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U.S.S. INDEPENDENCE
HS-15 Red Lions CVW-6
**********************


Onboard for cruises 1979 thru 1985 with CVW6
patches


HELANTISUBRON FIFTEEN (HS-15).
flew the SH-3H model helicopter, doing ASW,
SEARCH & RESCUE and LOGISTIC flights.
HS-15 Established 29 Oct 1971

28 Jun 79 - 14 Dec 79 Med
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Jay ford AN
1978 - 1981
AN
FLAG
Proudly served with many Red Lions.
Remember most of those Indy days was the
I/O & and Perth. What an experience.
Still remember the Russian Bear.
Returned to the squadron in June 1999 and
departed in 2001. Retired in 2003.
Joseph A. Brill AE2
1978 - 1980
AE2
FLAG
Made a Med Cruise
but also was TAD to
the ships MP unit
Kurt Burton AE2
1979-1983
AE2
FLAG
Would enjoy talking to
old and new shipmates.
Thomas Hayes AW2
1978 -1980
aw2
FLAG
USNR (RET) AW1
Richard Kiep AMS2
1979-1982
AMS2
FLAG
*
Don S. Lepper AW2
1979 - 1980
AW2
FLAG
AWCS (NAC) Ret.
Have many fond memories of
Indy and the Red Lions.
Carl F Mottern AW2
Nov 78 - June 79
cm ribbons
USNR (RET)
AW2
cm
Served as a SH-3H Sea King
helicopter crewman with the
HS-15 Red Lions on America
and Indy. Many good memories
of the folks I served with.

air crewman wings
Steve Quinn AW2
1978 - 1981
AW2
FLAG
Aircrewman
air crewman wings
Louis Deleguardia YN1
Jun 1979 - Oct 1981
YN1
FLAG
Does anyone know what happened
to our CO's Cdr. Granuzzo, Cdr Hanke
and Cdr. Crossen?
Please email me if known.
JD Simpson AK1
1978-1981
AK1
FLAG
*
Joe Solomons AW1
1978-1981
AW1
FLAG
*
Larry Bryant AWCS
1977 - 1980
AWCS
FLAG
*
Frank Drake AKCM
1979 - 1982
AKCM
FLAG
TAD to the AirWing when embarked
as liason between the Ship and CVW-6.


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
CDR Andrew A. Granuzzo
CO - 78 / 79

NA
Admiral Granuzzo ribbons
CDR
ag
(Later became VADM)
CDR Robert R. Hanke
XO - 78 / 79

NA
CDR
rh
(Later became CO)
Ens David Hall
1979-1982

NA
ENS
cm
SH-3H Pilot
Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve


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Carl Mottern in the doorway of AE-007
Photo Provided by Carl F Mottern AW1 - HS15


19 Nov 80 - 11 Jun 81 Indian Ocean / Med
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Jay ford AE3
1978 - 1981
AE3
FLAG
Proudly served with many Red Lions.
Remember most of those Indy days was the
I/O & and Perth. What an experience.
Still remember the Russian Bear.
Returned to the squadron in June 1999 and
departed in 2001. Retired in 2003.
A. L. AMS3
1980-1983
AMS3
FLAG
Anyone from HS-15 from 1980-84
Especially under Comander Bill Crossen?
I was the young Aviation Structural
Mechanic with the old black Harley
hung out with AD-3 Donald shoeline,
AD-3 Dennis Neller and where are you
Chief "RED" with old Pan head?
I miss all of my squadren buddies and
still wrestle with my youthfull mistakes.
Too many to list.
Kurt Burton AE2
1979-1983
AE2
FLAG
Would enjoy talking to
old and new shipmates.
Richard Kiep AMS2
1979-1982
AMS2
FLAG
*
Steve Quinn AW2
1978 - 1981
AW2
FLAG
Aircrewman
air crewman wings
Louis Deleguardia YN1
Jun 1979 - Oct 1981
YN1
FLAG
Does anyone know what happened
to our CO's Cdr. Granuzzo, Cdr Hanke
and Cdr. Crossen?
Please email me if known.
JD Simpson AK1
1978-1981
AK1
FLAG
*
Harold McKoon AK1
1980 - 1982

hm ribbons
AK1
FLAG
LPO of HS-15 Supply
An experience I will never forget.
The port call of Perth Australia
is etched in my memory forever.
I never have a picinic without
remembering the steel deck
parties aboard Indy.
Joe Solomons AW1
1978-1981
AW1
FLAG
*
Frank Drake AKCM
1979 - 1982
AKCM
FLAG
TAD to the AirWing when embarked
as liason between the Ship and CVW-6.


