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John T. Roberts commented on Bob Chalfant's group USS Hancock CV/CVA-19
"March 1973 to January 1976,  G-Division  Weapons Elevators and Handling Equipment.  I worked with AO1 Edwards,  AO2 Drane, Plaketta, Masters, Loya, "
Jun 28, 2016
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USS Hancock CV/CVA-19

USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.[1] Hancock was commissioned in April 1944, and served in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning four battle stars. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war,…See More
Jun 28, 2016
Dallas Miley commented on Bob Chalfant's group USS Hancock CV/CVA-19
"VF-24 aboard Hancock for Operation's Eagle Pull & Frequent Wind, 04/29/75. Last 2 men to die in that damn peace action, Capt. Nystal & 1st Lt. Shea, died while trying to return to ship that day. Marines squadron's were aboard the…"
Apr 29, 2016
Donald R Eisner Jr commented on Bob Chalfant's group USS Hancock CV/CVA-19
"I made my 1st West Pac on the Hancock. It had a wood flight  deck that was replaced in 1962 or 1963 . Was with the Black Lions of VF-213 aboard her."
Apr 29, 2016
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USS Hancock CV/CVA-19

USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.[1] Hancock was commissioned in April 1944, and served in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning four battle stars. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war,…See More
Apr 29, 2016
Max Russell Ende commented on Bob Chalfant's group USS Hancock CV/CVA-19
"Permission to come aboard. I served on the Fighting Hanna from 1974-75. V-3 Division #2 Elevator Operator."
Feb 4, 2016
Max Russell Ende joined Bob Chalfant's group
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USS Hancock CV/CVA-19

USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.[1] Hancock was commissioned in April 1944, and served in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning four battle stars. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war,…See More
Feb 4, 2016
Michael Yuan Han joined Bob Chalfant's group
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USS Hancock CV/CVA-19

USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.[1] Hancock was commissioned in April 1944, and served in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning four battle stars. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war,…See More
Oct 13, 2015
Michael Paul Lawson commented on Bob Chalfant's group USS Hancock CV/CVA-19
"I served on the Hancock 66-67 as a dental tech. I have great memories of a very hard working crew."
Jun 30, 2015
Michael Paul Lawson joined Bob Chalfant's group
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USS Hancock CV/CVA-19

USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.[1] Hancock was commissioned in April 1944, and served in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning four battle stars. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war,…See More
Jun 30, 2015
Dallas Miley joined Bob Chalfant's group
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USS Hancock CV/CVA-19

USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.[1] Hancock was commissioned in April 1944, and served in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning four battle stars. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war,…See More
Feb 9, 2015
David Freeman commented on Bob Chalfant's photo
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NRMC Guam

"Funny all the pictures of NRMC Guam are from this angle making one think the hospital is on the beach instead of a cliff overlooking Agana."
Jan 23, 2015
David s. McGrew commented on Bob Chalfant's group USS Hancock CV/CVA-19
"I made my first cruise on the Hancock, I was in VF-213 in 1960. I was 17 years old and enjoyed every minute of the cruise."
Aug 31, 2014
David s. McGrew joined Bob Chalfant's group
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USS Hancock CV/CVA-19

USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.[1] Hancock was commissioned in April 1944, and served in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning four battle stars. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war,…See More
Aug 31, 2014
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USS Hancock CV/CVA-19

USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the fourth US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress and first governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.[1] Hancock was commissioned in April 1944, and served in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning four battle stars. Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war,…See More
Sep 6, 2013
Dennis D Lund commented on Bob Chalfant's group USS Hancock CV/CVA-19
"What a small world? I was on the Oriskany my first cruise and then Hancock my second cruise. I was in Carrier Air Wing 16, VA-163 my first cruise on the Oriskany and then Carrier Air Wing 21 on the Hancock in VA-163 my second cruise. Jim…"
Aug 9, 2012

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Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
Hospital Corps "A" School, San Diego, CA
Naval Hospital Guam
USS HANCOCK (CVA-19)
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
February 16, 1972
End date of your service
January 30, 1976

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