Wheel Chair Seven made her arrival on the river bed some 37 years ago and upon repair, she continued to serve well, retiring on 5-7-1983. While on Active Duty, she served with the following units during her first 27 years wearing Navy Gray.

 

     In her military career, she flew 15,471 hours, made 152 cat shots, and caught a wire 422 times.

 First flight   

 Bethpage, LI.   

 

 

7/1956

 Test Aircraft 

 Grumman Aircraft 

 

 

 7/1956

 VR-5 

  N.A.S. Moffett Fld, CA   

 

 

 6/1957

 VR-21

 N.A.S. North Island, CA 

 

 

 7/1957

 FASRON 116 

 N.A.S. Alameda, CA 

 

 

 7/1957

 VR-21 

N.A.S. Atsugi, Japan

 

 

8/1957

 VRC-50     

 N.A.S. Atsugi, Japan 

 

 

 3/1966

 VRC-30

 N.A.S. Alameda, CA.

 

 

11/1967

 Ship's Company

 CVA-64 Constellation

 

 

1/1971

 Ship's Company 

 CVA-34 Oriskany

 

 

 4/1971

 Ship's Company

 CVA-65 Enterprise 

 

 

 6/1972

 Ship's Company

 CVA-19 Hancock 

 

 

 1/1975

 VRC-50

 Cubi Point, PI 

 

 

 9/1975

 Station Aircraft

 N.A.F. Misawa, Japan

 

 

 9/1979

 Station Aircraft 

 N.A.T.T.C. Lakehurst, NJ

 

 

 2/1983

 Retired

 M.A.S.D.C., AZ.

 

 

 5/1983

 C-1 Aerofuels 

 Fairbanks, AK     

 

 

    6/1993