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Capt. Charles E. Ray  
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In his memory:


Capt. Charles E. Ray, USN Ret.
VFP-62 circa 1957-58


Updated: April 18, 2013

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    Memories and Tributes


  • I found out that charles e ray who went to photo school with me and Charlie Sturm and joined VFP-62 at the same time. He was detachment officer in charge on the Saratoga in 1958 while I was on the USS Essex. He also became the squadron commander of VF-111 the Sun Downers 1963-65 flying Crusaders and was involved in the early Vietnam operations. Click on this link to read more: Sun Downer website . That is him smiling in the picture on the upper right. He is mentioned at the beginning of chapter IV "Vietnam" in the book "VF11/111 Sundowners 1942-95" sending Crusader fighters to escort photo recon planes in operation Yankee Team. Again, our photo squadron attracted some great people.--Richard Maioriello


  • Click to see: Det 43-58 group photo


  • [Webmaster's Note: See additional information on Capt. Ray this site: "Squadron History" and "VFP-62 Memorabilia Det 43-58 Newsletters"


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