Squadron Scrapbook
Port Lyautey/Kenitra

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Those who were assigned to VRU-4 or VR-24 in the first few years the squadrons or their detachments were based at Port Lyautey lived and worked under Spartan conditions. Until completion of a major expansion of the station begun by U.S. Navy "Sea Bees" in the early 1950s, the "quick-build" Quonset hut was the most prominent local architectural feature. The photos below and on the next several pages were contributed by Lee Auger and Joe Babis, both members of VR-24 in 1950 and 1951. Their collections of photos capture various members of the squadron making the most of the duty in Morocco when Port Lyautey still very much resembled a World War II outpost.


Anyone who has photos, stories, and material they wish to share is encouraged to send them to Dick Prather, Webmaster/Editor of the VR-24 website.

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Home for Lee Auger and other members of VR-24 (1950)

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Main Street "Quonset Manor" (1950)

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Ornberger, Booth, and Wank pose near "Quonset Row" (1951).

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Basking in the sun. L-R seated: Joe Babis, John Morrow, Goodwin, and Robson. Identity of sailor in dungarees is unknown (1951).

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VR-24 member, whose real name is now unknown, but who was known as "Baby Gook" for equally obscure reasons, emerges from his half-dome quarters (1950).

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Close quarters inside a Quonset hut. R-L: "Baby Gook", Goodwin, and John Bebsa. Identity of man seated next to John Bebsa is unknown.

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"Swede" Swensen and "Spin in" Davis (1951)

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Man with his trumpet, AM3 Miller takes a break from practice (1951).

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AM3 Bailey in front of his "hut" (1950).

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Davis and Burkowitz, near the squadron area at Port Lyautey, 1951.

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Brothers Joe and Bill Babis were both assigned to VR-24 at Port Lyautey in 1951.

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