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AKEY, AE2 Robert H. sam36bob@gmail.com "...I served with FASRON-119 (1956-1958) with a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I still drink San Miguel beer! I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 20OCT2010 | 27OCT2007]

BAILEY, Bobby G. c/o His Son Mike Bailey bowtie99@gateway.net "...My dad, Bobby G. Bailey, was in FASRON-119/VU-9 at Saipan, and is trying to locate Eugene Edward Griffith. Any one have a tip or clue? Originally from Hamilton,TX supposedly..." [07SEP2000]

BAULEY, Duane dewy6902@earthlink.net "...Served with FASRON-119 from 1951 thru early 1953 NS Sangley Point, Philippines in starboard section beach crew. I served with FASRON-12 and from 1953 thru 1954 at NAS Miramar in operations. Interested in contact with Shipmates. Especially interested in contact with the Captian of FASRON-119 at that time and with a Chief Warrant officer in Operations FASRON-12 or relatives of these men..." [12NOV2002]

FATLAND, LTjg John L. jfatland@aol.com "...I was a Flight Surgeon with FASRON-119 from December 1951 til June 1953. CDR Robert Abbott replaced(?) and was there my entire stay. I had TDY duty at the Dispensary. Am curious to know if anyone has information of that period. Thank you..." [17JUL2003]

FOSTER, Sidney M SFO4257202@AOL.Com "...I was stationed at NS Sangley Point, Philippines from Mar 1952 thru Mar 1954. I was assigned to FASRON 119. Worked in a beachcrew servicing the PBM flying boat. Manila bay was stilled filled with half sunken Japanese ships. Very interesting duty..." [21OCT98]

FREAR, Harry L. fr3rulara@aol.com "...I was in ATU-700 from 2-52 thru 2-55 as an AT-3, ex AL flying as a Radioman. I was in FASRON 119 at the NS Sangley Point, Philippines from 8-50 thru 1-52 as an AT. Pitched fastpitch softball for FASRON 119 "Green Wave." We won the Unofficial SW Pacific Championship from FASRON 118 from Guam. We serviced VP-47, VP-741 and VP-46. There were still 35 Japanese ships sitting on the bottom of Manila Bay, topside above water, and people living aboard. Great sea duty base. I had 2 children born at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, and lived in EMH for 2yrs plus..." [24MAR99]

GRAPPONE, AMSC Al Retired algrappone@comcast.net "...I attended Boot Samp Newport, RI (June 18, 1941 to August 25, 1941, AM School NAS Jacksonville, Florida (August 26, 1941 to December 29, 1941), LTA School NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (December 31, 1941 to June 3, 1942), ZP-12 NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (June 3, 1942 to January 24, 1943), ZP-51 San Juan Puerto Rico, ZP-51 NAS Trinidad, British West Indies (March 4, 1942 to August 24, 1943), Blimp Hedron 5 NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1943), Blimp Hedron 2 NAAF Atkinson Field, Essequibo, British Guiana, Blimp Hedron 4 NAF Amapa, Brazil (1945), ZP-41 Richmond Field, FL (June 8, 1945 to March 2, 1946), ZP-12 NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (March 2, 1946 to August 10, 1946), NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (August 12, 1946 to September 8, 1947), COMFLEETAIR WESTCOAST (October 2, 1947 to October 7, 1947), VP-ML-1 NAS Miramar, California (October 7, 1947 to July 20, 1948), Receiving Station NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (July 1948), Receiving Station NAS Agana, Guam (August 18, 1948 to August 25, 1948), FASRON-122 Tsingtao China (August 29, 1948 to December 6, 1948), USS Pine Island (AV-12) (December 7, 1948 to April 4, 1949), FASRON-119 Tsingtao China (April 4, 1949 to April 5, 1949), FASRON-122 NAF Oppama, Japan (1949), USS Fabius (1950 to 1951), VR-5 href="nasmoffett.html">NAS Moffett Field, California (1951), VR-21 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1952), VR-23 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1952 to 1954), VR-2 NAS Alameda, California (1954 to 1956), VR-23 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1956 to 1958), VFAW-3 NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1958 to 1959), FASRON-110 NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1959 to 1960), NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1960 to 1961), and Retired May 4, 1961..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2011 | 02MAY2004]

