Formal History

VP-21/ VPB-111 SQUADRON HISTORY FROM NAVAL HISTORIC WEB SITE

The following was taken from the Naval Historical Web Site. There were found to be several errors in the information presented. Those errors that were found were corrected. There may be further errors in the information presented that have not been found. Please send your corrections to Fred Schuster, Association Historian.

In a Nutshell

30 July 1943: Established as Bombing Squadron ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN (VB-111).
1 October 1944: Re-designated Patrol Bombing Squadron ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN (VPB-111).
15 May 1946: Re-designated Patrol Squadron ONE HUNDRED ELEVEN (VP-111).
15 November 1946: Re-designated Heavy Patrol Squadron (Land Plane) ELEVEN (VP-HL-11).
1 September 1948: Re-designated Patrol Squadron TWENTY ONE (VP-21), the fifth squadron to be assigned the VP designation.
21 November 1969: Disestablished.

VPB-111 (December 1944 to August 1945)

Commanding officers:
Commander James V. Barry (January 1944 to April 1945);
Lieutenant Commander Gordon R. Egbert (April 1945).
Based at (Tinian (December 1944);
Morotai ( January to February 1945);
Tacloban (February to April 1945);
Palawan (April to August 1945).

VPB-111 started as a European-based PB4Y-1 squadron. During it’s second tour of duty in the Pacific, the squadron flew PB4Y-1s and -2s.

VP-21 Squadron Insignia and Nickname

The squadron’s first insignia on record was not submitted to CNO for approval until after WWII when it was designated VP-HL-11. The design approved by CNO on 19 February1948, was that of an elephant centered in a circular design overlaid on an anchor. The elephant held a depth bomb in its trunk, a searchlight around its neck, wings on its back and a gun turret on top of its back. The elephant was apparently a common theme of the period, featured in insjgnia used earlier by both VPB-52 and 101. The “elephant” of VP-HL-11 was the Navy’s largest land-based bomber, the PB4Y-2 Privateer. It was utilized in an ASW role and equipped with searchlights for night attacks against surfaced submarines. Colors: elephant: gray’ black and white; wings: yellow turret: blackclouds: white; sky: blue; searchlight: yellow; anchor: blue and whIte. V P-HL-11 and VP-21 used the Insignia through 1952.

The squadron’s second insignia was submitted in 1953 and approved by, CNO on 10 March 1953. The motif of the design was the ‘Truculent Turtle, named after the P2V1 flown by Commander Thomas D. Davies on a record-breaking flight on 29 September 1946, from Perth, Australia, to Columbus, Ohio. The turtle was rampant in a cloud-filled night sky, searching out the adversary with a lantern in his right hand (corresponding to the searchlight on the starboard wing tip of the P2V-6), and ready to attack with a rocket carried in his left hand. In the background was a parachute mine
symbolic of the squadron’s primary mission in sea and air warfare. Colors: turtle, light green body, yellow eyes, dark green shell, lamp: black frame; lantern, light yellow; missile, red; cloud, gray; sky, blue; mine, black with white parachute; insignia border, black.

The squadron’s third insignia was approved by CNO on 17 August 1959. It was a circular patch with VP-21 at the bottom. In the patch were two playing cards, an ace of spades and a jack of spades. The squadron derived its nickname from the latter card, the “Black Jacks.” The squadron insignia was changed when it’s primary mission was changed from aerial mine warfare to anti-submarine warfare. Colors: playing cards, black and white; background red; squadron logo, black with white letters; border, black.

