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Memorial Picture "...BAAS, CAPTAIN Daniel L...It is with great sadness that I report that Captain Daniel L. Baas, Retired, passed away July 17th, 2006 following a brief illness. Captain Daniel L. Baas was Commanding Officer of VP-17, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii around 1988-1989. He leaves behind a loving wife and 2 children. He was working as a pilot for UPS in Louisville, Ky...BOWLING, Charles J. "Bumble" Retired db006@earthlink.net..." [28JUL2006]

Memorial Picture "...BACHHOFER, ADCS Jack...Jack Bachhofer died early Saturday morning May 30th, 2010. Jack served with VP-1, VP-11 and AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Jack will be missed..." Contributed by McCOMAS, AVCM Finis "Mac" mcporet@newwavecomm.net [11OCT2010]

Memorial Picture "...BAILEY, AO2 Bob Sr...Dad served with VPB-103 during WWII from NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England...I just received two of Dad's Awards that my sister found. FIRST AWARD: "Fleet Air Wing Seven Liberator Air Group Commendation - Know ye all men by these presents that Robert H. Bailey did successfully complete 52 missions on anti-submarine patrol in the European theater of operations. Serving with credit as ordnanceman in number 17 crew of patrol bombing squadron one hundred three." SECOND AWARD: Second Air Medal for flying as a crew member of a PB4Y-1 on anti-sub patrol in the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel north of 40 degrees north latitude during the period of may 1944 to feb. 1945. U-boat campaign in the battle of the Atlantic."..." Contributed by BAILEY, AO3 Bob flynavy10@comcast.net [BIO Updated 08JUL2017 | BIO Updated 06JAN2008 | BIO Updated 20SEP2007 | E-Mail Updated 05DEC2005 | 15DEC1997]

Memorial Picture "...BAILEY, John...June 19, 2006 Wausau Daily Herald, Wausau, WI - Owen J. Bailey - Owen John Bailey, 84, Wausau, died peacefully at home June 16, 2006, after an extended illness. He was born March 25, 1922, in Shovel Lake, Minn., to Thomas and Ella (Lewis) Bailey. He married Sharon Dudley on Dec. 31, 1964, in Sisseton, S.D. He was a retired social studies teacher from Wausau public schools. He taught at Horace Mann and John Muir middle schools from 1968 to 1988. He took great pride in the successes of his students. He attended Crosby Minnesota High School and then furthered his education at Brainerd State Junior College achieving an Associate of Arts degree. He then went to Bemidji State College in Minnesota, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in education and then on to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a masters in education. He loved to read historical books and accounts. He wrote a compelling master's thesis on the apartheid in South Africa. Always putting education first, Owen taught Sunday School while attending college at Bemidji. He was a U.S. Navy veteran from March 1944 to December 1946, where he served in World War II in the Pacific Theater as a combat air crewman. He served in a Navy PB4Y-2 Privateer patrol bomber as Flight Engineer and gunner in patrol bomber squadrons VPB-121 and VPB-102. Owen was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved the great outdoors and to garden, growing his own vegetables and flowers. He had a special gift for knowing species of trees and appreciating their variety and beauty. He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Storm Lake in northwestern Montana; as a hard rock copper miner in Butte, Mont.; a tavern owner and operator in Helena, Mont.; a truck driver in Crosby, Minn; and a teacher in Wausau. His Irish wit was with him until the end. He believed in laughter and loved a good joke and making his own rhymes and poems. He will be dearly missed and is survived by devoted and loving wife, Sharon; daughters, Renee (Graham Boorse) Bailey, Wausau, and Sandy Kelley, Gaffney, S.C.; sons, Mickey (Roz) Bailey, Bloomington, Minn., Wayne (nee Bailey) (Jean) Kender, Calhan, Colo., Dennis (nee Bailey) (Lucy) Kender, Prior Lake, Minn., and Clark (nee Bailey) (Karen) Kender, Plymouth, Minn.; grandchildren, Jessica (Peter) McWilliams, Eagan, Minn., Heather Gustafson and Pvt. Rick (fiancée Danielle Lang) Gustafson, all of Wausau, Jason and Caitlin Kender, Plymouth, Minn., and Tammy Kelley, Gaffney; great-grandchildren, Kayla Schultz, Wausau, and Ryan McWilliams, Eagan, Minn.; sister, Betty Kovall, Deadwood, S.D.; sister-in-law, Sandra Elizabeth, Alexandria, Va.; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Owen was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harlan, Archie and Tim; sister Lola; and former wife, Josephine (Glase, Bailey) Kender. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Owen's name. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at First Presbyterian Church, Wausau. The Rev. Joy Nelson-Jeffers will officiate. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau, where full military rites will be conducted by American Legion Montgomery-Plant Post No. 10. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth St., Wausau, and again from 10 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the church. Online condolences at http://www.petersonkraemer.com. The family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation to all the staff at Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their kind and compassionate care given to Owen during his illness. Forwarded by Roger Schulrud r_schulrud5009@charter.net..." [20JUN2006]

Memorial Picture "...BAIRD, Frank "Tex"...My father, Frank Baird, served with VPB-205 (1946-1948). Does anyone remember him and his music? Sinkler wrote an article in The Nobby News about him. I just don't know the date of the article as it is not indicated on the page. I have page 3 and 4. Of note is an article "Casey Jones Visits NOB." If anyone has any information I would appreciate it!..." Contributed by Mary Ann Rojas freeze80002002@yahoo.com [11OCT2013]

Memorial Picture "...BAKER, ADR1 Wayne T... my father, Wayne T. Baker, died December 1962 (with three others) when their VR-7 C-121 crashed on a mountain in Guam while delivering relief supplies to typhoon victims on Guam Island. Dad's previous service was with VA-54 with deployments aboard the USS Kearsarge (CVA-33) (1955-1956) and USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) (1957-1958) and attended FE school prior to serving with VR-7..." Contributed by Thomas Baker thomas.baker5246@gmail.com [30JAN2017]

Memorial Picture "...BALASI, PH2 Alfred Shipmate Pix...My late father actually had a world wind tour of the Pacific from late 1944 to early 1946. He was a photographer's mate who shipped out to the Pacific in late 1944 to be assigned to a PB4Y squadron but got sent mistakenly to a PBY squadron - VP-71 initially. By then the Navy stopped assigning photogs to planes and he began flying with different PB4Y squadrons, but mostly with VPB-104. Dad then ended up with FAW-17 at Clark and finally on the USS Pine Island (AV-12) and USS Curtiss (AV-4) in occupation duty before returning to the states in early 1946. I'd be interested in word from anyone who might remember him..." Contributed by Mark Balasi balasi@comcast.net [E-Mail Updated 02JAN2015 | 18NOV2002]

Memorial Picture "...BANISTER, Winston...I am a pharmacist from Mangum, Oklahoma and my grandfather, Winston Banister, served with VPB-103 in WWII. He died before I was born and I would like to know if there is any one who may have served with him out there. Any information would be very much appreciated..." Contributed by Bradley Banister barbital69@yahoo.com [30JUL2010]

Memorial Picture "...BARLOW, CDR Owen Gene Sr...My Father, Owen Gene Barlow Sr., passed away peacefully on March 26, 2016. Dad was commissioned as a Naval Aviator in 1950. Upon returning as a decorated officer from the Korean War, he joined the Naval Reserve. He logged 6000 flight hours in his naval career where his last duty station was Commanding Officer of VP-793..." Contributed by Dawn Barlow Darter dawn@pga.com [05APR2016]

Memorial Picture "...BARNIER, Edward Thomas...My Father, Edward Thomas Barnier, passed away recently. Dad served with VPB-102 as a tailgunner (PB4Y-1 BUNO: 31975 Boat 18 - Stoop-N-Droop It) in the Solomon Islands from 1943 to 1945. I would love to hear from anyone that may have known my Dad. Thanks. Katherine Courtney kcourtney1748@me.com..." [E-Mail Updated 17JUN2013 | E-Mail Updated 02NOV2009 | 01NOV2008]

Memorial Picture "...BAJAK, Rear Admiral Sigmund "Sig"...Rear Admiral Sigmund "Sig" Bajak passed away May 30, 1996 in White Plains Hospital of complications from cancer. He was skipper of VS-837 during our active duty tour in the Berlin crisis. We were activated at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York in September 1960 (SEE )..." Contributed by NEUMANN, LCDR Lawrence A. Retired neumannl@snet.net [08FEB2007]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...BAKER, Charles...My Dad, Charles Baker, served with FASRON-6 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and was discharged July 7, 1950. Dad passed away in 1957 when I was 3 years old. I would love to hear from any of Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by Pauline (Baker) Swanson svensson@bluevalley.net [2011]

Memorial Picture "...BAKER, Jofre P...It saddens me to report that Jofre P. Baker, USN Ret. passed away August 2007. I had the honor and pleasure of serving with LT Baker in VP-4, Okinawa 1962-63..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [05NOV2007]

Memorial Picture "...BANNON, Bob...Sorry to report the passing of Bob Bannon, Radioman, VP-661 in February of 2011..." Contributed by HOUCHENS, Jack pinesduo@aol.com [11JUL2011]

Memorial Picture "...BARDAKOS, Antonio (Tony)...My father enlisted in the Navy in 1940. Dad served with VP-31 (October 1941 to April 1943), VB-126 (April 1943 to June 1943), HEDRON FAW-7 (July 1943 to August 1943), VP-6 (August 1943 to September 1943), VB-126 (September 1943 to October 1943), VPB-44 (October 1943 to December 1944), and finally HEDRON 5-2 (February 1945 to March 1945). Carol J. Rogers mbardakos1971@yahoo.com..." [19FEB2004]

Memorial Picture "...BARELA, Joe Madrid...My Father, Joe Madrid Barela, served aboard the USS Argonaut (SS-475), USS Tarawa (CV-40), USS Sumner (AGS-5), USS Sangay (AE-10) and the USS Pine Island (AV-12). I am seeking any information on him would love to here from anyone who may have known him or has any pictures. He passed in 1986. Thank you for any help with this or where I can go to find more information about him. Kathy Sammons (Daughter) candk_24@yahoo.com..." [26FEB2010]

Memorial Picture "...BARLOW, William Murphy...William Murphy Barlow, 86, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Alexandria, Va. Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. The family will have a reception at Greenwood Funeral Home afterward. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of choice. William Murphy Barlow was born to May and Burel Barlow on Dec. 29, 1921, in Osage County, Okla. He attended school in Pawhuska and Stillwater, Okla., before joining the War National Guard, 45th Infantry Division, which mobilized in 1940. He then joined the United States Navy immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Upon completing combat aircrew training in Florida, he was assigned to VPB-20 and deployed to the Pacific Theater, participating in 31 combat patrol bombing missions. On one such mission his aircraft sustained major damage from anti-aircraft fire. Though the aircraft was forced to crash land, his actions enabled the aircraft's safe return to its base at Jinamoc Seaplane Base, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines. Mr. Barlow earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and three U.S. Air Medals for his service..." WebSite: Alfred Hirton Barlow Families http://www.barlowgenealogy.com/ [14JUL2008]

Memorial Picture "...BARNETT, AM1 Edward...My father, AM1 Edward Barnett (deceased), served in the original VP-93 in 1942. Mark S. Barnett msbarnett_genealogy@yahoo.com..." [13NOV2007]

Memorial Picture "...BARNETT, CDR Gordon Richard Retired...BARNETT, CDR Gordon Richard USN (Ret) CO VP-4 1962 - 1963 passed away 28 Jan 2014. Gordon R. Barnett joined the Navy in 1942. After earning his wings and commissioning, he served as a pilot with VC-15, VT-97, VT-44 and VX-1. Later assignments included tours in VP-21 and VP-45. Graduation from General Line School at Newport was followed by a tour as an instructor at the Aerial Mine Warfare School, Yorktown, Virginia. A tour on the staff of Commander Fleet Air Wings, U.S. Atlantic Fleet as Aerial Mining Officer and Advanced Undersea Weapons Officer followed. After a tour at the training command at NAS Pensacola, Florida, he reported in 1957 to Commander Service Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet as Allowance/Complement Officer for the Pacific Fleet. In March 1959 his career in ASW patrol plane aviation was renewed with a tour as Administrative Officer of VP-28 followed by a tour as Executive Officer of VP-31 and culminated by a tour as Commanding Officer of VP-4. He retired shortly after completing that tour. A celebration of his life was held at 10:00am on 8 Feb 2014 at the Alamo City Church, 6500 IH 35N, San Antonio, TX 78218..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [08APR2014]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...BARNES, ARM2 Charles W...My Father, Charles W. Barnes, October 23, 1985. Dad served with VP-213 (10/1943-07/1945) as a radioman with Crew-6. I would like to hear from any of Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by George Barnes gbarnes831@gmail.com [PIX Added 07APR2016 | E-Mail Updated 07APR2016 | E-Mail Updated 17JUN2003 | 16JUL2001]

Memorial Picture "...BARRERA, ADC William Hubert...Shipmate Pix...My father, William Hubert Barrera, served in the U. S. Navy from August 1940 to July 1960. My father was awarded the American Area, American Defense (with clasp), Asiatic Pacific (1 Star), World War II Victory Medal, China Service Medal and the Good Conduct (3 Awards). He served at/with NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, FAW-2 NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, VP-23, VP-54, VPB-122 (ComSubArea - Palau Islands), NAS Alameda, California, VP-19, VP-23 and NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida...Dee deeanddory@aol.com..." [BIO Updated 23MAR2007 | 21MAR2007]

Memorial Picture "...BARRENTINE, AOM2 Gofdon E....VPB-27, at Okinawa at wars end. Fine Shipmate, my very good friend, and a wonderfull person departed his last mission December 18, 1995...George A.Croly geocroly@webtv.net..." [05JAN2002]

Memorial Picture "...BARRY, AEMAN Richard A...My Father, Richard A. Barry, passed away December 24, 2009. Dad served with VJ-61 Detatchment Q. from 1953 to 1955. I would like to hear from any of Dad's former Shipmates. Richard J. Barry itsux@pacbell.net..." [19FEB2010]

Memorial Picture "...BATES, YN3 James Doyle...My Father, YN3 James Doyle Bates, served with CASU-44 (1944-1946) while assigned to the Naval Reserves. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." Contributed by Jerry Bates jbates143@aol.com [17JAN2013]

Memorial Picture "...BATES, CWO3 Kirby E...It's with deepest regrets that I annouce the passing of CWO3 Kirby E. Bates on 27 January 2007. Kirby had retired in 1994 from AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine. He had also served earlier in his career at NAS Brunswick, Maine with VP-11 in the 1980's...IRELAND, AD1 Steve Retired ridesafe@tds.net..." [04FEB2007]

Memorial Picture "...BAXLEY, CMC Frank Shipmate Pix...Frank Baxley, 64, died Feb. 12th, 2006 at his home in Lexington Park, Md. Frank is the son of the late John Lester Baxley Sr and Marguerite Brown Baxley of Marion Sc. Frank has worked for the government since 1961 - first as active duty Navy, and then as a civil servant at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. He joined Navy in 1961 and went through boot camp in San Diego. He attended Anti-Submarine Warfare electronics technician, advanced electronics training in NAS Millington, Tennessee. Followed with flight crew operator training in NAS Norfolk, Virginia and P2V specific training in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Frank's I first duty station as an operator was with VP-56 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Deployments included NS Rota, Spain, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and detachments in NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, Crete, Greece, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. While assigned to VP-56 Frank logged 5000 flight hours in 5 years. I After his arduous duty with VP-56 during the Cuban missile crisis, Frank transferred to VP-30 to attend 16 weeks of factory training for computer and data processing systems. After returning to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland he attended In-Flight Technician (IFT) training at NAMTRADET, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. As an IFT with VP-24 he made four deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. He was then assigned to NAMTRADET NAS Jacksonville, Florida as P-3C IFT and Weapon Systems Technician instructor. He also taught community college electronics theory and all related math necessary to get a First Class Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license. He then transferred to NAS Moffett Field, California VP-48 serving as the Maintenance/Material Control Senior Chief and Command Senior Chief when he retired from the NAVY. After retiring in 1982 from the NAVY he continued supporting the Maritime Surveillance Aircraft RM&S department for Naval Air Systems Command. In 1985 he then accepted his first Government Service position as Engineering Technician, Antisubmarine AlC Test Directorate for NATC serving as manager of the airborne advanced signal processor being developed for incorporation into the P-3 Update IV aircraft. With the initiation of the P-7A development in 1989, his duties expanded to include the oversight of concurrent integration of the Update IV avionics suite into the P-7A airframe design. 1993 he was promoted as an Engineering Technician, Force Warfare Aircraft Directorate, NAWCAD as the Technical Lead for the P-3C Anti-surface Warfare Improvement Program (AlP). He developed the groundbreaking acquisition strategy based on the extensive use of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf/Non-Development Items. He led the technical integrated program team through program concept definition, requirements and location to a successful ACAT II P-3C Update IV mission avionics upgrade program. I 1996 assisted the P-3 PMA office coordinating staffing of issues with Program Executive Offices and Financial Management offices. 1997 until his Government service retirement, September 2005 he managed the P-3 AlP, BMUP, FMS, and P-8A MMA , Mission System logistics. Frank was an active member of the Lion's Club of Lexingiton Park and enjoyed volunteering his time at historic St. Mary's City. Frank and his family call St Mary's County home since his retirement from the Navy in 1982...St. Mary's Today Sunday, February 19, 2006..." WebSite: St. Mary's Today http://www.stmarystoday.com/ [19FEB2006]


BAARSON, ART1 Raymond E. loraybar@centurytel.net "...I served with VPB-53 from 1944 to 1945. I was ART first class working on the maintenance crew as a radar technician. I am interested in contacting anyone who was on this crew with me or remembers me..." [24NOV2004]

BABBITT, William babbittw@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-741 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in the 1950's. Does anyone know when their will be another VP-741 Reunion?..." [13OCT2009]

BABCOCK, Carol (Kokes) clbabcock@hotmail.com "...I was TD3/2 when I served in VP-31 from May 1972 to Dec 1975. Flew with some great crews and hung around the AW shop, AO shop and drafting and Faso when I had to stay on the ground. Worked with the Spanish and Iranian students. Married an AT3 Larry Babcock from VP-46 Grey Knights. We just went over 25 years and relocated 19 times so have lost contact with some folks. Brother AO3 Paul Kokes served in VP-40. Sure would like to locate some pals. Bud Sigler, Leo Stapleton, Bruce Perkins,and Lorraine Deikman/Paver and some others I only remember last names. I'm still in contact with TD/LT. Darlene Marciniak and Carl (AXCS,Ret) up in Brunswick. I'll be here, e-mail or come by..." [16JUN98]

