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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 857 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
Kelly, MichaelFN AA1968 – 1970Engineering and V-1Saw a lot of interesting places during the 67-68 & 68-69 cruises. Spent time in the Boiler rooms, Mess Decks, Flight deck & Photo Shop Remember when her elevator got hit buy a wave while it was down?
Wallace, DaleAN1968 – 1969G Division
McAfee, DavidAO31968 – 1969VA 216 Ordanance
Hickman, BradHM2Feb 1968 – Jun 1969Hospital Sick Bay "H"
Vogler, TerryDT3Apr 1968 – Aug 1968DentalWas only aboard from April to August '68. Regardless, I had more fun with my fellow techs than should have been allowed. Everyone, including all of our officers were a delight to work with.
Denison, GeorgeAVIATION BOATWAINS MATE EQUIPMENT ABE-3Apr 16, 1968 – Oct 31, 1969V-2 forward Catapults I came to the Coral Sea from the Kitty Hawk. Someone told me that the Coral Sea was going into drydock for some repairs for 4 to 6 mos. Boy was the joke on me, 30 days home and then it was right back to Yankee Station. V-2 Iniations suck
Venezia, MikeairmanApr 29, 1968 – May 6, 1968V-4
Pratt, RichardYNSNMay 15, 1968 – Apr 4, 1971CIC OI Div RadarOnboard for Two West-Pac Cruise's. 68-69 and 69-70. Learned to love the old lady. The places she took me were nothing but pure fun. Now its retirement and reunions to attend.
Vaughn, Elliot (Eli)EM2Jun 8, 1968 – Jul 5, 1971E-Div Power ShopAny old friends reading this--contact me 507-396-0296
Schuh (Previously "Henson"), LarryLTJGJul 1, 1968 – Jan 1, 1970DeckServed as G Division Officer and as Assistant Deck Department Officer for two Vietnam tours. Changed name to "Schuh" due to having a 4-yr old and wanting my name and wife's to be same (she can't change hers due to bus.
Bedford, GeneAC1Jul 12, 1968 – Jun 5, 1970OCMost enjoyable tour of duty out of 25 year career.
Swanson, HowardANAug 1, 1968 – Aug 1, 1970Flight Deck Fly 2 Blue shirt / Crash & Salvage red shirtHad a great time on board , worked on the Flight Deck as a blue shirt and also worked in Crash and Salvage as a red shirt , also drove tractor to respot deck after launch and recoveries. Loved the ports we visited !!
Sellers, Marty profile iconRD 2/RD1Aug 11, 1968 – Aug 16, 1970RadarmanI am the widow of Marion (Marty Sellers), seeking pictures or information to give to our grandchildren. My name is Sarah but he called me Sam. Thank you
Zahm, Shayne (Pat)Sep 1968 – Apr 1969V-1 FLY-3
Chaney, Robert (Bob)PT-2Sep 7, 1968 – Apr 18, 1969VFP-63 Photo Intel
Nunn, EjE-5Oct 2, 1968 – Oct 3, 1972V4never forgot my buddys in V4
Kartchner, MichaelABHANNov 1968 – Aug 28, 1972V-3Spent my entire 4 years on the Coral Sea CVA-43, I guess you could say I grew up on her decks. Overall I both love and hated my time on board, but none the less I was and am very proud to have been a member or her crew.
Luken, LowellAVIATION ELECTRICIAN 1ST CLASS1969 –I am a niece of Lowell's trying to help him find some of his old friends. He does not have a computer. I don't have the dates when he served on the USS CORAL SEA but it was during the Vietanam era. Please let me know any info you have. Thank yo
Papa, KenE41969 – 19693 c
Chaney, MikeAME21969 – 1970SquadronWestpac 1969-1970 V8-82 Seat shop. Shellback equator crossing enroute Sydney Australia
Walker, ChristopherBM31969 – 19702ndService in a different way, but still service. Unforgettable times, gain much character aboard the Coral Sea. I salute the ship and crew.
Merenda, JosephAQB31969 – 1970VA-35
Newbegin, RichardLTJG1969 – 1969TDY transportSpecial Warfare transportation
Major, WilliamSEAMANJan 7, 1969 – Jul 1, 1970FourthSERVED ABOARD HER FOR TWO DEPLOYMENTS, MADE SOME GOOD FRIENDS, PROUD TO HAVE BEEN ONE OF HER CREW MEMBERS
Gorski, Lawrence - SkiMM2Feb 1969 – May 1971MWorked in Engine Room 2 and Generator Room 2.
Lofton, OliverLI-3Apr 1969 – Jul 1970R-7
Sears, Frank (Slim)snMay 15, 1969 – Dec 11, 1972OIlooking for richard huss
Moore, ArtRD3Jun 1969 – Sep 1971OINot exactly sure what date I came aboard. I know it was when the ship went to Bremerton for drydock. Westpac tour 69 - 70. Some folks just used my initials "AJ"
Breeddlove, Jamessa3Jun 1, 1969 – 1972Supply
Baxter, JohnAirman E-3Jun 2, 1969 – Dec 13, 1972V-4 and V-2
Thompson, W.a. (Al)AE2Jul 1969 – Jun 1970AIMDServing aboard the Coral Sea, a great experience never to be forgotten.
Taylor, James R (Jim)SNJul 31, 1969 – Apr 9, 1971X Div Chaplains OfficeLooking for David F Thurman (Legal) and Randal L Ford (Randy(AIMD) has anyone seen them or know where they are, didn't get too say good bye when I left.
Newman, RonAQ3Aug 1969 – Jul 1970AIMDYes, it was a Viet Nam cruise, but it had its rewards. Made new friends that are still treasured to this day. Sad to see pics of Coral Sea being dismantled, but, her memory lingers on. Long live the Coral Maru! I welcome emails.
Dobson, HaroldE-3Aug 1969 – Apr 1972A-Division-----O2-N2 production plants
Mei, DanielAMSANAug 1969 – Jul 1970AIMD
Robichau, FrankABE-2Sep 1969 – Nov 1971V-2, Catapult 1Love this ship. Great crew and shipmates. Will forever miss her.
Savage, DarrellDK3Sep 22, 1969 – Sep 17, 1971S4Proud to have served aboard this great ship. Still have fond memories of sailing on her. To bad she discarded so shamelessly.
Wolber, JoelCTR3Oct 1969 – Dec 1969OSServed TAD on the Coral Sea while in GOT. Great CT detachment made by great people I served with.
Charles, McKinniesOct 1969 – Mar 1970VA-86
Palmer, Larry profile iconAO3Oct 1969 – Dec 20, 1970GMGreat guys to serve with. Still in contact with a few.
Gallego Jr, Lorenzo (Larry)AO-3Oct 11, 1969 – Apr 8, 1972GMade 3 1/2 WestPac tours off the Tonkin Gulf; Flight Deck Crew in G Div; loaded alot of Rockeye & other Ordnance; Happy to had served my country then & being a "Great American" now! Coral Sea forever & not forgotten!
Bales, Lese-3Oct 23, 1969 – Oct 23, 1970lighting shop

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