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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 871 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
Hess, WallaceE-31964 – 1967OEI was in OE division and then in the deck division
Lockard, Fred profile iconAN1964 – 1967VI , B , V3Looking for ship mates who remember me from these divisions and time frame.
Cunningham, AndrewICFN1964 – 1965EngineeringOnboard less than a year, hated carrier duty! Transferred to NavNuc Mare Island, returned to Vietnam on the Repose AH-16. Still sad to see CVA-43 in the Philadelphia scrap yard .
Snyder, HollywoodE41964 – 1972MunitionsI'm looking for anyone who remembers John Hollingsworth I'm his daughter. I'm the E4. I don't know his rank. I'm having difficulties with getting him into the VA system
Krushe, RonaldQM2Jan 1964 – Jun 1966NAVIGATIONREPORTED ABOARD AS SN DEPARTED A QM2 RETIRED 1/82 A QMC. I WAS THE LPO THAN. RAN AROUND WITH A BM2, ( SHIVETS) (ms) HE RAN THE PAINT LOCKER 64/65 WOULD LIKE TO FIND HIM.
Dion, MikeBMSNJan 7, 1964 – Jun 30, 19671stGrew up onboard her. I was 17 when I walked up the Officer's gang plank one dark and cold Bay Area night. The Ensign chuckled as I reported onboard and said, "Sorry, but the next time, you have to go to the aft end".
Williams Jr, Howard GAAFeb 1964 – Feb 1966V 1 /FLY 1
Bianco, FranPO3Feb 1964 – Sep 1969WestPac S-2 This is Frank's daughter, he passed away in '07. I'm looking for anyone that can share more memories of my father with me so I may pass them on to my children. We love to keep his legacy alive. Thank you & God Bless.
Smith, James A. (Smitty)EM3Feb 1964 –engineering E divisionElectrician, served during the rolling thunder, the first strike into north viet nam, largest war air strike since korea. it was a very hot cruse, good and bad times, liked aft steering watches(air cond).
Stedman, RichardSNFeb 1, 1964 – Jul 20, 19651stHad a gret time on board. Looking for David J. Chase.
Rhodes, JimHNMar 1, 1964 – Mar 1, 1965Hospital Corpsman
Kelso, Billy Randall (Randy) profile iconAQF2Apr 1, 1964 – Jul 27, 1966VF-154
Jones, George H. JonesHM2May 1964 – Feb 18, 1966HI would love to hear from anyone who served in H division during that time.
Schoff, Robert 'Dave'SNMay 1964 – Jun 19, 1967OE
Gudgel, RossAO-3May 1, 1964 – Jul 7, 1966GStarted on forward assembly (mess) deck. Moved to Ordnance Control Information Coordinator under direction of Lt. Broomhead for '65 Vietnam tour working out of a re-purposed small arms magazine on the forward Hang. Bay.
Fraser, JoeSKCSJun 10, 1964 – Jun 10, 1966S-1
Jackson, LesJO3Jun 20, 1964 – Jun 20, 1966XEdited and Published Coral Sea Daily Newspaper.
Montgomery, JerryE-3 MMJun 20, 1964 – Jul 16, 1966M-DivisionIf it were not for the incompetent Div. Officer I would have shipped over and been a lifer.
Harvey, Duane profile iconAK2Jun 23, 1964 – Jun 19, 1966Aviation Supply S-6 DivisionIt was a growing experience I will never forget. The crew and sites were great .People in other lands were great, too. I enjoyed the trip. I hope to hear from the crew of S6 division. duahar@swbell.net God Bless you all
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Sharkey, DennisDK3Jul 1964 – Jul 1966
Reese, Palmere-4Jul 17, 1964 – Nov 1, 1965s-2I was in the S-2 Division. I had a great time and enjoyed the time on board. I have a lot of good memory's. I transferred to VAH2 and left tad to S-2 until our time back for our westpac cruse.
Bard, JamesDC2Aug 1964 – Nov 1966Damage Control
Carroll, FrankBT2Aug 1964 – Sep 1966ENG - BGreat tour, first & only 6 month deployment was the longest 6 months I ever had. Left Alameda 12/64 for WESPAC, arrive back in Alameda 11/65. Lets see, Dec. to Nov. is 6 mos. Guess the INT'L D/L KEPT MOVING!!!
O'Connell, Francis --FTGSNSep 20, 1964 – Aug 1967FoxServed with great bunch of guys in Fox Div. Great ports of call and long stretches on Yankee Station. Looking for men I served with, Gary DeWitt, Jim McKevitt, Ron Strom, Mike Morton., Rick Shuffleton and Dave Stroup.
