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Memorial Picture "...ALBENZI, AT2 Angelo...To all who knew AT2 Angelo Albenzi who served with VP-24 as an IFT from 1977 to 1979 and was searching for those of the squadron that served with him. After avionics training at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee from 1975-1976, he went for additional training VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, 1976-1977 and became attached to VP-24 as IFT, AT2, from 1977-1979. From there to NADU, 1979-1981. Angelo fought a good fight, from the very beginning when he was diagnosed with cancer as a child. He managed to stay free from it almost until the end. Angelo went on after his service to obtain a B.A.in Accounting from PennState University and worked in the field until his late 30's. It was about that time that I think the cancer had probably started to come back, but he was unaware of ti until about 2 years prior to his death. Angelo died in June of 2003. I knew him for the past 13 years and would be happy to relate details of his life to any of his former crewmembers and comrades that are interested. I hope that some of you were able to contact him from his posting on this site prior to his death. God bless is soul and may he finally rest in peace...B. Brown bhayesbr@aol.com..." [24AUG2004]

Memorial PictureShipmate Pix "...F1C Abraham "Berney" Albert...passed away on December 1,2011 at age 93. He was a plankowner on the USS Currituck (AV-7) and served aboard from 1944-46. He was an active USS Currituck (AV-7) association member. Dad was honored with a Naval Honor Guard at his funeral. Anchors aweigh Dad..." Contributed by Joel Albert j.h.albert@comcast.net [08DEC2011]

Memorial Picture "...ALLEN, CPO Eldon W. "Al" Retired...My Dad, Eldon W Allen, passed away from cancer in the 1970's. He served with VAW-13 at NAS Alameda, California with a deployment to NAS Agana, Guam, USS Oriskany (CV-34), USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6), Flight Coordinator at NAS Alameda, California until retirement. I would love to hear from some of his former Shipmates..." Contributed by Stevean W. Allen daybreak1116@comcast.net [02JUN2015]

Memorial PictureShipmate Pix "...ALLEN, Gary Don (VP-4, VP-7 and VP-30) - Gary Don Allen, 74, of Brentwood, TN, passed away Feb. 28, 2012, in Tennessee State Veterans Home, Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was born Aug. 12, 1937, in Columbus, son of the late Don and Helen (Rotroff) Allen. His sister Karen Fastnaught, of Toledo, survives. Also surviving, his spouse Linda Mashburn Allen, of Brentwood. Gary was a member of Franklin First United Methodist Church, Franklin, Tenn., and past member of First Christian Church of Sandusky. He graduated from Findlay High School and attended John Carroll University in Cleveland and Findlay College in Findlay, Ohio. While living in Ohio, he belonged to many community clubs, including the Sandusky Yacht Club, Toastmasters, Power Squadron, and American Legion. Gary worked for Chef's Pantry and then for Stein, Inc. for many years as the director of Human Resources. He owned the photography studio "Images Unlimited" photographing weddings and portraits. Gary was proud to serve his country in the Army Reserves and then in the Navy. He was presented with a medal and citation from the U.S. Navy for meritorious achievement as an air crewman of a P-3 patrol aircraft during a special reconnaissance mission off the coast of South Korea for directly detecting and subsequent destruction of an enemy infiltrator surface craft. His efforts were instrumental in bringing his damaged aircraft safely to a landing at a friendly base. His skillful airmanship, courage and devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He was authorized to wear the combat "V". During his career he was presented with several other medals and citations. Gary served in various U.S. Navy Patrol Squadrons including: VP-30, VP-7 and VP-4. He was involved during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and as an air crewman aboard a VP-7 P2V Neptune aircraft assigned to aerial surveillance of Russian ships in route to the island of Cuba carrying missiles. One of the photos he took from aboard a VP-7 aircraft was the one shown during President Kennedy's news conference on national TV during his announcement of the Cuban Blockade. Gary was an amateur radio operator (HAM) with the call sign of KB8APU. He enjoyed his experiences operating from various locations. He worked with operators near home base locations to provide members of his squadron with the ability to contact their families via radio from the squadron's deployed locations. His operating included operations while aboard naval aircraft. He was not able to utilize his amateur radio hobby during the last few years as he would have liked to. The children with whom Gary shared his life and loved all survive him. They are Deb (Bob) Redmond, of Port Clinton, Don Allen, of Sandusky, and Dawn (Allan) Peterson, of Fremont, whose mother Sarah Crawfis Hartley, survives. Kim Fredrick, of Castalia, and Chuck (Lisa Rutger) from Vermilion, whose mother Viola Sommers Allen, preceded him in death and whose father Chuck Rutger survives. Christy Kaser-Geiger, of Franklin, whose mother Linda Mashburn Allen and father the Rev. Larry J. Kaser survive. Gary loved his grandchildren, all of whom survive. They are Greg Allen, of Toledo, Bryce and Breanne Fredrick, of Castalia, Andrea, Bethany, and Laura Rutger, of Vermilion, Noah, Evan, Corinne and Nathan Geiger, of Springhill, Tenn., and Brook and Brandi Peterson, of Fremont. He also loved his great-grandchildren, all of whom survive. They are Zack and Trenton Peterson, of Fremont. One nephew, Jeff Fastnaught, of Toledo, survives. One niece Chris Fastnaught is deceased. A memorial service facilitated by Woodfin Funeral Chapel and Ransom Funeral Home will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at First Christian Church on Hayes Avenue, Sandusky, with the Rev. Don Linn officiating. Burial will be at the Margaretta Township, Castalia Cemetery on Bardwell Road in Castalia, immediately following the memorial service. A time for visitation with the family at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall will be after the graveside service. Donations to your church or favorite charity are suggested by the family. A Special thank you is given to the administration, doctors, and staff of the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Murfreesboro, for making the last year of Gary's life as enjoyable as possible. Their expertise and kindness surpassed all expectations..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [04JUL2012]

