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ACKERMAN, AWCS(AW) Donnie Retired Ackro Picture ...circa 1976...Ackro Picture ackro@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1975 to 1978, VP-10 from 1978 to 1980, and VP-31 from 1980 to 1984..." WEBSITE: http://users.southeast.net/~ackro3/ [E-Mail Updated 20JUL2003 | 00XXX97]

ACKERMAN, PN3 Greg gack12708@msn.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1967 to 1970. I arrived as an Airman and change to Seaman and moved to Personnel then to Education Office. I truly enjoyed my years with VP-22 and would do it all over again. In 1971 I attended ASU and graduated in 1976 with BS in Accounting. As of 2009, I am living in the Minneapolis area..." [05JAN2009]

ADAMS, ADCS David L. bbadams@haysco.net "...I served in VP-60, (selres) From 1969-1974 as a plane captain on P-2's and transitioned to P-3's in 1974. Then Flew as a second mech with VP-90 until 1982 when I came back on active duty. I went through flight engineer training in VP-31, and joined VP-1 in Jul. 1983. I served inVP-1 until transfering to VP-22 in Aug 1988. I transfered to Navy Recruiting in 1992 in San Aantonio, Tx. In Oct 1995 I reported back to VP-1. I would like to communicate with fellow P-3 Flight engineers and Shipmates from all my past squadrons. VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I transfered to VAQ-141, in OCT 1997...I transferred to VAQ-141 Oct. 1997 were I am the Quality Assurance Supervisor. In December 1998, I transfer to the Senior Enlisted Academy, March 1999, I transfer to Recruiting School, Pensacola, Fl, then back to Recruiting District San Antonio, TX. in May 1999..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 04DEC98 | 07APR98]

ADCOCK, James E. bataan29@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1953 to 1955. I flew with Crew 4..." [26AUG2006]

ALBERTS, CDR Paul "Mayor of Olongapo" paul.alberts@patinsurance.com "...I served as a In-Flight Tech (AX) with VP-22 from 1972 to 1975 and VP-90 NAS Glenview, Illinois. I was eventually selected for LDO and served with the reserves out of Great Lakes,IL (NARA) with NS Rota, Spain as Training Officer. Oh yes - earned the title in the Philippines on early tours with VP-90 just after leaving VP-22. Since my active time in PI allowed me to become VERY familiar with all the important areas, the green-horns of VP-90 couldn't ask a question about who-what-where while in PI without an answer. It prompted the comment: "Who are you...the goddam mayor of Olongapo?" Needless to say, it became a permanent title that still lives on today. And yes... one day "I will return"... back to the mother land! I am currently a CDR with the reserves at Rock Island, IL (USPACOM DET 216). I must confess to many terrific voyages to both the Pacific and Med. Just can't get enough - and I continue to look for more opportunities - especially in WestPac. My best to all my former Shipmates, and those that made serving not just a job, but a true adventure...." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14SEP2004 | 20SEP97]

ALLGEIER, AT1 Barth beallgeier@msn.com "...I served in VP-22, 1991-1994 as an IFT until the decom. I transferred to VP-66 (1994-1997) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Then NRD Philadelphia for recruiting at NRS Abington and NRS Lansdale (1997-2001). February 2001 I took an Admin Bust to E-5 to go TAR (now FTS). That allowed me to return to VP-66 (2001-2005) and stay at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I'm curently stationed at the RESASWTRACEN (RATCEN) at the Grove. I married Christina in OCT 2003 and we had our first child, Kyle in OCT 2005. I plan to retire in FEB 2009 and get my paper route back..." [03AUG2005]

ALLHOFF, CWO3 Thomas Retired tomallhoff@gmail.com "...I served with NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1972-1973), NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1973-1975) AIMD, NAS Miramar (1975-1976) AIMD, VP-31 (1976-1977) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-50 (1977-1979) at NAS Moffett Field, California, NAMTRAGRU 1012 (1979-1982) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-50 (1982-1986) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-31 (1986-1989) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-68 (1989-1992) at NAF Washington, D.C., VP-22 (1992-1994) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VP-68 (1994-1995) at NAF Washington, D.C.. I retired from the Navy in 1995 and am currently living in San Francisco, CA. I welcome the chance to catch up with old Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 24OCT2012 | E-Mail Updated 28APR2012 | E-Mail Updated 26MAY2004 | E-Mail Updated 18DEC2002 | BIO Updated 16SEP99 | 11JAN99]

ANDERSON, Mark markc_anderson@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (Crew-5) from 1986 to 1990 with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines..." [03APR2010]

ANDREASEN, Mark parkrangermt@hotmail.com "...My first squadron was VP-22. What a great squadron. What more could you ask for, Home Port NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, with deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (San Miguel Painted Label). Any old Blue Goosers drop me a line..." [15FEB2007]

ANDREWS, Bill bandrews59@yahoo.com "...AW '77-'89/LDO '89-'98. Retired 2/98. Served in VP-22(81-85), CPW2(85-88), VP-24(91-95), and VP-30(95-98). Let me know of any Reunion..." [E-Mail Updated 16AUG2001 | 07JUN98]

ANDREWS, John jandrews@netrax.net "...I served with VP-22 1963-66 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a Radio Operator..." [30JAN2000]

ARBITRARIO, Phillip G. Retired arbitrarp001@hawaii.rr.com "...I served in the Army (82nd Airborne Division) from 1967 to 1970. I then move over to the Navy and served with VA-128 from 1973 to 1975, VP-22 (FE) from 1976 to 1980, Naval Air Maintenace TRAining DETachment (NAMTRADET) 1011 Instructor from 1981 to 1984, VP-22 from 1984 to 1987, CPRW-2 from 1987 to 1991 until retirement. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 16MAR2011 | 29MAY98]

ARIOLA, AW2 Ernest Jr. eariola@comcast.net "...I was an AW2 with VP-22 from 1991 to 1993. I would like to hear from any old Shipmates. Does anyone know what happened to AW1 Joe Flannery and LT "Dollars" Douglas..." [28SEP2007]

AUT, REAR ADMIRAL Warren E. http://www.quarterdeck.org/book/cencoms/aut.html "...Rear Adm. Warren Edward Aut was born in St. Louis on Nov. 30, 1932. He entered the U. S. Naval Academy as a midshipman in July, 1951 and was honorably discharged in February, 1952. One year later, he enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserves and reported for active duty on Aug. 19, 1953. By August 1954, he was an ensign in the U. S. Naval Reserves designated a Naval aviator and continued on active duty. His first duty assignment was at fleet Airborne Electronics Training Unit from December, 1954 to February, 1955. He then reported to VP-22 for three years before going to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas as a flight instructor. He was promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade) in February, 1956 and augmented in the U.S. Navy. He was promoted to lieutenant on Dec. 1,1958. After receiving a baccalaureate degree in Naval Science from the Navy's Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., he reported to Helicopter Training Squadron 8, NAAS Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Florida. In September, 1961, he reported to Helicopter AntiSubmarine Squadron Ten and in October he moved to helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Two and then to helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eight as a helicopter plan commander in August, 1962. He was the aircraft handling officer on USS Valley Forge (LPH-8) from February, 1964 to July, 1965. During his time here, he was promoted to lieutenant commander. He attended the Marine Corps Command and Staff College in Quantico, Va. from June, 1966 to April, 1969, he was a student and eventually an engineering test pilot and instructor at the Navy's Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. During his career, the admiral accumulated more than 6,000 flight hours in more than 30 different types of aircraft. He made commander during his tour here. He was at Helicopter AntiSubmarine Squadron Ten from April to September, 1969. He was first the executive officer of Helicopter AntiSubmarine Squadron Four and then the commanding officer in July, 1970. In 1971, he returned to the Naval Postgraduate School and received his master's degree in financial Management. He returned to Naval Air Test Center as a test pilot instructor in December, 1972 and then reported to commander, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Wing One. At the office of the Chief of Naval Operations, he served as executive director for the Ocean Surveillance Master Plan; as head, Ocean Surveillance Planning and Program Branch; and as head, Tactical Exploitation of National Systems Project Office. While at this assignment, he was promoted to captain. In March, 1979, he became the commanding officer of NAS North Island, San Diego, California and prior to reporting as center commander of NTC, he was designated a rear admiral, He was promoted to rear admiral on Sept. 1, 1982. Following NTC, he served at Deputy Director and Commander field Command, DNA, Albuquerque, N.M. In September, 1984, Rear Adm. Aut reported as commander, fleet Air Mediterranean and held that post until July, 1986. He then became Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. Rear Adm. Aut has received the Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal with one Gold Star in lieu of a second award; a Navy Commendation Medal; a Navy Unit Commendation; Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded at Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron four; a China Service Medal; and the National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star in lieu of a second award. His medals and citations for service during the Vietnam conflict include the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Gallantry Cross Color; the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Civil Actions Color and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device..." [24JUN2003]


BAGNALL, AD3 Donald W. donbagnall@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 (1951-1954) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (quonset huts) and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (tents). I was the squadron's worst mechanic - a well earned honor. Best friends were CC Price, Bud Weiberg. I then served with VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (1954). Ironically got a job at Idlewild Airport (later named JFK) working on 3350s for Lockheed. Finished college traded wrenches for a diploma and became a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. Navy never aware of my administrative skills. Still in Wa. Lost track of CC Price but still in touch with Bud who lives in Missouri. As a geezer would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12JUN2013]

BAKER, ADR1 Et etbaker@netscape.net "...NAAS Corry Field, Florida, USS Currituck AV-7, NAAS Saufley Field, Florida, NAS Alameda, California VR-2, BARBER,s Point VP-22, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida......I was in 1960-64. I went from Great Lakes to NAS Memphis, Tennessee to San Diego to Oakland. From there deployed to NAS Moffett Field, California. Spent time in NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii, NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. During the the Cubian Missle crisis, our crew was sent to NAS Norfolk, Virginia. They took 6 crews from the Pacific Fleet and 6 from the Atlantic Fleet. They combined us together (all P2V-Neptunes) and called us "Task Group Delta." (I have a patch around here somewhere). We went prowling along the Cuban coast and came up with a strange reading on our gear. Our crew, believe it was VP-19 Crew 1 at the time, made the first contact and readouts of the first Russian Nucelar submarine. It was in the newspapers approx. 6 months later. This was when the Pentagon and Rickover were saying the soviets were 2+ years behind us. Also, VP-19 changed over to the P-3A's during this time. I ended up going to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for 3 months..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 21FEB99]

BARKER, AO3 Jason "Spaceman Spiff" epic_imagery@hotmail.com "...VP-22-----Spiff's in da house!!! Hey all you blue geese, I served from Jan 90-DECOM 94. If anyone would like to catch up on all the good times we had in Japan and Dodge even you guys that were on DET, email me..." [15SEP98]

BARNES, Chuck LCKSPT@AOL.COM "...Greetings and salutations fellow Blue Geese (VP-22)!! Was in the blue geese from aug 75 to aug 79....now in VAW-124 MMCPO...the tail hook life does not have per diem at all...the chow aint bad though....!!! Like to hear from other Shipmates!..." [26MAR98]

BARTON, AT3 John bartonjohn36@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (Flying Blue Goose) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1955 to 1960. I was an AT3 in flight Crew #6..." [06JAN2004]

BARTON, John Knight4@ix.Netcom.com "...I was in VP-22 from 1955 to 1957. I was a Radar Tech AT2. Plane-6 was my crew. Does anybody out there go back this far??..." [21JUL98]

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BATTAGLIA, Tim batman@telis.org "...I followed my older brother David (VP-48 '65-68) into the VP Navy. I flew with VP-4 from Jun-75 until Jan-76. Went to NAS Moffett Field, California to spend time with my father as he passed away. Returned to Hawaii and VP-22. I worked for Chief Harris and flew with Crews 1 and 11. My Brother Pete followed me to VP's He flew with VP-47 77-81. This week I watched my son depart for WestPac on USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) . I was looking for web sites for his relatives to visit during his deployment. I found this site. I worked through some challenges during my time in P-3's thanks to my old friends. I still keep in touch with Don Mack now retired. This site has brought back a lot of old memories (Donnie Akerman, Flannigan, Doug Gillett, and many others). I left one month after QA-6 went into Subic Bay and it took alot out of me. I have grown through most of it as I raised my son and am now able to remember with joy and sadness. Chief Daniluk and Lavaluer - I would like to hear from you guys if you care to drop a line (Ivan Glymph, Bill Butler, Rip Kirby, Steve Morrecci...). I'm joining my son in May 99 at Pearl for a Tiger cruise back to San Diego and will try to visit NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Broccoli for ever...Battman..." [13NOV98]

BAZEMORE, Jim Retired jbazemor@attbi.com "...VP-22 was my first duty station from 1969-1971. My fondest memories of my 20 years in the Navy are from that time. Retired from NAS Pensacola, Florida in 1988 after several tours in C-130's. Now at Northwest Airlines producing multimedia training on CD-ROM and for the web. Who'd of thunk it?..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAR2003 | 16FEB2001]

BECKER, AD2 Joseph H. PhD jbecker8@verizon.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1953 to 1954 with a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. I flew with Crew 10 (Plane Captain)..." [27DEC2008]

BELZ, Jim jncbelz@dcwis.com "...I was in VP-28 and VP-22 after ADA school at Norman OK. After finishing school I choose NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and was assigned to VP-28. Spent only afew months with them. This was 1953. Transferred to VP-22 in late 1953 still at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Worked as a groundpounder in Jim Motos AD1 crew. Deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska where as AD3 got into a flight crew with Pappy..? was plane captain. Was made plane captain back at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii for crew 3. Got out of the Navy in 1956. Any old crewmates wanting to contact me can . [used to be from Chicago now retired in Door Cony WI]..." [12AUG99]

BENNETT, Terry Retired bbstacker@alliancecom.net "...I served with VP-31 in 1972 at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-4 from 1972 to 1975 (Crew 4 AO seat) at NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii, VX-4 at NAS Point Mugu, California, VP-17 from 1978 to 1980 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-22 from 1980 to 1983 (AO shop), Naval Recruiting, and retired October 1990 with 22years Naval Service. I'm living in Brandon, SD. The best times of my life were with my friends and Shipmates in the VP Navy. Loved the deployments to anywhere and everywhere anytime. That's the one part of the Navy I really miss. Would love to hear from anyone that might remember me. I remember alot of names as I go down thru this web page. Everyone knows AO's make the best coffee!!!..." [D-Mail Updated 29JUL2003 | E-Mail Updated 06JUL2000 | 17NOV98]

BENTLEY, AVCM Don Retired donnybentley@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-4, VP-22, VS-33, VP-48, VP-47 and CPW-10 with three tours of Instructor Duty at NAS Memphis, Tennessee and RAG time with VP-31 in my thirty year career. I have found numerous friends and Shipmates comments in your squadron Guestbook entries. I do have the duty to inform his many Shipmates that may not have known, that LCDR Craig Fenn Melio died in June of 1996 and is buried in Barancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2000 | 15SEP2000]

BENTLEY, Paul C c/o his son Phil Bentley PhilipBentley9964@worldnet.att.net "...I am trying to find information about my fathers Squadron. He joined in 1947 and serve in VR2, VRU 1, VR 8, and VP22. Is it possible to get a list of his former squadron members. I would like to get him in touch with his old friends..."

BENZLER, ADCS Richard A. Retired rbenzler@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-16 (1974-1977), NAS Moffett Field, California (1977-1980) AIMD Prop Shop, VP-22 (1980-1984) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, Philippines (1984-1988) and the Tailhook Navy for the next 6 years before retiring in 1994. If I had it to do all over again I wouldn't change a thing. Currently drive Charter tour Buses. Now I'm the captain of my own ship..." [05DEC2010]

Memorial Picture "...BERGSTROM, LT Edward W...I am doing research on my father, PBY Pilot Lieutenant Edward W. Bergstrom who served in the Philippines with VP-22 during those hectic first days of the war and also with VP-42 in the Aleutians. I would like to hear from any one who served with him and any stories they may have. I just received his military records and was suprised to learn that he was recommended for the Navy Cross for his actions during June 1942. He died in 1967 when I was eleven years old so there was not a lot of oral history passed on. I rememeber him telling me that his crew was "jumped" by a bunch of "zeros" while in the Philippines and just barley escaped by going into the clouds. He said there were a couple of hundred bullet holes in the plane so that when they landed in a fresh water lake the plane sank and that the radiomans head gear was shot off. Please contact me with anything you have. Thanks...BERGSTROM, LT Edward W. [Deceased] c/o His Son Bob Bergstrom pbybergstrom@comcast.net..." [E-Mail Updated 20NOV2004 | 09DEC2000]

BERRIDGE, John P3Chief@aol.com "...I served in VP-31 from '85 to '89 then graduated from F.E. school and went to VP-22 from '89 to '93 flew the last active duty super "Bee" and then went to VX-1 from '93 to '96, currently onboard VP-47 crew 10..." [29JAN99]

BLACK, AO Mike mblack005@centurytel.net "...I served with VC-1 as an Ordnanceman in 1963 and VP-22 as an Ordy..." [28FEB2010]

BLACKBURN, AT1 Michael "Fritz" fritzthecat@mindspring.com "...Joined in 1981 and was assigned to VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Transitioned to the P-3C then went to VP-1, also at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. After another transition to Charlies, went to NAS Memphis, Tennessee for AVIC-7 school. Txfered to VP-31 FRAMP as an instructor for P-3B Mod avionics in 1986. VP-22 got me in 1990. The Blue Geese had the best AT shop crew Period. Made a big mistake and went to shoreduty in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington AIMD. That place did me in and I escaped in October 1996. Now I'm the Avionics TechRep for VP-94 in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. Let the Mardi Gras begin!..." WebSite: http://www.mindspring.com/~fritzthecat/index.html [15APR99]

BLACKMON, CDR Larry Retired av8usn@starpower.net "...Preflight class 33-62, commissioned (May 1964), VP-22 (November 1964 to October 1967), VP-31 (October 1967 to November 1969), NWAL (November 1967 to May 1970), CPW-8 NAS Moffett Field, California (May 1970 to September 1971), USNPGS (October 1971 to June 1975), VP-48 (September 1975 to December 1977), NAVELEXSYSCOM (December 1977 to September 1979), NAVPERSCOM (September 1979 to September 1981), NAVELEXSYSCOM (October 1981 to June 1983), and retired June 1983 Still working! Chief Pilot and clerk for private company in Richmond, VA..." [E-Mail Updated 17FEB2004 | Updated 07MAR99 | 00XXX97]

BLANTON, Michael exaw1@aol.com "...I had the pleasure of being in the best VP squadron in the Navy--VP-22, from 77-80 & 84-88. Aloha to all you ex-Blue Geese!..." [03OCT2000]

BLAZIER, AM2 Bill thebblaz@aol.com "...AM2 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii VP-22 1955 then transferred to FASRON-117 when VP-22 deployed. Remember flag football at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and the following FASRON-117 team members - Red Pitts, Lou Henault, B J England, Paul Sampson, Phil Cotton, Ellis Douglas, Duke DiSaia, Terry Moore, Bob Carpenter, Dusty Lytle, J R Oxford, and McDowell...." [14NOV2012]

BOGGS, John johnandteri@cox.net "...I served with VA-122, VP-45, VP-31, VP-22, NAS Fallon, Nevada, and VP-40. Loved the Navy, Civlant not the same..." [17MAY2004]

BOLTS, AMH2 Phillip boltsfab5@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (11/1977-07/1981) and worked in Communications, Corrosion Control, Airframes and finally in the AIMD Hydraulic Shop. I was in the Active Navy Reserves and served with VP-69 until September 1985. My years with the Blue Geese went by very fast, but I will never forget that time in my life. To the men that I served with, I salute you..." [BIO Updated 28JUL2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 04MAR2009 | 06MAR2007]

BORRE, Jim Jimborre@attbi.com "...I served with VP-22 from early 1960 till we returned from WestPac in 1961. I spent most of that time in Crew 10, Lt. Don Gehring, Ltjg's Stout and Foley in the right seat and Nav desk. If Bach, Reed, Watkins, Johnson, Tafoya, Hunker, Swango, and some names I'm missing for sure are out there..." [E-Mail Updated 03JAN2002 | 26NOV98]

BOTSFORD, CT3 Barry "Mort" deman@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and left the squadron in 1969. While at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, the movie Tora Tora Tora was being filmed. A few of us volunteered to beach land the B-17 used in the film - our Skipper put the kabosh on that real quick! I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 04JUL2010 | 07NOV99]

BOUCON, CDR Dan (Bo) Retired BoBoucon@juno.com "...NFO VP-22 76-80 & 87-89. Three NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and one NAS Adak, Alaska deployment. Can't quite recall how that Adak deployment got in there-must of been the continual changes in the deployment schedule. Just raising a family and playing a little golf here in Ewa area of Hawaii. I'm sure some would be happy to hear that I've stopped smoking, although other bad habits still remain. The course at the old NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii is in real good condition and try to play at least once a week..." [15SEP2000]

BOWDEN, AK3 Jim jpbowden41@cox.net "...VP-22 1960-62. Living in Va.Beach Va. Retired Ford Motor Co. 39 yrs. Still picking and singing..." [28JAN2009]

BOWMAN, Samuel A. c/o His Daughter Terri Bisig TeresaBsg@aol.com "...Served with VPB-22 from 1944 through 1945. Would be interested in hearing from any and or former shipmates..." [19APR2001]

Memorial Picture "...BOYD, Jim...Jim Boyd (served with VP-1, VP-17, VP-22, VP-48, and VP-50), 58 years of age, passed away at 12:31 on July 18, 2003 at the hospital. He had Sepsis and his whole body just shut down. The funeral will be on Monday, July 21, 2003 - at 10:00 A.M. and will be held at the Hartman Funeral Home in McComb, Miss. Cards may be sent to: James Boyd Family, 1037 Golf Lane, Summit, MISS 39648. Forwarded by Lee Anderson vp48sugarfox1@gmail.com ..." [19JUL2003]

BOYD, Jim (Deceased) chiefjb@netdoor.com "...My patrol squadron career began in 1966, I reported to VP-48 from B school in Jacksonville, the were flying SP5B's out of NAS North Island, San Diego, California and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I made one detachment as a maintenance electrician an returned to NAS North Island, San Diego, California; we were selected for transition to new P-3's, my first flight experience was in pig boats. I remained in VP-48 until 1972 transferring to NAMTG 1012 at Moffett. I was a flight engineer on the NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Adak, Alaska deployments, both deployments were fun, however, we lost "F" troop: a tragedy I will never forget. I was also assigned to Patron VP-50, VP-17, VP-1, VP-22, and VRF-31, with numerous TAD'S throughout the Pacific fleet. I retired as a Senior Chief Aviation Electric out of NAMTG Headquarters, NAS Memphis, Tennessee. My career also include tours of duty with the Iranian Airforce and the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy..." [Deceased 19JUL2003 | 13FEB2000 | 20NOV99]

BRADBURN, LCDR William P. Retired wpbradburn@aol.com "...I was a pilot assigned to VP-22 from late 1970 until mid 1974 and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I finished my '20' in the reserves floating between VP-94 and a reserve ASWOC at NAS New Orleans. I am still in the NAS New Orleans, Louisiana area..." [E-Mail Updated 19NOV2000 | 07JAN99]

BRANT, CAPTAIN Joe E. Retired Jebrant41@cs.com "...I am interested in documenting information on all the many VP-22 squadrons that have been commissioned in the U.S. Navy. I was a pilot in the first VP-22 squadron, which was commissioned in l939 at NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. We originally had 12 PBY-3s. After the attack on NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii we received 12 PBY-5s, and received orders to proceed to the Australia-Dutch East Indies area, where we joined up with VP-101 and VP-102. By March 3, l942 we ran out of airplanes, and retreated to Perth, Australia. Our squadron was decommissioned on April l8, l942. LCDR Frank O'Beirne (Vice-Adm. Ret) was our CO; LT Doyle Donaho, XO; and LT Thomas Moorer (ADM. Ret), Flight Officer. Please send me information pertaining to the dates your squadron continued to operate, type of aircraft, base of operation, commanding officers and any other significant happenings. I will be happy to share all the VP-22 I receive..." [14APR2001]

BRETTON, Joe son2golf2@aol.com "...I served with VP-45 (1968 to 1976) and VP-22 (1980 to 1984). I live in Jackson, MS now and would like to hear from any of the gang from the good old days..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25DEC2007 | 05MAY98]

BRIGGS, Mike mvb_7@hotmail.com "...VP-22 from 1965-1967 & 1968-1970. Retired as a AWC in 1984. Flew for Chautauqua Airlines (US AIRWAYS EXPRESS) from 1984-1998, retired and live in Spring Hill, TN. (Home of the Saturn) Married with 3 children (21, 18, & 15)...I also served with VP-30 from 1970-1973..." [E-Mail Updated 15MAR2001 | 27APR99]

BUCKLEY, ATC Billy B. Retired silverbullit@earthlink.net "...1952 through 1954..."

BUENTELLO, F. Luis lbuentello@universalballast.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1975 to 1977 and worked in the personnel department and air operations. I made two deployments; NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan in 1975 and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines in 1977. I would like to contact other VP-22 personnel and like to know when the next reunion will be scheduled. Look forward to hearing from old friends..." [E-Mail Updated 04MAY2004 | 11DEC98]

BURDETTE, CWO3 Bill Retired bill@theburdettes.com "...VP-44 62-64, FAETUPAC NI 65-68, CPWPac 68-69, VP-22 69-71, FASOTRAGRUPAC MFT 71-72, VP-50 72-74, CPWPac 74-77, USS Enterprise 77-78, CPWPac 78-81. Former ATS, AX, AW, retired as CWO3..."

BURMASTER, Ronnie Retired rburmaster7973@att.net "...I served with VX-6 (1956-1959), VP-22 (02/1962-12/1964), NAS Glenview, Illinois (1964-1968), VC-8 (1968-1971), NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1972), VA-86 (1973-1976) and retired 12/1976. The next 28 years with the Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation..." [E-Mail Updated 05AUG2012 | 07JUN2007]

BURNS, Joe paburns@goinghot.com "...I served VP-46 (1966-1970), VX-1 (1970-1975), VP-49 (1975-1979), VC-1 (1979-1985), NAS Pensacola, Florida (1985-1987), VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1987-1990), and NADEP NAS Alameda, California (1990-1994)..." [25MAR2001]

BURNS, AT Laura lorfires@aol.com "...I served as an AT with VP-22 from 1989 through 1992..." [24MAR2002]

BURRIS, LT David burris@oakharbor.net "...Former AW VP-9, VP-31, AOCS 01-91, VP-6, VP-22, VP-46, WING TEN and currently NAVAIRES NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Would like to hear from the good old boys! Still kicking and approaching my 20 yrs. Lost touch with alot of good people. Would especially like to hear from my Crew 2 buds of VP-9. We were family! Have alot of great memories..." [03OCT98]

BURTON, Robert N. C/O His Son Robert 'Bob' Burton robert.burton@mildenhall.af.mil "...My Dad, Robert N. Burton, served with VP-22 from 1956-1960 working in the Operations Office. He also went to NAS Adak, Alaska from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He's interested in contacting anyone who can remember him. Contact me and I will give you his address. It's a shame that NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii closed. I went on leave out there in 2000 and stayed at the cabins that are on the beach. They are still open to military and retirees. The cabins were running $45 a day, cheap these days for Hawaii..." [21MAY2003]

BUSSIERE, Marc bussieremarc@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 (1974-1977). Great years and greater memories..." [18NOV2010]


CADIEUX, AW2(AW) Scott cadieuxnh@comcast.net "...I was an EWO (SS-3) with VP-22 from December 1990 to March 1994 and VP-17 from March 1994 to September 1994. Following the disestablishments of squadrons around NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, I got out as a AW2(AW) after my first tour, and then went 1 year reserves to VP-92 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts. I'm now presently a CPT in the National Guard and would love to hear from any "Shipmates" from my time in the P-3 community, especially CAC's 5 and 8!..." [E-Mail Updated 16NOV2003 | Updated 16MAR98]

CALVERLEY, ATC (AW/NAC) Ron ronc@lava.net "...Served as a Radio Operator with VP-22 crew 1 from Mar 89 thru Aug 90, VPU-2 crew 11 and 14 from Aug 90 thru Oct 93, and currently fly CINCPACFLT with Executive Transport Department NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [ICQ# 1565124][Updated 14FEB98]

CAMPBELL, LCDR Carlos C. loseagle@aol.com "...Was the Air Intelligence Officer and NFO in VP-22 from March 1960 until December 1962. Commanding Officers were CDR Chet Ruffin, USN, CDR Cliff Olsen, USN and CDR John L. Kauth, USN. We deployed to NAS Midway Island, Johnson Island and NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Atsugi, Japan and NAS Misawa, Japan. My RAD was October 1968. Achieved the rank of LCDR. Currently in business and writing..." [14MAR2002]

CAMPBELL, John "JJ" Safehands4u@aol.com "...I was in VP-22 at Barber's Point during the transition from "Slobbering Blue Goose" circa '59-'61 to the "__it Eatin Red Dog" to the "Killer Goose". By the was the guy that gave you that Red Dog patch had a significant hand in its design..." [E-Mail Updated 03JUL2001]

CAMPBELL, LTJG Robert L. Retired RCampbell767@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1953-1956 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Went to work for UAL in 1956 and retired in 1991. Interested in any other VP-22 Shipmates of same period. Thanks..." [E-Mail 15JUN2002 | E-Mail Updated 21JUN2001 | 06FEB98]

CAMPBELL, ADJ2 Stan campbells@bbc.net "...I served with VP-22 (1970-1974)..." [06NOV2011]

CAMPBELL, William J.(Soupy) Campbebj@spawar.navy.mil "...Proudly served the VP Navy for 30 years. Starting in VP-22 in P-2V's and ending in VP-4 as a W-4 NFO. Looking forward to hearing from any old Shipmates. I still travel the world supporting the VP Navy providing training to MOCC and TSC personnel on system software..." [06NOV98]

CARLSON, Bill Retired wgcarlson@insightbb.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1963 to 1966 (Crew 8 "Woodies Phynques" and Crew 9 with Gordon Prentice), NESEP (Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program) at Purdue from 1967 to 1970, ASWO-TRIPPE, CHENG-MEYERKORD, SCHOFIELD, HULL, NPGS (Naval Postgraduate School) Monterey 1879, and NMPC (Naval Military Personnel Command) from 1980 to 1982. Retired in 1982..." [E-Mail Updated 06JAN2003 | E-Mail Updated 20OCT99 | 13JAN99]

CARNEGHI, CAPTAIN Al ACarneghi@aol.com "...Four tours in VP squadrons: VP-1 (1948), VP-22 (1949-1951) and two tours in VP-18 (1959-1961) (1963-1965). My last assignment in VP was as COMFAIRWING TWO at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 16FEB99 | 21DEC98]

CARNINE, Brad car-9@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-22 from February 1982 to September 1985..." [E-Mail Updated 06OCT2008 | E-Mail Updated 03APR2005 | 09APR99][ICQ #12035582]

CARNEY, Robert Jr. carneyr@hawaii.rr.com "...I served in VP-22 from 1969 to 1976. Second mech 4,000 hours P3 A and B. I've been looking for a lot of you guys for a long time. Paul W. Please get in touch. Still flying--Stearman biplane rides and hauling trash in a Beech 18. I love you, no sh--. A Broccoli Marauder forever!..." [E-Mail Updated 16JUN2001 | 00XXX97]

CARTER, CAPT Jan B. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=1944 "...CAPT Jan B. Carter, USNR - NFL Number: 1944 - Date of Birth: 6/17/1918 - Date In: 2/9/1942 - Date Out: 7/1/1966 - City, State: Little Rock, AR - School Attended: Univ. of Arkansas - Aircraft Flown: PBY, PB4Y-1, PB4Y-2, P2V-5, GB-2 - Ship or Unit: VB-102, VPB-117 and VP-22 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr.- Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: WWII-Guadalcanal - Associations/Service Organizations: APWA NSPE Amer. Cancer Society U of Ark. AlumniAssn - Highest personal decoration or award: Dist. Flying Cross-4 - Significant Achievements: CO of VP-791, 1958-60. 5,000 flight hours. In Memoriam? No..." [10DEC2005]

CASHEN, AMH1 Bill Retired wcashen@interconnect.net "...I served with VP-22 from Jan 79 to Nov 81. Made one detatchment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and was there when 6 went in. Lots of good and bad memories from that squadron. Good to see some of the old names..." [13DEC98]

