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Memorial Picture "...HEALD, John...If you remember John Heald, he was a very well-liked personality in VP-44, a PR3 who worked in the paraloft. Having a natural gift for gab, he loved recounting good times with friends. He was 55, and the news has shocked us all who knew him. It was too late to call any more people on the east coast, however I did call a few west of here before it got too late. John Kiger roadapple38@hotmail.com..." [11MAR2002]

Memorial Picture "...HEALY, Captain Charles Edward...Captain Charles Edward Healy, USN (retired): Dec. 16, 1914 - Aug. 12, 2003 - Captain Charles Edward Healy, USN (retired) died Aug. 12, in Coronado at the age of 88. He was born December 16,1914, in St. Paul, Minn. The son of James H. Healy and Lucy Miller Healy, he moved with his family to Mahtomedi, on White Bear Lake, Minn. He enjoyed a wonderful boyhood of swimming and sailing in the summer and ice skating, ice boating and ice fishing in the winter. He was proud of being part of his high school league championship hockey team. At the age of 18, in 1932, his father bought a ride in an airplane for him at a cost of $12.50. Taking off in winter from the frozen lake was to change the course of his life. He began studies with his brother, Jim, at St. Thomas College, in St. Paul, and majored in economics. He soon realized this was not his calling and transferred to the University of Minnesota, and earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering in 1943. In 1938 he completed the Naval Aviation Flight Training Program in NAS Pensacola, Florida. His first assignment was VP-4 at the NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii flying PBY-3 Catalina Flying Boats. During this first tour of duty he met his future wife, Jean Fick. They were married in May of 1940 at Sacred Heart Church in Honolulu. In October 1941 he was transferred to a new squadron, VP-91, forming at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. He shipped out to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii where he conducted operations in the Hawaiian area and provided support for the Battle of Midway. In the fall of 1942 he returned to the mainland where he was assigned to NAS Lake City, Florida as an instructor in PV-2's. In 1944 he formed Antisubmarine Training Units in Hawaii, San Diego, NAS Alameda, California and NAS Seattle, Washington. Following World War II he served aboard the USS Cape Gloucester transferring aircraft and as commanding officer for decommissioning in Puget Sound, Washington. He conducted antisubmarine warfare operations from the USS Bairoko and the USS Bataan. He served as executive officer at NAF Litchfield Park, Ariz. In 1956 he served aboard the USS Badoeng Strait, participating in the atomic bomb testing during Operation Redwing at the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. In 1957 he took command of the ship for decommissioning in Bremerton, Washington. He served aboard the USS Tarawa and the USS Lake Champlain in the Atlantic before going to the Bureau of Naval Weapons in Washington DC as Director of Antisubmarine Warfare programs in 1959. He commanded the USS Sirius for two tours in the Pacific and in 1962 was awarded the Battle Efficiency Award. He took command of the USS Bennington in 1962, overseeing its overhaul in Bremerton, Washington, and conducting antisubmarine warfare and amphibious exercises in the Pacific and Alaskan waters. The USS Bennington was the first aircraft carrier to visit Juneau, Alaska, proceeding through the Inland Passage and won the covetedaward for the number one outstanding general for ASW aircraft carriers in the Pacific Fleet. In 1963-64 he served as Chief-of-Staff to Commander Carrier Group 17 aboard the USS Hornet, touring the Far East and conducting antisubmarine warfare exercises. In 1964 he attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair, Washington DC and, while there, earned a masters degree in business administration from George Washington University. His final tour of duty was as commodore, Commander Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range and Commander Fleet Air Caribbean at Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station in Puerto Rico. In 1967, after 30 years of service, he retired from the Navy. He then worked as a marketing consultant for various corporations, including General Dynamics Electronics Division he worked on the development of the Under Water Test Range, "AUTEC," in the Bahamas. He joined Dynachange Corporation as head of leasing operations; EDMAC Corporation as customer relations manager in Washington, D.C. and assisted in the award to the company for the ARR-75 ASW sonobouy receiver and other equipment. Moving back to Coronado, he and his wife Jean, founded Iberian West a retail import and interior design business in 1974 in La Jolla. Later in 1978 he rejoined EDMAC Corporation as western regional manager. In 1986, he settled down to retired life in Coronado. Awards include the Navy Commendation Ribbon, the Mexican Air Force command pilot wings, and various theater ribbons. A chair has been designated in his honor at the Naval Undersea Warfare Museum in Keyport, Wash. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Navy League and the Retired Naval Officers Association. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Catherine (Jean) Healy, three daughters, Linda Miller of Grayslake, Ill., Anne Field of Atwater, and Lucy Jackson and her husband, Tom, of San Diego, one sister, Hope Koontz of San Diego, and seven grandchildren. A celebration mass was held at Sacred Heart Church in Coronado. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego. The family suggests donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Center, the Paralyzed Veterans of America #7 in Wilton, N.H. and Sacred Heart Church in Coronado..." WebSite: Coronado Eagle and Journal Online Edition http://www.coronadonewsca.com/articles/2003/08/29/obituaries/obit02.txt [13FEB2006]

Memorial Picture "...HEDDEN, Raymon R...My Dad, Raymon R., 1911-1974, was a Navy officer at NAS Kodiak, Alaska in 1942-1943 in the Civil Engineering Corps, helping supervise contractors building the air station. We have some artifacts, photos and newsletters of that time, but thereafter his only comment on the time was that he didn't care to ever see Alaska again. He joked that after the monthly supply ship would appear from Seattle, its food would be eaten in the order it had been loaded and unloaded: no meat other than ham, then nothing but beef, then pork, etc. Famly lore has it that on 30-day leave home after the NAS Kodiak, Alaska year he revealed his new orders to my Mom and asked, "Where is Fort Lauderdale, FL?" So, out of its merciful bounty the Navy had taken pity and our family then lolled in the sunshine for the next two years. Anyone's information relevant to my Dad or his NAS Kodiak, Alaska experience would be welcome..." Contributed by Carl T. Hedden heddencarl.nancy@yahoo.com [23JUL2010]

Memorial Picture "...HEIMBUECHER, Fred...Heimbuecher...LCDR Fred Heimbuecher, PPC Crew 9, VP-17. Fred was a grand pilot of VP-17. Fred could fly a MAD trap with both feet on the instrument console..." Contributed by Jay Holland Crew9Boss@msn.com [02APR2000]

Memorial Picture "...HEINDEL, ENSIGN Daniel M...I recently found some of my Dad's WWII souvenirs while going through a box of pictures I had been storing after my parents had passed on a number of years ago. Among my Dad's momentos I found two cards--one titled Ancient Order of the Deep and the other titled Imperial Domain of the Golden Dragon. Both had been issued to Ensign Daniel M. Heindel on board the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) on January 18, 1943. Unfortunately I don't know any of the details of that sojourn on the ship, as he later was the radar officer on board the U.S.S. Medusa. He died on May 5, 1990 and I regret that he never had access to the Internet to search for any of his shipmates from either ship. I don't know if any of those remain alive today...Judith Heindel Bowen jobow@earthlink.net..." [12JUN2004]

Memorial Picture "...HEINEMEYER, CPO Harley...My father, Harley Heinemeyer, was a mechanic with VP-22 at NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during 1941 and 1942. He spoke very little about his WWII experiences, but he did talk about the Pearl Harbor attack and aftermath. Dad made the Navy his carrer and retired in 1960 as a Chief Petty Officer. He passed away in 1970, but he would have liked to see the pictures and other information on this site. Thanks for a great job done in preserving the history of these squadrons. Paul Heinemeyer paulhe@swbell.net.." [31MAR2007]

Memorial Picture "...HEINKE, Clarence H...My Father, Clarence H. Heinke, served with VP-104. My Father died in 1994. I have his dog tags and a few other keepsakes. Dad was a Navigator and served in the southwest Pacific area. I want to know so much more and would like to communicate with any former Shipmates. Thank you very much!...Linda An lalinda7@msn.com..." [12SEP2005]

UPDATE "...I am looking for information about my grandpa who was a Navigator in WWII. According to my mom he served with VPB-104 and they were awarded a President's Citation for Aug 43-March 44 and November 44-June 45. He was in the SW Pacific. He was awarded a Bronze Star and a Distinguished Flying Cross amongst other medals, etc. He died over 10 years ago and he wouldn't talk about his time in the service. We have the medals, but no history behind them, etc. and both my mom and her two siblings are very interested in learning more about his service history and why he got those medals. If anyone here has any suggestions as to a place to find out more about him or any information that will help me, I'd really appreciate it. Oh, my grandpa's name is (was) Clarence H(enry) Heinke. Thanks! I'll be checking back with hope. Sincerely, Heidi Rosin Granddaughter heidi_rosin@yahoo.com..." [05JAN2006]

Memorial Picture "...HELMER, AOAN John M...I regret to inform all of you (friends, extended family members and military friends and veterans) that on Sunday March 23, 2008, my grandfather, John M. Helmer (served with VP-6 from 1953 to 1956), passed away. This is a mass email that I sent out to all of you to inform you of his death. He passed peacefully in the hospital. We thank you for your concerns and prayers. Signed Amanda (Granddaughter). Laurel Foisy lfoisy1@hotmail.com..." [11MAR2002]

Memorial Picture "...Shipmate Pix HELTON, William Allen...My father, William Allen Helton, died at age 79 in January 1997 from heart and lung complications. Dad served in the Navy from 1942 to 1972 with prior pilot experience. He now rests in Arlington Cemetery. Dad's flight logs show he served with VP-56 and VP-148...Wayne Helton wahelton@comcast.net..." [01NOV2007]

Memorial Picture "...HEMMER, MCPO Gary...My name is Jason Fryman. My mom married MCPO Gary Hemmer in 1986. He was my step dad, but I want to thank all who were involved in his rescue ((SEE: In Memorial for lost friends Alfa Foxtrot 586). He has passeed away now, but he was an awesome guy, and if you wouldn't have saved him, I wouldn't have had the privilige of having him as my father...Jason Fryman jasongina99@msn.com..." [10FEB2005]

Memorial Picture "...HENDERSON, Paul...My Father, AO2 Paul Henderson, served with VPB-133 January 1944 through August 1945 as a gunner. Dad flew on PV-1 (BUNO: 48932) with a Pilot LT Pettit Maui. He passed away in 1992. I would love to hear from anyone who knew him. I have his flight log book...Laura LeMoine lemoine@bellsouth.net..." [12JAN2004]

Memorial Picture "...HENDERSON, Warren J. "Hank"...My Grandfather, Warren J. "Hank" Henderson, flew with VP-1 in WWII and after the war flew for VR-2 out of NAS Alameda, California. I am resarching his flight logs. If anyone from these two squadrons who knew him or has any pictures of him could please contact me. I know vey little about his time with these two squadrons but am interested in finding out...Kad Henderson sailkad@aol.com..." [29JAN2004]

