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USS Shangri-La (CV 38) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Shangri-La (CV 38). 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 642 crew members registered for the USS Shangri-La (CV 38).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1944 | 1945 – 1954 | 1955 – 1957 | 1958 – 1959 | 1960 – 1961 | 1962 – 1963 | 1964 | 1965 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 | 1970 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Wyderka, VictorMM 3/C1945 – 1945My dad said he served in Shangri-La in Pacific probably in 1945.
Demuth, JohnPETTY OFFICER1945 – 1947My Dad served on her the last part of WW2 and during the nuclear testing at Bikini Atol during Operation Crossroads. He was an Electrician.
Johnson, RobertGM21945 – 1947My father is unclear of the exact dated. He is in very poor health.
Johnson, Vandon Wade1945 –I am his grandson. He would never speak of the war so I don't know anything about it. Looking for anyone that knew him and can give any info. He passed two weeks before my wedding and I never got to know what happened.
Charles Wilburn Scott Hulland, Wib Or Chuck1945 –I AM TRYING TO GET ANY EXTRA INFORMATION I CAN ON MY UNCLE
Sawyer, Deanen1945 – 1946Tall Dogs SquadronMy father flew a Hell Cat and was a proud member of the air crew.
Robinson, Chester "Robbie"Signalman First Class1945 – 1946comcardivsServed during Operation Crossroads for the atomic bomb testing
Sovia, Elmergunners mate1945 – 1946GOI am honoring my Grandfather by adding his name. He passed away long ago but I think he would have wanted me to add him
MacInnes, Donald Lt.1945 –VBF 85I am writing this for my dear father Donald E "Mac" MacInnes. He was a quiet man about his experiences during WWII, however, he took great pride in being aboard the USS Shangri-La. He passed many years ago, we miss him.
Maduell, Floyd MauriceAMM2c1945 – Jan 1946AviationMy dad served on Shangri-La, Hawaii, Pacific & Japan in 1945. 4/13/1945 "Order of the Golden Dragon" Shangri-La crosses 180th Meridian @ Latitude 17 Degrees 11' 30". Highest Rank: AMM2c-Aviation Machinist's Mate 2ndClass
Cauble, KennethSecond Seaman1945 – Nov 18, 1947Repair 8
Garcia, GabrielAMM3CJan 20, 1945 – Oct 29, 1946My father died just 2 weeks ago and he enjoyed the little researches I did for him on the USS Shangri-La. He directed the airplanes to launch and land, and served aboard during Bikini Atoll.
Bryans, William "Bill"HOSP. APP.1946 – 1946I was only on the ship for three months before moving on. I was sent ashore because the ship was going to the S. Pacific. I was near discharge...the ship was going over there for the Bikini Test.
Rexroad, Wallace W (Rex)Seaman 1st Class/Ammi 3rd Class1946 – 1947AviationLooking for shipmates!
Simington, Jacksn-11946 – Feb 15, 1946arresting gear for airplanesplease any one who was on operation crossroads contact me. Jack Simington 541 882 2614 I have cancer and need information 1946 1947. Bikini Atoll Have been denied benefits from VA.
Ward, LouisS-2 AIR MECHANICJan 1, 1946 –Task Force 38I am posting for my dad, who passed on 1999. Dad didn't speak of his service much, but loved talking about this ship. It appears he participated in Bikini Atoll. Did you or your father/grandfather serve with him?
Lyons, David MaronS2,F2,F1Feb 5, 1946 – Nov 19, 1947USNMY FATHER SERVED ABOARD THIS VESSEL. I WAS VERY PROUD TO FIND OUT THAT HE HAD SERVED ON SUCH A WONDERFUL CARRIER. HE DIED IN JANUARY OF 1974
Duncan, Harold profile iconEM3/cFeb 8, 1946 – Nov 23, 1947EEMy First assignment was "Operation Cross Roads" fourth & Fifth atomic bomb explosions
McNally, James / MacEM 3Mar 1946 – Nov 1947EWent aboard right out of boots
Chiasson, RobertSK3Apr 1946 – Nov 1947S-1L
De Volder, Josephwater tender second classApr 15, 1946 – Jan 11, 1949engineeringLooking for anyone who knew my Uncle. I never met him would like to know about him.
