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Memorial Picture "...HOOKE, Leslie Eugene...I am looking for anyone who served with my father, Leslie Eugene Hooke. Dad served with VS-25 out of NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1953 to 1954. Althea Jean Mooney asmoon@embarqmail.com..." [22MAR2008]

Memorial Picture "...HODGES, CAPTAIN William M...Just a note to VP-11 crewmembers from 1955-1957. My father, Capt. William M. Hodges, USN (ret.) passed away in February 2004. I was young when we were at NAS Brunswick, Maine but I believe he was either the XO or CO of the squadron in 1957 when he was transferred to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (where he lived at the time of his death...William Clark Hodges shaark2@comcast.net..." [02APR2007]

Memorial Picture "...HODGES, Willie J...VP-4 from 1968 to 1971...On February 12, 2010, Willie James "Will" Hodges, age 71, died unexpectedly and peacefully at his home in Durham, NC. He was born on August 24, 1938 to Henry Thomas Hodges and Helen Hodges Echols in Green Bay, VA. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Avis Groves Hodges; two daughters, Cheri Hodges of Raleigh, NC and Kelly Hodges of Durham, NC; one son, Kyle Hodges and his wife, Leah of Lawrenceville, GA; three grandchildren, Katie, Kylie and Kinsley Hodges. He is also survived by his loving sister, Rita Echols Smith, her husband, Michael Smith and their daughter, Hailey Smith; as well as his loving extended family and friends. During his twenty years in the Navy he was stationed in Hawaii; Newfoundland; Texas, California, and Florida. He also was deployed to Alaska and Japan. He proudly served his country in the capacity of Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Operator, Air Traffic Controller, In-flight Tech Crew Leader, and Operations Training Supervisor. He flew in several different type aircraft, but his favorite was the Constellation. After retiring from the Navy he spent many years working as a Sales Manager for Cla-Val Company until he retired in 2006. Since he spent many nights on the road throughout both his careers; during retirement, he was content taking care of things on the home front, and always looking for another win by the Boston Red Sox. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home in Durham, NC. (http://www.howertonbryan.com/) Those that choose to, may make donations to the Navy Memorial Fund, or the charity of their choice. Howerton & Bryan Funeral Home is assisting the Hodges Family..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [15FEB2010]

Memorial Picture "...HOEFLER, Robert E...My grandfather, Robert E. Hoefler (deceased), was with the VPB-15 (12-1-44), VPB-4 (12-18-44), VPB-100 (2-26-45) and VE-1 (2-26-45). I would like to hear from any of his Shipmates regarding tours of duty......" Contributed by Robert French french4722@yahoo.com [20JUN2011]

Memorial Picture "...HOFFER, Louis J...It is with regret that I share news of my father's death, Louis J. Hoffer. He served with VP-18 (1961-1963) flying as a NAO/Navigator..." Contributed by Thomas Hoffer t.hoffer@comcast.net [08JUL2017]

Memorial Picture "...HOFFMAN, AT Ray...I am sorry to inform you that my father passed away April 19th, 2015 at 8:00 AM. Dad proudly served with VU-4 at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. Arrangements are being made with Stewart Family Funeral Home in Tyler, TX. Services are planned so far for 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Friendly Baptist Church. Stewart has provided the following website for post information as we make arrangements ( http://www.stewartfamilyfuneral.com/obituaries/Raymond-Hoffman-4/ )..." Contributed by Kevin Hoffman kevinhoffman1232@gmail.com [23APR2015]

Memorial Picture "...HOGAN, Ralph J. "Hogie"...My Father, Ralph J. Hogan "Hogie", served with VP-56 (1956-1959). I am looking for any information from anyone who may have known him. He was a Plane Captain on LQ-11 (P5M-2 I believe). I would really like to hear from anyone who may remember him or who may have pictures of LQ-11 after it had the "Hogans Goat" painted on it under the cockpit glass. Thanks..." Contributed by Michael S. Hogan putz48@yahoo.com [E-Mail Updated 23FEB2016 | 21APR2003]

Memorial Picture "...HOLCOMB, ARM1 John...I regret to inform you that John W. Holcomb passed away in July. (John joined the Navy February 12, 1942, spent six weeks of Boot Camp at Great Lakes Naval Station, attended radio school San Point Naval Air Station Washington, served with VGS 11 (Escort Scouting squadron Eleven) and VB-144 NAS Alameda, California.) We found out only a few days ago, when an interested and concerned daughter of one of John's squadron mates, searched the obituary archives in the Denver Post. We all knew that he had been seriously ill and we all feared for his life. He was truly the glue that held the squadron together. We miss him greatly and fear that his book will never be published...Forwarded by Catherine Alexander catrush1946@aol.com..." [13OCT2004]

Memorial Picture "...HOLLAND, AO1 Herbert W. "Dutch"...My Dad (deceased 1992) was a longtime Naval Reservist at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. He served in VS-935 and was recalled to active duty in 1962 during the "Cuban Missle Crisis." He was an AO1 and was a MAD gear operator. William Holland bholl5@comcast.net..." [22OCT2008]

Memorial Picture "...HOLLIDAY, John R. "Doc"...FASRON-118/VP-4 1958-1960. Sad to report that 27 year US Navy veteran John R "Doc" Holliday, MRC USN (Retired) passed away 9/26/2002...Steve/Andy Andruszkewicz sgpa2zfmly@aol.com..." [18OCT2002]

Memorial Picture "...HOLMBERG, Ron...I received the following from JD Meyer, President of the VQ Association concerning the passing of Ron Holmberg.

"...To All VQ:

This is to advise you all of the passing of the our secretary for the past number of years. Ron finished his work and life here on earth, and left us to join his Heavenly Father on Thursday evening at about 9:30 PM, 17 January 2002. His pain and suffering ended then and he is now in the comfort and loving arms of our Lord.

The immediate family he has left includes his wife, Shawnee, and their son, Ryan. There are many other family members who will remember his as well. As of this writing the details of a memorial service are not known. Nor are any of his wishes and desires for those wanting to recognize his life. He did ask that his remains be cremated and his ashes scattered near Santa Cruz, CA, an area that was his favorite. As his family makes the decisions on the commemoration of his life I will pass that information along as it is made known.

As some of you may know Ron served a total of thirteen (13) years with VQ-1 at NAS Atsugi, Japan. He retired from the Navy as a CTICS. Since leaving the active duty he has worked in the firm of Klein and Stump, Inc. He volunteered to be the secretary of the VQ Association when the search for a replacement for our original secretary was underway. Never once have I regretted accepting his offer. I know our Association is much better organized as a direct result of his efforts. He was a master (none better) in the utilization of the personal computer and its capabilities. He used his skill in supporting us all via our association. Most notable in my opinion is our association web site (http://www.kleinandstump.com/VQ/index.htm ), which he independently created.

As our last reunion was coming Ron worked tirelessly to collect all the information, record it, and forward it to the people who needed it. He opted not to attend and instead visit with his brother in California. When he returned from there he was not feeling particularly well, experiencing a persistent cough, pain, lack of appetite and weight loss. His doctors referred him to Johns Hopkins near early November where the diagnosis was the one most feared by us all. The prognosis was not the most positive but he entered into the chemotherapy treatment process the advised and recommended. Although the prognosis did not materially change as the progressed Ron seemed to be holding his own. However, this past week proved otherwise, athe intensity of his pain never subsided. And on Thursday evening his strengthen ran out and he left this life.

Ron, we sincerely thank you for the many ways you have enriched our lives, and added to good fellowship we enjoy. Your many contributions to our VQ community are appreciated, and will be long remembered by each of us. You made my task of being president a real pleasue. Thank you and God bless.

With sincerest humility,

J D Meyer, VQ Association President

PS. For those who have communication with the secretary please forward your requests, questions, etc. to me. Also feel free to pass this message to anyone who you know may be interested..." Contributed by Mel Davidow meldavidow@earthlink.net [21JAN2002]

UPDATE "...The Memorial Service for Ron Holmberg, Secretary of the VQ Association, is scheduled for 1000 AM on Saturday, 2 Feb 2002, at the Fleck Funeral Home, 7601 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel.

Directions to the Fleck Funeral Home, 7601 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD

From IS95N/S take Exit 33A to Rte 198; continue on Rte 198 to first major intersection, which is Van Dusen. Make a Left Turn on Van Dusen and proceed one short block, make Left Turn onto Sandy Spring Road. Proceed 0.6 (2/3) mile. The Fleck Funeral Home is on left side. In the event parking lot is full at the funeral home the church parking lot next door is available for overflow parking.

In lieu of flowers, Shawnnee and Ryan request that any memorial donations be sent to the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society (ACS) will accept donations via a toll free call to 1-800-227-2345. Your contribution can be accomplished with your credit card. Most major cards are accepted. They will also accept personal checks at the same toll free number, and the procedures being explained to the caller. Please remember to advise the ACS that your donation is in honor of Ron Holmberg of Laurel, MD. Also that Mrs. Shawnnee Holmberg should receive notification of your donation honoring Ron. Her address is 16217 Gales Street, Laurel, MD 20707. And of course be sure to advise them of your name and address.

J. D. Meyer
VQ Association President..." Contributed by Mel Davidow meldavidow@earthlink.net [27JAN2002]

Memorial Picture "...HOLMES, LT(jg) Oliver Wendell "Ollie"...Shipmate Pix...My father, Oliver Wendell "Ollie" HOLMES, served with VPB-148 (1943-1946) at NAAS Vernalis, California, Russel Island, Munda, Emirau, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. I plan on placing a plaque at Mt. Soledad Memoria in his memory. I would like to share photographs, stories, etc. with former Shipmates and/or families..." Contributed by Kit Holmes kitholm@yahoo.com [19JAN2016]

Memorial Picture "...HOLT, David Benjamin...Died Monday, February 18, 2002 of a malignant brain tumor. He was born near Nashville, AR on April 24, 1936, only son of Josephine Bryant Holt and Percy Campbell Holt. He graduated from Nashville High School and joined the Navy, going to San Diego for Boot Camp, Norman, OK for Aviation School and Millington, TN for Electronic School. He was then assigned to NAS North Island, San Diego, California and dispatched to NAS Iwakuni, Japan with VP-48 as a Radar Operator. After discharge from the Navy, he enrolled at the University of Arkansas, graduating with a Bachelor of Science with honors in Electrical Engineering in 1962. He then came to Albuquerque and joined Sandia National Labs, attended UNM part time and received a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1964. His entire career at Sandia involved work with satellite systems. He retired after 38 years at Sandia in June 2000. David was a lifelong Methodist and an active member of Central United Methodist Church and Partnership Sunday School Class. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; three children, Barry Holt and his wife, Tracy, Paul Holt and his wife, Andrea, and Lynn Holt Russo and her husband, Tony; two grandchildren, Rachel and Rebekah Holt; four sisters, Margaret Massey of Little Rock, AR, Amanda Fishback of North Little Rock, AR, Charlie Jean Brakebill of Little Rock, AR and Carolyn Davis of Snyder, OK; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Mary Jo Thornton. Services will be held Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper NE, with Dr. Charles Crutchfield and Rev. Marty Singleterry officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Reception will follow services at the church. Pallbearers will be Barry Holt, Paul Holt, Tony Russo, Rik Holman, Bill Lackey, Tom Hoover, Paul Elder and Rex Allender. David was a gentle man, kind, generous and soft spoken. He was respected by his peers, and dearly loved by his family and friends. He will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, Jemez Property Program, 1615 Copper NE, 87106. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m..." http://www.abqjournal.com/obits/obits2002/OB02-19.HTM [10JUL2003]

Memorial Picture "...HOLTZ, Happ...My Father, Happ Holtz, passed away September 17, 2004. Dad served with VP-811 at NAS Minneapolis, Minnesota. I would like to hear from anyone that may have known my Dad..." Contributed by Tom Holtz tom.holtz@cbre.com [12JUN2012]

Memorial Picture "...HOOVER, Henry (Babe)...My Grandfather is Henry (Babe) Hoover he was is VPB-21 crew Nine. I was going thru his book about the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) and just thought I would see what I could find on-line about it. My Grandfather has been gone now 3 years and if anyone out there knew him I would love to here some stories. Thank you much...Steven Daniel aprfulz95@sbcglobal.net..." [14NOV2005]

Memorial Picture "...HOP, Harvey...I am the "old" son of my hero father - Harvey Hop. Dad died in 1999. He served with VP-22 flying PBY's out of NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii during the attack, VP-108 flying the PB4Y-1 then later to the RY-1 program flying Nimitz around in "The Flying Dutchman." Harlan Scott was his Chief Mechanic. I would love to hear from any former Shipmates. Bruce A. Hop bruce_hop@cinfin.com..." [28FEB2009]

Memorial Picture "...HOPKINS, Bernard (Bernie)...My deceased father served in WWII in the Aleutian Islands and was a Gunner in a PV-2. My Dad's record indicates the following: NAGS, Purcell, Okla., NAS Lake City, Florida, HedRon, FAW-6, VPB-136, NAS Beaufort, South Carolina and VPB-198...Janet Griffin j2001@graffiti.net..." [12JAN2006]

Memorial Picture "...HOPKINS, Jim...On the 28th of November 2006 we lost a member of VP-4, Jim Hopkins (1975-1978). He was killed in an accident. He was the TACCO on Crew 3 during the NAS Cubi Point, Philippines deployment in 1977. He will be missed. He was also a Department Head in his second tour with VP-17. Here is the info on his visitation and burial: Visitation - Sunday, December 3, 2006, 2-5:00pm Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Rd., Springfield, VA 22151 - 703-549-0074. Memorial Service - Saturday, December 9, 2006, 2:00pm (reception in church social hall to follow) Springfield United Methodist Church 7047 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA 22150 - 703-451-2375. Interment - Wednesday, January 3, 2007, 9am (must arrive by 8:30am) Arlington National Cemetary. Donations in memory of James P. Hopkins IV, can be made to either of the following organizations: Disabled American Veterans, DAV Memorial Program, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 4520-0301 - 1-877-426-2838 ext. 3302 - http://www.dav.org. GoodDog! Rescue, P.O. Box 41797, Arlington, VA 22204 - http://www.gooddogrescueva.org...LARSON, LCDR John F. Retired oriondriver1975@yahoo.com..." [02DEC2006]

Memorial Picture "...HORAIS, Tony...My step-dad, Tony Horais, served aboard the USS Pine Island (AV-12), known fondly(?) as the Piney Maru on board 11 January 1963. I would like to hear from Shipmates who remembers him...Sylvia Horais sdhorais@aol.com..." [20MAY2006]

Memorial Picture "...HORN, Rick...VP-22 Shipmates from 1984 to 1988! Our Comrade Rick Horn lost his life (car accident) earlier this month in his hometown of Erin, Tennessee. Keep him and all other Blue Geese in your thoughts. Don't hesitate in trying to contact your old pals from VP-22, we may not have the fortune of seeing each other again...Brian Lynn blynn22@earthlink.net..." [30OCT99]

Memorial Picture "...HOUGEN, Raymond...To those who were in VP-214 with my Dad Raymond Hougen. He passed away on July 6th, 2006. I know he occasionally kept in contact with some of you. Just thought you who served with him would want to know...Thomas Hougen thougen@charter.net..." [10AUG2006]

Memorial Picture "...HOUSEMAN, PNC Vee L. Retired...Vee L. Housman Of Youngstown, NY, October 1, 2005, age 74, sister of John C. (Jeanette) Housman and Norma L. (Holland) Sesto; aunt of Douglas Holland, Debra Targon, Aliciaga Massengill, John Housman and Dedra Vee Housman; also survived by a number of grand-nieces, nephews and great-grand-nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES, INC., 3648 Ransomville Rd., Ransomville, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will full military honors will be held Friday, October 7 at the James F. Stone Funeral Home, Harrisburg, PA. Memorials to the Town of Porter Historical Society, PO Box 442, Youngstown, NY 14174 - Published in the Buffalo News on 10/2/2005 http://www.tradevman.org/housemanv/index.html...." Contributed by PARKER, Daniel danvelma@juno.com [02OCT2007]

Memorial Picture "...HOVATTER, CAPTAIN Patrick J...Captain Patrick James Hovatter, U.S. Navy (Ret.), age 60, of Havelock, formerly of Leonardtown, Md., and Fairfax, Va., died January 2, 2012, after a sudden and brief illness - Assignments included VP-10, VT-2, VQ-2, Chief of Naval Operations, VQ-1, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and Vice Commander at Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division. Pat commanded VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam (1992-1993) and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (2000-2002). He completed a very distinguished Naval career as the Director of International Programs for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland...In lieu of flowers, the Hovatter family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005, or www.woundedwarriorproject.org...more..." WebSite: Forest Lake Times http://forestlaketimes.com/ [13JAN2012]

Memorial Picture "...HOWARD, Don...My son, AME1 (AW) Don Howard, died October 22, 2002. At the time he was with VFA-37 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia. He served with VP-45 from 1989 to 1991 as an AME2 before going to Japan and from there to NAS Fallon, Nevada before joining up with VFA-37. If those who knew him would share stories we his family would appreciate it...Martha mb102738@aol.com..." [08APR2004]

