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Memorial Picture "...ADAMS, ATC Charles David...ADAMS, ATC Charles David, age 61, passed away March 25, 2013 in San Antonio. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Navy. Known as "Dave" while assigned to VP-4 from 1971 to 1975, he flew with several crews as an Inflight Technician. He was a former Scout Master with Troop 513. Mr. Adams was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Selma, TX, and served with the Guadalupana Society. He is survived by his wife, Nora Adams; Sons and Daughters-in-law: Matthew & Kari Adams, Andrew & Anne Adams; Daughter, Allison Adams; Brothers: Mike and Norman Adams; Sisters: Judi Tometich and Jaime Kindermann; Also surviving are 3 Grandsons: Landry, Garrett, and Luke. Burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [09APR2014]

Memorial Picture "...ADAMS, John B...My late Father, John B. Adams, was a Photographers Mate and served with VD-3 during WWII. He flew out of NAS North Island, San Diego, California and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Lee Noland leenoland@yahoo.com..." [14FEB2005]

ADAM, James Drane C/O Fran Osment franosment@sbcglobal.net "...I would like to hear from anyone who served with my Dad, James Drane Adams. Dad served with VW-11 at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada in the early sixties..." [21AUG2003]

ADAME, Louie laccpoa@ix.netcom.com "...I was stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California in 1968, VP-31, located in Mountain View, Calif. Would like to get in contact with individuals who I served with for two years. Also served on the USS Hancock, CVA - 19 - 1970-1971 VI Divison..." [20NOV2000]

ADAME, Manny elchevo@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1966 to 1968 (June) then on to Project Trim which became VAH-21 stationed in the PI and also incountry out of NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, finished up at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with VP-21 flying supplies into the NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam..." [01DEC2003]

ADAMS, Alden E. c/o His Grand Daugher Felecia Terris Terrfel@aol.com "...I am trying to find Shipmates of my grandfather, Alden E. Adams. He was with the VPB-144 and they island hopped from Johnson Island, Wake and then to Eniwetok,in 1944-1945. He was a 1st radioman. He also was a instructor at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in 1943-1944. Any information on any members of the squadron would be greatly appreciated..." [02OCT2000]

ADAMS, Anita nitak014@aol.com "...Hey all you former Blue Dragon's (VP-50). If you were in around right before the decomissioning you remember me in the coffee mess. I made the egg salad sandwiches (well some of them). And remember the water logged hot dogs in NAS Adak, Alaska...Yeah...that was me dishing those out too. They tasted pretty good with hot sauce and the chicken noodle soup. I fancied sitting on my duff in the tool room. Ha. Well if anyone remembers me feel free to drop me a line. Love to hear from ya. Take care and God bless..." [09NOV99]


ADAMS, Christy GRRR8@HOTMAIL.COM "...I was stationed with VP-10 from 8-93 till 1-98. I miss all the Red Lancers and wish I never left..." [28MAY98]

ADAMS, AMH2 Darrell zenoes@gmail.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1973 to 1977. I was an AMH-2 and went through Flight Engineer training at VP-31. I would like to hear from anyine from that time period..." [24SEP2006]

ADAMS, David davada12003@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1981 to 1984. After 20 years in the corporate world I am now pursuing a Master degree in education on a full time basis. Would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 07SEP2010 | 24JUN99]

ADAMS, ADCS David L. bbadams@haysco.net "...I served in VP-60, (selres) From 1969-1974 as a plane captain on P-2's and transitioned to P-3's in 1974. Then Flew as a second mech with VP-90 until 1982 when I came back on active duty. I went through flight engineer training in VP-31, and joined VP-1 in Jul. 1983. I served in VP-1 until transfering to VP-22 in Aug 1988. I transfered to Navy Recruiting in 1992 in San Aantonio, Tx. In Oct 1995 I reported back to VP-1. I would like to communicate with fellow P-3 Flight engineers and Shipmates from all my past squadrons. VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I transfered to VAQ-141, in OCT 1997...I transferred to VAQ-141 Oct. 1997 were I am the Quality Assurance Supervisor. In December 1998, I transfer to the Senior Enlisted Academy, March 1999, I transfer to Recruiting School, Pensacola, Fl, then back to Recruiting District San Antonio, TX. in May 1999..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 04DEC98 | 07APR98]

ADAMS, AMHC(AW) Dean Retired d_adams65@hotmail.com "...Living in Milton FL and teaching at NAS Pensacola, Florida as a Civil Service instructor for AM "A" School. VX-1 77-81, VP-31 81-84, NMPC Sea Duty Det 84-88, pushed recruits at Great Lakes from 88-93, VP-11 93-96 and was a Training Officer for a school at NATTC NAS Pensacola, Florida from 96 till retirement in Jan, 99. Sure miss all the great friends over the years, especially the "Group-W Bench" in 11..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 06OCT2001 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 12OCT99 | 29MAY98]

