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Fred Block Email
Feb 5

City, State: Lakewood, WA

Comments:
I went TAD to VR24 in Naples during the Yom Kippur war in 1973. It was the best duty I had in my 4 years in the Navy.


Vanesa Benítez Zamora Email
Jan 21

City, State: Seville,Spain

Comments:

My name is Vanesa Benítez Zamora. I work in film industry and TV in Spain.

 

I´m currently making a research in order to make a documentary film about Rota (Spain)  between  the 60´s-80´s showing some historical, social and cultural aspects with testimonies and archives.

 

 

The goal is to compose a choral portrait of that period, with people who passed through Rota at that time. It will be focused on the cultural blend/contrast or even collide between people from America, Rota, and some other countries, due to the impact of the American Naval Base establishment  in that small Spanish village at the end of the 50´s from the past century.

 

I´ve come through  http://www.vr-24.org/  website, where I found your contact, and I think I could find what I´m looking for:  To get in touch with some VR-24 squadron members  from the 60´s to 80´s stationed in Rota, and maybe, they would be interested in talking about their memories and experiences. 

 

On the other hand, I would need many archives to illustrate that period. I´m also looking for people who want to collaborate with their own  archives (old footage, pictures,graphic material, audio records, etc) from Rota and people who passed through there in that period from 60´s to 80´s, mainly. Any kind of graphic material you could kindly contribute would be very welcome. Very appreciated if you could spread the word in your website.

 

 

I´ve seen many pictures  in your website, and I would like to ask you, if is  there any possibility of getting permit of license to use them in the film. I will need as much pictures and footage as possible, so any kind of collaboration,  will be very welcome. 

 

Without further ado, I hope we could find a way to collaborate together in this film. I hope we can keep in touch.

 

If you need some extra information about me or my project, do not hesitate and contact me to this e-mail address I´m writing from rotadocumental@gmail.com.

Thank you very much


Vanesa Benítez Zamora


allan pochop Email
Jan 2

City, State: vacaville, ca

Comments:
1961.  NAS ops. I was assigned the SAR Uf, BuNo. 137922 at Port Lyautey.  We had departed the air station for a 4 hour local flight.  When we received information that there was a party caught in the under tow off of Media Beach.
Flying over the beach we observed that a person was floating face down in the water.
The Hup was alerted, and upon arriving on station, went to hover and was about to lower ADR3 Miller for recovery.
At this time the heli wash pushed the body under the water.
Around 7-10 days later the body washed ashore.
As I understood that the person was an LtJg in VR-24.


Darrell E. Brock Email
Dec 22, 2015

City, State: Vero Beach, Fl

Comments:
A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY SEASON TO ALL VR24 SHIPMATES AND THEIR FAMILIES, ESPECIALLY THOSE I SERVED WITH BETWEEN 1954 AND 1957 AT BOTH PORT LYAUTEY AND THE NAPLES DETACHMENT


Chuck Dunning Email
Nov 14, 2015

City, State: Haines City,Florida

Comments:
Stationed at Port Lyauty,1951-1952.Vr-24.Looking for Fred Farnsworth,John Anderson(Andy).


GEORGE J KERNER Email
Nov 10, 2015

City, State: ARVADA CO

Comments:
Worked in powerplant shop 1977-1981


Richard E. Casagrand Email
Nov 8, 2015

City, State: Fenton, Missouri

Comments:
I was stationed in VR-24 Sigonella Sicily 1978-1981.  My first squadron during my Navy career.  Hope to hear from some of my old VR friends.


Edward Smith Email
Oct 21, 2015

City, State: Las Vegas, NV 89129

Comments:
Greetings to my old neighbors!  
I was with VQ2 '67-70. I recently republished a book about the history of the Naval Base at Rota Spain. You can find information about the book by going to Facebook and searching for Naval Station Rota Spain or my page under Edward Smith Las Vegas.  I will try to contact one of your officers to see if we can offer it at the reunion at a special price. Bilingual Spanish and English!  Smitty


William Loder Email
Oct 2, 2015

City, State: Brewster MA

Comments:
Hi, I am searching for a crew member that went by the name of John T. Sherwood  . From what I have researched he served on r5d56529. I found other info. r5d 56529 port lyautey ?  My Brother came across a card that was given to John Sherwood. It was for crossing the equator March 11, 1957. What is really special it has Richard Nixon's Signature on it.  I would like to get any info about this. I believe he was in the Navy. Looking for someone that might remember that flight. I know it might lead to nothing, but I am looking into it. THanks for any help


Richard Taylor Email
Sept 10, 2015

City, State: Jacksonville, Fl

Comments:
I was attached to VR-24 from 1985-1991. AE-3 when I arrived. Remember rescuing broken aircraft all over the theatre with John Crouse. I also served with VRC-40 and VRC-30 set 5. Just found the website. Thanks
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