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USS Bigelow (DD 942) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Bigelow (DD 942). 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 275 crew members registered for the USS Bigelow (DD 942).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1967 | 1968 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1980 | 1981 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Scott, KeithBT-31972 – 1974M-BServed in aft fireroom with a great bunch BT's Would like to hear from any one.
Holloway, James (Doc)GMG31972 – 19752nd
Doe, RalphCommander1972 – 1973Weapons
Hilgert, Jan (Green Lantern)BT-2Feb 10, 1972 – Nov 6, 1973Fireman Aft FireroomSorry to see the ol' Tin-Can leave us like that. I would like to here from some friends I made there. Write me: tomcat_69_96@yahoo.com www.JANHILGERT.com www.DIEFILMS.com www.BESTWELDER4U.com
Somppi, BillBTFNJun 1972 – 1974M&B
Ward, JeffBT3Jun 29, 1972 – Sep 29, 1974Engineeringjwbc@knology.net
Holloway, Jamesgmg3Aug 1972 –2nd
Weiss, TomSNSep 1972 – Mar 4, 1975OE
Gevara, JohnHT2Sep 1972 – Jul 1975R
McNeil, TimHT2Oct 10, 1972 – Jan 17, 1976RCame aboard during the '72 Nato cruise, then Charleston shipyard, two med cruises and many carribean cruises. E-mail tpm53@yahoo.com
Rice, Gary (Reefer)EN-3Oct 15, 1972 – Jul 16, 1975A divisionI had a great time on that boat.Remember the North Atlantic cruise, the Med, playing in the band with all the boys. You guys still on the planet? Still have my Yamaha Rd-350 1973. Give me a hollar!
Martinez, Juan (Marty) profile iconMM2Oct 31, 1972 – Dec 23, 1977M - A-Gang & M Div.Came aboard as FA worked in IC shop Moved to Aft Eng Rm went to AC&R School 1976 worked last year aboard in A-Div as MM2. Retired as MMC in 1992 http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=776864037
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Wegner, Phil  NEWMM2Dec 19, 1972 – Jul 31, 1974MProgressed from upper level to top watch to EOW underway in Main Control. Med cruise in 1973, Charleston Yards and GITMO in 1974.
England, KirbyOS31973 – 1975Operations (CIC)kirby.england@insightbb.com 185 Glen Way Fisherville, KY 40023
Clay, MichaelBT-2Jan 1973 – Aug 1976BLong days and hard work with a great bunch of guys. B & W 1200 pounders ruled.
Hawkins, JerrySK-3Feb 1973 – May 1974supplytrying to locate ship mates
Griffin, MichaelBT3Mar 1973 – Sep 1976BWas in the Boiler room when the TUBES cut loose with Somppi and Hasky, it was a little warm that day.
Beeler, DewittOS3Mar 1, 1973 – Aug 14, 1975OIServed with Mark Brooker, Kirby England, David Creed listed on this page. Gary Rice and I bought our Yamahas together, can't believe he still has his!
Haske, DennisBT3Apr 13, 1973 – Aug 20, 1976B AFT Fireroom / LogroomGreat ship and Great crew.Would like to hear from the guys and see everyone at the reunion coming up soon. And Grif I sure remember those tubes blowing. Does anyone know what happened to MM3 Kleple?
Creed, DavidOS2Apr 13, 1973 – Aug 29, 1976OI (CIC)Reported aboard in time for dry dock time in Charleston, then on to Caribbean (St. Thomas, St. Croix. Thought the 2 back-to-back Med cruises were a bit much, but who doesn't love Palma. Got out while in Newport, RI training middies.
Wood, Greg (Woody)EW1May 1973 – Aug 1975OE
Scott, RobertBT2May 10, 1973 – Oct 10, 1975BI'D LIKE TO GET AHOLD OF ANYONE THAT SERVED WITH ME DURING BY TIME ABOARD THE USS BIGELOW
Delaney, PeterLT JGJun 10, 1973 – Jun 1, 1978Operations
Gross, FredSTG-3Jun 11, 1973 – Dec 4, 1976ASJoined Bigelow's Sonar in 73 in time for the Charleston Shipyards overhaul/removal of the Heghogs and making the MK 105 UBFCS work. Went to Gitmo and too many Med cruises; Ah, but Palma. Ben Dewey, Kurly, Harry and Les were drink'n buds !
