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Memorial Picture "...SOMERS, AT2 Ken... VP 10 1960's passed away July 8, 2008..." Contributed by WILSON, AT2 Robert T. Jr. helgasgardener@gmail.com [29JAN2009]

Memorial Picture "...SORICELLI, ARM1 Carmine Anthony...Shipmate PixCirca 1942...It is with great sadness that I must report that Carmine Soricelli has passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Laurie Care Center in Laurie, MO. Carm was born April 21, 1922, in Brighton, MA, to Enrico and Adelina Soricelli. He attended Brighton High School and graduated from Boston University with a journalism degree. During WWII, he served Dad served with VPB-13 home based MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii serving with the Navy from 5-24-1942 until his discharge on 3-17-1948 receiving many honors, including six Gold Stars and two Distinguished Flying Crosses. Professionally, he worked as a Federal Aviation Administration Flight Information Officer at the Columbia Regional Airport. In 1963, he met and married Shirley Smith. Following his retirement in 1978, they built their dream home at the Lake of the Ozarks. An accomplished musician, Carm spent his post-retirement years performing with the Lake Jazz Orchestra. He and Shirley also used their various talents to entertain at local churches, civic groups, retirement centers and the Sunrise Beach Little Theater. They were both active at West Lake Christian Church..." Contributed by Linda Canestraight canestraightl@missouri.edu [17DEC2019]

Memorial Picture "...SOUTHWORTH, LT Thomas E...My Dad, Thomas E. Southworth, passed away in 2001. Dad served with VQ-2 in the 1960's. His job with the crew, as I understand (he never really talked about it), was electronics/radar? Just wondering if there is anyone remaining who knew him. Two of his buddies that I met were Art Northrup and Carl Hammond. He spoke of patrols on the Soviet border, shadowing the Soviet navy and taking part in the Cuban missile crisis..." Contributed by Thomas E Southworth Jr. tesouthworth@gmail.com [24JUL2017]

Memorial Picture "...SOWER, Hammond E. "Ed" Jr...Hammond E. (Ed) Sower, Jr., passed away on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 in Huntsville, Texas. He was born in Roanoke, Va. on April 13, 1919 where he lived most of his life. Ed was a veteran of World War II, serving with VPB-118 on Okinawa. He was retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad and was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church serving in many lay capacities where he was most proud of his long service as a Sunday School Teacher..." WebSite: Encyclopedia http://www.encyclopedia.com/ [11SEP2008]

Memorial Picture "...SUSOL, AMM1 Ferdinand Francis Shipmate Pix...My Father in Law, Ferdinand Francis Susol, served with VD-1, CASU-(F)41 and FAW-14. He received the World War II Victory Medal, Air Crew Insignia (3 Stars), Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal (2 Stars), American Theater Medal, Air Medal, Naval Unit Commendation, Philippine Liberation and Good Conduct Medal..." Contributed by Brenda Susol beebalmred@aol.com [21FEB2021]

SOAPER, Steven J. stevensoap@verizon.net "...I served with VP-68 from June 1973 to September 1980. My first 4 years were as a SAR and I then re-enlisted and went TAR from 1977 till 1980. I was an AT and also flew as an FCO while serving with the "Blackhawks". I worked for the Navy as a Flight Test Electronics Technician about a half mile away from hangar 101 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I worked at the Naval Rotary Wing Test Squadron and enjoyed working on aircraft. I recently retired and living in St. Mary's County, Maryland. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [Updated E-Mail 26JAN2010 | 02AUG99]

SOBCZAK, Chris "Sabo" chris_sheer@yahoo.com "...This is Chris "Sabo" Sobczak. I was an AO Aircrewman in VP-22 from 8/89-6/92. I was on CAC5 "Brew5" and finally CAC1 the "Lucky Ones". If there are any NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Kadena, or Misawa buddies out there drop me a line. I'm still trying to get over the fact that NAS Cubi Point, Philippines is closed. The Navy will never be the same..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2005 | E-Mail Updated 13MAY2000 | 12APR98]

SOBCZAK, CWO2 Joe joseph.sobczak@navy.mil "...Drilled with CMSRF 6th Fleet back in the 80's and 90's when the unit was located in the hanger between VP-64 and VP-66. Served under Commanders Laakso and Stonesifer as data processing tech. Completed AT's at NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." [E-Mail Updated 31MAR2009 | 16JAN2009]

