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Shipmate  SLOVEY, ASM3 Russell J.
I served with VP-18 (1966-1968) with deployment to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and also served aboard the USS Forestall (CVA-59).
Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 9:20 pm.
Memorial  STETZ, CDR Elias "Al" Joseph
Just learned of the passing of CDR Al Stetz last month (July 19, 2014) on Long Island, NY. Al and I were nuggets together in VQ-2 in the NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco days (1955-1958). Al went on to VX-6 where he was the pilot of the P2 involved in the November 9th, 1961 mishap at Wilkes Station, Antarctica. Al and I were again together in VP-56 (1968-1969) where Al was my Maintenance Officer for the Fleet Introduction of the P-3C at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. We were best buds for many years and he’ll be missed by many old timers.
McINTYRE, CAPTAIN John
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 at 10:57 am.
Shipmate  VIZENA, AW2 Daniel
I served with VP-22 (1986-1990). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 1:58 pm.
E-Mail Updated  REYNOLDS, AW2 Jim
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, August 18th, 2014 at 1:46 pm.
Shipmate  LINN, John R.
I served with VQ-2.
Monday, August 18th, 2014 at 12:26 pm.
Shipmate  WAIIS, AT1 Kenneth M.
I served with VW-1 (1960-1963), VP-17 (1963-1964) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC) (1964-1967) and VAP-61 with deployments to NAS Agana, Guam / NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1967), FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam (1968).
Sunday, August 17th, 2014 at 3:35 pm.
Shipmate  EDWARDS, ADJ1 Thomas L. Retired
I served with VP-24 (1964-07/1969) with deployments to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. I was a crew member on the P2V, as 2nd Mechanic with Lou Wallace. After transitioning to P-3's I became FE on crew LR9. LCDR LUEHRING was my pilot. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 5:30 pm.
Shipmate  RYAN, HM John J.
My Uncle, John J. Ryan, served aboard the USS Pocomoke (AV-9). He was at Pearl Harbor for the first anniversary. He was a Hospital Corpsman during the war. He is still alive and just clelebrated his 70th birthday.
Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 2:07 pm.
Shipmate  DECOTEAUX, Robert S.
I served with VU-3 (1963-1965) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with two deployments aboard the USS Kalmia (ATA-184).

Shipmate  LOGAJAN, Kay L. (Jordan)
I served with VQ-2 (11/1973-11/1976) at NS Rota, Spain. I was the second woman officer in squadron and married shipmate George Logajan. I worked in Personnel and Legal.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 9:57 pm.
Shipmate  HEWELL, AT2 Timoth P.
I served with VP-44 (1957) and flew with Crew-5.
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 10:52 am.
Memorial  WEBER, Edward
My Grandpa, Edward Weber, passed away March 11, 2014. Granpa served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (1942-1945).
Mike Weber
Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 11:03 pm.
Shipmate  SIBLIK, ATN Charles T.
I served with VQ-2 (1967-1970) in the ECM Shop with EW operator Brigand Willys, Whales and The Old Hong Kong. Some of the best people I have ever met in my life. Attended 2 Reunions with Shipmates and a 3rd to be held in Hyannis, MA in September. I would love to hear from former Shipmates.
Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 6:38 pm.
Shipmate  HAGER, Jack A. Jr.
I served with VP-44 (1966-1967).
Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 12:29 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,380 [25JUL2014] through 18,400 [10AUG2014]

Shipmate  SHETTERLY, Donald L.
I was a U. S. Army Crew member and served with VQ-2 in Adana Turkey, Incirlick Air Force Base TDY to NS Rota, Spain, Hawaii, NAS Midway Island and Tripoli, Libya.
Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 12:47 am.
Shipmate  WIEFELS, CDR David Retired
I served with VP-MAU (1989-1991), VP-91 (1991-2008) and Naval Base Support Unit (1998-2000).
Saturday, August 09th, 2014 at 8:39 pm.
E-Mail Updated  RUSTMANN, Henry Robert "Bob"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, August 09th, 2014 at 3:42 pm.
Shipmate  STOVER, IS1(AW) Cindy Jankowski
I served with VP-40 (1988-1991) and NAS North Island, San Diego, California.
