VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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Memorial Picture "...GIBSON, MCPO Bill...Bill Gibson passed away July 2007. He served with VQ-1 and VQ-2..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [08AUG2008]

Memorial Picture "...GIDDINGS, Robert Gene...Grey Knights fly shipmate to final resting place - By Lt.j.g. Evan Larsen - Grey Knights reporter - Friday, August 3, 2007 - Retired Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic Robert Gene Giddings took his last flight in a MPRA aircraft in June. His shipmates knew him as a decorated flight engineer who accumulated numerous flight hours flying patrol aircraft during the Vietnam era. During his tour of duty, he was decorated with an unprecedented 50 Strike-Flight air medals and the Vietnam Air Gallantry Cross. Giddings passed away April 26 and the VP-46 Grey Knights Combat Aircrew 12 had the privilege of escorting the chief to his final resting place. As his ashes were placed into the aircraft's freefall chute, the somber crew displayed an American flag and rendered a final salute to honor their fallen comrade. Giddings' widow Janice and their children had one last opportunity to say goodbye to their loved one. As the P-3 Orion carrying their loved one out to sea flew over Rocky Point Park, the family waved farewell to their husband and father. After the flight, Janice Giddings was given a condolence letter from Cmdr. Rex L. Curtin, commanding officer, VP-46, the flag that was rendered during the ceremony, as well as a framed chart marking the exact location of her husband's final resting place..." WebSite: Northwest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com [04AUG2007]

Memorial Picture "...GIFFEN, Glen Harris...My Dad, Glen Harris Giffen, passed away October 4th, 2005. Dad served with VP-81 (Black Cats) at NAB Henderson/Carney Field, Guadalcanal. I am looking for Harvey Russell who painted pictures during the war. One of the pictures was of Dad and one of the PBY Catalina. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." Contributed by Glenda Van Lerberghe tnt.glenda@gmail.com [07NOV2011]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...GILCREST, LCDR Roy V. Jr...My Father, LCDR Roy V. Gilcrest, Jr. Retired, passed away December of 1998. Dad served with VB-144/VPB-144 (1943-1944) in the south Pacific..." Contributed by Tom Gilcrest tomg@bucon.com [PIX Added 13JUN2012 | 10JUN2012]

Memorial Picture "...GILL, AMSC Charles "Chuck" Truman...AMSC Charles (Chuck) Truman Gill passed away October 13, 2011 very early in the morning at his home in Meridian, Mississippi. He was a P-3 Flight Engineer with VP-5, that I know of. I believe he had a tour with the training squadrons in Meridian, but that's all I know. He was 66 years old and had been not in the best of health for many years. Funeral arrangements are pending..." Contributed by CARROLL, AMEC Dennis P. p3fe418yrs@gmail.com [14OCT2011]

Memorial Picture "...GILL, William...My brother, William Gill, sadly passed away in his home June 13, 2013. He proudly served with VXN-8..." Contributed by Chris Gill chrisegill1@yahoo.com [10JUL2013]

Memorial Picture "...GILLESPIE, AMM3/c Cecil R...My father, Cecil R. Gillespie, served with VPB-118 as an AMM3/c and from what records I have, he recieved the Air Medal for service with VPB-118 in the vicinity of Western Honshu and Southern Korea July 24 to August 9, 1945. He also served with VPB-197 and VPB-200. My father is now deceased. Anyone who may have served with him and/or has information on his unit and plane crew, I would be very glad to hear from. I myself am a Vietnam vet. His Son Mick Gillespie mkgillespie@comcast.net..." [E-Mail Updated 18SEP2007 | 13JUN2000]

Memorial Picture "...GILLESPIE, Hoyt Olin...My father, Hoyt Gillespie, served with VP-63 Crew 3A NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco during WWII, died June 24, 2004 after a long bout with Alzheimers. God rest his soul...Jim Gillespie jimgillespie@mindspring.com..." [27JUN2004]

Memorial Picture "...GILLIO, Frank X...My Grandfather, Frank X. Gillio, passed away on 11-10-11. My Grandfather served with CASU-33 at NAS Pomona, NJ and FASRON-821. I also have a picture of his unit from 1944. I was wanting to pay my respects on his behalf for those who have served and are currently serving. Thank You!..." Contributed by Gerry Gillio gilliog@yahoo.com [05DEC2011]


GIALLOURAKIS, AW Dan heloatp@mac.com "...I served with VP-56 (1968-1971) and flew with Crew 11. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [18NOV2012]

GIBBONEY, John P. JGIBBONE@AOL.COM YNT3 "...I served with FASRON-691 at NAS San Diego. Would like to contact other members of FASRON-691, a reserve group from Columbus, Ohio NAS..." [22NOV2000]

GIBB, CDR Art agibb90@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-11 from 1993 to 1996 and VP-8 from 2001 to 2003..." [08JUL2009]

GIBBS, AT1(NAC) Dave Work: GibbsA@cnrf.nola.navy.mil or Home: VR54@aol.com "...I was stationed RATCEN 85-87, VP-64 87-90, and VP-90 90-94. Great to see so many familar names. Hope hear from fomer members of those great squadrons..." [16JAN98]