Brooker, MarkOS3Jul 1, 1973 – Jun 30, 1975OperationsServed with a great crew! To the Caribbean, med cruise, and a VE Day good will trip up the Seine River to Rouen, then to Christensen, Norway. No American ships there for 30 years. Kirby, remember how we got those bologna sandwiches?
Guenard, NewtonE-4Aug 22, 1973 – Oct 23, 1976MY FATHER NEWTON SERVED PROUDLY ON THE BIGELOW AS A MACHINEIST MATE. HE IS VERY PROUD OF HIS SERVICE AND SO AM I. SPC JAMES R GUENARD E CO. 51ST INFANTRY AIRBORNE U.S. ARMY
Peck, JerryMM2Oct 1973 – Dec 1974MBravo 4 TOP Watch
Wroblewski, BarryBTFADec 1973 – Jul 1974Fire RoomI would sure like to find someone that was assigned to the firerooom during the same time
Krommes, Texas JohnFTG21974 – 1976Fox
Runkle, Panama RedE31974 – Jul 1976signalmanwant to hear from any rubber ring gang. i see texas john i know where bo is where is rick cain ; terry burfield; contact me at rednkim@comcast.net tom buckley remember lisbon with sparky and charlie and myself good tim
Stewart, KeithMM31974 – 1974M divisionServed maybe a year in after engine room on Bigelow. Transferred to R E Byrd, then submaines. Retired MMCS(SS) in '93
Wyatt, Roybtfn1974 – 1975firemanI was just thinking about the ship and looked her up is all
Long, RickSK2Jan 2, 1974 – May 20, 1977SupplyCharleston to GITMO, back to back Meds, kiddie cruising the middies, booze runs and Barcelona....Palma 2 Christmas' in a row. GMG2 Evans and I getting in a little spot in Newport one night. Ike /Tina Turner in Rijeka...
Slocumb, JamesGMG3May 17, 1974 – Jul 18, 1976
Buckley, TomLT (JG)Jun 1, 1974 – Oct 31, 1976EngineeringEnjoyed the 2 Med. Cruises. Anyone else remeber the playing of "Country Road" on the 1 MC as we left Kristenssand, Norway and headed home ?
Dewey, BenjaminETR2Aug 9, 1974 – Jan 9, 1979OE3 med cruise, including the "back to back"; Phalanx testing, Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Harbor House, all night poker games in the ET shop. Thanks to Smitty, Dean , Jack, Jon, Theo, Jim, Woody, Les, and all who helped the time pass.
Cressman, GeraldEN3Sep 1974 – Sep 1976A gangHi everybody. Good times and memories. Poker in the HT shop. Remember when somebody jumped overboard down in the Caribbean, I ow my life to a few guys after the cable broke lowering motor whale boat. Anybody say Hi
Bolding, M.j. (Jeff)MM2Sep 20, 1974 – Jul 15, 1979EngineeringPalma, Naples, Ruan, Lisbon, Rijeka (Ike & Tina concert), Tripoli. Steaming thru the Russian fleet just off Egypt. "Bus tours to Rome and highland Spain. I saw the helo crash on 1/19/78. CIWS testing, Boston shipyard
Hart, DougOct 1974 – Apr 1977 after engine roomTop Watch, To many med cruises back to back Mayport was Great.....
Haas, Michael Miketm3Oct 1974 – Aug 1977ASto any one that remembers me hello feel free to contact me haasmike57@gmail.com
Hays, DannyBT3Nov 15, 1974 – Jun 9, 1978B4 Meds. Great friends. And times I will never forget. I would like to be contacted to talk over old times.
Dillon, FrankLT(JG)Nov 17, 1974 – Jun 15, 1977Electronic Material OfficerRemember the Med cruises and two Christmas in Palma Mallorca Spain. Also port calls in Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Tunisia, Morocco. I stayed in Naval Reserve and retired as a Commander.

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