Friday, August 08th, 2014 at 8:56 pm.
History  On May 2, 1970, Crew 3 of VP-17, flown by PPC Bill Chamberlain, co-pilot Tim Berwick, TACCO Dan Baldwin, third pilot, Wayne Martin, and crew members, flew from our home base of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to NAS Adak, Alaska. On the 5th, we had a mission that was to end up at NAS Kodiak, Alaska. We were to lay a pattern of sonobuoys and monitor them until we were to proceed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska. A plane from another squadron, was to follow us about four hours later. By the time we neared NAS Kodiak, Alaska, it was night; there were windy and rainy conditions, at or slightly above minimums for a GCA. That brought us to a certain runway, but the duty runway was the other. Bill made a good approach but had to maneuver around at low altitude to line up with the duty runway. When he did so, suddenly he went dark, that is, the rain clouds, which he couldn't see. covered the runway lights, He immediately executed a missed approach, which was forbidden within one mile of the end of the runway. All that we knew about NAS Kodiak, Alaska was that it was surrounded in part by mountains and there had been crashes. The radar operator made repeated calls to us because it appeared that our radar image merged with the mountain! Due to the excellent climbing ability of the P-3 and Bill's superb flying ability, we escaped a catastrophe. Bill elected to try another GCA and this time, he made it. The plane that followed us a few hours later, landed at Elmendorf AFB, because the conditions worsen. We walked away from that one.
MARTIN, Wayne L.
Friday, August 08th, 2014 at 3:42 pm.
Shipmate  MILDREN, Robert
I served with VP-6 (1969-01/1971).
Wednesday, August 06th, 2014 at 3:39 pm.
Shipmate  SCHMUTZLER, AK2 Robert
I served with VU-5 (04/1963-06/1965) at NAS Atsugi, Japan including one 6 month (1964) TDY to Main Supply.
Monday, August 04th, 2014 at 4:28 pm.
Shipmate  KERSTETTER, Michael
I served with VP-772 (1955-1962) at NAS Los Alamitos, California with deployments to NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, NAS Alameda, California and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.
Monday, August 04th, 2014 at 4:16 pm.
Shipmate  SLAUGHENHOUPT, AK2 J. Elmer
I served with Mobile FASRON-121 (1952-1956) at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. I played on the NAS Chincoteague, Virginia and 5th Naval District Softball Team - we were the undefeated champions!
Sunday, August 03rd, 2014 at 8:08 pm.
Shipmate  BOWEN, AWC Arthur Retired
I served with VP-5 (1958-1961) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and VP-17 (1970-1973).
Friday, August 01st, 2014 at 7:13 pm.
E-Mail Updated  GREELY, ATN2 Kenneth "Ken"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Friday, August 01st, 2014 at 12:54 pm.
Shipmate  PHILLIPS, AME1(AW) Thomas Retired
I served aboard NAS Glenview, Illinois and retired 10/1994. Enjoyed my tour and will always remember the "Air Shows" and my Shipmates.
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 8:59 pm.
Shipmate  WALTON, AE2 Ray
I served with VP-48 (1969-1972) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines (1969), NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1972), U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand (1969), NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (1970), NAS Agana, Guam (1970) and NAS Adak, Alaska (1971). Served Under Chief Martin and detachached to Fleet Air Support Unit (FASU) and flew with numerous crews as IFT. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 at 1:11 am.
Shipmate  ROIDER, Robert F.
I served with VPB-213. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:02 pm.
Shipmate  LANG, Irvin
I served with VT-26 (1972-1975).
Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 10:37 pm.
Shipmate  COBURN, SA John R.
I served aboard USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (12/1959-1961) which was barracks ship at the time for Philadelphia Group Atlantic Reserve Fleet (PhilaGruLantResFlt).
Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:20 pm.
E-Mail Updated  MARTIN, Wayne L.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 9:16 pm.
Shipmate  McKNIGHT, D.
I served with VT-19 (1972-1977).
Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 7:49 pm.
