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Memorial Picture Shipmate PixCirca 1945 "...SLACK, AMM2 Gerald William c/o Teresa Slack...My Father passed away August 12, 2011. I recently became very interested in Dad's military service during WWII. Dad entered the U. S. Navy in 1943 and eventually served with VPB-124 flying with Crew-2 aboard the PB4Y-2. At the end of the war, Dad earned the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and WII Victory Metal. I would love to hear from anyone that may have known my father. Thank you..." Contributed by Teresa Slack teresa.slack@yahoo.com [17SEP2017]

Memorial Picture "...SLIWINSKI, CDR Daniel "Ski" c/o Toni Bamford...Would love to hear from anyone who served with my Father, CDR Daniel Sliwinski (aka SKI). Dad passed away in 1992. He served with VP-24, VX-6 and went to the ice in 1956 with Operation Deep Freeze. Anything you can share would be greatly appreciated. Please just put Ski in your request if my spam tries to block you. Thanks!...Toni Bamford ttbamford@q.com..." [29FEB2008]

Memorial Picture "...SLOAN, AWCS Frank D...VP-4 1977-1982 Frank Duane Sloan, 61, of Spotsylvania County passed away Thursday, March 20, 2008. He was the husband of Pace Pajarillo Sloan. Mr. Sloan was a retired U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam. He was an operations specialist with the United States Postal Service. Mr. Sloan was born in West Burlington, Iowa, Aug. 8, 1946, a son of James H. Sloan of Utah and the late Marie Swan Sloan. He is survived by two sons, Stanley L. Sloan of Spotsylvania and Ivor Sloan of Oklahoma; three daughters, Christina C. Roth and her husband, Gary, of Long Island, N.Y., Maile Sloan Haxton and her husband, Rob Kelley, of South Carolina and Jennifer Sloan Mims and her husband, Kevin, of Texas; a brother, Wray Sloan; two sisters, Judith Cline and Joyce Smith, all of Iowa; grandsons, Gavin Roth, Matthew Haxton and Brennan Mims; granddaughters, Samantha Haxton and Amber Magdaleno and her husband, Jose; and a great-grandson, Jose Bryant Magdaleno. A funeral will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel with interment following in Quantico National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at the funeral home..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [18MAY2011]

SLADE, Jim jslade@awinc.com "...I served with VP-4 at Barber's Point from Jun 69 to Jul 70 as an AO. Would love to hear from anyone from then. Jim Slade..."

SLADKY, Ken sladky@aol.com"...Served in VP6 as an AT2. Flew as Radar Op. aboard P2V 1950-1952 Kodiak, Whidbey, Barbers Point, Tachikowa, Johnson, Atsugi. Would like to here from old buddies..."

SLAGHT, AT Edward edwaslo@hotmail.com "...I served with VAQ-137 (1981-1986) as an AT working in AIMD..." [03OCT2012]

SLAGLE, ABH3 John W. slag5845@att.net "...I served with VP-40 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California launching and recovery of the old P5M and VP-31. I retired as a Special Agent - U.S. Department of Justice...." [E-Mail/BIO 13OCT2012 | 14JUN99]

SLASHINSKI, William "Ski" ewsheldon@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22. Our crew that was started in September 1944 at the NAS Banana River, Florida. The training continued in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and then to NAS Alameda, California. Flights progressed to Pacific, with the culmination taking place out of Hong Kong about March 1946. Would like to be in contact with any of our crew. The only ones that I have contact with, are Pilot T. Huffman, His Son, Bradley and the Son of Robert Atchison, David. By the way, the last name is now "Sheldon" I'm currently writing about my Navy experience and would appreciate any information and pictures that are available. Thank you..." NAVY BIO WebSite: Sheldon_Biography.html [E-Mail Updated 29OCT2009 | E-Mail Updated 07MAY2007 | NAVY BIO WebSite Updated 09MAR2006 | 16DEC2005]

