VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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Memorial Picture "...ABBEY, Warren Presley...My Father, Warren Presley Abbey, served with VP-741 (I believe in Ordinance) until his death in 1967. I am hoping to contact those who served with him or their Sons or Daughters if possible...Warren Michael Abbey herescloud@comcast.net..." [07SEP2004]

Memorial Picture "...ABEL, Paul F...My father, Paul F. Abel, passed in April 2003. My father was a pilot in VP-34 flying out of NAS Trinidad, British West Indies in late 1940's-early 1950's. Looking for Shipmates who can recount a short rememberance of common experiences with my father. Paul F. Abel, Jr. paul.abel@us.army.mil..." [12OCT2007]

Memorial Picture "...ABENDSCHEIN, C.W. "Bill" or "Skip"...Shipmate Pix...I was also saddened to learn of the recent death of my Godfather, a retired ADRC who drilled at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan in the 50's and 60's. His name was C.W. "Bill" or "Skip" Abendschein, late of Brookville Florida. He was 75. Obviously older than our Executioner Alumni. But I'm passing this along in case you may know someone who he drilled with, in the HU/HS units at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan. (Jerry Lach was a young pup out there at this time frame). Bill flew and worked on the Piasecki HUP's and H-34's at the predecessor to our NAF Detroit, Michigan. He had also drilled earlier at NARU Niagara Falls NY, there working on PB4Y-2 Privateers. During WW2 he was an FE/Gunner on the Navys' dual ruddered version of the PB4Y-1 Liberator, with VPB-101 (The Odins). Let me tell you, he had some hair raising tales of low level bombing/strafing runs on Japanese shipping. They also flew POW food relief missions, later in the war. I'm scheduled to do the eulogy at a local memorial in Buffalo on Thursday 8-8. The research for the speach has been very interesting, in that I've learned quite a bit about VPB-101's unit war record. Unfortunatly individual crew and personal info is getting very hard, and harder to come by for the obvious reasons. This gent was one of my inspirations to join the Navy. Nobody looked sharper to me, when I'd see him come and go for drill weekends in those Khackis or Blues. Did any of us, leave such an impression on a youngster? I've attached a picture of the Chief with a VERY MUCH younger "White Buffalo", just so all can have a good laugh. Bill would appreciate a good laugh as well! The photo is from 1960 or 61. Regards to all! MOTTERN, AW1 Carl Retired cfmottern@yahoo.com..." [05AUG2002]

Memorial Picture "...ABBOTT, James Daniel "Danny"...I happily stumbled across this marvelous site, and wish to request assistance in gathering info on my father's WW2 naval experience. His name was James Daniel "Danny" Abbott. He was born 4/22/16, and passed away 10/19/2000. He never talked much about the war, but I learned he was a CAEM on USS Albemarle (AV-5), and was definitely on her about Sept-Nov 1942, when assigned to the Pacific in the area of NAF/NAAF Galapagos, Seymour Island, Ecuador. I have a few photos of him with some of his buddies on the islands, but nothing of the USS Albemarle (AV-5) or any photos of "his" planes. He remarked that he flew often on PBM's, in various capacities, and told me about all the different aircraft he worked on, but... no photos. I just wondered if there were any old salts out there who may have known him. His home was usually Miami, FL, but for the last 10 years of his life, he and my step-mom lived happily in Blairsville, GA, in the foothills of the Appalachians. I'd appreciate hearing back from anyone who knew him, or who knew anything about the USS Albemarle (AV-5) around that time. THANKS VERY MUCH!...James Daniel "Danny" Abbott [Deceased] c/o His Son Dana Abbott katycoachswim@yahoo.com..." [E-Mail Updated 01MAR2010 | E-Mail Updated 21FEB2005 | 21DEC2000]

Memorial Picture "...ABRAHAM, Waddie Joseph...My Dad, Waddie Joseph Abraham, served with VP-72 during WW2. Dad was a Radioman and 2nd Gunner aboard a PBY-5. His crew received commendations for rescuing a shot down army pilot in rough seas within 20 miles of a Japanese airbase..." Contributed by Robert Abraham robrtabrahm@gmail.com [05SEP2020]

