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Memorial Picture "...PEZZEI, CAPTAIN Engelbert G...PEZZEI, CAPT Engelbert G. USN (Ret) passed away in early June 2014. He was a LCDR and PPC of crew 5 while he served in VP-4 fron 1962 to 1964. He graduated from the School of Naval Warfare at the Naval War College in June of 1967. His later tours included duty as the Navigation Officer aboard USS Forrestal CVA-59 and as SECURITY/ADMIN OFFICER on the staff of GEN A.M. HAIG, JR., US ARMY SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER EUROPE. CAPT Pezzei retired 1 Sept 1975..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [30NOV2014]

Memorial Picture "...PIONTEK, LT(jg) Theodore J...My father-in-law, LT(jg) Theodore J. Piontek, passed away on June 21, 2005 at 83 years old. I was going through his personal collection and found that he served with VD-4 (06/1943-01/1944), VD-3 (01/1944-05/44), VD-4 (05/1944-06/1944) and then onto Navy Intermediate flight training at NAS Pensacola, Florida. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." Contributed by David Kester dkester@earthlink.net [03OCT2014]


PIATT, Bud dp418@iopener.net "...Served in VP-24 from Jan. '49 to May, '52. NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco, and Malta. Big Christmas in Malta '51. Anyone remember?..." [14AUG2001]

PIAZZA, AMH2 Frank De gr84349506@msn.com "...Some of the best times were spent in VP-69. The people and assighnment's were the most fun..." [21JAN2001]

PICANSO, Frank frankpicansojr@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-23 (09/1985-12/1989) in the Avionics Shop. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [28SEP2012]

PICARD, AE1(AW/NAC) Jay C. jay.picard@navy.mil "...I served with VP-30, VP-44 and VP-45. I served in the Navy from August 1976 to December 1993 and was awarded the National Defense Medal, Navy Expiditionary Medal and the Navy Good Conduct Award with 3 Bronze stars. I enjoyed being an AE and fixing the hard gripes on aircraft and training my junior troops. I also enjoyed the people with a few exceptions, no real regrets and still in civil service 34 years as an AE and loving it. To all AE's "keep 'em flying" may God bless all that serve and will serve. Just remember this: "Treat folks the way you want to be treated" and "Be fair in all your judgments" and " keep "Jesus Christ" first in your life and HE wil never forsake or leave you. You only have this life and have Fun!"..." [14MAY2010]

PICCOLOMINI, YNCS David Retired davidpiccolomini@gmail.com "...I served with VP-8 (AOAN-AO2) from May 1955 to July 1958 with deployments to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I flew as a crewman aboard HD-12 (127729) and LC-4 (128401). I eventually changed my rate from AO2 to YN2 and retired out of Newport, RI (Senior Chief Yeoman) after 24 years service..." [E-Mail Updated 09JAN2011 | E-Mail Updated 04SEP2010 | 28MAY2010]

PICHA, AE2 George F. Jr. Doug3634@aol.com "...AE2 USN 1967-1971. San Diego, California Boot, Jacksonville, Florida AE/A, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR from 1967 to 1969 in FLECOMPTRON 8 (VC-8). F9, F8, A4, S-2, P2, T28, H34. Air Crew on P2. VC-4 Det NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida from 1970 to 1971. Live near Corpus Christi, TX..." [15JAN2003]

PICHE, AK2 Henry jhpiche@aol.com "...I was with FASRON-106 between 1958 and 1960. I worked in the supply area across from the electronics shop and in the office that was located upstairs in the hanger. I was transferred to the main supply building and worked in that office posting receipts and expenditures of aviation material. I left Argentia in 61. During the Berlin Crisis I was recalled to active duty and served 10 months with VS-733 at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts..." [13AUG2001]

