Administration and Personnel Offices
September 29, 1966 - May 20, 1967
Eternal Father, Strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid'st the mighty Ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea.
John A. Chernowski
John A. Chernowski was born February 6, 1941 and was the son of the late John E. and Edna M. Chernowski of West Seneca, New York. John passed away from cancer February 28,1985. He was 44 Years old. His last residents was Fulton, Georgia.
John and the Commanding Officer Charles Waring were "Plank Owners" as they were onboard for the Commissioning of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Fighter Squadron One (VSF-1).
John flew for Delta Airlines as a Second Officer (S/O) or the third pilot for long distance flights.
SENECA NEWS - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1964
PENSACOLA, FLA. (FHTNC) Nov. 23 — Navy Ensign John A. Chernowski, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Chernowski of 122 Allendale, West Seneca 24,. N.Y. recently completed the Basic Jet Training Course while serving with Training Squadron Four at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.
Marking the end of his basic training, he completed four arrested carrier landings and four catapult take-offs from the deck of the anti-submarine aircraft carrier USS Lexington, while operating in the Gulf of Mexico.
Prior to making the landings at sea, he qualified on field carrier landing strips which simulate, on the ground, a carrier's flight deck.
During the time he was attached to the squadron he accumulated over 25 hours of jet flight time while perfecting air-to-air gunnery and finally the carrier landing techniques.
SENECA NEWS - THURSDAY, JANUARY 21,1965
Beeville, Tex. (FHTNC) Dec. 29 — Navy Ensign John A. Chernowski, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Chernowski of 122 Allendale Road, West Seneca, N.Y. was promoted to his present rank Dec. 4 while undergoing flight training with Training Squadron 25 at the Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Beeville, Tex.
His promotion was based on time in service and rank, performance of duties, and selection by a board of senior officers.
Training Squadron 25 is part of the Naval Air Advanced Training Command and has the mission to train and designate student aviators for duty with the fleet. The squadron provides students with the flying techniques they will later use when signed to a squadron.
SENECA NEWS - THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1968
USS BENNINGTON, Dec. 11 - Navy Lieutenant John A. Chernowski, son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Chernowski of 122 Allendale Road, West Seneca, is serving aboard the anti-submarine warfare support aircraft carrier USS Bennington as a member of Anti-Submarine Fighter Squadron One.
The purpose of the deployment is to conduct carrier qualifications and to retain the crew in shipboard operations prior to deployment in the spring of 1968.
His squadron is based at the Naval Air Station, Alameda, California.
the NAS Alameda Naval Air Museum and the USS Hornet Museum
Carrier Air Wing 8 (CVW-8) - 1966/1967 Cruise