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Memorial Picture "...WABUDA, AE2 Steven M...Steven M. Wabuda served with VP-10 (1966-1968) and passed away July 15, 2014 after a long battle with cancer..." Contributed by WILSON, AT2 Robert T. Jr. vp10_archives@juno.com [31AUG2014]

Memorial Picture "...WAGNER, Robert "Bob"...Flight Engineer Robert Wagner (Bob) passed away on the Novermber 27, 2007. Bob served 26 years in the Navy and 20 year with U. S. Customs as a P-33 FE. Born June 6, 1942 he died at age of 65 and was still flying as an FE when he because ill. He was suurvived by is wife, 4 four sons and daughter in-law, eight grand kids, one great grand kid, a sister and two nephews. He was buried in Rome, GA with Military honors and a over 20 Police car escort, his sons are police officer for verious departments there. He was a good freind and he will be missed..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [07AUG2008]

Memorial Picture "...WAHL, Jack D...MY FATHER JACK D. WAHL WAS KIA IN THE STRAITS OF TSHUMINA. UNTIL TODAY I WAS TOLD HIS SQUADRON WAS EMBARKED ON USS INTREPID. TODAY I FOUND OUT IT WAS USS St. George (AV-16) WITH VP-18. I READ THE HISTORY OF THE SQUADRON AND THE DATE 5/15/45 WAS DESCRIBED IN THE LOG AND FOR THE FIRST TIME I NOW HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT HAPPENED ALMOST SIXTY YEARS AGO. IF ANYONE KNEW MY FATHER I WOULD APPRECIATE HEARING FROM THEM. HE WAS A CREWMEMBER IN LT. MARR'S PLANE...JOHN R. WAHL jwahl@knology.net..." [13DEC2004]

Memorial Picture "...WAHLER, ADF2 Dick...I regret to report (notified by ADF2 Al Winfield) that ADF2 Dick Wahler passed away in 2011. Dick flew with VP-661 in the early 1950's..." Contributed by HOUCHENS, ADF2 Jack pinesduo@aol.com [29FEB2012]

Memorial Picture "...WAITE, LT Gene R...My dad, LT Gene R. Waite, passed away July 21, 1997 at Capital Region Medical Center-Southwest, MO. Dad served with VPB-2 OTU at NAS Pensacola, Florida, VPB-98 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, and NAS Olathe, Kansas (1942-1943). Any information about former Shipmates would be appreciated..." Contributed by Mike Waite mike.waite@ngaus.org [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22MAY2014 | 28JAN2009]

Memorial Picture "...WAKEFIELD, Robert Allan...Died on 9/29/00 in Tucson, Az. Bob was 45 years old. He was an AW with VP-11 and VP-46 in the mid-late 1970s. He is survived by his children Erik, Kelly, Sarah, and Allan (15yr) and at least 2 grandchildren...Mike Persichetty mike@sun.com..." [30SEP2000]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix Circa 1992/1998  "...WALKER, Kevin "Flash"...I'm looking for Shipmates of my brother, Kevin "Flash" Walker. He was an AD2. He was retired Navy, and passed away September 07, 2000 when he was shot twice in the back. As far as I can tell, these were the ships and the units Kevin Charles 'Flash' Walker was assigned to (some I have the years): USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 1983, 1984 and 1985 Mediterranean Cruise's; USS Coral Sea CV-43 1987 and 1988 Mediterranean Cruise's (Kestrel's 1985 - 1988); USS Forrestal CV-59 Atkron 176 E w/2 diagonal slashes underneath; 1990-1991 Final Operational Deployment VFA-132 'Privateers'; USS Independence CV-62 and USS George Washington CVN-73 1992 Shakedown cruise with CVW-7. Kevin's tours-of-duty (TOD) include NAS North Island, San Diego, California; NAS Patuxent River, Maryland; NS Rota, Spain; a TDY with Grumman Corporation on Long Island, NY (while he was there he got to observe the building of the USAF X-29A FSW prototype; the remaining TOD's were at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Some of the units he was with that I can't place aboard any Faireconron Two (Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two) 'Batmen' (possibly NS Rota, Spain); VS-41; VS-31 Topcats; Fighting 143 Pukin' Dogs; Strike Force Squadron 137 (Strkfitron 137) F/A-18 Hornet; Naval Air Test Center Strike Aircraft (possibly NAS Patuxent River, Maryland); VQ-2; and Knighthawk VFA-136 F/A -18 (his last active duty unit). He was also a part of: 1990 Operation Desert Shield; 1991 Operation Desert Storm; and 1991 Team Incirlik Combined Task Force Operation Provide Comfort out of Incirlik, Turkey He also related to me that he had helped with the recovery of the Marine and Army personnel killed in the Beirut bombing..." Contributed by Stephen Kent Walker familysearch27292@yahoo.com [11MAY2004]

Memorial Picture "...WALKER, AE1 Tom...I received news yesterday that AE1 Tom Walker passed away on November 21, 2011. In VP-22 in the early 60's. Good Shipmate. Fred King..." Forwarded by WHITE, AT Sidney "Bud" white1@cfl.rr.com [28JAN2012]

Memorial Picture "...WALLACE, Lou...It is with great sadness to inform you that our friend Lou Wallace coalminer@tqci.net (served with VP-92, VP-83, VPB-107, and VP-24) died January 15, 2001 Monday morning at 9:12 AM. May he rest in peace..." Contributed by William R. (Bill) Love Jr. AXC(AC)USN/RET bilbiker@suscom-maine.net [15JAN2001]

Memorial Picture "...WALLINE, CAPTAIN Charles S. Retired...My dad, CAPTAIN Charles S. Walline, passed away in 1974 after 28 yrs of serving this great nation. Dad served with VP-34 (1949-1951?) at NAS Trinidad, British West Indies. Part of that time Dad was VP-34's Commanding Officer. I would love to hear from Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by John C. Walline jwalline@bellsouth.net [15JAN2012]

Memorial Picture "...WALLS, Chuck...Tonight i received a disheartening phone call from California. It was Ruthy Walls, wife of Chuck Walls. After a prolonged illness, and a strong fight, chuck passed away last night. Chuck, Bill Perry, Bill Hammonds and myself were the Beach Masters for VP-49 (NAS Bermuda) during the 1953 to 1954 period. I considered him one of my dearest friends. though separated by 3000 miles we maintained our friendship these many years. We got to see each other every couple of years, with him and ruth here in Baltimore, just last summer. Rest in peace dear friend..." Contributed by GILPIN, Jim ocvjim@netzero.com [07JUN2009]

Memorial Picture "...WALSH, CDR George A...Mr. Walsh, age 93, passed away at his home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Madlyn. A loving father to his son Steven and his wife, Claudia Walsh and his daughter Terry Palarchio. Mr. Walsh was a cherished grandfather to Melissa (Michael) Morelli, Matthew Palarchio, Sara Walsh, and Gianna Palarchio. He is a great grandfather to Steven Morelli and Sophia Morelli. A great granddaughter is due this July. Mr. and Mrs. Walsh were married on May 9, 1953 in Detroit. In 1934 Mr. Walsh joined the United States Navy. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor when the bombing occurred on December 7, 1941. He traveled the world during his service to the United States Navy. He was in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, New York, California, Washington, and traveled on a naval carrier worldwide. His son was born in Oakland, California and his daughter was born here in Michigan. Mr. Walsh had a distinguished career with the United States Navy and achieved the rank of commander before his retirement in 1957. A Memorial Greeting will take place at the S.K. Schultz Funeral Home at 43300 Garfield (just north of 19 Mile Road) in Clinton Township, Michigan 48038. The Memorial Greeting will begin Friday (June 4, 2010) at 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 11:30 AM. Deacon Ronald Valade will officiate the Service. Inurnment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township at a later date. VP-4 1955 - 1957..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [05JUN2010]

Memorial Picture "...WALSH, Joseph A...South Side 'Black Cat' dies - Sunday, October 9, 2005 - By William Lee - Staff writer. If you were in a Japanese warship roaming the Pacific Ocean during World War II, you didn't want these "Black Cats" crossing your path. On dark nights during the war, Navy radioman and South Sider Joseph A. Walsh, along with members of his VPB-33 known as the Black Cats blasted enemy ships. During their first five weeks of duty, the squad flying big, clunky patrol bombers sank 43 Japanese ships, including a destroyer, and damaged 20 more. At the end of the war, Mr. Walsh got married, started a family and began his 25-year career as an engineer at WBBM-TV studios in Chicago. On Sept. 25, Mr. Walsh died at his Beverly home after a yearlong battle with prostate cancer. He was 83. Family members say the South Side boy who grew up in St. Laurence parish always was ready to share stories of his night patrols where he risked life and limb. "He was proud of the things he did," said his son Joseph Jr. "I can remember him telling about him patrolling at night and the stuff that happened." Born and raised in the Grand Crossing community, the Mount Carmel High School graduate, spurred by the attack on Pearl Harbor, enlisted in the Navy. After attending a radio training school at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Mr. Walsh was sent to the Squad 33, nicknamed the Black Cats. His squad patrolled the night skies in their black flying boats that Mr. Walsh called "flying boxes" because of their bulky appearance. The unit patrolled hundreds of miles of the Pacific in the Philippines and Solomon islands, doing reconnaissance and bombing runs. There was much danger with flying in the unit. "The PBY was very slow-moving, and they were sitting ducks for Japanese fighters," Joseph Jr. said. Unit flyers also sometimes had to land their planes on the water in pitch black conditions to receive fuel and supplies from seaplane tender ships. The squad sank or damaged an estimated 157,000 tons of enemy shipping. This caught the notice of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who reportedly noted their "brilliance." For his exploits with the Black Cats, Mr. Walsh won five medals, including three air medals and a Presidential Unit citation, awarded for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy. Mr. Walsh married his sweetheart, Jeanette O'Hara, in 1946. Just before buying a house in the Avalon Park community where his seven children would eventually live, Mr. Walsh got a job as a stationery engineer at CBS Studios. For at least 25 years, Mr. Walsh handled air conditioning, heating and plumbing projects for the company before retiring in 1985. He also was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 399. After his retirement, Mr. Walsh became active in his church choir at Christ the King parish. He also spent his days reading book after book, many that documented the war in which he fought. Mr. Walsh also kept in touch with his Black Cat buddies, attending reunions in Florida and reading a regular newsletter. Mr. Walsh is survived by his three daughters, Mary Pat, Jean Marie and Maggie Walsh; four sons, Joseph Jr., Thomas, Philip and Michael; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister. His wife died in 1997. Funeral arrangements were handled by Brady-Gill-Heeney Funeral Home..." WebSite: Daily Southtown Newspaper http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/dsnews/093nd1.htm [07NOV2005]

Memorial Picture "...WARD, CDR Edward M. Jr. Retired...My Father, Edward M. Ward Jr., passed away in 2006. Dad's records show he was commissioned an Ensign USNR (1941), PBY Instructor at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (where I was born) (1943), arrived in theater as a PB4Y-2 Pilot (Okinawa) one day after the war was over (1945), Pilot Utility Squadron located at Johnsville, PA. (1946), Instructor GCA at NAS Moffett Field, California (1948), VXE-6 participated in Operation Ski Jump I and II (1950), Operations Officer Utility Squadron at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia (1952), attended Naval Lion's School Monterey, California (1955), VXE-6 Executive Officer (1956), VU-4 (Commanding Officer) at VU-4 at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia (1958), USS Albemarle (AV-5) (Executive Officer) (1960), NAS Minneapolis, Minnesota (Executive Officer) (1962), Naval Parachute Riggers School at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (Commanding Officer) (1963), Naval Publishing and Supply Depot, Philadelphia, PA (1965) and retired from Active Duty (1968). Dad was "true Navy" up to the day he passed away. I used to listen in amazement to his airplane stories and wonder how he managed to do all the things he did. He was also a devout Christian and credited the Almighty with pulling him through some tight situations. I would like to hear from any of Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by Ed Ward Jr. downnlock@aol.com [09AUG2010]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...WARD, Wilburn "Jack"...Wilburn "Jack" Ward, age 71, VP-4 1964-66, formerly of Cherrylog, Georgia, died on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at his home in Willow, Alaska. Born on February 28, 1938 in Cherokee, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Clarence E. Ward and Julia (Dotson) Ward Sane. He spent his boyhood years in the Loudon, TN area. As a young teen he moved to Cherrylog, Georgia. He joined the US Navy at age 17 and following a 10-year military career, which included a tour with VP-4 as an AMS2 1964-66, he settled in New Paris, Ohio. In 1991, he followed his lifelong dream and relocated to America's Last Frontier, Alaska, where he conducted a remote fishing transport business, meeting travelers and fellow wilderness lovers from all over the world and entertaining them with stories as his adopted persona, "Sourdough Jack". He spent summers in a remote lakeside cabin which he built on land that he cleared, living simply without electric and running water. He loved exploring remote Alaska by snow machines and ATVs. Preceeded in death by his first wife, Violet Chapman Ward; brothers, Herbert C., James, and Hershel Ward; and sister, Katherine Lankford. Survivors include wife, Cheryl Ward of Willow, Alaska; daughters: Elizabeth J. Demeritte of Hallandale, FL; Laura A. (John) Toschlog of New Paris, OH; and Helen M. Schultheiss of Fairfield, OH; son, Michael E. (Anice) Ward of Woodstock, GA; stepchildren: Lori E. (Bob) Newport of Cincinnati, OH; and Andy (Heather) Bittner of Cedar Grove, IN; brothers: William (Betty) Ward of Lenoir City, TN; Clarence Ward, Jr. of Loudon, TN; Freddy Ward of Loudon, TN; sisters, Helen R. Stevens of Lenoir City, TN; Violet Ward Arden of Loudon, TN; and Susan Stanley of Ellijay, GA; grandchildren: Seth, Lucas, and Stephen Frazee, and Christine and Edwin Demeritte; Michael (Julie) and Emma Toschlog; Jacob and Emily Ward; Courtney Hammons and Sydney Schultheiss; and Rachel Newport; great-grandchildren, Madison Hammons-Ewers, and Henry Toschlog. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 4:00 P.M., from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tommy L. Kyle officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 25, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Logan Funeral Home. Interment will be at Stanley Creek Church of Christ Cemetery with Military Honors by the North Georgia Honor Guard..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [24JUL2009]

Memorial Picture "...WARLICK, CDR Wilbur Wilson...My Father, CDR Wilbur Wilson Warlick, passed away in 2005. Dad served with VP-24 and left chrome lighters from the trip to South America, scores of official photographs showing him with members of his staff and the decommission plaque. The plaque is beautiful, and in its original case. I was Army Airborne...David Warlick david@warlick.biz..." [14JUL2010]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...LT Thomas W. WARNAGIRIS...My Father joined the Navy in 1940. In December 1941 he was stationed at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York flying the OS2U Kingfishers as part of the Navy Inshore Patrol. In February 1943 he was assigned to the newly established VP-128 at NAS DeLand, Florida and served as a pilot until April 1945. In 1999 squadron members and I put together a VP-128 Squadron History. I will be happy to share it with squadron members and their families on request..." Contributed by Tom Warnagiris twarnagiris@satx.rr.com [11MAY2011]

Memorial Picture "...WARNICK, AO2 Alan...AO2 VP 10 1960 - 1962 passed away October 26, 2008..." Contributed by WILSON, AT2 Robert T. Jr. vp10_archives@juno.com [29JAN2009]