Memorial Picture "...Shipmate Pix ALLISON, John Philip...My father, John Philip Allison, served with VP-209 around 1943 - 1944. Based out of NAS Banana River, Florida - stationed in the NAF/NAAF Galapagos, Seymour Island, Ecuador. Attached to Combat Crew #14 and #16. Combat Crew #14: Winkler, Shear, Burek, Nugent, Rupp, Sandine, Skaggs, Coston, Berry, Norder, Allison, and Wrehn. Combat Crew # 16: A.B. Coates, Elles, Herbert, Whitelaw, Head, A.G. Press, J.P. Allison, S.R. Taylor, J.D. Carnicom, W.R. Smith, H. Arnoldsen and R. Siefried...Terry Allison terry.g.allison@gmail.com..." [25JUN2008]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...ALVAREZ, AW3 Robert J. "Bob"...My brother, AW3 Robert J. "Bob" Alvarez, served with VP-24 (1978-1980) and flew with CAC-7. Bob passed away June 8th, 2015. I would like to hear from any of his former Shipmates..." Contributed by Frank Alvarez alvarezdowningtown@gmail.com [PIX Updated 27MAR2017 | 21NOV2016]


ALAIMO, AMS2 Anthony M. t_alaimo@hotmail.com "...I served with VR-1 in the late 1960's at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAS Norfolk, Virginia and participated in UNITAS9. I crewed on C-121 BUNO: 141009..." [04OCT2009]

ALBENZI, AT2 Angelo "Al" aalbenzi@magpage.com "...I served with VP-24 as an IFT from 1977 to 1979. I am searching for those of the squadron that served with me, especially those that flew with me into hostile airspace. To my fellow shipmates, crewmembers, friends and comrades and to the best years of my life! After avionics training at NATTC Memphis, Tenn from 1975-1976, I went for additional training VP-30, NAS Jax, 1976-1977. I became attached to VP-24 as IFT, AT2, from 1977-1979. From there to Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, Pennsylvania, 1979-1981. I would enjoy hearing from anyone that I served with..." [08JAN2002]

ALBERS, LCDR John Retired talbers@hal-pc.org "...Worked the flight-deck on the USS Saratoga from Jun3 1961 to December 1963. Was attached to VW-4 from January 1963 to January 1965 as an ATW3 at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, worked night-check out of the navigation shop, swabbed decks, and drove the squadron bus. Received a direct appointment as an engineering duty officer in the reserves and retired as a LCDR. Retired electrical engineer of offshore oil & gas industry, electrical propulsion, and had the opportunity to participate in the Glomar Exoplorer drill-ship conversion..." [04OCT2006]

ALBERS, Wiliam (Bill) P. usna1953@aol.com "...I served in three squadrons listed in VPNavy: VU-5 ( NAS Atsugi, Japan 3/55 - 8/57), VP-1 ( NAS Whidbey Island, Washington 7/60 - 4/62) and VO-67 (formed at NAS Alameda, California and deployed to Nakon Phonom, 5/67 - 8/68)..." [15MAR99]

ALBERT, FR1 Abraham "Berney" c/o Joel Albert Shipmate Pix j.h.albert@comcast.net "...My father, Abraham "Berney" Albert, served aboard the USS Currituck (AV-7) from its commissioning (plankowner) and occupation in China and Korea. Dad would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [PIX Updated 17MAR2011 | 16MAR2011]

ALBERTS, CDR Paul "Mayor of Olongapo" paul.alberts@patinsurance.com "...I served as a In-Flight Tech (AX) with VP-22 from 1972 to 1975 and VP-90 NAS Glenview, Illinois. I was eventually selected for LDO and served with the reserves out of Great Lakes,IL (NARA) with NS Rota, Spain as Training Officer. Oh yes - earned the title in the Philippines on early tours with VP-90 just after leaving VP-22. Since my active time in PI allowed me to become VERY familiar with all the important areas, the green-horns of VP-90 couldn't ask a question about who-what-where while in PI without an answer. It prompted the comment: "Who are you...the goddam mayor of Olongapo?" Needless to say, it became a permanent title that still lives on today. And yes... one day "I will return"... back to the mother land! I am currently a CDR with the reserves at Rock Island, IL (USPACOM DET 216). I must confess to many terrific voyages to both the Pacific and Med. Just can't get enough - and I continue to look for more opportunities - especially in WestPac. My best to all my former Shipmates, and those that made serving not just a job, but a true adventure...." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14SEP2004 | 20SEP97]

ALDEA, Mike aldeam@aptea.com "...I served with VP-44 from 1971 through 1974. I worked in the Tron Shop with Jesse Castillo and Ty Greeves. The thing I remember most about the squadron were all the guys hidding long hair underneath the wigs they wore with their ball caps. Also the big drug bust in Rota as we ended the deployment in 1972. I managed to join and leave the squadron without ever having any of the normal interviews with the CO. Also managed to get my "crow" without the normal ceremony in front of the squadron. Only time I got caught having to wear a dress uniform was for a NAS Bermuda Change-of-Command ceremony while we were deployed there. My best memory is the 36 hour liberty hop I got to go on to Amsterdam from NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Considering VP-44's history I'm surprised the Navy didn't choose other squadrons to decommission instead..." [12JUN2000]

ALDEMAN, Gary gdennisalderman@aol.com "...I served with VAP-61 NAS Agana, Guam from May or June 1969 until December of 1970. I played basketball with our Squadron Team two years with Bob Turner and some other people I just can't remember. I was in Oson, Korea in November 1970 and got food poisoning and almost did not make it. I left NAS Agana, Guam and went to the USS Constellation. I have alot of slides of NAS Agana, Guam and someday hope to put them on a disk where I can share them with other VAPers..." [26MAY2005]

