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Memorial Picture "...DRUHAN, Eugene Ray...My father, Eugene Ray Druhan, was a member of VP-23 NAS Opa-Locka, Florida, in the early 1950's. He wanted so to go to the Reunion in 2002 but was unable to. I remember him saying how he missed the days of "Flying Into The Eye Of The Hurricane". He spoke so fondly of his crew members. Unfortunately I lost him September 26th, 2003. He now is Flying High with the Lord. He was such a man of honor and integrity. I am so proud to be his daughter. Thank you!...Patty Druhan Chase ascojoca@aol.com..." [19AUG2006]

Memorial Picture "...DRYDEN, George Donald...My father, George Donald Dryden, served with VP-10 (1952) from NAS Jacksonville, Florida to a href="nasbrunswick.html">NAS Brunswick, Maine. I would love to hear from any of Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by Eric Dryden littlelaurelfarm@gmail.com [25APR2017]


DRAKE, Dan ddrake@erols.com "...Dan Drake aka "Super Duck" formerly AWA2(AC) USN, VP-5 Crew 1 -- FEB66 through DEC68..."

DRAKE, CMC Frank "Paco" Retired frankdrake44@yahoo.com "...Served in the US Navy from 1962-1990, retired as Command Master Chief of NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida. Some of my best memories are when I was in VP-24 (66-69) with the likes of Charley Mulligan, Harry Fletcher, Herb (Hub) Bradley, Les York, Tiny McCormick, LT Edgar, LT(jg) Ryglowski, and so many more. Am looking forward to the Squadron Reunion in Baltimore in Nov 07. Hope to see all of you there..." [14JUL2007]

DRAKE, Jay JAY1929@webtv.net "...I was transferred to Patrol Squadron TWO from Boot Camp in San Diego in November of 1948. I remained in VP-2 my entire 4 year enlistment. The Squadron went from NAS Miramar to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington later to NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Back and forth to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. went to Okinawa during the Korean war. I was a Plane Captain the last coulple years. A typhoon was headed to Okinawa and I was in the Squadron Commanders crew and he was the last to fly out of harms way. Taking off was a little scary as the storm was almost right on us. I was discharged in Sept. 1952..." [11JUL2001]

DRAKE, CDR John "Charlie Duck" / "Harvy Mallard" Retired jdra45@icloud.com "...I served with VP-49 (06/1971-08/1974 and 06/1980-03/1982). It was during this last tour that Jay R. Beasley stuck me with the moniker "Charlie Duck." Prior to that, I was often referred to as "Harvy Mallard", courtesy of Joe Harford ;). I also had tours at VT-31 as an Instructor Pilot, FASO as an ASW Instructor and 2F87 instructor. My last VP Tour was 1982 to 1984 as the CPW-11 Admin O. I left NAS Jacksonville, Florida for DC and Navy Recruiting Command (CRUITCOM) where I retired in 1988. I see some VP- guys locally from time to time but would love to hear from old Shipmates. I am currently retired living in Lakewood Ranch, Fl with my beautiful Wife, Carole..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20FEB2018 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 03AUG2011 | 09APR2007]

DRAKE, Scott (Shinnin Times) damnphoneguy@aol.com "...I served with VP-50 from the spring of 1977 through 1980 in the Tweet Shop and with Crew 9 (FTN). I was an Aircrew Instructor with VP-31 from 1980-1983..." [26JUN2002]

DRAKE, AE1 STEW Retired trlsnd@hcn.hcnews.com "...I JOINED GUMGRU#2 IN NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. 08/56 AS AN AEAN JUST OUT OF A SCHOOL IN NAS Jacksonville, Florida. MADE THE TRANSISTION TO GUMSRON#2 IN 1958 MOVED TO ROOSEVELT ROADS, PR IN JAN.1959. LEFT SQUADRON IN JULY 1959 FOR BROOKLYN, N.Y. AND DISCHARGE. RE-ENLISTED IN 10/59 AND RETIRED MEDICALLY IN 1969. CMD BRAUN WAS THE EXO IN 1956-58 & SKIPPER WHEN I LEFT. WE HAD FJ'S, F9F2, 5, 6,& 8'S, T-28, TV-2'S, ADW-1, JD, P2V, & A HELO. ALL TOLD 46 AIRCRAFT. JUST SOME HISTORY ON THE START OF VC-8..." [14AUG98]

DRANE, AB John T. havenofrest@dnet.net "...My father, John T. Drane served on the USS Pine Island (AV-12) as an Aviation Boatswain Mate somewhere from 1/44-1/46 when he was discharged. I am interested in finding someone who may have known him or may have any pictures. He is now 88 and we are presenting him with his metals. He is going into a nursing home and I know this would mean a lot to him and the family. Thank You..." [28AUG2007]

DRANK, ARM2 George drank@juno.com "...I joined Composite Squadron Six (VC-6)in April 1944 and remained in the squadron until it was decommisioned in October 1945. I was an ARM 2/C, and flew as a radioman/radar operater in TBF and TBM aircraft. Our squadron was deployed on the USS Tripoli (CVE-64) twice, once on the USS Core (CVE-13), and once on the USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60). We were engaged in anti-submarine warfare in the Atlantic..." [15NOV2001]

