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WW II war film .Recon! Good piece of history!
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WW II war film .Recon! Good piece of history!

 An 18-year-old American just out of high school was trained to take pictures of damage done to German targets by B-17’s. He flew in a British Spitfire fitted with extra fuel tanks where the guns were. In other words, he flew over Germany......unarmed.This is probably one of the best WWII film clips out there, stored for 61 years in two suitcases of 16mm home movies that were inherited by filmmaker William Lorton from his great uncle who served as a Flight Surgeon. Those suitcases contained 3…See More
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Today is the 53rd anniversary of the fire that took 134 lives of our shipmates.NEVER FORGET!See More
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What Commands/Squadrons were you with? *Notes* only choose RVAH-3 if you were squadron personnel, all others there for training select the RAG/FRAMP option, IF YOU SELECTED "OTHER" THEN YOU MUST ANSWER ONE OF THE QUESTIONS BELOW. BE SPECIFIC
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Tell us below what command if choosing "Other" for a non CRAW-1/RVAH/VAH commands
VR-24 DET ROTA ,NESEP PURDUE, PAX RIVER AIMD, VS-30, NAS JAX, NAS GITMO AIMD ..NATTC MEMPHIS TWICE / 9 MOS. EA.

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At 7:51pm on August 22, 2014, Guillermo Crespo said…

Steve Courtney great hearing from you.  I can't believe you still remember us playing spades!!  Remember, a

penny a point, I did not get rich, but it helped!! 

At 7:47pm on August 22, 2014, Guillermo Crespo said…

Steve Courtney how are you?  I can't believe you still remember us playing spades!!  We worked hard but with

the many great friends and different personalities we had a ball!!

At 6:41pm on June 7, 2014, Vincent Sola said…

Thank you Steve. WOW....never thought I'd see so many familiar faces, and surprised at the ones I had almost forgotten. I wouldn't have changed any of it for all the gold in China. Racked up a lot of experience with the "SIXPAC." I retired a few years back from the government. I did 4 years active Navy when I got out in Sept. 75, went back to my hometown in KCMO, back to school and became an ART (Air Reserve Tech) at Richards Gebaur AFB,Mo in 77 with the 442d Maint Sq. We had C-130's and I worked in the Fuel System Shop. By 82 we transitioned over to A-10's. The BRAC commission closed the base aat RG (aka Dickey Goober) and moved us over to Whiteman AFB, Mo in 94. I retired from Civil Service in 2004 both on the military and civilian side with 442 Fighter Wing with more than 30years in each. I still look at my career with the Navy and especially with RVAH 6 "THE BEST !" 

At 9:02pm on February 2, 2014, Steve Weaver said…

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the welcome.  I am sorry to learn of John Lomenick's passing, how long ago was it? Attached are couple of snaps taken with John on the Forrestal in the Med.  The one is a poor old Polaroid of me and him on the flight deck.  We just got finished changing an AB fuel pump; I'm the grimey one.  Everyone had left for the beach and he caught me before I could go ashore and said: "Weaver, time for some OJT!" So I had to stay and work.  

The other picture was taken in the P/P shop with Jim Carter horsing around.  That's Roger Bennett sitting in back.  I forgot to mention Clyde Sanders on the group shot. He left the squadron when we made port of call in Athens and transitioned back to the States on a medical.  He was a rent-a-crow and wanted to get out early but they ended up sending him to another Heavy squadron.  We all remained pretty close.

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At 3:06pm on August 30, 2013, Alan Weiss said…

That makes sense.  I vaguely remember that you came aboard as an AT2, so you were my boss.  You chewed me out one time for jury rigging the safety wire on a TACAN box mounting screw.  We were at sea off Norfolk and you were back at the base or at at Oceana, when one of our birds landed during touch and goes with a problem.  I remember it was at night during a storm and they parked the plane to the side of the waist cats and while engines running, and standing on Doug Cables shoulders up in the nose wheel compartment I had to change out the box. They were still landing and launching planes all the while.  I was scared shitless.  Needless to say I didn't properly safety wire the thing and you hit me up for it. Well now at least you know why.  lol  Amazing the things that you remember. 

At 5:46pm on September 2, 2012, Joseph Barker said…

After looking at it closer I see the difference and realized I probably did it because of my hat. This was probably taken not long after I transferred in and di not have an RVAH 6 cap yet. Man getting old and brain and eyes aren't what they used to be. :) I am looking for my cruise books so I can do some verifications as well as ID some of t he people I can't remember names for. Thanks for pointing it out.

 

At 7:45am on September 2, 2012, Joseph Barker said…

Steve, I just uploaded a group AE picture and I am the 3rd Class PO standing next to Chief Romero. And George Philyaw is next to me.

 

Joe

 

At 7:38am on September 2, 2012, Joseph Barker said…

Steve, I was not on the America and only on part of the Forrestal Cruise so don't think I am in that Cruise Book either. I uploaded some old pictures so they may help some.

 

Joe

At 8:05pm on April 6, 2010, Chuck Hoskin said…
Steve: I just added a photo to my page of a group of guys standing around on the ramp. The photo was taken from the back cockpit of a Vigi at NAS Fallon Nevada during a work up det in 1973. I think you are the guy second from the right. Can you identify yourself and anyone else in the picture. I apologize for it being such a poor quality photo. I tried to enhance it, but that is the best I can do.
Chuck
At 9:43am on November 28, 2009, JEFF CHRISTOPHERSN said…
Steve, thank you for taking the time to post so many great pictures. It was such a pleasant supprise to open my e-mail this morning. 30 plus years later I think about the tremendous responsibility the Navy placed on our young shoulders, both officer and enlisted, and how it shaped our character and future lives. Thanks again for your efforts.
 
 
 

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