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Memorial Picture History Thumbnail "...POLEN, AO1 Walter Jr. "Bud"...My father, AO1 Walter (Bud) Polen Jr., died in a VP-26 NAS Brunswick, Maine Mishap (April 14th, 1952). According to my Dad's Flight Log - he also served with VB-4 NAS Masters Field, Miami, Florida, VPB-197 NAAS Camp Kearny, California, VPB-200 MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and VPB-111 Palawan Is. P.I. I am hoping to find the man that was also aboard and survived E.G. Buck (Edward Guy Buck). I was a little girl when this happened and I so badly want to hear from anyone who knew my father. I am also looking for a man named Jack. He brought home my father's remains home to Alden, NY, near Buffalo, NY. He took us to Niagara Falls before he went home. I remember him so fondly. I would love to find him or find someone who knows who he is. Please contact me. Thank you, Cindy Polen Novick ourprince@verizon.net..." [E-Mail Updated 16SEP2009 | 09MAR2006]

Memorial Picture "...POND, LCDR Richard E...POND, LCDR Richard E. USN (Ret) VP-4 1954-56. Dick Pond served in the Navy for 23 years as a pilot and communications engineer. He retired as lieutenant commander in 1968 and moved with his family from Brunswick, Maine, to Southern California, settling in the then small town of Newbury Park, where he lived with his wife for 43 years. After working 20 years for Lockheed in Burbank, Dick retired and devoted his time to his hobbies of photography, gardening, computers and baking bread. He and his wife of 61 years had three children, eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren (and counting). Dick was preceded in death by his granddaughter Danielle Burt. He is survived by his wife, Roberta, and family members Patty, Rick, Carol, Danny, Pam, Bill, Tanya, Bradley, Sally, Shannon, Robert, Andy, Daniel, Nikki, Alyssa, Canaan, Mokey and Izzy. Memorial services were held last week at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in Newbury Park and Conejo Mountain Funeral Home in Camarillo. Published in the Thousand Oaks Acorn on 12/01/2011..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [27FEB2012]

Memorial Picture "...POOL, Gerald Hugh...My two older brothers both served on the USS Pine Island (AV-12) together. Gerald Hugh Pool died on 18 Sep 2006 in Monroe, LA..." Contributed by Lawrence D. Pool pooll@theriver.com [06JUL2010]

Memorial Picture "...POPE, Herbert...My grandpas name was Herbert Pope, but he passed away this past year, so I asked my Grandma about his squadron and she said he was with the VPB-74. Thanks. David Jedele djedele16@hotmail.com..." [13FEB2005]

Memorial Picture "...PORTER, LCDR Kennard...I am looking for anyone who may have known my dad LCDR Kennard Porter. At the age of 17 Ken enlisted as a Seaman Recruit in United States Navy, and after a 30 year career retired at the rank of LCDR, a true Mustang. During his military career Ken served on numerous aircraft carries including USS Mindoro, USS Wright, USS Leyte, USS Midway and the USS Independence; saw duty stations including NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, NAS Bermuda, NAS Sanford, Florida, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and NAS Brunswick, Maine. At the age of 34 Ken accepted his commission as an Ensign and became the oldest flight student to attend Naval Flight Officer training. Ken began a distinguished flying career as the Navigator/Tactical Coordinator assigned to VP-44 stationed at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland flying P-3 Orion ASW aircraft with deployments to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. After fulfilling his flight commitments, Ken transferred to Naval Aviation Schools Command as a navigation/sea survival instructor and ended his 30 year career assigned to TRARON TEN (VT-10) NAS Pensacola, Florida - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pensacolanewsjournal/obituary.aspx?pid=162255538#sthash.ZFdP0LNI.dpuf. Should you know amyone who may have memories of daddy...pleae feel free to email! Most Sincerely with God' blessings..." Contributed by Karen Porter Airaghi airaghi.karen@yahoo.com [30MAY2017]

Memorial PictureShipmate Pix "...PORTER, Dr. Lee Warwick Jr. (VP-4 - 1960-1963) - Dr. Lee Warwick Porter, Jr., beloved husband, devoted son, supportive brother, loving step-father, wonderful granddaddy, American patriot, helpful friend, compassionate Christian, leader of his church was resurrected to his heavenly mansion on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Born on November 3, 1934 to Ethel Orrell Porter and Lee Warwick Porter, Sr., in Wilmington, Dr. Porter grew up along Masonboro Sound before moving to Wilmington with his family as a teenager. He was well-educated at New Hanover High School where he graduated in 1953 and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1957. Dr. Porter placed his formal education on hold to defend his country as a Naval Pilot flying P2 reconnaissance planes based in Okinawa. Dr. Porter was committed to serving in the United States Navy, even after his time of active duty by continuing as a Naval Reservist until retiring in 1994. Dr. Porter returned to UNC-Chapel Hill to graduate from the School of Dentistry in 1968 after his tour of duty. His love for the people of his hometown led him to return to Wilmington to begin his practice of dentistry that continued uninterrupted for thirty-five years. Upon his retirement from practicing dentistry full-time, Dr. Porter continued filling in for area Dentists during their times of vacation and study and also served as a member of the faculty of Cape Fear Community College. The love of Dr. Porter's life was Wanda Pigott Porter, his wife, companion, dental assistant, best friend and partner in ministry. The two of them enjoyed better than thirty-two years of married life together. Dr. Porter is survived by his wife, Wanda and many relatives throughout the USA. Dr. Porter was pre-deceased by a sister, Constance (Connie) Porter Tilson. A celebration of Dr. Porter's life was conducted on March 20 at The First Baptist Church of Wilmington of which Dr. Porter was a member for better than sixty years. His remains will be interred in the columbarium of First Baptist Church. Dr. Porter's family sincerely thank the medical and nursing staffs of New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the care they provided to Dr. Porter and each of them during his final days on earth. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 411 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28401 or the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401 - Obituary and Guestbook available at http://andrewsmortuary.com/..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [04JUL2012]

Memorial Picture "...PORTER, LT(jg) Miles Gordon (Gordy or Miles)...Dad was a Naval Aviator from 1943-1945, member of VC-12 and CASU-23. Dad served on the USS Card, CVE-11; USS Kasaan Bay, CVE-69; NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey...his son Bill Porter wwp@unique-software.com..." [27JUN2005]

