VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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ShipmateVP-1 ShipmatesShipmate

ADAMS, David davada12003@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1981 to 1984. After 20 years in the corporate world I am now pursuing a Master degree in education on a full time basis. Would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 07SEP2010 | 24JUN99]

ADAMS, ADCS David L. bbadams@haysco.net"...I served in VP-60, (selres) From 1969-1974 as a Plane Captain on P-2's and transitioned to P-3's in 1974. Then Flew as a second mech with VP-90 until 1982 when I came back on active duty. I went through flight engineer training in VP-30, and joined VP-1 in Jul. 1983. I served in VP-1 until transfering to VP-22 in Aug 1988. I transfered to Navy Recruiting in 1992 in San Aantonio, Tx. In Oct 1995 I reported back to VP-1. I would like to communicate with fellow P-3 Flight engineers and shipmates from all my past squadrons. VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, Oak Harbor, WA 98278...I transferred to VAQ-141 Oct. 1997 were I am the Quality Assurance Supervisor. In December 1998, I transfer to the Senior Enlisted Academy, March 1999, I transfer to Recruiting School, Pensacola, Fl, then back to Recruiting District San Antonio, TX. in May 1999..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 04DEC98 | 07APR98]

ADAMS, ABCS Herb Retiredshogun630@webtv.net "...In September of 1950 I reported to VS-25 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Ten years later, in 1960, I flew to Hong Kong in a plane co-piloted by my old Executive Officer from VS-25 (Cdr. Kelly) An old TBM driver flying an R5D. I spent a year in VP-1. Six months of it at NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan as a Barracks MAA. (One guy died from Encephalitis while we were living in tents, so they moved us into a barracks area) I loved that tour and came home Thanksgiving. Turkey Dinners on both sides of the Dateline. I also ran a Crash Boat Crew and Seaplane Ramp at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines where we operated with P5M's from VP-40 for one week a year. I had to send one of their P5M's back on a barge when the Coxwain of my Line Handling Boat went inside the P5M instead of alongside. Went to the NAS Cubi Point, Philippines for FASRON-113, but it got phased out and I went to NAS instead. Spent time on BHR, Shangri-La, Midway, and Forrestal, plus recruiting in Syracuse, NY and Crash Crew at Pensacola. Retired in Oct of '69..." [25MAR2000]

ADAMS, Paul appzdude@netzero.net "...VP-9 '80-'83 & VP-1 '85-'89. Avionics Tech. (Weapons System Tech). Anyone remember me drop me a line. Deployments: NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Misawa, Japan, NAS Adak, Alaska, and NSF Diego Garcia. I know your out there so lets talk..." [13JAN2001]

ADRION, CAPT Robert J. Shipmate Pix http://www.cprfp.navy.mil/BioCommodore.asp "...CAPT Robert J. Adrion - CPRW-2 - Captain Robert J. Adrion was born in Brooklyn, NY. He was raised in Pine Bush, NY and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1982. Following designation as a Naval Aviator in February 1984, his first operational assignment was with VP-24. During this tour as a "Batman", he completed deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily and served as the Pilot Training, Pilot NATOPS, and Safety/NATOPS Officer. In March 1988, Captain Adrion transferred to the "Pro's Nest" of VP-30 serving as Tactical Training Team Pilot, Aircraft Division Officer and Pilot Training Officer. His following sea duty was as the Operations Administration Officer aboard the USS SARATOGA where he qualified as an Officer of the Deck and deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in support of NATO operations in Bosnia. In August 1993, Captain Adrion reported to the "Screaming Eagles" of VP-1 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, serving as the Command Services and Maintenance Officer. During his tour, he deployed to the western Pacific and Indian Oceans in support of United Nations' sanctions against Iraq. Following his Department Head tour, Captain Adrion was assigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, DC to serve as the VP / VQ Combat Placement Officer. In July 1997, he was selected to attend the Marine Command and Staff College in Quantico, VA where he completed a Masters Degree in Military Science. Captain Adrion reported to NAS Brunswick, Maine in March of 1999, serving as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of VP-26. From April 2001 to March 2003, he was Training Officer for Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Atlantic and from March 2003 to March 2005 he was assigned to the Joint Staff as the Deputy Division Chief and Division Chief for the J-3 Reconnaissance Operations Division..." [08DEC2005]

ALBERS, Wiliam (Bill) P. usna1953@aol.com "...I served in three squadrons listed in VPNavy: VU-5 ( NAS Atsugi, Japan 3/55 - 8/57), VP-1 ( NAS Whidbey Island, Washington 7/60 - 4/62) and VO-67 (formed at NAS Alameda, California and deployed to Nakon Phonom, 5/67 - 8/68)..." [15MAR99]

ALLEN, AOC (NAC/AW) Steve (Snuffy) Retired SaSteveCPO@aol.com "...Hello FELLOW Shipmates. I have some outstanding memories of numerous deployments with some of the most outstanding people in the world - P-3 SAILORS. Served with VP-49 1979-82, VP-16 1982-85, VP-1 1985-88, VP-17 1993-95, and CPWP 1995-98. Never under-estimate the usefulness of ordnance!!!!!!..." [E-Mail Updated 29SEP99 | 13JUL98]

ALLISON, Thomas L. Jr. suesammamish@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska (1958). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16MAR2015]


ATHA, Nicolette nselby2002@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-47 (1992 to 1995) and VP-1 (1995 to 1996). I am currently working for the Dycorp International on P-3's in Greenville SC. Ciardelli is here too. Vesey came up with VP-30 a few months ago..." [16AUG2005]

Memorial Picture "...BACHHOFER, ADCS Jack...Jack Bachhofer died early Saturday morning May 30th, 2010. Jack served with VP-1, VP-11 and AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Jack will be missed..." Contributed by McCOMAS, AVCM Finis "Mac" mcporet@newwavecomm.net [11OCT2010]

BACHHOFER, Jack bachhoferJ@aol.com "...I was in VP-1 from Aug 1969 thru Nov 1977. Done a bit of everything -- Eng Mechanic, 2nd mech, P/P QAR Transfered to NAS Jacksonville, Florida. AIMD in 1977 and in 1981 was offered boat duty somewhere on the water. Decided Flt Engineer school was a better choice, after school [Oct 81] transfered to VP-11 NAS Brunswick, Maine. Left there in Oct 84 to my first non VP squadron. Was Maint Chief on Search and Rescue Helos [UH1N] until retireing in Aug 1987. VP-1 has a Reunion setting up for May 2000 in Pensacola Fla; this is for Squadron years 1969 thru 1974. I would like to hear from any old Shipmates..." [26APR99]

