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Memorial Picture "...WEBER, Edward...My Grandpa, Edward Weber, passed away March 11, 2014. Grandpa served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (1942-1945)..." Contributed by Mike Weber mikew70@gmail.com [12AUG2014]

Memorial Picture "...WEBSTER, William...My Dad, William Webster, passed away in 1987. Dad served with VPB-121 (Bombardier) aboard the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer "Princess"..." Contributed by Bill Webster zbadger@aol.com [27APR2011]

Memorial Picture "...WEEKS, Edward R...I'm sorry that I have to announce to death of a former VP shipmate. ATCS (USN retired) Edward R. Weeks passed way on Friday, 4 December 1998, in Sacramento, CA. Ed most recently was working as a Technical Publications Manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Sacaramento. Ed served in VP-40, VP-46, and VP-31. Ed also flew as a radioman in P2V Neptunes, VRC-50, Naha, Okinawa and served an instructor tour at NATTC Memphis. Ed retired from the Navy in November 1987. After retirement, from December 1988 through January 1997, Ed worked at SEMCO as Manager of Technical Publications. SEMCO provided contract support to the P-3 Program at the Naval Aviation Depot Alameda, CA until that depot closed and then to the P-3 Program at Naval Aviation Depot Jacksonville, FL. For those who wish to send a card of condolence, the mailing address is: The Weeks Family, 3166 Osuna Way, Sacramento, CA 95833. Ed's wife is Jessica. You may also send email to Ed's daughter, Andrea Weeks at the following address: erweeks@pacbell.net. Ed will be sorely missed by all...Bob Neth, AWCS (USN retired), Milpitas, CA rlneth@worldnet.att.net..." [06DEC98]

Memorial Picture "...WEEKS, Lewis B...I am the nephew of Lewis B. Weeks (chilly lou) (VP-10 CAC-12 from the 1950's and 1960's) I would like to let all his brothers he served with and loved very much, know of his passing on February 22, 2004. He was laid to rest this afternoon at 2:00 PM. My Uncle talked often of the love he had for the Navy, and the friendships he made with a lot of great guys. He never forgot those special memories with VP-10. Thank you and God Bless....Ruben Williams rubenstine_22@yahoo.com..." [24FEB2004]

Memorial Picture "...WELLS, CAPTAIN Gary A...My darling husband, CAPTAIN Gary A. Wells, lost his valiant fight with lung cancer on July 10th, 2006. He served with VP-4, VP-9, VP-47 and retired in 1987...Janet W. Wells heidelberggirl@msn.com..." [BIO Updated 25JUL2006 | 24JUL2006]

Memorial Picture "...WEISENBERG, CDR Joseph O. "Joe"...My Brother, CDR Joseph (Joe) Weisenberg passed away on January 20. 2010. He was Naval Aviator, and flew PB2Y's during WWII in the Canal Zone with VP-1 CPW-3. I have a book of photos he took during his service in the Canal Zone. If there is anyone around that served with him, please contact me. My Brother was 90 years old when he passed away. He was one of four Weisenberg boys who served in WWII. Gene Weisenberg eweisenberg@att.net..." [15FEB2010]

Memorial Picture "...WERT, CDR Clinton Van...Clinton Van Wert, 88 - KANAB, UTAH ---- Clinton Earle Van Wert, 88, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Kane County Skilled Nursing Facility, Kanab, Utah. Born in Valhalla, New York, he grew up in Valley Center. He graduated from Escondido High School in 1934 and Pasadena Junior College in 1936 and then enrolled in the U.S. Army Technical School at Rantoul, Illinois. He served in the Navy during World War II in VS-58, CASU-13 and CASU-39, and Air Center Command 140. He was awarded the American Asiatic Pacific Ribbon and the American Defense Ribbon. He retired from the Navy as a commander and also retired from Sears Roebuck Coy. Mr. Wert was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Ruby E. Van Wert. He is survived by daughters Carolyn R. Kroll of Upland and Carole L. Howard of Mt. Carmel, Utah; and a grandson, Kyle. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Victor Valley Mortuary in Victorville. Interment will be in Victor Valley Memorial Park. Victor Valley Mortuary is in charge of arrangements..." Contributed by EASTMAN, Jack G. vsnavy.org@westnet.com.au [25MAY2005]

Memorial Picture "...WESTBERG, AEM2 Frank...My father, AEM2 Frank Westberg, served with FAW-2 during WWII...B.J. Taylor tgrlily915@aol.com..." [07APR2009]


WEARE, Michael R. mweare@oakharbor.net "...I served with VP-16 from May of 1973 to November 1979. I can honestly say that I did the majority of my adult growing up with that squadron. I am now a Civil Servant and still serving..." [18MAR2003]

WEATHERFORD, Bruce C/O His Daughter Nancy Weatherford Eddy pace2000@flash.net "...My Father, Bruce Weatherford, served with VP-872 at Christmas Island during the spring of 1962. I remember the slides that he took of his stay there. After Christmas Island, he was stationed at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1962-1963), NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1963-1964), and then back to NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1964-1968) as an avionics instructor there. I'd like to hear from anyone who remembers him. He's still alive and living south of Dallas..." [31MAR2003]

WEATHERS, RM3 Robert D. weathers6831@bellsouth.net "...I served aboard the USS Valcour (AVP-55) from 1955 to 1956..." [05MAY2009]

WEAVER, Bill "Will" wllmwvr@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-47 (1984-1987) flying with Crew-8 and Crew-10, VP-31 (1987-1989) and VP-91 (1989-1995)..." [E-Mail Updated 13FEB2002 | E-Mail Updated 19SEP2000 | E-Mail Updated 13DEC98 | 05APR98]

WEAVER, Craig "Corky" corkweav@aol.com "...I served with VP-44 (worked the line) from 1976 to 1980 with deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Keflavik, Iceland..." [26FEB2011]

WEAVER, CAPTAIN Keith T. http://www.moaa.org/about/Board2008.asp "...Captain Weaver graduated from the Naval Academy and earned master's degrees in management and international relations from Salve Regina College and the Naval War College. As a patrol plane tactical coordinator he deployed to NS Rota, Spain and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, was a flag lieutenant, served as assistant combat direction center officer and tactical action officer aboard USS Coral Sea, was a training requirements officer on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, commanded VP-23, and was the Navy military assistant for the Secretary of Defense. He commanded CPW/CPRW-11, and retired in 2000 as special assistant for acquisition policy to the assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs. He currently works for UBS Paine Webber, a financial services firm, and makes his home in Stuart, FL. MOAA Committee: Finance Committee, Publications Committee..." [04JUL2003]

WEAVER, AW1/EW1 Reid rcwjobsearch@yahoo.com "...I served with VS-30 VP-16 (flying with CAC-4 and CAC-8 and a qualified SS1, SS2, SS3 and SS4), CPW-11, ASWOC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, USS Forrestal, and ASCAC NS Roosevelt Roads, PR during my naval career (1972-1988)..." [BIO Updated 25MAY2016 | 24MAY2016]

WEAVER, ATC Richard C. (Dick) Retired dkweaver00@hotmail.com "...I did three tours at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (first 1956-1957). I arrived in March 1956 for duty with VW-1 flying WV-2 Constellations. VW-1 (and I) was relocated to NAS Agana, Guam in mid-1957. My second tour (1962-1964) was with VP-22 with P2V Neptunes. My third tour (1967-1970) was with VR-21 with C130 aircraft. I retired ATC on 16 April 1973..." [18SEP2002]

