VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...SABOL, AT2 David G...Please be advised that AT2 David G. Sabol passed away on July 30, 2013, aged 74 years. His Navy years (1956-62) were some of the best in his life. He served on the USS Intrepid (CVS-11), VP-45 as an AT on the P5M Aircraft (Boat 8-LN 7717) BUNO 127717. He was released from active service in 1960, joined reserve squadron VP-883 at NAS Olathe, Kansas. He was recalled to active duty for the Cuban Missile Crisis with VP-661, serving as a radioman/subhunter on the P2V aircraft. After deactivation he was a member of the USNR until 1966..." Contributed by George F. Sabol gfsabol2013@yahoo.com [26MAR2014]

Memorial Picture "...SACHS, AMM3 Walter...My dad, AVCAD Walter Sachs, served with VP-83 at NAF Natal, Brazil. I’m not sure of the dates but it was between 1942-43. He was also an avid artist and painted nose art on their PBY-4’s. There’s not a lot I know and he passed January 14th, 2021..." Contributed by Mark Perkins cilrah@c3vrmail.com [09APR2022]

Memorial Picture "...SACKETT, AX1 Dan...AX1 Retired Daniel Sackett (83 years old) passed away on 6/18/12 at his home in Texas. Dan served with FASRON-11 and VP-48 ..." Contributed by FADNESS, AWCS Melvin R. mfadness@concentric.net [19JUN2012]

Memorial Picture "...SADLER, TV2 Bobby L...My father served with VP-892 between 1950 and 1956. He passed away in 1991. I noticed an entry on his navy records stating his service with the unit. His name is TV2 Bobby L. Sadler. Does anyone know him? Thanks...Bobby L. Sadler sadlerb_98@comcast.net..." [18AUG2006]

Memorial Picture "...SADLER, Jerry...With great sorrow I want you to know that LCDR Jerry Sadler (VP-10 from September 1987 through January 1991), USNR-R, passed away on Veterans Day 1999, after a brief and furious battle with cancer (Adeno Carcenoma). Jerry was at home with his wife Teresa and daughters Rebecca, Alison, and son Logan. Funeral Services will be held in Cookville, TN on Sunday November 14th at 2pm cst. Hotel rooms are blocked at the Holiday Inn (931) 526-7125 for Saturday Night. Jerry was a BEST FRIEND to many of us, always a gentlman, and a damn fine officer and pilot. If you have memories or photos you would like to share with his family, please send them to me. Jerry will be missed greatly for his quick wit, generosity, flair, and as a champion of those in need. THANK YOU JERRY FOR BLESSING OUR LIVES!...Stuart Williams stuwilliams@me.com..." [E-Mail Updated 10SEP2011 | E-Mail Updated 14MAR2010 | 12NOV99]

Memorial Picture "...SALAS, AECS Rick...My husband, AECS Richard Salas, passed away February 1, 2018 in Portland, OR. Rick served with VP-31 (1969), VP-1 (1969-1972), VP-50 (1972-1975), VP-31 1975-1978), VP-48 (1978-1981), VP-31 (1981-1984), VP-6 (1984-1987) and CPW-2 (1988-1991)..." Contributed by Barbara Salas rbsalas@msn.com [26JUL2018]

Memorial Picture "...SANDER, CAPTAIN Richard E. (Dick)...My Dad, Richard E. (Dick) Sander, served with VP-731/VP-48 from March 1952 to June 1954 (VP-731 became VP-48 in February 1953). (Dick was the PP2P on the 31 Jul 52 Mig shootdown Fox Blue Mission which was able to safely land at Paengnyong-do Korea. Dick passed on in 1997. He retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1978..." Contributed by his Son Jeff Sander jsander@alum.mit.edu [20OCT2003]

Memorial Picture "...SANDIFORD, AMM1 Brendan...My Father, Brendan Sandiford, passed away 1985. Dad served with VPB-28 (1944-1945) and flew as a FE withn Crew-13. He received the DFC along with 5 Air Medals. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." Contributed by John Sandiford jsandiford@rcn.com [18JAN2011]

Memorial Picture "...SANFORD, Wayne U...Obituary: Wayne U. Sanford - Deseret News (Salt Lake City), August, 2004. Wayne Unsworth Sanford, age 78, passed away Saturday, August 14, 2004 in a Bountiful hospital of heart failure. Wayne served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 - 1946. He was a Top Turret Gunner with the Squadron VPB-198-Crows Landing, CA..." http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_200408/ai_n11471429 [29MAR2005]

Memorial Picture "...SANTTI, CDR Carl...VP 10 1956 - 1957, passed away on December 29, 2008..." Contributed by WILSON, AT2 Robert T. Jr. helgasgardener@gmail.com [29JAN2009]

Memorial Picture "...SARNACKI, Vincent F...In today's (11-12-01) edition of the Albany (NY) Times Union an obituary for Vincent F. Sarnacki was published. According to the obituary, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943 and was an Air Crewman serving with VPB-112 and VPB-114, participating in anti-submarine missions over the North Atlantic during WWII..." Contributed by Frederick R. Miller, PH1, USN Retired joker528@nycap.rr.com [16NOV2001]

Memorial Picture "...SATMARY, George Ellis...My father, George Ellis Satmary, served with VPB-128, VPB-133 and VPB-146. He passed away 53 years ago, when I was 6 months old. I have been trying to find information on him. Does anyone remember flying with him?...Wayne C. Satmary wsatm@msn.com..." [21SEP2004]

Memorial Picture "...SAWYER, Jack...Just got word that one of our Shipmates passed away on the 19th. Jack Sawyer served in VP-22 from about 1961 to 1963. I believe he was in Crew-5. Jack was a good friend. He was the Best Man in my wedding in Honolulu in 1965. Jack lived in Ward, Colorado. He will be missed. Fred King..." Forwarded by WHITE, AT Sidney "Bud" white1@cfl.rr.com [27JAN2012]

SAAM, LCDR Richard D. Retired rdsaam@att.net "...I trained militaril at Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, Officer Training School, NewPort, Rhode Island, Navy Flight School, NAS Pensacola, Florida, Navy Air Navigation School, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, Navy Air Survival School, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, Nuclear Weapons School, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, Navy Air Tactics School, NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-9 (1970-73) flying as a Navy Patrol Plane Navigator(NFO)/Tactical Coordinator/Mission Commander with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Agana, Guam, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Japan, Korea, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, etc. I was one of the last hand chart based Dead Reckoning celestial navigators before GPS in the P-3B. I retired from the United States Naval Reserves..." Personal WebSite: https://profiles.google.com/RDSaam/about [12APR2013]

SABATINE, Joe jjsab@sgi.net "...I was attached to VW-15 from 1956-1959 and flew as an aircrewman with Crew 10. Would like to reastablish contact and exchange information with anyone from th e Willie Victor community..." [12DEC98]

SABOL, David Shipmate Pix dgstomp@juno.com "...Looking for aircrew members from VP-661 1961-1962 when were at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during Cuban missle crisis. Especially LV4. Also crew members from VP-881/VP-882/VP-883 NAS Olathe, Kansas who went with me to join VP-661 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland...VP-45 USN aircrew NAS Bermuda - Radio, Radar, ECM, Julie, Sonar, Ordanance, qualified in P5M-1. Rate ATN2. 1958 - 1960...VP-883 NAS Olathe, Kansas reserve squadron 1960 - 1961 Radio, Radar, ECM, Ordanance, 2nd Mech qualified P2V-6 aircrew...VP-661 - recalled for Cuban missle crisis 1961 - 1962 Patuxent Rive and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Radio, Radar, ECM, Julie, Ordanance, Jezebel qualified P2V-5FS & P2V-7 aircrew, rate AT1..." [E-Mail UPdated 23NOV2004 | 14SEP98]

SABOL, AMH3 Nicholas E. tnsabol@outlook.com "...I served with VP-16 (1958-1960) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 16MAY2017 | E-Mail Updated 14JUN2016 | 31DEC2015]

SABOLEK, Mike usnr@clds.net "...As one of the "youngsters" (VP-8 NAS Brunswick 1978 to 1981), I feel proud to be a member of this select group..."