Memorial Picture HENRY, Frank Edward"...HENRY, Frank Edward...I have found a paper called Notice of Separation from the US Naval Service. It lists my dad as a Chief Aviation Radio Technician (T)V6. Also in box 24 where it lists service vessels and stations served on is listed Tadcen, Shoemaker, California, CASU(F) 58.1 and CASU(F)61. Service schools completed -- USNT school (ARM) NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and NT school (EE&RM) Houston, Tx. In box 21 ratings held is listed RM2/C, RT2/C, ART1/C, ACRT(AA), ACRT(T). We would love to hear from anyone that may have known my Dad. I have setup a website about my Dad on http://www.iannarino.us/fordad/francescoshomepage.php. Franciene McDonald erinsmom@gmail.com..." [URL Updated 24DEC2008 | 23JUN2006]

Memorial Picture "...HENSLEY, A03 John...I am sad to report the passing of my Father, A03 John Hensley, in 1999. He was a member of VP-6 crew 7 from 1954 to 1958. If anyone knew him I would very much like to hear from you. I am primarily interested in any stories you might want to share with me...Daniel Hensley hensleyd22@comcast.net.." [08JUN2004]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix HERIN, ARM2 Arthur P. (AKA Speedy) Jr. C/O His Daughter Joyce Tanis georgiapeach20603@yahoo.com or Son Arthur Wayne Herin mortarman120gang@yahoo.com "...My Father, Arthur P. Herin Jr. (AKA Speedy), served with VPB-44 from 1942 to 1945. He was stationed NAAF Green Island (AKA Nissan). He mentioned that when his squadron was leaving to return home when they picked up new but defective PBY's from relief squadron there. The new squadron took possesion of their planes and continued on. Dad passed away August 02, 2010..." [BIO Updated 13MAR2011 | Updated E-Mail/BIO 01NOV2001 | 10APR98]

Memorial Picture "...HERMAN, Robert...Robert Herman April 8, 1928 - December 25, 2009 - VP-4 1959-1962. Robert Herman of Beebe, Arkansas, died at the age of 81 at Beebe Retirement Center on December 25, 2009. He enlisted in the Navy at 17 years of age, serving two years in Vietnam. He was a specialist in electronics, an instructor, and navigator and invented a slide rule for the Navy. After 30 years as Commander in the Navy he retired in 1976 and settled in Beebe. He spent many years working for his community. He was a member of the American Legion, United Way, Kiwanis, Zoning Committee, ASU Beebe, Beebe Water Dept. and many others. He was an artist, carver, and author of poems and books, furniture maker and electrician. He was well liked and deeply respected by his peers, friends and family. He loved people and was a great thinker. Many people asked for his advice. He loved his family above all. He quietly helped many people during his lifetime. He would never discuss it. My mother would tell us stories. He leaves his daughter, Jan Childres of Beebe; grandsons Chuck and wife Erica and their children Laney and Alec of Georgia, and David and wife Christine and daughter Madison of Beebe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores who died in 2004 and his son Bud who died in 1990. He was our hero and our mentor. Now he is with Mother, which is all he wanted. He will be cremated and his ashes will be buried with his beloved wife of nearly 60 years. We will miss him terribly, but we know he is at last at peace and happy again. The proud family. Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2010, at Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to prostate cancer research. Guestbook Entries http://www.westbrookfuneralhome.com/..." Contributed by Steve/Andy Andruszkewicz sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [07JAN2010]

Memorial Picture "...HESSION, AO1 Joseph M...A VP-91 Shipmate of ours, AO1 Joseph M. Hession, passed away in San Francisco, CA. Joe was badged police officer retiree. We served together in VS-82 at NAS Alameda, California and VP-91 (1956-1985). He will be missed very much..." Contributed by AO1 Kenneth Wirth kennbev@sbcglobal.net [27JUN2014]

Memorial Picture "...HEWITT, AW1(NAC) Kevin...AW1(NAC) Kevin Hewitt USNR(RET) passed away on June 16, 2004 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Kevin served in VP-68 as a TAR, VP-60 and NARCEN Minneapolis as a SELRES...Dan Hogan, AT1(NAC) dch9244@att.net..." [18JUN2004]

UPDATE "...My friend, AW1(NAC) KEVIN K. HEWITT, USNR (RET), Died June 16, 2004. Kevin was a good man and a great friend. I am proud to have called you both. FAIR WINDS BROTHER YOU ARE IN GOOD COMPANY I look forward to meeting you on the other side of midnight. AW1(NAC) Truitt, David E. USNR (RET) aw11t@msn.com..." [18JUN2004]


HEACOCK, AMS2 Clint clintheacock@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-69 from 1986-1991 in the Airframes Shop. I got out as an AMS2 in November of 1991. I would like to get in touch with some of the guys whom I served with, that would be great..." [09FEB2006]

HEAD, George W. daeh14@hotmail.com "...I am attempting to locate someone in the PBM air sea rescue squadron who picked me and my crew out of serious trouble off Kagoshima in June of 1945. I had attempted an open sea landing to pick up a downed marine fighter pilot when suddingly there were 12 in the water and a badly damaged PB2Y from VPB-13. I never properly thanked the crew, as I recall, and would like to do so at this late date..." [16MAR99]

HEADLEY, AXCS Dan Retired dheadley@hcstechnologies.com "...I served with VP-30 from 1970 to 1972 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-66 from 1976 to 1979 as an IFT, VP-62 from 1980 to 1985, VP-68 from 1985 to 1990, and the MMF at NAF Washington, D.C. from 1990 to 1992. Retired in 1992 to Reedsville, WV near Morgantown..." [15MAY2003]

HEALD, John H. healdj@ci.savage.mn.us "...I served in VP-44 from 1967 to 1970. I was a parachute rigger. I would enjoy hearing from anyone from the 67 to 70 period in VP-44..." [20JAN98]

HEALD, Lloyd E. Lheald5456@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 (crew 12) during the Korean Conflict and was station at NAS Atsugi, Japan and later NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I would like to hear from anyone that served with VP-1 and knew crew members of crew 12 (1951-52)..." [04MAY99]

HEALY, John jfhealy@fedex.com "...I was in VP-56 from 68 to 71, VP-30 from 71 to 75, and VP-40 from 78 to 80. Now with FedEx as a training advisor..." [30OCT2000]

HEARD, Robert robertheard@sc.rr.com "...I served with VP-56 from 1977 to 1981. Although I was not flight crew, rather a "ground pounder", my time with VP-56 is still contains some of the more memorable times in my life. Some of those memories include deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Bermuda, and NAS Sigonella, Sicily (with the standard dets), but also the UNITAS exercises which took us on "diplomatic excursions" through South America and the Caribbean. I would love to hear from any of my old squadron members..." [E-Mail Updated 20MAY2011 | E-Mail Updated 26MAR2004 | 21MAY99]

HEARNE, Ed hearne@volcano.net "...I was a crewmember in VP 14 at the same time as Jim Thompson. Currently a member of PBY PBY Catalina International Association since it's beginning..." [23MAR99]

HEARTHER, Lt Bill "Heater" hearther@aol.com "...Hey Goldenswordsmen (VP-47)! I am currently the PPC of Combat Aircrew 10. We just returned from our NSF Diego Garcia Multi-Site Deployment (Nov'97-Jun'98). The squadron is currently "Ramping" up for RIMPAC'98. Personal History-USNA '92 Grad, Winged May'95, VP-30 Jun'95-Jan'96, VP-47 Feb'96-Present. Deployments-May'96-Nov'96; NAS Misawa, Japan/ NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan; Crew 4, Nov'97-Jun'98; Diego/Arabian Gulf; Crews 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10..." [22JUN98]

HEATH, Bill wheath@cfl.rr.com "...I served with VP-63 from its establishement til its desestablishment which was from the start of WWII until the end..." [01APR2001]

HEATH, Cecil J. (Joe) angels102@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-4 as a second mech and than a flight engineer from 12-Dec-83 to 1989. Than VC-1 till 1992 than VP-40 till 31-Dec-94 when I retired. I now work at Boeing and live in Oak Harbor, Wa. I intend to move to Arizona within the next year. I would enjoy hearing from any of my former VP-ers..." [17MAY99]

HEATH, AK John G. (Gary) Retired heathjg@gvtc.com "...I served with VP-42 (1968 to 1969), VP-60 (1971 to 1972), NAS Iwakuni, Japan (1961 to 1963), NAS Key West, Florida (1964), Oceana (1965), NAS Agana, Guam (1965 to 1967), Mayport (1969), NAS Glenview, Illinois (1970), NARDET NAS Olathe, Kansas (1973 to 1975) and VF-201 (1976 to 1980). We now reside in San Antonio Tx..." [E-Mail Updated 19NOV2008 | 22MAY99]

HEATH, Leroy c/o His Daughter Mary Joe Heath jozee@san.rr.com "...I am pretty sure that my dad was in VAH-1 in the late 1950's. I know that we still have a patch of that tiger smoking the cigar. His name is Leroy Heath. He flew heavy attack A3's. His 80th birthday is next week...November 20th. I remember him as my young aviator dad, coming home from deployments with gifts, or working out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and Sanford. Please send stories that I can share at his birthday. He is still the "hot dog" that he always thought he was. Thanks, Leroy daughter #3, kid #4 (out of 7)..." [03NOV2002]

HEATON, AT3 Lee LEEVS37@msn.com "...I joined VS-871 / VS-37 in April 1953 just as the squadron was changing from TBM-3e's to Grumman Guardians. I had been transferred from NAS Alameda, California (Operations Squadron) to NAS Los Alamitos, California VS-871 / VS-37 as an AT3 (flew as ECM Operator). Our ECM Gear was an APR-98 Countermeasure Receiver and an APA-70 Bearing Indicator. Of course this was installed on the (Guppy) with APS-20 360 degree scan radar. We were called the Hunter AF and the AS Version was called the Killer. in 1954 We deployed on the USS Rendova (CVE-114) from 18 to 20 August, 8 to 11 September and 30 September to 2 October 1954. VS-37 deployed on the USS Badoeng Strait (CVE-116) from April to June. I was then transferred to FAETUPAC NAS North Island, San Diego, California where we flew P2V Neptunes that were equipped with 6 APS-20 Radar consoles for training Radar operators. I was discharged January 18, 1955. I would like to hear from anyone who might remember that far back! Best always..." [11JUL2003]

HEBBLE, ATRAC John jhebble@centurylink.net "...I served with VP-50 from 1961 to 1964. I started in Crew-8, Crew-3 and when CDR Rudd was promoted moved to Crew-1. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [27FEB2011]

HEBERT, Brian p3aw11@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-16 (1986-1994), VP-30 (1994-1998), VP-45 (1999-2002) with a wonderful year NSF Diego Garcia and the last 4 were spent at NAS Pensacola, Florida..." [21APR2010]