ALDEN, AX2 Chris calden@gci.net "...Was an AX in VP-23 from 12/72-6/75. Living in Alaska since 1979..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 26JUL2001 | 20JAN99]

ALBRECHT, LTJG Bob bob1816@aol.com "...Served with VPB-123..." [12APR2000]

ALDRICH, Robert O "...VB/VPB-133 Mr. Robert O Aldrich, 1994 S Newark Way, Aurora, CO 80014-1122, 303-750-9236..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

ALDRIDGE, ACC Joe G. Retired aldridgeusnret@cvnc.net "...VW-14/AEWBarRonPac 58-61, VW-11 61-63. Retired ACC Dec. 78..." [02AUG2000]

ALEXANDER, CDR A. G.(ALEX) vo67usn@bresnan.net "...I served with VP-9, ATU-614, ATU-501, VP-2, and my last squadron was VO-67. I was the Aircraft Maintenance Officer until March of 1968. I left to go to Balboa for back surgery, ended up with a heart attack. I would enjoy hearing from anyone of any of the units mentioned. "Big A" Alex."..." [E-Mail Updated 22MAR2004 | E-Mail Updated 09JAN2001 | 04SEP98]

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ALEXANDER, ARM1 Billy C. balexand@xroadstx.com "...I was in VPB-119 stationed at Clark Field, P.I. during the final phases of WWII..." WebSite: http://www.xroadstx.com/~balexand/ [06MAY98]

ALEXANDER, Bobby W. JEWELLMYSTER@AOL.COM "...I joined VP-50 in 1967 just as the squadron was completing the transition to P-3A's. I flew in crew four with AE1 Tommy Dean as his second mech until April 1968. At this time I went to Flight Engineers school and made the transition to P-3C's. I made several WestPac deployments as well as a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. Left VP-50 in June of 1972 for shore duty. My years in VP-50 were some of the finest years I spent in my military career. I miss all of the Shipmates that I had a chance to know and I look forward to the Reunion in Jacksonville in September. Hope to see many of you there. Transfered to VT-9 at NAS Meridian, Mississippi for 42 months of shore duty..." [BIO Updated 23JUL2002 | 10JUL2002]

ALEXANDER, PH1 Brian (Alex) Retired b3alex@optonline.net "...I served in VP-9 from 1987 to 1991. I spent most of that time TAD to the NAS Moffett Field, California Photo Lab (except for a GREAT deployment to NSF Diego Garcia). I retired in 2003..." [23DEC2007]

ALEXANDER, CDR Douglas USNR Retired douglaswi1957@gmail.com "...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..." [15MAR2016]

ALEXANDER, Douglas Haig douglas@alexanderfinancialservices.com "...I served with VP-50 from 1974 to 1978. I am in Virginia now and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [27AUG2009]

ALEXANDER, AT2 George gtalexander@att.net "...Served with VP-56, from Sept '59 through Dec '60 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Aircrew P5M-2, Radio/ASW Oper, Crew 12-"White Lightin" (PC Ralph Mason-as in "mason" jar). (Never lost the desire to fly. Currently flying Ultralights/Light Sport in SW FL). Reassigned to VF-101 Det A, NAS Oceana (via VF-121, NAS Miramar, California for training), Dec '60 until discharged in June '62. Provided training to squadrons (Navy, Marine & Air Force) converting to F4H Phantom II..." WebSite: http://www.oh2fly.net/ [URL Updated 30MAR2010 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 17MAR2005]

ALEXANDER, AZC John D. Retired davealex@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-30 from 1963 to 1966, VA-46, VF-171, VX-3, VA-16A, VA-155 and NAS Alameda, California. Carriers included USS Antietam, USS Valley Forge, USS Boxer, USS Roosevelt, USS Wasp, USS Shangri La, USS Lexington and the USS Forrestal. I retired with 22 years of Naval service in 1968..." [20JAN2010]

ALEXANDER, John V. jvalex@comcast.net "...I served with VP-10 (09/1974-08/1977) flying as Navigator/TACCO and ASWOC (07/1983-07/1985) at NAS Bermuda..." [23JUL2013]

ALEXANDER, Larry (Little Doc) L.ALEXANDER@THORNWELL.ORG "...I was served with VP-49 from 1972 through 1976. I would like to hear from anyone from that time frame or information of others..." [31MAY2000]

ALEXANDER, Nicholas KOLYA@PCOM.NET "...I was in the original VPM-1 Squadron which was then renamed VPW-1. Went out for the first season returned and then went back for the second season in the south Pacific. Was a Radioman - great times. It's nice to have these memories and contacts from those times..." [02MAY2000]

ALEXANDER, CPO Paul H. crazygator.pha@gmail.com "...I served with VP-94 (1984-1990) as (Reserve) Chief, Maintenance Control..." [20JAN2014]

ALEXANDER, Randy spiderrran@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-6 from 87 to 91. Although I am in the tailhook navy now, F/A-18's at NAS Lemoore, California, I have fond memories of my deployments to Adak and the Philipines. Those were some of the best times of my life..." [26AUG2001]

ALFANO, HM3 John johnnyaa@hotmail.com "...I was a hospital corpsman (HM3) on the USS Pine Island (AV-12) in H&D Division from '64 to '67. Two WestPac cruises including the "down under" cruise to Australia & New Zealand. Fantastic memories! Anyone interested in touching base please feel free to e-mail me ..." [30APR2003]

ALFONSO, Carlito A. ALFONCA@KSC.GWS00.KSC.NASA.GOV "...Lots of memories and friendship/happiness during those times. I do indeed miss all these memories during my assignment with VC-5 NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan/ NAS Cubi Point, Philippines years 1974-1976. If any Shipmates recognize my name, please contact me. I worked in the Airframes Shop..." [28SEP2000]