SACKETT, Dan cpq2qfhy@gte.net "...I served with FASRON-11 out of Alaska from early 1948 to February 1950. Played a lot of softball with some pretty good ball players. I spent time in heavy thirteen during the 1963 WestPac on the Kitty Hawk. I got a taste of patrol aviation when I served with VP-48 from 1958 to 1960. Good softball players there to like Jim Lee (Pitcher). He was one of the best I ever played with. I went back to patrol squadron duty with a short tour in VP-31, then to VP-40, and retired June 1975..." [14APR2000]

SACKETT, Jim jsac3@juno.com "...I was with VQ-2 from 66-69, ECM operator in A-3's & WV's, did a a Det Bravo w/VQ-1 in DaNang in '69. Flew with the greatest A-3 driver ever while in DaNang, Lcdr Mike Maxwell. Will never forget our R&R to Olongapo City!! Looking forward to hearing from some of the friends I made back then..." [08MAY99]

SADEWICZ, Ben bsadewicz@gmail.com "...I served aboard NAS China Lake, California (1970-1974) and worked in Fuels and Salvage..." [11SEP2014]

SADLER, Byron L. bls@glacierview.net "...I was ARM 2/C in VP-71 from June 1941 to Feb. 1943 would like to hear from Shipmates who were in VP-71 during this period..." [E-Mail Updated 21JUL99 | 08MAY98]

SADLER, RM John sadlerjr@cox.net "...I served FAW-6 (1967-1971) at NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was a CW operator..." [12DEC2012]

SADLER, Kenneth [Sandy] ssadler@granis.net "...I was in VP-45, VP-24, VR-1, VR-3, FASRON 821, Mobile FASRON 121, NAS Dahlgren Proving Grounds, HT-8. I see some mates I know. I am new with this computer stuff. Keepem flying men..." [E-Mail Updated 22AUG2000 | 18AUG98]

SADLER, AMHC Russell Retired russsdlr@roadrunner.com "...I served with VP-31 (07/1972), VP-46 (08/1973) and VP-8 (1973-1976)..." [25APR2017]

SADLER, Terry rambunctious@cebridge,net "...I served with VP-11 (1963-1966) at NAS Brunswick, Maine as a Mechanic. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 29JAN2011 | E-Mail Updated 05JAN2003 | 28NOV2001]

SAENZ, QMCM(SS) Bob Retired cob702@verizon.net "...I served with VQ-3 (1971-1972)..." [14OCT2012]

SAENZ, Paul texastribe41@juno.com "...A Pelican (VP-45) from 1982 - 1985. Worked A.T. shop for a little bit. Contact me..." [11DEC2001]

SAFER, ATR2 Donald L. dlsafer@juno.com "...I reported to VT-31 after boot camp. I was with the line crew, December '62 until May '63 while waiting for an opening at NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee for avionics training. While with the line crew I got to jump in Corpus Christi Bay to assist in launch and recovery of P5 Marlins. I also walked wings and rode brakes on P2 Neptunes. I got to wash both types of aircraft. I was also responsible for maintaining proper air pressure in the P5 wheel mounts. NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee radar "A" school June '63 until January '64. I arrived at VAW-11, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, in February '64 a week or two after the first E-2A Hawkeye (Super Fudd). Since I was a highly trained radar technician, I was assigned to the radio shop. The first E-2A did not deploy until October '65 with me in Det C aboard the Kitty Hawk. We returned to San Diego in June '66. I secured from active duty in September as an ATR2. A few months later I joined VP-873, a P2 reserve squadron at NAS Alameda, California until September '68. This is the short version. More can be found on my web site http://www.donsafer.com/..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 23JUL2010 | 13MAR2000]

SAFFRAN, Glenn GlennJr@AOL.com "...Served VP-56 1982 through 1986 with tours to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and NAS Sigonella, Sicily as an AD5. What a Party!..." [01APR98]

SAFRAN, Marcia marciajgs@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-30 from 1983 to 1987..." [10JAN2007]

SAGERHOLM, AMMF2 Frithiof Norris c/o VADM Jim Sagerholmnavsag@aol.com "...My older brother, Frithiof Norris Sagerholm, was an AMMF2/c in VPB-216, and served during the Marianas campaign, for which he was awarded the Air Medal. He was detached from the squadron shortly after the end of the campaign and was sent to the Naval Academy Prep School at Bainbridge, from which he entered the Naval Academy in 1945, graduating in 1949. He subsequently received his naval aviator's wings,and was assigned to VP-46(?), flying the PBM once again, a plane he had helped to build at Martin Aircraft prior to enlisting in 1943. He was a PBM PC in the Korean War, flying out of NAS Iwakuni, Japan. He resigned from the Navy in 1958, and went with the FAA at NAFEC, old NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey, from which he retired in 1978. He resides in Ocean City, NJ. Jim Sagerholm, VADM, USN (Retired)..." [20FEB2008]

SAIENNI, Dante (si) dantesi@bellsouth.net "...I started flying in VP-7 in NAS Brunswick, Maine in the early 60's with P2V5F's (never flew in 7's). From there I went VR-6 @ Mcguire AFB until decommissioning in 1963 or so. From there I went to VP-5 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida and flew as Plane Captain in P2V5F's and then transitioned to P-3A'sin 1966. Went to WestPac based out of NS Sangley Point, Philippines. In 1968 I was an Instructor Flight Engineer in VP-30 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I was in VP-30 for about 4 years then retired from the Navy in VP-24 in 1974. I went to work for VP-30 as a civilian FRAMP Instructror and stayed in the FRAMP Department until 1986. I spent a total of 15 years in VP-30 active and as a civilian instructor. Nice talking to you all..." [29NOV99]

SAINT, CDR Kirk Retired WKS@cs.com "...VP-11 1977-1980, VP-60 1982-1984, VP-93 1990-1992. Retired as a CDR in 1994..." [01FEB2000]

SAKWA, AM3 Brian T. brian.sakwa@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-45 from June 6, 1998 to April 20, 2002. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [22APR2010]

SALAK, Bill Retired cbsalak@gte.net "...I was stationed with VP-4 from October 1957 to March 1959. I was also stationed with VP-46 from May 1972 thru December 1975. I retired from the Navy in 1980 off the USS kitty Hawk. Started as an AOTAN in VP-4..." [31JAN2001]

SALAK, Jay homestead221@aol.com "...I was with VP-22 when at NS Sangley Point, Philippines from November 1969 - May 1970. While there had an earth quake that measured 7.1 on the richter scale, lucky no one was hurt, I was on the second floor of the hanger in a small communications room with no windows when it struck. I remember running down the hall and down the concrete stairs as they were swaying from side to side and could not even stand up on the tarmac, once I got down. Was anyone else there during this time?..." [E-Mail Updated 22APR2002 | 18FEB2000]

SALAMY, Paul S. Salamyp@aol.com "...I was in VP-50 from Sept 89 to June 92 (Decomissioning). I deployed to Cubi Point/Diego Garcia and also to Adak, Alaska. I served on crew 10 and also crew 6. I separated from active duty in October 96 and am now a "drilling reservist" with VP-64 "Condors" in Willow Grove, PA..."

