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Freelancers (VF 21) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Freelancers (VF 21). 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 46 crew members registered for the Freelancers (VF 21).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1982 | 1985 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodRemarks/Photo
Roberson, DonANFeb 1960 – Sep 1961Plane captain F3H/TAD S2M
Adorni, Wayne profile iconE6Apr 1960 – Aug 1968I'm the widow of.. Wayne Adorni..trying to find someone that might have been on the Midway in April 1962 or Aug 1964-65
Davis, Elliott Nickname SkipE-5Apr 1962 – Dec 1965Frank Galvin or PC Reid Both AE's in the Sqd. I own Aviation Courses Limited, an Aircraft Maintenance school. I grew up in this Sqd. as I was 17 when I checked aboard in Japan after PR school. Great bunch of guys!
Doebler, NeilE4Jun 1965 – Dec 1969MADE (4) CRUISES TO THE TONKIN GULF. I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING WITH THE V.A. FOR AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE FOR A LONG TIME. ANY INFO. YOU MAY HAVE PLEASE FORWARD TO ME.
Kemp, WayneADJ 3Jul 4, 1965 – Jun 12, 1967assigned to power plants
Bruffett, John profile iconAO 31966 – 1967I am looking for any of the guys I served with on the Coral Sea. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Danny Kellogg, Jimmy Johnston that were in VF-21, please let me know!!! Would love to re-connect with the guys!!!!
Keeton, CharlesADJ1 -ADCSMar 1966 – Oct 1970Line P.O. Coral Sea Cruise & 1st Ranger cruise; Made ADJC Feb, 1968 while in Sea of Japan over USS Pueblo. Finished tour as line chief and in power plants. Made ADCS Sept? 1970
Newby, RichardAME1Apr 1966 –VF-21 AME Richard Arnold Newby , i am his grandson looking to see if any of his friends from the ranger are still around? He passed in 2004 and just recently found his Cruise books i have photos and stories he wrote
Weiss, BobAE-2Apr 1, 1966 – Sep 1, 1969met some great people and had a great time F4 was a fantastic plane
Arnold, T.j.AE2Jun 1966 – Feb 1969Served in the Electric Shop
Orlando, PaulE5Oct 1, 1966 – Jul 10, 1970
Dutton, JimAQF3Nov 1966 – Jun 1968Looking for anyone from VF21 AQF shop under the leadership of CPO Means, Willliams or Cooper.
Cortez, Loue31967 – 1971Made 4 wespac, and went after the poblo. Sure would like to hear from you guys.
Bruffett, John profile iconAO 31967 – 1968Does anyone know how to get copies of the ships logs to see where we sailed to and from?? And also where we were able to take leave?? I have exhausted every idea I can think of. Any help would be appreciated!!!!
Morton, MortE-41967 – 1970Looking for friends
Zugg, Robert profile iconAMH21967 – 1971Was the best part of my 23 years in the Navy
Bryant, LarryAd31967 – 1969Plane captain 102
Stout, Doug "chuckles"AMH2Mar 10, 1967 – Apr 22, 1971
Lopez, GilAMH1Aug 28, 1967 – Jun 3, 1968looking sqd. members. Viet Nam cruise 67' we took VMF213/214 F4"s for OnR on the Ranger, last few weeks of cruise. poss. agent orange contamnation. seeking line crew, airframs, and pilots. need verification letters VA .
Zuber, DonAQ-31968 – May 1971
Winston, PhilipAQF-21968 – 1970VF-21....and my 2 Westpac deployments were a great experience...would not want to do it again.
Newman, BobAQF3May 1968 – Sep 1969What a great experience. Westpac 1968-1969
Basselgia, Bruce KinkAQ2Apr 1, 1969 – Jun 1972
Muisiner, PaulAMS2Jul 1971 – Mar 1973
Thompson, Robert profile iconAE 2Nov 1971 – Jul 1974Made two cruises on USS Ranger worked in RMA first cruise Worked flight deck second cruise
Zugg, Robert profile iconAMH21973 – 1976my seconf tour with the freelancers
Pamplin, Michael (Mike)AE2Jan 12, 1973 – May 5, 1976I came aboard from VF121 NAS San Diego and came to the ship aboard the COD (two piston engine supply plane) and caught the wire on the USS Ranger stationed in the Gulf of Tonken. With VF21 for parts of 4 deployments.
Brungardt, RonPR-31974 – 1976
Bass, RandyAMS 3Sep 21, 1975 – Jan 15, 1978
Baskett, RandyAMS3Nov 10, 1975 – Dec 20, 1978Looking for shipmates.
Perkins, Robert (Bob)AMS-3Jan 1976 – Sep 1979Flight Captian Fuel Farms Airframes Grumman Assistant
Montemayor, James "Monte"AK-5Apr 1976 – Feb 1980 i was VF21 from 1976 to 1980 frist as a plane capatin on the line crew then as a avation storekeeper handleing the neededs of parts for the F4-J and the squardon I am looking for the cruise books of the WEST PAK cruise in 1976 and 1978 .
De Anda, PhillipAME-2Oct 13, 1976 – Nov 14, 1981
Moloney, Jerry / MaloneYN2Jan 16, 1977 – Apr 12, 1980Great command, tough crew. Miss it more than I thought I would.
Austin, RogerAO-2Jun 12, 1978 – Jun 18, 1981VF-21 was my best duty of 22 years in the Navy, I was with W.C.230, great ordy shop.
Carr, Marvin PN2Jul 1979 – Sep 1980Reported onboard at Yokosuka, Japan. The Ranger was in port to get a new Bow. They hit a Liberian Freighter in the Straits. Was with them at NAS Miramar when they transitioned from the F4J to the F4S.
Cabral, JohnAO2Aug 1979 – Aug 1983
Nolde, BobbyAD3Dec 1979 – Mar 1983Miss the phantom!! It was an awesome aircraft!!
Morse, Davidad 3Aug 24, 1981 – Sep 6, 1983i was a troubleshooter 81-83
Chenoweth, CharlesAD3Jul 1, 1982 – Feb 2, 1985I have friends in VF21 that I would like to connect with. Contact me at chuck.chenoweth45@yahoo.com Hi Rick, Paul, Dan, etc. and you know if you knew me and if I knew you. We are brothers and would like to hear from you.

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