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Memorial Picture "...BUCK, LCDR Everett Roy Sr...(VP-4 1957 to 1960) Lieutenant Commander (Retired, U.S. Navy) Everett Roy Buck, Sr., 86, died at home on Friday, July 20, 2007. He is survived by his wife Frances Lee (Archer) Buck and his children: daughter Katherine, son Everett "Rhett" Buck, Jr. and his wife Barbara, daughter Francie Holbach and her husband Jim Holbach, and daughter Marilyn Koch and her husband John Koch. He is survived by six grandchildren: James Everett Holbach, Alison Holbach, Susan (Mrs. Eric) Hawthorne, Juliette Buck, Shelly Koch, and Todd Koch; and one great-grandchild, Lauren DeLeon. Everett Buck was the son of Captain (Retired, U.S. Army) and Mrs. William E. Buck, both deceased. His mother, Alice Cecilia (Burkhart) Buck was an active member of Mission San José during her lifetime. Everett was born on May 9, 1921 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, and moved to San Antonio at the age of seven. He graduated from Harlandale High School before joining the Navy in 1939. He was a "mustang" who began his Navy career as an enlisted man and retired as a Lieutenant Commander in 1969. As one of the "The Greatest Generation", he fought at the Battle of Midway in World War II. All his adult life, Everett was a golfer and an amateur radio operator (HAM). In his later life, he was a member of the Battle of Midway Roundtable and was active with the Alamo Area Radio Organization, Inc. His activity with the local 7290 Traffic network continued until his death..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [04JUN2010]

Memorial Picture "...BUCKHEISTER, ATC Harold "Bruce"...Bruce passed away in August 8th, 2013. He served in VP-10 around 1968 - 1971. Bruce was a good friend. I only found out about his death last Sunday..." Contributed by WILSON, AT2 Robert T. Jr. vp10_archives@juno.com [29AUG2014]

Memorial Picture "...BUCKINGHAM, Richard Sherwood...Richard Sherwood Buckingham, 73, (VP-4 54-57) died Tuesday, 11 April 2006, at Hospice House of Savannah. He was the husband of Marty for 50 years. Mr. Buckingham was born in Bridgeport, Conn., raised in Southport, Conn., and graduated from the Berkshire School in 1950 and Middlebury College in 1958. He served as an aviator with the Navy in the Far East from 1953 to 1957. He had a 34-year career in sales and sales management with Continental Can Co. and as vice president of Cadbury Schweppes. He and his family lived in St. Louis and Wilton, Conn., before retiring to Savannah in 1995. They summered in Yarmouthport. Mr. Buckingham loved golf, genealogy, painting watercolors, traveling and woodworking. He was a member of the Golden K of Skidaway and the Landings Club. Besides his wife, survivors include a daughter, Linda Thomson of Wilton, Conn.; a son, Steve Buckingham of Oconomowoc, Wis.; a sister, Susan McGarvey; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Memorial donations may be made to Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, 1659 Branham Lane, Suite F227, San Jose, CA 95118. Published in Savannah Morning News from April 13 to April 14, 2006..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [02NOV2010]

Memorial Picture "...Shipmate Pix ...BUFFORD, William A. , 84, VP-4 (1966-1969), formerly of Quincy, Illinois died Saturday, August 21st, 2010, at Boswell Memorial Hospital in Sun City, Arizona. He was born October 30th, 1925 in Quincy, son of Walter & Mary (Veile) Bufford. He married Laurine (Bockhold) June 5, 1948. She preceded him in death December 25, 1995. Bill served in the Navy for 24 years before retiring to Oklahoma in 1968. He and Laurine moved to Sun City, Arizona in 1995. Bill served with the Maricopa County Posse for 12 years. Throughout his life he was dedicated to service to country, community, church and family. He brought joy and laughter to countless lives with his quick humor & wit. He loved hunting, fishing, woodcarving and reading. He will be sorely missed by those who knew & loved him. Surviving are two sisters, Ginny Schnier of Quincy, Illinois and Carol White of Dallas, Texas, and a brother, Russ Bufford (wife Bev) of Sun City, Arizona, two sons, Mike Bufford (wife Carol) of San Jose, California, Chuck Bufford (wife Martha) of Amarillo, Texas, and one daughter, Sandy Mills (husband Mike) of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; 14 grandchildren, Jason Bufford, Eric Bufford, Lindsay Bufford, Chelsea Bufford, Dan Bufford, Joe Bufford, Matt Bufford, Lara (Mills) Coburn, Kimberly (Mills) Minton, Stephen Mills, Billy Mills, Elizabeth Mills, Emily Mills, and PJ Mills; 14 great-grandchildren & the 15th to be born within weeks. A memorial mass was held at St. Elizabeth Ann Parish August 24, 2010; Rev. Arthur Nave officiated. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois. A memorial service in Quincy will be arranged; as yet the date is not determined. Published in Daily News-Sun on September 16, 2010..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [25NOV2010]

Memorial Picture "...BURCH, William O. Jr...I am the nephew of William O. Burch, Jr. who was the commander of Scouting Squadron 5 (VS-5) Yorktown (CV-5). If anyone out there served with Uncle Bill, I would love to hear from you...Bob Langstaff langstaf@bellsouth.net..." [10JUN2004]

Memorial Picture "...BURKE, ADCS Donald K...My father, Donald K. Burke, passed away November 18, 2012. Dad served in the Navy for 28 years. He proudly served with VP-209, VPB-99, VPB-98, VPB-100, VPB-28, VW-4, VA-51, VA-44, VA-135, VA-15, HT-8, VP-44 and VP-8. I would love to hear from anyone that may have served with Dad..." Contributed by Donald Burke, Jr. donnieburke2@gmail.com [02JUN2017]

Memorial Picture "...BURKE, Kenneth "Stoney"...I want to let those Shipmates of AFCM Kenneth "Stoney" Burke to know that he passed away July 27, 2000. He was my best friend for 14 years and will be sorely missed. He served in VP-56 when it was at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland when they transferred the squadron to NAS Jacksonville, Florida...Linda J. Smith ljsmith9@yahoo.com..." [17SEP2000]

Memorial Picture "...BURKLE, CWO-4 Frederice W. "Fred"...I am trying to notify friends and crewmembers of the passing of Frederice W. Burkle (Fred), CWO-4 / W-4. Fred was a member of VP-94 and a reservists for 39 years and on active duty for 1 1/2 years. Fred will be buried at Barrancas National Cemetary, NAS Pensacola, Florida on Wed 8 Apr 09 at 1315. Fred retired in Jan 1992 and lived in Foley, Alabama. If anyone would like to contact one of his son's you can reach his son Roddy Burkle at 251-943-1195 or roddy.burkle@centurytel.com. The family wants to contact Colonel Cosgrove, Fred's former Commanding Officer. If anyone has information on Colonel Cosgrove, please let Roddy know...Rita Verry rverry@gulftel.com..." [07APR2009]

Memorial Picture "...BURNS, AFCM William...I am the son of Master Chief William Burns (AFCM) who served with VP-18 during the time it was disestablished in 1968 at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. We remember the day the last of the flying Phantoms returned from 'Exotic Dancer' and VC-8 did the turn around and sent her to bone yard. Just to let anyone who knew him, the Master Chief has passed. His wife Alice (my Mom) is a volunteer at the Naval Aviation Museum at NAS Pensacola, Florida. Both of his sons joined the Coast Guard, his youngest now a Master Chief aviation metal smith the other an officer...William E. Burns, Jr. bill_burns@earthlink.net..." [08FEB2007]

Memorial Picture "...BURTON, CAPTAIN John "Big" Howard...Captain John Howard Burton, retired career United States Naval Aviator, died in Melbourne, Florida on May 24th at the age of 93. He is survived by his dear wife Sara and his five children: Kathleen, Linda, Melissa, John, and Marc. Born in Jersey City, NJ, John began his career in the Navy at the brink of war, training to be a pilot at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York. Flying the B-24 Liberator bomber in the Pacific theatre (VP-104), his skill and bravery as Co-Pilot, then Aircraft Commander kept his crewmembers safe throughout the war and earned him significant military decorations, including three Distinguished Flying Crosses, four Air Medals, two Presidential Unit Citations, one Meritorious Service Medals and one Legion of Merit. Captain Burton retired from his last duty station as Commanding Officer, Naval Space Surveillance System in Dahlgren, VA and moved back to Coronado, CA in May 1973. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday June 24, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Church, 543 National City Blvd, National City, CA 91950. The graveside ceremony will follow at 2:00 pm at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, Cabrillo Memorial Drive on Pt. Loma in San Diego, CA. where his ashes will be interred with those of his beloved wife Alma..." Contributed by Linda Burton White lbwhite@sonoma.lib.ca.us [16JUN2011]

Memorial Picture "...BUSH, CAPTAIN John M...I am the daughter of Captain John M. Bush who retired in 1968 from NAS North Island, San Diego, California. My father was stationed at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, NAS Hutchinson, Kansas, NAS Atsugi, Japan, NAS Alameda, California, NAS Oakland, California, NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota (Commanding Officer) and finally NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I know he was in VP-9 but don't know the dates I figure early 1950's. I am just hoping to make contact with anyone who knew my dad. He passed away 1988. He served in the Navy for over 26 years. He was a pilot from begining to end. Flew off the USS Tulagi (CVE-72) during WWII with VC-92 and flew FM-2 Wildcat. Well thanks for listening. Not a day goes by that I don't think of him..." Contributed by Becky Bush Wright beck7823@comcast.net [06MAR2011]

Memorial Picture "...BUTERBAUGH, J. J...My Dad, J. J. Buterbaugh, served with VS-31 from 1969-1971. I would like to hear from any Shipmates that served with my Dad. If possible, please use VS-31 on the subject line. Thank you...Joetta (Buterbaugh) Depaepe joetta41@yahoo.com..." [27FEB2006]


BUCHAL, Robert RJBuchal@aol.com "...I was PPC in the following Squadrons: VPB-121 Sep44 to Nov45 Western Pacific-Privateers, VP-27 Sep48 to Jan50 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Privateers Decomissioned, VP-2 Jan50 to Jul50 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington P-2V's, FAW-4 Jul50 to May51 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Instructor for Reserve SQDs, training for Korea-Both P-2V and PB4Y-2's, and VP-23 Aug54 to Aug56 NAS Brunswick, Maine P-2V-5's & 7's. Interested in hearing from any former Shipmates..." [Updated 17JUN98]

BUCHANAN, AZCM Buck Retired buchanan_buck@hotmail.com "...I was on CAG 6 and 9 with VP-21 from Jan 1965 to June 1969. I loved the picture of 135556 in which I flew many hours. I flew radio and then ordnance..." [09MAY2001]

BUCHANAN, AW1 Chuck Retired Chuck@inline.com "...1982-1990 VP-4 BARBER,s Pt. Hi. and 1994-1997 VP-45, Jacksonville Fl...."

