ABNER, ABH3 John firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VQ-1 from January 1965 to February 1967. Was initially stationed in NAS Atsugi, Japan from where I did 3 TAD's to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, 2 to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam and 1 aboard the Ranger when Haiphong was hit for the first time. I had the pleasure of working on both the Connies and Whales still miss the good people and the good times had by all. Hope this finds all well. Take Care..." [03OCT2009]
ADAMS, Steve email@example.com "...I served with VQ-1 from October 1965 to October 1968. I worked in the Radar Shop and flew as a Radar/ECM Operator on the EC-121 Super Connie. I have been with Lockheed since 1972 and currently am a Department Manager at the Lockheed facility in Marietta, GA. I retired from Lockheed in 2006 and currently reside in Newnan, GA. I am involved with the Board of Director for the Navy League Council in Atlanta..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 02MAY2008 | 24APR98]
ALLEN, Larry firstname.lastname@example.org "...I was in VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam from 1973 through 1976. I flew EC-121M Big-Look radar with crew 27 then transitioned to EP-3B, then P-3E Aries, Crew 36. I flew with Timothy Lincoln, Ray Bland, Arnie Perez, Bob Asmus, Dave Woolsworth, Sacagoochi and many more. If anyone knows the family of Timothy Lincoln, I've always wanted to speak well of their son Tim who was killed by an off-duty Philipina Police Officer in Subic City, RP, June 1974. Other names that still hang in my head are Willie Victor F/Es Lyle Adrian and Steele..." [E-Mail Updated 30NOV2005 | 30MAY2000]
ALLEN, Yeoman Mike Measwell40@hotmail.com "...Was stationed at VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam 1980-1983. Would love to hear from some old friends..." [16APR2002]
ALVAREZ, LT Don email@example.com "...VQ-1 was the highlight of my Navy career. No mention of the first VQ-1 EA-3B detachment to NSF Diego Garcia in early 1979. Sending two aircraft, flight and maintenance crews to NSF Diego Garcia was accomplished virtually overnight, well, at least a week to prepare. LT Don Alvarez, VQ-1 MMCO 1979-1980..." [27NOV2001]
"...ANDRUSZKIEWICZ, Tony...It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of Tony Andruszkiewicz. I served with VQ-1 from 1986 through 1989 on EP-3E aircraft. Tony arrived at NAS Agana, Guam about a year after me. He was a good friend. We both attended ARIES II training in Indianapolis, Indiana as well as both being from New York. I lift a glass to the newbee (who I am sure he was a role model to the new crewmembers). I remember tacking on his wings and flying many missions with him, including NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Atsugi, Japan, NAS Midway Island, NAS Adak, Alaska, and Hawaii. Tony you will be missed by the Crew of Papa Romeo 32. AT3 Gerry Crepezzi GCREPEZZI@msn.com..." [25NOV2000]
"...ANGIER, Don...VQ-1 P4M-1Q pilot, Don Angier, 6365 W Lost Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745, passed away just before midnight on December 12th. He will be cremated and a Celebration of Life service will be held after the holidays...Mel Davidow firstname.lastname@example.org..." [15DEC2005]
ARNST, STEVE FARNST@EARTHLINK.NET "...I WAS AN AE-2 WITH THE "Q' FROM MAY 1969-JUNE 1971. I WAS JUST 18 AT THE TIME AND MANY PEOPLE TOOK ME UNDER THERE WINGS AND WERE VERY KIND. ESPECIALY THE "CONNIE CREWS". SO MANY GOOD AT'S. ALSO THE ARMY BOYS WHO BARRACKED WITH US AND FLEW ON THE A-3'S. WAS IN DaNANG ON MARCH 16th WHEN CONNIE CRASHED. I REMEMBER BINGHAMTON AND DON AND 5 OTHERS SURVIVED IN TAIL. WAS ALSO THER WHEN ANDY DIED. MORRIS WAXLER IS STARTING A RE-UNION FOR 2000. (SEE SQUADRON NOTES.) AM LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM ANYONE. MY MEMORIES ARE FOND BUT FADING. I'M THE ONE WHO BROUGHT MY BEAUTIFUL HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART OVER AND GOT MARRIED. IN "70. SHE'S STILL BEAUTIFUL AND WE'RE STILL MARRIED..." [21MAR99]
ASHLEY, AMEC MARK C. LIPSTERE@AOL.COM "...I AM INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM ANY FORMER COBRAS. A FLIGHT ENGINEER WITH VP-60 FROM 1989-1993, I AM CURRENTLY STATIONED AT NAS New Orleans, Louisiana....I WAS ATTACHED TO VQ-1 FROM JUNE 1972 -JULY 1975. I AM INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH THE BEST SQUADRON IN THE NAVY AT THAT TIME..."
AUWEN, Alton 'Joe' email@example.com "...I was attached to VQ-1 from 1974-1977 flying with Crew-34 and working in SPOD while at home-base in Agana, Guam..." [13MAR98]
BACHRACH, AT1(AW/NAC) Jay firstname.lastname@example.org "...VC-5 non-rate 81-83; VQ-1 EWOP 84-87; VP-16 IFT 88-92; NAWCAD Warminster IFT 92-95; VQ-2 EWOP/ground pounder 95-97; NAMTRAGRUDET NAS North Island, San Diego, California ES-3A instructor. E-mail me if you know me..." [19FEB98]
BARBOT, ED EBARBOT@VINSON.NAVY.MIL "...Hello to all VP-11 Proud Pegasus especially those I served with from Nov 80 to May 84. I was an AX2 working in the AT shop. Did 2 deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and many short dets to Lajes, NAS Bermuda, France, and Scotland. From VP-11 I transfered to AIMD, NAS Cecil Field Jul 84-Jun 85; VQ-1 Apr 86-Apr 89 and flew as a Radio Operator; NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VR DET May 89-Jun 92 Radio Op for CINCPACFLT; NAWS China Lake Jul 92-Jul 95; Aug 95-to present AIMD USS Carl Vinson CVN 70 homeported in Bremerton, Washington. I retire in 6 months during my final WESTPAC cruise. Would love to hear from old squadron mates. Have not served with a better outfit than VP-11..." [06OCT98]
BARBOUR, AECS Mike "Miguel" Retired email@example.com "...I graduated from VP-30 VFE School in July 1978. Went to VQ-1 as a first tour FE that was a rude awakening. Left there in 1982 heading for NAMTD 1011 for a tour as a P-3  AE and FE instructor. Also took over as the P-3C Electrical Course Manager. Left there in July 1985 and headed for VP-19 "The Big Red". Headed off for NAS Keflavik, Iceland in October 1988 as one of their station FE's. Left there in 1991 and headed to NAMO, where I retired from the USN in September 1994, as an AECS. Began working as a contract support analyst, with RBC - in 1998, for the P-3 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Training area for NAVAIR PMA-205 and stayed in that position for 8 years, then moved over to the P-3 Domestic Training Program (much less travel). Retired from RBC in Aug 05 but am still doing some limited part time work these days. Got married in 2005 and our daughter joined us in 2006. She started Kindergarten in Aug 11 (hence my semi-retirement), and I take her to/from the bus stop every school day. Am still living in Abell, MD - about 23 miles from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03NOV2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 08APR2009 | E-Mail Updated 14NOV2002 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 08JAN2000 | 31JUL98]
