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Memorial Picture "...TALLEY, AO3 Johnnie Wayne...I regret to inform VP-17 Shipmates of the loss of Shipmate John Talley. He passed away August 14, 2009 of prolonged heart failure, diabetes, and other health complications. He is survived by his wife Ann and a huge family in the area of Anniston, Alabama. We were most fortunate to have a mini Crew 5 ('64 Okinawa & '65 Iwakuni) Reunion with him in 2006. I believe John served the 'White Lightnings' '61 thru '65. Like all the other AO's he was a dedicated Ordanceman and maybe the most congenial, rarely without a smile. He had his own Insurance Agency in Mt. Vernon for 20 years before returning to 'Sweet Home Alabama.' Rest in peace Shipmate. FETSCHER, AXC Dennis "Fetch" Retired dfetscher@cox.net..." [17AUG2009]

Memorial Picture "...TASSIN, James S...My father passed away approximately 2 years ago. He was a navy pilot during and slightly after WWll. I myself served aboard CVA31 from 65 thru 68 mostly in the Gulf of Tonkin. I was an SK. My father and I used to talk about our experiences. He flew with VPB-129 and VS-36 among others. I noticed the picture of the squadron insignia under VPB-129. I have a couple of much better quality copies. Also saw the note about the sub action in August 1943. I checked my dad's log books from that day and he was aloft in an OS2U-3 while attached to VS-36. He had told me stories thru the years about several such incidents he was involved in or in the near vicinity. I would like to hear from anyone who might have served in VPB-129 with my father. He said his favorite squadron was VPB-129...TASSIN, James S. Jr. dtassin1@aol.com..." [10DEC99]

Memorial Picture "...TAULBEE, LCDR William H...(VP-16, VP-30 and VP-56) William H. Taulbee, 83, of Hanover, beloved husband of Willodene Taulbee, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, MD. Born on March 12, 1929 in Mary, KY, he was one of twelve children born to Luther M. and Leona F. Lawson Taulbee. He was preceded in death by three brothers and six sisters as well as a daughter, Brenda Marie Taulbee and a granddaughter, Maggie Elizabeth Taulbee. He retired from the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander, having served for 23 years. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Following his retirement, he worked for Rest Haven Cemetery. Active in the church, he was a deacon in the Baptist Church for twenty years and taught Sunday School for many years and currently held his membership at Crosswind Church of God in Westminster. In addition to his wife of 61 years, he is survived by their children, Darlene K. McClenny and her husband, Donald of UT, Stanley L. Taulbee and his wife, Tricia of MO and William A. Taulbee and his wife, Joyce of Westminster; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ada Ruth Mackey and her husband, Doug of Lexington, KY and Bonnie Marcopolus of Virginia and many nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 11 am on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc., 311 Broadway, Hanover with The Rev. David Sulcer officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery. The family will receive friends at viewings from 5 to 7 pm Thursday and Friday evenings at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judeís Childrenís Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. WebSite: http://www.panebakerfuneralhome.com/..." Contributed by Stan Taulbee stantaulbee@yahoo.com [07AUG2012]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...TAYLOR, AMH3 Darvin E...(VP-4 1962-1966)...Darvin Edward Taylor, 73, went to be with the Lord in Heaven on Monday, July 24, 2017. He was born in Pierce County and had lived most of his life in Wayne and Long Counties. He was retired from ITT Rayonier in Jesup as a shift supervisor with 39 years of service. A US Navy veteran, he was a member of The Enforcers Motorcycle Club and a devoted, God-fearing family man. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Jesup. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanton and Lois Taylor. Survivors are his daughter and son-in-law, Leah and Robert Hughes of Ludowici; son, Terry Taylor of Ludowici; step-daughter, Elizabeth Smith of Jesup; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Evelyn Chapman and Barbara and Eddie Dasher of Ludowici; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 27 at 1:30 PM at the Howard Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Vann Dempsey officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Georgia Veteranís Cemetery in Glennville. Active pallbearers will be Jim Chapman, Russ Mitcham, Lee Mitcham, Jose Fuentes, Ryan Herndon, and Zach Thorn. Honorary pallbearers will be The Enforcers Motorcycle Club members. Remembrances are suggested to The Enforcers Club, 32 Spaniel Trail, Swainsboro, GA 30401. Family and friends may sign the online register at http://www.howardfuneralga.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici. Darvin worked in Maintenance Control in 1962 and later worked in Airframes. Guest book available at https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?CFID=57df097d-dfb7-43bb-9b31-b9a4cecf9a15&CFTOKEN=0&o_id=4311869&fh_id=14679..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [06SEP2017]