HECKER, AT1(AW/SW) Jason P. jason.hecker@live.com "...I served with VP-9 from 1999 to 2002. I went to the PA Air National Guard 171st Air Refueling Wing out of Pittsburgh PA, while attending Indiana University or Pennsylvania. Returned to the Navy in 2005 with VAW-126 Seahawks until August 2009. Now in NAS Pensacola, Florida attending AAIWSM Advanced Avionic's C-1 School. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [03JAN2010]

HECKLER, AT1 Richard c/o Darrell Heckler darrellheckler@cox.net "...My father, AT Richard Heckler, served with VQ-1 at NAS Atsugi, Japan, during the late 1960's. Dad currently lives in Thousand Oaks, Ca. I am looking anyone who served with him. Darrell Heckler..." [22AUG2009]

HEDENBERG, William (Bill) Airide@msm.com "...I served with VA(HM)-10 / VP-17 from 11/57 to 02/60 as AT stiker, deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, flew as relief crew member, but mostly with crew 7 as ecm operator with Porter and Hruby. Deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska 6/59 and flew as radio operator in crew 12, Bob McNeaL made ATC as a convertor from black-shoe Boatsman, pilots, Lt. Goodfellow, Lt. Thummel. Finally made AT3 after my discharge..." [21NOV2001]

HEFEL, RAY rhefster@aol.com "...I served in VP-47 form 92-97 and it was a memorable one as some people know and am sure can relate to. Hope you all now serving have fun and remember shore duty is always better..." [21MAY98]

HEFFEL, Jim jim1031@hotmail.com "...Served with NADU at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts from 1959 and 1961 and VX-6 from 1961 to 1964. I still live in the Boston area if any one is around..." [17JUL2003]

HEFFERNAN, Rick rh165@cox.net "...I served with VAQ-33 NAS Norfolk, Virginia from August 1971 to January 1975 and VXN-8 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1975 until March 1977. I worked in the AME shop and would like to hear from any former Shipmates. E-mail me about the Squadrons 33 Assn..." [E-Mail Updated 12FEB2006 | E-Mail Updated 11JUN2000 | E-Mail Updated 15JAN2000 | 14MAR98 | 00XXX97]

HEFFNER, James E. c/o jsh@vnet.net "...Shipmates! James E. Heffner AT3. I joined VP-4 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in June of 1956. Two months later the squadron was transferred to Naha, Okinawa. I served there until August of 1957. The CO when I left was Commander Clute. I've lost track of everybody. Names I remember were Reimenschneider, McConney, Louie Vellardo, Lt. Bennett, Lt. Dean Cassell. Whitey Unger, Isaacson, George Dennison, Chief R.F. O'brien, Chief Dave Parmley, Dave Johnson, Sondrol, Jim Stokes, Jeff Sessoms, John Root, Bob Whaley, Dan Kingsley, Bill Boltz, F.P. Cook, Tex Fredrickson (died at Okinawa), Chief Gotto, Johnny Rhea, B.J. Hall, Jim Staton, Theis, Ron Bishop and Jim Sanderson. I just found out about the VP-4 Veterans Association and wonder if anyone who served with me plans to attend the Reno gathering. I have a photo of YD-6 with a collapsed right landing gear. Write me at 632 Armstrong Park Rd., Gastonia, N.C. 28054. Also, you may send email to my son to be relayed to me - jsh@vnet.net..."

HEFFRON, AFCM(AW) Michael G. phmann@farmlandpheasant.com "...Flight Engineer P-3 A/B. Served with VP-91 from 72'-76, Plankholder with VP-93 from 76'-80', VP-68 from 80'-82', VP-93 from 82'-86', HM-18 from 86'-89', VR-62 thru 92, and retired in Yale, MI. Manage game perserve in Brown City. Drop a line. Lets go hunting..." [E-Mail Updated 15JUL99 | 09MAY98]

HEGGIE, Dale daleheg1@aol.com "...I served with VR-1 NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1969 to 1970. I am looking for a VR-1 patch and ball cap. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks..." [17FEB2005]

HEICHEL, CS3 Donald A. donsjoyce@comcast.net "...I served with VP-26 from 1966 to 1968. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 21FEB2009 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 11MAY2005 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 29AUG2004 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 04JUL2000 | 28FEB98]

HEICHLINGER, Ken lh229@aol.com "...I was in VP-40 from 66-69. Plane Captain on crew 6 (until transition to P-3s). Would like to hear from anyone from that era. Anyone remember the original Animal House @ Imperial Beach?..." [31DEC98]

HEIN, ATC Jeff HeinJH@pax.nawcad.navy.mil "...Was in VP-66 from 86-89, NRL from 89 to 93, VPU-2 from 93 to 97. Presently assigned to Force Aircraft Test Squadron, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland...." [02FEB98]

HEIN, Rob robhein@att.net "...I served with VP-49 from 1980 to 1983 with some fine Shipmates. If anyone remembers me, I sure would like to hear from you. Drop me an email..." [E-Mail Updated 21JUN2009 | 12FEB2000]

HEINO, AD3 William H. wheino92@netscape.com "...After boot camp (San Diego), Normal, OK., NAF Annapolis, Maryland was my first duty station Aug. 1953 to may 1955. I and another shipmate painted the N3N mural in the coffee shack. I also painted the helicopter for Santa’s arrival for Christmas 1953. From NAF Annapolis, Maryland, I then went to AJ squadron, NH-7, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. 1956 the squadron relocated to NAS Sanford, Florida. Honorable discharge in March 1957. I am most pleased to have been able to provide the NAF Annapolis, Maryland decal..." [02NOV2005]

HEINRICH, AO2 Paul heinrich@avci.net "...I served with VP-6 (1960-1964) with Crew-9 and VQ-1 (03/1964-11/1965)..." [BIO Updated 16NOV2012 | 17APR2009]

HEINRICH, AT Ronald airowh@aol.com "...I served with VP-17 (1956) with a deployment toNAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I flew with Crew-2 (LCDR Kepart Pilot and Lt Childs Co-pilot). I presently living in Spokane, WA and have been a pilot since 1958 (used my VA benefit to obtain my commercial license). I am still flying and instructing. I transfered to a training command in Hutchinson, KS. and had an opportunity to fly in many early models of the P2. I just turned 77 this year..." [23JUN2012]

HEINTZ, David daveheintz@hotmail.com or hein8240@splava.cc.plattsburgh.edu "...This is an excellent site, it makes me miss my three and a half years as an AW with VP-10. I became a Red Lancer in May 95 and became a civilian again in Aug 98. I miss it and would like to hear from anyone while I am here in Plattsburgh, NY trying to be a student. Good luck in NAS Sigonella, Sicily..." [04FEB99]

HEINTZ, Rod heintz1950@centurylink.net "...I served with VP-10 (1976-1980) SS3 Crew-10 and VP-60 (1981-1983) Crew-13..." [E-Mail Updated 17MAY2013 | 23OCT99]

HEINZ, LCDR Steve Retired heinz@gwi.net "...I served with ASWOC/TSC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal from 1977 to 1979 (MC&E Officer), VP-11 from 1971 to 1974 (Legal Officer) and VP-11 from 1982 to 1985 (Training Officer). I am now retired (Harpswell, Maine) and especially enjoying trout and striper fishing and duck hunting. Serving on the Board of Directors of Merry Meeting Bay Chapter of Trout Unlimited..." [BIO Updated 27OCT2005 | BIO Updated 15FEB2001 | BIO Updated 29OCT98 | 16SEP98]

HEITMAN, AT2 John johnh@jbhtech.com "...Attended AT "A" school from September 1964 to June 1965. Radio Operator VP-70 until VP-90 was established. VP-90 Plankowner! Left the Navy in 1978 as an AT-2. Loved it!..." [18NOV2003]

HEITMAN, AX2 Tracy tracysuz@aol.com "...Served as aircrew with VS-721, VS-722, and a plank owner of VP-90 from 1964 to 1970. Got out as AX2 I had a great time!..." [18NOV2003]

HELBERG, Norman W norman@biztool.com "...Served with VP-5 Mad Foxes from 1984 through 1988..."

HEILER, ROGER "BOOT" VS31@AOL.COM "...I WAS ATTACHED TO VS-31 FROM 1959 TO 1963. I WENT ON TWO MAJOR CRUISES ONE TO THE MED. AND A NATO CRUISE. ALSO A LOT OF SHORTIES. ABOUT 4 TIMES TO NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ONE TO NAS Bermuda AND A LOT TO NOWHERE. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY CREW THAT MAY REMEMBER ME..." [20JUN2001]

HEILMAN, REAR ADMIRAL (Sel) Steve http://www.amdo.org/heilman.html "...Captain Heilman was born in Defiance, Ohio, and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He joined the Navy in 1969 after earning his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Drake University. He reported to Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida in April, 1970, and was commissioned #1 in his Class on 24 July, 1970. Following 16 weeks of additional training at the Aviation Maintenance Officers' School, NATTC Memphis, Tennessee, Captain Heilman reported to VP-56, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, where he participated in the fleet introduction of the P-3C aircraft. After a squadron change of home port from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Captain Heilman accompanied VP-56 on deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Bermuda and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. In May, 1974, Captain Heilman was transferred to VT-28, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas where he managed the maintenance support effort for 47 TS-2A aircraft. In late 1975, the Navy introduced its new T-44A turboprop aircraft into the Training Command inventory. Captain Heilman assisted Training Airwing FOUR shift from a full organic support program on the TS-2A to full contract maintenance on the T-44A. From July, 1977 to September, 1979, Captain Heilman was assigned to Attack Squadron FIFTY-TWO, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. He made two WESTPAC deployments with VA-52, embarked both times in USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). In October, 1979, Captain Heilman received orders to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Washington, D.C. He served as the first Assistant Program Manager (Logistics) for the Navy's new Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) Automatic Test Equipment. In December, 1982, Captain Heilman transferred to USS Ranger (CV-61) in San Diego, California as the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) Production Officer. Eighteen months later he was selected for promotion into the CV-61 AIMD Officer Department Head billet. Captain Heilman made his third WESTPAC deployment with Ranger, and took his AIMD through a Complex Overhaul at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton Washington. During his 42-month tour with the ship, Ranger's AIMD was awarded two consecutive COMNAVAIRPAC Black "E" Battle Efficiency Awards. In July, 1986, Captain Heilman reported to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. for graduate-level training in Joint and Combined logistics operations and industrial mobilization planning. After graduation, he returned to NAVAIR to serve as Deputy Director of the Support Equipment Engineering Division. In November, 1988, Captain Heilman was nominated to be the Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer (AMDO) Detailer in the Bureau of Naval Personnel, a position he held until October, 1990. On 15 October 1990 Captain Heilman returned for his third tour in NAVAIR, this time as the Deputy Director, Aviation Depot Business Planning Division (AIR-431). He left AIR-43 in April, 1992 moving up to serve as NAVAIR's Executive Director for Logistics and Fleet Support (AIR-04B). During this period, Captain Heilman was selected for a major command assignment. He received orders to the Naval Aviation Depot, Alameda, California in December, 1992 to serve as Executive Officer. Captain Heilman became Commanding Officer of NADEP Alameda in July, 1994. In 1995, NADEP Alameda was presented with the President's Federal Quality Award for Leadership and Management Excellence. Captain Heilman detached from NADEP Alameda in January, 1996 and reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as Head of Naval Aviation Maintenance Programs and Policy (N881), a position he held until October, 1997. In October, 1997 he left the CNO Staff to return, once again, to the Naval Air Systems Command where he currently serves as the Executive Director for Aviation Industrial Operations. Captain Heilman wears the Legion of Merit Award, the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Navy Commendation Medal and various unit awards and campaign ribbons..." [29JUN2003]

