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USS Midway CVA-41

USS Midway (CVB/CVA/CV-41) was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class, and the first to be commissioned after the end of World War II.

Veterans: 64
Latest Activity: Feb 25, 2019

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Comment by Neil E. Burke on February 25, 2019 at 10:22pm

Served on her from 9/30/57 to 11/19/59. Was R Div.. JO, OI Div. JO, A Div. JO  & finally A Div. Officer. Served with a fantastic group of men.

Comment by peter joseph bono on January 25, 2019 at 2:19pm

i was stationed on the midway for a year in 1981-1982, i was a gunners mate tech serving in ammo hole #1 with the big ones. i will never forget the time i spent with patrick mitchael a bm 3. i met my with on the midway have now been married 35 years, go midway magic

Comment by ElRoy Wiens on June 22, 2018 at 9:07am

Served on Midway from 1970 - 1971. I was an ATN2 in AIMD, supervisor of avionics shop 3 just below the flight deck. Began in Hunters Point bringing Midway out of drydock and through sea trials. Completed first WestPac tour after restoration.

Comment by Bill Haimes on December 30, 2017 at 7:38pm

Midway Magic is alive and well in San Diego.  Have been aboard twice since she arrived.  Our reunion group started out as Midway and FDR but is now just Squadrons and Shipmates.  We want to bring aboard all the carriers, especially those whose members/numbers are getting smaller with age.  We are even running short of MIDWAY vets.  We have veterans from Plankowners to Decomm.  Join us.

Comment by Bill Haimes on December 26, 2017 at 1:47pm

Served in MIDWAY from Dec '78 to Dec 80 as MPA.  Best bunch of snipes I ever met.

Comment by Joseph Tetrault on March 15, 2017 at 2:04pm

Any carrier or squadron member should consider joining Squadrons & Shipmates (google it) for reunion activities. Great group of folks sharing experiences and camaraderie of Navy veteran service.

Comment by Joseph Tetrault on March 15, 2017 at 1:58pm

My 4-year Navy stint began Great Lakes (boot camp) in Nov. 72. Went to SK school, NTC-San Diego, Jan. 73. From there, went to NAS North Island, San Diego.  Joined Midway at Yokosuka, Japan in Nov. 73 shortly after she was homeported there. Served in S-1 Div. office, then Supply Support Center. Left Midway in Jan. 76 and went to USS Bryce Canyon, Pearl Harbor, HI. Left Navy as SK2 in Aug.76. Experiences were awesome.    

Comment by Clifford Kavanaugh on February 24, 2017 at 5:52pm
I just framed a photo of CVA-41 and USS Newport News CA-148 on replenishment ops underway in the early 50's. My Dad (EOD) served on CVA-41 and I (HM3) served on CA-148.
Comment by Charles E. Webb JR. on February 23, 2017 at 8:28pm

Have any of you been to San Diego to see the Old Lady?

Comment by Armando Cisneros on August 17, 2016 at 6:43pm

My squadron VFA 195 (FA-18) reported aboard Atsugi, Japan late November 1986, assigned to the USS Midway that have just got re fitted to received the new Hornet aircraft. Served on the the Midway till December of 1997 and crossed the equator in May 1987.  Visited Sydney Australia and many other ports.  Good cruise and interesting times.   


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