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Memorial Picture "...LAADS, QM1 Donald E...My father, Donald E. Laabs, served on the USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14] as Quartermaster 3rd Class from the time she was commissioned to the time he was discharged in 1945. He passed away December 20, 1993 and is buried in Mount Morris, Wisconsin. He was very proud of his service to his country and the men he served with. I would like to get any information on him and his time at sea it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you...Michael H. Laabs mike.laabs@etwinc.com..." [Rank Updated 23DEC2010 | 11NOV2005]

Memorial Picture "...LaCOUNT, Kenneth...I'm retired navy chief 21 years. I am starting to track down any information on my Father flew as aviation machinst mate third class in south pacific with VPB-111 on the PB4Y B-24 Reputation Cloudy (BUNO: 38906). He passed away in 1963. Not much known about his time in service just little from Mother, his medals and a few photo's along with some ACA reports photos straffing some japanase shipping. His name Kenneth LaCount. Crew member names; found written on back photo in front of nose art of Reputation Cloudy. LT Ashton, LT Hutchenson, Chief Gibson LaCount, my Dad, ENS Hanzel, Mills, "Strombough" Trybala, Bell Leonetti, Brauner, Reputation Cloudy. If this helps anyone I'm happy. Thanks. Happy Hunting!...Ronald LaCount hideman_squid@yahoo.com..." [31OCT2005]

Memorial Picture "...LaCROIX, Joseph T. "Joe"...Joseph "Joe" T. LaCroix passed away Feb. 28, 2012, in Tecumseh. At the age of 17, he entered the Navy serving in the Pacific during World War II. He was assigned to VP-11 and received the Presidential Unit Citation and Distinguished Flying Cross for his rescues of other servicemen in the Bismark Sea..." WebSite: NewsStar.COM http://www.news-star.com/ [29FEB2012]

Memorial Picture "...LaFLECHE, Robert (Bob)...I just received an e-mail from Bob's son informing of his passing on Thursday April 19, 2007 . Bob was an AB striker on the Line Crew at Barbers Point, Iwakuni, Japan, Kodiak,Alaska, Det.to Adak , Alaska ,Kwajlein Island and Operation Hardtack while in the squadron. Bob served with with VP-22 1955 to 1959..." Contributed by CHASE, Art aem-vp-22@mlode.com [24APR2007]

Memorial Picture "...LAMANA, Michael Scott "Scotty"...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: LT Michael Scott "Scotty" Lamana, 31, Baton Rouge, La. was a TACCO in VP-9 at least 1997-1998. A great guy, quick to make you laugh....hell, still makes me laugh now. Please pass this on, say a few prayers for them and their families..." Contributed by LT Art Stiffel ahstiffel@home.com, Theater ASW Instructor, Tactical Training Group Pacific [14SEP2001]

UPDATE "...Michael Scott Lamana, Home of Record: Baton Rouge, La., Commissioned: Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, Southern University and A&M College, December 17, 1992, Rank: Lieutenant, Date of Rank: January 1, 1997, Designator: Naval Flight Officer, and Age: 31. Duty Stations: VP-9 - 07/95 - 01/99 and Chief of Naval Operations - 02/99. Awards and Decorations: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Navy "E" Ribbon, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [18SEP2001]

Memorial Picture "...LANAGHAN, CDR Donald "Pat" Retired...Donald P. "Pat" Lanaghan, CDR, USN (ret.) of Pensacola Beach, FL died December 23, 2007 of pneumonia. CDR Lanaghan was CO of VP-2 from 1962 to 1963. Born November 23, 1920 in Clinton, IA, he was the eldest of five children born to Patrick H. and Mary Agnes Lanaghan. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1939 and was stationed at NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1941 when the base was attacked. In 1942, he joined the ranks of enlisted naval aviation pilots and was commissioned as ensign by the end of the war. CDR Lanaghan served as XO of VP-2 before becoming CO in 1962, deploying with the squadron to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Over the course of his career as an aviator, he logged well over 10,000 of hours flying P2Vs and a variety of other multi-engine aircraft. Those who served with him note that he was an inspirational leader, a good judge of character and highly respected by all who knew him. CDR Lanaghan graduated from the University of Mississippi (BA, 1950) and George Washington University (MS, 1968) and completed advanced courses in naval warfare and counterinsurgency at the Naval War College. He is remembered by his siblings for helping his family through difficult times and by his many nieces and nephews as a wise mentor who generously shared his time with them. His funeral will be held on January 12, 2008 in Charlotte, IA..." Contributed by Patrick Lanaghan bvarapanyo@gmail.com [31DEC2007]

Memorial Picture "...LAADS, QM3 Donald E...My father, Donald E. Laabs, served on the USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14] as Quartermaster 3rd Class from the time she was commissioned to the time he was discharged in 1945. He passed away December 20, 1993 and is buried in Mount Morris, Wisconsin. He was very proud of his service to his country and the men he served with. I would like to get any information on him and his time at sea it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you...Michael H. Laabs mike.laabs@etwinc.com..." [11NOV2005]

Memorial Picture "...LAROCQUE, AD3 Darrell R.Shipmate Pix...Darrell R. Larocque served with ATU-604 NAS Hutchinson, Kansas in the mid-1950's. His naval career was cut short due to an accident inside of an aircraft, and he was forced into early retirement, after which he spent in the Naval Reserves. He worked in construction, engineering and consulting all over the world, including South Vietnam, Venezuela, and pre-revolutionary Iran. Most everyone who knew him always loved his stories and how actively he was involved in helping people. He was lost 24 July, 2000 after a long battle with chemical poisoning from a power plant site in Niagara Falls, NY..." Contributed by Darrell E. Larocque delarocque@comfort.navy.mil [Pix Added 07AUG2008 | 06AUG2008]

Memorial Picture "...LARSON, CAPTAIN Robin E.VP History ThumbnailCameraCirca 1940...I am sad to report that CAPTAIN Robin E. Larson, USN (retired), passed away on 25 June 2003. CAPTAIN Larson began his naval aviation career as ENSIGN and co-pilot in PBY "Catalina" aircraft with VP-23 at USNS Pearl Harbor, T.H.. He was co-pilot of the second VP-23 aircraft to get airborne in pursuit of the Japanese following their bombing of Pearl Harbor on Sunday morning, 7 December 1941. He served three tours with VP/VPB-23 (1941 to 1945), lastly as Executive Officer. Between 1950 and 1953, he served with VPB-28. In June 1963 CAPTAIN Larson became Commanding Officer of Airborne Early Warning Squadron THIRTEEN (VW-13) of the North Atlantic Barrier Patrol Wing, at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. CAPTAIN Larson was the last Commanding Officer of VW-13; the squadron was decommissioned 30 July 1965. From 1968, until his retirement in 1970, CAPT Larson served as Chief of Staff at BUPERS...McCAUL, AT1(AC) Earles L. Retired elmccaul@q.com..." [PIX Added 27MAR2005 | 04AUG2003]

Memorial Picture "...LARSON, CDR Vernon H. "Swede"...I am "Swede's" son, Karl. Dad passed away 5/25/08. He shared many memories regarding VPB-128 from Iceland to the Phillipines in WWII. Flying the PV-1 he was awarded the DFC for a successful strike on an enemy radar installation in support of the Balikpapan invasion. After the war he was assigned to the R-60 Lockheed "Constitution" project in Burbank CA. as the flight test officer. He served as the VW-2 Operations Officer at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland NATC (1954-1956) flying "Willie Victors" on the DEW Line. Then onto the Bureau of Naval Weapons (BuWeps) in Washington, D.C. as Special Projects Officer where he transitioned to jets in the F-9-F. His service to his country set the bar high for his children who went on to become USN Officers as well..." Contributed by Karl Larson klarson50@aol.com [08DEC2012]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...LAUER, LT Ford "J" Jr...(b. 1931 - d. 2012) Lieutenant, USN. Served in VP-28 from 1960 to 1964. Participated in several deployments and the JTF-8 atomic bomb tests. VP-28 was first assignment as a new "Nugget" aviator, and while attached progressed from copilot to pilot to aircraft commander. Also served various ground duties, including line division officer..." Contributed by Ford J Lauer III fordlauer@aol.com [03JUN2012]

Memorial Picture "...LAVENBARG, Paul...Did anyone know my father, Paul Lavenbarg? He was enlisted from about 1957 until around 1987 or so. He worked/flew with the P-3 squadrons. He was last stationed in NAS Jacksonville, Florida and passed away in 1995. I have found a picture via the internet of him with the VP-44 CAC-1 crew. I'm trying to put together some of his history for my brothers and I about his Navy career. Anything would be great! Thanks!...Todd Lavenbarg tritodd@sbcglobal.net..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUL2005 | 28OCT2004]

Memorial Picture "...LALK, ATCS Danny Joe...Sadly I must report that Dan, 67, of Marietta, passed away Sunday April 5th, 2015. Dan served with ResASWTac at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, NAS Atlanta, Georgia, NAS Memphis, Tennessee, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, US Navy Hurricane Hunters and many east coast VP squadrons. Dan was a true Southern Gentleman with an infectious smile and boyish wit - he will be missed..." Contributed by ROSENSTROM, Neal "Rosey" baditude48@yahoo.com [06NOV2015]

Memorial Picture "...LAWRENCE, AWC Ronny (Red)...Regretfully I must tell you that I was just informed by Barbara Lawrence that our old shipmate Red (served with: VP-5, VP-7 and VP-16) passed on this morning. She asked me to notify as many of his military friends that I could and I solicit your help in passing this unfortunate information to his many friends via email or telephone. She told me he had been hospitalized for about four weeks after undergoing a triple heart bypass. Apparently his lungs were not strong enough to allow him to recover from the effects of this invasive surgery. Red will be resting at the : BRUMMITT FUNERAL HOME, 321 Magnolia Ave W., in McKenzie, TN 38201-2159. Telephone number: 731-352-2222, Mr. Hays Brummitt will be in charge. This is his old home town and he will be buried in McKenzie on the site of their old homeplace on Monday. The services that she told me about are as follows: All will take place at the Brummitt Funeral Home noted above. Viewing: 4-7 PM on Sunday, Oct 23rd. Service: 11 AM Monday Oct 24th - Barbara said it would be a Military style funeral and that those arrangements had been made. I join you in a prayer for our fallen friend and shipmate. Red was a caring and reliable friend whose word was always true and honest. I will miss him greatly. John E Pierson..." Forwarded by Nick Mulich nicknjax@gmail.com [23OCT2005]


LaBELLA, Albert "Al" abnada@aol.com "...I served with VP-45 (1984-1988) as Sensor Three with CAC-12 with deployments to NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, NAS Bermuda, and NAS Sigonella, Sicily, VX-1 (1988-1990) and VP-62 (1990-1993). I am still in the Army after 18 1/2 years and may even retire sometime in the future. Currently stationed at Fort Bragg, NC in the 18th Airborne Corps. I would love to hear from an former Pelicans or Friend me on Facebook..." [BIO Updated 14MAR2013 | BIO Updated 01JAN2005 | BIO Updated 30DEC98 | BIO Updated 05APR98 | 23FEB98]