HEIMERLE, CAPTAIN Richard https://www.cnet.navy.mil/vp30home/capt_heimerle_bio.htm "...Captain Richard Heimerle was born and grew up in New York where he attended Albany University earning a degree in Business Education/Accounting. After coaching college football for two years, he reported to Aviation Officer Candidate School receiving a regular commission in March 1981. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in December 1983. Operationally, Captain Heimerle served in VP-5 conducting Cold War deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Bermuda. He served as Flag Secretary to Carrier Group Five/CTF-70 homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. During Operation Desert Storm he was a Battle Watch Captain for the Arabian Gulf Battle Force, comprising 4 aircraft carriers and 60 coalition warships. As a department head with VP-23 he deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily in support of Operation Deny Flight and Sharp Guard and served as CTG Operations and Operations Officer. He was the first Executive Officer of VPU-2 and subsequently Commanding Officer. Prior to reporting to VP-30 to assume duties as Commanding Officer, Captain Heimerle served as the Chief of Staff to Commander, Maritime, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Force, EUROPE during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Shore assignments include Bureau of Naval Personnel as Asst Carrier Placement Officer. VP-30 as an NFO instructor and leader of the Tactical Training Team where he was named VP-30 NFO of the Year for 1989. In OPNAV he served as the Asst P-3 Requirements Officer. After receiving a Master's Degree from the National War College, he reported to the Joint Staff serving as Chief of the Israel/Africa Political Military Affairs Branch in J-5. He was named Action Officer of the Year in 2000 for his work on the United Nations crisis in Sierra Leone..." [14FEB2005]

HELD, Philip ("Phipps") pjheld@aol.com "...I was in VP-4 during 1963-64 while the squadron was at Naha Okinawa and then transistioned to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I was a TACCO and Air Intelligence Officer. I flew with Bill Heyl in Crew 12. I also worked with Dick Dupree in intelligence. CDR. Mosley was my first skipper, followed by CDR.Art Bennett and then CDR Bowen. I remember all my time with the fondest memories. I learned a lot and learned how to accept lots of responsiblity. The people I new in the VP Navy were my best friends and colleagues in life. I have not been able to find the better friends and colleagues in the rest of my life that I had in VP-4. Although I also remember time when I went to the VP-RAG (31) and worked for one of the best leaders I have ever had in my life, PJ Hartley. Paul still lives in Point Loma and I see him and Charlotte whenever I go to San Diego. Ricard Guter was a great colleague at VP-31. Dick was in one of the other VP squadrons out of Whitbey. Dick is now some big cheese security officer for some bank in New York City. Bob Rigney is with Delta I think and living in Carmel CA. Bill Heyl still lives there with his wife Vanetta. I heard from them this month (Sept 98). They are going to the VP-4 Reunion Reno October 2, 4, 1998. Bill Heyl was one of the greatest leaders I have ever known. Rigney was one of the biggest drinkers I knew too. As I recall he was always playing craps with the river boat gamble George Henry who Rigney tells me was a gambling operator of some kind in Florida. I aske Rigney for some leads for Berlin for a trip there a few years ago. He gave me some great leads but half of them were for Bars. Bob has not changed. Bob had that 30's white Mercedes convertible at Naha. In the BOQ we had Bob,Rick Printup, Roger??? and Dan Har. One of the great shocks in life was to go back to Hawaii a few years ago to find out that Rich had died. That was the real signal of my own mortality. Rick was the most taltented, good looking all around good guy I have ever known. Very sad to find him dead. I had. I see Ev and Phylss Fox in Hawaii every few years. Ev retired from his third career and lives up in the cattle country on the big island. The most enviable retired life I have ever seen. I would love to hear from or have a lead to Tony Mazza and Dennis Peterson from VP-4 in the 1963-65 era. The last time I had contact with Denny (mid 60's) he was flying for TWA and lived in Cape May Courthouse NJ. But have been unable to find him since. I tried for a long time to find Tony Mazza. Before the Navy he had worked for Welsh's Grape Juice in Erie PA. I even found a Tony Mazza at Welshs but not the correct one. Turns out that Anthony Mazza is a very common name. I recall the times in Naha, Iwakuni, Hawaii with the greatest memories. Anyone from those times should give me an email. Best to you all..." [19SEP98]

HELDERLEIN, Gary swisscheese@toast.net "...I saw the comment and photo from FASRON-111 on this site. I served FASRON-111 from 1959 thru its disestablishment. It was nice to read some comments and see a photo of CDR Cory before getting his dunking in the sound of Bermuda on the day he was promoted to CDR. All FASRON or VP-45 and VP-49 member of that vintage are encouraged to drop me a note. Thanks for the opportunity to recall some old memories..." [E-Mail Updated 14JUN2006 | 29OCT2003]

HELDRETH, ADR3 Charles E. "Buddy" budandnanc@comcast.net "...I served with VP-17 (1964-1967) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I was the Squadron's Communications Yoeman..." [15JUL2012]

HELLER, AEC Paul Retired heller2828@bellsouth.net "...I am proud that I served aboard VP-21, VP-30, VP-10, VP-31, and VP-40..." [E-Mail Updated 22MAY2007 | 31DEC98]

HELLING, Bob "Dutch" redmaple11@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-123 Crew 16 from 1944-1946. I always like to remember that first combat patrol. We flew into Tokyo bay. We picked up on radar at 85 miles a very strong blip we followed it in to fly over, but were unable to observe what it was. To this day I think it was the Nagato, Japanese battleship. Weather was so bad we had to return to Yontan Field, Okinawa. The k-rations were terrible! The only think to eat was rice pineapple..." [17MAR2003]

HELMER, AOAN John M. greywolf34209@aol.com "...I was an AOAN with VP-6 for the 1953/1954 deployment to NAS Agana, Guam and NS Sangley Point, Philippines and the 1954/1955 deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska / NAS Adak, Alaska. Finished the NAS Kodiak, Alaska tour as 1st Ord. Crew 6. Enjoyed looking over the site brought back a lot of memories. Look forward to hearing from some of my old Shipmates..." [06MAY2003]

HELMKE, AK3 Harry F. II hfhelmke@suddenlink.net "...I served aboard NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (06/1967-06/1968) with a brief TAD to the Crazy Cats. I worked in the Building Supply Department and also in the Aviation Supply Department with John Reynolds, Dennis Dahl, Gene Hackney and others..." [21APR2013]

HELMS, Charles R. abhchelms@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-5 (07/1973-05/1976)..." [06APR2015]

HELMS, AE3 Gary B. gary.helms@earthlink.net "...I was attached to VP-56 from late 1958 thru 1961. Crewed on P5M-2 on11 boat as AE3 & "key pounder". Later we transitioned into P2Vs. (What a change from water to ashpalt). Was there when our Beaching Crew won a big award for most planes launched in a specific time frame. Played intramural football & a member of the softball team that won the Atlantic Fleet Championship. Recently had the wonderful pleasure of getting to see Geo.T. Alexander after 45 years, who was also in our squadron. Trying to find Mel Wicks from Ohio and Roger West from Ala. Anyone out there know where these guys are?..." [12OCT2005]

HELMS, AMCS Larry L. Retired va81usn@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-48 from January 1953 to February 1956. I retired at NAS Oceana as an AMCS in August 1974..." [20FEB2009]

HELTZEL, Mike mheltz1@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-2 flying with Crew 12 from 1960 to 1962. Our aircraft was a P2 (BUNO: 135610). Looking forward to the 2000 Reunion..." [E-Mail Updated 05JUL2004 | E-Mail Updated 06FEB2002 | 26NOV99]

HELTON, James "Corky" james_helton@hotmail.com "...Flew as flight engineer with VP-23, 72-77. Retired July 93, VP-62, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Now living in Daytona Beach area..." [20FEB99]

HEMBREE, T. C. "Curtis" Jr. cnjhembree@jam.rr.com "...I served with VH-4 at the end of WW2. We were on NAS Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Marianas Islands and shortley there after we were sent to Ebeye Atoll across the lagoon from the island of Kwajalein and attached to Operation Crossroads and the Bikini Atomic Bomb tests in 1946. We had 5 PBMs in the squadron. I was a crew member of King 6 whose Patrol Plane commander was LT J. C. Stevenson of Oklahoma. Would sure like to locate LT Stevenson..." [02NOV2002]

HEMBY, AT2 Ray rhemby@connecti.com"...I was with VP-16 from 1959 to 1961 flying on LF-10 as a radioman/ecm operator..Most of the time in Jacksonville,Puerto Rico, Sigonella Sicily,and Iceland, Anyone out there from the old LF-10 crew? Does anyone know of a reunion planned?..