SOBEL, Howard G. hsobel@cox.net "...I served with the First Radio Research Co. (Originally at HHC 224th) from July 1970 to April 1971 and worked the Orderly Room and later in Supply. I left April 1971 and was back at HHC 224th from January 1972 until the end in 1973. I retired from Army in 1990 and currently work as Defense Contractor in DC area supporting the National Missile Defense Program. Hope some of you will contact me..." [31OCT2010]

SOBIESZYK, AE Craig ts12710@1american.com "...I served with VP-48 from 1977 to 1979 as an Aviation Electrician. Would like to hear from anyone that was stationed with VP-48 doing the same time, especially Ron Wadsworth from upstate New York..." [E-Mail Updated 18MAR2005 | E-Mail Updated 17SEP2004 | 19MAY2003]

SOCH, AE2 Don dleesoch@sbcglobal.net "...I served with FASRON-12 (1954-07/1956) at NAS Miramar, California. Chief GOLDEN(?) was my Clectric Shop boss when I arrived..." [18DEC2012]

SOCKBESON, Henry Jr. [Deceased] c/o Jessi Banks jsockbe@aol.com "...My dad was on the USS St. George (AV-16) during worl war II. He was on ship when the kamikaze hit on May 5, 1945. Would like to correspond with any vet who was on that ship. I just lost my dad in August this year. Found lots of old photos and would like to share them and learn who his friends were. His name is Henry Sockbeson Jr. Thank you all so much for serving our country..." [11DEC2002]

SODERBERG, AE2 James (Jim) JSoderberg@cybrzn.com ...Circa 1953... Shipmate Pix ...Circa 1999... Shipmate Pix "...I served with VP-23 from July 1953 (just before we shipped out to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada) until March 1956. Was one of the fortunate ones who only had to spend a little over 2 months in NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I was in a flight crew the last two years and, if memory serves me correctly, was in the crew for MA-3 (Lt. Fryer was our pilot). Would be delighted to hear from any of my OLD Shipmates!..." [24MAY2001]

SODERHOLM, AZCS Roland J. Retired rolsal@mac.com "...I served with VP-24 (10/1963-12/1966) flying with Crew-2 and Crew-7, VP-30, USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7), USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) and retired 1986. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 01JUN2018 | E-Mail Updated 01NOV2005 | E-Mail Updated 21JUN2002 | 15SEP1997]

SOLDO, Frank franksoldo@aol.com "...I joined VP-9 in June of 1955 transfering from VA-95. Spent time in NAS Kodiak, Alaska with the squadron as Logistics Yeoman and returning home in late December. Left the service December 1955..." [21APR2004]

SOMMER, Marv marvsommer@aol.com "...I served with VP-2 from September 1954 until August 1957. I am looking for Shipmates in the AT shop in 1957, especially for Ron Rasky..." [24JUL2006]

SOMMER, AE2 Robert J. rjs888cpa@aol.com "...I was a member of VS-23 prior to their departure, in 1952, for duty in North China Sea during the Korean conflict. Squadron was based at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Aircraft used were TBMs..." [13APR2002]

SONGER, John songer@intertek.net "...Joined Navy in 1966. Sent to PR A School. Served VC-8 March 1967 to March 1969, RVAH-5 March 1969 to June 1970, VP-67 1974-1975, US Army Reserve 281 Aviation Co 1980-1984, and US Navy Reserve 1984-1997..." [17JAN2001]

SOO, Jamie mellillaexiv@netscape.net "...I served with VP-10 NAS Brunswick, Maine in 1988. I am now a flight attendant and have had the pleasure to be captained by a number of former squadron officers on my flights! Would love to hear from anyone from VP-10. Those were the days, huh?!..." [05APR2006]

SOPER, LT Will "...VP-94 LT. Will Soper, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana 70143-5000, 504-393-3143..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

SOPHER, Doug doug_sopher@pechiney.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1964 through 1965. Anyone remember Andy's and the Andy's Wolf Pack? I have one of the first beer mugs made with the Wolf's head embosed on it. If anyone out there remembers, the model for the mug was a picture that was riped off from the comm office in Cuba. Let me know..." [28NOV2000]

SORENSEN, ADJ Harold mrhgsjr@aol.com "...I served with VQ-2 from Dec 64 to April 66 deployed with 2 aircraft and 3 crews to assist VQ-1 in Dec 65. Would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." [02MAR2009]

