VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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VEASEY, William M. (Bill) wveasey@citcom.net "...I enter the naval service in 1959 as an Airman Apprentice. After spending the first year of my enlistment 'spinning my wheels' trying to get into some type of commissioned officers program, I gave up and finished the remainder of my tour as an Airman. Assigned to VP-49 in August 1961. I initially went to the Beach crew and from there 'graduated' to the position of 'Logs and Records Yoeman. It was not exactly exciting duty but I did get to 'GITMO' and also made a trip to Trinidad with (then) LCDR Jim Chesley. while I was the Logs and Records yeoman, the Navy, in its infinite wisdom, changed the designation of the Marlin P5M to 'SP5B.'..." [22DEC2000]

VEATCH, Phil Veatrident@aol.com "...Would enjoy hearing from old squadron mates..."

VECSEY, Don VECSEYA@aol.com "...I served with VS-892 from 1950 to 1953 on NAS North Island, San Diego, California and aboard the USS Rendova. Looking for Shipmates..." [11FEB2003]

VEGA, RM3 David J. bigdvegad@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-47 from 1971 to 1974 at NAS Moffett Field, California. We were on deployment at the time the accident (SEE: In Memorial for VP-47 lost friends April 12, 1973) happened. I was at NAS Adak, Alaska when we got the word that RD5 had crashed with another aircraft. At first we were told that there were no survivors. I was happy to hear later that Bruce Mallibert had survived. I had the pleasure of knowing and flying with Bruce on several occasions during our deployments and when the squadron was home at NAS Moffett Field, California. I remember him as a good athelete because we played team basketball and flag football together. We lost part of our family that day on April 12, 1973. I will always remember that day and the crew that was lost..." [15APR2010]

VEGA, AMS Ray ravin763@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-11 (1972-1975) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 04DEC2013 | 02MAY2000]

VEITCH, Michael G. kidsopris@kidsopris.com "...I served with VP-772 (1966 - Naval Reserve) at NAS Los Alamitos, California..." [E-Mail Updated 15SEP2011 | 16MAR2002]

VELASQUEZ, Remijio rvbv@hilconet.com "...I was stationed in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-22 from 1957 to 1959. If anybody knows the whereabouts of Raymond Caffee, or anybody else that was stationed there when I was, I would like to get in touch with them. Please e-mail me..." [13OCT2000]

VELASQUEZ, AD2 Vincent A. velasquezv@comcast.net "...I served with VP-48 (1958) NAS North Island, San Diego, California with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and VRF-32 until my discharge in 1962. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [20JUL2014]

VELDE, AMS STEVE sajv@visi.com "...Served in VP-8 from 1978 - 1981 NAS Brunswick, Maine, NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain, Lajes, Had a good time. Would like to hear from fellow TIGERS, especially any Skullery Commandos, you know who you are!..." [14APR99]

VENA, Robert A. robertvena@yahoo.com "...I used to fly aboard VQ-1 EP-3E Orions and EA-3B Sky Warriors out of NAS Atsugi, Japan, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska, Shemya, Alaska, and off of the USS Midway. I was a CTI2(NAC) assigned to NSGD NAS Atsugi, Japan between 1986 and 1990..." [E-Mail Updated 25APR2005 | 31JUL99]

VENCL, AWC Lou Retired louisv@ime.net "...VP-5 (1974 - 1977), VP-30 (1977 - 1980), USS Forrestal CV-59 (1980 - 1982), VP-56 (1982 - 1985), FASO Jax (1985 - 1988), VP-11 (1988-1991) Retired at Commander, Patrol Wing Five (CPW-5) in Oct 94. Currently working for Summit Research Corp. supporting the Beartrap guys up here in the winter wonder land of Brunswick, Maine..." [16JAN98]

VENESS, AO3 Robert G. bveness@airmethods.com "...I served with VP-10 (Crew-10) from 1964 to 1967. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [30OCT2009]

VENNIK, Ted c/o His Son Ed Vennik Ed@zenoroad.com "...I have recently come across my Dad's (Ted Vennik) flight log, and have been looking for more information. From what I can tell he was part of VP-210 from late 1943 through 1945. There is also mention of VH-1, but I am at a loss as to what all this means. All I do know is that the plane was a PBM3 or PBM5, and there is mention of Crew 6 and Crew 9. If anyone out there knew my Dad, or can furnish further information, I would appreciate hearing from them..." [12JUL2001]

