Entry Date: 58

Exit Date: 61


Squad: 21

Status: D: 09/23/2009

Norman, OK - 1957

Norfolk, VA - 1959


“Frank Balogh Jr., AT2P2, grew up in Dayton, Ohio, joined the Navy in April of 1957 and went to aviation prep school at NATC Norman, OK., Electronics school at NATC Memphis, and was assigned to VP-21 at homeport NAS Brunswick, Maine. He qualified for Aircrew in 1958 and flew 2000+ hours in P2V-7 Neptunes as Radar, Radio, ECM, Julie, and Jezebel operator, and as second navigator. Frank flew primarily on Crew 7 with C.E. Mackey, PPC, Bill Locke, copilot, Tootie Hicks, PC, Sam Glick, Radio, Neil Kirkwood, Ordinance, Ray Syzmanski, AM1, Paul Zahn, AT3, and Chuck Kirby, AD1. Primary mission from 1958 to 1960 was ASW in the Mediterranean, Aegean, North Atlantic, Arabian, and Norwegian Seas, with duty ports at Malta, Sicily, and Iceland.

After his last MedCruise and leaving flight duty, Frank instructed VP-21 and FASRON personnel at NAS Brunswick in the theory and maintenance of various P2V-7 electronic equipment such as the IFF Transponder APX-7, APS-20 Radar, ARN-14 OMNI, MAD Gear, and ARN-21 TACAN.

Following discharge in 1961 Frank returned home, married Nancy Marie Taglin of West Hempstead NY in October, and worked for Systems Research Laboratories in various engineering positions, including Director of SIGINT Products and Systems Development where he developed several NAVY HULTEC systems.

In 1994 Frank started his first company, Balogh-Schönhofer, Inc., designing, developing, and manufacturing state-of-the-art High Speed, High Resolution Data Acquisition Systems primarily for the U.S. Intelligence community, and especially ONI. In 2004 he started Balogh Associates, an engineering and SIGINT consulting company.

Frank’s favorite pastimes are reading, music, really good meals, and travel, . He is a member of the ANA, Navy League, USNI, VPB-111/ VP-21 Veterans Association, IEEE, Association of Old Crows, and associate member of the Navy’s Casper Society.

Frank and his wife Nancy have a daughter, Tracy, and two grandchildren, Jennifer and Joey.

Webmaster Note: Frank has been active on the VPB-111/VP-21 Veterans Association Board as our Webmaster since 1999 He setup and ran the website for all of us to enjoy. Frank passed away 23 September 2009. We lost a good friend and good shipmate He will be missed.