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Memorial Picture "...RICCIARDI, Robert (Rick)...My husband, Robert Ricciardi (Rick), served with the VP-25 Crew in WWII. Any info of this group will be greatly appreciated. Rick passed away Jan 2004, and me and my kids would love to hear about his service time. Thank you...Pat Ricciardi patzy518@aol.com..." [24NOV2006]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix"...RICE, PO3 Michael A...My son, Michael A. Rice, served with VP-50 and was lost March 21st, 1991 (In Memorial for lost friends March 21st, 1991). I would like to hear from other families and friends of VP-50. I have missed hearing from all of you. Shirley White shirleysue1304@comcast.net..." [PIX Added 21MAY2009 | E-Mail Updated 20MAY2009 | 28MAY2003]

Memorial Picture "...RICHTER, AECS Dennis...I am sad to report my long time friend and Shipmate passed away October 30, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. Dennis was assigned to VP squadrons / AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida and VP-6 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as Mainenance Control Senior Chief where he retired 1986 and moved to the Philippines. He eventually returned to his home town in Iowa where he has resided since the mid 1990's. He is suvived by his wife, 3 grown children and one granddaughter. He will be missed by all that know Dennis..." Contributed by TILLIS, AFCM Donald dtillis1@yahoo.com [31OCT2014]

Memorial Picture "...RIEK, AWCM(AC) Anthony C...My husband, Anthony C. Riek (Tony), passed away January 20, 2007. Tony served with VP-24 (July 1959 to November 1960), VP-7 (August 1964 to August 1966), VP-5 (June 1967 to January 1970), VP-9 (July 1973 to January 1977) and VP-31 (January 1977 to December 1978). He retired as a AWCM after 25 years of service. He was in the Chuting Stars (Navy parachute exhibition team) January 1962 to July 1964. They traveled all over the US to promote the aviation part of the Navy. I was proud to be a military wife...Helen Riek hir72802@hotmail.com..." [E-Mail Updated 23OCT2009 | 19OCT2009]

Memorial Picture "...RITTER, Robin "Tex"...Robin "Tex" Ritter passed away April 2008. Tex served with VP-5, VP-30 and VP-49..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [08AUG2008]


RIANS, AWCS Jeffrey G. Retired jeffr@mayoaviation.com "...I served with VP-46 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1976 to1978 (Deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan 1976 and NAS Adak, Alaska 1978), VS-41 NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1979 to 1982, ASWM U.S.S. Ranger from 1982 t 1984, ASWOC NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1984 to 1986, ASWOC NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1986 to 1988, and NPRDC from 1988 to 1991. Would like to hear from any old Shipmates..." [26APR2004]

RICH, NC1(NAC) Kevin nc1rich@hotmail.com "...I started life as AW (non- acoustic, I was the one who didn't sleep) with VP-26 from 1983-1985, then transfered to VP-56. I finished my first hitch and go out. Joined VP-90 in NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1988 to 1989 and then I recalled to recruit for the Reserves in 1989 and have been at it ever since. I was with VP-26 when we deployed to NAS Bermuda, then NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, (we came back the long way around Saudi/ NS Rota, Spain). I made the NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment in 86 when we hit Libya. Drop me a line..." [13MAR2001]

RIDDELL, Commander R. S. c/o Harry B. Perkins) rperkins@sisna.com"...Looking for anyone who served in the VPB-150 Squadron in the Central Pacific during 1944 around the Gilbert and Marshall Islands and the Mariana Islands Commander Officer R.S. Riddell would like to hear from any of these old shipmates Please Contact Harry Perkins P.O. Box 3 Overton, Nevada 89040..."

RICARD, AMM3 Raoul O. c/o His Son Al ahricard@charter.net Shipmate Pix Circa June 1944 "...My Father, AMM3 Raoul O. RICARD, served with VP-112 as tail gunner in a B-24J..." [E-Mail Updated 23JUN2009 | E-Mail Updated 15FEB2003 | 10JUL98]

RICCA, Emil Joe riccaej@aol.com "...I served with VP-934 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from 1962 to 1970..." [18MAY2010]

RICCARDI, Louis A. screwylouie111@aol.com "...I served with FASRON-107 at NAS Keflavik, Iceland from June 1956 thru June 1957 in the base radio at the old navy hangar (formerly the British Hangar). I am looking for the following Shipmates: Mac Mclean, Jonesy, and Joe Fagan. FASRON-107 serviced VP-7, VP-10, and VP-13. We flew the SA16 Grumann Albatross. Hope to hear from former Shipmates..." [29DEC2003]

RICCIO, MCPO L. J. Retired gehens007@me.com "...I served aboard NAS Sanford, Florida..." [07APR2012]

RICE, Brook BrookR1@aol.com "...I served as a TAR at VR-62 from 1989 to 1993 and then VR-57 from 1993 to 1994 as a reservist. I really had a lot of fun in Detroit and wouldn't trade my experiences for anything. I received my Bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University a few years later and now work as a Technical Writer for a software/semiconductor company in San Jose, CA. For fun, I play ice hockey and am working on my hang gliding instructor certification. I'm looking forward to hearing from my old Shipmates..." [14JAN2003]

RICE, Channon justin_rice69@hotmail.com "...I joined the navy in November of 1999. I just finished "A" school in San Antonio, TX. I chose to get orders to VP-8. This will be my first time out to the fleet. I am going to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and want to know if you have any information of helpful hints for a "newbie" Thanks..." [30MAR2000]

RICE, LCDR Charles O. Retired Chazeroo@cox.net "...I served with VP-42 as AOAN thru AO2 from May 1952 to June 1956, one deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska, and two to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Served in Crew 1 and 2. PPC's were Cdr Azab and LT Pauls. Fellow crewmen were ATAN Pete Everett, AE1 Franklin T. Cook, ATC Hart, AD2 Joy, AD1 C. I. Johnson, and others whose names escape me. I served with VU-7 as AO1 from April 1964 to April 1965, when squadron was broken up and I went to VU-3. I was a tow target aircrewman and aircrew traing petty officer. After VU-3 I served aboard the Hornet, Ticonderoga, and Forrestal (two tours), tours at NAS Oceana, NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Retired in November 1982 as LCDR (LDO). Would appreciate hearing from anyone from this period..." [BIO Updated 14APR2006 | E-Mail Updated 13AUG2002 | 23FEB2001]

