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Memorial Picture "...LUCAS, AE3 Charles "Chuck"...Charles "Chuck" Lucas passed away October 6, 2010 in Texas. My brother served with VP-16 (1970-1971) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." Contributed by Paul Lucas paul.lucas@sdh.k12.fl.us [11NOV2010]

Memorial Picture "...LUCAS, AW1 Joseph Robert...Shipmate Pix went to VP-16 as an AWAN in August of 1983, and stayed six years. After serving in VP-30 and Fleet Air Wing, in 1993 he was ordered to the drydocked USS ENTERPRISE which was undergoing refitting. He worked with others on the design, efficacy, and function of the Combat Information Center. Joseph was killed in a car/truck accident February, 1995, before dawn in South Carolina. He was on his way to Jacksonville for flight time, and to visit his wife and four children...NOTE: Mr. Lucas latest book (dedicated to his son AW1 J. R. Lucas) is entitled: "Earthbound Eagle"..." Contributed by Scott Lucas ScottLucas@prodigy.net [04DEC2000]

Memorial Picture "...LUCE, AM2 Carl F...Dad served with VP-731..." Contributed by Brad Luce trefili@yahoo.com [24JUL2002]

Memorial Picture "...LUND, AOM3 Gordon H...I am sorry to report that my uncle Gordon Hugo Lund (VPB-111) passed away this morning in Klamath Falls, Oregon, January 31, 2005. He served with LTjg R. Fred Heyler on Palawon and was on the Liberator search plane piloted by Heyler when the Privateer piloted by Lieutenant Commander "Pappy" Mears went down in the South China Seas. Stewart Hedges stewart.hedges@verizon.net..." [01FEB2005]


LUBKING, Bob pearl@mag.net "...I served in the VP-8 squadron from 1951-1954 as an AE1 flying the P2V 2 & 4..." [09MAY99]

LUBENOW, Joe ssheba147@aol.com "...I served with VP-6 from 1960 to 1963. I would like to hear from other Blue Sharks..." [22DEC2006]

LUBY, AZ Kathleen happyfeet0101@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-21 (1973-1975)..." [18JUL2012]

LUCK, Larry leluck@concentric.net "...Hello to all of my former Fighting Marlin and Blackhawk squadronmates. VP-40, NAS Moffett Field, California: 12/79-5/83 (P-3C Baseline NavComm/Tacco); VP-68 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 7/83-4/85 (P-3A Nav); VP-68/VP-1649/VP-68 NAF Washington, DC (P-3B Mod Nav/Tacco; P-3C UI Tacco) 5/85-12/94; RPWL 0186 NAR NAS Norfolk, Virginia: 1/96 - present..." [21MAR98]

LUBKE, Tony t.lubke@wcc.net "...Formerly AT2 in VP-42 65-67..." [E-Mail Updated 28JUN2002 | E-Mail Updated 29APR2000]

LUCAS, Bob rluca@snowcrest.net "...I served VP-47 as Second Mechanic, first on BA-5 and later on BA-7. We deployed twice to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and flew ASW for Task Forces 77 and 95 in the Sea of Japan and China Sea. We also participated in the arms blockade of North Korea and did some other things also. We lost two aircraft in my time with 27 men. One plane was flying ASW for Task Force 77 when the port prop ran away and the other was in route to Hong Kong for R.& R. and piled into Kagashima. We had many good times and some hairy ones. CDR Bannowski was PPC on BA-7 and CDR Frazier was PPC on BA-5..." [12JAN2004]

LUCAS, Charles "Chuck" cklinabq@earthlink.net "...Shipmates. Served as ground pounding A.E. in VP-16 1970 - 1971. Summered in NAS Bermuda (took over for the A.F. and made it NAS Bermuda that summer) and did a long tour in "Sunny Sigonella" the next year. Was inflight tech for the A.E. shop. Got to go on a lot of RON's - had a lot of fun. Fond memories of the P-3A's.....SKIDMARKS IN THE SKY!..." [01JAN2001]