BATSON, GEAROLD O. firstname.lastname@example.org "...EX ADR-1, AEWTULANT 62-65; OASU & VXN-8 67-68. C-121 FLIGHT ENGINEER, FLEW 145925 MAGNET ON ONE ROUND THE WORLD, TWO DETs TO VIET NAM. WE WERE IN HANGAR 301. VW-1, VQ-1, and NAS AGANA on 131659 1969-1974. Stayed in Guam five years. Then went to NRL at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland until 1976. LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS. I NOW TRY TO FISH FOR A LIVING OFF THE COAST OF NC & SC. RED BATSON..." [24DEC97]
BAXTER, AVCM Jim Retired Jim_A_Baxter@amat.com "...Served with VP-17, VF-124, NAS Atsugi, Japan (AMD/VQ-1), VP-31, VP-19, VP-31, VP-46, VP-31, and VP-9 FE/CMC. Flight Engineers: The best group of in the Navy..." [18JAN99]
BELANGER, James M. Sr. email@example.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1959 to 1961 in NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Atsugi, Japan. Looking for Paul Brabec or anyone that might remember me..." [19JUL2006]
"...BLUNDEN, Al...I received the following from Clint Epley, President of the VQ Association. Al Blunden served in VQ-1 1957-1960 and in VQ-2 1972-1976. "Al Blunden passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, the 20th of October. His was on a rocky road these past several years, having cared daily for Louise during her long bout with cancer, and to the detriment of his own health. Al was a tower of strength and knowledge in the VQ community and literally hundreds of VQer's owe their success in the community to his dedication and caring patience as a trainer of electronic warfare professionals. It was with great joy that he attended the VQ Reunion in Las Vegas last year and also fitting that many had the opportunity to pay tribute to one of our finest at that time. Most of us there felt that it would be his last. To the best of my knowledge there will be no memorial services but it is fitting that everyone who knew Al take a moment to say a word of prayer for his soul and for his family at this time of loss and grief. Al will be missed but it is a measure of the man that he gave his all to his country and to his fellow sailors. Dale Hagen"...DAVIDOW, LT Mel Retired firstname.lastname@example.org..." [24OCT2004]
BOX, Don email@example.com "...I served with VP-19 1981-84 and VQ-1 1978-81..." [E-Mail Updated 24FEB2002 | 26NOV99]
BOYD, Charles firstname.lastname@example.org "...I was in the AME shop in VQ-1 from 1969 to 1972 then VQ-2 from 1972 to 1975. I am looking for anyone that remembers me from VQ-1 to help me verify to the VA that we deployed to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam..." [23JAN2004]
BRENNEN, Nora Strickland email@example.com "... was in VQ-1 Det Atsugi Japan from January 1988 until January 1990. I was an AE2..."
BREWER, AT2 Charles S. Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VQ-1 from 1969 to 1970 with deployments to NAS Atsugi, Japan and FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. I currently live in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee..." [20AUG2009]
BREWER, ATC(AW/NAC) Gary email@example.com "...I served in VQ-1 from 82-85 and again from 88-91. Currently at VPU-1 but plan to transfer to NTTC Corry Station in JUL 98. Interested in hearing from fellow VQ'rs..." [11MAY98]
BRIANT, PN Neil firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VQ-1 (11/1973-11/1975) at NAS Agana, Guam. I was assigned to Administrative Division and later to Operations Division..." [13MAY2012]
BROOKS, AE2 Terrill "Terry" W. email@example.com "...VQ-1 1973-1975 / CREWS 35 & 36 / THEN VXE-6 INTO 1977. THEN I HAVE PURCUED MY CAREER IN ENGINEERING. WHAT A TRIP / I WOULD NOT TRADE THE VQ EXPERIENCE FOR ANYTHING. THE ONLY NAME I RECOGNIZED WAS WHEELER'S. WONDER IF HE STILL HAS MY SECURITY DEPOSIT? CAPT. CONNELL WAS SQUADRON COMMANDER AND CHIEF FULLER WAS OVER THE AE SHOP. HAS ANYONE HEARD FROM HIM OR HUFFMAN OR DUGAN OR MACRANIE OR BILL NORMAN? IF SO YOU KNOW HOW TO GET IN TOUCH!..." [27FEB99]
BULL, Norman S. firstname.lastname@example.org "...As an ACAN assigned to VR-8 at Hickum AFB, Hawaii, 1950-1952, I remember that from time-to-time a PB-1W from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (VW-1) would be parked in front of the MATS terminal at Hickum. I saw my first WV-2 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (FAETUPAC) in 1955 enroute to VQ-1 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Ultimately served as P4M-1Q Aircraft Commander flying out of NAS Iwakuni. Attended BARRONPAC in 1962 and again served as aircraft commander in VQ-1 (1963-65) flying the EC-121M out of NAS Atsugi, Japan and all those other places. In 1970-71 served as CO/XO of VW-1, NAS Agana, etc. Retired 1978. Currently, employed by DoD servics contractor in Virginia. Delighted to hear from any of the folks out there..." [E-Mail Updated 28SEP2002 | 16JUL98]
BUNDREN, Doug email@example.com "...What a surprise to see so many guys I had flown with in VQ-1. I was in the squadron from late 1971 through 1974. Was on the crew that closed Danang. I can still remember staying up all night sitting on the wing of our EP-3B just enjoying the sights and reminiscing about the experience of being there. Would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [27FEB2002]
BURTON, David L. firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VQ-1 from 1988 to 1990. I started out as AME Shop Supervisor then Quality Assurence Supervisor..." [14OCT2009]
BYRD, AE2 James email@example.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1973-1976) as an EA3-B ELINT operator. Flew with Detachment 41, 1975 Indian Ocean Crusie. Still have my Peter Rabbit patch..." [20NOV2010]
CALDIE, Tom firstname.lastname@example.org "...I was with VS-22 from 1975 to 1978 as a PN2. We were on the USS Saratoga with the Sixth Fleet. What an adventure!..." [04OCT2000]
CALLIHAN, GSE3 H. K. email@example.com "...I served with VQ-1 (02/1969-02/1971) at NAS Atsugi, Japan with three deployments down south and one to Semya, Alaska. I worked as a Ground Support Technician and doubled as an Aircraft Handler (ABH). For about half of my tour I lived off base in Yamato and shared a house with ASM Robert Hunter from Fresno, Calif. Some of the guys I worked included Ray Boll, Danny Husom, Tom Griffis andCharlie Ensilin. LT(jg) Bonine was our division second in command and LCDR J.T. Steele was our division officer. Both of these guys were A-1 people to work for. I got out of the Navy in 1971 and got into the North Carolina National Guard, Armor Company - Maintenance Section, in 1974. 22 years later I retired as the Maintenance Supervisor. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [05MAR2012]
CANNADAY, Dee firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VQ-1 as an aircrewman from 1970 to 1976. Anybody remember?..." [21DEC2005]
