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Memorial Picture "...BLACKWELL, Garnett H...My Dad, Garnett Blackwell, Sunday, August 11, 2013 in the Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. Dad served onboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) during WWII, sailed back into San Francisco after the war was over, and got honorably discharged after arriving in San Francisco. A true hero. I am a Navy Retiree myself after 20 years service, transferring to the Fleet Reserve in 2001. I sailed into harms way many times, but after reading the history of USS Chandeleur (AV-10), the crew sure went through some tough times at war!..." Contributed by Norman Blackwell stormin11762@msn.com [03FEB2014]

Memorial Picture "...BLALOCK, RMC Carey M. Jr...My Father, Carey M. Blalock Jr., died in 1963 in a auto wreck, Bainbridge, Md. Dad was a Aircrew Radioman and flew with with VP-72 (1942) at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Dad also served with VD-4, VB-4 OTU-1 at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas for the PB4Y-1. Dad's combat A/C wings have the three stars. This is the bit and pieces on information I have and was trying to put it together for his grandchildren. Any help would be well appreciated..." Contributed by AMS1 Carey M Blalock, III Retired carey.blalock@yahoo.com [30MAR2012]

Memorial Picture "...BLAIR, GENERAL Charles Blair...Charles F. Blair was born in Buffalo, New York on July 19, 1909. He learned to fly at the Ryan Flying School in San Diego, California, and he soloed there in 1928 at the age of 19. In 1931, after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont, young Blair entered the Naval Flying School at NAS Pensacola, Florida. He graduated the following year August 16, 1932 with Naval Aviator designation #4748 and the rank of Ensign in the United States Naval Reserve. Shortly afterward, he was assigned to VP-7F, NAS North Island, San Diego, California. During World War II, Captain Blair flew for both NATS (Naval Air Transport) and the Air Transport Command. He also flew as production test pilot for the Grumman Aircraft Company testing the F6F, F7F and the F8F Navy fighters, and he flew the original Martin Mars flying boat as consulting test pilot..." http://www.speakeasy.org/~beck/blair.html [26MAR2005]

Memorial Picture "...BLAIR, AM1 Edward...Flight Engineer, Passed 22 Feb 07. He was in VP-30 with me in 1965, then transfered to Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 1967. He will be missed. He is survived by his wife Mary, two sons and a daughter..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [07AUG2008]

Memorial Picture "...BLAKE, MCPO Merle Ferguson Retired...My Father, Merle Ferguson Blake, passed away May 7th, 2006. He served with VP-874 at NAS Alameda, California. I am having a tree and a memorial for him in St. Helena Cemetery, St. Helena, CA, in the fall of 2017. The American Legion Post in St. Helena is going to provide and Honor Guard and 3 gun salute - more information can be found on my Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/GrapeHeartKnits). I would love to hear from anyone that may have known or served with my father. Thank you..." Contributed by Susan Blake grapeheartknits@gmail.com [15OCT2016]

Memorial Picture "...BLUM, James Orville Jr. "Joe"...4/21/1935 - 6/3/2009 - Born in Saxon, SC to Florence & James Blum. Joe earned the rank of Eagle Scout, with Silver Palms. He joined the US Navy in 1953, and had a 20 year career in naval aviation which would take him all over the Pacific. He proudly served with VU-5 at NAS Atsugi, Japan from 1955 to 1959, VU-7 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and Brown Field in 1954, VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan from 1962 to 1963, VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland) and retired out of VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California in 1973. He later worked at Ford Aerospace and the Kennedy Space Center in spacecraft electrical engineering. Joe's wife Dorothy preceded him in death just a few months ago. He leaves behind two children, John Blum (Diane) of San Jose, CA, and Nancy Wilson (Neil) of Lafayette, CA; three step-children, Stephanie Zimmerman (Dean) of Titusville, FL, Wendy Taylor (Bobby) of Duncan, SC, and Dwane Church (Kim) of Moore, SC; 15 grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Medlock of SC..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [14JUL2009]

Memorial Picture "...BLUNDEN, Al...I received the following from Clint Epley, President of the VQ Association. Al Blunden served in VQ-1 1957-1960 and in VQ-2 1972-1976. "Al Blunden passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, the 20th of October. His was on a rocky road these past several years, having cared daily for Louise during her long bout with cancer, and to the detriment of his own health. Al was a tower of strength and knowledge in the VQ community and literally hundreds of VQer's owe their success in the community to his dedication and caring patience as a trainer of electronic warfare professionals. It was with great joy that he attended the VQ Reunion in Las Vegas last year and also fitting that many had the opportunity to pay tribute to one of our finest at that time. Most of us there felt that it would be his last. To the best of my knowledge there will be no memorial services but it is fitting that everyone who knew Al take a moment to say a word of prayer for his soul and for his family at this time of loss and grief. Al will be missed but it is a measure of the man that he gave his all to his country and to his fellow sailors. Dale Hagen"...DAVIDOW, LT Mel Retired meldavidow@earthlink.net..." [24OCT2004]


