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AMBURGEY, AT1 Robert C. ramburgey94@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49 (1960-1964), VP-18 (1964-1968), VP-21 (1968-1969), NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1970-1973), VP-11 (1973-1978) as a Radio Operator and NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1978-1981)..." [BIO Updated 16MAY2013 | 10MAY2013]


BARBAGALLO, ADCS John Retired jablyd@earthlink.net "...I was a FE at VP-10 from 1976-1980 at Warminster Naval Air Development Center from 1980-83 then on Catbird NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1982-1986..." [15MAY2006]

BEEBE, Robert D. robbyd59@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-2 from 1962 to 1963 on Crew 10 (P2V-7) with LCDR Florin, AD2 Dombroski and ATN3 Whipple. Previously had tours at NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania Research/Development Center (1958 to 1960) and AEWBarRonPac flying out of Midway (1960 to 1961). Went from VP-2 to VR-24 and AIMD at NS Rota, Spain (1963 to 1967), QA Representative at NAAS Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Florida (1967 to 1970), USS Forrestal and Independence ships company till July 1973, then AIMD NAS Norfolk, Virginia till retirement in October 1977. Now live in Yorktown, VA. Have lost track of a Shipmate AT3 Henry Van Aller. Appreciate any assistance..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24APR2011 | E-Mail Updated 15NOV2003 | 03JUN99]

BENNER, AXCS Mike Retired mbennj@attbi.com "...I served in VP-47 from 1965 to 1967 as an AX3 and AX2 and made a NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan deployment as a ground pounder working in 210 and AIMD. I left for AVI "B" school in Millington and then served in VP-46 from 1968 to 1969 and did an NAS Adak, Alaska deployment. Did shore duty at NADC Warminster, PA then got into the VS navy for the remainder of my career retiring in 1983. It's great to see some familiar names after all these years..." [17APR2002]

BENNETT, AMSC Chuck Retired chuckndi@webtv.net "...Duty stations were; VP-26 1972-1975, NADC Warminster 1975-1978, NAS Keflavik, Iceland 1978-1981, VQ-2 1981-1984, VP-11 1984-1989, AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1989-1992. Living now in Florida doing what every Chief dreams of, drinking coffee for a living working for Maxwell House Coffees in Jax. Any OLD Shipmates drop me a line. Would love to hear from you..." [06NOV98]

BENNING, ADC John Retired navychief97@hotmail.com "...Enlisted August 1973 with the intention of serving for a couple of years.....24-years later I retired as an ADC...Quite a ride! Throughout my career I moved around the aviation community, serving in VF-124, VRC-50, NAS Key West, Florida, VP-4, VP-17, VQ-2, NADC Johnsville, Pennsylvania and CPW-10. It was all memorable, but the P-3 time was especially rewarding. As a FE working in the maintenance department I had the best of both worlds, interacting with professional flight crew as well as outstanding maintainers. My Navy training and experience directly resulted in my continuing with aviation after retirement, first with Boeing, then with the FAA, where I currently manage the FAA International Field Office in Frankfurt, Germany. My experience an an FAA manager requires me to be "The Chief" years after hanging up the uniform and donning civvies. I am eternally grateful for all Shipmates that helped guide this young sailor toward a solid understanding of what integrity and leadership are all about..." [E-Mail Updated 29OCT2011 | E-Mail Updated 02AUG99 | Updated 14APR98]

BLOOD, David C. bloodsace@webtv.net "...I served in VP-11 from 1982- 1989. I started out as a ground pounder in the AME/PR shop. I started flying as a second mech in 1984 and went to FE school in NAS Jacksonville, Florida during 1985. I did three NAS Keflavik, Iceland tours, one NAS Bermuda tour and one NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal tour as well. I went to Naval Air Development Center in 89 and left there in 1990 back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida with CLAW ONE. I left the NAVY in 1991 and entered the civilian sector. I work for the STATE of Florida in Law Enf. I sure do miss the wonderful people and the times we had in the VP community. I am currently working on my civilian rating in single engine aircraft..." [17OCT99]

BOWERS, ATC Dale Retired Gdbowers1@aol.com "...Stationed at Naval Air Development Center 72-75, VP-23 IFT CAC-9 75-79, VPU-1 83-87 retired 90. My years as a flyer were the best. Will never forget the "Hurrivac to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal in 75. Would like to hear from any Shipmates..." [08APR2001]

BOZIN, REAR ADMIRAL Stanley D. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/bozinsd.html "...Rear Adm. Stanley D. Bozin, a native of Union, New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers College of Engineering at New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. He received his commission in November of 1974 through the Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate Program and was designated a Naval Aviator in December 1975. Following flight training, he reported to VP-48 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Achieving designation as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot, he deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Misawa, Japan. While attached to VP-48, he served as Communications Officer, AW Division Officer, Schedules Officer, Flight Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. In October 1979, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster, Pennsylvania. There he served as the Schedules Officer, Test and Evaluation Project Support Officer and Aircraft Maintenance Department Head. While attached to Naval Air Development Center he flew all variants of the P3C aircraft, and also qualified as Plane Commander and Instructor Pilot in the UC-27 aircraft. Rear Adm. Bozin was then ordered to the USS Coral Sea as the Assistant Navigator in January 1983. He deployed with the "Ageless Warrior" on the "around the world cruise" and homeport change from Alameda, California to Norfolk, Virginia. In June 1985, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California. Upon graduation in December 1986, he received a Master of Science Degree in Financial Management. Following refresher training. Rear Adm. Bozin reported to VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in May 1987. During his tour, he served as Maintenance Officer, Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot deploying to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. In January 1989, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Office of Chief of Naval Operations, Air Warfare (OP-OS), as the lead Naval Aircraft Procurement Program and Budget Analyst. In May 1991, he reported to VP-24 on deployment in NAS Keflavik, Iceland as the Executive Officer. In May 1992, he assumed command of VP-24 and deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily in October 1992. While in NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Rear Adm.(sel) Bozin was assigned as Commander, Task Group 67.1. On deployment, the squadron worked closely with the USS John F. Kennedy Battle Group and participated in OPERATIONS DESERT CALM, MARITIME MONITOR/GUARD, RESTORE HOPE and ASSURED VICTOR. In June 1993, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (FM&C), as the Assistant to the Appropriations Matters Office. He was assigned as the lead liaison for all Navy Research, Development, Test and Evaluation programs between Congressional Appropriations committees and senior navy leadership. On August 15, 1996, Rear Adm. Bozin assumed command of CPW-10 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. In addition to his Wing Commander training oversight responsibilities, he also assumed the operational duties as Commander, Task Group 12.1. In June 1998, he was assigned to the J8 Directorate of the Joint Staff as the Division Chief for the Sea, Air, Space, Superiority Assessment Division. He provided assessments as directed by the Joint Requirements Oversight Council and reported to the Chairman of the Joint Staff. The Chairman used this information in communications with the Secretary of Defense on budget preparation and issues. In May 2000, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (FM&C), as the Head of the Appropriations Matters Office. Rear Adm. Bozin has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legion of Merit Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and various other unit awards..." [24JUN2003]

BRINK, Larry M lbrink@semcor.com "...I spent 21 years in the old USN as as AW. Ten years in P-3's (VP-17, NADC and VP-4 / VPU-2 ) and 11 in direct support (ASWOC / TSC) or training (FCTC LANT) at Dam Neck..."

BROWN, Walter J. walt7777@comcast.net "...I served aboard NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1971)..." [24FEB2014]

BRYSON, AO1 Timothy D. wbmidnight@gmail.com "...I served aboard NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1979-1982) as a ground pounder and then a AO crewman. I enjoyed my time there finishing up 11 good years of service. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [14APR2017]

BUCKLER, Paul buckler@nosc.mil "...I served in many VP units VP-46 twice and NADC and VP-26 and I really do miss the Navy..." [04DEC2004]


CANHAN, Rod rod_canham@csnw.com "...Served with VP-4 '68-'70, VP-26 '70-'73, and Naval Air Development Center Warminster '73-'76..." [21AUG2000]