PICKERING, Richard Charles "Papa Rich" Retired Shipmate Pix paparich@comcast.net "...Joined the Navy - Flying Midshipmen Program (03/1946), Preflight at NAS Pensacola, Florida (08/194803/1949), Basic Flight Training at various NAS (03/194910/1949), Advanced Flight Training at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (11/1949-02/1950), Navigation Training at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (03/195004/1950), VP-6 (Maintenance Department) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (05/195001/1953), Advanced Training Command (Flight Instructor in PB4Y2 and P2V) at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas (03/195309/1955), Maintenance School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (10/195512/1955), VP-22 (Maintenance Officer) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (01/195609/1957), FAW-2 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (10/195702/1960), Naval Post Graduate School at Monterey, California (03/196003/1962), Bureau of Naval Personnel (PERS F) at Arlington, Virginia (04/196203/1964), Naval Air Technical Training Center at NAS Glynco, Georgia (04/196406/1964), USS Essex (CV-9) (CIC and Operations Officer) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (07/196407/1966), Office of Naval Operations (Aircraft Carrier Assignment - World Wide) at Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia (08/196607/1968), U.S. Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island (08/1968-07/1969), Staff, Commander-In-Chief ((CINCPAC), Camp H, M, Smith, Oahu, Hawaii, Briefing officer for Admiral John Sidney McCain Jr.) U.S. Pacific Command (08/196906/1972), NAS Moffett Field, California (Maintenance Officer and Executive Officer) (07/197207/1976) and retired (with 6000 pilot hours) on July 1, 1976..." [12AUG2013]

PICKLE, Capt. Ken KSPICK996@aol.com "...I was a SEVAL in VQ-1 from 6/69-6/72. It was a great time to be in the Q because so much was going on. Does anyone know how to reach Mike Young, A P-3 SEVAL during this time. Last I heard, he was a Baptist minister in Kentucky..."

PIERCE, AE2 AC Charles capierce01@home.com "...I served with VP-2 form 1964 to 1967 and flew with Crew 8 the entire time in the bow ..." [18DEC2000]

PIERCE, A. D. (970)874-1018 "...I served with VP-871 from 1950 to 1953 and VP-19 to 1954. I would love to talk (user my home phone number listed) former Shipmates. I am trying to locate (I will pay!) two VP-871 patches. Thanks!..." [30MAY2005]

PIERCE, Chuck c/o John Konvalinka jkonvalinka@email.msn.com "...I've found Chuck Pierce, who was the skipper of VP-26 in 1957 (as well as having been in VP-23). He's well, living near Gettysburg PA, and I'm sure would like to hear from any of his old buddies. Rather than post his snailmail, however, perhaps it would be better for people to email me and I'll put them in touch..." WebSite: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jkonvalinka/[24APR98]

PIERCE, Daniel danieledgarpierce@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (Aircraft Electrican), VP-5 (FE) and VA-34..." [25OCT2013]

PIERCE, George E. "...I was in VP-10 from march 1951 to February 19, 1952. I was a YN2 when I was dicharged. I went to the Reunion in June at Brunswick me from 6/24/00 -6/25/00. If you would like to get in touch just leave a message in the guestbook and I'll have my son check every now and then for me..." [23JUN2000]

PIERCE, AMS1 Greg Retired TrijetPFE1@aol.com "...AMS1(RET) Greg Pierce reporting on board. Would like to hear from any old Shipmates (VP-30/VP-66/VP-93/VP-69). I am currently plumbing on a B727 for American Trans Air..." [13APR99]

PIERCE, PNCM Joe D. (Ret) PNCMPIERCE@AOL.COM "...Served in VP-49 (Personnel Office) at NAS Bermuda from July 1960 to August 1963 when squadron flew P5M-2S seaplanes. Retired 31 May 1978 after 30 years active duty, then worked for the Navy another 18 years as civilian employee. Would appreciate hearing from Shipmates who served in VP-49, especially during 1960-1963..." [18DEC98]

PIERCE, AWC John R. "Randy" Retired piercer2381@gmail.com "...I served with VP-26 (1972-1976), FASOTRAGRULANT NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1976-1979), USS Nimitz (1979-1980) and VP-62 (1984-2003)..." [E-Mail Updated 30MAY2014 | E-Mail Updated 31DEC2008 | 15FEB2007]

PIERCE, John W. jpierce@crd.tdh.state.tx.us "...I was in VP-46 from 78 to 81 when the squadron was in NAS Moffett Field, California . Interested in contacting anyone that was in the squadron at that time..."

