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ALLEN, J. D. donald@allen.net "...I served on the USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) in 1957. Made the last cruise to Hong Kong. Worked in the ship's personnel office. Would like to correspond with any Shipmate from this cruise. Jimmy Ortagus, Don Fredrich, Frank Murphy, Steve Gillham, T. T. Ivey, Luther Nellermoe...anyone. Ahoy!..." [10JUL2003]

BEAVERS, BT2 Maurice mvbeavers@insightbb.com "...I served aboard the USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) from 1953 to 1954 as BT2. My duty area was operation of the evaporators and boiler making the fresh water. I'm looking for WD Lawson, Soulier, Murphy and others in the Engineering Division..." [14AUG2003]

BOWMAN, Ben N. bnb33@rittermail.com "...I served aboard the USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) (1954-1957). I was discharged after decomissioning and before the ship was turned over to Norwegian Navy..." [E-Mail Updated 10AUG2013 | 30DEC2003]

Memorial Picture "...BRYANT, PO2 John Randolph...Dad served from 12/1954-1958. Mom remembers Dad serving aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) and USS Ticonderoga (CV-14). We also found some films Dad took - if anyone recognizes any part of them - we would sure love to hear from you. They can be found on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQG9Ui5aSOY and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsWEx7G_Veg. I would like to hear from any of Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by John Bryant john.bryant3@cox.net [UPDATED 24MAY2021 | 23MAY2021]

Memorial Picture "...FOSTER, "Dick" E...My father, Richard "Dick" E. Foster, USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39), West Covina, CA - born 07/04/1930, passed away 06/03/2006. Services Sat 06/24/2006 in West Covina, CA contact daughter Geneva 626-338-6645...Geneva Porch computist999@yahoo.com..." [20JUN2006]

Memorial Picture "...METZ, William H. "Bill"...My father, William H. Metz "Bill", served on the USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) during WWII in the Pacific. Dad passed away 4 years ago and was not on the ship during its last fatal mission...Jeanne Metz freckles825@attbi.com..." [28MAR2003]

OWENS, Gerald M. BeaconPilot@aol.com "...I served aboard the USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) from 1952-1956. I would like to find some ole Shipmates..." [26APR2003]

SKUBIS, Joe bornin37@aol.com "...I was aboard the USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) for three years. Was one of the last to leave her when she was handed over to the Norwegian Navy in 1958. Looking for anyone. Hudson. CS-2 Sterett and others I really don't remember..." [15JUL2003]

TOY, Tom maryrtoy@msn.com "...I served as a Hospital Corpsman aboard the USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) during 1955 and 1956. Would like to hear from Shipmates who served there at that time. I remember John Shanahan, ? Gee, and other faces, but not names. The skipper's name was Short. I have wondered if there are ever Reunions..." [02JUN2005]

WATTS, Doug wattsup@centurylink.net "...Attended attended Aviation Ordnance School (1943) at NAS Norman, Oklahoma, Naval Air Gunnery School at Purcell, Ok, PBM Operational Training Unit at NAS Banana River, Florida and NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, VPB-208 (07/1945-12/1945) while on deployment to Shimawan Bay, Okinawa, USS Pine Island (AV-12) and USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) for duty in China and recalled in 1950 serving aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) as part of Task Force 77 in Korea. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 05MAR2014 | 01APR2002]

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