BUCHANAN, Joseph (Deceased) c/o Kellee Buchanan cougergrad@aol.com "...My Grandfather, Joseph Buchanan, passed away a year and a half ago. He served with FASRON-51 from 1951-1952. I'm trying to locate anyone who may have known him. Unfortunately, we know only fragments of his military career. It was a subject that was not discussed within our family very often. Please respond so that I may pass my grandfather's legacy and achievments to our family's future generations. Thank You..." [08DEC2003]

BUCHANAN, AMH3 Rick VP_23@webtv.net "...P-3 training NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1979 VP-30. Served with the VP-23 Seahawks, NAS Brunswick, Maine from 79-81 airframes dept. HCT-10 training NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Oceana ,Va. Two deploys to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Assigned to support crew for war game dets to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, for the first ever Harpoon test fire from a P-3. Those small dets to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Bermuda added to a great tour of duty..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 15APR2002 | 01OCT2000]

BUCHE, AEC Ernie Retired Tar4U@aol.com "...I served in VW-1 from November 1954 till January 1957 as an aviation electrician. We had PB1W's, one WV1, and one WV2 with no electronic gear. It was later returned to the factory and was outfitted as a regulation Willie Victor. New WV1's were arriving daily from Lockheed, and by May of 1955 we had enough to send out a three plane detachment to NAS Atsugi, Japan for a month. I made that detachment as a member of the line crew, and when the permanent detachment was formed in NAS Atsugi, Japan. I went along as one of the AE3s assigned to the line. I later went to the electric shop and made one deployment to the Philipines as a flight electrician. Enjoyed my duty in VW-1, but went into carrier aircraft and eventually retired as an AEC from F14 aircraft..." [20APR2001]

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BUCHMAN, Ralph Jr. buchman@futnet.net "...I was the only 'flying black shoe' in VP-48 from about February 1964 until July 1964. I flew with crew 2 and crew 5. Went to the Galopagos Island in March 1964 and to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Transferred to the USS Bennington (CVS 20) in July 1964..." [03JUN2002]

BUCHNAT, Ronald ron1911@sbcglobal.net "...I went through AMFU "A" school & AMS A school at NAS Memphis, Tennessee in mid 1964. I attended flight crew training with VP-31 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California in late 1964 and then got orders to VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I flew in the P2V-7's for awhile, then we transitioned to the P-3A Orion. I made 2 deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I am currently searching for VP-4 Shipmates that were in the squadron from 1962-1968 for our next Reunion in Oct. 2009, in Fort Worth, TX..." [24SEP2008]

BUCK, Dave superglide56@aol.com "...VP-40 IFT from 1980-1984. Reservist with the augmentation squadron that supported VP-40 while in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Jeff Gonzalas re-qualed me on QE-4! Would like to contact the old CAC's and the dedicated men of VP-40..." [01DEC2001]

BUCK, E. Guy bbuck3@Juno.com "...I was in VP-26 when it moved from Patuxent to Brunswick in Winter '52. Bebe and I were to go up and find housing in Brunswick - There wasn't any so that was a bad mission!!! Cold Too. I also was in the P2V that crashed at Brunswick in April '52 and lost 6 of 10 with the old 3350-30W engine, ugh. As my son mentioned in the previous comments, we are kinda unique in that I started the project that resulted in the avionics suite for the P-3 while in BuAer and then we both served in VX-1 and VP-26. Small world. Guy Buck 7/97..."

BUCK, Sean S. bucks4@erols.com "...I AM CURRENTLY THE CARRIER PLACEMENT OFFICER AT BUPERS. I AM A FORMER MEMBER OF VP-40, THE FIGHTING MARLINS, STATIONED IN NAS Moffett Field, CA ;VX-1, THE PIONEERS, IN 1989-91, AND A DEPARTMENT HEAD IN VP-26, THE TRIDENTS IN Brunswick, ME. MY DAD AND I HAVE UNIQUE HISTORY IN THAT HE TO WAS IN VX-1 AND VP-26..."

BUCKALOO, Gary gbuckaloo@yahoo.com "...Hello to all my Blackhawk brothren. When I left VP-68 I went to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-62. Now I'm at RATCEN. Things are not to bad. Feel free to contact me. Always nice to hear a familiar voice..." [24MAY2000]

BUCHER, Dave usnad@hotmail.com "...Flight Engineer in VP-23 87-90, VP-10 90-92, VP-10 98-present..." [14MAR99]

BUCKLER, Paul buckler@nosc.mil "...I served in many VP units VP-46 twice and NADC and VP-26 and I really do miss the Navy..." [04DEC2004]

BUCKLES, Ray r.rebuck@verizon.net "...I served with VP-49 from September 1960 to 1961..." [19JAN2009]

BUCKLEY, Andrew W. (Bud) C/O His Son Tim Buckleytbuckley@bellsouth.net "...VP-129 and VP-147 Shipmates/friends: Andrew W (Bud) Buckley, from NJ, was a rear gunner and bomber in one or both of these squads. He was my Dad, and I am trying to learn about his role in WWII. If any of you knew him, see his name in records, or have stories to share I would greatly appreciate your responses!..." [15JUN2001]

BUCKLEY, ATC Billy B. Retired silverbullit@earthlink.net "...1961 through 1963..."

BUCKLEY, Bob rbuck83133@q.com "...I served with VP-48 (1954-1955) as a ECM/Radio operator aboard Crew-4. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 30JUN2012 | 06MAR2004]

BUCKLEY, AO1 Daniel dbuckret@aol.com "...Was in VP-46 from 68-70 as Ordnance A/C deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska and NS Sangley Point, Philippines with det. in NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Made 1st class in the squadron. Any old friends out there I am living in Plant City, Florida..." [20FEB2005]

BUCKLEY, Emmitt jan.crowell@silsbeeisd.org "...I served with VP-52 (1942-1946) as a PBY Machinist..." [20FEB2012]

BUCKLEY, CDR James F. http://www.cpw5.navy.mil/vp8/xo.htm "...CDR Buckley was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He was commissioned an Ensign in November 1985 via Aviation Officer Candidate School. He began primary flight training in Milton, FL in January 1986 and was designated a Naval Aviator in November 1986. Upon completion of training at the east coast Fleet Replacement Squadron, he reported to the "Dragons" of VP-56 in May 1987. While attached to VP-56, he qualified as an Instructor Pilot and Mission Commander making deployments to NAS Bermuda, NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. In October 1990, CDR Buckley reported to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron ONE (VX-1), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. CDR Buckley was the Operational Test Director for the MK-50 Advanced Lightweight Torpedo and the AGM-65F Maverick Missile System. In February 1994, CDR Buckley reported aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), home-ported in San Diego CA. He served as a Catapult & Arresting Gear Officer ("Shooter") and Flight Deck Division Officer (V-1). Additionally, he qualified as a Conning Alongside and Command Duty Officer (Underway). 1996, he reported to VP-30, for FRS Instructor Pilot duty. He served as the Assistant Aviation Maintenance Officer and Aviation Maintenance Officer. CDR Buckley next reported to VP-16 in July 1997. During his department head tour he served as Tactics Officer, CTG Operations Officer, Officer-in-Charge of squadron detachment to Panama, and Maintenance Officer. 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 2000, CDR Buckley reported to Navy Personnel Command, Millington, TN where he served as the Special Assistant for Selection Board Matters. CDR Buckley reported as the Executive Officer, VP-8 in May 2003. His personal awards include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Four), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Three), and various other unit, service and campaign awards..." [19JUL2003]

BUCKLEY, Jim jimbuckley12@msn.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1964 thru 1966. In fact, I was the Plane Captain on the last P2 on active service, we took it to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ..." WebSite Includes 1963 VP-5 Flight Crews and NAS Sigonella, Sicily Cruise http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/3905/ [E-MAIL/BIO Updated 20DEC2005 | 13MAY99]

BUCKLEY, John JFB2HDS@gateway.net "...I served with VP-10 from 1960 to Sept 1962. I was Plane Captain for Crew 8(?) ..." [11APR2001]

BUCKLEY, John F. tigrathewarriorxxx@yahoo.com "...Enlisted July 1952. Boot caamp at Bainbridge, MD. Ordered to NAS Pensacola, Florida. Attached to O&R Department. Transfered to VP-18 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from July 1955 to June 1957. Transfered to ZX/VX-1 NAS Boca Chica, Florida. Transfered to VP-10NAS Brunswick, Maine with a TAD to VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Got to NAS Brunswick, Maine December 1959, in time for deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Transfered to NAS Brunswick, Maine 1963. Left NAS Brunswick, Maine 1967 for VP-56 NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Deployed to NS Rota, Spain in P2V-7. Transitioned to P-3C at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Took a sea duty to sea duty transfer to VP-11 NAS Brunswick, Maine in 1970. Ordered to NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida 1972. Transfered to Fleet Reserve 1975..." [22JAN2007]

BUCKLEY, Mark buck9423@uidaho.edu "...I served in VP-46 from Jan. '90 to Jan. '93 as an Aircrew Ordnanceman. I'm currently attending college at the University of Idaho, and will be working for Intel the summer of '99, and hopefully full time upon graduation. I'm looking for members of VP-46 that served during the same time frame that I did. I hope you're all doing great!..." [10MAY99]

BUCKLEY, AE2 Michael michael.j.buckley@boeing.com "...I was with the Pink Panters 1976 to 1981. Left in 1981 to go work in NAS Alameda, California with VA-303 and then VA-304. Enjoyed all my time and travels with VP-91! I was in the AE shop. Worked for AA for a while, but now with Boeing in Field Service. In Holland now since 1999 supporting the Dutch and KLM. Anyhow I was searching through the VP-91 site (1st time to visit)....and reminisced when I saw familiar names. Any word on Gerorge Angermeir and the Drake Brothers? How about Leo Lynch! Had some wonderful times. Regards..." [08OCT2004]

BUCKLEY, CDR Pat http://www.nasjax.navy.mil/vp5/foxes.htm "...Commander Buckley attended the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned in May 1984. He commenced flight training in July 1984 and was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1985. Following initial P-3C Orion training with VP-30, Commander Buckley joined the Proud Pegasus of VP-11 in March 1986, where he served as Airframes Branch Officer, Aircraft Division Officer, Quality Assurance Officer and Pilot NATOPS Officer; deploying to NAS Keflavik, Iceland; NS Rota, Spain and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Additionally, he participated in numerous detachments to Thule, Greenland conduct Arctic antisubmarine warfare feasibility research over the polar ice cap. In October 1989 Commander Buckley reported to VP-30 as an Instructor Pilot. He also served as a COMPATWINGSLANT Tactical Training Team Instructor and Assistant Operations Officer. After attending Tactical Action Officer School in July 1992, he reported to Commander, Carrier Group SIX as the Flag Secretary. Qualifying as Flag Tactical Action Officer, he deployed to the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean aboard USS AMERICA (CV-66). In June 1994 he reported to the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island and graduated in June of 1995 having earned a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. After completing P-3C refresher training at VP-30 in March 1996, he joined the Mad Foxes of VP-5 where he served as Assistant Maintenance Officer; Officer in Charge of Patrol Squadron Keflavik, a deployed detachment of 150 personnel and four Orion's during a tri-site deployment; and finally, as the squadron's Maintenance Officer. From June 1998 to March 2000 he served in BUPERS as the Assistant Washington Placement Officer. In April 2000 Commander Buckley reported to VP-30 prior to reporting as the "Mad foxes" XO in June 2001. He assumed command of VP-5 in May 2002..." [02JUN2003]

BUCKNER, Larry N. lnb@usa.com "...I served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (1964-1965). I learned the proper way to carry a tool box and when to go on liberty..." [E-Mail Updated 26AUG2012 | 09APR2006]

BUCKNER, Steve vett603@cs.com "...I served with VP-6 from 1989 to 1992 and VP-4 from 1995 to 1998..." [20JUN2002]

BUDD, AXC Peter azbudds@aol.com "...I'm looking for a few people, too. Would love to find AXC Tom Etherington, worked the Difar Vans at NAS Moffett Field, California, AX1 Robin Leigh-Pink, AX1 Mark "Pumpy" Pierce, and the list goes on. I served in the ASCAC at NAS Adak, Alaska 1-72 to 1-73, then with VP-48, 1-73 to 8-77, then NAMTD 1011, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Got out in 10-80, and went into the reserves. If anyone knows how to contact any of the folks above, drop me an e-mail. Thanks!..." [06AUG99]

