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O'BANNON, YN2 Paul paul@mjstillwater.com "...I served with VP-1 (1984-1988). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 25APR2016 | E-Mail Updated 19DEC2000 | E-Mail Updated 18NOV99 | 03APR98]

OBBINK, Bruce J. bruceobbink@comcast.net "...I served with VP-6 from 1958 to 1962. Served with some of the very best men that I have ever known. I had a long tour with the squadron and have relived all those moments with great reverence. We have retired and moved to the California coast..." [E-Mail Updated 25MAR2008 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 15JAN99 | 07FEB98]

OBED, AO3 Terry Sallyzkats@aol.com "...I served with VP-56 from 1962 to 1965. In these pages are both the VP-56 aircraft and crew I was assigned. We called LQ-9 the Flying Spoon after the Plane Comander CDR D. D. Spoon (somewhere I still have my crew hat that he bought for each one of us on the crew I will look I may have a picture that would have the BUNO). The photo looks like it was taken in NS Rota, Spain around late summer 1961. I still have a photo of LQ-5. The picture was taken over the Chesapeak Bay in preperation for the upcoming Good Will Tour to South America for short UNITOS (note the extra markings between the LQ and the BUNO). I was that day in the bow or nose taking photos of LQ-6 (the crew that went with us on the UNITOS tour)..." [12APR2001]

Shipmate Requested Name Removal  [Shipmate Removed 23MAY2003 | E-Mail Updated 15JAN2003 | 11JUN2000]

O'BEIRNE, VICE ADMIRAL Francis (Frank) http://www.obeirnefamily.mcmail.com/FamilyO'Beirne/some_notable_enterpisers.htm "...Vice Admiral Francis (Frank) O'Beirne (b. 1903), son of Edward, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, in 1926 and served on the battleship USS Nevada and the aircraft carrier USS Lexington where he decided to become a Navy flier. He won his gold wings at the NAS Pensacola, Florida, in 1929, and was assigned to Fighting Squadron One based at San Diego, California. There he practiced three-plane aerobatics. A consequence was that he was one of a three-plane Army-Navy stunting team led by Colonel Charles Lindbergh that demonstrated formation aerobatics at the 1929 National Air Races, Cleveland, Ohio. He became a flight instructor at NAS Pensacola, Florida, then attended the Naval Postgraduate School at Annapolis, and in 1935 obtained his MS degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Michigan. Over the next three years he served successively on the battleships USS West Virginia and USS California as a naval aviator and then in the precommissioning crew of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. He flew fighters, dive bombers, observation float planes and flying boats during his active flying career. Frank then became a staff engineering officer at Coronado, California. In 1940 he was transferred to NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, as commanding officer of VP-22 which flew PBY (Catalina) flying boats. In late summer of 1941 he took two aircraft of his squadron on the first US Navy flight from Pearl Harbor to Australia and New Guinea. The purpose was to carry Army Air Force pilots to select sites for B-17 bomber bases in the little-known areas of the Dutch East Indies in the event of war with the Japanese, which in fact began about three months later. Frank's second in command on this mission was Lieut. Thomas Moorer who much later became Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed six of the squadron's aircraft by bombing and strafing and seriously damaged the remainder. In less than a month the squadron was re-equipped with new aircraft from California and Frank took it to Darwin, Australia, and then to Java where it joined the aircraft of the Asiatic Fleet already there and three seaplane tenders. They moved about as the Japanese advanced, operating out of various small harbors in the Java/Celebes regions. After eleven of his twelve PBYs had been destroyed in combat or combat-related accidents, the lone survivor was able to reach Perth, Australia, in March 1942 where the squadron was disestablished. After a few months commanding a seaplane tender, the USS Childs, in the Indian Ocean, Frank became Naval Intelligence Officer on the staff of General Douglas MacArthur, at Brisbane. He was transferred to Washington in 1943 to become a member of the Joint War Plans Committee that planned the final assaults on Japan. In command of the escort carrier USS Breton, he helped support the preparations of Admirals Halsey and Spruance for those assaults before the atomic bombs eliminated the need for them. Between the end of World War II and his retirement in 1963 Frank, by then an Admiral, had some 14 assignments. Some were administrative. For two years he was Assistant Naval Attaché in London, then a Member of the Continental U.S. Defense Planning Group of the Joint Chiefs of Staff which included the Canada-U.S. Defense Planning Committee. As Director of Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff he was responsible for the planning and direction of joint exercises and operations and on occasion briefed the President of the United States concerning them. As Commander of Field Operations of the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project he was responsible for the accountability, storage, maintenance, shipment, and military testing of all U.S. nuclear weapons and the training of all military personnel in the handling of them..." [28JUN2003]

