the assorted works of G. H. Spaulding

 

 

VP-17's Final Cruise Book

Squadron first commissioned - 3 January 1944

Ultimately disestablished - 31 March 1995

 

Final cruise book - Dodge, 1994

(Click photos to enlarge)

 

1994 deployment photos

CAC-5 in Diego Garcia 1994.

Taken on the HMS Unicorn in Diego Garcia after completion of an exercise with her.

 

(L - R)   Lt Clark (PPC), Lt Collins (TACCO), Lt Ormrod (2P), Lt Roulston (Nav), AO2 Cotter (Ord), AW2 Rosado (SS-3), AW1 Baustian (SS-2), AT3 Gartman (IFT), and AW1 Gonsalvez (SS-1)

CAC-5 in Diego Garcia 1994

 

(L - R)  Back Row: AO2 Cotter (Ord), Lt Ormrod (2P), AT3 Gartman (IFT), Lt Clark (PPC),  Lt Roulston (Nav), AW1 Gonsalvez (SS-1), AD2 Richards (FE)

Front Row: Lt Collins (TACCO), AW1 Baustian (SS-2), AW2 Rosado (SS-3)

 

Above photos of 1994 cruise book cover and CAC-5 courtesy of

Steve Rosado

Project Engineer

ASEC-Incorporated

21801 N. Shangri-La Dr. Suite F

Lexington Park, Md. 20653

301-863-1732 (w)

410-474-5328 (c)

 

Note: AW-1 Rosado was a SS-3 in VP-17 at the time of its disestablishment.

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And here's the next to last cruise book

Misawa - 1992

Looking through this cruise book, produced some 20 years after our time in the squadron and two years before its decommissioning on 31 March 1995,  is in many ways like going back in time.  The obvious main difference is the number of women aboard in the 1990s. Perhaps it became a kinder, gentler outfit. Here are just a few representative photos. More to be added as time permits. Also, this cruise book will be available for viewing at the 2007 reunion.

CPA Mt. Fuji

 

Ordnanceperson

 

Some corrosion control folks

 

Crew 3, The Flying Elvises

 

Sensor operators

 

Barracks life

 

Power Plants

 

CAC 6 ("C.V. Air")

 

Is that a flashlight, or are you just happy to see me?

 

Couple or tight crew?

 

Homecoming from Misawa, Japan '93

 

 

 

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