Memorial Picture "...CASTRO, AOC Albert...Albert Atanacio Castro, 62, AOC USN Retired departed our midst on 13 October 2012, after suffering a fall while hunting near his home in La Plata, MD. His wife Patricia of 28 years, devoted dog Rocky and other family survive him. Albert was born in Gallup, NM, to Atanacio and Lola Castro. He graduated from Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque, NM, and joined the United States Navy in August 1968. Chief Castro had a distinguished 23-year Naval career. P-3 training with VP-31, first operational tour was with VP-4 Skinny Dragons, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1971 - 1976. Al logged over 500 hours of dedicated combat missions including many searches and refugee operations. Additional Duty Stations included: NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-19 Big Red at NAS Moffett Field, California, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania, VXN-8 and Naval Aviation Maintenance Office (NAMO) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Chief Castro's awards and decorations include two Strike Flight Air Medals, Navy Achievement, Navy Expeditionary, Armed Forces Expeditionary, two Vietnam Service Medals, and numerous other citations and commendations. Typical of his devotion to duty, Chief Castro took great pride in his civilian career. He proudly continued to serve the Navy and his country as a DOD contractor supporting Air-to-Air Weapons for Aviation Trainings Systems Command. In 2008 he became Program Manager for Acquisition and Life Cycle Support of the HARM Weapons System for the Naval Air Weapons Center at Patuxent River, MD. Chief Castro was a patriot, an unsung hero, always prepared to serve the Navy and the United States of America. Recently, he and his teammates were on board several naval vessels upgrading equipment as his comrades ventured into harm's way. Chief Castro's awards and decorations include two Strike Flight Air Medals, Navy Achievement, Navy Expeditionary, Armed Forces Expeditionary, two Vietnam Service Medals, and numerous other citations and commendations. He was a life member of the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen, Plankowner of Chapter 22, Patuxent River, and also served on the AAO National Board of Directors. In addition he was a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, prior Post 2632 Senior Vice Commander; the Military Order of the Cooties; the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 093; American Legion; VP-4 Association; the NRA; and the Saint Charles Sportsman's Club. Albert is also survived by his brothers Frank Castro of Paige TX, Anthony Castro and Timothy Castro of Albuquerque, NM and sisters Josephine Martinez of Clearfield UT, Marie Baca of Fort Worth TX, Florence Otis, Elizabeth Sumruld, and Dolores Torres of Albuquerque NM, and Kathy Martin of Dalles OR, and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received to celebrate Albert's Life on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. There will be a funeral service on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 6:30 PM. Deacon Johnny Barnes will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the VFW National Home for Children, 3573 South Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827-9799 or www.vfwnationalhome.org. The VFW National Home for children provides support for our military and veterans' families. A Guest Book is available at http://www.brinsfieldecholsfuneral.com/obituaries/dsp_files/dsp_viewobit.cfm?obit_ID=4635..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [02NOV2012]

CASTRO, AOC Albert Retired aacastro@juno.com "...After my initial P-3 training with VP-31 Moffett Field, California, in March of 1971 I started my first VP operational tour as an Aircrew Ordnanceman with VP-4 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I remember Sherald Juneau the Flight Engineer who became like a brother to me. The fellow Ordies Bob McCoy, Andy "Ord" Anderson, Bob McKinney, Vic Teem, Bill Maye, Glen Schleusser, Howell Robins, Charles Roberson, and of course the two brothers Jim and Rob Jenkins. Pilots like Jim Messegee, Skip Dale, and Bill Broadwell, who cared. Never forget the Cocos Island departing flyby. Everything was just Hunky-Dori. The deployments, detachments, and visits to Japan, Taiwan, Diego Garcia, Australia, Guam, Wake, Philippine Islands, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam are memories burnt into my mind. Never to forget Wichita Det. After five years with the Skinny Dragons I transferredred in April of 1976 to shore duty. I had to get back into flight status. So in July of 1978 I transferredred into VP-19 Moffett Field, California. I remember the Ordies most of all Randy Corman, Duck Carter, Reno Dickson, Johnny King, Steve Harris, Frank Pesich, and Perry Veto. Drivers like Ray Morris and Don Hefkin both of them pretty boys. I visited a number locations including, Adak, Okinawa, Singapore, Korea, and Iran. Made a number of site revisits, including back to Hawaii for those quarterly torpedo qualifications. Of course we always had to have a full Ordie load team on all those Hawaii flights. After four and a half years with Big Red, and thinking I had enough of West Pac in January of 1983 I transferredred to the Naval Air Development Center (NADC), Warminster, Pennsylvania. I remember Bob Flangan, Dale Cain ("Best Man"), and an Ordie named Ron Jerasa. My aircrew shore duty at NADC had me deploying to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NAS Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands. In November of 1985 I reported to Oceanographic Development Squadron Eight (VXN-8) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. During my duty with VXN-8 the World Travelers there was Barry (Hank) Evitts, JD Patterson, Tim Mattson, and Bill Lomba, who I remember most as I was stationed with all four in prior commands (repeat offenders). The civilians Jeff Kerling (Admiral Kerlingus), and Pete Kupstas (Stinky Pete) hit the beach with the rest of us. Then there were the Flight Engineers that no one could ever forget Ed Matteson, Greg Valdez, and Jimmy Danials. What a bunch of great guys, and there was many more, I just had to name a few. While assigned to the World Travelers I made detachments to England, Iceland, Greenland, Portugal, Norway, Scotland, and Spain. After 17 years as a Naval Aircrewman, in December 1989, I reported for my final tour in the Navy with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Office at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I retired from the United States Navy in April of 1992. Currently I am providing direct staff technical support to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) Program Manager for Aviation Training Systems (PMA205), for acquisition and life cycle support of airborne weapons systems. Living in La Plata, Maryland and working in the Patuxent River area, I get to see a few of the old P-3 squadron mates..." [E-Mail Updated 09AUG2005 | 27MAR2001]

CIACCIO, Fred frederick.ciaccio1@us.army.mil "...I was stationed at Naval Air Development Center during 1970 - 1972. I was a member of the Military Technical Assistance Group (MTAG), and would be iterested in hearing from other members of that team..." [E-Mail Updated 07AUG2007 | 06JAN2006]

Memorial Picture "...CLARK, LCDR Maurice...My late father, LCDR Maurice Clark, served with VP-46 (1961-1965) as a P2 TACCO/Co-Pilot and a P-3 Co-Pilot, VW-4 (1971-1973), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1973-1979) and retired in 1979. I'd love to hear from Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by Maurice Clark, Jr. tirpitz617@yahoo.com [E-Mail/BIO Updated 09JAN2014 | 21APR2010]

CLAUSS, AWC(AW) Fred p3cewo@mediaone.net "...VP-16 - 1984-1995...NADC/NAWC - 1989-1992...VP-24 - 1992-Decom..:( (1995)...VP-30 - 1995-1996...PWLD AMPO - 1996-present..."

CLAY, AT1(NAC) Tom "Staypuff" Retired tomkat83@alltel.net "...My first squadron was VP-50 (8/85-4-89). I was an IFT on Crew 9 and Crew 6 doing 2 NSF Diego Garcia/ NAS Cubi Point, Philippines/ NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployments and 1 NAS Misawa, Japan deployment. I saw several names on your list already from those days. From VP-50, I went to Naval Air Development Center Warminster (6/89-1/92) for shore duty (I was on det 1 month of every 3!) then to CPW-1 Det NAS Misawa, Japan (1/92-5/95), VP-40 (7/95-3/97) for a NSF Diego Garcia/Jeddah/Masirah/any where sandy deployment, CPW-10 (3/97-10/98) on LIMDU, and now I'm back in VP-40 but grounded. I would love to hear from any Shipmates, especially from the "Tromba's Trojans" Crew 6 days...I retired out of NRL in July '03 and moved back to Georgia. I graduated with a BS in Physics and a BA in History in May 2006 and a Master's in Military History in June 2008..." [BIO Updated 10OCT2008 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 18AUG2003 | E-Mail Updated 01MAY2000 | 29OCT99]

CLAYBURN, Rich "quazimoto" clayburn@erols.com "...Hello VP-17 and fellow P-3'ers!! I was stationed in VP-17 from 1988 to 1991. Wow, what a great time I had. Some of the best people I have ever met were in 17. After 17 I went to C-7 school and then to NAF Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, Pennsylvania. I got out of the Navy in 1995 and went to work for Lockheed in the P-3 lab. I am still working in the P-3 lab in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. If anyone would like to contact me my work phone is 301-342-2628 I would love to hear from anyone!! Hope life is treating everyone good!!..." [11DEC98]

CMAR, ADJC Mike Retired m_cmar@msn.com "...I served with VP-11 (1965-1969 and 1970-1973. I transitioned from the P2 to P-3 with Crew-1 and flew as Plane Captain/FE. I also served with VP-18 (1959-1961) flying with various crews as a P2V-7 Plane Captain. My last crew was Crew-10 with CDR A. J. Carnegi as PPC. Next flew asortment of aircraft at NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania ending up in P2V-5F's and 7's. Followed that up again in P2V-7's and transitioned to new P-3B's as a FE on LE-1. Got to fly the 1st flight in VP-11 (01/1967). Following "ADJ B" school went to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland but terminated shore duty as no FE billets were available there. Returned to VP-11 as a ADJC/FE. Guess what - went back to NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (formerly Johnsville) from where I retired..." [BIO Updated 12JUL2012 | BIO Updated 26JAN2010 | 24JAN2010]

COALE, Bill billygc1@hotmail.com "...I served aboard NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1962 to 1963 (Navy Exchange) and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada from 1963 to 1965. I'm from Falls Church, VA and currently live in Martinsburg, WV..." [27JUL2010]

COOK, AO2 Dave darho.cook@gmail.com "...I served with NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (09/1967-10/1969) I was an AO and made 2nd class while there. Those were two of the best years of my life. The duty was great and so were the people. I flew on P2 and was the crew ordnanceman on an EC-121 Super Constellation, BUNO 131388. It was a magnificent aircraft, configured with P-3 ASW systems. We did testing of sonobouys and other ASW gear. While there the Ordnance guys did extensive work with the civilians on the development of Air Delivered Seismic Intrusion Detector (ADSIDS) and other listening devices used in Operation "Igloo White" flown by VO-67 over the Ho Chi Min Trail. In October 1969 I was sent to VP-30 at NAS Moffett Field, California for P-3 training and then to VP-22 in January 1970 while they were on deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and flew with Crew-4. With an early out I left VP-22 and the Navy in October 1970. I have never regretted my Navy experience and have pictures and memorabilia on display in my home to remind me of those great times.If anyone out there remembers me I'd like to here from them..." [E-Mail Updated 19JUL2011 | E-Mail Updated 13NOV2005 | 02JUN99]

