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Memorial Picture "...FORBUSH, Charlie...Charlie Forbush passed away May 24th, 2002 and will be buried at Arlinton National Cemetary on June 26, 2002. Charlie was originally in Com Unit 38C and was a plank owner in VQ-1. Moved with the squardon to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and was trasfered out in 1956. One of the good old boys. I'll sure miss him. Best regards...Harold Warner madfoxme@aol.com..." [08JUN2002]

Memorial Picture "...FORD, John W...My Dad, John W. Ford, served with VH-2 on the plane Ring Dang Doo. I'm not sure how long he was on it. He passed away on November 16, 2005 and I just happened across this information...Ronnie Ford ref52@cox.net..." [09JUL2006]

Memorial Picture "...FOSTER, Brent Dean...I would like to let the community know that my father passed away July 28, 2017...Dad served with VP-22 (1963-1965), VP-31 (1966-1969), VP-50 (1973-1976) and VC-3..." Contributed by Tyler Foster tylerfoster68_82935@yahoo.com [19JUL2018]

Memorial Picture "...FORT, ENSIGN Howard...I want to report that ENSIGN Howard Fort, who also served in VPB-61 at the same time, passed away a few years ago. We were good friends and I miss having his friendship..." Contributed by CLAYPOOL, AOM1 Kenneth mkennethclaypol@netzero.net [19JUL2014]

Memorial Picture "...FOSTER, "Dick" E...My father, Richard "Dick" E. Foster, USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39), West Covina, CA - born 07/04/1930, passed away 06/03/2006. Services Sat 06/24/2006 in West Covina, CA contact daughter Geneva 626-338-6645...Geneva Porch computist999@yahoo.com..." [20JUN2006]

Memorial Picture "...FOTTRELL, LCDR John...It is with regret that I inform you of the death of LCDR John Fottrell. Lcdr Fottrell was Ops Officer for VP-28 during the 1956 NAS Kodiak, Alaska to 1958 NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands deployments. After retiring from the Navy LCDR Fottrell spent many years as a teacher in the New York School system. He was a mentor to many men who either made a career as a Naval Aviator or Airline pilot...Bob Self bobself@clearsurf.com..." [29FEB2004]

Memorial Picture "...FOUNTAIN, ADR1 Edward F. (Slim) Shipmate Pix...Robert "Jamie" Jamison...My Dad, ADR1 Edward F. (Slim) Fountain, passed away. Dad served with VP-48 from 1966 until he retired from the United States Navy in 1977. He left the Navy and became a Police Officer in Valdosta, Ga. Dad spent 20 years with the VPD before cancer took him from us. I got a computer in December 1999. I was playing one day and just for kicks I typed in VP-48, to make a long story short, I emailed the site, Lee Anderson returned my email. I received the email on Sunday morning.I took the email to my parents house and that afternoon my parents had a computer. Dad was so happy to get and send emails to old "Shipmates" I just want to thank everyone in VP-48 for for caring enough to keep in-touch with the family!...Ken Fountain janhart38@earthlink.net [22APR2003]

UPDATE "...Slim went to VP-48 in Feb/March, 1966. He was in VP-48 when they were with the P5M's then transitioned over to P-3's. He became a Flight Engineer and flew until he retired. He retired from VP-48 in December 1971.He then went to work for the City of Valdosta as a police officer. He retired in 1994 due to illness and passed away April 19,2002. Slim loved VP-48 and the Navy life...Shirley Fountain slimbaby@bellsouth.net..." [01JUN2003]

Memorial Picture "...FOURNIER, Dennis...To all you Crazy Cats out there, I have a bit of bad news. One of your comrades, Dennis Fournier, just passed away from cancer this weekend 12/3/99. I worked with Dennis at Lockheed Martin in Denver CO. We found out, that while I was in the Navy, stationed at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-31, from June 1969 to Jan. 1972, he went through the P2V training there. He found a P2V Neptune book in a hobby store and we spent may hours talking about our adventures with that bird, espically after we found this web site. I am not sure if he contacted any of you guys via Email, if he did, I am sorry to give you the bad news. Dennis was a great guy and I will miss him...Dan Schneider schneidr48@aol.com..." [24MAR98]

Memorial Picture "...FOX, Edward Cress...My father, Edward Cress Fox, served as a pilot with VPB-133 and VP-4. Dad passed away in late October 2000. He rarely spoke of the war. I have his service photo with various campaign medals that proudly graced our home during his lifetime and I know that he was proud to have served his country in its time of need. I am most beholden to you for your efforts to keep alive the contribution of men like my father and I have directed my own children to your website so that they may learn more about the sacrifices made by so many so that we might continue to enjoy the many freedoms we have today...Timothy E. Fox foxt53@bigpond.com..." [13FEB2003]

Memorial Picture "...FOX, CW03 Eugene W...My father, CWO3 Eugene W. Fox, passed away in 1964. Dad served with FASRON-101 (1955-1956). Dad and my mother married at the chapel on NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Dad was transferred to NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1956) and retired (1958) after 26 years in the Navy..." Contributed by Ann (Fox) Price daisylady1@cox.net [09JUN2012]

Memorial Picture "...FOX, Paul...My father, Paul Fox, served aboard the USS Albemarle (AV-5) through 1946 and was present at Operation Crossroads. I have the Official Pictorial Record, his Navy photo (in uniform), his uniforms including cap, and the official post card issued by the Department of the Navy with the official seal imbossment on the card. The post card features a drawing of the atomic blast with the words printed on the top: "Rendezvous with Destiny-Bikini Atoll, 1946." On the bottom: "Glad to be Aboard, Sir!"..." Contributed by Paul Fox paul-fox@sbcglobal.net [26MAR2013]

Memorial Picture "...Shipmate Pix FOYTLIN, AMM2 Lewis Francis ...My dad, Lewis Francis Foytlin, served with VP-105 as a Plane Captain stationed at NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England. Dad arrived 14 Aug 44 and flew with Crew-37. He flew anti sub patrols till the end of European actions. Just this year I had the opportunity to take a trip to NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England. And I was able to stand in the same foot steps as my dad. It will always me memorable. Thanks to David Sharland of http://www.dunkeswellmemorialmuseum.org.uk/ - I was able to locate the exact hardstand location (meant so much to me) that Dad's picture was taken..." Contributed by Dave Foytlin dfoytlin@nc.rr.com [04SEP2013]


FOGARTY, William "Fogman" wmf3@charter.net "...I served as PPC, PPMC, PMCF pilot with VP-4 from August 1988 to November 1991. I flew with Crew 3 and Crew 6. Loved the NAS Adak, Alaska and NSF Diego Garcia deployments. Carole, William IV, and Katie are great here with me in St. Louis. I am busy flying the Learjet models 35 and 55 and working on our new house. Drop me an E-mail anytime..." [E-Mail Updated 03JUL2010 | Updated E-Mail 27OCT98 | 10SEP98]

