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Memorial Picture "...KRAEMER, Robert A. "Bob"...Bob passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016. He served with VP-47 (1962-1964) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. He piloted the P5M Martin Marlin primarily with Crew-6 (Seashell 6). His squadron deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska (1962) aboard the USS Currituck (AV-7) and NS Sangley Point , Philippines (1964) aboard the (USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13)). His crew patch was a Tasmanian Devil eating a submarine and he remained a life-long fan of Taz. After leaving the Navy in 1964 Bob continued flying in civilian life as a corporate pilot and flight instructor. He checked out several hundred pilots in the Stearman N2S and also piloted the Ozark Air Lines Museum C-47. He died unexpectedly in his sleep on 21 January 2016. His local aviation friends are planning a celebration of Bob's life and would like to hear from any of his former Shipmates..." Contributed by Libby Yunger libbygirlpilot@gmail.com [14MAY2016]

Memorial Picture "...KRAUSE, Larry E...VP-9 1962-65 Crew 6 Radio, passed 4-13-2009..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [19JUL2012]

Memorial Picture "...KRAUSE, William "Charlie"...My father (William "Charlie" Joseph Krause) served with VP-49. He was stationed in NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Naples, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He retired from the Navy in 1975 and passed away September 7th, 1996. He was put out to sea as his wish because the Navy meant that much to him. It was more than his career - it was his life. Do you have a list of all Shipmates from the Woodpeckers (VP-49) so I may look up his name? It would be nice to see his name on a list with other Shipmates that felt the way he did. Thank you...Lori Krause mich6@tds.net..." [24MAY2001]

Memorial Picture "...KREITZER, CDR William Rutherford...William Rutherford Kreitzer, 88, of Town Creek, died March 25, 2007, at his home. Born Oct. 25, 1918, in Savannah, Ga., he was the son of the late William Clausen Kreitzer and Elizabeth Rutherford Kreitzer. He was the husband of Madeleine Moon Kreitzer, whom he married on Oct. 23, 1943. He graduated from Savannah High School in 1936 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an apprentice seaman and served aboard the USS Tennessee. After two years of duty he entered the Naval Academy Prep School in Norfolk, Va. After a year at the U.S. Naval Academy he spent two years at Georgia Tech. He then re-enlisted in the Navy, went through flight training and was commissioned as an ensign on May 15, 1942. After qualifying as a naval aviator the next month, he joined VP-202, and conducted antisubmarine flights in the Gulf of Mexico and the mid-Pacific during World War II. He flew 1,500-mile flights toward Japan aboard PBM seaplanes to prevent surprise attacks against U.S. forces. This part of the war effort started at New Guinea and proceeded up the Pacific from atoll to atoll. As Marines landed on each atoll, seaplane squadrons arrived and established a system of buoys to tie up and begin flights. He was awarded three Air Medals for his activities in the Pacific. He then participated in the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll in 1946, flying safety and rescue missions. His next assignment was with Operation Highjump in 1947, an exploratory and mapping project of Antarctica. Kreitzer Glacier was named for him, as were Kreitzer Bay and Kreitzerizen, which was named by the government of Norway. He spent one year as a student at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., and later taught there for two years. From 1949 to 1951 he served in VH-4 at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as well as VP-44. He served one year as navigator aboard the aircraft carrier USS Tripoli in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. He spent three years in the office of the chief of naval operations in the Pentagon and two years at the Naval Hydrographic Office making charts and graphs. He retired as commander in 1968. Following his retirement, he earned a bachelor's degree from George Washington University, a master's degree from American University and completed work for a doctorate from George Washington University. He also completed an internship in clinical psychology at Springfield State Hospital. He began a second career as a school psychologist for the St. Mary's County public schools. He also provided psychological therapy services for a youth organization and taught psychology at St. Mary's College of Maryland. In addition he conducted a private psychology practice in St. Mary's County. Later he was a psychological consultant in the emergency room at St. Mary's Hospital. Following a second retirement, he and his wife joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in Belize, between 1986 and 1988, where he worked as a psychologist and his wife worked in a free medical clinic. His hobbies included travel, beekeeping and stereographic photography. For a time, he owned and operated a beekeeping supply business. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Frederick Kreitzer. He is survived by his wife, Madeleine; and their seven children; Susan Norlund of Sky Forest, Calif., Thomas Richard Kreitzer of Lovettsville, Va., Nancy Kreitzer of Huntingtown, Joan Ellis of Kingston, N.Y., Katy Boyd of Leonardtown, Robert E. Kreitzer of Bangor, Maine, and Janet Kreitzer of Santa Cruz, Calif. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held today, March 28, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Lexington Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, followed by refreshments in the parish hall. A military service with full honors and interment will take place May 30 at 3 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements are being provided by Brinsfield Funeral Home in Leonardtown..." WebSite: The Enterprise http://www.somdnews.com/stories/032807/enteobi174624_32111.shtml [30MAR2007]