LUCAS, AOCS Gary c/o His Friend Roger E. Bezayiff jarebez@tele-net.net "...I am a friend of Gary Lucas, AOCS. Gary would have loved to go to the VO-67 Reunion, but will be unable to. He lost both of his legs due to diabetes. Gary has many fond memories of VO-67 in Vietnam, and would very much like to hear from his old Shipmates. Gary enlisted in 1951, served in VP-6 from 53-55, VP-9 from 56-60, VP-19 from 65-67, and VO-67 from 67-68. He retired as an AOCS in 1972. His address is: Gary Lucas, Camelot Acres #4, Yeringtion, NV 89447, (775)-463-2341. I would be very happy to pass along any emails that you would send to Gary. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Sincerely, Roger E. Bezayiff jarebez@tele-net.net, AMAN, served with VW-4 1955-1957..." [13FEB99]

LUCAS, John R. luke13@ptd.net "...I served on OASU Project Jenny from 1965 to 1966..." [19JAN2007]

LUCAS, Ken jo_kenlucas@yahoo.com "...I served from 1975 to 1995. Served with VP-50 and VP-31 1984 to 1991. Now working for the BLM and hunting and fishing as well..." [16SEP2002]

LUCAS, Kent Leaky@kearney.net "...I was with VP-47 from August 1970 to Jananuary 1974 as an AME-3. This site brings back alot of old memories of friends and travels. Remember a site called Adak Alaska? I've refreshed that memory several times thought the years. If any of my old friends are in touch with this site or other airdales tell them that I said Hi and I'm still thinking of all of ya! Especially buddies named Ron Bethard, Tom Papuga, Mike Nyland, John Bradley, Bruce Mallibert and so many more. Let me know if any of you are around..." [29NOV99]

LUCAS, Raymond W. Sr. C/O Raymond Lucas raymondlucas@yahoo.com "...Looking for anyone stationed with my father, Raymond W. Lucas Sr., in VP-18 sometime between 1960to 1964 (probably 1961-1963 NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [21AUG2003]

LUCAS, Scott scottlucas@prodigy.net "...I joined the Navy in mid - 1955 and went aboard VP-16 in January of 1956 as an AOAN. I joined Crew 3 very shortly thereafter, and we deployed. I stayed in VP-16 on Crew 3 until I left in September of 1958, returning to school at the University of Michigan. I have done many other things in my life, but I have been writing regularly since my first trip to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, when I took an essay course (Modern European History) from the University of Maryland's USAFI course list. My flying and working in VP-16 and my close association with the other men in the squadron was probably the single most character building and value forming experience of my life. I still miss it...NOTE: Mr. Lucas latest book (dedicated to his son AW1 J. R. Lucas Shipmate Pix) is entitled: "Earthbound Eagle"..." [29NOV2000]

LUCAS, Steve steveluc3@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-30 (1997 to 2000) and V5- (2000 to 2003). Best experience of my career..." [26AUG2008]

LUCAS, Tom tlucas48@aol.com "...I served with VP-42 from 1967 until decommissioning in 1969. Page 25 of Deployment 68 book bottom picture 2nd from left. Would like to hear from some of the VP-42 Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 22OCT98 | 25FEB98]

LUCE, AO3 Michael G. mluce4@msn.com "...I served from 1967-71 in VP-28 and in VP-6. I am trying to find any of my crewmates. Crew 8 VP-28 or Crew 10 VP-6. Boobs, G.D., Banville, are you guys out there? Anyone still alive from the Odanance shops? I was shocked to find out that NAS Adak, Alaska, and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii have both been decommissioned. I wonder If Bar V.O. is still there in NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan? I retired from teaching and I am now working in the Seattle area teaching teachers. Drop me a line. I am full of "What ever happened" questions and the "Battle of the Airmans Club stories...I was in crew 10 of VP-6 October 1969 to December of 1970. I am looking for any of my squadron that made the deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I was an AO-3 whose birthday party and getting out party turned into the "battle of the Airmans Club." The Capt. let me go home and I think that Curt 'Gurdy' Armstrong was the only one that got busted. VP-6 was of course banned from the air force facilities at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. It was a great party and a better fight. Drop me a line guys..." [E-Mail Updated 27OCT2012 | BIO Updated 30MAY2001 | 23MAY2001]

