Voris, Roy Marlin, CAPT

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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

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Contact Info
Home Town
Los Angeles, California
Last Address
Monterey, California

Date of Passing
Aug 10, 2005
Location of Interment
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US Navy Retired 20

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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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  1947-1949, 131X, Bureau of Aeronautics

Lieutenant Commander

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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2007
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11 Members Also There at Same Time
Bureau of Aeronautics

Keighley, William Harold, CAPT, (1936-1962) OFF 131X Commander
Mehle, Roger William, RADM, (1937-1970) OFF 131X Commander
Stuart, Richard, CAPT, (1934-1961) OFF 131X Commander
Akers, Frank P., RADM, (1918-1963) OFF 00X Captain
Alexatos, Michael Stephen, CAPT, (1942-1970) OFF 00X Lieutenant
Pride, Alfred Melville, ADM, (1917-1959) OFF Rear Admiral Upper Half
McKenna, Francis Joseph, RADM, (1920-1950) OFF Captain
Coleman, Thaddeus Thornton, CAPT, (1941-1973) OFF Lieutenant
Richardson, Holden Chester, CAPT, (1897-1952) WO Captain
Gayler, Noel Arthur Meredyth, ADM, (1935-1976) Commander
Holt, Pliny, CAPT, (1935-1968) Commander

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