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Memorial Picture "...FULBRIGHT, Billy...Billy Fulbright, an original P2 Crazy Cat's/1st Radio Research Company, died on 4 May 06 of kidney problems. I attended the viewing and the funeral. He was buried at the National Cemetery in Fort Sam Houston, TX on 9 May 06. Farewell to a great guy and outstanding pilot. He will be missed...James A Bell czycat3@mchsi.com..." [15MAY2006]

Memorial Picture "...FULLER, ATC Richard Sears...My Dad enlisted on December 19th, 1941 at Natick Massachusetts (right after WWII started on December 7th, 1941), graduated Boot Camp (02/1942), Radio School (03/1942) at NAAS Corry Field, Pensacola, Florida, Chief of Naval Air Intermediate Flight Training Command (07/1943) flying (crew) aboard the DC-2 and DC-3, Training Squadron Special Projects School for Air (05/1944), FAW-6 (07/1944) Radio Maintenance School, N.A.F.G.S So. Field NAS North Island, San Diego, California, Aviation Free Gunnery Unit in San Diego (Aug 1944), F.A.W.C Radar School (09/1944) and S.P.S.A San Clemente Island, CA. Dad noted in his logbook "My only sea duty was done aboard a 4 stocker and yard oiler to and from San Clemente Island . Transportation only!" Dad then attened NAS Minneapolis, Minnesota (11/1944) Line Maintenance School, VB-4 OTU-4 (02/1945) at NAS Pensacola, Florida and NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida (Instructor), FAW-6 (07/1945) and VPB-212 (10/1945) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington flying the PBM. On October 1946 through 1950 Dad began flying the Aleutian Islands patrols in PB5Y-2 out of NAS Kodiak, Alaska, Dutch Harbor, NAF Amchitka, Alaska to NAS Attu, Alaska and Tanaga. Dad then served with VP-27 until its disestablishment (01/1950) and reported to VP-6 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (04/1950-1952) assigned to VIP Transport Unit flying as Radio/Radar Operator on the R4D(DC-3). VIP's Dad flew with during his tour at the Naval War College: Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King (CNO from 1942-1945), General Shepherd (Commandant USMC),Admiral Kirk (Ex Ambassador to Russia), General Bill Donavon,Senator Margaret G. Smith (ME), Vice Air Marshall Huddleston (RAF),Vice Admiral Connelly (President of Naval War College), Vice Admiral Johnson (Joint American/Mexican Defense Board), Rear Admiral Read (NC4), Rear Admiral White, Rear Admiral Murrey (CNAT), Rear Admiral Wellman (COMDESRON THREE) and Rear Admiral SS Murray (COMSUB FLEET). Dad noted in his logbook, "Start my second two thousand hours". VP-46 (10/1952-02/1955) from NAS North Island, San Diego, California to NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as far out as Kwajalein and the Phillipines. Dad then attended AT "A" School (02/1955) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VP-9 (03/1956) at NAS Alameda, California, NAS Memphis, Tennessee (07/1957) (Instructor) an back to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. 04 October 1961 at 10:04 AM, dad retired as ATC Naval Aircrewman NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, having flown 4450 total hours. Dad flew aboard R2D-1, R50-2, R50-6, R4D-4, SNB-2, PB4Y-1, PBM-5, PB4Y-2, P2V-2, R4D-5, R4D-6, PBM-5, P5M-1 and the P2V-7..." Contributed by AWOC Jason M. LACEY jasonlacey74@hotmail.com [18NOV2013]


FUCHS, ADC Dave Retired dfuchs@lxpk.veridian.com "...I flew P-3's from November 1973 to July 1990. Logged 1 or 2 hours as an Instructor FE. VP-90, VP-93, VP-64, VP-66, and VP-68. Retired as ADC at VP-68 NAF Washington, D.C.. Presently working in FMS and the F/A-18 Hornet program at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [13OCT99]

FUCHS, Kevin kevin.fuchs@us.army.mil "...I served with VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee as an Avionics Technician from November 1983 until February 1987 and served in VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois from February 1987 until February 1991. I have lost all contact over the years with all the Shipmates that I lived and worked with for so long. If you know of anyone that served in either of these two squadrons during these time periods, have them post in the guestbook. Thanks!..." [05JAN2004]

FUDGE, AO1 Curtis Retired ao1cfudge@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-26 at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas from 1967 to 1969 and then VP-2 from 1969 to disestablishment with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I was sent to VF-121 and VF-213 at NAS Miramar, California and left the Navy in 1971. I rejoined the Naval Reserves in 1982 and reported to VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California till retiring in 2002. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [20MAY2010]

FURBER, Warren O. bud@furber.us "...I served with VP-11 (1962-1965) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I flew with Crew-12..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAY2012 | 05DEC98]

