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Memorial Picture "...GRACE, Donald Forrest...My Father, Donald Forrest Grace, passed away on February 6, 2009. Dad flew for VP-210 and various other squdrons in the Caribbean. Also was air gunner on OS2U off USS Albemarle (AV-5) that went one on one against a U-boat which nearly killed him it did Kill the pilot. WW II enlist veteran air combat crew member with three gold stars on combat wings Steven Grace s_grace@att.net..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 15FEB2009 | 26MAR2000]

Memorial Picture "...GRAY, Harvey...My deceased Father was stationed at NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England from 08/25/44 through 06/18/45. His name was Harvey Gray the unit was FAW-7 and PATSU 7B. He was in both. If anyone has any information please email me...Barbara Sprague b_sprg@excite.com..." [22AUG2005]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...GRAY, AMM3 Robert George...I am researching information on my late Father. My Father, AMM3 Robert George GRAY, served in the U. S. Navy from November 1942 through February 1946. He served with Advanced Base Aviation Training Unit (ABATU) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, FAW-8, CASU-60, CASU-61, CASU-158 and VR-2. Dad received the American Theatre Victory, Philippine Liberation (1 Battle Star), Asiatic-Pacific Theatre and a Good Conduct Medals..." Contributed by Thomas William Gray grayt0852@aol.com [23NOV2012]

Memorial Picture "...GREER, Bob...VP-46 Shipmate Bob Greer (VietNam tour 1969-70) passed away on April 21, 2004 after a 5-month battle with cancer. He and his brother, Tom Greer served together during that timeframe. In recent years, Bob reconnected with numerous Shipmates through this website and over the internet. While the Navy was only a short period of time in many service people's lives, it has proven to be an important and treasured one to those of us who served at this critical and devisive time in our nation's history. Gordon Helm gordon.j.helm@noaa.gov, former AW-3/Jez, Crew ..." [28APR2004]

Memorial Picture "...GRIMME, AETM1 Brooks H...My Father, Brooks H. Grimme, went into the US Navy in Sept 1943, NT School (Pre-Radio) Michigan City, Indiana, NT School (EE RM) College Station, Texas (Texas A&M), NATTC Ward Island, Corpus Christie, Texas, NT School Line Maintenance PBM NAS. AS, S2c, S1c, ART3c, ART2c, AETM2c, final rating AETM1c. Served with CASU(F)-42 on the island of Samar, Philippine Islands, during WWII (1945), also stationed at NS Sangley Point, Philippines, for a time, transferred to HedRon 14 1 FAW-14, NAS Alameda, California, USNTS San Diego, California, NRS Nashville, Tennessee, and finally discharged PSC NAS Memphis, Tennessee in May 1946, USNR SV-6. Even though all of his ratings were in aviation electronics and radio, his assigned job at CASU(F)-42 on Samar was as a Qualified Gasoline Semi-Truck Operator. My father passed away January 2, 2009, and was buried with full military honors at the Veteran's National Cemetary in Bushnell, Florida. I would sincerely appreciate hearing from anyone who has any information or knowledge of the units my dad served in, especially those who may have served with and/or knew him. Gary Grimme gg32068@comcast.net..." [12JUN2009]

Memorial Picture "...GRISWOLD, Lyman William "Bill" "Griz"...My Father Lyman William "Bill" "Griz" Griswold passed away due to complications of a stroke on May 5, 2013 at 3:00 AM in the morning. From the many stories he told me about his adventures flying Black Cats for VP-11 in the South Pacific. I can tell that it was one of the more fantastic times in his life. You can view more information about my Father and the many great things he accomplished in his life by going to http://www.vet-trans.com/memorial/. Please be sure to sign the guest book. I would love to hear any stories or adventures you may have about my Father..." Contributed by Susan B. Riggsby sriggsby@hotmail.com [11MAY2013]

Memorial Picture "...GRUBBS, AT1 John Richard...My Father, AT1 John Richard Grubbs, passed away March 4, 2008. I would like to hear from anyone that may have known him. Thank you. Michael Grubbs soulcandy1@mac.com..." [15MAR2009]


GRABLE, Ken kgrable@sirius.com "...I was assigned to VP-42 at the completion of my boot training in San Diego, the only assignment during my 4 year hitch, 9/23/48 to 9/22/52. Our first cruise was to NAS Agana, Guam in 1949, I remember this well as our first mode of transportation was aboard the U.S.S. Barrioko, a CVE, what an experience. Not sure of the spelling of the ship but the name is correct. I was soon assigned to crew 3 as an airman mech. and stayed with the same crew until my discharge in 52 as an AD2. These were some very proud memories of mine, being awarded 4 Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross in my short career..." [07SEP98]

GRABLIAUSKAS, Tony Anthony_Grant@email.msn.com "...I happily served in VC-33 NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1953 to 1955, first as an Aviation Ordnanceman with Chief Poff, Chief Bull Herring, and Lt. Bergeron, then as a Yeoman with Chief Wayne Herron. Squadron Captain was Captain Devane then Captain Sweet. While Ordnanceman, served with detachment aboard USS Valley Forge 1954 with Tom Beaty and under Lt. Spinner. Flew as crewman in ADs..." [24AUG2001]

GRACE, MA1 Douglas A. dag@pro-site.com "...Joined VP-57 in March of 1955 right out of boot camp. Immediately went Mess Cooking for 3 months. Returned and was assigned to Ordnance Shop. Deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska in January 1956 and got sent mess cooking again in NAS Kodiak, Alaska in March, but made AO3 in April and finally got free of that duty. Had the dubious honor of being in Crew 10 for awhile with LTJG Bell as PC. See Mishap page for story of bad landing at NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Transferred out in March 1957 to NAS Miramar. Stayed in for 11 years and left the Navy as, MA1 in January 1966. Would be glad to hear from any and all squadron mates, and in particular DE Bateman AO2 from that time..." [E-Mail Updated 24OCT2001 | 29MAR97]

GRACE, Joe c/o Jeff Miller jeffpmiller@msn.com "...Looking for pictures or model of US Navy EC121 Super Connie. Great site. I served VW-1/VQ-1 NAS Agana Guam 70-72. I would like to hear from anyone who was in NAS Agana, Guam with me. Please write to me: Joe GRACE, 17 Siberling Dr., Ckeektowaga, NY 14225..." [11AUG98]

GRADY, ADJ3 Dennis take5az@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from February 1965 to October 1966 with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan in 1965/1966. I served on "forgotten few" ground crew under Chief Wright. AD's were Colson, Mueller and Edwards. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 28DEC2009 | 26DEC2009]

GRADY, Michael T. Retired cdrmikegrady@earthlink.net "...Retired from Navy in July 1975. Served with VW-13 from 1955 to 1957, VW-4 from 1957 to 1959, then instructor EC-121 CIC NAS Glynco, Georgia, thence 3+ years with VAW-13 till June 1966. Hi to all past Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 29JUL2006 | 01JUL2004]

GRADY, MCPO Mike Retired mike@diversifiedmedical.com "...Was air crew in VC-33 from December 1955 thru September 1960. Made cruises and attached to det's to numerous to include. Was with Det 43 on the Sara in the Med 1958 and crashed on night deck run with LT Bud Brown and rear seat guy named Wolfe. All recovered by plane gaurd USS Rich and back on the schedule two days later. Wolfe and I were first enlisted centurions on USS Saratoga (CVA-60). Later served in VP-28 on the USS Wasp 1963 - 1967 and then to Patrols. VP-48 from 1969-1972 then VP-31 until retiring 1975. Still miss the flying..." [BIO Updated 09OCT2002 | 11SEP99]

GRAFF, AE2 James jgraff@iquest.net "...I served with VAP-62 (1957-01/1959) with Detachments to Delta and Echo at NAF Naples, Italy..." [07OCT2012]

GRAEF, AC3 Warren wgraef2001@yahoo.com "...I served in the USN from 1961-1965 and was stationed aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CG-57), NAAS New Iberia, LA and NAS Glynco, Georgia. I left the Navy worked for the FAA for a short period of time but then I worked for the Army from 1971-1987. I have a degree from Texas A&M University at Texarkana. Currently I reside in Stafford Texas which is Southwest of Houston..." [06MAR2010]

GRAFF, LT Clinton G. Retired cgdg@earthlink.net "...Retired 1978 as LT. Served in VP (1953 to 1955) as AE-1. Ordered to FAETUPAC for instructor duty September 1955 until 1957 departed for AEB school NATTC Jacksonville, FL. Promoted to AEC 1958. Attached to CNAP 1960 to 1964..." [21JAN2006]

GRAHAM, Charles N. Jr. dow30001@aol.com "...I flew as an NFO with Project Magnet (VXN-8) from 1963 through 1966. Was the Navigation Officer for the squadron for about 2 years. Later served at the Naval Oceanographic Office in Suitland (1966-1969). I would be intested in hearing from any of my Shipmates from those years..." [04JAN2004]

GRAHAM, Clifford cgraham054@bellsouth.net "...I served with VQ-1 from 1972 to 1975 (deployed to NAS Agana, Guam). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [25JAN2004]

GRAHAM, Dale graham@cass.net "...Trying to contact anybody who flew in P2V's in VP-31 during the years 1960 to 1963. Looking for George Leja, Jim Hope, Gary Howe, Pat Grant, "Dah Dah" Thompson, "Goody" Gudmundson, Charles Eddy Martin. Please e-mail me..." [16FEB2001]

GRAHAM, AO3 David E. "BUZZ" Deg5905@aol.com "...I served with VP-8 from 1961 through 1965. I was on the crew that traveled to CA to pick up the first P-3 used in the Navy and the crew that flew our last P2 to NY. We had one of the best flag football teams on the east coast in those years. If any of my Shipmates are out there please drop me a note..." [BIO Updated 30JAN2007 | 13JUL2001]

GRAHAM, LCDR Dennis L. Retired denlingrah@aol.com "...I served with VP-28 (1957-1960), VX-1 (1961-1966), VP-47 (1966-1969), FAESUTRAGRP (1969-1972), FASO U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand (1972-1974), VP-40 (1974-1976), VP-31 (1976-1979) and ComPatWingsPac (1979-1981). My Naval Career included the following rates/ranks: HSAR-AXC, WO1-CWO-3, ENS-LCDR..." [01JUL2014]

GRAHAM, Donald maverickq751@msn.com "...I served with FAW-10 at NAS Moffett Field, California with a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I spent every other 2 weeks working in the Operational Control Room at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (06/1970-12/1970). I'm having trouble with the VA since there seems to be no records of me being in country. I was awarded both the Viet Nam Service Ribbon and the Viet Nam Campaign Ribbon and was also in the Tonkin Gulf on the USS Bennington (CVS-20) in 1968. I am trying to find anyone else that is in a similar situation and what they did to satisfy the VA..." [27DEC2012]

GRAHAM, Don graham10@slb.com "...Deepfreeze (VXE-6) 1981 through 1985. Helos and Pararescue Team..." [01MAR2006]

