Voris, Roy Marlin, CAPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1958-1960, 131X, Carrier Air Group 5 (CVG-5)
Service Years
1941 - 1963
Captain
Captain

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Los Angeles, California
Last Address
Monterey, California

Date of Passing
Aug 10, 2005
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cremated

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20


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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"Butch" Voris passed away in Salinas, California.


Blue Angels in the famous "diamond" formation. Aircraft: Grumman F8F Bearcat-1946




The Blue Angels exhibit their signature "diamond" formation during a 1952 show.
   
Other Comments:
  • The Father of the Blue Angels. Captain Voris, by direction of Chief Of Naval Operations, FADM Chester Nimitz who ordered the formation of a flight exhibition team (the first such official venture by any of the Armed Services) to boost Navy morale, demonstrate naval air power, and maintain public interest in naval aviation.
  • Captain Voris on the Blue Angels:
"You fly as close together as a couple of feet...every once in a while you do a little bump and so forth. People ask me, 'How close do they fly?' and I'll say if we hit each other, it's too close and if we don't, we're too far apart."

"It's the precision and perceived daring and high risk that you see in the team. We come down to ground level so people can see the types of maneuvers fighters do in combat. I think the public deserves to see what their taxes are paying for."
  • Inducted into the International Air Show Hall of Fame, in 2000, and into the National Museum of Naval Aviation, in 2002.
   
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  1946-1947, 131X, Blue Angels, Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS)

Lieutenant Commander

From Month/Year
- / 1946

To Month/Year
- / 1947

Unit
Blue Angels Unit Page

Rank
Lieutenant Commander

NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 Blue Angels, Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS) Details

Blue Angels, Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS)

Type
Air Units - Fixed Wing

Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Parent Unit
Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS)

Strength
Air Squadron

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2019
   
   
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Blue Angels

Rhodes, Raleigh Ernest, CDR, (1940-1961) OFF 00X Lieutenant Commander

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