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Entry: 89916
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR21

MICHAEL BAKER wrote on November 4, 2014


City and State:

Unit: VR21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who flew Wes-Pac between 7/67 thru 11/68. Shared a car with Dave Baker over thier and was a loadmaster and flt attendant on both c118 and c130. Worked with the chief helping assign crews for flts when on base.

Keywords:


Entry: 89673
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN

GEORGE LLOYD wrote on September 16, 2014


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit: VR-21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was in VR-21 at NAS North Island and at NAS Alameda from mid 1959 to mid 1951. Are any of you folks still around?
Left the Navy in Nov-1962.


Keywords: Friends: Joe Degnan, JC Manasco, Spade Cooley.


Entry: 88622
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21

SHARON COPPERTHITE wrote on March 27, 2014


City and State: VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have an old menu from the Honolulu Airport's Sky Room that is signed by about 50+ people and addressed to someone named Larry. It contains lots of greetings as if Larry was leaving or going somewhere. Many names do have first and last, along with one person named Genevieve Whalen telling Larry, Aloha Nin Lui and she dated February 29, 1949 next to her signature.
Does any of this mean anything to anyone? Would anyone know what significance there may have been with VR-21, the Sky Room and the date?


Keywords:


Entry: 88544
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDRN PINEAPPLE AIRLINES

DAVID KEELING wrote on March 14, 2014


City and State: CEDAR RAPIDS IA

Unit: VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Trying to locate any fellow VR-21 flight crew or ground crew members stationed at NAS Barbers Pt. Hi around May 1971 thru Jan 1975. Would like to locate AMS3 Joe Stevens or Petty Officer Todd Lundgren or RM2 John McInerny and hopefully I have not misspelled the guys names from how I remember them.

Any info will be greatly appreciated and of course anyone that recognized AMS3 Dave Keeling please feel free to respond.


Keywords:


Entry: 88282
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQUADFON

CLEO HOPKINS JR. wrote on February 7, 2014


City and State: KANSAS CITY MO

Unit: VR-21, PLANE CREW, FLIGHT ORDERLY.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Hi,
I was station at Barbers Point from 1960 to 1962 and Alameda calif from 1961 to August 12th 1963. might knew me as Hoppy.
Cleo W. Hopkins Jr


Keywords:


Entry: 88281
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQUADFON

CLEO HOPKINS JR. wrote on February 7, 2014


City and State: KANSAS CITY MO

Unit: VR-21, PLANE CREW, FLIGHT ORDERLY.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Hi,
I was station at Barbers Point from 1961 to 1962 and Alameda calif from 1961 to August 12th 1963. might knew me as Hoppy.
Cleo W. Hopkins Jr


Keywords:


Entry: 88029
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
LOOKING FOR AEC DAWSON HUFF SHIPMATES

DAWSON HUFF SR. wrote on January 2, 2014


City and State:

Unit: NSGA ADAK

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have known AEC Dawson Huff.
Are there any surviving sailors that served in VR-21DET, home based in Atsugi, Japan?

Please contact me at dthuff@embarqmail.com.

Thank You


Keywords:


Entry: 86512
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 FLIGHT CREW

LARRY KIMBALL wrote on June 13, 2013


City and State: STOCKTON CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I flew into Tan Son Nhut Air Base during the Tet Offensive
landing in the evening -- base was under attack and the smoke
from flares was very thick -- I hurt my back taking seats out
of the belly of aircraft-- does any one remember being on this
flight


Keywords: Tan Son Nhut Airbase


Entry: 86287
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 VETERAN

DAVID GEORGE wrote on May 25, 2013


City and State:

Unit: VR-21 1967 THRU 1969

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Crew Member C-118s from Nov. 1967 to June 1969.
Numerous WesPac
deployments, to all area's supported by VR-21.