BLACK, Jamie nextel6@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-44 (1986-1990) as a Avionics Technician and retired in 2000. Now Aviation Safety Inspector with the FAA..." [13DEC2017]

BLACK, AO3 Joe black6879@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1966-1967) and flew with Crew-6. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [17OCT2014]

BLACK, LT John johnblack16515@yahoo.com "...I served with VA-215 at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington (1962-1964) flying the Skyrader..." [18OCT2016]

BLACK, ACOM John W. jwbmd@cox.net "...I served with VP-13, VP-43 and then into PB4Y Squadrons FAPS-1 later changed to VD-1 based in the Solomons 1943's and VD-5 when reorganized before shipping out to the Marianas in 1944's. Would like some lead to those squadrons which were photo squadons flying PB4Y's. Would really appreciate any leads or information..." [E-Mail Updated 25SEP2004 | E-Mail Updated 21OCT2000 | 08APR98]

BLACK, LCDR Lloyd W. Jr. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=1475 "...LCDR Lloyd W. Black, Jr., USNR - NFL Number: 1475 - Date of Birth: 4/22/1917 - Date In: 9/15/1941 - Date Out: 1/1/1956 - City, State: Southampton, NJ - School Attended: Temple University - Aircraft Flown: PBY1,2, PBY5A, P2V1,2, PBY4Y2, P2V3,3W - Ship or Unit: VP-41, VP-43 and VP-931 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: WWII Aleutians/Kor - Associations/Service Organizations: Nav Av Fdn Life Mbr - Assn of Nav Aviation - Ret Officers Assn - Highest personal decoration or award: Commendation Ribbon - Patrol Plane Cdr - PBY5-5A, PV-1-2, PB4YY2 and P2V3-3W. Operations and Exec Ofc VP-931. 2,990+ flight hours. Public School Teacher with numerous athletic coach/positions. In Memoriam? No..." [26NOV2005]

BLACK, AO Mike mblack005@centurytel.net "...I served with VC-1 as an Ordnanceman in 1963 and VP-22 as an Ordy..." [28FEB2010]

BLACK, CDR Randal D. http://force.navair.navy.mil/BioPgforCO.htm "...Commander Black graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Following commissioning, he attended flight training in NAS Pensacola, Florida and NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, earning his wings from VT-28 in March 1985. He attended P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron training with VP-30 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and remained in Jacksonville for his follow on assignment to the War Eagles of VP-16. While attached to VP-16, Commander Black deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Bermuda and conducted detached operations in Iceland, Scotland, Central Europe, South and Central America, the Azores and Eastern Mediterranean. In the summer of 1989, Commander Black was selected to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Upon graduation with Class 97, he reported to the Force Warfare Aircraft Test Directorate as a P-3 project officer. He was involved with P-3 avionics, ordnance and aircrew systems projects and was the primary project officer responsible for T-34C training and flight test. He earned a Master of Science degree in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee during this tour. In the fall of 1992, he reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Sea Duty Component, Dallas, Texas, and served as a Special Projects Officer. Commander Black was selected as an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer (AEDO) in the fall of 1994 and reported to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Crystal City, Virginia as the AEDO Community Manager and Total Force Manpower Manager. During this tour, he worked jointly with the Bureau of Naval Personnel to implement the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act within NAVAIR for all military personnel. In November of 1997, Commander Black was assigned to the T-45/T-6A Program Office (PMA-273) and served as the Deputy Director for the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) Integrated Test Team, responsible for the development and qualification of the T-6A aircraft. He served as the lead Navy representative on the U.S. Air Force-led program and had the privilege of teaming with the 418th Test Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, California, for this effort. He reported to VX-20, where he served as the Chief Test Pilot prior to assuming command in June 2002. Commander Black has over 3,700 hours in over 30 makes and models of fixed and rotary wing aircraft. His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation and Meritorious Unit Commendation..." [17JUN2003]

BLACK, Richard S. c/o Grandson Greg Childers gregchilders@mindspring.com "...I am looking for any information concerning VP-13 stationed at NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. My grandfather Richard S. Black was a pilot in this squadron from 43-45. I would greatly appreciate any info. from anyone who served with him or knows anything about this squadron at that time..." [09MAY99]

BLACK, SH1 Robert E. Retired reb51@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-46 as a YN2 from 1973 to 1975 (Officers Records). We deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1973/1974. Would Like to know about any Reunions..." [03JAN2004]