Memorial Picture "...KREUTZER, Robert "Bob"...It saddens me to announce that Robert "Bob" Kreutzer who served in the VP-4 AT Shop/Aircrew during the early 1960's passed away April 2002. Steve/Andy Andruszkewicz sgpa2zfmly@aol.com..." [15DEC2002]

Memorial Picture "...KRIGBAUM, AD1(AW) Krip Allan...Today, I learned that AD1(AW) Krip Allan Krigbaum who previously served in VP-22 was killed in a helicopter crash in 2001. AD1 Krigbaum was killed when the firefighting helicopter that he was crew chief on crashed in Montana. For all of us that knew Kip, this was a fitting end to a life of a "SUPER MECH" and a really good friend...AZ1(AW) Cecil G. Ingram Jr. ceciling@clearwire.net..." [05OCT2008]

Memorial Picture "...KRIM, Marvin...It saddens me greatly to notify you that AMMF2 Marvin Krim passed away Oct 13, 2002 after a prolonged battle with lymphoma...Steve/Andy Andruszkewicz sgpa2zfmly@aol.com..." [19OCT2002]

Memorial Picture "...KRITZ, Dale L...My significant other, Dale L. Kritz, served with VP-48 in 1984 with a deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska. He passed away last July 12th, 2004 after a short illness due to lung cancer. We are looking for anyone that may have been stationed with him during his time in Vietnam. He retired as a E-9 from the USS. Nimitz in 1989 in Bremerton.Wa. His mother and I would appreciate any email from those of you that were stationed with him during his service with the Navy. Thank you very much, Jill Kaplan malibuwalk_2@yahoo.com..." [14SEP2004]

Memorial Picture "...KRYSMALSKI, AW2 Dennis "Ski"...It is sad to report that Ski passed away April 23rd, 2010. Ski served with VP-22 (1967-1969) and flew with Crew-6. He will be missed..." Contributed by BOTSFORD, CT3 Barry "Mort" deman@comcast.net [10JAN2018]


KRAEMER, AOC(AC) Wayne W. wayne388@adelphia.net "...Entered US Navy at RTC San Diego 50-51. AO prep & AO school 51. NPG Dahlgren 51-53. USS Hornet CVA-12 53-54. VP-44 54-56. NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada 56-58. VS-39 58-59. VF-21 59-61. VP-8 61-64. NAS Moffett Field, California 64-66. VP-9 66-70. NWS Fallbrook 70-73. VP-17 73-77. PMRF NAS Point Mugu, California 77-80..." [27FEB2005]

KRAENBRING, Viktor H. P3ss3KB@aol.com "...VP-45 1978-1980. Looking for the AW boys of that era. VanHallen and I are still in contact where is everybody else. Also, I am looking for Flight Enginer Wayne "Winney Face" Middleton and AO Cliff Rodam where are you guys..." [29JUN98]

KRAFT, AWC Vic sezd35a@prodigy.com "...Joined VP-662 in March 64 later VP68a2 then Nov 1970 and VP-68 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland Crew 8. I am a plankholder in VP-68. Lots of great memories with the best squadron in the VP Navy. High year ten in 1990. Still miss it very much!..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUL98]

KRAINIAK, AFCM John Retired krainiak@bellsouth.net"...I'm a retired AFCM, and did tours with P-2s, then P-3a's in VP-62, 1974-1978 as a Flight Engineer. Then the Reserve AWS School in Willow Grove, VP-67, VP-64, CRPWL, and finally retired from VP-62 in 1993. Please E-mail me if we were stationed together. It great to hear from old shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 20FEB2001 | Updated 15JUN98]

