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Memorial Picture "...BOEMIG, AO1 Harold R... I recently learned that my squadronmate in 1949 in FASRON-3, NAS Norfolk, Virginia passed away on 2-15-2003. He was AO1 Harold R. Boemig, in 1949. He is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Claremont, NH. Information found in Nationwide Gravesite Locator, Department of Veterans Affairs..." Contributed by TIMMER, AT2 Harold w8hgt@sbcglobal.net [20JUL2007]

EMMOLO, TE3 Alfonso "Tony" fasron3@yahoo.com "...I served aboard the USS Gilbert Isands (CVE-107), Class "A" Teleman School at USNTC Bainbridge, MD., FASRON-3 (1953-1954) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and the USS Cogswell (DD-651) (10/1954-12/1955). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [08FEB2016]

ESTES, LCDR Albert R. (Ray) Retired Rayestes@aol.com "...I attended ARM "A" school/AROS 44. VB-2 OTU1 Beaufort SC. PV's later to NAGS Miami to Operational TBF training at NAS Fort Lauderdale. Finished on VJ Day. Later VC-11, VP-46, FASRON 3, VW-13, ALUSNA Tehran to OCS. DD703 then NAO training to VP-44 to VP-31 DET NAS Moffett Field, California to CFAWLANT to retire 1970. Awarded CAC Wings, Aircrew Wings, NAO wings and NFO wings. Wore them all once and it looked way to much. Didn't do it again. I wore CAC wings with NFO wings frequently. Was unaware of AROS insignia but wore 'Goldfish Club' insignia on right sleeve on blue jumper. That may not have been proper. Awarded for escaping death by use of liferaft after ditching off Port Everglades, FL in a TBF in the great (?)Bermuda Triangle. Lots of ASW during career including Task Force ALFA while on DD703..." [17APR98]

GALKA, Joe joesplace1@comcast.net "...I served aboard the USS Mindoro (CVE-120) (1951-1953), Aviation Structural "A" School (1953) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee and FASRON-3 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [17MAR2012]

INSLEY, PS1 Thomas (USCG) Retired retfiveo@gmail.com "...Joined the Navy 29 July 1959, graduated NTC Great Lakes, ill. Co. 381. My first duty station was at NAS Norfolk, Virginia with FASRON-3 as an airman apprentice. FASRON-3 was decommissioned and personnel became part of Aviation Maintenance Department NAS Norfolk, Virginia. In 1961 I was rotated to Attack Squadron 122 (VA-122) a training squadron for the AD6 Sky Raider at NAS Moffett Field, California. After training I was assigned to Attack Squadron 152 (VA-152). VA-152 who had already deployed and attached to the USS Coral Sea (CV-43) (1962 WestPac) I had fly to Yokosuka Japan in order to catch up with my new squadron. I remained with VA-152 until my discharge in March 1963 as an ADR-2 (E-5). I ended up retiring from the US Coast Guard Reserves as a PS-1 (E-6). Naval Aviation was my first love and To this day I still reminisce and miss serving in the United States Navy..." [23JUL2023]

KUFTA, Tom tomk.cbs@verizon.net "...I served with FASRON-107 (Electronics Shop) from February 1955 to January 1956 and FASRON-3 from February 1956 to January 1957. I worked in the Electronics Shop then put in charge of the ECM/ASW shop. I remember working on the ASQ-8 Magnetic Detection System..." [22MAY2010]

MIKLICH, Anthony papof9@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-3 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [29OCT2015]

SNYDER, AD3 Ross rosssnyder@aol.com "...I served with VU-10 (06/1952-07/1955) flying as Plane Captain (JD-23 10/1954-06/1955 and JD-24 01/1955-07/1955) and FASRON-3 (08/1955-02/1956) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia until discharged..." [16APR2013]

THEE, PN3 William F. billthee@bellsouth.net "...I went from boot camp (Great Lakes, ILL.) to FASRON-3 NAS Norfolk, Virginia from November 1950 to 1952. Worked in personnel office. Was sent to NAS Sanford, Florida and was in VC-5 and VC-9..." [29MAR2010]

TIMMER, AT2 Harold w8hgt@sbcglobal.net "...I was an AT2 with VP-892, SE-9, BUNO: #84786, circa 1951-1952. Have been attempting to locate former crewmembers and have found, spoken with, or have visited with seven of fourteen so far. It's still an open project for me. The names open are Aspinall, Stowers, McCoy, Wright (Updated - Deceased), Reardon (Updated - Deceased), Gilmore, and Andreason. Hello! After Great Lakes I was sent to FASRON-3 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and assigned to the Ordnance Division. AOC's Ferguson, Wride and Clum; plus AO1's MacKay and Boemig are some men I recall. I recently located Theron MacKay in California and have also been in contact with Don Vecsey, Willis Lundy, Joe Thompson and Tom Terranova from the squadron. Louis DeBord passed away in 1996. I was in FASRON-3 for one year before being sent to NATTC Memphis. VP-892 followed..." [BIO Updated 24OCT2005 | E-Mail Updated 29AUG2005 | E-Mail Updated 27OCT2002 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 17NOV2001 | 00XX97]

UPDATE "...Aspinall has been located. He lives in Memphis, TN. Thanks! ..." [20MAR2005]

WILBORN, Bud bwdw@att.net "...I served with FASRON-3 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, USS Midway (CV-41) and VR-5 Detachment NAS North Island, San Diego, California. It was a great 4 years..." [09APR2011]

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