A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Neptune Is Launching Plateform - Page 20 - Naval Aviation News - December 1963..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1963/dec63.pdf [27AUG2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...FireBee, Its Engines As Yet Unfired - Page 20 - Naval Aviation News - December 1963..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1960s/1963/dec63.pdf [27AUG2004]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...I too, am in the surprise mode of why UTRON-8 was also not mentioned as a participant of the Cuban Missle Crisis. VU-8 flew SAR patrols around Cuba, and also made a landing to drop off a few VU-8 personnel who volunteered to assist the ground troops...Michael P. Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org..." [18AUG2003]
A BIT OF HISTORY: VU-8 Plaque "...My Father-in-Law, PNC Robert C. Ellis Retired, was a Plank Owner of VU-8 while statoined at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. This is his original UTRON EIGHT plaque..." Contributed by ETC(SW) Ken Leff email@example.com [12SEP2018]
A BIT OF HISTORY: VU-8 Squadron "...Utility Squadron Eight - NS Roosevelt Roads, PR - November 18th, 1960 - Photograph courtesy of LT(jg) Web Herman (VU-8 Plank Owner)..." Contributed by Scott A. Siedschlag firstname.lastname@example.org [11JAN2007]
A BIT OF HISTORY: "...I arrived at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR in June of 1959 on a sub tender. I reported in to what was then GMSRON-2. The squadron had not been there very long. Before that the squadron had been in Chincotigue, VA and was GMGRU-2. In 1959 the squadron had two P2V-5FDs, two JDs, two HSS helos, numerous FJs, F9F-2s, F9F-6s and KDA RYAN drones. Sometime later, I don't remember exactly, we became FLEET UTILITY SQUADRON EIGHT (FLUTRON-8, may not be spelled correctly) and then we became VU-8. The events I remember most...was an inspection: The squadron collected everyones medals and awards and issued each person an equal amount for uniformity. At the time I think I had one medal, a GE-DUNK medal. However, for that inspection, I had a chest full. We also had a sock inspection where we had to place our foot foward and pull up our trousers. We had at least three crashes that resulted in the death of two young officers and an older LT. Tiller. Webber was killed in a helo crash..." Contributed by GEAROLD O BATSON email@example.com[26DEC97]
"VU-8 Summary Page"