HARRELL, DR. Clayton (Bud) yakpilot@earthlink.net "...I served with FASRON-119 from July 1952 to June 1954 as AD3. Interested in locating any Shipmates that were there at the same time..." [14DEC2002]

KOLMAN, Leonard T. semo2@comcast.net "...I served with FASRON-118 at NAS Agana, Guam (February 1951 - August 1952), FASRON-119 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (September 1952 - November 1952) and VS-23 (November 1952- March 1954)..." [24JUN2010]

McCAN, Calvin c/o Jerry Hihn JHihn11097@aol.com "...My brother-in-law, Calvin McCan was station at FASRON-119 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines from 1953-1956. Anyone wanting to contact him can thought me..." [02OCT2001]

PARKER, Ronald rrjparker@aol.com "...I served two years as a Parachute Rigger in FASRON-119 from April 1952 until APril 1954 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines. It was a growing up period for me. I was only 17 when I arrived fresh out of Lakehurst. I later served in FASRON-119 and VP-6 at Oak Harbor, Washington. As I retire I have to give thanks to all the training and guidance given me by the older people I served with. This made the tour fruitful and leaves me with many good memories. One thing that has always bothered me is why I was sent on a 30 day TDA to the USS ORCA CVA 249, a tender. They also sent a second class storekeeper. M. Able. They had no parachute loft, they didn't seem to have an assignment for me and the ship went to odd place. It went up the Saigon river (remember the French were still fighting there in 1953) and picked up Vietnamese sailors, then the ship went to Bangkok. Afte thirty days it returned to the Phillipines. As I guess it happens in the military some things don't have an explanation. Such as why would we go to Saigon and why did they send us. Anyone got a clue?..." [02JAN2001]

RASER, Dwayne Light-Rider@webtv.net "...I served in the communications office of FASRON-119 from July 1954 until March 1956. Lived in the "Typhoon Barracks" between the "EM club" and the "Mess Hall". Would like to hear from anyone assigned to FASRON-119 during that time. Thank you..." [12APR2001]

TRUITT, Owen owentr@juno.com "...I was at NS Sangley Point, Philippines (FASRon119) from Oct. '50 to Dec. '52. I was a tinbender and worked on the PBMs. I still remember some of the VP squadrons there: VP-47, VP-731, and VP-46..." [15FEB99]

WALKER, Al H. awgvt@aol.com "...I enlisted in the Navy and attended Boot Camp February 1, 1952 at San Diego, California (52-110)and attended AD "A" School and O&R at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. I was then assigned to ATU-700 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas where I attended Flight Engineers School. In 1954 (or 1955) I reported to FASRON-119 NS Sangley Point, Philippines (played on the Championship Basketball, Volleyball and Track Teams). I arrived at FASRON-119 the weekend that a FASRON-119 aircraft crashed off the end of the island. Got a swap to VA-65 on the USS Essex, back to NAS Alameda, California and discharged January 26, 1956..." [30JUN2005]

WITHERS, PR David E. dewwayne@aol.com "...I served with FASRON-119 from April 1952 to May 1954. My rating was Parachute Rigger. Chief Archer was in charge of the loft at that time. There were too many riggers so I transferred to the communications office and part of my job was sorting and distributing all the mail and I wrote the column for the squadron that appeared in the base newspaper. LT(jg) Harry Pffeifer was in charge of the communications center at that time. Other riggers then were Dick Sustad from New York and a fellow by the name of Parker from West Virginia. Would like to hear from anyone serving at NS Sangley Point, Philippines at that time..." [10FEB2004]

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