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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 = 288
Last NameFirst NameMINicknameRank / RateSpouse NameFlight Crew PositionShop / OfficeVW-1 Assignment DatesDate of Death
AdamsAlfredEAceLtjg/LCDR Pilot 6/52-??/54Oct. 24, 2004
Aiau HarveyC Lcdr    03/16/1970 crashed at DaNang in PR-26The Virtual Wall Icon
AkensJoe  CAPT    May 12, 2000
AlbinBennyD AT2   55-56Sept 16 2002
Anderson FernaldPFlipCDRCarolynPPCCO1st CO 6/52 7/53January 2, 2005
Anderson RonaldR ADCSCarolynFlight Engineer 65-67Feb. 25, 2008
ArkfeldRonLArkieAT3 Radar Tech 60-62 
ArmstrongPeterTPeteAE2Barbara  59-61 TE-6Jan. 8 2008
ArnoldGordon  LCDR PPC 65-67 TE- 7June 1, 1905
AtkinsonHT Lcdr   52-53July 1, 1984
AustinClaytonE. AM3   54-56July 19, 2004
BafettiRonH CAPT   62-63Dec. 2, 1998
BaldingMelvinE AD1/ADRC Flt. Eng'r 52- 55October 1, 1989
BarcaferRichardL. AD2   55-57Dec. 20, 1971
BarrettThomas TomAMH3 Flight Metalsmith 69-70 TE-11March 2, 2017
BartonCharlesA CDR/CAPT®  CO12th CO; TE-5 64-66Feb. 12 2014
Bartz HarryA Lt(jg) Lcdr®Vicki  64-67Nov. 21, 2015
BassettRobert N AT2  2nd Tech 54-56July 7, 2013
Bates RobertM LCdrBarbraA/C 60-62 TE-4; 66-68 TE-4January 19, 1974
BauerlaTheodoreJTed)AE3   54-56June 7, 2008
BeardGradyLee AL3 2nd Radio 52-53Oct 4 2005
BeatonJohn        
BenderClaudeJ ATAN   52-54 
BleaJose  ABAN/ABH2  Flight line crew6/52 ??/57April 28, 1976
Bleakney (Carroll)Richard DickAX3LowenaCIC 65-67 TE-4, 6Oct. 27 2015
BlundenAl       Oct. 20, 2004
Borman CarlE ATC/LT® 1st Radar Tech 52-54Sept. 27, 2012
Borntraeger RaymondJRayENS/Cdr®BlanchePilot/CIC 52-53Jan. 31, 2012
Borrowman DaroldR  Mary  55 for trainingMay 30, 2009
BrackinJames JimLtRachel   May 17, 2004
BradenJamesL CDR  Maint Off.63-64Dec. 9, 2011
BrelsfordRonald  ADR1JeanFlight Engineer 53-55March 22, 2001
BrouillardDon  LCDRTerry  64- 66 TE-5November 21 2005
BrunnerDonE LCDR AC 63-64 TE-6Sept. 2003
BrunswickWilliamA ADAN   54-55Jan. 19, 1989
BryantEugeneCGeneAD3 AD2 Crew Chief 6/52 6/55Nov. 25, 1995
BucheErnestAErnieAE3/AEC®   54-57Dec. 27 2007
BurnsJohnS PRC   52-53January 18, 2003
CalidonnaJamesV. AT2 Crew Chief 52-55Oct. 31, 1998
CarlsonHaroldF AE3 AE2   6/52 7/54 
CarlsteadJames   Mary    
CatheyMiltonL BM1  Master at Arms52-56May 1, 1997
ChapinLarryA. AM3   54-56Feb. 9, 2007
ChapmanEdwardD Ltjg CIC 52-53Sept. 29, 2006
ChenowethRalphL ENS/LCDR®   66-68 TE-8, 4July 1, 2001
ChristianJohn  AEC/LT   54April 4 2000
ChruocalaWalterJ Off     
ChutukMitchellC ATC   54-56Aug. 11, 1997
ClarkFredL ALC 1st Radio 52-55Feb. 7, 2002
CollinsJulianD.RipAD1 Flight Engineer 6/52-6/56June 1, 1984
ComanRaymondDLunchieLTJG    October 28, 2002
ConradEdwardW ATC   52-56Sept. 7, 2002
ConsigliVincentLVinceLT PPC 66-68 TE-5############
CopelandWilliamE CDR/® PPCPersonnel53-54Dec 5. 2001
CoppleJamesH LCDR  XO52 53Feb. 17 2007
CorderoAnthonyB AD1 Crew Chief 52-57Mar. 8, 1996
CottenKennethW ADR1HelenCrew Chief 62-64 TE-6June 27, 1905
Cousineau DavidW AT2Mary AnnECCAvionics shop60-62 TE-4Feb. 7 2013
CoxFrankH AN   52-55Mar. 5,1997
CreelWalleyR. LT CIC 52-54 
CrissmanFredT. AT3   52-54 
CurleyJamesDJimANMary  6/52 6/54Oct. 17, 2002
CurranGaryB     ??-??1998?
