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Memorial Picture "...PADON, CDR William T...My husband, William T. Padon, passed away June 5th, 2009. He proudly served with VPB-214 at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone in 1945 as a LT(jg)..." Contributed by Chris Padon texanna.padon@gmail.com [06JUL2016]

Memorial Picture "...PAFFORD, AT3 Jimmie Shipmate Pix...AT3 - VP-19 - Korean War - Jimmie Pafford passed away yesterday after a yell fought battle with cancer..." Contributed by Jim Cameron jim@cameronconstructors.com [21APR2010]

Memorial Picture "...PAGE, LT Loren Vern...Shipmate Pix...My father, LT Loren Vern Page, was lost in a mishap June 13th, 1961. Dad was flying (Instructor) a Grumman S-2 Tracker lost complete power in one engine and partial power in the other. He died 6 hours later at Iberia Parish Hospital, in New Iberia, Louisiana. Dad intentionally attempted ditching the aircraft in Spanish Lake, near the Naval Auxiliary Air Station New Iberia, after losing power. Students LT(jg) G. Donald L. Miller and a second unnamed student were both hospitalized with treatable injuries. Dad was posthumously promoted to full Lieutenant status by the Secretary of the Navy, John B. Connally, for courage and valor. Dad served with VP-22 (1958-1959) at NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I would love to hear from any of my Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by D. Anne Page Williams annewilliams5@gmail.com [23AUG2016]

Memorial Picture "...PALMER, LCDR Edward J...This is announce the passing of Edward J. Palmer, age 77, who passed away on March 5, 2008. He served part of his career in VP-26 and retired as a LCDR after 28 years of service. Our condolences go out to the family. BALOG, AE2 Gene bilgepump26@cfl.rr.com..." [18MAR2008]

Memorial Picture "...PALMER, Lester...(lpwoodman@aol.com) passed away on 25 August 2000. Any shipmates who wish to send their regards to his family, or just to say something nice about him, could send me Email to jack@brennen.net. I'll pass on any messages to his family. By the way, I'm his grandson. Jack Brennen..." [08SEP2000]

Memorial Picture "...PALSHA, ARM2 Joe...I am currently continuing to work on my Dad's (Joe Palsha) book. I don't know if you knew this or not, my Dad died at his VPB-116 Reunion last year in Reno, Nevada. He had a Great last day on Lake Tahoe and was discovered the following day in his motel room, already having checked out for Fiddler's Green. He was found by 2 of his very close crew mates and a friend, Dave Bronson, Stan Chester and Kaine Shew. To this day, there couldn't have been a more fitting ending to my Dad's life..." Contributed by Richard Palsha rpalsha@swisher.com [E-Mail Updated 13NOV2016 | 21JAN1998]

Memorial Picture "...PANIK, Jonas Martin...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: Jonas Martin Panik, Home of Record: Mingoville, Pa., Commissioned: United States Naval Academy, May 23, 1997, Rank: Lieutenant, Date of Rank: June 1, 2001, Designator: Intelligence Officer, and Age: 26. Duty Stations: Patrol Squadron 46 - 03/98 - 08/00 and Office of Naval Intelligence, Suitland, Md. - 08/00. Awards and Decorations: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [18SEP2001]

Memorial Picture "...PARKER, Chester A...My father was Chester A. Parker "CAP". Dad was a LCDR serving with VU-4 (1955-1957) at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. I was two years old but I remember our wood frame home (married officers quarters) and the pony crossing before he was reassigned to ATU-206 in 1958. I have several pictures of him at the controls of an AD26 towing a target drone and some with one propeller shut down. I would love to get a picture from a squadron during the time period he served at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia..." Contributed by Douglas Parker dbparker54@yahoo.com [29JUL2017]

Memorial Picture "...PARKER, AD1 Patrick...My Father, AD1 Patrick Parker, served with VP-661 around 1951. Dad was called back to active duty during Korea and flew PBM..." Contributed by Terry Parker terrybsa@hotmail.com [01OCT2011]

Memorial Picture "...PARRIS, Brite...My Father, Brite Parris, served aboard the Lake USS Lake Champlain (CVS-39) in 1962 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and served for a period of six full years. Dad passed away July 1st, 2010. His family and friends miss him so much. It will always be a huge void in my life. I'm proud of my Father. If anyone remembers him please email me..." Contributed by Kimberly Parris smokey134@cox.net [30OCT2010]

Memorial Picture "...PARISE, Carl...My grandfather Carl Parise from Reno, Nevada served in the VP-108 during WW2. He was awarded the DFC, the PH and several air medals. They didn't really seem to matter much to him, but they sure do to me. Lost him to heart disease January 17th, 2005. Thanks to him and all of you for your selfless giving...Doc Smith docsmith@charter.net [27JAN2005]

Memorial Picture "...PARRISH, AMM3C William Roy...My father, AMM3C William Roy Parrish, passed away August 15th, 1971 and is buried in Mathis, TX. Dad served with VPB-106 in Samar, P.I. and his CO was LCDR L.R. Whitacker, VPB-21, VP-111, VP-HL-11 and flew missions to Shanghai and Tsingtao in 1946. Dad also spent time at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, NAS Pensacola, Florida and NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida before leaving the Navy..." Contributed by Dennis Parrish parrish01@comcast.net [10MAR2016]

Memorial Picture "...PATTERSON, AD1 Sam...VP-93 - Once again it is my sorrowful duty to inform the VP Community of the passing of AD1 Sam Patterson, 26SEP03. Petty Officer Patterson suffered a heart attack and sucommed and will leave a large hole in our hearts and rememberence in the Squadron Shipmates. Petty Officer Patterson will be missed in future Reunions, but will not be forgotton. Good Bye Sam. Rest your oars...AWCM Thomas Kaiser III, USNR, Retired tka107@aol.com..." [25NOV2003]

Memorial Picture "...PATTIN, AWC Virgil E...(VP-1, VP-2, VP-22, VP-31, VP-42, VP-48, FAETUPAC, First Radio Research Co., ASWOC and ASCAC) - I am sorry to report that Virgil Pattin, AWC, 1957-1960, passed away this past Monday at his home in El Cajon, CA. A Memorial Service is planned for Monday, November 19 in Santee, CA. If you would like to contact Ruthie her address is: 319 Richardson Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020, (619) 328-6838..." Contributed by GOODMAN, AWCS Edward E. (Ed) Retired edinsea@hotmail.com [18NOV2012]

Memorial Picture "...PATTON, LCDR E. Douglas Retired...Shipmate PixCirca 1945...My father, E. Douglas Patton, passed June 23, 1993 at 78 years of age. Dad served at NAS Atlanta, Georgia (01/1942-03/1942) and NAS Jacksonville, Florida (03/1942-11/1942) for Pilot Training, VPB-204 (12/1942-05/1945) and VPB-22 (06/1945-02/1946) flying as a PPC aboard the PBY and PBM..." Contributed by Susan Hamersky hamersky@earthlink.net [BIO Updated 24MAR2016 | Rang Updated 11JUN2015 | Updated PIX/BIO 03JUN2015 | 19MAR2015]

Memorial Picture "...PAZZELLI, ATCS Joseph J. "Crazy Joe"...I must sadly report that ATCS Joseph J. Pazzelli (Crazy Joe) passed away suddenly on 17 July 2015. Joe served with NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1970-1973), VP-45 (1973-1976), VX-1 (1976-1979), Naval Military Personnel Command (NMPC) S/D Det (1979-1982), VX-1 (1982-1985), VP-26 (1985-1989 and CIVLANT FLT-MIDWEST..." Contributed by GLENN, AT Allen E. aglenn@eaglesystemsinc.net [21JUL2015]


PABST, AW2 Mark mpabst@reliance-medical.com "...I served with VP-47 (1981 to 1984) atNAS Moffett Field, California. Liberty Crew 5, we were the best. Send me a note, love to here from you guys..." [26FEB2009]

PACALO, CAPTAIN Nicholas Retired Safetynick@aol.com "...I served as a pilot in VP-24 (redesignated VA(HM)-13 at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia and NAS Norfolk, Virginia (1956-1960) flying as PPC of Crew-6 NAS Norfolk. I flew the P2V-6M/5F/7 and P2V-2/3 while in Advanced Flight Training at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas (1956). I was also the writer of Grampaw Pettibone (1971-1977) while attached to the CNO..." [BIO Updated 15MAY2013 | 18NOV99]

PACHUTA, Mark pachuta@erols.com "...Started flying P-3Bs as an NFO with VP-46 at NAS Moffett Field, California 1974 - 1977; served as an instructor and gedunk trip leader with VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1977 - 1980; went to the Reserves with VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1980 - 1993 where we flew P-3As, P-3Bs and P-3B TACNAV Mods. Flew P-3C Update II, III and NUDs as a contractor with NAWC (NADC) Warminster until 1995. Had a great time with the best airplane and the greatest crews in the world. As a old retired VPer, I would love to hear from you guys and gals. Remember, the sea stories always get better and it was the VP Navy that won the cold war!..." [16FEB98]

PACIELLA, Frank "Pacman" pacmanusn@msn.com "...I served with VP-49 from 1989 to 1992 in airframes. After VP-49 I went to VFA-106 from 1992 to 1995 and onto VP-45 from 1995 to 1998 where I got out of the navy. I would love to hear from fellow Shipmates..." [24JUN2002]

PACK, Jesse jep@Eng.Sun.COM "...I was in VP-48 from July 1967 to October 1970, AT3 Radioman for Crew 8, 9, and 3. I got out in 1970 and went back to Tennessee. We flew C-118's as a reserve at NAS Atlanta. I went back on active duty as a TAR in 1973 at Moffet to assist in the Reserve P3 transition, then CNAVRES/VP-94, and VAK 308 (A3 Navigator) until 1980. Got out and was affiliated with VP-91 as a SAR until retirement in 1991. I went to work for a little start up called Apple and have been in the Silicon Valley ever since. Apple, Seagate and now at Sun Microsystems..."