Shipmate  EBRIGHT, LCDR Art Retired
I served with VP-26 (1960-1963) at NAS Brunswick, Maine (Crew-6), VP-7 (1965-1967) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (Crew-7), Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program (1967-1971) at Purdue University (BSEE), VP-40 (1972-1975) at NAS Moffett Field, California, Naval Post Graduate School (1975-1976), Naval Plant Rep Office at Lynn, MA (1977-1979), VP-40 (1979-1982) at NAS Moffett Field, California and retired (10/1982).
Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 10:29 pm.
Shipmate  OSENBAUGH, Ted
I served with VP-10 (09/1966-09/1968).
Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 11:32 am.
Guestbook Entries 18,360 [28JUN2014] through 18,380 [25JUL2014]

Notice  Professional model maker/historian. Seeking any photos of anyone stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii for a book to published by Arcadia Publishing for their Images of America Series. Scanned or copied photos with date/details. Originals will be promptly returned. All proceeds to be donated to Naval Air Museum Barbers Point.
Brad Sekigawa
Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 7:14 am.
E-Mail Updated  GUYETTE, Raymond "Ray"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 6:57 am.
Shipmate  WALTERS, AW Terry A.
I served with VP-17 (1964-1969) and flew with Crew-5, FAETUPAC at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and left the Navy in 1971. Went back to school and got my masters and taught at Oregon Institute of Technology for 15 years followed by 14 years at Laidlaw Transit as a Maintenance Manager. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 3:02 pm.
Shipmate  VELASQUEZ, AD2 Vincent A.
I served with VP-48 (1958) NAS North Island, San Diego, California with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and VRF-32 until my discharge in 1962. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 7:50 pm.
Memorial  FORT, ENSIGN Howard
I want to report that ENSIGN Howard Fort, who also served in VPB-61 at the same time, passed away a few years ago. We were good friends and I miss having his friendship.
CLAYPOOL, AOM1 Kenneth
Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 5:24 pm.
E-Mail Updated  PEAKE, ATC John
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 at 8:51 am.
Shipmate  JOHNSON, AX2 Doug
I served with VS-31 (1963-1966) and flew with CDR Evans Crew.
Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 1:39 pm.
E-Mail Updated  NEWBURN, John
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 7:21 pm.
Reunion  VP-49 Reunion
VP-49 Reunion - September 19-21, 2014 - in Jacksonville Florida. We are in work on organizing hotel, etc. and activities. See VP-49 Way Over The Hump Party/Las Vegas: TBD for further information.
Laurie Marshall
Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 6:42 pm.
Shipmate  WILSON, CAPTAIN Eldon Stephen "Steve" Retired
I served with VP-40 (02/1982-02/1983) as Commanding Officer with a deployment to NAF Misawa, Japan (12/1981-06/1982).
Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at 1:16 pm.
Shipmate  KARG, AMH3 Pete
I served with VAW-33 / VAQ-33 (1966-1969) Detachment 11 (1968) Aircrew aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59).
Saturday, July 12th, 2014 at 11:54 am.
Shipmate  SLIGH, ADCS(AW) Quentin Retired
I served with VT-24 (1977-1981) at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas in the PC/Corrosion and Jet Shop.
Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 2:49 pm.
Shipmate  ARMONDINO, AT2 Norman Louis
I served with VAW-12 (1963). I left the Navy and attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Hartford.
Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 5:55 am.
Shipmate  BANKS, Stephen
I served with VP-11 (09/1976-07/1979) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal.
Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 2:10 am.
Memorial  ANTHONY, LT(jg) Robert J.
My Dad, LT(jg) Robert J. ANTHONY, passed away June 11, 2005. Dad flew with VPB-119 aboard Crew-5 as a Co-Pilot. He earned a Bronze Star, 2 Gold Stars and a Distinguished Flying Cross. I miss Dad everyday. I would love to hear from anyone (Shipmate or relative) that may have known my Dad.
Janet Anthony Stephens
Tuesday, July 08th, 2014 at 12:54 am.
Shipmate  CHAPPELL, ATN2 Dan
I served with VAW-115 (1971-1971).
Friday, July 04th, 2014 at 2:56 pm.