WEAVER, Robert E. "Charley" mn4bob@bwbs.hawthorne.nv.us "...I reported to duty with VP-47 out of "A" school as an ATSAN, at NAS Alameda, California in June 1960. VP-47 moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington that fall. I reenlisted under the STAR program made AT2 and went to ATI "B" school at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee in April 1962. I then reported to VW-1 at NAS Agana in the spring of 1963. I reported for shore duty with VP-31 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California as an ATN2, where I worked in AMD Shop C as a OJT instuctor and quality control inspector. I finished my enlistment in January 1967. Would like to hear from some of my old Shipmates..." [03APR2000]

WEAVER, Terry W. Shipmate Pix Circa 11/1965 sactek@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-42 Crew-11 (1st Technician/Radioman) from 1963 to 1965..." {E-Mail Updated 10SEP2009 | 00DEC96]

WEBB, LT Bill p3bill@msn.com "...I served with VP-45 (PPC/MC) and currently with VT-2. If anyone has a spare 1000 Hour P-3 Patch or know where I can get one - please contact me. Thanks..." [13JUL2009]

WEBB, LCDR BOB Retired RWWEBB@WORLDNET.ATT.NET "...CREW 12 1967-68 VP-17. Had some really good times WestPac maybe too good..." [07NOV98]

WEBB, ATR2 Dennis wd5gnd@yahoo.com "...I attended "A" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1967), FIC at NAS Point Mugu, California (flew 121's and S2's), FAM Schools and Survival School at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (1969) and VQ-1 (11/1969-09/1972) working in the Electronics Shop. I left the Navy (1972), moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Arlington Texas (1977) and purchased a two-way radio shop (1979). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22MAR2013 | 10APR2004]

WEBB, Ken marlin127@netscape.net "...I was in VP-50 from December 1966 through January 1970. I was the radio operator on Crew 6 for the NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Naha deployments. I would enjoy hearing from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 22FEB2000 | 08OCT99]

WEBB, Mark (Norman and Jack) mwmovies@jps.net "...I served aboard the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) from from 1965 to 1967 with the V-2 Division as a Radio Operator on the crash boat in Viet Nam..." [24FEB2007]

WEBB, AWC (NAC) Patrick R. II "The Spudman" prwebbii@cvzoom.net "...I served with VS-41 from 1976 to 1977, USS Forrestal (CV-59) from 1977 to 1979, VS-30 from 1979 to 1981, Shore Duty at the VS Support Unit at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, VP-SAU at NAF Andrews, Maryland, VP-68 from 1985 to 1986 and VP-64 ever since! Affectionately referred to as "SPUD, SPUDLEY, SPUDDLES, etc. I embrace all my VP Shipmates!..." [E-Mail Updated 28NOV2009 | 14MAR98]

WEBB, ADR1 Robert D. "Bob" Retired gagrip@earthlink.net "...I was stationed at NAS Point Mugu, California from 1958 to 1962 with the Line Division flying SNB-5, R5Ds and HUP2s. I served with VR-7 from July 1962 to 1967 where I started FE School on the Connie's (C-121) and did not finish. All C-121s were transferred to the Air National Guard and we started receiving Air Force C-130Es when I was about half way through the FE School. I flew MAC flights all over the world and was some of the best duty in the Navy, as some Shipmates started as Airman and left as a Chief Petty Officers. I then served with VT-31 NAAS Saufley Field, Pensacola, Florida from 1967 to 1971. We had T28 aircraft with a tailhooks and qualified student pilots in carrier landings. I next reported to VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California in 1971 and attended FE School. I served with VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1972 to 1975 on Crew 4 (FE). VP-19 was one of the better tours as we got to see a lot of South East Asia all the way to Iran. I then served with VT-31 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and was assigned to Power Plants and Quality Assurance. I retired from VT-31 on June 20, 1977 as an ADR1. I would like to hear from any old Shipmates..." [22SEP2008]

WEBB, AFCM(AW) Ron rwebb@misi.net "...I served as the Command Master Chief for VP-93 from Jan 93 till its decom in Sept 94. Served as the Command Master Chief of VP-68 from Oct 94 until its decom in Dec 96. Currently serving as Command Master Chief of Naval Air Reserve Activity Selrfidge, Selfridge ANGB, MI. I was good to see some of my old Shipmates e-mail addresses..." [25JAN98]

WEBB, AD1 Stan Retired P3dude@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1980 to 1983, VP-19 from 1987 to 1990, and VPU-1 from 1993 to 1994. Took early 15 year retirement in 1994. Worked on P-3's again for Kay & Associates (Navy contractor) from 1994 to 1998 at NAS Point Mugu, California. Now I'm at Delta Airlines. Any old buds out there drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 12OCT2002 | 20MAY98]

WEBB, Donald E. c/o Mark Webb mtwebb96@hotmail.com "...My father, Donald E, Webb, served with VP-5 (1950's) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with deployments to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. My dad just recently went thru a heart valve replacement and came thru very well! Dad would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [15SEP2016]

WEBBER, Daniel Maineman420@aol.com "...I was member of VS-24 from 1992-1994. I am looking for anyone that may have been part of this unit during this time. I worked on the line division and was a Plane Captain. I would like to hear from any of my Shipmates during this time..." [05SEP2001]

WEBBER, AXCS David D. Retired chiefwbr@webtv.net "...I am proud to say I spent the majority of my 20+ years in the VP NAVY. I had the good fortune to meet many memorable men during my various VP Squadron tours. I was also fortunate to be a Navy instructor with FAETUPAC NAS North Island, San Diego, California and later on NAMTD at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. It really touched me to remember my NAVY career thru the many pages of information contained in VPNAVY - I served with VP-40, VP-24, and VP-56. I want to thank you for providing me with the resources with which I was able to take this trip into the past and remember friends, places, and experiences..." [06FEB2002]

WEBER, AO3 Bob rweber15301@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1990 to 1994 (disestablishment) and flew with Crew-1..." [14SEP2010]

WEBER, AO2 Bruce J bweber3@satx.rr.com "...I served with VA-195 from 1965-67, VP-2 1967-68 deployment to Southeast Asia crew 3 "MADISON'S MISFITS", VX-1 1968-69, Brownwater Navy from November 1969 through March1970. I would love to hear from any former unit members. I was with the Naval Support Activity, on the Bassac River, Binh Thuy, South Vietnam, with the Brownwater Navy..." [E-Mail Updated 08AUG2001 | E-Mail Updated 27JAN2001 | 01JAN2001]

WEBER, Edward c/o Mike Weber mikew70@gmail.com "...My Grandpa, Edward Weber, served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (1942-1945). Grandpa would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [22JAN2011]

WEBER, AT1 Jack jweber@worldpath.net "...I was first a ground-pounder and later an IFT on TAC-4 in VP-56 from late '73 to early '77. I was then transferred to Naval Air Development Center Warminster from '77 till '80 where I worked in the AT shop and later in the P-3 division. I got out of the Navy with 10 years of service in May 1980. I'd like to hear from any former shipmates that I served with at either of these two duty stations..." [11AUG99]

WEBER, AW1 John W. "Tank" Retired wnascarfan@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-8 from January 1973 to October 1977. I was on CAC 7 and CAC 11. I went to ASWOC/TSC NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida from 1977 to May 1981. I Guarded to VP-10 and served there until I retired in July 1985..." [E-Mail Updated 17APR2006 | 08JUL2001]

WEBER, ADR3 Pete webepeter@gmail.com "...I served with VP-42 from 1967 until VP-42 was disestablished in September 1969. I am now living in Alaska..." [20OCT2009]

WEBSTER, AX2 Chuck wingspread7@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-5 (1964-1965) and flew as a Radioman..." [25MAY2016]

WEBSTER, Craig webby30@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-8 CAC-7 from 88-91, then I transfered to Naval Air Development Center from 91-94. After that I transition to H-46's. I would love to here from my old squadron mates..." [25JAN2000]

