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ACCETURO, PH2 Carolyn cfawiley@att.net "...I served (SELRES) with VP-91 (1987-1991). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27MAY2014 | 23APR99]

ADAMS, AMH2 Darrell zenoes@gmail.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1973 to 1977. I was an AMH-2 and went through Flight Engineer training at VP-31. I would like to hear from anyine from that time period..." [24SEP2006]

AGUILAR, Mike maguilar@rampnet.com"...Ex-Navy....AE3. Unit: VP-91 NAS Moffett Field, California and AIMD Diego Garcia, 0180 Service dates 6/85 to 4/89..."

AINSWORTH, LCDR Kacy W. Retired p3pilot@charter.net "...I served in with VP-23 (1981-1984) as an IFT (Crew-9), Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) (Tron Shop) and VP-91 (1985-1986) as an IFT. Following commissioning and wings, flew as PPC with VP-9 (1991-1994), WingsPAC Staff and retired in 2002. Started working for Lockheed, hoping to work on the P-3 replacement...Oh well, so much for plans..." [23APR2011]

ANDERSON, Eric eandb@excelonline.com "...Spent 3 years in VP-46 (92-95) in NAS Moffett Field, California and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, then on to Wing 10 in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I'm now a TAR in VP-91 in NAS Moffett Field, California but will be heading back to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington to VP-69 in March 99 when VP-91 decoms. Looking to get back in touch with friends from the past...drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 22MAY2000 | 24OCT98]

ARENZANA, Mark mark_arenzana@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1997 to 1999..." [04AUG2010]


BACH, Jeffrey jefbach@aol.com "...To all my former Shipmates. I was in VP-69 from 1986-1991 and NAR from 1991-1994. Now stationed in VP-91 soon to retired early in FEB 99. I sure like here from anyone that I served during these periods. See Ya..." [20OCT98]

BACHKO, Larry Retired lbachko@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-31 (February 1975-September 1977), Naval And Marine Corp Reserve Center (N&MCRC) El Paso, Texas (October 1977-September 1978), VR-55 (September 1978-June 1982), VR-57 (June 1982-December 1986), VP-91 (December 1986-February 1989), VF-302 (March 1989-April 1991), VF-301 (March 1991-September 1994), Naval Reserve Readiness Command (REDCOM) 22 NAS Seattle, Washington (September 1994-April 1995) and finally Fleet Reserve April 1995. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27JUN2010 | 07JUL99]

BACON, David W. thislldo@wctel.net "...I served with VP-91, (1977 - 1979), VP-30 (1977), VS-22, VS-72, VS-73, VR-48, VR-58, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (COMRESTACSUPWING) and XO Naval Air Reserve NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 14SEP2010 | E-Mail Updated 28OCT2001 | 31JUL98]

BANKS, Jim Jimsbanks@aol.com "...Does anyone have information on VP-91, Detachment, based at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland? I was a part of this squadron from its inception (1970) until I was separated in March, 1971. There's much (and great) stuff on the NAS Moffett Field, California bunch, but none on us. We were their sister squadron: basically, they flew west and we flew east. Thanks for your help!..." [28FEB99]

BARNETT, YNCM(AW/SW) Bob vr61cmc@cnrf.nola.navy.mil "...I served in VP-91 from July 1992 to August 1995. I am currently CMC of VR-61 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [10NOV2000]

BEHAN, Paul paulbehanbofa@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-91 from January 2004 to May 2000..." [18APR2009]

BELME, AD1 Richard richb76@gmail.com "...I served with VP-31 (1981 to 1983), VP-47 (1983 to 1987) and back to VP-31 (1987 to 1991). Did some Naval Reserve time with VP-91(1991 to 1993 and 1995 to 1998). I went to FE School in 1984 and served in that capacity until 1998. Did all my time at NAS Moffett Field, California, unfortunately the only thing flying there now is the Spotted Owl. Lots of good memories and friends during my enlistment..." [02JUN2008]

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BIRCHENALL, AO1 (AW) Jeff jbirchenal@aol.com "...I served with VP-91 (SELRES) from 1988 to 1999 at NAS Moffett Field, California. I was Section 200 Career Counselor and Assistant Aircraft Ordnance Maintenance Shop Supervisor responsible for 8 Lockheed Orion P-3C UIII aircraft..." [16APR2008]

BOBOC, Robert D. mrboboc@sbcglobal.net "...I served on active duty with VP-46 (1983-1987) and VP-31 (1987-1989). I transferred to the Naval Reserve and served served with VP-91 (1996-1998) and VP-65 (1999-2005). Currently serving in the Air Force Reserves at Travis Air Base in Fairfield, CA..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 07JUL2007 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 11MAY2003 | 13OCT98]

BOYER, Bob boyerb@rbcinc.com "...Was CMC of VP-64 when I retired in Mar of 1983. Prior to that time I served on the CRPWL Staff, VP-90, RATCEN, VP-91, AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota and CNARESTRA Staff, and NAS Glenview, Illinois..." [24MAR98]

Memorial Picture "...BRENNAN, NCCS Eugene "Skip"...I was the resident NCC on the staff of CPW Atlantic/Pacific in NAS Moffett Field, California from 10/92 - 1/96 and had the pleasure to serve with the crews and staff of VP-60, VP-65, VP-67, VP69-, VP-90, VP-91 and VP-94. I just want to post here that one of our CRPWP/VP-91/NARCEN NAS Moffett Field, California former sailor, NCCS Eugene 'Skip' Brennan, has passed away this morning at around 0800 Pacific. He is survived by his wife, Belen, daughter Dusty and son Philip. Please join me in prayers.I'm not sure of the funeral arrangements, contact point person with Skip's family but will post it again on this site once I have that information. Thanks. NCC Sam Cajudo, USNR-TAR - Retired sam@nationwide-pr.com..." [29MAR2010]

BRENNAN, NCCS(AW) Eugene "Skip" Retired brennan123@aol.com "...Assigned to VP-1 from 71 to 74 as AMH2. VP-91, COMRESPATWINGPAC, NARCEN NAS Moffett Field, California, PSD NAS Moffett Field, California, REDCOM 11 NAS Dallas, Texas..." [11FEB99]

BREUIL, CDR R. S. "Bubba" Bubba.Breuil@alza.com "...I served aboard VP-40 from Aug '85 through Feb '89, at which time I transferred to VP-31 as an FRS instructor pilot. I left VP-31, and active duty, in Sep '91 to attend the Stanford Graduate School of Business. After earning my MBA, I joined both civilian life and the Naval Reserve, serving aboard VP-91 until its disestablishment in Mar '99. NAS Moffett Field, California (or "Federal Airfield") has become a depressing ghost town, and I sorely miss all of my squadronmates, WESTPAC deployments, golfing at NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, water-skiing at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, the Star Ferry to Hong Kong Island, diving off NAS Agana, Guam, shopping in Osan, the hot baths in Misawa, nothing in NAS Adak, Alaska, and getting reamed for not saluting Air Force generals in unmarked cars..." [31MAR2000]

BRITTLE, Scott scott_brittle@hotmail.com "...Hi Shipmates. I served in six VP units, VP-47 1981-1984, VP-31 1985-1987, VP-62 1987-1990, OINC of VP-68 1990-1992, Training Officer COMRESPATWINGPAC 1992-1994, CO/XO VP-91 1994-1996. Great to see so many VP Sailors on the WEB..."

BUCKLEY, AE2 Michael michael.j.buckley@boeing.com "...I was with the Pink Panters 1976 to 1981. Left in 1981 to go work in NAS Alameda, California with VA-303 and then VA-304. Enjoyed all my time and travels with VP-91! I was in the AE shop. Worked for AA for a while, but now with Boeing in Field Service. In Holland now since 1999 supporting the Dutch and KLM. Anyhow I was searching through the VP-91 site (1st time to visit)....and reminisced when I saw familiar names. Any word on Gerorge Angermeir and the Drake Brothers? How about Leo Lynch! Had some wonderful times. Regards..." [08OCT2004]

BUDIG, Scotty wyo1beast@yahoo.com "...I was at vp-91 in july of 97 to nov of 98. I'm now stationed at VP-92 in NAS Brunswick, Maine. I loved VP-91 it was the best squadron around and I want to keep in close touch with all the fellow blacks and all members of the big daddy club..." [E-Mail Updated 30NOV2000 | 17MAR2000]

BURRUS, AW1(NAC) Kip sensoruno@yahoo.com "...The Original Punkrocker Skateboarding Sensor One, is still hanging out around the Silicon Valley and NAS Moffett Field, California and would like to contact any and all Shipmates from VP-9 Golden Eagles (1980-1985) or VP-91 Stingers & Black Cats (1986-1989, 1996-1999) to drink Mojos and eat Lumpia and talk about the old daze..." [18APR2001]

BUTLER, Linden p604b4@persnet.navy.mil "...Thanks so much to all my Shipmates for the fond memories of NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Misawa, Japan and Lisbon! I had the pleasure of being your hospital corpsman (VP-91) from 1981-1984. My fondest memory was my Chief initiation in 1984 at the Chief's Club. I am now retired and working for the Navy Personnel Command in Millingto, TN as the Navy College Fund Program Manager. Drop me a line, would love to hear from you all!..." [09NOV2001]


CALDERON, Vic vic408@aol.com "...I was stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California from '74-'80 w/VP-40, VP-31, & VP-91. i worked maint & flew IFT. Transfered to NAS Jacksonville, Florida to NAR JAX & VP-62. Ret 2/92 as SCPO. I am still in contact w/many ex-Shipmates. E-mail at your convenience..." [08APR98]

CALVERT, Thomas t_calvert@msn.com "...Served in VXN-8 '76-'79 and VP-91 '84-'89 as Flight Engineer. Enjoyed being a part of the P-3 community, miss the friendships developed, and that gorgeous "sleek Navy bomber". Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me and would like to thank R.J.Savage and Don Tullar (two of the finest F/E's I ever knew) in particular for honing my F/E skills during that time..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAY2005 | 18MAY98]

CARLSON, SCPO Lonnie K. Retired bballmurph@gmail.com "...I served with VP-91 (08/1995-06/1998). I can't tell you how I enjoyed my time being a "brown shoe" in VP-91. I retired on September 30, 2003 and am currently working as a Social Worker for the State of Washington in Child Welfare. Good luck - God bless you and happy hunting!..." [E-Mail Updated 09JAN2014 | 26JUN2004]

CARLSON, LCDR Mike "Fly'n AI" carlson_mike@hotmail.com "...Started with VP-91 around 1976 to 1977 as an AW. DIRCOM'd in 1981. Returned (maybe the first to do this?)to VP-91 in 1984 as an AIO. Still in the reserves in a pay billet, but read this fast, `cause it may go fast..." [E-Mail Updated 03DEC2008 | 12MAY2000]

CARRA, AZ1 Vicky Lynn azenday@yahoo.com "...Hi to everyone that may find my posting and remember me! I served with VP-91 from 1986 to 1989 (USNR-TAR). I have fallen out of touch with all my VP mates and really would like to find them! Especially Larry Bachko and Tami and Michael Budlong. Write me! We have a lot of catching up to do!..." [27SEP2006]

CAWLEY, Jay sean.c@mac.com "...I served with VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1975 - 1985. I flew as the radio operator on the alphas and bravos. I am looking to find any members who flew with me. My TACCO was R. Reeder. Please email me..." [30MAY2005]

CHADWICK, George R. gchadwick@q.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1988 to 1992. I worked in 210 and flew as an IFT. I also flew in Desert Storm in the Gulf with the Black Cats. My best friend and roommate Dennis Farquhar was lost in the 1991 VP-50 Mishap (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends March 21st, 1991). I was trained by the two best IFT's in the Navy Jeff Kenney and John O'Meara. Closest Friends Jason Cambell - Tony Capwell. Hope all my former Friends and Shipmates are doing well. I'd love to hear from any former Stingers or Black Cats..." [31AUG2008]

CHAGOYA, PH1 Javier jchagoya@nps.navy.mil "...Okay - I've been holding down the fort here for six years. It is the last of the Naval Bases in Central Coast /Northern California. This is it. Naval Postgraduate School. Who knows how much longer she will be here. Next BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure Program) is in 05. We are now in fiscal year 04. If we go away that leaves Lemore, China Lake and San Diego. That doesn't leave a whole lotta places where you can find Navy. Who knew! Anyway - keep your eye on this page. I served with VP-31 and VP-91. Hey Kieth Clever, RJ and the rest of the FE's that saved our asses on those crazy student flights. John Noland in Buttonwillow. How is the cotton business? See on the road..." [30AUG2003]

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]

