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

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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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 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffVF-2 Bounty HuntersNaval Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS)/Blue AngelsUS Navy
VF-113 StingersVF-191 Satan's KittensCarrier Air Group 5 (CVG-5)
  1941-1942, 139X, Primary Flight Training, NAS Corpus Cristi, TX
  1944-1946, 131X, VF-2 Bounty Hunters
  1946-1947, 131X, Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS)/Blue Angels
  1947-1949, 131X, Bureau of Aeronautics
  1949-1950, 131X, VF-113 Stingers
  1952-1953, 131X, Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS)/Blue Angels
  1952-1954, 131X, VF-191 Satan's Kittens
  1958-1960, 131X, Carrier Air Group 5 (CVG-5)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1942-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation/Battle of Tarawa
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
 Colleges Attended 
  1937-1939, Others/Not Listed
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