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Shipmate  PRICE, AW1 Ron Retired
I served with FAETUPAC (08/1966-11/1968) NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I was a ASWE Instructor - mostly ASA-13. Was supposed to go to ASW but got hijacked by ATC Lee.
Tuesday, February 09th, 2016 at 7:47 pm.
Shipmate  VanHUNNIK, Eric
I served with VP-10 (1998-2001) as a Airframes Mechanic.
Monday, February 08th, 2016 at 3:05 pm.
E-Mail Updated  TINKLE, ADC Wayne
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, February 07th, 2016 at 11:14 pm.
Shipmate  EMMOLO, TE3 Alfonso "Tony"
I served aboard the USS Gilbert Isands (CVE-107), Class "A" Teleman School at USNTC Bainbridge, MD., FASRON-3 (1953-1954) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and the USS Cogswell (DD-651) (10/1954-12/1955). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Sunday, February 07th, 2016 at 4:18 pm.
Shipmate  RUSSELL, Gary S. "Elrod"
I served with VP-24 (1981-1984).
Saturday, February 06th, 2016 at 11:32 am.
E-Mail Updated  HILL, ADR2 Glenn E.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, February 06th, 2016 at 11:18 am.
Shipmate  COOPER, AVCM Robert W. Retired
I served with VP-1 (1968-1971) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington then NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NS Sangley Point, Philippines / NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, VP-24 (1975) with two deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and one to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, VP-19 (1982-1985) with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia, CPW-10 (1985-1988) at NAS Moffett Field, California and retired in October 1988. Currently live in SE Missouri and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Friday, February 05th, 2016 at 9:02 pm.
Reunion  VP-50 Reunion (March 18 – 20, 2016)
VP-50 Reunion March 18 – 20, 2016 - Reunion W/Memorial Service for VP-50 & FASO 1991 Accident (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends March 21st, 1991). Calling all Blue Dragons. On the weekend of 18 - 20 March, 2016, we’re going to be in Sunnyvale, CA to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the mid-air mishap that claimed our shipmates and friends lives. We’ve been able to reach out to over 200 of our Shipmates via Facebook with large percentage indicating that they will be joining us. On Friday the 18th of March, we will be having a get together at the Wild Palms Hotel from 5 to 10 PM. We have a Banquet room reserved. The Wild Palms is the designated hotel for the Reunion with discounted rates guaranteed if you book before March 4, 2016. Use code VP50REUNION at http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/california/silicon-valley-hotels/wild-palms-hotel/. On March 19, 2016, please join us at the Tee Minus One Bar & Grill (Formerly the 19th Hole) from 4 PM to 7 PM. There is a cash bar and restaurant menu (http://www.moffettgolf.com/restaurant) for those that want it. On Sunday the 20th of March, at 10:00 AM, we will have a memorial at Moffett Field at the site of the monument placed there in 1992. Attendance is expected to be around 150 with significant active and retired Navy represented. It will be immediately followed by a Memorial Service at Noon at the Moffett Field Historical Society Museum situated next to Hanger 1.
Chris Magan
Wednesday, February 03rd, 2016 at 12:35 pm.
Shipmate  FERGUSON, AX1 Bobby
I served with VP-50 (1975-1977) with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan.
Tuesday, February 02nd, 2016 at 10:24 pm.
Mishaps  VP-48 Mishap - April 6th, 1958
In reference to VP-48 Mishap (SEE: VP-48 In Memorial for lost friends April 6, 1958) - I was the designated 2nd pilot of Crew 6 on that date. I had been assgned as an observer aboard the USS Catfish (SS-339) for a 4 day cruise and missed the flight. Had I been there I probably would have been left seat. I like to think the crash never would have happened. LT(jg) Robert F. Cody liked to suck up his flaps after takeoff. He was criticized by me several times before on training flights. This crash should never have happened. Likely the flaps up after a heavy takeoff into IFR caused the a/c to stall and crash angled nose down. There was a water explosion causing substantial damage to the a/c at the forward nose position. 1 survivor was in cockpit (LT Clinton Jackson - right seat) and 2 on the flight deck. Standard procedure for IFR takeoff was power was left at take off, no flaps retracted or power reduced until after passing 500 feet. Upon returning to NAS Iwakuni, Japan I (being the deceased personal effects officer) had to go through each person's effects before being sent to survivors. LT(jg) Robert F. Cody was the only body not found after the crash. Not a pleasant experience. Regards.
