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E-Mail Updated  SMITH, Donald M.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 10:04 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,620 [11MAY2015] through 18,640 [29MAY2015]

Memorial  NORTON, Craig S. "T"
I must sandly report that Craig S. Norton suddenly passed away from a heart-attack almost 3 years ago. Craig served with VP-48 (1977-1980) and was a VP-31 FRAMP Instructor. His family were/are devistated by the loss.
MICHAELSEN, YN2 Jahna "Banana"
Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 6:06 am.
Shipmate  MICHAELSEN, YN2 Jahna "Banana"
I served with VP-31 (1980-1983).
Friday, May 29th, 2015 at 6:06 am.
Shipmate  MILLER, AT1 Kenton Retired
I served with VP-48 at NAS Moffett Field, California as a FE, Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF) NAS Alameda, California, VP-40 at NAS Moffett Field, California, Naval Air Maintenance TRAining DETachment (NAMTRADET) 1012 at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and retired in 1995.
Thursday, May 28th, 2015 at 7:13 pm.
Shipmate  CONWELL, Frank
I served with VP-23 (11/1961-02/1963) in the Airframes Shop (night check).
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 7:26 pm.
Shipmate  FLEDDERMAN, CPO Ronald C. Retired
I served with the Navy Motion Picture Service (NMPS) at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Naval Correspondence Course Center (NCCC) at Brooklyn and Scotia, New York, VP-7 (1960-1963) NAS Brunswick, Maine and NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VW-4 (1964-1966) at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR then changed NAS Jacksonville, Florida, NS Charleston, SC (1966-1970), VQ-2 (1970-1974) at NS Rota, Spain, VT-23 (1974-1966) and retired from Naval Service.
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at 5:46 pm.
Shipmate  WALKLEY, Robert
I served with VAP-61 (1968-1970). Now living in Townsville Australia since 1972. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 6:14 am.
Shipmate  WYATT, AT3(AW) Josh
I served with VAW-115 (1991-1995) with CAG-5. I currently live in Dallas, TX and working for Texas Instruments as NFC/RFID Apps Manager.
Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 11:32 am.
Shipmate  PETERSON, CDR Roy "Pete" Retired
I enlisted in 1968. I earned my AC wings at NAS Lemoore, California as a helicopter rescue crewman, fly rescue mission in the Sierra Nevada mountains. After two years of shore duty, I received orders to VP-11 as an AT-2. I went through VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland trained as in IFT, but when I arrived at the squadron I found out that if I wanted to fly I have to be a radioman. No problem let me fly. I made the short notice deploy to WesPac with VP-11 July-Nov 1972 operating from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. After a, very short stint as a civilian, I returned to active duty and changed my rate to AW. After AW "A" school and another pass throught the RAG, I reported to VP-44. Flying the oldest P-3A as SS2 then SS1 I made two deployment NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Bermuda between 1974-1977 making AW1 along the way. I followed that tour with two years at TSC NAS Sigonella, Sicily, where I really learned acoustic analyis from some great AW's. AW1 Mike Stokes, AWC Al Cox, AWC Mike Cantor and AWC Mel Watkin a great acoustic analyist and one of the best leaders I had in my naval career. En route to shore duty at Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland by way of VP-30 I was selected for AWC and was intiated in 1979. A couple of weeks later, I found out I'd been select for an a commission as an Aviation Operations LDO Ensign. My shore duty was cut short and after knife and fork school, I to the USS Ranger, in NS Subic Bay, Philippines for an 8 month deployment to the Indian Ocean. Working in the ASW Module a was promoted to LT(jg) on my second deployment to the Indian Ocean. After 2 years 2 months and 1 day I departed USS Ranger to NAVAVSCHCOM NAS Pensacola, Florida for training as a Naval Flight Officer. VP-10 at NATU Mather Airforce Base, VP-31 and I found myself in Hawaii as an LT NavCom in VP-1, CAC-6. Under the leadership of LT Frank Dombrowski, I quickly qualified as a TC. After a split deployment