CHASTAIN, Fred fredchastain3@hotmail.com "...I served with VW-1 from 1969-1970 as a radio operator. As a member of "Sullivans Savages" we got the "Low Level Typhoon Penetration Patch". Hung out with Nick Nicholson and Tom Werner. Went to VP-46 in 1971. We deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1972. I was FCO on Crew 12 and the Natops bluecard holder for Radio. Got out in 1972 and joined the reserves while in college and flew with VP-91 from 1974 - 1978 as FCO/Natops examiner. Spent 25 years in the high tech industry in Silicon Valley. Now work for a startup on Seattle. Hope to hear from anyone who served with me. Nick Nicholson still owes me $10.00..." [E-Mail Updated 01AUG2007 | E-Mail Updated 27JAN2003 | 10OCT2000]

CLEVER, Keith keith.clever@coherent.com "...VP-69 from Nov. 1983 to Nov. 1985. VP-MAU from Dec. 1985 to Sept. 1991 [Active duty recall Dec. 1990 Gulf War.] VP-91 from Sept. 1991 to Dec. 1998 VR-55 from 1999 to 2000 back to VP in PMTC NAS Point Mugu, California VP-65. Getting close to the end yet still hanging on. I started a VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California group on Yahoo Groups. Former members please join! Love to hear from all the friends that have gone but haven't forgotten. Long live my brother and mentor, Tom "The Rocket" Rohr..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 12NOV2004 | 18OCT98]

CLOUGH, LCDR Richard F. Retired cloughrf@aol.com "...I served (enlisted) with VP-6, VP-47, VQ-1, VP-91, CPW Atlantic/Pacific, CWO/LDO Program 2002, Strategic Communications Wing ONE at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma and Mobile Maintenance Facility-Charlie (MMF-C)..." [18SEP2014]

COKER, AW2 WILL wcoker@gte.net "...I served in VP-30 and VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California from APR92 until JUL96. I am currently (19APR98) serving with VP65- at NAWS NAS Point Mugu, California. Would love to hear from any Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19AUG99 | 20APR98]

COLLARD, AE Robin robin1012@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-46 as an AE from 1988-1991, VP-31 as a Framp Instructor until Decomm in 1992, AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California until Decomm, and NAS Moffett Field, California and yes - I helped Decomm that too. I am now off active duty but am in the Reserves with VP-91 and I will probably be there until they Decomm. Looking for any Shipmates that I served with during my tenure at NAS Moffett Field, California..." [E-Mail Updated 11OCT2006 | E-Mail Updated 18FEB2003 | 26MAR98]

COOK, AT2 Alan acook6@triad.rr.com "...I served with VP-1 (Radio Operator with Crew 2 and others) from 1979 to 1982, VP-31 (CNAP) from 1982 to 1985 and VP-91 (Radio, IFT and P-3C IFT with 3,000 flight hours haveing a ball) from 1985 to 1991. Missed some of the exotic squadrons to join Lockheed in flight operations/flight test in Palmdale, CA. Left flight operations to join Lockheed's international sales organization having a ball for many years but eventually leaving Lockheed for banking in 1995. Wachovia Bank out of Winston-Salem, NC and now in Laguna Beach, CA with Wells Fargo (merger). The experiences I had in those days was as good as sex and once in a while more exciting (not always in a good way). I'm trying to connect with many of the crew. I'm on Facebook in Orange Coutny, CA. I look forward to catching up with many Shipmates..." [01JUN2009]

COSTAS, REAR ADMIRAL John N. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/costasjt.html "...Rear Admiral John Costas is a native of Seguin, Tex. A 1970 graduate of Texas Christian University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics, he was commissioned in 1970 through the Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate Program. He subsequently completed flight training at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, and was designated as a Naval Aviator in December 1971. Rear Adm. Costas first assignment was as a Primary Flight Instructor with VT-1 at NAS Pensacola, Florida, where he received Instructor of the Year honors in 1973. In November 1974, he received his initial assignment to Maritime Patrol Aviation reporting to VP-48 at NAS Moffett Field, California. While assigned to VP-48, Rear Adm. Costas participated in deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, and NAS Misawa, Japan with numerous western Pacific detachments. In November 1977, Rear Adm. Costas affiliated with the Naval Reserve (NR) joining VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California. He transferred to VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, in August 1982 and served in numerous positions prior to assuming command in August 1987. Under his command, VP-94 earned the Noel Davis Battle "E" Award, the Chief of Naval Operations Aviation Safety Award, and the Commander, Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic, Administrative Excellence Award. In March 1989, he reported to NR Commander SEVENTH Fleet 111, Naval Reserve Center Dallas, TX where he served as Air Combat Plans Officer and subsequently as the Active Duty Training Department Head. In this capacity he coordinated Selected Reserve augmentation for Commander, U. S. Naval Forces - Central Command during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Rear Adm. Costas assumed command NR Carrier Group 770 at NAS Dallas, Tex., in October 1991 and participated in forward-deployed naval force operations during Operation Southern Watch while embarked in USS Nimitz in the North Arabian Gulf. In October 1993, he assumed command of NR Carrier Group 170, and subsequently command of NR Commander SEVENTH Fleet 111 in October 1995. Both units participated in numerous fleet exercises and forward-deployed naval force operations in the Pacific Theater. Rear Adm. Costas was selected for promotion to Flag rank in April 1996. Prior to assuming his current mobilization billet as Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, in October 2000, Rear Adm. Costas served in the following mobilization billets: Deputy Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet from October 1996 to September 1997; Deputy Commander, U.S. SEVENTH Fleet from October 1997 to September 1999; and concurrently, Deputy Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific from November 1998 to May 1999, during which time he chaired the Naval Aviation Human Factors Quality Management Board; and as Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations for U.S. Space Command from October 1999 to February 2002. Additionally, Rear Adm. Costas served as Commander, NR Readiness Command Region South from April 1999 to March 2002. In his civilian career, Rear Adm. Costas has been a pilot for Delta Airlines since 1978. He is currently qualified as a Captain on the B-767-400 aircraft. Rear Adm. Costas' military awards include the Legion of Merit (with one Gold Star), the Meritorious Service Medal (with two Gold Stars), National Defense Service Medal (with Gold star), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass device), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), and various service and campaign awards...." [01JUN2003]

COX, AW2 Kenneth Shipmate Pix kcox517@charter.net "...Served at Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) from 88-91. AW1 Graves, AW1 Teeter and OTA1 Ropp taught me WELL! Yes, I was a "bonehead" airman! Was a section leader in analysis. Got to fly with most of the squadrons at that beautiful place called NAS Moffett Field, California. Saw the coming decommissioning, so I went TAR (my wife, Jean, was a TAR AT/VP-91 and VR-54) and got sent to VP-94 in that party town of New Orleans. Went on some great trips. My good friend AW2 Lee Eichenauer and I had some wild times in NAS Bermuda and NAS Key West, Florida. Was the Squadron Safety Petty Officer. (Believe it or not!) Figured that would make me more marketable. Got stupid and got out in 95. Miss it a lot! I know live in Montgomery, Alabama. Email me if you coming through or flying into Maxwell. I would love to see old friends and to drink a beer or two with old Navy buds..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 16MAY2005 | 03MAY99]

CRAWFORD, AD1 Rick rickcrawford@juno.com "...I started out in VP-24, 78 to 81 then VP-30 from 81 to 84 working in the mech. shop (alot of good times). Then it was off to FE school and to my suprise all my FE friends were still nice to me when I was their student even after being their QAR. After school it was off to NAS Moffett Field, California and VP-47 from 85 to 89. There I got the true honor of bringing home Buno # 162776 from the factory in Palmdale (I even had to find the box with the gearpins before we landed). Then it was off to VP-31 from 89 to 92 where I truely had the best of times and the worst of times, but I would not change a thing. After VP-31 I left active service and finished up with VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California. My final flight as a P-3 Flight Engineer was taken with LCDR John Ujihara who I went through the training sylibus with in VP-47 (how fitting). I'm now working in Mountain View just a few miles from Hanger 1, someone has to keep an eye on the place so I figured it might as well be me. I'm now employed as a Controller for a company and enjoying the civilian life. Would like to hear from some of the old gang stop in any time. I've seen some names I know and I'll be in touch soon..." [E-Mail Updated 19JAN2001 | 10DEC98]

CREECH, Bobby bobbycreech@yahoo.com "...Did two Westpacs with VP-42 Crew 5 from 1965 to 1967, TAR with VP-69 from 1971 to 1975, transfered to VP-91 released from active duty in 1978 and retired as a reservist with VP-91 in June 1995..." [E-Mail Updated 15APR2006 | 02JAN98]

CREPEA, Andy atcksc@olg.com "...Served with VP-40 "Fighting Marlins" from 1981-1984 with two NAS Misawa, Japan deployments/ NSF Diego Garcia/ NAS Adak, Alaska dets. Attended Naval Postgraduate School from 84-86 for MS in Ops Research. VP apprecation tour to USS Coral Sea and then a year with OPTEVFOR before getting out. Served in Reserve with VP-91, TSC 1080, NR CRUDESGRU 5, and am now an AEDO with Air Systems program 0166 supporting the E-2C class desk. Working as civilian with NAVAIR at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland now..." [11JAN2000]

CREPEA, AT Nicholas nrcimpact@mac.com "...I served as a Reservist with VP-91 from 1982 to 1990. I would enjoy catching up with old Shipmates from the Avionics deptarment and squadron as a whole..." [15JAN2009]

CRESCINI, Mike nathan.crescini@PACBell.com "...Former AW3 with VP-23 ("Little Giant" CAC-9-74-76) and VP-91. Great time at the right time. NS Rota, Spain-Azores- NAS Bermuda deployments. Would like contact with former 23'ers, and if anyone knows whereabouts or how to contact Myles Yamamoto (was from Hawaii- sent to NAS Brunswick, Maine VP-8 or VP-11 then to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in about 76 or 77: Former LTJG. Gary Miller ( CAC-9 PPC ) best pilot around: and Chief Joe Urban ( AWC - was in VP-23 till 76, then sent to Florida or NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for last year or two before Retiring (go Figuire). Anyway God Bless and great memories..." [22JUN98]


DALAMBAKIS, Angelo adalambakis@yahoo.com "...Served from 1943 to 1946 with VPB-71, VPB-1, VPB-2, VPB-100, and VPB-91. Served in the Phillipines, MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Retired Dentist living in Dayton, Ohio and Pompano Beach FL. Love to hear from old squadron buddies! I can be reached at Deerfield Beach (Ft Lauderdale) on (954)425-8411..." [BIO Updated 03NOV2002 | 03NOV98]

DAVIS, YNCM(AW) Douglas P. yn1doug@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-91 (1993-1997). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06OCT2012]

DEEN, RM1 Curtis truckeepi@gmail.com "...I served with VP-91 (19791985)..." [07MAY2017]

DeLONG, AZ3 Kenneth L. kdloren@bellsouth.net "...After requesting orders, I was stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California with VP-91, from October 1981 to October 1983, for the first few months I was assigned to the line shack, then I took over the technical publications library until my EAOS, then returned to Florida and started a residential contracting company, Later I earned a Bachelor of science degree in avaition technical management from Embry Riddle, and am once again around the P-3 Orion's..." [13DEC2008]

DIVITO, AO2 Luis A. (Tony) tdivito@actransit.org "...VP-31 from 1985-88 NSF NSF Diego Garcia 1988-89 USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) 1989-91 VP-91 1991-96..." [E-Mail Updated 04APR2001 | BIO Updated 05NOV98 | 03NOV98]

DOOLEY, AW2 David dsdooley@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-91 (AW2) at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1981-1986..." [22SEP2003]

DRISCOLL, Darrin c130fixr@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1995 to 1999. I am now in the great white north with VR-62. I would love to hear from some of ya..." [27MAY2004]

DUNLAP, AT2 Steve sr.dunlap@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAAS Fallon, Nevada, AMD NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-19 with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and VP-91 with deployments to NAS Agana, Guam, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAF Misawa, Japan and various intermediate points. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 10MAR2012 | 05OCT2009]

DURAND, AO Mike Lbolts14@pacbell.net "...I served with VP-91 from June 1979 to January 1985. I was an AO and on CREW 4..." [26MAR2001]

DURBIN, CWO Frank III Retired Fatface@webtv.net "...Served with VP-28, VP-871, VP-91, and VP-ML-57..." [Updated 28DEC97]