"...CARLSTROM, Glenn...It is with sadness I relay the following message I have just received from fellow VQ-1 member Bob Galloway: From: "Bob & Nan Galloway" email@example.com - Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2001 18:34 - Subject: RE: Glenn Carlstrom's Death-- VQ Friends: Glenn Carlstrom lost his battle with cancer on Sunday morning (8/5/01). He will be cremated. Marilyn is having a funeral service Thursday morning at the Martin Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg, Iowa. We plan to be there. Bob & Nan..." [18JUN2001]
CARPENTER, CTOCS(AW) Ed firstname.lastname@example.org "...I was honored to serve at VQ-1 Det NAS Atsugi, Japan from Jan 82 to September 84 SPINTCOM Chief and as SPINTCOM CHIEF VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam October 84 through November 1986. With the number of missions flown by the air crews and the non-stop pace of the air crews. I was always amazed at their more than professional attitude to get the job done right. As the training never stopped when I was serving with the squadron. I see it has changed with the same pride and professionlism shown by the crew who were crashed and burned by the Chinese pilot. Again my hats off to them and to all who flew the not so friendly skies..." [PIX Added 23MAY2001 | 29APR2001]
CARPENTER, AT3 Richard "Dick" email@example.com "...VQ-1 Crew 24 1960-1961. Would like to hear from anyone in the squadron during that time frame. Especially interested in finding W.E. Carpenter and Pfeiffer. I don't have E-mail, so I'm using my nephews..." [16SEP99]
"...CARRINGTON, AVCM Curt...I have just read the following message from Allan "Putt" Prevette, VQ Association Secretary, that is posted on the VQ Association website: "The Fleet Reserve magazine has reported the passing of AVCM Curt Carrington. Curt was in VQ-1 in the late 60s and early 70s and flew as AES on EC-121M aircraft. I had the good fortune to make many DaNang Dets with Curt and I remember him as a real professional and a trememdous asset to a flight crew. After VQ-1 Curt went to Treasure Island, CA where he provided technical knowedge in ECM to the surface Navy. He was one of the first "airdale" Master Chiefs to go aboard a non-aviation ship as Senior Enlisted advisor"...Mel Davidow, LT USNR (Ret) firstname.lastname@example.org..." [11MAR2005]
CARTER, AMCS Dave Retired email@example.com "...I served with VA-65 (1971-1975), Non-Destructive Inspection Lab (NDI) at NAS Oceana, VA (1975-1978), VP-30 (1979) FE School, VP-16 (1979-1983), VP-31, VT-26, VQ-1 (1983-1986), VP-49 (1986-1991), NAval DEPot (NADEP) (1991-1993), VQ-1 (1993-1995) and retired early 1995. I now live in NE Ohio..." [08MAR2013]
CECIL, Wayne K. firstname.lastname@example.org "...I was in VQ-1 from 7/57 until 5/60 and in VQ-2 5/63 until 5/65 my homepage is: http://www.iag.net/~toot. It is a Navy theme and is under construction, but operational. Shim pai nay. Miss the Good times. Thanks for this VP Page..." [07APR99]
CHAPP, James email@example.com "...VQ-1 Shipmates NAS Iwakuni, Japan, Mar. 58 thru Sept. 58 Hello!! Anyone still around from that time period? I was an aviation electronic tech in the ECM shop. You might not remember me but I bet you remember the motorcycle accident Sept 13, 58 that Charlie Youngblood and myself were in. Sadly, Charlie died that day and I spent a year in Navy and VA hospitals to recover, had a family, raised three boys and a girl, all married with kids now. 39th wedding anniv. coming up June 18, I'm one of the lucky ones. Would like to hear from anyone that was was there at VQ-1..." [06JUN99]
COCHRANE, AT2 Todd firstname.lastname@example.org "...Hello VQ-1/NRL Shipmates want to here from all of you drop me a line or add me to your ICQ list 2233255 look forward to getting up to date on were everyone has been and were there going..." [15JAN98] [ICQ# 2233255]
COLLEY, Mike email@example.com "...I was in VP-30 from '78 to '80 as an ATAN/AT3 and transfer to VQ-1 in '80 to '84 as AT3/AT2. I hated to see the Q move because Guam as a nice place and Det's in the PI with the night life was FUN. I miss the guys that never made it back and the one that did, Bob Huff..." [24MAR99]
CHARSKY, Eric W. EWCHARSKY1@aol.com "...After leaving the Q, and going into Army Special Ops it is good too see a way to track old sgdn mates down. I am interested in tracking anyone down that was in the Q from 88-93, any info please let me know..." [21SEP2000]
CLAUSEN, ABH1 Steven Retired firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VP-22 from 1981 to 1987, VP-44 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam and then NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 19JUL2010 | 19JAN2001]
CLOUD,AMH1 Larry email@example.com "...I'm currently assigned to VQ-1. If you're looking for someone that is still here perhaps I can contact them for you..." [01APR99]
COBB, Maoon firstname.lastname@example.org "...Billy Beard - Just dropping a line, working with you in VQ-1 was a BLAST what a TEAM I was on several crews esp the Gaggle [word removed] Crew 35 with Randy Rattler, Art Lobato, Dan Steele, Greg Jazzloweicki, and many more, several other heroes. Now I work at the Johnson Space Center and have spurred projects like the Hubble repair, X-38, Trans Hab, oh ya ISS, T-38 upgrade and more. I have been an asset to my country discount PI, but was a fun fun thank you God experience" bla bla bla thanks Billy! Signed lucky to have been there. Oh ya Indianapolis was fun too, damn Lockheed burning the first one up after the gold rush fitz fun 2 month Mason Cobb. [Removed] PS need my middle station patch..." [16SEP2000]
COPE, AK1 David Lee Retired email@example.com "...I served with VQ-1 (03/1972-1975) at NAS Agana, Guam with deployments to NAS Atsugi, Japan, FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Anyone know what happened to David Flemming?..." [29OCT2012]
CRAWFORD, Ed firstname.lastname@example.org "...Retired frm VP-40 91-93; VX-1 E6-A project,Command DAPA, 88-91; VP-9 Flt Eng, on almost every CAC at one time or another, Also QAFE. 85-88; AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California PowerPlants, TestCell, 83-85; VP-40 first qualed as Flt Eng, If anyone knows were John Kilroy, Steve Bryan, Terry Berg, Pete Condon, and all the others that gave me a helping hand please let me know, Flt Eng School, VP-31 79-80, made it by the skin of my teeth, ASW Test Directorate NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, ground pounder mech. 78-79; VP-46 ground pounder mech, 76-78, VQ-1, Mech ground pounder mech EP-3E/B's EA-3B plane capt. Phase mech. with Berry Penninger. Any and all Shipmates let me hear from you..." [15AUG99]
CREASY, AMCS John P. Retired email@example.com"...Served in VQ2 79-82 as AMCS, Ret in Aug 1982 at Rota, Sp. Was assigned to VQ1 in 1984 as EA-3 rep until 1985 then went to VQ2 again as EA-3 Rep. Am interested in attending a reunion if any. Would like to hear from others. Am presently with the marines as a AV-8 rep. Served with marines in Desert Shield etc..."
