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Memorial Picture "...HIBBS, CAPTAIN Alvin S...I regret to inform you of the death of former VP-24 squadron Commanding Officer CAPTAIN Alvin S. HIBBS. NAGS HEAD, NC - Captain Alvin Stanley Hibbs, US Navy (Retired), died January 11, 2013. Hibbs was born in Everett, Massachusetts in 1925. He had a 31 year military career in the United States Navy, serving aboard amphibious ships during WW II. In 1947, he graduated from Pennsylvania State University and was commissioned. Hibbs was designated a Naval Aviator in January 1950. He spent the next 23 years serving in that capacity within the Anti-Submarine Warfare Specialty. See http://www.findagrave.com/ for additional information..." Contributed by OVERMAN, William J. Jr. "Jack" fourbranch@earthlink.net [05FEB2013]

Memorial Picture "...Shipmate Pix HICKEY, AFCM(AW/NAC) James M...It is with great sadness the I report the death of my brother, Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman (E-9) James M. Hickey. Jim retired as the CMC of VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Obituary in the May 10, 2008 Philadelphia Inquirer: JAMES M. HICKEY, 59, of Palmyra, NJ, an insurance executive and US Naval Reserve retiree, died on Monday of bladder cancer. Jim attended Palmyra HS and Bordentown Military Academy. During a 40-year career in the insurance industry, Jim held executive positions with several companies including AIG in Philadelphia and New York and AWAC in Bermuda. Jim was also retired from the US Naval Reserve, at the rank of Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman (E-9). His 28-year Navy career included 24 years with VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Jim is survived by sons, Christian W. and Jonathan of Riverton; mother, Florence Hickey of Cinnaminson, siblings, Gina (Mike) Reed of Delran, Anita (Jim) Corcoran of Delran, Stephen of Cinnaminson; best friend, Mary Corcoran of Philadelphia; and ex-wife, Kate Hickey of Riverton; also James Gray, Jeannine Miller, and Jaclyn Marshall. Jim was predeceased by his father, James E. Hickey and sister, Janet Jalkiewicz. An avid sailor, Jim will be cremated and his ashes scattered at sea. Services are private...Anita Hickey Corcoran corcorananita@gmail.com..." [11MAY2008]

Memorial Picture "...HIGGINS, Ed...My father, Ed Higgins, passed away 1993. Dad served as a Radioman with VPB-130 in 1943..." Contributed by John Higgins johnhiggins22@comcast.net [18MAR2016]

Memorial Picture "...HILDEBRAND, AW1 Paul...I wanted to pass along that AW1 (Ret) Paul Hildebrand passed away on Friday February 9th. If anyone knew Paul from VP-40 or other commands and would like to contact his wife Tammy drop me an e-mail and I'll provide her phone number and address...AT1 John T. "LJ" Lloyd-Jones Retired john@jwlloydjones.com..." [14FEB2006]

Memorial Picture "...Shipmate PixCirca 1942...HILL, Floyd...My Father, Floyd Hill, passed away in 2009. Dad served with VP-43 (06/1942-06/1943) with a deployment to NAS Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Dad was a crewman (Radioman) and flew with LT Sorenson (Pilot), LT Withe (Co-Pilot), LT Coe (Navigator), PO1 G. Hill (Plane Captain), PO3 Black (2nd Mech), Gingrich (1st radio) and PO3 Campbell (2nd radio)..." Contributed by Cynthia Hill Compton cyncompton@yahoo.com [PIX Added 30JUL2011 | 28JUL2011]

Memorial Picture "...HILL, CDR Hiram Jr...It's with sadness that we report the passing of one of Squardon mates, CDR Hiram Hill, JR of Murfreesboro, NC. He passed in 2009; he will be missed by all the members of VP-861 and VP-18. CDR Hill was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. His family can be contacted thru his daughter, Jane Balance, 910-258-1145..." Contributed by CHANDLER, Bill WChand1213@aol.com [09MAY2009]

Memorial Picture "...Shipmate Pix HILLMAN, LT(jg) John C...LT(jg) John C.Hillman USNR was a pilot in command of a PB4Y-1 (B-24) Liberator at NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England. He took off for an anti-submarine patrol in plane # 63915 of VPB-105 on Oct 23,1943, but the Liberator exploded killing all on board. He is also commemorated on the plaque in St. Nicholas Parish church at Dunkeswell Village, UK. "Lest we forget." Burial: Cypress Hills Cemetery Brooklyn Kings County New York, USA Created by: David Earl Record added: Jul 07, 2001. Find A Grave Memorial# 5594882. WebSite: FindAGrave http://www.findagrave.com/..." Contributed by P. Fazzini phillip.fazzini@zoomtown.com [18JUN2009]

Memorial Picture "...HINTON, CDR Lloyd Vernon III Retired...It is with sadness, that I share the news that my father, Lloyd Vernon Hinton, passed away last night (06JUN2012) at the age of 82. Dad proudly served with VP-10 (PPC) Crew-4 when he was a LT(jg). Dad was an AT2, went to NROTC and Graduate from Washington, D.C. He retired as a CDR in 1975..." Contributed by Emily Hinton (Daughter) hintonew@verizon.net [07JUN2012]

Memorial Picture "...HITCHCOCK, CAPTAIN E. N. Jr...It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that VAW-13's first skipper, Captain E.N. Hitchcock Jr., passed away at Bethesday Naval Hospital on the 21st of July. VAW-13 was the highpoint of his career and he was most proud of his association with it. That is high praise from a fighter zock!...William Hitchcock whitch@bellatlantic.net..." [20AUG2003]

Memorial Picture "...HIXON, James Neal...James Neal Hixon passed away May 1, 2010. He and I were good friends and we spent many hours playing guitar together while serving with VP-22..." Contributed by McHAM, ATAN Joe uniplayer@sbcglobal.net [29NOV2010]


HIATT, AEM2 Blaine ltc.hiatt@yahoo.com "...I served with VAH-2 (AEM2 Gunner/Navigator) from 1956 to 1959..." [01APR2010]

