VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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ASIMOS, Ronald rkasr@hotmail.com "...I served with FASRON-104 from 1955 to 1956..." [01JUN2007]

BELLAH, Glen halfbreed1937@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-104 and would like to hear from guys I served with (Can Do). CDR Van Leer Remmick was our Commanding Officer. Some people I served with Dwight Brown, Brown, Peake, Johnson, Herbert, Fore, Davidson, Overbeck, Fanonnstien, LT White, can`t remember first names also served in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, NAS Norman, Oklahoma, Recruit Ttraining NAS North Island, San Diego, California...." [05MAR2010]

BRUCE, Henry C. hbruce1@nc.rr.com "...I served with FASRON-104 from January 1957 to July 1958. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [22OCT2009]

BURNS, LCDR Gerald J. (Jerry) Retired lepapere@aol.com "...I served with FASRON-104 from March 1949 through January 1950. I started off as a SN, changed my rate to AN and was promoted to AT3. Married Anita Robillard, Canadian, worked at Elbow Beach Surf Club, 29, December 1949. Still married to that beautiful girl. Retired 1 July 1969 as LDO LCDR. Anyone from that era?..." [20JUL2001]

CORBETT, AMH2 Tom tdc0610@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-104 from 1955 to 1956. I was the "Country Gentleman" on the base radio for six months. Great base to be stationed on. Anybody out there still alive?..." [31AUG2010]

CRAMER, AMH3 Joseph J. calabashjoe@atmc.net "...I served with FASRON-104 (04/1955-06/1956) at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco..." [10OCT2013]

Memorial Picture "...FLECK, Bernard A. Retired Shipmate Pix...My Dad graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Coopers Union in 1940 which even by todays standards is at an educational level with the military academies. He was stationed in NAF Natal, Brazil as a co-pilot with VP-83 and VPB-107 from Feb '42 to Aug '43. After NAF Natal, Brazil he went back to NAS Pensacola, Florida with VPB-107 and VPB-114 and did flight training. As a family we were stationed in the early 50's at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco with FASRON-104. From '58 to '61 my Dad was a pilot with VW-15 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, our family lived on base when the VW-13 flight crashed practicing "touch & goes". I was also aware of the mishap on approach to Greenland when it was so foggy that one of VW-15's flights simply landed short of the runway in the water. That resulted in constant practices of "touch and go's" at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in pilots spare time. I was old enough to know what was going on. I remember my Dad telling me after one flight that his "super connie" was hit 7X's by lightning. And another time landing with 70 knot cross winds. After my Dad completed the (VW-15) Barrier Patrol in the '61 he was stationed in Denvile, NJ as the Naval Rep to Thiokol where the Navy was responsible for the developement of the single "throtlable" solid fuel rocket engine for the X-15. After he retired in late '62 from the Navy he moved to Cape Kennedy and did contract work for Technicolor and NASA during the space race to the Moon. Any and all pics from launch to landing on the moon, in flight video's and coming home were his responsibility to negotiate various contracts...c/o Lee Fleck ljfleck@bellsouth.net..." [06FEB2007]

GREEN, Joe joegreen@insightbb.com "...I served with FASRON-104 from 1958 to 1959 (NS Rota, Spain), AEWBarRonPac from 1960 to 1963(NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii), NRL 1964 (NAS Patuxent River, Maryland), and VR-7 from 1965 to 1966 (NAS Moffett Field, California)..." [24AUG2003]


LAKE, AK3 Bruce A. brucecoventry@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-104 from November 1956 to September 1958. I worked in the supply room. If you got aircraft parts from FASRON-104 I probably was the one who helped you. I would like to hear from anyone from that era..." [18MAY2007]

LIVINGSTON, Al LITNSNEWS@AOL.COM "...Served with FASRON-104 based at Port Lyauety, French Morrocco, 1952-1954. If any one knows when the squardron was disbanded, please let me know. Like to hear from any members of FASRON-104. All the best..." [30SEP99]

