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USS Wasp (CV 18) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Wasp (CV 18). 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 452 crew members registered for the USS Wasp (CV 18).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1944 | 1945 – 1953 | 1954 – 1957 | 1958 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 1963 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 | 1969 – 1970 | 1971 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hart, MerleSEAMAN 1ST1945 – Oct 29, 1945I was a member of the plumbing shop.
Riley, Frank Aka Redseaman boiler room1945 – 1949unknownMy Dad served on the Wasp with many great memories. He past away back in 1986 he was only 57 yo. He loved his time in the Navy and always talked about it. If anyone remembers Red Frank please email me Thanks for serving
Genzer, James VernonAS1945 – 1946Texas CompanyMy father served on the USS Wasp CV-18 from 1945-1946. He passed away in August of 2013. He was very proud of his military service.
Chris, FeilAMM3CJan 1, 1945 – Aug 1, 1946V1
Vance, DanielJun 10, 1948 – Jun 7, 1952
Kessler, Robert1950 –I'm not sure of my father's service dates. I know he was aboard the WASP on that horrible night when it cut through another smaller boat. I believe it was the Hobson. Anyone else aboard at this time?
Hauck, Conrad / Jack985 31 20, MEG3, USNR1950 – 19524-30My father's name was Conrad (Jack) Hauck. He loved his country and served on the WASP proudly. He would always speak highly of his Captain and fellow crew members. He passed on 9-1-1982
Hager, Billseaman1950 – 19523rdWe where first division to reach the forcastle , when we hit the Hobson. Hobson's bow slide up to our gun dec k, and then slide under the sea. Bowson Mate Duffield directed us to get all lines overboard.. e-mail me.
Chew, Otto profile iconAM2Aug 6, 1950 – Jun 14, 1954VF-172 I served as a Structural Mechanic
Hughes, CarlQM 31951 – 1953Navigation
Domino, Salrn sa1951 – 1956or div
Bostic, Gradyairmen1951 – 1953hanger deckmy father was on the wasp during the Hobson accident just wonderin if anyone remembers him. feel free to email me
Tweed, ClydeNot sure1951 –Not sureLooking for someone who served with my late father
Everett, Charles ( Ritz )storekeeperFeb 1951 – Jun 1955S-1I am looking for anyone in the S-1 div. that served with me during this time - -We were in the Task-Force 77 group off Korea- I miss you guys and have been trying to get hold of you on google.... I do hope some one sees
Williams, KenAIRMANJun 15, 1951 – Aug 24, 1954V-2
Damico, James/jimAIRMENAug 1951 – Dec 1952V-2Started out in the Deck Division, transfered to the Flight deck as a plane handler.
Wood, Wayman/woodygunners mate 3rdAug 24, 1951 – Jun 19, 1953FLOOKING FOR FRIENDS PLEASE CONTACT ME THROUGH E MAIL woodbar1220@yahoo.com
Hiser, RoyTEM3Sep 1951 – Jun 1953CommunicationsNavy Postal Clerk. Now retired from Postal Service in Cincinnati, OH.
Rose, AnthonyPFCSep 21, 1951 – Sep 20, 1953Marine Detachment
Marble, RobertTORPEDOMAN\'S MATE FIRST CLASSOct 10, 1951 – Apr 4, 1954FoxAssigned to and in charge of the AUW (Advanced Underwater Weapons) Shop. Aboard during collision with USS HOBSON (DMS-26). Transferred to submarine school in New London, CT. Assigned to USS PIPER (SS-409). Served for total of 24 years.
Jennings, JamesCSG3Oct 23, 1951 – Oct 17, 1955USN-1I put this in for my father who has past away. He said he was a signalman, I am not sure. I was looking into his history and found this website. Thank you for your service.