Memorial Picture "...WARREN, Craig...A very dear Shipmate AMS1 Retired Craig Warren passed away 15 March. Craig and I were stationed together in VP-1, 78-80 and VXN-8 in the mid 80's. His son is trying to plan a possible memorial service in Southern Maryland sometime during the week of 21-25 March 2005. Any interested old shipmates please contact me via e-mail and I will provide all the information that I can...ATC (AW/NAC) Retired Ralph D. French frenchrd@cox.net..." [18MAR2005]

Memorial Picture "...WATSON, CPO Robert J. Jr...My grandfather, Robert J Watson, Jr., was a NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii survivor. I am researching his military service (along with others in my family) but I don't have much to go on. I know that he was a CPO at the end of his career. Based on a few articles he collected - he may have served with VP-63. I would love to hear from anyone that served alongside my Grandfather..." Contributed by Faydra Watson jolis_yeux_bleu@yahoo.com [18JAN2011]

Memorial Picture "...WATT, James...My husband James Watt served with VP-22 71-74 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I would like to let his fellow squadron members know that on March 31, 2001 Jim died. We miss him very much and have heard from many friends with kind words. Thank You, Angie Watt angiewatt@earthlink.net..." [18APR2001]


WAACK, Richard E. c/o his son Matthew Waack, CAPT MC USN (FS) Matthew.waack@brooks.af.mil "...My father, Richard E. Waack, who was one of the original 300 Navy Aerial Navigators, flew with VPB-98 and VPB-143. He was at NAS Banana River, Florida from Sept 45 to Nov 45 and joined VPB-143 in in Dec 1945. Here is his Navy assignment history...August 1943, to June 1944 V-5 Training (Cadet ) - Student...June 1944 to August 1944 NTC, Great Lakes A/s Reclassification...August 1944 to December 1944 NATTC, Norman, OK Seaman 1/c, Student...Jan 1945 to June 1945 Ft. Lauderdale S1/c Temporary, AOM...June 1945 to Sept 1945 NAS NANS, Clinton, OK - Commissioned as an Aerial Navigator, August 25, 1945...Sept 45 to Nov 45 NAS Banana River, Florida Air Bombing Training Unit (Student)...Nov 45 to Dec 45 to FAW-2 (West Coast) San Diego - VPB-98 Dec 45 to March 46 -VPB-143 (Flew out of MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii-Canton Island, Palmyra Island, etc.). Went into the ready reserve 1954. 1954 to 1957 VP-762, Lincoln Nebraska. 1957 to summer 1965 VR 723 NAS Glenview, Illinois 1965 to retirement (officially 1971) last flew in 1969. NAS Dallas, Texas. Squadrons in Dallas: VR 701 VR 701 VR21D2 While at Lincoln and Glenview, mostly flew in P2V4s, and some in R5D-3s, also SNB-5s. Later years at NAS Glenview, Illinois flew in C54Qs. In 1965 (summer of) started flying in C118s and that is all that they flew out of Dallas. They flew all over the world..." [07JAN2000]

WAAGEN, Hans bestrep1@ix.netcom.com "...I served with VP-11 from 1953 to 1956. I worked nightcheck as an AT working on radar and communications equipment at both NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and NAS Brunswick, Maine. I went with the squadron to Malta, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR..." [22DEC2003]

WACHMAN, Barry bwachman@jersey.net "...I would love to here from all my friends at the Skinney Dragons I was stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in VP-4 from July of 81 to Sept of 85. My time in the Navy and particularly VP-4 was a big part of my life. I met a lot of good people during my tour. Our squadron deployed twice to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and once to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. I was a personnelman in charge of all the squadrons travels what a job. I loved it because I was a blackshoe in an airdale Navy on the front lines with them helping them get off the deck any time anywhere. I have nothing but found memories of my years in the navy and would love to talk to any one and Patrol Squadron Four from 81 to 85. P.S. I missed the boys so bad that i went to NSF Diego Garcia in a leave status to catch up with my Shipmates after they deployed there and left me behind to get discharge. Diego Garci is a beautiful place to travel to on leave take care and thank you..." [06JUN99]

WACHTER, AK3 Robert sonsera@hereintown.net "...I was a storekeeper 3rd class in VS-22 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia in 1955 to June of 1956 when the squadron was disestablished. If anyone has the picture of the entire squadron taken in April of 1956, I am in the back row, 3rd person from the right..." [06MAR2007]

WACK, Theodore "TED" TWACK586@AOL.COM "...Looking to hear from old squadron buddies who I served with in VP-22 from 1978 through 1980. I was a Photo Mate back then with the Blue Geese and was in the 1979 NAS Cubi Point, Philippines Detachment when QA6 went down. Have kept in touch with other Photo Mates from VP-6, VP-17, as well as VC-1 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii Fleet Air Photo Lab personnel. I was the guy who processed all the belly camera film of all those wonderful Ivans..." [17JUN2000]

WACK, Thomas G. Drwackes@hgo.net "...Was AMM3c and air gunner in Crew No.15 of VPB-109, 20 April to 15 August 1945..." Personal Website: http://www.hgo.net/~drwackes/ [14JUL2000]

WADDELL, Carl carlwaddell1@comcast.net "...I served with VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1969 to 1970. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 10DEC2009 | 25NOV99]

WADDELL, Rick BritchesWaddell@aol.com "...I served with VP-47 rrom February 1961 through December 9, 1963. I would like to contact any and all who served with me during this time. I started up making up sacks, dusting your lockers, swabbing the deck, cleaning the head, and washing the showers. Got'cha up in the morning for breakfast. Later on got the pickers their parts and wound up counting you as you came to chow. Boy it was fun! Let me hear from you..." [13DEC2000]

WADE, Bill bebaw1@msn.com "...I served wth VP-49 in NAS Bermuda from 1950-1953. Would like to hear from any one that was there in that time frame. Please get in contact with me..." [16AUG2002]

WADE, Danny uh34dusn@aol.com "...I was in Navy from 1967 to 1971. I served with VAW-13, VAH-2, VRC-40, and White Hat Airlines http://www.homestead.com/aircofat/aircofat.html..." [18MAR2001]

WADE, AMS3(AW) Joe wwade41076@aol.com "...I served in VP-50 from 1990-decom and VP-47 until 93. I currrently work at the White House. Leave me a message and I will get back to you. I got out 4/96 but Michele (still my wife & HM2) is still in..." [07JUL2000]

WADE, AMH2 Michael mwade@*delete*skylawn.com "...I was a gound-pounder in VP-23 NASB Corrosion & Airframes shops in 1988-92. Deployed to NAS Bermuda, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, & Saudi on the "91-92 World Tour". I recognize some of my former "Shipmates". Even some that I worked with Rachel Matthews, Rhonda Lackowski (wow a singer) & have spent the last 2 hours looking through my cruisebook remembering the good ol' days. I am currently living in the California Bay Area where I am Director of Information Systems and resident computer geek. I would be thrilled if anyone in the "Crud Busters" shop or any of the "Bubble Chasers or Tin Benders" would like to get in touch. Some of the old gang - AO3 Khouri, AMH3 Stevenson, AMH3 Daniels, AMSAN Bergeman, AE3 Samson, AT3 Garutti, AE3 Wade, AMH2 Belknap, AT3 Givens, Joey McSqueeb, AMS1 "Tank" Tancredi, AO3 "Bommer" Bommaraju the list goes on. I had a blast, thanks for the memories..." [E-Mail Updated 06OCT2002 | 01NOV99]

WADE, Ron (Ronbo) wader@mugu.navy.com "...Served in VP-17 from Dec 82 until Nov 89, What a time I had! Boy did we enjoy all those PI deployments! Hope to hear from you..." [21MAY98]

WADE, Tom tomnpat@msn.com "...I served with VPB-216 as a Plane Captain and Flight Engineer in PBM's during WWII. Our crew consisted of F.W Oliver (PPC), W. F.Morris (2nd Pilot), T. Keenan (Navigator), Richard Miller (ARM1), John Higgins (ARM3), R. T. Thomas (FE), C. B. Burton (AOM), R. D Kading (SN -Tail Gunner), C. F. Haynes (Waist Gunner), and J. F. Steiner (Bow Turret Gunner). As far as I know I am the only survivor of this crew. If anyone knows my crew - please le me know. P.S. I built the model that is in the Naval Air Museum and the cutaway for the Mariner/Marlin Association ..." [BIO Updated 15FEB2003 | 04FEB99]

WADEL, ATW3 Joseph "Mike" mikewadel@bellsouth.net "...I served with VW-4 from 1964 to 1966 and flew with Crew-6..." [15AUG2009]

WADDELL, Carl alatorch@aol.com "...I was a member of VP-31 from 1969-70 at NAS Moffett Field, California. I am looking for others there in the training squadron..." [25NOV99]

WADLE, ATN2 Maurice "Mike" moewadle@yahoo.com "...I served with VAW-11 (02/1964-02/1966) deployed with Det Delta with Carrier Air Wing 15 on the USS Coral Sea (12/1964-11/1965). That was the first combat cruise for the Coral Sea during the Vietnam war..." [BIO Updated 12FEB2015 | 07FEB2003]

WADLEY, Barney barneyw2@verizon.net "...I served with the 1st Aviation Company (Radio Research) Crazy Cats from December 1970 to December 1971. Great bunch of guys in the Comm Shop..." [24AUG2010]

WADSWORTH, AWC (AW/NAC) MICHAEL E. m_wadsworth@msn.com "... am currently attached with VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and was formerly with VP-60, NAS Glenview, Illinois (1/83-4/94) and VP-23, NAS Brunswick, Maine (1/79-10/82)..." [Updated 18DEC97]

WAEGHE, AFCM P. J. Retired pjwaeghe@bellsouth.net Shipmate Pix...Shipmate Pix "...Served with VP-16, VP-22, VP-30, VP-56, CNO, and ASWOC/TSC...Flying P-3's again for the U.S. Customs Service here in sunny Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 23SEP2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 06NOV2000 | 00XXX96]

WAGGONER, James H. jhwagg@ipns.com "...1950-54 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. FASRON-112-VP-2 1954-60 NAS Alameda, California.-Engine Overhaul-O&R Flight Line- VP-9-Tad AFPS/Oakland. 1960 NAS Moffett Field, California.- J65 Engine Instructor 1960-64 NAS Lemoore, California. - J65 Engine Instructor 1964-66 NAS Cubi Point, Philippines - Staff COMFAIRWESTPAC 1967-69 NAS Miramar . - VF-124 - Data Analyst 1969-71 USS Oriskany - Aimd- Data Analyst 1971-present - As little as possible and if you know me you know its true..." [28AUG99]

WAGNER, Bill c/o His Son Bruce Wagner chowkody@aol.com "...My father's name is Bill Wagner and he served in VP-73 during WWII as a radio operator/machine gunner. He was stationed during that time, I believe, in Reykjavik, Iceland and NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. His unit was credited with destroying U-boats and also helping to capture a German U-boat. He always told me how his unit was awarded "the Captain's Pants" for helping to caputre a U-boat. If anyone served with my father or can give me details of the exploits of his unit VP-73 and the awarding of "the Captain's Pants" please contact me. Thanks..." [19MAY2000]

WAGNER, Dale R. dwag@juno.com "...VP-861 was a Reserve Squadron called to active duty on 15 Sept 1950. I joined the squadron about 30 Oct 1950, as an AT3, fresh out of AT school and Faetulant. I left the squadron in March 1953 as an AT1. I flew as Radar Operator on HF6 (the best crew in the squadron) most of that time. We deployed twice to Port Lyautey and once to Malta. I was there when the VP-861 designation was returned to NAS Norfolk, Virginia and the squadron was re-commissioned as VP-18..." [02APR98]

WAGNER, Douglas E. Jr. dwagner1@centurylink.net "...I served with VP-10 from 4/67 to 6/70. I was an Aniston Angel among other things and worked out of the Powerplants Shop. I am retired now and living in Mocksville NC..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 18SEP2010 | BIO Updated 15FEB2004 | 27JUN98]

WAGNER, TSGT Gary D. USAF Retired gwagnavy@gmail.com "...Attended Boot Camp at NATC Great Lakes from June 1969 to August 1969, Service Schools at NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee from September 1969 to December 1969, VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from January 1970 to February 1970, VP-5 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from Febuary 1970 to March 1973 with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily from February to June 1970 (2nd P-3 squadon into NAS Sigonella, Sicily after VP-44), NS Rota, Spain from March to July 1971 (awarded the Battle "E") and NAS Sigonella, Sicily from March to August 1972 (we did a 9 plane formation fly-over for the base Change of Command). Seperated for Active duty March 1973 and was discharged 1975. Reenlisted Naval Reserve February 1979 and served with VP-68 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland with deployments to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NAS Bermuda and a detachment to Ascension Island in the south Atlantic. We won the Noel Davis Trophy in 1982 and 2 CNO safety awards. In January 1987 left Navy and joined Airforce 459th Cams Andrews AFB hydraulic tech. on C141B Cargo Aircraft. Retired May 1995..." [12JUN2010]

WAGNER, AX2 James L. ssiaok@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-17 Crew 11 Radar /Julie 1962 to February 1964..." [19SEP2007]

WAGNER, AX3 Jim jimwagner@pobox.com "...I served with VP-24 (11/1966-10/1969) with 2 deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I was a backup JEZ operator on Crew 4 and also worked on most of the electronics systems on the P-3-B out of the tron shop. I just got back from the 2012 VP-24 Reunion cruise and have to say it was great seeing everyone else and reconnecting after 43 years..." [21NOV2012]

WAGNER, Joe Yardmarker11@aol.com "...I was with VP-42 from 1965 through 1967. I would love to hear from anyone that was there then..." [07JUN2002]

WAGNER, AE Linda anorak@comcat.com "...I served at at NAS Lemoore, California, VP-9, VXN-8, NAS Norfolk, Virginia, and VP-66. Requesting contact from fellow Shipmates who would be willing to help me by writing job references. Lost touch with everyone who I served with during my 10 years of service (especially looking for VXN-8 crew members). I appreciate your assistance, looking forward to hearing from former Shipmates and aircrew..." [11JAN2004]

WAGONMAKER, AZ3 Randy randywagonmaker@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-10 from May 1976 to November 1979. I worked in the maintenance control and logs and records..." [E-Mail Updated 29MAR2008 | 19NOV2000]

WAHL, AW1 Tim Retired timw@suscom-maine.net "...VP-5 (1981-1985), CPW-5 (1986-1989), VPU-1 (1989-1994), CPW-5 (1994-1997), VP-10 (1997-2000). Retired from VP-10 in APR 2000. Still living in Maine..." [12OCT2004]

WAHL, Tom tgrdgn@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1981 to 1984 and AIMD Jet Shop, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from 1985 to 1988. Looking for old Shipmates from either command, retired most likely..." [E-Mail Updated 21JAN2009 | 05JUN2004]

WAIIS, AT1 Kenneth M. agencajun4582@yahoo.com "...I served with VW-1 (1960-1963), VP-17 (1963-1964) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC) (1964-1967) and VAP-61 with deployments to NAS Agana, Guam / NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1967), FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam (1968)..." [18AUG2014]

WAINWRIGHT, LeRoy "Lee" Retired navair65@yahoo.com "...I served with VXN-8 (1969-1970) and VP-64 (1970-2003) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25MAR2017 | 12NOV2001]

