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Memorial Picture "...NEAL, LT Thomas M....My father, LT Thomas M. Neal served with VP-10F and was a pilot of one of the PB2Y's on that record-breaking nonstop squadron flight from CA to HI in 1934. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates...Thomas M. Neal Jr. chouwah@aol.com..." [12NOV2008]

Memorial Picture "...NEEDHAM, William O. (Deceased)...I am the son of William O. Needham. He served in VP-5, VP-33, and VP-54. He was killed when I was only seven yers old. If anyone served with him could you please get in touch with me. I just would like to find out more about him. Thanks for this great site...His Son William O. Needham billneed@earthlink.net..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2004 | 17OCT2002]

UPDATE "...Just to let you know that I received a letter from an old Navy pilot that flew a DC 3 with my dad down to south America. He even sent me a copy of the log book. Just today I received a email from a Tim Smith who thinks he might know where my dad's plane wreck if located. He is in the process of obtaining permission from the government because the wreck lies on government property. God bless all those that have been helped and comforted. Bill Needham..." [26MAR2004]

UPDATE "...Papers of Lieutenant William O. Needham, 1930-1988..." http://www.history.navy.mil/ar/nov.htm [02OCT2001]

Biographical Note

William O. Needham was born on 20 July 1911 in Ivor, Virginia. At the age of 18, he enlisted in the Navy and attended basic training at Hampton Roads Naval Training Station in Virginia. Aviation General Utility training followed at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, and in February 1931 he was assigned to Hampton Roads Naval Air Station for duty. From August 1931 to January 1932 Needham attended the Parachute Material School at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey before returning to Hampton Roads.

In April 1932, he completed the Bureau of Navigation's Aviation Machinist's Mate training course. The following year he was reassigned to USS Memphis. Except for a temporary duty assignment at San Diego Naval Air Stationin June 1933, Needham served on Memphis until August 1934. While onboard, he was advanced to the rating of Aviation Machinist's Mate Third Class (AMM3). From August 1934 until December 1935, Needham was assigned to USS Marblehead. He was again promoted on 18 November 1935, being appointed AMM2.

Needham returned to shore duty in 1936, first at the Naval Torpedo Station in Newport, Rhode Island. From March 1936 until May 1937, he was assigned to Pensacola Naval Air Station in Floridafor Naval Aviation Pilot training. While at Pensacola, his next promotion was approved, and Needham was appointed Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class in March 1937.

Having completed his training and been designated a Naval Aviation Pilot, Needham departed Pensacola in May 1937. He arrived at the San Diego Receiving Ship the following month, en route to duty with Patrol Squadron Five in the Panama Canal Zone.

Needham spent nearly four years with various patrol squadrons, serving in Patrol Squadron 33 and Patrol Squadron 54 after leaving Patrol Squadron Five in July 1939. In June 1940, while assigned to Patrol Squadron 33, he was advanced to the rating of Chief Aviation Machinist's Mate.

Beginning in 1941, Needham had duty with Support Force, Atlantic Fleet. Now an Acting Warrant Machinist, he was ordered to USS Prairie in May. Reassigned to Task Force 24 in March 1942, his appointment as a warrant officer was confirmed in June of that year. The following month, he was promoted to the rank of Ensign for temporary service.

His assignment to USS Prairie ended in December 1942, and Needham reported to Anacostia Naval Air Station in Washington, DC. On 1 May 1943 he was appointed Lieutenant (jg) for temporary service, and just 17 days later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Well thought-of by his superiors, Needham was recommended for a permanent commission and continued service as an officer. His career was cut unfortunately short when he was killed in a plane crash near Beltsville, Maryland on 17 May 1945.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains copies of official documents, clippings, and some personal correspondence regarding Lieutenant William O. Needham. It is arranged into three series.

Series I, Service Record, contains copies of official documents from Needham's service record. Included are documents relating to his training, duty assignments, promotions, and summaries of his service. The documents are arranged chronologically.

In Series II, Correspondence, are letters to his wife, Therese, from a family friend and the Department of the Navy following her husband's death. Also in this series are letters from Needham's son, William Needham Jr., seeking information about his father's death. They are arranged in chronological order. The originals of these letters are fragile. Reference copies have been made and are to be used by researchers.

Series III, Miscellaneous, contains clippings about the crash in which Lieutenant Needham died and two quarterly reports from Anacostia Naval Air Station for 1945.

Memorial Picture "...NEILSON, AW1 Robert Burns "Bob" Sr...AUBURN -- Auburn Robert Burns Neilson, Sr., 67, of New Gloucester died Wednesday January 30, 2013 at the Hospice House in Auburn after a period of declining health. He was born on January 6, 1946 in St. Louis, MO, a son of Arthur and Janet (Bulger) Neilson. He was educated in St. Louis schools and graduated from Taylor School, Class of 1964. Shortly after graduating Bob enlisted in the US Navy (VP-21, VP-23, VP-26, NAS Jacksonville, Florida and NAS Memphis, Tennessee) and enjoyed a 20 year career in education and antisubmarine warfare. After his enlistment the family returned to Maine and Bob began a 23 year career with LL Bean. Bob enjoyed sailing and fly fishing. He was known to be able to fix just about anything and was an engineer at heart. He had a great sense of humor and was known as a first rate punster every pun intended. He possessed a poet's eye and ear and the generosity and heart of a teacher. Bob had a special fondness for the family retreat in Pentwater, MI. Bob will be remembered for his great love of his wife Maggie, his fairness in all things, his openness and acceptance of others, his practicality, diplomacy and overall generosity of spirit. Bob is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margaret "Maggie" (Shenk) Neilson of New Gloucester; his daughter Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Mazzillo and her husband Christopher of Mechanic Falls; his son Robert Burns Neilson, Jr. and his wife Tammy of Danville; his four grandchildren: Megan, Arthur, Christopher and Robert III; his great-grandson Louis V; his brother Hugh Neilson and his wife Pat; his sister Janet Wells and his brother Bill, all of St. Louis, MO; his sisters-in-law: Karen Neilson, Carmen Neilson, Janet Chipman and her husband Keith, Jamie Shenk and a large extended family. He was predeceased by his daughter Lisa Neilson and his brothers Arthur and Dennie and his brother-in-law Bill Shenk. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the New Gloucester First Congregational Church, 19 New Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to share your condolences, memories and tributes with Bob's family. For those who wish, donations may be made in Bob's memory to: Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210. WebSite: http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/...." Contributed by MIXON, AT1 Tom tom@tommixon.com [04FEB2013]

Memorial Picture "...NELSON, Alfred "Bud"...Anyone who flew with VP-28 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Iwakuni, Japan in the 1954-1955 era - I am sad to report that Alfred "Bud" Nelson died about a year ago in the Seattle area. One of the Navy's better pilots and a gentleman, without the piece of paper from the Congress (Signed) Bob Self robertgself@comcast.net..." [06MAR2000]

Memorial Picture "...NESTER, John M...My dad, John M. Nester (VP-63, VP-84 and VP-31 (Crew 18)) died suddenly on February 18, 2003. He was 84. He loved you guys and spoke about his experiences often. He died doing what he wanted to do - work in the yard. He had no "serious" health problems. He was raking the yard and he died. God love him...Doug Nester robert.d.nester@sam.usace.army.mil..." [05MAR2003]

Memorial Picture "...NETHERCUTT, ART2 Carl C. Jr...My Dad, Carl C. Nethercutt Jr., served with VPB-118. I am looking at a Commendation from LCDR A. F. Farrell, Jr., USNR dated 27 July 1945. Dad served in the Navy from 30JUN1942 to 17NOV1945. I would love to hear from any of Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by Matthew Nethercutt matthew.nethercutt1@us.army.mil [E-Mail Updated 10JUL2009 | 28JAN2004]

