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1960’s Era

Here are photo’s and video’s of the 1960′s Era planes and people

If anyone knows the names of these people or places, please comment so other folks can remember them as well

 


27 Responses to 1960’s Era

  1. Guy Fisk

    I added a few pictures today.
    a couple of my going away party at Danny’s Club in Cavite City. Can you pick me out????
    and a couple of me drinking with friends, I know one of them was ??? Abbot an AT, I do not remember the other names.
    I also added a few pictures of our “friends from the Far East”, just in case you forgot what it was like in the 60’s over there.

  2. Bill grayson

    Why is it I see no mention of crash in November 1963 with loss of 16 men,,my crew relieved the crew that crashed in the mountains that night.i do know it was a major nav screwup.

    • Richard Valliere

      I was suppose to be 2’nd radioman on the captains plane, coming in from a 10 hour operation which were ongoing around the clock. needed 8 hours on the ground before next flight(7.5) . Dick Valliere atn3 crew 7 Lt Wilkinson was our commander.

    • Pete Vegelahn

      The crash of QE-1 was in August 2nd of 1962. My father was Cdr. Vegelahn, skipper of VP-40 at the time, who was killed in the crash along with 11 others.
      I’ve since talked with Bernie Daugherty, the lone survivor, and he said that the plane was struck by lightning and lost all electronics. They were climbing to altitude to bail out when they struck the mountain. Go to VP-40 Mishap page for more info. http://www.vpnavy.com/vp40_mishap.html

  3. Guy Fisk

    Richard Strimel sent me a photo of Crew 1 CDR J. S. Laney. from 1962. here is the crew:
    Crew 1 of Back from left: Ltjg T.P. Gallagher, AO1 V.D. Tummons, ADR1 R.G. Vance, AE2 C.J. Muller, AT2 R.F. Strimel, CDR J.S. Laney, CO of VP-40.
    Front from left: Ltjg D.B. Heald, AMS2 E.C. O’Brien, ATN3 L.D. Hahn, ATN3 M.A. Schulcz, ATR3 H.H. Bound, Ltjg T.V. Brown.

  4. Guy Fisk

    I added a picture sent to me by Dave Fulcher titled “Club Orient Squadron Party” Can anyone name all of these guys (they look like they are going to a sock-hop), It is on page 4 right now.

    • Guy Fisk

      Dave Fulcher sent me the answer.
      left to right:
      George Martin AT3, Mike Cain AO2, Dave Fulcher AX2, Rich Heffron AE2, Ron Normandeau AMH3.
      The year was 1963

  5. Guy Fisk

    I received some pictures from David Ludtke and they are posted on our web site.
    look under the Pictures Video & More TAB then 60’s ERA.
    thanks David for sharing.

  6. Guy Fisk

    Larry Murphy shared the picture titled CPO Club 1966. SANGLEY POINT
    Here are the names to go with the picture.
    SITTING or STANDING(left to right):
    YNC MOHS,AXCS CROSBY, ATC GIBSON, AXCMurphy, AXC DUNCAN, AXC TRUITT, AFCM PETERSON,
    C.O. HINDEN, AXC HAWK, X.O. LONGINO, AOC KRUSE, AMC MILNER, AEC ??????,
    AMC COUFIELD.
    KNEELING (left to right):
    AZC URSSERY, AEC WEST, ADRC REYNOLDS
    IF ANYONE CAN IDENTIFY THE AEC ?????? CHIEF 2nd from the rightPLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND I WILL POST THE NAME.

    • Jim Tassler

      ACE?????? could be my Father Napoleon “Jim” Tassler VP40 ’66-’68 tho I thought he was a AMC My family was at the “Last Flight” remember it well for a 9yr old. Then on to Moffett Field with the P-3. On to NAS Meridian MS.VT-9 ’69-’72 back to NAS Lemoore CA. VA113 “Stingers” ’72-74 After 24 yrs of Navel Service Ret. Master Chief E-9 told me he would have tried for 30 but he didn’t like the New Zumwalt Navy lol Dad past on May 17 ’98 from cancer due to Agent Orange. Moms still alive & collecting his benefits thank God. My sisters & I agree that we loved being Navy Brats great life the Navy was. Sorry for rambling on today is his B-day & I was trolling websites & found yours. Great Pics & storys I have a Gov’t photo of Dad on the back its stamped NAS north island ’67 also have pics of the last flight. How do I post these? Regards, Jim Tassler

  7. Guy Fisk

    2 pictures added today (page 2).
    sent from Joe Mavilia.
    thanks Joe
    these were taken from the 1959-1961 time frame.