KRAJECK, Mark "Fozzy" mkrajeck@yahoo.com "...Hey guys. I was an IFT with VP-17 CAC 6 "Bad Boy Crew" from 1989 to 1991. Took orders to PMTC (now NAWC) NAS Point Mugu, California as a Radar Operator (APS-80!). Went to school, got married, and got out. I got back in as a Selres with VP-65 and I'm currently an IFT on CAC 2. Through the years I've talked to or seen many VP-17ers. Drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAR2004 | 28DEC2001 | 23APR99]

KRAJEWSKI, PH3 Thomas tkrajewski@snch.org "...I was a member of VP-7 from January 1961 to February 1964. Came to VP-7 from Boot Camp and Left as a Photographers Mate 3rd. Started in NAS Brunswick, Maine and wound up in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. As a photographer I was involved in the Cuban Missile crisis, Fleet Photo Lab at NAS Jacksonville, Florida processes all of the film taken over Cuba during the crisis. Served with Gary Blackmore, and Frank Decker..." [26MAR2002]

KRAKOWSKI, AMS2 Grant E. gekr@att.net "...I served with VP-45 from 1968 to 1970. I was in Internal Security and in the Air Frames Shop. That was the old Red Datters. Let me know how I can get a VP-45 Hat! I had a great time in VP-45..." [E-Mail Updated 06MAY2011 | E-Mail Updated 18SEP2001 | E-Mail Updated 18DEC2000 | 20FEB98]

KRALL, AX2 Edward C. ekrall3@comcast.net "...I served with VP-42 from 1967 to 1969. When I left the squadron I was AX2. I went on two deployments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. After leaving the Navy in 1969, I returned to Pennsylvania and worked for AMP Inc 6 years, PA National Guard 5 years, then 20 years at Hershey Foods Corp. I am now retired and living in Pennsylvania with Connie, my wife of 36 years. She was in Oak Harbor during my last 15 months with the squadron. She, also has great memories of the people we served with. I still keep in contact with Bill Griener (PA), Pat Barrett (WA), and Perry Price (NC), all of whom served in VP-42 with us. The best to all of my former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01OCT2003 | 06SEP99]

KRAMAR, AZ1(AW) Kim Retired K3msugrad@hotmail.com "...I served with NAS Lemoore, California from 1972-1976, VP-6 from 1976-1979, NAF Detroit, Michigan VP-SAU from 1979-1986, VP-0622 NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1986-1990, and VP-93 from 1990-1992 (plus all the training squadrons in between). I am currently attending Michigan State University as a fulltime student in Construction Management for the 2000-2001 year. Expected graduation date May 2001. This is my 2nd goal in life the 1st being retiring from the Navy..." [E-Mail Updated 02JAN2003 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 28JUL2000 | Updated 23JUN98][ICQ# 14042472]

KRAMAR, Robert E. bobk1608@aol.com "...Looking for any one from NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1951 or 1952. I was in VP-26 and spent time in NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco..." [26SEP2000]

KRANJCEVICH, Thomas J. tk4thfidler@earthlink.net "...I would like to hear from anyone serving with VP-891 and VP-893 between March 1960 and June 1964. I was attached to both these squadrons VP-893 from April 1960 to April of 1961; VP-891 from June 1963 to June 1964..." [E-Mail Updated 19APR2001 | 05AUG2000]

KRASKO, Rich Amsret@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-11 73-74 and VP-10 75-78. Anyone that served during those times drop me a line it would be great to talk about old times. Anyone remember a Tom Trainer he was a FE with VP-10 75-77. I saw him last year he is working for a private airline flying an old Electra...Also, here is my duty station summary: VP-11, VP-10, HM-12, HSL-32, NAMTD NORTH ISLAND, HSL-43, HSL-49, RTC SANDIEGO, COMASWWINGPAC, and Retired 96..." [30DEC97]

KRASZYK, Raymond kosmo@netnitco.net "...I was VP-47 Aircrew Photog from 90-93. Some may find it difficult to believe, but I sure miss the honor of wearing the uniform of a sailor in The United States Navy. I miss it so much, that I am now actively perusing my return to reserve status. Hope to hear from some of my former Shipmates..." [12OCT2004]