GRAHAM, Donald M. Jr pudchar@aol.com "...I served with VP-11, NAS Brunswick, Maine from Apr 61-Dec 62. I was an AO Crewman on CAC-5, a P2V-7(SP2H). This is my first visit with your group and I enjoyed it immensely. Would love to hear from Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 30NOV2000 | E-Mail Updated 28JUL2000 | 12DEC98]

GRAHAM, CAPTAIN Genie K. (Gene) Retired gene.graham@mchsi.com "...My first tour of duty after flight training was VW-11 (1960 to 1962), all on Crew 3. Started flying at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada but moved to NAS Keflavik, Iceland in 1961. Flew first operational flight out of NAS Keflavik, Iceland on July 1, 1961. Next came a tour with the "Flying Phantoms", VP-18 (1963 to 1965), Crew 3, 12, 5 and 9 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. After two years in Monterey, reported to VP-31 Det NORIS as Safety Officer (1967 to 1969). My tour in purgatory came on USS, Independence from 1969 to 1971 as Assistantt CIC and then CIC after boss was fired. On to the "Pelicans", VP-45, as ADMIN and OPS Officer (1972 to 1975) Crew 21. Finally made it into the P-3 community, brand new P-3C's by the way. A new airplane smells just like a new car. One year in DC at George Washington University for my MBA and back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida as XO of VP-30 (1976 to 1977). Next stop with "World Famous Batmen", VP-24 as XO/CO (1977 to 1979). After four years on OPNAV and SECNAV staff, retired as Captain in 1983. Payback is HELL, my son was NROTC and stayed in Navy for 9 years. Seems that everywhere he was stationed, someone was waiting with a "Genie K story". Not all of those would I have chosen to share with my son! Happily, I can say, he was not tainted. Second career was with EDS and I enjoyed it very much. Jerry Lynn, bless her heart, has stayed with me for 44 years and counting, and we have retired to Fairhope, AL. Stay in touch!..." [08APR2004]

GRAHAM, J.B. "Junior" Jr. W5VXV@aol.com "...I joined VPB-212 in February 1945 at San Jaun, Puerto Rico. Went from there to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and Harvey Point, N.C. where we got new planes (PBM 6A's). From there to NAS Alameda, California then to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I was a RM2 class. Our Crewchief was Hertz fron Long Island. 1st. Radioman was Jim Marshel from N.J., two Ordnancemen Reese from Pawtucket R.I. and one from by the name of Chasson from Boston, Ma..." [05NOV99]

GRAHAM, Jim protirejim187@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-7 (1960-1964) and flew with Crew-5..." [E-Mail Updated 02DEC2013 | 30JAN2009]

GRAMKOW, ABAN Charles "Chuck" C/O HESTER, AD2 Randy randyhester@VTA.org "...He served with me in VP-31 from 1978 until his murder in 1979. He was a very good friend of mine, and the kind of guy that would gladly give you the shirt off his back, or his box lunch if you looked at it twice. ABAN Charles "Chuck" Gramkow was first class in my book..." [31JAN2003]

GRANADE, LT Bill bgranade@ozline.net "...I started my VP training with VP-30 RAG, NAS Jacksonville, Florida summer of 1967 P2V-7E. Next to VP-7 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, early fall of 67. Moved thru the Nav, Co-pilot & made PPC with VP-7 in the spring of 1969; also, got married 3-7-69. Transferred to VP-45 NAS Jacksonville, Florida and made the annual Unitas 10 Cruise to South America, June to Dec 69. On returning to NAS Jacksonville, Florida tranfered to the reserves VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. After 6 months of civilian life returned to active duty in NAS Pensacola, Florida in June 70 as a Flight Instructor flying RC45-J (Twin Beech) at the Navy Photo School (NATTU). Released from active duty in June of 72. Still married to Cathy after all these years, one daughter,Holly 27. Retired from Baxter Healthcare after 19 years in Jan. 1999. Gone fishing..." [22MAY2001]

GRANIER, CDR Russell J. http://members.aol.com/StevenV113/VP-94/co1.htm "...Commander Russell J. Granier is a native of Vacherie, Louisiana. He is a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy with the class of 1980. Following flight training in NAS Pensacola, Florida and Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, California, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in August 1981. After completing Fleet Replacement Air Group Training with VP-31, he was assigned to VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii flying the P-3B MOD then transitioning to the P-3C. Following his tour with VP-4, Commander Granier was assigned to NROTC Southern University as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science where he taught Naval Weapons Systems, Naval History, and Leadership and Management. In January 1989, Commander Granier was released from active duty and affiliated with the USS Coral Sea Unit at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. He subsequently transferred to VP-67, NAS Memphis, Tennessee in May 1989 and then to VP-94 in January 1992 where he served as Executive Assistant prior to assuming the duties of Executive Officer. Commander Granier assumed the duties as Commanding Officer of VP-94 in September 1997. Commander Granier holds a Bachelor's Degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He is currently employed as a Senior Lubrication Engineer with Mobil Oil Corporation..." [27JUN2003]

GRANT, Hank fnhwg@aurora.alaska.edu "...I served with VQ-2 from 1963 to 1966 as a crewmember on the EA-3B and EC-121M. A Reunion is planned in May, 1998 in Tennesse..." [03FEB98]

GRANT, Larry grant@uninets.net "...I served with VP-49 1970-1973, 2 deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, moved with squadron from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [25APR99]

GRANTHAM, Carrol E. cgrantham4@kc.rr.com "...I served with FAETUPAC from early 1955 to my discharge in July 1955. I have great memories of the squadron and our great Skipper..." [11MAY2009]

GRANTHAM, Ernest (Ernie) G. g_grantham@worldnet.att.net "...Trying to see if any are still on the go from VP-13 PB2Y squadron. Fuel may be low but I would like to hear from any that was in the South Pacific from March 1945 until November 1945. Patrolled from Okinawa until wars end and then a short time in Hong Kong. Tender was the USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14). Returned to San Francisco early in November 1945. VP-13 was decommissioned early in 1946. I was discharged from the Navy in April 1946. Thanks..." [23JUL2002]

GRAPPONE, AMSC Al Retired algrappone@comcast.net "...I attended Boot Samp Newport, RI (June 18, 1941 to August 25, 1941, AM School NAS Jacksonville, Florida (August 26, 1941 to December 29, 1941), LTA School NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (December 31, 1941 to June 3, 1942), ZP-12 NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (June 3, 1942 to January 24, 1943), ZP-51 San Juan Puerto Rico, ZP-51 NAS Trinidad, British West Indies (March 4, 1942 to August 24, 1943), Blimp Hedron 5 NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1943), Blimp Hedron 2 NAAF Atkinson Field, Essequibo, British Guiana, Blimp Hedron 4 NAF Amapa, Brazil (1945), ZP-41 Richmond Field, FL (June 8, 1945 to March 2, 1946), ZP-12 NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (March 2, 1946 to August 10, 1946), NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (August 12, 1946 to September 8, 1947), COMFLEETAIR WESTCOAST (October 2, 1947 to October 7, 1947), VP-ML-1 NAS Miramar, California (October 7, 1947 to July 20, 1948), Receiving Station NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (July 1948), Receiving Station NAS Agana, Guam (August 18, 1948 to August 25, 1948), FASRON-122 Tsingtao China (August 29, 1948 to December 6, 1948), USS Pine Island (AV-12) (December 7, 1948 to April 4, 1949), FASRON-119 Tsingtao China (April 4, 1949 to April 5, 1949), FASRON-122 NAF Oppama, Japan (1949), USS Fabius (1950 to 1951), VR-5 href="nasmoffett.html">NAS Moffett Field, California (1951), VR-21 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1952), VR-23 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1952 to 1954), VR-2 NAS Alameda, California (1954 to 1956), VR-23 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1956 to 1958), VFAW-3 NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1958 to 1959), FASRON-110 NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1959 to 1960), NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1960 to 1961), and Retired May 4, 1961..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2011 | 02MAY2004]

GRATTAN, George H. ggrattan@microconnect.net "...I served as co-pilot with VPB-119 at Clark Field, Philippines, Isl. For "old times sake" I've been seeking former crew members. So far, I've found two only. I have all their names ,official ratings and their file numbers,but not their cities of origin. Does anyone out there have any ideas as to where I can go from here.Please e-mail me if you have some ideas. Thank you..." [09APR2000]

GRAU, Alvin agrau@woh.rr.com "...I served with VP-31 (01/1973-10/1975) in the Airframes Shop. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [05MAR2012]

GRAU, PO3 Dennis dwg42@bellsouth.net "...I attended TD school at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from December 1959 - September 1960. I was then stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine until my discharge in February 1963 as a PO3. At NAS Brunswick, Maine, I was assigned to FAW-3 staff as an instructor on a P2V simulator..." [E-Mail Updated 17DEC2002 | 24DEC98]

GRAVERSEN, C. O. CGraversen@AOL.COM "...I served in VP-47 l952-l955 as an AT. Flew as a radio & radar operator on two tours of duty to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Fact is I should have been on BA-1 that crashed into Yaku Shima Island on June 9, l954 killing all on board. The plane was enroute to Hong Kong for a week of R&R. The reason I wasn't on it is that I didn't have enough money for a week of R&R so I backed out at the last minute. I was on the first PBM (84775) that found the wreckage. If it had been 200 feet to the right or left or higher it would have missed this Island. Sad day for all. Would be great to hear from any old Shipmates..." [04FEB2000]

GRAVES, Ed (Tony) gfx@brightok.net "...I proudly served as a World Famous Woodpecker (VP-49) from 1976 to 1977. I would sure love to hear from some of the old crew - Leroy?, Rob?, Mick?, and Genaro?..." [11DEC2002]

GRAVES, Jesse jessegraves@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-46 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1978 to 1982. I flew with Crew-2 (Rockin' Deuces) which became Crew-1. We had the highest OSE of any crew in the squadron and didn't have anyone over the rank of LT (many LCDR's hated us). I'm doing the civilian thing now, but every so often, I smell the JP-5, and really start missing those days. There is nothing like the close-knit group of a CAC. Recently, we had a airshow nearby, and on the way, my wife asked me if I thought a P-3 would be there, and I shrugged and said that I doubted it. Well, there was a P-3 there, and to top it off, it was one from VP-46! My wife said I was like a kid at Christmas. It was on static, and of course, I couldn't wait to tour it. It still smells the same. I would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates - especially Paul Klasing, Dan MacPherson and Tim Hauck..." {E-Mail Updated 14NOV2009 | 12NOV96]

GRAVES, AMS3 Richard (Rags) rags11@prodigy.net "...I served with VC-3 in the Airframe Shop from March 1966 to July 1968. If anyone remembers me - yell!..." [26SEP2003]

GRAY, Bruce F. brucegrayatty@aol.com "...I served with FASRON-101 in 1956. I would like to locate the Executive Officer, a Chier Warrant Officer who knew of me in High School at Millington, Tn and who insisted I attend the U. S. Naval Academy..." [29MAY2001]