Keywords: C-118, Barbers Point, WesPac Flights


Entry: 85835
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
RECENTLY FOUND BULLION TYPE PATCH FOUND FOR VR-21

TONY LOY SR. wrote on March 30, 2013


City and State: WINCHESTER VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Good Morning, I have recently come into the

possession an Odd Black Felt Type Patch that has C.E.

Stoeffler in Gold Wire Bullion at the top, a set of

Flight wings with the Navy Anchor also in Wire Bullion

and the letters A on the left side of the Anchor and

the Letter C on the opposite side. At the bottom of

the Patch is VR-21 Hawaii also in the Old Bullion

Wire. It is in remarkably good shape but has Age and

Patina too it so I believe it too be possibly from the

1950's ?? I am a collector of Military Items and I

located this patch in Martinsburg, West Virginia at an

Antique Store. If you could forward any information

you may have in connection with this Person, Patch, or

the Unit and its Time Frame I would greatly appreciate

it.







Respectfully, Tony Loy


Keywords:


Entry: 85568
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
LOOKING FOR VETS WILLING TO BE IN A DOCUMENTARY

TRACEE BEEBE wrote on February 25, 2013


City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am a filmmaker doing a documentary about vets who are
being denied compensation/recognition/benefits because
the military has no record of you having served in-
country
Please contact me ASAP and please pass the word


Keywords: red label, black ops, denied, benefits


Entry: 85567
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
V R 21 1968 - 1972

RUSSELL OLES wrote on February 25, 2013


City and State: ST HELENA CA

Unit: V R 21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I'm still looking for anyone who may have flown with me
into Vietnam from 1968 thru 1972. Looking for Dee Reed,
E. Fuzillo.


Keywords: V R 21 Flight Crew Load Master C 118s into Vietnam Nick
name Oly.



Entry: 85502
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR23 1956-1957

HOWARD MCDANIEL wrote on February 19, 2013


City and State: MCLEANSVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: vr23 1956-1957 / worked at the air term in the weight
and balance sect. flew as orderly on the R5Ds. also on
TF1. in 1957 we needed extra aircraft and VR21 sent an
R6D from Barbers Point and we flew 1/2 of the crew


Keywords: Mac / Chief


Entry: 85235
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
HELP LOCATING VR 21 FLIGHT CREW MEMBERS FLEW FROM NAS ALAMEDA TO BARBERS PT TO VIETNAM 1968 T

SHELLY VERLANDER wrote on January 16, 2013


City and State: WACO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I have been contacted by a constituent in my district
that has had a terrible time proving he touched down in
Vietnam. He loaded bodies in Vietnam from 70-72. Flew
VR-21 from NAS Alameda to Barber's Pt, to Subic, to
Vietnam.
Anyone out there know a Commander Petty or a Lt.
Crockett. My veteran goes by Rob Zack. If you can
help, please call or email. Thank you for your service.
Shelly


Keywords: VR-21, NAS Alameda to Barber's Pt, to Subic, to Vietnam.


Entry: 85117
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
LOOKING FOR JAMES BOLES

GARY THORSTENSON wrote on January 2, 2013


City and State: GULFPORT MS

Unit: VR 21 1965-1968 ALAMEDA CA.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was a ADJ 3 in VR 21 from 1965 to 68 then cought
the Oriskany CVA 34 my last year. I ran with James
Boles in those days and I'm curious to know what he's
doing these days.

God bless everyone,
Gary


Keywords: C1A's C118's


Entry: 84704
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR 21 ATSUGI DETACHMENT

ROBERT ASHBAUGH wrote on November 15, 2012


City and State: NORTH HUNTINGDON PA

Unit: VR 21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Assigned to VR-21 March of 1967 - February
1969.Captain Sorenson C.O.

Assigned to barracks detail under Chief Davidson,then
assigned to Aero Equipment.

Left on first plane to Atsugi with pilot Lt.Commander
Moxley on September 15, 1968.

As an ADJ3 was assigned to Aero equipment with AMEI
Meyers,PR2 Demarest and AME3 Weldon. I was part of
the duty section with PO1 Zell who changed the sign
on VRC-50's hanger.I transferred out in early 1969.



