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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
Dickenson, DonS1st Class1954 – 19581st DivisionWHAT A LEARNING EXPERIENCE, WOULD NOT HAVE MISSED IT FOR THE WORLD.
Sansone, AnthonySeaman1954 – 1958Quarter master
Martin, JamesMU31954 – 1955BandFellow band members
Henderson, CharlesTE2May 1, 1954 – Jul 25, 1955ORFond memories. Would love to hear from anyone in the OR division during this time.
Hilton III, Lee H.PHA3May 14, 1954 – Mar 22, 1956OA Photo LAbWhere oh where have my shipmates gone? leehhiltoniii@bellsouth.net Shreveport, La. USA
Gilgo, LionelSEAMAS APPRENTICEOct 19, 1954 – Mar 20, 1955?I am not certain of the dates. I boarded the ship in Suvic Bay in the phillipens and left her in Yokuska Japan.
Mizner, Malvern M Mizner "miz"AT-31955 – 1957aviation electronics shopMy brother and I were on the ship together. His name was Harley Mizner MM-2. I made one westpac cruise and and a yard period at Bremerton, wa. Harley passed away last year, would certainly enjoy hearing from anyone from that eara.
Mitchell, JohnRMSN1955 – 1957ORMy 1st assignment after RM school. Went aboard in Sdiego after riding the "nickle snatcher" from Broad St. in Diego. Went through the conversion in Bremerton then transferred to Com7thFleet in Yokosuka Japan
Matern, Conrad Private1955 –USS kEARSARGEMy Dad was on the Kearsarge in the 1950s...I am unsure of the exact dates. If you knew him, please feel free to email me. I would love to hear from you. I think he did more administrative type work.
Newman, DonE-3Jan 25, 1955 – Feb 7, 1959V-1Am looking for Eddie Eaton from Mass or anyone else that was in V-1 div. on 55-56 cruise. Want to go to a reunion.
Littrell, DonaldAirmanApr 1, 1955 – Jun 14, 1956V-1Happy I found this site, hope to see some of you at the Branson reunion in 2010!
Dye, William "Bill"EM3Apr 21, 1955 – Jan 20, 1959electrician
Bechtelheimer, RobertLTJGMay 1955 – May 1957S 1Came onboard as the Disbursing Officer, 6 mos latter was made Commissary Officer, 6 mos later became a Stores Officer
Ackerman, Joseph Gilbert profile iconBoiler Tender 3rd ClassSep 5, 1955 – 1959?I am his brother, please give me time to find out.
Basler, Wilfred (Bill)MMFNSep 15, 1955 – Aug 20, 1956AWould like to hear from old shipmates
Chisholm, RobertETN21956 – 1958OERetired from US West Telco and contracted with the FAA . Any others from OE? Just met with Joe Kapusinki and Bill Klein.
Mitchell, John / Jack / MitchRmsn1956 – 1956ORMade westpac in 56' back to Bremerton for Hurricanr bow and angled flt deck. Got orders to Com7thFlt staff yokosuka japan
William, RivenbarkK31956 – 1958Supply
Greer, CurtisMMR 3Jan 10, 1956 – Sep 13, 1957AAn experience I wouldn't give up for anything! Met some great friends and my 1st wife on this cruise.
Smith, James (Je)PO 3RD CLASSMay 21, 1956 – Jun 19, 1960VF 53 WE WERE ON THE KEARSARGE IN 56-57 WES PAC CRUISE LEFT ALL OF OUR AC AT ATSUGI, JAPAN BACK TO MOFFET FIELD THEN TO NSA NO IS THE OUT
Smith, James (Je)PO 3RD CLASSMay 21, 1956 – Jun 19, 1960VF 53 WE WERE ON THE KEARSARGE IN 56-57 WES PAC CRUISE LEFT ALL OF OUR AC AT ATSUGI, JAPAN BACK TO MOFFET FIELD THEN TO NSA NO IS THE OUT
Youngberg, GarrickAirmanAug 14, 1956 – Aug 10, 1960V-4I served 4 years on the ship and served with many good young men
Dall, LarryRM2Sep 1956 – Aug 1958OperationsBoarded while ship was in Bremerton, WA getting hurricane bow and cantered flight deck. Made WESPAC cruise to Hawaii, Wake, Okinawa, Yokosuka, Yokohama, and Kobe after starboard cat explosion & Philipines.
Lorka, LeonardABE3Sep 1956 – Feb 21, 1960v-3worked in the air office till mid 58,then became yellow shirt on hanger deck. great times.
