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Crew 1

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 1 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 1..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [15DEC2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 1 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 1 - Everyone looking at all the references to BAMBOO BOMBER would like to know how that evolved. Here is the real story related to me by one of my crewmates. It seems Crew one made a normal takeoff from the sealane and climbed to a safe altitude to retract the flaps and jettison the spent jato bottles. It was reported that one or both bottles crashed into an active fish trap and destroyed it. The owner was really mad and there were some legal actions taken against the US NAVY. I've asked Jack to fill in the blanks but haven't heard from him yet. Anyone reading this is welcome to embelish if desired. A bunch of us did get out of the PI with our hides still attached - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [15JAN2008]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 1 "... NAS North Island, San Diego, California 1960-1961...Left to Right: 2nd Mech ?????, AE2 Jim Ickler, AT2 W. Williams, AT1 Lary Hunt, AO2 Bill Parris, and ADC O'Halleran..." Contributed by AOC Bill Parris, Retired mrbill@ellijay.com [29JAN2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 1 "... NAS North Island, San Diego, California 1960-1961 Inspection...Front Standing: LTjg P. Taylor, LTjg Brooks, CDR B. Brender, and LTjg Rimson. Top of Ladder: AE2 Smith, AMS2 Jacobs, AO2 B. Parris, AT2 ??????, AT2 Williams, and ADC O'Halleran..." Contributed by AOC Bill Parris, Retired mrbill@ellijay.com [29JAN2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 1 "...1957 to 1958 Far East Cruise Book. CDR CAINE (PPC), LTjg Johnson (PPC), LTjg Wheeler (PP2P), ENS R. W. Brown (PP3P), Imman, F. L., AD1, Lopez, F. X., AN, Wilkinson, C. R., ALC, Demetriff, G. D., AT3, Winter, J. L., AN, Brown, B. B. D., AE2, Whitson, J. C., AM1, and Sorenson, L. O., AO1..." Contributed by LAKIN, Toby B. Jr. alltbl@olg.com [01MAY2001]


Crew 2

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 2 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 2 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. During the first half of our 1959 cruise, Crew 8 won the award for the most ships rigged. That's how they earned the name ICHIBAN crew 8. If memory serves me correctly, the crew got a free trip to Australia for a serious R&R. I'm sure they enjoyed every minute of drinking Fosters and making aquaintences with the local natives. Sometime during the fall of 1960 their plane was sent to the boneyard. That's when 147937 became RB-8..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [11JAN2008]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 2 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 2 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. During the first half of our 1959 cruise, Crew 8 won the award for the most ships rigged. That's how they earned the name ICHIBAN crew 8. If memory serves me correctly, the crew got a free trip to Australia for a serious R&R. I'm sure they enjoyed every minute of drinking Fosters and making aquaintences with the local natives. Sometime during the fall of 1960 their plane was sent to the boneyard. That's when 147937 became RB-8..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [11JAN2008]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 2 "...1957 to 1958 Far East Cruise Book. CDR Tolleson (PPC), LTjg Pitts (PPC), LTjg Schadewitz (PP2P), LTjg Green (PP3P, Leal, R. A., AD1, Foss, T. L., AD3, Dunn, J. H., AL1, Freed, M. E., AT3, Huebner, W. D., AT3, Basgall, J. A., AN, Privett, W. R., AM1, and Spaethe, P. J., AO1..." Contributed by LAKIN, Toby B. Jr. alltbl@olg.com [01MAY2001]


Crew 3

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 3 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines - Photos from the cruisebook "BAMBOO BOMBER" which is a story all by itself! This is Crew 4 and the Pilot Steven Kish is one of my all-time favorite P5 drivers. His after mission statement was always "We cheated death again!" I think he and his crew rigged 57 ships one day. I think it was a daily record for our squadron during that cruise..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [21DEC2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 3 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines - Photos from the cruisebook "BAMBOO BOMBER" which is a story all by itself! This is Crew 4 and the Pilot Steven Kish is one of my all-time favorite P5 drivers. His after mission statement was always "We cheated death again!" I think he and his crew rigged 57 ships one day. I think it was a daily record for our squadron during that cruise..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [21DEC2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew 3 ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 3 "...1967 in Iwakuni Japan..." Contributed by Jack Steele john.h.steele@boeing.com [05MAR98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 3 "...1957 to 1958 Far East Cruise Book. LCDR Muoio (PPC), LTjg Tips (PPC), Ltjg Bott (PP3P), LTjg Knuth (PP3P), Lowrance, C. B., AD1, Rohwer, R. J., AT3, WIlson, J. R., AT3, Lakin, T. B., AT3, Hards, J. A., AT3, Casey, R. R., AT2, Erickson, R. W., AM1, and Dow, T., AOU3..." Contributed by LAKIN, Toby B. Jr. alltbl@olg.com [01MAY2001]