BUDDE, Tom tbudde420@aol.com "...Tours included ROC NEWPORT, RI 7204, VXE-6, VP-24, and VP-60. Anyone know the whereabouts of Harry Peterson VP-24 1976-1979? Wife Sue or his son Geoffrey? Reply to my e-mail or phone at (319)556-5361..." [29JUL98]

BUDELMAN, AX2 Frank boots207@msn.com "...Served with VS-28 from early 1966 until January 1969. Shipped to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR for the springboard ops. Started with the Line crew (AXC Grady) and then was sent to AMD and ships co. when I made AX2. Fixed a lot of those ARC-52 boxes and ADF antennas (OH and that damn ASN-30). I would love to hear from any of the old crew..." [22APR2004]

BUDIG, Scotty wyo1beast@yahoo.com "...I was at vp-91 in july of 97 to nov of 98. I'm now stationed at VP-92 in NAS Brunswick, Maine. I loved VP-91 it was the best squadron around and I want to keep in close touch with all the fellow blacks and all members of the big daddy club..." [E-Mail Updated 30NOV2000 | 17MAR2000]

BUDKA, AMS3 Joseph A. atcojb@aol.com "...I served with VP-62 from 1974 to 1978 in the Airframes Shop and SAR time with VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois. Now residing in the southwest suburbs of Chicago..." [25FEB2010]

BUDNEY, Paul paul.budney@gte.net "...I served with VAW-114 from 1998 to 2001. I enjoyed my time in NAS Miramar, California and would like to hear from any body else who served at the same time..." [07FEB2004]

BUE, AECS Victor L. Retired victorlb@centrytel.net "...Attended AE-A School in NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1949-1950 and VP-7 NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from 1950-1954. We shared the electric shop with VP-8 (our sister squadron). VP-8 had two electricians named Chief Ohm and AE1 Watts! Transferred to the NAIRDEV Unit at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts from 1954-1956. Our CO CDR Hart had also been my CO at VP-7. I worked on his Model A car several times. Reported to VW-15 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1956-1959. Flew on the barrier flights out of NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada (those were some hairy flights). I was then assigned to NATTC NAS Jacksonville, Florida for AE-A school instructor duty from 1959-1963. Looking back, I enjoyed this tour of duty. Transferred back to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to Project Magnetic (VXN-8) from 1963-1967. As far as I can tell, our three aircraft were the only aircraft in the Navy to have "nose art". The two Super Connies had the "Road Runner" and "El Coyote", the R5D had a "Kiwi bird". Was a great outfit if you wanted to flew around the world. Transferred to VT-4 after making AECS in latter part of 1966. I served with VT-4 from 1967-1968. Reported to VA-86 aboard CVA-66 USS America on patrol in the Tonkin Gulf from 1968-1969. Some of our squadron pilots perform spotter duty for the battleship, I believe the New Jersey, during off shore shelling. Returned to the NAS Norfolk, Virginia after stops in Sidney Australia, Wellington NZ, and Rio Brazil. What a way to spend over 20 years in the Navy. I was a technical writer at LTV A7 aicraft test equipment from 1969-1978. I went to work as technical writer at General Dynamics Fort Worth, TX. from 1978-1993. Wrote electrical maintenance manuals on F-16, F-111, (Navy's A-12, cancelled 1991), F-22. Lockheed acquired Fort Worth General Dynamics Division in spring of 1993. I retired from Lockheed in November 1993. I have had a great time, would love to back up and do it all over again. If any of you out there remmeber me, give me call on the ole net..." [E-Mail Updated 04JUN2007 | E-Mail Updated 06JUN2003 | E-Mail Updated 26DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 16JAN2000 | 26FEB98]

BUEHRLE, Gregory C. gregory.buehrle@sbcglobal.net "...Still work in Brooks "City Base" for the same mission I did in 1999 POW/MIA Analyst. I served VP-1 from 1973 to 1976. I met a great gal from the PI and am still married 31 years, and they said it wouldn't last! Fair Winds Shipmates!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20JUL2006 | 03MAR99]

BUELL, Bob bobbuell99@gmail.com "...I served with VP-26 (09/1957-08/1959) and flew with both Crew-1 and Crew-7. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 04SEP2014 | 08FEB99]

BUENTELLO, F. Luis lbuentello@universalballast.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1975 to 1977 and worked in the personnel department and air operations. I made two deployments; NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan in 1975 and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines in 1977. I would like to contact other VP-22 personnel and like to know when the next reunion will be scheduled. Look forward to hearing from old friends..." [E-Mail Updated 04MAY2004 | 11DEC98]

BUERSTER, AWC(AW) Jim "Punky" jbuerster@hotmail.com "...Currently stationed with VP-5 NAS Jacksonville, Florida and preparing to make my final move to COMSEACONTWINGATL NAS Jacksonville, Florida (Jul '99) to finish out 22.5 yrs. '80 started out Training commands and VS-41 Shamrocks, '84 - USS Nimitz (CVN 68), '87 - FASO Cecil Field, FL, '90 - VP-10 NAS Brunswick, Maine, '93 - VP-30, '96 to present VP-5..." [23JAN99]

BUFFINGTON, H. E. "Hoppy" buff767@bellsouth.net "...Served with VP-17 from January 1983 - January 1986 and VX-1 from January 1986 - April 1987. Would like to hear from any squadron mates..." [E-Mail Updated 29SEP2002 | 15OCT97]

BUFFROD, Jack W. buffordjw@hotmail.com "...I was in VS-20 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island in 1961. Transferred there shortly after the sqaudron was re-established, in response to the Berlin wall episode. S2F-1s were the plane of the day. Most were pulled from various bone yards, and none were very flyable without much maintenance. Was transferred to VS-36 after about six months. They didn't have enough personnel, so I & 4 or 5 others were transferred on about two days notice to NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Just in time to make a Med. cruise. Call me & say hi, if you were involved in that episode..." [15FEB2001]

BUGAY, AXC Bob Retired bobbugay@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-2 from 1961 to 1964, VP-40 from 1968 to 1971, VP-50 from 1975 to 1978, shore duty tour at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, and two tours with VP-31 between the fun tours. I retired in 1981. Anyone out there remember the "through the wire" trip to town with Fig? You'll understand this if you know what I'm talking about. Been there - done that! Whatever happen Fig after he changed his rate to AQ?..." [E-Mail Updated 17JUN2003 | 09MAR99]

BUGLER, Robert J. robert_rjb@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-8 (02/1976-12/1979) TAD to NAS Brunswick, Maine AIMD W/C 610 as Comm/Nav Technician, NAS Glenview, Illinois (01/1980-01/1983) AIMD W/C 610 as only Active Duty "I" Level AT and VP-23 (01/1983-12/1987) at NAS Brunswick, Maine AIMD as a "I" Level Comm/Nav Technician. Back to AIMD W/C 610 as Comm/Nav Technician. Deployed to NAS Bermuda AIMD W/C 610 Comm/Nav, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, AIMD W/C 610 Comm/Nav, NS Rota, Spain AIMD W/C 610 Comm/Nav. Shore Duty West Coast NAS Moffett Field, California, NAMTRAGRU DET 1012 (03/1988-12/1991). MTS Instructor P-3 "I" Level Comm/Nav systems. "Meaningful Sea Duty Tour" Detailers words. USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) at Naval Base Norfolk (02/1992-09/1995). Assigned AIMD IM3 W/C 610 Comm/Nav Supervisor. 6 month Med Cruise 1992, and then Naval Ship Yard Philly for major overhaul. Was sent TAD to AIRLANT in Norfolk, VA to work on the Navy wide electronic MAF system for squadron maintenance and supply parts ordering. Later would be known as NALCOMIS. USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) at Naval Station Mayport, FL. after leaving Philly. I rejoined the Ship in Mayport and retired on board 09/29/1995..." [BIO Updated 09OCT2013 | 08OCT2013]

BUIE, AX3 James haybo61@msn.com "...I served with VP-46 from 1964 to 1967..." [10FEB2010]

BUITENHUYS, Lewis F. lewis_b02364@yahoo.com "...Served in US Navy from '46-'48 and my major duty squadron was FASRON-110. Stationed at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Was enlisted SKD1 assigned to disbursing office, handling Commissioned Officers payroll records. Am unfamiliar with FASRON-110 war record and would like info. regarding same..." [30NOV2000]

BUKOVEY, Larry info@larrybukovey.com "...VP-5 lost an aircraft in Greenland in 1962. How can I find out the name of the radioman or electronic techs aboard. I was supposed to be on that flight; I was assigned to that crew before we deployed. It was a split deployement, the radioman voluntered to go to Iceland, allowing me to go to NS Rota, Spain. I would like to know his name as it was a long time ago..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAR2005 | 25MAR98]

BULEWICH, Ted jama2415@comcast.net "...Served with VXN-8 from 1969-1972 aircrewman on C-121 924, 925, 641, 327, 655, 325 and a tour in Nam 1970..." [E-Mail Updated 16MAR2005 | E-Mail Updated 22OCT2002 | E-Mail Updated 04JUN2001 | E-Mail Updated 06FEB2001 | 12FEB98]

BULKLEWY, Mike mbulkley1@msn.com "...I served briefly with VP-42 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California in 1962 before going to "B" school. Loved flying those old recips..." [02AUG2004]

BULL, CAPTAIN Norman S. Retired marthanorm@gmail.com "...I served with VR-8 (1950-1952) at Hickum AFB, Hawaii. I remember that from time-to-time a PB-1W from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (VW-1) would be parked in front of the MATS terminal at Hickum. I saw my first WV-2 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (FAETUPAC) in 1955 enroute to VQ-1 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Ultimately served as P4M-1Q Aircraft Commander flying out of NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Attended AEWBarRonPac in 1962 and again served as aircraft commander in VQ-1 (1963-1965) flying the EC-121M out of NAS Atsugi, Japan and all those other places. In 1970-71 served as CO/XO of VW-1, NAS Agana, Guam, etc. Retired 1978. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAR2014 | E-Mail Updated 28SEP2002 | 16JUL98]

BULLARD, AE3 William E. (Bill) wbull7777@aol.com "...I served with VP-46 from 1949 to 1952 as an AE3 crew on BD1 in Formosa, Japan. I would like to hear from anyone from that time period..." [07JUN2006]

BULLINGTON, AT Dave Bullrocky@hotmail.com "...I was an AT in VC-8, May 74-Jan 76. Roomed with Steve Jordan, Dan Tracy & Steve Jordan. Went wild with Dennis Moody and Gil Long. Worked in 210 with Dunkum and Griggoletti. Went on to HS-5, NAS Lemoore, California, HS-3, NARCEN Lemoore, NAS Glenview, Illinois, NARCEN Santa Clara, NARCEN Columbus. Retired May 97. Had a good time in the Navy. Kind of miss it. Would lke to hear from any old Redtails..." [25JAN99]

BULLINGTON, AD3 Tim Fixfacts@aol.com "...I served with VS-28 from 1985 to 1989 NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida. Anyone from VS-28 feel free to email me. Thanks..." [17MAR2003]

BULLOC, AMS2 Richard "Bull" rlb160@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-24 (1975-1978) at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas. I would like to hear from Kalon Schwartz..." [01AUG2016]

BULZOMI, Michael V. mbulzomi@nassau.cv.net "...VP-11 1963-66. I flew as crew electrician on BUNO: 147962. This BUNO is displayed on the A/C summery page. Can't remember all the crew names, but Co Pilot, LT JG BC Denton, Ordanceman, Mike (HA HA) Lafferty and Radioman, Jack Cypriot..." [14APR99]