FOGG, AMMF2 George goflya5@hotmail.com "...I served with VPB-21 (VP-MS-11) from December 1945 to March 1947. I hope to make Reunion in 20O7. It would be great to BS with someone that served with me (Hong Kong, NAS Agana, Guam, Shanghi, Tsingtao, PI, Okie and Sasebo)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03JAN2007 | 21NOV99]

FOGG, Robert c/o David Nuss edave@lava.net "...My uncle, Robert Fogg, served as a celestial navigation trainer aboard the Privateer from NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, in '45-46. He is not on the net but would be interested in making contact with others who served then & there. I will pass any contacts on to him. We visited the NAS last weekend and it was a fair bit different, but he was very happy to go there for the first time in 50 years! Thanks for maintaining this site, I'll visit again later and in more depth from home (I'm an Army pilot on temporary duty at Ft. Rucker)..." [26MAY98]

FOGLE, ATR2 W. T. "Frog" papafogle@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-56 (1965-1970). I flew as a Julie/Jezebel Operator on the P2 and a Inflight Electronics Technician and Radar/Electronics Technician aboard the P-3 and VP-30 (1970-1972) at NAS Moffett Field, California as an Inflight Instructor and Cypher Configuration Specialist..." [11JUL2017]

FOGLER, AVCM Dennis dengayle@cox.net "...I served with VP-91, VP-68 (05/1970-02/1975) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, "B" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (01/1975-10/1975),VP-64 (10/1975-01/1976) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, ResAswTraCen, VP-68 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, AIMD NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (01/1982-10/1983), VAW-78, NAS Norfolk, Virginia (10/1983-11/1986) and retired. I am now living in Virginia Beach, VA and would to like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 31MAY2013 | 21SEP2012]

FOGLER, AMM2C Nathaniel "Ned" nfogler@tampabay.rr.com "...I served with VP-1 when it was first formed (I believe that was in 1945) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. We were transfered to San Ysidro, San Diego, California, then NAS Miramar, California. We had two Boeing PB-1 Flying Fortress (PB1W)'s. The old B-17 with the radome on the under side and eguipped with APS24 radar gear. We were transfered to Guam, Siapan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and finally Tsingtoa China. I was discharged as in 1948 as an AMM2C, went through college on the gi bill and ended up as 1ST. LT in the Air Force Reserve. I never went on active duty in the Air Force. MY MOS was Aircraft Mmaintainence Oofficer. I spent 6 years in the Navy, went through AMM School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and then advance AMM School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I was assigned to Ships Service at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island when I was assigned to the newly formed VP-1. We were commanded by Big Red McDonald and I was his Flight Crew Chief..." [01DEC2008]

FOLCIK, Chas aka Fearless Fosdick willyfudd@msn.com "...After ATN "A" School I reported to VAW-12 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island in August of 1962. VAW-12 moved to NAS Norfolk, Virginia that fall. In October of 1962 I flew into NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and was put on a Tin Can and then Highlined over to the USS Independence. Back to Cuba on the USS Saratoga in December 1962. Summer Med cruise on the USS Saratoga in 1963. Carrier qualifications on the USS Forrestal in Nov 1963 where I witnessed the only time in history that a C-130 operated off an aircraft carrier. Med cruise and World cruise on the USS Enterprise in 1964. I logged almost 600 hours and 161 Carrier Landings as an Aircrewman in the E1B "Willy Fudd"..." [11OCT2002]

FOLEY, Arthur arthur.foley@navy.mil "...I served with VP-64 (1975-1977). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [01OCT2011]

FOLEY, AX3 James P. Diggajim@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-21 from 1965 to 12/1966. I was with LH-3..." [08AUG2001]

FOLMSBEE, Ken pulpitpounder1@juno.com "...I served in VP-8 from 3/71 to 3/74 as YN3/YN2 mostly as legal yeoman and in admin. Two NAS Bermuda deployments and one to NS Rota, Spain. Glad to find the site. Would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [16NOV98]

FOLSE, Ronald starrron1@bellsouth.net "...I served with VS-822 from 1958 to 1961, COMM 7.61 (ROC) Wings December 1962, VP-42 from 1964 to 1966 at (SP5/SP2E/SP2H) with deployments to JAPAN/ NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam/ NAS Whidbey Island, Washington/Cold Bay, VT-6 from 1966 to 1969, USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) from 1969 to 1971, AFSC 72, VP-16 with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Keflavik, Iceland, MMCO/MO VT 2EX CO DIR AOCS from 1980 to 1981. Retired in Pensacola. Love it!..." [E-Mail Updated 10JAN2010 | 07JUL2000]

FONNER, ADC(AW) Chris ledhed@bellsouth.net "...Served with VP-16 from January 1987 until September 1993. Currently in HS-15 NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [29OCT99]

FONTAINE, John erbarza@neo.rr.com "...VQ-1 79-82, AIMD NS Rota, Spain 82-86, VR22 NS Rota, Spain 87-90, Cal Lab NS Rota, Spain 90-93, VQ-2 93-96, Cal Center NAS Norfolk, Virginia 96-98. Spent "most" of my time in NS Rota, Spain...what good times. Remember Bar Flash Rota? Drop me a line..." [11MAR2001]

FONTANA, AE3 William fontana.wg@me.com "...I served with VP-28 (02/1959-05/1961) and flew with Crew-2 under CDR Miller..." [28APR2016]

FONTENOT, AD1(AW) Rickie J. Retired rjfdube@cox.net "...I served at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (Sea Op Det), VP-6, VPU-2, NATTC NAS Pensacola, Florida, VFA-37 and the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). I am looking for ADC Patrick MILLER. I am now retired and living in Pensacola, FL..." [BIO Updated 08JAN2011 | 02JAN2011]

FONVILLE, Phil pfonvill@mindspring.com "...I was in VP-22, Crew 3 from the spring of '68 till August '70 and made the Naha/ NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and NS Sangley Point, Philippines/Utapao deployments. Hoping to hear from any friends from VP-22 or other NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii squadrons..." [13APR99]

FOOS, AE2 David dafoos2@toast.net "...I served with VP-49 during a 6 month deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1968. Anyone out there that was there?..." [09JUN2009]

FOOTE, Bill 1wideglide@compuserve.com "...I served with VW-1 from 1962-1965 as an ATW-3AC. I loved every minute of it. Interested in any Reunions, etc..." [14NOV98]

FOOTE, Wayne William c/o his daughter Susan Susan6657@aol.com "...flew PB4Y-2 - 1945-46..." [24DEC97]

