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Crew 1

VP CrewCREWs: VP Crew Logo VP-17 Crew 1 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 1 ...Circa 1967...Front L-R: C. Campbel, W. Robinson, D. Woethrich, H. Ferrau, R. Tolley Back Row L-R: C. Morris, C. Schroff, G. Bensen, J. Reed, R. Thompson, and C. Agea..." Contributed by Stephen R. Novak chantu@shaw.ca [27JAN2000]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 1 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 1 ...Circa 1944...BACK ROW: (left to right) Bauer, Belkofer, Healy, Dunigan, Boomhower...MIDDLE ROW: Johnson, Whoolery, Smith, Russell, Rainey, Barrow, Blakesley...FRONT ROW: Krause, Tucker, Zion... Contributed by Thomas Edwin Russell tompbm@aol.com

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 1 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 1 Circa 1969/70 "... NAS Iwakuni, Japan CDR May, LT. Hurst, LT. Pananen, LT. Steuber, AW1 Chambless, AW1 Holsonback, ADJ2 Middleton, AE2 Akin, AW2 Gilman, AW2 Moran, AO3 Dempsey, ATN Matney..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com[17DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-121 Crew 5 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 1 ...Circa 1967...Front L-R: C. Campbel, W. Robinson, D. Woethrich, H. Ferrau, R. Tolley Back Row L-R: C. Morris, C. Schroff, G. Bensen, J. Reed, R. Thompson, and C. Agea..." Contributed by Stephen R. Novak chantu@shaw.ca [27JAN2000]


Crew 2

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-1 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-1 CAC-2 Patch "...VP-1 CAC-2 WestPac 1992-1993 for NAS Misawa, Japan / MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii..." Contributed by Tom Grannis grannis1@earthlink.net [10JUL2004]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-17 Patch Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 2 Patch [27MAY99]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-17 Crew 2 Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 2 Circa 1967/68"... NS Sangley Point, Philippines Front L-R L. Booth, D. Johnson, T. Williams, Back L-R L. Coufal, C. Neilson, D. Hites, M. Hutchinson, E. Wright, J. Whitmus, L. Gardner..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com [17DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 2 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 2 "...I happened to rummage through a footlocker and found an old photo. Been too long to remember names so did the best I could with the ones I do remember. Hope some on out there has the name and I will up date if they do..." Contributed by DEYO, AWCS (AC/AWS) Ralph M. Retired Rotor-Head@msn.com [11SEP2006]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 2 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 2 "... Circa 1967/68 - NS Sangley Point, Philippines Front L-R L. Booth, D. Johnson, T. Williams, Back L-R L. Coufal, C. Neilson, D. Hites, M. Hutchinson, E. Wright, J. Whitmus, L. Gardner..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com [17DEC98]


Crew 3

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-17 Logo Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 3 "...It is Crew 3's patch, circa 1964, during our deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. CDR L.A. (Lee) Holdren was the PPC. Others in the crew: LT G.S. (George) Makovic (PP2P); C.L. (Chuck) Leonard, AD2 (Plane Captain); R.E. (Wooly) Woolever, AT2 (JULIE/ECM); LT R.H. Lee (TACCO); W.D. (Barney) Overfield, ATN2 (Radio); L.R. (Lon) Harrison, AX2 (Radio), LTJG H. Hawkins (NAV); D.A. Wertsbaugh, AO3 (Ordinance); LTJG P.D. Fowlkes (PP3P?); W.L. (Lee) Bailess, AX2 (JEZ). Barney Overfield became part of Crew 3 for six weeks, and sat Radio while my broken ankle healed after a motorcycle accident. I sat "base-radio" at Tainan, Taiwan (in support of Market Time Operations) during that time..." HARRISON, Lawrence R. Jr. (Harri, Harri-San) mahlrh@home.com [07AUG2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 3 Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 3 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 3 Circa 1967/68 "... NS Sangley Point, Philippines Front L-R G. Mirabella, J. Hall, J. Dunne, Back L-R J. Fairfield, V. Collins, S. Owen, J. Baxter, J. Frost, Absent: B. McGuiness..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com [17DEC98]


