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USS Calvert (APA 32) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Calvert (APA 32). 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 31 crew members registered for the USS Calvert (APA 32).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Kibbel, Grant1941 – 1943
MacDonald, AlanSN/SF3, SF2, SF11942 – 1944Deck force, striking ShipfitterThis was my Dad, who was transfered from the USS Harry Lee (APA10) to the USS Calvert
Reese, David RaymondSK later CPOApr 23, 1942 – Apr 15, 1945US Naval ReserveInvolved in the invasion of North Africa, South Pacific(Kwajalein, Tarawa ) Allusian Islands etc. Transfer to new light Carrier in 1945 USS Bairoko as CPO
Brown, Norman E. (JackCS1Oct 14, 1942 – Aug 7, 1943commisaryI am posting this on behalf of my Father, the late "Jack" Brown. According to records my dad served on the Calvert from 1943-43. He passed away in 1974. I would be interested it corresponding with anyone who has info.
Anderson, Hilmer L.Seaman 1st classFeb 1943 – May 1945Calvert division 2Looking for Naser
Dupree, LaudellM2cMay 11, 1943 – Mar 3, 1946USS Calvert APA 32 Ship Fitters CrewServed during WWII on USS Calvert Ship Fitters Crew as a welder with Chief Marshall Lee. Born in Perryville, AK. Now living in Salinas, CA. This post is by daughter of Laudell.
Grant, GlennSEAMAN FIRDT CLASS LATER MMCJul 10, 1943 –BoatStranded on beach at Scoglitti Scily July 10 1943 Later picked up and put on liberty ship to North Arica and then a trip across Norh Africa to Oran to catch The Calvert whitch already had left. put on the Light Cruiser Brooklyn
Burger, Jr., JohncivilianOct 1, 1944 – May 1, 1946PacificI am the son of Lt(jg) John E. Burger (deceased) who served on the Calvert fall of '44 thru the occupation in Kure. His scrapbook including details of it's movements during WWII and lists medals & commendations awarded
Boessling, Henry Or Hank3rd Class EnginmanJan 1952 – Mar 14, 1956AB
Wright, Alfredseaman1957 – 1961First
Varrelman, MelFT3Aug 1, 1957 – Dec 20, 1959Gun Gang
Kaat, KennethRMSN-RM21960 – 1963CommunicationsMy very first ship, and enjoyed my 3 years aboard.
Osborn, JerryRDSN RD3May 10, 1960 – Sep 10, 1961Operations O iwhen i went aboard we left for west pac to yokuska japan then to okinawa then to chinhea korea then to okinawa the to vietnam with at that time advisors they were really troops that were fighting vc .
Railey, Don (Tex Railey)shsnNov 17, 1960 – Dec 27, 1961Ship's ServiceI was Ship's Barber during my duty term aboard Calvert. I'm looking for a shipmate that was aboard Calvert in 1961 while she underwent overhaul at Bremmerton Shipyads in Washington State.
Munn, JamesSEAMANMay 7, 1961 – Sep 8, 1962boat groupcoxin of papa boats. was in operation lone eagle off korea with phib-ron 5,
Casper, GaryET2May 19, 1961 – Jul 10, 1963OE
Piceno, EdwardET3RDJul 1961 – May 1963OE
Straka Jr., Stephen J.MM2Dec 1961 – Feb 1965A DivisionThis was the only ship I served on. I enjoyed the time worked on the air conditioning and refridgeration and evaperators. During landing operation I was ann engineer on LCVP & LCM's. After leaving you miss the people.
Sherian, Alan M.Seaman Boat GroupDec 20, 1961 – Aug 8, 1963DECK DIVISION.......BOAT GROUPI went to coxswain school in May 1962. Served one West Pacific Cruise from June to December 1962. I have played softball all my life so was fortunate to play on the Calvert team 1n 1962 and 1963. We weren't very good,
Munn, JamesSEAMANJan 7, 1962 – Sep 8, 1962was a coxin with phibron 5 in operation lone eagle off korea with over 300 ships
Ballou, Ronald R.SK3Aug 1962 – Aug 1966SupplyI was stationed aboard the Calvert from the time I got out of Storekeeper school in 1962 until we decommissioned the ship in 66. I remember Beason Sk3, Busby SK2 and several others that I cant recall their names.
Ballou, Ronald (Ron)SK3Sep 1, 1962 – Aug 1966SUPPLYWas stationed aboard the Calvert right out of Storekeeper school in 1962 and served my full 4 years. I helped decommission the ship at Hunters Point, Ca. Would love to hear from anyone that served aboard at that time.
Knudson, KenBM3Dec 16, 1962 – Mar 15, 19661ST, 3RD, BGMY 1ST SHIP. LOTSA GOOD MEMORIES. GOOD SHIPMATES. WENT ON TO RETIRE AS A BMC, JUN 1993. I LIVE IN DALLAS TX. NOW. PROAD MEMBER OF TWS. WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE @ DOODLELU@EXCITE.COM FOR OUR ANNUAL REUNION.
Broussard, Wasey "Bruce"EN2Feb 1963 – Apr 6, 1966BE Div Boat ShopEnjoyed my time on the Calvert. Have many great memories and would like to see some of the gang. I have a cruise book from 1964. Missing 65-66. Would be interested in hearing from some of you.
Cooper, JohnRM2Jun 1963 – Aug 20, 1965communicationsI came aboard when the ship was in drydock, it was my first ship, i had great shipmates in the operations division and would like to reconnect with some of my old buddies
Ayala, DanBM3Jun 23, 1963 – Jun 29, 19663rd DivisionWent aboard the Calvert when she was in Dry Dock in Dan Diego 1963. Was assigned to 3rd division Went on two WestPac cruises, was a pointer on the 5" 38" gun crew. Knew a lot of the crew members through out the ship!
Polizoti, LeoETN2Oct 1, 1963 – Jul 1, 1964OperationsFirst ship I was on as a seaman striker in electronics. Later became an E5.
McDonald, Roger , MacBMSN1964 – 19663RD Divisionserved on the Calvert in 3rd. division.Served with Tweedle BM3. Joe Moss, Chief Billy Jack Estes. If you remember me, contact me. I would love to hear from you.
Groundwater, JamesLieutenantJul 23, 1965 – 1966MC, USNRI served as medical officer aboard the Calvert '65-'66 & remember being in DaNang & performing an emergency appendectomy on a Marine high-lined from another ship. Retired from medical practice & would like to reconnect.
Christiansen, LouradarmanAug 1, 1965 – Jul 1, 1966OIUpon decommission I was one of 50 E-2's and E-3's sent to the Seabees. We went through 6 weeks of combat training at the end of which we were going straight to Danang. On the last day they sent 50 of us to Rhodes Island.
Shoff, DennisBTFNSep 1965 – Jul 1966BCame aboard after A school in Subic Bay. Went to DaNang and then Hunters Point Decommissioning. Was First Class mess cook when not in the Fireroom. Does anyone remember the bombing of the air strip at DaNang?

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