BAGNALL, AD3 Donald W. donbagnall@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 (1951-1954) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (quonset huts) and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (tents). I was the squadron's worst mechanic - a well earned honor. Best friends were CC Price, Bud Weiberg. I then served with VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (1954). Ironically got a job at Idlewild Airport (later named JFK) working on 3350s for Lockheed. Finished college traded wrenches for a diploma and became a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent. Navy never aware of my administrative skills. Still in Wa. Lost track of CC Price but still in touch with Bud who lives in Missouri. As a geezer would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12JUN2013]

BAILEY, AT1 Deanna deesnow412@aol.com "...I was with VP-11 from 1991 to 1995, Force Aircraft Test Squadron in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1995 to 1998, VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1998 to 2002 and for my final duty did a Corrections tour at the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, SC. I am currently an Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator at a gear manufacturing plant in Charleston. Would love to hear from anyone I was stationed with..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 29NOV2006 | 08JAN99]

BARAN, ATC(AW/NAC) Richard "Shipwreck" Shipmate Pix geographer@wavecable.com "...I served aboard the USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) with ADC Mark Stroschein from 1985 to 1988, HC-1 from 1988 to 1990 NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-31 from 1990 to 1991 (student) NAS Moffett Field, California with AT1 Kanton Miller as my instructor, VP-40 from 1991 to 1994 NAS Moffett Field, California and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, CPWP NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-9 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. I particpated on two deployments with USS Belleau Wood (LHA-3) flying UH-1Ns and marine CH-46s. Flew H-3s and CH-53s with HC1. Saw my first P-3 doing sub prosecution off San Clemente Island. Did the VP-40 "Quad site" as CAC-7s IFT along with AW1 Mark Judge and AO1 Jimmy Thompson, flying from Howard AFB, Panama, NAS Key West, FL, NAS Adak, AL, and LaPaz, Mexico! Later went to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Misawa, Japan on my fourth deployment in the Navy with the 3 Cajuns (AW3 Christian Leleux, AO3 Troy Kling, and ???) on CAC-7. Served as the last west-coast IFT evaluator with CPWP under CAPTAIN Getzfred, CDR Blanchette and the Chiefs Johnson (little "J" and big "J"). While at the wing I went TAD to VP-47 for their 1997 7th fleet deployment. I then served with VP-9 for 3 deployments (Gulf, Gulf, and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan), where it was my pleasure and honor to serve as IFT with LT Lamana, AO1 'Ray Ray' Davis, AO1 'L.A.' Mequet, and AEC Mike Johnson. I moved on to Naval Weapons Test Squadron NAS Point Mugu, California in September 2000. We flew P-3As, 'billboard' NP-3Ds, and brought C-130s back into the active duty navy (including 'Phoenix321' of VXE-6 fame for any OAEs out there.) After redesignating from NWTS to VX-30, I deployed the only Airborne Drone Launch and Control DC-130A left in existence to Operation Iraqi Freedom at Ali al Salem AB, Kuwait. I flew with our XO, CDR Steve Gasparovich, LCDR Mark Miller, Major Baxter and SCMSgt Brooks of the CA ANG, AM1 Mike Allen, AME1 Ralph Herrera, and AT1 Sean Schuhriemen. I transferred to VP-1 in August 2004, taking a few weeks to go TAD down to Eglin AFB, FL to fly the AFs last NC-130A 'Lone Wolf' on several T&E flights, culminating in its final flight. I flew with LtCol Duffy, Major Barkley, and SSgt Rousset. After returning I was assigned as Safety/NATOPS LCPO. "We're still alive, so don't worry about it!". I'm working as a commissioned officer with the Washington State Patrol these days..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20MAY2009 | BIO Updated 23FEB2004 | BIO Updated 23JUL2003 | Rank Updated 13NOV2001 | E-Mail Updated 01JUN2001 | 30JUL2000]

BARCLAY, AO2 Jeffrey G. "Lurch" lighthousejeff@hotmail.com "...I served in VX-1 (1967-1969) at NAS Key West, Florida. Started in Special Services, then the ordinance shop, and worked my way into an aircrew position on a P-3. I was transferred to VP-1 (1969-1971) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and helped the squadron transition from the P2V to the P-3B. My crew, Crew 5 "Dree’s Dragons", was the first in the squadron to make Alpha in the P-3. In 1970 we deployed (WesPac) to NAS Iwakuni, Japan with detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand with side trips to Okinawa, the Philippines and Taiwan. After the deployment we returned to a new home base at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii where my crew took part in sub hunting detachments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska as well as NAS Midway Island..." [17MAY2012]

BARR, Chuck barr1137@ix.netcom.com "...I served in the Navy, Patrol Squadron 1 (VP-1), NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from Sep, 1956 thru June, 1958. Does anyone know of any reunion plans in the works?..."

BAUM, Maurice G. mbaum1@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (11/1954-05/1955)..." [23OCT2011]

BECK, Steven sdbeck@surewest.net "...I served with VP-1 (1981-1987) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a FE..." [27OCT2014]

BEHR, Lyle polyfoam243@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1975-1979) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. What a wonderful life of memories I have..." [05AUG2011]

BELL, Terry mw90537@navix.net "...VP-1 May 1968 to Sept 1969 sure had some great times. Would like to hear from people that knew me. Looking for Dennis Comber he left the squaron around July 1969, or anyone. Had some great times Let me hear from you..." [23DEC97]

BELTMAN, Karen kbeltman@us.hsanet.net "...I've been looking for some of my old Shipmates who might be in my area of the country. It's nice to know that you can still maintain friendships from afar. I served VP-1 from 12/91 through 10/94. Thanks..." [14AUG99]

BENNETT, Kerrigan kerriganbennett@comcast.net "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from October 1990 to December 1993 and a 3-year tour as station pilot at NS Rota, Spain. Now back in the S.F. Bay area. I'd like to hear from any old Shipmates..." [29JUL2009]

BIRD, CWO3 Dennis Retired dkbird@earthlink.net"...BUPERS from from 1976 to 1979, VP-24 from 1979 to 1982, Detachment NAS Point Mugu, California and NAS Dallas, Texas from 1982 to 1985, NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1989 to 1992, VP-1 from 1992 to 1995, CPW-10 (NAS Whidbey Island, Washington) from 1996 to 1998 and retired August 1, 1998. Currently working as a Learning and Development Specialist for Northrop Grumman Corporation in St. Augustine, FL..." [BIO Updated 19NOV2007 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 25MAY99 | Updated E-Mail 04SEP98 | Updated 15MAY98]