Memorial Picture "...TAYLOR, ARM2 E. E...Dad served with CASU-27 (05/1944-07/1944) at NAS DeLand, Florida, VB-16 (09/1944-12/1944), VB-97 and VB-75 (06/1945-12/1945) at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. Dad received the American Theater Ribbon and Victory Medal. You can view Dad's pictures on http://www.flickr.com/photos/pat36a/..." Contributed by Paul Taylor pat36a@verizon.net [16SEP2011]

Memorial Picture "...TAYLOR, Rear Admiral Ford...My Dad, Rear Admiral Ford Taylor, Commanded NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco (June 1948 to June1950) and as a 12 yr old, I used to work the flight line when I was not at school in Switzerland. One day in April 1950, I rmember going to my usual spots (photo lab, para loft, "follow me yellow jeep", Navy radio CN8EQ...and the sailors were frantically placing 30/50 cal guns into the PB4Y-2 Privateers. I asked why and was told that the Russians had shot one of our unarmed flights down off of Latvia(?) so now we were to be armed. I helped some but will always remember the seriousness of purposs. The laid back demeanor of NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco was shattered forever by the Cold War. Dad passed away June 4, 1993 and is now interned at Arlington National Cemetery. Brent Taylor (son of Capt Ford Taylor, Commanding) btandct@comcast.net..." [24SEP2008]


TABLER, Dennis R. c/o Doug Tabler dougcorryton@aol.com "...My Father, Dennis R. Tabler, served with VP-28 from 1952-1954. He is interested in finding anyone he may have served with..." [13FEB2005]

TACKABERRY, Will chret@msn.com "...I served with VS-27 from 1952 to 1953. We flew TBM's and then got AF-2S and 2W aircraft. Went on Med Cruise in 1953. Left the Navy in 1953 and joined the AF and remained till 1986 had a total service time of 37 years. Retired as Chief in AF. I still go to USS WRIGHT CVL 49 Reunions. Our last one was at Dayton, Ohio. Anyone in the squadron in that time frame I would like to hear from them. I was also stationed at NAS Memphis, Tennessee and NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I was an aircrewman in the AF-2S and also in charge of the Supply unit with the squadron..." [27NOV2003]

TACKETT, AMS3 Aaron adtackett@alltel.net "...Served with VP-67 from March 1991 to August 26, 1994. I went civilian and am working as an electrician for a pipeline company. I'd like to hear from anyone I was stationed with..." [20SEP2004]

TACKETT, Bob btacket@ibm.net "...I was in VP-9 from 1973 though Aug of 75. Would love to hear from anyone from the squadron. Wish I could go back and do it all over again..." [14NOV98]

TACKETT, Derwood dast@itexas.net "...I served in VW-13 and VW-15 from 1956-1958. Flew in flight crew 10 in VW-13, can't remember the crew number in VW-15. Would like to hear from some of the guys that served with me..." [06NOV2001]

TADE, Louis L. thetades@nemr.net "...I was an OS attached to the TSC from January 1976 thru July 1979. Had the duty the day of the ditching, remember it like yesterday. Would enjoy hearing from any fellow ASWOC Personel..." [19APR2003]

TADLOCK, Steve stevetadlock@cox.net "...I started in Boot Aug 77'. Rat Center Mucis Oct 77' - Nov 78'. Sere-Dwest at NASNI. Then on to NAMTRDET VP-31 for WST/IFT school. I joined VP-40 in 79'. Transfered to VS-41 in 83' and worked as a Final Checker. CVN-70 WestPac 88' I ran 65P (VAST) IM3 Nightcheck. VP-65 from 89' - 98'again as a IFT. I'm looking for AT Mike Patton and PR Bob Bunell from VP-40..." [01NOV2004]