PACK, William L. (Bill) c/o His Daughter Linda Pack Scarpino lscarpino@afscs.com "...My father, William L. Pack (Bill), was a member of the first Black Cat Squadron VP-12 during World War II. He's mentioned in the book Black Cat Raiders of WWII. I would love to hear from someone who knew him then. Thanks..." [24FEB2001]

PADGETT, ARM2 Carl L. Carjyky2nv@aol.com "...I was in the Navy from April 23rd, 1942 to the spring of 1947. I was a ARM2/C and in Squadrons TTSA, NAS Banana River, Florida, VPB-204, and VPB-22..." [03JUN2002]

PADILLA, CMDCM Leo Retired vp47cmc@aol.com "...Yo Shipmates, finally removed my khakis after 33 years of service 1 June 03. My last tour was with NSAWC in NAS Fallon, Nevada, sadly not with a P-3 command. Twenty-seven years with P2Vs and P-3A/B/Cs, I was like a fish out of water in Fallon. Luckily, Shipmates at K-Bay persuaded me to do a retirement ceremony there with my community. Mahalo to CMDCM Mo Radke and YNCM Larry Box. The finishing touch to the day was some painted label San Miguel and Red Horse, compliments from AECS Ron Wood, mahalo Mate. I'm now a college student working towards a degree in Golf Course and Sports Turf Management and a househusband. Life is GREAT, and transition has been smooth. My only hang-up is missing the great times and sea stories with the gang. I'd love to hear from friends during tours in VP-4, VP-6, VP-22, VP-31, VP-46, VP-47, VP-48, CPW-2, CPWP, CPRFP, VQ-3, and PMTC, NAS Point Mugu, California. Final destination is Mesquite, NV, but temporarily in San Diego for school..." [BIO Updated 24OCT2003 | BIO Updated 18APR2000 | 22OCT98]

PADILLA, AMHC Luis G. rico__padilla@hotmail.com "...I've served as a 8251 since 1989. I started my flying career at VP-31, graduated FE school and then move on to the VP-22 Blue Geese. After the Blue Geese closed their nest I moved on to The Pro's Nest VP-30 as an IFE, and then settled my feathers here at the Pelicans Nest VP-45. I still enjoy pushing those power levers and look forward to many more years to come. All fellow Blue Geese, Pro's Nest and Pelicans aircrew I send my salute. Long live the local 8251 association, we are few and proud and true professionals..." [14MAY99]

PADOUR, AKC(AW) Penny Retired pipadour@comcast.net "...I served with VP-60's Augmented Unit VP-0122 (AK2) from July 1984 to February 1985. Without a hard billet, I was attached to COMNAVAIRLANT 0172 until September 1990. I needed to smell the JP and feel the hydraulic oil (you know what that's like). VP-60 became my home again until its disestablishment. Several Lions and Snakes became airlifting Liberty Bells of VP-66 which I am a part of. Please feel free write..." [E-Mail Updated 13JUL2008 | BIO Updated 26FEB2000 | 26APR99]

PAESE, AMS3 Emanuel M. mkpaese46@gmail.com "...I served with VC-5 / VU-5 (1965-1967) in Airframes and Powerplants. I was discharged in 1968..." [21JUL2011]

PAETOW, Heidi yodeling_heidi@hotmail.com "...Hey guys I just put on 2nd class. Not bad for three years in, huh. I am currently stationed with VQ-2 in NS Rota, Spain. I am currently working in Souda Bay Crete. What a PARTY!!!..." [05JUL98]

PAGANI, AO3 George B. geo.edd@att.net "...I served with VP-1 (03/1959-03/1961) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and flew with Crew-7, Crew-2 and Crew-6 with deploymehts to NAS Iwakuni, Japan 09/1959-01/1960) and NAS Kodiak, Alaska (11/1960-03/1961). I would like to hear from former Shipmates!..." [18MAR2013]

PAGE, LCDR E. T. III etpage@cotullaairport.com "...I served in VP-22 from 74-77 (Crew 4 initially, then Crew 12). The people and experiences during these years were the best ever, and enriched my life beyond description. The places we went and the things we did are almost surreal as I look back on them, but we know they really happened and we were a part of history in the making. On the lighter side, I still enjoy remembering back to those "man-eating crabs" on Diego Garcia, as Time magazine described them, and so many other things that the media was so clueless about that we did and experienced on a regular basis. My fondest memories include being a part of Crew 12; what a great crew. What I learned during this tour has served me well throughout my life. After leaving VP-22, I instructed in T-28's in VT-31 (77-78) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas which was FUN as well as rewarding. Later, I was able to fly in the Reserves (VP-67, NAS Memphis, Tennessee) a few years, but unfortunately I got too busy to stay in. I'm still spending my time managing an airport business in South Texas these days. It would be nice to touch base with former squadron mates if you are so inclined. A heartfelt thank you to all of you, and I hope you are doing well..." [12SEP2013]

PAGE, George "Peach" bucky122@hotmail.com "...Served with VP-16 CAC-22 in 1970 and 1971. Looking for any former Shipmates..." [15FEB2005]

PAGE, Harvey O. bethpelzer@aol.com "...I was in VP-53 when it first formed in NAS Norfolk, Virginia and was with the squadron until it returned from the Pacific and was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Looking for any squadron mate. I would like to contact R.E. Harrison (Reginald Edward)..." [17NOV2004]

PAGE, Ross E. Jr. rossepage@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1966 to 1967 and the USS Constellation (CV-64) from 1968 to 1969..." [19JAN2010]

PAGETT, Douglas H. pagettdh@kingcon.com "...I served with VP-32 on Saipan, Ebeye (with the Bikini Able and Baker tests) AOM3C. Retired from the telephone industry now living in Vermont. Only found one person who had served in PBM5 since l948. Looking for any Reunion info. Enjoyed Pensacola Reunion two or three years ago. Oddity - found a neighbor last week who has done diving from Truk where we were stationed many timnes in 1945 and 1946. Small world..." [BIO Updated 22AUG2001 | 20FEB99]

PAIGE, LCDR Harvey C. [Deceased] C/O His Daughter Christine Paige lcpaige@earthlink.net "...My father, LCDR Harvey C. Paige, was pilot of the PB4Y "Rovin Redhead" with photo squadron VD-1. Unfortunately he passed away in 1983 (a pilot to the end) and I have little information on his Naval career and service in the Pacific. If anyone out there has information on his squadron and the Rovin redhead crew, I would appreciate anything you can share. Thank you!..." [11AUG2001]

PAIGE, Kim "Patti" kimrpaige@yahoo.com "...I served (FE) with VP-23, VP-30, VPU-1, VX-1 and VP-26. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [20MAR2012]

PAIGE, William "Bill" bllpaige@verizon.net "...I served with the Crazy Cat's/1st Radio Research Company (07/1969-06/1970)..." [13FEB2014]

PAINTER, E. C. Elmerpainterjr@aol.com "...I was in VP-44 when the P5Ms were first delivered to the fleet and was one of the first to inspect the seaplanes. I have been in contact with AD3 Sam Travis who is now a retired Math professor living in Boone, NC and I worked at General Electric for a while with AO3 Dudley Shepherd in Rome, Georgia where he is retired from GE. I am a retired Treasury Enforcement Agent. I enjoyed the Shipmates and the work during my tour in CC VP-44..." [01JAN2000]

PAINTER, AE2 Ron ronp@grandsavingsbank.com "...I was in VP-2 from 1959 to 1962. I was AE2 when I got discharged. I flew with Crew 11. Ace Bidler was the pilot. Would like to hear from anyone from the squadron..." [27MAY2005]

PAIR, AECS Bobby Retired bobpair@famerstel.com "...I served with VP-21 (10/1963-11/1966) as a AE2 aboard Crew-1 and Crew-7..." [05DEC2015]

PALENSKY, AW Dan danpalensky@adelphia.net "...I served with VP-45 from 1976 to 1980 as an AW. Anyone remember HUK-12? Looking for all the old buddies. We deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland once and NAS Sigonella, Sicily twice as well as UNITAS XVII. Anyone living in the DC area that might want to fly to NAS Jacksonville, Florida for the Reunion, let me know..." [30JUN2004]

PALENSKY, Glenn E. gp51001@msn.com "...I served with VP-17 from March 1962 until I got out of the Navy in March 1964. Was supposed to go up to NAS Kodiak, Alaska on 135559 (...7 Die In Kodiak Plane Crash...) in January 1963, but lucky for me there wasn't room. Would sure like to hear from anyone from the squadron..." [E-Mail Updated 05MAR2009 | 14APR2000]

PALARDY, AE4 Howard F. (Howie) hpalardy@worldnet.att.net "...Served NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1965 to 1977 Flight Test. Served VP-16 1967 to 1970..." [07MAR98]

PALIGO, ADJ2 David moto97212@gmail.com "...I served with VP-48 (1967-1970) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Adak, Alaska, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 30DEC2014 | 13JAN99]

PALKOVICK, CDR Frederick A. II http://navyrotc.mit.edu/www/staff/xo.stm "...Executive Officer - MIT Harvard - Commander Palkovic, a native of Rhode Island, graduated from Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering in May 1977. At Cornell, he was commissioned an Ensign, United States Navy through the Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps program. He attended Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training at NAS Pensacola, Florida and Mather Air Force Base, California before earning his wings of gold in March 1979. He then attended initial training in the P-3C Orion aircraft at VP-30, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Commander Palkovic reported in July 1979 to VP-26, NAS Brunswick, Maine where he served as Educational Services Officer, Readiness Training Officer and NFO Naval Aviation Training and Operations Standardization (NATOPS) Officer. During this tour, he qualified as Instructor NFO, NATOPS evaluator, Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander in the P-3C aircraft. He deployed to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean in 1980; NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal in 1981; and NAS Keflavik, Iceland and Western Pacific in 1982. He then reported to VP-30, NAS Jacksonville, Florida where he served as NFO Training Officer. In this capacity, he supervised initial and refresher training of NFOs destined for duty with Atlantic Fleet P-3C squadrons. From 1985 to 1987, CDR Palkovic served as Assistant Air Operations Officer, Commander, Carrier Group FIVE, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. There, he qualified as Flag Tactical Action Officer and Flag Command Duty Officer. He also participated in Operation Earnest Will, the protection of tankers during the Iran-Iraq war in 1987 as a member of Joint Task Force Middle East. He then attended the College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, Newport, RI, earning a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Planning. During this tour, he also attended Salve Regina University, earning a Master of Arts in International Relations. In 1989, he reported to VP-56, NAS Jacksonville, Florida for his department head tour, requalifying as Instructor NFO, Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander. He served as Training Officer during the squadron's transition to the P-3C Update III aircraft, then as Administrative Officer and Operations Officer during a six month deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Following this deployment, he assisted with disestablishment of the squadron in 1991. Commander Palkovic reported to CPW Atlantic Fleet as Tactical Development and Evaluation officer. In this assignment, he oversaw Tactical Development programs for the East Coast P-3 squadrons and coordinated completion of numerous research projects supporting Anti-submarine and Anti-surface warfare. He also assumed the additional duties of Training Officer. From 1993 to 1996, Commander Palkovic served as Chief Staff Officer and Administrative Officer for the staff of CPW-1 and Commander Task Force SEVENTY-TWO, Kamiseya, Japan. Commander Palkovic served at United States Strategic Command in Omaha, Nebraska from 1996 to 1999 as Chief, War Plans Analysis Branch. He responsible for completion of analyses and studies relating to the effectiveness of United States nuclear war plans and the consequences of use of Weapons of Mass Destruction. He also served as Acting Chief, Force Assessments Division during the absence of the incumbent. Commander Palkovic reported onboard the Naval Reserve Officers Corps Unit, Boston Consortium in August 1999. Commander Palkovic's awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and the Joint Service Achievement Medal..." [17JUN2003]

