VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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McDERMOTT, Sgt Edward J. USMC Retired emcderm46@comcast.net "...I served with the U.S. Marine Detachment, Navy 117, at NAS Trinidad, British West Indies (02/1955-03/1957) in direct support of VP-34 and FASRON-105..." [03AUG2011]

MELLEY, Tom tomadr2@aol.com Shipmate Pix Circa 1951 "...Compron 33, NAS Atlantic City, N.J., 1954, A/C A D 4N F3D, JRB-6 Looking for Shipmates. Tom C. Melley AD2 Flight Line...I served in the VC-33 December 53 to October 54, when I was discharged VC-33 had (1) AD-3Q, 60+ AD-4N's , (5) F3d and (1) JRB-6. In June 1954 we received the first (5) AD-5Ns. Two weeks later, we lost four of them to one pilot on a Valley Forge (CV-45) Car Qual. Another week a pilot in an AD-4N landed at El Segundo but he failed to reset his altimeter. The aircraft was fifty feet in the air, both wheels went through the wings. A detachment washed out a Middie Cruise the summer of 54. Another detachment on a cross country flight flew into some Alabama Mountains in a heavy fog. When the port cat on the Bennington blew the Warrent Officers mess was services by five steward mates from the squadron, two were killed. The detachment I was with were the Bennington, CV20 Valley Forge CVS-45, and Midway Cub-42. Prior to VC-33 I served with FASRON-105 was NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. Our gunnery Officer was Ch. Gunner Charles R. (Tex) Miller. I was lucky enough to serve under Ch. Mach. Clarence B. Reid who guided me to AD2 from ADAA. (1951 - 53). Would like to hear from those who were there about that time..." [BIO Updated 05AUG99 | 20JUN99 | 27MAR99]

ODUM, AD3 Charles E. bob-odum@consolidated.net "...I served with FASRON-105 at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR..." [06FEB2012]

WHEELER, CDR Howare E. c/o His Son Jim Wheeler wheel@solve.net "...Shortly after starting second grade in Mass. my Dad Cdr Howare E. Wheeler returned to active duty at NAS Squantum, Massachusetts and was ordered to NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone with FASRON-105. We lived there for two plus years. I recently returned on vaction. I would like to talk to anyone who knew my Dad or was there at that time..." [14APR2000]

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