Chronology of Significant Events

30 July 1943: VB-111 was established at NAS Norfolk, Va. Half of the personnel from VP-201 formed the cadre of the new squadron. The next day a new commanding officer was designated and all personnel began relocating to NAS Oceana, Va., for training in the Consolidated PB4 Y-1 Liberator patrol bomber. Operational control of the squadron came under FAW-5.
15 August 1943: Six crews were sent to San Diego, California to pick up half of the squadron’s allotment of aircraft. After their arrival the crews completed their familiarization training using auxiliary fields at Chincoteague, Va., and Cherry Point, N.C.
1 October 1943: The squadron received its orders to deploy to St. Eval. England under the operational control of FAW -7.
4 November 1943: VPB-111 transferred to Port Lyautey, French Morocco, under the operational control of FAW-15, to guard the western approaches to Gibraltar.
8 February 1944: The squadron had its first contact with the enemy on this date, carrying out one attack on a German U-boat. Postwar records indicate no enemy losses on that date.
2 March 1944: Over a period of four months, sections of three aircraft at a time were transferred back to S1.Eval, England,
under the operational control of FAW-7.
By 13 July 1944, the entire squadron was gathered at St. Eval in preparation for its return to NAS Quonset Point, R.I.
14July1944: The first section of three aircraft departed England for the U.S., arriving on the 19th. The last section arrived at NAS Quonset Point on 23 July 1944. The squadron began a training program that was conducted through 19 August 1944.
20 August 1944: The first section of VB-111 aircraft began the transit across the U.S. to the West Coast, with the last section arriving at NAS Camp Kearney, Calif. on the 22d. The squadron came under the operational control of FAW-14. A brief period of training for South Pacific operations was undertaken through the end of September.
24 September 1944: VB-Ill personnel (13 officers and 102 enlisted) boarded Makassar Strait (CVE 91) for transportation to NAS Kaneohe, Hawaii. Aircrews began the TransPac on 1 October 1944, with the last section arriving on 5 October 1944.
29 November 1944: VPB-111 was given combat indoctrination training under operational control of FAW-2
through the end of November. On the 29th. the squadron received orders to transfer to the combat zone at NAB West Field, Tinian. The last section of aircraft arrived on 1 December 1944, and the squadron came under the operational control of FAW-1. Strategic long-range searches were conducted from that location through the middle of January 1945.
5 January 1945: Two squadron PB4Y11s, flown by Lieutenant Howard E. Sires and Franklin B. Emerson, spotted and attacked a midget submarine two miles southwest of Chichi Jima. The submarine was sunk using 250 pound G.P. bombs and strafing with 50-caliber guns.
15 January 1945: The squadron and its headquarters were relocated to NAB Morotai under the operational control of FAW-17, with a detachment of four aircraft at Tacioban Air Base, Leyte. Philippines, under FAW 10. Long-range reconnaissance missions and anti-shipping patrols were carried out from both locations.
1 February 1945: VPB- 111 began transferring personnel and assets to the Tacloban Air Base from Morotai. By 6 February 1945, the entire squadron had been relocated, with a detachment of four crews at McGuire Field, Mindoro. Long-range reconnaissance missions and anti-shipping patrols were carried out from both locations.
17 March 1945: The Mindoro detachment rejoined the squadron at Tacloban to prepare for the upcoming invasion of Okinawa. Interdiction cover patrols for TF 58 en route to Okinawa began on 21 March 1945.
11 April 1945: VPB-lll relocated to Palawan Army Air Field. On 1 May 1945, the squadron received several new PB4Y-2 Privateers as replacements for its worn-out PB4Y11s. With its new and refurbished complement of aircraft, the squadron commenced a series of daytime strikes on targets along the Borneo and Malaya coasts. On one such mission against the enemy installations at Singapore, two squadron Privateers were teamed up for an attack. One of the aircraft was badly damaged during its bombing run. and the second, flown by Lieutenant (JG) Romayn F. Heyler. flew through heavy enemy fire to protect its withdrawal from the area. During the escape from the target area a squadron of enemy fighters attacked the Privateers. Lieutenant (JG) Heyler’s crew managed to shoot down one fighter and damage several others while escorting their squadron mates safely back to base. For his heroic actions while protecting his comrades Lieutenant (JG) Heyler was later awarded the Navy Cross.
7 July 1945: A detachment of five aircraft was sent to Mindoro, Philippines. for a two-week tour of duty, returning to Palawan on 20 July.
27 October 1945: After a brief period of stand down for maintenance, the squadron began the transit back to NAS Kaneohe, Hawaii, and from there to the u.S.
24 November 1945: VPB-lll concluded its transit from the South Pacific to NAS New York, where crews were given leave. Over the next three months many of the wartime personnel were discharged from military service to civilian status.
1 March 1946: VPB-111 began a period of postwar reforming and retraining of new crews at NAS New York.
June 1946: The squadron was designated an Atlantic Fleet Antisubmarine Warfare Squadron.
3 January 1949: VP-21 deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for training. One squadron aircraft crashed at Patuxent River, Md., killing two crewmen.
28 June 1950: The squadron received its first P4M-1. VP-21 was selected to be one of the few Navy patrol squadrons to fly the new Mercator.
15 July 1951 Thru 22 July 1952: The entire squadron went on a 6500
mile flight. Stops at Pensacola, San Diego, Alameda (a formation flight of the entire squadron), Seattle and return to Pax. River. All aircraft completed the 6500 mile flight with only minor problems.
21 October 1952: The squadron gave a demonstration of the P4M-l’s capabilities to CNO and BuAer officials, which included minelaying to show the bomber’s ability to carry 13,000 pounds of mines in an internal bomb bay.
February 1953: VP-21 replaced its P4M-l Mercators with P2V-6 Neptunes, carrying the latest equipment for minelaying and ASW, a steerable nose wheel and reversible pitch propellers.
May 1954: Home Station was changed ftom NAS Patuxent River, MD, to NAS Brunswick, Maine.
1 August 1958: The squadron’s primary mission was changed from aerial
minelaying to antisubmarine warfare.
8 July 1958: VP-21 deployed to RNAS Halfar, Malta. During the deployment, the squadron participated in the Lebanon Incident from 15 July to 1 October 1958. VP-21 and VP-10 provided ASW coverage to the Sixth Fleet during the crisis.
1 January 1967: Six VP-21 aircraft deployed to Rota, Spain, relieving VP24. On 6 June to 23 June 1967, the Rota detachment deployed four aircraft to Souda Bay, Crete, for advanced base operations during the Arab-Israeli conflict.
21 November 1969: VP-21 was disestablished at NAS Brunswick, Maine.

