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Reunion  VP-117 Reunion
Today, 09/01/2015, I was honored to guide the Reunion group of VP-117 through the National World War One Museum and Memorial at Kansas City, MO. They spoke of flying a PB4Y-1 in the Pacific Theater during World War Two. A former USAF officer, I thoroughly enjoyed talking to them about the aircraft that I know as the B-24. One of these vets told me he is 93 years old. I am impressed!
Ronald Waggoner
Tuesday, September 01st, 2015 at 5:01 pm.
Shipmate  BAGGETT, Tony
I served with VAW-13 (1967-1970) aboard the USS Ranger (CV-61) with a detachmented into Chu Lai (special assignment). I would like to hear from former Shipmates (especially those who participated into Chu Lai.
Monday, August 31st, 2015 at 6:05 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,680 [16JUL2015] through 18,700 [28SEP2015]

Shipmate  QUINTON, Mark
I served with VP-11 (1968-1971), VT-2 (1972-1974) as a T-28 Flight Instructor and USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) as CCA (Carrier Controlled Approach) officer on the USS John F Kennedy during my final 2 years of active duty. The tour was marked by the collision of the JFK with the cruiser, USS Belknap, at 2200 hrs, Mediterranean time, on November 22, 1975 - exactly 12 years and 2 hours after the declared moment of President Kennedy's death. The explosions, smoke, and fires were countered by heroic actions by flight deck and air controlling personnel.
Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 10:59 am.
Shipmate  ROBERTS, Robbie "Red Bud"
I served with VP-64 (07/1979-05/1983) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and still live 3 miles from the base.
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 2:22 pm
Shipmate  GRIMLEY, Bob
I served with VQ-2 (1961-1963) and was a crew member aboard the A3D.
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 at 5:03 pm.
Shipmate  SEIBER, Billy L.
I served aboard the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) (1957-1961). I worked in the Shipfitter Shop (R Divison Damage Control) for Chief Richards.
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 at 12:11 pm.
Shipmate  SULLINAN, John F.
I served with VU-4 (1956-1958) and worked in Operations and Maintenance.
Sunday, August 16th, 2015 at 9:18 pm.
Shipmate  KOSLOFSKY, Les
I served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (1967-1968) at the Navy Yard Philadelphia. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Thursday, August 13th, 2015 at 11:48 am.
E-Mail Updated  MIGHTON, AMMF3 Charles R.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 3:42 pm.
Shipmate  OWENS, AX2 Buddy
I served with VP-49 (1962-1965) with deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as a Radio Operator on Crew 3. Transitioned from the P5M to the P-3 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and never left St Mary's County.
Thursday, August 06th, 2015 at 9:43 am.
Shipmate  HAFT, ADJ3 Philip
I served with VAH-1 (1956-1957) with a deployment aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59).
Wednesday, August 05th, 2015 at 11:11 am.
Shipmate  SULLIVAN, LCDR John V. Retired
I served with VP-19 (1977-1980) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-90 (1982-1985) at NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-92 (1985-1987) at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts and VP-93 (1987-1994) at NAF Detroit, Michigan. I have been a Delta pilot since 1985.
Tuesday, August 04th, 2015 at 6:47 pm.
Link  VP-23The VP-23 Association now has a WebSite at http://vp23.org.
Dave Van Allen
Tuesday, August 04th, 2015 at 2:48 pm.
Shipmate  SWAIN, Albert L.
I served with VP-16 (1966-1967) with a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. My PPC was LCDR Holle and FE was Salvatore Molle. On a Yankee Patrol we landed in NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. We were on the ground for an hour or so. How do I get conformation of this?
Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 2:29 pm.
E-Mail Updated  FAY, YN2 Richard
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, July 26th, 2015 at 5:35 am.
Shipmate  SMITH, Arnold "Butch"
I served with NAS Kingsville, Texas (03/1966-09/1969).
Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 10:59 pm.
Shipmate  LAMOUREUX, AE2 Bruce
I served with VX-6 (1962-1964).
Saturday, July 25th, 2015 at 7:35 pm.
E-Mail Updated  CAVENDER, Ed
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 8:53 pm.
Shipmate  MORROW, Thomas C. Jr. "Tommy"
I served with VP-872 during the Christmas Island and Johnson Island deployments.
