Krafft, James, ABC

Aviation Boatswain's Mate
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
AB-0000-Aviation Boatswain's Mate
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1989-1991, AB-0000, USS Forrestal (CV-59)
Previously Held NEC
ABE-0000-Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch/Recovery
Service Years
1946 - 1991
AB-Aviation Boatswain's Mate
Nine Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)American LegionAviation Boatswain's Mates Association (ABMA)The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)
  1991, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1996, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1999, Aviation Boatswain's Mates Association (ABMA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
My wife developed Alzheimer's in 2008. May 2010 she has Leukemia will be terminal according to her Doctor's. Erma passed on 21 August 2010.
My Site  and developing another stream of income. 

Other Comments:

Joined 7 June 1946 served until 1948. Renlisted 15 November 1950 discharged 1960 and joined the Naval Reserve program. Recalled in 1982 at the age of 52. They didn't have enough  ABEs for
the USS Saratoga which was being recommisioned in SLEP. (Service Life Extension Program) in Philedelphia. After the Super Sara I went to HSL-36, Mayport for shore duty and retired from USS Forrestal 31 March 1991. Started drawing Social Security June1991. 3/1/2012 enjoying good health.


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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1946, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 1951
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)NATTC (Staff) Jacksonville, FL, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff)Formal Schools and Training CoursesUS Navy
NAS Saufley FieldNAS PensacolaUSS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42)VR-22
USS Valley Forge (CV-45)NAS NorfolkUSS Saratoga (CV-60)HSL-36 LampLighters
USS Forrestal (CV-59)
  1946-1946, NAVRESCEN Huntington, WV
  1946-1946, NATTC (Staff) Jacksonville, FL, Naval Air Technical Training Command (Staff)
  1946-1947, Primary Flight Training, NAS Whiting Field, FL
  1947-1947, NAF Corry Field
  1947-1947, NAS Saufley Field
  1948-1948, NAS Pensacola
  1950-1953, ABE-0000, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42)
  1953-1957, AB-0000, VR-22
  1956-1957, AB-0000, USS Valley Forge (CV-45)
  1957-1960, AB-0000, NAS Norfolk
  1982-1982, ABE-0000, (ABE) Aviation Boatswain's Mate C School
  1982-1986, ABE-0000, USS Saratoga (CV-60)
  1986-1989, ABE-0000, HSL-36 LampLighters
  1989-1991, AB-0000, USS Forrestal (CV-59)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield
 Colleges Attended 
Piedmont College
  1970-1974, Piedmont College
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