DaltonAlbertLAlAL2 AL1 ATC ®Amy1st Radio 6/52 6/56Apr. 3, 2001
DavidowMelvin MelLT   51-53Jan. 26, 2006
DavidsonJamesF ATAN/AT3Kathy  52-55Jan. 28, 2011
Davis WilliamRBillLTjg/Cmdr® Pilot 52-54Feb. 2, 2010,
DeanRobertJ LTJG/LCDR®   62-64 TE-4 TE-5June 16, 2000
DeasHermanW ADAN   52-54June 27,1994
DellenbackRobertJDellCAPT    January 13, 2003
DeterMauriceP AGCA   63June 17, 2001
DevaultAlbertDAlABANAnne  52-54Mar. 07, 2009
DevineLeoJ AL1/ATC 1st radio 52-56June 18, 1998
DexterKennethE AOANMary Beth Airframes, Schedules, Admin, I and E Yeoman55-57Sept. 13, 2011
DietzelPeterE Off?   6/52 ??/55Apr. 15, 1998
Dodge LesterELesAMS1CarolCrew Chief 59-61############
DohertyBillJBillADC   57-58Oct. 3, 2005
DolanFrank F. AT3-AT1 CWO4 Ret. 1st Tech 53-55 March 11, 2015
DonnellyThomasE AE2JeanFlight ElectricianElectric Shop56-58 TE-7July 1, 2009
DoolittleGeorge  LT PPC 6/52 ??/54Nov. 27, 1993
DorfHaroldA Ens.   52-55May 12, 2004
DowneyCurtisL Off    Nov. 20, 1995
Duke MarvinL CDR CAPT@  CO16th CO 69-70Jan. 9 2002
Duke JRJimS     ??-??July 1, 1998
DuntonStanleyW Ltjg   6/52 ??/?? 