Keywords: Dirty 30's
Nickname was Squirrel



Entry: 84143
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
RICHARD DICK NEWBY

MARLA HARRIS wrote on September 12, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello, I am a VFW member and am trying to help a
member that his eligiblity is in question. He has
been a member for so many years and the VFW is his
life. I need to know if anyone remembers Dick Newby
he said he served between 52-56 on the VR-21. He was
in between Hawaii and Korea. But he has no other
documentation and his DD214 or Navy paperwork doesn't
have anything to confirm this. Does anyone remember
him or have any pictures of him that they may want to
share.. I am a Veteran and am currently serving with
22 years in.. If anyone can help, I am reaching out
to you for any help. Thank you, MSgt Marla Harris


Keywords: Personal Friends or unit members


Entry: 83974
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
RESEARCHING FOR HISTORICAL ARTICLE

JONATHAN CLAPP wrote on August 21, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Gentlemen, greetings. I was a kid on Kwajalein, where
my father worked for the army in the period 1967-1971.
Watching airplanes was one of my favorite activities there.
Now I am researching those airplanes, with the
intention of writing a modellers guide. I have photos
of VR-21 C-130s (among many others), and I imagine
C-118s also landed there from time to time.
I would be very glad to correspond with anyone who
served with VR-21 during that period who could help me
with many questions about the markings of the planes,
and the operations of the unit in the Western Pacific
during the 1960s and 70s.
Best regards,
Jonathan Clapp,
Pelham, MA


Keywords:


Entry: 83591
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
LOOKING FOR CAP WITH C118 LOGO FROM THE VR-21

DUSTY GOMEZ wrote on July 10, 2012


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: 3703

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Hi I am looking for a cap that has VR 21 NAS Barbers
Point Hi or a cap with a patch of a C 118 on it for a
fellow Vet. If anyone knows where to order one please
let me know. Thank you so kindly


Keywords: VR 21 NAS Barbers Point Hi.

C 118



Entry: 83441
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
IS THIS VR 21 A RESERVE UNIT

BATES FAIRCHILD wrote on June 24, 2012


City and State: BLAIRSVILLE GE

Unit: (HIS) VR 21 RESERVES

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone From VR 21-VR 51 or VR 55 Navy
Reserve units who knew Peter Spike Fairchild, from 1987
through 2000. I am trying to get VA medical compensation
due to the death of Spike from a wild 6 week bout with
Cancer, possibly due to contact with Agent Orange. Am I
asking these questions in the right place?
Thanks in advance.


Keywords: Valerie McNerny Navy reserve buddy in P-3s


Entry: 81957
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 ATSUGI 1962/3/4 - STOREKEEPER

PAUL PETERS wrote on February 2, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Great time to be in Atsugi, Japan 1962,3,4. As a
storekeeper (AK3) worked for the legend Bear
Hastings and the NAS supply team. Kept the squadron
Trader C1A's flying with spare parts and TLC. Made a
few deployments down to Suby, climbed Fuji and met a
few gisha girls..... Went on to a 40 year career in
Silicon Valley's computer industry and traveled the
planet! Paul Peters **Go Navy**


Keywords:


Entry: 81879
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
REUNION INFO 2012

DICK DAVIS wrote on January 26, 2012


City and State: SYRACUSE OH

Unit: VR21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 80484
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
LOOKING FOR ROSS AND WILLIE

GARY MIDDLETON wrote on September 24, 2011


City and State: ST. JOHN IN

Unit: VR-21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: My brother Freddie is always talking about ROSS AND
WILLIE,how they helped him up the staircase at bks 54
one wild night coming back from the bunkers of Oahu.
I remember Ross with the 59 Plymouth with no
headliner and Willie with the 57 2dr hrdtp oldsmobile
with a 6 pack under the hood. They were nice cars.


