A Smidgeon of Early UTAH AIR NATIONAL GUARD HISTORY
Compiled by SMSgt Robert L. Vandegrift, Retired
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The Korean War was between North Korea, supported by China and the Soviet Union, and South Korea, supported by the United States. The war began on June 25, 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following a series of clashes along the border.
Plans were made to increase protecting Salt Lake City from air-attack. It involved the creation of a radar squadron, by the Utah Air National Guard, to assist in the detection of a possible approach of unfriendly aircraft.
The 191st Fighter Squadron was organized in Salt Lake City in November 1947. Now, a new unit, the 130th AC&W Flight, was being established to assist the 191st in their mission. One could not have done it without the other.
The 130th was alerted for active military service on March 17, 1951.
After release from active duty, the unit was re-designated from the 130th AC&W Squadron to the 130th AC&W Flight. It was assigned to the Tactical Air Command.
As defense requirements changed, the 130th AC&W Squadron became the 130th Electronics Installation Squadron, and some of the original members went to that unit. Some other members went to the newly formed 299th Communications Squadron and stationed at Hill Air Force Base. This involved missions at Francis Peak and Wendover, Utah. The third group went to the newly formed 106th Tactical Control Flight. The 106th was reorganized into two organizations, the 106th Tactical Control Flight and the 109th Tactical Control Flight. In addition, part of the missions involved the Federal Aviation. Some of the Guardsmen performed their mission at FAA, while some others became employed by FAA.
The mission for all was to keep Utah skies safe.
NAMES LISTED IN THE HISTORY
Kent J Abel, Joseph L Adair, Benjamin Adams Jr, Dale L Ahlstrom, Nathan W Aiken, Arnold R Ainge, George W Alexander III, James C Alexander, John R Allein, Boyd C Allred, Harold R Alston, Dennis F Andersen, Dale R Anderson, Don L Anderson, Duane M Anderson, Earl P Anderson, Frederick L Anderson, Gary R Anderson, George B Anderson, Kelly W Anderson, Lawrence C Anderson, Lawrence F Anderson, Lynn T Anderson, Monte K Anderson, Oliver R Anderson, Willard R Anderson, Thomas R Anderton, Alden E Andrew, Morris B Andrus, Lloyd M Arneson, Wayne W Asay, Richard E Ashworth, Dennis L Astle, Billie M Atchley, Leonard O Ault, Mark Austin III,
Ronald E Bair, Bryan S Baker, George R Baker, Jule S Baker, Paul M Baker, Robert D Baker, James T Ball, Robert J Ballard, Elton F Bangerter, Billy R Barker, Ernest W Barlow, Paul R Barlow, Robert K Barnett, Joseph R Barrow, Clark L Barton, David E Barton, Brent Y Bartschi, Randall R Bateman, Russell R Bateman, Donald H Baum, Richard A Beals, Marvin D Beckstead, Michael N Beckstead, Winton J Belcher, Jeffrey L Bench, Roy B Bennion, Robert R Benson, Larry E Benson, Reinhard R Berger, David C Berntson, Gerold D Beutler, Ronald V