Bases and Aircraft

Home Port Assignments

 

Location Date of Assignment
NAS Norfolk, Va. 30 July 1943
NAAS Oceana. Va. 01 August 1943
NAF Port Lyautey. F.M. 04 November 1943
NAS Quonset Point, R.I. 23 July 1944
NAS Kaneohe. Hawaii 05 October 1944
NAB Tinian 01 December 1944
NAB Morotai 15 January 1945
NAB Tacloban, Philippines 01 February 1945
AAF Palawan 11 April 1945
NAS New York, N.Y. 24 November 1945
NAS Atlantic City, N.J. 23 May 1946
NAS Patuxent River. Md. 11 May 1948
NAS Brunswick, Maine 26 May 1954 to 1969

Aircraft Assignment

 

Type of Aircraft Date Type First Received
PB4Y-1            Aug 1943
PB4Y-2            May 1945
P4M-1            June 1950
P2V-6              Feb 1953
P2 V-5F            Aug 1953
P2V-7S            Dec 1957
The P2V-7S was redesignated SP-2H in 1962.

Aircraft Assignment

 

Type of Aircraft Date Type First Received
PB4Y-1            Aug 1943
PB4Y-2            May 1945
P4M-1            June 1950
P2V-6              Feb 1953
P2 V-5F            Aug 1953
P2V-7S            Dec 1957
Major Overseas Deployments

Aircraft Assignment

Date Of Departure Date of Return Wing Base of Operations Type of Aircraft Are of Operations
01 October 1943 03 November 1943 FAW-7 St. Eval PB4Y- 1 NorLant
04 November 1943 01 March 1944 FAW- 15 Port Lyautey PB4Y- I Med
02 March 1944 13 July 1944 FAW-7 St. Eval PB4Y- 1 NorLant
24 September 1944 27 October 1945 FAW-2 Kaneohe PB4Y- 1 WestPac
01 December 1944 14 January 1945 FAW-1 Tinian PB4Y-1 SoPac
15 Jan 1945* 05 February 1945 FAW-17 Morotai PB4Y-1 SoPac
15 Jan 1945* 05 February 1945 FAW- 10 Tacloban PB4Y- I SoPac
06 February 1945 10 April 1945 FAW-l0 Mindoro PB4Y-1 SoPac
11 April 1945 27 October 1945 FAW-10 Palawan PB4Y-2 SoPac
28 April 1947 14 May 1947 FAW-5 Argentia PB4Y-2 NorLant
03 January 1949 26 February 1949 FAW-5 Guantanamo PB4Y-2 Carib
21 April 1949 02 August 1949 FAW-5 Argentia PB4Y-2 NorLant
1952 1952 FAW-15 Port Lyautey P4M-1 Med
Jun.1953 Nov. 1953 FAW-5 Malta (Luqa) P2V-6 Med
Jun. 1954 Nov. 1954 FAW-3 Malta (Hal Far) P2V-6 Med
01 August 1955 01 December 1955 FAW-3 Malta P2V-5F Med
08 July 1958 07 December 1958 FAW-3 Malta P2V-7S Med
2 Mar 1960* 01 August 1960 FAW-3 Sigonella P2V-7S Med
2 Mar 1960* 01 August 1960 FAW-3 Keflavik P2V-7S NorLant
04 June 1961 06 November 1961 FAW-3 Argentia P2V-7S NorLant
27 Oct 1962* 26 November 1962 FAW-3 Lajes SP-2H NorLant
27 Oct 1962* 03 December 1962 FAW-3 Argentia SP-2H NorLant
05 January 1963 01 June 1963 FAW-3 Sigonella SP-2H Med
29 April 1963 01 June 1963 FAW-3 Souda Bay SP-2H Med
01 April 1964 01 June 1964 FAW-3 Argentia SP-2H NorLant
01 May 1964 01 June 1964 FAW-3 Guantanamo SP-2H Carib
20 August 1965 01 February 1966 FAW-3 Rota SP-2H Med
20 August 1965 01 February 1966 FAW-3 Keflavik SP-2H NorLant
01 April 1966 18 April 1966 FAW-3 Bermuda SP-2H Lant
1 Jan 1 967 29 June 1967 FAW-3 Rota SP-2H Med
05 June 1967 29 June 1967 FAW-3 Souda Bay SP-2H Med
15 October 1967 15 April 1968 FAW-3 Sigonella SP-2H Med
20 February 1969 26 June 1969 FAW-3 Sigonella SP-2H Med
* The Squadron conducted split deployments to two sites during the same date
Wing Assignments

Aircraft Assignment

Wing Tail Code Assignment Date
FAW-5   01-Aug-43
FAW-7   01-Oct-43
FAW-15   04-Nov-43
FAW-7   02-Mar-44
FAW-5   23-Jul-44
FAW-14   22-Aug-44
FAW-2   05-Oct-44
FAW-1   01-Dec-44
FAW-17/1O  

15 Jan 1945 (SPLIT DEPLOYMENT)

FAW-5 HC Apr-47
FAW-3 HC 26-May-54
  LH 01-Jul-57

The squadron was assigned the tail code H.C. on 7 November 1947. The squadrons tail code was changed from HC. to LH in 1957. The effective date for this change was most likely the beginning of FY 1958 (1 July1957).