TAFOYA, AOC Louis Retired ljtafoya@msn.com "...I served with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and all the rocks in the Pacific-Midway, Wake, Kwajalein Atoll, Johnston Island, Guam - plus MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Atsugi, Japan, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Misawa AFB, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska from 1960 to 1968. I was in the Ordnance Shop and worked on Aircraft Armament Equipment, Ordnance build-up and flew as an Aircrew Ordnanceman in Crews 10, 2 and 1 in the P2V-5, P2V-5FS, SP2E and as Replacement, QA and Test Crew in the P-3A aircraft. I enjoyed my tour in the "Can Do" outfit but I gotta say that my long stay in VP-22 was caused by a few Operational Holds not of my doing and I extended a year to attend P-3 School in NAS Moffett Field, California. Some highlights of my tour in the Blue Goose Squadron were: 1. First U.S. Navy P2 Squadron to have Twelve (12) Alpha Crews; 2. First P2 Squadron to operated off Taxiway at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan while Runways were under construction; 3. Toured Australia and New Zealand showing the "new" P-3A Aircraft for the CNO at Townsville RAAF Base, Richmond RAAF Base, Canberra, Adelaide, Auckland RNZAF Base. We must of done a GOOD JOB because both Australia and New Zealand bought the P3's; 4. First P-3 Squadron to operate out of NS Sangley Point, Philippines in support of Market Time Operations. 5. Squadron created Ordnance/Pilots Checklist assisted in formation of P-3A/B NATOPS Pilots Weapons Delivery Checklist. I then transferred to the Naval Weapons Evaluation Facility (NWEF) in Albuquerque New Mexico and served from 1968 to 1971; while at NWEF, I wrote the P-3A/B/C Conventional and Nuclear Weapons Loading Manual and associated Loading Check Lists. I also reviewed the P2 Conventional and Nuclear Weapons Loading Manual and associated Loading Check Lists. I then transferred to VP-1 and served from 1971 to 1975 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand; while at VP-1, I was in the QA Shop and then the Ordnance Shop and supervised work on Aircraft Armament Equipment, Ordnance build-up and flew as an Aircrew Ordnanceman in Replacement, QA and Test Crews in the P-3B aircraft. In 1976 I returned to NWEF and worked on the S-3A/B Conventional and Nuclear Weapons Loading Manual and associated Loading Check Lists until I retired in June 1977 as an AOC. I am now fully retired. I would like to hear from my old friends that I served with in the Navy..." [BIO Updated 18JUL2004 | E-Mail Updated 16JUL2004 | 12MAR2002]

TAFT, Fred H. freddiefreestyle@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-776 (04/1964-02/1968) at NAS Los Alamitos, California. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [03DEC2011]

TAFT, AT Richard obi-wan@disciples.com "...I served with VAP-62 from 1963 to 1965. We took our aircraft to Spain the summer of 1964. Took my navy avonics training and became a computer engineer for Howneywell then shifted to federal civil service. Currently working as Flight Commander for USAF Squadron Panama City, Fl. People I remember, San Meyers, Russ DeLoach, Ed Sacks, Ewart Horton and many others..." [19APR2011]

TAGGART, Clifford (Deceased) C/O His Sister Evelyn Seegraves eviesee@earthlink.net "...I'm trying to locate anyone who served with my brother Clifford Taggart. According to his Naval records, he served with VP-5 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He deployed to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada (October 1958) and NAS Keflavik, Iceland (May 1959). Also mentioned in these records was "FASRON-109". Cliff passed away in 1996 and as he mentioned very little about his Navy life. I would like to hear from others who knew him at that time..." [08MAR2003]

TAGGART, AMH2 Steven sxt2000@gmail.com "...I served with VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California for training, VP-44 and VP-10 NAS Brunswick, Maine. I was stationed at NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan for 2 years (1978 to 1980) and NAS Brunswick, Maine (1980 to 1982). Like to touch base with folks who remember the good old days..." [09NOV2008]

TAILLEFER, AMH3 Jessica L. jesslynn71@icloud.com "...I served with VP-47 (1990-1993) in Airframes and Corrosion Control..." [E-Mail Updated 26NOV2014 | 14NOV98]

TAIT, AWC Robert S. Retired navcporetrt@gmail.com "...I served with VP-45, VP-67, VP-68, VP-94, NAS Albany, Georgia, NAS AIMD NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, Strike Test Directorate at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and and retired in 1995. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 15AUG2017 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 22APR2003 | E-Mail Updated 12FEB99 | BIO Updated 11FEB99 | E-Mail Updated 23JUN98]

TALBOT, William c/o Janice Gabriel wuzzer@bellsouth.net "...My dad, William Talbot, talks a lot about his time at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia in the late 1940's. Dad would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07JUL2010]

TALBOTT, Richard fishmonger_92586@Yahoo.com "...I served in VP-29 (VPHL-12) at NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in 1949. Tailhooks until Aug? l952, then to VW-2 Det A at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco until July of l955, then more tailhooks. Retired in 1968. I had some great times flying over Europe in the P4Ms We had three. I can only remember the last three #s 208, 370,and 372. We also had a P2V for training. No operations. I was an AO2 at the time and spent many watchful hours in the tail turret. Anyway, enough Sea Stories. CAVU..." [14OCT2000]