OBERG, AMCS(NAC) Gary Retired usintenn@earthlink.net "...I think I may have had the longest consecutive tour with VP-60 as a TAR (Dec 77 - Jul 85). I was there so long everyone thought I was a SELRES. One great squadron with many fond memories. Loved the flying and professionalism of all the people in the squadron. As we all know we could fly circles around the "common Navy" folks. From VP-60 I went to another great squadron VP-68 and retired from there in 1990. Since then I have been following my wife Karen, a former VP-60 Cobra PN and now a LCDR, through her career. We are currently in Fallon, NV and I am working for Boeing on contract maintenance for the former "TOPGUN" school. Would love to hear from former Cobra's and Blackhawks..." [E-Mail Updated 29OCT99 | E-Mail Updated 20MAR99 | 21MAR98]

OBERG, LCDR Karen usintenn@earthlink.net "...I served with the VP-60 COBRAs from NOV 81 to MAY 85. Gary and I are back in NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I'm at NPC-822 handling Officer Retirements and Gary works for Northwest Air Link. Drop us a line, especially if you have any info on a possible Reunion..." [14APR99]

OBERG, Chip COberg@aol.com "...I was a SS-3 On CAC-5 in VP-50 from 86-89. I did 2 deployments, one to NSF Diego Garcia B.I.O.T, and one to Misawa Japan. Dodge and the Det sites were one hell of a good time, drank alot beer on the Short Pier!..." [23FEB98]

OBORNE, Larry lryo@jps.net "...Served in VC-3 from 49-52, VP-731/VP-48, VP-4 and flew P2s at NADC Johnsville..." [E-Mail Updated 12AUG99 | 09AUG99]

O'BOYLE, JACK JMOBOYLE@INAME.COM "...I served with VP-23 from 1962 to 1964 Crew Three..." [08JUN2000]

O'BRIEN, Bob "Brain" OBRIEN1@msn.com "...Hello all former Shipmates. It is nice to see some familiar names. Was in VP-66 from 1991 to 1994, (VR-46 1994-1997 reserve) (VFA-203 1997-1998 reserve) no longer a nephew of Uncle Sam. Now just a civilian in the great state of Georgia. I sure do miss the Navy "VP" life. It was some of the greatest friends and memories. Feel free to contact me. It would be great to hear from you..." [25FEB99]

O'BRIEN, AME2 Dennis dobrien4624@charter.net "...I served with VT-29 from 1970 to 1973..." [09MAY2011]

O'BRIEN, Edward F. edwardfobrien@hotmail.com "...I served with VAH-1 NAS Sanford, Florida from 1961 to 1965. I am attempting to contact any one who served in this squadron during this period of time. Please drop a note and and lets catch up on old times..." [10MAY2004]

O'BRIEN, George gobrien@eaest.com "...I served with VP-16 from 1992 to 1994. Flew both P2s and P-3s. Deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, South Africa, and NAS Bermuda. Was copilot for Bad Bob Lemon and later had my own crew. Many good memories..." [17AUG2003]

O'BRIEN, Harold obobrien@mail.cde.com "...I was stationed at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida from 1958 through 1960 with FASRON-9 Gumu 7 (guided missile unit). I would like to hear from anyone in that unit at that time. I would also like to find out when FASRON-9 was decommisioned. Looking for Nick Hathaway and Neil Foxworthy in particular..." [18FEB2000]

O'BRIEN, AW (Jack) John jakod@aol.com "...I served in VP-11 from '83-'88 as an AW on CAC-8. I'd be glad to hear from old friends and would love some sort of Reunion. Hope everyone is in good health..." [25APR2005]