GIBBS, LT Leonard K. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=721 "...LT Leonard K. Gibbs, USNR - NFL Number: 721 - Date of Birth: 12/6/1919 - Date In: 2/26/1942 - Date Out: 1/2/1946 - City, State: Tecumseh, NE - Aircraft Flown: PBY, PV-1, PB4Y-1, PB4Y-2, P2V - Ship or Unit: VPB-141 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Atlantic - Significant Achievements: 2,000 hours of flight time. In Memoriam? No..." [11DEC2005]

GIBBS, Mike Retired mgibbsretired@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-23 from 1966-1968, AVI B School from 1968-1969, VP-21 from 1969 to Diestablishment, NAS Norfolk, Virginia AIMD from 1969-1971, VP-30 A/B Flt Tech school 1971, VP-44 from 1971-1977, NRL FSD from 1977-1979, VP-10 from 1979-84, VP-31 and CPWP from 1984-1987. Worked at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as contractor for a couple of years, then drove a truck until May 2002 when knees quite on me. Graduated from the University of South Carolina in December 2005 with a BS in Accounting, and from Gardner-Webb Graduate School of Business in August 2007 with a Masters of Accountancy. Serving at Spartanburg Community College and Spartanburg Methodist College as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting. Drop me a line when you get the chance..." [BIO Updated 10NOV2007 | 13MAY2003]

GIBERTI, AW Paul pg11175@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-9 from 1974 to 1976, VP-23 from 1976 to 1980 and VP-92/VP-911 MAU from 1981 to 1988. I would like to say hello to all old Shipmates. It sure was fun and the best memories I have. To all I wish upon you Fair Weather and Following Seas...Love the P-3 always..." [E-Mail Updated 31AUG2010 | 13APR2001]

GIBSON, AM2 Charles E. cegibson3@juno.com "...I served with FASRON-109 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1952 to 1954. I spent time in the Hydraulic Shop followed by the Shore Patrol..." [27NOV2009]

GIBSON, Charles Myron [Address Coming] "...We were stationed at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco from October, 43 to July 10, 1944. From here we were sent to Tinian, then to Layte in the Phillippines. Our last station was Palawan, also in the Phillippines. I left Palawan for the United States, NAS Alameda, California and was discharged..." [30NOV2000]

GIBSON, Don Dong810964@aol.com "...Joined the Navy in 1956 and after "A" school was assigned to NAF Annapolis, Maryland and had my first Navy flight in an N3N. This was a Biplane with 2 open cockpits mounted on floats. After this tour I went to VP-44 and fleww on P5M's. Then to VP-9 and crewman on P2V-7's. Next I taught power plants on th C121 "Super Connies" at VR-8. I then spent 2 years at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, then a short time in VS-39 flying the Radar seat in S2'S. After VS-39 I spent six years at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee. If you went thru NATTC in 1970/71 I was the Chief that did the 3 hour Base Introduction at he Base Theater. I retired in 75..." [17FEB99]

GIBSON, AD3 Glenn glenngibson@cox.net "...I served with VP-19 from 83-86 made the NSF Diego Garcia and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployments. Looking back they weren't so bad. This site brought back a lot of old memories some good (like coming home from NSF Diego Garcia) some not so good (like going to NSF Diego Garcia). I left the Navy in 1986 but returned in 1989 to serve with VP-17 until I was injured and unable to continue causing trouble, I mean serving, in 1991. I would love to hear from some of the Shipmates I served with in powerplants, airframes, avionics, AW's, FE's, heck just the whole gang with VP-19. I have pictures of a lot of my Shipmates from that time..." [E-Mail Updated 17FEB2006 | 17MAY2005]

GIBSON, AE3 Jim "Grit" bennie_gibson@hotmail.com "...I served with VS-28 from the late 1960's to the early 1970's. I would like to hear from anyone from that era. I currently manage a lumber company serving most of the United States and several other countries. I am in touch with Ken Bruns, Don Hitabidle, Ron Briewer, Steve Pilgreen and Walter Pinegar. If you would like any informaton on these people or would like to pass on any information to me on anyone of our Shipmates, please E-Mail me. Thanks..." [07MAR2004]

GIBSON, Harry "Hoot" huffnpuf@together.net "...I served in VP-72 from September 1941 to May 1943. I'm looking to hear from Shipmates and fellow aircrew members..." [28DEC2000]

GIBSON, James C. "Hoot" JIMSAMICHFAN@AOL.COM "...Assigned to VP-19 from November 1976 through September 1979. Proudly served as A-C Ordnanceman on Crew 8..." [17DEC2001]

GIBSON, ADR3 Jess jessgibson9@aol.com "...I served with VP-31 (08/1960-08/1963) working in Power Plants, Beach Crew, AOU Specialist and Tool Room..." [14MAR2015]

GIBSON, AMS2 R. Keith russell.k.gibson@lmco.com "...I was on active duty with VP-62 from 1989-1993 as an AMS2. Is there any one in the squadron that served during that time? If so please contact me via e-mail. I am currently drilling with VR-46 NAS Atlanta, Georgia as a reservist..." [14JUN2003]