BABCOCK, AOC James E. Retired JimandLouNiagara@cs.com "...I joined VP-5 after boot camp in Sept 1951. Attained AO3 and was on crew 7 on MC 7. Deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland in summer of 1953 and to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada September 1954. Other deployments were short ones to Key West, Nassau, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Discharged in June 1955. Joined Naval Reserve in Buffalo, ans was attached to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania for a number of years. I was in the first group under HYT and retired as AOC..." [21MAY2002]

BABCOX, NC1(AW/NAC) Robert Retired bobnancybabcox@aol.com "...I served with VP-30, VP-11 and retired from VP-46. I had some good times it is too bad we are disestablishing all these great Squardons and ships at the cost of our own freedom and to make a politician(s) feel better..." [15OCT2008]

BABICH, Jack iraqjack@gmail.com "...I served with VP-30 from September 1982 until July 1987..." [27JUL2009]

BABINS, SCPO Stuart A. Retired stu3558@gmail.com "...I served with VP-45 (1959-1961), VP-56 (1961-1963), VP-10 (1965-1968), VP-26 (1968-1970), VX-1 (1970-1973), VP-45 (1975-1978), VX-1 (1978-1982), FAW-1 Detachment NSF Diego Garcia (1982-1983) ASMOD and ASWOC..." [E-Mail Updated 01JAN2017 | E-Mail Updated 12AUG2011 | E-Mail Updated 04MAY2006 | E-Mail Updated 23DEC2004 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 19MAY2004 | BIO Updated 28JAN2002 | E-Mail Updated 21OCT2001 | E-Mail Updated 25MAY2000 | Updated 15FEB98]

BACA, AE Isa isa.baca@calvet.ca.gov "...I served with VP-50 (07/1972-07/1975) with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Agana, Guam. Changed a lot of generators in instruments, as well as safety wired a million cannon plugs on those mighty warships..." [20DEC2016]

BACH, AMSC Douglas A. Retired bachd@zoominternet.net "...I served with VP-49, VP-46 and Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit (NAESU) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I remember a flight from NS Rota, Spain to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and had to stop and take on fuel at NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. We were almost out of JP and approaching runway cross winds that was blowing us off approach. Unfortunately, we only had enough fuel to make one more try then to ditch. Never so scared in my life. Pilot LCDR Jose Sullivan slamed plane on runway and we spent the night before heading to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Great job saving all aboard!..." [26MAR2016]

BACH, Jeffrey jefbach@aol.com "...To all my former Shipmates. I was in VP-69 from 1986-1991 and NAR from 1991-1994. Now stationed in VP-91 soon to retired early in FEB 99. I sure like here from anyone that I served during these periods. See Ya..." [20OCT98]

BACHHOFER, ADCS Jack bachhoferJ@aol.com "...I was in VP-1 from Aug 1969 thru Nov 1977. Done a bit of everything -- Eng Mechanic, 2nd mech, P/P QAR Transfered to NAS Jacksonville, Florida. AIMD in 1977 and in 1981 was offered boat duty somewhere on the water. Decided Flt Engineer school was a better choice, after school [Oct 81] transfered to VP-11 NAS Brunswick, Maine. Left there in Oct 84 to my first non VP squadron. Was Maint Chief on Search and Rescue Helos [UH1N] until retireing in Aug 1987. VP-1 has a Reunion setting up for May 2000 in Pensacola Fla; this is for Squadron years 1969 thru 1974. I would like to hear from any old Shipmates..." [26APR99]

BACHKO, Larry Retired lbachko@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-31 (February 1975-September 1977), Naval And Marine Corp Reserve Center (N&MCRC) El Paso, Texas (October 1977-September 1978), VR-55 (September 1978-June 1982), VR-57 (June 1982-December 1986), VP-91 (December 1986-February 1989), VF-302 (March 1989-April 1991), VF-301 (March 1991-September 1994), Naval Reserve Readiness Command (REDCOM) 22 NAS Seattle, Washington (September 1994-April 1995) and finally Fleet Reserve April 1995. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27JUN2010 | 07JUL99]

BACHMAN, AMCS(NAC) Dennis L. Retired dbach@bellsouth.net "...My duty stations included NAS Adak, Alaska (1962-1963), VA-196 (1963-1964), NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (1965-1969), VA-22 (1969-1971), VP-9 (1971-1974), VP-30 (1974-1977), CVA-41 USS Midway (1977-1981), NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1981-1985), NAF Misawa, Japan (1985-1988) and Naval Air Logistics Office NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (1988-1990). I retired and settled in Pensacola Fl. Old Shipmates drop a line (send email)..." [E-Mail Updated 10APR2006 | 21SEP1997]

BACHRACH, AT1(AW/NAC) Jay jrbachrach@yahoo.com "...VC-5 non-rate 81-83; VQ-1 EWOP 84-87; VP-16 IFT 88-92; NAWCAD Warminster IFT 92-95; VQ-2 EWOP/ground pounder 95-97; NAMTRAGRUDET NAS North Island, San Diego, California ES-3A instructor. E-mail me if you know me..." [19FEB98]

BACKE, Carl ccbconnect@aol.com "...I served with VP-7 from 1952-1954 on Crew #5 as radar tech. Lt. Joe Pedigo was PPC; Ensign Smith, PP1P; "Blackie" DeLorme, Plane Captain; Mike Snyder, radio; Gus Alagna, ECM; Lew Stepka, ordnance; Glenn Hillegass, 2nd radio. Lt. Joe was a great plane jockey. I remember those rocket runs off Block Island near NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and the sonobuoy sub hunts in the Atlantic. Our deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan was a real operational challenge to us. Patrols to Port Arthur to survey shipping to the North, sub hunts in the Yelow Sea, patrols along the Korean coast as far as Vladivostok, and cover for Task force 77.7 during replenishment, searching for displaced North Korean and Chinese troops from their POW camps in the south that were turned loose by Singman Rhee. Flew every fourth day or nite. Being 19 yrs old at the time was pretty excitying duty. We lost two planes: one ditched just south of Korea and all but one crew member was saved. Lt. Commander Essex didn't make it. Sad. Also our hanger queen slammed into a mountain in a landing attempt at NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii on the way home to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Still see those buddies in my mind and will forever. Would love to hear from anyone from those great days!..." [28MAR2000]

BACH, John johnbach1@verizon.net "...I was in VU-7 NAS North Island, San Diego, California 1951-1953 as Plane Captain/aircrewman in a JD-1 Douglas Invader, nose no. 5. My pilot was Lt. Seaborg and we flew all around the San Diego area towing targets for Navy ship gunnery practice, El Centro, Ca, Fallon, Nev. on TAD towing targets for Navy fighters and PB4Y-2 privateers. We had TBF Avengers, an R5C. SNB, and F8F Bearcats in the squadron. I have many great memories of flying low with Lt. Seaborg through the alfalfa fields in El Centro and the sagebrush at Fallon. Does anyone out there know of a squadron patch for VU-7?..." [E-Mail Updated 21NOV2005 | 23APR2001]

BACHELLER, AD1 Ken Retired KTABACH@MSN.com "...I was a P-3 Flight Engineer with VP-16, VP-24, and VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [07APR2003]

BACKES, Bob j.backes@att.net "...I was an SS1 with VP-50 in 80-83. I was told of this site by my brother who is also a vet. It has been years since I thought of my days as a "Blue Dragon". I was on the website for hours recalling all of the memories and familiar names of Shipmates long forgotten. I was on crews 2,8, & 10. I will always be fond of "Cubi Crew 8". We had many memorable days at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I would love to hear from any of my old crewmembers..." [05FEB2002]

BACKSTROM, ATR3 Larry jlbackstrom@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1962 to 1965 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I flew with CDR Rolls on QC1 and QC2. Instructor of ECM for flight crews. Started in the P2 and transitioned to the P-3A..." [22MAR2011]

BACKUN, Mark mbackun2468@msn.com "...I served with VAW-125 aboard the USS John F. Kennedy the 2nd and 3rd cruises. Transferred to NAS Norfolk, Virginia, then out in 1978..." [31DEC2008]

BACON, David W. thislldo@wctel.net "...I served with VP-91, (1977 - 1979), VP-30 (1977), VS-22, VS-72, VS-73, VR-48, VR-58, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (COMRESTACSUPWING) and XO Naval Air Reserve NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 14SEP2010 | E-Mail Updated 28OCT2001 | 31JUL98]

BACON, CDR Leon R. http://www.naswi.navy.mil/vp-1/xo.htm "...CDR Bacon graduated from the University of Phoenix in 1985 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. He received his commission from Aviation Officer Candidate School in March of 1986 and was designated a Naval Aviator in January 1988. Upon completion of Fleet replacement training at NAS Moffett Field, California, he reported to VP-48 at NAS Moffett Field, California in 1988. After the decommissioning of VP-48, he transferred to VP-40 also at NAS Moffett Field, California. While assigned to VP-48 and VP-40, CDR Bacon served as the Operations Schedules Officer, Aviation Safety Officer and Pilot NATOPS Officer. He received his warfare designation as a Patrol Plane Commander, Patrol Plane Mission Commander, and Instructor Pilot in the P-3C UIII. He completed deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska; NAS Cubi Point, Philippines; and NAS Misawa, Japan. After completion of his first operational tour, CDR Bacon reported to VP-31, at NAS Moffett Field, California, where he served as an FRS staff instructor pilot and the Operations Flight Officer. In July 1992, he was selected to serve as Assistant NATOPS Evaluator for CPW Pacific Fleet stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. In July 1995, CDR Bacon reported to USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) as an Aircraft Launch and Recovery Officer. In May 1996, the USS CARL VINSON deployed to FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleet AORs in support of Operations DESERT STORM and SOUTHERN WATCH. The crew of the USS CARL VINSON was awarded the Battle Efficiency for 1996. In December 1997, CDR Bacon reported to VP-4 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he served as the Assistant Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer. In December 1998, VP-4 deployed to NSF Diego Garcia, BIOT, and to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operations DESERT STORM and SOUTHERN WATCH. In December 1998, CDR Bacon flew multiple combat missions in support of Operation DESERT FOX. In November 1999, CDR Bacon reported to the OPNAV staff at the Pentagon where he worked in the Strategy and Policy Divisions (N51), and was subsequently chosen to serve on the Navy's Quadrennial Defense Review team. In October 2001, CDR Bacon reported to BUPERS Sea Duty Component, Arlington, VA. CDR Bacon has been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Navy, Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), and Meritorious Service Medal..." [02JUN2003]

BADDERS, C. D. PUPSRMINE@aol.com "...I served with VP-2 64-66 and later retired from surface navy as an MACS..." [19APR99]

BADDERS, John D. jdb@wireweb.net "...I recently came across this site and thought I might be able to get information about my training squadron. I received my CAC Wings in October of 1945 and was still at NAS Ft. Lauderdale, Florida when Flight 19 was lost. Our training squadron joined the search by flying from NAS Ft.Lauderdale to the Carrier CVE 67 (Solomns). We flew off the ship and helped in the search. I have never heard from any member of the training squadron and only know the last name of my pilot Purdom and my other crew mmber Carey. I was the turret gunner. Our squadron was disbanded and I was transfered to VPB-135 which had just returned from th Aleutians. I would like to hear from any body that was in these squadrons at that time..." [25JUN2001]

BAER, Larry R. purpleshadowii@yahoo.com "...Joined VP-19 in November 1967. I was briefly in the AT shop and transferred to flight crew (Crew 1) after start of NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment. Did 1968 NAS Iwakuni, Japan and 1969 NAS Adak, Alaska deployments. Left VP-19 and active duty in February 1970. Flew "jez" with Crews 1 (2x), 2, 11 nad 12. Former crew mwmbers include Jon Clark, Kieth Sorenson, Bob Bonnell, Tom Meadows, Marzie Hughlett and Charlie Irwin..." [07SEP2006]

BAFETTI, Ron bafcom@aol.com "...I flew with Crew 3, VW-3, mid-62 to end of 63 as ATW-3(AC). This site really is a kick in the pants for the memories it's triggered. "BZ" on the whole thing. Wonder if TE145933 still exists?..." [17NOV98]

BAGBY, John (Bags) rebelbagby@aol.com "...I served in VP-30 APR75-AUG75, then VP-5 MAD FOXES AUG75-FEB79, VP-30 PROSNEST FEB79-DEC81, VP-62 BROADARROWS as a selres APR83-JUN90, as a TAR JUN90-JUL94, VP-65 TEAM TRIDENT July 94-99. I am now attached to VP-62 again..." [BIO Updated 23JAN99 | 20APR98]

BAGBY, John R. lawjrb@aol.com "...VAP-61, '65-67, Yeoman, Communications Dept, short stint as CMC. You out there Harvey Ridgeway, Ted Lui, and everybody knew Smiley Gatherum; and how 'bout my favorite skipper CDR Horace Bay Chambers, and Ensign Narsico--any info? anybody..Hey Avalos, I'll bet you have some info. And how 'bout you Blackwelder. Sorry I didn't stick around but I had to get back to re-harrass the protesters. Tried to teach them to say "Bring them Home" instead of "Hell no I won't go" but they would get hostile when I asked them to do that. Didn't like me to stop their marches either. Anyway..love to hear some "sea stories" and am genuinely interested in learning about you guys and others. Remember when Lee wised off and divebombed that train up in Yankee land..?..." [03AUG99]

BAGGETT, Charles E. (Charlie) cbagg18760@aol.com "...I served with VP-67 from AUG 1975 to DEC 1978. FCPC crewmember with many memories of great low-slow and dirty flights. We helped train the Argentine Navy pilots as we transitioned to the P-3. Hoping to contact anyone stationed with me in NAS Memphis, Tennessee at this time to talk of good times we had..." [08OCT98]

BAGGETT, David dbagget@msn.com "...Left VP-56 from NAS Sigonella, Sicily Sept.1966.Anyone still around that remembers MAMA SUZIES..." [03OCT98]

BAGGETT, YNC George Retired bippy2@gmail.com "...I served with VP-47 from December 1957 to December 1960. I retired as a YNC in June 1976. I was stationed at NAF Naples, Italy, NAF Monterey, California, MSC Office, Canal Zone, USS Stribling (DD-867) and finally in the Pentagon..." [05FEB2007]

BAGGETT, LT Jay D. jbaggett@gkm.com "...Served with the Blue Dragons from 88-92. Tacco on crew 2. Currently flying AWACS part time with Air Force Reserves(970th AACS, Tinker AFB). Work Full time as Investment Banker in NYC. I left the Navy in 94..." [E-Mail Updated 11OCT98 | 28JUL98]

BAGGETT, Tony tbaggett58@att.net "...I served with VAW-13 (1967-1970) aboard the USS Ranger (CV-61) with a detachmented into Chu Lai (special assignment). I would like to hear from former Shipmates (especially those who participated into Chu Lai..." [02SEP2015]

BAGNALL, AD3 Donald W. donbagnall@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 (1951-1954) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (quonset huts) and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (tents). I was the squadron's worst mechanic - a well earned honor. Best friends were CC Price, Bud Weiberg. I then served with VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (1954). Ironically got a job at Idlewild Airport (later named JFK) working on 3350s for Lockheed. Finished college traded wrenches for a diploma and became a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. Navy never aware of my administrative skills. Still in Wa. Lost track of CC Price but still in touch with Bud who lives in Missouri. As a geezer would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12JUN2013]

BAGNALL, AT1 Laird RC2151@aol.com "...I was in the VPNavy from 1979-1988. 1980-82 NAS Brunswick, Maine. AIMD Work Center 690. 1982-85 VP-11, TAD to AIMD same W/C. Deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, in 1982, and 1983. Deployment to NAS Bermuda 1984. Instructor at NATTC Det-11, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. USM-449 instructor 1985-86. NAF Mayport, FL AIMD 1986-88. I am looking for a shipmate named Jeffery Karr Nichols, we were stationed together in VP-11. His rank was AD-1, in 1985. Any information would be greatly appreciated..." [14DEC98]

BAHTO, George ggb313@aol.com "...I served VP-24 when we were station at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland - flew as head electronics - 2nd class Petty officer - 1st Radioman - I flew on HA-7 from sometime in 1952 to 1954..." [E-Mail Updated 02APR2005 | 06SEP98]

BAILEY, AO3 Bob flynavy10@comcast.net "...I served with VP-2 (1965-1968). While in the Far East and while flying with crew 10 as ordnanceman, our crew flew operation Market Time missions from NAF Tan Son Nhut, South Vietnam and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam while in Vietnam and we also flew missions right after the capture of the Pueblo for a few weeks from NAS Iwakuni, Japan..." [E-Mail Updated 05FEB2017 | BIO Updated 06JAN2008 | BIO Updated 20SEP2007 | E-Mail Updated 05DEC2005 | 15DEC1997]

BAILEY, AO2 Bob Sr. c/o His Son BAILEY, AO3 Bob flynavy10@comcast.net "...I served with VP-2 from 1965 to 1968 as crewmember, Crew 10, Ordnancemen. Served two tours to far east, detachment to T.S.N., Viet., NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and Operation Market Time. Also flew in Korea during Pueblo incident. Any old salts out there? My father flew as Ordnanceman on a B-24, WW2, VPB-103 out of England (tail gun) Crew 20. Any of his gang out there? BEETLE..." [BIO Updated 20SEP2007 | E-Mail Updated 05DEC2005 | 15DEC1997]

BAILEY, Bobby G. c/o His Son Mike Bailey bowtie99@gateway.net "...My dad, Bobby G. BAILEY, was in FASRON-119/VU-9 at Saipan, and is trying to locate Eugene Edward Griffith. Any one have a tip or clue? Originally from Hamilton,TX supposedly..." [07SEP2000]

BAILEY, AM2 Bud Emmett bbud1938@hotmail.com "...I served with FASRON-2 (12/1955-08/1958) at the NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and VW-2 (09/1958-07/1959) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 17JUL2016 | 29APR2002]

BAILEY, AME1 Danny L. danmare53@aol.com "...I served with VT-2, VP-10 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1974 to 1978, NAS Pensacola, Florida from 1978 to 1980 and VP-67 in 1990 to the end..." [30MAR2011]

BAILEY, AT1 Deanna deesnow412@aol.com "...I was with VP-11 from 1991 to 1995, Force Aircraft Test Squadron in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1995 to 1998, VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1998 to 2002 and for my final duty did a Corrections tour at the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, SC. I am currently an Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator at a gear manufacturing plant in Charleston. Would love to hear from anyone I was stationed with..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 29NOV2006 | 08JAN99]