TALBOTT, Russ ADJ3 Free4Lance@aol.com "...1965 Boot Camp Company 110 San Diego, Calif. 1965 / 1967 Naval Air Training Comand VT23 Kingsville, Texas trying to locate the guys from the different shops or the Flight line. Have posted your pics on this web page http://www.military.com/HomePage/UnitCreatedPage/0,11003,202798,00.html. 1967 / 1969 Naval Air Station Kenitra, Morocco (Crash and Rescue) I've created this web page with your pics and stories..." [08AUG2001]

TALIAFERRO, AMH1(AW/NAC) Brian flyfish98@hotmail.com "...I started my carreer in VP-31 in 1990 (FE school). After finishing school I reported to VP-1 where I did two tours as a Flight Engineer. I am now atached to Naval Weapons Test Squadron in NAS Point Mugu, California where we fly the Navy's oldest but in my opinion, most unique NP-3D aircraft. Our NP-3D aircraft perform worldwide Airborne Telemetry for a wide range of programs from low altitude cruise missles to NASA Deep Space probes. After reviewing the site i was surprised to see that there was no mention of this squadron? Im not really suprised at this because not many people know much about our P-3S. If your interested in more info or pics please e-mail me..." [11NOV98]

TALLEY, Hugh hotalley@AOL.COM "...I served in VP-44 from 1960 to 1964 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and later at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [11MAR2000]

TALLON, Tom TO127@aol.com "...I am former member of Photographic Squadron Sixty-Two (VJ-62) stationed at NAS Sanford, Fl. Have tried for many years to find some information on this 1952-1955 Squadron, but never was successful. If any old Shipmates in your area can help, would appreciate your help..." [21JUN99]

TALLUTO, Vincent J. vjtalluto@gmail.com "...I served aboard NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1960-1962) and NAF Naples, Italy (1962-1964)..." [03JUL2015]

TAMBORRINO, AZ2 Nick nixpixx@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-17 (1972-1976). Those were some of the greatest years of my life and great friendships were formed. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12OCT2010]

TAMBURRO, AO1 (NAC/AW) Edward C. edwardtamburro@charter.net"...I served with VP-50 (1983-1986), VP-9 (1990-1992) at NAS Moffett Field, California as inflight Ordnanceman and VXE-6 Operation (Deep Freeze)..." [BIO Updated 06DEC2016 | E-Mail Updated 26SEP2003 | 00XXX97]

TAMPLAIN, CRAIG J. actamp@bellsouth.net "...FROM 1957 TO 1959 I WAS IN VP-16, OUT OF NAS Jacksonville, Florida. ENJOYED EVERY MIN. I WAS ONLY A P ON BUT I GOT TO DO EXCITING THINGS. THE FELLOWSHIP WAS GRATE. I STILL HAVE SOUVINERS FROM THE TIMES WE WENT ON DEPLOYMENTS. MAYBE I CAN MAKE THE NEXT Reunion..." [11MAY2001]

TANIS, AE1 Jess A. jat@direct.ca "...I served with VP-18 from 1955-1959. I came out of the training center at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (Aviation Electrician Mate) and was assigned to VP-18. I was discharged in July of 1959. I have lost track of the guys I served with, but would like to establish contact again..." [09MAR2002]

TANKER, Donald tank458@aol.com "...I served with VPB-153 from its formation in Clinton, Okla. in 1944, until it was disestablished in Edenton, N.C. in 1946. Would welcome any comment from former crew members, especially from LCDR W.K. Rhein's crew. Those were some pretty exciting days..." [18AUG2000]

TANNER, Cliff clifftanner@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-4 at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan from 1962 to 1964..." [07SEP2010]

TANNER, Frank J. tannerfjt@email.com "...I served with VP-63 from 1943 through 1944 (Crew 4) and now living near Tampa, FL.I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me..." [11JUN2000]

TANNER, Harold inscope@xtalwind.net. " I am looking for any contact from US Navy. I am a retired CPO and had duty with VP-931 and VP-57 NAS Whidbey Island (1950's). NAS Memphis, NAS Cecil Field, NAS Key West."

