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Crew 1

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-4 Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 1 "...Crew 1 taken on our Cruisebook..." Contributed by MYERS, AT2 Gary ggaryrun@comcast.net [09APR2010]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 1 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 1 "...Crew 1 (crew names included) taken on our Cruisebook..." Contributed by MYERS, AT2 Gary ggaryrun@comcast.net [09APR2010]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 1 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 1 "...Crew 1 taken on our NAS Adak, Alaska deployment 1969-1970. L-R Back Row: ADR1 Johnson, ADR2 Kunke, AO1 McCaleb, AW2 Binder, AW2 Few, AT1 Lovelace, AW3 Shodahl and AT1 Owens. L-R Kneeling: LT(jg) Swenson, LT Cutler, CDR (VP-4 CO) Emerson, LT Boehrner and LT Gustafson..." Contributed by FEW, AW2 Jerry L. 777dx@bellsouth.net [16JUL2009]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 1 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 1 "...Naha Okinawa, In the fall of "58" Front Row: Nichols R. L. ATAN, Miller R. J. AD3, Kosiba R. AT2, Oxendine W. T. ADC, Frasier J. C. AM1, Adams D. AD1, Milauckas J. W. AE3 Second Row: LT W. E. McCormack, CDR P. A. M. Griber, LTJG R. D. Dunmire, LTJG J. J. Lones..." Contributed by Albert F. Yeager afy2766@cableone.net [15DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 1 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 1 "...NAS Iwakuni, Japan or NS Sangley Point, Philippines sometime in the spring of 1965. FRONT ROW: AE2 Lowe, B. E., ATN2 Numbers, W. J. ATN2, AT2 Hunier, AT2, AOAN Klemin, J. W., ATR3 Bartell, R. B., ADRAN Cooke, D. H. and AXCA Cargal, J. E.. BACK ROW: ADR3 Gowen, W. M., CDR E. E. Bowen, LT W. R. Broadwell, LT. R. R. Danaher, LT(jg) J. R. Schiffer Jr. and ENS F. L. Naylor III..." Contributed by Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [08JAN98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 1 "...The skipper, his crew, and the first lady...The skipper, Commander Gordon R. Barnett, along wtih members and families of the squadron were on hand at the Naha Naval Air Facility to greet the returning crew members who flew the aircraft from NAS Alameda, California to Naha Air Base..." Contributed by Ron Wandler rwandler@schmidt.com [17FEB98]

UPDATE "...I was the 1st Tech and am on the left. photo was submitted by R -Wandler. Most of the Crew.. I have memory loss I guess...The Crew: Lee Ecott AT 1st Tech, S. Rosage AM, Walter Asbridge AD Plane Capt, Dennis Lasser AT, Joe Trojillo AE, Clarence McKay AT, and Dan Popieski AO. Officers: Jim (Jets) Taylor PPC on Left, Tom Gulla Co-Pilot 2 nd right, Ernie Nagle Navigator on Right, and Gordon Barnet (Commanding Officer) Middle..." Contributed by Lee Ecott lecott@rochester.rr.com [08NOV2001]


Crew 2

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-4 Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 2 Patch "...Circa 1955..." Contributed by Jim Koppari AT2 mnjkopp@gulf.net [25DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 2 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 2 "...Naha Okinawa, In the fall of "58"! Front Row: Stagner R. M. AD2, Spears E. S. AT3, Bondurant K. D. AT1, Bentley M. D. AE3, Harden D. R. AT3 Second Row: Stewart P. A. AD2, LTJG J. D. Hetlinger, LCDR G. L. Donnelly, ENS W. H. Kraper, McKee D. F. AMC, Maki W. E. AO1..." Contributed by Albert F. Yeager afy2766@cableone.net [15DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 2 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 2 "...Iwakuni, MCAS, JA or NS Sangley Point, Philippines sometime in the spring of 65??...Front Row: LTjg J. H. Blum; LTjg R. A. Hohlstein; CDR R. T. Duncan Jr.; LT J. R. Scott; and LTjg V. K. Olstad..." Contributed by Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [08JAN98]