FULCHER, David O. dfulcher@hqamc.army.mil "...I reported to VP-40 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines shortly after the Skipper and Crew 1 crashed into the mountain in 1962. What a depressing way to begin your first tour. However, VP duty was great, especially at NS Sangley Point, Philippines. We deployed to Ko Samui Thailand, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, and Japan. R&R was authorized to Hong Kong and on occasion your crew was selected to go to Kobe Japan to accept an aircraft coming out of overhaul. This was at a time when everyone could afford liberty in Japan. I got out of the Navy in July of 1965, but after using the G.I. Bill and going to school, I returned and became an NFO in VP-23...I had two tours at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. From 1980-83 I was attached to CPW-1 as a staff officer in the ASWOC. Several years later (1987-90), I was the Administrative Department Head for the Naval Air Station..." [BIO Updated 07OCT2006 | 02AUG2000]

FULGHAM, Barry 'Fudgee' pkr04@aol.com "...I served with VP-90 (December 1987 to July 1990), VP-67 (August 1990 to July 1994), VP-94 and currently assigned to COMRESPATWING Det NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [BIO Updated 09APR2004 | 31JAN99]

FULGHAM, James jc_fulgham2@pacbell.net "...I served with VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California from April 1979 until August 1981. I am looking for anybody who was at VX-4 during this time. In particilar, I am looking for a Terry Morton of the Power Plants Shop, Ronald Bordan of Airframes, and Darren Covey of Airframes. Anybody who was there please contact me..." [E-Mail Updated 12JUL2003 | 18AUG2000]

FULGIUM, AT1 MICHAEL D. Fulgium_Michael%PAX6@mr.nawcad.navy.mil "...JUST SAYING HELLO TO ALL MY SHIPMATES IN VP-47, AND TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT A MISPRINT, IT REALLY IS "AT1". DROP ME A LINE AND LET ME KNOW HOW YOU ARE DOING..."

FULLER, LCDR Scott Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...Lieutenant Commander Fuller, a native of Lockport, New York, graduated from the University of Rochester and was commissioned an Ensign in May of 1991. Following Flight Training, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in March 1993. Upon completion of Fleet Replacement Training at VP-30 in February 1994, Lieutenant Commander Fuller reported for his first operational tour with the "War Eagles" of VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Serving as ASW TACCO and NFO Training Officer, he deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. He was also designated a Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator, Mission Commander, Instructor TACCO and a NATOPS Instructor TACCO. In January of 1997, Lieutenant Commander Fuller returned to the "Pro's Nest" of VP-30 to serve as a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructor. While assigned to VP-30 he served as a member of the ASUW Improvement Program (AIP) Fleet Introduction Team (FIT), where he was responsible for the introduction of AIP aircraft throughout the P-3 community. After a year of serving on the FIT, he led the Fleet NATOPS Team as the Senior NFO Evaluator. Designations included FRS Instructor TACCO, Mission Commander, AIP FIT Instructor, Instructor Under Training (IUT) Instructor and Fleet NATOPS Evaluator. In January 1999, Lieutenant Commander Fuller was accepted into the Training and Administration of Reserve (TAR) Program and reported to the Reserve ASW Training Center (RATCEN) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, where he served as the Training Officer, Block Modification Upgrade Program (BMUP) Transition Officer and Director of Training. While at RATCEN he developed and led the Naval Reserve through its transition from the P-3C Update II/II.5 to the most advanced ASW platform, the BMUP aircraft. After a rewarding tour at RATCEN, Lieutenant Commander Fuller reported back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida in September 2002 where he served as the Training Officer and Maintenance Officer for the VP-62 "Broadarrows." While with the Broadarrows, Lieutenant Commander Fuller detached to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Sigonella, Sicily in support of the Global War on Terrorism. In November 2003, he screened for Officer-in-Charge (OIC) and was slated to be the OIC for the VP-92 "Minuteman," where he currently is serving...." [19JUN2005]

FULTON, Jim "...VP-83/VB-107/VPB-107 Mr. Jim Fulton, 1536 West Main, Austin, AR 72007-8023, 501-843-3052..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

FULTON, AWC (AW) Walt wfulton@prb.net or walt_f@hotmail.com "...Homesteaded at NAS Moffett Field, California from July 69 until I retired in August 88. Served at FAETUPAC and VP-31 (69, RAG training), VP-46 (69-74, Julie/ECM, Jez, SS-1, NATOPS Evaluator), VP-31 (74-77, P-3B Acoustic Instructor) VP-46 (77-80, SS-1, NATOPS Evaluator, Weapons System Test (WST) Instructor Team, AW Div CPO) COMPATWINGSPAC and COMPATWING TEN (80-84, ASW Watch Officer, OPCON/ADP Div CPO), VP-46 (84-87, SS-1, Ops/Scheds CPO, AW Div CPO) COMPATWING TEN (88, Analysis Div). Deployed/detached to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, Utapao, NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Kodiak, Alaska, Midway, Guam, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Misawa, Japan, Bandar Abbas, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, Andoya, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, Greenland, Cocos, Diego Garcia, Berbera, and Masirah. Moved to southern Maryland (Pax River) in 89. Since then I have been with PRB Associates, Inc. (Systems Engineer, working on P-3 and TSC-related programs). Flying in P-3s was fun. Saw a lot of places that Nebraska farm boys usually don't get to see. Too bad we didn't earn frequent flier mileage points back then..." [09FEB99]

