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M Div. * 1958-1960
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S3 Div. * 1974-1975
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A Div. 1962-1965
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V0 Div. * 1980-1983
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1959 Shake Down
Dave Foley
"Sparrow Hawk"
VO Division
1961 Med Cruise
Charles D. Arnold
OE Division
1965 WestPac Cruise
John L. Hedinger
RVAH-1
1966 / 1967 Med Cruise
John L. Hedinger
RVAH-1
1971 / 1972 Med Cruise
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VAW-122
1974 / 1975 Med Cruise
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S-3 Division
1977 Med Cruise
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VF-41 Black Aces
CVW-7
U.S.S. INDEPENDENCE CVA-62

VF-41 * Established 01 Sep. 1950
VF-41
Planes
Vought F4U "Corsair"
McDonnell F2H "Banshee"
McDonnell F3H-2 "Demon"
(Redesignated F-3B)
McDonnell F4H-1 "Phantom II"
(Redesignated F-4B)
McDonnell F4N "Phantom II"
Grumman F-14A "Tomcat"
VF-41 deployed on board the INDY 1959 - 1969 with CVW-7


22 Apr 59 - 30 Jun 59 Shakedown Gitmo
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Robert H. Adsit AQ3
1957 - 1961
AQ3
FLAG
Made The Indy's Shake Down Cruise,
1st. Med Cruise
plus 2 or 3 shorter cruises.
Paul Haynes was in my Division / AQ-Group!
James Marquez ADJ3
1959 - 1965
ADJ3
FLAG
*
Gerald L. Auble AMH2
1959 - 1962
AMH2
FLAG
*
Ramond Edney AMH2
1959
AMH2
FLAG
On Shake Down Cruise
Spring of 1959


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


04 Aug 60 - 03 Mar 61 Med
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Richard Strutz PNSN
1960 - 1962
pns
sn
FLAG
*
James Marquez ADJ3
1959 - 1965
ADJ3
FLAG
*
Robert H. Adsit AQ2
1957 - 1961
AQ2
FLAG
Made The Indy's Shake Down Cruise,
1st. Med Cruise
plus 2 or 3 shorter cruises.
Paul Haynes was in my Division / AQ-Group!
Gerald L. Auble AMH2
1959 - 1962
AMH2
FLAG
*
Lewis F. Fish AO2
1960 - 1964
AO2
FLAG
*
Paul A. Haynes AQ2
1959 - 1963
AQ2
FLAG
*
Jerry Hildabridle ADJ2
1960 - 1962
ADJ2
FLAG
*
Gordon A. Paul ATN2
1960 - 1961
ATN2
FLAG
*


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


04 Aug 61 - 19 Dec 61 Med
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
George Geisz
1961 - 1962
unkwn
FLAG
*
Richard Strutz PNSN
1960 - 1962
pns
sn
FLAG
*
James Marquez ADJ3
1959 - 1965
ADJ3
FLAG
*
Gerald L. Auble AMH2
1959 - 1962
AMH2
FLAG
*
Lewis F. Fish AO2
1960 - 1964
AO2
FLAG
*
Paul A. Haynes AQ2
1959 - 1963
AQ2
FLAG
*
Jerry Hildabridle ADJ2
1960 - 1962
ADJ2
FLAG
*


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


1962
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
Richard Strutz PNSN
1960 - 1962
pns
sn
FLAG
*
Joe Galati ADR3
1962 - 1964
ADR3
FLAG
Looking for Mike Crouch AO2
From Pasa Robles, California
James Marquez ADJ3
1959 - 1965
ADJ3
FLAG
*
Sam Shepherd ADJ3
1962 - 1965
ADJR3
FLAG
*
Gerald L. Auble AMH2
1959 - 1962
AMH2
FLAG
*
Lewis F. Fish AO2
1960 - 1964
AO2
FLAG
*
Paul A. Haynes AQ2
1959 - 1963
AQ2
FLAG
*
Jerry Hildabridle ADJ2
1960 - 1962
ADJ2
FLAG
*
Wesley H. Kennemore PRC
1962 - 1963
PRC
FLAG
*


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


19 Apr 62 - 27 Aug 62 Med
11 Oct 62 - 26 Nov 62 Cuban Missile Response
VF-41 was transitioning to the Phantom and was not ready to deploy.



06 Aug 63 - 04 Mar 64 Med
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
James Marquez ADJ3
1959 - 1965
ADJ3
FLAG
*
Samuel "Sam" Marquez AZ3
1963 - May 1967
AZ3
FLAG
*
Dennis R. Pennell PR3
1963 - 1966
PR3
FLAG
*
Sam Shepherd ADJ3
1962 - 1965
ADJR3
FLAG
*
Lewis F. Fish AO2
1960 - 1964
AO2
FLAG
*
Gregory "Greg" Matuskovic AQF2
1963 - 1965
AQF2
FLAG
*


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Lt. Carl Hardy
1963 1967

NA
Lt
FLAG
*


08 Sep 64 - 05 Nov 64 NorLant / NATO Teamwork
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
James Marquez ADJ3
1959 - 1965
ADJ3
FLAG
*
Samuel "Sam" Marquez AZ3
1963 - May 1967
AZ3
FLAG
*
Richard Nurmi AO3
1964 - 1967
AO3
FLAG
*
Dennis R. Pennell PR3
1963 - 1966
PR3
FLAG
*
Larry Phillips PO3
1964 - 1967
PO3
FLAG
*
Sam Shepherd ADJ3
1962 - 1965
ADJR3
FLAG
*
Lewis F. Fish AO2
1960 - 1964
AO2
FLAG
*
Gregory "Greg" Matuskovic AQF2
1963 - 1965
AQF2
FLAG
*
Calvin W. Roberts AMH2
1964 - 1966 * 1977 - 1980
AMH2
FLAG
Burned crispy black on 12 December, 1965
Airwing Fly-off. Flight Deck Trouble Shooter.
Returned to VF-41 1977 - 1980
AMHC / AMCS USN - RET
Wallace Whitlock AO2
1964 - 1966
AO2
FLAG
*