Memorial Picture "...HOWELL, Glenn V....I have the sad duty to report that Glenn V. Howell, ADRC ret. died in his home in Penn. last Friday. His daughter, Glenna-Jo Gelnett, has authorized me to post this notice on this site so that his former Shipmates can be informed of this. Here is the E-mail she sent to me on Saturday: Mr. Olson, I am Glenn's daughter and I have some sad news. My dad passed away suddenly Friday afternoon. He collasped after taking a bath. He was talking with his bath aide when all of the sudden he passed out. By the time the ambulance got here it was too late. My e-mail address is tgelnett@ptd.net. I'm sorry too have tell this sad news. Glenna-Jo Gelnett. If you knew him I am sure she would appreciate condolences and remembrances from former shipmates..." Contributed by Donald Olson dlolson40@juno.com [07FEB2000]

Memorial Picture "...HOWERY, Norman K...My Dad, Norman K. Howery, passed away July 10, 2018. Dad flew as a pilot with VP-812. We miss you Dad..." Contributed by Chris Howery aviatorone@outlook.com [28JAN2020]

Memorial Picture "...HOWINGTON, Sam...In Memory of my little brother ADJ3 Sam Howington who served with VP-50 from 1971 through 1972. He passed away in 1975. A great brother and Shipmate...Raymond Howington rhowington@earthlink.net..." [25FEB2001]

HOBBY, John E. SHOBBY@BELLSOUTH.NET "...I served with VP-50 from 1963 through 1966. I really enjoyed seeing everyone in Pensacola. I plan to be in Tucson next year. Hope everyone can be there..." [13MAY2000]

HOBBS, Gary A. Retired gahobbs@hotmail.com "...Hey fellow Boomers! I served with VP-48 from November 1975 to August 1979. I started as a groundpounder with CWO H. Hyde and AD1 Romer, Harry, Tom Stanton, Rig, and Downer Down at NAS Iwakuni, Japan during the 1975 to 1976 Deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan. I was 2nd Mechanic and flew with Crew-7 and Crew-12. We deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska in 1977 and NAS Misawa, Japan again in 1978. I had the best times on both sides of the wrench. VP-48 was the best! I left the Navy August 1979 and moved to Seattle, WA where I got an A&P license. I then moved to San Diego, VA and reenlisted in the Navy after a 3 1/2 year absence. I served with VF-124 NAS Miramar, California, VS-29, VS-41 Instructor Duty, and SEAOPDET NAS Miramar, California. I served aboard the USS Carl Vinson, USS Kitty Hawk, and the USS Constellation. I retired in February 1995 and moved home to North Carolina. Those that know me or know of me send a line or leave a note or call..." [21JAN2004]

HOBBS, YN1(MTS) James C. (Chris) Retired hobbs6610@sbcglobal.net "...VP-67 1985-1989, Naval Air Reserve NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1989-1992, Commander Naval Reserve Force 1992-1995, VP-66 1995-1998, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1998-2001, Naval Reserve Center Port Hueneme, California 2001-2004 and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth 2004-2005 (Retired). Miss you guys! Now living in Fort Worth, Texas..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 10NOV2005 | 23AUG2002]

HOBBS, Tom catminder@tbhnet.net "...I served with VAW-13 in 1962 from TI and Det 1 at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from October 1962 to March 63 with short side trip to Saigon. Good to see all the interest in VAW-13..." [23JAN2003]

HOBEN, AW2 Rick ringgold207@yahoo.com "...I was a Sensor three for CAC-2 with VP-45 from 1983 to 1988 when we were at full strength (CPW-11 Crew of the Quarter). Our crew consisted of Mike Christianson (PPC), Dave Porter (TACCO), Mark Hampson (SS1), Spencer Cunningham (SS2), AD1 Rich Baker (FE), AD1 "WestPac" Dewey Floyd, Jack (2nd Mechanic), Dave Campbell (IFT), Jett Bell (NavCom) who became our TC after I helped him pass his board, and Jim Wheatley (AO). I would really like to hear from any or all of the men I was proud to serve with especially Bruce Getty, who kept Whining Chiefs Culbertson and Bull off my butt as long as he could. PS. I still keep snakes (that info for former roommates Rick Wynn and Al LaBella)..." [E-Mail Updated 29JUN2004 | E-Mail Updated 14APR2004 | 02APR2000]

HOBGOOD, CDR Bill Retired Shipmate PixCirca 1950 Shipmate PixCirca 1990 Shipmate PixCirca 2008hobgood.bill@gmail.com "...Son of a Pearl Harbor survivor and career Naval Officer, I graduated from Texas A&M (Corps of Cadets) and was commissioned via the AVROC program in November 1969. Following Flight Training in VT-10, VT-29, VP-30, VP-45 for DIFOPS (remember that?) from 1971-1974, PPTC on Crew 13, RPS Custodian and ASW Training Officer. Staff duty with FAW-11 (later CPW-11) as ASW Officer followed. I worked for two of the finest officers I've known: CAPT Charlie Prindle and CDR Lynn Grafel. After "Black Shoe" training at CIC/TAO school at FCTCL Dam Neck in 1977, reported for Sea Duty with COMCRUDESGRU-8 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. As Battle Group Air ASW Officer and TAO under RADMs Thor Hanson and Bob Walters, deployed on USS Biddle, USS Eisenhower and USS Independence. Graduated from Naval War College in 1980 and received orders to PACFLT at CPW-2 Hawaii from 80-81. Met, later to be VADM, Mike Haskins and worked for him in the Training Department until taking over Wing Admin. Dept Head tour followed with VP-6 (Ops Officer) 83-84. Next was another staff tour at CPW-1/CTF-72 in Japan as Current Ops under CDR John Brockley. I later took over the job of Task Force Operations Officer from 85-86. Finally got to come back the mainland for a brief tour in NAS Pensacola, Florida as ASO for TRAWING-SIX. How nice it was to have weekends off for a change. Then the BEST tour any NFO can have: CO/XO of VT-10 1988-1990. My final tour was as XO of NAS Moffett Field, California 90-91 under CAPT Tim Quigley. I am now living in the Cedar Park, Texas area (retired between jobs) and enjoying not having to go anywhere each day.first time since I was 5 years old. Would like old Shipmates to drop me a line. Especially looking for Bob Simril, Jim Shaddix, Curt Griffith, Bob Miles et al...DIRLAUTH..." [E-Mail Updated 15MAR2011 | BIO Updated 11JAN2010 | BIO/PIX Updated 16APR2008 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 17JAN2007 | BIO Updated 01NOV2005 | BIO/Pix Updated 28MAR2002 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 26JAN2000 | 18SEP97]

HOCHST, MS3 Daniela Retired sodapopkid@uswest.net "...I served with VP-23 7/92 - 11/93. Would like to hear from my Seahawk Shipmates, and any galley rats out there that I served with..." [04JUL99]

HOCHSTUHL, William C. c/o Matt Getty matthew.getty@gmail.com "...My grandfather, William C. Hochstuhl, was a Coast Guard member of VPB-6(CG) stationed in Thule Greenland during WWII. He is still alive and I was just wondering if onyone out there possibly knew him. Thanks..." [E-Mail Updated 01OCT2009 | 03MAR2007]

HOCKENBERRY, David DRHockenberry@pathway.net "...Served with VP-5 Mad Foxes from 1974 through 1977..."

HOCKETT, David E. grizzley_addams2@yahoo.com "...I am a Plank-Owner for HSL-36 I served from 8/19/1975 til 2/28/1978. I joined as an ADAN and was discharged in Feb of 1978 as an AD-3. Spent the last year and a half TAD to NAS Jacksonville, Florida AIMD..." [07JAN2005]

HOCKMAN, YN3 Frederic "Fritz" tcatsoup@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-10 (1958-1960) at NAS Brunswick, Maine (Air Intelligence) with a deployment to NS Rota, Spain. I am now 73 and still kicking..." [19JUN2013]

HODGE, Mark T. mhodge@hirecheck.com "...I was in VP-46 from 1981-1984 at good old NAS Moffett Field, California. We did two westpacs, and we were the first squadron to do a full 6 month deployment to NSF Diego Garcia (Dodge). It has been a long time but i sure would like to hear from anybody that was there at that time. Take care Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 03OCT2000 | 11AUG99]

HODGE, CS3 Henry Oliver bulldawg99@alltel.net "...I served aboard the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) in 1966..." [23SEP2003]

HODGE, CDR Robert "Bert" Retired lonesomebert@gmail.com "...I served with VP-26 (1969-1971), VP-62 (1971-1973) and VP-92 (1974-1982). Compliments of the Cold War I deployed to places like NAS Bermuda, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I am living in St. Augustine, FL and have a second career as a musician underway - want to jam? I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 15NOV2013 | 23JUL2004]

HODGES, ATC(AC) Bill Retired bhodges497@aol.com"...VP-26 68-71, VP-60 72-76, VP-23 76-79, NAS Brunswick 79-82, VQ-2 11/82-2/87, and VP-31 87-89 (RET)..."

HODGES, AMCS Leon C. Retired navykeywest@bellsouth.net "...I served with VW-15 and VW-13 in NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and NAS Keflavik, Iceland from 1960 thru 1962. Left as an E-4 (AMS3) for Key West and the tail hook Navy VF-101, VF-102, VF-41, and VF-11. Was aboard the USS Forrestal for the "Fire" of 29 July 1967. Departed the Navy and returned 3 yrs later as a reservist for an additional 23 yrs. I would like to hear from my Shipmates..." [25MAY2003]

HODGKIN, Bernerd W. c/o His Son Kirby Hodgkin queheads@aol.com "...I'm looking for research materials which would cover either the involvement of Naval Patrol Bombing squadron 208 or the use of their plane (PBM Martin Mariner). My Papa was in this unit in both the Caribbean (antisubmarine duty) and Pacific between 1942 and 1945.I have the unit's "yearbook" Peter, Bogey Mike.My father's name appears incorrectly as Sodgkin ( Jig Crew) page 20. He passed away on 080497. He spoke often (to me anyway) about two crew members in particular, Jim Lashua (Plattsburg N.Y.) and Lt. Weisiger (Ivy Depot, VA.). Any information concerning persons, planes or histories would greatly be appreciated. I've not come across references to either the plane or the unit in any of my readings.I do have several of my Papa's photographs of the plane. Thank you in advance. PAPA'S NAME Bernerd W. Hodgkin...Thanks!..."

HODGKISS, ADR3 James jkiss1945@bellsouth.net "...I served with VX-1 (1964-1966) at NAS Key West, Florida. I flew as a Plane Captain on S2-F BUNO: 133341 #10 and drove a yellow 1956 Chevy. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06DEC2015]

HODSON, Gary OkiesOK@aol.com "...Served with VP-46 crew 5 IFT from 72-75..." [08JUN98]

HOECKELBERG, Bob Pbymech@CS.com "...I entered USNR in June 1949. First squadron was VP-ML-54, later changed name to VP-721. From VP-721 there was a split off and another squadron was created that was VP-722. I was in all three ending up with VP-722. Leaving two four year enlistments and one Truman year extension on all enlistments. Was Aircrew on PBY6A, PB4Y2 and with a few rides on P2V's..." [E-Mail Updated 30MAY2001 | 31DEC2000]

HOEKSTRA, AX3 John A. hoekstra1@cox.net "...I served in VP-22 from 1975-1979. Worked in the AT shop, with Chief Harris, Rich Sowers, Mac, Terry Bell, Jeff Kells and many others. Went to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines during the 1977 deployment (I think it was 1977). I was the guy who worked 2nd or 3rd shift and was a Lifeguard during the day. I had a great tan back in those days. Anyway send me an email, it would be good to hear from you. I now work for a company that sends me all over North America, so we might be able to meet and have a Beer..." [16JAN2004]

Shipmate Requested Removal [Removed 09JAN2009 | 06APR2000]

HOFER, AW2 Carl F. carlonious@ameritech.net "...I served with VP-23 from 1976 to 1979 (SS3) with deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I am currently living in Glendale, WI. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29SEP2009]

HOFER, LCDR Merrill H. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=3232 "...LCDR Merrill H. Hofer, USN - NFL Number: 3232 - Date of Birth: 3/21/1923 - Date In: 4/3/1941 - Date Out: 7/1/1964 - City, State: Sun City, AZ - Aircraft Flown: EC-121K, P2V, TBF, F8F, HUP - Ship or Unit: USS Enterprise C6 - VW-13 - VP-1 - Pilot Desg.: Naval Aviator - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: WW II Pacific - Associations/Service Organizations: USS Enterprise (CV-6) Assn. - Torpedo Squadron 10 - Silver Eagles - VP-1 Assn. - VP-872 Assn. - Highest personal decoration or award: Presidential Unit Citation - Significant Achievements: 5,000 hours pilot time, at least that much special crew time. Received an Air Transport Pilot rating on Douglas DC-8. Instructor pilot for United Airlines. In Memoriam? No..." [30NOV2005]

HOFF, AT1 Dan Retired Home: dhoff2@yahoo.com Work: hoff@mail1.monmouth.army.mil "...Served with VP-40 in the SP5B's out of NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1965-1967 and with the P-3A's in VP-40 from 1969-1971 (Flight Communicator in both A/C). After a tour of shore duty at NAS Lakehurst, NJ went back to thew P-3 Navy in VP-26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1976-1979. Final tour of shore duty with VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, retiring from there on Dec. 31, 1982..." [01DEC98]

HOFF, Doug doughoff@cot.net "...I am a former flight crewman on PB4Y1's of VP-61 stationed at NAS Miramar 1949-1951. We were on a four plane detachment to Nome, Alaska to photo map the Sewart Peninsular. Was also on a detachment to Pensicola, FL. to photo map the coast of Gulf of Mexico. I was on a ferry crew that delivered some PB4Y2's to French Indo China. Would like to hear from any old squadron buddies that may be out there..." [06JAN98]

HOFFMAN, Darrell deh9@psu.edu "...I served with VAP-62 with Detachments to NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone and NS Rota, Spain. I w with them when they where disestablished at NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [15APR2009]

HOFFMAN, ATCS Gail Supertweet@aol.com "...I served with VP-9 from 1989-1991, VP-31 from 1991-1993, VP-47 from 1993-1997, and am currently stationed at VX-1...I picked up ATCS in 2001 and I'm currently serving in tailhooks of all things. I'm now with VFA-15 out of Oceana. I definitely miss the VP life. I'm now stationed with VAW-120 NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [BIO Updated 10MAR2004 | BIO Updated 03MAY2002 | 18NOV98]

HOFFMAN, H. Peter hpeterh@citlink.net "...While in training as an Aviation Radioman and Aerial Gunner, I flew in PBY's at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I was transferred to NAS Banana River, Florida, where I was trained in PBM Mariners. I was transferred via MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii to VPB-27 in Okinawa, where I boarded the Seaplane Tender USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14). I eventually flew to Sasebo, Japan, where I boarded the Tender USS Pine Island (AV-12). Our crew flew in the areas between Okinawa, Japan and Korea, searching for Japanese ships. The Seaplane Tender USS St. George (AV-16) was also used as a base in Sasebo. On January 16, 1946 our crew flew a party of congressmen to Nagasaki, to view the devastation. They expected to land in the bay and taxi to the shore, but our pilot, LCDR Pipkorn, decided not to land due the rough water. The congressmen were disappointed and voiced their displeasure. However, LCDR Pipkorn made the smart choice. Our crew also flew the congressmen around Japan and landed in the lake at Kyoto for an overnight stay. On February 6, our squadron flew to Hong Kong, where we were based for about one month. On March 2, 1946, we island hopped our return to MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, via NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Marianas Islands, Ebeye and Johnston Island. On May 7, 1946, Our crew flew to NAS Alameda, California. I was honorably discharged at Shoemaker, California on May 20, 1946. I now live in Rio Vista, California after a thirty-three year employment with IBM..." [14OCT2012]

HOFFMAN, Jeff jeff-hoffman@excite.com "...I was in VP-56 from 1983-1985. I actually started off on the USS Forrestal in 1981. After the Dragons, I spent 3 years at AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Then to VR-24 in NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1989-1991. I finished up at HC-2 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia in 1992..." [26SEP2002]

HOFFMAN, John G. jghoffman@peoplepc.com "...I was a radio operator, stationed for 3 months, August, September and November 1943 at the Blimp base in Watsonville, Calif. I flew on patrol blimps K-27, K-25, K-63 and K-55. Some of the senior pilots were, L. R. Luke Ulrich and H. Biedbach. We were flights 1V100. 1V101, 1V103 and 1V104. I was on temporary duty from the NAS Alameda, California. I would like to hear from anyone familar with this base..." [02MAR2001]

HOFFMAN, AT Ray rayhoffman36@gmail.com "...I served with VU-4 at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. I would like to hear from CPO Sharp, CPO Merret, CPO Frenberg, AT2 Rossie, AT1 Smith, AT3 Yorkvich, AT1 Duhame, AT2 Ganacalloa, CPO Dahl and AT1 Shamnore..." [06JUN2014]

HOFFMAN, CAPTAIN Richard A. Retired dickdot@san.rr.com "...Graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy and then served aboard the USS Dennis J. Buckley (DDR-808), VR-2, VP-892, VP-50, Naval Postgraduate School, VX-1, COMASWFORLANT, USNTPS, NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-8, USS Austin (LPD-4), Naval Air Systems Command, U.S. Air Force War College, COMOCEANSYSPAC and retired in 1974. Worked for Martin Marietta Aerospace, Lockheed Aircraft and McDonnel Douglas Astronautics until complete retirement in 1992..." [BIO Updated 26APR2010 | E-Mail Updated 03JAN2001 | 03APR98]