COX, ADJ2 Jim jimmcox@gmail.com "...I was AD(J)2 on P-3 aircraft at Warminster Naval Air Development Center from 1977 to 1980. I was also Plane Captain of the T-2. While there, I went to Bucks County Community College for music; I played violin. Any former Shipmates? Does anyone know the whereabouts of Retired Senior Chief Mason? I believe he retired to Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 01FEB2007 | 18MAY2000]


DAMOFF, George T. rgdamoff@bellsouth.net "...I transferred from The Naval Air Development Center (NADC) Johnsville, PA to VP-34 NAS Trinidad, British West Indies in Nov. 1954. Played basketball on the Navy base team called "JU-C Gingers" coached by Chief Leffler. The squadron was moved to NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone in June 1955. I flew as an AE2 crewman on EC-8 ("8-Boat"), "The Happy Wanderer", and EC-9 "The Ancient Mariner". Played on the base basketball team that won the Canal Zone Military Championship in 1955. My time at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone was from June 1955 to April 1956. Was released from active duty at Brooklyn Navy Base on April 4, 1956. Currently live in Titusville, Florida. Retired in 1989 after 32 years with Rockwell International, formerly North American Aviation and now Boeing North American. Now associated with the not-for-profit Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum (http://www.vacwarbirds.org) as Executive Director located at the Space Coast Regional Airport, near the Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, Florida..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 24JUN99 | 15JAN98]

DARRIGO, WO3 Tom Retired Shipmate PixCirca 1967 darrigo1@verizon.net "...I served aboard NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (05/1963-11/1964) assigned to the Crash and Rescue Crew, AE "A" School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-18 (07/1965-07/1967) at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR with a deployment to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, HS-3 (08/1967-01/1969) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (01/1969-09/1970), VF-31 (01/1971-197474) NAS Oceana, VA, AIMD (07/1974-07/1977) at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, VF-32 (12/1977-04/1977) NAS Oceana, VA, VAW-122 (08/1978-09/1979) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAVy MAnagement Systems Support Office (NAVMASSO) (09/1979-02/1984) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [10DEC2013]

DeRIVERA, AT1 Thomas Retired derivera1@gmail.com "...NS Rota, Spain (1977-1980 and 1999-2006), VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1980-1982), VP-68 at both NAWC-AD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAF Washington, D.C. (Andrews AFB) (1983-1984), VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California (1985-1988) and VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1990-1999). I was an "I-level" Avionics Mmaintainer, but did my share of preflights and vacuuming out the electric bays of P-3's as well! My most interesting P-3 related assignment was as a contractor at Naval Air Development Center Warminster where we moved over 100 research labs to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as a result of a BRAC closure. We found some pretty interesting stuff tucked away in that base!! BTW, now I direct a Hospitality House here in NS Rota, Spain. We work with the Base chapel to provide a home away from home atmosphere for the military community. We love seeing our Navy friends whenever they pass through. Updated: Moved back to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania area from NS Rota, Spain in 2006 and finally retired from Reserves after 30 years. We moved from Philadelphia to NSA Naples, Italy..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24MAR2010 | BIO Updated 04SEP2006 | BIO Updated 02NOV2005 | BIO Updated 03JUL2002 | E-Mail Updated 05JUN2002 | 23MAY99]

DICKSON, AEC Dave Retired dicksondg@navair.navy.mil "...I was a career VP sailor, retiring as an AEC in January 1990. Starting in the VP-30 Electric Shop in 1970 and ending in the Maintenance Division of VP-16 in 1990. In between I was in VP-45, VX-1, VP-17, and Naval Air Development Center. The nine years in the electric shop was a great back ground for the P-3 and really helped me through flight engineer school in 1980. I'm currently working for Boeing on the F-18 Super Hornet program in the Maintenance Data Center as a Product Support Technician. I have many good memories of experiences and friends in the Navy and would like to hear from anyone who I was stationed with!..." [19DEC2000]

DiVONA, CWO3 Mike Retired mvdivona@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-10 (1978) as a P-3 FE, two year tour on H-1s, VP-19 (1983-1986), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1986-1989), commissioned and reported to VP-62 (1989-1992), VP-64 (1993-1994) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and retired. Spent 15 years in construction and now have a great job with Lockheed as a A&P mechanic at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida..." [23NOV2011]

DOMBROWSKI, ADCS Richard (Ski) Retired rmdeez@aol.com "...Served with ATU-700 between March 1953 and June 1955. Worked in AD shop. Originally entered Boot camp in 1952 at NTC Bainbridge with follow-on P & A schools at NATTC Norman, Oklahoma. Further service at Naval Air Development Center Johnsville, PA, VP-40 (P5M's) at NS Sangley Point, Philippines, VP-2 (P2V's) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska, VR-3 (C-118's and C-130's) at Maguire AFB, N.J., NAS North Island, San Diego, California(OMD), VRF-32 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, HS-10 at NAS Imperial Beach, CA, HC-7 at Imperial Beach, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and Gulf of Tonkin, ending with HSL-31 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California where I retired..." [BIO Updated 01JUN2002 | E-Mail Updated 06JUL2000 | 02SEP98]

DOUGHTY, LT Tom Retired lttomdoughty@aol.com "...Began my career in 1967 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, RESASWTACEAST (1969-1975), AIMD NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts (1975-1976), VP-92 (1976-1977) and VP-69 (1978-1982). Great tours with the reserve community, especially with VP-69 Totem Shipmates: CW0-4 Donald Grant(former Sun Downer), AMSC Doug Welshans (USS Forrestal), AX1 George Terril (VAH-xx), AMCS John Anderson (VP-92), ADRCS Allen Boissoneault(VA-52, VAQ-137), AK1 Kathy Mc`Neil, ATCS Don Davis. Advanced to CWO-2 in 1982 following a P.I. deployment. PCS'd to VQ-3 (TACAMO) in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. On to VP-48 NAS Moffett Field, California in 1985, suffered through two NAS Adak, Alaska winter deployments and one enjoyable P.I. deployment in 1987. Advanced to LT LDO while in P.I., had the best wetting down party in Subic City...thanks skipper, CDR Bob Lunning, that's all I'm going to say about that. Transfrered to NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania in 1989, the best kept shore duty secret in the fleet. CDR Tim Cudia was the MO at that time, followed by CDR Bill Saye, both super LDO M.O's. Retired in Nov 1991 as an LT with 24 years service. Looking forward to hearing from former Shipmates. Looking for Boomer Shipmates from September 1985 - September 1989. AT1 Mike O'lLeary, AT2 Brian Mueller, AMCS Dave Gallagher, ATCS Larry Lacroix, CDR Isle and CDR Lunning..." [BIO Updated 09AUG2012 | 07AUG2007]

DWIGHT, AWC Retired c/o Rick Myllenbeck rmyllenbeck@yahoo.com "...My brother AWCS (Ret.) Dwight, flew with VP-56 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in the 1980s, and did some pretty awesome P-3 development work at the Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA. He was also instumental in saving the AW rating while assigned to NavAir Training in the Pentagon..." [28MAY2005]


EBEL, AX3 Keith kebel@everestkc.net "...I served with NADC (1975-1978) attached to the Lamps MkIII project..." [23JUN2012]

EISENHOWER, ATC William E. Sr. "Ike" Retired wee1@iname.com "...I served with VP-48 from 1975 to 1977 (Crew-7 IFT) and NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania 1977 in the P-3 Project Office and flight tested new aircraft updates from base line improvments up to the Update III aircraft. I retired December 1980 and supported the NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania as a contractor till it was closed. I still fly with the Coast Guard AUX. It isn't as much fun as chasing Subs..." [01APR2010]

ESCHE, PO6 Mark Retired readman51@aol.com "...Joined VP-49 in 1976, just before we deployed for 6 months to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Worked the Comm/Nav IMA as one of the lost sheep of the TAD zone. Same with the next two deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and then to NAS Bermuda. Liked the P-3 community so much. I worked on 'em in Naval Air Development Center Warminster. Returned to NAS Jacksonville, Florida and VP-24 ('82-'85). I then took orders to NS Rota, Spain AIMD. Took wife. Came back with Preg wife, and son. Did AVIC7, met daughter, and then took orders to NAS Bermuda (AAhhhh!) AIMD, then base Safety Office. Retired after twenty out of NAS Norfolk, Virginia, as an E-6. So what? I never did any boat time! I lived in Spain! I spent a total of four years in Bermuda! So, I ended my twenty years in Norfolk. I was on shore duty!..." [27JAN2006]