BLACKBURN, AT1 Michael "Fritz" fritzthecat@mindspring.com "...Joined in 1981 and was assigned to VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Transitioned to the P-3C then went to VP-1, also at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. After another transition to Charlies, went to NAS Memphis, Tennessee for AVIC-7 school. Txfered to VP-31 FRAMP as an instructor for P-3B Mod avionics in 1986. VP-22 got me in 1990. The Blue Geese had the best AT shop crew Period. Made a big mistake and went to shoreduty in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington AIMD. That place did me in and I escaped in October 1996. Now I'm the Avionics TechRep for VP-94 in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. Let the Mardi Gras begin!..." WebSite: http://www.mindspring.com/~fritzthecat/index.html [15APR99]

BLANKENSHIP, Jim awchief@home.com "...Attatched to VP-31, VP-1, VP-30, VP-44, VP-23, and VP-26 over the years. I also did tours in AW "A" (instructor) and ASWOC/TSC NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Retired in '86 after logging time in P5M's, P2V7's and P-3A/B/C(Update II)'s. Would like to hear from any "old" (we are all a bit older now) Shipmates from any of those squadrons..." [10NOV2000]

BLEWETT, ADCS (AW) Patrick J. blewett@whidbey.net "...P-3's from Start to Finish..... Started in as a "Second Mech," then the best job in the Navy.... "Flight Engineer." Started as a Airman in VP-4 (1976-1981) Instructor VP-31 (1982-1985) on to VP-19 (1985-1989). Then to the best tour I ever had...... Commander Naval Air forces Pacific (CNAP) P-3 Evaluator and Model Manager Team (1989-1992) Back to the fleet with a tour in VP-9 Moffet transitioned to Hawaii (1992-1996) High speed low pass through VP-46 (Jan to May 96) Ground Pounding now in VP-1 (96 till.....)..."

BOERGER, Ron "Mongo" rboerger@msw0.attnet.or.jp "...VP-1 81-84, VP-4 89-92, PATWINGSPAC DET ADAK OIC 93-94, Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) Ops Officer 94-96, currently XO at NAF Misawa, Japan. Would love to hear from any former shipmates!..."

BONNER, AZ3 Vinnie jerseycocoa@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 (1976-1978) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with two deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and detachments to NAS Agana, Guam and NSF Diego Garcia VP-26 (1978-1979) at NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [17NOV2014]

BONVILLE, William J. "Bill" shipmate pix...circa 1945 bonville@q.com "...I served with VPB-2, VP-1, FAW-3, VPB-4 and FAW-4. We flew the PB2Y Coronado Aircraft..." WebSite: http://uci.net/~bonville/ [E-Mail Updated 25MAR2012 | E-Mail/URL Updated 26FEB2004 | 08FEB98]

BOSSE, Eugene "Moo" gbosse@kc.rr.com "...VP-1 5/62 to 12/64 YB 7 -- 1st tech 63/64 aka crew 7/ "Tired tigers" after 123hrs in the air in a month -- always listen'n to them bouys -- still listen'n..." [17MAR2007]

BOUDREAU, James "LOU" jimboud@gateway.net "...I served in VP-1 from Mar 89 to Feb 92 and couldn't have asked for a better squadron. I would like to hear from anyone I served with..." [04MAY99]

BOUDREAU, AE2 Jim "JB" boudreau@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and made two WesPac Deployments. I held the Squadron record for fastest T-56 Engine Generator replacement without any error's - now go get those subs! Two sons (1983 and 1984) of mine were born at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. "Best time in my life"..." [05JUN2009]

Memorial Picture "...BOYD, Jim...Jim Boyd (served with VP-1, VP-17, VP-22, VP-48, and VP-50), 58 years of age, passed away at 12:31 on July 18, 2003 at the hospital. He had Sepsis and his whole body just shut down. The funeral will be on Monday, July 21, 2003 - at 10:00 A.M. and will be held at the Hartman Funeral Home in McComb, Miss. Cards may be sent to: James Boyd Family, 1037 Golf Lane, Summit, MISS 39648. Forwarded by Lee Anderson vp48sugarfox1@gmail.com ..." [19JUL2003]

BOYD, Jim (Deceased) chiefjb@netdoor.com "...My patrol squadron career began in 1966, I reported to VP-48 from B school in Jacksonville, the were flying SP5B's out of NAS North Island, San Diego, California and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I made one detachment as a maintenance electrician an returned to NAS North Island, San Diego, California; we were selected for transition to new P-3's, my first flight experience was in pig boats. I remained in VP-48 until 1972 transferring to NAMTG 1012 at Moffett. I was a flight engineer on the NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Adak, Alaska deployments, both deployments were fun, however, we lost "F" troop: a tragedy I will never forget. I was also assigned to Patron VP-50, VP-17, VP-1, VP-22, and VRF-31, with numerous TAD'S throughout the Pacific fleet. I retired as a Senior Chief Aviation Electric out of NAMTG Headquarters, NAS Memphis, Tennessee. My career also include tours of duty with the Iranian Airforce and the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy..." [Deceased 19JUL2003 | 13FEB2000 | 20NOV99]

BRAGG, PO2 Joseph Franklin braggj001.jb@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1..." [15MAR2019]

BRANDENBURG, AT1 Blake Blake@southshore.com "...Served in VP-1 from '80-'84 "O" Level and from '87-'91 "I" Level. Currently residing in Northern Arkansas..."

BRANDT, LCDR Charles "CR" Retired crbrandt@ak.net "...I served with VP-1 (1974-1977) with Crew-1 and Crew-7..." [19AUG2011]


BRENNAN, NCCS(AW) Eugene "Skip" Retiredbrennan123@aol.com "...Assigned to VP-1 from 71 to 74 as AMH2. VP-91, COMRESPATWINGPAC, NARCEN NAS Moffett Field, California, PSD NAS Moffett Field, California, REDCOM 11 NAS Dallas, Texas..." [11FEB99]

BRIGGS, AX3 Dale dalebriggsster@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1964 to 1966 Combat Aircrew Viet Nam..." [05NOV2006]

BROGDON, AWC(AW/NAC) Rob Retiredrbrogdon@mindspring.com "...VP-49 (76-79); VP-1 (82-86); VP-44 (88-91); VP-23 (91-92); VX-1 (92-95). Mostly Non-Acoustic, P-3s: BMod SuperBEES, C Baseline; CMod, CUIII/IV. I could not ever speak of my career without attributing the credit to three very specific influences: AOCS Harold D. Connor (yeah, I know.. a bb stacker); AWC Don Perkins and AWCS Rod Pitts..." [ICQ# 8327021] [15JUL98]