BUMGARDNER, CWO2 GARY M. bummy@pioneernet.net "...VP-1 (9603-9805) / VP-10 (AEC/9301-9601) / VP-11 (8912-9212) / VP-93 (8804-8911) / VP-64 (7808-8804) / VP-93 (7310-7807) / VP-64 (7008-7309). NICE TO SEE SO MANY GREAT FRIENDS ARE STILL OUT THERE AND KICKING..." [01DEC98]

BUNCE, Bill jeannebill@vcn.com "...I was with VP-7 (LB3) from 1961 to 1964. I stayed at FAW-11 when crew went over to Spain. I have some photos of plane and crew..." [04APR2001]

BUNCE, AT2 Hilton (Jack) C. jackbunce@adelphia.net "...I was a crew member with VW-11 from some time in 1961 to December 1962, I was an AT-2..." [E-Mail Updated 18OCT2003 | 24JUN2001]

BUNDREN, Doug dbundren@charter.net "...What a surprise to see so many guys I had flown with in VQ-1. I was in the squadron from late 1971 through 1974. Was on the crew that closed Danang. I can still remember staying up all night sitting on the wing of our EP-3B just enjoying the sights and reminiscing about the experience of being there. Would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [27FEB2002]

BUNDY, Mark vetter73@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-45 from 1977-1979. I made 1 deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and 2 to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I worked on the line and in GSE I would love to hear from any of my Shipmates and talk about some very good times while we were in the greatest squadron in the Navy..." [24JAN2002]

BUNKER, Mark mbunker@usa.net "...I served on active duty with VP-9 from 1979 to 1982 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Later, as a reserve officer, I served as a TacNav with VP-93 at NAF Detroit, Michigan (1985-1990) and later as a TACCO with VP-67 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee until their disestablishment in 1994 -- a sad day. I am sad to see all of my old favorite bases no longer in use as the VP community shrinks..." [14MAY2007]

BUNN, Gay C. c/o His Son Robert C. Bunn bunnlady@snowcrest.net "...Gay C. Bunn was in squadron VD-3 March 43 to June 44. He was a crew member of the PB4Y-1 His crew was photo recon and some bomb runs. Enewetoc and to Canton Island..." [27OCT2001]

BUNTING, Jim valkyrierider99@aol.com "...I was in VT-23 in 1981-83. I am looking for a couple squadron patches from VT-23 and the T2-c Buckeye aircraft. If anyone can help please email me at the address given. Thanx..." [30JUN2001]

BUONI, LCDR Fred Retired fbuoni@cox.net "...I served with VP-5 from 1984 through 1987 (LCDR), VP-24 from 1994 until DECOM in 1995, and the MO in VP-46, "The Grey Knights" from 1995 to 1996. Retired in 2002..." [E-Mail Updated 17SEP2002]

BUPIVI, AT Joe jovi22@msn.com "...I served with VS-22 as an AT from 1953 to 1955. I'd like to hear from other VS-22ers..." [19MAY2003]

BURBEE, Ed eburbee@earthlink.net "...Served in VAW-13 from 1961 to 1963 as an aircrewman. First went to NAS Agana, Guam then to NAS Alameda, California. Spent 8 months on det at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines..." [01SEP2005]

BURCH, Gerritson "Gary" Retired bearzo.mail@gte.net "...Served with VP-40 from '74 to '76 then transfered down to NAVPLANTREP Office at Lockheed flight accepting new P3C's coming off the line until 1980. Looking for any information on George D. Morrow. Was an AD, went to AW then became an OS. Served with him at HS-1 and VP-40..." {E-Mail Updated 12DEC99]

BURCH, REAR ADMIRAL William Oscar Jr. (Deceased) http://www.usstarawavets.org/CV-40%20pages/Burch.Bio.htm "...William Oscar Burch, Jr., was born June 27, 1904, at Paducah, Kentucky, the son of William O. and Elizabeth Metzler Burch. He attended Paducah High School and was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, entering in June 1923, graduating with the Class of 1927. He advanced through the ranks, named Captain for temporary service on 27 June, (his birthday) 1945, attaining the four stripes on July 1, 1950, to rank from March 30, 1945. On October 6, 1956, he was named Rear Admiral to rank from July 1 of that year. Burch was the eighth commanding officer of the U.S.S. Tarawa, taking over on August 8, 1953. He was relieved of command in the Pacific as the ship was in the final stages of the 1953-54 World Cruise. Upon graduation from the Academy, Burch served as a Junior Division Officer aboard the U.S.S. Medusa, a ship of the Train, Base Force, from July 1927 to August 1928. From August 1928 to March 1930 he served in a similar capacity in the U.S.S. West Virginia, flagship of Battleship Divisions, Battle Fleet. In March 1930 he reported to the U.S. NAS Pensacola, Florida, for flight instruction and was designated Naval Aviator on December 12 of that year. The following month he took up duties as Junior Aviation Officer aboard the U.S.S. Pennsylvania. In May 1933 he returned to NAS Pensacola, Florida, as an instructor until June 1935. He was then transferred to Scouting Squadron 4-B with duties as Material Officer until June 1937 when he joined Scouting Squadron 42 with similar responsibilities. With these squadron assignments he was based in the carriers Langley, Saratoga and Ranger until October 1937 when he returned again to NAS Pensacola, Florida as an instructor until June 1939. In June 1939 he joined Scouting Squadron 5, and took command in August 1941. In the early months of World War II he participated in raids on the Marshall and Gilbert Islands and Salamaua-Lae, and in the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway. He was twice awarded the Navy Cross, and received the Silver Star Medal and a letter of Commendation from the Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet, for heroism in that command. The citation for his first Navy Cross reads, in part: "Due to Lieutenant Commander Burch's distinguished and capable leadership, the high combat efficiency attained by units under his command enabled them to deliver five aggressive and exceptionally successful dive-bombing attacks, the first at Tulagi Harbor on May 4 in which at least eight enemy Japanese vessels were destroyed or severely damaged, and later on May 7, when an enemy carrier was sunk...On May 8 (his) squadron succeeded in sinking or severely damaging another enemy Japanese carrier...(and) contributed materially to the success of our forces in the Battle of the Coral Sea." His Gold Star in lieu of a second Navy Cross citation reads, in part: "Lieutenant Commander Burch fearlessly led his squadron over high mountains and dense jungles fo New Guinea in a dive-bombing attack against three enemy airplane tenders or transports...He and his squadron scored seven direct hits and eight very near misses against the hostile vessels, one direct hit being made by Lieutenant Commander Burch personally...contributed materially to the sinking of the three Japanese ships..." From June to August 1942 he served as Training Officer with Carriers, Pacific, and then as Executive Officer with Advanced Carrier Training Group until October 1942. He then was assigned to the NAS Jacksonville, Florida, eventually serving there as Commanding Officer of the Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, until February 1944. In May 1944 he reported to the Naval Training Station, Newport, Rhode Island, as the prospective Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. Ticonderoga (CV-14). Upon that carrier's commissioning he became her Executive Officer. He served in her from May 1944 to June 1945 in the Pacific. He was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of a third Navy Cross for heroic conduct as XO when the ship was hit by a suicide plane and bomb crashing through her flight deck; he directed the fire fighting though burned and severely wounded by shrapnel. His Gold Star citation in lieu of a third Navy Cross reads: "...Organizing fire-fighting crews on the hangar deck after his ship had been hit, (then Commander) Burch was the first to take a hose into the fire despite the billowing flames and continuous ammunition explosions although his clothes caught fire on two occasions. After the fire-fighting crews were functioning, he made his way to secondary control and manned his exposed battle station until severely wounded by shrapnel. Refusing to go to Sick Bay, he gave orders to be carried to the flight deck where he directed the fire fighting until the flames were under control..." Upon his return to the United States, he served from June 1945 to November 1946 as Commanding Officer, Naval Auxiliary Air Training Center, Naval Air Station, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and then as CO of the Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, until March 1947. Then followed a succession of commands, Commanding Officer of the USS Pine Island (AV-12) from March 1947 to February 1948; Commanding Officer, FAW-1, from February to April 1948; returning to the USS Pine Island (AV-12) as Co until May of 1948. He then became Head, Enlisted Distribution Branch, Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Department, until August of 1951 when he reported as a student to the National War College, Washington, D.C., graduating in June 1952. Then followed a year of duty as Chief of Staff and Aide to Commander, Carrier Division Six. It was following that assignment, in August 1953, that Burch was named skipper of the U.S.S. Tarawa, a command he held for a year before reporting for two months of instruction with the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. From July until October 1954 he served as Chief of Staff with the Military Assistance Advisory Group, Formosa. His next assignment was a two-month tour with Air Force, Atlantic Fleet, followed in November 1954 by being named Chief of Staff, Fleet Air Wings, Atlantic Fleet. In September 1956 he rose to become Commander Fleet Air Wings, Atlantic Fleet, with additional duty as Commander, Fleet Air Wing Five, all based at the NAS Norfolk, Virginia. In August 1957 he was named Commander, Carrier Division 18, and in November 1958 became Commander, Naval Aviation Safety Center, NAS Norfolk, Virginia. While retaining that post, he took on additional duties from December 24, 1960 to October 1961 as Commandant, Fifth Naval District, and Commander Naval Base, Norfolk. It was during this time that he was awarded the Legion of Merit "For exceptionally meritorious conduct¼ as Commander, United States Naval Aviation Safety Center, from November 1958 to June 1962. "Responsible for reducing annual naval aviation aircraft losses to the lowest level ever attained in the history of naval aviation, Rear Admiral Burch consistently exercised a high degree of professional skill and resourcefulness throughout this period. "Through his constant and meticulous attention to the problems of safety, he has been directly responsible for minimizing aircraft and aircrew personnel losses, resulting in definite increase in operational readiness and substantial monetary savings. "In stimulating command interest and attention to all aspects of aviation safety, and in initiating the Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization Programs, he has made a major contribution to the success of the Navy-wide safety effort. His ability to solve the many and varied problems associated with his command ensured the smooth functioning that provided the most efficient service to the Navy..." The admiral's Distinguished Flying Cross was won "For heroic conduct in aerial combat as Commanding Officer of Scouting Squadron Five during operations of U.S. forces against the Gilbert Islands on January 31, 1942...(when) he personally made a direct bomb hit on an enemy seaplane tender and sank a four-engined patrol plane on the water by machine gun fire." On July 1, 1962, Burch was transferred to the Retired List of the U.S. Navy. The shrapnel wounds suffered in World War II plagued him during the remainder of his life, the metal fragments continuing to work their way through parts of his body. Burch died at his home on 21 January 1989..." [22JUL2003]

BURCK, AE3 John W. burck1@msn.com "...I served with VP-46 from November 1956 through January 1959..." [04FEB2001]

BURCKHALTER, John jburckhalt@aol.com "...I served with VP-23 during 1960-1962. I would like to locate crewmembers of LJ-9..." [08MAY2002]

BURCKHARD, AT1 Jacob "Jack" jjburckhard@verizon.net "...I served with VP-18 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from May 1953 to February 1956. I was an AT and served on Crew 7. We made deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, and "Springboard" at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I have been trying to locate people that served in the squadron during the same time. So far I have located Don Schmidt, Ken Bluemner, Clyde Simpson, Al Dickman, Bill Vernier, Bob Dancy, and Tom Meyer. I recall that the squadron fielded a very good basketball team during the 1955 deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Some of the members were Lt. Kuhn, Ken Bluemner, and Don Schmidt. I will say that Iceland is not the place where I wanted to spend Christmas of 1955. However, the good bunch of guys in the squadron made it tolerable. Photos I have of that event indicate we managed to have a good time despite snow and stormy conditions outside barracks..." [E-Mail Updated 21DEC2006 | E-Mail Updated 06AUG2003 | E-Mail Updated 19DEC2001 | 02APR98]

