VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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MYRICK, Edward A. hyu05santafe@embarqmail.com "...I served with VA-95 at NAS Alameda, California, FASRON-8, FASRON-116 (04/1952-08/1954) and NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 14NOV2014 | E-Mail Updated 05DEC2000 | 12MAR99]

PALMER, Harry harryf4@verizon.net "...I served with FASRON-8 from April 1952 until my discharge in July 1953. I would be interested in hearing from any of my former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 16FEB2008 | 05SEP2003]

Memorial Picture "...SHANNONHOUSE, Russell William...Sunday, December 17, 2000 - Mr. Russell W. Shannonhouse of Lynn Haven passed away quietly at home Friday December 15, 2000, after a long illness. No services will be held. Russell Shannonhouse was born on August 2, 1921 in Edgewood Arsenal, Md., the son of Col. John G. and Lulu M. Shannonhouse, formerly of Ridge Road, Nevada City, Calif. In January 1961, after 20 years of service, Russell Shannonhouse retired from the U.S. Navy as a chief aviation ordnanceman. His 20 years of distinguished naval service included assignment to the U.S. Naval Training Center in NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1940-1941); MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (1941-1943); Heavy Patrol Squadron VP-19 (PB4Y2) NS Sangley Point, Philippines (1944-1945); Aviation Supply Depot in Samar, Philippines (1945-1946); VPB-119 (1946-1947); VP-7 (1947-1949); NAS Alameda, California (1949-1951); USS Philippine Sca CV-47 (1951-1953, Korean War); FASRON-8 and VP-19 (P2V Neptunes) in NAS Alameda, California (1954-1959); NAS Moffett Field, California Attack Squadron VA-125 in Sunnyvale, Calif. (1959-1961). His naval fields of expertise included aviation ordnance, combat air crewman, special weapons and ordnance, and aviation fire control coordinator. After retirement from the U.S. Navy, Russell went to work as a planner and estimator at the Naval Air Repair Facility in NAS Alameda, California. Upon retirement from civil service, Russell Shannonhouse and his late wife Georgia Frances Purkett of Leadville, Colo., returned to Nevada City, Calif. in 1976. He was honored in 1995 as a Pearl Harbor survivor by Presidential decree. Upon the death of his wife Georgia in Dec. 1999, Russell moved to Lynn Haven to live with his son John and his daughter-in-law Susie. Russell is survived by his son Capt. John R. Shannonhouse USCG (Ret.) and his daughter-in-law Susie of Lynn Haven; grandson Greg and his wife Allison of Lynn Haven; great-granddaughter Brittany of Lynn Haven; and sister Jean Knowlton of Fresno, Calif. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him. A special thanks to Hospice of Northwest Florida. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to M.D. Anderson Hospital, Thoracic Research, UT, Houston, TX. Southerland Family Funeral Homes - Panama City, Fla. 32405 - 785-8532 - 100 E. 19th St..." http://www.newsherald.com/articles/2000/12/17/ob121700.htm [10JAN2004]

SHUBERT, Jacque 9mmuzi@adelphia.net "...After graduating from Aviation Electronics "A" School, Memphis in 1949, I was sent to FAETUPAC NAS North Island, San Diego, California where I received additional training. I was then sent to FASRON-8 NAS Alameda, California and later joined TF-77, USS Antietam CV-36 during the Korean War..." [13JUN2003]

THORPE, AT1 Carl O. CARBETT@AOL.COM "...I started out in the navy in VPMS-11. We commissioned as VP-41 in 1948 and deployed aboard the Seaplane Tender USS Pine Island (AV-12), for Tsingtao, China. I was there in 49, when Chang left for Formosa and Mao came in. We lost a few people in the FASRON at our ramp, a few PBMs, a KINGFISHER from the cruiser ST. PAUL, and most of our hangar. I was an AD in those days, flying with the exec's crew, but switched to AT when we returned stateside in 49. I was an instructor in FAETUPAC, Ream Field, then at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I got orders to VP-28, Hawaii, but traded duty with a buddy, wound up in FASRON-8, NAS Alameda, California, then commissioned VC-7 at NAS Moffett Field, California, moved to NAS Norfolk, Virginia, back to PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE, PT. MUGU, and from there to VW-3, Det A, NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I keep reading that VQ-1 was commissioned out of VW-1. I was in COM UNIT 38-Team Charley, but my address was VW-3, Det.A, FPO, San Francisco. I would appreciate hearing from any of my old Shipmates at any time......Out of boot camp in early 48, my first squadron was VPMS-11 NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I was an AD striker, flying with the Exec's crew in PBMs. Shortly before we deployed to Tsing-Tao, the designation was changed to VP-41. Came out of China in 1949, after spending some time at Opama Sea Plane base outside of Yokusuka, Japan and after losing some of our aircraft to Mao's people, and after Chang-Kai Shek left for Formose, and decommissioned VP-41. Next duty station-FAETUPAC Ream Field. Still trying to be an AD, I found out that no AD-3s were being made. Switched to AT and took the outfit to NAS North Island, San Diego, California. From there to FASRON-8 NAS Alameda, California. Then commissioned VC-7 at NAS Moffett Field, California and took her to NAS Norfolk, Virginia flying P2V-3C A/C. Commissoned FASRON-51 and then transferredred to NAMTC NAS Point Mugu, California. Left there in 1954 for ComUnit 38C at NS Sangley Point, Philippines working within VW-3. Commissioned VQ-1 June 1, 1954 and took the outfit to NAS Iwakuni, Japan flying Martin Mercator P4Ms. Left there end of 1957 and went back to FAETUPAC Det A NAS Alameda, California. Got out soon after having made AT-1 in February 1954..." [BIO Updated 25JUN2002 | 30APR2001]

WEYENBERG, Rich theduo4u@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-8 (1950-1954). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [17JUL2013]

WIGGINS, Melvin Junior C/O His Daughter Deanna Sholin dmslucy@aol.com "...My Father, Melvin Junior Wiggins, served FASRON-8..." [16JUL2003]

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