LaBEOUF, CAPTAIN Alan A. http://reserves.navy.mil/Public/Staff/Centers/Forces+Command/Centers/Naval+Air+Reserves/Centers/Brunswick/WelcomeAboard/CommandingOfficer/default.htm "...Captain Alan A. LaBeouf, a native of Rochester, New York, graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 1975. He was commissioned through Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, in May 1980, and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in May 1981. Captain LaBeouf's first operational assignment was with the "Skinny Dragons" of VP-4 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He served with them from February 1982, to May 1985, holding the positions of Legal Officer and NATOPS Officer. In June 1985, he was assigned to VP-31 as a flight instructor. Captain LaBeouf was selected for the Full Time Support (formerly TAR) program in January, 1986. In addition to his flight instructor duties, he was an instructor for the Tactical Training Team. In May 1988, he left VP-31 for NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he served as the Aviation Training Officer for the next year. He then moved to VP-92 where he held the positions of Training Officer and Maintenance Officer for the "Minutemen." In June 1991, Captain LaBeouf reported to the Naval Air Reserve ASW Training Center, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, as the Senior Evaluator of the Commander Naval Air Reserve Force P-3 NATOPS Evaluation Team. His next assignment was to VP-66 as the Aviation Maintenance Officer. In October 1993, he assumed the duties as Officer-in-Charge of VP-66. During his tenure, the "Liberty Bells" transitioned to the P-3C UII aircraft and added two unique EP-3J aircraft with their Electronic Warfare Training mission to the squadron. In December 1994, he reported to the staff of Commander Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic where he held the positions of Maintenance, Operations and Administration Officer. Captain LaBeouf reported onboard NAS Brunswick, Maine in June 1997, to stand up VQ-11 and became the squadron's first Commanding Officer in an establishment ceremony in August 1997. For the next two years his squadron of electronic EP-3J's trained surface and air units from every U.S. battle group as well as many allies in the Electronic Warfare mission. Captain LaBeouf was next assigned to OPNAV N512, Navy Warfare Policy and Doctrine. When terrorists attacked the USS Cole, he was attached to the Secretary of the Navy's Antiterrorism Task Force until his departure in July 2001. He attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces for the next year and graduated with a Masters of Science in National Resource Strategy in the class of 2002. In July 2002, he reported to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs as the Director of Readiness. During his time in this joint tour he was responsible for the Department of Defense's actions that resulted in rebalancing the active and reserve force mix for all seven Reserve components. In August 2004, Captain LaBeouf assumed command of Naval Air Reserve, NAS Brunswick, Maine where he is responsible for 20 augment units and two aviation squadrons comprising over 800 selected reservists. Captain LaBeouf's awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (second award), Navy Commendation Medal (fourth award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (third award), and various other unit and campaign ribbons. He is married to the former Joanne Petrosino of Geneva, New York. Their daughter, Pamela, lives in Geneva, New York..." [25MAR2005]

LaBOMBARBE, Alan alan.labombarbe@evonik.com "...I served with VP-50 from 1986 and left just before the mid air (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends March 21st, 1991), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania and VP-45 where I finish my 10 years in 1996. I loved it and had a great time. I would love to swap some sea stories with former Shipmates..." [12MAR2008]

LaBOUNTY, Robert bobjudy@digitaldune.net "...I was in VP-50 1956-1958 stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I had the pleasure of doing one tour to Iwakuni Japan in May of 57. Would like to hear from others in squadron at the time..." [E-Mail Updated 31DEC2001 | 15NOV98]

LaBRE, Ray ramonlabre@comcast.net "...I served with VAQ-135 from 1976 to 1980. I had some great friends like Mad Dog Taylor and Andy Franco to name a few. Would be nice to talk to the guys again..." [23SEP2009]

LaBRIE, ACOM Harry via his daugher Leslie La Brie-DePue LBlackwolf@aol.com "...Served with VP-23 during WWII..." [15NOV98]

LACHAPELLE, AMH3 Dick dlachapelle@peoplepc.com "...Served with VU-5A NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from March 1961 to October 1962. 1 JD1 in service but she flew very few hours and was gone within 5 or 6 months. I never flew in that aircraft. 3 AD5'S #22, 23 and 24 were the main stay aircraft and an SNB was added towards the end of my service. I was an AMH3 worked in the structural shop for chief Jess Geraro and flew aircrew, Right seat and the reels. Had a few fun incidences and of course helped trap pigs. When a Boar was in the trap all worked stopped while we went to get it and the mess guys would butcher it for us. Great experiences with great guys and pilots. Love to here from anyone from that era. Aircraft 23 was BUNO: 33856. Aircraft 24 still had not been painted with the grey, yellow and high visability orange when I arrived I painted it. We were the Workhorse of the Luzon and Our patch has a carabao pulling a bucket I still have mine with other odds and ends..." [01APR2002]

LaCHAPELLE, ATC Ernie Retired erniej@gte.net "...I retired in 1975 from NAS Lemoore, California. I served with VP-22 from 1960-1962 Crew 4 with LT Dwight Hahn PPC, Rags PC, and others whose names I have forgotten and VP-40 from 1957-1959. Years in between VU-7, VU-5 and irony VA-22. Loved the years in VP's, but on recollection wonder how we survived. Would like to hear from some old timers. Just retired from the Boeing Company..." [Updated E-Mail/BIO 03DEC2002 | Updated E-Mail/BIO 08SEP99]

LACHMAN, CW04(ATCS) David E. Retired david.e.lachman@juno.com "...I joined the Naval Reserve at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in October 1962. Assigned to VP-936 (October 1962-September 1966), VP-935 (October 1966-April 1968), VP-66/W1 (May 1968-October 1970), VP-64 (November 1970-September 1994) and retired 30 Sep 1970. Flew aircrew in P2V-5 and P2V-7's (10 years) and P-3A's (14 years) as FCO. Was "bluecard" for FCO for 12 years. Also qualified in Julie, Radar, ECM, and MAD/Sniffer. Was MMCO in VP-64 from 1987 to 1994. The Condors are a proud, close and strong unit with an excellent tradition. They are and will be the best in my book. Would be happy to hear from fellow Shipmates..." [26APR2000]

LACKOWSKI, Rhonda Marie RhondaofJohnnyGreenandTheGreenmen@MSN.com "...I was in VP-23 for 4 years from 1989-93 before enlisting again for orders in security to sunny NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Working on the planes was the best time in my work experience. Now I'm in the band formerly of the "Batman" series. The band was the Joker's Henchmen. We've toured many military bases all over the world. You may remember the group for the green hair. Our stories can be seen at http://www.breezypt.com. I'd like to hear from you..." [20OCT98]

LACKEY, Leslie K. leslackey@erakey.com "...I served with VQ-2 from 1967 to 1969. I flew in "Victors" and A3's. I was lucky enough to do a tour in nam in 1967 "tet" was my first night. I flew with LCDR Doug Coleman "Silver Fox." A great pilot and a special man. I spent two and half years flying around the world with elite professionals who were truely the first line of defense for the free world. What a great time and what great Shipmates. I loved my tour at NS Rota, Spain..." [19APR2011]

LaCOUR, Allen allen_lacour@raytheon.com "...TACCO, VP-22, 1974-1977..." [E-Mail Updated 24MAY2000 | 22FEB99]

LADD, Arnold Shipmate PixCirca 1965 ladd.a@insightbb.com "...I was at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from early 1965 stationed aboard the Lake Champlain until decommission, was then transfered to VS-39 at the base. Was there untill release from active duty August 1967. Great years and many friends. Have looked for Shipmates over the years. Have only found one (Chuck Stolte) he now lives in Mexico MO, he never kept in contact with others himself. I was a Photographers mate, but never so lucky to work in Photo lab. Spent most time mess cook or compartment cleaning. CO was Cmdr McClain, Exo was Cmdr Herbig. My best pal was Dewey (Pewee) Mobley. He was discharged and stayed in the area of Providence (was from Texas) lost contact with him about a year after he was discharged. I would love to come visit the old stomping grounds, but am disabled and stuck in a wheelchair now. Is very difficult for travel. Would love to hear from anyone from the CAG or Squadron from my era there. I lost my old Squadron Patch years ago and would like to know if anyone can tell me how I can obtain another as well as the NAS patch from NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Sure would make an old swabby happy..." [E-Mail Updated 21AUG2006 | PIX Added 16JUN2005 | E-Mail Updated 21DEC2000 | 20MAY2000]

LADD, Jim jel43dll@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-23 (1965-1969) aboard Crew-2 (Plane Captain)..." [11DEC2011]

LADD, AW2 Michael mzladd@bellsouth.net "...Had a wonderful time in VP-26 from 1983 through 1987. Made two deployments Okinawa (1985) and NS Rota, Spain (1987). I can still taist the San Migul in the P.I.! Drop me a line and we'll tell some sea stories..." [E-Mail Updated 11FEB2009 | 16OCT2000]

LADOUSIER, AOCM (NAC) Robert C. Retired ladousir@bellsouth.net "...Retired from VP-90: Primary Duty: Flight Crew Ordnanceman CAC-13; Command Master Chief. Previously Assigned: VP-94: Primary Duty: Flight Crew Ordnanceman CAC-10 & CAC-4; Flight Crew Ordnance Seat Co-ordinator..." [E-Mail Updated 06AUG2003 | E-Mail Updated 10DEC2001 | 08SEP99]

LADWIG, AWC(AW) Joachim [A.K.A. "Big Joe / McStork"] jnrlad@dmrtc.net "...My first MPA event was at night aboard one of VP-67's P-2V Neptune aircraft in Millington TN, SEP76 and I've had a most excellent time in the VP business ever since! I've logged 4700hrs with VP-40 (77-82), VP-31, IS/CNAP; P-3B/C Acoustic Evaluator (82-85), VP-46, Tactics/Ops (85-88), CPWP, TTT/TAC D&E (88-92), VP-9, Training/ det Ops Chief(92-95). Today(96-??) I toil at the desk upon which rests the sacred Sonobuoy HOTLINE (DSN482-3577, Please call us with your pressing sonobuoy needs!) here at NSWC Crane IN..."