CASS, YN3 Barry bcass@email.usps.gov "...USS Hornet (CVS12) from 3/68 to 7/69, WESTPAC and APPOLLO 11 Recovery. VP-22 from 7/69 to 11/70 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. COMNAVAIRPAC Staff, NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 11/70 to 10/71. Discharged in San Diego CA. Enlisted in the California Air National Guard with the 146th Wing ANG. Attached to the 146th Civil Engineering Squadron from 3/82 to 5/01...Master Sergeant (Retired) with 24 years service. I have been living in Huntington Beach, CA most of my life. Still enjoy surfing!..." [09NOV2004]

CHAMBERLIN, Rick vp22er@aol.com "...Served with VP-22 63'-66' crew 12 radar in the P2v's and crew 2 and crew 1 in the P-3's. Still remember the good times, but have totally forgot any bad times. Retired after 30 years with GTE (the other phone company). Now work part time, and play full time at a Golf and Country Club in Florida..." [25DEC2000]

CHAMBERS, MAJOR Todd A. Retired todd.chambers@hcahealthcare.com "...I served with VP-22 (1972-1977), FASOTRAGRUPAC (1977-1981) at NAS Moffett Field, California and VP-91 (1981-1985). I left the Navy and was commissioned in the U.S. Army..." [E-Mail Updated 22MAR2014 | 02MAY2001]

CHANDLER, James D. D9501@AOL.COM "...I served in VP-22 during 1953-54 time period..." [11JAN99]

CHASE, Art aem-vp-22@mlode.com "...I was stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1956 thru 1959 in VP-22 AEMAN Crew 12 in NAS Iwakuni, Japan and Crew 2 in NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Would like to hear from anyone who was in the squadron at this time..." [E-Mail Updated 13SEP2003 | 13MAR2001]

CHASE, AW1 GEORGE in2knh@mediaone.net "...Where are all thouse cool people from "CPOBS"? VP-4, VP-22, Commander, Patrol Wing Five (CPW-5), and VP-10. Keep em flyin !!! Hey Rookie, Yer sea daddy got senile!..." [E-Mail Updated 12NOV2000 | E-Mail Updated 13DEC99 | 02JUN98]

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CHRISTIAN, PN3 Bill billchristian@dc.rr.com "...I served with VP-22 (1967-1969) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Retired and living in La Quinta, California. Married for 38 years, two sons living in Texas, one grand daughter with one more on the way. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [27JUN2012]

CHURCH, David C. dchurch@bigriver.net "...I was an AX2 in VP-22 from 1966-68. I served as a crew member in crews 4 and 8. I changed rate to AT and left the squadron near the end of the Naha, Okinawa (68) deployment to go to AVI(B) school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I made AT1, got instructor duty, taught for 5 years. I got out in 1974 after 10 years and have lived and worked in the Memphis area ever since..." [17JAN99]

CIRIACKS, PN2 Ruben James (Ben) ciriacks@vp-22.com "...I came on board VP-22 in late November/early December 1965 as a CTI2 converting to PN2 - just as the squadron was returning from 6 months in the P.I. Personnel office was a mess, with a dozen or more personal files not having been processed for past couple months. Learning everything while creating job descriptions and eliminating the backlog and ramroding the personnel office was one of my most challenging experiences in the Navy. Remember the 6 months in NAS Adak, Alaska with our in barracks movie, beer and snack shop - with all profits spent on color TVs, air conditioners, recreation equipment and a great party at the enlisted men's club at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii after our return. Especially also remember the last night in NAS Adak, Alaska for us early departees - the ones who made sure we had decent equipment back in Hawaii when the departing and arriving squadrons exchanged spaces in the hangar. Also remember that us servicemen were loved before we left for NAS Adak, Alaska in Jan '67 and almost hated upon our return in Jun '67 - all due to changing attitudes regarding our escalating military envolvement in Vietnam. REMEMBER seeing the 6 day war (Israel) transpire via headlines of the newspapers in the racks at the entrance to the hangar each day. Those were great times..." [17MAY2001]

CLARK, Bill bill738ohms742@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1961 to 1963 as a Radioman with Crew-10..." [22JUL2009]

CLARK, CDR Charles F. Jr. Retired chicknger@embarqmail.com "...I served with VP-17 (03/1955-03/1958) and VP-22 (03/1962-06/1964), Editor of APPROACH Magazine at the Naval Aviation Safety Center and FAW-6 at NAS Iwakuni, Japan..." [E-Mail Updated 04APR2012 | E-Mail Updated 22JUL2004 | BIO Updated 28NOV2001 | 26NOV2001]

CLARK, ATCS Jake Retired JakeClark@aol.com "...I was an IFT in VP-22 (Crew 12 forever!) from 73 to 80, NAMTRADET NAS Moffett Field, California 80- 84 (a survivor - remember the flight order audit board?), VP-19 from 84 to 89 (Remember the Big Red Band?), then back to NAMTRADET from 89 until I retired in 93. Lots of good memories, we had the best of times! Look forward to hearing from some of the old gang!..." [03OCT98]

CLARK, ATCS(NAC) Marlon K. marlon@cccomm.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1976-1979, AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VPU-2, NAMTRA NAS Moffett Field, California, and my last VP service was with VP-46. A lot of good memories and great friends. Retired in January 1996 out of NAS Fallon VFA-106/125 Det, ouch..." [E-Mail Updated 13DEC2002 | 15AUG98]

CLARK, William G. IV Glennkaran@aol.com "...I had the privilage of serving with the Blue Geese (VP-22) from December 1988 to November 1999 as a Flight Engineer. Will always remember the great times both in the air and on the ground..." [06MAR2001]

CLAUSEN, ABH1 Steven Retired hawker44@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1981 to 1987, VP-44 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam and then NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 19JUL2010 | 19JAN2001]

CLAMPITT, Robert M. navy4654@aol.com "...I was in VP-22 from Nov 56 to Aug 59. When I left I was PPC of crew 12 in NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Loved every moment and would do it again in a flash..." [17JAN2005]

CLINE, ATCS Kevin www.spinner@nobleknights.com "...I served in VP-22 from 10/82 to 8/86 as an Aircrew Ord. I left the NAVY to Hover UH-1's in the Army. I ended up in the Ohio National Guard after DS/DS. I'm NOW very happily married to my LAST wife, I have 3 wonderful kids and I'm an ATCS at Cleveland Center. I would like to know what happened to Stoddard, Lefler, Lonkau ( sorry Scott), Scrappy Dude, Hippy Rocker, etc..." [06MAR2000]

CLINE, AMS Stephen B. sclinesr@yahoo.com "...I served as an AMS with VP-22, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from December 1974 to May 1978. From there I was attached to NAS Dallas, Texas; Oct 1978 to early 1982. My last duty station was with VP-94 out of NAS New Orleans, Louisiana; 1982 to October 1986. I would like to talk to my old buddies from VP-22 especially Paul Myrick..." [11NOV2001]

COKER, CWO-4 Mike Retired mikecoker11@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-56 from November 1977 to July 1982, VP-30 (AO Aircrew Instructor) from July 1982 July 1985 and VP-22 from September 1985 to September 1988. I stayed in the Navy for 30 years and retired as a CWO-4. I had a great Navy career and the VP days were some of the best - "Have Per Diem Will Travel!"..." [19JAN2009]

COLDICOTT, Ken KColdicott@juno.com "...I was in VP-7 in '64-'65, '67-'68. Instructor at AX-A school '65-'67. In VP-22 '67-'71. I was at PW1 Cubi Pt. P.I. '77-'80. Yes, I remember 17 June 1979: I was aboard the VP-22 P-3 that went in to Subic Bay. Would really like to hear from other survivors..."

COLLINS, AT Paul pacdog@comcast.net "...I did twelve years in the Orion community. VP-23 in Maine, Force Warfare (formally ASW) Directorate in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and AIMD, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as an AT. I'm still doing very well in my present Posistion as a Contractor for the Water and Sewer Authority in Washington, DC. I would like to hear from any fellow squadron Shipmates in the DC area..." [E-Mail Updated 24DEC2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 14SEP2000 | 00XXX97]

COLVILL, AK2 John L. johncolvill@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1980 to 1984. It was my first tour in the Navy and I loved that squadron. I still talk to a couple of Blue Geese around the world. I stayed in the Navy for 12 yrs and now reside in San Jose, CA where I was stationed with VP-9. I was an AK2 when I left the Navy. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [09MAY2010]

CONRAD, AFCM (AC) RICHARD Retired Rconrad@compuserve.com "...I SERVED IN VP-22 FROM JAN 65 TO MAR 75 WHEN WE LEFT TO RETURN TO THE MAINLAND AND INST DUTY AT VP-31 AFTER THREE WONDERFUL YEARS. I TRANSFERRED TO VP-48 FOR SEA DUTY FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER TOUR OF INSTRUCTOR DUTY IN VP-31. YOU GUESSED IT, BACK TO VP-48 FOR SEA DUTY. I TRANSFERED TO THE VIP CREW IN VP-31 WHERE I SPENT THE LAST SIX YEARS OF MY CAREER. I RETIRED IN NOV. 88 AND WENT TO WORK FOR AMERICAN AIRLINES IN SFO. I AM STILL THERE AND AM CURRENTLY A MANAGER OF PRODUCTION IN AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE. JUST DISCOVERED THIS WEB PAGE A FEW DAYS AGO AND HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE A FEW OF THE Shipmates THAT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER. LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM ALL OF YOU BLUE GEESE OUT THERE..." [14FEB99]

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

COOKSEY, AOC Frank Retired Wrightfull@aol.com "...I joined VP-22 in the 1970 time frame and left around 1974. I spent a lot of time while being deployed, to AIMD. Did me no harm because while there, I made AO1 and took supervisor of the ground-pounders.After I left VP-22, I went to "C" school and immediately was advanced to CPO. I went to a VA squadron on the U.S.S. Nimitz (VA-82} and that is where I spent my next three years. I was transferred to NAS Pensacola, Florida as the senior swim instructor of the base and proceeded to retire one year later. One month after retiring, I got notification that I had made E-8. I declined and haven't regreted yet. I am working as one of three electricians for the county of Escambia in Florida. Demainding!!!!!! We have three elect. and 170+ buildings with electricity. Sounds like some of the VP-22 challenges? Got to go. Write if you can..." [15JAN2001]

COOPER, Douglas G. "Doug" coop2911@msn.com "...I served with VP-56 from 1978 to 1981 (NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily), VP-30 TTT 1981 to 1984, ASWOC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal from 1984 to 1986, BUPERS running the officer promotion boards from 1986 to 1989, VP-22 from 1989 to 1991 (WestPac), SecDef's Deputy Executive Secretery from 1991 to 1993, XO/CO VC-6 from 1993 to 1996, Army War College from 1996 and 1997 and then retired from SACLANT as a POLAD in 1999. I currently working as a financial Advisor for Smith Barney in Boise, Idaho. Would love to correspond with shipmates and especially crewmembers from the Dragons, Pros and Blue Geese..." [28SEP2006]

CONSTABLE, Desiree L. desy14u@earthlink.net "...I was in VP-22 from 1990 through its decom. I miss all of my blue geese family members, mostly the AO types. If you happen by this message please e-mail me, I would love to hear from you..." [07MAR2000]

Memorial Picture "...COUGHLIN, Rear Admiral John T...Old time VP-ers are mourning the loss of Rear Admiral John T. Coughlin who died last week in Virginia Beach at the age of 84. Designated a Naval Aviator in 1952, John served in VW-3 at NAS Agana, Guam and commanded VP-22 and VP-30. He also served as Navigator in USS Princeton, as a Division Director in the Naval Electronics System Command and as Commandant of the Twelfth Naval District before retiring in 1980..." Contributed by McINTYRE, CAPTAIN John bravoz@columbus.rr.com [29JUN2011]

COX, W. M. "Skip" skpcx@ptd.net "...I served with VP-22 (1963 to 1966) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NS Sangley Point, Philippines (Operation Market Time and Yankee Patrols off the coast of Viet-Nam). We transitioned from the P2 to the P-3. I flew with Crew-8 (Woody's Phinques). I would enjoy hearing from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 18SEP2012 | E-Mail Updated 16NOV2009 | 00XZXX97]

COX, ATC(AC) Terry Retired Dude12840@aol.com "...I served in VP-22-63/66 as first tech in CAC-6 (QA6). Went to VP-Rag as an instructor and served in Moffett and San Diego. Bailed out in 1967. Joined again in 1970 and up jumped the devil. I was ordered to VA-!2! After 48 months of haze gray I was under way to B school and VX-1 75-78. Finally got back to flying as Ift in P3-C. Next I was sent to VP-23. Then went to Force Warfare (ASW) at Pax. Four years later I went to VC-6 and retired (1988). God has it been that long? I guess it does'nt seem that long , because I am still doing Charlies' as a contractor..." [E-Mail Updated 06NOV99 | E-Mail Updated 17APR99 | Updated 19MAY98]

CRANDALL, LCDR Woodruff "Woody" M. Retired wcrandall@adaptivemethods.com Shipmate Pix "..."...I served with VP-22 from 1969 to 1972 as an AWN (my wife says I still Glow in the Dark sometimes!). Great experiences with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan with Detachments to U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I left the Navy to finish College and returned via AOCS in 1975. After all the "Fun & Games" at AOCS I served with VT-10 ("FO" school), VT-29 (Loved those Convairs!!), VP-31 and arrived at VP-1 in 1977 for a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and a wonderful Detachment to NAS Agana, Guam. In 1980 headed East to VP-30 as NFO Instructor and Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) Czar. 1983 saw me disappear into the Strange World of NMPC Sea Duty Component Det Dallas where my mind was "altered" and fingerprints erased (only kidding-I think). When released from confinement in 1985 had my pay back tour in DC in OP-13. Escaped to NAS Moffett Field, California in 1987 for re-programming at VP-31 then assigned to VP-19 for my DH tour. I had a blast on our NAF Misawa, Japan deployment thanks to the Soviets and Spring Ex 1989. It was amazing to see that many subs in one Op Area and that many P-3s fighting for rights to be ONTOP. We needed an Air Traffic Controller to keep us out of each other's way! After that last great melee, I was shipped off to Armed Forces Staff College and then back to DC to baby sit the NATOPS and Air Tac-Man conferences and publications. Retired in late 1991 and began working for Summit Research Corporation (DOD Contractor) out of Gaithersburg, MD as a Program Manager and recently, Director of Corporate Development. After 8 great years there, moved around to various other contractors until joining Adaptive Methods, Inc in 2003 as a Program Manager for NAVSEA IWS 5 SSQ-89 programs and several others. Currently, serving as Corporate Facility Security Officer and Operations Manager overseeing our 5 office locations across the East Coast. Browsing through the other entries has been a trip into the past and makes me realize just how much I miss the Squadron environment, hard work and fun we all had. Would love to hear from more of my former Shipmates and try to track down some buddies that have vanished. I'm still trying to find that "Bucket of Prop Wash" AWC Gary Dunlap sent me searching for that first week I reported to VP-22! I've reconnected with a number of my VP-22 Shipmates from the 1968 to 1972 era. We live in Northern Virginia, just West of DC. Have 2 sons, one in the Marines and the other supporting the State Department..." [E-Mail/BIO/PIX Updated 14APR2010 | 16JUN98]

CRANE, Dunton duntoncr@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1961-12/1963. I started out as an ECM operator & finished as a radio operator. I got my radio training from "Sully" one of the best. I have memories of Johnston Island, Somoa, Austrailia, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAF Misawa, Japan, Hong Kong & Hawaii..." [E-Mail Updated 21JAN2014 | 04FEB2001]

CRELLER, James R. c/o his son Jim Creller JCCreller@webtv.net "...Looking for crew members for VP-22 from 1966-68 who may have served with my father (James R. Creller)..." [01JAN99]

CHRISLIP, Ron aka "PINO" ronchrislip@netscape.net "...I was in VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1973 to 1977. I retired as an AKCS "AW" in 1997 and I now work at the Naval Air Warfare Center at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAY2001 | 26DEC98]

CRAMER, Chuck candtcramer@aol.com "...I was a member of VP-22 from mid 1960 to 1964. NAS Kodiak, Alaska, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and I NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I would like to know if there is anyone I can contact that would have info about personnel who may have been there the same time ? Possibly a Reunion committee, or even e-mail addresses. Thanks..." [08MAY2002]

CRAWFORD, F. O. epho1962qa3@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1962 to 1965 (Flight Crew), NAS Point Mugu, California (Maintenance and Missle Support), VA-27 at NAS Lemoore, California in 1967, PMR at PT Muguin in 1970 (flew EC-121 until 1975 until I retired. I missed the Navy ever since. I should have stayed until I was 65. Love all you military people..." [04MAR2009]

CROCKER, Emmett emmettcrocker@msn.com "...I was an FE with VP-6 (1964-1967), VP-19 (1968-1971), VP-30 (1971-1975), VP-22 (1975-1979), VP-19 (1981-1985), and Range Ops NAS Point Mugu, California till I changed into civies in 1988. I'm still hanging around P-3s. "Wake me up if you get scared." Would love to hear from some old Shipmates. According to these guys I work with nowdays any Shipmate of mine would surely be "OLD"..." [E-Mail Updated 04AUG2002 | E-Mail Updated 28OCT2000 | 22MAR99]

CUMMINS, ADJ2 Rob J. rjjmcummins@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 from February 1966 to May 1970 Crews 4 and 7, ADJ2, flew as Second Mech., Aft Obs, whatever. Made all deployments from NAS Adak, Alaska through our return from Thailand. Designed the "Blue Goose" that went on all the planes after mid 1967. Saw where LCDR Woodley posted our crew picture in 1999. Would like to hear from the old gang..." [E-Mail Updated 18MAY2003 | 28OCT2001]

CURREY, AE2 David dcurrey@vms.ccit.arizona.edu "...Looking for VP-22 buddies, lost touch...Barber's Point, HI (1978-1983)..."

CURTIS, Mark mcinspections2003@yahoo.com "...I was with the Electrical Maintenance crew of the VP-22 from 1980 to 1984. I am trying to find out if there is any way of locating and getting my hands on any of the yearbooks for these years, I am trying to locate some of my buddies and would love to have these for the memories. Thanks for any help..." [28APR2004]

CURTIS, Rick rickc@kci.net "...Served my tour with VP-22 from January 1978 until September 1980. I was an Acoustic Operator on crews 5 & 6. Would enjoy any contact from squadron members. The blue geese were always the best, and it sounds like alot of people feel the same way..." [01JAN2003]


DANA, David papaddana@aol.com "...I served with VP 22 in 1962. Prior to that I was stationed at Pt. Mugu from 1960-61. In 1962, VP 22 was the first squadron to flush a Russian sub to the surface. Duty in NAS Iwakuni, Japan was terrific. I remember the houseboy we had who polished our shoes every night. And the chow was fantastic. I sure miss the Navy! If any of my Shipmates are out there, would love to hear from. As a matter of fact any VP mates are welcome to respond. One of my highlights was taking R & R in Hong Kong. Can you imagine custom made shoes for $5.00. Times sure have changed!..." [29MAY99]

DARCEY, Jim jimdarcey@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1974-1978). Great times during those years. Special shout out to Randy Dudley, Carlton Maxwell, Paul Waeghe, Eric Heithecker, Nial Robbins and my brother-in-law, Don Dill..." [16SEP2011]

Memorial Picture "...DAVIES, William J...It is with deep regret to report the passing of my father, William J. Davies. My Dad served with VP-22 from 1943 to 1945. He passed away 2 April 2010 and was laid to rest at Nashanic Station Cemetary, New Jersey. William L. Davies spectregunner334@msn.com..." [01MAY2010]

DAVIS, AT2 Bob bobd67@yahoo.com "...I served with VC-5 (1970-1971) at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) School, VP-31, VP-22 (1972-1973) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a Radio Operator with Crew-9 ("Platt's Rats"). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 15JUL2014 | 22NOV98]

DAVIS, Mike michael.davis6@pss.boeing.com "...I served as an ADJ / 2nd MECH. in VP-22 from 69-70 during the NS Sangley Point, Philippines/Utapao deployment. Bye way of VP-28 decom. The picture is of crew 12 "ALPHA" (B. Bradley, B. Simmonds, C. Evans, B. Nichols, T. Mercier, M. Briggs, M. Leaf, L. Bryant, P. Lindberg, and myself) in front of a fully loaded BUFF in Utapao..." [28APR99]

DEASON, AX2 Charles deason52@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (09/1974-09/1976) with depolyments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. Most of my time was spent TAD to AIMD repairing DIFAR equipment..." [21FEB2013]

DECOOPMAN, BOB ChevyBob55@msn.com "...I SERVED IN VP-22 FROM 1963-1966 CREW 12 P2V5 CREWS 2 & 1 IN P-3A. NOTICED RICK CHAMBERLIN LISTED WE WERE CREW MATES..." [08FEB2002]

DeCUIR, AZC(AW) Dennis V. Retired dvd@decuir.net "...I was an AZ2 in VP-22 from 1974 to 1976 and worked in Maintenance Control. I retired as an AZC(AW) in 1992. Would love to hear from other former Blue Geese!..." [E-Mail Updated 14MAY2002 | 20MAR98]

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DELGADO, Steve stevedelgado@juno.com "...VP-22 Line Shack 1981-85. Bye Bye You, VP-22. We will miss you, along with the entire free world. Drop a e-line and let me know how you are, the crew from Tubby's Drive Inn et al. Mabuhay..." [18MAY2000]

DeWYZE, Jim JjbvDew@aol.com "...Brought back many memories. Served with VP-22 '64 through '67 as plane commander..."

Memorial Picture "...DICKSON, Don "Pabu"...It is with a heavy heart I pass to you all that Don "Pabu" Dickson (VP-22) passed away yesterday morning (24MAR2003). Funeral arrangements pending and will be finalized this P.M. I am departing for Savannah this A.M. to be with Bobbi and the girls. Please contact me on my cell phone (904-707-4829) at any time for amplifying information. Cards and flowers may be sent to the Dickson residence at 404 W. Tietgen St., Pooler, Ga., 31322. Please say a prayer for the "Big Guy" who touched us all throughout our careers and lives, and keep Bobbi and the girls in your thoughts today. "Rookie" Ackerman sends Blue Forever...ACKERMAN, AWCS Donnie Retired ackro@bellsouth.net..." [25MAR2003]

DIETRICH, ADJ3 Leonard W. lenlin84@peoplepc.com "...I served with VP-22 (1964-1967) with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska and a TAD to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I am now employed by Trans World Airlines (over 36 years) as an aircraft mechanic. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 15NOV2010 | 28NOV98]

DORNY, CDR Louis B. Retired npo15@msn.com "...Patrol Wing TEN matters, especially 1939-1942 period in the Far East, including VP-101, VP-102, VP-22..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22MAR2005 | 01OCT98]

DRISCOLL, AE1 Bob Retired bobbyd1050@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 (1971-1974), VP-93, VP-68, VP-92 and retired (2000)..." [29JUN2014]

DUDLEY, Randy randynkary@aol.com "...I was in VP-22 from 74 to 77 as an IFT. Would love to hear from the old gang. I am currently living in San Jose, Ca. and still recovering from my VP-22 years. Ha! Ha! Those were some great times and I wish you all the best..." [23DEC98]

DUERING, Rick rbduering@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (1971 through 1978), VT-26 (1978 through 1980), VP-40 (1980 through 1982). VP-22 was by far the Best squadron with the Best group of guy's in my entire naval career. I would enjoy hearing from all you "ole" Blue Geese. Aloha and Mahalo..." [E-Mail Updated 13AUG2001 | 04JUN2000]

DUNCAN, Norman C. normcd@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1972-1974). Eventually settled back in home town Dubois. I am now living and working in Riverton, Wyoming. Currently finishing building our house and enjoying 2 grandsons..." [30JAN2012]

DUNCAN, Theodore B. cdandy@kansas.net "...I am looking for Shipmates from the time October 1948 through October 1951 that were attached to VP-22. I was attached VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [14MAY2000]

DUNN, AT3 Joseph mp750@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 (1956-1957) with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I flew with Crew-6..." [06NOV2010]

DYE, CAPTAIN Gary B. https://www.cnet.navy.mil/netpdtc/co.html "...Commanding Officer - Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center - Gary Bryan Dye was born in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He attended the University of Missouri, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, he received a regular commission in the United States Navy through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC). After commissioning, Ensign Dye reported to Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, for Naval Flight Officer Training and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in November 1980. In 1981, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Dye reported to VP-4 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he qualified as a Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander flying the P-3B Orion. He also served as Tactics Officer, Avionics and Armament Division Officer, and Line Division Officer. His squadron completed multiple deployments throughout the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. In June 1984, Lieutenant Dye reported to the NROTC Unit, University of Nebraska, where he instructed midshipmen in Marine Navigation, Celestial Navigation, Naval Operations, and Naval History. In May 1987, Lieutenant Commander Dye reported to Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean, NAF Naples, Italy, for duty as Flag Secretary and Assistant Chief of Staff for Manpower and Administration (N1). In May 1989, Lieutenant Commander Dye was assigned to CPW-2, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he served as the Current Operations Officer and as Task Group Officer in Charge of JCS tasked "Pony Express" Operations. In August 1990, Lieutenant Commander Dye reported to VP-22, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, for Department Head Duty, flying the P-3C Update II. He served as Squadron Operations Officer, Detachment Officer in Charge, and Task Group Operations Officer while deployed to Misawa AB, Japan. In August 1992, Lieutenant Commander Dye reported to the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, as a student in Manpower, Personnel, and Training Analysis Curriculum. In June 1994, he graduated with distinction and was awarded a Masters of Science Degree in Systems Management. In July 1994, Commander Dye was assigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C., where he served as the Navy's Manpower Accountant (PERS-522). In January 1995, he was reassigned as Branch Head for Battle Forces Manpower in the newly established OPNAV (N122). In October 1996, Commander Dye assumed Command of Navy Recruiting District, Michigan. Two years later Captain Dye reported to the Commander in Chief, United States Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, VA, as Deputy Director for Manpower and Personnel and, later, as Deputy Inspector General. On July 14, 2000, Captain Dye assumed Command of Enlisted Placement Management Center (EPMAC), New Orleans, LA. On December 21, 2001, Captain Dye assumed Command of Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC), Pensacola, FL. Captain Dye's awards include the Legion of Merit, Navy Meritorious Service Medal (gold star in lieu of fourth award), the Navy Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of second award), the Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and service ribbons..." [26JUN2003]

DYKE, AVCM(AW) Jeff Van vandykej@vp47.navy.mil "...Reading all the entries about VP-22 sure brought back some great memories for me. I was saddened to read that Rick Horn died. He was a die hard AC/DC and Clint Eastwood fan. I served in VP-17 ('84-'85), VP-22 ('85-89), VAQ-33 ('90-'93), NAVSUBTRACENPAC Pearl Harbor ('93-'96), HM-15 ('96-'99), NRD Seattle/NRS Moses Lake WA ('99-'01). I am currently stationed at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii serving as the MMCPO for VP-47. I had some of the greatest times of my life in VP-22 and did a lot of growing up as well. Drop me a line if you want to keep in touch, I would love to hear from you..." [21JUL2001]


EGER, LCDR John Retired jeger@sbcglobal.net "...I served in the P-3 community for 21 years as a NFO TACCO on the baseline P-3C and the "Super Bee" P-3B. My first tour was with VP-24 and Department Head tour with VP-22. Releted tours with ASWOC NAS Keflavik, Iceland and ASWOC NAS Adak, Alaska. Made three deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and two to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I was the XO at NAVFAC Lewes, DE and an Instructor at VS-41 in the S-3A Viking in NAS North Island, San Diego, California..." [E-Mail Updated 19FEB2007 | 06MAY2003]

EGGER, AMSC Fred Retired eggerf@comcast.net "...USMC 1957-1958 NAS Point Mugu, California,58-59 load master/specal cargo. for flighhts to st. nicklos iland California. R-5-R4D NAS Pensacola, Florida. 59-60 FLICHT TEST FOR AME SYSTEMS VT-4 60-62. 1/2 skins for AME. IN FLIGHT PRESURE SYSTEM,SUSS HANDCOCK CVA_19 62-63 COD crerew.(B)-SCHOOL 63 NAS. BARCERS POINT 63-66 SPECAL CARGO HANDLER A.F, C124/NAVY R6-DVT-25 SHORE DUTY 66-69 VP-31 4/69 - 11-69 F.E. school VP-22 69/74 flight ENGENER. NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas VT-25 74-76 SHORD_DUTY. VAW-117 76-77 AC EQUMENT TEST CREW. VF-14 Q.A. CPO. 77-79 VF-124 MAINTANCE CONTROL. 79-80. SCPO. 1980-retired..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAR2012 | E-Mail Updated 20FEB2007 | E-Mail Updated 09APR2001 | 28MAY2000]

EIGENBRODE, M. E. "Butch maurice.eigenbrode@worldnet.att.net "...I am ex VP-22, 61-63. Now retired from AT&T. I look forward to more news and history..." [22NOV98]

EISWALD, Larry Leiswald@home.com "...VP-22 1974-1978 Crew 3, looking for Mastagni, Tilly, Emmett, JD. Found Kevin O'Neill and Gerhart. Wags you stayed in and retired? Amazing. Drop a line..." [18OCT2000]

EMERSON, ATC Glen Retired glenemerson@centurytel.net "...I served with VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1958, VU-1 in 1959 (AT2 to AT1), NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1962 to 1965 as a instructor, and VP-23 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1965 to 1968. Served as night check avionics supervisor until I made chief in October 1966. I ran the AT shop for a while, then got a gravy job as squadron career counselor. Enjoyed the trip to NAS Sigonella, Sicily most of all. Returned to NATTC, NAS Memphis, Tennessee in early 1958 and retired there as ATC in 1971. Moved to Missouri where I've been ever since..." [10DEC2003]

ERWIN, ADJC Billy Retired SandyinMelissa@webtv.net "...Had the privilege to serve in VP-22 from 1970-1976 as a Blue Goose flight engineer. By far the best squadron and best group of guys in my Naval career. Was my honor to be in the PLATTS RATS (Crew9) and to have known the late LCDR Dave Platt best PPC around.Crew 11 with LCDR Dave (King Rat) Platt and Lt. Carl (Queen Rat) Gaenslen. Crew 12 with Lt. Carl Gaenslen...thanks for the memories. Bill Merchant where are you? Yes, Flow, I remember the Hobie Cat Raid on Diego Garcia-did you have to remind me! HELLO! to all you Broccilli Marauders! How about the Oasis and camel rides at Banddar Abbas. Just recently was made aware of the VP-Pages, boy do they jog the ole memory. J.Lee- R.O.M.B.E.T.'s you are the best. Have contacted most of you but those I haven't please contact me. Bob Carney thanks for taking the photo of THE PLATTS RATS in the 1972 NAHA cruise book, keep flying and keep in touch. I've worked at LTV, Vought Aircraft & Northrup Grumman for the last 21 years as a Quality Planning Engineer. Does anyone know where Fred Egger and Rick Duering are. Would like to hear from all you "ole" Geese...VP-22 Shipmates from l972-l974 In Memory of LCDR Dave Platt (8-31-38==10-30-94) PPC of Platts Rats (crew 9) PPC of Crew 11 l973-1974. Don't wait to contact old friends or it maybe to late Aloha and Mahalo..." [14APR2000]

ELFERS, Mike elfman001@msn.com "...I served as an SS1 with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1984 to 1987 on Crews 8 and 11 with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska. Also served with ASWOC/TSC 374 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1988 to 1991 as a reservist. Looking for old squadron mates and Air Worms from this time frame..." [04JAN2001]

Memorial Picture "...ESLICH, AW2 Joey...It is with sadness I report the passing of AW2 Joey Eslich. Joey served with VP-22 (1988-1994). He passed away in Ohio last night 7/23/13 from an illness..." Contributed by STORIE, Doug Retired ds312@hotmail.com [25JUL2013]

ESLICH, Joey jyceslich@aol.com "...I was in VP-22 from 1988-1994. Best Shipmates in the world. As a matter of fact, I was the last ASDO still have the log book. No one ever told me what to do with it..." [07MAR99]

ESTRADA, Glenn C. glenn_estrada@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (Mechanic) from early 1970's to 1979. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [30JUL2009]