Shipmate  YARD, AMSC J. A. Retired
I served with VS-38 (1963-1966), VP-50 (1969-1971), VP-68 (1978-1980), NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee (AMS Instructor Duty), VQ-1 (1985-1988), VX-1 (1988-1990) and retired at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1990).
Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 2:56 pm.
Notice  I have found the Change-of-Comand gift for CDR Bill Clayton who was VP-516's Commanding Officer (1980-1982). It is a excellent model of a P-3. I found it in a military collectors store in Naples, Fl. How it got there I have no idea. I served in the Navy from 1957 to 1991 of which 23 years was with VP-60. If anyone has any information about CDR Bill Clayton - please let me know.
Thomas R. "Dick" Zalusky
Sunday, June 29th, 2014 at 10:05 pm.
Shipmate  POPP, AME3 Ron
I served with VP-9 (1996-1998) with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska.
Sunday, June 29th, 2014 at 10:02 pm.
E-Mail Updated  KENYON, Howard R.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at 1:41 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,340 [02JUN2014] through 18,360 [28JUN2014]

Shipmate  DRISCOLL, AE1 Bob Retired
I served with VP-22 (1971-1974), VP-93, VP-68, VP-92 and retired (2000).
Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at 11:59 am.
Memorial  HESSION, AO1 Joseph M.
A VP-91 Shipmate of ours, AO1 Joseph M. Hession, passed away in San Francisco, CA. Joe was badged police officer retiree. We served together in VS-82 at NAS Alameda, California and VP-91 (1956-1985). He will be missed very much.
AO1 Kenneth Wirth
Thursday, June 26th, 2014 at 11:49 pm.
Shipmate  JENKINS, AO1 Robert
I served with VP-4 (1969-1972) with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I flew with Crew-1 and Crew-2. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 4:32 pm.
Shipmate  O'KEEFE, AO2(AC) Harry
I served with VP-92 (1978-1988).
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 10:34 pm.
E-Mail Updated  PETERSON, AX2 Randy L.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at 9:40 pm.
Shipmate  CARMER, AW1 Bill
I served with VP-5 (1977-1980).
Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 4:38 pm.
Shipmate  FORD, Kirby
I served with VP-47 (1972-1975) and worked in the AO Shop.
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at 9:45 pm.
Shipmate  SIDES, SN Vernil H.
I served aboard NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England (1944) and worked in the Ordinance Department and NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1943-1945). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 1:49 pm.
Books  MAD CATS: The Story of VP-63
Last year I published MAD Cats: The Story of VP-63. This is the story of the World War II service of VP-63, a patrol wing flying PBY-5 Catalina flying boats. Over half is verbatum stories from individual crew mambers, based on material provided by my Uncle, Adam Chaisson. The aircraft were equipped with the first Magnetic Anomaly Detectors (MAD) systems that would help locate and attack submerged submarines. They also developed retro-bombs, rockets that launched backwards so they fell vertically on the submarine below. MAD and the tactics VP-63 developed for using continue to be in use by anti-submarine forces today. The MAD gear they developed is part of every ASW squadron today and is characterized by the "stinger" sticking out of the tail of every P-3 and P-8 ASW aircraft. There has been precious little written about the development of this key anti-submarine technology, especially in this detail. The book gives a brief history of America's U-Boat problem off the East Coast. As the situation changed, the Navy moved the squadron to England to fly with the Coastal Command and then to French Morocco where they patrolled the Strait of Gibraltar and helped shut off a key German U-Boat route to the Atlantic shipping lanes. The heart of MAD Cats are the personal stories of over 35 sailors and officers telling in their own words about the mission that was declassified in the early '80s. For the first time they were allowed to make their wartime stories public. It also includes the comprehensive Flight Log of Sniffer, the squadron mascot. MAD Cats: The Story of VP-63 brings to life the exploits, humanity, and humor of an unrecognized but unique organization that proved key to the outcome of World War II and whose actions live on today and will be around into the future.
CAPTAIN Kernan Chaisson, USAF (Retired)
Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 10:00 pm.
Shipmate  FAIRFIELD, AE2 Leonard
I served with VP-1 (1959-1963) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska. I flew with Crew-8 (BUNO: 135551. LT CE White was our officer in charge.