Birch, Roger D Bird, John D Bishop, Donald R Black, Kay H Blacker, Oscar Blanco, Bruce L Bloomfield, John T Bodine, Perry A Bolyard, David L Bond, Kent F Bond, Larry K Bott, Dennis K Bowers, Scott N Bradley, Carmen R Bradt, Richard A Bremer, Lyle J Brewster, Scott J Bringhurst, Richard A Brinton, Alvin L Britton, Jay A Broadwater, William R Brooks, Boyd O Brown, David K Brown, Delbert D Brown, Julian N Brown, Michael A Brown, Morris W Brown, Richard M Brown, Richard R Brown, Ronald D Brown, Wendell M Brown, George R Bruschke, David B Bryan, Stewart J Bryan, Gary T Bryner, William E Buckley, Richard J Bueler, Orvin Burbank, Kenneth Burbidge, James H Burgon Jr, Blane R Burningham, Dale M Burr, Raymond Burrows, Kay H Burton, Albert W Butcher Jr,
Dennis F Camomile, Lynn R Camomile, Sidney G Camomile, James E Campbell, Kenneth R Campbell, Douglas R Card, Ronald L Carling, Richard L Carroll, Larry K Carter, Willis K Carter, Byron Case, Rex E Case, Kenneth P Cazier, Michael J Centini, Charles A Cerny, Allen T Chamberlain, Gordon I Chatelain, Boyd A Chilton, Frank A Christensen, Grant F Christensen, Scott M Christensen, Gordon Christenson, John Christopolus, Gary L Clark, Dale M Clawson, Terry R Clegg, Golden A Clement, Evan R Cline, Dallas H Cole, John Q Collins, David L Colton, Max L Combe, Douglas R Cook, Guy R Cook, William E Cooper, Raffaele M Cosentino, Richard I Crowther, Jackel Curtis, James R Cuthrell, Craig P Cutright,
Weldon L Daines, Keith M Daley, Mickial V Dansie, Dennis A Darke, Bradley E Davidson, Kirk L Davies, Brent C Davis, Bryant S Davis, Daryl D Davis, Donald K Davis, Robert A Davis, Dean C Dawes, Gerald R Dean, William J Dearing Jr, Herbert Decker, Richard J Deelstra, Kevin A Dellinger, Leland H Denison, Chuck B Denovellis, Bonita J Dent, Thomas H Dent, Rodney V Derrick, Michael G Desmond, Dale L Devers, Arthur T Diaz, Larry E Dickerson, John A Dickson, Aldous Dixon, Wayne K Dodge, John D Donaldson, Robert H Done, Ivan Draper, Ardell A Duncan, Ralph G Duncombe, Melvin E Dunkley, Robert E Dunoskovic, Wayne E Durrant Jr, Joseph R Dutson,
Roy B Eakle, Joseph W Eastwood, Daniel C Eaton, James C Edmunds, Lynn M Edwards, Raymond P Eggertz, Richard D Ehlert, Mark D Elggren, Gordon R Elliott, Robert B Ellis, Asgier G Elnes, Oral Eskelson, William C Evans, William R Evans, Bryant S Evenson,
Wilbur J C Fahey, Gerald D Fairbourne, James L Farmer, Robert L Farnsworth, Ted Farnsworth, Joseph K Faulkner, Robert L Feaman, Robert N Fehr, Randall S Feil, Raymond S Feller, Dennis M Ferrell, Gary Findlay, Bert Fisher, Byron W Fisher, Charles C Fisher, Wesley A Fisher, James R Flohr, Bradley D Floyd, Richard D Folland, Michael K Folster, Paul A Foote, Allyn S Forsberg, Michael V Forsberg, Stephen W Fowler, Edward H Francis, Roger L Francis, Larry Franson, Willis B Freeman, Richard D Freer, Thomas W Fritzsching, Scott E Fullmer, Curtis A Furlong, Don D Furlong, Douglas L Furlong,