FOOTIT, AMS1 Charlie gw_footit@commnet.edu "...LCDR Don FIENE was my P.C. on LD 5 (VP-10) from 1959 -1961 when I transfered to VT-9 and left the military in 1962. Wayne Stevens AT1 mentioned by his son was my best man at my marriage and my wife often think of him in our prays along with the other members of CAC 11 we all lost off the coast of VIR. I have seen Chief Yarberry and was glad to read the cmments of former LTJG George Allender on your web site. ANY former crew members feel free to drop me aline I will answer all E mail..." [07MAY2001]

FORBES, Earle M. Jr. foldogcsy44@aol.com "...I served onboard ZP-1 at Weeksville, NC transfering from USS Leyte CVS-32, from Feb 1956 to Sept 1956. The duty was one of the highlites of my 22yrs service. This was probably because I was a Torpedoman and was assigned to the AUW shop. I don't remember many names of Shipmates but one that stayed with me was AMC Willobey AP..." [01MAR2007]

FORBES, Tim xur@mailexcite.com "...I was in VP-5 (77-80) then on to NAS Sigonella, Sicily (80-82)and finally NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (82-85). NAS Patuxent River, Maryland is where I stayed to support the fleet at the type 3 calibration lab. I would like to say hi to all my old Shipmates and hope to hear from some of you soon..." [09JUL98]

FORD, Alvin ACFord1999@aol.com "...I joined in 1979, and served in Squadrons VC-5, VQ-1, VPU-2, and VC-1. I took an early retirement, and I'am now with U.S. Customs in Detroit..." [06JUL99]

FORD, AMSAN Don donald.h.ford@nasa.gov "...I served with VQ-2 at NS Rota, Spain from 1971 to 1974..." [11AUG2009]

FORD, Don donaldtpattyi@webtv.net "...I served VP-19 out of NAS Alameda, California from 1953 to 1956. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11OCT2006]

FORD, AW2(Civ) Glenn glennf@netside.com "...1976 through 1979...

FORD, LT Glenn gwford@whidbey.net "...I am currently MMCO of VP-46. Former AD served in VP-26 81-85, VXN-8 85-88, VP-11 88-93. Looking for any Shipmates especially my Mechs...." [15APR99]

FORD, James D. (Jim) scrat@centuryinter.net "...I was a reservist called back for Trumans year in Sept. 1950. I was originally in VA-7A on the Leyte the 1st time. Got to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VP-28 late in Oct. 1950. Went to Itami with them in 50 & 51. I arrived as a S1C AMM, and left as a ADE3 middle of Dec. 1951. Would love to hear from any one who knew me, or anyone who has a roster of names of the period..." [12AUG98]

FORD, AMSC Ken (Henry) Retired POrion3@aol.com "...I know its mispelled, but someone already has the address.I was a flight engineer with VP-46 (1968-1972), VP-31 (1972-1974), VP-47 (1974-1978), Instructor at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1976-1980) VQ-1 (1980-1984) NAS Memphis, Tennessee and finally a Navy recruiter (1984-1988). Would like to here from anyone inthose squadrons..." [E-Mail Updated 16JAN99 | 20DEC98]

FORD, Kirby kirbyford2003@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-47 (1972-1975) and worked in the AO Shop..." [19JUN2014]

FORD, Lexy lexyford@yahoo.com "...I was a SS2 & SS1 from 80 - 83 on the Dragon's deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Bermuda, and NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I'd like to hear from any Shipmates during that period..." [17SEP99]

FORD, Lyndall C. lford4@comcast.net "...VP-19 from Aug 1959 to Aug 1962. VP-24 from Mar 1966 to Jul 1968. Current residence is in Olathe, Kansas..." [21JAN2005]

FORD, Michael whtmtns7861@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-45 from the Spring of 1980 through the Fall of 1983. This included a NAS Bermuda deployment and two NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployments. I was a sensor station three operator on CAC's 1 and 2. Would love to here from anyone who served in the squadron during my tenure, especially any one from the AW division. I'm planning on attending the Patron Four Five (VP-45/VP-205/VP-MS-5) Association Reunion in Jacksonville in September and would be interested in hearing from any AW's who may want to attend or have location information on other members of our shop. I have had limited communication with ex-AW's McGinley, Steil, Mead, Polley and Hampson. Those were great days and we did important work..no regrets..." [14FEB2008]

FORD, Rex rexford@us.ibm.com "...I served with VX-4 from 1988 to 1990..." [25JUL2008]

FORD, Rich fordflyual@aol.com "...I've been remiss (tough word for a pilot) about staying in touch but can now provide my e-mail address thanks to the wonderful Trons who gave us the computer. Was at NAS Glenview, Illinois for thirteen years, mostly with VP-90 and am very grateful for all the wonderful memories. Tried to retire in 1991 but was in a car wreck during the drill weekend-who thought there was no risk to being a weekend warrior! Finally retired by special request three months later....Glad for the opportunity to stay in touch..." [28MAR99]

FORD, ATCS(AW) Tony fordac@navair.navy.mil "...I checked into the Naval Force Aircraft Test Squadron in July of 1997 and am currently the Command Master Chief. Prior to reporting here at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland I was in VPU-2 1994-1997, NAWC Warminster/ Naval Air Development Center 1991-1994, AIMD NAS Bermuda 1988-1991, and VP-6 1982-1987. Love it here at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland wish I could stay..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 18MAR2000 | 10SEP97]

FOREMAN, AT2 Allen allen.foreman@eurocopterusa.com "...I served with VP-22 (AT2) May 1980 to August 1983 and AIMD Avionics W/C 610. We deployed to NAS Agana, Guam and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I swapped of duty with VP-1 TACAN tech for their deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I left VP-22 on PCS orders to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines AIMD W/C 610. I was discharged April 1985 (still at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines). I have pursued avionics career since discharge and currently employed by American Eurocopter, Grand Prarie Tx. as a Avionics Specialist. I would like to contact AT2 Dan Cannon from VP-22 same time period..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAR2008 | 15MAY99]

FOREMAN, AD Jerry gforeman@venturapd.org "...I served with VX-4 (1988-1990). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [24SEP2012]

FORGIE, Robert (Bob) robertdf@hiwaay.net "...VP-24 1953-1955 AT-2 Batman Radar Alignment Bat Missile. Served at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, Chincoteaque, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, and Marraco. What is thew location and date of next Reunion?..." [14MAY99]