TANSEY, CAPTAIN Eugene c/o HMC Chris Gates gatortanz1@roadrunner.com "...My father-in-law, CAPTAIN Eugene Tansey, served with VP-49. He is doing great. I will forward any E-Mail from former Shipmates..." [17FEB2009]

TAPANI, Russ k1usa@comcast.net "...I served with VP-91. I miss my time with VP-91. I was a short timer compaired to most but was proud to be with the best in the ASW business. I still hear from Bob Shook from time to time and missed a War Dog party last Holloween. My best to all..." [07DEC2003]

TARANTINO, CDR Paul Retired pstarantino@verizon.net "...I served with VP-46 (1969-1972), FASO NAS Moffett Field, California (1973-1975), NAS Moffett Field, California (1978-1981), VP-40 (1981-1984) and retired April 1991. I would like to hear from former shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 06JAN2011 | 15DEC1997]

TARANTO, AT3 Bob bt16@comcast.net "...I served with FASRON-102 from November 1951 to June 1953 (AM in the Airframe Shop), AT "A" school NAS Memphis, Tennessee in January 1954 and VF-154 NAS Moffett Field, California with a cruise on USS Yorktown (CV-10) returning in March 1955. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [04JUN2009]

TARGEE, AT2 Phil ptarg@aol.com "...I served with VP-19 NAS Alameda, California from 1956 to 1959. I was an AT2 Radar Operator and Tech on PE-4. I had some of the most wonderful times in my life. I made many freinds and still in touch with many of them. I spent 8 months in NAS Kodiak, Alaska and 9 months in NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Many flights were over the "coasts" with a k20 Camera. Great memories. Peter Childs, Benny Throckmorton, Dudley, Charlie Boggs, Percells, etc..." [04JAN2004]

TARNASKI, PN2 Bryan bryansr@ris.net "...Served with VP-24 from 84/85, was on the NAS Bermuda Deployment in 89. Had the wonderful job of pushing paper for the Squadron. I worked in Personnel as PN2 Bryan Tarnaski, would be great to hear, from my old ship - plane mates..." [22AUG2001]

TAROLI, ATN3 Jack jacktaroli@yahoo.com "...Attended AT "A" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VU-5/VC-5 Det B (1964-1965) at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and VA-146 aboard the USS Ranger (CVA-61) with a WesPac deployment (1965-1966). Looking for a squadron patch and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19DEC2014 | BIO Updated 22JAN2014 | BIO Updated 05NOV2005 | 24DEC2004]

TARRANT, AK Shelly shelly@usastaffing.net "...(Now/still Brickner) Served as an AK with VP-17 until disestablishment. Looking for Denise (YN2) Weaver. Married Larry Brickner in 1994 and have 2 children, Riley (6) and Emma (2). Would love to hear from you!..." [25JUN2005]

TARTACK, Louis LCrusader94@aol.com "...I was in VP-28 from 1951 to 1953 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I would like to get a shout from Bob Wiser, Ralph Hamilton Jonesy, Chuck Scott, and anyone else in the squadron at that time period..." [E-Mail Updated 12DEC2001 | 17DEC98]

TATA, AE2 Pasquale L. "Pat" pattata@msn.com "...I served with VP-49 (09/1971-09/1972) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I worked night shift on aircraft inspections..." [26AUG2013 | 04OCT2001]

TATE, Jack jlctsr@gmail.com "...I served with VP-16 (1956) with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CVA-39)..." [04APR2014]

TATE, AMCM(NAC) William "Bill" Retired willtatejr@yahoo.com "...Joined the Navy at NAS Atlanta, Georgia (1962), AEWTULANT (1963), VW-11 (1963-1966) as a CIC Operator, VP-671 at NAS Atlanta, Georgia (1966-1969) SELRES, VP-64 (1973-1978) as a TAR-IFT, VP-62 (1978-1982) IFT on P-3B, RVAW-110 and VAW-120 (1982-1983) IFT Training, VAW-78 (1983-1986) South Flordia Task Force, HM-18 (1986-1991) AMCM-NAC. Retired NORVA 1992 and live in Pensacola, Florida the Cradle of Naval Aviation at present..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25APR2010 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 29APR2003 | 28MAR2001]

TATHAM, AW3 Greg gtatham@uidaho.edu "...I served in VP-49 from '74-'76. I was in NAS Sigonella, Sicily in '75, and made the trip to Ascention Island in '76. I was an AW3. Had some great times and lots of good friends while serving my country. I Would like to here from any of you I served with and catch up on life. If any one has a way to contact Fred Adam I would appreciate it. I'm with the University of Idaho..." [08FEB2001]

TATTERSON, AW1 Larry "Tat" larryt63@aol.com "...Reported to VP-10 in August 1966 as an airman fresh out of A school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee. Made one of the last flights in a VP-10 P2V befor the conversion to P-3A was complete. Made AX3 and a short time later converted to the "new" AW rate. Flew on CAC-1 for CDR Tommy K Anaston and made all the standard deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain and NAS Bermuda with detachments to the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Left VP-10 in August 1970 as an AW2 for instructor duty with FASOTRAGRUPAC at NAS Moffett Field, California. Left NAS Moffett Field, California and the Navy as an AW1 in July 1975. Now retired from the FAA living "happily ever after" in High Springs, FL. Would love to hear from any old Shipmates from the era..." [04MAR2010]

