BARBARA LEWIS:  We are sad to report that Barbara Lewis, wife of Col Robert W. “Snake” Lewis, passed away at 12:05 am on the 7th of January 2012, following a long battle with lung cancer. Services were held on the 12th of January at the Dardenne Presbyterian Church, Highway N, O’Fallon, MO. Barbara was interred with her husband at the Resurrection Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


UTAH DENNIS:  We just received news of the death of Maj (Ret) Utah "Coffee" G.L. Dennis. We will post more information as it becomes available

P-51 MUSTANG COCKPIT


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KUDOS


Our thanks to all who have contributed photographs, super sea stories, and other valuable bits and pieces of information for use on our website. See the of Contributors on the Kudos page.


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Squadron-235

WELCOME
This is the Home Page of Squadron 235. The Death Angels. We are a small band of Marines all of whom served in one or more of the following Marine Corps Aviation Squadrons: VMSB-235, VMF-235, VMF(AW)-235, VMFA-235. Our members, while in these squadrons, flew, crewed or serviced & maintained the SBD Dauntless, F4U Corsair, F9F Panther, FJ Fury, F8 Crusader, F4 Phantom, or F/A18 Hornet aircraft during the period from 01 JAN 1943 to 14 JUN 1996.
We are an "At Large" Squadron of the Marine Corps Aviation Association and we gather each year in conjunction with the MCAA Annual Symposium. Our first reunion took place in Pensacola in 1989. We continue to meet each year at the site of the MCAA Symposium. 16-19 May of 2012 we will be in Oxon Hill, Maryland (Washington D.C.) celebrating the 100th year of Marine Corps Aviation.

If you served in one of the 235 squadrons and are not on our roster please notify us through the Contacts link. Welcome aboard and Semper Fi.
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HORNET DATA UPDATE


Our thanks to new Death Angles contributors Rod von Lipsey and Michael “Juice” Sobyra for more photos and updated information on the Hornet and on VMFA-235 in Desert Storm. See these pages in the Archives and more Hornet pictures on the F/A18 page.

AVIATION TIES ARE HERE


Doppeldecker Designs, maker of excellent neckties, just announced that Crusader ties are now  available. Check them out at www.2decker.com  FJ and F4H ties also available.

CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS


October 1962. Tense times. VMF(AW)-235 was there. See more in the archives. Suggested read: One Minute to Midnight by Michael Dobbs.

TRAINING RECORDS


For those Naval Aviators designated before 1959, request your records with a signed letter/fax from the National Museum of Naval Aviation, 1750 Radford Blvd., Suite C, Pensacola, FL 32508-5402.


For all others, contact via a signed letter/fax: Chief of Naval Air Training, ATTN: Student Control Office, 250 Lexington Blvd., Site 125, Corpus Christi, TX  78419.

LACB - 25 GREAT SUCCESS


The Last Annual Crusader Ball was held in Pensacola 3-7 May 2011 in conjunction with Naval Aviation’s Centennial celebration. The Friday Gunfighters’ Ball drew a record crowd. PHOTOS HERE.

WELCOME ABOARD SERGEANT MAJOR            



Walter T. Jennings (Tom) has been installed as the Squadron-235 Sergeant Major. Tom served with the Squadron in Beaufort, SC and Atsugi, Japan from 1960 to 1964. He has remained in touch with many fellow squadron members over the years, and has been instrumental in organizing reunions and gatherings of former 235 members.


We look forward to Tom’s contributions to the Squadron. For Tom’s contact information, see the Contacts page.

 

MCAA SYMPOSIUM AND REUNION - OXON HILL, MD WASHINGTON (DC): 16-19 MAY 2012


The 2012 Symposium, and the celebration of the Centennial of Marine Aviation, made for a grand event in our capitol city. Click for photos.


2013 Symposium will be in Reno. 2014 Symposium possibly Pensacola or Orlando.

GITMO ’61 PHOTOS UPDATED


Our thanks to Sheila McCallum, Joe Lynch’s thoughtful daughter, for sending old photos her Dad took in Gitmo in 1961. Enjoy.    PHOTOS HERE.

TAPS


ROBERT “HONDO” ONDRICK:  We are saddened to report the death of Col. Robert “Hondo” Ondrick. A long-time friend and an active member and officer of Squadron-235, Bob served for many years as Vice President & Social Director of the Squadron. His quick wit, dry sense of humor, and hard work, will be sorely missed.


Grave-side Services for Hondo were held at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, 12 March 2012 at 3:00 PM. There was a reception afterwards at the Fort Myers Officers Club.

GREAT TURNOUT FOR PHANTOM II GATHERING


235 alum attend Phantom Soiree at Town and Country, San Diego.

Bob Johnson (235 Historian)

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Dave Swaney (Editor: 235 Red Nose Review). On right