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Fleet Air Wing 6 (Air Sea Rescue)


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Entry: 84978
FLEET AIR WING 6 (AIR SEA RESCUE)
FLEET AIR WING 6, IWAKUNI

ROBERT BECK wrote on December 14, 2012


City and State: SANTA CRUZ CA

Unit: COMFLTAIR WING 6

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: U.S. NAVY TELEMAN 2 (CRYPTOGRAPHER) TRANSFERRED FROM
FASRON 10 MOFFETT FIELD TO COMMANDER FLEET AIRWING 6,
IWAKUNI ON 27 FEB. 1954. AT THAT TIME IWAKUNI WAS A
U.S. AIR FORCE BASE WHICH INCLUDED AN AUSTRALIAN UNIT
AND A MARINE CONTINGENT. THE COMMANDER WAS A COMMODORE;
BUT DO NOT RECALL HIS NAME. COMFAIRWING 6 CONTROLLED
RECON FLIGHTS FROM OKINAWA. WOULD LIKE TO ACQUIRE/VIEW
THE UNIT INSIGNIA FOR COMFAIRWING 6.
16 MARCH 1955 TRANSFERRED TO VR2,NAS ALAMEDA FOR
DISCHARGE.


Keywords: INSIGNIA


Entry: 74698
FLEET AIR WING 6 (AIR SEA RESCUE)
DENISON, CHARLES A., FAW-6 RM2, DIED

SHARON DENISON-DEHART wrote on May 15, 2010


City and State: TYGH VALLEY OR

Unit: CFAW-6

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: This is to report to other members of CFAW-6 that Radioman, Charles "Chuck" A. Denison, of Newport Oregon, passed away on April 17, 2010, after a brief severe illness. His ashes were laid to rest on May 14, 2010, at Willamette National Cemetary in Portland Oregon, with Military Guidance and Protocols. He has never forgotten his activity with FW6 and, prior to his illness, was able to attend a reunion of many members. He remained a steadfast true American sailor to his passing. Fair winds and following seas were with him; may they be with you all as well.

Keywords: Chuck, CFAW-6, Staff Fleet Airwing 6, Atsugi, Radioman, USS Whiting, USS Salisbury


Entry: 74182
FLEET AIR WING 6 (AIR SEA RESCUE)
DEATH OF SHIPMATE -= CFAW 6

GEORGE MCKINNEY wrote on April 1, 2010


City and State: KINGMAN AZ

Unit: CFAW 6

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I want to report death of Shipmate James Harold Lindsay, SN/SK, CFAW 6, 1854-56? He was in CFAW 6,
then transferred to Atsugi.

Jim passed away of congestive heart failure on 27
Mar 2010 in Kingman, AZ, and was buried on 1 Apr 2010
in Mountain View Cemetery, Kingman.

I would like this info to go to Mike Hall, RM2.


Keywords:


Entry: 74023
FLEET AIR WING 6 (AIR SEA RESCUE)
FORMATION OF FAW-6

ED PRIEST wrote on March 22, 2010


City and State: SAN MATEO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was with FAW-6 at the time of its decommissioning, and transition to
FAW-ONE Detachment iwakuni. I had read some of the Wing's history
during my time from 1969-1972. Please help me. I was lead to believe
that FAW-6 was formed on USS Salisbury Sound, but also was told that
FAW-6 was commissioned at NAS Atsugi, not Iwakuni, under Captain John
C. Alderman. During the Korean War, wasn't Iwakuni an RAAF base
instead?


Keywords: Iwakuni Fleet Air Wing 6 six


Entry: 69333
FLEET AIR WING 6 (AIR SEA RESCUE)
MCAS IWAKUNI JAPAN

CLARENCE ELLISON wrote on March 2, 2009


City and State: NORTH LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit: FLEET AIR WING 6

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking to hear from anyone that was stationed at Iwakuni, Japan in 1966 and 1967. I had a good buddy, Doug Gruber and Gene Watson, Lcdr Vernon, Cdr McEachern and many more. Also LTJG Takahara with the Japanese Navy. We had many good times.

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Entry: 26449
FLEET AIR WING 6 (AIR SEA RESCUE)
CFAW-6 SHIPMATES

MIKE HALL JR. wrote on June 22, 2002


City and State: CANADIAN OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a radioman with Fleet Air Wing Six in Japan from Sept 1951 to Nov 1953 begining at Atsugi,then Iwakuni, then NAS Alameda, and then back to Iwakuni.

Have made contact with Robert Owen, Jack Flannagan, Dennis Dobson, Charles Heyman, Britt Davis, Adrian Hendrix, and Chuck Denison, all with CFAW-6. Still looking for Draper, Chivington, Curtis Carrol or any other shipmats in this unit.

Would enjoy hearing from anyone who served with us during that time.

Mike Hall Jr.


Keywords: ComFairWing Six


Entry: 13759
FLEET AIR WING 6 (AIR SEA RESCUE)
INFO ON FLT C 7TH AIR SEA RESCUE, TRIPOLI LIBYA 1951 1952

DONALD JONES wrote on December 21, 2000


City and State: PORT CHARLOTTE FL

Unit: FLT C 7TH ARS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: FLT C 7TH ARS

Keywords:


Entry: 3843
FLEET AIR WING 6 (AIR SEA RESCUE)
ONSLOW AVP48

JESSE C. WILKINSON wrote on November 1, 1999


City and State: WILLS POINT TX

Unit: FLEET AIRWING 6 AIR SEA RESCUE

Service or Relationship: NAVY

Comments: I have been looking for info on Fleet Airwing 6 Airsea rescue.

It operated in Korea from 1950 to 54, The AVP's Onslow, Orca and Susen operated as service ships for the PBM squadrons flying recon, rescue and weather patrol.
Would like to contact some of the electrical gang of the Onslow AVP48.

Jesse Charles Wilkinson,EM 2.


Keywords: Electrical Gang



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Fleet Air Wing 6 (Air Sea Rescue)

USS Kenneth Whiting AV14

On Sun, 18 Jul 1999 
Robert J. Owen Email address wrote:

I was on the staff of Fleet Air Wing Six headquartered on the Kenneth
Whiting in support of P5M and P2V squadrons.at Iwakuni, Japan during 
1953 and part of 1954. 

We deployed from Alameda Air Station for a six months tour which was
later changed to a year for personnel, but Iwakuni was made home port 
for the Staff while the Kenneth Whiting came back to the States. Capt.
Alden Schwartz was the Commodore, Hal Boutte the Administrative Officer.

I would enjoy hearing from anyone who served on the Staff during that
time. I was Ass't. Administrative and Personnel Officer. 

Robert J. (Bob) Owen