LT Duane Matson
Tuesday, February 02nd, 2016 at 4:40 pm.
E-Mail Updated  WALL, AVCM Daniel
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, February 01st, 2016 at 1:37 pm.
Shipmate  BOWLEN, Don
I served with VR-23 (1954-1957) at NAS Atsugi, Japan. Looking for AT3 Keith (can't remember his last name). I retired from Honeywell in 1988 as Staff Engineer and now selling farm realestate in Blue Springs, MO.
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 4:21 pm.
Shipmate  SALAS, AECS Rick Retired
I served (FE) with VP-31 (1969), VP-1 (1969-1972), VP-50 (1972-1975), VP-31 1975-1978), VP-48 (1978-1981), VP-31 (1981-1984), VP-6 (1984-1987) and CPW-2 (1988-1991).
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 10:47 pm.
Shipmate  LoGUERCIO, AE3 Richie
I served with VF(aw)4 atNAS Atlantic City, New Jersey / NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and VU-4.
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 3:12 pm.
Shipmate  FERRELL, PN3 Charles E.
I served with VP-21 (1956-1958) with a deployment to RNAS Halfar, Malta. I worked in the Personnel Office and Communication Office and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 9:44 am.
Shipmate  THANE, Daryl
I served with VP-6 (FE), VP-31 and VP-48.
Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 12:01 pm.
Shipmate  DESMARAIS, PO2 Leonard O.
I served aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) as topside petty officer on Cat#4 and VP-92 (1962-1963). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Thursday, January 21st, 2016 at 8:57 am.
Memorial  Carlberg, ARM3 Robert N. "Bob"
My father, Robert (Bob) Carlberg, passed away August 13, 2007 Fredonia, PA. Dad served with VU-7 (and the Navy) from 1943-1947. Dad played trumpet as part of a dance/jazz/swing band in his outfit. I would like to hear from his former Shipmates.
Bob Carlberg
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 10:16 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,700 [28DEC2015] through 18,720 [20JAN2016]

Shipmate  HISE, ATR2 Harry
I served with VP-891 (1954- 1964) at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington. I had many great flights with great crewmen and officers and flying with LCDR Doyle was a treat. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 9:57 pm.
Shipmate  BESZE, AD3 Gerald
I served with FASRON-116 (1955-1956).
Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 6:35 pm.
Memorial  Shipmate PixHOLMES, LT(jg) Oliver Wendell "Ollie"
My father, Oliver Wendell "Ollie" HOLMES, served with VPB-148 (1943-1946) at NAAS Vernalis, California, Russel Island, Munda, Emirau, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. I plan on placing a plaque at Mt. Soledad Memoria in his memory. I would like to share photographs, stories, etc. with former Shipmates and/or families.
Kit Holmes
Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 1:50 pm.
E-Mail Updated  McINTYRE, CAPTAIN John
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 11:37 am.
Shipmate  MASSE, Dick
I served in the Navy from 1965 until 1972 in both VT-23 after recieving my wings at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas for 1 year and then with VP-10 until 1972. I was a TACCO stationed in NAS Brunswick, Maine. I had several deployments to NAS Bermuda, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NS Rota, Spain. I was a LT(jg) at the time and in charge of the Aviation Equipment Branch as well. I would like to find a Shipmate of mine who went thru training with me. I believe he was in VP-49 after graduation. His name is George Hemmerle.
Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 10:37 am.
Shipmate  DESILET, Ronald
I served with VP-49 (1960-1962) with deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and VP-24 (1962) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. After leaving the Navy, I worked for the Colorado Division of Wildlife as Wildlife Biologist and retired 1998.
Saturday, January 16th, 2016 at 1:38 pm.
E-Mail Updated  PIKE, HMCS(AW) Michael
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 4:16 pm.
Shipmate  JONES, ADC(AW) Charles "CJ"
I served with VP-1 (03/1986-03/1989) with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan and NAS Adak, Alaska. I was assigned to quality assurance and power plants.
Friday, January 15th, 2016 at 6:11 am.
Shipmate  BEIL, Rick
I served with VAW-11 (03/1964-08/1966) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. There was one E2A when I arrived in March but n pilots to fly it yet. I worked as a PC on the old Willy Fudds because I was the only ADJ there. Eventually went to the E2 line crew and was a PC on WesPac Det Charlie (1965-1966) aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63).
Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 4:47 pm.