BURD, RD2 John ussshelton@aol.com "...I served aboard NAS North Island, San Diego, California from June 1964 to June 1966..." [08MAY2010]

BURDAN, AD1 John gatorjohn@cfl.rr.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1977 to 1983. Joined the deployment at NAS Sigonella, Sicily as a wet behind the ears mechanic and left as a FE (many thanks to Chief Welch). Transfered to AIMD NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida for a short time then back to VP-45. Have many fond memories of all the great people and places. I am currently managing the Fire Alarm and Security maintenance contract at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS)..." [14FEB2010]

BURDETT, David F. w2sar@q.com "...I served with HedRon 3 in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone from November 1942 to October 1944. While with HedRon 3 I deployed to NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone, NAAF Corinto, Nicaragua, NAF/NAAF Galapagos, Seymour Island, Ecuador and NAAF Salinas, Ecuador. I was transferred to CASU-27 in Charlstown, RI. I wonder if anyone from HedRon 3 will read this. Best wishes..." [E-Mail Updated 21SEP2008 | 25SEP2002]

BURDETT, AMM2 Merle W. "Burdie" burdievfd85@yahoo.com "...I served aboard the USS Pine Island (AV-12) (Plank Owner) as a member of Victor Division. I left the USS Pine Island (AV-12) in Tokyo Bay (Japan) to go to Sasebo (Japan) to join VPB-27 onboard the USS St. George (AV-16). Three planes left Sasebo 12/31/1945 to go to NAS Oakland, California and arrived 2/12/1946. USS Pine Island (AV-12) crew members at Okinawa might rember me as the guy in the rubber boat tied to the fantail. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [26SEP2010]

BURDETTE, CWO3 Bill Retired bill@theburdettes.com "...VP-44 62-64, FAETUPAC NI 65-68, CPWPac 68-69, VP-22 69-71, FASOTRAGRUPAC MFT 71-72, VP-50 72-74, CPWPac 74-77, USS Enterprise 77-78, CPWPac 78-81. Former ATS, AX, AW, retired as CWO3..."

BURDETTE, Bruce R. poppy032@prodigy.net "...I was with VW-11 from 1958 through 1961 (a total of 27 months) as a structural mechanic. We played a lot of newfie blackjack, spent some time in St Johns, and all in all enjoyed it. Anybody who finds this site and remembers me, e-mail I will answer. I just saw the Reunion information, rats, maybe next one..." [04DEC99]

BURDETTE, Robert jrco@jrcomp.com "...I had the pleasure of serving with the U.S. Navy from 1982-1993. Served with AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1983-1987, VP-90 1987-1991, and NAS Memphis, Tennessee 1991-1993. Look forward to hearing form my Shipmates..." [24MAR2002]

BURDSAL, PN3 William Henry "Bill" billy.burdsal@att.net "...I served with VP-1 (1960-1962) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska, Naval Air Maintenance Training Group at NAS Millington, Tennessee (1963-1964). Attended Memphis State University (1964-1969), married (1964) and have two daughters. I retired as investment advisor with Merrill-Lynch and operated ad agency for 35 years..." [27APR2013]

BURGAMY, AE2 Charles T. bosnret@yahoo.com "...I was member of VP-28, Hawaiian Warriors, March 1960 to April 63. Left as AE2. Aircrewman in crews 4 and 1. Great to see all of these names from the past. VP Navy was so unique, memories forever..." [19JUL2007]

BURGER, David F. cobra671@ix.netcom.com "...airframes crew 87-90 VQ-2 RULES..."

BURGER, AMEC Randy krip@pacbell.net "...My first P-3 squadron was VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1974-1978. I was there when we change the squadron logo from the SIX-SIX dice to the Liberty bell. From 1978-1982 I spent 4 fun filled years with VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California, after-which against my will I spent 5 years tail-hooking. Fortunately, I was able to spend my last four years back in P-3's at VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California. To all my old buddies who are still around drop me a line some time. It would be great to hear from you..." [01MAR99]

BURGERT, Arvine J. mattisan.1@netzero.net "...Served with VP-44, 70 - 73, ASW sensor operator CAC 9, NAS Brunswick, Maine. Many wonderful memories and experiences as aircrew. Collateraled in the OPS Dept typing flight schedule. Great deployments to NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NAS Bermuda, with many stops along the way including England, Italy, Crete, Sicily, Barbados, and even Grand Turk. I thoroughly enjoyed the P-3 and get excited every time I see one. Regards to all Shipmates..." [03FEB2007]

BURGESS, AMH3 Allen brgss50allen@aol.com "...I served with VU-1 and then in VC-1 from 1993 to 1965. I currently live in southern California..." [25JAN2010]

BURGESS, AW2 Chet chet@cburgess.net "...I served with VP-24 (1968-1969) as Jezebel Operator on Crew-12. We participated in the search for the Scorpion, and also flew Project Beartrap missions during 1969 on the first operational deployment of a Soviet Yankee-class SSBN into the Atlantic Ocean..." [31OCT2014]

BURGESS, AMHC CLIFF cburgess@mwr.is "...WAS IN VQ-2 FROM DEC-90 TO JAN-94. CURRENTLY WITH THE STATION P-3 IN ICELAND..."

BURGESS, John "Bandit" Johnnybluehair@AOL.com "... I served with VP-49 at NAS Bermuda from March 1956 to December 1957. I was a "RampRat" working for Chief "Redeye". I am looking for Mike McClellan (from Ohio), Bob Brown (VP-45 from Pennsylvania) and Bob Williams (from Scranton, PA). I'm getting old so any help would be very much appreciated..." [BIO Updated 04JUL2010 | 01AUG2000]

BURGESS, AW3 Mike einsteinnc7@hotmail.com "...I was in the AW Shop with VP-17 from December 1989 to August 1993. I was SS1 on crews 1, 2, and 10. Have since graduated from college and been teaching 7th grade Math and Science for 4 years now. Love it! Married for 8 years and living in NC. Drop me a line!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24APR2004 | 06JUN99]

BURGESS, Richard R. rburgess@navyleague.org "...Managing Editor of Seapower Magazine, published by the Navy League of the United States. Reports on all U.S. Navy subjects and naval aviation at large. Retired Naval Flight Officer. Commissioned through NROTC in 1975. Flew in P-3 maritime patrol aircraft for VP-9 and VP-45; staff officer for Commander Carrier Group 4; training officer for USS George Washington; intelligence analyst at Defense Intelligence Agency; and editor of Naval Aviation News. Editor of two books: U.S. Naval Aviation (2001) and The Naval Aviation Guide (5th ed., 1996). Co-author of two books: P-3 Orion in Action (2004) and US Navy A-1 Skyraider Units of the Vietnam War (publishing in 2009). Author of numerous articles on naval aviation history and the Soviet Navy. Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence, Defense Intelligence College, 1983. Bachelor of Aviation Management, Auburn University, 1975. Graduate studies in military history, Old Dominion University, 1996-1997..." [E-Mail/BIO UPdated 12SEP2008 | 11JUN2003]

BURGETT, Bill burgett@acsalaska.net "...I was AIMD NAS Pensacola, Florida from 1980 to 1981 and VP-90 from 1982 to 1993..." [E-Mail Updated 23OCT2010 | 02APR2006]

BURGOS, AMSC(AW) Carlito "LITO" w5cburgo@cvw5.navy.mil "...Currently with VAW-115 (it seems that I can't get away with PROPS). I was with VP-46 from 5/84 to 9/87 and then after spending my shore duty at NAS Moffett Field, California AIMD, I went VP-40 from 4/91 to 4/92 for final VP Navy tour. I have been in Japan for the last five years, AIMD NAS Misawa, Japan and now serving aboard USS Kitty Hawk. I really enjoyed my years (11 years) working on P-3 aircraft. I kinda miss my own berthing and per diem ... We will be going out AGAIN for FOAL EAGLE / ANNUALEX this fall ... haze and underway ..... By the way, I am proud to say that I am a SHELL BACK now. Fellow Fighting Marlins if you happen to see my comments....please email me. I will be with CAG 5 until August 2002. Later..." [10SEP2000]

BURKE, AMS2 Daryl L. dburke@fermerprecision.com "...I served with VP-10 from 1976 to 1979 with deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAS Bermuda. Worked out of the airframes shop and AIMD. I remember many and forgot alot. I would like to hear from anyone remembering the same. We sure all had a ball - just didn't think of it like it back then. Hope to hearfrom former Shipmates..." [07NOV2008]

BURKE, Dewey motortirke@cox-internet.com "...I WAS IN VP-44 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland FROM 1963-1965. I FLEW WTIH GARY LAKE FLIGHT ENG. LT SKINNER WAS OUR PPC. ANYONE OUT THERE ON THE SAME CREW PLEASE CONTACT ME. THANKS..." [12MAR2005]

BURKE, AMS3 Donnie donnieburke2@gmail.com "...I served with VAW-121 (1976-1979) and a Med Cruise (01/1979-07/1979) aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)..." [29MAY2017]

BURKE, AK John D. burke@tulane.edu "...I served as an aviation storekeeper in VP-56 from November 1973 to May 1977..." [11APR2002]

BURKE, AO1 Kevin kburke69@hotmail.com "...Served with VP-26 from May 1994 to November 1998. Had good and bad times but 4 1/2 yrs!! That was too long!..." [16MAR2000]

BURKE, LCDR Michael meburke24@gmail.com "...I served with VP-60 (1988-1992) as an AW2 acoustic operator and FTS (TAR). Worked in the ops dept. with Clougher, Shoemaker, Lou Brown and Rex Dawson. Now a LCDR mob'd to the HOA as an Intel officer. Miss the flying and the great people. Thanks for the memories!..." [02DEC2012]

BURKE, AW1 Tom Retired tvburke@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-48 (1969-1974) with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, U-U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Agana, Guam (twice), ASATD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1974-1977) to work with fleet introduction of P-3C Update Aircraft, VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal until discharge in 1979. I became an electrician in open pit mining until retirement. I would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [09NOV2012]

BURKE, Thomas M. Jr. flyboy808@aol.com "...I was an IFT in VP-9 from July 1996 till July 2000. I was the primarary NATOPS Instructor prior to my departure to C-1 school here in Pensacola. I enjoyed all 3 deployments and my fellowShipmates. Hope to see you all again in the fleet..." [23NOV2000]

BURKE, William H. chknfarm@arkansas.net "...I served with VP-23 from 1956 through 1958. It was the best time of my life..." [07MAY99]

BURKETT, RM2 Scott "Andy" scott.burkett@paonline.com "...Radioman at TSC/ASWOC NAS Adak, Alaska from 1973-1977, NAS Brunswick, Maine, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1978-1981. That second tour I served as CPW-5 trainer for NavComms from the squadrons and brief/debriefers in the TSC's. Glad to hear from anyone I ran across during those years..." [08MAY2003]

BURKETT, Terry B. tburkett1@austin.rr.com "...I was a member of VP-9 from October 1965 to November 1967 and a member of VP-17 from October 1968 to May 1971. In both squadrons I flew primarily as a radioman (Crew 7 in VP-9 and Crew 10 in VP-17). In May 1971 I transferred to FASTRAGRUPAC Det NAS Moffett Field, California until May 1975 when I joined the Golden Swordsmen of VP-47. This was the best duty of my naval career. We made two NAF Misawa, Japan and one NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment during my time in the squadron. I served with the best Chiefs and AWs in the fleet while in VP-47! In January 1980 I transferred to VS-41, then on to FASOTRAGRUPAC NASNI, and finally NMPC Det NAS Dallas, Texas. I retired 31 Dec 1986. I own and maintain http://www.vp47tribute.com, a web site dedicated to the history of VP-47 from September 1948 to the present. I am interested in communicating with any Shipmate and particularly those from VP-47 of any year. Thanks!..." [E-Mail Updated 20MAR2006 | BIO Updated 19MAR2006 | 19MAY2005]