Memorial Picture "...PORTZ, George William Jr...Shipmate Pix "...Attached is a picture of Ens. George William Portz, Jr., at Kaneohe in 1943. Ens. Portz, of VP-13, died on 31 Jun 43 while flying a Curtiss SO3C-1 on a local flight over Oahu. The aircraft, BuNo 4782, belonged to FAW-2 Utility Unit. According to WL Kitchen, VP-13's Coronado's were grounded at this time, and the VP-13 personnel were looking for flight time on anything they could get, including the SO3Cs. Photo courtesy of WL Kitchen, via Don Hinton. Does anyone have a picture of AMM3c Donald Arthur Bricco, who was also killed on this flight? Respectfully, Don Hinton starfire94c@gmail.com..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAR2003 | 08MAY2001]

Memorial Picture "...POSPESHILL, Donald...It is with regret that I am reporting the death of Donald Pospeshill of VP-49. His e-mail Address was dposp@webtv.net..." Contributed by NYLAND, AVCM Ken Retired avcmkn@tds.net [17NOV2004]

Memorial Picture "...POSTON, ADR2 Harvey...Sad news for the friends of Harvey Poston, ADR2 in VP-4 and Plane Captain of Crew 9 in 1963/64: COLUMBIA - A funeral service for Harvey Gene Poston, 69, of Columbia, will be held 11 o'clock, Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Crescent Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ron Bryan officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Gardens of Columbia. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o'clock Friday evening at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, 5202 Colonial Drive, Columbia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Crescent Hill Baptist Church, General Fund, 2659 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29204.Mr. Poston died Sunday, April 5, 2009. Born July 10, 1939, in Hemingway, SC, he was a son of the late Laron Jaro and Mettie Odell Jones Poston. He was a member of VP-4 while serving his country in the U.S. Navy as flight captain on a P2V aircraft. In 1971, he co-founded Southland Equipment Service, Inc. which still operates in Columbia today. Harvey was a member of Crescent Hill Baptist Church for 12 years, serving on the building committee and baptism committee as well as serving as a church greeter. He always enjoyed playing golf and driving his 1949 Ford Coupe.Surviving are his beloved wife of 30 years, Diane Kay Poston; five daughters, Angela Locke (Ron) of Charleston, Kimberley Hicklin (Luther) of Elgin, Connie Rollins (Tim) of Irmo, Stephanie Yon of Myrtle Beach, and Joyce Leonhardt of Columbia; grandchildren, Rebecca and Kelsey Locke, James Dawson, Jeremy Yon, Ty and Chelsea Rollins, Allison Linton, Christopher Yon, Philip McCoy, Trey and Adam Leonhardt; great-grandson, Korey Dawson; sisters, Dene Sanford Wolfe (Asbury), Marie Nettles (Ed), Linda Merritt (Lee), and Patricia Mathis (Charles). In addition to his parents, Harvey was preceded in death by brothers, Howard and Odell Poston and a sister, Raye Padgett. HUMFLEET, ADCS John Retired jhfleet2@bellsouth.net..." [08APR2009]

Memorial Picture "...POTTS, Lyle Harrison...My Father, Lyle Harrison Potts, served as a Flight Engineer on a MARS with the NATS. I know very little because he passed away when I was 12 (1967) of complications from emphysema. He was based in NAS Alameda, California and from what I've read I guess that would have put him in squadron VR-2. My information is that he joined the Navy and was stationed in California before December 7, 1941 so he may have participated in the startup of the squadron. I seem to recall him saying that they flew between California and Pearl. If anyone out there recognizes the name or can supply additional information I'd love to hear from them...Denise Smith denise.smith@comcast.net..." [12JAN2004]

Memorial Picture "...POTTS, LCDR Nicholas Thomas...My Dad, LCDR Nicholas Thomas Potts, Loving Father, Grandfather and Friend to many passed away July 3, 2012. Dad served with VPB-74. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held July 12, 2012 at 7pm, at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, Maryland 20653)..." Contributed by Melissa melissa41785@gmail.com [08JUL2012]

Memorial Picture "...POUTREE, CW04 Doug Retired...It is sad to report that Doug had a heart transplant in 1994 and passed away in 2004...Walter F. Augustyn waltaugustyn@juno.com
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POCARO, Michael (Paco) mapocaro@hotmail.com "...I joined in the fun at VAW-114 from 1976 to 1978. I was on the Coral Sea cruise in 1977 with Shipmates, Jim Furner, Jerry Sandman, and Ron Bybee. Anyone know of a guy named Duke Belcher? I transferred to the Gator Navy in 1978 onboard LST-1185 (Schenectady)..." [08JUN2004]

POCHOP, SMSgt Allan Retired apochop@aol.com "...I attended Boot Camp (C/0 393) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (07/1958), NAS Norman, Oklahoma (09/1958-12/1958), VT-6 (Plank Owner) at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida (01/1959-07/1960), AEWBarRonPac-MIDET (07/1960-05/1962) at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco, VR-8 (09/1962-09/1963) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VR-21G4, VR-55 (Plank Owner) (09/1963-09/1966), Air National Guard at Hayward, CA, USCGR-Recuriter at San Jose, CA., USAFR at Travis AFB, CA. and retired 07/1988..." [18JUL2011]

PODBREGER, AOM3 Bill SAIL@D-WEB.NET "...I served with VP-11 at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii December 7, 1941 and was Aom3/c at Johnson Island in battle at midway then to south pacific. My arm broken when plane crashed New Calidonia. Spent 4 months in mob 4 hospital New Zealand. I would like contact for sea stories..." [E-Mail Updated 20AUG2002 | 25APR98]

POGGIO, Peter "Pete" peterpoggiois@gmail.com "...I served with VU-3 (1956-1957) and VR-21 (1958-1959) as crewmember aboard the Douglas C-118 BUNO: 131592. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [22SEP2015]

POHALSKI, AW1 Allan B. Retired benandaddie57@yahoo.com "...Retired was stationed NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii member VP-17 1969-1973. I flew in crew seven, PPC LCDR Jm Fieldsreally injoyed that tour of duty if you remember me please let mer hear from you..." [18SEP2010]

POHL, Bill billpohl@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1960-1962. I was one of those young guys and it has been a long time and I am having trouble remembering all the great guys that I served with. I realy miss the friends that we lost in Iceland (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends...12JAN62). I was on duty when the last report came in on their location. I just read where the site was found in 1966. It made a chill run all over me. Hope to hear from some of you guys..." [05MAR2002]