SALAHU-DIN, ADJ1 MSalahudin@aol.com "...Looking forward to seeing all of you in July. I am in contact with ADR 1 Allen; AME 2 Crawford; and AO 1 Turner, who also hope to attend our July Reunion in Vegas! Like to hear from you too. Forgot to mention that we were all in VO-67 (NKP, Thailand)..." [06APR99]

SALAS, AEC Fedele E. Retired eloysent@aol.com "...I was assigned to VP-873, NAS Alameda, California from July 64 to 69. Hope to hear from others assigned there at that time..."

SALAS, AECS Rick Retired rbsalas@msn.com "...I served (FE) with VP-31 (1969), VP-1 (1969-1972), VP-50 (1972-1975), VP-31 1975-1978), VP-48 (1978-1981), VP-31 (1981-1984), VP-6 (1984-1987) and CPW-2 (1988-1991)..." [27JAN2016]

SALAZAR, Jeannette jeannettesalazar@att.net "...I served VP-10 from June 1989 through June 1993..." [E-Mail Updated 29SEP2007 | E-Mail Updated 31DEC2006 | 31MAY2000]

SALDANA, AD1(AW) John "Sal" Retired malo83@sbcglobal.net "...Served in VP-19 from 1980-83. Had a hell of a good time. Made deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Misawa, Japan. Tooooo bad they closed down NAS Moffett Field, California. Served with VQ-1 from 1972-75. It was my first tour of duty and loved it. Made deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines aaahh the cold SAN MIGUEL beer was great. NAS Atsugi, Japan remember PR16? also to DANANG, VN watch for incoming!!!! OSAN, KOREA how about some oscar!! and the USS.RANGER. Rig the barricade!! Worked on all the birds EA3B WHALES, EP-3E ARIES, EC121 CONNIES. And the RA3B Photo birds. To all the people I served with,what a pleasure. A lot of good memories of all the people I worked with. KEEP THE FAITH!...Served with VAW-116 from 1987-1991 aboard the USS RANGER (Top Gun). Best E2C Hawkeye outfit on the west coast -bar none!!! Was the Powerplants Sup/Q.A. rep. Looking for any Mechs that was out there when we went to DESERT STORM, what a ride!!! Who could forget the Liberty, P.I. Pattaya Beach, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Hawaii. Another round of San Miguels to all my Shipmates!..." [E-Mail Updated 09FEB2011 | BIO Updated 06AUG2002 | 17APR2001]

SALIGA, Stan forktaildv@aol.com "...Enlisted in USNR at NAF Washington, D.C. (Andrews AFB) in November 1967. Did my 2 weeks with VP-68-A2 at NS Rota, Spain. Stayed with squadron until regular active duty. First station was NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (earned my AC wings there-Rescue Swimmer). Then went to HC-1-DET6 (Imperial Beach) for deployment to CVW-19 aboard USS Oriskany (CVA34) bound for Yankee Station. Last duty was with HC-2, NAS Lakehurst until January 1971. Got caught up in the personnel cutbacks. Any aircrew that did a WESTPAC, I'm looking for anyone else that attended FAETUPAC S.E.R.E. for some information. Thanks..." [30MAR2002]

SALISBERRY, AMH3 Gary texgab@windstream.net "...I served with VAH-123 and VAH-10 (1960-1962)..." [01SEP2013]

SALLEE, Kathy sallee007@insightbb.com "...I was in VP-30 from '75-'77. Hometown is Lexington, KY..." [05FEB2011]

SALLURDAY, Edwin J. c/o His Son Bill Sallurday sallurday@yahoo.com "...My dad served in the VJ-4 squadron in a Torpedo Bomber during the later part of WWI. He patrolled the East Coast out of Norfolk and served as the on-board mechanic. His pilot was Lt. Braun. Does anyone have any information on VJ-4 or Lt. Braun?..." [18MAY2000]

SALMON, Christy "Cain" sis-anne61@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-31 (10/1979-04/1981) as a Observer..." [14DEC2021]

SALMON, AW1 Gart H. Retired ultramed@colton.com "...I served with VT-2 NAS Pensacola, Florida from 1962 to 1966, AX School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee in 1966, VP-26 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1967 to 1971, VX-1 NAS Key West, Florida and which was moved to Pax River Maryland from 1971 to 1974, VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1974 to 1979, and moved across the field to VP-31 from 1979 until I retired on November 1981..." [24JAN2003]

SALMON, LCDR Tony lovescockers@msn.com "...Hey Shipmates. After pilot training command and while on active duty, I served in VP-40 from 1983-86, VT-6 from '86-'89, VPU-2 from '89-'93. After getting off active duty in Feb. '93, I eventually ended up at VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, and I am still there today..." [21DEC98]

SALOMON, CAPTAIN Ferdinand L. FerdSalomon@mchsi.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1980-1983. I joined the squadron in NAS Jacksonville, Florida right after the NAS Bermuda deployment and then made back-to-back NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployments with the Mad Foxes. My brother, Gate was also in VP-5 from 1981-1984 (I think) and I had the opportunity to fly with his crew on week-long det to NS Rota, Spain (I was the PPC and MC, he was the TACCO!! Lots of fun). I then served with VT-6 from 1983-1986, VPU-2 from 1986-1989, VP-6 as Ops Officer from 1990-1991 (deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska during that time and had to watch Desert Storm on CNN with everyone else), CPW-2 from 1991-1993, VRC-30 from 1993-1996 XO/CO CODs (81 traps), NATO (London!) from 1996-1999, and NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida 1999-2001 Base XO. I am still active, now the Chief of Staff for Chief of Naval Education and Training at NAS Pensacola, Florida, probably retire in 2004. Would be interested to hear from any Shipmates I served with!..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 27JAN2003 | 02DEC2002]

SALOMON, Phil M. phil.salomon@jpl.nasa.gov "...I served with VU-3 (1952-1954) NAS Point Mugu, California then at NAS Reim Field, CA with a deployment to Miho, Japan. We provided radio-controlled F6F's for ship and missle shoots..." [06JUN2013]

SALSBURY, Paul Cory Call2paul@aol.com "...! Are there any VW-2 Det ABLE Martin Mercator, P4M, officers or crew, either flight crew or electronics, from Port Lyautey, Fr Morroco, 1950-1953 who will contact me please?..." [14DEC98]