SORENSEN, Marty maddmart@netzero.net "...I served with VP-4 and VP-6 from 1981-1985..." [12MAY2002]

SORENSON, AX(W)2 Kieth kiethsorenson@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 from 1966 to 1969 (deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan twice). Would pay dearly for or like to make a copy of 1966 NAS Iwakuni, Japan Cruise book. I see Bo Dudley here. I know where Bill Ovelman is, I communicate with Danny Gates periodically. I would like to find the whereabouts of AT2 Bill (Soupy) Campbell. Quite a few of the late 1960s gang are at http://www.classmates.com/..." [15JUN2004]

SORENSON, ADRC Robert E. Retired bob-cctexas@att.net "...Served in VC-4 from June 1955 - July 1956 as a ADAN. Flew in AD-5's as crewmember. October 1955 USS Tarawa CVS-40, November 1955 USS Leyte CVS-32. Feb - April 1956 TAD to Test Center NAS Patuxent River, Maryland F4D-1 April 1956 USS Forestal CVA-59 with F4D-1 August 1956. Transfered to VF-101 NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida..." [27FEB2001]

SORENSON, ADR3 Roger rognola@frontiernet.net "...I joined VP-812 in 1953, shortly after they came back from Alaska. I progressed from Airman Recruit up the ladder to ADR3. I was a Plane Captain and crew member for several years. Was on a flight crew when the squadron went to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. I was discharged in 1961. I would sure like to hear from former Shipmates..." [03NOV2009]

SORICELLI, ARM1 Carmine Anthony c/o Linda Canestraight canestraightl@missouri.edu "...Shipmate PixCirca 1942...Dad served with VPB-13 home based MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii serving with the Navy from 5-24-1942 until his discharge on 3-17-1948. During his tour he received 1 Distinguishing Flying Cross, 3 Air Medals, 3 gold stars and 3 silver. First Air Medal was signed by Admiral C.W. Nimitz 1944 for Wake Island Jan 30 - Feb 11 air raids. Second Air Medal was signed by Rear Admiral J. Perry 1945 for Apr 28 - May 15 air raids. No paper record of the 3rd Air Medal. He did save a piece of shrapnel that I believe he got wounded with during one air attack, no Purple Heart medal found in his belonging but his sister's seem to think he did receive one. He flew on 3 different planes, "Vicious Virgin", "Class-Lassy" and "Twid's Tw'oronado" that I know of. I do not know who the pilots or crew were, no names, just pictures in his Kaneohe Bay LogAlbum. I would love to find out the names of guys he flew with if possible to put names with the photos. His LogAlbum shows pictures from Orot Guam M. I. in Oct 1946. I still have his Orot Guam Library Card stating he was only 24 years old at that time. I know that he visited Shanghai, China but not sure if it was R&R or a temporary station before return home. Carmine is still alive and will be 94 on his next birthday. Living in a Laurie, Missouri retired from the FAA after 30++ years as an Air Traffic Controller at the Columbia, Missouri airport. After his naval discharge Carmine attended Boston University and received 2 degrees, 1 in Arts & Science and 1 in Journalism. After graduation Carmine moved west to Normal, Oklahoma as a broadcaster for a local radio station. At some point in time he next moved to Missouri where he took an Air Traffic Controller job with FAA and lived in Columbia, Mo. until retirement in 1979. If anyone recognizes people, I would love to hear from you. It's amazing how Carmine can still remember things after so much time has past. Just a couple of years ago another retiree of the Navy living in the same nursing home was talking with Carmine and they discovered the guy use to fuel the planes Carmine as on at the same fueling location during that time period….small world isn't it. So anyone who has knowledge of the squadron, I welcome your stories and identities of crew members..." [22FEB2016]

SORRELL, AX3 Bill wsorrell7@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-47 form 1981 through 1985. Deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan in 1982 and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan in 1984. Remember the "Tron Busters"!! Many great memories and "life experiences". Finished my Navy life in VP-31 from 1985 through 1986. The VP Navy was the life. NSF Diego Garcia in 1982 and NAS Adak, Alaska in 1984. Also stationed at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from 1979 through 1981. I'm now an Avionics Tech at United Airlines. Commercial Aircraft are sooooo tame, I sure miss the good old days. Would enjoy hearing from former Shipmates..." [15NOV2000]