BLACKBURN, Hebert R. herbert.blackburn@comcast.net "...I served aboard the USS Valcour (AVP-55) from September 1952 to November 1955. Those were good days..." [13MAY2011]

BLACKBURN, Jack Traderj916@aol.com "...VX-6 Operation Deepfreeze 1956 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [18SEP98]

BLACKBURN, AT1 Michael "Fritz" fritzthecat@mindspring.com "...Joined in 1981 and was assigned to VP-4 at NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii. Transitioned to the P-3C then went to VP-1, also at NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii. After another transition to Charlies, went to NAS Memphis, Tennessee for AVIC-7 school. Txfered to VP-31 FRAMP as an instructor for P-3B Mod avionics in 1986. VP-22 got me in 1990. The Blue Geese had the best AT shop crew Period. Made a big mistake and went to shoreduty in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington AIMD. That place did me in and I escaped in October 1996. Now I'm the Avionics TechRep for VP-94 in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. Let the Mardi Gras begin!..." WebSite: http://www.mindspring.com/~fritzthecat/index.html [15APR99]

BLACKERBY, Jerry jerry_blackerby@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-57 (1954-03/1955) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I flew as radio and performed magic shows at some of the clubs around NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [E-Mail Updated 29NOV2013 | E-Mail Updated 02JUN2006 | E-Mail Updated 28MAR2000 | 25FEB98]

BLACKIE, David davidblackie@comcast.net "...I served with VP-46 (joined right after the 1967 NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan). I made the NAS Adak, Alaska (1968) and NS Sangley Point, Philippines (1969) with Crew 5 as a Julie Operator..." [E-Mail Updated 26DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 04JUN2001 | 06FEB99]

BLACKMON, Bobby L. junkshun2003@yahoo.com "...I served in the Navy stationed at NAS Norfolk, Virginia between December 1968 to August 1970 in VAW-121. I sure would like to be able to contact a couple of my old buddies that played music with me at the U-2 Barracks during that time..." [16APR2007]

BLACKMON, Joe L. jlblackmon@juno.com "...The first squadron I was assigned to was VP-40 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California in Jan 1952. PBM5S. Was in the squadron when they went to P5M-1. Last VP squadron was VP-50 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California in Mar 1967. P5M-2,s but went to NAS Moffett Field, California in June of 1967. Completed my tour in Feb 1970 and retired in Aug 1973. I saw several names I remembered from those days..." [22NOV98]

BLACKMON, CDR Larry Retired av8usn@starpower.net "...Preflight class 33-62, commissioned (May 1964), VP-22 (November 1964 to October 1967), VP-31 (October 1967 to November 1969), NWAL (November 1967 to May 1970), CPW-8 NAS Moffett Field, California (May 1970 to September 1971), USNPGS (October 1971 to June 1975), VP-48 (September 1975 to December 1977), NAVELEXSYSCOM (December 1977 to September 1979), NAVPERSCOM (September 1979 to September 1981), NAVELEXSYSCOM (October 1981 to June 1983), and retired June 1983 Still working! Chief Pilot and clerk for private company in Richmond, VA..." [E-Mail Updated 17FEB2004 | Updated 07MAR99 | 00XXX97]

BLACKMON, AO1 Timothy Timmisan@aol.com "...I served in VA-122, VA-146 prior to joining the VP community. I was stationed in VP-50 from 1974 to 1978. I then transfered to VP-31. I remained at VP-31 until I seprated from the navy in September 1980. Two years later I rejoined the navy and had a 2 year tour in HS-1. Finally in 1984 I was transfered to VP-45 where I remained until I retired in 1990. I would enjoy hearing from some of my old squadron Shipmates..." [23APR99]