EUBANKS, Stephen (Cotton) sigmili123@yahoo.com.com "...I served with VP-4 from 1977 to 1981. I was a pround member of Crew 12 "World reknowned Dirt Balls" with Ray R. Davis, Pat Thinnes (FE), Randy Jones "Jonesie", PPC "Ski" Malanowski, AO Harry Walters, LT Jennings, and Buck Buckingham. I also served with Crew 4 "Wild Wild West Show" with Rex Wilde, Tim Cook, Marc (I can't remember his last name but remember his kick boxing lesson at NSF Diego Garcia). I remember the huts in NSF Diego Garcia, liberty in the PI and VP Alley. Coming down from Marilyns number 1 c********er with Billy Bowman and Rex Wilde in a jeepney and we paid the driver 5 pesos to get us to the main gate in 5 minutes. What a ride. I have my mumbles qual, balut qual and Crew 12 initiation. I remember CDR West saying after the Chiefs run up Gordon. "You know Eubanks I was doing pretty well until some SOB stepped on my knuckels." Well I could go on forever drop me a line if you remember me. Also served with PMTC 81-84, VPU-1 84-89 and NADC 89-93. Best times of my life were spent in the PI and Andoya. YOOOOo Adreinne! Would like to hear from any of my old Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 20MAR2005 | 02JUN2003]


FASCI, ADC Daniel Retired fascid@rbcinc.com "...Served with Naval Air Development Center from 1983 to 1986, VP-17 from 1986 to 1990, VP-31 from 1990 to 1993, VP-11 from 1993 to 1996 and Force Warfare from 1996 to retirement in 1999. Currently working contractor support at NAVAIR at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [27JAN2003]

FLANAGAN, Bob boflan@voicenet.com "...VP-4 Oct 77 to Dec 80 Crews 11, 7, and 9. I was a SS1/2...had some GREAT TIMES with VP. After VP - NAVFAC NAS Bermuda 81 - 82; from there to NADC 83 - 85. Nothing has ever compared to VP!..." [06OCT98]

FORD, ATCS(AW) Tony fordac@navair.navy.mil "...I checked into the Naval Force Aircraft Test Squadron in July of 1997 and am currently the Command Master Chief. Prior to reporting here at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland I was in VPU-2 1994-1997, NAWC Warminster/ Naval Air Development Center 1991-1994, AIMD NAS Bermuda 1988-1991, and VP-6 1982-1987. Love it here at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland wish I could stay..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 18MAR2000 | 10SEP97]


GILLIAMSEN, LCDR Donald A. Retired dgilly@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-26 from 1955 to 1958 (first squadron after earning my wings) flying (PPC Crew 12), NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1958 to 1961, Naval PG School from 1961 to 1962, VW-13 from 1962 to 1964, VW-4 from 1964 to 1966, Naval PG School from 1968 to 1970, NATTC NAS Glynco, Georgia Administrative Aide COMTRAWING 8 from 1970 to 1974 and Safety Officer NS Mayport from 1974 to 1975..." [14JAN2009]

GORLOW, Tony tgor@mac.com "...I started flying P-3's (BUNO: 148883) in 1972 at NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania while also flying the NC-121K (BUNO: 148883). Went thru IFT training at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 1973, then back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida (after VW-4, WC-121N's, 1968 -70)) and to VP-56 (lovely NAS Sigonella, Sicily!!!). Spent a couple of years there. Then to VP-30. I'm the IFT (and one of the first qualified in them (Update II's), on the pictures of BUNO: 160292 and all those pictures over Hgr 1000. At one time I was qualified in 4 types P-3A , P-3B,, P-3C (NUD and Update II) and P-3A. Then on to the CNO Support Detachment, flying BUNO: 149676. Spent 7 years there all over the world. Then on to NAVAIR where ultimately I was the P-3C Logistics Manager (helped managed the Update III program). Left there and on to a new career, still in aviation (program manager at the FAA). Loved the P-3, have beaucoup lot of hours and experiences. Wouldn't trade them for the world..." [24JUN2009]

GREANEY, ATN2(AC) Patrick jpgreaney58@aol.com "...After basic at G.L & Tech School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee I was stationed at NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1962 to 1965. I crewed on each of our two WV-2's for a time (Radio Operator) and crewed on the triple nickle (135554) for the last year. We had great crews and pilots. I was a slick sleeve but am very proud to have served in the United States Navy..." [28JUN2011]

GREEN, AT2 Robert "Bob" n3dmi@olg.com "...Served with VP-66 as an AT2 1980-85. At same time worked at Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA on various VP projects. Ironically now that I am retired I am working for a contractor on the same P-3's (A,B,C) that I worked on at Warminster. The first P-3 148883 has been officialy decomissioned and was put on temporary display October 20, 2001, at NAWC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, pending relocation to a new permanent site at the new Patuxent Naval Air Museum at NAWC Patuxent River, MD..." [05NOV2001]

GREGOR, ATCS Robert N. Retired tw4us@netscape.net "...I enlisted in the US NAVY September 26,1956, I went to Bainbridge, MD for Boot Camp. Went to AFUN "P" School in NAS Norman, Oklahoma (January 1957 to March 1957). NATTC Memphis, Tennessee (March 1957 to July 1957) for AT "A" School.. Went to Naval Development Unit NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts as an AT3/AT2 (August 1957 to August 1959) Aircrew (Radar Operator/Technition) on P2V-5F,WV-2 aircraft. transferred to VP-46 as an AT2/AT1 (August 1958 to December 1961) Aircrew (Radio Operator/Technition)on P5M-1, P2V-5FS aircraft . Went to NAS Norfolk, Virginia (AMD Breezy Point) as an AT1 (January 1962 to January 1965). From there I went to NATTC Memphis, Tennessee for AT "B" School, then on to FAETUATL NAS Norfolk, Virginia/ NAS Jacksonville, Florida for Training. Reported to VP-21 as an AT1/ATC from February 1966-September 1969. Aircrew (Jezabell Operator/Technition) on P2V-7/SP2H. Back to NATTC Memphis, Tennessee for Instructor Duty In AT "A" School. ( September 1969 to July 1971). VP-31 In-Flight Tech training then on to VP-1 as an ATC/ATCS (November 1971 to July 1976). Aircrew (In-Flight Tech) on P-3B aircraft. Back for one last tour at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee for Instructor Duty, AV"A" School (August 1976 to August 1979). Retired as an ATCS at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee Aug 1, 1979..." [02JUN2002]

GROVE, ATC(AC) Floyd W. (Bill) (Grovvie) Retired floyd955@charter.net "...I served with VP-56 from 1962 to 1964, VP-31 Marlin Training, VP-50 from 1965 to 1966, NADC Warminster, Pa., VP-48 from 1970 to 1974 NSF Diego Garcia from 1977 to 1978, VP-9 from 1978 to 1979, and VP-31 from 1979 to 1980. Retired in October 1980 AT-1/AC. Would like to find two people if they are still around! ADR1 (?) Joe Casto stationed with VP-56 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1962-1964 and Johnny Goodman (?) same place same time..." [E-Mail Updated 10DEC2002 | 28FEB98]


HARRELL, AWCS Joe Retired jlh3919@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-28 (1963-1968) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1968-1969) on development of the P-3C, VP-48 (1970-1975) at NAS Moffett Field, California and retired in 1976. Currently living in Palo Alto California..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04JUN2012 | 01SEP2009]

HILL, ADCS Daniel E. Retired dehill@dhlairways.com "...Joined September 1964 and retired September 1988. Served as F/E VP-9 65-69, VRF-32 69-70, VP-22 70-73, NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 73-76, VQ-4 (C130 F/E) 76-78, VP-44 78-80, NADC Warminster, PA 80-84, and VP-19 84-88. I would enjoy hearing from some of the Shipmates I was fortunate enough to have served with..." [18MAR2002]

HINES, AE1 Al alhines@cm3inc.com "...I served with VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1980 to 1984 and then NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1984 to 1987. It brings back some great memories seeing some of these names..." [14JUL2009]

HINGER, Joseph hingerj@msn.com "...I served with VP-11 as a FE on CAC-5 from 1975 to 1978. From there I was transferredred to NADC/NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania where I was in the Safety/NATOPS office. Would like to hear from anyone in that time frame. From 1964 to 1969 I was a crew member in VRF-31. 1970 to 1973 went to Panama on the Admirals crew. 1974 and part of 1975 was with VR-1 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia. 1975 went to FE school in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [14MAY2007]

HIRSH, Jack hirshj@navmar.com "...From 1968 thru the close of the Naval Air Warfare Center, Warmister I supported the P-3C community in the area of tpae recorders and othe rdata storage technology device, including the first application of a magnectic drum recording system in an airborne application. This device provided expanded data storage for the CP-901 Digital Computer. Other advancements included the first composite DIFAR data recording capability and fisrt airborne 28 track tape recorders meeting Mil-Std-1610. The additiaon of digital channel recording was subsequently apllied to the same AN/AQH-4 V(2). Other countries also adopted this recorder for airborne applications. Dramatically improved Spectral Purity specifications were achieved for ASW use. If there is any other data recording information concerning P-3C, we may be able to provide it..." [14OCT2002]

HOLLOWAY, John A. Jr. Retired johnafthrs@cox.net "...I served with VP-44 as a FE from 1973 to 1977 then transferred to NAF Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, Pennsylvania where I flew P-3A's, of which the first P-3 was one and also YP-3C, P-3C's, Update I, Update II and the first Update III which at the time was the newest P-3 in the fleet. I retired in 1981 after recovering from a heart attack and now live in Connecticut. I would love to here from any of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 22DEC2000 | 15DEC98]

HOWER, Loy "Howie" loyhower@usa.net "... current member of VP-40. Previously attached to VP-56, VP-45, and NADC (NAWCACDIVWAR)..."