PIERCE, AWC Josh Retired pawpawpierce@charter.net "...I was a VP SAILOR for most of my 20 years. I served in VX-1, VP-18, VP-5, VP-30 and retired from VP-45. I started as an AT then AX,then AW and loved every minute of it. I retired as AWC in July 75 from VP-45 I would like to hear from Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 28DEC2004 | 12FEB2001]

PIERCE, AZ2 Robert bobbypierce@pacbell.net "...I joined VP-876 in Febuary 1964 at NAS Alameda, California. We were redesignated VP-46G-6 and moved to NAS Moffett Field, California in 1968..." [26AUG2009]

PIERCE, AMSC Ron Retired ron@ptm.com "...I served with VP-31 from 1969 to 1971, VP-22 from 1972 to 1978, NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (ASW) from 1978 to 1981, VF-151 from 1981 to 1984, VP-46 from 1987 to 1991, and VX-5 from 1991 to 1992 and retired in 1993. The VP-22 years are the most memorable. Hey, anyone want to go to Bandar Abbas, knock down a few SKOLs and teach some Iranians a little English (to promote quality cultural coexistence, of course). Today I write communications host server software and in-house client applications for the company I have been with since 1996. I also wear a DBA hat. I was in Butte, Montana for a couple years then moved to the Tampa, Florida area in late 1994. It's not Hawaii, but it ain't bad..." [BIO Updated 14MAY2004 | E-Mail Updated 05FEB99 | Updated 16JAN98] [ICQ# 5185444]

PIERCE, AW1 Todd G. video950@aol.com "...I served from 1982 to 1991 a wonderful tour of duty with the greatest squadron VP-65 The P.I., Misawa Japan, Kadena Okinawa, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Adak, Alaska, Agana Guam, and Midway. I spent most of those years as an SS1/SS2 with one both ears listening for Submarines and one eye behind a video camera. I have some great footage, from our emergency midair fuel dumping and landing from the breakage of the Asymmetry Cable to saint Elmos fire on the cockpit windows. Two of the greatest pilots in the world aways got us home....Lcdr. Steve Dozier and Lcdr Bob Bernier. I miss those days.....and the Squadron. Haussmann you were a good C.O. and Stocker....you had little patience for military incompetance... Take care friends and keep in touch!..." [14JAN98]

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PIEROVICH, Douglas dougnbonnie@q.com "...I served with VP-90 (1980-1982) as a IFT..." [18JUN2013]

PIERRE, Joe Retired joe@joepierre.com "...Returned to CLUSA after two years in Tsingtao MCAF, TAD to Marines with Hedron, Air FMF Wes Pac; and on NAS Orote and NAS Agana, Guam. Served on NAS North Island, San Diego, California with FASRON-11, until Korean War, when I shipped over and went out with sqdn to Yokosuka, where I was transferred to Oppama Seaplane Ramp, and to FASRON-120. Then transfered to NAS Atsugi, Japan, with FASRON-120 Aug Unit. Left Japan in December 1950 via Korean Airlift, with Pulmonary TBC, and was retired at Naval Hospital, St. Albans, Long Island, NY. Came back with a bunch of Marines from 1st Marines from "Froxen Chosin."..." [16OCT2004]

PIERRE, ADJ3 Norman St. normantuna@gmail.com "...I served with VP-10 (1964-1966) in Power Plants..." [31JAN2014]

PIERRO, ADR1 Vincent Edward Retired Indianchief95@aol.com "...I joined the Naval Air Reserves in 1947 - VPML-60. We drilled at Master Field Miami Florida Then to NAS Jacksonville, Florida VP-743 Augmentation Squadron of VP-741. VP-741 was activated (1960 - 61) for Cuban Missile Crisis. Deployed to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba assigned mission of rigging and photographing Russian Ships going into Havana Harbor. Now retired and enjoying my Navy pension. I would really appreciate grtting in touch with some of my buddies..." [27APR2001]

PIERSON, CAPTAIN Carl Retired crpierson@charter.net "...I served with VP-9 (NFO/TACCO) from 1975 to 1978, VP-30 (RAG Instructor) from 1978 to 1981, VP-1 (Training and Operations) from 1985 to 1987, Tactical Air Control SquadRON (TACRON) 21 (XO/CO) from 1990 to 1993, COMmander, Tactical Air Control GRoUp Two (COMTACGRU TWO) from 1995 to 1998 and the University of Missouri NROTC from June 1998 to July 2001. Lots of lifelong friends made in all the squadrons that I was lucky enough to serve in..." [03APR2010]

