Naval Weather Service Association (NWSA)

 

 NAVAL WEATHER SERVICE ASSOCIATION

An association of Aerographers & Mates,
Meteorologists & Oceanographers

LOOKING FOR A SHIPMATE

 

Feel free to submit any requests to webmaster@navalweather.org

and we'll check our Bellinger List of former AGs.

To include your request in our Aerograph newsletter, submit it to aerograph@navalweather.org

 

Also try a posting on Facebook's Navy AGs (Aerographers Mates) Group.

 

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Source: Email 15 Sept. 2021


Made a post about a year ago, getting a surprising number of responses from folks I was stationed with on Adak ca 1980.

 

Still looking for Wayne Riley and Donna Crenshaw though. 

 

Anyone knowing their whereabouts please fwd my contact info to them for me.

tommykircher1@gmail.com



Source: Aerograph August 2021

I served with AG2 Stephen W. “Smitty” Smith on the USS Saratoga (CVA-60) from 1958 to 1960.  I reported as an AG3 while she was in the yard at Naval Station,  Norfolk, VA.  Smitty Smith was an especially encouraging and friendly person to me - the only USNR member in the OA Division of sixteen personnel.  After compartment cleaning duties,  bomb  working parties and fire watch assignments, they sent me to AG “C” School in January 1959 and I became the “Radiosonde Team”.  I made a Med Cruise and a half with Smitty Smith.  Releasing radiosondes on the Sara was almost impossible since the balloon inflation room was in hanger bay 3 and all the starboard airplane elevators were never available, making the one at the angle the only option.  Needless to say, I didn’t excel – but I did graduate 1st in my class of 5904 – which was worthless BTW.  After numerous consecutive unsuccessful release attempts in the MED, I was “relieved” (aka fired) and became a Watch Section Leader along with Smitty Smith.  I’d love to hear from anyone who was in OA Division during this time and knows how to contact him.


Submitted by CAPT Marshall P. “Mark” Waters III, PhD,

USNR (Ret) Email: mark-waters@nu-z.net


 

Note: For an enjoyable read (with pictures) of Captain Waters’ career, please visit NWSA link: 

http://www.navalweather.org/articles/captmarkwaters.html




Source: Aerograph May 2021

Submitted by AGC Alan Davis, USN RET



10/1/2020

Looking for Jack Knea was AG3 and probably AG2 at USNAS Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico in 1960-1962. Later, Jack also served a number of tours in various billetts at NAS Norfolk.

Gordon Grant (ex-ABH1)  kd5ylt@gmail.com



7/1/2020

Hello, my name is Robert Booth. During the mid-late 80s I was stationed
at the Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I was a Hospital Corpsman.

A very good friend of mine at that time was an Aerographer Mate. His
name was David A. Whitney.

In the May 1987 edition of The Aerograph on page 6 under "Advancements
(to)" I found, "AG2 Mark C. Kipf, and AG2 David A. Whitney."

I am wondering if there is any possibility that through your publication
I might get help finding my friend Dave?

Sincerely,
Robert E. Booth