JERASA, CWO4 Ron "Gunner" Retired ron.jerasa@gmail.com "...I served with VP-6 (1974-1977), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1977-1980), VP-44 (09/1980-12/1983), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1983-1986), USS Independence (CV-62) (1986-1988), VC-10 (1988-1990) at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, AIMD NAS Oceana (1990-1992), USS John F. kennedy (CV-67) (1992-1994), USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) (1994-1996) and VF-11 (1996-1998). We are now living in Virginia Beach..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13FEB2015 | 14JAN2001]


KADNAR, ADR2 John ducksoup1999@gmail.com "...Served at NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania, 1954-1956. Worked for Chief Worthington, Crew Chief John Fowler and Mike Burnett on the preservation crew. Preserved planes to go from NAS to NADC. After NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania was stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii after that went to VW-1, MATRON 2 then AirBarSRon-2..." [09FEB2011]

KAUTZ, ASE3 Dennis dennisktz@yahoo.com "...I served aboardNAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania in 1968. Would like to hear from Shipmates who were there at that time. Great memories!..." [27MAY2010]

KNIGHT, AW1 Terry knightstar07@verizon.net "...I served with a Squadron Augment Unit (1980-1981), VP-66 (1981-1985), VP-93 (1985-1988), ASWOC (1988), NADC (1988-1989) and VP-64 (1989-present). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 12MAR2012 | 13MAY98]


LaBOMBARBE, Alan alan.labombarbe@evonik.com "...I served with VP-50 from 1986 and left just before the mid air (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends March 21st, 1991), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania and VP-45 where I finish my 10 years in 1996. I loved it and had a great time. I would love to swap some sea stories with former Shipmates..." [12MAR2008]

LANCASTER, Rich "Burt" riccon71@verizon.net "...Here goes - VP-24 65-70 flew with Big John Evanchik, Little John Eskew, Hal Wilcox, Bob Beers, and Bob Ertwine. That's some of the names I remember. NAVDET Souda Bay, Crete 70-71, NAF Washington, D.C. 71-75, VP-19 76-79. Big Red made CPO while on the first deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. NADC Warminster, Pa 79-82, worked nite maint control promoted to SCPO, VP-10 82-85, back to NADC twilight tour 85-88 retired 88,back to NADC as a crab untill two months before NADC closed. I was lucky to pick up job at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania at AIMD T-56 engine shop. I do remember alot of names I have seen on this guest list. SP2H and P-3 forever..." [E-Mail Updated 15JUL2007 | E-Mail Updated 02FEB2006 | E-Mail Added 30MAY2001 | Updated Phone Number 16JAN99 | 17JUL98]

LANDIS, ATCS Kevin Retired kslandis@md.metrocast.net "...I served with VP-4 from October 1982 to April 1984, VP-6 from April 1984 to October 1985, Naval Air Development Center from September 1986 to December 1989, VPU-1 from January 1990 to September 1994, NAS Point Mugu, California from September 1994 to November 1997, got lost on the USS Nimitz from November 1997 to November 2000, and glad to say returned to flying at Weapons System Test (WST) Squadron NAS Point Mugu, California from December 2000 to December 2003. Seems I didn't have enough of P-3's, so now I'm retired and working as a contractor for PMA-290 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [E-Mail Updated 10JUN2008 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 29APR2005 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 23MAR2004 | E-Mail Updated 01MAR2001 | 29FEB2001]

LeBLANC, David dnav1@capecod.net "...I was in VP-9 from 63-66, P-2V7s at NAS Alameda, California to P-3As and later P-3Bs at NAS Moffett Field, California. I was a radio operator in crew six. Later I did a tour in VP-47 with P-3Cs, as an IFT fm late 70 to June 74. I also was a first tech on a OP-2E at the NADC in the late 60's. Enjoyed seeing a lot of familiar names..." [06FEB98]

LeVALLY, ATCS Donn Retired dlevally@comcast.net "...I served with VP-49 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1975 to 1979 with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania, AIMD NAS Keflavik, Iceland (P-3 Support) and NAMTRADET NAS Jacksonville, Florida (P-3 Support) and retired while serving at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1997. I am now supporting NAVAIR as a contractor managing the Central Kitting Activity in Orange Park, FL and Lexingtion Park, MD..." [04JAN2010]

LEWIS, AOC (AW/NAC) Richard Retired richl9548@gmail.com "...I served with VP-46 (1969-1972), Naval Air Development Center Warminster (1972-1976), VP-11 (1976-1978), NAS Midway Island (1978-1979), NAS Lemoore, California (1979-1981) (what was I thinking), VP-17 (1981-1984), NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1985-1989), VP-40 (1989-1992) and NAMTD NAS Moffett Field, California (1992-1993). Finally retired in 1993 and settled in Florida. The names I've seen bring back so many memories. Middle of the night phone calls, alert launches, icing down beer for post-flight. From NAS Adak, Alaska to NAS Agana, Guam, Cavite to Catania, there was and is no better way to travel. Anyone out there care to drop a line, the coffee's on, the beer's cold and the smoking lamp is lit..." [E-Mail Updated 09JUN2013 | E-Mail Updated 17APR2010 | E-Mail Updated 28MAY2007 | E-Mail Updated 04JAN2005 | 18APR2001]

LINDSEY, AD2 Michael mlindsey@micros.com "...I was stationed at the NADC from 1979 to 1982 and served as a T2C, A7E Plane Captain and flew observer in P-3's It should be noted that NADC was host to the first P-3A in the naval inventory BUNO: 148883 and the first converted B to C Model BUNO: 153443..." [16MAR2006]


MASSON, AXC Bert Retired bmasson2007@gmail.com "...I served with ASWOC (1975-1977) at NAS Misawa, Japan, VP-48 (1977-1979), ASWOC (1979-1982) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-23 (1982-1985), ASWOC (1985-1988) at NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, Naval Air Development Center Warminster (1989), ASWOC (1989-1992) at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida and retired in 1994..." [E-Mail Updated 01AUG2011 | E-Mail Updated 27DEC2008 | 25JUL2003]

MAXWELL, AMSC(AW) Jim Retired madmax@penn.com "...I served in VP-23 (74-78), Naval Air Development Center (74-81), VA-85 (81-84 Forrestal CV-59 and Kennedy CV-67), HC-6 (84-87 Det-3 Milwaukee AOR-2 1986), VA-36 (87-90 Roosevelt CV-71 and Lincoln CV72), VP-26 (90-93), NAWC Warminster (93-94). Enjoyed serving in NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [14SEP99]

McFALLS, MCFALLS, F. J. mcfalls@nadn.navy.mil "...I did VP-5 from 84 to 89 IFT. Did the old AX to AT thing and went to Warminister NADC from 89 to 92 then moved on up to NAS Brunswick, Maine till I was transferred to USNA. Sure miss the flying. I would like to hear from any old liberty hounds. Sorry if I scared anyone - I'am still around. Y'all take care (Mac the Crack) CAC-7..." [25NOV98]

MESSMER, PH2 George gejmessmer@comcast.net "...Served in the Navy from 1952-1956. I served with Naval Air Development Center Johnsville Pa. in Aeronautical Experimental Photographic Labortory (APEL) Unit from February 1955 to March 1956. We tested photographic equipment and I used to fly (getting skins) in a P2V Neptune. The aircraft had been rigged with large fuel tanks in the bomb bay area for an over the Pacific trip. Not sure of the details. Naval Air Development Center is now closed..." [E-Mail Updated 13JUN2011 | E-Mail Updated 09MAY2004 | 09NOV99]

MILLER, Fred cheezit@suscom-maine.net "...I was in VP-1 from 7-66 to 8-69. I was also at Naval Air Development Center Warminster from 12-70 to 6-75, VP-23 from 6-75 to 6-79, VP-10 from 7-82 to 8-86, and NAS Brunswick, Maine from 8-86 to 7-90. Would like to here from Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 09OCT2001 | 23SEP99]

MILLER, AT1(NAC/IFCO) James N. Retired p3bifco1@yahoo.com "...I was a FCO in P-3B's (1974-1993) at which time I retired as an AT1. I served at NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1971-1972) and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (FCO SCHOOL - 73-74). In March 1974 I arrived at VP-23 NAS Brunswick, Maine, and was assigned to CAC-9 (Virgil "Fuzzy" Van Horn, Tom Hastings, and others) then to Naval Air Development Center Warminster, Pa, NAS Glenview, Illinois SAU, VP-92 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, and retiring from VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois in September 1993. I am married to Denise and am a Cat Lover (Monicur was "Garfield"). I will answer all engires. Also, if anyone has a lead on a similar page that dedicated to ASWOC/ASCOMM/TSC types I would appreciate any information. I would like to get in touch with some of the RM"s that I had the pleasure to work with. Fair winds and following Seas God Bless..." [E-Mail Updated 20FEB2005 | BIO Updated 28DEC99 | 09SEP97]