SALTER, AW2(AW) Chuck saltydog@insightbb.com "...I served with VP-45 from October 1981 to October 1984 and VP-1 from December 1984 to January 1986. I would like to here from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 31JAN2007 | 15JAN2002]

SALVADOR, AMS1 Joel salvador.j@hsl51.navy.mil "...VP-22 was my first squadron in the Navy. I was stationed there from 1985-89. Made two deployment in NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and one in NAS Adak, Alaska. I was on the P-3B before the squadron changed to P-3C and decommissioned. Keep honking bule geese..." [03AUG99]

SALVADOR, CAPTAIN Miguel "Mike" Retired salvadormiguel@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-67 (1977) as a Argentine Naval Aviator. I had the opportunity to be instructed (6 months) in SP-2H Neptune and brought four of these aircraft to my country and also take two of these to Davis–Monthan Air Force Base..." [26AUG2013]

SALYER, AMM3 Merle c/o His Son Cecil Salyer salshak@picusnet.com "...My father served on VPB-198 and flew PV1 and PV2 aircraft in 1945. His name is Merle Salyer. He was an AMM3c. If anyone has information on his crewmates or pictures, please contact me..." [01JAN2001]


SAMMONS, YN3 Barton beach4509@netzero.com "...I served with VP-771 (1953) at NAS Los Alamitos, California, transfered to a Reserve unit in Eureka, CA while attending Humboldt State University and returned to NAS Los Alamitos, California (1955-1958) as a Station Keeper. I now live three miles of NAS Los Alamitos, California..." [16JAN2012]

SAMPLES, Billy billsamp@juno.com "...I served with VP-49 in NAS Bermuda from mid 1952 until May 1956. I was a crewmember of EA-10 as an electronics technician. Buddy Beloit was Crew Chief. Would love to hear from fellow crew members or other VP-49 personnel who were in Bermuda during that time..." [02AUG2002]

SAMPSON, AE3 Corey Drinkb52s@aol.com "...AE3 Sampson here, just one of the many "Onewires" of VP-23 from 1988-1992. I cannot believe I have missed this site all these years. I tell my wife about all the fun I had in NAS Brunswick, Maine, NAS Bermuda, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, NS Rota, Spain, and of course Munich Germany, with all of my friends and co-workers, but sadly have lost touch with everyone. The only people I have seen in the past ten years have been AE1 Powell (who is probably a Master Chief by now), AE2 Whittaker (who is flying everyone around in his Delta Airlines jet), and AE3 Wade (or is it Doctor M. Wade now). I hope everyone is doing great!! I live in Orlando, Florida (home of the Mouse) and work as a project manager for an electrical contractor. I am currently enrolled at UCF chasing down a degree in Electrical Engineering (one day I will finish, I think???) I would love to hear from everyone that was a ground pounder in the trenches with the rest of us back in the day (No offense to the fly boys, just did not know you guys to well). Here is a short list of those involved, not everyone, sorry, the mind just does not work as well as it used to (LOL!!!) but you know who you are - AEC Powell, AE2 Desatellas (sorry Michelle I know I misspelled it) AE3 M. Wade, AE1 Ellis, AD3 Cozzy, AD2(AW) Fields, AMH2 Wade, AMH3 Stevenson, AMH3 Daniels,AT3 Garutti, AEAN Goforth, AD3 Matthews. I had soooo much fun those four years!!!! Just cannot forget it!! Oh, almost forgot, the LT. that was in charge of the AE shop in 1992 (you have a son named Nicholas) and we used to joke about him being a hit man named "Nick, yo Nick". Love to hear from you also. Take care everyone, talk with you soon!..." [03OCT2002]

SAMPSON, Jon "Sam" jonsampson@earthlink.net "...I served with VQ-1 from November 1969 to December 1973 as crewman on EP-3B Orions..." [E-Mail Updated 20JUL2006 | E-Mail Updated 20NOV2001 | 06MAR2000]

SAMPSON, Mark A. mksampson@earhlink.net "...Was a Sensor One in VP-9 from late 1980 to September 1984. The squadron was deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska at the time when I was transferred to FASOTRAGRUPAC Det NAS Moffett Field, California. Was on Crew 8 the whole time. Let me know where you are!..." [29JAN2005 | 15SEP99]

SAMS, ATR3 Dave dsams2@comcast.net "...Hello Shipmates. I served with VP-17 from 1968 to 1971. We deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan / NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (1969-1970) and NS Sangley Point, Philippines/Utapao, Thailand (1970-1971). I was rated as an ATR-3 but worked in the Communication group as a Yeoman. (If you have the Iwakini Cruise I'm the skinny guy holding the dog in our Communications picture) I'm heavy into Quality Control and have been working with companies that make defense related products for the Army and Navy since I left the squadron. Look forward to hearing from y'all. Has anyone heard from Kieth Hunsicker, Wayne Garrett, Rick Long, Rick Evans, LCDR May, LT Esty or LT Puchalla?..." [E-Mail Updated 23MAY2003 | 14FEB99]

SAMS, RM3 Reece grandparentsgloat@hotmail.com "...I served aboard NAF Naples, Italy (1964-1967)..." [17JAN2012]

SAMSEL, Walter sbdsam@alltel.net "...I served with VJ-11 during WWII out of Brisbane flying the SBD-Dauntless..." [22DEC2005]

SAMUELS, CDR Art Retired arthursamuels@aol.com "...I served with VP-49 (03/1973-05/1976), CPW-11, ASWOC, VP-24 (1982-1984), Naval War College, USS Albany (CG-10), US Readiness Command and Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility (AFWTF) Underwater Tracking Range. Retired 10/87 and I own numerous Jewelry Businesses in South Florida. My wife Reggie and I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [26MAY2020]

SAMUELSON, Gary glnsams@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-50 in October 1974 to December 1977. Made trisite deployment January to June 1975 and NAS Misawa, Japan from August 1976 to February 1977. I navigated for Crew 1 and TACCOed for Crew 8. I served with VP-31 from December 1977 to 1980 when I left Navy. Went to work for Lockheed Missiles & Space and still there. I enjoyed my VP time completely and thoroughly and would still be doing it if the Navy would have let me. But life goes on. I would enjoy hearing from any of my Shipmates in those squadrons..." [E-Mail Updated 22JAN2007 | 28MAY2001]

SAMUELSON, Kenneth R. Shipmate PixCirca 1955 krsmws@juno.com "...I served with FASRON-102 as Supply Officer in SP 9 from late 1954 until July 1956. Would love to hear from some of my fellow squadron members from that period..." [Added Pix 09SEP2004 | 08SEP2004]

SANBORN, AT3 Pete psanborn2@earthlink.net "...Hello fellow VP'ers. One of the BEST times in my life was serving with the great guys in VP-19 from 1968 to 1971. I made the NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployments flying radios (AT-3) in crews 12 and 4. I also participated in Operation Milrow in Alaska (with Crew 12) and made the Vietnam detachment out of NAS Iwakuni, Japan (10 days in NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam). After I separated from the Navy in 1971, I reenlisted in 1972 and ended up as a plank owner in an EA-6B squadron, VAQ-136. When the squadron deployed aboard the Kitty Hawk I went to AIMD in NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and ended up as the night shift supervisor. I have already made contact with several former Shipmates and look forward to renewing contact with others from Big Red. Good times, great guys, great squadron. Let me hear from you..." [24MAR2004]

