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Memorial Picture "...SNELGROVE, CAPTAIN Ed...My Father, CAPTAIN Ed Snelgrove (USNR), passed away in 1998. Dad loved flying (pilot) with VP-811 at NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota, which he commanded for a year before its disestablishment. Dad would tell me and my brother many wonderful stories and how successful they were at keeping enemy subs out of the Great Lakes. I later became a Navy H-3 pilot and my brother ended up flying F-15s for the USAF - so I guess the programming stuck! There is a P2V on static display at NAS Moffett Field, California and it reminds of my Dad and his stories about trips out to the Bay Area from MSP. I also recall trips out to NAS Brunswick, Maine when he would come back with a gross of lobsters in the hold. I would like to hear from former Shipmates that may have known my Dad..." Contributed by Ted Snelgrove tsnelgrove@ahoo.com [25OCT2010]

Memorial Picture "...SNIVELY, A. W. "Bud"...My Dad (A. W. "Bud" Snively) was in VP-44 (PBYs) in time for the battle of Midway. Then went on to VP-101 as it left the Philippines going to Australia for patrol and harassing raids on Japanese held islands of the South Pacific. I'd love to hear from anyone who served with him. He passed away in 1999. I serve as a chaplain in the Naval Reserves and as the chaplain for the San Diego Silver Eagles Association (Naval enlisted pilots) wing...His Daughter Chaplain Sheri Snively, LCDR, USNR-R sherisn@jps.net..." [25JAN2002]

SNEDDEN, AM3 James R. jimsnedden@comcast.net "...I attended AN(P) School (14JAN52-09MAR52) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Class A School (15SEP52-19DEC52) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, FASRON-5 at NAS Oceana, Va. and VP-34 (1952-1954) at NAS Trinidad, British West Indies flying in the PBM. While on a training mission in Puerto Rico we lost one to the planes (March 22nd, 1953). No one was ever able to verify what happened as minimal debris washed up. No bodies ever surfaced..." [BIO Updated 29JUL2019 | 27JUL2019]

SNEE, Jonn jsnee@ix.netcom.com"...The PV-1 was on this page was my plane. We flew out of Tarawa, Tinian, and Iwo from 1944 to 1945. The planes number is 418...looking for former members of our squadron..."

SNELGROVE, AE2 Mark S. (SPARKY) P3ORIONMS@AOL.COM "...NTC San Diego (AUG. 76), USS Long Beach CGN-9, (NOV. 76- MAR.-78) AD "A" School (APR.- JUN. 78) VA-34 Oceana & USS JFK, (JUN. 78- AUG.-80) RESERVE Duty: Rate change, (got smart!) to "AE" VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California. (96-Present) Having a great time with some of the finest Naval personnel in the world!!! I'm Just glad to be a part of it! Any old Shipmates out there give me a buzzz! God speed..." [05OCT99]

SNELL, AE1 Gylum "Gybo" Retired iamgybo@bellsouth.net "...I was a P-3 Flight Engineer and retired August 1999. I served with VP-69, VP-62, VP-65, and then retired back in VP-62. I'm a A&P and FCC licensed Maintenance Technician for U. S. Customs Service, based in Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 21DEC2006 | 08NOV2000]

SNELL, Ralph M. mndpsnell1@aol.com "...I served with VP-761 (04/1956-02/1957) in the reserves and active duty at NAS Midway Island..." [27FEB2015]