Crew 4

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-17 Patch Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 4 Patch [13AUG2000]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-17 Patch Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 4 Patch [07JAN99]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 4 ThumbnailCameraVP-7 Crew 4 "... MCAS Iwakuni, Japan 1965-1966. Left to Right - Kneeling: LCDR G. B. Mahler, LCDR F. H. Wood, LT H. D. Svoboda, LTjg R. L. Eastman, and LTjg S. A. Skold. Back Row: K. J. Green, M. G. Bolden, P. R. Reynolds, D. S. Watson, D. J. Michaud, G. A. Raczkowski, and L. G. Behrendsen..." Contributed by RACZKOWSKI, Jerry 1horses@msn.com [19APR2002]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 4 ThumbnailCameraVP-7 Crew 4 "...March 69 - 1. AW3 SARNECKI-RADIO, AO1 GALUSHA-ORD, AW2 ALVEREZ-JULIE/ESM, AD1 MCCLELLAN-FE, LT REICK-NAV, LCDR CHUCK EMERICK-PPC, AWC BUD SCHIRES-JEZ, AE2 TREMAINE-IN-FLIGHT TECH, AX2 RALPH DEYO-RAD/MAD, and AN JOHNSON-2ND MECH...MISSING: LT GEORGE RICKABAUGH-2P and LT GEAR-TACCO..." Contributed by DEYO, AWCS (AC/AWS) Ralph M. Retired Rotor-Head@msn.com [24APR2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 4 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 4 Circa 1967/68 "... NS Sangley Point, Philippines Front R. Chamberlain, L. Puchalla, W. Tully, D. Gastony. Back L-R W. Matney, S. Tifft, J. Grosso, J. Larson, G. Butz, M. BOlden, R. Broye..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com [27JUL99]


Crew 5

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 5 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 5 Patch ...My Grandfather, Harold David Miller, served with VP-17. This was his crew's patch..." Contributed by SSgt Michael A Heacock heacockma@gmail.com [07FEB2012]

VP CrewCREWs: VP Crew Logo VP-17 Crew 1 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 5 ...Circa 1967...Front L-R: M. Wallace, W. Koram, C. Beltom, W. Danner, M. Holley Back L-R: W. Kurnre, T. Walters, C. Watson, C. Pullen, D. Burger, and W. Standish..." Contributed by Stephen R. Novak chantu@shaw.ca [27JAN2000]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 5 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 5 ...Circa 1963... "...picture taken at the end of deployment in Alaska early 1963...looking for names of the other crew members. So if anyone recognizes themselves or can put a name to the faces it would be greatly appreciated..." Contributed by Tom Gilbert tgilbert000@cogeco.ca [09JAN98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 5 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 5 Circa 1969/70 "... NAS Iwakuni, Japan LCDR Farrar, LTjg Budovec, LTjg Harvey, LTjg Bryant, ADJ1 Kelly, ADJ1 Zerby, AW1 Agen, AW2 Ragsdale, ATN2 Martin, AW3 Weaver, AW3 Broye, AOAN Vanya, Missing - LCDR Duda..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com [17DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 5 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 5 "...From Left to right, back row: AO2 Cotter( Ord), LT.Ormrod (2P), AT3 Gartman( IFT), LT. Clark(PPC), Lt Ruolston(NC), AW2 Gonsalvez(SS-1), AD2 Richards (FE), Kneeling: Lt Collins (Tacco), AW1 Baustian (SS-2), AW3 Rosado (SS-3)..." Contributed by Steve "PACO" Rosado rosadosm@hotmail.com [Updated Crew Names 07DEC2000 | 06DEC2000]


