Watson, Richard G., Jr., LTJG

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
135X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Aviation Support
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1960-1968, Naval Reserve Forces Command
Previously Held Designator/NEC
AD-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
AD-8243-A-3 Plane Captain (Flight Crew)
AWF-0000-Naval Aircrewman Mechanical
Service Years
1939 - 1968
Voice Edition
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)VP-44  Golden Pelicans AssociationMilitary Order of the World Wars (MOWW)Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA)
WW II Memorial National RegistryNaval Aviation Museum FoundationNavy League of the United StatesUnited States Navy Memorial
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)United States Naval InstituteAssociation of Aviation OrdnancemenLas Vegas Wings Chapter
American LegionMaritime Patrol Association
  1958, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1979, VP-44 Golden Pelicans Association - Assoc. Page
  1993, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) [Verified]
  1995, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, WW II Memorial National Registry [Verified]
  1995, Naval Aviation Museum Foundation [Verified]
  1996, Navy League of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1996, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1997, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, Association of Aviation Ordnancemen [Verified]
  2009, Distinguished Flying Cross Society(DFCS), Las Vegas Wings Chapter (Finance Officer) (Las Vegas, NV , Nevada) - Chap. Page
  2011, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, Maritime Patrol Association1

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am enjolying retirement with family and friends.
Other Comments:
My Naval Assignments have included many reserve squadrons that are not listed in the matrix. They are as follows:

VP-907, Plankowner, commissioned July 4, 1946 and redesignated VP-ML-57 on November 15, 1946. In February 1950, the unit was redesignated to VP-871 at which time I transferred back to active duty in February 1951. The unit was redesignated VP-19 in February 1953.

I was subsequently transferred from VP-871 to VR-5, Moffet Field, CA in September 1952 and remained there until December 1954, upon going to the active reserve with VP-871 until 1957. I was then transferred to ZP-871 (Blimp Squadron) as A/C Maintenence Officer from 1958-1960 and went inactive in 1960.
I am a qualified Flight Engineer in the following aircraft:PBY-5& 5A,PB2Y-3,PB4Y-2,R6D-1,PV-2,and the R6V.While in VR-5 I recieved a FAA Flight Engineers License and a FAA A&E license.I had already gotten my pilots license in 1949.

On November 7 2007 I was honored to be inducted into the Combat Aircrew Roll of honor on the USS Yorktown
CV 10.

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  1958-1960, 135X, Naval Reserve Forces Command

Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Naval Reserve Forces Command Unit Page

Lieutenant Junior Grade

135X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Aviation Support

NAS Oakland

 Naval Reserve Forces Command Details

Naval Reserve Forces Command

HQ/Command Elements


Parent Unit
US Navy


Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Feb 21, 2017
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
Attached to ZP-871 (Blimp Squadron)

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24 Members Also There at Same Time
Naval Reserve Forces Command

Copeland, Robert Witcher, RADM, (1935-1965) OFF 111X Rear Admiral Upper Half
Deutermann, Harold Thomas, VADM, (1927-1965) OFF 111X Rear Admiral Upper Half
Gannon, Frances X., CAPT, (1945-1977) OFF 510X Captain
Jeffords, James Merrill, CAPT, (1956-1990) OFF 250X Captain
Wolf, Fritz Emil, CDR, (1939-1967) OFF 131X Commander
Peery, Kenneth, LT, (1943-1946) OFF 110X Lieutenant
Reeves, Joe T., LT, (1955-1966) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Lodge, John Davis, CAPT, (1939-1966) OFF 655X Captain
Lodge, John Davis, CAPT, (1939-1966) OFF 655X Commander
Rauschkolb, John Andrew, SCPO, (1938-1977) SM SM-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Narehood, Ermin Daniel, CPO, (1943-1964) MM MM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Galles, Lester, PO1, (1942-1945) MM MM-9348 Petty Officer First Class
Stuvengen, Barbara (Bobbe), PO1, (1945-1959) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Fury, William, CPO, (1955-1998) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Boren, Dennis, CPO, (1959-1992) AN AN-0000 Airman
Spencer, Roy Gene, MCPO, (1960-1984) SA SA-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Varricchio, Philip, CDR, (1941-1973) OFF Commander
Black, Charles Alden, CDR, (1941-1952) Commander
Brower, Robert, CDR, (1940-1970) Commander
Norstrom, Dale E., CPO, (1950-1991) Chief Petty Officer
Arsenault, Tilmon, CPO, (1943-1963) Petty Officer First Class
Emery, Carroll, SCPO, (1945-1975) Petty Officer Second Class
Gaylord, Guy, PO2, (1953-1961) Petty Officer Second Class
Smith, Clark, PO2, (1960-1966) Seaman Apprentice
Chenoweth, Tom, FN, (1959-1961) Fireman Apprentice

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