Crew 3

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 3 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 3 "...VP-4 Crew 3 NSF Diego Garcia Summer of 1977. Front Row: AW3 Lessig; AX3 Lillis; LTJG Marusa; LTJG Schenzel; AW3 Maple; AO2 Anderson. Back Row: LT Matteson; LT Larson; LT Hopkins; AD1 Stivers; AT2 More; AW3 Kruse; AD2 Bruns..." Contributed by LCDR LARSON, John Retired oriondriver1975@yahoo.com [05MAR2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 3 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 3 "...Naha Okinawa, In the fall of "58"! Front Row: Arthur C. D. AEM3, Sawyer R. E. AT2, Cully J. P. AO2, Young G. J. AD2, GlinesW. L. ADR3, Sarvis J. O. AM3, Heyder C. R. AT2 Second Row; LTJG L. L. Spencer, LTJG M Marovich, LTJG E. K. Anderson, LTJG H. E. Price, LTJG H. R. Prochazka, Wilcox C. D. ATAN..." Contributed by Albert F. Yeager afy2766@cableone.net [15DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 3 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 3 "...Iwakuni, MCAS, JA or NS Sangley Point, Philippines sometime in the spring of 65??...Front Row: Thompson, H. L. W. AE3; Mallard, T. A. ATN3; Bento, T. A. Jr. AMHAN; (Crank-less); Ambrose, R. P. AX2; Oxner, R. H. ADR3; and Haase, R. W. AX3...Back Row: LCDR H. P. Krienke; LTJG J. J. Connolly; LTjg J. I. Newberry Jr.; LT J. A. Mueller; Reicker, C. C. ADR3; and Watkins, K. W. AO3..." Contributed by Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [08JAN98]


Crew 4

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-4 Crew Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 4 Contributed by John Lucas JohnLucas@netzero.com [20MAR2005]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-4 Crew Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 4 Contributed by Bob Zafran vpfourever@gmail.com [13JUL98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 4 "...VP-4 crew members NAS Agana, Guam 1952. L to R: Unidentified, AT3 Al Lishness, ADAN Ronald Hart, AT3 Warren Long, unidentified, AD1 Murray ...(Ronald Hart Collection)..." Contributed by HART, Ronald hartron@comcast.net [29JAN2003]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 4 "...VP-4, Crew 4, on the occasion of putting five Soviet Submarine silhouettes on the nose of the airplane. We did so because of a series of ASW missions we flew out of Barbers Point in 1972/73 (can't remember for sure). The squadrons at Moffett Field had just gotten the P-3C and were having problems with their computers. They would arrive onsta in their brand new P-3C's (in the Yankee box between Hawaii & California), receive a hot swap from a Hawaii (P-3A/B) aircraft, then proceed to bomb their computer and lose contact. The Hawaii aircraft would be left with a no-contact turnover & have to generate contact again just to turnover to Moffett crews again (to most likely lose contact again). My crew had a series of five flights where we generated CPA contact from a no-contact turnover from the previous (Moffett) event. The Hawaii PATWING Commodore at the time (I believe it was RADM Ainsworth) was very pleased with the performance of VP-4 during this period (VP-4 had the ready cycle at the time) because he was in 'competition' with the Admiral in Moffett. In fact, after one of our missions where we generated CPA contact from 7 CZ's out (starting with no-contact, a feat that may still be unsurpassed by any other VP crew), he gave several of my crew medals. (He also came into the ASWOC at zero-dark-thirty that night to meet our crew when we returned from that event.) I got a NAM for that flight. Anyway, we were feeling pretty cocky and attached five Soviet Yankee silhouettes to YD-4 in commemoration of the event. Front row: AW2 George Wolf (me) SS1, unk - Radio Operator, LCDR 'Barney' Barnhill PPC, unk - Ordnanceman, unk - Pilot, LT Russ Duke TACCO. Standing: AW2 Pat Henderson SS3, LT Mackey NAV, AW1 J. W. Jackson (outgoing SS1) SS2, Mech 'Red' Walgreen 2FE, unk - Pilot, and Chief Shelly Bloedorne FE..." Contributed by WOLF, AWCM George Jr Retired wolf.als@centurytel.net [09MAR2002]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 4 "...VP-4, Crew 4, on the occasion of putting five Soviet Submarine silhouettes on the nose of the airplane. We did so because of a series of ASW missions we flew out of Barbers Point in 1972/73 (can't remember for sure). The squadrons at Moffett Field had just gotten the P-3C and were having problems with their computers. They would arrive onsta in their brand new P-3C's (in the Yankee box between Hawaii & California), receive a hot swap from a Hawaii (P-3A/B) aircraft, then proceed to bomb their computer and lose contact. The Hawaii aircraft would be left with a no-contact turnover & have to generate contact again just to turnover to Moffett crews again (to most likely lose contact again). My crew had a series of five flights where we generated CPA contact from a no-contact turnover from the previous (Moffett) event. The Hawaii PATWING Commodore at the time (I believe it was RADM Ainsworth) was very pleased with the performance of VP-4 during this period (VP-4 had the ready cycle at the time) because he was in 'competition' with the Admiral in Moffett. In fact, after one of our missions where we generated CPA contact from 7 CZ's out (starting with no-contact, a feat that may still be unsurpassed by any other VP crew), he gave several of my crew medals. (He also came into the ASWOC at zero-dark-thirty that night to meet our crew when we returned from that event.) I got a NAM for that flight. Anyway, we were feeling pretty cocky and attached five Soviet Yankee silhouettes to YD-4 in commemoration of the event. Front row: AW2 George Wolf (me) SS1, unk - Radio Operator, LCDR 'Barney' Barnhill PPC, unk - Ordnanceman, unk - Pilot, LT Russ Duke TACCO. Standing: AW2 Pat Henderson SS3, LT Mackey NAV, AW1 J. W. Jackson (outgoing SS1) SS2, Mech 'Red' Walgreen 2FE, unk - Pilot, and Chief Shelly Bloedorne FE..." Contributed by WOLF, AWCM George Jr Retired wolf.als@centurytel.net [09MAR2002]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 4 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 4 "...Naha Okinawa, In the fall of '58'!, Front Row! Lester L. N. AT1, Patten F. J. AM1, Miller D. C. AT2, Walker T. D. AO3, Second Row!: Roberts P. W. AD3, Jurss D. W. AT3, LTJG F. K. Conover, LTJG W. E. Romine, LTJG R. A. Tedeschi, LTJG R. P. Calhoun..." Contributed by Albert F. Yeager afy2766@cableone.net [15DEC98]