LAFAYETTEE, Jim jlaf@capital.net "...I served in VP-49 from late 68-Feb.70 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I remember we had a lot of down time transitioning from A's to C's. The C's kept getting delayed. We also had a pretty good touch football team..." [07JUL98]

LAFFAN, Sean P. seanplaffan@gmail.com "...I served with VP-64 (1981-1986) in Power Plant Shop many good times with the group. Had a great time over in NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal..." [E-Mail Updated 03NOV2016 | 02MAR2014]

LAFFEY, JERRY "LAFF#3" dennys1@gateway.net "...I SERVED IN VQ-1 FROM DEC 67 TO DEC 69 WITH MY TWO OLDER BROTHERS JOE AND BUNK LAFFEY. IT'S GREAT TO SEE ALL THE RESPONSE FROM FORMER VQ SAILORS JOE RECENTLY PASSED AWAY FROM A FIGHT WITH CANCER. I'M SURE MANY WILL REMEMBER HIM. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS IN THE "Q" THE SAME TIME THAT I WAS IN PARTICULAR DONALD MACPHERSON, JOHNNY BAKER, AND A GUY NAMED JAKE FROM UPSTATE NY. I HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH WALTER "GOOSE" COOMBS, PAT MITCHELL, AND JERRY "GINK" STALTER. ALSO, DOES ANYONE KNOW THE WHERE ABOUTS OF TIM AINKEN? I BELIEVE HE STAYED IN THE NAVY POSSIBLY WENT TO A VP SQUADRON OR VQ-2. THANKS..." [31MAR99]

LAFFOON, Charles ;gunit@aol.com "...I served with VT-7, VT-9, and VT-19 from 1968 through 1972..." [26FEB2003]

LaFLAM, Ray Shipmate Pix Circa 1964 r.laflam@comcast.net "...I served with AEWBarRonPac from August 1964 to April 1965 when it was disestablished and VP-22 from September 1965 to June 1967. Was a member of Crew 7, Pete's Chain Gang. What a great bunch of guys! I also served with ..." [PIX Updated 27JAN2009 | BIO Updated 23JAN2009 | 22JAN2009]

LaFLAMME, AW3 Brian brian5215@comcast.net "...I served with VP-4 from 1974 to 1977 and flew with Crew-5. After leaving the Navy in 1977, I went to college until I received an MS at the University of Washington. I am now an Environmental Consultant in Denver, Colorado area. Lots of good memories of good people with VP-4 and I would like to hear from you all..." [20MAR2009]

LaFOUNTAIN, AD1 Ricky rickyAD@webtv.net "...Hi to all VP Shipmates. I have 12 years in and been with 3 great TAR squadrons. I served with VP-60, VP-66 and now with VP-92. I you served with me, please contact me at my e-mail address. Hope to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 08AUG2002 | 18DEC98]

LaFONTAINE, ADJ Rick benchman@gte.net "...Flew in RB10 & RB9, loved doing sub-time. When they surfaced it looked like a city at night. It's nice to know we're stll a unit. VP-42 from 66-68..." [01MAR98]

LaFRENIERE, LT Christopher Shipmate Pix CJL2@hotmail.com "...Navy FCO to Army Officer - I was in VP-94 from 1989-1993 as a Navy Reservist. While there I made deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Key West with Crew 8. I am now a Medical Service Corps officer recalled to active duty with the 3d Medical Command out of Decatur, GA. Anyone who served with the Crawfishers, drop me a line..." [02APR2002]

LaFRINIERE, Robert (Bob) tfl4404@montana.com "...Reported VP-9 late 66 in Naha Okinawa discharged Dec 70. Worked out of AT shop under Herb Vayo oldest salt in the VP Navy. Flew in Crew 2, 6, 8, and 10. Would like to hear from old crew mates. Sam Osborne where are you?..." [26MAR98]

LAGLER, Bill blagler@idscontractors.com "...I was AMD aboard NAS Kingsville, Texas (1966-1969) in J-65 / 48 Power Plants & Test Cell Operations..." [29DEC2013]

LaGRO, AW2 Phil pal7445@msn.com "...I was a so-called "plank" (founding) member of VP-60 in November 1970 at NAS Glenview, Illinois. I was USNR inactive (college student/weekend warrior) from 1966 through January 1970 (all at NAS Glenview, Illinois), then USNR active duty from January 1970 through July 1973. "A" school at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from January 1970 through May 1970, then to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania for a couple months of ASW equipment-specific training before returning to NAS Glenview, Illinois in August 1970. VP-60 Established November 1970, and served the balance of my active duty time with "60" until being discharged in July 1973. Then it was off to college and on with life. Ahhh, the memories still abound after all these years. I can still feel the salt spray coming in the rear window of our Neptune, a couple hundred feet off the water (maybe less), crossing a transiting Russian sub off the coast of Portugal..." [04APR2009]

LAHEY, Charles J. c/o Stuart Myers sgmyers4@yahoo.com "...My father-in-law, Charles J. Lahey, was a member of VPB-149 from 1944 through September 1945. I am looking for any of his Shipmates or families who may have information on his service during the war. I am compiling a family history and any information or photos taken during this period are greatly appreciated..." [20DEC2005]

LAIRD, Douglas (Mel) pg449laird@yahoo.com "...Started off as an AW3 in VX-1 in Key West 70-72, AW2 in VP-8 in NAS Brunswick, Maine 72-76, AW1 ASWOC NS Rota, Spain 76-79, AW1/YN1 VP-48 in NAS Moffett Field, California, retired as YNC in 93. Interested in hearing from anyone that was with me during these trying times. LMAO..." [19MAY99]

LAIR, AWC(AW/NAC) Tim tlair@msa.attmil.ne.jp "...stationed with VP-4 80-83; CPW-2 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii 83-86; USS Ranger(CV-61) 86-89; VP-50 89-92; VP-31 92-93(Decommissioned); VP-30 93-95; VP-1 95; VP-40 95-Present. Currently selected for CWO2 with orders to PATWINGONE Det Misawa, Japan. 98-Present; have orders to FMP MOCC LANT Jacksonville in April 2000. Would like to hear from old Shipmates!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25NOV99]

LaJOICE, Stephen J. burnsbrp@freeway.net "...I did a two year tour with VP-30 in 1972 and 73 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as an ATAN. I was a Radio Operator and Inflight Avionics tech working out of the Avionics shop. Pull a little under a 1000 crew hour in that period. It was an exiting time. Lotsa flying, good crews and P-3 Orions. It dont get much better! I ran across a photo of a 95000 hour flight we did some time during that period. The crew was made up of Lt Jerry Kruger, plane commander; Ltjg R.K. Crowe; Ltjg J. Nelson; At3 Eric Gunderson, Radio Operator; I was the Aft Observer and ADRC Joseph Mayers was the Flight Engineer. Unfortunately, I don't have the details. This photo was published as a article in the Tester and was written by PH2 L.D. Albers. It shows Squadran Commander R.A. Martini congratulating the crew. If my memory serves me right, the bird was a hangar queen used to canabalize parts. Some one found out she was close to landmark hours. She was fixed up and we flew her until she reached that goal. If any one out there has the details of this flight I'd like to know. I have the Photo and would gladly share it. Thanks and keep flying..." [01JUL99]

LAKE, AK3 Bruce A. brucecoventry@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-104 from November 1956 to September 1958. I worked in the supply room. If you got aircraft parts from FASRON-104 I probably was the one who helped you. I would like to hear from anyone from that era..." [18MAY2007]

LAKE, ADJ1 Gary R. Retired williej@westco.net "...I served in VP-44 from April 1961 until February 1970. I am interested in hearing from fellow ship mates. I was flight engineer on CDR. Gigliotti's crew when I left the squadron. I returned to Naval Air Test Center NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to service test, then transferred to Weapons Test P-3 line where I retired August 1, 1973. Also served in VP-56 flying P5M's April 1958 until April 1959..." [08JAN99]

LAKE, Jack gneissrockman@aol.com "...I served with VS-41 and VAQ-33..." [10JUN2012]

LAKE, Rex Retired rexlake@frontier.com "...I served with VP-68 (1970-1993) as a FE. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 06MAR2013 | E-Mail Updated 30OCT2003 | 19JUN98 | 00XX97]

LAKIN, Toby B. Jr. Shipmate Pix Shipmate Pix Circa 1957 alltbl@olg.com "...I was in FAETU (PAC) 1955 to 1957 and VP-42 1957 & 1958..." [24APR2001]

LALLI, Jacob J. jjlfish@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-17 (1965-1970), VP-31, VA-113 and VT-31..." [05JUL2013]

LALLY, CDR Bob http://www.atsugi.navy.mil/cprw1/page4.html "...Commander Bob Lally graduated from Georgia Tech in 1982. Following flight training, he reported to the Dragons of VP-56 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, in June 1984. CDR Lally deployed with VP-56 to NAS Keflavik, Iceland; NAS Sigonella, Sicily; and NAS Bermuda. Of significance, during the 1986 NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment, VP-56 flew combat missions in support of combat operations against Libya (Operation EL DORADO CANYON). In December 1987, CDR Lally received orders as Flight Instructor to VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California. In October 1989, he reported to Carrier Group SIX (CCG-6) at Mayport, Florida, to serve aboard USS FORRESTAL (CV 59) as Flag Secretary/Flag Lieutenant. CCG 6 staff embarked on the missions of Operation DESERT SHIELD, Operation DESERT STORM, Operation PROVIDE COMFORT, and a variety of shipboard detachments to the Caribbean in support of Joint Task Force FOUR counter-narcotics operations. CDR Lally reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) in Washington, DC as the VP Sea/Shore Detailer and served as the Naval Aviation Shore Coordinator. Following refresher training at VP-30, CDR Lally was assigned to VP-56, "Grey Knights" in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. During the tour, he deployed to Central Command (CENTCOM)/5th Fleet and served as Operations Officer, Officer in Charge of Masirah, Oman, Cobra Gold 1995, and CARAT 1995 in Thailand and Malaysia. In November 1996, he reported to CPW-10 where he served as Operations Officer and Chief Staff Officer. In January 1997, he then reported to CPW Pacific as Assistant Chief of Staff for Manpower. Additionally, he took on the role as Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Officer for the congressionally mandated closure of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and ultimate move to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Prior to reporting as Executive Officer of VP-9, he earned a Master of Science Degree in National Strategic Studies from National War College at Fort McNair, Washington, DC. In July 2001, CDR Lally assumed command of the Golden Eagles of VP-9 while on a CENTCOM/5th Fleet deployment. During the squadron's combat deployment supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM-Afghanistan and the global war on terrorism, VP-9 flew more hours than any patrol squadron since the Vietnam era. While serving with VP-9, the squadron was recognized for its efforts as the Chief of Naval Operation's Battle E Patrol Squadron for 2001. Upon arrival home in December 2001, Association of Naval Aviators; Navy League; Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, Pacific; and local community leaders recognized numerous Golden Eagles for their unselfish, dedicated individual efforts in support of combat operations. CDR Lally flew more than 30 combat missions which included more than 400 combat hours and the first strike missions by Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Forces in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility. In July 2002, he reported to his current command, CPRW-1, Task Force 57/72. He initially served as Operations Officer and is now Chief Staff Officer. CDR Lally's awards include the Bronze Star, Air Medal (First strike/First flight), Meritorious Service Medal with one star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with five gold stars/with two combat distinguishing devices..." [29JUN2003]

LAMANA, Scott "Lawman" Lamanas@aol.com"...Currently serving with VP-9..."

