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Shipmate  MAYS, ABHAA Jeffrey L.
I served with VAQ-33 (1979-1981) at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I worked on the line then crash & smash. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 7:34 am.
Shipmate  HOHLER, David
I served with VP-7 (1961) and flew as First Technician.
Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 4:04 am.
Shipmate  KING, AMH2 Clarence Frederick "Fred"
I served with VS-31 (1953-1956) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, recalled to active duty with VS-861 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1960-1964).
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 5:38 pm.
Memorial  Shipmate Pix RIFFLE, AMM1 John Roger
My Dad, AMMC John Roger Riffle, passed away in 1984. Dad served with VPB-105 (11/27/1943-01/02/1944) as a Plane Captain with Crew-3. He received commendations from Commanding Officer LCDR F. E. Nuessle (1942) and Commanding Officer CDR D. Gay, Jr. (1943). We have Dad's plaque for flying 41 missions on anti-submarine patrol in the Bay of Biscay.
Kathy Riffle Elgin
Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 3:49 pm.
E-Mail Updated  SEARGEANT, SFC James
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 12:20 am.
Shipmate  HOWELL, Gary Retired
I served with VT-27 (12/1965-07/1968) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas flying TS-2A, Aviation Safety (09/1968-11/1970) as NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VP-94 (11/1970), VP-92 (10/1972-03/1976), VA-176 at NAS Oceana, VA, USS America (CV-66), CAG-6 (09/1977-02/1979) USS Independence (CV-62), VT-23 at NAS Kingsville, Texas, VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California with two deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and retired July 1984. I now live Dallas area as Vice President of a Traffic Control Company.
Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 12:35 am.
Shipmate  KOENDARFER, AO2 Robert E.
I served with VP-19 (1959-1963) at NAS Alameda, California.
Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 10:21 am.
Shipmate  KILLINGSWORTH, LCDR Ernie
I served with VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VX-1 at NAS Key West, Florida and VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California.
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 8:02 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,780 [22MAR2015] through 18,800 [20APR2015]

Shipmate  WILLIAMS, ATC Gordon Retired
I served with VX-6 (1963-1967) and NAF Naples, Italy to fly on the "Catbird" (VC-131F) until 1970. Talk about a seven year run, hard to beat!
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at 5:27 pm.
Shipmate  HAMBY, Charles
I served with VP-741 (10/1961-08/1962) and the USS Shangri La (CVA-38) (08/1962-09/1963).
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at 5:19 pm.
Shipmate  ROBERTS, AD3 Donald R.
I served with VU-7 (01/1955-08/1955) at NAAS Brown Field, CA. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 12:35 pm.
Memorial  MORROW, AT2 William Edward "Bill"
My father, William Edward "Bill", passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016. He served as an AT2 with VW-11 (1956-1960) in NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I would like to hear from any of Dad's Shipmates.
William Morrow, Jr.
Friday, April 15th, 2016 at 12:38 am.
Shipmate  BALUKONIS, Vincent "JJ"
I served with VP-17 (07/1969-08/1972) with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I flew as NAV, C/P and PPC.
Thursday, April 14th, 2016 at 6:49 pm.
Shipmate  TENNYSON, LCDR Al "Butch" Retired
I served with VP-833 (09/1963-12/1963) at NAS New York, New York, USS Raldolph (CVS-15) and retired as a LCDR (LDO) in 1993 after 30 years.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at 2:06 pm.
Shipmate  MYER, AT2 Charles A.
Attended AE "A" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, served with Naval Air Technical Training Unit (NATTU) (12/1951) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and FASRON-121 at NAS Oceana, Virginia (known as FASRON-821 when a reserve unit at NAS Sanford, Florida). I would like to hear from Mike Jacobs (Jake) and former Shipmates.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 3:13 pm.
Notice  My Father, AK 3 Robert ZUCCHERO, served with VS-733 during the 1961 deployment. Looking at his DD-214 there are no awards listed. I find it hard to believe that no awards were issued to this unit during the deployment. He has 9 months 20 days sea service/foreign service. If anyone has any information please contact me. Thank you.
Timothy Zucchero
Sunday, April 10th, 2016 at 3:09 pm.
Shipmate  MARTIN, Cecil
I served with VP-26 (07/1965-11/1967) and worked on the line crew.
Saturday, April 09th, 2016 at 9:05 pm.
Shipmate  HUNSBERGER, AC2 William W.
I served with VP-933 (1964-1969) and flew with Crew-1 (CM, MAD and 2nd Mechanic).
Wednesday, April 06th, 2016 at 3:40 pm.
E-Mail Updated  BARNES, ARM2 Charles W.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, April 06th, 2016 at 10:42 am.
