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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 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Thomas, Mickel "Michael"QM21985 – 1986N - NavigationI am tired of all these sailors asking me, "Where are we? Where are we going? When will we get there?" Perhaps they should learn how to read a chart or work a sextant. God Speed Shipmates! Would love to hear from you. Lifes been good!
Bolsinger, JamesAD 31985 – 1986TAD TO AIMDHELLO TO ALL MY OLD SHIPMATES THAT I SERVED WITH IN LIBIA
Powell, JerryET11985 – 1989OE
Miller, DougBmsn1985 – 1989Deck 2ndLooking for Bm2 Michael Shaw, anyone know his where abouts
Carroll, JoeLt1985 – 1989A divisionMet a great number of magnificent men and women during my career. Anchors away shipmates.
Staib, EdAS11985 – 1988IM-4Seems like only a few years ago...how time flies.
Pate, GaryRM2Jan 1985 – Apr 1988Communications
Bain, DanielAT2Jan 1985 – May 1989AIMDI served with some of the best men in the Navy during my enlistment.
Hix, DominicQM2Jan 19, 1985 – Oct 3, 1988NavSome of the most exciting times of my life happened on that rust bucket! Some of the best and some of the worst experiences were had on her too!
Wood, BryanJO1(SW)Feb 1985 – Mar 1989X-4 Public Affairs SITEI was the sportscaster on Coral "Maroo" for 4 years. How many out there remember the music video for God Bless The USA during and after our Libya experience. She was a great ship and I made a lot of friends. Good times
Titensor, MattABH-3Feb 1, 1985 – Oct 1, 1988V-1/ Crash & slavage
Jones, BenjaminIS1(SW)Mar 1985 – Oct 18, 1988OZMy first navy ship. Will always be special to me. Had a great time on board.
Maederer, DaveBM2Mar 1985 – Jan 19891st DivAnyone who remembers me feel free to contact me at maedererd@yahoo.com
Birch, Sam/samdogAirman e3Mar 1, 1985 – Jun 24, 1987V1I was looking for an old friend Jim Carr.
Brennan, ThomasABH3Mar 8, 1985 – Sep 30, 1988V-1
Weisel, Jacob(Jake)YN3Mar 8, 1985 – Apr 1, 1988Operations AdminIt was the best of times. It was the worst of times. She was my one and only ship, but I still say she was the best! I made a lot of friends (some that I'm still in touch with)and the memories that will last a lifetime!
Harrison, Harry'OYN3Mar 15, 1985 – Jun 13, 1988ADMIN/WeaponsHit me up......best time in my life, USS Coral Sea, many friends and the diffrent countries. Norfolk knows my name!!
Thomas, CharlesPH-3Apr 21, 1985 – Apr 1, 1988OPUpon arrival, worked in V-3; became a Photographer's Mate, worked in the OP division. I have life long friends from CV-43. I feel blessed to share its rich history.
Preece, Glenmrfn/mm3Apr 23, 1985 – Oct 15, 1988A / R3.5 great years so glad i picked such an old ship .. 99 present great people thanks for you servise brothers... went to san diego this year and checked out midwas she is awesome , a must see
West, StevenAO3May 1985 – Nov 19, 1988G-4 and G-2I meet some of the best people from all over especially in my division.Two great med cruises.
Brunson, Willie III/bruno profile iconABH2May 15, 1985 – Nov 28, 1988V-1My first ship, and we ended up in the middle of the crisis w/ LIBYA and Khadafi. We left on a regular cruise and came back hero's. I will never forget the day we pulled into Norfolk. there were boats all around us.
Ollison, Alonza (Ollie)ABE1Jun 1985 – Jun 1989V-2/SecuritySecurity Section Leader for most part
Harig, Edward [pappy] profile iconmmcJun 1985 – Oct 1989m-div/a-div
Carter, GregJOURNALISTJun 1, 1985 – Jun 1, 1989Served as Journalist 1985-89.
West, StevenAO 3Jun 5, 1985 – Nov 26, 1988G-2 and G-4
Vittone, Mario "The Julio Unit"AT2Jun 14, 1985 – Mar 20, 1989IM3 / AIMDWorked in Shop 1A. David O'Hara was my supervisor.
Dembro, StephenE-4 msAug 1985 – May 8, 1988S-2
Nelson, Chief profile iconFTG3/FC3Aug 1985 – Oct 1987G-3My first Ship and my Father's first ship. Great Med cruise.
Jones, JeffreySM3Aug 17, 1985 – Feb 23, 1987CS
Golding, DavidEM2Sep 1985 – Apr 1987
Wright, J.j.IC2Sep 1985 – 1986IC ShopAKA ( Serious Jay)
Smalls, TommyDNSep 1985 – Jul 1987DentalI wish I could catch up with some of my old buddies from the MS to the air group guys and the Corpman too. For those who don't remember me from 85-87 I worked in the dental clinic giving you guys those good cleanings.
Brown, BarryAT3Sep 1985 – 1988AIMD I-M3It was a great experience to sever aboard The Coral Sea CV-43. I wish they did have to scrap her, least our sister ship is still around, USS Midway CV-41, may have to make a trip out west to see her.
Boruch, BradDC2Sep 1, 1985 – Apr 21, 1989DCThe good old days on the 3 screw maroo
Rogers, RolandBM2Sep 10, 1985 – May 1, 19861st
Spears, RodneyAOANSep 12, 1985 – May 14, 1988G-1
Allen, JonMM3Sep 25, 1985 – Jun 1, 1989A GangGood times, bad times, that's how life goes. Working as a civilian at Naval Station Everett, Aug '05 makes 20 years with the Canoe Club. Who woulda thunk it?
Snow, BillMM3Oct 1985 – May 15, 1998M-1 Div #1 Enginge Room & # 1 Generator Room WC Sup, 1 Gen
Guess, BillyBTC (SW)Oct 1985 – Jul 1989B-DivisionThe only ship that went dark and dirty in the middle of the Mediterranean. LCDR Cecere and Capt Pratt were the best MPA and Chief Engineer I ever served under.
Gonzalez, FrankAC3Oct 1985 – Mar 1989OC
Mardis, JimAKCOct 1, 1985 – May 20, 1986S-6 (VFA-132)Retired CWO3, SC,USN in 1996
Gibbs, RobEM2Oct 1, 1985 – Jan 25, 1990E-Division
Shaw, ScottAMH3Oct 5, 1985 – May 13, 1986VAW-127The ship was older and bolder just like it's old crew. We crossed the line of death and lived another day to tell our stories. GO CV-43
Bailey, ReginaldEWSNOct 6, 1985 – May 8, 1989ELECTRONIC WARFARE
Farmer, KevinPHANOct 11, 1985 – Dec 6, 1986OP(Photo Lab)The Coral Sea was my first command and she will all ways hold a special place with me!
Evans, Antonio R.ANOct 25, 1985 – Aug 14, 1986V-3
Chancey, Richard / "Scott "E-3Oct 29, 1985 – Nov 24, 1989G-4LOVE THE NAVY AND HATED THE NAVY . WHAT CAN I SAY !
Johnson, RichardDSCNov 1985 – Jun 1986NTDS
Oehler, MichaelAZ1(AW)Nov 11, 1985 – Jun 1, 1989AIMDIM-1 (PC, ADMIN), IM-4 (GSE). R 1A (QG). First Fleet Assignment, Great Ship, Wonderful Crew - Best times of my 20 so far.
Mills, KolinAK1Dec 29, 1985 – Apr 30, 1990s-6

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