Unit Awards Received
Unit A ward Inclusive Date Covering Unit Award
NUC 02-Dec-44 31-Jul-45
AFEM                   24-Oct-62 31-Dec-62

1952 (April) Enlisted Roster VP-21

ENLISTED CREWS ROSTER – 1 APR 1952
NAME______________________________     RATE__SER.NO_______NJC___________DUTY STA_________
ADCOCK,  James Hughston                                   ADE3     641 09 07     AD-6489-07     Power Plants
ALLNUTT,  Marshall Willard                                      AN        278 48 79     AN-0062-0     Power Plants
ALLEN,  Clarence Wayne                                         AT1     234 64 05     AT-6601-07     Electronics
AUDIA, William (n)                                                  AMAN     346 83 83     AM-7209-85     Air Frames
 
BAKER,  David Welling Jr.                                       ADAN     428 61 34     AD-6429-85     Power Plants
BAKER,  Mark Dowd                                                 AL3       643 62 14     AL-6704-07     Plane Rdo
BALANOVICH,  Daniel (n)                                        AMAN     439 00 74     AM-7209-85     Air Frames
BALLARD,  Willaim Paul                                          AE3     372 30 10     AE-7219-74     Electronics
BARCLAY,  David Leon                                           AMAN     235 26 90     AM-7219-74     Air Frames
BARNES,  Guy Edward                                            AM3     365 85 47     AM-7212-74     Air Frames
BASSETTI,  Henry (n)                                               AMC     265 41 92     AM-7212-08     Air Frames
BEDLINGTON,  Norman Curtiss                              AD3     555 25 41     AD-6429-07     Power Plants
BENSHAW,  Neil Graydon                                      YNSN     365 97 52     YN-2509-07     Personnel
BEST,  Roy Herbert                                                    AM3     365 02 64     AM-7242-07     Hydraulics
BILLS,  Roger Dean                                                   AN     323 92 64     AN-0062-07     Material
BITTER,  John Henry                                              AOAN     302 97 34     AO-6809-65     Navy Exchange
BLACK,  Vendol Austin                                              SD3     556 98 02     SD-9019-65     BOQ
BOATWRIGHT,  Deedie Andrew Jr.                         MNSN     449 87 55     MN-1225-07     Ordinance
BOEHMER,  Frederick Emanuel                               AN     235 30 39     AN-0062-07     Electronics
BOLIN,  Charles Robert                                            AD3     635 31 80     AD-6429-07     Power Plants
BOWDEN,  Samuel (n)                                             AL3     810 51 99      AL-6704-07     Electronics/Mail PO
BRBORICH,  Nicholas Edward                                 AN     423 70 95     AN-0062-07     Ordinance
BRICE,  Charles Francis                                          ADC     250 52 23     AD-6443-07     Power Plants
BRISBON,  Timothy (n)                                            SD2     971 26 66     SD-9012-07     BOQ
BROCK,  Huel Briaston                                           CSC     272 45 60     CS-3001-07     Galley #5
BROOKS,  Carl Donald                                          AOAN     571 46 66     AO-6809-01     Ordinance
BROOKS,  Elmer Louis                                           AOC     272 45 60     AO-6802-07     Ordinance
BROWN,  James Lawrence                                     SDC     265-67 02     SD-9001-07     BOQ
BRUNS,  Melvin Rudolph                                          AN     376 38 89     AD-6427-07     Power Plants
BUONCORE,  Thomas Salvatore                             AA     911 88 08           -0062-07     Galley #4
BURTON,  James Fred                                           AOC     295 40 36     AO-6802-07     Ordinance
BACKLUND,  Robert Alfred                                    AO2     799 62 19     AO-6802-07     Ordinance

 

CARLTON,  Charles Duane                                    AD1     669 63 32     AD-6484-07     Power Plants
CATANZARITE,  Anthony (n)                                   AK3     365 24 42     AK-8003-07     Material
CATTELL,  Charles Abner                                       AOC     321 63 20     AO-6802-07     Ordinance
CAUDELL,  John (n)                                                 AT3     331 63 20     AT-6689-85     Electrronics
CHASEZ,  Terrence Francis Jr.                               AK2     846 71 14     AK-8002-84     Material
CICIRETTI,  Vincent (n)                                          AM3     251 50 94     AM-7242-07     Hydraulics
CONNOR,  Richard Cecil                                        AN     364 86 29     AD-6489-07     Brks #417
COVINGTON,  Vernon Clyde                                AOC     337 09 79     AO-6802-07     Ordinance
CULLOP,  Donald Edward                                    AMAN     325 71 34     AM-7219-07     Air Frames
NAME___________________     RATE__SER NO_____NJC___     DUTY STA
DAVID,  Robert Stanley                 AD1     269 76 45     AD-6444-07     PC   HC-7
DERRYBERRY,  Zollie Oval           AN     253 50 16     AN-0062-07     Power Plants
DICKSON,  Thomas (n)                ALAN     417 07 35     AL-6709-85     Plane Rdo
DOCTEUR,  George Whitney          AA     461 50 84     AN-0062-07     Brks #417
DOMBROWSKY,  Raymond (n)      AD3     449 70 28     AD-6429-07     Flight Log Yeoman
DORAN,  Bernard Patrick               AN     719 67 49     AN-0062-07     Air Frames
DORAN,  Thomas Gregory            ADC     321 41 71     AD-6443-07     PC   HC-1
DRESS,  Edward George              ADAN     538 46 74     AD-6429-85     Power Plants
DUDLEY,  John Gordon                BMC     265 89 41     BM-0162-86     Barracks Chief
DULONG,  Arthur Francis Jr.           AN     415 83 43     AN-0062-07     Para Loft
DUNKLE,  Robert Ralph                 AN     428 65 43     AN-0062-07     Ordinance
EALY,  Samuel Kenyon                  AE3     571 42 27     AE-7109-07     Electronics EASON,  John Talmage                 AD1     268 91 07     AD-6482-07     Power Plants EBERHART,  Franci Xavier           ADAN     985 69 70     AD-6429-02     Maint. Control EDWARDS,  Valgene (n)               AO2     652 09 49     AO-6809-05     Ordinance ERWIG,  Thomas Francis             AM3     225 13 61     AM-7212-08     Air Frames ESTEVEZ,  Randolph Vincent      AMAN     344 73 92     AM-7209-07     Air Frames EVANS, Franklin Durwood            AE2     253 38 95     AE-7109-07     Electronics

