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Black Knights (VF 154) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Black Knights (VF 154). 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 51 crew members registered for the Black Knights (VF 154).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1986 | 1987 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodRemarks/Photo
Taylor, JackAE3Jan 24, 1953 – Sep 21, 1953
Taranto, BobAT3Mar 22, 1954 – Feb 22, 1955Hi Would like to hear from anyone in the 1954, 1955, time frame. Hello Candella are you out there? Scochi.
Heil, WalterYN2Aug 5, 1959 – Jan 5, 1960
Lister, LarryADJ3Apr 1960 – Apr 1962Line Crew 60-61cruise on the Coral Sea, and Power Plants 61-62 with the F8U's.
Wall, Jimame21962 – Oct 10, 1964
Kelso, Billy Randall (Randy) profile iconAQF2Apr 1964 – Jul 27, 1966Boot; San Diego, 28 Nov 62-Feb 66. NATTC Memphis Mar 63-Feb 64. VF-124 @ NAS Miramar, 1964. VF-154 @ NAS Miramar & aboard CVA-43 1964-65, first Nam cruise for the ship. TAD to VA-125 for nuke loading school, 1964.
Claflin, DannyANMay 1965 – Feb 1967Checking to see if some of the guys are still around, Tomas Monahan (sp) Dave Lindstrom also if I can get hats and coats from our Vietnam gear patches etc, .
Whittemore, LarryADJ31967 – Aug 15, 1969Wow, what an experience, Great time as a "roof-rat" Plane Captain, and Troubleshooter. Line periods during TET, and Up to Korea on the Pueblo Incident.Quite a weather change!
Dawson, ThomasAE-31967 – 1969Served with VF-154 BLack Knights, USS Ranger '67 thru '69 in Vietnam. Participated in the Pueblo Incident. Worked the flight deck as an AE Troubleshooter. Witnessed 3 flightcrew walk into a Spad prop. Terrible accident.
Koger, GeorgeANJul 16, 1967 – Jun 196867'- 68' nam cruise.....worked on line crew. 1st class by nickname of "Tiger" was our supervisor. Left squadron after cruise and attended AQ-A school in Millington, Tn. Presently reside in Peoria, Az.
Peschke, EverettAQB-21968 – Apr 1970
Lowery, RonABH4May 15, 1968 – Oct 10, 1969I was the squadron ppo and worked in the line division.
Lewis, GreggE-41969 – 1972I'm looking for the Guys I worked with in the ET Shop (Missile Technician) for the F-4J Phantom II.
Valencic, MiloADJ2Mar 1969 – Jun 1971
Meacham, LeeAMH21971 – 1972
Silva, Don profile iconAD2Sep 1971 – Feb 1975I was a Plane Captian; an LSO Spotter during most of my first Westpac; then finished my time as a squadron jet engine mechanic.
Burns, Philipat 3Oct 1, 1971 – Mar 1, 1973none ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Barger, BruceAirman1972 – 1973Plane Captain - Good ole "Larrys Wonders" Great times were had! 72-73 West Pac cruise.
Taylor, Douglas DAD2Feb 10, 1972 – Aug 10, 1973Looking for any of my mech crew, 72-73 Ranger cruise, AIMD engine shop.
Debaecke, IvanAO2Mar 1972 – Sep 1975Checked in as AO2, changed rate to AZ. Retired at Millington Jan 87 after completion of AZ "DAC school" instructior assignment.
Robbins, DaveAE-3Aug 1, 1972 – Feb 14, 1974I was assigned to the electric shop then went to IMA. Had a ball aboard ship with all the sites and friends I made. After that went home to Missouri to farm. Also joined the Mo. Army National Guard and retired in 1998.
Gustafson, Paul profile iconAD21973 – 1977Plane Captain for my first WestPac cruise, engine crew after, then TDY to the engine shop for the second cruise.
Gustafson, Gordonams-2May 1973 – Feb 1975
Mock, ChuckAMS-3Apr 4, 1974 – Jul 15, 1977Plane Captain from 1974 to 1975 Trouble Shooter from 1975 to 1977
Kearney, SteveAQ3May 1974 – Jul 16, 1977
Meyers, JoeAQ3Jun 26, 1974 – Jun 26, 1976
Morin, DouglasAAFeb 1975 – 1976My first cruise
Walker, JeffAirman Plane CaptainSep 1, 1975 – Dec 31, 1976
Phillips, Gene profile iconAE11978 – 1979TAD to IMA WC 620. Made one cruise on the Ranger.
Pagan, RandyAKC (AW) Randy PaganJan 1, 1978 – Dec 1, 1979looking for MCPO James Redd does anyone remember our "bump" threw the straight of Harmuz
Druckemiller, Gary (Druckey)AMH-3Feb 27, 1978 – Feb 27, 1984some of my best memories in life during first west pack on USS-Ranger 1979-1980 . getting hit by tanker in IO. American hostages coming home from Iran.. Salute to all my shipmates..
Nyberg, JohnAE2Jan 17, 1979 – Jun 16, 1982AE trained and served with the Line most of that time. Plane Captain during the Ranger cruise and Troubleshooter while on the Coral Sea. The Line kicked ass and it was great being around this group.
Hickey, DavidAT11981 – 1985
Randolph, MarkAME1Dec 1981 – Aug 1986Had some good times at Miramar. Maintaining Phantoms and Tomcats with great pride. As I reflect back on those days I spent with my shipmates kinda makes me miss all of them and the good times we had. Any Knight Baby!
Lafferty, TerryAMS 31982 – 1986Best Time Of My Life.
Royce, DaveAME11983 – 1986
Hysinger Jr, Rodneyame-3Jan 21, 1984 – Aug 11, 1986 I really miss the friendships and easy times that I enjoyed with the guys I worked with back then thank you.
Ball, RandyAMEC (AW)Feb 2, 1986 – Apr 5, 1989
Grimes, DaleAE2Mar 1986 – Jan 1990Work in AE shop and Trouble Shooters.
Ramos, Albert profile iconAO2Jul 1986 – Dec 1989My first Command! I really missed all the AO's and the 2 west pacs we made on the connie! What an awesome experience!!! My first Gunner CWO2 Ramsey and AOCS IKE really took care of their AO's!!. From AOAN to AO2.

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