ADAMS, Gerald C. Retired kingsman@consultant.com "...I served with VP-49 (04/1960-1963) at NAS Bermuda. Enlisted in the Navy in April 1956 and retired July 1, 1975..." [30APR2015]

ADAMS, ABCS Herb Retired shogun630@webtv.net "...In September of 1950 I reported to VS-25 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Ten years later, in 1960, I flew to Hong Kong in a plane co-piloted by my old Executive Officer from VS-25 (Cdr. Kelly) An old TBM driver flying an R5D. I spent a year in VP-1. Six months of it at NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan as a Barracks MAA. (One guy died from Encephalitis while we were living in tents, so they moved us into a barracks area) I loved that tour and came home Thanksgiving. Turkey Dinners on both sides of the Dateline. I also ran a Crash Boat Crew and Seaplane Ramp at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines where we operated with P5M's from VP-40 for one week a year. I had to send one of their P5M's back on a barge when the Coxwain of my Line Handling Boat went inside the P5M instead of alongside. Went to the NAS Cubi Point, Philippines for FASRON-113, but it got phased out and I went to NAS instead. Spent time on BHR, Shangri-La, Midway, and Forrestal, plus recruiting in Syracuse, NY and Crash Crew at Pensacola. Retired in Oct of '69..." [25MAR2000]

ADAMS, AWC James J. "JJ" Retired jimadamz@hotmail.com "...I served aboard NAS Atsugi, Japan from September 1965 to January 1967, VP-49 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from June 1967 to 1969, Anti-Submarine Classification and Analysis Center at NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1969 through 1971, FAETUPAC NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey from 1972 to 1975, HSL-34 (Plankowner) frin 1976 through 1978, COMHELSEACONWING ONE from 1978 through 1982 and retired AWC in 1982..." [E-Mail Updated 11JUN2009 | BIO Updated 10NOV2000 | E-Mail Updated 03AUG2000 | 02NOV99]

ADAMS, PO1 John Retired jmaseabee@hotmail.com "...I served with VQ-2 from July 1980 until November 1984. EWOP, Brigand OP. ECHO crew. Really miss the good old days in NS Rota, Spain! Sure miss my old friends. Now reside in Falcon, Colorado (near Colorado Springs). Retired from the Navy Reserve as a Seabee (Construction Electrician First Class) after 20 years..." [31DEC2008]

ADAMS, Keith "KG" kgadams@flash.net"...I would like to make contact with shipmates from VP-8, 1971 to 1974. would also like to find cruise books from these years..."

ADAMS, DK1(SW) Mark azbullwinkle@cox.net "...I served my first tour of duty with VP-16 from 1982 to 1985. I made deployments to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Bermuda. VP-16 was a very strong influence to my career and I would not trade my memories for anything..." [E_Mail Updated 10OCT2008 | 22DEC99]

ADAMS, AWCS(AW) Mike Retired yardmarker08@gmail.com "...I entered into VP aviation as a Julie/ECM operator as an AX3 in 1964. My first squadron was VP-42, Crew-8, basically flying in the "maintenance officer's" crew (LCDR Ara Sarkisian and LCDR Marshall Martin). Leaving VP-42 with the disestablishment, I went to FAETUPAC NAS North Island, San Diego, California as a TACCO ASA-16 Instructor. FAETUPAC moved to NAS Moffett Field, California in 1969. In 1970 I was transferred to VP-4 as an SS1. I flew until I had blood pressure problems which landed me in Schedules. I remained there until 1976, when I transferred to CNAP Natops. After a two year tour there, I was fortunate to fly with the Canadian Forces (CF) (VP-415 and VP-405). With the decommissioning of the ARGUS, the AW billet went away and was replaced by an NFO billet in the AROURA airframe. In July 1980 I landed in ASWOC NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, ending up as the Senior Enlisted, Assistant Ops, Opcon, and Briefing/Debriefing Officer. In 1985 I came to Dam Neck as the ASWOC Watch Officer Instructor. While there, I incorporated Watch Officer "field trips" to NOPF Dam Neck, Bldg NH-95 Norfolk to "tie-in" NavFac, Command Watch Office, and the Command Center. I left this tour far a tour at ASWOC NSF Diego Garcia. Leaving there, I followed Harry Niestrath through the Senior Enlisted Academy, and then doing my twilight tour in FCDSSA Dam Neck, working on the op program for the ASWMOD's on the carriers. I was fortunate to work on ALL the carriers active in 1992, except the USS Constellation and USS Enterprise which were in the yards. I retired as an AWCS(AW) August 01, 1992 and still live down the road from Dam Neck in Virginia Beach..." [25DEC2010]