DurkinMartinJMartieAKAN AK3Marcy  6/52 4/54Sept. 9, 2003
DynesiusCarterRRoyAT1   66-69January 12, 1994
EberleEdwardC ADRC   ??-??Mar. 3 2006
EkbaldWilliamN AT3   53-56 
EldredCarl        
ElliottBernardC AEC   53-55 
ElsbreeJamesP AT2   52-55Jun 26 2008
Eskew EldonE AT1/ATCKarenECCAT shop63-66 TE-3 70-73 TE-1Jan. 25 2013
Evans Sr.Lorin  ADC Flight Engineer 56-57June 24, 1905
FastChesterK HMCJane Dispensary54-56Oct. 21 2004
FebroCharlesE ADC   55-57Jan. 2001
FennLloydA AM3  Metal Shop54-56Jan 3 2008
ForinoEdwardA ALAN AL3 Radio 6/52 6/53June 20 1996
FowlerLannyR  BillieCrew Chief 68-70 TE-8, 1Sept. 17, 201
FreeseClaudeL AD1 Flight Engineer 52-55Jan. 1980
Gagnon Charley  ADR1AnnFlight Engineer 64-66August 27, 1990
GaileyRobertL SN   53-55Mar. 24, 2006
GallionHaroldRRayAT2 CIC 54-562 Dec. 2008
Gamber David  AMS-3PamFlight Metalsmith 63-64 TE-6Oct. 1, 2017
GastEugeneDGeneAD2Wanda  53April 18, 2014
Gemza JosephA.JoeAT2/Sr. MSgt USAF ®Karen  52June 7, 2010
GibbsJohnD CDR  CO13th CO 66-67Dec. 30, 2008
GimmelDanielGDanADC.WO1Clara Maint. Office55-56Jan. 20 2009
GlaceJamesH ATC/CWO2 1st Tech. 52-56January 1, 1989
GobleHerbertR ADR-1 Flight Engineer 58-60 TE-7June 13, 1905
GoffJamesR ABGladys  52Jan. 25, 2002
GoldenRonaldG ADR2/ADR1Mary LouFlight Engineer 65-67Aug. 9 2006
GoodmanBenny  LTjg Nav. 6/52 ??/?? 
GormanVernonE AL3 2nd Radio 53-54July 15, 2005
GregoireDennisR AMAN AM3   6/52 8/54Mar. 11, 2003
Greiner LaVerneAL.A.AEC Flight Electrician 63-66 TE-6April 15, 1969 N. Koreans shoot down PR-21 of VQ-1
Grenier LeoA AGCIsabelMetroWx Training66- 68 TE-5, 8, 9Jan. 05, 2005
GueretteJosephL. AT3   53-54Mar. 30, 1995
Habermacher EarlH ATCS(ret) 1st. Tech 52-5522 Sep. 2011
HagwoodTom  AD1    1968/69
HallEllisB ATCS   52-55June 28, 2003
HammockJohnW LCDR CIC/WXMaintenance Officer63-64 TE-1July 4, 1905
HarmonHenryB AD1Jeanne  54-57May 5, 2003
HartnerTheodoreLTedAN AD3Geraldine  6/52 8/53April 18, 2006
HeinzelRonaldG AT3   52-55May 26, 2008
HellerRoyE AD1   52-55May 18,1998
HemerickNorman  ADR-3   70-72Dec. 2013
Hennessey RayW  KathleenMetroMet and Environmental Officer68-70August 24, 2011
HentyRobertG ALC   53-54Feb. 17, 1993
Hernandez Richard TacoADR1 Flight Engineer 62-64 TE-2############
HerzingAndrewGPappyAD1 Flight Engineer 6/52 ??/57Aug. 1982
HiltonNormanR AM2   53-55 
Hoch JrHarry0 LCDR   61-64 TE-2June 3, 1905
HochsteinAlanL. ACW2/P1Rose MaryCICCommunication Office, mail room57-59 TE-4 
Hockenberry JayD CWOAlice Airframes, QC, Detachment Grd Maint. Off60-62 66-69January 25, 2004
HornMarcusP CDR/ret PPC ??-??Feb. 22 1998
HullThomasJ AMS2/AMCS® Flight Metalsmith 64-66 TE-3July 26 2009
IvieFrancisMFrankLCDR    July 29, 2009
JacksonDavidD AMS-1JodiFlt MetalsmithNight shift PO for check crew and air frames69-71Nov. 2013
JasminJohnM AD3   6/52 12/52May 28, 2000
JayDarrelH LT   6/52 ??/??May 28, 1998
Jeanguenat AlbertCAlALC/LCDR®Ida1st RadioRadio Shop Chief6/52 9/55Jan. 17, 2011
JeffriesRichardJDick    53-55Aug. 1997
Johnson CharlesLChuckACW3   58-59 TE-1May 3, 2016
JohnsonPatrickM     59-60 
Jones WilliamEBillADR1 ADRC®LouFlight Engineer 68-70 TE-7Aug. 28, 2004
JudgeRichard(n) ATW3   62-63January 23, 1995
KastenbeinWilliamH. LCDR PPC 56-57Dec. 14, 1995
KempWilliamEBillADR1AnneFlight Engineer 68-71 TE-1Aug. 7 2014
KimbrielHarryA CDR    June 19, 1995
KolvaJohnR PRAN  Parachute Loft6/52 6/54Sept, 3 2008
KostockWilliamLWillAL2Florence1st Radio 6/52 8/54Jan. 16 2009
KreutzerJohnL LTJG/CDR®SusanCICOSchedules Officer, RCO, CICO69-71 TE-2, 3, 7, 10 
KulenkampRalphL AK3Ina  6/52 12/54Dec 7 2005
LawrenceArchieM AD3   53-55Oct. 10, 1997
LedburyGeneE ADRC   56- ??Jan. 30, 2006
LeeDon  LCDRBettyPPCAss't Maintenance Office ############
Legault  ShortyADRC   68-69198?