BLACKSTON, CMC Charles Shipmate Pix http://www.cprw11.navy.mil/index.php?id=31&secid=8 "...Master Chief Blackston enlisted in the United States Navy in February 1977, and attended Recruit Training at Naval Training Center, Orlando, Florida. After the completion of AE Class "A" School in Millington, TN, he was assigned to Training Squadron SEVEN (VT-7), NAS Meridian, MS. Released from active duty in December 1980, he re-enlisted in the Navy in February 1984. Upon reentering the Navy, he attended AE Class "C" School, NAS Millington, Tennessee. Afterwards, he attended Naval Aircrewman Candidate School, Pensacola and P-3 Flight Engineer School, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. His next assignment was to VP-49, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He served as primary NATOPS instructor for the flight engineer position and deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Bermuda, and back to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Following his first VP tour, he was selected for assignment to the P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron, VP-30, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Here he served as classroom instructor, Fleet IUT (Instructor Under Training) Instructor, Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Instructor, VP-30 primary NATOPS/Alternate CNAL evaluator, and primary CNAL evaluator. During this demanding tour, he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer. His next posting was to VP-16, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. While assigned, he advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer and served as the Line Division CPO, QA Division SCPO, and Safety/NATOPS Department SCPO. Here he completed a tri-site deployment to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and Panama as well as a Mediterranean deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. In May of 1997, he reported to the Naval Force Aircraft Test Squadron (Force Warfare), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Initially assigned as the VP Maintenance Division SCPO, he assumed the role of CMC after being advanced to Master Chief in April of 1998. Following his tour at Force Warfare, he was selectively assigned to the Bureau of Personnel, Sea Duty Component, Dallas, TX, where he served as the Command Master Chief. In April 2002, he reported to VP-8, NAS Brunswick, Maine as the Command Master Chief. VP-8 deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily from February to August 2003 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Additionally, VP-8 deployed to Japan from December 2004 to June 2005, a first for an east coast VP squadron since the mid 1980's. Master Chief Blackston started his current assignment as Command Master Chief of CPRW-11 in August 2005. Master Chief Blackston is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy (April 2000). He is a recipient of the 2003 Commander Naval Air Forces Leadership Award. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy Commendation (4 gold stars), and the Navy Achievement Medal, as well as various unit and campaign awards..." [12NOV2005]

BLACKWOOD, Michael Steven Retired stebar2@frontier.com "...I served aboard NAS Oceana, VA (1967), VP-44 (1971) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois until retirement in 1994..." [E-Mail Updated 23AUG2012 | 03OCT2006]

BLAINE, Frank Frank.Blaine@ogs.state.ny.us "...I was in the tron shop in VP-44 from 78-81. They were some good times. Just seeing if anybody else remembers..." [19DEC98]

BLAIR, AEC Charles conbrinol@msn.com "...VP34, Elect Test-PAX River and VP-21..."

BLAIR, "Grey Eagle" debbie1@digitalexp.com "...There I was at 25,000 ft when is saw a website with the WORLD famous "Skinny" Brown and "Rotten Ron" Leis both listed. Like to hear from VP-90 folks..." [03MAY98]

BLAIR, Harold O. blaircastle@juno.com "...I served with VP-21 from June 1941 to January 1942 and VP-44 from March 1942 to June 1943. Looking for former Shipmates..." [08DEC2003]

BLAIR, AWC John Retired ianblyr@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-9 67-69, VP-31 70-72, and VP-6 74-78. I am looking forward to hearing from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 09MAR2002 | 12OCT99]

BLAIR, John A. Jblairhouse@aol.com "...I was AOM 1/c with VP-83/VPB-107 stationed in Natal, Brazil 1943-1944, Ascension Island, Dunkeswell, England to 1945. Love to hear from any that were there..." [13APR2000]

BLAIR, Stephanie sfoley@pacifier.com "...I served with both VP-19 and VP-47 as a powerplants mechanic. Three dets and four years later I left the Navy with fond memories and some wonderful friends. This site has enabled me to renew a few friendships - thanks..." [11JUL2001]

BLAIR, Terry airblair@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-48 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1973 to 1976. I would be interested in getting in contact with some of the guys from my squadron..." [E-Mail Updated 11JAN2003 | 20FEB2001]

BLAIR, William H. wblair@webtv.net "...I served in Rescue Sq. VH-2 PBY'S at Tanapag Harbor on Saipan in 1944 and 1945. We had 6 planes and 9 crews. 100 men 37 officers. Lost 7 men including our flight surgeon, open sea crash. Also went to the Iwo Jima invasion..." [11MAR99]

BLAKEMAN, ATN2(AC) James E. jebmcfoo@orland.net "...I served with VP-31 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California from February 1963 to March 1964 when I was discharged. I flew as Electrical Panel/Radio Operator on P5M-1/2's and Radio on P2V-6/7's. I had a secondary ECM operators position. I was permament squadron personnel. I was in VAW-13 at NAS Alameda, California from December 1961 to March 1963. I flew as ECM operator and spent from July 1962 to January 1963 on Det. to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines..." [BIO Updated 29MAR2006 | 21SEP2004]

BLAKLEY, Lowell lblakley@charter.net "...I served with VP-26 from November of 1971 thru February 1974 ATC at the outset of the Inflight Technician progam. I retired from the squadron and would enjoy hearing from Shipmates..." [24MAR2004]