FARKOS,  Donald Stephen          AN     365 44 85     AN-0062-07     Power Plants
FALES,  Robert charles                AA     460 13 38            0062-07     Brks #417
FERGUSON,  Jack (n)               AE3     571 60 07     AE-7109-85     Electronics
FIELD,  Arthur Ray                      AN     280 81 18            0009-02     Duty Driver
FINLEY,  William Frederick        AO3     364 91 25     AO-6809-07     Ordinance
FITE,  Ferdinand Leslie               AN     281 32 64            0009-86     Maint.
FLAGGS,  Edgar Allen Jr.          ADAN     426 64 77     AD-6429-85     Power Plants
FLOWERS,  Willaim Walter        ADC     287 58 17     AD-6444-07     PC  HC-7
FLOYD,  Richard David               AA     460 13 63            0062-07     Brks  #417
FOLMAR,  Harold Woodrow        AN     791 15 62            0062-07     Air Frames
FREEMAN,  Paul Ernest             AT3     347 79 23     AT-6602-07     Electronics
FRIEDMAN,  Sidney Jerry          AN     719 81 74            0062-07     Electronics
FRISQUE,  Levi Julian               ADC     300 27 01     AD-6421-85     Power Plants
FRYOVER,  Kenneth Dale          ADAN     433 21 24     AD-6429-85     Power Plants
FUTRELL,  Leo Edward Jr.          BM2     846 77 69     BM-0101-078     1st Lt.

GARDNER,  Roger William          AM3     718 52 62     AM-7209-07     Airframes
GELLES,  Robert Samuel               AEC     243 85 74     AE-7101-04     Electronics
GEORGE,  Charlie (n)               AT2     347 79 22     AT-6602-07     Electronics
GIROUX,  Donald Leonard          AM3     752 29 33     AM-7202-07     Hydraulics
GHERRITY,  Joseph Walter          AL2     652 71 04     AL-6702-07     Planr Rdo
GOODRICH,  Phillip Nelson          AM2     622 10 45     AM-7219-07     Hydraulics
GOODWYN,  James Richard          AA     460 13 43     AN-0062-07     Galley #5
GRABOWSKI,  Bernard John          AT3     791 98 63     AT-6689-07     Electronics
NAME______________________RATE__SER NO_______NJC______DUTY_STA
HAINES, Joseph Delmar               AE3     280 54 39     AE-7112-04     Electronics
HALL,  Robert Bruce                    AOAN     417 41 21     AO-6809-85     Ordinance
HANLON,  John Patrick               AA     460 13 48            0062-07     Duty Driver
HARDIN,  Charles Raymond        ADC     295 33 57     AD-6421-08     Power Plants
HARRIS,  Thomas Norval             AT3     365 84 98     AT-6689-07     Electronics
HARRISON,  Robert Joel             SN     799 14 89     YN-2509-07     Personnel
HAYNES,  Richard Edmond         AMS2     258 43 86     AM-7212-64     Air Frames
HAYTON,  King Charles               SN     426 16 75             0009-07     TAD School
HAZLETT,  William Blackely Jr.     YNSN     365 07 53     YN-2509-07     Personnel
HERMAN, Albin Andrew               YNSN     208 35 35     YN-2509-07     Personnel
HENRY,  Walter Andrew               AD1     992 89 17     AD-6443-07     Power Plants
HIGGINS,  John Thomas               AN     752 86 48     AN-0062-07     Power Plants
HILDEBRANT,  Andy McCullen      AT2     254 41 69     AT-6602-07     Electronics
HODGMAN,  Charles Francis        PN1     209 55 54     PN-2612-84     Personnel
HOLMES,  Kenneth Sherman        AN     900 32 04     AN-0062-07     Ordinance
HORTON,  Charles Wayne          ADC     287 31 66     AD-6482-84     Power Plants
HOWARD,  Milton (n)                   TN     933 77 47     SD-9009-65     1st Lt.
HOYT,  John Mott Jr.                  ADC     268 99 39     AD-6444-07     Power Plants
HUBER,  Charlie (n)                   ADC     382 18 85     AD-6444-07     Power Plants
HUDSON,  Ralph Wilson            AA     438 43 67            0009-86     1st Lt.
HUGHES, Virgis Andrew           ADAN     641 98 79     AD-6429-64     Power Plants
 