Linendoll JohnA LCDRJoetta(CIC, Tactics) OfficerTactics Office68-71 TE-11May 22, 2006
LockWilliamH YN3   52-54Feb. 23, 2013
LokushekWilliamTBillALAN AL3 2nd Radio 6/52 10/54Sept. 22, 2005
LoperWillardR AD2   56-57July 28 2007
Luehman EarlA CAPTHelenPPCXO/CO52-54Dec. 18, 2011
MacbrideEarl  LCDR PPC 6/52 ??/??Feb. 20, 1958 Lost at sea- crash of VW-15 Bu No. 141310/TL-1 in North Atlantic
MaloneEdgarW AM2   54-56 
Manhart HarrisonDDanLT   70-71May 29 2013
Mape JohnCJackLT/CDR PPC 52-544/13/66 C.O. of VA-52, Shot down over N. VietnamThe Virtual Wall Icon
MartinDeanR AT2   58-??June 16, 1905
MartinKeith  LT PPC 6/52 ??/??c1956 Killed in mid-air collision
MatottWilliamCWillieAT3 2nd Tech 54-56Sept. 03 2000
MaxwellJackA LTjgBetty Jo  6/52 ??/??Apr. 3, 2001
McCarriaherEugeneT AN AM3   52-54June 16, 1905
McCartneyPatrickT AT2Louise  52-54Feb. 14, 2003
McClungGeorgeE AMC®   57-59July 1, 1980
McInnesAdelbertE AN   54-55Sept. 15, 1998
McKeownAlbertW AD?   52-54June 1, 1969
McKnightKentA LT/LCDR®MarthaPPC 62-65 TE-3Sept. 18, 2009
Metzger EdwardREdADR1SallyFlight EngineerFlight Engineers65-67 TE-5Feb. 27, 2012
Milius PaulL LTJG/CAPT Pilot 52-5527-Feb-1968 Air loss or crash over LaosThe Virtual Wall Icon
MillerRichardC AD2 FE 60-62 TE-1??
MillerWarrenR ADR1   63-64 TE-3??