FORKNER, LCDR Carl B. forknerc@cna.org "...NFO serving with VP-24 1985-1989. Deployed to NAS Bermuda (1985, 1988) and NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1986-87). Dets to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, Kinloss, Nordholz, Nimes, and Greenwood. Trained numerous future NAVs/TACCOs while instructing at Mather AFB 1989-1991. Flew with various S-3B and Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) squadrons 1991-1993 while serving as Fixed Wing Ops/Asst ASW Officer at COMCARGRU-1. Flew the LC-130 "Ski-Herc" and HH-1N during DH tour at VXE-6, where I was Asst Personnel Resources Officer, Maintenance Officer, Operations Officer, and OIC of Det Christchurch, New Zealand. Currently serving as CNO N3/N5 Fellow and Deputy Director for Naval Matters at the Center for Naval Analyses. It was good to see everyone at the VP Symposium this April!..." [08JUN98]

FORMAN, Fred W. FForman3rd@aol.com "...I flew with VP-12 (the original Black Cat Squadron) then VPB-17, also Black Cat squadron, during WWII and then VRF-1, VP-661, & VR-7, post war..." [07JUL99]

FORNEY, AW3 Larry doghntr22@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 Crew 10 Radar from 1970-1973. I have coffee from my PATRON 22 Coffee Mug every morning to help remember the good old days! I'm still in contact with several Shipmates from the squadron including AW2 Dave Morgan (Crew 10), AW2 Hugh Longacre (Crew 7), and AT2 Bob Davis (Crew 9). Great to discover the VP-22 WebPage with all the contacts. I will be busy sending e-mail to those of you I knew way back then. Lots of great memories, some we share and some don't discuss with the family now days. Remember - Naminoue (Naha) Dozo with lots of ORION Beer at Club Cindy, Happy's Souvenir Store-Tainan-Taiwan, Hong Kong (5 days R&R-no sleep), NAS Cubi Point, Philippines-Olongapo City PI-Acaupulco Club and San Miguel (on Ice), 12 hour OSAPs in the South China Sea with RONs at Cubi or Tainan (Briar Patch TANGO), Coors Beer runs to NAS Moffett Field, California from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, St. James Infirmary-Mountain View CA, Old Zippo (B#-154594)-2Aug72/ Emerg. Landing at Miako Jima (contact me if your were on this flight), body surfing in Hawaii, Primo Beer (Not), hours and hours of DFWs & TACFAMs, REMOVE BEFORE LAUNCHING and NO STEP signs, and Rick Hawley's cartoons in the 72 cruise book. I would enjoy hearing from others in PATRON 22 during the 70-73 era. Blue Goose Adventures Forever..." [E-Mail Updated 28JUL2002 | 22NOV98]

FORREST, Herbert hlforrest@msn.com "...Looking for crewmates- NAAS Camp Kearny, California August 1945. Christie Allison, Robert Langenberg, George Craighead, William Schloman, Robert Gladney, Michael Lopriori, and Ernest West..." [03FEB2002]

FORREST, Tom goodshorthair@msn.com "...I served with VAW-116 NAS North Island, San Diego, California from October 1969 to September 1972. Made WestPac cruises on the Coral Sea (October 1969 to July 1970) and Constellation (October 1971 - July 1972). Also stationed at NAS Norfolk, Virginia attached to NAMTD-1026 from August 1973 to February 1977. Anyone out there I might know?..." [E-Mail Updated 28FEB2009 | 02DEC2003]

FORSAITH, AT1(NAC) E. R. (DIRTY ED) Retired eforsaith@mediaone.net "...Joined VP-50 as ATSAN 1961. Departed 1963 as ATR2(ac) FFT VP-19. Departed VP-19 6/95 at NAS Adak, Alaska as first tech 151350 FFT. Shore duty NAS Oceana FFT project TRIM NAS Patuxent River, Maryland FFT RVN 02 1968 VAH-21 8/68 FFT RVAH 13 Albany Ga FFT. VF-124 (topgun? ((f8)), VFP-63 FRAMP FFT VAW-14 FFTVAW117 FFT...Retired 10/79..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUN2001 | 27MAR98]

FORSEE, ROBERT bob4c@prodigy.net "...I was in VP-31 from 1967-1969. I was Plane Captain on RP-32. I also ran the Night Gallery for a while. It would be great to hear from some of the old gang..." [E-Mail Updated 03NOV2000 | E-Mail Updated 24NOV99 | E-Mail Updated 18NOV99 | 25MAY99]

FORSELL, PO3 John R. clara12481248@earthlink.net "...I was a member of VP-211 stationed outside NAF Aratu, Bahia, Brazil. Are there any crew members out there? Regards - then 3 Class petty officer..." [25APR2005]

FORSYTH, Gene E. gef001@zipnet.us "...I served with VP-49 from December 1969 to April 1971 as an AE2. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [13JUN2008]

FORT, Frank R. agfrf39@aol.com "...I flew with VPB-119 in PBY2 BUNO: 59677. The squadron was based at nas NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I question the picture about Samar (SEE: VPB-119 Mishap 12 JAN 46). We went there only if a TYPHOON WAS HEADING FOR Manila. We were redesignated as VPHL-9 and we flew our planes to NAS Agana, Guam and turned them over to VPHL-2. The squadron then went back to the States to Miramar, California and we were the first squadron to get P2V2's. I was a crew member in 39326 and the sqyadron was designated VPML-7. After receiving all our aircraft from Lockheed, we relocated to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. It was then redesignated VP-7. SO I HAVE flown with that squadron also with Rocky Rouser from VPB-119, VP-HL-9, VP-ML-7 and VP-7..." [30SEP2006]

FORT, Howard H. pby5a@juno.com "...After receiving my wings in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (01SEP43) I was forwarded eventually to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington to land in OTU-A for training. Shortly thereafter I was assigned to VP-61, LCDR C. J.Eastman, CO. Lt. William Perry Exec. I was assigned to Crew 4, PPC E.C. Lindquist, and PP2P LTjg Jim McIntyre. Only crewmember names I can come up with are: "Mouse", Kammerer, "Jonesy", and Sullivan, our ordenance man. We left NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in February of 1944, stopped at Annette Island the first night, then on to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and then to NAS Adak, Alaska where we spent several days training on Loran. Then to our final destination--Attu. In September our crew was selected to escorgt 3 OS2Us as far as Annette on their return to stateside. What a trip! We received orders to return to Dutch Harbor instead of NAS Attu, Alaska, the squadron had been divided into units. In December we recveived unexpected orders to return to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. We had orders for leave waiting for us, and most of us made it home for Christmas. If this reaches anyone I haaven't been in touch with, please drop a line..." [13AUG2001]

FORT, HM2 FMF Michael J. "Doc" Fort (Sanchez) Shipmate Pix docsanchez@yahoo.com "...I was stationed at the Branch Clinic/Dispensary at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1980 to 1982. Lived a lot of life at that base, fell in love, got my heart broken, made and lost rank, 'supported' the Enlisted Club, made great friends, flew on many aircraft with VR-51, MACG-48, VP-90, and VP-60. God Bless Manuel Chavez, Command Chief of the Clinic. I would appreciate hearing from him so that I may thank him for saving my life..." [10JUL2003]