CRIPPES, Robert firstname.lastname@example.org "...I found quite a few of the Shipmates I was stationed with both in VW-11 and VQ-1. I was on Crew 4 with the Captain at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I was on active duty from 1963 to 1970 with my last outfit being VA-122 at NAS Lemoore, California. I went back into the reserves in 1975 and finally retired from VP-90 and COMPATWINGLANT in 1994..." [24MAR2003]
CRIPPES, ATC Robert J. Retired email@example.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1966-1969. If I remember right, I was in crew 4. I was stationed at FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam when we were mortared on an earlier evening and two of our ground crew were injured by the mortar. One was permanently disabled and the other one spent about three months in the hospital. Also my 2nd radar operator was on radio monitor duty the day our "Willie" was shot down by North Korea. It's been quite awhile but some of those things are coming back with the way the situation has been lately..." [06MAR2003]
CROMWELL, AT1 Nick Retired firstname.lastname@example.org "...Served as an IFT in VP/VQ from 1989 to 2002. VP-31, VP-40, VQ-1, and Force Warfare/VX-20. Old Shipmates, please feel free to drop me a line or two..." [29APR2002]
CULVER, Sam email@example.com "...I was with VQ-1 from 1971-1974. I worked ground support. Was one of the last to leave FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam.I have hundreds of photos. VQ-1 was the most fun I had in my life. I'll never forget the experience. Would love to hear from someone in that time period. I'm not in the military. I work for the DOD..." [01MAR2002]
CULVER, William "Bill" firstname.lastname@example.org "...I was in VAH-7 and VAW-33, as well as VW-4 and VQ-1 over a 10 period. I have a Roster of names from VAH-7 from April of 1958 if anyone is interested. I worked in Personnel Office and kept that month roster with other memorium items. Thanks..." [BIO Updated 06MAR2005 | E-Mail Updated 01NOV2004 | BIO Updated 23AUG2004 | E-Mail Updated 29SEP2002 | E-Mail Updated 05APR2001 | 24AUG98]
DANIEL, Thomas "Tad" email@example.com "...I was attached to VQ-1 in NAS Agana, Guam from 1987 to 1989. I am looking to find old navy buddies that might have served with me during that time. I am currently a graphic artist working in Fort Worth, Texas, but live in Arlington, Texas. Looking forward to hearing from you!..." [23AUG2005]
DASHER, AT1 Rick firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VQ-1 from 1984-1987 as a ground pounder AT. Went aircrew and served with VAQ-33 as an EP-3A/J IFT from 1988-1991. I transitioned to P-3C UIII and went to VP-45 from 1992-1995. I did an instructor tour at VP-30 from 1996-1999. Transfered to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii for a tour with VP-47 and will retire from there in 2003. Anybody who remembers me, drop me a line..." [03SEP2002]
DAVIDOW, Mel email@example.com "...I am one of the original 12 pilots that received orders in January, 1951, to begin training that led to the formation of the Special Project Division of the Air Operations Department of NS Sangley Point, Philippines flying P4M-1Qs. Later this became VW-1 Det A and finally VQ-1. I left the squadron (VW-1 Det A by then) in Sept 1953. During my last year on active duty, 1954, I was a flight instructor at NAS Pensacola, Florida where one of my students, Ned Rankin, later became a pilot in VQ-2..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAY2003 | 18JUN99]
DAVIS, Todd (Charley) firstname.lastname@example.org "...Pilot, VP-30, VQ-1, VQ-2 (USN), United States, 11/06/83, present, P-3A, P-3B, P-3C, EP-3E..." [E-Mail Updated 21FEB99 | 26MAR98]
"...DEANE, Bill...With great sadness I relay following email from Ethel Deane, wife of Bill Deane: " ...Three weeks ago Bill had 5-way heart bypass surgery. He was recovering very well, but last Monday night he had a heart attack and died..." Bill will be remembered as one of the early members of VQ-1 when it flew the P4M-1Q Martin Mercator. He and Ethel were regular attendees of the semi regular informal Reunions of the pilots and evaluators that flew in the P4M-1Q Martin Mercator in the squadron known as Special Projects Division, VW-1 Det A, VW-3 Det A, and, finally, VQ-1. You may contact Ethel at email@example.com...Mel Davidow firstname.lastname@example.org..." [24AUG2002]
DEAN, ADCS George R. Retired email@example.com "...Served in VP-45 52-54. Flew as mech/Fe on crew 12. I was pleased to find a lot of names I recognize from then. Also had a great 2000 Reunion in Jax. We flew PBM5s2's. I had Lt Hunt and Lt Mould. Couldn't ask for better. Also Ens DeButts Rest of my flying time was in Connies about 6000 hrs. Was in VW-14, Matron 2 which was changed to BarsRon & finally AEW BarRonPac. Spent two tours chasing typhoons with VW-1 in NAS Agana, Guam. Was the last Power Plants CPO before the sqdn was absorbed into VQ-1, which was my last sqdn. Then went to NAS Agana, Guam. Retired in Memphis as ADCS in 74. Was wounded in DaNang, 1 Feb 71. Only "hero" VW-1 had, though operating in country for about 6 years. Currently barbering in Augusta, Ga. Got shot there, too, thru the shoulder on Christmas Eve, no less. I insisted on going after them cause I was NAVY TRAINED, but was restrained. Too old, I guess. Anyway, the time in VP-45 was about the best ever, anywhere. Smooth Sailing..." [E-Mail Updated 10FEB2002 | E-Mail Updated 01AUG2001 | 20MAR2001]
DELL, Frank firstname.lastname@example.org "...Flew with VW-1 from Sep 69 until Sep 71 when we were absorbed by VQ-1. Transferred to FWC Guam from there and then to Olympic College in the ADCOP program before going to PMTC Pt Mugu for a tour. Flew with the PMTC range special ops downrange while there from 94 to 97. I was an AG1 when in VW-1, flew with Crew 3 in TE-3. ADC Dave Brundage, AD1 Don Clark, AD1 Red Batson and AD1 Roy Zimmerman flew as engineers. AGC Al Upton was our METRO. Sure would like to know what happened to some of the crew..." [28DEC97]
DORRY, ADJC Donald (Hunky) D3605@AOL.COM "...My VP career started in 1957 with VP-6 at Barbers Point flying the P-2V-5F. I was first assigned to Crew 7 in PC-7. My pilot and Squadron XO was CDR. Ward. I was second mech and AD-2, LV Smith was PC. Made two deployments to Iwakuni and many short detachments to Midway and islands west. Departed VP-6, April 1960 for the new RAG (VP-31) forming up at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Continued flying in the P-2's both 5F's and 7's also cross trained in the P5M-2's. Was selected to start training on the new P-3V (later renamed to P-3A) and started going to factory schools all over the country. Attended the first F/E class that was taught by Lockheed Instructors at Det. NAS Moffett Field, California. After completing F/E training I was assigned to the training department and taught ground and flight school for the next two years. Transfered to VP-19 and made the 11 month deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. Departed the squadron Feb 1967 while it was on deployment at Iwakuni. Departed to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington for training as a A3 Nav and was assigned to VQ-2 at completion of training. NS Rota, Spain without a doubt was my best assignment in the navy. Originally went over for a 24 month tour and finally departed there 54 months later. Did a short tour (6 months) at VT-7 NAS Meridian. Managed to terminate my shore duty and was assigned to VQ-1 at NAS Aguna Guam. Went back through VP-31 for P3 F/E refresher training Spent most of that tour flying P-3's out of the graden spot, Danang. Pulled a tour of duty in Naples as VR-24's Maintenance Chief and a tour of duty at NAS Norfolk, Virginia in VAW-25 as Maintenance Chief. Retired from there with 23 years of service off the JFK at pier 12..." [10JUN98]
DOWNS, DEAN DDOWNS@PWD.ORG "...I FLEW WITH VQ-1 FROM 80-83..." [09MAY2001]
DURDEN, AWC Charles R. Retired email@example.com "...I served with FAW-6, TAD to FASRON-120 (1957), VQ-1 (1958) FAETUPAC (1959) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VAW-13 (1961), VP-6 (1963) with a deployment to Okinawa, Japan and Detachment to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, FAETUPAC NAS Moffett Field, California (1965), USS BENNINGTON (1968), VP-48 (1969) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines / NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines / U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational (FASO) at NAS Moffett Field, California (1971) and retired in 1975. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAR2012 | 17JUL2001]
EARNNEY, Robert firstname.lastname@example.org "...I was stationed with VW1/VQ1 Guam from about mid 1969 to mid 1971. Aviation Electronic Tech E5. I worked in check crew. Lived in Mong Mong. I passed through Guam two years ago and could see into the old hangar from across at the Internation Terminal. I will be passing through Guam again in a few years. I will probably stop off for a few days on the island..." [18OCT2003]
ECKERT, AT1 Vicky L. email@example.com"...I flew with VQ-2 from Aug 91 to Sep 94. I'm currently attached to VQ-1 as a aircrewman..."