EWING, Paul T. PTE37@AOL.COM "...SERVED IN VP-16 FROM DEC/62 TO MID 1966. FLEW WITH COMMANDING OFFICER CREW 1, MOVED FROM AT2 TO AX2 , LEFT SQUADRON FOR NATTC MILLINGTON, TN 1966. WAS IN NAS Bermuda WHEN WE LOST ONE OF OUR P-3A'S, BAD DAY. WAS IN CUBA WHEN CASTRO SHUT WATER OFF. PREVIOUSLY STATIONED WITH VP-56 IN NAS Norfolk, Virginia, 1957-1960, BROKEN SERVICE. AFTER MILLINGTON, SERVED IN VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, THEN BACK TO MILLINGTON, AWA-SCHOOL AND RETIRED IN 1977. RETIREMENT RATE AWCS PLANK OWNER IN AW-A SCHOOL 3 SEPT. 1968..." [20DEC98]


FAHEY, Dennis W. sweettube78@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (1977-1979)..." [29JUL2013]

FANNING, ATCS Irby H. Jr. Retired wa4rim@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 (11/1969-05/1972 and 09/1978-09/1981) as an Inflight Communicator (Radio Operator), Catbird ETD (1981-1985), NAS Meridian, MS and retired in 1990. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 17MAR2013 | 06MAR2013]

FARRELL, Blake farrell@apci.net "...I served with VP-9 (1984-1989), CPW-10, Weapons System Test (WST) (1989-1992) and VP-22 (1992-1993). I flew Sensor Station 1/2 on P3C Update I and III aircraft. WEBSITE: http://www.apci.net/~farrell/blufalcn.htm..." [20SEP1997]

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FINK, CAPTAIN (SEL) Daniel C. http://automationman.com/cvse0367/CO.htm "...Commander Daniel Charles Fink was born in Dayton, Ohio. He was raised a dependent of an Air Force Officer moving to numerous bases in the United States and Europe. Commander Fink attended West Virginia University before graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree from Florida State University. He moved to northern California and worked as a salesman and manager prior to entering the Navy. Commander Fink received his commission from Aviation Officer Candidate School at Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Aviator shortly thereafter. After advanced flight training, Commander Fink reported to VP-22 (The Blue Geese) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. During his first tour he deployed twice to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and once to NAS Adak, Alaska. Commander Fink worked as the Nuclear Safety Officer, Personnel Officer, Maintenance Division Officer and achieved designations as Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander and NATOPS Evaluation Instructor Pilot. Commander Fink then reported onboard Fleet Replacement VP-31 (The Black Lightning's) NAS Moffett Field, California. There he served as the Foreign Training Officer and worked as a Flight Instructor for newly designated P-3 Pilots. Commander Fink then joined the airlines. Shortly after completing his airline pilot training Commander Fink joined the US Naval Reserve Forces and affiliated with VP-94 (The Crawfishers) at Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans Louisiana. During his tenure at VP-94, Commander Fink served in various jobs including Department Head for Operations, Maintenance, NATOPS and Executive Assistant to the Commanding Officer for Operations and Maintenance. He served throughout his affiliation with VP-94 as the Squadron's NATOPS Standardization Instructor Pilot and as such trained and evaluated all other Instructor Pilots and squadron pilots. Commander Fink maintained his designations as Patrol Plane Commander, Functional Check Pilot and Mission Commander while at VP-94. Commander Fink transferred to NR COMFAIRMED 0167, NAS Atlanta, Georgia. He was the Department Head for Administration and Operations until his last year when he served as Executive Officer (XO). Commander Fink's awards include the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Medal, Coast Guard Special Operations Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Battle E Ribbon (two awards) and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (three awards). Commander Fink is presently a B767ER International Pilot and works in Flight Training as a B767 Proficiency Check Pilot..." [04JUL2003]

FIORILLE, Bob rcfvp22@hotmail.com "...VP-22 flightcrew member. Crews 8 and 6, years '57, '58, '59 as radio/radar operator out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Adak, Alaska, Kwajelein, NAS Midway Island, Geophysical Year Ice Island, etc. Seems like the crew slogan of "Gone Again" was very apt. My wife of 38 years finaly convinced me to try looking up a Patrol Squadron website and found this great site (really a great job). She can't understand how I can recall all my Navy days but can't remember what we did just yesterday. Would be glad to hear from anyone wanting to talk about Nimitz Beach or the Bora Bora Lounge at the International Marketplace downtime Waikiki, the Orion in Iwakuni, what you did with your ranch - or any other great memories, including what ever happened to guys like; Chief Harrington, John McLaughlin, Wayne Davis, Glen Pfau, Dunn, Faulkner, Miller, Palmquist,Rauscher, Ritter, Stafford, S.T. White, Weist, LT Pickering, LTJG Bennett (which bounce do we consider to be the IN time?), Garfield Dean, Neil Michel, LT Garland, and a host of other great guys that kept the Blue Goose flying. My best regards to everyone..." [31JUL2001]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...FISCHLEY, James H...We announce with deep regret the passing of James H. Fischley (70), Patrol Plane Commander in VP-22 during the 1969-1972 timeframe. Jim was born on November 12, 1942 and died on March 20, 2013. He was raised in Cleveland Ohio and lived many years before his passing in Key Longboat, Florida. He is survived by his wife Ginger of 33 years. He remained in the Navy Reserves and served at the NAS Jacksonville, Florida until retirement. Jim became an employee of Eastern Airlines in August 1972 and qualified as a Captain on several type aircraft before departing Eastern in March 1989. He Joined American Trans Air (ATA) in September 1989 and flew B-757 aircraft until November 2002. Jim's last trip for ATA was from Honolulu to Phoenix as a B-757 Captain. His wife Ginger, pictured above with Jim, was an Eastern Flight Attendant and an ATA Flight Attendant. Jim was highly respected and honored by his VP-22 crews (6 & 2) and we have amassed many wonderful memories of our dear friend "Fish". All those who had the honor of serving with Jim, especially those that flew with him in "harm's way", know they were blessed, both professionally and personally. Those remembrances of "Fish" and times gone by will remain secured deeply in our hearts as he soars far above the boundaries of this earth..." Contributed by CRANDALL, LCDR Woodruff "Woody" M. Retired wcrandall@adaptivemethods.com [21APR2014]

FITCH, Ray c/o Rosebery, F. D. EPR@prodigy.net "...Writing for good friend Ray Fitch former enlisted pilot, later commissioned. Member VP-4, VP-22, and VPAM4. Served on Langley, Matanikau and others..." [22JUN98]

FLANAGAN, ATC Ray Retired RFFJr@aol.com "...04/29/75 - 07/28/75 VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California, 07/31/75 - 07/07/80 VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, 12/22/83 - 03/31/86 VP-17 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, 03/31/86 - 03/31/89 VP-6 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, 04/05/89 - 10/12/90 VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, and 11/03/93 - 11/30/96 VP-4 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." WEBSITE: http://members.aol.com/RFFJr/index.html

FLOCCHINI, AD2 Lester A. mrlaflo@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (12/1954-12/1957) with about 2500 hours as Plane Captain on Crew-9 and Crew-10. I went back to school and was College Professor for 10 years. I also picked a Commercial Pilots license along the way..." [28AUG2013]

FLOW, ADCS Ed Retired vinnfizz@aol.com "...Hi there to all of my fellow VP'ers. This site has really been a trip down memory lane and a name dropping episode. I served with VP-22 (73-76) as my first command as a 2nd Mech on Crew 11, a member of "Platt's Rats" for the infamous Hobie Cat raid on Diego Grcia and then went on to VP-31, where I graduated to full F.E. status and then went to the "Golden Eagles" of VP-9 (77-79). Has anyone heard anything out of AD1 Jim Crow lately? It was there that I had the unfortunate episode of ditching PD-2 in the bearing Sea flying out of NAS Adak, Alaska in Oct 78. From there I went to the Naval Research Laboratory Flight Support Detachment. Following a per diem laden tour there I transfered to the "World Famous Woodpeckers" of VP-49 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. The school house at VP-30 captured me from 85-89 and then I did the "Batmen" of VP-24 as my last flying tour. I transfered from there back to VP-30 as the QA Supervisor during the transition/consolidation with VP-31 and moved into Maintenance Control before leaving to join the "Black Raven's " of VQ-6 and going to the boat for my first time in 24 years. I just retired after 26.5 years active and my VP days will always be the highlight of my career...It has brought back many memories and names that I had forgotten over the years. Please contact me if you want to relive some of the good old days or just catch up..." [28FEB99]

FONVILLE, Phil pfonvill@mindspring.com "...I was in VP-22, Crew 3 from the spring of '68 till August '70 and made the Naha/ NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and NS Sangley Point, Philippines/Utapao deployments. Hoping to hear from any friends from VP-22 or other NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii squadrons..." [13APR99]

FOREMAN, AT2 Allen allen.foreman@eurocopterusa.com "...I served with VP-22 (AT2) May 1980 to August 1983 and AIMD Avionics W/C 610. We deployed to NAS Agana, Guam and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I swapped of duty with VP-1 TACAN tech for their deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I left VP-22 on PCS orders to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines AIMD W/C 610. I was discharged April 1985 (still at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines). I have pursued avionics career since discharge and currently employed by American Eurocopter, Grand Prarie Tx. as a Avionics Specialist. I would like to contact AT2 Dan Cannon from VP-22 same time period..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAR2008 | 15MAY99]

FORNEY, AW3 Larry doghntr22@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 Crew 10 Radar from 1970-1973. I have coffee from my PATRON 22 Coffee Mug every morning to help remember the good old days! I'm still in contact with several Shipmates from the squadron including AW2 Dave Morgan (Crew 10), AW2 Hugh Longacre (Crew 7), and AT2 Bob Davis (Crew 9). Great to discover the VP-22 WebPage with all the contacts. I will be busy sending e-mail to those of you I knew way back then. Lots of great memories, some we share and some don't discuss with the family now days. Remember - Naminoue (Naha) Dozo with lots of ORION Beer at Club Cindy, Happy's Souvenir Store-Tainan-Taiwan, Hong Kong (5 days R&R-no sleep), NAS Cubi Point, Philippines-Olongapo City PI-Acaupulco Club and San Miguel (on Ice), 12 hour OSAPs in the South China Sea with RONs at Cubi or Tainan (Briar Patch TANGO), Coors Beer runs to NAS Moffett Field, California from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, St. James Infirmary-Mountain View CA, Old Zippo (B#-154594)-2Aug72/ Emerg. Landing at Miako Jima (contact me if your were on this flight), body surfing in Hawaii, Primo Beer (Not), hours and hours of DFWs & TACFAMs, REMOVE BEFORE LAUNCHING and NO STEP signs, and Rick Hawley's cartoons in the 72 cruise book. I would enjoy hearing from others in PATRON 22 during the 70-73 era. Blue Goose Adventures Forever..." [E-Mail Updated 28JUL2002 | 22NOV98]

FOSTER, Brent brent@score.com "...I had three tours in VP: VP-22 (63-65), VP-31 (66-69),and VP-50 (73-76). Flew in SP-2E, P-3A, P-3B, P-3C (Baseline). Also had tours in COMASWGRU 3, NPGS, CNAP, War College, VC-3, and ONR. Retired in 1982. Currently still watching the USN do ASW (USW) at the Southern California Offshore Range (SCORE) as O&M contractor (DynCorp)..."

FREY, Bill "CATFISH" Shipmate Pixwilliamwtf@gateway.net "...I flew with VP-22 from 1981 through 1984 as a Radio Operator. I did NSF Diego Garcia, NAS Agana, Guam, Mogadishu Mombosha, Djubuti, Oman, Hong Kong, Yokohama, NAS Atsugi, Japan and everywhere. I'm glad I found the Web Page...." [16FEB2000]

FREYTES, LT Bert bertros62@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 and VP-31 as a Flight Engineer. Retired from active duty after a tour in VQ-3 and VR-1 as a pilot. Currently enjoying my new life as a civilian commercial pilot. Had a great time in VP and got to meet and work with some great folks. We worked hard, played hard, and always managed to get the job done. My thanks to all those people who helped me along the way (you know who you are), I owe you my career..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 26JUL2004 | 07DEC98]

FROHNE, CDR C. Thomas t@frohne.com "...1973 Pilot assigned to VP-22 flying P-3A's, two deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan with Hong Kong R&R's . SAR with VP-94 in 1973-74 flying SP2H7's (10 terror ridden hours) and back to the P-3A and B's with VP-62 in Jacksonville until 1984. Does anybody have the Falcon code book from Yankee Station?..." [E-Mail Updated 05JUN2006 | 09JAN2001]


GACUSANA, Joe anjgac@bellsouth.net "...I served in three fine VP Squadrons while I flew over 2,500 hours in a P-3. I would like to know if there are any of my old crewmembers out there from VP-17 Crew 2/1 1989-92 or from VP-22 Crew 8 1992-94 and last but not least VP-47 Crew 5 from 1994-96. If any of you are out there give me a shot and an old BB Stacker will be happy to repley Bouy Away. For that matter if you were part of those Squadrons during that time gimme a line..." [E-Mail Updated 19JUL99 | 26JUL98]

GAGNE, AMHC Robert F. Retired chief1974@juno.com "...I served with VS-31 from 1963 to 1964 and left in February 1965 for VT-27 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. We deployed on the USS WASP our of Boston. You would not believe Quonset/Davisville now! If any of the gang I hung out with are still around - drop me a line. I retired off Recruiting DUty July 2, 1974 and I'm fully retired now and only play golf everyday...I served with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1962 to 1963 (deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan). I flew with CDR Redden when he was XO and CO. Captain Kauth was their in 1962 when the crisis broke out and we deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan. I WAS IN VW-3 FROM APRIL 1956 TILL OCT 1957. WAS A CREWMEMBER ON ONE OF THE LAST 3 P2V TILL WE SWITCHED TO SUPER CONNIES. I WAS IN CREW #8 AND OBRIEN WAS MY FLIGHT ENGINEER. I CAME FROM NAS Pensacola, Florida WITH HIERS AND QUISENBERRY AND A COUPLE OF OTHERS WHO I CANT REMEMBER. I RE-ENLISTED WHILE THERE AND MADE AM2. THERE WASNT AMH OR AMS OR AME THEN. CHIEF ZENTZ WAS MY SHOP CHIEF. THE SQUADRON HAD JUST LOST AN AIRCRAFT BEFORE I GOT THERE. THAT WAS GREAT DUTY IF YOU FLEW. DUVA IS DIVINE..." [BIO Updated 28JAN2005 | BIO Updated 16JUL2003 | E-Mail Updated 21OCT2002 | 05AUG2002]

GAMBILL, ADCS Jerry Retired jgambill@lightspeed.net "...Started my Flight Engineer Career as a 2nd Mech with VP-9, followed by 3 good years of Antartic research in VXE-6 with the C-130's then back to VP-31 followed by VP-22 and finally PMTC NAS Point Mugu, California. (Great shore duty). Now retired and a Captain with the Fire Department. Brother Eddie Gambill (Chief) in VP-30 as an IFT. Keeping it in the family..." [16JUN98]

GAME, William Henry Retired http://www.usna.com/history/classof1940/G.htm "...At graduation, Bill was assigned to USS RALEIGH, home ported in Pearl Harbor, where she was sunk on December 7, 1941. Flight School came in 1942-1943. He married Phyllis H. Sparr July 1, 1942. Daughter, Carol, was born April 14, 1944. Bill was assigned to VB-131 as XO, flying missions from Attu. After this tour, he reported to Post Graduate School for the course in Ordnance Engineering (Aviation) in 1945 and on to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1946. Daughter, Joanne, was born March 3, 1947. In 1947, Bill served as test pilot at the Naval Ordnance Test Station in Inyokern, California, and had Refresher Training at Corpus Christi, Texas in 1948. In May, 1949, he reported as XO of VP-4 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and in 1951 served as BuOrd Representative in San Diego. In 1953, he was assigned to the Staff of Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet, and in 1954, he became CO of VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, until March of 1956, when he was assigned to the Naval Gun Factory, Washington, D.C. In 1958, Bill became XO and then CO of VW-1, operating out of Guam. In 1960, it was back to Washington to serve on the Staff of the Secretary of Defense. Two years later, he took command of the NROTC Unit at the University of Rochester, N.Y. Bill retired on July 1, 1965, and joined the staff of the N.Y. State Department of Labor as Director of On-the-Job Training and served there until retirement in August, 1981. Phyllis received her Masters of Education Degree in Reading at the University of Rochester and was on the staff of La Salle School in Albany as Reading Specialist until retiring in 1981. Bill and Phyllis have resided in Slingerlands, N.Y., from Navy retirement until the present, except for three or four months in Florida each year. Both daughters are married. Carol has three sons and one daughter. Joanne has one son..." [01JUN2003]

GASVODA, AT2 Gerald gcgasvoda@comcast.net "...I was an AT2 and served with VP-22, stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, from June 1958 until July 1961. During our 58-59 deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska I was in crew 12 and then served in Crew 1 during our deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 60-61. It was a wonderful experience and I still have many fond memories..." [07MAY2007]

GEERS, William (Bill) blgeers@home.com "...I was in VP-22 from July 1961 to January 1964. Made deployments to Japan in November of 1963 and November of 1964. Was a ECM operator and later a radioman. Would like to here from some of the old crew..." [29NOV2001]

GILSTRAP, Dana (now West) d4beagles@hotmail.com "...Loved my 4 years with VP-22 (1989 to 1992)! Had a great time as an AE --- especially all of those late night generator changes! Still remember the sound of the props! Nothing like wanting to fall asleep as the Duty FE got Mids out for turns. Had a blast in NAS Misawa, Japan, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1991). Anyone know where AE1(FE) Pete Baker is? Missed Hawaii after I went to AIMD NAS Miramar, California --- I-Level was the worst -- reason I left the Navy! Heard from Frenchy not too long ago --- up in WA state..." [24MAY2004]

GILKEY, Mike MikeGjax@aol.com or MGJAX@juno.com "...Flight Engineer with VP-22 1965/1970. Became a Tar in 1971 and operated with VP-91, VP-65, VP-60, VP-68, VP-62. Retired in 1988. Currently a B-747 Flight Engineer with Southern Air Transport..." [18DEC97]

GILLER, AW Daniel "Slick" slickdg@roadrunner.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1988 to 1990 as a Sensor 3..." [27AUG2009]

GILLET, AFCM Douglass C. Dcgillet@aol.com "...I served in VP-22 from May 67 - July 90. I flew as a P3 Second Mech from Jan 69 - May 76 and then as a P-3 Flight Engineer from May 76 - July 90. From July 90 - Mar 93, I served with VPU-2 as a Flight Engineer. I went into the Command Master Chief Program in Mar 93 and went back to VP-22 to serve as the last Command Master Chief of the Command Mar 93 - Mar 94. I went on to VP-17 to serve once again as their last Command Master Chief, April 94 - Mar 95. In Sept 95 I went to VP-4 to serve as Command Master Chief and retired from VP-4 and the Navy in Sept of 98 after 32 years of service. I am now back into flying as a DC10-30F Flight Engineer with Gemini Air Cargo and am doing cargo runs world wide, what a great job to have after retirment. To all my Shipmates and Friend both past and present, a warm Aloha and Mahalo from a former Blue Goose, Wizard, White Lightning and Skinny Dragon of the Rainbow Fleet..." [BIO Updates 26AUG2001 | 24APR98]

GALLOWAY, Bob BGall2@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from January 1984 through April 1987. Made two deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (Navigator on aircrew 11 and TACCO/Mission Commander of aircrew 4). The second was a split deployment of which I spent 3 months at NAS Misawa, Japan. By far the greatest memories of my Navy career to are those of Hawaii, the Far East, and VP-22. I retired February 2002 and teach Navy Junior ROTC at Millington Central High School, Millington TN. I hope to hear from any of my former squadron mates. FLY NAVY--BLUE GEESE STILL LEAD THE WAY..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 23JAN2003 | 16AUG98]

Memorial Picture "...GALSTON, Gerry...I have learned that our PPC in Crew 7 Lt Gerry Galston has been taken from us by a sudden illness. I have always considered him an outstanding Pilot, Officer and Gentelman, I will miss him..." Contributed by MINAHAN, ATN2 Ed edsigns@floodcity.net [17AUG2002]

GLANZER, YN2 Jeff vickinjeffg@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1968 thru 1970 as a YN2 in the Administrative Division working in Legal and CMCO. I made alot of good friends in the Personnel Division (Ackerman, Johanson, Murray, Roughton and LT Capwell)..." [E-Mail Updated 20JAN2008 | E-Mail Updated 26JAN2005 | E-Mail Updated 16JAN2003 | 17DEC97]

GLAUNER, ADC John "Catfish" Retired johnglauner@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from July 1953 through April 1956. Started out on the line and worked in Mechanic Shop on NAS Kodiak, Alaska deployment. Went flying as Second Mechanic on Crew 5 (1954) and Plane Captain on Crew 11 (CE-11) 131496. Made NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment..." [29MAY2000]

GOERS, Roger roggoers@aol.com "...I was with VP-22 from 1957 to may of 1959. Was inNAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, Kwajlien, Australia and NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I was the radioman with Crew #3..." [15APR2007]

GOODMAN, AWCS Edward E. (Ed) Retired Shipmate Pix edinsea@hotmail.com "...Greetings to all the Shipmates I've been privileged to serve with over the years. I'd enjoy hearing from any and all. I joined the Navy in December of 1960. Upon completion of recruit training in San Diego I attended Aviation Electronics "A" school at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee as an ATS, a rating that later combined with others to become AX. While there I was also a member of the "Flying Rifles" Navy drill team. I was then assigned to VP-47 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, flying as crew 9's Panel Operator in P5M, later SP5B, aircraft BUNO: 135474. We deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1964 and the memories are as fresh today as then. What a wonderful place. My enlistment was up at end of the deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1964; I left the service only to rejoin in 1966 and be assigned to VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, first as a groundpounder then as a member of crew 10. I became a plank owner in the AW rating in 1968 but then transferred to NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee once again to attend AVI "B" school, a condition of my reenlistment contract. My next assignment was to ASCAC at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. The command decommissioned during my tour of duty and I transferred to ASCAC in COMASWGRU-3 aboard USS Hornet then USS Ticonderoga. From February 1974 until November 1977 I was assigned to VP-17 Crew 11 flying P-3's out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While there I held assignments in QA, as instructor in NATOPS, then as AW division chief. Next I "vanished" into the unknown for awhile (1977 to 1982) while attached to NMPC S/D components. I finished my active duty career in 1985 while assigned to staff of CTF-67, homeported in NAF Naples, Italy. I made many a good friend while working with the VP squadrons who inchopped into the Mediterranean as well as staff from NS Rota, Spain, NAS Sigonella, Sicily and Souda Bay, Crete. I would like very much to hear from anyone who was there. I currently reside in Olympia, WA and work in Seattle, at least until years end when I retire once again..." [PIX Updated 29SEP2013 | 27APR2004]

GOODMAN, CDR William (Bill) Retired goodman@frugal.com "...1973 Pilot assigned to VP-22 flying P-3A's, two deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan with Hong Kong & Bangkok R&R's . SAR with VP-69 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1973 to 1981 flying SP2H and the P-3A and P-3B. Retired as CDR in 1988. Worked for computer company in Portland Oregon 74 to 76, FAA Air Traffic Controller 76 to 78, Pilot for TransInternational Airlines in 1978, Boeing Computer Engineer 78 to 86, Pilot with PSA/USAirways 86 to present. Living in the Seattle area. Send me an email, I would very much like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16JAN2001]

GREHAWICK, David Dgreyhawk@aol.com "...I served in VP-22 from 76 to 79, VP-1 from 83 to 88, and VP-6 from 91 to 93. Absolutely the best years of my 24 year career were in VP-22. I want to thank all of my fellow blue geese for their help in giving me such a great start in this great Navy. A special thanks to my first division CPO Joe Harris! Retiring this September 98 as an AVCM. Broccoli!!!..." [15MAR98]

GROSSMAN, AE2 Richard lefty_01@msn.com "...I served with VP-22 from December 1961 to January 1963. I was an AE2 served with some great guys. I'm very interested to see if anyone else is still out there..." [15OCT2001]


Memorial Picture "...HANISEE, AWC Sid...I am Kerry Hyder, daughter of Sid Hanisee. I am saddened to report that after a long battle with lymphatic and throat cancer, Sid passed away at home in his sleep in Houston, TX on October 28th. Sid Hanisee served with VP-22, NAMTRADET NAS Moffett Field, California, and VP-31, and VP-17. His remains will be interred with his parents in New Orleans, his boyhood stomping grounds...Kerry Hyder zootis@aol.com..." [20NOV2003]

HANISEE, AWC Sid Retired wshj@ev1.net "...I put in a lot of hours at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Moffett Field, California. VP-22 (4yrs). NAMTRADET NAS Moffett Field, California and VP-31 (3 yrs). and VP-17 (4 yrs). I made several regular deployments to WestPac and God only knows how many short trips to some rock no one ever heard of . I like to say that if there is a rock in the Pacific with a runway, I've been there TWICE. I would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [09MAR2002]

HARDIN, Carol carol.hardin@rrc.state.tx.us "...Served with VP-26 63/65 in line crew, went to U.S.S. AMERICA CVA66 FLT DECK DIRECTOR, and then went to VP-22 in 67/69 as line crew. I flew with CREW 3 the last 18 months of my enlistment. I have located Hicks, Gill, and Willette from the crew. I'm still looking for Duncan, Fonville, Kirk, and Conrad. Enjoy your site...NOTE: Conrad located! 01MAR99" [21JAN98]

HARDIN, ATC(AC) Walter A. "Walt" Retired waltah@olympus.net "...I served with FASRON-895 from 1952 through 1954 at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington. Flew in PB4Y-2s training single to multi engine conversion pilots as VP replacements. From 1954 through 1956 I was in VP-22, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Flew in P2V-5 and then Squadron converted to -5F's. Deployed to Naha, Okinawa 1955. NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington now belongs to the city of Seattle and a part of it is now Warren Magnuson City Park. The North hangers are still there and the old seaplane ramp area belongs to NOAA. Old Navy housing was turned over to the University of Washington several years ago. NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii was turned over to local government this year. Navy retained only housing and Coast Guard has beach. P-3s now fly out of former MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii on the north side of Oahu. Glad to see there's a lot of "old" VPer's still kicking ! "Keep em turning and burning and wheels dry..." [05DEC99]

HARDY, John Ingolf http://www.usna.com/history/classof1940/H.htm "..John's first duty was in PENSACOLA. She took part in the battles of Midway, Santa Cruz, Guadalcanal and several night surface actions until she was torpedoed on the night of 30 November, 1943, in the battle of Tassafaronga. After duty on the Staff, ComTaskFor 65, and a few months ashore at Guadalcanal, he was ordered to flight training, where he married Dolores Webster of Stillwater, Minnesota, on 27 April, 1943. PG School and MIT gave John a Master of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Duty in OpNav in the Guided Missile Division was followed by a return to sea as XO of VP-1 operating out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and NAS Kodiak, Alaska. The Korean War brought a 6-month deployment to Okinawa and to Washington, as the Head of the Installations Branch, Armament Division, BuAer. 1953 brought duty as C.O., VP-22 in Hawaii and Alaska, then on to become Experimental Officer at China Lake, CA. Orders as XO of PRINCETON in 1957 saw twelve out of fifteen months on board operating in the Western Pacific. In 1959, John became Naval Aide and Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (R&D) and in 1961, he attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. In 1962, John was C.O. of the oiler TALUGA, and in 1963 C.O. of HORNET (CVS-12). In 1964, he took command of Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, and on March 1, 1967, he retired and became Assistant to the President of Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland. Case and Western Reserve U. had decided to combine (Case Western Reserve University) and Dr. Robert Morse was to be the President of the new University. John had known him as Assistant Secretary of the Navy R&D and he prevailed on John to take a job and do the organizational planning. John agreed, but to stay only one year. It was a challenging and exciting job; John then moved on to another challenge in August, 1968, to become Director of Engineering at the Government and Aeronautical Products Division of Honeywell Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dee and John truly enjoyed being back in Minnesota except for the cold winters and the summer mosquitoes! In the spring of 1975, both had some health problems and they decided it was time really to retire and go back to Coronado. Dee has had two open heart surgeries (1976 & 1981) to replace the mitral valve but she is really doing quite well. As she says "If you have to have problems, it is good to have something where the spare parts are really quite good." John is still a part-time employee of Honeywell, able to keep abreast of the interesting world of R&D. Son, Randy (USNA '66) is a Captain, USNR. He and Jane are in Seattle, where he is Superintendent of City Power and Light. Daughter, Janet, is in Boston with her husband, Stanford classmate Tom Willson, and their two children. After responsible positions at Stanford, and Harvard, she does full-time parenting and part-time instructing Senior Citizens in aerobics..." [01JUN2003]

HARMON, LTJG William https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=709 "...LTJG William Harmon, USN - NFL Number: 709 - Date of Birth: 8/24/1925 - Date In: 8/1/1943 - Date Out: 10/1/1954 - City, State: Enfield, CT - School Attended: U of New Hampshire - Aircraft Flown: SNJ, SNB, PB4Y-2, P2V-4 - Ship or Unit: VPM-1, VP-HL-2, VP-22 and VP-11 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr - Associations/Service Organizations: American Red Cross CT Aeronautical Assn Air Force Museum Fdn Nav Av Museum Fdn - Significant Achievements: Flew with VPM-1 "Typhoon chasers' out of NAS Agana, Guam, 1947. In Memoriam? No..." [03DEC2005]

HARRISON, Glendon C. c/o His Son Ron Harrison ronharrison@alba1.com "...My Father, Glendon C. Harrison, served in VP-12 and VP-24 (or VP-22) during WWII. I know he was at Midway when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He participated in the Battle of Midway and served at Guadacanal during the War. It has been only after the Film, "Saving Private Ryan", has come out that he has discussed WWII with me. I would like to learn more about his Crewmates during the War. I would appreciate any messages, I could pass along to my Father. Regards..." [13JUL2001]

HARRISON, AZ Mark theperch@aol.com "...I was attached to VP-22 "Blue Geese" from April 1976 to December 1979. I was an "AZ", yes I admit it, anyway, it was the best squadron I served with. Would like to hear from anyone assigned to VP-22 during this time frame. I work for the Navy to this day as a civilian. We have a GREAT Navy! Sure do hate that VP-22 got de-commed. At least the acft didn't get the axe like my other favorite INTRUDER. I miss that thing believe it or not. Good Luck. Keep em flying!..." [13APR2002]

HARTLEY, CDR Walter G. Jr. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=728 "...CDR Walter G. Hartley Jr., USNR - NFL Number: 728 - Date of Birth: 8/24/1920 - Date In: 12/15/1940 - Date Out: 2/28/1947 - City, State: Dallas, TX - School Attended: S. Methodist Univ - Aircraft Flown: N3N, SNB, PBY, PB4Y, PBM - Ship or Unit: VP-21, VP-101 and VPB-122 - Pilot Desg.: patrol Plane Cdr - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Asia Pac,P Harb, Aleu - Associations/Service Organizations: Ret. Officers Assn - Highest personal decoration or award: Dist Flying Cross - Significant Achievements: 3,400 hours of flight time. In Memoriam? No..." [11DEC2005]

HARTMAN, AK3 Jim jhartman@apk.net "...I was at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam from 1971 to 1972 and was one of the last "Fabulous Fifty" sailors there. I was an AKAN/AK3 working at Main Supply in SRS and later as a parts expediter for VP's and Crazy Cat. I have a 1970 NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam yearbook and copies of the Sandpiper Familygram from October and December 1971 with many pictures of individuals, base facilities, etc. Will check for names and send copies to anyone who requests. Have good memories of the outdoor theater, EM Club, football games in the sand, and of course the babes! I was the Material Control LPO in VP-22 from 1981 to 1983. Gave out a lot of flight jackets and boots and safety shoes! Have good memories of many friends. Still proud to have been a Blue Goose. Would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [02SEP2002]

HARTMAN, Michael P. michael.p.hartman@navy.mil "...VP-22 was the best tour of duty I had in the Navy. I miss the crew commadery and the mission. Mr Sarro! I am still married. Thanks for trying to help me still..." [19JUN2004]

HARTRANFT, Russ rrcha@mail.bsco.com "...I was a member of VP-22 from 1968-70, including a deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Naha, Utapao, & RVN. Alpha crews 6 & 2. Ken Kriner was in crew 2 with me and Pete Lindberg, Art Cole and I shared the rent on a house near Pearl Harbor. Good to hear form each of you..." [20JUL99]

HARTZLER, ATAN Dale E. "Tweety" tfourhartz@aol.com "...I was stationed at Barber's Point in Squadron VP-22 from oct. of 89 thru June of 1993. I was an ATAN working most of my time in the line shop. I would really like to here from any of my Shipmates and see what they are up to. They always called me by my nick name of "Tweety", if your out there Smitty let me know what's up!..." [06JUL2001]