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 3:26 pm.
E-Mail Updated  THORNTON, ADR1 Jerry B. Sr.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 12:48 pm.
Memorial  PAZZELLI, ATCS Joseph J. "Crazy Joe"
I must sadly report that ATCS Joseph J. Pazzelli (Crazy Joe) passed away suddenly on 17 July 2015. Joe served with NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1970-1973), VP-45 (1973-1976), VX-1 (1976-1979), Naval Military Personnel Command (NMPC) S/D Det (1979-1982), VX-1 (1982-1985), VP-26 (1985-1989 and CIVLANT FLT-MIDWEST.
GLENN, AT Allen E.
Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 9:00 am.
Shipmate  LINDSETH, AT Dan
I served with VU-7 (01/1956-09/1957). Great electronics shop, kept the radio/radar equipment running in the JD's and the F5F's. Flew almost every day pulling targets, great memories for a 19 year old kid. The time has been good to me. Had a great run and now back home in Montana.
Friday, July 17th, 2015 at 11:05 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,660 [23JUN2015] through 18,680 [16JUL2015]

Shipmate  LOVETT, AK1 Bruce
I served with VPU-1 (1979-1985). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 9:09 pm.
Shipmate  SKIBINSKI, AW3 Dennis
I am a former "Fixie" AW. I transitioned to "Rotary" in 1998 and was assigned to HC-85 then redesignated to HSC-85. My EOS was Feb 8 2008. However, I will always remember my VP family and the great time we had together. I was stationed at VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California from 1990 to 1994 then had to unfortunately go IRR for the last 2 years of my original enlistment. I had great memories. First times that can never be repeated. 1st time in the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Japan. Wild time and great memories. Special thanks to my literal "right hand man" AW1 Valentino. He always had good guidance for me, I just wish I could have had more time to shine.
Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 4:22 am.
Notice  I am Retired Navy Naval Aviation Observer (NAO) Flight Meteorologist. All of my paid flight time was in VX-6/VXE-6 aircraft in Antarctica. I have read through the entire Combat Aircrew Wings section. Here is my question: Were WWII Combat Aircrew Wings awarded posthumously to Aircrew Sailors KIA/MIA before BuPers Circular Ltr 90-43, 29 May 1943? My Uncle, AMM1/c William Charles DEWALD was regular Aircrew in SOC/SON a/c in USS HOUSTON CA-30 from before WWII started until he was declared MIA 01 March 1942 when HOUSTON was sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait. There are surviving Deck Log entries with his name listed as Aircrew. Would like to hear from anyone who has personal knowledge of Combat Aircrew Wings awarded posthumously, or of denied requests for posthumous award of Combat Aircrew Wings.
Bruce DE WALD
Monday, July 13th, 2015 at 6:38 pm.
E-Mail Updated  CIRULLI, AMS3 James
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, July 13th, 2015 at 12:39 pm.
Shipmate  TURRENTINE, AX3 Tom
I served with VP-18 (1966-1967) and flew with Crew-6. First PPC was Lcdr Smithey, second was Lcdr Kunkel. Some fellow crewmembers: AX1 Paul Warr (retired as a commander, deceased), AD2 Frosty Frease, AT2 Roger Cannady, Lt Bill Pennock (died in car accident in PR), and several others whose names will come to me. I was later commissioned through AOCS, but the RIF of 75 offered me an opportunity elsewhere. I retired from the Boeing Company where I was a flight training instructor (747/777) until training was outsourced, then I worked with the airline customers in flight operations engineering technical areas. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Sunday, July 12th, 2015 at 4:48 pm.
Shipmate  KING, Charles
I served aboard NAS Pensacola, Florida (1951-1953) and ZX-11 (1953-1954) and worked in the Electronics Building. I remember losing 2 airships.
Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 11:00 pm.
Shipmate  FARLEY, CAPTAIN Randal "Randy"
I served with VP-19 (01/1983-06/1986) and a NAV, TACCO, and Mission Commander on CAC-11. I retired after 30 years in September 2010. Have lived in San Diego off and on since 1991.
Thursday, July 09th, 2015 at 3:56 pm.