BAILEY, CDR Don donald.bailey@aa.com "...I am Don Bailey. I was with VP-6 from December of 1975 thru June of 1980. I was AMH2 / AMH1 Bailey back then. I worked in the Airframes shop and QA after making First Class in January of 1980. I was always a ground pounder. I would like to hear from anyone who was in the squadron during my time frame. Please contact me ASAP. I would like to know if any of you are planning on going to the VP-6 Reunion is Las Vegas in October. It would be great to hear from any of you that remember me. Some of you I have already heard from, but please respond anyway. I want to keep in touch with my former squadron mates. I now live in Denver, Colorado. I am an aircraft line maintenance crew chief for American Airlines. I have been in Denver since 1999. I was located in Tulsa, Oklahoma after being released from active duty in June of 1980. I attended Spartan School of Aeronautics and obtained my A & P license and went to work for American in September of 1983. I am still in the Navy Reserve. I am now a Limited Duty Officer (Aviation Maintenance 6335) with the rank of Commander. I am hoping to make Captain in the next couple of years and then call it quits. I have 30 qualifying years now and will probably retire with 35. I look forward to hearing from all of you that were in the squadron with me. I want to put together a roster of everyone that was there during my time. Please respond if you were there. Sincerely..." [27SEP2005]

BAILEY, AD2 Don E. debailey@cyberback.com "...After boot camp in NAS North Island, San Diego, California I went the the class "P" school in NAS Norman, Oklahoma then to the AD class "A" school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee. Reported to VS-37 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California in August of 1954 and became a Plane Captain and temporary crew member. After our sea trials, we left NAS North Island, San Diego, California aboard the USS Princeton on November 2 for our Far East Cruise. During this cruise we were sent off the coast of Formosa during the evacuation of the Tachen Islands by the Nationalist Chinese where we kept our AF's operating around the clock for about a week. When we returned to the States on May 31, 1955, VS-37 was again assigned to NAS North Island, San Diego, California. In April 1956, I was transferred to VS-23 and was an air crewmember in the S2F's during its cruise aboard the USS Boxer from July 1956 until, I believe, January 1957. The squadron was transferred to NAS Los Alamitos, California and to my memory, we were the only "regular" Navy squadron on the base at that time. As an AD-2 and being told the rating was frozen for several years, I requested and received an early release to attend college in September 1957. So ended my Navy career (except for the four years of inactive reserve)..." [16FEB2003]

BAILEY, Donald R. donsnip1@juno.com "...I served with VP-5 in 1962. I flew as a crewman on LA-9 the day before she was lost (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends...12JAN62). Anyone who would like to contact me concerning this, please feel free to do so..." [E-Mail Updated 10FEB2004 | 05DEC2003]

BAILEY, CPO Herb Retired shbailey3@verizon.net "...I served with VX-1 (1962 to 1965), VP-10 (1965 to 1968), VP-11 (1973 to 1976), VXN-8 (1976 to 1979) and retired in1979. It was great duty and I'm enjoying retirement. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 26OCT2009 | 03MAR98]

BAILEY, Mickey bigdrop@aol.com "...I served with VP-837 out of NAS New York, New York from 1963-1968. As a radio operator on the P2V Neptune the most enjoyable time of my enlistment was the Med Cruise. It would be great to hear from some of the members of my old squadron..." [26JUL98]

BAILEY, Paul M. paulobailao@aol.com "...I served aboard NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (1978-1981) as an Avionics Technician. I worked as an I-level tech on various systems including AN/APN153/187 Doppler, APN141 radar altimeter, ASH20 In flight recorder, APN70 Loran and the APS80 Search Radar. I flew a few anti-sub missions with P-3 squadrons which where stationed there on a rotational basis. This was much fun especially since we were actively tracking combloc submarines and surface vessels. My skipper was CAPT. Leo V. Rabuck who flew a Grumman C1. I enjoyed watching that piston banger crank up, spewing large clouds of purple smoke but it was even better when he sought out volunteer crew members to maintain his flight hours. I loved going up in that beast! I was also a member of the Security Police augmentee force. We trained with US Air Force, Army, Portuguese Army and Air Force personnel. I got to be a crack shot with the M16, earning both an expert rifle and an expert pistol ribbon. I made many friends with the locals since I spoke fair to middlin Portuguese and I made friends with other servicemen that I still maintain today. On my off duty, I explored many of the volcanic caves and hunted rabbits, which were numerous. In all, I had a good experience on "the Rock"..." [12JAN2012]

BAILEY, Scott fourx4play@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-11 from 95 to decom. I then went to VP-8 in the mass move. Left I-level to become an IFT. I am currently in VP-30 in training, desparately trying to get back to Maine. Anyone who wants to drop me a line..." [29FEB2000]

BAILEY, Shauna carasbeara@gmail.com "...I served with VP-31 (1989-1993) first in the Line Division then in the AE Shop and VP-47 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [12NOV2015]

BAILEY, PR Talena lilbuffy_summers_15@yahoo.com "...I am currently assigned to NATTC NAS Pensacola, Florida..." [27MAY2009]

BAILEY, AE2 Wayne wayne.bailey@navy.mil "...I served with VP-49 (02/1967) after a Med cruise on the USS Independence(CVA-62). I worked out of the shop and flew with Crew-12 (Bob Koster) as the 2nd Mech while deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. I was honorably discharged in November 1969 and started a career as an electrician until 1973. Started a Civil Service career as an Elect. Eng Tech an am still at it..." [08DEC2011]

BAILEY, AWC WYMAN Retired baileyintl@msn.com "...I PROUDLY SERVED WITH VP-68 AT PATUXENT RIVER AND ANDEWS AIRFORCE BASE FROM 1979 TIL 1991 AS AN SS3 OPERATOR..."

BAIN, ASCM James "Jim" A. Retired jimbain@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-16 (1976-1979) and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01JUL2012 | 31DEC2000]

BAIRD, AMSC DAVID J. Retired BDAVE52@AOL.COM "...IT SURE DOES BRING BACK CRAZY (AND FUN) MEMORIES BACK TO LIFE SEEING ALL THE OLD FAMILIAR NAMES, DATES AND PLACES. I SERVED IN VP-6 BETWEEN AUG. 82 AND AUG. 85 WITH CREWS 6 AND 2. AH YES, THE CREW 2 ZOO, WHAT A BAND OF SUB FINDING SCURVY DOGS!! P.I, DIEGO, MIDWAY, PATIA BEACH, UDAPOA, HONG KONG SOMALIA, JIBUTI!! SINCE THEN I FLEW WITH VP-30, DID ATOUR IN RECRUITING COMMAND, TAUGHT ENGINEERS AND AM GROUND-POUNDERS AT NAMTRADET NAS Jacksonville, Florida, THEN RETIRED (AMSC) IN 1996. THE NAV STILL HAS'NT GOTTEN RID OF ME YET THO. NOW I'M A CERTIFIED SIDE-STEPPIN BEACH CREATURE AT NADEP TEACHING THE PAINT AND INSIGNIA COURSE TO ALL THE EAST COAST AM PAINT TYPES! HALIFE IS GOOD THERE ARE NO PROBLEM!!!GIMME AN "E" MAIL. SEEEYAA..." [14DEC2001]

BAIRD, LDO Dennis Retired dennisb@fidnet.com "...I served with VP-40 (1976-1980), Navy Recruiting District St. Louis, MO (1980-1983), VP-11 (1983-1994), CPRW-5 and CPWL. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [03DEC2013]

BAIRD, CDR Don Retired drbii@cableone.net "...I served with VP-94 as a SELRES from 1983-1992 flying P3A's and later P3B-Mods. Most of that time I was the Mission Commander/TACCO for CAC 3 and Squadron TACCO/NAV NATOPS Evaluator. After that I spent a year in the VTU at NAS Dallas, Texas and retired. While on active duty I was in VP-17 from 1976 to 1979 and NAS Kingsville, Texas from 1979 to 1982. If we served together or flew together I would like to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 18DEC2003 | 19DEC97]

BAIRD, AEC Roy H. Retired roybaird1@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-6 from 1964 to 1968, VP-31 from 1968 to 1971, and VP-5 from 1971 to 1974..." [E-Mail Updated 27JUN2003 | E-Mail Updated 26MAR2000 | 17AUG98]

BAIRD, Thomas F. tbaird1@frontier.com "...I served with VAW-11 (1958-1961) at NAS Agana, Guam. I also served aboard the USS Midway (CV-41), USS Kearsarge (CV-33), USS Hornet (CV-12) and USS Bennington (CV-20)..." [21AUG2013]

BAKER, Bill c/o His Daughter Denise Haley (nee Baker) haley@nothinbut.net "...My Father (Bill Baker) was in VS-30 in the early 50's. I believe he said from 1951 to 1954 and was stationed in NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I would love to hear from anyone in the same squadron at that time..." [31OCT99]

BAKER, AT1 Bill Retired william.l.baker@verizon.net "...Good to see many names from the past served in VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1976-94 as a IFT..." [E-Mail Updated 20APR2001 | 11DEC98]

BAKER, CHARLES C. baker919@aol.com "...I was in VPB-106 on Samar PI from Jan. 1946 to about Oct. 46. Before that I was in VPB-197 in Deigo and at Miama and Jax. Would like to hear from any old buddies..." [05MAR99]

BAKER, David J. itgbaker@erols.com "...VP NFO. VP-56, 1964-1966. VP-8, 1974-1977. Retired 1983..." [25AUG2000]

BAKER, Douglas H. fortbaker@comcast.net "...I served with VP-778 (1963-1964) at NAS Los Alamitos, California flying as a Crew Chief. I recall a long gruesome 14 hours to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii!..." [24SEP2016]

BAKER, ADR1 Et etbaker@netscape.net "...NAAS Corry Field, Florida, USS Currituck AV-7, NAAS Saufley Field, Florida, NAS Alameda, California VR-2, BARBER,s Point VP-22, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida......I was in 1960-64. I went from Great Lakes to NAS Memphis, Tennessee to San Diego to Oakland. From there deployed to NAS Moffett Field, California. Spent time in NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii, NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. During the the Cubian Missle crisis, our crew was sent to NAS Norfolk, Virginia. They took 6 crews from the Pacific Fleet and 6 from the Atlantic Fleet. They combined us together (all P2V-Neptunes) and called us "Task Group Delta." (I have a patch around here somewhere). We went prowling along the Cuban coast and came up with a strange reading on our gear. Our crew, believe it was VP-19 Crew 1 at the time, made the first contact and readouts of the first Russian Nucelar submarine. It was in the newspapers approx. 6 months later. This was when the Pentagon and Rickover were saying the soviets were 2+ years behind us. Also, VP-19 changed over to the P-3A's during this time. I ended up going to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for 3 months..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 21FEB99]

BAKER, Fred irswift@aol.com "...I served with VP-26 from 91-95 and then I was with VP-10 from 97-01. I was one one the the first mavrick shoot with twenty-six and the first Harpoon with ten and the first strike flight with the slam! I'm trying to get in touch with any one that might know where Ken Janez is he was in twenty-six with me til 96. Or if you might know Alex Fakeri he was a YN in twenty-six. Thanks..." [09JUL2001]

BAKER, Gregory rangermaqn561@yahoo.com "...I served with the Crazy Cats. I was with the crew that brought the aircraft back to the states..." [07MAR2012]

BAKER, Harry J. harry_j_baker@icpmech.navy.mil "...Served in VC-8 from Aug. 1970 to March 1972. Started out crewing one of the "Stoofs" with J. J. Petrie, V. P. Graver and Eddie Schultz. Later moved over to the helo crew were I already had experience as an H-3 crewman. Worked on helos with Tom Goodrow, Jesse Starley, Mike Martin and a few others. Left the Navy joined the Army and crewed CH-47s till I retired. Now work as a civilian for the Navy. Great site keep up the good work..." [31JUL2000]

BAKER, Jack flighten@doitnow.com "...Retired AD1 from VP-68 in Sep 1990 currently employed by America West Airlines as a Maintenance Superviser at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix AZ..." [06MAR99]

BAKER, Jacques airmail1@toad.net "...I served as a Navigator/Tactical Coordinator with VP-21 from August 1960 to August 1962 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. My major PPC's were LCDR Neil Craig (Maintenance Officer) and CDRC. E." Bill" Mackey (Exec and CO). Spent another 6 years in the reserves flying in P2V5's out of Andrews AFB with VP-662. Would enjoy hearing from others who were there back then..." [E-Mail Updated 11JUN2004 | 12SEP98]

BAKER, James E. jmlbaker@nemonet.com "...THIS IS ALL NEW TO ME AND I AM LEARNING HOW TO USE IT SO FORGIVE MY IGNORANCE ON COMPUTER OPERATION (served in VP-40 from 1958 to 1961). AS I RECALL, I WAS WITH A DRAFT OF ABOUT FIVE OTHER MEN THAT ARRIVED IN THE P.I. EARLY IN 1958. THE SQUADRON HAD ALREADY DEPLOYED AND THE PLANES & CREWS,ETC. WERE ALREADY THERE. I THINK THE FOLLOWING DAY I WAS SENT WITH SOME CREW OUT ON A FAMILIARIZATION PATROL(I GUESS THAT'S WHAT IT WAS). I HAVE ONLY ONE RECOLLECTION OF THAT FLIGHT. I WAS GIVEN A LITTLE (HANDHELD) CO2 FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND TOLD TO GET UP IN THE HATCH NEXT TO THE APU AND WATCH FOR ENGINE FIRE AT START-UP. AS SOON AS THEY FIRED THEM UP, I LOST MY HAT. TO THIS DAY I DON'T KNOW IF MY LEG WAS BEING PULLED OR NOT. I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT GOOD I COULD HAVE DONE IF THERE HAD BEEN A FIRE OR THAT I WOULD HAVE BEEN DUMB ENOUGH TO TRY TO PUT IT OUT WITH THAT LITTLE CO2 BOTTLE. I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE IGNORANT YOUTH THAT I WAS. AT SOME POINT SHORTLY AFTER THAT I GOT THE PLEASURE OF GOING MESSCOOKING. I, WAS A VETERAN OF THAT MEMORABLE DUTY, HAVING DONE IT IN BOOTCAMP, NAS Memphis, Tennessee, AND TREASURE IS., CA. BUT, WHEN I SAY PLEASURE, I REALLY MEAN THAT. I HAD MUCH BETTER DUTY AND LIBERTY THAN THOSE LEFT IN THE SQUADRON. IN FACT, IT WAS SO GOOD THAT I VOLUNTEERED FOR AN ADDITIONAL NINETY DAYS OF IT. THAT TOOK US UP TO THE TIME FOR ROTATION BACK TO NAS North Island, San Diego, California FOR A YEAR. I DIDN'T REALIZE THERE WAS A CRUISE BOOK MADE FOR THAT TOUR UNTIL I ATTENDED THE Reunion IN PENSACOLA, FL AND SAW ONE. I GUESS WE WERE THE FORGOTTEN ONES IN THE CHOW HALL. AT SOME POINT IN TIME WHILE IN CA CMDR CLINTON WAS RELIEVED BY CMDR CURTISS AND I WAS ASKED IF I COULD TYPE. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER THAN TO ADMIT THAT BUT IT TURNED OUT WELL. THE GUY WORKING IN THE ELECTRONICS SHOP WANTED OUT AND INTO A FLIGHT CREW AND NEEDED A REPLACEMENT AND I WAS IT. THERE MAY BE SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT WILL RECALL THAT I WORKED THE "TWIDGET" STOREROOM. WHEN THE POWERS THAT BE DECIDED WE SHOULD MAKE NS Sangley Point, Philippines OUR PERMANENT HOME AND ALLOWED OTHERS FROM DIFFERENT SQUADRONS TO TRANSFER INTO VP-40. I PICKED UP A HELPER IN THE STOREROOM. AS IT TURNED OUT HE OUTRANKED ME AND I BECAME HIS HELPER. WE WORKED WELL TOGETHER AND WE STILL EXCHANGE CHRISTMAS CARDS. THAT'S IT FOR NOW. NOW HOW DO I SEND THIS?..." [03NOV98]

BAKER, James L. comobaker@aol.com "...This is the first time I have entered any site! Background: Served in VP-71, NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. 1947-48; then VP-661 until called to active duty in 1951, served until discharged in 1952. Was Flight Engineer, ADF/1. Direct commission to "silver bar", retired as Captain, US ARMY Special Forces (ABN) in 1980. Served in WWII as S1c aerial gunner aboard three aircraft carriers, CVE-30, CV-39 and CV-40 (CAG-4)..." [30DEC2000]

BAKER, Jerry M. viamyson:bigmike1313@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-23 in the early 1950's, both in NAS Brunswick, Maine and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I would like to hear from anyone interested..." [30JUL2000]

BAKER, Jonathan P. driftnindian@earthlink.net "...Hey Bags, you can run but you can't hide!! See you in a month and a half. For anyone who is looking for me I will be at VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida in April or so. F-14's suck, P-3's rule!!..." [11MAR99]

BAKER, Michael "Mike" mdb50@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-21 (1967-1968) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a loadmaster for both the C-118 Liftmaster and C-130 Hercules. I was from MN and owned a old Chevy with David Baker. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12JAN2011]

BAKER, AD3 Michael mjbaker64@hotmail.com "...I proudly served in VP-10 from January 1987 til August 19 90 from there I went to the rag, VP-30 from August 1990 til September 1992. I should have stay put in VP-10. The grass isn't always greener on the other side. I'd like to hear from some of the people I served with in VP-10 200 lb club!..." [18MAY2006]

BAKER, Richard (Dick) Harrison (Deceased) C/O His Son Ron Baker rsbaker2416@adelphia.net "...My Father, Richard (Dick) Harrison Baker, was in the Navy from 1943 to 1944. He served with VP-111. Dad was a bombadier and gunner on a PB4Y-1 and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and the Phillipine Liberation Medal. VP-111 served in the Pacific from the advanced bases of Tinian, Morotai, Tacloban and Palawan. He passed away in 1997. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [28DEC2003]

BAKER, Richard L. gbldivmrk@aol.com "...I was stationed with VP-17 from 1966 until early 1970. Made the deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Most of my time was spent TAD to the photo lab except for the time at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Had a lot of fun doing the cruise book and its photos. Hope that those that still have their book enjoy our history together. Have located a few of the guys from that time including Lt. Tolley. Still trying to locate the others, Kurt and Bobby Wagner, from NY. Those were fine years and carry many good memories..." [E-Mail Updated 30MAY2007 | 18FEB99]