GRAY, Bunn F. G4-DIVO@enterprise.navy.mil "...Flew with VP-49, Crew 7, then Crew 1(83-87), LCDR Punches was our PPC (Great Guy). Aircrew Instructor at VP-30 (87-91), at that time there were only 12 - AO aircrew instructors, and AW's had problems maintaining 4 hours a month, flight time?!! Moved on to VA-34 (A6 Bomber). Selected as an AOC in 92, Spent 1 year in NAS Brunswick, Maine Commander, Patrol Wing Five (CPW-5). Selected as an LDO (6362), and currently on board USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) and do we have a great web page, check it out! LTJG Bunn F. GRAY, Weapons Elevator Officer on the BIG "E."..." [23APR98]

GRAY, AT1 Charles L. Retired charju@twcny.rr.com "...I served with FASRON-107 from 1958 thru 1959. I thought it was the "armpit of creation" What a difference! I traveled to Iceland last fall. It is beautiful. We were able to travel about the Island with our son, who is stationed there now. Met Iceland Family and toured with them. Beautiful in starkness. Recommend a return trip if you are able. I also served with VP-49 from 1963 - 1967 as an AT1. I joined the squadron shortly after their transition to the P-3 from the P5M. I retired from the Navy in 1974 and from Federal Civil Service in 1996. My wife, Judy, is also retired. We have two grown children and five grandchildren..." [27APR2003]

GRAY, Charles V. charles.gray43@gmail.com "...I served with VP-931 and (redesignated) VP-57 (1951-03/1953) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. While serving with VP-931 I flew with Crew-6 (PPC LT Bill Rittmann, Co-pilot LT Geo Baldwin, Navigator ENSIGN Springer, Plane Captain Vance, Ordnaceman Cooper, Radio Maguire, 2nd Mechanic Ringo and 2nd Radio Shira) and while serving with VP-57 I flew with Crew-1 (PPC CDR Coley). While serving with VP-931 and deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska we were the first squadron to overfly Soviet territory in performing surveillance operations during initial phase of Cold War (Korean War - 1951). Our flights included a few over Siberia and Kamchatka as well as the Arctic Circle. Most overflights were performed in the great P2V-3W aircraft. On one of my "go-silent no electronics" flights (P2V-2 BUNO: 39363) we became lost in bad weather and nearly overflew a MIG base. Another scary flight was over the Arctic Circle while performing countermeasure surveillance ops when both engines quit. I thought that I was going to be tossed out the nose turret. Our engine malfunction was due to carb ice and our pilot neglected to switch to "alternate" air when temp reached -70 F. Would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 18AUG2013 | E-Mail Updated 29JUN2005 | 30MAY2000]

GRAY, Danel Louis oronde.gray@us.army.mil "...I served with VP-30 from September 1969 to August 1971 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. My best memories are that of the still unbeleiveable basketball team. Rabbi (Barry Bernstein), Long John (Bruce Johnson), Sharecropper (William Johson), Sea Hound (Richard Collin), Popcorn (Louis Wilson), Heavy (Odell Horton), and Tony (husband of Amy). I love you guys but we need to write our story..." [26OCT2003]

GRAY, AT1 Daniel Retired ddgray@comcast.net "...I served with VP-69 (1979) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, Selected Reserve (SELRES) (1980-1986), VP-91 (1986-1990) at NAS Moffett Field, California (TAR IFT), VP-69 (1990-1994) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Reserve AntiSubmarine Warfare TRAining CEnter (RESASWTRACEN) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1994-1999) and VP-66 at NAS NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania until I retired..." [14AUG2012]

GRAY, ATR3 David A. dsgray@teleport.com "...Served in VW-1 from 69-72. Flew with Crew 7 as radar operator and later as First Radar Tech. Survived many a baggage drill,long nights at Mary T's and bunker parties in DaNang, drinking ice cold San Magoo's and singing country tunes while Chief Tennison played great guitar. Those were great times and the best people I ever have been associated with..." [27APR2001]

GRAY, LCDR Glenn M. Retired gmvagray@juno.com "...I served with VP-HL-3 and VP-23 from June 1948 through December 1950. Had a great time and as Navigator, Copilot, Pilot and PPC chasing hurricanes all over the Caribbean and the Atlantic. Made some great lifetime friends. Went off active duty and stayed in Reserves while working at other flying jobs until completing 22 years of service and retiring. Worked for 33 years as a test pilot and Director of Flying at Lockheed Georgia Co. My Navy flight training was a great experience and asset in later life..." [05MAR2006]

GRAY, AMH3 Jimmy D. e_gray@excite.com "...I served from 1960 to 1964, VP-6 Blue Sharks in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Iwakuni, Japan..." [29DEC2001]

GRAY, Keith "Catfish" Gray BKGrAAy@AOL.COM "...Served VP-17 '81-'85. PPC on crew 11, "Sinners and Saints". Servived two NS Sangley Point, Philippines deployments. Happy to still be flying, working for American Airlines here in "sunny" Fort Worth! I look forward to hearing from old Shipmates..." [01MAY99]

GRAY, Ken kenkdmdtt@mindspring.com "...Reported to VP-4 Dec 1959. After an amazing tour I departed May 1962. Would like to hear from anyone that remembers that distant time..." [25JAN99]

GRAY, AD3 Marv krysmarv@aol.com "...I served with VP-34 at NAS Trinidad, British West Indies from April 1952 to September 1954. I made AD3 prior to processing out. My basic duties were the Tool/Parts Room on afternoon Flight Checks..." [02AUG2009]

GRAY, AZCM(AW) Michael C. mikegray@nqi.net "...I am currently the VP-8 MMCPO, have served in VP-23, CPW-5, and AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine. Also served a few "disassociated tours" in VR-24, BUPERs and onboard IKE..." [12MAR2000]

GRAY, LCDR Mike Retired gusmo@ibm.net "...AW Crew 3 VP-4 1973-1977. Retired after 25 years. Currently a B-757 FO with ATA out of Chicago..." [18JUN98]

GRAY, AT2 Philip spgray65@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-48 (1987-1989) as a IFT with Crew-3 and then in the Reserves with VP-91 (1989-1992)..." [22JAN2011]

GRAY, Rich rich@networkusa.net "...I served with VP-5 from October 1969 to November 1971..." [29APR2002]

GRAY, Richard rich@65inamerica.com "...I served with VP-47 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1959 to 1964. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [22JUN2010]

GRAY, AFCM Richard W. "Dick" Retired dickgray@brooksendway.com "...I served with NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, VP-10, VP-11, VP-21, VP-23, VP-26, VP-30, VP-45, VQ-2, NAS Brunswick, Maine and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I was an R4D and P2 Plane Captain, P-3 F/E, Maint. MCPO, and later did 5 CMC tours. The best to all my former Shipmates. Feel free to Email me..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08APR2006 | 19FEB2004]

GRAY, Robert Gray.RL@worldnet.att.net "...I was 2nd mech aboard crew 8 from 1968 to 1970. When I arrived at NAS Moffett Field, California VP-40 didn't even have a plane. Looking for members of that crew, I still have the cruise book and plenty of memories..." [03APR99]

GRAY, William "Charlie" sharon_gray55@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-48 from 1962 to 1966 as a Boatsman Mate. Would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07JUL2004]

GRAYSON, AOC Bill Retired vo67vo67@yahoo.com "...I served with VO-67 with CDR Brown on Crew 4 and VP-40. I'm a fulltime rver and have been for the past 15 yrs. I would like to hear from past Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 24JUN2004 | 03SEP99]

GRAZIANO, Eugene ngsb@cox.net "...I served with VP-135, which in 1947 was redesignated VP-ML-5 from 1946 through 1947 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, San Juan, and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I often think of the night we received orders at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, to strafe Cuban guarillas in the mountains of Cuba who were rebelling against the Dictator Batiste. I personally believed the guarillas were in the right, but it was going to be my job to do the straffing, as I was the best gunner in the squadron at the time. I spent a sleepless night soul searching, and decided to myself that I would shoot a lot, but not hit anyone on the ground. I realize now that I would have done my duty as ordered, if for no other reason than to protect my crew. Fortunately, as we were boarding the plane at three A.M. we received last minute cancellation of orders, and I was spared that horrible duty of machine gunning the people I personally supported in my heart. Funny, I dreamed about it last night, 53 years later. In 1948, I served on the Kearsearge, as a plane captain in a fighter squadron..." [E-Mail Updated 15SEP2002 | 09JAN2000]

GRZYB, Dennis dgshroom@aol.com "...I served with aboard NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1966-1968)..." [27MAR2012]

GREANEY, ATN2(AC) Patrick jpgreaney58@aol.com "...After basic at G.L & Tech School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee I was stationed at NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1962 to 1965. I crewed on each of our two WV-2's for a time (Radio Operator) and crewed on the triple nickle (135554) for the last year. We had great crews and pilots. I was a slick sleeve but am very proud to have served in the United States Navy..." [28JUN2011]

GREATHOUSE, Michael D. Renegade4@prodigy.net "...Pelicans from hell at NAS Sigonella, Sicily '87 in particular. I served in VP-45 from 84-89 as Com/Nav Tech AIMD. Would love to hear from some of you maniacs!..." [11JAN99]

GRECO, Mike michaelgreco76@yahoo.com "...What's up Skinny Dragons (VP-4)? I've been very busy since leaving the Navy. I'm now a Army ROTC cadet at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and its going really well. The Army is great and a lot different from my time with VP. I will be commissioned December 2004 then heading to a Army Reserve unit on the mainland. Hopefully branching in Armor or possibily Military Intel. Drop me a line..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 29MAR2003 | 05APR2002]

GREELY, AO1 Bruce Retired alffer@aol.com "...I served with VP-30 (school) and then to VP-47 from 1975 to 1979, NAS Alameda, California Weapons station from 1979 to 1982, VP-44 from 1982 to 1985, Recruiting Command from 1985 to 1987, USS Roosevelt (CVN-71) on and off from 1985 to 1992. Now living in Montana..." [14JUN2004]

GREELY, ATN2 Kenneth "Ken" kagreely@gmail.com "...I served with AirBarSRon-2 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington as Radio Operator and Submarine Detection Equipment Operator and performed maintainance on the P5M and VP-47 (1961-1962) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska..." [BIO Updated 02AUG2014 | 09FEB2013]

GREEN, Charles R. charleygreen@charleygreen.com "...I served with VP-47 from 1959-1961 as an ordnanceman and was assigned to Flight Crew #8. We were stationed at NAS Alameda, California and after returning from NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1960, the squadron was relocated to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I have not heard from anyone (nor stayed in touched) since leaving the navy for college and other career paths. Good times, good men and a great experience..." WebSite: http://www.charleygreen.com/ [22MAR2006]

GREEN, CS1 David W. Retired djhauls@msn.com "...I served with VP-49 (1977-1981) with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and two to NAS Bermuda..." [02NOV2013]

