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Memorial Picture "...KAPPEL, Paul...Fellow Shipmate, Paul Kappel, passed away from congested heart failure in Tulso Ok. Paul served with VP-44 from 1974 to 1976. He will be missed by his friends..." Contributed by GILL, Christopher E. Retired chrisegill@mail.com [11AUG2008]


KUCHAN, SKC Phil pkuchan@msn.com "...I was one of original crew that commissioned the USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14) at Tacoma, Washington on May 8, 1944. I was in the "S" Division as SK2, then made SK1 while aboard. I survived the Kamikaze attack on us on June 21, 1945 and witnessed several of our Shipmates being wounded and one that made the final call. I left the ship in March 1946 upon return from Hong Kong. The USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14) was the first Seaplane Tender named after an individual, Captain Whiting, the father of the aircraft carrier instead of a body of water. Captain Whiting was a first in many things. The Kenneth Whiting was a good ship, with a very good crew and a good skipper. We paved the way for the rest of you that served on her up until 1961 when she made her final voage and subsequently scrapped. I will never ever forget my days aboard her. God Bless. Phil Kuchan, SK1 and then SKC at Yokosuka, 1950-1952. Amen..." [04AUG2003]

KUCKELKORN, Josef jkuckelkorn@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-11 as Commanding Officer from June 1974 to 1975..." [E-Mail Updated 04MAR2011 | 05DEC2009]

KUDLAK, AX2 George geokud@cox.net "...I served with VP-833 at NAS New York, New York and VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1968-1971). Does anyone know of a Navy film of my VP-62 air crew filmed one weekend in the 1969 or 1970?..." [27JAN2013]

KUEHL, Keith kkuehl@lightdog.com "...I served with VP-6. Flew radio mostly with Crew Ten from 1982 through 1986 then did four at NAS Point Mugu, California..." [29MAY2000]

KUEHLER, CDR Don Retired DKuehler@aol.com "...I served with VP-6, VP-31, VP-56, and again with VP-31, and with hours driving the P2V-2, P2V-3, P2V-4, P2V-5F, P2V-6, and P2V-7 can't say enough about the old Peter Two..." [02FEB98]

KUEHNE, Art KuehneAP@T.state.gov "...I was in VP-44 from 1976 until 1979 when I transferred to PATWINGSLANT where I was the Flag Lieutenant for RADM Paul Mulloy. I then served on the USS Independence (CV-62) as Tactical Coordinator and ASW Officer. Two interesting cruises - Lebanon and Grenada. I was assigned to VP-48 from 1984-87 where I was Admin Officer and Ops Officer. In 1987 I went to the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C., where I worked in the J-5 Directorate on arms control issues. In 1990-91, I was assigned TDY to the National Security Council helping finish the START Treaty. In 1991, transferred to the On Site Inspection Agency (OSIA) to help implement the newly signed START Treaty. I retired in 1994 and went to work at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. I'm currently the Policy Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission, the commission set up to discuss and resolve implementation issues for the START Treaty..." [E-Mail Updatd 10AUG2000 | 23MAR98]

KUEHNEL, Chuck cpkuehnel@sbcglobal.net "...Served in VP-5 as TACCO on Crew-2 (BUNO: 131419) from November 1963 through March 1966, and have many good memories from those times regarding deployments and weekend trips to Italy, Greece, and the Dutch Antilles. After leaving VP-5, I returned to civilian life and recently retired from Ameren, where I spent my career in maintenance of the fossil-fuel power plants. Would like to hear from my old VP-5 Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 29JAN2007 | E-Mail Updated 09NOV2003 | E-Mail Updated 26MAR2001 | 28JUL2000]

KUEPFER, NC1 Genny beuwolf@comcast.net "...A pleasant rush of faces, places, and planes flood my mind when I hear the name VP-19. I served as the last Command Career Counselor (1989-1991). In the 13 years I served in the U. S. Navy, VP-19, despite demanding missions and high stress, to this day, remains my favorite command. My only wish is that American people could have seen this command sacrifice so much of their personal lives, time away from their families, and putting personal interest on hold in order to meet the demands placed upon VP-19 while I servered with them. As a career counselor, mainly working a desk job, it was truly heart warming to see my Shipmates take their jobs so seriously, ensure the job was done to perfection, and make the impossible happen. I'm truly proud to say I served in VP-19 and served with the best of the Navy. I encourage anyone who I served with to please get in touch and let me know how you're doing..." [26MAY2004]

KUFTA, Tom tomk.cbs@verizon.net "...I served with FASRON-107 (Electronics Shop) from February 1955 to January 1956 and FASRON-3 from February 1956 to January 1957. I worked in the Electronics Shop then put in charge of the ECM/ASW shop. I remember working on the ASQ-8 Magnetic Detection System..." [22MAY2010]