BURKHALTER, AT1 Jim jburkhal@pacbell.net "...I was one of the origional IFT's for the P-3C's when VP-48 transitioned to the "Charlie" in 71. "Blue Card" Natops Evaluator, Went from VP-48 to VP-31, then finished my Navy Career in VP-9, transfering to the Fleet Reserve in 1980. Would enjoy hearing from old Shipmates, (If anyone knows how to contact AW2 Tommy Burke I would appreciate that information). After retirement, I was an executive in the Computer business in the Bay area for a number of years, and moved to Placerville, CA in 1987 and have been a Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker since that time. In August of 2000 I was priviledged to be a "side Bouy" for Captain J. A. Prescott as he retired from his Navy Career. He was the Nav Com on my first crew when he was a LTjg and we have remained in touch over the years. Fair Winds & Following Seas..." [29AUG2001]

BURKHALTER, Pam bok_bok@email.com "...Attached to VP-11 from 85-88. Those were the good old days, huh? Carl and I are currently living on MCBH. Carl is with VR-51. I take care of our two great kids. Often think of the squadron and great people we met along the way. We are still in touch with a few friends we made while we were at NAS Brunswick. Would love to go back and do it over one more time, if we could(Well-okay, not all of it!LOL!). Love this page and visit it often. Hello and best wishes to everyone..." [14JAN99]

BURKHOLDER, ATC (NAC) Jerry A. Retired burkholderja@msn.com "...Interesting seeing some familiar names. I retired July 1994 after 20 years, 6 months, 3 days. Started out with VP-17 from 1975 to 1978, PMTC NAS Point Mugu, California from 1978 to 1981, and VP-4 Detachment Special Projects from 1981 to 1988 (that's what VPU-2 was called before establishment). That's right Boys and Girls - 8 years. If you haven't figured it out - I am a Plankholder. I finished my career at the Executive Transport Department NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1988 to 1994. I would have to say that the best tour I had was with VPU-2. It was the first command that i was able to truely reach my potential. I was on Crew 12, The Whipped Dogs, for 7 years and don't remember any bad crew members or Detachments (even the 3 months I spent in Masirah). VPU-2 made you feel like you were really contributing something important. Last thought - Jack Lyons and Mike Griffen if you see this E-Mail me. It would be great to hear from you. Aloha..." [01SEP2004]

BURKLAND, Ray rayburkland@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-50 (pilot) from 1971 until 1974. I was the Flight Engineer Branch Officer and Weapons Officer. I rejoined the Reserves in 1975 at NAS Point Mugu, California and finally retired after 20 years and 20 seconds. I am happily retired from Delta Airlines by way of Western Airlines. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27DEC2008 | 31DEC2004]

BURLACE, John V. Vet4Navy@aol.com "...Served with VP-2 from 1968 through 1969..." [09AUG2000]

BURLESON, PR Jerry jgb.mlb@cox.net "...I served with VP-7 (1963) with a deployment to NS Rota, Spain where we lost a crew on May 11th, 1964..." [23MAR2012]

BURLESON, Jim burlesonwldn@aol.com "...I served with VP-42 (1953-07/1955) with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska (1953), NS Sangley Point, Philippines (1954-1955). I was an AD striker (ground pounder) and we were flying the PBM and P5M's. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12OCT2011]

BURMASTER, Ronnie Retired rburmaster7973@att.net "...I served with VX-6 (1956-1959), VP-22 (02/1962-12/1964), NAS Glenview, Illinois (1964-1968), VC-8 (1968-1971), NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1972), VA-86 (1973-1976) and retired 12/1976. The next 28 years with the Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation..." [E-Mail Updated 05AUG2012 | 07JUN2007]

BURNETT, Hartland "Smiley" darsmileyb@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-107 (1957-1958) at NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I would like to contact my old Shipmate Sid Smith..." [13NOV2013]

BURNETT, CDR Joe Retired j_burnett@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-48 (1974-1977) with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Agana, Guam, NAF Misawa, Japan and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines as Nav/Comm - TACCO - Crew-3 - Crew-9, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (ASW Test Directorate), ASWOC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Monterey, CA, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV-51) - Naval Aviation Maintenance Plans & Policy and the Global Positioning System Logistics Support Program Office at Robins AFB GA..." [22FEB2015]

BURNETT, Larry larry2372@aol.com "...I served with VP-5 from March 1984 thru March 1987. I was a NAV/COM on Crew 7 and Crew 2, becoming the TACCO on Crew 2 with Lt. Dave Gilliland, USN (PPC). Ground duties included Line Branch Officer, ASW Tactics Officer, and AW Division Officer. Later, I did my DH tour in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with VP-17 from September 1992 thru October 1984. Recently, I ran into Sig Johnson (Capt., USNR) who resides in the Severna Park (MD) area, as I do..." [10NOV2009]

BURNETT, AT Smiley darsmileyb@yahoo.com "...I reported to FASRON-7 in 1958. Looking for ex-roomate AT Sid Smith (wife named Gail) from New York. We played on FASRON-7 basketball team and came back to Boston for the Atlantic fleet tournament. Also remember Joe Latzo from Philadelphia. Would like to hear from either guy. Had some great times..." [26APR2010]

BURNETTE, James burnette@sccoast.net "...I served with VP-10 from 1980 to 1981. I was there for almost 2 years and loved my time there. I would love to hear from anyone from this time..." [09APR2006]

BURNETTE, Frank S. Barneysan2@aol.com "...I was in VP-772 Crew 6 from 1950-1951 at NAS Atsugi, Japan. Any of you that might remember me drop me a line on e-mail. Would love to hear from you and share old stories..." [26FEB99]

BURNEY, Robert (Bob) BobBurney@AOL.COM "...I served in VP-5 twice 1963 to 1965. I worked in Airframes Under Chief Friedman, AMS-1 Saienni and AMH-1 Osborne deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and was part of the Cuban Missile Crisis. I returned to VP-5 in 1969 to 1973. I worked in Corrosion Control and finally served as Flight Engineer P-3As, P-3Cs. I left in 1973 and was transferred to VP-50 NAS Moffett Field, California..." [28JUL98 E-Mail Updated 29JUL98]

BURNS, AO1 Barnie ao1p3fe@yahoo.com "...I have been in VP aviation from July 1973 to April 1988 doing inflight Ord duties out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Had alot of fun with VP's VP-24, VP-16, VP-5, VP-45, VP-56, and VP-49. Then out for 8 years and sure missed the flying. Returned in August 1988 to fly with VP-62, still in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Went Flight Engineer in 1999 and now am attached to VP-94 here in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. Couldn't begin to describe the times (both good and bad) I had in the trusty P-3. She always brought me home, sometimes with less than 4 engines, but still brought me home. Wouldn't trade pratforms for anything! Am looking forward to swapping sea stories with old Shipmates. Remember...IYAOYAS!..." [05MAR2003]

BURNS, LCDR Gerald J. (Jerry) Retired lepapere@aol.com "...I served with FASRON-104 from March 1949 through January 1950. I started off as a SN, changed my rate to AN and was promoted to AT3. Married Anita Robillard, Canadian, worked at Elbow Beach Surf Club, 29, December 1949. Still married to that beautiful girl. Retired 1 July 1969 as LDO LCDR. Anyone from that era?..." [20JUL2001]

BURNS, Joe paburns@goinghot.com "...I served VP-46 (1966-1970), VX-1 (1970-1975), VP-49 (1975-1979), VC-1 (1979-1985), NAS Pensacola, Florida (1985-1987), VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1987-1990), and NADEP NAS Alameda, California (1990-1994)..." [25MAR2001]

BURNS, Ken kenjan@peakpeak.com "...VQ-2 was home for two years; Aug. 68-Sep70. Spent 6 months of my first 9 restricted to base. I wasn't bad, just a small town kid turned loose! Aircrew on both the whales and Willys. We lost a plane off the boat in '70 so I then quit the whale business. Hung out with Charlie Orlando, Ken Haggerty, Davy Reynolds, Andy Roberts. T-Town, P2,& P5M were heavens on earth. I'm going middle-age crazy remembering this stuff. I'd have stayed in for Life if they would have left me in Spain but they sent me to Georgia, a most foreign country and a training command to boot!..." [14OCT98]

BURNS, AT Laura lorfires@aol.com "...I served as an AT with VP-22 from 1989 through 1992..." [24MAR2002]

BURNS, Robert H. noriecriswell@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-2 (1963-1966) NS Rota, Spain. I flew EA3B (BUNO: 144852) Number 5 with Dave Hinchy until he left in 1965. Also flew the WV seats 20 and 21 at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I served in all the P's (P-1, P-2, etc.) and then a few others. Was in London when Kennedy was assasinated. Also on served aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59) (1965) and USS America (CV-66) (1965-1966). My granddaughter is helping me with this. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [18JAN2011]

BURNS, Robert J. big2burns@msn.com "...I was in VP-7 from Sept/56 until July/58. Served on two deployments from NAS Brunswick, Maine; NAS Keflavik, Iceland & NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. Departed as a Patrol Plane Commander. Worked in the Aircraft Industry, Army Ammunitions Research Engineer, and NASA as an Aerospace Engineer until 1989..." [14DEC2001]

BURNS, AW2 Stephen M. hoverdub@charter.net "...After aircrew training with VP-30, I served proudly with VP-45 from late 1970 until mid-1972. I was an AW-3 Radar Operator with Alpha Crew 30. I took an early-out for school when VP-45 transitioned to P-3C's. During my tour, we deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and I logged just over 1000 hours in P-3A's. After leaving the squadron, I joined VP-92 in NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts as a weekend warrior and SP2H Aircrewnman until my discharge in early 1975 as an AW-2. I would like to hear from my former Shipmates. I'm in the corporate helicopter aviation business now but have a strong affection for the VP Navy and the aircraft we flew..." [10MAY2009]

BURNS, ATCS Wesley E. Retired wes@cpbid.com "...I served with VP-24 from January 1961 to November 1963. I was discharged on the day President Kennedy was assassinated. I served as a radioman and MAD Operator on LR-8. LT Meyers was the pilot and LT McCullough (I think) Co-Pilot. The only crew members I can remember were AD Harry Windslow, AE1 George Peters and AO3 Fred Knight. I remember the Cuban Crisis flying endless hours rigging ships, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and holding onto the ropes in blinding snow storms to find your way around and the great time we had in Norway, can't remember the base we flew out of but it was a young man's dream. I spent a year and a half in civilian life and then reentered the service in 1965. My career was as ships company aboard the aircraft carriers Saratoga, Kennedy, and Independence. Ashore I taught at NAMTRADET Oceana. I retired February 1983 as an ATCS. I went on to consult to the US Department of State and US Customs assisting in the flight testing and selection of aviation electronics equipment for their aviation drug interdiction programs in the states and world-wide. Hello to all my Shipmates! If you know where I can get the squadron patch of that time, or emblem, I would appreciate it..." [01APR2010]

BURR, Alex pax2728ab@netscape.net "...I was at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas for 2 months - Jan/Feb 1958, before transfering to ATU-202 in NAS Kingsville, Texas. I don't miss those late night run-ups in below zero weather..." [27AUG2005]

BURRELL, AWC Garold F. Retired garold.burrell@syngenta.com "...I served with VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California, ASWOC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, ASWOC NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex Instructor, VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine and retired (1989). Now reside with family in Boise, Idaho. Son followed footsteps, now RPSC due to retire 2018..." [02DEC2016]