GREEN, CMCPO Dennis Shipmate Pix http://www.vp16.navy.mil/cmc.htm "...Command Master Chief Dennis H. Green was born on April 1961 in Batavia, New York.He graduated from Oakfield Alabama Central High School, and enlisted in the Navy on 26 January 1979. After completing recruit training at RTC Orlando, Florida, his first assignment was to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. After his first assignment he attended AW "A" school at NATTC Memphis Tennessee, graduating at the top of his class. Upon completion of "A" school, Master Chief Green completed Naval Aircrew Candidate School, NAS Pensacola, Florida, and VP-30 Fleet Replacement Training Jacksonville, FL as a P-3C update II acoustic operator. In June 1981, he reported as an AW3 to the "Seahawks" of VP-23, which had just commenced a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. During his tour with the "Seahawks" stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine, he made deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. He transferred as an AW1 in November 1985 and attended Instructor Basic Training at NOB Norfolk, Virginia. Master Chief Green reported to Fleet Aviation Specialized Training Group Atlantic Fleet (FASO), Detachment NAS Jacksonville, Florida in December 1985. He taught Acoustic Analysis, Aural Listening, and Oceanography. While assigned, he earned the Instructor and Curriculum development NECs, Master Training Specialist (MTS), and was advanced to Chief Petty Officer. His next assignment in July 1989 was to the "Mad Foxes" of VP-5 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida where he was the Communications Security and Operations Department Leading Chief Petty Officer. During his tour with the "Mad Foxes" he was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer, and made deployments to NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and Souda Bay, Crete in support of Desert Storm/Desert Shield, and Provide Comfort. In May 1993 after completion of the Senior Enlisted Academy, Master Chief Green reported to the "Pro's Nest" of VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. While assigned to VP-30, he served as the Aircrew Training Leading Chief in charge of the Observer, Acoustic AW, Electronic Warfare Operator, In-flight Electronic Technician, In-flight Ordnance man, and Foreign Military Training tracks. He was advanced to Master Chief during his tour at the "Pro's Nest." Master Chief Green reported as Command Master Chief to the "Wildcats" of VFA-131 at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida in October 1996 and deployed Around-the-World onboard the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74), spending over five months in the Arabian Gulf in support of Operations Southern Watch and Deny Flight. Due to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) he transferred with the "Wildcats" to Oceana, Virginia in October 1998. In August 1999, Master Chief Green reported to Commander, Sea Control Wing, U. S. Atlantic Fleet as the Command Master Chief in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. In April 2003 he reported to the "War Eagles" of VP-16 where he serves as the Command Master Chief. Master Chief Green is designated Enlisted Aviation Warfare, Naval Aircrew man, and Master Training Specialist. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards), and various other service, campaign and unit awards..." [08AUG2005]

GREEN, CTA1(NAC) Dennis J. dejagreen@charter.net "...I was an AW3 SS3 with VP-11 from 1976 through 1978. I retired as a CTA1 (NAC) in 1994. One of my most enjoyable tours was with VP-11. If AWC Predmore or Kevin Kimball see this please e-mail me your phone number. I would sure like to talk with you about "old times"..." [E-Mail Updated 18JUN2004 | E-Mail Updated 20DEC2001 | 25SEP2000]

GREEN, AT1 Jeff jeffgreen@biztwmi.rr.com "...I served with VP-6 from 1976 to 1981, AT1, Avionics shop ground pounder. I really would like to find guys from avionics in that time frame! Ray Couture, are you out there buddy? If anyone knows where Ray is, let me know, thanks!..." [24SEP2003]

GREEN, Jeff snowtigger43@hotmail.com "...Served in VP-19 76-79. Made 2 NAS Adak, Alaska Dets and the NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment 12/77-6/78. Was in check crew most of the time. Anyone know where ADC Lyle Green or AD1 Dennis Lusk are?..." [06FEB2001]

GREEN, AE3 Jimmy L. cycle.j@verizon.net "...I attended AE School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1965/1966) and VP-703 at NAS Dallas, Texas (USNR) from April 1965 to April 1971..." [01NOV2009]

GREEN, Joe joegreen@insightbb.com "...I served with FASRON-104 from 1958 to 1959 (NS Rota, Spain), AEWBarRonPac from 1960 to 1963(NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii), NRL 1964 (NAS Patuxent River, Maryland), and VR-7 from 1965 to 1966 (NAS Moffett Field, California)..." [24AUG2003]

GREEN, Joseph Ralph c/o Eric Green ebgreen@cox.net "...My Father, Joseph Ralph Green, served with VD-4 from 1945 and 1946. I have been collecting his images from those years (some of which were taken by others) and have posted them at: http://ericgreenphotography.zenfolio.com/photosqaudron4for any who might be interested. These images inspired me to become a professional photographer. As much as I love them...they don't contain any images of Dad. If anyone has images or stories involving my father, the family would love to see them. Dad would also love to hear from anyone with whom he served. Dad is doing well and living in Norfolk, VA..." [14APR2009]

GREEN, JJ axcjjgreen@aol.com "...My entire Navy career was spent in P-3s. VP-31 1974-1981, VP-50 Apr 1981-Oct 1984, CPW-10 Oct 1984-Nov 1987, and VP-46 Nov 1987-Apr 1991. I have always had a deep abiding love for the P-3 airframe. I amassed several hours as an IFT aboard P3-Cs, Update 1s and Update 3s. I salute all my past shipmates. I would welcome correspondence from anyone desiring to rekindle old friendships..." [23MAR2002]

GREEN, Larry lg403@att.net "...Served as an EWOP on the EA3-B with VQ-2 NS Rota, Spain from January 1971 to October 1973. One of the best times in my life, met alot of great people. Anyone who knew me, I would like to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 23DEC2008 | E-Mail Updated 30AUG2008 | 12AUG2002]

GREEN, Pete (Pedro Verde) pgreen.paxr@veda.com "...Recently passed 5000 pilot hours and 19 continuous years in the mighty Orion, and survived over 12 years of P-3 project officers "keeping me young." JO tour with the best...VP-8 Tigers 1979-1983. VX-1 (SMILS Project Officer) 1983-1985. Veda, Inc. as a contractor Project Pilot / Systems Engineer at ASW / Force Test Directorates / Naval Force Aircraft Test Squadron 1985-present. VP-68 Blackhawks famous CAC-6 1985-1993. Reserve AEDO 1993-present. Recent P-3 project work/test flying involvement at Orion Test includes: Extended Echo Ranging (EER), Counter Drug Upgrade (CDU), ASUW Improvement Program (AIP), Ring-Laser Inertial Navigation Unit (RINU), Flight Performance Advisory System (FPAS), and Electronic Flight Display System (EFDS) programs. Still alot of new life being pumped into the old horse! Great website... I'll pass the word around the P-3 T&E community! V/R, Pedro..." [18APR98]

GREEN, R. GERALD geraldgreen@prodigy.net "...I was attached to VP-45 during 1954 - 1956 while the squadron was based in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. While attached to VP-45, I spent an extended TAD assignment to FAW-ll Staff NAS Jacksonville, Florida. While in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone, I was assigned to "4 Boat", and my Plane Captain was "Chief Scott", an individual that had a profound impact on my life and career. I do not remember the names of the PPC (Operations Officer, I believe), Co-Pilot, or Navigator, but I do remember several other crew members, Izzo, GALLO, Giovannato (all last names). Izzo was an AM and Gallo and Giovannato were AT along with myself and First Technician, Bill Meyers (?). Two shipmates in VP-45 whose memories are fond were Chcuk Butler (from Tennessee, I believe), and Bill Berg, a brilliant AT. I would be thrilled to hear from any of these shipmates or others from VP-45/FAW-ll that served during the 1954 - 1956 time frame. During those years VP-45 was equipped with P5M Martin Marlins. I remember VP-45 flying observation over Costa Rica and Nicarauga as designated by OAS, I believe. This would have most likely been in 1954. I loved the P5M and I enjoyed flying for the most part. Two aspects that I did not enjoy were rocket runs and "MAD" Compensation flights. Again, it would be great to hear from shipmates that served with VP-45/FAW-ll during my years..." [E-Mail Updated 16JUN2000 | 02DEC97]

GREEN, Raleigh G. (Jerry) geraldgreen@prodigy.net "...I was on FAW-11 Staff in 1955 and 1956. In 1956 I played on VP-18s Softball Team. I have an 8 x 10 B & W Team photo of 1956. I can't remember any of the namesexcept "Brownie" who was a pitcher (I was catcher) and AL1. If anyone has any interest or might help me identify some of those in the 1956 picture, please e-mail me..." [29DEC2001]

GREEN, Ralph E. regreensr@charter.com "...I served with VP-931 in 1951 with a deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and VP-57 until 1955 with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I flew with Crew 1 (JP Edwards crew)..." [27DEC2008]

GREEN, LT Randall http://tatooine.fortunecity.com/jabba/356/co.html "...LT Green came aboard Prairie Schooner Squadron in July, 1997, as Medical Officer. In the last 3 years he has developed one of the most advanced and capable Medical Departments in the Region, if not the entire sea cadet corps. With the change over to Harry S Truman Squadron, he held the same position until November of 1999, at which time he was promoted to Executive Officer. In August, 1999, Mr. Green assumed the duties as Acting Commanding Officer, dedicated to help train some of the Sailor's of tomorrow. LT Green has devoted lots of time in the improvement of HST. He is looking forward to many memories that are about to be made with the Harry S Truman Squadron. LT Green was an Aviation Machinist Mate, Second Class, (AC) in the Naval Air Reserves at the Old NAS Olathe, Kansas. (Currently known as New Century Air Center) He entered Naval Aviation service in March, 1969, at NAS Olathe, Kansas. After completion of boot camp and ADR "A" school in Millington, Tn, he went on to be a GCPC and FCPC on many aircraft of the time, in the Navy. His 3 year (TAR) active duty time was spent with NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam and NAS Jacksonville, Florida with VP-72 and VP-92. His cloud time was spent mostly as Flight Crew Plane Captain on S2-F and the P2V-7 Neptune, and P-3A Orion, ASW aircraft of the era and are still in use today. Upon release from active duty, he remained in a drilling status at Naval Air Reserve Center Olathe, until June 1975 and was Honorably Discharged. BULL is a Nationally Registered Paramedic in civilian life and owns his own Medical Consulting, Staffing and Education Business. He continues to do medical training for the armed forces and would like to help all of the cadets of this Squadron to experience the many opportunities that the Naval Sea Cadet Corps has to offer..." [05JUL2003]

GREEN, AE2 Richard (Dicky) dicky2man@optonline.net "...VS-28 FROM '64-'68 -AE-2 [AC]. I LIVE ON LONG ISLAND AND MANY OF THE GUYS CAME TO MY HOUSE ON THE WEEKENDS TO PARTY IT UP. LOOKING FOR LEW MECKULCH, JIMMY SORUM, ETC. I'LL NEVER REMEMBER THE GREAT TIMES THERE. PLS. EMAIL ME..." [13MAR2005]