NORUM, ATC/AC Gene H. Retired haggar35@live.com "...Started my fleet career at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island in the FlogWingSlant (VR-22 / VR-1 Terminal Support Crew, FASRON-104 (DET Alpha at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco and Halfar Malta from 1954 to 1956 - involving Patrons), commissioned FASRON (Special) 201 and flew radioman for DEPCINCAFSOUTH R4D BUNO: 17165 (this is the one that later crashed at Naples), WestPac/CVG Navy, NATTC Instructor, (finally back to the good guys) NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1967 to 1970 (was ADMIN Chief for the ASCAC and the deployment CPO for the P-3 Vancomplex- LP3C3), NATF (SI) NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, VC-8 at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR from 1971 to 1974 and finally to VQ-2 at NS Rota, Spain from 1974 to 1978. Looking back the most satisfying tours were FASRON (Special) 201, NAS Sigonella, Sicily , VC-8 / AFWR and VQ-2 NS Rota, Spain..." [E-Mail Updated 01JUL2009 | 15JUN2004]

OLDFIELD, AO3 Ron (Ozzie) rono384@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-104 from 1955 to 1956. I work at the base golf course, hung out at the base radio station, then down the hill as an Ordnanceman. I shipped out on the USS Alameda County (LST32) to assist the CB's in Souda Bay Crete. Hello to my Shipmates. I hope life has been good to you..." [16APR2003]

REYNOLDS, AT2 Joe E. jreynold@usit.net "...I served with FASRON-104 starting about September 1959 until the squadron was disestablished. We then became the Aircraft Maintenance Department at NS Rota, Spain. I departed NS Rota, Spain in March 1962 for discharge so I was there approximately 30 months. I cannot remember if FASRON-104 disestablished in 1960 or 1961, but it seems that the disestablishment ceremony took place during the summer months. I think the last FASRON-104 CO was Commander Reed. I remember that he was a pleasant pipe smoking fellow and enjoyed flying the squadron R4D's. FASRON-104 shared the big hangar with VQ-2 and we maintained AT, AE, AD, AM, AO, & PR shops which were used by the deployed VP squadrons. VA and VF squadrons visiting NS Rota, Spain also used these spaces. VQ-2 maintained their own spaces, but occasionally used ours. There was always an active duty VP squadron at NS Rota, Spain and occasionally a reserve VP squadron would do their two weeks active duty here. FASRON maintained a pool of aircraft (mostly A4D & F8U) that could replace planes that might be lost by the sixth fleet carrier squadrons. FASRON-104 had two R4D,s and three SNB's that were used by us and also others who might have use for them. When the sixth fleet was in port at Marseilles or Barcelona, we always sent an SNB up there for their use. During the time that I was there, I remember seeing the following Navy plane types on the flight line: P2V-5F and P2V-7, P4M, WV-2, A3D, A3D-2Q, A4D, AD-6, AD-5Q, F3H, F8U, F4D, FJ-3, R4D, R5D, SNB, and occasional Air Force transient planes C-119, C-124, F-101, F-102 & F-104. The first F4H and A3J planes that visited NS Rota, Spain was probably in 1960 or 1961 and these were in route back to the states after having been shown at the Paris Air Show. Most of the people that I remember worked in either the AT or AE shops. Some of the persons that I remember are AT2 Pedro Rodriquez, AT1 Harold Pasour, AQ1 George Bagshaw, AT3 Richard Kimmet, AE3 Stokes, AE3 McArdle, AT1 Troy Allen, ATC Nagorski, AE3 Forrest McKenzie, AKAN Robert Carpenter, AE3 A. A. Rende, AK3 Richard Jenkins, MR2 R. Sanford, AT3 Gonzales, LT Ray, LT Hansen, and several other faces that I cannot remember their names. I remember witnessing, along with several others, a spectacular crash of an F8U. I think that it was from VF-94 (maybe VF-74?) and they were imitating the Blue Angels. This F8U was flying at low altitude inverted over the runway and for some reason he nosed directly into the runway. There was a huge fireball and there was literally nothing left of the pilot or plane. If anyone out there reads this and remembers me, let me hear from you..." [01FEB2003]

ROE, AE2 Michael C. mcroe37@gmail.com "...I served with FASRON-104 (1956-1957) at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 23JAN2017 | 17MAR2007]

SMALLMAN, Richard resmallman4@aol.com "...I served with FASRON-104 and Detachment Malta from 1952 to 1954. There were only sixty of us and the duty was great. Hope to hear from former Shipmates and God Bless this great country..." [E-Mail Updated 10JUL2011 | 20OCT2003]

TORCELLINI, TE1 Charles catorce1@verizon.net "...I served with FASRON-104 (COMM/CRYPTO) at Halfar, Malta from 1953 to 1955..." [09APR2009]

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