HIBBS, CYN3 Louis lehibbs@verizon.net "...I served with VP-8 (1970-1971) in the Administrative Office..." [E-Mail/Name Updated 12JUN2013 | 19JUN2001]

HIBSON, AD2 Emmet ehibson01@snet.net "...I served with HTU-1 NAAS Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Florida from 1954 to 1956, VS-27 NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1956 to 1958, CTARNG Pistol Team from 1973 to 1995 and then Retired. I will answer all e-mails..." [19JUL2007]

HICK, Frank "...I was assigned with VP-5 Flight Crew as a Radioman, June 1965 to December 1966. VP-5 was orignally out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida and was deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in Jun 65. I'm looking for any of my old Shipmates. Please call me (202) 395-5509 or write me. Sincerely, Frank Hicks RM3, U.S. Navy Former All-Navy U.S. Softball Team 1965. Home Address: Post Office Box 471315 District Heights, MD 20753-1315..." [15JAN99]

HICKERSON, Carl CHICKER1@SAN.RR.COM "...I served at NAS New York, New York from 1964 to 1968 on the jet line AQ4B..." [12JAN2003]

HICKEY, Bob Lcmbob@aol.com "...I served in VP-30 airframe shop from Jan. 73 to May 76. I then re-enlisted and went to VP-11 airframe shop as an AMS2. I participated in three deployments with VP-11: NAS Bermuda/Lajes 1976 (I was in Bermuda) NS Rota, Spain/Lajes 1977/1978 (I was in Rota) NS Rota, Spain/Lajes 1979 (I was in Lajes); Frocked AMS1 June 1 1979 Lajes, Azores. Positions Held at VP-11: A/F Superviser (nites), Corrosion Control Supervisor, Phase Crew Supervisor, A/F Det Supervisor (Lajes), CDI, QAR, Member VP-11 First Class Mess. In 1980 I departed the Navy for a civilian career in aviation. Currently I am a Logistic Element Manager at Boeing in St. Louis (formally McDonnell Douglas). Would like to hear from some of the old crew..." [22APR98]

HICKEY, AT2 Ed ed_hickey@hotmail.com "...I was with VP-60 from March 1991 through May 1994 and VP-64 from July 1994 through July 1996. Any old Shipmates drop a line, I'd love to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 09MAR2001 | 12NOV99]

HICKEY, AFCM(AW/NAC) Jim Retired p3cmc@aol.com "...Spent 24 great years in VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, last 7 years as CMC. I would love to be hooked up to receive comments from the many former Shipmates I see on the site..." [24MAR99]

HICKINBOTHAM, Mark hickinbotham@verizon.net "...I served with VQ-1 from 1985 to 1989 as a Radio Op (AT2) for Hardcore 34 and other crews, a plankowner for the Det Shemya "White Puppy Seal Clubber's Society - No Pup Too Tough" and many other crazy crew events. I can say I learned a great deal from those who trained us, and had a great time. Eddie Zawacki in Korea with the Mr. Microphone "emergency recall" for Air Force personnel, thus clearing the bar for us are just a few of the great memories of the crew. Second tour was from 1996 2000 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Now I am going back with orders to report in February 2004 for another four. Anyone who recognizes the long name, I would like to hear from you. God bless..." [02SEP2003]

HICKS, Bill bhicks@kalama.com "...Just reading some comments and squadron history. What memories! I was with VP-1 during the mid 60's and the Market Time Ops. Iwakuni, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and Tan Son Nhut are all memories of days of my youth. I wouldn't trade them for anything! I was on the Tan Son Nhut Det during April '66 when we came under attack. I was an AZ2 at the time. I can still remember standing out on the line at night and watching the flares being dropped around the base perimeter. Enough of the memories, I appreciate the opportunity to remember those times. Drop me a line if you and I were sharing the same experiences at the same time..." [08MAR98]

HICKS, Charles D. joanhick@juno.com "...I assisted training the Army Crews (Crazy Cat's/1st Radio Research Company) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I was a P2 Plane Captain with VP-31..." [31DEC2006]

HICKS, AMS3 Dobie (Blake) mrbreeze62@excite.com "...I served with VP-49 from February 1986 to October 1989 and VX-1 from 1989 to 1992. I am a manager with Union Pacific Railroad traveling the U.S..." [E-Mail Updated 07OCT2004 | 30SEP2002]

HICKS, Jon K. jhicks@aol.com "...ADJ-3 VP-6 Powerplants from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (64) to NAS Adak, Alaska (66). Would like to hear from my ol' Shipmates..." [22APR99]

HICKS, Lee leebo96@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-4 from 1960-1962..." [17JAN2002]

HICKS, Leta Colleen Cummins lhicks@onslow.k12.nc.us "...I was stationed at NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Keflavik, Iceland from the late 1970's to the early 1980's as a CTR with NSGA. I have some great memories of the VPers that flew through both stations and would love to hear how lives have turned out some 25 years later. Myself, a middle school teacher of mathematics and science now..." [13MAY2004]

HICKS, Mark J. markjhicks@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-2 (12/1999-06/2004). I worked in the 1st LT Shop..." [16OCT2014]

HICKS, AD2 Michael R. c46_dir@hotmail.com "...USNR (TAR) Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class (AD2), Served in VP-94 (w/c 110) from Oct 1995 - Nov 2000. A few of the aircraft numbers that I recall having worked on are: #'s 333, 334, 335, 433, & 591 through 596. It saddens me greatly to know that the squadron for which I had once worked so hard to maintain is now only a memory. To my fellow Crawfishers, I wish you all fair winds and following seas, and that may all the luck that I once found there, find you doing well, where-ever you now may be... Presently residing in the Tampa, FL area, certified as a law enforcement officer for the state..." [04FEB2009]

HIDDE, AME1(AW) Ronald J. rhidde@erols.com "...I checked into VP-8, Dec. or 1988 as an AME3 Groundpounder. Went on Deployment to Keflavik Iceland and when I found out I had made AME2 I applied for Flight Engineer School. Made Deployments as an Engineer to Sigonella Sicily as well as Peurto Rico twice. Flew with CAC 5,9, and 2 during my tour. Made AME1 prior to my check out of the command January 1995. Spent the past 2 years at VR-1 Andrews AFB, as a C-20D Crew Chief flying CNO and SECNAV. Currently have orders to VQ-1 Whidbey Island WA. Had a great time in VP-8..."