PIERSON, Harry ezharry@citcom.net "...I served with VP-17 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in 1967 we deployed to Japan, NS Subic Bay, Philippines and NS Sangley Point, Philippines until we transitioned to the P-3 sometime I think in 1968. I was only a E-3 during this time and I worked as a designated Aviation Store Keeper. Looking forward to hearing from anyone. I do stay in touch with Clark Harrison, have been in touch with Rick Stanton and have learned about the passing of Skip Vandell. I will be leaving N.C. for 2 or 3 months for a trip out west on the 27th of July. If anyone sees this please let me know maybe we can meet during my trip. Yours in true VP-17 spirit..." [29JUN2005]

PIERSON, AW2 Michael mtpierson@gmail.com "...I served with VP-46 (12/1976-06/1978) with a deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska (1977/1978) flying with Crew-12. Left the Navy (06/1978) for US Merchant Marine Academy and retired from the US Marine Corps as a Major. Have worked for Northrup Grumman and currently with Booz Allen Hamilton supporting DOD issues..." [11MAY2016]

PIETRASCHKE, AT3 Randall randyp17@fidnet.com "...I served with VP-56 (1982-1985) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with deployments to NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain and NAS Keflavik, Iceland..." [18NOV2013]

PIKE, David S. dspikevp49@yahoo.com "...Attached to VP-49 in NAS Bermuda from '52-'55. Flew PBM's & P5M's on EA 12, EA 9, & EA 7. Had great times at Elbow Beach. My son Paul owns the Helmet Diving boat at Flatts Village. Only friend I've heard from is Charrles W. Ray, living in Indiana. If any Reunions are planned, please let me know..." [E-Mail Updated 25MAR2005 | 19APR98]

PIKE, AX2 Eric eric.pike@gorhamschaffler.com"...I served VP-62 (Broad Arrows) from 1985 to 1987. I flew aircrew as Inflight Technician and left the Navy in 87 as AX2. I am currently a mechanical engineer working and living in the Memphis area. Would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [24SEP2004]

PIKE, AKAN Joe "Spike" crawlnkgsn@comcast.net "...I served with VXN-8 from September 1985 to June 17, 1989. I was an AKAN and worked mostly the graveyard shift. I remember many great people I met there and have forgotten a lot of others. I have been working for the same printing company for 20yrs now. If I had had that kinda of dedication to the Navy I would be retired now..." [02AUG2009]

PIKE, HMCS(AW) Michael Retired hmcspike@gmail.com "...I served with VP-91 (1993-1997) and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 16JAN2016 | 03JUN2002]

PILCHER, LCDR Howard G. Retired hgpilcher@pcola.gulf.net "...My first contact with the P2V was when I was assigned to the Advanced training Command as a NAVCAD at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas. I arrived just as they were phasing the PB4Y2 out of the Navigation phase of advanced training. I was one of the first NAVCADS chosen to solo the P2V as a student pilot. I am not sure how many were chosen but I think it was just a few since it was sort of an experiment. We were flying the P2V-2, P2V-3 and I think they had a P2V-4 (I am not real sure about that). My next encounter was with VP-9 at NAS Alameda, California from Nov 1955-Dec 1958. Nine had just returned from deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska (They lost a P2V5-F that was shot down by MIGS) and had just transitioned into the new P2V-7's. I made two deployments with VP-9, one to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and one to NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Then I was assigned to ATU-501 (1959-1962) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. I started flying the SNB (bug smasher) but soon the squadron changed from ATU-501 to VT-31 and the P2V's were reactivated along with the P5M Marlins. They had P2V-5F and P2V-6's. My next assignment was with VU-7 1962-1965 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California flying the JD-1 and was soon transitioned into the US2C (modified to drag a rag). Later the squadron split and the jet portion moved to NAS Miramar and the rest of us went to VU-3 where we kept flying the US2C and also the Drone equipped P2V5-F. Finally I was assaigned to VP-7 from 1967-1969 as Ops. Officer. We were supposed to transition to P-3's after our return from NAS Sigonella, Sicily but it turned out that the XO from VP-23 had done his homework and convinced the powers that be to transition them instead of VP-7. I do not remember if I ever flew the P2V-4 at Hutch or not but if I did, I think I have flown all models of the P2. I tried to verify this but I have misplaced my early years log book. I have been in contact with some of the names that I recognize in the web site and I am most anxious to hear from any of my Shipmates that can recall being the same places that I have..." [20SEP2000]

