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SPECIAL THANKS !
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Leigh D. Allvord
M Div. * 1958-1960
Richard E. Binder
S3 Div. * 1974-1975
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1961 Med Cruise
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1965 WestPac Cruise
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1966 / 1967 Med Cruise
John L. Hedinger
RVAH-1
1971 / 1972 Med Cruise
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VAW-122
1974 / 1975 Med Cruise
Richard E. Binder
S-3 Division
1977 Med Cruise
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RVAH-12 Speartips CVW-7
CVA-62 U.S.S. INDEPENDENCE CV-62


RVAH-12

Home Base: NAS Sanford - July 1965
NAS Albany - May 1968
NAS Key West, Fl. - January 1974
Established - 1 July 1965
Disestablished - 2 July 1979



03 Sep 1969 - 09 Oct 1969 NorLant
NATO Peacekeeper
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Ken Groenhof AN
1966 - 1970
AN
FLAG
Worked in the ASB shop
Would like to get a
Cruise Book
Jimmy Masur AN
1969
AN
FLAG
Plane Captain
John F. Fleming III PH2
Fall 1969
PH2
FLAG
She took me to England the first time.
I am forever grateful for the experience.


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


* A Story from Stan Richardson *

During carrier quals in the Atlantic, there was a
pilot from our squadron that was having trouble
night qualifying. It seemed that every night he
could get off the ship, but never back on. It came
down that he either qualified or departed company.

I was the night Quality Control flight deck person.
The 1MC had just called an A 7 on the ball with
the RA 5C in the groove. I started up to the flight
deck as the A 7 made his approach. Unfortuately
he left his landing gear on the stern of the flight
deck and he ejected half way down the deck.
He was later picked up with no problems.

Of course this fouled the deck and the Vigilante
had to circle while waiting clean up. I was sure
that it wasn't doing the pilot any good at this
point and figured he was set for another bingo trip.

But to my surprise, he made one of the best
landings that I ever saw and caught the target wire.

It's amazing what one can do when
their backside is in the sling.



16 Sep 1971 - 16 Mar 1972 NorLant / Med
NATO Royal Knight
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
James(Bill) Autrey
1971
*
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Stationed at NAS. Albany , Ga.
Michael E. Hensley AN
16 Sept 71-16 Mar 72(Med)
AN
FLAG
Assigned to IOIC while on cruise
Jay H Taylor PHAN
1969 - 1972
PHS
PHAN
FLAG
Photo Recon Division
Neal "Rusty" Flagg Jr. AE2
Sep 1971 - Mar 1972
AE2
FLAG
TAD to IM3 Division
Edinburgh, Roto, Naples, Athens, Corfu,
Thessolonika and pier 12
Robert Pickett ATR2
16 Sep 1971 - 16 Mar 1972

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ATR2
FLAG
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Stan Richardson, AMH2
Nov 1969 - Dec 1971
16 Sept-16 Dec 1971(Med)

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AMH2
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For the Med cruise, two of the squadron
aircraft were modified for special recon
work with top camera mounts and
internal electronic components.
L.O. Stallings ADJC
June - July 1971 (NATO)
16 Sept 71-16 Mar 72(Med)
ADJC
FLAG
In charge of Quality Control.
AMSC McDonald
June - July 1971 (NATO)
16 Sept 71-16 Mar 72(Med)
AMCS
FLAG
In charge of the airframe shop.


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Stan Richardson, AMH2
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************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Cdr Robert V. Dean
Commanding Officer
CDR
rd
June - July 1971 (NATO)
Sept-Dec 1971(Med)
Cdr W. Bolte
Executive Officer
CDR
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Leak Menders & Metal Fixers Speartip 603
"SPEARTIP" 603 trapping aboard the Indy during the 77 Med cruise.
Photo Provided by Rue West, Jr.

31 Mar 1977 - 21 Oct 1977 Med
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Sam Shive AD3
1977
AD3
FLAG
*
Rue West, Jr. AT3
March 1977 - October 1977

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AT3
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Served with RVAH-12 from 1976
until it was disestablished 2 July 1979
at NAS Key West.

NAS Key West
Rue West Web Site
Timothy J. Faneuff AT2
28 Mar 77 - 21 Oct 77

NDS

AT2
FLAG
*
H.S. Hazelton AMS2
Aug 76 - Jul 79
AMS2
FLAG
Went to Oceana Va. with VA75
after RVAH-12 disestablished
Robert "Wags" Wagner AME2
12 Mar 76 - Jul 79
AME2
FLAG
*
Kenneth E. Zornow AQ2
1977 - 1978
AQ2
FLAG
AQC/ATC RETIRED (MARCH/1992)
RVAH-13 * 1975/1976
Ken Dotson AD1
1969 & 1977
AD1
FLAG
HC-2
Dennis Robert Yeargain AKC
1975 1977
1981 - 1984

AK1 / AKC
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AK1 * RVAH-13 '75 - '76 cruise
AK1 / AKC * RVAH-12 '76 - '77 cruise
AKCS / CWO2 * S-1, S-9 Ship's Co.
Robert V. Lloyd AFCM
1977
AFCM
FLAG
*


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************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Cdr David "Barrel" McRae
Executive Officer 76 - 77
Commanding Officer 77 - 78
CDR
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March - Oct 1977 (Med)


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************* NON-INDY *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Gary PT3
Apr 1967 - Mar 1969
PT3
FLAG
I was assigned to RVAH-12 Apr 67 to Mar 69.
I worked in the photo interatation area.
I have a problem, I am receiving counseling
for stuff that is coming up for me from my
west-pac cruise in 67.
We had a plane that was pushed over the side
by accident and the plane captain was inside
and was killed, I can't find any record of
this and now I feel I might of imagined IT.
Can anyone help me.
Lon A. Jones AMS
Retired E7
AMC
FLAG
Enlisted 30 Aug 1967
Went to fleet Reserve 31 May 1990
off USS Midway with VAQ-136


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