HEMINGER, Steve sheminger@theglobalnet.net "...I served with VP-23 (1971-1978), VX-1, VP-4, AWA School, NSF Diego Garcia, VP-16, FASO NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-49, VP-5 and retired after 26 years..." [E-Mail Updated 17FEB2014 | 18SEP98]

HEMPHILL, Orville hemphil7@bellsouth.net "...I was a plank owner in VH-3. I volunteered for the squadron from Hedron 8. I enlisted in June 1941, went to mech school at the "Trade School" NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Graduated as one of the top ten of the class so I got a real good deal. Had a choice of stations-- NAS Banana River, Florida, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, Air Group Nine to put USS Essex in commission--or stay at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I ended up in the prop shop at A&R--not even a squadron. Finally, in 43 I was transferred to Hedron 9-2 for my introduction to PBMs. A few months later transferred to Hedron 5-2 under CDR Isadore Schwartz. Does anyone remember him? Went to flight engineer school and gunnery school at Dam Neck. Then the big trek across country to sunny NAS Alameda, California. This was in June and as soon as I got off the train I went straight to the telegraph office and told my mother in Kansas, "please send me my peacoat." Stayed in Hedron 8 a few weeks doing maintenance, trying to keep the mechs from finding out I came from that outfit in NAS Norfolk, Virginia who peened over the holes in the cylinders that was supposed to keep the exhaust valve seat from backing out. The guys in Hedron 8 had to change all those cylinders. Anyway, there was a notice on the board they wanted volunteers for a new squadron. I did and a day or so later a chief marched all the volunteers to the next hangar. Whoever had been in those spaces had cleaned the place out and there wasn't even a roll of toilet paper. One day we were goofing off, sitting down on the seawall and the dirtiest, nastiest looking dirty white looking PBM3R came in the breakwater, made the buoy and got hauled up on the ramp. The crew got off and said "where is this VH-3 outfit?" We said what the h___ is that. They said you're going to paint red crosses on it and evacuate casualties. "Where's the guns?" No guns on hospital planes--Remember, VH? There is so much more to the story and my 30+ years in the Navy. I'm still working for the Chief of Naval Air Training. I went from AS to E-9 to 0-3 LDO and have loved every minute of it. I was in Crew Six, W. D. Eddy PPC. Our crew was the first to land at Kerama Retto, got shot down by our fleet around Okinawa, susrvived a crash between Saipan and Iwo Jima, got rescued by a destroyer and missed out on the beer call at Tanapag. Lordee! What a great time!..." [E-Mail Updated 18OCT2001 | 11FEB99]

HENDEE, Wayne L. wayzel@juno.com "...I served with FAW-16 from 1943 to 1945 at NAF Recife, Brazil. I sailed there from the States on the Monterey. I am looking for information on the base in Recife during that time and anyone who served there. I have pictures of some of the men who served with me..." [22SEP2003]

HENDERSHOT, Bob 'SHOT' capriole@compuserve.com "...Served with VP-24 August 1992 to Feb 1995 when discharged. AT3, radio operator on Crew 3. Enjoyed the many great times and experiences we had and looking forward to seeing many Shipmates at the 1998 Reunion..." [25FEB98]

HENDERSON, Bruce A. bahenders@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1963-1967) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. If anyone knows how to reach AE2 Dave Burris - I owe him some money and would like to pay him back..." [08APR2012]

HENDERSON, Chic ch@chichenderson.com "...I served with VP-40 at NAS Moffett Field, California. I was a member of the original installation crew for the ASWOC aboard the USS Nimitz. I also served with CPRW-11 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, CPRW-1 at NAF Misawa, Japan and USS Saratoga..." [31AUG2011]

HENDERSON, AEC Charles E. Retired cehndrsn@brick.net "...I served in VS-38 from 7/58--4/61 as Elect. Shop Chief, Maintenance Chief & Leading Chief. We made two Far East Cruises aboard the USS Hornet & USS Bennington. Enjoyed that tour of duty very much--had a topnotch crew & officers. Would like to hear from any of the old VS-38 crewmembers. In 4/61, went to NATTC Memphis, Tennessee, assigned to Jet Engine Test Cell(Class C) School as instructor, then to VS-39, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island & the USS Essex & retired 1 July, 66..." [24JUL2001]

HENDERSON, James C. (Tex) jhenders@vvm.com "...I served from June 1952 to January 1956 on the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) as an electrician mate. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." [23JUL2004]

HENDERSON, Paul paulh@apci.net "...I served with VP-4 from 1985 thru 1989. Looking for past Shipmates. I worked in AIMD WC 610, Radio Shop. Looking for Craig, Randy, Mike, and Michelle..." [26JAN2001]

HENDERSON, AW1 Pat Retired pwdh88@peak.org "...After being out of uniform for a couple of decades and away from all things military, the rough edges of service memories have been softened by time. It is the memories of people met and friendships formed that endures. I now have the perspective to see the arc of my service in the navy and to understand its significance in history. While I was in the U.S. Navy, I was too worried about staying out of trouble, standing watches, and flying 6,600 hours to relax into enjoying my time in service. My attitude now is what it should have been when I was twenty. I served on active duty as an AW(N) from December 1970 to September 1990. It was the "Golden era of P-3 A.S.W.", when the cold war was in full swing and we relentlessly tracked soviet submarines in deep water. I entered boot camp at NTC-RTC NAS North Island, San Diego, California shortly before the December holidays of 1970. I was in company 467, then volunteered for company 4006, the Drum and Bugle Corps, which resulted in an extra two weeks of boot camp. Orders followed for AT "A" school at NAS Memphis, Tennessee where I was talked into transferring to a new rating created two years earlier, AW. (Anti-Submarine Warfare Equipment Operator). We were the first class to receive VP orders in several months, so the extra time in boot camp changed my military life. The usual pipeline for aircrew followed with DWEST and SERE training at NAS North Island, San Diego, California followed by the west coast RAG, VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California. From there, three of us received orders to the same squadron, VP-4 (Skinny Dragons) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. (Well, *someone* had to serve there.) We were, myself, George Wolf, and Mike McCarthy. Not only were we in the same squadron, but we ended up on the same crew. (CAC-5) Deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1972) and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1974) followed. (I found SSQ-20 sonobuoys in the hanger and made floor lamps out of them.) George and I ended up as FASO instructors at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1975 to 1978. From there I went to VP-46 (Grey Knights) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan (1978), NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1980) and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1982). Back to Hanger 1 and VP-31 as a "destructor" from 1982 to 1985, where I met a remarkable person, Terry Sue Tyler. (She entered the navy at 34 and completed aircrew training.) My twilight tour was with VP-9 (Golden Eagles) from 1985 to 1990. Deployments were to NAF Misawa, Japan / NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1986), NSA Bahrain, Oman / Dodge (1988) and NAF Misawa, Japan (1990). It's great to have this web site where we can share information with former crew and squadron mates. I have a modest area of my web site dedicated to the VP Navy: http://www.otoolevideomagic.org/BDR/VPnavy/VPnavy.html..." [05MAY2010]

HENDERSON, AT3 Pete PHENDERSON@FAIRCHILDPRODUCTS.COM "...VP-26 Crew 12. I was an AT-3 and made all the deployments from 1959--1961. I would enjoy hearing from anyone in the squadron at that time and getting caught up. I would particularly like to hear from Paul Cico or Jim Gettle. If anyone can help please let me know..." [02MAR2001]

HENDRICK, SN Donovan E. dsnert@bellsouth.net "...I served with VR-4 at NAS Oakland, California in 1946 and NAS Moffett Field, California until Oct 1947. I was assigned to COMNATS under Rear Admiral Reeves staff as Yeoman Striker (SN). At that time there was a Captain Weller on Staff also. Red Cross had a Geedunk stand at the end of the Hanger. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11FEB2010]

HENDRICKS, John C. rdapple@acsol.net "...I was stationed in London England during the latter part of 1955 thru 1958. FASRON (special) 200. The base was set up on an old RAF base. This was called Henden Airdrome. Later moved to Camberly Surrey. I would like very much to locate some old Shipmates, mainly R.D. Obrian, & Jim Kohanek. Really appreciate anything you can do to locate these guys. I beleive Obrian was from Penn..." [16MAY99]

HENDRICKS, LT(jg) Melvin Elton eltonh@methodist.edu "...I served with VAW-12 (1959-1961) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia with deployments aboard the USS Randolph (CV-15) and USS Valley Forge (CV-45)..." [18FEB2016]

HENDRICKSON, EJ hendric@exis.net "...I SERVED AS A PILOT WITH VP-5 FROM 90-93. I MADE ONE MED AND ONE KEF DEPLOYMENT WITH THE MAD FOXES..."

HENDRICKSON, Richard J. Saluki52@aol.com "...I was assigned to VPB-214 during its entire life. I was an aircrewman (i.e., Bow Gunner - AMM3/c - Crew #5). After we were were decommissioned, I served at NAS Memphis, Tennessee and returned to NAS Banana River, Florida until I was discharged. F.P.E. (Flip) Simpson is the only person that I kept in contact with since the squadron was decommissioned. A couple of years ago I was contacted by Malcom Clark, our radioman and Lt. R.C. Friederichsen, a pilot. I heard of the Mariner/Marlin
Association
and joined same thanks to Clark..." [25JUL2000]

HENDRICKSON, AT3 Len Sprky22@aol.com "...I started out in VP-30 94-98. I'm currently aboard VP-9, the Golden Eagles. Looking for any old Pro's Nesters. Drop me a line..." [25JUN98]

HENDRIX, AEC Arnold P. Retired aphendrix@hotmail.com "...I was an AE2 in VP-31 from January 1961 to January 1964. I also served at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1964 to 1967 in AIMD VP support. Like to hear from Shipmates of that era!..." [05SEP99]

HENIGAN, Bill tocsas_02@yahoo.com "...I flew in Crew 7 with the Skinny Dragon from 1974-1976. Stationed with VP-4 @ NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1974. Deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines / NSF Diego Garcia / Thailand and Iran. Was a Radio Operator. Would like to hear from anyone who flew during that timeframe..." [09MAY2007]

HENIKMAN, Richard c/o Gary HENIKMAN garyjeanh@yahoo.com "...My Dad, Richard HENIKMAN, served in the Navy from 1941 TO 1946 stationed at Great Lakes and flew with VP-207 and after the War VPB-111. My Dad is 83 and lives in Chicago. I am very interested in the history of his squadron(s) and the planes he flew in..." [02FEB2006]

HENKLE, LT Terance henklet@swbell.net "...VP-5 1983-1988: Tactics LPO, AW Shop LPO, OPS LPO, Deployed to NS Rota, Spain/Lajes, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Bermuda, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Sigonella, Sicily. accepted into Enlisted Educational Advancement Program (EEAP) 1988-1990 and Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP) 1991-1993. Designated as an Oceanography Officer..." [21DEC97]

HENLEY, ADR3 Don dhenley@abf.com "...I served with VX-8 / VXN-8 (1967 to 1969) as an ADR3 and VRC-40 (1969 to 1971) COD crew. The Super Constellations we beautiful and efficient aircraft. Many hours were spent aboard these great planes. Today I look back on those times as good but if you had asked me then, I would not have considered them so good..." [04AUG2008]

HENLEY, Mark mshenley@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-40 Airframes from early 1977 to mid 1979. I am looking for Shipmates whom I served with. I look forward to hearing from you..." [23OCT2005]

HENLEY, Mike mhenley@tminet.com "...I was in VP-6 almost three and a half years (Nov 66 to May 70). It was my choice of duty stations (VP, Hawaii) for re-enlisting for the first time. I had great plans as aP3 sailor, but after going to Pensacola for shore duty, the Navy thought I would be a good fighter fixer. I spent the next 13 years in F-14's..."

