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Deceased VW-1 shipmates

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Legend
Deceased Association Members Deceased Plank Owner Deceased Association Member & Wife
Deceased VW-1 shipmates: total = 284
Last NameFirst NameMIRank / RateFlight Crew PositionShop / OfficeVW-1 Assignment DatesDate of Death
AdamsAlfredELtjg/LCDRPilot 6/52-??/54Oct. 24, 2004
Aiau HarveyCLcdr   03/16/1970 crashed at DaNang in PR-26The Virtual Wall Icon
AkensJoe CAPT   May 12, 2000
AlbinBennyDAT2  55-56Sept 16 2002
Anderson FernaldPCDRPPCCO1st CO 6/52 7/53January 2, 2005
Anderson RonaldRADCSFlight Engineer 65-67Feb. 25, 2008
ArkfeldRonLAT3Radar Tech 60-62 
ArmstrongPeterTAE2  59-61 TE-6Jan. 8 2008
ArnoldGordon LCDRPPC 65-67 TE- 7June 1, 1905
AtkinsonHTLcdr  52-53July 1, 1984
AustinClaytonE.AM3  54-56July 19, 2004
BafettiRonHCAPT  62-63Dec. 2 1998
BaldingMelvinEAD1/ADRCFlt. Eng'r 52- 55October 1, 1989
BarcaferRichardL.AD2  55-57Dec. 20, 1971
BartonCharlesACDR/CAPT® CO12th CO; TE-5 64-66Feb. 12 2014
Bartz HarryALt(jg) Lcdr®  64-67Nov. 21, 2015
BassettRobert NAT2 2nd Tech 54-56July 7, 2013
Bates RobertMLCdrA/C 60-62 TE-4; 66-68 TE-4January 19, 1974
BauerlaTheodoreJAE3  54-56June 7, 2008
BeardGradyLeeAL32nd Radio 52-53Oct 4 2005
BeatonJohn      
BenderClaudeJATAN  52-54 
BleaJose ABAN/ABH2 Flight line crew6/52 ??/57April 28, 1976
Bleakney (Carroll)Richard AX3CIC 65-67 TE-4, 6Oct. 27 2015
BlundenAl     Oct. 20, 2004
Borman CarlEATC/LT®1st Radar Tech 52-54Sept. 27, 2012
Borntraeger RaymondJENS/Cdr®Pilot/CIC 52-53Jan. 31, 2012
Borrowman DaroldR   55 for trainingMay 30, 2009
BrackinJames Lt   May 17, 2004
BradenJamesLCDR Maint Off.63-64Dec. 9, 2011
BrelsfordRonald ADR1Flight Engineer 53-55March 22, 2001
BrouillardDon LCDR  64- 66 TE-5November 21 2005
BrunnerDonELCDRAC 63-64 TE-6Sept. 2003
BrunswickWilliamAADAN  54-55Jan. 19, 1989
BryantEugeneCAD3 AD2Crew Chief 6/52 6/55Nov. 25, 1995
BucheErnestAAE3/AEC®  54-57Dec. 27 2007
BurnsJohnSPRC  52-53January 18, 2003
CalidonnaJamesV.AT2Crew Chief 52-55Oct. 31, 1998
CarlsonHaroldFAE3 AE2  6/52 7/54 
CarlsteadJames      
CatheyMiltonLBM1 Master at Arms52-56May 1, 1997
ChapinLarryA.AM3  54-56Feb. 9, 2007
ChapmanEdwardDLtjgCIC 52-53Sept. 29, 2006
ChenowethRalphLENS/LCDR®  66-68 TE-8, 4July 1, 2001
ChristianJohn AEC/LT  54April 4 2000
ChruocalaWalterJOff    
ChutukMitchellCATC  54-56Aug. 11, 1997
ClarkFredLALC1st Radio 52-55Feb. 7, 2002
CollinsJulianD.AD1Flight Engineer 6/52-6/56June 1, 1984
ComanRaymondDLTJG   October 28, 2002
ConradEdwardWATC  52-56Sept. 7, 2002
ConsigliVincentLLTPPC 66-68 TE-5Dec. 14 2010
CopelandWilliamECDR/®PPCPersonnel53-54Dec 5. 2001
CoppleJamesHLCDR XO52 53Feb. 17 2007
CorderoAnthonyBAD1Crew Chief 52-57Mar. 8, 1996
CottenKennethWADR1Crew Chief 62-64 TE-6June 27, 1905
Cousineau DavidWAT2ECCAvionics shop60-62 TE-4Feb. 7 2013
CoxFrankHAN  52-55Mar. 5,1997
CreelWalleyR.LTCIC 52-54 
CrissmanFredT.AT3  52-54 
CurleyJamesDAN  6/52 6/54Oct. 17, 2002
CurranGaryB   ??-??1998?