Shipmate  ARMSTRONG, AO3 William A. "Bill"
I served with VP-19 (1971-1972) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to Phillipines and Thailand. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, July 08th, 2015 at 10:41 pm.
Shipmate  PRIBIL, Frank
I served with VP-931 (09/1950-09/1952). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, July 08th, 2015 at 4:10 pm.
Shipmate  LONG, ATW2 Clifford C.
I enlisted in the Navy in January of 1962 for the sole purpose of getting to a patrol squadron and becoming part of a flight crew!! I wanted to be an "AIRDALE" just like my older brother. I ended up on the trail of that goal through AT school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee, CIC school in NAS Glynco, Georgia and got my orders to my first squadron, VW-11, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. Arrived at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada on Easter 1963 and was met at the bottom of the aft ladder of the EC-121 that delivered me, by a navy yoeman, who handed me a set of orders to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, where I was to join my crew. It was Crew 4, the Black Widows. Captain Bunce was the Plane Commander, Lt. JG Webb was my CIC officer and I remember that the Flight Engineer was a big redhead Chief by the name of Kellog. I spent 95% of my time deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and flew as a CIC/RADAR/ECM operator on other crews when crew 4 returned to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I accumulated 1500 Hrs of EC-121K flight time. During my over 100 missions, I saw The volcano Surtsey eruption the morning of Nov. 12 1963, was flying the West Barrier when on November 22, 1963, at 1530 Zulu was notified by OPCON that JFK was shot and flew a 18 hr. mission that day. Found out when we landed that JFK was dead. By the way, the commander of COMBARFORLANT, was Commodore Scarpino. During my VW-11 tour, I got to "abort" to Prestwick Scotland many times and ultimately met and married a Scottish Lassie, who is my current wife of 50 years. Spent many days/nights at the Red Lion Hotel in Ayr. Established a "Willy Victor" room with the help of John Woods the owner/operator. Flew my last mission in mid October 1964, I believe it was on a ASW modified EC-121K Aircraft, BUNO 145940. I received my orders to VAW-33 NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Flew as an operator on the Guppy Aircraft, an AD5W, detatched to the USS Lake Champlain CVS-39, the last of the WWII straight deck carriers. Got a 6 month extension due to world events, deployed aboard ship to take part in the Dominican Republic "flurry". Discharged May 1966 as an ATW2 and returned to my Home town of Huron Ohio. Give me a shout if you want to exchange stories.
Wednesday, July 08th, 2015 at 4:09 pm.
Shipmate  LEIDY, Ralph
I served with VP-50 (1973).
Tuesday, July 07th, 2015 at 12:16 am.
Shipmate  HOLMES, AMH2 R.C.
I served with VP-62 (1975-1980) in Corrosion Control and Airframe Shops, NAF Detroit, Michigan (1980-1984) in "intermediate" maintenance level supporting P-3's (VP-93) and C-118's, VAQ-309 (1984-198) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington where I continued working "intermediate" maintenance in support of the P-3 and A6 "intruder" aircraft until medically discharged in 1985 due to back problems. Currently live in West Virginia and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, July 06th, 2015 at 11:25 am.
Shipmate  ROMANEK, Jack A.
Served with FAW-14 at NAAS Camp Kearny, California and would like to hear from former Shipmates.

Shipmate  TALLUTO, Vincent J.
I served aboard NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1960-1962) and NAF Naples, Italy (1962-1964).
Thursday, July 02nd, 2015 at 3:34 pm.
Shipmate  HARE, Richard
I served with VP-24 (1981-1985) and VP-45 (1991-1995).
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 9:46 pm.
Shipmate  BROOKS, LT Louis H. Jr.
Louis served with FAW-7 / PATSU-7 (01/1944-1945). He is 95 and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at 1:52 pm.
Shipmate  PALMER, Joseph
I served with VP-7 (02/1962-12/1962) in Power Plants and VW-11 (12/1962-11/1964) at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I retired in 2002 after 38 years with the Teamsters Union.
Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at 6:17 pm.
Memorial  RENESKI, CDR Bernard J. Jr. Retired
My brother, Bernard J. Reneski Jr., recently passed away. Bernard served with VQ-2 in the early 1970's.
John Reneski
Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at 2:32 pm.
