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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
Benton, KennethDM/SM E-31958 – Dec 1960gunneryI came into the navy as a submariner (torpedo school) Was caught in new port r.i. in town when I had no leave. Was court marshalled and sent to sea on the first ship putting out from Quinsepoint r.i.. So begins my history aboard the Wasp.
Rauback, JoeIC 31958 – Nov 1959EMaintained Mirror Deck Land System. Flew aboard Wasp when she was on her way to Lebanon 1958
Gregory, Huntztorpedoman third class1958 – Aug 1961wlot of memories fire in hanger bay super storm africa dakarup the sea way to quebec tit for tat said the russian sub co.we hit them by mistake? got the wrong sub! had fun great rusty hulkmany more stories.lvd bean twn
Baccaro, MichaelLCDRJan 1, 1958 – Jan 1, 1960SUPPLY CORP
Williams, Ronald/willieETR 2Mar 6, 1958 – Jun 26, 1962Electronics
Handy, RonGM3Mar 17, 1958 – Feb 17, 1960GunneryAn honor and privilege to serve
Larson, NormanJO3Apr 1958 – Dec 1958XI served during the 1958 Mediterrnean cruise that included the Lebanon Crisis. I worked in he Public Information Office after having worked on the staff of All Hands Magazine published by BuPers in Washington, D.C.
Larson, NormanJO3Apr 1958 – Dec 1958X
Doherty, SamuelEM3May 7, 1958 – Jun 15, 1960EngineeringI was an Elections mate 3rd. class in the power shop,aboard the Wasp
Dutton, RobertFT-2May 8, 1958 – Mar 7, 1961FoxBoarded just in time for the Med Cruise. I Remember my mail buoy watch, the Lebanon crises, the shellback initiation, Dakar, Gitmo, Bermuda, Quebec City, & the hanger deck fire. I have Fond memories of liberty in Boston.
Guckel, RobertSNJul 15, 1958 – Jun 15, 1960OPERATIONSYeoman in Operations Office. Due to lack of fire control responsibility I saw the action during the big fire.
Tennant, James (Jim)EM2Aug 19, 1958 – Jun 16, 1960EWorked in the engine and boiler rooms. Was aboard during the Hanger deck fire. Lots of good memories of great shipmates and a great ship.
O'Brien, FrederickPH3Aug 21, 1958 – Jun 30, 1961OP DivBoarded the ship in the Med for the Lebonon crisis in 1958. Was on board for the cruise down the St. Lawrence river to Quebec. The fire in hanger bay #1, trip to Cuba,and then the trip to the Congo.
Fend, Eugene A. "Tony"RDSN-RD2Oct 1958 – May 31, 1961OI
Olszewski, Richard (Ski)DC2Nov 1, 1958 – Feb 1, 1963R
Word, David L.BT31959 – 1963B
Murray, JohnAT21959 – 1962VS-31 & VS-28PLankowner of VS-28
Adams, R.c.FA1959 – 1960Machinist Mate
Russo, FranklinSnJan 1959 – Jan 1961BoatswainWas on board when fire broke out in august 1959 when fire broke out & witnessed to personnel die & countless others injured. Sent ship to Cuba during Cuban missile crises & then onto Africa to aid in evacuation.
Eno, Robert (Bob)AEMar 1959 – May 1962V6 Flight Deck Power then went to TF CrewWas on Tf Crew when 00 crashed on flight deck, pulled pilot out Mr. Rogers, Flew with him later in VP 26 as my Plane Commander I was his Flight Engineer.
McMaster, Frederick (Ted)SNApr 13, 1959 – Apr 24, 1960V 6Had a great tour aboard the WASP and made many friends and shipmates and I remember the tour very well to this day. I was aboard during the St Lawrence trip to Quebec and also during the fire on board.
Triniman, EdwinMay 1959 – May 16, 1962Worked in B Div In Aux 1 Evaporators
Triniman, EdwinMM2May 12, 1959 – May 18, 1962BWas in Evaporators gang forward Aux and in # 3 fireroom. Was on board when they had the fire in hanger Bay 1. Was also on board when we hit a bad storm at sea and tore off some of our satwalks and smashed the hanger bay doors in.
Lechowicz, RonnyMM2Jul 1959 – Dec 1962MI worked in both engine rooms and also in the generator gang during the time I was aboard.