HIERMAN, AO3 Charles pat.hierman@gmail.com "...I served with VAH-5 (1957-1959) and deployed aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59). I would like to hear from Mathes(?) and former Shipmates..." [27DEC2011]

HIGGINS, Jack ikoti1@live.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1961 to 1963 and VP-6 from 1967 to 1969. The aircraft, P2V-5 and P-3A were the oldest of the types then flying. I knew all the men on the VP-5 AC that crashed in Greenland (SEE: VP-5 (January 12, 1962) In Memorial for lost friends...). Sorry to hear that some of the remains are still there..." [24FEB2010]

HIGGINS, Steve shhiggins@yahoo.com "...Served in VP-11 from 9/76 - 11/80 as an acoustic AW with CAC4 (Chicken Lips!) and CAC9. I managed to get out without causing too much damage... I have fantastic memories of Bermuda, the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NS Rota, Spain and Crete. I'm living in Boston, and would be glad to hear from any old Shipmates who are passing through!..." [11JUN99]

HIGGINS, William "Bill" tdsoax@hargray.com "...I was served with VP-10 from 1973 to 1979 and NAS Bermuda AIMD supporting the VP's from 1979 to 1986..." [E-Mail Updated 26OCT2008 | E-Mail Updated 17DEC2007 | 23MAR2002]

HIGH, CAPTAIN R. http://www.ku.edu/~kunrotc/about/co.htm "...Captain High, originally from Plainville, Kansas, enlisted in the Navy's Nuclear Power Program in March 1971. Upon completion of nuclear training, he was selected for the Navy Enlisted Scientific Education program in April 1973. He received his commission in June 1976 following graduation from the University of Louisville, where he earned a B.S. in Mathematics. Upon completion of flight training, he was designated a Naval Aviator in June 1977. In January 1978 he reported to VP-4 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaiii, where he served as the Educational Assistance Officer, Quality Assurance Officer and the Pilot Training Officer, and made deployments to NAS Agana, Guam; NAS Cubi Point, Philippines; and NSF Diego Garcia. Captain High qualified as Patrol Plane Commander and Instructor Pilot in the P-3B MOD aircraft. In March 1981 Captain High reported to the Naval Recruiting District in Denver, Colorado, and was assigned as the Nuclear Engineering Officer Programs Recruiter and T-34B demonstration pilot. While there, he was selected as Recruiting Area SEVEN's National Recruiter of the Year for FY 83 in January 1984. Captain High was assigned to VPU-1 NAS Brunswick, Maine, in July 1984 where he served as the Administrative Officer. In August 1986 he reported to the staff of CPW-5 as the Mission Control and Evaluation Officer. Captain High joined the Seahawks of VP-23 in July 1988. He served as the CTG 67.2 Operations Officer and Officer-in-Charge of the Lajes detachment during a deployment to NS Rota, Spain - NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Following deployment, he was assigned as the Maintenance Officer, serving through the first simultaneous deployment to NAS Bermuda; NS Roosevelt Roads, PR; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and UNITAS XXXI. Captain High then attended the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he received his Master's Degree. In May 1992 he reported to VP-8 as Executive Officer and served as Commanding Officer from June 1993 to June 1994. During this tour, VP-8 received the CINCLANTFLEET Golden Anchor Retention Award. Following his CO tour, Captain High completed a Joint Duty assignment at United States Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from July 1994 until May 1997. He was initially assigned as the Head of the Space Systems Branch for Space Launch, responsible for acquisition of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle, within the Plans and Policy Directorate and completed this tour as the Navy Element Commander for the Manpower and Personnel Directorate. In June 1997, Captain High reported to CPRW-11 as the Chief Staff Officer. In June 2000, Captain High reported to NAF Misawa, Japan, as Commanding Officer. Captain High's awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star, Navy Commendation Medal with two gold stars, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars, and Humanitarian Service Medal..." [14MAR2005]

HIGHAM, AMSC(AW) Ronald J. highamrj@caewwl.spear.navy.mil "...I started my Navy career with VR-51 at the now disestablished NAS Glenview, Illinois. Joined the World Famous Woodpeckers of VP-49 in September 1981 and made two deployments, NAS Sigonella, Sicily (How did the Marines Bulldog get VP-49 shaved in it?) and NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (George Crook rest in peace)and transfered to VP-30. I was a member of the finest airframes workcenter from August 1985 to January 1989. (Thanks AMSC Marage for teaching me how an airframes workcenter should be ran). From there the tailhook Navy got me and have been there ever since. My first "hook" experience was with VFA-137 at old NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida from May 1989 to December 1992. Made deployments on USS Coral Sea and USS Forrestal. (yep I missed the P-3) From there I left aviation and went to the surface/Gator Navy at ACU-4 at NAB Little Creek. Working with the LCAC and the surface mentality was different but I did meet and work with some fine people. February 1996 I cheked into VAW-125 where I picked up Chief. ( I have more than one person to thank for that. To the "kids" that worked for me in the line shack - THANKS AGAIN.) I made deployments on USS Enterprise and USS Eisenhower. I am now on the staff at COMAEWWINGLANT in Norfolk. I'll have 21 when this is over but I'm still having fun and my wife and kids still support me. I see another sea tour on the horizon. Besides someone has to get my girls through college. To everyone I've served with over the years - thanks for the memories...." [10JAN2001]

HIGHLEY, James j090532@vci.net "...I served with VP-5 from 1951-1954. Would appreciate hearing from anyone that served with VP-5 durin that period..." [12JUN2003]