KRATFEL, AT2 Norman nkratfel@enter.net "...I served with VP-26 from March 1953 to December 1955 as a Radio Operator with Crew-4..." [00DEC96]

KRATZ, AE2 Lawrence lawck33@att.net "...I served with VP-22 (1968-1972)..." [30JUN2013]

KRATZER, Wayne w.kratzer@verizon.net "...I served with VP-771 and VP-65 flying as a P2 Radio Operator..." [01JAN2014]

KRAUS, Harold (Harry) G. hkraus@ruraltel.net "...Served in VP-11 1-57 to 1-60. Plane commander of LE-2, P2V-7 BN 143176. Would appreciate any information on officer and enlisted crew members. Will be attending the VP-11 Reunion in Pensacola April 23-26, 1998..." [E-Mail Updated 12JAN2002 | 09APR98]

KRAUSE, AE Mike "Crash" mksparky73@msn.com "...I served with VC-8 from May 1974 to December 1975 in NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and worked in the AE shop with Steve Jordan, Donn Clark, Jim Morris, Deke Buchannan, Dan Morrison and Don Delk. What a great group of guys. I flew in P2V's with FE AE1 Deke Buchannan's crew as a Radio/Telem. operator. The P2V was the last of the great old War Birds. I was sent to VC-8 NS Roosevelt Roads, PR right out of AE(A) school from its new home (in 1974) NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee. In December 1975 I was transfered to Sea Duty with HC-6 in Norfolk VA. until 1977..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAR2008 | 28JAN2000]

KRAUS, ADRC Milt Retired mkra93@peoplepc.com "...From 1943 to 1946 served as Aviation Machinist Mate in CASU 27 And CASU 22. Joined reserve squadron VS-873 at NAS Oakland, California in 1956 as radar operator in the S2F. VS-873 was called to active duty 1961 to 1962. Was discharged in 1964. Looking for any members of VS-873 during 1956-1964..." [09NOV2003]

KRAUS, Robert deltaops66@aol.com "...I served aboard the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) from 1964 to 1967 R-DIV SFM/2. Looking for Shipmates. You can contact me via my e-mail or (925)825-7929..." [31DEC2003]

KRAUSE, AVCM (AW/NAC) Mike mkrause680@aol.com "...I was in VP-67 as an IFT from 1/87 until they shut us down in '94. What a shame! I'm still hanging in there at VP-94 in Nawlins'..." [29FEB2000]

KRAUSS, PN2 James Jkrauss997@aol.com "...stationed with VP4 in the personnel office deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska in 86 83-86 PSD China Lake 86-90 hope to see some of my Shipmates sometime..." [18JUN99]

KRAUSS, ADJ3 Tom tomk122@aol.com "...I served with VAQ-33 (1971-1972) with detachments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAS Jacksonville, Florida and NAS Miramar, California and TAD to NAS Oceana, VA..." [17SEP2012]

KRAVITZ, Ron Retired p3flyer@verizon.net "...I entered the Naval Air program in 1960 as a P2V-7 Ordnance Air Crewman with VP-18. I was released from active duty in 1963 and went active reserves in 1966. I served with VP-934 which was redesignated VP-66 and redesignated again to VP-64 (when another squadron was moved down from New York). I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974 and served with VP-65 in NAS Point Mugu, California. I went to P-3 flight Engineer School in 1975 and was recalled to active duty in January 1976. I stayed on active duty touring with VP-64, VP-69 and NAS Dallas, Texas. I was part of the team that opened up NAS Fort Worth JRB. I retired in August of 1996. I would enjoy hearing from some of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 25OCT2008 | E-Mail Updated 10JAN2003 | 08NOV98]

KRAWCZYK, Joseph R. c/o Judy B. Jak834@aol.com "...KRAWCZYK, Joseph R. was VP-91 Calif. December 1941, Fleet Air, Hawaii March 1942, Navy 13, New Caladien September 1942. Sure do hope there are some survivors left. He would really love to talk to these men. Thank you again..." [23AUG2002]