UPDATE "...I'm wondering if the D. W. Jurss in the photo of the crew is Daniel Jurss from New York. If he is, I wonder if anyone has a current address for anyone in his family. I know Daniel is deceased, but we are distant relatives, and I'd love to be in touch with his wife or children. Thanks for any info you may have...Laurie Checco llchecco@cs.com..." [25FEB2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 4 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 4 "...Iwakuni, MCAS, JA or NS Sangley Point, Philippines sometime in the spring of 65??...Front Row: LTjg E. B. Hart; CDR C. M. Walker; LT D. L. Rush; LTjg V. M. Lapierre; and LT J. R. Williams...Back Row: Thomasen, W. K. AX3; Oliva, M. A. AE3; Blum, J. O. AT1; Olofson, E. A. ADR2; Ulrich, J. C. AO3; Sanders, T. B. ATN2; and Winkler, C. J. AMS3..." Contributed by Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [08JAN98]


Crew 5

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 5 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 5 "...Naha Okinawa, In the fall of "58"! Front Row; Glass J. J. AN, Johnston R. R. AE2, Seiler J. E. AM3, Babcock G. R. AD2, McMannamy J. K. AD2, Emmons A. H. AT1, Second Row: Stout B. R.. AOAN, LCDR M. A. Mosely, LTJG D. C. Bennet, LT J. F. Hays, LTJG A. S. Garretson, Kruger D. R. AT2 AOAN..." Contributed by Albert F. Yeager afy2766@cableone.net [15DEC98]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-4 LogoCameraVP-4 Crew 5 "...VP-4 Crew 5 in 1962. PPC was Lt. "Tex" Coleman. He went on to Command VP-17 and took them through the P-3 transition and deployed from NAS Whidbey Island, Washington to return after deployment to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I was in V4-4 from 1961-62..." Contributed by Bruce Skoglund skogb@aol.com [22JUL98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 5 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 5 "...Iwakuni, MCAS, JA or NS Sangley Point, Philippines sometime in the spring of 65??...Front Row: Dupre, R. L. AX3; Grandpre, S. J. ADR3; Day, R. E. AE3; Thompson, M. D., ATN3; Autran, J. D. AOAN; and Robinson, O. D. ATW2...Back Row: LTjg J. R. Adams; LT L. E. Printup; LCDR R. H. smith; LTjg L. M. Genden; and Prokop, J. A. ADR2..." Contributed by Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [08JAN98]


