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Crew 1

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 1 "...Circa 1953 - Left to Right - Back Row: D. K. Miller, ATAN, Tubby Brook, AL3; Don Luth, AOAN, Ralph Rainey, ALAN, Harry Barton, AOAN, Al Harmon, AL1 and Roy Jameson AD2. Left to Right - Front Row: Larry Audet, AD1, Ens. R. M. Rygh, Lcdr. N. D. McClure, Lt. R. A. Hoffman, Lt. K. J. Weber and Art Criss, AD2..." Contributed by LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net [23OCT2006]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 1 "...Circa 1973 - PPC LT Batwinsis, CP LT Thompson, CP LT Turner, TC LTjg Erdman, NC LTjg Schmidt, FE AE1 Salas, SS1 AW2 Neth, SS2 AWAN McGinney, SS3 AW2 STUP, IFT AT1 Hanna, ORD Ao2 Thompson, and SM AMS2 Trask..." Contributed by Don Trask LoneWolf1eptx@aol.com [22MAY2003]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 1 "...Circa 1975 - PPC LT Carver, PPC LT Wilson, PPC LT Magee, PPC LT Rice, TC LTjg Wood, NC ENS Samuelson, SS1 AW1 Neth, SS2 AWAN Hill, SS3 AW3 Harmon, IFT AXC Trapp, ORD AO3 Casella, FE AMS2 Spurlock, and SM AMS2 Trask..." Contributed by Don Trask LoneWolf1eptx@aol.com [21MAY2003]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 1 "...PPC Lt Hackett, C/P LTjg Witte, C/P LTjg Conover, TCO LTjg Bassett, N/C LTjg Durr, SS1 AW1 Neith, SS2 AW2 Andrews, SS2 AW3 Fry, SS3 AW2 Harmon, IFT AT3 Ebers, ORD AO2 Sloan, FE AMS1 Spurlock, and FE ADJ2 marsilio... NAS Misawa, Japan Winter 1976..." Contributed by Steve Marsilio steve48la1@gmail.com [13JAN2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCamera "...Iwakuni, Japan 1964...Top Row L-R: LTjg Gess, Tacco (BooPus), R. D. Knott, AE3 (Kathy), D. D. Sparkman, ADR3 (Sparki), Al Fowler, 3rd Tech, R. Maxwell ADR3 (Max), and A. E. Spangler, AO1 (Spang)...Bottom Row L-R: H. Wilhelm, AMH2 (Willie), H. E. Johnson, ADR3 (Johnny), B. J. McClellan, ATR2 (Mac Motor Mouth), M. W. Robertson, ATR2 (Robbie), and LT Dorow (Crabby)..." Contributed by Al Fowler af03838@mail.navix.net [30MAY98]


Crew 2

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 2 "...Circa 1953 - Left to Right - Back Row: Danny Daly, Joe Haynes, Dave Culpepper, Jimmie Zavesky,; Ed Parham, Ken Roach and Red Trower. Left to Right - Front Row: Bobbie Stephens, Ens. Ireland, LTjg Easton, LTjg Hoffman, LT Hank Shatola, PPC and Frank Machado ALAN..." Contributed by LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net [23OCT2006]


Crew 3

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 3 "...Circa 1953 - Left to Right - Back Row: C. E. Scoville, AO3; J. M. Patrick, AOAN; B. D. McGill, AN; J. A. Meade, ALAN; J. M. McLaughlin AD1; M. R. Smiley, AT3; I. M. Wald, ATAN. Left to Right - Front Row: W. H. Finady, AL2; Lt. M. N. Hansen; Ens. P. J. Rutan; Ltjg. J. B. Pierce; LTjg. H. E. McCumber; H. A. Smith, AD2..." Contributed by LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net [25OCT2006]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew 3 ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 3 "...VP-50 Crew Three 1965-66; VP-50 Crew Four 1966-67...FRONT ROW: ATR3 Dollar, ORD Gary K. Kampman, ATN2 B. C. Alexander, ADR Joe E., Taney, unk., unk...BACK ROW: PPC Lt Matt Middlebrooks, AX2 V. L. Hart, PPC Lcdr. Paul E. Clemens, unk; PPC Lt Bud Southworth, AXC R. E. Lightbody, TACCO Ltjg D. L. Boggs, Taney (Missing is NAV Ltjg Don Herriott)..." Contributed by Bud Southworth skyhawk@cnw.com WebSite: http://www.skyhawk.org