Reunion  VP-44 Reunion (April 12-15, 2016)
VP-44 Reunion / 2016 MPA SYMPOSIUM - APRIL 12-15, 2016 - NAS Jacksonville, Florida
Gene R. Toffolo
Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at 10:05 am.
Memorial  WILLIFORD, Ira Lee "Bud"
My dad, Ira "Bud" Williford, passed away 1999. Dad served with VP-102 flying aboard 102-P-27. His aircraft was eventually destroyed as a result of a force-landing and aground on coral in Darwin (19FEB42). Like so many sons, I forgot to ask him enough about his experiences until it was too late. If you knew him or that boat, I would very much appreciate hearing from you.
Doug Williford
Monday, January 11th, 2016 at 4:08 pm.
Memorial  Shipmate PixRYAN, HM John J.
Sadly, my Uncle, John J. Ryan, who served aboard the USS Pocomoke (AV-9), just passed away on January 6th, 2016, just short of his 92nd birthday. He was proud of his service and we are proud of him and will miss him.
Dolly Ryan Kalhorn
Saturday, January 09th, 2016 at 6:26 pm.
Shipmate  HALL, AK2 Don
I served with VU-10 (1955-1957) and ATU-501 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (1958). While with VU-10 I kept a horse, Big Red, at Special Services and rode to the beach on weekends. Great times at the Hatuey locker next to the barracks.
Saturday, January 09th, 2016 at 12:16 pm.
Shipmate  GRANT, Byron
I served with VT-27 (1969-1973).
Friday, January 08th, 2016 at 3:44 pm.
Shipmate  BROWN, AX2 Garry M.
I served with VP-7 (1961-1965) and flew with Crew-2.
Tuesday, January 05th, 2016 at 10:30 pm.
Shipmate  STEWART, AE3 Ronald T.
I served with VU-7 (1961) from A School. Worked on JD-1 line and went to F8U Electrical School. F lew as Aircrewman in JD-1 & RC45J. Was on drill team and football team and went TDY to Crew Pool teaching Survival Swimming and Lifeguard at Crew Pool, Officers Pool and Beach. Left Navy and joined Army as Medic and retired in 1995.
Tuesday, January 05th, 2016 at 5:29 pm.
Shipmate  WOODMAN, Edwin R.
I served with VP-9 (1952-1954).
Tuesday, January 05th, 2016 at 11:30 am.
Shipmate  CASSELS, MM2 Monte
I served with VU-10 (1954-1956).
Thursday, December 31st, 2015 at 10:25 pm.
Shipmate  SABOL, AMH3 Nicholas E.
I served aboard NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1958-1960).
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 11:49 am.
Shipmate  COLVIN, AT2/GF1 Dick
I served aboard NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco (1952-1954) at the Air Survailance Radar Site and NAS Miramar, California (1955-05/1957) working on the Sparrow 1 Missles.
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 at 4:38 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,680 [28NOV2015] through 18,700 [28DEC2015]

Memorial  McDANIEL, AOCS Robert H. Retired
My brother, Robert H. McDANIEL, passed away July 17th, 2003. In 1983 he was assigned to Light Attack Weapons School at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida as the Senior Ordnance Inspector for FA-18 and A-7 Light Attack Squadrons. He retired about 1985 after 20 years in the Navy. I would like to hear from any of his former Shipmates.
Lettie Mae McDaniel Lee
Monday, December 28th, 2015 at 10:10 pm.
Shipmate  GREEN, Winston Leroy
I served aboard NAS Norfolk, Virginia (1950-1952) and the USS Midway (CV-41).
Monday, December 28th, 2015 at 5:46 pm.
Shipmate  VOIT, CW3 Bernard J. Retired
I served with the Crazy Cat's/1st Radio Research Company (06/1969-06/1970) as a Unit Supply Specialist and worked at unit Armorer. I retired June 1988 as CW3 Pproperty Book Officer.
Thursday, December 24th, 2015 at 9:07 am.
Shipmate  MIRR, AW3 Anthony
I served with VP-22 (1974-1978) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 at 6:52 pm.
Shipmate  DAYTON, Maurice "Angie"
I served with VS-31 (1959) aboard the USS Wasp (CV-18). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, December 14th, 2015 at 11:26 pm.
Shipmate  HERNANDEZ, David
I served with VP-1 (1967-1969) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I served as a 2nd Mechanic on Crew-7 which became Crew-1 when LCDR Phil R Hawkins assumed command. Learned from fellow crewmen Chambers, Wagner, Jackson, Wassink, Lundgren, Murphy, Hereford, Coe and other aviators in the squadron. Honorably discharged in 1969 and drove home to California with Don Jackson in his new MG!