IACAVONE,  James Augustus       AN     422 76 26     AN-0062-07     Electronics
 
JACKSON, Thomas Johnathon     AN     235 53 17     AN-0062-07     Material
JAMES,  Quentin Lee                  AD2     636 12 40     AD-6473-07     PC  HC-8
JOHNSON,  Horace Edward          AD1     658 84 45     AD-6425-01     PC  HC-3     
JOHNSON,  Henry William          ADC     223 63 57     AD-6444-07     Maint. Control
JOHNSON,  Robert Donald          AT3     910 33 85     AT-6689-85     Electronics
 
KATZELE,  Robert Theodore          AN     992 83 58     AD-6473-07     Power Plants
KEAGLE,  Clarence (n) Jr.            AN     327 37 08     AN-0062-07     Disbursing
KELLY,  John Howard                   AE3     365 19 50     AE-7109-07     Electronics
KLEMANN,   William Alan            SN     304 07 00            0009-07     TAD School
KLINE,   Calvin Jackson               PR3     417 03 93     PR-7309-85     Para Loft
KNIGHTSTEP,  Homer John        AN     426 16 73     AN-0062-07     Power Plants
KNOX,  James Richard                AN     417 06 86     AN-0062-07     Electronics
KREITZ,  Gerald Farrar                AO1     878 72 19     AO-6802-07     Ordinance
KRUG,  Robert William                ATAN     235 68 20     AT-6689-85     Galley #4
KYRE,  Galen Smith                    AD3     929 95 32     AD-6429-07     Power Plants

LADA,  Edward (n)                       ALC     311 16 59     AL-6701-88     Base Radio
LAWSON,  Edward Franklin        PNSN     426 16 74     PN-2639-07     Education
LAZZARO,  Carmelo Joseph       ADAN     304 25 02     AD-6429-85     Power Plants
LEAVERTON,  John Milton          ADC     372 05 31     AD-6425-07     Power Plants
LEIB,  Douglas Lowell                 SA     433 36 83     YN-2509-07     TAD School
LINENDOLL,  John Alexander      AD1     633 83 11     AD-6444-07     Power Plants
LOCKLEAR,  Wallace (n)              ADC     243 69 77     AD-6444-07     Power Plants
LOGSDON,  John James              AD1     286 65 38     AD-6443-07     PC  HC-6
NAME____________________RATE__SER NO_______NJC_____DUTY_STA
LONG,  Robert Edward               AN     719 11 88     SN-0032-23     Electronics
LUALLEN,  Carl Edward             AOC     287 95 45     AO-6801-02     Ordinance
LUDLAM, Harold Burt                 ALC     341 95 45     AL-6701-07     Plane Rdo

 

MAHAFFEY,  Daniel Alonzo         AD2     575 35 18     AD-6473-07     Power Plants
MAIER,  Richard William              AA     235 88 24     AN-0062-07     Ordinance
MANSFIELD,  John Forrest         ADC     268 23 91     AD-6412-08     Leading chief
MARION,  Jayrell Odin                AN     327 03 79     AN-0062-07     Ordinance
MARTIN,  Noel LaVerne             ATC     668 88 21     AT-6601-07     Electronics
MATTHEWS, John Harding        ADC     381 35 51     AD-6443-07     Power Plants
MATHIAS, Harry Walker           ADAN     364 85 22     AD-6429-07     Power Plants
MEGEE, Theodore Arnold          AN     418 12 19     AN-0062-07     Power Plants
MENERAY, Vernon Clyde          AT3     384 10 63     AT-6689-85     Electronics
MERONEY, Arthur Franklin        AD3     325 12 62     AD-6429-07     Navigation
MEYER, Donovan Duane            AD1     984 88 90     AD-6473-07     Power Plants
MC CLINTIC, Albert Franklin        AN     797 96 95     AN-0062-07     1st Lt.
MC COLLUM, Thomas Lecy        AE1     837 47 35     AE-7102-07     Electronics
MC COMMONS, Wilbert Harry       AOC     602 10 08     AO-6802-07     ASDO
MC COOLEY, Stephen Paul Jr.      AN     302 80 33     AM-7212-07     Air Frames
MC INTOSH,  Paul Bernard           AL2     231 38 82     AL-7809-07     Plane Rdo
MICKLE,  Kenneth Alton                AM3     325 71 35     AM-7232-07     Air Frames
MILLER,  Parker Dexter                 AT3     367 69 86     AT-6689-85     Electronics
MONTGOMERY, Robert Friend      ALAN     384-20-43     AL-6709-85     Plane Rdo
MOORE,  Michael, Edward           ADC     336 74 59     AD-6443-70     Power Plants
MOOSMAN,  Robert Alfons           AN     304 18 33     AN-0062-07     Material
MOREHEAD,  Willy Percy             AL2     605 79 66     AL-6704-64     Plane Rdo
MULLAN,  Allen Martin Jr.            AMAN     366 01 14     AM-7249-74     Air Frames

 

NAVARRO,  Gilbert Antonio          AM3     569 13 90     AM-7212-74     Air Frames
NEWCOMB,  Milton Earl               AM2     266 90 66     AM-7232-07     Air Frames
NEWELL,  John Donald Jr.           AN     327 03 78     AN-0062-07     Power Plants
NOLL,  Kenneth LaMarr                AN     417 06 89     AM-0062-07     Power Plants
NUGENT,  Bernard Howard          SA     384 80 90             0009-07     1st Lt.