HOFFMANN, Ron ronhoff@execpc.com "...I was proud to have been with VP-21 from 1956-59 I first flew as AM2 with LT. Brian Betsworth and then was switched to crew 1 with CDR. J. T. Griffith. I was pleased to see our crew picture taken in ADANA TURKEY in 1958 enroute to Beruit Lebenon. I have been in contact with two of the crew so far ADC Johnson and AD3 Hicks. I would be glad to here from any fellow Shipmates and hope for the next Reunion to be in Brunswick..." [10JAN98]

HOFFMEISTER, Alex ahoffmeister@chicago.us.mensa.org "...I was a pilot with VP-40 from September 1977 until November 1980 and VP-94 from 1983 until 1985. I would love to hear from any former squadron mates!..." [E-Mail Updated 31DEC2002 | 15APR2001]

HOFFNER, Yo yosuzhoff@attbi.com "...I was a VP-45 Pelican from 1985 to 1989, and deployed to NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I was on various detachments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, Kinloss and Machrihanish, Scotland, and the entire North Atlantic tour. Made some lifelong friends along the way, and a great admiration for the P-3 Orion..." [05MAR2003]


UPDATE "...This winter I began working on making model of a PBY Catalina 5. My Uncle Terry (aka "Slim" to the VPNavy) was a ACOM radio operator from Pearl Habor (Ford Island) to 1945. He passed away January 19, 1998 and I had received the model as a Christmas present prior to his death from my stepson. Due to grief over the passing of my favorite Uncle I didn't begin working on it till this winter. As I worked on it I began wondering where he sat in the aircraft. Having some computer/internet skill I decided to do a search on "PBY Catalina 5" and I fell into numerous web sites. VPNAVY was and is outstanding. I was not only able to answer my simple question of seating but much to my amazement I have been in touch with three gentlemen who flew with my Uncle and have blown life into my vague recollections from childhood stories. "Slim" was part of VP and VPB 23, a Pearl Harbor survivior who actually was one of the first to shoot back at the Japanese from his disabled aircraft!...Messrs Francis Clifton, Billy "Buck" Bulkley and Harry La Brie (via his daughter Leslie) all have contributed interesting and detailed information from this period for which I am most gratfull. The photographs of my Uncle from Francis Clifton are priceless family images as far as I am concerned. I did not possess any photo of my Uncle until Francis generously sent them my way!...Sincerely Hank Hallas Hammerin@email.msn.com..." [22FEB99]

HOFHINE, CAPTAIN Duane J. c/o His Son David S. Hofhine hofhine@worldnet.att.net "...Capt. Duane James Hofhine..." [29FEB2000]

HOGAN, AW1 Alfred L. Retired Nickoli14u@aol.com "...Feel free to drop a line and say hello. VP-10, VP-11, HSL-32, FASO NAS Brunswick, Maine 1973-1996..." [05NOV2001]

HOGAN, AT Jack JOHNIRISHJACK@AOL.COM "...Joined VP-9 in 1953 after AT school. Flew in LT Patterson's crew. Deployed to NAS Atsugi, Japan. Flew patrol Korea 38th to Vladivostok. Ran across picture of CB5, 6&8 with Mt. Fugi in background, on the InterNet submitted by CDR. A. G. Alexander. I was in plane that photo was taken from. Have a large framed original copy on my wall. Seems like yesterday..." [03DEC2001]

HOGAN, AO1 John (Jack) S. jhogan@neurocare.org "...I served, as Air Crew in VP-19 from 1975 untill I retired in 1978. I Loved flying and racked up 2000 hours in about 24 months. I live in Texas and raise horses & grand-children. I would lile to receive E-Mail from shipmates..."

HOGAN, ET3 Mark C. markviienterprise@gmail.com "...I was stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine (08/1978-10/1980), my 1st Navy assignment after ET school at Great Lakes. I was assigned to the FM Comm shop in the Ground Electronics Maintenance Division (GEMD). I remember clearly the accident with the P3 crash, as each command provided personnel to report to the crash site to search for whatever could be found. I went up to the site the day after the accident occurred. It was gruesome to say the least. I dealt with a lot of guys assigned to the Squadrons as my shop provided Audio equipment set up and operation for Changes of Command and other similar functions. I even talked to my Chief about cross over to an Aviation rate, which was denied. I thought it would be more fun to fly than sit around BNAS. I was discharged, Honorably, as an ET3 and moved back to Bayside, New York in 1980. I have stayed in touch with a few of the guys I was stationed with while at BNAS and am amazed at how the time has flown by. In any case I have to say I enjoyed my USN experience immensely..." [23APR2020]

HOGAN, Michael P. (The Goat) mphogan@ix.netcom.com "...Stationed with VQ-2 from 1965 through 1969. Radio/radar among other things. Temporary duty with VQ-1, stupidly volunteered for "Bravo" just in time for the "Tet" and subsequent spring and summer DaNang festivities. Volunteered for every boat trip or other Det available. Couldn't handle too much T-town, Old Hong Kong, Dutch Club, California Bar, etc..."

HOGGENMILLER, Herman "Hogie" ehoggenmiller@ppld.org "...I served with VP-861 from September 15, 1950 until May 31, 1952. I was released to Inactive Duty. I'd like to hear from other Shipmates but I don't have an email address (the one I'm using is my daughter's). Shipmates can contact me at 5320 Galena Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 or at telephone (719) 599-5995. I'd love to hear from some of the guys! Thanks very much - "Sky Anchors Aweigh."..." [31JUL2002]

HOGLUND, AW1(AW/NAC) Chris "hogie" hogluncj@cprfp.navy.mil "...I fell from the nest and learned to fly in VP-47, literally. I served in VP-47 from April 1988 through July 1992 as SS-3 on CAC 5&10 (long live pirate ASW). Had many great times, and many beers with stops in NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (1989), NAS Adak, Alaska (1990), and NAS Misawa, Japan (1992). Made the best of friends, many of which are still great friends. Does "Mole", "Hammer", "J.C.", & "Tiberious" ring any bells? I've since moved on to Wing 10 ASWOC/TSC after VP-47, working in the analysis shop. Half way throught that tour in December 1993 the Wing, VP-40 & VP-46 moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. In September 1995 I transfered to VP-1 who also moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington via NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Had some good flying with that squadron. One NAS Misawa, Japan and two NSF Diego Garcia/Gulf deployments with VP-1. In March 2000 I transfered to COMPATRECONFORPAC, MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii where now I am the WTU SS-3 Instructor. WTU is formerly TTT. I will never forget the great friends and fun times I had while in VP-47 at NAS Moffett Field, California (should have never moved). I would like to hear from any of the old VP-47 family. Two things I learned while in VP-47, the meaning of life and that Dirt-Bags RULE!..." [28APR2000]

HOHLER, David dlhohler@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-7 (1961) and flew as First Technician..." [30APR2016]

HOKANSON, LCDR Andy Retired andyhokanson@sprintmail.com "...VP-49 1958-59 ATAN-ATR2, NESEP 1959-63, VP-49 1964-66 LTJG-LT, VP-30 1966-68 LT, USS Bennington 1969 LT, USS Hornet 1970 LT, NAS Adak, Alaska 1971 LT, USNPGS 1971-72 LT, COMPATWINGSPAC 1973-74 LCDR, VP-47 1975-77 LCDR... I would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 23NOV2000 | 21NOV2000]

HOKKANEN, Robert bob_tyyne@webtv.net "...Was assigned to VC-12 in 1949 and left in August 1950 as part of a AD-4W ASW Detachment (with CVG-2) heading for Korea between Septtember 1950 and June 1951. The Detachment was transferred to VC-11 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California upon our return and we never made it back to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. There are currently four of us AT's that have made contact (Cecil Baughman, Roger Harper, Neil Isaacson and me, Bob Hokkanen). We would like to hear from others from that time period to renew long-forgotten acquaintances. Anyone know where the VC-11 electronics shop folks from the mid 1951- 1952 time frame are? Was on the Boxer, Valley and Phil Sea from August 1950 through May 1951 with the Detachment from VC-12 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. We were transferred to VC-11 and never made back to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Four of us have made contact (Cecil Baughman, Neil Isaacson, Roger Harper and Bob Hokkanen). We were ASW operators on the AD-4W aircraft on the Korean operation and would like to hear from others..." [22OCT2005]

HOLBROOK, AMSC(ret) Mark MHolbrook@sprynet.com "...I enjoyed my time as the Maintenance Control CPO in VP-92 from 91-96. Had a great time with all the turners and burners. Great job to all the worker bees and had a blast. "where is the WO" Where do we get such men!!! Rick..." [30AUG98]

HOLBROOK, Scott (Vinny) vinnman@freewwweb.com "...VP-24 Batmen 88-93 deployed NAS Bermuda 88 NAS Sigonella, Sicily 89 Iceland 90-91 NAS Sigonella, Sicily 92 Faso Det NAS Jacksonville, Florida 93-96 back to hanger 1000 to VP-45 Pelicans From Hell deployed NAS Sigonella, Sicily 96 NAS Sigonella, Sicily 97-98 Getting a little sick of Sigonella! Looking for Diamond Dave and the Roth brothers (SEALS) from VP-24..." [10APR98]

HOLBROOK, Steven sholbrook1789@hotmail.com "...I served with VT-26 NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas from May 1975 til the end of my enlistment October 1978. I was a Plane Captain, in Corrosion Control and the A\F Shop. Let's get a Reunion together..." [23AUG2008]

HOLCOMB, AX2 Howard holsky@frontier.com "...I served with VP-2 (1967-1969) on Crew-4 and LCDR Beavert was our XO. We deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Saigon and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [01NOV2010]

HOLCOMB, John Deceased (July 2004) FlyVB144@aol.com "... I joined the Navy February 12 1942. Following six weeks of boot camp Great Lakes Naval Station, I attended radio school San Point Naval Air Station Washington. Upon graduation I was ordered to report to VGS 11 (Escort Scouting squadron Eleven) consisting of F4F fighters and TBF (Avenger Torpedo Bombers) as radioman/tail gunner and immediately moved to Whidby Island. Our first mission was Submarine patrol. The squadron was then ordered to join the newly commissioned jeep aircraft carrier U.S.S. Altamaha. The first mission for the U. S. S. Alltamaha (CVE 18) was transporting aircraft, Marines, supplies and equipment to Esperito Santo in support of the marines fighting on Guadalcanal. Completing that mission the carrier joined the fleet as an operating carrier for a brief period off the coast of Esperito Santo then on to New Caledonia. From that point on primary duties of the U.S. S. Altamaha was transporting aircraft, supplies and personnel to various U.S. held strongholds through out the pacific. Completing that assignment she returned to San Diego, We trained pilots night and day in carrier take off and landings procedures. At this juncture I was ordered to report to VB-144 as one of the first enlisted men to come on board. Almost immediately on arrival I received orders to report to radar school, Corpus Christi Texas, upon completion I rejoined VB-144 Alameda Naval Air Station. Following intensive training, the squadron was ordered to Pearl Harbor Hawaii via the aircraft carrier U. S. S. Copahee (CVE 12). Arriving Pear Harbor, aircraft were off loaded and After a few minor repairs to the aircraft caused by heavy seas were flown to Kaneohe Bay where patrols were carried out daily. The squadron also acted as navigators for fighter and dive bomber aircraft to various Islands throughout the pacific starting with escorting aircraft to Midway and Guam from Kaneohee Bay. It was here that Lt. Brady tested the first under wing rockets for Admiral Nimitz and a host of other Navy brass. The squadron sent contingents for patrol duty to Johnston Atoll and Midway Island joining up at Johnston Atoll for Christmas Dec 25, 1943. We then returned to Kaneohe bay where the squadron departed in groups of three aircraft destination Tarawa. From Tarawa the squadron carried out patrols, bombing, reconnaissance and killer hunter strikes throughout the central pacific including the remainder of the Gilbert islands, Eastern Caroline and Marshall Islands in support of the island hopping campaign as it moved forward, moving to Roi Namur and kwajalien at this point we were using Tarawa, Roi Namur and Kwajalien in our air strikes. We became quite familiar with names such as, -Betio, Ailinglapalap. Ebey, Mille, Kusai, Wotje, Funa Futi, Nauru, Taroa, Majuro, Roi-Namur, Taonga, Jaluit, Kwajalein. Makin, Palmyra, Canton. All represented as small dots on the maps of the blue pacific ocean. Vega Ventura PV 1 Bu # 34757 ( Stardust) was crewed by ;Plane commander (PC) Lieut. F. O. Like(XO)----Co Pilot/Navigator Ens. Eugene E. Rowe---- Plane Captain, W. A. Reese AMNM1/c----Turret Gunner, R. . A. Fields AOM3/c Tail Gunner, T. B. Robinson AMM3/c----Radio/Radar operator, John Holcomb ARM1/c..." [E-Mail Updated 16DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 29OCT2001 | BIO Updated 09OCT2001 | E-Mail Updated 05OCT2001 | E-Mail Updated 04OCT2001 | BIO Updated 30SEP2001 | E-Mail Updated 18NOV2000 | E-Mail Updated 08OCT2000 | 09OCT97]

HOLCOMB, L. J. "Roy" RH5906@worldnet.att.net "...Served with VP-47 from 1955 through 1960--reported aboard as AT-2 Departed as AT-1. Have pictures and cruise books that bring back lots of good memories. Flew as radioman first tech on various crews. Would like to chat with any former Crew or Squadron personel. Served with VP-7 from 1963 through 1970. Reported aboard as AXC(A) AC Departed as AWCS. Flew with a variety of crews prior to going into Quality Control. Have many pictures and crews books from that period..." [30JAN2000]

HOLCOMBE, James E. Jr. jeh@innova.net "...I was in VP-8 in 1963 when it lost the first P-3A and was on flight crew at that time. Our crew was to replace the flight that went down on station. We was put on hold to wait information about the missing plane when we learned it had went down..." [04APR2001]

HOLCOMBE, Russell T. bigpecair@aol.com "...I had the honor of beeing assigned to VP-56 at NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 1973. I was the NAF SAR Crewman and Air Traffic controller. I was tried as a experiment to do Air Control in a P-3 air-to-air. I am looking for Louie the Gross Out King Crew Chief on Crew 2 I belive. All of you guys were the greatest. You made flying my greatset adventure in the Navy. Give em hell Dragons!..." [16MAR2000]

HOLDEN, AM3 Kenneth L. kenh@bvsa.org "...I served with VP-23 (08/1960-08/1963) with a deployment to the Island of Malta. I married my wife of 56 years this April 28th at 5:30 in the afternoon on the Island of Malta and was discharged December 10th, 1959..." [19MAR2015]

HOLDEN, ATC Merlin Retired mholden16@tampabay.rr.com "...Served with VX-1 during the Cuban Blockade, moved VX-1 to NAS Norfolk, Virginia, and flew missions back around the Keys P2V tech, served 61-64..." [E-Mail Updated 15MAR2008 | 27NOV2001]

HOLDREITH, Harold (GREG) ghold62@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-8 from August 1, 1992-April 26,1994 (deploy to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR twice, Thule Greenland, Panama, and Turkey), NATTC Millington for AE "A" school, FRAMP in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from May 1,1994-Aprril 3,1995, VP-40 from April 4, 1995-May 4, 1998 (Dodge, NAS Misawa, Japan, and Pohang), and AIMU Fallon, NV from May 28, 1998-June 1,2001. I am currently in VP-9 in MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii since June 2001. (Dodge--) and yes, I am still running all the time..." [17AUG2002]

HOLE, AWC Bob Retired bob@bugorama.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1960-1963, VP-23 from 1963-1965, COMFAIRALASKA from 1966-1967, VP-31 from 1967-1971, VP-47 from 1971-1975, and FASO from 1976-1978..." [E-Mail Updated 29MAY2003]

HOLEMAN, Herb desktop@herbertholeman.com "...I served (Reserve Training) aboard NAS Oakland, California (1949) and then FASRON-173..." [04MAR2013]

HOLLAND, Clarence c/o Mark Holland marmelemly@aol.com "...My Dad, Clarence Holland, served with VPB-119 and VPB-200 in 1945. Dad would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [22JAN2011]

HOLLAND, Don donholland@cox.net "...I served with VP-50 from 1969 to 1972 shipped and wound up in VA-5 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. An Externial wing tank fell on me and busted me up bad and was disabled 1976. I wish I had stayed in West Coast Navy..." [03OCT2009]

HOLLAND, Jay E. Retired gpjay84@aol.com "...Sure liked this web site although I only found 2 people I can remember. If there is anyone that was in crew 9 (Baron von Heimbuchers Express), VP-17 from 1965 (?) until the P-3 era. Have been reunited with some of my VP-17 Shipmates as well as a several of my crewmen from crew 9 after 33 years!..." [Updated E-Mail/BIO 20NOV2001 | 18JUN99]

HOLLAND, ATR2 John L. lawhol@bellsouth.net "...I served with VAW-11 from 1964 to 1969 when I left the Navy. First cruise aboard USS Constellation CVA-64 Det. Foxtrot May 1964 to December 1964. 2nd cruise USS Ticonderoga CVA 14 Det. Bravo 1965 to 1966. 3rd cruise USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-31 1969. I was on shore duty when VAW-11 became RVAW-110. A lot of the guys I worked with I remember quite well..." [26JUN2004]