Saturday, June 14th, 2014 at 8:50 pm.
Shipmate  HAHN, AWC John
I served with VS-66 at NAS Glenview, Illinois.
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at 4:47 am.
E-Mail Updated  PERRY, AE2 Don
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, June 08th, 2014 at 5:34 pm.
E-Mail Updated  ENRIQUEZ, Richard
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Friday, June 06th, 2014 at 8:22 pm.
Shipmate  PETERSON, MAJOR (AX3) George L. Retired
I served with VP-672 (01/1964-02/1966) at NAS Atlanta, Georgia and HS-9 (1966) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I left the Navy and later retired as a Major, USMC.
Friday, June 06th, 2014 at 5:23 pm.
Notice  I served with VP-23 in 1970 and have a special request. When I left the Navy in 1971 the U-Haul trailer I had with me while driving back home was broken into and all of my cherrished memiories were stolen. I was the AO2 aboard the skippers crew that fired the very first Harppon missle. I was responsible for the loading and securing of the missle for that flight. I was part of a traiing video for purpose of subsequent loading of the harpoon missle. All of my pictures, uniforms, all of my material items are gone. All I have to share with my family is my memories and as the tears click by those are not as clear as they used to be. If anyone has pictures of that event and the crew aboard and would care to share it would be greatfully received.
CORBIN, AO2 Gerald "Jerry"
Friday, June 06th, 2014 at 3:53 pm.
Notice  I would like to hear from anyone that served with VP-846 during the Dominic Test Series in 1962. I am writing a book about the Dominic Test Series and would be very interested in hearing from former Shipmates.
Mike Kirby
Friday, June 06th, 2014 at 12:50 pm.
Shipmate  HOFFMAN, AT Ray
I served with VU-4 at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. I would like to hear from CPO Sharp, CPO Merret, CPO Frenberg, AT2 Rossie, AT1 Smith, AT3 Yorkvich, AT1 Duhame, AT2 Ganacalloa, CPO Dahl and AT1 Shamnore.
Friday, June 06th, 2014 at 1:46 am.
Shipmate  SAVOY, Lynn W.
I served with VT-26 (1980).
Tuesday, June 03rd, 2014 at 6:14 pm.
Shipmate  KING, PO1 Rusty Retired
I served aboard FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam (07/1968-08/1969) and VQ-2 (08/1969-06/1971) at NS Rota, Spain, left the Navy for 6 years, VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VR-53 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Naval Reserve Center at NAS Dallas, Texas, Naval Intelligence at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and Naval Intelligence at NAS Dallas, Texas. After having 3 back operations I retired on a medical. I would love to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, June 02nd, 2014 at 6:11 pm.
Shipmate  BRIGANDI, YN3 Mike
I served with VP-44 (1978-1980) at NAS Brunswick, Maine.
Monday, June 02nd, 2014 at 4:38 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,320 [22APR2014] through 18,340 [02JUN2014]

Mishaps  VP-31 Mishap - May 26th, 1972
The world is searching for a missing Malaysian airliner and our confused why no debris has been found. In this case the flight deviated from its flight plan course so the best are to search is speculative at best. The first thought in my mind was recalling the missing VP-31 plane in 1972 that disappeared without a trace from a known route and small training area (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends May 26, 1972). I was a LT(jg) in VP-46 when the accident occurred. I completed the VP-31 syllabus less than two years before and retired in 1990. I still think about this occasionally over the years but especially now when no one mentions the fact that an aircraft can just disappear without a trace....as hard as it is for me and others to understand. The VP Reunion is being held next November here in San Diego. I hope Admiral Hedges (then CDR, CO VP-31) will attend and share his thoughts. My heart goes out to the missing crew's family as I now have 4 children and 4 grandchildren and would be devastated not having closure if anything happened to them. I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN as I am sure others also remember.
Mike O'Keefe
Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 5:41 am.
Shipmate  BUSHEL, ATN2 Michael
I served with VU-1 (1962-1964) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in the Electronics/Guidance ShopVP- VP-778 (1965-1967) at NAS Los Alamitos, California as a P2 aircrew member.
Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 8:14 pm.