VENTICINQUE, (AT/NAC) Steven G. sgal425s@swbell.net "...I was in VQ-1 from '82 - '85, then served at NTTC Corry Station until '88. I am presently stationed at Wilford Hall Medical Center on Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX. My mahogany EP-3 from the PI remains prominently displayed at the house. I look foward to hearing from ex-squadron mates..." [20AUG98]

VENTRICE, ARM3 Robert pathfinder8671@webtv.net "...I volunteered into the US NAVY in November 1944 a few days after my 17th birthday. At the enlistment office a CPO looked at my papers and asked me if I wanted be in the Navy Air Corps - Of course I jumped at that opportunity. After we finished Gunnery School at NAS Pensacola, Florida, we were told that we would be sent to the South Pacific by Thanksgiving 1945. That would be after Flight Operations at our next base which for me was NAS Lake City, Florida. I served with VP-1 at NAS Lake City, Florida from 1945 to 1946. We flew the PV-1 with a five man crew (Pilot, Co-Pilot, Radioman, Ordananceman and Mechanic). Our PV-1s had two gun positions, top turret with twin 50's, bottom belly position and one 30 cal. I believe there was either two or five fixed position machine guns mounted within the nose of the fuselage. Our aircraft could be fitted with either bombs, or mines or torpedo. I now live about 90 miles south of my old Naval Air Station. I have recently found out that the base became Lake City Municipal Airport. I will take a ride up there to see what it looks like now. From what I read, the only building still standing is the old brig, which is used by the Community College..." [14MAY2008]

VERBA, AT Ronald Joseph ronverba@verizon.net "...Served as an AT crew member with VP-56 from December 1959 until March 1962. We deployed to NS Rota, Spain/NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I served aboard LQ-4 (P5M-2) until summer 1961 when we transistioned to P2V-7 Neptunes. While I was in crew compliment was 4 officers, seven enlisted (1 AD, 3 AT. 1 AE, 1 AO and 1 AM). We had "crew maintenance concept"--we fixed what we flew.Some of the best memories of my life!..." [17FEB2009]

VERDONE, ATN3 Tom tcverdone@rcn.com "...Served with VP-23 from 1970 to 1972 at NAS Brunswick, Maine as a ATN3. Would to hear from anybody who worked the grave shift in the Tron Shop. Looking for information on Dave Poppish and Tom Waninger..." [20MAY2003]

VERENEAU, ATC(AW/NAC) Mark ATCJEEP@aol.com "...Great to see the names of those I served with. Brings back many fond memories of my most enjoyable times in the Navy. I served in VP-48 (85-88) as an IFT and VP-44 (88-91) and then ASWOC/TSC Cecil Field where I was medically grounded and went through the tailhook modification and have since served with VS-24 Scouts and am now attached to VFA-106 Gladiators where I plan to retire from in 2001. Feel free to drop an e-mail..." [13MAR99]

VERMEULEN, Dick B. c/o His Son Richard Vermeulen reverm@juno.com "...My father, Dick B. Vermeulen was a tailgunner on a PB4Y-2 with VPB-123. He died when I was ll, and this site has enabled me to possible link up with men who served with him. For many years I have wanted to learn more about "Privateers". I would appreciate hearing from anywone who flew aboard a Privateer! Thanks to ALL the men who have served our country and to the site creator for bring people in contact with persons who are important to them!..."

VERMILLION, George vermilli@aol.com "...I served with VP-44 from 1978 to 1981 with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland (ASW is not pretty) and WestPac, ASWOC NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1983 to 1985, NRL from 1985 to 1987, and ASWOC NS Rota, Spain from 1988 to 1991. Now living near Annapolis, sailing on the Cheaspeake and playing music. Life is good. My best to Swamp Ratt, Sargeant Rock, Hillbilly, Bojangles, Jake, Elwood and all the rest..." [21OCT2003]

VERMILLION, Harry "Harry Evan" north40@ezlink.com "...I served with VP-45 (1970-1973) as Julie/ECM aboard Crew-33..." [E-Mail Updated 10AUG2011 | 25NOV97]

VERNON, Rich rv2370@aol.com "...I started my Naval career in NAS Lemoore, California in 1971 with A-7's and joined the VP Navy at NAS Moffett Field, California (VP-30) in 1975. After completing a tour in the power plants shop, I went through FE School. From there I did tours with VP-46 (79-82), CPWP (82-85), VP-40 (85-88), and retired from CPW-10 in 1991 as a ADCS. After retiring I went to work for the T56 Engineering Group at NADEP NAS Alameda, California. When NAS Alameda, California closed I was moved to NADEP NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Still with the T56. I continue to run into lots of old Shipmates around NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I look forward to hearing from old Shipmates..." [16JUN99]