to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan / NAF Misawa, Japan I earned my Mission Commander designation and a JO crew. Select for the College Degree Program (CDP), with the help of the XO CDR Zambernardi, I made the very hard decision to forgo another VP-1 deployment and took orders to New Hampshire College. Completeing my BS degree in 9 months, transferred to Commander Patrol Wings Atlantic (CPWL) where I was the Aircrew Training Officer. A great job in a great location 1987-1991. From there it was time for my fourth patrol squadron. After my 5th time through the RAG, I reported to VP-8 as a LCDR Department Head. Two deployments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and all the det sites, I stretched this tour as long as I could, knowing that as an AW/LDO this was my last active duty squadron. It was a good tour (Tiger, Tiger) and I flew with them from Oct 1991 until June 1995, picking up my P-3 5000 hour pin along the way. Shore duty followed as the Director of Training, Fleet Aviation Specialized Training Group Atlantic (FASO). It was a very interesting job with schools in NAS Brunswick, Maine, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Mayport, plus all the Marine air stations, not to mention SERE. We worked hard to keep up with all the changes in tmissions, new technology and the impacts on flight crew training. My last tour 1999-2002 was as XO of NAS Souda Bay, Crete, Greece where I retired with over 5500 hours in the P-3 and over 33 years active service. It was a great career. At my retirement ceremony, I was piped ashore then back aboard our 42' sloop Brilliant, where my bride Stephanie spent 5 years cruising the Med, crossing the Atlantic in 2006, the Caribbean, then the US East Coast until last year when we moved ashore in Florida.
Monday, May 25th, 2015 at 10:49 pm.
Shipmate  HILL, Woody
I served with VX-6 (1964-1966) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I participated in Operationd Deep Freeze as a Crew aboard the U-1B with Wayne Shattick. I also played football for the Quonset Airbees.
Monday, May 25th, 2015 at 2:55 pm.
Shipmate  PINK, ATR2 James
I served with VP-28 (1963-1966).
Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 3:34 pm.
Shipmate  GALLAWAY, Rick
I served with VP-26 (1962-1964) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NAS Key West, Florida, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Bermuda.
Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 3:24 pm.
Shipmate  SMALL, ADJ2 Michael
I served with VP-11 (1971-1975) as 2nd Mechanic with Crews 1, 2 and 3.
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 at 10:05 pm.
Shipmate  LOCKHART, ATN3 Joe
I served with AEWBarRonPac (07/1963-06/1965) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VP-19 (07/1965-07/1966) flying with Crew-10 as a Radioman. I established the radio operators training department shortly after arriving.
Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 11:57 pm.
Memorial  McNALLY, Robert P.
My Dad, Robert P McNally, served with VC-61 (1947-1951). I would love to hear from any Dad's former Shipmates.
James McNally
Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 5:59 pm.
Shipmate  HOLT, PN3 Terry L.
I served with VP-2 (01/1956-08/1958).
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 2:31 pm.
Memorial  DAVIDS, AD2 Bob
AD2 Bob Davids passed away on Sunday, May 18th at Noon. He was regular Navy assigned to VP-661 during the Korean Conflict (1950-1952). He performed his duties on the engines in an excellent manner, especially the propeller control problems. Have a smooth final patrol, Bob!
HOUCHENS, Jack
Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 10:53 pm.
Shipmate  BENSON, AD2 William T.
I served with FASRON-120 (10/1954-11/1956) at and worked in EBU shops 1 and 2 and Drone F6F Shop at NAS Point Mugu, California.
Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 2:41 pm.
Shipmate  HALL, ADR3/AZ3 Verne
I served with VR-21 Detachment (04/1963-04/1965) DET Japan. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at 7:29 pm.
NoticeI served with FAW-10 and made two detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (1967 & 1968). Need help with my Agent Orange Claim (TDY makes case difficult to prove). Thanks for any help.
Donald Dawson
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 6:20 pm.
