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USS Lake Champlain (CV 39) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CV 39). 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 204 crew members registered for the USS Lake Champlain (CV 39).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – 1957 | 1958 – 1960 | 1961 – 1963 | 1964 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Graham, Jack DouglasJan 1, 1942 – Dec 31, 1945
Thompson, ElmerGUNNER\\\'S MATE 2ND CLASS1943 – 1944I am the granddaughter of Elmer Thompson looking to be in contact with anyone who knew him or knew of him as I am trying to learn about his life. He served on the USS Helena CL-50 before it sunk, then served on the CV-39.
Cottrell, JesseTorpedomen's mate(V) third class v6 usnrApr 20, 1943 – Dec 18, 1945torpedomenMy dad loved his ship and time aboard. Unfortunately he passed in Nov. 09. as his daughter I still enjoy learning anything I can about the ship he was stationed aboard and about shipmates.
Keenan, James JosephSeaman 1st classJul 8, 1943 – Dec 7, 1945unknownThis is my father. He was a plank-owner on the USS Lake Champlain CV-39 and served in the USN until 1945. I do not know much at all about his term of service.
Gleason, ThomasGM31944 – 1945US NavyEnjoyed the Magic Carpet, Havana and the 40mm's. Happy to have served on this great ship!
Yeago, JoeABM31944 – 1946Flight DeckPlank Owner, Served as Skippers Driver,Good Deal. Had charge of eight tractors and 4 Jeeps, used to spot aircraft. Had great offficers aboard. Would love to hear from some of the crew (flight deck) or anyone else that remembers me,
Chaffin, GoodloeEnsign1944 – 19461035
Welch, WilliamS/1 Quartermaster1944 –NavigationI'm a plank owner. Looking for shipmates/Navigation Dept.
Errington, LeonSeaman 1st Class1944 – 1946US Navy In memory of our Father who pasted away 2-15-2011. Plank owner and did film developing. Would love to know more.
Ulrich, FrankSHIPFITTER 3RD CLASSJan 29, 1944 – Dec 29, 1945I am putting my fathers name on htis list as a tribute to him he is now deceased if you remember him or have any questions please feel free to contact me John Ulrich
Scherf, TomMR3Apr 20, 1944 – Jul 14, 1962A Divison Machine shopI remember steering the ship, shooting the five inch gun at GQ watching the planes take off and land the space craft recovery and the Cuban missle blockaid and when President Kennedy was killed. and my shop buddies.
Mahony, OwenQM3/CSep 1944 – Jan 1946communicationsServed as helmsman and signaling during Atlantic trips including the Magic Carpet Run
Gantt, Sr., Thomas (Tom)S1CSep 1, 1944 – 1946V1HCommand - Served with the 6th Fleet: Attended Great Lakes Training Center - Company 1765; Trained on the USS Core (CVE-13) Served on the USS Lake Champlain (CV-39);
Cavanagh, Thomas (Tom)FM-3Oct 1, 1944 – Jan 6, 1946AFIREMEN THRID CLASS AND DID NOT LIKE THE FISH SMELLS ON FRIDAY.
Kirk, Frank Donald 'Don'PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASSNov 1944 – 1946AerographyIt's been a long, long time...
Curl Jr., Vernon B.ELECTRICIAN\'S MATENov 2, 1944 – Dec 1945Made maiden voyage and is an original plank owner. Had to change tower lights after ship was attacked and repair electrical wires for planes to see landing area made it to Va with a hole in the hull. Have Ship's bulletin describing events
Nida, Lester (Rabbit)S1.CDec 10, 1944 – Jun 12, 1946V4FPlank owner, Made liberty in Santaigo, Cuba while on shakedown. Ship jeep driver. All trips on the magic carpet run. Liberity in South Hampton, London England and Naples Italy.
Davis, William (Hobbie)CWO1945 – 1945I just read a letter sent from my Grandfather to his brother. He was in D.C at Naval Intel about to take the maiden on the USS LC. He was from Gainesville Texas. He passed late 1968.
Collins, DannyS1cJan 1, 1945 –DeckMy Grandfather was Gunner's Mate S1c Clay Edward Collins. He served aboard in late 1944/45. He was killed in an accident in 1948 so I never knew him. Looking for anyone that might have known him.
