|USS Oriskany CVA 34, The "Mighty O"|
has been my Virtual Museum
and Tribute to the USS Oriskany since 2004 and is dedicated to all of her former
crewmembers, their families and friends.
It is my hope that viewing all the artifacts, videos, magazine articles and more that I have to share here will bring back fond memories of your time aboard. I'm also proud to offer USS Oriskany cruise books for download for every cruise the ship made during her illustrious career.
NOTICE: 11/14/2017 - Mementos from the Past. Donated by PH3 Spence Spivey and his wife Ginger added at the "MEDIA>ARTIFACTS" page.
|NOTICE: 09/17/2017 - I've found three more months of deck logs and they have now been added to my decklogs page. These are the months of June, July and October, 1965, which completes that year. You can view these and all the other Oriskany deck logs by going to my "MEDIA>ARTIFACTS" page.|
05/15/2017 - Just added to the "MEDIA>ARTIFACTS"
page, recordings from the 1MC from 1969 -1971.
These were recorded by Larry Krauss on his reel
to reel tape deck.
Larry has donated several other artifacts for this site as well so be sure to check them out.
|NOTICE: 03/22/2017 - Just added to the "MEDIA>ARTIFACTS" page, the front page of the May 19, 1953 edition of the San Diego Union including stories about Debbie Reynolds and the ship's mascot, Schatzie after Oriskany returns to port after her cruise off the coast of Korea.|
|NOTICE: 03/11/2017 -Just added, home movies taken by Scott Duennes, ADJ2 attached to Helicopter Sq. HC-1 during the 1966 WestPac Cruise. The movies include the rescue of the crew from the "August Moon" during a typhoon. I've also included Scott's personal recollections from that time. Go to the "MEDIA>VIDEOS" page on the menu above.|
|NOTICE: 12/29/2016 -At the 2016 ORA Reunion, the membership voted unanimously to split the $1000.00 scholarship that was going to a student in Oriskany New York to have one $500 go to a student in Oriskany New York and one to a descendant of a ship mate from the USS Oriskany. The scholarship is funded by the members of the Oriskany Reunion Organization so they determine how the money is spent. In this way the connection with the students in Oriskany New York continues and the descendants of a ship mate get an opportunity to keep the spirit of the USS Oriskany alive thru a descendant. You can download the application for this student scholarship by going to the bottom of the ‘Artifacts’ page from the menu above, or click on the links here. PDF version : DOCX version. If you have further questions, you can contact Jerry Schulte by emailing him at SchulteOmaha@cox.net|
|NOTICE: 12/15/2016 -I've just added an additonal 18 months worth of deck logs from the National Archives. You can download these and many others on my decklog page. On the menu above, click on MEDIA>ARTIFACTS and scroll down to the link to the decklogs.|
|NOTICE: 8/18/2016 - An Except from Richard C. Knott's "Attack from the Sky: Naval Air Operations in the Korean War" featuring aerial combat with planes/jets from the USS Oriskany has been added to the ARTIFACTS page thanks to Peter Isaia's family. Peter was a plank owner aboard the USS Oriskany at that time.|
|NOTICE: 7/2/2016 - I've added two new videos to my site. One is the beginning of the long journey home for the fire victims of Oct 26, 1966 and the other is the Burial at Sea Ceremony for Lt. Cdr Omar Ford. The first video is black and white and the second is in color. Links to both can be found at my Videos page under the "MEDIA" button in the menu above.|
|ANNOUNCEMENT: At this time, I am no longer offering USS Oriskany cruise books on CD. Instead, I've decided to offer them as digital downloads only. And, instead of having a set price, I’m asking for a small donation. Your donation is very welcome and helps maintain this website and all the information found here. You can access the digital cruise books by clicking on the "CRUISE BOOKS" link in the menu above.|
|NOTICE: 5/9/2016 - I now have an additional 21 months of decklogs for viewing. There are nine months for the year 1961 and the full year for 1962. The 1962 logs cover the WestPac Cruise that took place that year. The year 1961 includes a 5 month overhaul at the San Francisco Naval Shipyard beginning on March 30. Oriskany departed the shipyard on 9 September for underway training out of San Diego with CVG-16 doing workups and refresher training which continued until June of 1962. There are now a total of 88 months worth of decklogs to view.|
|NOTICE: 5/08/2016 - I've now added action reports submitted by Carrier Air Group 102 while deployed aboard the USS Oriskany during the Korean conflict. You will find the link to them at the bottom of the "Artifacts" page. Just click on the "MEDIA" menu button above.|
|Last updated: 11/14/2017|