Shipmate  WILLIAMS, AT Harry
I served with VR-5 (1956-Disestablishment) at NAS Moffett Field, California and VFAW-3 (1973).
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 12:44 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,600 [15APR2015] through 18,620 [11MAY2015]

Shipmate  WHITLEY, AT2 Dennis
I served with VP-10 (1984-1987) with deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, May 11th, 2015 at 11:31 am.
Shipmate  WOODS, PR1 John J. Retired
I served with VP-10 (1997-2001) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Saturday, May 09th, 2015 at 10:28 pm.
Shipmate  O'DONNELL, Ray
I served with VP-47 (1957-1960).
Saturday, May 09th, 2015 at 2:20 pm.
Shipmate  WOLD, ADJ2 Kevin
I served with VP-23 (1972-1975) with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (twice) and Operation Springboard (NS Roosevelt Roads, PR). I was discharged 11/1975. I would love to from former Shipmates especially Jim Korth (Giant), Terry Long and Mike May.
Friday, May 08th, 2015 at 4:09 pm.
Shipmate  MARTIN, AT Gary
I served with VQ-2 (1961-1963) and was a crew member aboard the A3D.
Wednesday, May 06th, 2015 at 1:35 am.
Shipmate  PINHO, Joseph M.
I served with VP-6 (1970-1972) and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Tuesday, May 05th, 2015 at 4:09 pm.
E-Mail Updated  VanCLEAVE, AMS1 Forrest L.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Tuesday, May 05th, 2015 at 12:05 pm.
E-Mail Updated  BROCK, PNC Darrell E.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, May 04th, 2015 at 2:34 pm.
E-Mail Updated  YAREMCHUK, AM Nick Jr.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, May 02nd, 2015 at 5:01 pm.
Shipmate  ADAMS, Gerald C. Retired
I served with VP-49 (04/1960-1963) at NAS Bermuda. Enlisted in the Navy in April 1956 and retired July 1, 1975.
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 12:50 am.
Shipmate  MOORE, John
I served with VP-65 (1970's) with a deployment to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.
Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 3:27 pm.
E-Mail Updated  PITTMAN, AE3 Joseph R. "Joe"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at 9:19 pm.
E-Mail Updated  THOMAS, ATC Fred E.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 5:28 pm.
E-Mail Updated  ZIMMER, John
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 6:27 pm.
Reunion  VP-94 Reunion (April 25th, 2015)
Annual Texas gethering of VP-94 at John Fussell, Saturday April 25th, 2015. For more information contact Denny Norris via 3-mail or (469)693-3091.
NORRIS, CWO4 Denny
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 4:25 pm.
Notice  My Dad, Al "Homer" Jones, served with VP-84 during WW2 as a FE. His pilot was Mr. Davis. I would like a picture of what the squaderon patch looked like. If anyone could do this it would be great. By the way Al "Homer" Jones is 97 years old and still with us.
A.W. Jones Jr.
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at 10:18 am.
Shipmate  BARR, AMHC/AC Willie C. Retired
I served with VXE-6 (08/1970-08/1974. I worked in Airframes and Flight Crew.
Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 8:06 pm.
Shipmate  HANSEN, David
I served with VP-11 (1970-1972) and worked on the Flight Line.
Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 4:58 pm.
E-Mail Updated  McCULLOUGH, Don
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at 1:32 pm.
Shipmate  MATTERN, ABCM James E. "Jim" Retired
I served with FASRON-200 Special (1956-1960) at Blackbushe, England in the Air Cargo Unit. I flew aboard the R4D's as a loadmaster, mainly with the AP's including Chief Pomroy. I lived in Camberley, Surrey for the duration. Like most at the time I married an English girl and left there with a baby boy. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 7:23 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,580 [13MAR2015] through 18,600 [15APR2015]

Mishaps  VP-51/VP-101 Mishap - March 3rd, 1943
I am a retired Army sergeant first class and the grandnephew of AOM2 Anthony Cortese, reported as missing on March 5, 1943. His death card lists him as presumed dead on December 10, 1945, and having been assigned to VP-102. I believe this is incorrect, and that he may have been onboard a PB4Y-1 with bureau number 31946 or 31947, both of which were lost on March 3, 1945 along with 31950 belonging to VP-101. Pacific Wrecks lists all three, but no crew names for 31946 or 31947. If anyone can point me to the crew rosters, I'd really like to help close the loop on this important part of my family's history. My grandmother died never knowing what happened to her brother, and she was a Navy hospital corpsman when he went missing.