WEBSTER, Tom jcpd1940@yahoo.com "...I attended AO "A" School in NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1964), NAV Aircraft Supt Detachment NAS Bermuda, P-3A AO Systems School at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, Weapons Systems School at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and discharged February 27, 1967 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, NYC..." [26OCT2009]

WEED, CDR Peter W. Retired (USNR) fireweed@cox.net "...I served with VP-24 (1967-1989), VP-30, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania, VP SAU NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-69, CNAVRES NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and retired out of NAVAIRES NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I reside in Virginia Beach, VA. I wish all former and current Shipmates. Good fortune and fair winds in this challenging world arena. Keep your wings level!..." [11OCT2010]

WEEKES, Chris cweekes@ime.net "...Thanks for the chance to say hello to all the (VP-4) "Skinny Dragons" from the 1975-1979 era..." [19FEB98]

WEEKS, Dianae dweeks@ulster.net "...VXE-6 was my first 'o' Level billet as an AT and my last command in "the Nav". After troubleshooting the Radar on the ice I had no problem changing headlights on my car in the dead of an Upstate New York winter! I'm now a Nurse but still value the experience in the squadron that demanded stamina, even in CHCH-what's a day off like? Anybody from the 92-93 and 93-94 seasons drop me a line!..." [30APR99]

WEESNER, AT3 Stephen steve_weesner@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-874 (1961-1967)..." [23DEC2011]

WEGGE, Mark mwegge@yahoo.com "...I was a TACCO in VP-17 (84-88), VP-31 (88-90), VP-90 (90-93) and VP-60 (93-94). Am currently a reservist at NARA Chicago onboard NTC Great Lakes. Would love to here from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27FEB2000 | E-Mail Updated 11JAN2000 | 15MAR98]

WEGNER, AME2 Scott scott@bugfree.com "...I served as a selres in VP-60 from 1988-1994 finishing up my tour with the Cobras as a newly qualified FE. Shortly after, the squadron was decommissioned followed by NAS Glenview, Illinois itself. I started drilling with VP-66 in NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania but left after about 6 months due to difficulties in balancing with my civilian career. I am currently a network engineer and a partner with a consulting firm located in Naperville, IL. I miss all the Cobras and wish them well..." [08JAN2000]

WEGNER, AMSC (NAC) Stephen B. Retired sbwegner@aol.com "...Served with VP-67 from August 1972 to July1976 and again from January 1981 to December 1981. I would like to hear from some of the old P2 crew..." [26MAR2002]

WEHAN, Al AEW322@AOL.COM "...Served with VP-24/VAHM13 from 1955/58 stationed at Chincoteague & Malta. Flew as crewman on #3. Fond memories have been back to Malta 3 times..." [01APR98]

WEHLE, Mary Moarn mary.wehle@ang.af.mil "...I served with VP-30 from 1973 to 1976 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [07MAY2010]

WEHRER, James A. jim.wehrer@charter.net "...I served with VP-48 from 1982 to 1985. We deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Misawa, Japan with detachments to Guam, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and Diego Garcia. I just made AK2 when I left for VA-128 and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. It would be great to hear from some old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 04JUL2004 | 16DEC98]

WEHRLE, Dick r2dweh@earthlink.net "...I served in VP-22 69-84 and VP-45 85-89. A lot of old memories refreshed seeing names of old Shipmates. I will probably be having some flashbacks from this visit. Hope to hear from some of you..." [E-Mail Updated 28APR2001 | 09MAY98]

WEHRLI, Larry wwvideo@juno.com "...I served with AEWBarRonPac (1963-1965) to disestablishment as an aircrew radar operator and VS-35 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California for the remainder of my tour..." [03OCT2011]

WEICHT, Steve so_comfort@yahoo.com "...I joined the VP-45 in May of '78 as an AEAN out of FRAMP school in JAX. I meet the the sqn. in Aigenollea, and returned that July to JAX...left the Navy (sadly) Dec '83..."

WEIDENHAMMER, Chris chrisw@bergquistcompany.com "...I served in VP-1 from 1986 to 1989. I am looking for J. T. Brown, Or Ralph Camacho they worked in the Avionics shop. Have had recent contact with Lt. Mike Plowman former (AW1) and Paul Adams. Just looking for old friends to say hello..." [13MAR2001]

WEIDENHAMMER, ETCS/ATCS Fred Retired fred259@comcast.net "...Reported to VP-5 February 1949 (AT2 in PR, Radar Operator on MC9 and shifted to MC1 after deployment to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada November 1949. VP-5 moved to NAS Jacksonville, Florida to be housed in one of the seaplane hangars opposite FASRON-109. I went to Breezy point, for APS-20 Maintenance School MC1 & MC9 went onto to night operations with a sub off RI. (It's my understanding MC-9 and crew were lost with crash into the sea). Returning from Breezy Point, the squadron was on deployment again to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. It was now shipping over time for my second tour, however I remained in FASRON-109 and to set up the APS-20 shop. Electronic Maintenance Div.was run by ALC Richard Reiser. I was the acting shop Chief when Reiser went to AT school. Later I was transferred to Instructor Duty ATA School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. In 1955 I went to GCA Maintenance School at NAS Olathe, Kansas, next promoted to ATC and assigned to GCA NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, four years later in 1957 transfered to setup GCA-46 at NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Jan 1962 transfered to GCA Maint. Instructor to setup new school at NAS Glynco, Georgia advanced to ATCS and required to change designator to BUSHIPS ETCS working in specialty requirement later retired on 20 years..." [BIO Updted 14JUN2011 | E-Mail Updated 31OCT2010 | 12AUG2004]

WEIGHTMAN, Everett "Whitey" tymbergreen@bellsouth.net "...I served with VAH-1 (Electronics) and aboard the USS Independence (CVA-62)..." [09NOV2011]

WEINAPPLE, Mike mweinapp@pacbell.net "...I served with VP-11 (flight crew) from 1964 to 1966..." [BIO Updated 13DEC2009 | 01SEP2009]

WEINER, Ken kkweiner@netacc.net"...I was stationed at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas from November 1952 til Janusry 1954 in ATU-700. From there I went to NAS Jacksonville, Florida and was assigned to VF-173. While attached to ATU-700 I knew a Shipmate by the name of Tony Adams from El Centro, California..." [30NOV2000]

WEINBERG, AD2 Larry l_weinberg@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-114 (1943-1945). We started out in North Africa, then NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and finally NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England..." [18DEC2010]

WEINBERG, Rick weinbergr1@earthlink.net "...I was an inflight ordnanceman with VP-47 from 1986-1990 and at NRL at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1990-1994. I already found a few long lost crewmates. Anybody who remembers serving with me, I would love to hear from you. The "dirtbags" of VP-47 were the best aircrewman to ever operate the P-3. I miss flying with them, and am looking foward to hearing from them..." [25DEC2002]

WEINERT, Joel jweinert@uss.net "...Attached to VP-60 1980-1993 and VXN-8 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1979-1980..." [03JUL98]

WEINHEIMER, AMS1 James (Jim) jimweinhei@earthlink.net "...I was stationed at NAS Glenview, Illinois (December 1977 - July 1981) attached to VP-90 as a FE and W/C 120 supervisor. I am planing to attend the upcoming bash at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in April 2006 see all of you there..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 21OCT2005 | 31OCT1997]

WEINSTEIN, Frank David fdweinstein@netzero.net "...Would like to hear from old Shipmates. I was an NFO with VP-16 (1977 to 1980), VX-1 (1980 to 1983), ASWOC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1984 to 1985), VP-48 (1987 to 1988) and ASWOC NAS Adak, Alaska (1991 to 1992)..." [20JAN2007]

WEINSTEIN, Glenn grw@erols.com "...VP-10 Nav/Comm, TACCO, MC May '92-Nov '95..." [E-Mail Updated 27DEC98 | 00XXX97]

