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Pacemakers (VF 121) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who were assigned to the Pacemakers (VF 121). 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 39 crew members registered for the Pacemakers (VF 121).

NameRank/RatePeriodRemarks/Photo
Nebergall, Maurice1st class petty officer1945 – 1945My Dad served on the Marcus Island. He passed in 2007 at age 80. He always spoke fondly of his time aboard the ship. I'm proud he served in the finest Navy on earth and we all miss him and his stories about his Navy buds
McCollum, PhillipAD11954 – 1955Great Cruise-Capt. Bennie Moore was skipper We went to Viet-nam before we knew there was a Vietnam.The French was fighting the Vietnam (and losing) We went thinking they (the French) would ask for our help.
Everitt, OscarAT2May 1958 – Dec 1960Worked for Avionics shop chief Barney Evans We formed the West Coast RAG
Asada, Charlie profile iconAE4Aug 1, 1961 – Dec 31, 19641962, made a Mid Pac cruise with CAG12 ( F3's -VF121) aboard the USS Hancock out of Alameda and was on the bingo crew at Barbers Point on Oahu. 1963, made my first F4 carrier landing on the USS Oriskany.
Cook, FrankAMH3Apr 1962 – Apr 1964Right from boot camp as an e2,plane captain on the F3D, F3H, and F4H.
Covert, JackAQF3Feb 11, 1963 – Feb 4, 1967
Alcorn, Anthony (Tony)ADJ3Jul 1963 – Oct 1965Just watched the oldest Nephew leave for Boot Camp. Brings back good memories of the guys I severed with.
Smathers, KennethE-41964 – 1966
Kennebeck, DonaldLT(LDO)Mar 1964 – Mar 1967
Pett, Raymond (Dave)ADJ 1Jul 1964 – Dec 9, 1966Just want to contact anyone who may have been ther from 1964 to 1966 I worked the flightline
Gildersleeve, DennisPRAN1965 – 1967Spent most of my time working at NAS paraloft. Enjoyed my time there and all the friends I worked with.
Ron, Stiles profile iconAME3Apr 6, 1965 – Sep 29, 1967Would like to get in touch with my VF121 shipmates. I was stationed there 1965-1967.The best time in my life. Loved it
Cort, DavidE2Sep 1, 1965 – Dec 1, 1965this was for plane captain training , went on too VF114 aboard the Kitty Hawk :-)
Nichols, Edward (Nick)ADJ-3Oct 15, 1965 – Jul 29, 1968I worked the flight line for 2 years, then became a Master-At-Arms, for my last year. Many Carrier Quals, trips to Yuma, Arizona, El Centro NAF, San Clemente Island, what an experience for a 20 yr. old!
Cort, DavidE3Jul 1, 1966 – Jul 1, 1968I was assigned as a crew chief / plane captain trainer . When the Forrstall ? had Their fire aboard in June ? '68 I was sent back too Subic Bay and hooked up with VF 143 , The Pukin Dogs and went aboard The Connie
Montizor, Franklin "Banzai" profile iconANJul 1967 – Oct 1967
Beck, MelvinAQF3Nov 1967 – Nov 1970Served with some great guys and got to work on the F4's. Great plane and great times.
Hall, BirtE41968 – 1971
Dehnel, John profile iconAQ2Feb 1968 – Jan 1971Really great times there with a great group of guys. I worked night shift almost my entire time there, saw Top Gun started, and had many great experiences. Was Night Shift Supv '70-'71.
Deckert, Fredric (Fred)E-3 ANSep 21, 1968 – Feb 4, 1970The Line Div. has a great group of guys to work with. Thank You for Serving. We did our work and did it well.
Edwards, Ken (Ed)AKANJan 1969 – Feb 1970I worked in supply but I worked in maintenance control most of the time.
Wicks, Ronald Ladj2Jan 10, 1969 – Sep 28, 1973was line po last year I was there. had a Chief named Baggay.. Had a turn card and was rear seat qualified on f4j and b.. was a friend of 1st class troubleshooter Mosely.
Morrison, BobAQ31970 – 1971Assigned to AQ shop as trainer...looking for anyone who remembers me.
Smith, JoeAnJan 2, 1970 – Feb 2, 1974
Sievers, TrevorAE2Oct 1970 – Mar 1973Training Petty Officer for VF-121
Johnson, RichardE3Nov 5, 1970 – Jun 15, 1972
Elam, Stephen profile iconADJ-2Sep 21, 1971 – Jun 10, 1973Some good people and friends. Then there was Smitty???? Main reason I decided to leave the Navy!!!!
Kwiecien, Salvator, SamAME 2May 1972 – May 1976
Oglesby, JamesE3Aug 1972 – Jul 1973Assigned to VF 121 right out of AE school in Jacksonville, FL First job was making coffee for Chief's & Officers before training on F4's. Applied for AOCS and was accepted and was sent to Pensacola for AOCS.
Spadino, JohnAE-2Nov 1972 – Aug 1975After my tour I worked for Northwest Airlines for 30 years. I recently retired
Scudder, JeffADJ/E-31973 – 1974
McCormick, MikeAe3Jan 1974 – Sep 1975
Morris, PeterAQ2Feb 1974 – Apr 1977
Daniels, Thomas EADR3Jun 20, 1975 – Jun 20, 1976Retired but loved my time at VF-121
Perkins, Robert (Bob)E-3Nov 1975 – Jan 1976Plane Captian Training....
Thompson, Charles / CharlieAE 21979 – 1982Served aboard USS Coral Sea in VF 154 81-82 West Pac
Stanfield, B. B.EnsignApr 15, 1979 – Oct 30, 1980Student NFO from arrival to departure for VAW community fall 1980. Flew crew or pilot for pay until retirement 2017. Now fly private aircraft for fun and convenience.
Neel, SkipABH1Oct 1979 – May 1981Was assigned as the Squadron Safety PO and then as the Command Career Councilor. The Squadron was being Decommissioned I helped reassign the Enlisted Members to new Duty assignments. Then I retired from active Duty.
Fedors-hill, DonnaAKANDec 1979 – Oct 1980

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