Watson, Richard G., Jr., LTJG

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Current/Last Primary 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 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) [Verified] - 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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  1960-1968, Naval Reserve Forces Command

Lieutenant Junior Grade

From Month/Year
January / 1960

To Month/Year
January / 1968

Naval Reserve Forces Command Unit Page

Lieutenant Junior Grade

Not Specified

NAS Oakland

 Naval Reserve Forces Command Details

Naval Reserve Forces Command

HQ/Command Elements


Parent Unit
US Navy


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Last Updated: Mar 27, 2017
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54 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
Flagg, Wilson Falor, RADM, (1961-1995) OFF 131X Rear Admiral Upper Half
Gannon, Frances X., CAPT, (1945-1977) OFF 510X Captain
Jeffords, James Merrill, CAPT, (1956-1990) OFF 250X Captain
Varricchio, Philip, CDR, (1941-1973) OFF Commander
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
Black, Charles Alden, CDR, (1941-1952) Commander
Brower, Robert, CDR, (1940-1970) Commander
Lodge, John Davis, CAPT, (1939-1966) OFF 655X Commander
Parmeter, Barry, LT, (1968-1972) Lieutenant
Thames, James Franklin, LT, (1967-1971) Ensign
Rauschkolb, John Andrew, SCPO, (1938-1977) SM SM-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Conklin, Jerald, SCPO, (1956-1975) RM RM-2342 Chief Petty Officer
KIRKLAND, JOHN, CPO, (1957-1978) Chief Petty Officer
Narehood, Ermin Daniel, CPO, (1943-1964) MM MM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Norstrom, Dale E., CPO, (1950-1991) Chief Petty Officer
Galles, Lester, PO1, (1942-1945) MM MM-9348 Petty Officer First Class
Lindberg, Robert, PO1, (1958-1980) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Meier, Jerry, PO1, (1964-1972) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Thrawley, James, SCPO, (1956-1978) AM AMH-8327 Petty Officer First Class
Canepa, Richard, PO3, (1962-1967) SK LS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Carey, Frank, PO2, (1960-1972) Petty Officer Second Class
English, Dennis, PO2, (1958-1964) Petty Officer Second Class
Fury, William, CPO, (1955-1998) AD AD-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gaylord, Guy, PO2, (1953-1961) Petty Officer Second Class
Martinez, Alfred, PO2, (1964-1969) RM 23CQ Petty Officer Second Class
Smith, Clark, PO2, (1960-1966) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Taylor, Charles, PO2, (1959-1965) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Terrill, Duane, PO2, (1958-1964) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Walker, Elmer, PO1, (1963-1976) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Watkins, Earl, SCPO, (1962-1991) FT FT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Barker, David, PO3, (1958-1968) Petty Officer Third Class
May, Bruce H., SCPO, (1960-2000) YN YN-2516 Petty Officer Third Class
Shear, Matt, MCPO, (1965-1995) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Swoboda, Darrell, CPO, (1955-1980) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Valenzuela, Edward, PO1, (1960-1975) FTG FTG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Watkins, Earl, SCPO, (1962-1991) FT FT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Williams, Demetrius, CPO, (1965-1991) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Thatcher, Steve, PO2, (1962-1971) QM QM-0230 Seaman 1st Class
Brown, Dennis, SN, (1968-1982) Seaman
Hillis, Thurman E., SN, (1958-1962) SM SM-0000 Seaman
Latimer, Thomas, PO2, (1966-1972) CT CT-0000 Seaman
Brace, Joseph, CPO, (1962-1984) HM HM-0000 Hospitalman
Boren, Dennis, CPO, (1959-1992) AN AN-0000 Airman
Bush, George W., AN, (1963-1967) Airman
Casey (LEPRECONDO), John (Jack), PO3, (1963-1969) 00 00-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Rodgers, Larry, PO2, (1963-1976) RM RM-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Smith, Clark, PO2, (1960-1966) Seaman Apprentice
Spencer, Roy, MCPO, (1960-1984) SA SA-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Ycoco, George Rojas, SN, (1961-1967) Seaman Apprentice
Chenoweth, Tom, FN, (1959-1961) Fireman Apprentice
Durham, David, CWO3, (1965-1997) 00 00-0000 Seaman Recruit
Potter, Don, PO3, (1967-1971) Airman Recruit

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