Crew 4

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-50 Crew Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 4 Patch "...Designed for crew 4 during our deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan in 1981 by our Ordnanceman AO2 Rick Moreno..." HAINER, Mark Hainer (Hawkman) mghainer@comcast.net [12MAY2003]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 4 "...Circa 1953 - Left to Right - Back Row: Scott, Jack Lindsey, "Digger" Digregorio, McNany, Simmons, Billy Mills,Elton (lost in the crash of SE-10); Davis, Ferrell Winn. Left to Right - Front Row: Grady, Ens. Miller, Lt. Nielsen, Ldcr. Birdsall, Ltjg. Madsen, "Skosh" Fuller..." Contributed by LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net [25OCT2006]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew 4 ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 4 "...Some of the names (it has been 20+ years) escape me. Some the crew arrived late in the deployment. Left to Right: LTjg Mario Ecung (Pilot), AW2 Hainer (SS3), AW1 Ralph Kahmer (SS1), ????? SS2 Operator, ????? IFT, ????? TACCO, LTjg Chris Whitehead (Pilot), AO2 Rick Moreno (Ordnance), ????? FE, Glen Fink FE, ????? PPC, and last but not least LTjg Ken Mitchell (NavCom). Ralph and Rick were easy to remember, I flew with them most of my career (Rick from the very begining in 1978 to the end). I think of them often and would love to hear from them..." Contributed by HAINER, Mark Hainer (Hawkman) mghainer@comcast.net [09MAY2003]


Crew 5

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 5 "...Circa 1953 - Left to Right - Price AD1; Fix, AO3; Cook, AN; McDonald, AD2; George Agard, AL3; Dave Rinehart, AT3. Left to Right - Front Row: Ltjg. Ferguson, Christensen, AOAN; Lcdr. Robbins; Casterline, AL2; Lt. Hawkins; Wolfe, ATAN; Ens. Close..." Contributed by LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net [26OCT2006]


Crew 6

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 6 "...Circa 1953..." Contributed by LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net [23OCT2006]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 6 "...Circa 1953 - Left to Right - Billy Forte; Lyle hahn; ens, Gerhauser; Lt. Smith; Ltjg. Annenberg, Ed Guy, AD1, PC; Jim Pattilo. Left to Right - Front Row: Al Westfall; Ormand Farris; Ray Kinnison; Jerry Olson; Bob Newtone..." Contributed by LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net [26OCT2006]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew 6 ThumbnailCameraVP-50 CAC-6 "...VP-50 CAC 6, in NAS Adak, Alaska in the winter of 1983-84 during a split deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Misawa, Japan. The crew members are: (Top, Left-Right) LT Diehl, AW2 Melnik, LT Kreitler, AMS2 Walgren, LCDR Zell, AW2 Judge, AMH1 York; (Bottom, Left-Right) AX3 Anderson, LT Lanker, LT Powell, AW2 Beck; (Center) LTJG Butler..." Contributed by ANDERSON, AT1 Eric (JAFO) andercon05@earthlink.net [28FEB2001]


Crew 7

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-50 Patch Thumbnail "...1991 NAS Adak, Alaska VP50 Det There's One Here Somewhere CAC-007..." [27AUG99]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-50 Crew 7 Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 7 Patch "...This is the Crew 7 Patch made up while in Iwakuni, Japan shortly after '7 Boat' parked up against the sea wall..." Former AE1 Wesley E. Johnson chipper@mlode.com

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 7 "...Circa 1953 - Left to Right - Back Row: Eddie Ledford; Bill Dowd; Jim Garham; Bob Vandermolen; Skip Crady; Ray Waters. Left to Right - Front Row: Jack Ithier; Lt. Hoover; Ltjg. Waller; Ltjg. Merchant, Ens. Paul; Roy Taylor..." Contributed by LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net [27OCT2006]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 PBM Crew 7 ThumbnailCameraVP-50 PBM5S2 Crew 7 "...Part of the 'BAD 7 Boat Crew' smoking MY cigars!..." Wesley E. Johnson chipper@mlode.com


Crew 8

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 8 "...Circa 1953 - Left to Right - Back Row: Mohler, AN; Wolf, ATAN; Aide, AN; Foreman, AD3; Day, AL1; Duvall, AO3; Stallings, AD3. Left to Right - Front Row: Mohler, AN; Wolf, ATAN; Aide, AN; Foreman, AD3; Day, AL1; Duvall, AO3; Stallings, AD3..." Contributed by LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net [28OCT2006]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 PBM Crew 8 ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 8 "...Crew 8 Circa 1965 either before our deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines or after. We had a crew symbol of a Flaming Eightball as seen in the 1964 yearbook and called ourselves Baka Hatchi Crew, or The Crazy Eight Crew. From Top Row: LT Caveness (2PP), LT(jg) Unknown (3PP), Unknown (PPC), LT Katzenberger (TACCO), Unknown Sailor, Charles (Gator) Mizel (ATN3), Doug Wyatt (AE3), Unknown, and ?Stame? Johns (AN). Bottom Row Left to Right: William Heston (ATN3), Ron Goodsel-Deceased (AO3), Unknown (Crew Leader ADR), and myself Don Zickefoose (ATN3)...The PPC was Henry Keller 3rd from left top row, then James Katzenberger, then BobbyYoung, unknown sailor, then Lyle Johns. The bottom row 3rd from left was crew leader who's last name was Paul. Still can't remember his 1st name..." Contributed by Don Zickefoose wb8siq@peoplepc.com[UPDATED 25NOV99 | 26OCT99]