Shipmate  MILLER, Jim
I served with VP-66 (1970-1975) and flew as a Plane Captain aboard the AD6, P2 and P-3. I played in the Fifth Street Band at the Enlisted Club with Bob Schuck and Tom Davis.
Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 6:03 pm.
E-Mail Updated  PIERCE, AWC John R. "Randy"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 4:28 pm.
Shipmate  SLIGH, AME2 John K.
I served with VP-24 (1979-1981) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Bermuda. I was AME Shop Supervisor and Team "Bearcat Crew" member (1979-1980).
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 10:12 am.
Shipmate  GIBSON, Robert E.
I served with VP-8 (1978-1979) and VP-50 (1980-1983) after rehabilitation from a medical issue.
Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 4:00 pm.
E-Mail Updated  ACCETURO, PH2 Carolyn
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 10:38 am.
Mishaps  VP-774 Mishap - January 9th, 1960
On January 9, 1960 a VP-774 P2V , out of NAS Los Alamitos, California, ditched in the ocean about one mile off Dana Point. Four men were killed, three from exposure and one crewman, Harold Grimsley, went down with the plane. Harold left a wife and a five-month-old daughter, named Teresa. I was fortunate that I was able to provide information, about the flight, to Teresa's son, Erik, Harold's grandson, as Harold took my place on that plane and it was he who died, and not me. Teresa wants some things to remember and honor her father by. She wants a set of Aircrew Wings (no problem) and a squadron patch for Reserve Squadron VP-774. If anyone knows where such a patch can be located, Teresa, her mother and I would be most appreciative. Thank you very much.
GEARON, Richard
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 3:33 pm.
Shipmate  THERIAULT, AE3 James M.
I served with VQ-2 (1988-1991) at NS Rota, Spain and AIMD support (SPROJ).
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 1:54 pm.
Shipmate  SMITH, AE3 Jack A.
I served with FASRON-108 (1952-1954) at NAS Brunswick, Maine in the Communications Room - upper hangar deck. I would love to hear from former Shipmates.
Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 4:23 pm.
Shipmate  DEATON, PO1 Joe
I served with VP-16 (1991-1995) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Bermuda and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I now live in Gastonia, NC and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at 11:10 am.
Shipmate  ASHNER, Rachel
I served with VP-26 (1998-2000) with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 4:10 pm.
Shipmate  ENRIQUEZ, Richard
I served with VR-874 (1963-1968).
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 11:48 pm.
Shipmate  FLEMISTER, HM2 Forrest
I served with VP-68 (05/1972) for two weeks with during their deployment to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal for AcDuTra. I stood flight quarters daily for two weeks and did several flight physicals for the crew of LW4. They flew me to Torrejon Air Base, Madrid, Spain where I spent three of the most beautiful days of my life since the five day R&R I spent in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.
Wednesday, May 07th, 2014 at 7:44 pm.
Shipmate  HARRIS, CWO5 John M. Retired
I served with VP-776 (12/1965).
Wednesday, May 07th, 2014 at 1:18 pm.
Mishaps  VP-48 Mishap - January 16th, 1968
I am the Brother-In-Law of LT Floyd Troub, Jr. (the younger brother of Floyd's wife, Elaine Gutekunst Troub). Elaine successfully raised her two daughters, who married, have sons, and I see Elaine and daughters often in various parts of Virginia.. Floyd presented me with my Navy commissioning sword and I served until January 1971, the last two years in D.C. Many thanks for this memorial page.
Bill Gutekunst
Monday, May 05th, 2014 at 5:07 pm.
Shipmate  De NOYER, Jim
I served with VP-22 (10/1948-08/1951) and live in San Jose, CA. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Thursday, May 01st, 2014 at 12:46 pm.
Shipmate  MEZYNSKI, AK John
I served with VP-24 (1976-1978).
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 8:25 am.
E-Mail Updated  NORHA, ADR1 Marvin W.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at 11:24 am.
Shipmate  GORDON, Eddy B.
I served with FASRON-120 (07/1954-12/1955) at NAS Iwakuni, Japan as the Operations Yeoman and then I operated the Battery Locker for about a year.
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 at 3:34 pm.