ABBEY, Don priority11@yahoo.com "...I was stationed in VP-7 from 1964 to 1969 when the squadron was decommissioned. Would like to hear from any of my shipmates that were with me during this time. Especially the ones that were with me for all our tours in NAS Sigonella, Sicily..." [12MAR2005]

ABBEY, ADJ3 Walter W. wwabbey@austin.rr.com "...I served with VP-2 (06/1968-09/1969) with a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I worked the Powerplant Shop, flew with Crew-8 and VFP-63 after disestablishment, RF8G Powerplant Mech, reupped, got out in 1976 and joined AF. Reserve 1983, C-5 Flight Engineer, served until retirement October 2005, recall to AD for both gulf wars, married to my wife Linda in May 1977, one daughter Kelly, four grandsons, lived in the San Fran. Bay area 1977-2010, moved to Round Rock, Tx. Aug 2010. I am currently fully retired and a full time Grandpa..." [09OCT2012]

ABBINK, AMEC(AW/NAC) Daniel W. Retired dano8251@ameritech.net "...I served with VP-24 (June 1981 to June 1984), NAMTGD 1011 (August 1984 to August 1987), VP-56 (August 1987 to June 1991), VP-5 (March 1992 to June 1996), RTC Great Lakes (July 1996 to December 2000) and Retired December 2000. I would appreciate any emails from fellow Shipmates..." [31JUL2007]

ABEL, ATN2 Frederick J. "Fred" theabels@compuplus.net "...I was an ATN-2 and served as a radio operator on Crew #5 in VW-13 in 1962-63. I retired from Central Washington University as Professor of Education in June, 1999. Some of my fondest memories are flying in the old "Willy Victor." Would love to hear from old comrades..." [03MAR2001]

ABELE, Mike abelem@kennecott.com "...Served in VP-6 1979-1981 as Sensor 3, flew with Crew 9 for Refugee Ops & ' Ze-Cruise 3' for the balance of my aircrew era. Finished out 'Big, Grey and Underway' on the USS Coral Sea, shell-backed and short. Hoping to hear from anyone who may have been around for the 'fun'..." [08SEP98]

ABELEIN, CAPT Herman C. Abelein Jr. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=12 "...CAPT Herman C. Abelein Jr., USN - NFL Number: 12 - Date of Birth: 2/4/1930 - Date In: 8/1/1948 - Date Out: 12/1/1976 - City, State: Orange Park, FL - School Attended: Univ Mississippi - Aircraft Flown: P-3, PBM, S2F, AD, FJ - Ship or Unit: VP-5, CO - VP-8 - CTF-72, ChiefofStaff - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Korea, Vietnam - Associations/Service Organizations: Assn of Nav Aviation Nav Av Museum Fdn - Highest personal decoration or award: Legion of Merit - Significant Achievements: 8,700 pilot hours, CO NROTC Tulane University, MS from George Wash. University, Naval War College. In Memoriam? No..." [29NOV2005]

ABBOTT, Bill ljjjar@cs.com "...Any info on VR-1 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Twix 1959-1961 Any info on VP-8 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland Twix 1961-1963..." [23JAN2000]

ABBOTT, Bob calabbotts@aol.com "...VP-46 from 1986 to 1989 VP-31 1989 to 1992, departed the F/E world for a tour as a CH-53E crew chief with HC-4 in Italy, left there for a tour with VFA-25 cruising on the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). I'm currently serving as the Power Plants production control chief at AIMD NAS Lemoore, California..." [22NOV98]

ABBOTT, ADJ2 James S. Jim.Abbott@nimet.com "...VP-48 '74-77, ADJ2, 2nd Mechanic..." [17JUL2001]

ABBOTT, Jim trioakranch@yahoo.com "...I served with ATU-501 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. I was an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer on PBMs in the mid 1950s. Looking for Shipmates who served during that time..." [E-Mail Updated 07JUN2007 | 13FEB2003]

ABBOTT, ADJ2 Kenneth kenabbott@att.net "...I served with VP-30 (1968-1970) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 2nd Shift in Maint Control and then Engine Shop and VP-11 NAS Brunswick, Maine (1970-1971) in Power Plants QA. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [01MAY2013]