DYER, AW1 Don "Double-D" Retired Diardi@Hotmail.com "...Started out as an AX3 at NARTU NAS Alameda, California (W/C 660, IFC in C-118's and P2's)..should have taken the transfer to NAS Moffett Field, California for the P-3's then but didn't...., went to NAS Glenview, Illinois (Plankholder in VP-90 as an AW2 in W/C 210 with 12 P2V7's), then back to NARDET/VP-91 a href="nasmoffett.html"> NAS Moffett Field, California (P-3 Evaluator and A/C instr),TX'd up to VP-69 (P2's into P-3's, aircrew trng) off to VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee (aircrew trng and w/c 210 assist once in awhile), back to P2's (and another transition to the P-3) and finally back to a retirement in VP-69 in May of 84. Hi to all and "FUBIJAR."..." [E-Mail Updated 06JUL2000 | 30JUN98]


EGGER, Randy randy@ftl.com "...First served with VP-9 Crew 9 from 1982 to 1986. Shore tour with VP-31 from 1986 to 1989. In VP-4 during the transition to P-3C's; VP-46 for a month then VP-47 to finish out my active duty on Holloween 1990 (approprate for me). VP-MAU SEL/RES until decommissioned in 1991; Transfered to VP-91 (SEL/RES). Been there ever since (a slight break for IRR). Awaiting yet another decommissioning. Please feel free to email me, it's always good to hear from friends..." [E-Mail Updated 13NOV2002 | 17FEB98]

ELLEDGE, Mark az2mark@hotmail.com "...I was stationed at AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California from 1986-1989, VFA-305 from 1989-1993, Commander, Reserve Patrol Wing Pacific 1993-1997 and VP-91 from 1997-1999 Decom..." [22JUN99]

ENGLISH, AEC Russell J. Retired rodealer557@cs.com "...I served in as a Flight Engineer with VP-92, VP-91, VP-31 (TAR Instructor) and VP-66. Retired in 1990 out of VR-57. Now I'm a Dealer (Cards not Drugs) at the Trunp Marina Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. I would very much like to hear from my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 05NOV2003 | 24APR98]


FAHL CW04 Garrett A. Retired gfahl31@gmail.com "...I served with VP-61 (1951) at NAS Miramar, CA (PB4Y), NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. (1954) (Aircraft Training Instructor), VP-661 (1958) (P2V-5F Plane Captain) with deployment to (Cuban Missle Crisis) to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California and retired in 1985..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24FEB2012 | 27AUG2008]

FLORES, Phil fbflores@ix.netcom.com "...I was a member of VP-91 from about 1975 through 1990 when I departed to the Intell community. It was a sad day for me. I was a "Blackshoe" RM1 who gained flight crew status and wore my wings proudley. I qualified in P-3As and P-3Bs. When VP91 transitioned to P-Cs, I had to move on. There are no "FCOs" in the Charlies. I flew with a lot of great people. Crew 10 was the best. It was my Crew most of the time I was there. A lot of great memories..." WebSite: http://bigsun.wbs.net/homepages/e/x/a/exaircrewman/ [WebSite Added 04NOV98 | 01OCT98]

FOGLER, AVCM Dennis dengayle@cox.net "...I served with VP-91, VP-68 (05/1970-02/1975) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, "B" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (01/1975-10/1975),VP-64 (10/1975-01/1976) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, ResAswTraCen, VP-68 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, AIMD NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (01/1982-10/1983), VAW-78, NAS Norfolk, Virginia (10/1983-11/1986) and retired. I am now living in Virginia Beach, VA and would to like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 31MAY2013 | 21SEP2012]

FORTUNE, AE1 Charles cfortune@mac.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1987 to 1991 in WC 220, AIMD NAS New Orleans, Louisiana in 1991 and got out of the Navy in late 1993. I would love to find Brian Detrick, Nicky Nevels, Marcel De La Paz and a few others. I found Henley, Sholund, Bowen and a few others on Facebook..." [18MAY2010]

FRASER, AMH2 Darell "Skip" skippersclippers53@yahoo.com "...Went to the first 2nd mech school in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1972 then to VP-11 72-75. FE school at NAS Moffett Field, California 1981 then VP-91, VP-93, VP-60, VP-90, VP-67. southeast asia cruise 1972 with VP-11..." [09FEB2009]

FRENCH, PRCS Roger wenedog@aol.com "...I served with VP-91 (1974-1977 and 1980-1983). So many familiar friends here!..." [11JAN2012]

FRYE, CWO4 Dock Retired dockfrye@comcast.net "...I served with VW-1 (1964 to 1966), VP-19 (1966 to 1969), VP-91 (1971 to 1973), VP-50 (1973 to 1977), TSC NAS Agana, Guam (1977 to 1979), ASWOC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1979 to 1982); ASWOC NS Rota, Spain (1982 to 1985), HS-1 (1985 to 1989), Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) (1989 to 1992) and CPW-11 (1992 to 1993). I couldn't get it right so I gave up and retired in 1993. I'd be happy to hear from..." [E-Mail Updated 28AUG2008 | 19JAN98]


GARCIA, David mexpac70@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-47 from 1990 through 1993 and VP-91 in 1993. It would be great to hear from my old VP-47 Shipmates. I had some of my best times with that squadron. I was in CAC 6, SS-3 operator with the name "mexpac" I hope to hear from some of you people..." [E-Mail Updated 23JUN2003 | 01FEB2001]

GAUTHIER, AEC Bill b_gauthier@msn.com "...I served with VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1981 to 1994. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [30SEP2009]

GIEBITZ, ATCS(AC) Richard H. Retired rgiebitz@phonewave.net "...I served with VP-91 from 1981 to 1991. I reside in Fallon, Nevada and I work in Ground Electronics there. Thanks..." [E-Mail Updated 30APR2007 | 21APR98]

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]

GLENN, AFCM Mike Retired mjglenn@frazmtn.com "...Flew A3 Whales on active duty, entered USNR in 1974, went into VP-65 when it transitioned from the P-2 to the P-3 in Oct 74, ran WC 110, and became an FE. Transferred to the VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California when it started up, and remained there, known to one and all as "the oldest living mammal" or OLM, and stayed until disestablishment in Sept 91, then went to VP-91 NAS Moffett Field, California. Remained there until Jan 1994 when I returned to VP-65 and retired there in AUG 96, still flying and believed to be the senior active FE in the NAVY. Happy to hear from any old Shipmates..." [31MAR98]

GOZRULAK, Lawrence F. Lgozrula@aol.com or gozrula@msn.com "...Served in VQ-3 NAS Agana, Guam from Oct75-Mar77. VP-91 from Apr77-Jul80. VP-68 from Jul80-Apr85. NARCEN NAS Moffett Field, California from Apr85-Jul87. VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California from Jul87-Oct91. VP-91 from Oct91-Feb94. HM-19/15 NAS Alameda, California Feb94-Feb95. VR-55 NAS Moffett Field, California from Feb95-Nov95. Retired AECS P-3 Flight Engineer..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01FEB2002 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 09JAN2000 | 05MAR98]

GRAY, AT1 Daniel Retired ddgray@comcast.net "...I served with VP-69 (1979) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, Selected Reserve (SELRES) (1980-1986), VP-91 (1986-1990) at NAS Moffett Field, California (TAR IFT), VP-69 (1990-1994) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Reserve AntiSubmarine Warfare TRAining CEnter (RESASWTRACEN) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1994-1999) and VP-66 at NAS NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania until I retired..." [14AUG2012]

GROSS-CURFMAN, AK1 Bonnie Retired bonniecurfman@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-90 (1978-1981), VP-91 (1981-1989), VP-90 (1989-1994) and VP-66 (1994-1998). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [21NOV2016]

GUSTAVE, Karl karlgustave@me.com "...I served with VP-91 and created the "Black Cats" squadron logo..." [30JUN2012]

GWYNN, AMM3 Norton E. ngwynn@chaffee.net "...VP-91 was my first assignement as an AMM3c out of trade school. I joined the squdron at NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in June 1941..." [13JAN2002]


HAMBY, Phyl D. phylsr@aol.com "...I served with VP-91 from January 1973 to November 1994. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [17JAN2009]

HAMPEL, AWCS John D. johndhampel@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-9 (AW2/Sensor Three) NAS Moffett Field, California from 1977 to 1980, VP-90 (AW1) NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1984 to 1988, VP-91 (AWC) NAS Moffett Field, California/Moffett Federal Airfield from 1988 to 1998, and currently with VP-69 (AWCS) NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from November 1998 to ????..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 09DEC2003 | BIO Updated 17NOV98 | 00XX97]

HARRIS, "Shadey" Grady dwezlusa@netscape.net "...AO1 with VP-91 as sar 70s-80s retired 91. Hello to all VP-91s. Hi Vic, Bobby, Mr. Durbin...I'll never forget those WESPACS hope to hear from all my old Shipmates soon..." [E-Mail Updated 16MAR99 | 07JUN98]

Memorial Picture "...HEALY, Captain Charles Edward...Captain Charles Edward Healy, USN (retired): Dec. 16, 1914 - Aug. 12, 2003 - Captain Charles Edward Healy, USN (retired) died Aug. 12, in Coronado at the age of 88. He was born December 16,1914, in St. Paul, Minn. The son of James H. Healy and Lucy Miller Healy, he moved with his family to Mahtomedi, on White Bear Lake, Minn. He enjoyed a wonderful boyhood of swimming and sailing in the summer and ice skating, ice boating and ice fishing in the winter. He was proud of being part of his high school league championship hockey team. At the age of 18, in 1932, his father bought a ride in an airplane for him at a cost of $12.50. Taking off in winter from the frozen lake was to change the course of his life. He began studies with his brother, Jim, at St. Thomas College, in St. Paul, and majored in economics. He soon realized this was not his calling and transferred to the University of Minnesota, and earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering in 1943. In 1938 he completed the Naval Aviation Flight Training Program in NAS Pensacola, Florida. His first assignment was VP-4 at the NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii flying PBY-3 Catalina Flying Boats. During this first tour of duty he met his future wife, Jean Fick. They were married in May of 1940 at Sacred Heart Church in Honolulu. In October 1941 he was transferred to a new squadron, VP-91, forming at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. He shipped out to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii where he conducted operations in the Hawaiian area and provided support for the Battle of Midway. In the fall of 1942 he returned to the mainland where he was assigned to NAS Lake City, Florida as an instructor in PV-2's. In 1944 he formed Antisubmarine Training Units in Hawaii, San Diego, NAS Alameda, California and NAS Seattle, Washington. Following World War II he served aboard the USS Cape Gloucester transferring aircraft and as commanding officer for decommissioning in Puget Sound, Washington. He conducted antisubmarine warfare operations from the USS Bairoko and the USS Bataan. He served as executive officer at NAF Litchfield Park, Ariz. In 1956 he served aboard the USS Badoeng Strait, participating in the atomic bomb testing during Operation Redwing at the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. In 1957 he took command of the ship for decommissioning in Bremerton, Washington. He served aboard the USS Tarawa and the USS Lake Champlain in the Atlantic before going to the Bureau of Naval Weapons in Washington DC as Director of Antisubmarine Warfare programs in 1959. He commanded the USS Sirius for two tours in the Pacific and in 1962 was awarded the Battle Efficiency Award. He took command of the USS Bennington in 1962, overseeing its overhaul in Bremerton, Washington, and conducting antisubmarine warfare and amphibious exercises in the Pacific and Alaskan waters. The USS Bennington was the first aircraft carrier to visit Juneau, Alaska, proceeding through the Inland Passage and won the covetedaward for the number one outstanding general for ASW aircraft carriers in the Pacific Fleet. In 1963-64 he served as Chief-of-Staff to Commander Carrier Group 17 aboard the USS Hornet, touring the Far East and conducting antisubmarine warfare exercises. In 1964 he attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair, Washington DC and, while there, earned a masters degree in business administration from George Washington University. His final tour of duty was as commodore, Commander Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range and Commander Fleet Air Caribbean at Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station in Puerto Rico. In 1967, after 30 years of service, he retired from the Navy. He then worked as a marketing consultant for various corporations, including General Dynamics Electronics Division he worked on the development of the Under Water Test Range, "AUTEC," in the Bahamas. He joined Dynachange Corporation as head of leasing operations; EDMAC Corporation as customer relations manager in Washington, D.C. and assisted in the award to the company for the ARR-75 ASW sonobouy receiver and other equipment. Moving back to Coronado, he and his wife Jean, founded Iberian West a retail import and interior design business in 1974 in La Jolla. Later in 1978 he rejoined EDMAC Corporation as western regional manager. In 1986, he settled down to retired life in Coronado. Awards include the Navy Commendation Ribbon, the Mexican Air Force command pilot wings, and various theater ribbons. A chair has been designated in his honor at the Naval Undersea Warfare Museum in Keyport, Wash. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Navy League and the Retired Naval Officers Association. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Catherine (Jean) Healy, three daughters, Linda Miller of Grayslake, Ill., Anne Field of Atwater, and Lucy Jackson and her husband, Tom, of San Diego, one sister, Hope Koontz of San Diego, and seven grandchildren. A celebration mass was held at Sacred Heart Church in Coronado. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego. The family suggests donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Center, the Paralyzed Veterans of America #7 in Wilton, N.H. and Sacred Heart Church in Coronado..." WebSite: Coronado Eagle and Journal Online Edition http://www.coronadonewsca.com/articles/2003/08/29/obituaries/obit02.txt [13FEB2006]

HEFFRON, AFCM(AW) Michael G. phmann@farmlandpheasant.com "...Flight Engineer P-3 A/B. Served with VP-91 from 72'-76, Plankholder with VP-93 from 76'-80', VP-68 from 80'-82', VP-93 from 82'-86', HM-18 from 86'-89', VR-62 thru 92, and retired in Yale, MI. Manage game perserve in Brown City. Drop a line. Lets go hunting..." [E-Mail Updated 15JUL99 | 09MAY98]

Memorial Picture "...HESSION, AO1 Joseph M...A VP-91 Shipmate of ours, AO1 Joseph M. Hession, passed away in San Francisco, CA. Joe was badged police officer retiree. We served together in VS-82 at NAS Alameda, California and VP-91 (1956-1985). He will be missed very much..." Contributed by AO1 Kenneth Wirth kennbev@sbcglobal.net [27JUN2014]

HESTER, AD2 Randy randyhester@VTA.org "...I served with VP-91 from 1981 to 1984 in work center 110 powerplants..." [31JAN2003]

HOLMBOE, ATC DICK Retired dick_holmboe@hp.com "...I served with VP-91 from about 1977 to 1987..."