KUHHIRTE, ATCS Dick Retired Kuhhr@aol.com "...Started my career with VP-10 in May 1962. Got out in February 1965 after flying almost 2000 hours in the P2V5. My first flight as radio operator out of code school was to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and had deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and the Key West det. After being 'out' 1 1/2 years I came back in the Navy and my 8265 NEC got me back to NAS Brunswick, Maine. In VP-11 I transisioned from the P2V7 to the P-3B. I was there from May 1966 to September 1969 with trips to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Went to 'B' school then back to NAS Brunswick, Maine, this time VP-44 flying the P-3A with NS Rota, Spain and a NAS Bermuda deployments. Had a shore tour in a NAS Pensacola, Florida, then back to NAS Brunswick, Maine for another tour in VP-11 from February 1978 to May 1981. Began my VP career as an ATS3 radio operator and it seems I got to do just about every thing on aircraft, even got to fly one for a short while. Ended it as an ATCS IFT. Looking back, I have no regrets and enjoyed being in the VP Navy. After retiring in 1984, I got a job with a government contractor here in Pensacola tracking helicopter parts for the NADEP. Stayed here when the NADEP moved to Cherry Point. I now am the Maintenance Department and Safety Manager at a Surgery Center..." [01OCT2000]

KUHN, TIMOTHY TIM.KUHN@worldnet.att.net "...Served with vp-46 from 86-89, and also Special Projects Unit ONE in NAS Brunswick, Maine from 93-95..." [26JUL98]

KUIPER, AO Michael L. "Baby Face Bomber" weona@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-5 (1981-1983) with two deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1881/1982). I flew with Crew-9 and logged over 1000 hours of flight time. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [02FEB2012]

KUIPERS, ATC Steven Retired skkuipers@yahoo.com "...My first tour was with VQ-1 May 1975 to May 1979 then AVIC-7 and instructor duty at NAMTRAGRUDET 1033 Jan 1980 to Sep 1983. Mext it was off to Hawaii and VP-1 Sep 1983 to Nov 1986. Then I was off to my most interesting tour at Naval Plant Representative Office at the Lockheed factory. I then went to two tours in jets VAQ-34 & VX-4. I mannaged to get back to P-3's and returned to VP-1 in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Nov 1996 to Aug 1998. I would love to here from any of my old squadron mates..." [E-Mail Updated 30AUG2000 | 01AUG98]

KUJALA, Bill Wewilley@aol.com "...Looking for people who served with VW-4 in NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, from 1960-63. John Benike, from St. Paul, Mn, Wayne Goodwin, Bath, ME, Chief Freitag Jacksonville, FL. Or any other AMH's. I'd like to hear from you send me some e-mail..." [01DEC99]

KUKAHIKO, CW03 John "Kook" jkukahiko@verizon.net "...I served with VP-48 from 1984 to 1988, VP-31 from 1988 to 1991, VP-23 from 1992 to 1994, and VP-30 from 2001 to -2002. Would like to say "Hello" to all who remember me..." [E-Mail/Rank Updated 20JAN2006 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 16JUL2004 | 30DEC98]

KUKKONEN, AW Tony tonykukkonen@yahoo.com"...I was an AW in VP-23 from 1981 to 1984. I saw Jeff Morris out here on the net. Anybody else out there from the "old" days?..." [E-Mail Updated 04DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 27JUL2001 | 10SEP97]

KUKLINSKI, ARM2 Casimir J. caseyk1225@aol.com "...I served with VPB-102 (01/1945-08/1945) flew (aircrew) with first replacement Crew-1..." [10OCT2012]

KUKLINSKI, AT3 Kenneth ksst@wwdb.org "...I served in VP-50 from 1957 to 1962 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I also remember the crew that died wihen a rocket exploded prematurely and blew off the wing on a training flight. It was fun in our poopie suits fliying 13 hour flights over the China Sea taking pictures of the ships. All in all a great experience..." [06MAY2011]

KULICK, LT Wayne wayne@kulick.us "...I served with VQ-2 (Pilot) from 1998 to 2000..." [21MAY2008]

KUMP, Anthony (Tony) akump@aol.com "...Flew on TE-4 AewRon One (VW-1) from 1959-1962. Have been looking for a buddy Walter Jerome Landgren (Jerry) without success. Would like to hear from anyone who flew or was stationed there at that time frame..." [11MAY2005]

KUNCKEL, AMH Dale bigduck@buckeye-express.com "...Hello, to all my old Shipmates at VX-1 (1977-1980). I was an AMH assinged to the line division. S3-a plane capitan. I really miss those days and all the great times we had. I'd love to hear from anyone who served at "PAX" during my time there. I was known in those days as "KNUCKLES". I also was a maintance aircrewman on the S3-a. JA-16 and JA-17. Take care..." [04OCT2004]