WEIR, Bob weirrealty@aol.com "...I served with VP-26 (07/1957-07/1959) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. I came from Brooklyn, NY and I still live in New York City..." [19DEC2013]

WEIR, CAPTAIN Jack T. Retired jackweir@sbcglobal.net "...I was stationed at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas in October 1956 (P2V-1/2), VP-26 from November 1956 to December 1959 ( NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and Moraco), VP-31 (Plank Owner) from January 1961 to November 1963 (Instructor Pilot), VP-46 (first west coast P-3 squadron) from January 1964 to May 1967 ( NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Adak, Alaska , Shimia, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, and NS Sangley Point, Philippines), COMPATWINGSPAC Staff from January 1969 to December 1970, Commanding Officer VP-40 from March 1971 to March 1972 ( NAS Moffett Field, California, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, (Rain Makers), NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NAS Agana, Guam, and NSF Diego Garcia), COMPATFORSEVENTHFLT/CTF-72/COMFARIWING ONE Staff from April 1972 to April 1974, OPNAV 95, COMNAVICE and Commanding Officer NAS Keflavik, Iceland from September 1976 to September 1978, OPNAV 94 till May 1, 1980. So many good memories, so many good Shipmates love to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 25MAR2004 | 12JAN2000]

WEIR, Richard C/O Tim Jones trjnsd@yahoo.com "...My father served with VP-102 during WWII, on PB2Y Coronados. His name is Richard Weir. He living in Oregon and has told me great stories of the old boats. He went on to work after the war for Convair, General Dynamics and Lockheed. If anyone remembers him or would like to make contact I will pass along all info. Please use my E-mail address. Thanks to all for your service!..." [17JUN2003]

WEISBENDER, Carl c/o his son Kevin Weisbender kscowboy@rocketmail.com "...My father, Carl Weisbender, served in VP-28 for several years in the late 60's I believe. He doesn't talk about it much so it's hard for me to get information out of him. I found out this tidbit of information last night when Robert Lightbody contacted my father about a possible Reunion in a year or two. If anybody would like to contact my father, you may do so through me at my email address listed. I will forward all queries to him..." [28JAN98]

WEISE, Ed A. balancexec@earthlink.net "...I served as a pilot with VW-3 / VW-1 NAS Agana, Guam from May 1959 to June 1961 and with VP-9 NAS Alameda, California from December 1961 to May 1963, when I left the service. Would like to hear from any pilots from those squadrons, particularly from the crews I was with..." [10FEB2004]

WEISENBECK, AMCS Carl Retired CWEISENB@BELLSOUTH.NET "...I served in VP-21, VP-10, and VP-49.I flew as second ordinance in VP-21 (they wanted an AM on each crew). In VP-10 I made the leap to FE in the P-3,(a lot of fun). In VP-49 I worked in Mainteance and gave up flying. In response to Shipmates Dick Gray I was one of the crewmembers that he could not recall. I have a photo of Mary Ann and the crew in front of our aircraft. And I remember Chief Dilishaw When I checked In I wondered what a BMC was doing in an VP squadron, I found out when I was on my knees scrubing the hanger deck with a ki brush. I don't have a Turtle patch, but I do have a cruise cup from the 58 Malta deployment that has the Turtle logo..." [09MAR98]

WEISENBURGER, AWCS Joe "Mojo" Joe_W11@excite.com "...My tours of duty include: U.S. Joint Forces Command and Commander Reserve Patrol Wing NAS Norfolk, Virginia, the BlackHawks of VP-68 NAF Washington, D.C., SAU VP-0516 (later VP-0545) NAS Jacksonville, Florida, the Golden Eagles of VP-9 NAS Moffett Field, California and the Pro's Nest of VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Drop me a line..." [11JUL2002]

WEISNER, AW2 Michael David midawhi@yahoo.com "...I was in the US Navy from 1972 to 1978 and stationed in NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1974 to 1978. I was assigned to VP-23 as an AW3 Sensor 3 operator on Crew Four. I deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I had several mini-dets including one to NAS Bermuda and another to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR for Springboard training. I was grounded in 1976 for allergy related sinus complications. I was then assigned to COMPATWINGSLANT in Topsham, Maine as a compliment to the R&D team under the tutelage of Senior Chief Rich. We worked together as practical advice imputs to the 3 PhD's assigned to developing ASW programs for the patrol plane squadrons. I was discharged from the Navy in 1978. I would welcome communication with others that flew with that squadron during that time era..." [14APR2008]

WEISS, Michael mike_weiss@hp.com "...I was assigned to VP-5 from 1966 to 1968. During that time we deployed to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I would like to contact any member of the squadron who served during that time..." [23AUG2002]

WEISZHAAR, Bob H. bobanddolly@hotmail.com "...I served with VF-121 at NAS Miramar from 1956 to 1959 and VW-1 at NAS Agana, Guam from 1960 to 1962. Was an electrican for the fighters and an in flight electican on the connie's. I am looking for anyone to chat with that were asigned to those units..." [17JUL2002]

WEISER, Scott sweiser40@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1986-1991) with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 11AUG2012 | E-Mail Updated 02APR2007 | E-Mail Updated 24APR2006 | 20MAY99]

WEISSE, AEC(AW) Christopher Retired aedude_1@yahoo.com "...I joined VP-47 AE Shop in November of 1984 and made deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia. In 1987 I did a tour in VP-31 as a FRAMP instructor > until Nov 1989. I transfer to VP-48 AE Shop and did a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines the squadron was decommissioned in 1991. From there I went to VP-40 AE Shop and did deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan and NAS Adak, Alaska. In 1993 I transfer to VQ-3 Det Travis. I came back to the VP community in 1996 and joined VP-9 AE Shop & Maintenance Control I did deployments to NSF Diego Garcia (twice) and NAS Misawa, Japan. In 2000 I transfer to FASOTRAGRU DET HI where I plan on retiring in NOV 2003..." [02NOV2001]

WEIST, Donald C. parkerdon22@yahoo.com "...I am looking for anyone who served with VP-22 during the years 1956-1959. I was in Crew 2 with Commander Monk and later when he became Captain of the Squadron in Crew 1. I am retired now and it would be nice talk P2V-5F with someone..." [E-Mail Updated 13MAR2008 | 10NOV99]

WEITLAUF, Joseph "Fred" fredshighvalley@gmail.com "...I served with VP-731 / VP-48 (1951-1953) and flew with Crew-8..." [30JAN2015]

WEIZENEGGER, AW2(SS1) Mark mweizenegger@comcast.net "...I served with VP-1 (1975-1979) flying with Crew-10 and TSC as an instructor. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 23MAR2016 | E-Mail Updated 21APR2003 | 16JAN2001]

WELCH, Bob bwelch@direcway.com "...I served with VW-1 Crew 3 NAS Agana, Guam from 1957 to 1958. Best years of my life. Like to hear from anyone who remembers those days!..." [26NOV2003]

WELCH, ADC Clif Retired bbq-judge@att.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1965 to 1969. I arrived as an Airman and left a First Class Petty Office and a FE. After shore duty at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee as an ADJA School Instructor I was sent to VP-5 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1975 to 1980. I finished 20 at NADEP NAS Jacksonville, Florida where I am currently employed as a computer programmer..." [E_Mail Updated 01JUL2009 | E-Mail Updated 23DEC2006 | 25AUG97]

WELCH, Chris chriscwelch@rocketmail.com "...flew with VQ-2 from May 86 through June 89...yeah, I was one of those guys that was up in "Miami Beach" while most of you were aft in the "Artic". Looking for old crewmates. Fair winds..." [24JUL98]

WELCH, Keith "Wheels" kisaja@yahoo.com "...VP-22 IFT/Ground pounder 1984-1987. If you were "there" get in touch with me..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 08JAN2003 | 26AUG98]