EIDSON, Dan "Big Dirty Dan" firstname.lastname@example.org "...FORMER VAP-62(67-69), VAP-61(TAD in 69), VAQ-33 (Oct. 69 to July 70), VA-174(1971-1975), VA-37(1975 on Med cruise) members can email me. I was Navy from 1965 to 1975. Was TAD with VQ-1 in DaNang in 1969. Two trips to Peurto Rico, 1968 and 1970. Let me hear from you...I served with VAP-62 from May, 1967 to October, 1969. Did TAD work with VAP-61 the summer of 1969. See the page http://www.webspawner.com/users/vap62 for email address from both squadrons. Also, there are some photos..." [BIO Updated 14JAN2002 | 00XX97]
ELLIOTT, CWO3 Charles A. "Chuck" Retired email@example.com "...I served with VP-31, VP-4, VX-1 and VQ-1. I flew as a P-3 FE from 1979-1987. My fondest Navy memories are from my VP days and look forward to hearing from former Shipmates..." Personal WebSite: http://www.charlesaelliott.com/ [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04FEB2012 | BIO Updated 10NOV2002 | E-Mail Updated 09MAR2002 | 17AUG98]
EMBER, Chuck firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VQ-1 from August 1956 to April 1958. Interested in locating any of the guys from that time period. VQ-1 was and still a great outfit and I am proud that I did a tour. Loved the P4M. A great aircraft to fly in..." [28MAY2003]
FIELDS, David email@example.com "...I served in VQ-1 from June 1958-60 at NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was PC and aircrew on the TV-2 jet trainer and second mech. aircrew on the P4M. During this time we lost two A3 aircraft, one off Hawaii and one off NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Also on 16 June 59 migs attacked one of our P4M aircraft on a patrol and it landed at Miho, Japan without rudder and the two starboard engines were out. They blew the starbord main tire on landing. The plane commander got the DFC and the crew got air metals as I recall. The tail gunner got the purple heart, he was hurt pretty bad. I also knew Charlie Youngblood who was killed on the motorcycle. I just read where one of you asked about it. I did a lot of oil changes and intensive repair on that hog P4M. Those R4360 engines and the four blade Hamelton Standard props realy shook when we put the power to them, sounded like thunder. That 28 cylinder engine had four rows of seven cylinders each and four distributors, what a chore to time it. The carbureator was about the size a three fourth full sea bag. Each engine oil tank was about 80 gallons as I recall. It did use some oil and leaked a lot. It had a two stage supercharger. It also had a galley and usually the electrician crewman would cook for us. What a powerful aircraft. It had two Allison J-33 jets mounted aft of each main engine. It was a very high maintenance aircraft but, performed very well and was built very strong. We lived in a barracks used by the Australian Forces during WW2. Most of us young sailors bought motor cycles shortly after getting there and ran them to work, to chow, to town, to Hiroshima, about 30 miles away and in the evening we would run them pretty hard on the slip way, which went out to the P5M sea plane base about 3 miles away. We also were in trouble at times with the Marine MP's both on the base and in town, mostly because of our motorcycles. On long liberty we sonetimes got the Marine R4Q box car or R5D mail and cargo flight up to NAS Atsugi, Japan about 400 miles north. It was quite often piloted by a Marine Master Sergeant and a Tec. Serg. for co-pilot. We stood three section duty because we had lots of post watches to cover as you know..." [29MAR2000]
FINLEY, Jeff firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VQ-1, VQ-2, VX-1 and Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division (NAWC-ADI). Looking for old VQ friends. I am living in Dallas Texas and loven it..." [23APR2009]
FLEMING, AT3 Bob email@example.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1971-1974. Looking for Shipmates that I served with in NAS Atsugi, Japan and FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam..." [01JUL2009]
FONTAINE, John firstname.lastname@example.org "...VQ-1 79-82, AIMD NS Rota, Spain 82-86, VR22 NS Rota, Spain 87-90, Cal Lab NS Rota, Spain 90-93, VQ-2 93-96, Cal Center NAS Norfolk, Virginia 96-98. Spent "most" of my time in NS Rota, Spain...what good times. Remember Bar Flash Rota? Drop me a line..." [11MAR2001]
"...FORBUSH, Charlie...Charlie Forbush passed away May 24th, 2002 and will be buried at Arlinton National Cemetary on June 26, 2002. Charlie was originally in Com Unit 38C and was a plank owner in VQ-1. Moved with the squardon to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and was trasfered out in 1956. One of the good old boys. I'll sure miss him. Best regards...Harold Warner email@example.com..." [08JUN2002]
FORD, Alvin ACFord1999@aol.com "...I joined in 1979, and served in Squadrons VC-5, VQ-1, VPU-2, and VC-1. I took an early retirement, and I'am now with U.S. Customs in Detroit..." [06JUL99]
FORD, AMSC Ken (Henry) Retired POrion3@aol.com "...I know its mispelled, but someone already has the address.I was a flight engineer with VP-46 (1968-1972), VP-31 (1972-1974), VP-47 (1974-1978), Instructor at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1976-1980) VQ-1 (1980-1984) NAS Memphis, Tennessee and finally a Navy recruiter (1984-1988). Would like to here from anyone inthose squadrons..." [E-Mail Updated 16JAN99 | 20DEC98]
FOSTER, AT Ron firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VP-17 (1968-1970), VQ-1 (1974-1977) with Crew-36, VQ-2 (1978-1981) worked in Special Projects and VP-45 (1982-1985) with CAC-5..." [E-Mail Updated 20OCT2011 | 04NOV97]
FOWLER, Danny email@example.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1980 to 1983 as Command Career Counselor and VQ-1..." [18OCT2003]
GASTON, Jim firstname.lastname@example.org "...I was in VQ-2 from 85-89 and VQ-1 from 92-96 (yes, both Guam and Whidbey). Now I am doing the VQ single site training thing here in Whidbey..."
GEHAN, Anthony C. email@example.com "...VQ-1 Vet; 75/77; NAS Agana, Guam, NAS Atsugi, Japan, and the Philippines..." [14APR2007]
"...GIBSON, MCPO Bill...Bill Gibson passed away July 2007. He served with VQ-1 and VQ-2..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [08AUG2008]
GIESSMAN, ADRC George R. Retired firstname.lastname@example.org "...Served with VR-7 & VR-8 from 1955-60; AEWRARRONPAC 1960-64; NASG Lynco 1964-67; VQ-1 1967-69; VW-4 1969-70; NASG Lynco 1970-75. Flight Engineer last 12 yrs of my career. Like to hear from Shipmates who flew those times. Anyone know where Ed Yarga is. Last heard was flying flight engineer for Japan Airlines. Thanks..." [29JUL98]
GOLD, AMH Chris email@example.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1984-1988) with Detachments aboard the USS Midway (CV-41) and USS Enterprise (CVN 65)..." [15MAY2012]
GONZALEZ, Bruce "Big Daddy" firstname.lastname@example.org "...I was a Radioman (RM2) attached to VQ-1 NAS, Agana, Guam, Circa 1974 thru 1978. I thought VQ-1 was Disestablished, good to see the squadron is still "doing its thing."..."