TAULBEE, LCDR William H. Retired willtau@yahoo.com "...Of all the patrol aircraft I am familiar with, I think the old faithful P2 takes it all when it comes to ditching at sea. This I can attest to as during my training time with Patrol Squadron and specifically January 22, 1962, I was one of twelve personnel who were aboard when we experienced an uncontrollable fire and were forced to ditch approximately 20 miles off the coast at Jacksonville, Fla. Believe it or not, not one person was seriously injured, but I cannot say that no one was scared stiff. Thanks to the professional attitude of our Instructor PPC, calm was maintained throughout the entire procedure. After a tour in VP-16, where I transitioned to the P-3, I served a full tour with VP-30 as an instructor and finally made the first P-3C deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland with VP-56. VP-56 Commanding Officer, CDR. Meltzer was my crew PPC and had done a tremendous amount of work in the development of the P-3C. I retired from service January 1, 1971..." [14MAY99]

TAYLOR, Alan M. rocit77@worldnet.att.net "...I served with VP-48 from 1972 through 1973. Great planes and great people..." [E-Mail Updated 09APR2002 | 21FEB2002]

TAYLOR, (Richards) Andrea alphaltango@aol.com "...I served with VP-10 from 1989 to 1991. Drop me an email and we can catch up!..." [19MAR2004]

TAYLOR, Andrew Jerry ajt2339@centurytel.net "...I served in VW-3 March 1959 and June 1960 and VW-12 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii where we flew the barrier out of NAS Midway Island. I left the Navy in May 1962. I have served as Baptist minister for 40 years having been in Alaska for over 23 of those years. I appreciate this site as well as others that have information about those years I spent in the Navy..." [08JUL2004]

TAYLOR, AMH1 Bill Retired vp912002@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1984-1988 in the Corrosion Shop. I am retired now from VR-55 NAS Point Mugu, California. I also served with VA-304, NAR NAS Alameda, California, HS-85, HM-19, and HM-15..." [18JAN2003]

TAYLOR, AKC Carlton "C.E." Retired dixieland14@live.com "...I joined VP-50 in May of 1959 right after Boot Leave. The squadron was homeported in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. We remained at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington until April of 1960 and transpaced to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I left the squadron in April/May of 1963 and reported to NAS Boca Chica, Florida. From there I went aboard the USS Lexington at NAS Pensacola, Florida, then to NS Rota, Spain, then to the USS Nimitz (CVN-69) in Norfolk, Virginia. Reported to FADCLANT (Fleet Accounting & Disbursing Center, Atlantic) in NAS Norfolk, Virginia, couldn't handle Staff Duty so swapped orders with another AKC and retired from RVAW-120 on December 31, 1981. VP-50 will always hold a special place in my heart and I know other shipmates feel the same..." [03NOV2011]

TAYLOR, Chet somkeyri@hotmail.com "...I served with VS-30 (1972-1974), VA-75 (1974-1975), VP-10 (1975-1978), NAS Pensacola, Florida (1978-1979) and VP-23 (1979-1981)..." [13MAR2013]

TAYLOR, AW2 Dave dtaylor@lakecountry.net "...I served in VP-44 FROM JUNE 74 TO JULY 77. I WAS AN AW2 SS1 ON CAC 4. TACCO WAS LT TERRY MILLER. LOVED MY TIME THERE. IF ANYONE REMEMBERS ME LET ME KNOW. NAS Brunswick, Maine WAS A GREAT STATE..." [28MAY2001]

TAYLOR, Dave dwtaylor@northnet.org "...I served with VP-49 from 1975-1976, with great memories of the friends and places visited. As a IS, or Intelligence Specialist, I helped with the communications department when on emergency deployment for the Angolan Crisis in January 76'. Also I spent the summer of 76 in sunny NAS Keflavik, Iceland and helped with the Photo Club on base there. I say Hi to all on the Woodpecker Squadrons from those years and hope to hear from friends in time!..." [19MAY2001]

TAYLOR, Ed "Toolman" estaylor0921@columbus.rr.com "...I served with VP-10 in NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1993-1997. I then transferred to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for a tour of Shore Duty..." [05FEB2005]

TAYLOR, ADC James M. Jr. chiefjimmy01@msn.com "...I served with VP-44 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, NAS Pensacola, Florida (shore duty), NAS Memphis, Tennessee (B-School in 1968) and VF-32 flying F-4's. I am retired now in living in Pensacola, Florida, I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03OCT2010 | 29MAR2000]

