PHINNEY, LCDR Richard (Dick) H. Retired USN100@MSN.com "...Joined VP-ML-54 at NAS Glenview, Illinois in 1948. Squadron later re-designated VP-721. Prior service Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet. Flight program ended when war ended. Drilled with VP-721 in PBY's as Flight Engineer Striker. Graduated from college in 1950 and applied for a direct commission. Was commissioned Ensign in 1951. Served in VR-721 as Maintenance Officer and Personnel Officer and later Admin. Officer. I drilled in several ground units after they made VP's all flying personnel and with some luck retired as Liutenant Commander..." [25MAY2002]
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