Keywords: personal friends


Entry: 80312
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
FRANK RATLIFF - VR-23/VR-21DET ATSUGI

ROBERT MANDEL wrote on September 9, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Does anyone know what happened to Frank Ratliff(AD1)
After he left VR-7 in Moffett Field sometime after
january 1960?We spent a lot of time at Atsugi and
Moffett together and we lost track of each other when I got
out in 1960.I was in VR-23/VR-21Det from 10/56-01/59.


Keywords: Looking for old shipmate 


Entry: 80225
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
SEARCHING FOR OTHERS IN UNIT

BILLY BARNHILL wrote on September 1, 2011


City and State: MIDLAND TX

Unit: VR5-VR21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: would like to contact anyone in my unit in Moffett field Calf. or Barberspoint Ha. 1950 to 1954 


Entry: 80163
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VA CLAIMS AND FLIGHT ORDERS

FRED GHARIS wrote on August 28, 2011


City and State:

Unit: VR-21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Hi - I was in VR-21 between March 1965 and April 1968.
I usually flew 1st radioman.

I have about 25 Flight Crew operating orders beginning
September 1965 and ending January 1968.

Basically, each flight order shows the name, rank and
serial number of each flight member and the flight
number. It DOES NOT SHOW any details about the flight
itself.

Since I have so many, it would be impractical to list
the names of all of the flight crew members for all of
the flights.

In addition, I have about 25 travel claim forms that
shows dates and locations of departures and arrivals
for various flights. Although I was in Vietnam just
about every month, I have only 2 travel claims showing
stops in Vietnam. One is for December 1965 and the
other is for May 1966.

Many of these forms are hard to read but are legible.
If you think I might be able to help you with a VA
claim, send me an email with the subject line "VR-21
Flight Data" and your name, rank and serial number. I
will look at the flight crew orders to see if you are
listed on any of them.

If so, we can go from there.

Hope this will help.

Fred Gharis, AT-1
VR-21 3/65 - 4/68


Keywords: VA Claims
Flight Orders
Travel Claims 



Entry: 80147
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
INFORMATION URGENTLY NEEDED

CHUCK KIZIS wrote on August 27, 2011

Email Update Needed

City and State: MUDGEERABA, QLD.

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: A friend of mine, George L. "Lee" ROHRSCHEIB, served with VR-21 (05/1967-06/1969) at NAS Barber's Point Hawaii and was a Crew Chief on C-130's. His wife Vicki needs information for a claim with the VA. Lee has Dimentia and is in a bad state. VA wants to know if he set foot on land in Vietnam and the approximate date(s). Can anyone help? Can anyone advise if Lee flew to Vietnam during this period and did the aircraft carry the defoilent Agent Orange. If anyone can help it will be much appreciated. [20 Aug 2011)

Keywords: VR-21 04/64 to 05/65 NAS Norfolk, VR-22 05/65 to 05/67 NAS Moffit Field, VR-21 05/67 to 06/69, VRC-50 06/69 to 04/71 NAS Atsugi, Japan, VR-21 04/71 to 09/72 NAS Barber's Point....also was attached for 5 years to the USAF MATS Cmd. 


Entry: 79936
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 ON FACEBOOK

STEVE WARREN wrote on August 10, 2011


City and State:

Unit: VR-21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: VR-21 is on Facebook. Looking for old shipmates, swing by Facebook and search for VR-21. Friend us. We are about as harmless as we were back then.

Keywords: VR-21, Pineapple Airlines, Barbers Point 


Entry: 79379
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 BARBERS POINT N128427 CREWMEMBER

JAMES BURKE wrote on June 21, 2011

Email Update Needed

City and State: ARANSAS PASS TX

Unit: VR-21 BARBERS POINT

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was an AT-1 FCO 1967 - 1971. Spent time hauling coal
and later was assigned to N128427 CDR Max Roushman's
crew. I replaced Al Dalton on the crew when he retired
and Hugh Ellenberger joined the crew when Joe Conroy was
re-assigned to San Diego.