HIGHTOWER, Steve E. galaxy12@usa.com "...I served in VP-21 from 1968 to decomissioned in 1969'. I was a Julie ECM Operator AW3. After VP-21 I went over to VP-26 flying the P-3B. Jim Omalley and George Blue were my closest friends. Also had a Radio Operator named Steve Barbee from Tyler, Texas. Great guy as well as Fritz Miller. Best time of my life. Two deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicilyand one cold one to NAS Keflavik, Iceland..." [09FEB2000]

HIGUERA, AE2(FE/AW) Louis louis@smart-inc.com "...I served with VP-62 and VP-65. Still working with theme parks - 18 years later. Miss my time as an FE and wish I stayed in. All the best!..." [27MAR2009]

HILDEBRANDT, PR2 David F. vonhilde@aol.com "...I served with VP-28 (1964-1966) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I worked in the Avaitors Equipment Division..." [24DEC2010]

HILDEBRAND, John E. (Hilde) jehildebrand@woh.rr.com "...I served with VP-47 as a Sensor 1 "jezz" operator from October 1994 to August 1999. I am now a firefighter/paramedic. Wanted to give a shout out to all of the VP-47 Shipmates I have had the pleasure of knowing and flying with. A special message to the crew of Crew-9. I think about you often and hope you are all doing well. Would love to hear from you. Landlocked in Dayton Ohio..." [10JUN2006]

HILDEBRAND, LCDR Joseph J. "JJ" Retired jjhopfl@aol.com "...I served with VP-48 from 1980 to 1983, VP-0545 and VP-62at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1988 to 1991. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29SEP2009]

HILE, Doug hile@olg.com "...I'm an old VP-68 weekend warrior, and have some 8mm footage of a NS Rota, Spain Cruise, late 69s early 70s, you may be interested in. This was the last cruise of the P2s before transitioning to P-3s, and I look at it, every so often. I should transfer to video, and was wondering if anyone else had any "home movies" they would like to share, and maybe compile..." [23OCT2000]

HILES, Michael E sluf@earthlink.net "...I was station at VP-44 from 1982 to 1985, three deployments NAS Bermuda, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and NS Rota, Spain/NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. My position in the aircraft was as an IFT and remained on the same crew for the entire tour. Departed back to Helo's with HT-18 Vigilant Eagles then a tour at NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal at the ASWOC. From there I went to Projects at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and worked as a Project Officer with VP-Comms. I recieved a commission as an LDO and departed to VC-6 FIREBEES Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to perform BDA and special projects work. I am currently assigned to Naval Strike Aircraft Test Squadron at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Plan to retire this May with 21 years 8 months service..." [E-Mail Updated 04OCT2001 | 15JAN99]

HILL, ATC(NAC)(AW) Bruce S. Retired bshill@erols.com "...I was in VP-60 for the transition days to the P-3 aircraft and then transferred to VP-94 for their transition. After I made Chief, I left the VP community and became a Navigator on KA-3B aircraft. Retired Dec 1986. I am currently Deputy APML for the S-3B aircraft at NAVAIR..." [24MAR99]

HILL, Edward W. edwardhill1@bellsouth.net "...I served with VS-26, VP-21 (1966-1967), VX-1 (1967-1971), VP-16 (1971-1974), VP-24 (1976-1979) and ended my Navy Active Duty with a tour instructing in AW School NAS Millington, Tennessee. I worked another 20 years with Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit (NAESU) / Naval Air Technical Data & Engineering Service Command (NATEC) as an Electronics Tech Rep for the P-3 aircraft. Settled down in Orange Park, FL. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 31DEC2017 | BIO Upated 26FEB2010 | 25SEP1997]

HILL, ISC Gary T. Retired gtpahill@aol.com "...I served with VP-26 (12/1960-08/1964) at NAS Brunswick, Maine, Air Nav Office (09/1964-03/1967) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VAP-61 (04/1967-11/1969) NAS Agana, Guam and FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, NAF New York, New York (01/1970-01/1971), Naval Reconnaissance & Technical Support Center (NRTSC) (02/1971-01/1975) at Washington, DC, USS Ranger (CVA-61) (02/1975-02/1978) and Naval Intelligence Support Center (NISC) (04/1978-12/1981) at Washington, DC until retirement..." [BIO Updated 07AUG2016 | 06AUG2016]

HILL, PO1 Pamela R. Retired pamela.r.hill@navy.mil "...I served with VP-46 (1990-1994) with deployments to Phillipines, NSF Diego Garcia, Masirah, Oman, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Misawa, Japan, Hong Kong, Osan and Pyonyang Korea..." [01JAN2015]

HILL, C. W. Sam cwhill@tcac.net "...I served with VP-11 from June 59 to July 61. After that the Navy chose to send me to tailhook squadrons on the West Coast. P-2V's will always be my first love. While serving in VP-11 on Crew7 (I think), the following occured: While taking off from Barcelonc Spain, the hydrolic arm that raised and lowered the nose gear broke off. The second mech, a reserve on active duty, physically pushed the gear down and inserted the safety pin. He was a AD3 by the name of Buck. We landed in Rota Spain without a problem. I do not think he was ever recognized by the Navy for what he did. But this crew member appreciated what he did. Has anyone else knowledge of the event or where Buck is today?..." [19JAN98]

HILL, ADCS Daniel E. Retired dehill@dhlairways.com "...Joined September 1964 and retired September 1988. Served as F/E VP-9 65-69, VRF-32 69-70, VP-22 70-73, NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 73-76, VQ-4 (C130 F/E) 76-78, VP-44 78-80, NADC Warminster, PA 80-84, and VP-19 84-88. I would enjoy hearing from some of the Shipmates I was fortunate enough to have served with..." [18MAR2002]

HILL, Dave DAVE@chevron.com "...I served with VP-4 on Okinawa from Aug 59 - Oct 60... AT - Radio/Radar crew member Crew 10...Anyone out there??? phone 504-396-3435 wk..."