WAITE, AW1 Bill Retired byerowndog@highstream.net "...I flew with VP-26 Crew 8 (Its Great to Be Ate!) from the 1977 NAS Bermuda deployment to NSF Diego Garcia in 1980 I had some great times. I'm wonder how I ever lived through it! Live here in San Diego working as a Technical Writer. Love Maine though. Sherry is from Harpswell and we just built a cedar log cabin there. I stay in touch with some old Shipmates including Greg Turner, Don McIntyre, Tom Cieslak and a few others. Other commands include ASWOC/TSC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines 81-82, VP-17 82-86 (SS3), EEAP, VP-19, VP-46, and NAVSTAD San Diego. Look forward to contact from old Shipmates. Had a lot of great times in the VP world, but I never did like sweeping snow off the wings!..." [E-Mail Updated 03JUN2004 | 26SEP2000]

WAITE, AX3 J. D. Waite p51d@webtv.net "...VP-1 66-68. Transpac 67 NAS Sigonella, Sicily/ NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam Crew 10, YB10. Squadron had too many AX's at the time so flew Radio, did Tech /shop Maint tt264/ag and conv and crypto, flew Market time. Homebased NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Looking for a word from any Shipmates of the time....specifically attempting to locate Lance R. Coe. I DEROSed 08/68. Joined the Medford Police Dept. 02/69...Retired 10/97. To absent mates..." [27JUL99]

WAITE, AT1(AC/SS) Richard D. "Rick" richard.waite@comcast.net "...I served with VP-92 and flew with CAC-8..." [E-Mail Updated 09OCT2011 | 14JUL98]

WAJDA, AT1 George J. buster79@cox.net "...Hello, to all my fellow flight crew members of VP-49, flight crews # 3 and # 9. My name is George J. Wajda, AT first class electronics, anti sub stations, back when I was a good deal younger, so young that I have forgotten all your names, but I have never forgotten what a fine crew you all were and I miss you all very much. I will help you to remember who I am, I was the one who got the biggest fish when we went to Key West and I was the one who provided the girls and music player at a hanger dance. I went into Hamilton with a bus and picked up about 25 gorgeous females and the skipper was feeling his oaks, sitting on the hanger deck drinking his beer. Does anyone remember the Ramey brothers? They worked in the radar shop. That should help some of you old timers. That's all I'm going to say, but if the light over your head comes on, say hello and let me know how things are with you. I can be reached at buster79@cox.net Take care of yourselves, old timers. P.S. I went to the base not to long ago and found nothing left of VP-45 or VP-49..." [24NOV2006]

WAKEFIELD, Wendell genboblee@gbronline.com "...I served with FASRON-11 in June 1958 to February 1959 and VU-5 at NAS Atsugi, Japan..." [25JAN2004]

WAKEMAN, OTC Dave Retired Shipmate Pix Circa 1963... wakeman@mailcity.com "...Served with VP-40..." [18FEB98]

WAKEN, Gene eugenewaken@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-771 at NAS Los Alamitos, California as a Jezebel Operator. I crewed with CDR Bruce Rosnes and LT Jerry Coffee flying the P2V-5, P2V-6 and P2V-7 drilling holes in the sky..." [03SEP2009]

WALDEN, Larry larrywalden@bellsouth.net "...I served with VQ-2 at NS Rota, Spain from 1972 to 1976 in the Propulsion Section. I still have some great memories of NS Rota, Spain and the friends I had there. After NS Rota, Spain I worked as a Civilian Technician for 36 years will retire April 3rd, 2009. If anyone remembers me drop me a line..." [17MAR2009]

WALDEN, Michael walden39@netzero.com "...I served in the Navy from August 1999 through August 2003. I was stationed at NAS Oceana for 2 years then was assigned to VP-26 NAS Brunswick, Maine. We deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland from August 2002 through February 2003. I had a great time serving with my fellow Shipmates. I just wanted to wish every a Safe and Happy Holiday..." [25DEC2003]

WALDEN, Wayne J. "Wally" seffner47@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from May 1966 to December 1968..." [15APR2010]

WALDOW, AMH2 Robert waldow37@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-6 (1956-1958) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Was in a flight crew and loved the P2V. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [18JAN2018]

WALDROP, William "Jack" wjackwaldrop@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VR-23 (1953-1955) Carrier On-board Delivery (COD) Unit..." [28JUN2015]

WALDRON, CDR James Edgar Retired Shipmate Pix "Taken at Little America Five (LAS V)" JWALDRON@aol.com "...Served with VX-6 and author of 'Flight of the Puckered Penguins' (See A BIT OF HISTORY Below)..." WEBSITE: http://www.icair.iac.org.nz/history/flight/index1.html

WALES, Steve TERRY21_35758@YAHOO.COM "...I was in VQ-2 from 79-83 and then came back with VP-56 in 85. I was reading this page and saw a lot of names I remember. I'm out of the Navy now 12 years and that was enough. I'm currently working at NASA in Huntsville, Alabama. I would like to hear from some of the old people there. Hi to John Herndon and Ed Russel. John and myself went over together in 77 and I can't believe he is still there. Also, I have a part time job working on a Bush Grand National Race Team. Look for me on TV sometimes. I'm what you call a Weekend Warrior when they need help. This year I'm helping the 59 car. Well, hope to hear back from some of you. Hey does anyone remember Faye Koenig who worked in AIMD there and if you know how to contact her I would like that info. Last known duty station was NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida. Also, if anyone knows Jeff Larson I wish to find him also. Thank you..." [28MAR2001]

WALFORD, Dan p3tacco@yahoo.com "......" [30OCT98]

WALKER, Al H. awgvt@aol.com "...I enlisted in the Navy and attended Boot Camp February 1, 1952 at San Diego, California (52-110)and attended AD "A" School and O&R at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. I was then assigned to ATU-700 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas where I attended Flight Engineers School. In 1954 (or 1955) I reported to FASRON-119 NS Sangley Point, Philippines (played on the Championship Basketball, Volleyball and Track Teams). I arrived at FASRON-119 the weekend that a FASRON-119 aircraft crashed off the end of the island. Got a swap to VA-65 on the USS Essex, back to NAS Alameda, California and discharged January 26, 1956..." [30JUN2005]

WALKER, NCCM (AW/NAC) Burr Retired walkerburr@aol.com "...I served with VP-31 (1969-1971), VP-4 (1974-1977) as a FE, VP-31 (1978-1979), USS Midway, USS independence, COMmander Fleet AIr, WESTern PACific (COMFAIRWESTPAC) and Commander, Naval Air TRAining (CNATRA) and retired in 1998..." [BIO Updated 08FEB2012 | 02FEB2012]

WALKER, CAPTAIN Charles M. (Chuck) Retired cm_walker@excite.com "...Joined VP-4 January 1965, PPC SP2H Crew 4, E.E.(Gene) Bowen was C.O, deployed NAS Iwakuni, Japan with dets in Saigon and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Returned NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to begin transition to P-3. R. T. (Dick) Duncan became C.O.. As P-3A received SP2H transfered out even though VP-4 continued to operate with reduced number of aircraft and crews. Deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan January 1967. I became CO December 1966. Lost Crew 10 in April 67 off Tshima Island in straits while on routine patrol, kept dets in NS Sangley Point, Philippines or Taiwan for Vietnam ops. Ken Dankel crew detected infiltrators which were sunk and received medals on return to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Command tour ended November 1967 with orders to USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2), NAF Naples, Italy. Was my best tour of 32 years in USN. Still in touch with many friends that era tho have been retired 25 years. Best wishes to all Skinny Dragons. Fay says Hello..." [01FEB2002]

WALKER, AMS3 Clint clint.duenorthhelicopters@xplornet.com "...I served with VP-40 in 1996..." [01APR2010]

WALKER, ATC (AW/NAC) Dan Retired drwc130@aol.com "...Hi to any old Shipmates out there! I retired at NAS Point Mugu, California after a final tour with VR-55, completeing my Navy time in an aircrew billet and having a great time as squadron OPS Chief. I was with VP-67 when we disestablished in 1994, had a couple of tours with VP-65 in the '80s and '90s, retired and now live in Camarillo, CA working as a senior logistics analyst on a 10 year NAVAIR contract at NAS Point Mugu, California. Looking forward to building our retirement home on our lot in Prescott, AZ and going into a semi-retirement mode- love to hear from any old Shipmates out there..." [24AUG2004]

WALKER, AT3 Dean dnwlkr@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-60 from 1973 to 1976. I'm currently a District Manager with Canon USA. Just wondering what happened to everyone from the tweet shop from those years..." [24MAY2011]

WALKER, Hap Retired hcwalker@aol.com "...I was a tron with VP-68 at PAX River from 1978 until 1983 when I went to the precom crew for VP-MAU Brunswick. Stayed there until '89 and then to VR-62 in Detroit where I retired in '93. I am currently in grad school at the University of Georgia..."

WALKER, AO2 James "Zeke" jzwalk@aol.com "...I served with VP-49 (1969-1971). I am trying to locate AW Alan Lutz and AW Ed Boling - any help would be appreciated..." [19OCT2010]

WALKER, AMH1 Keith S. Retired norry47@msn.com "...I served with FASRON-11 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1953 to 1956), VW-3 Guam (1959 till disestablishment), AEWBarRonPac (Airborne Early Warning Barrier Squadron Pacific) Hawaii (1960 to 1962), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland with AEWTULANT (Airborne Early Warning Training Unit Atlantic), OASU, NAS Lakehurst N.J. with Blimps, NAS North Island, San Diego, California in O&R, VC-11, and VX-8 till I was discharged in 1967. Went to Saigon with OASU in 1966 with flying TV planes called Project Jenny..." [URL Updated 31JAN2005 | 11JUL2002]

WALKER, Michael A. Mwalker255@aol.com "...VO-67, Crew 9, Green Garudas..." [05AUG2000]

WALKER, Mike tbone2131@erols.com "...I served with VP-23 from January 1973 to December 1975. Rotations to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NS Rota, Spain, and NAS Bermuda. I always loved returning to God's country, Maine. AT Aircrew radio "Wireless" operator. I Could find the World Series over the HF bands on any October flight over the chilly North Atlantic! Off duty, I managed to befriend the best bunch of scurvy bilge rats a fella could know. Searching for Scotty Sheills, Mike Bidwell, Paul Rumph, Chip Cox, or anybody who ever shared a beer with me!..." [07JUL2000]

WALKER, Joseph c/o His Son Joseph Walker, Jr. Walker8833@aol.com "...My Dad served with VP-63 Crew #2..." [03DEC2002]

WALKER, Joya L. JOYAWALKER@HOTMAIL.COM "...I served with VP-40 from 1991-1993. I am trying to locate some of the Shipmates I served with during my time with VP-40. I would love to hear from you guys and girls..." [E-Mail Updated 16OCT2001 | 10OCT2001]

WALKER, Pat wlkrpatricia@aol.com "...I served with VP-19 (1981-1983) as an Intelligence Officer. I made one deployment to NAF Misawa, Japan..." [26MAR2012]

WALKER, Rich SkyBoss79@aol.com "...Served in RVAH-3 from September 1966 till August 1969 in FAETULANT Detachment as a pilot instructor on the CPT and WST trainers for the Vig. NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee January 1966 till Augugust 1966. Boot Camp at NTC San Diego October 1965 to December 1965..." [22APR2002]

WALKER, AW1(AW/NAC) Robert Lee Chochinko@aol.com "...Hello to all my old fellow Aircrewmen and Shipmates! Old Psycho, EMBO, or Uncle Bob depending on which squadron I was in. I served with HS-14 in San Diego, California from 1989 till 1993 then had to move on to VS-21 in NAS Atsugi, Japan and served with them from 1994 to 1996. I was finally rewarded with the good life of the VP Navy (PERDIEM!) and flew with VP-9 out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and made the move over to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. I served with VP-9 for 3 great years. I am currently in NAS Misawa, Japan working at the TSC. Tell all my old friends and Shipmates "Fly Safe and Take Care."..." [05JUL2002]

WALKER, AMSC (sel) Steven swalker@kdn0.attnet.or.jp"...I started in VP in 1991 as a FE in VP-22 through there decom in 1993. I then transfered to VP-40 where I am currently serving..."

WALKER, AW2 Thomas twwalkers@live.com "...I served with VP-65 (1972-1975) and flew with Crew-3..." [19DEC2016]

WALKER, AW1 (AW/NAC) Timothy M. Retired tmwalker@bellsouth.net "...I flew as a SS3 from 1975 until my retirement (against my will-damn high year tenure) in 1995. I started on A/B retrofits and ended with Charlie model Update llls. I flew as an instructor in VP-30 from 1975 to 1978, VP-24 from 1979 to 1985, VP-16 from 1989 to 1995 and FASO (EW Instructor) from 1985 to 1989. I retired with 9 deployments and 7000 hrs. I dont miss the BS but I do miss the flying and the friends. Any of y'all who want to, drop a line and we can re-live the old times, try and remember the stories, and end up telling a bunch of BIG lies..."

WALKLEY, Robert robert.mw@optusnet.com.au "...I served with VAP-61 (1968-1970). Now living in Townsville Australia since 1972. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [27MAY2015]

WALKO, James jwalkodel@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-24 (1971-1973)..." [24JAN2015]

WALTERS, AK3 Andrew (Walt) ALEGIONPOST235@aol.com "...In 1980 I graduated from High School and volunteered to go Navy. Boot Camp was at Great Lakes from July-September. October I was sent to VAQ-33 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and stayed there until they realized that VAQ-33 had moved to Key West, FL. I went to FRAMP School their until December 19th, 1980 - Nice duty. January 2nd, 1981 I was sent to VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam and stayed there 31/2 years. I was sent to NSF Diego Garcia during Lebanon and Grenada. In the early 80's our squadron Logo was the Bat World Watchers. I worked in the VQ-1 AMSU Department as an AK3. I went on a round robin to NAS Atsugi, Japan then to Osan Korea and back to Guam a week later - nice tour. I tooka month leave to go to the Philippines and stayed with locals - another nice adventure. Any one that's been to Guam and has stores to share, just send an e-mail..." [13FEB2001]

WALKINSHAW, David djwinor@cp.com "...VB/VPB-142 ('43-45) Mr. David Walkinshaw, 358 Lower Vista Ct. NW, Salem, OR 97304. 503-373-9894..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

WALL, AT2 Dan dwall@gmwlaw.com "...I served with VAP-61 as AT2 from 1968 to 1969 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Osan, FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, and Bangkok (missed Queensland). I remember Muskrat Ross, Badtoe Benson, Neil Herringshaw, Obie Parish, Ron Bailey, John Chacon, Tom Campbell and his big brother, CPO Williams, Hoard, and Dave Altcher..." [04AUG2003]

WALL, AVCM Daniel Retired bulkhed@comcast.net "...I served (02/1963-09/1985) with VP-91, VA-304, VR-55, VC-13, VP-65, VP-69, VA-873, NAS Seattle, Washington, NAS Alameda, California, USS Walton (DE361) and USS Edmonds (DE406)..." [BIO Updated 02FEB2016 | E-Mail Updated 12JUN2015 | 1997]

WALL, F. LYNN FIDDLINLYN@aol.com "...I EARNED MY ENLISTED WINGS OF GOLD IN VP-21 1963-1965 NAS Brunswick, Maine and was an AO3..." [26JUL99]

WALL, ADCS W. Joe Retired jwallav@bellsouth.net "...I was in VC-5 / VAH-5 / RVAH-5 in 49-56, NAS Pensacola, Florida 56-59, VP-5 in 59-60, AD(B) School 60, VP-11 in 61, NAMT NAS Oceana and NAS Norfolk, Virginia 61-65, VP-44 in 65-67, and VX-1 67-70. I'm retired from the Navy and FAA but still active in aviation, conducting Aircraft Maintenance Seminars for FAA certificated A & P mechanics and I am an FAA Desiginated Airworthiness Represenative (DAR), certifying aircraft and aircraft parts for export, and recertificating aircraft on return to US from a foreign owner..." [E-Mail Updated 24MAR2010 | 01JAN2001]