WELCH, Johnny johnw@centurytel.net "...I was in VP-48 from 1965 to 1969 in the P5M then to P-3s. I went to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland then to VP-22 from 70 to 74. I would like to hear from some of the VPers. I will be in vegas for the Reunion in October..." [07MAR2000]

WELCH, John W. seacobra@gvtc.com "...I was on board VP-10 from 1966 to 1968. I then transfered to VP-26 as replacement F/E in 1968 to 1969. I also was stationed with VP-23 and VP-17. I was F/E with all four squadrons..." [16APR99]

WELCH, Norm norm-ruth@mediaone.net "...VP-47 was my first sea duty 1957 - 1960 two trips to the land of the rising sun. Had a ball when 360 to one was the going rate. What ever happened to E. L. Williams? Easy livings I retired in 75 at NATC Jacksonville, Florida..." [28DEC2001]

WELCH, Robert (Bob) cpoclub@mediaone.net "...Served with VP-66 1969-1976, VP-62, 1976-1980, VP-60, 1980-1983, VP-64 1983-1984, VP-60 1984-1985, AIMD NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1985-1989, VFC-13 NAS Miramar, CA 1989-1992, VP-62 1992-1996. Retired March 1996. Looking forward to hearing from any old Shipmates..." [06DEC99 | 20NOV99]

WELCH, Terry TJ) sjwelding@feist.com"...AX3-VP-26--Dec. '66 to May '69, Radio Operator CAC 6--Leonard Messerli, Bob Budden, Dennis Teemley, Marvin Koenig, Al Ness, Dave Sieruta, Tom Broome, Tom Cato, Don Tiedt, Grady Bush---Hope you're still going strong..."

WELDEN, CMDMC (NAC/AW) Lawrence Thomas https://www.cnet.navy.mil/vp30home/cmc_weldon_bio.htm "...Master Chief Welden joined the Navy in July 1977. After completing recruit training in Orlando, FL, he reported to AD-A school in Millington, TN. In November 1977 he received his first orders to NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, AIMD Power Plants. In September 1980, he received orders to VP-24 onboard NAS Jacksonville, Florida, assigned to Power Plants. While in VP-24 he became a P-3 Flight Engineer. He completed five deployments with VP-24 and was advanced to First Class Petty Officer. In November 1987, he reported to NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland where he was assigned to Force Warfare Aircraft Test Directorate, Power Plants Division. He was selected for Chief Petty Officer during this tour. In October 1991, he received orders to VP-6 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. After reporting to VP-6, he was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer. Upon his return from deployment with VP-6, he was instrumental with the decommissioning of the squadron. In March 1993, he reported to Executive Transport Department, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in support of CINCPACFLT. He was assigned as the Leading Chief Petty Officer and completed a successful tour. In April 1995, he returned to NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland where he was assigned to Force Warfare Aircraft Test Directorate and served as the VS Division Officer in Charge. While serving this tour, he was advanced to Master Chief Petty Officer. In November 1997, he accepted orders as Command Master Chief to VS-30, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He completed two successful cruises with the squadron. In September 1999 he attended the Senior Enlisted Academy in Rhode Island. He was awarded a citation from the Fleet Reserve Association for "Outstanding" Physical Readiness Training. In March 2001, he received orders to VP-30, NAS Jacksonville, Florida where he is currently the Command Master Chief. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal with four gold stars, the Navy Achievement Medal, and various unit citations..." [15JUN2003]

WELKER, Charlie P. magicman1102@aol.com "...I served with VP-6 Crew 9 as a Radio Operator from 1968 to 1971...." [30DEC2008]

WELLER, CDR Wayne L. Retired wlweller@verizon.net "...I served with VP-31 in 1961, VP-9 NAS Alameda, California (Julie/MAD/ECM/SNIFFER) flying (P2V-7s) from 1962 to 1963, VP-31 (Staff) from 1963 to 1965, VP-31 Det Alpha (P3As) at NAS Moffett Field from 1965 to 1968, VP-47 as a F/E flying P-3A/Bs, NAS Point Mugu, California, NAM, VP-19 (Material Officer and MMCO) from 1972 to 1974, VP-46 from 1977 to 1980, COMLATWINGPAC from 1980 to 1983, VP-31 (MMCO and MO) from 1983 to 1988, COMPATWINGSPAC as the Wing Maintenance Officer from 1988 until I retired in the fall of 1990. I would like to take this opportunity to say "Hello" to all my former Shipmates. It was a great thirty-five years..." [E-Mail Updated 04SEP2009 | 11OCT97]

WELLING, Charlie wellingco@earthlink.net "...Served with VP-25 (PB4Y-2B) to VP-22 (PB4Y-2) to VC-61 (PB4Y-1P) which changed name to VJ-61 and finally to VP-61 commanded by CDR Ike Simonsen..." [27APR99]

WELLING, Patty fourbuds@alum.calberkeley.org "...I was attached to VXN-8 from 1978 to 1981. I had the pleasure of flying all of the project aircraft with the likes of John McGowan, Dennis Gagliardi, Bob Criss, John Brownell, Lynn Vaught Hutton and others. From VXN-8 I made my way to the VT-3 and instructed in the T-34C. I retired from the Navy Reserves in 1996 and am flying a 757 for U.S. Airways. My fellow VXN-8 shipmates who also fly for USAirways are Reed Birney, Guy Boisseau, and John Nelson. (I married an A-6 driver, Jerry Leugers and have two sons, hence the fourbuds.)..." [14JUN2001]

WELLMAN, Francis fwellman@IEEE.org "...Served with VPB-124..." [E-Mail Updated 16JAN2000 | 09JAN97]

WELLONS, AWC David H. Retired dave_wellons@att.net "...Served with VP-48 from 1979 to 1982, USS Nimitz (CVN-68) from 1982 to 1984, CPW-10 from 1985 to 1988, VP-48 from 1988 to 1991, CPW-10 from 1991 to 1993, PW-1 Det NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan from 1993 to 1996, and VP-30 from 1996 to 1999. Retired March 1999 as AWC from VP-30. Would like to here from any old Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 05NOV2010 | 21SEP2004]

WELLS, AMS1 Eddie Retired smart602@aol.com "...Found this great site and saw quite a few names I haven't heard in years. I retired in Mar 90 after tours in VA174/67-71, VP-49/71-75, NAS Key West AIMD/75-76, broken service until VP-24/79-83, VRF-31/83-86, and VS-22/86-90. Anyone from any of those outfits please contact me and we'll try to remember some of the old times. I move around the country all the time so let me know where you are and I may just give you a call sometime to meet for a cold one..." [02JUN98]

WELLS, Joshua W. c/o His Son HM2 Joshua W. Wells Jr. USNR docnav57@yahoo.com "......I would be interested in knowing, if anyone out there would have some information, on a PBM Squadron, named VH-1. My dad was part of that squadron, and any information, that you may have would be most helpful. His name is Joshua W. Wells. If there are any crew members outthere who know of this squadron please contact me. Sincerely" [23JAN2000]

WELLS, O.H. Retired RLa3833155@aol.com "...I was in VP-206 upon enlistment October 1942. I was first stationed at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, Air Training Crew, on completion there I went to Charleston, SC and remained with the squadron until decommisioned in Elizabeth City, NC. During WW2, I spent time in South America, including Panama, Galapagos Islands and Equador..." [10JAN99]

WELLS, Perry wellsp@tridom.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1965 to 1967 as radio on crew 1 and 7 (I was known as WELLS). I enjoyed the pictures especially the page on WestPac 67 Cruise. I deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines as a backup Radioman and left the Navy in Sept. of 67 midway through the tour. I would love to hear from any former Shipmates who may remember me or may possibly have some crew or squadron pictures during that time frame, especially the survial training trip to Main in the winter of 66-67 or the survial training in Cavite City (Back on base before midnight alive). Thanks for all the memories..." [02DEC98]