HILL, ADR2 Glenn E. glennh2138@aol.com "...I served with VP-4 (06/1961-01/1963) and was one of the first Plane Captains dual qualified in both the P-2V-5F and the P-2V-7 and VP-1 (03/1963-08/1964)..." [BIO Updated 07FEB2016 | BIO Updated 25JAN99 | 02MAR98]

HILL, AT Gregory gahill@northnet.org "...I served with VP-45 (1959-1961) at NAS Bermuda. I was an Aviation Electronics Technician on the P5M flight crew captained by LCDR INGRAHAM. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [01FEB2013]

HILL, James R. JHILL63130@AOL.COM "...I served as an ASW crewmember on crew 5 & 6 (mostly Radio & power panel), in VP-48 from 1963 until 1967. I left VP-48 in June of '67 to serve with VX-1 (Air Test and Development Squadron-1) in Key West, FL. Prior to coming to VP-48, I spent 18 nonths at NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I was assigned to Flight Radio shop of Weapon Systems Test..." [23NOV99]

HILL, Jody jody_h38@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-30 and VP-40 from 93-97 as an AO2, got out for a few years and am now back in as a Helo crewman on MH-53's. Quite a different world. Miss all my buds that I used to fly with especially AW1 Bret (Biggin) Winters, AW1 J. C. Carroll, AW2 Harry Potter, Lt. Mike (Bossman) Mclintock, Lt.Kenny Rouser and Lt.Chuck Toledo. Any info on their whereabouts would be greatly appreciated. I will never forget my roots in naval aviation. The few short years I flew with VP-40 were some of the best times I've ever had. CAC 3 will be fondly remembered..." [20SEP2000]

HILL, Ray rhill91955@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-21 from 1975 to 1978..." [E-Mail Updated 19AUG2007 | 20NOV2004]

HILL, Tim C. Retired woodhilljt2@hotmail.com "...I was in VXN-8 from 1985-1990, from there I was assigned to NAS Norfolk, Virginia, then later to VRC-40. Then back to NAS Norfolk, Virginia until I retired in May of 1999. Now I am employed with Gulfstream Aerospace here in Savannah..." [14SEP2001]

HILL, William E. c/o David Hill david.hill4@comcast.net "...My dad, William E. Hill, served as a pilot of both PBY's and PB4Y's during WWII. He served in Fourth Fleet, FAW-16, VB-107. While stationed on Ascension Island, he participated in the sinking of U-848. After the war, he flew for 33 years for Eastern Airlines. I am currently searching for his crew mates and squadron mates; will gladly share information and details..." [06JUN2005]

HILL, Woody woodrhill@hotmail.com "...I served with VX-6 (1964-1966) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I participated in Operationd Deep Freeze as a Crew aboard the U-1B with Wayne Shattick. I also played football for the Quonset Airbees..." [26MAY2015]

HILLBRANT, A7T3 W. R. hoterr@aol.com "...Yes, FASRON-118 was on NAS Agana, Guam. I served with the squadron as an AT-3 from February 1952 to November 1952. Two others who served with me are F. R. Wright and D. Vander Linden, both AT's..." [01JAN2007]

HILLE, Dale dalhille@netnet.net "...I served with the VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California in 1972-1975. If any of my Shipmates remember me, drop me a line. I would love to here from you..." [14JUL2002]

HILLIARD, ACC Howard L. Retired beaver@attbi.com "...I was with VW-4 from 1958 thru 1960. As a matter of fact I taxied the last aircraft to leave NAS Jacksonville, Florida for the new home base in Rosy Roads and then took myself to the NAS separations unit where I remained for two weeks. I was on Crew 2 and Crew 5 and we flew most of the Polaris missile shots. If anyone out there reads this and would like to chat please send me some e-mail..." [E-Mail Updated 21JAN2002 | 05NOV98]

HILLIARD, AT2 James Christopher jchilliard88@aol.com "...Hey everyone from VP-65 from 1982 until 1988. I was serving as an AT2 when I got out in August of 1988. I really enjoyed all my time in the squadron and the overseas duties were a plast. I went the frist two years to NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone when we won a meterious ribbon, and was on all the trips to Japan. I want to say thank you to AT1 Fowler, AT2 Dan Walker, for all they taught me. A very special hello to Dee Dee whom was an AT and pregent back then,if anyone knows where she is, and a special pray to AMH3 Steve whom was killed on his Harley one night when I was on duty. I'll never forget all the memories good and bad, so a prayer to everyone and thank you for everything, everyone meant to be..." [07OCT2004]

HILLIER, Bob Baronfitz@aol.com "...I was with FAW-14 (Hedron14) assigned to the USS Curtiss (AV-4) (after duty on NAS North Island, San Diego, California). On August 7, 1942, while the USS Curtiss (AV-4) was berthed at Espiritu Santos in the New Hebrides, the 1st Marine Division headed for Guadalcanal. As an Aerographers' Mate, I often flew in PBYs on their submarine patrols noting weather conditions every hour on the hour stting down latitude and logitude each time. Thses flights were a daily occurence and about a dozen planes would fan out on different sectors with the same mission. Are there any other FAW-14 "Wind Guessers" out there?..." [06MAR2001]

HILLIGER, Harold James davehilliger@yahoo.com "...I served with VP/VPB-210 (pilot) during most of WWII. I still have some pieces from the July 1st, 1943 mishap which killed several of my friends. The PBM actually hit a patrol boat on a high speed takeoff run in the dark. I wonder if anyone is still around as I am 91 this month July 2010. I would love to hear from any former Shipmates..." [14JUL2010]

HILLMAN, ATR3 J. D. jdhi@comcast.net "...ATR3 from April 1963 - May 1967. First VP-31 Det A, then VP-31. I was communications yeoman under LT Rex Pope and LT Rich Titus. OinC's included LCDR F. Norman, CDR C.D. Bolan, and CDR "Chuck" Lentz. CDR Lentz became C.O. when the squadron moved to NAS Moffett Field, California. Mike Griffith, AN ("Griff") was my buddy in the Flight Office. CDR Howard Summers was the boss. Mike passed away a few years ago of natural cause. I recently ran into one of our pilots, John Mascali, who had just retired from Delta Airlines. Also, from this board, established contact with an old friend, Doug Casteen. After the Navy, I returned to college to acquire my doctorate and specialize in surgery. I just recently retired from an active practice in Los Gatos, CA and reside with my wife of 39 years (Judy). I'd love to hear from old Shipmates and friends. If anyone knows the whereabouts of George Doble or perhaps Rich Titus, please drop me a note. God Bless..." [E-Mail Updated 27NOV2006 | 14APR2003]

HILLS, AMS2 MICHAEL hillsareda@lemoorecomputers.com "...I WAS STATIONED WITH VP-48 FROM OCT 89 TIL DECOM. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF THE OLD BOOMERS. YOU GUYS KNOW WHO YOU ARE, FEEL FREE TO DROP ME A LINE..."