MillerWes  ADRC   68-71June 15, 1905
MillsCharlesA LCDR PPC 6/52 ??/??July 2, 2002
MitchellGlennJ. ADCCarolettaFlight Engineer 52-56Aug. 30, 2006
MooreTracey  ADR2CoraFlight Mech / Flight Engineer 62-64 TE-4,7October 26 2003
Morgan TomP AG3   63-64 TE-5############
MorierBruceJMoAMANDorothy  52-54June 23, 2011
Morris MackyR ADR-1/ADRC (ret.) Flight Engineer 67-68Oct. 24, 2012
MorrisRolandL LCDR®  Maint.Off57-60May 1, 1990
MuellerWilliamJBillWO/LT®Ruth Maintenance type66-68Nov. 11, 2010
MullanePaulN LCDRTommyPlane Commander 62-64 
MullenJohnRDickLCDR®  Asst. Ops Officer68-71June 28, 1905
MyerJohnR ENS   66-6? TE-9 
NettletonCliffordL LT/Lcdr PPC 1952-54May 26, 1990
NicholsRobert  CDR  Maint Officer56-58May 12, 1905
O'ConnorCharles  AT2   60-63Mar. 26, 1992
OlsenEugeneV AM3   52-54Mar. 28, 1999
OsterEarlN AMC   6/52 2/54 
PackardRussellBRussPNWanda  52-54Feb. 20,2009
PageArthurLArtADC Flight Engineer 52-56May 13, 2005
Paskvan RichardADickAE3   54-56Feb. 22, 2010
PerryAdrianH CDR/RADM PPCCO3rd CO 54-55Feb. 25, 1990
Peters CecilE ADRCNadineFlight Engineer 56-59May 10, 2012
PetersenMcCaroll MacAL3LaVaun2nd Radio 52-54Sept. 18, 2004
PetersonRobert BobAE3TishFlight Electrician 60-62 TE-3, 6############
PettyScottM ADC® Flight Engineer 55-56Mar. 1 2001
PhillipsCassieH AM1   6/52 4/55June 7, 1998
Pine Gordon  LTJg/LCdrPaulinePilot 54-57May 18, 2012
PixleyArthurK AD3   52-54 
PrattGerry  ADR1   69-71############
PtacekRalphM ADR3   62-66 TE-5 
RaczkaJohnD AL1 ALC   6/52 6/55Oct. 03, 2001
RadtkeWalterC AT2 1st Tech 54-56Oct. 03, 2001
RaisbeckRobertWBobAM3Rosalie  52-54May 23, 2000
Ramsey    Edna    
RayDon(n) ADR2HelenFlight Mech, Crew Chief, Flt Engineer 63-64, 69-71 TE-7 
ReavisJacksonB LT/LCDR   63-64 TE-5January 1, 2004
ReddyJimJ ADR1DoraFlight Engineer 65-67 TE-8May 28, 2006
RidgewayRichard  LCDR   6/52 ??/?? 
RiskeNathanH AT3 2nd Tech 52-54Sept. 5, 2000
RomickOrvilleE AD2   52-54Jan. 19, 1992
RothFrankH CDR/CAPT  CO14th CO; TE-1 67-68Aug. 17, 1992
Ruff ErnestDErnieLTjg/LCDR®BarbaraCIC Officer, Pilot 6/52 ??/53; 58-60 TE-2Oct. 11, 2008
SchlosserAl        
SchwabBernardC AD1   52-56July 4, 1983
SchwindJosephM AM2   54-56Nov. 17,1995
SeargeantBobbyG AD2   54-56Mar. 2008
SeeverFranklinD AT2Beverly1st Tech 54-57Jan. 1, 2001
SeidenbaumArthurD LTjg    July 15, 1990
ShookRobertLBobANMarylou  6/52 4/54Mar 4 2004
SimmonsNicholas    Crew Chiefacting Power Plants Chief65-67 TE-7Aug. 25 2005
SinnottMylesRBudLCDR    May 29 2003
SmithDonaldD ADC® Flight EngineerPower Plants Chief6/52 7/55Nov. 12, 1987
SmithHaultinL ATC   54-56Feb. 19, 2006
SmithWayneW CPO  VW-1/Line Chief67-69June 19, 1905
SnowdenEmryO SD1 CookCapt's Steward52-56Oct. 15, 2001