Crew 6

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 6 Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 6 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 6 Circa 1967/68 "... NS Sangley Point, Philippines Front L-R L. McStravick, G. Miller, J. Ladwig, P. Nechols. Back L-R B. Deshazo, E. Ingraham, R. Piehl, J. Statton, J. Cox, R. Elms, M. Stevens..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com [17DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 6 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 6 "...Crew 6 - 'The Fairbanks Boys' May to November 1959. Front Row: Scalese, Conn, Abraham, Botterill, and Grundig. LCDR Olds (center) and Buzzel (on right). Picture taken in NAS Kodiak, Alaska but not sure of the exact date but was during May to Nov 1959 deployment. This crew spent most of the deployment in Fairbanks working with the International Geophysical Year (IGY) scientists that were living in two places out on the ice pack (way out on the ice pack.)..." Contributed by Tom Scalese (AT2) cleverdevil39@cox.net [06JAN2000]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 6 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 6 "...Circa 1966-1967...Back Row L to R: T. W. Smith ECM operator, Ken Slater Second Mechanic, Jim Walker First Mechanic, Joe D. Cox Ordnance, Mike Stevens JULI JEZ, and Steve Clark Radioman...Front Row L to R: Mr. Ron L. Yanish Co-Pilot, Gary Miller TACO, Clyde Beagle Pilot, and Paul Nichols Navigator (not present)..." Contributed by Steven G. Clark runsfrombear8@yahoo.com [04OCT2000]


Crew 8

VP CrewCREWs: VP Crew Logo VP-17 Crew 8 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 8 ...Circa 1967...Front L-R: C. Borchardt, R. Casey, F. Stueber Back L-R: R. Igoes, A. Fanning, J. Karr, J. Hatcher, P. McDonald, and J. Elsworth..." Contributed by Stephen R. Novak chantu@shaw.ca [27JAN2000]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-17 Patch Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 8 Patch Contributed by Dan Straus danstraus@aol.com [19JAN2000]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-17 Patch Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 8 Patch "...Circa 1975-1976 in Kwajelien for Special Operations...Left to Right: Ens Jim Thurber, Lt Dan Straus, Ltjg Urbie Kerner, Ltjg Sam Sevier, Lt Jon Dresel..." Contributed by Dan Straus danstraus@aol.com [19JAN2000]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 8 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 8 "...Circa 1975-1976 in Kwajelien for Special Operations...Back row left to right: AW1 Tanner,Lt Jon Dresel, Ens Jim Thurman,Ltjg Urbie Kerner,Lt Dan Straus, AT2 "Keep the change" Keeling, AO1 "Thumper" Front row left to right: AMH3, AMH1 "Fast Freddy", AW3 M. Glienna, AW3 P. Winn, Ltjg Sam Sevier..." Contributed by Marty Glienna glienna@home.com [18OCT2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 8 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 8 "...Circa 1975-1976 in Kwajelien for Special Operations..." Contributed by Dan Straus danstraus@aol.com [19JAN2000]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 8 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 8 Circa 1969/70 "... NAS Iwakuni, Japan Front LT Johnson, LT. Bailing, LT. Mirabella, LTjg Skiles, LT. Gibson, AW1 Jones, AW2 McLaughlin, ATR2 Manganell, AW3 Keelean, AO3 Appel, AN Hunsicker..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com [17DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 8 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 8 "...Circa The attached photo is of Crew 8, in Shemya, Alaska (Circa 1963). I am the AT3 in the front row, far right. In the back row -- third from the right (and progressing to the right) are LTJG Quimby, LTJG Mott, LT "JR" Greenway, and ATCS Meeks. Many of the other names escape me......" Contributed by HARRISON, Lawrence R. Jr. (Harri, Harri-San) mahlrh@home.com [19JUN2001]


Crew 7

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 7 Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 7 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 7 Circa 1967/68 "... NS Sangley Point, Philippines Front L-R R. Sullivan, N. Cook, T. Griswold, B. Farrar. Back L-R C. Swafford, D. Battershell, D. Etchells, J. Wallace, R. Morris, W. Hepburn..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com [17DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 7 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 7 "...This picture was taken in November 1959 as we prepared to leave NAS Adak, Alaska. This was after a nickle a can beer party the night before held in our hanger. We were a sick bunch of fly boys after this..Charley Nelson(3rd from right), Cmdr McKinney (far left), Lt Conklin (2nd from left), Don French (5th from left), Goose (far right), and Tom Scalese (AT2)(5th from right). Need help with rest of names..." Contributed by Tom Scalese (AT2) cleverdevil39@cox.net [04JAN2000]