ADAMS, Mike 71554.2732@compuserve.com "...I served with the VP-4 Skinny Dragons from late 1970 to mid 1973. Deployed to Iwakuni, and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines during Vietnam. TACCO on Crew 12. I really enjoyed this site - thanks to my old Shipmates Bob "Zaf" Zafran for leading me here..." [09APR98]

ADAMS, Paul appzdude@netzero.net "...VP-9 '80-'83 & VP-1 '85-'89. Avionics Tech. (Weapons System Tech). Anyone remember me drop me a line. Deployments: NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Misawa, Japan, NAS Adak, Alaska, and NSF Diego Garcia. I know your out there so lets talk..." [13JAN2001]

ADAMS, Dr. Paul E. (Professor Emeritus Ramapo College) drfailproof@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-7 from 1952 to 1955. I was the Plane Captain of Crew-7. It was a wonderful tour of duty. I saw a lot of world as a young man with memories I shall never forget. I would love to hear from former Shipmates and especially my old (and they would be today) crew..." [E-Mail Updated 25JAN2004 | 08MAY98]

ADAMS, Richard rga1@charter.net "...I served with FAW-3 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1958 to 1959. I still think of it as Gods country. except in the middle of summer than it was that other guys country. We did not have air conditioning than. And I hear the city has moved clear out to the gate..." [13OCT2003]

ADAMS, AMS2 Russell grizpatch@cox.net "...I served with VP-24 (1969-1972) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [11JAN2016]

ADAMS, AT2 Rusty cobra2472@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-69 (1972-1975) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and (reservist) with VR-51 (1975-1978) at NAS Dallas, Texas..." [09OCT2013]

ADAMS, AT2 Santo J. (Sandy) santoadams@aol.com "...Joined VP-8 February 1958 thru April 1962..." [E-Mail Updated 14FEB2002 | 08DEC2000]

ADAMS, Steve steveadams@dishmail.net "...I served with VQ-1 from October 1965 to October 1968. I worked in the Radar Shop and flew as a Radar/ECM Operator on the EC-121 Super Connie. I have been with Lockheed since 1972 and currently am a Department Manager at the Lockheed facility in Marietta, GA. I retired from Lockheed in 2006 and currently reside in Newnan, GA. I am involved with the Board of Director for the Navy League Council in Atlanta..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 02MAY2008 | 24APR98]

ADAMS, AE2/AW2 Thomas H. "Lurch" upsouth@aol.com "...I served with VP-7 from 1966 to 1969. Phone: 703-915-8106. Any old Shipmates can contact me at any time..." [BIO Updated 10MAR2007 | 25NOV99]

ADAMS, Wayne squattingduck@amerion.com "...I served with VR-8 from 1959 to 1961..." [19FEB2009]


ADCOCK, James E. bataan29@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1953 to 1955. I flew with Crew 4..." [26AUG2006]

ADCOCK, Steve adco9047@bellsouth.net "...I served with VQ-2 from 1970-1976..." [14JUN2002]

ADDABBO, Remo J. utsrja@hofstera.edu "...I served in ZP-4 April 1951-October 1953 AT-3 Radioman on K airship At Weeksville, N.C..." [18DEC2000]

ADDINGTON, LTJG H. B. hadwen@southwind.net "...I joined VP-HL-4 in Atlantic City in May of 1947. We rotated to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada regularly to fly supplies into Bluie West 1 in Greenland when the Fjords were frozen in. We delivered mail, refreshments (booze) and fresh fruit. We were normally on 1 month duration with two aircraft out of the squadron. When not on rotation we were practicing Anti-submarine warfare with the black shoe underwater crews. We also flew into NAS Bermuda, San Juan, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and went on Air-sea searches for lost ships and/or aircraft. The Squadron was transferred to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. in I believe the fall of 1948 and continued the same rotations and exercises. VP-HL-3 was also in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and left later to become "Hurricane Hunters" in Florida. I lost contact and information about VP-HL-4 and would appreciate any information anyone has on it. I have some 8 x 10 photos of our squadron in flight. I donated a model to the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola along with my flight manual and some photos of the squadron in flight. I rotated from sea duty to the Training Command, Pensacola Fla. in Nov. 1949 and left the Navy in April, 1950..." [28APR99]