WALL, Les J. lesjwall@earthlink.net "...Just wanted to drop a note to all my old Shipmates and some not so old. I was with VP-65 from 1982 till I retired in 1994. I started out as a second mech and continued thru FE school in NAS Moffett Field, California, and now I are one, a P-3 Flt Eng that is. What a great Trident Team we were and I'm sure we put that teamwork to use everyday in our daily lives. I now work as a R&D Technician at Guidant Corp. in Temecula. I miss all the flying though as most of us do. Well, if you feel like it drop me a line. As the Irish always say; May the road rise before you, May the wind be always at your back, And may you be in Heaven a half hour before the devel knows your dead..." [10NOV2003]

WALL, AT3 Rick rickwall02@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 (Radio Operator - Crew 12) from August 1973 to August 1975). If anyones still out there drop me a line..." [01OCT2008]

WALL, AW3 Scott "Radar" wall.scott@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (CAC-10 Sensor 3) with the sharpest AW's, IT's, Ordnancmen Pilots and FE's in the Navy. Cocktail (the man in the box), Cowboy, Lumox, Lothar, Dunn, Hiedenthal, Diestler, Farnsworth and Minet. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [14DEC2009]

WALL, APC Willie Joe Sr. [Deceased] c/o His Son ADCS Willie Joe Wall, Jr., Retired jwallav@bellsouth.net "...My Dad served with VP-8S..." [13JAN2001]

WALLACE, AT2 Daniel "Wally" racefand@frognet.net "...I served with VP-1 from February 1963 to June 1965 (Crew-3 and Crew-7 - Pilots Reid and Riess and Techs were Rice and Drews) and VP-93 at NAF Detroit, Michigan. I am now retired and living in my home town of Athens, OH..." [09FEB2010]

WALLACE, Don donwallace38@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-42 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1961 to -1964. Semi tired now in Texas. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [26JUL2009]

WALLACE, Don dwall33175@direcway.com "...I served with VP-9 from 1963 to 1965 NAS Alameda, California, NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Moffett Field, California, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, and back to NAS Moffett Field, California for discharge..." [E-Mail Updated 11AUG2003 | 21SEP98]

WALLACE, AT3 Donald A. Shipmate Pix cdad800@comcast.net "...I served with VU-5 (1953-1954) at Guam and Itazuki, Japan and VU-7 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (which was moved to Brown Field outside of Chulavista in California). Also 3-4 week temperary detachment NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Looking for VU-5 patch "We Drag The Rag". Looking for Buddy George Connors or any other Shipmates..." [18MAR2013]

WALLACE, Freddie C. FREDDIE935@aol.com "...I served in VP-45 in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone 1955-1956. I worked out of the air frames shop, as well as flew lots of missions as 2'ND mech and as an observor on the P5M. I surely can remember some harrowing night flights during those panamanian tropical depressions, they were surely not for the faint at heart. Transitioned to NAS Bermuda with the squadron, flew some aircrew missions there and still remember that night flight from NOB to Bermuda to escape hurricane Hazel. I remember counting parachutes in flight and we were one short for the crew, was not a good feeling!!!. After leaving NAS Bermuda I served on Corey Field in Pensacola Fl., then at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida in pilot training squadrons with SNJ's and T28'S. In later years I joined the Naval Reserves in NAS Jacksonville, Florida and served in VP-0516, an augmentation sqdn. to VP-62 assigned to P-3's. Thanks to those early beginnings and training in the NAVY I have enjoyed an interesting career in the missile industry, working lots of programs including the Saturn 5 program to the moon, Apollo Soyuz, Skylab, and Have worked with the Space Shuttles on all flights from the start until today. A special thanks to all who have served and supported VP-45, and especially the P5M's and their crews and support personnel..." [E-Mail Updated 07DEC2001 | 14NOV99]

WALLACE, Jack jnkswall@comcast.net"...I served with VP-40 from March 1986 until August 1989. Was PPC of Crew 9 and deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Misawa, Japan. From VP-40 transferred to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and VT-31 as an multi-engine Instructor pilot flying T-44 Kingair turboprops. After two years became a TAR and was assigned to VP-68 at NAF Andrews, Maryland (Andrews AFB, Maryland). From VP-68 I transitioned to VR and flew the Navy C-130T Hercules with VR-53 while remaining at NAF Andrews, Maryland. Left active duty after 14 years but stayed with the Naval Reserve and initially served in the Navy Command Center at the Pentagon for almost two years. Got command of Navy Central Command detachment 0861 at Navy & Marine Corps Reserve center West Palm Beach, Florida. My last years in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) completing Navy correspondence courses. Logged over 3600 Navy pilot hours! Live in Annapolis and am an airline pilot with Delta Air Lines. Look me up and I'll take you waterfowl hunting..." [07NOV2003]

WALLACE, Jackie Conway shawnpwallace@aol.com "...I served with VPB-32 from 1943 to 1945. I'm looking for old Shipmates..." [20OCT2006]

WALLACE, Jimmy G. "Wally" jwallace@alaska.net "...I served with VP-17 (1965-1968) doing bench repair and shore patrol duties until I qualified for aircrew in 1966 as Julie/Jez/Radio operator with Crew-7. I have lots of great memories still considering its 35 years later. My Shipmates Steve Novak, Bob Lewis, Wayne Biggers, Mike Davis and many others had some great times. I came onboard at 19 years old in NAS Iwakuni, Japan and fell in with the rebel rousers right away. "Seventeen Give Em Hell" was our war cry (mostly used at the Manhattan club in Cavite or the smoker in Cam Ranh). Wish I had a nickle for every San Miguel beer we hauled in the P2's belly from NS Sangley Point, Philippines to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, some which we traded the grunts for jungle boots-Kbars-watchs. I will never forget the 14 hour Market Time tracks we flew in NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Ended my service with 700+ flight hours and to this day I still remember "Coffee On The Wing Beam" every time I pour a cup (I try to forget the piss tube). Still have my leather flight jacket and it fits! Steve Novak and I had great times in Oak Harbor and Bellingham chasing the college girls. Mike Davis if you read this sorry about running your 426 wedge of the Anacortes dead end at 100+MPH (we lived). I would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 16NOV2011 | 28MAY2003]

WALLACE, Lou coalminer@tqci.net "...I served with VP-92, VP-83, VPB-107, VP-24. I flew in P2V7's and P-3's. I would like to hear from Shipmates in any of the squadrons I served with..." [28SEP99]

WALLACE, AMCS (AW/NAC) Robin acorndes@bellsouth.net "...I am the last plank owner of VP-67. I was there 1 Nov. 1970 through 4 March 1994 and now I am the president of the VP-67 Alumni Association. The other officers are: Vice Pres: ADC Dean Martin, Tres: AFCM Lee Bird, Sec: AOC Bob Fallert. We will be planning a Reunion soon and we have just become active with the Mid Atlantic Air Museum which now has old PL-09 SP2H 145915. Hope all old VP-67 Shipmates will kick in when we announce the next Reunion on this website and get the word out. AVCM Tom Banning at Federal Express is putting together a squadron master recall and I will get him to sign onto this website so you can contact him. I am still drilling at NSA Mid-South in the VTU helping out the carrier augment units and former chairman of the Mid-South Guard and Reserve M-16 Rifle Tournament just so my free time doesn't go to waste. Hope to hear from old Shipmates and I will help you find others. Fair winds and following seas..." [07APR99]

WALLACE, ATN3 Roger wrogerg@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-5 from September 1957 To December 1959. We deployed to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR..." [02JAN2009]

WALLACE, AX2 Terry wallacet1@mac.com "...I served with VP-1 (1964-1967) and flew with Crew-4 then Crew-12. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 13JAN2012 | 02JAN2002]

WALLEN, AW Bruce bdwallen@charter.net "...I was in VP-9 from December 1973-March 1977. I was an AW and on Crew 12. Would like to make contact with others from that time. I am especially looking for Edwin Foster, Steven Bell, and Owen Carroll..." [21FEB2005]

WALLENBURG, John wall_fish@msn.com"...Greetings from John Wallenburg Previous member of VPB-130, 1944-45 South Pacific Kaneohe Bay - Moratai. I would appreciate hearing from any former PV-1 squadron members..." [01SEP2000]

WALLER, Tom (FIREANT) TSWJr1963@Aol.com "...Served in VP-62 from 1986 until 1998. I was the first OSAM in the squadron. Was fortunate to meet some outstanding people during my tenure and the times and memories will be forever lasting. Unfortunately it ended prematurely when I accidentally wrecked the "O" Van after a night out on the town. The TAR Skipper was not amused to say the least. Presently an ATCS in Jacksonville, FL. Look forward to any and all messages from old Shipmates. Take care and God Bless..." [17JAN2001]

WALLIS, Fred fredwallis@hotmail.com "...Served with VP-49 in 1976 and 1977 as second mech on crew 2, (Canadian crew). Made both NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployments. Would like to hear from anyone..." [19JUL2002]

WALLIS, Kenneth M. kenneth.wallis@navy.mil "...Served with VP-17 from March 1963 to November 1964 on Crew 2 then Crew 5. Deployed to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan June 1964. Dets to Siagon, Vietnam August 8th, 1964..." [02NOV2005]

WALLIN, Robert L rwallin@visioneeringcorp.com "...Was with VP-2 1964 Alaska deployment made the "great eartquake" and did 1965 with NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment. Was with Crew 1 (CO D. Lane PPC) in Alaska and Crew 3 Harrisons Harlets (J.R. Harrison PPC) for NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Flew radio and jez. Anybody from VP-2 drop me some mail..." [24JUN2000]

WALLING, CT Bruce bwallin2@tampabay.rr.com "...I served with VQ-1. Looking for any CT's serving at NAS Atsugi, Japan and or FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam from 1967 to 1969..." [27JUN2006]

WALLING, ANN3 John A. [Deceased] C/O Larry Jackson lj2000dj@aol.com "...I am looking for any information regarding my uncle, John A. Walling AMM3/c, who was assigned to VPB-20. His plane was shot down March 29, 1945 in the South China sea. I am seeking any informaiton regarding the type of plane, the location in which it went down, etc. I am informed that there were no survivors. Your assistance in my search for information is greatly appreciated. Respectfully..." [19DEC2000]

WALLING, LCDR Ken Retired Shipmate Pix Circa 1974... kewalling@verizon.net "...I served with VP-49 from 1961 to 1964 in P-5's and then P-3's. I was on Crew 3 most of the time. I left the squadron as an AT2 when I was selected for NESEP and attended North Carolina State University. I made AT1 while in school. I couldn't make Chief so I went up for Ensign. After commissioning I went through flight training (multi-engine) then plowed back as a Flight Instructor at VT-1 from 1969 to 1971. From there I went through VP-30 RAG then on to VP-23 from 1972 to 1975. I was the PPC of Crew 9. I then served a tour at COMOPTEVFOR and spent my last tour on the USS Saratoga as the EW Officer from 1977 until I retired in 1980 at the age of 37 as an LCDR..." [11FEB2008]

WALLIS, AKC George E. Retired geobev@indy.net "...I am interested in locating anyone who was attached to VP-7 during the time from December 1956 to early 1961 or 1962. I had a lot of friends I would like to get in touch with. We had some good time. Does anyone remember CDR L H Thomas and the "initiation" we went thru to become petty officers? If anyone is out there, I sure would like to hear from you..." [01APR2001]

WALLOPS, I. M. HossTrlr@AOL.COM "...I served in VP-49 from 1963-1978, as an AEAN and later as an AWAN. Would love to hear any old friends..." [13JUN99]

WALLS, AW2 Joe jnawalls@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-48 from 1985 to disestablishment in 1991. Got out for four years and missed it terribly. I went to the reserves with VP-91 from 1995 until it disestablishment..." [E-Mail Updated 24MAR2006 | E-Mail Updated 13JUL2002 | 27NOV99]

WALLS, Kevin usnwalls@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-64 from 1984 to 1988 and 1990 to 1995. Anybody heard from AD1 Weedleton?..." [28FEB2009]

WALLS, Kevin walls@nni.com "...I served with VP-MAU from 1988 till it closed. Sure do miss a lot of people from there. Would love to here from some..." [08NOV2005]

WALMSLEY, George F. gebe529@aol.com "...Attached to VU-2 based at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from December 1954 until discharge in March 1955..." [11APR2000]

WALRATH, AT3 Dennis darat@bellsouth.net "...I served with VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam from 1975 to 1976..." [08JUL2010]

WALRATH, ATCS Kenneth W. Retired kwalrath@eagle1.eaglenet.com "...VP-8 Patuxent River 1970-72, VP-30 1972-1975 as a P-3A/B Radioman and Inflight Tech Instructor, and VP-68 1975-85..."

WALROD, Douglas E. C/O His Grandson Jesse Armour ;Jesse_Armour@hotmail.com "...My grandfather, Douglas E. Walrod, served abord the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) during WWII. I really enjoy listening to his stories and am very proud to say that my grandfather represented our country. If you served on the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) and knew my grandfather, could you please email me back so I could put you in touch with him. To describe my grandfather, he is a very tall man 6'7", dark hair, glasses and is from Iowa. Thanks!..." [31MAR2003]

WALSH, Brian bwalsh59@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-1 from 1979 to 1983 as an AX2 in the Avionics Shop. Made two deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Ended up on the USS Nimitz from 1988 to 1991 as AT1(AW) in AIMD Sea Op Det. Those were two different Navy's. VP good, boat bad. You guys who've been on a float know what I'm talking about. Hope to hear from any of the old Shipmates..." [13MAY2000]

WALSH, Edward "Abe" awalsh2837@aol.com "...I served with VP-17 (1983-1985) in the Line Shack..." [10MAY2013]

WALSH, AD1 (AW) Ed fegod@compaq.net "...Served with VP-4 87-90, VQ-2 93-97, and currently with VP-30 as an FRS Flight Engineer instructor. Would like to here from any of my former crewmates or fellow FE's..." [21SEP99]

WALSH, James jwalsh@rthgroup.net "...I served with VS-914 (1961), Active Duty, during the Berlin Wall callup..." [06JAN2013]

WALSH, PN3 John F. johnuclano1@centurylink.net "...I served with VT-31 (03/1963-02/1965) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7) (03/1965-1966)..." [BIO Updated 12NOV2015 | 03SEP2013]

WALSH, M. P. D. MWALSH900@aol.com "...Came to the best VP squadron around Nov'67. Was first assigned to crew 13, then took the reins on J. R. C. Taylor's crew. What a GREAT time that was. Hey JRC, did we kill some subs or what? Happy to hear from any and all Shipmates that were there at decom. Remember Knobby #1? I was #2...and not Knobby #3. I served with VP-5 '56 to '60, VC-8 (Roos Rds) P-2V '60 to '63, NADC NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Special Projects, P-2V '66 to '67, VP-21 '67 to '69, VP-26 '69 to '71, and VP-31 for two tours..." [18APR98]

