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Memorial Picture "...SMITH, Carey A. "Snake"...I am saddened to report that our comrade Carey A. "Snake" Smith, VP-7 1952-1956, passed away Wednesday August 1 from multiple complications following heart surgery. The following message from the Delta net via Joe Lundy gives additional details. Please keep Snake and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers...William H. Woodruff whw00dy@att.net..." [04AUG2001]

Memorial Picture "...SMITH, Gary...My father, Gary Smith, passed away in 1993. Dad served with VP-21 (1968-1972) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I would like to hear from any Shipmates who knew my Dad..." Contributed by Donald Smith dpsmith75@gmail.com [08APR2017]

Memorial Picture "...SMITH, Doug Smith...shipmate pix...My Name is Norma Smith and I am Doug Smith's wife. I am sorry to have to tell you that my husband passed away on Nov. 2nd, l998. I have kept his e-mail site alive because I have had many requests for pictures that he had when he was in the Navy. (Signed) His Wife Norma Smith Airgunner7@aol.com..." [28DEC2000]

Memorial Picture "...SMITH, ENS. E. Robert (Smitty or Bob)...My dad, ENS. E. Robert (Smitty or Bob) Smith also flew with VP-107 out of NAF Natal, Brazil. He left the squadron in 45 to become a test pilot at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I'm interested in any stories or photos. He passed away in 84. Thanks and Good Luck rjsmith123@msn.com..." [05AUG2005]

Memorial Picture "...SMITH, Larry L...Larry L. Smith, age 71 of Fairfield, Ohio passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at Hospice of Hamilton. Larry was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served for 30 years as a FE (VP-8 and VP-50). Additional information is posted on http://www.charlesyoungfuneralhome.com/..." Contributed by MULICH, AWC Nick Retired nicknjax@gmail.com [07FEB2013]

Memorial Picture "...SMITH, Owen Leroy...Navy photographer's mate killed in an aircraft shoot down by the Japanese over Guam in July 1944. Owen listed his mother as next of kin (Viola Smith living in San Diego, California). Owen was killed along with my cousin and a pilot and the ball turrent gunner in a Grumman T.B.M. Avenger. They are listed as being in VT-1 on the second U.S.S. Yorktown, C.V.-10 Owen and my cousin are both entered in Fort Rosecran's National Cemetary in San Diego. Cal. I would like to find any still living relative's of Owen Leroy Smith. All four airman were posthumasly awarded the Navy Cross. In my cousin's case it was never presented to his mother. I have it now and perhap's a relative of Owen's would like his...Jim Donohue boilerman.jjd@verizon.net..." [01NOV2004]

Memorial Picture "...SMITH, AMMF1 Reinald...My Father, Reinald Smith, served withFAW-17 and FAW-8 during WWII. Dad was an AMMF1c(T) and worked on PBYs on Palm Island and NAF Biak Atoll, Schouten Islands, Dutch New Guinea from 1943 to 1945. I have MANY pictures of those areas and his fellow Navy fellows including some names and would like to share them with anyone who is interested...Mike Smith vinevalleysmiths@frontiernet.net..." [E-Mail Updated 12AUG2009 | 31JAN2005]

Memorial Picture "...SMITH, AMS1 Richard L. Sr. "Smitty" "Dickie"...Born Jan 7, 1955. He serve in the Navy and was honorably discharged as a AMS1. He served in VP-5 from 1971 to 1973. He was preceded in death by his wife. He leaves behind three sons. At time of his death he was working at FRCSE Jacksonville with thirty five years of service as a Lead Industrial Engineer Technician..." Contributed by Louis Vanleer louis.vanleer@navy.mil [31JAN2013]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...SMITH, AO1 Roy Leon "Turrets"...Dad passed away this year. He often spoke of his time with VP-72 (walking between the props, etc.) and VP-197. I would like to hear from any of his former Shipmates..." [06JUL2010]

Memorial Picture "...SMOLAR, Rudolph Joseph "Rudy"...My Father-in-Law, Rudolph J. Smolar, passed away December 12, 2000. He served with VPB-109 Crew-11 pacific back in 1944. I miss that man although we never talked about the war..." Contributed by Fred Balliet fredballiet@msn.com [08MAR2013]

Memorial Picture "...SMOLINSKI, Joseph P....Article from local Utica, NY paper this morning, June 10, 1999: Captain Joseph P Smolinski, USN Ret., a native of Utica, NY died June 7, 1999 at his home in Onancock, VA. Captain Smolinski, former commanding officer of VP-40, flew the last seaplaane of it's kind used for anti-submarine patrol, the Martin P5M, at San Diego, CA in 1967..." Contributed by James F. Garnsey JGARNSEY@prodigy.net [11JUN99]

Memorial Picture "...SMYTH, CAPTAIN Robert P...Bob Smyth became Executive Officer of VP-5 after the loss of LA-9 (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends...12JAN62). In fact, the LA-9 aircraft was his regular plane and he (PPC LA-9) and his crew (crew nine) had flown the plane the day prior to it's loss. The flight crew that perished on LA-9 was actually crew seven, whose regular plane (LA-7), was in the hanger for checks. The following year, Bob Smyth became the Commanding Officer of the squadron. To his dying day he never forgot the lost crew of LA-9. Bob was my friend and mentor, and I will miss him and his frequent emails. "Arlington is magical, As you stand there in it's calm,deep silence, You lose all sense of time and place, And memories...become real." Captain RP Smyth, USN Retired Obituary: Robert P. Smyth - May 31, 1921- March 24, 2012 Captain Robert P. Smyth, US Navy (Retired), died in Colorado Springs, Colorado on 24 March 2012. He was 90. "Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Put out my hand, and touched the face of God." Bob was born, raised and went to high school in Yonkers, New York. He was married to Loyce Ivey Smyth (nee Slocum) from Pensacola, Florida on 15 June 1946, who preceded him in death on 27 August 2002, and is interred in Arlington National Cemetery. He is survived by two daughters, Christine S. Bellino with family in Virginia, and Nancy S. Moore with family in Colorado; two sons, Robert L. Smyth (Diane Thayer) of North Carolina and Jeffrey J. Smyth, (Katie Scholl) of Denver; eight grandchildren: Elizabeth C. Bellino MD, Caroline E. Bellino Marvel, Rachel E. Moore, Thomas R. Moore, Robert Patrick Smyth, John L. Smyth, Tanner A. Smyth, and Grant W.Smyth, and great-grandson’s Robert Owen Smyth, Axel Patrick Smyth and Kellan Lawrence Smyth. Bob attended St. John’s University in New York City before joining the US Navy as a Naval Aviation Cadet in July 1942 during World War II. He trained as a Naval Aviator in NAS Pensacola, Florida, receiving his Navy wings, and Ensign USNR commission in October 1943. During World War II he served first as an advanced flight instructor at NAS Pensacola, Florida, and later as an R4D/R5D pilot in the Western Pacific in support of the Seventh Fleet. He was in the Philippines when the war ended on August 15, 1945. In 1946 he became a US Navy career officer, being selected and commissioned as an officer in the Regular Navy. After the war he served in various USN ships, squadrons and staffs including VP-3, and VP-5; the aircraft carriers USS Bennington, USS Oriskany, USS Yorktown and the USS Randolph; the staff Carrier Division Three, and as Air Defense Officer on Carrier Task Force 77, the HQ Commander-in-Chief Pacific, the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon, the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, and lastly at the HQ North American Defense Command. He was executive officer of the aircraft carrier USS Randolph, and commanding officer of Patrol Squadron Five (VP-5), Captain of the USS Tanner (AGS-15), and commander of a three ship Navy task unit in and off Vietnam . He had a four-war career in the US Navy, serving during WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War. Serving in six Navy air squadrons, he accumulated thirteen thousand flying hours in ten types of Navy aircraft. During his Navy years, he graduated with a BA degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and with an MS degree from the University of Southern California. In July 1974 he retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain, USN, settling in Colorado Springs He later was employed by various aerospace companies including TRW Corp., and the Aerospace Corp. A memorial service will be held at the Fort Myer Old Fort Chapel, Arlington, Virginia at a time to be determined, followed immediately by interment with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery alongside his wife. ......" Contributed by PETTWAY, ATR3 Robert L. "Bob" rpettway@epbfi.com [10APR2012]

Memorial Picture "...SMYTH, AD1 Roger W...Shipmate Pix...Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class (Flight Engineer) USNR. Dad enlisted September 1942 and was discharged February 1946. He completed USNTS (AM) NAS Norman, Oklahoma; NAGS Purcell, OK; OTU (PBY) NAS North Island, San Diego, California; and OTU (PBM) NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. He saw service VP-91, VPB-99, VPB-100 and VP-17. He earned the Victory Medal World War II, American Area Asiatic-Pacific Area (3 Stars) and the Good Conduct Medal. He identified traveling/patrolling Honolulu & Kanehoe, HI; Johnston, Suva Is; Fiji Is; New Caledonia (Ile Nou); Espiritu Santo; Guadalcanal; Tolagi; Soloman Is; Admiralty Is (Manua & Rabual); Cafiete (sp?) Philippines; China (Shanghai & Whangpo); Saipan Marianas; Eniwetok; New Zealand (Auckland & Wellington). ..." Contributed by Claudia Smyth Strock cjstrock@comcast.net [12NOV2013]