PALMER, Don mauser9@aol.com "...I served with VP-2 (68-69). Fond memories of NS Sangley Point, Philippines, CRB, and Tainan. After serving 24 yrs in the Navy, the VP was the best. Other sqds were VA-122, VAH-10, VP-69, VF-301, VA-303 and VAK-208. Staff duty in NAR NAS Alameda, California, CVWR-30, NAR San Diego, and COMHELWINGRES NORIS. Anyone know what happened to VP-2 Shipmates Lt Swanner or AN Jim Nolan?..." [27NOV98]

PALMER, CDR Edward E. III Shipmate Pix http://www.vp16.navy.mil/cop.htm "...Commander Edward (Tad) Palmer is a native of Florence, Alabama. After graduating from the University of Alabama (BSEE), he attended Aviation Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in 1987. From 1989 to 1992 he deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Keflavik, Iceland as a member of the VP-16 "War Eagles." He served the squadron as the Beartrap and Tactics Officer. In 1992 CDR Palmer reported to the VP-30 Pro's Nest for duty as a FRS Instructor. In that capacity he served as the Maintenance Administration Officer, NFO Schedules Officer and the CNAL P-3 NATOPS Evaluator. His next assignment was to the staff of Commander Destroyer Squadron FOURTEEN at Naval Station Mayport, Florida where he served as the Air Operations Officer and later the DESRON Operations Officer. While deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf, CDS-14 participated in Operation Noble Anvil and Southern Watch. Additionally, CDS-14 conducted exercises in both the Black Sea and Baltic as well as throughout the Mediterranean. In 1997 CDR Palmer was assigned to the Navy Staff's Strategy and Concepts Branch (N513) in the Pentagon. In 1998 he joined VPU-2 in MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. While aboard VPU-2, he served as Safety/NATOPS Officer and Maintenance Officer, flying missions in Operations ALLIED FORCE and DESERT FOX. In 2000 CDR Palmer returned to VP-30 as the Fleet Replacement Squadron Training Officer where he began mainstreaming the Aircraft Improvement Program into the FRS training. While assigned to VP-30 he was awarded the Political Military Masters Scholarship and was accepted to Harvard University for the 2002-2003 academic year. CDR Palmer received a Masters Degree in Public Administration (National Security Affairs) in June 2003. Following graduation, CDR Palmer was temporarily assigned CTF 57 forward operations in NSA Bahrain where he coordinated and prioritized US and Allied Patrol and Reconnaissance operations for both OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. In March 2004 CDR Palmer reported to the "War Eagles" of VP-16 as the Executive Officer. CDR Palmer's personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4 awards) and various other service, campaign and unit awards. ..." [08AUG2005]

PALMER, Harry harryf4@verizon.net "...I served with FASRON-8 from April 1952 until my discharge in July 1953. I would be interested in hearing from any of my former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 16FEB2008 | 05SEP2003]

PALMER, Irven irvpal@ptialaska.net "...Joined VP-50 in NAS Alameda, California in 1953. Deployed to Ford Is., Hawaii and then to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Was AE-2, and worked in the electric shop. Glad to hear from any VP-50'ers..." [17APR99]

PALMER, AW1(NAC) James R. Jr. Retired Prodtech@pacbell.net "...I served with VP-17 from 1976-1980. Then to NAS Moffett Field, California from Jan 1981-1984. Then to VP-48 from 1984-1988, then on to NATTC Millington, TN until 1991 where i was ships company onboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). I retired from active service OCT 1993. Would like to here from those I served with..." [24DEC98]

PALMER, ABH3 John jpal5008@optusnet.com.au "...I served with VP-22 (1973-1976) with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. I was a day time duty driver and later worked in the Line Shack..." [28SEP2011]

PALMER, Joseph brme1920@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-7 (02/1962-12/1962) in Power Plants and VW-11 (12/1962-11/1964) at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I retired in 2002 after 38 years with the Teamsters Union..." [29JUN2015]

PALMER, AMM1C Lester c/o His Grandson Jack Brennen jack@brennen.net "...I was in Hawaii in early 42. I was in VP-12 and VP-54, for a short time. I was transferred to VP-102. We flew 24s which was changed to PB4Ys . I help test the first Bow turret in this new plane. After working out the kinks we went to Guadacanal for a year. Hoping to meet some old friends...Lester Palmer (lpwoodman@aol.com ) passed away on 25 August 2000. Any shipmates who wish to send their regards to his family, or just to say something nice about him, could send me Email to jack@brennen.net. I'll pass on any messages to his family. By the way, I'm his grandson. Jack Brennen..." [BIO Updated 08SEP2000 | 03DEC99]

PALMER, PH Leroy dejadanel@comcast.net "...I served with VP-2 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from June 1967 to 1968 with a deployment to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I was a photographer. Saying hello to any Shipmates..." [24APR2008]

PALMER, Mike mpalmer@venus.ece.ndsu.nodak.edu "...I was in VP-17 from 60 to 62. Made two NAS Kodiak, Alaska deployments with Crew 5 Some of the crew members were Lcdr Thummel AT2 Dolye Hudson, AE3 Rackley, AO3 Wilson, ADR3 Bumbgartener AMS3 Richie Swindt I came to VP-17 as an AN and left as a ATR2. I retired in 1978 as an AVCM. Brings back a lot of memories. Poopie suits & Old Women Mt..." [E-Mail Updated 26SEP2001 | 15MAR99]

PALMER, Richard W. rwpalmer@mchsi.com "...Was radioman on PBM-5S aircraft with VP-47 at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1948 to 1949. August 1949 selected for aircrew PBM-5A amphibian aircraft with VR-23 NAS North Island, San Diego, California. From there to Clark Air Force Base, Phillipine Islands where VR-23 was absorbed by VR-21. At outbreak of Korean War, June 1950, was aircrew (radioman) of one PBM-5A assigned direct command of Commander Fleet Air Japan where we flew critical logistic air support as needed and whenever needed..." [02JUL2003]

PALMER, Sonny Birgit@netquarters.net "...Would like to hear from anybody that was in VP-11 from 71-77. I was in the Circus Room with Bimbo & Zippy and was Ring One leader. Other squadrons were VQ-2, VS-29 Dragonfires, VS-41 Shamrocks, VT-1, AEW-2, and ATU-203..." [07FEB99]

PALMER, AE2 Stephen L. "Steve" slpalmer333@juno.com "...I served with VP-30 (08/1968-10/1968) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-5 (10/1968-06/69), VP-42 (06/1969-10/1969), VP-1 (10/1969-06/1971) and VP-69 (1971-1974) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I will be retiring from my job as an Engineering Designer after almost 40 years on November 27, 2013..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08NOV2013 | 1998]

PALMER, AX3 Wayne waynefulltimerv@aol.com "...I served with VP-11 (1977-1980) and flew with CAC-11..." [10JUL2012]

PALMUCCI, AX2 Carl Retired sputteringneeds@yahoo.com "...I served with VX-1 (1978-1982), VP-49 (1982-1983), ASWOC at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1983-1984), VP-91 (1986-1997) and retired 1997..." [07AUG2012]

PALUMBO, Mike Mike@thepalumbocompany.com "...AO3 in VP-50 from 1984-1987. I was on CAC 5, and CAC 8. I had some of the best times in my life!!! I look forward to hearing from some old friends that I lost contact with..." [E-Mail Updated 03NOV2001 | 12AUG98]

PALSHA, ARM2 Joe c/o his son Mark Palsha rpalsha@swisher.com "...I was an ARM2c in Navy Patrol Bombing Squadron 116 (VPB-116) We flew PB4Y-1s. I'm presently doing research on VPB-116. I'm looking for photos of 116 crews and planes for inclusion in a 116 book that I hope to have published...Deceased May 1999..." [E-Mail Updated 13NOV2016 | 21JAN1998]

PALUBICKI, Tony TONYPALUBICKI@worldnet.att.net "...I was with VP-49 from May 1975 through November 1978. As best as I can tell I am the only AB to sign in on this page. VP-49 was one of the best commands I served with during my naval career. I retired as an ABHCS (AW) in '91 following the gulf war. Prior to VP-49 I served as a crash crewman at NAS Pensacola, Florida. Following my tour with VP-49 I went to RTC Great Lakes, then I served aboard USS Eisenhower CVN-69, did a tour at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, and retired after a tour aboard USS Nassau LHA-4. This is a great site, glad to see someone has provided a way for old buddies to find each other and stay in touch..." [05MAR2000]

PAMIES, ADJ3 Wallace pamiesrivera@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 (1975-1978). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16JAN2015]

