovery of "Ham" the Astrochimp - 1-31-61- Aboard during the Cuban Missile Crisis 24th Oct-
Davell, WilliamAMHSep 29, 1959 – Feb 10, 1961Flight Deck
Thompson, William W. "Bill"AB1Oct 2, 1959 – Aug 1961A/C Fueling
Sanders, DuncanDK3Nov 15, 1959 – Aug 20, 1960SupplyWould love to hear from shipmates.
Sanders, DuncanDK3Nov 18, 1959 – Aug 20, 1960supplyWould love to hear from shipmates.
McKeever, WarrenCS3Dec 1, 1959 – Feb 20, 1963V2 S2I think serveing in S2 Div onboard was the best duty I had
Thompson, Jerry1960 – 1962my dad served aboard the USS Randolph in the early 1960's. he told me of an elevator accident that trapped him and a few others in a room. he was on board during the Cuban missle crisis. he passed away in Nov 2007.
Demmo, TomAHB21960 – 1963V-1Many great memories - Were those times really that good?
Mendel, Ken profile iconAB31960 – 1961v3I was actually on board from March, 1957 until January, 1959. I had to fib to navybuddies to get messages from guys who sign in as CVS shipmates. I am the newsletter editor for the USS Randolph Reunion Association
Main, RonaldABEAN E 31960 – Sep 22, 1961NAMY HUSBAND ,RONALD WAS ABOARD WHEN THEY PICK UP GUS GRISAM THE 2ND ASTRONAUT. WAS IN CUBA BEFORE BEING ASIGN ON THE RANDOPLH . I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE THAT REMEMBER RONALD MAIN A FARM BOY FROM IOWA.
Bistodeau, Jerome JerryBM11960 – 1961USN
Peck, John H.HM1 (AVT) NASA DETACHMENTFeb 1960 – Jul 1961NASA Detachment, Huntsville, AL
Fischer, Jerome (Jerry) (fish) profile iconAT2Feb 15, 1960 – May 15, 1962V-6Served in AT shop, TF crew, aboard as MMA during collision with Liberian tanker, recovery of Gus Grissom & John Glenn. Enjoyed free diving in Guantanamo Bay, Liberty in St. Thomas, Quebec, San Juan, New York, & Jamaica.
Huckaby, Jessie EFTG2Mar 15, 1960 – Oct 29, 1963FOXHAD A GREAT TIME WITH THE GREATEST OF SHIPMATES. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYBODY.
Jary, DonaldMM3Mar 15, 1960 – Mar 23, 1963MNo. 1 Engine Room Main Control and Generator Gang. Please visit my website ussrandolph.com
Boluk, Bill "Porky"LISNMar 17, 1960 – Dec 1961x - print shop
Jenkins, William {bill]Apr 15, 1960 – Oct 9, 1962AV FUELSI had a great time on my tour and my brother did also
Franek, RichardFIREMANApr 16, 1960 – Apr 12, 1964WORKED IN #2 ENGINE ROOM WITH FOR CHIEF HANK TURNER. ALSO WITH WOODS,MURPHY,KIFUS,CARTA,GRIFFITH,COOK. AMONG OTHERS.BEST TIME OF MY LIFE ABOARD RANDOLPH!!
Haws, BradAMH 4Apr 20, 1960 – Oct 1, 1962V 1Had a great time,wish I could do it again
Bayne, Gabriel"gabe"SOA 3May 1960 – Oct 1962HS_7I was on the Randolph when we picked up Shephard,Glenn & Grissom.I was also on board when we had the collision.
Olshan, HowieSN1May 1960 – Aug 1963Boat Div (3B)aboard for Cuban Crise aboard for collision at sea aboard for med cruise
Wheeler, JohnnyABEAN/Retired asAZC 08/25/1975May 16, 1960 – Apr 20, 1962V2First ship after reenlisting after being discharged from the U.S. Air Force 02/08/1958. Stayed out of military service for 2 years 3 months. U. S. Navy one opf best decisions I ever made. Loved the carrier/attack sqdn
Ewell, JamesAirmanJun 1960 – Sep 1962V-1 FlightdeckMany memorable moments aboard this Ship.
Brewer, ShelbyLTjgJun 1, 1960 – Jun 6, 1962B DIVISIONHad a ball on the RANDO. Made many friends. Remember astronaut reconvery, Bay of Pigs, ASW, Dominican Republic Crisis and much much more.
Nispel, MikeBMSNJun 15, 1960 – Sep 13, 19633BServed as Police Petty Officer 3B Division. Was also a Boat Coxswain and enjoyed my tour of duty with some of America's finest.
Albright, DaveE 3Jun 21, 1960 – Nov 29, 1963A ALL 3 ELEVATOR PUMP ROOMSGreat time but wouldn't want to do it over. Chief Swisher was a joke!
Center, JoeMM2Aug 1960 – Nov 1963M
Balcom, JohnABAug 1, 1960 – Apr 2, 1962V4was in aviation fuels. Left in 1962 to attend ATC school in Glynco, Ga.
Willson, ArtMM-2Sep 1960 – Apr 1964A-Hyd. Elevators
Sweat, Eddie (Randy)DK3Sep 1960 – May 1962disbursinghad a great time aboard the Randolph. Enjoyed the barbers trying to see who could cut hair the fastest. Mde the trip to Canada, and was on board when the liberian tanker hit. Also in a hurricane
Bailey, Jim (Beetle )anSep 18, 1960 – Sep 12, 1962v-1Looking for: jerry rush;joe sorentino; s. sanders; guy waggie
Steppe, LarryE5Oct 1960 – Sep 1961V 6I was an aircraft mechanic and managed special tools. I worked in hanger 3 on the ship.
Harris, DanFN / DC3Nov 1960 – Jun 1962RAft CO2 Shop
Garver, DaveABH-2Nov 8, 1960 – Jul 23, 1963Served on flight deck and rep.8, lots of good memories of the ship and shipmates and officers who were at that time mostly mustangs.
Elovirta, WilliamSA - QM3Nov 11, 1960 – Sep 28, 1962NavigationMedateranean cruise, Cuban missle crises, early space program recoveries.
Kreitner, Dale E.PN2Dec 1960 – Dec 1962X-DivisionPersonell Office, Executive Officers office, Capt. Talker, G.Q. , Special Sea and Anchor, etc Extended on active duty Cuban Crisis,
Woods, TonyMM2Dec 5, 1960 – Aug 7, 1964Mits been 49 years but my old shipmates still sound the same first contact Al huff ,Then Joe Kifus ,Tony Carter, Rich Franek and Richie Porrecia I worked in # 2 engine room for Hank Turner also George Cook and Kelley
Kreitner, Dale E.PN-2Dec 15, 1960 – Dec 19, 1962XO-Officersl OfficeI was a 2 year reservist. ended up working for Eexecutive Officer/and was Capt. Sound Power Phone talker. Spent a lot of time on the bridge. Enjoyed the Gus Grissom and John Glenn recovery trips. Was extended for Cuban Crisis. Good Experience

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