Pantano, Eugene -- GeneANSep 17, 1956 – Oct 19, 1957AIRDALE -- Arresting gearWas on her in Bremerton for yard - angle deck..left her for USS MIDWAY - in yards - Bremerton -- angle deck...! Was a treat
Daubenspeck, JimMM3Sep 23, 1956 – Oct 15, 1959AWas in Hyd Gang, Machine shop. I was on watch in #1 Elevator Pump room Fw Aux located below Starboard Cat when it exploded, it killed 3 crew, burned 2 others. I have hearing loss and PTSD from the incident. 01/10/58
Leiper, LarryAMH 2Oct 1956 – Mar 1958V 6We were young and had an interesting time of it.
Flenniken, CharlesABF-1Oct 1, 1956 – Apr 1, 1958V-4Would like to here from old shipmates, was AN on the Flight deck Fuel Crew
Saunders, SandyAIRMANOct 4, 1956 – May 6, 1960V-4Remember the Straits of Taiwan taking water over the flight deck and Russian rescue 1960.Also running into pier at the end of Broadway.Would like to hear from anyone from that period.
McKee, EdwardAMS THIRD CLASSOct 4, 1956 – May 18, 1959V6I enjoyed my years aboard the USS Kearsarge. They were some of the best years of my life.
Avery, HughDTSNOct 11, 1956 – Sep 20, 1957Dental
Leon, LouisAMS-3Oct 12, 1956 – Sep 29, 1959V-6now belong to the USS Kearsarge Assn we have a ship's reunion evry 2 years
Klein, William (Bill) (deacon)ETR-2Dec 1956 – Mar 1960OE
Waters, LarryAirmanDec 1956 – Jun 1957OP
Platter, Delbert E.YOEMAN 3RD CLASSDec 15, 1956 – Aug 15, 1957Air OfficeGlad I found this site on the Internet. It was exciting during air opperations. Sorry the ship was scrapped.
Johnson, RogerEM11957 – 1958E, also Master at Arms in 58served with a great crew,
Kapusinsky,jr., Joseph (Ski)ET21957 – 1960Electronics/Operations
Arber, AlanHM2Jan 1957 – Jun 1958HGreat Ship, Great Crew Great Life Experience. Would not trade it for anything. Priceless
Conley, DonaldPFCJan 15, 1957 – Jul 15, 1957Marine Corps Attachment
Rubalcava, Bernardo, Aka RubyAMS2Jan 28, 1957 – Jan 27, 1959V-6Assigned to the Aviation Repair Shop. I totally enjoyed my stay on The Mighty Kay! Made many friendships. My best friend was Charles "Bud" Reed of Corpus Christi, TX
Allen, LynnBT2Feb 12, 1957 – Dec 20, 1960BMade 2 Wespac Cruises on Kearsarge, good ship, good crew.
May, PhillipSRMar 1957 – Aug 1960ElectronicsSubmitted by family in Honor of Phil May. He was proud to serve his Country in the Navy and for 24 more years as a Police Officer.***We love you and will miss you! PS - Have pictures of Russian rescue in 1960 . .
Preece, DanielSEAMAN 1ST CLASSMay 9, 1957 – Aug 9, 19591stBeen over 50 short years ago. Seems like a year. Wonder how many seaman are still around?
Seeburger, HerbertAirmanJun 1957 – Apr 1958HU 1 I received the Secretary Of Navy Commendation medal for rescuing a pilot, Lt. Robert T. Rogers. . I would like to hear from him and any others who served on the ship when I was on it.
Chase, BobHM2Jul 1957 – Sep 5, 1958Hospital DivisionI was the Pharmacist for the Hospital Division, served as a circulating nurse for surgery procedures,and served as USMC corpsman whenever the onboard Marine group went in the field on maneuvers. Enjoyed my time aboard
Johnston, RobertAO2Aug 15, 1957 – Jan 5, 1958VF 53Served with VF 53 deployed aboard Kearsarge. Left the ship at Kobe, Japan to return to CONUS for discharge.
Motto, ScottFT-2Sep 1957 – Jul 1960FOXMade two westpac cruises and came to understand what a great country we live in. Also met shipmates I've never forgotten.
Willis, BobRM2Nov 1957 – Dec 1959ORWould like to get in contact with Sam Sutter, RM3
Milliren, HowardET2Nov 1957 – Sep 16, 1960OE
Levin, DanYN3Dec 25, 1957 – Sep 1, 1959X and S3I'm a member of the USS Kearsarge Association and a volunteer tour guide on USS Hornet CV12 floating museum located at the old Alameda Naval Air Station, Alameda, California

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