SMAHA, Thomas L. ahams737@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (1956-1958) at Base Operations. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 08DEC2012 | 29NOV99]

SMALL, Andrew Captnred1@aol.com "...I was stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii at the ASWOC from 1984-1986 then with VP-6 from 1996 to 1990. I am looking for any of my Shipmates during that time and find out how things are going. Especially any of the members of Crew 8 that were there for the big crash. I would like to know how everyone is doing these days..." [16JUN99]

SMALL, Fen FenSmall@AOL.com "...Does anybody out there remember Triple Nickel 6? In my time (61-65 in VP-23) it was the best known tail number in NAS Brunswick, Maine. I got to the reserves just as the sevens were going to the reserves, but never saw her again..." [13MAY98]

SMALL, Jim jimandkellysmall@gmpexpress.net "...Served in VP-9 80-83. It was a great experience due to the people I flew with. Bill Blackburn, Doyle McEwen, Mark Machin, KC Stangl, Vic Ristvedt, Mick Kohler, Dan Kuper, "Hutch," Wayne Roberts, Dave Jackson, and Luis Rivera come immediately to mind from the crew. Hit NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Adak, Alaska, & NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. Went to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for the "NFO at Test Pilot School" thing and then flew P-3 avionics/weapons test projects for 2 years. Served in VPU-2 86-89. It was my best tour, hands down, because of the people I flew with. Joel Walker, John Orem, Mark Ackerman, Rob Leeds, Dwight Shepherd, Rick Fridley & Crew 13. Went on to Monterey, aero, & AEDO. Still on active duty and set to retire this summer. Life's a ride and VPU was a high point. I still have about 98 of the world famous "WARNING - DAY VFR ONLY" stickers since mamasan would not make less than 100 with "#1 special glue." Stuff like that was almost as fun as kicking commie butt. Post facto apologies to Pappy and the boys from VP-50. You were good to us and didn't deserve the heat but I trust there was an up-side in there somewhere. Gotta love covert ops. Cheers to all..." [02MAR2005]

SMALL, ADJ2 Michael michaelhndy@aol.com "...I served with VP-11 (1971-1975) as 2nd Mechanic with Crews 1, 2 and 3..." [24MAY2015]

SMALL, AE2 Rick rlsmall@maine.rr.com "...I was an AE2 when I was discharged in 1969. Boot - Great Lakes 1965, NAS Key West, NAS Jacksonville, Florida for AE "A" School, and NAS Sanford, FL with RVAH-3 (worked mostly on RA-5Cs) and Quals on the USS America. I now have a PhD in Theology and serve as a minister in Gorham, Maine. Anyone know Lyle Dawson (Nebraska), Stan Meyers (Tennessee) or Micheal Philshephter (not sure of spelling)?..." [13MAR2003]

SMALL, Robert "Bob" Wildbobtiny@aol.com "...Just want to say it has been a great experience to work with the great bunch of people of VP-69 1994-1997. I came from tail-hooks to the P-3 community and found out the real side of naval aviation! Thanks to all of the people for they're support for the F.E. training I received (you know who you are). I am also proud to report that I have been recalled to active duty to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Security Department under orders for Operation Noble Eagle. I would like to hear from any shipmates of VP-69 to share stories and events. Thanks..." [20DEC2001]

SMALLMAN, Richard resmallman4@aol.com "...I served with FASRON-104 and Detachment Malta from 1952 to 1954. There were only sixty of us and the duty was great. Hope to hear from former Shipmates and God Bless this great country..." [E-Mail Updated 10JUL2011 | 20OCT2003]

SMALLWOOD, ADJ3 Bruce dwaynesmallwood48@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-50 (1970-1971) with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 18JUN2013 | 25JAN2013]

SMALT, Rod E. rod.smalt@gmail.com "...I served with VPU-1 (03/1983-02/1986 and 12/1989-07/1994) as an Acoustic Sensor Operator. My time with the Project was the best time of my Naval career..." [23APR2012]

SMART, Frances (Laton) haggios63@yahoo.com "...I served with VAQ-33 at NAS Key West, Florida from 1985 to 1988. I would really love to hear from former Shipmates. I am living in Charlotte, NC now with my husband of twelve years and our little girl. You can see VAQ-33 Facebook on http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19918075632&v=wall..." [E-Mail/URL Updated 02FEB2011 | 05AUG99]

SMAT, AZ1 Jeffrey A. shipmate jeff@smatman.com "...I served with VP-69, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from Aug 1984 - Mar 1988, VP-92, NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts (R.I.P.) from Mar 1988 - Jun 1992..." WebSite: http://www.smatman.com [URL and E-Mail Updated 31MAR2001 | E-Mail Updated 27OCT98 | 18JAN98] [ICQ# 1972924]

SMATHERS, Jeffrey "as the beaver" jsmathers@cybcon.com "...VP-50 '78-'81. Just a short annotation, look at all the "fundamentals" coming in 5 by 5....cool! I'll be back!..." [26JAN99]

SMEADER, YN2(SW) James R. NANU1930@aol.com "...It truely was a great pleasure to serve with you and it's one of the best places to be. All of the people while I was station at VP-10 where some the Navy's finest and all ways well be in my hart. I would like to thank ALL of you for your support while I was station at the best Squadron on the East cost. I am now stationed at Naval Criminal Investigative Service in DC..." [28MAR2001]

SMELLAGE, LT William Calvin https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=2274 "...LT William Calvin Smellage, USNR - NFL Number: 2274 - Date of Birth: 4/12/1921 - Date In: 7/1/1942 - Date Out: 3/1/1955 - City, State: Dallas, TX - School Attended: SMU Juris Doctor - Aircraft Flown: Aeronca, N2S-4, N3N, SNV-1, PBY-5A - Ship or Unit: VPB-130 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cmdr - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: WWII - Associations/Service Organizations: InternatNewsExecs Dallas Exchange Club Dallas USO Hall of Fame, Waka - Hatchie High School - Highest personal decoration or award: Disting. Flying Cross - Significant Achievements: President of first three Assn's. Texas Attorney, CPA, Retired Sen. VP of A. H. Belo Corporation. Married Virginia J. Nesbit, March 6, 1943. In Memoriam? No..." [11DEC2005]

SMETANA, AW Mark m0smetana@gmail.com "...I served with VP-48 (1973-1976) as an AW SS1 and SS2 with Crew-8, Crew-2 and Crew-1..." [E-Mail Updated 06MAY2015 | E-Mail Updated 11OCT2010 | E-Mail Updated 31MAY2007 | E-Mail Updated 02FEB2000]

SMITH, AMS AA sidekick@twlakes.net "...I served with VP-64 (1977-1978) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [23JAN2013]

SMITH, AT2 Albert Lee dogmeat@mediaone.net "...I served in VP-47 from Nov-92 to Nov-97. I was around for the ditch in the desert. I've never heard of anyone else bouncing back so well from such an event. We could attribute that to the fact that we we're a family. We laughed and cried as one. God knows we partied as one, as it should be. We could all learn a lesson from this. Nothing is as improtant as the people you're with. Y'all take care..." [09MAY98]

SMITH, Alexander J. asmith@rwbaird.com "...Hello everyone. Formerly a flight emgineer on crews 11, 4, and 5 in VP-4 from 1988 - 1992. Would like to hear from any Skinny Dragon..." [03MAR98]

SMITH, Allan E. asmith1870@aol.com "...AO2 Al Smith (tail gunner crew 2 VAH-21) reporting in. I was Commander Nystroms tail gunner from August of 68 to decommisioning. I can't wait to see Earthman 711 and fellow crew members. I flew mainly on Earthman 714. AO2 Perry Young (tail gunner crew 3) found me..." [23JAN98]

SMITH, Andy MongoAFS@aol.com

SMITH, Arthur Earl c/o his daughter Pamela Stone pstone@pc-intouch.com "...My father Arthur Earl Smith (passed away 11/97) served with VP-47 from 6/55 to 6/5...I know that he was at NATC Bainsbridge Maryland from 6/55 to 9/55, then NATC Norman Oklahoma from 9/55 to 10/55, then NATC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 10/55 to 9/56, then NAAS Kingsville TX from 9/56 to 6/57, then the last NAS Alameda, California with VP-47 from 6/57 to 3/59. Dad's last day of service when he received his Honorable Discharge was 6/26/59. I also know that he was in NAS Iwakuni, Japan either May-Oct or June Nov 58-59. I sure hope I find some of Dad's former Shipmates. My father passed away in 11/97 and I was just recently informed at the end of Jan. 99 and I am getting his remains and having a Navy service for him on 3/2/99 at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, in Gustine California. I do need to move quickly since the services will be on March 2, 1999 at 2pm. I had a dream that only one of his navy buddies came, so I must be persistant. I really appreciate your help. I even had trouble in getting his remains and had to contract our local government to contact the mortuary to have his remains released to the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine, California. Also, my mother wanted to add that we are also looking for Paul A. Standridge, he served with my father and he was at their wedding, I believe best man...Thanks..." [13FEB99]