Memorial Picture "...NELSON, CDR Robert R. "Bob"...NELSON, CDR Robert R. "Bob" [Deceased] c/o His Son Ron Nelson rnelsn@mindspring.com "...My dad, Robert R. Nelson was career Navy (1940-1967). Served as an enlisted pilot (NAP) during WWII with CASU 21, NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Took a commission in '50 and served with VP-22 from '50-'52 out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, with two deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan during Korea. He then moved to the "Green Dragons" (VP-102) with a subsequent tour with VW-15 on the DEW barriers out of NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada '57-'59. Also served as ship's company aboard carriers USS Saipan CV-34 ('47-'48) and USS Leyte CV-32 ('55-'57). Retired from COMNAVAIRLANT as a Cdr. Interested in corresponding with anyone whose path may have crossed his during any of those assignments..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 20JAN2005 | 19JAN2001]

Memorial Picture "...NEWELL, CAPTAIN Dale S...My Dad, Captain Dale S. Newell, retired from NAS Atlanta, Georgia in October 1961. Dad was flying the PBY with VP-24 out of Hawaii on December 7, 1941. Dad flew in the Pacific during the entire war. Please email me if anyone has any info about my Dad. Thanks. Fred T. Newell bayonet@c-gate.net..." [28FEB2009]

Memorial Picture "...NEWMAN, Roderick Elmer...My father, Roderic Elmer Newman, was a photographer's mate in VD-3 on Abemama. I have many slides that he took of the natives. I guess I should scan them in, eh? Dad spent his last years on Oahu before passing on. He has a marker in the Punch Bowl...Alan Newman send_spam_here@yahoo.com..." [24SEP2003]


NEAL, Don c/o His Son Michael Neal chase.neal@mciworld.com "...My father was in VP-6 in the early fifties. He is Don Neal and his address is 369 37th St., Astoria OR 97103. I'm sure he'd appreciate hearing from others in his unit..." [25MAR2000]

NEAL, AD1 ROB ROBN85@HOTMAIL.COM "...I SERVED IN VP-49 FROM JAN 90 TO JAN 94. WOODPECKERS SENT ME OFF TO ENGINEER SCHOOL AFTER THE NAS Keflavik, Iceland/ NAS Bermuda DEPLOYMENT. I RETURNED TO FINISH MY TOUR UP TO THE DECOMISSIONING. WENT OFF TO VP-30 FOR INSTRUCTOR DUTY AND TRANSFERED TO VP-10 IN JULY 97. I'M CURRENTLY IN SUNNY NAS Sigonella, Sicily DOING THE YUGOSLAVIA THING. (LOOKING TO BOMB SOME YUGO FACTORIES) HOPE TO HERE FROM MY OLD Shipmates!!!..." [30MAR99]

NEAL, Tim "TJ" nealclan@ime.net"...I was in VF-301 from Jan 91-Jan 94 (decom). Then on to VP-91 from Mar 94-Apr 98 (decom). Now I currently am in VP-92, Brunswick, Me. Please get in touch with me..." [31JAN2001]

NEALON, Dennis J. dnealon@nycap.rr.com "...I served with VP-10 from December 1956 to March 1960. I started in the AM shop under AMS-1 Leroy Beers. Later on I was both 2nd mech. and later Plane Captain on LD-4. LTjg Jerry Spitz was the PPC and AD-1 D.L.P. Willims was the Plane Captain when I was 2nd. mech. I would like to hear from any former Crew 4 members from 1957 to 1960 time frame. I have a large (30" wide panoramic) photo of the VP-10 crew circa 1957 that I would be glad to share. I also have a crew 4 picture taken in NS Rota, Spain in 1958..." [23MAY2002]

NEE, AW1 Douglas P. Sr. Retired westernlobster@hotmail.com "...I was stationed in NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1978 thru 1994 when I retired. I served with VP-10 from 1978-1984, Commander, Patrol Wing Five (CPW-5) from 1985-1988, VP-44 from 1988 till Disestablishment, VP-23 till 1992, and Commander, Patrol Wing Five (CPW-5) when I retired in December 1994. Just had to sign in and pass this info along, I am alive and well. I will contact those Shipmates via e-mail that were familiar in the listing. If anyone knows a Bill Smith, he was a Flight Engineer who served in VP-23 during Desert Storm, he was also in VP-8 prior to VP-23, pass along my e-mail so I can contact him. Oh and Greg Brown, if you visit this site before I contact you, What's happening Bro? Since retiring I've moved more times than when I was in. We're in the hills of West Virginia outside Morgantown so drop a line and say Hi!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 21JUL2006 | 22JAN2003 | 05MAR99]

NEEDHAM, AMH1 Mike Retired (Submitted by his Son Michael Needham) amh-1@juno.com "...My dad, Mike Needham Sr. (AMH-1 ret.) served with VP-93 from 80-83, VR-58 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 83-87 and at AIMD at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 87-90. He was also in a VR squadron at NAS Alameda, California from 76-80, but I was too young at the time to remember which one. If anyone remembers my Dad or would like to get in touch with him, he can be emailed at amh-1@juno.com. I'm sure he'd love to hear from some old Shipmates, as he has had a hard time finding any. Thanks..." [19MAR2001]

NEEDHAM, Walt c/o His Son FLAGGER00@aol.com "...My Dad served with VPB-197 and was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and then NAAS Camp Kearny, California from 1945 to April 1946 and then discharged. Dad was a Radioman and Gunner..." [BIO Updated 14JUL2002 | 12JUL2002]

NEEDLES, PN Donald A. dneedles@dakkr.com "...I served in VP-10 from 1987 to 1990 then was off to Great Lakes (FC)CWS School. I remember a lot of people but would like to get into touch with them. It has been a long time since the good times. If any one remembers me please email. I worked as a PN in the admin offices at VP-10. I would like to find the wereabouts of James Olgletree and Mike lowry as well. WOW what good memories. Please email me..." [25MAR2006]

NEELEY, Dennis DMcne10028@aol.com "...I served with VP-62 from January 83 until October 86. I retired from HSL94 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. January 90. Came in a rotor head and went out a rotor head but my greatest tour was with 62. I see a lot of familiar names, would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [24MAY98]

NEELEY, Gerald F. Neeley@wycol.com "...I served in VP-47 from 1951-1953 ( NAS Alameda, California). Looking for friend DALE G. MC COY, a PR1 (1st class rigger) from Salinas, CA and EDWARD SMITH from Tennessee a AO1 , 1st class ordinanceman. Lost touch over the years, wondered about them when back in CA at my son's place in Carlsbad. Send any e-mails to this address and my nephew will alert me..." [24MAY98]

NEELY, ATC Russell L. russneely@hotmail.com "...Served was in VP5 from Oct'92-Oct'96...I've since been promoted to ATC and currently serving in VP-45..." [BIO Updated 02JAN2001 | 05JAN98]

NEER, DP Bob rrneer@gmail.com "...I served with VX-1 (1975-1978) and ASWOC-0966 (1979-1989). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 01AUG2017 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 27AUG 2001 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 02JAN2001 | 25MAR98]

NEER, AT2 David dwneer@cox.net "...I served with VP-17 and VAHM-10 from 1957 to 1959 as an AT2. I flew with crews 8 and 12. ZE12 was BUNO: 128351 which was (at that time) the oldest 5F in service..." [17FEB2003]

NEESE, Bill wneese@bellsouth.net "...I was a Data Systems Technician DS2/DS1 stationed at the TSC located at NAS Bermuda from December 1973 to June 1975. From there I was transfered to FCTCLANT in Dam Neck, VA as an Instructor/Technician till I was discharged in September 1977. I would love to hear from some of my Shipmates..." [02JUl2002]