Shipmate  WALDROP, William "Jack"
I served with VR-23 (1953-1955) Carrier On-board Delivery (COD) Unit.
Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 11:40 am.
Shipmate  CARTER, Steven
I served aboard NAAS Saufley Field, Pensacola, Florida (1971-1975) with Ground Support and Flight Line Operations.
Saturday, June 27th, 2015 at 10:24 am.
Guestbook Entries 18,640 [29MAY2015] through 18,660 [23JUN2015]

Shipmate  LAWLOR, Jack
I served with VP-9 (1966-1969) as a TACCO/Mission Commander. I flew with Crew-5 (PPC Jim Jackson) and Crew-3 (PPC Chuck Morris). I would like to hear from former Shipmates. Hopefully see you all at Montery in 2016 for West Coast Reunion.
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 at 10:09 am.
Shipmate  COX, Jack E.
Dad flew with VP-73 (1942-1945) at NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island as a Crew Chief aboard the PBY and PBMs. Dad is now 93 and remembers fondly his time in the Navy. Dad would love to hear from former VP-73 and/or VP-84 Shipmates.
Robert J. Cox
Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 8:56 pm.
Mishaps  VP-47 Mishap - June 9th, 1954
Major James R. O'Moore (SEE: In Memorial for VP-47 lost friends June 9th, 1954) was my cousin. His mother, Sara Hultquist, was my mother's sister. His loss broke her heart. He was her only child. A picture of him in his uniform hangs on my family wall. I was just a baby when he was killed, but I have a picture of him holding me when I was just about 6-months old. I consider myself to be the keeper of his memory, as all other family members are now gone also. Until today, I had just the family account of the plane crash, along with the letter his mother wrote to my mother, telling her about his death. Today, I located this site with the critical information that told the whole story about what happened, and provided these historic photographs that detailed the honorable recovery assistance from the Japanese. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the information presented here.
Kathy Bruckner Thompson
Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 8:04 pm.
Shipmate  DesROSIERS, AE3 Ronald "Big D"
I served with VP-7 (1963-1966) and flew with Crew-1 and Crew-7. I am the brother of Wayne "Little D" DesRosiers. We're both alive and well, retired and living in NJ. Looking forward to hearing from former Shipmates.
Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 2:53 pm.
E-Mail Updated  
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 10:17 am.
E-Mail Updated  HARTER, ATC Jeffrey "JC"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at 6:48 pm.
Shipmate  MARSHALL, Dwayne
I served with VPB-123 and flew with Crew-15. Now living in Minnesota.
Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 7:14 pm.
Shipmate  RALLE, AE1 John
I served with FASRON-117 (1954-1956). One of the best times of my life!
Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 1:44 pm.
Shipmate  CARLISLE, James H.
My father, James H. CARLISLE, served with VP-33 as a Black Cat Squadron pilot. Dad is 96 years old this year and would love to hear from former Shipmates. I will forward any and all e-mail. Thanks!
Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 6:27 pm.
Shipmate  NABET, AB3 John R.
I served with VP-10 (1956-1958) and worked the flight line and was assigned the hanger and barracks as the Master at Arms. I worked with BM1 Phil HUNT and CDR E.L. MOSS was our Commanding Officer.
Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 3:00 pm.
Shipmate  DENVER, AE2 Bill
I served with AEWBarRonPac (1961-1963) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Midway Island. Currently residing in Paradise, Florida.
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 at 3:02 pm.
Shipmate  INGERSOLL, ADJ2 Bob
I served with VP-10 (12/1967-03/1971) with deployments to NAS Bermuda, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I flew 2nd Mech on Drivers Crew among others.
Tuesday, June 09th, 2015 at 5:58 pm.
Shipmate  HANDLEY, Logan B.
I served with VW-11 (1959-1961) and flew (ACW) with Crew-12.
Tuesday, June 09th, 2015 at 3:43 pm.
Shipmate  PENROD, PO2 James
I served with VP-91 (1972-1977) at NAS Moffett Field, California>. I handled officer records, classified material and played sports throughout my naval Career.
Monday, June 08th, 2015 at 8:48 pm.
Mishaps  VP-115 Mishap - April 22nd, 1944
You have an error on the name of one crew member. My uncle was Steve C Burkhart Jr. I am trying to identify the rest of the crew on that plane and found a group headstone listing 6 of the crew: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=40440897. Your website lists a Bernard L. Jackson but this marker and other information I have indicates the last name should be Johnson.