TAYLOR, James S. "Zack" jtaylor352@gmail.com "...I served with VP-16 (Naval Fight Officer) from December 1962 to February 1966. I served as the Photo/Assistant Intelligence Officer and Training Officer for the transation from the P2V5 to the P-3A. I was supply Officer for a while before being tranferred to VT-1 at NAS Pensacola, Florida..." [18JUN2011]

TAYLOR, Jerry R. jockey38@fuse.net "...I served with VP-18 from December 1956 to December 1957 (deployment to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR in July 1957) and FASRON-51 at NAS Sanford, Florida from December 1957 to my discharge. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAY2009 | 21MAR2001]

TAYLOR, AT1 Jerry W. jerry.taylor@lmco.com "...I served with VP-10 from May 1972 to Oct 1977 as an In-flight Technician for CAC-11, CAC-2 then CAC-1. I left the service in Nov 1979 after being stationed with VP-30 and went to work for Lockheed, now Lockheed Martin, in Houston Texas. Flew on the NASA C-130 for two years tillaircraft was transferred to California and have been working on Space Shuttle experiments or Space Station projects ever since. I still think about the people I served with and places I went all the time. Would like to hear form anyone I served with..." [07DEC2001]

TAYLOR, Jim jrtdt@patmedia.net "...I was 2nd Tech on SG5 (VP-50) when we lost SG13. I knew most of the men on the flight and attended the memorial service..." [14MAY2005]

TAYLOR, YNCM (RET) JIM Taylorjb@pearlharbor.navy.mil "...I WAS FORTUNATE AS A "BLACKSHOE" TO SERVE AS COMMAND MASTER CHIEF IN VP-22 FOR MY LAST DUTY STATION, RETIRING IN 1989 AFTER 33! ONE OF THE MILESTONES THAT OCCURRED DURING MY TOUR WAS HAVING "ALL NINE IN THE AIR AT ONE TIME". CDR MARK CRIM WAS THE CO AT THE TIME AND CREATED THIS UNUSUAL AND NEVER-DONE-BEFORE EVENT. MAINTENANCE, LED BY HAROLD WILLIAMS, AND AIRCREWMEN, LED BY DOUG GILLET (YOU PROBABLY NOTICE I HAVE THE SENIOR ENLISTED AS THE "LEADERS"), TEAMED TOGETHER TO MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN. ANYTIME A SQUADRON CAN GET NINE-OUT-OF-NINE IN THE AIR AT THE SAME TIME, IT HAS TO BE THE VERY BEST SQUADRON AROUND! THE OTHER GREAT EVENT DURING MY TOUR WAS THE CHIEF'S GIVING ME A SURPRISE PARTY FOR MY 50TH BIRTHDAY AT CLUB MARMOUNT IN OLONGAPO...MAN...WHAT A NIGHT. CAN'T GO INTO DETAILS ABOUT THE SPECIAL EVENTS, BUT TRUST ME, IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE TIMES OF MY LIFE. I'M FOREVER INDEBTED TO THOSE CHIEFS FOR NOT JUST THAT NIGHT, BUT FOR THEIR TOTAL PROFESSIONALISM DURING MY TOUR, AND, MOST ESPECIALLY, FOR MY RETIREMENT CEREMONY. I'M JUST SORRY IT TOOK OVER 29 YEARS TO FIND OUT WHAT THE REAL NAVY WAS ALL ABOUT, BUT IT WAS GREAT BEING WITH THE BEST VP SQUADRON EVER, THE BLUE GEESE, RAINBOW FLEET, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii! AND YES...AS PROUD OF A BLACKSHOE I WAS, AFTER A FEW DAYS IN VP-22, I CHANGED TO BROWN! I'M CURRENTLY "DOUBLE-DIPPING", WORKING AS THE PROGRAMS OFFICER AT THE NAVAL BRIG IN PEARL HARBOR. I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY FORMER SQUADRON MEMBERS OR OTHER FRIENDS. I STILL LOVE OUR NAVY, AND ALWAYS WILL. TO EVERYONE WHO READS THIS, HAVE A FINE NAVY DAY, AND DROP ME A LINE!...I am now the Assistant Officer-in-Charge of the Pearl Harbor Brig, and be contacted via email. Would love to hear from any Blue Geese!..." [E-Mail Updated 21SEP2000 | 18JUN98]