Crew 4

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 4 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines - Photos from the cruisebook "BAMBOO BOMBER" which is a story all by itself! This is Crew 4 and the Pilot Steven Kish is one of my all-time favorite P5 drivers. His after mission statement was always "We cheated death again!" I think he and his crew rigged 57 ships one day. I think it was a daily record for our squadron during that cruise..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [19DEC2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 4 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines - Photos from the cruisebook "BAMBOO BOMBER" which is a story all by itself! This is Crew 4 and the Pilot Steven Kish is one of my all-time favorite P5 drivers. His after mission statement was always "We cheated death again!" I think he and his crew rigged 57 ships one day. I think it was a daily record for our squadron during that cruise..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [19DEC2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 4 "...I served with VP-42 from 1953 to 1956. This is a pictureof crew 4 taken during our far east cruise in 1956. Pictured from left to right, top to bottom are T.A. Doncevic AT3, LTJG J.R. K.A. Wilkinson PPC, LCDR J.D. Haithcock PPC, ENS P.R. Roche PP3P, LTJG J.R. Parker PPC, D.L. Umphress AT2, J. Correia AD2, V.M. Hamilton AT2, G.R. Palmer AD2, A. Mineo AT3, R.G. Diaz AO2..." Contributed by Tony Mineo anthonymineo@aol.com [23JAN2005]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 4 "...1957 to 1958 Far East Cruise Book. LT Tarlton (PPC), LTjg Czaja (PPC), Ltjg Kish (PP3P), LTjg Shillings (PP3P), Correia, J., AD2, McMains, D. W., AD2, Hatfield, Z. H., AT3, Jepsen, J. K., AT3, Booher, J. K., AN, Eckert, A., AM2, and Diaz, R. G., AO1..." Contributed by LAKIN, Toby B. Jr. alltbl@olg.com [01MAY2001]


Crew 5

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 5 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 5 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [15DEC2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 5 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 5 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [15DEC2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 5 "...This picture was taken in Saigon, Vietnam, Sept. 1964 of VP-42 Crew 5. We traded head gear with an Australian crew..." Contributed by D. Ehrlich ehrlichd1@hotmail.com [17NOV2005]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 5 "...1957 to 1958 Far East Cruise Book. LCDR Whittaker (PPC), LTjg V. J. Johnson (PPC), Ltjg Macy (PP3P), LTjg Richards (PP3P), Karnath, C. B., AD1, Siewell, C. R., ADRAN, Stevens, B. J., AT3, Barker, G. F., AT3, Williams, N. W., AT3, Davis, R. R., AM1, and Gunter, B. R., AO2..." Contributed by LAKIN, Toby B. Jr. alltbl@olg.com [01MAY2001]

VP LogosLOGOs: History ThumbnailCameraVP-43 Crew 5 "...1964 Deployment Crew Patch..." Contributed by D. Ehrlich ehrlichd1@hotmail.com [22NOV2005]


Crew 6

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 6 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [16DEC2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 6 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [16DEC2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 6 "...1957 to 1958 Far East Cruise Book. LCDR Frame (PPC), LTjg Watson (PPC), Ltjg Kuhn (PP3P), LTjg Riggs (PP3P), Oliver, L., AD2, Bancroft, J. E., AD2, Hamilton, G. M., AT2, Braun, J. J., AT3, Ingram, J. H., AN, McKeehan, W. S., AM1, and Hoepher, D. D., AO2..." Contributed by LAKIN, Toby B. Jr. alltbl@olg.com [01MAY2001]