MINDER, Robert c/o His Son Sean Minder minder1@hotmail.com "...My father (Robert Minder) worked at Naval Air Development Center from at least 1976 to 1985. I was wondering if anyone knew him and if so write or e-mail me back. I would appreciate it more than you know. Thank you..." [05NOV99]

MISTLER, ALC Warren Retired mistlerusn@comcast.net "...VP-91 (1941), VP-62 (1942 to 1943), VR-11 (1943 to 1944), VR-13 (1944 to 1945), VR-2 (1945 to 1947), NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (1947), SPUC NAS Squantum, Massachusetts (1948), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1949), VC-33 (1950 to 1952), VP-11 (1952 to 1955), VX-3 (1956 to 1957) and VAW-33 (1958 to 1960) FR to 1971 and retired on 30 years..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08JAN2009 | BIO Updated 03APR2000 | 28MAR2000]

MULICH, AWC Nick Retired nicknjax@gmail.com "...I entered the navy February 1958. After completing AE "A" school, my first assignment was Service Test at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from November 1958 through November 1960. I attended S3H factory school and was transferredred to VP-5 in April 1961. I was assigned to Crew 11 for the NS Rota, Spain/ NAS Keflavik, Iceland split deployment. VP-5 was was heavily involved in the Cuban crisis. I departed the Navy in February 1963 to work for TWA at the KC overhaul Plant. In October 1965 I returned to the Navy as an AX2 after completing "A" school. I was then sent to NAS North Island, San Diego, California for assignment with VP-50 after completing P5M Maintenance schools. I was in VP-50 from January 1967 through April 1969. I checked in 8 days after the P5M crashed. As an AX2, I was assigned to P5M Crew 5 until we transitioned to the P-3A at NAS Moffett Field, California. As an AX1 I was assigned to Crew 12 and remained there until transferred to "B" school. I changed rates to AW while attending "B" school and was assigned to VP-23 from January 1970 through January 1973. For 3 months I was the only enlisted qualified Aircrewman. I passed the AWC test and was transferredred to Naval Air Development Center Warminster until June 1973 when I was selected for ADCOP at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. After ADCOP, I was transferredred to VP-49 from April 1975 through October 1977. My final tour was NTEC Orlando where I led the factory acceptance team for the 14B44 and Weapons System Test (WST) trainers. I retired in December 1980 and now live in Jacksonville..." [E-Mail Updated 14APR2009 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 14NOV99]

MURPHY, Roy jlmurphy7@gmail.com "...I served with VXN-8, from 1968 to 1971 (Super-Connies), VP-44from 1973 to 1976, VX-1 from 1977 to 1980, VP-4 from 1980 to 1982, Naval Air Development Center from 1988 to 1991 and retired in 1994. Playing the support contractor game to NAVAIR ever since, not as much fun, but it pays the bills..." [E-Mail Updated 25SEP2009 | 03AUG99]

MYERS, LCDR Len info@windspiritsfarm.com "...I served with VP-23 from 1974 to 1977, Naval Air Development Center from 1977 to 1980, and TAR with VP-66 from 1980 to 1983. I left active duty and became a reservist in the newly formed VP-MAU in NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1983 to 1991. Gettin to old to fly I did my last few years at the Military Sealift Command. Presently residing in Pennsylvania. Would love to hear from former Shipmates and hear what your doing now..." [25JAN2004]

MYLLENBECK, AWCS Dwight Retired c/o MYLLENBECK, CDR Rick rmyllenbeck@yahoo.com "...My brother AWCS (Ret.) Dwight Myllenbeck, flew with VP-56 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in the 1980s, and did some pretty awesome P-3 development work at the Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA. He was also instumental in saving the AW rating while assigned to NavAir Training in the Pentagon..." [31MAY2005]

MYLLENBECK, CDR Rick rmyllenbeck@yahoo.com "...After a training stint in VP-31 and FASOTRAGRUPAC at NAS Moffett Field, California, I was assigned to VP-47 "The Golden Swordsmen" from 1977 to 1980. At the end of my active duty tour, I rotated directly into VP-91 "Black Cats" without missing a day. I flew with VP-91 Combat Aircrew 11 until I was commissioned and Ensign in 1988. In the end, I was a board-eligible AW1, SS-3 Blue Card instructor, and had amassed over 3,000 hours of flight time. I am now a CDR in the Navy Reserve Intelligence Program and live in the metro Washington, D.C. area. I sure miss fying in the Orion! Those were the good old days. My family has a rich and proud history in VP as my dad, Warren, was a Lockheed test pilot in the 1950s and flew the P2V platform extensively. He was the Lockheed rep to the VP squadrons at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii between 1955 and 1958. If you have any information about the VP squadrons stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii during that time, please forward that information as I am completing an article about his experiences behind the stick of the Neptune. My brother AWCS (Ret.) Dwight, flew with VP-56 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in the 1980s, and did some pretty awesome P-3 development work at the Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA. He was also instumental in saving the AW rating while assigned to NavAir Training in the Pentagon..." [28MAY2005]


NASH, Stanley esnash59@yahoo.com "...Attended Airmen School at NAS Norman, Oklahoma, "AD" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VP-34 (1954-1956) at NAS Trinidad, British West Indies and NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone and NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1956-1957)..." [14OCT2012]

NUYEN, AT1 (AW/NAC) Jim jnuyen@ptd.net "...I served with VR-1 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, RVAW 120 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, VP-24 (1980-1986) and flew with CAC-9, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania, VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine and flew with CAC-6 and CPRW-5. I currently teach NJROTC at Passaic High School in Passaic, NJ. Live in the Pocono's in Broadheadsville, PA..." [E-Mail Updated 13MAR2015 | 17JAN98] [ICQ# 6775847]


OBORNE, Larry lryo@jps.net "...Served in VC-3 from 49-52, VP-731/VP-48, VP-4 and flew P2s at NADC Johnsville..." [E-Mail Updated 12AUG99 | 09AUG99]

OLDENBURG, ADC Rod rodoldenburg@comcast.net "...I served with NADC Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1982 to 1986 (NATOPS Evaluator for Flight Engineers) and VP-4 from 1986 to 1989 (Instructor FE, Assistant Career Counselor and QA Representative). We deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan, NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Adak, Alaska..." [16APR2009]

ORSKEY, HMC (AW/SW/FMF) Dave orskey@pilot.infi.net "...I was a BATMAN from 1989-92. VP-24 was the best tour of duty I've had in the past 18 years. Since leaving the BATMEN I've been stationed at NAWC NAF Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, Pennsylvania, 2D Marine Aircraft Wing New River NC, and now on the oldest amphib in the Navy, the USS AUSTIN. I see many names of my squadron mates from my tour in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. As bad as many of you think NAS Sigonella, Sicily is, try the jungles of El Salvador or worse, the AUSTIN! Looking forward to hearing from those I served with, have bumped into many more across the globe. Sure miss the great times of the VP-Navy, jungle juice, beer bongs and toga parties, Tailhook had nothing on the deployments! (HA-HA)..." [11APR99]

OSBORN, AT1 (AW/NAC) Stephen gapoz@cfl.rr.com "...Enlisted April 1980 and went to Great Lakes for boot camp. Spent a year at NATTC Millington, TN for initial training. Then on to SERE and VP-31 rag for Aircrew training. My first squadron was VP-19 from 3/82 to 5/85. Back to TN for C7 and bounce up to NADC Warminster PA to put all that edgimication to good use. That was the greatest duty - nothing like working with 3000 rocket scientists. My next stop was ASWOC NAS Sigonella, Sicily from September 1989 to October 1992 during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. For something completely different I took orders to AIMD Key West from October 1992 to October 1995. In my spare time I worked at the local Radio station as an Engineer. Back up north to VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from October 1995 to July 1997 and finally stood up new squadron VQ-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine July 1997. Retired November 1998 and moved to Disney Land..." [12JUL2004]


PACHUTA, Mark pachuta@erols.com "...Started flying P-3Bs as an NFO with VP-46 at NAS Moffett Field, California 1974 - 1977; served as an instructor and gedunk trip leader with VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1977 - 1980; went to the Reserves with VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1980 - 1993 where we flew P-3As, P-3Bs and P-3B TACNAV Mods. Flew P-3C Update II, III and NUDs as a contractor with NAWC (NADC) Warminster until 1995. Had a great time with the best airplane and the greatest crews in the world. As a old retired VPer, I would love to hear from you guys and gals. Remember, the sea stories always get better and it was the VP Navy that won the cold war!..." [16FEB98]

PATNODE, ADRC Charles V. skippatnode@cox.net "...I served with VS-25 from 1961 to 1964. I caught the squadron and the USS Yorktown in Olongopo, PI in 1961 and departed for Instructor Duty in NAS Memphis, Tennessee in the fall of 1964. I was in the Power Plants shop. Worked Nite Check and also was the shop supervisor for a while. Also flew aircrew in both back seats. As the squadron went to WestPac, I went to NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I retired from NAS Norfolk, Virginia in 1979. Besides 3 tours of duty in NAS Memphis, Tennessee, I was also assigned to NATTC Johnsville, Pa. (Warminster), VC-6 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and AIMD Norfolk, Virginia..." [11DEC2002]