Leckie, Blake (Abe)SEAMAN 1ST CKASSApr 1945 – Jun 1946NAm looking fo shipmates who might remember me. Also Looking for John Bowman who was from Phidelphia at the time.
Cooper, TomAO2CJun 1945 – 1946Plank member
Moore, Harold1st Class Petty Officer1947 – 1953Aircraft RefulerRefuled aircraft. Also repired fuling station was in the Korean WAR Lost best friend on ship.
Bible, FredAD3Jan 1, 1951 – Jan 1, 1953OLI was there with LT Batten in OL Division and served until 1953. If anyone remembers me and would like to get in touch, I can be reached at 252-221-2154. I would be happy to speak with you.
Mahlstedt, RobertAIRMAN1952 – 1954Boarded Ship in Florida to Guantanamo Bay to Norfolk to Athens through Suez to Celyon to Yosaka Japan To Korean Coast to Singapore and home at end of war. Friends of Eddie Waranuk Airman 3rd Class, Ernest Fry Airman.
Castiglione, William/billF.M.1952 – 1953BThis was my father. He died in 1961. I really didn't know him and thought maybe one of you guys would remember him
Langkil, GeraldGM-2-C1952 – 1953Fox
Moore, Tom1952 – 1954S-1PRE-COMMISSIONING DETAIL--- PUT THE CHAMP IN COMMISSION, AND TOOK HER TO KOREA AND BACK. THE BEST SHIP, WITH A GREAT CREW. JOIN THE CHAMP ASS'N. YOU CAN GOOGLE THE ASS'N. FAIR WINDS,AND FOLLOWING SEAS.
Jones, Bill J1952 –
Jones, DickETR 21952 – Nov 1953OERecommisioning through armistis. I remember Mike Jones if this is MH jones. Part of Task Force 77. Off OO Long Do Island when Arm at twelve noon. In CIC as Korean planes flew over ship at 1318 hours. Every gun on them.
Cook, Alexander (Al)AD31952 – Jun 1954V2I posted a world map on metal shop bulkhead. we kept a log of location day by day. Write me for printable copy via e-mail. I'm a retired Realtor and live in Florida. Look me up on Facebook
Santivasci, Bill? Not sure1952 – 1954I'm not sureThis is my father, he told me was on this ship around the time of Korean War...he was part of fire crew and his brother John Santivasci was a commander or something
Maier, BonnieCHAMPLAINJan 31, 1952 – Jan 31, 1958
Wilson, HarryRD3Apr 1952 – Sep 1954OI
Horinka, Richard(Hinks The Jinxs)AirmanApr 26, 1952 – Dec 4, 1953Fighter Squadron 62(VF_62) Cag 4 US 7th FleetOne of the most memorable experiences of my life.I've been trying to find air combat films of the squadron during the Korean cruise but it seems like we never existed.Have attended many of our reunions .
Jones, MikeET3Jun 1952 – Dec 1952OE
Van Patten Jr., BillAIRMANJun 20, 1952 – Apr 4, 1953Pri-FlyOn pre-commissioning det Worked in Pri-Fly with Dingfield. Cdr Rowe, and LtCdr Kilgore. Sat up the hobby shop for the Korean cruise. I was transferred off in 53 to work at Norfolk Naval Air, FASON 3 as an instrumentman (watchmakere).
Berovik, Clement AE2Jul 29, 1952 – Jul 29, 1952ElectronicsAircraft electronics 2nd class, sailed to Republic of South Korea during Korean War. Worked on all aviation instruments.
Milewski, Vincent (Ski) profile iconFT1Sep 1952 – Feb 1955fox
Lindstrom, Donald Nelson, Lindyseaman?Sep 1, 1952 – Apr 1, 1955not sureDad died on Easter 2009, but was aboard this ship from 1952-1955....and worked in the mail room...he was only 18 at the time but the experience changed his life and put him through college when he came home
Printy, John (Jack)AO2Nov 1952 – Dec 1953VF-22Made shakedown and Korean War cruise
Joss, DonaldADANNov 1952 – Jan 1954Parachute LoftA really big part of my life. Was aboard during the Korea cruise.

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