Crew 7

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 7 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 7 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. During the first half of our 1959 cruise, Crew 8 won the award for the most ships rigged. That's how they earned the name ICHIBAN crew 8. If memory serves me correctly, the crew got a free trip to Australia for a serious R&R. I'm sure they enjoyed every minute of drinking Fosters and making aquaintences with the local natives. Sometime during the fall of 1960 their plane was sent to the boneyard. That's when 147937 became RB-8..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [11JAN2008]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 7 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 7 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. During the first half of our 1959 cruise, Crew 8 won the award for the most ships rigged. That's how they earned the name ICHIBAN crew 8. If memory serves me correctly, the crew got a free trip to Australia for a serious R&R. I'm sure they enjoyed every minute of drinking Fosters and making aquaintences with the local natives. Sometime during the fall of 1960 their plane was sent to the boneyard. That's when 147937 became RB-8..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [11JAN2008]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 7 "...1957 to 1958 Far East Cruise Book. LT Bess (PPC), LTjg Hale (PP2P), LTjg McCleanhan (PP3P), LTjg Kassenbrock (PP3P), Allen, H. J., AD2, Greer, C. J., AN, McClary, A. H., AT1, Coiner, J. E., AT3, SImpson, R. C., AN, Clonninger, R. L., AM2, and Kimberly, M. L., AN..." Contributed by LAKIN, Toby B. Jr. alltbl@olg.com [01MAY2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew 7 ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 7 "...Crew seven taken in late 1962 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California..." Contributed by Gary Ackerson garyaaz@yahoo.com [06FEB99]


Crew 8

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-42 Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 8 Patch Contributed by Mark M. Satterlee msatterlee2@excite.com [11APR99]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 8 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 8 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. During the first half of our 1959 cruise, Crew 8 won the award for the most ships rigged. That's how they earned the name ICHIBAN crew 8. If memory serves me correctly, the crew got a free trip to Australia for a serious R&R. I'm sure they enjoyed every minute of drinking Fosters and making aquaintences with the local natives. Sometime during the fall of 1960 their plane was sent to the boneyard. That's when 147937 became RB-8..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [16DEC2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 8 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 8 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. During the first half of our 1959 cruise, Crew 8 won the award for the most ships rigged. That's how they earned the name ICHIBAN crew 8. If memory serves me correctly, the crew got a free trip to Australia for a serious R&R. I'm sure they enjoyed every minute of drinking Fosters and making aquaintences with the local natives. Sometime during the fall of 1960 their plane was sent to the boneyard. That's when 147937 became RB-8..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [16DEC2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew 8 ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 8 "...This picture was taken on the SW corner of the Quansit Hangers at NAS North Island, San Diego, California around May 1961. We were assigned buno 147937 The one with the plaque. Back left to right: LTJG Waller Navigator, ATAN John Thomas 2nd Radio, AO3 Jim O'Neal Ordnance, ADR3 Kenneth Morrison PC, LTJG A. Lynn Swallows PP2P, and LT John Bellinger PPC...Front left to right: AT2 Mark Satterlee (me) 1st Radio, AE3 Gerald Comeau ECM, AT3 Roger Fox Radar, and AN William Leasure 2nd Mech AT3 Jim Kirby 1st Tech..." Contributed by Mark M. Satterlee msatterlee2@excite.com [07MAR99]


Crew 9

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 9 "...Crew 9 Circa 1959 - NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Front Row Left to Fight: Gilbert, Stickel and Greene. Back Row Left to Fight: Hards, Chambers, Privett, Rohwer, Fleming, Kelley, Kimberly and Satterlee..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [28NOV2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 9 "...This is a Crew 9 photo taken at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington before our second deployment to Vietnam. The picture came from the VP-42 1965-1966 Far East Deployment cruise book. My good friend and shipmate Dale Armour, 4th from left, was lost in 1967 aboard (from my research to date) RB-11 BuNo 135594 when it struck Sea Otter glacier in Alaska. If anyone can correct me on this, please do..." Contributed by GOFF, ADR3 Maurice E. Jr. tingmayuk@gci.net [08DEC2004]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 9 "...1957 to 1958 Far East Cruise Book. LT Wiggins (PPC), LT Davis (PP3P), LTjg Nachimson (PP3P), Zinck, C. W., AD1, Gatlin, G. H., AD3, Hayes, W. H., AT3, Jordan, L. R., AT3, Norchross, D. R., AT3, Maher, T. M., AM1, and Lovitt, W. A., AN..." Contributed by LAKIN, Toby B. Jr. alltbl@olg.com [01MAY2001]