Keywords: 128427 Crew; CDR Roushman, James Ward, Tom Tjon, Hugh
Ellenberger, PM Mores, Rudy Maza 



Entry: 79353
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

DONALD OLIVER wrote on June 18, 2011


City and State: ABINGTON MA

Unit: VR-21 DET. JAPAN 1964-1966

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Arrived in Japan with Peter C. Hickman from New York and Raymond Tucker from Massachusetts. Became Plane Captain middle of 1964. David I. Draz(sp) was company comander. Lt. Thurston was pilot for a while, then went to China air lines. Many carrier landings. Also trips to Nah Trang, Da Nang, and Saigon. Feel free to contact me at makeitwater@yahoo.com

Keywords: nickname-Little Fellar- 


Entry: 78881
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
YA STILL LIVING?

MICHAEL SHAW wrote on May 11, 2011


City and State: PLACERVILLE CA

Unit: VR-21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Is there anyone left out there from the line crew vr-21 71 to 73.
Gypsy,Beak, Kid Curry, Martin, The Watermelon Gang bunch?
This is Doc Shaw


Keywords: Line Crew 71-73, VR-21 


Entry: 78710
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
PLANE CAPT VR21COD 1961-1963 WC2,5

ANTHONY PETRUSONIS SR. wrote on April 25, 2011


City and State: CHICAGO IL

Unit: VR21COD ATSUGI JAPAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Assigned to VR21 Det.Japan (Atsugi) from mid 1960-1963
worked for Chief Wheeler of flight line as plane Captain on TF/C1A WC2,WC5, sometimes on VIP WC7 after promotion to ADR2 AC. Have trouble proving to VFW that we were entitled to the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for flying in and around Vietnam serving the Fleet.


Keywords: COD plane Captain


Entry: 78696
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VIET NAM ERA

DAVID HINCHY wrote on April 24, 2011


City and State: GREENEVILLE TN

Unit: VR-21, X-DIVISION (AIRCREW)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served from 5/67 to 5/69 in VR-21. Radioman on C-118s,
then radionman on C-130F(149793)with Albert Lee. Then
radioman on VC-118B(128432) with ATC Ridings. Changed
over to VC when the 130s went to Japan as permanent Det.
Remember L. Zufelt, J. Cury, ATC Patterson, but memory is
not good for others...wish contact with other crewmen.


Keywords: Dirty Thirtys, VC-118B


Entry: 78692
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 DET J /VRC-50

ED KARPIENSKI wrote on April 24, 2011

Email Update Needed

City and State: SAN AUGUSTINE TX

Unit: VR-21/VRC-50

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: was invr21 det j/vrc-50 1963 /1967, was a at2 ac any body out there?

Keywords:


Entry: 78471
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
LOOKING FOR PROOF OF SQUADRON MISSION DURING VIETNAM WAR

TOM JOHNSON wrote on April 6, 2011


City and State:

Unit: VR-21 DET

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I served with VR-21 DET from 1963-1965, last serving as a plane captain on WC-6. Also worked out of electric shop as a AE-3.
I'm looking for some proof for the VA that VR-21 missions included occasional landings in country, Vietnam.


Keywords: VR-21


Entry: 77560
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 BARBER'S POINT NAS

HARRY CONKLE wrote on January 22, 2011

Email Update Needed

City and State: AUSTIN TX

Unit: VR-21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Have been looking for Blair, Forten, Koski, Stitts, Blaze, Cooley, Clark, Goodwin, Lt. Barnett- anyone still alive. Computer went down December before I got replies- if any. Did Find Clovis Rudd.

Keywords: Joined squadron in November 1960 and left April 1964. Hank Drum was commanding 1960- Ace Johnson 1964. Was aircrew 62-63 and worked in maint. scheduling. Cmdr Fog was Div. Off.-LTCDR Ventresco Assist. Div. Off.
My shift CPO's was Munn, Stout, and Gabbard.