Crew 6

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-4 LogoCameraVP-4 CAC 6 "...Konichiwa from Misawa Japan!..." LCDR Kurt Kohanowich kkohan@msa.attmil.ne.jp [06OCT2000]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-4 LogoCameraVP-4 Crew 6 "...Circa 1963-1966..." Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [25FEB99]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-4 LogoCameraVP-4 Crew 6 "...Circa 1963-1966..." Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [14FEB2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 1 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 6 "...VP-4 Crew 6 that was taken at Nha Trang Vietnam-7/11/65. The photo was taken with A. Barlow's camera, and in his possession all these years, by PA Lester (missing Crew 6 member that I am still hunting) and submitted by me. The original photo was a slide..." Contributed by Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [18NOV2002]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 6 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 6 "...Naha Okinawa in the fall of "58"! Front Row: Forliti J.R. ADR3, Gaspervich W. AT3, Butler L.D. AE3, Cladon H.E. AD1, Sheker R.C. AT3, Second Row: Robbins G.D. AT2, LTJG L.G. Miles, LTJG E.M. Mayo, LTJG W.H. Ketchum, LTJG J.W. Kcepernik, Samora I.F. AOAN..." Contributed by Albert F. Yeager afy2766@cableone.net [15DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 6 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 6 "...Iwakuni, MCAS, JA or NS Sangley Point, Philippines sometime in the spring of 65??...Front Row: Tietz, K. D., AN; Bacon, L. M., AE3; Barlow, A. R. ATN3; Brinkley, J. L., AX2; Lester, P. A., AX2; and Dick, L. P., AMS3...Back Row: Mead, S. W., ADR3; LTjg N. L. Beal; LTjg D. R. Gapp; LT W. L. Schneider III; and LT W. E. Thomas..." Contributed by Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [07JAN98]


Crew 7

VP CrewCREWs: VP-28 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 7 "...'Sugar Charlie 7's' Aircrew in NAS Iwakuni, Japan Circa 1955. STANDING L-R: LT(jg) Hamilton, AEAN Johnny Argenbright, ADC Willie Williamson, LT(jg) Don White (Co-Pilot), LT "Red" Norgart (PPC), AT3 Gary Underwood and ENSIGN O'Neil. FRONT ROW L-R: AOAN Jim Hargraves, ATAN Mac McConney, AT1 "Hound Dog" Hartsell, AO2 Ron West and AT2 Perk Perkins..." Contributed by WEST, AO2 Ron ronfran7@verizon.net [09MAY2009]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 7 "...VP-4 Flight Crew 7 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii 1952...TOP Left to Right: Ens Fenton, LTC "Red" Plaxco, LT Thomas, and LT Gahagen. BOTTOM Left ro Right: AD1 Thurston, ADAN Ron Hart, unidentified, AL2 Gotthardt, ADAN Snyder, and AT3 Al Lishness...(Ronald Hart Collection)..." Contributed by HART, Ronald hartron@comcast.net [25JAN2003]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 7 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 7 "...Naha Okinawa,in the fall of "58"! Front Row: Yeager A.F. AM2, Hall P.W. AT2,Wiberg L.E. ATR3, Peterson D.A. ATAN, Galik J.A. AD1, Robinson J.E. AD2, Second Row: LTJG J.D. Franklin, LT R.M. Seipp, LT J.P.Richardson, LTJG D.C. Bennet, LTJG R.K. Gremp..." Contributed by Albert F. Yeager afy2766@cableone.net [15DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 7 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 7 "...Iwakuni, MCAS, JA or NS Sangley Point, Philippines sometime in the spring of 65??...Front Row: Halliburton, G. W., ATN3; Mosley, L. W., ADR3; Richards, J. R., ATN3; Allen, W. E., AN; Eastes, D. B., ADAN; and Hull, W. ATAN3...Back Row: LCDR R. L. Hogg; LT A. W. Bachofen; LTJG R. L. Bruner; LTjg D. M. Petersen; and Douglas, G. L., ADR3" Contributed by Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [16JAN98]