HENNEBERRY, Joseph P. Jr. joseph.jr4297@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-873 from March 1956 until April 1962. I was the only one missing on the P2 that went down in March of 1962 on a flight from NAS Seattle, Washington to NAS Alameda, California. I flew out of both NAS Oakland, California and NAS Alameda, California..." [28JUN2007]

HENNESSY, AK Kevin klh8@acsu.buffalo.edu "...I served with VXE-6 as an AK from 1992-1996. Had many many great memories..." [23APR2003]

HENNIGAN, AX Randy henniganrandy@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-4 from 1989 through 1991. I met a lot of great people. I would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 02APR2009 | 29OCT2000]

HENNING, Fred fhenning@adelphia.net "...I was in VPB-53 from autumn 1944 to end of the war. That was from NAS Whidbey Island, Washington to Okinawa. I would like to hear from any other pilots from VPB-53..." [E-Mail Updated 14AUG2000 | 25NOV98]

HENNING, LCDR Harvey Retired harvhenn@erols.com Shipmate Pix Circa 1954 "...Served with VP-871 from September 1952 through March 1953 and VP-19 from April 1953 through November 1954 ..." [18JUN2000]

HENNIS, AMS Robert W. Retired bobthebuilder2@live.com "...I served with VP-45 from 1974 to 1976. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [03JAN2009]

HENRICHSEN, ATC Gerald "Jerry" Retired nnn0tjr@navymars.org "...I served with VP-19 from September 1956 to July 1959. We deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska in 1957 and NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1959. Went to NAS Agana, Guam in 1958, I believe, for 2 weeks. Anyone out there remember any of this?..." [BIO Updated 18JUL2003 | 08JAN2003]

HENRIE, Bill bhenrie@gardenburger.com "...I served at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island for 9 months training in the VS-30. I then went onto Air Operations Maintenance Division in NAS Norfolk, Virginia for 3 years from 1972-1976..." [28SEP2002]

HENRY, Barry barry1200@comcast.net "...I served adoard the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) in G Division from November 1964 to January 1967. We have Reunions every year for all who served aboard. Please e mail me for more information..." [13SEP2004]

HENRY, Don the.henrys@starpower.net "...I was a member of VC-61 from March 1951 to June 1952. Currently editor of VC-61 Newsletter "Parkfield Jets." We have a some members in our association that served during the period of the VC-61/VP-61 merger. Looking for others..." [E-Mail Updated 06APR2002 | 09MAR2001]

HENRY, Glen Patrick "Pat" GPatrickHenry@MSN.com "...I was assigned to VP-9 65-67 at NAS Moffett Field, California as Safety Officer and Plane Commander Crew 10. Just retiring as Goodyear Blimp pilot 25+ years. I have fond memories of the VP Navy..." [10AUG99]

HENRY, James mayerchas@insightbb.com "...I served with VPB-105 and VPB-112. I am currently living in Louisville and look forward to hearing from former Shipmates..." [29JUN2003]

HENRY, Milton c/o dhenry@gasav.ang.af.mil "...My Dad, Milton Henry served with VP-31 and VPB-105 at Dunkerswell. He currently lives in Durham, NC, phone (919)489-7787. Lt Col David M Henry, Savannah, GA..." [19JAN98]

HENRY, AMHC William (Bill) henri66ret@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-26 NAS Brunswick, Maine from January 1959 to June 1963. Arrived as AMH1 and made the "Hat" in 1960. Best duty of my 20 years and had many very special friends. Joe Glidwell and Ken Spooner if you see this I hope you are well. VP people are very special folks in the make up of the good ole USN..." [27NOV2003]

HENSE, AME2 Patrick H. pdktrucking@gmail.com "...Looking for OLD Shipmates. I served with VP-31 from 1960-1963. I flew in PBMs, P2S, and SHU 16-Bs. Hey Mel if you see this write OK. I flew many times in RP-17. Seeing this site brought back many memories. A wheels up landing in Yuma (I wasn't in it), several near mid air collisions one at Lindberg Field (I was there), a pilot being awarded a polka dot tail skag at squadron inspection (he quit scrunching them after that), a P2 hit by lightening, folded back the radar antena after the radome blew off (I wasn't there), having an F4H fly under us on an approach to NAS North Island, San Diego, California, loosing an engine after take off RP-17 (I was there), and landing in the admirals R7V with crash trucks chasing us (just one engine feathered)! Lots more happenings too..." [E-Mail Updated 14FEB2009 | E-Mail Updated 17MAR2003 | 26NOV2002]

HENSEL, Francis O. fohensel@udata.com "...I served VP-16 from 1956 to 1959. I made two deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and one to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I was a crew member of LF-5 operating the APS-20 radar on P2V-5F BUNO: 131505 and BUNO: 131510..." [30JAN2004]

HANSEN, Ken woodchip45@comcast.net "...I served with VS-33 NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1965 to 1969 as a aircraft mechanic..." [14JUN2004]

HANSEN, AE2 Robert J. hansputt@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VR-5 NAS Moffett Field, California from November 1951 to October 1952. Anyone around from then? I then served with VR-21 Detachment NAS Midway Island from November 1952 to November 1953. We serviced transient aircraft from Japan enroute to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and Hickam. I was there when the guys who had been in North Korean prison camps were coming home. I spent November 1953 to November 1954 with VR-21 NAS Midway Island. I was an AE-2 by that time. Anyone around from those times?..." [25DEC2006]

HENSHAW, AO1 Bob explor@pacbell.net "...I was in VP-46 & VP-47 from 1959 to 1963. P5M's & P2V's, God lovem both. Would love to hear from any Shipmates from that time frame..." [24NOV98]

HENSHAW, Jim jhenshaw@pe.net "...I served as radio operator assigned to TTSA Atlantic Fleet 1942-1943 testing PBM's made at Martin's in Baltimore and delivery to squadrons being formed: i.e. VPB-201-VPB-225. Also had a few flights on testing the MARS built in 1942. Later assigned to FAW-3, NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone and VPB-209 on Galapagos. I would be interested in contact from anyone serving in the above units during that period..." [05MAY98]

HENSLEY, Ed edh1138@cs.com "...Served as Jez Op in Crew 11A 68 Nam/Sangley Cruise & then FASPTRAGRU Whidbey when VP-42 decom. in 69. TX to FASPTRAGRI NAS N.I. in 70 when all VPs left Whidbey..." [E-Mail Updated 05FEB2001 | Updated 14JAN98]

HENSLEY, ABHCS(AW) Terry tdude@earthlink.net "...I was in VP-8 from may 1974 to Oct 1978. I flew radio for a year and a half then maanged to get myself kicked off aircrew. I was pissed that the would not send me to AT "A" school. It was the best thing to happen to my career since I had look for another rate. I choose ABH and have been doing it for the last twenty years. I have found memories of VP-8 though. Like when Larry Stopira got dressed in tin foil and marched down the hill, in Bermuda, to the gaurd shack at gate two and when the marine came out we shot pencil flares at his booth. Ah, the Bermuda Marine wars. What fun! I would be glad to hear from any Shipmates..." [16JAN98]

HENSLEY, ADRC William R. Retired williamhensley@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-7 in 1968 and made one deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and served with VP-42 from 1962 to 1963 when CDR C. R. Lindler was CO. I was in the Check Crew Power Plants, QC Inspector, and flew test hopes with my Plane Captain A. L. Lamm. I stayed around made Chief and retired September 1974. I'd loved the old P5Ms but hated those tall check stands. I retired in 1974 as a ADRC. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 12FEB2003 | 08FEB2004]

HENSMAN, AE2 Arnie arnie100@hotmail.com "...Served with VP-44 from 66 - 69. Member of Crew 3 Pel 32 BUNO 152173. Looking forward to hear from those I have served with..." [13JUN98]

HENSON, James MHENSONM@aol.com "...I served in VP-16 from 71-75. I was an ADJ-2, Second Mechanic. We deployed to NAS Bermuda, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. We carried the crew to Burbank to pick up the first P-3C. I was a member of crew 7. Those were great years..." [23DEC99]

HENTZ, Jerry Retired janjer2@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VW-3 NAS Agana, Guam from 1952 to 1972, VP-4 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (deployed to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan) - VR-7 and VR-8 NAS Moffett Field, California, AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VT-28 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, and USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2 SD.CA./Vietnam). Retired from NAS North Island, San Diego, California (AIMD) 1972. I had a lot of great friends for that 20 years and only stayed in touch with a few. I would love to talk to any and all former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 07JUN2004 | Bio Updated 25MAY98 | 27FEB98]

HERBERT, Don donis74@adelphia.net "...I served in NAS Iwakuni, Japan with VP-42 from 1950 - 1951. I have a Power Poing presentation on the PBM that I can e-mail to anyone that is interested..." [10AUG2002]

HERBERT, Hansel Kay lkherbert@sbcglobal.net "...I flew PBM's with VP-209, VPB-27, and VP-46 in 1942, 1944/1945 and 1948/1950. I would love to talk to some old Shipmates who is still around and interested in communicating..." [E-Mail Updated 11SEP2004 | 20MAY2003]

HERBERT, L. K. lkherbert@aol.com "...I joined VP-209 around the first of Dec. 1942 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia as an Ensign and immediately was shipped to NAS Banana River, Florida for training in PBM's, and returned to the squadron. In May of 1944, while flying with VP-209 at the Galopagos Islands, I was transferred to VPB-27 and was one of the Original Pilots in forming the Squadron...I was in VP-46 from September 1947 to March 1, 1950 - just three months before the Korean War started. I was discharge from VP-46 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California..." [24JAN99]

HERBST, Marvin E. (Marv) marherbst7@AOL.com "...I joined VP-24 in May 1941 after completing flight school at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas 3 March , 1941. CO was CDR Fitzimmons. Went to NAS Midway Island on 6 June. Returned to NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii around 1 July and went to NOB Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides Islands, Tulagi and NAB Henderson/Carney Field, Guadalcanal flying patrols fron those bases. Detached about 1 July 1943 to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington for PPC school. Any one else served with VP-24 during that time? Let me know...My crew and I joined VP-62 as a replacement for another crew that was lost at sea. That was in February 1944 at Amchitka. We served at Amchitka until October 24, 1944 and was ordered to NAS Hutchinson, Kansas to check out in the PB4Y. Any of the members of that Squadron around anymore? Would be great to hear from you..." [BIO Updated 02JUN2003 | 29MAY2003]

HERIC, Andy moteman@compuserve.com "...I was lucky and served 2 tours with VAQ-33 (9/82-8/85 and 8/89-1/94). Like to hear from anyone that can still remember those days..." [24JAN99]

HERIN, ARM2 Arthur P. (AKA Speedy) Jr. C/O His Daughter Joyce Tanis georgiapeach20603@yahoo.com or Son Arthur Wayne Herin mortarman120gang@yahoo.com "...My Father, Arthur P. Herin Jr. (AKA Speedy), served with VPB-44 from 1942 to 1945. He was stationed NAAF Green Island (AKA Nissan). He mentioned that when his squadron was leaving to return home when they picked up new but defective PBY's from relief squadron there. The new squadron took possesion of their planes and continued on..." [Updated E-Mail/BIO 01NOV2001 | 10APR98]

HERKERT, LCDR Richard "Dick" Retired herkert@bigplanet.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1953-1955) Det Alpha NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1955-1957) as AT2, Instructor CIC School (1957-1960) as ATC, USS Union (AKA-106) as Ensign (1960-1962), VP-46 (1962-1964) as NFO, ASWOC/TSC (1967-1971) and retired..." [11FEB2015]

HERLING, AE Gerald (Jerry) T. herling@powerweb.net "...I was assigned to VP-45 as an AE from December 1951 until April 1954. The squadron was stationed in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone at that time. We had 12 PBM's and shared a hanger with a FASRON. I was then transferred to VF16 operating out of Oceana Virgina and was discharged in February 1955..." [29MAY2001]

HERMAN, Gary gherman@easy-pages.com "...Served in VP-1 from Jan-73 to Nov-75. Then transferred to VF-124 at that time stationed NAS Miramar. Served from 72-78..." [28JUL2000]

HERMAN, Harry Yankee1125@AOL.com "...Would like to hear from anyone in VC-2 from 1977-1979 CMDR Black was the CO Chief Willingham on the line Scott Ross who left A4's for A7's. PO San Felippe. If Anyone is out there drop me an e-Mail..."