PELO, ATC (AW/NAC) SCOTT swjpelo@nwlink.com "...Served VQ-1 (crew 34) '75-78, VP-26 '87-90, NADC Warminster, PA '90-93, Bupers SDC Dallas '93-'97, Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) NAS Whidbey Island, Washington '97-present..." [E-Mail Updated 09JAN99 | 30MAR98]

PELTON, AWC Jeff Retired jeffpelton@sbcglobal.net "...AQ from 1970-78 with VA-128, VA-165, VX-5. Changed over to AW 1978. Trained as SS3 with VP-31. Flew as SS3 in CAC-9, 3 VP-47 1978-82. NADC from 82-86, VP-11 CAC-11 86-90 then back to VP-31 until I retired in 93. Moved to Rosamond, CA just west of Edwards AFB. Working as a Electronics Tech for the Union Pacific RR which is a great gig. The Bay Area is great, but my pockets just arn't deep enough! When contacting me please use VP in the subject line or the spam filter (me) will get it. Thanks..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 31JUL2005 | 23SEP2001]

PENNINGTON, AD1 Phillip Retired damnyankee@suddenlink.net "...I served with VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California from June 1973 to August 1977, VP-90 at NAS Glenview, Illinois from September 1977 to August 1982, VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from September 1982 to October 1985, VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from December 1985 to October 1989 and Naval Air Development Center Warminster, Pa. I have flown every operational model of the P-3 from the first production model BUNO 148883 through the P-3C update III. I was an 8251 (Flight Engineer) with well over 10,000 flight hours in P-3s. If there were no mandantory retirement I think I would still be flying the P-3. I would like to hear from other P-3 sailors. Thank You..." [E-Mail Updated 02OCT2009 | E-Mail Updated 20APR2001 | E-Mail Updated 02NOV2000 | 06MAY2000]

PENNYPACKER, AVCM Granville "Lee" Retired penzack@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-5 (1982-1986), NADC (1986-1990), VP-68 (1992-1996), VR-56 (1996-2010) and retired from the reserves (12/2010) after more than 30 years Active/Reserve time. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19AUG2012 | E-Mail Updated 17AUG2012 | 11DEC98]

PERRINE, AO1(AW/NAC) Gregory A. rubberduck11@msn.com "...I served in VP-10, VP-11, NAWC Warminster, Pa., and VP-5. I flew as an Ordie for 14+ years and loved every minute of it and miss the hell out of it. I'm wondering what ever happened to (at the time) AT1 David Hertzog (ZOG!). Last I know he was stationed in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland with Force Warfare. Orion's all the way!..." [15NOV2001]

POOLE, ADCS Charles Retired mobytruk@yahoo.com "...I served with VA-42 (1991), VP-23, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania, VP-24, CPW-11, VP-56 and retired in 1991..." [30JAN2015]

POPE, AD1(NAC) David Retired Georgia.Pope@att.net "...I am a retired F/E who flew with VP-9, VP-4, Naval Air Development Center, and VXN-8 over a twenty-one year caree. I'm looking for a former crewmate from VP-4 named Steve Yarosh. Last I heatd, he was in NAS Brunswick, Maine doing a serious imitation of an AWCS (1995/1996 time frame). Would appreciate any info about him or contact with any other Shipmates from "the day"..." [13JUN2003]

UPDATE "...The search for Steve Yarosh has been successful and I appreciate all the helpful input from the VP Community..." [19AUG2003]

POWELL, AW Brian bdpowell@highstream.net "...Served with VP-1 from 1975-79, Naval Air Development Center 1979-83, VP-10 from 1983-85. Had enough of uniforms and returned to a semi-normal existence. I sure miss the flying. Wouldn't mind hearing from some of my old runnin' mates..." [10JAN2003]


RENGERT, AW2 Chris chris@rengerts.com "...I served aboard NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1992-1994) P-3 Variants and VP-40 (1988-1992) BT SS-1, Tactics, NATOPS and NAWCADWAR..." [02JAN2012]

RIPOLL, AT1 James "Rip" Retired jmripoll@comcast.net "...Aviation Electronics Technician: Served as aircrew member in VP-7 from 01/56 until 10/58. Deployments included NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR in 1956 and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada in 1957/58. Discharged in 1958. Reenlisted, shipped to VR-3 at McGuire AFB in 1958 flying MATS C-118 aircraft as radio operator. transferred to VP-11, 8/61 until 7/64. Deployments included NS Rota, Spain in 1963 and short tours at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. Participated in "Cuban Missle Crisis" with VP-11. transferred to shore duty, VT-31 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas in 1964. Back to sea duty in 1966 with VP-18 in NS Roosevelt Roads, PR for one year as a "Ground Pounder". Next, got my sea legs on DD-694, USS Ingraham for a year and a half in DASH program. transferred to NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania for a year in 1969. Then back to NAS Brunswick, Maine for shore duty with OMD in 1971. Retired in 1973. Living in Florida and would enjoy hearing from Shipmates who served with me in the VP Navy, especially in VP-7 and VP-11. "Indeed, the time of my life!"..." [E-Mail Updated 20APR2007 | BIO Updated 11MAR2007 | E-Mail Updated 09MAR2007 | E-Mail Updated 29SEP99 | 27JUL98 Updated BIO 30JUL98]

ROCUBA, Bruno Cubab@mwisp.net "...I was with Naval Air Development Center Warminster, PA from 86-90. I am currently with VP-66 NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [08FEB2000]


REESE, ATN3 Thomas L. treese1026@aol.com "...I served aboard NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (Secret Project POTLID) from 1963 to 1967. I am proud to have worked on the OP2E and the project for VO-67 which flew sensor missions over the Ho Chi Minh trail (ran from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) to the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) through the neighboring kingdoms of Laos and Cambodia). I am very sad to hear of the loss of many crew members in the Vietnam arena. I now live 2 air-miles from the former NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania, aka Ann's Choice retirement center, and look forward to hearing from Shipmates..." [10NOV2009]

RUBBO, ASC Armand "Rube" Retired arubbo@vbgov.com "...Just an AS "yellow gear" guy, stationed at Naval Air Development Center Warminster, PA, from July 1971 through October 1974. retired in 1990, as ASC. Worked on some pretty weird yellow gear used to support some of the ASW aircraft, like the big ol' RY-400 we had for the EC-121 testbed plane. Nice fireball from the exhaust when we put compression on the engine during the startup. Also drew 'skins' and rode the centrifuge 4 times, and did some cold weather survival gear testing. The money wasn't the worth having that probe stuck...never mind. Anyone remember ADR2 Mike Marshall crapping in his ballcap in the back of an S-2E on approach? Pilot threw him out of the plane out near the compass rose. Or ADJ1 Mike Setzer, proprietor of "Hangover Heaven", the A-3 bomb bay? He lived in an old camper next to the guard shack at the new barracks, with an extension cord plugged in for power, and drew BAQ and 'rats. Anyone outrun the cops through the gate, and have the sentry slam the gate shut and turn off the lights? Oh yea, those hot nights at the club..." [11JUN2002]

RUTLEDGE, AECS Bill Retired brutledge@worldnet.att.net "...Hi to all my Shipmates from 22 years of the Navy. Great bunch of people. VP-10 from 1960 through 1963. What memories from NAS Brunswick, Maine, State Hotel, Ernies, and all the other places we VPers hung out. I flew for all the time I was there on a couple of different crews. I loved the old P2V5F, then to O&R flight test, NAS Alameda, California, flying test flights on P2s , A3 and P-33s. Then to Naval Air Development Center Warminster PA (SECRET PROJECT POTLID) out of Howard AFB Panama where we flew the OP2E and did the work up project for VO-67 which flew sensor missions out of THAILAND over the Ho Chi Minh trail. VO-67 had three of Vp Tens birds that many of from 10 flew on. Two of which were shot down. Got out of the Navy but couldn't hack the slow mode of civilian life and came back in. Since I couldn't get back to VP I volunteered for Vietnam and was sent to Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron 3 where I flew 1634 combat missions as a Door Gunner hanging outside a UH1B at tree top level shooting the bad guys. I was shot down twice and wounded twice. Did three 1 year tours. What a heck of a place for a VP Sailor. I went to VAQ-130 finally got back in the VP comunity. Served with VP-50 then to NAS Miramar where I retired. Would like to hear from old Shipmates..." Website: http://www.seawolf.org/ [URL Added 06JUL2001 | 04JAN2001]


SAWYER, Kurt ksawyer@woh.rr.com "...During the period of 1979 to 1993 I served with VP-48, VP-1, VP-22 and NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 17FEB2012 | E-Mail Updated 11MAR2000 | 30NOV99]