ALFORD, AO2 Edward B. edward.alford@acsalaska.net "...I served with VP-17 as an AO2 on Crew 4 from 1970 to 1974. Changed rates in 1982 to DS. I retired in 1988. Now working happily as a locomotive engineer for the Alaska Railroad..." [22APR2004 | 06MAR99]

ALFORD, Jimmy AlfordJD@navair.navy.mil "...I was in VAHM-13 at Chincoteague Va. 1956-1959. I have kept in touch with several Shipmates who were in the Squadron during this time. Give we a call..." [07SEP99]

ALGARIN, Jose A. "Chico" josechico53@aol.com "...I served with VP-5 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1974 to September 1979. I worked at Power Plants and AIMD Power Plants. My buddies called me "Chico from the Bronx." We deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [08JAN2009]

ALGER, CDR John Retired mach1@bww.com "...I served with VT-24 (IP) from 1974-1976, NAS Chase Field, Texas as Assistant Training Officer from 1976-1979, VA-174 (FRP) from 1979-1980 (didn't work out - became NFO), VQ-3 from 1980-1982 ( NAS Agana, Guam / NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii), and VP-94 from 1984 to 1991 (mostly with Crew-3 - Dan Mastagni, Don Baird, Jerry Quandal, Dennis Tate, Ed Howells, Scot McDonald, "Barfin" Bob ??, etc. Was in training for a while then Admin, and Maintenance. I went to a VTU in Pittsburgh, PA and finally MIS Officer with REDCOM 4 until my retirement in 1997. I am currently a Flight Crew Training Instructor with US Airways here in Charlotte teaching the Airbus A330 after spending the past 11 years teaching International Operations up in Pittsburgh. I am also very active in the Navy League of the United States. If any of you Shipmates are also, let's meet in Hawaii in June and toss some beers at the annual meeting. Would love to hear from any former Crawdads who may remember me. Personal WebSite: http://www.johnalger.net/..." [E-Mail Updated 29MAR2006 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 13FEB2003]

ALIANELL, Jack c/o His Daughter Kathleen (Alianell) Walko rawalko@mpinet.net "...My father (Jack Alianell) was with VPB-117 Crew #8 until some time in 1945. I don't know much because, like most of the men who go to war, dad never has talked about it much. I learned more going to a Reunion than from him. I hope to get ahold of his photo album and a book that was put together by someone in the group. Anyone looking for info on someone from VPB-117 should go to the next reunion, which I didn't see listed but will try to get Rip to put the info on the site. Good luck to those who are searching..." [21NOV2001]

ALIDAG, Olandino alidagfamily@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49 (1979-1982) and worked in Powerplants. I am currently living in San Diego enjoying retirement at age 65..." [12JAN2014]

ALKIRE, Daniel E. danielalkire@ymail.com "...I served with VP-50 (1965-1968), VP-46 as a FE and QA Division Chief, VP-30 and VP-11. Presently reside in Payette, Idaho and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13OCT2014 | 23APR2014]

ALKIRE, AOAN Glen Tazman71472@msn.com "...I served with VP-26 from December 1992 to February 1996. I join the squadron as an undesignated Airman Apprentice and was put to the LINE to "earn" my Yellow shirt. I earnd my Yellow shirt and became an AOAN. I am very proud to have served in the squadron and hope to hear from everyone I knew while I was there. TSOT..." [04JUN2003]

ALLARDYCE, AMS1 Bill william.allardyce@gmail.com"...I served with VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from May 1973 to June 1975 after a year at the Fuel Farm I went to A/F WC 120, VP-6 from 1977 to 1980 and VPU-2 from 1982 to 1985. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 08AUG2010]

ALLCUT, Gregg W. gregg.allcut@net-linx.com "...I served in VP-6 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1985 to 1989, and then as an instructor at Mather AFB, CA from 1989 to 1992. Then became a civilian but stayed in the Naval Reserves. It would be great to hear from O's and E's alike!..." [13MAY2002]

ALLEN, Arel J. miacara1056@gmail.com "...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)..." [09DEC2015]

ALLEN, Brad "BRADO" bradley.j.allen@marexchange.mar.lmco.com"...Was at VQ-2 from 89 to 93..."

ALLEN, Clyde ClydeRA@email.msn.com "...I served with VP-42 from May or June to October 1948..." [05SEP2000]

ALLEN, Duane "Sleeper" dallen@nch.com "...Joined VP-49 Summer of 1976 until October of 1980. Had some of the best times of my life. Still in contact with some guys from those days. Keith Gregg, Brian Bruns, Terry Sellers and Steve Barrett. Would like to contact Steve Kowalski, Ron Weiland, Pat Coughlin, Bob Felkamp and Earl Jackson and Don Levalley. Any help with this would be appericated..." [19OCT2002]

ALLEN, Earl ekallen@neworld.net "...I served with VP-50 Crew 12 from 1964 through 1868. Where is everone? Left the Navy in January 1968 as ADRAN(AC) and today I am a 747 Captain. Any one else out there please reply (especially ADR3 Bob Lindsey)..." [03JUN2000]

ALLEN, Frank HPBCMISS@aol.com "...I was a member of VPB 123 that served in Okinawa and Barbers Point Hawaii. Would be happy to learn of anyone who was in our squadron..."

