VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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COWELL, AD2 Tom tecowell@exis.net "...Served in FASRON-101 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from 1951 through 1954 as an ADAN thru AD2. Worked in Power Plants and on the Line Crew performance on P2Vs, R4D's, SNB-5s, JRF-5s, PBY-5, PB4y-2, Shackleton Bombers from the UK, and Lancaste Bomber from Canada. That's what I liked about the FASRON, All kinds of aiplanes. Even got to play with the PB1 and the PV2 a little. Went th CRP from there to ATU-201..." [24APR2001]

FARLEY, Adrin Shipmate Pix Circa 1953 adrinfar@mindspring.com "...I served with FASRON-101 from December 1951 through September 1953. I believe it was in Seaplane Hangar 2 (but can't remember for sure). I would love to hear from anyone that served with FASRON-101...I was assigned to FASRON-101, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. in Dec. '51. Discharged Sept. '53. I was an AO 3 in the Ordnance Shack on the North side of Seaplane Hangar 2. We shared the hangar with a VF squadron flying AD Skyraiders. Can't remember the # anyone remember? We mainly serviced VP-7 and VP-8 occupying Seaplane Hangar 3. Did my share of ramp and hangar watches in the cold, cold weather. Almost froze this southerner to death. Really did enjoy making AO 3, then my watches were in the Duty Office, delivering coffee to the others freezing on the outside watches. Got lucky in Feb. '53 and was sent TAD NS Roosevelt Roads, PR for Opeation Springboard, supporting VP-7 and VP-8. I remember an AO Miller, stating that he almost turned white in an aborted landing there. I was out near the landing strip. I didn't think they were going to get back up before the props hit the deck, really close call. Would love to hear from anyone that was around during those years to contact me. I have a homepage at http://adrinfarley.homepage.com/index.html. I have links there to Photo albums, VP NAVY, and AAOrdies. Will put up some of my Navy Pics on my photo album. Friends, it has been a great trip through the years from 1928 till now. Hope to have some more..." [BIO Updated 19FEB2000 | 05NOV99]

Memorial Picture "...FOX, CW03 Eugene W...My father, CWO3 Eugene W. Fox, passed away in 1964. Dad served with FASRON-101 (1955-1956). Dad and my mother married at the chapel on NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Dad was transferred to NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1956) and retired (1958) after 26 years in the Navy..." Contributed by Ann (Fox) Price daisylady1@cox.net [09JUN2012]

GLOWACKI, AD2 Patrick gale11@direcway.com "...I served with FASRON-101 from 1955 to 1958. I recently got together with R.E. Luden, AM2. We were buddies who served together in FASRON-101 at the same time. We would like to hear from anyone who served with FASRON-101 in this time period. Luden and I haven't seen or heard from each other in over forty years. And now that we have gotten together and talked over old times we would like to hear from anyone else from the old Squardon before it decommissioned in 1958. If we can get enough interest from old Shipmates we would like to maybe get a reunion together. Gavin Ralston, Dorsey Richter, Tom Kammer. Phil Dickhouse, Chenney [supply] Steve Horvath. Jack Bryant. Lt. W. Butner. Ens. Rush. Charles Dorton. O. D. Louisville, Cdr. Tebo, Dean Hicks, Cody, lamb, These are just a few of the Names that were in FASRON-101 from 1955 until decommissioning. we would dearly love to hear from any of our "old" Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 10APR2003 | 08MAY2002]

GRAY, Bruce F. brucegrayatty@aol.com "...I served with FASRON-101 in 1956. I would like to locate the Executive Officer, a Chier Warrant Officer who knew of me in High School at Millington, Tn and who insisted I attend the U. S. Naval Academy..." [29MAY2001]

HALL, CWO3 Wilford C. Retired hallwc@navair.navy.mil "...I was attached to FASRON-101 in NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, in 1950 when the decision was made to form FASRON-107 and ship us to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I spent 11 months and 26 days there and spent the time providing I level support for the VP's that came up there, VP-10, VP-8, and VP-26, seem to be the ones I can remember. VP-10 and VP-8 were flying P2's and I believe VP-26 was flying PB4Y2. It was a very interesting tour of duty. I remained on active duty until April 1980. I spent five cruises with that other Navy, including three off Vietnam (1967 1975) before retiring. I now work for NAVAIR out of NAS Lemoore, California providing support to the fleet, including VP-65 out of NAS Point Mugu, California and the VP community in Hawaii..." [14AUG2001]

MAIN, Homer Retired homermain@cox.net "...I served with FASRON-101 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from April 1951 until July 1953. I was in the radar shop in hanger 3. I was an ATAN when I arrived and was AT2 when I left. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me..." [24NOV2004]

PFEIFFER, Walter R. calwap@verizon.net "...I served with FASRON-101 from 1955 to 1957. I am currently living in Lancaster, Pa..." [14SEP2009]

TEBO, Kenneth M. http://www.lib.ecu.edu/SpclColl/ead/vault/frmvault/0620.body.html "...Kenneth M. Tebo was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts, in 1919. In 1936 he entered Admiral Farragut Academy (Pine Beach, New Jersey) and enlisted in the Naval Reserves in order to be able to compete for enrollment in the Naval Academy. He enrolled in the Academy in 1937 and graduated on February 7, 1941. Tebo served as an officer aboard the USS ROPER (DD147) on anti-submarine patrol along the Atlantic coast (1941-1942); attended gunnery school in Washington, D.C. (1942-1943); attended flight training in NAS Dallas, Texas, and NAS Pensacola, Florida, and received his wings; and served as Executive Officer of VP-45, which operated on anti-submarine patrols out of NAF Belem, Brazil. In 1945, he attended post-graduate school in aeronautical engineering, after which he served as Executive Officer for FASRON-117 in Hawaii, and anti-submarine warfare officer for FAW-2. During the Korean War, he served as aviation fleet readiness officer on the staff of the commander-in-chief of the Pacific Fleet. He then served as branch head (1953) for the Torpedo Research and Development Branch of the Bureau of Ordinance; was Commanding Officer of FASRON-101 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (1955-1957); and Executive Officer on the seaplane tender USS Albemarle (AV-5) (1957-1959). His final duty with the Navy was as head of the Program Evaluation Branch which analyzed the status of the Polaris nuclear submarine/missile project (1959-1961). Tebo retired from the Navy in 1961, after which he worked at General Motors (1961-1963) as director of program analysis, with the Midwest Research Institute (1963-1965) on Program Management Techniques, the Central Intelligence Agency (1965-1975) as program manager for scientific intelligence gathering, and at George Washington University in continuing engineering education (1975-1988)..." [12JUL2003]

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