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VQ-1 Crew 2 1969 | VQ -1 Crew 2 1968

VQ-1 Crew 2 1969

A photo of Crew 2, with PR26 taken some time late 1969 in Danang
Received by email from Bill Kirner, 24 June 2006

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identifying key

Members Standing:
  1.
  2.
  3.
  4. Hal Orr
  5.
  6.
  7.
  8.
  9. Bruce Walling CT-3 (Spook-Camo-Utilities)
10.
11.
12.
13. AT-1 Ter Molen, he sat Radar (aps-20)
14.
15. LTJG Halvorsen
16.
17.
18.
Crewman at very back on ladder:
  A.

Front Squatting
  1.
  2. Jeffery Romell
  3.
  4.
  5.
  6. Michael Walsh
  7.
  8.
  9.
10.
From Hal Orr Tue Dec 11 20:20:59 2007
". . . These are not pictures of crewmembers that were involved in the crash. Don't remember if any of the persons in the pictures were in the crash. These are the regular crewmembers that flew the aircraft daily."
Kneeling #2 from left is Jeffery Romell
Kneeling #6 from left is Michael Walsh
Standing #4 from left is Hal Orr


VQ-1 Crew 2 DaNang 1968


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Three different people helped to identify the crew members in the photograph above. Some varied a little, so I made a column for each of the people's lists. Thanks to all who helped.

I am one of the crewmen pictured in the VQ-1 Crew #2 picture posted on your web site. I have a copy of that picture and I wrote the names of the  men on the back of my copy.
 
 

In the back row
 1. LT Jim Sutcliffe (eval)
 2. Dan Carlin  - (spook)
 3. LTJG Dur Halvorsen (eval)
 4. Woods - (plane captain)
 5. Walsh  (AES)
 6. Cutsforth - (operator)
 7. Ter Molen - (operator)
 8. Orr - (operator)
 9. Hopper -  (crew leader)
10.  unknown
11. Manuel - (mech)
12. Kruse - (operator)
13. Buchannan - (radio)
14. Fisher - (electrician)
15. LTJG Ray Burrows (eval)
16. unknown - (mech)
17. Swalina - (mech)

Bottom Row, left to right
 1. LT Jack Milliken (Pilot)
 2. Dennis (radio)

 3. Wilson (F/E)
 4. Russel (F/E)
 5. Preslar (radio)
 6. unknown (mech)
 7. Klaas (electrician)
 8. Harley (mech)
 9.  Kirner (radar)
10. Gillette (operator)
11. Fruick (mech)
12. LTJG Doug Ritter (pilot)
13. LT A. J. Krueger (pilot)

I also am positive that the picture was taken in 1969 not 1968, because Lt Millikan and myself were deployed as co-EWACs. I was getting to be a  short timer and he had over a year to go, we were the junior EWACs along  with Lt Mike Asher and were paired for a deployment.
Anthony Krueger
October, 2002
krutony (AT symbol) centurytel.net
I have a mug that crew 2 gave out to  crew members when they left the
squadron.  It of course has all the names of the guys on it.  So, based on
the mug and the "mug shots" let me try to ID some of the folks in the picture:

top row (left to right), the ones I'm not totally sure of are marked with a ?
 1. LT Sutcliffe (review)
 2. LT Hall (review) ??
 3. LT Halvorsen (review) ??
 4. I think his nickname was Woody,  ???
 5. AT1 Walsh ??
 6.  Unk
 7. Unk
 8. Unk, but an AT ??
 9. AT1 Hopper ???
10.  Unk
11. ADR2 Manuel
12. Unk
13. AT2 Gillette ??
14. AE2 Fisher
15. LTJG Ritter (pilot ??)
16. ADR3 Asbeck
17. AM3 Swalina

Bottom Row, left to right
 1. LT Milliken (Pilot)
 2. Unknown

 3. ADR1 Wilson (flight engineer)
 4. Unknown, possible flight engineer)
 5. AT1 Pressler (big look operator)
 6. AM3 Knowx ??
 7. AE2 Klaas (this one I am positive of...)
 8. ADR3 Harley ??
 9.  AT2 Kirner
10. Unk but he was an AT
11. Unknown
12. Unknown
13. LT Krueger (Pilot)

Yea, that was quite a crew...a couple of them were killed in DaNang when 26
pranged into the hangar.  Lost one of my best friends (ADR3 Greg Asbeck)
Skip Klaas
August, 2001
I flew on Crew 2 for about 18 Months. I am sending this list of names for the Crew Picture
 
 
 
 

Back Row
 1.
 2. is Ltjg Pressler
 3.
 4.
 5. is At1 Mike Walsh
 6. is At2 Cutsforth
 7. is At2 Al ter Molen (thats Me)
 8. is At2 Hal Orr
 9 is At1 John Hopper
10.
11.
12 is At2 Jerry Kruse
13 is At2 Buchannan
14.
15.
16.
17.

 Front Row
 1.
 2. is a radio Man but I dont remember his name
 3.
 4. I think is Adr1 Hall ?
 5. is At1 Pressler
 6.
 7.
 8.
 9.
10. Is At2 Gillette
11. Maybe Adr1 Fowler ?
12. Maybe Ltjg Ritter ?
13.

I hope these names will help.
Al Ter Molen
March 1, 2002
Number 2, Back row has also been identified by Carl V, a friend, as  LTJG  Pressler

*Note: If I may a mistake uploading information you send, please don't hesitate to call it to my attention. After comparing some information I had received I found some mistakes I had made and corrected them.