 

OFFRELL,  David Wells               AO1     329 11 79     AO-6802-07     Ordinance
OLSON,  Junior LaForest             ALC     328 91 36     AL-6702-07     Plane Rdo
O’NEIL,  Richard Thomas             AO3     868 88 33     AO-6809-64     Ordinance
ORLICKI,  Edmond Louis             ALC     311 12 48     AL-6701-07     Electronic Chief
OSTANSKI,  Jerome Joseph        AA     235 88 04     AN-0062-07     Line Crew
O’STEEN,  Gene Nolan               AL2     325 06 87     AL-6709-07     Plane Rdo
OWEN,  John Leon Jr.                 AT3     569 49 53     AT-6689-85     Electronics

 

PERRELI,  John Phillip               AM1     256 34 04     AM-7212-04     Air Frames
PERRON,  Joseph Henri            AD2     581 92 51     AD-6443-07     Power Plants
PERRY,   John Henry                 AD1     575 49 11     AD-6482-07     Power Plants
PEYTON,  Dale Lloyd                 AT3     982 93 21     AT-8602-07     Electronics
PINICK,  Gerald LaMotte            AMAN     344 76 59     AM-7212-70     Air Frames
PRESTON, Peter Anthony Jr.     AOC     368 44 76     AO-6802-07     Ordinance
PRYOR,  George Frank               AL3     351 58 89     AL-6709-85     TAD Fasron Base Rdo
NAME__________________RATE__SER NO_______NJC______DUTY_STA
RAATZ,       Leo Don               AL3     323 56 08     AL-6709-85     Plane Rdo
RADCLIFF,  Joseph (n)           AOAN     424 21 78     AO-6809-85     Ordinance
RAIKES,  Gerald Eugene        AN     930 16 67     AO-6809-08     Ordinance
RAYHEL,  James Leroy          AT2     231 43 96     AT-6689-85     Electronics
REED,  David Edward             ALC     628 21 69     AL-6701-64     TAD NorVa
RIVETTE,   Edward W.            AA     461 51 00            0062-07     Galley #4
RIZZA, Joe (n)                         ALC     265 90 59     AL-6702-07     Plane Rdo
RHOADs, Robert Raymond         AN     422 33 77     AN-0062-07     Air Frames
RODENBERGER, Walter Allen    AM3     351 57 66     AM-7209-95     Air Frames
ROGERO, Berchman Eugene      AMC     268 55 82     AM-7201-07     Air Frames
ROLLINS,       Albert (n)              TN     556 50 49     SD-9009-65     BOQ
ROPKIN,  Tobias (n)                   AD2     787 65 00     AD-6428-64     Power Plants
ROTARIUS,  Robert A.                AA     433 36 85            0062-07     CPO Barracks
ROTCHSTEIN, Herschel T.        ADC     356 33 72     AD-6412-07     Power Plants
ROWE,  Francis Kelly                AD1     658 41 99     AD-6429-07     Power Plants
RUCH, George Joseph              AD2     227 57 59     AD-6429-07     Power Plants
RUCH,  Richard Allen               YNSN     422 22 99     YN-2509-07     Ordinance Office
RUFFOS,  George Alias             AN     32703 76     AN-0062-07     Power Plants
RUGUR,  Robert Gerald             AT3     234 81 54     AT-6689-85     Electronics
RUSHE,   George Edward         ALAN     333 03 83     AL-6709-85     Plane Rdo
RYAN,   Kenneth  J.                    AA     427 40 79            0062-07     Galley #4

 

SCHNYER,  James Russell          AN     719 81 36     AN-0062-07     Ordinance
SCULLY,  Martin James               AN     643 75 40     AN-0062-65     Ordinance
SEARS,  William John                 AO3     235 33 32     AO-6809-07     Ordinance
SEIGO, Billee                               AEAN     327 65 85     AE-7109-85     Electronics
SHANNON, Lawrence Preston     ADC     256 29 88     AD-6416-08     Material
SHELTON,  Warren Millard           AL1     635 27 16     AL-6707-07     Plane Rdo
SIMAS,  Ralph Erwin Jr.                ADC     375 90 10     AD-6443-07     PC  HC-4
SIMMONS, George Edward Jr.     AN     38473 67     AN-0062-07     Fasron Base Rdo
SITHENS,  Fred Edward               AD2     244 26 80     AD-6482-70     Power Plants
SMITH,  lAvERNE Ralph               AN     303 38 34     AN-0062-07     Air Frames
SMITH,  Richard (n)                     AT2     302 13 23     AT-6602-07     Electronics
SMITH,  Richard David                 YN3     898 18 26     YN-2522-07     Personnel
SNEAD,  Lucian Stephen             ADC     265 29 50     AD-6482-07     Line Chief
SODERLUND, Bernard Otto        AE2     302 76 49     AE-7109-07     Electronics
SPEATHE,  Paul Jr.                      AO1     342 57 13     AO-6809-07     Ordinance
SPAGNOLA, Thomas (n)             SA     911 83 94            0009-07     Brks #417
STRICKLAND, R. C.                   ADC     356 57 61     AD-6444-07     Power Plants
SPRINGFIELD, Eddie Joseph      AA     433 37 45     AN-8009-07     Material
STONE,  James Hubert               AMC     262 56 68     AM-6212-07     Air Frames
STONE,  S. J.                              AD3     364 48 81     AD-6429-64     Power Plants
SYLVAIN,  Robert Normand        ALAN     415 70 95     AL-6709-85     Plane Rdo
NAME_____________________RATE__SER NO_______NJC_____DUTY STA
TARR,  Rollin Paul                        PN3     327 73 30     PN-2609-85     Personnel
TANNER,  John  Harvey               HM1     605 72 66     HM-8405-85     Infirmary
TAYLOR,  Bernard Daniel            AMAN     303 38 41     AM-7209-07     Air Frames
THOMAS,  James Paul                 AA     460 14 27     AN-0062-07     Air Frames
THOMASON,  Louis Bennie         ADC     274 54 88     AD-6444-07     Power Plants
THURSTON,  Albert Henry           AT3     318 20 56     AT-6689-85     Electronics
TIMMONS,  Charles John Jr.         AA     421 98 54     AN-0062-07     Leading Chief Office
TITHOF,  Albert Jervis                   SN     955 22 00     SH-3159-64     Maint. Office
TURCOTTE, Arthur Albert             AN     725 63 40     AM-7212-07     Air Frames
TURNER,  Louis (n)                     AF3     940 39 67     AF-3915-64     Gunnery Office
TURNER,  Louis John                  AL2     311 94 48     AL-6704-07     Plane Rdo