WALSH, AT1 (NAC) Mike mike.j.walsh@lmco.com "...Checked aboard September 1986, started out of W/C 210 with good old Lew Brown, Dunlap, Parker, Fuchs, my cousin Les Dixon, and Muscle Head Moyers. Went upstairs to Ops/Trn in 1988 and had to deal with Chief Wagner, Clougher, Shoemaker, Mountain, Dawson, a couple other Chiefs, and my favorite, Cindy Houston. VP-60 will always be tops for Commands, because Becky was born in Chicago, and you all came to our help when Libby was sick in 1990. CDR Parker (OinC) and the troops were truly a class act. Attached to CAC 1, but flew with everyone else. Transferred June 1991 to RATCEN and retired June 1997. Thanks to all the Cobra's (well maybe not all), for a very memorable tour. Drop me a line..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 11MAR2004 | 16FEB2000]

WALSH, AT1 Mike Retired mike.j.walsh@lmco.com "...Started my aviation career with VAW-111 DET 1 May 1972. Stationed at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and deployed with USS Ranger on WesPac till June 1973. Then crossed to VA-115 on the USS Midway till July 1975. Anyway, made a career of the Navy, and retired in 1997 (Broken Service). VAW-111 was actually a great time because I was 19 years old, and too stupid to know any better. Now that I know better, I liked it better when I was stupid. If any one is still alive, drop me a e-mail someday. Chances are I will not remember you, but then again it was 1972-1973..." [20MAY2003]

WALSH, AFCM Mike P. Retired Papa2vctr@aol.com "...I joined the "Mad Foxes in December of 1956. I worked in P/P and then went on flight crew as a second wiper to AD1 Stwert. "I" for Irving...Stewart. Bill Betts was the PPC. What a great crew. Never could make 2nd class, so I was never an "Official" PC, but qualified to take a trip to Las Vegas in 1959, and Houston Texas in 1959. I loved VP-5. I still LOVE VP-5. So when is the Reunion? I left the squadron and the Navy, in May of 1960, to set the world on fire. I ran out of matches pretty quick, in fact in just 84 days when I re-upped and went to Puerto Rico. The Squadron came down for their Springboard ex, and I caught hell. It sure was great seeing the guys again. I was attached to VU-8 (now VC-8) and was PC on a DP-2E. Can you believe this. We flew at 20,000 feet to launch drones for target practice. I finally got to use high blower...and it worked well. Regards..." [06MAY2000]

WALSH, MMCPO Paul Retired pwalsh@ewa.com "...I served three tours with VQ-2 and two with VQ-1. Tours with VQ-2 from 1967 to 1970 as an EA-3B SEAWING EWOP; 1979 to 1982 as EP-3E Radio Op and 1986 to 1989 as w/c 210/232 Shop Chief. VQ-1 tours were from 1973 to 1976 as AQ2 ASB-1/7 radar tech and 1992 to 1995 as the MMCPO. Currently a principal analyst with EWAGSI working EA-6B contracts in the Orlando area..." [28JAN2004]

WALTER, Clifford B. apak@apak-batteries.com "...Served in VP-2 Wdby. Island Wash. 1967/68..."

WALTER, AZ1 Jesse W. Jr. Retired jpwalter@verizon.net "...I was present at VR-52 Det. Wash (logs and records and maintenance control) when we acquired the Convairs from the DC Air Guard. Col. Taylor was there at the time, but retired shortly thereafter. The Navy received three aircraft, the nose of 816, and lots of spares. Compared to C-118-B's they were a great improvement. Thanks to Jay Gottshall for refreshing my memory of that sad time in 1985. I was a "plank-owner" of VP-48 and was there when the Convair's retired in 1990, so I was there for their entire Naval Careers. I have a small model of 815 with the Navy paint job on it. 299 was always a favorite as it had a full APU on it and would stay cool in the summertime when the engines were shut down. 815 and 817 just had Gas Turbine Compressor (GTC) starters. Apparently both aircraft are alive doing well. I searched http://www.aircraftone.com/ for Convair and found their serial numbers 550299 (Now N191FL) 542815 (Now N723ES) among planes owned by the IFL Group. Their website is http://www.iflgroup.com/..." [03JAN2006]

WALTHER, John M. mikew4120@gmail.com "...I served with VP-24 (1977-11/1978) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with a deployment NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1978)..." [08JUN2017]

WALTERS, MSC (SW) DALE "...I AM A BATMAN (VP-24). SERVED FROM 1/86 TO 11/88. I WAS A MS3 AND ASSIGNED TO FIRST LT DIVISION. MADE DEPLOYMENTS TO NAS Sigonella, Sicily 86 AND NAS Bermuda 88. HAD A GREAT TOUR OF DUTY AND MISS THE VP FAMILY. WOULD LIKE INFO ABOUT UNIT AWARDS RECEIVED DURING THIS PERIOD. THANKS! MSC(SW) DALE WALTERS USN BLDG 298 BMC/CAAC MAYPORT MAYPORT, FL 32218 WK:904 270-5791 HM:904 573-0628..." [01DEC98]

WALTERS, AW Terry A. tersanfelipe@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-17 (1964-1969) and flew with Crew-5, FAETUPAC at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and left the Navy in 1971. Went back to school and got my masters and taught at Oregon Institute of Technology for 15 years followed by 14 years at Laidlaw Transit as a Maintenance Manager. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [24JUL2014]

WALTERS, CDR Tom Retired twalters@digital.net "...VP-4 from about 1970-1972 flew P3s...Reserves in Millington, TN and Belle Chaise, LA, from 1973-about 1980...anyone out there been there?..."

WALTHER, AM3 Bill billwalther@comcast.net "...I served with FASRON-102 from January 1958 to August 1959 assigned to R4Y aircraft BUNO: 140994. I am currently retired and live in Winchester, VA..." [20JUL2010]

WALTIERE, AT Sarah cntrygal@msn.com "...I was an AT stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii AIMD from 1991-1994 and then with VP-46 from 1994-1995. I now work for the FAA as an Airway Transportation Systems Specialist. Just thought I would drop a hello to all the people I worked with..." [13MAY2003]

WALTON, Bill Walton PlantMgrA@cs.com "...Hello to all my VP-10 Shipmates from the 1961 through 1964 time frame. I entered the squadron in 1961 as an AOAN and worked for AOCM's Wiggins and Felter, AOC BOB Watkins and every other senior Ordnanceman during that time. I was a CAC on crews 2, 4,& 5 before making AO2 and joining the Tailhook and Carrier community. My last tour was with VP-11 from 1977 through 1979 prior to retirement. I would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates from that period of time..." [28OCT99]

WALTON, Derrick derrick@academytaxusa.com "...I served aboard the USS Independence (CV-62) flying H-3's and VP-9 (1986-1996) as a SS1..." [10AUG2012]

WALTON, Jerry jw2579@aol.com "...Served with VP-49 1976-79. Deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and NAS Bermuda. PPC/MC CAC 6. Fond memories of big plane, blue water and great folks..." [24JAN98]

WALTON, Michael D. waltonmd@live.com "...I served with VP-44 from 1966 to 1969. I was a radar mad operator on LM-3 (BUNO: 152173) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [E-Mail Updated 26APR2010 | E-Mail Updated 16JAN2003 | 10MAY2000]

WALTON, CAPTAIN Pete Retired pete.walton@cox.net "...I served with VP-24 (PPC) with Bud Neubauer and Bill Wilson, VP-30 and VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Civilian life had me ending career as VP/CIO for Hess Corporation in NJ. Retired in 2008 to Surprise, AZ..." [20NOV2012]

WALTON, AE2 Ray raytwalton@aol.com "...I served with VP-48 (1969-1972) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines (1969), NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1972), U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand (1969), NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (1970), NAS Agana, Guam (1970) and NAS Adak, Alaska (1971). Served Under Chief Martin and detachached to Fleet Air Support Unit (FASU) and flew with numerous crews as IFT. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [31JUL2014]

WALTON, CAPTAIN Thomas http://www.nasni.navy.mil/xobio.htm "...Captain Walton, native of Hamilton Square, New Jersey, attended the University of South Carolina graduating in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. He was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in January 1982. While awaiting flight training, Commander Walton was assigned to Chief of Naval Operations, OP-136 as assistant to the Selective Reenlistment Bonus coordinator. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer January 1983 after completion of flight training in Pensacola, Florida. Following completion of S-3A Viking Fleet Replacement training at VS-41 in San Diego, California, Captain Walton reported to the "GAMBLERS" of Air Antisubmarine Squadron Twenty Eight (VS-28) at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida in February 1984. While attached to VS-28 completed two Mediterranean/Indian Ocean deployments aboard the USS Independence (CV-62) and USS Forestall (CV-59). Captain Walton reported in February 1987 to VS-27 for assignment as a Fleet Replacement instructor and Instructional System Development Officer in the S-3B aircraft. During his FRS tour Captain Walton developed fleet introduction training program for the APS-137 Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar. In January 1990 he reported to Carrier Air Wing Six (CVW-6) for duty as Anti-Surface/Anti-Submarine Operations Officer aboard USS Forestall (CV-59). While attached to CVW-6 he completed the MED 3-91 deployment in support of Operations Provide Comfort in Northern Iraq. Following CVW-6's decommissioning in February 1992 Captain Walton reported to Strike-Fight Weapons School (SFWS) as the S-3B weapons instructor. During his tour he developed the S-3B community's inaugural Sea Strike Advanced Readiness Program. In March 1994, Captain Walton joined the "SCOUTS" of Sea Control Squadron Twenty Four (VS-24) deploying aboard USS ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) to the Arabian Gulf/Red Sea, the Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea in support of DENY FIGHT, DELIBERATE FORCE, PROVIDE PROMISE, SOUTHERN WATCH AND SHARP GUARD. While a Scout, Captain Walton served as the Safety and Operations Department Head. In March 1996, Captain Walton reported to the Naval War College (College of Naval Command and Staff) in Newport, Rhode Island where reported he earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. Upon graduation, Captain Walton reported to Commander in Chief, United States Central Command Tampa, Florida for assignment to the Policy Division of the Plans and Policy Directorate, J-5. While on the staff, he completed joint Professional Military Education Phase II requirement at the Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia. In August 2000, Captain Walton reported as Executive Officer to the Sea Control Thirty (VS-30) "Diamondcutters" aboard USS George Washington (CVN-73). He served as squadron's Commanding Officer December 2001 to March 2003. During his command the squadron deployed onboard USS George Washington (CVN-73) in support of Joint Task Group 02-2. In March 2003, Captain Walton reported as the Executive Officer Naval Base Coronado, San Diego, California. Captain Walton's personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Strike Flight Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medals (5), Joint Achievement Medal, Naval Achievement Medals (2) and various other unit and service awards..." [18APR2005]

WALTZ, AE2 Richard "Dick" awaltz@ameritech.net "...I served with VF-191 at NAS Miramar, California, VC-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VR-51 (1974-1975) at NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-90 (1976-1988) and a A-10 Squadron at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana until retirement in 1992. I retired from Ameritech (Telephone Company) as and Engineer in 1999 with 30 years service. I reside with family in New Palestine, IN. Work at a local golf course and actively involved with American Legion Post 182, New Palestine, IN..." [24MAR2012]

WAMPLER, AD John Jwample2002@yahoo.com "...I was an AD in VP-17 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1983 to 1987. Still tell stories about the great times and friends from the service. Would like to hear from any Shipmates!..." [15FEB2003]

WAMSLEY, ST2 James Paul korki@comcast.net "...I served with FAW-6 (1964-1969)..." [20JUN2013]

WANDLER, Ron rwandler@schmidt.com Shipmate Pix...Circa 1961... "...I was with VP-4 on Okinawa from July 1961 to Jan 1963. Started flying with P2V-5FS and went to P2V-7. I flew in YD-8 with a great crew. Would appreciate any contact with my old shipmates..." [Updated 27FEB98]

WANKE, Jim usafusn@cox.net "...I was a radio op at the ASWOC/TSC in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland when VP-68 was there in the early 1980s. The P-3 crews used to come out and pick us reservists up in Ohio and Kentucky for our drills, and deliver us back on Sunday night so they could get their time in when not deployed. Became familiar with a couple crews this way, and we hung out together. I remember going to ASW school at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and Dam Neck, where they played a tape for us of a P-3 crew going in, off Alaska. We all remarked at how calm the pilot sounded. Then I went back on ACDU for the second time and retired. I see a retired FE here named Bob Wilhelm quite often..." [28APR2002]

WANN, Harold G. beauwann@sbcglobal.net "...I served aboard VP-31 NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1965 to 1966. Looking for John Sajda from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania..." [01NOV2006]

WANSTREET, John "Brain Surgeon" johnwanstreet@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-8 (IFT Crew-9) from 1976 to 1979..." [02MAY2010]

WARD, ADC Carlos F. (Bill and Pops) Retired cfwjax@mediaone.net "...I served in VP-5 from June 80 until Dec. 83. Was the NATOPS engineer for my first year, Flight Engineer Branch Chief for 9 months, the rest of my time was spent in QA where I was the Power Plants QAR and also work maintenance control on mid check. Was on CAC-7..." [07DEC99]

WARD, Frank saildillon@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 (08/1957-05/1960) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Iwakuni, Japan..." [23FEB2016]

WARD, FROST frostw@bellsouth.net "...I was in VP-6 in the early 1950s. When it was the Blue Shark stationed in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with tours to NAS Kodiak, Alaska, NAS Agana, Guam and the NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I want to get into touch with any one from that time. Thanks..." [03FEB99]

WARD, AMHC Keith W. Retired sogbu6030@aol.com "...Served as a Flight Engineer with VP-45 Pelicans from 1976-1979, VP-30 as a FRS Flight Engineer Instructor from 1979-1981, VP-49 Woodpeckers from 1981-1986, VP-30 from 1986-1990 then retired. Sure miss Flying! Met alot of Hero's and made some friends. Working at NADEP NAS Jacksonville, Florida now and looking for old Shipmates I served with through out my short Naval career. More than proud to have been a part of the Flight Engineer family. Drop a line I would love to hear from everyone. "The Flying Circus Lives." Rock are ya out there?..." [E-Mail Updated 24OCT2003 | 26AUG2000]

WARD, WARD amyward@msn.com "...VP-8 83-86, PEP NETHERLANDS/VALKENBURG 86-89, ASWOC NAS Keflavik, Iceland 89-90, NPGS MONTEREY 91-92, VP-4 93-95, USCINCPAC HAWAII 95-PRESENT..." [05MAR98]

WARD, AT1 Marion Douglas Retired dward911@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49 (1963-1966), VP-56 (1969-1971) as a IFT, Dam Neck and aboard the USS Constellation (CV-64) until I retired in 1986..." [BIO Updated 18NOV2016 | 27NOV2010]

WARD, AMEC (AW) Peter C. Retired pookah@surfsouth.com "...I served with VQ-1 from Dec. 1993 to my retirement in Jan. 1997. My first ten months with the squadron were on NAS Agana, Guam (great place to be!). I equally enjoyed being on Whidbey Island. I ran the Flight Line for my entire tour. It was, without question, the best job I had throughout my entire career. I now live in Valdosta, GA, and am working for The Home Depot. Would love to hear from anyone who was in VQ-1 during my time there..."