ALLEN, Gary D. allengaryd@comcast.net "...I served with VP-7 (1960 to 1962) during transition from NAS Brunswick, Maine to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-30 (1962 to 1964) and VP-4 (1966 to 1969)..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAY2010 | E-Mail Updated 01APR2006 | 29OCT2000]

ALLEN, AO2 Gary J. gman12647@gmail.com "...I served with VP-47 (1967-1970) and flew with Crew-3..." [24SEP2014]

ALLEN, George W. cdra@juno.com "...I was junior officer in the establishment crew of ZW-1 on 3 JAN 1956. Remained in the squadron till DEC 1957 as Airframes Officer. Best duty I had in Navy and made many friends. Would welcome everyone who served in LTA to contact me. All together I was in ZP-3 / ZW-1 & AT&D 54-60..." [30MAR2007]

ALLEN, Joan Alderman joan.allen@parexel.com "...I served with VP-30 from 1974-1977. Became aircrew for the squadron and loved it. I also worked in Operations Department as Logs and Records Yeoman for enlisted crew. Anyone out there remember me? Would love to hear from you..." [11MAR2003]

ALLEN, Joe jogumby@bicnet.net "...AE-2 Joe Allen & was in VXE-6 during 85-88. Would love to hear from any of my avionics Shipmates..." [06MAY99]

ALLEN, J. D. donald@allen.net "...I served on the USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) in 1957. Made the last cruise to Hong Kong. Worked in the ship's personnel office. Would like to correspond with any Shipmate from this cruise. Jimmy Ortagus, Don Fredrich, Frank Murphy, Steve Gillham, T. T. Ivey, Luther Nellermoe...anyone. Ahoy!..." [10JUL2003]

ALLEN, PO2 Jim jwa5309@yahoo.com "...I served with VPU-2 from 1991 to 1996. Flew mostly with Crew 14 but flew alot with all the rest and remember many good times in Pattaya Beach, Kadena and Mombasa with SC Stayrook and "Loppy" Lopilato. Learned from Chief Ed Johnson the ol' moniker "What goes on the road, stays on the road...Now pass me a beer, junior!" Good seeing all these familar names like Don Quinlan,& Showalter, etc. Just finished up my Masters degree at FSU and plan to teach at the college level and pursue a career in Academic Affairs. Drop an email and say hello!..." [19JAN2004]

ALLEN, Joe W. jallen78@bellsouth.net "...I began my Naval career in June, 1955. My first VP tour was with VP-31 San Diego, CA as a student Radioman in the P5M Marlin. Next came VP-47, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. We made a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines 1964 - 1965. This was truly an exciting tour. Remember Marie "T"s, Sonny's and San Miguel beer. I was sidetracked for 1965-1968 by Instructor Duty with NAMTRAGRU Det 1015 NAS Lemoore, California. I was one of the original new rate "AW"s changing from ATC to AWC in 1968. Soon after I received orders to VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California. This was the beginning of a very colorful and rewarding career. I served in VP-19 from 1968-1975 with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska; NAS Iwakuni, Japan; NAS Cubi Point, Philippines; Naha, Okinawa; NAS Cubi Point, Philippines again with detachments to NSF Diego Garcia and Utapao, Thailand. VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1975-1978; VP-8 NAS Brunswick, Maine 1978-1981; FASOTRAGRULANT Det. NAS Brunswick, Maine 1981-1984, rounded out my Navy career. I retired in 1984 and returned to my home state of LA. Great career, too many unforgetable Shipmates to mention and a lifetime of great memories I wouldn't trade for anything..." [12JAN2000]

ALLEN, ATCS John Retired john.allen@titan.com "...I first check'd into VP-16 in early 1973 as a I level tech for radar and LLLTV. When we deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily that changed and I started flying. I kept on flying the rest of my life in the Navy. I left VP-16 early 1979 (my ancient eagle still has a place in my heart). I retired as an ATCS in 1988..." [10MAR2003]

ALLEN, John T. k4hni@bellsouth.net "...I served with VPB-17 aboard the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) 6 days in March 1945 and then departed & later 3 days at San Pedro Bay At Lingayen Gulf Luzon PI. in April 1945..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03AUG2004 | 28NOV2000]

ALLEN, AZ Joseph W. Jr. OSTALLEN@AOL.COM "...I was an AZ with VP-26, 1977-78, and VP-23, 1978-dec.79. I remember being a pain in the side of several shipmate's but allways had my heart in the right place. Would like to hear from ex-Shipmates of both squadrons. Hope all of you are well and wish Cmdr. Medara, and Cmdr. Davis the best of retirement..." [04APR2001]

ALLEN, Justin jayzfarm@aol.com "...I was a Marine Security Guard stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine from March 1989 to July 1990, VP-23, VP-10 and VP-11. My exwife worked in the AIMD parachute shop as a parachute rigger. I have many fond memories of my Navy and Marine Corps buddies and think of the good times often. God Bless you all and I miss seeing you guys. Semper Fidelis and God speed. Anyone who served in at NAS Brunswick, Maine please contact me. Thank you all..." [26JUL2004]

ALLEN, Larry sbbohol@peoplepc.com "...I was in VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam from 1973 through 1976. I flew EC-121M Big-Look radar with crew 27 then transitioned to EP-3B, then P-3E Aries, Crew 36. I flew with Timothy Lincoln, Ray Bland, Arnie Perez, Bob Asmus, Dave Woolsworth, Sacagoochi and many more. If anyone knows the family of Timothy Lincoln, I've always wanted to speak well of their son Tim who was killed by an off-duty Philipina Police Officer in Subic City, RP, June 1974. Other names that still hang in my head are Willie Victor F/Es Lyle Adrian and Steele..." [E-Mail Updated 30NOV2005 | 30MAY2000]