KREBS, Maynard restart1@bellsouth.net"..AD2 1825 Farm Way Middleburg Fl 32068 P-3 "Fright Injun-Ear", VP-16 (74-80), VP-64 (80-84), RESASWTRACEN, CNARF P-3 Natops (84-88), VP-62 (88-92)..." [E-Mail Updated 22SEP2001]

KRECHTING, AMH3 Stephen R. Retired dogyhvn@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 76-78 and VAQ-33 78-79. Whale Tamers Rule!!!!!!!..." [18NOV98]

KREGEL, Reed R. reed@valuelinx.net "...I served with ATU-700 and ATU-501 from 1954 to 1958. Would like to contact any old Shipmates..." [22JAN2004]

KREIDER, Harlan F. HarConKr@worldnet.att.net "...Joined VW-2 in Nov 54 as an ATAN and worked in Radar until I left the squadron on Oct 8th 1957 as an AT2..." [03MAY98]

KREITZER, William wkreitze@us.hsanet.net "...Served in VP-202, VP-44, and VH-4...I was in VH-4 for about a year when we participated in the A-Bomb tests in the mid pacific" [E-Mail Updated 11DEC98 | E-Mail Updated 12NOV98]

KRENEK, Jim krenekje@navair.navy.mil "...I was stationed in VP-10 from 1979-1983. My sister Mary was also in the squadron. I then made a repeat tour from 1987-1990. What a great tour of duty..." [13JUL2001]

KRENEK, YN Mary (Pacheco) mrayhons@att.net "...I served with VP-10 (1978-1983) and VP-48 (1988-1990). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 04JAN2014 | 21OCT2003]

KRENRICH, Robert E. bokrenn@aol.com "...I served with VP-18 from 1959 to 1963 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. We deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1959), NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1961) and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR (1962). I worked as Air Intelligence and Air Photo Intelligence Yeoman. Flew as extra crewman with LG-6, LG-8 and others running the cameras during the Cuban Crisis. I also conducted aircraft and ship recognition classes during Springboard operations. Would like to hear from any Shipmates from this era..." [08APR2009]

KRESS, Ralph J. rjk@octm "...Served in VS-31 from 1961 to 1965. Earned my AC wings and made Chief while in VS-31. Many good memories. I retired in 1967. Also served in VC-5 and VC-6. Ships company aboard Shangri-La & Lexington. Shore duty at NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C., Oceana, and Weapons System Test (WST) Squadron at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Would like to hear from Shipmates..." [18OCT2001]

KRETSINGER, AD3 Vic H. vknchar@cox.net "...I served with VAH-3 from 1956 to 1959 (Plane Captain). Anyone remember LtCDR Webb and AD 1 Glover??? They were my PPC and PC respectively..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20JUN2004 | 18SEP99]

KREUTZER, Robert Lee dkreutzer@uswest.net "...I am looking for anyone else who served in the VP-4 between 1960-1961 in Naha, Okinawa. It would be interesting to get and share information with someone else from that "era"..." [19DEC99]

KREZER, David krezer@lookingglass.com "...Shipmates: I joined VW-2 16 Sept 58 and left 23 Jan 61 as ACW2 P2. Would like to hear from some of the old crews that TAD to Europe for radar coverage 6th FLEET Malta and Sigonella..." [15AUG98]

KREZMAN, John T. jtkrezman@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VT-23 NAS Kingsville, Texas from December 13, 1966 thru November 4 1969. Was the flight line control coorinator, the assignment that was invented by myself, Allen Mattox and Gordon Frazer. We were all ADJ2 petty officers. I also won the award of Blue Jacket of the month at VT-23. We all had a great time there. Especially during those years and times. We serviced and flew the F9F-8T and F9FA Cougar. Thanks to all the people of NAS Kingsville, Texas and VT-23 for helping me on my way in life..." [10AUG2004]

KRIDER, Richard richkr@paclink.com "...I served with VP-6 from 1982 - 1986 as a SS1 on Crew 11. Then FNOC Monterey from 1987 - 1990..." [27SEP98]

KRIEG, AW Joseph jkdriver11@hotmail.com "...Looking for any old squadron mates from VP-22 - the best patrol squadron in the Navy. I served as an AW with VP-22 from 1984-1990. Drop a line if you can..." [16JAN2003]