GIBSON, AM3 Laine W. GIBSONPAUNTYPAT@AOL.COM "...I picked up VP-46 on Saipan in February 1949. I was an aircrewman on BD6. We came back to NAS North Island, San Diego, California in September 1949. VP-46 was the first to be called into the Korean War. We were home based in the Philippines. I served with VP-46 from 1949 to 1952. I would like to hear from anyone in VP-46 during that time..." [22NOV99]

GIBSON, AM2 Sam L. lee1try@fbtc.net "...Looking for fellow Shipmates from VU-3K (1954 - 1955), VU-5 (1953 - 1954 ), and VU-7 (1951 - 1953). Details: VU-3K, ALF Reem Field, San Ysidro, CA.; 1954 - 1955 VU-5, NAS Agana, Guam; 1953 - 1954 VU-7, San Diego area from 1951 - 1953: NAS Miramar; ALF Reem Field, San Ysidro, CA.; NAS North Island, San Diego, California..." [22JUL2001]

GIBSON, ATC(AW/NAC/MTS) Les Retired lesg45@yahoo.com "...I would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates from my days as an IFT with VP-45 (1978 to 1981), VP-48 (1984 to 1988) and VP-26 (1992 to 1994). Also, anyone who may remember me from NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland ('81-'84) and NAMTGD 1012 (1988 to 1991). Here's the best to all of you!..." [E-Mail Updated 16JAN2004 | E-Mail Updated 30JUN2000 | 05DEC99]

GIBSON, Robert E. nosub2008@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-8 (1978-1979) and VP-50 (1980-1983) after rehabilitation from a medical issue..." [27MAY2014]

GACILAN, ADCS(AW) Henry G. Retired henry.gacilan.ctr@navy.mil "...I served with VP-47 (04/1983-04/1988) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-40 (03/1991-03/1993) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-40 (03/1993-04/1997) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VP-4 (11/2000-11/2004) at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and VPU-2 (11/2004-07/2007) at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Deployments included NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Misawa, Japan, NSF Diego Garcia, BIOT, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska, NSA Bahrain, Oman, Kandahar and Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Detachments included Australia, La Reunion, Jehdda,,Singapore, India, Masihra, Thailand, Kenya, Key West and Panama Canal..." [BIO Updated 25MAY2012 | 24MAY2012]

GIDDINGS, AMHC(AC) Robert G. Retired oceanfather@comcast.net "...Hey there VP-50 Shipmates. Finally getting around to posting my name and address on this list. Have three other VP-50 Shipmates in area. Give me a jingle on e-mail or call 1-360 279-2228. Have kept in contact with some of the old gang. My years in VP-50 were--1965-- pig boats--1968 transitioned to the P-3's. Give me a call..." [E-Mail Updated 05DEC2005 | 06JUL2005]

GIEBITZ, ATCS(AC) Richard H. Retired rgiebitz@phonewave.net "...I served with VP-91 from 1981 to 1991. I reside in Fallon, Nevada and I work in Ground Electronics there. Thanks..." [E-Mail Updated 30APR2007 | 21APR98]

GIESING, Ed "Boose" 772-708-0285 "...I served with VP-6 from 1989-1992 in the Powerplants Shop. I would like to hear from any old friends..." [07APR2002]

GIESSMAN, ADRC George R. Retired jmgiess@gate.net "...Served with VR-7 & VR-8 from 1955-60; AEWRARRONPAC 1960-64; NASG Lynco 1964-67; VQ-1 1967-69; VW-4 1969-70; NASG Lynco 1970-75. Flight Engineer last 12 yrs of my career. Like to hear from Shipmates who flew those times. Anyone know where Ed Yarga is. Last heard was flying flight engineer for Japan Airlines. Thanks..." [29JUL98]

GIGGEY, ADC Larry E. Sr. Retired legmag@comcast.net "...Served with VP-62 from 1970 to 1973 (P2V-7 to P-3A) as a FE, VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois (P2V-7 to P-3A) as a FE (made ADC in 1976), VP-92 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts from 1977 to 1980 (P-3A) (my PPC was LCDR Steve Keith, now Adm. Keith CNAVRES) and VP-62 (P-3B) from 1980 to 1982 (when I retired). I now work at NADEP NAS Jacksonville, Florida and would like to hear from anyone I had the good fortune to serve and fly with. I don't miss the Navy as much as I miss all of you..." [E-Mail Updated 18APR2006 | 26APR99]

GIGOUS, Steve thegigs@ftn.com "...I served with VP-1 from June 2001 to October 2007. I truly enjoyed all experiences and learned much from all Shipmates. I was there for belly up (way to run squierds!) and kauai accidents. I'm still having too much fun but not as much as then. If you were there then I don't have to tell you my rate, you'll remember me. None of your wives liked me!..." [27SEP2008]

GILBERT, Alfred "Fred" Retired flip2040p@gmail.com "...I served with VP-10 (1970-1974), VP-31 (1974-1978), VP-22, (1978-1982) and Naval Missile Center (NMC) at NAS Point Mugu, California (1982-1984)..." [07MAY2016]