WARDEN, AT1 James Retired Shortstop471@cs.com "...I started in VP-10 1974-76,then moved on to VP-31, from there I went to VP-50 1979-82 following up with Naval Air Development Center 1982-85, after that I went to VP-23 1985-90,and finishing my career in VP-40 1990-92. These were the best times in my life. I would love to hear from any and all Shipmates..." [28JAN2002]

WARDEN, LaVonne O. (LEE) Cantrell (Warden) wcan@goin.missouri.org "...My last name was Warden when I was stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California. I was in FAW-10 for a short period of time until they realized that I was a female and FAW-10 was a combat unit. During the 70's I was in Naval Reserve and was the first woman to be a part of VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California. I retired after 38 years of service, 7 active. I really enjoyed the VP navy people and hope that some of my old Shipmates will get in touch..." [21JAN99]

WARDEN, AT3 William D. wwar2218@students.atl.devry.edu "...Hello fello VX-4 members. I finally made it into college. Drop me a line and let me know what's up!..." [16JUL98]

WARE, David dware22269@aol.com "...Looking to get in contact with any and all VP-93 members especially those i flew with from 89 to 94. I miss all of you guys. Too bad it had to end. "We were good."..." [11JAN99]

WARE, AOM1 Mervin R. Retired mware@swcp.com "...I served with VP-84 at NAS Keflavik, Iceland from 1941 to 1943. Interested in hearing from former Shipmates..." [15AUG2009]

WARE, ADAA Tracy back2south@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-49 (1990-1991)..." [15AUG2011]

WARING, ATCS Brian D. (Fred) Retired fllotboy@aol.com "...With VP-45 61-67 and 78- 81. Some of the best years of my life. Enjoyed seeing some names that were just a dim memory. Don't hesitate to give me a yell if you remember me..." [03JUN99]

WARMACK, PH1 JD Retired retnavyphoto@frontiernet.net "...I served with VP-26 (01/1973-03/1976), AIMD W/C 685 at NAS Key West, Florida (03/1976-02/1980) in the Camera Repair and VP-24 (02/1980-09/1985). Prior to joining the Navy I was an Air Force weenie but got smart, got out and joined the Navy. I am currently living in Ranson, WV..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01NOV2011 | E-Mail Updated 16OCT2005 | E-Mail Updated 12AUG2001 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 24JUN2000]

WARMAN, Gary gdwarman@email.com "...VP-60 NFO 1978-1988 and VQ-2 Eval. 73-76..." [E-Mail Updated 12OCT98 | Updated 07FEB98]

WARNECKE, James warnjg@bellsouth.net "...I started my P-3 career with VQ-1 as a Radio Op (back in the day when we were in Guam) from '88-'91, and then on to Key West from '91-'93 as a Radio and Radar Op in AMU-4. Did the first TEMPEST tests on GD-01 (EP-3J) after it came out of Waco. Moved to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) from '93-'96 and picked up "Vacation 8"'s missions worldwide. Finalized my Navy career in VQ-6 and CAG-8 out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida from '96-'98. Currently working as an AT on P-3AEW aircraft for U. S. Customs Service in Jacksonville, Florida. Would enjoy hearing from anyone from these previous commands. "Anytime, anywhere..baby. For perdiem."..." [10NOV2000]

WARNER, AW2/SS3 Ben ben@hi-techinteriors.com "...I served with VP-48 (1977-1979) with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAF Misawa, Japan. I also served 2 years in the active reserve with the VP Squadron at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Unfortunately, active reserve duty was far too many Pilot Trainers with a couple semi hair raising experiences thrown in. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [27FEB2012]

WARNER, CPO Brett Retired warnerba2000@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 (07/1982-10/1985), NAS North Island, San Diego, California and HSL-49..." [18NOV2013]

WARNER, AMH3 Gary hisservant@centurytel.net "...Attended Boot Camp at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VT-29 (1960-1962) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (Plane Captain on R4D and T-29) and VF-14 (1963-1964) at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida with a Mediterranean deployment aboard the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42). I left the ship at Athens, Greece and headed home for discharge..." [15JAN2011]

WARNER, Harold MadfoxMe@aol.com "...I recommissioned VP-10 in 1951 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I was on Crew#7. PC was Louie Switzer RD and Jim Sensback ORD Louie Weeks. Deployed to Argentua and was part of the 4 plane detachment that went to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. We transfered to NAS Brunswick, Maine Feb 1952. Was in many places after including VQ-1. I commissioned VQ-1 in NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1955. Did a tour in VP-5 1963 - 1967 than was on CO Kosnick and Josephsons Crew. Retired Nov 1967 AXC. Must really be getting old sure do miss the good old days. Good flying..." [08OCT98]

WARNER, AW2 Huston candelightcreations@yahoo.com "...I was an AW2 with VP-50 from 83-87. Recognize one of the names of the still on station members. I found out about the accident when I went to re-enlist in the Navy. Missed my cut off date by 4 days. I know those aircraft well and its so hard to believe that it happened and that no one was recovered. My heart goes out to all the families that lost loved ones..." [11SEP2007]

WARNER, Jim warner.jim@ssd.loral.com "...I served in VP-40 from 74 to 77 as an Aircrew Ordnanceman. I have alot of fond memories(and a few not so fond) of my time served. At the time we were stationed at Moffett Field, Sunnyvale/Mt. View CA. Long before it relocated to Washington state..." [14MAY2001]

WARNER, AT2 William R. billwar1@msn.com "...I served with ATU-402 and VT-27 in NAAS Kingsville, Texas and NAAS New Iberia, LA from 1959 thru 1962. I was an AT2 in the Avionics Division. Our skippers were CDR Jackson and CDR. Toulon. I was just curious about what happened to my old squadron..." [09MAR2006]

WARNICK, AO2 Alan D. bigalw@enter.net "...I served with VP-10 from January 1960 through May 1962. I worked for Chief Wiggins in the ordnance dept. Was a CAC on crew eight for the most part. I just got back from Freeport, Me. where my wife and I attended a picnic hosted by Bob Wilson and John Cantwell. Also there was Cal Morgan and Don Demster. All but Cal were crew "8ers" Cal was the Electronics shop Chief at the time. They had pictures of 128392 which graces the front entrance at NAS Brunswick, Maine and was #8 when we flew her. What a picnic! If anyone reads this and remembers this period, please email me. We'd all be glad to hear from you. Maybe you'll be able to make the next picnic. PS - I think I know who painted the aircraft down in NS Roosevelt Roads, PR but I'm sworn to secrecy (GOOD TIMES!)..." [E-Mail Updated 19DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 26FEB2000 | 05OCT99]

WARNOCK, LT David agedav@charter.net "...I served with VP-28 from May 1959 to September 1962. I had billets as Communications Officer/RPO, Ordnance Officer and Aviation Safety Officer. I enjoyed flying with several crews, especially as the CO's aircraft Commander..." [29AUG2010]

WARRAS, Ken kenj4206@aol.com "...I served in VP-48 from late '61 until Jan '65. Flew in Crew #2 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and also NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Every so often I pick up the red NS Sangley Point, Philippines cruise book that brings back a lot of very fond memories. After VP-48 I spent a tour instructing in T-28's at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. Would sure like to hear from any of my VP squadron mates. Looking forward to a possible Reunion in 2003..." [05APR2002]

WARREM, Phillip H. PhilWarren@prodidy.net "...I served in VP-2 from December 1950 until January 1952 when I took an assignment to COMFAIRHAWAII and VP-28. During my time in VP-2 I was second radioman in crew 5 with Jack O. Chapman as 1st radio and George Kirby as 3rd radio. We were in a crash on June 15th, 1951 at the end of the NAS Kodiak, Alaska GCA runway, runway 25, I believe. Mr. Sevier, our PPC was killed, Bob Houk, 2nd Mech badly injured as was our Plane Captain, whose name I can't recall. The rest of us had minor injuries and returned to crew duty, picking up a new P2V-4 at the factory. I left the Navy in 1957 after serving in VP-28, VC-35 (briefly), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland on shore duty; then in VX-6 for OPERATION DEEPFREEZE I and II. I was unable to get to AT (B) school due to the requirements of VX-6, so I left the Navy and joined the Air Force as an Airborne ECM and Radio Specialist. This lasted only 1 year and they eliminated my AFSC, and I had to retrain. I made a wise choice and selected language training in Russian the the then, Army Language School in Monterey. After assignment to the site at Misawa AB, I attended both intermediate and advanced language schools at Syracuse University. During my first tour in 1959 to 1962 at Misawa, I had the wonderful good fortune to visit with some of my former crew, including Jack Chapman at the Misawa NCO Club. I enjoyed my time with VP-2 and all of my Navy assignments, but having gotten married on my return from VP-28, I deemed it a better chance for accompanied tours in the Air Force. There is no closer knit unit, in my opinion, than a navy air squadron. Of course my time in the USAF and the training proved useful, as my final assignment was to NSA as a Russian Linguist, and upon my retirement from the AF, I came back on board as a civilian employee where I served another 20 years, retiring in 1991 as a grade 13 with 44 years federal service. I did manage to attend one VP-22 Reunion in 1986, but it is too difficult to travel now as my wife has health problems. Cheers to all of you..." [16DEC2002]

WARREN, Craig S. cswarren3550@sbcglobal.net "...I have been wanting to say something via VPNAVY for some time. I was actually introduced to Naval Aviation in 1949 when my family moved to Squantum, Massachusetts across the bay from NAS Squantum, Massachusetts. One of my fifth grade classmates was one Tommy Fitzsimmons, whose Dad was the CO of NAS Squantum, Massachusetts. One of the prettiest sights I remember from back then was the arrival of the Caroline MARS, which visited NAS Squantum, Massachusetts for a few days about April 1950. I also remember the PBY's, PB4Y's and an occasional P2V, along with the other resident aircraft. Also made a couple trips to NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, including a field trip with the Aeronautics Class from North Quincy High School in 1957. In 1957 I joined the Navy and after a few schools went to the USS Midway as an Aviation Guided Missileman (GF), serving in GM Division from 1958 to 1961. In the meantime, the GF rating was disestablished and I became an AT2. I then served at MCAAS Yuma, AZ during 1961. When the "Berlin Wall" was put up, I reenlisted and was sent to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to serve in AEWBarRonPac from 1961 to 1964. I then was transferred to NAS Moffett Field, California to serve with FAETUPAC Det. 1 (later Detachment NAS Moffett Field, California) from 1964 to 1967. We worked mainly with VP-31, but also worked with most of the other resident VP Squadrons at one time or another. I took an Honorable Discharge in August 1967, thinking I could save a shakey marriage, but was unsuccessful at that. Those nearly ten years in the Navy left mostly positive memories, and maybe I should have reenlisted to complete the 20 or 30 for retirement. Instead, I tried various jobs and finally started College in 1974, and graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1982. I have been working as a Design Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation up to the present. I did join the US Naval Institute to keep up with the Navy and try to attend the "Amigo Airsho" here in El Paso at least when the Blue Angels are performing. I still remember seeing a P5M lifting off from Buckner Bay in Okinawa in 1958 with the help of JATO bottles. What a sight! There really has been nothing else like the VP Navy. I retired from working as a Transportation Engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation. My first duty station (USS Midway) is now a museum on the San Diego waterfront. MCAAS Yuma became MCAS Yuma. AEWBarRonPac and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii are long gone. FAETUPAC and NAS Moffett Field, California have disappeared and /or changed. Hello to all who served at those locations. Another Aviation Rating that seems to have been lost in the shadows of time was the Aviation Guided Missileman rating (GF). I spent the five weeks of AN-P School at NATTC NAS Norman, Oklahoma and then 24weeks of GF-A School at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from February to August 1958. I don't know when the rating was established, but it was disestablished in 1960. We were a rather proud group and most were somewhat heartbroken when we were told we had to change to some other rating with no immediate training in the new rating. Several people were sent to a missile test set school after the GF rating was done away with. I never did hear a good explanation for the disstablishment of the rating except that somebody felt that the airborne missiles could be handled by Aviation Ordnancemen and tested by Aviation Fire Control Technicians or Aviation Electronics Technicians. I made GF2 in 1960 and was almost immediately changed to AT2. We seemed to be in a position where nobody knew what to do with us and we were usually one of the few divisions with an air conditioned shop in the late 1950's. Some people may have felt we were a little too "free-wheeling" and maybe not quite as disciplined as we should have been. Oh,well. It was a fun couple years and sometimes a bit amusing to see the confused expression on the face of anyone we tried to explain our purpose on the ship without violating some security rule. Are there many left who remember the rating?..." [BIO Updated 09JUN2010 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 01AUG2007 | E-Mail Updated 25JUN2001 | 21JAN2001]

WARREN, Floyd "The ASW God" fdwarren@md.metrocast.net "...I served with VP-40 (1972 to 1975), VP-56 (1984 to 1986) and cherish the memories of both squadrons. I also served with VP-31 and ASWOC NAS Adak, Alaska. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 13OCT2007 | 18JAN2002]

WARREN, J. R. bobnmarwar@aol.com "...I was VW-11 '60-'63. F/e on crews 16 & 1. I was 2f/e on Crew 16 when the Icelandic Ship Sleipner sank off of Keflavik, (Sept. '61). We got their Mayday and found them floatng in a raft. That was a long day , 19 hr. flight, but the entire ships crew were rescued. P/C's on crew 1 were Cdr. C. C. O'Hearn. (Ops Officer) and then Cdr. J.J. Schiesser. Glad to hear from anyone connected...Tail-less wonders of VW-11. I was 2 F/E on Cdr. Williams crew 10 that flew one of them back to the states. Gary Etten, AM1, was 1st. f/e. Nose gear was fixed down, wheel well covered over with alum. skin. After several hours of slow IAS and a few hyd losses, we parked it in the USA.Just one of many precious memeories..." [BIO Updated 14MAR2000 | 13MAR2000]

WARREN, J. V. "Pat" rlongmire@triad.rr.com "...Served in Patrol Bombing Squadron 53: PBY Black (Cat) Catalina Squadron, Navy Patrol Plane. During WWII, flew Marine brass into Nagasaki right after atomic bombing & later flew Adm. Spruance as his private plane for 4 mos. in Japan. Would like any info on this squadron. I served as an Aviation Radioman 2nd Class..." [E-Mail Updated 14NOV2003 | 14MAR99]

WARREN, Lewis lewwarren@yahoo.com "...I reported to VW-16 in 1957. There I was trained as ECM operator as well as radio operator (International Morse Code). When VW-16 was decommisioned/inactivated, I was transferred to VW-14, where I flew as Radio/ECM Operator until being transferred in 1958. Some last-names I recall: Shamburger; Blasingame; Whitt. I used to remember more, but I must be getting old! P.S. Does anyone remember the Connie that crashed between NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Midway Island in 1958 from VW-14? Only one enlisted man, Radio Operator, survived along with about five officers, including the Plane Commander..." [18NOV2004]

WARSTLER, Bob War650@aol.com "...I served with VP-11 from 1970 to 1973 as an AW (Radar, MAD & Sniffer). Still keep in touch with some of the old mates: Dick (Wilkie) Wilkinson, Dana (Gus) Gustafson, Jim (Big Z) Zonner, & Steve Maxwell. Would love to hear from some of the other mates..." [18APR2000]

WASKOSKY, ACT3 Larry lwaskosky@icloud.com "...I served aboard NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco (1957-1959). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [28NOV2016]

WASMUND, Pete vw-1@comcast.net "...I served with VW-1 (04/1960-03/1662 and 11/1963-11/1966) at NAS Agana, Guam flying as Radar Tech/ECC. My first tour I flew aboard TE-12 and TE-1 (BUNO: 145935 and my second tour aboard TE-6 (BUNO: 145929) and TE-5 (BUNO: 145930)..." [E-Mail Updated 31AUG2012 | 23MAR2002]