SANCHEZ, Joel M. ramairv@gmail.com "...I joined VP-62 (Naval Reserve) in 1973 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and went to Boot Camp and "A" School at NAS Millington, Tennessee and back to VP-62 with a deployment to NS Rota, Spain. I tansfered to NAS Tampa and was discharged in 1979. I am still living in Tampa..." [29SEP2009]


SANDBERG, Jack jacksandberg@msn.com "...I served with VPB-25 from early 1945 until December 1945. Stationed at Linguyan gulf, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and different tenders..." [24NOV2002]

SANDEL, Earl W. ddolan53@aol.com "...I was assigned VD-1 November 1942 after spending 11 months with VJ-2, NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii April 1943 to February 1944 stationed Carney Field Guadalcanal, assigned flight crew 83 and 82--LT Eady and LT Corbett..." [10MAR2002]

SANDERS, Arthur artsanders@yahoo.com"...I served in the US Navy from August 1951 through June 1962. I was stationed at FAWTULANT (Fleet All Weather Training Unit Atlantic), NAS Boca Chica, Florida from January 1952 through June 1954. Any former colleagues are invited to write. Visited there last year, and the base has changed so very much..." [11MAY2003]

SANDERS, Bill W. bsandwallsms@aol.com "...I served wtih VP-30 from 1962 to 1963. Also during that time I was also detached to FAW-11 for the Navy's first integrated shop format. If my memory serves me I was on the Doppler team. During this time VP-30 took possession of the first Electra version (P-3A) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. To show what a small world this really is my son was deploying to NAS Sigonella, Sicily during the same period I was consulting with an Oil Company in Tunis, Tunisia, needless to say I would carve out a week or two during each deployment to visit. In a conversation with his CO I mentioned the first P-3A story to him. The next day he called and asked me to meet on the flight line. He had gone through the records and discovered that very plane in his squadron..." [19AUG2004]

SANDERS, Earle L. spanamac@bellsouth.net "...I was stationed with VP-49 NAS Bermuda from 1957 to 1958. I served as a Photographers Mate. At that time there was VP-49, FASRON-111 and a Coast Guard detachment, later VP-45 moved in. At that time there were only seaplanes there, mostly P5Ms. From what I have been reading, four engine land planes were used at a later time. Obviousely the old NAS had been moved, they could not have landed a Piper cub on our base. I have not been able to find out to where it was moved. I can only assume it was around Kindley Field..." [E-Mail Updated 17APR2005 | 05AUG2002]

SANDERS, Ira irasanders@comcast.net "...I served with VP-832 at NAS New York, New York from 1964 to 1970..." [BIO Updated 07APR2011 | 23JUN2010]

SANDERS, AO2 Larry (Sandy) ljs29526@sccoast.net "...I served with VP-24 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and NAS Jacksonville, Florida. In the mid 1970's I was an AO2 and worked with a bunch of great guys. I would very much like to hear from any of them. I also spent two years in Beeville, TX. I got out of the Navy in 1978. The years have made a lot of the names hard to recall but I am sure it will all come back if I hear from anyone..." [10OCT2003]

SANDERS, Larry sandersla1@msn.com "...I served with VPB-119. I was a Naval Air Bomber and Bow turret gunner on a Privateer Bomber and we flew patrols on Formosa-Tip of Indochina-Hoi How and Swatow. We flew one patrol on a Typhoon and nearly lost our lives. The bomber following two hours behind us never returned..." [27JAN2003]

SANDERS, YN2 Stan irishstan@yahoo.com "...I was a Yeoman with VP-40 from 1984 to 1988. How great it was to find this sight, it brought back many great memories of NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Misawa, Japan and the other locales I was fortunate enough to visit. Take care Shipmates!..." [E-Mail Updated 19OCT2002 | E-Mail Updated 28FEB2001 | 12JUN98]

SANDERS, CPT Tim "Sponge" coloneltsanders@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-90 from 1988 to 1994 just before we were disestablished. I went into the Army National Guard where I received my commission and became an Ordnance (Maintenance) Officer. Now I'm the Training Officer (full-time) for an Army AMMO Battalion. I miss the squadron and all the flights that we had and the fun that went with all the Shipmates (even washing the aircraft and getting soaked with JP-8 on the windy days of Chicago). I hope that a lot of the plank holders are still around..." [E-Mail Updated 30MAR2012 | 20OCT2003]

SANDERSON, Fred JanaFred@cs.com "...I was with VP-4 from 1986 through 1989, including two deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska and one to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I left the Navy after a tour in NAF Naples, Italy, and now live in Stockton, Calfornia. I would love to hear from former crewmembers and squadronmates..." [17JUN99]

SANDIDGE, YN Scott scottandcecelia@telepak.net "...I served with VP-40 from 84-87. I was stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California and made detachments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and Okinawa, Japan. I was a Yeoman in the communications dept. I had some pretty good times over the years with some great people. I served under some great officers and senior enlisted personnel who made a great impact on my life. Would like to hear from anyone..." [04NOV2001]

SANDLEBEN, DANA A. Shipmate Pix...circa 1966 Shipmate Pix...circa 1968 dasme@comcast.net "...I WAS IN VP-56 66-69 AT NAS Norfolk, Virginia AND NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. MY RATE WHEN I WAS DISCHARGED WAS ATR2(AC) AND SAT IN RADIO, RADAR, AND ORDINANCE. I WAS THE FIRST (THAT I KNOW OF) TO GET AIRCREW WINGS AS AN AIRMAN(E-3). I HAD ALL MY QUALS COMPLETED AFTER THE SQUADRON TOUR IN NAS Sigonella, Sicily...." [E-Mail Updated 01MAR2002 | 27DEC97]

SANDLIN, Ron ron@rideinc.com "...I served in VP-10 from 1990-95 with CAC-3 (Mules) as an IFO. My counterpart was Clay McDaniel (GD). Looking to hear from any old Shipmates. I currently live in Seattle. (Anyone remember me, Clay, Gabbard, Frog, Sundeen, Novak and the rest of the gang?) Rookie: where are you? Conductor (Mickey Dent). CAC-3 HLM!..." [09JUL99]

SANDLIN, Terry G. sandlinterry@att.net "...I served VP-10 (10/1963-10/1964). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [15NOV2018]

SANDOVAL, Angel c/o Daughter theresa.guerrero@sbcglobal.net "...My father, Angel Sandoval, served with PATSU-17 during WWII. Dad would like to hear (I will forward all e-mail) from former Shipmates..." [12NOV2013]

SANDOVAL, Chris christopher.sandoval.1@us.af.mil "...I served with VT-29 (07/1965-10/1968)..." [10SEP2014]