GILBERT, AD2 Dan dano.djg1@verizon.net "...I served in VP-44 from 82-86. Went to FE school and came back to the squadron on deployment in NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Flew with CAC 3, "we"ll put it where you want it" a great crew and great memories. Unfortunatly got hurt on a det to Scotland, transfered to VP-11 and never flew again as I was medically retired in 88. I have seen some names from the past and would like to hear from any of my old Shipmates..." [18SEP2010]

GILBERT, Buck buckgil@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-28. Any VP-28 "Hawaiian Warriors" out there?..." [22JUL2003]

GILBERT, AOCS Frederic E. "Chief Gil" Retired fegil2@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-31 (1975-1977) as Nuclear Weapons School Loading School Instructor and VP-19 (1977-1980) as QA Representative and as AO Shop Supervisor with deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Misawa, Japan and NAS Adak, Alaska. Was sadden to learn of the passing of MCPO Cox and AOC Castro. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12NOV2014]

GILBERT, AT2 Michael mgilbert@Lconn.com "...I joined VP-7 in NAS Brunswick, Maine in September 1958 as an AN airman AT. Joined Crew 11 as Radioman after deployment to NS Rota, Spain. Moved to Radar, Julie/Jez, MAD and sniffer before being separated active duty in August 1961 as an AT2..." [12NOV2001]

GILBERT, Stuart K. "Tim" c/o Stuart Gilbert stuartg@clearwire.net "...My father, Stuart K. "Tim" Gilbert, served as a pilot with VB-127. He was with the first group of PV-1s that completed training in May 1943 and was deployed to NAF Recife, Brazil to join FAW-16. In September 1943 he was transfered to FAW-15 at NAS Port Lyautey, French Morocco. Anyone with information about a squadron Reunionn or names of crewmembers please contact me. Thanks..." [E-Mail Updated 26JAN2010 | 07NOV98]

GILBERT, AE3 Thomas T. tgilbert000@cogeco.ca shipmate pix...Circa 1963... "...I'm a Canadian/American who served from 1959-1963 and my last year with VP-17 out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a 6 month deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. I was an AE3 with Crew 5 and 6. Unfortunately the years have made it difficult to remember names. I also served with A/C Maintenance, NAS Atsugi, Japan and started Boot Camp in Great Lakes in May 59 Company 204. Big Hi to all my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAY2005 | E-Mail Updated 23DEC2002 | BIO Updated 06NOV98 | 28DEC97]

GILBERTSON, Don Chiefdon37@aol.com "...I served in VP-66 from 1974-1978. Went from AZ3 to AZ1. Had great tour of duty there. All the flight engineers were great guys. Anyone can mail me at 22922 Gault St. West Hills, CA. 91307..." [26JAN99]

GILBERTSON, Richard A. rgilbertson@gamehavencouncil.org "...Served as AW-2 with VP-9 our of NAS Moffett Field, California from Oct. 1969 to August 1972. Most of the tour was with Crew ll. Looking to contact former crew members or anyone else with the squadron during those years: Robert Turner, Jim Stewart, and Jeff Harder..." [21FEB2000]

GILES, Merle L. merlepatg@aol.com "...1960-62 VP-50 P5M-2 NAS Iwakuni, Japan. (Crew 5 Electrician) 1963-65 NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland Weapons System Test (WST) Squadron Air crew on numerous special projects aircraft YP-3V-1 BUNO: 148276 A-NEW project. The original P-3 (Modified Electra) P-3V-1 BUNO: 148888 & 148889 Flew special projects flights on the "Droop Snoot" P-3V-1 the only P5M to have a jet installed in the aft gun mount. 1965-70 VP-46 NAS Moffett Field, California Air crew and ground pouder for three (3) Deployments. Naha, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and good ole NAS Adak, Alaska. 1970-74 VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California. Maintenance and occasional aircrew. Just enough flight time time to get my pay. 1974-76 VP-46 Deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Misawa, Japan. 1976 Decided to call it a career. 1976-76 Sperry Rand NAS Moffett Field, California. 1979-93 Federal Civil Service NAS Moffett Field, California. Worked as a "Sand Crab" in AIMD Calibration Lab untill they declared peace and closed the base. Currently employed by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in San Jose at the Light Rail Division. Fifteen minutes from home, If I take the bus. What more could a lucky guy like me ask for. Planes, Trains and one (1) grandson. I was in ATU-402 stationed at South Field, NAAS Kingsville, Texas from October 1956 until June 30 1960. I was an AE and worked the engine build up shop and then as a flight line troubleshooter fo a couple of years. Would love to here from any one who was there during that time..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24MAR2005 | 14FEB2000]

GILK, Brian bgilk@agfirst.com "...As an OSAM NFO I am untainted by Active Duty VP! I've been with VP-62 since Oct. 90. I reported as the only Ensign among a zillion Commanders. After almost 8 years in the squadron, I am still one of the most junior Officers! Served with CACs 5, 14 and now 12. Been to NAS Bermuda (2), NS Rota, Spain (2), NAS Sigonella, Sicily (3), PR (3), Key West (3), NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and Andoya..." [07APR98]