POHL, Edward (Eddie) B. edjoypohl@aol.com "...Am looking to contact any Shipmates who served with me from 1943 to 1944 while attached to the Photo Lab, HEDRON, FAW-7, NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England..." [03FEB2004]

POHLMAN, AOC Tom A6SKYPIG@AOL.COM "...Yes - I'm still alive and in the Navy. I was stationed with VAQ-33 from Jan 81 till Jan 86, and served with the best bunch individuals that anyone could. If any of the good o'ld boy's/gals are still around drop me a line. We not only worked hard we all played harder. Whales forever..." [15FEB99]

POINDEXTER, Glenn D. gdpsr42@yahoo.com "...I served aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA34) between 1964-1966. I was in V-1 divison. I also served with VT-28 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas between 1962-1964..." [08JAN2003]

POIRIER, AW1 Donald "Poe" dapoe@aol.com "...I served with VP-92 at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts from 1965 to 1968, RESASWTAC (P2V-7 and P-3A/B SS-3 Instructor) from 1968-1972 , RESASWTAC NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (P-3 Natops Instructor) 1972 and retired from VP-SRU in 1978. Would like to hear from Old Buddies..." [10APR2009]

POITRAS, PN2 Paul J. pjpj39@msn.com "...I served with VP-11 from 1983 to 1985. I was a PN2 and did two deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Bermuda. I then went to the USS Iowa. My time with VP-11 were some of the best memories I have. I would like to hear from anyone from Loven Eleven..." [17DEC2004]

POLAND, AN Peter pugpoland@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-711 from 1958 to 1959 while finishing up at University of Colorado at Boulder. I would like to purchase a squadron patch. Thanks..." [07MAY2011]

POLITZA, Jack airliner00@hotmail.com "...I was with SAR on Kwajalein M.I. from 1961 to 1962 as a Radioman. I then went to VP-2 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in 1962. We deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska in 1963 and Shemya in 1964. I left the Navy in 1964. I would like to hear from anyone who knew me..." [21MAR2000]

POLLARA, AW2 Joseph jpollara@verizon.net "...I served with VP-50 from 1986 to 1989. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 24JUN2006 | 02NOV98]

POLLEY, Neil "Bird" eagletrash@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-45 (Acoustic Sensor) from 1980 to 1983. I am married (w/children) and owner of the Eagle Trash Service Inc. in Wichita, KS..." [17MAR2009]

POLLOCK, CAPTAIN Thomas F. http://www.history.navy.mil/ar/papa/pollock.htm "...Captain Thomas Franklin Pollock was born in Saticoy, California, on 8 August 1911. He attended Chaffee High School and Chaffee Junior College in Ontario, California and the University of California at Berkeley. For eighteen months, during 1933 and 1934, he was employed by the General Electric Company in Ontario, California. From 1934 to 1935, he served with the Civilian Conservation Corps as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry Reserve, attached the 9th Corps. Enlisting in the U.S. Naval Reserve in August 1936, Captain Pollock had elimination flight training at the Naval Reserve Aviation Base, Long Beach, California. He was appointed an Aviation Cadet in the Naval Reserve in December 1936 and after flight training at NAS Pensacola, Florida, he was designated a Naval Aviator in January 1938. He was commissioned as an Ensign to date from 1 January 1938. He joined the Regular Navy in 1941, and continued to advance in rank to Captain, to date from 1 July 1956. From February 1938 to February 1943, Pollock served with VP-18, VP-13, VP-26, VP-102, and VP-101 operating from Pearl Harbor, San Diego, the Philippine Islands and the Java-Australia areas. In 1939, he participated in the mass flights of PBY squadrons to the Philippine Islands with CPW-10-. After the loss of his aircraft by enemy action in 1941, he became a member of a Navy Bluejacket Battalion (Infantry) on Bataan. In January 1942, he escaped from Corregidor to Java on the submarine USS Seawolf and in April 1942, four days prior to the fall of the Philippines, flew a PBY seven thousand miles from Perth to Corregidor, and returned to deliver medicine and evacuate nurses and civilians. For these actions, he was awarded the Silver Star, and he earned the right to wear the Presidential Unit Citation ribbon awarded to VP-101 and VP-102. During the period of February 1943 to December 1944, Captain Pollock was the Officer-in-Charge of the Experimental Unit of the Headquarters Squadron, FAW-14, and Officer-in-Charge of the Air Unit at the Naval Ordnance Test Station, Inyokern, California. In 1943, he fired the first rockets from naval aircraft, including the 1,200 lb Tiny Tim and assisted in the development of magnetic detection techniques for antisubmarine warfare. He received a Letter of Commendation, with authorization to wear the commendation ribbon. He was also awarded the Order of the British Empire by the Government of Great Britain. He was then the Officer-in-Charge of Air Support Training Unit 6 and as such developed air support tactics for amphibious operations in the Pacific. In July 1945, he assumed command of Air Support Control Unit #9, which, under his command, participated in the occupation of Japan. From January 1946 to May 1947, he was a student at the Naval War College and General Line School, Newport, Rhode Island, and between June and September 1947, attended a refresher course in multi-engine aircraft at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. He had Prospective Executive Officer/Prospective Commanding Officer training at Ream Field, Imperial Beach, California until November 1947. He then became Commanding Officer of VP-4. As such, he completed the first aerial mapping survey of Southeast Alaska, covering over 50,000 square miles for the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service. He received a special award for winning the Flight Safety Award for three consecutive quarters. From June 1949 to July 1952, Captain Pollock was an instructor at the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project at Sandia Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico and in that assignment, participated in the early atomic tests at Desert Rock, Nevada. Following duty as Special Assistant (plans for atomic matters) to the Commander Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, he reported in February 1953 as executive officer of the escort carrier, USS Mindoro. After the carrier conducted early U.S. Marine Corps helicopter troop landing operations for the development of vertical envelopment concepts, Pollock was reassigned to the Staff of Commander, Carrier Division 16, as Operations Officer. In that post, he developed antisubmarine warfare tactics and advanced magnetic detection techniques and participated in the NATO antisubmarine warfare exercise CENTERBOARD critique in Lisbon. He was Atomic Plans Officer on the Staff of the Commander in Chief, Pacific, from February 1956 to May 1958, after which he served as Aviation Budget Officer in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Navy Department, Washington, D.C. In that capacity he participated in Congressional appropriations committee budget hearings. In June 1959, he assumed command of USS Canisteo. In June 1960, he was detached to serve as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations to the Commander, Antisubmarine Defense Force, Pacific. On 19 October 1961, he reported as Commander, FAW-14 and in May 1963, he became Commander Fleet Air, Southwest Pacific. In March 1964, he joined the Joint Staff of the Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, with headquarters in Saigon and in March 1965, he was ordered to duty in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. In addition the Army Silver Star Medal, the Commendation Ribbon, the Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon with two stars, and Order of the British Empire decoration, Captain Pollock earned the American Defense Service Medal; American Campaign Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; Navy Occupation Service Medal, Asia Clasp; National Defense Service Medal; and the Philippine Defense Ribbon..." [21JUL2003]