SNELL, Troy snelldog2004@yahoo.com "...I became a VP-17 White Lightning in 1988, where I spent the next six years doing WESPAC and NAS Adak, Alaska deployments. Just a fresh faced 18 year old from Ohio on the mean streets of Olongapo (the horror, the horror). NAS Adak, Alaska was cold, but I managed to meet an AE in my command that I later married. With NAS Adak, Alaska & PI closed, we switched deployments to NSF Diego Garcia, and Japan and soon after I divorced the afore mentioned AE. A boring tour at the TSC at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii point followed. I became one of "Jerry's Kids" with VPU-2 where I had a blast for another five years. By now we had moved from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, so I thought I'd try another TSC tour. It was as boring as before with the added bonus of all the Admiral's staff BS. I did manage to snag me an awesome little hula girl, whom I married, and puts up with me to this day. After 16 years in Hawaii, my streak was destined to come to an end and I now find myself basking in the paradise of NSA Bahrain. My year of exile will be over next month (Jul 05), and will be headed back to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to try a tour at the MOCC. Unless the Navy does something crazy, like make me a Chief, I'll retire out in 2006. Good times... good times..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 27JUN2005 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 21FEB2003 | 03AUG98]

SNELLING, LCDR Bob http://www.friendsofbob.org/meet.htm "...In June of 1965, as a newly commissioned Ensign, Bob reported aboard the USS Robert K. Huntington (DD-781), a World War II vintage Destroyer, stationed at Mayport, Florida, and served there for two years as Gunnery Officer and Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer with collateral responsibilities of Public Affairs and Personal Financial Affairs. The Huntington made one Mediterranean Sea deployment and several short cruises to the Caribbean during Bob's tour. Upon completing all associated flight training, he reported in 1969 to VP-28, The Hawaiian Warriors, at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he served as pilot and Flight Line Officer. Later in 1969, VP-28 was decommissioned so he immediately reported to VP-6, The Blue Sharks, also at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While serving in the patrol navy he spent three short periods in Vietnam flying in Operation Market Time, an operation designed to keep supplies from arriving to help the Viet Cong in South Vietnam. While his primary responsibility was to fly as a Patrol Plane Commander in P-3, aircraft he also served VP-6 as Assistant Administrative Officer and Personnel Officer. During his time of service he was awarded the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal all for service during the Vietnam war. Upon leaving active duty he joined VP-64, a reserve patrol squadron, at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Bob earned the rank of Lieutenant-Commander which he held upon resigning from the Naval Reserves in 1975. Bob joined Delta Air Lines as a pilot in 1972. He has flown as Flight Engineer, Co-pilot, and Captain on many of Delta's jets. He has spent most of his twenty-five year career flying the Boeing-727 and Lockheed's L-1011. He is currently an L-1011 Captain based in Atlanta, GA. He specialized as a flight instructor for 13 years with Delta. Most recently he taught pilots and co-pilots on the Boeing-727. Bob was promoted to Senior Flight Instructor, a position he held for about two years before returning to full time flying in late 1996..." [17APR2004]

SNELLING, CT1 Sam FSUSAM@AOL.COM "...Flew missions with VQ-2 out of Incirlik AB (TUSLOG DET 58) in EA3B in 1962/1963. Was a Communications Techincian 1st (CT1) at the time. Best days of my life!..." [21JUN2001]

SNIDER, Don sniderfo@softcom.net "...From early 1956 until late 1958 I served as a newly-minted JO at FASRON-114 NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Jobs included personnel, legal, I&E, aircraft maintenance, communications, etc. My wife, daughter and I lived in WWII housing at Lake Louise, before moving into town. The only heat was from an oil burning stove in the front room. Were the bedrooms ever cold! Must have taken hundreds of pictures of Lake Louise at different times of the year. Who could forget catching our limit of King salmon and Dolly Varden trout, and buying large King crabs for a dollar from the fishermen on their return to town? They would feed the family for three days. FASRON-114 had an old war surplus quonset hut that was our fish smokehouse, run by a CPO. I also remember my first flight on our UF (Air Force SA-16 Albatros - backup for the Coast Guard, with a young Navy pilot that had never flown a seaplane before! That was exciting!..." [29JUL2003]

SNIDER, CWO Lee Retired leesnider@live.com "...I served with the Crazy Cats (U.S. Army) (1970-1971) with George Kennedy, Marty Martinez, Bill Due, John Stanley, Josh Kaiser, Antonio V. Gonzales, Ramsey, Harris, Smitty, Bob Mables (Civilian), Bailey, Dick Prouty, Kilpatrick (General Patton recitals) and memory fades. Are we all fading away?..." [12JUL2011]