BAKER, AW2(AC) Ronald thebakers400@earthlink.net "...I was an AW2 (AC) with VP-56 from 1968 to 1971 as a Jez operator with Crew 8. Fred McAfee, Red Laverne and I worked together. I left the Navy in 1971, went back to college to become a teacher and just retired from teaching this year. I hope all is well with those who were in the squadron at that time, and that maybe you will remember me since it has been so long. Bud Strine, Bill Wyatt and I were good friends then, but I have not seen them since I left..." [23JUL2004]

BAKER, Terry L. cyndiw64@gte.net "...I just wanted to say hi to all my old navy friends and that if any of you want to contact me fill free to do so. I served in VXE-6, 1973-1976 Helo crew. If there is any cruncher dodgers out there holler at me..." [03SEP2000]

BAKER, Tina (was BAKER) Tinamorganel@aol.com "...I was an AE3 with VP-17 from 1990-1994. Now residing in the big town of Mebane, NC. I now work in telecommunications. Would love to hear from any of my old running partners..." [25APR2000]

BAKKEN, ADR3(AC) John jbakken@frontier.com "...I served with VP-9 from 1960 to 1963 as a ADR3(AC). I was a2nd Mechanic with Crew-1 and took over Crew-1 as PC on Johnstion Island. Our Pilot was Grant Fuller and Copilot was LT(jg) Ostrom. I left VP-9 in September of 1963 and went to VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 06FEB2010 | E-Mail Updated 09DEC2004 | 07JAN2000]

BAKKER, MCPO Denny Retired pecanguy@gmail.com "...I served with VP-44 (1967-1971), VP-30 (1971-1974), VQ-2 (1974-1977), VX-1 (1977-1979), Navy Military PersonnelCommand (NMPC) Detachment NAS Dallas, Texas (1979-1985), VP-24 (1985-1988) and VP-30 (1988-1991). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 08DEC2014 | E-Mail Updated 01OCT2000 | E-Mail Updated 03SEP99 | 09NOV97]

BALDRIDGE, Doug flyguy3@msn.com "...I was a FE and I served with VP-11, VP-17, VP-30, VP-31 and VP-46..." [03JUN2007]

BALDWIN, LT(jg) Benjamin G. III "BG" benbaldwin3@comcast.net "...I am a plankholder of VR-24 NS Rota, Spain from 1985 to 1987. Ensign to LT(jg), at NS Rota, Spain, left Navy after tour as an instructor at Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group Atlantic (FASOTRAGRULANT) in VA Beach, VA. Had a great time but I was an idiot in those days!..." [10MAR2010]

BALDWIN, Jim jrbaldwin@ndcse.med.navy.mil "...I was the Command Career Counselor from 1980 to 1983 (It was your Detailers fault). Great to see names of personnel I was stationed with. I am a civil svc employee with Naval Dental Center, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Every once in a while I run into someone in clinic or on base from VP-24 at that time..." [08AUG2003]

BALDWIN, LeRoy G. lgbw0ofy@aol.com "...I served with VP-ML-61 (1949), VP-811 (flying the PV-2) and VP-813 through March 1959 with over 9 cruises. I went into the Navy at 17 and came out 27 years of age..." [16JUN2011]

BALERIO, YN Roy yorkie21@cox-internet.com "...I was a Yeoman and served with VP-48 from 1976 until Jun 1980. I am currently employed by E. I. DuPont as a Production Supervisor. Got some good training from folks like Chris Ames, CDR Duval S. Woodford, LT Greg Wiles and my Chief Dave Tomlin. I went to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Misawa, Japan, and Okinawa, Japan with VP-48. Also got to go to NS Subic Bay, Philippines and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines as well as Osan, Korea for some R&R. Anyway, if any of you folks remember me taking care of your service records, TDY reports, I would love to hear from you. Oh, and I can't forget my buddy Bob Lang. Bob and I served as Yeoman under Chief Tomlin..." [09NOV2003]

BALES, HM1(AC) Gary kgb@clipper.net "...VP-40 in NAS Moffett Field from 1972 to 1978..." [E-Mail Updated 09JAN99]

BALES, AE3 Mike mtbales69@gmail.com "...AE3 Flight Engineer VP-40 Fighting Marlins from 1990-1995. Schooling at VP-31 and transferred across the strip to VP-40 learning from some of the great FE's on the West Coast. I spent most of my career with CAC-7 and the "Ragin' Cajuns! We moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington after NAS Moffett Field, California decommission with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAF Misawa, Japan, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I ended my career in 1995 to return home to Georgia. I was lucky enough to find work with DeKalb Fire Rescue just outside of Atlanta and currently hold the rank of Battalion Chief with 21 years in the Department. I have been happily married for 18 years with 3 children. I look forward to hearing from my Shipmates from times past..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 05JUN2017 | 08OCT2000]

BALIEL, Dave dcoulterville@aol.com "...From NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1968), I went to Systems FAM School with VP-31 stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California. I then served with VP-50 (1969-1972) in Powerplants! Did the whole "WestPac" loop via "Cynthia", Hawaii, NAS Agana, Guam, Midway, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Misawa, Japan, and NAS Adak, Alaska! What an experience! Anyone from VP-50 remember Don Holland ADJ3? I heard he moved to an Attack Squadron in the mid 70'S and had a serious mishap! Would like to find him!..." [E-Mail Updated 12FEB2009 | E-Mail Updated 08DEC2000 | 28DEC99]

BALK, ADJ3 John JBalk15428@aol.com "...I was stationed with VP-49 from 1972-1975. My rate was ADJ3. I had a great time with some of the best bunch of guys in the world. I'd do it again. Thanks for some great memories..." [24FEB2001]

BALKAU, ADJ3 Richard W. rwbalkau@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-2 from September 1958 to February 1960. I was a ADJ3 working on P2V and P4M. I was a Second Mechanic on P2V5F and logged over 300 hours. It was the best duty I had. We had a great crew and all single. We would take any flight and got to travel all over..." [E-Mail Updated 25DEC2009 | 19AUG2001]

BALKE, Roy L. roy.balke@verizon.net "...I served with VPB-109..." [E-Mail Updated 31DEC2002 | 22JAN99]

BALL, Charles chazball55@cs.com "...VP-48 (76-78) AO1 Crew 2 aka "The Polish Brigade" or later "The Loose Duce". Hey, AD1 "Snapper" McGee I still have the scars for our trip to National City. I have cruise books from the 1977 NAS Adak, Alaska and 1978 NAS Misawa, Japan deployments. I'd like to hear from any who remember and would like to drop a line..." [12SEP99]

BALL, AMS1 Denny papasetter@comcast.net "...In 1969 went to bootcamp at Orlando, FL, Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from July 1970 to July 1973, VXN-8 (Second Mech) from 1973 to 1976, AIMD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from July 1976 to May 1979, VP-30 1979 and VP-5 (P-3 FE CAC-9) from December 1979 to October 1980. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [04JUN2009]

BALL, John (Scrow) jcb1126@zebra.net "...Shipmates, I served in VP-23 from 61-64 CAC-2 CAC-8, John Ball AO-3. I would like to hear from anyone who served in VP-23 at that time..." [06NOV98]

BALL, Jolene jstac1@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1983 to 1984 and worked at the BOQ..." [23FEB2010]

BALLARD, ATR2 George georgeballard@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-28 from April 1963 thru April 1966 as an ATR2. Spent time at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Canton Island, NAS Midway Island, and NAS Agana, Guam..." [03MAR2002]

BALLARD, AO3 Mark T. mark.t.ballard@us.army.mil "...I was an AO3 with VP-60 when we disestablished in 1994. Miss the ol' days, had some of the best time of my life and met some of the highest quality people in the squadron. Currently an Active Duty E-7 (AGR) with the Air Defense School, Region E in Springfield. Love to hear from anyone who remembers me! First to Fire..." [Updated E-Mail/BIO 25NOV2003 | 05APR99]

BALLARD, Robert R. baywader@aol.com "...I served in VP-3 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1951 to 1953, VP-18 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1956 to 1961, VP-50 NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1965 to 1967, and VP-2 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1967 to 1968. I'd like to hear from Shipmates, especially D. D. Vaughn (VP-18 NAS Jacksonville, Florida)...." [03OCT2004]

BALLEW, AE3 Albert E. ballew@lcc.net "...I served with VP-4 from September 1957 to February 1958 while we were stationed at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Would like to hear from anyone who was there during those years. Served on Crew 10 and 12. I was an AE3..." [12AUG2003]

BALLINGER, Ben omartee@hotmail.com "...I was attached to VP-4 Special Projects as a civilian techrep off and on between 1975 and 1981. I understand the unit designator was changed to VPU-2. Could anyone please point me in the direction of a website? I would also like to obtain a photo of a P-3B in flight. Much Aloha..." [18JAN2001]

BALLOCK, Rome roman16@msn.com "...Stationed VP-8 NAS Brunswick, Maine 71-75, crew 12. Flew with Doug Trutt, Joe Bremhorst, Reid Moon, Mike Caruso, George Christenot, CDR Debode, Ken Simpson, Ed Kaleta, and Larry Klez. I had the "AT" shop while there, played a lot of racquet ball with Roger Bunn and CPO Chinchar at Bowdoin college courts. Lived in base housing across the river in Topsham. Was on some of the Special Projects to various places, made a few deployments to NAS Bermuda/ NS Rota, Spain/ NAS Keflavik, Iceland/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Left VP-8 in 1974 for NAS Lakehurst then on to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to VQ-4 (Tacamo) then out in 1980..." [04FEB2000]

BALOG, AE2 Gene bilgepump26@cfl.rr.com "...I served with VP-26 (1957-1960). Looking for "Blackie Blackburn" who made rank of ENSIGN while in NAS Brunswick, Maine (VP-26). He was shop chief and one of the smartest and nicest guys I ever met..." [E-Mail Updated 17JAN2013 | E-Mail Updated 21JUL2011 | E-Mail Updated 25APR2007 | E-Mail Updated 26MAR2006 | E-Mail Updated 20JUL2002 | E-Mail Updated 23FEB2001 | 31JAN99]

BALOGH, Frank Jr. airmail7@vp-21.org "...I served with VP-21 from April 1958 to January 1961. I was a CAC member on LH-7 BUNO: 145908 with PPC Bill Mackey (XO) and PC AD3 Ted "Tootie" Hicks (who saved our bacon one day as I recounted the incident in a previous issue of the VPB-111/VP-21 "VAGABOND NEWS"). Tootie said he would be at the 1999 Reunion. Some of the other crew members during my tenure with 7N98 were: Sam Glick, AT1 Don Harms, AE1 Paul Zahn, AT3 Ray Syzmanski, AM1 (The gray matter suffers). I was an AT2 so I divided my time among the detection gear (Julie/Jezebel, MAD, Radar) HF Radio, ECM, and LORAN. I did a Malta and NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment and laid a few mines around Cuba from Key West. I flew for about 2000 hours. There have been few events since those years to match the adrenalin flow. Just returned from the 1999 Reunion in Brunswick. It was great! Next Reunion will be at Virginia Beach in 2001. Hope to hear from some of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27JAN2006 | E-Mail Updated 13FEB2003 | 21SEP99]

BALOGH, AW3 Tom thomas.f.balogh@verizon.com "...I served with VP-44 from 1969 to 1971...." [20NOV2001]

BALSBAUGH, CMSgt Earl Elmer Retired c/o His Son James E Balsbaugh jamessr@bellatlantic.net "...I'm trying to reach anybody who served with my father in VP-10 during the years 1962-1664. My father was a Plane Captain at NAS Brunswick, Maine and we lived in Capart housing. If anyone would like to get in contact with my father please send a e-mail or write..." [22FEB2001]

BALSER, Chris chrisb@cambriatool.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1968 to 1969 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Just wondering if anyone out there is from VP-28. If so, drop me a line. I would be thrilled to hear from you!..." [17DEC2008]

BALTRIP, Rodney rodney.baltrip@wang.com "...I served with VP-45 and VP-30 as an AT3/CDI/SUPV. I was so happy to see a site where people like me can still re-live some of the best times of my life (Puerto Rico, Panama, and Honduras). FLY HIGH PELICANS!..." [21FEB99]

BALUKONIS, Vincent "JJ" vjjb@comcast.net "...I served with VP-17 (07/1969-08/1972) with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I flew as NAV, C/P and PPC..." [15APR2016]

BAMBENEK, PN Roger xcntryexpdtn@yahoo.com "...Served (VP-92) in Resfirst as PN during the early to mid 80's. Am presently living in the California desert into motorcycles FLHTC Harley and Yamaha VMax 1200. Also love cruising the desert and mountains in my Wrangler. Excellent hiking and camping out here. Just have to watch out for the scorpions. Email will get response..." [28NOV2001]

BAMBERGER, CWO Jack M. jackbam@worldnet.att.net "...NAS Beaufort SC - VB-2-OTU2 PBO and PV3 Aircrew Training A&R NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone 1944-1947 - PBM Overhaul and Repair & Flight Crew NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1949-1951 - VP-21 Aviation Chief Electrician NAS Trinidad, British West Indies/ NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone 1954-1957: FASRON 105 in Support VP-45. Appointed WO in 1956 and closed NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. Returned to US to VAW35 and VA45 and Retired 1961..." WebSite: http://home.att.net/~jackbam/index.htm [18MAR98]

BANE, AT2 Richard T. rbane@suscom-maine.net "...VQ-2 ATAN - AT3 W/C 212 EA-3B Plane Captain 1995-1999. VP-10 AT2 NAC P-3 IFT/ORD CDI 1994-1997..." [17MAR2007]

BANISZEWSKI, James "Ski" boomers2@verizon.net "...I served with VP-23 (12/1970-11/1973) and flew as a Radio Operator. I served with a bunch of great Shipmates and had some good times chasing the fishing fleet off the East Coast. May God Bless all of our military personnel..." [10JUL2011]

BANKO, Phillip DES70003@aol.com "...I served in VP-45 '63-'65 as a airman in the supply dept. I din'nt know how much fun and experience I was getting at this time and what great people I had the pleasure to meet. I wouldn't give a dollar to do it again but I won't take a million dollars to forget it either. Great time in my life and I often remember all the good times had during the two years in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Everyone felt the impact of the crash in Newfoundland and the lost of personal friends. Again great experience and good Shipmates..." [03MAR99]

BANKS, AW2 Chuck riverview359@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-49 (1968-1972)..." [E-Mail Updated 21JUN2015 | 14MAR2014]

BANKS, Jim Jimsbanks@aol.com "...Does anyone have information on VP-91, Detachment, based at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland? I was a part of this squadron from its inception (1970) until I was separated in March, 1971. There's much (and great) stuff on the NAS Moffett Field, California bunch, but none on us. We were their sister squadron: basically, they flew west and we flew east. Thanks for your help!..." [28FEB99]

BANKS, Stephen lancemen@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (09/1976-07/1979) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal..." [11JUL2014]

BANKS, William williambanks@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49 in the early 1970s and VP-90 in the 1980's. It's amazing how many of my old crew mates and avionics types have shown up through this service..." [30OCT2003]

BANKSTON, Edward c/o His Son Edward L. Bankston edward.bankston@verizon.net "...My Father, Edward Bankston, an enlisted pilot (NAP) served aboard the USS Yorktown with VT-5 during the Battle of the Coral Sea. VT-5 was replaced by another torpedo squadron before the Battle of Midway due to the beating VT-5 took at the Coral Sea. Dad still has his logbooks showing the flights flown in TBDs from the USS Yorktown during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Dad retired after 27 years and now lives in Chesapeake, Virginia. He attends the Silver Eagles Association when able..." [23OCT2002]

BANNER, Charles Clayton "C.C." "...I was with VP-4 1962-1963 at Naha AFB. IT WAS GREAT TO FIND THIS WEB SITE. DO YOU KNOW WHERE THESE MEN MAY BE? PO BORLAND, GERALD SMTIH, HEUY HANNA, AND RUSSEL LOCKHART? PLEASE CALL 336-786-7130..." [14MAR99]

BANNON, Bob bannon31724@comcast.net "...Just want to say Hi to any VP-661 guys still out there. Over the two years after we got called back in during the Korean event. I was aircrew radioman. Over the years I've reunited with several of the guys, some who are no longer with us. Just wanted to say HI to any who are still around. VP-661 on the whole was a great bunch of recycled WW II troops..." [28JAN2011]

BANTA, ISCS Norm bantanj@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-69 from 1997 to 1999 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I wish NAS Whidbey Island, Washington had the Privateers presence noted in the air station history..." [25AUG2003]

BARAN, ATC(AW/NAC) Richard "Shipwreck" Shipmate Pix geographer@wavecable.com "...I served aboard the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) with ADC Mark Stroschein from 1985 to 1988, HC-1 from 1988 to 1990 NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-31 from 1990 to 1991 (student) NAS Moffett Field, California with AT1 Kanton Miller as my instructor, VP-40 from 1991 to 1994 NAS Moffett Field, California and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, CPWP NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-9 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. I particpated on two deployments with USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) flying UH-1Ns and marine CH-46s. Flew H-3s and CH-53s with HC1. Saw my first P-3 doing sub prosecution off San Clemente Island. Did the VP-40 "Quad site" as CAC-7s IFT along with AW1 Mark Judge and AO1 Jimmy Thompson, flying from Howard AFB, Panama, NAS Key West, FL, NAS Adak, AL, and LaPaz, Mexico! Later went to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Misawa, Japan on my fourth deployment in the Navy with the 3 Cajuns (AW3 Christian Leleux, AO3 Troy Kling, and ???) on CAC-7. Served as the last west-coast IFT evaluator with CPWP under CAPTAIN Getzfred, CDR Blanchette and the Chiefs Johnson (little "J" and big "J"). While at the wing I went TAD to VP-47 for their 1997 7th fleet deployment. I then served with VP-9 for 3 deployments (Gulf, Gulf, and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan), where it was my pleasure and honor to serve as IFT with LT Lamana, AO1 'Ray Ray' Davis, AO1 'L.A.' Mequet, and AEC Mike Johnson. I moved on to Naval Weapons Test Squadron NAS Point Mugu, California in September 2000. We flew P-3As, 'billboard' NP-3Ds, and brought C-130s back into the active duty navy (including 'Phoenix321' of VXE-6 fame for any OAEs out there.) After redesignating from NWTS to VX-30, I deployed the only Airborne Drone Launch and Control DC-130A left in existence to Operation Iraqi Freedom at Ali al Salem AB, Kuwait. I flew with our XO, CDR Steve Gasparovich, LCDR Mark Miller, Major Baxter and SCMSgt Brooks of the CA ANG, AM1 Mike Allen, AME1 Ralph Herrera, and AT1 Sean Schuhriemen. I transferred to VP-1 in August 2004, taking a few weeks to go TAD down to Eglin AFB, FL to fly the AFs last NC-130A 'Lone Wolf' on several T&E flights, culminating in its final flight. I flew with LtCol Duffy, Major Barkley, and SSgt Rousset. After returning I was assigned as Safety/NATOPS LCPO. "We're still alive, so don't worry about it!". I'm working as a commissioned officer with the Washington State Patrol these days..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20MAY2009 | BIO Updated 23FEB2004 | BIO Updated 23JUL2003 | Rank Updated 13NOV2001 | E-Mail Updated 01JUN2001 | 30JUL2000]

