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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 635 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
Hunsinger, DeanAOAN1960 – 1961g
Likens, RobertYN31960 – May 1963Xworked in personnel, education and training and last assignment was in captain's office. Served under captains Houck and Rynd. Was captain's talker on bridge during sea, anchor details. Many fond memories of Shang.
Brashears, JohnAN1960 –VF-62Was on NATO cruse 1960...My first time at sea...Then back to Cecil Field with our F8u's
Janse, E. J. (John)AN/E-3 (UNDER ACHIEVER)1960 – 1961V-2 (catapults) and lots of mess cookingAlso served at NAAS Whiting Fld, Milton, FL late '58 into '60. Mess cooking, Security, Crash Crew, VT-2. Mess cooking seemed to be a theme, however, went back to school and eventually ended up in the Coast Guard; retired as a LCDR/O4.
Wallace, BobRD21960 – 1962OIRound the horn in 1960
Jaffarian, Ronald1960 –IM RONALDS GRAND DAUGHTER. LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MAY REMEMBER HIM. OR ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE COPIES OF CRUISE BOOK. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON!!! THANKS!
Petrucci, JoesephRD31960 – 1962
Roate, Chesterbt 41960 – Oct 23, 1964b divisioni would like to know where richard rodeffer is now.
Nichols, Bobby (Nick) profile iconE31960 – 1962Operation Control (OC)Looking for old buddies! Especially Ronald Gene Coda from Kansas.
Moran, Francis (Bugs Moran)EM31960 – May 8, 1962EI transferred from the BIG "O" to the SHANGE when she left the west coast for the east coast around the HORN.
Avens, Kenneth (Beak)ABE 3Jan 1, 1960 – Sep 26, 1963V-2 Catipults and Arresting GearI am looking for James (Smitty) Smith.
Hood, William/billRM3Jan 1, 1960 – Nov 1960ORInterested in knowing if any old shipmates are still alive
Moran, Francis (Bugs)EM 3Mar 1960 – May 1962E SHOP &GENERATORS)TRANSFERRED OFF THE USS ORISKANY FOR THE TRIP AROUND THE HORN.IN CONTACT WITH JOHN R.BARTON WHO LOST HIS FINGER WHILE GREASING THE AFTER EVAPORATORS MOTORS.LOOKING FOR MEEKS,KEN HARRINGTON,DEAN,AL TURTINO AND ANY OTHERS THAT I SHARED THE SEA WITH.
Thompson, Jerrye3Mar 1960 – Oct 13, 1961s3
Turull, Juan JQM2May 12, 1960 – Jun 10, 1962NavigationWhile staioned on board the Shangrila, I made 2 Med cruises, one overhaul period at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and a trip around Cape Horn. When I left the Shang, I was a QM3, then went to MSTS Atlantic where I became a QM2.
Biles, FrankAE2May 15, 1960 – May 20, 1961VF-13Let me hear
Bain, DickDK3May 15, 1960 – Jul 14, 1961S4Was Disbursing Clerk for CAG-10, Working with ship's Company. Looking for DK's Bud Branyon & Bobby Goolsby, just to say hello. Also any other DK's aboard at the time.
Legear, Ralph (Geno)E-3Jun 1960 – Jun 1962OI CICLoking for Leroy Ficher, Wallace, Spencer
Legear, Ralph (Geno)E-3Jun 15, 1960 – Jun 8, 1962OI CICI've been looking for you guys for years. What a supprise. Wife stumbled onto this site looking for our son's ship pictures. He is a Commandor on the CVN-71 TR...
Legear, Ralph (Geno)SEAMAN E-3Jun 20, 1960 – Jun 8, 1962OI CICJust saw the names of two of my buddies, Leroy Fischer & Waldo Wallace both RD2. I have tried to locate these guys for years. You guys are in my thoughts every day. I've told my boys and wife about you guys for years and here you are.
Barton, JamesEM2Jul 1, 1960 – Jun 28, 1963E
Carthel, JimSEAMANJul 1, 1960 – Feb 6, 19623rdI made North Atlantic cruise with a stop in South Hampton, England. Med Cruise with port of calls in Gibralter, Barcelona, Cannes, Naples, Rhodes, Greece, Malta and Istanbul. Would like to hear from anyone serving 3rd division 1960-62.
Bobko, JohnRD3Jul 16, 1960 – Jun 1, 1961OI
Kotlowski, Anthony Carl / Ski BoRD3Aug 1960 – Sep 1961OI
Vardaro, Felix (Fil)AME 3Aug 17, 1960 – Jan 2, 1962Air group VF-13
Rossini, WilliamE-3Aug 19, 1960 – Feb 9, 19633
Johnson, AmosEM/3Sep 15, 1960 – May 18, 1964EWould like to contact other crew mates from 1960 to 1964
Geryszewski, Edward (Ski)SMSNOct 1960 – Sep 1963CS DivisionI was a signalman. One of my buddies was Ken Wolf who was from McKeesport Pennsylvania. We weight lifted in the ship's forecastle. I'd love to hear from him.