BROOKS, Burt Burt_Brooks@jtif.webfld.navy.mil "...Did the VP-1 thing from 1983 to 1986. Flight Engineer training in VP-30. Retired AECS living at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland current a civil servant at the base..." [26AUG98]

BROOKS, REAR ADMIRAL Richard E. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/brooksre.html "...Rear Admiral Richard E. Brooks - United States Navy - Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, Atlantic. Rear Admiral Richard E. Brooks, a native of Portland, Oregon, graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in June 1974 and was designated a Naval Aviator in September 1975. In addition, Rear Admiral Brooks is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School where he received a Masters Degree in Computer Information Systems Management, the Naval War College where he received a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, and the Armed Forces Staff College. Operationally, Rear Admiral Brooks served in VP-1, VP-48, and CPW-10 and commanded VP-19 and CPW-5. Additionally, he served aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the Operations Admin Officer and Training Officer and earned designation as a Fleet Officer of the Deck and Surface Warfare Officer. Ashore, Rear Admiral Brooks served as an Instructor/ Standardization pilot and Student Control Officer in Training Squadron TWENTY-EIGHT. Major Staff duty tours include Aviation Programs Analyst, Programming Division (N80), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and on the Joint Staff (J3) as Head, Programs, Budget, and Requirements Branch, Counter Narcotics Division. Additionally, Rear Admiral Brooks served as the Executive Assistant to Director, Air Warfare (N88), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and as a CNO Fellow on the CNO Strategic Studies Group where he selected for Flag Rank in December of 1998. In August 1999, he returned to the Chief of Naval Operations Staff where he served as Deputy Director and Fleet Liaison for Space, Information Warfare, Command and Control (N6B) until August 2000. In September 2000, he assumed his current position as Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Atlantic. Rear Admiral Brooks has been awarded the Legion of Merit (three), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two), Navy Commendation Medal (two), Navy Achievement Medal, and various other service awards..." [14JUN2003]

BROUGHAM, LT Benedict A. olben@aol.com "...I was a Navcad at NAS Pensacola, Florida, class 31-55. Ended up at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in VP-1 from August 57 to August 59. Was cursing the net and found this site. Very interesting. Looking for some old squadron buddies, Jerry Brockhouse and Roy Pomrenning. Four of us lived togather off base at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I'm still in touch with the fourth, Bob Jacobsen. If anybody sees this get in touch..." [29MAY2001]

BROWN, Robert L. "Brownie" rlb@seanet.com "...I served with VP-1 Crew 5 from 1963 through 1966..." [29MAY2000]

BRYANT, FCC William D. Retired willyb@chatt.mindspring.com "...I was in the VP Navy from 1969 to 1984. VP-50, FASOTRAGRUPAC Det NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-1, and VP-46. I switched from AWC to FCC in 1984..." [22MAY2001]

BRYSON, AO Gene gbryson@casham.com "...I was an AO with VP-1 between March 1967 and December 1970. Crew 5 in the P2V Neptunes, and Crew 4 "Hanson's Hackers" in the P-3 Orions. Did a total of three cruises to the south Pacific. Two to NS Sangley Point, Philippines with missions out of NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, and one to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, with missions out of Thailand. Started out home based on NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, hope to get back there some day, and ended up based in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. The time I didn't spend at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, I'd spend there. After four years active duty with VP-1, did two more years voluntary reserves at NAS Moffett Field, California because, even though I didn't like the rules and regs of the Navy, I loved to fly! Stumbled upon this site while searching for another site that had a lot of pictures from VP-1's criuses in the 60's..." [E-Mail Updated 25JAN2007 | 14NOV2002]

BUCKLEY, ATC Billy B. Retired 1941/1963 silverbullit@earthlink.net "...1947 through 1950..."

BUEHRLE, Gregory C. gregory.buehrle@sbcglobal.net "...Still work in Brooks "City Base" for the same mission I did in 1999 POW/MIA Analyst. I served VP-1 from 1973 to 1976. I met a great gal from the PI and am still married 31 years, and they said it wouldn't last! Fair Winds Shipmates!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20JUL2006 | 03MAR99]

BUMGARDNER, CWO2 GARY M. bummy@pioneernet.net "...VP-1 (9603-9805) / VP-10 (AEC/9301-9601) / VP-11 (8912-9212) / VP-93 (8804-8911) / VP-64 (7808-8804) / VP-93 (7310-7807) / VP-64 (7008-7309). NICE TO SEE SO MANY GREAT FRIENDS ARE STILL OUT THERE AND KICKING..." [01DEC98]

BURDSAL, PN3 William Henry "Bill" billy.burdsal@att.net "...I served with VP-1 (1960-1962) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska, Naval Air Maintenance Training Group at NAS Millington, Tennessee (1963-1964). Attended Memphis State University (1964-1969), married (1964) and have two daughters. I retired as investment advisor with Merrill-Lynch and operated ad agency for 35 years..." [27APR2013]

CALDWELL, Charles "Chuck" cbc222.cald@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 and VP-45. Pilot and Crew 3 PPC August 1963 - July 1965. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUN2018 | E-Mail Updated 02SEP2007 | 00XX97]

CALL, John jfc964@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1962-1965)..." [E-Mail Updated 08AUG2014]

CALLEJO, CDR Joseph S. callejojoe@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1983 to 1986 and VP-68 from 1987 to 1997. It is always great to run into old Shipmates. It was a great squadron because we had great people. Thanks everyone for those years. I am now a Captain for American Airlines..." [E-Mail Updated 31MAR2009 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 14APR2004 | 22JUN98]

CAMMER, Bobby E. popstrash@sc.rr.com "...I served with VP-1 Crew 7 from 1953 to 1954. We flew the P2V-5A and P2V-5F..." [08JUL2004]

CAMPBELL, ATN2 Harold poppazoidi@bellsouth.net "...Attached to VP-1, Crew 6 from 1962-1964, Flew with CDR Michaud as PPIC, Ltjg Korb as TACCO, Lt Michell as 3rd Pilot, Dave Pugh Plane Captain, Fred Schutte 2nd Mech, Danny Doyle 2nd Tech, ? Graves 3rd Tech, ? Musser Ordinance and Charlie ? Electrician. Attached to VS-33 in 1966-67. Flew aircrew with Lt. Sacco off the Benjo Maru (CVS-20). Upon departing Yankee Station, we made a slight diversion to Sydney for Coral Sea Week. The only redeeming thing of flying aircrew in a S2F was the cat shots and recoveries. Maximum adrenal rush!..." [17MAR2010]

