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As of 04 JUN 2001

On 3 June 2001, the board of directors voted to designate all REGULAR members of the squadron on board as of 19 SEP 2001, as PLANK OWNERS. Plank Owners are shown by an *.


A.D. Burke, YG '41, LCDR, USNR (R) *
Albert R. Dilley, YG '42, LT JG, USN (R)
Alvin Haworth, '57, LCDR, USN (Ret) *
Betty (Mrs. Fred) Brown*
Bob D. Colvin, CAPT, USN (Ret) *
Buffy McCampbell, (H), Widow of CAPT David S.
Burke "Joe" Lucas, YG '46, CAPT, USN (Ret)
Charles F. Stark, Mr. 
Charlie Welling, LT USNR (R), Died 2002
Cliff Rigsbee, '51, CAPT, USN (Ret) *
David S. McCampbell, Mr. (cousin)
Dianne Gosselin, Mrs.
Don L. Bowen, '54, LCOL, USMC (Ret) Rsgnd MAR '03
Donald H. Kohnfen, Mr. * 
Edwin A. "Ned" Shuman, III, '54, CAPT, USN, (Ret) *
Fred W. Brown, CAPT, USN (Ret) *
George Anderson, CDR, USN (Ret) *
Hank Gorman, '44, CAPT, USN (Ret) *
Iain A. Currie, YG '82, CDR, USNR * , Transfd Orlando, JUN 2003
Irene N. Wirtschafter, CAPT, USN-RET, YG '44
Jack Meiners, Mr. *
Jay McCampbell, Mr. (cousin)
Jim Gregory, Mr. *
Jim Smith, Mr.
Joel H. Jacobs, '59 (H), CAPT, USMM (Ret) *
John A. Butterfield, '59, CAPT, USN (Ret) *
John E. Buchanan, LCDR, USN (Ret) *
John L. Magnon, Air Crew *
John D. Rose, LCDR, USN (IM) (R) *
John D. Van Sickle, CDR, USN, (Ret) *
Keith T. Weaver,'76, USN (Ret) *
Lori Howland, Mrs.
Louis "Lou" Romano, Jr., '67, USNR-Ret
Mike T. Burke, YG '56, LT, USNR (R) *
Mike Howland, Mr.
Marvin Krim, Mr., - Aircrew, 1943-46 * Died OCT 2002
Mariann (Mrs. Robert E.) Watkins*
Mike Welby, CMC, USN (Ret)
Peggy Warner, Mrs., Dropped from rolls JUL '03
P. X. O'Neill, '54, LT, USNR (R) - Air Crew, * 1945
RADM Bill Moffit, YG '44, USN (Ret)
RADM James Zortman, USN, CNAL (H)
RADM MikeMalone, USN, CNAP (H)
RADM P.D. Smith, USN (Ret) (H)
RADM "Swoose" Snead,'47, USN (Ret) * Died 17 APR 2003
RADM Tom Marfiak, USN (Ret)
Ray A. Schmidt, YG '49, CDR, USNR (Ret) 
Reynolds Beckwith, '49, CAPT, USN, (Ret) *
Robert L. "Crip" Crippen, YG '60, CAPT, USN (Ret) 
Robert E. Watkins, Mr. *
Ron Kennedy, YG '52, CAPT, USN, (Ret) *
VADM Joe S. Mobley, USN (Ret) (H)
William Sammons, MD *
Vincent L. Consigli, LT, USN-R *
William Fagans, ADJC, USN, (Ret) *
"Zip" Rausa, CAPT, USNR (Ret)(H)


Al Fowler, VB-15
Archie McPherson, VB-15
Calvin Platt, LT JG, VB-15
Dick Davis, CDR, VF- 15
Fred Hoole, AMM 1 C, LCDR, VB-15
Jack C. Taylor, LT JG, VF-15
John Strane*, CAPT,  VF-15
Kenneth West, LT JG, VF-15
Norm Berree,*, CAPT,  VF-15
Richard Stewart, LT JG, VF-15
Yarno Nesta, Mr., VT-15
Walter "Jake" Lundin,*, CAPT, VF-15
William Chirimbes, Mr., VT -15

The ranks noted above are the highest attained in Naval service. Mr. denotes an enlisted rank. An asterik denotes that person is in the VF-15 group picture of the squadron's Aces.

All of the men who flew as pilots or aircrew are decorated heroes. From the fighter side, Lundin, 6 1/2; Baree, 8; Strane, 13; and Taylor, 3 1/2; victories. From the dive bombers, Cal Platt was credited with multiple hits on the BB Yamato, and was in two battles of the Philippine Sea. Al Fowler crewed in many of the battles and served with, and is the cousin of later RADM Dick Fowler.

Any errors or ommissions are the editor's.