VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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BIGGS, Wayne S. Valhallabiggs@aol.com "...I was in FASRON-103 during the years of 1949-1951. FASRON-103 serive as a maintance facailty for VP-21, VP-24 and VP-26 which was TOD. I was a aviation storekeeper and I would like to get in touch with anyone who was in FASRON-103, at that time in history..." [21AUG2001]

CORCORAN, YN3 Jim JCork3@aol.com "...I was stationed with FASRON-103 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from Feb 1952 to July 1954 (we were in the same Hangar with VP-21 and VP-24). I was a Yeoman 3rd class and I would like to obtain whe addresses of Charles Raffa and Louis Ziegler if possible. I would like to obtain the FASRON-103 patch and the NAS Patuxent River, Maryland patch. When the squadron folded up I was assigned to the Destroyer DD 764 USS Lloyd Thomas at Newport, R.I. until my discharge in March 1955. I would like to hear from anyone who was assigned to FASRON-103 from February 1952 until July l954..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 07JUN2003 | 01JUL2001]

Memorial Picture "...DWYER, Raymond Arthur...My Father-in-Law was Raymond Arthur Dwyer. My wife and I are looking for any information or photos of him when he served with VJ-2, FASRON-103, VT-6, CASU-18, CASU-6, CASU-15 and VP-23. Does anyone know where or what Base VEVY or Base BEDO was? Thomas Feltz woodchopper545@yahoo.com..." [17DEC2007]

WOERNER, Robert E. robertewoerner@cs.com "...(1944-After boot camp, AOM, ARO and NAG schools I transistioned to PBMs.)...1945-VP-2 (OTU-3) Crew 88-H and 88-I Plane(s): PBM Mariners -3s and -5s - NAS Banana River, FL...Flew over Carribbean (Devil's Triangle)Bahamas, Etc...1946-VP-913-Plane: PV-1 Venturas- NAS New York, NY-1946 and 1947 airshows over Manhattan, squadron flew to Bermuda in 1947...1947-VPML-63 Squadron was re-designated, we added a PBY Catalina to our inventory...1948-Reserve flying was curtailed by SecDef Louie Johnson and I transferred to a Surface Division on an LST. (USS-732).(YES, an LST!)...1950- when flying resumed I couldn't get back into VPs so I switched to service as an AOM in VF-839 at NAS New York (F9F Bearcats.) 1950-went back on active duty for Korean War in VF22, CAG 4, NAAS Cecil Field, FL. Started with F9F Pantherjets. We switched to F2H2 Banshees in 1951. Went to sea in USS FDR CVB-42 and CVL-48.-Transferred to FASRON 6 at NAS JAX, FL.- Released to inactive duty in Sept. 1952. VF22 went to Korea on the Lake Champlain in 1953. Wish they had gone with me in 1950 or 1951. I was discharged after 10 years service in the USNR in 1954 as an AOU3...Interested in hearing from others who were in the WWII Combat Aircrewman Training Program. They would remember well since a (CA) designator was added to their rate designation..." [E-Mail Updated 23FEB2002 | 01NOV97]

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