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USS Coral Sea (CV 43) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Coral Sea (CV 43). 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 858 crew members registered for the USS Coral Sea (CV 43).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1959 | 1960 – 1963 | 1964 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Jarboe, JeffAT Petty Officer Second Class1960 – 1962V 6Why is this ship listed as CV? I seem to remember it was CVA.
Watkins, Bobae31960 – 1962v6looking for old friends
Jarboe, JeffreyAviation Electronics Technician Second Class 1960 – 1962V6
Yates, BerylAK1Jan 1960 – Aug 1963S6Would love to talk with shipmates of that time.
Thornburgh, CharlesRM2Jan 1960 –OR divison
Williams, James/willie/AMS-2Jan 1, 1960 – Jul 1, 1963V-6
Monaco, MontyAMS3Jan 10, 1960 – May 6, 1963V3. V6The greatest years of my life and too young to know it. So many fond memories crammed into just 3 years. What glorious years and places & experiences all of us shared as young sailors ....places in memory only.
Perott, CharlesABF3Jan 15, 1960 – Jul 18, 1963V-4MADE 2 WEST PAC CRUISES ON THE CARRIER.
Miller, Bruce MillerFIREMANFeb 13, 1960 – Jun 15, 1962B
Kelley, PjBM 3Feb 20, 1960 – Feb 20, 1964FirstStraight from boot San Diego company 104 server entire hitch on board
Caccia, Stephen W. Jr (Shirley) profile iconwidow of seamanCacciaSep 15, 1960 – Aug 17, 1964Electronics (radio man)Steve had friends on Enterprise, Ranger and Midway. He died October 6,2003 and until recently I didn't know how to notify them...This is good way Thanks Everyone for serving your country during Viet Nam and since.
Kuykendall, MelvinE-3 E-4Nov 1960 – Mar 1963Oi
Copeland ,sr., GeorgeSeamonDec 5, 1960 – Jul 12, 1963NHillis You was my Best Man at my Wedding
Evans, Joe BobAirman / Seaman1961 – 1965GYrs Aboard: 1961-65 (9month Moffett Field) Alameda, Ca 7th Fleet From: Eldorado, AR (flew out of little rock, boot camp san diego) Golden Shellback USS Coral Sea Equator Crossing Currently lives in Kentuck
Barham, GeneBoilerman1961 –BT2
Amarias, AlanEn31961 – Aug 13, 1962A
Christian, DavidBT 2Feb 1961 – Sep 1964BGreat Ship, sorry to see her scarped. Would like to hear form any ship mates.
Pruitte, GeorgeE2-E5Apr 15, 1961 – Jan 11, 1965G & V6Looking for David Berry and guys from V6 electronic shop 63-64 Remember being stuck in the mud? SF bay
Zuniga, JoeAQF-2May 1961 – Feb 9, 1966VF-151Lost my plane over the side during heavy seas coming back from west pac. broke my leg jumping out.
Manriquez, ArnoldBM3May 10, 1961 – Dec 19643RD. DIV.I would like to thank all my ship mates especialy little ROD & Marcelino My stockton Cal. buddies thanks for all the good times we all had. I would also like to thank BM2 Hardy & BM2 Bittle for the chance to be a BM3.
Overmier, RobertFTG-3Jun 15, 1961 – Oct 29, 1964Fox2 Westpac cruises Weapons W for excellence
Armstrong, TroyFN(E-3)Jun 30, 1961 – Jun 24, 1965fireman marineMy name is Adam Troy Armstrong I am Troy Armstrong oldest son. I'm adding my dad's name so it will show on here in honer of his memory. He passed away in 2004 from heart problems.
Beistline, BillyABEANAug 1961 – Apr 1964V2Golden Shellback on trip to Sydney. Looking for Bob Bowden from V4 divison same years.
Harr, JamesCS-3Sep 1961 – Jul 29, 1965X Division and S-2 DivisionThe Coral Sea was my family. I was 17 then grew up on board that ship. I was a DJ for KCVA radio and went into S Division following Sydney Australia as a CS-3 I still miss those good-ol-days!