ALLEN, AW1 Larry H. navy@data1.com "...I was attached to VS-30 both in NAS Norfolk, Virginia, and NAS Boca Chica, Florida from 1958-61. Was an AD3 in Power Plants Div., then transferred to the Line Div. as a Plane Captain and Line crew trouble shooter, this was all in NAS Norfolk, Virginia, after we transferred to Key West, I was Line Maint. and Plane Captain Instructor as well as Aircrew Instructor. In 1962-64 was in VS-25 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California as Senior Line Petty Officer as well as Aircrew. After change of rate "A" school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee where I changed from AD to AX, I went to VP-50 from 1965-67 (P5M's) from there I went to VP-31 NASNI as Aircrew Instrutor, from 1967-69, then back to VP-50 (P-3A, P-3B, and P-3C) from 1969-72, I retired from the Navy as an AW1 on Nov. 6, 1972..." [22JUL2001]

ALLEN, Lawrence Richard c/o his son Richard Allen masterdstr@aol.com "...My father, Lawrence Richard Allen, was attached to VS-47, I believe, around 1948-1952. He married Wilma Holford, a navy nurse in 1952. He was later assigned to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, where I was born in 1953. Anyone with stories/pictures about him, I'd love ta hear from you. I have a picture of the squadron, and several of the PBM, which I will scan. I'd be happy to send them via online to any interested parties..." [17JUN99]

ALLEN, Michael G. badgorilla@iname.com "...My first VP squadron was VP-26 out of NAS Brunswick, Maine from 04-85 to 10-89, transfered to NAWC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland AIMD, left NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to go back to NAS Brunswick, Maine to VP-10. Left VP-10 in 03-97 to go to Force Warfare. I am now in HM-15 The Blackhawks Corpus Christie..." [05MAR99]

ALLEN, YN Mike Measwell40@hotmail.com "...Was stationed at VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam 1980-1983. Would love to hear from some old friends..." [16APR2002]

ALLEN, Phil pallen@rtcol.com "...I served with VP-48 (1969-1973) with a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I still wear the cheap Timex in Caviti City!..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2014 | 23MAY2004]

ALLEN, AD2 Raymond Wesson ray.allen01@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-44 for about 8 months prior to its distestablishment. I then transfered to VP-8. Served late 1990 until 8 year tour was completed in June 1993. If there is anyone who served in VP-8 at that time I would sure love to hear form you. Sure had a blast in NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. Any jet mechs still out there? If anyone knows the whereabouts of Lisa Hubach please tell her to find me in Lewisville, TX. I hear NAS Brunswick, Maine is on the list. Sad to hear. I have a charcoal drawing of a P-3 over my fireplace and people still ask me about my service. Got Navy stuff all over my house and am damn proud to have been a part of the VP world. All yall active duty people keep em' in the air and you FE's get em' there and back and keep em' dry!..." [E-Mail Updated 10AUG2010 | 31DEC2005]

ALLEN, AOC (NAC/AW) Steve (Snuffy) Retired SaSteveCPO@aol.com "...Hello FELLOW Shipmates. I have some outstanding memories of numerous deployments with some of the most outstanding people in the world - P-3 SAILORS. Served with VP-49 1979-82, VP-16 1982-85, VP-1 1985-88, VP-17 1993-95, and CPWP 1995-98. Never under-estimate the usefulness of ordnance!!!!!!..." [E-Mail Updated 29SEP99 | 13JUL98]

ALLEN, Verona "Ronnie" Verona.Allen@med.va.gov "...I served with VP-30 from 1981 to 1985..." [24APR2003]

ALLEN, Walter E. (ELMO) wallen@brightok.net "...I served in VP-4 from 1964-66 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I would like to hear from anyone that was in the squadron at that time of our young life. Viet-Nam, was going on, but it was a good time to be alive. I was in CREW 7. P2V Aircraft. (ECM Operator). Hope to hear from the flight crew. I live in Wynnewood, Oklahoma now and retired from the federal government. Phone# (405)665-5004 Address: 301 N. Robberson, Wynnewood, OK 73098..." [18OCT98]

ALLENDER, CAPTAIN George R. Retired gallende@arinc.com "...Commanding Officer PATRON 23 (11/75 - 11/76)...other squadrons VP-10 1/60 -1/64; VP-30 Det A later VP-30 4/64 - 4/67; VP-56 (with the first Charlie)11/69 - 5/72; joined VP-23 4/74..."

ALLES, Todd J. tallessr@aol.com "...I served in VP-45 from 10DEC66 - 8DEC68. I was an aircrewman, second wrench, and FE on Crew's 11 and 3 from April 1967 to December 1968 when I rotated out of the Navy. Made two Deployments to NAS Bermuda and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and one to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I am still in contact with two Shipmates, Greg Megas who now lives in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Al Mates who I just ran across in Hazlet, N.J. I would like to know if anyone knows the whereabouts or how to contact Jerry McGee, last known address in JAX, Fla., Jonathan Sink from Manchester, N.H., Tom Marsiak from Uniontown, N.J., or Buck Jones, last known adress is Meridian, Ms..." [09JAN2000]

ALLEX, ADCS Dennis Retired dencarlx@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-60 since it was formed in November 1970 until I retired in December 1993. I was a P2 Plane Captain and later a P-3 Flight Engineer on Crew 13. I really enjoyed my time with VP-60. We had a lot of good people. Our p-3 #152152 is now on display at the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola. It now has VP-65 colors..." [13MAR2000]

ALLEY, CWO3 Larry K. Retired kdine@joimail.com "...I served with VR-21 (1954-1957) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VW-1 (1959-1962) at NAS Agana, Guam, VP-17 (1962-1963) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VA-65 at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, CAG aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, USS Independence (1968-1971), NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee and Retired. I made some 1000 hours in the old Douglas birds, some of which literally fell out of the sky occasionaly..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 29NOV2011 | 24MAY2010]