HERMAN, AE2 Jeffery A. chewyjeff57@aol.com "...I served with VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1977 to 1980. I made deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan in 1978 and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan in 1979. I see where my old chief Bill Rutlege was inducted to the VP hall of fame. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 03DEC2004 | 28MAR2002]

HERMES, Agustive A. Jr. (Gomer) aahermes@cox.net "...I was in VX-6/VXE-6 from 1965 to 1969 and in my last year I was the Flight Metalsmith on 148320 (320). I spent every summer on the ICE with short stays each month in Christchurch. This was my best tour in the Navy and I would do it again. I made a lot of friends in the OAE community..." [E-Mail Updated 23DEC2005 | 07MAR2000]

HERMAN, Glen newtrik1@bellatlantic.net "...Evidently there are still a few of us around, but probably most of us old guys are just not to sharp around computers. Anyway-I served in VP-10 in 1951-52. This was after 2 yrs in VU-10 NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Two years had passed pleasantly but now the Korean war was on and we thought we were going to catch some real sea duty. It just happened at that time that personnel were needed to reactivate pVP-10 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. That's where our orders took us and the squadron was recommisioned in the spring of 1951. Shortly thereafter our new home became NAS Brunswick, Maine. I have many fine memories of all the places we have been and people I served with and have managed to stay in touch with a few. Sadly our ranks have thinned. Sorry that I missed the VP-10 Reunion (didnt know about it in time). A couple of summers ago I stopped in at NAS Brunswick, Maine and found that not only was the squadron still there but that particular day they were having a change of comand ceremony. What luck and a truly enjoyable day! I was discharged at Boston Rec Sta after return from NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco September 8, 1952. A career with United Airlines followed but still remember those old days..." [08JUL2000]

HERNANDEZ, David dave95624@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1967-1969) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I served as a 2nd Mechanic on Crew-7 which became Crew-1 when LCDR Phil R Hawkins assumed command. Learned from fellow crewmen Chambers, Wagner, Jackson, Wassink, Lundgren, Murphy, Hereford, Coe and other aviators in the squadron. Honorably discharged in 1969 and drove home to California with Don Jackson in his new MG!..." [12DEC2015]

HERNDON, AMHC JOHN D. Retired herndonjohn@hotmail.com "...Hola from Espana. Yes I'm back in VQ-2. VQ-2 1980 to 1991 A-3 Plane Captain flying and on the ground, Airframer, QAR, Maintenance Control CPO and many Aircraft Carriers, and EP-3E, VX-1 1991 to 1993, ES-3A Test team and S-B Tests, Maintenance Control CPO, 1993 to 1996 VC-8 PR TA-4J and UH-3H, Maintenance Control CPO, 1996 to Present VQ-2, EP-3E's Maintenance Control CPO. Long live the SANDEMAN'S...I retired in Nov99 worked at AMERICAN Airlines 2 years @DFW Presently An Aviation Airworthiness Safety Inspector for the FAA in charge of Inspecting Continental Airlines..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 16NOV2001 | E-Mail Updated 15MAR2000 | E-Mail Updated 11DEC98 | 27FEB98]

HERON, AD1 Dave Retired ypopop@verizon.net "...I served with VP-931, VP-935, VP-932 and VP-936 from March 1962 to November 1970 and VP-64 from November 1970 (Establishement - Plank Owner) until I retired in 1984..." [E-Mail Updated 23APR2009 | 21APR2000]

HERONEN, John jheronen@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-774 (1962-1968) at NAS Los Alamitos, California and flew with Crew-4..." [25FEB2016]

HERR, AC Art Retired MaryjonArt@webtv.net "...I was a proud member, first with VX-6 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island in 1962 through 1965 flying the newly acquired ski equipped LC-130F Hercules. Ten years later from 1972 to 1975, I returned to the same squadron now designated VXE-6. Three of the original four "Herks" were still in service..." [04DEC99]

HERRERA, Mario E. mario7_7@hotmail.com "...I served in VXN-8 from June 1986 thru August 1989 from there I transfered to NRL and was there until 1992. I was one of the lucky ones to be able to get back to VXN-8 and was there until we decomissioned in 1993. Afterwards I went back to NRL for one more year then was transfered to VRC-40 and flew CODS up to 1998 then transfered to VAW-120 where I performed C-2 Crewchief instructor duties until I retired in July of 1999. I went back to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to work for NRL as a DynCorp emplyee, still doing the Mech thing. Now I am no longer with Dyn and presently working for Qualtech..." [13SEP2001]

HERRICK, AX1 Roger Roger.Herrick@US.LANDISSTAEFA.COM "...I served in VP-1 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1982 - 1986. It was great to see so many names listed. LAUNCH THE READY..." [12JAN2000]

HERRING, David justdrh@ibm.net "...I served with VP-17 from 1969 to 1972. Glad for the experience (wouldn't do it again!). Got this web address fron Dan Giles, another sucker like me, and my oldest friend as a result. Anybody heard from DeRouchy (sp)? Really miss the surf in Hawaii..." [22JAN99]

HERRING, AO3 Jerry R. jerry.herring@cox.net "...I served with VP-7 NAS Brunswick, Maine in the Ordnance Shop then as a Crewmember of BUNO: 127777 from late 1957 to mid 1960. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who see's this also would like to find what ever happened to BUNO: 127777..." [E-Mail Updated 21MAR2006 | 25JUL2000]

HERRING, Larry Retired lherrin2@tampabay.rr.com "...I was a RM flying P2V-5s at Atlanta and have often wondered of the whereabouts of my old crew. The skipper was CDR R. J. Dellenbach and we sometimes had CDR Jack Poteet fly with us. We were amoung the first reserve squadrons to fly to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco for our ACDUTRA. Had an e-mail from Tom Rogers who was stationed there but he could shed no light on these people. We also had a young LT Bob Cooper, and TTY from Gainsville, Ga that was our Navigation Officer on our long trip. Sorry I can't remember the dates but that was long ago. Our aircraft was BUNO: 131488 and we were Crew One and sometimes flew "Juliette" patrols off NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Any info about the old Atlanta Squadron would be appreciated..." [16OCT2000]

HERRING, Paul pherring@woh.rr.com "...I served with VP-18 (1956-1960), VP-30 DetAlpha NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1962-1964), VP-49 (1962-1965), 6003RD Support Squadron Taiwan (1965-1967), VP-30 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1967-1968), Monterey Post Graduate School (1969-1970), VP-45 (1971-1973), Second Fleet Staff (1974-1976), and Retired 1976. Enjoyed all of my flying time in the VPNAVY..." [30MAY2003]

HERRINGTON, CDR John Bennett http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/herringt.html "...Born September 14, 1958 in Wetumka, Oklahoma. He grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Riverton, Wyoming, and Plano, Texas. Married to the former Debra Ann Farmer of Colorado Springs, Colorado. They have two children. He enjoys rock climbing, snow skiing, running, cycling. Graduated from Plano Senior High School, Plano, Texas, in 1976; received a bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, in 1983, and a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1995. Distinguished Naval Graduate from Aviation Officer Candidate School, Pensacola, Florida, in 1984. Awarded Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, National Defense Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbons (3), and various other service awards. Herrington received his commission from Aviation Officer Candidate School in March 1984 and was designated a Naval Aviator in March 1985. He reported to VP-31 at the NAS Moffett Field, California for initial training in the P-3C Orion. His first operational assignment was with VP-48 where he made three operational deployments, two to the Northern Pacific based from NAS Adak, Alaska and one to the Western Pacific based from the NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. While assigned to VP-48, Herrington was designated a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, and Patrol Plane Instructor Pilot. Following completion of his first operational tour, Herrington then returned to VP-31 as a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot. While assigned to VP-31 he was selected to attend the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in January 1990. After graduation in December, 1990, he reported to the Force Warfare Aircraft Test Directorate as a project test pilot for the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System. Herrington conducted additional flight test assignments flying numerous variants of the P-3 Orion as well as the T-34C and the DeHavilland Dash 7. Following his selection as an Aeronautical Engineering Duty Officer, Herrington reported to the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School where he completed a master of science degree in aeronautical engineering in June 1995. Herrington was assigned as a special projects officer to the Bureau of Naval Personnel Sea Duty Component when selected for the astronaut program. He has logged over 3,300 flight hours in over 30 different types of aircraft. Selected by NASA in April 1996, Herrington reported to the Johnson Space Center in August 1996. He completed two years of training and evaluation, and is qualified for flight assignment as a mission specialist. Herrington was assigned to the Flight Support Branch of the Astronaut Office where he served as a member of the Astronaut Support Personnel team responsible for Shuttle launch preparations and post-landing operations. Most recently, he flew on STS-113 logging over 330 hours in space, including 3 EVAs totaling 19 hours and 55 minutes. STS-113 Endeavour (November 23-Dec 7, 2002) was the sixteenth Shuttle mission to visit the International Space Station. Mission accomplishments included the delivery of the Expedition-Six crew, the delivery, installation and activation of the P1 Truss, and the transfer of cargo from Shuttle to the Station. During the mission Herrington performed three EVAs totaling 19 hours and 55 minutes. STS-113 brought home the Expedition-Five crew from their 6-month stay aboard the Station. Mission duration 13 days, 18 hours and 47 minutes - DECEMBER 2002..." [17JUN2003]

HERRINGTON, Odell c/o Jeff Fazan Jfazan@aol.com "...Served with VP-6 in 1951-54 Korea..." [05FEB98]

HERRON, Dona C. (Huffman) foresthunter@casscomm.com "...I would like to hear from anyone who was in VP-45 from 1988 to Dec 1992. I am looking to contact a few friends as follows: Dave Hill, Randy Vogt, Don Howard, Rocky Payne, Goose, Tim Smith, Lisa Stegelman, and Karen Vogel..." [16AUG2001]

HERRON, ADAN(AC) Gary gary.herron@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-29 (October 1964 - August 1966), NAS Miramar, California (August 1966 to October 1966) and the USS Oriskany CVA-34 (October 1966 to October 1967). Would love to hear from any old Shipmates that remember me from the VT-VT-29 Flight Line crew..." [18DEC2008]

