DANIELS, VERLYNE WAYNE
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 Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: A4E Missions: Korea: Ens Daniels - AD-4-March - August 1953 Other Personnel in Incident: Refno:
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.
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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).
VERLYNE W. DANIELS 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.