Friday, December 11th, 2015 at 3:46 pm.
Shipmate  PROVOW, AMEAN Chuck
I served with VQ-1 (10/1970-10/1972) with a Detachment (Bravo) to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. I worked in the AME Shop and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at 10:58 pm.
E-Mail Updated  STEINBERG, Stuart
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, December 09th, 2015 at 7:06 pm.
Memorial  COLEMAN, LT Jim
My father, Jim Coleman, passed away December 8th, 2015 from complications after a really bad stroke. Dad served as a pilot with VP-50 (1968-1970) and VT-3 (1970-1972). If any of Dad's Shipmates are interested in further details - please contact me. Thanks.
James Roth
Wednesday, December 09th, 2015 at 2:16 pm.
Shipmate  ALLEN, Arel J.
I served with VP-9 (1988-1992) at NAS Moffett Field, California. It was my first duty station in my 20 yearr Navy career (retired in 10/2007).
Tuesday, December 08th, 2015 at 4:07 pm.
Memorial  CROFFORD, S1C A. B. Jr.
My Uncle, A. B. Crofford, lost his life (KIA) December 20th, 1944 while serving with VPB-117. I was named in memory of him and wanted to know more about him and his military service. Thank you.
A. B. Crofford
Monday, December 07th, 2015 at 9:26 am.
Shipmate  ZELINSKI, AMS1 Wally
I served with VP-11 (1971-1974) TAD to AIMD for 6 months and then back to the squadron airframes shop for the duration. Remember the NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAS Bermuda deployments. Chief Young, Ray Vega, Bones, Bob Kutzel, Charlie McCray, Bob Wesley and Bob Ziegler are some I remember serving with at the time. Good times and memories for sure. Got out after 9 years and 4 months as an AMS1 stationed at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida.
Monday, December 07th, 2015 at 12:32 am.
Notice  I served aboard NAS Kingsville, Texas (11/1968-1969) and remember a aircraft mishap. I do not remember if it was a F-9 or a A-4 (we had both at the same time). The aircrat was approved for take off at the same time a crash truck was approve to cross the same runway. I was a was at the end of the runway on wheel watch, and truned around and saw the runway was on fire. We didn't know what had happend, I and my relief drove to flight ops and were listening to our radio and found out that the aircraft had hit a Crash truck. The Crash Captain was looking for his men, so I called the Tower and ask to go look for the pilot who ejected on the runway. We found the aircraft and the runway was littered with the large tank from the fire truck. We found the pilot who was stiil in his ejection seat. He was in shock and trying to do his emergency procedures. We tried to calm him down until the medical crew got there. I have always wondered how he came out. Does anyone remember the mishap - what happened to the crews? Thanks!
Steve Bernhard
Sunday, December 06th, 2015 at 4:44 pm.
Shipmate  GOLDSMITH, AB1 James
I served with FASRON-109 (1954-1955), USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) (1956-1957) and switched to USAF (10/1957-12/1968) and retired as TSgt Loamaster.
Saturday, December 05th, 2015 at 10:51 pm.
Shipmate  HODGKISS, ADR3 James
I served with VX-1 (1964-1966) at NAS Key West, Florida. I flew as a Plane Captain on S2-F BUNO: 133341 #10 and drove a yellow 1956 Chevy. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Saturday, December 05th, 2015 at 10:28 pm.
Shipmate  PAIR, AECS Bobby Retired
I served with VP-21 (10/1963-11/1966) as a AE2 aboard Crew-1 and Crew-7.
Friday, December 04th, 2015 at 1:02 pm.
Shipmate  PRICE, Jeff
I served with Royal Air (RAF)-201 flying the Nimrod MR1 with a two week deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (03/1975) where VP-19 were the resident maritime squadron.
Wednesday, December 02nd, 2015 at 6:35 pm.
Shipmate  MAROON, Charles
I served with VX-1 (1972-1973) at NAS Key West, Florida. I worked in the Administrative Office.
Tuesday, December 01st, 2015 at 1:30 am.
Shipmate  MILLER, AT2 Richard P.
I served with VP-19 (1952-1956) at NAS Alameda, California with deployments to NAS Atsugi, Japan and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I flew with Crew-6 and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 8:04 am.
E-Mail Updated  SWANCEY, AT Wade
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, November 29th, 2015 at 7:31 am.
