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Bulletin Board for USS Essex - CVS 9




05 Apr I know that storm! (Louis Popoloski)
I was TAD in the Chief's mess at the time, but attached to E-Division. I remember the men shoring up the No.2 elevator curitain. All the hanger bay doors were closed except for a few feet. At the time, my buddy and I were trying to open the hatch to the escalator on the stbd side, and climbing... More
21 Mar Crew Chief (Roy Osman)
Hi My Dad Ora Osman Nick name Red was on the Essex about 1950 to 1957 this time as a aircraft maintainer ( crew chief ) I would like to find photos of the Carrier with the number on the aircraft deck or any photos of the carrier. Roy Osman
08 Feb USS Essex (San Franciso Bay area port 1957) (David Umlauf)
Looking for old friend Thomas Devereaux from Amish country in Pennsylvania. Tom was planning to try to get into Navy flight school in June of 1957. The Essex finished refitting, sailed down to San Diego and then out to sea. If Tom or anyone who know (knew him) reads this, I'd be grateful to... More
08 Feb USS Essex (San Franciso Bay area port 1957) (David Umlauf)
Looking for old friend Thomas Devereaux from Amish country in Pennsylvania. Tom was planning to try to get into Navy flight school in June of 1957. The Essex finished refitting, sailed down to San Diego and then out to sea. If Tom or anyone who know (knew him) reads this, I'd be grateful to... More
09 Jan Petroff, T.L. AB3 V2 Div. (Thomas Petroff)
Served on the Essex CVA9 from early 1953 to late 1955.Left the ship while in the Bremerton Washington navy yard due to a shipboard accident.Would like to correspond with any shipmates of that time.
09 Jan harris (John Harris)
i was one of the guys who shored up the #2 elevator curtains.shortly after a wave hit and riped them out..we spent alot of time in the #1 conflag station or cleaning up fog foam..the #1 elavator pit filled with sea water and destroyed all the a4d drop tanks and all the officera tell a... More
08 Jan Badger Incident (David Tedford)
The badger had buzzed us very closely, and was about 60 feet or so above sea level when it banked, seemed to lose a little lift and went into the North Atlantic as described earlier. I remember it well, including the fact that the hangar bay was off limits to all personnel, while we sorted through... More
10 Apr DEC.STORM OF 63 (William Parkinson)
I was also onboard during that storm. remember water come crashing through the number 2 elevator doors. also remember the exspansion joint bending back and forth. does anyone remember the flooding of four decks after we got back to quonset point when some one open the sea cock valve and could not... More
17 Feb I'm trying to contact George Ressler. (Anthony Bonetti)
I sent George Ressler an e-mail 2-15-05 requesting copies of the photos that he is offering of the USS Essex. My message was returned UNDELIVERABLE. Mr. Ressler please contact Tony Bonetti, USS Essex 1960 to 1962. ktbonetti@yahoo.com
18 Jan USS Essex Ship's company 1964-65 (Robert Harris)
I was initially assigned to the V-4 fuels division for about 8 months and then to the chaplain's office for the remainder of my tour. Left the Essex and active duty in August 1965.



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