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USS Tarawa (CV 40) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Tarawa (CV 40). 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 135 crew members registered for the USS Tarawa (CV 40).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1951 | 1952 – 1955 | 1956 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Ogden, LewisBT21956 – 1960B
Condra, JerryBT21956 – 1960B
Green, JosephE1956 – 1959BTLooking for any stories or pictures of my dad during his time on the Tarawa (CV 40). (Nicknames: Joe, Joey, Sonny boy number 4, Issac?)
Zipf, Richardseaman1956 – 1958V1Interested in knowing if anyone from Repair 8..years 1956 to 1958 are available to contact me...I now reside in Maui.
Larsh, GeorgeSK31956 – 1958S-1Would like to contact K Hartnet
Flohr, Louis James LjSEAMANJan 1, 1956 – Jun 8, 1958BOAT
Ogden, LewisBT2Apr 1956 – 1960BIn #3 Fireroom
Kerekesh, Steve3RD CLASS P.O.Apr 10, 1956 – Jun 19, 1958Arresting GearHad a great time
Padgett, Woodrow (Woody)FIREMANJun 1956 – Aug 1958Ai was in the steamheat gang also the hydrolic gang
Dunkerton, HarryRadarman first classOct 3, 1956 – Apr 1, 1959OImost memorable 1958 cruise to South Atlantic. Met with a ship west coast which fired atomic rockets into stratosphere to test the disrujption of communications from atomic explosion. got to see RIO WOW!
Bryant, LarryANNov 1956 – Apr 1960V3I couldn't wait to get out of the Navy, now I would like to do it over again. I really had a good 3 1/2 years at sea. In the last 3 years have contacted over 20 shipmates from V3 Division. Anyone wanting a list contact me.
Simacek, FrankAT31957 – 1958VAW-12 Air Group
Stokes, EugeneE31957 – 1959BOATLIKE TO NO IF THERE ARE MORE MEN FROM THE BOAT DIV. HEAR THANKS
Queensberry, FloydAN1957 – 1957ordianceLooking for crew from VS32 submarine squadron. Contact me @ rhondagay@verizon.com
Lennon, Charles/chuckFireman 3rd class1957 – 1959BFireman in fireroom 3, 1957-59 Nickname: Whitey (this put in by son) Had fun! sweating like hell ; would like to hear from others .
Behr, FredETN2Feb 1957 – Jan 1960Electronics RepairSailed from Arctic Circle to within 10 miles of Antarctic Circle. Visited Holland, England, Virgin Islands, Brazil and Cuba. Got Shellback during IGY ('58). Anybody remember these? Very interesting being onboard!
Demko, ReynoldMM3 P-1Jun 10, 1957 – May 13, 1960M#2 engine room
Gomez, LouisairmanJul 3, 1957 – Jul 2, 1959v-6looking for somebody in my division v-6 between 1957-60.
Rusk, ThomasRd3Aug 1957 – Jul 1959OIDoes anyone know "Killer" or Red Jones or Hosh o'Connor? I was a radar man. Hello Ronald Alley! Johnny Church, are you still out there? Daisy bro, where are you?
Thurman, DavidAC31958 – 1959AIR OPS - CCAI spent my last year in the Navy aboard CVS-40 - it was a wonderful experience.
Anderson, Lance (Andy)SEAMAN FST CLASSJan 10, 1958 – May 17, 1960Gunners mate-ArmoryLooking for anyone who knows if there has been a reunion and if one might be in the works. Would like to hear from anyone who has any info.
Ward, Lester profile iconSM2Apr 1958 – May 13, 1960OS DivisionWas the last sailor off on decommissioning day May 13,1960. Brought down the commission pennant to the skipper on the pier.Retired after 20 years in 1973! Was an over the road trucker for 20 more years.
Ware, ReubenYN2May 16, 1958 – Apr 1, 1960ORI thought the duty on the USS Tarawa was great and met a lot of really great guys. One of my best buddies was J.C.Carrouthers who was a medic in sickbay. I was assigned to the crypto center.
Santosucci, RonaldSMSNSep 1958 – Jan 1960osOriginally came aboard as undesignated rm but was "bumped" into signal gang because of designated rm striker.
Bransky, BradanSep 1, 1958 – Jun 1, 1960v2Although the info says I was in V2, I transferred to sick bay in preparation for going to"Corps" school in '60 and left the ship from dry dock in Philly in 6/ 60.Sorry, but I don't remember a corpsman named "Carruthers".
Payne, AshworthSNSep 15, 1958 – Mar 18, 19601STLooking for anyone who was on the CVS 40 1956-60
Copple, BobAIRMANOct 1, 1958 – May 14, 1960V1 Flight DeckThat was a very exciting experience for a young guy, I wasn't too fond of the air temp. in the North Atlantic, but I did enjoy Providence. After decomissioning I went aboard the Intrepid in Norfolk, also V1 Div. Best wishes to ex shipmate
Dr. Bransky, BradHM3Oct 1, 1958 – Jun 1, 1960vs and sick bayI was in v2 division as hook runner. maintained arresting gear and worked catapults. I transfered to the medical department until the ship (CVS 40) was decomissioned in Philly. From there I went to Hospital Corpsschool
Morgan, William R. "Bill" profile iconAIRMAN1959 – 1960ABAviation Boatswains mate till ship was decommisioned, Tansferred to U. S. S. Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42
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Blount, EddieLTJan 29, 1959 – May 20, 1960EngineeringServed as MPA for Al Gallant
Morin Jr., Joseph Roland profile iconSAJun 26, 1959 – Jan 15, 19602NDFirst time aboard the Tarawa CVS-40- June 1959 and stayed on her until she was decommissioned in Jan of 1959 then Transferred to the USS Wasp CVS-18 in April of 1960 . Then Transferred back to my reserve unit.
Eno, Robert (Bob)AESep 1959 – 1960V6in charge of Flight deck power Took my 53 Chev on ship to Phila
Foster, StevenFiremanSep 1959 – May 1960MMWas aboard until decommissioned in May of 1960, then was transferred to the USS Howard W Gilmore, AS-16 in Charlestown, SC.. Discharged in June of 1961, went back home to Iowa...
Mulderig, KevinLT.Nov 1967 – Dec 1, 1967v-5Looking for anyone who remembers Ed Latham--BT (56 to 60).

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