HILEMAN, Walter J. chiefhileman@juno.com "...I was a member of this squadron in 1943 and am a member of the Reunion group. Looking forward to Jax this October..." [26APR2000]

HILVERS, Eugene M. navycpo1@siscom.net "...I was attached to VP-1 1948 -1952. I left the squadron in 1952 in NAS Atsugi, Japan. I would like to hear from anyone who was in the outfit at that time. The only one I have run into into was Joe Corsi a Chief Petty Officer at that time but retired as Commander. Also if there is anything in the air about an up coming Reunion..." [E-Mail Updated 13FEB99 | 06MAR98]

HIMELSPACH, Mike mch6467@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-17 from 1983 through 1986. Trying to contact Scott Greedfield, Ray Watson or Al Constran. I had good times and will never forget!..." [25FEB2006]

HIMSWORTH, Fred fredhvpb104@imagina.com "...I serve as the mailman for VB/VPB-104. Any inquiries for current Squadron information can be directed to me as I keep the up to date rosters. We have found two members who have been lost since 1944 through this Website and are anxious to find any more who may be out there...." [BIO Updated 10JUL99 | 01JAN98]

HINCHY, ATC(AC) David K. Retired dhinch@netscape.net or vq2_skywarrier@geocities.com "...Served in VQ-2 from 1962 to the end of 1965. Qualified "mickey operator" in both the A3 and the Connie. Flew crew on A3 #5 (Special Ops) and Seats 20/21 in the Connie before leaving. Also served in HC4 Det 1 (VC-34s) at NAS NORVA (66), VR-21 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (67-69) flying as radioman on the C-118B and C-130F and VC-118B. Flew as Plane Captain on the C-1A on board U.S.S. Hancock (CVA-19) during 70-71. Ran AT shop for VAQ-33 from 75-78. Two tours with NAMTDs,(F4-1014, 71-75)(F14-1007, 78-81). Retired in 81. Reunion at Nashville was "awesome" due to efforts of Ken Franks and the crew. Looking forward to next one in 2000. FAIRECONRON TWO, the first squadron was the best! Bravo Zulu to all who have kept the tradition of excellence alive at VQ-2..." [10DEC98]

HINCHEY, AZCM(AW) Carl G. Retired carlsvette@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-6, "The World Famous Blue Sharks", from January 1982 - January 1985. Some of my best memories are from this time..." [13JAN2004]

HINDLEY, AN Larry ljcjhindley@comcast.net "...I served with VAP-61 (1967-1968) in Photo Maintenance at NAS Agana, Guam with detachments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam..." [E-Mail Updated 13DEC2010 | 29JAN2002]

HINDS, Terry W. TWHinds@aol.com "...I was stationed with VP-2 Sept 68 thru Decom in 69 as the Ordnanceman in Crew 4 on YC-4 BuNo 147948 (I don't think I can ever forget that BuNo). Would like to hear from SquadronMates from that time frame. I consider it the "Best" and most fun part of my 27 years of Naval Service. I was stationed with VP-40 from late 69 thru part of the NAHA (RAINRON) Det. I was an Inflight Ordnanceman and would like to hear from SquadronMates during that time frame. After my VP-40 tour I went "TailHook" with VA-115 (A-6s') Onboard USS Midway, then To VA-86 (A-7s') on USS Nimitz, and Retired CWO4 in 1990. After almost 27 Years Service..." [20MAR99]

HINDS, AX2 Tim timhinds1@cox.net "...Stationed VP-31 DETNI 66-69. ASW AX-2. Hung out with Terry Kirkpatrick, John Manville, Steve Daniels, Joseph P Fernandez Jr., Jim Hurley, Bob Hastings, Pat Wallace and others. Hey guys remember when we flew back to Michigan for my wedding? Favorite pilots. P2 LCDR Paul Krienke, LT Harris, P5M LT Link. Favorite memory: LT "Porky" was the instructor pilot and the student was coming in too high. Rather than wave off "Porky" took over and put it down hard because the student wouldn't respond to his directions. Damage, the engines were practically broken off at the wings, overhead antenna wire broke due to stress on the fuselage. The starboard jet was literally falling off as they towed it back to the hangar. Next day we were scheduled to fly with him so as a joke we tied rope all around the wing under and around the starboard jet. He came out to preflight and got really mad. I guess he didn't think it was as funny as we did. Go figure. We REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS FUNNY. He wasn't known for his sense of humor. I was recently contacted by CDR Krienke who found my posting. He was impressed with the fact I had chosen him my favorite P2 Pilot. Not half as impressed as we were with him as a person, an officer and a Pilot. He was my boss in the NATOPS office and later I flew with him when I made flight crew. Everyone liked flying with him because he treated the enlisted with respect. He thus earned ours., the fact that 40 years later he is still making an impression says it all. How many of you young officers today will be remembered this way 40 years from now? When all your uniforms are collecting dust in the closet and it doesn't matter anymore what your rank was but rather the kind of men you bacame. Will you be respected the way Mr. Krienke and others have been?..." [BIO Updated 28MAR2007 | 03AUG2005]