Crew 8

VP LogosLOGOs: Squadron ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 8 Contributed by Alec Fushi afushi@aol.com [30JUN2005]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-4 Crew Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Tactical Name Tag "...This is the Tactical Name Tag worn in flight by crew 8 PPC..." Contributed by by LCDR Eric Isaminger EIsam@aol.com [17FEB98]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-4 Logo Thumbnail Desert Shield/Storm Patron 4 Ord Alert "We Came...We Saw...We Left" [17SEP99]

UPDATE "...The "Ord Alert" patch you have is a fun patch that CAC-8 had made after Desert Storm. The Patch is a view out of the port aft observer windows (with the Ord Alert light above the window) and is a re-creation of what we "saw" out the window. Oil Slicks, explosions, and battleships lobbing volkswagons (2000 lb shells) at the enemy and the clock numbers to identify the position of the event..." Contributed by Dennis Pytel, Former TACCO/MC, CAC-8 denny@onramp113.org [03MAR2000]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-4 Crew 8 ThumbnailVP-4 Crew 8 Contributed by John Lucas john.lucas@netzero.net [20NOV2002]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-4 Crew 8 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 8 "...This is the patch crew 8 wears now from our 1997 deployment to Diego/Masirah/Bahrain with liberty calls in Jordan, Thailand, and Japan. Crew 8 is made up of: LCDR Eric "Smacky" Isaminger, LT Chris "3-K'" Feuquay, LT Jason "Jaswah" Struck, LT Phil "Heb" Heberer, LTJG Brandon "Sucrose Bravo" Emanuel, AE1 Angela "Ma" Cook, AD1 Glenn "Roadwarrior" Grimmer, AW2 Ray "Jazzeh Ray" Hatfield, AW3 Jim "JimBob" Camp, AW3 Bill "Sirite" Havenstrite, and AT3 Jarred "Triggity" Troise. The crew received CTF-72 Crew of the Month for whole AOR in August and November 1997..." Contributed by LCDR Eric Isaminger EIsam@aol.com [17FEB98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 8 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 8 "...This was taken in Kwajalein in 1989. It is of VP-4 Crew 8. I can't remember all the names but I'll try. STANDING: AT2 Smith (IFT), AWAN Wooley (SS2), LT Olsen (Nav/Comm), LT(jg) Carey (2p), unknown pilot, LT Crabtree(TACCO) and AME1 Rodriguez (FE). KNEELING: LT Evans(PPC) and AW3 Dan Barkow (SS1)..." Contributed by BARKOW, AW2 Dan danbarkow@cableone.net [24SEP2008]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 8 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 8 "...Caption for the picture: "CAC-8's TACCO, Sensor One and Flight station ham it up after 'raining some steel' on a South Korean sub during a recent exercise" The current Combat Aircrew Eight of VP-4 was assembled in August of 1999. The first VP-4 crew to qualify in the Antisurface Warfare Improvement Package Program (AIP), the Squirrels continue to be the vanguard of AIP impletmantation and have achieved a series of firsts in Battle Group interaction and support. Over the last 16 months, the Squirrels have operated from every corner of the Pacific Rim. Their list of "Been there, Done That" includes Brisbane and Darwin, Australia; Singapore; Pohang, South Korea; Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia; North Island, CA; Whidbey Island, WA; Naval Strike Warfare Center, Fallon, Nevada; U-Tapao, Thailand; Wake island, the Hawaiian Islands and all of Japan..." Contributed by Christian Schomaker Schorion@aol.com [15NOV2000]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 4 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 8 "...Naha Okinawa, In the fall of '58'!, Front Row: Key G.I. AD2, Price H.W. AEM3, Reed D.F. ATCA, Munroe F.A. AD3, Whalen B.V. AO1, Hudson H.W. AT3, Second Row: King J.A. AT3, LTJG J.C. Winn, LT C.R. Pendell, LTJG G.W. Roberts, LTJG C.M. Southall, Yellen G. AM1..." Contributed by Albert F. Yeager afy2766@cableone.net[24DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 8 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 8 "...Iwakuni, MCAS, JA or NS Sangley Point, Philippines sometime in the spring of 65??...Front Row: Hook, T. S., Jr., ATN2; Elliot, J. M., ATW2; Key, R. E. AE2; Undset, J., AO2; Metcalf, L. D., ATW3; and Boyer, R. L., AMSAN...Back Row: Ramey, H. R., ADJ1; LCDR K. I. Bergstrom; LT L. Hebert; LTjg J. L. Johnson; LCDR R. E. Dupree; and Levitsky, J. A., ADR3..." Contributed by Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [16JAN98]


