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Boom Powell
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  • Virginia Beach, VA
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August 31, 2018 all day
This 31st of August is the 60th anniversary of the first flight of a Vigilante. Deciding appropriate libation for the occasion: Coors beer because a X-C out west was expected to bring some back? (actually, not that good, but what is hard to get...) Tequila Sunrise? (drink of choice ’75 K-hawk deployment) Stingers? (Cubi Club, ‘twenty Stingers for my friends!’) Vodka and bug juice? (onboard “favorite” –vodka had no aroma and bug juice always there) Cuba Libre? (welcome to Key West), Boone’s…See More
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RVAH 3, RVAH 6

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At 12:34am on September 19, 2016, Stanley J. Gudmundson said…

Seems to me that I remember you as Boog not Boom Boom.  Enjoyed your book about the RA5C and find the articles you write in aviation magazines to be very interesting.  Thank-you.  I was in the Ops Division working for Cdr Ream on the 70-71 cruise.

At 9:09pm on August 18, 2012, peter c derose said…

Glad to see another R-6 ER with us, Happy Birthday!! & Nice pix !!

At 11:50am on September 9, 2010, Carl Holland said…
BOOM BOOM
Good to see you again. Rember the Chicken Hawk almost sinking off Guam? Have you ever heard from CAPT Quist USAF? I am in Millington TN just north of Memphis. If you ever get south this way give me a call perhaps we can talk about the greatest bunch of shipmates i ever had O and E . Hope all is well with you and yours.
Carl Holland GSLC, DAWIA Level III
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At 8:11pm on April 27, 2010, gary gonterman said…
hi boom you did not mention how that viggi was lost at sea on the 67 connie cruise h12 parked aft of stbd aft elevator by the terrier missel battery i was in h12 and worked in ima decm shop i was also cq mcpo on the coral sea cq we allmost left one guy behind on the left coast when we headedback to albany who was that aviator gary gonterman???
At 9:07pm on January 28, 2010, ALTON L. WILLIAMS said…
I WAS THE MAINTENANCE CONTROL OFFICER OF RVAH-6 FROM 1970 TO 1972.DID THE WESTERN PACIFIC CRUISE OF 1970-71. SKIPPERS CDR.R.R. TAYLOR AND CDR. W.J. BELAY.
At 11:13am on December 25, 2009, Steven Allen Manchook said…
Good to see some RVAH-6 folks are still out there. I was a photographer on the 74 and 75 cruises. I believe we called you "Boom Boom" Powell. Although my stint was a quick four years I had many memorable experiences. The RVAH-6 crowd is exceptional. Hope you are well and happy...sir,
At 7:21am on July 23, 2009, Steve Ewing said…
Shouldn't we call you Boomski? :)
At 8:13pm on July 20, 2009, Don F Bailey said…
Welcome aboard!!!
At 7:44pm on July 20, 2009, Steve Ewing said…
I have my copy.

I'm a Powell on my mother's side of the family (Dolores Ann Powell). Where does your branch of the family call home? My Powells are out of Virgina and the Carolinas into Southern Ohio.
At 10:02am on July 20, 2009, Steve Ewing said…
Welcome aboard!! Are you the world famous author?
 
 
 

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