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BENSON, AD2 William T. tomtrig@bellsouth.net "...I served with FASRON-120 (10/1954-11/1956) at and worked in EBU shops 1 and 2 and Drone F6F Shop at NAS Point Mugu, California..." [19MAY2015]

BROWNELL, George aztecrocks@comcast.net "...I served with FASRON-120 in NAS Iwakuni, Japan as an ADP3 from 1956 through 1957. I also served at NAS Lakehurst from 1957 through 1958. I flew on the last flight of ZPM2 as 2nd Mechanic and was a member of the mule skinners ground handling crew for Airship Expermental Command. Anybody else there?..." [E-Mail Updated 07DEC2004 | E-Mail Updated 23NOV2000 | 13NOV99]


CAMPBELL, Charles W. Retired cwcampbellyak@msn.com "...I served with FASRON-120 from October 1954 until August 1957. We operated out of NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was the Plane Captain on the 2 Beech craft we had. I also worked in the Prop Shop on the Governor Test Bench, and build-up. Later I went to the APU Shop. I stayed in the Navy and retired in February 1973. I would love to hear from anyone who served with me..." [12APR2004]

CYPHERS, Lucky luckycyphers@cs.com "...I served in FASRON-120 - NAS Iwakuni, Japan 1956-1960..." [12FEB2001]


DUNCAN, Glen K. "Kenny" kenduncan3@mchsi.com "...I served with FASRON-120 (1952-1954) at NAS Atsugi, Japan. I worked in the Engine Buildup and Prop Shop..." [18OCT2012]

DURDEN, AWC Charles R. Retired btdurden@centurylink.net "...I served with FAW-6, TAD to FASRON-120 (1957), VQ-1 (1958) FAETUPAC (1959) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VAW-13 (1961), VP-6 (1963) with a deployment to Okinawa, Japan and Detachment to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, FAETUPAC NAS Moffett Field, California (1965), USS BENNINGTON (1968), VP-48 (1969) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines / NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines / U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational (FASO) at NAS Moffett Field, California (1971) and retired in 1975. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAR2012 | 17JUL2001]


EDMINISTER, AT1 Walter H. whe76@scottsboro.org "...I just retired from a long career in the space industry. Before that I was an AT1 with VP-6, Crew 12, 1955-1956. Those were the best two years of my 11 year stay in Naval Aviation. Retired and with time on my hands, I decided to look around the net and see if there was anyone out there who remembered what a P2V was. I was surprised at what I found. I've already found some of my old flight crew and looking for more. I was looking through the history of NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was there in 1956 but was also there much earlier. During the Korean war NAS Iwakuni, Japan was an Australian base with mostly Meteors and Sunderlands. I was with a small five man AUW detachment of FASRON-120 out of NAF Oppama, Japan. We had a small Quonset hut and a barracks with no heating and cold water showers. We ate in a Australian mess hall that served large amounts of mutton and cabbage. Before the war ended the Air Force set up a detachment as a turn around point for people going to and from Korea and set up their own mess hall. We'd walk by there on our way to the Australian mess and smell all those steaks cooking. We came up with a plan. We went to the Air Force version of small stores and bought some Air Force fatigues. Every day at lunch we'd put them on and go stand in line. We finally got caught and they kicked us out. For snacks we went to the Australian 33 club and bought huge bean sandwiches for four cents each and a quart of Lolly Water for a nickel. The most expensive meal in the place was the steak dinner which sold for 36 cents. After I was discharged from the Navy in 1956 I was talked into becoming a station keeper at NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey for two years. We started at NAS Chambley with a 3000 ft runway but later moved to Marietta. They had just switched from PBYs to P2Vs and needed someone who knew how to maintain and operate the ASW equipment. I went there just for a little weekend flying and ended up staying for two years. I couldn't resist it, they had three of my old P2Vs from VP-6. Would like to hear from anybody from the old P2V days and from FASRON-112, FASRON-114 and NAS Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950s. Those were the best years of my life..." [E-Mail Updated 24AUG2008 | 18MAR2000]


GORDON, Eddy B. sojaa_cl@comcast.net "...I served with FASRON-120 (07/1954-12/1955) at NAS Iwakuni, Japan as the Operations Yeoman and then I operated the Battery Locker for about a year..." [27APR2014]


HORTON, AT2 John L. johoto35@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-120 (1953-1955) at NAF Oppama, Japan. I was aircrewman aboard the PBM-5As to Sasebo, Japan and Itazuke Air Force Base, Japan for Air-Sea Rescue. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [31DEC2017]


PIERRE, Joe Retired joe@joepierre.com "...Returned to CLUSA after two years in Tsingtao MCAF, TAD to Marines with Hedron, Air FMF Wes Pac; and on NAS Orote and NAS Agana, Guam. Served on NAS North Island, San Diego, California with FASRON-11, until Korean War, when I shipped over and went out with sqdn to Yokosuka, where I was transferredred to Oppama Seaplane Ramp, and to FASRON-120. Then transferred to NAS Atsugi, Japan, with FASRON-120 Aug Unit. Left Japan in December 1950 via Korean Airlift, with Pulmonary TBC, and was retired at Naval Hospital, St. Albans, Long Island, NY. Came back with a bunch of Marines from 1st Marines from "Froxen Chosin."..." [16OCT2004]


RASPBERRY, Bobby L. bjrasp@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-120 (03/1953) at NAF Oppama, Japan and then NAS Iwakuni, Japan (07/1953), FASRON-11 at NAF Oppama, Japan, NAF Oppama, Japan (Commanding Officer's Staff) until return to COMAIRSANDIEGO and was discharged (11/1956)..." [30APR2013]


SISSON, AT1 Ray L. ray.sisson@colostate-pueblo.edu "...I served with FASRON-120 at NAS Iwakuni, Japan from 1954 to 1956. I worked in the Electronics Division as an AT-1. ATC Omar E. Rivest was our Chief Petty Officer in charge..." [13DEC2005]

SPENCER, AT2 Gary zxora@chartermi.net "...I served with FASRON-120 (08/1962-09/1965)..." [14JUL2012]

STANFORD, CDR Harry F. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=520 "...CDR Harry F. Stanford, USN - NFL Number: 520 - Date of Birth: 8/29/1919 - Date In: 4/18/1937 - Date Out: 10/1/1966 - City, State: Tucson, AZ - School Attended: Univ of California - Aircraft Flown: P-3B, PV-1, R5D, TF-1, F7F - Ship or Unit: VP-148, CO 2/1/1946 - FASRON-120, CO 2/1/1954 - USS Essex, Nav 6/1/1956 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Asiatic-Pac, Korea Associations/Service - Organizations: Assn of Nav Aviation Nav Av Museum Fdn AVCAD Organization - Highest personal decoration or award: Air Medals (4) - Significant Achievements: Destroyed Japanese bomber (Betty) in flight. Destroyed Jap. cargo ship (1200 tons). Awarded Govt. of China Distinguished Service Medal. In Memoriam? No ..." [28NOV2005]


WATSON, AM Jack ajwat2@cvctx.com "...I served with FASRON-120 (1957-1958) at NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was an Aviation Structural Mechanicman, worked in the Metal Shop and stayed in the Old Australian Barracks across from the movie theater. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29DEC2017]


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