LUCE, AME2 Steven sluce581@verizon.net "...I served with VP-46 (1974-1977). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [30OCT2013]

LUCE, RM3 Vernon vernonluce@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Kodiak, Alaska Communications Station - Headquarters Building (1961-1963). I was a good time..." [17JUL2011]

LUCERO, AT3 Andres "Lucy" dohmlucero@aol.com "...I served as an AT3 with VP-40 from spring of 1953 till summer of 1954. We had one tour of duty to NS Sangley Point, Philippines the winter and spring of 1954 where I served as the 2nd radioman on crew 2 (CA2). After VP-40 I was stationed at NAF El Centro, California and mustered out of the Navy on 8/14/55. After the Navy I worked briefly for AT&T, entered CalPoly for a BSEE, worked in the computer science industry till I retired from Hughes A/C as a scientist in 1998. I would love to hear from VP-40 1953/54 personnel. Or anyone from Boot to El Centro, CA days..." [23AUG2003]

LUCERO, Martin J. martyjlucero.net@sbcgloball.net (530-365-6491) "...I served with VP-47 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1978 to 1981. We made the deployment to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan for the six months. I made some good friends. I was in first leiutenant and line shop. I would like to hear from some of you guys like Graddy Ppigg, Roger Mitchell and Franklin..." [E-Mail Updated 02FEB2006 | BIO Updated 09DEC2005 | E-Mail Updated 05SEP2005 | 16JUL2004]

LUCEY, Bill c/o Damon Lucey drops2u@hotmail.com "...My father was in VP-19 in th early 1980's? His name was Bill Lucey, crew chief/flight engineer. I am hoping to gather info. Get it all together for his birthday in October. Anybody that knew him or has pictures please contact me. Thanks..." [05FEB2002]

LUCHINI, Louis J. Jr. luchini-group@mindspring.com "...Just spent a hour remembering the good times at VW-1. I served VW-1 from around mid 1968 to Feb. 1971. I was crew electrician and usually flew with crew 9 or crew 11. I remember the time I needed a couple of hours to complete my flight time one month so I went up on a flight around the island. I can't remember the pilots name, I think he was a Lt., and I remember he was a short timer. Well he found a russian trawler off the coast so he decided to make a "bombing run" on it. I was sitting at the table in the galley when all of a sudden I was pined to my seat as he started his desent. As we banked to the port side I looked out the window and the guys on the ship were shaking their fists and throwing things at us. I swear we came about thirty feet off their deck. Well the flight engineer was unhappy to say the least, and that was the "short time" pilots last flight. I still have some of my orders for some of the det. flights. See if your name is here On May 28th 1970 Crew 11 was sent to NS Sangley Point, Philippines/Danang on board were 20 enlisted men. I don't have the officers names - sorry. ADRC Harold Eastmen, ADR1 Richard Weaver, ADR1 Dick Morehead, ATN3 Merlyn Tripp, ATN3 Thomas Peterson, ATNAN Douglas Delaney, ATR3 Steven Vroman, ATR3 Timothy Theis, ATRAN Mikeal Humphreys, ATR3 Jack Gray, ATRAN Mark Franklin, AE2 Louis Luchini, AG2 Michael Nelson, AG3 Bobby Barrett, ATN3 David Stansbury, ADRAN Berl Welch, ATR3 William Michelsen, ADR1 Thomas Garrett, ADR3 Julius CAllis and AMH3 Thomas Barrett. If anyone is out there drop me a line. I'd love to know how you are. Thanks..." [28FEB99]

LUCIANO, AT3 Sylvester "Lucky" swc82b1@verizon.net "...I served with Naval Reserve Squadron VP-ML-64 from 1948 to 1950 when the squadron was called to active duty in September 15, 1950. The squadron was then designated VP-861. I was an AT3 and was discharged in August 1952. I would like to correspond with any Shipmates who served with VP-861 during the period September 1950 till September 1952..." [E-Mail Updated 30MAY2009 | E-Mail Updated 11SEP2005 | 18SEP98]

