Abendschein, Clarence, ADC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
AD-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
1967-1967, AD-6428, USS Wasp (CVS-18)
Service Years
1943 - 1968
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Carl Mottern (The White Buffalo), AW1 to remember Abendschein, Clarence (Bill or Skip), CPO USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Buffalo, New york
Last Address
Brooksville, Florida

Date of Passing
Jul 03, 2002
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Cemetery - Buffalo, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Navy Chief Initiated Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Post 10209, Spring Hill Post
  1992, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 10209, Spring Hill Post (Member) (Spring Hill, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Naval Air Reserve Unit Niagara Falls NY
Other Comments:
                         Bill had entered the US Navy at age 16, with a forged birth certificate. I knew him as "Uncle Bill". Not a blood realative, but instead he was a local neighbor who my parents selected as my Godfather. He entertaind me at a young age with stories of his Navy flying. I picked up snipets here and there as I grew older, and I just wish I had more details now. I missed out on getting to know him better while I was an adult, as he moved to Florida after his retirement from the Niagara Mohawk Power Company, where he had worked as a "Lineman" and "Line Crew Foreman" .

                         With my growing interest in Navy history, I feel I cheated myself out of a great learning opportunity by not keeping in better contact with him after he movewd to Florida. I cherish the interest the man took in me. This sight gives me a small chance to honor him.
                                                                      AW1 Carl Mottern, USNR, RET 
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  1948-1968, AD-0000, Naval Air Reserve Unit (NARU)/Niagra Falls, NY

AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate

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Niagra Falls, NY Unit Page

Chief Petty Officer

AD-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate

Naval Air Reserve Unit Niagara Falls

New York
 Naval Air Reserve Unit (NARU)/Niagra Falls, NY Details

Naval Air Reserve Unit (NARU)/Niagra Falls, NY

Air Units - Fixed Wing


Parent Unit
Naval Air Reserve Unit (NARU)


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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2014
Memories For This Unit

Best Moment
Im going to say making Chief. I know it took him a while.

Worst Moment
Two week Reserve Training Cruise on USS WASP CVS-18. This was his only shipboard time in all of his Navy career. He had been a VPB Patrol squadron sailor in WW2, and his later duties with the NARU were with similarly shorebased aircraft.


Chain of Command

The Naval Air Station at Niagara Falls was established in 1946 and the installation was expanded. Jurisdiction of the airport returned to a civilian agency (The NFTA). Later in 1946 a USAF joint-use agreement was made for Air Force Reserve/NYANG use of the airport.

My Photos For This Duty Station
A Couple Salty Chiefs With A Pisecki HUP2 SeaCopter
10 Members Also There at Same Time
Niagra Falls, NY

Guest, Ralph (HMC), CPO, (1945-1969) Petty Officer First Class
Naval Air Reserve Unit (NARU)

HIRSHBERG, Alvan Charles, CDR, (1943-1986) OFF 630X Commander
FRYE, William, LCDR, (1921-1952) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Crawford, John, CPO, (1949-1982) AO AO-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Emmert, James, PO1, (1961-1973) AE 8257 Petty Officer First Class
Franklin, James, PO1, (1966-1970) AO AO-8286 Petty Officer First Class
Taylor, Jesse Junior, CDR, (1942-1965) ARM ARM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Lawson, Robert, AN, (1965-1971) PH Airman
Huesmann, William, MCPO, (1966-1999) AN Airman Recruit
Norfolk, VA

Boyd, Tom, PO3, (1966-1969) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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