VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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BENNETT, Gerald D. nutroxx@nutroxx.com "...I served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) until April 30, 1959 and loved every minute of it as she is a Great Lady!..." [24MAR2004]

Memorial Picture "...BLACKWELL, Garnett H...My Dad, Garnett Blackwell, Sunday, August 11, 2013 in the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. Dad served onboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) during WWII, sailed back into San Francisco after the war was over, and got honorably discharged after arriving in San Francisco. A true hero. I am a Navy Retiree myself after 20 years service, transferring to the Fleet Reserve in 2001. I sailed into harms way many times, but after reading the history of USS Chandeleur (AV-10), the crew sure went through some tough times at war!..." Contributed by Norman Blackwell stormin11762@msn.com [03FEB2014]

BUCKNER, Larry N. lnb@usa.com "...I served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (1964-1965). I learned the proper way to carry a tool box and when to go on liberty..." [E-Mail Updated 26AUG2012 | 09APR2006]

Memorial Picture "...CHROMOGA, Andrew Jr...My father, Andrew Chromoga Jr., served on the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) during WW II. He passed away in 1964 when I was 13 years old, but spent 4 years in the VA Hospital before his death so I really don't know much about his Naval experiences. I would appreciate any info. Gregory Chromoga gmc8623@sbcglobal.net..." [14SEP2007]

COBURN, SA John R. canopus_i94@yahoo.com "...I served aboard USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (12/1959-1961) which was barracks ship at the time for Philadelphia Group Atlantic Reserve Fleet (PhilaGruLantResFlt)..." [29JUL2014]

Memorial Picture "...CRANFORD, Frank...My Dad, Frank Crawford, was killed at NAS Memphis, Tennessee in 1947 while attending school for the Bikini tests. He was a Blimp crewman before going aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10). I never knew him, but I do know he was aboard the USS Bennington (CV-20). I served on the same ship 20 years later. I just would like to know if anyone knew him or served with him. Also, I would like to know what VP squadrons were assigned to NAS Alameda, California from 1963 to 1965. Thank you...Clifford Crawford mongo145@aim.com..." [13SEP2006]

DAVIES, William M. wdavies1@twcny.rr.com "...Astonished and thrilled to find the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) Site. I was stationed at the Philidelphia Mothball fleet through 1960. Initially I was sent to Green Cove Springs FL (Mothball Fleet)- shortly afterward that base was closed and many of us were sent to the Philadelphia shipyard. I am now sure that it was the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) that was our living quarters during that time which I clearly remember being a sea plane tender. I arrived at Philadelphia as a fireman and left as a Draftsman Illustrator 3rd Class. From the Mothball Fleet, I was then transferred to the USS Taconic (AGC-17) which was a Flag Ship for the Amphibious force..." [22MAY2003]

Memorial Picture "...EYMANN, Kenneth M...Served with VPB-21 and the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) passed away on January 11 2002...John V. Jewett (Stepson) vjewett@earthlink.net..." [31JUL2002]

KOSLOFSKY, Les jeffreyk@md.metrocast.net "...I served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (1967-1968) at the Navy Yard Philadelphia. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [14AUG2015]

MARTINEK, Martin mmartinek@hotmail.com "...I served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (1962) at the Philadelphia Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (Mothball Fleet)..." [09SEP2012]

McCARTHY, Jim "Big Jim" nettybumppo@aol.com "...I served on the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) from May of 1960 till June of 1961 with a bunch of swell guys. I learned alot on board and ashore..." [18JUL2007]

PENDLETON, Charlie watcher@netzero.net "...I served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) between 1964 and 1965 at Philadelphia Mothball Fleet..." [10FEB2009]

Memorial Picture "...RICE, Willard E...My Father, Willard E. Rice, served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10). Dad is now deceased. I would like to hear from anyone that may have known my Dad. Vickie Rice vickie.rice@va.gov..." [26MAY2009]

Memorial Picture "...SCHMIDT, Robert A...It is with deep sorrow that my Dad, Robert A. Schmidt died on his 85th birthday, April 13, 2010, in Buffalo, New York. Dad was a radarman on the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) during WWII in the Pacific..." Contributed by Robert A. Schmidt jssotherde@aol.com [19MAY2010]

SEABERG, LCDR Arthur A. kchaselden@comcast.net "...My Father, LCDR Arthur A. SEABERG, served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) from 1942 to 1945. I have a copy of his USS Chandeleur (AV-10) Cruisebook..." [30MAY2007]

STANICH, Peter M. stanich1@sccoast.net "...I served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (1959-1960) while attached to the reserve fleet at Philadelphia. We moved ships into and around the Reserve Fleet..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14SEP2016 | 09AUG2007]

Memorial Picture "...WEBER, Edward...My Grandpa, Edward Weber, passed away March 11, 2014. Grandpa served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (1942-1945)..." Contributed by Mike Weber mikew70@gmail.com [12AUG2014]

WEBER, Edward c/o Mike Weber mikew70@gmail.com "...My Grandpa, Edward Weber, served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (1942-1945). Grandpa would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [22JAN2011]

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