Entry: 77335
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
LOOKING FOR SAILORS FROM THIS SQUADRON

TOM JOHNSON wrote on January 3, 2011


City and State: OH

Unit: VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Are there any surviving sailors that served in VR-21DET, home based in Atsugi, Japan?

Would like to hear from you.


Keywords: COD
VR-21DET
Atsugi
Atsugi, Japan



Entry: 77100
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 BARBER'S POINT HAWAII

SUE FRITZ wrote on December 11, 2010


City and State: SHOW LOW AZ

Unit: VR-21 LINE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO WORKED THE LINE DIVISION VR-21 SQUADRON, FROM APRIL 1974 THROUGH LATE 1976. I WORKED THE LINE DIVISION UNTIL THEY SHIPPED ME OFF TO "AE" SCHOOL WHERE I TRANSFERRED OUT TO NAS AGANA GUAM IN LATE DECEMBER 1976. TRYING TO RECONNECT.

Keywords: KEYWORDS: GIMP, NEWBY, VR-21 1974-1976


Entry: 77047
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 ATSUGI JAPAN

MICHAEL HALE wrote on December 5, 2010


City and State: WALDPORT OR

Unit: VRC-50/VR-21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was with VR-21, a detachment from VRC-50, from 1968-1972. I was an
AMS3 and a Loadmaster on C-130's, flying missions mostly in and out of
Viet Nam and the Philippines. Our outfit was nicknamed the Dirty Thirties.


Keywords: Barbers Point, Hawaii; Atsugi, Japan; VRC-50/VR-21 FLETACSUPRON, we had
four C-130's



Entry: 77042
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 BARBER'S POINT 1961-1964

HARRY CONKLE wrote on December 5, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State: AUSTIN TX

Unit: VR-21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served during 1961-1964 at Point. CO's were Henry Drum and Ace Johnson. Worked in workload scheduling office under Maintenance officer CMDR. Fog, CPO Munn. Send me an e-mail if any of you are still out there.

Keywords: C-118 Air Crews


Entry: 76813
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 FLIGHT CREW MEMBERS

THOMAS BARRON SR. wrote on November 16, 2010


City and State: GOSNELL AR

Unit: VR-21 1963-1965

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Seems there are many of us who flew with VR-21 BUT cannot PROVE IT! All Navy Officials that I and many others I have contacted say they cannot help that there are no records of thos flights. The Flight Orders were TAD Orders and were destroyed after 90 days. I don't ever remember being given a copy of any flight orders. Just go to Maintence Control and check flight board to see if you were scheduled.VA says that a Buddie Letter "from someone you flew could be used as proof. I wrote lettes for C.D. Boyd and Daivd Dyar. David had a letter from a Captian. Those letters were NOT accepted.IF ANYONE finds away to PROVE flight status I also could use the Info. Thanks Friends and Shipmates.

Keywords: VR-21 Flight Attendant 2nd Some of the guys: Red Becknell,David Dyar, Carol T. Jester, C.D. Boyd Worked Line Crew.





Entry: 76572
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR21 RADIOMAN

ENID CLEMENTS wrote on October 30, 2010


City and State: CARSON CITY NV

Unit: VR21 NAX AND VR21DET/VR30 NAS ALAMEDA

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Was a radion operator at the Point in 60-63 timeframe. Transfered to the Det at Alameda and was there thru the C2 transition. Flew as loadmaster on the Cods and Convairs.

Keywords:


Entry: 76562
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21, SEPTEMBER 1950

WILLIAM SPANGLE wrote on October 29, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, William Spangle, was second navigator on the flight which crashed off Kwajalein Atoll. Looking for info about the squadron circa 1950 and anyone with knowledge of the crash or someone who perhaps knew my father.