Martha Burkhart Collins
Monday, June 08th, 2015 at 8:38 am.
Memorial  ALLEN, CPO Eldon W. "Al" Retired
My Dad, Eldon W Allen, passed away from cancer in the 1970's. He served with VAW-13 at NAS Alameda, California with a deployment to NAS Agana, Guam, USS Oriskany (CV-34), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), Flight Coordinator at NAS Alameda, California until retirement. I would love to hear from some of his former Shipmates.
Stevean W. Allen
Monday, June 01st, 2015 at 10:54 pm.
Shipmate  KOCH, Jeffery
I served with VAW-125 (1980-1983) with two cruises aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59) and the USS Saratoga (CV-60).
Monday, June 01st, 2015 at 2:45 am.
Shipmate  BROWN, AMS3 William C.
I served with VP-8 NAS Brunswick, Maine. I served with John Hodges, Chief McMillian and Smitty.
Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 11:12 pm.
Shipmate  BRADEN, AMS2 Larry
I served with VT-9 (1968-1971) and worked on the check crew. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 2:29 pm.
E-Mail Updated  SMITH, Donald M.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 10:04 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,620 [11MAY2015] through 18,640 [29MAY2015]

Memorial  NORTON, Craig S. "T"
I must sandly report that Craig S. Norton suddenly passed away from a heart-attack almost 3 years ago. Craig served with VP-48 (1977-1980) and was a VP-31 FRAMP Instructor. His family were/are devistated by the loss.
MICHAELSEN, YN2 Jahna "Banana"
Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 6:06 am.
Shipmate  MICHAELSEN, YN2 Jahna "Banana"
I served with VP-31 (1980-1983).
Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 6:06 am.
Shipmate  MILLER, AT1 Kenton Retired
I served with VP-48 at NAS Moffett Field, California as a FE, Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF) NAS Alameda, California, VP-40 at NAS Moffett Field, California, Naval Air Maintenance TRAining DETachment (NAMTRADET) 1012 at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and retired in 1995.
Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at 7:13 pm.
Shipmate  CONWELL, Frank
I served with VP-23 (11/1961-02/1963) in the Airframes Shop (night check).
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 7:26 pm.
Shipmate  FLEDDERMAN, CPO Ronald C. Retired
I served with the Navy Motion Picture Service (NMPS) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Naval Correspondence Course Center (NCCC) at Brooklyn and Scotia, New York, VP-7 (1960-1963) NAS Brunswick, Maine and NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VW-4 (1964-1966) at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR then changed NAS Jacksonville, Florida, NS Charleston, SC (1966-1970), VQ-2 (1970-1974) at NS Rota, Spain, VT-23 (1974-1966) and retired from Naval Service.
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 5:46 pm.
Shipmate  WALKLEY, Robert
I served with VAP-61 (1968-1970). Now living in Townsville Australia since 1972. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 6:14 am.
Shipmate  WYATT, AT3(AW) Josh
I served with VAW-115 (1991-1995) with CAG-5. I currently live in Dallas, TX and working for Texas Instruments as NFC/RFID Apps Manager.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 11:32 am.
