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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 644 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
Laythe, Robert1962 – 1963refueling
Shanks, JosephE-31962 – 1966V-1
Nemeth, CharlesPN31962 – 1964x divisiontransfered from VP7, NAS JAX in time to make Med Cruise.Remember Bill Yeager from Philadelphia, Pa. S. Ascani I think he was from Harrisburg, Pa. area. I'm presently living outside Philadelphia, Pa.
Ascani, Svano3rd class1962 – 1964AdminLooking for Emanuele Budinko
Petrucelli, MetroEM31962 – 1966E
Hamlin Jr, LawrenceE3Jan 25, 1962 – Sep 18, 1962B Division
Dotson, RichardL/CPLFeb 1962 – Feb 1964US Marine DetachmentLooking for old friend & shipmate, George Edward Michitsch III or other shipmates. Last I heard Eddie was in Arizona, but not listed in the directory.
Greech, George J.FTG2Feb 1962 – Nov 1963Fox DivisionServed with a great bunch of guys. Proud to have served with them. I was in charge of MK 25 radars and served as LPO for last 3 months of my tour.
Robin, CarlLance Corporal USMCFeb 7, 1962 – Aug 28, 1962Air DivisionMSgt John Hart assigned me to mess dauty the very first day aboard. My sailor workmates made duty in the scullery fun. But later working in the squadron metal shop above the hanger deck proved even better...
Dille, Tom profile icone3Feb 20, 1962 – Apr 8, 1963air division supportLast of the wood decks. Not a bad ship, just a little old.
Karstens, BobE3Apr 1962 – Jul 1965V3
St.pierre Norman, NormE-3Apr 5, 1962 – Nov 10, 1964S-6Boston ship yd---Canada---Two Med cruises
Branham, Sidney DonRM3Apr 10, 1962 – Mar 1964radioI would love to her from any old ship mates from CR division.
Haines, RoyFTG 3Apr 17, 1962 – Aug 31, 1966Fox
Cozad, MikeENMay 1962 – Mar 1963EOut of boot camp assigned to Shang already on Med cruise. Lucky to be picked for E div and became EM striker under Chief (or EM1?)Mullinex. Great guy! Assigned to DE-252 just prior to Gitmo shakedown from dry dock.
Schmidt, GeorgeE3Aug 1, 1962 – Aug 1, 19642ndWould like to hear from Bill Pullin, Pat McCormack
Hughes, Charles (Chuck)PN3Aug 1, 1962 – Feb 2, 1965Education & Training Office (Ships Company)Boarded Shang in Mayport, Fla., almost immediately began Med. Cruise. Would like to contact other shipmates, especially Charlie Karstens. Charlie and I shared great fun both onboard and in Jacksonville.
Lombardi, JohnE-3Aug 10, 1962 – May 25, 1964V-6worked contro tower
Sands, Matthew (Mj)SNAug 21, 1962 – Aug 20, 1964unknownMJ (Matthew) was my brother and used to tell me many tales about his time on the Shangri-La, among them how he was on duty when word came about President Kennedy's assassination. Unfortunately, MJ passed away Sep, 1989.
Williams, Larry (Willie)AC3Aug 28, 1962 – Feb 1, 1966OC2 Med Cruises, Shakedown Cruise in Gitmo, Worlds Fair, Quebec, Cannes Oil Spill, Brooklyn Yards, Discharged in Philly Yards. 3 years, 5 mos. 3 days. Lot of salt water under the hull. Many fine memories, and many fine shipmates. Fine ship.
Roddie, Dennismchine RepairSep 1962 – May 24, 1965B, AHad to have been the best time of my life for the most part. Would I do it again? Damn right I would
MacE, ThomasBM3Sep 1962 – 19661st
Bowling, JamesMM2Sep 17, 1962 – Jul 30, 1965MI made 1 N Atlantic,1 Carribean,3 Med cruises
Clifford, Carmen E-3Oct 1962 – Aug 19641stBoarded her in Brooklyn Naval Shipyard in drydock. Went to Mayport,and shake down, then 8 months 22 day MED cruise. I left her the day we got back in August 1964. She was a fine ship to sail on. Wish i could remember names of old shipmates.
Schaub, FredE 4 / Damage ControlmanOct 1962 – Feb 5, 1965RAny R Division people out there. 1962 - 1965
Ward, GilETN2 E5Oct 1962 – Apr 1966OE and OCLooking for Jerry Ferguson and Richard Button.
Mullins, Patao3Oct 14, 1962 – Jun 4, 1965g div.Looking for my shipmates 1962-1965
Clifford, CarmenE-3Nov 1962 – Aug 19641stWent aboard the Shang in Brooklyn Naval Shipyard. Being from a farm community in Kansas, I really didnt think something that huge could ever float. It was an eyeopening experience. Shakedown after the yard, 9 month med cruise
Chase, LarryQM3Nov 17, 1962 – Sep 18, 1964NavigationAlways looking for shipmates, lots of good memories
George, DanielADJ 31963 –Fighter Squadron F-8'sPlane Captian for F-8 212
Sutton, LloydRD 31963 – 1966OI Combat Information CenterI'm looking for a cruise book and arftifacts from the ship for years I served on the Shang. Also, would like to communicate with sailors in OI division, especially Ned Jaros.