VERNOY, ATC(AW/NAC) Mary M. Retired vernoym@bellsouth.net "...I served with VR-54 as a Radio Operator (FCFCO) in C-118B's in the early 1970's, AIMD NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and VP-94 in Maintenance Department (AT Shop, Avionics Division Chief and Maintenance Control). I retired in December 1994..." [E-Mail Updated 31MAR2011 | E-Mail Updated 14JUN2000 | 04NOV99]

VERSLUYS, Gary garyver@aol.com "...I was in VP-16 from 1966 thru 1968. Tech on crew 1 and 2..." [31JUL98]

VERTES, John jtvertes@mediaone.net "...I joined VP-63 in 1943 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, just in time to help remove all self sealing gas tanks from all the planes in the squadron to increase their flying range. We then went to Reykjavik, Iceland for several months Patrolling the North Atlantic. Then to Pembroke Dock, South Wales for about a year where we patrolled the Bay of Biscay. From there we went to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco and patrolled the Straights of Gibralter till the end of the war. I was an AMM and Plane Captain under several officers including Lt. Commander Wagner, Lt. Knorr, Lt. Wooley, Lt. Worrel and Lt. Christ. I would appreciate hearing from anyone in the squadron..." [22AUG2000]

VESEY, AMS1 Dave dv4740@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-40 (Fighting Marlins) NAS Moffett Field, California (started my P-3 career) from 1988 to 1991, VP-31 (Black Lightning) NAS Moffett Field, California from 1991-1993, VP-47 (Golden Swordsmen) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1993 to 1998, NRL NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1998 to 2001 and VP-5 (Mad Foxes) NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 2001 to 2004. Now fixin to go to shore duty with VP-30 (Pros Nest) NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Trust me I've done both East and West VP and the West is the BEST!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 05AUG2004 | 23APR99]

VESS, AWCM Ray L. Retired raynkat2180@comcast.net "...I served with VP-5 (03/1964-03/1969) with a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines (1967)..." [20DEC2011]

VESSELL, Darrell D. vessell@swbell.net "...Short timer with VW-1 June-1969 to Sep 1970 ADR2 Line and Check crew. Been looking for Dwayne Jarvis ADR2 for years now anyone know what happened to him...VT-2 NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida 67-68, VW-1 NAS Agana, Guam 69-70, and VR-52 NAS Millington, Tenn. 71-74..." [15JAN98]

VETICK, Don c/o Carolyn Vetick Brown cbrown@doublestarinc.com "...I'm an ex-navy wife, stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine in 1962/63 with Don Vetick. He was a member of VP-26, Crew 8. Most of the wives of the crewmembers were pregnant at that time. I remember we all stayed together at Pauline (and JO) Wright's house (along with Deanna (Wes) Charles, Carol (Dick) Davis and Donna (Bud) Kolodgy) when the guys were deployed during the Cuban missle crisis. That's when our son decided it was time to enter the world. I'll never forget walking into Parkside Memorial Hospital to deliver my son, with 4 women escorting me who were as pregnant as I was! The nurse was in shock! I know Don would love to hear from any crewmates out there who remember him - especially Chill (Harold) Wills and JO Wright. He has recently been in touch with Dick Davis and Bert Ducey (sp?). Althought we're not married now, I'd be happy to forward any information to him or provide you with a way to contact him..." [05MAR2001]

VETTE, Greg gregvette@aol.com "...I was an AW aircrewman with VP-6 the Blue Sharks out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii 1973-1975. I fondly remember some of my fellow crewmembers (crew 8) and how professional and supportive they were to me, a very young fellow with enthusiasm but not a lot of experience. If any of you remember me and read this note, I want to say thank you! Some of your names are Lt. Dick Borowick, pilot; Lt. Doug Bellows, pilot, Ens. Wingert, navigator, and others who I just can't put a name with your smiling face. I would love to here from any of you that remember those times..." [02FEB2001]

VEZINA, David cajun@oasisol.com "...AO-3( 2 ) Ret. 1987. VP-49 Jan 1965- Apr 1970; Home Base: NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Deployed: NAS Adak, Alaska; NAS Bermuda; NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. NS Sangley Point, Philippines; U-Tapao, Thailand. Would like to hear from any Shipmates..." [15MAY99]

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