CAMPBELL, John "JJ" Safehands4u@aol.com "...I spent some time in VP-1, VP-23, VP-49, COMICEASWGROUP in Keflavik, and at the TSC in Sig..." [E-Mail Updated 03JUL2001]

CANUP, PO1 Michael Retired mcc6289@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 (01/1974-11/1975) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [08APR2014]

CARPENTER, CDR Bradley A. Shipmate Pix http://www.cprfp.navy.mil/BioCSO.asp "...Commander Bradley A. Carpenter was born in McCook, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program in December of 1984. Following designation as a Naval Aviator in September of 1985, and completion of P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron pilot training at VP-30 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Commander Carpenter joined VP-10 in NAS Brunswick, Maine. While assigned to VP-10 he served as Logs and Records Officer, Communications Material Security Officer, Special Weapons Officer, and Quality Assurance Officer. He was designated a P-3C Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, and NATOPS Instructor Pilot, and completed two split-site deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and one single-site deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. In May of 1990, Commander Carpenter was selected for the Personnel Exchange Program and assigned to No. 11 Squadron at Edinburgh, South Australia, flying the Royal Australian Air Force P-3C Orion. The first exchange officer ever to be recognized by the Royal Australian Catalina Association for contributions made to pilot training, he was presented with the coveted Catalina Trophy. Following his tour with the Royal Australian Air Force, Commander Carpenter reported for duty aboard USS SARATOGA (CV-60) in June of 1993, serving as Assistant Air Operations and Air Transfer Officer. During this period, the Saratoga Battle Group deployed to the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea areas of operation. In March of 1995, Commander Carpenter reported to VP-30 for Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot duty. He served as Training Director, VP-30 Safety Officer and Commander Patrol Wings Atlantic Force Safety Officer. In June of 1996, he reported to VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and served as the Assistant Aircraft Maintenance Officer and Contingency Operations Officer in Charge at Eielson, AFB, AK. He assumed the duties of the squadron Aircraft Maintenance Officer in December 1997, and completed deployments in support of Fifth and Seventh Fleets in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean. Prior to reporting to VP-9 as the Executive Officer, he served on the staff of CPRW-1 / CTF72 in Kami Seya, Japan as the Maintenance and Logistics Officer. He served as the 53rd Commanding Officer of the VP-9 Golden Eagles from June 2002 until May 2003. He is now assigned to the staff of Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Commander Carpenter's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (with one Gold Star), the Navy Commendation Medal (with two Gold Stars), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (with three Gold Stars)..." [08DEC2005]

CAPRIO, Frank M. fcaprio@babc.com "...I served with VP-1 (1980-1982), Commander, Naval Military Personnel Command (COMNAVMILPERSCOM) (1982-1983), VP-67 (1983-1985), VP-94 and ASWOC/TSC at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I've been keeping up with some Shipmates from VP-1 (1979 thru 1983 timeframe). We're trying to contact Shipmates who served with CDR Green, CDR Landon, CDR Morrissey, CDR Flint, CDR Holzapfel and CDR Haskins. How about a VP-1 Reunion sometime? Wouldn't you like to know if Wink Morrison is still a good runner? If Jim Bullock still claims to have been Dean Smith's classmate? If P. D. Smith was a successful out of the Navy as in the Navy? If Mike Dugan still reads NATOPS every night? If Jim Remy has made Senior Chief? Whatever happened to AOC Honeycut? Did you know that Bob Sinibaldi is now the Commodore for the Reserve P-3 community? Contact me if you are interested in getting up a Reunion or just a Newsletter..." [E-Mail Updated 03OCT2010 | E-Mail Updated 12AUG2000 | BIO Updated 22FEB2000 | 11FEB2000]

CARR, Edward ejcphoto@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1970 through 1973 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I was a member of Crew 10 (YB-10) and flew with LCDR Don Swendsen..." [30JUL2001]

CARNEGHI, CAPTAIN Al ACarneghi@aol.com "...Four tours in VP squadrons: VP-1 (1948), VP-22 (1949-1951) and two tours in VP-18 (1959-1961) (1963-1965). My last assignment in VP was as COMFAIRWING TWO at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 16FEB99 | 21DEC98]

CARPENTER, AMS2 David W. david.carpenter.1@ang.af.mil "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from August 1980 to September 1983 . I was an AMS2 in the Sheet Metal/Corrosion shop. I would like to connect up with some of my old Shipmates, like Brelling, Encarnation, Trejo, Morrell, Birrillo, Parker, Evens, Norris, Clark, and many more. I look forward to being able to see what my old friends are up to these days. Hope all are doing well..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUL2009 | 16JAN2006]

CARPENTER, AT2 Michael L. topgunmcse@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (APS-115 and APN-187 Radar Technician) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1986 to 1990 with a deployment to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. I still miss the "smell" of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii - anybody else remember it? It was something along the lines of aircraft fuel, musty hangars laden with Pigeon duke, mixed with island coastal scrub brush plants and salt air? I am currently working as a Internet Security Analyst for Bell South in Atlanta GA..." [E-Mail Updated 25MAY2011 | 18DEC99]

CARROLL, Tim carrolls@gt.com "...Served in VP-1 from 1979-1982, TAD tour with VP-4 during the same time frame. Was an In-flight Ordnance Crewman during both squadrons. Advanced from AOAN to AO2 prior to transferring to VX-1 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Currently an AOCM serving with NAMTRAGRUHQ Pensacola Fl. Would like to hear from old crew members / Pilots..." [03JUL98]

CARSON, Loren llcarson@bmi.net "...I served with VP-1 in 1952 & 1953 on NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I was an AT and worked night maintenance. I am looking for Jerry Racey from Virginia and Nat Dozer from Texas. This is a great page. Follow the link to see who I am. http://www.homestead.com/_kitsplaypen/Kits.html..." [BIO Updated 09JAN2000 | 23MAR99]

