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USS Kearsarge (CV 33) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Kearsarge (CV 33). 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 495 crew members registered for the USS Kearsarge (CV 33).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1947 | 1948 – 1953 | 1954 – 1957 | 1958 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 1963 – 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hand, Robert (Bob)SEAMAN 1ST CLASS1948 – 1951I am entering this on behalf of my father, Bob Hand, who served on the Kearsarge during the Korean war. He was also on the Valley Forge. I'm not sure of exact dates. Anybody know him?
Morris, James V. (Jimmy)AIRMAN1948 –
Marlowe, GeneAF 21948 – Aug 12, 1949Air Group 3Aviation Photographer in SB2C squadron
Roskovich, GeorgeCCSMay 1, 1948 – Jan 1, 1953CommissaryEntering this information for my father George.
Mader, RayAO3Jun 1, 1948 – Oct 2, 1948Air Group Sqdn. VF-32I live in Amity OR and for the past 10 years I have worked in the Restoration Dept. at Evergreen Air and Space Museum restoring "War Birds" and other antique aircraft.
Jones, RaymondFNOct 1948 – May 1950A DivisonPosting this information for my father! He is 82 years old, great health and proudly speaks of his time on the CV-33! He has attended many reunions and was a guest aboard the new LHD-3 Kearsarge when it was being built!
Bates, VernonSEAMANNov 1948 – Aug 1949Entered by daughter. Served as gunners mate. Participated in ship's boxing matches and played 3rd base on ship's baseball team.
Fehn, Edward J.AIRMANDec 1948 – Aug 1950Gas GangI was on the flight deck refueling aircraft. I was in the Navy Reserve 1 year progam. I left the ship in Boston when they were unloading all amunitons prior going to the West Coast. I got called back into service in Sept.1949 to Hawaii. I was dischar
Garvin, JackSBDec 1948 – Jun 1950Cook StrikerI wanted to be a cook and had a first class named Lemon who was a nastard and when I left the ship I transferred to Storekeeper. Frenchy and the rest of the crew were a great crew to work for and with. I stayed in the Navy unfil Feb 1968 and retire
Roylw, Wilfred ( Roy )ELECTRICAN MATE 3Dec 1948 – Jun 1950EOne trip I will always remember is our trip through the Canal on our way to Bremerton Wash. We were jammed with the control tower on Atlantic side. Had to cut a radar tub off for us to get through.
Shaffer, Millard AllenSR FADec 27, 1948 – Dec 26, 1949Placing this for my father. He was a Fireman Apprentice. I have several photos, wish I knew who they were.
Abbe, Marnon1949 –I am entering this for my father, I know that he served on the USS Kearsarge late 40's early 50's. He is now deceased.
Hopkins, Patricke1949 – 19613My Dad is Al Hopkins does some of u all know him
Biron, EdwardRMSNMay 2, 1949 – Jan 25, 1950RadioI was a radioman during cruises to Haiti, Halifax, NS. Boston thru Panama Canal to Bremerton Wash.to De-Commisioning.
Speigner, ErnestFTCDec 1949 – Jun 1954F
Weiss, RayBTCM RETIRED1950 –BRetired 1965.
Hennelly, John1950 – 1954Adding this for my father ~ I'll pass along any information to him.
Hoskins, Earl Francis2nd Class1950 – Mar 10, 1962Aviation Boatswain's Mate /Launching & Recovery EquipmentMy uncle was on the USS Kearasarge. He passed away while in service. If anyone remembers Earl, I would love to hear about it! I didn't get a chance to know him but my mom would love to hear stories about him!
Glover, Donald (Don) C., AN, USNavy1950 – 1953VC-11 NAS Composite Squadron ElevenI am the Son of Don C Glover. My father has not been alive sence 1991. I have my father's belonging's from his time in the Navy (1950-1953) including his yearbook and some extra photo's Oversea's. I'm willing to donate .
Taylor, RalphETJan 1950 – 1952I'm the son and entering this for my deceased father, in order to place a mark in history of his name.