Holbrook, RichardAIRMANOct 1, 1960 – Jun 1, 1962v1my twin brother bob and i were on board at same time.picture in issue of nave times for six sets of brithers in just v1div.
Umlauf, Gerald/"Jerry"AIRMANOct 10, 1960 – Dec 7, 1962V4Retired from Corporate Life. Living in Williston Park, L.I., NY and enjoying life.
Shore, John JrSkOct 10, 1960 – Nov 11, 1962S1. SupplyLike to locate marine sgt Jim Frazier and otherbert Williams e5 Johnny wells aviation stores
Forker, Samuel profile iconSh2Nov 14, 1960 – Aug 14, 1964S3Worked in ship stores office
Franz, RobertQM3Dec 10, 1960 – Apr 12, 1962NAVIGATION
Julian, LarryE-4 Pt3Dec 30, 1960 – Sep 14, 1964OPWish I could remember the name of my division officer. I believe he was an lt. jg. He was a MUSTANGER. Not too many of them that I know of. Was quite the man. Seemed like he was more of a father, than naval officer. Reme
Poorman, Kenneth R.MU31961 – 1962FlagServed on the Shangri La CVA-38 out of Mayport for a few months with ComCarDiv 4, Unit Band #194, www.kenpoorman.com
Campbell, David J1961 – 1962V-4
Schoolcraft, Richard (Rit)AMS-21961 – 1965CAG-10 / VF-62Flightdeck Troubleshooter
Holtgrave, DennisAerographer1961 – 1964Navy
Lemaire, Raywood (Frenchie}BT21961 – 1963B Division
Laperriere, DanPO21961 – Aug 15, 1965B
Cutchin, Oscar (Henery Hayseed)AO31961 – 1965Guided Missle Division (Gunnery,Ships Company)Luckey to volunteer for GM division aboard the Shang. Have good friends & good Officers but have lost contact with some of them & some have passed.
Hammond, DonABE-31961 – Sep 27, 1963V-2 Arresting GearGreat ship for my nearly 3 years
Henry, JimFT21961 – Jun 28, 1963FoxMy time on board the Shang turned out to be wonderful start to what has been a great life.
Dixon, StephenGMT 21961 – 1964Nuclear WeaponsThe Mighty Shang.. I was on board for 3 Med Cruises. We were in Dry Dock in Brooklyn New York and the Nuclear Weapons Division was transferred to the USS Lexington at the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Nelson, William Nelliemm21961 –ship service generatorsworked with great group of guys john goodrich was my best man at wedding
Gleason, LarryABF3Apr 9, 1961 – Nov 20, 1962Served in V-4 Div. Fuels. Med Cruise, Mayport,Norfolk and to yards in Brooklyn,
Gleason, LarryABF3Apr 9, 1961 – Nov 25, 1962V-4 Avaition Fuels
Juneau, Joel profile iconSEAMAN E-3May 3, 1961 – Jun 5, 1962AVIATION SUPPLYI WOULD LIKE CONTACT SOME OF MY SHIPMATES.
Taylor, William profile iconSeamanJun 1961 – Aug 23, 1963S-3One of the best times I ever had, would gladly do it again.
Chase, GaryRD3Jun 1961 – Jul 1962OILeft ship for GTMO for the Cuban Missile Crisis, Left Navy 1966, video systems design engineer in broadcast and Intel community.
Raykowski, RonMRFNJun 8, 1961 – Oct 8, 1963E Division
Morrissey, Terry (T.j.)BM3Jun 14, 1961 – Feb 5, 19651ST DIV
Newman, TomHM3Jul 1961 – Jul 1963special servicesEnded up being the libarian for the hosp. Great duty.
Alexandre, Gary R.E 3Aug 22, 1961 – Aug 21, 1963V 2
Sage, RichardBT3Aug 30, 1961 – Sep 1, 1963B# 4 fireroom
Wilkes, JackSK3Sep 1961 – May 1963S-1I think I had the best job on the ship. I learned more in the Navy than I learned in college.
Morgan, LynnBT2Sep 1961 – May 1966BANYONE IN B DIV. E-MAIL ME FOR TEL #
Karstens, CharlesBM3Sep 1, 1961 – Jul 10, 19651st
Kuttruff, ChuckRDSNOct 1961 – Sep 13, 1963OI
Theisen, MichaelEM1Oct 11, 1961 – Nov 13, 1966ESome of the best time in my life lot of great memory but getting dimmer all the time.
Wolf, Kennethsm3Oct 15, 1961 – Jul 15, 1965signalman
Chambers, CharlesSK3Nov 12, 1961 – Aug 14, 1964W Division
Von Tetzlaff, Arthur (Bones)USS SHAGRI-LANov 27, 1961 – May 1, 1965GMSpent almost 4 years aborad the Shang Lt Mitchell was the best Division Officer on the Ship LCR Thornton was ok for USNR GM Dision was the best Division on the ship My Mates were Osterman ,Cutchin, Skarby, Myers Smyth,White,Bryant
Manson, DarrylAB E4Dec 10, 1961 – Jan 15, 1963

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