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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
Omahony Sr, Patrick JohnE3-E41963 – 1965G DivisionOnly have a little time left. I sent a WASP jacket and other stuff to the "compartment". Wonder if it ever got there. Pat O'Mahony, 112 University Village Drive, Richardson, Tx. 75081, USA
Emert, LeonardSR1963 – 1965boatswain mate
Alexander, James {alex}E31963 – 1965X S-1
Larry, RussoFNJan 1963 – Jan 22, 1964R DIVISIONgood times pipe shop crew
M;ullen, Claude R. "Moon"AG1Jan 1, 1963 – Dec 20, 1963OAAerographer...Observer/OfficeSupervisor /Upper Air /Analyst & Forecaster 1500-0300 daily Briefed Capt daily at 1915/ News,sports,weather on Ships PA systems at 1930/Briefed Admiral at 2100
Shea, JohnE-4/PNJan 15, 1963 – Dec 18, 1964X
Franklin Jr., Charles B. (Chester)EM3Mar 1, 1963 – Aug 4, 1965EI work the flight deck electrical shop.
Hammersmkith, HankICApr 1963 – May 1965EGreat memmories that never fade, remember you all and hope you are all well.
Hoff, TomETR3May 1963 – Aug 1964OEI worked on ANSPN-30 radar aftter C school while the Wasp was in dry dock. We went on shake down cruise to Gitmo afterwards
Sweeney, Thomas SweeneyRMSNMay 15, 1963 – Jul 5, 1964CR
O'keefe, BillABHANJul 1963 – May 1965V3
Wilkins, HaroldABH3Sep 1963 – Sep 1965V-3
Summers, Theodore / TedE5 ELECTRICIANS MATESep 30, 1963 – Jan 17, 1967EI was assigned to the Power Shop and in charge of the rewind crew when I left. Two of my best friends were Jack Mason and Dave Breakey. Dave was instrumental in my coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ November second 1963.
Poppe, LarryABF3Nov 1963 – Aug 7, 1967V4RECOVED 5 GEMNI SHOTS
White, Ronald D.E-3Dec 1963 – Mar 1964Photo labI only served on board for 3 months, including dry dock at Boston and a shake down cruise. Then all of a sudden they said they needed me more in NAS Virginia Beach. It was a great ship with a great history and I am proud to serve aboard her even for
Salerno, WallaceE-41964 – 1966s-3
Metcalf, WilliamFTG21964 – Oct 16, 1967FOXNow membership chairman for the USS WASP CV/CVA/CVS-18 Association, Inc. An association for all who serve aboard her...
Otoole, Tomabm31964 – 1966v-1I was a red shirt on the ship i am from brooklyn new york but noe reside in toccoa georgia.My 2 closest friends were Vic Rossi Fran Handibode
Chandler, EdMM31964 – Nov 1967B Division, Evaporator Crew. Forward Axillary
Poehlman, Tom profile iconABE3Jan 1, 1964 – Apr 14, 1966V-2Worked as Arresting gear operator and then Pri-Fly Controller from 1964 through April 1966. Worked the Primary Flight Control Tower with the Air Boss Commander Smith.
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Lecaroz, AlfredRDC &ETCSJan 2, 1964 – Feb 4, 1967OI &OE
Rich, FrankE2Mar 28, 1964 – Mar 28, 1968AVIATION MACHINISTGAS CREW
Bernard, KenDK3Jun 15, 1964 – Jul 24, 1966s-4
Daley, RichardRADARMAN 3RDAug 1964 – Aug 1967OI Div.rEMEMBER LOOKOUT WATCHES ON OPEN DECK IN ARCTIC CIRCLE, 64 MED CRUISE, GEMINI RECOVERIES, NEW ORLEANS FOR MARDI GRAS AND GETTING CAUGHT IN HURRICANE.
McGreal, William/billLTJGOct 1964 – Nov 1966EOD, Watch Division OfficerJoined ship during 1964 Med cruise. Participated in Gemini recoveries. Was on bridge during Jan 1966 storm. Commanded EOD team, G division and 1st division. Left active duty Nov 1966.