ABBOTT, AOM2 Tom c/o Corrie Phillips corrie@cidermountain.com "...I served aboard the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) (1944-1946). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [13JUL2013]

ABBRUZZINO, Frankie fabbruzzino@yahoo.com "...Is there anybody out there who served with VXN-8 from 1989 to 1993? After I finished up at VXN-8, I decided to give the civilian life a try. I landed at GTE were they moved me from Tampa, to Cleveland, Back to Tampa and finally over to Jacksonville. Upon leaving there, I decided to hang up my hat in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. I own a successful billing company (http://www.telfonix.com), and life is great. I am still married to Lisa, and we have two daughters (Isabella and Francesca)..." [BIO Updated 26APR2004 | 25APR2004]

ABERNATHY, AW3 William "Bill" abatidf@sbcgloba.net "...I served with VP-5 from 1969 to 1973 and flew with Crew-11 (AQA5 Jez Operator) on the P-3A/B with deployments to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Souda Bay, Crete, Greece and Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Any other Mad Foxes out there?..." [09FEB2011]

ABNER, ABH3 John johnabner@comcast.net "...I served with VQ-1 from January 1966 to February 1967. Was initially stationed in NAS Atsugi, Japan from where I did 3 TAD's to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, 2 to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam and 1 aboard the Ranger when Haiphong was hit for the first time. I had the pleasure of working on both the Connies and Whales still miss the good people and the good times had by all. Hope this finds all well. Take Care..." [03OCT2009]

ABPLANALP, AT3 Bret babplanalp@hotmail.com "...I served with VQ-2 (1978-1981) at NS Rota, Spain. I worked mainly the second shift on TACAN in the NAV/COM shop but was responsible for painting over the Sandeman with the newer Bat design while doing duty in the Erosion Control shop. I had a great time in Spain and made me want to live in Europe. Although I've been living in Switzerland for 24 years, I'm currently working in America. Still using the skills I learned in NAS Memphis, Tennessee..." [25JAN2014]

ABRAHAM, James JABR20@aol.com "...I am currently stationed at VP-5. I have been stationed at VP-5 since 97. I currently work in powrplants..." [10APR98]

ABRAHAM, AOC(NAC) Michael F. Retired ballistics_technician@outlook.com "...I served with VP-56, VFA-106, VP-24, VP-62, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) and retired (04/2011)..." [06MAY2013]

ABRAHAMSON, George abes45@aol.com "...I served with VP-11 from August 1963 to September 1965..." [08AUG2009]

ABRAMS, PT3 Mark mra1248@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-7 from 1967 to (disestablishment) 1969 and then aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42)..." [06OCT2009]

ABRAMS, Richard W. Shipmate Pix rds@tech-center.com "...Greetings! I served in VQ-2 from 8/74 to 6/77. Loved almost every moment. I'm probably (and unfortunately) best remembered as "Capt. Zap", an AFRS-Rota radio announcer for the graveyard shift on weekends. Still enjoy that good ol' Rock and Roll but these days, my wife and I rock and roll in a church we helped to establish. Don't remember many people's names from the Q for reasons I'll leave unsaid. But, I still enjoy hearing from the folks that were part of the Q back then. Drop me a line, sometime. I'm on-line most of the time, Webmaster for three different websites. Check out my Q page at http://www.myfreeoffice.com/rds/Q.htm. Have any of you noticed the lack of officers signing any guestbooks on any website like this one, compared to the number of enlisted ??? Still looking for Lt. Robbins and Straus from VQ-2. Website: http://www.fma-alumni.org..." [Updated Pix/ICQ # 04DEC98 | 26NOV98][ICQ #18663639]

ABRETSKE, AX1 Anthony I Retired aabret@juno.com "...From 1962 till 1979 I served in VP-7, VP-30, VP-5, VX-1, VP-24, and retired from VP-49 in Sept 1979. Most of my shore duty was at NAS Jacksonville, Florida AMD. I was a "Madman". These were the best years of my life..." [E-Mail Updated 18FEB2000 | 29JUL98]

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