NEFF, Paul c/o his Wife Marilyn (Neff) Walker MWalk0241@aol.com "...My late husband - Paul Neff served in the USNavy with VPB-133. When he was living we attended a number of reunions where I met so many people I still think about - If any would want to e-mail me I would return correspondence..." [19OCT99]

NEFF, AME3 Victoria TortieN@aol.com "...served with VP-10 from May of 93 until August of 1996. Just wanted to let the squadron know I miss the great times we had in NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NS Rota, Spain, Crete and Panama! To any of my fellow AME's out there, drop me a line! Love to hear how things are going! Now I'm in college and studying to become a criminalist..." [30MAR99]

NEGRON, CDR Delis Jr. Retired dnegronjr@aol.com "...I flew with VC-62 from February 1950 to September 1951. I flew on the FDR F8F-2P photo detachment in the Med cruise January 1951 to May 1951. I was based at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida from June 1951 to September 1951...I served with VC-61 from 1954-1955 at NAS Miramar and flew F2H-2P's, F9F-2P's, and Cougars. Some of my Shipmates were John Condren, Walt Zimbeck, Cliff Nord, Ted Daum. Skippers were Conatzer and Bangs. I flew off the USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) in Panthers. I served with VP-18 from 1962-1964. I was OinC of Air Detachments in NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and Key West. Acting XO in a Split NAS Keflavik, Iceland- NS Rota, Spain deployment. Commander Air Units for Unitas deployment to Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Ecuador. Served under Andy Anderson and Sam Mansfield. Would like to hear from Shipmates of that era..." [BIO Updated 25JAN2003 | 10JAN2003]

NEHRBOSS, Richard mnehrboss2@verizon.net "...I served with VP-50 (1958-1960) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan (1959). I flew with Crew-1 and our skipper was CDR Andrew H. Cowart. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11JUN2012]

NEIL, G. E. (JERRY) jneil@afes.com "...VP-42 RB 8. Aircrew AO. 1966-1968. Would like to hear from VP-42 shipmates..."

NEIGHBORS, CPO Russell Retired RNeighVAH-1@aol.com "...I was assigned to VP-3 in 1954 made the last deployment with P2V5 and 5FS, returned to NAS Jacksonville, Florida where we decommissioned VP-3 and buried the Huskie. Commissioned VAH-1. I have the distinction of having the largest gas bill in VP-3 history. In route up the Hudson Straits we encountered a strong headwind running low on fuel we diverted to Royal Candian Air Force Base Frovisher Can. While refueling the aircraft having taken on 12,000 gallons plus fuel the driver wanted to know if we had cash money,I said no we pay by voucher he shut the truck off and said we don't take vouchers. He said the gas was flown in 55 gallon drum and he would have to pump it out. After a long deliberation by the Plane Commander with the base Commander they accepted the voucher for $9,000.00 plus dollars. That gas was $7.00 per gallon. We may still owe for that gasoline. On returning to NAS Jacksonville, Florida we switched to heavy attack A3D's..." [05AUG2000]

NEILSON, AW1 Bob Retired neilson@maine.rr.com "...Served in VP-23 from Nov 1966 until June 1969 I went from there to VP-21 until decommissioning. Then back to VP-23 until 1973. I was The Julie operator on VP-23 Crew two when we flew LJ 2 ( your photo of P2V Buno 141250). seeing that photo made me wonder what happened to her. Does anyone know where that aircraft ended up? She was a sweet bird. I have a P-2000 hour certificate. Anyone remember those?? Since 1973 did instructor duty at AW A School in NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VP-26 NAS Brunswick, Maine, Instructor duty at FASO Det NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I retired June 1985 and live back here in Maine..." [04DEC98]

NEIMAN, AX2 Al amncpa1@verizon.net "...I served with VP-7 (Crew-8/Radio) from April 1964 to June 1966..." [09MAR2011]

NEIMAN, William C. iaq@bellatlantic.net "...Serverd VP-26 Special Projects, 76-79, at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I never got my wings but flew alot of pilot trainers (bounces)..." [04JAN99]

NEISWONGER, Richard "Lefty" A. wa6agl@earthlink.com "...I served in VP-34 at Breezy Point, NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1947 to 1950. My nickname at the time was "Lefty" because I played baseball for the NAS Flyers baseball team. VP-34 was located in hangar SP2 along with a sister PBY squadron VP-34 and a PBM5 squadron VP-49. Any one in the squadron that remembers me, I would like to hear from you. It has been a long time..." [05NOV98]

NELLANS, AT2 Richard L. (Nellie) rnellans@chartermi.net "...I arrived in VP-18 fresh from ATA School and APS20 Radar School as an AT3 in mid 1956; The CO on my arrival was CDR Cooper; I was discharged as an AT2 from the squadron in Sep 1959. I started on Crew 11 with LCDR Campbell (former submariner) and ended with Lt. Wolkensdorfer's Crew 4. However, I flew with several other crews during deployments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, Haiti, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I would like to hear from any of my squadron mates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 06MAY2005 | 03MAY2001]

NELLESSEN, Jim jnell@interaccess.com "...Served as Leading Chief's Yeoman during part of my time in FASRON-117. Was at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from early 1956 thourgh late 1957..." [14FEB2003]

NELLIST, Charles nellist@sbcglobal.net "...I served with FASRON-11 from February 1952 to February 1954..." [E-Mail Updated 05DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 03MAR2003 | 21SEP2000]

NELMS, ADCS Melvin E.(Gene) Retired skyhawk3@bellsouth.net "...I served in VP-16 (1975-78), VP-30 (1978-81), VP-24 (1981-84) and COMPATWING ELEVEN from 1984-88..." [26JUL98]

NELSON, Amy Kerzner anelson@defsup.com "...I served with VP-31 and VP-9 from 1977 to 1981..." [14AUG2013]

NELSON, CAPTAIN Bob Retired sudabay@aol.com "...I served with VP-21, VP-30, FAW-3, VP-11 and MARAIRMED (Maritime Air Forces Mediterranean) plus other duty stations..." Personal WebSite: http://members.aol.com/NAVCAD2555/index.html

NELSON, Bob "Nellie" twodogs1@mich.com "...My first duty station was Midway Island (AEWBarRonPac) 1964-1965. From there I went to VP-1 from 1965-1967. I was an AD-3 and with the Squadron in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, NAS Iwakuni, Japan and Tan Son Nhut. My nickname was "Nellie". Would like contact with Shipmates I served with or any VP-1 or Midway Island personnel..." [BIO Updated 05NOV99 | 23FEB99]

NELSON, AT2 Brian nelson711@aol.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1986-1989 with Team 15 in the FCO position. Miss my Shipmates!..." Personal WebSite: http://www.nelsondivecenter.com/ [26DEC2003]

NELSON, AVCM Carl G. Retired gunnarn32@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1954-1955), VP-40 (1956-1957), VP-1 (1960-1962), VP-9 (1974-1978), VX-4 at NAS Point Mugu, California and retired in 1983..." [E-Mail Updated 22JUL2011 | E-Mail Updated 11SEP2001 | 00XXX97]

NELSON, AGC Carl W. Retired nelsoncarl21@gmail.com "...I served aboard NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada (1958-1961) and worked in the Navy Ice Observer Unit. I flew Ice Observer Missions with deployed VP squadrons throughout eastern Arctic in the P2V-5F's and P2V-7's with deployments to Frobisher Bay, Baffin I., Sonderstrom, GRND and Thule, GRND. As Leading Chief of Weather Detachment and Asst Staff Meteorologist for ComPatronSeventhFlt, at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan I flew in the P-3's of VP-40 during cloud seeding operations in August 1971..." [BIO Updated 05OCT2013 | 04OCT2013]