Morley, Chuck (Clm)QM3Sep 15, 1961 – Aug 10, 1963NavigationI'm currently retired, living in Wichita,KS, after working for a Electric Utility for 44 years. My wife and I travel around the USA in a 40 foot motor home and spend the winter in Fort Myers, FL.
Bush, EddieSNDec 1961 – Nov 1963VAH-22 West Pac cruises. Favorite port - Sydney, cruise of '63. Became a "Golden Shellback" that same year. Puckett, jumped overboard, never found.
Gates, IrvinFNDec 1961 – Aug 27, 1962EWorked in Reefers 1st three months after that worked out of Elect. Shop.
Gay, Jerry L.SN1962 – 1964OIGreat trip to Sydney, Australia. Became a Golden Shellback on my first deployment. All future line crossings were GREAT !!
Morgan, John3RD CLASS PETTY OFFICER1962 – 1965VF 151
Knippel, DonaldRadarman - 3rd Class1962 – 1964OI
Mai, John profile iconIC31962 – 1966E DivisionIC3, SP Shop, Movie Booth, Motor Rewind Shop, PLAT Crew, KCVA Disc-Jockey .. Great Duty - 3 WestPac .. Mustered out in January, 1966 .. Settled in San Jose, Calif, SJState Grad, IBM Retiree .. JohnColby61Mai@yahoo.co
Santos, ClementeE-5. ABE21962 – 1984V-2We Sailed the World in , 83, Best of times , " CAT2" V-2, thanks "BOATS"
Smith, ThomasMM1Apr 8, 1962 – Aug 4, 1965M
Costa, Eugene (Gene)FNJun 14, 1962 – May 18, 1967A Div YeomanLooking to find old buddies that remember Subic, Hong Kong, Okinowa
Shook, WayneGMT3Jun 18, 1962 – May 10, 1964W (SWU)My first ship. I'll never forget her.
Benson, StevenAIRMANOct 22, 1962 – Oct 22, 1964V-2 arresting gearCurrently live in the greater Seattle area.
Givens, Eddie (Greenie)Seaman1963 – 1964OIGolden Shellback Great cruise to Australia
Keesee, RossE31963 – 1966Operations Intelligence
Kowal, GarryABF31963 – 1967V4Looking for old shipmates
Darkus, ThomasDT21963 – 1964D Div. DentalReenlisted from USNAG Chin Hae, Korea and direct to Coral Sea; vacation cruise Australia, Hong Kong, all over Japan; Golden Shellback. Under the Golden Gate on date of JFK's burial. Good times/bad times. [DTCS, ret.]
Hoffman, Robert (Bud)JO1Mar 1963 – Sep 1964XI was in the Public Affairs Office producing the at-sea newsletter as well as DJ on KCVA radio. Had crossed the date line earlier but enjoyed becoming Golden Shellback. Sydney, Yokosuka, all great ports.
Williams, HaroldE5Mar 10, 1963 – Jan 13, 1972S2Fond memories, I really grew into manhood on this Ship and the guys are still fresh in my mind. I have made some contacts since joining this association.
Haselius, Elroy "porky"SFP 2Mar 15, 1963 – Sep 15, 1966RThe Coral Sea was my first ship during my short stay in the Navy, had alot of good times and bad, but mostly good.
Stedman, RichardSNApr 1963 – Jun 19641stWaited on the pier for hours for her to show up. She finally made it. I found out later that She was stuck on a sandbar in the bay.
Evans, HermanSRApr 17, 1963 – Apr 13, 1973Stock Clerk
Sowell, JimATR2Sep 1963 – Oct 1967V3 and V6Four years as ships company as an Airdale! Hot and sweaty berthing spaces. The 1st 6 months were most interesting days of my life. The last 6 months were the longest days of my life.
Uecker, MarvinSa to BmcOct 6, 1963 – Jul 30, 19661sthad a great tIme met great friends and loved Subac Bay
Briggs, MoeCS 3Oct 24, 1963 – Aug 31, 1967S 2A great ship and crew. A good place for a young man to "grow up".

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