PILCHER, Howard "Howie" hgpilcher@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1986 to 1990 and would like to get in touch with some of my old Shipmates..." [23JAN2000]

PILCHER, AT2 W. C. "Bill" wpilcher@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-5 from 1961 to 1963. I flew as 1st Tech with Crew-8 from 1962 to 1963 and made deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR (during Cuban blockade) and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I didn't realize it at the time, but now I look back on those days as some of the most memorable and exciting times of my life. Just wish I had taken more pictures..." [27JAN2010]

PILKENTON, H. R. (Pinky) pilk07@webtv.net "...I was an AD1 on crew 3 in PB4Y2's and Crew 1 in P2V-6's. During part of my tour (53-56) VP-24 was designated VA(HM)-13. Enjoyed one deployment to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and two to Halfar Malta & Port Lyautey. During my next tour at NAS Pensacola I was promoted to ENS LDO and my remaining sea duty was in shipboard deploying squadrons, HS-9 abd Essex, VA-15 abd Intrepid & Forrestal. Retired after 29 years as LT at NAS Oceana VA. Would like to hear from former VP-24 Shipmates that knew me..." [20MAY98]

PIMENTAL, Art Jpimental@aol.com "...I was in VP-23 from 83-87. I was there with AO2 Neenan, Kirby, John Guidone, AW2 Schrub Bush, Jr Encinous, and the rest of the crazed boys. Who could forget the Toga party in NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 84-85. I retire in NAS Jacksonville, Florida December 18, 1998 at NAMTRA JAX. If you want to come let me know.. See ya...eyes right..." [13NOV98]

PINA, Louis loupina@gmail.com "...I served with VP-34 from 1954 to 1956 at NAS Trinidad, British West Indies and NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone..." [28DEC2009]

PINCKNEY, AMS/AMH3 Raymond A. RAYERAYE@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-45 from 1965 through 1969 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I would love to hear from any of the old crew. I flew on a P-3A LN-1 through 12 - Barracks N..." [11JAN2002]

PINCIARO, John PINCRO@AOL.com "...I SERVED WITH VP-11 FROM 1955 TO 1959 AND SERVED WITH CREW 7 AND CREW 8, 4, 2, AND 1. LAST PLANE NAVY 140430 CREW 2..." [03JAN99]

PINCIARO, John Pinc2222@aol.com "...I served with VP-11 from 1955 through 1960 on a Crew 11, 12, and 6. It was the time of my life. I got the chance to see the world - it was just the best..." [24FEB2001]

PINDAR, James G. JamesFromBelmar@webtv.net "...Hello to McCabes Marauders: I have fond memories of FAW-1 DET NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from 1972-1973. John, Jim N., Steve M., Jack B., San Miguel and barbecue is the breakfast of champions. I atually know someone who got hitched with six kids..." [03APR2000]

PINEGAR, Walter w_pinegar@hotmail.com "...I served with VS-28 from March of 1967 to March of 1971. The squadron was stationed at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island with the USS WASP. I keep in touch with Tom Wilbanks TX, Cecil Mckinney VA, and Jerry Gibson TN. I have searched the net for some information on VS-28 and would enjoy hearing from someone that has been or is in the squadron. We flew S2-E's..." [19JUN2000]

PINHO, Joseph M. josephpinho1@gmail.com "...I served with VP-6 (1970-1972) and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06MAY2015]

PINHOLSTER, David C. C/O His Son D. C. Pinholster Jr xcoach1@mac.com "...My father was in VP-32 in 1943 and sunk U boat U159 near Haiti. He also flew submarine patrols in England. His name is David C. Pinholster. I would like to contact or hear from anyone who knew him during this time. I also have a very dramatic picture of this sub right before it the DC's exploded and sank it. Thanks..." [E-Mail Updated 07MAY2008 | 08NOV2001]

PINK, ATR2 James pinkjg@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-28 (1963-1966)..." [25MAY2015]

PINKLEY, AO3 Lyle Michael vimocker@yahoo.com "...I served with VAW-13 NAS Agana, Guam from 1959 thru 1961. I was a AO3 at the time and flew as a crew member on the ole AD-5Q as a ECM operator. Had a ball. I also served with VP-2 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1963 thru 1966. I was a aircrewman, and flew with Crew 10 and 12. I flew in the after station, loading sona bouys and doing cooking and making coffee. And I had a great time during that time of my Navy career..." [20DEC2005]

