RIP Oct 16, 2019

Name: Verlyne Wayne Daniels
Rank/Branch: United States Navy/O5
Unit: VA 155
Date of Birth: 23 August 1930  Reamsville Kansas
Home City of Record: Stockton CA
Date of Loss: 26 October 1967
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 204600 North 1053500 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A4E
        Korea: Ens Daniels - AD-4-March - August 1953
Other Personnel in Incident:

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews. Updated with information from Julie
Daniels Barnes 10/2007.  2019



SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).

Captain - United States Navy
Shot down: October 26, 1967
Released: March 14, 1973

Capt. Verlyne W. Daniels was born 23 April 1930 at Reamsville Kansas. In 1936
the family moved to Galt, California where he attended school through the
sixth grade. In 1942 the family moved to Stockton California where he
completed grammar school and high school. He graduated from junior college in
June 1950.

Verlyne entered flight training in January 1951 and received his wings and
commission in July 1952. He flew AD-4 Skyraiders  with Attack Squadron 155 on
board USS Princeton in the Korean War from March 1953 until the cessation of
hostilities in August 1953. He attended General Line School at Monterey,
California in 1955-56 and then reported to NAAS Saufley Field Pensacola
Florida where he served as a Flight Instructor until September 1959.

Following  two  years  of duty on board USS Kearsarge as an Ordnance Handline
Officer he served as Maintenance  Officer and then as Operations Officer of
Attack Squadron 163 at NAS Lemoore California. He reported to the US Naval
Postgraduate school at Monterey California in August 1964 and obtained a
Bachelor of Science degree in August 1966. In September 1966 he reported to
Attack Squadron 125 at NAS Lemoore and served as an Instructor until May 1967
when he reported to Attack Squadron 155 as Executive Officer. He was shot down
by a Surface-to-Air missile near Hanoi on 26 October 1967 and was  released 14
March 1973.

After returning  home Verlyne married Julie  Geary  of Alameda, California,
the girl who had waited for him during the time he was a prisoner.

Capt. Daniels intends to remain on active duty in the Navy.

Verlyne Daniels retired from the United States Navy as a Captain. He and his
wife Julie reside in California.


 Verlyn Wayne Daniels passed away this morning
(10/16/19).  He was in a VA rest home and flew his last mission West at age
89.  .....

Verlyn was a Navy Commander with VA-155 aboard the USS Coral Sea
when his A4E was downed 10/26/67 on his 35th mission over NVN.  He was
released 3/14/73 and soon married his long time fiance Julie who waited 5
1/2 years for his return.

A memorial service for CAPT Verlyne Daniels, USN (Ret.) was held on Saturday,
November 16th,  in Alamo, CA.


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