FORTENBERRY, AM3 Darryl bdfortenberry@gmail.com "...I served with VP-48 (1978-1981). Aftr leaving the Navy I worked on comercial aircraft (1984-2001) for Zantop International Airlines on Locheeed L-188, Convair 680, Douglas DC-8 and DC-9 and now working on aircraft at Robins AFB as civil service since 2001. I am living in my home town of Centerville, Georgia and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [26NOV2015]

FORTENBERY, Ken c/o son-in-law Steve Dunlap sr.dunlap@yahoo.com "...On behalf of my father-in-law, Ken Fortenbery who flew with VPB-214 Crew 10 - seeking any of his old Shipmates and crewmembers. Also, he's looking for Official US Navy crew photos and was told they're archived somewhere (in Illinois?)..." [E-Mail Updated 16NOV2010 | 17FEB2000]

FORTMULLER, LT Donald J. Retired fortmull8@aol.com "...I served with VXN-8 on the line crew as ABH3 and utility air crew on the Artic Fox (1975-1976). I can remember Frenchy trying to get me to re-up along with the XO and CO and going to the PO Club to get me to sign. I did with a nice set of orders and a re-enlistment bonus. I retired in 1993 as a LT LDO. My last job was on the USS America as a Launch and Recovery Officer..." [17APR2010]

FORTNEY, CTM1 James "Jim" Retired jamfortney@cox.net "...I served with FASRON-107 (1956-1957)..." [09MAR2016]

FOTHERGILL, Michael mfgill@aol.com "...I served with VP-65 from September 2000 until December 2003. Flew with CAC-3 (CDR Rose and company). Currently on my twilight tour at RATCEN (Retirement Home)..." [26APR2004]

FORTIN, AWC Michael J. "Mike" Retired michael.j.fortin2@l-3com.com "...Hello Screaming Eagles & Blue Sharks of the past...Drop me a line. Well my last 10 days in the Navy was executing a 10 day fly profile in Guam (Valiant Shield) Over 780 hrs flown, 22 crews, 11 airplanes...99.9% mission completion rate. What a way to go out the door! Working in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland now as a test engineer and love every minute of it. I started out in VP-1 (1983 to 1987) then off to CRPW-5 NAS Brunswick, Maine, back to VP-6, 2 yrs on the big E out of NAS Norfolk, Virginia, a beautiful year in NSF Diego Garcia, NAS North Island, San Diego, California to VP-10, then down to sunny NAS Jacksonville, Florida at VP-30 followed by another tour in VP-10 and wrapped it up with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan...my first deployment site. I retired August 2007. Have a great year! Drop me a line when you can..." [BIO Updated 19MAR2008 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 24OCT2006 | E-Mail Updated 21MAY2003 | E-Mail Updated 12JAN2000 | 20AUG98]

FORTSON, Ivan Miles Jr. stikrod709@aol.com "...I served with VP-31 from 1980-1984 and then served with VP-9 Crew 10. Anyone remember me? I would like to know if you have as much trouble convincing people that the stories about the P.I. ( NS Sangley Point, Philippines), Thailand, Kadena ( NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan) and the rest are true? I miss all of you guys that I served with we had some times..." [24OCT2001]

FORTUNE, AE1 Charles cfortune@mac.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1987 to 1991 in WC 220, AIMD NAS New Orleans, Louisiana in 1991 and got out of the Navy in late 1993. I would love to find Brian Detrick, Nicky Nevels, Marcel De La Paz and a few others. I found Henley, Sholund, Bowen and a few others on Facebook..." [18MAY2010]

FOSS, Robert R robfoss@aol.com "...I was assigned to VP-40 in Jan. 1951 and left the squadron in Aug. 1954. During that time I spent one tour at Iwakuni Japan, and two tours at NS Sangley Point, Philippines. My flight Crews were Crew 6 in Japan (PBM), Crew 4 Sangley Point (PBM), and Crew 7 Sangley Point (P5M). I flew as 3 mech. on PBM'S and 1rst mech. on P5M'S. I would be most happy to find more of us that were in VP-40 during that time. In case that you are interested, VP-40 does have a Reunion every 2 yrs..." [22JAN98]

FOSS, Terrence L. Retired usnretcac@aol.com "...Was the original FE on both of VAQ-33's connies. Also served at VP-42, VR-7, AEWBarRonPac, Pacific Missle Range an NAS Norfolk, Virginia before retirement in 1978..." [30NOV2001]

FOSSETT, Earl L ELFoss41@aol.com "...Served with VW-11 JAN63 - JUL64, VP-26 AUG64 - MAR66, DEC66 - NOV69, VX-1 DEC69 - JUN71, VP-26 JAN72 - OCT77, ASWOC NS Rota, Spain MAR78 - JUN81, and VP-11 JAN82 - DEC83. I would enjoy hearing from any old Shipmates..." [03SEP98]

FOSTER, Art Retired romania321@msn.com "...Retired in 1976 after serving 20 years. Did a tour in the late 1950's with VP-4 crewing P2's (2 turnin' and 2 burnin') out of NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Also a tour with VRF-32 qualifying in nine different aircraft as AC. After that I served with several fighter squadrons backseating F4 Phantoms with the highlight of my career with the Blue Angels from 1966 to 1970. I am now 66 and still in perfect working condition thanks to the Good Lord. I wish you all God-speed and happy and healthy days..." [03APR2004]

FOSTER, Brent brent@score.com "...I had three tours in VP: VP-22 (63-65), VP-31 (66-69),and VP-50 (73-76). Flew in SP-2E, P-3A,P-3B, P-3C (Baseline). Also had tours in COMASWGRU 3, NPGS, CNAP, War College, VC-3, and ONR. Retired in 1982. Currently still watching the USN do ASW (USW) at the Southern California Offshore Range (SCORE) as O&M contractor (DynCorp)..." [00XX97]

FOSTER, Charles Thomas mmastrans@sc.twcbc.com "...I served with VP-18..." [12JUL2008]

FOSTER, S1C Douglas dfoster@apex.net "...In the summer (July through September) of 1945 I served with VPB-2 OTU-3 for training with a crew flying out of NAS Banana River, Florida. Our crew consisted of three (3) officers and 9 enlisted men. At the time I was S1c(AMM) and was the Flight Engineer of the Crew. Our Patrol Plane Commander was a G. D. Mulford who was a LT at the start of July but was promoted to LCDR about August 17, 1945. LCDR Mulford's home town was Woodbury, NJ. I was 19 years old during the summer of 1945. It is my thinking that CDR Mulford was 5 to 10 years older. He had already flown in a squadron in the South Pacific. Since the war ended in August of 1945, our squadron was disestablished and we were dispersed to various places. I am now 77 years old, and I am trying to locate some of my old crew to exchange memories. Probably some of them are no longer living. I can come up with the last names of several other members of the crew, but not all, and the location of none. Names that I can remember are: The other two pilots were, I think, a SANDERS and a SHEFFIELD one was an Ensign, the other a LT(jg) Joseph Modica, AMM Plane Captain, ? Holstein, ARM, Thomas Woo, ARM, ? Weeks, ? Sandall, and ? Wenchell..." [14FEB2004]