Guestbook Entries 18,660 [10NOV2015] through 18,680 [28NOV2015]

Shipmate  VAUGHN, AO3 Tommy "Tom"
I served with VP-24 (9/1962-5/1966) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia with deployments to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. I flew aboard the P2 with Crew-10. Some of the crew members were LCDR R. W. Case, LT R. E. Dixon, LT(jg) E. T. Justis and ADJ1 R. Cassano. I am not retired and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Saturday, November 28th, 2015 at 1:23 pm.
Shipmate  AUTH, AWCM Ron Retired
I served with VP-661 (1960-1967) and VP-68 (1967-1990).
Friday, November 27th, 2015 at 3:40 pm.
Shipmate  BETTINSON, CDR David O. Retired
I served with VP-9 (1978-1981), VP-46 (1988-1990) and finished my Navy service at NROTC University of Utah (1990-1995). I am about to retire again after 20 years of teaching school.
Thursday, November 26th, 2015 at 11:35 pm.
Shipmate  MORRIS, Wayne
I served with VP-703 (1963-04/1964) at NAS Dallas, Texas.
Thursday, November 26th, 2015 at 8:50 pm.
Shipmate  WOLF, George
I served with FASRON-7 (1953-1956), FAWTUPAC (Fleet All Weather Training Unit PACific) / VF(AW)-3 (1956) and VP-28 (1968).
Thursday, November 26th, 2015 at 9:10 am.
Shipmate  FORTENBERRY, AM3 Darryl
I served with VP-48 (1978-1981). Aftr leaving the Navy I worked on comercial aircraft (1984-2001) for Zantop International Airlines on Locheeed L-188, Convair 680, Douglas DC-8 and DC-9 and now working on aircraft at Robins AFB as civil service since 2001. I am living in my home town of Centerville, Georgia and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 8:24 am.
Shipmate  YOUNG, PH1 John B.
I served with VP-67 when we were still flying the P2 and through our transition to the P-3A. As the years went by, I was able to obtain the rank of PH1 and then tried to make chief. Made the selection several times, however, due to being a handfull of slots being open, being selected for chief was slim for all that made to the chief selection board. Later I had to undergo emergency surgery and as a result, I was no longer medically able to stay in the Navy. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 8:10 am.
Shipmate  CHEATHAM, Frank
I served aboard NAS Brunswick, Maine (1969-1971) AMD and VP-11 (1971-1972) AMD with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand.
Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 8:47 pm.
Shipmate  CURRAN, AT2 Jody
I served with VP-10 (1976-1979) and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 3:21 pm.
Shipmate  MAYER, AE3 Tom
I served with VT-31 (08/1970-08/1973) on the flight line for Ray Henan(sp) in the Electricans Shop. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Friday, November 13th, 2015 at 8:58 pm.
Shipmate  BRIDGE, ABH3 Richard
I served with VP-24 (1972-1975) and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Friday, November 13th, 2015 at 9:58 am.
Shipmate  LONG, Edward
I served with VP-47 (1968-1969) at NAS Moffett Field, California (Crew-6 Jezebel) with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines / NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam / U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand.
Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at 3:51 pm.
Shipmate  KNOOP, ADRJC John H. Retired
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.
Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at 3:32 pm.
Shipmate  BAILEY, Shauna
I served with VP-31 (1989-1993) first in the Line Division then in the AE Shop and VP-47 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 11:54 pm.
Shipmate  GREENWOOD, AT2 Harry H. Jr.
I served with VP-64 (10/1981-12/1992). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 8:53 pm.
E-Mail Updated  WALSH, PN3 John F.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 8:02 pm.
Shipmate  KELLAR, Fred
I served with VPB-111 (03/1945-02/1946) flying with Crew-13 (LT(jg) Peebles Pilot), NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York and NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey. Reenlisted (12/1944) and reassigned to VB-81 (SB2C Squadron) aboard the USS Princeton (CV-37). Right back to the Philippines for their independence day (04JUL1946). I transfered to VP-32 (08/1946) at NAS Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Marianas Islands until my discharge (04/1948). Went home to Illinois and found a 27 year career with Prudential Insurance in Illinois, Kansas, and Arkansas. Retired as state Manager in Little Rock 1983. Started an independent agency an d another 27 years before finally quitting for good. Still stay in touch with another Peebles crew member, Dewey Rainey, in Jackson, MS. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 6:43 pm.
Shipmate  DEBELIUS, ATR2 Leslie Jr.