Memorial  TOTH, AE1 Andrew Joseph Jr.
My Father, AE1 Andrew Joseph Toth Jr., passed away March 2, 1971 in Quang Nam, Vietnam. Dad served with VQ-1 (1968-1971) at NAS Atsugi, Japan. I would like to hear from any of my Dad's former Shipmates.
Michele Toth
Monday, April 04th, 2016 at 7:46 pm.
Memorial  BARLOW, CDR Owen Gene Sr.
My Father, Owen Gene Barlow Sr., passed away peacefully on March 26, 2016. Dad was commissioned as a Naval Aviator in 1950. Upon returning as a decorated officer from the Korean War, he joined the Naval Reserve. He logged 6000 flight hours in his naval career where his last duty station was Commanding Officer of VP-793.
Dawn Barlow Darter
Monday, April 04th, 2016 at 5:31 pm.
Shipmate  KISOR, AE2 Dave
I served with VR-58 (01/1978-08/1979). We had no airplanes until April and when we went to get the tail work stand for the C-9B at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, they resented us so much for taking their best people to form the squadron that they didn'tlift a finger to help. Hopefully that resentment has gone away. That Sunday when our bird came for us, the forklift ran out of gas, so we had to find fuel the only place there was. From a C-131 with 3 stars on the tail. We go the job done, but the forklift siezed up on the way back to the hangar.
Friday, April 01st, 2016 at 10:09 pm.
Shipmate  CLAUSEN, George
I served with VP-741 (1965) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in the Reserves and ended up serving some 14 years of active and reserve time between NAS Jacksonville, Florida and the NARTU unit at NAF Andrews, Maryland. When my reserve unit at NAF Andrews, Maryland transitioned to P-3's, a transition I resented at the time, we were moved down to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.
Friday, April 01st, 2016 at 11:40 am.
Shipmate  EBERHARDT, A03 Jim
I served with VU-1 (01/1962-02/1964) as a tow operator on the AD5.
Sunday, March 27th, 2016 at 7:19 pm.
Memorial  GENG, ADC Warren E. "Bud"
ADC Warren E. "Bud" GENG passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016. He had been battling cancer for about 18 months. The news was passed to me by his wife, Paula. He had served a a P-3 FE with VP-44, Anti-Submarine Warfare Test Directorate (ASWTD) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and a VP squadron at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii He was 73 years old, and would have been 74 on 30 August 2016. He will be missed.
CARROLL, AMEC Dennis P.
Sunday, March 27th, 2016 at 4:56 pm.
Shipmate  ARCA, AO3 Rey
I served with VP-9 (1982).
Saturday, March 26th, 2016 at 2:55 am.
Shipmate  BACH, AMSC Douglas A. Retired
I served with VP-49, VP-46 and Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit (NAESU) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I remember a flight from NS Rota, Spain to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and had to stop and take on fuel at NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. We were almost out of JP and approaching runway cross winds that was blowing us off approach. Unfortunately, we only had enough fuel to make one more try then to ditch. Never so scared in my life. Pilot LCDR Jose Sullivan slamed plane on runway and we spent the night before heading to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Great job saving all aboard!
Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 8:11 pm.
Shipmate  KERR, CDR Tim
I served with VP-22 (11/1982-11/1985) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in W/C 210, VP-31 (12/1985-05/1988) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-93 (01/1989-12/1993) at NAF Detroit, Michigan and received a Commission (12/1993), Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve NCIS Command 1274 (12/2008-11/2011) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Executive Officer U.S. European Command 0592 (12/2011-11/2013) at NAF Detroit, Michigan, Commanding Officer ONI (12/2013-11/2015) at St. Louis, MO and currently assigned in Washington D.C. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 at 4:40 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,760 [09MAR2016] through 18,780 [22MAR2015]

E-Mail Updated  WEIZENEGGER, AW2(SS1) Mark
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 10:42 pm.
Shipmate  ROBERTS, AO1 Don
I served with VP-1 (1976-1979) flying as a member of Crew-6.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 10:18 am.
E-Mail Updated  WEAVER, Bill "Will"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 7:43 pm.
Mishaps  VP-50 Mishap - March 21st, 1991
As Senator Kennedy told me - as time passes you think of them less, but each/every time you do, it hurts as much as the first time. I can vouch for this being so very true. I always think about my son LT(jg) David G. Chaikin.
Richard Chaikin
Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 5:48 pm.
Shipmate  MORENO, ADR1 Eduardo
I served with VP-50 (1967-1969) and claiming disability compensation. I have heart problems, kidney problems and Parkinson's Disease. Am having problem proving I was in NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I see there are other people having the same problem. Is anyone able to help? Any help would be appreciated.
Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 12:54 pm.
Shipmate  KOCH, William A.
I served with VP-893 (1962-1966) as a Radio Operator.
Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 11:35 am.
Shipmate  QUINN, PT2 William
I served with VAP-61 (01/1967-11/1968) at NAS Agana, Guam with a detachments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam and USS Enterprise (CV-6). I retired from the USAF (E-7) in 1998 and worked for the USDA Forest Service. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 1:17 am.
Shipmate  LOCKHART, AK3 Robert "Bob"
I served aboard the USS Randolph (CV-15) out of NAS Norfolk, Virginia, VAW-114 (1970-03/1971) aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and FASU (Fleet Air Support Unit) at U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. There were only twelve of us supporting a small 3 plane detachment of P-3C's out of PI.
Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 4:20 pm.
Shipmate  THORNTON, Kenneth S.
I served with the US Army 1st Radio Research Company (06/1968-09/1969) and flew as a Plane Captain.
Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 8:32 pm.
Shipmate  ROBERTS, Don "Robbie"
I served with VP-49 (06/1972-08/1975) with a deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. CDR Funderburk was our skipper.
Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 8:05 pm.
Shipmate  KIDD, E5 David A.
I served with the US Army 1st Radio Research Company (12/1970-07/1972) at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and flew as Plane Captain aboard the P2 and then to Phu Bai as Sgt of Guard of Army Airstrip there.
Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 4:43 pm.
Shipmate  MINK, Bryan
I served with VP-30 (1972-1975) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland on the flight line. I can remember Bill Outland, Ron Grodi, Jack McNeil and Bruce Lappen. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 5:30 am.
Shipmate  MERCADO, Angel
I served with VQ-1 (1986-1989) at NAS Agana, Guam. Started as undesignated Airman, worked in the BEQ and the Line Division then went to PR "A" School at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey. I returned to VQ-1 and worked at the AIMD Paraloft until I went back home and into college. I remember going to the E Club to watch Superbowl 21! Its been a while!
Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 9:04 am.
Shipmate  HUGHES, Jim
I served with VR-1 (1951-1954) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Worked in the Electric Shop on the R5D, a href="aircraft.html">R4D and later the a href="aircraft.html">EC-121. I also played on the VR-1 basketball team for three years where we won base championship.
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 12:12 pm.
Memorial  HIGGINS, Ed
My father, Ed Higgins, passed away 1993. Dad served as a Radioman with VPB-130 in 1943.
John Higgins
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 8:32 pm.
Shipmate  GABE, AO2 John
I served with VP-60.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 9:03 pm.
Shipmate  JAMES, LCDR H. Wynne
I served with VP-5 (1968-1972) with deployments to NAS Bermuda (1969), NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1970) and NS Rota, Spain (1971) flying as a TACCO principally with crew PPC and CO Big George Barker and VP-62 (1972-1975). I survived both squadrons with Shipmate Jerry Kivett.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 6:07 pm.
Shipmate  GREENE, AN Robert
I served with VP-44 (09/1955-09/1957) and flew with Crew-12 as a Radio Operator. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 3:28 pm.
Shipmate  ALEXANDER, CDR Douglas USNR Retired
I served with VP-5 (1982-1985) with deployments to NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Sigonella, Sicily and transitioned to Naval Intelligence and went active for "Desert Storm" aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60). I would like to hear from former Shipmates including John Gabrielle, Bob Franco and CDR Mark Baldy.
Monday, March 14th, 2016 at 4:02 pm.
Shipmate  NYHOLT, Eli
I served with VPB-206 and VPB-212.
Sunday, March 13th, 2016 at 9:21 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,740 [12FEB2016] through 18,760 [09MAR2016]

Reunion  VP-18 Reunion (April 8-10, 2016)
VP-18 is holding their Reunion (possibly their last) on April 8-10, 2016 at Jacksonville, FL. You can contact me via email and I will provide you with the sign up information or refer you to the Reunion chairman, Captain Bob Hall. This may be the last time to meet fellow VP-18 "Flying Phantom" Shipmates that you served with and meet fellow Shipmates that you never met.
NEU, AMS2 Bob
Wednesday, March 09th, 2016 at 10:16 pm.
Shipmate  STRUBE, AMH2 Tim
I served with VP-56 (1969-1972). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, March 09th, 2016 at 8:20 pm.
Memorial  PARRISH, AMM3C William Roy
My father, AMM3C William Roy Parrish, passed away August 15th, 1971 and is buried in Mathis, TX. Dad served with VPB-106 in Samar, P.I. and his CO was LCDR L.R. Whitacker, VPB-21, VP-111, VP-HL-11 and flew missions to Shanghai and Tsingtao in 1946. Dad also spend time at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, NAS Pensacola, Florida and NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida before leaving the Navy.