GOUGH, John GoughJ@secondflt.navy.mil "...VP-44 1984-1988, PMTC 1988-1990, VQ-2 1991-1994, VQ-1 1994-1996. NFO on EP-3A, RP-3A, P-3C UII, EP-3E ARIES I and II. Now flying a desk at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [E-Mail Updated 29MAY2002 | 13JAN98]
GRACE, Joe c/o Jeff Miller email@example.com "...Looking for pictures or model of US Navy EC121 Super Connie. Great site. I served VW-1/VQ-1 NAS Agana Guam 70-72. I would like to hear from anyone who was in Guam with me. Please write to me: Joe Grace, 17 Siberling Dr., Ckeektowaga, NY 14225..." [11AUG98]
GRAHAM, Clifford firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VQ-1 from 1972 to 1975 (deployed to NAS Agana, Guam). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [25JAN2004]
GROFF, Steve email@example.com "...Hey all I was stationed with VQ-1 (91-94) in Guam, then got the dream order to Aircrew instructor duty NAS Pensacola, Florida. and now I'm back in VQ-1 again, been here since Oct. 97 with only 910 days left, but who's counting. Drop a line!..." [03NOV98]
GROSS, Joe firstname.lastname@example.org "...After a tour in F-4's with VF-103, Did the P-3 FE (and they paid me for it!!) with VP-90, VP-17, VP-6, and VQ-1. Finished up my career with VQ-5 as the Maint Chief. Now working with Continental Airlines in Cleveland. Yes, I really did leave WestPac. Looking for Gerald R. (Randy) Anderson. VP-6 NAV/TACCO, COMNAVPHIL, and ASWOC/TSC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Any e-mail address would be greatly appreciated..." [E-Mail Updated 13MAR2002 | 04JAN2001]
HALL, ADRC Marty Retired email@example.com "...F/E Willie's AEWBarRonPac , VQ-1, NRL, wrenched the Willies VW-13 and VW-15. Let's see... also F/E'd Herc's in VR-7 and Plane Capt. station C-54 on NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Misc other squadrons wrench'd and flew misc other aircraft but my thoughts go back mostly to The " Q " and PR-21..." WebSite: http://home.awcable.com/~mjhall/ [E-Mail/URL Updated 11OCT2004 | 03NOV98]
HALSEY, ADC(AW) TOM firstname.lastname@example.org "...VQ-3 Jan 96 -Dec 98. VFA-94 Oct 93-Dec95. VQ-1 83-85 & 91-93. VPU-2 85-88. VT-27 80-82. OMD C.C. Tex. AIMD Kingsville TX...Currently working for Raytheon Aerospace on the U. S. Customs Service P-3's in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27NOV2001 | Updated 15APR98]
HAMMOND, AOCS Edwin G. Retired email@example.com "...I was stationed with VQ-1 in 1962-63 in NAS Atsugi, Japan. I was Aide-De-Camp to Master Chief Renner and worked in the Ordnance Shop. I served with Heavy Attack squadrons VAH-4, VAH-10 and VAH-123 and A6A's in VA-145 from 1960 til 1969, on Active Duty. I was with VP-69 as an Ordnance Aircrewman from Feb 1970 til retirement in Dec of 1989. Active with the PBY Memorial Foundation Command Display at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Seaplane base as a Docent for the Command Display..." [BIO Updated 24NOV2009 | E-Mail Updated 24JUL2007 | 01FEB98]
HATTMAN, Harry (Ernie) firstname.lastname@example.org "...Served in VQ-1 1960-1963 ATR-2. Flew in EC-121Ms as rader operator. Would like to hear from anyone there at the time. Tried to return an E-Mail to Nick Rotnicki at email@example.com but it came back undelivered. Help with that? Had an opportunity to visit Yokohama and Sagami in 1988. If anybody wonders what happened to everything in those 25 years! Let me hear from you!..." [28APR2000]
HAYNES, AD1(AW/NAC) Richard "JED" Retired firstname.lastname@example.org "...I did 2 tours in VQ-1 from 1977 through 1981 and 1982 through 1985. Any old friends e-mail me..." [26JUL99]
HARRIS, Donald email@example.com "... I served with AEWBarRonPac from 1963 to 1965 and VQ-1 at NAS Atsugi, Japan, from 1965 to September 1966..." [E-Mail Updated 07APR2009 | 11APR98]
HECKLER, AT1 Richard c/o Darrell Heckler firstname.lastname@example.org "...My father, AT Richard Heckler, served with VQ-1 at NAS Atsugi, Japan, during the late 1960's. Dad currently lives in Thousand Oaks, Ca. I am looking anyone who served with him. Darrell Heckler..." [22AUG2009]
HICKINBOTHAM, Mark email@example.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1985 to 1989 as a Radio Op (AT2) for Hardcore 34 and other crews, a plankowner for the Det Shemya "White Puppy Seal Clubber's Society - No Pup Too Tough" and many other crazy crew events. I can say I learned a great deal from those who trained us, and had a great time. Eddie Zawacki in Korea with the Mr. Microphone "emergency recall" for Air Force personnel, thus clearing the bar for us are just a few of the great memories of the crew. Second tour was from 1996 2000 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Now I am going back with orders to report in February 2004 for another four. Anyone who recognizes the long name, I would like to hear from you. God bless..." [02SEP2003]
HEINRICH, AO2 Paul firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VP-6 (1960-1964) with Crew-9 and VQ-1 (03/1964-11/1965)..." [BIO Updated 16NOV2012 | 17APR2009]
HOFHINE, CAPTAIN Duane J. c/o His Son David S. Hofhine email@example.com "...Capt. Duane James Hofhine..." [29FEB2000]
HOGAN, Michael P. (The Goat) firstname.lastname@example.org "...Stationed with VQ-2 from 1965 through 1969. Radio/radar among other things. Temporary duty with VQ-1, stupidly volunteered for "Bravo" just in time for the "Tet" and subsequent spring and summer DaNang festivities. Volunteered for every boat trip or other Det available. Couldn't handle too much T-town, Old Hong Kong, Dutch Club, California Bar, etc..."
"...HOLMBERG, Ron...I received the following from JD Meyer, President of the VQ Association concerning the passing of Ron Holmberg.
"...To All VQ:
This is to advise you all of the passing of the our secretary for the past number of years. Ron finished his work and life here on earth, and left us to join his Heavenly Father on Thursday evening at about 9:30 PM, 17 January 2002. His pain and suffering ended then and he is now in the comfort and loving arms of our Lord.
The immediate family he has left includes his wife, Shawnee, and their son, Ryan. There are many other family members who will remember his as well. As of this writing the details of a memorial service are not known. Nor are any of his wishes and desires for those wanting to recognize his life. He did ask that his remains be cremated and his ashes scattered near Santa Cruz, CA, an area that was his favorite. As his family makes the decisions on the commemoration of his life I will pass that information along as it is made known.