SMITH, Arnold "Butch" asmith609@verizon.net "...I served with NAS Kingsville, Texas (03/1966-09/1969)..." [26JUL2015]

SMITH, CAPTAIN Barton L. Retired baco@northlink.com "...I was in VP-11 as a first tour after getting my Wings of Gold, and it could not have been better. Tour was Jan. 1957 to Jun 1960. That was followed by joining the commissoning group for VP-30, Jun 1960 to Feb 1962. My other Fleet VP tour was with VP-26, Jun 1964 to March 1966. Then followed a tour on the COMFLEETAIRWINGS Pacific Staff and I later changed designator to AEDO and was P-3 APML. Then followed tours as Naval Plant Rep, Burbank (P-3 Production) and Naval Air Depot, Alameda (P-3 Rework). In summary probably 80% of my career was in or in direct support of the VP Forces..." [14JUN99]

SMITH, AMM1 Berdell O. Retired bsmith9387@aol.com "...VPB-124 Navy retired. Served June 1943 - March l946. VB-138 reformed into VPB-124 & Departed San Diego (Camp Kearney) CA. for South Pacific: Johnson Is., Tinian Is., Okinawa Is., etc. etc..." [08DEC99]

SMITH, Bill BSmith3786@aol.com "...I was in VP-1 from 78-82 as an AME (left there as an AME2). Retired from the Navy in March 1998 as an AME1 (not that I didn't try to make Chief!). It was good to see som fimiliar names in here. VP-1 was definately the BEST duty I had in my 20 years in the Navy..." [13DEC99]

SMITH, AOC Billy L. MAC Retired lets@gte.net "...I was a former memeber of "boat bottom" airlines (VP-40 and VP-47) and VP-24. I am going to try and make the meeting in Pensacola..." [ICQ #6557733][26NOV99]

SMITH, ADC Bobby Retired cheifsmith@socket.net "...I served with VP-65 from 1972 to 1978 in Power Plants. I transferred to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania then to D.C. and retired. We are now living MO. and in three months will retire in FLA. Caroline and I are still togehter, my best friend. We will celebrate our 39th anniversary New Years Eve..." [30DEC2001]

SMITH, CAPTAIN Brian W. bandp514@magicnet.net "...VP-18 October 1953 to March 1957. Recently visiting my grandsons and they pulled up on the net a black and white glossy of my old aircraft. P2V-7 Buno: 135553, HF-12. We received it new in the squadron in early August 1955, deployed the next day to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. (The rest of the aircraft had already left NAS Jacksonville, Florida so I parked it on VP-16's line for the night. During pre-flight the next morning, my Plane AD1 Howell and Radioman Martinoff found that VP-16 swapped out our brand new radios with theirs from 135 series P2V-5's. I won't get into the details, but suffice it to say this lowly JG was able to get everything returned and launched within 90 minutes for the five month deployment to Iceland.) I have been looking for that site and picture but can't find it. There were some other shots as well. This particular one was taken with that K20 camera we used to carry and I suspect my ordnanceman Penny took the picture. Any clue on how to proceed will be appreciated..." [23AUG99]

SMITH, PT2 Bruce T. Shipmate Pix smith_bruce@comcast.net "...I served with VP-18 (12//1966-1968) but was on the Unitas IX deployment to South America when we received notice that the squadron was being disestablished and everybody would be gone when we got back to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I also served on several deployments to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and occassionally took pictures on reconnaisance missions..." [11FEB2021]


SMITH, LCDR Charles E. charlesedwardsmith@msn.com "...I served with VP-10 from 1975 to 1978 (LT PPC-AC, Pilot Training Officer, Instructor Pilot and AW Division Officer), VP-31 from 1978 to 1982 (LCDR Instructor Pilot), Pilot Cascade Airways from 1984 to 1985, Eastern Airlines from 1985 to 1989 and Alaska Airlines from 1990 to present..." [24SEP2008]

SMITH, Charles L. avcmsmith@email.msn.com "...Served with: VP-28, CAC 7, 1961-63 AE3 VP-45, Maintenance, 1977-79 AECS VP-24, Maintenance, 1982-85 AVCM VP-16, Maintenance, 1985-87 AVCM Retired in 1990..." [17JAN99]

SMITH, Charles Wilson c/o his son-in-law Mac Neel III interiors@hcc-uky.campus.mci.net "...I am looking for information on VPB-30 and VPB-134 the Black Cat Squadron. My father in law (Charles Wilson Smith) was a radioman on a PBY and we are trying to find out information on his Squadron and the role of the PBY in Lahti Gulf. I would like to hear from anyone with information..." [03JAN98]

SMITH, ATC(AW) Curt Retired squidnsarg@att.net "...Served proudly with VP-46 (1982 to 1986), VP-19 (1990 to the end), three years of forced labor at NRD NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, BUPERS SDC NAS Point Mugu, California (1991 to 1995), NAMTRA NAS Jacksonville, Florida, HM-15 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (1999 to retirement). Now working for Raytheon in Dallas, TX..." [E-Mail Updated 25JAN2006 | BIO Updated 31MAR2001 | BIO Updated 21FEB2000 | 30SEP98]

SMITH, Dan danielsmith@mailexcite.com "...I was a member ofVP-16, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, from 1969 - 1972 including a Unitas Tour and a stint in NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Would love to hear from any Shipmates from that era..." [03JAN98]

SMITH, Danny dnbsmith@mo-net.com "...I was stationed with VU-4 at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia from June 1957 to February 1959 when the base was in process of being shut down. I worked in Chief Dahl's Drone shop vault. I worked on all the drone aircraft F6F5k's F9F6k's KDA's and the T28 control aircraft. I worked with AT1 Purdy who married a girl from Chinco. Several years ago I revisited the area and found him living right near the base..." [10MAR2002]

SMITH, Danny dsmithmm@sofnet.com "...I was in VP-663 1960/61 when it joined VP-661 being recalled to ActDu by JFK. I was Radar operator on Crew 8 - Cdr Spangrud's crew. We were "Coffee Break 8". We deployed 2 times to Gitmo to monitor shipping and photograph the Soviet ships bringing in the missles. Important times in our history. Glad to have served. VP-661 became VP-68..." [05JAN98]


SMITH, Dave david_smith@vnet.ibm.com "...VP-46 Moffit Field 72-76 Crew-9A AT2..."

SMITH, AMH2 David dabusmith@aol.com "...I served with VAW-114 on board the USS Coral sea during the 1977 to 1978 cruise and then aboard the USS Kitty Hawk for the 1979 to 1980 cruise. I would love to hear from others..." [30JAN2004]

SMITH, AMS3 Dennis (Mike) dennis.smith@usarc-emh2.army.mil "...VP-49 (69-71). Enjoyed the deployment pictures. Worked Depot Maint, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland after return from NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Still bumming around the world with the government..." [31AUG2000]

SMITH, Dick H. pb4y2-2@comcast.net "...I was attached to VPB-122 from March 1945 to September 2, 1945. Trained Crows Landing and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Left for Station on Shemya Island On August. 6 and listened to Atom Bomb drop on the way to Anchorage. My Command Pilot was Hamilton "Ham" Dawes, Navigator/Pilot was William Smith, and Crew Chief was "Chili". Any squadron members seeing this would be welcome to get in touch..." [28MAR2004]

SMITH, Donald eugsmi66@gmail.com "...I served with VS-892 (1960–1962) at S NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington, AEWBarRonPac (1962–1963) at NAS Midway Island and VU-7 (1963–1964) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 10JUN2020 | 29MAY2020]

SMITH, Donald D. Banner93@Yahoo.com "...Served in VPB-200 as a Radioman/Tailgunner. Searching for roster for VPB-197 and VPB-200. Two names I remember, Lt. Cmdr. Slater (pilot) and Seaman 1st Class Shaw. Would value any helpful information...I served with VPB-197 and VPB-200. Haven't made entry in the guestbook in a long time. Have been unsuccessful at locating anyone with a memory that coincides with mine. Any information regarding rosters, flight events, would be helpful. Would love to share some of my experiences as a tailgunner/radioman. Also served with PB4Y squadron. Helen (daughter of Joseph D Bulone), please reestablish contact; lost your email address. Have an experience to share with you. Thank you, your fellow Shipmate..." [E-Mail Updated 08JAN2000 | Updated 21JUN99 | 01MAR99]

SMITH, Donald M. dms3811@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-111 (1957-1959) at NAS Bermuda. I was a crew member on P5 (BUNO: 130271) until we turned it in to Glen Martin Company in May 1958. I worked in the APU, Prop and Tool Shops. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates. I am a member of the Mariner/Marlin Association (great orginization)..." [E-Mail Updated 30MAY2015 | 03AUG2008]

SMITH, Douglas W. shipmate pix...circa 1945... Airgunner7@aol.com "...former AMM3C crew member..." [18JAN98]

SMITH, AW2 Duane SmithDu@colheights.k12.mn.us "...I served in VP-26 from June 1971 to March 1974. I was the SS1 operator on CAC-3A. Made deployments to NAS Bermuda NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal/ NS Rota, Spain. If anybody know the whereabouts of Skip Hobba, Bill Raling, or Warren Martin please let me know..." [03APR2001]

SMITH, Ernest M. Jr. c/o His Son Rick Smith willy2@mediaone.net "...My father was assigned to VP-73 from 1941 to 1944. He flew out of NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. According to Dad, he and his crew were responsible for sinking numerous enemy subs. Please forward any info you may have on him and or his sqaudron. His name is: Ernest M. Smith Jr. Orginally from Everett Massachusetts. He is currently 77 years old..." [30MAY2000]

SMITH, AMM1 Everett R. evsmith@cpinternet.com "...I was in VJ-16 from about March 1944 until September 1945 at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba..." [11MAR2002]

SMITH, Franklin Dewayne "Bubba and Frank" bubbathefelon@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-45 from September 1985 through May 1998. I currently live in Harriman, Tennessee. I would love to hear from Rachel Johnson or anyone who remembers me. I go by the nick name Bubba but most of you called me Frank. I worked in Airframes and went to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and also NAS Bermuda please drop me a line if you remember me..." [09JAN2009]

SMITH, Franklyn P. star@mnsinc.com "...I was in VP-23 from 1965 to 1968 and VP-31 from 1968 to 1969..."