HASKINS, Vice Admiral Michael D. Retired U. S. Naval Academy "...Vice Admiral Michael D. Haskins was born in Angels Camp, California. He graduated first in his class from the Naval Academy in June 1966 and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study history at the University of LaPlata, Argentina. Following his studies in Argentina and flight training, he received his wings in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, in September 1968. Vice Admiral Haskins reported to VP-49 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and deployed twice to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. In July 1972, he was assigned to the Naval Academy, where he taught History of Seapower. In July 1973, he was selected as a Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Scholar. He attended Oxford University, England, where he received a Masters Degree in international relations and international economics. In December 1975 Vice Admiral Haskins reported to the staff of Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group TWELVE in Mayport, Florida, as Assistant Plans/Operations Officer. In July 1978, he was assigned to VP-45 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. During the period, VP-45 deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and NAS Bermuda. Vice Admiral Haskins reported to CPW-2 staff as Training Officer in July 1980 and joined VP-22 as Executive Officer in May 1981. He served as Commanding Officer from May 1982 until June 1983. During this period, VP-22 deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and conducted detachment operations from NAS Agana, Guam. The squadron was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for special operations. In June 1983, Vice Admiral Haskins assumed command of VP-1 where he served until May 1984. The squadron deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, and was awarded the Arnold J. Isbell Trophy for Anti-Submarine Warfare excellence. In June 1984, he was assigned to the staff of Commander THIRD Fleet, where he served as the Current Operations Officer. In June 1985, he assumed command of VP-31, the West Coast P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron, and served until July 1986. During this period, the squadron was awarded the CNO Safety Award. From August 1986 to March 1988, he was Deputy Director of the CNO Executive Panel (OP-00K) on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. From June 1988 to July 1990, he was CPW-1 and Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force SEVENTH Fleet. IN August 1990, he reported to the National War College and in December 1990, he became the 74th Commandant of Midshipmen at the Naval Academy. From August 1992 to August 1994 Vice Admiral Haskins served as Commander, Iceland Defense Force; Commander, Fleet Air, Keflavik; Island Commander, Iceland; and Commander, Iceland Anti-Submarine Warfare Group. While serving in Iceland, he was presented with the Order of the Falcon, Commander's Cross, by the President of Iceland. In October 1994, he assumed the position of Commander, Patrol Wings U.S. Atlantic Fleet and Commander, Task Force EIGHT FOUR. In addition to this assignment, he deployed to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from July to November 1995 as Commander, Joint Task Force ONE SIX ZERO in charge of Cuban and Haitian migrant operations. From June 1996 to July 1998, Vice Admiral Haskins served as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan. He was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver, by the Emperor of Japan. In August 1998, he reported to London, England, for duty as the Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe. During his tenure, he additionally served as Deputy to Commander, Joint Task Force NOBLE ANVIL from March to July 1999 directing operations in the Kosovo conflict. From March to June 1999 he also served as COMFAIRMED/CTF 67. He reported to Washington, DC in July 2000 where he served as the Naval Inspector General until January 2003. He is currently the Distinguished Chair of Leadership at the United States Naval Academy. Vice Admiral Haskins' awards include the Distinguished Service Medal with Gold Star, Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit with three Gold Stars, Meritorious Service Medal with Three Gold Stars, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendations, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and NATO Medal..." [31MAY2003]

Memorial Picture "...HAVERLUCK, Bill...Regret to inform you that Bill Haverluck passed away in May 02, 2002 at age 76...HAVERLUCK, YNC Bill..." [28SEP2002]

HAVERLUCK, YNC Bill "...Served with VP-22. Circa 1954-56. No e-mail but feel free to call 808-638-7495. Would enjoy hearing from former Shipmates..." [02JUL98]

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HAWN, LCDR Herbert hrhawn@hotmail.com "...I completed flight training in 1959 and went to VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, in time to see Hawaii become a state. Deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan while flying P2V5Fs. Returned to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and served briefly with FAW-2. Served in the Reserve Navy with VP-67 flying what were then called P2H until leaving the VP Navy in 1978, just before the P-3 came to VP-67. Retired as an Army Helicopter pilot..." [05APR2010]

HAYNES, Richard A. Jr. rick.haynes36@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (11/1985-1989), VP-19 (1989-1991), VP-31 (1991-1993) and VP-46 (1993-04/1994). I currentley live in Cincinnati, Ohio..." [14DEC2011]

HAZEL, AWC Joe W. Retired joewhazel@msn.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1967 to 1970. Flew mostly with crew 12. I was ordered to Long Beach for inpatient alcoholism treatment after spending awhile in the NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Brig. I went through another treatment in San Jose State Prison in 1970 and the Navy kept me on active duty. I entered another inpatient treatment at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in April 1970. I have been in recovery ever since (30 years on April 1st). I retired in 1981 with a Navy Commendation Medal for my work with alcohol and other drug prevention. I went on to college after retirement and continued working in the substance abuse field. I now have my own practice in Raleigh, NC. I want to thank Captain Kneisel (Commanding Officer VP-22) for seeing my plight and starting the wheel turning for a new life. I thank all VP-22 Shipmates for putting up with me and some for being very good friends. One such friend was Dave Marks, who shared the same problem I did. However, I learned he was deceased around 1980-1981..." [27MAR2008]

Memorial Picture "...HEINEMEYER, CPO Harley...My father, Harley Heinemeyer, was a mechanic with VP-22 at NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during 1941 and 1942. He spoke very little about his WWII experiences, but he did talk about the Pearl Harbor attack and aftermath. Dad made the Navy his carrer and retired in 1960 as a Chief Petty Officer. He passed away in 1970, but he would have liked to see the pictures and other information on this site. Thanks for a great job done in preserving the history of these squadrons. Paul Heinemeyer paulhe@swbell.net.." [31MAR2007]

HENDERSON, Bruce A. bahenders@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1963-1967) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. If anyone knows how to reach AE2 Dave Burris - I owe him some money and would like to pay him back..." [08APR2012]

HERRON, AEC Robert Retired bobzg1000@att.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1964 to 1969 (various crews, starting as a Julie operator and ending as an FE), NARF NAS Alameda, California Flight Test from 1969 to 1973, NATC NAS Memphis, Tennessee for AE "B" school in 1974, VP-46 from 1975 to 1978, VP-31 1978 to 1981 and VP-46 from 1981 to 1982 where I retired. Most of the time was spent as a crew FE and what a great job this was. I haven't seen a P-3 in the air for a long time and kind of miss the drone of the engines..." [08MAY2009]

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

HOEKSTRA, AX3 John A. hoekstra1@cox.net "...I served in VP-22 from 1975-1979. Worked in the AT shop, with Chief Harris, Rich Sowers, Mac, Terry Bell, Jeff Kells and many others. Went to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines during the 1977 deployment (I think it was 1977). I was the guy who worked 2nd or 3rd shift and was a Lifeguard during the day. I had a great tan back in those days. Anyway send me an email, it would be good to hear from you. I now work for a company that sends me all over North America, so we might be able to meet and have a Beer..." [16JAN2004]

HOLT, Ken kaholt66@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-2 from 8/65 - 5/67. I was an AZ3 at the time, working in Maintenance Control as Logs and Records keeper. I did the '66 deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and was on the first Det to Viet Nam and stayed there from 5/66 to 8/66, worked nights and rode shotgun for the busses picking up the crews. At any rate, I got out of the navy in May '67 and stayed out for three and a half years. When I came back to the navy in Sept '70, I changed my rate to AE and went to AE-"A" school in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Upon completion of training there and P-3 training at NAS Moffett Field, California (NAMTRADET 1012), I went to VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I stayed in VP-22 from '71 to '73. I made AE-2 in VP-22 and made the '72 Naha Okinawa deployment. That was the era of "Canadian Geese", when Cdr. Canada was the C.O.. I worked for AE1 Jim Watt at the time and then, AE-2 Jack With. We had a real good crew of AEs back then. I remember Jeff Powers, Bob Driscoll, Al Ferguson, AEC Pointer and several others that I remember their faces but can't think of their names. I had a good buddy named Jeff Kephart (AD2) that I've been trying to locate for years, so if anyone knows how I can contact him, please let me know. When I left VP-22 in July '73, I went to AV-I "B" school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee and after that I was sent to USS Ranger (CV-61) for two years as ship's company in AIMD. I made AE-1 while attached to Ranger. After a good tour on Ranger I went to VA-121 in NAS Lemoore, California until they disestablished and I was sent to VA-122, TAD to AIMD. I swapped orders with another AE in AIMD and took his orders to VR-30, NAS Alameda, California, where I was the Electric shop supervisor / Maintenance Control watchstander. When the Squadron changed home ports to San Diego, I terminated my shore duty and went to VP-47 at NAS Moffett Field, California (after FRAMP training with VP-31) and I was the AE Shop Supervisor. We deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan in '79 and had an aircraft experience three engine shut down on the transpac back to NAS Moffett Field, California. I believe that was RD-11, with T. J. Templeton as the F/E on board. I made AEC and I was made the AV/ARM Division Chief. We deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan in February of '81, that was one cold SOB. I worked Maintenance Control (Early Crew) for the rest of my time in the Squadron. In May '82 I went to Instructor Training in San Diego and then went to NAMTRADET 1012, "Orion University" at NAS Moffett Field, California. I was the AE Phase Chief and I also taught the P-3C "O" level Electrical Systems course and the LTN-72 "O" level maintenance. I was the Assistant Aircraft Division Chief too. When I left NAMTRADET 1012, I went to VP-19 for my last year in the Good 'Ole Nav. I was the Expediter and Maintenance Control Chief and made a deployment back to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and I left the Squadron there and came back to NAS Moffett Field, California to "Muster Out" and retired August '86. Since that time, I was a NAESU Tech Rep at NAS Moffett Field, California for 9 years, spent one year at NADEP NAS Alameda, California in the ARIES II Modification section, working in engineering, and I'm currently working for the FAA as an Aviation Safety Inspector in San Francisco Certificate Management Office, where we manage the operating certificate for United Airlines. I've just recently discovered this web site and I see a lot of names of people from the past that I'm going to contact, so if any old "Shipmates" out there want to contact me, please do. I don't have an e-mail address at home yet, but when I do, I'll let you know..." [E-Mail Updated 06APR99 | 17MAR99]

Memorial Picture "...HOP, Harvey...I am the "old" son of my hero father - Harvey Hop. Dad died in 1999. He served with VP-22 flying PBY's out of NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during the attack, VP-108 flying the PB4Y-1 then later to the RY-1 program flying Nimitz around in "The Flying Dutchman." Harlan Scott was his Chief Mechanic. I would love to hear from any former Shipmates. Bruce A. Hop bruce_hop@cinfin.com..." [28FEB2009]

HORNSBY, Harry chs1962@pbtcomm.net "...I served with AEWBarRonPac from 1964 to 1965 (disestablishment) and VP-22 (Crew-7 RADAR/MAD) from 1965 to 1967, We deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska, birth place of the winds, a well deserved name. Anyone remember the flight with a chain on the nose, 2 feet in front of #3 prop? Landed safe thanks to Pete..." [E-Mail Updated 16FEB2009 | 02FEB2000]

HOUGHTON, LCDR Dave Retired dhoughton@earthlink.net "...I was a part of VP-40 in 1965 through 1967. I moved to flight training and missed the last deployment of the P5M. The next VP stop was in VP-22 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with the Blue Geese in 1973-1976. This site is chock full of memories and wonderful men and women that I was priveleged to serve with on active duty. The photos are appreciated..." [09DEC2000]

HOUSE, THOMAS J. thouse@surfsouth.com "...I was IFT in VP-22 from 84 to 87 and had the best 8 enlised yars of my life. I would like to hear from old squadronmates from that era and am really looking for intel on old crewmates such as Dave McConkie (best f"n AW to fly Sensor 1) and PPC LCDR Cottrel(?) - the best stick that ever bored hols and played banjo at the same time. Would also like to hear from any IFT (RULES!!) from that period set five!..." [11JAN98]

HOWARTH, AT2 Les Shipmate Pix Circa 1978 thepcdoctor6@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (AT2/IFT) from June 1976 through May 1979. Anybody from the Tweet shop or Crew 9 out there? Grayhawk, Keen, Vivian, Moore - can ya hear me now? I also served with VP-31 from June 1979 through October 1980 and still remember Zeke (Airport), John, Shack, Art and his rabbits, and others..." [PIX/BIO Updated 18JAN2004 | 10NOV2003]

Memorial Picture "...HRON, Rick...VP-22 Shipmates from 1984 to 1988! Our Comrade Rick Horn lost his life (car accident) earlier this month in his hometown of Erin, Tennessee. Keep him and all other Blue Geese in your thoughts. Don't hesitate in trying to contact your old pals from VP-22, we may not have the fortune of seeing each other again...Brian Lynn blynn@warwick.net..." [30OCT99]

HUFFMAN, Theron M. (Mac or Huff) c/o His Son Bradley A. Huffman bradleyahuffman@yahoo.com "...I am writing this statement in hopes that there is someone out there who can help me. I would appreciate any and all help in locating my fathers crew members, squadron members, their relatives, friends of relatives, etc. I just have been made aware of this website and am extremely urgent to find any of his crew that may still be alive or their friends or relatives. I don't know quite where to start. I have been searching for years and am afraid my time is running out. He is 80 years old now and I don't know for how much longer. I would like nothing more than to find some of his ship and crew members. I personally was not in the military, but I know how much it meant to him. My research has uncovered this much and I want to share it with you. My fathers name is Theron M. Huffman (Mac or Huff) are his nick names. His was in VPB-22 from 1942-1945 assigned to the USS Pine Island (AV-12). His crew consisted of 1st Pilot-Lt.T. M. Huffman, 2nd Pilot ENS J. E Merchant, 3rd Pilot ENS M. S McCauley, Plane Capt R. L. Little, Flight Engineer W. P. Best, 1st Radioman R. H. Atchison, 2nd Radioman A. E. Goldman, Ordanceman W. H. Shalinski, Deck Gunner J. A. Marceron Jr., Tail Gunner R. L. Finn, Bow Gunner B. L. McMakin, and Waist Gunner L. F. Milke. This is a complete list of all crew members taken from his own flight log and naval papers he still has. If anyone is out there who can help me I would be forever greatful. Thank you..." [05FEB2002]

HUGHES, Jim jhughes52@tampabay.rr.com "...I served with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1972 to 1975 with LCDR Platt and LCDR Turbeville. We deployed to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines / NS Subic Bay, Philippines, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, NSF Diego Garcia, Bandar Abbas, etc..." [03JAN2010]

HUMFLEET, ADCS John Retired jhfleet2@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-6 (AD3) from 1957-1959 as 2nd Mech on Crew 4 for Bugs Carter then nite check Power Plants shop, VP-4 (ADR1) from 1963-1966 as Plane Captain Crew 1 (CDR Moses, CDR Bowen, LT Broadwell) for first two years, then Plane Capt/Trouble Shooters shop, and VP-22 (ADCS) 1972-1974 as QA CPO. Have been with the FAA since 1976. I plan on attending the VP-4 Reunion unless something drastic comes up. I'd like to hear from the old timersfrom VP-4/VP-6/VP-22..." [E-Mail Updated 30APR2003 | E-Mail Updated 05DEC99 | 28APR98]

HUNHOFF, Chris A. "Peaches II" Chunhoff@aol.com "...Remember me "Peaches II" I was with "The Varsity" Crew 10 from '83 to '86 as SS1/2. I'd like to hear from any Blue Goose (VP-22) from the same time frame..." [01APR99]

HUTCHISON, C. R. "Hutch" chutchi1@comcast.net "...I served aboard NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1969 to 1971), VP-4 (1972 to 1976), FLTCOMBATTRACENT (1976 to 1978), CO NAVFAC Guam (1979 to 1980), acting XO NOPF NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (1980), VP-22 (1981 to 1983), Comptroller COMNAVLOGPAC (1983 to 1986) and XO NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1986 to 1990)..." [25FEB2009]


INGRAHAM, Bill (Iggy) Bill_Ingraham@excite.com "...Just want to comment that as a "Blackshoe" attached to the VP Navy (I was a PN), VP-22, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, and VP-5, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, was the greatest tour of duties a blackshoe could be part of. The Blue Geese of VP-22 matured me from an 18 year old boot with our deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan to a ripe Petty Officer to VP-5 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with yet deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and unfortunately shore duty came up before NAS Keflavik, Iceland. You Aviation raters were the best goup of guys to be around and will always remember the R & R flights I got to fly. P-3 Orions are the coolest aircraft I've ever been associated with and great memories will always be with me..." WebSite: http://www.militaryplus.com/ [E-Mail/URL Updated 21DEC2001 | 17JUN99]

INGRAM, AZ1(AW) Cecil Retired cecil_ingram@hotmail.com "...I had the pleasure to serve in VP-22 twice, May 1975 to June 1978, and February 1982 to May 1985. Most of my career was in the P-3 community starting with Weather Reconn Squadron Four (VW-4) February 1973 to April 1975, VP-22 May 1975 to June 1978, NAS Atsugi, Japan July 1978 to January 1982, VP-22 February 1982 to May 1985, CPW-11 MMFA June 1985 to March 1989, and USS Saratoga (CV-60) June 1989 to January 1993 my retirement. During the time that I was in the "Blue Goose" squadron. I met a lot of good friends and to this day I remember the good and crazy times that we had on deployment. Most of you won't know of the tail of the "Broccoli Marauders" of the 1975 NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment what a time that was and works display that we put on for the Air Farce when we were leaving. I have a hard time telling these stories to the Navy people that I work with today. Never again will there be such a group of true professionals and party animals in one command. So any of you old "Blue Geese" want to talk about the good old days drop me a line. "THE BLUE GEESE LEAD THE WAY"!..." [03FEB2000]

INGRAM, Raymond L. raysher@gate.net "...I served at NAS Adak, Alaska with VP-22, Crew 12, LT Shea was the pilot during 1968 tour. Does anyone out there know me or have the squadron year book? I know my address is PV instead of VP but its to late to change now..." [E-Mail Updated 17OCT2001 | 04FEB99]


JAMES, Henry R. "Kimo" hoonanea@hawaii.rr.com "...I served with VR-21 from 1971 to 1977, VP-50 from 1981 to 1985 and VP-22 from 1988 to 1991. Aloha to all..." [31JUL2004]

JENNINGS, AO2 Jim "Incoming" jjennings@jetservicecenter.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1984-1987 CAC-9 the Eveready Crew. Rrom 1987-1989 I was with AIMD NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I then went to VP-46 (The Gray Knights) from 1989-1993. Served in Desert Storm 1 flying out of NSF Diego Garcia such a lovely place. After that I did a tour at MAWD (Medium Attack Weapons Det) in NAF El Centro, California. My last tour was AIMD Oceana VA Sea-op Det. I left active duty in 1999. I'm married and have 3 great kids Stephanie (15) Jennifer (14) and Ryan (12) I reside in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Out of all the places I've gone and seen my Time with the Blue Geese was by far the best. The aircrews and black shoes treated each other as equals and family. If anyone would like to drop a line or call my e-mail is or by phone at 772-519-6761..." [25MAY2006]

JOHANSON, PN2 John S. johan.mag@worldnet.att.net "...Served in VP-22 from May 67/Jun 69. While just out of boot camp had to wait 4 weeks for the squadron to return from NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Was assigned to the personnel office out of a group of 20 plus "boots". Went on the Naha deployment then transferred to Naval Station, Norfork VA..." [03AUG2000]

JOHNSON, ADR3(AC) David Lee R335036wa@aol.com "...Nice to find a few of my Shipmates, some still in Aviation. My Squadrons of Service was VP-22, VP-6, and VP-50 and then the RAG, HT-8 ug and out 1-60 to 6-66. Crew 3 N5511 Iwakuni, and Crew 4 N5541 NAS North Island, San Diego, California was the most fun of all. Fourty one years now and still in Aviation Maintenance. Yesterday I could not spell Merchanic now I are one..." [12JUL2001]

JOHNSTON, AOC Robert robertdjohnston@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 1969-72, AOC, was Ordnance Branch Chief and Av/Arm Div. Chief..." [13JAN2005]

JONES, Kristina deltafour07@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (1989-1996) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan and Desert Storm (flying out of NSF Diego Garcia)..." [28JAN2013]

JONES, AMS2 Mark mark.jones71@cox.net "...I served with VP-22 from August 1972 to September 1975. I would like to hear from some of you old salts..." [E-Mail Updated 10OCT2009 | 30APR2007]

JORDAN, Mike MJor767@aol.com "...Joined VP-22 in Nov 1964. Did the P.I and NAS Adak, Alaska deployments. Went to VP-31 as instructor in Sep '67. Joined Delta Air Lines '69. Retired in April '01. Would love to hear from anyone especially Crew 9 and Crew 4 folks..." [24JUN2001]

JORDEN, Jerry c/o his friend Darold J. (Jim) Stafford, AVCM USN Ret jimmcpo@yahoo.com "...I just met an ex VP Comm. Officer and Pilot who served with VP-28 during the 1955 - 1957 years. His name is Jerry Jorden and his wife is Betty. They met while he was on deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. If any of his old Shipmates/crew in on line here, I will be glad to pass the info on. He isn't on line at this time..." [10AUG99]


Memorial Picture "...KELLEY, CAPTAIN Alfred G. Jr...Captain Alfred G. Kelley Jr. USN RET, 82, of DeLand, FL passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2011. Alfred was born on May 8, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts and six weeks later his mother, Verna Leighton Kelley, returned to Lubec, Maine, where he was raised along with his grandparents Leon and Ida Leighton. Alfred attended Lubec schools and graduated with his class after enlisting in the US Navy in 1946. He married his childhood sweetheart Delora Huntley Kelley (Daughter of Erma and Herbert Leighton Huntley) in November 1948 and she was his wife and partner for almost 63 years. He rose through the ranks to Petty Officer First Class in 1951, and was selected for Officer Candidate school. He was commissioned Ensign in 1953. After graduation he was assigned to VP-22 followed by a tour in ZP-2. He was assigned to Surface Warfare and served as Navigator on the USS Northampton (CLC-1), Executive Officer on the USS Truckee (AO-147) and as Commanding Officer of the USS Valcour (AVP-55) Flagship of the Middle East Force. He graduated from USN Post Graduate School (BS), George Washington University (MS), and the Naval War College with distinction. He retired in 1976. Alfred was a 60 year member of the Masons Washington Lodge #37 AF & AM Lubec, lifetime member of the American Legion and the VFW. He resided at the Cloisters in DeLand with his wife Delora. They attended the Chapel there led by the Reverend David Meyer. In Lubec they attended the Christian Temple Church. Alfred's favorite Bible verse was John 14:2. Survivors include: his beloved wife Delora Huntley Kelley, her sister Muriel Huntley Doran, his three children Linda Kelley Stewart (Arthur), Alfred G. Kelley III "Skip (Wanda), Cindy Kelley Martin (Joseph), twelve grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Alfred's life will be held Saturday November 5, 2011 in the Atrium at the Cloisters, 400 E. Howry Avenue in DeLand at two p.m. A funeral will be held at a later date at the Christian Temple Church in Lubec, Maine. He will be interred at the family plot. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations to:Christian Temple Church, P.O. Box 190 Lubec, Maine 04652 or Vitas Hospice of Volusia County 2381 Mason Avenue Suite 100, Daytona Beach, FL 32117. You may share your memories with the family at http://www.lankfordfuneralhome.com. Lankford Funeral Home in DeLand is in charge of arrangements..." Contributed by Linda Kelley Stewart gammiepie@yahoo.com [28SEP2012]

KOSNOSKI, ADJ3 Robert robertkosie@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1967 to 1968..." [22JAN2010]

KURTZ, ADJ3 Gary R. tsbs@frontiernet.net "...I served with VP-22 (1965-1968) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska. We went transitioned from the P2 to P-3A..." [01APR2012]


LaCHAPELLE, ATC Ernie Retired erniej@gte.net "...I retired in 1975 from NAS Lemoore, California. I served with VP-22 from 1960-1962 Crew 4 with LT Dwight Hahn PPC, Rags PC, and others whose names I have forgotten and VP-40 from 1957-1959. Years in between VU-7, VU-5 and irony VA-22. Loved the years in VP's, but on recollection wonder how we survived. Would like to hear from some old timers. Just retired from the Boeing Company..." [Updated E-Mail/BIO 03DEC2002 | Updated E-Mail/BIO 08SEP99]

LaCOUR, Allen allen_lacour@raytheon.com "...TACCO, VP-22, 1974-1977..." [E-Mail Updated 24MAY2000 | 22FEB99]

LANG, PHCM Terry Retired terry@terrylang.com "...I served with VP-31 (1978-1981) where I ran the Instructional Television Studio and VP-22 as aircrew and DET LCPO NAS Agana, Guam. I retired as in 1993..." [24OCT2013]

LaPORTE, AZC Andrew Retired uniquewoodthngs@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from November 1975 to November 1978 and would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 24OCT2006 | 06MAR2004]

LaFLAM, Ray Shipmate Pix Circa 1964 r.laflam@comcast.net "...I served with AEWBarRonPac from August 1964 to April 1965 when it was disestablished and VP-22 from September 1965 to June 1967. Was a member of Crew 7, Pete's Chain Gang. What a great bunch of guys! I also served with ..." [PIX Updated 27JAN2009 | BIO Updated 23JAN2009 | 22JAN2009]

Memorial Picture "...LaFLECHE, Robert (Bob)...I just received an e-mail from Bob's son informing of his passing on Thursday April 19, 2007 . Bob was an AB striker on the Line Crew at Barbers Point, Iwakuni, Japan, Kodiak,Alaska, Det.to Adak , Alaska ,Kwajlein Island and Operation Hardtack while in the squadron. Bob served with with VP-22 1955 to 1959..." Contributed by CHASE, Art aem-vp-22@mlode.com [24APR2007]

LAFLECHE, Robert robertlititz@aol.com "...Looking for Shipmates who served in VP-22 from 1956 thru 1959. Home base was NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. We deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan March 1956 till Sept 1956. Deployed to NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands for 4 months during Operation Hardtack 1958 nuclear test, then deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and also to NAS Adak, Alaska in 1959..." [29DEC2004]

LeBARON, Allan allan_lebaron@hotmail.com "...O.K., now for the REAL VP-22 (1939-1942)! I have information for Mike Mahoney, son of "Wild Bill" Mahoney from 22-P-11 1942 but his e-mail address [Mahone@bigpond.com.au] doesn't get through. Can any of you young whipper-snappers (anyone under 65) help with the contact?..." [01NOV98]

Memorial Picture "...LEE, AOC James...My Dad, AOC James Lee, passed away in September 2003 of Brain Cancer. Dad served with VP-22 (1974-1979)..." Contributed by Derek Lee derek.lee@jsf.mil [24NOV2010]

LEE, AOC Jim Retired jlee@mail.us.hsanet.net "...Served with VP-22 APR 74 to May 79 as a Blue Goose Cannon Cocker. Ret after 22 Years in 1982 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Currently TRACOR Employee Supporting PMA 265 FA 18 ORD programs. Would really enjoy hearing from anyone, especially ole Blue Geese. Without a doubt VP-22 was the greatest command I ever served with. Lets here it..." [14DEC98]

LEFLER, AMS2 Brady b_lefler@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1983-1986 as a AMS. After arriving to the squadron I worked TAD at the NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii GSE bravo base for 9 months. After which I came back to the squadron and worked in the corrosion control shop for 1 year and 4 days, then I was transferred to the Airframes shop where I worked as a airframes technician, Collateral Duty Inspector and Shift Supervisor until I was discharged on 18AUG86 as an AMS2. After the Navy I went back to school and got an A&P license and went to work for a major airline in Denver. I worked there for seven years and was laid off for a year and then I was recalled back to the company and transferred to Cleveland, Ohio for 4 years, after which I transferred to Houston Tx. Sinse leaving the navy I have gotten married to the best woman in the world and have three wonderful kids. Hi, to all my navy buds..." [28SEP2002]

Memorial Picture "...LEIGHTON, PRCM David "Deacon"...PRCM David "Deacon" Leighton passed away August 31st, 2011. Deacon was a fixture in VP-22 and will be missed greatly..." Contributed by INGRAM, AZ1(AW) Cecil Retired cecil_ingram@hotmail.com [21DEC2011]

LEMKE, AO2 Al al02@centurytel.net "...I came to VP-28 as an airman, made AO3 in August 1996 and AO2 in 1967. I was in VP-28 from July 1966 until the squadron went to NAS Adak, Alaska. Then I went to VP-22 until discharged October 1969 (18150 Old Springtown Rd, Gentry Ar 72734)..." [E-Mail Updated 22JUN2008 | E-Mail Updated 09AUG2005 | E-Mail Updated 28APR2000 | BIO Updated 02JUL99 | 28JUN99]

LEMOINE, Steve s_lemoine@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1975 to 1977. I was a second mech and flew with crews 1 and 5. Worked in the electrical shop (AE2) as well. I also served with VP-23 from 1978 to 1979. Presently, I am a teacher, married, living in Connecticut. Would love to hear from some old Shipmates..." [29AUG2005]

LILLEY, Delbert B. Lilley118@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1951 to 1954 ..." [24FEB2003]

LINDBERG, Peter plindberg@surfnetusa.com "...ATN2, Crew 12, 1969-70 during Sangley/Utapao deployment (VP-28 decom transplant). Would like to hear from fellow crewmembers such as Mark Leaf, Kent Wahl, Mike Briggs, Bob Simmonds, Chris Evans, Bob Nichols, Bernie Kilonsky, Fred Talley. Also guys from the "tweet" shop - Rusty Hartranft, Sam Smith, Berl Cotton, Daniel Boone, Dave Benson. Mike - I still have the case of San Magoo in the wooden case that you left me in Denver in 1970 - saving it for something special - for 28 years!!..." [Updated 13JAN98]

LOBER, Bob lober@ccp.com "...I served in VP-22 from Aprril l956 through December 1957. The squadron CO was Cdr R. B. Varner. XO was CDR M. W. Munk. I have not had any contact with any of my old Shipmates since I left the squadron with the exception of one individual. His name is John E Barton. I found him on this site and we have exchanged some E-mail. If there is anyone out there that might remember me or even don't remember me I would love to hear from you..." [19MAR2001]

LOVELL, Jack jmlovell@charter.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1966 to 1969 ( NAS Adak, Alaska and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan). I still enjoy my pictures of the Adak National Forest. I am living in Washington State now (Yakima). I would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 08JAN2007 | 17FEB2001]

LOVELY, AMHC Jim Retired jlovely1@houston.rr.com "...I served with VP-22 from April 1960 to August 1963 (P2V-5) VP-30, Detachment "A" from August 1963 to April 1967 (P-3V-1), VP-22 from April 1967 to April 1975 (P-3A ,B, DELTIC), VP-9 from June 1980- to November 1982 (P-3C), and retired November 1982 while deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, went to "Land of Enchantment". Would love to hear from any old Shipmates that are still around..." [E-Mail Updated 14APR2004 | E-Mail/WebSite Updated 19MAR2000 | 30JUL98]

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 NAS Atsugi, Japan. I can't wait to return home to the VP community when I am done here..." [07JAN98]

LYNN, Brian blynn22@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1984 to 1988. I was an IFT on Crew-4...." [E-Mail Updated 28DEC99 | 24AUG98]

LYSIC, AO John "Shakey" bjlysic@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 VP-19, VP-50 and retired in 1980. I am trying to find VP-22 Shipmates to verify VA claim that we landed in Viet Nam and got off the plane..." [25JAN2012]


KASE, AMC(AW) Jeffrey M. jeffrey.kase@navy.mil "...My first squadron was VP-22, 1985-1990. Went on to VP-31, 1990-1993. Then a change of pace. VF-11 from 1993-1997 then HSL-49, 1997-2000. I made it back in 2000. VP-10, 2000-2007. I'm now at CPRW-5 looking at 22 years and alot of great stories. I think I'll stick around for a few more then retire. Drop me a line..." [14MAR2007]

KASTL, Chuck oakheart@crestviewcable.com "...I served with VP-22 (1962-1964) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I now live in Oregon..." [10DEC2011]

KEEL, Thomas W. Retired tkeel@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1952 to 1954. I made the Okinawa deployment in crew 1 and the NAS Kodiak, Alaska deployment in crew 5. Retired in 1975 after broken service..." [E-Mail Updated 16FEB2003 | 27OCT2002]