Crew 9

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-17 Patch Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 9 Patch "...Circa 1967-1968..." Contributed by Jay Holland Crew9Boss@msn.com [19DEC99]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 9 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 9 "...VP-17 Crew 9 affiliation sharing a Keg beverage at one of the many WWII quonset huts on NAS Adak, Alaska, circa 1963. Borrowed from Butch Podnar's slide collection but didn't process soon enough for the Reunion ('05). Front L-R: AM3 Jim Freeman, Ltjg. McElmurry, Lt. Stocking, and ADR2 Cardenas. Standing L-R: Ens. Lee, AE3 Wiggins, AO3 Rogers, ADR2 Mandel, ATN2 Reed, ATN2 Podnar, AX2 Fetscher..." Contributed by FETSCHER, AXC Dennis "Fetch" Retired dfetscher@cox.net [19OCT2005]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 9 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 9 "...VP-17 Crew 9 NAS Kodiak, Alaska May 1963 - Standing L-R: AX2 Dennis "Fetch" Fetscher, AO3 Jack "Stubby" Rogers, ATN2 Joe Reed, ADR2 Gene Mandel, AE3 Gene Wiggins,ATN2 Larry "Butch" Podnar, ADR2 "Bean Bandit" Cardenas, & AMH3 Jim Freeman. Squating L-R: Nav/Tacco Ens. Lee, PPC Lcdr. Todd, PPC Lt. Stocking, & PP2P Ltjg.McElmurry..." Contributed by FETSCHER, AXC Dennis "Fetch" Retired dfetscher@cox.net [14JAN2005]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 9 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 9 ...Circa 1967-1968 WESTPAC... "...Front L-R: LT Bob Eastman, LTjg Bill Loveless, LTJG Myron Homm, and LTCDR Fred Heimbuecher Back L-R: ADR2 Jay Holland, AO3 Dean Carlson, AT3 Fred York, ADJ3 Ed Cox, AX@ Hohn Whitney, AE2 Gerry Johnson, and AT1 Dave Lowas..." Contributed by Ed Cox Nep147967@aol.com [21APR98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 9 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 9 Circa 1969/70 "... NAS Iwakuni, Japan Front LT. Loveless, LT. Eley, LTjg Thompson, LTjg Thorning, ADJ1 Karr, AW1 Braley, AW2 Etchells, ADJ2 Judy, AO2 Howle, AW3 Maas, ATR3 Garcia, AN D'Amico..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com [17DEC98]


Crew 10

VP-17 Crew 10 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 10 Patch "...Circa 1969/70..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com[17DEC98]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-17 Patch Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 10 Patch Contributed by Dan Straus danstraus@aol.com [19JAN2000]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 10 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 10 "...MCAS Iwakuni - 1969...LT. Borchardt, LT. McLaughlin, LT. Sherman, LTJG Engler, AMH1 Beckett, AW2 Burkett, AW3 Turesdale, AW3 Godfrey, AX3 Godfrey, AO2 Fipps, AJD3 Busby, and AO3 Dempsey...." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin's wife DIANA G. MCLAUGHLIN banddmcl1964@msn.com [21NOV98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 10 Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 10 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 10 Circa 1967/68 "... NS Sangley Point, Philippines Front L-R K. McDaniel, J. Stewart, G. McCraken, P. Eley, R. Gear. Back L-R D. Mach, G. Howle, S. Novak, R. Lally, A. Torsteson, E. Cox, R. Laron..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com [17DEC98]

UPDATE "...I designed the crew's patch with the Roadrunner and helped steal (borrow) "The Bell" from another squadron at NAS Iwakuni, Japan in '67. And they said it couldn't be done!! It went flawless fellas! But they made us give it back..." Contributed by Stephen R. Novak chantu@shaw.ca[25JAN2000]


