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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.

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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 James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired on October 3, 2017 at 10:35am

USS Midway was my first command after Boot (Great Lakes) and MM A School NTC Great Lakes. I was onboard from Sept. 1977 to Sept 1979. I was in Engineering, A Division EA04 (Air Conditioning And Refrigeration). We were the most sea going ship during my time aboard. We even had to replace USS Ranger Deployment they just got over to 7th Fleet and hit a Tanker. So their deployment was Hawaii, Subic PI for repairs then back to stateside. We were going thru SRA in our Homeport of Yokosuka when we were told we had to get underway. We just got back from our last deployment. We stopped in Subic to re-supply but only personnel that could leave the ship were our Supply PO because (DANGER RANGER) was there getting her bow repaired. We were there for about 36 hours then underway till we got relieved. For a old gal, we kicked butt. We won the Battle E while I was aboard. I was a MMFN when I  reported aboard left MM3. I don't know anyone been here  is a good Midway Website a lot  of Pics and info from fellow Midway Sailors.  I put a lot of pics and other stuff on the site. I  been to her in San Diego couldn't get to my old shop they had it closed off but it was good to see her. Well take care shipmates don't forget !!  MIDWAY MAGIC  

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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