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Memorial Picture "...ZABRISKIE, Donald...To all VP-24 Shipmates: I just received a letter from Jane Zabriski, the wife on Shipmate Donald Zabriskie. On February 4, 2001 Don answered the final muster. To those of you who knew Don, I think you will agree he was a good Shipmate. In his last years while suffering from terminal cancer, he was not to concearned with how much more time he had but rather how he would use the time granted him. I communicated with him frequently, he was always upbeat and never bitter. I hope you will all bid Don a good ferwell and hope we will all serve together again in the new life that never ends. God bless his wife and family..." Contributed by Herman Jacobs Wild1930@AOL.com [24FEB2001]

ZABRAUSKAS, Glen gm23845@flash.net "...I was attached to VP-90 in late 1980 -1981,then two more years as a reserve. I was a AE2 when i got out. One of my best trips was with VP-90. We went to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan in 1981 (I think that was the year). I flew there in the P-3. It was a memorable flight. Well take care all..." [18JAN2000]

ZACHAR, AW1 Bob Robert6770@AOL.COM "...I was a Weekend Warrior with VP-92 9/70 - 6/72. VP-67 1/73 - 3/94. Flew countless Fri. & Sun night Airlifts picking up squadron mates on Thunder Chicken Airlines; 2600 hours in 21 years. Saw the world. Loved those PI trips!! Couldn't get past AW1, Got in trouble ?? sometimes. Now I'm a Platoon Sgt (E7) in MS Army National Guard - Tank Cmdr. on M1A1 Abrams tanks. 28 years service. The Army is different, but I love the sound of the tank's turbine starting up - reminds me of the P-3's APU. Any ole VP-67 Shipmates out there, email me..." [08JUN98]

ZACK, RM2 Donald dlzack@comcast.net "...I served aboard the USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14] from 1954 to 1956 in the Radio shack. Made 2 cruises. I especially remember the cruise we spent in the Pescadore Islands. There were no villages, only a few palm trees and a beach. On our way "steaming" to the Phillipine Islands, we stopped the ship over the deepest part of the Pacific ocean and put out the cargo nets and we all went for a swim! We spent a lot of time patroling the Formosa Straits using the P5M'S. I made 2 patrol flights as a "back-up radioman". Looking to communicate with other USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14] Shipmates..." [06OCT2004]

ZAFFT, Gale H. (Buzz) rhinestone38@aol.com "...I served in VP-1 from 1956 thru 1959 in flight crew number 5 and I would like to hear from any of my Shipmates or Crewman. My deployments were to Alaska and Hawaii. The rest of my tme was at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Had lots of good tmes..." [28JAN2001]

ZAFRAN, LCDR Bob Retired vpfourever@gmail.com "...Flew in P2's, P-3's, and P5M's for 22 years. I was an ex-P2 Radioman (AT/AX). I was also a TACCO in the P-3 Orion. I served with VP-4 (1959-1962),FAETUPAC (1962-1965), Naval Flight Officer Training (1965-1966), NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, Weapons System Test (WST) Squadron (1966-1968), Naval Postgraduate School (BS) (1968-1970), VP-4 (1971-1974), Naval Postgraduate School (MS) (1974-1976), VP-40 (1976-1978), NAS Moffett Field, California (1978-1979), and OinC PSD NAS Moffett Field, California 1979-1980)..." [E-Mail Updated 21OCT2008 | E-Mail Updated 12DEC2002 | BIO Updated 20NOV2000 | E-Mail Updated 30JUL98]

ZAGORODNEY, David david_zag@hotmail.com "...From 80-83 I was in VP-1, I then went to PMTC Point Mugu for three years. From 87 until 91 I was attached to VPU-2 Crews 12 and 14. My final P-3 time was back at NAWC Pt Mugu,CA where I left in 94. Like I said "I almost couldn't believe it when they told me we wouldn't be getting per diem the first time I got to Thailand on the ship". What kind of Navy is that surface Navy..."

ZAHORIK, AT3 Richard M. rzahorik_zorro@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-57 (1956-1957) with a NAS Adak, Alaska as a rotating low ECM crew. I wonder if anyone can remember or recall our flights to Siberia?..." [13FEB2012]

ZAISS, Mike rmzi@tri-lakes.net "...I served in VW-3 Agana Guam ffrom 1957 to 1959. Had to be the best time of my early life. Too bad one doesn't really apreicate the experiences at that early age. We logged many hours in that time, both weather and barrier missions. Saw much of the world. Was transfered to Hawaii in 1959 but it just wasn't the same. The WillyVictors were a real treat. Great duty. Would like to here from Shipmates..." [15NOV2000]

ZAJACK, Richard (Zig (Dick) dickzz@snet.net "... I served with VP-56 from April 1962 - February 1966 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I was a Crew Member on LQ-10, LQ3 and LQ-5. I have many great memories..." [13MAR2005]

ZAKARIAN, LT Jack jzakarian@crossstreettrade.com "...I served at VP-10 ( NAS Brunswick, Maine) from 1965 to the end of 1970. Served as PPC on two planes and a memeber of two other CAC's. Worked in the Navigation and AirFrames Shops. I currently live in Gloucester, MA. I'm in the phone book if you are every up this way...." [23APR2001]