HOLLAND, Joe jholland@swame.com "...I was assigned to VT-26 between July 1969 and July 1971. I was assigned to the Personnel Office. I have fond memories of my time at Chase Field and Beeville, Texas. I transferred in July 1971 to ARDM-2 USS ALAMAGORDO in Charleston, SC. Anyone stationed there during that time should feel free to contact me. I have been trying hard to locate Bradford McColl..." [26JAN2004]

HOLLAND, Sean shdgh@aol.com "...I served in (VP-17) SEVENTEEN from March of '88 to April of '91 as a SS-3 on Crew 8, "Ain't no rules in a knife fight". I moved on to a Tour at ASWOC Deigo Garcia, TSC NS Rota, Spain, USS ENTERPRISE(CVAN/CVN-65) and currently I am teaching (ASWOC) TSC Operator course at Dam Neck, VA. If you would like to drop a line and say "HOWDY" I would appreciate the opportunity to correspond..." [07JAN99]

HOLLAND, W. A. billyswift@brooksdata.net "...Looking for crewman PATSU August 1945 - 1945. I served on Attu FAW-4 Navy PB4Y2 (Privateer) in 1945..." [07JUL2000]

HOLLAWAY, LT Bill retldousn02@gmail.com "...I served aboard Fleet Support Detachment NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and had the pleasure to fly with several crews from VQ-1 (PR-31, PR-32 and PR-33) from June 1972 until June 1974. I was a COMmunications INTelligence (COMINT) Evaluator with CTs stationed at NCS San Miguel and attached to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines..." [09MAR2013]

HOLLAWAY, WO1 Billy Dean retldousn@icloud.com "......" [30APR2022]

HOLLAWAY, CTT1(SS) Billy retldousn02@gmail.com "...I served (TAD) with VP-48 (01/1969-03/1960) at NAS Adak, Alaska. I qualified as a ESM/Julie Operator in February 1969..." [10MAR2013]

HOLLE, AM3 Richard J. holledn@comcast.net "...I served with VP-6 (1952-1953) and VC-35 (1954-1955). I left the service as AM3. I remember the names of those listed as serving from 1952-1953 but do not see the names of any metalsmiths that served during that period. Only have one regret and that is not having made a career of the Navy. Also if there is a copy of the VP-6 1953 Guam tour I would be interested..." [E-Mail Updated 06OCT2011 | 08JAN2002]

HOLLEBEKE, AWC Van "Chief Beke" Retired vanholl@worldnet.att.net "...I came to VP-31 as an AW-2 from the VS community IN San Diego in May 1976. My first tour of duty as an instructor in the P-3B lasted until from Apr 76 - May 79. From there, I went to Recruiting Duty until Sep. 1980. Made a tour to NAS Keflavik, Iceland from Aug 80 - Dec 83. Departed the land of Fire and Ice to Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10)) at NAS Moffett Field, California in Jan 1984. After making AWC, I Left Wing-10 in Apr 87 to join VP-19 just before deployment to Diego Garcia. I spent the next 3 years as the AW shop chief and retired from the USN while attached to VP-19 in NAS Misawa, Japan in Dec. 1990. Am now living in Washington State..." [16FEB99]

HOLLENBECK, Bill billnkar@aol.com "...I was in VP 47 from '61 to '64. I was an AT and flew the "panel" position in RD11, known as "Seashell11"..." [21JAN99]

HOLLERN, Steve shollern@flash.net "...I served with VP-702 (10/1963-08/1969) at NAS Dallas, Texas. I trained at NAS Millington, Tennessee as Jezebel Operator and flew with Commanding Officer Glenn Truitt. We deployed to NS Rota, Spain and successfully located a Soviet sub in Med that active duty forces had attempted to locate for three days. I am currently a CPA in civilian life..." [18JAN2012]

HOLLIDAY, Doc webmaster@navyspecialoperations.com "...VP-31 - Flight Engineer School - Mar to Aug 1980, VP-48 - Flight Engineer - Sep 80 to Sep 82, VP-31 - Maintenance Material Control Officer (MMCO) - Sep 82 to Dec 84, VP-40 - MMCO, QAO, AMO - Dec 84 to Mar 89. Would like to be listed in directory and would like to correspond with any NAS Moffett Field, California VPers and specifically any "Fighting Marlins" from the NAS Moffett Field, California era (1980 to 1989)..." [E-Mail Updated 09AUG2003 | 14MAY98]

HOLLIDAY, AMS3 Michael mikeholliday412@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-24 (1984-1988) with deployments to NAS Bermuda (Tire Shop fiberglass repair) and NAS Sigonella, Sicily (Tire Shop with AMS1 DeJesus). I also was TAD to AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [02OCT2012]

HOLLIMAN, AOM2C Walt waltholli@aol.com "...I served with VPB-74 from April 1944 at Elizabeth City NC through Colon R de P, Galapagos Islands until after VJ day, then back to Panama, then a 3 plane Air Sea Rescue detachment to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba until May of 1946. AOM2C on CAC # 3. Have attended several Reunion and look forward to the next one..." [26JAN2002]

HOLLIN, AD2 Ottis ottishollon@gmail.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1953 until 1956. I flew with Crew 4. Was a great experince. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [22MAR2009]

HOLLINGER, Harold hollyvp81@webtv.net "...VP-81 23JAN42 A/C PBY-5A: I was a crew member of the ill-fated flight that crashed at Oregon Inlet. I was not aboard this flight because I was standing dowm to make room for a Paramount newsreel cameraman and a photographer for the Associated Press. However, these two men were not aboard this flight as their authorization arrived from Washington too late..." [09SEP98]

HOLLISTER, AD1 Don donh@mwr.is or donh@mediaone.net "...I served in in VP-24 from 92-95. I did deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, where I'm now stationed, and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Looking forward to hearing from you..." [31JAN98]

HOLLENBERG, Andrew ahollen@clientele.com "...Hey all you VP BB stackers and Yellow Shirts. I served in VP-24 from 87-90 out of good old NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Give me a hollar if you were there during the same time frame..." [12MAR98]

HOLLICK, Thomas C. thollick@yahoo.com "...I joined VP-11 Jan 1973 in NAS Brunswick, Maine 3 days after the squadron departed for Subic Bay. I worked in the power plants shop and made 3 deployments, two to NAS Bermuda and one to NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I departed VP-11 from NAS Bermuda in June 1976. It was nice to find this page and remember the good times..." [E-Mail Updated 09FEB2000 | 16MAY99]

HOLLINSWORTH, AWC Jack Retired jhollinsw@yahoo.com "...I started my VP tours with VP-2 in Feb 1956, I ended my tours with VP-1 in NOV 1981. In between there was VP-17, VP-31, VP-19 CRAZY CATS [ARMY], ASWOC P.I., and ASWOC School Dam Neck. Would like to hear from anyone who knew me or has heard of me. Retired from the Navy in Nov 81 and retired from construction Nov 98..." [21FEB99]

HOLLIS, YN3 Rich damn.seven@suddenlink.net "...HELLO - HS-74 & I'm a PLANK owner of HSL-74, I was the Training Petty Officer for HSL-74 under Chief Petty Officer Larry O'Connell, and LCDR M. Shewchuck (all USNR-R (TAR)). I re-enlisted & was stationed at the Naval Reserve Command, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana..." [27SEP2007]

HOLLIS, CDR Robert H. Shipmate Pix rhhollis@sky.net "...I have enjoyed sixteen years of retirement from my business and from the navy. The wife and I are still going strong and hope to have many more. For those of you who might be reading this brief history, may it jog your memory and start a post our way. While at Kansas State College, Manhattan, KS in 1942 I joined the V-5 program in Kansas City, Missouri and was deferred until Aug 1943 when I reported to NAVAL FLT. PREP. SCHOOL in Momouth Il. class 8/43; departed 10/43 for WTS at Ontario, OR. class 44E; 12/43 to 3/44 was at PREFLIGHT SCHOOL at St Marys, CA. class 12C-43; 4/44 to 8/44 PRIMARY FLIGHT TRAINING at Livermore,CA. class 4A-44; 8/44 to 2/45 INTERMEDIATE FLIGHT TRAINING at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. class 8-44; Graduated Ensign on Feb. 5, 1945. 2/45 to 4/45 PRE OPERATIONAL (PBY) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas; 4/45 to 6/45 OPERATIONAL TRAINING (PBY) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida; 7/45 to 12/45 OPERATIONAL TRAINING (PB4Y) at NAS Hutchinson, KS. 10/50 to 1/56 Squadron VP-771 at NAS Los Alamitos, California. In 1951 the squadron won the NOEL DAVIS TROPHY for VP. 9/51 married Margaret W. Parrish and son Larry was born 3/54. 1/56 to 8/56 VP-774 at NAS Los Alamitos, California. Moved to Overland Park, KS. to join my brother in the firm of Hollis & Miller Arch-Engr. 9/56 to 6/65 VP-882 at NAS Olathe, Kansas. 7/59 to 6/65 was the squadron Executive Officer. 7/65 to 9/67 VP-883; 10/67 to 12/69 NARS-88 at NAS Olathe, Kansas where I transferred to the Retired Reserve..." [30AUG99]

HOLLISTON, Lee Iblee61108@aol.com "...I jointed VP-2 in mid year of 1958 and was there till June 1960 when I got out and came back to the midwest (Belvidere, Il) to settle down. It would be good to hear from any of the guys from that time period. I was a crew member on YC-3. I will be going to the Reunion in Whidbey this August 23 through 26..." [25JUN2000]

HOLLMAN, ADJ2 Ted tedster52@comcast.net "...I served with VP-50 from 1971 to 1974..." [07JUN2011]

HOLLOSI, AVMM1 Peter Jr - submitted by his son Peter M. Hollosi PHollosi@AOL.com "...My Dad was in WW 2, AvM/M 1stC Peter Hollosi, Jr. He served aboard the U.S.S. Lexington and the U.S.S. Wright. He was assigned to VP-14 NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (was there 7 Dec. 1941), VP-12 (Black Cats), and VPB-2 NAS Banana River, Florida. I would sincerly appreciate any info on missions, R & R, etc. I never got tired of his war stories..." [04APR98]

HOLLOWAY, John A. Jr. Retired johnafthrs@cox.net "...I served with VP-44 as a FE from 1973 to 1977 then transfered to NAF Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, Pennsylvania where I flew P-3A's, of which the first P-3 was one and also YP-3C, P-3C's, Update I, Update II and the first Update III which at the time was the newest P-3 in the fleet. I retired in 1981 after recovering from a heart attack and now live in Connecticut. I would love to here from any of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 22DEC2000 | 15DEC98]

HOLLY, AME3 Michael Jr. mholly01@attbi.com "...I served VP-92 from 1985-1991 as an AME. I am currently in the Massachusetts Air National Guard working on F15 jet engines. I sure do miss NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts. I now live in Whitman not far from NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts. They still have not done anything with it since it closed..." [09FEB2003]

HOLM, ATC Dick Retired dick_holmboe@hp.com "...I served with VP-91 from about 1977 to 1987..."

HOLM, ASC Kenneth Retired k1919j1502@gmail.com "...I served aboard NATU NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from June 1960 to November 1963, Helicopter Utility Squadron TWO (HU-2), USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42) and retired in 1981..." [E-Mail Updated 02AUG2010 | 21MAY2009]

HOLMAN, Bob Rtholmanjr@aol.com "...I was in VP-48 from late 89 till Decom. I was in Crew 10 during the Kadena/ NAS Cubi Point, Philippines deloyment. I was the Nav also on Crew 6 with Rick Power R the D. After Decom went to VP-47 along with Kevin Hendricks..." [19MAY98]

HOLMAN, ADJ2 Charles CharlieHo@webtv.net "...I served in VP-21 from 1967 to 1969. I used to work for Al Acker in the power plants shop. I worked the nite check in NAS Sigonella, Sicily (the last deployment). I was discharged the week before the decommissing. I would love to hear from fellow Blackjacks..." [13DEC2000]

HOLMAN, Irvin Taylor c/o Charles A. Holman cahmcml@wmconnect.com "...My Father, Irvin Taylor Holman, flew PBM's with VPB-206 at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone and the Caribbean..." [21JUN2004]

HOLMAN, AMH3 Henry S. Jr. spajamatop@aol.com "...I served with VP-18 (1960 to 1963) in the Metal Shop with one deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. If anyone out there has any memories they care to share feel free..." [26APR2008]

HOLMBOE, Chris clholm@morganfinnegan.com "...Flew EP-3E and EA-3B at VQ-2 in NS Rota, Spain as a Navigator and an Evaluator from 1978 to 1982. Lots of other jobs afterward. Started and finished Law School DC and retired as a CDR. Now a patent attorney in New York. VQ and the Navy provided great training for life. (Still married to my best friend Lesleigh. Next year makes it 25 years!!)..." [13DEC98]

HOLMES, ATCS(AW/SW) Chris snarfy2@msn.com "...Just retired after 28 years filling the MMCPO billet in a "hook" squadron. Was an AT2 with VP-6 from 1980 to 1983. Worked the HF bench in AIMD and in the tron shop for the 1983 deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. My brother was the radio operator on Crew 2. Good to see some of the names on the sight, brings back alot of good thoughts. Take care Shipmates. Mabuhay and Mahalo..." [15JUN2004]

HOLMES, CDR Francis M. (Frank) Shipmate Pix2005 Shipmate Pix1966 Shipmate Pix1947 Shipmate Pix1945 Shipmate Pix1942 fholmes101@aol.com "...Frank Holmes was called to active duty in the US Navy on August 1942 as a V5 Aviation Cadet and completed Primary Civilian Pilot Training (CPT) at Quincy, Illinois; Secondary (CPT) at Iowa City, Iowa; USN Preflight School at Iowa City, Iowa and Primary Flight Training at NAS Glenview, Illinois. He completed all other phases of Flight Training at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and was commissioned as Ens USNR on April 8, 1944 with operational qualifications in OS2U aircraft. His first assignment, following some leave and travel, was with Scouting Squadron 48 (VS-48), flying OS2Us, doing inshore patrol in Southeastern Alaska. VS-48 soon moved to NAS Attu, Alaska where they continued inshore patrol and flew air sea rescue for the Navy squadrons on bombing missions against the Kurile Islands. In a few months VS-48 was split into detachments and moved to other areas in the Aleutians, one of which was Dutch Harbor. Although he had only been commissioned a few months, he drew the assignment as Senior Aviator (Officer-in-Charge) of VS-48 Detachment Dutch Harbor. At Dutch Harbor they soon transitioned from OS2Us to SBD-5s and continued their mission of inshore patrol. The Aleutian challenge was the weather, seldom good and always unpredictable. As a squadron, VS-48 lost five aircraft; three due to weather and two because of mechanical malfunctions. Ens Holmes lost one of the five -- when the engine quit, he ditched in the bay off Dutch Harbor. His crew member and he survived with minor injuries -- the only surviving crew from the five who were lost. In June 1945 he returned to the states for reassignment and operational training in TBMs at NAS Ft Lauderdale, Florida. When World War II ended he sought release from active duty and was granted same. Caryl and Frank were married in Ft Lauderdale and lived there for a few months before returning to the Chicago area where they lived with her parents as they struggled with what to do with their lives. Frank wanted to return to college but colleges were crowded and worst of all housing was practically non-existent and by now they were expecting. All this was settled for them when Frank received an invitation from the Navy for a change in status from USNR to USN and an immediate return to active duty. He returned to active duty Dec 13, 1946. Following years included duty with: VA22a - TBM Operational Training Squadron at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (Carrier Qualification), VA12a - TBM Squadron in Air Group 11 aboard the USS Valley Forge, FASRON-11 - NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Oahu and Yokuska Japan, NAVAL AIR TECHNICAL TRAINING UNIT - NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (PC R4D), VR-1 - R5D & R7V Squadron at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (PC R5D & PC R7V), USN Post Graduate School Monterey, CA -- Line School, NROTC Tulane -- College Refresher, Naval Preflight School Pensecola - Military Science Instructor USN Post Graduate School Monterey CA -- Engineering School (BS Aeronautical Eng), NROTC Ames Iowa (MS Nuclear Engineering), VP-16 -- P2V squadron at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and NAS Sigonella, Sicily (PPC P2V), BUWEPS -- Project Manager Navy Navigation Satellite System at Washington D.C., NAS Point Mugu, California - Operations Officer Navy Astronautics Group where upon completion of his assignment there Frank retired from active naval service on July 1, 1966 as a Commander. Frank believes that his greatest contribution to Aviation and Space programs came during the six years that he spent as Project Manager of the Navy Navigation Satellite System (TRANSIT) during its development at BUWEPS and subsequently as Operations Officer at the Navy Astronautics Group during its initial operational deployment. After completing 24 years in the Navy, Frank started a second career with TRW Systems in Redondo Beach, California where he was to complete another 24 years in a wide variety of interesting and challenging assignments in the world of Aerospace systems and Computer related mission applications. In 1968, he completed the requirements for and received a Master of Engineering degree from UCLA. He managed the first study of what is now the Global Positioning System (GPS) that has become so widely used today. Among other interesting assignments, Caryl accompanied him to: Australia where he served at the US/Australia Joint Defence Research Facility and, Italy where he led a multinational team of engineers in the development of command and control computer system requirements for Commander Naval Forces South (NATO). On July 1, 1990 he left employment for pay and started working on his next 24 year tour as a volunteer with: AARP Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) program as a Local Coordinator; The Retired Activities Office (NRAO) at Naval Station Long Beach/ Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach as Assistant Director; The WWII USN Scouting Squadron's Association as Vice President; and St Paul's Lutheran Church as Men's Group Leader..." [07DEC2005]