GILKEY, Mike MikeGjax@aol.com or MGJAX@juno.com "...Flight Engineer with VP-22 1965/1970. Became a Tar in 1971 and operated with VP-91, VP-65, VP-60, VP-68, VP-62. Retired in 1988. Currently a B-747 Flight Engineer with Southern Air Transport..." [18DEC97]

GILL, ADJ3 Charles charliegill5389@yahoo.com "...I served with VAW-125 (1974-1978) as a Plane Captain. We received the Golden Anchor/Battle "E" and "S" (Safty Awards) and the Navy Achievement Award. I was aboard the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) when she collided with the USS Belknap (CG-26) in the North Atlantic on November 22nd, 1975. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [08AUG2012]

GILL, Christopher E. Retired chrisegill@mail.com "...I was stationed in VP-44 (1973 to 1976) and worked about a year in the TRON shop. I moved onto AIMD for the next 2 years. I do believe it was the best squadron I was ever served with. From there I went to VX-1 (1977 to 1980), left active duty for a year while serving with VP-68 as a TAR. Rejoined the Navy and was assigned to VP-6 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1981 to 1984), NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee as an instructor (1984 to 1987), VQ-3 (1988 to 1990), VQ-4 (1990 to 1993) and then retired. I would like to say hi to all..." [E-Mail Updated 17APR2007 | 19FEB99]

GILL, Jack E. JACKGILLPBI@AOL.COM "...I served with FASRON-11 from 1955 to 1957 at NAS Atsugi, Japan and Oppama, Japan. Worked in Flight Test and First Lt. Div. Would like to hear from anyone who was there at the same time period..." [13OCT2002]

GILL, James iakopolika@hotmail.com "...Hello to my fellow CAC3/10 aircrewman. I was in VP-17 (87-91), FASO NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (91-95), and the ASW Module USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) (95-00). Now I am at COMPATECONFORPAC MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. working with Dave Steele and Troy Snell..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13OCT2001 | 09SEP98]

GILL, Jim jgill@agate.net "...I was in VP-7 from 63 to 66..."

GILL, John T. lucyh@alltel.net "...I served with Crew 16 of VPB 109 in 1944 and 1945. I was on the crew with Braddock as pilot and Perkinsas co-pilot. I served as AMM 2 and was starboard waist gunner. I would like to hear from any other members of crew 16..." [28FEB99]

GILL, JON MC jfate14@aol.com "...I served with VP-48 as a SS-1 on Crew 6 from 83-85. I would like to hear from all during that time to talk about all fun times we had on deployment, etc. Currently work for CA. Dept. of Corections..."

GILL, AX3 Ray raygill2@juno.com "...I was an AX-3 in VP-45 from 1968 to 1970. A great squadron. Many fond memories..." [07JUL2002]

GILL, Tom GillRealty@msn.com "...I served in VP-16 from 1971 through 1974, deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily twice and NAS Bermuda once. I was an AW3. Flew on crews with CDR Mirise, Castle, and Maloy, J.O.'s Rick Baugh, Bill Carriero, Benny Bunn, TACO's Bob White, John Raiford,, FE's Mike Moritz, Theo Bryant, AW Div Chief Hollweg, Fugate, and AW WO1 Bill Altman. Can't remember them all anymore. Have lots of fond memories and occasional nightmares..." [30MAY2000]

GILL, William gill73115@yahoo.com "...I was in VXN-8 from 9/89 to 9/92. I was a utility crewmen and worked in the AE shop, it was the best duty that I have ever had I saw more of the world and relized that most Americans have more by accident then people in third world locations working 12-14 hours 7 days aweek. I went on to become the CNO's (Borda He did not commit suicide) crew chief on his C20 Aircraft. I met many 4 stars and even the Russian CNO and a great many VIP's. I transferred to Tinker Airforce base in Oklahoma City and became a Reel Operator and Sr. Reel Operator Training Petty Officer on the Navys new E-6A/B's till my retirement in 6/2001. Since then I have worked for Dyncorp in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and (L-3 on Airforce EC130's and E-3 AWACs). I have four kids and all are in college, two are looking at the military..." [28JAN2009]

GILLER, AW Daniel "Slick" slickdg@roadrunner.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1988 to 1990 as a Sensor 3..." [27AUG2009]

GILLESPIE, Hoyt Olin [Deceased - See Memorial Posting Above] AlmaHoyt@webtv.net "...I served in VP-63 and was stationed at Pt. Lyautey. I now live in Marietta, Ga..." [Deceased Memorial Listing 27JUN2004 | E-Mail Updated 20SEP99 | 17AUG99]

GILLET, AFCM Douglass C. Dcgillet@aol.com "...I served in VP-22 from May 67 - July 90. I flew as a P3 Second Mech from Jan 69 - May 76 and then as a P-3 Flight Engineer from May 76 - July 90. From July 90 - Mar 93, I served with VPU-2 as a Flight Engineer. I went into the Command Master Chief Program in Mar 93 and went back to VP-22 to serve as the last Command Master Chief of the Command Mar 93 - Mar 94. I went on to VP-17 to serve once again as their last Command Master Chief, April 94 - Mar 95. In Sept 95 I went to VP-4 to serve as Command Master Chief and retired from VP-4 and the Navy in Sept of 98 after 32 years of service. I am now back into flying as a DC10-30F Flight Engineer with Gemini Air Cargo and am doing cargo runs world wide, what a great job to have after retirment. To all my Shipmates and Friend both past and present, a warm Aloha and Mahalo from a former Blue Goose, Wizard, White Lightning and Skinny Dragon of the Rainbow Fleet..." [BIO Updates 26AUG2001 | 24APR98]