RICE, Earl R. "Randy" Randy@cherokeetrace.com "...I was fresh out of AT B School when I arrived at VS-37 in about June of 59. Prior to B School I had been at radar instructor at FAETUPAC ( NAS North Island, San Diego, California). I taught APS 31, 38, and 45. I left the Navy in February '61 and a year later enlisted in the Air Force. Air Force billets included the 305th and 22nd Bomb Wings. I was discharged from the Air Force on 9/12/67 and entered the US Army the next day. I retired from the Army on 31 August 1972..." [06AUG2001]

RICE, Eric ericrice@AOL.com "...I served in VAQ-33 from 81to83. Then in VFA106. I wonder what happend to Drew Bender after the wedding to Cmdr. Vanbells daughter. Do you remember who I am Drew?..." [27DEC2001]

RICE, Jack frabr280@ionet.net "...I served with VP-17 1962 - 1965. I flew with Crew 12 as LCDR Bruce Brown's plane commander..." [08FEB99]

RICE, Richard A. rrice@citynet.net "...I served with Commander Fleet Logistic Air Wing A/V, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from January 1952 until August 1954, then transfered to the aircraft carrier USS Leyte CVS32..." [04DEC2003]

RICE, DKCS Tom ricetemb@ascent.net "...I served with VP-11 from 1982 through 1984. Arnold Young (now retired as DK1) and I ran Disbursing. You fly guys and wrench turners didn't see us much, but we took pretty special care of you, (even thought we worked twice as hard as you guys in the hanger). Still the best duty I ever had. Great comeraderie and great times, although for two years, I only saw NAS Brunswick, Maine in the winter and NAS Keflavik, Iceland in the summer! NAS Brunswick, Maine has changed alot since then, but we all still remember what we accomplished there. Write and say hello!..." [15MAR2000]

Memorial Picture "...RICE, Willard E...My Father, Willard E. Rice, served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10). Dad is now deceased. I would like to hear from anyone that may have known my Dad. Vickie Rice vickie.rice@va.gov..." [26MAY2009]

RICE, William E. willderyes@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-4 (1968-1969) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan..." [01OCT2014]

RICH, CDR Brian C. Retired TIGGRICH@aol.com "...VP-45 was my first fleet squadron from 74-78. Did 2 NAS Sigonella, Sicily and a NAS Keflavik, Iceland - great flying and great crews. Tequila Two took all the top honors in Sig '78. Best two skippers - CDR Bill Pendley and CDR Steve Loftus - both later Admirals! Went to VX-1 from 78-79. Joined American Airlines in 79 while I was again flying P-3's for VP-66. Furlough by AA in '80 led me back into the Navy - flew LC-130 Hercs on the Ice from 82-84, then was the C-12 FRS Officer at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with VRC-30. Back to American in 1985, flew a few more hours in P-3's for VP-92 before moving onto Staff jobs. Made Captain with American in '90 - currently a Boeing 757/767 Captain flying Europe, South America & the Caribbean. Married another 0-5 in 1994 - CDR Janet Gandy USNR(ret)..." [06AUG98]

RICHARD, Jack sorta39@aol.com "...I served in VP-9 from July 1963 until October 1966. I was part of a four plane VP-9 P2V detachment that deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska with VP-2 in late 1963 until the great Alaskan earthquake on Good Friday 1964. I would love to hear from anyone that served in VP-9 or VP-2 during those great times..." [01FEB2000]

RICHARDS, Bill bandbrich@charter.net "...I served with VP-1 (01/1960-07/1963)..." [26FEB2012]

RICHARDS, C. R. (Bob) bobritar@netscape.net "...I retired from VX-6 in December of 1967 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I was with the frist group that trained on the C-130's. I flew on 148318 with the first Navy crew on that A/C in the early sixties. I retuned to VX-6 to complete my Navy career. I would like to hear from anyone who served during that time. I would like to attend any Reunion that might be planned..." [26AUG2000]

RICHARDS, Dave drichrds@nep-pub.affiliate.nortel.net "...Served with VP-26 form 1970 -73. Lastly flying with CAC-11. Engineers Leroy Wright & Morris Carter were part of the Red Barons. Dean Froehlig was radar op. I flew radio. Looking to hear from anyone in VP-26 at that time. Did the Bermuda, Rota, Sig deployments and also a Unitas tour. Had a great time and a helluva lot of great memories. Thanks to all that made it possible..."

RICHARDS, JIM slimrjc@aol.com "...WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM VP-18 1966-1968, VP-94 1975-1979, and VP-69 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington 1979 - 1982..." [E-Mail Updated 01NOV2001 | BIO Updated 21DEC98 | 20DEC98]

RICHARDS, AWC John Retired bigjohn@tbcc.cc.or.us "...I would like to hear from all who remember me. I served in VP-47 '65-'68, NS Sangley Point, Philippines AIMD '68-'69, VP-31 '70-'71, HSL-31 Ream Field CA '72-'73, (USS Cook 5/73-9/73), VP-50 '73-'76, VP-31 '77-'79, VP-48 '79-'83, and retired 1983..." [28MAY99]

RICHARDS, AE2 Robert deloresrichards@vmail.com Shipmate PixCirca 1961 "...I served with VR-6 (1959-1961). I worked on the Golf Course, Line Crew and Electric Shop and VP-18 (1961-1962) flying on crew..." [PIX Added 12FEB2012 | 29NOV2011]

RICHARDS, AMCS Stephen Retired burrocreek2@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 (1966-1987), HS-85, VP-65 and VP-60. I enjoyed all my tours of duty. I have been inspector on B727, 737, 757, 767 and 747's. I am currently retired in Pasco, Wa. I work seasonally loading Fire Retardant on some of the same P-3's I worked on and flew in the Navy. I just can't get away from the P-3. I am looking for information on AMEC Kevin Moeller (lost contact with Keven in 2009) and would also like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 22DEC2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 13OCT2008 | 11OCT98]