  8. Guy Fisk

    9/15/2012
    new pictures added
    thanks to Mike Buckels

  9. Guy Fisk

    About the photo titled “O CLUB PARTY”
    Tom Bigley offered the folowing names of the attendees.
    Back Row Left to Right
    Owen Hafer, Herman “Duke” Snyder, Frank Schneider, Bill Vincent, JANE MANSFIELD, Dave Ludke, Lou Purnell, Don Hanson, Neil Johnson
    Jake Dieter, possibly Jim Lawlor in back, Glenn Farrar, Larry Hampt
    Front row Left to Right
    Lew Reinstra, Bob Ebersol
    If anyone has corrections please leave me a comment and I will correct if necessary.
    Guy

    • Bob Ebersol

      The person listed as Glenn Farrar had a last name of Ferris (s), but I can’t remember his first name. There was another photo taken of a similar scene with Jayne Mansfield a few minutes later or earlier. In that photo I and Jayne are side by side and I have my arm around her waste. I have a copy of the one shown here but not the one I just mentioned. I’ve tried for years to to obtain a copy, but to no avail. This website’s address was given to be by someone at the National Personnel Records Center. Any information you can share would be much appreciated

  10. Guy Fisk

    new photos’s submitted by Mike Buckels and posted here on 9/1/12

  11. Dave Fulcher

    Guys “Sniveling” from aircraft cleaning duties. (L to R) Dave Fulcher AX@, Jim Kellner AT2, Don Yancey AE3.

  12. Dave Fulcher

    You are right Guy; thanks. Actually, this isn’t the wash crew. It is a few members from Crew 8. Remember when the aircrews had to stand down for a couple of days to clean their airplane (Soap and water wash outside, bilges pumped, decking scrubbed, etc.) That’s when these photos where taken. When all you can remember about the good times in 40; think about how fun it was to be down in those hot bilges sucking out water and hydraulic fluid. Picture L to R: Dave Fulcher AX2, Don Fletcher AXAN, Jim Kellner AT2, Don Yancey AE3.

    • Guy Fisk

      thanks for the info Dave. I wish other folks would comment on some of the pictures with names etc.
      Guy

    • Jim Kellner

      The guy between Fulcher and Kellner is Ron Hawkins AT3 . (I sent this pic to Fulcher)

    • Don Yancey

      And remember when the snake got out in the bilge at white beach

  13. Guy Fisk

    VP40 working party 1965 picture
    I know Dave Fulcher is on left, who are the others ??

  14. Guy Fisk

    VP40 wash crew 1965 picture. I know Dave Fulcher on the left. Who are the others??

  15. Guy Fisk

    comment on picture titled VP40 Crew 7 1967
    VP-40 Crew 1 “…I flew in Crew-7 with the XO CDR Harry Hinden when he became the CO (and became Crew-1). This photograph was taken at NAS Sangley Point, Philippines Circa 1965…” Contributed by LOPEZ, AMS3(AC) Manuel H. vpnavy.org
    CAN ANYONE fill in the names of this crew ??
    Guy

  16. Guy Fisk

    comment on picture titled VP40 Crew 1 1967
    VP-40 Crew 1 “…1967: Standing: (L – R) Valett ADR1, LT(jg) Sorrick, LT Vincent, CDR Smolinski, LT(jg) Boling, LT(jg) Buie. Kneeling: (L – R) Wetherly AX3, Gardener AMH3, Smith AO3, Potter AX2, Plaugher AX2, Barth AE3, Renoud AX3…” Contributed by BARTH, Bruce D. vpnavy.org

  17. Guy Fisk

    comment on picture ittled VP40 Crew 3 1964:
    VP-40 Crew 3 “…VP-40 Crew 3, circa 1964 (+/-), in front of the NAS Sangley Point, Philippines nose dock. The wingtips of two P5M-2 Marlins are visible in the background. Crewmembers are: Back Row – Lt Bigley (me) Copilot); Lcdr Cooper (PPC); Ltjg Svendsgaard (Tacco); Ltjg Hampt (3rd pilot/Nav). Front Row: AX2 Martensen (Jez); AO3 Shelton (Ordnance); ADR3 Kaubel (Plane Captain); AMS3 Delisle (Metalsmith); AX3 Stallsmith (Radar); AX2 Barrows (Julie)…” Contributed by Tom Bigley, Cdr, USNR-TAR (ret)

  18. Guy Fisk

    comment on picture titled VP-40 Crew 5 1964:
    VP-40 Crew 5 “…VP-40 Crew 5, circa 1964…Front Row…Left to Right: AO2 GREEN (ORD), AX3 HICKMAN (1ST RADIO/JEZ), ADRAN HALL (2ND MECH), AX3 JACKSON (2ND RADIO/JEZ), AE3 CORWIN (ELECT), AMS2 MUNOZ (METALSMITH)…Back Row: AT2 DOUGHTY (RADAR), LT WICKWIRE (PPC), LT LINK (CP), LTJG HANSON (NAV/3P), and AM2 BANKS (PLANE CAPTAIN)…” Contributed by AWC Ken Jackson (Ret)vpnavy.org

  19. Guy Fisk

    comment on picture titled VP-40 Crew 6 1963-64:
    VP-40 Crew 6 “…VP-40 Crew 6, circa 1963-1964…Front Row…Left to Right: ADR2 GRAHAM (PLANE CAPTAIN), LCDR…SCHERMERHORN (CP), LCDR FARRIS (PIL), LT VINSON (TACCO), AMS3 WEST(METALSMITH), ATR2 LITTLE (RADAR), AO3 CHAMBERLAIN (ORD), AX3 JACKSON (RADIO/JEZ), AE3 REGAN (ELECTRICIAN), and ADR3 SELTZER (2ND MECH)…” Contributed by AWC Ken Jackson (Ret)vpnavy.org

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