ZALLNICK, LT Deidre http://iowa.rotc.rpi.edu/nrotc/meetbn/zallnick.html "...LT Zallnick graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1997 with a BS in Ocean Engineering. Upon graduation she attended Initial Flight School Training NAS Pensacola, Florida. She completed Primary and Intermediate Flight Training in NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida with the VT-3 Red Knights. Upon completion, she went to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas for Advanced Training with the VT-31 Wise Owls. There she received her Wings of Gold on 7 May 1999. Her next assignment was to the P-3 FRS, VP-30, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. From there she reported to VP-26 in NAS Brunswick, Maine. While assigned to VP-26 she served as the Airframes Branch Officer, Indoctrination Officer, Plans Officer, and Quality Assurance Officer. Her qualifications included Patrol Plane Pilot, Patrol Plane Commander, Functional Check Flight Pilot, and Mission Commander. She completed two six month deployments with the Tridents. The first was to NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 2000. There she participated in Operation Joint Guardian over Kosovo and Operation Deliberate Force over Bosnia. She also participated in several allied exercises is the Mediterranean Sea and the North Sea. Her second deployment was split between NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, Ecuador, and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Operations included support missions for the War on Drugs and Operation Enduring Freedom. LT Zallnick is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. LT Zallnick is authorized to wear the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Battle "E" Ribbon, National Defense Medal (Two awards), Armed Force Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (Two awards), Pistol Marksmanship Medal and several campaign ribbons..." [17APR2004]

ZAMORA, Robert "Roz" c/o G. S. Zamora jczdesign@juno.com "...My Father, Robert "ROZ" Zamora, flew with VP-771 out of NAS Los Alamitos, California and then out of NAS Point Mugu, California in the mid 1960's and early 1970's. He was ordinanceman (E-4, I think) and flew in the reserves. He does not have e-mail or any online capabilities but I'm sure he'd be interested in hearing from any former Shipmates..." [28MAY2004]

ZAMORA, AT1 Travis Retired zzman6@aol.com "...I served with VP-66 from 1985 to 1988 and 1992 to 1996..." [20MAY2010]

ZAMORANO, ROLAND zamo1@mindspring.com "...I was in VP-1 From '83 to '86. Would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03APR2001 | E-Mail Updated 08FEB99 | 14NOV97]

ZANESKY, Richard rmzanes@webtv.net "...I was stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii VP-17 69-70. Made 1 cruise to Iwakuni. Great place great liberty. I was an ams-3 and worked mostley corrosion control in airframes. VP Navy was the best..." [09DEC98]

ZANG, Robert jjacbob228@peoplepc.com "...I was stationed on the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) late 1945-till decommissioning at Philadephia July 1946..." [13AUG2005]

ZANIEWSKI, AW2(SS-1) Steve s.zaniewski@comcast.net "...I served in VP-6, VP-31, and VP-23 and pretty much love every minute of it. Any Team Bohica members give me a shout. You know who you are. Also am looking for squadron patches from VP-23's last deployment..." [E-Mail Updated 01JAN2005 | E-Mail Updated 14OCT2000 | 03JUL2000]

ZAPEL, Russell A. r.a.zapel@juno.com "...Served with VP-74..."

ZARDESKAS, CAPTAIN Zeke gigahertz@aol.com "...I served with VW-1 (12/1965-09/1967) flying the EA-6B..." [21AUG2017]

ZASTROW, AE Kurt king154689@msn.com "...I served with VP-46 as an AE from 1986 to 1991. I am now involved with Building Maintance in Moutain View, California. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 15DEC2008 | 07MAY99]

ZASTUDIL, ATR John bohunkjohn@yahoo.com "...I served with VAW-122 from November 1969 to March 1971 when I was discharged. I was one of 3 ATR's working in Intermediate Maintenance on the radar. The other Shipmates were Harold Hamilton and Terry Kreimeier. Seems like just yesterday..." [11APR2011]

ZAVADIL, ADR2 (A/C) Gerald "Jerry" Shipmate PixCirca 1962 gbzavadil@gmail.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1960 to 1963. My first flight assignment was as Second Mechanic on Crew-1. My Plane Captain was Glenn Rogers and later was ADRC C. E. McClure. In August 1962 I took over as Plane Captain on Crew-6. Ours was one of the crews sent to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba the first day of the blockade. We also were the crew to fly the high speed-low level photo recon. over the Cuban Missle Bases. Other exciting events were to be at Cape Canaveral at the first manned space flight when Alan Shepard was launched and flying third orbit recovery out of NAS Bermuda for the Gemini 6 orbit flights. It's been fourty five years, but it seems like last week. Hello to any old Shipmates who might remember me. Nowdays life is pretty easy. I'm a fulltime R/V person. Summers are spent in Minnesota and winters on the Texas Riveara. Mail address is 2124 Lawrence Lane, Grand Island, Nebraska 68803..." [PIX Added 10APR2009 | 20MAR2008]

ZAWACKI, AT1 Ed Shipmate Pix ezawacki@erols.com "...ARN-14/18 Bench Tech AIMD NAS Pensacola, Florida from 1982-1984, P-3 Radio Operator VQ-1 from 1984-1987, P-3 Radio/Radar Operator VXN-8 from 1987-1991, NRL from 1991-1994, NRL from 1998-2001, and currently serving with NRL..." [BIO Updated 07APR2003]

ZAYED, DR Chuck exnavyman@adelphia.net "...I served as a Corpsman at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1952 to 1954. I then served aboard the USS Kula Gulf (CVE-108), Pharmacy School (California) and finally Psychology School..." [25MAY2007]

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