RICHARDSON, Bob (Rich) agent2x4@charter.net "...Looking for folks from VAW-113 from 1983-1985 or so. Would love to hear from the H.U.D., Kevin Crouch, Mitch Bell, Ryan, TJ, Marok, Keith Tolliver, anyone from the gang who did the 1983 world cruise and the 1985 WestPac..." [08OCT2002]

RICHARDSON, YN2 Chuck "Rich" lnsmlama@westco.net "...I was a YN2 with VP-11 1959-1961. I edited the Squadron Newspaper "The Pegasus" during my time there. The paper wasn't the New York times, but it was fun. It was a great squadron with great Shipmates..." [11MAR2009]

RICHARDSON, Gary gnrichardson68@ncia.net "...I served with Guided Missile Unit (GMU)-11 at Naval Air Ordnance Test Station (NAOTS) NAS Chincoteague, Virginia from 1957 to 1959. Did some flying in P2V6 BUNO: 131562. Wondering what happened to that plane..." [01FEB2010]

RICHARDSON, AE1 H. A. c/o AO1 Norman J. Roinestad Retired nroinestad@peoplepc.com "...I am writting this for an old Shipmate, by the name of AE1 H. A. Richardson. He served with VP-26 from 1952 to 1955. He is in good health and happy up here in Maine. He would like to get in touch with former Shipmates, upcoming Reunion, Newsletters, etc. I will forward all E-mails to him..." [E-Mail Updated 03APR2007 | E-Mail Updated 28MAY2004 | E-Mail Updated 22MAR2001 | 28AUG2000]

RICHARDSON, James D. jdriches@hotmail.com "...Served with VP-47 from 1981 thru 1985 as Aviation Maintenanceman. My first MMCO was LT Fred Lundgren. It is the year 2000 and we are still in contact. While I was in the Patrol Community only a short time, my closest naval friends to this day have come from the Patrol community..." [06DEC2000]

RICHARDSON, James T. jtricha@hotmail.com "...I served with FASRON-895 from 1950 to 1952 at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington. I was an Aviation Metalsmith under Chief Vinc Wirkman in the Metal Shop and Chief Murray in the Welding Shop. We worked on PB4Y2's and P2V's..." [31DEC2009]

RICHARDSON, Jack JAR61@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-26 in NAS Brunswick, Maine as a "Nav/Tacco" on LK-10 from 1961-1964. Was also known as AWOL. I still look on that period of my life with a great deal of enjoyment, even though I feel we worked pretty hard. We deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Sigonella, Sicily and the Carribian. My wife has never forgotten having to stay in Brunswick and shovel snow in January and February while I was in NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, Key West, or Antigua..." [09AUG2001]

RICHARDSON, Mac mrichardson@psas.org "...I am posting for my father who says hello and remembers fondly his time with FASRON-117 at Ford Island & NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He was there 49'-52' aviation machinist mate in the engine shop. Finished flying with a Radar Training Unit back in the states..." [17NOV2000]

RICHARDSON, Mike locusto@gmail.com "...I served with VAQ-33 (1984-1985) as a Plane Captain, VP-4 (1985-1988) and AIMD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland P-3 I-Level Maintenance..." [11JUN2012]

RICHARDSON, Paris "Rich" coachp1422@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-46 from 85 to 88. I played on the squadron basketball team with AO3 Mike Reed and AMH2 Louis Green. I also played on the base team. I also played on the base tackle football tem as a wide reciever and punter. I truly do miss those days. Does anyone out there remember my boy Rodney "Ice" Dean from VP-9? I'm in Sacramento and he's in Modesto, Ca. I would love to hear from people..." [02FEB2011]

RICHBOURG, Henry HRichbourg@aol.com "...I served with VPB-114 in north africa and the Azores in 1945-1946. Just wondering if there are still some others out there?..." [12JUL99]

RICHE, Thomas johnsonjf@mcohio.org "...I served aboard NAS Agana, Guam (1969-1973). I flew as an crewman aboard the C-130s (151, 174, 175, 176 and 177). I would like to hear from Shipmates that deployed (with me) to VietNam..." [18OCT2013]

RICHERZHAGEN, Rich kcir2591@aol.com "...I am looking for members of VP-6 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1975 to 1978. I worked VP line and Ground support. Did Philippines deployment in 78 also several NAS Agana, Guam and NSF Diego Garcia dets..." [20NOV2001]

RICHEY, AO3 James W. immouse2002@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-56 from January 1966 to April 1969, ordnanceman on LQ-5, good memories from NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAS Norfolk, Virginia, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, P2's and P-3's the only way to fly. Just a few names that I recall- CPO Crockett, CPO Perdue, Cosolino, AO-2 Sheldon. He had more time in rank then any other 2nd class in the Navy. He made AO-1 finally before I left the squadron in 1969..." [24FEB2006]

RICHEY, John C/O His Daughter Maggie Richey Bauman hbauman@seidata.com "...I am searching for anyone in VP-91 who may have served with my brother, John Richey, from November 1941 to January 1944 when his plane went down in Espiritu Santo. I have contacted one member, John McManus, who has been very helpful..." [25DEC2002]

RICHLEY, Michael MJRCAR@AOL.COM "... NAS Brunswick, Maine was my home for four years. I was in VP-10 there. That was the best time of my life. The VP comunity is such a great place to start your navy life. There isn't a day that goes by that I dont think about my tour there..." [29DEC2000]

RICKEL, AFCM Don Retired retp3fe@suscom-maine.net "...I served with VR-8 from 1964 to 1967, VP-31 Det Alpha in 1967, Crazy Cats in 1967, VP-30 in 1968, VP-101 from 1968 to 1972, NAS Brunswick, Maine AIMD from 1972 to 1975, VP-8 from 1975 to 1980, CPW-5 from 1980 to 1883: SEA in 1983, VP-11 from 1983 to 1985 and NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1985 to 1992. I can't seem to leave NAS Brunswick, Maine so starting working for Public Works in the Environmental Division in 1993. Nothing better then my years in the U.S. Navy especially the VP community..." [E-Mail Updated 24FEB2010 | 01DEC2000]

RICKER, CDR Dave ricker@ime.net "...I am currently XO of VPU-1. I was attached to VP-19 83-86, VP-22 93, VP-47 94-95..."