GREEN, AT1(NAC) Richard (Rich) J. Sr. Retired richard.j.green@lmco.com "...I started out with VP-30 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (I'm dating myself!) for aircrew training in late 1972/early 1973, joined VP-26 Crew 2 as a Flight Communications Operator in P-3Bs from 1973 to 1976, did a short (2 months) stint with NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, then on to VP-31 as an FCO Instructor in Bs and Bmods (Super Bees) from 1977 to 1979, went to NAS Pensacola, Florida for Aircrew Candidate School and ended up going into the Reserves! Joined VP-0810 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts then moved across the hall to VP-92 as an FCO/Instructor in P-3As and P-3Bmods from 1979 to 1985. Broke service for a few years then I then went to VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as FCO/Instructor/IFT in P-3As again then P-3C Update 2s as IFT from 1989 to 1994, and finally down the hall to VP-66 in P-3C Update 2s and EP-3Js (we got them from VAQ-33 when they were distestablished) as IFT until I retired in July 1998. Didn't stop working on P-3s then, though, went to Lockheed Martin Greenville, SC for the next 5 1/2 years working on the P-3 AIP Mod program as an Avionics Post Mod tester until this last March, when I moved to Marietta, GA to work on the F/A-22 program. I will miss being around the old P-3. I've seen a lot of stuff from a lot of people I knew back when. Y'all keep in touch!..." [08JUL2004]

GREEN, AT2 Rickie rcgreen@ptd.net "...I served with VX-1 (1978-1981) and VP-64 (1983-1991)..." [E-Mail Updated 23NOV2011 | 14SEP2001]

GREEN, AE1 Robert rgreen0669@charter.net "...I served with VP-28 (1958 to 1962)..." [23JAN2011]

GREEN, AT2 Robert "Bob" n3dmi@olg.com "...Served with VP-66 as an AT2 1980-85. At same time worked at Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA on various VP projects. Ironically now that I am retired I am working for a contractor on the same P-3's (A,B,C) that I worked on at Warminster. The first P-3 148883 has been officialy decomissioned and was put on temporary display October 20, 2001, at NAWC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, pending relocation to a new permanent site at the new Patuxent Naval Air Museum at NAWC Patuxent River, MD..." [05NOV2001]

GREEN, Steve (Speedy) "...I am now onboard at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with the SAR outfit. I'm still flying and will retire from here in 2002. I would like to here from anybody who was in VXN-8 and NRL between 1986-1995. Eddie, Mac, Scott - I know your out there! We had some wild times boys! I'll be on line soon. 360-279-0792 give me a call. Later!..." [19JAN2000]

GREEN, AO1 Tim Retired tvsnet@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1981 to 1985 in WC230, VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, Force Warfare at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, NSF Diego Garcia WPNS Department, Recuriting at 12th and G and Silver Springs, VP-6, NAS Sigonella, Sicily WPNS Department and then retired. I worked at Interum Technology, ABC Tech Support, Time Inc and NOC Technology. I am preparing to start my own businesses in a few years..." [13APR2011]

GREEN, Tim TJNSM@aol.com "...Flew with BIG RED (VP-19) from 76-78 - Crew 9 SS1 "Fine Time Nine." This page brings back FUN memories. Where do you think Bruce Dowler is? Already re-met old freinds. Still hang out with SS3 Craig Silver from time to time. Take care all you BIG RED people. Love to here from some of the crazies from back then. Stay cool and fly low..." [07AUG98]

GREEN, LCDR Tom Retired stgreene@bellatlantic.net "...I discovered your site while searching for the USNA Flying Club. Your site looks great thanks. I was a proud member of the Fighting Marlins or Laging Handa VP-40, from November 1979 to November 1982. I then was transferred to the Naval Air Test Center to the ASW Test Directorate (now called Force Warfare) as a fleet input pilot fying all the different models of the P-3, A's, B's and C's from Update 1 to 3. I was at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from November 1982 to November 1985. I then left active duty for the airlines, where I now work for Continental Airlines. I affliated with VP-68 at NAF Washington, D.C. flying P-3C's. I retired in 1994. I look forward to hearing from old shipmates both enlisted and officers..." [06APR2000]

GREENAWALT, ALAN "CUJO" stomperforwus@yahoo.com "...I would like to say hi to all my Shipmates I served with in VP-1 and how I will never forget all the good times we had acrossed the pacific on deployment to NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Misawa, Japan and every place else we had good times. I'm out of the navy now and currently work for civil service at NAS Point Mugu, California..." [10AUG2001]

GREENBAUM, CAPTAIN (PhD) Leon J. Jr. Retired lgeksail@msn.com "...I served with VP-63, NAS Hutchinson, Kansas and MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (PB4Y Training), VPB-111 at Army Air Field Palawan, Philipines (patrol/bombing missions over Borneo and Singapore). After WWII continued to fly in the Reserves at NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C.. Additionally, I was appointed to the National Research Council, Underwater Physiology Committee. I met a Navy Flight Surgeon (Dr. Ebbe Curtis Hoff) and we became good friends. He had an Office Naval Research Contract to write a book on Compressed Air, Diving and Submarine Medicine. The Navy sent me to New London Conn, for submarine "familiarization" and then to the Navy Dive School, Washington, DC. I became certified in mixed gas diving. I then went to the Caribbean to swim with the UDTs. Following that I worked with Dr. Hoff to prepare and write the texts. I had an office at the Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. When the texts were completed the Navy sent me to the University of Maryland School of Medicine to get my Doctorate in Physiology. While a student I also worked on the third volume of the Sourcebook of Compressed Air, Diving and Submarine Medicine that was published by the Navy. That work in essence terminated my Navy affiliation. Because of research background in the physiology/pathology of embolism, I took a position at the National Institutes of Health working on stroke. I spent part of my time in the Navy lab, Bethesda and the rest managing a stroke research program for the National Institutes of Health. I published two books (Sourcebook of Compressed Air, Diving and Submarine Medicine) with Dr. Ebbe Curtis Hoff..." [22JUL2011]

GREENBERG, Art AIRNAVY@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-832 station at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York from 1948 T0 1950. We were activated for Korea flying PB4Y'S and returned in 1953. I stayed with VP-832 till 1958. Any Shipmates of that era e-mail me for some old stories. Names I remember are CDR. Proctor, Gene Brent, LT. Nugent, Nick Evangelides, Tom Coyle, Ed La Coture, ? Dellasandro, Sinisi, and a lot more I can't remember..." [04AUG99]

GREENBERG, Dave djg1@erols.com "...Served in VP-66 from 1978 thru 1982. Most of my time attached to AIMD Airframes Division. Presently with the 135th Maryland Air National Guard as a C-130 crew chief and have been attached on deployments over the years worldwide with the US Marine Corps. and USN repairing various support equitment. Would like to hear from anyone in Six Six form those great years..." [19SEP98]

GREENBERG, Mark markgreenberg11@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-26 (1970-1974) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland than NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I worked in Airframes Shop and AIMD..." [28JUL2013]

GREENFIELD, Rick rick.d.greenfield@lmco.com "...I served with VP-26 during the period 76-79 as a second wrench on CAC's 5, 8 & 11. I made deployments to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Bermuda and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and would love to hear from the guys I flew and served with. I currently work for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth Texas. Would be especially interested in tracking down guys like Don Barber, Larry Thompkins, Paul Del Papa, and Bob Forsythe, to name a few. If you have information or you would be interested in conducting a Reunion please let me know..." [12DEC2000]

GREENE, David (Ben) otislouie@aol.com "...Served with VP-4 1961 to 1964 as an AX2(AC). Flew with crews 1, 11, and 3. Served with FAETUPAC 1964 to 1965 as an AX1(AC). Instructed operator ASW training. Flew in the P-2V5, P-2V7 , P5M and S2F's. Would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [22MAR98]

GREENE, AT/NAC John Retired commonkeeper2@juno.com "...I served with VQ-2 from (1972-1975), VP-10 (1980-1983), VP-30 (1983-1986) and VP-8 (1986-1989). I was medically retired in 1991 due to a heart attack..." [BIO Updated 01NOV2013 | E-Mail Updated 07NOV2003 | 30SEP99]

GREENE, AD2 Kevin KGr8133420@aol.com "...Was stationed with VP-23 from 85-88, got out and work for a major airline for the past 13 years, had some real good times, 52 pinewood drive, had the master bed room. Good friend of ric block, hi to all..." [17NOV2001]

GREENFIELD, AMS3 Daniel "Dan" dgreenfi@hotmail.com "...I served with VW-1 NAS Agana, Guam from 1967 to 1968. I starting as an Airframe Mechanic on the Calendar Inspection Crew then moving to Air Crewman on TE-9. After VW-1 I was assigned to a newly commissioned ASW squadron at NAS Moffett Field, California (VP-61 I think). If anyone can refresh my memory, thanks. After ORI in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii we deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan returning to the US in August 1969 and I was subsequently discharged. I would love to hear from anyone I might have crossed paths with during that time..." [E-Mail Updated 15JUN2006 | 09DEC98]

GREENFIELD, Scott ggreenie3@aol.com "...I served with VP-17 from 83-87 as an AD would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. I had a great time and awsome memories..." [17JAN2001]

GREENHAW, Jim jimmyg1@earthlink.net "...NAS Patuxent River, Maryland VP-49 1966/68..." [07MAR2010]

GREENSIDE, Robert rgreenside302@gmail.com "...I served with VP-21 (1956) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with two deployments to Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS), Halfar, Malta. I am now living in Coral Springs, FL and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [15MAR2013]

GREENUP, AEW3/ASW3 John gree99999@msn.com "...I served with VW-13 (OPS/Training Clerk - flew with Crew 6 and sub on Crew 9) from March 1964 through disestablishment on July 30, 1965 and VS-34 (aircrew and electronic maintenance on Jez, Julie and the Plotting systems) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from August 1965 to March 1967. Looking for some guys that were in VW-13 or VW-11 from 1964 through dissestablishment in 1965. W. F. "Walter" Mangam (Griffin GA), Steve Whitcomb (MA), Philip "Deno" DeMambro (Miami FL), Don Prunty (WV), A. K. "Al" (Sims, CA), Martin Nudi (Pittsburg, PA), Ron Fletcher (Chicago, IL), William Pittman (OK), LT(jg) James Wright (Grad of Oglethorpe University) and any of the guys from the undefeated VW-13 basketball team (1964/1965)..." [BIO Updated 15NOV2009 | 01NOV2009]

GREENWALT, Don R. MSM57@aol.com "...I served in VP-57 from 1952 to January 1955. During the tour to NAS Atsugi, Japan in 1953 I was second radio in Crew 7, and during the tour to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan in 1954, I was first radio in Crew 11. I see that several of the other radio operators from other crews during the same period have posted notes, and I got out my pictures to see who they were, and yes I do remember them..." [08JAN2001]

GREER, AW3 Bob (Deceased 21APR2004) "...I served with VP-46 (AW3 Crew-7 Radar/MAD) from 1969 to 1970. We deployed to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and NS Sangley Point, Philippines flying Market Time patrols. Flt Engineer Ernie Garcia, Pilot Joe Lapham, Gordie Helm, Mike Rooney, JJ Cramer..." [Deceased 21APR2004 | 27JUN98]

GREER, AO2 Sam nnn0syr@navymars.org "...I served with VP-5 (Crew 12) from 1953-1956 (P-2V5s, 5Fs, and later P-2V7's), VP-671 NAS Atlanta, Georgia from l963-1975, and VP-62 from l978 to l989..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2003 | 22MAR98]