BLAKELY, Robert F. "Bob" rfblakely@comcast.net "...I served aboard the USS Albemarle (AV-5) from December 1959 until she was decommissioned (21OCT60) as Disbursing Officer and Assistant Supply Officer. Our skipper was Captain Melvin and our XO was CDR Ward, both fine men. My boss was LCDR Ken Woollard, another fine officer. My closest friend certainly would have been Ed McDonald, our ship's dentist, with whom I played banjo to his fine Georgia guitar, much to the dismay of our tolerant Shipmates. W4 Boatswain's Mate Jim Eastman was also a particular friend. I loved my time on the old "Able Mable" and would really like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29MAR2011]

BLALOCK, Loren loranblalock@msn.com "...I spent 12 years flying on P-3's as an Aircrew Ordnanceman in VP-46 out of NAS Moffett Field, California, then over to VP-30 as an aircrew instructor then up to VP-26 in NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1980 to 1992. The best years of my life. As a former trident would say...TSOT..." [20FEB2002]

BLANCHARD, AE2 Jerry Beach38con@aol.com "...I would like to hear from anyone who served in VP-30 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1970-1973. I was an AE2..." [10APR2001]

BLAND, ADCS John E. Retired nba121@foothills.net "...Served with (ADJ2) VP-17 (Power Plants Branch) from 1961 to 1963 and VP-49 from November 1967 to January 1971 (Power Plants Branch and Detachment CPO). What a wonderful experience to have served with some of the most talented, dedicated men ever. Would appreciate hearing from any former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 06MAY2004 | BIO Updated 30NOV99 | 27MAR99]

BLANKENSHIP, Carl njdc2000@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-56 from 1977 to 1980 and VP-9 from 1984 to 1987..." [16JUL2010]

BLANKENSHIP, James sedrojim@comcast.net "...I served with VP-69 (SAR) in 1980 when I was an 18 year old..." [17MAY2010]

BLANKENSHIP, Jeff "Admiral" jeff@blankenshipsales.com "...I served in NAS Misawa, Japan at the ASWOC/TSC from 1990 to 1992. I was nicknamed the "Admiral", of course, the Officer's did not like them calling me that. Any of you that served in NAS Misawa, Japan during 1990 to 1992 I would like to hear from you guys..." [E-Mail Updated 19FEB2004 | 11SEP2001]

BLANKENSHIP, Jim awchief@home.com "...Attatched to VP-31, VP-1, VP-30, VP-44, VP-23, and VP-26 over the years. I also did tours in AW "A" (instructor) and ASWOC/TSC NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Retired in '86 after logging time in P5M's, P2V7's and P-3A/B/C(Update II)'s. Would like to hear from any "old" (we are all a bit older now) Shipmates from any of those squadrons..." [10NOV2000]

BLANKENSHIP, Robert O "...VP-54/VPB-54 Mr. Robert O BLANKENSHIP, 2020 Saint Elmo Ave, Memphis, TN 38127-4480, 901-358-0244..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

BLANKLEY, AWCS (AW/NAC) Bob Retired starchief13@yahoo.com "...I went to school in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (VP-30) in 1973, served in VP-56 (1973-1977), VP-6 (1982-1984), COMFAIRKEF (1989-1992). I was in Helo's the rest of the time..." [13MAY2001]

BLANTON, George gblanton@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Dallas, Texas (1965-1968)..." [29NOV2011]

BLANTON, Michael exaw1@aol.com "...I had the pleasure of being in the best VP squadron in the Navy--VP-22, from 77-80 & 84-88. Aloha to all you ex-Blue Geese!..." [03OCT2000]

BLAS, CWO-2 John jocarm01@yahoo.com "...Hello fellow Boomers (VP-48). I was in the squadron from 1983-1987, made the NAS Misawa, Japan- NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, and NAS Adak, Alaska deployments. Went to the Fighting Marlins (VP-40) from 1995-1999, made the Dodge, NAS Misawa, Japan- NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Misawa, Japan- NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deploments. Would love to hear from fellow Boomers. I'm currently with COMAEWWINGPAC NAS Point Mugu, California. If your in the area stop by so we can chat. Commissioned CWO-2 in March 2002 along with John Kukahiko, going through knife and fork school in P-Cola with both of us going to HC-5 Guam..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 21APR2002 | 28JAN2000]

BLASCHKA, Damain C. "Blash" damian_blaschka@msn.com "...I served with VP-45 (1984-1989) and flew as a NATOPS SS-3. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 26JUN2010 | 10OCT2002]

BLASZCZYNSKI, AX2 Dennis (Ski) blazdb@aol.com "...I served with VP-18 between 1962 - 1965. We were based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida until 1965 when the squadron was transferred to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. Most of my flight time I was part of Crew 1 or Crew 7. Participated in the Cuban Missle Crisis and did a 6 month deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland in 1963. Was on the first plane on station for the Dominican Republic revolt and wound up finishing my 4 year hitch at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR which was my last duty station before being discharged as an AX2 and heading back to civilian life. Currently reside in Tampa Fl, but plan to move to Columbia SC in 2002. See my Crew picture at the VP-18 Crew web site..." [13FEB2002]

