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VP-42 Memorial
VP-42 Crew - In Memorium - VP-42 Crew

"Eternal Father Strong To Save"
The Navy Hymn
Sailor Aviators Version

Eternal Father, Strong to Save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid'st the mighty Ocean deep
Its' own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea.

Lord, guard and guide the men who fly
Through the great spaces in the sky.
Be with them always in the air,
In dark'ning storms or sunlight fair.
O, Hear us when we lift our prayer,
For those in peril in the air.

But when at length our course is run,
Our work for home and country done,
Of all the souls that flew and sailed,
Let not one life in thee be failed,
But hear from heaven our sailors cry,
And grant eternal life on high.

May all our departed shipmates rest in peace.

Eternal Father by the U.S. Navy Band's Sea Chanters (668 kbytes - WAV file)

September 20th, 1962 Missing Aircraft Found on Montague Island in the Gulf of Alaska
Contributed by Tom Suglio AMS AN tsuglio@aol.com [19FEB99]
North Island Plane Burns
Marines Reach Debris On Slop of Mountain


The burned wreckage of a twin-engine North Island Navy patrol plane carrying a crew of 10 was found early today on Montague Island in the Gulf of Alaska. There were no survivors.

The Navy said the plane, object of an intensive sea, air and land search since Saturday, had crashed against a mountain at 1,900 feet and burned.

A 20-man force of Marines, placed ashore off the Navy's USS Kodia, was sent to the crash scene after the wreckage was spotted from the air by a Coast Guard Albatross. The ground crew took the bodies from the wreckage and placed them aboard the Kodiak.

The search was conducted from the Navy's Alaska Sea Frontier.

Break in Weather


The wreckage was spotted as the searchers got their first break from the weather.

The aircraft was from the 42nd Navy Patrol Squadron at North Island. It left there Sept. 3 for temporary duty at Kodiak, Alaska. It was due back in San Diego Friday.

The patrol plane, a twin-engine Martin Marlin, was on a routine reconnaissance flight when it disappeared about 150 miles southeast of Anchorage, Alaska. It was missed when it failed to make a routine communications report Saturday.

The Navy identified the mssing airmen as:

LCdr. Henry B. Nix, 33
Pilot
910 Coronado Ave., Coronado

Lt. Allen Feinstein, 26
Co-Pilot
235 D. Ave., Coronado

Ltjg. Lawrence S. Hembree, 25
Navigator
Aprtment G 705 D. Ave., Coronado

David L. Hart, 20
Aviation Electronics Technician
2305 C. St., San Diego

Romy G. Bradberry, 32
Aviation Electrician
654 Elm Ave., Imperial Beach

Ralph C. Poort, 36
Aviation Machinest's Mate
5542 Bergen St., San Diego

James L. Kirkey, 21
Aviation Electronics Technician
Trempealeau, Wis.

Hiram C. Hurd, 21
Aviation Ordinanceman
Tulsa, Okla

Ralph D. King, 21
Aviation Structural Mechanic
Apartment D. 2659 E. St., San Diego

Robert J. Joss, 24
Aviation Electronics Technician
Painesville, Ohio

The pilots wife, Mrs. Mary Nix, mother of five children was under a doctor's care. Nix, an Annapolis graduate, is a Navy veteran of 11 years. Their children are Kenneth, 16; Lindell, 15; Carole, 11; Thomas, 10, and Laura, 5.

Hembre and his wife Georgianna, have a daughter, Renee, 1.

UPDATE "...I was in the navy from 1959 until 1963. I went to at school at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. While there I was friends with James L. Kirkey. After school I served aboard NAS Point Mugu, California and Jim served with VP-42 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. We lost Jim September 20th, 1962 (SEE: In Memorial for VP-42 lost friends...September 20th, 1962). I remember him and think about him several times a year..." Contributed by John Stambaugh jstambau@totalusa.net [22AUG2011]

UPDATE"...Copy of Memorial Service Program..." Contributed by STEBBINS, LCDR Donald J. c/o His Son Craig Stebbins castebbins@hotmail.com [25OCT2002]
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UPDATE "...In reference to the SP5-M that crashed in Alaska in September, 1962 (In Memorial for lost friends...September 20th, 1962). It was the last SP5-M built by the Martin company. It had a bronz plaque to the left of the ladder going up to the flight deck indicating it was the last seaplane build. The plane belonged to crew 1. When Crew 6 was preparing for their short deployment to Alaska, their airplane developed problems and could not fly, so they took RB-1. I lost some good friends on that crew and later on December 23rd, when we lost a plane and crew South of San Diego...TROXEL, Douglas tusouls@cyberport.com..." [21FEB2001]

UPDATE "...the airplane for the accident in Alaska Sept 20, 1962 wasn't a PBM-5. It was a SP5-2M Marlin and was 147937. I don't know if I have the SP5 part correct (stomped too many brain cells today) anyway it was a P5..." Contributed by Mark M. Satterlee msatterlee2@excite.com[24MAR99]


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