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SPECIAL THANKS !
For their help in developing
these Ship's Co. Pages
Leigh D. Allvord
M Div. * 1958-1960
Richard E. Binder
S3 Div. * 1974-1975
Dave Foley
"Sparrowhawk"
V0 Div. * 1980-1983
John L. Hedinger
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OZ Div. * 1970-1974
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1966 / 1967 Med Cruise
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1971 / 1972 Med Cruise
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1974 / 1975 Med Cruise
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My Apologies
To those who have
Sent their names and additional information that I have not
added yet.
The project has become very large and even though I work on it almost every day, it is impossible for me to keep up.
I will continue to add the names and information as quickly as I can.

Thank You All
For Your Support
George W. Fetherman AN
V1 - Rep 8,
1958 - 1960


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VMA-331 Bumblebees
2nd. Marine Airwing
CVW-7 * U.S.S. INDEPENDENCE

Home Base: Beaufort, SC.



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Planes
North American SNJ "Trainer"
Douglas SBD "Dauntless" (Speed-D-Bee)
Vought F4U-4 "Corsair"
Douglas AD-5 "Skyraider"
Douglas A-4E "Skyhawk"
Douglas A-4M "Skyhawk"


23 Jun 70 - 31 Jan 71 Med
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
LCPL Steve Martenuk
1970 - 1971
LCPL
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Aviation Ordnance Division
( BB Stacker )
LCPL Clifton M. Scott
1970 - 1971
LCPL
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CPL Ron Folds
23 Jul 1970 31 Jan 1971
CPL
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SGT Julian Ray Chilidonia
1970 - 1971
SGT
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Memorial Page
SGT John A. DeVito
1970 - 1971
SGT
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I was a parachute rigger, and worked on the flight
deck. When ever I see a movie about aircraft
carriers I remember the excitement of the flight
deck. The coolest job I ever had.
SGT Tony Henry
1970 - 1971
SGT
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Went aboard as a Cpl, but picked up Sgt. in Sept.
1970. Worked in the Avionics shop, spending most of
the cruise on the flight deck. Absolutely hated ship
life, swore I'd never go back on board another, but
later in my life, I joined the USMC reserves. I was
in HMA 773, working on Cobras and Huies. Believe it
or not, my unit got activated and I wound up
serving on 3 ships, the USS Tripoli, USS Juneau, and
the USS New Orleans during the first Persian Gulf
War. Would love to hear from shipmates who knew me.



************* OFFICERS *************
Name
Rank
Photo
Comments
Maj. F. T. Sullivan
CO
1969 - 1970

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LtCol
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LtCol. J. J. Caldas
CO
1970 - 1971

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LtCol
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Non - Indy
************* ENLISTED *************
Name
Rate
Photo
Comments
SSGT Jerry C. Shifflet
1957 - 1959
SSGT
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USMC Retired
I Joined VMA 331 In 1957 When They Still
Had The AD5 And I Went Aboard The Forestall
For Carrier Training And I Went With Them
To Japan And The Philippians When They Had
AD6 Then When We Went Back To The
States We Were Stationed In Beuford, SC
When They Had Douglas A-4E Skyhawk I
Stayed With Them For 2 Years And Had
To Go Back To Japan To MAG 15



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



CVG-7 CVW-7
CVW-7 Squadrons on board for cruises 1959 - 1977
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