RICKETTS, Steve [Address temporarily removed 27MAR2002] "...I served in VP-9 as an IFT from 1992-1995. I was on Crew 6 Friggin RIggers and Crew 3. Looking for friends I miss that were "Doing Time in Nine. Drop me a line. I live in Indiana now ..." [08MAR2000]

RICKMAN, Eric rickmanem@earthlink.net "...Served with from 1993 to 1996..." [E-Mail Updated 08MAY2003]

RICKMAN, LCDR Loy Retired loy@sprynet.com "...I served in VP-48 in 1962-1963 and in VP-50 in 1965-1967. I was in crew 5 with VP-48 and Crew 2 with VP-50. Bob Bolerjack was my PPC in VP-50. I did about 6 or 7 NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam dets in 66-67 with VP-50. Crew 2 found the wing of Crew-13's Airplane on January 6, 1967 (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends...January 6th, 1967). I still have slides of the wing in the water. The recovering ship tried to hoist it but their winch cable broke. I was selected out of VP-50 for NESEP in 1967 and was commissioned in 1971. I flew E2B/C for 11 years and retired as a LCDR in 1982..." [23APR2007]

RICHTER, Scotty scrichter@ablediecasting.com "...I was in VP-90 From 84 to the end. I have many many great memories especially of my time with crew-2. I would love to hear from any one and am looking forward to our Reunion in P-cola in March..." [13NOV98]

RICKS, AT2 George "Wayne" wricks1@cfl.rr.com "...I served with VP-17 (08/1955-1956) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1956), ATA School in NAS Memphis, Tennessee, APS-45 Radar training at Keesler AFB Biloxi, MS, AirBarSRon-2 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VAAW-35 (later designated VA-122) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1958)..." [24JUL2012]

RICKS, Richard (Rick) Retired rlricks0107@yahoo.com "...I served from Jan 1978 until Jan 2000. I was VA-122 DET NAS Fallon, Nevada from 1978 to 1982, VP-10 from 1984 to 1989, CPW-11 from 1989 to 1992, USS Saratoga from 1992 to 1994, VP-5 from 1994 to 1997, and CPRW-11 from 1997 to 2000. I retired out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida in January of 2000 and now live in Utah. I would like to hear from some of the old gang..." [16FEB2007 | 07JAN2004]

RIDALL, ATN2 Glenn Jr. glennridall@aol.com "...I served with VP-47 from 1955-57 as radar operator with crew #7. Stationed out of NAS Alameda, California with overseas duty at NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was discharged in 1969 after serving at the Kingsville, Tx, NAS Dallas, Texas, and NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Would like to hear from some of my old Shipmates of VP-47. I have a number of pictures from those days. Will be willing to share them with anyone interested..." [BIO Updated 25DEC2001 | 19NOV2000]

RIDDLE, Steve s.riddle@ieee.org "...I served in VP-45 from September 59 to July 62. I was a very young electronics technician and following eight weeks at the Fleet Air Wing radio operator school in NAS Norfolk, Virginia spent the remainder of my time as an aircrewman on P5M's. The squadron was home based in NAS Bermuda. The squadron had P5M-1's that were later replaced with P5M-2's. During the time I was stationed there, the squadron lost one aircraft in a crash at sea during very high sea states. One aircraft also burned on the ramp. One incident I remember most is an open sea landing in the gulf between Key West and Havana. We lost an engine and when the drop tanks were released a fire ignited in the bombay under the remaining engine. The aircraft commander, I believe LCDR Hauser, made a precautionary open sea landing. The crew took to life rafts, but the fire went out and we returned with great difficulty to the aircraft and taxied into Key West. I am interested in hearing from anyone who was there during this time. One name I remember is Dave Vincent. He and his wife were at Bermuda during the time I was there..." [E-Mail Updated 17MAY2000 | 17MAY98]

RIDER, MCPO Danny L. Retired dlrnavy@sandyvalley.net "...I reported to FASRON-112 for duty at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in the Spring of 1957. I was assigned to the torpedo shop on the hill. We shared one end of a building also housing the mine shop. I was a TM2 at the time. I lived in the old housing above Title VIII and CPO quarters. I had a terrific tour there and left just as the torpedo shop was moving into the new AUW shop on the East side of the Landing strip. I left there for Submarine school in New London CT. I reported to FASRON-11 at NAS Atsugi, Japan in 1959. I was assigned to the AUW shop located in East Camp. I was a TM2 at the time and advanced to TM1 the next year. I reported in with two children and my wife and left 3 years later with four children and wife. We lived half the tour in Tsuruma and the rest in CCC Housing on the base. It was a wonderful tour which I enjoyed very much. I hope some of my Shipmates from that time period will contact me..." [08OCT2003]

RIDER, ABH3 Stanford P. stanfordpaulrider@msn.com "...I was in VP-40 in 1975-1980. I went on two deployments with them. I had some good times would like to get a VP-40 pach and hat I have a cruisebook from 1979 out of NAS Moffett Field, California..." [14AUG2001]

RIDLE, CAP(AA) Robert (Bob) c/o His Son Robert L. (Bob) Ridle bobridle@eatel.net "...Sons of Robert (Bob) Ridle CAP(AA) who flew with VP-44 from SEPT. 42 thru Nov. 42 then with VP-54 from Nov. 42 thru Dec 43. He later flew the NAS Adak, Alaska run and Berlin Airlift then helicopters in Korea. Would like any info on him and his units-he won the DFC, Air medal, etc. but I have no info on how or where. 1-504-622-4919..." [07MAR98]

RIEBER, Ray jri138@airmail.net "...I am a former member and aircrewman (S2F) with VS-30 stationed at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and Key West (Boca Chica) form December 1958 to June 1961. I would like to contact other VS-30 members from that time period..." [19SEP99]

