Naval Air Training - Yearbook (Memphis, TN)

 - Class of 1955

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Cciixptain G. R. Luker, USN, is the Commanding Officer of the aval Air Technical Training Center. Captain Luker reported aboard in Sept. 1954 from the USS ONSLOW, where he served as skipper for 13 months. He graduated from the U. S, Naval Academy in the class of 1932, and served his first tour of duty aboard the USS COLORADO from Iune 1932 until March 1936. He was then transferred to the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, for flight gislgruciggrlri and received his wings as a Naval Aviator in 6 . . After two abbreviated tours of dut aboard the USS RANGER and the USS WRIGHT, Capt. Luker was assigned to Pensacola again, this time as an instructor and Officer- ilrgzgharge of Saufley Field. He held this billet until March, His next assignment found him as Commanding Officer of HEDRON-ll from March 1943 until May 1944. His last tour of duty during World War 11 was as Commander of Air Group S6 aboard the USS WASP. Since World War II ended, Capt, Luker has served as Public Relations Officer with the Secretary of the Nav 's Office in Washington, as Executive Officer of the Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Wash., as Operations Officer aboard the USS KEARSARGEQ as Head of Department and General Line Instructor at the U. S, Naval School for general line officers in Monterey, Calif.: as Chief of Staff G Aide to Commander, Fleet Air Japan, and as Commanding Officer of the USS ONSLOW before reporting to Navy Memphis. Among his decorations, he wears the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Navy Unit Commenda- tion. Captain G. R. Luker Commanding Officer, R, G, Tom-m Naval Air Technical Training Center Commander Executive Officer 1- I- Werner V. P. O'Neil G. R. Crumpler R. H. White G. H. Benson E. L. McDonc 1 Commander A Commander Lieutenant Comdr. LieutenantComdr. Lieutenant Colonel Commcmde Director of Training Supt. of NAMOTRADET Serv, information Off. Administrative Officer Commander of MAD Legal Offlcf 74,4 5757 - Sb!! L. E. L. Mdfhwfck G. M. Thompson, Ir. M. E. Hill, Ir. . Lieutenant. Commander Lieutenant Comdr ...M .... ..,,.Pl5QLEllI19 Qff1.C9.1T. ,. P9f59?1!1Gl.OffigexLA Adrn..M91!Qrie1,0ffidcer . x 1.1 'fl U A. T is tba as

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NA L AIR RE ER Il TRAINING U IT Commander Roger D. Hutchins Commanding Officer, . -r-4 'mg Naval Air Reserve Training Unit W. W. Soverel Personnel Officer Command Liaison Off.Naval Av. Cad Pr, Off, Training Officer X 5 t .,,. ,ik L X , I Q? Commander Roger D. Hutchins, a graduate of the University of Maine, entered the Navy as a Naval Aviation Cadet in 1936, Following flight training at Pensacola, Fla., he received his commission and designation as a Naval aviator in 1937. Prior to World War ll he served as a Patrol Plane Commander with Patrol Squadrons 2 and 12. In 1940 he was released to inactive duty for only two months. That same year he was recalled to active duty and ordered to NAS Scfuantum, Mass., as a flight instructor. In 1941 and earlyNl942 he served at the Naval Air Station, Da las, Texas. Shortly after the outbreak of orld War Il he was assigned to Patrol Squadron 53 in the South Atlantic Area as a patrol plane commander and s uadron gunnery officer. He has since served with IX K cl' Clllllll U1 so H f. - ,I-it gg t"' ,V-:Ja - - .... . hh m KD E11 f 9.-f.,. AX Q g: - 5- I H 4 .,, Og ro N Q ' ' ...O- S5' ' "I ' :Q -- 41" V o :1 S X . r 1 'te fb .-og --1,-i I : A '1 L-' gr- Q 73 , Q U 553-5559? 9-Q 542332359 o .. H Q2 gsa Q 23, W .-. 0 O 5119-,.gE?oi' 5 5 43:52 -'Eng 3 sff'Z2E2is :mo0::9Un L "'4,,,"" T Z2e9.g'l5'OL'4 t-' ,, L 0 Q,-,Ze En ff V EFEIZEQEQW C ..- "' ...Q 5. ,Qs Q -qzivfu g?QQ2::w :S s- 3? 0519 3-U ' .if 1,-Fhgssa rs' 2? UISQSB Q- -f . fb QQ: :LQ Q 3 fi 1 if 225051-,gv it E! :1 ".4m5,uog:v 9 :11"'EP5',,,'Q H 2-25219322 5.111 'I'-'m"'g 'liizsisr ou- o r" S534 ,mm O' ra" 5100:-r OPI Qgfbio 5 .U 'on 52 S451 5 Q 'Earn 5430 Q -1 --Ti' mmm m -4 mo: Z fj Oxw'-.0-O Q45 ,-,Fm Um 'D Cn. fp 0 no,-,0v::r...m,., -1 Q 2.-'E'mQ'4 Q C "".-. Q sc me - Soma-2U'gZ ui 249-... SMQQSHOS5 aes 0 3 wglfvo E... U Q01 ggn Ui'v3TQ'g0 Q"'S,r:Z'.-n.F :1D.,..5'!'.O,.' 9,5er'o5-.04 S-4g,,.?.mQ-P Osgiffeeg ssfsiige 0.85 :O T".,u15"OQH-0 E-ioofbooma 55 25.25322 0222213 ,...,.Q,,1..5 53.3.2250 4.,. . - 'sl if -"W 5 ,. ,FQ f , F I fl.. : ,L -,p - 1 3, ,ii ' , H , 5, iw 5 '5 1 f '- ' Q AJS- if x s , ., R D. .CQ ,V A me 1 .JH 4-:sf 0' x w e .. . A '. ' . i ' 'Q' HQ? -lsr gf..Q,,, J g, :W , li m 5 tg ' x 4 v. f".':2-rf iii' + iii?-'fr if ' Ii T"'21i'?'f't- ' f A Agi.i-Pluif Q f'l'f?2 .Q " H 'zG':f'1 , ' mf -' 3 9" """' em-Q 1. Q 1. ,- N:-iff . 1, A ,,,,i I. F. Crider M. E. Moore R. Ondracek. Ir. I. K. Brown Lieutenant Comdr. Commander Lieutenant fjgj Lieutenant Operations Officer Aircraft Maint, Officer Supply G Mat. Off, Administrative Off. in-us.iu...., Ill fn, 'A 5 Q o I" 'E 0 o, .9 5 Ou 0. 0 I H" ,,. "limi -YI'

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