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Leigh D. Allvord
M Div. * 1958-1960
Richard E. Binder
S3 Div. * 1974-1975
Michael Craven
A Div. 1962-1965
Dave Foley
"Sparrowhawk"
V0 Div. * 1980-1983
Earl D. Galloway
V1 Div. * 1960 - 1963
John L. Hedinger
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OZ Div. * 1970 - 1974
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Pat Little
V2 Div. 1967 - 1971
OX Div. 1984 / 1985
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CR Div. * 1977 - 1980
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V1 Div. * 1959 - 1963
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A Div. * 1976 - 1978


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"Sparrow Hawk"
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1961 Med Cruise
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1965 WestPac Cruise
John L. Hedinger
RVAH-1
1966 / 1967 Med Cruise
John L. Hedinger
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1971 / 1972 Med Cruise
John Zieba
VAW-122
1974 / 1975 Med Cruise
Richard E. Binder
S-3 Division
1977 Med Cruise
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My Apologies
To those who have sent
their names and additional
information, that I have
not yet added.

This project has become
very large and though I
work on it almost every
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1958 - 1960



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VA-115 Eagles CVW-5
U.S.S. INDEPENDENCE CV-62

VA115 cvw5


Home Base: NAF Atsugi & Misawa, Japan
Established VT-11 * 10 October 1942
Redesignated VA-12A * 15 November 1946
Redesignated VA-115 * 15 July 1948
The First Squadron To Be Assigned VA-115

Planes
TBF-1 * Oct 1942
TBM-1 * 13 Oct 1943
TBM-1C * Nov 1943
TBM-3 * 19 Dec 1944
TBM-3E * Apr 1945
TBM-3Q * Jan 1947
TBM-3W * Oct 1947
AD-1 Skyraider * Douglas
Dec 1948
AD-2 Skyraider * Douglas
20 Dec 1948
AD-3Q Skyraider * Douglas
Aug 1949
AD-4 Skyraider * Douglas
Dec 1949
AD-4Q Skyraider * Douglas
Jul 1950
AD-4L Skyraider * Douglas
May 1951
AD-4NA Skyraider * Douglas
Aug 1952
AD-6 Skyraider * Douglas
Jan 1954
AD-7 Skyraider * Douglas
Nov 1958
AD-6 Redesignated
A-1H in 1962
AD-7 Redesignated
A-1J in 1962
A-6A Intruder * Grumman
03 Apr 1970
KA-6D Intruder * Grumman
Feb 1971
A-6C Intruder * Grumman
1971
A-6E Intruder * Grumman
Apr 1977


VA-115 deployed on board the INDY 1991 - 1998 with CVW-5

VA115 wat


************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Jason Casperson AMSAN
1991 - 1994
AMS
AMEAN
FLAG
Looking to hear from some
of the saltiest guys I met.
Walt Forbes AN
1991 - 1993
AN
FLAG
TAD to S-8
Carlos Gil-Blanco AMHAN
1991 - 1993
AMS
AMHAN
FLAG
*
Eric Heusinger AN
Mar 1993 Mar 1995
AN
FLAG
*
Charles A. Ledbetter AMEAN
1992 - 1996
AMS
AMEAN
FLAG
*
Michael "Duane" Palmer AN
Feb 1993 Sep 1996
AN
FLAG
Hello Eagles Palmer here just to say Hi.
Live in NC working for NASCAR for the
TIDE TEAM (Ricky Craven) show car program.
Need to have a reunion so we can catch up.
Drop a line, EFR!
Jason M. Spears AN
1992 - 1994
AN
FLAG
Looking for Squadron Buddies
Scott "Bow" Bowen AT3
Jan 1992 - Feb 1996
AT3
FLAG
Eagle Line Shack
Ryan Johnson AMH3
1991 - 1993
AMH3
FLAG
*
Mark Jorgensen AK3
1993 - 1996

mj rbn
AK3
FLAG
VA-115 was reestablished VFA-115
and were assigned to the USS Lincoln
as the A-6 was phased out and replaced
with the F/A-18 therefore I didn't spend
the entire four year hitch on the Indy.
Abraham Menjivar AD3
1992 - 1995

AW
AD3
FLAG
Mech. Troubleshooter
The Navy would be a better if
A-6's were still flying.
Chad Mullins PO3
1993 - 1995
PO3
FLAG
I Miss the rush and the intensity of being
on the ship. Miss the fellowship of some of
my best friends I made on the ship during
my duty. Spent most of my time on the
flight deck and miss it very much. Team
spirit played a big role with our squadron,
We took pride in what we did and no one
will ever take that away from me.
Gary G. Ondick GM3(AW)
Jan 1994 - Jul 1997

AW
GM3
FLAG
Plane Captain
Kenneth E. Hall AM2
Jun 1995 - Aug 1996

keh rbn
AM2
FLAG
*
Ralph M. Smith AE1
1994 - 1996
AE1
FLAG
*
Robert K Franklin ADC
"Kirby"
1991 - 1993
ADC
FLAG
VAQ-131 * 1983 - 1985
Cross Decked from the Midway
with VA-115 * 1991 - 1993
Ship's Company AIMD
IM2 / IM1 1994 - 1998
Jeff Hollis ADC
Jan 1996 - Jul 1998

AW
ADC
FLAG
VAQ-136
George N Mumford AEC
1991 - 1993

AEC
FLAG
*


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Cdr. James D. Kelly
CO
1 Jul 1991 -

NA
CDR
FLAG
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