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
CDR Robert R. Hanke
CO - 79 / 80

NA
CDR
rh
*
CDR William CrossenCO - 80 / 81
NA
CDR
FLAG
*
Lt David Hall
1979-1982

NA
LT
cm
SH-3H Pilot
Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve


Ltjg David Hall



07 Jun 82 - 22 Dec 82 Med
************* ENLISTED MEN *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
A. L. AMS3
1980-1983
AMS3
FLAG
Like to hear from anyone
from HS-15 from 1980-84
I was the young Aviation Structural
Mechanic with the old black Harley
I miss all of my squadren buddies.
Daniel L. Trimble AT3
1981-1984
AT3
FLAG
I truly enjoyed serving
aboard the Indy.
Kurt Burton AE2
1979 - 1983
AE2
FLAG
Would enjoy talking to
old and new shipmates.
Richard Kiep AMS2
1979-1982
AMS2
FLAG
*
Mahasewar Parsanlal AD2
1982 - 1985
AD2
FLAG
*
Harold McKoon AK1
1980 - 1982

hm ribbons
AK1
FLAG
LPO of HS-15 Supply
An experience I will never forget.
The port call of Perth Australia
is etched in my memory forever.
I never have a picinic without
remembering the steel deck
parties aboard Indy.
Frank Drake AKCM
1979 - 1982
AKCM
FLAG
TAD to the AirWing when embarked
as liason between the Ship and CVW-6.


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments


18 Oct 83 - 11 Apr 84 Grenada / Med / NorLant
************* ENLISTED MEN *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Joe Beyant AO3
1983-1985
AO3
FLAG
Served on line division & later in Ordnance.
Lots of hard work and fond memories.
I worked with a lot of great guys.
Daniel L. Trimble AT3
1981-1984
AT3
FLAG
I truly enjoyed serving
aboard the Indy.
Mahasewar Parsanlal AD2
1982 - 1985
AD2
FLAG
*


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments


Serving aboard the Indy was some of the most
exciting times in my life. The Indy worked as a
true team ,ships company and airwing together
to accomplish some of the task that were
assigned to us. I am sorry to see her go.
Daniel L. Trimble AT3 . . . . .

16 Oct 84 - 19 Feb 85
Med / Indian Ocean

************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Joe Beyant AO3
1983-1985
AO3
FLAG
Served on line division & later in Ordnance.
Lots of hard work and fond memories.
I worked with a lot of great guys.
Mahasewar Parsanlal AD2
1982 - 1985
AD2
FLAG
*


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments


Cruise Unknown
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Randal "Smitty" Smith
unkwn
FLAG
*


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments


INDY Refuels Peterson, HS-15 Helo
INDY Refuels Peterson, HS-15 Helo
Navy Photo provided by Carl F Mottern - HS15


Carl M. 7879

10 active years and 11 reserve years from
9-75 to 2-96. On INDY from late Fall of 1978
to June of 1979. HELANTISUBRON FIFTEEN
(HS-15) as a crewman on the SH-3H model
helicopter, doing ASW, SEARCH & RESCUE
and LOGISTIC flights. "I loved the flying
and miss the excitement of those days.

On the AMERICA,from 2 - 77 thru 10 - 78.
Transferred onto INDY with CVW-6 after
another airwing took over AMERICA.

We did Caribbean cruises, and western
Atlantic training during my days on INDY.
Had liberty stops in Puerto Rico, GITMO ,
Fort Lauderdale, Nassau and St Thomas VI.
And a side trip to Boston in there somwhere.

I still stay in touch with my pal from those
days Thomas Hayes. We also served together
in the reserves with VP-93 and VP-64,
from where we both retired as AW1's.



Adm Granuzzo

Vice Admiral Andrew A. Granuzzo
After CO tour of HS-15, was the
Ships Navigation Officer on Forestall (CV-59).
Then CO of an LPH (unknown which)
Then CO of Siapan (LHA-2)
Then Comm Naval Safety Center.
Last known command 1992-93 was JTF EAST (Carribbean)



REDLIONS Non Indy
************* ENLISTED MEN *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Michael Bridges Sr. AMS2
1974
AMS2
FLAG
HS-15 Photo Album


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