UPDATE "...Just thought you would like to know the man on the first row is Don Paul. The man to Lyle John's right is Jim Dollar. Also Lyle's last name is John..." Contributed by Name Unknown JDLuckyone@aol.com[11APR2002]


Crew 9

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 9 "...Circa 1953 - Left to Right - Back Row: Langford; Andreason; Wiltsee; Jim Mousley; Stiles; Slater; Morehouse. Left to Right - Front Row: Ken Dunn; Ens. Forrest; Lt. Stevens; Ltjg. Abelein; Ens. Welch; Goff..." Contributed by LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net [27OCT2006]


Crew 10

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-50 Crew  ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 10 Patch "...Late 50's early 60..." Contributed by VERBA, AT Ronald Joseph ronverba@verizon.net [18FEB2009]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-50 Crew  ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 10 Patch "...Crew 10 patch worn on the flight suit and jacket..." Contributed by Tony Gooch tony@goochfam.org

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew 10 ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 10 "...1968 Cruisebook - NS Sangley Point, Philippines / NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam..." Contributed by TRIEBOLD, AT2 Bruce mtnlivin@sti.net [02DEC2000]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew 10 "...Circa 1953 - Those we left behind: PAUL ELVIN NIELSEN, LT, USNR LAURENCE JOHN DACASTO, LTJG, USNR, JOHN CRAWFORD DUDLEY, LTJG, USNR, JAMES FRANCIS JOHNSTON, ENS, USNR, ORVIS ROGER MEE, AD1, USN, GERALD ROBERT HENDRICK, PH1, USN, ALVIN CLAIR HANEY, AD2, USN, TEDDY ARTHUR DOBRENZ, AT3, USN, GILBERT FLETCHER GAULDIN, AL3, USN, LARRY EUGENE NORTON, AO3, USN, ELTON RAYMOND DAVIS, ADAN, USN, KENNETH WILBUR GOFF, ATAN, USN, HARLAN PAIGE COBB, AN, USN and JAMES MITCHELL HILL, AN, USN..." Contributed by LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net [27OCT2006]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 PBM Crew 10 ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 10 "...Left to Right: Crew Chief Tommy Moore AD1, (?) Beatman AD2, Tom Biltz AD3, George Agard AL3, Pat Daily ALAN, Jim Oates AT 3, Don Miller ATAN, Rolf Brandt AO 2, and Max (?) AOAN...enlisted crew of SE 10 1954 and 1955. I didn't have a picture of all the crew together, or any of the officers. I cut and pasted each picture from several other pictures. Most of them were from a celebration. I had won $500.00 playing BINGO at the enlisted men's club at NAS Iwakuni, Japan in December of 1954. We had a couple of parties on some of my winnings and that is the origination of most of the pictures. I have only found two of the crew and they are both deceased. That would be George Agard and Rolf Brandt. I have spoken to both Mrs. Agard and Mrs. Brandt to verify this..." Contributed by Thomas D. Biltz tmbiltz@gmail.com [02DEC2000]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew 10CameraVP-50 Low Rider Crew 10 "...Circa 1981..." Contributed by Tony Gooch tony@goochfam.org [27FEB98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew  ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 10 "...Crew 10...circa Sept 1981 while on deployment in NAF Misawa, Japan...after the crew received the Navy Expeditionary Medal and I received my first Good Conduct award...the medal was for several Diego Garcia detachments..." Contributed by Tony Gooch tony@goochfam.org


Crew 11

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-50 Patch ThumbnailVP-50 CAC-11 Contributed by John Lucas john.lucas@netzero.net[28AUG2002]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 11 "...Circa 1953 - Left to Right - Back Row: Metcalf, AD2; Patterson, AO3; Daniel, AL2; Sheldon, AD1; Miller, ATAN; Revelle, ATAN; Lampron, AN. Left to Right - Front Row: Charles Lockhart, ALAN; Ens. Stratton; Ens. Travers; Lt. Magelssen; Lt. Yates; Luan, AT3..." Contributed by LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net [28OCT2006]


Crew 12

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 12 "...Circa 1953 - Left to Right - Back Row: J. L. McCaffrey, AD2; N. C. Morgan, ADAN; S. G. Weyland, AOAN; D. W. Reilly, ATAN; B. H. Combest, AL3; I. W. Tate, ATAN; W. H. Reinicke, ADC. Left to Right - Front Row: J. W. Yuiricich, AN; Lt. Bill Abernathy; Lt. Schultz; Ens. Dillon; Lt. Erb; L. J. Whipple, AL3..." Contributed by LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net [28OCT2006]


Crew 14

VP CrewCREWs: VP-50 PBM Crew 7 ThumbnailCameraVP-50 Crew 14 "LEFT TO RIGHT--LTJG Brwer, AWC Fowler, AW1 Jackson, LTJG Swick, ADJ1 Frothinger, AMH1 Williams, AWAN Courson, AO3 Lapointe, LT Venator, AT1 Witek, LT Ross, NOT SHOWN - LT Huffins and LTJG Slonecker..." Contributed by AWC Ken Jackson (Ret) Ken@score.com


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