BLATT, AE1 Edward A. Retired edblatt@hotmail.com "...Served in VXE-6 79-82 and 84-88. Also did two tours at NAS Sigonella, Sicily 88-91 (AIMD) and 95-98 (OMD)/ Warminster PA 91-94 / NS Rota, Spain VR-24 det NS Rota, Spain 82-84. Loved ChCh and married a kiwi. Retired in 98 now living in Memphis..." [27NOV2005]

BLATTER, Scott swblatter@aol.com "...Tacco / Mission Commander in VP-9 from May 94 - Nov 97. Deployed to NSF Diego Garcia '96-'97 and Japan in '95. Currently work at Tactical Support Center North Island, CA..." [06MAR98]

BLAYLOCK, AZCS Dennis W. Retired blaylo@att.net "...I served with VQ-2 (1972-1976), AIMD NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida (1976-1979), VP-5 (1979-1981), AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1982-1984), HS-1 Sea Detatchment (1984-1987), VP-30 FRAMP (1987-1990), VS-31 (1990-1993) and AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1993-1997). I am work at NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a contractors and the world is still turning..." [E-Mail Updated 16FEB2011 | E-Mail Updated 12OCT2001 | 19MAY2000]

BLAYLOCK, Ron ron.b@cheerful.com "...I served in VP-18, VP-56, VP-46, and VP-40 from 1968 to 1980. Was at NAMTRADET NAS Moffett Field, California from 1980 to 1984 as a flight engineer ground school instructor..." [E-Mail Updated 07JUN99]

BLAZIER, AM2 Bill thebblaz@aol.com "...AM2 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii VP-22 1955 then transferred to FASRON-117 when VP-22 deployed. Remember flag football at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and the following FASRON-117 team members - Red Pitts, Lou Henault, B J England, Paul Sampson, Phil Cotton, Ellis Douglas, Duke DiSaia, Terry Moore, Bob Carpenter, Dusty Lytle, J R Oxford, and McDowell...." [14NOV2012]

BLEAKNEY, Mark bleakney@hawaii.rr.com "...I am in Hawaii, riding my Harley and doing lots of sun worship. I was stationed at VQ-2 from October 1994 through September 1998. I am currently working at Camp Smith, HQ USCINCPAC. If you are in my kneck of the woods, drop me a line, or even just to shoot some BS. I'd love to hear from some old freinds and party animals. Aloha!..." [15FEB2000]

BLEAU, PO James W. Branchout@worldnet.att.net "...I was a petty officer from 1980-1984 with VXE-6. Looking for Rich Podetky whom also served with me at that time..." [02NOV2001]

BLECHLE, Robert A. rblechle2@charter.net "...I served with VP-40 (11/1953-01/1955) with a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 15AUG2013 | 03MAR2001]

BLEDSOE, Devin devo5786@cox.net "...I served with VP-26 from 1976 to 1979 as Inflight Comms. on the B mod and later super B. I served under CDR Yow, Geck and Petrucci..." [21JUL2009]

BLEECKER, James S. bleecker@ix.netcom.com"...Served as pilot in VP-48 from 1953 -1955. Like to hear from anybody of that era...."

BLETH, AT2 Greg gbleth@gmail.com "...I served with VAW-117 (05/1987-10/1990)..." [25MAY2013]

BLEVINS, Jeffrey waverider4u@gmail.com "...I served with VP-16 (09/1976-04/1979) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I worked on the line under PO1 Jim Bain..." [22MAY2012]

BLEVINS, LT Mike T. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=958 "...LT Mike T. Blevins, USN - NFL Number: 958 - Date of Birth: 3/10/1920 - Date In: 6/1/1942 - Date Out: 7/1/1966 - City, State: Birmingham, AL - School Attended: Auburn University - Aircraft Flown: PB4Y-1, PBY, PBY-5A, B-17, N2S - Ship or Unit: VPB-104 - Pilot Desg.: Naval Aviator - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: S.Pac/Moritia/Okin - Associations/Service Organizations: Assn of Nav Aviation U.S. Naval Institute Naval Av Museum Fdn Ret Officers Assn - Highest personal decoration or award: Dist. Flying Cross - Significant Achievements: One of 36 Naval Aviators approved by the Army Air Force to wear Air Force Wings (Sebring AFB, Sept.1945) VPB-104 was the only sqad. of it's type to receive 2 Pres. Citations. In Memoriam? No..." [02DEC2005]

BLEWETT, ADCS (AW) Patrick J. blewett@whidbey.net "...P-3's from Start to Finish..... Started in as a "Second Mech," then the best job in the Navy.... "Flight Engineer." Started as a Airman in VP-4 (1976-1981) Instructor VP-31 (1982-1985) on to VP-19 (1985-1989). Then to the best tour I ever had...... Commander Naval Air forces Pacific (CNAP) P-3 Evaluator and Model Manager Team (1989-1992) Back to the fleet with a tour in VP-9 Moffet transitioned to Hawaii (1992-1996) High speed low pass through VP-46 (Jan to May 96) Ground Pounding now in VP-1 (96 till.....)..."