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Shipmate  ALKIRE, Daniel
I served with VP-50 (1965-1968).
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 10:23 pm.
Shipmate  DANIEL, Albert E.
I served with VP-47 (1965-1966).
Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 9:47 pm.
Shipmate  BINDER, CTT2 C. T.
I served with VQ-2 (06/1971-01/1978) at NS Rota, Spain with deployments to NAS Boca Chica, Florida, Wiesbaden, West Germany, NAF Naples, Italy, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Athens, Greece and few other strange places North, South, East and West. Got my Aircrew Wings flying the Willy Victor EC-121M and transitioned to the EP-3E. Chuckie Tee Fly Me!
Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 6:03 pm.
Shipmate  FILLO, James
My Father, Julius Fillo, served with VP-11 (1941) and retired after 20+ years at NAS Point Mugu, California (1964). Dad will be 90 this year and it would be great to hear from anyone that might have known him.
James Fillo
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 12:18 am.
Shipmate  MARTIN, Richard A.
I served with VP-811.
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 10:48 am.
Shipmate  MAJESKY, Ed
I served with HSL-30, VP-49, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational (FASO) Det NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-23, VX-1 and out. Currently Mission Systems Test Lead on the P-8 Acoustic Subsystem.
Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 5:46 pm.
Shipmate  SHREK, AD2 George
I served with VA-HM-13 (1957-1958) and flew as Plane Captain aboard LR-10. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, April 09th, 2014 at 6:31 pm.
E-Mail Updated  GAINES, CWO2 Thomas P. Retired
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Tuesday, April 08th, 2014 at 4:08 pm.
Shipmate  THOMASON, CYN3 Danny
I served with FAW-10 (01/1974-11/1975) at NAS Moffett Field, California with detachments toNS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines.
Monday, April 07th, 2014 at 2:38 pm.
Shipmate  CANUP, Michael Retired
I served with VP-1 (01/1974-11/1975) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, April 07th, 2014 at 12:01 pm.
E-Mail Updated  BLOODWORTH, AWC Patrick K. Retired
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, April 07th, 2014 at 10:12 am.
Shipmate  LEE, CPO Albert Jr. Retired
I served with VP-62 flying with CAC-5 and VA-203 at NAS Atlanta, Georgia and retired in August 1989.
Sunday, April 06th, 2014 at 8:42 pm.
E-Mail Updated  WHITTON, ADRAN Richard K.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, April 06th, 2014 at 5:53 pm.
Shipmate  TATE, Jack
I served with VP-16 (1956) with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39).
Friday, April 04th, 2014 at 3:21 pm.
Shipmate  WYNKOOP, Curt
I served with VP-9 (12/1973-02/1977) at NAS Moffett Field, California.
Wednesday, April 02nd, 2014 at 4:58 pm.
Shipmate  HAALAND, AMH1 Don L. Retired
I served with VP-40 and VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California flying as a FE.
Wednesday, April 02nd, 2014 at 4:49 pm.
Memorial  LIGHTBODY, ATCS Robert "Bob"
ATCS Bob Lightbody (Retired) passed away on 03-28-14 in Olympia, WA. He will be buried with military honors at Tahoma National Cemetary, Kent, WA. Bob served 24 years in the Navy serving with VP-17, VP-28, VP-47 and VP-50.
SELF, AT Bob
Wednesday, April 02nd, 2014 at 1:52 pm.
Shipmate  FARROW, Thomas Oneal
I served with VP-40 (02/1965-03/1967) on the Beachcrew.
Tuesday, April 01st, 2014 at 9:49 pm.
History  You state VP-25 was established in 1944. My father, Arthur Charles Christiansen, Jr. "Chris" (Ret. Decd.) served 30 years in the Navy retiring in 1963 as CWO3. His "Duty Assignments Since Commissioning" paperwork shows from 12-11-37 to 11-28-40 he was stationed (Ship) VP-25 (Fleet or Force) FAW-2 PBY (Duties) Plane Captain.
L. M. Long
Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 9:57 pm.
Shipmate  STEINBERG, Stuart
I served with VP-832 (09/1962-08/1970).
Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 7:49 pm.
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