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OLIVER, CAPT Frederick W. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=829 "...CAPT Frederick W. Oliver, USN NFL Number: 829 Date of Birth: 10/16/1917 Date In: 4/13/1941 Date Out: 6/30/1966. City, State: Pensacola, FL. School Attended: SpringHill College. Aircraft Flown: PBY, PBM, F-6, S-2, R5D. Ship or Unit: VP-216, VR-1 and VS-36. Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr. Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Pacific. Associations/Service Organizations: Nav Av Museum Fdn PBM Mariners Assn Assn of Nav Aviation. Highest personal decoration or award: Air Medal. Significant Achievements: 6,000 flight hours Commanding Officer, VS-36 Commanding Officer NAS Fallon, Nevada Member, Knights of Columbus. In Memoriam? No..." [28NOV2005]

RIZZO, Anthony J. abrizzo@ccp.com "...Enjoyed finding the VP-216 Summary Page. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we won't make it to the Reunion in Pensacola in May. Hopefully, next year. I would love to hear from Shipmates..." [27MAR2000]

SAGERHOLM, AMMF2 Frithiof Norris c/o VADM Jim Sagerholmnavsag@aol.com "...My older brother, Frithiof Norris Sagerholm, was an AMMF2/c in VPB-216, and served during the Marianas campaign, for which he was awarded the Air Medal. He was detached from the squadron shortly after the end of the campaign and was sent to the Naval Academy Prep School at Bainbridge, from which he entered the Naval Academy in 1945, graduating in 1949. He subsequently received his naval aviator's wings,and was assigned to VP-46(?), flying the PBM once again, a plane he had helped to build at Martin Aircraft prior to enlisting in 1943. He was a PBM PC in the Korean War, flying out of NAS Iwakuni, Japan. He resigned from the Navy in 1958, and went with the FAA at NAFEC, old NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey, from which he retired in 1978. He resides in Ocean City, NJ. Jim Sagerholm, VADM, USN (Retired)..." [20FEB2008]

SZUHAI, Andy aszuhai@en.com

WADE, Tom tomnpat@msn.com "...I served with VPB-216 as a Plane Captain and Flight Engineer in PBM's during WWII. Our crew consisted of F.W Oliver (PPC), W. F.Morris (2nd Pilot), T. Keenan (Navigator), Richard Miller (ARM1), John Higgins (ARM3), R. T. Thomas (FE), C. B. Burton (AOM), R. D Kading (SN -Tail Gunner), C. F. Haynes (Waist Gunner), and J. F. Steiner (Bow Turret Gunner). As far as I know I am the only survivor of this crew. If anyone knows my crew - please le me know. P.S. I built the model that is in the Naval Air Museum and the cutaway for the Mariner/Marlin Association ..." [BIO Updated 15FEB2003 | 04FEB99]

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