PANANEN, Lauren W. lpan@aol.com "...Hello everyone from VP-17 from May 1968 thru March 1971. Served a little while in P2H's then transitioned to P-3A's at NAS Moffett Field, California in the Fall of 1968. Moved home port to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Served in Crew 1 (see Crew 1 picture on VP-17 page, I'm the skinny one, 1st row far right) with Robert May, Ken Hurst and Fred Steuber as GATOR. Became PPC of Crew 4 where the O's on last cruise were F. R. Schenck, D. M. Schwartz, D. L. Dillard and R. S. Peck. Deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Utapao, perhaps not in that order. Retired from VP-69 Reserve Patron (really) from NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in 1987 and am now waiting for my check. Has anyone seen it? I visited Ken Hurst in Indiana some years ago with his wife Laurie who is city council person in Nolbesville. Working at PacifiCorp (Pacific Power/Utah Power) as meter engineer in Portland but living in Vancouver USA. Kids all grown up and I just became a Granddad: Zachary Scott Frederick. Zachary visited in January 1999 and brought his parents: Julie (my daughter) and Scott. Drop me a line at my email address or at my work email. There is telephone communications too at work 503-813-6600 near the Lloyd Center. Bye for now..." [05FEB99]

PANCHYSHYN, Steve "Panch" mlndshear@aol.com "...I served in VP-22 from Jul89 to Jun92 as TACNAV (last SuperBees), NAVCOM (boo), and TACCO. As Wil Moore's crew, I was the last active duty TACNAV to fly on a Soviet Sub. I was M/C on Crew 3 "Da Bone Crew" and did a Misawa Deployment with an awesome crew. I served in NRLFSD from Nov 93 to Sept 95 as NAV/Tube Manager, M/C on multi-worldwide, various missions. 183 days on the road on this "shore tour" is not uncommon. Great people/missions. Ed. note...How does Jeff Kerling do it?..." [E-Mail Updated 29MAR2000 | 08APR98]

PANEK, AW2 Ed EdPanek@prodigy.net "...I served with VP-40 from 6/71 to 1/74. I was an SS3 operator on Crews 1, 5, and 14. Hope to hear from some old squadron mates..." [03APR2001]

PANETTI, Walter walter@transtate.net "...Anyone still around from VPB-131 stationed on Attu 1944 to 1945..." [11OCT2000]

PANKRATZ, AL2 Alan G. machogator@aol.com "...I was a crewmember, AL2 and 2nd radio on EA-9 with VP-49 from May 1950 until my discharge in July 1952. Our squadron was initially based at NAS Norfolk, Virginia in the seaplane area. We flew PBM-5S aircraft. When the Korean war broke out we reactivated the base at NOB Bermuda. We were an ASW squadron and had frequent deployments to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I sure would like to hear from any old Shipmates from my era..." [BIO Updated 25JAN2008 | 16SEP2003]

PANTANO, Eugene R. Retired truks@cs.quik.com "...I went to NATTC NAS Norman, Oklahoma (June 1956) for AT training. While there, one of my first tasks was to start and park a F4U Corsair! That was the biggest thrill for a 17 year old. Nothing in my life has ever impressed me more than that day. I served aboard the USS Midway, USS Kearsarge, USS Phillippine Sea, and the USS Boxer. I also served with FASRON-112 and VA(HM)-10 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (we had the P2V Neptunes). I changed rates to Lithographer in 1960. While on Midway - the Commanding Officer was CAPT Blackburn. He had a Fighter Squadron in WW2 - like Pappy Boyington. If memory serves me right - it was called "Blackburn's Bastards." While on Treasure Island in 1957 for Firefighting School I saw Admiral Nimitz there. Very impressive Sailor! I crossed to Army and retired in 1990 as Sergeant Major (Go figure!). Smooth seas and red skies Shipmates..." [10MAR2004]

PANTILIONE, Joe DelOrtoJoe@aol.com "...I served with VX-1 from 1977 to 1980. I would like to hear from anyone that remembers me or my blue harley..." [02MAY2002]

PAONE, AX2 Dan (Dano) danothemano1@comcast.net "...I served in VP-16 from September 1964 through June 1967. I was a crew member on Crew 5 (P-3A BUNO: 151389), stationed at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. When I reported to the squadron, we were flying P2V-7s and in the process of transitioning to P-3As. I was an AX2, and my primary crew position was Radio Operator. Crew 5 served in many Atlantic Fleet operations, including detachments to NAS Bermuda, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, Norway, the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NS Rota, Spain. Crew 5 also served in WestPac (Vietnam) from November 1966 through June 1967. The Crew 5 patch at the time was Snoopy with his doghouse and the inscription read "Non Persperatus" (No Sweat). I have many items of memorabilia that I can relate to former Shipmates, along with a listing of all crews and photos of aircraft, as listed in the squadron cruise book published in 1967. Unfortunately none of this material is in digital format..." [15MAR2005]

PAPA, AE Ralph artistpapa@bellsouth.net "...I had served an Aviation Electronics Technician with VP-8 from 1958 through September 1961. Great experieces and great friends. One that I won't forget was being a member of the flight crew that located the space capsule that housed the monkey 'Sam'. I was manning an A-Type Oscilloscope in the bow to home in on the Mercury capsule which was launched from Wallops Island in Virginia. Would like to know the wherabouts of other crewmebers of LC-11, LC-12 and LC-4 (LT Bob Hogg, 1st Mech Louis Sherry, Ordinanceman Cecil Bostick and 2nd Technician Frank Abend). Our Navigator, Retired Captain Leon Gilchrist, lives in Talahassee and joined us at our last VP-8 Reunion in Jacksonville, Florida in 2002..." [03SEP2004]

PAPE, Pat pasq@triad.rr.com "...I served with VP-11 from 1963 to 1967. I was 2nd Mechanic on CAC-6 when we ditched LE-6 into the Atlantic in December of 1965. Great times and adventures in NAS Brunswick, Maine (Barracks 216), NS Rota, Spain, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (when Castro shut off the water), and of course NAS Sigonella, Sicily (Mama Suzy's with the well-hung Pegasus). Would love to hear from Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 04FEB2009 | E-Mail Updated 24JAN2004 | E-Mail Updated 11FEB2002 | E-Mail Updated 20FEB2001 | E-Mail Updated 13DEC98]

PAPPAS, AT Dan dan_pappas@hotmail.com "...AIMD NAS Agana, Guam from `81 to `84, in the avionics comm shop. VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam, from `84 to `87 in the IMA Vans VQ-2 NS Rota, Spain, from `87 to `90 in the Special Projects Shop..." [06MAR2000]

PAQUIN, AT2 Gary garypaquin@msn.com "...I served with VW-1 (1960-1961) and flew aboard BUNO: 145933..." [27APR2013]

PARAMORE, AWCS Thomas G. Retired tgparamore40@msn.com"...I served with VP-5 from 1967 to 1971, CPW-11 from 1971 to 1975, VP-56 from 1975 to 1978, CPW-11 from 1978 to 1980, LANTFAST NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1981 to 1983, FASODETJAX from 1984 until retiring in 1988. Retired as AWCS. I worked for General Physics six months before beginning work with Alabama Aviation and Technical College in Ozark, Al. I am an Avionics instructor..." [28DEC2003]

PARASKEVAS, ENSIGN Angelos Lucas rdsavell@cableone.net "...I served with VPB-19 MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in 1945 as an Ensign and Seaplane pilot. I flew the PBY, PBM, PB2Y, PB4Y, PV-1, PV-1, C-46, F4F and F6F..." [14JUL2008]

PARHAM, Collis collisp1@cox.net "...I served with VP-90. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAY2009 | 01FEB2005]

PARILLA, Mel melpari@yahoo.com "...I would like to hear from someone with VP-40 from 1975-79 who worked at AE shop..." [15NOV98]

PARIS, Emory D. paris1229@bellsouth.net "...I served with VPB-119 (Crew 14) from the time it was organized at NAAS Camp Kearny, California until August 1945. At that time our tour was completed and we returned to the states. In 1995 our crew had a Reunion in Dallas, Texas and there were eight members attending. One had died at that time (Robert Smith). I am happy to say that I still talk to our PPC Bill Schedler, who lives in Alameda, California. At this time there are five members of the crew still living. Flying with Bill Schedler was a great experience and as an 19 year old we learned alot about life in a hurry. Thanks for the opportunity to keep the history of Naval Aviation alive..." [29JUL2008]

PARIS, ADJ2 Roger rp39891@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-30 from 1968 to 1970 and the USS Independence (CV-62) from 1970 to 1971..." [05MAR2011]

PARK, AT3 Henry h_park@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-26 from 1949 to 1952. NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to Lyautey, back to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, to NAS Brunswick, Maine. Am very interested in contacting squadron mates that were in NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco from 1949 to 1950. I was AT3, crewed on HB-8, as radar operator flying "up north flights". Would particularly like to hear from someone that knows about the incident of HB-9 - that ditched off the coast of Italy in early 1950. I think it was in March. I've had only sketchy, differing bits of information as to what happened. Would like to hear from a surviving crewmember, or someone that knew some of the crew..." [E-Mail Updated 16OCT2009 | 14OCT99]

PARKE, AW2 Steve tqsteve59@netzero.com "...I served with VP-46 from 1969 to 1972 and VP-31 until I got out in 1975. I deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Iwakuni, Japan (2) with detachments to NAS Agana, Guam, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Best group of people I've ever associated with. Did ruin my racing carreer though, oh well..." [17FEB2009]

PARKER, Daniel Alton altonparkerw@bellsouth.net "...I served with FASRON-110 (1958)..." [25JUL2012]

PARKER, Daniel danvelma@juno.com "...I was attatched to VP-872 in 1956/57. My active duty time was as Stationkeeper at NAS Oakland, California from late 1957 through 1961. I was also on the NAS Oakland, California Drill Team in my last year. Those are good memories. I'd like to make contact with others from those years. I can be contacted B email. Please make the subject "NAS Oakland" so my SPAM filter will not getcha!..." [E-Mail Updated 01OCT2007 | 03JUL2006]

PARKER/JACKSON, MS2 Jerri Kay jerri.jackson@navy.mil "...I served with VP-47 from 1989 to 1994, was an MS2, so was always TAD. Met up with the squadron in the summer/early fall of 1989, in NAS Adak, Alaska. Wanting to get in touch with any Shipmates from the squadron from then. Medically retired in 1995, now a disabled vet working at the home of Top Gun, NAS Fallon, Nevada, as civil service..." [15MAR2006]