HOLMES, Gary E. geholmes@netquarters.com "...I'd like to hear from anyone from VP-23 or VP-8 that I was with. I was squadron Corpsman in VP-23 from 82-84 and 90-decom and in VP-8 from 93-96..." [06FEB99]

HOLMGREN, AZ Bob holmgrenbob@gmail.com "...I served with VP-50 (1967-12/1970). Had a great time even though I didn't know it at the time..." [10JUL2012]

HOLMES, Ken kholmes@direcway.com "...I served with VP-47 from April 1971 to January 1975. The only survivor of the NASA crash, Bruce Mallibert, was a personal friend (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends April 12, 1973). I knew and flew with all aboard. I was on watch at our NAS Agana, Guam detachment and on the phone with the D.O. at NAS Moffett Field, California when the crash occured. A sad day..." [04DEC2003]

HOLMES, Maria "Rose" votreamitoujours@yahoo.com "...I served with VPU-2 and fod walkdowns in the morning. I just did a fod walkdown on the range and it brought back memories. I am just 7 months from retirement and can't wait! I am at Naval Station Mayport, FL now until April 2011. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29SEP2010]

HOLMES, AE O. W. ONEWAYHOLMES@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-7 from 1961-1962 as an electrician and later as a crew member. My PPC was LCDR Epps. I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. Now retired living in Louisiana..." [22JAN2003]

HOLMES, AMH2 R.C. rcholmes56@gmail.com "...I served with VP-62 (1975-1980) in Corrosion Control and Airframe Shops, NAF Detroit, Michigan (1980-1984) in "intermediate" maintenance level supporting P-3's (VP-93) and C-118's, VAQ-309 (1984-198) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington where I continued working "intermediate" maintenance in support of the P-3 and A6 "intruder" aircraft until medically discharged in 1985 due to back problems. Currently live in West Virginia and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07JUL2015]

HOLMSTROM, AMS2 David B. davmar123@hotmail.com "...I served with VQ-2 NS Rota, Spain from 1983-1986 as AMS2 in Special Projects. This was the best duty I had in my Navy career. Presently serving in Maine National Guard repairing helicopters. Still the best time was in NS Rota, Spain..." [09FEB2003]

HOLPUCH, LT Mike flameout@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 (1970-1974)..." [07FEB2017]

HOLT, AT2 David W. dholt@peteduty.com "...I served with VAW-123 (01/1977-01/1980) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia with a deployment aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60) and Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTGD) (02/1980-03/1982) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia as an Instructor for the APS-120 and ARPS-125 Radar System Maintenance..." [03APR2017]

HOLT, Cecil c/o His Daughter Nancy Holt spunky4bj@hotmail.com "...My father Cecil Holt was in VH-1 and then VP-13. He and I would be thrilled to find anyone knowing about or have served in these squads. I do have a name and address list of all in VH-1, and pictures of Hawaii and Saipan. He is still alive and still full of old war stories, including searches for missing planes in the Bermuda Trangle. Would more than love hearing from someone or two. Thank you..." [30MAR2000]

HOLT, Craig shirlholt1@earthlink.net "...I served with VW-1 From May 1967 thru October 1968. I flew CIC with Crew 5 (Screw 5) and Crew 4..." [14OCT2000]

HOLT, AT3 Donnie Lee dawghey@aol.com "...I served with VP-24 in 1969 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. NAS Keflavik, Iceland - NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal deployment 1969. Curious as to how many Vintage survivors are still around. Still in contact with Digi, Jim Fleming and Stan Bennett. Anyone else bobbing to the surface, let me hear from you. I understand Commander Martini is now an Admiral. If anyone out there has access to USN Aircraft Recognition Manual 70-on with a picture of the NATO Code name May Soviet ASW Aircraft. I would like to have a copy of that page since I took the picture. Pepper Ingram was driving when we ran across the aircraft doing maneuvers with the Soviet fleet. Saddened by reports Mr. Ingrams demise. Anybody remembering the trouble me, Digi and others got into let me hear from you. (I am sure Commander Martini must remember.) Remember a lot of names and faces, too many to mention here..." [01FEB2000]

HOLT, CDR Fred C. Retired fredholt1@knology.net "...I served as an Aviator with VP-16 from 19958 to 1962, VP-6 from 1966 to 1968, and Commanding Officer with VXE-6 from 1973 to 1976. Flew the P2V-5, P3A, and LC-130F/R..." [E-Mail Updated 20OCT2003]

HOLT, Ken kaholt66@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-2 from 8/65 - 5/67. I was an AZ3 at the time, working in Maintenance Control as Logs and Records keeper. I did the '66 deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and was on the first Det to Viet Nam and stayed there from 5/66 to 8/66, worked nights and rode shotgun for the busses picking up the crews. At any rate, I got out of the navy in May '67 and stayed out for three and a half years. When I came back to the navy in Sept '70, I changed my rate to AE and went to AE-"A" school in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Upon completion of training there and P-3 training at NAS Moffett Field, California (NAMTRADET 1012), I went to VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I stayed in VP-22 from '71 to '73. I made AE-2 in VP-22 and made the '72 Naha Okinawa deployment. That was the era of "Canadian Geese", when Cdr. Canada was the C.O.. I worked for AE1 Jim Watt at the time and then, AE-2 Jack With. We had a real good crew of AEs back then. I remember Jeff Powers, Bob Driscoll, Al Ferguson, AEC Pointer and several others that I remember their faces but can't think of their names. I had a good buddy named Jeff Kephart (AD2) that I've been trying to locate for years, so if anyone knows how I can contact him, please let me know. When I left VP-22 in July '73, I went to AV-I "B" school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee and after that I was sent to USS Ranger (CV-61) for two years as ship's company in AIMD. I made AE-1 while attached to Ranger. After a good tour on Ranger I went to VA-121 in NAS Lemoore, California until they disestablished and I was sent to VA-122, TAD to AIMD. I swapped orders with another AE in AIMD and took his orders to VR-30, NAS Alameda, California, where I was the Electric shop supervisor / Maintenance Control watchstander. When the Squadron changed home ports to San Diego, I terminated my shore duty and went to VP-47 at NAS Moffett Field, California (after FRAMP training with VP-31) and I was the AE Shop Supervisor. We deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan in '79 and had an aircraft experience three engine shut down on the transpac back to NAS Moffett Field, California. I believe that was RD-11, with T. J. Templeton as the F/E on board. I made AEC and I was made the AV/ARM Division Chief. We deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan in February of '81, that was one cold SOB. I worked Maintenance Control (Early Crew) for the rest of my time in the Squadron. In May '82 I went to Instructor Training in San Diego and then went to NAMTRADET 1012, "Orion University" at NAS Moffett Field, California. I was the AE Phase Chief and I also taught the P-3C "O" level Electrical Systems course and the LTN-72 "O" level maintenance. I was the Assistant Aircraft Division Chief too. When I left NAMTRADET 1012, I went to VP-19 for my last year in the Good 'Ole Nav. I was the Expediter and Maintenance Control Chief and made a deployment back to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and I left the Squadron there and came back to NAS Moffett Field, California to "Muster Out" and retired August '86. Since that time, I was a NAESU Tech Rep at NAS Moffett Field, California for 9 years, spent one year at NADEP NAS Alameda, California in the ARIES II Modification section, working in engineering, and I'm currently working for the FAA as an Aviation Safety Inspector in San Francisco Certificate Management Office, where we manage the operating certificate for United Airlines. I've just recently discovered this web site and I see a lot of names of people from the past that I'm going to contact, so if any old "Shipmates" out there want to contact me, please do. I don't have an e-mail address at home yet, but when I do, I'll let you know..." [E-Mail Updated 06APR99 | 17MAR99]

HOLT, PN3 Terry L. holt.ts10@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-2 (01/1956-08/1958)..." [21MAY2015]

HOLTON, AX3 Raymond M. "Bubbles" rayholtonray@aol.com "...I served with VP-47 (1962-1965) working mainley on the MAD gear, maintenance and in flight calabrations. I plan on attending the April 2012 Reunion. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 29APR2012 | E-Mail Updated 15DEC2011 | 03MAY2011]

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HOLZHUETER, Karl KHolzhuete@aol.com "...I was with VPU-2 from 88-90 new to the patrol squadrons after my first tour with a fighter squadron out of NAS Miramar. I got to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii thinking the F-14's were where it was at, but left knowing I had the best experience a person could ask for..." [18MAR98]

HOMAN, Bert homan_bert%PAX6@MR.NAWCAD.NAVY.MIL"...Any one out there remember Rubber Duck Airlines? Or perhaps Miyoko in Misawa. VP-47 from 75 thru 78. Never got back to VP, but did have a great tour in VXN-8. Where are the world travelers anyway? Bert Homan retired 93..."

HONAKER, CDR Carl Retired carl.honaker@rda.sccgov.org "...After FRS training in VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California, I was in VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from August 1977 - Sept 1980, crews 4 and 10, and made deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily (two). I was also on a beartrap crew and participated in Project Unitas with trips to Peru and Brazil (great time!)...I had two interesting tours between P-3 squadrons, first as a DLA test pilot buying new C-12s and T-34Cs at the Beechcraft factory in Wichita Kansas from '80 - '83, and then as a C-12 instructor, CNAP Natops evaluator and department head for VRC-30 in NAS North Island, San Diego, California from '83 - '86...After a one year tour at the Naval War College, I came back to NAS Moffett Field, California and VP-9. I was a dept head from Sept 1987 - Oct 1989, crew 3 (Rude Dogs), and made a multi-site deployment to NSF Diego Garcia with 2 dets to Dharhan Saudi Arabia in support of Earnest Will, and finished the deployment flying ISAR and special ops between NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAF Misawa, Japan (Turkey Day in the Desert and Christmas in the snow!)...From there I went on to be the Base Ops Officer at NAS Moffett Field, California and then on to be the XO of the base from 1990 til closure in 1994. I retired from the Navy in '95 and went to work for NASA Ames Research Center to help them manage "Moffett Federal Airfield" as a shared federal facility, and was part of the team that created another concept for reuse of the base called the NASA Research Park (http://researchpark.arc.nasa.gov/). I also worked on creating the California Air and Space Center which is now called Space World Hangar One (http://casc.arc.nasa.gov/inside.html). I worked with NASA until 2000 when I got the chance to be the Director of Facilities for The Tech Museum in San Jose (http://www.TheTech.org). After only 18 months of fun with this wonderful non-profit museum I was offered a chance to get back into airport management and I couldn't pass up the opportunity. After a short one year stint as the Assistant Director, I am now the Director of County Airports for Santa Clara County (http://www.countyairports.org). We manage the three GA airports in Silicon Valley (Palo Alto, Reid-Hillview and South County/San Martin airports). With over 1400 based aircraft and nearly 500,000 operations per year at the three airports we keep pretty busy. Since retirement I've been involved with Navy League (past president of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter), the Moffett Field Historical Society (second president) (http://www.moffettfieldmuseum.org), the Aero Club of Northern California, the San Jose International Airport Commission and various other aviation/veterans organizations. If you are ever in San Jose look me up..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 19MAY2005]

HONAKER, John Joseph Wesley jjwh42@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-31, VP-4 (05/1961-12/1963), COMmander, Seventh FLeeT (COM7THFLT) Det "A", VP-40 (P5M), VR-51 (1970-1972) at NAS Glenview, Illinois, VR-54 (1973-1975) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, NAS Glenview, Illinois (1975-1980) as an instructor (C118B Flight Simulator), VR-46 (1980-1982)at NAS Atlanta, Georgia and retired 08/1982..." [14JUL2013]

HONDA, AO2(AW/NAC) Derek Shipmate Pix ripkid@hotmail.com "...I just wanted to drop a line to say what's up to all former VP-91 Black Cats and all VP-65 Tridents. I was with VP-91 from June 1992-September 1995, and with VP-65 from December 1995-January 2001! (5 year tour WOW!). I am an "8271" Aircrew Ordie and have been doing this since I came in! I really want to get out of this NEC but it's CLOSED LOOP! It sucks because I am limited TO the P-3C platform ONLY (which is not career enhancing). Oh well I am just grinning and bearing with it! I will be transferring to VP-94, the Crawfishers in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and am looking forward to attending U.N.O. pursuing my Bachelors Degree in Information Technology. Please drop me a line if you'd like. A big shout out to: AO1(RET) Kevin Kyle (ARE YOU STILL OUT THERE?), AO1 Ben Davenport, AO2 Dirk Holmgren (Congrats on making second!), YN2 April Brooks-King (Hey you how's Willow Grove?), AW2 Dan Merchant (Hey squirrelly! contact me), AD1 Mike Richardson (SEL-RES now EH?), LCDR Eric Krebs, AWC Billy Howell, AWC Keith Watkins, AWC Joe Garcia, AW1 Jay Townsend (Loved working in A/C training!), and AWC John Hampel (I know you are at VP-69 please e-mail me if you see this). That's it for now. Take care..." [08OCT2000]

HONECKER, Jim jhonecker1024@yahoo.com "...I served with VXN-8 from 1976 to 1980 and worked in maintenance control. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11JUL2010]

HONER, AT1 Tom adtom36@home.com "...Served in USN 1954-1958. In 1955 I joined VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Went to the Marshall Islands for the H Bomb drop. Worked the shipping lanes to keep out ships during the tests. Upon my return to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, I asked and was received permission to deploy to NAS Kodiak, Alaska with VP-1 and we worked the "slot" from both NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska. I was an AT-1 and Chief Aircrewwman when I mustered out in August of 1958. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in the USN and was fortunate to have served in VP-1. I would love to hear from any of you who served in the squadron during this time..." [14AUG2001]

HONEY, Jae jsutter@scotland.ces.ncsu.edu "...Several of us are looking for people who were in VP-40 during the period of 1988-1992. We are interested in planning a Reunion..." [21SEP98]

HONEYCUTT, Jim jameshoneycutt@att.net "...I served with the 1st Aviation Company (Radio Research) (1968-1969) and finished my tour as Shop Chief of the Electric Shop. I am still in contact with many of our brothers. Retired from FAA in 2003 and worked odd jobs since until wiping out my back in Afghanistan. I am now living in FL and would love to hear from any "Crazy Cats"..." [15JAN2011]

HOOD, ABFC Dewey Retired dewjan@centurytel.net "...Served with VP-42 from December 1948 to early 1951. Joined the squadron in Tsingtoa, China. Reds blew up and burned hangers. Made tour to Siapan then transfered to USS Bataan and went to Korea. Retired in 1966 ABFC..." [27MAY2001]

HOOD, AE2 JEFF dhood@hctc.net "...I departed the Navy in 1994, from VP-9 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I was a Flight Engineer. Also served in VP-31 for 4 years as a ground pounder. Did a short tour with VP-19 until they decommissioned. Would like to hear from some of my old Shipmates. I presently work in San Antonio at an Aircraft Maintenance Facility as a certified Avionics Tech. I do miss the travel, friends and especially FLYING!..." [19AUG99]

HOOD, John W. JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net "...Hello from Sunny San Antonio, TX! Patrol Squadron TEN was my very first sea duty command. I had just completed the APS-20 B/E Radar Maintenance Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, MS when I was ordered to VP-10. I began my tour as an ATAN about September, 1956 and ended it as an AT2 about February, 1959. I served from July 1955 until July 1972 on active duty with the US Navy and retired as an AXC (I was one of the original 642 persons that were selected to form the AX rating while serving with VP-50 while permanently deployed at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan). Served in various units including: NTC Great Lakes, IL - NATTC Norman, OK - NATTC Memphis, TN - Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS - VP-10 NAS Brunswick, Maine - NAS Corpus Christi, TX - VP-50 Iwakuni, Japan - NAMTRADET 1012, NAS Moffett Field, California - VS-31, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island - VP-17 NAS Moffett Field, California and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii - VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California..." [22AUG98]

HOOD, Ray rhoodnc@yahoo.com "...Began my Navy flying with VP-40 (8/61-2/63); then on to VP-48 (2/63-5/64). This finished my active time. Missed flying so joined the reserves at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan flying in S2-E's.When they closed Grosse Ile we all moved to NAF Detroit, Michigan at Seldfridge AFB. Became part of VS-73 when they came out with the "One Navy" concept. I will say that 73 was the best VS squadron in the Navy reserve. When they eliminated the VS we transitioned to the P-3 as VP-93. I was with VP-93 from commissioning in 1976 until I moved to N. Carolina in 1980. I than joined VP-64 and stayed with them until 1984 when the Navy deceieded that I was out of their area and they could no longer fly the airlift to pick me up. There was no VP around with any open billits so I joined ASWOC 0966 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. This is where I finished my Navy career, retiring in May, 1988..." [E-Mail/Bio Updated 21APR99 | 08JAN99]

