Larry erved as an ADF2C, petty officer second class (E5) and was captain of an AD Skyraider during the Korean War. He completed tours of duty on both the USS Wasp CV-18 and USS Coral Sea CV-43 aircraft carriers.
US Navy Plane Captain (=Air Force “crew chief”): The plane captain branch (brown shirt) of the line division is made up of qualified plane captains and trainees (persons in training to become qualified plane captains). This branch normally has between 75 and 95 percent of the total personnel assigned to the line division. The branch does routine maintenance (daily/turnaround inspections and cleaning) and other organizational maintenance assigned by maintenance control.