Sutton, LloydPO 31963 – 1966OII am looking for shipmate Ned Jaros
Evans, JoeBT31963 – 1965B
Reilly, Walterairman appretice1963 – 1964Air terminal Mainside and Leeward Point
Pyles, RayRM31963 – 1966CRMain Comm Supvr & other assigned duties, like alot of you, some good, some not so. Returned home, went to PSU and taught woodworking, drafting, Drivers Ed 32 years. How you guys doing?
Humphrey, James HRM21963 – Oct 16, 1964CRCame onboard after ship overhaul in New Jersey, sailed to Homeport of Mayport, FL, then on to RefTra in Gtmo where I had been stationed at ComNavBase in CommCen. Enjoyed my tour, made one MedCruise, discharged 16 Oct 64
Williby, John StephenAB1963 – 1964ablooking for al green
Keefer, PhilipMM31963 – 1965M
Bernhardt, Martin / BernieABH3Mar 1963 – Oct 1964V3
Woody, TurkE4Mar 1, 1963 – Sep 1, 1965VA176
Cadden, Marymm2Mar 5, 1963 – Mar 6, 1965mIm looking for my father who i have never met he served at the holy loch in 1963-65 his name was Bowling
Morris, Donald(Don)L/CPLMar 20, 1963 – Feb 1, 1965mar deti would like to get in touch with any one i serve with
Janelle, DouglasRM2May 1963 – Oct 1966CRRemember GITMO/MED Cruises - Quebec and NY World's Fair - Cannes oil spill and collision with Perry
Watson, Harvey E. (Gene)_EM-3May 1963 – Feb 10, 1967E-3 MED CRUISES
Young, KenSK2May 1963 – Jun 1966S-1I worked primarily as the Supply Office yoeman. Would like to hear from former shipmates
Leone, VincentDK3May 20, 1963 – Aug 1964SupplyJoined the Shangri-La in 1963 and Joined the Tanner in NYC and left for Barrent Sea shortly after. Remember liberty in Scotland and Trompso, Norway and being swamped and being dead in the water in the North Atlantic.
Evans, JoeBT3Jun 1963 – Jun 1965BWould like to hear from old ship mates, especially RB Ketchum (Sugarland or Sugartown? TX)
Gantt, GeorgeRM2Jun 1963 – Aug 1966CRTwo Med Cruises, Visits to NY, Canada, countries along the Mediterranean Sea, the collision at sea with the Perry. Many memories that are remembered more fondly as the years pass.
Tilson, TeddyABHANJun 10, 1963 – Nov 15, 1967V-1CALL (910)470-2026
Sawyer, DonaldE3Jun 15, 1963 – Jun 1, 1965VF62 Plane CaptianMade one med cruise 1964
Garcia, PhilBM3Aug 1963 – Sep 1967Third Division
Tilley, CarlE-3Aug 1963 – Sep 29, 1964Fuel Crewrefueld all aircraft and ships holding tanks
Hurley, BobRM3Aug 10, 1963 – Sep 16, 1966CRlooking for CR Div members from 63-66...
Reczek, Walter (Reject)QM2Aug 15, 1963 – Oct 22, 1965NavigationBest duty that i was assigned too!
Rose, LeonardabhanAug 23, 1963 – Aug 1965V1
Burdett, DennisSNSep 1963 – Jun 1965X
Ash, WilliamAirmanSep 1963 – Jul 1965V2Good times
Munk, DougFTG-2Sep 1, 1963 – Dec 18, 1966FOXI had a great job. Ran the target designation system. Basically a one man job, with my own space. Old equip., but it WORKED.
Baxter, DavidABE3Sep 1, 1963 – Aug 30, 1966V-2HERE'S TO YESTERDAYS WE'LL NEVER SEE AGAIN.
Barrientos, Manuel (Jr.)BM3Sep 11, 1963 – Jan 15, 1965SecondWas in 2nd div til '65 when I was assigned to CCD-6 as Admirals Barge Cox'n. Made two Med Cruises during this period.Served with a great bunch of guys, BM3 Spealman, BM3 Cravons, BM3 Whitehead, BM1 Cervantes, BM1 Halmagy. and many others
Tilley, Carl ( Hauncho )E-3Sep 30, 1963 – Aug 30, 1964A/C FUEL-DeckThe Shang was my first duty after boot camp from Illinois and the first time I had ever seen a ship,I was placed on the Air craft fueling crew,we were part the Cuban Blockade, then to the Mediteranium for 11 mos.and back to Mayport, Fla.
Egan, Thomas H.HM3Oct 5, 1963 – Jul 15, 1965H
Mincemoyer, Robert (Bob)ADJ2Nov 1963 – Feb 14, 1966V-6Saw alot of the world when on the Shang
Gonnella, JohnSFP3 (Shipfitter - Pipe)Nov 1963 – Oct 30, 1964RI joined the ship in Rota Spain and enjoyed the Med cruise. I managed to attend Christmas Mass at the Vatican and later visit my Grandfather's birth place when we were in Rapallo.
Brandt, PerryJO3Dec 1963 – Nov 1964XLeading PO of Public Information Office

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