Varnum, Ralph ''steve''EM3Dec 28, 1964 – Sep 6, 1968ESERVED WITH TED SUMMERS IN POWER SHOP REWIND SECTION AND OCCASIONALLY WORKED WITH ''CHESTER''
Basile, JimABF31965 – 1967V-4RECOVERED 4 GEMINI CASULES. PLENTY OF GREAT LIBERTY RUNNING AROUND THE CARIBBEAN. GREAT BUDDIES. GOOD TIME AT NEW ORLEANS AT MARDI GRAS
Charles, SorensonFTG31965 – 1968FOXWorked on Mk 56 System before being assigned to the MAA's
Fancher, MikeE31965 – 1966AirServed aboard the Wasp out of Boston, 1964-66, during Gemini recovery operations. Shipmates Bill Murphy, David Cheaver, Levi Garrett and others. Gordon Hartley, Captain
McKinnon, Joseph (Joe)IC31965 – 1967E
Fore, WilliamMM21965 – 1968CV-18Looking for anyone that was on the WASP at the same time and remember "Bill & the Originals", I was the lead singer, Bill. If any of the band members are out there I would like to hear from you.
Williams, James Michael (Willy)BT 31965 – 1967boiler engine room USS WASP
Jenks, Terrye-4 bakerJan 9, 1965 – Mar 14, 1967hs-11attached to hs-11 as one of their cooks, was always assigned to the bakery
Vogel, MichaelABE3Jan 13, 1965 – Jan 21, 1967V-3
Shannon, RickATN3Feb 10, 1965 – Sep 27, 1967VS-31Served in the repair center aboard the USS Wasp.Fixed APS-88 Radar Equipment for S2E aircraft.
Mason, JackMM3Mar 15, 1965 – Jun 9, 1967AMy brother Mike & I were in A Division. I worked in the O2N2 plant. We also were members of the ships band. I was present for all five Gemini recoverys & other important ships events. Some of my good friends were Ted Summers EM2 & Cmdr Paul J
Burkhart, Josephsh3Mar 19, 1965 – Jun 19, 1966s-3ships cobbler, ships gee/donk , ships small stores, store room, ship soda machines that did not always work well.
Schmeling, Richardmm3Jun 26, 1965 – Jun 27, 1966A divsionpresentaly retired, worked in the O2N2 plants. would like to hear from Earl smith, ray king and douglas benton. email richardschmeling50@gmail.c om
Johnson, DouglasAX 2Jul 1965 – Sep 1966VS - 31 Aircrewman = Commander Evans CrewMost memorable cruise picked up Gemini 9 on the 6th of June 1966 - Flown on a cross country to Little Rock, AR on the 7th to make my June 12th Wedding date. Tks to Lt. Gerstenslager. Stopped > Norfolk & dropped Glen Gibson in Tri-Cities, TN
Moriarty, TomJul 1965 – Jun 1967FoxGemini's 4,6,7,9 &11 - Historic times Gitmo's heat... Caribbean adventure...Great times, great people
Manis, TedSNSep 1965 – May 19665th DivisionPre school instruction prior to GMT A school. Rode out the storm off the cape and picked up Gemini six and seven. Got to visit Puerto Rico and Guantanamo Bay and freeze my but off walking into Boston.
O'Keefe, ArtANSep 1965 – Feb 1967S-6Does anyone know where Dean Sinclair AK3 is?
Larsen, JimBM3Sep 1, 1965 – Jun 1, 19691st Division, 3rd Division, Deck CrewLooking for Ed Miller Rick Ponder Jim Ferris
Clark, DennyGMG3Oct 18, 1965 – Sep 18, 1967Gunners5"38
Duncan, BobbyPN2Nov 1965 – Nov 1968X DIV -- PERSONNEL OFFICEOn board for Gemni 7, 6, 9 & 12. GITMO 2 TIMES, NORTH ATLANTIC, & MED CRUISE. Worked for PNCS Delaney, PNCS McKinley, & PNC Irion. Great time in my life, good memories. Taught me alot.
Duncan, BobbyPN2Nov 15, 1965 – Nov 1, 1968X DIVGreat memories of good times. On board for Gemni 7, 6,9 &12. would like to hear from shipmates.
Sutton, DennisABE-3Dec 1965 – Mar 1969V2-Pri FlyArresting gear, LSO spotter, hook runner and Pri Fly
Rosenbaum, GaryCYNSNDec 1965 – Aug 1966Staff dutyI was right out of boot camp awaiting A school. I was on the (PSI) pre school indroction program. It was great, by time I got to A school, I was a seasoned seaman and ready to move on.
Gibson, Gus "Hoot"SFP 3Dec 1965 – May 1967R DIVISIONLOOKING TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT MAY HAVE SERVED AT THE SAME TIME PERIOD THAT I MIGHT KNOW. MY NICKNAME IS HOOT GIBSON.
Weaver, EdDec 7, 1965 – Dec 2, 1967XWorked in the legal office and played on ships softball team. Some good memories. On for alot of the Gemini pickups and fought in a couple of the smokers on board. Hope to hear from some of my old friends and maybe make some new ones.

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