LUDIENSKI, Alfred rentech@comcast.net "...1957 - 1958 Tour in Malta as Special Services Officer, FASRON-201, though trained in Ordnance. But that position was filled upon my arrival. Had two great Chiefs - but cannot remember their names. Then led the pre-commissioning detail at NAS Sigonella, Sicily, with every non-military job you can think of. Started the School, Movie House, BOQ, Dependent Housing, etc. with an office located in the chapel. Could not get the Commanding Officer (Frasier?) to start an enlisted men's club or athletic field - he had other priorities. Remember Yost (Communications), Malagodi (Dentist}, McEvoy and a great Commissary Officer who died very young (name?) Anyone else have any memories?..." [22AUG2002]

LUCIUS, Jimmy R. jimluciusfasron102@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-102 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1956 to 1959..." [06APR2011]

LUCKE, ADJ3 Jerry glucke@woh.rr.com "...VP-11 1961 - 1962..." [01MAY2007]

LUDLOW, Dennis K. ludlowdk@hotmail.com. "...I went to P2V school at NAS North Island, San Diego, California in September of 1968 until December 0f 1968. I was attached to VP-31 for AE maintenance schooling. I really enjoyed the schooling. I learned a lot. What I did not like was having to go to escape and evasion school! I tried to explain to the "power that be" that I was going to NAS Adak, Alaska wasn't that enough torture? I really enjoyed my short tour with VP-31..." [06MAY99]

LUDWIG, Fred R. custer500@aol.com "...I was stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1957 to 1959 while assigned with FASRON-117. I believe CDR Mitchell was the CO when i came aboard. I can't remember the next CO but I do remember LCDR Joe Gentileni as the XO. He was from Philly, then he was passed over and retired..." [18JUN2002]

LUDWIG, AX2 Robert "Stretch" robert_ludwig@comcast.net "...Hi to all former Shipmates! I served with VP-92 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts from 1985 to 1989 then off to HS-85 in NAS Alameda, California from 1989 to 1992. The best time I ever had was with VP-92. 10 speed, Pat Weinrauch, Brian House, Phil Potts, The Crazy 8, Magilla Gorilla and Jim Bowen. George the Crooks in the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and the Crazy Blond in NS Rota, Spain, oh and Sid Prather! I now live in Fremont, CA and work for Roche Pharmaceutics as a Robotics Engineer. For those of you who remember Terri my wife, I am sorry to say she passed away of breast cancer at 36 years old. Hope this note finds all of you well and 10 speed out of the dog house :)..." [20FEB2008]

LUDWIG, ATC Scott V. Retired estersgiftworld@comcast.net "...I served with VP-9 from 1971 to 1974. Looking for members of Crew 5, AT Shop, or anyone from that time frame. Also served with VP-1 from 1980 to 1984. Looking for members of Crew 7 (KRUDE 7)..." [BIO Updated 16JUL2006 | 28JUN2006]

LUDWIKOWSKI, CAPTAIN Joe Retired joelud@bellatlantic.net "...I was lucky enough to retire a Captain in 1999 after 24 great years. Even luckier to have been a part of the VP Navy. Served with some great leaders. My first C.O. was VADM Loftus. Many other good men all the way through. Started with VP-45. Became a TAR and served in VP-64, VP-92 and VP-30. Best two years of my career were spent as C.O. of RESASWTRACEN. All along, great enlisted sailors made the real difference. It was an honor to have served with them and to have been a part of the VP Navy!..." [16FEB2002]

LUEHRMAN, PT3 David trailertrash@rocketmail.com "...I served with VP-662 (merged with VP-661 during Cuban missile crisis 1961) at NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. and called to Active Duty with VP-661/VP-662/VP-663 late 1961 and based at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I was AO3 (aviation ordnance), spent much of the time hanging rockets on P2V wings (believe ours were P2V-5 version) and since we had many PO3's due to merging squadrons, I wanted to be in the warm hangar instead of the flight line. Transferred rating to PT3 and deployed to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with squadron to fly in nose bubble monitoring removal of Russian missiles from Cuba. Many exciting interactions with Russian freighters, flying around them at low altitudes in the P2V to photo deck cargo. After return to reserve duty, transferred to air intelligence squadron at NAS Los Alamitos, California..." [05MAR2014]