RIECK, CDR D. G. http://www.navy.mil/homepages/vp9/CO%20Picture.htm "...CDR Rieck was born and raised in Preston, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland (the home of the 2002 NCAA Champion "Terrapins"), in 1983 with a B.S. in Agricultural Economics. After completing Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida he was commissioned an Ensign in January 1986. After flight training, he reported to the VP-4 "Skinny Dragons" at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1988. He deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska, and NSF Diego Garcia / Masirah, Oman, in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, where he was the Mission Commander for 16 combat missions, and was awarded the Air Medal for detecting and coordinating the destruction of two heavily armed Iraqi Patrol boats. He served as the Power Plants Branch Officer, Mine Warfare Officer, AV/ARM Division Officer, and Pilot Natops Officer. In 1991 he reported to VX-1, at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. He served as Communications/Telecommunications Officer, Project Analyst, and Operational Test Director (OTD). Projects assigned were Analyst for Global Positioning System (GPS) and P-3 Update IV, and OTD for Tactical Support Center (TSC) and Mobile Operations Control Center (MOCC). Commander Rieck reported to the USS Enterprise(CVN 65) in 1994. Serving as Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer, Hangar Deck Officer (V-3 Division), and Flight Deck Officer (V-1 Division), he helped return the USS Enterprise to sea after a four year Complex/Reactor Overhaul and conducted over 5000 safe aircraft launch and recoveries. In 1996 he reported to VP-30, and after completing the IUT syllabus, served as the Assistant Training Officer. He then reported to the VP-40 "Fighting Marlins" in July of 1997, completing two deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan. He served as the Command Services Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer, and Maintenance Officer. In 1999, he reported to COMPATRECONWING ONE in Kamiseya, Japan. As the Exercise and Operational Plans Officer, he conducted 160 bi-lateral exercises with 33 countries in both FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleets. Commander Rieck also served as the Maintenance Officer for all WESTPAC deployed P-3C and derivative aircraft. In April, 2001, he assisted in the return of 24 aircrew personnel from the stranded EP-3 in Hainan Island, PRC, following a mid-air collision with a PRC F-8, and later provided liaison, material, and logistical support for the dismantling and return of the aircraft to the United States. Additionally, following the September 11th terrorist attacks, he helped establish the MPRA theater infrastructure to support Combat Operations in the North Arabian Sea and overland Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In May 2002, he reported to VP-9 "Golden Eagles" MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii where he served as the Executive Officer. CDR Rieck's awards include the Air Medal (Individual Award), Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Naval Achievement Medal (four awards) and other unit and service awards..." [14JUN2003]

RIEDI, Gregery griedi@aol.com "...Stationed VP-31 1968-1971. Radio operator/instructor. Anybody remember!..." [14AUG2005]

RIEK, AWCM(AC) Anthony C. Retired acr@cswnet.com "...I retired after 25 years Navy service. My first tour was with VA(HM)-13 NAS Chincoteague, Virginia as a PR with P2s. Then we moved to NAS Norfolk, Virginia and redesignated VP-24. From there I attended PR-B school and went to NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C.. After 9 months I became a member of the Chuting Stars Navy Parachute Team in NAS Pensacola, Florida until we disbanded in July 1964. I then went to VP-7 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida and then to AX-A School as a PR-1. Then to VP-5 back in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I then did a tour as an instructor, (AWC) with FASO in NAS North Island, San Diego, California and finally in NAS Moffett Field, California. Next was VP-9 (AWCS) and shore duty at VP-31 (AWCM). Probably my most enjoyable tour was at VP-31. I was selected for Warrant Officer and I declined the Commission. Many good memories, only wish my tour there had lasted longer..." [13MAY2004]

RIESENBERG, Jim jriesenberg@wi.rr.com "...I completed ADJ "A" School and reported to VU-7 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California from November 1961 to February 1965. Eckhart and I ran the Technical Library with Chief Zepkowski. Master Chief Brown was Senior EM and LT(jg) May was the OIC..." [21AUG2010]

RIESS, William riess5@attbi.com "...Flew with VP-17 / VA(HM)-10 as radioman, top turret gunner from 1954-1957 in the P2V6. Went to flight training in 1957 and after a tour in VW-1 on Guam, returned to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington to fly the SP2H with VP-1 from 1961-1963..." [07AUG2002]

RIGGS, Jack jackriggs@home.com "...Having been in VP-42 from 1941 to 1943 as a Radioman in FAW-4. They took me out of flying and assigned me to setup the Navy Radio Station at Alexai Point, Attu. That gave the Navy communications from Attu to ADAK. This was in October of 1943. All these years I have wondered what the pilots thought of the ADF Station on Attu (Instrument approaches). Where was the ADF Station located? They were just starting the station when I left Attu to go back to the States. What were the minimums on the approach plate and how far out could you pick up the signal? I understand that ADF Homer gave the pilots some safety when making it back to Attu. Sure would like to get an answer from any pilots flying out of Attu October 1943. Looking forward to any replies. Thanks!..." [04MAY2000]

RIGGS, AD2 Olin D. odwriggs@att.net "...I served with VP-56 from August 1955 thru August 1957 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Flew on 6 boat with H. K. Benson. Made the med cruise in 1956 with USS Currick and the Alameda County, a converted LST. Had some wild times on that cruise. Promoted to PC of 2 boat (P5M2, replacing cahill AD2). A bunch of wonderful people and experts in their field. Sure enjoyed my sea duty on P5M2's I flew on..." [E-Mail Updated 12JUN2001 | 23DEC2000]

RIKLI, Jim jrikli@gmail.com "...I served with VP-4 from 1965 to 1968. I left without saying goodbye to most of you. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 12JUN2009 | 06APR2003]

RISCHE, Carl W. carlr@whidbey.net "...Joined the VP Navy in May of 1975 as a TAR with VP-69 while they were still flying the P-2V7. Transitioned to P-3A's and spent the remainder of my Navy time working on and flying in P-3's with the following squadrons. VP-69 May 75 thru Aug 77, VP-64 Sept 77 thru Oct 81, VP-92 Nov 81 thru Sept 85, VP-69 Oct 85 till I retired on March 31, 1990 as an AMHC..." [01FEB98]

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RILEY, Chuck Squirt4105@aol.com "...Served with VP-40 Crew 8 from 1968 through 1969..." [27AUG99]

RILEY, Dave vx6@radiocom.net "...re: VX-6 Most interesting comments on VPNAVY pages. I was an AT there from 64-67. Many OAEs have met up and e-mail each other through Paul Panehals list panehalp@leading.net and the Puckered Pete web pages http://www.radiocom.net/vx6, as well as Billy Ace Baker's one list at OAEs-and-FNGs@onelist.com. Best regards..." [11AUG99]