POLOS, AT2 John johnapolos@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-891 (01/1961-10/1966). CDR Milholland was a great CO and Muench was great leading PO. I was a Civil/Electrical Engineer with US Geological Survey and BPA. I had passed most of my qualifications for direct commission(College degree in Engineering) but got transferred by USGS to Santa Rosa, CA. New squadron at NAS Alameda, California lost my records and I met my future wife Marla. Got out of reserves there. Ended up in Battle Ground, WA. I visit Santa Rosa and Kauai, HI often..." [19FEB2012]

POMEROY, Charles charlesp@coffee.ocn.ne.jp"...I served in VP-27 (PB4Y2s) from November of 1948 until the squadron Disestablished in December of 1949, starting as an AL3 (flew with Lt. Cdr. Wiley Hunt) and doing one tour flying out of Kodiak. Served in VP-6 from January of 1950 (again flying with PPC Hunt, and then with Lt. Sullivan in our second tour in Japan) to 1953. Yes, I was one of the original "Blue Sharks" and flew a total of 79 missions during the Korean war, doing two tours of duty. (By the way, P.R. Foster and "Rags" Raglan, both of whom I had flown with in VP-27, were MIA in the patrol lost near Vladivostok during our second tour in 1951 I served one more tour in Kodiak with VP-6 in late 1952 (Lt. jg Scott Carpenter was our Navigator, Lt. John St. Marie our PPC), after which I was transferred to Alameda, where I joined VP-9. VP-9 brought me out to Japan again for a third tour of duty in 1953, just after the shooting stopped. But the Navy decided that La Dolce Vita was what I needed, so it was a transfer to Naval Attache duty in Rome, Italy, for two years. Then back to my beloved P2Vs. this time P2V-7s, with VP-11 at Brunswick, Maine. We did a tour in Malta, from where I was again able to visit old friends in Rome. I left the Navy in November of 1956, after almost nine years of service, to continue my eduction. I have been in Tokyo most of the past 40 years working as a correspondent for various publications..." [E-Mail Updated 07MAY2005 | E-Mail Updated 11OCT99]

POMPEO, Joe Retired jhpompeo@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-44 (1958-1960) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, VP-42 (1963-1967) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a WesPac in 1964, AE "A" School (Instructor), VAW-111 (1967-1969) with Detachments aboard the USS Oriskany (CVA-34), VF-121 at NAS Miramar and retired in 1978. I am now living in Hot Springs, AR. My wife, Lynnee, passed away in 2011. Our 6 kids are all doing well. Our oldest son, Captain Martin L. Pompeo, is currently Commodore, Commander Amphibious Squadron (COMPHIBRON) ONE. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27MAY2012 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 29MAR2010 | 22OCT99]

PONCE, Enrique ponce.enrique.m@otc.cnrsw.navy.mil "...I think that I'm the only survivor of the P5M's Beach Masters era. I was stationed at NASNORIS VP-31 in 1964 to 1966. Are they any more AB's out there?..." [04DEC2000]

PONDY, Jay jpondy@AugustaNewsprint.com "...Served with VX-1 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 75 to 78 in the Project Support Lab (PSL). Sure would like to hear from some of you if your out there! Bud Camp, Tom the Photographer, Reed, Waterman, Chief Brundage, Niebler, Regina, Chief Gayley, Steve Crawmer, Kevin in Graphics, Ziggy and so many more I can't remember. What a great time we had - I miss all of you!! Also served with VS-22 in Cecil Field from 78 to 80. Would like to hear from any of you as well. JC, Frenchy, Rudy, Ski, Big John from Philly and especially Chief Stiles. If anyone knows where he is I'd really like to know as he had a profound influence on me..." [18DEC98]

PONTES, AMS2 Ed epgp@mediaone.net "...I was in squadron VS-27 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia from May 1958 to August 1961. Worked up to AMS2 and was in aircrew. I am in the process of contacting as many guys who were there at the time so please drop me a note if you were..." [10JAN2002]

POOLE, ADCS Charles Retired mobytruk@yahoo.com "...I served with VA-42 (1991), VP-23, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania, VP-24, CPW-11, VP-56 and retired in 1991..." [30JAN2015]

POOLE, Chet c/o his son Tony Poole ARPoole@uspis.gov "...My father, Chet Poole, served with VP1 in the very early '50's [1952-1955] out of Ault Field, Whidbey Island. I was just 6 years old at the time. He served as the maintenance officer. They were cited for an around the world tour along with Korean War activity. He retired in 1970 after 30 year career, one of those active duty TAR's that spent all 30 years on active duty. Any way, he now lives in Tucson and if there are any of the old crews from those VP-1 early days I'd be more than happy to provide his address, I'm sure he'd appreciate it as Thelma, his wife of 53 years passed away recently..." [15JUN99]

POOLE, Harold cfharold@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-56 from 1973 to 1974 and VP-67 from 1978 to 1982..." [23MAY2010]

POOLE, Jack Douglas II "Doug" jack.poole@africom.mil "...I served served with VP-49 from June 1987 to October 1990. Still serving currently at US Africa Command in Stuttgart Germany. Am now a Foreign Area Officer. Glad to get in touch with old Shipmates..." [25NOV2008]

POOLE, Robert C. PatrolSquadron50@AOL.com "...I was transferred to VP-50 from the USS Corson (AVP 37) in January 1954. I was a YN2 and was assigned to the squardron office during the six months at NAS Alameda, California. It was the best duty I had, for I was on the Corson for three years and three tours overseas. I was transferred to Treasure Island for discharge on 6/28/54. Anyone remembering me I would like to hear from you..." [24JAN2001]