HONDA, AO2(AW/NAC) Derek Shipmate Pix ripkid@hotmail.com "...I just wanted to drop a line to say what's up to all former VP-91 Black Cats and all VP-65 Tridents. I was with VP-91 from June 1992-September 1995, and with VP-65 from December 1995-January 2001! (5 year tour WOW!). I am an "8271" Aircrew Ordie and have been doing this since I came in! I really want to get out of this NEC but it's CLOSED LOOP! It sucks because I am limited TO the P-3C platform ONLY (which is not career enhancing). Oh well I am just grinning and bearing with it! I will be transferring to VP-94, the Crawfishers in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and am looking forward to attending U.N.O. pursuing my Bachelors Degree in Information Technology. Please drop me a line if you'd like. A big shout out to: AO1(RET) Kevin Kyle (ARE YOU STILL OUT THERE?), AO1 Ben Davenport, AO2 Dirk Holmgren (Congrats on making second!), YN2 April Brooks-King (Hey you how's Willow Grove?), AW2 Dan Merchant (Hey squirrelly! contact me), AD1 Mike Richardson (SEL-RES now EH?), LCDR Eric Krebs, AWC Billy Howell, AWC Keith Watkins, AWC Joe Garcia, AW1 Jay Townsend (Loved working in A/C training!), and AWC John Hampel (I know you are at VP-69 please e-mail me if you see this). That's it for now. Take care..." [08OCT2000]

HORSTICK, AW1 (NAC/AW) William horstick_w@hotmail.com "...I was a non-rate on the USS Midway (Dec 84 to Mar 86) went thought the AW pipe-line in 1987 and ended up at VP-9, NAS Moffett Field, California, for three years. I took orders to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, CPRW-11 ASWOC for one year. In 1990 I did a duty-swap of orders to ASWOC, NAS North Island, San Diego, California (May 91 to Feb 95). I separated in Feb 1994 and moved back to the San Francisco 'Bay Area' and joined TSC-887 for 9 months. I was picked up as an FTS (Full-Time Support) by VP-91, in October 1995 at what is now called Moffett 'Federal' Airfield. When VP-91 was shut down I was transferred to VP-65 in NBVC NAS Point Mugu, California. I am now the acting OIC and Chief of FMP MOCC EPAC (Fleet Maritime Patrol, Mobile Operations Control Center, Eastern Pacific) also at NBVC NAS Point Mugu, California. I have made some great friends and have been around the world several times. I am sad to see the Orion Squadrons slowly disappear. My last VP command, VP-65 will be another piece of VP history come March 2005, when, it too, will be decommission! I, unfortunately, will retire at HYT with 20 years, in Feb 2006, as an E-6. Quotas for AWC this year (FY 2006) were ZERO... none! I'll be looking for work come Dec 2005!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08JUL2005 | 05OCT98]

Memorial Picture "...HULL, Thomas J...Our beloved Ha Ha, Thomas J. Hull, passed away July 26 surrounded by his family and friends. He was born October 25, 1943, in Pontiac, Mich., and served his country in the United States Navy. Tom re-enlisted seven times and completed three tours in Vietnam along with many other achievements. Tom was also a true craftsman. He was a master mechanic, exceptional fisherman and an avid gunsmith, these he shared with his son, daughter, grandchildren and many of his friends. Tom is survived by his daughter, Kim (Dave); his son, Tim (Sherry); five grandchildren; brothers; sisters; a host of trusted friends; and "Jake," his dog. Tom's services will be held on Thursday, July 30, at 12:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95620. TJ was also a P-3 FE for many years. He served in VP-91 and VP-92 and I'm sure more squadrons. Kevin Cahill kevin1fe@aol.com..." [30JUL2009]

HULL, AMCS T. J. Retired gunguy55@aol.com "...WAS STATIONED AT VW-1 1964-1966. FLEW WITH CREW THREE, TE-3 145933 WHAT A GREAT TIME...I served in VA-52 [61/63], NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee [8-63/12-63] B school, VW-1 [2-64/3-66] Crew 3, VF-121 [3-66/3-69], VF-302 71/74. NAR Recruiting [74/76], VP-92 [2-76/8-79] WC120/FE, VP-91 [8-79/8-85] WC120/QA/MC/FE, CNAVRES NADEP NAS Alameda, California Liasion [8-85/8-89], HM-19 MCM SCPO [8-89/6-91], and finally retired to the relaxed life. Now manager of gun shop/shooting range in northern Ca. I will be at VP-91 Reunion in March and the Willie Victor Reunion in Oct. Would like to here from any old Shipmates" [BIO Updated 23FEB99 | BIO Updated 23NOV98 | E-Mail Updated 18NOV98 | 22SEP98]

HUMPHREY, W. E. JR. (BILL) OLNAVBILL@AOL.COM "...I was attached to VP-19 DEC. 1970 to SEPT. 1973. Iwakuni- NAS Cubi Point, Philippines - NAHA deployments. Reserve Squadrons VP-2019 (VP-65) NAS Point Mugu, California, VP-91 NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-93 Selfridge (NAF-Detroit). Retired from the reserve in 1996 at Naval Reserve Center St. Louis, MO. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates. Smooth sailing to all..." [15AUG98]


IGNATOVICH, Jeff jeff@digimagik.com "...Served with VP-48 and VP-91..." WEBSITE: http://www.digimagik.com/jeff/


Memorial Picture "...JOHNSTON, AMCS Brian "Pig Farmer"...Brian "Pig Farmer" Johnston was an Airframer extraordinaire and the FE Deluxe. They've only made a couple of those. He flew for VP-64 (twice), VP-67, VP-91, VP-62, RESPATWING, HC-85, and VR-58. He was the most laid-back FE I have ever known, and one of the best friends you could ever want. He died in June, 2005 of natural causes; albeit at a very young age. Brian would lay some FE knowledge on you, and no matter how far behind the power curve you (I) might have been, he would never make you (me) feel stupid. He posessed no ego whatsoever, and once he put on khaki, he never forgot where he came from. True to that credo, he always tried to pull others up to where he was. In every respect, he was a true Chief and Blue Card FE. More importantly, he was a friend. Pig Farmer is sorely missed by all of those who had the opportunity to know him..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [07AUG2008]


Memorial Picture "...KENNEY, ATCS Jeff...Passed away over a year ago and we all remember him fondly. He served with VP-91, VP-62, and VP-65. He reached the rank of Master Chief before he passed away while on Active Duty..." Contributed by Scott Sutherland sutherland.j@comcast.net [22JUN2000]

KENNEY, ATCS Jeffrey JEFFIS1IFT@aol.com "...I'm currently assigned to CRPWP at NAS Moffett Field, California. Served in VP-65 1980-84, VP-62 1984-87, VP-91 1987-92, and VP-62 again from 1992-96 was an IFT on P-3A/B/C IFT is the best position on that aircraft love to here from shipmates..."

KEYSER, ADJ3 Alan afkinc@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1978 to 1982. I wish I had stayed!..." [13OCT2008]

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KINNIE, Robert (Bob starwar345@aol.com and RWKinnie@aol.com "...I served with VP-64 from September 1972 to September 1975. ADRAR when I got there and left as an ADJ3. VP-91 from January 1976 to July 1976. ADJ3 when I got there and left as an AD2. VP-66 from July 1976 to July 1980. AD2. Back to VP-64 in July 1980 to April 1985. AD2 when I got there and left as an AD1. April 1985 went to RAIMD NAF Washington, D.C. and left in March 1989. AD1. VP-62 March 1989 to June 1993. AD1 when I got there and ADC when I left. VAQ-209 June 1993 to October 1994, Retired as an ADC..." [08SEP98]

KLARQUIST, Norman klarq@hitter.net "...The comment about the PV2 Mishap ditching in Lake Michigan in April '50 caught my attention for I was aboard that aircraft. The squadron was VP-811 (organized reserve) and we returning from a flight to San Juan over Easter and flew into a into a storm over NAS Glenview, Illinois so we could not land. We circled until short of fuel so our pilot decided to ditch as the safest means of landing. We landed safely and without injuries due to our training during the war. I still have the newspaper articles on the incident. Had one more incident at Mpls. when the pilot retracted the gear instead of the flaps right in front of the terminal. I also served in VP-91 (PBY-5A) and VPB-143 (PV2, PB4Y1 and PB4Y2) as ordnanceman..." [29JUL2000]

KRAWCZYK, Joseph R. c/o Judy B. Jak834@aol.com "...KRAWCZYK, Joseph R. was VP-91 Calif. December 1941, Fleet Air, Hawaii March 1942, Navy 13, New Caladien September 1942. Sure do hope there are some survivors left. He would really love to talk to these men. Thank you again..." [23AUG2002]


LARA, AK1 Hilario Retired lar44@aol.com "...I was with VP-91 from 1970 to 1974 and so was my daughter around 1984. She was an AO. Has any one seen Harris an AO type? Would be glad to hear from you guys..." [20OCT2000]

LEMCOOL, Rick Rick.Lemcool@FlightSafety.com "...I was in VP-46 from 1980-1982. Transfered to VP-91 1982-1986. Was surfing the web trying to locate some old Shipmates. John Hoskins, Kim Nederhous (spelling), Jeff Whitesell, Colorado, Stienmetz (spelling), Jeff Follett, Frank Workman, Roger Fillyaw, and any of the 10%'ers from the NAS Keflavik, Iceland det around. Love to hear from ya!..." [E-Mail Updated 12APR2001 | 17FEB2000]

LANDERS, Greg captgpl@gmail.com "...I served with VP-47 from 1975 to 1978, Naval Air Reserve CENter (NARCEN) at NAS Moffett Field, California, ComPatWingsPac (and Desert Shield/Storm), VP-91 from 1979 to 1988, ASWOCs (880 and 1080), NR USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), MOCC from 1990 to 1991 at Masirah, Oman and retired in 1996. Happy Holidays to my Shipmates - including the FE's and maintenance folks who kept me safe (especially AVCM Herb Parsons), from the "mystery Christmas card" sender..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 09MAR2011 | 08DEC99]

LANIER, LT Phillip Retired cavu2@msn.com "...Served with VP-23, out of "A" Shool, 1968-1970. Ground Pounder, flew as radio (IFC), thanks to Chief Love and "Bones" Gilbert, got me out of cleaning the hanger deck with screwdrivers for the admiral's walk thru, for awhile in SP2H. AIMD in NAS Sigonella, Sicily on APS-20 then later APS-80 bench in NAS Brunswick, Maine. Two deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily AX3 to ATR2. In VP-91 as a TAR, NAS Moffett Field, California, from 1971 to 1972, radio on P-3A's and AIMD on ARC-51/52 bench. U. of Utah, NESEP, 1972-1975, commissioned to NAS Pensacola, Florida for NFO flight training. Back to NAS Brunswick, Maine with VP-10, 1978-81, as Navigator then TACCO, first NFO trained on the P-3CII and last P-3B TC. Stayed at NASB for FASO det 1981-84, SERE school. NAS Keflavik, Iceland 1984-85, nav on the UP-3A. Had about 40 airline seats installed. Flew VIP and R&R all over Europe and MED. NASB 1985-87, retired Lt. What a great adventure, lots of good people and sights to see. Old shipwrecks, shipmates send me a note, love to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 21FEB2010 | E-Mail Updated 02SEP2000 | E-Mail Updated 26JAN2000 | 07NOV99]