As some of you may know Ron served a total of thirteen (13) years with VQ-1 at NAS Atsugi, Japan. He retired from the Navy as a CTICS. Since leaving the active duty he has worked in the firm of Klein and Stump, Inc. He volunteered to be the secretary of the VQ Association when the search for a replacement for our original secretary was underway. Never once have I regretted accepting his offer. I know our Association is much better organized as a direct result of his efforts. He was a master (none better) in the utilization of the personal computer and its capabilities. He used his skill in supporting us all via our association. Most notable in my opinion is our association web site (http://www.kleinandstump.com/VQ/index.htm ), which he independently created.
As our last reunion was coming Ron worked tirelessly to collect all the information, record it, and forward it to the people who needed it. He opted not to attend and instead visit with his brother in California. When he returned from there he was not feeling particularly well, experiencing a persistent cough, pain, lack of appetite and weight loss. His doctors referred him to Johns Hopkins near early November where the diagnosis was the one most feared by us all. The prognosis was not the most positive but he entered into the chemotherapy treatment process the advised and recommended. Although the prognosis did not materially change as the progressed Ron seemed to be holding his own. However, this past week proved otherwise, athe intensity of his pain never subsided. And on Thursday evening his strengthen ran out and he left this life.
Ron, we sincerely thank you for the many ways you have enriched our lives, and added to good fellowship we enjoy. Your many contributions to our VQ community are appreciated, and will be long remembered by each of us. You made my task of being president a real pleasue. Thank you and God bless.
With sincerest humility,
J D Meyer, VQ Association President
PS. For those who have communication with the secretary please forward your requests, questions, etc. to me. Also feel free to pass this message to anyone who you know may be interested..." Contributed by Mel Davidow email@example.com [21JAN2002]
"...The Memorial Service for Ron Holmberg, Secretary of the VQ Association, is scheduled for 1000 AM on Saturday, 2 Feb 2002, at the Fleck Funeral Home, 7601 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel.
Directions to the Fleck Funeral Home, 7601 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD
From IS95N/S take Exit 33A to Rte 198; continue on Rte 198 to first major intersection, which is Van Dusen. Make a Left Turn on Van Dusen and proceed one short block, make Left Turn onto Sandy Spring Road. Proceed 0.6 (2/3) mile. The Fleck Funeral Home is on left side. In the event parking lot is full at the funeral home the church parking lot next door is available for overflow parking.
In lieu of flowers, Shawnnee and Ryan request that any memorial donations be sent to the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society (ACS) will accept donations via a toll free call to 1-800-227-2345. Your contribution can be accomplished with your credit card. Most major cards are accepted. They will also accept personal checks at the same toll free number, and the procedures being explained to the caller. Please remember to advise the ACS that your donation is in honor of Ron Holmberg of Laurel, MD. Also that Mrs. Shawnnee Holmberg should receive notification of your donation honoring Ron. Her address is 16217 Gales Street, Laurel, MD 20707. And of course be sure to advise them of your name and address.
J. D. Meyer
VQ Association President..." Contributed by Mel Davidow firstname.lastname@example.org [27JAN2002]
"...HOVATTER, CAPTAIN Patrick J...Captain Patrick James Hovatter, U.S. Navy (Ret.), age 60, of Havelock, formerly of Leonardtown, Md., and Fairfax, Va., died January 2, 2012, after a sudden and brief illness - Assignments included VP-10, VT-2, VQ-2, Chief of Naval Operations, VQ-1, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and Vice Commander at Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division. Pat commanded VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam (1992-1993) and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (2000-2002). He completed a very distinguished Naval career as the Director of International Programs for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland...In lieu of flowers, the Hovatter family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005, or www.woundedwarriorproject.org...more..." WebSite: Forest Lake Times http://forestlaketimes.com/ [13JAN2012]
HOWARD, Jerry SGT0614@aol.com "...I BEGAN MY TOUR OF DUTY WITH THE WOODPECKER (VP-49) IN JUNE OF 1985 AND ENDED IT IN JUNE OF 1990. I WAS A FLIGHT ENGINEER ON CREWS 1,2,7 AND 9. FLEW WITH A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM PAST SQUADRON MATES...I am a retired AEC/FE. I was stationed in VQ-2 from May have 72 until May of 75 . Then I went to shore duty in Pensacola until 78 when I transferred to VQ-1. I flew with crew 34 mostly but we were short on engineers and you flew with whoever. I retired in 93 and am now a deputy sheriff in Florida..." [BIO Updated 25FEB99 | 13AUG98]
"...HOWELL, Glenn V...I have the sad duty to report that Glenn V. Howell, ADRC ret. died in his home in Penn. last Friday. His daughter, Glenna-Jo Gelnett, has authorized me to post this notice on this site so that his former Shipmates can be informed of this. Here is the E-mail she sent to me on Saturday: Mr. Olson, I am Glenn's daughter and I have some sad news. My dad passed away suddenly Friday afternoon. He collasped after taking a bath. He was talking with his bath aide when all of the sudden he passed out. By the time the ambulance got here it was too late. My e-mail address is email@example.com. I'm sorry too have tell this sad news. Glenna-Jo Gelnett. If you knew him I am sure she would appreciate condolences and remembrances from former shipmates..." Contributed by Donald Olson firstname.lastname@example.org [07FEB2000]
HUGHES, Ed email@example.com "...During my 10 year career as an aviation storekeeper, I served mainly with the VP and VQ communities. I served at NAS Adak, Alaska from 1975 to 1976, VQ-1 on NAS Agana, Guam and NAS Atsugi, Japan from 1976 to 1978 and NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1978 to 1982. I met my wife at NAS Atsugi, Japan when she was a foreign exchange student from the University of Missouri. I would be interested in hearing from anyone serving at any of these places during the times indicated. I truly miss the VP community. My fondest memories come from those years..." [E-Mail Updated 24AUG2003 | E-Mail Updated 14SEP2000 | 28SEP98]
HUGHES, CAPTAIN Ivan E. Retired IEHughes@aol.com "...I was in VQ-2 from 1966 to 1970 as a Navigator in the EA-3B and Ec-121. Flew with all the great ones like Doug Coleman, Lou Hettinger, Stu Corey, Jim Harre, and many others. Went on to great tours in the Training Command, VAQ-33, FEWSG, VP-26 Special Projects Detachment as OinC, VQ-1 as X.O. and C.O., OPNAV as the VQ Requirements Officer, the War College, and finally in DIA where I retired in 1990. Drop me an email when you have the time!..." [22DEC98]
HUKARI, Ray firstname.lastname@example.org "...I was stationed in VQ-2 as an EWOP from '84-'87, then to PMTC Range Aircrew at NAS Point Mugu, California '87-'90, off to VQ-1 '90-'93 EWOP, then to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii '93-'96, and right now workin' it in Brunswick. Drop me a line. Word Up!..." [20NOV98]
INGERSOLL, Rick Lovecubi@aol.com "...I was stationed with VQ-1 from January 1976 to February 1979. We spent many a time at Detachment NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and Detachment NAS Atsugi, Japan. I ran with the best first duty station in the Navy. The best times of my life were with VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam. Worked in the Airframes shop with John Yakabowski, Byron Traphagen, Joe Wright, Moses Ilagan, Gab, Milo Brown, and others. If any are out there, sent me an e-mail..." [02OCT2001]