HINDS, Wayne RbrtRwhnd@aol.com "...I served with OASU/VX-8 from 1966 to 1968. Recently met up with two old Shipmates for a get together in Nashville Tn. They are Louis Burnett and Jim Lassiter..." [04JAN2003]

HINE, Richard rickhine12255@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1975-1978) in the AME Shop..." [05SEP2015]

HINELY, Bob rhinely@hargray.com "...I was with VP-62 from 1976-1982, then to HS-75 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, then back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a NARJAX instructor, on to NAF Washington, D.C. as SP, and my last tour before retiring was in RTC Orlando as a red-roper. Thanks, John-Boy!..." [E-Mail Updated 05MAR2002 | 11JUN2001]

HINERMAN, Gary ghinerman1@windstream.net "...I served with VP-50 (1963-1965) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (Powerplants) with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan (Stores). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12AUG2011]

HINES, AE1 Al alhines@cm3inc.com "...I served with VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1980 to 1984 and then NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1984 to 1987. It brings back some great memories seeing some of these names..." [14JUL2009]

HINES, CDR Brad Retired bbtkhines@aol.com "...I served with VP-40 from 1976-1979, surviving "Death Crew 3". Joined COMPATWINGSPAC staff in 1979 to help establish the Weapons Test Trainer (WST) Squadron Training and Evaluation Team, then transferred to CPW-10 when it was re-established in 1981. Spent three years as XO, then CO of NAVFAC Antigua, West Indies from 1982 to 1985 doing SOSUS. Returned to NAS Moffett Field, California to run CPWP's TTT in 1985 and then as a Department Head and instructor in VP-31 until 1987. Moved across the field to Big Red (VP-19) working for "Little Red" just in time to establish the first VP Det to operate out of Saudi Arabia in the Gulf "Imminent Danger Area". After Training and Ops O jobs, went to CTF-72 as Plans O to develop the MPA/Sea Control campaign for OPLAN 5000. In 1989 was first VP rep on staff to teach at Tactical Training Group Pacific (San Diego). Commanded Navy Recruiting District San Diego from 1992 to 1994. Went to a NATO tour outside of London from 1994 to 1997 (tried to teach Europeans about the virtues of California wine). Returned to recruiting as Director of Operations and Deputy Commander for the Northeast U.S. Navy Recruiting Region (15 states + Europe). Retired in 2000 and now work for Lockheed Martin, Undersea Systems in Syracuse, NY. Please keep in touch!..." [E-Mail Updated 16NOV2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 03SEP2002 | 14FEB2000]

HINES, ATN3(AC) James A. (Jay) jayhines@aol.com "...I proudly served with VP-1 from April 1963 thru April 1965. This was one of the most exciting times of my life. We did get to join the Navy and see the world. Would love to hear from some of my "old" squadron mates..." [24MAY98]

HINES, ADCS(NAC) LIONEL (CHOO CHOO) Retired CHOO_CHOO@MSN.COM "...I WAS A SELRES AT NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania FROM AUG 73 UNTIL I RETIRED JAN 96. DURING THAT TIME I SERVED WITH VP-66 AS A 2ND MECH ON CREWS 3 and 11 FROM 77 TO 83. ALSO A MEMBER OF VR52, NAS GITMO, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, AND NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. AS A CIVILIAN, I AM A COURT CLERK IN CHARGE OF BRONX SMALL CLAIMS COURT AND THE POR-SE (YOU DON'T NEED A LAWYER) PART OF THE BRONX CIVIL COURT. I LIVE IN TAMPA,FLORIDA. (ONE HECK OF A COMMUTE) LIKE TO GET IN CONTACT WITH OLD SHIPMATES AND ANYONE WHO KNOWS THE WHERE-ABOUTS OF AKI RAY PARCHINSKI WHO WAS A TAR WITH VP66 AND TRNASFERRED TO THE WEST COAST..." [17APR99]

HINGER, Joseph hingerj@msn.com "...I served with VP-11 as a FE on CAC-5 from 1975 to 1978. From there I was transferred to NADC/NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania where I was in the Safety/NATOPS office. Would like to hear from anyone in that time frame. From 1964 to 1969 I was a crew member in VRF-31. 1970 to 1973 went to Panama on the Admirals crew. 1974 and part of 1975 was with VR-1 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia. 1975 went to FE school in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [14MAY2007]

HINKLE, LT Gary pastorgary24@gmail.com "...I served with VP-24 from 1982 to 1985. It was a good squadron and with some good people. I've been a pastor and missionary for 25+ years. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [08JUN2011]

HINOJOSA, LUIS L.B.HINOJOSA@ATT.NET "...I WAS IN FASRON-104 FROM JUNE 1956 TO DEC 1958. I WORKED IN THE PROP SHOP. SORRY MY MEMORY ISN'T VERY GOOD NOW BUT I SURE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF MY OLD Shipmates..." [06MAR2002]

HINSHAW, AVCM Donald L. Retired dontish84@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (1958-1962) - Electric Shop/Flt Crew, VP-6 (1965-1969) - Electric Shop/Flt Crew, VP-1 (1974-1978) - Electric Shop and VP-6 (1981-1984) - Maintenance Chief. After retiring in 1987, worked for Evergreen Airlines, McMinnville, OR, couple years and then Horizon Airlines for 20 years when I finally hung it up in 2009. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [01AUG2013]

HINSHAW, AFCM Jack Retired Shipmate Pix jackhinshaw@msn.com "...I served at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1965 to 1990. I served with VP-31 3 times, VP-9 2 times, VP-46 in the late 1960's, CPW-10 and retired as the COMPATWINGSPAC Force Master Chief in January 1990. I spent 10 years at Aero Union Corporation as the Director of Maintenance and General Manager and left in 2000. Look forward to hearing from folks I served with so please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. I am living in Clearlake Oaks, CA and run a Marine Repair business (707-998-2129)..." [PIX Added 13AUG2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 24MAY2004 | 20MAY98]

