OPERATIONS



VRC-50 Operations Officers


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If you were the Operations Officer email the VRC-50 Webmaster for inclusion on this page.

Squadron Aircraft Bureau Numbers


[the C-1A and C-2A lists are incomplete...email the webmaster with any additions]

C-1A CT-39E C-130F C-2A US-3A
136767 157353 149787 148148 157998 (RG712)*
136776 157354 149793 152787 158868 (RG713) ##
136774 158381 149805 152789 157997 (RG714)##
146022 158380 149794 152786 157994 (RG715)##
157352 152788 157995 (RG716)##
152796### 157996 (RG717)**
162147
162148
162149
162150
162154
152790
152793*****
152795
152797
155120****
155121
152794
152792
152791



BUNO Wheelchair No. Original "400" Side/Nose No.
152786 50 401
152787 51 402
152788 52 403
152789 53 404
152790 54 405
152793 55 407
152795 56 411
152796 57 412
152797 58 413
148148 59 400
155120 60 414
155121 61 415
152794 62 410
152792 63 406
152791 64 never assigned
148147 "strike" 4-29-65
155122 "Naples"
155123 "Naples"
155124 "Naples"



C-2A General Information - provided by Richard Spooner.

* denotes original S-3 conversion to Miss Piggy. First US-3A flight occured on July 2, 1976.
This US-3A is now being restored for display onboard the USS Midway Museum, San Diego

** denotes aircraft destroyed in 1989 Mishap at NAS Cubi Point, RP.

****Aircraft Lost off USS Ranger 12-15-70

*****Aircraft lost 12-12-71 enroute Cubi Pt to Enterprise.

###Aircraft lost 10-02-69 enroute to Constellation

Notes on C-2A's BuNo's - addition information provided by Dick Spooner.

Information on C-2A - BuNo 15293:at 0844 on 12 December 1971, a COD flight, Grumman C-2A Greyhound (BuNo 152793),
Lieutenant Vetal C. LaMountain, Jr., pilot, and Lieutenant (jg) Gale V. Woolsey, Jr., co-pilot, VRC-50 Det Cubi Point,
took off from Cubi Point, bound for Enterprise, routed via Tan Son Nhut, for a “logistic support mission.”
Two other crewmembers, Airman James M. Van Buswum, plane captain, and ABH3 Richard C. Gaynor, load master;
together with six passengers, Petty Officer 1st Class D.E. Dickerson, CTR1 W.R. Woods, CTM2 G.K. Zeller,
CTO3 J.M. Coon, CTISN J.M. Deremigio and Seaman S.H. Elliott, were also on board. Flying across the South China Sea
on Airway R68 the Greyhound reported in at 0927, having reached Coral Intersection, at approximately 13º07’N, 117º00’E.
From 0941, however, nothing further was heard from the C-2A.
When the COD flight failed to report its next scheduled position 29 minutes later,
Tan Son Nhut became concerned, the C-2A passing its “zero fuel time” at 1330.
Not until 1650, however, did the squadron’s detachment at Cubi Point receive notification from base
operations that the flight was “overdue.” During the course of these communications,
the 13th Air Force Joint Rescue Command Center, Clark AB, Philippines, launched a SAR.
A “ramp check” of available airfields in the South China Sea area, done in the event that the
flight might divert to another field due to an emergency, turned out negative. At 0730 the following day,
13 December 1971, Coral Sea and her escorting destroyers, Chevalier (DD-805) and Epperson (DD-719),
reported spotting the Greyhound’s debris, including an empty life raft, in an area about 200 miles southwest of Subic.
None of the 10 men on board survived.

Source: http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/e4/enterprise-viiic.htm

##denotes aircraft in storage at Davis-Monthan AFB

Organization Code: P44 or P45

TEC CODES: ASBB for the US-3A; ATJE for the CT-39E; ACWA for the C-2A; ACVA for the C-1A; ACMK for the C-130F

Flight Schedule


Need the dates and route of the last flight of each of the below aircraft, if possible, while with VRC-50

DATE

SQUADRON

TYPE OF
A/C

TAIL CODE

Call Sign

Bu.No.

Show Time
ETD

ETA

DESTINATION / ROUTE

Jan/30/91

VRC-50

C-130F

RG805

Romeo Gulf 805

149805

1100
1300

1800

RPMK-RKSO

VRC-50

C-2A

RG427

Greenbush 427

XXXXXX

1100
1400

1500

RPMB-CV-RPMB

VRC-50

CT-39E

RG381

NALO381

XXXXXX

0900
1000

1800

RPMB-Singapore

VRC-50

US-3A

RG713

Miss Piggy 713

XXXXXX

1200
1400

1500

RPMB-CV-RODN



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