How could I have been remembering Richard Emerson Harmer before Flight Lieutenant John Kelly’s son sent me this picture in 2015, and got me writing this blog remembering unsung heroes?
Collection John Kelly (courtesy Gunnar Kelly)
Or Robert Brunson for that matter…
Richard Emerson Harmer was just smiling as well as other night fighter pilots from VF(N)-101 aboard the Enterprise…
This is what I found this morning on the Internet about Richard Emerson Harmer, and got me thinking and writing this post.
Dec 41 to Aug 42 – LTJG (Lieutenant (junior grade), VF-5 USS Wasp
Aug 42 to Oct 42 – LT, (Lieutenant)VF-5 (XO) USS Saratoga
Oct 42 to Mar 43 – LT, Project AFFIRM NAS Quonset Point
Mar 43 to Dec 43 – LT, VF(N)-75 (XO) NAS Quonset Point
Dec 43 to Feb 44 – LCDR (Lieutenant commander), VF(N)-101 (CO) NAS Barbers Point
Feb 44 to Sep 44 – LCDR, VF(N)-101 (CO) USS Enterprise
Sep 44 to Sep 45 – LCDR, NAS Vero Beach (Chf TrngO – VF(N))
Chick Harmer retired a Captain in 1961
(Cited from: http://www.militarian.com/threads/how-long-does-it-take-to-train-carrier-crews-and-pilots.9538/)
This story won’t be stopping here…
Collection Richard Emerson Harmer (courtesy Tom Harmer)