SLATER, Cliff "Snuff X" cbslater@swbell.net "...From the farm in Montana to A School in Memphis in 1968. On to VP-31 Det B at NASNI (P-2V Neptune), then to VQ-1 in NAS Atsugi, Japan. Just an "airdale tweet" (ATR2) flying from NAS Atsugi, Japan to NS Sangley Point, Philippines to Taipai to DaNang to Korat to Agana to Singapore to Cam Rhan Bay and who remembers where else. And with Stubb X and Mumbles, OD, Drifty, the Major, Louie the Fly, Gunny, and the rest - how did we get there? VP-31 Det B 1968-69, VQ-1 1970-1972..." [18JUN98]

SLATER, AME2 John E. slater156@comcast.net "...I served in VXN-8 from 1990 till disestablishment. I was an AME2 when I was there out in the trailer..." [17AUG2007]

SLATER-LUNSFORD, AX1 Wayne waynesl@waynesl.com "...I served with VP-17 (1976-1980) and Instructor duty NATTC (1981-1985). Now I'm sitting in Iroquois Point, Hawaii housing visiting my daughter and grandkids..." [28JUN2012]

SLATON, Hoyt W. c/o His Son Hoyt D. "Sonny" Slaton hdslaton@mindspring.com "...My Dad ,"Hoyt W. Slaton" was with VS-57, New Caledonia, 1942-43 I believe..." [19MAR2000]

SLATTENGREN, AE2 Michael mjslatt@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-31 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California from June 1966 to August 1968 (we flew the P2V) and VP-22 from August 1968 to April 1970 as an AE2 in the Electric shop. I caught the squadron in NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (August 1968) with detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (and Japan when a typhoon was heading to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan). We returned to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in January 1969. Left for 2nd deployment NS Sangley Point, Philippines (November 1969) with detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. I mustered out of Navy April 1970..." [01JUN2009]

SLAUGHENHOUPT, AK2 J. Elmer slaug33@aol.com "...I served with Mobile FASRON-121 (1952-1956) at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. I played on the NAS Chincoteague, Virginia and 5th Naval District Softball Team - we were the undefeated champions!..." [04AUG2014]

SLAUGHTER, William "Randy" slaug6081@aol.com "...Enlisted at the Federal Building in downtown Dallas, Texas November 1966 and started my boot camp adventure in San Diego March 13, 1967 with Company 164 commanded by MM1 Herb Brewer. Brewer was from Arkansas and made life particularly hard for the group of Texans in 164. From RTC San Diego I reported to VP-17 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington on June 16, 1967 and was given the weekend off to explore the beautiful island. After muster on Monday morning I was given my first duty as a regular sailor......wash a P2 Neptune. As the months of training for a tour overseas continued I learned how to mop floors, get up early to work in the chow hall and continue to wash P2 Neptune's. On November 5 or 6 a bunch of us boarded a C-118 or C-121 for the long flight to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Cavite City, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and Manila were quite a change for a young man from Texas. While overseas I left the "Airdale" part of my "career" in the Navy and started working with DK2 Don Winter's in the Disbursing Office. The duty was much better and I was finished washing planes. I enjoyed my friends and the team at VP-17 but unfortunately the squadron didn't need two DK's so on November 26, 1968 I was sent to NAS North Island, San Diego, California in Coronado, CA. to be on the staff of Carrier Anti-Submarine Warfare Group 53. For the next few months I bounced between NAS North Island, San Diego, California and the 11th Naval District Headquarters in downtown San Diego before departing with the four squadron's that made up CVSG-53 on the USS Kearsarge CVS-33 in March of 1969. Carrier duty wasn't nearly as nice as VP deployment but we did see NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii twice, Japan, Hong Kong (again twice) and NS Subic Bay, Philippines three times. Unfortunately one of the NS Subic Bay, Philippines layovers was after one of our escort ships the USS Frank E. Evan's had been cut in half in a collision with the HMS Melbourne with the loss of 74 U.S. Navy officer's and sailors lives. The Kearsarge and crew returned to San Diego later that year and I was sent back to the District Headquarter's in downtown San Diego. Fortunately for me the Disbursing and Supply Divisions were overcrowded in that old building and I was able to secure a transfer across San Diego Bay to Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado where I stayed until discharged on December 1, 1970. By the way, if you are ever close to San Diego on the 4th of July make sure you catch the celebrations on Coronado Island. A great place to be on our national's birthday. I'll meet you at the VFW Hall to watch the parade..." [BIO Updated 19JUN2007 | 13JUN2007]