POOLE, LCDR Rodney rodney.poole@navy.mil "...I served with VQ-1 as an EA-3B backender from 1978-1981 then again in 1984 - 1987 (those were the good ole days). Love to hear from old Shipmates..." [15MAY2003]

POORE, CDR Jim Retired jimdawgpor@aol.com "...My first squadron was VAHM(10)/VP-17 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, 4/58-4/62. Made three deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska & NAS Adak, Alaska. Flew co-pilot for Oak Osborne and Jerry Thummel. Was PPC of crew 12. Also flew with VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 3/69 to 4/71. We were the last operational active duty squadron in SP2H's. I retired in Aug. '80 after 24 yrs. and currently live in Anacortes, WA..." [16SEP99]

POORE, Morris mwpoore@yahoo.com "...Hey I can't believe I found a website with VP-22 on it, this place rocks!!!! I was in VP-22 from 82-84 I was a ASM so they sent me back to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii on shore duty from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I felt like I lost a friend when I found out they decommisioned the Blue Geese. You guys are great aloha..." [E-Mail Updated 30SEP2000 | E-Mail Updated 07FEB2000 | 01SEP98]

POPE, AD1(NAC) David Retired Georgia.Pope@att.net "...I am a retired F/E who flew with VP-9, VP-4, Naval Air Development Center, and VXN-8 over a twenty-one year caree. I'm looking for a former crewmate from VP-4 named Steve Yarosh. Last I heatd, he was in NAS Brunswick, Maine doing a serious imitation of an AWCS (1995/1996 time frame). Would appreciate any info about him or contact with any other Shipmates from "the day"..." [13JUN2003]

UPDATE "...The search for Steve Yarosh has been successful and I appreciate all the helpful input from the VP Community..." [19AUG2003]

POPE, ADCS Billy J. Retired scporet@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-1 from October 1961 to October 1964 Crew 10 and 8), VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1966 (P2V5's for the special program), and VP-56 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1977 to 1980. I really had some good times..." [BIO Updated 18MAR2003 | 15MAR2003]

POPE, Claude J. Jr. cjp1631@bellsouth.net "...I served with VJ-1. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [15APR2011]

POPE, AOM2 Jack F. jackforbespope@yahoo.com "...AOM2 Jack Forbes Pope, USN - NFL Number: 2707 - Date of Birth: 6/6/1927 - Date In: 7/15/1943 - Date Out: 6/7/1947 - City, State: Stone Mountain, GA - School Attended: BS Biochemistry - Aircraft Flown: PBM5, PBY - Ship or Unit: VPB-32, VP-MS-6 and AROU-1 - Pilot Desg.: CAC Bombadeer - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Asiatic Pac. WWII Associations/Service Organizations: American Legion NAMF - Highest personal decoration or award: Air Medal - Participated in Operation Crossroads 1946. In Memoriam? No..." [BIO Updated 04DEC2005 | 11MAY2004]

POPE, Joe jonanpope@msn.com "...I served with VP-9 NAS Alameda, California from 1960 to 1964 (Plane Captain) and VP-7 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1967 to 1969. We flew P2V-7's at the time. I would love to hear from former Shipmates!..." [E-Mail Updated 08AUG2003 | E-Mail Updated 26JUN99 | 29NOV97]

POPE, Larry lapope1@prodigy.net "...I was a crewman in VPB25 from May or June 1945 till about June 1946. I have been unsuccessful in attempts to find any crew members that were on our plane when it sank at Tsingtao in Dec 45. Can anyone help in this search?..." [10FEB99]

POPP, AME3 Ron poppsyorkie@aol.com "...I served with VP-9 (1996-1998) with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska..." [30JUN2014]

POPPE, Elizabeth schpotov@webtv.net "...Looking for Shipmates from 1974 to 1977 in VP-11 and 1988 to 1991 in VP-10..." [11JUL99]

POPP, Jeff jpoppccp@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-1 (19821985)..." [02JUL2017]

POPPLEWELL, Douglas dpopplewell@planes.nrl.navy.mil "...Served with VP-5 Mad Foxes from 1993 through 1996..."

PORTER, Barry BPorter@gerberelec.com "...Was Squadron Hospital Corpsman from 78-81 during 2 NAS Keflavik, Iceland Deployments and the brief stateside rotation in between. Have many fond memories of those years and would like to hear from anyone who served with VP-23 during those years..." [11SEP2000]

PORTER, Horace N. "Chip" hnpgunsmithing@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-9 from October 1965 to October 1969 in Air Intellegence and Communication..." [23NOV2009]

PORTER, PN2 John C. "Chuck" paxjcp@hotmail.com "...I was a PN2 with VP-22 from 1992 to disestablishment in 1994. The XO and I shut the doors on the last day. I was looking through our last Cruise book the other night. There are a lot of really good memories! I especially remember the great deployment to NSF Diego Garcia! Aloha to fellow PN's Chris "Roids" Catrett, Dano Shult, Wes Hanks, Marda Healy and unofficial PN Scott Peters (DKSN type, 1 each)!..." [25MAY2003]

PORTER, Mark mtporter@comcast.net "...I served with VP-11 from October 1994 to August 1996 (ran the OPTAR) and VP-10 from August 1996 to October 1998. I am now stationed at NAS Key West..." WEBSITE: http://keysdigital.com/~mporter [E-Mail Updated 02FEB2003 | E-Mail Updated 01JAN2002 | E-Mail Updated 13AUG2001 | Updated E-Mail/BIO 26SEP99 | 00XXX97]

PORTER, Orson L. orson@xmission.com "...I joined VP-17 / VAHM(10) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington as an ATAN in 1955, and at that time the squadron was operating P2V-6s which we took on a 6-month deployment to Okinawa to face the Chinese and the Mig-15. When we returned to the States we traded our tired P2V-6s for P2V-5Fs fresh out of overhaul and later took them to NAS Iwakuni, Japan to face the Russians and the Mig-17. After leaving the squadron and the regular Navy, I flew with a reserve squadron operating P2Vs out of Sand Point NAS Seattle, Washington. Now the only P2Vs I see are firefighting airplanes. I still love the sound of those big round engines and the sight of that big-ass rudder against the sky..." [BIO Updated 26NOV2001 | 09OCT2001]