PINKLEY, Ray wrpbsp@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-22 (TACCO) from June 1967 to June 1970 with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. I flew with Crew-9 and later on Crew-3. After VP-22 I served with VT-29 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. I loved my time in the Navy and should have paid them for the opportunity to serve with so many great individuals. I would like to hear from former Shipmates. Presently living in Port Orange, Fl..." [10JUN2011]

PINKSTAFF, TOM ATASCADEROTOM@AOL.COM "...I SERVED FROM '50 TO '54 MOST WITH VP-23 AND WOULD APPRECIATE HEARING ANY WHO WERE IN THE SQUADRON AT THAT TIME. AM PLANNING TO ATTEND THE Reunion IN FEB. '02..." [18JUN2001]

PINKSTON, AZ2 Jackie "Jarski" jackie.pinkston@nrs.navy.mil "...AZ2 that worked at the VTU near AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California from 1984 to 1988. I also worked at AIMD, COMPATWINGSPAC and VP-31 during my tour. I also had the pleasure of a 3 month TAD trip to NAS Adak, Alaska to set up the dispersed libraries. My maiden name was Jarski and then changed to Bernal (AZ2 Bernal reserve from 1988 - 1991 at VP-31 and the VTU in Naples, Italy)..." [02SEP2003]

PINT, Richard "Dick" pintsplace@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1965 to 1968. I flew as a Ordinceman Aircrewman. We deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Japan and Australia. It was fun. Would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 08JAN2006 | 07SEP2005]

PINTO, Colonel Paulo ppi@gaveaskywalkers.com.br "...I was a Brazilian Air Force Colonel stationed in NAF Natal, Brazil during the eighties and did a lot of research on the Navy's antisub activity operating from Parnamirim Field and the "Ramp"at Potengy River. I exchanged some correspondence with some of the VP-83 and VPB-107 crews at the time. I congratulate and praise the superb job performed by all Navy patrol crews against nazi U Boats..." [24SEP2014]

PIOTRASCH, ARM3 James jimmurphy@wowway.com "...I served with VPW-1 (11/1945-03/1946). My Pilot was LT Raymond S. Long..." [14DEC2011]

PIOTROWSKI, AWC Dan Retired sandan@bellsouth.net "...I served in VP-56 from 1969-1974 and again from 1977-1981. Flew with so many different people I can't even start to name them all. Interested in hearing from any and all of my old "Shipmates". Had lots of great times (more good than bad anyway)Don't miss the 0 dark 30 preflights.. but miss the patrols (and especially the "postflights")..." [15FEB2001]

PIPER, Sharon pipersd@soback.kornet.nm.kr "...I was in VC-8 1988-90 and VP-46 1990-91. I was an AD3. I am looking for any of those people I served with, just to see what is going on..." [03JAN99]

PIPITONE, ADRC Nicholas F. Retired kghp79a@prodigy.com "...I was a TAR on duty when VP-872 was called up. One of my Shipmates, Bob Worley, then an ADR1 was called up with the sqdrn. I knew many of the folks at the NAS Oakland and the NARTU NAS Alameda, California VP Units since I accompanied the Sqdrns on their annual ACTUTRA. I transfered from NARTU NAS Alameda, California to NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota in Aug of 1965. It makes me proud to see this Page finally come to be. It's long over due. Very little is known about the Reserve VP sqdrns and the contribution they have made to the National Security. I retired at NARTU NAS North Island, San Diego, California where we relieved the VP-31 det training Army Pilots and crews in the P2E. Regards Nick (Pepe) Pipitone ADRC Ret. Current Phone 314-724-3443 work 314-429-1006 X150 STL FSDO I'm currently employed with the FAA as a Principal Operations Inspector. I would warmly welcome any correspondence from those who remember me...Transfered to NARTU NORIS in June of 1970 where were training Army (Crazy Cats) in the P2E's. We continued until the program phased out. It was an enjoyable experience working with the Army Folks. I served as a NATOPS Plane Captain/Flight Crew Instructor during that period, and was also assigned to Quality Assurance. I thoroughly enjoy this page and locating old friends" [BIO Updated 18JAN99 | 21SEP98]

