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USS Bon Homme Richard (CV 31) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV 31). 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 354 crew members registered for the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV 31).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1951 | 1952 – 1958 | 1959 – 1961 | 1962 – 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Caldarone, DickAT21952 – 1953VF-72Served during second Korean deployment. Also drove starter jeep on flight deck.
Greil, RonSKTSNApr 1952 – Dec 1952S-! SupplyShe was CVA-31 when I was on her in Korean War. Creeping Jesus or kiddie cruise was the knicknames. Have here been any reunions, when are future ones? Ron
Eberdt, DavidMR21955 – 1957E-AI crused the orient on the Bon Homme Richard. It was a good trip on a great ship. I grew up on that ship and the things I learned in that machine shop helped me the rest of my life through college and forty years at work.
Goeken, HarryGM21955 – May 7, 1957ForthIn memory of Harry Goeken Feb 1934 to Jun 2008. Dad talked a lot of his time in the Navy and he took some amazing pictures on his west pac cruises
Zimmer, BillPH1May 1955 – Feb 1957OPSaw Dennis Arhardt's name in the list . We were aboard at the same time and met again at the 2013 ship's reunion in Rapid City, SD.
Shaddy, Robert (BobSeaman1956 – 1959G-3A lot of good times.what a loss when they scraped a great war ship.
Armistead, AlN/A1956 – 1957V-3USS Bon Homme Richard 1956-57 - A D Armistead - Division V-3 Front Row, Last Sailor, Kneeling On Right
Cuff, Francis (Frank)SNJan 16, 1956 – Dec 9, 1957E-B Log Room
Arhardt, Dennisab3Feb 15, 1956 – Jan 1957X Div MAA I go to the reunion every year with Hill Brown from V3 but few of the shipmates from the 56-57 cruise attend.Be great if thy would
Wilson, David. RedE-4May 1956 – Oct 15, 1957B-In 1953 ,15th day of November I signed for service in the Navy. I was assigned to the Bonhamm Richard CVA31 on May 1956. Till Oct. 1957 I remember a 2nd class Art lauderbach. I worked as a boiler tender on board
Cortez, Mick  NEWe-3May 3, 1956 – Dec 27, 1957destroyerHi all, I'm looking for some info or insight about my grandfather. His name is Shirrell "Mick" "Tiger" Cortez. If anyone has any thing for me please give me a shout. He served 5/3/1956-12/27/1957. Thank You Al!!!l
Price, KenRMSN1957 – 1957COMCARDIV-7My first ship out of Radio School. Met the ship in Yokosuka and sailed back to San Diego and then to Alameda where COMCARDIV-7 staff got off.
Bobb, BillAN1957 – 1957V1Looking for BHR shipmate.. Gerald Hobson.. we pulled wheel chocks on the Ad Skyraiders back in the pack.
Duggins, WallaceABCS ret1957 – Oct 1958 V-3My time aboard the bonnie dick was the most memorable time of my 31 years as an AB . After that stint I spent the rest of the time in V2 from bow to stern. wduggins1@cox.net
Mecham, CrosbyAK21957 – 1958S6I believe the A3D Sky Warrior crash was the first attempt of carrier landing on the West Coast. Extreme regrets. I believe the A3D was fitted to carry the Atomic Bomb. The Islands of Quemoy were being shelled.
Johnson, ChrisSM31957 – 1960osGreat times good shipmates saw a lot of the world I would not have seen otherwise..
Kirk, James. (Jim)Airman. E4Jan 5, 1957 – Nov 6, 1958OILoved every day aboard the "Bonnie Dick". Me and several other Airman was assigned to the OI division. Witnessed the A3D crash in 1957, very sad day as 3 crew was killed. Would love to hear from T. Jackson & D. Jenkins
Barcia, Richard "Rick"EM3Feb 1957 – Dec 1959EngineerDoes anyone recall when the actor Wayne Morris our Capt's brother inlaw died on board our ship on a dependents day cruise? Approx 1958.
Pfohl, Arlan L.AMH-3Feb 1957 – Jan 1958V-6Good cruise. Good friends
Leigh-kendall, ThomasPFCMar 2, 1957 – Jan 2, 1958Marine DetachmentBest days at sea in my life
Du Bois Jr, SpikeCSSNMar 15, 1957 – Jul 15, 1957CommissaryOnly on the Bonnie Dick for 5 months and was sent to Kwajalein Islands,Remember the A3D that hit the fan tail and we lost 3 pilots and had to spend an extra 2 weeks qualigying.Also the earth quake while in Dry Dock Hunters Point..