I served with VP-663 / VP-661 (1961-1965) at NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. / NAF Andrews, Maryland while in the Reserves. I Activated and deployed from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba pre-President Kennedy face off with Russia over Cuban Missile Crisis.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 1:41 pm.
Shipmate  MILANAK, DTP3 Jeanene
I served with VP-30 (1980's) as a ASM3. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 12:11 pm.
Shipmate  HALL, AZ1 Abigail "Abby" Retired
I served with VXN-8 (12/1982-1986), VP-5 (1986-1989) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and joined the Navy Reserve serving with HS-1197 until retirement as Admin LPO (2007).
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at 6:35 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,640 [23SEP2015] through 18,660 [10NOV2015]

Shipmate  PETSCHONEK, AWC Raymond W. Retired
I served with VP-30, VP-56 at NAS Moffett Field, California and TSC at NAS Moffett Field, California. I retired from the Navy (09/1975) and now living in Pensacola, FL.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at 1:53 pm.
E-Mail Updated  EMERT, AE3 Jimmy
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at 12:42 pm.
Shipmate  PRZENKOP, AT3 Andrew "Andy"
My Dad served with VP-21 (1962-1965) and is on his last mission at the Dayton Ohio VA Hospice. Dad will be missed by all his family.
Monday, November 09th, 2015 at 1:27 am.
Mishaps  VP-10 Mishap - November 9th, 1961
I am a brother of AO2 Roy Dan Smith who lost his life November 9th, 1961 while serving with VP-10 (SEE: In Memorial for VP-10 lost friends November 9th, 1961). I would like to hear from anyone who knew my brother.
A0C David R."Buddy" Smith
Saturday, November 07th, 2015 at 11:57 pm.
Shipmate  KILLIAN, Dave
I served with VXE-6 (1970-1973) working in cargo. I would like to hear from former Shipmates including Bobby Button, Bill Corzette, Marty Fink, D. E. Fuller, Mark French, Charlie Hardesty, Denny Huston, Toby Kimble, Mike Jordan, Stan Kowoski, Dave Mudri, Bill Perkins, John Smith and Gary Thuener.
Saturday, November 07th, 2015 at 3:33 pm.
Shipmate  CECELONES, AW2 Gary
I served with VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.
Sunday, November 01st, 2015 at 6:47 pm.
Shipmate  MIKLICH, Anthony
I served with FASRON-3 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 2:25 pm.
E-Mail Updated  FOX, AEC Jesse
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at 10:22 am.
Shipmate  TOURVILLE, Brian
I served with VP-6 (1987-1991) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska (twice) and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I worked in Phase, W/C 110 and QA.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 11:00 am.
Shipmate  FARRELL, David E.
I served with VP-661 (1960's) at NAF Andrews, Maryland. I have held memories of deep sorrow through the years over the crash (08 JAN 67) that occurred north of Andrews in which all perished. I missed my reserve muster that day, yet on my next weekend can recall the shock of walking through the door and seeing the remains of that shattered P2V piled on the hangar floor. I now work for the arlines at DCA and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 5:19 pm.
Shipmate  LOWERY, AE3 Raymond
I served with VFP-63 at NAS Miramar, California with a detachment (DET-4) aboard the USS Oriskany (CV-34) AirWing 19 (06/1971-12/1971). I have a question about the C2 (C.O.D) flight I took off the USS Oriskany (CV-34) to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. I need some help from anyone that remembers what month in 1971 all C2 aircraft were "grounded" for propeller inspections (they were splitting props). This information is vital to my "boots on the ground" Da Nang trip. Thank you.
Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at 3:27 pm.
Shipmate  STEWART, John
I served with VP-24 (1974-1977) and had a blast.
Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 at 2:44 pm.
Shipmate  ORTEGA, Lotario
I served with CASU-3 at Naval Advance Base Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands (08/1943-06/1944) servicing Fighter Squadrons of the 2nd Fleet Marine Wing (VMF-214, VMF-216, etc.). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Friday, October 16th, 2015 at 2:10 pm.
E-Mail Updated  MASON, Larry L.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 7:06 pm.
Memorial  DAY, Robert Carl
My grandfather, Robrt Carl Day, passed away in 2007. He served with VP-23 (1941-1946). I know he flew with the USS Sargent Bay (CVE-83) (06/26/1944) and the USS HARRIS (APA-2) (02/16/1944). My grandfather raised me and I have his military collection. I would like to hear from former Shipmates
Molly Warren
Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 9:50 pm.