Keywords: R5D crash of 19 September 1950


Entry: 76470
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 1971-1974 C-130 LOADMASTER

SIDNEY HEWITT wrote on October 19, 2010


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: VR-21 "PINEAPPLE AIRLINES"

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was in VR-21 fm 1971 to 1974, I was a C-118 Flight Attendant, first... But, they needed C-130 Loadmasters, and I cross trained, then became a 1st... I flew with Jim "james" Hart. And big Ralph Killion... I remember the times on the line with guys like Shaw, Fuzzy Bear, and... I also played on the flag football team, with my home boy Clifford Bell, and Ronald Lewis, man that Lewis was really fast... I also flew with Flt. Engineers J. Belk, Fat "Al" Alberton, and Izzy Gaines, I sure hope I spelled Izzy's name right... By the way I, too am having a problem with the VA about benefits, concerning flying into Vietnam, seems it never was made a part of my record.. By the way I remember Chief Huddleson, also Chief Briton.. Did I mention Bro. Banks... Anyway it would be good if I could hear fm some old shipmates...

Keywords: Nickname: "Sid" Hewitt


Entry: 76469
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-21 1971-1974 C-130 LOADMASTER

SIDNEY HEWITT wrote on October 19, 2010


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: VR-21 "PINEAPPLE AIRLINES"

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was in VR-21 fm 1971 to 1974, I was a C-118 Flight Attendant, first... But, they needed C-130 Loadmasters, and I cross trained, then became a 1st... I flew with Jim "james" Hart. And big Ralph Killion... I remember the times on the line with guys like Shaw, Fuzzy Bear, and... I also played on the flag football team, with my home boy Clifford Bell, and Ronald Lewis, man that Lewis was really fast... I also flew with Flt. Engineers J. Belk, Fat "Al" Alberton, and Izzy Gaines, I sure hope I spelled Izzy's name right... By the way I, too am having a problem with the VA about benefits, concerning flying into Vietnam, seems it never was made a part of my record.. By the way I remember Chief Huddleson, also Chief Briton.. Did I mention Bro. Banks... Anyway it would be good if I could hear fm some old shipmates...

Keywords: Nickname: "Sid" Hewitt


Entry: 76284
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
LOOKING FOR OLD SHIP MATES

GERALD COULTER wrote on September 28, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State: GROVE CITY PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for guy that servered with Philip Coulter in Vr-21. He was there from June of 1956 to Sept of 1957 as a electrician mate.

Keywords: Vr-21


Entry: 76020
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
R6DE CREW 1957-1959

TERRY CROWDER wrote on September 3, 2010


City and State: COLLEGE STATION TX

Unit: VR21 TACRICAL SUPPORT SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Shipmates that Flew with me during my 2 years at Barbers Point Hawaii 1957-1959

Keywords:


Entry: 75791
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
FLIGHT CREW VR21 BARBERS POINT 1969 - 1972

RUSSELL OLES JR. wrote on August 14, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State: ST. HELENA CA

Unit: VR21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was a load master on C118s. Do you remember flying with me? Hope to hear from you. Thanks, Oly

Keywords: Looking for VR21 Aircrew at Barbers Point HI and Alameda CA. 1968-1972. You would know me as Oly.


Entry: 74674
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
FLEW WITH VR-21 IN 1966-67

STEVE IRBY wrote on May 13, 2010


City and State: SHORELINE WA

Unit: VR-21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I flew as an enlisted aircrewman for a year, as loadmaster flt. Attendant.

Keywords:


Entry: 74095
VR-21 TACTICAL SUPPORT SQDN
VR-23 COD 1955-1957

DON BOWLEN wrote on March 27, 2010

Email Update Needed

City and State: BLUE SPRINGS MO

Unit: VR-23

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to hear from any old shipmates who remember me. Iam retired from Honeywell as Staff Engineer in Electronics production. I spend my time now golfing, hunting, bird dog training and shooting.

Keywords: AT3 Assigned to VR-23 in 1954. R5D flight crew til joining COD unit where i remained until 1957.



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