Memorial Picture "...KELLY, MCPO Jack D...Services will be held for Jack on Monday, October 2, 2006 at 1:30pm at the Hooper and Weaver Chapel 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City, CA 530-265-2429. We mourn the passing of Jack D. Kelly, age 69, who went home to be with The Lord on September 28, 2006 after a long illness with cancer. Jack was born Jackie Dale Kelly in Baxter Spring, Kansas, in 1937 to Ines and James Kelly. He later moved to Joplin, Missouri where he lived until he joined the Navy in 1957 at age 20. In Joplin, he met the love of his life, Betty and they were married Oct. 5, 1958. Jack was a proud Veteran of the United State Navy and served his country for 22 years. He was in VP-22, VP-40, and VP-19. He retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer with a Navy Retirement Ceremony at Moffett Field in San Jose, CA in 1979. During his Navy career, Jack traveled the world from NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Kodiak, Alaska to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, and the Philippines. He was a pitcher for a squadron slow pitch baseball team, while stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California. Upon his retirement, he went to work for Rolm Telecommunications, IBM, Seimens for 15 years as a technical instructor and retired in 1994. After living in San Jose, CA for 32 years, he and Betty retired and moved to Lake Wildwood and the Grass Valley area in 2001. Jack loved playing golf and woodworking, fishing, boating, and visiting with his friends and neighbors. He loved his family and grandchildren and family barbeques. He was an excellent BBQ chef and cooked many loving meals for family, friends, and neighbors..Jack and Betty took a trip to Ireland in 2000 to watch their son, Shawn Kelly play in the PGA Cup Matches US vs Britain in Ireland. Jack kissed the blarney stone (as if he needed to). Their daughter, Cheryl and husband also went and we all saw Ireland for the first time. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Betty Kelly of Lake Wildwood., his daughter, Cheryl Lynn..and her husband Raymond Leon of Lodi, CA and his son, Shawn Michael Kelly of Auburn, CA .and Tracey Kelly of Rocklin, CA. Cheryl Leon is a nurse and dedicated her loving skills to her Dad during his long illness. He is survived by five grandchildren: Benjamin Raymond Leon, Jacqueline Lena Leon, and Nicholas Raymond Leon; Jessica Nicole Kelly and Ryan Patrick Kelly. He is survived by his brother William (Bill) Kelly and wife, Linda of Tehachapi, CA and his sisters: Alta Smith of Joplin, MO and Earlene Barcom and husband Charlie Barcom of Benson, AZ. He is survived by his nephews: Bill Kelly and wife Bernie of Texas and his children, His nephew, Steven Kelly and his wife Shannon and their children, and his nephew John Kelly and his wife Kathy and their family...James Stephens chiefp3@aol.com..." [03OCT2006]

KELLEY, CAPTAIN Alfred G. Jr. Retired akelley7@cfl.rr.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1955 thriugh 1977 Crew 3, Crew 2, and PPC Crew 11..." [E-Mail Updated 19SEP2008 | 17FEB2003]

KESLER, ATC(AW) Paul Retired keslerwp@yahoo.com "...I have completed 22 years with 5900 hours as In-Flight Technicnan in P-3 Aircraft. I served in VP-22 from 1984 to 1988 deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1984, 1985 - 1986) and NAS Adak, Alaska (1987); EEAP program at Leeward Community College from 1988 to 1990; VPU-2 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1990 to 1993; VP-30 [Student] from 1993 to 1994; RATCEN NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from 1994 to 1997; VP-40 from 1997 to 2000, Naval Force Aircraft Test Squadron renamed Air Test and Ebaluation Squadron Twenty VX-20, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 2001 to 2004, and retired in April 2004..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 31MAR2004 | 23MAY98]

KILZ, Raymond RKilz@aol.com "...I was a plank owner on the Norton Sound, AV-11, and as an Aerographer's Mate (weather man). I flew with VPB-26 many times, and have the Mariner paper that we published aboard our ship. I believe that my first flight with VPB-26 was in March 1945 or early April 1945 when we flew out of Enewitok into the Ponape area. I went through Kerama Retto & Okinawa with the squadron, went to Sasebo, Japan, Shanghai and Tsingtao also. I also flew with VPB-13 & VPB-22 due to problems that came to 3 of our Seaplane Tenders (USS Curtiss (AV-4), VPB-26 is impressive, and I'm glad to have been a small part of this valiant effort by the crews of these planes. It's good to see the comararaderie still going today. The best to everyone. The PBM squadrons in Kerama Retto used JATO for our take offs. My records show flights with VPB-22, on 28 July 1945 and with VPB-13, on 10 August 1945 wherein we tracked typhoons. I believe that we were among the first to track typhoons with aircraft..." [13JUN99]

KING, Fred G. fredgking@direcway.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1960 to the end of 1963. Worked in Classified Material and for the CO. I participated in deployments to Johnston Island, NAS Iwakuni, Japan (twice) NAF Misawa, Japan, and various other places in SE Asia. Enjoyed basket leave in Hong Kong with Bob Richman's crew. Also helped a bunch of you guys get "early outs" and we were not even courts marshalled!..." [20JAN2006]

KIRK, Doug dkirk@netease.net "...I served in VP-22 65-70, VP-24 71-75, VP-30 75-77. Did some time in VF101, NAS Chase Fld, TEX. USS IDEPENDENCE Retired AOC(AW) at Beeville Texas 1988. Would like to here from the BLUE GEESE Shipmates back in the mid and late 60's. Would like to find AT Steve Marshall, AO Dale Hood, and AT Billy Hicks..." [26OCT2000]

KLATTE, Will I. [No E-Mail] "...In VP-22 1954-56 NAS Kodiak, Alaska and Okinawa cruises. Now live at: 2330E. ave. J8 SPC 258 LANCASTER, CA 93535-5669, PHO. 805-948-2400..." [14FEB98]

KOLODZIEJCZYK, Steven kolodzs@washington.navy.mil "...To all VP-22 sailors that served our squadron from 1983-1988, hope everthing is well with you. My job in the squadron was mess cooking at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii Galley. If you are interested in conversing, feel free to send a email..." [26JUL2005]

KRATZ, AE2 Lawrence lawck33@att.net "...I served with VP-22 (1968-1972)..." [30JUN2013]

KRIEG, AW Joseph jkdriver11@hotmail.com "...Looking for any old squadron mates from VP-22 - the best patrol squadron in the Navy. I served as an AW with VP-22 from 1984-1990. Drop a line if you can..." [16JAN2003]

Memorial Picture "...KRIGBAUM, AD1(AW) Krip Allan...Today, I learned that AD1(AW) Krip Allan Krigbaum who previously served in VP-22 was killed in a helicopter crash in 2001. AD1 Krigbaum was killed when the firefighting helicopter that he was crew chief on crashed in Montana. For all of us that knew Kip, this was a fitting end to a life of a "SUPER MECH" and a really good friend...AZ1(AW) Cecil G. Ingram Jr. ceciling@clearwire.net..." [05OCT2008]

KRUEGER, James fritz61@cox.net "...I serve with VP-22 in 1957 and 1958, went NAS Kodiak, Alaska with them and relisted there in 1958..." [09FEB2007]

KRYSMALSKI, Dennis "ski" dkrysmal@mindspring.com "...VP-22 1967 to 1969, Crew 6, at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. This is a great site! I would love to hear from anyone from the squadron especially Gus or Denny Graff..." [12JUN99]


MAAS, Gerhart gmaas@cfl.rr.com "...I served with VP-22 (NAV/TACCO) from 1975 to 1978, VP-31 (Instructor) from 1978 to 1981, VP-50 (TACCO) from 1985 to 1987 and retired in 1995 after 23 years..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAY2010 | 14AUG99]

MACK, Donald F. MAILMANMACK@MSN.COM "...I was a member of the Blue Goose Squadron (VP-22) Crew 12 the porkers from 1975 - 1977, also with the Sandiman (VQ-2) from 1982 - 1988 and 1991 - 1994, and with projects VPU-1. It was an enjoyable and rewarding time with the ORION..." [10OCT2002]

MAGRUDER, Donald (Mac) magcon@webtv.net "...VP-22 1959-1961. Crewed aboard QA7. Was an AE3 and operated ECM. Will never forget riding on my "magic carpet" as foreward bow observer in the nose of the P2V-5F. Had some wild "Mr. Roberts" liberties on Hotel St., NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Atsugi, Japan with Shipmates..." [15JAN2000]

MAIKAI, AFCM Bill Retired maikaiwk@valleyint.com "...Howzit folks long time no hear! I served with VP-17 73-77, VP-22 80-84, VP-31 84-88, and VP-22 88-92. My best tours were being a Blue Goose. I had lots of good fun and you guys and gals I served with made the VP Navy one heck of a time. I laugh alot just thinking how crazy I was. I live in Washington State and retired in 93. I hope to hear from you folks..." [E-Mail Updated 29NOV99 | 13MAY98]

MARTIN, Keeith kdmartin@hughes.net "...In VP-22 1962 to 1966..." [09FEB2009]

MASTAGNI, REAR ADMIRAL Daniel S. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/mastagnis.html "...Rear Admiral Mastagni, the son of a career Air Force officer, was born in Rapid City, S.D., and grew up in Sacramento Calif. Upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972, Rear Adm. Mastagni was assigned to USS Dale (CG-19) while awaiting orders to flight school. Aboard Dale, he served as assistant Combat Information Center (CIC) Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant. After flight school Rear Adm. Mastagni reported to VP-22 based in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He was Schedules Officer and NATOPS Standardization Officer. He then reported to the US Air Force Academy serving as the director of Naval Programs and an academic instructor. Rear Adm. Mastagni left active duty in 1979 and affiliated with VP-94 in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. He served as an instructor pilot, Maintenance Department head and Operations Department head, before serving as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer. Rear Adm. Mastagni then transferred to augment unit NR NAVSTA NS Rota, Spain 0182 serving as Training Officer and Commanding Officer. In 1993 Rear Adm. Mastagni assumed Command of NR COMPATWINGLANT 0186 in Norfolk, and followed that assignment with command of NR COMNAVAIRLANT 1086. During the four years of command in NAS Norfolk, Virginia, Rear Adm. Mastagni was the director of Exercise Control for Northern Viking, and Senior Naval Liaison Officer for JTFEX 96-1 which tested the "fly away" JFACC concept aboard CVN-71. He was again the Senior Naval Liaison Officer this time at 8th AF Headquarters for exercise JTFEX 97-1. And he served as 8th AF Naval Liaison Officer during Exercise unified Endeavor 97 which tested the 'forward JFACC" concept. Rear Adm. Mastagni then transferred to NR COMSEVENTHFLT det 111 in JRB Carswell. He served as special assistant and Executive Officer as well as participated in five western Pacific exercises, twice as the senior Seventh Fleet representative and Officer in Charge of Exercise Northwest Pacific, and as the site Officer in Charge at Exercise Ulchi Focus Lens on three occasions. Rear Adm. Mastagni has attended professional military education at the National Defense University, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He has participated in exchange duty with the Republic of Germany, and has been a member of five officer selection boards. Rear Adm. Mastagni has earned three Meritorious Service Medals and the Navy Commendation Medal among other awards and decorations. He was selected for promotion in December of 2000..." [21JUN2003]

MASTERSON, Gary "Peaches" gary.masterson@gwbt.com "...I served with VP-22 during the years 1971 and 1972. I was called "Peaches". Mike Green an AE gave me the nickname. I was on Patt's plane in 1972 before the famous picture of the Patt's Rats. I've been looking for Mike Green and Jeff Westly, but I'm not having much luck. They are pictured on VPNAVY but no addresses..." [24MAY2002]

MATTHEWS, ASC Michael W. Retired michael19554@cox.net "...I was attached to VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from January 3, 1991 until mine and the squadrons retirement. I served as the Admin CPO and the Aircraft CPO during this time. Like to hear from any old Shipmates find out what your up to..." [11APR2002]

MATTICKS-MILLER, James W. Brazosjim@msn.com "...Names I haven't seen nor heard in nearly 30 years! Can it be so long..already! This site is terrific and am extremely happy to find it. Joined VP-28 as a AOAN in Aug of '69 and watched on as she was put to rest in Oct.,just three months later during decom. ceremony. Afterwards I was "hired" by VP-22, only a few steps across the hangar floor, as it were. They put me where they thought I couldn't hurt anyone, crew #10 as it turned out. Boy, if they only knew!! I stayed in that #10 crew thru August of '72, when I was discharged. Boy Howdy...it sure was a 3 year run at full gallop, boys. I'd like to thank y'all for one of the most excitin' times of my 50 years of existing in this world! Oh yeah, I'd like to thank the flight crew that saved my sorry behonkis durin'the "QA-4 Bailout..errr..ditchin'..errr..emergency landing at good ol' Miyako Jima, the dot in the South China Sea. Yes boys, it was I who with 7 days left in this man's Navy felt the odds at the time favored bailout. After all... floating in a chute seemed preferable at the time to tryin' to ditch with #2 burnin' and 1,3&4 turnin'!! Fortunately, a newbie named of MAXWELL was sittin' in the right seat, and he said somethin' to the effect of,"Miyako Jima's around here, ain' it?" Sure enough, it was. Later, I had the honor of unloadin the "smokes,bouys,charges and anything else that we could take out, just so I could be an observer on the 3 engine ferry flight out of that diamond in the sea, back to good ol' NAHA. Right where it all began. As HOMER would say, DOH!..." [14MAR2001]

MATTOX, ATC (AW/NAC/MTS) Ben "Zappa Jr." Retired bemattox@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1977-1980), NAS Moffett Field, California AIMD (1980-1983), VAQ-33 (1983-1986) at NAS Key West, Florida (IFT), VPU-1 (1986-1989), VR-22 (1989-1992) at NS Rota, Spain and NAval Air Maintenance TRAining GRoup DETachment (NAMTRAGRUDET) (1992-1995) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida until Retirement. Check me out on Facebook-Ben Mattox and LinkedIn-Benjamin Mattox..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 02DEC2013 | E-Mail Updated 03FEB99 | 07JUN98]

MAXWELL, CDR Pete Retired petermaxwell@cox.net "...I was in VP-22 from 1970-1973 and was very interested in Larry Forney's list of WestPac and Hawaii memories. I was in the right seat of the aircraft that did the emergency landing on Miyako Jima and share that and several other memories with him and others here at this great website. I was in VA-128, flying the TC-4's, 1976-1979, on the USS Midway 1979-1980, VP-30 as a flight instructor 1981-1982, VP-24 as the operations officer til mid 83, 2 years in the Pentagon, then took over VR-22, NS Rota, Spain, as a direct input CO in August 1985. My final tour was as the navigator on USS Eisenhower from late 1986 til 1988. My final 6 months in the Navy found me TAD to VA42 flying the TC-4C again so I could get current in the air again and become competative for an airline job. It worked-- I'm in my tenth year at Northwest Airlines flying the A-320 Airbus and loving life. I'll be in touch with several guys that I've found on this page. Would love to hear from some of my long lost Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 25JUN2002 | 27NOV98]

McCORMICK, Wally wvmccormick@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1957 to June 1959. We flew the P2V and deployed NAS Kodiak, Alaska in December 1958. I worked in the Flight Scheduling Office..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 15JUL2008 | 15OCT2002]

McCOY, Willie J. wmccoy@baworks.com "...I was in VP-22 from 1977 until 1983. I was an AX attached to AIMD..." WEBSITE: http://www.baworks.com

McDONALD, Jerry R. jerrymac@hal-pc.org "...I served in VP-22 1955-1956. I would be very pleased to hear from any of my old ship mates. Commander Heally was our pilot. A great man and all his crew thought the best of him. I often searched for Richard Hertle who was radio tech. Any one knowing about squadron members I would be pleased if you gave me information..." [01MAR98]

McFALL, Melita (or Hoffman) mlmcfall@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-22 from '92-decom, VP-17 '94-decom, and VP-9 '95-'97. Love to hear from old squadron-mates, am currently an AT2 in a CT community, teaching electronics to surface-types at NTTC Corry Station..."

McGANN, AX3 Tony almcgann@yahoo.com "...I was an AX3 in VP-22 June63-June65 I flew with Crew 4 and made deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan LT Locher was our TACCO. Zrubek flew with us, as did Vosta (Radio), Beale (Ordnance) and Curry AE1. The squadron transitioned to P-3s in 1964 and I made the deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in the spring of 1965. Knowles was in that crew. Mike Brock and Fisher also flew with us. I would like to hear from anyone who might have been attached to VP-22 during that time frame. I am also interested in any photos from that era..." [E-Mail Updated 11NOV2005 | 10SEP2000]

McHAM, ATAN Joe Shipmate Pix...Circa 1960... uniplayer@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-22 (1960-1962) as Radioman/ECM. I flew with Crews-5 (1960) and Crew-3 (1961-1962). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." Personal WebSite: http://www.joemcham.net/ [BIO Updated 05AUG2011 | Updated E-Mail/URL 12JUN2010 | 26MAY1998]

McKENNA, Doug "DougieMac" Retired dhmckii64@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-6 from 1977 to 1983, VP-1 from 1983 to 1986, VP-22 from 1986 to 1988 including TAD to VP-17 NAS Adak, Alaska in 1987, VP-31 (2nd Mech School) in 1979 and FE School 1981 and VP-62 (Reserve) from 1989 to 1996. I got a few degrees from Embry-Riddle and an A & P Cert and currently have my own consulting company. I travel extensively so let's communicate a hook-up. Aloha!..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAY2011 | E-Mail Updated 22JAN2003 | 27DEC98]

McKINNEY, ATC(AW) Bruce D. Retired brucedmckinney@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-1, VP-17, VP-22, and VQ-2 (EP-3E's). I retired in 1993. I retired and am currently a High School Teacher in Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24AUG2004 | 03JUL98]

McKINNEY, D. O. (Mike/Mac) lazypk@oio.net "...Sorry to see so many of the old VP squadrons decomissioned thankful there are some still left. Will enjoy chatting with anyone who was in the following VP's, I was an: AE-2 NS Sangley Point, Philippines VP-40, 4/60/10/61; AT-1 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-22, 2-76/2-80; ATC VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California 2-80/5-83..." [30JUL2000]

McMACKEN, Patrick patrick.mcmacken@gte.net "...Received Wings September 1970, first tour at Pacific Missile Test Center. Served with VP-47 April 1973 - January 1976 as a pilot and PPC followed by tour at Comnavmarianas as Admiral's Aide then on to USS Enterprise (CVN-65) as Electronic Warfare Officer. Went to the Reserves at NAS Moffett Field, California then to CPW-2 1981 - 1982 then my department head tour with VP-22, June 1982 - July 1985, PPMC with the Blues Crew. Left VP-22 and spent the next five years in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas at VT-27 and Trawing 4. Retired in 1990. Now working in Municipal Government as the Emergency Management Director for the City of Irving Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys and also serve as the President of the Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT) http://www.emat-tx.org..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 02JUN2002 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 14JAN2001 | 12OCT98]

Memorial Picture "...MEEKS, Melvin...My Father, Melvin Meeks, sadly passed away in 2008. Dad served with VP-22 (1975-1977) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I was 8-10 when I lived on base and it was the best time of my life. I remember squadron parties on the beach, the movie theatre and being able to walk to the hanger to see my Dad. Dad worked on P-3's and retired in 1983..." Contributed by Laurie Meeks Berube laurieberube6789@gmail.com [20JAN2011]

MELVIN, Richard dmelvin@twcny.rr.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1958 to 1960 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07MAR2011]

MERCHANT, William "Bill" scporet@bigriver.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1971 to 1976. I was the radio operator with the infamous Platts Rats. I retired in 1994 as senior. Does anyone know what as happened to Dave Platt. I'm am currently a SGT with Millington P.D..." [23MAY2011]

MERRILL, Mike mikemerr2@cox.net "...I served with VP-22 (05/1962-07/1965) with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan (2) and NS Sangley Point, Philippines, VP-44 (09/1969-07/1971) with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Rota, Spain/ NAS Sigonella, Sicily / Souda Bay, NAS Bermuda and VX-1 (08/1971-08/1974)..."[E-Mail Updated 01OCT2013 | E-Mail Updated 23JUN2000 | 15DEC97]

MERZ, ADJ2 Charlie Retired merz325@msn.com "...I served with VP-22 from January 1961 to January 1965. I flew with LCRD Woods in Crew Eight and LT Lawrence in Crew Eleven. I was the Plane Captain for two of the greatest crews that VP-22 ever had. Woody, ENS Hoyt, Gunner Thompson, Harvey Heinz, Minnie Minahan, Jin Malloy, Charlie to Greek, and many others that time has erased from my memory. I retired from the Navy in November 1976..." [26MAR2004]

MEYER, Gary C. gcmeyer@adelphia.net "...I served with VP-10 from 1967-1968, VP-22 (BlueGoose) from 1973-1976, NRL ( NAS Patuxent River, Maryland) from 1977-1979. I was a jet mechanic in VP-10 and later re enlisted for Flight Engineer School after a tour on the USS Oriskany. I flew F/E for about 8 years ended up getting out and started working at NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC). I retired from NASA in February 2002 and now work for a Government Construction Contractor as the Program Manager. Hi, to all the old "BlueGeese"..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 20APR2002]

MILLER, Larry "PoGo" pogo456@yahoo.com "...Just found this site and chuckled pleasantly to see so many old Shipmates (VP-22) still around from my tour 1960 through 1962. Best to all..." Personal WebSite: http://www.pogo456.com [29DEC2002]

MINAHAN, ATN2 Ed edsigns@floodcity.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1961 to 1963 on Crew 7 and Crew 8. Crew 7 was the first alpha designated crew in the Pacific fleet in 1962 and that we were deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan during the Cuban Missile Crises and served many deployments to NAS Midway Island and NAS Agana, Guam and all the other wonderful outposts in the WesPac region..." [BIO Updated 17AUG2002 | 29AUG98]

MINYARD, PO1 Edward D. Retired EMinyard54613704@aol.com "...I served with the Navy from 1969 to August 31, 1993. I have spent most of my time in the Hawaiian Island serving with VR-21, VC-1, VP-6, VP-22, VP-17, NAS Pensacola, Florida Test Cell Operator, NS Mayport Florida (USS Saratoga), NAF St. Louis Mo. Douglas Corp. A-12, and Naval Recruiting Office St. Louis, Mo. I would like to talk to any one of my former Shipmates just to know how you are doing and to let them know that I am thinking of them. Hey Doc - how is the old Watermellon Gang doing? Fair wings and good sailing..." [18MAR2001]

MIRISE, CAPTAIN Kerry W. Retired kwmirise16@hotmail.com "...member of AOC class 42-55, the last one to go all the way through basic training in the SNJ! After earning my wings at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas, I served with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1957-60 flying a P2V-5F. NAS Kodiak, Alaska deployment as PPC crew 9. Joined VP-31 as plank-owner flight instructor in 1960-63. Back to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with VP-28, 1966-68, as Asst OPS officer and PPC of crew 4. After transitioning to the P-3 with VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, joined VP-16 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida as CDR Jim Wetzel's XO in April 1972. I then had a delightful tour as CO of the Eagles, thanks to a wonderful complement of officers led by my XO, Ron Castle, and a simply superb squadron of crewmembers and "groundpounders". The E awards won by the Eagles are a testament to their professional skills and dedication to excellence. Served as CO, Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia, 1973-76, then went to London to join CINCUSNAVEUR Staff as a logistic planner, then to Stuttgart, Germany in 1980 as Chief, Logistics Plans Branch, HQ, USEUCOM. I joined the Naval War College faculty after 4 years in Germany and taught logistics until retiring in July, 1986..." [12AUG2003]

MITCHELL, LCDR (Ret) Douglas M. (Pooh Bear) poobearmit@aol.com "...Flight Engineer and CWO/LDO Maintenance Officer. I served as a F/E with VP-56 from 1968-1971, VP-45 from 1972-1975, VP-30 instructor from 1975-1978, VP-5 from 1978-1981, and CPW-11 from 1981-1983 when I was selected to CWO-2. I was assigned to CPW-2 from 1983-1985, got selected for LDO and transferred to VP-22 from 1985-1988. I returned to VP-30 as MMCO from 1988-1991, was assigned to VP-49 from 1991-1994 and retired from CPW-11 on 1 December 1994. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading through the VP-Navy Shipmates summary and would love to hear from past crewmembers and maintenance personnel. Twenty-seven years in the P-3 Navy was definitely the highlight of my Thirty year career!!..." [19FEB99]

MONTGOMERY, LCDR Kenneth Retired montkl@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1972 to 1975 (Active Duty) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VP-65 from 1975 to 1979 (Active Reserve) NAS Point Mugu, California..." [09DEC2006]

MOORE, AMCS Chuck Retired charlesmoore3@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 (1970-1973) - best time of my life til grand kids..." [28NOV2011]

MOORE, ADCS Randy Retired randall.w.moore@lmco.com "...Hi Y'all! I'm a career FE from 2nd mech beginnings in VP-5 (73-78), then VP-30 instructing (78-81), then VP-1, VP-31, VP-22, CPW-2, VP-47 and NADEP JAX for a closer. Retired 12/98 and life is good! Now with Lockheed Martin, still playing with the World's Greatest Airplane! Many great memories of the exciting traveling life and great Shipmates. Feel free to shoot me a line!..." [05AUG99]

Memorial Picture "...MOORER, Admiral Thomas H...(Served with VP-22, VB-132, FAW-2, FAW-10, and USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13)) - Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Thomas Moorer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from July 1970 to June 1974 and chief of naval operations from 1967 to 1970, died today at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. He was 91. The 41-year Navy veteran retired from active duty in 1974, ending a distinguished career that included service as the seventh chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and 18th chief of naval operations. Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Gordon England, praised the admiral's distinguished service by saying, "Admiral Thomas Moorer served his country with honor, courage and commitment throughout his active and dynamic life. "His bravery in combat, his dedication and strong leadership as chief of naval operations and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff guided our Navy, and our armed forces, through some of the most turbulent years in America's history." Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said, "I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Admiral Tom Moorer. He served the United States Navy and our great nation with distinction. Admiral Moorer's legacy, as both chief of naval operations, and as the seventh chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has made a lasting impression on all of us who have followed. "On behalf of General Myers, and all the Joint Chiefs of Staff, I offer our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Moorer family during this difficult time. May you draw comfort from your memories, as we remember fondly how Admiral Moorer served his country - and all of us - so well." Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern Clark added, "Admiral Moorer's leadership had a profound impact on our institution and a personal influence on many of us who were fortunate enough to serve under him. He displayed extraordinary courage both in combat and in the process of instituting positive change throughout our military." Born Feb. 9, 1912, in Mt. Willing, Ala., Adm. Moorer graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1933. After completing naval aviation training at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in 1936, he flew with fighter squadrons based on the carriers Langley, Lexington and Enterprise. Adm. Moorer was serving with Patrol Squadron Twenty-Two at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked in December 1941. His squadron subsequently participated in the Dutch East Indies Campaign in the Southwest Pacific where he flew numerous combat missions. Moorer received a Purple Heart after being shot down and wounded off the coast of Australia in February 1942 and then surviving an attack on the rescue ship, which was sunk by enemy action the same day. Moorer received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his valor three months later when he braved Japanese air superiority to fly supplies into and evacuate wounded out of the island of Timor. Tours afloat included operations officer aboard USS Midway and on the staff of Commander Carrier Division Four, Atlantic Fleet. Moorer commanded USS Salisbury Sound. Promoted to vice admiral in 1962, Moorer took command of the Seventh Fleet, and in June 1964 became commander in chief of the Pacific Fleet as a full admiral. One year later, he took command of NATO's U.S. Atlantic Command and the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, becoming the first naval officer to command both the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets. President Johnson appointed him chief of naval operations in 1967, and after serving almost three years, President Nixon selected him to be chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff--the first naval officer to hold this position in 13 years. On July 2, 1974, Adm. Moorer retired from active duty. At his retirement ceremony, a second Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal was presented by Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger for extraordinary performance of duty and exceptional achievement as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from January 1973 to June 1974. In this citation, the secretary of defense said, "I particularly note that Tom Moorer has always put his country's interests before anything else, and it is this quality I recognize in presenting him the only oak leaf cluster ever given to the Defense Distinguished Service Medal." Adm. Moorer is survived by his wife, the former Carrie Ellen Foy, and their four children...Tom Frohne t@frohne.com" [25FEB2004]

MOORER, ADMIRAL Thomas H. http://navsci.berkeley.edu/NIMITZ/pastspeaker-1990.html "...Thomas Hinman Moorer was born in Mount Willing, Alabama, February 9, 1912, son of the late Dr. R. R. Moorer and the late Mrs. (Hulda Hill Hinson) Moorer. He graduated from Cloverdale High School in Montgomery, Alabama, Valedictorian of the Class of 1927, and on June 10, 1929, entered the U. S. Naval Academy. As a midshipman he played football for three years. He graduated and was commissioned an ensign on June 1, 1933, and through subsequent promotions attained the rank of rear admiral on August 1, 1958; vice admiral, on October 5, 1962 and admiral, on June 26, 1964. After graduation in June 1933, he served six months on board the USS SALT LAKE CITY as a junior officer in the gunnery department. He assisted in fitting out the USS NEW ORLEANS at the Navy Yard, New York, and served in the cruiser's gunnery and engineering departments from her commissioning on February 15, 1934, until he detached in June 1935. During the next year, he was a student at the NAS Pensacola, Florida. After completing the flight training in July 1936, he was designated a Naval Aviator. In August 1936 he was assigned to Fighting Squadron ONE- B, based briefly on the USS Langley I (AV-3) and later on the USS LEXINGTON. He was transferred in July 1937 to Fighting Squadron SIX, based on the USS ENTERPRISE, and continued duty with that squadron until August 1939. He then joined VP-22, a unit of FAW-2, and later FAW-10, and was with that Squadron at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked the Fleet there on December 7, 1941. His squadron was sent to the Southwest Pacific and during the Dutch East Indies Campaign, he was shot down in a PBY on February 19, 1942, north of Darwin, Australia. He was rescued by a ship which was sunk by enemy action the same day. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received February 19, 1942, and the Silver Star Medal for "extremely gallant and intrepid conduct as pilot of a Patrol Plane during and following an attack by enemy Japanese aircraft in the vicinity of Cape Diemen, February 19, 1942..." After his return to the United States in July 1942, he had temporary duty from August of that year to March of the next in the United Kingdom, as a mining observer for the Commander in Chief, U. S. Fleet. He then fitted out and assumed command of VB-132, operating in Cuba and Africa from its base at Key West, Florida, Boca Chica Air Base. Detached from that command, he served as gunnery and tactical officer on the staff of Commander Air Force, Atlantic, from March 1944 to July 1945. He was awarded the Legion of Merit: "For meritorious conduct ... as Force Gunnery and Tactical Officer on the Staff of Commander Air Force, Atlantic Fleet..." From August 1945 until May 1946, he was assigned to the Strategic Bombing Survey-Japan of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, engaged in the interrogation of Japanese officials. For two years thereafter, he served as executive officer of the Naval Aviation Ordnance Test Station, NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. He next had duty afloat as operations officer of the USS MIDWAY (July 1948-July 1950). Reporting in August 1950 to Inyokern, California, he served for a year as experimental officer of the Naval Ordnance Test Station. During the year following, he was a student at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, and in August 1953, again reported for duty on the staff of Commander Air Force, Atlantic Fleet. In May 1955 he was ordered to the Navy Department to serve as aide to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Air) and in July 1956 was detached to sea duty as commanding officer aboard USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13). On July 26, 1957 his selection for the rank of Rear Admiral was approved by the President and in October of the same year, he reported as Special Assistant, Strategic Plans Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department. From January 1, 1958 until July 1959, he was Assistant Chief of Naval Operations (War Gaming Matters), after which he commanded Carrier Division SIX. He returned to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in November 1960 and served as Director of the Long Range Objectives Group until October 1962 when he assumed command of the SEVENTH Fleet. For his service in this assignment he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. In June 1964 he became Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet. Admiral Moorer assumed command of NATO's Allied Command, Atlantic, the U. S. Unified Atlantic Command, and the U. S. Atlantic Fleet on April 30, 1965. On June 17, 1967, he was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a second Distinguished Service Medal: "For exceptionally meritorious service as Commander in Chief Atlantic, Commander in Chief U. S. Atlantic Fleet, Commander in Chief Western Atlantic Area, and Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic..." On June 3, 1967, he was named by President Johnson to succeed Admiral David L. McDonald, USN, as Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department. Admiral Moorer became the eighteenth Chief of Naval Operations on August 1, 1967. On January 13, 1969, he was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Distinguished Service Medal "For exceptionally meritorious service as Chief of Naval Operations from August 1967 to January 1969." He was reappointed Chief of Naval Operations by President Nixon on June 12, 1969. He was then nominated by President Nixon on April 14, 1970, to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Senate confirmed the appointment on June 17, 1970. On July 1, 1970, he was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Distinguished Service Medal "for exceptionally meritorious service to the Government of the United States in a duty of great responsibility as the Chief of Naval Operations from August 1967 to July 1970." The citation reflects his contributions to the modernization of the Navy's ships and aircraft, to the United State's future status as a world maritime power, to the security of the United States, and in support of United States foreign power and national strategy. On July 2, 1970, Admiral Moorer assumed the office of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was reappointed as Chairman of the J CS by President Nixon on June 20, 1972. This second appointment was confirmed by the Senate on June 30, 1972. The Defense Distinguished Service Medal was presented by Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird on January 10, 1973 for "extraordinary meritorious and distinguished service to the Government of the United States in a position of unique responsibility as Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff from July 1970 through January 1973." The accompanying citation notes, "Admiral Moorer has carried the heavy responsibilities of the country's senior military officer with great distinction during a crucial period in the history of the United States." He has been relied upon extensively by the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense for advice and counsel, which "has invariably been characterized by thoroughness, accuracy and wisdom." Also cited are his contributions in the areas of negotiations related to the Strategic Arms Limitations, Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions, Incidents at Sea, and the effectiveness of the Joint Chiefs of Staff representing the Armed Forces of the U. S. in the national security decision making process. On July 2, 1974, Admiral Moorer retired from active duty. At his retirement ceremony, a second Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal was presented by Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger for extraordinary performance of duty and exceptional achievement as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from January 1973 to June 1974. In this citation the Secretary of Defense said, "I particularly note that Tom Moorer has always put his country's interests before anything else, and it is this quality I recognize in presenting him the only oak leaf cluster ever given to the Defense Distinguished Service Medal." Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has joined the Board of Directors of NewsMax.com..." [20JUN2003]