RILEY, CTICS(NAC) Jim Retired smebbie@msn.com "...Plankowner from NSDG NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Flew with Crew-14 Dark Forces. Hope some of those guys pick this up. Lots of memories with those guys and we did some real cool stuff..." [15APR2003]

RILEY, John A. jr0314@hotmail.com "...I served with FASRON-795 (later redesignated FASRON-102) stationed in NAS Bermuda and FASRON-795 was a reserve squadron at NAS Memphis, Tennessee from February 13, 1952 through August 15, 1954. I was called to active duty and sent to NAS Bermuda. Looking for former Shipmates..." [22FEB2003]

RILEY, AM Linwood S. lyn_golden@msn.com "...I served aboard NAS North Island, San Diego, California as an Aviation Structural Mechanic from 1951 to 1953..." [27NOV2009]

RILEY, AECS Steve Retired navy8@ev1.net "...Hi everyone, its been a while. I was in VP-62 from Jun75-Feb79 as a Flight Engineer, AE, and QA. I enjoyed the travel and many friends in the VP community. I had transferred from NAS Dallas from VF-201 (that tailhook removal was best that could happen). I attended VP-30 in the second class scheduled after moving to NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I moved from VP-62 to NAS Glenview, Illinois to serve with VP-60 (Mar79-Sep82) and VP-90 (Oct82-Sep84). From there back to NAS Dallas (Hometown) and what I expected to be my final tour. It was a different world there in VR-59 (C-9B) as a Flight Attendant and Crew Chief. That is a different world. Unfortunantly (or fortunately), I was advance and given a choice of VF or HC squadrons in California. Luck was on my side and I ended up in VR-57 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Well that was it, I finished my tour and transferred to the Fleet Reserve in Mar90 and became an unemployed drain on society. My wife convinced me that there is more to life than golf (especially the way I play). I went to work in Dallas and by July I was in Pittsburgh, PA. working for US Air as a Maintenance Training instructor. Well after 20 + years as TAR, training is sorta second nature. Well I've rattled long enough, looking forward to communicating with former Shipmates, drop a line if you get a chance. SR..." [E-Mail Updated 07OCT99 | 01MAY98]

RILEY, William F. Jr. pops9@hotmail.com "...I served with ATU-206 from 1955-1956. I was a metalsmith and I worked night check. Great duty. I would love to hear from anyone who was there at that time..." [03FEB2002]

RIMA, LT Tom tom_rima@peoplesoft.com "...Served in VP-5 from 1988 to 1991 as an NFO on the mighty CAC-5. Went on to be an ASW tactics instructor at FLEASWTRACENPAC in San Diego from 92-95 and then to the real world. Now working as a software engineer in the Bay area. I'd love to hear from any that I served with..." [13SEP99]

RIMSHAW, AWCM Bill (Willie) Retired navwill@worldnet.att.net "...I was a plankowner of VP-64 from November 1970 to 1985. I was then called to Active Duty in Washington, DC on the CNO's 75th Anniversary Staff. In 1987 I returned to VP-64 to serve my last year befor retiring in February 1988. I always called VP-64 my second home and my Shipmates, my second family. As I get older, 5 years between Reunions seems toooo long to wait to see all my old friends..." [23JUL2003]

RINALDI, AX1 Eugene "Geno" generinaldi@earthlink.net "...I arrived at NAS Brunswick, Maine in April of 1963 fresh out of FAETULANT NAS Norfolk, Virginia and "B" School at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee as a 2nd Class AX . I was assigned to VP-11 ground crew. My memories of Chiefs Eckles, Fry, Lemon and Gaboriault are still strong after 39 years. I made 1st Class AX while on deployment to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. At the same time and old salt named Stanley B. Grindle made Chief. SBG "Sugar Baker Golf" was a WWII sailor (that fact impresses me more more now than it did then). Stan took me under his wing about two days after I checked in to the squadron and I am still in his debt. We made 2 deployments to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, two or three of Springboards, 6 months in NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1964) and a split to NS Rota, Spain (1966). In the spring of 1967 my self and another tech named Barry D. Burnor volunteered to join VP-8 on a 6 month tour to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. We returned in December of 1966 and I was discharged in March 1967, a decision I still regret. I joined a company called Vocaline and flew with my old CO Ray Gault out of NAS Brunswick, Maine in a P2V BUNO: 135558 call sign was "Stopsign", we tested sonobuoys. Those years in VP11 and VP-8 were the best of my life. Some names I remember From VP-11: CDR's Gault, Richardson, Krause, Falkenstein, Smolinski and of course CDR Beatty, LCDR's Vanoski and McCormack. LTjg Bartolomei, Petty Officers Fred Haibon, Roy Kitterman, Bernie Bernard, Joe Reed. Jeff Clark, Andy Montaina, Don Libby, Joe Farrar, Frank Notarnicola, Jimmy Griffin,Bill Peria, Ronnie Korber, Dennis Bourgeois. VP-8 Chiefs, Gustwick and Black, Frank Kasper, Lt's Bruce and Allison. I'm in contact with Montaina, Libby, Peria,Grindle, Bourgeois, Korber and Kasper. If you're out there and you remember please contact me. Without a doubt "It was the best of times"..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 26NOV2003 | 12JAN2002]

RINDFLEISCH, LCDR Ralph RRindfl215@aol.com "...I was VP-68's Flight Surgeon from 1992 until its' disestablishment in 1996. I am trying to find out if someone in the squadron is keeping information regarding squadron members in the event of future Reunion, etc..." [18APR98]

RINEHART, CAPT Carl W. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=481 "...CAPT Carl W. Rinehart, USN - NFL Number: 481 - Date of Birth: 8/10/1912 - Date In: 6/1/1938 - Date Out: 6/1/1953 - City, State: Pensacola, FL - Aircraft Flown: PBY, PB4Y-2, F4U, F6F, P2V-2 - Ship or Unit: USS Ranger - USS Wright VPB-118, CO - Pilot Desg.: Naval Aviator - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: RAF England & Pacific - Associations/Service Organizations: Shriners - Scottish Rite - York Rite - Highest personal decoration or award: Dist Flying Cross - Significant Achievements: Presidential Unit Citation VPB-118 Assistant Naval Attache & Assistant Naval Attache for Air, London, England. In Memoriam? No..." [03DEC2005]