Shipmate  PETERSON, CDR Roy "Pete" Retired
I enlisted in 1968. I earned my AC wings at NAS Lemoore, California as a helicopter rescue crewman, fly rescue mission in the Sierra Nevada mountains. After two years of shore duty, I received orders to VP-11 as an AT-2. I went through VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland trained as in IFT, but when I arrived at the squadron I found out that if I wanted to fly I have to be a radioman. No problem let me fly. I made the short notice deploy to WesPac with VP-11 July-Nov 1972 operating from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. After a, very short stint as a civilian, I returned to active duty and changed my rate to AW. After AW "A" school and another pass throught the RAG, I reported to VP-44. Flying the oldest P-3A as SS2 then SS1 I made two deployment NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Bermuda between 1974-1977 making AW1 along the way. I followed that tour with two years at TSC NAS Sigonella, Sicily, where I really learned acoustic analyis from some great AW's. AW1 Mike Stokes, AWC Al Cox, AWC Mike Cantor and AWC Mel Watkin a great acoustic analyist and one of the best leaders I had in my naval career. En route to shore duty at Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland by way of VP-30 I was selected for AWC and was intiated in 1979. A couple of weeks later, I found out I'd been select for an a commission as an Aviation Operations LDO Ensign. My shore duty was cut short and after knife and fork school, I to the USS Ranger, in NS Subic Bay, Philippines for an 8 month deployment to the Indian Ocean. Working in the ASW Module a was promoted to LT(jg) on my second deployment to the Indian Ocean. After 2 years 2 months and 1 day I departed USS Ranger to NAVAVSCHCOM NAS Pensacola, Florida for training as a Naval Flight Officer. VP-10 at NATU Mather Airforce Base, VP-31 and I found myself in Hawaii as an LT NavCom in VP-1, CAC-6. Under the leadership of LT Frank Dombrowski, I quickly qualified as a TC. After a split deployment to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan / NAF Misawa, Japan I earned my Mission Commander designation and a JO crew. Select for the College Degree Program (CDP), with the help of the XO CDR Zambernardi, I made the very hard decision to forgo another VP-1 deployment and took orders to New Hampshire College. Completeing my BS degree in 9 months, transferred to Commander Patrol Wings Atlantic (CPWL) where I was the Aircrew Training Officer. A great job in a great location 1987-1991. From there it was time for my fourth patrol squadron. After my 5th time through the RAG, I reported to VP-8 as a LCDR Department Head. Two deployments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and all the det sites, I stretched this tour as long as I could, knowing that as an AW/LDO this was my last active duty squadron. It was a good tour (Tiger, Tiger) and I flew with them from Oct 1991 until June 1995, picking up my P-3 5000 hour pin along the way. Shore duty followed as the Director of Training, Fleet Aviation Specialized Training Group Atlantic (FASO). It was a very interesting job with schools in NAS Brunswick, Maine, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Mayport, plus all the Marine air stations, not to mention SERE. We worked hard to keep up with all the changes in tmissions, new technology and the impacts on flight crew training. My last tour 1999-2002 was as XO of NAS Souda Bay, Crete, Greece where I retired with over 5500 hours in the P-3 and over 33 years active service. It was a great career. At my retirement ceremony, I was piped ashore then back aboard our 42' sloop Brilliant, where my bride Stephanie spent 5 years cruising the Med, crossing the Atlantic in 2006, the Caribbean, then the US East Coast until last year when we moved ashore in Florida.
Monday, May 25th, 2015 at 10:49 pm.
Shipmate  HILL, Woody
I served with VX-6 (1964-1966) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I participated in Operationd Deep Freeze as a Crew aboard the U-1B with Wayne Shattick. I also played football for the Quonset Airbees.
Monday, May 25th, 2015 at 2:55 pm.
Shipmate  PINK, ATR2 James
I served with VP-28 (1963-1966).
Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 3:34 pm.
Shipmate  GALLAWAY, Rick
I served with VP-26 (1962-1964) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NAS Key West, Florida, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Bermuda.
Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 3:24 pm.
Shipmate  SMALL, ADJ2 Michael
I served with VP-11 (1971-1975) as 2nd Mechanic with Crews 1, 2 and 3.
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 10:05 pm.
Shipmate  LOCKHART, ATN3 Joe
I served with AEWBarRonPac (07/1963-06/1965) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VP-19 (07/1965-07/1966) flying with Crew-10 as a Radioman. I established the radio operators training department shortly after arriving.
Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 11:57 pm.
Memorial  McNALLY, Robert P.
My Dad, Robert P McNally, served with VC-61 (1947-1951). I would love to hear from any Dad's former Shipmates.
James McNally
Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 5:59 pm.
Shipmate  HOLT, PN3 Terry L.
I served with VP-2 (01/1956-08/1958).
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 2:31 pm.
Memorial  DAVIDS, AD2 Bob
AD2 Bob Davids passed away on Sunday, May 18th at Noon. He was regular Navy assigned to VP-661 during the Korean Conflict (1950-1952). He performed his duties on the engines in an excellent manner, especially the propeller control problems. Have a smooth final patrol, Bob!
HOUCHENS, Jack
Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 10:53 pm.