HERRON, AEC Robert Retired bobzg1000@att.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1964 to 1969 (various crews, starting as a Julie operator and ending as an FE), NARF NAS Alameda, California Flight Test from 1969 to 1973, NATC NAS Memphis, Tennessee for AE "B" school in 1974, VP-46 from 1975 to 1978, VP-31 1978 to 1981 and VP-46 from 1981 to 1982 where I retired. Most of the time was spent as a crew FE and what a great job this was. I haven't seen a P-3 in the air for a long time and kind of miss the drone of the engines..." [08MAY2009]

HERVEY, Harold S. c/o daughter-in-law Cara Hervey kcrchervey@bigfoot.com "...I am looking for information on my father-in-law, Harold S. Hervey. He served in VPB-150 11/43 to 6/45 as an ARM2c and ARM3c. He flew in PV1 and PV2 aircraft. His discharge papers say VPB-198 and VPB-199, but I have his radioman's records and they say VPB-150. We would like to correspond with anyone having information about this time period and would like information about anyone serving with him..." [30MAR99]

HERVIN, AX Peter azbacks@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-42 from 1962 to 1964, AX flight crewman. P5's to P2V's. NAS North Island, San Diego, California and NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment. Would enjoy hearing from old Shipmates..." [25NOV2006]

HERZOG, AE2 bob@3rivers.net "...I would like to hear from any and all members of VP-31 that served between November 1960 and January 1964. I was an AE2 in Crew 14 with the P5MM's and Crew 3 and 5 when I was lucky enough to get on the P2's (boy what a ship that P2 was). Am especially looking for John Bell (AD2). I believe John was from Milwaukee. Also had a tweetie-bird buddy from Cresco, Iowa. Believe his nickname was Howie..." [E-Mail Updated 29NOV2005 | E-Mail Updated 04MAY99 | 02MAY99]

HERZOG, PT Rob Roy rrherzog@bigpond.net.au "...I was a Photographic Intelligenceman with VAP-61 from 1963 to 1964 and deployed to Fleet Intelligence Center PACific FACility (FICPACFAC), USS Ticonderoga, USS Ranger and USS Constellation. I participated in a SouthPaw Detachment to Royal Australian Air Force Base Garbutt, Townsville, Queensland, Australia and returned there in 1967 to get married. I still reside in Australia but now in Canberra. Glad to hear from any of the old gang..." [E-Mail Updated 08JUL2006 | E-Mail Updated 04JUN2006 | 05FEB2005]

HERZOG, Gene T. "Pat" PatHerzog007@cs.com [E-Mail Updated 01NOV99 | 27SEP97]

HERZOG, LCDR Harvey Retired (Deceased 20JAN2003) c/o His Wife Cheri Herzog HHerzog991@aol.com "...Born November 14, 1926, Enlisted United States Navy December 1943, Aviation Radio Training NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Aerial Gunnery School, Yellow Water, FL, Operational Training SBD Douglas Dauntless, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, them PBM Mariner aircraft, NAS Banana River, Florida. Designated COmbat Aircrewman January 4, 1945. VPB-18, battle of Okinawa. Sixteen combat missions operating from Kerema Retto Shima, Okinawa supported by Seaplane Tender USS St. George AV-16. VP-42, 2 Korean deployments, 1 NAS Kodiak, Alaska 1950-1954. Promoted through the ranks to Aviation Chief Radioman (ALC). July 1956 appointed ENSIGN USN (T) Officer designator 1352. Heavy Attack Training Unit Pacific, VAH-123 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington instructor all-weather attack. Designated Naval FLight Officer A3D Skywarrior 1957. Served 3 Vietnam deployments Heavy Attack Squadron EIGHT USS Midway Carrier Air Group TWO, USS Constellation Carrier Air Group FIFTEEN 1960-1966. VAH-128 Replacement Air Group. Qualified NFO A6B Intruder. Staff, COMFAIRWHIDBEY Attack Training Officer. Staff CINCPACFLT Attack Readiness and Training Officer 1968-1970. Retired January 1, 1970 rank of LCDR. Awards include DFC, Asiatic Pacific (1 star), 11 Air Medals, Korean Theater (7 stars), Navy Unit Citation (2 Bronze stars), Navy Commendation Medal (2 combat V). On November 11, 1997 aboard USS Yorktown, inducted into the Enlisted Combat Aircrew "Roll of Honor" for service in WWII and Korea..." [BIO Updated 27JAN2003 | 13MAR2000]

HESCOCK, ADJ2 M. F. "Bud" bud_hescock@yahoo.com "...I would like to get in touch with others from VP-16 from 1966 thru November 1969. I entered the squadron as a snotty nosed apprentice right out of P-3 Ad maintenance school, and graduated the youngest flight engineer in the US Navy (at that time, first tour) of my own crew at the ripe old age of 22. The knowledge and training I had acquired in VP-16, has allowed me to continue my aviation career, as a 767 captain with, 18 years of service with United and 35 years in aviation. If it had not been for the oppertunities allowed me by the Squadron Commander and Officers, I would have probably not have had as a successful career in aviation. Anyone knowing the where abouts of Ret Capt. Bob Westlake, Lt. Jim Shimmel, F/E Dan Adcock, F/E Sal Molley, F/E Bob Reddy, F/E L. S. Rhymes, and F/E E. R Brennan, please drop me a line of their where abouts..." [E-Mail Updated 28APR2010 | 01AUG2001]

HESS, AT2 George A. ghess2@verizon.net "...VP-10 from 1/59 to 4/62. AT2 and first tech on LD-9; Served deployments in NS Rota, Spain and NAS Keflavik, Iceland; I have been an attorney in Maine since 1973, but please do not hold that against me. If any of my former squadron members are out there, please e-mail me..." [E-Mail Updated 21AUG2005 | 03FEB2001]

HESS, AW3 Jack T. jthess@hotmail.com" "...Served with VP-19 from '79-'82, would like to hear from any of my old shipmates!..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAY2000 | E-Mail Updated 20OCT98 | 03JAN98]

HESS, AO3 Mike mikehess13@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-6 from May 1971 through September 1972 and deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines / NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (1971-1972). I would Love to hear from anyone that was with the team at that time. Anyone that wants to drop a line and swap stories is more than welcome..." [05SEP2008]

HESSE, AW1 James diverjim_jr@msn.com "...I served with VP-49 CAC-7 from 1980 to 1986. I was NATOPS Evaluator and AW Training Petty Officer..." [BIO Updated 17FEB2011 | 17JUN2006]

HESS, AO1 Paul P. Retired phess@sun-link.com "...I flew in the P5M's/P2V-7/P-3A/B. VP-8 twice, VP-10, VP-24, and VP-49..."

HESS, Phil phillip.r.hess@lmco.com "...I was with VQ-2 from 1975 to 1980. I flew with Crew Crazy (23) and enjoyed every minute of it. If you were there during this time period, drop me a line via E-mail. Would like to hear from some of you..." [09DEC98]

HESSEK, CPO Scott Retired Scotekptl@aol.com "...I joined FASRON-836 at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York as a reservist in Van Buren High School in 1959. I spent most of my active career around naval aviation, including stints supporting the VP squadrons in the Far East, Spain and elsewhere..." [02MAR2003]

HESTER, AD2 Randy randyhester@VTA.org "...I served with VP-91 from 1981 to 1984 in work center 110 powerplants..." [31JAN2003]

HETTEL, James jhettel@enter.net "...I served with VP-934 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from 1957 til I retired in 1968. Went on numerous cruises with the squadron including the 1957 trip to Morrocco, Africa, where one of the planes in the squadron flew into a mountain in Italy with complete loss of the crew..." [04MAY2004]

HETTERVIG, Mel kmel@means.net "...I have some great memories of serving in VP-9 from January of 1956 to August of 1957. I was the Squadron's Administrative and Legal Yeoman (YNT3)..." [23MAR99]

HETTICHER, AD2 Don socref68@yahoo.com "...I served with VU-2 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from 1955 to 1958. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [18JUN2010]

HETTRICK, AO3 Elmer L. elmerhettrick@cox.net "...I served with VP-72 from 1940 to 1943. Our Plane Captain was Rocky Toll..." [22FEB2009]

HETRICK, Brian K. misty1@glis.net "...I served with VP-23 from December 1988 to May 1994. Lived in New York State for a couple years when I got out. That's where Laurie and I finally got married! I live in Michigan now, where I work for the Michigan Department of Corrections. I'd love to hear from any former Seahawks...drop me a note!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 15JUL2003 | 11SEP98]

HEWGLEY, Charles "Chas" W. cwhewgley@compuserve.com "...I was in VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine during 1995-1996. When I left the squadron, I was not able to get a photograph of a VP-11 P-3C. Does anyone know where I may get a color photograph of a VP-11 P-3C (preferably from the 1990s)? Any help would be greatly appreciated. For all of you former Pegasus folks out there, I'm here at the Naval Postgraduate School until June 2000, and then I'll be moving to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for P-3 test and evaluation. Again, thanks for any info on where I may get a photo!..." [27APR2000]

HEWITT, AE1 Carl N. ceendee9@cs.com "...I spent 10 years in the Navy from 1955-1965. I was an AE up to PO-1. I was assigned to NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. following A School. I then served with VP-16 from 1957 to 1960, NADU NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts from 1960 to 1962 until it was distestablished, Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and VP-46. I would like to hear from anyone that shared duty with me..." [E-Mail Updated 25OCT2003 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 28DEC2002 | BIO Updated 13NOV2002 | BIO Updated 18DEC2000 | 03DEC2000]

HEWITT, CWO4 Marion J. Retired laquazar@aol.com or jhewitt@lsijax.com "...Served with VP-62 from June 1986 through December 1989. Served as Maintenance Material Control Officer during their transition from P-3BMod to Update III. Received our first Production Update III, Buno 163001 in 1988 and made our first deployment with the Update III in the summer of 1989 to NS Rota, Spain. I retired December 1989..." [30DEC97]

HEWITT, Russell L. russue@alltel.net "...I served from July 1962 thru August 1966. Attended A school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee and Radar School in NAS Brunswick, Maine. Worked on Connie's while assigned with VAW-33 until discharge. I flew as aircrew radar and ECM operator. We deployed on the USS Forrestal (CVA-59) (caribbean), USS Independence (CV-62) (shake down cruise), and USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) (med. cruise) during 1963. would like to contact all detatchment 65 members that served on the USS Independence (CV-62) during 1963..." [29NOV2002]

HEWSON, Charles J. Jr. chewson01@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-23 (09/1955-04/1957) with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I was lucky enough to see Bob Hope's Tour..." [07NOV2011]

HEYDEN, AE2 Jim Van Der rev.jim@fingerwave.net "...I served with VP-49 (01/1959-01/1961) at NAS Bermuda. I flew aboard 11 boat as an ECM operator. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [22MAY2000]


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