Crew 10

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-42 Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 10 Patch

VP LogosLOGOs: Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 10 Patch Contributed by Robert F. Dugger, Jr. YRHMM161@prodigy.net [25FEB2002]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-42 Crew 6 Patch Thumbnail VP-42 Crew 10 [12APR2000]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-42 Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 10 Patch Contributed by Ronnie McGriff ronmcgriff@att.net [26JUN2012]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 10 "...Circa 1966 - BACK ROW: D.E. Jensen, H.R. Hallgren, I.N. Medley, L.R. Wysko, R.M. McGriff, J.I. Pilant and D.L. Huffman. FRONT ROW: K.T. Kostenbader, L.L. Lortz, D.E. Tanner, O.S. Surles Not Shown C.C. Shirley and J.V. Standridge..." Contributed by Ronnie McGriff ronmcgriff@att.net [26JUN2012]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 10 "...Circa 1967 - BACK ROW: D.E. Jensen, L.J. Leovic, P.I. Bowman, L.D. Hagbom, K.C. Flegel and R.M. Mcgriff. FRONT ROW: H.R. Hallgren, D.E. Leveck, M.R. Hoffman, D.F. Harter, I.N. Medley, D.L. Hess and C.R. Brown..." Contributed by Ronnie McGriff ronmcgriff@att.net [26JUN2012]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 10 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 10 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. During the first half of our 1959 cruise, Crew 8 won the award for the most ships rigged. That's how they earned the name ICHIBAN crew 8. If memory serves me correctly, the crew got a free trip to Australia for a serious R&R. I'm sure they enjoyed every minute of drinking Fosters and making aquaintences with the local natives. Sometime during the fall of 1960 their plane was sent to the boneyard. That's when 147937 became RB-8..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [10JAN2008]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 10 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 10 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. During the first half of our 1959 cruise, Crew 8 won the award for the most ships rigged. That's how they earned the name ICHIBAN crew 8. If memory serves me correctly, the crew got a free trip to Australia for a serious R&R. I'm sure they enjoyed every minute of drinking Fosters and making aquaintences with the local natives. Sometime during the fall of 1960 their plane was sent to the boneyard. That's when 147937 became RB-8..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [10JAN2008]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 10 "...1957 to 1958 Far East Cruise Book. LT Bruce (PPC), LTjg Laye (PP2P), LTjg Lewis (PP3P), ENS Peterson (PP3P), Simmons, T. E., AD1, Parker, W. H., AD2, Ross, D. D., AT3, Hale, G. H., AT3, Blohm, R. W., AT3, Davis, J. F. AK1, Sugiyama, B. Y., AM2, and Brown, F. P., AO2..." Contributed by LAKIN, Toby B. Jr. alltbl@olg.com [01MAY2001]


Crew 11

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 11 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 11 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. This crew had a tremendous loss during the first half of the cruise. Six men were killed in a JATO mishap and that's why the hand voodoo kit is featured in the history shot. This photo of the crew was taken after the accident and they completed the cruise without further incident..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [02JAN2008]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 11 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 11 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. This crew had a tremendous loss during the first half of the cruise. Six men were killed in a JATO mishap and that's why the hand voodoo kit is featured in the history shot. This photo of the crew was taken after the accident and they completed the cruise without further incident..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [02JAN2008]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew 11 ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 11 "...1964 Vietnam Deployment..." Contributed by W. Weaver sactek@bellsouth.net

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 11 "...1957 to 1958 Far East Cruise Book. LTjg Webb (PPC), LTjg Lefevre (PP2), LTjg Jewett (PP3P), LTjg Teolis (PP3P), Phelps, R. F., ADC, Crawford, H. M., AD3, Hylton, L. L., ATC, Smith, R. L., AT2, Garlett, J. M., AO2, Schwenk, E. C., AM1, and Whipple, H. M., AOU3..." Contributed by LAKIN, Toby B. Jr. alltbl@olg.com [01MAY2001]