KUNIECKI, AMH2 Pamela A. Retired amhr@erols.com "...I was attached to VP-17 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, from March of 1986 to September of 1989, when I transferred to VQ-2 in NS Rota, Spain. While at VP-17 I worked in the Airframes Shop and at VQ-2 I worked in Corrosion Control. From there I went to Force Warfare Aircraft Test Squadron at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, where I was assigned to the Reliability and Maintainability Division. I was medically retired due to Rheumatoid Arthritis in April of 1996 and I am currently attending college in Southern Maryland..." [03JAN99]

KUNKEL, PR1 James Retired james.e.kunkel@lmco.com "...I served with VP-65 from 1982 to 1986 and 1990 to 1994. Just checking in on all the great Shipmates there and some really good friends who helped me during some really hard times. Best of luck to all Tridents and God Bless..." [10JUL2004]

KUNKEL, CAPTAIN Larry Retired lkunkel@erols.com "...VP-11 ('61-'63); VP-18 ('66-68); & VC-5 ('72-74); NAVAIR; & NAVWESA..." [20JUL99]

KUNZ, Bob boomer@winfinity.com "...I was a crewman on the P2V 3 then changed to the P2V 7 Then to the WV 2 this was in the first part of the 50's I was statoned on NAS Agana Guam AM-3. We flew the Weather all across the Pacific. I was there in 1954 through the early part of 56. Any one who was there at that time please write..." [31MAR2000]

KUPER, Jack jkuper12@comcast.net "...I was a member of VAW-13 from 1966 to 1968 I served as a parachute rigger and ECM operator on the EA-1F Sky Raider..." [19NOV2005]

KURLAND, AMH1 (NAC) FRANK 12236000@NTSERV.NRC.NAVY.MIL "...AIRFRAMER, DET DOG VP-5 87-92 RECRUITED NE PENN 92-95, FLIGHT ENGINEER VQ-3 95-98 TINKER AIRFORCE BASE OK, BACK TO RECRUITING TRAVERSE CITY MI WITH THE DUBIOUS HONER OF WORKING WITH BIG DADDY AL (NOW ADC CRAWFORD) ALL YOU FORMER Shipmates DROP ME A LINE WOULD BE GOOD TO CHAT WITH YOU, SEE YA DOWN THE ROAD OF GLORY..." [16DEC98]

KURPJUWEIT, AJ ajkurp@usurf.com "...I am a former IFT on crews 1 & 2 seeking Shipmates from VP-4, 1977-1980. Has anyone been in contact with Sam (Tony) Huston?..." [10NOV99]

KURTH, George gsk0001@aol.com "...I was stationed in NS Rota, Spain as a CT and flew with VQ-2 from 1969-1970, in both EA3Bs and Willie Victors. I married a woman from Cadiz who worked in the base hospital. We now live in southern California. I would enjoy hearing from anyone that might want to relive the "good old days"..." [30NOV98]

KURTZ, ADJ3 Gary R. tsbs@frontiernet.net "...I served with VP-22 (1965-1968) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska. We went transitioned from the P2 to P-3A..." [01APR2012]

KURZ, Ken KKurz77@aol.com"...SERVED WITH TWO SQUADRONS VB-108 PB4Y-1 AND VPB-109 PB4Y-2 'S. IN WHICH I SERVED ONE THE LIBERATOR THE SECOND THE PRIVATEER..."

KUSMIERZ, CWO4 Richard T. Retired kusi555@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-19 from February 20, 1973 till December 7, 1978, VP-31 from December 28, 1978 till April 3, 1981, VP-23 from August 25, 1981 till August 31, 1984, AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine from September 1984 till December 1987, VP-10 from December 87 till January 1992, and NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from February 1992 until August 1995. Retired September 1, 1995 CWO-4..." [E-Mail Updated 30DEC2002 | 13APR99]

KUSNICK, AT1 David A. p3tron11@aol.com "...Served with VP-10 from 96-98, recruiting has been my business since. Trons, drop me a line!..." [14MAR2001]

KUSZYNSKI, AE David jetdoctor@cox.net "...I served with VP-56 from January 1960 to October 1963 as an AE and was an aircrewman aboard LQ-8..." [09FEB2006]

KUTZ, Herman milkman357@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-48 (1988-1991) with a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska and the Bowling League! Maureen Fitzgerald was a fellow Iowan and Shipmate - neat to hear that she retired a Master Sargent! I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [04SEP2011]

KUZIA, Frank flkuzia@netzero.net "...Served with VP-10 from 61-64 wanted to see if anyone out there remembers me. Went to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. When left navy trained A school Memphis Tenn. boot camp Great Lakes..." [20AUG2000]

KUZMICH, John jkuzmich@snet.net "...I served in VP-23 from 1955 to 1959. I flew from '58 to '59 on crew 12 as an A E. I would like to hear from anyonein my old squadron. Good Sailing..." [10APR98]


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