LAMB, GARNICE glamb@searnet.com "...I JOINED VPB-212 AT HARVEY POINT, N. C. IN EARLY 1945 THEN ON TO THE CARRIBEAN SEA FROM CUBA TO DUTCH AND BRITISH GUIANA..." [08JUL98]

LAMB, AT Jim jimlamb@journalist.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1970-1971) at NAS Atsugi, Japan with deployments to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines..." [04APR2015]

LAMB, AO1 Scott lambscot@oregonsbest.com "...I served with VJ-2 and VJ-7. We were a detachment from VJ-2 to NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7th, 1941 then went to Efate Island and Espirto Santos in December 1942. We flew PBY's..." [10DEC2003]

LAMBERSON, AT2 Mark R. sgllc2@verizon.net "...I served aboard NAS Agana, Guam (1976-1980) AIMD Avionics and VP-68 (1980-1982) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Left the reserves for a job in Bermuda for eleven years thanks to the training I received in the Navy..." [25AUG2016]

LAMBERT, AK3 Bernard G. J. mempep5271@msn.com "...I served with VP-56 (1960-1964) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [18AUG2013]

LAMBERT, CAPTAIN Ed Retired ESL14@Mediaone.net "...I was the AIO for VP-17 in '69-'71 or so. From there, went to CINCPACFLT in OPINTEL...FOSIC. etc. Former wife (Mary) and I lived in Navy housing at EWA Beasch...Fulmar Ave. Over the past years I've kept in loose contact w/ Joe Sikes and Jack and Dixie Quin (before Jack died). Stayed in the Reserves until'97 and retired as a Captain. Would love to hear from any and all! Remember the nicknames??...Nitnoy, Lump, Straightarrow etc??? Great detachment in Utapao..still have some photos!..." [01JUN2001]

LAMBERT, Harrell lambert674044@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-731 (1960)..." [26JAN2015]

LAMBERT, Jess JTL3741A@Worldnet.com "...I was a menber of Anti Submarine Warfare Squadron 39 (VS-39) stationed at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and deployed on the USS Essex from 1960 until 1963. I would like to converse with any Shipmates that were in VS-39 at the same time. Thanks..." [23AUG99]

LAMBERT, AE2 Norman F. millielambert@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-7 from 1965 to 1966 and deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily in fall of 1965 as the Plane Captain of Crew 6. I had many great moments during my tour with VP-7. Who could forget riding those cattle cars. I also did thirty days at Leeward Point during the Cuban crisis. Would like to hear from some of my old crew. Sorry to hear about J. Harvey (he was our Co-Pilot)..." [E-Mail Updated 15JUL2003 | E-Mail Updated 12AUG2002 | 26MAY2000]

LAMBERT, AW/OTACS (NAC/IUSS) Reynolds (LaDon) Retired mailhandlerbama@aol.com "...Served in VS-30 (76-79), VP-1 (80-83), VP-30 (83-86), VP-44 (86-88) Medical grounding in 88 converted to the OTA rating stationed at NOPF Ford Island Hi, NAVFAC Centerville Beach CA, NAVFAC NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NETPDC Saufley Field, Pensacola Florida as an OTA. Retired in NOV 98 Currently working for the U.S. Postal Service and living in Pace, Fla. Any old Shipmates please contact would love to talk about old times in the VP Navy..." [17JAN2001]

LAMBERT, Terry terrylamb12@aol.com "...I served with VP-48 (1974-1977)..." [28OCT2012]

LAMBERT, AO1 William A. billlam98@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-5 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1974 to 1978 flying with CAC-12..." [07JUN2011]

LAMBIE, Lyle C. "Mick" lambiefamily@earthlink.net "...I served with VC-3, VP-50 and VP-47. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAY2010 | BIO Updated 12FEB2000 | 10FEB2000]

LAMBTON, Jack jackandbonnie@lambtongroup.com "...I served with VP-48, AW4, two WestPacs - May 70 to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and second West Pac in May of 71 to NS Subic Bay, Philippines and Utipo (sp?) Crew 6 Julie/Ecm operator..." [E-Mail Updated 20OCT2001 | 29APR2000]

LAMECKER, AMH3 Dennis delameck@gmail.com "...I served with VP-17 (08/1971-08/1972) with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [25NOV2016]

Lamme, Darrell E. dlamme@rainbowtel.net "...I served with VP-26 (01/1976-07/1979) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 21JUL2012 | 20MAY98]

LAMMI, AFCM Mike Retired michael.lamm@att.net "...I served with VP-60 (1986) as the CMC and FE. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [04DEC2011]

LAMONICA, Jerry JITTERJER3@CS.COM "...I served in VP-10 from September of 1956 to September of 1960. Entered as an Airman and left as an AME2. Have many fond memories of those days. I was the guy that issued the flight gear from the Parachute Riggers Shop. I would like to hear from anyone that may remember me..." [27FEB2000]

LAMOUREUX, AE2 Bruce lbrumon@comcast.net "...I served with VX-6 (1962-1964)..." [26JUL2015]

LAMPE, George H. c/o His Son George M. Lampe albatros@discover.net Shipmate Pix Circa 1954... "...I recently recieved a copy of my fathers navy records and I'm trying to find out about some of the squadrons he served in. He was in Medium Seaplane Squadron 2 in 1947. He was also in VP-42 from 1947 to 1950, and in VP-48 from 1953-1955. His name was George H. Lampe. He was a Chief Petty Officer at the time. I would be interested in any information about the squadron, the squadron insignia, type of planes, or talking to any of his old Shipmates. I know he was in Martin Mariners as I found a picture of on along with a white silk scarf with VP-42 on it. I would really appreciate any information you could give me..." [24OCT99]

LAMPE, AT2 Rod rlampe0438@aol.com "...I was assigned to VP-2 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from August 1957 to January 1959. I was in Crew 5 when we deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan from Aug 1958 to Jan 1959. I have a cruise book to prove it! We flew P2V-7's. I was trained as an airborne radio operator. I was an AT-2 and when we returned and immediately received orders to VAH-4 also stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. In that squadron we had A3 Skywarriors and I made one deployment on the USS Hancock. I was discharged from the Navy in Aug 1960 and in 1961 went to work for Hewlett-Packard in Loveland Colo where I worked for them for 37 years. I just retired about 2 1/2 years ago In Loveland. I would sure like to hear from anyone that served in VP-2 during that time!..." [04SEP2001]

LAMY, Gerald c/o His Son Tom Lamy NPMHU237@aol.com "...Could you please help me find anyone who was in VPB 18 C-16 Okinawa, Saipon, toyko My father was in that squadron and was a tail gunner on the PBM. Any info please contact me. His name was Gerald Lamy I'm his son Tom Lamy..." [19AUG2000]

LANCASTER, Rich "Burt" riccon71@verizon.net "...Here goes - VP-24 65-70 flew with Big John Evanchik, Little John Eskew, Hal Wilcox, Bob Beers, and Bob Ertwine. That's some of the names I remember. NAVDET Souda Bay, Crete 70-71, NAF Washington, D.C. 71-75, VP-19 76-79. Big Red made CPO while on the first deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. NADC Warminster, Pa 79-82, worked nite maint control promoted to SCPO, VP-10 82-85, back to NADC twilight tour 85-88 retired 88,back to NADC as a crab untill two months before NADC closed. I was lucky to pick up job at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania at AIMD T-56 engine shop. I do remember alot of names I have seen on this guest list. SP2H and P-3 forever..." [E-Mail Updated 15JUL2007 | E-Mail Updated 02FEB2006 | E-Mail Added 30MAY2001 | Updated Phone Number 16JAN99 | 17JUL98]

LANCASTER, CWO2 William F. (Bill) Retired pusan330@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-49 1962 - 1965 at NAS Bermuda and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Crew Ordanceman, AO2 and AO1 on LP-8 P5M and LP-6 P3A. Retired from the Navy on 31 December 1977 from Naval Station Mayport, FL. Crew 8 was the alert crew the night Kennedy set the Cuban Blockade and first crew to arrive at Gitmo. LCDR Jacobs was PPC. Presently work as a General Supply Specialist for the Army in Pusan, Korea. Would like to hear from any Shipmates during my VP-49. Presently working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, FL as Chief, Logistics Management..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13JUN2003 | 13OCT99]

LANSING, David darkutsmyhair@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1962-1964) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and a deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and loved it! I'm St. Louis native who has retired to The Villages, Florida..." [13NOV2013]

LANDERS, Greg captgpl@gmail.com "...I served with VP-47 from 1975 to 1978, Naval Air Reserve CENter (NARCEN) at NAS Moffett Field, California, ComPatWingsPac (and Desert Shield/Storm), VP-91 from 1979 to 1988, ASWOCs (880 and 1080), NR USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), MOCC from 1990 to 1991 at Masirah, Oman and retired in 1996. Happy Holidays to my Shipmates - including the FE's and maintenance folks who kept me safe (especially AVCM Herb Parsons), from the "mystery Christmas card" sender..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 09MAR2011 | 08DEC99]

LANDERS, CDR James Shipmate Pix http://www.nol.navy.mil/homepages/vp-47/html/body_executive_officer.html "...A native of Caledonia, Mississippi, Commander Landers graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and was commissioned through the NROTC program in 1987. He began his Naval career as a Surface Warfare Officer serving as Gunnery Officer and Navigator aboard USS Vreeland (FF 1068) homeported in Mayport, FL. Completing Naval Flight Officer training in 1991, he reported to VP-45 where he qualified as P-3C UDIII Tactical Coordinator/Mission Commander and served as NFO Training Officer, Assistant Training Officer and Assistant Task Group Operations Officer. During this tour, he deployed with the Pelicans to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and led numerous detachments, including to NAS Sigonella, Sicily in support of Operation Sharp Guard and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Storm. In 1995, he reported to VP-30 as a FRS Instructor, and was assigned to the CNO Fleet Projects Team where he performed duties as the first Aircraft Improvement Program (AIP) Fleet Introduction Officer. In this capacity he was instrumental in establishing the VP community's solid foundation for the most advanced mission system upgrade in Maritime Patrol Aircraft history. For his efforts with AIP Fleet Introduction, he was awarded the Association of Naval Aviation (ANA) Outstanding Achievement Award for Maritime Patrol (1997). Returning to sea duty in 1998, he reported to the MAD FOXES of VP-5 as Tactics Officer. Deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, he led combat support surveillance missions over Bosnia, Herzegovina in support of Operation Deliberate Forge and Kosovo in support of Operation Eagle Eye. He served as Training Officer through a resource limited inter-deployment training cycle and as Operations and Task Group Operations Officer deployed to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Reporting to the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in 2000, he served as the Air Anti-Submarine Warfare Programs Officer in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Requirements Division (N74). In this capacity, he contributed to programming and planning for critical war fighting improvements to ASW platforms and sensors. Transferring to U.S. Pacific Command in 2002, Commander Landers served as the Deputy Chief of the Joint Interagency Coordination Group for Counter Terrorism (JIACG/CT) in the Operations Directorate (J3). Among the notable achievements while at PACOM, he led the development of the Pacific Command's Regional Maritime Security Program and Southeast Asia Maritime Security (SEAMS) Initiative. CDR Landers is currently XO of VP-47. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal and Navy Achievement Medal..." [20APR2005]

LANDERS, AT2 Thomas "Tom" telanders@cox.net "...AT2. ACM VP-872 1960 to 1966. NAS Alameda, California, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, Christmas Island and Johnson Island..." [29JUL2007]

LANDIS, ATCS Kevin Retired kslandis@md.metrocast.net "...I served with VP-4 from October 1982 to April 1984, VP-6 from April 1984 to October 1985, Naval Air Development Center from September 1986 to December 1989, VPU-1 from January 1990 to September 1994, NAS Point Mugu, California from September 1994 to November 1997, got lost on the USS Nimitz from November 1997 to November 2000, and glad to say returned to flying at Weapons System Test (WST) Squadron NAS Point Mugu, California from December 2000 to December 2003. Seems I didn't have enough of P-3's, so now I'm retired and working as a contractor for PMA-290 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [E-Mail Updated 10JUN2008 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 29APR2005 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 23MAR2004 | E-Mail Updated 01MAR2001 | 29FEB2001]