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Lt. Carl Hardy
1963 1967

NA
Lt
FLAG
*
Daniel Richard Hertzfeldt
Apr 1964 Feb 1967

NA
Unkn
FLAG
Died in 1968 just after take off from
Andrews AFB enroute to Kingsville Texas NAS

Anyone who knew him, please contact
Daniel R.Teasdale.* yamboy@teasdale.us



10 May 65 - 13 Dec 65 WestPac - Vietnam/Tonkin Gulf
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
David Coffin AQB3
1963 - 1965
AQB3
FLAG
Parts
JoinedVA-75 Sep 1963
Transfered to VF-41 May 1965
James Marquez ADJ3
1959 - 1965
ADJ3
FLAG
*
Samuel "Sam" Marquez AZ3
1963 - May 1967
AZ3
FLAG
*
Richard Nurmi AO3
1964 - 1967
AO3
FLAG
*
Dennis R. Pennell PR3
1963 - 1966
PR3
FLAG
*
Larry Phillips PO3
1964 - 1967
PO3
FLAG
*
Sam Shepherd ADJ3
1962 - 1965
ADJR3
FLAG
*
Gregory "Greg" Matuskovic AQF2
Mid-Late 60's
AQF2
FLAG
In search of some pictures when we were
around DaNang and seeing the Monkey Mountains.
Also a Cruiser was firing SIX inch Guns into
Vietnam. It may have been the USS OKLAHOMA
CLG-5 or the USS Galveston CLG-3. Any dates?
What's the nearest Lat. and Long. that the
Indy came to the coast of Vietnam?
Earl V. Raabe ADJ2
1965 - 1967
ADJ2
FLAG
*
Calvin W. Roberts AMH2
1964 - 1966 * 1977 - 1980
AMH2
FLAG
Burned crispy black on 12 December, 1965
Airwing Fly-off. Flight Deck Trouble Shooter.
Returned to VF-41 1977 - 1980
AMHC / AMCS USN - RET
Doug Thurston AQF2
Mid-Late 60's
AQF2
FLAG
*
Wallace Whitlock AO2
1964 - 1966
AO2
FLAG
*
Mel Dobbins AMS1
May 1965 - Oct 1968
AMS1
FLAG
*
Walter H. White
1965
FLAG
Vietnam
WESTPAC 1965

Memorial Page


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Lt. Carl Hardy
1963 1967

NA
Lt
FLAG
*
Daniel Richard Hertzfeldt
Apr 1964 Feb 1967

NA
Unkn
FLAG
Died in 1968 just after take off from
Andrews AFB enroute to Kingsville Texas NAS

Anyone who knew him, please contact
Daniel R. Teasdale. * yamboy@teasdale.us



13 Jun 66 - 01 Feb 67 Med
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
John A. Hough AZ3
1966 - 1968
AZ3
FLAG
*
Steven Johnson PN3
Jun 1966 - Feb 1967

NDS
PN3
FLAG
*
Samuel "Sam" Marquez AZ3
1963 - May 1967
AZ3
FLAG
*
Richard Nurmi AO3
1964 - 1967
AO3
FLAG
*
Larry Phillips PO3
1964 - 1967
PO3
FLAG
*
Earl V. Raabe ADJ2
1965 - 1967
ADJ2
FLAG
*
Doug Thurston AQF2
Mid-Late 60's
AQF2
FLAG
*
James E. Wade AMS2
1966 - 1969
AMS2
FLAG
*
Mel Dobbins AMS1
May 1965 - Oct 1968
AMS1
FLAG
*
Patrick R. Swihart AE1
1966 - 1968
AE1
FLAG
*


************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Lt. Carl Hardy
1963 1967

NA
Lt
FLAG
*
Daniel Richard Hertzfeldt
Apr 1964 Feb 1967

NA
Unkn
FLAG
Died in 1968 just after take off from
Andrews AFB enroute to Kingsville Texas NAS

Anyone who knew him, please contact
Daniel R. Teasdale. * yamboy@teasdale.us



30 Apr 68 - 27 Jan 69 Med
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
John D. Breen ATN3
1967 - 1968
ATN3
FLAG
Flightdeck troubleshooter on F-4's
John A. Hough AZ3
1966 - 1968
AZ3
FLAG
*
Richard Creamer HM2
1968 - 1969
HM2
FLAG
*
Doug Thurston AQF2
Mid-Late 60's
AQF2
FLAG
*
James E. Wade AMS2
1966 - 1969
AMS2
FLAG
*
Mel Dobbins AMS1
May 1965 - Oct 1968
AMS1
FLAG
*
Patrick R. Swihart AE1
1966 - 1968
AE1
FLAG
*


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


Cruise Unknown
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
John R. Reavis AN
AN
FLAG
*


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


CVG-7 CVW-7
CVW-7 Squadrons on board for cruises 1959 - 1977
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VF-33
VF-41
VF-62
VF-84
VF-102
VMF(AW)115
VFP-62
VA-128
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VA-34
VA-64
VA-65
VA-66
VA-72
VA-75
VA-76
VA-86
VA-106
VMA-224
VMA-324
VMA-324
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RVAH-7
RVAH-9
VAH-10
VAH-11
RVAH-11
RVAH-12
RVAH-13
RVAH-14
VAP-61
VAQ-33
VAQ-129
VAQ-132
VAQ-136
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VAW-33
VAW-117
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VAW-124
VS-31
VSF-1
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