Shipmate  BENSON, AD2 William T.
I served with FASRON-120 (10/1954-11/1956) at and worked in EBU shops 1 and 2 and Drone F6F Shop at NAS Point Mugu, California.
Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 2:41 pm.
Shipmate  HALL, ADR3/AZ3 Verne
I served with VR-21 Detachment (04/1963-04/1965) DET Japan. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 7:29 pm.
NoticeI served with FAW-10 and made two detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (1967 & 1968). Need help with my Agent Orange Claim (TDY makes case difficult to prove). Thanks for any help.
Donald Dawson
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 6:20 pm.
Shipmate  WILLIAMS, AT Harry
I served with VR-5 (1956-Disestablishment) at NAS Moffett Field, California and VFAW-3 (1973).
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 12:44 pm.
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Shipmate  WHITLEY, AT2 Dennis
I served with VP-10 (1984-1987) with deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 11:31 am.
Shipmate  WOODS, PR1 John J. Retired
I served with VP-10 (1997-2001) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Saturday, May 09th, 2015 at 10:28 pm.
Shipmate  O'DONNELL, Ray
I served with VP-47 (1957-1960).
Saturday, May 09th, 2015 at 2:20 pm.
Shipmate  WOLD, ADJ2 Kevin
I served with VP-23 (1972-1975) with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (twice) and Operation Springboard (NS Roosevelt Roads, PR). I was discharged 11/1975. I would love to from former Shipmates especially Jim Korth (Giant), Terry Long and Mike May.
Friday, May 08th, 2015 at 4:09 pm.
Shipmate  MARTIN, AT Gary
I served with VQ-2 (1961-1963) and was a crew member aboard the A3D.
Wednesday, May 06th, 2015 at 1:35 am.
Shipmate  PINHO, Joseph M.
I served with VP-6 (1970-1972) and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Tuesday, May 05th, 2015 at 4:09 pm.
E-Mail Updated  VanCLEAVE, AMS1 Forrest L.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Tuesday, May 05th, 2015 at 12:05 pm.
E-Mail Updated  BROCK, PNC Darrell E.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, May 04th, 2015 at 2:34 pm.
E-Mail Updated  YAREMCHUK, AM Nick Jr.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, May 02nd, 2015 at 5:01 pm.
Shipmate  ADAMS, Gerald C. Retired
I served with VP-49 (04/1960-1963) at NAS Bermuda. Enlisted in the Navy in April 1956 and retired July 1, 1975.
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 12:50 am.
Shipmate  MOORE, John
I served with VP-65 (1970's) with a deployment to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.
Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 3:27 pm.
E-Mail Updated  PITTMAN, AE3 Joseph R. "Joe"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at 9:19 pm.
E-Mail Updated  THOMAS, ATC Fred E.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 5:28 pm.
E-Mail Updated  ZIMMER, John
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 6:27 pm.
Reunion  VP-94 Reunion (April 25th, 2015)
Annual Texas gethering of VP-94 at John Fussell, Saturday April 25th, 2015. For more information contact Denny Norris via 3-mail or (469)693-3091.
NORRIS, CWO4 Denny
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 4:25 pm.
Notice  My Dad, Al "Homer" Jones, served with VP-84 during WW2 as a FE. His pilot was Mr. Davis. I would like a picture of what the squaderon patch looked like. If anyone could do this it would be great. By the way Al "Homer" Jones is 97 years old and still with us.
A.W. Jones Jr.
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 10:18 am.
Shipmate  BARR, AMHC/AC Willie C. Retired
I served with VXE-6 (08/1970-08/1974. I worked in Airframes and Flight Crew.
Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 8:06 pm.
Shipmate  HANSEN, David
I served with VP-11 (1970-1972) and worked on the Flight Line.
Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 4:58 pm.
E-Mail Updated  McCULLOUGH, Don
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 1:32 pm.
Shipmate  MATTERN, ABCM James E. "Jim" Retired
I served with FASRON-200 Special (1956-1960) at Blackbushe, England in the Air Cargo Unit. I flew aboard the R4D's as a loadmaster, mainly with the AP's including Chief Pomroy. I lived in Camberley, Surrey for the duration. Like most at the time I married an English girl and left there with a baby boy. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 7:23 pm.
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