Crew 11

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crews ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 11 "...Circa 1954 - Tent City at NAS Iwakuni, Japan BH-11 Crew - Top Row/Left to Right: Arbuckle, Tyler, and Curry. Bottom Row/Left to Right: Jones and Monk..." Contributed by CURRY, G. L. gcurry147@earthlink.net [19DEC2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 11 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 11 "... NAS Kodiak, Alaska 1959. Photo by Pat Brannas..." Contributed by Tom Scalese cleverdevil39@cox.net [01SEP2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 11 Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 11 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 11 Circa 1967/68 "... NS Sangley Point, Philippines Front L-R V. Moores, G. Balboa, C. Hermann, J. Flaherty, C. Emerick. Back L-R M. Holmeren, T. Schwab, M. Perry, W. Florie, R. Stephenson, R. McManus..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com [17DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 11 Thumbnail VP-17 Crew 11 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 11 Circa 1967/68 "... NS Sangley Point, Philippines Front L-R V. Moores, G. Balboa, C. Hermann, J. Flaherty, C. Emerick. Back L-R M. Holmeren, T. Schwab, M. Perry, W. Florie, R. Stephenson, R. McManus..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com [17DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP Crew Logo VP-17 Crew 11 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 11 ...Circa 1967...Front L-R: V. Moures, G. Ealboa, C. Hermann, J. Flaherty, C. Emerick Back L-R: M. Holmeren, T. Schwab, M. Perry, W. Florie, R. Stephenson, and R. McManus..." Contributed by Stephen R. Novak chantu@shaw.ca [27JAN2000]

VP CrewCREWs: VP Crew Logo VP-17 Crew 11 "...Circa 1954... NAS Iwakuni, Japan..." Contributed by Edward A. Rausch via RAUSCH, Edward lydadel@aol.com [14JUL2001]


Crew 12

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-17 Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 12 Patch "...I got this when I bought a car from an AE a few years older than I who was getting out of the service about late 1977. Of course we were both in the squadron and both worked out of the Avionics shop and happened to both be on Crew 12. Don't remember his name. This patch was in the car. It is about 4 inches in diameter and very good quality patch. I've kept it all these years..." Contributed by CUMMINS, AT3 Mickey juker01@sbcglobal.net [01FEB2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP Crew Logo VP-17 Crew 12 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 12 ...Circa 1967...Front L-R: A. Hind, R. Webb, G. Martinsen, R. McLarghlin Back L-R: B. Baxter, P. Fowler, W. Johnson, H. Rothenberger, K. Correra, J. Young, and T. Lord..." Contributed by Stephen R. Novak chantu@shaw.ca [27JAN2000]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-17 Crew 10 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 12 Patch "...NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan in 1964 after returning from Vietnam detachment..." Contributed by SLOGGETT, Charles "Chuck" chucksloggett@gmail.com [04OCT2013]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 10 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 12 "...NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan in 1964 after returning from Vietnam detachment..." Contributed by SLOGGETT, Charles "Chuck" chucksloggett@gmail.com [04OCT2013]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 10 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 12 "... NS Sangley Point, Philippines (last P2 deployment 1967-68)...Front: L-R A. Hind, R. Webb, G. Martinsen, R. McLaughlin. Back L-R B. Baxter, P. Fowler, W. Johnson, R. Rothlisberger, K. Correra, J. Young, and T. Lord...." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin's wife DIANA G. MCLAUGHLIN banddmcl1964@msn.com [24NOV98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-17 Crew 12 ThumbnailCameraVP-17 Crew 12 Circa 1969/70 "... NAS Iwakuni, Japan LCDR Dulik, LCDR Brune, LT. Johnson, LTjg Schenck, ADJ1 Rute, AW1 Battershell, AW2 Fultz, ADJ2 Early, AW3 Alford, ATN3 Roberts, ATN3 Markham, AO3 Couch..." Contributed by Bob McLaughlin (LT) banddmcl1964@msn.com[17DEC98]


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