HOODMAN, ATN3 Paul R. paulishood@aol.com "...I served with VP-28 from mid 1957 until June 1959. I was an ATN3 ground pounder and also spent some months with NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii Base Radio (temp duty). Went to NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands as part of operation Hardtack. I have many fond memories of VP-28 and I'll never forget the jet fighter crashing into VP-28 barrack. It was quite an odd feeling knowing that the only things you have was what we were wearing. Praise God only two people died as the results of the crash..." [31JUL2004]

HOOKER, AVCM Harry G. Retired HarryJudyH@aol.com "...Served with VP(HM) 13 in NAS Chincoteague, Virginia in 1957 - 1960 as an AT3/AT2. Deployed to Malta and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Squadron redesignated as VP-24 and transferred to NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Commissioned VP-30 in June 1960. 1962-Transferred to VP-45 (P5Ms) in Bermuda as an AT/AX1, deployed to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Moved to NAS Jacksonville, Florida with P-3s in 1963. Deployed to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada in 1964 (AXC). Reassigned to VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1966. Transferred to VP-44 at Patuxent River in 1968 (AXCS). Deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Squadron moved to NAS Brunswick, Maine in 1970, deployed to NAS Bermuda. Transferred to NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1971, retired as AVCM in 1973. Currently live in Alachua, FL..." [23SEP2002]

HOOKLAND, AE1 Brian thebathook@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-21 from 1974 to 1977, VC-1 from 1977 to 1978 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, (left the USN for a couple years) came back (TAR) at NAS Alameda, California from 1980 to 1983 with VAK-208 and VR-55 from 1983 to 1988. I would like to hear from former "Club 220" Shipmates..." [05MAR2011]

HOOP, Roger rogerlmar@aol.com "...I am currently a Lockheed P-3 Electronic Field Representative. I went throught the Engineering Maintenance Design effort on the Prototype P-3. Also spent time at NAS Moffett Field, California with VP-9, VP-19, VP-46 from 1964/66 then 1973/75. I still have all my P-3 Orion Field Service Digests from P-3A through P-3C's..." [06AUG99]

HOOPER, AE1 Daniel (Dan) Retired toydoc_dan@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-50 Blue Dragons in the early 80s. It was my first VP command after fligt engineer school. I enjoyed over 600 hours of training and operational flight time with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan, NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Adak, Alaska, but I was unable to finish my qualification, I still regret this till today. I continued on with the squadron as an aviation electrician and safety petty officer. I enjoyed and missed flying with my friends and fellow aviators Steve West, Kevin York and many others I wish I could remember. Would like to hear from any old squadron mates..." [15MAR2005]

HOOS, George ghoos@cox.net "....I served with VP-40 from 1966 to 1967. We deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I married my Philippines "true-lub" and we have made it through 42 years, four kids, and 9 grandkids (by the grace of the good Lord). We now live in Tulsa and I run my own PC repair business and ride my motorcyle while she has her tailor business in our home..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 10JAN2009 | 12JAN99]

HOOVER, ATCS Don Retired scpohoover@gmail.com "...I served aboard NS Sangley Point, Philippines (Air Ops), VR-2 (1954-Disestablishment) at NAS Alameda, California as 2nd Engineer aboard the Martin Mars, VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland Air Ops, VW-15 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VW-11 at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, VW-13 at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, NAS Norfolk, Virginia aboard the USS Okinawa (CVSG-56) amd USS Randolf (CVS-15), Naval Aviation Integrated Support Center (NAILSC) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and retired in 1970..." WebSite: "The Road to 311 No. York St." by Don Hoover (Author) [E-Mail/WebSite Updated 02MAR2016 | WebSite Added 26OCT2004 | E-Mail Updated 08JAN2004 | 04AUG2003]

HOOVER, ADR3 James javehoo3@hotmail.com "...I served with VX-1 (06/1969-12/1972) at NAS Boca Chica, Florida and flew as Plane Captain aboard the S2F. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [20MAY2013]

HOOVER, Kenny khoover@ipa.net "...It was great to see some old and familiar names. I served in the "tar" Navy from 1974 to 1984. I served from 1974 to 1978 with VF-201, 1978 to 1979 with VA-305, 1979 to 1983 with VP-68, and 1983 to 1984 VF-201. If any of you would like to get in touch feel free!..." [26NOV2000]

HOPGOOD, Phil hopgood@doim6.monmouth.army.mil "...Flew P-3C Update I with VP-9 Golden Eagles in Active Duty with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska (1985), and split Misawa Japan and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1996) on CAC-4. Joined VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California Reserve squadron in 1987 where we transitioned to P-3 Update III. Transfered to VP-68 (NAF Washington DC) in 1989. This time we transitioned from P-3 B to P-3C Update II. Had a heck of a time with the CAC-4 Sky Pigs..." [11MAR98]

HOPKINS, Herb hhopkins@horton.col.k12.me.us "...Just want to say hi to former Red Lancers (VP-10). I flew with from 73-76. Had a great time as a SS1 operator. I am currently the Business Manager for the Brunswick School Department. I still have the pleasure of watching P-3's in the air. I would love to hear from Red Lancers I worked with from 73-76. Keep up the good work current Red Lancers!..." [17JUN99]

HOPKINS, Kent Kent@Kent-Acct.com "...I served in VP-9 from October 1961 to March 1964 primarily as Radioman and First Tech. I was on Crew 3 until we went to Johnston Island and then on Crew 2. I got out just as we got the P-3s and deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I'm looking for my old buddie's; Doug Bell, Frank Muth, and Fred Andrews of VP-9; and Bob Lepenske and Frank Mirante of VP-19 (our sister squadron). Many of us have reunited by E-Mail (or in person) and I'm hoping we'll all get together in St. Louis in 2001..." [28MAY2000]

HOPKINS, AZ Larry lhopkins@tiniusolsen.com "...I served with VP-40 (1974-1976) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Adak, Alaska. I worked in Maintenance Control and also worked in the Corrosion Control Shop's for a while. Now living outside Philadelphia, PA..." [20MAR2013]

HOPKINS, AMEAN Matthew matthew.hopkins@navy.mil "...I am currently attached to VR-62 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I joined the Navy in March 2003. I have only been in for 10 months but already I know, I'm staying Navy..." [30DEC2003]

HOPKINS, AMCS Wayne Retired wshopkins@embarqmail.com "...I served with VP-10 from 1968 to 1970 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I pick up the squadron in NAS Bermuda in 1968. I made several deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I was a AMS2 in the airframes shop. I drove a 1968 blue mustang fastback..." [26APR2011]

HOPPE, VIRGIL W Retired hoppe@mosquitonet.com "...I was in VP-10 from 1962 - 1965. Worked on the line crew for ABF1 Goodwill. I would like to hear from anyone who was in VP-10 at that time..." [22JUN98]

HOPPENS, Ken (Hop) pltmgr@ancointernational.com "...VC-5 Det NAS Cubi Point, Philippines was my first assignment. I arrived April 1971 until July 1972. I was then assigned ships company aboard the USS Constellation working on the flight deck until my discharge in Sept 1974. My 16 months with VC-5 were the most memorable in my life. I was known as HOP to everyone. I was only 17 years old.I was placed on the flight line working as a Plane Captain for the US2C. LCDR Marks was in charge during my 16 months. Some of the gang I remember are Hutch, Randy Fish, Rowboat, Woody (Woodstock), Al, Bolen just to name a few. If I wasn't on duty you would either find me at the EM club or subic city. I still tell my stories around campfires to this day. My most memorable moment at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines is when a typhoon came in one weekend and they closed the base. Me and a couple buddies were able to flee the base that Friday night by hitching a ride on a Navy bus heading for Bagiuo. We slipped the driver a few bucks to drop us off in Subic City where we stayed until Sunday. Had the whole town to ourselves. You should all remember we recieved the Phillipine Presidental Citation from Marcos for our help to the Phillipinos..." [14JUL2005]

HOOPER, ADCS Jeanne Retired djhoops@msn.com "...Just want to say "Howdy!" to all my VP-64 Condor buddies from way back (1986-1993). I retired in January. Can't believe it, but I don't even miss it already. VP-64 was and always will be "THE BEST" squadron I had the pleasure to serve in. I think of all my old Shipmates often and hope you are all well..." [20MAY2003]

HOPPER, Terry dorunrun@aol.com "...I was attached to VQ-2 from '75 to '77 in the powerplant department. I flew with some of the best engineers in the Navy- Bakker, Robertson to name a few. I'd really like to here from my old crew members and Shipmates..." [24SEP98]

HORAN, LTJG John R. JHoranjr@aol.com "...My father, LTJG John R. Horan, was an aviator with VPB-142 during the war. He recently passed away. I am looking for anyone who knew him or knows of any more sites that might go into deeper detail about the exploits of the Squadron. Thank You.....Fair Winds and Following Seas..." [24SEP2001]

HORD, AW/NAC Garrett Retired savanted1@yahoo.com "...This goes out to all the old JAFOS shop members and the pilots and FE's that I bounced with on so many flights during my tenure with the "Black Lightning Camp". I retired in Jan 2000 after becoming an FE ...hahaha after all those bounces that I whined about pulling the Ehandle ain't that funny. For those of you who remember me I just would like to say those days in the delta pattern were grand and I wish somedays I could go back in sit in the aft observer seat and sleep or study for a rating exam. I later went on from VP-31 to VP-46 and then on to FE School in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating FE school I toured with VP-4 then COMPACWINGSPAC which was later renamed COMPACRECONFORPAC in MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii..." [E-Mail Updated 26FEB2004 | E-Mail Updated 18NOV2003 | 16SEP2003]

HORGER, AT2 Michael horger4@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-17 from 1979 to 1983 as an IFT. I am now a retired Firefighter living in northern California..." [26JUN2009]

HORRIGAN, LCDR Clement V. c/o His Grandson David H. Kowalskidavid.kowalski2@verizon.net "...My Grandfather was CO of VP-8 in 1943..." [19FEB2003]

HORN, AO3 Rick rbhorn@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-2019 in 1975. I was shanghaied as Ordnanceman/observer for a surprise NATOPS Evaluation and was asked if I would consider being ord on Crew 13 with VP-65 (May 1975 to December 1976). Guess I don't have to tell you my answer! It was an immediate and far cry from Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron SEVEN. Best flight time of my Navy career..." [21FEB2003]

HORN, Russ "...VP-2/VPB-130 Mr. Russ Horn, 4443 400th Ave, W, Oak Harbor, WA 98277-2345, 360-675-4033..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

HORNBARGER, Dawn amvmom_76@yahoo.com "...I served with Force Warfare from 1996 to 1998 and VQ-11 from 1998 to 2000. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [18JUN2004]

HORNE, CAPTAIN Fred B. U. S. Naval War College "...Captain Fred B. Horne, a native of Bristol, Virginia, is a 1976 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Upon graduation he attended flight training and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in January 1978. Captain Horne's first operational assignment was with VP-19 based at NAS Moffett Field, California where he participated in fleet operations at deployment sites in Alaska, Japan and the Republic of the Philippines. In August 1981 Captain Horne reported to the Naval Academy where he served on the staff of the Commandant of Midshipmen. Captain Horne was next assigned to Commander, Fleet Air Keflavik and assumed the duties of Flag Secretary and later Mission Control and Evaluation Officer. Additionally he served as staff liaison to the Royal Navy onboard HMS Ark Royal for significant NATO operations in the North Sea in 1986. Following this tour Captain Horne was ordered to the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Upon his graduation in March 1988 he joined VP-26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. During this tour he served as squadron Operations Officer and participated in deployed operations in the Mediterranean and Black Seas and the North Atlantic. He reported to VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California in November 1990 and assumed the duties of squadron Executive Officer. He assumed command of the squadron in October 1991. In June 1992 Captain Horne decommissioned VP-50 and reported for a second time to the Naval Academy where he served on the Commandant's Staff as a Battalion Officer. In October 1995 Captain Horne was assigned to the Joint Staff where he served in the Operations Directorate as Deputy Chief, Counternarcotics, Division. He was assigned to the Air War College, Montgomery, Alabama as a student in August 1998. After graduation in June 1999, he reported once again to Commander, Fleet Air Keflavik in Iceland where he served as Chief of Staff. He was also assigned additional duty as the Naval Component Commander for the Iceland Defense Force. Captain Horne became the eleventh Director of the Naval Staff College in August 2001. Captain Horne's awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star and the Navy Commendation Medal with 2 gold stars. He holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College..." [31MAY2003]

HORNE, Philip phorne1214@aol.com "...I was one of the first pilots to report aboard the newly designated VB-144 at NAS Alameda, California in early June 1943. I had served a tour in the V Division on the cruiser, USS New Orleans. Steaming as part of the task force going from Espirito Santo to try to stop the Japanesse resupply of their troops on Guadalcanal, the decision was made to not have airplanes on board because of the fire hazard. Two of the SOCs from each of 4 cruisers were sent back to Espirito Santo. Royal Dickason and I on the New Orleans were selected for that. We expected to return to the ship later, but in the battle her bow was blown off back to the Number 2 turret. We never did see the ship again although she was repaired and returned to the fleet, taking part in the later action in the Pacific. There were crews from several damaged or sunk cruisers at Espirito Santo assigned to fly with a squadron flying inshore patrol in OS2U seaplanes. Later we were sent to New Caledonia. Then came orders to return to ComAirPac for reassignment and several of the SOC pilots received orders to VB-144. It was quite a transition from the obsolete seaplanes to the PV1 Ventura but we all successfully made the transition and spent a most interesting tour in the Central Pacific Theater operating from Tarawa an Roi Namur in the Quajalein atoll. I believe we did make a valuable contribution to the successful conclusion of the war..." [12JUL99]

HORNE, Seldon Jay "Chuck" thorne@optidynamic.com "...I served with VP-16, VP-28, VAH-8 and VAH-2. I am looking for Micheal Rafferty, Selfe and Lord from Florida..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 23AUG2006 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 24JAN2000 | 16MAR99]

HORNSBY, Harry chs1962@pbtcomm.net "...I served with AEWBarRonPac from 1964 to 1965 (disestablishment) and VP-22 (Crew-7 RADAR/MAD) from 1965 to 1967, We deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska, birth place of the winds, a well deserved name. Anyone remember the flight with a chain on the nose, 2 feet in front of #3 prop? Landed safe thanks to Pete..." [E-Mail Updated 16FEB2009 | 02FEB2000]

HORNSTEIN, Jack jayemh1002@aol.com "...I served with VS-44 as a Pilot during WWII. I would like to hear about any upcoming Reunion's and from former Shipmates..." [16JUL2009]

HORRELL, Les Cpohorrell@aol.com "...Did one tour of duty in VP-44 about 1955-1958. Made chief in the squadron Went to VR-22 across the hangar.Looking for Richard Langlais ADR1 and Jerry Mollenhauer AEC..." [07JUL2000]

HORSEFIELD, John E. honeyboops@cox.net "...I served two tours of duty with VP-23. I first reported aboard in June 1959 and spent 4 years in the squadron, deploying to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and many more. I was involved in the "Cuban Missle Crisis", Project Mercury and several other exciting world events. I left VP-23 in March 1963 and went to VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida where I was a RAG instructor for three years. I then went to carrier duty in WestPac aboard the USS Kitty Hawk and subsequently returned to VP-23 NAS Brunswick, Maine for another two year tour. I could go on and on but I know that anyone who reads this will understand the impact of the people I flew with in VP-23 have had on my life. It was, from day one, a fantastic ride and I would do it all over if given the chance..." [28AUG2004]

HORSMAN, John "Pony" jphorsman@aol.com "...I have served with VP-5 (76-79), VP-30 (79-83), VP-23 (87-89), and VP-11 (90-92). If they would let me I would go back and start over tomorrow -- it was always fun and the people I got to know made it memorable -- they were the best part. Thanks..." [05JAN99]

HORST, AX1 Siebert "Sy" hsiebertjr@icloud.com "...I served with VP-48 (1971-1978). I flew as IFT on Crew-1 in the end..." [09FEB2015]

HORSTICK, AW1 (NAC/AW) William horstick_w@hotmail.com "...I was a non-rate on the USS Midway (Dec 84 to Mar 86) went thought the AW pipe-line in 1987 and ended up at VP-9, NAS Moffett Field, California, for three years. I took orders to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, CPRW-11 ASWOC for one year. In 1990 I did a duty-swap of orders to ASWOC, NAS North Island, San Diego, California (May 91 to Feb 95). I separated in Feb 1994 and moved back to the San Francisco 'Bay Area' and joined TSC-887 for 9 months. I was picked up as an FTS (Full-Time Support) by VP-91, in October 1995 at what is now called Moffett 'Federal' Airfield. When VP-91 was shut down I was transferred to VP-65 in NBVC NAS Point Mugu, California. I am now the acting OIC and Chief of FMP MOCC EPAC (Fleet Maritime Patrol, Mobile Operations Control Center, Eastern Pacific) also at NBVC NAS Point Mugu, California. I have made some great friends and have been around the world several times. I am sad to see the Orion Squadrons slowly disappear. My last VP command, VP-65 will be another piece of VP history come March 2005, when, it too, will be decommission! I, unfortunately, will retire at HYT with 20 years, in Feb 2006, as an E-6. Quotas for AWC this year (FY 2006) were ZERO... none! I'll be looking for work come Dec 2005!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08JUL2005 | 05OCT98]