WELLS, CWO4 Ray Retired rwells@gwi.net "...I served in VP-21 from October 1965 to December 1969, I was one of the last enlisted men to depart after decommisioning. I served as second mech on crew 12 then Plane Captain of crew 12 for the majority of my tour. My career has taken me to VT-2 NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida from 70-75, VP-49 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1975-1978, VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from 1978-1982, VP-10 from 1982-1985, and finished up my 27 years as OIC NAESU det NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1985-1989. I retired as a CWO4 and settled in Maine..." [E-Mail Updated 31MAR2002 | 25JAN95]

WELLS, Robert "Bob" dragonsinlove@msn.com "...I served with VP-2 (Crew 8) from 1954 to 1957. We were stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I am searching for other members of my crew. Marvin L. Sommers, Tom Tate, Hubert Leslie Estep, Charlie Olson, Lt. Holley, Kratt, Nigran, Leaser, and Echols. If you have any knowledge of the whereabouts of these men please e-mail me..." [30SEP2001]

WELLS, Verne G. vernewells12@aol.com "...Enlisted in USN Jun 53; Boot Camp Bainbridge MD, June 53-Sep 53, (Co. 213); Airman School Norman OK, Sep 53-Nov 53; NATC NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Dec 53-Aug 54, (Co. 5304); Assigned VR-6 Sep 54 thru Jun 57. AT-2N at time of discharge. At VR-6 I qualified for flight status and spent the rest of my enlistment as a flight radio operator/instructor and duty section leader in the radio shack. I was a personal friend of all of the crew that lost their lives in the disappearence of one of our R6D's that went down some where between NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and their destination NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England. Time takes it's toll on my memory, but I recall my special friends on that flight. They were LCDR Cerbus, Smitti the AD crew chief; Chief "Miney" my counterpart in the radio shack and especially AT-3 Jokela who was on his first flight as a student radio operator. I helped to clean out his locker and send it's contents to his parents...that was tough!!! Would like to hear from any one of my past Shipmates and I would like to mention that I had an older brother, Jack Wells, who served in VR-6 in 1953-1954. LCDR Marvin Katz, LT Christian are you still out there?..." [05MAR2005]

WELSH, AE1(AW) Bill Welshwr@aol.com "...My name is Bill, some call me Will. I started my navy coreer June 1981. Went to Basic Training in Great Lakes then on to Aviation Electrician school in Memphis TN. My first command was at AIMD NAS Norfolk, Virginia 82-85. My first VP command was with VP-92. I have to say that had to be my best tour of my entire coreer, 85-89. My third tour was at NAR NAS Jacksonville, Florida were I went TAD to AIMD and VFA 203 Cecil Field, 89-93. My forth tour was with VP-65 were I went TAD to NWTS NAS Point Mugu, California, 93-97. My fifth and current tour is with VP-66. MAN I AM HAPPY TO BE IN P-3'S AGAIN!!!!..." [14MAY99]

WELSH, WILLIAM A. aapj@webtv.net "...I WAS WITH VP-118 FROM MAY THRU OCTOBER AS A "PP1P." ADDRESS: WILLIAM A.WELSH, 413 BRIGHTON ROAD, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE 19809. JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO..." [28DEC98]

WELOTH, Don WEELAND@WORLDNET.ATT.NET "...Just checking in. I served as an FE with VP-65 from 1978 to 1984 and VP-66 from 1984 to 1995. I now spend my time teaching flying and restoring my classic PA12 aircraft. Anyone heading this way drop in and say hi...Still in sunny Pensacola restoring airplanes,flight instructing and flying as captain for an air ambulance company. Like most everyone else I'm missing flying VP. Be safe..." [BIO Updated 23JAN2002 | 12FEB99]

WELTON, OSCM (SW/AW) Donald L. http://www.ncts.navy.mil/homepages/vx-1/cmc.htm "...Master Chief Welten was raised in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. He graduated from Fort Pierce Central High School in May 1976 and enlisted in the Navy under the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) in July of the same year. Master Chief Welten completed recruit training and Operations Specialist Class "A" school in 1977. His first assignment was aboard USS BADGER (FF 1071) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He qualified as an Anti-Submarine Air Controller (ASAC) in 1981 and reported to a pre-commissioning unit, USS FAHRION (FFG 22), homeported in Mayport, Florida. After completing Anti-Submarine Air Tactical Control Operator (ATACO) training in 1986, he reported to another pre-commissioning unit, USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52), in San Diego, California. During this tour of duty, he was selected and advanced to Chief Petty Officer. Following a homeport shift and a two-year tour in Yokosuka, Japan, Master Chief Welten served as Air Safety Officer at AEGIS Combat Systems Center (ACSC), Wallops Island, Virginia. In 1992 he reported for duty aboard the pre-commissioning unit USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) in Mayport, Florida where he was selected for advancement to Senior Chief. During an instructor duty tour at AEGIS Training and Readiness Center Detachment (ATRCD), Wallops Island, Virginia, Master Chief Welten received his second star advancing to Master Chief Operations Specialists and was also selected for the Command Master Chief Program. He subsequently reported to the Strike Fighter Squadron 22 Fighting Redcocks in 1999 and assumed the duties of Command Master Chief. Master Chief Welten has completed six Western Pacific and two Mediterranean deployments. He has served in a wide range of duties including Divisional Leading Petty Officer and Leading Chief Petty Officer, Anti-Submarine Air Controller, Anti-Submarine Air Tactical Control Operator, Force Anti-Air Warfare Coordinator, and Senior Instructor at AEGIS Training and Readiness Center Detachment. Command Master Chief Welton is currently assigned to VX-1. His decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (5 awards), and numerous unit awards and citations..." [13JUN2003]

WELTY, John R. jjjwis@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-5 (NFO) from 1972 to 1976..." [15APR2011]

WENDT, Christopher chris.wendt@gulfaero.com "...I served in VP-17 from 1981 to 1985. When I found this website I was overwhelmed with all the memories that I shared with my fellow "White Lightnings". I currently work for Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, GA. I would love to hear from any of my Shipmates that I had the honor of serving with from 1981 to 1985. PS: West Packs RULE!..." [22MAR2001]

WENNER, Dave dwenner50@yahoo.com "...I served VP-50 (11/1976-07/1980) with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan..." [12DEC2012]

WENNERBERG, Don L. marthawenn@dfsi.net "...I served in the Solomon Islands VB-140 in '43-44. Would like contact with onyone in my squadron..." [24SEP2001]

WENTZ, Jon D. 4wentz@suddenlink.net "...I served with VP-23 from 1986 to 1990 and VPU-1 from 1990 to 1993..." [06JUL2007]

WENTZEL, Don c087946@pweh.com "...Served in VU-5 at NAS Atsugi, Japan, Naha, and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines--4/62 till 7/64. Flew right seat in the JD's and plane capt. the F-8's..." [21APR99]

WENZ, Charles cwwenz@maysvilleky.net "...I attended A School in NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1958), VP-47 (1958 to 1960) making the deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and VA-126 NAS Miramar, California (1960 to 1961). I left the Navy returned home to Kentucky. I have attended three Reunions San Diego, California 2003 - Las Vegas, Nevada 2005 and Reno, Nevada 2008..." [27DEC2008]

WENZEL, Otis "Gil" gwenzel@povn.com "...I'm looking for anyone still alive that was in VP-12 from January 1941 through June1943. I was in VP-12 during that period and would like to talk to any other vets..." [12DEC99]

WEPPELMAN, AM2 Ron randcw@bememc.net "...I served with VP-18 from 1955 to 1956. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [13OCT2009]