BARBAGALLO, ADCS John Retired jablyd@earthlink.net "...I was a FE at VP-10 from 1976-1980 at Warminster Naval Air Development Center from 1980-83 then on Catbird NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1982-1986..." [15MAY2006]

BARBEE, ATCS(AC) Stephen N. Retired stephenbarbee@comcast.net "...VP-21 ('67-'69 decommissioning), VP-44 ('69-'71), NAMTRA ('72-'75), VP-45 ('75-'78), Commander, Patrol Wing Five (CPW-5) ('78-'81), VP-26 ('81-'84), BUPERS ('84-'88). Recently heard of the web page and appreciate someone talking the initiative and having the courage to develop such a page. I love reading the stories, especially from Shipmates I've served with in the respective squadrons. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me and I will try to respond..." [E-Mail Updated 13APR2005 | 05NOV98]

BARBER, AVCM Carl L. clBARBER,@aol.com "...VAHM-13/VP-24 8/57-9/60; VW-15/VW-13 1/61-7/62; NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee 3/63-3/66; VP-4 8/66-2/69; NAMTD12 NAS Moffett Field, California 3/69-5/72; CPWP 5/72-10/76; NAMTRAGRU NAS Memphis, Tennessee 10/76-11/79..." [25MAY99]

BARBER, Charles A. chlee1@optonline.net "...Served with VP-44 out of NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from August 1962 until January 1964. We and VP-8 received the first P-3As. Kennedy was assasinated during my tour. Prior assingnment was NAS Kodiak, Alaska from April 1961 to April 1962..." [02JAN2006]

BARBER, Douglas C. dbarber39@netzero.net "...I was an Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd class with VP-50 on CAC5 aka The Ramjets from 88-92. I was a close friend of AO3 Richard Tofoya and AO3 Chris Davis who were on each of the the aircrafts lost at sea. I lost several dear friends on that day and still remeber it every year. I would like to hear from any of my shipmates. Anyone who ever flew with flight enginers Condon and Cox show rember the saying Cox never fys without his Concon..." [31AUG2002]

BARBER, Edward F. plezureseeker42@yahoo.com "...I served aboard the USS TICONDEROGA. VAW-11 DET BRAVO in the Tonkin gulf from 1964-65..." [18JAN2006]

BARBER, AT1 James H. III jimandlavon@comcast.net "...Reserve squadron VP-815 later changed to VP-64 (E1, E2, & E3) located at NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota until the 70's. I served as a reserve from 9/64 - 9/70. We flew P2's. Any other NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota reserves around?..." [19DEC2007]

BARBER, AEC Olen G. Retired obarber@netcommander.com "...Served in VP-31-A 1965/66 transferred to VP-31 Training section for the training of VO-67. Retired as AEC in July of 1973 from NAS Imperial Beach..." [05JUN2007]

BARBER, CSCM Richard C. (DICK) Retired dicBARBER,@aol.com "...Reported to VP48 June of 1996 from a tour of duty in country Vietnam. The squadron was homeported NAS North Island, San Diego, California and still flying the P5M Marlins. We transitioned to the P-3A at NAS Moffett Field, California in 1967 and later that year deployed to MCAS NAS Iwakuni, Japan. There were high points, advanced to CSC (E7), and lows; the loss of one of our aircraft and Crew-11. Also made the deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska '1968 and NS Sangley Point, Philippines/ NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam in 1970 as Command Counselor. Served under COs CDRs Childers; Tetrault; Anderson; and Pitts. Enjoyed the flying time (w/o pay) and the great people, have many fond memories as a black shoe serving with the squadron. Would like to hear from any of the Shipmates I served with..." [09FEB2000]

BARBER, LT Richard Davis Retired rdbarber39@aol.com "...I served with VP-934 (03/1957-03/1959) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, FASRON (SPECIAL) 200 (04/1959-05/1963), Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFOR), USS Zellars (DD-777), USS Cadmus (AR-14), USS Wasp (CVS-18) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, Commander Mine Warfare Force (COMINEWARFOR) and the Pentagon. During my enlistment - I went from E-1 thru E-9, CWO-1 thru CWO4 AND LT(jg) thru LT until my retirement in 1979..." [E-Mail Updated 01JUL2013 | 15JUL2009]

BARBIER, AW1(AW/SW) Nicholas P. Retired barbier2@juno.com "...I served with VP-5 with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1982-1983), NS Rota, Spain /NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (1983-1984), NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1985), NS Roosevelt Roads, PR / NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone (1997-1998) and NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1998-1999)..." [BIO Updated 10APR2010 | 31MAY98]

BARBOT, ED EBARBOT@VINSON.NAVY.MIL "...Hello to all VP-11 Proud Pegasus especially those I served with from Nov 80 to May 84. I was an AX2 working in the AT shop. Did 2 deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and many short dets to Lajes, NAS Bermuda, France, and Scotland. From VP-11 I transfered to AIMD, NAS Cecil Field Jul 84-Jun 85; VQ-1 Apr 86-Apr 89 and flew as a Radio Operator; NAS Barber's Point, Hawaii, VR DET May 89-Jun 92 Radio Op for CINCPACFLT; NAWS China Lake Jul 92-Jul 95; Aug 95-to present AIMD USS Carl Vinson CVN 70 homeported in Bremerton, Washington. I retire in 6 months during my final WESTPAC cruise. Would love to hear from old squadron mates. Have not served with a better outfit than VP-11..." [06OCT98]

BARBOUR, AECS Mike "Miguel" Retired mcgabell@md.metrocast.net "...I graduated from VP-30 VFE School in July 1978. Went to VQ-1 as a first tour FE that was a rude awakening. Left there in 1982 heading for NAMTD 1011 for a tour as a P-3 [20] AE and FE instructor. Also took over as the P-3C Electrical Course Manager. Left there in July 1985 and headed for VP-19 "The Big Red". Headed off for NAS Keflavik, Iceland in October 1988 as one of their station FE's. Left there in 1991 and headed to NAMO, where I retired from the USN in September 1994, as an AECS. Began working as a contract support analyst, with RBC - in 1998, for the P-3 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Training area for NAVAIR PMA-205 and stayed in that position for 8 years, then moved over to the P-3 Domestic Training Program (much less travel). Retired from RBC in Aug 05 but am still doing some limited part time work these days. Got married in 2005 and our daughter joined us in 2006. She started Kindergarten in Aug 11 (hence my semi-retirement), and I take her to/from the bus stop every school day. Am still living in Abell, MD - about 23 miles from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03NOV2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 08APR2009 | E-Mail Updated 14NOV2002 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 08JAN2000 | 31JUL98]

BARBOUR, CDR Rick Retired reb@cise.cmu.edu "...I served with VP-10 1971-1974, and VP-45 1982-1984. Many fond memories..." [17JAN2000]

BARBUSTIAK, AOM1 E. J. ejbarbus@bellatlantic.net "...I served with VPB-151. I was also in the reserve and recalled October 12, 1950 for the Korean War. I served with VS-25 NAS North Island, San Diego, California from October 1950 to January 1952 (l7 months). They went overseas and I left the reserves..." [10MAY2004]

BARCH, AMH Arthur M. cuda726@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-29 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas from 1973 to 1976. I still serve in the National Guard and serve as a full time technician. After I left the Navy I worked on Helicopters OH6'S Cobra"s and the AH64 Apache I now work in production control for a regional maintence shop. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07MAR2009]

BARCLAY, AO2 Jeffrey G. "Lurch" lighthousejeff@hotmail.com "...I served in VX-1 (1967-1969) at NAS Key West, Florida. Started in Special Services, then the ordinance shop, and worked my way into an aircrew position on a P-3. I was transferred to VP-1 (1969-1971) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and helped the squadron transition from the P2V to the P-3B. My crew, Crew 5 "Dree’s Dragons", was the first in the squadron to make Alpha in the P-3. In 1970 we deployed (WesPac) to NAS Iwakuni, Japan with detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand with side trips to Okinawa, the Philippines and Taiwan. After the deployment we returned to a new home base at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii where my crew took part in sub hunting detachments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska as well as NAS Midway Island..." [17MAY2012]

BARD, ADC(AW/NAC) Maurice J. Retired fitnessguy1986@windstream.net "...I served with VP-30 (1989 to 1993) as a FE with deployments to NAS Bermuda, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, with many other destinations. Will never forget the events and Shipmates who I served with at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts..." [06MAR2012]

BARD, Raymond c/o Gwen Bard bakctdrvr@gmail.com "...My father, Raymond Bard, served aboard the USS Onslow (AVP-48) during the WWII war. Dad is 92 and would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [13DEC2017]

BARGER, AD1 Barry Retired barry.e.barger@rolls-royce.com "...I'm very pleased to find a site where a close community can share stories that no one would understand if they hadn't been there. I was a ground pounder with VP-50 from 1978 to 1981, based in NAS Moffett Field, California. Like everyone else, went through VP-31 FRAMP, deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan; NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan; NAS Adak, Alaska. Went on all the dets I could, to the PI, NSF Diego Garcia (Dodge City), all the inflight stops of Osan, Yakota, Singapore, Bangkok, etc. I then transfered to NRL-FSD and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. In 1981 met my wife and had a boy that has a Navy birth certificate. In 1983 transfered to NAS Jacksonville, Florida to pursue a career as a P-3 Flight Engineer. Made it through VP-30 and arrived at VP-56, also at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, where I immediately was deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I succeeded in getting the quals by the time we returned home. In 1985 I was retired, but it hasn't held me back. I still work with T56 series engines at the OEM. It's been great to talk to guys I haven't heard from in such long time. Good health to all the VP'ers out there!..." [03OCT2003]

BARGER, Dave Retired davidbargersr@cs.com "...I served with VP-17 from 1965-1969 ( NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii), VP-31 from 1971-1974, and VP-44 from 1978-1981. Retired in '84. I teach school. Math, Spanish, and Physics..." [24DEC2001]

BARGIELSKI, ADC Joe JNLCrafts@aol.com "...Just like to say hello to my fellow shipmates that was in VP-90 from 1986 to 1989. I have also been trying to contact Rick Drury, who was in the squadron during the same time frame. If anyone knows his email address or phone number, please contact me. Thanks..." [11JAN98]

BARKER, AXAM Arthur "Jay" jaybarker@comcast.net "...I served with VP-92 as an AXAM from 1971 to 1972 when I shipped out to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I was an Aircrewman. Flew a few missions over the Atlantic looking for ships but largely trained on the ASA-16 and APS-20 radar system..." [25OCT2008]

BARKER, Bill billbariz@msn.com "...I was a radio operator in VP-45 on Crew 22 from 1969 to 1972. I worked in the Communications Center during the NS Rota, Spain deployment from late 1969 to July of 1970. Also made the NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment in 1971 and the NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal deployment in 1972. I went to NAS Memphis, Tennessee in 1972 for "AVIB" school and then did a tour as an instructor at AVA school in the radar phase working for ATC Buchanan. Went to VP-23 in March of 1975 and stayed there until April of 1977 flying as a radio operator on CAC-12..." [E-Mail Updated 16MAR2003 | 29APR2001]

BARKER, AMCS David Retired dbarker6636@charter.net "...I served with VC-61, VJ-61, VP-61, VP-47, ATU-401, VW-13, VP-11 (August 1957 to February 1958), VT-7, VP-44, VP-50 (1969 to 1971) and retired in 1971. I am having trouble confirming that while serving we VP-50 - I was at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam while we were in the Philippines. I was the one that got the plywood to remodel the Beer Mess for a case of beer. I hope someone will remember. I was the Senor Chief in QA..." [BIO Updated 03JAN2010 | 11MAY2006]

BARKER, AO3 Jason "Spaceman Spiff" Retired epic_imagery@hotmail.com "...VP-22-----Spiff's in da house!!! Hey all you blue geese, I served from Jan 90-DECOM 94. If anyone would like to catch up on all the good times we had in Japan and Dodge even you guys that were on DET, email me..." [15SEP98]

BARKER, Malcolm E. mbarker@united.net "...I served with VPB-120 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington flying as a PB4Y-2 Navigator. We made deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Our PPC was a former enlisted pilot and flew the PBY in the Aleutions early in WWII. After active duty (December 1946) I moved into the reserve. BUNO: 59745 that we were assigned is being rebuilt at Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston, Texas..." [07DEC2010]

BARKER, AECS Paul Retired pbarker@chartertn.net "...I have served at AIMD, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, 78-79; OMD NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, 79-81; HM-14, NAS Norfolk, Virginia 82-85; VP-44 86-91; NRL Flt Sup Det. 91-94; NAS Keflavik, Iceland, IC Station UP-3A (OMD) 94-97; Force Aircraft Test Squadron 97-2000.." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 25JAN2002]

BARKER, AT3 WILLIAM WJB8769@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-44 from 1990 til decom and VP-23 from 1990 to 1993. I'd welcome e-mail from some of my former Shipmates and friends..." [BIO Updated 14APR99 | 19MAR99]

BARKLEY, AVCM Chuck Retired w9bik@arrl.net "...After avionics training at VP-31 / FAETUPAC, NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1962-63, AXAN/AX3), I was a ground pounder with VP-42 (1963-65, AX3/AX2, P2's) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan (changed our homeport to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington while in Japan), and went on detachments to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. After VP-42, I went to AVI(B) school (Class 5-41), then on to VP-50 (1965-67, AX2, P5's) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam). After VP-50, I taught AV(A) and AVI(B) school at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1967-70, AX2/AX1), then went to VS-24 (AX1, 1970, S2's) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island for a very short tour (made two short cruises on the USS Intrepid, including a hurricane "ride" off Bermuda) prior to going into the TAR program. As a TAR, I was stationed at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (1970-75, AX1/AXC), NAS Point Mugu, California (1976-79, AXC/AXCS), and at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1979-83, AXCS/AVCM), where I retired as the NAS Command Master Chief. After retiring, I worked for over 12 years at NAWC Warminster developing software for P-3's. Now, I develop digital cable TV headend equipment at Motorola, Horsham, PA. I still remember my lost shipmates in VP-42 Crew 8 (P-2, off the Vietnam coast) and VP-50 Crew 13 (P5 off Corregidor Is., PI). I like to think they are at rest with Him now, and recall the good times we had back then. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers singing a "special" version of "From the Halls of Montezuma" in the dungaree bar at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Orange flight suits and Aussie bush hats in DaNang, Z'ing everything in sight, playing "king of the wing" on P5's in Cam Ranh Bay until we discovered sea snakes, the sounds of grenades at night on the seaplane tenders, and any other war stories of those great years we spent together in the VP Navy - what a ride it was!..." [BIO Updated 14JUN2004 | E-Mail Updated 12JUN2004 | 06JUN99]

BARKLEY, Randy S. RSBRANCH@HOME.COM "...I was stationed at NAS Agana, Guam from 1970-1974. I served with VW-1 aircrew on TE-04 as a Radar Operator. I am looking for David Gray Crew 4 and Bill Elsberg Mechanic. Not sure what crew he was assigned to..." [03NOV2000]

BARKOW, AW2 Dan danbarkow@cableone.net "...I served with VP-4 from 1987 to 1991 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, ASWOC NAS Adak, Alaska, ASWOC NAS North Island, San Diego, California, and then onto civilian life. I currently live in Idaho Falls, Id..." [E-Mail Updated 23JUN2003 | 11JAN2003]

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BARLIEB, AT1 Michael Retired barliebmj@gmail.com "...I started my navy career with VQ-4 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Then moved on to VP-23 in 1981. I was just a ground pounder and worked on P-3CUII for a short while before being moved to AIMD in the ComNav shop. I deployed to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily before being transferred back to VQ-4, where is served until my last 3 years in the Navy at NAEC Lakehurst, New Jersey. I volunteered for forward support service during Operation Desert Storm in NS Rota, Spain, augmenting VR-24 and the KC-130F’s they flew, along with VQ-4 and the 2 trash haulers they had sent over, EC-130T’s that had been stripped of mission equipment and returned to cargo hauling and training duties. I retired in 1997 as an AT1. I met up with my buddy, ATC Jim Tilton there, along with a few folks from VP-23 and VQ-4 whose names I can no longer remember. I was assisting loading cargo and doing ground pounder avionics maintenance. I will always remember my deployments and time in VP-23. They were fun times and we had good camaraderie. Long live the P-8 Poseidon. The P-8 will surely be missed, as the P2 was..." [22FEB2017]

BARLOW, Allen k8bhu@chartermi.net "...I served with VP-4 crew 6 from 1963 to Feburary 1966. In 1966 our squadron was just switching to the P-3. I was a radio operator on crew 6. As I sort through my navy years, I will pass along some pictures that may be interesting to other people. Thanks..." [15JAN2002]

BARNA, AD1 Bob Retired barna@fairpoint.net "...I served with VP-44 (1971-1974), VP-26 (1979-1984), VP-10 (1986-1988) and retired in 1988. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [05SEP2013]

BARNARD, Don barnardfl@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1981-1984) with deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Misawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia (lots of great places, including Pusan, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, P.I., Midway, Utapao, Australia, La Reunion, Mombasa, Mogadishu, Djibouti, Masirah, Muscat, etc.) and VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NSF Diego Garcia. Since retiring from the Navy I've moved back to Pensacola to live happily ever-after..." [19FEB2013]

BARNARD, Harold C. "Barney" davidmcgraw@adelphia.net "...I served with VPB-180 and VPB-200 from 1945 to 1946 in CA and Pacific Islands. It would be great to hear from former Shipmates!..." [24MAY2004]

BARNES, AOAN Sanford storm66@sprintpcs.com "...I served with VP-47..the best VP squadon on the west coast! I learned alot from everyone there. I love the VP Navy. All love goes to those who are in the middle east and to LCDR Huff of VP-47, I met your parents here in Pittsburgh. Great well being to you all!..." [13DEC2001]

BARNHARDT, AE Preston E. "Barney" prestonbarnhardt@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-56 (1965-1969) as a Crew-4 Aviation Electrican. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 20JUN2015 | 17JUL2001]