Keith Ciancio
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 4:53 pm.
Shipmate  FEINSTEIN, FCC Chuck Retired
I served with ASWOC (1981-1983) at NAS Sigonella, Sicily in the Research Department and retired in 1998. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 1:31 am.
Shipmate  TUCKER, Lance "Chris"
I served with VP-66 (2001-2005).
Thursday, April 09th, 2015 at 7:46 pm.
Shipmate  MATERN, Steve
I served with VP-11 (1977-1981) as a IFT on Crew-1. Trying to locate Shipmate AW David Crosley.
Tuesday, April 07th, 2015 at 10:25 pm.
Shipmate  HARPER, AK1 Toni "Queen Snake"
I served with VP-60 (12/1979-06/1981). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Tuesday, April 07th, 2015 at 2:33 pm.
Notice  I am looking for contact information on LT Jim Cottingham who served with VP-46 (Crew-5) during the late 1960's. Thanks.
LT John Cahoon
Monday, April 06th, 2015 at 1:37 am.
Shipmate  HELMS, Charles R.
I served with VP-5 (07/1973-05/1976).
Sunday, April 05th, 2015 at 1:51 pm.
Shipmate  LAMB, AT Jim
I served with VQ-1 (1970-1971) at NAS Atsugi, Japan with deployments to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines.
Friday, April 03rd, 2015 at 9:11 pm.
Shipmate  GUMULAUSKI, Cheryl
I served with VP-50 (1989-06/1992).
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 7:52 pm.
Shipmate  FEYO, ADR3 Jack
I served with VP-2 (1962-1963) at NAS Adak, Alaska.
Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 2:29 am.
Shipmate  TROTTA, Mario
I served with VR-23 at NAS Atsugi, Japan.
Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 8:38 am.
Mishaps  VP-50 Mishap - March 21st, 1991
Looking for family members of the VP-50 Crew who lost thier lives in a tragic plane crash (SEE: VP-50 In Memorial for lost friends March 21st, 1991) in American Samoa on Flag Day, April 17, 1980. We are holding a small ceremony this Flag Day to honor their memory and service to our people and country. It has been 35 years since that crash. Please email me.
Mike
Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 10:18 pm.
Shipmate  COLTRAIN, AVCM James "Chooch" Retired
I served with VP-11 (1977-1981) as a IFT aboard Crew-11 (Zoo Crew), VAQ, Force Warfare, Special Projects at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and retired AVCM in 1999.
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 9:11 am.
Shipmate  JOHNSON, AT1(AC)(AW) Willie J. "Chilly Willie" Retired
I served in the Magazine Area (08/1969) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VF-53 (1972-1974) at NAS Miramar, California with a WESTPAC deployments aboard CVA-31, VA-87 (1973-1974) at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, VQ-1 (05/1983-05/1986) at NAS Agana, Guam, HT-18 (05/1986-05/1990) at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, VPU-2 (06/90-1993) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Key West, Florida (06/1993-05/1997) with Security Police and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 12:08 pm.
E-Mail Updated  WILCOX, PNC Clyde
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 8:40 pm.
Shipmate  MORRISON, AK3 Robert
I served with VR-22 (1953-10/1955) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I served as a Ships Master on the Great Lakes for 50 years.
Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 5:33 pm.