KRIEGER, ADJ2 Ron ron_krieger@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I heard Mooch passed away and would like to make contact with Donald "Duck" G. Price (Chicago, IL) and Graves (Bremerton, WA). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [18DEC2011]

KRIM, AMMF2 Marvin marvo1@worldnet.att.net "...As a flight engineer on PB2Y's we were designated on Oct. 1945 as VP-100 out of NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. We were only there one month and the squadron was disbanded and returned to the states...I served in VP-1, VP-4, VP-100 and VR-2." [Updated 17FEB98]

KRINARD, ARM2 Edward Neal c/o His Son Neal Krinard neal@jp2way.com "...My Dad, ARM2 Edward Neal Krinard, served with VP-29. Dad is 91 and lives in Paducah, KY and worked for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant from 1951 to 1984. Dad would love to hear from any former Shipmates..." [01JUL2013]

KRIPAL, Thomas "TJ" thomas.kripal@ne.ngb.army.mil "...Looking to get in touch with former VP Shipmates from VP-MAU or VP-90 from NAS Moffett Field, California..." [06OCT2004]

KRISHER, Eric "Krash" Shipmate Pix ekrisher@aol.com"...Howdy to a VQ friends. I was an EWOP at VQ-2 (89-92) To all those who "been there, done that!" Too much fun! Please drop me a line if you remember 'Krash'..." [E-Mail Updated 11OCT98]

KRISTEK, Michael E. michaelkristek@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-60 and VP-90 (1975-1978) at NAS Glenview, Illinois as a Flight Communications Operator..." [07FEB2013]

KROAH, Gary geis@wilkshire.net "...I served in VS-22 from February 1952 through September 1955. Looking for other members of the squadron in that period of time. Hope to hear from you..." [11NOV2000]

KROENING, Bill LYDAO@aol.com "...VXE-6 '69, 70 & 71 Connie Crew. Had a good time. Maybe I'll see some Connie Puke the weekend of March 27, 1999..." [14MAR99]

KRONBERGER, PR2 Jake kronbejs@hotmail.com "...Dear Fellow Seahawks - nice to see so many names on our site. I was in VP-23 from Sept 92 to the end. I was the Last PR in VP-23. I went from VP-23 to VXE-6 and I am now back at NAS Brunswick, Maine AIMD. I have video tapes from Saudia, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and the Skippers plane leaving NAS Sigonella, Sicily for the last time. If anyone is interested feel free to email me and I can work on getting copies of that stuff to you. Once again, nice to see so many old Seahawks doing so well..." [17APR99]

KRONZ, AMHC Chris chrisnjax@yahoo.com "...I am a Blue Card Flight Engineer presently serving with VP-62 in Sunny NAS Jacksonville, Florida for the second and last time - "Go BroadArrows." I have additional P-3B/B mod/and C tours with VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois (1981 to 1984), VP-62 (1984 to 1990 and VP-68 (1990 to 1995). I would greatly appreciate hearing from old Shipmates for this is my last tour with the mighty Orion. I am and forever shall be an avid member of the most elite brotherhood of all, that of the Fraternal Order of P-3 Flight Engineers. The most under rated, most professional group of individuals aboard this platform. I'll take two Flight Engineers's against a dozen lazy IFT's anyday of the week at any time of the day..." [E-Mail Updated 26AUG2006 | 28DEC97]

KROSTAG, Jack jkrostag@bloomer.net "...I served with VP-6 from 1956 through 1958. I was in crew 2 with Lt Lynch. Spent two tours in NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Our home base was NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Would like to hear from anyone that served with the squadron at that time. (AOL Screen name vp60000.)..." [01FEB2002]

KROSTOSKY, AT1 Kevin E. jack-mackerel@hotmail.com "...I served with VS-28 at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, HSL-36 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and VP-66 (1982-1996) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania with deployments to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and visits to NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [18NOV2014]

KRUEGER, ATR2 Don pedaler1@cox.net "...I served with VP-60 (1966-1972) at NAS Glenview, Illinois..." [26FEB2013]

KRUPSKI, ADJ3 Stanley W. kri66mod@aol.com "... served with VP-28 from 1963 to 1967..." [25FEB2009]

