Naval Air Station, Norman, Oklahoma

July 3, 2008

The following letter was written to David Wilson, Dave’s father in 1954 by Capt. Johnson, Commanding Officer.  Dave had just reported to the Norman Oklahoma Naval Air Technical Training Center for training.

Dave Wilson


Original, and very rare Norman NAS patch

norman-banner_nas A rare Naval Air Station banner




  1. I was at Norman in late 1958 to early 1959 for Airman Prep school prior to CIC school at Glynco (Brunswick, GA), and then qualified as an aircrewman on Navy WV-2’s (Willie Victors) and flew 3300 hours on the Atlantic Barrier patrols. Loved the whole Navy experience.

    Fly Navy
    Luke Flannery

  2. My father, Theodore Thomas Tweet, Sr. was stationed at N.A.T.T.C, Norman, Oklahoma from 1955-1957. We lived on base in building 144, Apartment three. My youngest brother Tim, and youngest of our family was born in Norman. It was an experience I will never forget. Taking the Navy bus, with Navy chaperon, from base to Madison Elementary was an experience. Several trips to the tornado shelter, one day four times in an evening. These were times to remember.

    We arrived, by train all five kids, my mom and dad and were met with a Chief from the base and his daughter. We had breakfast and then off to our “new home” on base.

    Norman, OK was our first “shore duty” station and then to California for eight years of sea duty by Dad, followed by two years at another “air-dale” base, given Dad was “black shoe” Navy and had spent most of his time on the East Coast while mom took care of her bed-ridden/invalid mother and five young kids under 7.

    These will always be things to remember, and fondly.

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