FOSTER, Hal twofosters@bellsouth.net "...I served with FASRON-795 NAS Bermuda during the Korean War. I would like to hear from some of my old Shipmates..." [28NOV2008]

FOSTER, AMS3 Jerry D. jdfoster41@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-4, Crew 11, during the 1962-1964 time frame. I was a AMS3 who flew as second mech. I was attached to VP-31, NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1963 to my discharge in 1967. In 1971 I joined the Air Force and ultimatly retired as a MSGT in 1984. I presently work for the Federal Government here in Sacramento, CA. I am sorry that I missed the Reunion in Reno (Ijust read about it today). Would like to hear from any old Shipmates from VP-4 or VP-31..." [01OCT2004]

FOSTER, John Russell "Johnny" c/o Nancy Riordan a_f_riordan@yahoo.com "...My Dad, John John Russell FOSTER, served with VP-52 (Black Cats). He is still living at 89 almost 90 and completely well aware of his missions and even has his log book in tact. He was in stationed in Perth, Australia and was the recipient of the Navy Air Medal and citation. I would LOVE to get in contact with people who may be interested in his stories of important missions. He remembers EVERYTHING related and is remarkable. He presently lives in Marin county in California. Please contact me with information on how I can make contact with crew, anyone who may be interested in talking, etc. I am doing this for him as it is easier for me on the computer than for my Dad..." [09DEC2011]

FOSTER, AMHC John A. Retired jafsaf@aol.com "...I was a second mechanic in VP-4 1975-1976, returned to VP-4 as a flight engineer till 1978. I did disassociated tour in VF-2 till 1981 went to shore-duty VQ-2 1981-1984, returned 1984 to VP-1 as a flight engineer and last tour of duty was Namtd 1012 NAS Moffett Field, California. I retired in 1991. I am currently living in Iowa and would enjoy hearing from any Shipmates I served with..." [30AUG99]

FOSTER, CAPTAIN JOHN L. http://mywebpages.comcast.net/ANAPitcairn/john.htm "...Captain John L. Foster graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a degree in Mathematics, and commissioned an Ensign from the NROTC Regular Program in June 1966. Following commissioning he attended Basic Naval Aviation Officer School in Pensacola, Airborne Tactical Data System (ATDS) and Airborne Intercept Control (AIC) Training at NATTC NAS Glynco, Georgia, and designated a Naval Flight Officer in June 1967. He continued training al NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee and RVAW-113 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. He was attached to VAW-113 from February 1968 to April 1970 and served on two deployments aboard USS Constellation operating in the Gulf of Tonkin and Korean waters. He then served at NATTC NAS Glynco, Georgia as the E2B (ATDS) Tactics Operations Programmer from May 1970 to June 1971. In 1971 Captain Foster affiliated with the Naval Reserve atNAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. From 1973 to 1982 he was assigned to VP-64 where he served as Navigator and Tactical Coordinator with Combat Air Crew 3 and held numerous division and department assignments. In October 1982 he was assigned to GVTU-9393 and served as a member of the Inspector General team. In 1984 he served a short tour with PATW1NG-0593 as Executive Assistant to the Commanding Officer. That was followed with another assignment with the GVTU-9393 where he served as the SELRES RTSS Officer coordinating the efforts to bring all reserve units at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania on board the Reserve Training Support System (RTSS) Air. In July 1985 he was assigned to NR NAS Keflavik, Iceland 0293 as Executive Officer. In October 1988 Captain Foster was assigned to the GVTU-9393 lo serve as the Inspector General for NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. In July 1989 he assumed command of NR NAS Keflavik, Iceland 0293 before joining the Inactive Reserve in October 1991. Captain Foster is employed by Lockheed Martin Naval Equipment & Surveillance Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, as a Senior Member of the Engineering Staff. He is the recipient of the AEGIS EXCELLENCE AWARD for outstanding performance in software management. In 1987, Captain Foster was awarded the Master of Science Degree in Computer Science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Captain Foster has been a Life Member in ANA since 1985, and serving as an officer in the Pitcairn Squadron since then. He currently is serving as the Comptroller..." [21JUN2003]

FOSTER, RM3 Lloyd lloyd0444@msn.com "...I served with VP-16 (1966-1969) on Crew-1. I would Love to hear from Sal (FE) and Rich Russel (Radarman) or any other Shipmates that were involved at the time. They were the greatest years of my 6 year naval career..." [14SEP2011]

FOSTER, AT-1 Michael "Scotty" moose2@nextdim.com "...I was a member of Navy Patrol Sqadron 48 from 1968 until I re-enlisted as an AT-2 at Cubi Point NAS in 1972..." WebSite: http://members.wbs.net/homepages/s/a/o/saoirsemc.html [ICQ# 3008796] [Updated 05APR98]

FOSTER, Richard C. Jr - his son SMSgt Jack H. Foster jhfoster@worldnet.att.net "...My father, Richard C. FOSTER, Jr, was assigned to VP-131, and flew on 34 combat missions out of Attu Island on a PV1 from Jan-Nov 1944. I am interested in sharing information about his service during the war..." [12MAR99]

FOSTER, AT Ron ronfster@aol.com "...I served with VP-17 (1968-1970), VQ-1 (1974-1977) with Crew-36, VQ-2 (1978-1981) worked in Special Projects and VP-45 (1982-1985) with CAC-5..." [E-Mail Updated 20OCT2011 | 04NOV97]

FOSTER, Sidney M. kasifoster@windstream.net "...I served with VR-5 from March to October 1954. I operated the flight simulator (link trainer) in one of the offices in one of the blimp hangars..." [04AUG2009]

FOSTER, Terry Jeremy_the_kid@mail.com "...I served with VP-6 on Crew 6 and 7. I would like to hear from the members of both crews..." [06MAY2001]

FOSTER, Tim tim.foster@provellus.com "...I was stationed at NAS Agana, Guam from 1972 to 1974. I was an air traffic controller there and got to know a lot of the VP-47, VP-48 and VP-50 Shipmates. I hitched a ride with one of the VP-47 P-3's from NAS Agana, Guam to NAS Moffett Field, California on April 15, 1973. We stopped in NAS Midway Island and spent the night and arrived in the afternoon. The wreckage area was still visible from the plane as landed and while I didn't know any of the VP-47 crew that were killed (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends April 12, 1973), it was a very sad moment. The fact that I was an air traffic controller I could have understood if the crew had treated me indifferently, but that was not the case. They made sure I had a great trip home and let me lend a hand in the sonar bouy deployment. I had a great flight and wanted to say that every VP crew I knew where nothing but professional and the very best at flying low, over the ocean in the dark of night..." [19APR2006]