SMITH, CAPTAIN Fred fasorsb@juno.com "...I was in VP-31, NAS North Island, San Diego, California a month before it was commisioned until July of 1962. I was a flight instructor in Crew 16, P5Ms, and also fill in on the P2Vs quite often. We're the crew that started the rumor about "Chingers" in the bilges. I worked under Chief Lemon AO9. This duty was the best of my life..." [12DEC99]

SMITH, LT(jg) Fred Lee zahavpi@aol.com "...I served with VW-1 out of the Philippines. I was a pilot on the XP4M-1Q Mercator. Are there any shipmates out there still alive? Our boss was CDR Fernald Phillip Anderson..." [04JAN2004]

SMITH, CAPTAIN G. Steve http://www.ncts.navy.mil/homepages/vx-1/xo.htm "...Captain Smith was born into a Navy family at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned in May 1981. He was designated a Naval Aviator in June 1982 and reported to the "Shooters" of VT-6 as a primary flight instructor under the Selective Return Graduate (SERGRAD) program. In August 1984, Captain Smith joined the "BATTLECATS" of HSL-43 as a commissioning plankowner and made deployments to the Indian Ocean as the Operations Officer of the first SH-60B detachment embarked in USS CROMMELIN (FFG 37) and as the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) embarked in USS CURTS (FFG 38) as part of the USS MISSOURI BBBG. He also served as the squadron's Line Division Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, and NATOPS Officer. In November 1988, Captain Smith received orders to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Financial Management. Captain Smith reported to HSL-45 in August 1991. During his tour with the "WOLFPACK" he served as the Safety Officer, Operations Officer, and was the OIC of a detachment deployed to the Persian Gulf in USS COWPENS (CG 63). During this cruise COWPENS participated in a Tomahawk cruise missile strike against Iraq and the detachment conducted cross deck flight operations with the Russian destroyer RNS TRIBUTS and its two Helix helicopters. From October 1993 to June 1996, Captain Smith was assigned to the CNO Staff as the Deputy Assistant for the Flying Hour Program under the Director, Naval Air Warfare (N88). He then reported to Maxwell AFB for studies in National Security Affairs at the Air War College. In November 1997, he assumed the duties as HSL-47's Executive Officer and took command of the "SABERHAWKS" in June 1999. During his tenure the squadron conducted their first Hellfire missile live fire exercise, deployed three (including their first) armed-helicopter detachments, and deployed the first LAMPS MkIII detachment embarked in an aircraft carrier for an extended deployment. In November 2000, he reported to Naval Air Systems Command as the Deputy for Operations on the staff of the Deputy Commander for Acquisition and Operations, (AIR-1.0). In February 2002, Captain Smith transferred to NAVAIR's Program Office for Aviation Training Systems, PMA 205, as the Executive Officer and program team leader for the Air Combat Training System. Captain Smith is currently XO of VX-1. Captain Smith has over 4500 flight hours of which 3500 are in the SH-60B. His decorations include the two Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals, and various service and unit awards..." [13JUN2003]

SMITH, ATC George E. Retired p3chief@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 W/C 210 and Maint.Cont. from September 1987 till retirement in July 1990; AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine W/C 610 & ATE and Production Control Chief from February 1984 through Augugst 1987; VP-10 August 1980 - January 1984, transitioned to P-3CUII as a WST in W/C 210 and "Still finding it HARD TO BE HUMBLE"; VP-30 WST school January 1980 through July 1980; NAS Jacksonville, Florida December 1976 - January 1980, Air Ops Tron shop, then sent to AIMD as W/C 610 supervisor; VS-28 June 1972 - November 1976 as an S-2G "I" level com/nav tech at AIMD NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and IM-3 division aboard the INDY. In 1976 we then transitioned to the S-3A Viking and I as an "I" level APS-116 radar tech at AIMD NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida and IM-3 aboard AMERICA. I have worked the last 15 years for Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) at Kennedy Space Center as a Quality Inspector during the Space Lab days and now as a Quality Engineer processing the International Space Station. Nothing I have done since since, can come close to the pride and satisfaction I experienced in the Navy. Would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27FEB2006]

SMITH, Gervey gervey@ix.netcom.com "...I was stationed in Argentia, Newfoundland from 1963 to 1967 with "VW-13". If you were stationed in Argentia I would like to hear from you..."

SMITH, Gordon goandmo@midmo.com "...I served with VP-46 from 1964 thru 1967. I was second engineer under Jack Sokoff to start and then made first engineer. I flew with LCDR Marv Katzmann, LT Al Mounds, we were Snoopy's Mighty Eight. Deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines I believe in 1965 and flew missions to Vietnam..." [25NOV2001]

SMITH, AO2 Hal hs@halcoplasticsmachinery.com "...I served with FASRON-51 (1956-1958) at NAAS Sanford, Florida..." [14MAR2012]

SMITH, Hilliard Juan hilliardsmith@att.net "...I served with VP-1 from August 1955 to September 1956. Will answer anyone who was at NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands for the Atomic Test..." [E-Mail Updated 17SEP2009 | 02JUL2009]

SMITH, AE3 Jack A. jac16sm@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-108 (1952-1954) at NAS Brunswick, Maine in the Communications Room - upper hangar deck. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [16MAY2014]

SMITH, AZ1 James Jr. Retired jr254611@netzero.net "...My life was open up to a whole new world when I was transferred to NAS Moffett Field, California, the Golden Swordmen (VP-47) and VP-31 (1975-1980). All of my Shipmates were great. We learn a lot about ourselves and each other. The deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan were trips I will never forget. Where are the boys in the band? I rode with them to every gig in Japan, helping them set up. Thanks VP for molding me to the man I am today..." [19JUL2002]

SMITH, AMS3 James I. "Smitty" judykay9358@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1982-1986) and worked in supply and line work..." [03FEB2014]

SMITH, James L. (Jim) Shipmate Pix Circa 1973-1974 james11@home.com "...VP-56 1972 to 1974 Jim ("J.L") Smith AW2 - SS2 on Crew 8 and SS1 on Crew 12. Hello to all of my friends. Would love to hear from you..." [21MAY98]

SMITH, AXC James O. Retired jandi24@roadrunner.com "...I served aboard NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (1958-1960), NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. (1960-1964), VP-18 (1964-1965), HS-2 (1966-1967), VP-30 (1968-1971), USS Wasp (1971-1972), USS Guam (1972-1975) and NSWC Dam Neck (1975-1977)..." [17APR2010]

SMITH, Jedd jtxjb@adelphia.net "...I served with VP-30 (Airframes) from February 1996 to March 1998..." [13OCT2009]

SMITH, Jeff scooterdudesvmx@cs.com "...Hello to all the VPers out there and especially the AW'S. I served with VP-22 from 1982 to 1985 as a AW and would like some help locating a old pal. AW2 Danny Horswill. If any of you Blue Geese know his where-abouts please drop me an email. If any of you other Blue Geese remember the good times at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii during that time frame drop me an email,too. Would love to here from yall..." [08JUN2003]

SMITH, James W. "JW" c/o Ray Bliss, AW2 (ret) TFBNCC@aol.com "...The passing of a shipmate. AWC (ret) James W. Smith "JW", suffered a heart attack and died on the morning of 11 Feb 1998. Jim Smith was my friend and shipmate for 23 years, he will be very sorely missed. Jim had a varied career starting as a storekeeper stationed in Vietnam. His professional career as an AW saw him attached to VP-56, VP-30, VP-5, HS-1, HS-11 until his retirement in 1989 I believe..." [11FEB98]

SMITH, Jay jaynlil2@bellsouth.net "...I have been looking for something like it for some time and accidentally found it while looking up some things on the Cuban Crisis, which I was a part of while stationed at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Leeward Pt. Crash Fire and Rescue. After the crisis I re-enlisted and was assigned to VP-7. I was an ADR3 at the time and deployed to NS Rota, Spain, where,saddly, we lost a plane and crew. I'll never forget that, some of the crew were good friends. I had served with one of the men in VT-30 atNAS Corpus Christi, Texas in 1960. Any old Shipmates are welcome to contact me, would love to hear from you. My time in VP-7 is remembered as the best part of my Navy life..." [23JAN2001]