BARNES, AMS3 Ben "Barney" benbarnes10@yahoo.com "...I served with VAW-123 (1969-1972). I was a Plane Captain on E2A 730, 731, 732 and 733 while aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60)..." [06FEB2014]

BARNES, AWC Charles Ray Jr. Retired lucky___62@hotmail.com "...All VP and ASCAC/ASWOC duty. I first served in VP-9 at NAS Alameda, California 59 - 62 as an ATN3, ATN2 and AT1. I first worked nights doing repairs, then became a MAD/ECM operator, then Radar and Sniffer (who remembers the good olde sniffer?) in the P2V-7Q. I flew in Crew One. Made a deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska / NAS Adak, Alaska in 60. TAD to the first ASCAC in mid 61 till transfer May 62. Learned Jezebel system AQA-3-v. Then at NATC Patuxent River, Maryland AMD 63 - 65 as AX1 repairing ASA-16s in support of the VPs there. Then to VP-4 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii Dec. 65 - Nov 67, doing electronic repairs, flew in the P2V-7Qs until late 66 and transition to the P-3 (pre-deltics) and P-3A. Was 1st Tech/Radar Operator on CAC 1 with the Skipper Cdr. Boween, with a deployment to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan with a TAD to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 67. And yes, I still remember the loss of CAC 10 and AT1 Harris a good friend on that crew. Next VP-9 again at NAS Moffett Field, California from 68 - 70 as AX1, AW1 and AWC on Jan. 16, 1969. Made the deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 69. Then to FAETUPAC later FASOTRAGRUPAC Det. NAS Moffett Field, California from Apr 70 to Nov 73. Taught P-3C SS-3 systems. Served as the Leading Chief also. Trained at VP-31 In the AQA-7. Then to VP-17 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from Apr 74 - Apr. 78. Deployed to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and moved to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan 74 - 75 with detachments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NSF Diego Garcia. To NAS Cubi Point, Philippines 76 with detachments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Atsugi, Japan and NAS Agana, Guam. To Dam Neck, Va. for ASWOC training May 78 - Jun 78. To ASWOC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines Jul 78 - Sep 79. To ASWOC NAS Bermuda Nov. 79 - Oct. 81. To ASWOC NAS Agana, Guam Nov. 81 - Feb 84 with a TAD to NSF Diego Garcia in 82. To ASWOC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal May 84 - Jun 86. To ASWOC COMASWWINGPAC NAS N.I. San Diego Jul 86 until retirement on Oct. 12, 1989. Hope to hear from Shipmates to talk about old memories and swap sea stories..." [12JAN2002]

BARNES, Chuck LCKSPT@AOL.COM "...Greetings and salutations fellow Blue Geese (VP-22)!! Was in the blue geese from aug 75 to aug 79....now in vaw-124 MMCPO...the tail hook life does not have per diem at all...the chow aint bad though....!!! Like to hear from other Shipmates!..." [26MAR98]

BARNES, FN1 Chris c/o His Son Brian Barnes brianbarnes@att.net "...My Father, Chris Barnes, served aboard the USS Pine Island (AV-12) as a FN1 on its first deployment. Does anyone remember him? Just wondering..." [10DEC2003]

BARNES, YN2 Daniel daniel.barnes@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1966-1969). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07MAR2012]

BARNES, ADJ3 Jack JTB4246@AOL.COM "...Mr. Holt was a Lt. when I was assigned to VP-6 bet. 1965 to 1967. Congrads on your promotions. I was assigned to bird PC 3.. LT. CMDR. Evens, was the PPC. I can write a book on this crew, but so can you. I would like to get in contact with members of my squadron..."

BARNES, AMS2 Jeff pennsyk4s@comcast.net "...I served with VP-56 from 1970 to 1973, AMD NAS Keflavik, Iceland from 1973 to 1975 and AMD NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1975 to 1978..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAY2006 | E-Mail Updated 17FEB2002 | E-Mail Updated 04JAN20001 | 19JUN99]

BARNES, AG3 Jim jimdc9@aol.com "...I was a AG3 on NAS Agana, Guam in 1946. Was were invited to take a flight on a PB4Y-2 Typhoon Hunter aircraft. I would like to know who the crew was that went 50 feet over the water to penetrate the eye of the storm, popped rivets on the aircraft and landed back on NAS Agana, Guam with Zero fuel. Great trip and thought the crew did a great job..." [30JAN2004]

BARNES, Michael barnesmcm@msn.com "...I trained with VP-31 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California in late 67 and then went to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I served with the 1st Radio Research Company (U.S. Army). I enjoyed my time with VP-31..." [02FEB2003]

BARNES, ADR1 Richard J. Retired patb2855@cox.net "...VW School Instructor, Operations (1959-1961), VS-26 (1960-1961) Crew Chief aboard SH-29, CASU-70, Coxwain Jinamoc Seaplane Base, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington, AD school NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1948), NAIFS NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, VP-28 (1959-1961) as Crew Chief aboard CF-27, VR-5, Navy Fleet Air Gunnery Unit (FAGU) NAF El Centro, California, VF-122 NAS Miramar, California, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, AEWBarRonPac, NAS Miramar, California VFP-63 and retired February 1966..." [E-Mail Updated 05NOV2013 | E-Mail Updated 18MAR2013 | 22DEC2007]

BARNES, AT2 Warren E. we2barnes@frontier.com "...I served with FAETUPAC Detachment-1 (1958-1960) at NAS Alameda, California as an instructor. I left the Navy as an AT2 and went on to garner my BSEE & MSEE, all thanks to the motivation of the Good Ol' U.S. Navy. I spent 30 years as a engineer at Magnavox in the ASW department where we designed & maufactured the AN/AQA-7 Acoustic Signal Processor. I was fortunate to fly with many Navy guys on opertional ASW missions. How proud I am of you guys who go out every day and do fantastic things for the security of our nation. Only GOD and you and die-hards like me will fully know of your service..." [20JAN2012]

BARNETE, Stu (Red) s.m.barnette@att.net "...Very memorable moments I had with VP-7 from June 1956 to Augusts 1958. I flew on P2V BUNO's 128774 and 131404 with CO C. W. Coulter. Would love to hear from some of my old crewmates. Bet we could exchange some tales and bring back some old memories..." [06SEP2002]

BARNETT, Dan rhondan83@comcast.net "...I served with VP-10 from 1985 to 1987 and VP-90 NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1987 to 1992. I've been working for the Electric Company for the past 12 years. Hope to hear from my old friends!..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 07AUG2003 | 21APR99]

BARNETT, Bill wbarnett2@cfl.rr.com "...I was only in VP-74 at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone for those two months and doubt whether any of those characters would remember me. I flew co-pilot to Lieutenant Ball who was the squadron hot shot. He could do things with a PBM that very few could do or attempt to do (in my opinion). I cannot remember any of the other personnel. It's been 54 years and my memory and notes including log book does not relate any names other than Lt. Ball..." [E-Mail Updated 19SEP2002 | 13DEC2000]

BARNETT, YNCM(AW/SW) Bob vr61cmc@cnrf.nola.navy.mil "...I served in VP-91 from July 1992 to August 1995. I am currently CMC of VR-61 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [10NOV2000]

BARNETT, CLYDE FRANKGOOSE@AOL.COM "...I JOINED VPHL-8 IN SEPT. 1947 AT NAS AGANA GUAM ALONG WITH SEVERAL OF MY FRIENDS DAHLBECK AMM1, WT GUY AMM2 LAUDERDALE AMM1, and AUSTIN AMM2. ALL OF US HAD SPENT SEVERAL WEEKS AT THE FAMOUS RECEIVING STATION AT THE OTHER END OF THE ISLAND WHERE YOU HANGED UP YOUR STRIPES AND MADE LIKE A MESS COOK. OUR DUTY WATCH WAS IN THE JUNGLE AIR STRIPS WHERE WE STOOD WATCH WITH A BROWNING 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN TO PREVENT NATIVES AND POSSIBLE JAPANESE FROM STEALING PARTS FROM OUR BOMBERS. ONE INTERESTING BIT OF HISTORY WAS WHEN WE NEEDED PARTS FOR OUR PLANES, ALL WE DID WAS LOOK FOR THE NEEDEWD PART IN THE PARTS CATALOG (JUST LIKE ORDERING PARTS FROM A SEARS CATALOG). ALL SQUADRON GROUND PERSONNEL BOARDED THE USS SUISON BAY, A CONVERTED DESTROYER AND SET SAIL FOR PEARL. WE ARRIVED IN EARLY 1948 AND WERE IN HANGAR 5. I STARTED FLYING AS A PORT WAIST GUNNER IN "BD4" AND SEVERAL OTHERS INCLUDING BD8. JULY 1948 WE PARTICIPATED IN HELPING SINK THE OLD USS NEW YORK AND LATER THE USS NEVADA. I JOINED VPHL-8 AS AN AEM SIC AND IN APRIL 1948 I TOOK MY TEST OUT OF THE OLD PETTY OFFICERS MANUAL FOR 3RD CLASS AND SOON I WAS STRUTTING AROUND WITH MY NEW CROW. I WORKED WITH SOME FINE FRIENDS WHO I MET ON NAS Agana, Guam AND NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii INCLUDING CHIEF EDWARDS ARMC YOUNT AEM2, R. SCHMIDT AEM3, PHILLIPS AEM SIC, THE TINNEY BROTHERS AMMC. I LEFT VP-28 ON SEPT 1948 TO VOLUNTEER MY SERVICES TO VR-44 AT NAS Moffett Field, California IN THE BERLIN AIR LIFT..." [24DEC98]

BARNETT, AW2 Dan twiza@rapp.com "...I was stationed in VP-10 love to here from the old crew I am currently looking for Pat Mahan please E-Mail..." [05OCT98]

BARNETT, PO1 Jerry E. jerryebarnett@newwavecomm.net "...I first joined the Navy October 30, 1958. I served aboard NAF Annapolis, Maryland. I was there for about three years. The aircraft we had were UF-1 Albatross and N3N Yellowbird. The N3N was a biplane, open cockpit. You had to hand crank the engine. They used this plane to indoctrinate the midshipmen to flying. My next station was VP-18 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I first went to NAS Norfolk, Virginia to ASW school then on to Jacksonville. By the time I got there I had about a year left in the Navy. I was on flight crew status during that time. During that year we spent allot of time in the Caribbean (NS Roosevelt Roads, PR). Most of my time was spent on Crew 7 and for some reason I remember the side number 147956. We had two bad incidents, one was when the varacam you know the middle section of the horizontal stabilizer on a P2V went in the full up position. We had a great pilot (LT Mehan or something like that) and he was able to keep the plane in control until the Plane Captain was able to manually bring it back to neutral. Another time when we were taking off from NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and the starboard engine caught fire (exciting time). Some of the crew members were a AT by the name of Gilkerson, Plane Cap Hendrex, ordnance last name was Prince. The Navigator name was LT Arvin and our co-pilot last name was Anderson. In the fall of 1962 I transfered to crew 12 that was assigned to go to South America on Unitas III. Three of the crew members were a AT last name Smith. There were two other AT's by the name of Walter Gearard and Rudy Boatright. We came back early because of the Cuban crises. I was extended in the Navy and was discharged in December 1962. The last month that I was in the Navy we spent a lot of time taking pictures of Russian Ships. I left the Navy as a Aviation Electrician Second Class. Not the end of the story, I reenlisted in February 1963 and thinking I would be sent back to ASW and wound up in a fighter squadran (VF 96) in NAS Miramar, California. After six years and two tours in the Viet Nam area (one on the USS Ranger 1964/65and one on the USS Enterprise 1965/66), I left the Navy in 1969 as a E6. Since then I have been in the telephone world and retired for the second time in 2007 I was 67. Most of my time was spent in the Atlanta area. I now live in Somerset KY..." [BIO Updated 03FEB2009 | 30JAN2009]

BARNETT, AMM2 Robert N. barnbert@aol.com "...I was assigned to a PV-1 as FE Rating: AMM2. The squadron was VD-2, Photographic, attached to the Atlantic Fleet. Our basic duty was producing hydrogaphic strip-photos of coastlines iof Greenland, Central America and several islands in the West Indies. All work was done at 20000 feet, true. this meant that most of the time we were under oxygen. At least we were not being shot at..." [03JAN2002]

BARNEY, AVCM Bruce Retired ibbarney@comcast.net "...Joined the Navy in 1969. After AW training and from 1970-1975, was stationed in VP-8 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland until a homeport change that took the squadron to NAS Brunswick, Maine In 1975, I changed rate from AW2 to AX2 and was assigned to VP-30 as an Inflight Tech from 1975-1978. Then to VP-16 from 1978-1982 as a Inflight Tech where I made AXC. 1982-1984 was assigned to VP-30 Framp as an Inflight Tech Instructor where I made AXCS. Went to VP-24 from 1984-1986 as an Inflight Tech and Maintenance Control Supervisor and made AVCM. Final tour from 1986-1989 was COMPATWINGSLANT Det NAS Jacksonville, Florida Advanced Maritime Projects Office. Retired in Dec 89..." [E-Mail Updated 24MAY2004 | E-Mail Updated 05MAY2003 | E-Mail Updated 21MAY99 | E-Mail Updated 23JAN99 | 14DEC97] [Updated ICQ# 277185191 | ICQ# 215446 215446]

BARNEY, AT2 Norm biker99339@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1969), VA-42/VA-65 at NAS Oceana, Virginia (1970) and VA-65 aboard the USS Independence (CV-62) (1971-1972). I retired from the Georgia Pacific Inc. in July 2010..." [29MAR2012]

BARNES, ATC Frederick Woodruff c/o His Son Randolph C. Barnes epmp02@email.mot.com "...My father, ATC Frederick Woodruff Barnes, was attached to VW-13 (AEWRON 13) in NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada from approximately 1961-1964..." [20JUL2001]

BARNES AME2 Jeff rocketss67@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-9 from 1980 to 1983. We had some very good times. Anyone remember when Apple was a building on the other side of the fence? I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [26APR2010]

BARON, AT3 Michael H. redkabaron@gmail.com Shipmate Pix "...I served with VP-23 (05/1970-07/1972) with deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAS Sigonella, Sicily and about a year TAD to AIMD repairing ASA 16's, Tacans, Altimeteres, Raws etc. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 20MAY2014 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 14DEC2007 | 20OCT99]

BARR, AE2 Briane bjbarr@myfairpoint.net "...I served with VP-11 (1964-1967) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I flew aboard a P2V-7 with Crew-12 (LE12) as Jez, Mad and Radio. I went to P-3B FE School and was the FE on Crew-12 until my discharge in 1967..." [10SEP2012]

BARR, Chuck barr1137@ix.netcom.com "...I served in the Navy, Patrol Squadron 1 (VP-1), NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from Sep, 1956 thru June, 1958. Does anyone know of any reunion plans in the works?..."

BARR, AD1 Thomas tbarr1@wi.rr.com "...I was an AD1 assigned to VP-60 and VP-90 at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1979-1994. Would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." [19DEC2004]

BARR, AMHC/AC Willie C. Retired wbarr13@comcast.net "...I served with VXE-6 (08/1970-08/1974. I worked in Airframes and Flight Crew..." [21APR2015]

BARRELL, Jeff jub1185@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-11 from 1986 to 1992. I flew with CAC-11 in NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1988/1989) with the "Duffyman" burning the midnight oil, CAC-1 in NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1990) with the "Ghostriders in Hell" and finally CAC-6 on the split - Never forget the "Flying Pigs". I miss all my Shipmates from this treasured part of my professional career. Would enjoy to hear from any of you..." [29MAR2009]

BARRERAS, Andy starship@clark.net"...I am a P-3 Flight Engineer currently serving as one of the aircrew detailers in DC. I just came from VQ-2 in Rota. Before that I was in VP-24 then VAQ-33 in Key West, Fl..."

BARRETT, Bill "Frag" rob@draggonfly.com "...I was stationed on Funifuti in Tuvalu in 1943-1945. I would like to hear from anyone who has was in the Pacific Theater. I was a part of VPB-137 and VS-65. I hope to hear from many of you..." [28MAR2004]

BARRETT, Bob orionbob@comcast.net "...I served with VP-8 from 1971 to 1974 on Crew Three. Spent most of my time in LC-TBA, BUNO: 150521, 3 NAS Bermuda deployments and a wake up. Remember the Marines in Bermuda. "L. F. H.. Bobby". Best times of all in Eight!!..." [E-Mail Updated 13NOV2003 | 17MAR98]

BARRETT, CPO Denny Retired dcbmjb@blazenetme.net "...I served with VP-26 (1962-1972) P2 Plane Captain / P-3 FE, NAS Brunswick, Maine Staff (1972-1975), VP-44 (1975-1976) P-3 FE, CPWL NAS Brunswick, Maine Staff (1976-1981) Aircrew Training Coordinator and retired in 1981. I have been Manager of the NAS Brunswick, Maine Fuel Farm (1986-Present) and will retire when base closes in 2011..." [20DEC2007]

BARRETT, LTJG David E. db0309@earthlink.net "...Served as TACCO VP-17 from MAR-62 thru AUG-64. My service & tour was the greatest experience of my life and I served with some of the best people on earth. Proud to be in both Crew 1 and Crew 12..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP99 | E-Mail Updated 12JAN99 | Updated 07FEB98]

BARRETT, YN2 Don donald1barrett@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-45 from February 1984 to March 1986. Would be interested in hearing from squadron mates who served with me. To those who were in the squadron during that time, "thanks for making it a memorable and positive experience." I am now a "Fed" with the Department of Justice, and would like to hear from anyone who recognizes my name. Also, if anyone has a contact reference for Jim Wheeler, Richard Lodge, or any blackshoe who served during that time - drop a note. "VP duty is the best duty, and we all know why."..." [E-Mail Updated 04SEP2004 | E-Mail Updated 28DEC2001 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 02JUL99 | 13APR98]

BARRETT, Geof gbarrett1@earthlink.net "...I was a Plane Captain on Triple Nickel Six (VP-21) for two years (early 65 to late 68). If possible I would like to hear from R Winslow AE2, R Hully Radio Op, Jerry Nowel, W Sherbom, or R Harkerough 2nd Mech. At the time I was onboard Ian Johnson was CO, LT Lathman was PPC relieved by LCDR Kaiser, LT Freiso was CO Pilot, AEC Tanner ran AE Shop and ADC Epps ran Mech. Shop..." [E-Mail Updated 03APR2009 | 16MAR98]

BARRETT, Joel W. cnebody@mindspring.com"...Served from 1982 through 1984. I was an AW and worked at Sensor Station 3 (radar, electronic warfare, infrared, MAD, etc) onboard the P3-C Orion. During my enlistment I was deployed to Rota, Spain, Lajes in the Azores, and Iceland..."