LESLIE, CAPTAIN Jim Retired j_leslie99@yahoo.com "...I was an AW-2 in SP-2E/SP-2H at NAS Alameda, California until early 1970 when the P-2 squadrons disbanded and was subsequently transferred to VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Finished school and then pilot training in 1973 and went on to fly F-4/F-14s (I hated those 8-10 hr. missions!). Came back to the VP community as COMRESPACWINGSPAC Intel Officer until just before my retirement in September 1995. I had a good time in the VP community and it's good to see some familiar names..." [E-Mail Updated 10JAN2006 | 23NOV97]

LEWIS, AW1 Tom tlewis@nlsoftware.com "...I am currently stationed at VP-91 in NAS Moffett Field, California. My VP history is as follows: VP-9 1985-1989, VP-31 1989-1992, VP-46 1992-1996, and VP-91 1996-Present..." [29MAY98]

LINDSEY, ATCS Tim Retired tlindsey5757@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California as a reserve crewman (IFT) from Nov 1973 until transfered as a Senior to helicopters in 1992 or 1993. Flew with all crews due to the IFT shortage (IFT's alternated). Crew-5 was my home crew and Crew-11/Crew-13 were alternates. I flew aboard the P-3A, P-3B, P-3B Mod and P-3C update III..." [21JAN2010]

LINDSTROM, Jerry jerry.lindstrom@worldnet.att.net "...I served as in VP-48 from 1974 to 1977 and in VP-91 from 1981 to 1991. I recall many great times all over the world. Send me a note..." [03OCT99]

LOPEZ, AEC Ed Retired eclclo@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Seattle, Washington (1967-1969), NARTU NAS Alameda, California (1969 to 1971), VA-303 (1971), VP-65 (1971-1973), VP-64 (1973-1978), VP-91 (1978-1981), VP-62 (1981-1984) and VP-65 (1984-1990). I flew as Julie-Jez P2V-5, S2F, FCPC P2V-7 and as a FE aboard the P3A/B..." [E-Mail Updated 17APR2010 | E-Mail Updated 07JAN2000 | 00XX97]

LOW, Steven and Rebeca slow3@bellsouth.net "...We are so glad to see so many of our old Shipmates listed. Becky and I served in VP-62 from Jun'91 until we both got out of the Nav in Aug'95. I also served with VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California from Aug'87 until Jun'91. We would both like to here from any of you how remember us. Becky was an AT2 and I was an AE2 when we got out. I am also looking for an old AE, Flight Engineer by the name of "SLICK" NICK NEVELS who I served with in VP-91 if any one knows where he ended up please let me know. Thanks..." [18JUL99]


MARQUARD, AVCM (AW) Chris vp91avcm@yahoo.com "...I proudly served with the Golden Swordsmen of VP-47 from March 1976 thru June 1979, then immediately affiliated with the best Reserve Patrol Squadron in the United States Navy, VP-91. I have been with VP-91 since then, starting as an AX2 in Work Center 210 working for AT1 "Sluggo" Scott Sutherland. We are reunited again, serving as the Comand Master Chiefs for VP-91 until July, 1998 when I will transfer to CRPWP / CPW-4 to assume the duties as the Wing Master Chief...I am working with ADC Mike Ward and AVCM Scott Sutherland here at the Navy's newest Naval Air Reserve Center (San Jose), planning to retire in the March/April '01 timeframe. Miss the hardware and realize it's time to go home. Would love to hear from all of you, stay in touch..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04JUN2000 | 29APR98]

MARTIN, AMC Chad cm0828@msn.com "...I served with VP-91 (1991-1996) at NAS Moffett Field, California (Airframes Shop), VP-69 (1996-2000) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VR-61 (2000-2005) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VR-55 (2005-2009) at NAS Point Mugu, California and VR-61 (2009-2013)..." [08OCT2010]

MARTIN, AW2 David G. dgmflyer@dmartinassoc.com "...I served in VP-17 from December of 1967 through April 1970 in both P2's and P-3's. In P2's, I was in the Avionics Shop and on Relief Crew as a Radio Operator and in P-3's I was in Crew 5 also as Radio Operator (ATN2 & AW2). After a slight break I affiliated with VP-91 as a Plank Owner at commissioning in October 1970 ( NAS Moffett Field, California). I have CAPT Bobbie Farrar to thank for this as he convinced me that I should over look my bad attitude toward the Navy as they were a good outfit. He was indeed right. I then became a JEZ Operator and eventually SS1/SS2 and NATOPS Evaluator for that seat position. I left VP-91 in May 1976. I still keep up with a lot of Shipmates from both squadrons. Cherished memories now faded..." [07JUN2002]

MARTIN, AE1 Ronald "Ron" Retired sparkym13@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-40 (1976-1979) with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Adak, Alaska (FE with Crew-8) and then into the Reserves with VP-91 for several years. Retired in April of 2013 and enjoying life and hunting when I can..." [04DEC2013]

MARTINEZ, AVCM Sharron calsmart@lycos.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1987-1996. Incredible experiences and memories thanks to all of the wonderful Shipmates. I moved onto NAS Point Mugu, California and will retire in February 2003..." [17DEC2002]

MASCOLO, Anthony (Tony) Tiger15Lax@aol.com "...This is the 'Screw Up' of VP-91 who started at the beging at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I crossed the mat with tractor while PBY was landing in NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. It almost took off my head and I got 7 days in the brig. I swear the tail touched my head luckily the pilot saw me and had enough speed to take off while bouncing at night. If anyone remembers me please write to me and i will be happy to write back. I would like to get in touch with Gus Lyzach or Andrew Wach. I am still in touch with George Winter, John Giagiari, and George Gentile...." [27MAR98]

MATTHEWS, YN3 Glenn E. glennmatthews756@yahoo.com "...YN3 VP-50 from 1972 to 1975 discharged and reenlisted into NARDET VP-91..." [E-Mail Updated 02NOV2007 | 15SEP2001]

MAY, AWCM Mike MAYM@CNRF.NAVY.MIL "...Spent some time with CPW-2 from 1977-1979, VP-91 from 1980-1983, VP-90 from 1983-1987, CRPWP from 1987-1990, and VP-69 from 1990-1995..." [E-Mail Updated 31JUL2002 |07SEP97 ]

MAYEUX, Rob rmayeux@navpoint.com "...I was in VP-94 as an Ordnanceman ('70-74), VP-17 ('77-80 Tacco/MC), VP-91 (83-86), and VP-94 (86-88)..." [26APR2000]

McCOLLISTER, Heather Bennett bhmccolli@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-49 from 1985 to 1998 then in Reserve Squadron VP-91. Looking to find fellow Shipmates that I hung out with on deployments and/or that live in the bay area. Thinking a Reunion would be kinda nice..." [E-Mail Updated 25SEP2008 | 24JAN2002]

McGUINESS, CAPTAIN Brian Retired (360)856-4010 "...VP-17 12/66 through 12/69 SP2H and P-3A Plane Commander VP-71 01/70 through 11/70 SP2H CoPilot VP-91 12/70 through 03/72 P-3A CoPilot VP-69 04/72 through 06/84 SP2H and P-3A Plane Commander, Ninth Commanding Officer. Retired August 1, 1987 with 24 years total active and reserve duty..." [16SEP98]

McMANUS, ACRM John C. jnemac@aol.com "...I served with VP-91 from November 1941, when squadron was first organized until September 1944. I don't have a roster of the squadron when it went overseas the first time but I do for the second tour. Would like to hear from anyone who knew me and/or served with me. Was an ACRM when I left..." [25FEB2001]

McVEY, CDR Francis B. Retired mrmac1@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-50 from 1970-1972, NAV/TACCO with VP-91 (most of the time with Crew 10) from 1973 to 1983, ASWOC/TSC 1080 from 1983 to 1990, and XO with RESPATWING 0180 from 1990-1992. Retired 1995..." [E-Mail Updated 22DEC2002 | E-Mail Updated 08DEC2001 | 20JUN2000]

MELROE, AW2 Van (Relmoe) zzvmelroe@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-50 (1979 to 1982) and VP-91 (1983 to 1988) as an SS3 operator. I was on Crew Two and Crew One. These crews were BearTrap Crews. Currently Pilot for Continental Airlines..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2006 | E-Mail Updated 12AUG2005 | E-Mail Updated 31AUG2001 | 08JUN98]

MILSTEIN, Eric ebmilstein@worldnet.att.net "...AW-2 VP-64 1981-1987, LT., NFO VP-48 (Checked in the week they decommissioned!), VP-47 1991-1995 (The Caustic Crew), VXE-6 1995-1996, VP-91 1996 to Present. (Retirement if they don't get rid of the reserves completely!) P-3's: Baseline Alphas to the last UIII off the production line. NS Rota, Spain-Lajes to Diego Garcia-Masirah-Jeddah..." [15MAR98]

MILOS, Mike mmilos@aol.com "...Joined the P-3 Navy upon my affiliations with reserves in 1983. Been part of VP-91 most of the time. I've been qualified as FCO in the P-3B TacNav Mod and IFT/ARM-ORD certified in the P-3C update III. I'm due to retire January of 1999. If anyone sees a car in the SF Bay Area with the plate P-3B FCO thats me. I hope to see many old friends at the VP-91 decommission party next year..." [21JUL98]

MISTLER, ALC Warren Retired mistlerusn@comcast.net "...VP-91 (1941), VP-62 (1942 to 1943), VR-11 (1943 to 1944), VR-13 (1944 to 1945), VR-2 (1945 to 1947), NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (1947), SPUC NAS Squantum, Massachusetts (1948), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1949), VC-33 (1950 to 1952), VP-11 (1952 to 1955), VX-3 (1956 to 1957) and VAW-33 (1958 to 1960) FR to 1971 and retired on 30 years..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08JAN2009 | BIO Updated 03APR2000 | 28MAR2000]

MITCHELL, PRAN Bill Permagrin91@hotmail.com "...Seems like I spent the majority of my time trying to get kicked out of the USN. But in true VP-91 fashion, I got an honerable discharge (imagine that). Anywhoo, any of the dead head community that remember me or others that had the privilage of knowing my sarcastic attitude or my 1970 VW bug with the peace sign on the hood, please say hello..." [08JUL2000]

MONROE, AS2 VAUGHN T. JR. QUALTECH@PACBELL.NET "...SERVED IN VP-91 FROM JAN92-MAR95 IN LINE DIVISION. CURRENTLY SERVING AT NAR SANTA CLARA RAIMD 900 DIVISION AS 900 W/C SUPERVISOR. DEPARTING FOR NAS ATLANTA IN MAR/APR 99 AS AN INSTRUCTOR. WOULD BE A PLEASURE TO HERE FROM ALL Shipmates..." [15DEC98]

MOON, L. moondustwriter@gmail.com "...I served with VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California in the early 1980's..." [04JAN2010]

MOORER, AD3 Gary gmoorhead@alphamech.com "...I served with VP-91 from April 1982 to 1984..." [23JUN2010]

MORROW, LCDR Howard R. C/O His Daughter Claudia Morrow clajar44@yahoo.com "...My Father, LCDR Howard R. Morrow, flew the PBY-5A Catalina with VP-91 out NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He is alive and well in Fairfield, Iowa..." [26MAY2003]

MORSE, AE1(AW) Bill Retired bnkwellness@hotmail.com "...I served 10 years with the regular Navy from 1958-1968. I joined the Reserves in 1974, went into TAR in 1977 as P-3 FE while with VP-91, VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VP-91 late 1978, and VP-69 in 1981 until retirement in 1987. I went to work at Boeing, primarily on 747 on flightline as inspector, retiring in 2001 and moved to Hawaii. Miss the people and the flying, very much. Would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25JAN2003 | 24OCT98]

MOSER, AW1 Milton "Moe" C. II moe1383@live.com "...I served with VS-38, AT School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VAW-111 Det 14, Naval Air Reserve Unit (NARU) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, RVAW-110, VP-94, AW School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VP-94, VP-91, Reserve Antisubmarine Warfare Training Center (RESASWTRACEN) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-94 and Retired in August 1988 from Active Duty after serving 21 years. Enjoyed every moment of my service to this wonderful country. Sure miss flying in those P-3B's. Wife: PN-1 Nita S. Moser. Hello to all I know and God Bless America..." [23APR2009]