ALLEY, PN1 Robert Retired rcalley56@aol.com "...I served in VP-56 from December 1980 thru January 1985. I worked in the Personnel Office thru 3 deployments and part of a 4th. I am now a public school teacher, but my deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain, and NAS Keflavik, Iceland get more mileage than I would have ever believed. I went on to serve for 15 years active duty and 8 more years in the Reserves, but I do not look back on anything in the Navy that was near as fun as being a VP-56 Dragon..." [23SEP2005]

ALLGEIER, AT1 Barth beallgeier@msn.com "...I served in VP-22, 1991-1994 as an IFT until the decom. I transferred to VP-66 (1994-1997) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Then NRD Philadelphia for recruiting at NRS Abington and NRS Lansdale (1997-2001). February 2001 I took an Admin Bust to E-5 to go TAR (now FTS). That allowed me to return to VP-66 (2001-2005) and stay at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I'm curently stationed at the RESASWTRACEN (RATCEN) at the Grove. I married Christina in OCT 2003 and we had our first child, Kyle in OCT 2005. I plan to retire in FEB 2009 and get my paper route back..." [03AUG2005]

ALLHOFF, CWO3 Thomas Retired tomallhoff@gmail.com "...I served with NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1972-1973), NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1973-1975) AIMD, NAS Miramar (1975-1976) AIMD, VP-31 (1976-1977) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-50 (1977-1979) at NAS Moffett Field, California, NAMTRAGRU 1012 (1979-1982) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-50 (1982-1986) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-31 (1986-1989) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-68 (1989-1992) at NAF Washington, D.C., VP-22 (1992-1994) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VP-68 (1994-1995) at NAF Washington, D.C.. I retired from the Navy in 1995 and am currently living in San Francisco, CA. I welcome the chance to catch up with old Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 24OCT2012 | E-Mail Updated 28APR2012 | E-Mail Updated 26MAY2004 | E-Mail Updated 18DEC2002 | BIO Updated 16SEP99 | 11JAN99]

ALLIN, Bob rwaj@msn.com "...I served with VP-26 (1974 to 1977), Naval Postgraduate School, USS Constellation (CV-64), CPW-10 (1981 to 1984) at NAS Moffett Field, California and VP-46 (1984 to 1986). I finished my naval career as a Naval Attaché in Tunisia (1988 to 1991) and Algeria (1992 to 1993)..." [31DEC2009]

ALLISON, AMM Robert S. (Bob) c/o His Daughter Katy Allison texas64@netscape.net "...My father, AMM Robert S. (Bob) Allison, served in VP-19 (VPB-19) from 1942 to 1946. I have a photo of his crew taken at NAS Alameda, California in 1943 that includes my father and LT(jg) A.L. Macauley, ENS N.H. McDade, as well as others identified only by last names: Baxter, Jenson, Sunquist, Mullens, Scribner, Clark, Widener, and Mizenko; will try to post this photo. I also have my father's Aviators Flight Log Book listing nearly 150 flights from March 1944 to July 1945, mostly in the PBM-3D. Patrols appear to be mostly from Eniwetok and Saipan and include missions over then-Japanese held Wake and Ponape islands, and in March 1945 over Chichi Jima and to within 100 miles of the Japanese coast. VPB-19 won a Unit Citation for operating from an open roadstead off Iwo Jima in March 1945, and the first use of JATO in a combat area. We also have an address from the Captain of USS Hamlin (AV-15) dated 18 Feb 45 (the day before the landings at Iwo). The Hamlin, in conjuction with Seaplane Tenders USS Chincoteague (AVP-24) and USS Williamson (AVP-15) (Picture), was to establish a seadrome, which would then be occupied by planes of VPB-19 and VH-2 flown up from Saipan. The Captain said "We are fortunate in having assigned to us for this operation an excellent squadron, VPB-19. They have a fine reputation and are raring to go." Although my father passed away in 1993, I am interested in any additional info on the wartime exploits of VPB-19, and also in hearing from any VPB-19 veterans from that era or their families..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24MAY2004 | 19NOV98]

ALLISON, Thomas L. Jr. suesammamish@aol.com "...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..." [16MAR2015]

ALLONBY, AO1 Guy D. Retired chipallonby@gmail.com "...I served with the Naval Air Technical Training Command (Faculty Staff)/NATTC (1973-1973) NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF)/PMRF) (1973-1977) NAS Point Mugu, California, Naval Missile Center (NMC) (1973-1977), VA-25 (1977-1981), Ridgecrest, CA (1981-1983), USS Ranger (CV-61)/AIMD (1983-1986), NRD Seattle (1986-1989) NAS Seattle, Washington, VP-50 (1989-1991) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) (1991-1993)..." [27AUG2018]

ALLOWAY, Susan (Ware) savethetails@aol.com "...I served with VR-21 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1975 to 1977. I worked on the line and in the AE shop. Trell Waldron was my supervisor on the line. I would love to hear from my former Shipmates..." [22FEB2009]

ALLRED, AO John (Jack) captjackone@netscape.net "...Served with VP-4 1960-63 at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. VP-17 from 1963-1964 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. VP-4 from 1964-1963 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. VC-5 Det Bravo, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan from 1964-1969. VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1976-79. I was an Aviation Ordnanceman. Would enjoy hearing from any Shipmate who may remember me..." [24FEB2002]

ALLRED, CTTCM (NAC) Mike Retired MDALLRED@AOL.COM "...I was a VQ-2 sailor from May 74 to Dec 78. Spent many, many hours at Bennie's and lots of days TAD to Athens on ground det. Oh for the days of Bobby's Bar. Left the Q and went to VPU-2 Old Buzzards as their first CTT on staff. Great tour as a real airdale. Lots of good dets to places better left unmentioned. Working for Don East and Ivan Hughes was some of the best ever. Left NAS Brunswick, Maine in 82 and went back to the Q in NS Rota, Spain. I guess I was a real glutton for punishment but I got to work for the Buzzard again so it was worth it. Especially when he pinned on my anchors in 82. Left the Q community for good in 85 and did lots of other fun CT stuff and finally retired in July 95 as CMC at Naval Security Station Washington DC. Currently a full-time college student hoping to graduate in Dec98 with a degree in Natural Science and teach General Science. Hi to all my old Shipmates, (and I do mean old). Hope to hear from some of you. Stay Navy!!!..." [03MAY98]