CARTER, CDR Ted W. http://www.naskef.navy.mil/template5.asp?pageid=103 "...Executive Officer NAS Keflavik, Iceland - Commander Ted W. Carter enlisted in the Navy in July 1975. Upon completion of MM "A" School he reported aboard USS John Paul Jones, DDG-32 and was subsequently selected to attend the Naval Academy Preparatory School, Newport Rhode Island. He was commissioned in Ensign in May 1981 upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Oceanography. Upon completion of flight training, Commander Carter was designated a Naval Aviator in November 1982. After completion of Fleet Replacement Squadron VP-30, he reported to VP-56 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Flying the P-3C he made deployments to NS Rota, Spain; NAS Keflavik, Iceland; and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. During his tour he served in a variety of assignments including Flight Division Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. His last operational tour was highlighted by missions in support of the SIXTH Fleet Operations in the vicinity of Libya. In October 1986, Commander Carter reported to the Naval Academy as a Physical Education Instructor and Head Coach of the Academy's collegiate pistol team. Following his tour Commander Carter joined Oceanographic Development Squadron EIGHT, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, where he served as Aviation Safety Officer and Safety/NATOPS Department Head. He qualified in the RP-3A/D, P-3B Mod and UP-3A aircraft completing numerous worldwide detachments in support of the Oceanographer of the Navy. Upon completion of P-3 weapons system and tactical training in December 1992, Commander Carter reported to VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii where he served as Safety/NATOPS Department Head, Aircraft Maintenance Officer and Interim Squadron Executive Officer. He deployed to the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch and Operation Restore Hope. Commander Carter reported to Joint Task Force Six, Ft Bliss, Texas in November 1994 where he served as Regional Plans and Operations Division Chief. During his tour, he supported various Federal, State and local counterdrug law enforcement agencies throughout the United States in planning and executing DOD missions supporting the President's National Drug Control Strategy. In February 1998, Commander Carter joined the Strategy, Policy and Plans Directorate, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Florida, where he served as Chief, Deliberate Plans Division and Deputy Director of Plans. He was responsible for the development, review and maintenance of all Concept and Functional Plans, as directed by the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff and Commander in Chief, U.S. Southern Command in order to meet national security objectives and support United States political/military policy for Central and South American and the Caribbean. CDR Carter's military awards include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 Awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (2 awards), and Various service related awards. He is also authorized to wear the Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge and the Naval Parachutist Insignia..." [03JUL2003]

CASEY, AO1 Robert B. (Bob) Shipmate Pix... spec439@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-2 (Ordnanceman Crew 12 "Ass end of Hank's flying circus") and VP-1 (Crew 8 "Barne's Stormers") for five years from 1958 to 1962. Made two WestPac deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and one to NAS Kodiak, Alaska/ NAS Adak, Alaska. I then served with VAH-123 from April 1962 to April 1964 as a AO1 Weapons Instructor. As a turret-less P2V aircrewman, I fanaticized about the day the Aero 9 bow turret, the Aero 11 tail turret, and 250CE upper deck turrets would again elevate P2 Truculent Turtle to the status of air warrior of the air and sea, a distinction it once held. But, it was not to happen. When the disillusionment set in, I opted to realign my military career in the USAF crewing up as an AC-130 Spectre Gun Ship Gunner. It was during that assignment that the old fighting instincts that were engrained at VP-1/VP-2 roiled emergence within my soul like the Phoenix of lore, and my hair caught afire (not to be confused with the color of my hair I am a natural redhead!). I embraced the NVA and VC with every ounce of courage and every ounce of lead I had at my disposal. Without getting into the details, I was awarded 9, repeat 9, Distinguished Flying Crosses for those glory days. Each and every one of those 9 medals can be traced to my upbringing in the P2V world of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington - love of life, love of country, love of flying, and love of killing the bastards threatening the American way of life. By God, I love it!..." [BIO Updated 08MAY2007 | BIO Updated 02DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 09JUL2002 | E-Mail Updated 08FEB2002 | E-Mail Updated 02JUL2001 | E-Mail Upated 25MAY2000 | 19MAY99]

CASTRO, AMS3 Larry N. larrycastro@comcast.net "...I served with VP-1 (1966-1967) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and was discharged in September of 1968. I am 65 years old and recently retired for Lockheed Martin and now living in Denver, Colorado. I have been married for 42 years, have 2 kids, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [10DEC2011]

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CHAVEZ, CAPTAIN Carlos M. http://www.cprw11.navy.mil/Commodore.html "...Upon graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 Captain Chavez completed flight training in Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Flight Officer. From 1983 to 1986 he was assigned to VP-1 home-ported in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While with the Screaming Eagles he completed two WESTPAC deployments to Okinawa and NAS Misawa, Japan. He served as the Command Security Manager, NFO Training Officer, and AW Division Officer. Captain Chavez' next assignment was to the West Coast FRS, VP-31, in NAS Moffett Field, California. There he served as the P-3C (Update III) Transition Coordinator, NFO Training Officer and P-3B (MOD) AIRPAC NATOPS Instructor/Evaluator. Following this tour he was assigned as the Assistant Navigator in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). There he qualified as Officer of the Deck (OOD) Underway and completed a deployment to the Arabian Gulf where USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT joined coalition forces in support of DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. In January 1992, Captain Chavez reported to PVP-47, deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan. In March 1992, he was assigned temporary duty to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command where he served as the Air Operations Officer. He returned to VP-47 in August 1992 and served as the Training Officer and Operations Officer. Following his Aviation Department Head tour, Captain Chavez reported to the Naval Postgraduate School. Upon completing his Master's degree in Information Technology Management he was assigned as the Systems Management Curricular Officer. In December 1997, Captain Chavez reported to VP-40 as Executive Officer and assumed command in February 1999. While with the Fighting Marlins he completed a WESTPAC deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan. From 2000 to 2002, Captain Chavez was assigned to USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) as the ship's Navigator. In October 2001, the USS CARL VINSON was on-station in the North Arabian Sea and had the distinction of launching the first air strikes into Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Captain Chavez assumed command of CPRW-11 on 29 January 2003..." [29JUN2003]

Memorial Picture "...CHOLEWINSKI, AE1 Chet "Ski"...For those who knew Chet or "Ski"...he passed away Jan 20th from cancer. Chester served with VP-1..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [07AUG2008]

CIBOCI, John ciboci@sri.com"...I served in VP-1 (61-64), VP-46 (70-73), and VP-48 (76-78)..."