NELSON, Chip w4rll@knology.net "...I served in VP-56 out of BREEZY POINT from 1956 to 1959 Made a MED cruise......and after I left VP-56 went to VP-4 ...NAHA OKINAWA....... ANYONE REMEMBER ME...??..." WebSites: http://www.geocities.com/Nashville/Opry/5735 http://www.ldl.net/~w4rll http://www.qsl.net/w4rll [E-Mail Updated 17AUG99 | 10DEC98][ICQ #6104097]

NELSON, David david.s.nelson.17@gmail.com "...I served with VP-17 (03/198805/1991) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines / NSF Diego Garcia (1988) and NAS Adak, Alaska (1989-1990), United States Naval Academy (1991-06/1994) and Tactical Support Center (07/1994-12/1996) at NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I now serve at the DOJ Antitrust Division Criminal Enforcement Section in Washington DC..." [12MAY2016]

NELSON, David davdnlsn@hotmail.com "...I was stationed at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and served with VP-31 during the years of 1960 to 1963. It was a great place to be for a young P2V radioman. Good friendships were made and have lasted over the years. Experiences were had that have left memories to this day. Working out of the AT shop and flying in those P2V's was great fun. Shipmates like Gary Howe, Gary Ragsdale (Rags), Dale Graham, "Dah Dah" Thompson, Pete Fuller and others come to mind. I'd love to hear from those Shipmates and others..." [E-Mail Updated 09NOV2002 | 12AUG99]

NELSON, David A. dtnelsen@worldnet.att.net "...I served with VP-11 from APR '91 to JUL '94. I made the dets & deployment to Roosey Roads as well as NAS Sigonella, Sicily, IT & Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Also enjoyed ICEX in Thule, Greenland in '94. Was the PPC for CAC-6 (the "Battle Sows"). I am currently aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) with PATRON DET IKE as a "Shooter." Twenty-five percent of the wardroom (half the aviators) are of VP descent. All the "Shooters" are VP guys. As one P-3 NFO recently told the Captain at a "Hail & Farewell," "...without us, you'd have a mighty nice frigate, Captain."..."

NELSON, AE2 Dean "Daddy Rabbit" denelson71@infostations.com "...I would like to hear from any one who served with FASRON-885 between 1952 and 1953. I was in Electric Shop and Engine build up during my servicewith FASRON-885. During this time FASRON-885 was closed down and it became FASRON-116. I have been looking for Glen Slick (Store Keeper) for a number of years who was a close friend. Also Mc Laughton who was a First Class Yeoman. Mac was a good friend and I sure would like to know where he is today. In 1953 I shipped out to VF-152, CAG15 where I served aboard USS Yorktown for one cruise..." [21NOV2002]

NELSON, Ed ewnelson@juno.com "...I was a PPC in Photographic Squadron VPP-2 attached to the Atlantic Fleet way back in 1946 and 1947. So far haven't seen anything about the photographic squadrons that used the PBY-1 aircraft. Did I miss it? Would like to hear from anyone that might be interested in photographic squadrons..." [00XX97]

NELSON, Frank VW2CICOFF@aol.com "...I joined VW-2 the day it was commissioned. There were 3 of us, Ensigns, in a squadron with 50 recalled reservists, all senior LT's or above. It was quite a tour of duty..."

NELSON, Frederick M. Jr. fredandsusan@att.net "...I attenended "A" School as a ATAN then went to VP-45 in NAS Bermuda then went to "B" School after NAS Key West, Florida (VX-1) after 2 1/2 years. Then went to AVIB7 then to VR-24 in NS Rota, Spain, after that I went to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, then to VQ-1, then quit the Navy..." [12APR2007]

NELSON, E-4 Gary C. ddcnelson@aol.com "...I served with Captain Benek in VP-812 from 1963 to 1969. I served as both Plane Captain and Radar/Julie Operator during this time. Names like Lynn (Radio) Sharky (Mad Operator) come to mind. Good memories. Anyone remember our loss of plane and crew at EL Toro, CA? Regards..." [05JUN2004]

NELSON, PH Gary L. nelly235@hotmail.com "...Between the years 70-76 I was a reservist attached to VP-60 as a Photographers Mate. I am sure I immortalized many of you over these years in cruise books, portraits and collages. I remember taking an especially memorable photo of someone in the town square fountain in the Azores around 3am. Was that you? Now with kforce.com placing IT technical talent throughout the country..." [20FEB2001]

NELSON, AW2 Gregory A. roadsscholar@gateway.net "...Served with VP-6 from 1969-1972. I flew with Crews 5, 6, and 11 out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. My time including deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Naha, Okinawa, and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines with various detachments to Utapao, Thailand, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, etc. This is a great web site. I'll be happy to return contact to anyone interested..." [15NOV99]

NELSON, AD2 Jack jncnelson8@charter.net "...I served with VP-24 (12/1972-12/1975) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland (2), NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Bermuda to mention a few. Looking for ABH3 Ricky Bridge and ABH3 Weyman Craig and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 11JAN2013 | 15FEB2001]

NELSON, AK2 James B. jn@armaster.com "...I served with VP-6 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as an Aviation Storekeeper (AK) from 1987 to 1990. VP-6 was a great family. I miss my friends and those I've lost contact with over the years. I would enjoy hearing from any VP-6 Shipmates or those I served with at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii Supply. NAS Adak, Alaska, NSF Diego Garcia, and who could forget NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. My NAVY days where the glory days. Best wishes to you all..." [30JUN2007]

NELSON, AME3 Jeff A. "Mongo" nelsonic1965@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California (Plank-Owner) from December 1986 through March of 1990. I was the Work Center 130 Night-Check supervisor. Drop me an email sometime..." [E-Mail Updated 30MAY2004 | 04JUN2003]

NELSON, AME3 Jim margie5512@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-46 (1965-1968) with a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska (1968). Enlisted in Army and retired a Staff Sergeant from Ft. Campell. Have a lot of fond memories of both Army and Navy. Saw a lot of the world most people never have the chance to. I was originally from Minnesota now live in Chattanooga, TN..." [E-Mail Updated 13JAN2013 | 05APR2007]

NELSON, Jim psawest@bresnan.net "...I served with VP-17 from 1965 to 1967 in the Airframes Shop. I made 2 deployments across the pond from NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, great times, fond memories!!!! The only Shipmates I have bumped into since those days are, Bob Adams, Ken Gerlits, and Ken Slater. Anymore of you out there?..." [E-Mail Updated 28NOV2009 | E-Mail Updated 25NOV2009 | 20APR2001]

NELSON, Jim jsprdan@aol.com "...I served with VP-19 from 1977 to 1979..." [24NOV2001]

NELSON, AT1 John "J.R." jrnelson@hctc.com "...Shipmates! VA-164/CVA-19 '70-71, VP-31, VP-9 '71-73 1971 MCAS Iwakuni, Japan ( NAS Cubi Point, Philippines / Utapao), 1972 VP-9 / Wing "Det" To NAS Cubi Point, Philippines/Utapao. 1973 NAS Iwakuni, Japan / NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. 1973 NavPro Burbank S-3A initial Crew VS-41 '73-75, VS-33 Screwbirds (S-3) '75-79. 1985-89 VP-69 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington NAF Misawa, Japan '85, '87, '88. T AC-NAV-MOD, '89-'91 VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California NUD-UDIII. Here's to all my "shippies" - Ex, retired and especially those still serving! Remember Tom "Radar" Rohr AX-2/GS-12 1958-1995..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUN2005 | 21MAR98]

NELSON, Larry linnel70@hotmail.com "...I was stationed in VP-60 and NAS Glenview, Illinois from 78 to 84. From there to VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Great seeing so many old names that brought back so many good memories..." [19JUL99]