WERBY, Bob bwerby@cox.net "...I served with VP-11 from 1971 to 1974 including a WesPac Tour. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 13SEP2009 | E-Mail Updated 19FEB2000 | E-Mail Updated 07MAR99 | 17NOV97]

WERGIN, AMS1 Carl Retired jucarie@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-26 (10/1957-06/1960) and worked in Metal Shop..." [29JAN2015]

WERKHEISER, Ron ronnie570@yahoo.com "...I served at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam 1968. I worked in supply - off station requsition desk- - played guitar - had a container full of instruments at supply to check out - like special services - nuff 4 now..." [28SEP2005]

WERMERS, James "...VP-772 Mr. James Wermers, PO Box 92, Blue Jay, CA 92317-0092, 714-337-0940..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

WERNER, ATCS George Retired gwerner@mediaone.net "...Served in VP-18 during 1962 thru 1966. Made deployments to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. Flew as radio op. in our P2V-7s., and in the Avionics shop...I was an ARM3/c in VPB-2 1944-1945, flying PBM-3/C and PBM3/E seaplanes. Was an ARM2/c and an ARMAC2/c in VPB-208 in 1945-1947 flying PBM-3 and PBM-5 seaplanes. I flew with "Pappy" Burns, CWO3, as an ARM1/c, changed to AT1, in 1948-1950 and we ferried PBMs and PBY-5 and 5-a seaplanes from NAS Norfolk, Virginia to the west coast for overhaul with VR-31, in NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Rode the aircraft carriers with VA-35 for 4 years and then served with VP-18 during 1961-1963 with crew 13 as radioman, flying in our "hotshot" P2V-7 patrol planes, with "two Turnin", and "two Burnin" . We were the "E" squadron for years and the other squadrons in the wing - VP-5, VP-7, VP-16 had P2V-5 a/c. We thought we should get the first P3V a/c but the "Wing" didn't want 2 squadrons transitioning at the same time, so we kept the 7's. Don't know if they got the P3V before being decommissioned in 1968, since I left the squadron in Mar.1963 and retired as an ATCS. "VP sailors" are all a special breed of cat, and if you don't believe that, check all the wrecked bars around the world! Best wishes to all who had the privilige to fly with 2 or more "fans"..." [00XXX97

WERNER, ATCS George Retired gwerner@mediaone.net "...Served in VP-18 during 1962 thru 1966. Made deployments to Argentia, Rota, Sigonella, Roosevelt Roads. Flew as radio op. in our P2V-7s., and in the Avionics shop..."

WERT, Charles Marlin mwert@tricountyi.net "...I served as gunner/mechanic on PBY Catalinas with VP-52 and VP-72 from 1940-1946 (first in North Atlantic and then 18 months in the South Pacific). Will be 80 in September and welcome word from any veteran who remembers me..." [05JUN2003]

WERTH, BOBBY Rroadforeman@aol.com "...I WAS IN VP-24 1979 TO 1985, VP-30 1985 TO 1989, VP-45 1989 TO 1992, AND VP-30 1992 TO 1995. I HAVE ALOT OF PEOPLE THAT I HAVE BEEN STATIONED WITH OVER THE YEARS. IT'S TIME TO GET IN TOUCH AGAIN. IF ANY OF MY OLD Shipmates GET A CHANCE TO CONTACT ME PLEASE DO IT..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAY2001 | 13JUN98]

WERTZ, AWC Gary R. Retired airprof@comcast.net "...I served with VR-883 and AWS-88L (1963-1965) at NAS Olathe, Kansas 1975 did a short tour on the USS Forrestal (CV-59) (1976), AW "A" School, VP-6 (1977-1980) with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1978) and NAS Agana, Guam (1979), ASWOC CPRW-2 (1980-1983), VP-1 (1983-1987) with deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan/NAF Misawa, Japan, CPRW-2 at TRAFAC and retired in June 1991. I taught for Embry Riddle (1983-2002) both in Hawaii and Washington State and recently retired as a Department of the Army Civilian in December 2012. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 09SEP2013 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 22FEB2004 | 00XX97]

WESELIS, CDR Jim Retired weselis@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-22 (1972 to 1975), VP-31 (1976 to 1979) and VP-17 (1979 to 1981). I was told about this site by another "former" Blue Goose (former AW2, now CAPT TK Hohl). As I reviewed the VPNAVY pages, I was again reminded of all the good times with these three squadrons as a Radio Operator and then IFT. I am currently on Staff at COMNAVAIRPAC as the Asst. Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Yes! I have had a GREAT Career. Reading Larry Forney's account of our adventure on Miako Jima, brought back vivid memories of my one, and only, MAYDAY as a newly reported ATAN. They told me in Radio school that "No one will ever disregard a MAYDAY!" Hey, right! Well, all came out well in the end. When I got my LDO Commission in 1981, little did I know that that would be the last time I'd see a P-3 any closer than from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. My tours after commission were to NAS Pensacola, Florida (1981 to 1983), VAW-114 , NAS Miramar, California and USS CARL VINSON, CVN-70 (1983 to 1986), Personal Exchange Program, United Kingdom (1986 to 1988), VS-38, NAS North Island, San Diego, California and USS RANGER, CV-61 (1988 to 1990), USS RANGER AIMD (1990 to 1993), NAS North Island, San Diego, California AIMD (1993 to 1997), and Pre-Comm Unit/USS BONHOMME RICHARD LHD-6 as the First AIMD Officer (1997 to 1999). I checked into CNAP in July 99, and have decided that 30 years is just about enough. Its been a "good-ride" from E-3 to O-5, and have requested to complete this "first career" in Feb 2001. Would love to hear from any and all former shipmates! Gary Spoon VP-31 / VP-17 ) and Carroll "Dick" Redding (VP-22)..Where are you? Your e-mail addresses are no longer in service! Now successfully entrenched for the past 7 years in the Defense Contractor world in San Diego..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14MAY2008 | 22FEB2000]

WESOLOWSKI, John "Ski" jwesolowski@williamsonline.com "...I served with VP-30 (1973-1976) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in the Line Shack. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 24JAN2013 | 14NOV2001]

WESSLER, Steve steve@swessler.com "...I served with VP-831 (10/1962-1969). Flew with same crew for many years. Our skipper was Dale E. Davis who was know as "Dog Easy". We flew the the Cuban Missle Blockade which were exciting days. Still licensed and flying after all these years..." [27SEP2012]

WEST, Charles L. lavelle7112@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VR-5 Detachment (1950-1952) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and the USS Boxer CV-21 (1953-1954)..." [15DEC2011]

WEST, ADC Donald W. Retired westd@southeast.net"...I had a number of tours in VP, beginning in VP-44 (PBM and P5M) in 1951+, VP-50 (P5M) in 1959+, and VP-22 (P3) in 1967+. Pretty good duty, all..."