SMITH, AMEC J. D. Retired jaydsmit@gmail.com "...I served with VP-50 from 1977 to 1981, VA-205 (Reserves) from 1982 to 1983, VP-64 (TAR) from 1984 to 1988, VA/VFA-203 (Reserves) from 1988 to 1992 and retired AMEC from HS-75. Live in Jacksonville, FL..." [28DEC2008]

SMITH, AO2 John A. street_10505@wbhsi.net "...I joined VP-871 at NAS Oakland, California in March 1950. The squadron was activated April 1951 and went NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington. We lost one PB4Y-2 in training of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington on August 6, 1951 (hit water during low altitude bombing flight). My brother-in-law, AL3 Fred E. Partain was in that crew. 4 crews were sent to NAS Atsugi, Japan. The first night of our tour we lost another plan during a landing in a very bad rainstorm. We had two different assignments during our tour. Patrol the coast of USSR (Sea of Japan). These were at least a 14-hour flight. Then we went to Korea for a two-week period of Lamplighter flights - then back around to repeat the cycle. I flew with Crew-9 aboard CH-9 (PB4Y2). During our tour I don't remember how many flight we made but it seemed that we were always in the air. We returned to the states in June and July 1952..." [E-Mail Updated 11JUN2009 | E-Mail Updated 24JUN2000 | 01MAY99]

SMITH, John Barry barry@corazon.com "...I was ATR2 in VP-10 from June 1962 to July 1965 on CAC 4. Would love to hear from former Shipmates. Anybody know what happened to Jerry Fisher? My ejection story from RA5C in on http://www.corazon.com/barryhome.html..." WebSite: http://www.corazon.com/barryhome.html[01APR98]

SMITH, AO2 John R. Jr. jjscbarltx@ont.com "...AO2, wc-230 NAF Detroit, Michigan, VP-93, 1979-1984..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 06DEC2005 | 12OCT2001]

SMITH, AMM2 Joseph G. c/o His Son Jerry Smith gsmit24@jcpenney.com "...My father Joseph G. Smith AMM2/c was attached to VB-147. His plane a PV1 BUNO: 34736 was lost while on a flight on 5/15/44. Looking for any information or contact with any member of the squadron..." [30SEP2000]

SMITH, JR jrcbarltx@ont.com "...With VP-93 (WC 230) 1980-1985, NAF Detroit, Michigan..." [03AUG2005]

SMITH, Justin (Smitty) c/o His Daughter Shari Coker-Brown s4c@orix-cac.com "...I am looking for information for my dad Justin (Smitty) Smith. He is hesitant but I'm sure he would love to see his old buddies. He served from 42-45 in Navy. His Duty: VGS-13, VC-31, CASU-7, PATSU-142, PATSU 1-8, CASU-59, CASU-68 and NARV flight school. Campaigns: Guadacanal, Munda, Treasury, Bougainville, Bismarrarchepeuego, Admiralties, Moratai-Phillipines. What would be some Reunions for him to attend? For example I do not see anything regarding VC-31 in my search altho I see CASU and PATSU. I'm a former Marine. Thanks..." [19JUN2001]

SMITH, Karen L. ksmith6764@comcast.net "...I served with VP-49 from 1992 to 1994 until the squadron was disestablished. Enjoyed my time in Hangar 1000. Never made it to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Well wishes to all veterans!..." [30DEC2008]

SMITH, Former HM2 Kathleen (Thill) kttykat@cybermax.net "...I was in VP-47 when the aircraft ditched. Talk about your heart in your throat when you hear the news. We were all so busy and worried at the time of the mishap that I didn't get to tell my Shipmates "Well Done!" Being the corpsman in the squadron at the time, I really was afraid that I was taking care of part of my family. I'm so happy you guys were flying under a lucky cloud. Take care and may you always continue to fly under that cloud..." [02MAY98]

SMITH, Kerry R. shipmate picture kerbear@deskmedia.com "...I served with VP-49 from March of 86 through a Deployment to Bermuda in SPRING of 87 deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily in fall of 88 and transfered to Lajes and then to Spain before Left the service after 10 years..." WebSite: http://www.deskmedia.com/~kerbear/ [14DEC97]

SMITH, Kevin G. KSSNFLY@compuserve.com "...I was in VP-8 from Dec-81 to Jun-91 serving as an F/E and Mechanic. I did tours in VP-31 and VP-30 as a FRS Instructor, and another sea duty tour in VP-4 from Jun-95 to Sep-98. Currently attached to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii flying with ETD..." [13OCT98]

SMITH, Dr. Baron dr.baronsmith@yahoo.com "...Dr. Baron Smith is a native Texan who's resided in Mesa, Arizona since 1971. Baron served as a Navy photographer and aircrewman, mostly in F4 Phantoms, during the Vietnam War, serving in VX-4 and Naval Intelligence. Upon returning, he served for a number of years as an Arizona Highway Patrolman and Narcotics Officer, stationed near Yuma, Arizona. Baron then went to Hughes Helicopters (which later became McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company) where he trained and certified all the mechanics, electricians, and management in the assembly and flight testing of the then-new Apache Helicopter. Baron retired in 1994 to take a position as Executive Vice President of Royal Aviation/Lifeflite Air Medical Transport. Since that time, Baron has served as Director of Human Resources for an Austin, Texas-based television company and is presently Vice President of Human Resources for Glencroft in Glendale, Arizona. In the evenings, Baron is a Professor of Organizational Behavior, Employment Law, Thesis Research and Design, and Human Resource Management at four local universities. His hobbies are the restoration of classic and historic helicopters, which he presently owns four, and several English sports cars. His website for one of his military helicopter restorations is http://www.charliechoppter.com. He can also be reached at 480-981-1158..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAR2010 | BIO Updated 28FEB2005 | BIO Updated 08SEP2004 | E-Mail Updated 28OCT2003 | 22FEB2002]

SMITH, AMCS Kurtis Retired kurtis55@hotmail.com "...I was a Trident (VP-65) from June 1974 to February 1975 (right at the time of transition from P2's to P-3A's) as a SelRes, then returned in May 1982 as a TAR Flight Engineer after 3 years in VA-305 and 4 years at VP-69 (2 & 1/2 years as a Flight Engineer). I left active duty in September 1986 but continued to drill as a SelRes until late in 1992, when my own business required more & more time and could not regularly attend drills. I finished the last year and a half inactive reserve and retired. Please let me know of any activities that might be going on for former Squadron members..." [02OCT2002]

SMITH, Kyle krsmith@berkshiresgi.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1982 until September of 1985. While with VP-5 I worked in AIMD on AS-65/64 ASW systems. Went on two deployments, one to NS Rota, Spain and one to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I certainly enjoyed my time in VP-5. Met some very great people. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. I'm currently married with two children. My Navy and electronics experience has allowed me to become successful with my life and good fortunes. Hope all is well with all my former Shipmates..." [20MAY2003]

SMITH, Larry soarlarry@ttlc.net "...Served in VP-6 From 1965 to 1969. TAD to NAS Adak, Alaska 1966, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan 1968, and NS Sangley Point, Philippines 1969. Worked in Airframes shop, flew as 2nd mech. and Flight Eng. on crews 7 and 9. Hi to all my Shipmates..." [09MAY2002]

SMITH, HM Larry J. smithnet1@gmail.com "...I served aboard NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1974 to 1975 as a hospital corpsman. I gave the flight physicals to all individuals that rode the centrifuge. I was also a research subject and rode the centrifuge about a dozen times as well as other research projects..." [15SEP2009]

SMITH, ADC Leonard A. p2vsmith@blueplanet.net "...I served with VP-701 and VP-702 from 1951 through 1973..." [30JAN2000]

SMITH, Leslie D. Shipmate PixCirca 1944 c/o Scott Smith clearlight33@msn.com "...This is a short history of my father, Leslie D. Smith's service in the South Pacific from January 1944 to August 1944. He was stationed with ACORN 28 at Port Hueneme, CA as Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class. On 3 May 1944, ACORN 28 arrived at Pityilu Island, Manus in the Admiralties on the SS Howell Lykes in order to set up an advanced air base there. This base later also became the home of CASU-42 and continued to operate until the end of the war. From Septe,ber 1944 to May 1945 he was assigned to VS-61. According to the history, VS-61 was part of FAW-10 which at that time was at Manus Island, Admiralties preparing for the Philippines invasion. On October 17, 1944 FAW-10 relocated to Leyte Gulf, Philippines aboard the USS Currituck (AV-7). Dad told me that he flew as the rear gunner on an SBD Dive Bomber. FAW-10 had at least 4 SBD-5's along with Catalinas, OS2Us and J2Fs, according to the history. It is this time period when VS-61 was in the Philippines that I'm trying to find out more about. On November 30, 1944, FAW-10 was relocated to Jinamoc Seaplane Base, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines. In May 1945 Dad was reassigned back to Pityilu Island, Admiralties as part of CASU-42. Most of the history outlined here was obtained from the Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard DC and from my father's service record. Anyone who may have known my father or who have any more info regarding VS-61, FAW-10 or CASU-42 during these time periods. Please feel free to write or call (574-238-4478)..." [16JUN2006]