NELSON, AT2 Larry lnelson@itctel.com "...I served in VP-26 from 1/58-3/61 as an AT2 on flight crew 4 [ NAS Keflavik, Iceland/ NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada Deployment 12/58-5/59] and on crew 12 [ NS Rota, Spain deployment 1/60-6/60]. My favorite aircraft was LK-12 BUNO 131516. My 3 years in the fleet took me from NAS Olathe, Kansas to Athens Greece and from the 82nd parrallel north of Thule to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. Our mission included monitoring the Russian fishing fleet off Iceland and Newfoundland, delivering the mail to the Norweigians on Jan Mayn, monitoring the icebergs and ice pak north of Iceland and on both sides of Greenland, rigging shipping whereever we found it, and ASW. Interspersed were lots of liberty in lots of ports. The Navy kept their part of the bargain when they enticed me to join the Navy and see the world. I joined the squadron fresh out of "A" school in Millington trained in nothing but vaccum tubes into an aircraft whose electronics was 100% vaccum tubes.In 3 short years the electronics in the P2V evolved from 100% vaccum tubes into nearly 100% transistors I'd enjoy hearing from anyone who was in the squadron during my era..." [09MAR2001]

NELSON, AT1 Lyle joannmn@tds.net "...I finished AT(A) school in September of 1955. I beat out a marine for first place in my class, so I got to choose my duty station, and I chose VP-17 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, because my buddy Jack Neesely went there 7 weeks earlier. I got stuck with 7 weeks of mess cooking at Memphis Northside, because the M.A. in picking out mess cooks, couldn't pronounce Neesely's or Nemecek's names and he could pronounce mine, which was right between them in the alphabetical list. I was the radio/ecm operator in BH11 with Crowell, Mayhew, Forsman, Parish, Hakbarth, Snyder, & can't recall the rest of the names, during our deployment to Okinawa in 1956. I left the squadron in May of 1957 after we had changed to VAHM-10, to finish my 4 year Navy stint with shore duty at NAS Minneapolis, instructing Navy and Marine Reservists. My time spent in the Navy and with the guys in VAHM-10 were some of my most enjoyable years. From 1960 through 1963, while a Tech Rep for RCA, I was assigned to the NRL, where our group was doing a VLF propagation study. We set up some of our VLF equip in radomes of NRL's WVII aircraft and the Navy crew flew us around the world calibrating ground stations we had previously set up..." [E-Mail Updated 30NOV2007 | E-Mail Updated 22MAY2002 | 17MAR2002]

NELSON, AE2 Marvin C. marvnelson@comcast.net "...VP-812 from NAS Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1961 active duty for the Berlin call up to augment VP-832 at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York..." [12MAR2010]

NELSON, Mike mjn12157@aol.com "...I served with RVAW-110 (1975) at NAS Miramar, California, VAW-111 at NAS Miramar, California with a deployment (Med Cruise) aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59) and VAW-114 at NAS Miramar, California with a deployment (WesPac) aboard the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)..." [03FEB2012]

NELSON, AE1 Mike Retired realdog@usa.net "...I served with VP-21 from 1966 through 1967. I last flew on BUNO: 135556 April 1967, the memory of that old electrical problem due to corrosion on the grounds vaulted my carreer. VP-21 was the last of the best in P2s. Thanks for the page, it brings back some wonderfull times from broomstick to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR in the BlackJack squadron. I would also like to ask the troops remaining to think of those that have joined the Great Commander, AEC Tanner..." [27JUL2000]

NELSON, Orlin S.(Chip) Jr. w4rll@knology.net "...I served in PATRON 22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii FROM 1965 -- 1967 AND THEN RETIRED FROM A DEPLOYMENT AT NAS Adak, Alaska.....Please let me hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 17AUG99 | 15FEB98]

NELSON, AZ3 Paul E. enelson@cwnet.com "...Served nearly 4 years in U.S. Navy, all in VP squadrons at NAS Moffett Field, California. VP-31 March 1967 to October 1969. VP-40 November 1969 to August 1970..." [06FEB2000]

NELSON, "Red" redmanasw@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-91 from 97-99, when the "Black cats" were decommissioned..." [22FEB2000]

NELSON, Reginald "Reggie" regnelsn0918@msn.com "...I served with Crazy Cat's/1st Radio Research Company as a Viet lingie in 1968-1969. I flew as an operator and as a Mission Sup. I bunked with Charles Trubenstein. I CRS a lot of names but I have orders with names etc. Anyone out there during my time?..." [19JAN2009]

NELSON, ETM1 Richard dimondik@a-znet.com "...I served aboard the USS Hamlin (AV-15) (1945-1946) C Division during the Okinawa Campaign in World War II. At 85 years of age - I'm still alive and kicking. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06JUL2011]

NELSON, Richard Sr. NELSONR007@hawaii.rr.com "...I was one of the first Enlisted Crew Member Mechanic, and Plane Captain. I was a Maintenance Supervisor on last trip to start with the US ARMY Crazy Cats/1st Radio Research Company. We were picked from the Ft Benning, GA (C-7A group). We did our HYD, J-34 and R-3350 systems training at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. We staged and tested equipment in Arizona. Received our flight training VP-31 in NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Transpac to Vietnam via Hawaii and the Philippines with US Airforce C124 Chase and supply ship aircraft. I was assigned with the unit from 1966 through 1968 and 1970 through 1971. So long-ago!..." [30JUN2001]

NELSON, ABH3 Rick nelco11@charter.net "...I served with VP-50 from 1977 to 1980. I sure had alot of fun and I miss all the great Shipmates. I hope to hear from some of the gang. When there is a Reunion, I'll be there..." [E-Mail Updated 10MAR2011 | 10JAN2002]

NELSON, AD2 Robert J. rjnelson@voyager.net "...I served with VR-1 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1949 to 1952. Flew on flight crew as Flight Engineer on R5Ds. Now a retired Dentist living in Michigan..." [09AUG2004]

NELSON, Scott kangi26@attbi.com "...I served with VP-60 as a Avonics Technician in w/c 210 from August 1982 to October 1985. It was really great to see so many names I remember. What a blast from the past..." [27JUN2003]

NELSON, Walter L. nnelson2@swbell.net "...My first squadron was VP-28 in 1959 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. In those days we flew P2V-5F's and deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. My first deployment was as 2nd radio on crew 5 with Robert E. Lightbody AT2 as first radio. The second deployment was with crew 6 as first radio. I did a lot of motorcycle racing while in Japan at Iwakuni. I left VP-28 as an ATN3 at the end of our NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment in 1962 for VT-31 NAAS Corpus Christi, Texas. Specifically looking for running buddies such as Jesse F. Knight AE3, Macon, Ga., Johnny W. Parkerson AE3, Wills Point, Tx, and Robert M. Mark AT2, Aurora, Co..." [30DEC2001]

NELSON, PO1 W. T. "Watertight Nelson" Retired wtsagenelson@gmail.com "...I served with VP-2 in 1960 after a tour in the Blue Angels in NAS Pensacola, Florida. I left VP-2 in 1963 back for another tour with the Blue Angels. When tour was up in 1966 with Blue Angels I got orders to USS Constillation in San Diego, about a month before I was to leave the Blue Angels for San Diego I got a telegram to Report to NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania to Operation Pot Lid, (Top Secret Squadron), I discovered later I was one of twenty men chosen to develope monitering devices to be dropped by VO-67 along Ho Chi Min Trail in Viet-nam to moniter troop movement, we took five P2v'5s to Martin Mairetta near Johnsville to be modified with bullet proofing under oil cooled doors under the crews positions, after a few weeks we deployed to Howard Airforce base in Panama working jointly with The Green Beret's developing the gear, after that I went to VAQ-33 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, then went to VXE-6 Operation Deep Freeze for two tours, then to HT-18 at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida until retired in 1975 atter 18 an yrs and six months, kept getting PNA'd Passed but not advanced so retired with constructive time. Just Had a book published in April 2016 named "Water Tight" availe on my web site http://www.wtnelsonbook.com/, if ordered directly from me the hard back $22.00, if ordered from web site or Amazon, Google or Barns and Noble it is normally $26.50 to $29.99. Book has some interesting stories about my time in VP-2. I was Charlie Nances second mech for a while..." [04AUG2016]