FOSTER, TRACY LOGEX@AOL.COM "...I WAS AND AMH GRAVE YARD MECHANIC IN VP-50. MY FORMER ROOMATE WAS KILLED. THEY ALL WAS GREAT GUYS. I STILL HAVE SOME ARTICLES FROM THE SAN JOSE NEWS FROM THE ACCIDENTS. IT WAS A SAD LOST. I ALSO PAINTED ALL THE NUMBERS AND ALSO PAINTED THE DRAGON LOGO'S ON THE TALE OF THE AIRPLANES. I HAVE A PICTURE OF THE AIRPLANE OF VP-50 WITH THE LOGO ON IT RIGHT BEFORE WE DECOMMIONED. I WAS WITH VP-50 FOR THERE LAST YEARS. I ALSO HELPED DIG THE PAD EYES OUT IN ALASKA WHEN AN AIRPLANE BROKE IT TIE DOWNS IN HIGH WINDS AND HAD TO RE-TIE AIRCRAFT. I HAVE A LOT OF GREAT STORIES FOR WHEN I WAS IN VP-50. JUST HOLLAR AT ME IT YOU WOULD LIGHT TO SEE SOME OF THE PICTURES. THANKS..." [05JAN2002]

FOSTER, Wayne wbf32@comcast.net "...I was stationed NS Rota, Spain with VQ-2 from 1987-1991. I loved those whales..." [29SEP2007]

FOTHERGILL, (AW1/NAC) Michael J. mfgill@aol.com "...My first duty station was NAF Washington, D.C. with VP-68 from February 1987 through December 1990. Went to Instructor school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee and reported to RESASWTRACEN at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in February 1991. Served as a SS3 instructor at RATCEN from February 1991 through April 1995. Was transfered to VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in Apr of 95. Am still serving with VP-64 until August 2000 when I will be transfered to VP-65 in Oxnard, CA. This will probably by my last squadron and retire in February of 2006..." [20MAY2000]

FOUBERT, AW1 Scott sfoub@primenet.com "...I served with VP-6 from 84-87 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Then with VP-65 in NAS Point Mugu, California from 87-95. Would love to hear from anyone from six..." [03SEP98]

FOUGHT, Don foutdf@charter.net "...I was part of VS-21 from 1984 to 1989. Made two WesPacs with them in '86 (through the Suez), and in '88 (sinking Iranian ships). I was an I-level avionics tech working with the old HATS test bench. Just wanted to drop you all a line and tell you to Go Get 'Em and make us proud. God Bless America..." [12OCT2001]

FOUNTAIN, ADR1 Edward F, (Skun) Retired (Deceased) c/o His Son Ken Fountain janhart38@earthlink.net "...I was in the first class of Flight Engineer to go to NAS Moffett Field, California to school when we traded in the P5Ms for the P-3A Orion. I was F/E on (VP-48) Crew One (SF 1). 1966 to 1971..." [Deceased Update 22APR2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 13JAN99 | E-Mail Updated 07JAN99 | BIO Updated 31DEC98 | 28DEC98]

FOUNTAINE, AO3 James noles135@msn.com> "...I served with VP-40 from 1989 to 1992. I was the best time of my life and it was an honor to serve with all my Shipmates. I hope you are all doing great. Sure miss all the good times we had at home and abroad..." [30JAN2003]

FOUSHEE, Mike MFOUSHEE@TRIAD.RR.COM "...I served with VP-19 and VP-46. I would like to hear from any Shipmates who knew me..." [26JAN2001]

FOUST, PR2 Ike mbks@att.net "...I served with VAW-120 (1983-1988) as a Parachute Rigger. I designed the squadron logo and it was used for 5 years. CAPTAIN L. N. Oden was a great CO..." Personal WebSite: http://www.montanasbestkeptsecrets.com/ [URL Added 29OCT2010 | 26OCT2010]

FOUST, Ray teffey@sos-corp.com "...I served on the USS Pine Island (AV-12) during WWII. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [19MAR2004]

FOUTCH, YN Gary Vincent huckfinn493@comcast.net "...I served as a Yeoman at FAETUPAC on NAS North Island, San Diego, California from April, 1962 through August 27, 1965. Have a lot of good memories and would love to hear from anyone who served there during my hitch..." [27OCT2007]

FOWELLS, LCDR Frank L. Retired c/o His Daughter Jody Fowells jodyspec4@hotmail.com "...Hi, found this great web site trying to find some of my father's old VP buddies. Here's his bio: LCDR Frank L. Fowells (RET). Started out with VT-6 at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida from about '72-'74. From there went to VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California from '75-'79. He was PC on Crew 6. Deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska and to NAS Misawa, Japan at least once. Left active duty for the private sector and joined VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from '80-'81. He currenly flies for USAirways. He doesn't have a computer, but would love to here fromany of his old Shipmates. He can be contacted through me until I get his permission to give out his address..." [23OCT2000]

FOWINKLE, AX3 Charles charles.fowinkle@hatchmott.com "...I was in VP-49 from 87-90. And we deployed to NAS Bermuda, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and the NAS Bermuda. If any one remembers me please send me an e-mail..." [E-Mail Updated 23MAR2007 | 11AUG2000]

FOWLER, Al alykat@erols.com "...After tours in VP-23, VJ-2, VW-4 during the fifties, I came back to sea duty in VP-5 in '61 to '63, then VP-30 and finally VP-7 from March 1965 to May 1967; skipper for the last year of that..." [28JUN98]

FOWLER, Al Shipmate Pix...Circa 1964... af03838@mail.navix.net "...Served with Crew 5 and, at the time, 3rd Tech. When I got out, I was a 1st Tech and Crew Leader..." [30MAY98]

FOWLER, Bill billfowler@earthlink.net "...I served with the Army 1st Radio Research from December 1971 to April of 1972 at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam as a SP4 35L and 35R avionics tech on the RU8D's - when things started winding down I moved to the 146th avn Co (RR) and finally to the 138th avn Co (RR). I stayed there till December 1972 when I left Viet Nam. Met some fine people, would not trade that time of my life for anything!..." [23MAY2011]