SMITH, AKCS Levene (Smithy) smith_levene@yahoo.com "...I served with the Blue Sharks VP-6 from February 1981 through November 1986. After VP-6 FASO NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1986 through 1990, USS Abraham Lincoln from 1991 through 1995, Exam writer NAS Pensacola, Florida from 1995 through 1998, and now the USS Dwight Eisenhower from 1998 to present. I would like to get in touch with anyone that work with me. Looking forward to hearing from the VP Finest year..." [11DEC2000]

SMITH, Linda J. ljsmith9@yahoo.com "...I was assigned to VP-24 from August 89 to August 92. From there, I went to NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, and retired in November 94. I'm trying to locate AVCM Jerry Lucas. Jerry served with the Ken and I at NAMO, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland around 85 to 89 when Ken retired to Middleburg, Florida..." [17SEP2000]

SMITH, Lyle L. lsmith@IXKSgoodland.com "...Would love to find someone from VU-3K, back in the 1950's. We served at NAS MIRAMER, NAS REAM FIELD, AND NAS Atsugi, Japan..." [04DEC98]

SMITH, ABH3 Lynn teetimeman@cox.net "...I served with VP-18 (11/1964-12/1965) with a deployment to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I was responsible for getting power equipment to our aircraft, directed them where to taxi and made sure the were parked correctly..." [20APR2013]

SMITH, Marion J. msmith5129@aol.com "...I joined VP-45 at NAS JAX on the fourth of Jan, 1964. Thay had no airplanes at that time, the first P-3 (buno 151351 I think) came on board about 15 Jan. I made deployments to Argentia, Thule, Lajes, Adak, etc. and left there in Jan 1967. CO's were CDRs Collins, Hume, Chapman. Went to VT-2 as an instructor in the T-28 from 67 to Dec 69. I joined the Reserves after resigning my commission and flew with VP-62 from its begining. I was in VP-7F-2 or something like that before 62 was formed. I flew with the Broad Arrows until 1978 and was the PPC of Crew 7, without a doubt the best ASW crew in the Navy at that time. I enjoyed almost every flight hour and really enjoyed the men that I served with..."

SMITH, AN Melissa milkie5@juno.com "...I served with VP-24 from 1994 to 1995 ( NAS Keflavik, Iceland deployment and disestablishment). Looking for AW2 Zane Day. If anyone knows of contact, please email me. Thanks..." [E-Mail Updated 19OCT2003 | 16JAN2001]

SMITH, AD2 Michael mikesmitht56@gmail.com "...I served with VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [23DEC2016]

SMITH, AW Michael mdatthe@yahoo.com "...I was in the VP Navy as an acoustic AW from 1968 thru 1978. I was initially assigned to VP-21 at NAS Brunswick, Maine but, was only there a short time before they were disestablished and I had to pick up my bags and walk across the ramp to VP-23. I was then in VP-30 from 1975 thru 1978. I would be glad to hear from any of my old Shipmates and I would especially like any information regarding our ordinanceman during 1969 through the early 70's, Brian Hammond..." [29JAN2006]

SMITH, AW1 (NAC) Michael Clark smit9530@uidaho.edu "...I served '88 to '91 in VP-46 in NAS Moffett Field, California, '91 to '93 in FASOTRAGRUPAC Moffett Field, and Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) NAS Moffett Field, California from '93 to '95 during the transition from NAS Moffett Field, California to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Presently, I am attached to VP-69 in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and there I will most likely remain, as a Reservist, for the duration. Gotta love that weekend stuff!..." [10MAY99]

SMITH, Michael G. michaelgsmith65309@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-22 from 1953 through 1955. Looking for Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 16SEP2007 | 19APR2002]

SMITH, AD1 Michael L. Retired oldfehomenh@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-26 (01/1970), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (05/1978) and VP-10 (06/1981) as FE and retired (11/1986)..." [03FEB2013]

SMITH, Mike (Smitty) oldfehome@cdh.net "...VP 10 Flight Engineers Shop from May 81 till I retired November 86..."

SMITH, YNC Mike Retired carmilmem@aol.com "...I served with VP-92 (1980-1983) at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts as active duty Admin Chief and retired in 1983. I moved to South Carolina to teach NJROTC at a local high school..." [30JAN2014]

SMITH, RADM Phillip D. (P.D.) http://www.anahq.org/about/smith_bio.htm "...PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF NAVAL AVIATION - P.D. Smith retired from the U.S. Navy as a Rear Admiral in July, 1993. During his Navy career he was a specialist in maritime patrol surveillance and anti-submarine warfare as well as political-military planning and strategy. He was a pilot, and commanded VP-44 NAS Brunswick, Maine, CPW-2 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, and the Patrol Wings of the U. S. Pacific Fleet from NAS Moffett Field, California. In this latter capacity he was in charge of the 13 Navy maritime patrol squadrons stationed from California, through the Pacific region to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. From 1967-68 he was the Communications Officer aboard USS HANCOCK (CVA-19) and made two deployments to the Tonkin Gulf for operations in Viet Nam. Rear Admiral Smith was Director of Navy Strategy, Plans and Policy (OP-60) in the Pentagon from 1989 to 1991. His duties included representing the Navy's position to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His final active duty assignment was as the Director, Plans and Policy, U.S. Central Command. In that job he was involved in directing the draw-down of military forces in the Arabian Gulf Region following Operation Desert Storm. He traveled extensively in the Middle East and gained an insight into the customs and traditions of the region. (Chronology of duty assignments on page 2.) Following retirement, P.D. was a consultant to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Marietta, Georgia from 1993-97, advising on the sale of maritime patrol aircraft to the Gulf Region. He joined the company full-time in late 1997 as the Director of Near East Business Development, directing a staff responsible for marketing in Greece, Turkey, Jordan and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. In 1999 he became the Director of Maritime Requirements for the company. In that capacity he was responsible for the sales and marketing of LMAC built aircraft to naval forces. His staff marketed the P-3 Orion and S-3 Viking aircraft world-wide and the C-130J Hercules to the US Marine Corps and the US Coast Guard. He retired from Lockheed Martin in December 2000. RADM Smith is a native of Huntington, West Virginia. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Duke University and a Master of Science Degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University. He attended both the Naval War College and the Navy School of Command and Staff. He is a life-time member of the Association of Naval Aviation and during 2000 served on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Council, Navy League of the United States. P.D. is married to the former Mary Evelyn Spencer of Milton, Florida. They reside in Alexandria, Virginia and have three children and two grandchildren, all living in northern Florida..." [17APR2004]

SMITH, Phillip W. philsr1@earthlink.net "...I was stationed at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia in VX-2 from 1952 - 1954. I am looking for some of old Shipmates from that time..." [05JUL2002]

SMITH, Raymond E. rayees@aol.com "...I served with VP-7 (1955-1959) and flew aboard HE-12..." [26OCT2016]

SMITH, ATN2 Raymond E. Jr. raymondesmith@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-18 as electronics technician and aircrew member as radioman and later second tech (ATN2) during the 1962 - 1964 time period. I was part of a detachment to Key West during the Cuban missle crisis and spent many hours on flights flying over ships going in and out of Havana and noting their names and port of registry. US ports were supposed to refuse to load/unload ships after they had been seen trading with Cuba during that time. Many of the ships were British but occassionally there was a big Russian cruise ship bringing 'technicians' to/from Cuba. I was part of a deployment to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada during February and spend some time 'flying the ice patrols' with a stop or two to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I was part of a 6 month detachment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and flew many times from NAS Keflavik, Iceland and will always remember the montly r/r trips to Norway and/or Denmark where we were 'exercising our NATO rights' stopping at several sites in Northern Norway before going to Oslo or Copenhagen for a few days. I was 'out on the town' in Copenhagen the night that Kennedy was shot and won't forget the people's reaction when news that our president had been killed was first broadcast there -- with many inital errors I might add -- like the 'President of Mexico was also shot' when they meant the governer of Texas, John Connelly. I made a UNITAS 'goodwill' trip to South America that lasted 103 days I will never forget. I wish I could afford to make that trip again -- and was 21 or so again too. I would like to hear from anybody who served with VP-18 during that time and still keep up with several friends from squadron..." [06APR2002]

SMITH, Rex rex@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-17 from 1967 - 1970. Served at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington until transition to P-3s, then to NAS Moffett Field, California training and on to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Iwakuni during that time. Was AW2 Julie/ECM operator..." [12AUG98]