WEST, CAPT Fred R. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=474 "...CAPT Fred R. West, USNR - NFL Number: 474 - Date of Birth: 7/29/1916 - Date In: 3/15/1941 - Date Out: 6/30/1965 - City, State: Lauderdale By The Sea, FL - School Attended: Univ of Florida - Aircraft Flown: SNJ, P2Y-2, PBY-5A, P4Y-2, P2V-6 - Ship or Unit: VP-94 VP-3 VP-801, CO - Pilot Desg.: Naval Aviator - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: South Atlantic Associations/Service Organizations: Assn of Nav Aviation Nav Av Museum Fdn Ret. Officers Assn Highest personal decoration or award: Significant Achievements: 5,800 Navy hrs. Past Pres. of Broward City Chap. of Ret. Offic- ers Assn & now on Board of Dir. Plank owner, U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. In Memoriam? No..." [28NOV2005]

WEST, Glenn West (AW3) Gwest@mauimail.com "...I was in VP6 from "91 until decommisioning, looking for anyone in the squadron during that time! especially Crew 8, (Frank, Ron, Pete, Chief Rock and the O's you know who you are! E-mail me..." [17SEP98]

WEST, Jack jtwo70@sbcglobal.net "...I was in VP-46 from March 1978 to Dec 1980. I was assigned to the Electrical shop, and made two deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan and that other wonderful place place in NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Really had some good times and raised some hell..." [E-Mail Updated 05AUG2006 | E-Mail Updated 23JUN99 | 07OCT98]

WEST, John gldsunset@aol.com "...I served with VP-50 from October 1970 to March 1974. Put together a Cruise Book after our Cam Ranh/ NS Sangley Point, Philippines Deployment. Would like to know what happened to some of the old gang. I am presently flying for Delta and living in Atlanta..." [24MAR99]

WEST, ABHC Michael mike_w_west@msn.com "...Shipmates! I am a proud member of VP-64 from 1991 to present..." [25MAR98]

WEST, AW3 Ray ray@dixiegen.com "...Served in VP-6 1969 to 1972. Would like to hear from anyone from that timeframe..." [07MAR2002]

WEST, ADJ3 Terry terrywest1963@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-10 (1964-1967) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with two deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland during transitioning from P2 to P-3. I would like to hear from former Shipmates (especially Jim "Moon" Mullins)..." [06NOV2011]

WESTBROOK, Robert F. whetrock@bellsouth.net "...I was a graduate of NAO Class 1 at NAS Pensacola, Florida in 1959. Saw the seaplanes (P5M) landing on the bay and thought they were beautiful. Requested seaplanes when I completed training and served with VP-49 at NAS Bermuda 1961 -1963 as Navigator/Tactical Coordinator on Woodpecker 6. We participated in the Mercury space flights and the Cuban blockade. We rotated a 6 plane detachment out of NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Served briefly with the USS Lake Champlain at the end of the blockade. The P5M was a fun plane. VP-49 was a great squadron and I served with a fine group of men. I am trying to locate LT James R. Arnold who was the copilot on Woodpecker 6. Jim left the Navy in about 1965 and flew for United. The last time I heard from him he was living near Denver - I am trying to locate J. P. A Maldonado, a pilot who served during that same period. I would appreciate any information. John if you happen upon this site drop a line..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 23MAY2005 | 09JUN99]

WESTBROOK, AX3 Ron rwest55@piasanet.com "...I served with VP-31 from 1964 to 1966. As the years go by - I wonder what Chief Nyland, LT Elsworth, Frank Ludka, "Honeypot" Hewett and LCDR Schmerhorn are doing..." [E-Mail Updated 23SEP2010 | E-Mail Updated 29MAR2006 | E-Mail Updated 15DEC2000 | 07APR98]

WESTBURGH, AEAN Leroy roywest@ptd.net "...I served with VP-831 (1952-1954) at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York. Our Plane Captain was PO1 Baronofski (PA), CPO "Pappy" Senger (Breezy Point Rockaway), AEC Alfons Jarvis (AMD Chief), LCDR Soyster (CO AMD), CAPTAIN William Scott Custer (CO NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York), AE T. V. HIGGINS, AE1 STEVE RAINER, AE1 S. J. CLARK, AE1 LANGE, AE2 SKELLY, AE2 BURKE, AE2 SPECHT and PO2 Louis FERNANDEZ..." [24DEC2014]

WESTLEY, James jamesorlavita@aol.com "...I served with VP-16 from 1981 through 1983. CDR Oliver was CO at the time. I would like to find any Shipmates that served with me at that time. It was the best group in the world..." [01FEB2001]

WESTMARK, AE3 Robert C. (Chris) cwestmark@svic.net "...I served with VP-11 from August 1970 thru April 1972. I had a ball. Many trips to P.R., NAS Bermuda, deployment to NS Rota, Spain, and NAS Sigonella, Sicily, the skiing and the ladies back in Maine, hard to imagine we were paid to do that stuff, I would do it for nothing now if I could. Were you there also?..." [E-Mail Updated 25SEP2004 | 05MAR2001]

WESTOVER, Milton E. "Mickey" 44mag1@verizon.net "...Served with VW-11 as a Plane Captain from May 1962 to February 1964. I was assigned to Crew 4 BUNO: 145940. I went back to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada 4 times in last 5 years. The base is gone (the Russians cut up all the buidings for scrap steel)..." [E-Mail Updated 20APR2004 | E-Mail Updated 06JAN2003 | 13JUN99]

WESTON, Larry H. LHWeston@aol.com "...Hello Men and Women of the VP-Navy, those who I have shared with and those that I will, and shall have served with in the future. I began my VP Navy career with VP-17, White Lightnings at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1977 to 1980. I later served a tour with VP-31, Black Lightning, RAG at NAS Moffett Field, California, 1980 to 1984. From 1984 to 1987 I was with VP-19, Big Red! Beginning in 1987 to 1990, I did a tour with NADEP NAS Alameda, California, formerly NARF Alameda. I later did a tour with VP-48 from 1990 to 1991. VP-48 decommissioned and I transferred to VP-47 from 1991 to 1992. The decommissionings really caused a heartbreak for me. So I retired in 1992. I really wished that I had stayed in. I really miss the moonlit glare off the ocean on dark clear nights. If ever given the opportunity again to join the VP-Navy on Active Duty, the CNO would have to personally and physically kick me out. He can't send his friends. I enjoyed and loved all my tours in the VP-Navy. Each tour was unique and none better that the other. Don't believe me? Then just ask anyone who had served with me..." [20AUG98]

WESTON, AE3 Richard D rweston@deltaquick.com "...I served with VP-24 from 1962 to 1965. I was an AE3 on P2V-7 LR1 BUNO: 148362 which I believe was the last P2V built..." [E-Mail Updated 17MAY2004 | 13NOV2000]

WETHERILL, LT Leo G. Retired lwetherill@earthlink.net "...I was a PPC in VPB-199, stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from September 1944 to June 1945 and remember only to well the accidents you refer to. In checking my log book I find that I flew most of the planes that you listed and remember all to well the fatalities, which actually were few when you consider the kind of flying we were doing. Multi-engine rocketry was experimental, to say nothing about the many weather problems. As you may recall NAS Whidbey Island, Washington was the first Ground Control of Aircraft (GCA) instalation which not only saved my life but many others. I would enjoy hearing from all of you. A special hi and hello to my ex-co-pilots, Ens. Schow, Gray, and Zinn..." [24MAR2000]

WETHERINGTON, Michael mykzouttatheblue@embarqmail.com "...I served with VP-40 (09/1972-06/1975) as a Sensor 1 with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan (2) and detachments to NSF Diego Garcia (1974). Looking back, nothing compares to that "Big Adventure." I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [20NOV2012]

WETMORE, Stan swnmct1961@att.net "...I served with VP-44 (07/1963-11/1966). Our CO was CDR Ball Hunter and XO CDR Waller..." [E-Mail Updated 09JUL2014 | 04JAN98]

WETZEL, CAPTAIN James F. Retired mimipapago@aol.com "...I served as XO to Ernie Nordtvedt 1970-1971, and CO 1971-1972. I learned a lot from Ernie, but was never able to keep up with his travels. XO stays behind. I started as a NAVCAD 1955 and flew P5M's in NAS North Island, San Diego, California and all points west. Flew P-3's in VP-4, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, 1966-1968. Served 2 tours in Washington, DC and retired after 3 years as CO NROTC Jacksonville University, Jax, FL. Worked in Jax till 1995. Retired and travelled a lot with my wife, Jan and dogs until she passed away Nov 10,2001 due to brain cancer. Attended the VP-16 Reunion on May 3-5, 2002. Would like to see more P-3 members attend. Would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [05MAY2002]

WEYENBERG, Rich theduo4u@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-8 (1950-1954). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [17JUL2013]


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