Shipmate  HYMAN, Vincent P.
I served with VP-46 (1972-1975) with two deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan.
Monday, October 12th, 2015 at 11:52 am.
Shipmate  FLAHERTY, CW04 Bill Retired
I served aboard NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada (12/1969-02/1972) and SEO (1982-09/1986). I am doing research on the PBY's that were stationed at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada - any information would certainly be appreciated.
Sunday, October 11th, 2015 at 2:19 pm.
Shipmate  WILLIAMS, CTICM(A/C)/CWO Richard "Dick"
I served with VQ-1 (1963-1967 and 1970-1977) as Intercept Operator/Evaluator aboard all Q aircraft with a deployment to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam (1966) flying ECM missions aboard the EC-121. I also served as AOIC NAVal SECurity GRoUp Command (NAVSECGRU) Detachment NAS Atsugi, Japan (1972-1977).
Sunday, October 11th, 2015 at 10:33 am.
Memorial  DORE, AO3 Edwin Bernard "Ted"
My Gramps, Edwin "Ted" Dore who proudly served with VPB-102 (1944-1945) at NAB Tinian Island, Marianas Islands, passed away at Silver Springs Retirement Home under the watchful eye of Valor Hospice on this past Mother's Day (May 10, 2015) surrounded by his family. He was 90. He loved a good laugh, he loved a good-looking lady and he REALLY loved airplanes. He liked carrot cake, small dogs (not cats so much) and he even liked kids. He grew up in Inglewood, CA. He served at Iwo Jima in the Navy aboard a Liberator as a waist gunner. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star, Purple Heart, and an Army Air Corps Medal for that. He also served in Korea. His eyes sparkled during the Honor Flight we went on together in 2012.
Carrie Button
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 3:52 pm.
Shipmate  RANCE, Tom
I served with VP-5 (1964-1966) in Airframes.
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 6:42 am.
Guestbook Entries 18,620 [11MAY2015] through 18,640 [23SEP2015]

Notice  I am a armed forces radio television insignia collector. I am looking for patches from Oceanographic Air Survey Unit (OASU) "Blue Eagles", Vietnam era. Would appreciate any help. Thank you.
Howard Danforth, MD
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at 8:08 pm.
NoticeMy husband, John "Shakey" LYSIC, served with VP-19 (MID-1960's) at NAS Moffett Field, California VP-22 (LATE-1960's) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VP-50 (1970's) at NAS Moffett Field, California. He was an Aviation Ordnanceman. I have to PROVE that he got off the plane in Vietnam when with VP-19. John died on June 4, 2015 of Ischemic Heart Disease caused by Agent Orange. It is listed on his Death Certificate as Ischemic Heart Disease, but still fighting this claim after more than 10 years. Can anyone help?
Barbara J .Lysic
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 at 5:29 pm.
Shipmate  POGGIO, Peter "Pete"
I served with VU-3 (1956-1957) and VR-21 (1958-1959) as crewmember aboard the Douglas C-118 BUNO: 131592. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, September 21st, 2015 at 1:47 pm.
Shipmate  NATOLI, Frank J.
I served with VP-44 (1952-1953) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia.
Monday, September 21st, 2015 at 1:19 pm.
Shipmate  NAYER, Danny
I served with VAW-11 (1962-1966) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with a deployments aboard the USS Kitty Hawk Det Charlie (1962-1963) and USS Hancock Det Lima (1964-1965).
Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 9:23 pm.
E-Mail Updated  YAREMCHUK, PO1 Nick Jr.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 12:43 am.
Notice  
I am Retired Navy Naval Aviation Observer (NAO) Flight Meteorologist. All of my paid flight time was in VX-6/VXE-6 aircraft in Antarctica. I tried to contact ADR2 Alan N. MURDOCK via his email on NAS SEATTLE FORUM with a return for "bounced" e-mail. His last bio update was 22OCT2009. 1. Anyone have an updated email for him? 2. Anyone have the P4Y-2 (PB4Y-2) BuNos for a/c assigned to NAS Seattle, Washington Oct 1956-Oct 1957, Not counting 59695 covered in MISHAP SECTION?
Friday, September 18th, 2015 at 9:15 pm.
E-Mail Updated  HARTER, Jeffrey
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at 6:07 pm.
E-Mail Updated  MAY, Ronald
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Thursday, September 17th, 2015 at 1:09 pm.