NEPHEW, Ralph (Maynard G) rsnephew@ameritech.net "...I served with VP-44 from January 1960 till October 1963. I worked out of the Metal Shop. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [31DEC2005]

NERBONNE, ADJ3 Dennis dnerbonne@aol.com "...I served with VP-10 (1973-1975) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with a deployment to NS Rota, Spain..." [04DEC2014]

NESMITH, AM1 Thomas D. Jr. c/o Norman Nesmith nwnesmith1@gmail.com "...I served with VP-861 and VP-18 (1951-1955). I would like to hear from former Shipmates and any Reunions..." [12MAY2012]

NESS, AT3 Ronald ronald_ness@hotmail.com "...Been searching for crewmates of VP-44 NAS Norfolk, Virginia during tour of 1953-57, especially those on my crew of CC-10..." [21MAR2002]

NESTER, LT John M. (Deceased) c/o his son Doug Nester robert.d.nester@sam.usace.army.mil "...My dad, Lieut. John M. Nester, was a pilot in VP-63. He also flew with VP-31 and VP-84..." [Deceased Update 05MAR2003 | 19AUG98]

NETH, AWCS Bob Retired rlneth@worldnet.att.net "...VP-40, '68-'70; VP-91, '71-'73; VP-50, '73-'77; VP-31, '77-'81; VP-19, '81-'84; COMPATWINGSPAC NAS Moffett Field, '84-'88; Fleet Reserve. 8 years as DOD contractor supporting P-3 Program at Naval Aviation Depot Alameda until it was closed last year. Just completed Aircraft Dispatch school (I'm now an FAA Licensed/Certified FAR Part 121/135 Aircraft Dispatcher) and I am now working at Reno Air Operations Reno Air Ops at San Jose, CA Airport. Hello to all my former NAS Moffett Field "Airmates"...As of 31 August 1999, I'm now working in American Airlines Operations, San Jose International Airport, San Jose, CA. It is similar to continously working in a "Ready Alert" operations environment; never gets boring!..." [E-Mail Updated 17AUG2000 | BIO Updated 01SEP99]

NETHERDA, Darwin Gerald c/o His Son Alton G. Netherda bigal@eoni.com "...My father is looking for some of his shipmates. His name is Darwin Gerald Netherda, he is a plank owner of VP 9. he is looking for Little Sade Stone. I'm not clear if they were together in 1948 in VA 115 or VP-9. I would apprecate any information on this thank you..." [18JUN2000]

NETRO, Robert rjnetro@raex.com "...I served with VP-45 from May 1950 to May 1953. Started in NAS Norfolk, Virginia as a Midshipman aviator. Became a PPC as an Ensign while the squadron was in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. We had tremendous crews, and I have many fond memories..." [10SEP2002]

NETTLES, Bullet Bob Shipmate PixCirca 1966 bulletbob_1@email.msn.com "...I started out in June of 1955 with VC-12 (VAW-12) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island flying in the AD-5's and AD-5W Guppy's. I remember many Good and Exciting Flight Hours with the likes of Ens.'s Stookey and Jiles, Ltjg McCloy and Lt. Paul Mounce. Trips over to Long Island for a Few Quick Stops and Many, Many hours of ASW Training around Block Island. In February of 1961 I went with the "Skyraiders" to VC-33 (VAW-33) for some additional training and Flight Hours in the AD-5Q's. I left the Composite Navy in April of 1962 for VX-1 at NAS Key West ( NAS Boca Chica, Florida), Florida. In addition to Rolling a Tool-Box, I flew as S2F, P2V and P-3A (148885 & 149668) Crewmember while attached to VX-1 until April of 1964. In April of 1964 I went West to the VP Navy after ADJ (B) School and P-3 Flight Engineers School. Flew as Flight Engineer with VP-9 from January 1965 to November 1969 and with VP-46 from August 1970 until April of 1974. From May 1974 until I retired in September of 1975 I had a very Plain Jane, Very Un-Interesting Job as an Instructor on Jet Engines at NAMTRADET 1008 at NAS Miramar, California. Except for the last year or so, I had One Damn Good Navy Career. Drop me an E-Mail if you have time..." [BIO Updated 05MAY2003 | E-Mail Updated 01MAY2000 | 16APR2000]

NEU, AMS2 Bob bneu57@gmail.com "...I served with VP-18 (1958-1961). I attended the 100th Year of Naval Aviation event in San Diego last year and 2011 Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force (MPRF) Reunion and Symposium aboard NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I have a P2V Neptune Patch that I hired an embroidery company in Chicago to manufacture and I've been selling them to USN and RCAF veterans at my cost. If anyone would like more information about the patch you can reach me via email..." [15MAR2012]

NEU, RM2 Joseph N. joeneu2003@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-45 from December 1968 to September 1970 as an Aircreman. Flew with Crew 11 on first deployment to WestPac. Many memories of flying missions in support of Operation Market Time from bases in NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Utapao, Thailand. Flew with Crew 31 on deployment to NS Rota, Spain with detachments in NAS Sigonella, Sicily and Crete. I see many names in Shipmates of guys I knew and flew with. Looking forward to hearing from anyone who was in the squadron during these times..." [E-Mail Updated 18MAY2004 | E-Mail Updated 03JUN2002 | 03MAY2002]

NEUBAUER, B. F. "Bud" bneub@hctc.net "...I served with VP-24 (1969-1972), VP-5 (1973-1978), VP-30 (1978-1981) and retired. I went to work as a P-3 Resident Manager for Lockheed at Brunswick until retirement again. I now live in Texas..." [E-Mail Updated 26SEP2012 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 07OCT2000 | 26SEP97]

NEUFELD, Dick rneufeld@impulse.net "...I flew in P2V-2's, 3's, 3W's 1952 and 1953; then P2V-5F's out of NAS Los Alamitos, California in VP-773 and VP-776 '54 - '59. Retired, now. Our crew in NAS Atsugi, Japan and NAS Kodiak, Alaska tours was PPC: Fred (Snide) Etherton (now in Peoria, IL), PP2P: Ralph Nuber (probably now in Maryland or IL), I was Navigator, PC: A.M. Silva, Radar: H.R. Herrick, Radio: G.R. Hutchinson, 2nd Mech: B.W. Mitchell, and Ordnanceman: E.C. Tennant. As Special Services Officer in NAS Kodiak, Alaska, I directed the publication of a NAS Kodiak, Alaska Tour Book 52 - 53. I still have many photos used in that book, though official Navy Photo Lab pictures were available only for that publication. My daughter's scanner is probably available for sharing of any of those photos for squadron members who have mislaid their tour books. Let me know, with descriptions of what you remember of photos you need, and I'll see if I can find a negative or print..." [E-Mail Updated 27DEC2004 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 02JAN2002 | 29MAR98]