BURRIS, LT David burris@oakharbor.net "...Former AW VP-9, VP-31, AOCS 01-91, VP-6, VP-22, VP-46, WING TEN and currently NAVAIRES NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Would like to hear from the good old boys! Still kicking and approaching my 20 yrs. Lost touch with alot of good people. Would especially like to hear from my Crew 2 buds of VP-9. We were family! Have alot of great memories..." [03OCT98]

BURSHULIAK, Paul Retired pdbursh@comcast.net "...Attended Boot Camp (05/1977) in Orlando, FL, "A" School at NAS Millington, Tennessee, VP-30 (07/1977) P-3 FRAMP, VP-8 (10/1977-05/1982) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with a deployment to NAS Bermuda (01/1978), TAD to AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine Power Plants, VP-8 with deployment to NS Rota, Spain, AIMD NAS Pensacola, Florida in the J-85 Shop, VP-16 (1985) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily, AIMD NAS Pensacola, Florida, T-34B NAVCRUITCOM (08/1989-03/1993), VS-31 (04/1993-03/1997)) at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida with deployments aboard the USS George Washington (CVN-73) as squadron Safety Petty Officer (recieved the Naval Safety Center Award) and retired in March 1997 after 20 years of service..." [22SEP2012]

BUSKIRK, AE2 Arthur Van basshorn@nep.net "...Served with VP-933 as an AE2 from 9/62 to 12/64. Previously drilled with NRSD 4-53/L in Scranton. In January 1965 was transfered out of the area by my employer. I recall AcdutRa in 8/63 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and in 7/64 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I also participated in an ASW exercise at NAS New York, New York in May of 1963..." [27APR2006]

BURST, ADCS Barry Retired barryburst@cox.net "...I started my Navy career in 1979 but didn't get to a VP squadron until I joined VP-23 in 1982 served there until Oct. 1985. Worked for General Offshore Corp, you know that outfit in Hanger 3 in NAS Brunswick, Maine that everyone thought was CIA. I returned to active duty in 1989, after doing sometime as a SELRES in VP-MAU. Became a FE and flew with VP-10 from 1990 until 1993, I then transferred down to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NRL until 1997. My enlistment expired after the detailer offered me nothing but USS out of Norfolk, so I became a SELRES again and affiliated with VP-92. Made Chief in 1998, was recalled to support VP Squadrons in NAS Sigonella, Sicily during the Kosovo Campaign in 1999, VP-10 and VP-16. After that little excursion I found employment on the Staff of Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve in my hometown of New Orleans as the T56 Tech Rep and I began serving with VP-94 from 2000 until I retired in June of 2005. With the eminent departure of the Reserve Air Staff to Norfolk and the dwindling number of Reserve P-3 and C-130 squadrons I decided to take my leave. I am currently a final Quality Control inspector on the External Fuel tank for the Space Shuttle..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13APR2007 | 23SEP99]

BURT, Phil MURBURT@AOL.COM "...I am still at VQ-2 after 4 years "What am I thinking?" Just browsing looking for something to do on leave. all you guys and girls remember Positive energy and feel the love. I love my P-3 family..." [07MAR98]

BURTCH, Dorman Butch@nashvilleyacht.com "...My father, Robert B. Burtch, was a flight surgeon attached to VS-57 in the South Pacific between December 1944 (according to his flight log book) and June 1945 when his flight time was then certified by CASU-12 (Marianas then to Japan). I have a 12" x 12" piece of masonite painted with the image of "The SAD SACK," and signed by 28 members (probably officers) of the squadron including the CO, XO and FO. His stories were colorful and vivid, and I'm interested in learning the History of VS-57 in this theater during WWII..." [27NOV2001]

BURTON, David L. burtd3@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1988 to 1990. I started out as AME Shop Supervisor then Quality Assurence Supervisor..." [14OCT2009]

BURTON, CAPTAIN John "Big" c/o Marc Burton marc@evols.org "...My Father, Captain John Burton, flew 2 combat tours with VP-104 during WWII and is getting ready to celebrate his 93rd birthday on the 17th of this month. Unfortunately his health is very poor and we expect his passing very soon. Several years ago his collection of WWII photos were destroyed in a flood. Should anyone have photos of him during that time my family and I would very much appreciate any email copies you might be able to forward. They are truly priceless treasures of a bygone era. Thanks so much!..." [10MAY2011]

BURTON, Robert N. C/O His Son Robert 'Bob' Burton robert.burton@mildenhall.af.mil "...My Dad, Robert N. Burton, served with VP-22 from 1956-1960 working in the Operations Office. He also went to NAS Adak, Alaska from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He's interested in contacting anyone who can remember him. Contact me and I will give you his address. It's a shame that NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii closed. I went on leave out there in 2000 and stayed at the cabins that are on the beach. They are still open to military and retirees. The cabins were running $45 a day, cheap these days for Hawaii..." [21MAY2003]

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BUSBEE, AE2 Christopher metalsqid@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49 from 1993 until its disestablishment in 1994. I was a non-rated airman at that time, but eventually made AE2 before I got out. I'm just looking to see who may be on here from my squadron. Thanks!..." [18NOV2006]

BUSCEMI, DAVE "RED" dbuscemi@hauns.com "...VP-7 63-66. all deployments. AX3, kiddy cruser. Flew with most all crews. Crashed 65 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, fistfight in cockpit, swarn to silence, if you need to know what realy happend let me know. One JG got screwed good and vanished befor anyone could help! Still in touch with Pitts and Morgan. Morgan found Haskins. I live in NM now. I am in Air Force AUX, KEEPS ME OUT OF THE BARS. teg job-U.S. Government. Contractor, surplus military uniforms and equipment. 3 wifes, 4 kids & grand kids. Here in Alamogordo you can see P2V5s & 7 flying a lot at the local airport. They come to be turned into slurey planes (fire fighting tankers). We have 3 that stay here all the time for are fires. They take off the jets and the mad tail, gut the inside, paint and you got a cheep, fire fighten, slurey, chemical droopin tanker. I was looking over one that just came in and their bigger than they used to be !!!!!!!!!!! They still fly into mountains !!!!!!! Lot of guys I would like to check up on. Lansford & Dee and Dave Burger..." [03MAR99]

BUSCHER, AO3 Jerry Shipmate Pix Circa 1955 jbuscher@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VU-4 (1957-1958) at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia working in the Ordnance Shop and towing targets for the fleet. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 12JUL2017 | E-Mail Updated 13FEB2008 | 22NOV2001]

BUSH, ADJ2(AT) Bill G. bluesalumni3611@earthlink.net "...Served with FASRON-201 from July 1957 and departed August 1959. Would like to hear from anyone who was there..." [E-Mail Updated 15OCT2002 | E-Mail Updated 20SEP2002]

BUSH, ADJ2 Charles E. Shipmate PixCirca 1961 malulani2@hawaii.rr.com "...I served in VU-4 at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia from 1955 thru 1957. Transferred to NAS Alameda, California from 1957 thru 1959. Joined the active reserves and flew with VP-876 until 1961. I also served with the USMCR, 15th Infantry Battalion, Camp Catlin, Hawaii. Would like to purchase a VU-4 and VP-876 patches for my navy flight jacket. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Mahalo..." [BIO Updated 29APR2007 | Updated PIX 28APR2007 | 16APR2007]

BUSH, ADR3 John L. jejo@conninc.con "...I served with FASRON-121 from November 1955 until Mid 1957 when I was transfered toVP-56 at Breezy Point in Norfolk. I came into the Navy with prior service in the North Carolina National Guard. I was a buck Sgt. and came into the Navy as A1c. Made ADR3 while at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. Lived in Pocomoke City with my bride (47 yrs). I am proud to let you know that I served with Old "Pappy" Robert L. Nansteel. He taught me alot and I respected him then as I do now. We are e-mail buddies and I still ask him for advice now & then. I got out of the Navy and enlisted in the Air Force (???) ain't figured that one out yet! It's been many years since FASRON-121 but I remember alot of good times there and working down at Power Plants. I remember a few names. Ronnie Greenly, Avery, J.O Tate Chief Bridges, a Crafton from Texas, Eugene Lux, & who could ever forget Chico Morales.Art Morey from Chelsi Vermont, Commander Johnson ( on who I dashed a cup of coffee) Threw it out the man hole door and he just happened to walk by. Well Shipmates this has been a great walk down memory lane. Got me a Boy and Girl who have given me five grandboy's and I spin a yarn or two to them. Fair winds & calm seas to jou all..." [16SEP2004]

BUSH, ATR/AX2 Laurier Ross lrossbush@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-26, VP-743 and VP-741. I was serving with VP-741 during the Berlin Crisis (1961) and VP-26 durring the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962). After graduating from the University of Florida I was comissioned in the Seabees (CEC). My time with the squadrons was the greatest time of my life..." [19JAN2009]

BUSH, Lyndon leebush@twc.com "...I served with VT-27 (1963-1967) at NAAS New New Iberia, Louisiana and NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and deployed aboard the USS Intrepid (CVS-11)..." [01OCT2014]

BUSH, Milton c/o His Son Milton Bush, Jr. MWBUSH@compuserve.com "...My dad, Milton Bush, worked with VPB-44 and VPB-53 Black Cat Squadrons in 1944-45 on Green Island, north of Bougainville, as the PATSU legal/personnel officer. Then reassigned with VPB-53 to Samar Island. He is now 90 and quite well, wintering on Jensen Beach, FL. Plays golf three times a week. I am working on a short history of Green Island in WW II. Would like to hear stories of others who were there..." [19DEC2001]

BUSHEL, ATN2 Michael mikecfo@roadrunner.com "...I served with VU-1 (1962-1964) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in the Electronics/Guidance ShopVP- VP-778 (1965-1967) at NAS Los Alamitos, California as a P2 aircrew member..." [30MAY2014]

BUSKIRK, Art Van basshorn@nep.net.com "...Served 55-57 with FASRON 108 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Transferred to VP-7 in July 57, just prior to deployment to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. Separated from active duty in Nov 57 on an early out. Later served in reserve VP squadrons at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts. Now retired after 30 years with USPHS/CDC. I have a lot of wonderful memories of the VP Navy and of some great times with friends in Bath, Me..." [24MAR99]

BUSKIRK, Carl "Buzz" Von Jr. [Deceased] c/o His Daughter Nancy Berg naner@silverlink.net or his Son Richard Von Buskirk RNelsonn@cs.com "...My father, Carl Nelson Von BUSKIRK, Jr., served in the USN during WWII with VP-83 and VH-4. My brother has his log book and we decided to do a little research. Dad never really spoke about his time in the Navy...My father, like most men of his generation, spoke little of his personal involvement in that tumultuous time. My three brothers, my sister and I have all, at one time or another, asked my father about those years that so shaped his the lives of his generation. Other than talking about some of the sights he had seen or places he had been, like Brazil and Hawaii, he had very little to say. He made it clear that it was a time of duty and once done, it was time to move on. I know, having my father live me for the last few years of his life, that he served with pride, with honor, and was moved by the various memories that the conflict branded on his heart and soul. He would never speak of battles fought or talk about the fear and horrors common to those men of that era. I don't know of personal loss or tragedy or other elements of the self sacrifice necessary in those days. It was personal to him; those were memories that belonged to him and his generation. My father passed away in 1994. Several years later I found some personal things of his, including a BROWN, cloth covered "Aviators Flight Log Book" with several notations inside and, scrawled in his hand on the front, the letters, in descending order, "VP-83, VPB-83, VB-107, VPB-107, VPB-2(?), VPB-98, VPB-100, and VH-4." I gather these are various squadrons that he belonged to. Over the years some of these letters have faded, as this book is approaching 60 years old. There are several entries in the book, beginning in March of 1942 and ending February 1946. Brevity best describes the remarks column, but the entries give the flavor of locations, duties, and even lengths of patrols, ranging from .2 hours on Jan 18, 1945 ( "Crashed in ocean off Okinawa, Picked up by Flag Plane) to rump numbing flights lasting 16.5 hours ( May 15-16, 1946, PBM-5 lt. Cmdr Sterling, Kaneohe to San Francisco). It is facinating reading. My father saw quite a bit of the world at war and it's aftermath, including flying over Hiroshima, (Nov 4, 1945 PBM-5) and Nagasaki (Nov 23, 1945 same plane)..." [BIO Updated 23JAN2001 | 21JAN2001]

