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Circa 1959

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News June 1959 "...FASRons To Be Dissolved - Page 1 - Naval Aviation News - June 1959..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1959/jun59.pdf [15AUG2004]

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Circa 1958

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraFASRON-6 History "...CDR Hosey At FASRON Six Helm - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 16 - NO 37 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 11 DEC 1958..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [06MAR2011]


Circa 1956

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraFASRON-6 History "...Scouting Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 14 - NO 10 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 31 MAY 1956..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [18FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraFASRON-6 History "...Scouting Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 14 - NO 9 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 24 MAY 1956..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [18FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraFASRON-6 History "...Scouting Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 14 - NO 8 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 17 MAY 1956..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [18FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraFASRON-6 History "...Scouting Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 14 - NO 7 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 10 MAY 1956..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [18FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraFASRON-6 History "...Scouting Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 14 - NO 6 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 03 MAY 1956..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [18FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraFASRON-6 History "...FASRON-6 Chief Designs Tool For Cleaning, Polishing Jet Engines - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 14 - NO 6 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 03 MAY 1956..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [18FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News January 1956 "...FASRON-6 Man Wins Honors - Page 28 - Naval Aviation News - January 1956..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1956/jan56.pdf [08AUG2004]

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Circa 1955

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraFASRON-6 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 13 - NO 30 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 20 OCT 1955..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [10FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraFASRON-6 History "...Queeny, Pals Take Over AD-6 At FASRON-6 - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 13 - NO 20 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 11 AUG 1953..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [08FEB2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1955 "...FASRON-6 Commends Mechanic - Page 30 - Naval Aviation News - October 1955..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1955/oct55.pdf [05AUG2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News July 1955 "...Compressor Blade Cleaner - Page 35 - Naval Aviation News - July 1955..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1955/jul55.pdf [04AUG2004]

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Circa 1952

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraFASRON-6 History "...Scouting Jacksonville Area Squadrons (FASRON-6 and FASRON-109) - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 9 - NO 46 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 28 FEB 1952..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [03JAN2011]


Circa 1951

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraFASRON-6 History "...Scouting The Squadrons - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 8 - NO 44 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 25 January 1951..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [03JAN2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News October 1951 "...Jet Stand Built At Cecil - Page 36 - Naval Aviation News - October 1951..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1950s/1951/oct51.pdf [25JUL2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Jun 30, 1959 - VP-30 was put into commission at FAW-2, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. FASRON-6 and FASRON-109 disestablished. Station CO Parrish retires..." http://www.nasjax.navy.mil/command%20information/chronology.htm [10JAN2004]


Circa 1949

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraFASRON 6 History "...The attached photo was found in a letter my dad, Charles Baker, wrote to his mother. The letter was written in March 1949 while my dad was in NAS Jacksonville, Florida in the US Navy. I have no idea in what newspaper this picture was printed or exactly when the picture was taken but I do know that my dad was discharged July 7, 1950 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. If anyone remembers my dad or if there is any FASron Six historical information concerning my dad, I would appreciate receiving any information. My dad passed away in 1957 when I was 3 years old..." Contributed by Pauline (Baker) Swanson svensson@bluevalley.net [2011]


Circa 1948

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Nov 10, 1948 - Carrier Air Group 8 (VF-81, VF-82, VF-83, VA-84, VA-85) and FASRon 6, first groups under Fleet Air Jacksonville, arrive. Assigned to NAS JACKSONVILLE. Rear Admiral Durgin becomes Commander Fleet Air Jacksonville. Captain Lee becomes Chief of Staff..." http://www.nasjax.navy.mil/command%20information/chronology.htm [10JAN2004]


Circa 1940

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...FASRON 6, NAS Jacksonville, Florida- was a very large Aircraft Service Squadron supporting all the Air Groups under COMFAIRJAX (Commander Fleet Aircraft Jacksonville) Florida from the 1940s through the 1950s. I served in this unit, in the Ordnance Department, almost one year (1951-1952). Many of the incidents that I was in are reported in my series "Wings & Things" at http://www.vpnavy.org/wings.html and you can check that out there. The FASRON supported several outlying activities, including the Naval Bombing Target installation at Switzerland, Florida, where I also served.The squadron patch was a swarm of Navy fighter planes taking off from a Carrier and forming the numeral "6". The motto on the patch was "Service To The Fleet". My best friend was an Airman, Don Angst from Ohio (?), who later went to Lakehurst Parachute Riggers School in NJ. While there, he visited (1953 ?) Trudy and I at our honeymoon cottage in North Jersey, and we wound up on a Sunday night having to drive him all the way back to Lakehurst and return home ourselves. No easy task in those days before the Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike. If Don or any of his relatives read this, send me an e-mail and get in touch. We have 46 years to catch up on. (Don and I joined the Knights of Columbus together)...." Contributed by Robert E. Woerner robertewoerner@cs.com WebSite: Wings the Thing! [15MAR99]


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