GREGG, Richard N. RKBRENN@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-13 as a Plane Captain..." [17JUN2003]

GREGG, William A. IV wmagregg4@aol.com "...I was in VP-5 1950-1953, then later was CO of VP-726, NAS Glenview, Illinois 1958-1972. Looking for Shipmates from any VP, especially John (Pete) Morris, VP-726. Pete & I shared the experience of losing 3 of 4 engines one snowy night, Planted the bird at old Lockbourne AFB, Columbus, OH..." [03OCT2000]

GREGOR, ATCS Robert N. Retired tw4us@netscape.net "...I enlisted in the US NAVY September 26,1956, I went to Bainbridge, MD for Boot Camp. Went to AFUN "P" School in NAS Norman, Oklahoma (January 1957 to March 1957). NATTC Memphis, Tennessee (March 1957 to July 1957) for AT "A" School.. Went to Naval Development Unit NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts as an AT3/AT2 (August 1957 to August 1959) Aircrew (Radar Operator/Technition) on P2V-5F,WV-2 aircraft. Transfered to VP-46 as an AT2/AT1 (August 1958 to December 1961) Aircrew (Radio Operator/Technition)on P5M-1, P2V-5FS aircraft . Went to NAS Norfolk, Virginia (AMD Breezy Point) as an AT1 (January 1962 to January 1965). From there I went to NATTC Memphis, Tennessee for AT "B" School, then on to FAETUATL NAS Norfolk, Virginia/ NAS Jacksonville, Florida for Training. Reported to VP-21 as an AT1/ATC from February 1966-September 1969. Aircrew (Jezabell Operator/Technition) on P2V-7/SP2H. Back to NATTC Memphis, Tennessee for Instructor Duty In AT "A" School. ( September 1969 to July 1971). VP-31 In-Flight Tech training then on to VP-1 as an ATC/ATCS (November 1971 to July 1976). Aircrew (In-Flight Tech) on P-3B aircraft. Back for one last tour at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee for Instructor Duty, AV"A" School (August 1976 to August 1979). Retired as an ATCS at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee Aug 1, 1979..." [02JUN2002]

GREGORY, Linda (Boutilier) boutilierr@verizon.net "...VC-8 Line Division from 1979-1980..." [E-Mail Updated 11JUL2009 | E-Mail Upated 13OCT2000 | 14JUN98]

GREGORY, AEC Richard L. Retired usnretaec@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-2 (1957-1958) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I retired in 1968 and now reside in Grand Prairie, TX..." [05APR2012]

GREGORY, AMS1 Stephen "Steve" stephengregory5849@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-50 (1982-1987) with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAF Misawa, Japan, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia. I made Functional Check Flight and Instructor Flight Engineer and was Flight Engineer Division Supervisor. I flew with Crew-6, Crew-9 and Crew-11. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [21AUG2011]

GREHAWICK, David Dgreyhawk@aol.com "...I served in VP-22 from 76 to 79, VP-1 from 83 to 88, and VP-6 from 91 to 93. Absolutely the best years of my 24 year career were in VP-22. I want to thank all of my fellow blue geese for their help in giving me such a great start in this great Navy. A special thanks to my first division CPO Joe Harris! Retiring this September 98 as an AVCM. Broccoli!!!..." [15MAR98]

GREHAWICK, Greg ggrehawick@aol.com "...I joined VP-26 in NAS Brunswick, Maine in the summer of 1960-flying P2v-5's. Left to Penn State on the old NESEP program right before before they transitioned to P-3's. Looking for Gary Carlson, Tom Stoner, Tom Harmon, Gary Alcorn and any other Shipmates from that time. Funny I can remember you guys like yesterday but I'm not sure what I had for breakfast today. After Penn State I joined VP-49. Would love to hear from Al Anzini. Anyone know of his whearabouts please contact me. After the VP Navy the rest of my career was rather non-descript. Those were the days!..." [11OCT99]

GREMLER, AX2 Bill bill.gremler@cox.net "...I served with VP-17 from 1980 to 1985 as a In-flight Avionics Technician with Crews 1 and 2. Looking for old buddies and running mates..." [11AUG2009]

GRENDAHL, Jeff "Lumpy" jegren@aaahawk.com "...It's been a while gentlemen. I was with VP-47 from 1981-84, flightcrew AO. Flew mostly with crew 6 and some with crew 7. My TACCO was LT. Brittle, NAV was "touch N go" Joe Barado, Pilots CDR. Talley, Lt. Deck. Sensor operators - Richards & Fryman. Radar was Jordan, IT was Bissett. Anyone of you still around? I was in contact with Jordan at one time and IFT Gibbons in Jacksonville. Anyone from that time frame please feel free to email me..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 29NOV2005 | E-Mail Updated 21FEB2000 | 22NOV98]

GRENS, Michael E. elisagrens@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-21 from 1964 to 1965..." [23JAN2009]

GRIEFF, Kimberly nacamoke@aol.com "...I served with VP-47 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1985 to 1988. I'm looking to talk to some old Shipmates especially Master Chief Kazcynski (name is probably misspelled)..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2003 | 24APR2000]

GRIER, ADJ2 John cheryljohn@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VAP-61 from November 1967 to May 1969 with three detachments to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam and one to Bangkok. I also served in IMD at NAS Agana, Guam for a few months. Had the joy of being assigned as a bus and fuel truck driver at DaNang before the fuel pits were installed..." [03MAR2011]

GRIESMAN, Scott sgriesman@gmail.com "...I served with VP-28 (12/1959-12/1962) with twi deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and lots of time on Johnson and Christmas Island during the tests. I flew about 1100 hours in the P2V-5F..." [15NOV2012]

GRIFFIN, AKC(AW) Carrie (Reynolds/Nicholson) Retired carriegriffin@bellsouth.net "...I served with the Naval Air Maintenance TRAining Group (NAMTRA) at NAS Oceana, Virginia, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), VQ-6 at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, Naval Aviation Maintenance Office (NAMO) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-10 from 1987 to 1991 with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Rota, Spain, AIMD at NAS Oceana, Virginia, ASD at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, ASD NAS Oceana, Virginia and Retired June 1999. I am currently working for the USDA Forest Service to present. Hi to all former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 25MAY2009 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 24DEC2004 | 26JUL98]

GRIFFIN, ATN2 Don "Griff" dongriff@centurytel.net "...I served with VP-16 (1959-1962) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 16FEB2013 | 14MAR99]

GRIFFIN, Ellis dlgzoni@aol.com "...I served with VP-23 as an AW during the 74-78 time frame, then moved on to CPW-5..." [30JUL2000]

GRIFFIN, John W. duff@brigadoon.com "...I had the pleasure of serving my first tour in VP-23 from 1987 to 1991. I sure miss the old ASW days when post flights took for ever and ASW debriefs were more than a paper work shuffle..." [11JAN98]

GRIFFIN, LT Robert B. seminole52@aol.com "...served with VP-49 seaplane squadron based in Bermuda in 1950's..."

GRIFFIN, AO2 Skip EZGRIFFIN@AOL.COM "...I served with VX-1 from 1968-1970. I was assigned to Crew 2 flying the P-3. Looking for long lost friends..." [27FEB2000]

GRIFFING, CAPTAIN Charles W. molndol@earthlink.net c/o Steve Griffing sgriffing1@yahoo.com "...In his 29 years of service Dad flew 32 different Navy planes. As an instructor in WWII he soloed over 80 cadets. He also flew hundreds of hours of ASW patrol during the war. After the war, the Navy sent him to grad school at Cal Tech, from whence he began his career in research and testing. As a test pilot, he flew a broad range of aircraft (some experimental) from the early jet age, (one of the most fascinating periods to me). He also conducted the first successful test of a Sparrow missile from his F7-U Cutlass over the Point Mugu test range in 1954. By that time, he out-ranked, out flew, and was more educated than any of the seven original astronauts. If he had been a few months younger he probably would have been the first American in space. Very few aviators who flew Stearman trainers and seaplanes, also flew supersonic jets and twin-engine bombers like the JM. As a kid, I also had the privilege of flying "shotgun" with him on numerous civilian flights, including power-off landings for qualifications, etc. Yet, he always speaks of the JM as one of his favorites, as you can see in his article. Later, Dad worked for the Bureau of Aeronautics, the Chief of Naval Operations, the Office of Naval Research, and finally CO of the Navy Space Systems Activity in El Segundo, CA. 1966-1968. He maintained his proficiency continuously until retirement. (I don't believe he was ever passed over for promotion.) You can tell he's my hero, even at 85. But of course there are thousands from every generation who have served superbly, and I'm one baby-boomer, UC Berkeley graduate who is grateful for their legacy of valor...." [16JUN2005]

GRIFFITH, ADCS(AW) James W. scpo21@comcast.net "...I flew as a FE with VP-5, VP-56, VP-30, VP-11 and Naval Air Depot (NADEP) NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I am due to retire November 1998..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2009 | 14SEP98]

GRIFFITH, Timothy tarco1@swbell.net "...I served with VP-65 from 1988 to 1992..." [27FEB2011]

GRIFFITH, AW2 Tom thomas.m.griffith@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-19 from 1981 to 1983 as a SS2..." [28APR2009]

GRIFFITH, Thomas R. tomgriffith@mchsi.com "...Served with VP-9 1965-66, VP-30 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1966-70, VP-16 1971-1973, Namtd 1011 1975-78, Retired AFCM, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida 1984. Lots of good memories of P-3 days, I was F/E on first P-3C flew it to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from Burbank. Was Instructor F/E in VP-30. Was NATOPS F/E in VP-16, relieved Dan Adcock, deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Bermuda, and UNITAS. Was F/E with Cdr Ron Castle and brought the first VP-16 P-3C to NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Retired in Milton, Fl. Love to hear from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 09FEB2009 | 11JUL99]

GRIFFITHS, Bill WGriff3331@aol.com "...I VPB-27 and VP-21 flying the PBM, Martin Mariners, in the Pacific during 1945 and 1946. We flew from and were serviced by Seaplane Tenders..." [10NOV99]

GRIFFITTS, NCC Bill Retired wpgriffitts@yahoo.com "...I served VXE-6 (1979-1982) as the Career Counselor. Spent a little time cutting hair in the absence of the NSFA barbour, butchered some. Did 2 tours with 31 Naval Construction Regiment (NCR) Port Hueneme, CA then to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, what a blast that was. After 3 years there retired, to Willits, CA. until my parents died then off to Fallon, NV where my wifes family lives..." [30DEC2012]

GRIGGS, AW2 Brian briangriggs@ou.edu "...Served in VP-10 from Feb 94 to Oct 97. Deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR (twice). Attending Oklahoma University trying to get a peice of paper that says I'm good at petroleum engineering. Miss all those CAC-7 guys. Drop me a line..." [11FEB99]