MYLLENBECK, CDR Rick rmyllenbeck@yahoo.com "...After a training stint in VP-31 and FASOTRAGRUPAC at NAS Moffett Field, California, I was assigned to VP-47 "The Golden Swordsmen" from 1977 to 1980. At the end of my active duty tour, I rotated directly into VP-91 "Black Cats" without missing a day. I flew with VP-91 Combat Aircrew 11 until I was commissioned and Ensign in 1988. In the end, I was a board-eligible AW1, SS-3 Blue Card instructor, and had amassed over 3,000 hours of flight time. I am now a CDR in the Navy Reserve Intelligence Program and live in the metro Washington, D.C. area. I sure miss fying in the Orion! Those were the good old days. My family has a rich and proud history in VP as my dad, Warren, was a Lockheed test pilot in the 1950s and flew the P2V platform extensively. He was the Lockheed rep to the VP squadrons at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii between 1955 and 1958. If you have any information about the VP squadrons stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii during that time, please forward that information as I am completing an article about his experiences behind the stick of the Neptune. My brother AWCS (Ret.) Dwight, flew with VP-56 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in the 1980s, and did some pretty awesome P-3 development work at the Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA. He was also instumental in saving the AW rating while assigned to NavAir Training in the Pentagon..." [28MAY2005]


NELSON, AT2 Brian nelson711@aol.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1986-1989 with Team 15 in the FCO position. Miss my Shipmates!..." Personal WebSite: http://www.nelsondivecenter.com/ [26DEC2003]

NELSON, "Red" redmanasw@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-91 from 97-99, when the "Black cats" were decommissioned..." [22FEB2000]

NETH, AWCS Bob Retired rlneth@worldnet.att.net "...VP-40, '68-'70; VP-91, '71-'73; VP-50, '73-'77; VP-31, '77-'81; VP-19, '81-'84; COMPATWINGSPAC NAS Moffett Field, '84-'88; Fleet Reserve. 8 years as DOD contractor supporting P-3 Program at Naval Aviation Depot Alameda until it was closed last year. Just completed Aircraft Dispatch school (I'm now an FAA Licensed/Certified FAR Part 121/135 Aircraft Dispatcher) and I am now working at Reno Air Operations Reno Air Ops at San Jose, CA Airport. Hello to all my former NAS Moffett Field "Airmates"...As of 31 August 1999, I'm now working in American Airlines Operations, San Jose International Airport, San Jose, CA. It is similar to continously working in a "Ready Alert" operations environment; never gets boring!..." [E-Mail Updated 17AUG2000 | BIO Updated 01SEP99]

NEVELS, Nick nicknevels@hotmail.com "...I was an AE assigned to VC-5 Det NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from September 1970 to July 1973 where I started flying as an aircrewman in the US-2C & RC-45J. (What wild times those were back then in the PI). VAQ-134, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from January 1976 to May 1978. Went TAR and reported to VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. VP-31 for FE school at NAS Moffett Field, California from August 1984 to January 1985. VP-69 January 1985 to February 1988 flying the P-3A baseline and then transitioned to the P-3A TACNAVMOD. VP-91 NAS Moffett Field, California from February 1988 to August 1991 flying the "Super B's" and eventually transitioned to the Update III's, where we got the last two P-3C's, BUNO's 163294 and 163295. Back to VP-69 in August 1991, where I retired as an AEC in January 1994. Flying as a P-3 FE was truly an experience all of us who flew as "Forward Center Observer" will never forget..." [01JUL99]

NOLAND, John jsnoland56@att.net "...I served with VP-91 (1980-1981), VP-90 (1981-1982) as Radio Operator/Air Intell Officer, VP-91 (1983-1998), VP-65 and VP-0617..." [E-Mail Updated 19DEC2013 | E-Mail Updated 22APR2002 | BIO Updated 29NOV99 | 19JAN99]

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OIEN, Don retnav2001@comcast.net "...I served with VP-91 from 1981 to 1985, VP-92 from 1985 to 1989, VP-66 from 1989 to 1991, VP-93 from 1991 to 1994 and then became an Instructor (after downsizing) for the last 6 years..." [14OCT2009]

OISTEN, AMS1 C. E. (Gene) Retired ornry@oakharbor.net "...Still alive and reasonably well. I was with VP-91 from 1975-1979, VP-65 from 1979-1984 & 1987-1989, and VP-69 from 1984-1987. I've seen a lot of familiar names on this site and will try to contact a few. Feel free to contact me..." [22APR2002]

OLAIVAR, Marvic molaivar@aol.com "...Served with VP-91 from September 1988 to December 1998 then VP-69 from December 1998 to present..." [12JUL2003]

O'MEARA, John p3aift@yahoo.com "...Hi to all my old Shipmates. My Navy tours: VF-51 1971-1975 Miramar; TOPGUN 1975-1979 Miramar; VP-90 as a SELRES Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug of 1979; AIMD NAS Glenview, Illinois (back to active duty) 1979-1981; VP-90 NAS Glenview, Illinois 1981-1986; VP-91 NAS Moffett Field, California 1986-1990; RESASWTRACEN NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1990-1992; Navy Fleet Reserve. I would enjoy hearing from my Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 02SEP99 | 19NOV98]

ORTIZ, Tony zitro68@hotmail.com "...Served in the US NAVY at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1991 through 1995 at VP-91, the Blackcats!..." [04FEB2011]


PACK, Jesse jep@Eng.Sun.COM "...I was in VP-48 from July 1967 to October 1970, AT3 Radioman for Crew 8, 9, and 3. I got out in 1970 and went back to Tennessee. We flew C-118's as a reserve at NAS Atlanta. I went back on active duty as a TAR in 1973 at Moffet to assist in the Reserve P3 transition, then CNAVRES/VP-94, and VAK 308 (A3 Navigator) until 1980. Got out and was affiliated with VP-91 as a SAR until retirement in 1991. I went to work for a little start up called Apple and have been in the Silicon Valley ever since. Apple, Seagate and now at Sun Microsystems..."

PALMUCCI, AX2 Carl Retired sputteringneeds@yahoo.com "...I served with VX-1 (1978-1982), VP-49 (1982-1983), ASWOC at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1983-1984), VP-91 (1986-1997) and retired 1997..." [07AUG2012]

PARSONS, "Herb" harry.parsons@lmco.com "...After spending a few years in P2s at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, transferred to NAS Moffett Field, California to "Stand Up" NARTU Alamed, Det Moffett, to begin training Reservists to fly and maintain P3. In 1970, "Stood Up" VP91 as a recommissioned Patrol Squadron. Flew as Flight Engineer, worked in W/C 220, QA and Maint Control before joining as a Reservist. Eventually worked my way to AVCM and became CMC for over 6 years. Transferred to and retired from TSC 887, only Reserve "mobile" TSC (MOCC)..."

PASSMORE, Rear Admiral Robert O. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/passmorero.html "...Rear Admiral Robert O. Passmore is a native of Ellensburg, Wash. He attended the University of Washington on an NROTC scholarship, and received both his commission in the Navy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography in June 1972. Earning his pilot wings in October 1973, Rear Adm. Passmore's first assignment was instructor duty at VT-2, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. In 1975, Rear Adm. Passmore was ordered to VP-50, NAS Moffett Field, California. In 1979, he became a Drilling Reservist serving with both VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California and VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. In 1980, he joined VP-68 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as one of the Full-Time Support Officers. In August 1983, Rear Adm. Passmore transferred to VP-67 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. During this tour he completed a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. Released from active duty in October 1985, Rear Adm. Passmore affiliated with VP-69. He assumed command of VP-69 in December 1989. In June 1991, he reported to VTU-8989 where he drilled until being selected as Commanding Officer of NR CVN-68, USS Nimitz 0289 in January 1994. In October 1995 Rear Adm. Passmore took on duties as Commanding Officer of Naval Reserve NAS Whidbey Island, Washington 4089. Two years later he was selected to be the Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) for the State of Washington. In October of 1998, he assumed the position of Deputy for Mission Effectiveness at Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region Twenty-two, Naval Station Everett, Wash. Rear Adm. Passmore's first flag assigned was Deputy Commander, Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces, Sixth Fleet, and Deputy Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean in NAF Naples, Italy, from 1 October 2000 to 30 September 2003. In May 2002, he was assigned Additional Duty as Commander, Naval Reserve Readiness Command Northwest. Rear Adm. Passmore is currently assigned as Reserve Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and Vice Commander, Navy Region Europe. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3rd award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2nd award). Rear Adm. Passmore is a captain on the 767 aircraft with United Airlines..." [12FEB2005]

PATTULLO, Jim plj@pacifier.com "...VP-69, VP-91, VP-64, CRPWP, NARCEN NAS Moffett Field, California, CRPWP DET NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, CRPWP DET NAS Moffett Field, California, and THE WORLD..." [27MAR98]

PENA, AO2 Nelson R. penaedc@pacbell.net "...Joined VP-91 from the 129th RQW at NAS Moffett Field, California (accross form the hanger) to get a an LDO position in February 1996. However, since I was 35 already and had a Mechanical Engineer Degree they said I needed to learn the NAVY way as an enlisted first. Since I was an Aircraft Armament Specialist in the Air Force (F-4E, OV-10, B-52Gs and B1 air frame experience) they made me an AO and I completed my P-3C Conventional Weapons Loading Course. Als was training to be an AO Aircrew (man that water survival training was hard). I then signed a contract with them after 36 months then I would get a direct commission to an LDO. WELL that did not happen because VP-91 was diestablished in March 1999 before I reached my 36 month enlistement. Guess what? No one else would honor my contract except for NAS Jacksonville, Florida and it would be a full time position. I turned it down since I had a well paying engineering job in Sacramento (sometimes I have second thoughts about that decision). Therefore, Good bye NAVY, Hello 129th Rescue Wing, California Air National Guard. I crossed back over the hanger where the Air Guard was and I returned back humiliated. Nevertheless, I tell them and I would do it again and I say the NAVY was best 30 months I ever spent and I would still be in with the NAVY if it wasen't for that misfortune. Que sera sera....Meanwhile in the Air Guard I rosed to be Quality Assurance Inpsector and that too was the best time ever. BUT now I'm retiring from the Guard on July 14, 2013 as a Master Sergeant, that would be a Chief in the NAVY. I wish I was a Chief in the NAVY, but could have been a bad-ass LDO. P.S. I still ware my VP-91 ball cap and have VP-91 sticker on my truck! Long live the Black Cats!..." [11JUL2013]

PENROD, PO2 James shim20@juno.com "...I served with VP-91 (1972-1977) at NAS Moffett Field, California. I handled officer records, classified material and played sports throughout my naval Career..." [10JUN2015]

PEREZ, AO Henry Rick rickp360@comcast.net "...I was an Aircrew Ordnanceman, and flew with Crew 7 assigned to VP-40 from 1979-1981. I transitioned to the reserves and flew as Aircrew Ordananceman with VP-91 from 1991-1997. Look forward to hearing from any old Shipmates..." [19MAY2008]

PESCOSOLIDO, WM. "RICK" RICK.PESCOSOLIDO@gte.net.com "...I SERVED WITH VP-0919 AND VP-65 AT NAS Point Mugu, California AND VP-91 AT NAS Moffett Field, California. I WAS SS3 ON CREW 7. I LEFT AS SELRES JUST AS WE TRANSITIONED TO CHARLIE UPDATES..." [09JAN99]

PHILLIPS, AWC Larry Retired lwphill@yahoo.com "...Retired in 1989 at VP-69, also served in VP-68, VP-91, VP-90, CRPWP and RTU65/VP-65..." [10SEP2001]

PIKE, HMCS(AW) Michael Retired hmcspike@gmail.com "...I served with VP-91 (1993-1997) and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 16JAN2016 | 03JUN2002]

POSCH, AWCS Mike Retired mp1837@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-875, VP-872, VP-91, VP-19, VP-31, VP-46, and CPW-10. Now retired and working for a San Mateo Joint Powers Authority. Will retire January 1998. Still live near NAS Moffett Field, California and still drive the white 1961 Porsche. "Long live VP and NAS Moffett Field, California"..." [E-Mail Updated 01JAN2008 | 07JUN98]

POTTER, AMCS Cecil O. Jr. Retired kpotter@insight.rr.com "...I served with VP-64 and AIMD, NAS Security, and Safety from 1979-1983, HAL-5 from 1983-1985, and VP-91 from 1985-1986 till retirement..." [14APR2002]

POWELL, Gary carclini@flash.net "...I have been stationed in VP-91 since 81, I started as a 1st class and am now a LT(LDO). I would be happy to hear from any former 91er's..." [Updated 25MAR98]