CLARK, Dale daleclark36@comcast.net "...I served with VP-1 (12/1963-06/1965) and flew with Crew-9. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [08DEC2014]

CLEMENT, CDR Dave USNR Retired declement@aol.com "...Served with VP-1 59/60. Saw the squadron transition from P2V-5Fs to P2V-7s. Was Nav/TACCO with "Charlies Chargers" Crew 8 BUNO: 135551 (triple nickle penney) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. PPC and ASW Officer was Lt. Chuck White. Under his leadership we successfully pioneered the TACCO concept. I retired in 81 after a varied career..." [08JAN2000]

COBB, Jackie jobb13@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-1 in 1969..." [24JUL2011]

COLE, Bruce R. BCLehi@aol.com "...I was in VP-1 from 87-90. I made three dep. NAS Adak, Alaska, Subic Bay, and back to NAS Adak, Alaska. I was an AW and flew with Crews 4 and 8 the Mighty Oaktinny's Crew. Jack-o-Staats, or any of those guy's and gales get in touch. :)..." [05MAR99]

COLE, Michael D. usfscole@aol.com "...I served with AEWBarRonPac (1962-1963) at NAS Midway Island and VP-1 (1968-1972). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 12JUL2012 | 21AUG99]

COLE, AWCM Ron Retiredron_cole@ntsc.navy.mil "...VP-1 OCT61-DEC63, VP-45 JAN64-MAR66, VP-47 OCT67-NOV69, ASCAC USS Kitty Hawk '71-'73, and TSC/ASWOC NAS Sigonella, Sicily '79-'81..." [09JUL98]

Memorial Picture "...COLEMAN, CAPTAIN James "Tex"...Captain James (Tex) Coleman (USN retired) of San Angelo, Texas passed from this earth on Monday, June 15, 2009 of natural causes at the age of 79. He was born on November 3, 1929 to Doris and Johnnie Coleman in Artesia, California and married the former June Overby of Kenedy, Texas on September 1, 1956. He is survived by his wife of 52 years June Coleman; sister Charlene Elkins Browne and her husband Morris Browne of Houston, Texas; son King Coleman of Raleigh, North Carolina; daughter Kim Meyer and her husband Mike Meyer of San Angelo, Texas; and son Kyle Coleman of Houston, Texas. He also has 5 grandchildren: Lauren Meyer, Steven Meyer, Jason Meyer, Patrick Coleman, and Jeffrey Coleman. Tex was a decorated aviator in the United States Navy where he served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Among the squadrons he served in were VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and VP-4 NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan 1960-62. Upon his retirement after 30 years in the Navy, he taught high school math in the Beeville, Runge, and Schertz-Cibolo Independent School Districts. He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle who will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. He was truly an officer and a gentleman. His family would like to express their appreciation to the following for their care and support: Dr. James Melott M.D., Dr. Michael Cornell M.D., Dr. Brad McIver M.D.; the 5th floor and ICU nursing staffs of Shannon Medical Center, Hospice of San Angelo, the staff of Myrtlewood Estates, Reverend Dr. Stephen Sweet, Reverend Ken Dahlberg, and the members of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Tex Coleman will be held at Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel in San Angelo on Thursday, June 18 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hospice of San Angelo or your favorite charity. Family and friends may sign an online memorial at http://www.MeM.com..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [26JUN2009]

COLLIER, AFCM(AW) Larry ljcollier@hotmail.com "...Spent a life time one tour in VP-1, I was there from July 1975 until July of 79. Would like to hre from an of the old gang. Is YB07 still for sale?..."

CONDELLA, Phil Condella pcondella@hotmail.com "...Nice to see many familiar names and places, truly the VP community was a great experience. The community seemed to attract excellent people in all department and divisions. Of course, AdubaU's were the best (in our own minds) until the FE had us fuel the A/C or do plugs/covers during the most crappy weather to put us in our place…..as for me I spent all my operational time on the west coast/west-pac other than a few training TAD's on the east coast. So I've pretty much seen everything from the western U.S to Africa. Served in VP-1, NATTC, CV-64 (great people, but no per-diem…a VP'ers worst nightmare), VPU-2 (definitely the best tour one could hope for…great people and work…plus plenty of per-diem), NAVSTAD, and then early retirement under the TERA program in 1995…..went back to college and got an MBA and I'm now the Assistant Head of Procurement for the Naval Medical Center San Diego..." [31MAY2001]

CONKLE, Frank frank.conkle@co.travis.tx.us "...I served with VP-1 from 1969 to 1970, deploying to NS Sangley Point, Philippines (P2V) and NAS Iwakuni, Japan (P-3B). Due to brain damage suffered from drinking too much "tea" on liberty, I foolishly neglected to save many photos, newsletters, etc. I am now putting together a scrap book to give to my new grandson. If anyone out here had copies (photocopies, e-mail, etc.) from those days, I would appreciate your sharing them. Thanks guys..." [12MAR2003]

CONNOR, John skijon3@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-6 (February 1954 to June 1957), AD "B" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (August 1957 and February 1958 to April 1958), Instructor Training (ay 1958 to June 1961), NAMTD NAS Moffett Field, California (June 1961 to May 1962), NAMTD 1086 (May 1962 to July 1963), VA-23 (July 1963 and promoted from CPO to LDO Ensign), VP-1, VF-121, VF-151 and last assignment was Naval Air Force Pacific Fleet (CNAP). I retired March 1974..." [15NOV2009]

COOK, AT2 Alan acook6@triad.rr.com "...I served with VP-1 (Radio Operator with Crew 2 and others) from 1979 to 1982, VP-31 (CNAP) from 1982 to 1985 and VP-91 (Radio, IFT and P-3C IFT with 3,000 flight hours haveing a ball) from 1985 to 1991. Missed some of the exotic squadrons to join Lockheed in flight operations/flight test in Palmdale, CA. Left flight operations to join Lockheed's international sales organization having a ball for many years but eventually leaving Lockheed for banking in 1995. Wachovia Bank out of Winston-Salem, NC and now in Laguna Beach, CA with Wells Fargo (merger). The experiences I had in those days was as good as sex and once in a while more exciting (not always in a good way). I'm trying to connect with many of the crew. I'm on Facebook in Orange Coutny, CA. I look forward to catching up with many Shipmates..." [01JUN2009]

COOPER, Ken kcooper35@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-1 as an AT/AX on Crew-8 (P2V-7 135551) from 1961 to 1964 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and VP-31 from 1964 to 1966 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Would sure like to hear from my old buddy Jerry Rice (crew 1 - VP-1) or any of my old YB-8 or other squadron crew members. Also, does anyone know whatever happened to old tripple-nickle-one? Another thing, I'd like to apologize (a little late I s'pose) to my crew for nearly almalgomizing us with Pinnacle Rock just South of St. Mathews Island up in the Bearing Sea. With all the APS-20 radar anti-clutter circuitry in play in that ice cluttered sea, Pinacle Rock really did look like the mother ship for that Soviet fishing fleet we were rigging. Special apologies go to our Navigator and Taco MacDonald who happened to be sitting up in the Bow and first saw that tall rock coming out of the fog. It's pretty scarry having to take a steep turn like that when you're flying that close to the water (remember the sister squadron VP-2 plane that came back from MAD runs with their searchlight all smashed to smitherines?). Hey Mac, don't you wish we had had this new-fangled satalite navigation gear back then. Anyhow, I sure miss(???) those 9 to 12 hour tracks; the poker up in NAS Adak, Alaska, and the salmon fishing at the mouth of the Buskin River in Kodiak. Those were good days..." [E-Mail Updated 08APR2011 | E-Mail Updated 17JAN2003 | E-Mail Updated 30SEP2001 | 23JAN99]