PORTER, Ronney D. rporter@vnet.net "...I was a member of VQ-2 from April 1968 till April 1970. I worked in Maint. Control for AMCS JL Bell for awile then transferred to Power Plants (jets). Met a lot of fine people that I try to stay in contact with, a few of them re Tony Balcan, Davis Schmidt and Tom Rudolph. Would like to hear from any old Shipmates. I would like to find James E. Carter from Roanoke, Va. or Vinton,Va..." [29JUN2000]

PORTER, Samuel J portersj@navair.navy.mil "...My Navy career was spent in VW-13, VR-1, VQ-4, VX-8, and NRL FLT SUP DET all at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I retired from NRL after putting EC121K 141297 in the bone yard in 1979. A/C 297 I am told is now at the Airforce Museum in Ohio painted Airforce Blue, what a death for a Great Navy Airplane. I also flew NRL's S2F, R5D (C54 w/bombay), all of their 121's 128324, 135753, 141297, and their P-3 149670 as Radio Operater/NATOPS evaluator. I flew with some of the greatest Shipmates in the Navy and the best skipper ever CDR. Ron Carlson Ret. I would love to hear from them.....Maybe Cook them a meal!..." [13NOV98]

PORTEOUS, Ray ray.porteous@sharewave.com "...My stint in VP-9 was from 1980-1989 as SS-3. I was on Crew 2. The most memorable time in my life was as a crewman in P-3CU..." [26SEP98]

PORTILLO, ADR3 David A. dougtort@aol.com "...I served aboard NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii OMD May 1967 to August 1969 and VXN-8 from August 1969 to October 1970 as crewmember on C-54 (R5D) "KIWI. Great crew on board "KIWI"..." [22JAN2009]

POSADAS, CPO Euclid-Jake Retired euclidjake.posadas@verizon.net "...Hello, everyone and God Bless you all. I served at VP-65 as the ADMIN LPO from Feb 2002 to Feb 2005. I enjoyed my admin crew and the great times we had as a squadron. I left VP-65 just when the squadron was decommissioning and transferred to NOSC Phoenix where I recently retired from. I am now back in Thousand Oaks, California..." [10NOV2007]

POSCH, AWCS Mike Retired mp1837@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-875, VP-872, VP-91, VP-19, VP-31, VP-46, and CPW-10. Now retired and working for a San Mateo Joint Powers Authority. Will retire January 1998. Still live near NAS Moffett Field, California and still drive the white 1961 Porsche. "Long live VP and NAS Moffett Field, California"..." [E-Mail Updated 01JAN2008 | 07JUN98]

POSEY, Leana poseyl@umich.edu "...I was stationed with VC-1 from May '87 through Jan '91. I was a PO3 (Yeoman) when I left and got out of the Navy. I also spent 2 yrs. as an A-4 plane captin. If you remember me and would like to email, please feel free. I am now 32 yrs old and "almost" divorced. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. I have a lot of fond memories from VC-1 and all the people I met there. I also keep in touch with Linda Santy (YN3), and Kevin Moss (PR3). Leave me an email msg. and I will email back ASAP. Thanks..." [02AUG2000]

POSEY, CDR P. Steven http://www.naspensacola.navy.mil/trawing6/vt4/xo.html "...Commander Posey, a native of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was commissioned in April 1985 through the Aviation Officer Candidate program in Pensacola, Florida. He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Arkansas, an M.S. in Information Systems from Naval Postgraduate School, and a Naval War College Diploma. Following his Primary training in Pensacola, he went on to receive his Naval Flight Officer wings in April 1986 from Naval Air Training Unit at Mather AFB, Sacramento, California. After completing his initial Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) training at VP-30 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida he reported to the "Golden Pelicans " of VP-44, located in NAS Brunswick, Maine in September 1986. His billets included Assistant CMS Officer, Electronic Branch Officer, Tactics Officer, and AW Division Officer. He was qualified as an ASW Navigator/Communicator (NAVCOM), Tactical Coordinator (TACCO), Mission Commander and Instructor NAVCOM and TACCO. He made two deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and a split sight deployment to NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Following his first operational tour, he reported as a student at the Naval Postgraduate School in June 1990 were he received a Masters of Science Degree in Information Systems. In June 1992, he reported aboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) home ported in Norfolk, Virginia where he served as the V-2 Training Officer, Bow Catapults Branch Officer, and Fire Watch Division Officer. He qualified as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer and made a Mediterranean/Red Sea deployment in support of Operations DENY FLIGHT, PROVIDE PROMISE, and SOUTHERN WATCH. In April 1994, he reported as an FRS instructor to VP-30 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. His jobs included Assistant Maintenance Officer and Administrative Officer. He was qualified as an FRS ASW Navigator/Communicator and Tactical Coordinator Instructor. In August 1996, he reported to the world famous "Fighting Tigers" of VP-8 in NAS Brunswick, Maine. His jobs included Assistant Training Officer, Tactics Officer, CTG 67.1 Operations Officer, and Squadron Operations Officer. He made a Mediterranean deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and supported Operations DECISIVE ENDEAVER/DELIBERATE GUARD and SILVER WAKE. In July 1998, he reported to the Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee where he served initially as the Branch Head, Officer Performance Branch (PERS-834), and then the Director, Personnel Performance, Security, and Separations Division (PERS-83). While there, he also completed the Naval War College Non-Resident Seminar Program and earned a Naval War College Diploma. Following his "BUPERS" tour, Commander Posey reported as a student to the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, were he completed the Joint and Combined Warfighting Course. He left Norfolk and arrived at NAS Pensacola, Florida with his current orders as the Executive Officer of the "Warbucks" of VR-4. Commander Posey has over 2400 flight hours. His personnel awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal (3), Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and campaign awards..." [03JUL2003]

POSPESHIL, Donald dposp@webtv.net "...I served with FASRON-102 (1948-1949), VP-7 (1949-1952), NAOTS (1952-1954), VP-49 NAS Bermuda (1954-1958), NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1958-1961), VP-8 (1961-1963), NS Roosevelt Roads, PR (1963-1967), VP-30 (1967-1968), and retired and living the good life..." [20MAY2000]

POST, AQB3 Ken klpost1014@aol.com "...I served with VQ-2 from April 1958 to December 1959. Was an AQB-3 assigned as ECM operator and flew on P4M. Proudly remember time spent in NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco and NS Rota, Spain. Left the Navy in 1966 and have been working at Kennedy Space Center for 41 years as Tech supporting Apollo and Space Shuttle Tracking Operations..." [25NOV2009]