BARRETT, Pat olybears@live.com "...I served with VP-42 from June 1966 to January 1969..." [26APR2009]

BARRETT, AMCS Steve R. Retired baggerbfmc2@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49 (1975-1982) and flew as a FE..." [20NOV2016]

BARRETT, AK2 Thomas R. mydashap2w@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine with a deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, USS Ranger (CVA-61), NAAS Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Florida and NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts..." [15MAR2016]

BARRETTO, Paul "Ord" p3ord@charter.net "...I served with VP-94 from February 1988 through July 2005. I did leave the command for 6 month's in 1995 when the Navy tried to kick us IFO's off the mighty P-3! Currently with VR-59 out of NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas. Really miss the combat flying and the strong comraderie we shared with VP-94! Trying to stick out 1 1/2 more years to complete my 24..." [16JUL2009]

BARRICK, AT2 James E. jbarrick1@aol.com "...I reported to VW-2 in March 1958, as an ATRAN. I wound up as an AT2 and Second Tech with over 2,000 hours. One Med Cruise NAS Sigonella, Sicily and several spells on the Atlantic Barrier. I was sent to Recife, Brazil in January 1961 as Radar tech for the Ground Crew chasing the pirated cruise ship "Santa Maria." I departed NAS Patuxent River, Maryland on March 17, 1961. I sent 208 names of Shipmates from my DD-214 File of Flight Manifests to the Willy Victor Roster. I'll probably be at the All Squadron Reunion in Rantoul, IL in September 2003. I look forward to seeing old Shipmates. Regards..." [26JUL2003]

BARRIS, AWCS(AW) Bill wbarris@juno.com "...I served in HSL-36 from 1976-1979, FASOTRAGRULANT Det Jax from 1979-1982 VP-16 from 1982-1986, CPW-11 from 1986-1989, VP-56 from 1989-Disestablishment, VP-5 from 1991-1993, TSC NS Rota, Spain from 1993-1996, VP-30 1996-present...brings back lots of memories both good and bad. Mostly good..." [01NOV2001 | 07JUN98]

BARRON, AT1 BJ bjbarron@ti.com "...Hello fellow VAH-21/Project TRIM shipmates. It was an honor to serve with you in Vietnam back in 1968. Looking forward to our 30-year reunion, and especially the opportunity to meet with each and everyone who can make this 1998 Labor Day event. I have made e-mail and phone contact with a few shipmates and would be interested in sharing some history..."

BARRON, PN2 David dbarron740@att.net "...I served with VP-45 from 1973 through 1976 as a PNSA up through PN2. Great and lasting memories of the squadron and its personnel, and the deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicilyand NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I recognize some of the names on the Pelicans page and hopefully will contact them as time permits. I reenlisted, transferred, and served a few months with the Naval Recruiting District in Albuquerque, New Mexico but then was medically discharged. Most of my 4 years, 7 months, and 29 days of active duty were spent with VP-45. But who's counting? Since my discharge, I worked for the Air Force and for the past 23 years for the Army, as a civil servant (Supervisory Technical Writer-Editor managing a lessons learned office for the Air Defense Artillery School at Fort Bliss, TX). But Anchors Aweigh will always betray my favorite service..." [E-Mail Updated 26JUN2008 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 27JUN2007 | 16OCT2001]

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BARRONS, Roger rogerb@ajrs.com "...I served with VP-46 from July 1972 to July 1974..." [15JUN2006]

BARROW, John H. Jr. jbmonoplane49@hotmail.com "...I would have stayed in the Reserves if it wasn't for some young LT. I remember working on the birds, enjoying it, and had many a fond memory of the guys and ladies in the squadron. I was trying to work at the Post Office and do the reserves at the same time. I would work all night, come to muster on saturday mornings, and fly all day (taking naps in the back of the 'ole bird). Then I would repeat it again on Sunday. I guess having a pilots license make me appriciate the birds more than most, and understanding how they functioned. Having a hard time navagating this website...anyone care to email me when the next Reunion is for VP-64..Please let me know..." [18NOV2001]

BARROW, AD2 Pete fourpeas4@verizon.net "...I served with VAQ-33 (AD Shop) from 1981 to 1983..." [14OCT2007]

BARROW, AKC(SW/AW) RODRICK D. mdwnfr@aol.com "...My first duty station was with the World's famous CRAWFISHER's VP-94 in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I served their from May 1983 until December 1986. I transferred to the World renowned Military Attack Unit (VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California). Served their from January 1987 to February 1989. AWESOME TOUR! Proud to be a PLANK Owner in this great Squadron. Any fellow VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California Warriors interested in a 15 year Reunion? Best of luck to you all and SERVE WITH PRIDE!..." [26AUG2001]

BARROWS, Grant A. p3a44@aol.com "...Joined VP-44 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia September 1961. Went to NAS Sigonella, Sicily on last deployment as P2 outfit. Went to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for transition to P-3's. Worked in Avionics Department. Would like to here from some of the old guys who lost all their money in Lexington Park slot machines..." [25JUN2005]

BARRY, Rick rickbarry@aol.com Shipmate Pix "...Served in VP49 from 1/57 to 2/60, leaving as LT after a most memorable wetting down party at Ireland's Island RN Officers' Club. My wife Linda and I gave truth to the saying that there was a baby in each water well. We moved 3 times and had 3 kids there. Great tour. We are looking forward very much to the November reunion in Pensacola. (See Bob Griffin's comments.)...Richard E. Barry, Barry Associates 3808 North Albemarle Street; Arlington, Virginia 22207 USA Tel:+703/241-3808; Fax: +703/241-7968..." WEBSITE: http://www.rbarry.com/"

BARRY, AMS1 William Michael (Mike) mbma5411@bellsouth.net "...I joined VP-94 in 1977 as a Selected Air Reserve. I was assigned to CAC-3 in 1979 and flew with this crew of 10 years. After many years of good times on our annual active duties I retired in 1992. I've started a third career. I would likt to hear from the ole' crew..." [22APR2004]

BARTELL, Rod arby062343@comcast.net "...I served with VP-4 from 1964 to 1965..." [15NOV2009]

BARRETT, AE2 Don dbarrett55@msn.com "...I was an AE2 with VAP-61 from September 1965 to March 1967. I was on detachments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and Townsville, Australia (the second one). I would love to hear from some of you guys that went on detachments with me. I worked in the Avionics Shop and road motorcycles around the island on the weekends. It's been a long time, so I have a hard time remembering some of your names. When I left VAP-61 I went to HC-5 in Imperial Beach, California along with AMS2 Marvin Poell. Please let me hear from you..." [19MAR2003]

BARSTAD, CDR David D. Retired hiflyer@starstream.net "...I served with VP-26, VP-46, VP-9 and VP-31 from 1963 until retiring n 1989. I am trying to locate Thomas R. Ryan, a naval aviator, rank unknown. If you have any information, please e-mail me. Thanks..." [24FEB2009]

BARTALETTI, Blake R. blakegar@aol.com "...I served with VP-727 in 1960 - great times..." [05AUG2009]

BARTH, Bruce D. bbarth1@austin.rr.com "...I served with VP-40 between 1965-1967 as an aircrewman with crews 1 & 7. Many fond memories of my time spent in the Marlins. Since leaving the Navy in 1969 I have been very active as an historian and author on Martin Seaplanes. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who served with me in Forty or who flew the Mariner or Marlin..." WebSite: Martin Seaplanes Historical Research [19SEP2001]

BARTELT, ADR3 Terry terrybartelt@hotmail.com "...I served VT-29 from April 1969 thru October 1970. ADR3 engine buildup/calendar maint. Great times on Padre Island. Still looking for Frank Follete and Paul Christenson..." [29NOV2008]

BARTHULY, AF3 W C WCBRB@aol.com "...The two years that I spent in those sqdn's VC-61, VP-61, and VJ-61 bring back a lot of memories. We had a very fine group of Chief Petty Officers..." [31JUL98]

BARTLETT, AN Brian K. texasyankee7@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-44 from 1989 till its disestablishment. I moved to VP-11 til 1993 when my time was up. I really enjoyed going to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. NAS Sigonella, Sicily was a real nifty place also. I was stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine and am sad to see it close due to BRAC..." [30JUN2006]

BARTLETT, DK3 Bruce R. bruce4150@gbis.com "...I served with VP-17 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1964 at 1966 with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam..." [06JUN2011]

BARTLETT c/o His Son Tom Bartlett tbartlett2@hotmail.com "...My father was pilot with VPB-28 from December 1944 until February 1946. Departed MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii based on tenders in Lingayen Gulf and at Jinamoc Seaplane Base in Leyte Gulf flying PBM-5's. Dad is now 80 and curious to find anyone with VPB-28 during those times. VPB-28 was later folded into 3rd VP-43..." [12DEC2003]

BARTLETT, AEC John Retired aufever@gmail.com "...I was in VP 42 from Jun1958 to Dec 1961, I was amember of Crew 5 and transpaced with crew 6 in 1959. Retired in Hanford, Ca. Living nearby is another old 2 tour VP42 shipmate, AECS Richard Kain..." [E-Mail Updated 12DEC2004 | 23AUG98]

BARTLETT, Robert sjbart@snet.net "...I served with the VS-35 Line Division from 1965-1967..." [06MAR2002]

BARTLETT, PN2 Wayne "Bart" wgbart@frontier.com "...I served with VP-16 (09/1964-09/1966) in the Personnel Office. I was Duty Yeoman (29JUL65) when we lost Spangle 8 in Bermuda. A day I shall never forget. I was responsible for the Casualty Assistance Calls Officer (CACO) and continued that duty all the time in the Navy. We think about the families of our fallen comrades always..." [E-Mail Updated 25JUL2011 | 19OCT97]

BARTON, Clarence O. mattc@misn.com "...I was in FASRON-110 from early 1957 until December 1959. Would love to hear from any of my old Buddies..." [03NOV2001]

BARTON, PH Eric P. luravilleswamp@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-56 (1977-1980) as a Photographers Mate (ya back when they still had cameras on the aircraft). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16SEP2011]

BARTON, CDR Mike Retired rednronnie@aol.com "...Naval Aviator, Active Duty 1974 to 1994. I served with VP-44 NAS Brunswick, Maine LT 1978-1981 / NAS Keflavik, Iceland 1979, WESTPAC - NSF Diego Garcia - Persian Gulf 1980-81. VXN-8 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland LCDR 1984-86, South America, Antartica, Denmark, Scotland, Africa, Alaska and Iceland. Golden Pelicans were once in a lifetime tour, two E's out of three years, some of the best people in world..." [30NOV2008]

BARTON-WHITE, Janelle (Jan) Lboc@digitalexp.com "...I served in VP-49 from 1986 through 1989. I would love to hear from any enlisted or officers who might remember me. Especially from the corrosion (rust busters) team, or airframes who served through the 1987 NAS Bermuda and the 1988 NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployments. If anyone should know the whereabouts of Cecelia "Cee" Vaughn or AMSC Dave Carter, please contact me for certain! Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!..." [10FEB2002]

BARTON, AT3 John bartonjohn36@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (Flying Blue Goose) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1955 to 1960. I was an AT3 in flight Crew #6..." [06JAN2004]

BARTON, John Knight4@ix.Netcom.com "...I was in VP-22 from 1955 to 1957. I was a Radar Tech AT2. Plane-6 was my crew. Does anybody out there go back this far??..." [21JUL98]

BARTSHE, Philip philydily@att.net "...I served with the Naval Underwater Weapons Research and Engineering Station (1968-1969) at Newport RI and VXE-6 (1969-1971). I had an opportunity to train and serve with the VXE-6 Para-Rescue Team for a short time..." [25JUL2013]

BARTZ, Gary T. fniguy@gate.net "...Served with VP-44 in NAS Keflavik, Iceland from 01/06/67 to 12/31/67 Iceland ASW Group. Hope all you guys are alive and well..." [09APR98]

BARTZ, Wayne wbphoto@cmc.net "...I served with VP-57 from 12/54 through 7/56 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska. I would like to hear from anyone who served in the squadron during that time and particularly my crew, Crew 7..." [24JUN99]

BASHAM, Joe jbasham@tampabay.rr.com "...I served aboard the USS Norton Sound (AV-11) from 1956 to 1958 when we went around the horn and set off three nucler devices. That was just before the anti nuke above ground testing ban went into effect. That was quit a cruise. I will never forget "the gallapping goast of the hueneeme coast"..." [28NOV2006]

BASILIERE, AE Bob gnits48@aol.com "...I was with VP-66 from Nov 70 thru Aug 73. Would like to hear from anyone that can give me any information about VP-66 or anyone who remembers me. I was AE..." [22JAN2002]

BASILONE, LTjg Joseph J. c/o His Son John Basilone jbasi81619@aol.com "...Looking for fellow squadron mates of my father, Joseph J. Basilone, Lt. (j.g.), USNR, active duty VX-4 1944-49, on PB-1 (Navy version of B-17), stationed NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island..." [01AUG2001]

BASS, George T. Gbass38998@aol.com "...I was in VP-16 from 6/76 until 8/77. I've been with VP-66 until I resigned unceremoniously in March 2000 after 25 years and 4000 hours..." [BIO Updated 16AUG2001 | 10NOV98]

BASS, JOHN [SAM] jnlbass@mindspring.com "...I served with VP-7 from October 1963 TO October 1964 out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Lot of fine memories. Where is VP-7VP-7 today? Lost several friends on a patrol out of NS Rota, Spain. I did a six month tour in NAS Keflavik, Iceland, coldest summer I ever spent in my life. If there are any of you out their who served with VP-7 during this time period, I would love to hear from you..." [11JUN2000]

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BASS, Roy bassx3@juno.com "...I was in VP-30 Avionics (AT2) from 82-86 and then to AIMD NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Please submit my name to the list of Shipmates..." [06JUN99]

BASS, Thomas N. bigbass1@geneseo.net "...I was assigned to VW-1, NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii the summer of 1952. Being an AT, worked on the APS-20A on the PB-1W and later on the APS-20C, APS-45, etc on the WV-2s. That was a wounder- ful and exciting time in my life that I remember with great nostalgia. Flying and working with a super group of people many of whom I try to stay in contact with. The Reunion held at Branson in 1998 was wounderful, with over 100 X VW-1ers and their wives attending. We owe a great debt of gratitude to the pilots and crews of the 2 planes we flew in during the time for their skill and dedication of bringing us home safe. We lost and engine now and then and on occasion had to crank down the wheels on the old PBs but not one was lost or damaged in the close to 3 years that I was in the squadron..." [09JAN2000]

BASS, AMEC Thomas Retired twodogs@stargate.net "...Was station VP-30 in 1970,71 and then transfered to VP-44 NAS Brunswick, Maine and made the 1971 deployment to NAS Bermuda. Was a ground pounder worked for Master Chief Hammersmith and AMEC Hassel in the check crew. Ended up retiring in 1989 as the COMRESUPWING C9B Maintenance Chief (AMEC Ret.) Currently living and working in Pittsburgh Pa for USAirways on the DC9/MD80 Tech Desk..VP-30 and VP-44 where two of the greatest learning experiences I had in the USN..." [17APR2001]

BASSETT, ABH3 Richard rbassett@3rivers.net "...I served with VP-50 from 1982 to 1986..." [20AUG2009]

BATES, AM1(AW) Brian norm3007@yahoo.com "...I started out with VP-30 in 1996 after AMS A school in NAS Millington, Tennessee. VP-46 was the host squadron on a cross country det I was on in 1998, having been in a rag squadron it blew me away being greeted with a cooler full of beer on the flight line, I knew that's the squadron I needed to be stationed with on my next tour. I was with VP-46 from 1999 to 2003, the best four years of my life, wouldn't trade the experience for anything..." [16SEP2009]

BATES, AWN2 Bruce Shipmate Pix bkbates@yahoo.com "...I went through the AW pipeline with the second batch (class 850) of AWs to be processed through NAS Memphis, Tennessee. After a year in the pipe, I emerged from VP-31 as an AWN3 in November 1969 with orders to VP-47, NAS Moffett Field, California. VP-47 `69 -`74. Deployment to Okinawa, squadron transition to P3-C, deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska, and a rotating "det" to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Agana, Guam, and NAS Moffett Field, California. Then orders to VP-31. VP-31 `74 - `77 SS-3 instructor for about the first year, then assigned to the ISDT (Instructional Systems Development Team) project until I got out. Not too far out. I still live about two miles, as the P-3 flies, from NAS Moffett Field, California, in Santa Clara, CA. Happy landings to all VP sailors, especially those that I served with. Glad to hear from any Shipmates..." WEBSITE: http://www.bates-r-us.org/ [E-Mail/PIX/URL Updated 26JAN2002 | E-Mail Updated 13NOV2000 | 21SEP96]

BATES, AO2 Fred turguson@optonline.com "...I served with VP-49 from 1965-1968 home based in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I was discharged in January 1969 as a Aviation Ordnanceman 2nd class. Was deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Bermuda, Newfoundland, Azores, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, & U-Tapao Thailand. Was a Ordnance Aircrewman with crew #5 from 1966-69..." [E-Mail Updated 15DEC2002 | 18AUG98]

BATES, CDR Geoff Retired gbates@clinic.net "...P-3B and P-3 "Super B" TACCO in COMPATWINGSLANT (1988-1992), OINC VP-93 (1985-1988), VP-66 (1982-1985), RESASWTRACEN (1980-82), VP-64 (1976-1979), & VP-10 (1973-1977)..." [17MAR98]

BATES, AT Jim j.bates53@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-5 (1973-1976) with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Keflavik, Iceland..." [16JUL2013]

BATH, Ron ronbath@earthlink.net "...Activated with VP-772 1 September, 1950 as a AA. Left after the first tour to go to Flight training. As a very wet behind the ears teenager, the WWII veterans took me under their wings and finished raising me. Best thing that ever happened to me. I retired as VR-774 C.O..." [28DEC2000]

BATNICK, Mike "The Bat" mbatnick@gmail.com "...I served with VS-875 and redesignated VP-971 (1962-1964). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 09SEP2015 | 19APR2005]

BATSON, GEAROLD O. batson@sccoast.net "...EX ADR-1, AEWTULANT 62-65; OASU & VXN-8 67-68. C-121 FLIGHT ENGINEER, FLEW 145925 MAGNET ON ONE ROUND THE WORLD, TWO DETs TO VIET NAM. WE WERE IN HANGAR 301. LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS. I NOW TRY TO FISH FOR A LIVING OFF THE COAST OF NC & SC. RED BATSON..." [24DEC97]