Dennis Parrish
Wednesday, March 09th, 2016 at 4:09 pm.
Shipmate  EDWARDS, CPO Harry L. Retired
I served with VP-19 (1964-1968) and flew with CDR North. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, March 09th, 2016 at 4:00 pm.
Shipmate  FORTNEY, CTM1 James "Jim" Retired
I served with FASRON-107 (1956-1957).
Tuesday, March 08th, 2016 at 7:41 am.
Shipmate  BESSETTE, Roger
I served with VP-18 (1957-1960) (Air Intelligence Officer) in Maintenance for 2years then general assignments upstairs.
Monday, March 07th, 2016 at 9:09 pm.
Shipmate  YOUNG, PR2 Kenneth
I served aboard NAS Dallas, Texas (1864-1968) and worked in the Parachute Shop.
Saturday, March 05th, 2016 at 3:11 pm.
Shipmate  BERG, Captain Peter Retired
Reported to VP-7 (NAS Brunswick, Maine) as an Ensign in 1959 and retired as the Commander of Patrol Wing 5 in 1984. Several more tours in NAS Brunswick, Maine - VP-10, Commander Fleet Air Wing 3, Commanding Officer VP-26, and Chief Staff Officer CPW-5. Instructor tours in VT-3 (T-28s) at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida and VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. And 3 years in Iceland as Chief Staff Officer for ComFairKeflavik (CFK). All tours involved flight ops (26 years) and finished with over 8000 pilot hours.
Wednesday, March 02nd, 2016 at 11:33 am.
Shipmate  LITTLEFIELD, AMEAN Gerald D. "Rocky" "Rick"
I served with VP-42 (1959-1961) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I worked in Administration & Communications and was Duty Driver. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 2:15 pm.
Mishaps  VP-8 Mishap - January 30th, 1963
I was an ATC reporting as Avionics Chief at Test Pilot School NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in Jamuary 1963 and living temprairilly at The California trailor court California Md. I was living next to AT1 Jack Kahler. We both were leaving for work and I said: How are you doing Kahler and he said "we are serching for the Thresher today". I went to work and later that day heard that his aircraft was lost with all hands. His family immediatly left and that is the last that we ever had contact.
HOOVER, ATCS Don
Sunday, February 28th, 2016 at 7:52 pm.
Shipmate  MILOT, AT Bob
I served with VP-10 (05/1960-08/1963) with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland (01-06/1961). I flew as a Radioman and finally 1st Tech with Crew-3.
Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at 11:53 pm.
Shipmate  HERONEN, John
I served with VP-774 (1962-1968) at NAS Los Alamitos, California and flew with Crew-4.
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 6:18 pm.
Shipmate  WARD, Frank
I served with VP-22 (08/1957-05/1960) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Iwakuni, Japan.
Monday, February 22nd, 2016 at 8:01 pm.
E-Mail Updated  DAVIS, YN Wilfred A. "Davis"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, February 22nd, 2016 at 2:37 pm.
Shipmate  HUGGLER, AMS3 Ron
I served with VP-48 (1972-1975).
Sunday, February 21st, 2016 at 11:44 pm.
Shipmate  FRYE, ATN Mike
I served with VP-742 (1965) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida before shipping regular. Looking for a VP-742 patch or source for a reproduction. Does anyone remember the tail code and hull colors?
Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 4:13 pm.
Shipmate  FUQUQY, Thomas W.
I served aboard NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1963-1964) in AMD - Avionics and Technical Publications.
Friday, February 19th, 2016 at 3:03 pm.
Shipmate  HENDRICKS, LT(jg) Melvin Elton
I served with VAW-12 (1959-1961) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia with deployments aboard the USS Randolph (CV-15) and USS Valley Forge (CV-45).
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 4:24 pm.
Shipmate  CEGELIS, William V.
I served with ATU-614 at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas.
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 4:06 pm.
Memorial  BOISSONNEAULT, CWO3 Al
My father, CWO3 Al Boissonneault, passed away January 6, 2015 and was interred at National Arlington Cemetery on September 29, 2015. Dad served with VP-92, VR-51, VP-69 and VAQ-137. I would like to hear from those who served with him and stories/pictures you may have.
CDR Kevin Boissonneault
Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 12:43 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,720 [20JAN2016] through 18,740 [12FEB2016]

Shipmate  GUERIN, Lee
I served with VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.
Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 8:42 am.
E-Mail Updated  COCKROFT, CAPTAIN Irving G. "Moe"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 4:25 pm.
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.
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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.
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