FOWLER, CAPTAIN Charles W. III http://www.nrl.navy.mil/content.php?P=IG "...CAPT Fowler reported to NRL in September 2002, from the Pentagon, where he served as a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and was commissioned an Ensign through the Naval Aviation Officer Candidate program at Pensacola, Florida, in June 1980. He began flight training that same month and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in May 1981. In November 1981, after completion of the P-3C Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) syllabus at VP-30, CAPT Fowler reported to VP-26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, and subsequently completed deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, and NAS Bermuda. During this tour, he was designated a Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator, Instructor TACCO, and Mission Commander. In February 1985, CAPT Fowler was ordered to the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), Joint Planning Staff for Space (JPS) and Office of the Director, Joint Staff as a JCS Intern and Action Officer. After completing the internship, he was assigned in March 1986 to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Staff in the Strategy, Plans, and Policy Division (OP-60), as the Air Warfare and Space Warfare Capabilities and Objectives Officer. In 1987, he reported to Commander, Carrier Group Three, homeported at NAS Alameda, California, as Aide and Flag Lieutenant. During this tour, he deployed with Battle Group CHARLIE to the North Arabian Sea aboard US Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in support of Operation EARNEST WILL. CAPT Fowler received orders in July 1989 to serve as a P-3C Instructor TACCO/Mission Commander at VP-30, the east coast FRS, at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. In 1991, he returned to sea duty as a Department Head and joined the "Batmen" of VP-24 on a tri-site deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Bermuda, and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. In May 1993, CAPT Fowler was selected to serve as the Deputy Executive Assistant for the Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO). After completing a 27-month tour in VCNO's ofice, he attended the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies as a selectee for the FY96 Pol/Mil Masters Program. In May 1996, he received a master's degree in International Public Policy. CAPT Fowler next reported as Executive Officer of the "Fighting Marlins" of VP-40 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and subsequently assumed command of the squadron in December 1997. During his tenure, VP-40 earned a Meritorious Unit Citation, COMNAVAIRPAC Batte "E," CNO Safety "S," the Golden Wrench, two consecutive Arnold J. Isbell Trophys for ASW Excellence from CNO, and deployed twice to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. While in the SEVENTHFLT area of responsibility, he served as Commander, Task Group 72.4. In August 1999, CAPT Fowler reported as a student to the National War College and graduated in June 2000 with a master's degree in National Security Studies. He subsequently was selected to serve as Special Assistant and Chief Speechwriter for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In the midst of this tour of duty, he was sent to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM as the Operations Officer for Task Force 57, in NSA Bahrain, during November/December 2001..." [25JUN2003]

FOWLER, Danny usn8ret@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-5 from 1980 to 1983 as Command Career Counselor and VQ-1..." [18OCT2003]

FOWLER, AE2 David dfowler@chsmedical.com "...I served with VP-50 (1972-1977). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 11AUG2012 | 30DEC2002]

FOWLER, AM2 DAVID beveann@earthlink.net "...Served with VP-44 JAN. 56 TO JUNE 59, VX-4 JUNE 59 TO JUNE 62, VC-8 JUNE 62 TO JUNE 66 then off to VF-101 THEN TO TOP GUN VF-142..." [23DEC97]

FOWLER, ADCS E.E. Butch Retired EFF506@aol.com "...I was attached to the VP Line at NAS Glenview from 1968 until the "Stand-up" of VP-60 and VP-90. I served with VP-60 as part of the NAS TAR Cadre and did not officially belong to VP-60. In 1971 I transferred to VP-94 at NAS NOLA. On to VP-66 and P3's in 1973 (Pax River class 7301, G. Armstrong was my Inst. FE. Flew the Bi-Centennial air show P3 demo with Lt. Belise, Ray Reuther, and I apologize that I cannot remember our co-pilot. It may have been Dick Teener. From there it was back to VP-94 to transition them to P3's. Terminated flying in VP-94 tour, but stayed with the VP community with tours to VP-92 in SOWEY then on to NASGLEn and VP-90. CNAVRES "Enhanced" my career in 1985 with a trip to VF-301 Tomcats, and I managed a years tour with COMFITAEWWINGSPAC at Mirimar as code 755 F14 Material Readiness SCPO. I retired in 1988 and returned to the Chicago area and now work for Illinois Tool Works. I would like to hear from any shipmates form either the VP community or the VF community..."

FOWLER, AE2 Ellis D. ellisfowl@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-1 from 1955 to 1957. I would love to hear from all the guys that went to Kwaj. for the H Bomb test. I was AE3/2 and a crew member. Retired now from IBM. Any Reunions planned?..." [E-Mail Updated 27DEC2007 | E-Mail Updated 19MAR2006 | 25FEB2000]

FOWLER, AD3 Karll karode1@att.net "...I served with VJ-61 at NAS Miramar, California, VR-8 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii and FASRON-110 (06/1954-03/1955). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16NOV2013]

FOYTLIN, Lewis F. via his Son's e-mail... dfoytlin@gte.net"...Served in VB-105 during WWII...like to contact some fellow shipmates...8021 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713. Home phone number (919) 544-3091..."

FOX, Arnold A. aaf@strato.net "...I served with VP-48 from December 1965 to August 1969. I was in Crew 6 flying the P5M aircraft. Also attended the first class selected for Engineer School..." [26SEP99]

FOX, Bill grayfoxsmt@aol.com "...I served with ZP-651 in Akron, Ohio from 1948 to 1953..." [28MAR2000]

FOX, Brad Washinaway@aol.com "...I was in VP-19 (Bigred) from 1986 to Decom. I worked in the Powerplants Shop. I would like to here from any of my old Shipmates. I left VP-19 to go to Eltoro Ca VMFAT-101 FA-18 and broke my back in 1993. I became a civi in 1994 and have worked in the Avation field since. I now work in WA on B737, B747, B757, and B727 aircraft. Please look me up! I would love to here from you all..." [24JUN99]

FOX, PH2 Don W. donfox@charter.net "...I served with VP-7 in 1961 at NAS Brunswick, Maine and NAS Jacksonville, Florida until 1962 as a PH2. I served at NAS Johnsville, PA while the Mercury Seven Astronauts were there through 1960. I transferred to VP-23 in 1960 at NAS Brunswick, Maine and from there to VP-7 and moved with the squadron to NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1961. My tour ended when VP-7 moved out to NAS Sigonella, Sicily in April of 1962. Those were great years with a great bunch of guys. I also was assigned astronaut coverage with VP-62 guys during launchings. I have a question---Was DE Joy who went down in 1964 pursuing a Soviet sub, David Joy?..." [11JUN2004]

FOX, AEC Jesse Retired jfox321@gmail.com "...I served with VP-5 (1980-1987) and VP-24 (1990-1992). I flew as a FE and retired in 1992..." [E-Mail Updated 29OCT2015 | 09FEB98]

FOX, AW2 "Jim" fox1001@verizon.net "...I served with VP-16 (1976-1980) and flew (SS1-2) with Crew-11..." [18AUG2012]


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