KRUCHOSKI, Michael Paul vietnam.2014.kruchoski@xemaps.com "...Don't ask what led me to find this site tonight. I guess I was just looking over a photo of myself and Rick Freeman out on the flight line, and I started wondering if I might find any info about others I knew from the Crazy Cats. I was a linguist with the Crazy Cat's/1st Radio Research from about May 1970 to March 1971 My memory is pretty poor, so it's hard to recall many of the guys I knew back then. I see Steve McCoy is listed here. I roomed with Skip Altman, who ended up at Ft. Hood, TX, as I and a lot of others did after Vietnam. Let's see, anyone know where Bob Price or Jeff DeTurk are? I eventually retired from the Air Force and settled down in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1993..." [E-Mail Updated 01MAR2014 | E-Mail Updated 09JUN2007 | 06APR2007]

KRUEGER, Donald R. kruegsee@juno.com "...I served with VP-4 (1957-1959) at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I flew with Crew-5..." [06OCT2016]

KRUEGER, Gerald gkrueger@dtgnet.com "...Hello olde Squadron mates: I'm looking for all old squadron mates from VU-3/VC-3 that were based in Brown Field near SanDiego, Calif. and later at NAS North Island, San Diego, California from about 1960 through 1964 we would like to discover the amount of interest in holding an all squadron Reunion, to my knowledge, there has never been one held! We had so many different a/c then, P2's, F-9's, FJ's, F4d's, C-54's, and who could forget the "Jig-Dogs (JD's) (B-26's). We would like to find as many pilots/officers/cpo's & enlisted as possible to see if it is feasible to hold a big "get-tegether"! I also flew the Q2c jet drone on San Nicholas Is. from 1960 to 1963! So, we would like to hear from anyone who "supported" us on the "rock" during that time. Also, if you know of any "tech-reps" in our squadron then, we would like to hear from them. If you cannot respond to E-mail My address is: Gerald Krueger 38413 129th st. Aberdeen, So. Dak. 57401..." [19NOV98]

KRUEGER, AMH3 James jak92065@hotmail.com "...I serve with VP-22 (1957-1958) with a deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska..." [E-Mail Updated 24MAY2017 | 09FEB2007]

KRUEGER, CDR Michael J. Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...Commander Michael (Freddy) Krueger was born in Moorhead, MN and grew up in Bloomington, MN. He graduated from the University of Colorado in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He was designated a Naval Aviator in 1985. Following P-3 fleet replacement training at VP-30, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, he reported to VP-49, homeported at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He held several positions at VP-49 including Aviation Electric Branch Officer, Power Plants Branch Officer, Personnel Officer and Quality Assurance Officer. He qualified as a P-3C Plane Commander and Instructor Pilot. During this tour he completed deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily, along with numerous detachments in Europe and the Caribbean. After leaving VP-49 in 1989, Commander Krueger served as a Primary and Intermediate Flight Instructor at Training Squadron Two, NAS Whiting Field. There he instructed in Basic Familiarization, Basic Instruments, Aerobatics, Radio Instruments, Night Familiarization, Airways Navigation, Visual Navigation and Intermediate Radio Instruments. Commander Krueger reported on board USS Nimitz (CVN-68) in January 1992 as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer. He served as Arresting Gear Branch Officer, Waist Catapult Branch Officer, Bow Catapult Branch Officer and V-1 Division Officer during a deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch. He qualified as a Helicopter Control Officer and Assistant Command Duty Officer. In January 1995, following release from active duty, Commander Krueger joined VP-69, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. He has qualified as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot. He completed detachments in the Pacific, Caribbean, South American and European theaters. He served as Operations Officer, Maintenance Officer, Administration Officer, Executive Assistant and Executive Officer prior to his recent selection as Commanding Officer. His military decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and various other personal and unit awards. In civilian life, Commander Krueger is employed by Southwest Airlines as a B-737 First Officer based in Oakland, California. He is married to the former Jennifer Willey of Centralia, Washington, and they reside in Woodinville, Washington..." [19JUN2005]

KRUG, Ed Krug loed@alltel.net "...I served with VP-83..." [12MAR2000]

KRUMRIE, Harry krumrieharry@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-26 (1969-1972) working out of the Post Office. Looking for Mike Callahan. Jan Dane worked in personnel..." [E-Mail Updated 30DEC2012 | 05FEB2011]