SENSAT, AVCM Eddie H. Retired eddie.sensat@netscape.com "...I served with VP-56 from 1975 to 1978, ASWOC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal from 1978 to 1980, ASWOC NS Rota, Spain from 1980 to 1983, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1983 to 1986, VP-23 from 1986 to 1989 and NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee as an AVCM where I retired after 23 years. I am currently living in Mexico and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 16JAN2010 | E-Mail Updated 28MAR2007 | 30SEP99]

SEVENER, ADR1 David H Retired dsevener@triton.net "...I was a P-2V Plane Captain from 1963-1972. I was stationed at NAS North Island, San Diego, California VP-31 (rag) 1963, with VP-2 1963-1966 Plane Captain Crew 9 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Two Alaska Deployments, one delpoyment to Japan. 1966-1968 VC-8 Roosevelt Rds PR, flying P-2V-5's dropping Firebee droans. 1968-1972 NADC Johnsville PA, flying OP-2E's and NP-2E's doing R&D for Vietman. Retired off the USS John F Kenedy in Dec 1979..." [11MAY98]

SIMMONS, David dave.simmons@comcast.net "...I served with VP-23 (1966) at NAS Brunswick, Maine and Naval Air Warfare Center (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania as Project Manager of Project ANew - P-3C development..." [25MAY2012]

SINGER, Maury maury@gte.net "...I have been an AW since '76. Active and Reserve. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 Plankowner 77-80, VP-50 Crews 1 & 2, BearTrap 80 - 82 Acoustic SS1&2. NADC, NAF Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, Pennsylvania 82 -85, Project PO for the Update III SASP & Ran the Beartrap Lab. Left Active Duty to work for Boeing on the Update IV Program (Lab Manager and UYS-1/Acoustic systems analysist) (Was flying on the Test Bed Aircraft when the "Stop Work order came out). Now an AWC with VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [20FEB99]

SMITH, HM Larry J. smithnet1@gmail.com "...I served aboard NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1974 to 1975 as a hospital corpsman. I gave the flight physicals to all individuals that rode the centrifuge. I was also a research subject and rode the centrifuge about a dozen times as well as other research projects..." [15SEP2009]

SMITH, AD1 Michael L. Retired oldfehomenh@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-26 (01/1970), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (05/1978) and VP-10 (06/1981) as FE and retired (11/1986)..." [03FEB2013]

SOUTHARD, Clarence I. "Bud" brknspokeranch@charter.net "...Great Lakes 10-10-1960, AMD NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, AMS-A Sch NAS Millington, Tennessee, VW-11 NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, VS-26 NAS Norfolk, Virginia (CVS-15 Randolph & CVS-11 Intrepid) NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania, AMS-B Sch NAS Millington, Tennessee, OMD, NAS Agana, Guam, Instructor Duty NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee AMS-A&B Sch., VP-46 NAS Moffett Field, California 9-76 to 8-79, Instructor Duty NAMTG NAS Moffett Field, California. Retired Dec. 1982..." [22APR2009]

SPOENTGEN, Neil sponge@mediaone.net "...I'm an IFT currently in VP-16 since Jan 96. Started in VP-47 88 thru 93, with a stop at NAWC Warminster (93-96) before they moved to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. E-mail me if u know me..." [17JUN99]

STUECKLEN, Macheath charmed@nb.net "...I was part of VP-22 81 thru 85: Aircrew #5 "DAD'S HOSEBOYS." I was part of VXN-8 85 thru 90: Aircrew of Magnet ETC. ETC. Got out of NAVY from Naval Air Development Center as AT1 in 93. I want to hear from the best people I ever worked with and for. Where is AO1 NAC Rich Wilkins?..." [21JUL99]

STURGILL, Mark mark.sturgill@nrl.navy.mil "...I was in VP-24 from April 75 to December 75 and had a pretty good deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily from Jan 76 to May 76. I was sorry to hear about Angelo Albenzi. He was my roomate for a while and saw him after he got out up at Naval Air Development Center Warminster. I am now an Electrical Engineer at the NRL in Washington DC. Vaya Con Dios..." [09MAY2006]


TUITE, ADC Bill Retired BillTtuite@CS.com "...I served with VP-49 from 1971 to 1974, NADC from 1974 to 1977, VP-4 from 1978 to 1982, back to NADC from 1982 to 1985, and from 1985 to December 1987 I was with VP-26 out of NAS Brunswick, Maine (Flight Engineer at all those places). I had a great time flying with all those crews and seeing most all of the free world..." [24NOV2000]

TWARDY, Edward S. etwardy@earthlink.net "...Enlisted in 1957 on "kiddy cruise" and enjoyed bootcamp at Bainbridge, MD - Company 132. TAD to NAS Glynco, Georgia in late '57 then, in '58 to AE "A" school in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Served in VT-2 (1958-61) working on T28-C's and then transferredred to VP Navy for 1st sea duty - VP-30 in late 61 and joined VP-7 in NAS Sigonella, Sicily on '62 deployment there. Flew with Crew 10 and then Crew 1 overseas and worked the AE shop when stateside. Enjoyed NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during blockade - I took a lot of pictures of Iron Curtain freighters during that little exercise while hanging in the afterstation of old LB 10 (BuNo 131431). Shipped to "B" school in '66 and then to NAS Norfolk, Virginia for shore duty until transferred to VRC-40. Stayed there with a good bunch of guys (lots of Roosy deployments) until '73, then NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania until transferred to Fleet Reserve in June '76. Earned MA and Ph.D from University of Virginia and spent from '79 - 03 as college professor and dean at Universities of Nebraska, Virgina and Vermont. Retired from academia in '03 and now serve as founder and president of a small research company working for the DoD. I still keep in touch with several Shipmates significant in my life...but think often about many others with whom I've lost touch. I'd like to hear from the guys with whom I worked - especially on the line at South Whiting Field, VP-7, VRC-40 and NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania. Best wishes to my old pals..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 28DEC2007 | 09FEB2005]


WALSH, M. P. D. MWALSH900@aol.com "...Came to the best VP squadron around Nov'67. Was first assigned to crew 13, then took the reins on J. R. C. Taylor's crew. What a GREAT time that was. Hey JRC, did we kill some subs or what? Happy to hear from any and all Shipmates that were there at decom. Remember Knobby #1? I was #2...and not Knobby #3. I served with VP-5 '56 to '60, VC-8 (Roos Rds) P-2V '60 to '63, NADC NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Special Projects, P-2V '66 to '67, VP-21 '67 to '69, VP-26 '69 to '71, and VP-31 for two tours..." [18APR98]

WARDEN, AT1 James Retired Shortstop471@cs.com "...I started in VP-10 1974-76,then moved on to VP-31, from there I went to VP-50 1979-82 following up with Naval Air Development Center 1982-85, after that I went to VP-23 1985-90,and finishing my career in VP-40 1990-92. These were the best times in my life. I would love to hear from any and all Shipmates..." [28JAN2002]

WEBER, AT1 Jack jweber@worldpath.net "...I was first a ground-pounder and later an IFT on TAC-4 in VP-56 from late '73 to early '77. I was then transferredred to Naval Air Development Center Warminster from '77 till '80 where I worked in the AT shop and later in the P-3 division. I got out of the Navy with 10 years of service in May 1980. I'd like to hear from any former shipmates that I served with at either of these two duty stations..." [11AUG99]

WEBSTER, Craig webby30@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-8 CAC-7 from 88-91, then I transferred to Naval Air Development Center from 91-94. After that I transition to H-46's. I would love to here from my old squadron mates..." [25JAN2000]

WEED, CDR Peter W. Retired (USNR) fireweed@cox.net "...I served with VP-24 (1967-1989), VP-30, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania, VP SAU NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-69, CNAVRES NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and retired out of NAVAIRES NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I reside in Virginia Beach, VA. I wish all former and current Shipmates. Good fortune and fair winds in this challenging world arena. Keep your wings level!..." [11OCT2010]

WHEEDLETON, Lawrence R. bowtie_9@hotmail.com "...VT-6 (75-76), NADC Second Mech (76-80), VP-92 FE (80-90), VP-MAU NAS Brunswick, Maine FE (90-91) and VP-64 FE (91-95)..." [BIO Updated 06FEB2011 | 11NOV2004]

WILEY, Bill wwiley3@cox.net "...I went to basic training at NAS North Island, San Diego, California in 1965, AE-A school at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1966 and reported to VP-48 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with the P5M sea plane. I went to Julie/ECM Operator School and SERE and Water Survival to begin my flying career. I served with VP-48 from 1966 to 1969, the later years in NAS Moffett Field, California with the P-3A aircraft. I went to AE-B School in 1970 and then to my first shore duty tour in NAS Alameda, California from 1970 to 1973 when I went to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in VP-4 from 1973 to 1977. transferredred to NAS Brunswick, Maine to VP-10 from 1977 to 1979. I went back to VP-4 from 1979 to 1982. transferredred again to NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1982 to 1984. My final shore duty tour was in NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1984 to 1986 when I retired in September 1986..." [09SEP2009]

WILLIAMS, Howard Willie JR namvet6870sqid@YAHOO.COM "...Just want to say hello to all that were stationed at Naval Air Development Center from 1970 through 1971. I was CS2 stationed at the galley. Made a lot of great friends there. Hope GOD has kept them all well. Miss the base often..." [22JUN2000]


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