VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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BARNES, ADR1 Richard J. Retired patb2855@cox.net "...VW School Instructor, Operations (1959-1961), VS-26 (1960-1961) Crew Chief aboard SH-29, CASU-70, Coxwain Jinamoc Seaplane Base, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington, AD school NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1948), NAIFS NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, VP-28 (1959-1961) as Crew Chief aboard CF-27, VR-5, Navy Fleet Air Gunnery Unit (FAGU) NAF El Centro, California, VF-122 NAS Miramar, California, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, AEWBarRonPac, NAS Miramar, California VFP-63 and retired February 1966..." [E-Mail Updated 05NOV2013 | E-Mail Updated 18MAR2013 | 22DEC2007]

CALHOUN, Gene calhoun@sutv.com "...I served with VR-5 at NAS Moffett Field, California 1952 to March 1954 and VR-23 at NAS Atsugi, Japan from March 1954 to August 1955. I remember Delmar Zimmerman, David West, Eugene Rowe, Gene Keogh, Don milburn, Pat Skandlin, Eugene Schmardebek and Captain Kerberris...and a lot of other guys. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [05FEB2010]

FOSTER, Sidney M. kasifoster@windstream.net "...I served with VR-5 from March to October 1954. I operated the flight simulator (link trainer) in one of the offices in one of the blimp hangars..." [04AUG2009]

GRAPPONE, AMSC Al Retired algrappone@comcast.net "...I attended Boot Samp Newport, RI (June 18, 1941 to August 25, 1941, AM School NAS Jacksonville, Florida (August 26, 1941 to December 29, 1941), LTA School NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (December 31, 1941 to June 3, 1942), ZP-12 NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (June 3, 1942 to January 24, 1943), ZP-51 San Juan Puerto Rico, ZP-51 NAS Trinidad, British West Indies (March 4, 1942 to August 24, 1943), Blimp Hedron 5 NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1943), Blimp Hedron 2 NAAF Atkinson Field, Essequibo, British Guiana, Blimp Hedron 4 NAF Amapa, Brazil (1945), ZP-41 Richmond Field, FL (June 8, 1945 to March 2, 1946), ZP-12 NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (March 2, 1946 to August 10, 1946), NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (August 12, 1946 to September 8, 1947), COMFLEETAIR WESTCOAST (October 2, 1947 to October 7, 1947), VP-ML-1 NAS Miramar, California (October 7, 1947 to July 20, 1948), Receiving Station NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (July 1948), Receiving Station NAS Agana, Guam (August 18, 1948 to August 25, 1948), FASRON-122 Tsingtao China (August 29, 1948 to December 6, 1948), USS Pine Island (AV-12) (December 7, 1948 to April 4, 1949), FASRON-119 Tsingtao China (April 4, 1949 to April 5, 1949), FASRON-122 NAF Oppama, Japan (1949), USS Fabius (1950 to 1951), VR-5 href="nasmoffett.html">NAS Moffett Field, California (1951), VR-21 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1952), VR-23 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1952 to 1954), VR-2 NAS Alameda, California (1954 to 1956), VR-23 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1956 to 1958), VFAW-3 NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1958 to 1959), FASRON-110 NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1959 to 1960), NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1960 to 1961), and Retired May 4, 1961..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2011 | 02MAY2004]

HANSEN, AE2 Robert J. hansputt@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VR-5 NAS Moffett Field, California from November 1951 to October 1952. Anyone around from then? I then served with VR-21 Detachment NAS Midway Island from November 1952 to November 1953. We serviced transient aircraft from Japan enroute to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and Hickam. I was there when the guys who had been in North Korean prison camps were coming home. I spent November 1953 to November 1954 with VR-21 NAS Midway Island. I was an AE-2 by that time. Anyone around from those times?..." [25DEC2006]

INGALLS, ABEC Billy E. Retired pilabrahjo@gmail.com "...Took my boots in NAS North Island, San Diego, California left there in December 1947. My first duty station was NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. At ford Island I was assigned to operations and worked in the control tower. When NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was closed I went to VR-8 at Hickam Field and flew as a flight attendant until 1952. From there I went to VR-5 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Was transfered to NAS Hutchinson, Kansas all so in 1952, there I was moved over to Newton, Ks an outlying field. In 1955 I went aboard the USS Lexington and was in charge of the #3 arresting wire landing gear. From there I went to AirBarSRon-2 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1956. In 1959 I went aboard the USS Ticonderoga and was in charge of the Port Catapult. In 1960 I was transfered NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida and PO in charge of the North Field all so was TAD as manager of the EM Club. 1963 I went aboard the USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63 and made a few cruises to Vetnam in the V2 divison. I ended my time in the Navy on October 1967 off of the USS Kitty!..." [26AUG2010]

WATSON, LT(jg) Richard G. Jr. blucat44@gmail.com "...I served with VP-44 (February 1942 to December 1944), VP-907 (March 1946 to November 1946) as a ACMM (first squadron Leading Chief), Redesignated VP-ML-57 (November 1946 - February 1950) and then we were Redesignated VP-871 (March 1950) where I stayed Leading Chief when we were recalled to active dutry in March 1951. We deployed to NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington where I decided to rejoin a flight crew. When we deployed to NAS Atsugi, Japan I became Plane Captain of Crew-6. I remained until we returned to NAS Alameda, California in August 1952. I transferred to VR-5 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Would like to contact any of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 01SEP2016 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 12NOV2009 | 23JUN2006]

WEST, Charles L. lavelle7112@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VR-5 Detachment (1950-1952) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and the USS Boxer CV-21 (1953-1954)..." [15DEC2011]

WILBORN, Bud bwdw@att.net "...I served with FASRON-3 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, USS Midway (CV-41) and VR-5 Detachment NAS North Island, San Diego, California. It was a great 4 years..." [09APR2011]

WILLIAMS, AT Harry hwilassoc@gmail.com "...I served with VR-5 (1956-Disestablishment) at NAS Moffett Field, California and VFAW-3 (1973)..." [13MAY2015]

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