ALLSEP, ASC Don Retired dallsep@charter.net "...I served aboard NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, VW-11, VF-101, AD "B" School, AEWBarRonPac, HT-8, Chief of Naval Air Training (CNABATRA) Staff, USS Lexington (CV-16) and NAS Albany, Georgia. I flew as a EC-121 (FE) and retired August 1971..." [30JUL2011]

ALM, Albert al65alm@pepoplepc.com "...Was with VU-10 from 1953 to July 1954. Crew Member on PBM-2 as Flight Enginer..." [23JAN2007]

ALMAGUER, ANDY rj146@hotmail.com "...LOOKING FOR FRIENDS WHO SERVED IN VP-30, AIRFRAMES DEPT NAS Jacksonville, Florida FROM 1977-1980..." [10NOV2004]

ALSCHBACH, Jack C/O Daughter sndtee@cox.net "...Served with VP-214...I joined VP-732 in Dec. 1959 and served until 1952 when I applied for transfer to HU-731 one of the first Reserve helicopter units and was designated the commanding officer. even though I did not have any training in helicopters. We operated without any rotary wing aircraft until the spring of 1953 and in July of that year I was sent to Pensacola for training. I was designated a qualified Navy Helicopter Pilot, NO-1718 upon graduation. I returned to NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan and served again as the CO until I left the squadron in May of 1954..." [E-Mail (C/O Daughter) Updated 27DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 22APR2001 | E-Mail Updated 26FEB2001 | E-Mail Updated 17AUG2000 | 02MAY2000]

ALSING, AOC Stanley R. SRALSING@aol.com "...Was a member of VP-872 & VP-71G3 at NAS Oakland & NAS Alameda, California from Jan 1956 to Nov 1969. Was Avaiation Ordnance Chief (AOC) on P-2s the whole time including the Berlin Callup 1961 - 1962 for the nuclear tests in the Pacific. Any former members out there? Am looking for a cruise book for the callup..." [23FEB98]

ALSOP, ARM1 James R. vet2vet@alltel.net "...I served with VB-130 FAW-5 (PV-1), VB-103 FAW-7 (PB4Y-1), and Naval Air Transport Services (NATS) in those belly splashing Coronado (PB2Y-5) seaplanes..." Website: Kilroy's Closet [E-Mail Updated 26JUN2003 | 16JAN2003]

ALSTOTT, AT2 Jane jalstott@pacbell.net "...AT2 loadmaster 90-94. Well, I missed the freakin' Reunion even though I live right here! Nobody told me! Anyway, I wish the best to everybody I worked with in VXE-6 and would be glad to hear from anybody..." [28APR2001]

ALSTROM, Ray rayray@viptx.net "...Was AME2 Ray Alstrom in VP-49 from 1975 through 1978. Made deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily - 1976 & 1977 respectively. Worked in the Aviator's Equipment Shop..." [30MAR98]

ALTERMATT, AT Thomas taltermatt@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-56 (AIMD) from 1977 to 1981. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [18FEB2011]

ALTHAUSER, Laura L. Laura.Althauser@NOAA.gov "...I was an AT at NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal from 1991 to decommissioning. It was a great place....and I DO remember George from Praia. His place was the "Anchor" wasn't it? I remember sitting up on the balcony and watching the little mini bull runs on the beach. I had too much fun in that place. I was also breifly in VP-16 in 1993. I got medevaced from Puerto Rico and never came back. I wish I would have had more time. It was a blast to be in Puerto Rico, even though it was long hours. I still work for the government, only now I am a fishery biologist..." [20JUL2000]

ALTIZER, Chris chris1nchris2@cox.net "...I was lucky enough to serve my firt tour in the Navy with VP-93. To date it was the best squadron I have been in and best bunch of guys I have ever worked with..." [09MAY2003]

ALVAREZ, MCPO Admiraldo R. Retired c/o Michele Alvarez michele66a@hotmail.com "...My Father, MCPO Admiraldo R. ALVAREZ (retired), served with VC-1 for 16 years. He is now happily retired living in Las Vegas..." [20JUN2008]

ALVAREZ, LT Don dalvarez443@home.com "...VQ-1 was the highlight of my Navy career. No mention of the first VQ-1 EA-3B detachment to NSF Diego Garcia in early 1979. Sending two aircraft, flight and maintenance crews to NSF Diego Garcia was accomplished virtually overnight, well, at least a week to prepare. LT Don Alvarez, VQ-1 MMCO 1979-1980..." [27NOV2001]

ALVAREZ, Joel jaalvare@episd.org "...I served with VP-46 from 1982 to 1985. I flew with Crew-1 and was on the NSF Diego Garcia and the NAS Adak, Alaska deployments. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 07DEC2009 | 28JUL2000]

ALVAREZ, AD Richard richee1@yahoo.com "...I served with VXN-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as an AD from September 1972 until September 1974. I hailed from Queens, NY..." [07MAY2009]

ALVAREZ, Robert mcsurvey@juno.com "...AW3, VP-24, CAC-7 1978-1980 from Boston, Mass..." [24APR2000]

ALVES, George galves.pcs@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-9 (1971-1974) at NAS Moffett Field, California with two deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan (AIMD working on the TT-264 and ARC95 radios) and VP-31( AIMD working in Crypto repair)..." [16JAN2014]


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