PARKER, Harry T. rant@alltel.net "...I served with VT-5 from 1966 to 1968 at Saufley Field in Pensacola, Florida. I have found one ole buddy but am looking for two more. 'Prez' and I are looking for (R.J.) Ralph Joseph Williams, last know address was Miami, Fl. and Dave Townsend, last know address Maryville Tn. The four of us were inseperable but have long since lost each other through time and in all the worlds madness..." [22MAR2003]

PARKER, AT2 Harold E. parker.harold@gmail.com "...I served with VAW-88 when it was at NAS North Island, San Diego, California flying the E1-B and the transition to E2-C at NAS Miramar, California. Because I was TAD to AIMD at both duty stations, I didn't get to spend much time at the hangers. My service was from 1971 to 1978. Hope to hear from old Shipmates from the line shack during the early 70's..." [E-Mail Updated 12JUN2007 | 09MAY2004]

PARKER, ADR2 Herman Jackson hermanjparker@peoplepc.com "...I served in VP-16 from September 1961 until September 1963 with deployments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NS Rota, Spain. I served as Parts Petty Officer for the squadron shop..." [02MAY2010]

PARKER, Howard H. hojo0247@netzero.net "...I served as a station keeping at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan from June 1950 until September 1951 at which time I volunteered for duty with VP-731 which had been activated for duty during the Korean War. I later was assigned to the USS Pine Island (AV-12) and served in X Division as a PNA2. My closest friend was AM3 who served identical duty with me. I'm looking for anyone who served about that time i n VP-731, or the USS Pine Island (AV-12), NS Sangley Point, Philippines to give me a shout..." [E-Mail Updated 16JAN2007 | 04FEB2006]

PARKER, James jdparker@brightok.net "...Assigned to VP-5 from Dec 68 to Sept 72. I was detached to AMD as a AT3 during this time. Enjoyed deployments to NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain, and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I have very fond memories of the squadron and NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I was also stationed at NAS Corpus Christi from Oct 72 to Apr 74. Currently a Military technician with the Oklahoma Army Guard. Looking forward to making contact with fellow Shipmates..." [06MAR98]

PARKER, LCDR Joe W. Jr Retired helenjoepar@webtv.net "...Served with VP-61, VP-62, VD-5, VPP-1, VJ-61, and VAP-61..." [10MAR2000]

PARKER, Kenneth F. kfsbpark@gmail.com "...I served with VP-56 (02/1969-07/1972) and VP-24 (09/1975-10/1978). I crewed as a P-3C IFT with over 2500 hours flight time..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAR2014 | 02JAN97]

PARKER, CMC Larry (Gene) Retired cbparcmc@aol.com "...I served with VP-23 when we recieved the P-3C update 2'S and changed the tail insignia. "I preferred the original" I worked the line with ABHC Trussel, ABH1 Bob Pennington, ABH3 Mike Ayers, and all the names which I can't come up with right now. I was an ASM3 throughout the NAS Keflavik, Iceland deployment. I made ASM2 and transfered during homeport. I went on det NAS Bermuda before leaving. I was prior Navy with the SEABEES. When I made ASM2 it opened a path back so I converted to CM2, I retired in 1995 as CMC. I really enjoyed my time in the VP community. I had mixed emossions about leaving. I left and lost contact with some really good friends. Chief Roekers, and especially Bob and Judy Pennington. If anyone knows how to get in touch with these wonderful people I would love to contact them. I would also like to obtain one of the old squadron patches and one of the new ones..." [02JUN2007]

PARKER, Nathan nathanaparker@charter.net "...I was a SS-3 with VP-4 from 1987 to 1991. Started with NAS Adak, Alaska and finished with Masirah/DG. Drop me a line if we shared a hanger. I'll buy the first beer at the Coastie Club..." [E-Mail Updated 02FEB2005 | E-Mail Updated 30AUG2004 | 07MAY2004]

PARKER, ACCM Norman Retired nbp@aol.com "...Served in VW-3 from Jan 1959 until decommissioning; AEWBarRonPac from Aug 1960-May 1962. VW-11 Aug 1962-Aug 1964..." [12OCT98]

PARKER, AW Paul "Void" Retired paulvparker@spherion.com "...I an AW with VP-9, 79 - 81; VX-1, 81 - 85; ASWOC/TSC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, 85 - 88; SPAWARSYSCOM, Washington, 88 - 91; ASWOC/TSC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, 91 - 93; MOCC NAS Jacksonville, Florida, 93 - 95; CPW-11, 95 - 98. Retired in Jacksonville. Recently relocated to Ft Lauderdale. Would like to hear from former VP Shipmates. We did it right, the Cold War ended..." [19APR2001]

PARKER, Ronald rrjparker@aol.com "...I served two years as a Parachute Rigger in FASRON-119 from April 1952 until APril 1954 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines. It was a growing up period for me. I was only 17 when I arrived fresh out of Lakehurst. I later served in FASRON-119 and VP-6 at Oak Harbor, Washington. As I retire I have to give thanks to all the training and guidance given me by the older people I served with. This made the tour fruitful and leaves me with many good memories. One thing that has always bothered me is why I was sent on a 30 day TDA to the USS ORCA CVA 249, a tender. They also sent a second class storekeeper. M. Able. They had no parachute loft, they didn't seem to have an assignment for me and the ship went to odd place. It went up the Saigon river (remember the French were still fighting there in 1953) and picked up Vietnamese sailors, then the ship went to Bangkok. Afte thirty days it returned to the Phillipines. As I guess it happens in the military some things don't have an explanation. Such as why would we go to Saigon and why did they send us. Anyone got a clue?..." [02JAN2001]

PARKER, AT2 Stacey L. slparker4@comcast.net "...I served with VP-60 (W/C 210) at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1984 to 1988. Here's my "Glenview Salute" to you!..." [E-Mail Updated 31MAY2009 | 06OCT2001]

PARKHURST, AZ3 Eddie parkhursted@att.net "...I served with VP-56 from 1965 to 1968..." [01FEB2010]

PARKS, AWC Bill bill_parks@att.net "...I served with VP-56 (1979-1982) SS1/2, ASWOC NAS Agana, Guam (1982-1984), FASO NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1984-1986) JEZ Instructor, ASWMOD USS Kitty Hawk (1986-1987) and now doing IT work now for a large telecom provider. I would very much enjoy hearing from any old Shipmates..." [05AUG2011]

PARKS, AZ3 Clinton navyvet1994@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-8 from 1975 to 1978. Thank you ADM Oliver, MCPO Leady and CPO Curtis for putting up with me those years. My wife (Regina) and I thank you. We live in New Rochelle, NY..." [E_Mail/BIO Updated 24JUL2009 | 13JUN2002]

PARKS, YNSN Robert sailor.ags30@windstream.net "...I served with FAETUPAC (1955) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I worked in legal for LCDR TAGG..." [21JUN2012]

PARKS, Robert T. Jr. rtparks@tycoelectronics.com "...I was in Crew 10, PPC Lcdr.Goldy and our Crew Patch was named Goldy's Sty in the Sky. A long story at that. Please E-mail me if anyone know the where - abouts of any of Crew 10. Joe Graybill, Bruce Howey, Glenn DeSt. Jean, Gary Pope, Hank Clark, Paul Sinkovitz, and Dennis Choi. Those were the days. Circa 1967-Oct 69..." [01MAY2000]

PARKS, ATC Shaun D. sparks_in_jax@bellsouth.net "...Served with VP-49 from 1987-1992 as an IFT. This site sure brings back memories reading the "Woodpecker" guestbook..." [02JAN2003]

PARKS, Thomas W. tomparks200@earthlink.net "...I was a FPC on SP2E and SP2H aircraft in VP-777 at NAS Los Alamitos, California from 1962 until 1969 when it became VP-65L-1. I crossed over to the Air Force and became a flight engineer on C-124 and C-141-A's until I retired as SMSGT. My rate in USNR was AOC. I would like to hear from anyone from that time period..." [E-Mail Updated 16JAN2003 | 08MAR2000]

PARR, Grant gparr@nebonet.com "...I served with VP-46 from 1989 to 1992. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [20OCT2006]

PARRISH, AME3 John johnswoodshed@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-4 (1969-1970)..." [25MAR2012]

PARRISH, AX3 Nolan L. psa2@uswest.net "...I was assigned to VS-41, 1964 to 1967, when we still had S-2's. Anyone that was ship's company during that time would like to hear from them. I was an AX-3 and worked on the line and at the AMD..." [25SEP2001]

PARRISH, Robert 'Tex vs-41@cox.net "...I was in VS-41 from 1973 to 1977. I would like to hear from any one who was there at the time I was..." [06APR2002]

SHIPMATE REQUEST LISTING REMOVAL [Removed 08FEB2010 | E-Mail Updated 22SEP2009 | 19MAR98]

PARUNGAO, PN2 Dennis parungam@eur.disa.mil "...I was onboard VXE-6 from 93MAY-96MAY. And I do miss all of you. It's great being here in Germany, but I also enjoyed my tour with ANTARCTICDEVRON 6. I was the all-around PN when I was onboard the command. And I do miss being around the Navy folks. If you would like to visit Germany, do not hesitate to contact me at my email address. Also, check out our WebSite: http://www.eur.disa.mil and HQ http://www.disa.mil..." [10JUL98]

PARISE, Ed eparise@cfw.com "...Started Pre-flight 10/59 and got out 8/69. Did the VP-30 RAG thing, then VP-16 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VC-8 RRPR, later a tour at NMC, NAS Point Mugu, California. Where else could you have done the things we did, in all those places, with all those great Shipmates..." [25APR99]

PARMEGGIANI, Tony tx4xno1@aol.com "...I was in VP-50 from 87-91, VP-22 from 81-85, and a recruiter from 91-94. I was an FE in VP-50 on crew 1 most of the time I was there..." [E-Mail Updated 12JUL2001 | E-Mail Updated 31OCT99 | 25JAN98]

PARKHURST, Rick rcp@interserv.com"...drove P2V-7's with the VP-21 Blackjacks in Brunswick, Maine for 2 1/2 years prior to our decomissioning in 1969. After that I did a hitch with VX-1 in Key West, Fla. until April 1972..."