LUEKER, Denny Retired dlueker@capital.net "...Served in VP-18 67-68, VP-8 68-70, VP-30 70-73, VP-23 73-77, VP-10 77-80 and ASW Directorate NATC 80-84. Would enjoy hearing from any old shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 10JUL99 | 00XXX97]

LUHRS, AMS2 Bob st.bob@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-26 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1964 to 1968. We deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I got married to a sweetheart from Houltom Me. We moved to Lemoore, Ca. and from there to Portland Or, to attend Bible college. We raised our family there and are now in MD. I really enjoyed my hitch with VP-26..." [E-Mail Updated 16OCT2007 | 07FEB99]

LUIGART, Craig B. cluigi@aol.com "...I was a naval aviator and completed VP-30 August 1977 to Dec 1977 just following my winging as an ENS. I was initially assigned to VP-23 in NAS Brunswick, Maine but upon reporting was reassigned to VP-11 as part of a replacement crew following their crash in the Canary Islands. I reported to VP-11 in late Jan 1978 as a 3P and remained with them until Dec 1980. I was the PPC and Mission Commander for CAC-2 from April 1980 till my departure. I later was (as an AEDO) the International Program Manager for P-3 at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) from May 1988 to June 1991, releaving CDR Rob Chase. I directed or was responsible for the Pakistani P-3 Program execution, the final delivery of the P-3CUIIIs to Norway and the sale of P-3s to Korea and Thiland..." [26AUG99]

LUKA, CDR Earl Retired eluka@charter.net "...Served with VP-10; XO 1962, and CO 1963. Other squadrons/duty stations were as follows: VBF-98; VF-100; VF-99, VF-89, BTU-3 Saufley, USS Valley Forge CV 45, USS Philippine Sea CV 47, VR-7, and USS Lake Champlain CVS. Retired 1967. Current homeport is StillWaters Resort on beautiful LakeMartin (http://www.stillwaters.com) in East Central Alabama. Would welcome hearing from my former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19FEB2002 | 28FEB99]

LUKASIK, Frank flpatlaw@sunline.net "...Served with VC-12 from September 1949 to May 1952. Took my first Med cruise on the USS Coral Sea (51-52) and second cruise on the USS Roosevelt (51-52). Stayed in RI and graduated from RISD, in Providence and Law School at GW University Law School in Washington, DC. Living and practicing Patent Law in Punta Gord, FL. Four years in the Navy were the best thing that happened to me..." [04MAR2002]

LUKE, LT(jg) (AW2) Bob theluketeam@gmail.com "...I served with VP-5 (1975-1976) and them made a swap (AW2 Cippoli) to VP-50 with two to NAF Misawa, Japan (Crew-1 and Crew-4). I was a qualified SS2/3 and left the Navy in 1979. I was commissioned in 1988 (Intel USNR) and worked in Pentagon National Military Intelligence Center (NMIC). Left as LT(jg) 1991. I see several guys I knew...Cippoli, Tim Smith, Axelson, Curtis and Yates..." [24DEC2010]

LUKE, AXC Jimmie Earl Retired jimluke38@peoplepc.com "...I served with VP-24 NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1965 to 1966. I was an AX1 flying as First Tech and MSR Operator on Crew 8 (LR-8). Our PPC was CDR Haley, Co-Pilot LT Wolf, NAV LT(jg) Tims, TACCO LT Gary Rinn and our Plane Captain was ADR1 Bosworth. I would like to hear from anyone that was in VP-24 during that time period. It was a good part of my Navy career. I served with VP-28 from 1967 to 1969. I was Chief on Check Crew then AV/Weps Division until I went back to NAS Millington, Tennessee. I made the Okinawa deplowment in 1968. I retired in 1979 as an AXC..." [BIO Updated 29NOV2007 | E-Mail Updated 23DEC2006 | 22JUN2001]