Crew 12

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 12 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 12 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [14JAN2008]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 12 "...1959 Cruise VP-42 CREW 12 - 1959 Deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." Contributed by SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee2@excite.com [14JAN2008]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew 12 "...1957 to 1958 Far East Cruise Book. LT Clark (PPC), LTjg Roche (PP2P), LTjg McCulloch (PP3P), ENS Eckert (PP3P), Cummings, W. L., AD1, Jacobs, G. W., AD2, Kessler, W. H., AT3, Gallaway, G. R., AT3, and Jensen, C. W., AN..." Contributed by LAKIN, Toby B. Jr. alltbl@olg.com [01MAY2001]


Crew Unknown

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew "...My "Pop" was William J Brady. Known then as "Irish." I've attached a picture for you he is the one with "Irish" painted on his flight jacket. The fellow on the upper left is the great author Elmer Freeman. He wrote I can't off the top of my head remember all the rest of the guys. The one on the bottom middle (Or so the story goes) good naturally offered to trade hats with a British sailor but the fellow said 'We're not allowed to!" A fight ensued and the knocked out Brit was left with an American Dixie Cup hat! I've often wondered if this fellow fought the war in British Headgear or if the Brit sailed alone with a US Dixie Cup on his head..." Contributed by James J. Craswell w0vne@arrl.net [29JAN2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Crew "...I think is my dads crew in front of there plane (my dad has the lighter coat on). I believe it is 1942 or maybe 43 but this is a guess because there were no dates or information on the back..." Contributed by LT Edward W. Bergstrom [Deceased] c/o His Son Bob Bergstrom pbybergstrom@comcast.net[02JAN2001]

UPDATE "...Just got some more information on my dads "total eclipse of the sun" photo which is in the VP-42 crew photos section. I got a hold of a photographer who is in the photo. He is Willard Olney and was a photographers mate with the wing. He is the one with the camera kneeling on the right. Next to him is Charlie DeVed (the one responsible for the flight). Squeaky Anderson is to the left of my dad (he is the rotund one and was the commander of the YP "Yippy" boats). Ensign White (photo officer) is second from the rear. The rest are referred to as Squeaky's drinking buddies. It seems they did get a few photos of the eclipse, but due to the cold the shutters froze up quickly. It started as a scientific expedition and ended up as a party at 10,000 feet. Thank god my dad brought them all back, safe and sound..." Contributed by LT Edward W. Bergstrom [Deceased] c/o His Son Bob Bergstrom pbybergstrom@comcast.net [05SEP2001]

UPDATE "...The photo of my father (LT. Edward Bergstrom) and crew was a photographic mission of the total eclipse of the sun, February 7, 1943. According to Peter Ffolliott in his book, What your daddy did during the war, "...We circled the NAS Kodiak, Alaska area until we were above the clouds-around 12,000 feet. The sun was bright and in full view. Soon the dark edge of the moon began to cast its shadow...The total eclipse was a remarkable scene with the eerie, cold blue light reflecting on the snow-covered mountains below us. All of a sudden the voice of a P-40 Air Force pilot flying out the chain to Adak called out on the radio, it seemed like everyone was listening. "What TIME is it?" he urgently asked. Poor fellow was unaware of the eclipse, and thought he was mixed up on the time and was going to have to make a night landing, which was not done on Adak at that time." Peter was the AO for VP-42 and a great friend of my dad. His book is a very interesting reflection on that time in the war. My dad was in NAS Kodiak, Alaska awaiting some kind of change of duty so he apparently had some time on his hands. Peter Ffolliott is second to the left of my dad (he has a mustache). I am not sure if the other crew members are part of VP-42. Thanks ..." Contributed by LT Edward W. Bergstrom [Deceased] c/o His Son Bob Bergstrom pbybergstrom@comcast.net [30JUN2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-42 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-42 Flight Logs/Pilots "...I worked in operations ( NAS Iwakuni, Japan 1964) and behind me is the flight logs of all the officers in our squadron..." Contributed by Paul Wiland pwiland@hotmail.com [26MAR2000]


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