DRAPER, CDR Jack Retired jaripper@hotmail.com "...Retired 20 years 4 years at VR-22 1960-64 rest as a reserve at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Stayed in VR on the C-118. Heard some info from the VR lads at their VR Reunion the Air show at Thermal CA. I was there showing off our (CAF Goup one San Diego) SNJ-5's new paint job. I live in San Diego and NJ and New Zealand. Fly the SNJ-Harvard at air shows in SAN ann NZ. Going to have lunch with Herb Montgomery on Monday 12/10. Should be great catching up on names. Info wanted on Jack Jackson and Nancy, Arch Hood, Steve Sweeny, Dick Blackwell,Millsy and Capt Hoel ETC..." [11DEC2004]

DRAPER, TD2 Richard rldd178@aol.com "...I served with VR-7 (1958-1961) and helped run the Connie Simulator. I would like to get in touch with TD1 Brigham..." [25OCT2012]

DRAYER, AT1 Donald E. "DROOPY" drayer_de@yahoo.com "...I was in VQ-2 from 25 OCT 79 until 15 SEP 87. I left the service for about 5 years and then re-entered. I guess you know that I went floating then, on the JFK Good Ole Big John. It was only a temporary thing though an then I thought I'd like to return to NS Rota, Spain. Well don't you know that the detailers thought different. I went to Security Police training at Lackland AFB then on to Sunny NAS Sigonella, Sicily. After a short three years there and leaving more Shipmates behind I was finally granted by the graces of BUPERS a billet at the beloved "Q". That is right now I arrived the 12 of FEB 1999 and hope that I'll be able too retire from the "Q" in the next three years or so. Most whalers from the past know me as "DROOPY" or just plain DROOP so if somewhere in your mind you've thought about what happened to me sent me an E:mail and we will talk..." [28JAN2000]

DREESZEN, Robert rdreeszen@starband.net "...VAW-11 Det Tango Yorktown 1963 Det Echo BonHomme Richard 64..." [13JAN2005]

DREHOFF, AOC(NAC/AW) Dan Retired aocretireddan94@hotmail.com "...I started flying P-3s in VX-1 (78-80), transfered to VP-24 (80-83), then Aircrew Ordnance instructor in VP-30 (83-86). Went back to sea duty in VP-45 (86-89). I flew with the best crews in the P-3 community and enjoyed working with some of the best AO's around. I stayed involved with the Patrol community as the LCPO of the Weapons Dept. at NAS Bermuda (89-92). Retired in 94 while attached to Naval Aviation Depot Operations Center (NADOC), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [06AUG2001]

DRESSEN, Randy rdressen@juno.com "...I served in VP-11 from 2/66 to 11/66 and then moved on to the USS Forrestal CVA-59..."

DRESWICK, John jdrez@aol.com "...I was a NAV/COMM and TACCO in VP-48 from 4/81 to 4/84. Flew with Crews 2 and 5 during deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (1981), NAS Adak, Alaska (1982) and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (1983). Recently retired this summer and am enjoying life on the right coast. Had a great time in VP-48 with one of the more interesting bunch of JOs you would ever see, aka. Bob Carroll, Bob Dutton, Rick Packer, Ken Rowan, etc. We all lived to tell about it! Would enjoy hearing from past Boomers..." [28DEC99]

DREW, John drewjhrt@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-73 from April 1942 to August 1943. Iceland, Bally Kelly, that place in England and NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. ASDEVLANT NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from September 1943 to April 1945. PBM-5, transition training, NAS Banana River, Florida, May 1945 to July 1945. VP-27 Sasebo, Japan, September 1945 to January 1, 1946. Regards..." [21FEB2002]

DREWS, Richard acamper1@earthlink.net "...I served with FASRON-10 (1952-1953) at NAS Moffett Field, California. I worked in Hanger 2 Electroncs Lab..." [07MAY2017]

DREYER, AO3 Gale F. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=3142 "...AO3 Gale F. Dreyer, USN - NFL Number: 3142 - Date of Birth: 10/3/1926 - Date In: 9/5/1944 - Date Out: 2/14/1952 - City, State: Kettering, OH - School Attended: Elliot Sch. Busins - Aircraft Flown: SNB, B-25, PB5Y-2 and PBM - Ship or Unit: VP-40, VPB-122 and VP-HL-7 - Pilot Desg.: 1st Ordnanceman - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Korea - Associations/Service Organizations: Antioch Temple Shrin ROJ Court 10 Ohio Lions Club Masonic Lodge - Highest personal decoration or award: Air Medal - Significant Achievements: Chaired hospital fund drive - shrine (3yrs). Director, ROJ-2002. President, Lions Club. In Memoriam? No..." [03DEC2005]

DRISCOLL, AE1 Bob Retired bobbyd1050@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 (1971-1974), VP-93, VP-68, VP-92 and retired (2000)..." [29JUN2014]

DRISCOLL, Darrin c130fixr@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1995 to 1999. I am now in the great white north with VR-62. I would love to hear from some of ya..." [27MAY2004]