LUKE, AZ2 Joe jml@bonipak.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1965 to 1968 in Tech Pubs or QC. Those were four of the best years of my life. We "giged hard" and knew how to "Tap Dance" If you where there at the time you know what I mean..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 21MAY2010 | 07JUN2000]

LUKE, AW2 Kirby kluke6094@gmail.com "...I served with VP-45 (1990-1994) and flew with CAC-10 - best job I ever had!..." [E-Mail Updated 16NOV2011 | 27SEP2001]

LUKE, YN3 Robert (Bobby "D") cluke4@Bellsouth.net "...I was a yeoman third class from 83-87 deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (84, 85-86) and NAS Adak, Alaska (87). I then served with VC-1 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (87-91)..." [30DEC99]

LUKEN, AX2 Tom tomluken@comcast.net "...I served with VP-6 as a AX-2 from 1963 to 1965 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NS Subic Bay, Philippines, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, etc. I joined the navy and saw the world. Any of my Shipmates still out there?..." [E-Mail Updated 19OCT2005 | E-Mail Updated 19MAY2004 | 09JAN99]

LUMLEY, Robert robert.lumley@att.net "...I served with VP-49 from 1987 to 1990 some of the greatest adventures and Shipmates that I have ever been around. I never will forget VP-49 and its Shipmates..." [10FEB2010]

LUMPKIN, Jim (Lumpy) akcporet@aol.com "...VP-50 was the best duty I ever had even the bad times. Seeing all the names from the 1978 thru 1982 timeframe was great. Lets get together and party one more time..." [12JUL2000]

LUKSIC, AT2 John cjluksic@comcast.net "...I served with VP-31 (1/1968-12/1970) in the AT Shop and flew aircrew radio..." [31JAN2014]

LUNA, Lucio Jr. lucio.luna-jr@boeing.com "...I served with VP-65 in 1972. Moved to NAS Los Alamitos, California and dismanteled 3350 engines up to 1977 when Navy moved to NAS North Island, San Diego, California..." [27MAR2009]

LUND, Bob lundici@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-9 from 1962-1965. Would love to hear from any of our former squadron friends..." [25APR2002]

LUND, Conrad "Conne" conlund@earthlink.net "...To all you salty dogs from the second to the last (Pat Riggs) plank holder of VP-65. This is AO1 Conne Lund finding his way to his old Shipmates on the Web. Nice to see Mark Valentio, Mike Glenn and Del Mitchell are still around. I would love to hear from any old Shipmates and hope to see you all at the 2000 Reunion..." [07NOV99]

LUND, AMS3 Frank A. franklund3@msn.com "...I served with VP-42 from 1962 to 1966. I spent about 2 years in the beach crew when we had P5Ms at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. When we got P2V's I was part of the line crew. I stayed there untill I made AMS3. I had never worked in structual shop so no one knew who I was. I am now retired from Postal Service living in Burlington County playing with old cars. If anyone is on I-70 where Kansas and Colorado meet - you are 12 miles from Burlington. Stop in and say hi..." [30DEC2009]

LUNDGREN, CTT2 Robert B. ouryorkiecrew@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VQ-1 (1967-1970) at NAS Atsugi, Japan. I was a and flew about 80 missions with Crew-1. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [28NOV2011]

LUNDEBY, CWO2 Kenneth W. c/o His Son Luther J. Lundeby john.lundeby@scott.af.mil "...My father, CWO2 Kenneth W. Lundeby,US Army, flew P2Vs with the 1st Radio Research Company out of NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam around 1967 or 1968. I just wanted to let everyone know how proud I am of my Dad and what he did for his country. If you look up "man" in the dictionary you'll find his picture in the margin. His aircraft was attacked while flying over North Vietnam on Easter Sunday and a rocket tore a huge hole through his wing. He brought that aircraft and the entire crew safely back without any loss of life. He never got a medal for his heroic action but he sure deserved one..." [08OCT2002]