MORGAN, ATCS Frankie Retired morgansmadhouse@live.com "...I served with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from October 1968 to December 1970 with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand..." [04MAY2009]

MORALES, Kirsten Swayzee kbsmor@myself.com "...I served with VP-22 (Personnel Office) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1988 to 1989. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [03MAY2010]

MORIARTY, LCDR Thom tjmoriarty99@yahoo.com or moriartytj@aol.com "...formerly of VP-10, now serving at FCTCLANT, Dam Neck, Virginia as Combat Systems Officer. Can be reached by e-mail or by DSN at 492-7734. Currently reside in Virginia Beach with wife Debbie. Served in VP-10 from November 97 - October 99. Served in VP-22 from March 88 - June 91. From June 91 - June 94, served at TSC (formerly ASWOC) NS Rota, Spain from June 94 - June 97, served with TACRON 21 and deployed with USS GUAM with 22nd MEU/SOC embarked from Jan 96 - Jul 96. Participated in non-combatant evacuation operations (NEO) off the coast of Monrovia, Liberia. Would love to hear from old Shipmates, especially "Blue Geese."...[BIO Updated 26MAR2000 | E-Mail Updated 22FEB99 | 05APR98]

MORROW, ETCS (SS)(AC) David H. Retired twomorrowsbnb@juno.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1953 to 1954. I married and shipped out in January 1955. Couldn't stand MT winters so reuped and served with FASRON-117 VP-48 (P5M's), FASRON-108 NAS Brunswick, Maine, VP-18 (P2V-7S's) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Then I got some sea duty and commissioned the USS kitty Hawk and deployed around the horn to a new home port of San Diego. In 1963 I switched to ETC and went to the Submarine USS Kamehameha SSBN 642 GOLD to get back to the Islands. Was there to 1969 and went to the USS Halibut (SSN-587). On the USS Halibut (SSN-587) I got to see what rusion rivers looked like. Read all about me in the book called "Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage" written by Sherry Sontag and Chris Drew. I made the first two deployments with the USS Halibut (SSN-587) and the retired as ETCS (SS) (AC). Wings and Dolphins! There are so few of us. Worked for the Indian Health Service for 20 years on Indian reservations from San Diego, CA to Barrow, Alaska fixing & calibrating medical equipment..." [17FEB2003]

MOSELEY, AW Don don.p.moseley@lmco.com "...I was an AW with the VP-22 "Blue Geese" from December 1970 to July 1974. I made 3 deployments, 2 to Naha and one to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines with Dets in NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, NSF Diego Garcia and yes, Bandar Abbas. I had the pleasure to serve with some of the finest, most professional and certainly the wildest VP sailors around. A few who have responded here like Bob Carney, Donnie Ackerman and Woody Crandall. I was in Crew 11 during the first NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan deployment and then in the skippers Crew 1 for the remainder of my tour with VP-22. I have so many great memories of so many people like Carey Powers, Kent Nygren and Gary "Slats" Slatengren from Crew 11, John Stambaugh, Rick Rodd and Bob Carney from Crew 1, and so many others I haven't mentioned (sorry). I don't want to forget to mention that amid all the fun and hard work of the NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan 1972 deployment, we lost one of our best radio operators, my best friend and surfing buddy, Mike "bags" Baglietto to lymphatic cancer. He is gone but his spirit is alive and well in those of us who knew him. I would enjoy the opportunity to get together and have a few San Miguels (painted label, of course) with some old friends and relive some of the good times since past..." [E-Mail Updated 04DEC2003 | 22SEP98]

MOSS, AFCM Bill "Red Dogg" wmoss56955@aol.com "...Really enjoyed the VP-22 Crew 7 picture on top of the FLY NAVY water tower in Tainan..I painted it! Was the Line PO at Det Tango from March 1969 to April 1973. Me and Kautz and Birdman all of us. We have a Det T Reunion every 2 years somewhere and just finished one at Mitzu's house in Anchorage! She was the cute one in the restaurant. Prior to that I was in VP-46 for the NS Sangley Point, Philippines / Utapao deployment in 1967. Retired in 1990 as an AFCM. Anybody know where Bart Hill from VP-46 Crew 1 and Jerry Johnson ended up?..." [22SEP2003]

MURDOCH, Lynn K. lmurdoch@pldtdsl.net "...I served with VR-21 ("Pineapple Airlines" C-130 Maintenance Company) from 1972 to 1976, VU-1 / VC-1 (two tours), VP-22 from 1979 to 1983, and VP-4 from 1986 to 1989. VR-21 was by and far the best..." [E-Mail Updated 20JUN2004 | 24JUL2002]

MYER, LT Robert C. bobmyer@alumni.pitt.edu "...I was TACCO on the P-3 VP-22's crash-qualled Subic Bay 17 JUN 79. I still stay in touch with Mike McNally who was, along with myself, one of the last non-mission commander qualified TACCOs. We have had at least two MAD-BOOM conventions that ran concurrently with tail-hook...who's to say who the real gropers were??? C'mon now...can't we get some boomers together for another one? Drop a line and I'll try to co-ordinate something for once in my life. God knows I never found a sub!!..." [E-Mail Upated 28FEB2009 | E-Mail Updated 23APR2001 | 21JAN99]


NANCE, AWCM Bill Retired shipmate pix...circa 1984 "That's right, I'm a ..... AW!" nance@whidbey.net "...Served in VP-48 74-77, VP-415 (PEP Canada) 77-79, VP-31 79-82, VP-22 82-86, VX-1 86-90. Drop a line and let's swap lies..." WEBSITE: http://www2.whidbey.net/nance/NANCE.HTM

NAU, John T. jtnau@bellsouth.net "...Aloha to all my fellow BLUE GEESE. Recognized quite a few of the world famous, or at least Gordon Avenue infamous, "Broccoli Marauders". I was In VP-22 from 1972 until 1977. Undoubtably the best command I ever served in. I was an AO and retired as an AOCS with 23 years and a few days. Served in VP-31 from 1970-1972, VP-22 1972-1977, VP-56 1980-1984, VP-30 1984-1987, VP-23 1987-1990, VP-30 1990-1993. This is one great website. Hope to hear from a few of my old friends and maybe even a few enemies..." [E-Mail Updated 13APR2001 | 25MAR98]

NELSON, Orlin S.(Chip) Jr. w4rll@knology.net "...I served in PATRON 22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii FROM 1965 -- 1967 AND THEN RETIRED FROM A DEPLOYMENT AT NAS Adak, Alaska.....Please let me hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 17AUG99 | 15FEB98]

Memorial Picture "...NELSON, CDR Robert R. "Bob"...NELSON, CDR Robert R. "Bob" [Deceased] c/o His Son Ron Nelson rnelsn@mindspring.com "...My dad, Robert R. Nelson was career Navy (1940-1967). Served as an enlisted pilot (NAP) during WWII with CASU 21, NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Took a commission in '50 and served with VP-22 from '50-'52 out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, with two deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan during Korea. He then moved to the "Green Dragons" (VP-102) with a subsequent tour with VW-15 on the DEW barriers out of NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada '57-'59. Also served as ship's company aboard carriers USS Saipan CV-34 ('47-'48) and USS Leyte CV-32 ('55-'57). Retired from COMNAVAIRLANT as a Cdr. Interested in corresponding with anyone whose path may have crossed his during any of those assignments..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 20JAN2005 | 19JAN2001]

NICHOLS, PNC Larry ldnichols@starpower.net "...I was in VP-22 and then VP-6 out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I was a PN1 when reporting to VP-22 and, if I remember correctly, was with VP-22 deployed at NAS Adak, Alaska when I made PNC ..." [03JUL2001]

NIELSEN, Rick ricknielsenrlnps@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 (1972-1973), VP-47 (1975-1980), VP-31 (1980-1983), VP-40 (1983-1985) and VP-19 (1988-1991)..." [22JUN2011]

NOLAN, Dr. Tom nolan@enter.net "...I flew in Crew 1 VP-22 with CDR P. J. Hartley Jr. etal during about 1963-1965. I was a ATN2 and radio operator. Would enjoy hearing from anyone from the time frame of the squadron. If anyone is interested I have two cruise books..." [31JUL99]

NORDTVEDT, CAPTAIN Ernie Retired orion828@aol.com "...CO/XO VP-16 Eagles, April 69-April 71, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. VP-1 1955-58 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and VP-22 Blue Goose 1962-65, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Became an academic, serving 15 years on College of Business Administraion Faculty, Loyola University, New Orleans, and 3 years on College of Busienss Faculty, Christian Brothers University, Memphis. Have now retired for the fourth time -- hope I have it right this time..." [12OCT98]

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De NOYER, Jim jbdenoyer8@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-22 (10/1948-08/1951) and live in San Jose, CA. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [Last Name Corrected 20MAY2014 | 02MAY2014]


O'BEIRNE, VICE ADMIRAL Francis (Frank) http://www.obeirnefamily.mcmail.com/FamilyO'Beirne/some_notable_enterpisers.htm "...Vice Admiral Francis (Frank) O'Beirne (b. 1903), son of Edward, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, in 1926 and served on the battleship USS Nevada and the aircraft carrier USS Lexington where he decided to become a Navy flier. He won his gold wings at the NAS Pensacola, Florida, in 1929, and was assigned to Fighting Squadron One based at San Diego, California. There he practiced three-plane aerobatics. A consequence was that he was one of a three-plane Army-Navy stunting team led by Colonel Charles Lindbergh that demonstrated formation aerobatics at the 1929 National Air Races, Cleveland, Ohio. He became a flight instructor at NAS Pensacola, Florida, then attended the Naval Postgraduate School at Annapolis, and in 1935 obtained his MS degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan. Over the next three years he served successively on the battleships USS West Virginia and USS California as a naval aviator and then in the precommissioning crew of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. He flew fighters, dive bombers, observation float planes and flying boats during his active flying career. Frank then became a staff engineering officer at Coronado, California. In 1940 he was transferred to NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as commanding officer of VP-22 which flew PBY (Catalina) flying boats. In late summer of 1941 he took two aircraft of his squadron on the first US Navy flight from Pearl Harbor to Australia and New Guinea. The purpose was to carry Army Air Force pilots to select sites for B-17 bomber bases in the little-known areas of the Dutch East Indies in the event of war with the Japanese, which in fact began about three months later. Frank's second in command on this mission was Lieut. Thomas Moorer who much later became Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed six of the squadron's aircraft by bombing and strafing and seriously damaged the remainder. In less than a month the squadron was re-equipped with new aircraft from California and Frank took it to Darwin, Australia, and then to Java where it joined the aircraft of the Asiatic Fleet already there and three seaplane tenders. They moved about as the Japanese advanced, operating out of various small harbors in the Java/Celebes regions. After eleven of his twelve PBYs had been destroyed in combat or combat-related accidents, the lone survivor was able to reach Perth, Australia, in March 1942 where the squadron was disestablished. After a few months commanding a seaplane tender, the USS Childs, in the Indian Ocean, Frank became Naval Intelligence Officer on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur, at Brisbane. He was transferred to Washington in 1943 to become a member of the Joint War Plans Committee that planned the final assaults on Japan. In command of the escort carrier USS Breton, he helped support the preparations of Admirals Halsey and Spruance for those assaults before the atomic bombs eliminated the need for them. Between the end of World War II and his retirement in 1963 Frank, by then an Admiral, had some 14 assignments. Some were administrative. For two years he was Assistant Naval Attachι in London, then a Member of the Continental U.S. Defense Planning Group of the Joint Chiefs of Staff which included the Canada-U.S. Defense Planning Committee. As Director of Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff he was responsible for the planning and direction of joint exercises and operations and on occasion briefed the President of the United States concerning them. As Commander of Field Operations of the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project he was responsible for the accountability, storage, maintenance, shipment, and military testing of all U.S. nuclear weapons and the training of all military personnel in the handling of them..." [28JUN2003]

OHLRICH, AD1 Tom thomas_ohlrich@msn.com "...I served as a Jet Engine Mech / Shop Supervisor AIMD, NAS Moffett Field, California from 1965 to 1969. Went to VP-28 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from March 1969 to disestablishment after return from Okinawa. Served with VP-22 from 1969 to 1971 in P/P, QA, and as 2nd Mech. Instructor at NAMTD 1012 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1971 to 1976. Served with VP-40 as P/P Supervisor, Maint. Control, Flight Engineer. Retired May 1980. (Had 4 years Air Force, prior) Last job held, was as a Telecommunication Technician. Tore knee up, had total knee replaced 2000. Now on permanent disability. Living in Elk Grove, Ca. (15 miles from Capital, Sacramento. Would like to hear from anybody that remembers me..." [01AUG2004]

Memorial Picture "...OLSON, AO2 Steven J...Crew 12, VP-22 from 1969 t0 1962 passed away in the early summer 2001. He leaves his wife Susan and a daughter. Steve was a great person and dedicated his after service life to children (Phd child psychology). This note is to let all old shipmates know the sad news. Jerry Woodward yolano@napanet.net..." [01MAR2002]

ORTON, Rick rick_orton@hotmail.com "...I was an IFT with VP-22 from 1981 to 1985. I now live in the Atlanta area with my wife Lisa, my 16 year old son Ricky and a 10 year old daughter, Tiffany. Anyone from the days, please contact me. A Reunion could be in order. Anyone know how to contact Dan Lind?..." [25APR2000]

OSBORNE, HENRY "OZ" osborneh@rbcinc.com "...AT1 (AW/NAC) "OZ" STILL HANGING OUT IN THE P-3 COMMUNITY. CURRENTLY I WORK FOR THE P-3 CLASS DESK AT NAVAIR. WAS IN VP-64 (77-79), VP-68 (79-81), VP-4 (81-83), VP-22 (83-85), CINCUSNAVEUR(86-89), VXN-8 (89-93). DROP ME A LINE. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE KEVIN LANDIS ATC IS???..." [23MAR98]

OSTROM, LT Brian proav8r@mac.com "...I served with VP-22 (LT/PPC) from 1985 to 1988. I am currently a Captain with American Airlines and live in Phoenix and Miami..." [03MAY2009]

OVERTURF, Greg gregvtrf@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (1968-1971)..." [26NOV2011]


PADGETT, ARM2 Carl L. Carjyky2nv@aol.com "...I was in the Navy from April 23rd, 1942 to the spring of 1947. I was a ARM2/C and in Squadrons TTSA, NAS Banana River, Florida, VPB-204, and VPB-22..." [03JUN2002]

PADILLA, CMDCM Leo Retired vp47cmc@aol.com "...Yo Shipmates, finally removed my khakis after 33 years of service 1 June 03. My last tour was with NSAWC in NAS Fallon, Nevada, sadly not with a P-3 command. Twenty-seven years with P2Vs and P-3A/B/Cs, I was like a fish out of water in Fallon. Luckily, Shipmates at K-Bay persuaded me to do a retirement ceremony there with my community. Mahalo to CMDCM Mo Radke and YNCM Larry Box. The finishing touch to the day was some painted label San Miguel and Red Horse, compliments from AECS Ron Wood, mahalo Mate. I'm now a college student working towards a degree in Golf Course and Sports Turf Management and a househusband. Life is GREAT, and transition has been smooth. My only hang-up is missing the great times and sea stories with the gang. I'd love to hear from friends during tours in VP-4, VP-6, VP-22, VP-31, VP-46, VP-47, VP-48, CPW-2, CPWP, CPRFP, VQ-3, and PMTC, NAS Point Mugu, California. Final destination is Mesquite, NV, but temporarily in San Diego for school..." [BIO Updated 24OCT2003 | BIO Updated 18APR2000 | 22OCT98]

PADILLA, AMHC Luis G. rico__padilla@hotmail.com "...I've served as a 8251 since 1989. I started my flying career at VP-31, graduated FE school and then move on to the VP-22 Blue Geese. After the Blue Geese closed their nest I moved on to The Pro's Nest VP-30 as an IFE, and then settled my feathers here at the Pelicans Nest VP-45. I still enjoy pushing those power levers and look forward to many more years to come. All fellow Blue Geese, Pro's Nest and Pelicans aircrew I send my salute. Long live the local 8251 association, we are few and proud and true professionals..." [14MAY99]

PAGE, LCDR E. T. III etpage@cotullaairport.com "...I served in VP-22 from 74-77 (Crew 4 initially, then Crew 12). The people and experiences during these years were the best ever, and enriched my life beyond description. The places we went and the things we did are almost surreal as I look back on them, but we know they really happened and we were a part of history in the making. On the lighter side, I still enjoy remembering back to those "man-eating crabs" on Diego Garcia, as Time magazine described them, and so many other things that the media was so clueless about that we did and experienced on a regular basis. My fondest memories include being a part of Crew 12; what a great crew. What I learned during this tour has served me well throughout my life. After leaving VP-22, I instructed in T-28's in VT-31 (77-78) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas which was FUN as well as rewarding. Later, I was able to fly in the Reserves (VP-67, NAS Memphis, Tennessee) a few years, but unfortunately I got too busy to stay in. I'm still spending my time managing an airport business in South Texas these days. It would be nice to touch base with former squadron mates if you are so inclined. A heartfelt thank you to all of you, and I hope you are doing well..." [12SEP2013]

PALMER, ABH3 John jpal5008@optusnet.com.au "...I served with VP-22 (1973-1976) with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. I was a day time duty driver and later worked in the Line Shack..." [28SEP2011]

PANCHYSHYN, Steve "Panch" mlndshear@aol.com "...I served in VP-22 from Jul89 to Jun92 as TACNAV (last SuperBees), NAVCOM (boo), and TACCO. As Wil Moore's crew, I was the last active duty TACNAV to fly on a Soviet Sub. I was M/C on Crew 3 "Da Bone Crew" and did a NAF Misawa, Japan Deployment with an awesome crew. I served in NRLFSD from Nov 93 to Sept 95 as NAV/Tube Manager, M/C on multi-worldwide, various missions. 183 days on the road on this "shore tour" is not uncommon. Great people/missions. Ed. note...How does Jeff Kerling do it?..." [E-Mail Updated 29MAR2000 | 08APR98]

PARMEGGIANI, Tony tx4xno1@aol.com "...I was in VP-50 from 87-91, VP-22 from 81-85, and a recruiter from 91-94. I was an FE in VP-50 on crew 1 most of the time I was there..." [E-Mail Updated 12JUL2001 | E-Mail Updated 31OCT99 | 25JAN98]

Memorial Picture "...PATTIN, AWC Virgil E...(VP-1, VP-2, VP-22, VP-31, VP-42, VP-48, FAETUPAC, First Radio Research Co., ASWOC and ASCAC) - I am sorry to report that Virgil Pattin, AWC, 1957-1960, passed away this past Monday at his home in El Cajon, CA. A Memorial Service is planned for Monday, November 19 in Santee, CA. If you would like to contact Ruthie her address is: 319 Richardson Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020, (619) 328-6838..." Contributed by GOODMAN, AWCS Edward E. (Ed) Retired edinsea@hotmail.com [18NOV2012]

PATTIN, AWC Virgil E. Retired k7vp@arrl.net "...I served my first tour on board the USS Wasp, then got lucky and was transfered to VP-48 in January 1957. I stayed till 1960 and became the first JEZ operator on the west coast. Helped decommission GMGRU 1 (Guided Missile Group ONE) at NAS Point Mugu, California. Went to FAETUPAC and had a blast in ASW. Went to VP-42 and helped transistion to the P2V-5's. Got some schooling at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee then off to VP-31. Got a short tour of sea duty while on shore duty with First Radio Research Co. (US Army) in 1967, great bunch of guys. Went to VP-2 where I was the last guy to make chief before the squadron decommissioned in 1969. Off to VP-1 just in time to deploy back to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Did a tour of ASCAC (Anti-Submarine Classification and Analysis Center) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, transisioned to the P-3's and did my final tour in VP-22. Was stationed at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Had a fun time in all the VP Squadrons. The best time in the navy was flying radio in the P5M 1 & 2's. Would love to hear from any of the old "Pig Boat" Sailors..." [E-Mail Updated 28JUN2002 | E-Mail Updated 31AUG2001 | E-Mail Updated 08JUL2000 | E-Mail Updated 31MAY2000 | 06JUN99][ICQ# 7699287]

Memorial Picture "...PENDELL, CDR Carl R. Shipmate Pix...Sept. 21, 1928 Santa Barbara, CA – Sept. 14, 2009 Escondido, CA. Son of Alva S. and Hazel Pendell, raised in Whittier, California, Commander PENDELL attended the University of California at Los Angeles under the NROTC program and was graduated and commissioned in 1951. His first assignment was aboard the USS Hopewell (DD681), making two deployments to Korea. In December 1952 Commander PENDELL was assigned to flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator on December 22, 1953. His first squadron assignment was VP-22 home ported in Hawaii. His next squadron was VP-4 home ported at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan flying P2V-5F Neptunes 1957-1959. Commander PENDELL participated in Taiwan Straits patrols. Commander PENDELL served as a flight instructor and head of ground school for multi-engine training group at NAF Milton, Florida from 1959 to 1962 until his transfer to USS Valcour (AVP-55). As Navigator and Air Officer, he participated in two deployments to the Persian Gulf involving three transits of the Suez Canal. In July 1964 until May 1966 he was assigned to Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet Staff where he held down the airdesk in Current Operations until transferred to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. While on this assignment, he flew logistic flights in support of Navy units in Vietnam. In June 1968 he was transferred to Staff of Commander Fleet Air Mediterranean at NAF Naples, Italy and served as Operations Officer until July 1971 when he reported to Naval Aerospace Recovery Facility, El Centro, California, as Executive Officer. Commander PENDELL reported to Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group, Pacific Fleet on 19 August 1974 and served as the Executive Officer. Commander PENDELL retired July 1, 1977. Commander Carl R. PENDELL has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device (1960), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, China Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. Following his Naval Service, Commander PENDELL attended Southwestern Law School and became an Attorney in San Diego, California. He was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity, a Lt. Colonel in the US Air Force Civil Air Patrol and a member of the Stoneridge Country Club. His favorite pastimes were flying, sailing, boating, golfing and hunting. Commander PENDELL is survived by his dear friend Shirley Goff, also survived by his ex-wife Gail Pendell, .  brother Alva Pendell, Jr of Klamath Falls, OR; sister, Virginia Henderson and husband Mike of Largo, FL; sons, Carl Pendell, Jr. and wife Paula of San Marcos,CA; Mark Pendell of San Diego, CA; daughter, Pamela McLean and husband Joel of Amarillo, TX; six grandchildren, Katie, Sean, Scott, Kimberly, Erin and Kyle; and four great-grandchildren Stephanie, Christopher, Cali and Ethan who will treasure his memory in their hearts always. A memorial celebration was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 26, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. An on line Guest Book available until 10/23/2010 can be accessed at: Guest Book for Carl Robert Pendell – Online Guest Book by North County Times and Legacy.com. http://www.legacy.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookid=8933665350475&cid=full..." Contributed by Steve/Andy Andruszkewicz sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [21OCT2009]

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

PETERSDORFF-REYNHART, Richard W. "Pete" Retired rnwplus3@qwest.net "...I started out with VP-30 from 1980 to 1982, VP-22 for some sun-n-fun in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1982 to 1985 and then the "real" fun began in VAQ-33. That had to have been the best damn duty a guy could get. I worked on the "Whale" for 8 great years, from 1986 to 1993 (disestablishment). Then on to NAS Jacksonville, Florida with VP-45, and a fun tour with Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTRAGRUDET) NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I retired from VP-45 in June 2000. I am currently working in Arizona for Intel, as a Indusrtial Waste Specialist. I would like to hear from my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 23SEP2007 | 26OCT2001]

PICKERING, Richard Charles "Papa Rich" Retired Shipmate Pix paparich@comcast.net "...Joined the Navy - Flying Midshipmen Program (03/1946), Preflight at NAS Pensacola, Florida (08/1948–03/1949), Basic Flight Training at various NAS (03/1949–10/1949), Advanced Flight Training at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (11/1949-02/1950), Navigation Training at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (03/1950–04/1950), VP-6 (Maintenance Department) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (05/1950–01/1953), Advanced Training Command (Flight Instructor in PB4Y2 and P2V) at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas (03/1953–09/1955), Maintenance School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (10/1955–12/1955), VP-22 (Maintenance Officer) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (01/1956–09/1957), FAW-2 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (10/1957–02/1960), Naval Post Graduate School at Monterey, California (03/1960–03/1962), Bureau of Naval Personnel (PERS F) at Arlington, Virginia (04/1962–03/1964), Naval Air Technical Training Center at NAS Glynco, Georgia (04/1964–06/1964), USS Essex (CV-9) (CIC and Operations Officer) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (07/1964–07/1966), Office of Naval Operations (Aircraft Carrier Assignment - World Wide) at Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia (08/1966–07/1968), U.S. Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island (08/1968-07/1969), Staff, Commander-In-Chief ((CINCPAC), Camp H, M, Smith, Oahu, Hawaii, Briefing officer for Admiral John Sidney McCain Jr.) U.S. Pacific Command (08/1969–06/1972), NAS Moffett Field, California (Maintenance Officer and Executive Officer) (07/1972–07/1976) and retired (with 6000 pilot hours) on July 1, 1976..." [12AUG2013]

PIERCE, AMSC Ron Retired ron@ptm.com "...I served with VP-31 from 1969 to 1971, VP-22 from 1972 to 1978, NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (ASW) from 1978 to 1981, VF-151 from 1981 to 1984, VP-46 from 1987 to 1991, and VX-5 from 1991 to 1992 and retired in 1993. The VP-22 years are the most memorable. Hey, anyone want to go to Bandar Abbas, knock down a few SKOLs and teach some Iranians a little English (to promote quality cultural coexistence, of course). Today I write communications host server software and in-house client applications for the company I have been with since 1996. I also wear a DBA hat. I was in Butte, Montana for a couple years then moved to the Tampa, Florida area in late 1994. It's not Hawaii, but it ain't bad..." [BIO Updated 14MAY2004 | E-Mail Updated 05FEB99 | Updated 16JAN98] [ICQ# 5185444]

PINKLEY, Ray wrpbsp@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-22 (TACCO) from June 1967 to June 1970 with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. I flew with Crew-9 and later on Crew-3. After VP-22 I served with VT-29 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. I loved my time in the Navy and should have paid them for the opportunity to serve with so many great individuals. I would like to hear from former Shipmates. Presently living in Port Orange, Fl..." [10JUN2011]

PITTMAN, AE3 Joseph R. elanjo@charter.net "...I served with VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan from 1951 to 1952. I flew with Radio/Crown Gunner with Crew 9. The only name I can remember was LT Kiddo (Pilot) and Parkay as Crew Chief. I am lucky to still have a loose goose patch prize to keep. I would love to speak with former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01SEP2004 | 22OCT2004 | 11SEP2000]

POORE, Morris mwpoore@yahoo.com "...Hey I can't believe I found a website with VP-22 on it, this place rocks!!!! I was in VP-22 from 82-84 I was a ASM so they sent me back to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii on shore duty from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I felt like I lost a friend when I found out they decommisioned the Blue Geese. You guys are great aloha..." [E-Mail Updated 30SEP2000 | E-Mail Updated 07FEB2000 | 01SEP98]

PORTER, PN2 John C. "Chuck" paxjcp@hotmail.com "...I was a PN2 with VP-22 from 1992 to disestablishment in 1994. The XO and I shut the doors on the last day. I was looking through our last Cruise book the other night. There are a lot of really good memories! I especially remember the great deployment to NSF Diego Garcia! Aloha to fellow PN's Chris "Roids" Catrett, Dano Shult, Wes Hanks, Marda Healy and unofficial PN Scott Peters (DKSN type, 1 each)!..." [25MAY2003]

POWERS, AECS Jeff Retired vector@home.com "...I served in VP-22 from April 72 to September 78 and in VP-4 from April 81 through April 84. Those years at Barbers with the "Skinny Dragons and "Blue Geese" were the best!..."

PRALL, AWC Ben Retired benpeg@yahoo.com "...VP-46 11/65-6/70; VP-31 6/70-3/74; VP-22 3/74-5/78; FASOMFT 6/78-6/81; VP-46 6/81-4/84. Retired AWC 5/84..." [04MAY2000]

PRAY, Dan C. Retired daniel_pray@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1984 to 1987, VP-48 from 1987 to 1990, VP-31 1990 to 1992, VP-47 from 1992 to 1996, and then Executive Transport Department NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1996 to 1999. I retired in May of 1999. I was a FE. I am still presently flying as a FE with U. S. Customs P-3 Operations Center Corpus Christi, Texas..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 11AUG2009 | 26DEC2000]

PRINGLE, AFCM Jim Retired JPrin43008@aol.com "...Served in VP-22, 1970-1973, and VP-1, 1976-1980. I knew a guy by the name of Robert Carney in VP-22..."

PRINTKE, Thomas E. shortmort1@charter.net "...I was attached to VP-22 from December 1964 until September 1966. Worked out of the squadron's Power Plants shop under PO1 Adair and Chief MacManaman. COs at the time I was in VP-22 were P.J. Hartley, Goerge Prasnos and Fuller (don't remember his first name). Was with the deployment that was at NS Sangley Point, Philippines and check crew (The Forgotten Few) at the NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, we were involved in Operation Markettime during the build up in Vietman flying patrols in the South China Seas and Gulf of Tonkin. Would like to get in touch with Leonard W. Dietrich - I was the best man at his wedding in Hawaii in 1966..." [20FEB2003]

PRUETT, AT3 Terry tpruett@ccountry.net "...I served with VP-22 as a Radio Operator during the NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan deployment in 1972 (including the TDY to Tainan, Taiwan and patrols off Viet Nam). While I could have been a far better sailor, I certainly enjoyed that special time in my life in the Blue Goose Squadron. I was medivaced back to the states for a hearing loss just prior to the end of deployment and never received a cruisebook. If anyone can help me locate one for that cruise, please contact me..." [19JUN2004]

PUGH, AWCS Bill Retired anabil007@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 (1961-1963), VP-22 (1966-1969), FAW-2 (ASCAC) (1969-1972) and VP-31 (1972-1976). I am currently working at the Moffet Federal Airfield at the NASA Ames Research Center..." [E-Mail Updated 17JUL2011 | 06OCT97]

PUKL, Joseph M. c/o His Son Joseph M. Pukl, Jr. joepukl@InfoAve.Net "...My Dad, Joseph M. Pukl 710-33-86, flew in VP-22 from April 8, 1944 until rotating out in June 1945..." [12MAY2001]

PYCH, Jeffrey jeffpych@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1983-1986), after which I separated from the Navy and did another four years as a full time college student. In 1996 I settled in Colorado and have been loving it! Would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 10SEP2011 | BIO Updated 22FEB2001]


QUINLAN, AT1(NAC) Donald J. donq@pioneernet.net "...I've been in VP-22, VPU-2 and now VQ-1..."