DaltonAlbertLAL2 AL1 ATC ®1st Radio 6/52 6/56Apr. 3, 2001
DavidowMelvin LT  51-53Jan. 26, 2006
DavidsonJamesFATAN/AT3  52-55Jan. 28, 2011
Davis WilliamRLTjg/Cmdr®Pilot 52-54Feb. 2, 2010,
DeanRobertJLTJG/LCDR®  62-64 TE-4 TE-5June 16, 2000
DeasHermanWADAN  52-54June 27,1994
DellenbackRobertJCAPT   January 13, 2003
DeterMauricePAGCA  63June 17, 2001
DevaultAlbertDABAN  52-54Mar. 07, 2009
DevineLeoJAL1/ATC1st radio 52-56June 18, 1998
DexterKennethEAOAN Airframes, Schedules, Admin, I and E Yeoman55-57Sept. 13, 2011
DietzelPeterEOff?  6/52 ??/55Apr. 15, 1998
Dodge LesterEAMS1Crew Chief 59-61Dec. 20, 2001
DohertyBillJADC  57-58Oct. 3, 2005
DolanFrank F.AT3-AT1 CWO4 Ret.1st Tech 53-55 March 11, 2015
DonnellyThomasEAE2Flight ElectricianElectric Shop56-58 TE-7July 1, 2009
DoolittleGeorge LTPPC 6/52 ??/54Nov. 27, 1993
DorfHaroldAEns.  52-55May 12, 2004
DowneyCurtisLOff   Nov. 20, 1995
Duke MarvinLCDR CAPT@ CO16th CO 69-70Jan. 9 2002
Duke JRJimS   ??-??July 1, 1998
DuntonStanleyWLtjg  6/52 ??/?? 
DurkinMartinJAKAN AK3  6/52 4/54Sept. 9, 2003
DynesiusCarterRAT1  66-69January 12, 1994
EberleEdwardCADRC  ??-??Mar. 3 2006
EkbaldWilliamNAT3  53-56 
EldredCarl      
ElliottBernardCAEC  53-55 
ElsbreeJamesPAT2  52-55Jun 26 2008
Eskew EldonEAT1/ATCECCAT shop63-66 TE-3 70-73 TE-1Jan. 25 2013
Evans Sr.Lorin ADCFlight Engineer 56-57June 24, 1905
FastChesterKHMC Dispensary54-56Oct. 21 2004
FebroCharlesEADC  55-57Jan. 2001
FennLloydAAM3 Metal Shop54-56Jan 3 2008
ForinoEdwardAALAN AL3Radio 6/52 6/53June 20 1996
FowlerLannyR Crew Chief 68-70 TE-8, 1Sept. 17, 201
FreeseClaudeLAD1Flight Engineer 52-55Jan. 1980
Gagnon Charley ADR1Flight Engineer 64-66August 27, 1990
GaileyRobertLSN  53-55Mar. 24, 2006
GallionHaroldRAT2CIC 54-562 Dec. 2008
GastEugeneDAD2  53April 18, 2014
Gemza JosephA.AT2/Sr. MSgt USAF ®  52June 7, 2010
GibbsJohnDCDR CO13th CO 66-67Dec. 30, 2008
GimmelDanielGADC.WO1 Maint. Office55-56Jan. 20 2009
GlaceJamesHATC/CWO21st Tech. 52-56January 1, 1989
GobleHerbertRADR-1Flight Engineer 58-60 TE-7June 13, 1905
GoffJamesRAB  52Jan. 25, 2002
GoldenRonaldGADR2/ADR1Flight Engineer 65-67Aug. 9 2006
GoodmanBenny LTjgNav. 6/52 ??/?? 