Larry S Gaither, Robert J Gallanty, Procopio A Garcia, Eldred P Garden, Sherman F Gardner, Robert M Garn, Frank G Garner Jr, Robert G Gee, Robert H Gerrard, Robert Ghoslin, Robert L Gigi, Nicholas J Gilbert III, Tommy R Gilbert, Gillman, Duane H, Michael R Gines, Bertrand T Givan III, Martin G Glabe, Norman W Glade, Roger B Goff, Thomas K Goff, Walter I Goff, Robert A Goldsworthy, Darrell V Goodsell, Vincent M Gordon, Randy G Gottfredson, Walter H Gottschalk, Joseph L Goudie, Robert Gourdin, Willard N Gowans, Spencer E Gray, Sterling T Gray, Roger L Green, Michael L Greenwood, Stephen E Gregory, Thomas A Griffiths, Richard K Gutke,
Kathy A Haines, John B Hall, Weston K Hamilton, Larry L Hanks, Arthur L Hansen, Donald P Hansen, Grant A Hansen , Gregory A Hansen, Ralph L Hansen, Richard L Hansen, Ronald M Hansen, Roger D Hanson, Roy A Harbach, Robert H Harden, Randy L Hardman, Samual C Hardman, Larry K Hardy, Jerome C Harris, Russell C Harris, Edward J Harrison, George W Harrison, Floyd G Hase, Albert S Hatfield Jr, David C Hathaway, William S Hathorn, Don H Haycock, James D Hayes, Jay F Hayes, Lawrence B Haywood, Lawrence G Haywood, Joseph W Healey, Falk M Hegewald, Richard D Hendricksen, William J Hennen, Roger S Henschke, Brent A Herrick, Gordon J Herrick, Richard A Herron, Len C Heugly, Doran L Hiatt, Archie C Hill, Rand E Hill, Frank B Hills, Robert F Hillyard, Robert R Hintze, Robert J Hodgson, Robert L Holmberg, Royal A Holter, Dale W Homer, Amanda F Hoopes, James O Hoopes, Gary Hoover, Arthur S Horsley, Laurel Howard, Terry K Howard, Robert W Hughes, Stephen L Hughes, Donald E Hull, Walter H Hull, Jerry D Hulshoff, Albert F Humphrey, Gary G Hunt, Scott P Hunter, Scott D Huntsman, David L Hutchinson, Robert B Hyte,
Gerald B Ipson, Milton C Iverson, Bert A Ivie Jr, Eugene J Izatt, Lenord C Izatt,
Robert R Jackman, Reed M Jacobs, Wayne A Jager, Gordon B James, Farrell B Jarred, Eldon D Jennings, Dale C Jensen, Kenneth W Jensen, Paul E Jensen, Robert B Jensen, Robert J Jensen, Alan M Jewett, Richard T Jex, Blaine H Johnson, Bonnie C Johnson, Hal L Johnson, James B Johnson, Kenric R Johnson, Gale A Jolley, Blake G Jones, Dale L Jones, Larry D Jones, Michael L Jones, Richard A Jones, Vern K Jones, Dan S Joos, John C Jorgensen,
Fredrick D Kammerman, James L Karren, James L, Duane M Kasel, James Kastanis, Darrell L Kasteler, Richard H Keith, Michael R Kendall, Richard W Kendall, Roy L Kendall, Phillip K Kennington, Vernon H Keyes, Darrell E Kiesig, Jay F Kilfoyle, Jerald W Kilgrow, Kim W. Kruger, Frank A King, Gary L Knight, Byron T Knighton, Peter W Koerbler, Duane T Kramer,
James A Lamb, David G Larsen, Glade R Larsen, Jeffery L Larsen, Jerry L Larsen, Terry H Larsen, Stephen L Larson, Paul F Lauer, Richard D Lawrence, Richard J Laxman, Larry W Layton, Gary K Lebaron, J Dell Lee, Wayne E Lee, Alfred Lenk, Elvin G Lewis, William A Lewis, Randall J Lindberg, Thomas G Llewellyn, Clarence M Lloyd, Earl A Lloyd, Carlton B Loeber, John K Longson, Alan G Loveland, David S Low, Donald R Ludlow, Gerald R Lund, Orin L Lund, Steven B Lunt,