NEUMANN, Bill Shipmate Pix wneumannjr@netscape.net "...My first and only squadron was VP-26 out of NAS Brunswick, Maine. I was an AT2 and flew with VP-26 CAC-12 as Radio/Inflight Tech from March 1970 to September 1973. We did 2 tours of NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Bermuda and several trips to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and Springboard to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. PPC LCDR John K. Taylor presented me my gold A/C wings at NAS Sigonella, Sicily on October 16, 1972. My secondary job was working the Avionics shop with AX3 Coward, AT2 Williams, AT3 "Heavy Duty" Bott, ATAN Fox, AT2 Bocz, ATC Sparks, AT1 Somers, AT1 Myers, ATC Blakley, AX3 Martin, ATAN Richards, AX1 Dehner, and the unbelievable AXCS Greene. I still wonder if the Hole-In-The-Wall watering hole is standing outside the base? Still wonder why my nickname was "Number One East Coast" -- could it be those NATOPS tests? I still have the Patrol Squadron Twenty-Six 1971-1972 Year Book if anyone needs a scanned picture. CAC-1 thru CAC-12, Shops and UNITAS XII pictures. Good Memories!!..." [E-Mail Updated 06APR2005 | 22FEB2000]

NEUMANN, LCDR Lawrence A. Retired neumannl@snet.net "...I was Ens. Lawrence A. Neumann, Officerin Charge, April 1944 to June 1945 aboard the Landing Craft Tank LCT-898 from LCT-898 I went to staff ADCOM 7th PHIB then to Mare Island Shipyard and separation to INACDU in 1946. In 1950 VP-731 was a reserve squadron activated for the Korean war, I was the electronic officer of VP-731 VP-731 on her first deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1951. On return to San Diego I transferred to VU-3 VU-3a (drones) as Assistant Electronic Officer. Next I was sent to FAW-2 FAW-14 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii while at FAW-2 on TAD to VP-6 I supervised upgrading configuration of new P2V-5's for WestPac duty. When the FAW was deployed to WestPac I was detached for having too much time in WestPac and was assigned to FASRON-110 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. My next station was NAS Point Mugu, California as Range Comm Officer. After a tragic accident when family members of VW-2 vw2a were lost on deployment to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. I was ordered as a replacement for the man that lost his family. I was designated as a Naval Aviation Observer and I spent 1 1/2 years with VW-2a operating P4M aircraft-1Q aircraft. The VW-2a unit was redesignated as VQ-2 in 1956. I was mustered out in July 1956 and returned to civilian life. I joined the Naval Reserve as an Electronic Officer in VS-837 (NAS Brooklyn, New York). The squadron was recalled to active duty in 1961 for the Berlin Crisis and included a 3 month deployment to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On return from NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba I transfered to VP-837 (NAS Brooklyn, New York). I finally retired from reserve duty in 1978 as an LCDR - I was the electronics officer LCDR of VS-837 when we were activated in October 1961. We were deployed to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in the spring of 1962 for about six weeks. Our squadron was selected for an experimental long legs project at Grumman Aircraft that involved installation of large fuel tanks in the bomb bay. The work was done on site at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York. VS-837 was deactivated in June 1962. During my VS-837 active duty I was able to commute to my home in Trumbull, CT on a regular basis. I transferred to VP-837 shortly after deactivation and became a TACCO. On a two weeks activation to NAS Jacksonville, Florida our crew qualified as a fleet B class unit. I continued to drill at FBT until about 1972..." [BIO Updated 24JUN2007 | BIO Updated 24MAY2007 | BIO Updated 29JUL2005 | 17JUL2000]

NEUMANN, AMH2 Rod ndynomite1@verizon.net "...I served with VP-44 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1957 to 1960. We flew the P5M's. My rank was 2nd Class Hydraulic Mechanic drawing 1st Class pro-pay..." [23MAY2009]

NEUMANN, AN Warren E. njpi@aol.com "...Did "Boots" at Bainbridge, MD 11/51 soon after it was reactivated after WW2; signed up for aviation and sent AO School NATTC NAS Jacksonville, Florida; transferred to NAF Annapolis, Maryland 1952 and assigned to 3 jobs, the gear locker, Plane Captain to 2 N3N's and also "recovery crew", the guys in wet suits who walked the craft down the ramp into the water and guilded it off the dolly, and then again "Catching" the N3N when it taxied to the ramp returning. There were always a few happy moments ducking the prop as my partner & I caught the struts and guided the craft back onto a dolly. If the craft came too close to either of us and we had to back up, one would step off the ramp and go under, whereupon the wet suit would fill up with water and you would go under. I wonder if it's too late to file an OSHA suit.......LOL! Early '53, after going home to NJ on some weekends and having to explain why I wasn't in Korea when some of my buds came home with war stories, I requested transfer to sea duty. The CO called me in and explained as a patient father would, that NAF was the best duty in the fleet and I should reconsider but he allowed the transfer to USS Hornet CVA-12 which was at Brooklyn Navy Yard about to be recommissioned; was aboard Hornet for recommissioning on 9/11/53, shakedown cruise to Cuba, D.R. & Haiti, then off for a world cruise via Suez & became part of TF 77 & TG 70.3 running up & down the Formosa [now Taiwan] Straits to assist in the protection of Formosa from Red China; would be at sea for as long as 2 months without hitting the beach, replenishing at sea, with 24/7 air ops; I was in V-1 Div on flight deck and assigned as an LSO hook checker, spotting incoming jets for tail hook, flaps & landing gear down with binocs to enable the LSO to give a wave off when necessary because of the craft speed. Pretty exciting stuff for a 20 year old kid, as I remember. Back to Pearl on 12/7/54, San Diego, and discharged 5/1/55. NOSTALGIA TIME: Perhaps around 1990, I drove down to NAF Annapolis, Maryland intent on revisiting my life, only to find a female SN about 5'1" at the gate who allowed me aboard when I showed her my credentials and told her I had been stationed there 40 years before; her respose was WOW. I was shocked to find that this was no longer an NAF, no aircraft etc, just many sailboats on dollies. I walked on onto the ramp area and stood for many minutes looking across the Severn River, bathed in flashes of memory of what was ........... I did love it... as I'm sure many of did. GO NAVY!..." [16JAN2006]

NEUNHOFFER, AW2 Steven C. countyfireman@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1972 to 1975. I served with Crew 3 as the only Crew to "Find" 2 Soviet Nuclear Subs on one mission (Charlie & Victor) during the 1974 NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment. We also discovered 2 (surfaced) Deisel Subs (Golf's) during night ops (YES, they had the windows) on Flir. Wow what a deployment! I became a RN after the Navy and then a Firefighter/Paramedic with L.A. County. Now I teach at a Community College and have my Masters Degree in Education. Wish I stayed in for at least another 4 yrs. Honored to have served in the US Navy & appreciate (NOW) what the MEN of VP-5 provided me for the rest of my life! Service to Others & Integrity!..." [29MAR2009]

NEUROTH, PR3 Vincent neuroth@comcast.net "...I served with VU-8 from 1963 to 1965..." [30JAN2007]

NEUSS, Paul paulneuss@earthlink.net "...I served with VR-7 (1962-1963) as a flight attendant aboard the EC-121 flying to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Phillipines, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Agana, Guam, Wake Island and NAS Midway Island..." [12MAR2017]

NEVELS, Nick nicknevels@hotmail.com "...I was an AE assigned to VC-5 Det NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from September 1970 to July 1973 where I started flying as an aircrewman in the US-2C & RC-45J. (What wild times those were back then in the PI). VAQ-134, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from January 1976 to May 1978. Went TAR and reported to VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. VP-31 for FE school at NAS Moffett Field, California from August 1984 to January 1985. VP-69 January 1985 to February 1988 flying the P-3A baseline and then transitioned to the P-3A TACNAVMOD. VP-91 NAS Moffett Field, California from February 1988 to August 1991 flying the "Super B's" and eventually transitioned to the Update III's, where we got the last two P-3C's, BUNO's 163294 and 163295. Back to VP-69 in August 1991, where I retired as an AEC in January 1994. Flying as a P-3 FE was truly an experience all of us who flew as "Forward Center Observer" will never forget..." [01JUL99]

