NAVAL AVIATION NEWS

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VC-61

LCdr. Robert "Zeke" Cormier

Published in the April 1954 Issue of Naval Aviation News
Photographer & Author: Unknown

New Blue Angel Skipper LCdr. Cormier
receives a farewell gift from his detachment.

AN Boyd makes presentation as Ittner watches.

The fact that time is really flying is brought home a air group personnel are detached and others report aboard. Photo Detachment Easy of VC-61 lost its skipper. LCdr. Robert "Zeke" Cormier, as he received orders to become the latest leader of the Blue Angels. Oddly enough, the photo unit is assigned to VF-191 and this is the squadron to which the Blue Angels reported at the outbreak of Korean combat. Many pilots who have served with the famous team were at one time with VF-191.


VC-61 F9F-6P Cougar

Additional comments by the Alumni Association: LCdr. Robert "Zeke" Cormier was the Blue Angels Boss 1954/56

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