BATSON, John S. jbatson@uno.edu "...I served with VP-11 in NAS Brunswick, Maine from August 1958 through June 1960. I was an enlisted man and worked in the communications office. During that two-year period, VP-11 deployed to NS Rota, Spain from March to August 1959. We also spent a month in NAS Keflavik, Iceland in January-February 1960. I was a yeoman third class when I left active duty. I recently learned that the NAS Brunswick, Maine has closed. Currently, I manage public radio station WWNO in New Orleans. The University campus where I work, was a NAS until it closed in 1957. I joined the naval air reserves attended my first weekend drills here before we moved to the NAS in Belle Chasse, LA..." [02AUG2002]

BATTAGLIA, Richard ACT600@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-9 1959 to 1961 and VP-56 1963 to 1967 some of the best of times..." [30OCT98]

BATTAGLIA, Tim batman@telis.org "...I followed my older brother David (VP-48 '65-68) into the VP Navy. I flew with VP-4 from Jun-75 until Jan-76. Went to NAS Moffett Field, California to spend time with my father as he passed away. Returned to Hawaii and VP-22. I worked for Chief Harris and flew with Crews 1 and 11. My Brother Pete followed me to VP's He flew with VP-47 77-81. This week I watched my son depart for WestPac on USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) . I was looking for web sites for his relatives to visit during his deployment. I found this site. I worked through some challenges during my time in P-3's thanks to my old friends. I still keep in touch with Don Mack now retired. This site has brought back a lot of old memories (Donnie Akerman, Flannigan, Doug Gillett, and many others). I left one month after QA-6 went into Subic Bay and it took alot out of me. I have grown through most of it as I raised my son and am now able to remember with joy and sadness. Chief Daniluk and Lavaluer - I would like to hear from you guys if you care to drop a line (Ivan Glymph, Bill BUTLER, Rip Kirby, Steve Morrecci...). I'm joining my son in May 99 at Pearl for a Tiger cruise back to San Diego and will try to visit NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii. Broccoli for ever...Battman..." [13NOV98]

BATTERSHELL, AX Daniel dancbat@msn.com "...I served with VP-17 flying as radioman in Crew-7 with LT Norman Cook as my PPC in 1967. Our crew was deployed to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam as part of Operation Market Time..." [25JAN2010]

BATTLES, Bob emc2gidget2@aol.com "...I served in VS-30 from 1955-1959..." [25APR2000]

BAUDOIN, Gene E. geneb@cp-tel.net "...Flew as an ACW3 in VW-13 from 1958 to 1960 in flight crew 9. Flew 91 barrier flights. I didn't think anyone remembered or cared about us cold war sailors. If any of the guys I served with read this. please let me know. I have some pictures I took in NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal when we had to land there for emergencies. Like someone said it was some "hairy" flights. I'm glad I served and wish other folks that knew me would get in touch...I completed the A/C crewman program and was award the A/C wings. wore them proudly went I went into the USNR after I was discharged from active duty. I still have them and hopefully one day will give them to my grandson as a memento. Really did like NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. The town was Lexington Park. Understand after 39 years it is not the same. NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada was something else. We deployed there every 28 days for 14 days and flew our barrier flights. When we weren't flying we spent a lot of time at the movies and the NCO club and the chow hall. Wasn't too much else to do there. Remember the two hills acroos the bay "Mae West" as they were called. Remember the blizzards they had there and we had to fly our barrier flights out of NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Sure glad I stumbled upon this site. Didn't think anyone cared or appreciated what we did back in the "cold war" days..." [23AUG99]

BAUER, Clinton B. cbauer@mmfn.com "...I joined VP-62 at NAS Floyd Bennett, Brooklyn, NY in 69 and I hold a Plank Owner's certificate for VP-66. I was a Flight Crew Plane Captain on the P-2 and an FE on the P-3A. I also am a pilot and a 2LT. with the NJ Civil Air Patrol, Bayshore Composite Squadron. I also learned how to fly the P-3 with VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 73. Are there any plans for Reunions?..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAR2002 | 19MAR98]

BAUER, Vern vbauer@gwtc.net "...I served with VP-50 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1955 through 1957. I was in communications in VP-50 and Leading chief Yeoman at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. If you knew me - please drop me an e-mail..." [28OCT2001]

BAULEY, Duane dewy6902@earthlink.net "...Served with FASRON-119 from 1951 thru early 1953 NS Sangley Point, Philippines in starboard section beach crew. I served with FASRON-12 and from 1953 thru 1954 at NAS Miramar in operations. Interested in contact with Shipmates. Especially interested in contact with the Captian of FASRON-119 at that time and with a Chief Warrant officer in Operations FASRON-12 or relatives of these men..." [12NOV2002]

BAUM, Maurice G. mbaum1@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (11/1954-05/1955)..." [23OCT2011]

BAUMACH, AT2 Leland "Badmack" lfb1933@verizon.net "...I served with FASRON-106 (06/1953-12/1954) at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and VR-6 (01/1955-04/1956) at Westover AFB and McGuire AFB. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 10JUN2016 | 21JUL2003]

BAUMAN, YN2 Jeff L. loughran2@comcast.net "...I had the pleasure of serving with the VP-5 "Mad Foxes" from August 1976 to September 1979. We spent two tours overseas during that time; NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 1977 and NAS Keflavik, Iceland in 19'79. Transferred to VA-128 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington just before the squadron deployed to NAS Bermuda in 1980. I.C. Evans was CO when I transferred. My best memories are during those years at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. If anyone from that time frame remembers the fun we had, please get in touch..." [25MAY2004]

BAUMANN, Donald A. dab13133@comcast.net "...I served with VP-801 (1947-1948). I was training on the PBY (1947) at NAS Miami, Florida along with the Coast Guard squadrons. I received my release from the Navy Reserves and transferred to United States Marine Corps, hoping for a chance to continue my training and go to flight school. However the Korean War broke out and I was boots on the ground, no flying for me. When I returned home I was stationed at Cherry Point 3Rd MAW, and we transferred back to Miami, occupied Masters field and Opa-Locka. Brought back some good memories for me I still love that old PBY. My children bought me a model (RC) of the old PBY. I just completed her and am ready to give it a test flight. I put our old squadron number, VP-801, on the aircraft which again brought back fond memories. If any of you know of a VP-801 patch that shows the PBY instead of the P2 I would appreciate you letting me know so then I purchase one for my flight check. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [13FEB2012]

BAUMANN, Fred razbdaz1@comcast.net "...I proudly served with VP-17 from January 1963 to February 1966 as Aircrew Bow/MAD operator and will never forget the great experiences that I treasure to this day. I believe we all recall that these times spent, sometimes under difficult conditions still remain our best years. Who can forget those 11 hour patrols in Poopie suits, with the only relief for internal air coming out of the plexi neck brace. My first crew position, a green AEAN flying in CDR McKinney's ZE-1 out of NAS Kodiak, Alaska, NAS Adak, Alaska and AF Shemya, and unloading our garbage bags on the iced in Ruskie fishing trawlers. Or, was that on our second tour in LCDR Child's ZE-5 that took us up around Pt. Barrow to become "Blue Noses" and those unforgettable ATC talk downs to no seeum runway approaches into NAS Adak, Alaska and AFB Shemya. Especially exciting when they were ready to scramble the "Sky King" Tankers! Coming home with a Bombay full of cooked King Crab legs. Then our great deployments in Crew-5 (Ole Yellar) 1964 to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, 1965 to NAS Iwakuni, Japan with detachments twice to Taiwan, remember the continuous Monopoly game as "Ready Crew", twice to frigid AF Sapporo, Japan and who can forget our stay in the 5 Star Bien Hoa Hotel , I believe three times. Bami Bam (33), Pomme Frites and Buffalo Steaks, all on our Per Diem of course. How about drain holes in the Maintenance tent courtesy of a M-14 or, hanging with the AT's in the A/C cooled trailers. "Xin Loi" (Sorry about that) said the side of ZE-5 as we cruised down and around Nam, looking for the bad guys. Sitting on our traded for Flak Jackets from the Helo Boys and calling in the AF when we spotted something. Who complained we were young and invincible. Great times, love to hear from my old Shipmates, if you remember me..." [28MAY2006]

BAUMGARTNER, Gordon D. gordon@proformaone.com "...I served in VP-40 as an ECM/Radar operator during 1953 thru 1956. I was assigned to CA8 which was the electronics officer's plane.I left the squadron in August of 1956 from OSR training in Hawaii to become a civilian again. Would enjoy E-Mails from other VP-40 Members. Thanks..." [16JAN2001]

BAUMGARTNER, AK John napajraanch@aol.com "...I served with VT-3 (1963). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [31AUG2014]

BAUR, Fred G. fgbaur@aol.com "...I am a plank owner of VP-9 when it was established at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington March 15th, 1951. I flew as co-pilot and served in the Maintenance Department on tours to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. When home base was changed from NAS Seattle, Washington to NAS Alameda, California, I became Flight Scheduling Officer and deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and on temporary duty dropping flares from its base in Kunsan, Korea. During that tour I was designated a Patrol Plane Commander. In 1953, upon returning from Korea, I became ASW/ECM Officer on the Staff of CFAW-6, operating from AV's and AVP's in the Inland Sea of Japan and from NAS Iwakuni, Japan. After returning to Conus in 1954, I served with a BUPERS Field Activity in Washington, resigned my commission and flew S2's with VS-661 from NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. and NAF Andrews, Maryland until 1964, at which time he left the Ready Reserve. I am currently a retired executive and business consultant living in the Metropolitan Philadelphia area..." [27OCT2003]

BAUSTIAN, Jerry jbaustian@gmail.com "...I served in VP-10 from 1983 til 1987, making deployments to NAS Bermuda (CAC-10), NAS Keflavik, Iceland (CAC-8), and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal- NS Rota, Spain (CAC-10). After shore duty in San Diego. I transferred to VP-17 in 1991 and made two deployments to NSF Diego Garcia and Masirah Island, Oman, one deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan. Always pleased to hear from old Shipmates - especially anyone with stories about "George the Crook" or the Airman's Mess in Masirah!..." [E-Mail Updated 03FEB2009 | 05FEB2000]

BAWDEN, AD3 William salwak@tstonramp.com "...I served aboard the USS Tangier (AV-8) from December 1941 to 1945. My assignment was to refuel the PBY's. I just discovered this web page and want to know if any of my Shipmates are still around..." [05MAY2003]

BAXLA, AOC Rick Retired rbaxla@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-46 (1981 to 1984), WEPS NAF El Centro, California (1956 to 1986), HS-14 (1987 to 1990) including two WesPac's on USS RANGER, HSL-35 (1992) including its disestablishement, HS-6 (1993 to 1998) including two WesPac's on USS Abe Lincoln (SSBN 602), USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), SERE Instructor Duty, H-60R/S Fleet Intro Team and then retirement. If we've crossed paths, give me a yell!..." [E-Mail Updated 22AUG2008 | 16MAY2000]

BAXTER, Dan db@dallasavionics.com "...I served with AEWBarRonPac (1962) at NAS Midway Island..." [18MAR2012]

BAXTER, AVCM Jim Retired Jim_A_Baxter@amat.com "...Served with VP-17, VF-124, NAS Atsugi, Japan (AMD/VQ-1), VP-31, VP-19, VP-31, VP-46, VP-31, and VP-9 FE/CMC. Flight Engineers: The best group of in the Navy..." [18JAN99]

BAXTER, S. D. sdbaxter@webtv.net "...I served with VC-7 from 1953 to 1955..." [03DEC2004]

BAXTER, CAPTAIN Steve bax224@aol.com "...I was a proud member of VP-92 from June 1980 until June 1983. I "learned the ropes" as a young Sailor in the Minutemen and will always remember the professionals I served with. Since then I've been fortunate enough to have gotten my commission (1983) and I'm now a Captain in the U.S. Navy. The lessons I learned at South Weymouth in Work Center 210 as an AX have served me well. I wish all of my Shipmates the very best and want them to know there is no limit to what they can achieve. To all of my VP shipmates (I became a VAQ guy!) I wish you the very best!..." [24DEC2004]

BAXLEY, GMG2 Robert "Bob" gunnerb@dmrtc.net "...I served aboard FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam (08/1971-12/1972) working in Security. Had some interesting times dodging 122mm rocket and mortars. Red Dog was our CO for part of my tour. This was my 2nd tour in the Republic of Vietnam. 1st tour was down south with Patrol Boat River (PBR) which was a somewhat more hairy..." [20DEC2012]

BAYER, LT John jrbayer3@yahoo.com "...I entered via RTC San Diego, California in 1978, and served with VP-26 (CAC-1 and CAC-3) from 1982 to 1984 and in VP-4549 from 1984 to 1987 as a non-acoustic (SS3). In the Reserve, converted to QM1, later IS1, and then was selected an Intel LDO. I was mobilized to active duty in 2002, and later converted to FTS (formerly TAR), then regular Restricted Line Intel O'. Back to the Reserve for me in FEB '13, retired OCT '15 after 18 active & 19 reserve years. I'd like to hear from any former Shipmates, including those that served with me in USS HUNLEY (AS-31) from 1979-80..." [BIO Updated 21MAY2018 | BIO Updated 15JAN2013 | BIO Updated 07NOV2009 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 23JAN2007 | BIO Updated 28JAN2006 | BIO Updated 20JUN2002 | WebSite Updated 06JAN98 | 28DEC98]

BAYLESS, ADCS Charles B. (C.B.) Retired CBAYLESS@cfl.rr.com "...Served in VP-10 from November 1962-September 1964, VP-56 from February 1969-June 1972, and VP-24 from June 1975-June 1978. Other duty stations: NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from October 1958-December 1960, VF-161 from December 1960-November 1962, VF-101 from September 1964-October 1968, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from October 1968-February 1969, NAS Jacksonville, Florida from June 1972-June 1975 and NARF NAS Jacksonville, Florida from June 1978-July 1981. Retired NARF NAS Jacksonville, Florida on July 1981..." [05APR2000]

BAYLESS, Rear Admiral Jon W. Jr. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/baylessjw.html "...Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1979 with a degree in Systems Engineering. He was designated a Naval Aviator in April of 1981 and completed Fleet Replacement training at VP-30 in November of that same year. From December 1981 to December 1984, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless was assigned to VP-16 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. During his tour he was designated a Patrol Plane Commander and Mission Commander making deployments to NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain, and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. The "War Eagles" were recognized with a Battle E, the Golden Wrench, and three Meritorious Unit Commendations during this period. In January of 1985, he reported to VT-27 in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas as an Instructor Pilot in the T-34C Mentor. As a Flight Leader and solo check pilot, he instructed in Basic Familiarization, Radio Instruments, Night Navigation, and Precision Acrobatics. After affiliating with the Naval Reserve, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless reported to the "Executioners" of VP-93 in November of 1989 at NAF Detroit, Michigan. During this tour, he served as Department Head for Administration, Operations, and Maintenance. He led armed patrols in Operation Sharp Guard supporting UN sanctions against the former Yugoslav Republics and also flew sorties during Support Democracy and Able Manner supporting the UN sanctioned embargo of Haiti. With the disestablishment of VP-93, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless received orders in the spring of 1994 to VP-68 at NAF Andrews, Maryland. He served as an Executive Assistant and then as the Executive Officer of the "Black Hawks". While attached to VP-68, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless supported multiple operations throughout the Mediterranean and the Caribbean to include counter narcotics missions from Roosevelt Roads, Key West, and Howard AFB in Panama. In June of 1996, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless reported aboard VP-66 in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, as the PCO and took command the following month. The "Liberty Bells" won the CNO Safety Award for 1996 and 1997 as well as the MPA International Symposium Competition for ASW Excellence during his tenure. In November of 1997, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless assumed the duties of Executive Officer NR CINCUSNAVEUR 513 (CNE 513) at Great Lakes, Ill. The command received the Leo V. Bilger Award for outstanding Surface Augment Unit that year. During this period, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless was selected to become the first East Coast Facilitator of the Navy's Culture Workshop process representing COMNAVAIRLANT. His next assignment was CO of NR Tactical Support Center 472 (TSC 472) from October 1998 to September of 1999. TSC 472 provided watch officers for NATO Operations Allied Force and Noble Anvil from TSC Sigonella in support of highly visible Balkan missions. Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless then commanded NR Battle Group Staff Eight (BGS-8) at Forest Park, Ill., from October 1999 to September 2001. While supporting COMCRUDESGRU EIGHT, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless deployed with IKEBATGRU and also served as the Deputy JFACC for Unified Endeavor. He subsequently took command of NR CINCUSNAVEUR Joint Task Force Contingency Unit 413 (CNE JTFCU 413) in October 2001. During this command tour, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless was recalled to active duty from April 2002 to March 2003 as Deputy Commander, Task Force Five Seven at NAVCENT NSA Bahrain in support of Enduring Freedom. He was nominated for Flag rank in February 2003. Among his awards are four Meritorious Service Medals and the Navy Achievement Medal. He has attended the National Defense University's NATO Staff Officer Course, the Reserve Components National Security Course, and CINCLANTFLT's Senior Officer Course. Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless is also the Vice President of the Detroit Metro Chapter of the Navy League and has sat on numerous promotion and selection boards. In his civilian occupation, he is an AIRBUS 320 Captain for Northwest Airlines..." [01JUN2003]

BAYNE, MACS John L. Retired baynej@westelcom.com "...I served with VP-11 (1956-1960), VP-30 (1960-1964), VP-21 (1964-1968) VT-1, VA-81, USS Forrestal, COMNAVACTSUK back to USS Forrestal and on to N.I.S. Norfolk. Glad to be a part of this VP community. Looking forward to a Reunion with VP-21 in Sept. 99..." [28FEB99]

BAYSTER, Carl cbayster@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1964 to 1966 with my twin brothers Richard and Robert. I served as the Mail Orderly and Administration then to Operations Yeoman till tour was up. I served under CDR Cullen and LCDR Prehn. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29MAY2010]

BAYSTER, ABAN Robert M. awgee1945@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-26 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1964 to 1966. I served with 2 other brothers Rich & little Carl Bayster. Like to hear from some old buddies. Best years of my childhood..." [16FEB2009]

BAZEMORE, Jim Retired jbazemor@attbi.com "...VP-22 was my first duty station from 1969-1971. My fondest memories of my 20 years in the Navy are from that time. Retired from NAS Pensacola, Florida in 1988 after several tours in C-130's. Now at Northwest Airlines producing multimedia training on CD-ROM and for the web. Who'd of thunk it?..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAR2003 | 16FEB2001]


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