LANDIS, AT3 Mike landismr@comcast.net "...I served with VP-48 (03/1969-12/1971) with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NS Sangley Point, Philippines / NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines / U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand as Radio Operator 0n Crew-9. I graduated from San Jose State and worked for NASA at Ames Research Center retiring recently with 34 years..." [27AUG2012]

LANDON, AKAN Pete plandon3@gmail.com "...I served with VP-47 (09/1965-05/1969) with deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and NAS Agana, Guam. I am now semi-retired in Wickenburg, Arizona. I would like to here from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19FEB2014 | BIO Updated 12MAY2010 | 09FEB2009]

LANDON, Sam samtam@frontiernet.net "...I served with VP-23 (1978-1980) with a deployment to NSF Diego Garcia (1980). I left the Navy and returned (Naval Reserves) in 1990 and retired in 2007. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [31JUL2013]

LANDRETH, Landreth billy@chesapeake.net "...I was a member of Patrol Squadron FIVE (VP-5) from January, 1951 to about August, 1953. Served as a Yeoman (YN-2) under Skippers, CDR R.W. Warner, CDR Barbee and others. I remember when Ensign Parker drew up the Squadron Logo, of the Fox striking a blow at a sub periscope. We were not known as the "Mad Foxes" during those years. I read with interest Willoughby's comments about the squadron in the early fifties. I was on the deployments to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island when MC-9 went down. I lost a very good friend on that accident. I remember the Malta deployment when one of our planes went down outside of Paris (Willoughby spoke of this also). What he didn't tell was that the parachute rigger was on that flight and had to jump with a chute he had rigged. He also popped his chute in the excitement and went through the hatch holding the chute in his arms. The crew didn't have to go very far to find the rigger of their chutes. I could go on and on about the old days in VP-5..." [02AUG98]

LANDRY, Elizabeth (Barrentine) figmentliz@aol.com "...I served in VP-9 from 1993 to 1995. I was in NSF Diego Garcia 6 months on deployment and I am looking for some of my other squadron mates. If any of you were in VP-9 at this time, please write to me. Hope to hear from everyone soon!..." [14JUL99]

LANDRY, Harold c/o Robin Smith astroaries@ispwest.com "...I served with VP-9 in the early 1950's. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16NOV2006]

LANDUYT, Jeff landuyt2713@msn.com "...I served with VQ-2 NS Rota, Spain from 1989 to 1992 Crew 2-1! Sure miss the "seafood jambories" and other Spanish good times. Anyone from that era around? Also, Roberto Morales, the phone number you sent me does not work..." [08NOV2003]

LANE, ADJ3 Barry gantfan1@AOL.com "...I was in VP26 from 71-74 most of the time in the p/p shop for CPO branch. Would like to here from any old shipmates..." [15ICT99]

LANE, Clarence Reed lanebud@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-21 at NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1941. We lost our planes and I was then transfered to VP-44. Assigned as aircrew and flew patrols from Pearl, Canton, Johnston and Midway islands. I was glad to find this web site but I an not find much of us old dogs. Anyone left, I wonder..." [19AUG2007]

LANE, ATN3 David L. auroralane@comcast.net "...I served with VU-7 (1958-1959) at NAAS Brown Field, California and then NAS North Island, San Diego, California. We flew the the Douglas JD-1 Invader towing targets or in pairs of Douglas JD-1 Invader's working with ships radar crews. Two of my close friends were Gary Bedell of New Hampshire and Ralph Bowden of Louisiana. I have lived in New Mexico since leaving the service in August 1959. That was some of the best years of my life..." [E-Mail Updated 07JAN2012 | 20FEB2009]

LANE, IS1 Morris "Skip" amistadj@aol.com "...I served with VP-50 (1984-1987) with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan and two deployments to NSF Diego Garcia..." [10OCT2010]

LANE, Tom tlane@fidalgo.net "...VR-7 Detachment Alpha 1962 - 1963. Boat builder and marine mechanic. Spare time activities flying, boating, camping, fishing..." [26JAN2005]

LANE, William Otto c/o his son John Lane Purpelfx@aol.com "...I have found your website to be very interesting. I have found some very interesting facts that I was never aware of. My father, William Otto Lane served in the Navy from 11-26-41 to 10-4-45. He served with VP-73, HedRon 9-1 and HedRon, FAW-8. My Dad died in 1970, but I am interested in contacting those who may have served with him. The interesting note that I found on your website was that he was at NAS Brunswick, Maine when it was commissioned on 4-15-43. Before that he was at the Portland Section from 3-12-43 to 4-15-43. Thank you very much for your work and time. Learning about history has always been exciting. You have helped me and many more like me. Again, thanks..." [27AUG98]

LINEBAUGH, Dale dlinebaugh@risecom.net "...I served aboard the USS Currituck II (AV-7) as a radar operator from 1960 to Jan 1964. I would be interested in hearing from Shipmates from that time period..." [11NOV2003]

LANEY, LCDR David P. Retired david_laney@yahoo.com "...I served with NAVCAD to June 1958, VW-3 to October 1960, VW-1 to October 1961 (3P & Nav), VP-9 to June 1963 (Training & Tactics/2P in P2V-7F), VT-3 (flight instructor) to June 1966, VQ-1 to 1969 (Aircraft Comm. EC-121M), and VQ-2 to 1974 (Training, Security, A/C EC121M). Retired and went to work (self employed) and retired in 2000 finally. VP-9 for losses in San Fran Bay and Johnson Island (JTF-8-Atomic testing)..." [12SEP2002]

LANG, Irvin il1410@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-26 (1972-1975)..." [29JUL2014]

LANG, PHCM Terry Retired terry@terrylang.com "...I served with VP-31 (1978-1981) where I ran the Instructional Television Studio and VP-22 as aircrew and DET LCPO NAS Agana, Guam. I retired as in 1993..." [24OCT2013]

LANGE xntexan@the-cia.net "...I was an AT2 in VP-5 from 5/94 - 5/98. I'm currently living in Geronimo, TX and working for the Wal-Mart electronic repair facility..." [04JUN99]

LANGE, Charles clange@bellsouth.net "...I was a C-121 flight engineer in VW-1 we used NS Sangley Point, Philippines right up to the day it closed. What a sad day when we had to start going to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines..." [28JUN2001]

LANGE, AFCM(AW) Danny Retired danny@lnf.com "...I served with VP-68 at NAF Andrews, Maryland. I am currently working for Long and Foster (http://www.homes4ubydanny.com/) selling Realestate. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [22FEB2010]

LANGFORD, Mike fishn_100@hotmail.com "...I served with VT-23 from 1972 through 1975 in Kingsville, Tx. I worked in the powerplant shop working on the T-2C Buckeye J-85 jet engines..." [12MAR2002]

LANGLEY, F. Michael (Mike) TLRGROUP@aol.com "...VP-23 1977-1980, VPU-1 1982-1984, and VP-68 1984-1991. Lovin life in South Florida. Playin lots of golf. PPC/MC of Crew 1 VP-23 CAPT USNR now. Retiring this year. Would love to hear from squadron mates anytime..." [30JUL99]

LANGLEY, Wes jimers77@gmail.com "...I served with VP-42 from 1964 to 1966. I reported aboard at NAS Iwakuni, Japan just after the 1964 incident in the South China Sea (In Memorial for lost VP-42 friends September 8th, 1964). I remember many plane parts laying out in the hangar on my introductory run through. I think Dale Armour, who went down in the 1967 loss in the Alaska area was a survivor of the 1964 incident. I had only been out of the Navy a few months when I read about the 1967 incident and noticed Dale's name and felt that he had told me he was one of the survivors of the 1964 incident. Dale used to keep a large 4 engine airplane model he had constructed from scratch on the top of his locker that he had worked on for a few years. He had tremendous talent and also a very special spirit that set him apart from the average person. I've wondered since that time just what it was spiritually that he had found. Perhaps if one of his family reads this you would be so kind as to let me know. Thanks for all he and the others did for our freedom. It's a precious freedom. I had family in the Jamestown Colony and the Massachusetts Bay Colony so know some of them paid a dear price for our freedom also. Of course, we're all related to the fellow who build the Arc so we are all in this equally it appears to me. Keep smilin and have a wonderful day..." [10JUL2010]

LANGLOIS, AOCM Chester W. Retired CHETCIN@worldnet.att.net "...I served with VP-1 from 1986 to 1989 as the CMC. Only VP it was my pleasure to serve in. I retired from there, not because of being there, but because it was my time to go after 30 years. If anything VP-1 made me want to stay longer, but my choices after that wonderful tour were hazy grey and underway or hazy grey and underway. I will never be able to say enough about how much I enjoyed that tour of duty. It was a learning experience, but a very good one..." [02SEP2002]

LANGNER, Barney J. c/o His Grandaughter Heather A. Williams wms@cei.net "...My grandfather, Barney J. Langner, served with CPW-1 7 December 1941 (Kaneohe Klippers). I was honored to be in attendance with him, our family and the others at the 60th Anniversary, 7 December 2001 at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. What a sacrifice that was made by our men and women 61 years ago today. My thoughts and prayers go out to all our men and women today. I'll always 'Remember Pearl Harbor' and let's 'Keep America Alert'!..." [07DEC2002]

UPDATE "...I regret to inform you that he passed away, January 2, 2003 at the age of 81. We were so fortunate to have some of the Bay Area PHSA Chapter 2 Members there to honor and remember my dear grandfather...Heather A. Williams wms@cei.net..." [11JAN2003]

LANGS, ADJC Ted Retired Azted123@aol.com "...I served with VP-10 out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida and then later NAS Brunswick, Maine. Joined this fine group when formed up in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. First cruise went to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and NAS Keflavik, Iceland to break us in and then over to North Africa. Was Flight engineer on HK6 with Pilot LT Moore. Left for a little shore duty in Sanford, Fl. Then back to flying with VP-2 and the great A/C the P2V-7. Every Crew member earned AirCrewman Wings on Alaska Deployment. LT Roger Booth was our Patrol Plane Commander and a great one..." [02MAR2001]

LANGWORTHY, Irv "Lang" irvlangworthy@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 (06/1959-1961) at NAS Iwakuni, Japan and then NAS Atsugi, Japan. Our crew flew up to NAS Atsugi, Japan with our CO once while the transfer was being finalized (got in a fight with some Marines). Finished out my Navy tour flying radar tech with AEWBarRonPac. Got extended briefly while President Kennedy dealt with the Cuban missle situation. Hooked up with a couple of buddies back in the nineties that I had while in Japan (Gary Saverign and Ken Reaves). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO 06DEC2011 | 23MAR99]

