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Black Falcons (VA 85) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Black Falcons (VA 85). 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 42 crew members registered for the Black Falcons (VA 85).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodRemarks/Photo
Barham, BillAT2Jan 15, 1959 – Sep 9, 1959We had AD Skyraiders at Oceana...went aboard Forrestal and Independence.
Fitzgerald, RichardADR 3Mar 1, 1962 – Nov 22, 1963great memories,med cruise,new york.& others.looking for robert griffith from maryland.have contacted,bowman,proveaux&c stout.made lots of forrestal reunions,we have great times and new friends there.any old buddies please contact me.
Frankle, FrankADJ31963 – 1966Looking for shipmates who did the '65 '66 Westpac
Malikoff, Marina profile iconLt1964 – Jul 27, 1965Registering my father, Lt. Alex Malikoff. Lost at sea 7-27-65 when two A6s collided on refueling mission off coast of San Diego.Survived/treated on ship: Lt F Wagner, Lt Cmdr G Ball, Lt Cmdr J Spartz. Memories welcome.
Stokely, RayNov 1, 1964 – Jul 3, 1967
Robertson, TimADJ3Sep 1967 – Sep 1970Served with a great bunch of guys on two westpacs
Foster, DouglasAO31969 – Nov 13, 1970I'm looking for old buddy and usher at my wedding, Larry Fisher, AO3, from Indiana. I think I still owe him a San Miguel.
Needham, BuzzLCdrMar 20, 1969 – Apr 16, 1971Viet Nam with CVW-14 on Connie Boat- Mediterranean with CVW-17 on Forrestall
Forcelle, RichardE3/AOAug 6, 1969 – Jun 1, 1970I served on the Connie for the 69 cruise. I have lost my cruise book and wonder how I could get another one. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks
Slowik Sr, Slimamh2Nov 15, 1970 – Jul 12, 1972i worked in the hydraulic shop ,med cruise jan 1971-july71 dets to key west fla., and fallon nev.id like 2 say hi to annabali, keiser, fowler, and beardon great times especially the liberty.alot of great times at oceana
Durham, James profile iconAZ-21972 – 1974Joe Durham - aka James T. Durham - Retired in 2002.
Wood, TomANMar 1972 – Jun 1973Had some good time made some good friends,i got to see the world,was just a kid then,now im a grandfather,miss the old days
Walsh, Michael PE-4Apr 12, 1973 – Oct 12, 1976Great times with great friends!
Phipps, J.d.AE2Nov 10, 1973 – Jun 15, 1977Just want to stay in touch with people I served with. VA-85 was my first A-6 Squadron and time on USS Forrestal the best experience and fondest memories.
Wilkinson, GaryE41976 – 1981
Darby, JoelAMHC1976 – 1980
Lieberman, AlanAD1976 – 1979Experienced some good times. See us on NavyVets.com
Ende, MaxAE41976 – Feb 3, 1978I worked the Flight Line as a Plane Captain. I was night shift superviser for a short period.
Bevis, David profile iconpr3Jan 16, 1977 – Jan 19, 1978Worked the pr -shop on 2 med cruises..some pretty god ol'boys tyson,leblanc, lathem,smitty......I went to the last reunion and going this year too. come join in or at least make your seld known
Mullins, PhillipHM11978 –
Proehl, MarvinAD!Jan 1978 – Jan 1981 Skipper Bremmer & Zap were my Co's. Got tobe with Skipper Bremmer when he was CAG on the "FID" and when he was the Skipper of the Coral Sea. Ralph Roman & Dick Brooks were there at the same time. It was a great tour.
Huff, MichaelE5Jul 10, 1978 – Jun 10, 1981Three Med Cruises--parts of two and a full cruise in the middle...flight deck troubleshooter second cruise...shop supervisor after everybody ahead of me got out of the navy. E-5 shop supv. whew! But I love it.
Jackson, TodANNov 1, 1978 – Aug 30, 1979I had the pleasure of being a Black Falcon and Skipper Zlatoper and XO Bremner. It was awesome.
J.r. Roque, DocHM21979 – 1981
Mullins, PhillipHM2Sep 30, 1979 – Apr 15, 1981A great experience with a great crew..so much when asked to cross deck to the Forrestal I declined. Not that the guys in medical and dental weren't a great bunch but it was too good in VA-85 GREAT Captain and Crew. Loved the guys in CAG-17
Jones, MartinAMH3Dec 16, 1980 – Aug 13, 1984
Powles, LarryABHAN-ABH3Feb 2, 1981 – Jun 1, 1982Was assigned to the Line Div. Made the 82 Cruise aboard USS Forrestal
Uricchio, David AMS3Jun 1, 1981 – Aug 24, 19841981 Med Cruise (USS Forrestal), 1982 Med Cruise (USS Forrestal), 1983 Med Cruise (USS JF Kennedy).
Revis, EddieYN3Aug 10, 1982 – Aug 10, 1986Looking for Barry Woods, Phil Conte, MC Arthur Sobilo.
Mitchell, Kevin (Mitch)YN2Jan 7, 1983 – May 10, 1986Looking for some old buds who remember some of the good times (Mouse, Prudaddy, Dameron, Eddie, Seabag, Medford,just to name a few, I know there is more).
Sebastian, David 'Seabag'AMH3Mar 1983 – Aug 16, 1986Shout out to VA-85 Black Falcon airframes shop 83-84 Med/IO USS John F. Kennedy, 85-86 Med/IO USS Saratoga. Trying to contact AMH/S Jeffrey Medford, Barry Woods, David Jensen. Remembering, Lt.Lange RIP
Odom, ShaunAD 3Apr 1983 – Jan 198783-84 Med on the JFK 85-86 Med- IO on the Sara
Medford, JeffreyAMS1Nov 2, 1983 – Feb 2, 1987Was with the Bombing Buckeyes for a few years. Was in A/F shop my whole time. Spent better part of Kennedy cruise on the roof as T/S until falling of BN side trying to get down after fixing hyd leak!!! Remember Seabag
Heinrich, RobertAT2Mar 10, 1984 – Nov 30, 1987I severed in VA85 for 3 years and enjoyed every cruise, I am now an A&P mech working on private aircraft
Barnett, John/barnyE-4/AD3Jan 14, 1988 – Nov 21, 1988I was fortunate to be a Buckeye during this time frame onboard our GREAT Countries named Ship!! Great squadron+ Great ship= A lifetime of memories.... priceless.
Skelton, RonnyAMH 11989 – 1991Special thanks to the chief who got me orders to HC 16 in Pensacola fl.Sorry I can't remember his name.They say that's the second thing to go!ha ha
Negron, RobertoAQAN-AT3May 28, 1989 – Mar 31, 1992Had a rough time at first but learned to enjoy it afterwards.
Carter, CraigAD3Aug 25, 1989 – Nov 2, 1992Line Shack, Phase, Power Plants Shop
Parker, Keith/rodneyAECSJul 8, 1991 – Aug 31, 1995
Byron, JamesAT3Nov 1, 1991 – Jun 22, 1994Joined VA-85 in November, 1991, worked as the day shift flight deck troubleshooter. Best job I ever had.

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