BLEYEES, Howard L. (Beez) hbeesley@bellsouth.net"...Great to see so many old Shipmates again. Please add me to your lists. VP Background All P2's 1951 - 1953 VP-57 /931 Whidbey Isl Wash. 1953-1956 ATU-601/612 Hutchinson, Kansas 1956-1959 Grosse Ile Mich. (VP-Training) 1959-1961 VP-4 Okinawa 1961-1963 NAS Alameda (VP Training) 1966 VP-30 JAX 1966-1968 VP-42 Whidbey All great tours with wonderful people!!!!!..."

BLEYLE, CAPTAIN George A. Retired orion@gwis.com "...Served in VP-10, NAS Brunswick, Maine, July 1966-April 1969; served in VP-64, NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, July 1973-October 1979. Presently: Captain, Boeing 777, United Airlines, Chicago, IL..." [BIO Updated 27NOV99 | 22JAN98]

BLICK, Vernard vcbpwb@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-205 redesignated VP-MS-5 at NAS Bermuda from 1945 to 1948..." [21FEB2009]

BLISS, AMHC Gil Retired propwash3350@worldnet.att.net "...I started my Navy carrier at NAS Denver (now Buckley ANG) as a V-6 {Tar} and 0-2 {SELRES} The first patrol bomber that I flew in was a PV2 Harpoon. I did some drilling with VR-21 at NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii. I was with VP-2019/65 from 1975/1978 and 1980/1989 at which time I retired. It would be nice to hear from you people out there..." [BIO Updated 24MAR99 | 01MAR99]

BLISS, Ray TFBNCC@AOL.COM "...I served in VP-56 75 thru 79, VP-30 80 & 81, VX-1 85 thru 90. If any old acquaintences are out there drop me an E-mail..." [18JAN98]

BLIVEN, AT2 Frank H. fbliven@riconnect.com"...VX-1, Keywest, Fl., I was AT2, MAD Operator in VX-1 from 1957 through 1958. Is there any of the old Shipmates out there that was in this Squadron around this time? Thank You..." [11NOV2001]

BLOCK, AE2 Ric ric@cham-cor.com "...Station N.A.D.C. 1983-1985, VP-23 1985-1989, and VP-93 1991-1995 . Have a lot of good times would like to here from old Shipmates. Looking for Pat Roberts. If anyone has heard from him please let me know..." [14MAY2000]

BLOCKSOM, JOE "...I WAS ASSIGNED TO VP-209 DURING WWII. MOST OF MY TIME WAS IN THE GALOPAGOS IN SOUTH AMERICA. I TRIED TO GET SOME GUYS TOGETHER FOR A Reunion WITH A BLURB IN THE VFW AND LEGION MAGAZINE. WASN'T VERY SUCCESSFUL. CALL ME ON 609.935.1663. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU GUYS..." [26JAN99]

BLOMGREN, Frank FWBBJB@WEBTV.net "...Was at NAS Boca Chica from March 1951 to December 1952 FAWTULANT Squadron. I served with ATU-600 at NAS Hutchinson from December 1952 to March 1955. I had lots of hours on the PB4Y2's. I would like to hear from any of the great guy's from either squadron..." [22JAN2000]

BLOOD, David blood@htn.net "...Proudly served with VP-11 and still relish the memories. If anyone can find my old PPC CDR Darrell G. Morgan call me. Duck season is around the corner and I owe him a trip..." [15SEP2004]

BLOOD, David C. bloodsace@webtv.net "...I served in VP-11 from 1982- 1989. I started out as a ground pounder in the AME/PR shop. I started flying as a second mech in 1984 and went to FE school in NAS Jacksonville, Florida during 1985. I did three NAS Keflavik, Iceland tours, one NAS Bermuda tour and one NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal tour as well. I went to Naval Air Development Center in 89 and left there in 1990 back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida with CLAW ONE. I left the NAVY in 1991 and entered the civilian sector. I work for the STATE of Florida in Law Enf. I sure do miss the wonderful people and the times we had in the VP community. I am currently working on my civilian rating in single engine aircraft..." [17OCT99]

