From 1960-62 I was assigned to VW-4 as a flight meteorologist (lieutenant). I knew your grandfather during that period. He was a PPC (Patrol Plane Commander) for one of the WV-3 (later WC121N) super-constellation crews. We had about seven crews but frequently only had about five flight meteorologists, so we all flew with crews other than the one to which we were primarily assigned. I remember that your grandfather's crew seemed to have a series of mechanical problems that did not let them get back to the Naval Station, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico -- and they had to divert or make an emergency landing at Barbados. After this had happened a few times (maybe only two times, but seemed like more), we used to kid your grandfather that they were going to re-name the airfield at Barbados, "Logan Field".
Is your grandfather still living? If so, please give him my best regards.
I stayed in the Navy and retired after 32+ years service -- the last twelve as a captain. After retirement from the Navy, I spent 6+ years as a Division Chief with the World Meteorological Organization, a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland. I am now enjoying retirement in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
John R. Lincoln