Memorial  VP-50 March 21st, 1991
I would like to post a memory for the aviators/airmen of VP-50 Crews 2 & 11 (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends March 21st, 1991). One of those killed was Dorsey Owens Jr. He was my classmate at NAS Pensacola, Florida, we were at Memphis together (he was an AT I believe; I was an AW), and classmates at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (SERE) and NAS Moffett Field, California. Just a couple nights before, a bunch of us were drinking coffee and playing cards. At night's end, we shook hands, told each other "be safe" and left. It was the last time I saw him. He was a good friend and he is still missed today. He was only 19 and it was his rookie flight.
Wade H. Booth
Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at 10:47 am.
Memorial  PATTON, E. Douglas
My father, E. Douglas Patton, passed June 23, 1993 at 78 years of age. Dad served as a aviator with VPB-204 in WWII.
Susan Hamersky
Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 2:31 am.
Shipmate  HOLDEN, AM3 Kenneth L.
I served with VP-23 (08/1960-08/1963) with a deployment to the Island of Malta. I married my wife of 56 years this April 28th at 5:30 in the afternoon on the Island of Malta and was discharged December 10th, 1959.
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 6:35 pm.
Shipmate  ALLISON, Thomas L. Jr
I served with VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska (1958). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Sunday, March 15th, 2015 at 9:17 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,560 [08FEB2015] through 18,580 [13MAR2015]

Shipmate  GIBSON, ADR3 Jess
I served with VP-31 (08/1960-08/1963) working in Power Plants, Beach Crew, AOU Specialist and Tool Room.
Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 7:14 pm.
E-Mail Updated  EYBERGEN, AWC Christian
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 10:48 am.
Shipmate  PETERE, Scott
I served with VP-22 (1985-1988) and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Monday, March 09th, 2015 at 10:26 pm.
Mishaps  VP-10 Mishap - March 15th, 1973
I was on the VP-44 aircraft that found the crash site of the VP-10 Mishap (March 15th, 1973). I was on the AIRLANT NATOPS Team as the SS3 Evaluator. We had flown in the then numbered LD-2 the day before doing a tube NATOPS check. When I was in VP-10, six years before this mishap, this aircraft was numbered LD-6, and it was assigned to my crew, Crew 6. I had many flight hours in this aircrft.
CDR David FAY
Thursday, March 05th, 2015 at 9:35 pm.
Mishaps  VP-19 Mishap - September 4th, 1954
My father, CDR John Booth WAYNE, was the pilot of VP-19's P2V Neptune that was shot down over the Sea of Japan by Russian Migs during The Cold War on September 4th, 1954. Does anyone have a story to share or know the whereabouts of Ensign Reid's widow?
Catherine Tanner
Thursday, March 05th, 2015 at 9:13 pm.
Shipmate  SEEGRAVES, AD2 Darrell
I served with VR-6 (05/1951-05/1955) at Westover AFB Chicopee, Massachusetts. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Wednesday, March 04th, 2015 at 11:47 am.
Mishaps  VP-19 Mishap - September 4th, 1954
My father, ADC Paul Roger Mulhollem, was aboard VP-19 P2V Neptune that was shot down over the Sea of Japan by Russian Migs during The Cold War on September 4th, 1954. 10 were aboard, 9 survived and ENSIGN Paul Reid, who we consider a hero, was lost when he push out "another life raft" and "ordered" my dad out of the sinking plane. He said "Get out Chief - that's an order" and as he did so relunctantly, the plane went down "like a rock" taking ENSIGN Paul Reid with it. We have been in touch with the Pilot's daughter, who was also looking for answers about ENSIGN Paul Reid, and the whereabouts of his surviving family members. I recently (yesterday) received an answer to an e-mail from one of his rescuers' (although ordered back due to too many Russian Migs being in the area) remembers the incident well, and gave me an address listed in a Ship's records (found in the ships book called "A Tale of a Tiger") as 3220 Burlington Blvd, Arlington Virginia. If anyone has a copy of the book, the daughter of Captain John Wayne (yes that was his name) would like to know about it. So please email me if you have any information that would allow her and us (Britts Mom is still living in Oceanside, CA age 94 and of sound mind, and body, golfing as often as she can find a partner) to thank the family of ENSIGN Paul Reid for saving ADC Paul Roger Mulhollem's life.
