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USS Mission Bay (CVE 59) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Mission Bay (CVE 59). 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 29 crew members registered for the USS Mission Bay (CVE 59).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Tieman, Ph. D., John1942 – 1945My brother, Edwin Tieman, served on this ship as a flight deck landing officer. I was wondering if anyone would remember him.
Flood, FrankGunner1942 – 1945UnknownMy grandfather was a 40mm gunner on the mission bay. He passed away in 9/2008. He said some of his best years was on that ship.
Torrence, DanLt JGApr 15, 1942 – Jun 10, 1944flight deck
Hubert, Francis (Frank)MM2CDec 12, 1942 – Mar 1945MThis is my father..He is looking for anyone that knows him from the aft/engine room..Please e-mail..Thanks
Read, Robert (Bob)AVIATION BOATSWAIN'S MATE SECOND CLASS V6 USNR1943 – Mar 5, 1946This was my Grandfather. I would like to hear from anyone who served with him or their family. I also have some great pictures to share
Borinstein, AbbieRADIOMAN 2/C1943 – 1945V-6I still have souvenirs Dad brought back from India & crazy photos of sailors when they crossed the equator...I heard stories as a kid about South Africa & Casablanca...I'm sure Dad would like to hear from his old shipmates!
Torrence, SamLT. JG1943 – 1945I was a catapult officer on the flight deck. don
Sweeney, JosephSEAMAN 1ST CLASSJan 6, 1943 – Sep 7, 1945radio-radar operator
Seitz, RoySIGNALMANJul 1943 – Sep 21, 1945This is my grandfather. He passed away on March 26, 1999. I enjoyed his stories of the USS Mission Bay. I thought he would like to be added to this list. If you knew him please email me, my name is Heather Seitz tikirafiki@yahoo.com Thank You
Staley, WillisRADAR MAN 2ND CLASSSep 1943 – Jan 1946B3
Thompson, Noah (Tommy)SEAMAN 1ST CLASSSep 1943 – Aug 1944If you know anything about Tommy, my grandfather, email me rmmassie@comcast.net
Cavallaro, PaulMM1Sep 10, 1943 – Oct 4, 1946mhe was my dad any one who served with him please e-mail me
Ortega, JoeSEAMAN FIRST CLASSNov 7, 1943 – Mar 5, 1946V1People use to know me as the Sisco Kid. I would like to get in contact with any former shipmates or their relatives. I have great stories and photos. I noticed a listing from Bob Read's grandson. I have photos and stores to share.
Robinson, Alva Bray (Ab, Junior Or Wham)1944 – 1946This was my father-in-law. He died in July 19, 1981. I would be interested in anyone who might have known him. We know little about his time in the Navy.
Thompson, Noah "tommy"1944 – 1946This is my dad, who died in 1996. I have no information at all, and would love to know about his service or anything else anyone can share.
Arthur, Strand3rd class ordinanceman1944 – 1945OrdinanceI'm looking for Hewland (Hewie) Dudley King from Houston and Jake Wilson from Knoxville and Lewis Anbacker from Atlanta that also served in '44 and '45. Let me know how to get in touch with you.
Lowers, William (Limey)3rd Class Petty Officer1944 – 1946B Division
Grushka, NathanAVIATION METAL SMITH 3RD CLASSJan 1, 1944 – Dec 31, 1945Aviation
Eliopoulos, Louis2nd class ARTMay 1, 1944 – Dec 1, 1945ART 2CSpecial memories
Rice, John ( Jack)LT JGSep 4, 1944 – Aug 1945Flight DeckI was the LSO during this period. Brought in over 1000 planes, the last 978 withhout an accident
Bortner, JamesRT 1/COct 1, 1944 – Jan 20, 1946K (Communications)Was technician in Radio 2 (The transmitting room)
Claire Ellwood Wilkinson Collier, WoodyCHIEF PETTY OFFICER1945 –I am looking to see if my dad served on this ship
Earle, Richard/DickSEAMAN 2ND CLASSJan 26, 1945 – Jul 10, 1946Labor
Young, CharlesAug 1945 – Sep 1946This is my dad. If anyone remembers serving with him I would enjoy hearing about it.
Wolfe, ArnoldF1CLOct 1945 – Aug 1946AEngineers Log Room
Wolfe, ArnoldFireman 1st ClassOct 20, 1945 – Aug 1, 1946A DivisionServed as Engineer's Log Room Yoeman, under Lt Tishman
Rowles, FredYN3Jan 3, 1946 – Feb 11, 1946yoeman address 16 wisteria walic Somers Point nj 08244 Please keep me posted of any reunions
Yannacone, Emilio "duke"MACHINIST MATE 3/CMay 31, 1957 – Jul 9, 1958EngineeringWorked as Shore Patrol in Bayonne, NJ; Worked in the mothballed fleet's engine rooms; Was on the Fire Party on Duty nights; Was a prisoner chaser at times.
Wilson, WillySeamanJan 1958 – Dec 1958Electronics

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