RINEHART, DAVE DAVMARINER@prodigy.net "...I was an AT in VP-50, crews 5 and 3, between May, 1953 and March, 1955. Have over 1200 hours in those miserable, but dependable PBM-5S2s. We outflew 2 MiG-15s off the Chincom coast in 1953 even after taking 2 37mm hits. No one injured, except the pride of 2 Chincom fighter jocks! Would love tro hear from any old Shipmates or anyone who flew Martin flying boats..." [E-Mail Updated 09JAN99 | 25DEC97]

RINEHART, PH2 Robert robtrineh@aol.com "...I served with VP-17 (later VA-HM-10) from November 1, 1953 to March 11, 1957. I was a photographer (PH2) with the squadren during that time. I would especially like to reconnect with the other photog's from the squadren, Tooker, Escobedo, Mitzemburg, and O'Connell. If you have any knowledge of the men who served during this time, please contact me..." [23JUL2004]

RINEHART, William (Rhino) rhinojus@insightbb.com "...I served with VP-42 from 1965 to 1968. Was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Was in several crews as TACO in the P2V-7 Neptunes and in the AI group. Just found this site and hope to hear from some names from the past, especially crew members..." [17AUG2002]

RINGIS, Jerry garingis@msn.com "...I served with VP-931 and VP-57 (01/1951-1953)..." [30SEP2013]

RINGGENBERG, AXCS Roger Retired RRinggenberg@msn.com "...I started out in VP-31 NAS North Island, CA 1963-64, VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, CA 1965-67, VO-67 Alameda, CA and RTAFB Nhakon Phenom, Thailand 1967-68 and VP-48 NAS Moffett Field, CA 1968-70. Flew as crewman on SP-2E&H, OP-2E, P-3A, B & C and SP-5B Aircraft. Retired AXCS in 1986. Love to hear from any in squadrons listed..."

RINGSTAD, Jerry vikingthree@netzero.net "...I was a civilian Bendix NAESU avionics tech rep with VAW-13 from 1967 to 1968 (DR McDowell, CO. LCDR Paul Burgundy MO.) One of the best assignments in memory. I remember pilots/crew Bob Bullock, Ostergren, John Peterson, Bob Marcus, Red Wynn, Neil Stoddard, Brown, Butch Gwynn,"Alfie". Enjoyed much flight time in the Spad and EKA-3B. Duty at Det 101 NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, ChuLai, NAS Alameda, California, USS Ranger, and USS Bonn Home Richard. Delightful working with the finest aircrews in the Navy..." [03AUG2004]

RINGUETTE, Robert L. ringuetter2001@comcast.net "...I served with VP-7 from July of 1959 until August of 1962. Deployed to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada with LB-11 as ECM operator, was with the squadron when we left NAS Brunswick, Maine and relocated in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 1962, was discharged and began college that fall. Presently I am a retired educator, still see Mike Gilbert every so often and in touch with Dick Therriault and Mike Bradley. Also spoke with Mr. Evans several years back. Sorry we lost Mr. Wright in Vietnam, I se his name on the wall in DC. A good guy!..." [BIO Updated 05APR2009 | 21NOV2006]

RINN, YN Herb hrinn@comcast.net "...I served with VP-31 from 1972 to 1974. I worked in Officer Training Administration as a Yoeman. It was a good crew we had there. If anyone remembers give me a shout..." [24AUG2008]

RIORDAN, John L. boot_51@hotmail.com "...I served on the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) from January 1952 to May 1954 in V-2 Division then to VP-50 from May 1954 to February 1955 then home. I look back on my time in the Navy as the best time of my life. Would like to hear from some one who might remember me. My nickname on the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) was BOOT (don't remember why but I must have done something stupid)..." [BIO Updated 01DEC2003 | 26JUN2001]

RIORDAN, AMHC Patrick H. Retired bokwick@aol.com "...I served with VP-62 from 1980-1984, VP-66 from 1985-1988, and VP-65 from 1988-1991. I also served with HS-84, HS-75 and HCS-5. I retired in 1998 from VR-46 as an AMHC..." [E-Mail Updated 22JAN2003 | 11NOV2000]

RIORDAN, CDR Stephen J. c/o his son Stephen J. Riordan IV, Commander, USN (Ret.) airarchive@email.msn.com "...My father, Cdr.. Stephen J. Riordan, was assigned to VW-15 as an EC-121 (Willie Victor) pilot from 9/55 to 5/57. He was the squadron CO part of that time. He made at least one Barrier/Dew Line Deployment out of Argentia, Newfoundland. I have pictures from those experiences both in color and black and white. He also flew weather recces in PB4Y2s with VP-23 from 3/48 to 5/50 out of NAS Miami, FL. He was a LCdr during his tour with VP-23. I followed in his footsteps as a Naval Aviator. However I chose the jet pipeline, it being the height of Vietnam and me wanting to be a hero etc. I learned in those unfriendly skies that heroes are just guys like the rest of us who happen to be in the wrong place at the right time and put their shipmates ahead of their own survival..." [19JAN98]

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. Transfered 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. Transfered 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. Transfered 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]

RIPPEE, Bob ripmaui@aol.com "...I served with VP-8 from 1982 through 1985 including the NS Rota, Spain deployment when the A/C departed the runway. I was in fact crossing the field overhead giving an instrument check flight to Tom Slattery. I now live on Maui, having left the military in 1989...I served with VP-31 from 1985 through 1987. I flew on the Orion on the VP-31 Flight Demonstration Team. I think it was the 4th of July 1986 or 1987. There was a commercial videotape made of the airshow and I am trying to locate a copy. Please contact me if you have any information..." [BIO Updated 30JUN2000 | 14APR2000]

RISBON, AZC(AW/SW) Bobbie A. "Lester/Yoakem" Retired byoakem@verizon.net "...I served with VP-24 (1984-1987), VFA-106 (1988-1992), VPU-1 (1992-1995), FASO Det NAS Brunswick, Maine (1995-1998), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) (1998-2001), VAW-120 (2001-2004) and the USS George Washington (CVN-73) (2004-2007)..." [02SEP2011]