PIPKIN, AZC Bill pipkinb@ameritel.net "...I was a member of VAW-13 from December 1965 until mid 1968. I began as a parachute rigger and Plane Captain changed to AZ then transferred to NAS Memphis, Tennessee for duration. Made one trip to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines in 1966. I reinlisted in 1973, did a tour in VS-73 ( NAF Detroit, Michigan), VP-93 ( NAF Detroit, Michigan), VR-58 ( NAS Jacksonville, Florida), VP-68 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland / NAF Washington, D.C.) and retired in 1989 as AZC. Is anyone still out there from VAW-13 or NAF Detroit, Michigan that may remember me? If so, contact me for old sea stories..." [21MAR2003]

PIPKIN, AXAN John M. "BJ" johnpetersprings@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-50 (1968-1973) and VP-44 (1976-1979). I flew with VP-50 Crew-2 (LCDR Dow, LT Johnson, LT(jg) Eastman, LT(jg) Arbuckle, ATN3 McDouglall, ATN3 Titsworth, AX1 Lowe, AO3 Sammons, AMS1 Turnbull and ADRAN Hudson). Does anyone remember Miro John Zeba? He actually got fined for getting an afro in Bermuda!..." [E-Mail Updated 11SEP2012 | 25JUL2005]

PIPPIN, AO Bill "Billie" bbstacker7072@gmail.com "...I served with VP-8 (5/1972-6/1973) with a deployment to NAS Bermuda as an Ordnanceman on Crew-10. I'm not stretching the truth when I say that the comraderie of that crew was next to none. So far I haven't seen any familiar names from the crew, but it isn't because I haven't tried. Eddie Boarini..contact me Buddy. I never held a grudge when in Mildenhall you accidentally spilled urine on the back of my legs when we exited to the ramp. Anybody whose flown those 12 and 13 hour flights, knows how full that urinal could get. But thats ok, its not like you guys were strangers. And to CDR. "Nasty" Neal..what an outstanding piece of flying on our way back from NAS Bermuda. You came down through the clouds over NAS Brunswick, Maine and the wheels hit the deck about 10 seconds after you came through the clouds and you were dead over the centerline of the runway. If you had aborted, we would have had to go to another field. I really miss all of you guys and hope we can get in contact. Thanks for the memories..." [E-Mail Updated 29JUL2017 | E-Mail Updated 08FEB2003 | E-Mail Updated 02JUN2002 | E-Mail Updated 06FEB2001 | 25APR99]

PIRNER, Bob pirnerwv@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-11 from 1974 to 1978 with deployments to NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Bermuda. Remember George the Crooks?..." [E-Mail Updated 12AUG2009 | 09NOV98]

PISECHKO, AW1(AW/NAC) Don dpisechko@zdnetonebox.com "...A VP sailor all my career. I started out a BATMAN (VP-24), then became a Proud Pegasus (VP-11), and am presently a Red Lancer (VP-10). I am proud to be part of VP Community and can only imagine what the Navy is like outside of it..." [E-Mail Updated 08JUN2001 | 21APR98]

PISTILLI, ADR3 Alfred "Al" al@greatlite.com "...I served with VP-56 from 1960-63, from NAS Keflavik, Iceland to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the crisis. I am searching for various patches from that era for my military scrap book. I would also like to locate David L. Meadows a Shipmate that I worked and pulled liberty with..." [17APR2007]

PITCAVAGE, LCDR Edward Retired EUSERDALE7865@CS.COM "...SERVED IN VP-48 AS A AME-2 FROM 1970-72. WORKED IN AIRFRAMES AND CORROSION CONTROL. WE DESIGNED AND PAINTED THE NEW TAIL DESIGN WHEN THE SQUADRON TRANSITIONED TO CHARLIES. LOOKING FOR OLD ShipmateS, AO2 DAVID VILLANEUVE, ORDNANCEMAN ON CREW 9, DAVE FESTERLING, AW CREW 9, AND MIKE LANDIS AT CREW 9. SERVED MY LAST THREE 1/2 YEARS (94-97) AS THE AIMD OFFICER AT NAS Misawa, Japan. GREAT PLACE AND A LOT OF FUN SUPPORTING THE VP NAVY LOOKING FOR CDR RON BORERGER THE XO DURING THE LAST HALF OF MY TOUR. I THINK HIS HANDLE WAS MONGO..." [10SEP2000]