PARRIS, Frank franknnell@aol.com "...I was stationed at Opama, Japan FASRON-11 from 1952 to 1953. I would like to hear from anyone that was there during this time..." [19MAR2000]

PARRISH, LCDR James A. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=2917 "...LCDR James A. Parrish, USNR - NFL Number: 2917 - Date of Birth: 4/29/1918 - Date In: 3/1/1942 - Date Out: 5/27/1955 - City, State: Merrick, NY - School Attended: Univ. of Missouri - Aircraft Flown: PBY-5/5A, PBM-1/3C, PB4Y-1/2 - Ship or Unit: Anti Sub Patrol - VP-112 - VP-202 - Pilot Desg.: Naval Aviator - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: North Africa - Associations/Service Organizations: FAW-12 - FAW-7 - Highest personal decoration or award: Air Medal Gold Star - Significant Achievements: Assisted in two sub kills. Logged 845 hours in PBMs, logged 2,062 hours in PB4Ys. Served with VP-112 in N. Africa & England. VP-202 NAS Key West, Florida. In Memoriam? No..." [25NOV2005]

PARSLEY, Philip slpprp@msn.com "...I was in VP-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1964-67. I remember the 1965 deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. Also, the 1966 NS Sangley Point, Philippines deployment. I still have the cruise book. They are all great memories with a bunch of great Shipmates. I would love to hear from any of the old gang..." [04JAN2001]

PARSONS, AE Alan pparsons5438@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-23 at NAS Kingsville, Texas from 1974 to 1978 and the USS America (CVA/CV-66) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [30MAY2011]

PARSONS, AMS1(AC) Clayton L. clp_65ou8@yahoo.com "...I was 19 years of age on Dec 2, 1965 and checked into VP-42 on or about 30 Jan 1966. I was an AMS3 straight out of "A" school with NO experience and was assigned to the airframes shop. It had been my burning desire to be on a flight crew since my very early months in the Navy and I had recieved the necessary security clearance and had completed SERE training while in VP-31. And then after completing all the quals to be told that AM's weren't permitted to fly in VP-42 was a disappointment to say the least. But I didn't take no as and answer and kept making unofficial inquiries. Then after about 6 months LCDR Sarkisian, the MO and PPC of crew RB 8 put me on his crew as 2nd mech. I was flipped out. But then in Dec I unexpectedly got orders to a VA squadron in NAS Lemoore, California. I made a Med cruise on the USS Satratoga (CV-60) and spent 2 more years in VXE-6 Operation Deepfreeze, the highlight of my career. I was discharged on 12/20/74..." [07JUL2016]

PARSONS, AEM1 Durward A. (Preacher c/o His Son Mike Parsons pars48@earthlink.net "...Seeking any information or contacts associated with VS-52, 1943-1945. This patrol squadron was formed in late 1943 and saw action in the Pacific starting with invasions of Roi-Namur and Kwajalein atolls. My father, Durward A. (Preacher) Parsons (AEM1) served with this unit from its inception to the end of WWII. I have photographs, names and hometowns of unit members and other "scenery"..." [01AUG2000]

PARSONS, AO3 Ed egp3@msn.com "...I served with VS-26 from late 1951 to late 1954 as an AO3..." [16SEP2004]

PARSONS, AW3 Erick parsonse_2003@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-30 until December 2002 and currently serving with VP-92 NAS Brunswick, Maine as the NATOPS LPO..." [27AUG2003]

PARSONS, "Herb" harry.parsons@lmco.com "...After spending a few years in P2s at NAS So. Weymouth, transferred to NAS Moffett Field to "Stand Up" NARTU Alamed, Det NAS Moffett Field, to begin training Reservists to fly and maintain P3. In 1970, "Stood Up" VP91 as a recommissioned Patrol Squadron. Flew as Flight Engineer, worked in W/C 220, QA and Maint Control before joining as a Reservist. Eventually worked my way to AVCM and became CMC for over 6 years. Transferred to and retired from TSC 887, only Reserve "mobile" TSC (MOCC)..."

PARSONS, YN Polly (Schmidt) pparsons5438@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-23 at NAS Kingsville, Texas from 1975 to 1977. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [30MAY2011]

PARSONS, Ray Shipmate Pix Circa 02AUG47 parsonsjr@knology.net "...I'm searching for members of VPW-1, VPW-2, VPM-1 & VM-1 during the period of 1945 to 1948, when the squadrons were disestablished. A dozen members have been located thus far..." [E-Mail Updated 22SEP2007 | E-Mail Updated 27NOV2001 | 00XXX97]

PATIENCE, Lt. Col. Bill USAF Retired bill.paience@gmail.com "...I served with VAW-114 (1986-1987) in the AIMD department aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) (still have my Hawg). Out of my 12 1/2 years with the Navy - one of the finest mission oriented squadron's..." [10FEB2014]

PARTIN, Dan tss2@ix.netcom.com "...I was on the night check airframes crew, does anyone remember the "great snowball fight(s)" in the old barracks??? Mike, I had "Fare Winds and Following Seas". I enjoyed the bucks. Thanks old freind if you ever come across this page. Hey to all the rest of my Shipmates, can't say it was the best time in my life but I had some good times with some of the people. May you all have had "Fair Winds and Following Seas." (VP-47 76-78')..." [01MAY2000]

PASCAL, Vance A. VPASCAL227@aol.com "...I was attached to VJ-62 from 1952-1954. During this time I was assigned to Detachment "Baker", which in 1953 was deployed to Turkey..." [21MAR2002]

PASCO, AME3 Steven Pastec23@aol.com "...I am currently serving in VQ-3 at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma..." [02AUG2002]

PASKEWIC, Kurt kurtpask@yahoo.com "...NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1983 to 1991. NRL and the great VXN-8. Currently in WI. Come on Shipmates, lets here what you got. Zawacki, Bosco, Loflin...where you at?..." [02SEP2010]

PASQUINELLY, Chris chrispnelly@live.com "...I served (EWOP/BRIGAND/RADAR) with VQ-2 (1980-1983), VPU-2 (1984-1987), VAQ-33 (1989-1992) and VP-66 (1992-1995). I met the best people and had the best time in my life. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [23JUN2011]

PASSMORE, Rear Admiral Robert O. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/passmorero.html "...Rear Admiral Robert O. Passmore is a native of Ellensburg, Wash. He attended the University of Washington on an NROTC scholarship, and received both his commission in the Navy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography in June 1972. Earning his pilot wings in October 1973, Rear Adm. Passmore's first assignment was instructor duty at VT-2, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. In 1975, Rear Adm. Passmore was ordered to VP-50, NAS Moffett Field, California. In 1979, he became a Drilling Reservist serving with both VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California and VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. In 1980, he joined VP-68 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as one of the Full-Time Support Officers. In August 1983, Rear Adm. Passmore transferred to VP-67 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. During this tour he completed a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. Released from active duty in October 1985, Rear Adm. Passmore affiliated with VP-69. He assumed command of VP-69 in December 1989. In June 1991, he reported to VTU-8989 where he drilled until being selected as Commanding Officer of NR CVN-68, USS Nimitz 0289 in January 1994. In October 1995 Rear Adm. Passmore took on duties as Commanding Officer of Naval Reserve NAS Whidbey Island, Washington 4089. Two years later he was selected to be the Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) for the State of Washington. In October of 1998, he assumed the position of Deputy for Mission Effectiveness at Naval Reserve Readiness Command Region Twenty-two, Naval Station Everett, Wash. Rear Adm. Passmore's first flag assigned was Deputy Commander, Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces, Sixth Fleet, and Deputy Commander, Fleet Air Mediterranean in NAF Naples, Italy, from 1 October 2000 to 30 September 2003. In May 2002, he was assigned Additional Duty as Commander, Naval Reserve Readiness Command Northwest. Rear Adm. Passmore is currently assigned as Reserve Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, and Vice Commander, Navy Region Europe. His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3rd award), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2nd award). Rear Adm. Passmore is a captain on the 767 aircraft with United Airlines..." [12FEB2005]

PASTOR, Hector neteng@jtechsol.com "...Hello, to all the good people that served with me on VP-56 from 1986 until 1991. specially all the AWs. I want to say, it was a great pleasure meeting all of you and those were some of best time of life. I had a great time during deployment and the best time during UNITAS in South America. I bet some of you rememeber those time. By the way, it was a great time seeing some you during the reunion few years ago. Let have another one!!! I want to talk and recap some of those good all times. You guys take care, Hector, the puertorican..." [E-Mail Updated 17AUG2007 | 21JUL2001]

PASTORE, Ronald ronnie888@msn.com "...I was attached to VAW-12 out of NAS Norfolk, Virginia on detachment #9 aboard the USS Essex from 1963 to 1965. Looking for any Shipmates who also served at that time..." [24JUL2003]

PATE, AVCM George PateGH@navair.navy.mil "...Shipmates! I was stationed with VP-68 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 77-80 as a Flight Engineer. I then went on to VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1980 to 1985. I then returned to VP-68 at Andrews AFB working as the Maintenance Control and later QA chief and of course flight engineer until my selction for the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 31 Gold) in March of 1988. I then went on to do a tour in VR-60 in Memphis with a follow on tour in tailhooks in Dallas. I returned to VP-62 in August of 1994 as the Command Master Chief until December 1996 when I was selected as the Command Master Chief for Commander Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Sept of 97 brought me to my final tour in the Navy back at NAS Jacksonville, Florida at NAVAIRES as the CM/C. Glad to see lots of familiar names on this page. Would like to hear from my old Shipmates. Drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 13JUL99 | 04FEB98]

PATERNO, AT Thomas thomfran3@comcast.net "...Served in VP-5 from 1956 to 1959 on crew 3 as an AT "madman" and occasionally as radioman. Participated in 3 6 month deployments (NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco, NS Rota, Spain and NAS Keflavik, Iceland). When I joined in '56, we still had one or two P5M's using mad gear and it was always a thrill to be part of that crew. Crew 3 (BUNO 128369) was a great bunch of guys to serve with; Red Lindsey (AD) Joe Jiles AD, Smitty AT, Joe Tayler (AO) and several other. Any one needing to contact me can do so..." [19SEP2002]