FULWIDER, David dvfulwi@aol.com "...Served with VP-9 from May 74 through June 78 on active duty. Reserves with VP-60 from Sep 78 through August 81. Next VP squadron was with VP-66 from Sept 89 through Dec 93. Currently CO VTU 0808G at the RESCEN in North Miami, Florida..." [24DEC97]

FULWIDER, William http://www.worldwar2pilots.com/USN-Fulwider-Bill-PB4Y-1.htm "...Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart..." [24APR2004]

FUQUAY, AZ3 Tom twfuquay@gmail.com "...I served aboard the USS Currituck (AV-7) from 1965 to 1966. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [18JAN2008]

FUQUQY, Thomas W. twfuquay@gmail.com "...I served aboard NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1963-1964) in AMD - Avionics and Technical Publications..." [20FEB2016]

FURNESS, AX3 Jim uwap.jim@verizon.net "...I served in VP-6 as an AX3 from 66-68. Would like to hear from anyone that served during that time. I lost my NAF Okinawa Deployment Cruise Book and all my VP-6 photographs when my apartment caught fire 28 years ago. My picture is on the cover with the crew that was lost. I would like to copy someones book to give to my grandchildren. Thanks..." [27DEC2001]

FURNISH, Thomas Richard tfurnish@insightbb.com "...I served with VP-57 and VP-931 from November 1951 to May 1954. I worked in the Metal Smith's Shop. Deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska (1952) and NAS Atsugi, Japan (1953). I would enjoy hearing from former Shipmates..." [27DEC2006]

FURR, AMM3 Franklin E. fef228@comporium.net "...I served with VPB-4, VP-98, VP-99 and VP-100. I was FE on a PBM at Tokyo Bay (1944-1946) operating off the USS Pine Island (AV-12) and USS Norton Sound (AV-11). Crashed our PBM J11 on takeoff from the river in Shanghai..." [16NOV2013]

FURROW, Robert D. rfurrow@hotmail.com "...I reported to VP-5 as an AO1 in September 1952. I flew on Crew #9 with LT. Losure until after our return from NAS Keflavik, Iceland in December 1953. Then I went TAD to the photo lab at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and got my rate changed to PH1 in February 1954. I stayed in the squadron until November 1955 when I transferred to NAS Pensacola, Florida. I eventually made PHCM and retired on 30 years in September 1974. My time in VP-5 rates as some of my favorite duty in the Navy. I have enjoyed seeing the names of some of the men that were in the squadron at the same time I was and would like to hear from anyone that cares to communicate..." [E-Mail Updated 07MAY2000 | 26AUG99]

FUSS, Phil phil3@mediaone.net "...I started my VP Navy career in NAS Norfolk, Virginia, VP-56, P2V's in 1967, then Pax River VP-56 again, P-3's, NAS Jacksonville, Florida VP-56 and VP-62, ComFairMed Staff in NAF Naples, Italy and finished up as Admin Officer at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. Prior to all that, I was enlisted (AT1) on the West Coast VA-212 (FJ-4B's then A4D-1's), USS Lexington, VS-35 USS Hornet (S2F-3's), with mini cruises in USS Kitty Hawk with VS-35. I was an enlisted air crewman on the West Coast, then became an NFO in P2's, then moved up to the front seat in P-3's..." [16JUL2000]

FUSSELL, Greg gfussel@ufl.edu "...I served with VT-25 NAAS Beeville from June 1966 to Feburary 1967 as a plane captain and roomed with Rick Wheeler in the barracks. From there went to A school in Millington graduated as AQ and joined the fleet in squadron RVAH-11, where I did two WesPac cruises on the Kitty Hawk from January 1968 to February 1970. Now a software project manager at the University of Florida - Go Gators. Anyone knowing of Rick Wheeler's whereabout, please email me. Regards..." [10OCT2003]

FUSSELMAN, Tom tomfusselman@email.msn.com "...VPB-109 CREW 18-Russ Moyer PPC; self and Rod Hamilton Co-pilots; PB4Y- 2, later flew P2V-5F as PPC out of Whidbey Island -&- Kodiak-now flying Cessna 182's and V35 Bonanza's when time permits..." [24APR2001]

FUTCH, Ralph F. rfutch21@aol.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1982 - 1985 with some of the most terrific people I have ever gotten to know. Sure miss those times! They all still hold a special place in my heart. Sara, Lee, Jed, Crack, Wade, Chuckie, Kitty, and the rest. Just finished tours with VP-45 and VP-16. Love that VP Navy! I am now stationed at AIMD NS Mayport, Florida. Getting close to the end of my Navy days. Hope to hear from ya'll..." [12JUL2002]

FUTTERMAN, AMMC2 Fred fred_fran@yahoo.com "...I served with VPB-63 from 1942 to 1944 flying in the PBY-5. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [26MAY2009]


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