HINTZ, PN2 Paul J. ;pjhintz@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-23 from December 1, 1980 to September 28, 1984 (only a PN would have the exact dates!) Transferred to http://home.hvc.rr.com/hvweather/ is my homepage for now. A Weather related page, I was researching NOAA's Hurricane Hunters and found VP-23 was designated VPW-3 a weather recon squadron in 1946 just the thing for my story where P-3's were the Nationsl Weather Service's Hurricane Hunter work horse..." [29MAR2003]

HIPSHER, RMSN Rob rhipsher@bellsouth.net "...I was stationed at NAS Atsugi, Japan from 1956 thru 1959 and assigned to Speical Services. Played baseball and basketball for the base. Hope some of my team mates will see this and let me hear from them..." [11APR2004]

HIRSCH, Alvin S. hirschmunchers@aol.com "...I served with FASRON-5 and VU-4 (we towed targets from 1959 to 1960). Also looking for FASRON-5 patch..." [01AUG2004]

HIRSH, Jack hirshj@navmar.com "...From 1968 thru the close of the Naval Air Warfare Center, Warmister I supported the P-3C community in the area of tpae recorders and othe rdata storage technology device, including the first application of a magnectic drum recording system in an airborne application. This device provided expanded data storage for the CP-901 Digital Computer. Other advancements included the first composite DIFAR data recording capability and fisrt airborne 28 track tape recorders meeting Mil-Std-1610. The additiaon of digital channel recording was subsequently apllied to the same AN/AQH-4 V(2). Other countries also adopted this recorder for airborne applications. Dramatically improved Spectral Purity specifications were achieved for ASW use. If there is any other data recording information concerning P-3C, we may be able to provide it..." [14OCT2002]

HIRST, Louis F. ("Ike") Hirst c/o His Son Ron Hirst RHirst@NFA.futures.org "...I am trying to locate anyone who may have known my father, Louis F. ("Ike") Hirst, during WW II. My father was a machinist in Naval Blimp Squadron FOURTEEN (ZP-14). My father was stationed at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco from 1944 through 1945. He trained at Lake Hurst, N. J., Newport, R.I., and Chicago, Il. at the Chicago Vocational School. He also was at Great Lakes Naval Base. My father was from Towanda, Illinois and taught school and drove for a bus line before the war. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who knew my father..." [06JUL2000]

HISE, ATR2 Harry hrhise@q.com "...I served with VP-891 (1954- 1964) at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington. I had many great flights with great crewmen and officers and flying with LCDR Doyle was a treat. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [21JAN2016]

HISER, AMH2 Tom thiser@neb.rr.com "...I served with VP-11 from 1966 to 1970 in the Airframes Shop. We deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I would like to hear from other former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 22DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 08FEB2002 | E-Mail Updated 29APR2001 | 06NOV2000]

HITE, D. G. "Duffy" PRYYMATE@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-47 1963-1966 as an AX3. NAS Whidbey Island, Washington on SP-5S. NAS Moffett Field, California on P-3S. any Blue Whales out there?..." [04SEP2000]

HITES, Dan dmhites@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-17 from late 1965 to June of 1968. I met the squadron in NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I first flew with Crew 11 and ended with Crew 2 L. Spaulding was the PPC. Lots of good memories with the "WE Care" crew..." [31MAR2001]

HITT, CDR James R. Shipmate Pix http://www.vp16.navy.mil/xoh.htm "...While attending Santa Clara University (BS in Computer Science - Math) CDR Hitt attended NROTC functions at the UC Berkeley unit earning his commission in June 1987. Upon commissioning, he began primary flight training at VT-6, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. CDR Hitt was on the Commodore's List at his winging from VT-31 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas in April 1989. He reported to VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field for initial maritime patrol training. Upon graduation from the "Black Lightning" camp in September 1989, he joined VP-48 where he participated in a split site deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. After VP-48's decommissioning, CDR Hitt transferred to VP-40, joining the "Fighting Marlins" early in their 1991 NAF Misawa, Japan deployment. During his first tour he acted as Power Plants Branch Officer, Readiness Officer, Special Projects Officer (EWO), Schedules Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and Pilot NATOPS Officer as well as Instructor Pilot. Upon completion of his first sea tour in October 1992, he joined VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, the Atlantic Fleet's Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) completing detachments to Mildenhall, Rio de Janeiro, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Brunswick, Maine and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Through FRS consolidation, CDR Hitt was assigned the duties of Aviation Electrical/ Instruments and Ordnance Branch Officer, Fleet Projects Officer, and CNAL Alternate Pilot Evaluator. CDR Hitt departed VP-30 in October 1995 and reported aboard USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) at NAS North Island, San Diego as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer ("Shooter"). During this tour he also sailed with USS KITTY HAWK in support of their flight operations. While onboard CONSTELLATION, he served as Aviation Fuels Division (V-4) Officer and Catapult and Arresting Gear Division (V-2) Officer, and qualified as Officer of the Deck (Inport) and Assistant Command Duty Officer. He deployed with CONNIE to WESTPAC and the Arabian Gulf in April 1997. CDR Hitt detached from CONSTELLATION in April 1998 and reported to VP-30 for refresher training before arriving at VP-1 for his department head tour. While at VP-1, he deployed to NSF Diego Garcia, and NSA Bahrain. He served as the Screaming Eagles' Safety/NATOPS Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer, Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer. In November 2000, he was assigned to CPRW-10 as Training Officer, Operations Officer and Chief Staff Officer. CDR Hitt reported to VP-16 as the XO in March of 2005..." [08AUG2005]

HIXSON, AXCS Bill "Wild Bill" abhix1@wildblue.net "...I served with VP-26 (NATOPS Chief) from 1975 to 1979. Now in Apple Valley, MN with Wife Alice. I enjoy good health, roasting coffee and baking bread and other things I can't mention for a multitude of reasons..." [13JAN2009]

HIXSON, Fred fhixson@gate.net "...I served with VP-30 in 1971 and 1972. I would like to contact others who were in the AV-Arm Division at that time..." [07SEP98]


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