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Memorial Picture "...OTTO, CDR William Barry Retired...My Dad, William Barry OTTO, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died February 5, 2006, at the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, Florida. Dad was 80 years old. According to Dad papers, he served with VP-837, VF-935, VP-832, VP-937, VP-935 and VP-934. I am trying to trace his record of service while in the reserve. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks..." Contributed by Bruce Otto bruceotto53@gmail.com [31DEC2013]


OTERO, AMS Nelson rugrat2@tampabay.rr.com "...I served with AEWBarRonPac from 1962 to 1963 detachment NAS Midway Island. I worked midnite shift under Chief Esterling. I changed a lot of deicer boots on radomes and wings after collisions with gooneys. I really miss my "horse." I would love to hear from any of my Shipmates..." [17JAN2009]

OTIS, CDR Gordon R. Retired gro@asp.navair.navy.mil "...It was a great WV Reunion Oct 14-17 at Solomons Is. MD. Got together with over 300 former Shipmates in the WV Navy. I was in VW-13 from 1957 to 1960 as AC of Air Crew 6. Apparently none of my crew were at the Reunion. If anyone remembers any of them, please contact me. The only crew member I remember is Russ Gilmore - one of the CIC Officers as a LTJG, now a retired CDR living in Eugene Oregon. I was also an AC in VP-202 and VPB-215, and have been to one of their annual Mariner/Marlin Association Reunions. I do have the names of my crew in VPB-215 and a photo of same if anyone wants a copy..." [13NOV99]

O'TOOLE, Donald kismet51@optonline.net "...I served with VR-8 / VR-7 (1951-1953) and FASRON-4 (1954)..." [16MAR2012]

O'TOOLE, Peter pete39nyc64@aol.com "...I served with ASWOC NAS Adak, Alaska from 1983 to 1986. OS3. Looking for former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 24DEC2003 | 06SEP2003]

OTT, AE3 Jim jimott@peoplepc.com "...I served with VP-48 and VP-31 during the years of 1965 to 1966 before being transfered to the USS Yorktown. Left the Yorktown end of 1967 as an AE-3. Best Buddy was Roger Downey from Bloomington Indiana, but I still remember Bovy and the preacher from Coronado. Proud to be and ex-Pig Boat person and experiance it twas..." [E-Mail Updated 10JAN2009 | E-Mail Updated 23JAN99 | 20JAN98]

OTT, Richard Jr. richjr69@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-26 (1982-1985), VP-8 (1985-1990), VPU-1 (1990-1994), NAWC NAS Point Mugu, California (1994-1997), VP-26 (1997-2001) and then retired. I currently work at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) as a Quality Assurance Specialist..." [23DEC2017]

OTT, Tony totter@pacbell.net "...I served as an AO Aircrewman with VX-1 at NAS Key West, FL, then with VP-47, at NAS Moffett Field, California. While serving in VX-1, I was fortunate to visit 52 countries and five continents in two years, testing and evaluating, what was then the new P-3C. The Navy even sent me to a, "Training School," at Lockheed, in Burbank, CA, just ten miles from my home in Pasadena. My parents and friends, began calling me, "The Admiral," as I returned to the Lockheed Aircraft facilities many times, during the two years I was assigned to VX-1. My fellow crew members (Crew 5) flew daily into the infamous, "Bermuda Triangle," with no problem. I was just a "punk kid" of 19 years-old and yet visited the top and bottom of the Earth, as well as virtiously every part of the world in between. While flying, I tested the binariy code of ASW warfare, and each of the sonobouy devices, one of which blew up in my face. It was quite an incident. The internal compression tube blew me off my feet, but with no injury. However, it threw a piece of shrapnel through the overhead bulking. The crew and Lockheed supervisors soon discovered the ejection round for the internal Sonobouy chute was too powerful (like placing a .45 bullet in a .38 pistol). Yes I loved every day I was there. I was then reassigned to VP-47 at NAS Moffett Field, California. I spent my last years in the Navy teaching the AO Shop about the P-3C. Our crew received the first, "E" (excellence) rating for an ASW P-3C aircraft. I took a flight home every weekend, to visit my girlfriend (my first wife) and parents. With just 11 months remaining, VP-47 was assigned to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I spent the next and my last year in the Navy, flying ASW tracts in the Tonkin Gulf. The squadron was then reassigned to the NAS in the Alutiaten Islands. Talk about a culture shock, and a physical shock. The squadron went from 100 degree and 100 degree huminity to 47 below zero in one week. I remember playing football in 21 below zero weather, thinking this was wonderful. Although these memories are nearly 40 years-old, I still recall each hour in the air, every crew member by name, every flight to another country, every bar, barracks and "belly load." For me, from 18 to 21 years-old, it was the time of my life. For America, it was a time of change. I am proud to say I was a part of the American Military and moreover, an Aviation Ordanance Aircrewman on the Lockeed P-3C. It was a time to remember..." [29JUN2004]

OTTENWESS, Ron "Otto" rono@emerald-edi.com "...Shipmates! I was in VQ-2 from May, '67 until February, '70. Member of Special Projects crew. Also did my time in the Willy's and A-3's. Plus a little time in the Silver Moon, of course...Ron Ottenwess - Emerald Database Innovations, Inc...Developers of Procedium Electronic Commerce Adaptware...Phone +1 (616) 342-8065...Fax +1 (616) 342-5121..." [17NOV98]

OTTINGER, Roy ottingry@aol.com "...Any you old nuts still living that served with VP-1 or VP-47 in 1962?..." [22MAR2002]

OTTO, Robert A. "Dutch" rotto4027@aol.com "...I served with VPB-116 from 1943 TO 1947. We were stationed in Eniwetok and Tinian and all over. I sure would like to hear from some of my old friends. Just a thought. I was the tail gunner on 734 the day October 12th 1944. We were hit by eight jap zeros and shoot six of them down. Nimitz said it was one of the greatest feits in naval history. I was on Bill Olivers Crew #13. I then had a tour with VR-1. I left the Navy and went into the Air Force until 1985..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01FEB2005 | E-Mail Updated 12NOV2004 | 03FEB99]


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