| ATC Mary Vernoy USNR-RET|
Does anyone have info on a fatal helo accident at NAS in the 1950's. The helo belonged to a squadron that moved from the old NAS to the new one. One or more streets on the base were named after casualties. My cousin served in that squadron. His wife is trying to find info on it, as he is incapacitated & we are seeking info on his Naval Service.
I served in VR-54 and VP-94 there between 1972-1994.
01/21/2014 @ 09:40 [ref: 55566]
| James Leischner|
Re-upped in 1960 after two year break. Checked into NOLA as an AT2. Had a break for AVIB and came back. Transferred to Glenview in 1968. Good duty. Retired ATCS in 1976.
11/02/2011 @ 20:48 [ref: 25914]
| Bob Judd|
I was a member of NAS NOLA Crash and Rescue there in the 60's. I was also sprayed there in the 60's. They tested agent Orange on the vegetation. I also have a picture of myself, sitting on the back of Blue Angel #6 ( F11 tiger) after it crashed and before it was mounted at the front gate.
I have many fond memories of the base and it's personnel, as well as the people of LA.
09/25/2010 @ 22:07 [ref: 10860]
| Bill Clements|
I guess I could call myself a Callender Field plank owner. In March 1958 I was transfered from NAS Niagara Falls to NAS New Orleans and served there on active duty until June 1964. I was an AT working on ground to air communications and nav aids.
11/12/2008 @ 04:41 [ref: 8510]
| david ebeling|
Can anyone tell me where I can get at least one photo of the aircraft based at the original New Orleans NAS at the lakefront.
10/07/2008 @ 18:06 [ref: 8455]
| Willard E. Bedford|
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
I am a plank-owner at Callender Field. We decommissioned the Lakefront NAS in Dec.1957 and commissioned Callender Field in 1958. I was a member of VS821 at the time, later transfered to AWS82,as an Air Controlman.
I entered the Naval Air Reserve on 4 Oct 1957,The day the Russians put up the 1st "Sputnik".
03/06/2007 @ 18:04 [ref: 5691]
| Sion Carter|
I made an emergency landing at Alvin Callender in January, 1957, prior to its opening. An Air Force T-33, it was the first fixed wing aircraft to use the new runway.
09/09/2005 @ 16:22 [ref: 4424]
| Sion Carter|
I made an emergency landing at Alvin Calendar in January, 1957, prior to its opening. An AF T-33, it was the first fixed wing aircraft to use the new runway.
09/09/2005 @ 16:14 [ref: 4423]
| Doug Rathbun|
The airfield is three feet below sea level if I remember correctly. I used to fly there with the Navy flying club and was a Marine stationed there
08/31/2005 @ 09:49 [ref: 4389]
| B E HOWARD|
HOW FAR BELOW SEALEVELISOLD NAS, HOMEOF THE FIGHTING COONASS'S 1964 - 1967 IWILL STOP IN TOVISIT THE OLD PLACE IN JULY 04
06/25/2004 @ 17:49 [ref: 3230]