Mangione, Bill, PO2

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
8279-C-2 Aircraft Loadmaster
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1998-2000, 8279, VRC-30 Providers
Previously Held NEC
AE-7137-Aircraft Instrument IMA Technician
AE-7173-ASM-175 Electronic Module Test Console IMA Technician
8380-UH-1N System Organizational Maintenance Technician
8201-Naval Aircrewman Candidate
8241-C-12/ C 26 Air Transport Crewman
Service Years
1980 - 2000
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Suez Canal
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 38Post 7466, Sullivan-Jones PostUSS America Carrier Veterans Association
  2017, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 38 (Life Member) (Troy, New York) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2018, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7466, Sullivan-Jones Post (Poestenkill, New York) - Chap. Page
  2018, USS America Carrier Veterans Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired in 2000. Enjoying life.
Diagnosed with leukemia in 2002, 
Other Comments:
Not Specified
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  1981-1984, AE-7137, USS America (CV-66)

AE-Aviation Electrician's Mate

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USS America (CV-66) Unit Page

Petty Officer Third Class

AE-7137-Aircraft Instrument IMA Technician


 USS America (CV-66) Details

USS America (CV-66)
November - Uniform - Sierra - Alpha
Tactical Voice Radio Call: "COURAGE"

Displacement 60,300 Tons, Dimensions, 1047' 6" (oa) x 129' 4" x 37' (Max)
Armament 4 Terrier-SAM, 100 Aircraft.
Armor, Unknown.
Machinery, 280,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 34 Knots, Crew 4154-4580.

Operational and Building Data

Laid down by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corp. 1 January 1961. Name assigned 16 January 1962. Launched 1 February 1964 and commissioned 23 January 1965.

Reclassified as a Multi-purpose Aircraft Carrier (CV-66) on 30 June 1975.

Fate: Decommissioned and stricken on 9 August 1996. Sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Virginia coast, on 14 May 2005, after 25 days of tests consisting of underwater and surface simulated attacks on the ship. These tests were intended to provide valuable data on survivability for the next generation of aircraft carriers.

According to the December 4, 2006 issue of "Navy Times," ex-America was in one piece and sitting on its keel, some 476 miles east of Charleston, SC, and about 400 miles west of Bermuda, and 16,860 feet (5,139 meters) below the surface. This information was obtained by the USS America Carrier Veterans Association on October 30, through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit
Kitty Hawk-class

Aircraft Carrier

Created/Owned By
MM Summers, Nicole (minnie mouse), MMFN 105

Last Updated: Mar 4, 2007
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
AE3 Dave Carrabette, AE3 Robbie Robertson,

Best Moment
Passing thru the Suez canal for the first time


Other Memories
Perth Australia

My Photos For This Unit
No Available Photos
627 Members Also There at Same Time
USS America (CV-66)

Alderson, James, PO2, (1981-1989) AE AE-7173 Petty Officer Second Class
Allen, James, PO2, (1978-1982) AE AE-8345 Petty Officer Second Class
Dotson, Billy, PO2, (1980-1999) AE AE-7105 Petty Officer Second Class
Peterson, James, PO2, (1982-1988) AE AE-8312 Petty Officer Second Class
Timothy, James, PO2, (1982-1986) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
DeLorme, Richard, PO2, (1978-1988) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Blinn, Norman, CAPT, (1962-1992) OFF 000X Commander
Parrott, Ralph, CAPT, (1963-1990) OFF 310X Commander
Wade, Jack, CDR, (1968-1988) OFF 183X Commander
Cohrs, Fred, CDR, (1968-1996) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Jaskot, Richard, RDML, (1975-2006) OFF 132X Lieutenant Commander
Lerseth, Roger G., CDR, (1969-1994) OFF 612X Lieutenant Commander
Snead, Thomas, LCDR, (1971-1997) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Tootle, Dan, LCDR, (1962-1984) OFF 130X Lieutenant Commander
Ford, Charles, CDR, (1981-1995) OFF 250X Lieutenant
Goldstein, Alan, LCDR, (1968-1994) OFF 165X Lieutenant
Gorie, Dominic L. Pudwill, CAPT, (1979-2005) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Grisham, Jimmy, CDR, (1975-2004) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Jones, Jerry, LT, (1975-1987) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Moore, William, LT, (1977-1986) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Rehbaum, Karl, LT, (1969-1990) OFF 647X Lieutenant
Schmidt, Robert, LT, (1979-1986) OFF 132X Lieutenant
Sciancalepore, Michael, LCDR, (1970-1997) OFF 651X Lieutenant
Shimkus, Albert, CAPT, (1965-2007) OFF 290X Lieutenant
VIllanueva, Felix, CAPT, (1982-2003) OFF 410X Lieutenant
Laughlin, Richard, LCDR, (1963-1995) OFF 651X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Parron, Jim, CWO4, (1966-1991) OFF 618X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Whitaker, Alexander, CAPT, (1981-2007) OFF 163X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Martin, John, CDR, (1968-1998) OFF 616X Ensign
Parish, Benjamin, LT, (1965-1987) OFF 613X Ensign
Reeve, Kirk, CAPT, (1976-2007) OFF 111X Ensign
Cawthon, Roy, CPO, (1979-2000) AO 8286 Other Service Rank
Ramirez, Roland, (1982-1985) MS MS-0000 Other Service Rank
Gorman, Fred, CWO4, (1950-1989) OFF 738X Chief Warrant Officer 4
Marino, Michael, CWO4, (1969-1999) OFF 752X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Matthews, Fred, CWO4, (1961-1988) OFF 711X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Milan, Gerald, CWO3, (1968-1988) WO 741X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Patterson, Pat, CWO4, (1965-1995) WO 736X Chief Warrant Officer 2
Gary, Walter, MCPO, (1959-1990) PR PR-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Kugler, Allen, MCPO, (1963-1985) MM MM-9517 Master Chief Petty Officer
Mohr, Michael, MCPO, (1961-1984) SH SH-3111 Master Chief Petty Officer
Snee, Thomas, FORCM, (1965-1996) NC NC-9589 Master Chief Petty Officer
Elliott, Richard, SCPO, (1955-1987) MM MM-4204 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Helmick, Butch, MCPO, (1968-2002) AC AC-6902 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Senior, Charles, MCPO, (1962-1983) AK AK-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Cardoso, Sergio, CPO, (1982-2007) BM BM-9502 Chief Petty Officer
Curley, George, SCPO, (1967-1993) AT AT-6663 Chief Petty Officer
Douvier, Brian, CPO, (1975-1995) MM MM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Ewert, Pete, CPO, (1965-1986) AC AC-6902 Chief Petty Officer
Friedlieb, Robert, SCPO, (1965-1989) MA MA-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Gladhart, David, CPO, (1968-1988) IS IS-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Hoyt, Don, LCDR, (1972-1998) PN PN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Jamieson, John, MCPO, (1971-1994) 00 8331 Chief Petty Officer
Jordan, Mark, CPO, (1979-1999) AC AC-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Kaplan, Larry, MCPO, (1975-1995) AB ABE-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Meehan, John, CPO, (1975-1992) HM HM-8425 Chief Petty Officer
Powell, Chris, SCPO, (1972-1995) AW AW-7831 Chief Petty Officer
Presson, Ray, MCPO, (1973-1994) AW AW-7846 Chief Petty Officer
Reich, Rod, LT, (1975-2002) GM GMT-0926 Chief Petty Officer

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