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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 356 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
Dunlap, David (Dave)FA1959 – 1960Bworked in Engineering log room
Hood, John W profile iconUnk1959 –unkI'm posting this for my late father. John W Hood. He was a jet mechanic. I'm not sure of the dates he served but it would have been late 50s. If you have any information please contact me at (jgh57@yahoo.com).
Beesley, RichardRD31959 – 1962oiIn CIC (confusion in concentration). Crossed the equater,hit 5 typhoons on last trip from Japan to San Diego(1962). Climbed Mt. Fuji. Would like to hear from buddie, last name Noble (Nobbie). Great memories as lookout.
Taylor, FrankMM3Jan 3, 1959 – Aug 6, 1960B -evaporator gang
Chavez, Lucio ChristinoANJan 23, 1959 – Aug 4, 1962US NavyI am actually his great neice and I never got to meet him. I learned about him through speaking to family while trying to find out my family lineage and ancestry. I just want to thank him and all of you for your service
Sabiniano, Diego BApr 9, 1959 – Aug 20, 1960S-5Great Ship.....Memorable Service.......Lastinge experiences....
George W. Cowles, GeorgeFTG 3Jun 6, 1959 – Apr 5, 1962FoxGreat group of men in Fox Div. Excellent officers. 2westpac tours.
Bone, KentBT2Jul 5, 1959 – Jan 3, 1963EngineeringNbr 3 fire-room; retired now living in TN
O'Dell, EugeneAE3Aug 1959 – May 1960VA 196Squadron Flight Deck Electrician and plane captain. My life was spared by an alert barricade operator during WestPac cruise. My thanks to him! Lost one of our pilots at sea and one young flight deck plane movers during OPS 2 good people
Carraway, Simon W. (Tony)EM3Sep 1959 – Nov 1960EEI came on board as an EMFA right out of "A" school. I was in power distribution and stood generator watches on all the generators. My work station was aft emergency generator room and aft engine room. I left in 11/1960 for NAVCOMSTA Kodiak,
Dodson, TomABE 31960 – Jan 8, 1962V2Cats
King, RayPN3Mar 1960 – Mar 1962X Division, Personnel OfficeI boarded Her in Hong Kong in 1960 and got off in 1962, watching her leave for the 1962 cruise. Great times, especially on 1961 WestPac cruise. I am a member of the BHR Reunion Ass'n. Great to hear and tell old storie
Hughes, JackYN3Apr 1960 – Mar 1962OAAir Intelligence Office rockin' and rollin' with TYPHOON NANCY!
Shepherd, Dave "Animal"IC2May 1960 – Nov 1963EEThe Bon Homme was CVA31 when I was aboard her. cruises 1960 & 1961/62
Lattimer, William (Bill) EN3May 1960 – Jun 1962 EABest Ship I was ever on in my 20 years of Naval service. would like to hear from others that was in A gang around that time.
Voss, RonaldLI-3Jun 1960 – Oct 6, 1963x-div
Eden, Robert (Bob)ANJun 1960 – Jun 1961V-2Worked in water brakes
Slack, Josephair manJun 10, 1960 – Dec 19, 1963V-1A lot of years gone by, and like so many of BHR crew we just do not for get. how exciting to work on a flight deck. I made contact and found Mike Tuel passed away,4-2016 Earney Hinnkila killed as a law officer in 95
Taber, DennisAG3Jun 15, 1960 – May 15, 1961Aerology (OA)The lady still had a wooden flight deck. She was one of the first ships to start serving mid rations on the mess deck. The first and one of the best ships I served on. AGC Miller was our division chief.
Houck, StanSN3Jul 1960 – Jun 1962HWhat a ride
Cain-hoffman, Louis Keith (Butch)E-5Aug 1960 – 1981Flight mechanicI'm looking for crew members that might have served with my adopted dad Butch. I don't know much about his service in the Navy but know he was proud. I told he worked on the aircraft on the ship. Please contact me.
Partain, Tommy profile iconAirmanSep 1960 – Jul 1963V-1 Flight DeckI am looking for JT Struttman, he has all of my pictures and negatives. If it were not for the dip stick petty officers on the flight deck, I would have stayed in the Navy. The experience and crew were great.
Woodrich, EdSEAMANOct 10, 1960 – Feb 14, 1962Gunnery (G-3)Made the Westpac cruise or 1961 under Capt M.U. Beebe. Went through Typhoon Nancy. Was a great cruise. Sad to see BHR gone.
Harris, GeneMM2Nov 24, 1960 – Oct 28, 1963
Acklin, CharlesMM3Dec 24, 1960 – Nov 1961EMspent only ten months on board. Made the wespac cruise that year. played on the softball team. made third and was transferred to grt .lks. does anyone remember the riot in olongapo? I luvd that ship!! dint move much.
Acklin, CharlesMM3Dec 24, 1960 – Nov 1961EM
Acklin, CharlesMM3Dec 24, 1960 – Nov 1961EMspent only ten months on board. Made the wespac cruise that year. played on the softball team. made third and was transferred to grt .lks. does anyone remember the riot in olongapo? I luvd that ship!! dint move much.
Acklin, CharlesMM3Dec 24, 1960 – Nov 1961EM
Acklin, CharlesMM3Dec 24, 1960 – Nov 1961EM
Acklin, CharlesMM3Dec 24, 1960 – Nov 1961EMspent only ten months on board. Made the wespac cruise that year. played on the softball team. made third and was transferred to grt .lks. does anyone remember the riot in olongapo? I luvd that ship!! dint move much.
Acklin, CharlesMM3Dec 24, 1960 – Nov 1961EMspent only ten months on board. Made the wespac cruise that year. played on the softball team. made third and was transferred to grt .lks. does anyone remember the riot in olongapo? I luvd that ship!! dint move much.