GILLETTE, Carl crlgillette8@gmail.com "...I served aboard NAAS Chincoteague, Virginia from April 1946 to August 1946. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16JAN2010]

GILLETT, Robert J. Retired chief7@tds.net "...I attended Boot Camp at Bainbridge, Maryland, A&P School at NAS Norman, Oklahoma, ADA School at Millington, Tennessee, VS-31 NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from 1953 to 1956, NAS Point Mugu, California from 1956 to 1958, ADB School at Millington, Tennessee in 1958, FASRON-107 NAS Keflavik, Iceland from January 1959 to January 1960, VU-4 NAS Oceana, Virginia from 1960 to 1962, Instructor School at Millington, Tennessee in 1962, NAMTRADET 2002 at NAS Sanford, Florida from 1962 to 1966, VP-30 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for Flight Engineer Training in 1966, VP-49 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1966 to1968, USS Yellowstone AD-27 DASH Program from 1968 to 1970, HT-8 and HT-18 NAAS Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Florida from 1970 to 1972, and retired from US Navy in 1972..." [27NOV2003]

GILLETTE, PH2 Glenn YANKS7JETS12@AOL.COM "...I was a PH2 VP-44 May 75 thru Nov 77. Loved those BDA deployments...still got the tan. VPNavy was 1st class all the way. Got out in 77 due to medical conditon....no more overseas travel. After VP service who wants a desk..." [18FEB2001]

GILLEY, CPO Pete Retired pbgilley@comcast.net "...I served with VP-23 CAC-8 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1981 to 1984, AWA school in Millington from 1984 to 1988 and VP-5 CAC 1 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida until 1991 then to Mayport til retirement in 1995. Was SS3, Shop Chief, Training CPO at Millinton..." [18FEB2004 | 30JUL98]

GILLIAM, Robert flooder@earthlink.net "...Served as Aircrewman on "Rainproof 8" in VW-1 from 11/66 to 4/68. Detached to Chu Lai for several deployments with stopoffs at NS Sangley Point, Philippines coming and going (Mary-Tees in Cavite City where are you?). Was ATR2 and CIC operator. Later transferred to VP-47 in NAS Moffett Field, California and rode a P-3 back to Vietnam until my discharge. Crew 8 had the "Lil Stinker" Skunk Logo on the nose..." [24APR99]

GILLIAMSEN, LCDR Donald A. Retired dgilly@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-26 from 1955 to 1958 (first squadron after earning my wings) flying (PPC Crew 12), NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1958 to 1961, Naval PG School from 1961 to 1962, VW-13 from 1962 to 1964, VW-4 from 1964 to 1966, Naval PG School from 1968 to 1970, NATTC NAS Glynco, Georgia Administrative Aide COMTRAWING 8 from 1970 to 1974 and Safety Officer NS Mayport from 1974 to 1975..." [14JAN2009]

GILLIES, AD3 Bill telcombill@juno.com "...I was stationed at VAH-15 (NAS Norfolk, Virginia) in 1958. I was there when "Wing-over Wilson" crashed due to fuel contamination. Also stationed in NAS Brunswick, Maine with VP-26 in 1959 and 1960. (2nd Mech. LK-3)..." [08FEB2011]

GILLISSEN, Neil amhcng@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-23 from April 1970 till August 1973. We made one deployment to NS Rota, Spain and two to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I arrived just as they were transitioning to the P-3's. After getting out in 1973, I joined the Reserves in 1976 and eventually ended up at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1983. I was attached to NS Rota, Spain where I did all my active duty periods till retiring in 1997 (including 7 months during Desert Storm). VP-23 was were I had the best times and looking forward to a Reunion..." [E-Mail Updated 08MAR2003 | 28NOV99]

GILLMORE, PN2 Gerald pn2usn.56.66@gmail.com "...I served with VA(HM)-13/VP-24 (08/1957-06/1961), USS Saipan (CVL-48) through its decommissioning (01/1970), Naval Station Chasn SC, USS Princeton (LPH-5) and USS Gunston Hall (LSD-5)..." [05OCT2011]

GILLOOLY, Michael J. cpo7890@aol.com "...I served with VP-23 as a flight engineer from 1978 to 1981. I would like to hear from anyone who served with the Seahawks in that time frame or otherwise. Does anyone know where MCPO Don Logsdon is or what happened to him?..." [BIO Updated 25OCT2004 | 25SEP98]

GILMARTIN, Michael D. mikegnba@optonline.net "...I served with VW-11 NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada from 1963 to 1964. We flew EC-121's (super Connies). Anyone remember us or our sister squadron VW-13?..." [E-Mail Updated 16SEP2007 | 00XX97]

