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Comment by CDR Bryan Leese on September 15, 2018 at 1:25pm
 I am researching the IOIC system associated with the RA-5C for a dissertation. I am specifically looking at the Mediterranean deployments of the SARATOGA/RVAH-9 and AMERICA/RVAH-5 in 1967 (Six-Day War) and the JF KENNEDY/RVAH-11 and INDEPENDENCE/RVAH-14 in 1973 (Yom Kippur War). I found PHs who have worked the A/C side of the RA-5C's collection system, like Jay, but also need to talk to PH/PTs that worked in the IOIC. I am looking to understand how the afloat intelligence organization operated. I am also looking to identify the squadron intelligence officers.  Sea stories welcomed!
Thank you!
CDR Bryan Leese
National Intelligence University
757.285,6425 or 717.889.8241

Comment by Steven R. Ewing on November 22, 2015 at 6:36pm

Comment by Jim Roth on March 9, 2015 at 8:53pm

Cdr. Daum was my first CO. worked for Manning A Hooker in the AME shop."73" until decommissioning, then of to RVAH-7

Comment by Joe E. Lolley on January 26, 2015 at 2:56pm

Cdr Richard A Daum passed away from Pancreatic Cancer late last year. Cdr Daum served in several Viggie units. I remember him from RVAH-11. I flew from the US to Manila aboard a Victory Airlines MAC flight that took us 48 hours due to engine trouble 2 times. I was a young Airman when I met him. I did not know that he would be in the same unit I was in. He later served as XO and CO in RVAH-11. I had the dubious honor of facing him at an XO's Mast for a little indiscretion on my part. He was a good man and fair. Now, all my CO's are gone..."Murph" Wright, Henner Lenhardt, and RA Daum....Fair Winds and Following Seas to all..

Comment by Steven R. Ewing on October 9, 2014 at 10:42pm

Does anyone have hidden away  a copy of the Heavy 11 disestablishment program handout from the decommissioning ceremony? We could use a copy for inclusion with the package Al Plunkett is going to provide to the Naval Air Museum.

email us at :rvahroster@gmail.com if you can provide one.

Comment by John Halligan on August 17, 2014 at 6:26pm

I remember that fateful night that we lost these two dedicated officers.  It was a sad, sobering incident.

Comment by Steven R. Ewing on August 17, 2014 at 5:26pm

Robin Hartford passed on this photo of the Memorial Service Handout from the Saratoga (CVA-60) for Cdr Hogan and LCdr Mulholland

Comment by Joe E. Lolley on August 5, 2014 at 7:23am

Below are (LtoR): Joe Lolley, Tommy Swain (back), Randy Lennon, and John Patton, RVAH-11, circa 1972:

Comment by Wayne Robert Wikoski on June 28, 2014 at 7:53pm

  My e-mail is   wapawik@ptd.net

Comment by Wayne Robert Wikoski on June 28, 2014 at 7:52pm

  anyone that was in RVAH-11 , from 1967 to 1970 get in touch , I would like to hear from you. Also if I may know you.


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