Martin W Macey, Kevin J Madsen, Jimmy R Mancuso, Bill N Mark, Jana L Vandegrift Marsh, Kenneth N Marshall, Joe Martinez Jr, Calvin L Massey, Lawrence G Mathis, Laurie L Maxfield, Bruce J Maycock, Roger F McAfee, Robert D McDonald, Bruce McEwan, William A McEwan, William G McFarland, Leonard R McLaughlin, Marilyn R McRae, Robert C Meadows, Ronald B Mecham, Daniel J Merkling Jr, Jerry D Meservy, Harold B Messick Jr, Christian L Meurer, Gerald E Michelson, Orson A Mickels, Alan R Middleton, David J Miller, Glenn Miller, Norman E Mills, Gerry L Miner, Bill M Mitchell, Boyd L Mitchell, Robert D Moffett, Glen R Molyneux, Robert L Monson, George R Morgan, Stanley L Morgan, Earl P Morris, Kenneth N Morris, Melvin D Morris, Jerry V Mortenson, Leon J Moss, Lewis L Mower, Howard B Muhlestein, Michael J Muir, Lynn J Murphy, Daniel O Myers,
Leland M Neff, Dennis L Nelson, Jerry E Nelson, Oscar R Nelson, Rex A Nelson, Robert H Nelson, William B Nelson, William C Nelson, Van K Newman, William Newman, Gordon Niederhauser, Kent V Nielsen, Lester T Nielsen, Michael V Nielsen, Fred A Nielson, James R Nielson, Marion K Nielson, Richard P Nielson, Ronald C Nielson, Ronald B Nieves, James Nixdorf, John Nodson, Ronald B Nordquist, Marvin H Nuttall,
Gale J O’Driscoll, Jerry R Odekirk, Keith F Oehler, Saburo Okumura, Danny S Oliver, David F Olsen, Gary L Olsen, Grant R Olsen, John M K Olsen, Mark J Olsen, Ronald B Olsen, Ronald D Olson, Robert J Osborn, Melvin T Oscarson, Rodney M Otterstrom, Alfred R Oueliette, John S Ovard, Frank C Overfelt, James A Oviatt,
Robert E Paddock, Steven D Page, Wayne C Page, Michael R Paletta, Larry H Panek, Arthur L Parker, Thomas A Parkin, Mark H Parry, Robert A Parry, David R Parsons, Walter H Parsons, Steve A Paskett, Gene A Payne, John H Payne, Rodney J Payne, Kay L Peacock, Kelly T Pearce, Edward H Peck, Val M Pedroza, Allen J Peterson, Craig D Peterson, Ray Peterson, Richard P Peterson, Verne A Peterson, John R Petrusky, Phillip C Petty, Ronald H Pflueger, James E Phelps, Daniel A Piper, Mark J Pitts, Boyd O Pope, Glade W Powell, William R Powell, Richard A Pratt, Wayne C Pratt, Steven J Pugmire, Eldon D Pulley, Val R Pyle,
Robert Raird, Kenneth B Rasmussen, Richard G Ray, Waldemer P Read, Karl D Reeder, Michael W Reese, Paul K Reeves, Richard B Reid, John R Reinhold, Joseph P Reyna, John B Rice, Kenneth G Rich, Robert O Rich, Dale S Richards, Robert L Richardson, Ray T Riches, Karl B Richins, Richard K Richins, Rolf W Richter, Alden P Rigby, Kyle L Rigby, John R Riley, Donald M Rinshed, John G Roach, Robert A Roark, Keith A Robertson, Darrell D Robinsen, Dale A Robinson, Willis L Robinson, John A Rock, Steven Rogers, Glen E Rolfsen, Miles P Romney Jr, Jackie Rope, Melvin D Roper, Richard A Rose, William N Rose, Jerald E Rosevear, Nick H Ross, Bryant W Rossiter, U Jay Roush, Hugh A Rowley, Norman J Rowley, Edward J Rozak, Edward Rudolf, Enoch W Russon, Keith Ervin Russon, Frederick L Rynearson, David K Ryser,