BLOODWORTH, AWC Patrick K. Retired flynavyp3s@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-94, VP-65 and VP-68 and retired in 2005..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08APR2014 | 31AUG97]

BLOOM, Fred fbloom1@comcast.net "...I served with VP-24 from 1962 through 1964, Cuba during missle crisis, just learned how tense it was at that time in the states from my local movie house. Would love to learn whereabouts of Deke Weaver, John Thompson, Larry Creswell, Jack Vita, John Videgar, and others. After VP-24 returned to school, became M.D. and live and practice in Sarasota, FL. Hope y'all are well..." [E-Mail Updated 20FEB2005 | 28JUN2001]

BLOOMHUFF, Richard Lee c/o His Son Robert Bloomhuff RBloomhuff@lkwash.wednet.edu "...VP5, stationed in NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1950-1953..." [28APR2000]

BLOTEVOGEL, AO3 Walter T. (Tom) tblotevo@yahoo.com "...I was an AO3 with VP-60 from 1991 to 1993..." [21JUL2003]

BLUEMAX bluemax0518@yahoo.com "...I served with ZPG-2 "Snowbird" during its record breaking odessy across the Atlantic and back while assigned to NADU at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts from 1954 - 1957. I would be interested in corresponding with anyone from the "Snowbird" crew, the Super Connie support crew or anyone attached to NADU during that time frame..." [25MAR2003]

BLUESTEIN, CDR Keith A. Retired keith@bluestein.net "....I served VP-48 (September 1985 to July 1989), VP-31 (July 1989 to February 1992), VP-40 (January 1996 to December 1997) and VP-47 as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer (May 2000 to May 2002). I am now retired and working as a government civilian..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 23JUL2008 | E-Mail Updated 11SEP2000 | BIO Updated 10SEP2000 | 01MAR98]

BLUM, Joe joeblum@vp4association.com "...Retired from VP-50 in 1973. It was one of the greatest tours that I had in my career. My first deployment was to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. There was a CPO function every Wednesday night. We would gather at the "Pink Palace" and sing hymns..." [28DEC2000]

BLUM, Joe joeblum@excite.com "...I served in VU-5( NAS Atsugi, Japan) during the period 1955-1959. I also served in VU-7 ( NAS North Island, San Diego, California and Brown Field) (1954), VP-4 (Okinawa and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii), VP-30 ( NAS Patuxent River, Maryland) and retired out of VP-50 ( NAS Moffett Field, California) in 1973..." [08MAY2002]

BLUM, JOSEPH F. JB1240@aol.com "...SERVED AT NAS New York, New York FROM 1954 TO 1964. (RANKS DURING SERVICE WERE: FA, SN, BM3, BM2). I WAS ASSIGNED TO VP-832 PRIOR TO GOING ACTIVE DUTY/STATION KEEPER. DURING MAY SERVICE I WAS ASSIGNED TO: FLIGHT LINE AS MECHANICS HELPER ON PB4Y-PRIVATEER BOMBERS. SECURITY DIVISION AS GATE GUARD. FIRE HOUSE CRASH & RESCUE CREW. MAA DUTY AT BOTH THE MESS HALL AND BARRACKS. COXSWAIN OF THE 65' RECREATION BOAT "NASNYLAND". IN 1964, I WAS TRANSFERED TO NAF Andrews, Maryland AND IN 1966, WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED FORM THE NAVY. I HAD SOME OLD STATION NEWS PAPERS THAT I DONATED TO THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NAVAL AVIATION AT PENSACOLA, FL. I WAS SORRY TO SEE FLOYD BENNETT FIELD CLOSE, THERE IS A LOT OF HISTORY ATTACHED TO THAT FIELD..." [13NOV2001]

BLUMBERG, AW2 David david@blumberg.cc "...I served with VP-24 from 1976-1978. If you are a VP-24 shipmate, register with http://www.Planetall.com and attach your name to the VP-24 group. Would like to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 27DEC2007 | E-Mail Updated 07JAN2003 | E-Mail Updated 13OCT2001 | 11DEC97]

BLYTHE, AMS3 David J. foxtrot991@att.net "...I served with VP-47 (1971-1972) with a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska (first Charlie-Bird Deployment) in the Summer (1971) watching the USSR Fleet observe AEC Project Canikin (Nuke Underground Blast at Amchitka Island). Set all time Naval Record for constant "Flap" the 2 months prior to blast. Skipper was R.D. Munson. So if you ever see a Charlie Tail with a small "Block M" after the RD, that was officially approved for R. D. Munson just prior to our deployment from NAS Moffett Field, California (06/1971-12/1971). No detachments to Wake were allowed for the Navy's first squadron to deploy with "On Board" computers..." [E-Mail Updated 22AUG2012 | 28JUN2009]


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