LUNSFORD, Greg L1GLUNSF@aol.com "...I was stationed with tyhe Screaming Eagles of VP-1 from 85 - 89, then NAS Cubi Point, Philippines for a little shore duty. Back to the Blue Geese of VP-22 from 91 until our decomossioning in March 94. From there i went to BUPERS Sea Duty Comp Dallas Texas. Now I have swithched platforms to the SH-60B with the Warlords of HSL-51 in Atsugi, Japan. I can't wait to return home to the VP community when I am done here..." [07JAN98]

LUPER, CAPTAIN James Retired jaluper@erols.com "...I served with VP-19, VP-48, and was CO of VP-1..." [17SEP2000]

LUPI, Richard F. richlu@aol.com "...I served in U.S. Navy during WWII, as a S1/C (ARM) flying in PBM Mariners out of NAS Banana River, Florida during 1945 - 1946. I enlisted 9/44 in a V6 program for aircrewman training. Boot Camp was at NAS Jacksonville, Florida; radio/radar school at NATTC, NAS Memphis, Tennessee; and gunnery school at NAGS Yellowwater; and operational training at NAS Banana River, Florida. No squadron assignment, war was ended and USRN's were dropped from flying. Finished up my active service at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York and was honorably discharged 6/46. Served an additional 8 years in the inactive naval reserve. While at NAS Banana River, Florida, I participated in the 12/45 air/sea search for Flight 19 TBM's. Flew 3 or 4 search missions. Found out later had a buddy from boot camp & radio school on that flight..." [27FEB2007]

LUPO, Carl carlsept2000@yahoo.com "...I served with VX-1 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1979 to 1981 when NAS Patuxent River, Maryland was just a hole in the wall. We didn't even have a dial tone on our phone just a little buzz. I was just married while serving with VX-1. My first child was born and my second was due in 6 months when we left. I went to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania with VP-64 from 1981 to 1985 and NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania Station Weapons where I remained until 1990 when I was discharged for medical reasons due to back problems. I am now teaching Preschool with Autism an loving it. Hope all is well..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 09APR2004 | 28JAN2000]

LUTES, Jim jelutes@ivic.net "...I was assigned to VP-931 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in 1951 in a crew as 2nd Radioman and did a tour at NAS Kodiak, Alaska. And when they changed to VP-57 we went to NAS Atsugi, Japan..." [12APR99]

LUTREN, AE3 Steve sjlwirenut@aol.com "...I served with VP-44 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1970 to January 1973 and had a great tour of duty. Deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Bermuda, Souda Bay, Crete, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I was an AE3 and flew as a second mech with CAC-7. When I wasn't in the air, I worked in the Line Shack with Charlie Mays..." [19DEC2003]

LUTZ, AW2 Alan E. lutz48@comcast.net "...I served with VP-49 (1968-1972) with two deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I flew with Crew-7 (Radar Operator). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19OCT2010 | 24OCT2000]

LUTZ, Wayne tuff@cyberscope.net "...I made a WestPac cruise with the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) from 1963 to 1964 and also Alaska. It was a good point in my life and one to remember. I served in the V1 Divison but ran the Paint Locker while overseas. I would like to find a USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) Patch. I lost mine moving (someone stole the whole truck and it was never found)..." [12SEP2004]

LUX, Robert A. "...I served with VP-44 from 1940 to 1943. I would like to correspond with squadronmates. No e-mail address, but snail mail at: 4144 Country Trail, Bonita CA 91902. Interested in a Reunion if one ever is held..." [10MAR2000]

LUXNER, AMCS Tom TJLUX@aol.com "...VP-9 F/E from JUL 85 to APR 89, VP-31 F/E Inst from MAY 89 to SEP 92, CNAP F/E from OCT 92 to OCT 94, VRC-30 C-2 Det LCPO from OCT 94 to JUL 97, CHSLWP Maint Inspection Team Leader JUL 97 to present. I'll always miss my PAPA THREE days!..." [28APR98]

LUYCX, Ron ron_luycx@yahoo.com "...I served as a SS 1/2/4 in VP-56 from 1981-1984 and as a SS1 in VP-66 from 1990 to 1992..." [E-Mail Updated 20NOV2004 | 11AUG99]


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