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BARBER, LT Richard Davis Retired rdbarber39@aol.com "...I served with VP-934 (03/1957-03/1959) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, FASRON (SPECIAL) 200 (04/1959-05/1963), Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFOR), USS Zellars (DD-777), USS Cadmus (AR-14), USS Wasp (CVS-18) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, Commander Mine Warfare Force (COMINEWARFOR) and the Pentagon. During my enlistment - I went from E-1 thru E-9, CWO-1 thru CWO4 AND LT(jg) thru LT until my retirement in 1979..." [E-Mail Updated 01JUL2013 | 15JUL2009]

DAVIS, Gary c/o His Son Brooks Davis brooksdavis@libcom.com "...My dad was a crew chief on a P2V in VP-934 out of NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania just prior to the "Bay of Pigs" incident. Having just had me and my twin brother, he opted out and spent the remainder of his reserve career fueling aircraft for VAs and VFs (apparently he could have stayed with his squadron as he said his aircraft had such a poor proficiency record that they never got called to active duty anyway). Anyhow, he has since become a very able aviator holding an ATP and several types, and owns an aircraft charter/management company having 26 jet aircraft. One of his greatest regrets, aside from leaving his squadron, was never bothering to go to the quatermaster for his G-1 flight jacket. For his birthday, I am trying to reconstruct what would have been his jacket. I found a " NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania" patch on eBay, but can't find either a squadron patch or P2V patch. Does anyone know where I may find these patches? Thanks. P.S. My dad's name is Gary Davis, he was from Philadelphia..." [21AUG2000]

Memorial Picture "...EASTER, Ed "Hap"...With sadness, I must report the passing of Ed "Hap" Easter. Hap was 60 years old, no previous illness and suffered an apparent massive heart attack in his sleep on May 30th. His wife asked me to pass this information to any and all Shipmates who may have known him during his service with VP-934...Dalton C. Carr dcjacarr@chartermi.net..." [04JUN2001]

HETTEL, James jhettel@enter.net "...I served with VP-934 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from 1957 til I retired in 1968. Went on numerous cruises with the squadron including the 1957 trip to Morrocco, Africa, where one of the planes in the squadron flew into a mountain in Italy with complete loss of the crew..." [04MAY2004]

JONES, Richard comdrdick@aol.com "...I served with VP-934 (May 1955-August 1957) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and transferred to the Penn State's Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps (NROTC) program..." [27JUN2010]

KOPER, CDR Harry (USNR) Retired hfk@verizon.net "...I served with VP-934 (AO E1/E5) from 1962 to 1967, VP-66 (Air Intell ENS/LT(jg)) from 1970 to 1972, VP-66 (Air Intell LT) from 1976 to 1978, VP-66 (Air Intell LCDR) from 1981 to 1983, VP-66 (Air Intell LCDR) and 1985 (Air Intell CDR) from 1985 to 1987..." [24JUN2011]

KRAVITZ, Ron Retired p3flyer@verizon.net "...I entered the Naval Air program in 1960 as a P2V-7 Ordnance Air Crewman with VP-18. I was released from active duty in 1963 and went active reserves in 1966. I served with VP-934 which was redesignated VP-66 and redesignated again to VP-64 (when another squadron was moved down from New York). I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974 and served with VP-65 in NAS Point Mugu, California. I went to P-3 flight Engineer School in 1975 and was recalled to active duty in January 1976. I stayed on active duty touring with VP-64, VP-69 and NAS Dallas, Texas. I was part of the team that opened up NAS Fort Worth JRB. I retired in August of 1996. I would enjoy hearing from some of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 25OCT2008 | E-Mail Updated 10JAN2003 | 08NOV98]

RICCA, Emil Joe riccaej@aol.com "...I served with VP-934 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from 1962 to 1970..." [18MAY2010]

KNOOP, ADRJC John H. Retired jhknoop@comcast.net "...I served with VP-934 (19??-1966). I remember our July 19th, 1957 mishap (Reserve Squadron P2V-6 crashed into a mountain side in the Alps Northwest) like it was yesterday..." [13NOV2015]

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