O'BRIEN, CDR J. L. Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...CDR O'Brien was born on McCord AFB, Tacoma, Washington and was raised on various Air Force Bases. She attended ROTC at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, earning a BS in both Biology and Russian. She was commissioned in December 1988. CDR O'Brien's first tour of duty after commissioning was as a general unrestricted line officer assigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC. She worked as Assistant VP Placement Officer and ACIP/ACP Officer until being selected for flight training in December 1989. After basic aviation training at NAS Pensacola, Florida and advanced navigator training at Mather AFB, CA, she earned her Naval Flight Officer wings in July 1991. She reported to Oceanographic Development Squadron EIGHT (VXN-8), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in September 1991. She qualified as Oceanographic Project Coordinator and participated in detachments around the globe. At VXN-88 she served as Assistant Admin Officer, Legal Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and Communications Officer. Upon the opening of Patrol Squadrons to female aviators, CDR O'Brien detached VXN-8 in September 1993 and reported to Patrol Squadron THREE ZERO (VP-30) for Fleet replacement P3C NFO training. She reported aboard Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN (VP-16) in April 1994 where she qualified as Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator (TACCO), Mission Commander and primary NFO NATOPS instructor (blue card) for both Navigator/Communicator and Tactical Coordinator seat positions. She served as Personnel Officer, NAVCOM NATOPS Officer, Line Division Officer, TACCO NATOPS Officer, and NATOPS Division Officer. CDR O'Brien completed deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland; NS Roosevelt Roads, PR; Howard AFB, Panama; and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. In 1997 CDR O'Brien reported as a Selected Reservist to Patrol Squadron SIX SIX (VP-66) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. There she qualified as TACCO, Mission Commander, and primary NFO NATOPS instructor. She has served as Assistant Operations Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer, Training Officer, Administration Officer, Maintenance Officer, and Tactics Officer. While in VP-66, CDR O'Brien has completed active duty periods in Lann Bihoue, France; Japan; Anchorage, Alaska; Hawaii; and the Caribbean. Her decorations include the Air Medal (Strike/Flight), the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy Achievement Medal (four awards) and various other personal and unit awards and citations..." [18JUL2005]

O'BRIEN, John P. "Jack" JPOBrien30@aol.com"...I have been in 3 VPsquadrons, i.e., VP-8 during June 1951-November 1953, VP-832 during Sept 1954-Aug 1962 and VP-5 during 1962-Jan 1965. Most of my VPexperience has been in P-2 Neptunes with the exception of 3 years PB-4Y2 experience with VP-832 at NAS New York. I retired from the Navy during 1982 and have provided consulting service to the Naval Air Systems Command since then..."

O'BRIEN, Karen kobrien@graceba.net "...I served aboard NAAS Saufley Field, Pensacola, Florida from 1974 to 1976..." [14JUN2011]

O'BRIEN, Mandy kmpspreng@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-10 (1987-1991). I used to hang out with Brandi Noakes, Andrea Taylor. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 21JUL2012 | E-Mail Updated 27MAY2004 | 16JUN2001]

O'BRIEN, Mike OB419@aol.com "...I served in VP-6 from 1954 to 1958. I was Patrol Plane Commander for crew five in "PAPA CHARLIE' 5, and also known as "Fight'n Five", and without a doubt the very best in the fleet..with the best men that ever flew the Neptune..Kloac, Harris, Lytle, Mibb, Mason, Allen, Walker, Boese, Kemp and Fredenberg. We proved it..." [20JUL2000]

O'BRIEN, LT Thomas P. tobrien@westpa.net "...I served with VP-48 from 1962 to 1965 as a LT PPC Crew 11 and Aircraft Division Officer..." [02JAN2004]

O'BRIEN, PN2 Tom "OB" tallregulrguy@aol.com "...I served with VP-8 from 1981 to 1984 looking to connect with former Shipmates and friends who were with the squadron during that time period..." [09JUN2009]

O'BRIEN, AT2 Tom "OB" milkbottle1@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-7 from July 1956 to April 1959. I was a crewmember on HE-2/LB-2. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me..." [E-Mail Updated 13DEC2003 | 05AUG2002]


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