Crew 9

VP LogosLOGOs:...Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 9 Logo Contributed by Robert F. Dugger, Jr. YRHMM161@prodigy.net [25FEB2002]

VP LogosLOGOs:...Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 9 Logo Contributed by Robert F. Dugger, Jr. YRHMM161@prodigy.net [25FEB2002]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 4 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 9 "...Naha Okinawa, In the fall of '58'!, Front Row: Wildberg G.D. AT3, Nerbonne L.T. ATAN, Hanson K.H. AEM3, Bevel T.E. AOAN, Weathers F.D. ADR3, Second Row: Frederick H.G. AMH3, Ggrein D.E. ATCA, LTJG E.E.Miller, LTJG J.W. Wilson, LTJG J.S. Toney, LTJG M.D. Sills, Bryne R.C. AD1..." Contributed by Albert F. Yeager afy2766@cableone.net[24DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 9 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 9 "...Iwakuni, MCAS, JA or NS Sangley Point, Philippines sometime in the spring of 65??...Front Row: Tantlinger, W. A., ATR3; Leonard, C. H. AO3; Moore, C. D., Jr., AX3; Newborn, A. E., AXAN; Petersen, W. B., ADJ3, and Kau, D. F., AE3...Back Row: LT W.W. Turkington III; LT R.C. Burke; Ware, G.L. ADR2; LTjg P.G. Regan, Jr..." Contributed by Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [16JAN98]


Crew 10

VP LogosLOGOs: Squadron ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 10 Contributed by Alec Fushi afushi@aol.com [30JUN2005]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 4 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 10 "...Naha Okinawa, In the fall of '58'!, Front Row: Allen D.S. AM1, Ballew M.E. AEM3, Skavlan L.J. ATCA, Barms M.L. AT3, Second Row: Roach W.B. AD1, LTJG R.P. Wylie, LT D.V. Peterson, ENS R.R. Ingerton, Wyneken R.A. AD3, Ashe W.R. AOAN..." Contributed by Albert F. Yeager afy2766@cableone.net[24DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 10 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 10 "...NAS Iwakuni, Japan or NS Sangley Point, Philippines sometime in the spring of 1965. FRONT ROW: AO3 Selmyher, A. V., ADJ3 Grubb, R. A., ATN2 Long, C., AE3 Fatheringham, R. J., ATN3 Green, L. L., ATR3 Spohn, P. L. and AMH3 Self, L. B.. BACK ROW: ADR2 Ortiz, R. B., LT(jg) K. C. Miller, LCDR E. C. Fox Jr., LT W. E. Cowen and LT T. B. Ward..." Contributed by Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [16JAN98]


Crew 11

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-4 Patch Thumbnail VP-4 CAC-11 Desert Storm 1990-1991 [18DEC99]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 11 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 11 "...Crew 11, VP-4 taken at NAS Iwakuni, Japan in the Fall of 1968 - LEFT TO RIGHT KNEELING: LT Preato (Tacco), LT Garvin (Nav), AT2 Owens (Radar) and AO2 Oyler (Ord). LEFT TO RIGHT STANDING: CDR Lazelier (PPC), AXAN Few (Julie), AX3 Binder (Jez), ATN 3 Pierce (Radio), LT Taylor (Co-Pilot) and ADR1 Lincoln (FE). Our motto was "When you care enough to send the very best . . . send Crew 11, VP-4..." Contributed by FEW, AW2 Jerry L. 777dx@bellsouth.net [06SEP2009]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 4 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 11 "...Naha Okinawa, In the fall of '58'!, Front Row: Moore R.E. AD2, Kerns W. AM1, Foley J.J. AT2, Nelson D.A. AD3, Arrington M.E. AEM2, Second Row: Sanders F.C. AO2, LTJG S. Jones, LTJGA.J. Schroeder, LTJG E.K. Wilson, LCDR W.B. Troendle, Harris J.T. AT3, Duncan T.E. AT2..." Contributed by Albert F. Yeager afy2766@cableone.net[24DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 11 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 11 "...Iwakuni, MCAS, JA or NS Sangley Point, Philippines sometime in the spring of 65??...Front Row: Killion, F. S., ADJ3; Tullar, B. G., AE3; Staples, J. M., AO2; chandler, J. R., ATWAN; Faverty, R. W., AX2; and Cowhick, A. R., AX3...Back Row: LTjg W. E. Fauber; LCDR T. R. Cate Jr.; LTjg L. R. Wilson; LTjg H. G. Redmon; and Buckner, G. W., ADR2..." Contributed by Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [16JAN98]