TAYLOR, CAPTAIN John Keith Retired jtaylor6@nctv.com "...I was in VW-15 and VW-13 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada where we flew the "SUPER CONNIES" WV (called willie victors). VW-11 also flew the same aircraft. Was later in VP-24 NAS Norfolk, Virginia and VP-26 NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [E-Mail Updated 12FEB2005 | E-Mail Updated 16FEB99 | 05JAN98]

TAYLOR, MS2 Michelle LePage taylors512@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1984 to 1987..." [25MAY2011]

TAYLOR, AZ Nick sgtnkt@msn.com "...AZ, Maint Control in VP-26, 1970-72. NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Bermuda..." [21MAY2001]

TAYLOR, AT2 Orville "OT" taylorot@verizon.net "...AI served with VQ-1 (1975-1977) and VQ-2 (1977-1980). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 13JUL2011 | 06MAY98]

TAYLOR, Paul wpaultaylor@yahoo.com "...My first and only VP tour was with the VP-44 Golden Pelicans from 1984 through 1986. Despite the tortures of being a non-designated Airman, I had a blast. In fact here's an excerpt from my bio: "He still considers his favorite (and most humbling) tour of duty the time he spent as a non-designated airman, or janitor, with VP-44 ('84-'86). With the Golden Pelicans, Paul cleaned toilets in NAS Brunswick, Maine; NAS Sigonella, Sicily; and NS Rota, Spain. Those were the formative years of his career, and helped mold him into the journalist he is today." I'm currently stationed at the American Forces Network radio and TV outlet at Misawa Air Base, Japan, but am preparing to transfer to the staff of COMNAVSURFLANT in NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Please feel free to drop me a line..." [07FEB2000]

TAYLOR, R. H. (OPIE) UWNM86A@PRODIGY.COM "...LOOKING TO HEAR FROM FORMER VAQ-33 Shipmates. I WAS STATIONED WITH SQUADRON FROM 1979-1985. I'M RETIRING JULY 24,1998 AT NS MAYPORT, FL. PLEASE DROP ME A LINE!!!!!!..." [22MAY98]

TAYLOR, Richard comsellrich@yahoo.com "...I served with VAQ-135. I would really like to track down some damn good Shipmates I had in my squadron and that were aboard the USS Enterprise CVN-65 during 1987-1990 and onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 during 1991. We were part of CAG-11..." [28AUG2006]

TAYLOR, Richard "Rick" taylorelectric1220@msn.com "...Attended AMS "A" School in NAS Millington, Tennessee, VP-31 (1968-1970) and VP-48 (1970-1971)..." [28FEB2012]

TAYLOR, Rick gadgetguy1@comcast.net "...I was in VP-19 from 1973 to 76, transfered to VP-48 was there until 78. Next I spent 3 years instructor duty at VP-31's FRAMP 78-81. Spent my last year at VP-46 discharged in April 82 from NAS Moffett Field, California. I look forward to hearing from all of you who shared all those good times (and a few shakey times) with..." [E-Mail Updated 08MAR2005 | 10MAR98]

TAYLOR, Robert G. leo8947@gmail.com "...I served with VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1968 to 1972. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [26MAY2011]

TAYLOR, Robert W. rwtaylor21@charter.net "...I served with VT-3 from July 1966 to August 1968. I worked in the Avionics Shop. I remember the night a T-28 went down carrying a Vietnamese pilot. Volunteers were asked to locate the crash. The new barracks, 2 men to a room , what a treat. Raised in Iowa, I loved the beaches. I now live in Cleveland, TN and visit Florida often..." [27FEB2008]

TAYLOR, Scott "Grand Poobah" taylor@global.t-bird.edu "...I served with VP-17 (1993-1995), VP-9 (1995-1996) and TSC NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1996-1998) and VP-17 while they were deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan / NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and did another deployment with them to NAS North Island, San Diego, California (Masirah, Oman and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia). I also did another NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment with VP-9 VP-9. I left the Navy and pursued my MBA/MIM. Since then, I've been involved professionally again with the MPRF community as a Navy Contractor working on the P-8 and TacMobile Programs to ensure that our current VP / Navy community gets the best possible support from our acquisition community. I currently reside in San Diego, CA...." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 30NOV2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 09AUG2008 | 23AUG98]

TAYLOR, Willoughby Shipmate Pix...22 Years Old!!! wpt828@charter.net "...I served with VP-5 from 1951-1954. I was in Crew 2 when it crashed near Paris France in December 1952. Would like to hear fron anyone in the squadron during this time period. Our home base was NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 26JUN2007 | E-Mail Updated 07FEB2003 | E-Mail Updated 11OCT99 | 31DEC97]


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