POWLESLAND, AMSC Don A. Retired dd6992@caltel.com "...I was a TAR at NAS Los Alamitos, California (1966 to December 1968), SELRES RTU-51 (May 1972 to April 1976), VR-55 (April 1976 to October 1981), VP-91 (October 1981 to September 1987) when I retired after 21.5 years total service. While in VP-91 I went to Second Mech school at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and FE school at NAS Moffett Field, California. I made WestPac's with VP-91 to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAF Misawa, Japan. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29JUL2010]

PROVOST, AW3 Leonard J. lenprovost@gmail.com "...I served with RTU-92 then VP-92 from 1970 to 1975. I was in the P2 that as one other PO put it "Broke its' back" on landing in August of 1972. I was fortunate enough to pull 2 week duty at NS Rota, Spain and saw the Med from the bow observer's chair. The Pilot on that cruise was LCDR Harries. I'd love to hear from a few of the other guys on that crew. (NATTCENTER for Boot, P and A School then RESASWTAC EAST, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania followed by 4.5 years TAR at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts..." [03OCT2009]


QUINN, ADCS Paul winbral@aol.com "...I served as a Flight engineer with VP-30 for school then VP-92 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, VP-04 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (Stormin Norms F.E.) Then on to VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California (Flew Desert Storm in the Gulf with the Black Cats and part of my crew recieved Air Medals for strike flight over 120 combat hours flown with no missions lost or delayed) Then on to VR-54 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana as a C-130 F.E. 'Herc motors are upside down"..." [24JUN98]


RAMSDELL, John ramsdell.john@ssd.loral.com "...I was stationed in VP-50, VP-69, VP-91, and VP-MAU ( NAS Moffett Field, California). Would like to hear from any old Shipmates..." [27JAN98]

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]

REEDER, AMHC (AW/NAC) James "Bo" Retired bo_reeder@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-91 from Nov.'93 until Decommissioning in '99. Glad to see so many familiar names at this site. It does my heart good to see you're all still around. I'm working as a Quality Engineer at Pratt & Whitney Space Propulsion along with soon to be retired ADC Mike Ward. I'd love to hear from any of my old squadronmates...I was in VS-30 from July 1977-Nov 1980. I would love hear from any of my old Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 21SEP2000 | 21SEP2000]

RENNEKE, Ryan renn75@hotmail.com "...I was with VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1996 to 1999. Looking for Shipmates Dirk Holmgren and Preston Olsen..." [02FEB2006]

Memorial Picture "...RHORER, John M...My Father, John M. Rhorer, served proudly in the Navy during WWII. His service record indicates the following: NATTCNAS Norman, Oklahoma, VP-71, FAW-14 and VPB-91. I would love to hear from anyone that served with my Dad. Donna Rhorer donna@kjeldaas.net..." [02DEC2009]

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

RODRIGUES, AMHC Ron Retired rondi14@msn.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1974-1995. Would love to hear from Shipmates. Please no Detachment photos that would be difficult to explain!..." [11FEB2002]

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

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]

ROMINE, YNC Theresa yncromine@onemain.com "...Served in VP-91 from 1984-1992. Still in the Reserves, currently assigned MIUWU-104 in San Jose. My sister, YN2 Cathy Romine, is in the same unit. I'm her boss! Debbie, AO2 now HM2, is in the IRR. Would love to hear from my old Shipmates..." [06SEP2001]

ROSE, Chuck chuckrose@Prodigy.net "...VP-91 Maint control chief, 1971-1975, VP-65 CMC, 1975-1976, COMRESPACKWINGPAC CMC 1976 to retirement, June 1978. Well, I think these dates are pretty close! Now just another staff engineer in Si Valley making disk drives! Where did I go wrong? Musta been hanging around with guys like Boyer, Dula, and Larry Thorpe (not to mention the Clyde The Casaba Man!)..." [12FEB99]

RUNGE, Tom trunge@cox.net "...I was in VP-69 from July 1975 to Dec 1979, and then in VP-91 from Jan 1980 to Aug 1982. Retired as an AECS in 1997. I now reside in New Orleans, where there is a good time to be had every weekend of the year! I was a TAR, and we sure had some fun back in those days, going on deployment with our SELRES personnel. Many many fond memories..." [E-Mail Updated 26OCT2004 | 28AUG99]


SAVAGE, Robin John savagemotorsports@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1979 to 1981, Utility Aircrewman, Second Mech, and Flight Engineer. Went to VP-40 CAC2 (Screw 2 - Rippers Raiders). First Blue card from R.C. Hunter and Ran NATOPS for two years. Left activte duty and joined VP-91 from 1983-1998. Done'em all P-3/A/B/C. Took Delivery of the last one 163295 for the reserves. I retired on 1 April, 1999 with 22 years service..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 05SEP2002 | 10JUN98]

SCHAFFNER, PR1 Howard Retired usnhoward@pc-intouch.com "...I served in VP-91 from 1974 to 1978. Worked in WC/130, with R. French, MCPO Lear, MCPO Windfield & CPO Ron Alonzo. Along with the rest of the Pink Panthers. I also plan on attending the decommissioning, in March..." [E-Mail Updated 30OCT2001 | E-Mail Updated 24JAN2000 | 14JAN99]

SCHWEIKERT, Paul vtdaddy2@hotmail.com "...I served from 1983 through 1989 with the "Stingers" of VP-91 flying ASW out of NAS Moffett Field, California. Two week summer deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan with gee dunk hops to S. Korea are all fond memories of serving. Hearing from former Stingers would be great!..." [12AUG2008]

SENTZ, TIM CMS007@AOL.COM "...DID TOURS WITH VP-30, VP-50 (84-88), VP-31-CNAP/NATOPS (88-91), MMFA ( NAS Jacksonville, Florida), VP-62, VP-68, CURRENTLY AN AOC IN VP-91..." [19MAR98]

SHEA, CAPTAIN Bob robert.shea@business.wm.edu "...I've been fortunate to serve in many great squadrons: VP-45, VP-92, VP-60, VP-68 and VP-91, CRPWP, and VP-66 (CO). I'm currently a faculty member at the Naval War College..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25JUL2005 | 09JUN98]

SIMMONS, AMS1 Ken Retired uffdaken@comcast.net "...I served aboard NAS Lemoore, California (1979-1981) OMD Transit Line, VP-9 (1982-1985) at NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Lemoore, California (1985-1988) AIMD Structure Shop, VAK-208 (1988-1989) at NAS Alameda, California, VFA-305 (1989-1993) at NAS Point Mugu, California, VFA-303 (1993-1994) at NAS Lemoore, California and VP-91 (1995-1997) at NAS Moffett Field, California. After retirement (1997) I started working in the Cooling Tower business as a machinist / painter. Since 2002 I have been a volunteer at the Castle Air Museum as a "Crew Chief" on various aircraft. Done some restoration work (structural work and painting) on some aircraft..." [10OCT2014]

SITGREAVES, PR Eric D. (Rick) ericsitgreaves@comcast.net "...I served with VP-91 from 1984-1987 as a PR (Aircrew Survival Equipmentmen). I was at NAS Moffett Field, California for almost 4 years and would like to touch base with the TAR/RESERVE folks as well as alot of the AIRCREW I was there with. I am especially looking for some of the old gang (you know who you are). So if anybody knows about VP-91 - please E-mail me..." Personal WebSite: http://www.mp3.com/sitgreaves [E-Mail Updated 28JUL2002 | URL Added 19MAY2001 | E-Mail Updated 02JUN2000 | 15OCT98][ICQ# 9466889]

SKINNER, AT1(AW) Mark Retired luvmygto@aol.com "...I served with VP-91 (1990-1994). I worked in W/C 050, 210 and 310..." [02AUG2013]

Memorial Picture "...SMYTH, AD1 Roger W...Shipmate Pix...Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class (Flight Engineer) USNR. Dad enlisted September 1942 and was discharged February 1946. He completed USNTS (AM) NAS Norman, Oklahoma; NAGS Purcell, OK; OTU (PBY) NAS North Island, San Diego, California; and OTU (PBM) NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. He saw service VP-91, VPB-99, VPB-100 and VP-17. He earned the Victory Medal World War II, American Area Asiatic-Pacific Area (3 Stars) and the Good Conduct Medal. He identified traveling/patrolling Honolulu & Kanehoe, HI; Johnston, Suva Is; Fiji Is; New Caledonia (Ile Nou); Espiritu Santo; Guadalcanal; Tolagi; Soloman Is; Admiralty Is (Manua & Rabual); Cafiete (sp?) Philippines; China (Shanghai & Whangpo); Saipan Marianas; Eniwetok; New Zealand (Auckland & Wellington). ..." Contributed by Claudia Smyth Strock cjstrock@comcast.net [12NOV2013]

SOUDERS, YN2 Tara tsouders@mailcity.com "...I served in VP-91 from October 1996 to April 1999. Would like to keep in touch w/ any VP-91 Alumni for Reunion. We don't have any addresses anymore and I'd like any addresses so I can pass them on to CDR Allmon, the last Skipper, if I can find him..." [28SEP99]

SPEAR, Diana Retired dilynne63@msn.com "...I was really pleased to see the VP website online. I was an AZ with VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California in the '70's and VP-69, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 81 til I retired in 1994. My first husband (AMS2 William S. Lasko) was a Flight Engineer with VP-31 when his plane disappeared in 1972 (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends May 26, 1972). In spite of that unfortunate incident, I've always loved the P-3 and eventually ended up serving in a squadron or two. Thanks so much for the website. It gives me a nice feeling that it's there..." [E-Mail Updated 28APR2007 | E-Mail Updated 03APR99 | 26APR98]

SPINK, CAPTAIN Tom Retired tom.spink@att.net "...I served at NAS Moffett Field, California (1970 to 1988) as NAV/TACCO on P-3B & B-MOD, VP-31 (1970 to 1972), VP-46 (1972 to 1974), VP-31 (1974 to 1977) CNAP NFO Evaluator, VP-91 (1977 to 1988) and Commanding Officer (1986 to 1988)..." [E-Mail Updated 25APR2008 | E-Mail Updated 30JUN2005 | BIO Updated 15AUG2000]

STANALAND, Gary garystanalands@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-91, VP-92 and VP-94. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [13MAR2012]

STANEK, CPO Clyde Retired kenats@msn.com "...Dear Sir: I was one of the original plank members of VP-91, at NAS Moffett Field, California in 1969. I went through VP-31 Training as an E-6 ADJ Flight Engineer (TAR). After my active duty was over, I remained in VP-91 untill I retired in 1976. Our Squadron emblem was the old Liberty Bell. Looking back in one of my old log books, some of the Aircraft we had in July & August of 75 were P-3A's (150604)(150606)(151357)(151368)& (151376). Some of the other plank members, Bruce Hasse, Norm Hilscher, Larry Novack, Pete Valdes, and Bob Leary. My last CO was CDR. R (Dick) Smith, who lives in Key West, FL. and I talk with him on occasions..." [14AUG98]

STOCKNER, CWO3 Robert C. "Chris" Retired robert.stockner@edwards.af.mil "...I served with VP-31 (1975), VP-46 (1976 to 1978), VP-91 (1979), VP-65 (1984-1990), HS-85 (1993 to 1995), COMRESWINGPAC (1991), ASWOC 880 (1983), ASWOC 1280 (1991-1993), NAS Alameda, California 0187 (1995-1996) and the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). Currently USAF GS-12, Quality Assurance Specialist, Edwards AFB, CA. Retired Lockheed Technical Writer/Systems Engineer. Lockheed Technical Services 2006-7, USNS Victorious (T-AGOS-19) no home port. Boeing/Northrop Grumman/General Dynamics - technical work during various years. Married to Sherri Alison Mayben, Abilene, TX for three wonderful years. Two sons, one step-son, five step-daughters, grandchildren. Residence - Palmdale, CA. Looking forward to hearing from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 31AUG2013 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 24APR2008 | 23SEP98]

STRAUSE, AW2 Shane cletch1@aol.com"...five years with VP-91 and currently an instructor with the reserve ASW Training Center in Willow Grove, PA..."

