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USS Franklin D Roosevelt CV-42

USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB/CVA/CV-42) was the second of three Midway class aircraft carriers. The ship was constructed at New York Naval Shipyard.

Veterans: 16
Latest Activity: Jun 21, 2015

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Comment by William A. Whisenant, Jr on March 15, 2014 at 1:20am

I was a plane captain in VF-11 deployed for several short cruises plus the September 1962-April 1963 Med cruise.

Comment by Glenn Lepien on August 2, 2013 at 1:34pm

There was a U.S. Naval Sea Cadet division named after the FDR in Pontiac, Michigan, of which I was a member and LPO of as a teenager (1963-69).. I was never aboard the FDR but later served aboard MIDWAY and INDEPENDENCE as an OSC. 

Comment by Skip Neel on April 26, 2013 at 4:37pm

Was assigned to V-1 Div. 1964. Made the 64 MED Cruise and then was discharged. Re-enlisted and then retired in 1981 as ABH1.

Comment by richard alan powers on January 23, 2013 at 3:33pm

made  one med cruise was in va 15 tad to galley as cook before going over to the america

Comment by jackie donald spradling, jr. on January 10, 2013 at 6:37pm

Does anyone know what happened to LCDR Peterson  from VA-174?.

Comment by jackie donald spradling, jr. on January 10, 2013 at 6:35pm

My assignment aboard the Rosie was the last MED Cruise 09/77 and I was also on the flight deck V-2 Launch and Recovery. I remember some of the good times and close calls we had. I rode the Kennedy up to Va. and really missed the energy that was part of the Last Great Ride of this venerable vessel. The Straits of Messina were the big deal of the day...

Comment by William M Klepper on June 22, 2012 at 12:05am

I was in VF-84 and deployed on CVA-42 in 1972-74

Comment by steve miller on October 8, 2011 at 6:35pm
I came inboard the Rosie on oct. 2 '76 and made the last med cruise with her. was with her till decom. then transfered to USS JFK.
Comment by Bill Coleman on May 12, 2011 at 4:12pm
I was with VF-41 from March 72 - May 75 and made three Med. cruises on Rosie, CVA-42 at that time.
Comment by Lawrence "Ski" Gorski on April 29, 2011 at 8:26pm
Ah, my second carrier as a black-shoe, the first being the Coral Sea. I served in M Division from May '72 to May '75. We made two Med Cruises while I was there. I actually joined the FDR in Greece.

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