SLAYMAN, Clark dcslayman@embarqmail.com "...I served with VP-208 and VP-26 / VPB-26 (PPC) from 1944 to 1945 (Crew 9). We and shook down in Charleston, S.C., went aboard in Okinawa - Karama Rhetto and relocated to USNB Buckner Bay. We encountered heavy Kamikaze attacks but the USS Norton Sound (AV-11) survived..." [15JUN2009]

SLEBIR, MD Donald F. dslebir@comcast.net "...I served with VP-46 (1955-1956) as a Flight Surgeon with deployments to NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. My good friend and roommate Robert Lusher a P5M-2 pilot with whom I flew frequently died five years ago in England after a very ditinguished and successful builder. I am a retired Obstetrician who flew up until i became visually impair. VP-46 was exciting for me and introduced me to the wonderful world of aviation. Both my daughters married into the navy and one of the lads was a carrier pilot. God bless all the honorable men and women who serve our country..." [18JAN2011]

SLEMKO, John jslemko@rcn.com "...I was a Blue Shark (VP-6) from 1953 through 1955. Deployed to NAS Agana, Guam, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, back to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, then NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I am trying to locate, Angelo DePersis AT2, Tom Nichols AT2, Bob Steen AT2, R. Rakoce AT2, D. Lambrecht AT2. I invite any Blue Shark veteran to visit my Web Site: http://dwp.bigplanet.com/ezpick/door/. Mention that you were a Blue Shark for a complimentary subscription..." [22DEC99]

SLIEPCEVIC, Mark sliepcevic58@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49 and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [15JUL2013]

SLIGH, AME2 John K. johnsligh@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-24 (1979-1981) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Bermuda. I was AME Shop Supervisor and Team "Bearcat Crew" member (1979-1980)..." [28MAY2014]

SLIGH, ADCS(AW) Quentin Retired slighq@verizon.net "...I served with VT-24 (1977-1981) at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas in the PC/Corrosion and Jet Shop..." [12JUL2014]

SLIWA, David J. djsliwa@aol.com "...Attached as Pilot to VP-22 Blue Geese from Jan'84 - Mar'87 where I saw two deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, one of which was split to Misawa. Left NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to become a "Catbird" CINC pilot in NAS Sigonella, Sicily ('87-'89), flying a VP-3A where I also was the theatre Natops Evaluator and OINC of the MED C-3 Center. Left Sig to become a shooter on Enterprise for her "around the world cruise" ('89-'90) after which I took the "Big E" into the yards and left active duty in '93. I am still active in the reserves and look forward to hearing from any Shipmates..." [12MAR98]

SLOAN, Robert bobbyreb2@aol.com "...I served with VR-4 at NAS Moffett Field, California and VR-11 at Honolulu from 1944 to 1946. I a Flight Orderly on the C-54. We flew out of NAS Oakland, California, China, Japan and NAS Agana, Guam..." [07FEB2011]

SLOAN, Samuel S. c/o His Grandson Meredith Sloan Smith princess_mer@msn.com "...My grandfather, Samuel S. Sloan, served on the USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14). I was so glad to get some information on the ship and its missions! Just reading about it makes me feel closer to my grandpa, and reminds me of what a brave man he was. I would love to hear from anyone who knew my grandpa, or anyone who was on the USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14)..." [22JAN2003]

SLOAN, STEPHEN stevesloan@mindspring.com "...I served with VP-66 (USNR)..." [22APR99]

SLOANE, AMSC(AW) Harold Jay "Homer" Retired jaybeaux192@gmail.com "...I served aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42) (1971-1974), VP-10 (1975-1980) at NAS Brunswick, Maine, VP-23 (1983-1986), CPW-5 (1986-1989) at NAS Brunswick, Maine and AIMD at NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (1990-1993). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 30AUG2012 | E-Mail Updated 08AUG2000 | 04FEB2000]

SLOCUM, Jenna jennliese@gmail.com "...I served with VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California from January 1989 to December 15th, 1995. I now in Newark, NY..." [21JUN2011]