RISLEY, AO2 Ron rjr3@comcast.net "...Served with VP-48 from 1962 through 1966. I flew with Crew 12 and Crew 3. Made deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1964 and 1965/1966. Did the Galapagos thing and lost our plane on the way home to San Diego. Would like to contact LTjg Johnson, Lt.Green, and Sgt. Moss..." [E-Mail Updated 13APR2002 | 27JUN2000]

RISTOW, Jerry jjris2@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1952 through 1954. Flew as a 2nd mech and later Plane Captain on the old PB4Ys and later P2Vs. Made several trips to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, Thule, Goose Bay and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Also made several trips to the Carribean. I flew with our skipper, CDR Harvey Hopp. Like to hear from any Shipmates of that era. ..." [E-Mail Updated 31MAY2009 | 11MAR2000]

RITCHIE, Anne K. anne@annekritchie.com "...I served with VP-5 (1987-1991). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 29DEC2011 | E-Mail Updated 15JUL2000]

RITCHIE, ATN2 Gerald F. GFR948@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-24 from 1964 to 1966 as an ATN2 on different crews. I usually did inflight electronics repair and would run the electronics shop for the squadron. I went many places such as NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain, Greece, and Italy. The tour was great along with the extension during VietNam. Sorry to hear about the end of VP-24. I had a brother who was killed in VP-50 (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends January 6th, 1967). I had some great times. Wish I had re-enlisted. To all the VPers, "Lord, Guard And Guide All The Men Who Fly." Peace my brothers..." [15NOV2002]

RITTER, ATR2 Doug d.d.ritter@verizon.net "...I was ready reserve with VP-662 from 1963 to 1965 and then stand by reserve in 1968. My active duty was on the USS Bennington CVS 20 from 1965 to 1967 on WesPac duty in the Tonkin gulf (Yankee Station). My final rank was ATR2 in the avionics shop. I trained for the APS-20 radar crew position but never really make it. Always wanted to fly in those beautiful P2V's. Used my GI Bill to get my commercial pilots license and have been flying other things since. I'm now a video television producer at NASA HQ..." [22OCT2003]

RITTER, ADR3 William A. mrbill65@verizon.net "...First assigned to OASU 1968 then became VX-8 then VXN-8. Got an earlly out September 1970. If there is ever a Reunion I sure would like to know..." [27JAN2011]

RIVAS, AVCM Ivan "Spock" Retired Ginns@aol.com "...I was an In-Flight Tech for VP-40 from 1974-1979. I often remember many of the happy time in the squadron. The AT shop with Skinny, Ron, Frank, Gary and the rest is etched in my memories. Loved watching those championship Acey-Duecy games. I would always post a picture of Mr. Spock over the CP-901 control panel. The handle kept it in place. http://www.lynxairways.com/..." [17APR2003]

RIZZIO, AD2 Frank fsrizzio@firehousemail.com "...I served with VX-4 from 1976 through 1980 as an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd class under two commands (CAPTAIN Burnett and CDR Collicott). Due to a gross misunderstanding of a few facts out at MCAS Yuma CAPTAIN Nash took command. Quite a time. I met my wife who also served in the squadron (to whom I am still married), and made some lifelong friendships. Anyone else their at the same time?..." [E-Mail Updated 12JAN2007 | 05MAY99]

REITZ, George F. Reitz_G@mediasoft.net "...Ex crew member LP-9 Squadron VP-49 1956-58. Does this Squadron have reunions? If so, where & when??..." [05JAN98]

RIVAS, AD2 Myriam mrrivas1973@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-31, VP-40 (1974-1979) and VP-10 (1979-1982) NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [17FEB2014]

RIVERA, Angel fhaelrivera@yahoo.es "...I served with VP-10 from 1972-1974. My tour with the squadron is of great pride in my life. Some of you who toured during tha same dates might remember me. I've tried to remember all the Shipmates I can and would like to hear from them if its possible. I used to work with Chief Lane as a OJT storekeeper. Spent time with Toler, Dawson, Huffy (Hoffman), Tallo, Eddie Merrill, Whitey, Sears, and all the other guys who by this relation should remember me. Hope to haer from you soon. Once a Lancer always a Lancer. Later..." [25SEP2002]

RIVERS, Daniel danielrivers@cox.net "...I enlisted in the Navy on July 31,1965. Did Boot Camp at Great Lakes,Illinois and from there I went to AMFU'A' School at NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee. After school I was assigned to VP-30 Det NAS Jacksonville, Florida in May of 1966. I had some really great experiences in that squadron. The P2 became my favorite aircraft to both to work on and to fly in as part of an aircrew. I mainly flew as forward observer and trained as FE. In 1967 tragedy struck our squadron when one of our planes was involved in a mid air collision (27SEP67) with an F-8 Crusader. Some of our training missions were pretty hairy too. Especially the time we were returning from NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and had to fly through a thunder storm. That will get your attention. In October of 1968 I was reassigned to VS-30 NAS Boca Chica, Florida. After serving with the Old Pros of VP-30 though, working with the S2 was kind of a let down even though I got some Carrier time aboard the "Wasp" and the"Midway". There was something about the "Neptune" that no other plane could match not even the bigger and faster P-3. I extended my enlistment in 1969 to take the test for ADR3. I didn't make it and in May of 1970 I was discharged due to a reduction in force order. If I could do it all over again I definitely would but I would want to serve all of my time in the SP2H (P2V-7). I think most airmen who served with the "Mighty Neptune" would agree with me..." [10DEC2007]

RIVES, Rick richard.rives@navy.mil "...I served aboard NAS Moffett Field (1983-1992), VP-31 (1983-1986) Maintenance Material Control Officer (MMCO), VP-9 (1990-1992) MO, MMCO (1986-1989), AIMD (1989-1990), AAIMO and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Aviation Maintenance Management Team (AMMT) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1992-1995) until retirement. I am currently a support contractor for the P-3 Assistant Program Manager for Logistics (APML) at NAVAIR. I would like to hear from my old Shipmates around the globe. If you are still active and need help with logistics contact me..." [E-Mail Updated 14OCT2010 | 18SEP97]

RIZZO, Anthony J. abrizzo@ccp.com "...Enjoyed finding the VP-216 Summary Page. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we won't make it to the Reunion in Pensacola in May. Hopefully, next year. I would love to hear from Shipmates..." [27MAR2000]


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