SNIFFEN, Paul sniffman@hotmail.com "...Served at NAS Brunswick, Maine in 1961-62, Ground Electronics support of communcation, radar, navigation, and metereological systems. Served at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island in 1960-61, same duties as NAS Brunswick, Maine. Discharged in 1965 and worked as civilian on Navy projects ever since. Involved in engineering projects for A6, A7, AV8, F/A 18, SH60..." [E-Mail Updated 21MAR2003 | 05NOV98]

SNODGRASS, AT2 Mark crazy-al611@bresnan.net "...Good to see some names on here that I recognize and would love to hear from you. I was assigned to VPU-2 from November 1995 to October 1999. Went from ATAA to AT2 during that time. In early 1996 I went TAD to AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and worked in 610, 61D, and 690. Made the big move over to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in 1999 and spent the little time I had left there. After getting out I moved back home to Montana and joined the Air Guard as a traditional guardsman. I am now a full time Avionics Technician with the 120 Fighter Wing MTANG working on the F-16C Falcon. I will always have a place in my heart for the sound of 4 turbo-prop engines though. So drop me a line anytime if you are in the area..." [05FEB2004]

SNOKE, Christopher christopher.snoke@navy.mil "...I served with VP-9 (01/1975-12/1980) FE/Mechanic and VPU-2 (11/1984-02/1988) Mechanic..." [02JUL2013]

SNOOK, AD1 George L. Retired schpotov@webtv.com "...I served with VP-11 from 74 to 77 and VP-10 from 88 to 91. I wouldn't mind hearing from old Shipmates most of all Circle Trigon members..." [12JUN99]

SNOUFFER, Raymond Warren 104656.633@compuserve.com"...4/88 - 7/91 VP-47 NAS Moffett Field P-3C Aircraft Commander...9562 S. Beck Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85284, USA, Home: 602-598-3082..."

SNOWDEN, Bobby (Bur-Rabbit) gizmopom@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-18 from 1959-1961. I was a crewmember on LG3 with ADR D. D. Vaughn was Crew Chief, ADR3 William Bell & Bob Generaux. I then served with VT-2 at NAS Whitingfield, Milton, FL. from 1961-1964 with ADR1 Richard Lemay & Larry D. Wheaton. I commissioned the USS America (CVA-66) from 1964-1966 serving with Roy Meyers, Larry Ortiz & Danny Renniger. 1966-1971 Whitingfield, Milton, Fl. I served with the USS Forrestal from 1971 to 1974 with ADR2 Bill Radtke & Frank Plusksi. Retired 1975 from NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Now reside in Berea, KY. Retired from Yuasa Exide in 1999. Love to here from some of you..." [06JAN2001]

SNYDER, Bob snyd@sneezy.sri.com "...I completed tours in VP-31 Det. NORIS (68-69), VP-40 twice (72-74,79-83), Patwing 2 (74-78), Patwing 10 (83-86), Patwingspac (86-88). I retired Aug 88 with 30 years..."

SNYDER, Bill b.snyder@centurycable.com "...Was first stationed with P-3's at NAS Brunswick, Maine with VP-8 in November of 1972. After working my way to the "Tron" shop, was allowed to go to "A" school in Millington, Tennessee,after graduation was assigned to VP-30 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for Radio Operator school. I was then assigned to VP-23, CAC 7, in NAS Brunswick, Maine till discharge in 1976. Was heavily recruited for reserves VP-66 in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as I was the only NATOPS qualified 8265 on the East coast. Unfortunately, I was uncomfortable flying with reserve pilots after flying with some of the best pilots in the world. Remember many 1 approach, 2 landings comments.... Did deployments to the usual, NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I have fond memories of sun rises in the straits of Gibralter. Would love to hear from any of the flight crew members. I still can recognize the sounds of those Allison engines..." [01JUN2000]