SLOGGETT, Charles "Chuck" chucksloggett@gmail.com "...I served with VP-17 (1963-1965) and flew with Crew-12 as Jezz and Radioman (was ATN3 when I left squadron for B school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee). LCDR Bruce Brown (PPC), LT(jg) Jim Knaus (Co-pilot), LT John Smith (TACCO), LT(jg) Bob Ahern also flew with the crew, LT(jg) Chuck Wenger (3P/NAV), ADR3 Jack Rice (Plane Captain), AE3 Jack Bryant (MAD Operator), AO3 Mike Tyler (Ordinaceman), AT3 Leroy Addison (JULIE), ATC Jack Meeks (Radioman) and can't remember the 2nd Mechs name. We were the first crew to Vietnam right after the Gulf of Tonkin incident. From what I remember we arrived on August 5, 1964. I retired from the US Navy on December 31, 1985 an now reside in the Black Hills near Custer, SD. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [02OCT2013]

SLOK, William F. srbwilly@bellsouth.net "...I was with VP-46 from 1976 through 1979 out of NAS Moffett Field, California. I deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Adak, Alaska, and NAS Misawa, Japan with a fine group of people. I worked out of the AV/EQUIP shop with AME1 Davy Walker and Chief Harrision to name just a few. I'll never forget the time Mac and I were left behind in Osan Korea on R&R over the tree chopping incident. Thanks for the 40 bucks X.O.. I'm currently working at Kennedy Space Center on the Solid Rocket Boosters for United Space Alliance. A big step from working on the Rubber Chickens. I will make an effort to contact those in the Shipmates section of this site who shared my time as a Grey Knight..." [08OCT99]

SLOMKA, Chris buddude79@yahoo.com "...I attended AE "a" school in NAS Pensacola, Florida from 1998 to 1999. If any former Shipmates knew me - you will know how much fun we had. I'm now doing stand up comedy in Cleveland, OH. Hope to talk to ya soon!..." [11MAR2004]

SLONE, Joseph slonej@aol.com "...Hello fellow VPers and other Shipmates. I served as a TD at FASO NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (71-73), a TD at FASO NAS Jacksonville, Florida (73-84), an AX with VP-5 (84-87), an insturctor at NATTC Millington (87-91), and RETIRED as an AT1 in 91 then moved to DE. My tour with VP-5 was the best. Would like to hear from any fellow Shipmates..." [19DEC98]

SLOT, Burnie Burnie19@msn.com "...Would like to contact anyone that served in VP-46 from 1947 to 1951..." [01APR2000]

SLOVEY, ASM3 Russell J. paulalyons8757@comcast.net "...I served with VP-18 (1966-1968) with deployment to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and also served aboard the USS Forestall (CVA-59)..." [22AUG2014]

SLOWIK, David solsurf@ltis.net "...Served in VP-26 from Jan87 to Sept89. Did NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal deployments and numerous ASW detactment to hot and exotic places. I was an AW2 sensor one operator on CAC-9. Would love to hear from anyone from that bygone era. Especially Don Church who probably hasn't retired yet so if any is stationed with him now (either he is still an AW or and officer) or knows how to get a hold of him. I would appreciate you telling him my e-mail address..." [27JAN99]

SLUSSER, Jim JHSLUSSER@AOL.COM "...I was attached to VP-68 for a short period around 1978, as a Reservist. I spent 3 1/2 years at the US NAVAL TEST PILOT SCHOOL, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, as an ADR-3 in Power Plants and Check Crew 2/69 to 7/72. Looking for any old Shipmates that may be around. I have found Sal Cachia and Ted Formeister. If any of you guys are out there let me know. We had a lot of guys that transferred to and from the VP ranks. Also, if anyone is looking for the following, Jim Nuzum AMS-3 VXN-8 (1970-73) or Forest (Butch) Arnett ASW-3 AMID 1971-72, they live close by. See you..." [25JUL99]

SLUYTER, James sluyjjss@aol.com "...I served with VPB-101 from February 1, 1944 through November 10, 1944 as a 2nd Mechanic on Crew-10. We ditched on October 24th, 1944 and myself and 1st Radioman Johnston were injured and sent to Australia Army Hospital for a long story. I think the Navy forgot all about me! I finally got back to the states in 1945..." [E-Mail Updated 13JAN2010 | E-Mail Updated 29MAR2006 | 17DEC2000]

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