The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Hornets (VA 44). 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 17 crew members registered for the Hornets (VA 44).
|Decker, Dick||AMEC||Jan 1962 – Nov 1965||We were young and bold and learning the Navy traditions.|
|Blair, David||AME 2||May 1962 – Jul 1965||A lot of good memories of NAS Jax and the mighty Hornets.|
|Maxwell, Bill||E-3||Oct 1962 – Oct 1963||Arrived early 10/62 in time for Cuban missle Crisis. Worked in mail room, stayed on with VA 45, worked in powerplants.Went to Enterprise( ships company) from Jax. Hi D.V. Blair..How is Friel W doing?, Bootcamp|
|Frederick, Joe||ADJ3||1964 – Nov 24, 1967|
|White, Ronald D.||E-3||Jan 14, 1965 – Apr 29, 1965|
|Haller, Steven||AO3||Apr 5, 1965 – Dec 18, 1967||AO striker, then I did the full tour, mess cooked, wheels watch in Yuma, then the fuel pits, then Plane Captain, TAD to Yuma and the Lexington. The last few months were spent in the AO Shop on WCCrew all at Cecil Field.|
|Fulmer, Herbert ( Herb)||AN ( AE STRIKER)||Oct 1965 – Aug 1966||I was a plane captain on the flight line. Went TAD to Yauma, AZ. for 2 weeks. Also went out on the Lexington for about 2 weeks. I made Plane Captain of the month, I remember taking the CO to his plane that month.|
|Fleck, Roger||ATN-3||1966 – Sep 1968||Worked as a plane captain and in the fuel pits. Was sailor of the month twice. Several trips to Yuma and aboard the lady Lexington and the Forestall.|
|Sullivan, Tom (Sully)||AZ3||May 1966 – Dec 1967||Member of the Squadron at Cecil Field and TAD to Yuma AZ and the Lexington during Carrier Quals. Worked on the flight line as a plane captain. Remember those first time Carrier Quals for our new pilots. Good Memories|
|Gooding, Kenneth (Gene)||ADJ 3||Sep 1, 1967 – Feb 1, 1970||Plane Captain, Tow Tractor Operator. Had Back Seat Check. Back seat trips to Yuma. Time in Rosevelt Roads and Pensacola. Remember backing GCT85 up to line shack and filling with smoke.|
|Neary, Joseph (Joe)||AMS-3||Nov 1967 – Oct 1968||Member of this squadron along with my brother AT1 RJ Neary. Based at NAS Cecil Field, with detachments to Yuma and Wright Patterson AFB to fix our A-4 Skyhawk Hydraulics and brakes. Also spent time in the Paint Crew and the Check Crew.|
|Stinebuck, Charles (Chuck)||Jan 1968 – Jun 1970|
|Tyler, Tex||AMH-2||Feb 1968 – Jun 1970||I received orders for Cecil Field VA-44 from P school at Covington, Tenn. After A4 school on base I was assigned to the Check Crew and stayed there until I was transferred to VT-21 in Kingsville, TX.|
|Barnes, William (Bill)||ADJ3||Jun 13, 1968 – Aug 21, 1969||I worked check crew for J65 and J52 aircraft engines for the A4 Skyhawk at NAAS Cecil Field and deployed to Roosevelt Roads and Carrier Quals on the Lexington. Left the squadron for VP-10.|
|Pettinelli, Patrick||ATN-2||Dec 1968 – Jun 1970||Worked in AMD at Cecil and then in Rosey.. was transferred to VC-4 Det Cecil when VA_44 was decommissioned.|
|Boswell, Dan- Bozz||AN||1969 – 1969|
|Angel, Samuel / Sam||AO3||Apr 1969 – Dec 1970||Dets to Rosie Roads, and worked flight line for Training crews and Pilots|
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