RADIEL, ADJC Harold "Ed" Retired Flighted@aol.com "...VP-42, VP-22, VP-17, VP-31 & VT31. From P5M's to P2V'S as Plane Captain to P-3's as Flight Engineer. Served from 1954 to 1974 when I retired. VP-42 56 to 61, VT 31 61 to 65, VP-22 65 to 69, VP-17 69 to 72. Would sure like to here from old Shipmates..." [07JUL98]

RAMSEY, AFCM(AW) Dennis R. drams01@yahoo.com "...Hello Shipmates. Here is my career in a nut shell. To my friends I have made throughout my career, I send a hearty hello! AFEES/MEPPS NAS Oakland, California December 1979, RTC NB San Diego, California December 1979-February 1980, VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida March 1980-July 1980, VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii July 1980-April 1984, VA-122 NAS Lemoore, California April 1984-August 1984, ORD. MOD. DECOMM OF VA-122 DET. NAS Fallon, Nevada, OMD NAS Fallon, Nevada August 1984-December 1987, Broken service December 1987-August 1988, NAVET "U" NB San Diego, California August 1988, VP-9 NAS Moffett Field, California September 1988-September 1992, VX-5/VX-9 NAWC NAS China Lake, California September 1992-July 1996, VAW-113 NAS Miramar, California/NAWC NAS Point Mugu, California July 1996-December 1999, VQ-4 Tinker AFB, OK January 2000-February 2002, VQ-3 Tinker AFB, OK March 2002-January 2003, NAMTRAGRUDET/CNATT DET Tinker Tinker AFB, OK January 2003- December 2004, Retired January 2005, Currently working for Rockwell Collins as a Loggie (developing the Pubs, Training, Sparing, Depot Support etc. for the Electronics and Communications systems that we design and build)..." [BIO Updated 12MAR2007 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 12JUN2004 | E-Mail Updated 04AUG2002 | BIO Updated 05APR2002 | E-Mail Updated 25APR2001 | 01AUG99]

RAUSCHER, ATC Jerry j2crausch@msn.com "...I first joined VP-22 in August of 1956 and spent the next 7 and a half wonderful exciting years with them. I then went to Florida to a heavy rag and 3 years later returned to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii VP-6 some years later returned to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to join VP-1. All wonderful years. Looking for anyone that has a few minutes to swap email..." [22APR2007]

RAUSCHER, Leon r2lrausc@wmconnect.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1957 through 1959. We were based in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and deployed to Japan and NAS Kodiak, Alaska..." [18APR2007]

REA, Bill WREA@irp.nida.nih.gov "...AEC Jim Rea (Blue Geese VP-22 Squadron '81-85') recently made Chief. "Congradulations!" He would like to get in contact with old squardron mates. Any messages send to me will be forwarded..."

REAP, LCDR Dan Retired dateach@hawaiiantel.net "...I started my long VP career at VW-1 TACAMO NAS Agana, Guam which later became VQ-3. Left NAS Agana, Guam as an AE3 and went to VP-50 where I made AE2. 1969 - 1971. Made deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NS Sangley Point, Philippines, with detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Good friends with Steve Gueid and Jerry Zwolley (can't remember the correct spelling). VP-31 from 1971-1975 then off to VP-22 as an AE1 and started a 20 year stay at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Went to VC-1 and made AEC and Avionics LDO. Then to VP-1 from 1983 - 1985 as Material Control Officer and finished up as Assistant MO. Left NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a LT and went to Ottawa Canada on the PEP. Great job as Aircraft Engineering Officer for the CP-140. Back to VP-6 from 1989-1992 as MMCO. Back to VC-1 as assistant MO until they disestablished. Finished up at VP-4 and WINGSPAC and retired, LCDR in 1995. Have been teaching at various universities in Hawaii and working as a contractor for the government. Love to hear from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAY2008 | E-Mail Updated 07SEP2004 | 12FEB2003]

RECKER, Vince homereckersok@aol.com "...I was in VP-22 from October 1992 until disestablishment followed by 2 years with VP-47. I'm now part of the Oklahoma Navy and will be flying with VQ-4. Blue Geese Lead The Way!..." [E-Mail Updated 27MAY2005 | 12NOV97]

REDDEKOPP, AWC Jerry D. M.A.S. Retired navycpo@mashell.com "...I'm a retired AWC. My career in VP's started in 1966 and ended in 1985. I served in VP-22 (1966-70), VP-31 (70-73), VP-50 (73-76), Lockheed Aircraft Company (CP-140 instructor) (78-79), VP-65 (78-79), COMRESPATWINGPAC Det NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (79-85), HS-85 (85-87). I retired in November 1987 and have been working for Boeing since Noc 2, 1987. I am currently the Training and Training Equipment Lead on the US Navy E-6 TACAMO program. I live in Graham, WA. Been married 32 years and have three grown son's and six grandchildren..." [28AUG2001]

REDDEKOPP, AT1 Wayne C. Retired wreddekopp@sbcglogal.net "...I was an FCO starting in VP-22 from 1967-69. I returned to the Navy as a TAR with VP-91 from 1971-76 then RESASWTAC at NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from 1976-79 before returning to VP-91 from 1979-83. I served my last tour with VP-65 from 1983-87 when I retired. I am currently instructing FCC and A&P license preparation courses for a school homebased in Colfax, CA and living at a private airport near Grass Valley, CA. Just sold my vintage Beech Bonanza and am kinda looking for something smaller. Keep your bellies out of the water..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAR2004 | 29DEC99]

REDDING, Carroll R. (Dick) dawo@clinic.net "...Served in VP-22 from Mar 71 to Mar 74. I did Naha and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines deployments with some "great" times at NSF Diego Garcia and Bandar Abbas. Best outfit and best group of people I ever had the pleasure of serving with in 27 Years. Would appreciate hearing from any and all. Mahalo!..." [13JAN99]

REYNOLDS, Bill (ROOKIE) Shipmate Pix...Circa 1984...reynoldsb@comcast.net "...Served in VP-22 from 81-85, SS-1/2 on Crew 1 and 4. Was lucky to fly with some of the best people in the NAVY. Survived 2 deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines along with too many Det's to the frozen tundra called NAS Adak, Alaska. Too bad the had to decommission the best squadron in the VP Community. Would be glad to hear from any fellow Blue Geese..." [E-Mail Updated 29AUG2007 | E-Mail Updated 12JUN2001 | Pix Added 12NOV98 | 05NOV98]

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..."

ROBINSON, PN2 Gary gary_iu_robinson@yahoo.com "...I am looking for VP-22 Shipmate from 1960 to 1964 era and possible Reunion in 2000 or 2001 and talk about NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii & NAS Iwakuni, Japan..." [08SEP2000]

Memorial Picture "...Shipmate Pix ROCHON, Leo B. "Bert" Jr...I'm posting this on belalf of my father, Leo "Bert" Rochon, who served with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1951 to 1954 as an aviation electrician. I don't know a whole lot about his service, but I can say that his Navy pride was never lacking. I'm a career Marine and a strong believer in the Navy/Marine Corps team. My father passed away in October 2003, but I know he joins me in a salute to all of you for your service to our country. Semper Fidelis...ROCHON, Leo B. "Bert" Jr. c/o His Son GySgt Leo B. Rochon, Jr. USMC rochon@hawaii.rr.com..." [PIX Updated 24OCT2010 | 09MAY2004]

RODRIGUEZ, AD3 Felix feliz.o.rodriguez@us.army.mil "...I served in VP-6 from 1991 until decom, then I served in VP-22 from 1993 until decom. Now I am in the Army as a Legalman SSG. I would like to hear from the powerplants shop specially the onorthodox mechanics..." [E-Mail Updated 11FEB2009 | 25APR2001]

ROEHM, Tim timroehm@mil-com.com "...VP-22, VP-91 and VP-62..." [28JAN2009]

ROGERS, H. M. "Bill" BRogers386@aol.com "...I was in VP-22 in 1954-55. We deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska for seven months. It was a good tour, no planes were lost. Artie McCollum (candidate for squadron humorist) worked hard to create a "cruise book." I got out after four years and used the GI Bill to go to college. Presently live in central Florida..." [01NOV97]

ROGERS, CPO Tom "TJ" Retired tomrogers@wihfr.com "...I served with VP-22 (1970-1972) with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, VP-31 (1972-1976), VP-91 (1976-1980) and VP-69 (1980-1990). I was a FE (Stage Coach Driver) - some of you know what I'm talking about. The only thing I miss about the Navy is the twenty some odd years I spent with the finest Shipmates one could ask for..." [15SEP2011]

ROSAS, Louis rosas@mindspring.com "...I served in VP-22 from 1951 to late 1952 or early '53. CO was "Wild Bill" Godwin. Was transferred to VP-28 when they traded in the PB4Y2 for the P2-V. Skipper at the time was Cdr Mark V. Montgomery. Returned to NAS San Diego and served in FASRON 110 till discharge in '54. Joined the Army retired as CW4 after flying in Vietnam. Would like to hear from any shipmates and would like to get a VP-22 "Slobbering Goose" patch if anyone has one they'll part with..." [09FEB98]

ROSEN, AT2 Bert bertrosen@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-22 (1960-1963). I flew as Radar Operator and worked with the Maintenance Crew..." [21AUG2013]

ROUSE, Joe jrouse@jps.net or joseph.rouse@acm.org "...AO2..I started out with the Golden Intruders, VA-128 (A6), 76-78. The best part of my time in the Navy was spent with the Blue Geese, VP-22, 79-81. What a good group of guys!..." [11JUL98]

ROWLEY, Keith keef59@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from (09/1983-1986) with a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (discharged during our deployment). Sorry to here that the squadron ever was disestablished. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 11DEC2011 | 19MAR99]

RUBEL, William N. vp67bill@charter.net "...Attached to VP-22 April 1967 until October 1970. Served as a flightcrew Ordnanceman on Crews 1, 2, and 9. Made deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. My last Pilot was that notorious Lt. Fred "Boom Boom" Baker. A greater P-3 pilot (for me) would be hard to find. He saved our rears one night flying an ASW training flight out of NAS Atsugi, Japan. I was out of the Navy for 5 years and then joined the Reserve Force and flew with VP-67 out of Millington, Tn. for 17 years. About a year after I retired they decommisioned VP-67 and a lot of other squadrons. We should all be very proud of our VP experience. We have served our country well..." [E-Mail Updated 11FEB2010 | 14NOV2000]

RUSSELL, Edmund P. "Ed" edmund.russell@navy.mil "...I was an AE Second Mech in VP-22 Jan 74-May 79, VQ-2 Flight Engineer 1980-1982, and VP-45 from 05 Jan-86 to 31 Mar-89. Would like to hear from anyone...I teach at FASO DET JAX now. Will there be anymore reunions?..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01AUG2007 | Updated 10FEB98]

RUSSO, Al (Skip) ajrusso@flash.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1955 to 1957. I'm interested in getting in touch with any of my old Blue Goose Shipmates. I have a 55, 56 crewbook which I would be willing to share any of the pictures..." [17SEP2001]


SALAK, Jay homestead221@aol.com "...I was with VP-22 when at NS Sangley Point, Philippines from November 1969 - May 1970. While there had an earth quake that measured 7.1 on the richter scale, lucky no one was hurt, I was on the second floor of the hanger in a small communications room with no windows when it struck. I remember running down the hall and down the concrete stairs as they were swaying from side to side and could not even stand up on the tarmac, once I got down. Was anyone else there during this time?..." [E-Mail Updated 22APR2002 | 18FEB2000]

SALVADOR, AMS1 Joel salvador.j@hsl51.navy.mil "...VP-22 was my first squadron in the Navy. I was stationed there from 1985-89. Made two deployment in NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and one in NAS Adak, Alaska. I was on the P-3B before the squadron changed to P-3C and decommissioned. Keep honking bule geese..." [03AUG99]

Memorial Picture "...SAWYER, Jack...Just got word that one of our Shipmates passed away on the 19th. Jack Sawyer served in VP-22 from about 1961 to 1963. I believe he was in Crew-5. Jack was a good friend. He was the Best Man in my wedding in Honolulu in 1965. Jack lived in Ward, Colorado. He will be missed. Fred King..." Forwarded by WHITE, AT Sidney "Bud" white1@cfl.rr.com [27JAN2012]

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

SCANLON, AOCS(A/C) Jake Retired jakescanlon@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California from December 1965 to November 1969, VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1973 to 1976, VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1980 to 1984 and VX-4 at NAS Point Mugu, California from 1984 to 1987. I am current living and working in China Lake/Ridgecrest, Ca..." [17SEP2009]

SCHNAUTZ, CWO3(AW) William A. (Bill) Retired bills@rosenet.net "...Served with VP-22 1/58 to 8/62 after "ATB" reported to VP-30 6/62 to 5/63 Then spent a year in NESEP and was dropped due to eye problems in 10/63. Reported to VP-40 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines and spent until 10/67. Rest of career was VS and HS and retired as CWO3(AW) 1 July 1980. Would like to hear from anyone in the above during these long ago years..." [05NOV2001]

SCHNEIDER, CAPTAIN Bill wschneidersprint6@earthlink.net "...Had a great tour in VP-22 (80 - 83), followed by recruiting in Pgh, PA (83-86), then on to ASWOC/TSC NAS Misawa, Japan (86-89), then VP-19 (89-91). Closed the doors for the Milpitas Chickens, and left active duty. Have stayed in the reserves, mostly at Great Lakes, SPAWAR (91-95), VTU (95-96), DCNO N3/N5 (96-99), CINCPAC (99-00), DCNO 106 (00-present). Pinned O-6 on in Nov '99. For the time being am an IT manager for Nalco Chemical Company, in Naperville, IL, although being outsourced to IBM in September. Looking for a good job to get Sylvia and me and our two boys back to Hawaii. I really miss those days..." [10AUG2001]

SCHOONOVER, AW2 Tim tkschoonover@msn.com "...1976 to 1979 VP-22..." [05MAR2010]

SCHRADER, AW(N) Tom trschrader2@kc.rr.com "...I served with VP-17 AW(N) from November 1982 to August 1987, Enlisted Education Advancement Program (EEAP) at Leeward Community College in Pearl City, HI and VP-22 from August 1989 to October of 1993. I currently live in Kansas City, MO. I would like to hear from former Shipmates here or on my Facebook page..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01APR2011 | E-Mail Updated 23JAN2001 | 14FEB2000]

SCHULTZ, Jim jcschultz@aol.com "...My first VP squadron was VP-22 from 72-75. Had the best times of my career with crew 8 and Stanley Morton Brown and John "Squatty Body" Fenton. You too, Glen "Goodtime" Brodie. Got out and made potato chips for Frito Lay for 3 years and re-entered the VP Navy as a TAR with VP-6. Thanks to all the pilots I flew with for keeping me alive. Went to VP-90 as Officer in Charge. Off to COMRESPATWINGPAC for a while and back as CO of VP-60. (Anybody get the idea that I liked Glenview?) A tour at RESASWTRACEN and back to NAS Glenview, Illinois as CO with the job of closing the base. Saw a lot of great units disappear during the "downsizing." I retired when offered the "opportunity" to go to the staff in New Orleans. What a fun career, and all without a single day on a boat at sea. I served with hundreds of great folks and had LOTS of great skippers. I would enjoy hearing from any squadron mates..." [22DEC2000]

SCHWARTZ, ADJ2 Jim shwartzie@sbcglobal.net "...I served aboard NAS Moffett Field, California (AMD Power Plants Division) from January 1968 to June 1970 and VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1970-1971) NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (1970). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [09SEP2009]

SCOFIELD, ATC James W. "Jim" Retired jim@ndislife.com "...My first squadron, after ATN "A" school was VW-1 at NAS Agana, Guam flying radio on EC-121. We flew weather ops from Guam, the Philippines, Japan and Taiwan and radar cover over the Gulf of Tonkin mostly from Chu Lai. From VW-1 I went to VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii flying radio on C-118's and C-130's. My first VP experience was in VP-19, the "Milpitas Chickens", as an IFT from April 1978 - May 1980. After a three-year tour with VRC-50, second time around, I joined VP-22 and the "Blue Geese" on deployment at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines in September 1984 - June 1987. After VP-22. I returned to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, AIMD and BEQ Leading Chief, for my last duty station. We were in the Philippines when Mt. Pinatubo erupted. I have a unique video of my last re-enlistment on top of Diamond Head with LT Clark and my retirement ceremony in the Philippines with Mt. Pinatubo erupting in the background. We came to NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington for separation. I am presently working for Washington Department of Corrections as the electronics technician at the women's prison. To all my Shipmates and friends my family and I send a cheerful Mabuhay and Salamat Po..." [E-Mail Updated 09FEB2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 01AUG2004 | 12DEC98]

SCOTT, PNSN Michael mscott@isd.net "...I was with VP-22 from Dec.73 to Late 75. I was a PNSN and did 2 westpacs, one to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and one to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. Had a lot of good times. Have some stuff that some of you old geesers might like. Lot's of pictures and a few patches. Remember JMDF det 5. When they brought in the P2Vs to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. I might even have a picture or two of the skippers QA00 VW bug. Drop me a line if you remember..." [03APR2001]

SEALE, CDR Edwin M. Retired navyseale02@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 from March 1988 to July 1991 and VP-67 from February 1993 to 1994. I retired from the Commander, U. S. 7th Fleet (C7F) in 2006..." [30AUG2010]

SEARLES, LT(jg) Robert W. Retired bobtopsidesearles@gmail.com "...I served with VP squadrons for 27 years until I retire in 1970. I served with VP-2, VP-22, VP-23, VP-34, VP-44 and VP-45..." [E-Mail Updated 30OCT2010 | 29JUL2002]

SEBELIEN, AT2 Jim jsebelien@kc.rr.com "...I served with VP-22 (1958-1960) with a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. I flew (Radio) with Crew-4. I still a copy of my cruisebook if anyone is interested in pictures, etc..." [09DEC2013]

SEGURA, Ramon rammsegura@msn.com "...I served with VP-22 (1963-1967) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. We were the first squadron in the Mid Pacific to receive the P-3A Orion. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19DEC2010 | 17JUN2001]

SELL, Murray C. (Deceased) c/o His Son Dan Sell dmsellsphr@yahoo.com "...My father, Murray C. Sell, served with VPB-22 during 1945 as an Aviation Radioman 2nd Class. He died in 1964, and I never had an opportunity to talk with him regarding his experience in World War II. I am now trying to do some research and learn as much as I can about that time in his life. I have his Log Book and some other papers as a start. From his discharge papers I have learned that he was also with VPB-74 and FAW-2. Any information would be appreciated..." [25AUG2002]

SHARP, Danny DSharp3022@aol.com "...It was my privilege to serve in VP-22 from 1971 to 1975. I am sure VP-22 was the best outfit I was assigned to during my 25 year career. Best wishes to all, I would enjoy hearing from everyone..." [14MAR99]

SHAUB, AMS Keith shaubie@blaznet.net "...I served with VP-22 as an AMS from 1981 to 1984. It was the wildest time of my life. I didn't think so then but lookin back it was great! Aloha everyone..." [01APR2004]

SHELLHAMMER, Keith L. shellhammer_k@yahoo.com "....I flew with the VP-22 Blue Geese flock from 1983 to 1986. Squadron Non Acoustic Training PO and Subic supporter. Crew 6 (and later Crew 1) SS3. I'm looking for some fellow aircrew members if anyone knows some information. Would like to hear from other members of the "Sausage Society" like Dan, Scott, Jessie, Mike ,Ross, Freeman, Nixon, etc. I'm in Southern California (Whittier). See Yaaa!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 12NOV2006 | 26FEB98]

SHEEHY, LCDR Ken sheehy@pilot.infi.net "...Aloha to my old VP-22 squadron-mates. Left in July '92 for duty in Naples (CTF-67), the as a Shooet on ENTERPRISE. Slotted to return to VP-45 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Ring me up on e-mail if any old NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan/ NAF Misawa, Japan buds read this..." [19DEC97]

SHOUP, E. E. "Gene" genes599b@hotmail.com "...Attended AO School, served with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1953 to 1955 (flew with Crew-12), left Navy from 1956 to 1959, returned with VAW-11 from 1960 to 1963, attended AT School, VF-124, AT B school, snapped up by the Submarine Service, Polaris Missile Training(Navigation Field Specialty) then submarine school and served aboard the USS Patrick Henry (SSBN-599), USS Sam Houston (SSBN-609) and USS Ethan Allen (SSBN-608) and retired in 1977 while attached to the Submarine Training Center, Pearl Harbor, HI..." [10JUN2011]

SHULTZ, Don "Buck" c/o Vikki Butler rayandvikki@msn.com "...My brother, Don "Buck" SHULTZ, served with VP-22 as part of the Flight Crew (CE-2) on a P2V-4 during the Korean war. He was stationed on Okinawa. He remembers Pappy Iverson and a guy named Tilford that was called "Tilly". It would mean so much to him to be in contact with any of the guys he flew with. If anyone can give me any information I surely would appreciate it. Sincerely, Vikki Butler...." [18JAN2009]

SIMS, ADR3 Harvey HarveyInSumter@webtv.net "...I served with VP-22 from 63 thru 64 and flew with Crew 10..." [18SEP2000]

SISSON, Bob R.sisson@iwaynet.net "...Worked in airframes in VP-22 was really surpised to see anyone I knew on this page. Was attached to the Blue Geese from 80 till 83. I'm now living in Ohio. What ever happened to Dalton Edwards anybody know? Anyways, good seeing some name's I recognized on this page take it easy. See ya later..."

SLASHINSKI, William "Ski" ewsheldon@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22. Our crew that was started in September 1944 at the NAS Banana River, Florida. The training continued in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and then to NAS Alameda, California. Flights progressed to Pacific, with the culmination taking place out of Hong Kong about March 1946. Would like to be in contact with any of our crew. The only ones that I have contact with, are Pilot T. Huffman, His Son, Bradley and the Son of Robert Atchison, David. By the way, the last name is now "Sheldon" I'm currently writing about my Navy experience and would appreciate any information and pictures that are available. Thank you..." NAVY BIO WebSite: Sheldon_Biography.html [E-Mail Updated 29OCT2009 | E-Mail Updated 07MAY2007 | NAVY BIO WebSite Updated 09MAR2006 | 16DEC2005]

SLATTENGREN, AE2 Michael mjslatt@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-31 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California from June 1966 to August 1968 (we flew the P2V) and VP-22 from August 1968 to April 1970 as an AE2 in the Electric shop. I caught the squadron in NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (August 1968) with detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (and Japan when a typhoon was heading to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan). We returned to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in January 1969. Left for 2nd deployment NS Sangley Point, Philippines (November 1969) with detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. I mustered out of Navy April 1970..." [01JUN2009]

SLIWA, David J. djsliwa@aol.com "...Attached as Pilot to VP-22 Blue Geese from Jan'84 - Mar'87 where I saw two deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, one of which was split to NAF Misawa, Japan. Left NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to become a "Catbird ETD" CINC pilot in NAS Sigonella, Sicily ('87-'89), flying a VP-3A where I also was the theatre Natops Evaluator and OINC of the MED C-3 Center. Left Sig to become a shooter on Enterprise for her "around the world cruise" ('89-'90) after which I took the "Big E" into the yards and left active duty in '93. I am still active in the reserves and look forward to hearing from any Shipmates..." [12MAR98]

SMITH, Jeff scooterdudesvmx@cs.com "...Hello to all the VPers out there and especially the AW'S. I served with VP-22 from 1982 to 1985 as a AW and would like some help locating a old pal. AW2 Danny Horswill. If any of you Blue Geese know his where-abouts please drop me an email. If any of you other Blue Geese remember the good times at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii during that time frame drop me an email,too. Would love to here from yall..." [08JUN2003]

SMITH, Michael G. michaelgsmith65309@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-22 from 1953 through 1955. Looking for Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 16SEP2007 | 19APR2002]

SMITH, AW Roland "Ron" roland.smith@kp.org "...I served with VP-22 (1975-01/1977) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [09OCT2013]

SMYTH, AE3 Joe fastjoey@elite.net "...I served in VP-22 from 1961 to 1963. I was an AE3. Anyone out there during that time drop me a note..." [13FEB2002]

SOBCZAK, Chris "Sabo" chris_sheer@yahoo.com "...This is Chris "Sabo" Sobczak. I was an AO Aircrewman in VP-22 from 8/89-6/92. I was on CAC5 "Brew5" and finally CAC1 the "Lucky Ones". If there are any NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Kadena, or Misawa buddies out there drop me a line. I'm still trying to get over the fact that NAS Cubi Point, Philippines is closed. The Navy will never be the same..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2005 | E-Mail Updated 13MAY2000 | 12APR98]

STAFFORD, Darrel (Cheta) c/o his Nephew Kevin Stafford kevinjs@worldnet.att.net "...served with VP-22 from '50-'52. Later, he retired from the Air Force, but all he talks about is his time in the Navy, flying P-2V-5's... He would love to hear from former Shipmates and receive any Reunion information. Also, if there is a way to receive duplicate patches... thank you..." [22MAR98]

STAFFORD, AVCM (AW/NAC) Jim Retired jimmcpo@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 ( NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii) from 1956 thru 1959, VP-48 1967 ( NAS Moffett Field, California) thru 1970 and VP-47 ( NAS Moffett Field, California) 1982 thru 1985. Was an aircrew for most of my time as radioman radar operator and IFT. Made deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Kodiak, Alaska, NAS Adak, Alaska, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Misawa, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, NSF Diego Garcia and the rest of the world. Was In VP-48 when they lost the aircraft on the NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment. Still have all my cruise books will check the information. Served with VW-13 January 1960 to July 1963, First Technician and Birdseye Crew. In touch with Dave Ayers also served with VW-13 same time. We both made AT1 and were transferred to Instructor duty in Millington. Lots of good times in NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, Prestwick, Scotland, and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal I'm flying as a Commercial Pilot right now. Just a note for my VW-13 Shipmates. Another Shipmates from the 1960 - 63 time frame was a friend who joined the Navy with me Harold Shader ADR2 worked on the line crew in NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. He also made some of the Dets to NAS Keflavik, Iceland as well. He lives out here in Western Colorado with me as well. Sure hope I don't miss the next Reunion. I also have another good friend Dave Ayers who is a flight instructor for Japan Airlines in California who flew with us during the same time period..." [BIO Updated 20FEB2007 | E-Mail Updated 02JAN2007 | E-Mail Updated 03DEC2002 | BIO Updated 18SEP99 | 19MAY99]

STAGNER, AWC Willis D. Retired oldstag1@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-17 ( NAS Adak, Alaska) and VP-22 ( NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan)..." [E-Mail Updated 13NOV2003 | E-Mail Updated 04JAN2003 | 28JUL2000]

STEIDER, Paul psteider@tcac.net "...Was an AT2 with VP-22 stationed at Womens Bay during our April thru Sept 1954 deployment from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Spent many hours running Squadron Ham Radio station and phone patches.Also remember the great week-ends fishing and camping on Cape Chiniak. Be interested hearing from anyone who was there during that time..Best Regards..." [26NOV98]

STEPHENS, Steve (7604 Holland Dr., Huntsville, AL 35802) "...I was a member of VP-22 frin August 1966 through May 1969 and flew as Radar/Mad Operator on Crew 6. Would be interested in hearing from any other members of the squadron from that period..." [01JUL2002]

STEVENS, James H. JHSte33129@aol.com "...I was in VP-22 from 1948 till 1952. In 1948 we were at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. We were the first bunch to go to Naha and some of us were left to form NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. We went from PB4Y2 to the P2V at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [21MAR2001]

STOCKER, AW3 (SS2/3) Alan stocker482@msn.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1970-1974 and started with crew 3 as a Radar/Mad in the old Alpha's eventually ended up as a SS2/3 in the P-3B Retro's. I first tied in with the Blue Geese in NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan at the end of 1970 and finally waved good-bye from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines as my crew was leaving for Ethiopia. I am now a Battalion Chief for the San Bernardino County Fire Department in Southern Cal and would love to hear from all of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 20JAN2005 | 08JAN2002]

STORIE, Doug Retired ds312@hotmail.com "...Served in VP-48 from July 1979 to July 1982. 48 was my 1st fleet squadron. I have plenty of good memories about it. I have a photo taken in Jan 1980 when those recently selected were advanced by CO, CDR D.S. Woodford, standing in photo also is XO, CDR Ed Crowley. Looking for AMS1(NAC) Steve N. Schwartz, last known to be retireing some time in the mid to late 1990's. Had good deployment's to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. Remember "Charlies Taco's", on BC Street? Best tacos in Asia. Went on to NATTC Millington for "C school, and stayed to teach. Came out of Millington with orders to VP-22, "The Blue Geese". Joined them in NAS Adak, Alaska. Deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines in 1988/89, then a det to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (again!)in 1990. It's a shame the squadrons are now gone. Left P-3's and went to helos. Served in HSL-41, and later 49. I retired in 1997. Moved to Colorado. Like to hear from any former "Boomers" or "Blue Geese" I served with..." [08AUG2001]

STOVES, Michael sssstoves@sbc.net "...I served with VP-22 as the squadrons Data Systems Analyst. Made deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Korea, Japan, Australia, NAS Agana, Guam, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and one heavenly visit to NSF Diego Garcia..." [22OCT2005]

STRAND, Dennis dstrand@pipergroup.com "...I was assigned to VP-22 1969-1971 and VP-69 1972-1991..." [20JAN98]

STRICKLIN, Jerald stricklin@msn.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1973 to 1976..." [03APR2009]

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

Memorial Picture "...STULTZ, AMSC/AMHC James C...Shipmate Pix...Passed away February 21, 1991. AMSC/AMHC James C. STULTZ served with VP-9 (1970–1974) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VC-1 in Japan, VP-31 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VT-26 at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas, VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California and VT-25 at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas. Twenty years (20 years) after the fact, I find I can post his departure from this earth into the hands of our Lord. I apologize for the exceedingly lateness. I would be interested in hearing of his service from his former Shipmates. I was very young when he left NAS Moffett Field, California and subsequently retired..." Contributed by Scott Stultz stultzs2@yahoo.com [23AUG2011]

SUTTON, LT Mike dtw757@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 as a pilot from 1980-1983 (mostly Crew 1). I left to go back as an Instructor at NAS Pensacola, Florida and then to the Airlines (currently flying 747-400s - give me multi-engine any day). I flew some Reserves with both the SAU and VP-69 in 1985 out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Looking for any information on AT2 Daniel Barefoot, LT Michael Tobia, and LT Douglas Atkins..." [E-Mail Updated 01AUG2003 | Updated E-Mail 20OCT2000 | Updated E-Mail 14AUG99 | 21JAN99]

SWAN, DAVID L. DNCSWAN@AOL.COM "...I WAS IN VP-22 FROM 1982-1985. I LIVED WITH TRICKY RICKY ORTON AND BILL CATFISH FREY AND MCHEATH NO MIDDLE NAME STEUKLAND. I'M STILL IN TOUCH WITH CATFISH AND TRICKY. HAVEN'T HEARD FROM FREY OR STEUKLAND LATELY. ANYWAY MY WIFE AND I LIVE IN POWDER SPRINGS GA, WE HAVE 3 KIDS. I PLAYED SOFTBALL AT BARBERS PT,WE HAD SOME GOOD TEAMS. I STILL PLAY ON A CHURCH LEAGUE TEAM. GOT TO GO ALOHA BRA!..." [03APR2001]

SWANSON, ATC Daryl Retired darylswanson2@gmail.com "...I served with VA(HM)-10 / VP-17 (1957 to 1960), VP-31 (1960 to 1964), VP-22 (1965 to 1967), FAETUPAC at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1967 to 1969) teaching Julie operators with a Detachment to NAS Moffett Field, California teaching comm operators, VP-40 (1970 to 1975), NAMTD 1012 NAS Moffett Field, California from December 1975 (teaching Micro-miniature module repair) until retired 1978..." [BIO Updated 01JUN2009 | 29MAY2008]


