The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Bandits (VF 126). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?
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There are 16 crew members registered for the Bandits (VF 126).
|Ratcliff, Kenneth||E-3 Aviation Storekeeper||1967 – 1968||I worked on the flight line and office. I was then transferred, with a bunch of us, to VF-121 Top Gun School. I worked on the flight line, barracks and then the Materials Office as a E-3 AK. I was then transfer to "Tico"|
|Banning, Peter / (Red)||AMS3||Aug 1, 1969 – Aug 15, 1971||126 had mostly TA-4F and a few of the modified camo painted A4-E for top gun sortys, my buddies were AMSAN Dan Cromwell,AEAN Kent Dow,airman Don Duncan and airman Emilio Diez , after 4 yrs in navy did 21yrs w/ NY ANG|
|Wilson, Wally||AME 2nd Class Petty Officer||May 1970 – Aug 1971|
|Olan, A||ADJ3||Mar 1973 – Mar 1976||Tad fuel farms, octagon, 3rd class PO Plane captain TA4j flight-line, engine build-up EBU Shack.|
|Neel, Skip||ABH1||Oct 1973 – Mar 1976||Started off assigned to Line Div, then TAD to Base Military Police.Capt. Cole Black was the C.O. and a Vietnam POW.|
|Hayward Jr, Warren||AE-2||Jan 25, 1980 – Dec 25, 1980||Arrieved here after returning from Japan serving with VA-56 on the USS Midway CV-41.|
|Jackson, Stephen||Airman||Aug 15, 1981 – Aug 15, 1985||Qualifed as a PC on each of the squadron's type aircraft (TA-4J, A-4F, and T-2C). Got to fly back-seat in 610 with LCDR Seine! The Bandits were the very best!!|
|Cody, Tami (Tlc)||YN1||Mar 21, 1982 – Aug 26, 1992||I didn't actually serve on the boats, but I sure did know a lot of shipmates who did. I spent nearly 10 years @ Miramar, first w/COMFITAEWWINGPAC & then with VF-126. Go Bandits. There were no finer men & women anywhere than "Fighertow|
|Nolde, Bobby||AD2||Apr 1983 – Feb 1986||I was the only enlisted person that was turn up qualified on the T2C aircraft!! I miss the A-4, T-2 & the Phantom!! Cdr Cunningham was the best CO next Cdr Carey!!|
|Shannon, Todd||ams3||Jun 6, 1983 – Oct 3, 1985||i rember making plane captain on the t-2c buckeye then the a-4 looking to here from any one it was fun in sunny san digo but i liked sea duty better|
|Gibson, Michael Gibby||AE 2||Apr 9, 1984 – Apr 12, 1987||AN AE 3. His first name is Robert|
|Riedel, Michael||E-4 aviation structural mechanic||Apr 6, 1985 – Mar 21, 1988||The Navy: The Bandits Squadron experience was good. I painted the planes for the movie Top Gun and served under the " DUKE " CMDR- Randall Cunningham. My buddies: Joe Sanzo.(ame) PO1 Miller. call me 213-864-0467. Im O.K.|
|Rucker, Robert||E5||1986 – 1989||Was a memorable experience, I was A4 and T2 low and hi power turn-up operator and CDI. Hoping I can reconnect will some old shipmates... AE2 Bruce you out there?? Anyone wishing to contact 713-992-3865|
|Wedlake, Russell||AT3||Jan 4, 1987 – Nov 4, 1989||War games in El Centro was fun, remember Mexicali?|
|Tandaguen, James (Kimo)||AME2||Apr 2, 1987 – Nov 11, 1989||The VF-126 Bandits @ Miramar NAS was my first duty station straight from A School. Hit me up if you were there between 4/1987 - 11/1989. I was an A-4 & T-2 Plane Captain then worked in the AME Shop. Call me: 323-807-6921|
|Young, Robert (Bob)||OSC(SW)||Mar 1991 – Feb 1994||This was the best tour of my career. I learned more than i ever needed and practiced my trade with abandon. El Centro and Fallon became second homes. In TACCS - "P-Chiz is dead!" Made chief.|
There are currently no planned reunions.