Crew 12

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 4 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 12 "...Naha Okinawa, In the fall of '58'!, Front Row: Montano L.F. AO3, LTJG M.B. Sternquist, Holmsten L.W. AT2, ENS J.M. Cashman, ENS R.L. Breckon, Largo E. AD3, Second Row:LCDR W.D.Roll, Martindale R.M. AEM3, Maham M.L. AT3, Wells L.E. AD1, LTJG H.L. Hawkins, Holland E.A. AT1, Shanabarger G.E. AM1..." Contributed by Albert F. Yeager afy2766@cableone.net[24DEC98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-4 Crew 12 ThumbnailCameraVP-4 Crew 12 "...THE CREW 12 PHOTO WAS SHOT AT TON SON NHUT VIETNAM...Front Row: Neveu, R. A. AE3; Kelly, P. B. ATW3; Powers, C. L. AT1; Robinson, E. K. AX2; Young, J. W. MS3; and Petersen, K. C. AO3...Back Row: LCDR, R. E. Barry; VAN Dusen, E. C. ADR3; LT J. M. McConnel; LT R. B. Davis; and LTjg J. M. Crumly..." Contributed by Jere Brinkley jerebrinks@hotmail.com [16JAN98]

VP CrewCREWs:

Personal Collection
Vernard C. Nichols
VPB-4 Crew Member
Deceased
Contributed via Tim Morris (Son-In-Law) timlinda65@gmail.com
[28JUL99]


"Vernard C. Nichols, Aviation Radioman First Class, USN, of Long Pine, Nebraska, has returned from a 14 months' tour of duty in the Pacific with VPB-4, a Navy search-plane squadron.

He flew in a four-motored Consolidated CORONADO flying boat on patrols over thousands of miles of the Pacific to protect shipping and shore bases from enemy action. During last August, Nichols participated in his squadron's daily bombing of Ponape in the Caroline Islands.

Beginning in October, 1943, he flew for eight months from a Hawaiian base, and for three month periods from Eniwetok and Saipan.

His wife, Mrs. Lurin H. Nichols, lives at xxxxxxxx, and his mother, Mrs. Mabel L. Lambert, resides in Long Pine, Nebraska."

VPB-4 Circa 1945 Pictures"Vernard Nichols 2nd from the right."
VPB-4 Circa 1945 Pictures"Vernard Nichols 2nd from the right."
VPB-4 Circa 1945 Pictures"Vernard Nichols on left."
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UPDATE "...I just found my father-in laws "Aviator's Flight Log Book" Vernard C. Nichols, ARM 1/c. His first flight with VBP-4 was on May 19, 1943, and his last flight was on October 24, 1945. He flew a total of 1,467.7 hours, in PB2Y-3, and PB2Y-5's. In his flight log book he had listed the Pilots, each Buno, hours of the flight, date, and the character of flight. Of his total flying time with VBP-4 he flew with 50 different pilots. The pilot that he spent the most time flying for was Lt. Kosick , 1174 hours. The first flight with Lt-jg Kosich was on June 24, 1943. The entry for October 19, 1943 has him listed as Lt. Kosich. The last flight with Lt. Kosich was on December 16 & 17, 1944 from Kaneohe Bay to San Diego. The only other pilot that he flew for alot, was a Lt. Jones. He flew 104.6 hours in his planes, from February 7, 1945 to July 28, 1945..." Contributed via Tim Morris (Son-In-Law) timlinda65@gmail.com [16AUG99]


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