BUSSIERE, George A. Jr. george060148@gmail.com "...I served with OASU / VXN-8 (05/1966-05/1968) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and the USS Essex (CVS-9) (06/1968-04/1969). I waited for about three weeks working in the base AMD dept. until the the USS Essex (CVS-9) returned from a cruise. Once aboard the USS Essex (CVS-9) I was assigned to the COD crew. The ship was in the process of being decommissioned my last 2 months aboard. I left the ship in the beginning of April 1969. My last two months until discharge was spent in Boston, MA going to Welding School under the Project Transition Program..." [04DEC2012]

BUSSIERE, Marc bussieremarc@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 (1974-1977). Great years and greater memories..." [18NOV2010]

BUSTAMANTE, ADJ Armando (Moses) P. armandomoses@aol.com "...I served in VP-17 from 73 thru 75. I was a ADJ and a F/E. In 73 I flew with crew 2 and in 75 crew 3. I left Hawaii in Oct 75 and live in Colorado. I would like to hear from Shipmates that I served with. When I was on the ground I worked out of powerplants..." [06FEB2005]

BUTCHER, AO Beau (Bambam) BTButcher@webtv.net "...I served at VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California from 1989 to 1991. I was an Aviation Ordnanceman and my nickname was Bambam. Being 2200 miles away I was glad to find this web site and be able to visit VX-4 again. I went on two Fallon, NV. detachments, two Nellis, AFB. detachments, one detachment to White Sands and a detachment on the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the fall of 1989..." [27NOV2001]

BUTCHER, Larry shado50@aol.com "...I served with VP-24 as a jet mechanic from 1971 through 1972..." [E-Mail Updated 21FEB2002 | 18NOV99]

BUTI, Joseph otis@beanstalk.net "...I served with VP-21 from 1959 through 1961..." [05JAN2001]

BUTLER, AT2 Bill p2tek@comcast.net "...I served with VP-8 from late May 1959 to July 7th, 1961 at NAS Breezy Point (NAS Norfolk, Virginia). I was "First Tech" (AT2) on the crew of LC-5 P2V. I have a son who is now an ATCS with VAW-126 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia (he finally caught on with a tailhook outfit). Visit my website at http://p2tek.home.comcast.net/..." [BIO Updated 28AUG2005 | E-Mail Updated 21JUN2003 | E-Mail Updated 17FEB2002 | BIO Updated 06SEP2001 | E-Mail Updated 27FEB99 | Updated 03MAY98]

BUTLER, AE3 Douglas doug829@swbell.net "...I was attached to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington VP-2 from April 1959 until May 1962. To anyone who served during that period, please contact me..." [23FEB2005]

BUTLER, YNCS James W. ozonajim@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49 (1970-1973) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAS Jacksonville, Florida including three deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [09DEC2010]

BUTLER, Jerry jbutler25@cox.net "...I served in VS-35 from 1965 to 1968. Went on two WestPac cruises. First cruise in 1965-66 was a A/F Hydraulics trouble shooter on the flight deck night shift, 967 cruise worked as a flight deck troubleshooter and checker on the day shift with Terry McGinnis from the power plant shop..." [12APR2003]

BUTLER, Jim antietam@worldshare.net "...I'm a former AT who was assigned to VS-39 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, l952-55. Looking for any Shipmates of the time and/or anyone who can shed some light on what happened to VS-39 after l955 and before US NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island was closed a few years later. This is a great site!! Anyone know of a similar one for VS squadrons?..." [E-Mail Updated 17JAN2001 | 26JUL98]

BUTLER, ABCM(AW) Joseph Paul Retired jen102574@aol.com "...I have retired from VP-62 on 1 Oct 2005 upon attaining the magic age to draw a pension. I spent 40 years in the Navy and Reserves almost all of the reserve time as a Broadarrow in VP-62. I have met a lot of great people in all of those years and have a lot of fond memories of all of the worldly travels we made. I still live in Jacksonville and retired from the Sheriffs Office also. Drop a line or call 904-764-3878..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14MAY2008 | E-Mail Updated 23JUN98]

BUTLER, PN Larry lmb@seattleu.edu "...Was cool to see the pages on NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I was stationed there from November 1964 to November 1966 Was the personnelman in charge of advancement. Worked in the library, was on the ski patrol, sang in the chapel choir, was a counceler at the summer camp on some island and was in the first out-door theater musical in the play Meet Georgy. Sorry to see that the station is gone..." [18NOV2003]

BUTLER, MS1(AW) LaVina rbd381mgb@digitalexp.com "...Enjoyed taking a stroll down memory lane. People like Cahill, Dyer, Holt, Millbach, Spear, Strand....AMS1 Jim Butler would remember with more memories than I as he worked with all of you in VP-69. I remember the plane crash well at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. It was scary for all of us. Still remember working with all the VP-69 reserve cooks. Keep in touch. Who knows I may be out there in the near future to visit all who stayed..." [07AUG98]

BUTLER, Linden p604b4@persnet.navy.mil "...Thanks so much to all my Shipmates for the fond memories of NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Misawa, Japan and Lisbon! I had the pleasure of being your hospital corpsman (VP-91) from 1981-1984. My fondest memory was my Chief initiation in 1984 at the Chief's Club. I am now retired and working for the Navy Personnel Command in Millingto, TN as the Navy College Fund Program Manager. Drop me a line, would love to hear from you all!..." [09NOV2001]

BUTLER, PR1 Tom Retired pr1usn1@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-45 from 1969 to 1971 and VP-4 from 1973 to 1977 (Av/Equip Shop). Remember well AME1 Anderson, PR1 Smokey Wiggins and AME2 Cal "The human Torque Wrench" Tucker. Retired in Jan 1990 from NATTC NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey as an Instructor at PR "C" School..." [30AUG2009]

BUTLER, Thomas J. tjbutler24@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-45 from '57 to '59, flight crew on LN-6 and LN-10. Currently living in Whispering Pines NC. Would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 04MAR2009 | 14FEB98]

BUTTERFIELD, Walt Butter1942@aol.com "...I served in VP-84 from Dec 1941 to Oct 1943. I was serving in VP-16. My only other VP experience in VP's was in VP-8, from 48 to 50. The rest of my 20 was sent on "bird farms". I retired in Jan 59. I would really like to hear from anyone from those days who I might know..." [13FEB98]

BUTTS, LT Joseph W. "...MILITARY RECORD OF LIEUTENANT JOSEPH W. BUTTS, A-V(N), USNR (RETIRED) - June 17, 1941, Enlisted in US Naval Air Corp. as a Seaman 1st Class in Pueblo, CO. Sent to U.S. Naval Reserve Aviation Base, Oakland Airport, Oakland CA. Soloed in N3N Aircraft. Remained on base till July 23, 1941. Sent to U.S. Naval Air Training Base, Corpus Christi, TX. Appointed Seaman Second Class V-5 on September 23, 1941. Named an Aviation Cadet on October 11, 1941. Appointed Ensign June 12, 1942. With designation Naval Aviator A-V(N). Operational training was in OS2U type seaplanes. Ordered to report to scouting squadron VS-1-D7, NAS Banana River, Florida. On June 27, 1942. We did antisubmarine and ship identification patrols off the coast of Florida. On January 5, 1943 I was ordered to the U.S.S. Iowa Aviation Unit, NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York. We were to outfit the unit with OS2U-3 aircraft, which we ferried from Norfolk, VA. We trained personnel for the U.S.S. Iowa, which was being built in the New York shipyards. On February 19, 1943, I was ordered to the U.S.S South Dakota Aviation Unit, and remained aboard ship until September 10, 1944, A total of nineteen months. I went from Ensign to full Lieutenant, and Senior Aviator aboard. During this period we were attached to the British Fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland, with code name "H.M.S. Black Prince" to disguise our identity. We operated out of Iceland attempting to lure the Von Terpitz (German Pocket Battleship), out of its Norway fjord. In this endeavor we crossed the Artic Circle shadowing a convoy of ships to Spitzbergen, Norway. No luck! We then went to the Pacific, and were involved in the bombardments of Nauru Island, (Gilbert Islands), Ponape (Caroline Islands), Roi-Namur (Marshall Islands), and Saipan (Mariana Islands). We were also involved in the Mariana Turkey Shoot, where we took a 500-pound armor-piercing bomb dropped by a Japanese "Judy dive bomber", which we shot down. Detached from the U.S.S. South Dakota on September 10, 1944, and spent 15 days with a Utility Squadron on NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, flying B-26 tow planes, towing targets for the 5 inch guns on the destroyers for target practice. Assigned to Naval Air Operational Training at NAS Jacksonville, Florida for temporary duty in multi engine aircraft on September 26, 1944. Assigned to Naval Air Operational Training at NAS Pensacola, Florida flying PBY aircraft, November 23, 1944. Assigned to NAS Banana River, Florida for flight training in PBM aircraft, on February 26, 1945. Designated Patrol Plane Commander, May 23, 1945. Assigned to VPB-99 squadron for training my crew. Attached to VPB-100 MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii as a Mariner combat replacement crew, on August 14, 1945. On August 30, 1945, assigned VPB-17 in (NS Sangley Point, Philippines) Cavite, Philippines. We then were ordered to Shanghai, China, and operated from a seaplane tender on the Whangpoo River. We made daily flights on a squadron schedule to Hong Kong south, and to Singtao, China, over to Jinsen, Korea north. We flew cargo, military personnel, and what have you on a daily basis. On January 30, 1946 I was assigned to VPB-212, at Oak Harbor, WA, as flight officer. On May 17, 1946 the squadron was deactivated, and I was released from active duty, and placed on reserve status..." Contributed by EASTMAN, Jack G. vsnavy.org@westnet.com.au WebSite: VSNAVY http://www.vsnavy.org/ [19MAR2006]

BUTZ, Milt mbutz247@yahoo.com "...I was a crew member of VPB-21, Crew 7, an ARM serving in the Pacific from 1944 through 1945. Arrived in Kerrama Retto prior to the Okinawa invasion. I would enjoy hearing from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27JUN2007 | 16JUN2000]

BUTZER, Clay cnbbutzer@aol.com "...I received my wings in November 1953 and joined VP-8 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Worked my way into a left seat job in July 1955. We deployed to the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR twice, and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada along with the various north country bases. I finished my four years and went to the reserves in June 1556..." [26AUG2009]

BUZZARD, Edward 2buzzards@home.com "...I was with VP-2 (65-68) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I was Operations Chief and Career Counselor until they caught up with me, they did not need an ASC in a VP Squadron. Went from there to the USS Hancock, NAS Lakehurst and then back to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I retired in September 1973. Sure was a fine squadron, good Officers and Men..." [E-Mail Updated 13OCT2001 | 15DEC99]

BUZZI, AMMF2 Robert L. "Buzz" robalbbuzzi@aol.com "...I was stationed at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii serving with Hedron, FAW-2 VPB-200. I was a crew member AMMF2/c flying on PB4Y2 and PV-2 Ventura aircraft. I would like to hear from any crew members serving during WW2 between 1944-1946. Crew mates called me "Buzz"..." [12JUL2001]


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