SANFORD, Bob "Sandy" gourmet812@aol.com "...I served with VPB-127 formed in NAS DeLand, Florida. Off to Brazil May 1943 as ARM 3/c. Assigned to Radar Maint School June 1944. Returned to Bahia/Ipatanga(?) August 44 radio/radar maintenance as ARM 1/c. Discharged NAS Pensacola, Florida November 1947, was USN. We have a Naval Museum in the old Cheif Bosn quarters here on the former DNAS..." [16MAR2002]

SANFORD, John C. c/o His Son Dan Sanford sanfac55@hotmail.com "...My Father, John C. Sanford, served with VP-19/VP-MS-9 NAS Norfolk, Virginia from November 1946 to March 1948 and ATu-10 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas PBM's as a Flight Engineer. He served with a LT(jg) Harris at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Dad is 74 years old and his legs don't work too well plus numerous medical issues. Dad reminices often. Thanks and best regards..." [15NOV2003]

SANFORD, Michael Dean mdsanfo@msn.com "...I did my time with VP-9 from 1992-1994. I am looking for my old Shipmates. Drop me a line..." [24AUG2002]

SANFORD, LCDR Roger Retired Ldo4Cno2@aol.com "...I reported to VP-56 in June 1970 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as an AMS3, deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland that winter. After deployment made the move to NAS Jacksonville, Florida. In Nov 1971, I reenlisted for orders to VQ-2 NS Rota, Spain (1/72-1/76) where I met probably 2 of the craziest people I would meet in my career (Ed Berube and Bob DelGuidiese). Then to AIMD Key West (4/76-4/79). Next VAQ-33 NAS Norfolk, Virginia where I was iniatiated to AMSC (6/79-4/80). AIMD Oceana (4/80-5/82)as an LDO. Next VAW-126 (6/82-7/85). Back to AIMD Key West (8/85-3/88), VS-28 (3/88-4/91). AIMD Mayport (4/91-1/94). CHSLWL Mayport (1/94-8/97) where I retired. Still in Jax. Name is in phone book. Would love to hear from old squadronmates and Shipmates..." [22JUN98]

SANFORD, LCDR Stuart "Stu" Retired stu.sanford@gmail.com "...I enlisted in the Navy in 1971 and after boot camp and A School I was assigned to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines with Fleet Intelligence Center, PACific FACility (FICPACFAC). In 1973 I transferred to VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California. By that time I was an IS2 and worked for Ensign Dale Thornley (sp?) in the AI shop. In 1975 I was discharged early from deployment (I was in NAS Adak, Alaska) to go to college. I graduated from UC Davis in 1979, acquired a commission via AOCS, and was assigned to VS-37 (NAS Moffett Field, California). In 1983 I was transferred to NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Fleet Intelligence Center, PACific (FICPAC). I left the active Navy in 1988 and retired from the Navy Reserve in 1995 as a LCDR. I am a DoD civilian in DC (love it). I would love to hear from any Shipmates who remember me..." [22AUG2008]

SANKEY, Chuck csankey1@columbus.rr.com "...VP-48 from 1972 - 1975 on Crew 3. Have not had any contact with any of the squadron since leaving in 1975 which is regrettable. I have been working for major hospital system in Columbus, OH. since 1999. X-ray and other imaging equipment for the past 25 years has been my livelihood. Would like to here from any friends and acquaintances from the past. I will be in Sunnyvale for a couple of weeks the last of October 2005..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 19SEP2005 | Updated 08JUL98]

SANKEY, David js4352@drexel.edu "...I served with VXN-8 from 1981-1985. I would like to hear from former Shipmates. Hey Kenny - you out there?..." [06MAY2005]

SANTIAGO, Joe SantiagoJ@nsnpt.navy.mil "...Did six years with VP-2 (deployments: Shemya, NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Kodiak, Alaska, CRB, Misawa, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, and TSN Saigon). Would like to hear from (then) Lts Art Bell, Nick Niccum, Joe Obrien, Joe McLaughlin and LCDR Don Swendsen. Also from Nick Aguilar, Chuck Johnson, and CDR Chuck Peterson. My best years in the navy was with the "Neptunes"..." [E-Mail Updated 02JAN2001 | 31MAY98]

SANTIAGO, ABCH Joe Retired joeterry@fdn.com "...Just wanted to send my regards out to my old Shipmates of VP-10. I served in VP-10 from August of 1978 until May of 1980, made the 1978 NAS Bermuda and 1979 NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal Deployments. I was the Line Chief. If anyone remembers me please feel free to contact me. Look forward to hearing from you..." [27MAR2001]

SANTORO, AD3 Albert L. pea9paw@aol.com "...I served with VS-837, activated October 1961, AD3, member of the rat pack..." [05MAR2007]

SANTOS, AMS1 Ralph Retired ralph104_2000@hotmail.com "...I served with Catbird (original 1020 crewmember) and phased into P-3A BUNO: 150511. I retired in July 1992 and now live in Florida..." [18JUL2010]

SARGE, Carmen R. crsarge@usa.com "...in the '60's, the U.S.S. Hornet, VS-37, VP-1, S2F Trackers, P2V-7 Neptunes, Adak Alaska, saltwater fishing, cruising the Gulf between Boca Grande and Marco Island..." WEBSITE: http://homestead.juno.com/crsarge2 [E-Mail/URL Updated 01AUG2000]

SARGENT, John B jbsarg@Juno.com "...I served with VP-94 from its origination until the squadron was decommisioned. We Had 15 PBY5A's and operated throughout WW II in Brazil. WE sank U-590 and U-662 off the coast of Northern Brazil near the mouth of the Amazon..." [08JUN98]

SATOKA, Joe "Mama" oldboy@spils.com "...I served with VP-17 1975-1979. I am now working for the U.S. Postal Service..." [11FEB2003]

SATTERFIELD, AEC Dick Retired gemstar@ibm.net "...Started with P-3's in WST, NATC Pax Riv. in '64 then to VP-9 and VP-31. Retired from VP-47 in Jan of '76 as an AEC. One outfit not mentioned is Weapons Systems Test Div. as a P-3 operator. We had the first one - 148276, a convert -ed Electra which was also a prototype Charlie. The other two were 148889 and 152141 which were used as test-beds for test and evaluation of new weapons systems. Interesting tour. Retired for a second time (from IBM) and live in San Jose, CA. Dick Satterfield, former AE ed Electra which also was the Charlie prototype..."