GRIGGS, AO1(AW) Forrest Retired fgriggs@sprynet.com "...I served with VP-47 from 1979 to 1981 and VP-26 from 1990 to1 1994. Would love to hear from any Shipmates from either squadron. Now working for the BLM as a geologist (see what happens when you call us rocks!). Sorry if you sent mail to the trex e-mail address, it is no longer active (I graduated). Drop a line anytime..." [Updated E-Mail/BIO 17FEB2004 | 01FEB99]

GRIGSBY, Joe Joeg@hsaeug.com "...VP-69 from '70 - '75. Then to NARU, NAS Alameda, California until it closed in '79. Finished my second enlistment at VAK-308, NAS Alameda, California. Does anybody remember the water tower at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts?..." [18AUG98]

GRIGSBY, ADJ3 Steve Sdarsteve@aol.com "...I am looking for any old navy buddies that served with VP-46 at NAS Moffett Field, California and NAS Adak, Alaska from 1967 to 1969. I have lost my old cruise book from NAS Adak, Alaska. I was a second mech on Crew #1 in NAS Adak, Alaska..." [04MAR2002]

GRILLO, Joseph jrgrillo@yahoo.com "...I served with Project Trim and VAH-21 until its disestablishment. I wish I would have known about the Reunion. That was the best bunch of guys I ever flew and worked with. If any other Reunion is planned let me know. Take care guys..." [06DEC2003]

GRIM, AFCM Ernest L. Retired ernieg@cox-internet.com"...I was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington 1955-1960 with VP-57. Served in VAH-4 from commissioning to Dec. 1958. Made 1 WestPac deployment on board CVA-38..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 31JAN2005]

GRIMES, CDR Keith pd01a@persnet.navy.mil or keith.grimes@persnet.navy.mil "...I started out in VP-48 from 81-83, followed by VP-60 - 86-89, VP-65 - 91-93, and shut down VP-67 as "the last OIC" in 94. I am currently assigned to BUPERS and will be taking over the 913 shop (reserve enlisted administration) this summer upon the bureau's move to Memphis. Love to hear from any old Squadron mates/crew members!..." [Updated 24FEB98]

GRIMES, Melvin melgr757@gmail.com "...I served with VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California (Training) in 1980, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan AIMD (Powerplants) from 1980 to 1982, VP-9 TAD to AIMD Powerplants from 1982 to 1984, VP-48 TAD to AIMD 1986 to 1987 and VRC-50 at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from 1984 to 1986. I'm back home in Buffalo, N.Y. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 10AUG2009 | 31MAY99]

GRIMES, William T. (Tim) grimeswt@navair.navy.mil "...I was a Batman (VP-24) from 1980 to 1983 before being transferred to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for my final tour. I joined the Navy in 1966 under the delayed entry program and started bootcamp in January 1967 at Great Lakes. I arrived home to NAS Jacksonville, Florida for AE "A" school, then on to NAS Atsugi, Japan for a tour with VRC-50. In 1970, I went back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida for AE "B" school, then on to NAS Oceana and a tour with VA-42. In 1974, I transferred to NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee for AEIc7 school then on to VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California for Flight Engineer training. 1975 found me in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with VP-17, where I stayed for five years before transferring to VP-24 in 1980. In November 1983, I transferred to the Naval Research Laboratory Flight Support Detachment here at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I retired from the Navy in December 1986 as an AEC. I have been at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland ever since. I now work as a Civil Servant in the pressure calibration lab of Test Article Preparation. Looking through all of the Guest Book entries for VP-24 and VP-17, I noticed quite a few names that I remember well, and nostalgia engulfed me. Memories of past deployments, some of the antics and good times we had together, suddenly seemed like they only happened yesterday. I miss you all. If anyone out there still remembers me, please E-Mail, call (301)342-1610, or write (Test Article Preparation, attn: Tim GRIMES, NAWCAD, 47765 Ranch Road Unit 1, Patuxent River, MD 20670-1469). I look forward to hearing from all of my Shipmates..." [16JUN99]

GRIMM, Mike mc_grimm@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-49 Avionics shop from 1970 through '73. Made 3 deployments to lovely NAS Keflavik, Iceland. It's nice to see the response from all the old "woodpeckers". There seems to be a whole generation missing. Does anybody know about all the E3s and E4's that made those trips to 'The Rock'? These are the guys who probably ended up dead of an OD or are millionaire computer execs. Where are: Bill Banks, Jim Hipealius, Mike Ellerton, Mike Bryan, Chris Emery, Arthur"Archie" Bell, Billie Delarne Pendergras, Tom Bagley, Bill Elizardo, Rick(?) Batdorf, Jeff Hayes, ATC Gary Lyon, or any members of the squadron band? Hope you guys are still out there..." [E-Mail Updated 04JAN2002 | 14AUG2000]

GRIMSINGER, Raymond C. grimsinger@nethere.com"...I served with VPML-66 from 1947-1950. I left VPML-66 in early 1950. Later recalled to active duty on board Seaplane Tender. I flew as Flight Engineer Gunner on PV-2s while with VPML-66..." [15AUG2003]

GRIMSLEY, ARM3 Jack jack524@webtv.net "...I was in VPB-28 from June 1944 until August 1945. I was in crew 3 to begin but when we got to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii I was put in crew 16. I would like to hear from any one that remembers that our plane hit the water near Hong Kong when we got too low making a run. It was real scary but the Lord brought us back to Lingayen Gulf. Best wishes to all..." [10JUN2001]

GRINENKO, OSC(SW) Alex M. Retired alexgrin@excite.com "...I was stationed at CPW-11 NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1979-1981. I was an OS2 then. If anybody remembers standing watch with me at the OPCON, drop me a line. I'd love to remember the fun times and get reacquainted. Aaaaahhh those Ramblin' Raft Races..." [12JUL2000]

GRISHAM, ALAN Mearl mearl.grisham@verizon.net "...I was a member of VP-871 and VP-19 from October 1951 through May 1954. Radio Op & waist gunner on Lt Westburgs crew. We flew 47 missions, rotating 2 weeks dropping flares out of Kimpo, Korea and patroling the China Sea. Also on Lt Pierre's crew in VP-19. I was in NAS Atsugi, Japan when the PB4Y2 went down Lt Johnson's crew. I would be glad to hear from anyone..." [E-Mail Updated 27MAY2002 | 28JUN2000]

GRISOLIA, Patrick J. (GRIZZ) GRIZMAN@JAVANET.COM "...Just wanted to say hi to anyone that was in VP-90 from Jul 89 to Jul 93 and to the VP-60 personal from Jul 93 to the decomm. Look forward to hearing from you all..." [15JAN98]

GRISSOM, Jerry c/o Debi Hoagland debi_hoagland58@msn.com "...My Dad served with VF-101 in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas in 1955 and VU-3 in NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan in 1956. Dad is a young 73 and would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [18AUG2009]

GRISSETT, Tracy vwcbiker@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-48 from 1985-1889 when I transferred to NATTC Millington. From there I went to NAS Oceana VR-142 then to NAMTRAGRUDET Oceana and now am in VF-11 (you guessed it!) Oceana. Would like to hear from old fellow BOOMERS and also if anyone knows how I can get hold of Greg Poitras and Brent "Gweeb" Weller?..." [E-Mail Updated 15MAY2003 | 06JAN99]

GRITTS, Jack E. c/o His Son Terry Gritts terry692@webtv.net "...My dad Jack E. Gritts was discharged from the HedRon FairWing-8 and/or the USS Altamaha. I would like some information on what the HedRon FairWing-8 was or is. Thanks in advance..." [14JAN2001]

GRIZZELL, ADC William M. "GRIZZ" Retired wgkg94@aol.com "...I was attached to VAQ-33 from 1980-84 as a "Whale" Plane Capt an Mech. After Key West Completed two tours VS community and A couple of AIMD'S on the East Coast. Just recently retired as a ADC (who would have ever thought) from NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Question Anybody know the whereabouts Of ADC Ret Johnnie Barnes. Later..." [03APR2001]

GROCKI, Tom tgrocki@zoo.uvm.edu "...I was an AE in VP-30 from 1982-86. Looking for anyone I used to hang out with..." [03APR2000]

GRODT, ADR3 Rod rodgrodt@yahoo.com "...I served with VW-13 and ran the Technical Library. I remember the heartbreaking mishap..." [15MAY2009]

GROFF, Joel L. jgroff3@comcast.net "...I served with VU-8 NS Roosevelt Roads, PR from 1960 to July 1963. I was a crew member on P2V #1. I would like to hear from anyone in the squadron at that time..." [30MAY2008]

GROFF, Noel E. (Ed) noel@greatbasin.com "...VP-42 Ens/JG 1953-1956 and VP-48 LCDR 1963-1965. Best not to get started on sea stories right now. From what I've already seen on this page a person could spend the next few months doing that. Best left to a winter project. See ya later..." [06JUL2000]

GROFF, Steve segroff@oakharbor.net "...Hey all I was stationed with VQ-1 (91-94) in Guam, then got the dream order to Aircrew instructor duty NAS Pensacola, Florida. and now I'm back in VQ-1 again, been here since Oct. 97 with only 910 days left, but who's counting. Drop a line!..." [03NOV98]

GROOMS, Rich rgrooms@mhtc.net "...I served with VP-90 as a SAR (Search and Rescue) from 1979-1981, TAR (Training and Administration of Reserve) from 1981-1986, SELRES (SELected REServist) from 1986-1987, and was a P-3B Mod Blue Card IFT FCO too. I flew with Crew 6. I sure miss those days sometimes. I even miss NAS Misawa, Japan..." [E-Mail Updated 21NOV2007 | E-Mail Updated 21JUL2002 | E-Mail Updated 30MAR2000 | 15SEP98]

GROSE, AE1 Chuck Retired cgrose@tekstar.com "...I was sad to here that Master Rothling went home. He helped me out when I needed it the most. I was stationed it VP-90 from 88-92 and NAS Glenview, Illinois 84-88 AIMD. When I transfered to VP-90 with FRAMP in route and my father was on his death bed and I needed to miss the first two weeks of the scheduled school. Rothling took care of all the details and not only that but he scheduled a training flight to The guard base in Fargo to drop off a friend of mine that was stationed in NAS Glenview, Illinois that I wanted to be a paulbare for the funeral. Rothling was Firm But Fair! We will all miss him..." [31OCT98]

GROSE, Marshall W. templardan@earthlink.net "...Just thought I'd try to reach some of my old buddies from VQ-2. I'm currently working for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway as a signal systems tech and evaluator. Civilian life is a bit different but doable! Still have moments when I feel like I want to be back in doin' the DON thing at BLUE NOTE. Drop me a line or call 503-281-5291. I'm getting kinda low on the ponche and would like some. Take care of yourselves and have a good time. Adios mi amigos!!..." [24MAY98]

GrosJACQUES, Leo "Jocko" c/o Carol GrosJacques cgrosjacques@msn.com "...My father, Leo GrosJacques "Jocko", was a gunner in VPB-115 from 1944 to 1945. Do any one of you guys remember him? He showed us some great pictures while a bunch of guys were parked in Hawaii just waiting to be deployed..." [23MAY2004]