STROPES, AMS2 Everett E. Jr. everettstropes@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-91 (12/1978-6/1982) at NAS Moffett Field, California in the Line & Airframe and Hydraulics Shop in Hanger 2 and also at AIMD Sheetmetal Shop Hanger 3 at NAS Moffett Field, CA. I served with a classified unit after U.S. Navy, TAR and then went active duty with the U.S. Air Force where I worked on the A-10. I am now living in Oklahoma (Rev. Hospital Chaplain) and have 6 boys! One of my boy's flies "UAV's" for the U.S. Army and will soon go to Ranger School. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [28FEB2012]

SUTHERLAND, CMC John "Scott" Retired sutherland.j@comcast.net "...Subs: USS Abraham Lincoln SSBN-602 (66-68) USS Tigrone AGSS-419 (69-70) VP-65 74-78 83-84 86-88 NAR NAS Point Mugu, California 84-85 VP-91 78-82 96-99 VA-304 88-93 CRPWP 93-96. NAR Santa Clara/NARCEN San Jose 99-01 Retired 2001 as CMC. Worked at NUMMI until 2009. Attended a memorial service for VP-50 at Moffett Field today. 21 Mar 91 VP-50 lost two planes and 27 crewmembers in a midair off the socal coast. They are not forgotten..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 21MAR2010 | 02SEP98]

SWANSON, AZ1 Jeff guzzi4me@comcast.net "...I served with VP-91, VP-69, VR-61, VP-MAU MMF A. I was a TAR from 07-77 to 11-87 and currently with SELRES..." [E-Mail Updated 23MAR2015 | E-Mail Updated 01JUN2008 | 12MAR2000]


TAPANI, Russ k1usa@comcast.net "...I served with VP-91. I miss my time with VP-91. I was a short timer compaired to most but was proud to be with the best in the ASW business. I still hear from Bob Shook from time to time and missed a War Dog party last Holloween. My best to all..." [07DEC2003]

TAYLOR, AMH1 Bill Retired vp912002@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1984-1988 in the Corrosion Shop. I am retired now from VR-55 NAS Point Mugu, California. I also served with VA-304, NAR NAS Alameda, California, HS-85, HM-19, and HM-15..." [18JAN2003]

TENER, Dick dicktener@cs.com "...I flew P-3's from 1968 til 1981. Started in VP-26 where I went TAR. I left VP-26 for VP-66 where I helped transition them from the P2 to P-3. Next to VP-94 for another transition. Them out to VP-91, and finally a department head tour in VP-16. Spent time at NAS Jacksonville, Florida the NRPC. Retired in 1988 as instructor at VT-10. Still flying commercially, but never a day goes by that I don't recall life in the Orion. I would have flown it til I died of old age if the Navy had been smart enough to let me. Those were the best days with the best people. Would love to hear from squadron mates, crew members, and friends..." [28APR2001]

TERRILL, AX1 George Retired geoterr@sbcglobal.net "...I spent the first half of my career in the VA (attack) community. Then one day I found out that the navy had airplanes that didn't have tailhooks and didn't go on the BIG, GREY, and UNDERWAY. Affiliated with the VP Navy in 1973 at NARU NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Recalled as a TAR in 1977 and assigned to VP-69, where I flew as an FCO and IFT in the P-3A. Was transferred to NARCEN NAS Moffett Field, California and was later ordered to VP-91 where I retired in Nov 1985. Enjoyed my many deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Adak, Alaska, Etc. The Folks that I flew with in the VP Navy were undoubtedly the best folks on earth. If any body knows where CWO4 Don Grant (MAINT OFF in VP-69, and AFCM Clarence Lowrey (CMC) in VP-69 are please let me know. This site brought back many fine memories for me..." [E-Mail Updated 22DEC2009 | E-Mail Updated 29AUG98 | 11AUG98]

TEW, Steve stew@hbi.com "...I served in VP-65, VP-90, VP-91, VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California. I see many of my old Shipmates here. Minnesota's my home of record and Violet and I will stay here for a few more Years, then maybe seek a warmer clime. I look forward to coresponding with many of you..." [18APR2001]

THORPE, AMHCS Larry J. Retired ljthorpe@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-91 and a plank owner with the old liberty bell logo along with Pete Valdes, Bob Leary, & Clyde Stanik. I then went to VP-65 and was a/c training chief and flt engineer flt instructor until I retired in 1979. Would like to get in touch with Pete Valdes, Charles Rose, & Bob Leary. If anyone knows there address or phone number I would sure appreciate it if you would email it to me. Glad to hear from anyone who remembers me..." [27AUG2000]

TILLETT, ATC Kevin Retired kp_tillett@yahoo.com "...I served with VS-24 as Flight Deck Troubleshooter during the 1981 to 1982 Med cruise and as HATS (USM-403 ATE) Technician during the 1982 to 1983 Med cruise onboard USS Nimitz. For the remainder of this sea tour I served TAD at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida AIMD W/C 69A. I transferred to HS-1 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and served as Avionics Supervisor and QAR from 1985 to 1987. I reenlisted as a Reservist while attending Bible College and affiliated with MMF-A at NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a USM-449 ATE Tech from 1987to 1988. I joined VF-1486 (VF-101 SAU) at NAS Oceana as an IWT Tech from 1988 to 1989. I served as a P-3C UIII Weapons System Technician with VP-62 from 1989 to 1993 and VP-91 from 1993 to 1996. As an ATC, I served as Maintenance Training Coordinator for CRPWP, CRPWL, and the combined Reserve Patrol Wing at NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1996 to 2001. I transferred to VFA-106 at NAS Oceana and served as Night Shift QA CPO, AV/ARM LCPO, and Flight Deck Coordinator (after being away from the deck 18 years!!). I retired in June 2004 in a ceremony onboard the USS Wisconsin, in Norfolk, VA. I am now a member of Wycliffe Bible Translators and serve as the Flight Coordinator at the JAARS Center near Charlotte, NC. Thanks to all who made it a great tour of duty!..." [26JAN2007]

TIPPETT, Rick rtippett@prodigy.net "...VP-66 (82-83) VP-91 (83-Present)..." [21JUL98]

TOWNSEND, YNCS Nancy Retired ntowns6702@aol.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1983 to 1986 and again from 1989 to 1992. I came to VP-91 in 1983 as a YN1 and worked in Admin. My husband, Jim Townsend was an AW1, at VP-91 from 1983 to 1986. We left there in 1986 for NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I transferred back to VP-91 in 1989 as a YNC and Admin CPO. I made YNCS while I was at VP-91 before transferring back to PA. Jim and I retired in October 1995 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in a dual retirement ceremony presided over by none other than Rear Admiral J. P. Schear. Would love to hear from any former Shipmates..." [14AUG2010]

TREBINO, ADCS Chuck Retired skylane19641@mac.com "...I served with VP-91, VP-92, VP-65 and retired in 1986. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19APR2006 | 27JAN2000]


VanLANDINGHAM, Jim "The Porker" jim.vanlandingham@att.net "...I served with VP-91 (06/1970-03/1972) at NAS Moffett Field, California (my father was the Station Executive Officer), AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California (1972-1976), left Navy briefly, VP-91 (FRS P-3 Flight Engineer School at VP-31 (07/1977-11/1977), VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and spent the next 6 years there (I'd have spent more but the TAR Navy wouldn't allow it). After leaving fingernail scratch marks starting at Hiway 20 in Whidbey, and stretching 2,846 miles, I found myself at VP-94 (10/1983-11/1987) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VP-66 (12/1987-03/1990) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, REServe AntiSubmarine Warfare TRAining CENter (RESASWTRACEN) (03/1990-1994), NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VP-64 and retired (26 years) in December of 1995. I am currently a Project Director for Raytheon Technical Services Company. I still get to travel the world but never, ever will it be as much fun as it was in my years in the VP Navy. I'd love to hear from former Shipmates...." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25FEB2014 | BIO Updated 18DEC2001 | 30MAY2001]


WALL, AVCM Daniel Retired bulkhed@comcast.net "...I served (02/1963-09/1985) with VP-91, VA-304, VR-55, VC-13, VP-65, VP-69, VA-873, NAS Seattle, Washington, NAS Alameda, California, USS Walton (DE361) and USS Edmonds (DE406)..." [BIO Updated 02FEB2016 | E-Mail Updated 12JUN2015 | 1997]

WALLS, AW2 Joe jnawalls@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-48 from 1985 to disestablishment in 1991. Got out for four years and missed it terribly. I went to the reserves with VP-91 from 1995 until it disestablishment..." [E-Mail Updated 24MAR2006 | E-Mail Updated 13JUL2002 | 27NOV99]

WASS, AECS Mark wmsburgoh@verizon.net "...1962-1965 1070-1985 VP-8 1962 ( First with P-3A), VP-49 1963-1965 W/C 220 AE3, 1966-1969 Played baseball in Reds Farm System, Recalled Jan 1970-1973 Plank owner VP-91 W/C 220 AE2 ( I think I'm the only member of both USN VP-8 (1962) & USNR VP-91 (1970) the first squadrons to get the P-3A ), 1974-1976 NARDET NAS Columbus, Ohio AE1, 1976-1979 VF-302 AEC 200, 300, QA Division Chief "E" "S", 1979-1980 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts AIMD AECS AIMD Maintenance Chief (Noel Davis-best AIMD), 1981-1985 HC-9 Maintenance Chief/Command Senior Chief "E" "S" Class "4" Senior Enlisted Academy, 1985 VA-304 (6mo) retired June '85 as AECS at 18 years (kiddie cruiser- I put my papers for retirement in at 16 years and that made me ineligible for advancement to AVCM). A/C P5M, P-3A, P2V, F4N, HH3, A7E. I had the pleasure to be in all aspects of the Naval Aviation Community. VP-49 / VP-91 patrol, VF-302 fighter, VA-304 attack, HC-9 helicopter, NAS AIMD, NARDET NAS Fallon, Nevada, 3 Dets on the USS Enterprise, 1 Det USS Ranger, 2 Dets USS New Jersey, 1 Det USS Iwo Jima..." [BIO Updated 08DEC2010 | 19NOV2010]

WEAVER, Bill "Will" wllmwvr@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-47 (1984-1987) flying with Crew-8 and Crew-10, VP-31 (1987-1989) and VP-91 (1989-1995)..." [E-Mail Updated 13FEB2002 | E-Mail Updated 19SEP2000 | E-Mail Updated 13DEC98 | 05APR98]

WEST, AWCS Michael MWest@svl.ems.lmco.com "... I served with VP-31 (the "RAG" at Moffett), then VP-19 (Disestablished), and VP-91..."

WHEELER, Ralph rwheele@sfwmd.gov "...I was stationed in VP-62 (the best!) from 90-93, then bound and gagged (just kidding) and sent to VP-91 from 93-95. Was at RATCEN (lushes) from 95-97. Got out and am homeported in S. FL. Did the reserve thing for a very little while, couldn't hack it. Drop me a line. I'll always be an IFT at heart! Later..." [14JAN2001]

WIEFELS, CDR David Retired dfweefs@att.net "...I served with VP-MAU (1989-1991), VP-91 (1991-2008) and Naval Base Support Unit (1998-2000)..." [10AUG2014]

Memorial Picture "...WILLIAMS, AWCS Clarence "Buster"...Clarence "Buster" Williams (AWCS) age 66 passed away 12/10/14 in Oklahoma. He served with ASWOC NS Rota, Spain, VP-11, VP-23, VP-28, VP-65, VP-91 and VP-92. Never a dull moment with him with a very infectious laugh and a sense of style that all that met him knew right away. Leaves wife Margie and a lot of sad people..." Contributed by ROSENSTROM, Neal "Rosey" baditude48@yahoo.com [26OCT2015]

WILLIAMS, Buster margnbuz@sprynet.com "...Served with VP-91, VP-28, VP-92, VP-23, ASWOC Rota, 11, CRPWL, 65, 91, CRPWP from 68-89..."

WILLIAMS, CAPTAIN Jim jmwesqret@aol.com "...I served with VP-46 as a TACCO with Crews 9, 2 and 1 from December 1962 to March 1966 and later a P-3 TACCO Instructor at FAETUPAC. Upon leaving active duty I affiliated with VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California in June 1969. Transferred to the Reserve Wing in 1974 and commanded two ASWOC Units and graduated from DRMEC at the NPGS and the Naval War College Reserve Command and Staff Course. I retired at the NRC Sacramento in 1989 as a Captain, USNR. I am planning a mid 1960s Officer Reunion at the Marines Memorial in San Francisco for the fall of 2004..." [22JUL2003]

WILLIAMS, PNC Roger A. Retired ro.williams@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1970 to 1974, VP-67 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1974 to 1978 and NAS Dallas, Texas where I retired in October 1981. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06DEC2009]

WINTER, George B. pbycat@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-91 from 1941 to 1943...Editor: "UP-FLOATS Newsletter(s)..." Personal WebSite: George Winter [E-Mail Updated 24JAN2009 | Updated ICQ # 17809169]

WIRTH, A01 Kenneth Retired kennbev@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VS-82 (1959-1970) at NAS Alameda, California and VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California (Weapons Department). I am presently retired from both Navy and civilian career. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12AUG2011]


YOUNG, Rex rex_lori@pacbell.net "...Served with VP-91 from Apr. 90 Apr. 95. E-mail me if you remember me!!..." [18OCT98]


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