Kline, EdACT3Apr 2, 1957 – Apr 2, 1959OI
Bernardy, Harold D.CVA-31Apr 15, 1957 –Gunnery 2Cruise of 57
Leach, RonANMay 1957 – Feb 1959V3Best of times.
Cronin, FrankCpl USMCMay 1957 – Sep 1958Seventh Div USMCI will always remember my time aboard ship and all the fine men I served with. Like to hear from Gerald Souli (spelling) and Joe Mangum
Stein, GailJoseph Robert HoskingMay 15, 1957 – May 15, 1957daughterMy father was one of the crew on the plane that crashed in May of 1957. What can you tell me about what happened? I know there were 2 other on the crew, but I don't know their names. Who was the Commander at that time?
Wilczewski, FrankLCDRMay 16, 1957 – Nov 15, 19597thPosting in memory of my late father, Francis Richard Wilczewski. Would welcome hearing from anyone who served with him.
Skinner, RichardPH 2Jul 12, 1957 – Dec 9, 1957VFP-61 Det. BOur pilots flew F9F-8Ps. We regrouped for the Lebanon Crises in the Summer of '58 and boarded the "Bonny Dick" in Alemeda, CA. We spent about two weeks off the CA coast.
Birr, Donald profile iconCS31958 – 1959S2
McDonald, Daniel AG21958 – 1960OAThis was an experience of a lifetime and I will never forget the ship and the men I served with!
Deycous, Donald DIC3Jan 5, 1958 – Jan 12, 1961E-E IC gangReported on-board while the Bonnie Dick was in dry-dock at PSNS Bremerton. Served 36 months in E-E Div. with the IC gang. Made the trip to Bombay, India and became a "shellback" on the return to Singapore. Left the ship at NAS No. Island as IC2
Eckert, Earl profile iconPC-3Feb 5, 1958 – Dec 6, 1961AWorked in the Post Office. Best job on the ship. I enjoyed my time on the "BONNIE DICK".
Blosser, FrankACTANMar 1958 – Nov 1959OI DivisionRetired in Colorado, still hunting & fishing. See 2 of my OI division shipmates are logged here also.
Santarelli Sr, Vincentdiv ppoMar 10, 1958 – Nov 26, 1960v34 trips west pack 2 shell backs great ship and a way to see the world now retired living the good life { live in wyncote penna}
Garner, RichardSeamanMay 1958 – Feb 1960O-IWent aboard while ship was in drydock at pier 91 in Seattle. Made two cruises to Far East.
Havansky, Richard (Dick)UNKJun 1958 – 1962UNKI AM SUBMITTING THIS ON BEHALF OF MY LATE FATHER. ANY INFO YOU MAY KNOW OF, PLS EMAIL ME. I ONLY HAVE A PHOTO OF THIS SHIP. HE WAS ON CVA-31 DURING THE CUBAN CRISIS.
Weipert, DennisSeaman/ECMJun 4, 1958 – Jul 20, 1960OITruly enjoyed two cruises to the Far East and becoming a 'Shellback'. Sorry to this day I did not re - up when it was offered. Still in touch with two shipmates, Trotter (Little T) and Jenkins. My email cva31@reagan.net
Howath, Joseph (Joe)RDCJul 1958 – Oct 1964OIGood ship, most memorable duty station of my career. Retired Feb 1973
Shortencarrier, WilliamANAug 1958 – Sep 1961V-1PRIDE OF THE 7TH. FLEET!
Miller, JamesBT3Aug 1, 1958 – Oct 1, 1961Oil gang crewWorked with the oil gang, Receiving oil from tankers and pumping oil and fresh water in tanks to level ballast the ship at all times. Under James Murphy BT1.
Jochims, BobMM2Sep 1958 – Jun 1960M
Vena, Charles ( Kenny )AirmanSep 17, 1958 – Oct 20, 1961V-2 catapult & Arresting GearVery few people can ever know what its like to work on the flight deck.To the men I served with, it was my honor to be amongst you.We fought fires,rigged barricades & missed holidays with our loved ones.GO NAVY...
Garbers, Rich (Curly)SM3Oct 23, 1958 – Sep 10, 1960CSSIGNAL BRIDGE WAS THE BEST PLACE ON THE SHIP. WENT TO SM SCHOOL IN YOKOSUKA. CROSSED THE EQUATOR EN ROUTE TO BOMBAY, INDIA. LOOKING FOR OLD SM GANG.
Deluca, EdwardATN-3Dec 1958 – Jul 6, 1960V6

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Sep 21, 2020Doubletree Hotel Hotel 1973 Craigshire St. Rd St. Louis, MO 63146I have been attending since I retired in 2012. Checkout the BHR WEB Page at (http://www.ussbhr.org/BHR_Reunion_Page.html) for complete information and updates every year.

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