POST, Neal nealpost@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-40 from 1987 to 1990 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Have a lot of great memories from that time, especially the Team Spirit events in Korea! I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [26MAR2011]

POSTON, David bellchaser@pensacola.com "...My father, Marcus F. Poston served with VP-43 and VB-109 in WWII. He was an enlisted pilot that was later commissioned. I was an original plank holder in VP-62 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [13MAR99]

POSTON, Marcus F. c/o his son David Poston bellchaser@pensacola.com "...My father, Marcus F. Poston served with VP-43 and VB-109 in WWII. He was an enlisted pilot that was later commissioned. I was an original plank holder in VP-62 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [13MAR99]

POTORENSKI, PR2 Thomas tomski@cableone.net "...Served with VP-28 as a PR3-2 from 1958-1959..." [17APR2003]

POTTER, AMCS Cecil O. Jr. Retired kpotter@insight.rr.com "...I served with VP-64 and AIMD, NAS Security, and Safety from 1979-1983, HAL-5 from 1983-1985, and VP-91 from 1985-1986 till retirement..." [14APR2002]

POTTER, AMM2 Richard c/o His Son Larry L. Potter larry6549@netzero.net "...My Dad served with VP-13 during WWII while they were flying the PB2Y Coronado. I know that covers a lot of area, but I would like to see more information about his squadron. His name is Richard Potter and he was a AMM2 stationed in Hawaii. Thank You..." [07JUN2000]

POTTHOFF, Gerald Mitchell "Potsie" gmpotsie@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-44 70/73, AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine 74/75, VP-16 76/81, VP-30 82/85 & SeaOpDet NAS Jacksonville, Florida serving USS Forrestal CV-59 until retiring Aug '89. I am currently working in Saudi Arabia teaching C-130's. I am also on Yahoo & AOL instant messenger, screen name "gmpotsie." I will reply to all received enquiries. Later..." [E-Mail Updated 17MAY2004 | 14OCT99]

POTTS, AMH1 Dean pottsrvrsd@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1970 to April 1976 with 4 WestPac deployments and Recruiting Duty from May 1976 to July 1978 in Newark NJ. I left the Navy currently working in law enforcement..." [30SEP2009]

POTTS, Homer c/o Lane P. Karriker lkarrik@aol.com "...My neighbor and good friend Homer Potts served aboard the USS Mackinac (AVP-13) during WWII and I am sure would like to hear from former Shipmates. He can sure tell some great stories! He can be contacted thru me..." [13MAR2006]

POTTS, Nick T. melissa41785@gmail.com "...I served with VPB-74. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [02AUG2011]

POUDRIER, AVCM Norma Retired mcpowder@msn.com "...I served with VP-10 (1984-1987) at NAS Brunswick, Maine and VP-8 (1991-1994) NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [22SEP2014]

POULOS, Jim jpoulos@hunterstructural.com "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from June 1976 to October 1978. Anyone that was there during that period of time please feel free to email me..." [02FEB2003]

POULSON, AW1 Tom Retired Hiburn8@aol.com "...Living in Ohio and now enlisted in the Postal Service as a Letter Carrier. I served with VP-4, VP-19, VP-30, VP-31 and VP-47. Had great times and I've got a lot of great memories of all the people that touched my life over the years. Sure would love to hear from some of you..." [BIO Updated 02FEB2006 | BIO Updated 19AUG2001 | 12MAY98]

POUNDS, William F. fjlbs@ipa.net "...I served with VP-24 when the Japanese bombed MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. We changed to VP-12 (HedRon squadron). We took part in the Battle of Midway. We transitioned from PBY`s to PV1`s while we assigned to patrol duty at Midway. I served 6 years, getting out in 1946..." [06SEP2000]

POUTREE, CW04 Doug Retired (Deceased) dpoutree@home.com "...Served in VP-26 from 1960 til 1969, AOAA-AO1, Crew 3 from 60-65 Shop PO from 65-69. AOA School instructor 69-72, USS Ranger 72-75, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines 75-76, NWTGW San Diego 76-82, VF-111 82-85. Retired 1985 CWO4..." [Deceased 2004 |15MAY2000]

POVICK, AME1 Stu em-stu@webtv.net "...Served with VP-11 and VP-23 1977-1986. Would like to hear from old Shipmates...." [02JUL98]

POWELL, Bill bilste@swbell.net "...I was in VP-44 from August 1971 til Jun 1974. I was an AE2 when I got out. I worked in the Electric Shop. I would like to hear from any Shipmates. Especially interested when and if VP-44 will have a Reunion..." [26FEB98]

POWELL, AW Brian bdpowell@highstream.net "...Served with VP-1 from 1975-79, Naval Air Development Center 1979-83, VP-10 from 1983-85. Had enough of uniforms and returned to a semi-normal existence. I sure miss the flying. Wouldn't mind hearing from some of my old runnin' mates..." [10JAN2003]

POWELL, Brian historian@post49.org "...I was with VP-1 from 1976-1979, crew 8. AW type. Would love to hear from any of the old crew. Chuck Kilgore, Dave Duke, Jerry Misenhelter, Lump, and all the rest..." [29SEP98]

POWELL, Dan dpowell21@msn.com "...I served with VP-44 on CAC-4 from 1982-1985. Great squadron, great memories! Would love to hear from fomer Shipmates (this time frame)..." [E-Mail Updated 19JAN2007 | E-Mail Updated 24JAN2004 | 26MAY98]

POWELL, Erika Graywolf27@aol.com "...I was stationed in NS Rota, Spain (VQ-2 AIMD 64B) from 1988-1992. Then I was stationed in Agana Guam (VQ-1 AIMD 64B) from 1992-1994. I got out right when VQ-1 moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I was actually looking for Michael Bleakley who went to det NAS Misawa, Japan. To anyone who remembers me, email me..." [09OCT98]

POWELL, Ernie epowell42@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-21 (1960's), Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC) (1965-1966) at NAS Point Mugu, California, VP-31 (1966-1967) and VP-48 (1967-1969). Looking for Bob Fletcher from (VP-31) and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 18OCT2014 | BIO Updated 18NOV2002 | BIO Updated 01JUL2000 | 29MAY2000]

POWELL, Garland garland.powell@mwrd.org "...I served with VP-24 from 1963 to 1967. I was wondering if there any of my Shipmates are still out there. LCDR Wieking (sp?) was the PPC..." [02AUG2004]