SATTERFIELD, AE2 Donald L. sattdon@aol.com "...Served with VP-31 in 1967 and 1968. I got out of the Navy on Jan 24th 1968. My rate was AE-2. I came to VP-31 from across the hangar from VR-8 when VR-8 disbanded. It sure makes me feel good to see the P-3 and the C-130's fly today and know I was working on some simular in the 60's. I loved the C-130 it was a great Aircraft and still is. I flew as a crew member on the P-3 but never really like the plane. The main reason not many people got out of them when they went down. Still a great Bird. I live in Jacksonville, FL. now. I enjoyed the years in the Navy and wouldn't take anything for them. Was on the USS Oriskany in 1965 when we went to Vietnam with VA-152. Hope everyone likes my in puts take care and have a great day..." [BIO Updated 07MAR2009 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 07JUN2008 | BIO Updated 11FEB2004 | 31AUG97]

SATTERLEE, AT2 Mark M. msatterlee6@msn.com "...I served with VP-42 from 1958 and was there until release to active reserve July 1961. Was an AT radioman assigned to Crews 9, 3, 2, and 8. In September 1960 several of us were assigned to ferry a newly equipped P5 to NS Sangley Point, Philippines for use by sister squadron VP-40. We returned to NAS North Island, San Diego, California but not without incident. During a takeoff run at NAS Midway Island, we hit something in the water that rupture the hull directly below the electronic compartment. We managed to get the airplane proberly beached before it sank. We were at NAS Midway Island the month of November 1960 fixing the plane for further transport to the bone yard in San Diego. My final assignment was Crew 8 which received one of the last SP5's Martin ever produced I think it was 147947 and was a real gem. Anyway, I'd be interested to see some Reunion for the Sister squadrons VP-40, VP-42 and VP-46..." [E-Mail Updated 24OCT2018 | E-Mail Updated 29DEC2002 | 17FEB99]

SATTERWHITE, Bob bstex@charter.net "...I served with VP-2 (1962-1965). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07JAN2012]

SATTERWHITE, Charlie charliesatterwhite@live.com "...I served with VP-30 (1960-1962) and VP-11 (1962-1963)..." [09MAY2012]

SAUER, AE3 Gary eyeh8sno@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-18 fresh out of AE'A' school in spring of 1962. Got out of VP-18 in summer of 1965 (we had just gone to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR). Went to detachments in NS Rota, Spain, Key West, and R/Rds. Greatest squadron in the Navy. Have lists of personnel that went to NS Rota, Spain if anybody wants them. It's been a lot of years but have many fond memories of the FLYING PHANTOMS..." [E-Mail Updated 16MAY2003 | 08MAR98]

SAUER, Lee lsjssauer@aol.com "...I served with FAW-5 (1953-07/1955) as a radioman..." [14SEP2014]

SAUERESSIG, Jim jimsaueressig@yahoo.com "...I grew up in VP-24 from May 1965 through June 1967 thanks to Chief Love, Bruce Herman and Mr. Pearl and many others. Started on crew four as the MAD operator, then to crew ten as JEZ. Graduated from college on the GI bill, then my wife and I raised four sons in Fargo. Two have been through the Navy and are now in college and had the same growing experiences. I would love to hear from any of my former squadron mates..." [E-Mail Updated 24JUN2002 | 09SEP99]

SAUERMILCH, John Jr. jsauermilc@aol.com "...I served with VP-46 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1967 to 1969. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [23JUN2010]

SAUNDERS, David H. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=2473 "...David H. Saunders - NFL Number: 2473 - Date of Birth: 8/9/1925 - Date In: 1/1/1943 - Date Out: 1/1/1946 - City, State: Kenmore, NY - Aircraft Flown: SNB-1, PBM-3S, PBM-5, PBY-5 and Blimp - Ship or Unit: VPB-100 - Pilot Desg.: Combat Aircrew - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Pacific Associations/Service Organizations: VFW American Legion Esprit DeCorps Corps of Engineers - Highest personal decoration or award: Good Conduct Medal - Significant Achievements: Survived crash of PBM-3 off Necker Island in Hawaii. Received an Honorable Discharge Took equivalent Associate Degree - In Memoriam? No..." [10DEC2005]

SAUNDERS, ADJ2 Harry hwsaund@msn.com "...I served with VR-2 after A school in 1956. I worked for chief Aielo in the prop shop. I was sent to Hawaii to assemble a prop for the #3 pos. a/c 446 and returned on it, which turned out to be quite a ride. CDR Binkley & LT Ragsdale did a great job getting us down in one piece. I then served with VA-63 until I was discharged. I went home and attended college for a year then on to the AirForce to become a Navigator, completing my time there, I went to work for the airlines as an A&P mech, in 2000 retired from Northwest after 34 years, I have many fond memories of the squadron and people I worked with. At 72 my memory won't recall names, only good times and faces..." [03JUL2009]

SAUNDERS, AT2 Hogie Hogie@yadtel.com "...I wasn't in a VP squadron, but I had a good friend Daniel Atkinson "Boone" that was. I was stationed at NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1988 to 1991. I was with VR-24 "Lifting Eagles". I transfered to VQ-4 just before the move to Tinker. My EAOS came up and I decided to go civilian. Anyhow, I miss good old NAS Sigonella, Sicily. What a time. NAS Patuxent River, Maryland was fun too. Hey Boone if your out there give me a ring. With a name like Hogie you can't forget me, so if you know me drop me a line. 1986 -1992..." [12MAY2001]

SAUNDERS, AK2 Joseph H. saunders@ix.netcom.com "...Jersey Joe Lives! Although a lot more quietly than when I was in VP-1. I've also reformed my life... I got out of the Navy in 92. It was good to see VP-1 when I was at NSF Diego Garcia in 91/92. I'd like to hear from any of the VP-1 Alumni..." [15JUN98]

SAUNDERS, Richard (Dick) rsaunders3@aol.com "...I was lucky to serve as a pilot in three VP squadrons. VP-28 (P2V-5F) from December 1956 to June 1960, VP-31 (SP2H and SP2E) from June 1960 to February 1963, and VP-46 (P-3A) From February 1963 to July 1965. Would like to hear from Shipmates..." [05JUL2000]

SAUNDERS, Wayne c-wsaunders@emailmsn.com "...I served with VP-64 from August 1987 to March of 1991. I was an AD and I started out in the line shack working under Dave "Smitty" Smith. I spent most of my time tad to w/c 400 at AIMD working in w/c 41l. I had alot of good friends in both the squadron and at AIMD and my time in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania were some of the best. It is nice to see some names I recognize and look forward to hearing from anyone who served there at that time , and remembers me. I got there as a ADAA and left as AD2..." [26FEB2000]

SAURERS, AE3 Dave saurersd@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-42 (1967-1968) and flew with Crew-6 (Golden Screw). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [26FEB2012]

SAVAGE, ATN3 Dave alpha.pro@comcast.net "...I served with VT-24 from 1962 to 1963 as an ATN3. Our squadron was flying the F9F-8T during the Cuban missle crisis. ATN2 John H. Jones and Adam Gintz were a couple of old buddies. Steaks cooked outside the mess hall on the grill on Saturdays were a treat! Rockport Beach was a favorite. - Carrier quals on the Lexington - those were the good old days!..." [E-Mail Updated 09SEP2008 | 03AUG2003]

SAVAGE, ATN3 Henry B. "HB" hbs1943@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-2 (Crew-6) from 1962 to 1964. We deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Kodiak, Alaska and Shemya. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [15SEP2008]

SAVAGE, Robin John savagemotorsports@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1979 to 1981, Utility Aircrewman, Second Mech, and Flight Engineer. Went to VP-40 CAC2 (Screw 2 - Rippers Raiders). First Blue card from R.C. Hunter and Ran NATOPS for two years. Left activte duty and joined VP-91 from 1983-1998. Done'em all P-3/A/B/C. Took Delivery of the last one 163295 for the reserves. I retired on 1 April, 1999 with 22 years service..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 05SEP2002 | 10JUN98]

SAVAGE, Thomas savpbm@hutchtel.net "...As short as my duty was with VP-731...I would like to hear from fellow shipmates..."