PATNODE, ADRC Charles V. skippatnode@cox.net "...I served with VS-25 from 1961 to 1964. I caught the squadron and the USS Yorktown in Olongopo, PI in 1961 and departed for Instructor Duty in NAS Memphis, Tennessee in the fall of 1964. I was in the Power Plants shop. Worked Nite Check and also was the shop supervisor for a while. Also flew aircrew in both back seats. As the squadron went to WestPac, I went to NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I retired from NAS Norfolk, Virginia in 1979. Besides 3 tours of duty in NAS Memphis, Tennessee, I was also assigned to NATTC Johnsville, Pa. (Warminster), VC-6 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and AIMD Norfolk, Virginia..." [11DEC2002]

PATRICOLA, Salvatore spatricola@jam.rr.com "...I served with VP-18 from 1964 to 1966. I joined the squadron at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and moved with them to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I was 4 technician and radioman on Crew Nine. I was with the crew that went on the N.A.T.O. cruise to Londonderry Ireland. We also spent three out of every twelve weeks flying patrols out of NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Danny Redding was our Plane Captain. If I'm not mistaken we made Alpha Crew in 1965..." [01JAN2007]

PATRICK, David M. dpatrick@rheem.com "...VP-64 89-90 AO3..." [16OCT98]

PATRUNO, Vincent J. Vjpatruno@aol.com "...I served with great pride (VP-47) from 1967 through 1968 on Crew 12 followed by Crew 4. Look for members of my crew. See the book. lets stay in touch. Will attend the next Reunion..." [29DEC2001]

PATRYKUS, ET Dave drmm36@charter.net "...I served aboard NAS Bermuda from 1955 to 1956. I was with base personnel, an ET, and maintained radio gear in the tower amog other duties..." [16MAR2008]

PATTESON, Beau digity74@aol.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1993 to 1995. Hoping to find former Shipmates..." [24NOV2003]

PATTERSON, AMCS J. H. Retired prideint@aol.com "...I served with VP-93 from August 1986 to August 1989 - best tour of duty in my colorful Naval career. Gumbo greeting to all of you Executioners..." [08NOV2001]

PATTERSON, Larry L. revlee2@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-5 during the Cuban Blockade. Left VP-5 in February 1964..." [02JAN2003]

PATTERSON, Lee revlee@netnitco.net "...I served with VP-5 62-64 would like to here from some of my squadron from that era..." [12DEC98]

PATTERSON, Mike "Shark" heels83_96@yahoo.com "...VP-40 NFO 1986-90. Fond memories of three WestPac deployments. From VP-40 went to NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and managed PACFLT Counternarcotics operations. Late 1992 moved across the island to VPU-2 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Had a blast there. Left the Navy in 1994 to attend 'B' school back at the University of NC, Chapel Hill. From there returned to the West Cost to work for Intel Corporation on several internet marketing teams at the Folsom, CA campus. Took a quick break from Folsom and returned to Tokyo as an expatriate for Intel for 18 months beginning January 2000. (Managed several Japanese websites) Quite a difference living in Ginza ($6600/month) and working next to the Imperial Palace and living in the Kadena BOQ or Misawa Inn ($180/month). Both had their advantages. Back at Intel in Folsom now (November 2002) and would really enjoy hearing from old squadron mates..." [08NOV2002]

PATTERSON, AD1 Rayford "Pat" Retired jeejinyobo@hotmail.com "...I entered the Navy and was assigned to VA-203 from 1974 to 1976. I made E-3 in 1977 and transfer'd to VR-58 where I was the lowest ranked guy there. Plenty of aircraft washes for me! I served with a bunch of great guys there. I helped design the current "Sunseeker Patch" and painted a mural in the old hangar stairwell. Later (1979) I got transfer'd to VR-59 in Dallas which wasn't ready so I TAD'ed to VR-54 C-118's for 3 years. Finally the C-9's came (3 brand new birds) and went to VR-59. I did design its current Texas "Star" patch. Left there in 1984 or so and went to NAF Detroit, Michigan to start up VR-62. Got 50 Bucks for helpng design that patch. Left VR-62 to go to VR-60 in NAS Memphis, Tennessee. The left NAS Memphis, Tennessee and returned to NAF Detroit, Michigan AIMD and closed that base. I gues you could say I was a pofessional C-9 Squadron Starter with 3 under my belt. All the people I worked with in the Navy were a great buch of Guy's and Gal's. After I etired I went to work for Connie Kallita at AIA for many years. Currently I am in Riyadh Saudi Arabia working with Pratt and Whitney. Aviation has been my life. Please any of my old shipmates feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you...." [31MAY2004]

PATTERSON, CDR Robert "Bob" Retired Shipmate PixCirca 1991 bpatters1950@verizon.net "...Attended Avionics School (for future ATs and AEs - I became an AT) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1968), HT-8 at NAS Pensacola, Florida, VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and was accepted to the Naval Enlisted Scientific Education Program (NESEP). I attended the Naval Academy Prep school in Bainbridge, MD before attending NC State in Raleigh, NC (1971-1974), graduating with a BS in Computer Sciences, received my commission and completed NFO Flight School. I then served with VP-24 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with deployments toNAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey where I obtained a MS in Systems Technology (1979-1982), ASWOC at NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1984), Instructor Duty (Math Dept) at the US Naval Academy (1986) and VP-24 with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Bermuda. During the NAS Bermuda deployment my crew, with PPC Earl Byers, CDR (Ret) and Chris Ames ADM (Ret), was launched on a SAR effort in which they located a shipwrecked lady, Ms. BJ Watkins, several hundred miles north of the island. We were able to coordinate with a cargo ship, the Charolette Lyke, to have her spotted and rescued (SEE: VP-24 SAR Rescue of BJ Watkins 1988). Shortly after returning from NAS Bermuda in 1988 I received orders to the new US Transportation Command as Software Development Branch Chief until I retired in 1992. After leaving the Navy - I worked for Computer Sciences Corporation (20+ years) and now with Mantech, International Corp at Aberdeen Proving Grounds supporting the US Army's Software Engineering Center..." [05DEC2013]

PATTERSON, Robert W. willipat@ix.netcom.com "...I served with VPB-25 from the time we left MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii until it was disestablished at the end of the war in 1945. The summary is mostly as I remember it except as to the XO's name. I was in the XO's crew (LT Marzinzik) and was the last to leave NS Sangley Point, Philippines at the wars end. Regards..." [11MAY2004]

PATTERSON, AW1(AW) Tim Retired tmp0654@bellsouth.net "...I served with Search and Rescue at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1972-1976), HS-3 (1977-1978) aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59) in 1978, VP-56 (05/1979-09/1982) flying with CAC-7, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational (FASO) (11/1982-12/1985) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-24 (12/1985-10/1989) flying with CAC-8 and Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational (FASO) at Naval Station Mayport, FL (10/1989-12/1992). I then retired in December 1992 and residing in the Jacksonville area..." [02OCT2013]

PATTILLOS, LTjg William L. Shipmate Pix Circa 1945 billpattillos@comcast.net "...I served with VPB-15 and VPB-13 flying the PB2Y-5 Coronado flying boats in the Pacific during 1944-1945. I served as a Pilot Navigator in NAS North Island, San Diego, California, Saipan, and Hong Kong, returning to the States in December 1945 for reassignment to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. I would be very interested in obtaining information about the squadrons and any surviving members..." [E-Mail Updated 20JUN2005 | E-Mail Updated 30JUN2003 | E-Mail Updated 06DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 05DEC2001 | Pix Updated 13AUG2000 | 03APR2000]

PATTIN, AWC Virgil E. Retired k7vp@arrl.net "...I served my first tour on board the USS Wasp, then got lucky and was transfered to VP-48 in January 1957. I stayed till 1960 and became the first JEZ operator on the west coast. Helped decommission GMGRU 1 (Guided Missile Group ONE) at NAS Point Mugu, California. Went to FAETUPAC and had a blast in ASW. Went to VP-42 and helped transistion to the P2V-5's. Got some schooling at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee then off to VP-31. Got a short tour of sea duty while on shore duty with First Radio Research Co. (US Army) in 1967, great bunch of guys. Went to VP-2 where I was the last guy to make chief before the squadron decommissioned in 1969. Off to VP-1 just in time to deploy back to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Did a tour of ASCAC (Anti-Submarine Classification and Analysis Center) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, transisioned to the P-3's and did my final tour in VP-22. Was stationed at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Had a fun time in all the VP Squadrons. The best time in the navy was flying radio in the P5M 1 & 2's. Would love to hear from any of the old "Pig Boat" Sailors..." [E-Mail Updated 28JUN2002 | E-Mail Updated 31AUG2001 | E-Mail Updated 08JUL2000 | E-Mail Updated 31MAY2000 | 06JUN99][ICQ# 7699287]

PATTON, ARTHUR L. pattona@sicily.navy.mil "...I served in VP-49 from Dec 80 to July 84. I'd love to hear from any former Woodpeckers. I'm presently in VP-10 until Jun 99..." [27MAR99]

PATTON, James Abner Japmap@Herd.org "...Enlisted Navy 1953 443-71-79. Proud of belonging to VP-10. Would enjoy recieving E-mail from present VP-10 Squadron members, Also E-mail from any old timers..."