Sheldon, TedPN3Aug 7, 1959 – Jun 3, 1960Executive DivisionI worked in the personel Office. My first time out to sea we had a explosion and fire in Hangar Bay 1, on August 18, 1959. Two were killed and about 30 injured.
Hayward, StuRM2Sep 1959 – Feb 28, 1961OperationsI was onboard for the Med. Cruise, Drydock in Boston, Shakedown Cruise in Cuba, West Africa during the uprising, and finally discharged in Boston 1961.
McCormack, Hugh profile iconAT2Sep 10, 1959 – Oct 4, 1963VS28Writing for my dad, Hugh McCormack. He has some tough memories of losing a friend in an accident falling overboard with his S2F and tow motor in ‘61 (he thinks). Does anyone remember this incident? Was his name Brian?
Ropicky, JohnQM2Nov 1959 – Jul 1962NavigationMed. Cruise...Northern Africa Cruise...Northern Europe Cruise...Cuban Cruise...I worked in navigation during this time. I was a helmsman aboard the ship during my time.
Weiss, IrwinAOAN1960 – 1962G DIVISIONSERVED FROM 1960 TO 1962.LAST DEPLOYMENT WAS CUBA.
Gilman, HaroldBT31960 –BThis is for my father Harold Gilman. He passed away 11 years ago and I am trying to learn more about his time in the Navy. If anyone knew him I would love to hear from you.
McLaughlin, Anthony-tonyABH31960 – 1961V-3Left Wasp with fond memories of good friends Went to VR-6 Squadron when asked for volunteers then on to USS Intrepid.
Rowles, JuliusSeamanFeb 1960 – 1962D-3
Cieri, AnthonySF1Feb 24, 1960 – Sep 5, 1961RThis is for my father Anthony J. Cieri, Jr. The Wasp was his fourth and last carrier. Made a cruise down to Guantanamo. My Dad passed May 1977, after 30 years of Naval Service. Robert M. Cieri
Morin Jr., Joseph Roland profile iconsnApr 5, 1960 – Apr 4, 19612nd divisionbest time of my life, met a lot of great people.--- great to look back and remember all that i've seen and done.---ANCHORS AWAY to the 2nd division
Goetter, W. C. ChuckFT-2/E-5Apr 9, 1960 – Feb 20, 1963FoxA great Navy, a great ship, a great crew and a hell of a lot of fun!
Clift, RobertBT2May 1960 – Feb 18, 1963B#1 FIREROOM REPAIR GANG
Garcia, Ignacio (Nash) profile iconABH3Jul 15, 1960 – Feb 28, 1964V3SERVED WITH SOME GREAT GUYS AND HAD GOOD TIMES DURING THE MED, NATO CRUSIES,MISSLE CRISIS,INCLUDING A NUMBER TO GTMO
Stevens, Rick (Steve)BOATSWAINSMATE SEAMAN Aug 1960 – Aug 19623rdI got to see most of the world in during 3 cruises. The Med, North Atlantic and the Carribean. Served with some great guys. Glad I enlisted.
Carr, AndySMSep 18, 1960 – Sep 16, 19623rdWent on in Sept 60. and enjoyed every minute of my time on the wasp, meet a lot of great guys some we still see and e-mail each other. She is still a part of my life. thanks for the web site
Carr, AndyBMSNSep 18, 1960 – Sep 18, 19623rd deckLoved every minute , meet a lot of great guys,
McKinstry, JimADR-3Nov 1960 – Sep 1962V-6
Domogauer, DonaldIC3Nov 1960 – Oct 1962EGreat experience on the Med and North Atlantic cruses, Boston was a great home port.
Taggart, PeteABH3Nov 1960 – Aug 14, 1964V3met some good men aboard wasp. boston was good port. met my wife there, been married 48 yrs.
Miccolis, Frank Nick( Slick Nick )BMSNNov 15, 1960 – Jun 10, 1963SECOND DIVISIONWORKED IN PAINT LOCKER, RAN BOATS (COXSWAIN) TOOK TEST FOR BOATSWAIN MATE IN 1963 AND PASSED. LOVED MY WORK, WISHED I WOULD HAVE STAYED IN THE NAVY.HAD MANY FRIENDS IN 2ND DIV.

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