SORRELL, Evan evnjen@seanet.com "...AW3 in VP-48 from 87 to 90. Good to see all the fammiliar names here. I hope everyone is well and would love to hear from other Shipmates..." [18NOV98]

SORRENSON, AD3 Ken kens@lakewebs.net "...I was with VP-47 during the 52/53 tour to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was an AD3 ground crew member with Paul Ogle and R.E. Vantine. My best friend Leroy "Zeke" Graff and I were together for all 4 years and were transferred to NATC Kingsville, Texas just before the next tour, where we got out of the navy. If anyone remembers us feel free to communicate..." [09DEC2001]

SORUM, Merle msorum@bevcomm.net "...I served with VP-48 (1960-1962) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I flew as a Jez Operator aboard the P5M..." [31MAR2017]

SOTO, Frank c/o His Son Frank Soto, Jr. faslcs@cs.com "...I am trying to locate anyone who knew my father at Dunkeswell. He is interested in contacting old friends. His name is Frank Soto. He was a Yeoman 1st Class and worked in the VPB-103 unit office. He is from Los Angeles and was assigned to VPB-103 from 1943 in Kearney Mesa to 1945 at Dunkeswell..." [31DEC99]

SOUCHAK, AE John C. lucentum@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-23 (1977-1980). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [20MAR2013]

SOUCI, Damon R. Sans Damon.R.SansSouci@NOAA.GOV "...AT3. Served in VXN-8 from '87 - '91 Avionics shop . Will never forget all those wild VXN-8 parties at the "House of Ill Repute!" If anybody has any good photos of those parties, would love to see a few! Ended enlistment and worked at Force Warfare as a civilian on the P-3's and the Convair 880 from '91 - '92. From '92 to present, work for the NOAA Hurricane Hunters at MacDill AFB, FL. as Avionics Manager and IFT/Radio Operator on the WP-3D's..." [12OCT99]

SOUDERS, YN2 Tara tsouders@mailcity.com "...I served in VP-91 from October 1996 to April 1999. Would like to keep in touch w/ any VP-91 Alumni for Reunion. We don't have any addresses anymore and I'd like any addresses so I can pass them on to CDR Allmon, the last Skipper, if I can find him..." [28SEP99]

SOUKUP, AX3 Jim coupester@yahoo.com "...Looking for any VP-17 guys from 1970-1973 homeported in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and back to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Was a AX3 would like to hear from anyone in the squadron during that time..." [03OCT2003]

SOUTH, Stacy L. Neher TwoCoolSouth@msn.com "...I served with VPU-1..." [17JUN2000]

SOUTHARD, Clarence I. "Bud" brknspokeranch@charter.net "...Great Lakes 10-10-1960, AMD NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, AMS-A Sch NAS Millington, Tennessee, VW-11 NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, VS-26 NAS Norfolk, Virginia (CVS-15 Randolph & CVS-11 Intrepid) NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania, AMS-B Sch NAS Millington, Tennessee, OMD, NAS Agana, Guam, Instructor Duty NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee AMS-A&B Sch., VP-46 NAS Moffett Field, California 9-76 to 8-79, Instructor Duty NAMTG NAS Moffett Field, California. Retired Dec. 1982..." [22APR2009]

SOUTHARD, ATR3 Larry O. los0116@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-56 (1970) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [03MAR2017]

SOUTHWORTH, Bud skyhawk@cnw.com "...former PPC of a P-5M (Crew three) of VP-50..." WebSite: http://www.skyhawk.org

SOUZA, G. GARY7732@aol.com "...VP-23. I recently found a VP-23 "Plan of the Day"/Watch Bill from 20 December, 1970 ( NS Rota, Spain Deployment). IT contains the names of numerous officers and men that stood duty on that Sunday as well as a nice Xmas poem on the back by LCDR Munch. I will be glad to mail a copy to anyone who went on that deployment. I will even pay for the postage..." [30NOV98]

SOKOLOSKI, PN2 Jill Stanley_Dog@msn.com "...I (Tony Petrusha) was a 2nd mech on crew 7 in VP-48 from 1973 through 1977...A point of interest to some people from VP-40 and VP-31, PN2 Jill Sokoloski and I are still happily married, she enjoyed this site and remembered Iwacuni, Midway, Misawa and Mumbles. Drop me a line..."

SOYK, Herb FFLNG@aol.com"...VP-21, circa 1957-1961..."

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