GormanVernonEAL32nd Radio 53-54July 15, 2005
GregoireDennisRAMAN AM3  6/52 8/54Mar. 11, 2003
Greiner LaVerneAAECFlight Electrician 63-66 TE-6April 15, 1969 N. Koreans shoot down PR-21 of VQ-1
Grenier LeoAAGCMetroWx Training66- 68 TE-5, 8, 9Jan. 05, 2005
GueretteJosephL.AT3  53-54Mar. 30, 1995
Habermacher EarlHATCS(ret)1st. Tech 52-5522 Sep. 2011
HagwoodTom AD1   1968/69
HallEllisBATCS  52-55June 28, 2003
HammockJohnWLCDRCIC/WXMaintenance Officer63-64 TE-1July 4, 1905
HarmonHenryBAD1  54-57May 5, 2003
HartnerTheodoreLAN AD3  6/52 8/53April 18, 2006
HeinzelRonaldGAT3  52-55May 26, 2008
HellerRoyEAD1  52-55May 18,1998
HemerickNorman ADR-3  70-72Dec. 2013
Hennessey RayW MetroMet and Environmental Officer68-70August 24, 2011
HentyRobertGALC  53-54Feb. 17, 1993
Hernandez Richard ADR1Flight Engineer 62-64 TE-2Sept. 29, 2012
HerzingAndrewGAD1Flight Engineer 6/52 ??/57Aug. 1982
HiltonNormanRAM2  53-55 
Hoch JrHarry0LCDR  61-64 TE-2June 3, 1905
HochsteinAlanL.ACW2/P1CICCommunication Office, mail room57-59 TE-4 
Hockenberry JayDCWO Airframes, QC, Detachment Grd Maint. Off60-62 66-69January 25, 2004
HornMarcusPCDR/retPPC ??-??Feb. 22 1998
HullThomasJAMS2/AMCS®Flight Metalsmith 64-66 TE-3July 26 2009
IvieFrancisMLCDR   July 29, 2009
JacksonDavidDAMS-1Flt MetalsmithNight shift PO for check crew and air frames69-71Nov. 2013
JasminJohnMAD3  6/52 12/52May 28, 2000
JayDarrelHLT  6/52 ??/??May 28, 1998
Jeanguenat AlbertCALC/LCDR®1st RadioRadio Shop Chief6/52 9/55Jan. 17, 2011
JeffriesRichardJ   53-55Aug. 1997
Johnson CharlesLACW3  58-59 TE-1May 3, 2016
JohnsonPatrickM   59-60 
Jones WilliamEADR1 ADRC®Flight Engineer 68-70 TE-7Aug. 28, 2004
JudgeRichard(n)ATW3  62-63January 23, 1995
KastenbeinWilliamH.LCDRPPC 56-57Dec. 14, 1995
KempWilliamEADR1Flight Engineer 68-71 TE-1Aug. 7 2014
KimbrielHarryACDR   June 19, 1995
KolvaJohnRPRAN Parachute Loft6/52 6/54Sept, 3 2008
KostockWilliamLAL21st Radio 6/52 8/54Jan. 16 2009
KreutzerJohnLLTJG/CDR®CICOSchedules Officer, RCO, CICO69-71 TE-2, 3, 7, 10 
KulenkampRalphLAK3  6/52 12/54Dec 7 2005
LawrenceArchieMAD3  53-55Oct. 10, 1997
LedburyGeneEADRC  56- ??Jan. 30, 2006
LeeDon LCDRPPCAss't Maintenance Office Dec. 28, 2000
Legault  ADRC  68-69198?
Linendoll JohnALCDR(CIC, Tactics) OfficerTactics Office68-71 TE-11May 22, 2006
LockWilliamHYN3  52-54Feb. 23, 2013
LokushekWilliamTALAN AL32nd Radio 6/52 10/54Sept. 22, 2005
LoperWillardRAD2  56-57July 28 2007
Luehman EarlACAPTPPCXO/CO52-54Dec. 18, 2011
MacbrideEarl LCDRPPC 6/52 ??/??Feb. 20, 1958 Lost at sea- crash of VW-15 Bu No. 141310/TL-1 in North Atlantic
MaloneEdgarWAM2  54-56 
Manhart HarrisonDLT  70-71May 29 2013
Mape JohnCLT/CDRPPC 52-544/13/66 C.O. of VA-52, Shot down over N. VietnamThe Virtual Wall Icon
MartinDeanRAT2  58-??June 16, 1905
MartinKeith LTPPC 6/52 ??/??c1956 Killed in mid-air collision
MatottWilliamCAT32nd Tech 54-56Sept. 03 2000
MaxwellJackALTjg  6/52 ??/??Apr. 3, 2001
McCarriaherEugeneTAN AM3  52-54June 16, 1905
McCartneyPatrickTAT2  52-54Feb. 14, 2003
McClungGeorgeEAMC®  57-59July 1, 1980
McInnesAdelbertEAN  54-55Sept. 15, 1998
McKeownAlbertWAD?  52-54June 1, 1969
McKnightKentALT/LCDR®PPC 62-65 TE-3Sept. 18, 2009
Metzger EdwardRADR1Flight EngineerFlight Engineers65-67 TE-5Feb. 27, 2012
Milius PaulLLTJG/CAPTPilot 52-5527-Feb-1968 Air loss or crash over LaosThe Virtual Wall Icon
MillerRichardCAD2FE 60-62 TE-1??