SMITH, E-5 Richard J. (Smitty) rnksmit@netzero.net> "...I was a member of the original 1st RR Company forming in Fort Benning, GA in December 1966, than to Marana Air Park, AZ and on to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I was sent to Fort Benning, GA from Fort Lee, VA after graduation from Quarter Master Cook School. My self and three other cooks were told that we had special orders to get to Fort Benning, GA immediately. There was no flights, trains, or buses going to GA. So we took a "TAXICAB" which cost us $95 each and a very long ride in the cab. When we arrived at Fort Benning, GA there was no Unit and the base Commander put us in the transit barracks. The Commander said he had no information of a ASA Unit. A couple of days later three more men showed up. I forgot how long we went with out any other troops, we had fun going to the EM Club. Until one day we were sleep, the next morning there was a lot of noise and there it was over two hundred troops. I worked as a cook and military ploiceman, guarding the P2, out post, and headquarters. I was in the U.S. Army Security Agency which turned into 1st Radio Research (Crazy Cat) from 1966 to 1968. I ets in June 1968 Specialist E5 and went back to my job on Wall Street for Chase Manahattan Bank. In 1969 I went to work at a Large Department Store chain (J.W. Mays, Inc.) as an Executive Accountant, and changed careers in 1973 in Computer Service and Telecommunications which I'm still presently doing in my own business and member of Home Land Security. I had some wonderful years with the Crazy Cats and rode the P2 many times with Col Mac. We had a great bunch of guys and we all stuck together and when I had a chance I kept them well fed with the Navy and Air Force rations in those big consolidated mess halls. I was assigned to the suicide squade to help protect the base if attacked. Did guard on a mail run out in the boonies with Spc 4 Collier. Myself, the other cooks, and military ploice had to take to the fox holes along the perimeter fence at our Naval Compound in NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam during the Tet offensive of 1968 to protect the rest of the troops and air craft on the base and calling Defense Control of the action. I still have many memories of my tour and will never forget (maybe some of the names of the guys) age took care of that. I was called "Smitty" or the "Village Rat" by some, you all know the Village!!!! The other cooks were George "Money Bags - Nick the Greek" Dactilus, William "Mack" Mc Closkey, James "Jim" Miller. I wish the best to all the Crazy Cats and my deepest sympathy to the families of those who are decease, I will never forget the Unit..." [15JAN2003]

SMITH, ADR3 Richard R. smith@jefferson-scranton.k12.ia.us "...Joined VP-48 in 1964 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I maintained the APU's and Fuel systems along with AN "Johnny" Johnson. I transfered to VP-31 for shore duty in December 1966. Continued my service and retired in 1979. Married my present wife Adrienne in 1980..." [07SEP2003]

SMITH, Richard T. (Dick) dicsmith@netsync.net "...Trained in PBM's at NAS Banana River, Florida 1945 was Aviation Radioman 3C. Was in VPB-98. War was over, ended up in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, flying in TBF Avengers. TorpRon 53. After war joined reserve and flew in PBY's from NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York. VP ML 63 Appreciate contact any of my old Shipmates..." [26JAN2002]

SMITH, AT2 Richard W. arruza@cox.net "...I served with VU-3 (12/1953-10/1956) at NAS Point Mugu, California/NAS Reim Field, CA with detachments to Miho AFB, Japan (11/1954) and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1955 and 01/1956-08/1956). I specialized in the maintenance and repair of the P1-K autopilot installed in F6F-kK drones..." [26SEP2016]

SMITH, AO3 Rick L. injunlake@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-5 (1978-1981) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Has anyone broke my flight hour record yet? I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11DEC2014]

SMITH, AMH3 Ricky smitty1@centurytel.net "...I served VP-10 (1978-1981). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [19DEC2012]

SMITH, PH2 Robert M. Sr Retired RbtSmithSr@aol.com "...I was with VP-10 from Sept 59 to 63 then tranfered to the Staion photo lab My rate was Photographer Mate 2nd class. Looking forward to hearing from anyone that was station the same time I was. Looking to hear from anyone..." [16JUL2001]

SMITH, AE3 Rodger L. c/o His Daughter Leslie leslielarson@jodcpa.com "...My Father, to the best of his knowledge and mine, was in NAS Jacksonville, Florida (AE Classes) for boot camp in 1968. From there he went to VP-31 Training School till 1969 ( NAS North Island, San Diego, California), VP-42 ( NAS Whidbey Island, Washington) from 1969-70, then to VC-3 (Imperial Beach) until his discharge, after I was born in 1971. He was a AE3 when he left, and I know he was part of at least two classified deports to the Phillipines, because they were short people of his skillmanship (during VP-42). I also know when he first got to VP-42 they were already on a mission, I believe the Phillipines, so he worked in the AMD for awhile. According to him he remembers a Gerald Hanson (sp?), and a Powers (?), I believe they were both AE's also. I know Dad worked on P2 Neptune's, P-3 Orion's, and on the C-130 Cargo planes. Dad had a fire at the house in January 2000, and lost all but on small snapshot of his Naval pictures. I would love to get some visual reminders of that time back for him, but I need help. I'm hoping someone out there can help me!! Thank you!..." [11DEC2002]

SMITH, CWO3 Roger bandaid@oakharbor.net "...I was a SCPO in VQ-2 from Dec 89 to Oct 92. Would love to hear from any of you..." [01NOV98]

SMITH, AW Roland "Ron" roland.smith@kp.org "...I served with VP-22 (1975-01/1977) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [09OCT2013]

SMITH, Ron yvron@bellsouth.net "...I served with VR-21 (09/1957-10/1959)..." [21NOV2013]

SMITH, Ronald humbirds@epix.ne "...I was stationed as a RM2 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, COMFAIRWING FIVE/COMFAIRWINGSLANT IN 1957 & 1958. The squadrons based there were VP-44 and VP-56. My job as a Radioman was to check out the airborne radio operators in flight to see if they were using the correct procedures or not. I remember one incident in which an engine caught on fire and we had to land in the Atlantic Ocean. Well, everything worked out OK. Would enjoy hearing from some of the people from that era, if possible..." [28DEC99]

SMITH, Roy roysmithusn_mcl@msn.com "...USS Albemarle (AV-5) WWII. Reading Burt Erickson Nelson's comments RE this ship damaging a screw, while negotiating the Panama Canal surely brought back some memories. I was aboard. A young swab jockey just old enough to enlist with the consent of my parents. After boot camp, Co. 3203, 3rd Training Reg. Building 319-U, I returned from leavy and was transported via rail to a then unknown destination where I along with many others boarded the USS Albemarle (AV-5). Put to work in the Chief's quarters, I helped with kitchen duties and with obtaining the food from the main kitchen. One thing I recall about this trip was the heat. I slept on deck most of the time. I recall limping up the cost to board the General John Pope. Ended up on Samar Island, PI Navy 3142. If anyone reads this and Burt Nelson's comments, I would appreciate any information from you..." [24OCT2004]

SMITH, Sam samuelsmith@earthlink.net "...I served with VAW-11 from 1960 to 1962. Mid-Pac on the Midway, full cruise with Det Mike on the Ranger. Exercise cruise on the Tico, where I was co-pilot of the first operational WF loss at sea. I was an LSO and am looking for Gary Starbird, If anyone knows where he is..." [10JUN2004]

SMITH, Sammy W. sammysmith830@gmail.com "...I served with VP-49 (1972-1976) and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 26NOV2014 | 28JUL2001]

SMITH, Steve B. steve.b.smith@lmco.com "...I was at VT-26 for my shore duty from July 76- Aug 78 and went back to sea duty to VF-74. In this site I looked dup VT-26 Beeville, Texas Chase Field, but ended up with a VP-26 outfit. VT-26 was only T-2C in the late 70's. I worked in the ordanance shop as an AO2 when I left. Think the skipper was a CDR Monk in 77, we also had the marines there. Had a Maj. Woods as our maintainance officer . Thanks to him and the shore duty mentallity and being a training out fit my first class flew away before it could be sewed on. But that was o.k. sea duty was a lot better than a training outfit..." [06APR2001]

SMITH, Steve casinogoer234@aol.com "...I served in VP-92 75-76 ground support equipment with brother Dan Smith AMS1..." [26OCT2000]

SMITH, Ted optionsace@verizon.net "...Was in VP-50 from 63 till 66. Two years in NAS Iwakuni, Japan and 18 months in NS Sangley Point, Philippines. In Japan was in crew 8 and then we became crew 1. The plane that is being picked up by the USS Pine Island (AV-12) was our plane. It got shot up good that day. NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam was a very hot place in more ways than one. I still remember the bad sun burn I got (blisters on my back). I won't do that again. I hope everyone that I served with is in good health and happy with the life they are living now..." [E-Mail Updated 16JUL2005| 18JUL99]

SMITH, AMS3 Teresa Ann sixdropsinarow@aol.com "...I served with VP-56 (1987-1990) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I'm still running amok in the civilian world, - was wondering if any of my paintings of our VP-56 Dragon on the Barrack's common walls have still managed to survive...(not holding my breath-but would be cool if anyone still had a pic of it)..." [01DEC2012]

SMITH, AW3 Tim tsmith2007@msn.com "...I served with VP-50 from 1976 to 1978. I flew as a SS-3 with Crew 4. Please drop me a line if you remember the seventies when we all had hair. I became a civilian Federal Government employee in Washington, DC (Contracting Officer)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13NOV2007 | BIO Updated 09DEC2001 | 17JAN98]