LANIER, LT Phillip Retired cavu2@msn.com "...Served with VP-23, out of "A" Shool, 1968-1970. Ground Pounder, flew as radio (IFC), thanks to Chief Love and "Bones" Gilbert, got me out of cleaning the hanger deck with screwdrivers for the admiral's walk thru, for awhile in SP2H. AIMD in NAS Sigonella, Sicily on APS-20 then later APS-80 bench in NAS Brunswick, Maine. Two deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily AX3 to ATR2. In VP-91 as a TAR, NAS Moffett Field, California, from 1971 to 1972, radio on P-3A's and AIMD on ARC-51/52 bench. U. of Utah, NESEP, 1972-1975, commissioned to NAS Pensacola, Florida for NFO flight training. Back to NAS Brunswick, Maine with VP-10, 1978-81, as Navigator then TACCO, first NFO trained on the P-3CII and last P-3B TC. Stayed at NASB for FASO det 1981-84, SERE school. NAS Keflavik, Iceland 1984-85, nav on the UP-3A. Had about 40 airline seats installed. Flew VIP and R&R all over Europe and MED. NASB 1985-87, retired Lt. What a great adventure, lots of good people and sights to see. Old shipwrecks, shipmates send me a note, love to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 21FEB2010 | E-Mail Updated 02SEP2000 | E-Mail Updated 26JAN2000 | 07NOV99]

LANKFORD, AW Jonathan j7l@bellsouth.net "...I served as an AW in VP-56 and exited the Navy in October 1976. Don Perkins trained me and was an E-6 at the time..." [22SEP2002]

LANKFORD, William E. wlankfor@pop800.gsfc.nasa.gov "...I served with VP-17 from 1976 to 1980. I was an IFT then converted to ground pounder after 2 years of flight duty. I had alot of good friends and good times. It would be nice to hear from some of the old gang..." [12SEP2003]

LANTAYA, Cirilo Retired jp3mek@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-6 Mech Shop (Power Plants) from Aug 1983-Aug 1989, then got transffered to shore duty to AIMD NAS Miramar, California from there went to VF-24 and 211 and made 2 deployments to the gulf aboard USS Nimitz, went back to shore duty with Naval Weapon Test Squadron in NAS Point Mugu, California now designated as VX-30 Air Test And Evaluation, Retired March 2000, and currently working in a company here in Point Mugu, CA having contract from the Navy for aircraft maintenance of VX-30's P-3A and C-130 Aircraft..." [18JUN2005]

LANTER, Bill skooter1@swayzee.com "...Served in VP-24 from 8-62 to 8-64 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I would enjoy talking to anyone from the squadron during this period or from any period..." [E-Mail Updated 29NOV2001 | 28JUL99]

LANTZ, Richard A. lantzra@msn.com "...I served with VAQ-33 (1972-1975) with detachments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, NAS Miramar, California and Hickam AFB, HI. I worked in the AT Shop under AT1 Dan Vancil and Chief Lapanski. One of the first responders to October 1972 GD-2 (A-3B) mishap in Holland, VA. I painted the squadron emblem on the hangar bay bulkhead at NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [24DEC2010]

LENTZ, G. E. GELentz33@Aol.Com "...I was in NAS Brunswick, Maine with VP-10 from 1953-1956. Was part of the ground crew O and R. Did fly some, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, Germany, and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. Will try to get to the next Reunion. Thanks..." [02NOV2002]

LaORANGE, Joe ajlaorange@cqc.com "...I was an AE2 with VP-66 from 92-96. I now reside back home in Indiana and would appreciate hearing from any old Shipmates..." [19DEC98]

LaPETER, Richard desertfolks@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-10 (1953-1955) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 02DEC2012 | 03MAY98]

LaPORTE, AZC Andrew Retired uniquewoodthngs@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from November 1975 to November 1978 and would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 24OCT2006 | 06MAR2004]

LAPURA, E. I. "Gene" glapura@gmail.com "...I served with VP-661 (11/1961-08/1962) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. The "Berlin Wall Crisis" threw us togther for such a short memorable time. All of us were from different walks of life. Many were from an NAS Olathe, Kansas..." [21JUN2012]

LARA, AK1 Hilario Retired lar44@aol.com "...I was with VP-91 from 1970 to 1974 and so was my daughter around 1984. She was an AO. Has any one seen Harris an AO type? Would be glad to hear from you guys..." [20OCT2000]

LARAMIE, Roger Shipmate Pix wz@gateway.net "...Service-VPB-128. Photo-Bottom right next to Gremlin. Still alive and well..." [06SEP99]

LARGIN, AE5 Mike mlargin@fa.ua.edu "...I served with VAW-114 from July 1982 through October 1985 at NAS Miramar, California. I participated in two deployments. The first deployment was USS Carl Vinson's maiden voyage, the World cruise from March 1, 1983 to October 29, 1983. The second deployment was WesPac of 1984/1985. Ask me for a "Hawg Check" and you'll still have to buy me a beer. I'm now back home in Tuscaloosa, Alabama..." [22OCT2003]

LARGO, Ed angel4344@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-4 from 1957 to 1959 on Crew 12. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 12OCT2003 | E-Mail Updated 28JAN2002 | 18FEB2000]

LARK, Henry E. Jr. earllark@gmail.com "...I served with VP-42 right out of boot camp from August 1952 until around October 1955. I would love to hear from former Shipmates. I have located two men from that time (Bill Tice and Ed Handley) and have been trying to locate Cool Dad Dowling, Patrick J.Dowling (his Dad back in Mi. passed away while we were still in San Diago) and he was discharged as he was an only son. I think he was an AO1. If anyone knows of his location would love to get in touch of him. Does anyone know who in the squadron wrote the poem about old Crew 8 Whiskeys Gim's crew that we lost in Alaska? I knew at the time but can't remember who wrote it now. I am also looking for name of our Flight Sergeon in the fifties. Thanks!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24DEC2014 | E-Mail Updated 29AUG2006 | 06APR2000]

LARKIN, Terry terrylarkin@earthlink.net "...I got to VP-44 after JAG school in Newport RI in November 1962, was the squadron legal officer, then the PAO officer although VP-8 always said Andy Serrell was the real PAO officer. Andy was the one that put all the writers in his plane and all the photographers in the other plane when the P-3 picture of 'ol 44 appeared in all the newsreals over the Soviet ship ANASOV with missles headed for Cuba. Would like to make the Reunion at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in September 2003. Would love to hear from some of the crowd, from November 1962 to January 1966. Have a lot of photos from that time and would like to have them on DVDs for the Reunion..." [30JUL2003]

LARRISON, AT3 Thomas tpl1957@yahoo.com "...I served with AIMD NAS Norfolk, Virginia, VAQ-33 (1987-1991) where I attended FAEWS/A-3 Framp and VAQ-34. Some might remember me as "Santa" at Xmas parties. I worked in the vans behind hanger t/s pods, planes and other "fun" stuff. Talk about going to extremes! I worked on EA-3's, EA-6's, EA-7's, EP-3's and finally EF/A-18's. I remember being loaned for troubleshooting A-3 and P-3 wiring problems with AE's for weeks. Thank God I was an AT! No knocks against you AEs' - just glad it wasn't permanent. Got out in 1994..." [03OCT2010]

LARSEN, Debbie (Ryan) dlarsen@lsijax.com "...I was an AT in VP-5 from 1979-1983. Over the years I have seen a few familiar faces, which is always a stroll down memory lane. I have a message for Kenny Mackey from someone special, if any of you know where he is at. He was an AT also during those same years...After I left VP-5, I went to NAS Moffett Field, California to squadrons VP-31 and then VP-47. After 10 years and another EAOS, I got out and worked as an avionics tech rep for the reserves and then went to NAVAIR as a P-3 contractor, then moved back to JAX and worked with LSI as a training specialist and technical writer, off again to New Mexico for a while and now here again to LSI same job, but I never really left the Navy or P-3s..." [18DEC97]

LARSEN, CTR2 Harry "Zip" hrlarsen@bigpond.com "...I served aboard NS Rota, Spain (1970-1975), COMmunications STAtion (COMSTA) Northwest Virginia, Cheltenham, Maryland and the USS Charles H. Roan (DD853)..." [01FEB2013]

LARSEN, AE1 Matthew L. Retired mlarsen@lookingglass.net "...VP-16 1993 TO 1996. I had the privledge to fly and serve with the finest team in the ASW world. May your journeys be free of incident and enlightening. GO WAR EAGLES!!..." [19MAR98]

LARSEN, AK2 Thomas bull.moose@comcast.net "...I served aboard NAS Chincoteague, Virginia (1956) and GMSRON-2 (1959) at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. Left the Navy in October 1959..." [16JUL2012]

LARSON, YN2 Al alvinlarson@mac.com "...I served with VX-1 at NAS Key West, Florida from June 1959 to October 1962. I was in the Evaluation Dept and was a YN2 when I was discharged..." [12JUN2010]

LARSON, CDR Allen Ray (Deceased) c/o His Son Tim Larson SmokyCat@msn.com "...I'm in the process of researching my fathers Naval career in the hopes of dedicating a plaque to him at the Mt. Solidad War Memorial here in San Diego. His name is/was Cmdr Allen Ray Larson USNR, and spent the majority of his service time stationed out of Minneapolis NAS during the 1950's & 1960's. In my youth I should have paid closer attention, but to the best of my knowledge, at one point in time he was squadron commander of VP-813, VP-814, and VP-815, making him the only reserve officer having done so. Soes anyone out there have any recollections or photos of him that you would like to share? I'm primarially interested in obtaining a USN file photo to have etched on his memorial. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I have his service number, but alas not his S.S.N. Thanks for any assistance that you might give..." [19FEB2002]

LARSON, AWC(AW) Mike heloguy@flash.net"...Former ASWOC NAS Moffett Field, VP-19 (Big Red)..."

LARSON, LCDR John Retired oriondriver1975@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-4 from 1974 to 1977 and VP-90 from 1984-1994 (until its Disestablishment)..." [E-Mail Updated 05SEP2005 | E-Mail Updated 09MAR2002 | E-Mail Updated 24OCT2001 | E-Mail Updated 28MAY2001 | E-Mail Updated 16FEB99 | 00XXX97]

LARSON, JD jdlarson@srt.com "...I served with VAW-114 (1979-1982), NAS Miramar, California (1982-1985) AIMD Avionics, VP-49 (1986-1990), VP-30 (1990-1993), VS-24 (1993-1996) and NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida (1996-1999)..." [27NOV2014]

LARSON, Ron ronlarson@att.net "...Looking for shipmates from VW-3, 1959-1961. I flew 2nd Radio on call sign N145927. Went to radioman school in Yokosuka for 3 months. Loved to hang out in Yokohama. Flew with crewchief nicknamed "Pappy" for awhile. I was really a screwed up kid and got busted once for hitting a fellow messcook (a 3rd class PO) (oh yeah, I did 3 months of messcook duty), but managed to leave the squadron as AT-2 anyway. One of the flight crews(not mine) had "Krouse will pickup" on their hats, pretty funny. Interested in hearing from any VW-3 people around that time frame. What a wild bunch of guys in those aircrews! That was the most fun I ever had in the Navy on flights to Okinawa, Cavite City, Olongapo, NAS Atsugi, Japan, etc. Later I was in VA-146 out of Alameda, and did tours on USS Ranger and Intrepid. Took an early out to attend college in '67..." [04JAN2001]

LARSON, RONALD P3BFCO@AOL.COM "...I was with VP-60 AT NAS GLENVIEW from Feb 78 to June 93 VP-60 RON LARSON ATC(AC)(RET) Part of VP-60 CAC 10 for all the time..."