GILMORE, ADJ3 Clay clay@fop.net "...I served with VX-1 (October 1965 until September 1967) in the Line Division as an S-2 Tracker Plane Captain and was a 2nd Mechanic on a P2V Neptune for a short time. Transferred to VA-22 (A-4 Skyhawk) stationed at NAS Lemoore, California and made two WestPac cruises on the Ranger and Bonhomme Richard in the Gulf of Tonkin. Discharged in July of 1969..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUL2011 | 01JAN2002]

GILMORE, David david_gilmore@bellsouth.net "...I served aboard NAF Weeksville, North Carolina in the early 1960s and have a patch for every base I served. The only one I am missing is Weeksville. Can anyone tell me where to purchase one? Thanks..." [24JAN2012]

GILMORE, AMS1 Pat Retired patgil@tctwest.net "...I was in VP-17 from 79-82 and VPU-2 from 85-88 and had some good times then. Drop me a line if you were Shipmates! Enjoy and smile..." [11MAR2000]

GILMORE, Richard (Dick) GI1938@AOL.COM "...I served in VP-1 from 1956 thru 1959 in flight crews 3 and 5 would like to here from any old Shipmates. Deployments to Alaska and Japan..." [22SEP99]

GILMORE, HM1 Stanley lmoore4093@aol.com "...I would like to get in contact with those I served with at VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee during years 91 through decommissioning..." [24MAR99]

GILMORE, Raymond rayg1@massnet1.net "...I was stationed at NS Sangley Point, Philippines VP-40 1962-1964. It was great visiting all of the pages and remembering the days gone by. I still have year books from 1962-1963 and 1963-1964 if anyone needs a photo from that time..." [17SEP99]

GILPIN, Jim ocvjim@netzero.com "...I was a Beach Master with VP-49 stationed in NAS Bermuda from 1951 to late 1954, and launched and beached LITERALLY hundreds of both the PBM-5, and it's replacement P5M. Tough duty, but some one had to do it..." [E-Mail Updated 31DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 25AUG2001 | E-Mail Updated 29JUN2001 | E-Mail Updated 22MAY2001 | 29NOV99]

GILROY, Terrance giltrg233@hotmail.msn.com "...I reported to VPB-127 in 1944 at NAAF/NAF Port of Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies. Next Reunion this next Sunday in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Hope to see all former members there for more remembeances of our duty at that time. Hope to expand our notices of Reunions and data about VPB-127. This Reunion will be our 10th. More fun-less members. FLY HIGH..." [09APR2002]

GILSTRAP, Dana (now West) d4beagles@hotmail.com "...Loved my 4 years with VP-22 (1989 to 1992)! Had a great time as an AE --- especially all of those late night generator changes! Still remember the sound of the props! Nothing like wanting to fall asleep as the Duty FE got Mids out for turns. Had a blast in NAS Misawa, Japan, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1991). Anyone know where AE1(FE) Pete Baker is? Missed Hawaii after I went to AIMD NAS Miramar, California --- I-Level was the worst -- reason I left the Navy! Heard from Frenchy not too long ago --- up in WA state..." [24MAY2004]

GILSTRAP, Richard s99050@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 (07/1989-08/1992) I flew (FE) with Crew-5 along with AD2 Steve Pena. We deployed to NS Subic Bay, Philippines (05/1990), NSF Diego Garcia and Masirah, Oman (Moon Base Alpha) during Desert Shield. Any one know the where abouts of AE2 Fred Green? I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11APR2013]

GINN, AT2 Graham gsginn@mac.com "...Loyal and devout member of the mighty War Eagles. I miss my squadron. I miss what we accomplished together. There was so many good times and so many tough times but we all seemed to make it through. I miss laughing over ridiculous things and I miss AD2 Strickland's golf swing at St. Andrew's. We were so very lucky. I wish the best for my Shipmates or anyone who wants to get a hold of me. You guys were the best. Life is a wonderful thing. I hope everyone realizes it. Your Shipmate for life..." [24SEP2004]

GINN, AW2 Neil neilginn@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-67B-1 at NAS Atlanta, Georgia from 1969 to 1970 (including 4X10 at NAS Millington, Tennessee and NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania) and VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (Crew 13) from 1970 to 1976 with numerous deployments to NS Rota, Spain..." [24JUN2009]