Acklin, CharlesMM3Dec 24, 1960 – Nov 1961EMspent only ten months on board. Made the wespac cruise that year. played on the softball team. made third and was transferred to grt .lks. does anyone remember the riot in olongapo? I luvd that ship!! dint move much.
Acklin, CharlesMM3Dec 24, 1960 – Nov 1961EMspent only ten months on board. Made the wespac cruise that year. played on the softball team. made third and was transferred to grt .lks. does anyone remember the riot in olongapo? I luvd that ship!! dint move much.
Acklin, CharlesMM3Dec 24, 1960 – Nov 1961EMspent only ten months on board. Made the wespac cruise that year. played on the softball team. made third and was transferred to grt .lks. does anyone remember the riot in olongapo? I luvd that ship!! dint move much.
Acklin, CharlesMM3Dec 24, 1960 – Nov 1961EMspent only ten months on board. Made the wespac cruise that year. played on the softball team. made third and was transferred to grt .lks. does anyone remember the riot in olongapo? I luvd that ship!! dint move much.
Ammons, SamAC21961 – 1964OC CCA
Simpson, JosephBT31961 – 1963boiler roomBoarded the Bonnie Dick April/May 1961 in San Diego. Made two cruises to West Pac as a boiler man in #2 fire room. Enjoyed the time aboard her! Would enjoy hearing from any other guys from #2 fire room.
Chadwell, PatSEAMAN1961 – Jun 11, 1962gunnersmatetransfered from AR 6 USS AJAX and was put in the gunnersmate div. lots of good times and bad but they all turned out to be fun in the long run.....
Chandler, Overton "o.b."AVIATION\'S MATE JET 2ND CLASS (E-5)1961 – 1967Squadron Golden DragonsI served on the Bon Homme Richard and a short time on the Ticonderoga before I got off of active duty. I was a jet engine mechanic, served as a plane captain for part of the first cruise and then was transferred to the maintenance office
Langill, EdwardPR-31961 – 1964V-6
Dailey, WalterETN21961 –OEI WOULD LIKE TO FIND C.R. PEEPLES OR ANY OF THE GUYS THAT SERVED WITH ME ON THE BON HOMME. posted 2-20-2014
Mohr, ThomasETR31961 – 1964OE
Joplin, Monroerd3Mar 1961 – Feb 1963oiLots of great memories. Enjoyed working with Division people. Probably had the best impact on my life at the time. Too bad we couldn't save her for a museum. Sorry that I missed serving on her during Vietnam.
Speed, JamesDC3Mar 15, 1961 – Nov 21, 1963E-RWorked in the DC shop with great group of guys. Andy Devine, Art Mays, Ray Knight, Bob LaFountaine and more. Best years of my life. Would give a lot to relive them again.
Barnes, Richard/rickRD3/E4Mar 20, 1961 – Dec 17, 1964oiwas on the ship for 3 1/2 years had some great times with the guys in the west pac. looking for any of the men from 1961 dec 1964 from oi division
Fruhwirth, CletusRM 3Apr 1961 – May 1964CR division-radiomenI was on the ship for 3 yrs. Had a great time. Eugene Fitzmorris is a guy would to look up & AB Grubbs & Tommy Grubbs. I live in Iowa-am retired from Winnebago Inds in 2010. Crystal Lake, Iowa
Branscomb, DalePN3Apr 1961 – Jul 1963X DivAs a member of Ship's Company, I served as the Ship's Diary Yeoman, Legal Yeoman and Chaplain's Yeoman. The experience provided a valuable period in life's lessons.
Henderson, JackLTJGApr 15, 1961 – Jul 3, 1963HAs H Division Officer, I had the pleasure of working with the most professional and talented corpsmen you could ask for. One of the best tours of duty in my 23 years in the Navy.
Nicolet, RoyRD2Apr 26, 1961 – Dec 19, 1964OI
Sanson, ErnieMM3May 1961 – Aug 24, 1964EngineeringNow remarried living in the Philippines with a beautiful Philippine gal.
Mothershed, CarlE 3May 7, 1961 – Jan 29, 1965V 2I had the honor of serving aboard for three years and eight months. Included was three far East cruises and one goodwill tour into Indian ocean. While on goodwill tour we crossed the equator and I became a shellback.
Holmes, S.t.AK3May 30, 1961 – Jan 8, 1965Aviation Supply S-6
Tabor, Harrybm3Jun 1961 – Jan 31, 1965w1i wonder how the men did after the left the navy
Grubbs, BillRM3Jun 1, 1961 – Feb 1, 1964CRBoarded the ship in Subic Bay as transfer from USS Renville. My brother also served on the BHR with me for a year.
White, JamesFTG2Aug 1961 – Sep 6, 1963Fox divisionTwo Westpac cruises. Put 36 years in. Looking for Rudolph Satterstrom (Minn) and David Johnson (Portland, Or). J White @ usnsemperfi@aol.com
Harding, MikePH3Aug 1, 1961 – Aug 1, 1963
Dinwiddie, William J (Bill)ETSN/DTSNSep 1961 – Feb 1964ET and DentalTransfered to the Canberra for duty with my younger brother, then joined the Army in Nov. 1965 and retired in 1981.
Dinwiddie, William J (Bill)SNSep 10, 1961 – Feb 5, 1964OE, Dental
Kozlowski, Ray (Ski)snSep 14, 1961 – Jun 15, 1963XWorked in Chaplains Office
Barnes, JohnSNDec 21, 1961 – Aug 20, 1962I went onboard right after boot camp and left the ship in Japan to go back to RD "A" class at Treasure Island' While i was on board we had a great time and meet a lot of great guys. My brother Rick was also in OI Div.

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Point of ContactPlanned datePlanned locationRemarks
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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