 

VAN HOUTEN,  Calvin Ross       AT2     302 80 38     AT-6689-07     Electronics
VARNER,  Dale Nevin                 AE3     365 84 00     AE-7109-07     Electronics

 

WALKER,  George Ralph           ADC     212 33 45     AD-6412-07     Operations Office
WALKER,  James Carl                AN     364 86 19      AN-0062-07     Power Plants
WALKER,  James Curtis             AT3     228 52 95     AT-6602-07     Electronics
WALTERS,  Walter Francis          AA     434 81 44     AT-0062-07     Commissary
WATERS,  Joseph Patrick            AA     911 92 74     AN-0062-07     Navigation Office
WEBER,  William Seth                AN     323 69 45     AN-0062-07     Ordinance
WEITZEL,  Daniel Frederick       AN     418 12 90     AN-0062-07     Electronics
WHITCOMB,  Winifield John      AL1     600 10 36     AL-6702-64     TAD Memphis
WICZUS,  Joseph (n)                ADC     212 47 40     AD-6443-07     TAD Fasron
WIGAND,  Karl Hubert                AN     235 67 65     AN-0062-07     Barracks #417
WILEY,  Eugene Nichols         AOAN     335 67 50     AO-6809-85     Gunnery Office
WILLIAMS,  Billy Trent              ALAN     281 10 15     AL-6709-85     Electronics
WILLIAMS,  James Doyle          MNC     337 41 29     MN-1201-01     Ordinance
WIMSATT,  Peter Michael          ATAN     345 26 80     AT-6689-65     Electronics
WINKLER,  Edward Bell               AL1     756 12 11     AL-6402-07     Plane Rdo
WISENBAUGH,  Frank (n)          AO2     602 81 63     AO-6802-07     Ordinance
WOLF,  Charles Edward               AE2     361 20 01     AE-7102-07     Electronics
WOLFE,  Roy Donald                  AL2     302 52 72     AL-6709-07     Plane Rdo
WOLSKI,  Anthony (n)                 AO3     302 40 12     AO-6802-07     Ordinance
WOODBURN,  Floyd William        AN     930 02 01     AO-6809-07     Ordinance
WOOSTER, Jack Francis             SN     235 66 30     SN-0009-07     TAD School
WRIGHT,  Donald Irvin                AT3     365 06 98     AT-6689-85     Electronics

 

YOUNG,  John Robert                AO2     612 80 82     AO-6812-07     Ordinance

 

ZIMMERLEE,  Harry Barton          SA     364 11 20            0062-07     Personnel
ZOTTO,  Theodore Anthony          AA     461 51 17            0062-07     Carpenter Shop     

1951 Flight Crew List (Partial)

HC-8 1951 Flight Crew List
PPC Ens. RB. Mahon
2nd Lt. Ferguson
Nav. LTJG Ford
Nav. LTJG Rex

Plane Captain ADC Levi Frisque*
2nd Mech. ________________
1st Ord. AO1 David Offrell
2nd Ord. AOAN Jayrell Marion
1st Radio ALC Harold Ludlam
2nd Radio ALAN George Rushe

*In early 1952, James, Quentin L. was made PC on HC-8

1953 Flight Crew List (Partial)

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Crew HC-8

LCDR George Sutton, PPC
LT. Wallace Amling, Copilot
LTJG William Gerber, Copilot (relieved Amling)
LTJG Robert L. Wolen, Navigator
John A. Williams, ADC, PC
Leslie A. Raye, ADAN, 1st. Mech
John P. (Jake) Benner, AT2, Radar
George R. Ryan, AO2, 1st. Ordinance
Steve C. Sullivan, AO3, 2nd Ordnance
BobbY R. Fleming, AT1, 1st. Radio
James E. (Bill) Gilliam, AL3, 2nd. Radio