NEVEN, ATC(AW) Christopher Retired nonevens@smsd.org "...Attended AT "A" School NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1972), VFP-63 FRAMP at NAS Miramar, California, VFP-206 at NAF Washington, D.C. (1972-1975), AIMD NAS Atlanta, Georgia (1975-1979), VFP-306 NAF Washington, D.C. (1979-1982), ATD NAF Washington, D.C. (1982-1985), AIMD NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts (1986-1990), VAW-78 (1990-1992) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I have been teaching NJROTC in Kansas City since 1993..." [29JAN2013]

NEVES, Bart seveneves2@cox.net "...I served with VP-57 (1951-1955) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAS Atsugi, Japan and then NAS Hutchinson, Kansas..." [28APR2013]

NEVEU, AE3 Richard A. rneveu43@comcast.net "...I served with VP-4 (1962-1965) with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and through-out the far east. I flew flew with Crew-12..." [E-Mail Updated 04MAR2012 | 21JAN2012]

NEW, Gary Lynn newgl@yahoo.com "...I served with VAW-122 from 1970 to 1971. I would like to hear from anyone else who served..." [07FEB2008]

NEWBERRY, Jack jacknewberry@msn.com "...Was in VP-10 from June 1951 to March 1954. Home station was NAS Jacksonville, Florida until move to NAS Brunswick, Maine in January 1952. I was in administration with Operations office. Would like to hear from any Squadron member during those years..." [E-Mail Updated 23DEC2000 | 19MAY2000]

NEWBILL, AX2 Tim N. newbill@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-56 from November 1975 to October 1978. AX2 in AIMD shop. Have contacts with Shipmates Brad Rosenow, Wesley Hicks, and David Split-Log..." [E-Mail Updated 24JUL2007 | E-Mail Updated 14NOV2003 | 04AUG99]

NEWBURN, John edwardnewburn@yahoo.com "...I served with VS-873 (Reserves) and VP-872 (Active Duty..." [BIO Updated 14JUL2014 | 11OCT2013]

NEWCOMB, LT Milt Retired streetwiseadjs@webTV.net "...LOOKING FOR BUDDIES FROM THE PHILIPINES 1965-67 AND MIDWAY AND I WAS IN FROM 1948 - 1976. YOU CAN CALL ME ANYTIME AT 1-800-463-0434. I REMEBER BOB GESS BUT I HAD A STROKE IN 1987 AND CAN'T REMEMBER TOO GOOD WITHOUT A LITTLE PROMPTING AFTER LEAVING THE VIRGINIA MILITIA IN 1946, I JOINED THE NAVY AT NAS Patuxent River, Maryland THEN ASSIGNED TO VP-21..." [17OCT98]

NEWELL, ADJ2 Ken kenandike@msn.com "...I served in VP-892 (USNR-R) at NAS Seattle, Washington from 1956-57 and 1959-60. I was stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California from the spring of 1958 to July 1959 in FASRON-10. I see no mention of FASRON-10 in your history. Is there a history of FASRON-10 or VP-892 anywhere? While in VP-892, I crewed in PB4Y-2's and later in P2V-5's..." [30OCT2000]

NEWLON, AD3 David L. mu1221@aol.com "...I served with VU-4 at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia (Plane Captain the JD-1 Invader) and reported to VR-6 in 1959 at McGuire Air Force Base, Trenton, NJ..." [10NOV2009]

NEWMAN, Edgar enewman4@bellsouth.net "...Served with VP-661 Crew 6 during the Korean Conflict..." [03JUL99]

NEWMAN, George gnewman6@bellsouth.net "...I am looking for Dennis (Denny) Bisek. After receiving our wings in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, our first duty station was NAS Bermudaa. Dennis was in VP-49 and I was assigned to VP-45. I left NAS Bermuda in 1959 and have lost contact with him. If anyone knows anything about him, please contact me. Thanks..." [13JUN2003]

NEWMAN, AMSC James Retired j_newman1@bellsouth.net "...Hey to all the VP-68, VP-67 and COMRESPATWINGPAC Shipmates. I served with VP-68 (01APR79 to 27MAY86), VP-67 (01JUN86 to 28JUL91) and COMRESPATWINGPAC (01AUG91 to 31JUL94). I retired from service August 1998 from AIMD NASJRB Fort Worth, TX. Drop me a line sometime would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [08SEP2008]

NEWMAN, ATCS(NAC) Jerry D. Retired jern46@bigriver.net "...The "fun" began..1967-70, VP-40 (P-5s & P-3s) NAS Moffett Field, California; 1971-75, VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California; 1976-79, VP-8 NAS Brunswick, Maine; 1979-85, VP-31, ASA-DET NAS Moffett Field, California. In between these wonderful times I was stuck in Millington...enough said. Retired here in 1990 after 24 years & 5,268 flt hours as a ATCS. Best wishes to all that are "stuck" on the deck, and to you young guys out there still flying, maintain a wonderful tradition. Old friends - give me a yell..." [E-Mail Updated 13FEB2005 | E-Mail Updated 29JUN2003 | 11FEB2001]

NEWMAN, Joey Joejoe4772@aol.com "...I served with VP-23 from 1993 until Disestablishment. I would like to here from friends an crewmembers. especially "Team Bohica."..." [25AUG2002]

NEWMAN, MARK mknewman@mediaone.net "...I WAS A MEMBER OF VP-18, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR FROM 1966-1968. AM LOOKING NFOR OTHER MEMBERS..." [E-Mail Updated 16MAR99 | 07JAN98]

NEWMAN, Paul K. pkn14336@aol.com "...Served in VP-10 AE shop between 1970-1974. Looking to hear from former Shipmates..." [23FEB2005]

NEWMAN, Scott scott.newman@l-3com.com "...I served with VPU-1 from 1974 to 1978. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 30APR2011 | E-Mail Updated 17JUN2005 | 00XXX97]

NEWMAN, AO2 William navair1@aol.com "...I was with VP-93 from '81-'86 as an AO2. Would like to hear from fellow members..." [03AUG2005]

NEWMAN, William "Bill" william.j.newman@ucm.com "...Served in VP-42 from 1967-1969. I was the PC of RB-11. Reading the entries does bring back that good feeling. Hope to hear from Shipmates..." [09DEC98]

NEWTON, Dick dnewton@hto.net "...I served with VP-49 from '70-'72 out of NAS Patuxent River, Maryland & NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Are they still going to NAS Keflavik, Iceland? Great web page. I have some photos from NAS Keflavik, Iceland..." [13MAR99]

NEWTON, James K. jnewton@intrepid.net "...VW-15: I was a first radioman (AT2) on Flt. Crew No. 13, on WV-2s during the period, 1957-1960. I am most interested in contacting old crew members and others who were active in VW-15 during that period. I remember almost no names but our Crew Captain, CDR Noon, and the CO Capt. Eastman. I must have made over 100 flights between Argentia and the Azores and back. Any ideas on how to get rosters of the crews and squadron for that period would be appreciated. The Squadron Commander of VW-11 up to 1957 was Otto Findlay who is alive and well farming in West Va. I hope to see him soon again to discuss those Dew Line/Barrier patrols. I ran into him by chance when he delivered hay several years ago for my daughter's horses! Jim Newton (W3SAL)..." [19FEB98]

NEYER, AMM2 Francis A. c/o His Son-in-Law Phil Fuss phil3@mediaone.net "...My father-in-law, AMM2/C Francis A. Neyer - (deceased) ), was in VPB-123 operating out of Tinian and Okinawa in 1945..." [10JUL2000]


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