WASS, AECS Mark wmsburgoh@verizon.net "...1962-1965 1070-1985 VP-8 1962 ( First with P-3A), VP-49 1963-1965 W/C 220 AE3, 1966-1969 Played baseball in Reds Farm System, Recalled Jan 1970-1973 Plank owner VP-91 W/C 220 AE2 ( I think I'm the only member of both USN VP-8 (1962) & USNR VP-91 (1970) the first squadrons to get the P-3A ), 1974-1976 NARDET NAS Columbus, Ohio AE1, 1976-1979 VF-302 AEC 200, 300, QA Division Chief "E" "S", 1979-1980 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts AIMD AECS AIMD Maintenance Chief (Noel Davis-best AIMD), 1981-1985 HC-9 Maintenance Chief/Command Senior Chief "E" "S" Class "4" Senior Enlisted Academy, 1985 VA-304 (6mo) retired June '85 as AECS at 18 years (kiddie cruiser- I put my papers for retirement in at 16 years and that made me ineligible for advancement to AVCM). A/C P5M, P-3A, P2V, F4N, HH3, A7E. I had the pleasure to be in all aspects of the Naval Aviation Community. VP-49 / VP-91 patrol, VF-302 fighter, VA-304 attack, HC-9 helicopter, NAS AIMD, NARDET NAS Fallon, Nevada, 3 Dets on the USS Enterprise, 1 Det USS Ranger, 2 Dets USS New Jersey, 1 Det USS Iwo Jima..." [BIO Updated 08DEC2010 | 19NOV2010]

WASSERMAN, AE1 Wade Retired WADESHOME@aol.com "...Went to VP-4 in 1980 for my first tour as an Engineer. Served with a lot of good people. Had the best TACCO and Officer I ever served with (Commander Jim Sweet) with the best crew (Crew Two). A lot of their names are on this list. In 1983 I went to Aircrew Candidate School in Pensacola, Fla. as an Instructor. Only spent one year there. I got picked for EEAP so my duty station became Pensacola Junior College and the University of West Florida. That is the best gig the Navy has. Graduated in 1986 and was supposed to get a commission and go to the SEAL Team but was to old so I got orders to VP-5 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Some real good people there too, but the West Coast VP Navy rules. Ended my career as I started-Helos. SAR for NAS Key West. Wet Crewman for shore duty, Flight Engineer for sea duty- Does the Navy get any better then that?..." [05JAN99]

WASSON, AT1 Dave dwassonjr@aol.com "...I served with VP-23 from 1986-1990 (AT2), NATTC Millington from 1990-1993, and VP-8 from 1994-1996 (AT1). Drop me a line. Sure do miss Living in Maine..." [12SEP2001]

WASSON, AVCM Rick Retired cholakarn@aol.com "...I entered VP-46 from 1964 to 1867 as an AE2 assigned to AIMD for most of my tour deployed to Okinawa twice and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand once..." [13JUN2011]

WASSUM, AK2 Donald L. dondeew@net-change.com "...I served with VR-21 (01/1951-12/952) Detachment NAS Midway Island and VR-2 (12/1952-08/1954)..." [19JUL2012]

WATERHOUSE, Harry harryh2o@juno.com "...I served with FAW-7 from April, 1943 to September, 1946 at NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England. I went over as an Aviation Radio Technician striker but had several months as a mess cook before I wound up in the PATSU 7-A Radio/Radar Shop in VPB-103 in February 1945. I came home on the Queen Mary's first voyage after V-E Day. My Navy career ended with hospitalization at Chelsea, MA and Sampson, NY before my medical discharge to Rutland Heights, MA, VA hospital September 30, 1946. I was able to attend the Annapolis FAW-7 Reunion in 1999 and kept in contact through Gene Mack's newsletter until it was discontinued..." [26JUL2009]

WATERMAN, Robert Retired rwatermanjr@planters.net "...I started the VP portion of my Navy service with VP-11 from November 1972 to November 1974 at which time I elected to go to shore duty. I spent the next 3 years from November 1974 to February 1978 with VX-1 at good old NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. From there I went south to VP-5 from September 1978 to September 1981. My final tour was in VX-1 again from September 1981 to May 1985 at which time I transfered to permenant shore duty. To say I missed it after I retired, would be an understatement, but I have adjusted and moved on to the next phase of my life. The Shipmates I knew during those years have given me many hours of pleasureable memories to recollect about over the years. There were a lot of good times, which I think about often. It's easy to forget about the long very long days and nights we sometimes had to put in, but I wouldn't trade it for any other work. To those of you who remember me or even think you do I would welcome your contact, but to all, fair winds and following seas..." [01MAR2003]

WATERS, AE3 Donnie tigerace41@windstream.net "...VP-5 82-86 2 deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily (82,85) split deployment to NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, 13 years Lockheed-Martin Greenville SC avionics tech currenty working @ BMW manuf. really miss P-3's..." [08MAR2009]

WATERS, AE1 Bruce Retired waters@cfl.rr.com "...I served with VP-92 (1970-1973) at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, VP-67 (06/1973-05/1976), VP-66 (10/1976-12/1980) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as a FE and VP-62 (1982-09/1988) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [BIO Updated 06DEC2013 | 04DEC2013]

WATERS, Fenelon A. waters@worldnetla.net "...I myself was in a couple of reserve squadrons at NAS Dallas VP-701, VP-702, VP-703 before they were combined into VP-61, then Disestablished in 1970. I then was in VP-94 at NAS New Orleans during the transition from P2's to P3's in 1971-1972..." WEBSITE: http://users.worldnetla.net/~flying/

WATERS, Fred fred@webcast1.com "...I served with VA(HM)-10/VP-17 from 1958 thru 1960. Enjoyed seeing the information on the Squadron. I have great memories of those days. I am currently living with my two sons in Delray Beach Florida,after spending 12 years with Xerox Corporation and 22 years with Canon USA in sales and Marketing. I would love to hear from anyone who served at the same time..." [02FEB2001]

WATERS, PO2 Ralph P. brightonmgr@comcast.net "...I served at NAS Alameda, California (VAW-13 and VAQ-130) from 1966 through 1970 as an AE on the old spads and then during the transition to the A3's made the DET 66 67-68, the DET 34 68-69 and the DET 60 on the Saratoga to the med 69-70 I remember the bad times as well as the good times but mostly all the good times..." [30DEC2004]

WATERS, Roger rogor@gte.net "...I served in three VP squadrons on the east coast in the late 50's and early 60's. I was first assigned to VP-21 right out of AT-A school in 1957. I left early from the 1957 NAS Keflavik, Iceland deployment to attend the very first J/J ASW Warfare class in November of 1957 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I flew with several VP-21 crews over the next two years, and was then reassigned to shore duty with VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I am a plank holder with VP-30 and served as a flight crew instructor. I knew all of the people on the P2 that went down in Lake George, in fact I was almost aboard that flight. After that, I joined VP-5 in the midst of their NS Rota, Spain deployment and served out my tour with them. I participated in the Cuban Missile Blockade in October of 1962 with VP-5. I have many happy memories as a VP sailor, but have lost all contact with my crew mates. Does anyone out there remember me? Roger Waters AT-1 at discharge in Jan, 1963..." [02NOV98]

WATERS, ISC Stephen D. Retired stevemizu@verizon.net "...I served with VP-10 (05/1970-04/1971) with a deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily as well as a Independent Duty Opintel Specialist after doing a tour in the PG for Desert Storm/Shield. I retired in 1993 after 28 years of Naval Service..." [11OCT2014]

WATERS, AX2 Tom TL_waters@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-9 from 1975 until 1978. West Pac 75-76, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, worked in Avionics shop. Looking for Dale Brooks, "Flash" Wilkerson, Dave Huss, Mike Dockendorf (old guitar playing friends), Bill Edwards, Carmine Patrone, Dave Workman, Chief Adams, "Frenchy": LeFleur and John Anstedt (old next door neighbors) and anybody who might remember me..." [29JAN2002]

WATERS, Wayne R. wrwaters@earthlink.net "...I served aboard the USS Pine Island (AV-12) as Operations Officer from April 1951 until mid 1953. The ship tended seaplanes (PBM) at Iwakuni, Japan, Buckner Bay, Okinawa, Pescadores Islands, Formosa Straits. Overhaul at Long Beach Shipyard and back to Buckner Bay and the Pescadores..." [15NOV2002]

WATERS, CDR Wayne Retired wwaters@slonet.org "...DOB 4/19/19 at St. Louis Park , MN. Attended U of Minnesota. In January 1941 enlisted in the Navy V-5 (flight training) Program at USNRAB Minneapolis. Underwent elimination flight training in N3N's at Minneapolis in March 1941. Having survived my first encounter with the Navy, in April 1941 I was sent to a personnel pool at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. This NAS had just opened and started flight training. In May 1941 I was sent to NAS Pensacola, FL, designated an Aviation Cadet in Class 5C-41-PC. Primary training was at NAAS Saufley Field, Florida. Chose and was placed in multi-engined training. Other choices were Carrier aircraft training and VO/VS training (cruiser/battleship scouting). I had completed all flight training except for two navigation flights on December 7th. I received my commission and wings on December 15, 1941. My orders were to proceed to an advanced training unit at NAS San Diego and upon completion report to the CO Utility Squadron Two (VJ-2). I got my advanced training 5 days later aboard a ship in a 5-ship convoy headed for Pearl Harbor. On January 15 1942 I reported to the CO VJ-2 at NAS Ford Island. The squadron had about 8 J2F's and three PBY-1's. For you young buckos the J2F was a amphibian biplane equipped for landing on aircraft carriers, land or water. Tasks consisted mostly of inshore patrol, task unit and convoy air coverage, subarine escort and torpedo chasing, ship photos, target towing, delivering mail and pay to outlying units on other Hawaiian Islands, etc. In November 1942 the squadron received three PBY-5A's (amphibians) and in January 1943 the squadron departed for the South Pacific on the way we found out that our destination was the New Hebrides Islands. The route south was Palmyra Island, Canton Island, Fiji Islands to Efate Island in the New Hebrides. Two detachments were located at Espiritu Santos and Noumea, New Caledonia. Headquarters remained at Efate where operations took place from Havana Harbor as there was no nearby field to operate from. Each location had one PBY and one J2F. The J2F proved to be a very versitle aircraft as it could take personnel and/or equipment to remote island locations, land in the water and deliver or pick up whatever was required in a matter of hours. No other method of transportation could do that, I was located at Bomber Strip Two on Espitiru Santos. There was a FABU (Carrier aircraft repair Unit) outfit located there so our detachmant pilots checked themselves out in various carrier aircraft that were awaiting overhaul. As a result of that we did extra duty picking up aircraft that were orphaned at various locations (TBM's at Fiji Islands) and delivered repaired aircraft F4F' to Guadalcanal). The F4F cockpit and landing gear was almost identical to that in the J2F's but had awful short wings. In addition to these two aircraft types we also flew SBD's. In September we returned to the West Coast, USA (19 days on a liberty ship across the South Pacific alone), After 30 days leave I was assigned to Utility Squadron Seven (VJ-7) at NAS San Diego. Here the primary aircraft was newly acquired JM-2's (B-26's). In June 1944 the squadron deployed to NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, TH. In February 1944 I departed for Aerology PG school at the Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (one year course). In March 1945 I was assigned as Staff Aerological Officer to COMNATSASIA at NAS Agana, Guam, MI. In November 1947 I was assigned to the Naval Air Technical Training Unit, Lakehurst, NJ after 3 months TAD at the Instrument Filght School at NAS Corpus Christi, TX. NATTU Lakehurst consisted of the parachute riggers school and the aerographers matesschools. My job was flying an R4D flying classroom for the aerographers mate schools and providing for graduation jumps for the parachute riggers. The R4D was the largest heavier-than-air craft at the NAS among many blimps and helicopters. In 1950 I was assigned to the General Line School at Monterey, CA for the one year course. Upon completion I was ordered to the Seaplane Tender, USS Pine Island (AV-12) which just happened to be at Iwakuni Japan, The Pine Island also operated from Buckner Bay, Okinawa and the Pescadores Islands in the Formosa (Taiman) Straits. The seaplane tended tasks were to operate a seadrome for seaplanes. In this case PBMs My job aboard ship was Operations Officer. After 18 months I was ordered back to Fleet Air Wing One at NAS San Diego where I was placed in charge of the physical plant while the FAW deployed to the Western Pacific. They returned in a year and I was ordered to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington as senior Aerological Officer. In August 1959 I received orders to Airborne Early Warning Squadron 12 (VW-12) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. A few months after reporting, VW-12, VW-14 and the VW maintenance squadron were combined into the Airboren Early Warning Barrier Squadron Pacific (AEWBARRINPAC). This was the largest aircraft squadron in the Navy with 36 WV-2's and 3 R7v's (Lockheed Super Constellations). The "Barrier" was a 1500 mile extension of the DEW Line that extended from the Aleutian Islands to Midway Island. Crews rotated from Barbers Point to Midway on a 15 day basis and flew the Barrier about every 18 hours. These were 15+ or- hour flights and ended right where they began at Midway Island. The goal was to keep 4 AEW aircraft airborne on the Barrier at all times. Every so often familiarization flights were made to emergency alternate airfields at NAS Adak, Alaska, King Salmon, NAS Kodiak, Alaska and Elmendorf AFB. After 3 years on the Barrier, I became the squadron XO and rarely flew the Barrier after that. I extended my tour for one year and then retired from the Navy on August 31, 1963..." [12AUG98]

WATKINS, CDR Oakley Key III http://www.naswi.navy.mil/vq-1/Coxo/CO%20Bio.htm "...Commander Watkins entered the Navy in July 1976. His enlisted service included tours in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; USS Canopus (AS-34); and NTTC Corry Station with duties as an Air Navigation Aids Technician, Naval Ground Defense Force Infantryman, Deep Sea Diver, Electronic Warfare School Instructor and Training Battalion Company Commander. He attained the rate of Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer (Diver) prior to being selected to the Navy's Flying Limited Duty Officer Program in 1984. Following completion of Aviation Officer Candidate School and Flight Training, Commander Watkins was commissioned an Ensign and designated a Naval Aviator. In October 1986, he reported to VT-3 at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida as a T-34C Instructor Pilot and Admin Officer. As a Red Knight, he attained all available Instructor qualifications and earned his BS degree from the University of the State of New York. In February 1989, Commander Watkins was selected for transition to the Unrestricted Line and flying the EP-3E aircraft. He joined VQ-2 at NS Rota, Spain in October 1990 as the Aviation Safety Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer. Commander Watkins earned qualifications as Electronic Warfare Mission Commander and P-3C/EP-3 Instructor Pilot, and participated in Operations SHARP EDGE, DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, and PROVIDE PROMISE from detachments in Crete, Sicily, and NSA Bahrain. Commander Watkins reported to the Office of Naval Intelligence, Strike Projection Evaluation and Anti-Air Warfare Research (SPEAR) division as the Iranian and Chinese Air Defense analyst in June 1993. Upon completion of his tour, he was transferred to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. While there, he completed Joint Professional Military Training Phase I and attended Central Michigan University Midwest Division earning a Master of Science Degree in Administration. In March 1998, Commander Watkins reported for his Department Head tour at VQ-1, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. His duties included Assistant Operations Officer, Officer in Charge VQ-1 Detachment Southwest Asia, and Maintenance Officer. His detachments included NAS Misawa, Japan / NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan; Thailand, NSF Diego Garcia and NSA Bahrain. Commander Watkins was the Theater Reconnaissance Officer and Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Operations Officer at Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Commander U.S. Fifth Fleet in NSA Bahrain from September 1999 to August 2001. Additional duties included Pakistan and United Arab Emirates Country Officer and Air Operations Officer on the USS COLE Crisis Action Team. Commander Watkins' awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (five), Navy Achievement Medal (two), Navy Good Conduct Award (three), and various unit citations and service awards..." [14JUN2003]