DRISCOLL, Fred R. FredRedskins@cs.com "...I served in VP-8 from 1973-1976, and again from 1979-1983. Made deployments to NAS Bermuda, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and NS Rota, Spain. I was an AEI and ran the electric shop before transfering to QA. I left the squadron in 1983 for recruiting duty (NRD Boston). I made Chief in 1985. From 1986-1989, I was in VF-33 at NAS Oceana. In 1989 I transfered to HSL's at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Served onboard USS Ticonderoga (CG-47) and USS Yorktown (CG-48). Retired from AIMD NAS Norfolk, Virginia in 1995. I'm currently teaching US History and US Government at New London High School in New London, CT..." [13JAN2000]

DRISCOLL, AWCS George E. Retired gdriscol@gis.net "...Joined June 1960. Attached to VS-912. Crewed in S2Fs for two years. Eventually attached to VP-913, VP-917, VP-63Z-3, and VP-92. Qualified in all of the various versions of P2s that NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts had. Qualified in P-3A, P-3, and P-3C. Retired in 1993 after 33.5 great years. Hello to all you old geezers who are now retired and to those still attached to VP-92..." [06JUN2000]

DRISCOLL, Jim jgdriscoll@comcast.net "...I served with VP-10 from 1978 to 1979 (deployed to NAS Bermuda). I worked in the line shack, now an A&P mechanic for US Air..." [18JUN2004]

DRISCOLL, Russell storekeeperak@yahoo.com "...Stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine (67-69) supply. Remember the P2's & P-3's. Great planes. Remembered when VP-26 lost plane in Viet Nam (In Memorial for lost friends Crew EIGHT "Lost at Sea" 05 FEB 68). Tragic lost. THANK YOU to ALL veterans and safe journey in your life..." [01JUN2007]

DRIVER, JOHN M. masterc@mindspring.com "...I served in VAHM-10 from July 1958 until April 1959 as an AT2. I was on a "kiddy cruise" and I elected not to re-enlist for the kodiak deployment. Later , I did reenlist and retired in 1980 as an AVCM. I remember guys like BT Owens , the Knutson brothers , AT2 Near and others. I enjoyed my time in the squadron especially the poker games..." [09AUG99]

DRLLEVICH, Paul PDRLLE@MSN.com "...I served with ZP-4 Weeksville NC from 1956-1957. I would like to hear from others of the same era..." [29AUG2002]

DROLET, Ken kendrolet@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49..." [29NOV2012]

DROUSE, AW2 Edward (SS-1/2) Shipmate PixCirca 1988 jedrouse@netzero.net "...I served in VP-5 from July '87 to Apr '91. Was assigned to CAC-7 as a SS-2 for NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment. I was the SS-1 on CAC-8 in NAS Bermuda. Had alot of wild times with this squadron! I left active duty and served in VP-93 from JUN '91 - SEP '94. Went from flying Update IIII P-3C's to P-3B's 'Superbees" A/C. Good squadron with a 'work hard/play hard' philosophy. One of the best kept secrets in the Navy. Miss the "Sunday Musters" at the 'Molehole.' Rolled into VP-68 in OCT '94 upon disestablishment of VP-93. About half of the "Detroit Crew" airlifted to NAF Andrews, Maryland until we shut the lights off there in NOV '96. Made my first NAS Keflavik, Iceland det with VP-68. After shutting down VP-68, got orders to VP-92 at NAS Brunswick, Maine in DEC '96. I drilled there until JAN '98 when I went IRR. Re-affiliated with the Naval Air Reserves in OCT 2004, got orders to VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Currently serving proudly as a "Broad-Arrow" in the ASW capital of the fleet..." [PIX Added 31DEC2004 | BIO Updated 02DEC2004 | 16DEC2001]

DROZEK, AT2 Edmund edrozek@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-1 on NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from March of 1961 to November 1963, leaving as an AT2. This included two tours to NAS Kodiak, Alaska/ NAS Adak, Alaska as crew on YB1 (a P2/V-7F). Our crew received the "ASW Crew of the Year, 1962" [I was an AT3 at that time]..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 26SEP2001 | 12SEP2001]

DRUM, David dldrum@roadrunner.com "...I served with the Crazy Cats (06/1971-Disestablishment 1992). I was in the Engine Shop with Tom Atwell and Chico Caldera. Made a lot of maintenance flights to the Philippines and Japan. Went to Long Tanh after the unit stood down and packed up U-8's for shipment back to the states. I am a retired cop from Statesville, N.C. and former Director of Security for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. in Mooresville, N.C..." [15JUN2012]

DRURY, AT Brian A. badrury@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-11 (1988-05/1992) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland (11/1988-05/1989) and NAS Sigonella, Sicily (06/1990-12/1990). I was TAD to AIMD 640. Maintained everything in 640!..." [09JUL2012]

DRURY, Richard S. rdrury89@yahoo.com "...I was a P-3 FE serving with VP-10 in the early 80's and then VP-90 as a blue card holding FE till I got out in 1990. I would like to hear from any fellow Shipmates..." [18JAN2009]


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