TAFOYA, AOC Louis Retired ljtafoya@msn.com "...I served with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and all the rocks in the Pacific-Midway, Wake, Kwajalein Atoll, Johnston Island, Guam - plus MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Atsugi, Japan, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Misawa AFB, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska from 1960 to 1968. I was in the Ordnance Shop and worked on Aircraft Armament Equipment, Ordnance build-up and flew as an Aircrew Ordnanceman in Crews 10, 2 and 1 in the P2V-5, P2V-5FS, SP2E and as Replacement, QA and Test Crew in the P-3A aircraft. I enjoyed my tour in the "Can Do" outfit but I gotta say that my long stay in VP-22 was caused by a few Operational Holds not of my doing and I extended a year to attend P-3 School in NAS Moffett Field, California. Some highlights of my tour in the Blue Goose Squadron were: 1. First U.S. Navy P2 Squadron to have Twelve (12) Alpha Crews; 2. First P2 Squadron to operated off Taxiway at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan while Runways were under construction; 3. Toured Australia and New Zealand showing the "new" P-3A Aircraft for the CNO at Townsville RAAF Base, Richmond RAAF Base, Canberra, Adelaide, Auckland RNZAF Base. We must of done a GOOD JOB because both Australia and New Zealand bought the P3's; 4. First P-3 Squadron to operate out of NS Sangley Point, Philippines in support of Market Time Operations. 5. Squadron created Ordnance/Pilots Checklist assisted in formation of P-3A/B NATOPS Pilots Weapons Delivery Checklist. I then transferred to the Naval Weapons Evaluation Facility (NWEF) in Albuquerque New Mexico and served from 1968 to 1971; while at NWEF, I wrote the P-3A/B/C Conventional and Nuclear Weapons Loading Manual and associated Loading Check Lists. I also reviewed the P2 Conventional and Nuclear Weapons Loading Manual and associated Loading Check Lists. I then transferred to VP-1 and served from 1971 to 1975 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand; while at VP-1, I was in the QA Shop and then the Ordnance Shop and supervised work on Aircraft Armament Equipment, Ordnance build-up and flew as an Aircrew Ordnanceman in Replacement, QA and Test Crews in the P-3B aircraft. In 1976 I returned to NWEF and worked on the S-3A/B Conventional and Nuclear Weapons Loading Manual and associated Loading Check Lists until I retired in June 1977 as an AOC. I am now fully retired. I would like to hear from my old friends that I served with in the Navy..." [BIO Updated 18JUL2004 | E-Mail Updated 16JUL2004 | 12MAR2002]

TAYLOR, YNCM JIM Taylorjb@pearlharbor.navy.mil "...I WAS FORTUNATE AS A "BLACKSHOE" TO SERVE AS COMMAND MASTER CHIEF IN VP-22 FOR MY LAST DUTY STATION, RETIRING IN 1989 AFTER 33! ONE OF THE MILESTONES THAT OCCURRED DURING MY TOUR WAS HAVING "ALL NINE IN THE AIR AT ONE TIME". CDR MARK CRIM WAS THE CO AT THE TIME AND CREATED THIS UNUSUAL AND NEVER-DONE-BEFORE EVENT. MAINTENANCE, LED BY HAROLD WILLIAMS, AND AIRCREWMEN, LED BY DOUG GILLET (YOU PROBABLY NOTICE I HAVE THE SENIOR ENLISTED AS THE "LEADERS"), TEAMED TOGETHER TO MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN. ANYTIME A SQUADRON CAN GET NINE-OUT-OF-NINE IN THE AIR AT THE SAME TIME, IT HAS TO BE THE VERY BEST SQUADRON AROUND! THE OTHER GREAT EVENT DURING MY TOUR WAS THE CHIEF'S GIVING ME A SURPRISE PARTY FOR MY 50TH BIRTHDAY AT CLUB MARMOUNT IN OLONGAPO...MAN...WHAT A NIGHT. CAN'T GO INTO DETAILS ABOUT THE SPECIAL EVENTS, BUT TRUST ME, IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE TIMES OF MY LIFE. I'M FOREVER INDEBTED TO THOSE CHIEFS FOR NOT JUST THAT NIGHT, BUT FOR THEIR TOTAL PROFESSIONALISM DURING MY TOUR, AND, MOST ESPECIALLY, FOR MY RETIREMENT CEREMONY. I'M JUST SORRY IT TOOK OVER 29 YEARS TO FIND OUT WHAT THE REAL NAVY WAS ALL ABOUT, BUT IT WAS GREAT BEING WITH THE BEST VP SQUADRON EVER, THE BLUE GEESE, RAINBOW FLEET, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii! AND YES...AS PROUD OF A BLACKSHOE I WAS, AFTER A FEW DAYS IN VP-22, I CHANGED TO BROWN! I'M CURRENTLY "DOUBLE-DIPPING", WORKING AS THE PROGRAMS OFFICER AT THE NAVAL BRIG IN PEARL HARBOR. I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY FORMER SQUADRON MEMBERS OR OTHER FRIENDS. I STILL LOVE OUR NAVY, AND ALWAYS WILL. TO EVERYONE WHO READS THIS, HAVE A FINE NAVY DAY, AND DROP ME A LINE!...I am now the Assistant Officer-in-Charge of the Pearl Harbor Brig, and be contacted via email. Would love to hear from any Blue Geese!..." [E-Mail Updated 21SEP2000 | 18JUN98]

TAYLOR, MS2 Michelle LePage taylors512@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1984 to 1987..." [25MAY2011]

TEELE, AD1 Lawrence larry.teele@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1979-1983) as a FE..." [04JUN2013]

TERVEER, Lee lee.terveer@wachovia.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1961-1962. Began as ECM, moved to RADIO. Had great times at the PCT (the monkey bar), and in Sagamioska, and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Love to see some guys at a Reunion, wouldn't IWAKUNI be a great place..." [25NOV2002]

TETER, AMH Sandra sandi@meer.net "...I was attached to VP-22 from 1985-1989. My rate was AMH. I would love to hear from anyone who was in the squadron during that time frame. I have a lot of good memories, but regretably have lost contact with most of the people I knew..." [05APR2001]

THELEN, Kent C. KAThelen@peoplepc.com "...I completed pilot training with VT-27 and VT-31, went through the rag at VP-31. I joined VP-22 as they began their deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines in November of 85. I served 3 full deployments (two to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and one in NAS Adak, Alaska I served on many crews, but the most memorable were CAC 6, in 85-86 as 3P (I learned a lot about the Navy from PPC/MC Rusty Cottrell & 2P Kirk Pointer) and CAC acey-deucey as PPC/MC during the 88/89 deployment. I'd love to hear from any Shipmates!..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2000 | BIO Updated 24JUL2000 | 03MAY98]

THOMAS, CDR Bob Retired drbeto@desoto.net "...I would like to contact squadron members of VP-22 from 1952 to 1954, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment especially. Possible Reunion and info concerning Crew 7. Looking for Gabe Petre, Bob Kangas, Bill Dolan, et al..." [22APR99]

THOMPSON, AO3 Jerry "Gunner" kj@kpunet.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1960 to 1964. I was a crewmember in crews 11, 2, and 1. I would like to hear from anyone in this time frame that might have been in one of my crews. Thanks and hope everyone is doing well..." [31JAN2003]

THOMPSON, AVCM Micheal mwt100@swbell.net "...I served with VP-6, VP-22, VP-31, and VP-46. Currently seving as CPOIC NAMTRADET Tinker, AFB. Going to retire in May 2003 after 28 years of service..." [12DEC2002]

THOMPSON, Mike j.m.thompson@usahq.unitedspacealliance.com "...Hello to all former squadron mates out there! Just discovered the web site and thought I would throw out a line and see what happened. I was in VP-30 from 89-91 assigned to aircrew training. Then went on to VP-22 for two WestPac deployments. One to NAS Misawa, Japan the other to Diego. Please let me hear from you if you remember me..." [16SEP98]

TILDEN, Michael MT71848@aol.com "...I was in VP-22 from 69-71. I'm looking for some of the guys like Sam Smith, Buzz plus names I can't remember. If anybody out there lives in Socal and wants to talk about old times and have a few beers - send me an e-mail..." [19OCT98]

THIROLF, AN David Anthony Jr. hevnbev_juney@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (1967-1968) with deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. My brother, AX3 Russell Eugene Thirolf, was also assigned to VP-22. I was sent over to Shemya Air Station while fulfilling my duty to serve in the chow hall. All in all, I treasure my memories of the squadron and the people I met while there. I left the squadron in mid 1968 to attend PT "A" School at Lowry AFB in Denver, CO..." [06SEP2012]

TURNER, AMS1 Richard D. Retired r_turn05@yahoo.com "...I was stationed aboard VP-19 from 63-65. VP-22 from 65-71. I was in NAS Adak, Alaska with VP-19 waiting for VP-22 to take our place, broke my arm, went to Hosp. in Oakland ended up in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii for another trip to NAS Adak, Alaska. I have a line on a few of the squadron mates of that era..." [31AUG2001]

TWITE, Melvin Gary garytwite@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1962-1964) and flew with Crew-7 (Radar)..." [22OCT2013]


ULU, Matthew easy2000@hotmail.com "...Served with VP-22 from Jan 1983 to May 1986, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as an Aviation Ordnanceman. The memories were awesome and so were the Men of the "Blue Geese!" Memories I will always cherish..." [17OCT2001]

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VALDEZ, Greg gregory.m.valdez@boeing.com "...Attended Flight Engineer School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, June 1983. Picked up orders to VP-1, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii December 1983. 1986 headed to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for a tour in VXN-8. Took some time off as a Company Commander, RTC Great Lakes August 1990. Picked up orders to VP-22, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii until the squadron decommisioned in 1993 and moved on to VP-46, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. There the early retirement program was being offered so decided to retire February 9, 1996 and began working for The Boeing Company developing pilot & maintenance training courses on the F-22 Air Dominance Fighter. Haven't looked in the rearview mirror since BUT really miss the flying, the aircraft, and most of all the people! Had a blast......" [22MAY98]

VELASQUEZ, Remijio rvbv@hilconet.com "...I was stationed in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-22 from 1957 to 1959. If anybody knows the whereabouts of Raymond Caffee, or anybody else that was stationed there when I was, I would like to get in touch with them. Please e-mail me..." [13OCT2000]

VAN, AT1 PENCE, KARL kvp1961@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-17 from March 1994 to January 1995, when they decomm'ed (got orders there from VP-22). I thought they were joking saying that VP-17 was going to be decomm'ed too. VP-17 was and still is the best VP squadron that I've been in. I have served with VP-30, VP-44, VP-30, VP-22, VP-17, VP-9 (TAD), VP-47, VP-30, and currently with VP-45. Lost touch with alot of good people. If anyone knows me, or remembers me, lets chat..." [20JAN2001]

VIVIAN, AX1 Bill billvivian123@gmail.com "...I served as AX2 IFT on Crew-1 VP-22 from 1975 to 1978 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with off base roommates Ed Russell and Mike Terhaar. Later shore duty was calibration & repair NAS North Island, San Diego, California as AX1. I was in the reserves with VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana 2 years while finishing college. I’ve been aerospace industry with McDonnell Douglas and now Rockwell Collins with the F-35 helmet display system. I miss crew commadery and the mission..." [30MAY2012]

VOLK, AWC(AW/NAC/IUSS) Bill (Wild Bill) william.j.volk@navy.mil "...I'm retiring after 21+ years. Had a great times in the Navy with some fantastic memories, just imagine if I could remember them all! HA! My duty stations were VP-6 (1987-91), VP-22 (1991-1993), CPRW-10 (1993-1996), VP-1 (1996-2001), JMF St. Mawgan (2001-2005), FASOTRAGRULANT-DET NAS Brunswick, Maine (2005-2008), and now I'm finally on my way to the USS Backyard. Take care and be safe everyone..." [28OCT2005]


WACK, Theodore "TED" TWACK586@AOL.COM "...Looking to hear from old squadron buddies who I served with in VP-22 from 1978 through 1980. I was a Photo Mate back then with the Blue Geese and was in the 1979 NAS Cubi Point, Philippines Detachment when QA6 went down. Have kept in touch with other Photo Mates from VP-6, VP-17, as well as VC-1 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii Fleet Air Photo Lab personnel. I was the guy who processed all the belly camera film of all those wonderful Ivans..." [17JUN2000]

WAEGHE, AFCM P. J. Retired pjwaeghe@bellsouth.net Shipmate Pix...Shipmate Pix "...Served with VP-16, VP-22, VP-30, VP-56, CNO, and ASWOC/TSC...Flying P-3's again for the U.S. Customs Service here in sunny Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 31DEC2001 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 06NOV2000 | 00XXX96]

WAHL, Tom tgrdgn@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1981 to 1984 and AIMD Jet Shop, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from 1985 to 1988. Looking for old Shipmates from either command, retired most likely..." [E-Mail Updated 21JAN2009 | 05JUN2004]

WALKER, AMSC (sel) Steven swalker@kdn0.attnet.or.jp"...I started in VP in 1991 as a FE in VP-22 through there decom in 1993. I then transfered to VP-40 where I am currently serving..."

WALKER, AW1 (AW/NAC) Timothy M. Retired tmwalker@bellsouth.net "...I flew as a SS3 from 1975 until my retirement (against my will-damn high year tenure) in 1995. I started on A/B retrofits and ended with Charlie model Update llls. I flew as an instructor in VP-30 from 1975 to 1978, VP-24 from 1979 to 1985, VP-16 from 1989 to 1995 and FASO (EW Instructor) from 1985 to 1989. I retired with 9 deployments and 7000 hrs. I dont miss the BS but I do miss the flying and the friends. Any of y'all who want to, drop a line and we can re-live the old times, try and remember the stories, and end up telling a bunch of BIG lies..."

Memorial Picture "...WALKER, AE1 Tom...I received news yesterday that AE1 Tom Walker passed away on November 21, 2011. In VP-22 in the early 60's. Good Shipmate. Fred King..." Forwarded by WHITE, AT Sidney "Bud" white1@cfl.rr.com [28JAN2012]

WALL, AT3 Rick rickwall02@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 (Radio Operator - Crew 12) from August 1973 to August 1975). If anyones still out there drop me a line..." [01OCT2008]

Memorial Picture "...WATT, James...My husband James Watt served with VP-22 71-74 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I would like to let his fellow squadron members know that on March 31, 2001 Jim died. We miss him very much and have heard from many friends with kind words. Thank You, Angie Watt angiewatt@earthlink.net..." [18APR2001]

WATT, James [Deceased] c/o His Wife Angie Watt angiewatt@earthlink.net "...Served with VP-22 from May 71 to May 74. What a tour. Best ever....Australia, Football games, etc. I have some news on "old geesers." Drop a line with any info. Wilson's and McClures - where are you? Anyone remember us please send message..." [E-Mail Updated 19APR2001 | 11OCT98]

WATTERS, Brian "Muddy" posjeep@yahoo.com "...I was with VP-22 from 86 - 89. If anyone out there remembers me and wants to drop me a line, that would be great. I saw a message from Scott Weiser that Rick Horn had died last year. That's too bad. He was a great guy. I was lucky enough to serve with him on Crew 1. We had some great times together. He will be missed..." [E-Mail Updated 21NOV2001 | 04OCT2000]

WEAVER, ATC Richard C. (Dick) Retired dkweaver00@hotmail.com "...I did three tours at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (first 1956-1957). I arrived in March 1956 for duty with VW-1 flying WV-2 Constellations. VW-1 (and I) was relocated to NAS Agana, Guam in mid-1957. My second tour (1962-1964) was with VP-22 with P2V Neptunes. My third tour (1967-1970) was with VR-21 with C130 aircraft. I retired ATC on 16 April 1973..." [18SEP2002]

WEBER, AO3 Bob rweber15301@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1990 to 1994 (disestablishment) and flew with Crew-1..." [14SEP2010]

WEHRLE, Dick r2dweh@earthlink.net "...I served in VP-22 69-84 and VP-45 85-89. A lot of old memories refreshed seeing names of old Shipmates. I will probably be having some flashbacks from this visit. Hope to hear from some of you..." [E-Mail Updated 28APR2001 | 09MAY98]

WEISER, Scott sweiser40@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1986-1991) with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 11AUG2012 | E-Mail Updated 02APR2007 | E-Mail Updated 24APR2006 | 20MAY99]

WEIST, Donald C. parkerdon22@yahoo.com "...I am looking for anyone who served with VP-22 during the years 1956-1959. I was in Crew 2 with Commander Monk and later when he became Captain of the Squadron in Crew 1. I am retired now and it would be nice talk P2V-5F with someone..." [E-Mail Updated 13MAR2008 | 10NOV99]

WELCH, ADC Clif Retired bbq-judge@att.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1965 to 1969. I arrived as an Airman and left a First Class Petty Office and a FE. After shore duty at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee as an ADJA School Instructor I was sent to VP-5 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1975 to 1980. I finished 20 at NADEP NAS Jacksonville, Florida where I am currently employed as a computer programmer..." [E_Mail Updated 01JUL2009 | E-Mail Updated 23DEC2006 | 25AUG97]

WELCH, Johnny johnw@centurytel.net "...I was in VP-48 from 1965 to 1969 in the P5M then to P-3s. I went to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland then to VP-22 from 70 to 74. I would like to hear from some of the VPers. I will be in vegas for the Reunion in October..." [07MAR2000]

WELCH, Keith "Wheels" kisaja@yahoo.com "...VP-22 IFT/Ground pounder 1984-1987. If you were "there" get in touch with me..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 08JAN2003 | 26AUG98]

WELLING, Charlie wellingco@earthlink.net "...Served with VP-25 (PB4Y-2B) to VP-22 (PB4Y-2) to VC-61 (PB4Y-1P) which changed name to VJ-61 and finally to VP-61 commanded by CDR Ike Simonsen..." [27APR99]

WESELIS, CDR Jim Retired weselis@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-22 (1972 to 1975), VP-31 (1976 to 1979) and VP-17 (1979 to 1981). I was told about this site by another "former" Blue Goose (former AW2, now CAPT TK Hohl). As I reviewed the VPNAVY pages, I was again reminded of all the good times with these three squadrons as a Radio Operator and then IFT. I am currently on Staff at COMNAVAIRPAC as the Asst. Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Yes! I have had a GREAT Career. Reading Larry Forney's account of our adventure on Miako Jima, brought back vivid memories of my one, and only, MAYDAY as a newly reported ATAN. They told me in Radio school that "No one will ever disregard a MAYDAY!" Hey, right! Well, all came out well in the end. When I got my LDO Commission in 1981, little did I know that that would be the last time I'd see a P-3 any closer than from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. My tours after commission were to NAS Pensacola, Florida (1981 to 1983), VAW-114 , NAS Miramar, California and USS CARL VINSON, CVN-70 (1983 to 1986), Personal Exchange Program, United Kingdom (1986 to 1988), VS-38, NAS North Island, San Diego, California and USS RANGER, CV-61 (1988 to 1990), USS RANGER AIMD (1990 to 1993), NAS North Island, San Diego, California AIMD (1993 to 1997), and Pre-Comm Unit/USS BONHOMME RICHARD LHD-6 as the First AIMD Officer (1997 to 1999). I checked into CNAP in July 99, and have decided that 30 years is just about enough. Its been a "good-ride" from E-3 to O-5, and have requested to complete this "first career" in Feb 2001. Would love to hear from any and all former shipmates! Gary Spoon VP-31 / VP-17 ) and Carroll "Dick" Redding (VP-22)..Where are you? Your e-mail addresses are no longer in service! Now successfully entrenched for the past 7 years in the Defense Contractor world in San Diego..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14MAY2008 | 22FEB2000]

WEST, ADC Donald W. Retired westd@southeast.net"...I had a number of tours in VP, beginning in VP-44 (PBM and P5M) in 1951+, VP-50 (P5M) in 1959+, and VP-22 (P3) in 1967+. Pretty good duty, all..."

WHITE, Bob rdwhite1717@att.net "...I maintained, as well as taught ASW tactics from 1961-1964 while assigned to FAETU DET II. I trained P2V-5, P2V-7 and P5M flight crews on ASW tactics next to the seawall at NAS Jacksonville, Florida supporting VP-30 as a Tradevman (TD). I received a commission through the NESEP Program (Purdue U, BSEE in 1968). I was in VP-16 from 1969 - 1973 with deployments/dets to NAS Bermuda, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. In 1974-1977, I was assigned to CPW-2 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, and am a plankowner of the ASWOC. After a stint on USS Ranger (CV-61), I was in VP-22 (1982-1984) with deployments/dets to NAS Agana, Guam, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, and NAS Adak, Alaska. I was at CPW-2 from 1984-1985. Then I was in VP-17 as the XO/CO from 1985 - 1987 with deployments/dets to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska, Utapao, NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Misawa, Japan. From 1987-1990, I was at CTF-12 (COMASWFORPAC) responsible for the operations of VP squadrons in the Eastern Pacific. I was a Plankowner there as well. In 1991-1993, I was CO of NAF Misawa, Japan, a base for P-3 operations in Northern Japan (with the USAF and the JMSDF). I have flown ASW/Surveillance missions from NSF Diego Garcia, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Agana, Guam, NAS Misawa, Japan, Osan, NAS Atsugi, Japan, NAS Adak, Alaska, Shemya, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, Midway, Iwo Jima, NAS Kodiak, Alaska, Eilsson, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Key West, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAS Brunswick, Maine, Barbados, Eleuthera, NAS Bermuda, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NS Rota, Spain, Torrejon, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Naples, Corfu, Souda Bay, and Valkenberg, - to name just a few. After 35 years in the Navy, I am now retired enjoying computers, tennis, grandchildren, traveling, climbing, biking, sailing, etc, etc...I flew in the P-3A, P-3B, P-3B (Mod), P3C, and P-3C (Mod) models..." [E-Mail Updated 02SEP2007 | E-Mail Updated 27JAN2006 | 23AUG99]

WHITE, Carlton carlori@cox.net "...I served with VP-31 (06/1978-11/1978) at NAS Moffett Field, California and VP-22 (1978-1982) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I can still remember being deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines when we lost VP-22 QA-6 on June 27, 1979..." [BIO Updated 19MAY2013 | 13MAR2011]

WHITE, Eldred Archie joyearch@jps.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1952-54 stationed in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. When the squardon was going to NAS Adak, Alaska I went to FASRON-117. If anyone sees this and knows of someone from that eras, please contact me..." [05SEP2003]

WHITE, AT Sidney "Bud" white1@cfl.rr.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1956 to 1959. Some of the best years of my life. Would be honored to hear from my old Shipmates. I was an AT and flew as a Radioman on Crew 2 and on some other crews. Flew in the H-Bomb exercises in the Pacific and patrols from NAS Iwakuni, Japan, the Philipines and NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Was flying on Plane 12 (?) when a round from the 50's on our Crown Turret cooked off and put the plane out of commission after it hit our tail over the Sea of Japan. We were fortunate it didn't put us in the drink. I live in Palm Bay, Florida near the Space Center and most of my time is spent fishing in my small boat. My phone number is (321)723-5544 should anyone care to contact me..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAR2008 | E-Mail Updated 25APR2007 | 11APR2004]

WIDICK, Marc widick@tacamo.navy.mil "...I was stationed with the Blue Geese (VP-22) from June 1988 until August 1990, as an AX2 In-Flight Communicator. I deployed with the squadron to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (11/88-05/89), NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (1990), Midway Island (Pony Express ops), Team Spirit 90. I am now a land based aircrewmen with the Shadows of VQ-4, stationed in the flat lands of Oklahoma..." [29JUN2000]

Memorial Picture "...WIGGINS, LCDR Jack...(ATU-10, VP-HL-2, VP-16, VP-22, VP-48, and VP-50) With deepest heartfelt sorrow, I tell you that my Dad, Jack Wiggins passed away January 30, 2006 at home surrounded by his loving family. Sharon (Wiggins) Rogers..." Forwarded by ANDERSON, AX2 Lee (Andy) vp48sugarfox1@gmail.com [11FEB2006]

WIGGINS, LCDR Jack Retired (Deceased) wigginsjack@worldnet.att.net "...10/47-6/49 VP-HL-2 Redesignated VP-22 PB4Y-2s, Guam & Hawaii (AD3), 8/49-3/53 ATU-10 PBM-5, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas ( AD1), 4/53-6/55 VP-50 PBM-5 NAS Alameda, California & NAS Iwakuni, Japan (AD1), 6/55-12/59 AD"B" Schools Instructor NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee (AD1), 1/60-3/60 L.D.O Indoctrination Newport, R.I (ENS), 4/60/5/63 VP-48 P5M1/2, NAS North Island, San Diego, California (LTJG), 5/60-6/66 NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (LT) I was project Officer for setting up the first P-3A Maintenance Facilities in WESTPAC at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, 6/66-6-69 Training Officer AD"B" Schools NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee (LCDR) , 6/69-1/71 VP-16 P-3A, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and Retired 1/1/71..." [Deceased 11FEB2006 | 25JAN2001]

WILDEN, Darrell dwilden@jps.net "...Served in VP-22 (86-90), VP-31 (90-93) and VP-23 (93-95). Would love to hear from any of the old AO's I served with. The VP Navy was a blast and some of the best years of my life. Will never forget NAS Cubi Point, Philippines deployments (yeah!) or the NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployments (yuck!)..." [02JUN99]

WILEY, Edward (Bud) wiley_eb@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1959 to 1961 with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I worked in the Personnel Office with Chuck Cramer, Sam Kurosawa (sp.), Skinny Walter White and others. Would love to hear from anyone about those days..." [14OCT2005]

WILLEY, AD3 David R. drwilley3@comcast.net "...Served with VP-22 1974-1977. Proud to be a Blue Goose then and now. I arrived to VP-22 as a child and departed a man. I can still smell the sweet, sugar cane breeze. Hello to all my good buddies..." [30JAN2005]

WILLIG, Bob willigr@paonline.com "...I served with VPB-22 during WWII from 1943 through 1947. Spent most of my time out of Peleliu Islands, I believe it was Babelthaup Bay. I would like to hear from any one who was out there about that time. Flying around Yap, Nagulu. We spent a year in the South Pacific during that timeframe. There aren't many of us around anymore. I would enjoy talking to anyone who was around during those days..." [BIO Updated 22OCT2000 | BIO Updated 25NOV97 | 19NOV97]

WILLIAMS, Greg , Retiredwillms@koyote.com "...Did VP-22 from 79 to 82, VP-45 from 82 to 85, VP-30 from 85 to 89 and VP-49 from 89 to 92. Retired from CPW-11 in 95. Stuck out here in "injun" country with Raytheon E-Systems and the P-3 SRP contract. Give us a shout !!..."

Memorial Picture "...WILSON, ACMM Wilson H...My Father, ACMM Wilson H, Wilson, passed away June 2009. Dad served with VP-201 (1942-1944) and VPB-22 (1944-1945). I would like to hear from his Shipmates..." Contributed by Thomas H. Wilson thwilson@yahoo.com [18JAN2011]

WOOD, AMS2 Martin mfwoody@cox.net "...I was a AMS2 VP-22 from May 1982 to September 1986. Both PI detachments and following trips to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Midway Island, NAS Agana, Guam, Japan, Korea, NSF Diego Garcia, and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. Went to VAQ-129 from September 1986 to discharge in September 1989. Currently living in Phoenix, AZ still in aviation as a technical consultant..." [13DEC2003]

WOOD, CPO Michael "Mike" Retired cobra429@bak.rr.com "...I served with VP-40 from 1967 to 1970 (Seaplanes) on QE-1 Crew 1, VP-22 from 1974 to 1978 as a NATOPS Engineer and VP-40 from 1980 to 1984 as Maintenance Chief. I would like to hear from all of my former Shipmates. Loved Don Dickson who I served with in VP-22. I will miss him. He was a great FE and person..." [E-Mail Updated 03JUL2008 | 21NOV2004]

Memorial Picture "...WOODLEY, Richard P...I am writing to announce the sad passing of my father, CDR Richard P. Woodley. He was proudly a member of VP-4, VP-19, and VP-22 flying both P2Vs and P-3s. Countless times he related to me how much he loved the people he worked with, the flying he did, and the memories he made. For those who may have known him, I hope you have fond memories of his time in the VP world. For those who may not have known him, know that we have all lost a good Shipmate. My thanks to you all for being such a wonderful part of my fathers life. Good Hunting...Doug Woodley dagwoodf15@hotmail.com..." [19SEP2002]

WOODS, David woodsy@javanet.com"...I'm an IFT on the P-3C UIII in VP-10 right now. I've been with VP-6, VP-22, and VX-1..."

WOODS, Paul G. pgwoods@grandecom.net "...Served in VP-22 9/61-12/64. PPC of Crew-8 (SP-2E). Deployed Iwakuni 1962 & 1964..." [E-Mail Updated 25JUL2005 | E-Mail Updated 08MAR2000 | E-Mail Updated 27APR98 | 23JUL98]

WOODWARD, Jerry Otterhd@hotmail.com "...Served VP-22 from 1960-1962 as ATR3 radar operator for Armchair Twelve. Would be happy to be in touch with old shipmates!..."

WORTHEN, Mark AWCVP62@aol.com "...Served in VP-22 From 7/79 to 11/82. After instructor duty at AW"A" school and a HS tour I went civilian in 11/87. Got into VP-67 as a reservist (USNR-R) 4/92 to 7/93. Now the SELRES OPS/TRNG CPO with VP-62 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Always good to hear from old shipmates..." [18DEC97]

WRIGHT, AW3 James T. "Animal" jimwright59@hotmail.com "...I'm AW3 Jim Wright "Animal" and served with VP-22 from 1978 to 1980. The deployment in 1979 was quite an event, from getting a mumbles qual to losing good friends in QA6. Lost touch with most of the Blue Geese during the years, but still pass Christmas cards with Ron "Buzz" Sawyer, who is in Nashville, TN. The Super Bee was quite an airplane. Having the tactical crew all in a line allowed for some interesting dialog that did not go on the intercom..." [26JUN2004]

WYNNE, Johnny A. Johnwynne@juno.com "...I served in VP-22 from 85-88 any AW's E-mail me!..." [25AUG98]

WYNNE, AOC(AW) Max A. Retired ppd1788@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1979-1983) and retired after 20 years. I am currently a SVU Detective with a Police Department in Virginia. Would like to hear from former Shipmates (Jake the Snake Scanlon - my hero)..." [26JUL2012]


YAUN, Tom Tayaun@AOL.com "...I was a navigator/tacco in VP-22 from July 1971 until May 1974. I remember some trips to Diego and around the horn to Bandar. We left with a tube full of San Miquel and managed to return empty. Does anyone remember the Peacock and the eggreps? My last weeks in VP-22 I was the intel weenie in Bandar. Went on to stay in the reserves and finished with 28 years. I still fly on the P-3 with the U.S. Customs. Would like to hear from any of you there at that time..." [19AUG99]

YNAPIER, NCS(AW/SW) Earl E. III myngerto@genesiswealth.org "...I was a member of the world famous "Blue Geese" (VP-22) from 1982-1986 and by far it was the best tour of my career. As I near my retirement days I often wonder about my Shipmates with whom I enjoyed serving with. If you are out there please give me a shout. Doug Gillet if you're out there....thanks for taking me under your wing and molding me. Jim and Kim Moneyhun thanks for keeping in touch with a Shipmate. I'm currently serving as the Admin Officer and Command Senior Chief for the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia. All the best and look forward to hearing from my Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 04AUG2009 | 03DEC2002]

YOUDAL, ATC Richard A. Retired richard.youdal.ctr@navy.mil "...I served with VP-22 (12/1970-05/1977 and 12/1981-12/1983), VP-17 (11/1983-01/1986), VP-47 (09/1986-05/1988),USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) (05/1988-05/1990). Naval Air Systems Command, Washington D.C. (05/1990-03/1994) and retired (03/1994). I am currently working for Naval Air Systems Command PMA-207 (C-130's) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 07MAY2013 | 10NOV99]


Memorial Picture "...ZELINGER, AW3 Rick "Zippy"...Shipmate AW3 Rick "Zippy" Zelinger recently passed away. Zippy served with VP-22 in the mid to late 1980's. He is survived by a Wife and two children. He passed away at the young age of 46. You may contact his daugther Crystal Zelinger crys.zeli@gmail.com. He will be missed...Brian "Muddy" Watters posjeep@yahoo.com..." [10FEB2009]

ZELINGER, AW3 Richard (Zippy) Scott zeli5725@blue.unco.edu "...Does anyone remember AW3 Zippy? If you do, give me a hello at The University of Northern Colorado Physics Department. I would be suprised if you don't as I'm sure that I owe most of you money. VP-22 RULES!...Just graduated from the University Of Northern Colorado with a BA in Physics" [BIO Updated 15DEC2001 | 08FEB2000]


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