Spangenberg LawrenceDLarryALAN AL3Wanda2nd RadioRadio Shop6/52 6/53June 9, 2012
SproehnleHarryL AD1   52-56June 9, 1995
StaleyWilliamA   Flight Engineer  June 14, 1905
StandishFredC AT2/AT1MargaretECCAvionics63-66 TE-1 70-72 TE-1 June 14 2017
SteeleThomasD AE3 AE2   6/52 6/53Sept. 1999
Steers Benjamin BennyACW3/ACC®Diane  57-59 TE-1 62-64 TE-6 
StegnerDwanyeHTedCDR/® Pilot / CIC 6/52 ??/??Apr. 13 2008
StickelbergerRobertW AT3   52-56 
SullivanRobert  ATW3   65-66 TE-1Aug. 19, 2000
SundingLorenM ATAN   54-56 
SykesJosephEJoeAEC 1st RadioElectric Shop CPO52-54Dec. 3 2008
Tandy H.JJimAX2RuthCICFlight Office,Log Books65-67 TE-4, 5, 7Aug 18 2017
TanguayLou  AT3 Radar TechAvionics65-66 TE6 
TaylorLloydR PN2   52-55Jan. 23 2005
ThorpeTheodoreCTedAD1 Flight Engineer 52-54July 1, 2002
Thurman CurtisF LT. 3P 64-65 TE-6February 17, 1968The Virtual Wall Icon
TorryGrant  AFCM® Flight Engineer 70-73 TE-00June 21, 1905
Trecartin AllenL LTjg/CDR®MarylouPilot; Air Controller 52-55May 4, 2010
TromblyGeraldE AE2   52-56Oct. 9 2005
TrubeAGBudCDR®   62-64 TE-2February 1, 1999
TruesdaleFrancisE      July 7, 1905
Turner Lloyd  ATW3BarbaraCICCIC Office65-66 TE-5January 2, 2016
UtroskaArthurF AN  Electric Shop53-55June 25 2002
VanderhovenLeonardD AT3 53-56May 1, 1992
VarleyRichardK ATAN   53-56Dec. 9, 1999
VeronaRussellJRussAD2Maryann  52-56Feb. 6 2006
Vicari Albert VicAD1/ADRC® Flight Engineer 52-55; 66-68Dec. 2, 2009
Vilsack Anthony JoeAE2Mary AnnFlight Elect. 57-59 TE-00, 1, 3Oct. 30, 2013
WagonerLawrenceH. LCDR CIC 52-54Sept. 5, 1983
WahlKarlA AT3   Radar Shop52-54Oct. 30, 2013
WakefieldFrankH AT2 1st Tech 54-55July 12, 2006
WatsonFloydA AD1/ADRC ® Flight Engineer 6/52 5/56June 13, 2005
Weidner MalcomGMacAE2/AVCM® Flight Electrician 61-62 TE-2; 65-69March 6, 2010
WildingAlex  LCDR    --
WilleyMarvin  AD2   53-55Apr. 04, 2009
WilliamsDonaldD AN   53-53--
WilsonJim  ATR2Lynn  '64-'66 TE-2March 8 2015
WimberleyClay        
WisnerDonaldE PHAN   52-54 
WitherspoonHarveyL AT1 1st. Tech 6/52 10/52May 31 2002
WoodLawrenceB ADAN   52-54Dec. 12, 2002
WoodsDanW AT2   52-55 
WootonDick  ADR1 ADC®   65-69January 1, 1993
WrightJohnK LTjg Pilot / CIC 6/52 ??/??Feb. 5 2005
WyattEverettE AD1   54-57Mar. 25, 1996
WynnLeoE ADR1DawnFlight Engineer 63-67Dec. 5, 2001
YanceyJamesR ADR1 CrewChief 52-56Apr. 18, 2007
Yancy FloydB AMAN/AMCS®   52-54Jan. 23, 2013
YonkeRobertYBob (iceman)AD1MargueriteFlight Engineer 61-62 TE-4 
ZacheryBillyJ LT Pilot 6/52 ??/??May 23, 2004
ZimmermanAvalynnWAlPN3Rosey  52-56Sept. 20 2007
ZinglerStanleyR AD1 Flight Engineer 52-56June 12, 1995
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