POWELL, Gary gary.powell@home.com "...Served as a DK2 in VP-6 from '84-'86. Feel free to drop me a line. Would really like to get in contact with old buddies like Jim Murray, Van Steekley, Dean Mayers, and other YNs/PNs/DKs (groundpounders). But hearing from any old Shipmates will be great!..." [09AUG2000]

POWELL, Gary carclini@flash.net "...Just want to say hello to all the VPers I'm still in VP-91. Been there since 1981..." [Updated 25MAR98]

POWELL, ASCS(AW/SW) Jeff jmpowell4@cox.net "...I served with VP-10 (1993-1996), USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and currently at NAS Oceana, VA..." [E-Mail Updated 12MAR2014 | 15JAN2000]

POWELL, AMH2 Johnnie jhpowell@curbgod.com "...I served with VQ-3 (1970-1973) at NAS Agana, Guam. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06DEC2012]

POWELL, ADC(AW) Larry Retired blueone@dataxprs.com.eg or patzylarry@aol.com "...Served with the "MAD FOXES" of VP-5 from 1969 to 1971 as an ADJ3 in the Powerplants shop. Currently working for Logistic Services Int'l in Egypt as an FMS instructor. Send any correspondence (till 12/98) to the first e-mail address..." [05OCT98]

POWELL, Robert W. powell_timber@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-1 from 1966 to December 1968 served as radio operator on crew 6 and later crew 8. While on regular patrol our plane lost an engine and we were forced to put down in Chu Li. There was an accident while we were working on the engine and I was run over and ended up staying in country for awhile. I have no memory of this time and I would like to contact any Shipmate who recalls this event and could fill in some holes I have..." [15DEC2001]

POWELL, AMH2 Tom tomemale@hotmail.com "...I served with VAP-62 (1966-08/1969) in airframes with deployments to NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone (1967) and NAS Agana, Guam (1968) with Detachment to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam (Thanksgiving - 1968)..." [18NOV2012]

POWELSON, ADC Jay Retired planemech2us@yahoo.com "...I served with VC-5 (01/1966-07/1967) Det NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, VAW-112 (1981-1984), VAW-111 (1985-1988) at NAS Miramar and retired. I now work for Boeing and deliver B777 aircraft to mumerous customers..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13MAY2013 | 12JAN2001]

POWERS, Bill wrpowers@aol.com "...I served as a crewmember with VP-67 from 1971 to 1976. CDR Stan Brown was the CO for most of those years. It's really great to see posted the photos of so many great P2s. I flew in everyone of the VP-67 aircraft shown on this site. The P2 was a real airplane. Unlike a P-3, it had no air conditioning unless you had the hatches open, and no heat most of the time. Chief Pools used to tell us "Unless it's on fire - stay with the airplane. It'll get you on the ground when others won't." I asked him one time how to be sure there was enough oil in the 3350s. He said, "Son, if if it's still coming over the wing in flight there's enough oil in 'em." You've kindled some great memories of fun times (if hard) times aloft. Thanks!..." [03JUN2003]

POWERS, AK3 Bill powersbill@charter.net "...I served with VP-23 (1983-1986) with deployments to NAS Bermuda, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NS Rota, Spain and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Got thrown out of Lajes to wash the birds by hand in Rota! Got a hold of the Marine mascot in Rota, wrote VP-23 #1 on both sides, darkened in one of its eyes, put a bulls eye on it's ass with charcoal and sent him home! Had a week of R&R at October fest in Germany. Trying to find those guys who shared those great times with me. (Hey guys, say something nice to the lady!) Eyes right!..." [E-Mail Updated 24MAR2014 | E-Mail Updated 08JUN2002 | 25FEB2002]

POWERS, LCDR Bruce rbpowers@compuserve.com "...I joined VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California in the fall of 1988. Did their NAS Misawa, Japan deployment in 1989 as a Nav with much on top time thanks to the Soviet Navy. Went on to do the 1991 NAS Misawa, Japan deployment as a TACCO and got some more on top time. Watched Big Red decommissioned in 1991, then went on to the Naval Postgrad School for my first M.S. Did a two year tour with Tactical Support Center NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and left the Nav in 1996. Got a second M.S. from U. of Illinois, and as of Jan. '99 will be a space station flight controller at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. I continue the adventure with the Navy Reserve, and visited Puerto Rico and Panama in '97 and '98. I still keep in touch with that VP-19 dog, LCDR Kurt Kohanowich, see Shipmates entry above. My web page is http://www.students.uiuc.edu/~rpowers. I'd love to hear from any old '88-'91 Big Red people!..." [14OCT98]

POWERS, ATC George K. Retired powerswin@aol.com "...I served with VP-49 twice. My first tour in the Navy 1959-1961, assigned to hanger queen crew LP-13. Bermuda's beaches and sneaky pete. A good sailor could spend ten years in one night at horse shoe. Final tour with Woodpeckers at NAS Jacksonville, Florida being 1974-1976, retired June 10, 1976. Made the 1975 NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment. Other assignments were, USS Intrepid, CVS-11 out of NAS Norfolk, Virginia, Flight Demonstration Team-Blue Angels at NAS Pensacola, Florida, Helicoptor Squadron-2 at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (West Pac deployment on USS Intrepid CVA-11), Instructor duty at NAATC NAS Memphis, Tennessee..." [04FEB2005]

POWERS, AECS Jeff (Ret) vector@home.com "...I served in VP-22 from April 72 to September 78 and in VP-4 from April 81 through April 84. Those years at Barbers with the "Skinny Dragons and "Blue Geese" were the best!..."

POWERS, AW3 Sam sam@sgtpowers.com "...I served with VP-6 from (1977-1980) with a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 10SEP2014 | 15MAR2001]

POWLESLAND, AMSC Don A. Retired dd6992@caltel.com "...I was a TAR at NAS Los Alamitos, California (1966 to December 1968), SELRES RTU-51 (May 1972 to April 1976), VR-55 (April 1976 to October 1981), VP-91 (October 1981 to September 1987) when I retired after 21.5 years total service. While in VP-91 I went to Second Mech school at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and FE school at NAS Moffett Field, California. I made WestPac's with VP-91 to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAF Misawa, Japan. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29JUL2010]

POYNTER, AX2 Bob mrbpoynter@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-60 (1982-1986). I have seen and been in touch with Oscar May, one of my best friends back then. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [10NOV2012]


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