Shipmate  HARTER, Jeff


Shipmate  RUTHERFORD, Don
I served with VR-30 (1964-1967) at NAS Alameda, California Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) and crewed aboard the C1-A and C2-A aircraft.
Friday, September 11th, 2015 at 10:28 am.
Memorial  DANNA, Stephen J.
My father, Stephen J. DANNA, passed away on September 29, 2010 in Fort Pierce, FL where he retired after becoming ill from smoking related disease. Dad served with VP-26 (1966-1968). Anyone looking for him is welcome to contact me.
Stephen J. Danna Jr.
Tuesday, September 08th, 2015 at 6:31 pm.
Shipmate  COOK, Randy Seven
Began Flight Engineer training on CAC-1 Captain Robert Fey's (crew "Delta Captain on 767-400") as AD-1 Ron Dodson's trainee. He was my big bother and roomate and alternate Natops IFE for Brian Attara - Squadron Natops instructor Instructor. Lt Fey was the Natops IP. Brian eventually became CNAL avaluatot and Ron was his alternate. I was lead and inspired a taught by the very best Orion IFE's know to mankind. My second crew was withMike Albright - Great man = he was family to me and he was a Natops IP when I was on his crew. Eric Wieman - was my third crew leader and Natops pilot and I was his Natops IFE. No man was braver or charged harder then now Captain Wieman - Skipper Rocy Gmeiner was or USNTPS grad skipper. Flew many PPC check rides with him - caring for his men. Admiral Ryan was my first skipper in VP-11. He is the Preseident of the CCL - Center of Creative Leadership - Worlds finest leader on earth. VX-1 was my next command - served as Natops office LPO, for Jerry Hyde, Mike Braun, and Peter Gamble. I was a SMILS flight engineer for CDR Stephen Mulloy - His welfare is my miision in life!!! After 5 weeks of class 9010 EOD leader, I reported to VP-8 as ab IFE and deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and Jeddah. On weekends I was a artic weather sea urchin diver during winter months in Maine diving 5 tanks a day solo in 20 degrees weather wit ha lobsterman. Summer weekends was a lobsterman's mate. After LBP injury, I became a PAO rep in NAS Brunswick, Maine and participated in 33 airshows and a jamboree. Awarded Navy Commendation medal for VIP visits, and two POTUS events. Hosted 5,000 base guests and earned 25 LOA's and nominated for Joshua Chamberlain award. Last civilian jobs was at NRL, Force Warfare/VX-20, and USNTPS. Hooyah Shipand mates of the wing. AD-1, 8251, NAC, EAWS, SERE grad, A-7E plane Captain, Troubleshooter final checker on USS America, and USS Kitty Hawk. Worn all colors of flt deck jersy's - Rainbow Man, - Man of the non-slid steel beach bird farm.
Tuesday, September 08th, 2015 at 5:50 pm.
E-Mail Updated  BATNICK, Mike "The Bat"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, September 07th, 2015 at 4:19 pm.
E-Mail Updated  DAS, LCDR Adrian "A.D."
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, September 07th, 2015 at 11:48 am.
Shipmate  LESLIE, Vernon
I served with FASRON-114 and was Plane Captain on UF-1.
Sunday, September 06th, 2015 at 4:18 pm.
Shipmate  HINE, Richard
I served with VP-22 (1975-1978) in the AME Shop.
Friday, September 04th, 2015 at 8:13 am.
Shipmate  SCHUPP, AMS3 Robert "Bob"
I served with VR-21 (1967-1970) Detachment and VR-30 (1965-1967) at NAS Alameda, California Hanger 40 as C1A Flight Crew Plane Captain aboard the A\C 031.
Thursday, September 03rd, 2015 at 11:28 am.
Reunion  VP-117 Reunion
Today, 09/01/2015, I was honored to guide the Reunion group of VP-117 through the National World War One Museum and Memorial at Kansas City, MO. They spoke of flying a PB4Y-1 in the Pacific Theater during World War Two. A former USAF officer, I thoroughly enjoyed talking to them about the aircraft that I know as the B-24. One of these vets told me he is 93 years old. I am impressed!
Ronald Waggoner
Tuesday, September 01st, 2015 at 5:01 pm.
Shipmate  BAGGETT, Tony
I served with VAW-13 (1967-1970) aboard the USS Ranger (CV-61) with a detachmented into Chu Lai (special assignment). I would like to hear from former Shipmates (especially those who participated into Chu Lai.
Monday, August 31st, 2015 at 6:05 pm.
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