LARSON, Timothy A. larsond@wyan.org "...I served with VP-28 from August 1964 to January 1967. Some of the best years of my life..." [E-Mail Updated 10SEP2002 | 31DEC98]

LARSON, AD3 Tom tom270at55@aol.com "...I served with VP-16 from 1988-1992. Also served at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland Force Warfare from 1992-1995. If you were in VP-16 these years get back to me..." [02JUL2002]

LARY, AET2 Frank fplary@charter.net "...Attended AET School in NAS Memphis, Tennessee, ASW School in NAS Norfolk, Virginia, Flight School in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-56 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia (05/1961-06/1963) with deployments to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1962) and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Cuban Crisis)..." [21OCT2013]

LASK, AO Mary ask4mary@charter.net "...I served with VP-56 (1988-1991)..." [25SEP2012]

LASPALUTO, ADR3 R. T. sailordog1@gmail.com "...I served with VP-8 (09/1968-10/1969) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [03APR2012]

LASSEN, CPO Otto "Frank" Retired ironduke@lassen.ws "...I served with VP-49 from 1968 to 1972, Naval Research Lab. at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1972 to 1975 and VP-11 as a FE. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." Personal WebSite: http://blade-knives.com/ [E-Mail Updated 08SEP2009 | 25NOV1997]

LASSITER, Jim JLASSI2858@AOL.COM "...I was stationed at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1965 - 1968 with OASU.html">Oceanographic Air Survey Unit (OASU). I was really surprised to see my picture and some of the guys I served with. I would like to know if there has every been a Reunion of OASU?..." [26JUN2002]

LATHAM, Lynn LynnTekRep@WorldNet.ATT.Net "...Attached to VP-62 (A) 1970-1972, VP-94 1972-1976, VP-67 1976-1979, VP-94 1979-1982..P3 Power Plant and Airframe Tech Rep (NAESU) for VP-62 1985-1994, and VP-94 Rep from 1994 to pressent..."

LATHBURY, Pat lathbury_patrick@comcast.net "...I served with VP-31 from 1962 to 1963..." [17JUN2010]

LATHROP, Tony tap310@hotmail.com "...Served in VP-17 two tours (1964-1967) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and 1971-1974 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I know of several ex VP-17 vets in area..." [23AUG2000]

LATIMER, AT1 Donald H. donlat@cox.net "...I served with VP-5 from October 1957 to January 1962. Checked in an ATAA and checkedout an AT1. I was on crews 8, 10, 1 (short while) and 3..." [E-Mail Updated 10APR2002 | 22NOV98]

LATTA, CAPTAIN Stephen B. U. S. Naval Academy "...Captain Stephen B. Latta was born in Pensacola, Florida, the son of a Naval Aviator. He entered the United States Naval Academy in July 1974 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in June 1978 and was designated a Naval Aviator in March 1980. After initial assignments to Patrol Squadron SEVENTEEN (VP-17), and Patrol Squadron THIRTY-ONE (VP-31) as a FRS Instructor, Captain Latta reported to Commander, SEVENTH Fleet embarked on the USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) in Yokosuka, Japan. There, he served as ASW Plans Officer and Aide to Commander, SEVENTH Fleet. After tours to the BUPERS as a Rating Assignment Officer, and Patrol Squadron Six (VP-6) as a Department Head, Captain Latta reported to CPW-2 as Operations Officer in August 1992. After disestablishment of CPW-2 in June 1993, he joined CPW Pacific Fleet as Current Operations Officer. Captain Latta joined Patrol Squadron SEVENTEEN (VP-17) as Executive Officer in June 1994. While there, the squadron deployed to Diego Garcia, BIOT. During this deployment, VP-17 assumed detachment responsibilities for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from LANTFLT, thus becoming the first quad-site deployed VP squadron. Upon completion of deployment, the squadron was disestablished in March 1995. Captain Latta served as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer in Patrol Squadron FOUR (VP-4) from April 1995 to April 1997. While assigned, the squadron deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan and supported dual Battlegroup operation during the China-Taiwan crisis. The squadron was also recognized as the Battle "E" winner twice, the AVCM Donald M. Neal "Golden Wrench" winner for maintenance excellence, and CNO Safety Award winner twice. Captain Latta reported to the Office of the Secretary of Defense in May 1997 where he headed a DoD review of the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 as the Assistant Director for Joint Officer Management. He also served as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy (DASD(MPP)). In August 1999, Captain Latta reported to Commander, Maritime and Surveillance Forces, U.S. Sixth Fleet as the Chief of Staff. Almost immediately, he oversaw the first real world ASW prosecution in the Mediterranean in nearly 10 years, initial Maritime Patrol support to Operation JOINT GUARDIAN, and the integration of new technologies to Mediterranean operations. In June 2002, Captain Latta reported to USNA as Director of Admissions. Captain Latta's awards include, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, three Naval Commendation Medals, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation as well as various service awards..." [31MAY2003]

LAUBACH, DK2 Robert A. rlaubach@centurytel.net "...I served aboard NAS Kodiak, Alaska (10/1970-05/1971)..." [01MAY2012]

LAUBIE, AMH3 Tonya tmainsw@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-6 from 1986-1990 (left as an AMH3). Two NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and one to NAS Adak, Alaska. Like to hear from any Shipmates..." [09JUN2003]

LAUDANDO, AZ Anthony laudandoa@aol.com "...I served with VP-56 (09/1969-07/1971) in Maintenance Control..." [27NOV2014]

LAUGHLIN, Blair hopeless10@juno.com "...I served in VP-45 Crew 8. 1959-61 VP-21 Crew 1 1961-63 & NAS Brunswick, Maine P2 1963-66..." [09MAR99]

LAUREIRO, Juan C. jclnwll@netcarrier.com "...I served with VP-64 from 1982 to 1987..." [06MAY2002]

LAURIN, Lloyd (Coolie) dubblel@verizon.net "...I was stationed at NAS Boca Chica, Florida and VX-1 from 1951 to 1955. I served as a crewman and eventually Plane Captain on PBY #29, AD#4 and AD#5. I worked with ADC Jim Revere and AD2 Don Brice and AD2 Wynne Burford when I first checked in and they left later in 1952. I'd like to know if there are any of my fellow mechanics etc out there. If so, I would sure like to hear from them. It's been 50 years since I checked in. Let's hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 07NOV2004 | 11SEP2001]

LAURITZEN, LT Arden Retired emily.lauritzen@gte.net "...127 Missions w/VW-13 1958 thru 1961..." [06AUG98]

LAUSIER, Joseph Real "Frenchy" laurc36@verizon.net "...I served in the Navy between Nov. 1954 to Nov. 1958, I went to school for Aviation Machinest Mate in NAS Memphis, Tennessee then was assigned to FAETULANT form 1955 to 1956 where I was transfered to VA(HM)13. I stayed there until my discharge in November 21, 1958. I was assigned to the power plants and most of the last year I was in charge of the engine change crew. I was known as "Frenchy" and would like to hear from other Shipmates. I have been in contact with a few of my Shipmates, but would like to hear from more. Thank You..." [12AUG2005]

LAUX, CDR William J. Jr. Retired wjlaux@prodigy.net "...I served as a pilot in two VP squadrons, VP-50, PBM-5S2, 1954-56; and in VP-42, P5M-1 (SP-5A), P5M-2 (SP-5B), and SP2E (P2V-5), 1961-63. But I also served as the navigator of USS Currituck (AV-7), 1963-65. I think the AVs were an important, even essential, part of the P-boat Navy..." [17NOV99]

LaVALLE, MCPO Jacque Retired lavallejd@verizon.net "...I served with VP-68 (TAR 1977 to 1981 and SELRES 1982-1996) and past President of the VP-68 Alumni Associaton. I joined the squadron as a 3rd class Petty Officer and departed as a Master Chief. I decided that the P-3 was the way to stay and finished up my 30 year career with VP-92 as the SELRES Command Master Chief. I received my Master's Degree in December 2000 and retired December 2003. I am currently serve as Senior Electrical Power Systems Design Engineer at NAVAIR for the acquisition of the new E-2D Hawkeye and P-8A Posiedon. In my spare time I am the Chairman of the St. Mary's County Airport Committee (2W6) and a Certified Flight Instructor. I enjoy the wonderful world of general aviation and looking forward to many safe and adventuresome hours aloft. Fly hard but always fly safe!..." [BIO Updated 20SEP2014 | E-Mail Updated 10FEB2008 | 09NOV2000]

LeBLANC, ATR2 Clayton L. zapperclay@comcast.net "...Am previous AC with VAW-13. Two VN Dets betweeen '65 & '67; five Air-Medals earned (EA-1F "Spads). VAW-13 is parent squadron of VAQ-130 out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Have made contact on and off, with various PR officers since about '96. No contact in last 24 months. Am not alone. There are quite a few of 'us' still anxious to 'touch bases' with former, and 'newer' ZAPPERS, if no more than to embellish history, none of which barely exists of VAW-13. Can give names of most recent VAQ-130 contacts, but have had no recent contact. Possibly, they have been re-located. As an aside. VAW-13 members are hoping to have another Reunion in the May '05 time frame. Finally, and in closing, would like to order two sets of Embroidered AC wing emblems. Would like to also find original VAW-13 patch. My own was lost over the past years. Respectfully..." [BIO Updated 11DEC2004 | 09DEC2003]

LAVIN, James mauimomma@msn.com "...I am getting together some photos to share with my VP-111 and HEDRON 7 Shipmates from 1942 to 1945..." [09MAR99]

LAVINGHOUSEZ, William E. "Bill" WillEvanSr@aol.com "...Combat Air Crew Flight Engineer/Plane Captain-Squadron VH-3, Rate ACMMF, flew PBM 5's. Tender: The Pine Island at Okinawa until the Atomic Bombs ended the 24 hour attack on us by Kamikazis knocked down by our Picket Planes and guns from ships. When needed made open sea landings to bring back survivors for Hospitals. Geo R Darcey PPC and crew Rocketed. PBM OFF ROUGH SEAS...After Boot camp at San Diego, I attended AMM School at Great Lakes Nav Training Center. Then I was sent to Ford Motor Co School at Dearborn, Mich where they were making R2800 Pratt & Whitney Engines. On Dec 25, 1942 I was sent to Aerial Gunnery School at Purcel, Oklahoma. At each graduation the Navy continued preparing me for Combat Air Crew duty. I realized this when we were sent to NAS Norfolk, Virginia and put in TTSA (Transition Training Squadron Atlantic). More training at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and then to NAS Banana River, Florida. Training and duty as a PBM Flight Engineer instructor. We flew the Atlantic Coast and Great Exuma Bahama and Guantanamo, Cuba, including the Bermuda Triangle...Late in 1944, we were sent to San Diego NAS and put in a pool. All of us that were PBM Flight Engineers were pulled out and sent to Oakland, Cal NAS and put in a pool there. From the Pool, one afternoon I was called to replace a Plane Captain (FE) in a crew leaving for "overseas duty," leaving NOW. The PPC was Lt. Geo Darcey...I WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT OUR CREW if any are living.." [E-Mail Updated 30SEP2001 | 10JUL98]