WATKINS, PN3 Patricia watkins@sedona.net "...I served with VP-5 rom 1986 to 1990. Currently in Sedona Arizona, Graduated from ASU with a BSN, (Science/Nursing) and I worked as a Registered Nurse at Barror Neurological Institute in Neuro Surgery and am now working with Pediatrics at Verde Valley Medical Center. Had a great time in VP-5 and miss everyone, so please send a note and say Hi ..." [15JAN2001]

WATSON, Benjamin D. bennypoo@worldnet.att.net "...I served with VP-23 from May 1956 through January 1969 and VP-56 from 1964 through 1969 . I was an Aviation Electronics Technician and also converted to Aviation Submarine Warfare Technician. P2V7's and P-3B & C's. Most will know me as BENNY. I am looking for previous crewmembers of each squadron..." [E-Mail Updated 16APR2006 | 19MAR2002]

WATSON, AX2 Dale dwatson@gt.rr.com "...I served with VP-48 from 1972 to 1975. I would like to hear from my old Shipmates, especially Ron Huggler and Marty Budnick..." [06OCT2009]

WATSON, David (DOC) mrdadawg1@c4.com "...I was with VP-11 from 1972 to 1975. I would like to hear from others like Rulon, James, and Spacedog! Drop a line and I'll give you an update..." [02NOV99]

WATSON, Don insiderdon@airnet.net "...I was Tech & JEZ. Op. in Crew 4 - VP-17 - 1965-1968. Would love to hear from others in the Squadron at that time. Hearty "well-done" to those contributing to these pages... outstanding job!..." [31MAR98]

WATSON, CT3 Gary bumonabike@hotmail.com "...I served with VQ-2 from 1970 to September 1971. I did analysis..." [10JAN2009]

WATSON, AT1(AW/NAC) George Retired Shipmate Pix Circa 1995 Lost_guy57@yahoo.com "...I was an IFT on 2 tours with VP-26 (1986-1989 and 1993-1996). After 20 yrs of DOD service, I finally graduated to civilian life. Not much has changed for me, I remain closely associated with the VP community working at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics out of Marietta, GA. Always looking forward to hearing from former Shipmates. TSOT..." [E-Mail/BIO/PIX Updated 11OCT2002 | E-Mail Updated 20JUL98 | 00XX97]

WATSON, AM Jack ajwat2@cvctx.com "...I served with FASRON-120 (1957-1958) at NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was an Aviation Structural Mechanicman, worked in the Metal Shop and stayed in the Old Australian Barracks across from the movie theater. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29DEC2017]

WATSON, PRCS John "Sonny" Retired sonnyjwj@cs.com "...I served in VP-10 from 1989 to 1991 at which time I retired. I had some great times with all. Do you know that Senior Chief Nick Mellos who served at VP-10 while I was there was one of the crewmen forced down in that plane over China? I see my old CO CDR Masiangelo retired. I did a few things when I retired but I am a Medical Coder. Whatever happened to "Downtown Gordie Brown"? Has anyone seen or heard form Joe "Two Feathers" Oswald?..." [05AUG2002]

WATSON, ATCS John G. Retired albin48@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1975-1979) at NAS Agana, Guam (1981-1984), VQ-1 (1981-1984), AMD NAS Point Mugu, California where I retired. I am currently working on the MQ8B-C Fire Scout (Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) system). Looking for former Shipmates Orin Guidry and Mike Gagnon..." [16JUL2013]

WATSON, Larry larryshriner@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-5 (1986)..." [18AUG2013]

WATSON, PR1 Mark mlwats@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-46 from 1985 to 1987. I'm looking for AME1 Jeff Abbott..." [26JUL2006]

WATSON, Matthew mjwatson78@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-26 and CPRW-5..." [04OCT2014]

WATSON, LT(jg) Richard G. Jr. blucat44@gmail.com "...I served with VP-44 (February 1942 to December 1944), VP-907 (March 1946 to November 1946) as a ACMM (first squadron Leading Chief), Redesignated VP-ML-57 (November 1946 - February 1950) and then we were Redesignated VP-871 (March 1950) where I stayed Leading Chief when we were recalled to active dutry in March 1951. We deployed to NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington where I decided to rejoin a flight crew. When we deployed to NAS Atsugi, Japan I became Plane Captain of Crew-6. I remained until we returned to NAS Alameda, California in August 1952. I transferred to VR-5 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Would like to contact any of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 01SEP2016 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 12NOV2009 | 23JUN2006]

WATSON, Robert C/O Bobbie Mathis Shipmate PixShipmate Pix maverick@cbpu.com "...My Dad, Robert Watson, served on the USS St. George (AV-16) as a Shipfitter. Dad would love to talk to some of his former Shipmates and is interested in any Reunions. He remembers quite a bit and has his ships pamphlet and the route that she took. If any one wants to talk about the USS St. George (AV-16) let me know!..." [Picture Added 23AUG2003 | 19AUG2003]

WATSON, AX2 Stan swatson9991@comcast.net "...Former VP-10 crewman, mustering out in March, 1965 as an AX-2. I flew mostly in LD-4... yes, the very same 128392 P2V-5F at NAS Brunswick, Maine's main gate! I'm in touch with JB (John Barry Smith) and Louie the Crow (Ken Lewis). Anyone else out there? Our pilot most of the time was LT Cuddy; Plane Captain "Charlie Crank". I'm thinking of coming out to Maine (from Chicago) for the Airshow this coming September 6-7. Ideas?..." [20FEB2008]

WATT, James jaw@whidbey.net "...Served with VP-22 from May 71 to May 74. What a tour. Best ever....Australia, Football games, etc. I have some news on "old geesers." Drop a line with any info. Wilson's and McClures - where are you? Anyone remember us please send message..." [11OCT98]

WATT, Richard "Dick" k6dw@aol.com "...I was attached to VP-2 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and NAS Kodiak, Alaska during the later part of 1949 and early 1950 was an "AO" striker at the time under Division officer Lt. Thiele. I was also a member of the base and AirWing basketball team. Is there anyone around from that time period? I left the squadron in June 1950 and went to AT school and finished my time as an AL flight crew member with VR3 at NAS Moffett Field, California. My division chief was Chief Gilmore. I was also a member of the NAS Moffett Field, California football team for two years. I would appreciate hearing from any old friends..." [14DEC98]

WATT, CAPTAIN George P. Jr. http://www.usna.com/WhatsNew/2000/President/Biography.htm "...George Watt is a First Union Corporation Senior Vice-President and is the Managing Director of First Union's Enterprise Business Solutions Group. George joined First Union in January of 1995 and created an internal business consulting and project management practice, focused on dramatically improving operational and service excellence throughout the First Union enterprise. George is a former principal of IBM Consulting Group's North American Financial Services practice where he managed its Atlanta office from 1991 through 1994. He joined IBM in June 1981 and during his nearly 14 years of service held numerous sales, staff and management positions, including an assignment as the Director of Quality for IBM's Southern Area. George entered the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1969 from Louisville, Kentucky with the Class of '73. Following his commission as an Ensign, he reported to USS Roark (DE 1053) where he served as Damage Control Assistant, Gunnery Officer and received OOD and EOOW qualifications. In 1976, then LT(j.g.) Watt reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida and began training toward qualification as a Naval Flight Officer. After receiving his wings in June 1977, he reported to in NAS Jacksonville, Floridaa. While with the Mad Foxes he made two North Atlantic deployments and various patrol aviation detachments prior to resigning his regular Navy commission in December 1980. George immediately received a commission in the Naval Air Reserve and served in VP-0516, NR ASWOC 574, NR PATWING 1174 and NR ASWOC 374, at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He enjoyed two commanding officer and three executive officer tours prior to his retirement as a Captain, USNR in July 1995. George is active in the not-for-profit / education community and is currently the President of the Charlotte Repertory Theatre Board of Trustees; a director of First Union's Excellence in Education Board; and, Vice President of the Charlotte Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association. He and his wife Peggy are also active in the ministry of St John's Episcopal Church and both are members of the Board of Visitors of the Kanuga Conference Center of the Episcopal Diocese of North-South Carolina. George and Peggy have been members of The President's Circle since December 1996. They will be moving to the Annapolis area from Charlotte, NC..." [01JUN2003]

WATTERS, Brian "Muddy" posjeep@yahoo.com "...I was with VP-22 from 86 - 89. If anyone out there remembers me and wants to drop me a line, that would be great. I saw a message from Scott Weiser that Rick Horn had died last year. That's too bad. He was a great guy. I was lucky enough to serve with him on Crew 1. We had some great times together. He will be missed..." [E-Mail Updated 21NOV2001 | 04OCT2000]

WATTS, Doug wattsup@centurylink.net "...Attended attended Aviation Ordnance School (1943) at NAS Norman, Oklahoma, Naval Air Gunnery School at Purcell, Ok, PBM Operational Training Unit at NAS Banana River, Florida and NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, VPB-208 (07/1945-12/1945) while on deployment to Shimawan Bay, Okinawa, USS Pine Island (AV-12) and USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) for duty in China and recalled in 1950 serving aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) as part of Task Force 77 in Korea. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 05MAR2014 | 01APR2002]

WATTS, AMS2 Duane (Butler) IXisTheos5@aol.com "...Hey Shipmates! I started out as a TAR with VP-66 in 1991, and after the 1992 NAS Bermuda det (great bicycling), detatched to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania AIMD. Then I joined VP-64 as a marathoner until 1997..." [01FEB2002]

WATTS, Greg Retired gregory.j.watts@gmail.com "...I served as an AW3 to AW2 with VP-48 from 1973 to 1978, NARU NAS Whidbey Island, Washington flying with VP-69 from 1978 to 1980 as an AW1. I left active duty and stayed affiliated with the USNR with VP-69 as an AWC then received a direct commission. Was affiliated with NAVAIRSYSCOM after that until I retired. However, I am still involved with P-3's/Mairitme Patrol Aircraft working for The Boeing Company. I've worked on the P-3UDIV program on the UYS-2 Acoustic Processor, several proposal efforts including the RNZAF, RAAF (AP-3C), USN AIP, Nimrod and Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA). I was responsible for the ESM subsystem on the Nimrod RAF MRA-4 program and now I am the Sensors Manager for the Boeing 737MMA. I call the sensors all the "fun bits" for the new program. I would like to hear from any of my fellow Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 12MAR2010 | E-Mail Updated 15JUL2004 | 18APR2000]

WATTS, Mike microwatt@cox.net "...I served with VXN-8 (1973-1974) and VP-56 (1974-1977) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [31AUG2011]

WATTS, Paul A. sp997@attbi.com "...Joined the Reserves in Mar 64, First Squadron was VS-914 NAS NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts; VP-1D2 NAS Dallas, Texas, VAW-12 NAS Norfolk, NARU Houston , VP-90 NAS Glenview, Illinois, AVIC-7 School NATTC Memphis, VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-94 NAS NOLA, VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and Retired from VP-90 in Dec 88. Was and IFC and IFT Instructor..." [E-Mail Updated 05DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 24OCT2000 | E-Mail Updated 17NOV99 | E-Mail Updated 11MAR99 | 11SEP98]

WATTS, YN2 Tonia (Lance) TONIA.K.WATTS@CNET.NAVY.MIL "...I served with VP-11 from April 1994 through July 1996. Then to VP-10 from August 1996 to November 1997. COMNAVAIRLANT December 1997 to Feburary 2001. Present Command is Fleet Training Center NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [29MAR2001]

WATWOOD, B. L. "Bo" blwatwood@charter.net "...I served with VW-13 (through its disestablishment) with deployments to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and ZW-1 at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey. We flew an on station radar site much like the connies but much longer duration. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 12DEC2012 | 29OCT2000]

WAUGH, Charlie charlie.bev@verizon.net "...I served with VP-19 with Val Tollefson from 1968-1970 with one tour in NAS Adak, Alaska from June to December 1969 flying P-3B's and VP-69 (plank owner)from 1970 to 1986 as a P2 and P-3 PPC. Now living in Bothell, WA near Seattle. Sure do miss the flying and the WestPac cruises. Would love to hear from those of you I didn't scare in the pattern..." [16SEP2003]

WAUGH, CW04 Don Retired warrantwo@aol.com "...Served as a Flight Eng in VP-1, VP-31, VP-50, F/E Detailer, NMPC SDC NAS Point Mugu, California, MMCO in VP-45 and retired as MMCO OF CPW-11 Jacksonville, Fl. Would love to hear from past Shipmates..." [13JUL98]

WAUGH, Jim Shipmate Pix jim@jimwaugh.com "...I served with VP-42 (1966-1969) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines (monkey meat sold on the corner in Cavite??), Saigon and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I was in Crew 8 as Radio almost the entire time. LCDR Skip Martin as pilot. I'm still in touch periodically with some of the squadron Shipmates. Doug LeVeck in Bellingham, Larry Blanchard in Boulder CO area, Stoney Reed in Biloxi. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who might remember me. If you have the cruise book 1968 I'm on page 46 and 47 with the Oly label on my flightsuit. Anyone know what happened to Mike Adams? I have found my old copy of the 1968 cruise book and am scanning it into a pdf. If anyone wants a copy forwarded, please e-mail me and I'll be glad to send you a copy..." [PIX Added 26SEP2015 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 01JUL2009 | E-Mail Updated 12FEB2005 | E-Mail Updated 12DEC2002 | 01AUG99]

WAY, Lee LEEWAY104@aol.com "...Like OA Hemphill, I volunteered for duty in VH-3 in August 44. He was our Flt. Eng. in crew #6 and Lt. WD Eddy was our PPC. Mr Eddy had been an NAP in VP-102 in 1941-42 in defense of the Philippines. He had finished AP school in 36 winning his wings and was a Lt. when he became our PPC. Mr. Eddy was one of the best pilots I served under and by the grace of God and his leadership we all survived the remainder of the war. Our tour of duty included Tanapag, Saipan, flights to Iwo Jima, and then arrived at Kerama Retto, Nansi Shoto on 29 March 1945. Three days before the invasion of Okinawa. Rescue Squadron-THREE was the only ASR unit at Okinawa until VH-4 & VH-5 arrived around 4 June. The VP squadrons not only performed their missions of patrol, bombing, and ASW, but also made some spectacular rescues when the need arose. Rescue Squadron-THREE made 77 open-sea landings in all sea conditions rescuing 185 survivors. Without losing an a/c, crewman, or survivor during a rescue. In 1949 I also served as a Flt. Eng./Plane Capt. in 1948-49 in VP-32 as well as in VR-23 Det. at NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1949..." [BIO Updated 02MAR2000 | 02MAR2000]

WAYMAN, Jay jayro72@aol.com "...I served with VW-13 as an ABH-3 (Ground Crew) from 1-63 to 1-65. Practically lived in Placentia (fond memories of the Mullins family) Did a TAD in NAS Keflavik, Iceland (hated it) and often thought about taking a road trip up there again just to see if the bowling alley is still there. Just might someday. Great friends and great people. Shipped out to the USS Essex (CVS-9) and mustered out in 8-65..." [22JUN2000]

WAYNE, AEM3 Donald E. audon61@aol.com "...I served with FASRON-13 at NAS Orote Point, Guam in 1947..." [02JUL2011]

WAXLER, Morris mowax44@aol.com "...Shipmates AE2 in Electric Shop in VQ-1, NAS Atsugi, Japan '69-'71. Looking for "one wires" to have Reunion: Bingham, Washington, Strehl, Huss, Rennie, Shaw, Tomas, Weber, etc. Have a list of 64 Shipmates, have located 16. Need help!..." [21MAR99]


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