Depaoli, RpRMSNJan 25, 1950 –Ri was aboard for cruise from boston to bremerton washington
Kennedy, James (Dwight)tba1951 – 1954tbdMy father was Jim Kennedy (Dwight) from Washington, DC. He passed in 1996. I had some correspondence with his fellow shipmates, and would like to be in touch again. Would love to attend a reunion to show his grandkids
Polka (Scott), GeorgeJO3Sep 5, 1951 – Jun 7, 1953OAServed in P.I.O. Part of Yearbook staff. Photographer
Hammons, HalAIRMAN 1ST.Sep 15, 1951 – Aug 18, 1953V-3 HANGER DECKI WAS SHIPS CREW BREMERTON WASH.1950 TIL SAN DIEGO 1953 I DID ONE KOREAN CRUISE SHE WAS A GREAT SHIP AND I WAS REAL SAD WHEN THEY SCRAPPED HER.I OFTEN THINK OF THE 18 GUYS THAT DID'NT MAKE IT. THEY GAVE THERE ALL AND THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN !!!!
Tallman, Allen Donald "Pop'S"PH11952 – 1953OAPart of Lab Crew
Eaton, RichardCT31952 –COMCARDIV7 (POSSIBLYCOMCARDDIV5)We transferred by high line from USS Essex. Later we transferred the Flag to the USS Oriskiny. Altogether served thirteen months with CarDiv5/7. Finally I got to come back to Hawaii.
Lee, James FLt1952 – Dec 30, 1952VF-11This is for my uncle James Franklyn Lee, killed 12/30/1952 while flying F2H. I have his service record. My cousins have other artifacts.
Corwin, RobertSEAMANFeb 1952 – Feb 1956My dad is retired in tx. He lives on his sons property and takes care of the animals. He has allways shared his great and not so great memories. Would love to hear from others that served with him for my freadom. I Thank You!!!melodiebeck@aqds.net
Stufflebeam, KentRD2Feb 1952 – May 1953OI served on the first far east cruise. Great ship I loved her.Hated her nickname(Queer barge)
Ellison, BernardGM3Feb 1952 – Sep 1955Fox 3
Hunsicker, TheodoreBM3Mar 15, 1952 – Apr 10, 19541st and 3rd
Morris, RonaldRadarman 3rd classMay 1952 – Mar 1955OA
Sutton, JamesGM3Jun 18, 1952 – 1954SA SN
Teal, Earl LeslieAOANAug 1952 – Mar 1953My name is Vicky, I am entering this information for my Dad. He was in the Navy from Nov. 1950 to Oct. 1954, stationed in SanDiego. We have many great childhood memories of looking at the Kearsarge book with him. He died in May 1990.
Hockin, KennethSN3Aug 1, 1952 – Mar 17, 1953Carrier Air Group 101I was a Yeoman on the Staff of CAG-101 H.P.Ady. He was a 1st LT in WWII & was the pilot that spotted the Japanese at the Battle of Midway. We lost 17 people & visited ports of Hong Kong & Yokuska. Enjoyed the Cruise.
Hamilton, CharlesSep 1952 – 1956CAG 11 VF114Charles was a mechanic aboard the USS Kearsarge for the F9F5's. He served during the Korean War and after.
Middleton, Robert (Midd)ADAN1953 – 1955CVA-33 114I am listing my father. Daddy served as a mechanic while in the Navy. He now has the beginning of Alzhimers and would like to speak with some of his crewmates. He is looking for Jay Wood, Koontz, Ray Seaney, Leroy Rose
Hunsaker, Bobby DuaneBT21953 –Engineering
Barreiros, JohnBT/2 CLASSJan 1953 – Jan 1956its been a party
Marquez, EstavanSEAMANFeb 1, 1953 – Dec 1, 19577
Rasmussen, DonBT 3Mar 30, 1953 – Oct 10, 1955B
Fraser, CharlesRM3Apr 1953 – Dec 1953ORDon't recall the exact dates but we were on the way from Diego to Japan when they signed the Korea cease fire. Completed the cruise and left the Kearsarge in Hunters Point where it was redesignated as CVA 33. Have fond memories.
Plybon, BenET1Apr 16, 1953 – Mar 20, 1954ERI served aboard the Kearsarge as an electronics technician fresh out of Treasure Island. I have many happy memories. A great ship with a great crew. The war ended on our way to Japan but it was a great experience. Unforgettable.
Hayman, BillPH1Jun 27, 1953 – Apr 1954OA - Photo LabA great ship with great memories of a time now gone.
Corkran, Wm. A.AD3Jul 1953 – Jan 1954VF-112 CAG 11Many memories still imbedded of Japan, Korea cruises, Hong Kong, Manila and Cavite, and of course, Pearl Harbor in both directions. (Kearsarge Assn. needs younger members)

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