ADDUCCI, Dominick C. ("Duke") c/o his son Bob Adducci BobAdducci@aol.com "...My father, Dominick C. Adducci ("Duke") proudly served in a flight crew in VPB-105 from 1941 - 1945. He was based in England, Florida and Puerto Rico. We are having a big surprise 80th birthday for him in the Summer of 99 in Chicago and would like to make contact with his old navy friends. Please email me or call me at 312-444-2055. Thank you..." [24APR99]

ADEN, Jim ma3269@hotmail.com "...I was a Plane Captain from 1965 to late 1967 with the "Zappers" (VAW-13). I am now a producer for Jim Aden Productions, Inc.. I know the whereabouts of G. R. Johnson, Dave Waller, and Chuck Hebert, and that's about all. I would be interested in a Reunion if one was gotten up. Great memories I have from those days in Alameda and Olongopo..." [24SEP2003]

ADKINS, Dave adkins@yellvilleweb.com "...I served with VP-5 (1967-1969) with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NS Rota, Spain, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, etc. I have been looking for Bobby Holcomb (AK3 in 1968) any info would be appreciated..." [E-Mail Updated 01FEB2014 | 18JUL2000]

ADKINS, AD3 Gordon W. Daddy4Ever1104@aol.com "...I served with VP-34 NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. I was a crew member on EC-9 from 1955-1956. If you have any information about anyone in the squadrons VP-34 NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone PLEASE e-mail with your informaton. Thanks..." [02JAN2001]

ADKINS, AWC Thomas H. (Tom) Retired tandjat105@aol.com& "...Nice to see a few "old buddies" at this site. I served with VP-48 from 1968-1972, NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee as an Instructor in "AWA" school from 1972-1976, HS-9 from 1976-1979, NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1979-1982, USS America from 1982-1985, and finally FTG NAS North Island, San Diego, California from from 1985-1987 when I retired as an AWC. Still got fond memories of VP-48, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Utapao..." [E-Mail Updated 15OCT2002 | 13SEP2000]

ADLER, AOM3 Bernard bernie66191@juno.com "...I was an AOM3/C who served as turret gunner on a PV-2 Harpoon, VPB-153, NAS Agana, Guam, March 1945. I joined the squadron at NAS Moffett Field, California as one of a replacement crew. I was in crew 8 (pilots were Sloan and Hamlin). Would like to hear from any squadron members, especially E. D. (Duke) Irwin..." [12MAY2004]

ADMIRE, ACCS Clarence Retired ad7091@gmail.com "...I was in FASRON-77 NAF Naples, Italy August 1953-February 1954. Did not get to know very many of the squadron while I was there, except Ken Fryman AC3, My division officer was LT Drago. I was in communication with a AE2 Ralph Delange but have lost his email address and would like to find it, if anyone is in contact with him, just hear from another FASRON member A.D. Admire..." [01AUG2010]

ADRAGNA, AMS3 John adragnasr@aol.com "...I served with VAP-62 from September 1967 to December 1968. I am looking for Frank Lincoln, Randy Trout and Butch Goldbaum..." [01MAY2009]

ADRION, CAPT Robert J. Shipmate Pix http://www.cprfp.navy.mil/BioCommodore.asp "...CAPT Robert J. Adrion - CPRW-2 - Captain Robert J. Adrion was born in Brooklyn, NY. He was raised in Pine Bush, NY and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1982. Following designation as a Naval Aviator in February 1984, his first operational assignment was with VP-24. During this tour as a "Batman", he completed deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily and served as the Pilot Training, Pilot NATOPS, and Safety/NATOPS Officer. In March 1988, Captain Adrion transferred to the "Pro's Nest" of VP-30 serving as Tactical Training Team Pilot, Aircraft Division Officer and Pilot Training Officer. His following sea duty was as the Operations Administration Officer aboard the USS SARATOGA where he qualified as an Officer of the Deck and deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in support of NATO operations in Bosnia. In August 1993, Captain Adrion reported to the "Screaming Eagles" of VP-1 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, serving as the Command Services and Maintenance Officer. During his tour, he deployed to the western Pacific and Indian Oceans in support of United Nations' sanctions against Iraq. Following his Department Head tour, Captain Adrion was assigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, DC to serve as the VP / VQ Combat Placement Officer. In July 1997, he was selected to attend the Marine Command and Staff College in Quantico, VA where he completed a Masters Degree in Military Science. Captain Adrion reported to NAS Brunswick, Maine in March of 1999, serving as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of VP-26. From April 2001 to March 2003, he was Training Officer for Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Atlantic and from March 2003 to March 2005 he was assigned to the Joint Staff as the Deputy Division Chief and Division Chief for the J-3 Reconnaissance Operations Division..." [08DEC2005]

ADSIT, ATR2 Robert R. bvadsit@sisna.com "...I served with VP-48 from 4/63-7/64..." [28JUL2001]

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