Clement, EdwardMM3Oct 6, 1964 – Jul 16, 1968MI have fond memories of my time aboard the Coral Sea. I hope I can find some of my shipmates. I was stationed in #3 engine room.
Campbell, Anthony profile iconFNOct 9, 1964 – Jun 22, 1965M DivisionIst ship. Can't say I have any fond memories from here except some pretty good liberty.
Hardy, Jr., Walter Walt The SaltABH-1Oct 22, 1964 – Apr 6, 1968V-3 DIVISIONI MADE THE FIRST THREE COMBAT WESTPAC CRUISES TO VIETNAM AND RETURNED TO THE SHIP JUNE 17, 1977 TO SEPTEMBER 12, 1983 WHEN I CAMEA BACK IN THE NAVY TO FINISH MY CAREER AFTER BEING OUT FOR SEVEN YEARS 23 YEARS TOTAL.
Sadis, DavidBTFNNov 1964 – Feb 1966B Oil shackFirst and last carrier I served on.Spent many days on water hours.Have great memories in West Pac
Leavines, Fred "Mugs"ANDec 7, 1964 – Nov 1, 1965VA 165 BoomersYep, made the long one 11 months. Water hours, San Migel Sh*ts, 77 pesos for $20 thats a lot of beer. Feb.7 we run the first strikes to Viet. What an experience...we were kids, turn to men. Hua! mates!
Gay, E MichaelETN31965 – 1967OE Crypto and HFI was a kid then and now sometimes when I'm alone I miss the old ship.We all became men serving on her during that era.
Foster, LaneRM31965 – 1967Communicationsreal experiance at 18 yrs old..Subic Bay
Cook, LinRD31965 –OII grew up on that boat came aboard at the ripe old age of 17. Made the 66/67 and 67/68 tour in OI division. A great ship full of wonderful friends and memories who I will always remember. Godspeed to all that served.
Carr, JohnE31965 – Jul 1968V4Was in a fire in Oct. 1967 when a Zoonie rocket exploded in a missle assembly room. Am looking for anyone that may have survived besides myself. Especially John Slater.
Koebbe, KenRD21965 – 1968OIGood memories. ckkoebbe@gmail.com
Stinnett, StevenPH-3Jan 28, 1965 – Feb 2, 1968OP-2I was the 'PLAT' Operator on the 0-7 level, I'm a retired Counselor/Teacher from Mae Hensley Junior High School in Ceres, California.
Ringer, BobSeamanMar 1965 – Apr 1967O.I.
Gourley, Darrele2Mar 1, 1965 – Aug 25, 1966aircraft carrierI enjoyed my time.Now we look back and my grandkids enjoy this.
Arata, DonENFNMar 4, 1965 – Feb 11, 1966A-1Assigned to elevators. CPO compartment cleaner for 3 months before being transfered.
Ponder, GlennMM3Apr 1965 – Sep 1968M DivisionServed in 'Repair Cage' and #2 Group
Heddy, JohnAE-2Apr 1, 1965 – Nov 1, 1965VF-151
Maki, MiltonE-4Jul 1965 – Nov 1968A-1Would like to hear from other members of A-1 like Jimmy Garcia, Jimmy Mcleod, I remember Ararta weren't you from Uria CA?
Heyworth, RobertDT3Jul 16, 1965 – Jul 10, 1966DentalI remember the port calls to the phillipines and Japan, and the good times. some of the dental crew were DT1 Morey, DT! Pineda, DT3 Hopson, Dn Askew, Dn Albaugh. I'm so sorry she's gone. She was a beautiful ship.
Updegraff, HarlanAMS3Aug 1965 – Jul 12, 1967V6It was a real experience for a 19-20 year old. Went places that most never get to go to. Responsibility that a young man would never get. I have dreams of going back and doing it all again. I miss the smell and sounds.
Morganlander, Dennis Nick Name MoeSeamanSep 1, 1965 – Sep 1, 1967S-3Was ships Barber with Ronny Saltzman 65-67 Yankee station also was in Battle station Bds-2,Tim Shaw, Mumert,Malmed, etc. Remember collidig wit ewojima,In Hawaii.Have yearbook ,coral sea ashtray,and many Patches Tonkin
Huddleston, AlvasnSep 2, 1965 – Sep 1967deck forceI was just a kid 17 years old wanted to get away from home my twin brother and i joined on the buddy plan
Carter, JerryEN 3Nov 1965 – Feb 1969A Division

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