KRUPINSKI, AD3 Eugene genekrup@aol.com "...After "ADA" school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee, went to VU-2, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Was Plane Captain on UJ-10. Had JD1's, F9F-6'S Cougars and a SNB. Worked on engines as part of night maintainance crew. Was a great experience..." [24FEB2009]

KRUSE, Mark (Baby Huey) mkruse74@yahoo.com "...Enlisted August 1974, VQ-2 - Crew 23/AE shop 75-78, VXN-8 AE shop/Utility Aircrew 79-82, AIMD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 82-84, VPU-2 AE shop/Crew 12 'Whipped Dogs' 84-87, NATTC Millington AE School Instructor 87-91, & various others until retirement in 1994..." [03JUN2000]

KRUSE, AWCS Merrill kruse@erols.com "...I began my love affair with P-3's at VP-SAU NAS South Weymouth, MA. (1975-1980). Tours followed at VP-66 (1980-1982), RATCEN (Reserve ASW Training Center) NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1982-1987), NAS South Weymouth (14B44 Instructor) (1987-1991), VP-66 (1991-1994), and Fleet Maritime Patrol Mobile Operations Control Center (FMP MOCC) Willow Grove (1994-present). Missing those days of endless patrols and plentiful adversaries...I am currently serving as the Command Senior Chief for Commander Reserve Patrol Wing..." [BIO Updated 25JUN2002 | 10NOV97]

KRUZICK, Larry mcsweegan@earthlink.net "...I was ship's company aircrew in VP-31 from late '61 to April '64. Because all my Navy fotos souvenirs were stolen from my flight locker 5 days before I got out, this time has always been missing time for me. Still, after 64 years of Life, those years were the BEST of times. All the characters I flew with in P2V's, P5M's and UF-16' were, in every sense, my "band of brothers". Though an AX by training, I became radio-operator-of-the-day for my mentor Frank Ludka and flew every kind of hop there was. (FAM-2 being my least favorite). I was also one of the elite few [radio operators] who hooked a ride in the back seat of the JD-1 flying target tow. Now there was a thrill! If you ever saw P2 radio compartment artwork with a box lunch as part of it, that was me. (If those old gray-covered bulkheads could talk, eh?) I have to say for the last 40 years I've really missed old "Francoise", Dick Malcom Shead, Dave Turner, Freddy The Fox" Isorda, Bobby "Goat" Hogan, Ray Braley, "The Finn" and might-as-well have been my brother John L. Clark. I have a lifetime's worth of memories from 29 months in VP-31. If I live to be 90, I'll still remember, as if it was yesterday, "Coffee on the wingbeam" or LT Peabody talking to a student pilot: "VARI-CAM . . . VARI-CAM . . . VARICAM ! . . .G-d Damnit ! I HAVE THE AIRCRAFT ! ! ! (Usually followed by KAH-BAMMMM as we bottomed out the main mounts on old RP-3). Flying panel on RP-17 was as much fun as driving my alcohol funny car! Got hit by lightning in RP-3 (as I recall) over Waco, Texas. Always wondered if having the trailing wire antenna out in a thunderstorm had anything to do with that. Lost an engine in one of the P5M's coming back over the mountains from Yuma (yep, Yuma!) and barely made it for a forced landing in the Salton Sea. Thanks to "Crazy Willy". Coming back after the scary-ass oil fire in the wing beam off! Guadelupe in RP-11 (?) to a foamed runway, a hundred crash trucks flashing, and the news cameras rolling was just another on of the many "non-events" for us back then. I have a hundred true stories to share. Would love to hear from anybody who flew with me, home-boys or students..." [13JAN2006]

KRUYNE, Jim Retired em729@erols.com "...P-3 Flight Engineer in VP-1 from 80-84, taught engineer school at VP-31 from 84-87, Crew 14 VPU-2 from 87-92 and was the FE detailer from 92 to 95. (Sorry I had to hose so many of ya, just doin' my job) Retired as of July 97. Drop me a line..."

KRYSMALSKI, Dennis "ski" dkrysmal@mindspring.com "...VP-22 1967 to 1969, Crew 6, at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. This is a great site! I would love to hear from anyone from the squadron especially Gus or Denny Graff..." [12JUN99]


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