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Carl (Bub) Wilkins left a comment for Bob Vehorn
"Bob, another thing about your dad. I believe it was he that was flying my plane cross country, prior to deployment in 65 and was to land at Coronado. The nose wheel would not come down. They told him to eject over water but he said he was landing.…"
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Carl (Bub) Wilkins left a comment for Bob Vehorn
"Bob, I constantly keep my eye open for anything related to RVAH Navy and I do not remember where I found it.  I was TAD to Subic for service changes, I was a plane captain, and each time we finished a test Hop was required. Your dad’s BN…"
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Stuart F. Carlin left a comment for Bob Vehorn
"Bob when were you in Heavy 7? I was in from 1961 to 1964 and live in Summerville, SC. Stu Carlin"
Nov 24, 2017
Frederick Drew left a comment for Bob Vehorn
"Yes bob, I was aware that he was formerly "one of us" I think that encouragedmore respect. I know it motivated me to finish my college - BS in Accounting at Kean University in New Jarsey.. I later went on to a career in Law Enforcement…"
Jun 15, 2015
Frederick Drew left a comment for Bob Vehorn
"I wish you well Commander, I was a PH-2 photomate that occasionally configured your photo gear in readiness for your flights and removed the film afterwards. The best!!"
Jun 1, 2015
Terri Ellen Fulton Jennings left a comment for Bob Vehorn
"I was watching the video you posted the USS Kitty Hawk Pt 2 and saw my Dad in it.  He was plane captain for LCDR Vehorn.   Would that be you?  His name is Terry Fulton.  Did you know him?  I think they called him FU FU.…"
Oct 9, 2013
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RA-5C Vigilante In-Flight Refueling

Shot in Super 8mm with a handheld camera
Mar 2, 2013

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What Squadrons were you in?
RVAH 3, RVAH 13
Other non RVAH/VAH commands
(My Navy career) VP-44, CPW-5, VP-94, VR-58, SPAWAR

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At 8:30am on August 1, 2018, Carl (Bub) Wilkins said…

Bob, another thing about your dad. I believe it was he that was flying my plane cross country, prior to deployment in 65 and was to land at Coronado. The nose wheel would not come down. They told him to eject over water but he said he was landing. He brought it in on the main mounts and gently eased it down on the nose as he slowed. She was a hanger queen getting repaired to fly again when we reached Yankee Station.  There is a picture of the aircraft, sitting on her nose, in the RVAH13 65/66 Cruise book. He was a very good pilot. 

At 8:20am on August 1, 2018, Carl (Bub) Wilkins said…

Bob, I constantly keep my eye open for anything related to RVAH Navy and I do not remember where I found it. 

I was TAD to Subic for service changes, I was a plane captain, and each time we finished a test Hop was required. Your dad’s BN did care to go so I asked and Commander VeHirn took me Flying in the Vigilante!  He asked if I had been through the speed of sound?  I told him I’d only gone as fast as my Harley would go. He told be to watch the air speed indicator and when it jumped we were through. He went over Baguio (sp), stuck the nose straight up and began barrel rolls!  I had a ball. Thanks again, to him for a great time. 

At 4:02pm on November 24, 2017, Stuart F. Carlin said…

Bob when were you in Heavy 7? I was in from 1961 to 1964 and live in Summerville, SC.

Stu Carlin

At 3:44pm on June 15, 2015, Frederick Drew said…

Yes bob, I was aware that he was formerly "one of us" I think that encouragedmore respect.

I know it motivated me to finish my college - BS in Accounting at Kean University in New Jarsey.. I later went on to a career in Law Enforcement with U.S. Customs (beginning in New York and finishing in South Texas (where I am now)  retiring after 30 years service.

Its amazing where we go and how we got there.. FD

At 3:33pm on June 1, 2015, Frederick Drew said…

I wish you well Commander, I was a PH-2 photomate that occasionally configured your photo gear in readiness for your flights and removed the film afterwards. The best!!

At 10:04am on October 9, 2013, Terri Ellen Fulton Jennings said…

I was watching the video you posted the USS Kitty Hawk Pt 2 and saw my Dad in it.  He was plane captain for LCDR Vehorn.   Would that be you?  His name is Terry Fulton.  Did you know him?  I think they called him FU FU.   He passed away a year ago and it was such a blessing to see him in this video.....and so young.  :-)

At 3:26pm on December 22, 2010, Frederick Drew said…

Thanks for commenting - yes there were a lot of great folks in our squadron. Your dad had my respect and never asked for anyting from us he wouldn't do himself. A number of times when I was checking out the Recon Equipment he took the time to ask why I did it a certain way. Not only did it make me feel like I was important to the success but he saiid it helped him understand what goes on behind his job.

He was a fine man. In life as I made my way in management, his suggestions stayed with me my whole life.

Have a wonderful Christmas

Fred Drew

At 2:59pm on December 16, 2010, Frederick Drew said…

I seem to remember a LCDR Ray Vehorn who was RVAH 13 Maint. Officer when I was the Line Photo Mate. Westpac 66-67. Is that you or possibly a relative.  

 
 
 

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