SNYDER, Dave "Duke" dwatson@iquest.net "...Was assigned to VP-42 NAS North Island, San Diego, California 1950-1954. Stops at NAS Kodiak, Alaska, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, etc. Interested in any info from members that squadron as well as Reunion info..." [14SEP2000]

SNYDER, Denis L. denis1941@aol.com "...I was in VP-24 from 60-63, attached to Powerplants Div. Wanted to be on aircrew but when I couldn't see the instruments with out my glasses. I was stuck as a ground pounder. My tour with VP-24 was an experience I have never forgotten. I was in VP-8 from 65-67 but missed them ole 3350 recips. Hope to hear from Shipmates..." [23OCT2000]

SNYDER, AWC RONALD C. Retired RONS55@prodigy.net "...SERVED AT: AT "A" SCHOOL 59-60, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines 60-63, VP-9 NAS Alameda, California 64-66, VP-50 IWAKUNI JAPAN 66-68, ASCAC NS Sangley Point, Philippines 69-71, ASCAC NAS Adak, Alaska 71-72, and TSC NAS Moffett Field, California 72-75..." [24FEB98]

SNYDER, AD3 Ross rosssnyder@aol.com "...I served with VU-10 (06/1952-07/1955) flying as Plane Captain (JD-23 10/1954-06/1955 and JD-24 01/1955-07/1955) and FASRON-3 (08/1955-02/1956) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia until discharged..." [16APR2013]

SNYDER, PN2 Stephen "Keebler" steve52@worldinter.net "...I was stationed at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, TX from June 73 through November 1976. I arrived on board as a PNSN and left both Chase and the Navy as a PN2. I worked in the enlisted personnel office for base personnel. I provided adminstrative support to Training Wing Three and VT-24, VT-25, and VT-26..." [29MAR2002]

SNYDER, ATC Stuart "Duke" Retired ssnyder10@hotmail.com "...After Boot Camp in Bainbridge, MD, AN "P" school in NAS Norman, Oklahoma and AT "A" school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I recieved orders to NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey where I was assigne to AT&D and had the opportunity to fly as Radioman in several models of Blimps. In December 1957 I was ordered to VW-2 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland until my release from active duty in September 1959. Reenlisted in November 1959 and was assigned to VW-15 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Transferred to NRL at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in March 1961 until September 1961 at which time I was again ordered back to NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey. Then on to AT "B" school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee from March 1964 to November 1964. My next assignment was to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada from December 1964 to December 1965 and then on to VAW-33 in NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Served in VAW-33 from January 1966 to October 1967 at which time I reported for duty to VP-30 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland until transferring to VP-26 in NAS Brunswick, Maine where I finished out my career in June 1976..." [BIO Updated 23MAR2006 | E-Mail Updated 08JUN2004 | 23FEB2000]

SNYDER, AW1(AW) Terry Retired sensorone@roadrunner.com "...Bitchmaster Lives. I served with VP-6 (1982 to 1987), VP-30 (1987-1990), Naval Oceanography Command Facility (NOCF) NAS Bermuda (1990 to 1993) and VP-11 (1993-1995). Retirement is bliss..." [E-Mail Updated 11JUL2008| E-Mail Updated 05MAY2002 | Updated 17JUL98 | 00XXX97] [ICQ# 2443136]

SNYDER, Tom tom3@gci.net "...I served with VP-50 from 1966-1969. I would like to hear from anyone I served with (especially Crew 5)..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAR2003 | 13MAY98]

SNYDER, Tom (Turtle) tomsnyder@flightline.com "...Served with VP-45 from September 1974 to Septempber 1977, joining during a NAS Keflavik, Icelanddeployment, living through NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Unitas and a full NAS Keflavik, Iceland again. I am now a Captain with Delta living in Georgia and leading a more normal life than my VP days..." [09JAN2001]

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