Layburn, Harry A.E-21952 – 1952Communications i was on the bridge deliverying msgs for capt mcCaffrea at the time of the collision. i approached the "od: to sign for msgs Exec was there. Capt. was in his state room any other stories told are lies. i always respected him. lets clear this up
Layburn, Harry A.RMC1952 – 1953CommunicationsPast away in 2005
Scofield, Gerald (Jerry)1952 – 1954I am adding my dad as he passed away Nov 27,2000. My Dad was on the WASP when it was in the accident. He never talked much about it,so I am assuming it was with the Hobson because of his enlistment dates. Please contact me with any info.
Degrigoli, Vincent (Deg)RD1952 – 1955RADAR MAN NORTH ATLANTIC FLEETI am adding this in memory of my father who passed in 2005 of lung cancer. I know he was a radar man aboard the Wasp and was on duty the night it colllided with the Hobson. I have photos etc. Thanks to all who served!
Diggles, AlEM 31952 – Feb 9, 1953SHIP ELECTRICIAN BATTERY LOCKERONE OF MY BETTER YEARS WITH MY SHIPMATES
Rivers, Robert RAD First Class1952 – 1952Port Catapolt Crew
Rye, Jesse profile iconSeaman1952 – 1952UnknownI am setting this up on behalf of my Daddy who just recently passed away(9-11-14). He was on board at the time of the Hobson incident. If anyone has stories or pictures of him to share I would really appreciate it.Thanks
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Stephens, CarolynCivilian1952 –CivilianI am interested in memories of the Hobson-Wasp Collision Aprilr 26, 1952. carolynjstephens@yahoo.com
McCone, Kenneth profile iconSeaman1952 – 19565th
Vanderwalker, EarlLieutenant CommanderJan 1952 – Dec 1953Officer On DeckAdding this for my Dad. Would love to have someone write to me about serving with him. I know he was on board during the Hobson incident.
Romano, RalphADANFeb 1952 – Feb 1953V-2 Div.Looking for John (Jack) O'Brien of Brookyin, NY. We were both aboard the nght of 26APRIL1952,when the Wasp/Hobson collided; He was amember of the Wasp basketball team. Jack, Sam Panciroli.and I went thru"A" School
Tyson, BobAB3Mar 1952 – Feb 1953Gas Gangcan't remember the correct name of my division
Bedard, RichardBM3May 2, 1952 –unknownI am looking for any information on My father Richard "Dick" Bedard, who recently passed away 11-19-14. Would appreciate any photographs or information from any one that knew and served with him.
Cassone, EdwardRM3May 14, 1952 – Jun 26, 1952OPERATIONSMissed the days I was aboard the Wasp. Made contact with one old buddy Odell Peck. We served together on the Wasp in 1952-1955.
Cassone, EdwardRM3May 19, 1952 – Feb 8, 1956O.R.NEVER WOULD HAVE WANTED TO MISS THIS EXPERIENCE. TRAVELLED AROUND THE WORLD, MET MANY GREAT GUYS, VISITED MANY, MANY COUNTRIES. WOULD DO IT OVER AGAIN AND AGAIN.
Blauvelt, DonaldEM3Jun 1952 – 1953Ships ElectricianEntered by Don's son. Dad is 75 tomorrow, wish him well boys. Dad is retired and he and mom live in Moline Illinois
Thornton, David JacksonCWO11953 – 1956Electronics CommunicationsCWO3 (Ret) David Jackson "Jack" Thornton died 12 November 1983 at Upland, San Bernardino, California and is interred at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California
Courts, ThomasMM3Feb 1953 – Dec 1956A DivisionI worked in damage control/emergency diesel engines/liberty boat engines/air compressors. Six months as cook helper, NOT voluntary. I hid for four years! Recently visited Midway in S.D. while on cruise. I'm 86!
Grech, RolandMM3Jun 1953 – May 1954M #1 engine roomoperation mariner, Norfolk to San Diego world cruise
Polianos, JohnAB 3Aug 1953 – Sep 1955V-2Sailed around world cruise 53-54. In 1955 we were the first US ship to arrive off French Indo-China as the French Evacuated. And that was the start of the Vietnam Action by U.S. First day there, ship went to no-drill air defense. MATS plane

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