Britt McKinley Mulhollem
Tuesday, March 03rd, 2015 at 8:44 am.
Shipmate  MARZO, AD3 Joe Di
I served with VR-6 (05/1952-07/1953) at Westover AFB Chicopee, MA with a detachment to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco (07/1953-07/1954).
Sunday, March 01st, 2015 at 5:18 pm.
Shipmate  OWENS, AWC Richard Retired
I served with VP-48 (1980-1983) and VP-40 (1991-1994 and 1997-2000).
Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 9:18 pm.
Shipmate  SNELL, Ralph M.
I served with VP-761 (04/1956-02/1957) in the reserves and active duty at NAS Midway Island.
Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 7:43 pm.
Shipmate  MILLER, AW2 Mike
I served with VP-40 (1972-1975) with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan (1972/1973) with Crew-12 and again (1974) with Crew-11.
Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 12:00 pm.
Shipmate  GRAHAM, AK1 Dee Retired
I served with VP-44 (10/1969-10/1971), NATTC NAS Jacksonville, Florida (10/1971-07/1973), VP-92 (07/1976-02/1979), NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts (02/1979-07/1980), NAS Alameda, California and NAS Moffett Field, California (07/1982-12/1995).
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 5:05 pm.
Reunion  VP-48 Reunion
VP-48 will be having their Squadron Reunion September 30th through October 4th, 2015 in San Antonio, TX. Further information available on http://www.vp48.org/.
ANDERSON, AX2 Lee "Andy"
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 2:34 pm.
Shipmate  DONOVAN, CAPTAIN Tom Retired
I served with VT-1, VT-2 (1976-1978), VP-56 (1978-1981), VP-30 (1981-1984) deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and UNITAS, VPU-1 (1984-1986) at NAS Brunswick, Maine, VP-6 (1986-1988) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, Naval War College (1988-1990), United States Forces Japan 1990-1992) at Yakota AFB, VT-28 (1992-1994) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas as XO and CO, CNO Staff in the Pentagon, Washington, DC (1994-1999) and retired. Currently working at the Autodesk, Inc. in Arlington VA.
Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 2:42 pm.
Shipmate  BURNETT, CDR Joe Retired
I served with VP-48 (1974-1977) with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Agana, Guam, NAF Misawa, Japan and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines as Nav/Comm - TACCO - Crew-3 - Crew-9, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (ASW Test Directorate), ASWOC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Monterey, CA, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV-51) - Naval Aviation Maintenance Plans & Policy and the Global Positioning System Logistics Support Program Office at Robins AFB GA.
Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 1:49 pm.
Shipmate  McNAMARA, Shaun
I served with VXE-6 (1981-1985) and worked in the Helo Division.
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 10:58 pm.
Shipmate  KATZ, Dennis J.
I served with FAETUPAC (09/1966-11/1966) in the First LT Division.
Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 at 3:59 am.
E-Mail Updated  JERASA, CWO4 Ron "Gunner"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 11:22 pm.
E-Mail Updated  WADLE, ATN2 Maurice "Mike"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at 10:54 pm.
Shipmate  HERKERT, LCDR Richard "Dick" Retired
I served with VQ-1 (1953-1955) Det Alpha NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1955-1957) as AT2, Instructor CIC School (1957-1960) as ATC, USS Union (AKA-106) as Ensign (1960-1962), VP-46 (1962-1964) as NFO, ASWOC/TSC (1967-1971) and retired.
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 10:12 pm.
Guestbook Entries 18,540 [22JAN2015] through 18,560 [08FEB2015]

Notice  I served with VP-4 (1965-1969) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Does anyone have something to show proof we had booths in the ground in Vietnam? I worked in galley in NAM in 1968 and the person running the gallyey at the time was LT Tom from Kalihi, HI.
Norman Medeiros
Sunday, February 08th, 2015 at 5:13 pm.