Woolley,jr, EdwardS1CMay 1946 – Sep 1946vit(?)
Babiscko, Stephen BabisckoELECTRICAN MATE 3/CJul 31, 1946 – Nov 18, 1946EngineeringIt's hard to believe that 61 years have gone by since I boarded the Shangri La at Hunters Point, San Francisco as she was being deactived.
Stafford, PaulBT-11947 – 1950EngineeringUnfortunatly Paul Stafford passed away in 1989. But he always loved and talked about the Shangri-La
Stone, Kenneth W.E-41947 – 1951wDad was a warehouse clerk on the Shangri-la. He said he was known for making payday loans to some of the other crewmen when the ship would dock for liberty. He passed away MAR 2008.
Sellers, PerryNA1950 – 1954NAI am the Grand daughter of Perry Sellers and the Neice of Fred Sellers, both sailors of this mighty vessel. If anyone knew them or have pictures of them I would love to share it with their great grandbabies!! Thank you!!
Williams, John (Pat)Unknown1951 – 1953UnknownI am the graddaughter of John Patrick Williams, he is 77 now, served on the USS Shangri La from 1951-1953 Would love to someone or something to share with him! He talks about his Navy life constantly
Courtney, JamesYN2Apr 10, 1951 – May 15, 1952AWas incharge of Eng.Dept.Log Room during recommissing in 1951 at Hunters Point CA. Was on trip to Boston Nav.ShipYd for dry dock. Later sailed up and down East Coast for NavRes Polits to practice landing/take offs. Disch. Boston.
Melchionne, Michael MikeAD3Sep 1951 – Sep 1952after a month on board I was put on shore patrol in boston I was a driver on sp discharged fardo bldg. sept 1952 I lived ashore but was attached to the shangri-la
Northrup, NickAIRMANOct 1951 –ORDENANCENEED INFORMATION ON TEST TO REMOVE RADIO ACTIVITY
Thomas, Ralphmm1952 – 1954engine roomLooking for anyone that went to the north Atlantic on 1952-53 to do nuclear testing. Can't find any documentation of this experiment.
Hutchins, JamesLITHOGRAPHER 3RD CLASSJun 15, 1952 – Nov 15, 1952XTransffered with entire crew from USS Antietam, sailed through canal to Bremerton for decommisioning. We ended up crew of USS Yorktown CVA-10 recommisioning
Evans, Robert (Bob)RM3Jun 15, 1952 – Aug 31, 1952CRTAD out Boston during the Nuclear fallout tests
McMillian, Alfred Noel, Nickname "Mac"LT. CMDR1954 – Aug 8, 1958My Father was a night fighter pilot for the heavy attack plane called the A3D. He was killed in a terrible accident while at sea on August 8, 1958 off the coast of Formosa-Taiwan on training maneuvers during the Quemoy-Matsu Crisis. Any info please
Stafford, PaulBT-11954 – 1957Boiler RoomMy father always loved the Shangri- La and had the books for it. He loved the Navy and everything He was able to accomplish while he served.
Alvarez, FrankMM3Jul 1, 1954 – Jul 1, 1958A
Evans, LowellAB 3Jul 7, 1954 – Aug 17, 1957V4I would like to hear from anyone in this division.
Atkinson, James/jimMM3Sep 1954 – May 1956Mrespond by using ships name Thanks
Sharpe, HarleyABGOct 1954 – 1956V4
Heffernan, JoePETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS RD2Nov 1954 – Mar 1957Combat Information CenterI first reported to the ship when it was being overhauled in Bremerton, WA and later made San Diego its home port. I left the ship in the Philippines during its second Far East cruise and was discharge at Treasure Island, S.F. shortly thereafter.
Turner, ArthurANNov 1, 1954 – Sep 15, 1958V-!First tour of duty in USN. Greatest four years in my life. So I shipped over for Six years and became a LIFFER :-)))))))
Sikes, James2ND CLASS ENGDec 1954 – Oct 1956Engineering Emergency Diesel Gen
Wiggins, KennethMM 2Dec 5, 1954 – Jul 7, 1957mwas part of the recom crew in 1955

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