SMITH, Thomas tom@billiardbasics.com "...I served with VP-HL-10 from 1944 to 1947. I was a Combat Aircrewman and flew Radio, Radar and Gunner. I served under Commanding Officer CAPTAIN Jack Litsey. We received the Presidential Unit Citation from President Harry S. Truman. We rotated to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and round robins to Fairbanks, Anchorage and Point Barrow. Here in the land of the midnight sun - where a man goes nuts and thinks its fun - days and milles from the beaten track - lies this isle of Kodiak. I will be 85 years on the 16th of August. Good luck to all land god bless..." [30JUL2009]

SMITH, ATN3 Thomas Leroy tomscience@aol.com "...VR-21, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. ATN3 served 1962-1963. I served in the Flight Training Office logging Jet and C130 hours for the pilots. Later I served in AMD testing ad repairing navigation receivers for C118's, and patrol planes. Lived in Barracks 37. I came over attached to a TACAMO unit with John R. Smith and Art Burgin..." [22MAR2010]

SMITH, Timothy W. gfeaster@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-7 ( NAS Jacksonville, Florida), VP-23 ( NAS Brunswick, Maine), VA-195 ( NAS Norfolk, Virginia), NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Hanford, CA., VP-9, VP-30, VP-5, VA-203 ( NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida), USS Bon Hommie Richard CVA-31, USS Independance CVA-63, USS Forastall CVA-59, VX-13 Ton Sunit Vietnam, and retired (1960-1989) USNR..." [22MAR2000]

SMITH, IS1 Todd chrys@viaduct.custom.net "...I was stationed at CPW-11 from 83 - 87, VP-44 from 89 - the decom, VP-10 till 92 and then bounced around for six months between VP-23 and Commander, Patrol Wing Five (CPW-5) till I was medically discharged. I was in VP most of my ten years and loved every minute of it. I am looking for AW1 "Red" Roden and AW1 Tom Blankenship. I am also searching for LT Sarah Smith/VP-44 AIO, 1990. I would appreciate any information on the whereabouts of these Shipmates!!!..." [17SEP98]

SMITH, AO1 TOMMY D. TdonSmith@AOL.COM "...I was in VP-56 from 73-78 on Crew 3. I retired in OCT 82. I'm having a ball now racing a stock car. Send mail!..." [29MAY99]

SMITH, Victor "Smitty" victorsmith@webtv.com "...I served in VP-23 from 81-86 with a little time off in 84. Smitty (smile) is looking for Mayo, Guido, Patrick(AE) and all former Shipmates. Please feel free to drop me a line..." [30MAR99]

SMITH, Victor L. vsmith312@charter.net "...Served in the Navy from 1947 to 1952. Stationed at Santa Ana LTA Base, Guam and Japan. I served with VU-7a, VU-3 and VU-5. We towed targets with Jig Dogs and Turkeys..." [10OCT2003]

SMITH, ADR1 W. G. Retired jayboxes@gmail.com "...I served with AEWBarRonPac (03/1960-05/1962) as a FE with 2654 hours. My Plane Commanders were CDR O'BRIAN and CDR FICKES..." [07DEC2013]

SMITH, AT W. R. wrsmith1@hotmail.com "...I was an AT and First Tech on several flight crews (crew 3, 7, and 10) from 1963 to 1965. Went to NS Rota, Spain in 1963 and really enjoyed all the people I had the opportunity to meet and serve with during all those many years ago..." [05AUG2001]

SMITH, AT2 Wallace L. wally3638@greene.xtn.net "...Hi Fellow "Rock" hounds. I joined VW-13 in 1956 as an AT3 fresh out of AT school in time to deploy to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada for one tour. Transferred to VW-11 on permanent deployment to the "rock" until discharged in June 1959. Spent whole time flying as Radar tech..." [17OCT98]

SMITH, Wayne Retired wayne75146@yahoo.com "...I joined the Navy in 1974. After schooling, my first tour was with VA-83 in FL. After that, I went to VR-24 Det in NS Rota, Spain. From there, I joined VQ-3 in November 1981 as an IFT. I was there until November 1985. I did a tour in HT-8 in FL, then returned to VQ-3 in 1989. I was there until VQ-3 went to OK, when I joined ETD at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I retired in 1994 and moved to Dallas, TX. I have kept in contact with a few of the old crewdogs, but would love to here from anyone who remembers me and want to hear from me..." [20JUL2002]

SMITH, William D. willsmit@aol.com "...I served with VP-2 Crew 5 from 1957 to 1959. Would like to hear from any that served this squadron and time period..." [16FEB2003]

SMITH, William J. lsmith@excel.net "...I served in FASRON-6 Supply from 1952 to 1955. I currently own several businesses and operate a locksmith shop with a couple of my kids just north of Milwaukee, Wi. Would enjoy hearing from anyone in this time frame..." [25MAR2001]

SMITH, William L. smigb@juno.com "...During short time with VP-34 (December 1955 to April 1956) I set up the "Coffee-in-the-Bowl" held for the officers of the visiting Canadian cruiser QUEBEC (on Easter Sunday) and also performed with the CO (John Alley) at the squadrons SUPPRESSED DESIRE party held at the O Club for all of the base officers. Even managed to spend my first anniversary in NAS Trinidad, British West Indies (wife still in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone)..." [23FEB2006]

SMOAK, Arthur B. Retired osoumo@juno.com "...Stationed at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from 1949 to 1956, O&R from February 2, 1949 to September 11, 1951, VF-71 from September 11, 1951 to November 11, 1951, "B" School and returned to FASRON-2 from May 16, 1952 to May 13, 1955, VU-2 from May 13, 1955 to November 9, 1956, left NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island for VU-3 Brown Field / NAS North Island, San Diego, California and was in VU-3 / VC-3 until retirement July 1966. Wish all my "old" Shipmates the best..." [09JAN2004]

SMOCK, John E. jsmock@usa.net "...I was an AW in VP-5 during the time period of summer of 1973 to May 1978. My work number is (805) 277-9927..." [Updated 06FEB98]

SMOCK, ATC Tom Retired blackngolddude@hotmail.com "...I was an IFT on P-3's for 15 years. I started out with VP-1 in 1980. I was an IFT originally assigned to Crew 5, then I was assigned to the greatest crew ever "Crude 7." I made PI deployments in 1980, 1983, and a NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment in 1984 and numerous NAS Agana, Guam dets and NAS Adak, Alaska dets, was in NSF Diego Garcia in 1982 for the infamous P-3 jamboree, we were held hostage for 60 some odd days. I was the Blue Card Natops instructor from 1982-1984. I was assigned to the squadron for good times and bad, and have a fond memory of my tours. I left VP-1 in October of 1984, and went to VAQ-33, I flew on old P-3A's, I left there and was with a site in NAS Dallas, Texas for about 5 years, then went to the EEAP program in North Texas and retired 3 years ago while on recruiting duty. Give me a call, especially all the old VP-1 "Trons" and "Crude 7 Members" from 1980-1984. I now live in Cincinnati, OH, and am a regional recruiter for Cummins, Inc..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01SEP2003 | 30JAN2001]

SMOOT, Carl mrintense@nc.rr.com "...Served from 1975 through 1979 in good ole VP-46. At the time it seemed like the deployments were endless and the times back in the states were too short. But looking back now, I realize I learned a lot and met some great individuals. Would love to hear from Mike Pasternak, John Ferris, Terry Long, to name a few..." [E-Mail Updated 15JAN2002 | 11AUG2001]


SMORAGIEWICZ, Laura "Smorgie" suny4ever@home.com "...First Female Mechanic to VP-23 (It's a true Fact Jack) AME/PR Shop from Jan 85 - June 86. Deployed to NS Rota, Spain. I Remember the first day on the job when I broke a Key in the lock of one of the P-3's. You all laughed at me. You all thought I would ask someone to carry the tool box too but, I always carried it myself. HaHa. Anyhow a special Hi to everyone. Whatever happened to Chief Harter, Dino, Mayo, FE Clarke, or Hicks? I Want to hear from everyone. VP-23 Ruled..." [E-Mail Updated 22AUG2000 | 07MAY98]

SMOYER, Joel T. katy@gowebco.com "...I served with VP-9 from 1958 to 1960 NAS Alameda, California. I would like to hear from former Shipmates. Also looking for Russ Snyder or Percy Puscarr..." [18AUG2003]

SMYERS, CDR T. D. tdsmyers@comcast.net "...I served with VP-5 (March 1986 to February 1990) and VP-30 (February 1990 to October 1991) in the Fleet before becoming a TAR. Since adjusting my designator to 1327, I've served with RATCEN (November 1991 to May 1994), VP-64 (June 1994 to July 1997) at JRB NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-64 OIC at NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, short tour on RADM McLaughlin's staff at CNARF (now CNAR), and now XO of VP-62. Life is good at VP-62!...I became Commanding Officer of VP-62 July 26th, 2003..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 28JUL2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 29DEC2002 | E-Mail/BIO 27SEP99 | 07JUN98]

SMYTH, AE3 Joe fastjoey@elite.net "...I served in VP-22 from 1961 to 1963. I was an AE3. Anyone out there during that time drop me a note..." [13FEB2002]

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