GROSKY, Rich 29pontiac@technh.com "...I served with VP-92 from 1969 to 1971 and VP-64 from 1971 thru 1976. Sat SS1. Yes, they were good years!..." [27APR2004]

GROSS, Jim wheels4fun@netzero.net "...I had a great time serving VP-6 from 1977 to 1981 working aircrew and then some time as a ground pounder in the Tron Shop at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [15NOV2003]

GROSS, Joe jgross7767@aol.com "...After a tour in F-4's with VF-103, Did the P-3 FE (and they paid me for it!!) with VP-90, VP-17, VP-6, and VQ-1. Finished up my career with VQ-5 as the Maint Chief. Now working with Continental Airlines in Cleveland. Yes, I really did leave WestPac. Looking for Gerald R. (Randy) Anderson. VP-6 NAV/TACCO, COMNAVPHIL, and ASWOC/TSC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Any e-mail address would be greatly appreciated..." [04JAN2001]

GROSSMAN, AE2 Richard lefty_01@msn.com "...I served with VP-22 from December 1961 to January 1963. I was an AE2 served with some great guys. I'm very interested to see if anyone else is still out there..." [15OCT2001]

GROTH, AVCM(AW) Carl vravcm@roadrunner.com "...I served with VP-49 (1976 to 1979), VP-30 (1979 to 1982), HS-9 (1982 to 1984), VP-56 (1984 to 1988), NAS Bermuda (1988 to 1992) and FTC Mayport (1992 to 1993). I flew in VP as an IFT. I currently work for BellSouth Mobility. I am also in the Naval Reserve and drill with VR-54 as the Maintenance MCPO. I will always remember my years spent in VP and the people who made those times great..." [E-Mail Updated 20JAN2007 | 21MAY2000]

GROVE, AFCM Don Retired fogydong@gmail.com "...I was with VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, as a young AMAN and AM3 in 1952, 53, and 54. Worked in the Airframes Division. The squadron was equipped with PB4Y-2 Privateers (the Navy version of the B-24) when I arrived. Just a few months before I checked-in the squadron had been transferred to NAS Brunswick, Maine from Opalaka (Miami), Florida, where they had been the Navy's hurricane hunters. VP-23 returned from their second consecutive deployment to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, in November of 1953 and began transitioning to P2V-5's. We were one of the very few squadron's to receive brand-new P2V-5's from the Lockheed factory at Burbank, California, without the jet engines installed under the wings. In the fall of 1954 VP-23 deployed to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco, with these "twin-engined" P2V-5's. After that deployment the jet-less Neptunes were returned to the Lockheed factory to have the jet engine modification installed. By then, I had already departed for duty at NATTU, Pensacola. In July of 1968, after a four-year tour of recruiting duty, I reported to VP-2 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington as an AMCS. I served mostly as Aircraft Division Chief, and for a short time as Operations Department Chief. The squadron was flying the P2V-7, or as it had been re-titled by decree of Congress, the SP2H. In February 1969 VP-2deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, with a permanent detachment at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. The size of our Vietnam detachment varied from 3 to 6 planes depending on enemy activity and the dark-of-the-moon. The squadron was also sporadically tasked with maintaining a small detachment, usually 2 aircraft, in Tainan, Taiwan. During this deployment plans were laid and necessary technical school quotas obtained to support a transition to P-3 Orions. This transition was scheduled to begin after VP-2's return to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Alas, it was not to be. Another NAS Whidbey Island, Washington P2V squadron, VP-42, had been scheduled as our relief squadron at the completion of deployment. But, VP-42 was not sent to WestPac. VP-2 left the Philippines for home without a turn-over squadron, arriving at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington during the latter part of August 1969. It was soon determined, by those that decide such matters, that the last two active-duty Navy P2V squadrons on the west coast, VP-2 and VP-42 would be disestablished. There was to be no transition to P-3's for VP-2. The squadron was officially deactivated on 30 September 1969. I was transferred across the hanger to VP-1, a squadron then in the middle of a transition to P-3B Orions. Other squadrons that I was a part of were VAH-3 (sea duty), VAH-3 (shore duty), VAH-13, all A3D squadrons, and VQ-3 (EC-130Q's), VC-5(A-4's & US2F's), VFP-63 (RF-8K's), and NATTU (SNB-5P's & F9F-6P's)...." [E-Mail Updated 24APR2010 | E-Mail Updated 19JUN2002 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 29DEC2001]

GROVE, ATC(AC) Floyd W. (Bill) (Grovvie) Retired floyd955@charter.net "...I served with VP-56 from 1962 to 1964, VP-31 Marlin Training, VP-50 from 1965 to 1966, NADC Warminster, Pa., VP-48 from 1970 to 1974 NSF Diego Garcia from 1977 to 1978, VP-9 from 1978 to 1979, and VP-31 from 1979 to 1980. Retired in October 1980 AT-1/AC. Would like to find two people if they are still around! ADR1 (?) Joe Casto stationed with VP-56 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1962-1964 and Johnny Goodman (?) same place same time..." [E-Mail Updated 10DEC2002 | 28FEB98]

GROVES, SM1 Charles (Chuck) groves@wans.net "...I served on the USS Currituck II (AV-7) from May 1960 through November 1966 from SM3 to SM1 Division LPO. We worked with the P5M Martin Marlins. They Flew out of Sea Dromes we laid in Buckner Bay, Okinawa and also out of NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I also remember us laying a Sea drome for them at Con Son Island, RVN. We operated out of there for 30 days flying Market Time patrols. The USS Currituck II (AV-7) also supported a group of CG Point Class Cutters while we were there. Captain Crowe was one of the USS Currituck II (AV-7) skippers I had served under, no finer leader have I ever met. He went on to become VP-5's (I think) CO and made sure the P5's brought us cases of beer when we were at Con Son during Operation Market Time...." [06JUL2004]

GROVES, PR2 Mark mlgroves1@earthlink.net "...I served in VP-92 WC-130 (Paraloft) from 1987 through 1991. Made two deployments to NS Rota, Spain 1989 and 1990. Currently, I am working as a civilian technician for the OHANG at Rickenbacker ANGB in Columbus, Ohio (KC-135R) in the Life Support section. I would like to hear from any of my former Shipmates. Fair winds..." [E-Mail Updated 11DEC2004 | 17NOV2001]

GROW, AT John A. (Tony) Retired tonyrosa4@insightbb.com "...I served with VP-21 from 1960 to 1963. I then went to VQ-2 and stayed in the Intel community and VQ-2 until I retired in 1978. My son, John M. Grow, followed me into the navy and as an AW sent 18 years in the VP community. I spent many years flying the P-3's in VP-8 Special ops out of NAS Patuxent River, Maryland then in VQ-2 EP-3's in Spain. I was an AT. Good luck to all..." [01OCT2003]

GROW, John M. seawolf275@hotmail.com "...I was with VP-24 from 88-92, TSC NS Rota, Spain 92-96, VP-46 96-99. I started out as a Batman I just wish I could have finished there, but I will always be a VP-24 Batman until then end..." [E-Mail Updated 28DEC98 | 16SEP98]

GROWE, Jerry jmldgrowe@peoplepc.com"...I served with VXE-64 NAS Point Mugu, California from 1977 to 1987. I was assigned at the A-3 Line Power Plants. I stayed on at Grumman's till 1989..." [04MAY2004]

GRUBBS, Curtis curtis_fg@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-46 from August 1971 to May 1974. I was assigned to the AE shope and I also spent a lot of time in AIMD both at NAS Moffett Field, California and at NAS Iwakuni, Japan during the cruise from August 1973 to January 1974. I transferd to NAS Kingsville, TX in May of 1974 and was assigned to the electric shope in VT-23. I was injured in May 1975 and never recovered in time so I was Medically discharged in February 1977. I would love to make contact with some of the guys that I served with. It was a great time of my live, and I thank CDR Wycoff, where ever he may be, for incouraging me to get my GED while in NAS Iwakuni, Japan on our cruse from January 1972 to August 1972. I have since received my BS from Abilene Christian University and will soon complete my MA at the University of Illinois at Springfield. I am currently working for Bridgestone/Firestone Tire and Rubber as a Controls Engineer. I would not be where I am today if it were not for the great men that suported me and got me through my formative years--ha-ha. Thanks to Larry Zieminski, my Rigger Buddy, my first true friend in VP-46, for pointing me to this sight..." [22JUN2000]

GRUBEL, AOC Erik erik.grubel@navy.mil "... I served in VXN-8 (91-93), VP-4 (93-97), COMPATRECONFORPAC (97-2000), VP-47 (2000-2004), NAVAIR NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (04-present). To all you non-believers....Yes I am still in the Navy. I look forward to hearing from past Shipmates, and hearing where they are at now..." [24FEB2005]

GRUE, WO Merlin Retired mgrue@wi.rr.com "...I served with VW-11 from 1961-62. I would like to hear from anyone who also served at that time. I was an AT1 at the time and flew as a First Tech. and Radar Operator...I was an AT1 assigned to VP-8 in 1964. I am trying to locate the CO who recommended me for the Warrant Officer Program. After making Warrant in 1966, I was assigned to VP-49, NAS Norfolk, Virginia, and CVA-66. I retired in 1975, and currently run my own Private Detective Agency. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who served in the VPNavy..." [BIO Updated 03JUN2005 | 26JAN2002]

GRUEN, Harry naswfnavy@msn.com "...I was stationed with VP-40 in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone from 1949 until it was decommissioned in 1950 when I was transfered to VF-24 at Oceana, Virginia. We flew the PBM Mariner..." [21JAN2003]

GRUMBOSKI, Jeff gumbi17@hotmail.com "...I was an FE in VP-26 from 1994-1998, I transfered from there to VPU-1..." [E-Mail Updated 15JUN2000 | 00DEC96]

GRUTADAURIA, Steve sgruttad@rochester.rr.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1978 to 1982. We deployed to NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Keflavik, Iceland..." [06JAN2009]

GRUVER, AZ2 Amy L. a_gruver@hotmail.com or tgruver@hotmail.com "...VP-10 Red Lancer 92-95, OMD NAS Brunswick, Maine 95-98. For those of you who know Tom & I, we made it! Got married in Aug 97, living in Greenville, Texas now. Tom has a great job with Raytheon. I am working for the Texas Workforce Commission as a Career Specialist. Would like to hear from any of our friends..." [02DEC98]

GRUVER, ATC Tom gruverta@hotmail.com "...I was stationed with VP-10 from 1979-1983, NAMTGD NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-19, and again with VP-10 FROM 1991- 1997. Now I'm finising my career with NAWC VP PROJECTS IN NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I'm looking forward to hearing from any of my old running partners..." [12MAR98]

GRZYBOWSKI, CW02 Scott scott_grzybowski@usiva.com "...I served with VP-68 during 1991-1993 as a Flight Engineer with Crew 8. I am now a C-130T Flight Engineer with VR-53. It is not as good as a P-3, but it works..." [Updated BIO 01APR99 | 11MAR98]

GRZEZDZINSKI, PH1 Steve stevegrzzzski@gmail.com "...I served aboard NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [12MAR2013]


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