SAVALA, Jose jsavala@houston.rr.com "...I served with VAP-61 from 1965 to 1967. It's great to have finally found someone. I was buddies with Garcia, Castro, Ingleking, and Dagangd. I also worked in Photo Shop. I would like to comunicate for old Shipmates..." [09AUG2003]

SAVERIEN, Gary winenwoods@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1959-1961) with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Atsugi, Japan and 3 detachments to Shemya (which included NAS Adak, Alaska)..." [23FEB2014]

SAVERUD, PH3 John M. JMS4141@AOL.COM "...I would like to here from anyone in VP-9 between Aug 1961 and Aug 1962..." [09JUL98]

SAVICKI, Dan savd@juno.com"...1965 through 1968..."

SAVIEO, AT3 Gene gsavieo@gmail.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1953 to 1956. I flew as a Radioman on numerous crews ending up on Crew-2. and other crews as well. We deployed NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco (1953), NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1955), NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and others..." [09DEC2009]

SAVOY, Lynn W. lynn.savoy@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-26 (1980)..." [04JUN2014]

SAWYER, Kurt ksawyer@woh.rr.com "...During the period of 1979 to 1993 I served with VP-48, VP-1, VP-22 and NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 17FEB2012 | E-Mail Updated 11MAR2000 | 30NOV99]

SAWYER, AOCS AW/NAC Mark Retired oldordie@comcast.net "...I served with VP-31 (1976-1978) at NAS Moffett Field, California in Ordnance Maintenance and as an Instructor, VP-1 (1979-1982) On Crew-6 (Ordnanceman), Fleet Replacement Aviation Maintenance Program (FRAMP) Instructor for the F/A-18 (1983), tours with 2 VFA squadrons, 2 Air Wing Staff's and 2 tours with Strike Fighter Weapons School, retiring in 1998. Currently living in Nashville, TN. Have kept in contact with retired Flight Engineer Al Parsons, AOCM retired Tim Carrol from VP-1...." [04SEP2013]

SAWYERS, PH1 (NAC) John islandcop@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-6 (1983 to 1987), PMTC (1987 to 1991) and VP-69 (present)..." [21SEP2003]

SAXER, AMSC(AW) Charles Retired aurora1@cfl.rr.com "...I served with VP-24 (most enjoyable times and where I made Chief)..." [31OCT2013]

SAXON, Walter E BMWESAXON@aol.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1962 through 1963. I was radio operator on Crew 2 Card file 2 ER4L. I went to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and served until September 1963. I was sent to hosp in Germany then back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida and on to VF-101 in Key West, FL. My name was on our plane and all..." [11AUG99]

SAXTON, Gerald F. c/o His Stepson Robert Kay Disp403@aol.com "...My stepfather Gerald F. Saxton (1920-1992) was in the NAVY duing WWII from March 1942 thru December 1945. According to his discharge papers he flew with PF Hdqrts Squad, FAW-2, VP-71, Hedron, and FAW-14. I'm looking for anyone who might have know him. The discharge papers also list the schools he was in and that his rank at discharge was "Avaition Radioman 1/c (CA) V6". Thanks..." [29JUL2001]

SAYE, Robert (Bob) P. c/o his son Jim Saye jwsaye@negia.net or james.w.saye@lmco.com "...My father served as an electrician in VP-6 from 52-53 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and in NAS Kodiak, Alaska. His name is Robert (Bob) P. Saye and he was from Athens, Ga. and still living in Ga. If you served with him or know anyone who may have please e-mail me. Thanks..." [08SEP98]

SAYER, PR Gayla gaylasayer@mac.com "...I served with VP-50 from 1978 to 1982. I was a Parachute Rigger for most of that time. I would love to hear from any of my Shipmates. I look back on those times with a smile..." [16APR2003]


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SAYLOR, Bill billsaylor1@msn.com "...I served on the USS Valcour (AVP-55) from 1946 to 1948. West coast shakedown, East Coast duty, then stationed in canal zone, with visits to Venezuela, Cuba, Jamaica and other spots..." [04FEB2009]

SAYLOR, David freelens01@gmail.com "...I served with VP-50 (1965-1970) with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I remember the day SG-13 ( In Memorial for lost friends January 6th, 1967) didn't return. It was a very sad day for all of us..." [26APR2013]

SAYLOR, Dennis L. dlsaylo@attglobal.net "...I served with VP-11 from January 1955 to November 1956. I flew with Crew 5 (HB5 P2V-5 BUNO: 131472) and Crew 1 (HB1 P2V-7 140430). I flew with registered Shipmates DeLuca and Goodale. Our PC during that time was CDR Hodges (XO in 1955 and CO in 1956). I made two Malta deployments, one Londonderry, one Springboard, and and various minor deployments. I was happy in VP-11 and would have stayed to the end of my enlistment, but the Navy had other plans and shipped me off to NAS Pensacola, Florida where I was scheduled for a training squadron of beat-up SNB'S. One night at the club while crying in my beer, I learned of an opening with the Blue Angels,and scheduled an interview the next morning. I was accepted and my orders were changed, but I did not endear myself to the base personnel officer. I spent 1957 with the Blue Angels, reenlisted in late 1957 and went to AE(B) school at NATTC NAS Jacksonville, FloridaA. After (B) school I requested VP duty, but was sent to VW-12 (newly formed AEW squadron at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Midway Island). VW-12 was integrated into AEWBarRonPac (Airborne Early Warning Barrier Squadron Pacific), which became the largest aviation squadron in the Navy. I am a Plank Owner of AEWBarRonPac and a member of the Willie Victor Roster..." [11JUL2003]

SAYLOR, Troy SAYLOR@bigriver.net "...started out in VP-5 82-93, then VP-30 as NATOPS/Alternate Fleet NATOPS Flight Engineer 93-96. Served with VP-40 in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Currently serving with BUPERS Memphis as a P-3 Flight Engineer/E6 Reel Operator Detailer..." [Updated 12MAR98]

SAYLOR, Jim jfs0758@eagle.sbeach.navy.mil "...I served in VP-6 from 65-70, VP-31 from 74-77 and VP-47 from 77-80. I threw in a little shore duty in-between at NAS Bermuda, NAF El Centro, and NAS Key West. Two tours onboard the USS Kitty Hawk 83-87 and 92-93 and one tour onboard USS Tarawa. Retired in 93. Would like to hear from any of my former Shipmates. "AO's forever..." [21OCT98]

SAYRE, Edwin D. pbmpilot@home.com "...I was in VP-44 in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone from July 1947 to October 1949. At that time we flew PBM Martin Mariners. We were there in Panama with VP-40 which also flew PBM aircraft and VP-7 which had P2V aircraft. VP-44 and VP-40 shared airsea rescue duty in NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. We were there three months and then switched for three months. We all had a great time in VP-44 in Panama. We worked from 7:30AM to 1:30PM and relaxed the rest of the day. We had very nice quarters and a beautiful O Club. Our wives had very good shopping at the Ship Service and the Canal Zone stores. We did Seaplane Tender operations with the tender based in Panama, but I can't remember the name of it. I have some good pictures of the PBMs in Panama if you want them..." [07NOV2000]

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