INGERSOLL, AT2 Robert H. email@example.com "...I served with VQ-1 (AT3) NAS Agana, Guam from May 1971 to March 1974. I flew as POS 1 and Radar EP-3B Crew 31. I am looking for Shipmates Mike Nichols, Greg Nash, Randy Paine, Bob Blu, Rolf (Andy) Anderson, Richard Delk, ATC Uren, Randy Reeves, Doug Bundren (FOUND), Rick Sinex (FOUND), Richard Flake FE., LT Al Aponowich, and LCDR Hokeness. I later joined VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California (AT2) from 1976 to 1978. I left the Navy in 1978 and joined the IBM corp for the folowing 18 years. We have found about 12 VQ-1 Shipmates over the last couple of years and are staying in touch. We got together in Las Vegas 2000, and Pensecola 2002. Guys like Pat 'PAPPY' Ayers A3, Al 'Stump' Dilks A3, Dave Hendricks C-121, Don Connoly C-121, and Mike Baugh! Please write me for information on future Reunions. I made many DET A and B deployments and flew many night missions December 1972. The names NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (Olongapo) and NAS Atsugi, Japan (Sagamioska and Yamato) still recall the smells and excitement of my time there. Proud to have served in VQ-1..." [17FEB2004]
IRWIN, Don firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VQ-1 (1981 to 1983) and SPOD (1987 to 1993) as Radio Operator and FE..." [16SEP2010]
"...IWASKO, LT(jg) George Jr...My father was LT(jg) George Iwasko, Jr. He was an AEW (Airborne Early Warning) Officer aboard the EP-3C with VQ-1. He was stationed at NAS Agana, Guam during the early to mid 1970's. I was very young at the time between 4-7 years old. I remember alot actually of going to the base and seeing the Orions and super connie's. I also remember my father pushing me up into a " Whale" A-3 Skywarrior. I remember them fondley. I have aquired alot of squadron photos. I would like to share them with other members. My father was also a member of VQ-2 back when they flew EC-130's. Christopher Iwasko email@example.com..." [11MAY2010]
JACKSON, AD2 G.W. "Action" firstname.lastname@example.org "...Hey any of you "Whalers." I served with VQ-1 "WestPac Whaling Co." from March 1980 to September 1982 and then again fm November 1985 to November 1988. I retired in December 1999. Anyone remember me?..." [11MAY99]
"...JACKSON, AMSC (AW) Herbert E...On July 20th, 2011 AMSC(AW) Herbert E. Jackson was put to rest at sea. His wish was to be committed to the deep from one of his beloved P-3s. I along with a select crew aboard VQ-1 BUNO: 159512 flew over the Pacific where we released "The Chief". Chief JACKSON also spent many years with VP-65.." Contributed by JACKSON, AE2 Wesley P. email@example.com [BIO Updated 25JUL2011 | 22JUL2011]
JENSEN, Randall firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VQ-1 from Mar 90 to Dec 94 and am currently stationed on NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I sure enjoyed my tour with the Q and am looking forward to giving it supply support again, hopefully soon. Known by most Maintenance Chiefs as "God Damn Jensen". And yes, my moto is still, "If it ain't tied down, there's an empty spot where it was." - You know, Mission before madness. Also worked with a few VQ-2/VPU-1/VPU-2 during DS/DS. Would like to hear from fellow "Q" mates..." [07DEC98]
JOHNSON, ATC Chris 2CJEnterprises_@compuserve.com "...VQ-1 69-71, AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California 71-74, VP-50 76-79, VP-31 FRAMP 80-83, VP-40 84-87, and then good ole NAMTRADET 1012, then retirement. Still meet people at the commisary and exchange there at NAS Moffett Field, California..." [17OCT99]
JOHNSON, YNCS Orvel Retired email@example.com "...I was a YN2 attached to VQ-1 ( NAS Atsugi, Japan) from 67-70. I worked in the "back room" with the "spooks." I made two deployments to DaNang, and was with the squadron when we lost the plane to the Korean Migs. Also remember well the crew that was lost on landing in DaNang. Other than those experiences, I thoroughly enjoyed VQ-1 and Japan. I retired (back in Texas) in 1977 as YNCS..." [15AUG2000]
JOHNSON, Rod firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam Jan73 to Feb 75. I flew was an Elint Operator on Crew 32 and bounced around a little between Crew 33 and 31 on the EP-3Bs and then went back to NAS Moffett Field, California on one the acceptance crews to bring the EP-3Es out to Guan. Was in Guam when we lost our A-3 training bird on a nav training flight off Kobi Japan, and when one of our radio operators was shot and killed by a Phillipino PC out in town. Remember a lot of people trying to remember a few more. Like to hear from some of the folks there around about that time. Left VQ-1 to got to VQ-4 and EC 130's and always wanted back. Finally went to VP-69 as an FCO and Inflight Tech. Sure miss the flying..." [18AUG2000]
JONES, Phillip email@example.com "...I was in VW-13, 1962-1964, flew as radar tech with Crew 4, "Big" Tom Moxley's crew, the best in the squadron. I was in VXN-8, we had 3 names in 3 years but VXN-8 was the last, 1967-1970. Flew Birdseye most of the time. Spent one tour in DaNang flying Blue Eagle One. I was in VQ-1 two different times, 1970-1973 and 1975-1981. Crew 24 AES. Many happy hours flying PR-24 and PR-27. Saddest memory is returning from a mission on an EP-3 and seeing PR-24 being torn apart over at NIPPI..." [17JUN2000]
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KELLER, AE2 Joe firstname.lastname@example.org "...I flew with VQ-1, Crew 36 from 1975 to 1978 as an ELINT Op. I may be remembered as "Got 20 bucks till payday?" That was a long time ago. EWAC initially was LT Klopf then LCDR Atwood after Klopf rotated out. There's a few videos of us on YouTube thanks to Ron Foster (Philippines, Midway, Taegu and Guam). The memoriesare are still vivid even though the videos are jittery. We're gettin older day by day, some of us aren't in shape anymore and some of us still are. Thanks to the internet some of us are even in contact with each other. Nostalgia is wonderful when you're almost 60. When you pass 60 sometimes nostalgia is better than Samsonite. I've been living in Southeast Asia for 30 years now. If you take my military time into consideration and that means I've been here for nearly 40 years. ANyone hear from Jig Dog (he signed me off as an op)..." [PIX Added 07NOV2010 | 06NOV2010]
KELLY, JOHN "MEAT" KELLY AND MARY "IDLER" email@example.com "...SERVED VQ-1 (89-92) VPU-1 (93-96) STATIONED AT NAS OCEANA VA. VF-101. GIVE US A HOLLER! HARD CORE 34..." [23JUL98]
KING, CTTC(NAC) Joseph C. II Retired JKingii@aol.com "...Served with VQ-1 (1971-1973 & 1976-1978) and VQ-2 (1973-1976)..." [23FEB2000]
KIRNER, Bill firstname.lastname@example.org "...I was with "Q" when PR-24 was shot down by North Korean Migs in April of 69..."
KNOWLES, Douglas B. email@example.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1967 through 1970, Nalf Monterey from 1970 through 1971, NAS Atsugi, Japan from 1971 through 1975, VAQ-133 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, USS John F Kennedy VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California, VA-115 USS Midway, VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California and stopped in 1989. I've been married 30 years to the former Kimiyo Takasue A+P BS Aviation Management. Currently, I am caught between contracts and need some form of permanent work as a Mechanic Technician Inspector or whatever else would be available. When is the next Reunion?..." [13NOV99]
KONSTENIUS, AO2 Stephen A. firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served with VQ-1 Det Bravo at FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam 1969 to 1970. I was a EP-3B Small Arms Weapons Specialist and ELINT Operator aboard Crew-33..." [E-Mail Updated 22JAN2011 | 18MAY2010]