PATTON, CWO Keith E. Retired avcwo@cox.net "...I was an AT IFT and was later commissioned as a Mustang CWO. Here are my duty assignments: NAMTD-1011 from 1978-1979, VP-49 from 1979-1983, VP-5 1983-1985, NAMTD 1012 from 1985-1989, VP-48 from 1989-1991 (DECOMISSIONED), NTC GREAT LAKES from 1991-1994, VP-9 from 1994-1997, and OIC NATEC OKINAWA from1997-1998. Anyone wanting to contact me PLEASE DO SO. I would love to hear from old Shipmates and CAC members. I look forward to hearing from you!..." [E-Mail Updated 21JUN2003 | 06NOV2002]

PATTON, AE Jerry L. jlpatton@prodigy.net "...I EOD'd at VP-44 at NAS in March 1961 from AE "A" school at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Almost immediately I was sent to FAETULANT and was sent to VP-30 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida for training as an AC. Shortly after returning to NAS Norfolk, Virginia VP-44 was getting rid of the P5M's for the P2V-5's. I was the AE for LM-11 in the P2's and was on the NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment. Upon moving the squadron from NAS Norfolk, Virginia to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland I was the AE on LM-10 flying with LT Shoemeyer, LT Thune, LT Estes, Ltjg Schugg, F/E John Warren, 2nd Mech Miller, AT's John Atkins, Dan Pennington, T J Woodward, Klecz and radioman Steve Gardner, and A) Bob Mackey. I also served for a while on Capt Serrell's Crew 1 for a period of time. While on duty in NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada I received notice I was getting a month and 4 day early out for the convience of the gov't and left VP-44 in May 1964 as well as the USN. I enjoyed my time with VP-44 and would do it all over again. After leaving VP-44 I entered Western Carolina University and following my graduation joined the US Border Patrol and spent the next 30 years with the US Imm & Natz Svc as a Border Patrol agent and a criminal investigator. I hope to see a lot of old Shipmates at the VP-44 Reunion in Datona, FL in Aug 2001..." [19APR2001]

PATTULLO, Jim plj@pacifier.com "...VP-69, VP-91, VP-64, CRPWP, NARCEN NAS Moffett Field, California, CRPWP DET NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, CRPWP DET NAS Moffett Field, California, and THE WORLD..." [27MAR98]

PATZMANN, Bruce R. patzmann@msn.com "...I was in VP-16 from September 1962 to July 1967. I was a junior pilot at the time, just out of flight school. The new guys did not go thru the RAG pilot training. We only did the NAV training at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and we all hated it. Our flight training was done in the squadron. It was when the squadron got the first P-3A aicraft, weapon system, without APU's and the two speed gearbox on #4. We deployed to NAS Bermuda twice, Norway with NATO, and to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam during my tour of duty..." [02MAY2002]

PAUGH, Brian devlintaron1@aol.com "...I am looking for anyone who served with me at VAW-88 at NAS Miramar, California from 1991 to 1994. If you have any information with this please contact me. It was one of the best times of my life and would like to talk to some old Shipmates..." [14SEP2005]

PAULES, AE2 James jrpaules@msn.com "...I served with VQ-2 (1970-07/1972). I got married on my way from Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to NS Rota, Spain and brought my wife along to Spain. She was a freshman in college and picked up a few courses from the University of Maryland while we were there. I did one deployment on an aircraft carrier to support the "whales" and then decided I’d rather be an air crewman. I got qualified as the aviation electrician’s mate (i.e. cook) and an ECM Operator. VQ-2 was transitioning from the Super Connies to the P-3’s and since I wasn’t going to make the Navy my career, I got assigned to one of the Super Connie crews. I made several deployments to Athens and NAS Key West, Floridat and even got to go on a NATO exercise to Iceland and Norway … even got my "Blue Nose" card for going above the Arctic Circle. After I got out of the Navy I used my GI Benefits to get an Electrical Engineering degree from Penn State and then worked 33+ years at Three Mile Island..." [11MAR2014]

PAULIN, Bill c/o His Son Bill Paulin docks@silverlink.net "...I am the son of Bill Paulin, pilot with VP-14 and VB-102's "Lil Nell". Am looking for crew members from either squadron with anecdotes, photos, etc. I would especially be interested in information related to VP-14's service in the South Pacific Feb. through August 1942..." [26OCT2001]

PAULSEN, AE2 Greg gregory.paulsen@mwv.com "...I served with VP-8 (1983-1986) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NS Rota, Spain..." [08SEP2014]

PAULSON, Cash MPaulson@nettally.com "...I was a member of VP-72 Second Tour Fleet AirWing 14 Aug 1943 to Aug 1944. We were mostly in the Central Pacific, under Cmdr. Jack Lawrence and Lt. Ed Hollister. Next Came VPB-120 Fleet AirWing 6 March 1945 to Dec. 1945, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and the Aleutians. Under Cmdr. Reynolds. My son found this site so I can be reached through his email. Would like to hear from old airdales. Will send photos at a later time..." [E-Mail Updated 29JAN99 | 08MAR98]

PAULY, William wpauly211@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-23, NAS Brunswick, Maine, from 1955 to September 1958 and I just found this site. I have many wonderful memories of my Shipmates, the planes and the base. It was a great time to be serving with great people. I will revisit this site often to see if any of my Shipmates leave a message..." [18MAR2002]

PAVISICH, George judi.l.pavisich@gmail.com "...I served with FASRON-117 (1951-1953) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [15DEC2016]

PAVLIK, George gpavlik@swbell.net "...I served with VP-18 with a deployment to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR..." [06JAN2011]

PAYNE, AVCM Bill Retired wap166@artelco.com "...I served with VP-28 (1968 to 1969), VP-23 (1975 to 1979), VP-26 (1982 to 1985), VP-30 (1985 to 1989) and VP-1 (1989 to 1992). I would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 29DEC2008 | E-Mail Updated 03FEB2006 | E-Mail Updated 16MAY2005 | E-Mail Updated 29MAR2003 | E-Mail Updated 22JUN2001 | 22FEB98]

PAYNE, RM2 Bill williamfpayne@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (05/1969-05/1970). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [08JAN2012]

PAYNE, AE2 Bob bpayne@comcast.net "...I served with VT-26 (1970-1973) at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas. We initially flew the TAF-9J Cougar then transitioned to the T-2C Buckeye..." [12NOV2011]

PAYNE, YN Clinton cpayne41@msn.com "...I served with VP-45 from September 1959 until September 1961. I was a yeoman, working in the Personnel Office and later in the Operations Office. Its been a long while ago and I remember very few name, if someone remembers me I would be glad to hear from you. I will be retiring soon and just maybe I can make the next Reunion..." [26JAN2003]

PAYNE, Jim Jim Payne/ANTHONYROSS@ANTHONYROSS.COM "...I was Air Crew PH in VP-48 from 1984 to 1987 then went to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. CDR Bushnell asked me to design a patch without the bird. I took the P-3 out of the front of the NATOPS. When it was submitted as our "official" patch it was not approved because it had a picture of the aircraft on it and only one fold was allowed in each end of the top and bottom banners. We all wore them. It's a kick to see them on this website. Shipwrecks, get in touch and we'll talk about Lt. Johnsons broken nose..." [11AUG2000]

PAYNE, William T. wpayne36@gmail.com "...I served in VP-56 from 1955 to 1961 worked in the Mechanic Shop under Joe Capone. I made the 1956 cruise on the USS Currituck (AV-7). My picture is in the book. Would love to hear from anyone from the squadron. Shipmate AD2 Bill Payne..." [10MAR2010]

PAYTON, AMCS Don Retired DJRSP@aol.com "...serving with VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California at the tail end of the P-2 era and just starting the P-3 transition (73-74) and with VP-68 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (74-76). It is interesting to see how squadrons have carried on and how many now have disestablished and we only have our memories and memorablia remaining of times past. To those of VP-90, "Skinny" Brown was NOT exaggerating about about his and Mike's FE class shrinking from 16 to 3. I was one those who disappeared from FE Class 7601. There were many reserves in that class. Interesting though is that the 2 reservists ended up with a long flying career and the reamaining active duty sailor didn't. Ask Skinny about the FE trainee from VP-60 who slapped the full Commander's hands for being on the power levers in the simulator! Anybody from VP-68 remember the name of the SAR FE who used to commute from West Virginia every weekend to fly? He was another legend and we often wondered about his home life. Though I went back on active duty with E-2's, what I learned as an aircrewman helped me to be a much better Metalsmith and Maintenance Chief. Yes for those of you who where at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in the late 80's I was the Production Control Chief who gave you a hard time..." [06FEB98]

PAYTON, Robert J. robert_j_payton@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-48, NAS Moffett Field, California, from 1972 thru January 1976. I worked in the PR/AME shop under PR1 Larrington. Member of the "Flying Gound Ponders" 10 of us that bounced around on all detachments. Fellow menbers in the PRAME shop where Marvil Bennit, Brian Stralie, Moe Newmane, Steve Sears and Marty Martin. I am also trying to locate a fellow VP sailor whom I served with in VA-42 out of NAS Oceana, AO1 Dee W. Gregory, he picked up Chief sometime after 1983..." [28JAN2006]

PAYTON, Wilbur L. wlpayton@uswest.net "...Served in VP-42 58 to 60 in several different crews. Deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Renlisted and went to VR-21..." [22DEC98]

PAUL, Jimmie jadell@erols.com "...I have pictures of VXN-8 aircraft, ROADRUNNER,EL COYOTE, and ARTIC FOX. SERVED IN THE SQUADRON MARCH 75 - SEPTEMBER 78 AND 81 - 84 AS AN AE..." [12JAN98]

PAUL, Norm n-paul@mediaone.net "...I was with VS-30 from 1962 to 1965 at the NAS Boca Chica. Would like to here from any one else that was with VS-30 during that time period..." [21FEB2001]

PAUNA, Arnie arnie.pauna@corning.com "...I served with VP-17 from 1961 through 1964. Enjoyed every day of the tour. My last days with VP-17, I was Plane Captain on Crew 4. Good bunch of guys they were. If you get a moment, send me a note. Thanks..." [25SEP2001]

PAVLOW, Mark Pavlow@execpc.com "...I started out my duty in VF-121 at NAS Miramar. Then to VP-6 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [05DEC2000]

PAYTON, CWO Earl (Ret) epayton@orednet.org "...Asst. Maint Officer VP-1 1965-1968 VP-1 was closure for me, I flew in the "Turtle" at PAX River in 1947 and VP-1 was the last regular Navy squadron to fly the P2..."

PAZ, PH Humberto Jovita "Hugh" pazonehugezap@att.net "...I served as a PH aboard NAS Attu, Alaska (1962), NAS Los Alamitos, California, NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. (Photo-Science Lab), USS Currituck (AV-7) and NAF Washington, D.C. (1968)..." [13FEB2013]

PAZZELI, "CRAZY JOE" jjpazz@newflorence.com "...P-3C IFT all models. I served with NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 70-73, VP-45 73-76, VX-1 76-79 and 82-85, NMPC S/D Det 79-82, VP-26 85-89, CIVLANT FLT-MIDWEST- 89-PRESENT. Hello to all you VP'ers. I really don't miss the "adventure" just the people..." [26NOV99]


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