Mishaps  VP-47 Mishap - December 26th, 1952
My father, LT(jg) Wayne E Bancroft, was flying aboard a VP-47 PBM on December 26th, 1952 when his aircraft experienced engine failure and they crashed into the Sea of Japan off the East Coast of Korea. There were 14 on board and 10 perished (including my father).
Wayne E Bancroft, Jr.
Saturday, February 07th, 2015 at 10:30 pm.
Mishaps  VP-26 Mishap - September 29th, 1958
Update on VP-26 mishap (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends Crew "Lost at Sea" September 29th, 1958) involving my Dad's death. First, thank you all for your kindness while I look for more people who knew Dad. Many squadron members have been helpful. I just found out that the entire plane was reassembled in NAS Brunswick, Maine and is now in storage in CA! At least I now know the plane is not in the bay! Thank you so much!
Jane Tannich
Saturday, February 07th, 2015 at 5:08 pm.
Shipmate  DAVIS, Rich
I served with VP-17 (04/1976-10/1980) flying as a IFT with Crew-5 and Crew-11.
Friday, February 06th, 2015 at 6:32 pm.
Shipmate  MOYER, Ralph D.
I served with AEWBarRonPac (04/1960-08/1962).
Wednesday, February 04th, 2015 at 7:39 pm.
Shipmate  SCHRECK, AX3 Laurence
I served with VP-28 (1968-1969) and flew with Crew-6.
Tuesday, February 03rd, 2015 at 1:38 am.
Shipmate  KEATING, AT Steve
I served with VP-66 (1972-1977) in Work Center 210.
Monday, February 02nd, 2015 at 10:28 pm.
E-Mail Updated  SCHNECKENBURGER, ADR3 Douglas "Shake"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Saturday, January 31st, 2015 at 9:38 pm.
E-Mail Updated  CORCORAN, Bob
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 1:56 pm.
Shipmate  WEITLAUF, Joseph "Fred"
I served with VP-731 / VP-48 (1951-1953) and flew with Crew-8.
Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 3:45 pm.
Shipmate  CORCORAN, Bob
I served with VT-27 (1961-1962) at NAAS New New Iberia, Louisiana. I worked on the line crew and was a mule driver on early morning hauling the fan cart to the end of the runway for student pilots to practise touch and goes.
Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 2:30 pm.
Shipmate  POOLE, ADCS Charles Retired
I served with VA-42 (1991), VP-23, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania, VP-24, CPW-11, VP-56 and retired in 1991.
Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 8:59 am.
History  In reference to Last A.S.W. Equipped Flying P2V Neptune also also served with VP-18 and is in my logbook several times. It still has plates covering the "SARA" antenna attachment holes used in early Project Mercury recoveries. I informed the museum of this and for a while they corrected their website, but since have taken it down. When I was there it was in need of extensive corrosion control! I served as PPC in VP-18 (1959-1961) and VP-24 (1964-1966).
L. C. Beck
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 5:09 pm.
Shipmate  WERGIN, AMS1 Carl Retired
I served with VP-26 (10/1957-06/1960) and worked in Metal Shop.
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 12:22 am.
Shipmate  SZALKOWSKI, Mike "Ski"
I served with VP-18 (11/1963-03/1967) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with deployments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Looking for Donnie L. Russell.
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 1:04 pm.
Shipmate  LAMBERT, Harrell
I served with VP-731 (1960).
Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at 12:56 pm.
Shipmate  MILLER, AO2 JC
I served with VX-4 (1980-1982). I am looking for Shipmate named Cathy Wajdoeack(sp).
Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 4:14 pm.
Shipmate  WALKO, James
I served with VP-24 (1971-1973).
Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 10:13 am.
Shipmate  SILANO, AEM2 Alfred A.
I served with VR-1 and Naval Air Transport (NATS) (07/1944-05/1946) . I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 1:27 am.
Shipmate  CRAIG, Gerald W.
I served with VP-21 (1967-1969).
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at 3:21 pm.
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