HORTON, Al hortonaw@westinghouse.com "...UTRON ONE Reunion is scheduled for September 1999 in Pgh, PA per Don McClean. I just found out that VU-1 was redesignated VC-1 in 1965. I will pass on additional information as received. I was assigned to VU-1 Line Division from 1961 through 1963 FJ3/4, F8U Plane Captain...The light gray FJ in the 8mm film pictures was CDR Harris aircraft, in 1961. I thought that it was a great honor to be assigned to this aircraft. After a few weeks on the job, I discovered that along with the honor, came quite a bit of cleaning of the light gray paint. VU-1 was a great experience..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 31MAY2000 | 05JAN99]

HORTON, Clifford L. Jr. DTACorp@pacbell.net "...I served with VP-31, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, CA., Feb 1962 - Mar 1964. Rate was AMS3.. Was second mech in flight crew, Inspection leader, and also worked night check crew..." [14FEB2000]

HORTON, AT2 Don Houhandyman@aol.com "...I was in VP-48 1958 to 1962. I joined the squadron in NAS Iwakuni, Japan and then returned to NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I mustered out as an AT2 and was a radio operator. I would like to be added to your mailing list..." [28AUG2001]

HORTON, George H GHorton424@aol.com "...I was in VU-4 and my main assignment was to gas aircraft. After serving my time at Chincoteague I was flown to NAS Norfolk, Virginia for separation. I can't remember what plane I was in but it was two motored with a tricycle landing gear just before landing at the NAS Norfolk, Virginia we had to shut down one engine over chesapeake bay when we landed the nose wheel colapsed and the port tire blew out. When the plane came to the stop I opened the blister and jumped out when I tried to stand up my legs just would not do it even though I was not injured. A chief in a jeep came upon me and helped me in the jeep he took me to the chiefs club and gave me a couple of belt of booze and I could now navigate again. I remember we had Culver Cadet Planes and one day the chief took off in one and when he tried to land the gear would not crank down as he approached his landing he knocked about 5 inches off each side of his one bladed prop he looked like a drunken sailor flying around till he finally landed. We were in a PBY and I was reeling out the tow cable for a sock for the fleet to practice with after awhile we felt a shock and saw the sock fall. When I reeled in the cable there was only 50 feet left. We got the hell out of there. I was standing sentry duty on the flight line in the heat of summer but the mosquitos were so bad I stood on a grill where steam was coming out to keep the bugs from getting to me. Boy that was hot..." [08MAR2000]

HORTON, Glenn hortongd@aol.com "...served with VP-10 from 1966 through 1969 as an AX2 Jez operator for Crews 1 and 12. Have fond memories of "sunny NAS Keflavik, Iceland", beaches in NAS Bermuda, young ladies in NS Rota, Spain and Rose Mateus in the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. The best part of VP-10 was the flight crew and support personnel. I currently reside in Gardnerville, NV. Like to hear from any x-VP-10ers..." [18JAN2000]

HORTON, AT2 John L. johoto35@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-120 (1953-1955) at NAF Oppama, Japan. I was aircrewman aboard the PBM-5As to Sasebo, Japan and Itazuke Air Force Base, Japan for Air-Sea Rescue. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [31DEC2017]

HORTON, AT2 John T. jhorton58@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VS-31 (1982-1985) at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [18MAR2013]

HORTON, YN3 Leanne (Horton) Forster SnOOpy2166@aol.com "...I served with VP-24 Batmen from '92-'94 as a YN3. If anyone out there remembers me, I would like to hear from you. I am currently working at Navy Recruiting District, Denver as a contracted employee. While here, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Batmen shipmate AT1 Chuck Ericksen. I wasn't able to meet up with his wife, MS3 Vasil, also from VP-24, before he transferred to Hawaii. It's always nice when a familiar face crosses your path! I hope the years have been kind to you all. Drop me a line or two!..." [05APR2002]

HORTON, Robert A. missmiau@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-772 when I first enlisted after basic at NAS Los Alamitos, California. there was a merger and we became VP-774. I flew in P2V5F's and 7's on "Barrier" patrol down the coast to Guadalupe Islands and back up to Catalina Island. Often served as the Squadron yeoman in the line shack at NAS Los Alamitos, California when not in class. I was a ADJ striker back then. Eventually I was transfered to the USS Yorktown CVS-10 where I changed striker and became a ABM striker in the ship's V-4 Div. Would like to know if any of the squadron is still out there or not. WE were a reserve squadron then, now the NAS is gone and has become a National Guard training center..." [02JUN2002]

HORVATH, Mike Retired whidbey_mike@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-47 (1975-1980) as an "I" level tech and then IFT, NAval Air Mainenance TRAining GRoUup DETachment (NAMTRAGRUDET) 1011 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida where I was accepted to AOCS, VP-31 for training, VP-9 (10/1985-03/1989) as a NAVCOM, VP-31 (04/1989-06/1992) Instructor, VP-69 as a TAR and CPRW as Officer in Charge of a training det at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Retired January 1, 2000 on 15 acres here at Whidbey Island. I often times find myself missing a lot of old friends and early morning preflights..." [E-Mail Updated 06MAR2017 | 21OCT2004]

HOSKINSON, Albert "Bert" hosk948@bellsouth.net "...I served with the Blue Sharks [VP-6] from 84-87 in the Ordnance Shop with Chief Stone, PO1 Rock and PO2 Decluesend. Now am enjoying a career as a Chef and laughing at the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. Still think fondly of all the times in P.I. and wish I had never left Hawaii..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 06FEB2002 | 25JAN99]

HOSTETLER, Barry boat321@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-44 (1972-1975) at NAS Brunswick, Maine as an IFT with CAC-1. We deployed to NAS Bermuda (1973/1974) and a split deployment to NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (1974/1975). I then reported to VP-30 (1976-1979) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida as the NATOPS IFT Evaluator. Great times had by all..." [13DEC2010]

HOTALING, Tom nysp960@gmail.com "...I served with VP-23 (1972-1973) at NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [E-Mail Updated 31JUL2017 | 10JUN2009]

HOTT, Charles R. charleshott@aol.com "...I served with VP-31 (1969-1971) at NAS Moffett Field, California (Aircrew) and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1971-1972) AMD..." [03JAN2011]

HOTTINGER, AMS1 D. S. Retired dsh@shentel.net "...I served with VR-48. I was assigned to the C131H outfit..." [21FEB2003]

HOTTON, CAPTAIN Randy Retired pilotyip@aol.com "...VP-45 Oct 68 to Oct 71. Made deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines where we flew in Operation Market Time. We flew over 100 hours per month. I was a XO's Navigator on Crew 20, loved the Cel Nav. Crashed on our airplane (June 2nd, 1969) LN-20 151363 in NAS Adak, Alaska on the way home. Was home four months and went into a split Det out of NS Rota, Spain, qualified a PPC came home for five months and back to the Med 6 months in NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I was given my own crew and airplane the last six months I was in the squadron. Went into Recruiting and was assigned to NRD NAF Detroit, Michigan, had my own T-34 and run around hte State of Michigan talking guys into being Navy pilots. Then I got orders to the career-enhancing billet, TSC Ops officer on the USS Enterprise for initial West Coast deployment of the S-3A. Qual OOD (U), TPC in the C-1A. Things didn't work out on the boat and I was forced out in 1977. Joined the reserves at NAF Detroit, Michigan and starting flying the P-3 again in VP-93, had a couple command tours in the reserves and retired as a Captain. What a fantastic adventure, I was truly a lucky guy to live through those experiences. In my civilian career I bounced around a bunch of airlines few people ever heard of. Flew the Electra for TransAmerican and Zantop. Thinking of putting together a Crew 20 reunion, if I can still find anyone besides the XO and Bob Hartl who was on Crew 20. 1968 to 1969. VP-2644 was disestablished in 1981 and became VP-2473. I served in VP-2644 from Aug 1977 until I transefered to VP-93 in 1981. Served as Training Officer and Operations Officer..." [BIO Updated 29APR2010 | 13MAR2010]

HOUCHENS, Jack pinesduo@aol.com "...I was a member of VP-661 from September 15, 1950 to August 25, 1952. I started off as a member of the EH9 crew and then Plane Captain/first mechanic on EH12. Some members of the EH12 crew were Herb Graul AO1, Russel Speak AO3, ADF Marx, Lt Brennan pilot, and Lt (Jg) Fleming copilot. Other squadron members I recall were John Webster AD1, Schlemmer AD1, Belden AD1, Newman ET1, Sandy Sandford ABM3 (beach crew), Keith Staples AE2, and M. E. Smith AM2. We made many deployments out of NAS Norfolk, Virginia, Breezy Point to NAS Bermuda. NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada during the two year with the squadron. I would like to hear from members of VP-661 that served during the same time frame..." [01DEC99]

HOUDE, Al billsfan4093@aol.com Shipmate PixShipmate Pix Circa 1978 Shipmate Pix Circa 1983 "...I served as an IFO with VP-10, VP-8, and VP-26. I also did tours as a Recruit Company Commander at RTC Orlando, Recruiter in Charge, NRD Buffalo, N.Y. And a highly educational tour onboard U.S.S. Saipan (LHA-2). I transferred to Fleet Reserve in July, 1998. I reside in Hampton, Va. with my wife Helen, and I continue to serve our country as a Firearms Enforcement Specialist with the Treasury Dept - Living in Stafford, Virginia. I now work as Curator of Ordnance at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Kind regards..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 11SEP2001 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 22JUN99 | 14SEP98]

HOUDE, Roger "...I served in the VAQ-33 Squadron from 77-80. I just wanted to post my address and phone # where I can be contacted in the future. Unfortunatly, I am not online as of yet. I can be contacted at (603) 332-4595 or via mail at 51B Whitehall RD., Rochester NH 03867..." [31DEC98]

HOUGH, AOC Don houfekd@cprfp.navy.mil "...I was stationed with VP-11 1988-92, NAS Brunswick, Maine; VP-47 1993-98, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as an IFO (until they kicked us to the curb in 1994); CPWP, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii which changed to COMPATRECONFORPAC when we moved into the AOC John W. Finn building at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. I would like to thank CDR Bob Lally (XO VP-9) and LT "BOZ" Bostron for taking a suggestion and making it a reality! It really meant alot to John, all Ordies, and was the best ceremony I have had the privilege to be a part of!! Would like to hear from my friends out there! BE SAFE!! I.Y.A.O.Y.A.S...." [07SEP2000]

HOUGH, AWCS Dave Retired dhough@averstar.com "...VP-1 1976-1980 and VP-64 1980-1997. Condors and Liberty Bells the best the reserves have to offer..." [10JUN99]

HOUGH, Joni jonih59@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-92 between August 1980-March 1982. If you were stationed with me please check in. I lived on the 1st floor of BEQ 115, which was fairly new at the time. Was also still there when the new recreation center was built to replace the one that burned down several years before. Does anyone know what happened to Bob Van Valkenberg? PR1 and later promoted to Chief. Look forward to chatting..." [E-Mail Updated 18AUG2002 | 17MAY98]

HOUGHTON, LCDR Dave Retired dhoughton@earthlink.net "...I was a part of VP-40 in 1965 through 1967. I moved to flight training and missed the last deployment of the P5M. The next VP stop was in VP-22 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with the Blue Geese in 1973-1976. This site is chock full of memories and wonderful men and women that I was priveleged to serve with on active duty. The photos are appreciated..." [09DEC2000]

HOUGHTON, PR1(AW) Kevin HEY3825968@aol.com "...Best time in the Navy todate. Served as a (VP-5) Mad Fox from Apr. 93 to Feb. 96. Started my journey VAQ-33 "Firebirds" NCSS Panama City, Fl. VP-5 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Currently as an PR (A1) Instructor/Mitilary Training Instructor (MTI). hope to hear from some of ya. Drop me a line sometime. Ouh Oh!!!..." [16SEP98]

HOUGHTON, Larry G. sonomalarry@aol.com "...I served with VR-21 from March 1963 until January 1966. I flew as a radioman on R6D's out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Those were great times. I really saw the world and had alot of great Shipmates..." [04AUG2003]

Memorial Picture "...HOUGLAN, PO2 C. F...My father, C.F. Houglan, deployed with VB-104 in the South Pacific. I believe he was with Crew-13, but not positive. I am trying to obtain anything pertaining to his crew (pictures, rating badges (2nd Class Aviation Radioman), flight logs, etc. If anyone can assist, I would greatly appreciate it! LCDR Danny Houglan dhouglan@cox.net..." [19DEC2009]

HOULE, ATCS Frank Retired fhoule@bellsouth.net "...I am currently chairman of the VPB-119/VP-7 Reunion Committee and we have held Reunions since 1985. I have photos of P-2V-5 BUNO: 128373, 131449, and 131400. I also have a history and listing of the BUNO which was lost at NS Rota, Spain in 1964. I was the radionman on that flight and one of the last to speak with the crew when they relieved us on station near Gibraltar at approximatly 0200 hours. Any person who wishes to inquire about VP-7 and its history can contact me via email or fax at 904-269-3037,tele 904-264-9623..." [E-Mail Updated 22JUN2004 | 31DEC97]

HOULE, AMM3 Norman O. jcon101361@comcast.net "...I served with VPB-143 from 1944 to 1947 including NAS Boca Chica, Florida, NAS Chincoteague, Virginia, NAS New York, New York, NAAS Camp Kearny, California, and NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. We transitioned from the PV-1 to the PB4Y-2 in the winter fo 1943/1945..." [E-Mail Updated 23JUN2004 | 23JUN2002]

HOULE, AT2 Mark W. onthemarktfc@yahoo.com "...I served with vp-11 from 1982 to 1985. We deployed to NAS Bermuda (1984) and NAS Keflavik, iceland (1983). I had many good times while in NAS Brunswick, Maine and made a lot of friends while attached to AIMD W/C 650-690. I seperated in 1985 as an AT2. I am looking for old shipmates Brian Richard, Al Beck, Rick Paskoski and many others. AKA Parka Pirate, Fluff, if you remember me or have any infoormation - contact me..." [E-Mail Updated 16FEB2008 | E-Mail Updated 09AUG99 | Updated 12MAR98]

HOUSE, Lynn lynnhouse6034@msn.com "...Aircrew Ordnanceman. Served with Crews 2 & 7 in VP-46, NAS Adak, Alaska from 1971-1972. My eldest son finished a 3 year tour with VP-11 in NAS Brunswick, Maine and it was fun to revisit P-3's the with the next generation..." [E-Mail Updated 14DEC2006 | 04JUL98]

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HOUSE, THOMAS J. thouse@surfsouth.com "...I was IFT in VP-22 from 84 to 87 and had the best 8 enlised yars of my life. I would like to hear from old squadronmates from that era and am really looking for intel on old crewmates such as Dave McConkie (best f"n AW to fly Sensor 1) and PPC LCDR Cottrel(?) - the best stick that ever bored hols and played banjo at the same time. Would also like to hear from any IFT (RULES!!) from that period set five!..." [11JAN98]

HOUSE, Jerry SGT0614@aol.com "...I BEGAN MY TOUR OF DUTY WITH THE WOODPECKER (VP-49) IN JUNE OF 1985 AND ENDED IT IN JUNE OF 1990. I WAS A FLIGHT ENGINEER ON CREWS 1,2,7 AND 9. FLEW WITH A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM PAST SQUADRON MATES...I am a retired AEC/FE. I was stationed in VQ-2 from May have 72 until May of 75 . Then I went to shore duty in Pensacola until 78 when I transferred to VQ-1. I flew with crew 34 mostly but we were short on engineers and you flew with whoever. I retired in 93 and am now a deputy sheriff in Florida..." [BIO Updated 25FEB99 | 13AUG98]

HOUSEMAN, PNC Vee L. Retired housman@adelphia.net "...I just surfed all over Internet on the subject of VP, VS, ZP squadron information and I just had to let you know how thrilled I am to find people who served in the same Navy as I did in the 1950s. Regarding VP-871, VP-872, VS-872, and ZP-871. Let me tell you that I served as a TAR (station keeper) at NAS Oakland, California between April 1955 and September 1961. And after that I was a drilling reservist at NARTU NAS Alameda, California until around 1974. Oh, the sea stories that I could tell you! But I don't know if any of you remember me. I was the WAVE who worked in the Link Shack at NAS Oakland, California as an AN, a TD striker, a TD3 and a TD2. I was 23 years old in April 1955 when I checked aboard NAS Oakland, California and when I checked aboard my last name was LAUER. I eventually got back my maiden name of HOUSMAN and then I married a Marine (gasp!) and took on the the name of PATELLA. Note: I'm back to HOUSMAN again! But what I want to let all of you know is that I have vivid memories of all the squadrons that were there at NAS Oakland, California in the 1950s and I remember the planes that I flew in--P2Vs, SNBs R4D8s, R4Q2s, R4Ds, R5Ds, HUP-2s, ZSG-3s, PB4Y2s TV2s and SNJs--remind me to tell you the hairy story of my flight in an SNJ with an obsolete AAU reserve pilot at the controls! So if you were stationed at NAS Oakland, California in the late 50s, I'd love to compare notes with you. In my memory, those were the golden years of the Navy..." [22MAR2001]

HOUSTON, AE2 Neil "Sam" neilsamh@earthlink.net "...Served with VP-46 NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1954 and also served with VP-48 NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1955. I was AE2. Read account of the VP-46 "Take-Off Mishap" in SEP 54. I can remember shaving at that moment. Like to hear from those who were there on those two "Cruises."..." [27MAY2001]