PITCHER, NEAL nkpitcher@prodigy.net "...Served in VP-4 from 1980 to 1984. I flew as an IFT with crew one and others. Fun to see some familiar names. I'm currently living in Kansas City, Mo. Hope to hear from any and all..." [12JAN99]

PITCOCK, Jimmy C. JCPVP40@AOL.COM "...VP-50- NAS Alameda, California and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington; Dec. 1953 - Jun 1957. VP-40 NAS Moffett Field, California; Dec. 1968 - Feb. 1970. It was so good I went back for seconds from Feb. 1977 -Feb. 1980. I've enjoyed a great career aboard two jeep carriers, two attack carriers and some terrific shore duty; VP-40 (both tours) and the terrific Shipmates therein was, is and always will be the most memorable and enjoyable of my 31 years of service. Of that 32 years, the best skippers I had the pleasure of serving was Capt. Jack (Tex) Weir and Adm. Oakly (Oak) Osborn. My best to all my previous Shipmates who stumble across this stuff..." [13AUG2000]

PITTMAN, Gerald (Jerry) TGPittman@aol.com "...I served in VP-6 from Apr 1966 until Aug 1969. Made three deployments NAS Adak, Alaska 66, Okinawa 68, The P.I. 69. Served with a great bunch of guys in Crew 9, PPC Lt. Fred Holt, Crew 4, PPC LCDR Jesse Heywood, and Crew 2 & 1, PPC CDR James A. Loberger. I'm probably best remembered as the idiot that walked away from a $10,000+ tax free Re-Enlistment bonus in 1969. Like to hear from my Shipmates and friends from those wonderful years..." [01SEP98]

PITTMAN, Jessie ppts2004@aol.com "...I served with VP-11 from 1975 to December 1979. I was a FE and flew with CAC-5 and CAC-7. Would like to hear from former Shipmates especially Chief Roger Bonsant. If anyone knowing of him or his whereabouts please contact me..." [E-Mail Updated 16APR2009 | 01MAR99]

PITTMAN, AE3 Joseph R. "Joe" pittman7018@outlook.com "...I served with VP-22 (1952-1953) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I flew with Radio/Crown Gunner with Crew-9 with LT Kiddo (Pilot) and Crew Chief Parkay. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27APR2015 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 01SEP2004 | 22OCT2004 | 11SEP2000]

PITTS, Bill bpcfd@aol.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1989-1993. I worked on the line. This is just a shout out to my boys - "Raisn C. Caronna," "Train," Afton Hill, and anyone else who rolled with the big boys..." [22JAN2003]

PITTS, Beuell Humphrey beuellh@digitex.net "...I served with FASRON-701 at NAS Miramar, California from 1950 to 1952..." [01NOV2007]

PITTS, Danny DPitts727@aol.com "...I served as an ABH in the Line Division from 78 to 79(I was the one with the rebel flag on my helment). I have many fond memories of the people of VP-49. Would like to find my former Div. Officer Lt. Dave Smith to thank him for encouraging me to learn to fly,(Im now a DC10 Captain) and my old AO buddy Willy Wilson,and ABHC Dale Groves, to name a few. We had a Great Squadron!..." [19JUN99]

PITTS, Roger rogerpitts@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-28 in 1952 and in FASRON-117 later the same year. Just wanted to see if I could get in contact with any one from that time..." [BIO Updated 19APR2003 | 02MAY99]

PIVIROTTO, ARTHUR C acp8@aol.com"...Crew B13 LT COM Whitmore 46 MISSIONS with Jeff Riddel, Bruce Pfeiffer, ,Bill Reith, Noris Willet, and Ted Wearner. Any others out there?..."

PIXLER, Gary (RET) gp2539@netzero.net "...Stationed in VP-48 from Feb 81 to Jan 83. Was the aerial photographer for squadron after PH2 Pizzaro. Work in the operations department in intel. One of my most memorable times was when we were flying to the Phillipines with CDR Parodi (CO) and we were trying to fly inside a corridor of a storm system and we hit a dead air pocket and the aircraft fell between 3,000 and 4,000 feet before we regained lift. all i can remember is floating in the overhead and then getting slammed towards the deck back by the galley.....luckly no one was injured except for dropping a load in thier pants! I would like to hear from any or all shipmates during that period in life..." [13FEB2000]


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