GIORGINI, Marion (Tony) c/o His Son David Giorgini DavidGiorgini@aol.com "...Looking for anyone who flew with my father Marion (Tony) Giorgini. Here is a rough list of his {Marion (Tony) Giorgini} assignments/locations: July 1943-Aug 1943 Initial flight training at Albert Lea, MN; Dec 1943-Apr 1944 NAS Minneapolis, MN; May 1944-Sep 1944 NAS Pensacola, Florida, Instrument rating issued Sept 1944; Oct 1944-Jan 1945 NAS Jacksonville, Florida; Feb 1945-Apr 1945 NAS Hutchinson, Kansas, Qualified as co-pilot PB4Y in Apr '45; Apr 1945-? NAS Jacksonville, Florida; Oct 12-14, 1945, passenger from NAS Honolulu to NS Sangley Point, Philippines; Oct 1945- Jan 1946 Palawan, Clark Field, Samar, Cebu City, Tinian, Kwajalein, Johnson, MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; Jan 12, 1946 MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii; Apr 1946-? NAS in ? Michigan; and Jul 1951- Sep 1955 NAS Olathe, Kansas. Detailed List from May 1944-Dec 1944 - May 1944 NAAS Ellyson Field, Florida, USNATC Pensacola, Florida, Roommates-Robert Galvin, Richard Gates, Dick Gannon, May-June 1944 NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, NAS Pensacola, Florida, July-Sep 1944 NAS Pensacola, Florida, Squadron VN 808A????????, Oct-Dec 1944 NAS Pensacola, Florida, Squadron VPB2 OTU#1 Roommate J.E. Shea. He also listed Wade Spence, C.W. Ledin, C.P. Kasper, C.W. Listole as roommates or contacts. Any idea if Ledin is alive or where? He listed him several times. Other info......Flew with MIT graduate Frank Glazier (went on to TWA), Jack Brassfield (Navigator), Maurice Willis (pilot), Ed King (pilot) out of Olathe, KS. From newspaper clippings: - Ensign M.C. Giorgini arrived at Pearl Harbor, HI. Entered the Navy Air Corp in Feb 1943. Commissioned at Pensacola, FL Sept 19, 1944. Returned from two weeks annual anti-subwarfare training at NAS Oakland, California. Duty with Navy Reserve Aviation Squadron VP-881. As you can see, there are several gaps I could not account for. He graduated from Univ. of Minnesota in 1951, moved to Kansas City and began work at Bendix Corp (Allied-Signal Aerospace) and continued to fly in the reserves out of NAS Olathe, Kansas until Sept 1955. Any info you can piece together would be great. Let me know if I can help in any way. Thanks..."[13SEP2001]

GIPSON, AK Kenneth R. neptun19@comcast.net "...I was an Aviation Storekeeper Striker with VP-19 from August 1962 to 1963 stationed at NAS Alameda, California. I was on TAD duty to NAS Moffett Field, California when we received our first P-3. It was actually called a P-3V-1 for a short time. I was later transferred to VP-90 at NAS Glenview, Illinois after serving three years on the Chief of Naval Reserve Staff in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I was assigned to VP-90 from 1979 to 1981 as head of Material Control. I always enjoyed my years in the VP Squadrons. I was an Airman (AK) called up from NAS Dallas, Texas. I was assigned to VP-872 at NAS Alameda, California and was with the squadron during all of the nuclear test in the pacific. While at Christmas Island, I was assigned to the flight line crew and worked long hours while the aircrews were racking up all of those flight hours. I remember fondly those months on Christmas Island and Johnson Island. I remember the trips to Por London to visit the British Navy Base and their version of ships stores. Also enjoyed their club. After my tour with VP-872, I served another 19 years in the Navy, retiring in 1984. I can say without a doubt, I think of those days with VP-872 more than any other tour in my career. I still have a patch and photos of the flight line at Christmas Island as well a s a well worn purple ball cap with white letters VP-872. I am currently employed with Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth Texas, responsible for all flight test support for the F-22 at Edwards Air Force Base. I make it out to California often and would like to attend a reunion. I also am currently designing a radio control model of the P2V-5FS and will finish it in the paint scheme of "Bean Stalk 1". Fair Winds and Following Seas..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 29SEP2004 | 26MAR2000]

GIROUX, Bernie vp56@aol.com "...Hey Guys! Long time away from being a throttle jockey! I am still flying around; you can find me at PYM. Doing business in Fall River, MA, hometown, in real estate. Many thanks to CDR John McIntyre, CO, and Cdr. Meltzer, XO, at VP-56 during 1968-1969. Those were the best days of our lives..." [24OCT2001]

GISH, Michael (757)588-5710 "...I served with VP-5 from 1960 to 1962. The VP days were times I shall never forget and the friends I made during those times seem to linger in my mind much longer than any other friends I have ever made since. Anyone from my era out there hat remembers me - please call me at (757)588-5710..." [E-Mail Removed/Phone Number Updated 23MAR2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 27JAN2002 | 15NOV98]

GISH, Rick gish@thevillages.net "...VP-30, VP-16 SS1/2/4..." [05MAR2010]

GIST, James T. jgist@insight.rr.com "...I was a member of VAW-124 from 1972-1974. My duties included avionics and being a flight tech on the E-2B Hawkeye..." [02MAY2003]

GIVENS, T. P. deltajudge@webtv.net "...Like Spang, I started out with VP-791 in PB4Ys in 1956 as a reservist. In l958 we switched to the P2V-5s, which were promptly taken from us and returned to the fleet due to the Lebanon crisis. By then we were designated VP-792, and the 5s were replaced by ancient 4s. I flew as an ordnanceman. We participated in many cruises. I was fortunate to have many experienced fellow crewman showing me the way. It was exciting times for a young man from the Mississippi Delta in his late teens and early twenties..." [21OCT99]

GIVENS, AE2 Wayne wayne.givens@jmfamily.com "...I served in VP-16 from October 1969 through August 1972. Was an AE2, with deployments to NAS Bermuda, NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada..." [04OCT2001]


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