HOUTKOOPER, ATR2 Wallace J. "Wuzzy" wuzzy@visi.com "...I served with VP-28 from December 1961 to November 1964. I was a member of Crew 6 and deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Midway Island, Johnson, Christmas, and several other stops along the way. It is extreamly enjoyable browsing through the history of VP-28. I still go through the Cruise Books several time a year..." [E-Mail Updated 15AUG2008 | 28MAR2007]

HOUY, John W. jhouy@int-usa.net "...I was stationed at VP-92 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts during the period of 1982-1985 as a TAR. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." [02APR2000]

HOVERSON, Marshall P. "Tex" Shipmate PixCirca 1967 hoverson@att.net "...I served with VP-18 from 1966 to 1967 at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I am looking for any persons who served with me. I know the addresses and phone numbers of a few of the guys if anyone is interested. I am looking for Tom Fogarty and Ken Hartenstien in particular..." [E-Mail Updated 26AUG2008 | PIX Added 14APR2006 | 13APR2006]

HOWARD, Bobby boje80@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-4 from August 1978 til August 1980. Had a great time. I was a Warrant and worked in maintenance. I had come from NAS Dallas, Texas and my detailer told me that if I took a tour in VP-4 he would send me back to NAS Dallas, Texas to retire. Had a strange career. Started off in Ground Approach Radar in 1956 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and ended my career at a GRound Approach Radar site in NAS Dallas, Texas. CDR West was the Commanding Officer when I was in the squadron. I was in 3 Patrol Sqs, VP-19, VP-7, and of course VP-4 and the rest of my career was in G C A Units..." [06MAY2001]

HOWARD, AOAN Charles choward4@maine.rr.com "...Was in VP-26 from Spring of '72 till I was discharged in May of '73. That included a tour in NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Any one on that one remembers th operations out of the tents at the Catania Airport while ours was repaved. Can't remember names but if I saw faces it would probably work. Remember endless hours in the line shack "on watch" playing spades. My Daughter was born in Naples after flying there on the duty plane. The C-3 wouldn't start. Anyone remember the plane that went into the dirt at the end of the runway and we all spent the night diging it out enough so it could be towed back to the hanger for repairs. I believe 'somebody" had cut power on 2 engines while trying to take off. Didn't work..." [04NOV2004]

HOWARD, Charles W. "Bill" c/o His Daughter Kitty Sherback Shipmate Pix Lealuger@aol.com "...My Father, Charles W. Howard, enlisted January 24, 1942 and was discharged November 16, 1945. He was a Chief Ordinanceman with VP-205 during WWII. VP-205 patrolled the Atlantic Ocean from Virginia to the Coast of Africa and back and the Pacific from San Francisco to Tokyo..." [PIX Added 06FEB2003 | BIO Updated 04FEB2003 | 16JAN2003]

HOWARD, AMS3 Chris choward40@yahoo.com "...I was assigned to VP-56 from Jan 78 to July 1980. Man that was the best time of my life. Former Shipmates fell free to contact me..." [29MAR2007]

HOWARD, PHCS (NAC) Dave Retired daveh@howent.com "...Hello fellow Shipmates of VP-44. Thrilled to see some names that were very familiar. I served with VP-44 from 1979-1981. We did the first deployment of P-3 Update II aircraft to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Then was broken-hearted (yeah, right!!) to learn that our scheduled deployment to NS Rota, Spain would be cancelled for the West Pac deployment to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. For those who might not remember me, I worked out of the AIO office (LTjg Jeanine Gregoire). My job was train pilots and AO's (mostly) on running rigging patterns using the Agiflite camera system. Can't tell you how proud I was of each one of you. We won so many CPW-5 Photo of the Month contests that I believe they disqualified us from further participation. Serving with VP-44 was the most incredible and rewarding experience I had in the Navy. From VP-44, I went to the FLAVFACLANT, NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1981-1984; FLTAVFACLANT NAS Keflavik, Iceland from 1984-1987 (hooked up with CAPT Goolsby when he was assigned Chief of Staff, COMFAIRKEF); Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 26) 1987; and finally Naval Technical Intelligence Center, Suitland. I retired in July 1989. If anyone wants to recount stories of sandbagging the MCPOC door during a typhoon in Kadena or bartending naked in Kef, and many more stories, please feel free to contact me. I see a couple of photomates on these pages, will try to contact you guys..." [09APR2003]

HOWARD, AD2 Gregory "Howie" h0wie3032@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-62 (1991-1997) in the Mech Shop working on the P-3 and AIMD NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (1997-2001) in the Engine Shop, Prop Shop and Prop Control Test Shop working on T-56-14 and T-56-11 and related systems. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [01OCT2012]

HOWARD, John Paul jphoward48@aol.com "...Served in VP-31 Det Noris from April 1967 to 1969. The P2V was our aircraft, real old time flying, low and slow. We phases out the P5M and sent the last one to a muesium, with VP-41 painted on it, wonder why. Good Old Pappy Viel taught me all about the R3350. Like to hear from some old friends from VP-31..." [18NOV2005]

HOWARD, Lanny E. lannyhoward@excite.com "...I was stationed with VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1961 to 1964. The P2V shots by Glenn Hill, an old crew member, were exciting to say the least..." [11APR2003]

HOWARD, Ralph W. ralph.howard@att.net "...I served with ZW-1 (1959-1961) at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey working in the Metal Shop. I was scheduled to fly aboard "242" but F. Furny took my place because he needed some flight time - sadly, "242" was lost that day. It was great hearing from Bo Satwood many years ago. My wife & I visited base and took tour in 2005. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E=MAIL/BIO Updated 11APR2021 | 22APR2001]

HOWARD, TD2R Terris C. tch6535@aol.com "...I served with FAETUPAC (1953-01/1955) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I was a simulator instructor..." [09DEC2020]

HOWARD, Tim tim@prismatic.com "...After A school and B (AFTA) school in Millington, TN I joined VP-50 just as the P-3C arrived in 1972. Made several tri-site deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Guam, and NAS Moffett Field, California. VP-50 was the first squadron to make that three way deployment--2 months in each site with 1/3 of the planes and people at each location. Remember "Cynthia" the name given to the plane that made the weekly round robin trip ferrying people and supplies between the three sites. Left VP-50 for NAMTD 1012 at NAS Moffett Field, California in 1975. I left the Navy in 1978 as an AT1. I still have many fond memories of those times and the great Shipmates..." [12AUG99]

HOWARTH, AT2 Les Shipmate Pix Circa 1978 thepcdoctor6@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (AT2/IFT) from June 1976 through May 1979. Anybody from the Tweet shop or Crew 9 out there? Grayhawk, Keen, Vivian, Moore - can ya hear me now? I also served with VP-31 from June 1979 through October 1980 and still remember Zeke (Airport), John, Shack, Art and his rabbits, and others..." [PIX/BIO Updated 18JAN2004 | 10NOV2003]

HOWDEN, Richard M. rm.howde@hotmail.com "...Attended "A" School at NAS Millington, Tennessee (1974), ASWOC (1975-1977) at NS Rota, Spain Rota Spain, VP-30 (Flight School), VP-44 (1977-1979) with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland flying with CAC-12. Got out in 1979 and moved to London for 6 months. Ended up back in the States and started working at Todd Shipyards in San Pedro, Ca. in the Combat Systems Test team. Never spent more than a couple of hours on a ship the entire time in the Navy and ended up working on new construction FFG's. I found out what it was like to "walk the bulkheads" during heavy seas and the port and starboard 1990's that was done to check the ship. Knew right then that I was VERY thankful to have been in the P-3 community and "home every night." I did surveillance while in the Navy and I still do it as my business in Colorado. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 15JAN2014 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 01NOV2013 | 24SEP99]

HOWE, Clay howec@charter.net "...I'd like to get in touch with ex-VP-44 Shipmates from the late 1950's - early 1960's..." [E-Mail Updated 04MAY2002 | E-Mail Updated 08SEP99 | 00JAN97]

HOWE, AD1 David Retired howe6310@charter.net "...I served with VP-5 (Second Mechanic) from 1975 to 1979, VP-62 (SELRES) fom June 1979 to November 1979, VP-93 (F/E Both as a SELRES and then a TAR) from January 1980 to December 1989, VP-65 from 1989 to December 1993 and finishing with VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana..." [E-Mail Updated 13JUN2008 | E-Mail Updated 11APR2000 | 02OCT98]

HOWE, Eric "Toby" howe13@cybertours.com "...Still looking for my old sea dad ADC(RET) Lipofsky. I was a FEAP in VP-44 from 89-90, and again in VP-10 from 90-96 (qualed as FE in 92). I'm now serving time in VP-8 as OPS FE. Miss all those old Red Lancers..." [24APR98]

HOWE, Patrick patrickhowe@comcast.net "...I was a FCPC in SP2H in VP-92 in the 1970's. I then became the NATOPS FE in P-3's at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts..." [07FEB2006]

HOWE, AT2 Gary garynjan@htc.net "...I served with VP-31 from October 1960 to March 1963 as a AT2 on RP-5 BUNO: 135557. I am 67 years young and would love to hear from any of my former AT's or AE's..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 11APR2008 | 15JAN2002]

HOWE, CDR Rob Retired robhowegpa@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-2 (1973-1976) as an Eval and Mission Commander (EC-121M, EA-3B and EP-3E) and NTTC Corry Station, Pensacola, FL as a EW Instructor. Left the service and joined John Deere and joined Reserve Squadron VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois. Retired from both and now living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I was on that almost fateful flight of the last EC-121M to cross the Atlantic that almost went down..." [19MAY2016]

HOWE, Stan stanhowe815@juno.com "...I served with VP-6 while they were flying the P2. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [23JUL2012]

HOWELL, Clark W. (Bill) cwhowell@nac.net "...I served with VS-42 in the Supply Department from its establishment (September 1961) to deestablishment (Augugst 1962). It was my first assignment in the Navy and I arrived as an AA and finished as an AK3. I also served with VAW-12 from 1962 to 1963..." WebSite: http://cwhowell2.tripod.com [E-Mail Updated 01SEP2004 | E-Mail Updated 29AUG2002 | BIO Updated 04AUG2002 | 31DEC2001]

HOWELL, Buz Shipmate Pix buzhowell@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-48 (1978-1981) with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NSF Diego Garcia, Philippine Islands, Osan Korea, Singapore, and other places. I had a great tour and had the best Shipmates anyone would ever want to have and made some of the best friends. I would like to say that the VP Navy are the best the Navy has but than it was the only Navy I knew than and being a part of the Boomerangs could not have been better. I married my wife, Karen, at NAS Moffett Field, California, and had a daughter, Samantha. I was on NSF Diego Garcia when I got the call that my daughter had died and I flew home from there on an Air Force C-5 so NSF Diego Garcia was the last place I was at overseas. Since than had two more kids another daughter, Saundra a college grad, and a son, Joshua who, like his dad joined the Navy but is on the USS Georgia (SSGN-729) which is a submarine. His first stop overseas was NSF Diego Garcia. I was able to take a 24-hour Tiger Cruise with him a few years back and it was great. To be part of a team that chased subs and than to get a ride on a sub who could ask for more?..." [05FEB2012]

HOWELL, David davidhowellccl@gmail.com "...I served with VP-56 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1966 to 1969. My hometown was Milledgeville, GA but now live in Lavonia, GA where I am a City Councilman and Vice Mayor..." [21OCT2009]

HOWELL, AOC Ed Retired edhoel@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-94 when I retired in April 1989 (a victim of high year tenure). Hope to hear from anyone that is now or has been a member of VP-94..." [24MAR99]

HOWELL, CPO Freddie S. Retired luluflash@msn.com "...I served with VP-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1962-1965 (I was an AE2 assigned to Combat Aircrew on P-3A BUNO: 148884), NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1965 to 1969, VP-5 from 1970-1974 (made Chief), and then served at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida. Retired in 1977. there. My total P-3 flight time is around 4000 hrs. Would love to here from some of my old buddies..." [08JAN2003]

HOWELL, Gary Retired dlbgkh@aol.com "...I served with VT-27 (12/1965-07/1968) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas flying TS-2A, Aviation Safety (09/1968-11/1970) as NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VP-94 (11/1970), VP-92 (10/1972-03/1976), VA-176 at NAS Oceana, VA, USS America (CV-66), CAG-6 (09/1977-02/1979) USS Independence (CV-62), VT-23 at NAS Kingsville, Texas, VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California with two deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and retired July 1984. I now live Dallas area as Vice President of a Traffic Control Company..." [22APR2016]

HOWELL, Gordon D. gh34250@cs.com "...I was in VP-8 from 1955 until discharge in 1958. Homebase at the time was NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. However, the squadron then was split between Chincoteague and NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. I would like to hear from anyone that knew me during that time. I have been trying to find Wally Dykes. He was a parachute rigger II..." [29MAY2000]

HOWELL, Jerry how75isme@comcast.net "...I served with VR-2 (1956-1957) at NAS Alameda, California..." [01MAY2013]

HOWELL, John jghowe@earthlink.net "...VP-9 85 to 89, NAMTGD NAS Moffett Field, California 89 to retirement in 6/92..." [24MAY98]

HOWELL, AWC Ken STOTAW2666@AOL.COM "...I served proudly with the Batmen (VP-24) from '81 to 85, then did time with VP-30, VP-45, RATCEN, VS-41 and now with FASO NAS Jacksonville, Florida. "The worst day in the air is still better than the best day on the ground!"..." [26FEB99]

HOWELL, AMS3 ROD webchoice@excite.com "...It seems every time the season starts I get excited about it. It brings back old memories from the 1960's at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and my old squadron (VW-4). I miss the old Super Connies that we flew on for 12 to 18 hours on a single flight. I plan to put up a Web Site soon about my old squadron since I have a lot of old pics and interesting articles about the subject. If anyone has any good pictures or articles please get in touch. I was stationed in NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1966 to 1970 and was a Plane Captain on MH143198. Have a good one and keep safe..." WebSite: http://home.kscable.com/webchoice [BIO/WebSite Updated 20SEP2001 | E-Mail Updated 05AUG99 | 31AUG98]

HEWELL, AT2 Timoth P. thewell1936@gmail.com "...I served with VP-44 (1957) and flew with Crew-5..." [14AUG2014]

HOWELL, AW William "Red" wahowell321@gmail.com "...I served with VP-26 (09/1973-08/1976) with deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAS Bermuda. I am looking for Robert J. HILL "Bob" and AWC DRUMWRIGHT "Dudley Doo Right"..." [E-Mail Updated 05JUL2022 | E-Mail Updated 16FEB2013 | E-Mail Updated 20SEP2001 | 27FEB98]

HOWELL, Willie Dean howellw1948@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-48, VP-19, VP-40, VP-31, two tours VAP-61, USS Constellation, and NADEP Alameda, California..." [13DEC2005]

HOWELLS, Joseph axisc2@aol.com "...I served with VU-7 on Coronado Island and NAS Miramar. I was TAD to the dispensary til I went to Hospital Corps School. There were several of us. We served in 1964..." [02NOV2002]

HOWER, Loy "Howie" loyhower@usa.net "... current member of VP-40. Previously attached to VP-56, VP-45, and NADC (NAWCACDIVWAR)..."

HOWERTH, AK3 Dennis kdhowerth@hotmail.com "...I served with GMSRON-2 (Guided Missile Service Squadron 2) and Plank Owner with VU-8 at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR from October 1959 to September 1961 in the Supply Department and NAS Brunswick, Maine from September 1961 to July 1963. I currently live in Port Clinton, Ohio..." [26MAY2010]

HOWIE, AE2 Howard N. najeeb814@cs.com "...I was an AE3/2 serving USN 1958/62, VP-46 & VP-50 in 59/60/61. I was in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and then NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was flight crew 3(?). Roland Brown was our shop Chief and CMDR Koenig(?) our Commanding Officer. I can't remember the XOs name but his nickname was Deadeye Dick. (P5M Marlins). If any one from those times remember me, or if you were in those squadrons, it would be great to hear from you..." [09MAY2001]


HOWLE, AO2 Gleen howlegleen@gmail.com "...I served with VP-17 and flew with Crew-9..." [04JUN2016]

HOWZE, Lynn "Red" C/O Carol McCall gypsyjean45@aol.com "...Searching for anyone that may have served with my dad, Lynn "Red" Howze. He served with Hedron FAW-6 stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1943-1945 from there going to Guam. The crew he was with at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington were know as the beach crew and/or aircraft crew. They were out on the beach in wet suits to guide the pilots of the PBY-5's or PBY-5As and to put on landing gear. If anyone can give me any information on this crew it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much..." [07OCT2003]

HOYAL, ROBERT D. cargoart@aol.com "...I was with VP-6 from mid '84- late '86 as a SS1-2. Interested in corresponding with old crewmembers and friends..." [04APR99]

HOYT, Bob lhoyt4@cox.net "...I served with FASRON-114 in 1952..." [13AUG2002]

HOYT, AOC Jackie A. jbrhoyt@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-47 from September 1989-March 1993 at NAS Moffett Field, California. I would like to hear from anybody that served in that time frame. I'm currently serving with VP-65 Reserve Patrol Squadron at NAS Point Mugu, California..." [30JUL2002]


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