Downey, Bob, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1991-1992, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Service Years
1964 - 1992

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address

Date of Passing
Jan 27, 2017
Location of Interment
Fort Logan National Cemetery - Denver, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified
Military Service Number
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Lockheed Super Constellation 1000 Hr Pin C-130 Hercules 2000 Hour

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Tampa CouncilDisabled American Veterans (DAV)Association of Naval AviationMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)TACAMO Community Veterans Association
  1998, Navy League of the United States, Tampa Council (Member) (Tampa, Florida) - Chap. Page
  2003, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) - Assoc. Page
  2003, Association of Naval Aviation - Assoc. Page
  2003, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) - Assoc. Page
  2003, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) - Assoc. Page
  2008, TACAMO Community Veterans Association - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
For all,
Effective 3 August, 2007 I retired from the state of FL as a DVOP (Disabled Vet outreach Program Vet rep), currently working 7 days a week to remain fully retired in our home in Florida.

We welcome former shipmates to give us a shout, as desired!

Bob and Patty Downey
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  1975-1977, USS Midway (CV-41)

Lieutenant Commander

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 USS Midway (CV-41) Details

USS Midway (CV-41)

(later CVA-41 and CV-41)


Displacement 45,000 Tons, Dimensions, 968' (oa) x 113' x 35' (Max) 
Armament 18 x 5"/54AA 84 x 40mm, 68 x 20mm, 137 Aircraft. 
Armor, 7.6" Belt, 3 1/2" Flight Deck, 2" Deck, 6 1/2" Conning Tower. 
Machinery, 212,000; SHP, Geared turbines, 4 screws 
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 4104. 
Operational and Building Data

Built by Newport News. Designation changed from CV 41 to CVB 41 15 July 1943. 
Laid down 27 Oct 1943, launched 20 Mar 1945, commissioned 10 Sept 1945.

Named for the Battle of Midway, USS MIDWAY was the lead ship of her class, three of which were completed, with another two ships cancelled. Serving her country for 47 years, more than 200,000 American veterans served aboard her. During that time, the USS MIDWAY saw service off Vietnam, in the Persian Gulf and in a number of other conflicts and crises. After being the first aircraft carrier forward deployed for 17 years in Yokosuka, Japan, she returned to North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego for decommissioning in April of 1992. In over five decades of service, she received the Presidential Unit Citation; Navy Unit Commendation; U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal; China Service Expeditionary Medal; and Vietnam Service Medal.

Commissioned as CVB 41, the MIDWAY was redesignated as attack aircraft carrier CVA 41 on October 1, 1952, and multi-purpose aircraft carrier CV 41 on June 30, 1975.

Today, the MIDWAY is serving as a floating museum in the city of San Diego. There are two Photo Tours of the USS MIDWAY Museum available. Click 
here for a Photo Tour with photos from 2007 or click here for photos from 2008 and 2010.

Surface Vessel

Parent Unit

Aircraft Carrier

Created/Owned By
DP Chief Administrator, TWS, DP1 2761  

Last Updated: Oct 3, 2010
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
Lcdr Jim Roper, RMCS Anderson, SMCS Holloway, RMC Stark,

My Photos For This Unit
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388 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Midway (CV-41)

Button, Andrew, CAPT, (1965-1988) Lieutenant Commander
Westerbuhr, Norm, CAPT, (1966-1993) Lieutenant Commander
Reuter, Paul, LCDR, (1966-1989) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Staunch, Ed, LTJG, (1972-1975) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Ferguson, John, SCPO, (1959-1985) Chief Petty Officer
Flaherty, William, CWO4, (1966-1993) Chief Petty Officer
McCord, David, CPO, (1957-1983) Chief Petty Officer
Montague, Russell, CPO, (1965-1985) Chief Petty Officer
Ruthart, Nicholas, CPO, (1958-1977) Chief Petty Officer
Weathersby, Lloyd, CPO, (1960-1987) Chief Petty Officer
Johnston, Jerry, PO1, (1968-1981) Petty Officer First Class
Lincoln, Paul, PO1, (1959-1982) Petty Officer First Class
Roe, David, SCPO, (1970-1997) Petty Officer First Class
Breniser II, Paul, CPO, (1973-1995) Petty Officer Second Class
Brockman, Leonard, PO2, (1971-1975) Petty Officer Second Class
Denissen, Richard, PO2, (1969-1978) Petty Officer Second Class
Denissen, Richard, PO2, (1969-1978) Petty Officer Second Class
Flores, Eduardo, MCPO, (1974-2002) Petty Officer Second Class
Fontimayor, Dante, CPO, (1972-1995) Petty Officer Second Class
Hynds, Terry, CPO, (1977-1998) Petty Officer Second Class
Swinney, William, PO1, (1970-1996) Petty Officer Second Class
Swinney, William, PO1, (1970-1996) Petty Officer Second Class
Beach, Bruce, CPO, (1975-2003) Petty Officer Third Class
Beach, Bruce, CPO, (1975-2003) Petty Officer Third Class
Black, Richard, CPO, (1977-2000) Petty Officer Third Class
Blagrave, Robert, CPO, (1975-1997) Petty Officer Third Class
Fish, Bradley, PO3, (1973-1977) Petty Officer Third Class
Freeman, William, PO1, (1975-1995) Petty Officer Third Class
Harmon, Jeff, LT, (1976-1998) Petty Officer Third Class
Johnson, James M., PO3, (1976-1980) Petty Officer Third Class
Lane, Michael, CPO, (1977-2000) Petty Officer Third Class
Mattingly, David, MCPO, (1973-2006) Petty Officer Third Class
Ripley, Dennis, CPO, (1976-1996) Petty Officer Third Class
RODRIGUEZ, ARTURO, PO2, (1974-1983) Petty Officer Third Class
Sadile, Jose, SCPO, (1972-1999) Petty Officer Third Class
Smith, Steve, PO1, (1976-1996) Petty Officer Third Class
Yano, Brad, PO1, (1975-1981) Petty Officer Third Class
Elder, Allan, CPO, (1976-1997) Seaman
Franklin, Rusty, CPO, (1974-1995) Seaman
Gausepohl, Nicholas, PO1, (1975-1998) Seaman
Gilchrist, Steven, PO3, (1976-1978) Seaman
Herrera, Jesus, PO3, (1976-1982) Seaman
Thomas, Michael, PO1, (1974-1988) Seaman
Arellano, Anthony, PO1, (1977-1997) Fireman
Pedrosa, Rudy Fireman
Wagner, Roger, PO1, (1974-1994) Fireman
Fitz-Randolph, Paul, SCPO, (1977-2003) Airman
Paiz, Daniel, PO2, (1977-1997) Airman
Stanton, Kevin, PO3, (1975-1980) Airman
Stokes, William, PO1, (1976-1996) Airman
Mason, Jerry, PO1, (1976-1996) Airman Recruit
Crothers, Richard, SCPO, (1959-1982) CT CT-9124 [Other Service Rank]
Mummert, Dale, CAPT, (1957-1980) OFF 310X Commander
Soules, Charles, CAPT, (1958-1989) OFF 144X Commander
Borchardt, Curtis, CAPT, (1965-1989) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Counts, William Albert, LCDR, (1962-1977) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Mills, Clifford Childers, LCDR, (1948-1978) OFF 641X Lieutenant Commander
Baker, Joe, CAPT, (1973-2000) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Reusser, Samuel, LT, (1959-1990) OFF 638X Lieutenant

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