MillerWarrenRADR1  63-64 TE-3??
MillerWes ADRC  68-71June 15, 1905
MillsCharlesALCDRPPC 6/52 ??/??July 2, 2002
MitchellGlennJ.ADCFlight Engineer 52-56Aug. 30, 2006
MooreTracey ADR2Flight Mech / Flight Engineer 62-64 TE-4,7October 26 2003
Morgan TomPAG3  63-64 TE-5Feb. 16, 2016
MorierBruceJAMAN  52-54June 23, 2011
Morris MackyRADR-1/ADRC (ret.)Flight Engineer 67-68Oct. 24, 2012
MorrisRolandLLCDR® Maint.Off57-60May 1, 1990
MuellerWilliamJWO/LT® Maintenance type66-68Nov. 11, 2010
MullanePaulNLCDRPlane Commander 62-64 
MullenJohnRLCDR® Asst. Ops Officer68-71June 28, 1905
MyerJohnRENS  66-6? TE-9 
NettletonCliffordLLT/LcdrPPC 1952-54May 26, 1990
NicholsRobert CDR Maint Officer56-58May 12, 1905
O'ConnorCharles AT2  60-63Mar. 26, 1992
OlsenEugeneVAM3  52-54Mar. 28, 1999
OsterEarlNAMC  6/52 2/54 
PackardRussellBPN  52-54Feb. 20,2009
PageArthurLADCFlight Engineer 52-56May 13, 2005
Paskvan RichardAAE3  54-56Feb. 22, 2010
PerryAdrianHCDR/RADMPPCCO3rd CO 54-55Feb. 25, 1990
Peters CecilEADRCFlight Engineer 56-59May 10, 2012
PetersenMcCaroll AL32nd Radio 52-54Sept. 18, 2004
PetersonRobert AE3Flight Electrician 60-62 TE-3, 6Dec. 23, 2010
PettyScottMADC®Flight Engineer 55-56Mar. 1 2001
PhillipsCassieHAM1  6/52 4/55June 7, 1998
Pine Gordon LTJg/LCdrPilot 54-57May 18, 2012
PixleyArthurKAD3  52-54 
PrattGerry ADR1  69-71Dec. 1, 1997
PtacekRalphMADR3  62-66 TE-5 
RaczkaJohnDAL1 ALC  6/52 6/55Oct. 03, 2001
RadtkeWalterCAT21st Tech 54-56Oct. 03, 2001
RaisbeckRobertWAM3  52-54May 23, 2000
Ramsey       
RayDon(n)ADR2Flight Mech, Crew Chief, Flt Engineer 63-64, 69-71 TE-7 
ReavisJacksonBLT/LCDR  63-64 TE-5January 1, 2004
ReddyJimJADR1Flight Engineer 65-67 TE-8May 28, 2006
RidgewayRichard LCDR  6/52 ??/?? 