LaVOIE, Laurin P. llavoie@twcny.rr.com "...I served in VP-23 between January 1977 through August 1979. I made two deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I was in the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal when we lost my best friends including Wes Putnam in a plane crash in April 1978. I would love to hear from old Shipmates. I work for ALCOA in Massena NY and live in Malone NY..." [27FEB2002]

LAVOIE, Paul plavoie@pcconnection.com "...I served VQ-2 as an Airman and Radar Technician from April 1967 to July 1968. Lots of good times in town and on deployments. Deployed to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam from March 1968 to June 1968..." [20APR2004]

LaVOY, Rich richlavoy@gmail.com "...I served with VP-16 (1972-1976) with Crew 7 as 2P, 3P and PPC. I recently ran into John Knapp walking through the airport at DFW. We had a short visit and recalled a few names and a couple of adventures including Moose-ex 2. One moose bagged outside Nenana Alaska and flown in the bomb bay back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Senator Proxmire must be rolling over on his Golden Fleece award. I was recently in email contact with the 'Second Wrench' Jim Henson. The legendary Leo Lorenzo was 1st FE. We served together on CAC-7 during my entire tour. Jim shared with me that during a college course he was taking he related to the class a typical P-3 deployment story --- an Army wife accused him of "making it up". "Things like that just don't happen in the military". Jim just smiled. My advice Jim is don't try to explain this stuff to civilians - especially Army wives..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 15JAN2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 30SEP2003 | 07JAN2000]

LAW, ATC(AW) Gordon Retired gplaw24@verizon.net "...I served with VP-50 (1980-1983). I would like to hear from any fellow Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27APR2013 | 06APR2009]

LAWLER, Jim JLawler303@aol.com "...Was AE2. Served in VP-24 1962-63 NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Just after coming back from Gitmo we did our stint in NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Can hardley believe I found this web site. Sure would be nice to find some old (no pun Intended) flight mates. WE Had to Bat-girl emblem at that time. I still have it and the A/C wings. You might get the Airdale out of the Navy but you never get loose of those best of times, ever..." [15APR99]

LAWLER, Pat plawler67@hotmail.com"...I served with VP-50 from 10/86 to 10/89 and I also served as a VP-31 FRAMP Instructor from 10/90 to 10/93. I just completed a tour, 2/95 to 5/99, in the naval reserve units MIUWU 111 and MIUWU 102. I am currently transferring to the local Air National Guard unit to work in avionics again..." [E-Mail Updated 05JAN2002 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 07MAY99]

LAWLOR, Jack jack@irishmail.com "...I served with VP-9 (1966-1969) as a TACCO/Mission Commander. I flew with Crew-5 (PPC Jim Jackson) and Crew-3 (PPC Chuck Morris). I would like to hear from former Shipmates. Hopefully see you all at Montery in 2016 for West Coast Reunion..." [24JUN2015]

LAWRENCE, CAPTAIN Andy alawre@dcc.edu "...I served in VP-16 (1966-1969), NAS Glenview, Illinois VP program office (1969-1970), VP-90 (1970-1973), VP-67 (1978-1979), and COMRESPATWINGPAC (1980-1983). Fond memories fm all of my VP assignments. My last tour of duty was as CO of NAVSUPPACT New Orleans, Louisiana (1989-1991). I'm now teaching in a Community College here in New Orleans..." [01AUG2002]

LAWRENCE, David W. gammonman@hotmail.com "...I served aboard P-3B's in VP-11 in 1975 and 1976. I was an AW3 and a member of CAC-10 and served as the SS3 operator, based at NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [15APR2006]

LAWRENCE, Richard Lawrence@phonl.com "...Served in VW-15 between 1955-57. Is anybody out their?..." [02FEB98]

LAWRENCE, AWC Ronny (Red) Retired Chiefrojo81@aol.com "...I was in three VP squadrons during my 22 years in the Navy. I served with VP-16 from 1960 to 1963 (deployment to "sunny" NAS Sigonella, Sicily and a very dark NAS Keflavik, Iceland), VP-7 from 1966 to 1969 (deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily back-to-back because we were only one of the three squadrons still flying the P2V's), and VP-5 from 1972 to 1976 (started out in the P-3A(D) and we transistioned to the P-3C in 1974). I retired in 1981 as an AWC. Shortly after that I went to work for the Navy Contract Program and have work for three different colleges teaching Navy and Marine Corp students at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee now NATTC NAS Pensacola, Florida teaching at AV "A" school. Would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 21JUN2003 | E-Mail Updated 16FEB2002 | E-Mail Updated 23APR2001 | 10JUN99]

LAWRENCE, ADJ3 Terry lawrencetd@hotmail.com "...I was a NAS Los Alamitos, California Station Keeper on the VP line (ADJ-3) from July 1967 thru July 1970. I would like to here from any one that was there during that time. I am now a retired Postmaster and a retired Lt Col. USAF aux. (Civil Air Patrol). I am currently a volenteer Search and Rescue Coordnator for Jefferson Co. in Washington State..." [22NOV2005]

LAWRENCE, Wayne playsurewel@yahoo.com "...Seeing photos of a P2V and then VP-7 certainly brought back memories of long ago. I served with VP-7 Avionics, Crew 5, from 1962 to 1963..." [17JUN2003]

LAWRENCE, William J. w_lawrence@att.net "...I served with VP-51 (1950-1952) as a Radio operator in the B-17, PB4Y and PBY. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [09DEC2012]

LAWSON, Richard G. rickandjen@kycom.net "...I served with VPU-1 Special Projects in NAS Brunswick, Maine. I read the article's about my old squadron, without going into any DETAILS we did alot of missions and had some very nervy situations. I would like to have my name listed on the Shipmates directory in case some of my "OLD BUZZARDS" would like to get in touch with me. BTW - I am now a SGT in the Harrodsburg Police Department (Harrodsburg, KY). Thank you..." [09SEP99]

LAWSON, ADC(AW/NAC) Rick (VERN) ADC (AW\NAC) Retired rickslabs@aol.com "...I served with VP-26 and VP-10...Currently working at the local bus manufacturing facility as a Quality Engineer. Had a blast in VP-10 throughout the tour 87-95. Had awesome crew members on CAC-8 Wooley Boogers and the last crew CAC-1 the NAPA "Parts are Parts" crew for the 94-95 NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment. Shipmates, drop me a line! ..." [BIO Updated 09SEP2000 | 14DEC98]

LAWSON, ABH2 Robert (Doug) twnclick@cosmoaccess.net "...I was in VP-9 from 1972-1975. I then became a S.E.R.E. instructor and ran across a lot of VP people. I'm interested in finding any of the Lickteigs there were three that I knew of two were flight crew and one ground crew. Their names were Barney (Master Chief), Tom (I beleive 1st class) and Dion (I beleive 3rd class)..." [14AUG98]

LAWTHER, Brian brian.lawther@yahoo.com "...I served with FMP MOCC EPAC (1997-2000). We made lots of trips to Korea..." [25JUN2010]

LAWTON, John johnlawton@webtv.net "...VP-44, 1975 TO 1979 Civilian 79 to 81 NATTC Lakehurst, NJ 81 to 83 VP-23, 83 to 87 AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine, 87 to 91 VC-10 NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 91 to 93 AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine, 93 to 97 Retired in 97, never met so many wonderful people in my life. Wish i could do it all again.( well almost all of it. ) Had alot of great adventures on some of those deployments. My friends in the civilian world don`t believe half what i tell them, but we that were there no what happened in our own world..." [18FEB2001]

LAWTON, AO3 Larry brelar@suite224.net "...Reported for duty with VP-18 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida July 1964. We then moved the Squadron to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I was with the 3 A/C detachment at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 2 or 3 times between 1965 and 1966. I was not on a flight crew -groundpounder -flew left seat in yellow power wagon. Hung a lot of 5" rockets. Unhung a few too..." [E-Mail Updated 15JAN2002 | 06FEB2001]

LAY, Robert A. driftylay@aol.com "...I was stationed in VC-5 Det NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from May 75 - Sept 77. This was my first squadron and by far the BEST of my 24 years in the Navy. The people were the difference! We worked hard and played harder. Would like to hear from others stationed in VC-5 Det NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from 1975 - 1977...I was stationed in VC-3 from Sept 1977 - Dec 1979. Attached to Target Div, Blue Crew. Dets on San Clemente Island, St Nicholas Island, PMTC NAS Point Mugu, California, and just east of Yuma Az..." [28JUN99]

LAYH, AMHAN Randall G. "Randy" xtruckrrr@yahoo.com "...I was in VT-29 from 1970-1974. I was an AMH E-3. I never made petty officer because I was too dumb, stubborn, and got into too much trouble. I worked for Cheif Trainer in the Airframes Shop, and it was one of the greatest times in my life. I have never before or since had as many friends as I did in the Navy. The memories are as wonderful as the days spent before sunrise at 3:00am pre-flighting T-29 and C117 aircraft for the days flights. I thank God everytime I see a Navy aircraft or uniform for the life lessons by the people who literally took care of me, still a kid, at 17 years of age. Thanks to everyone who took time to teach!..." [27SEP2007]

LAZARCHECK, Edward W. "Laz" EagleTC1@aol.com "...I served with VP-49 from 1969 - 1970. I was an AO2 and flew with Crew 8. Lt Grady was PPC, and LCDR R. Dyer was my TACCO. Of course who could forget ole' Ed "Barney" Blair as our beloved FE. That sucker got us through some rough times. Made 2 deployments to sunny downtown NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I'll will admit this now, but if anyone remembers, who painted the Woodpeckers on the Marine Corps" beloved white rock in front of their barracks? I'll give you one guess!..." [05AUG2000]

LAZENBY, AFCM(AW) MERDANTE P. mlazatin@aimd.lemoore.navy.mil "...I was with VP-17 from Aug 1979 till July 1982 and with VP-46 from Nov 1985 till Feb 1989 and I am currently in NAS Lemoore AIMD. I want to say Hi to my old shipmates and ask them to keep in touch. Thanks..."

LAZENBY, AMH2 Veryl R. "Laz" veryl_1966@yahoo.com "...I served with VC-3 from February 1968 to February 1970 (Worked in AIMD then back to the Squadron Check Crew 140 for about 9 months then was line trouble shooter for W/C 120 Airframes), NAS Sigonella, Sicily from September 1971 to September 1973, and VP-5 from September 1973 to April 1975 with one deployment NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 1974..." [E-Mail Updated 03FEB2004 | E-Mail Updated 06SEP2003 | E-Mail Updated 24SEP99 | E-Mail Updated 13AUG 99 | Updated 25FEB98]

LAZZARETTI, CAPTAIN Anthony F. "...Served with VP-40, VP-31, Commanding Officer VP-4748, NAS Memphis, Tennessee. USN active duty 1961-66, USNR 1966-86. Served in Vietnam 1963-66. Class of 1961 US Naval Academy..." WebSite: http://www.naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=3165 [11OCT2004]


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