Clifford M Sadler, Melinda R Sadler, Kevin L Sandberg, Dale L Sandstrom, John S Sansom, Joseph Sansom, Dale R Sargent, Kendall D Schneider, David F Schoell, Robert E Schoenhalls, Paul E Searle, David D Segerstedt, Ivan D Sessions, Jr, Ronald C Sessions, Deroy J Shail, Jon W Sharp, Scott C Sharp Jr, Steve F Sharp, James D Shaw, Steven M Silver, Bob D Simmons, John M Simpson Jr, Wallace S Singleton, Wayne R Singleton, Sally K Slocum, Richard A Smalley, Harold K Smith, Stanley W Smith, William D Smith Jr, Paul N Snyder, Jack W Sommer, John C Sonzint, Harold A Sorensen, Robert J Sorenson, Johnnie Souza, Edgar C Speirs, Teunis B Spek, Gary Spencer, Robert L Sperry, Lynn D Staker, Larry E Staley, Lawrence D Stander, Virgil M Stanley, John C Stansel, Roy E Stapp, Wilford G Stay, Richard D Steed, Scott P Steele, Jeffrey M Stein, Herman J Steinmiller, Michael W Stephens, Ray D Stephens, Glen S Stevens, Keith G Stewart, William L Stewart, Lee G Stoddard, John P Stovall, Richard L Straight, Richard L Straley, Richard A Strasters, David L Strong, David R Sundin, Kenneth L Swain, Roger E Swaner, Barton L Swapp, Richard F Swenson, Clayton R Sylvester,
James H Tagg, Duwayne R Tannas, Bernard M Tanner, Ronald K Tanner, Clinton R Taylor, David G Taylor, Gordon Taylor, Howard G Taylor, Jerry L Taylor, Kenneth N Taylor, Kevin B Taylor, Louis D Taylor, Rodney K Taylor, Russell B Taylor, Steven L Taylor, Leo D Teerlink, Fred L Teinert, John Teter, Robert W Thomas, Roderic W Thomas, Clyde K Thompson, Don H Thompson, Carl E Tibbitts, Steven L Tibbitts, Neil A Timothy, Marvin J Tobias, Duane F Torsak, Charles D Tracy, Reid W Tranter, Robert L Treft, Richard M Treseder, Stephen C Treseder, Booth A Tripp, Brian R Triptow, Brent Tryon, Donald J Tucker, Neldon K Turner, Howard N Tuttle, Tim W Tuttle,
Darlene M Umstetter, Brent H Undhjem, David L Urry, Brent C Ursenbach,
Richard K Valentine, Marius J Vanadrighem, J L VanDam, Michael A Vandegrift, Robert L Vandegrift, Harry L VanQuill, William D VanWagenen, Ronald VanWoerden, Richard E Vincent, Steven R Vincent, Richard G Vreeken,
Joseph D Wade, Charles E Waldo, Duane L Walker, Rodney D Walker, Kevin R Wall, Norman K Wallace, Clifton D Walmer, Hal J Wardle, Duane E Wasden, Craig M Watson, Billy B Webb, Brinton R Webb, Richard B Weed, Floyd W Weiser, Gilbert H Welch, Clifford L Wells, Dale M Westergard, Randy L Whicker, Ralph E Whitaker, Douglas R White, Harry V White, Kenna D White, Terrel L White, Samuel W Whitehead, Rodney W Whiting, Robert C Whitney, Lloyd R Wilde, Steven Wilder, Kent M Wilkins, Carl B Wille, David K Willey, David A Williams, Delbert J Williams, Dennis M Williams, Homer J Williams, Jay H Williams, Leigh R Williams, Steven J Williams, Donald A Wilson, Craig A Winget, Robert L Wiseman, Irwin D Wiser, William D Witham, Rummel J Withers, Bruce M Wood, Oral J Wood, Jonathan B Woodard, Tim E Woodbrey, Lynn S Woodbury, Ted C Woodward, Roger W Woodworth, Jack K Woolsey, Max G Worthington, Marion Wride, Robert B Wright, Roland R Wright,
Allen D Young,
Bruce J Zenger, Stephen Zimmerman, Donald R Zwonitzer.