RiskeNathanHAT32nd Tech 52-54Sept. 5, 2000
RomickOrvilleEAD2  52-54Jan. 19, 1992
RothFrankHCDR/CAPT CO14th CO; TE-1 67-68Aug. 17, 1992
Ruff ErnestDLTjg/LCDR®CIC Officer, Pilot 6/52 ??/53; 58-60 TE-2Oct. 11, 2008
SchlosserAl      
SchwabBernardCAD1  52-56July 4, 1983
SchwindJosephMAM2  54-56Nov. 17,1995
SeargeantBobbyGAD2  54-56Mar. 2008
SeeverFranklinDAT21st Tech 54-57Jan. 1, 2001
SeidenbaumArthurDLTjg   July 15, 1990
ShookRobertLAN  6/52 4/54Mar 4 2004
SimmonsNicholas  Crew Chiefacting Power Plants Chief65-67 TE-7Aug. 25 2005
SinnottMylesRLCDR   May 29 2003
SmithDonaldDADC®Flight EngineerPower Plants Chief6/52 7/55Nov. 12, 1987
SmithHaultinLATC  54-56Feb. 19, 2006
SmithWayneWCPO VW-1/Line Chief67-69June 19, 1905
SnowdenEmryOSD1CookCapt's Steward52-56Oct. 15, 2001
Spangenberg LawrenceDALAN AL32nd RadioRadio Shop6/52 6/53June 9, 2012
SproehnleHarryLAD1  52-56June 9, 1995
StaleyWilliamA Flight Engineer  June 14, 1905
StandishFredCAT2/AT1ECCAvionics63-66 TE-1 70-72 TE-1 June 14 2017
SteeleThomasDAE3 AE2  6/52 6/53Sept. 1999
StegnerDwanyeHCDR/®Pilot / CIC 6/52 ??/??Apr. 13 2008
StickelbergerRobertWAT3  52-56 
SullivanRobert ATW3  65-66 TE-1Aug. 19, 2000
SundingLorenMATAN  54-56 
SykesJosephEAEC1st RadioElectric Shop CPO52-54Dec. 3 2008
TanguayLou AT3Radar TechAvionics65-66 TE6 
TaylorLloydRPN2  52-55Jan. 23 2005
ThorpeTheodoreCAD1Flight Engineer 52-54July 1, 2002
Thurman CurtisFLT.3P 64-65 TE-6February 17, 1968The Virtual Wall Icon
TorryGrant AFCM®Flight Engineer 70-73 TE-00June 21, 1905
Trecartin AllenLLTjg/CDR®Pilot; Air Controller 52-55May 4, 2010
TromblyGeraldEAE2  52-56Oct. 9 2005
TrubeAGCDR®  62-64 TE-2February 1, 1999
TruesdaleFrancisE    July 7, 1905
Turner Lloyd ATW3CICCIC Office65-66 TE-5January 2, 2016
UtroskaArthurFAN Electric Shop53-55June 25 2002
VanderhovenLeonardDAT3  53-56May 1, 1992
VarleyRichardKATAN  53-56Dec. 9, 1999
VeronaRussellJAD2  52-56Feb. 6 2006
Vicari Albert AD1/ADRC®Flight Engineer 52-55; 66-68Dec. 2, 2009
Vilsack Anthony AE2Flight Elect. 57-59 TE-00, 1, 3Oct. 30, 2013
WagonerLawrenceH.LCDRCIC 52-54Sept. 5, 1983
WahlKarlAAT3  Radar Shop52-54Oct. 30, 2013
WakefieldFrankHAT21st Tech 54-55July 12, 2006
WatsonFloydAAD1/ADRC ®Flight Engineer 6/52 5/56June 13, 2005
Weidner MalcomGAE2/AVCM®Flight Electrician 61-62 TE-2; 65-69March 6, 2010
WildingAlex LCDR   --
WilleyMarvin AD2  53-55Apr. 04, 2009
WilliamsDonaldDAN  53-53--
WilsonJim ATR2  '64-'66 TE-2March 8 2015
WimberleyClay      
WisnerDonaldEPHAN  52-54 
WitherspoonHarveyLAT11st. Tech 6/52 10/52May 31 2002
WoodLawrenceBADAN  52-54Dec. 12, 2002
WoodsDanWAT2  52-55 
WootonDick ADR1 ADC®  65-69January 1, 1993
WrightJohnKLTjgPilot / CIC 6/52 ??/??Feb. 5 2005
WyattEverettEAD1  54-57Mar. 25, 1996
WynnLeoEADR1Flight Engineer 63-67Dec. 5, 2001
YanceyJamesRADR1CrewChief 52-56Apr. 18, 2007
Yancy FloydBAMAN/AMCS®  52-54Jan. 23, 2013
YonkeRobertYAD1Flight Engineer 61-62 TE-4 
ZacheryBillyJLTPilot 6/52 ??/??May 23, 2004
ZimmermanAvalynnWPN3  52-56Sept. 20 2007
ZinglerStanleyRAD1Flight Engineer 52-56June 12, 1995
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