COOPER, AVCM Robert W. Retired robertw.c@att.net "...I served with VP-1 (1968-1971) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington then NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NS Sangley Point, Philippines / NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, VP-24 (1975) with two deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and one to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, VP-19 (1982-1985) with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia, CPW-10 (1985-1988) at NAS Moffett Field, California and retired in October 1988. Currently live in SE Missouri and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06FEB2016]

CORSI, CDR Joe Retired joecorsi@cox.net "...I served with VP-1 (P2V Neptune) from July 1947 until August 1955. Spent many hours in and around that beautiful bird..." [23SEP2002]

COSTELLO, Michael songman66@comcast.net "...After my stint with VP-31 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, including S.E.R.E. school (who could ever forget S.E.R.E.?), I was MAC airlifted from NAS Alameda, California to NS Sangley Point, Philippines as an "AE" striker with then AT3 Jim Nicklin and then AT2 Bob Ferris in Aug.'67, joining VP-1 in mid-deployment. I checked into the Electric Shop and went on night check with then AE1 H. D. Goodwin (he made AEC while still with VP-1). VP-1 was awarded the N.M.U. Citation for that deployment! I returned to WestPac in August 1968 as an AE3 "MAD-MAN" with Crew 12 (The Dirty Dozen), flying Market-Time patrols and Operation Yankee-Time over the Tonkin Gulf. Anyone remember our sign in the bow of YB-12 (BUNO 135562) "QUIET CREW SLEEPING"? Or how about YB-5 ditching 500 miles west of Guam on our return? No deaths and no injuries. My good buddy AE2 Bob Coffelt was on YB-5. Are you out there, Bob? A couple days later we came through NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii while they were filming "TORA, TORA, TORA"! I remember Crew 12 being the last to land at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington when myself and AO2 Dave Bolen threw an F-4 drag chute out the afterstation hatch. The control tower at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington informed us,"YANKEE BRAVO ONE TWO, YOUR CHUTE IS OUT AND DEPLOYED", as they tried to stifle their laughter! I was with VP-1 during their transition to P-3's in 1969, but only flew in the ORION enough to be eligible for my flight-skins until I separated from the Navy on the first early cut on October 1, 1969. I've been in construction ever since, having served an apprenticeship with the I.B.E.W., of which I've been a member for 30 yrs., and am again becoming a short-timer (3 yrs.,8 mos. 'til retirement!). I would love to hear from VP-1 Shipmates from the 1967-1969 era..." [E-Mail Updated 27FEB2005 | 22JAN2000]

UPDATE "...Bob Coffelt located me through your site and we've been in touch ever since (along with a couple other old buddies)..." [27FEB2005]

COTTON, AW2 (NAC) Thomas tecote@whidbey.net"...FASOTRAGRUPAC Detachment Whidbey Island, WA (VP-1) SS-3 form '90 to '95..."

CONKLE, AW2 Frank frank.conkle@co.travis.tx.us "...I was with VP-1 from 1968 to 1970, assigned as a JEZ operator on crews 1 and 6. We had some great times, and I especially enjoyed the deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. If there are any of you guys still out there that I haven't already contacted, drop me a line..." [07JUN2001]

COVEY, AO2 Steven steven12@q.com "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from December 1953 to December 1956 with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1954-1955) and NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands (1956). Was in Crew 12 (CD12) for 2 1/2 years as Ordnanceman. Circumnavigated the world in conjunction with deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (November 1954 to May 1955). That whole deployment was an adventure of a lifetime and took us to many parts of the world..." [02SEP2009]

CRANDALL, LCDR Woodruff M. "Woody" Retired woodruffcrandall@gmail.com Shipmate Pix "...I served with VP-22 from 1969 to 1972 as an AWN (my wife says I still Glow in the Dark sometimes!). Great experiences with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan with Detachments to U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I left the Navy to finish College and returned via AOCS in 1975. After all the "Fun & Games" at AOCS I served with VT-10 ("FO" school), VT-29 (Loved those Convairs!!), VP-31 and arrived at VP-1 in 1977 for a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and a wonderful Detachment to NAS Agana, Guam. In 1980 headed East to VP-30 as NFO Instructor and Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) Czar. 1983 saw me disappear into the Strange World of NMPC Sea Duty Component Det Dallas where my mind was "altered" and fingerprints erased (only kidding-I think). When released from confinement in 1985 had my pay back tour in DC in OP-13. Escaped to NAS Moffett Field, California in 1987 for re-programming at VP-31 then assigned to VP-19 for my DH tour. I had a blast on our NAF Misawa, Japan deployment thanks to the Soviets and Spring Ex 1989. It was amazing to see that many subs in one Op Area and that many P-3s fighting for rights to be ONTOP. We needed an Air Traffic Controller to keep us out of each other's way! After that last great melee, I was shipped off to Armed Forces Staff College and then back to DC to baby sit the NATOPS and Air Tac-Man conferences and publications. Retired in late 1991 and began working for Summit Research Corporation (DOD Contractor) out of Gaithersburg, MD as a Program Manager and recently, Director of Corporate Development. After 8 great years there, moved around to various other contractors until joining Adaptive Methods, Inc in 2003 as a Program Manager for NAVSEA IWS 5 SSQ-89 programs and several others. Currently, serving as Corporate Facility Security Officer and Operations Manager overseeing our 5 office locations across the East Coast. Browsing through the other entries has been a trip into the past and makes me realize just how much I miss the Squadron environment, hard work and fun we all had. Would love to hear from more of my former Shipmates and try to track down some buddies that have vanished. I'm still trying to find that "Bucket of Prop Wash" AWC Gary Dunlap sent me searching for that first week I reported to VP-22! I've reconnected with a number of my VP-22 Shipmates from the 1968 to 1972 era and we gather annually at different locations. We moved from Northern Virginia, just West of DC to Melbourne, FL. Have 2 sons and one granddaughter (She's beautiful!!!) and living in the Boca Raton, FL..." [E-Mail/BIO/PIX Updated 02FEB2019 | E-Mail/BIO/PIX Updated 14APR2010 | 16JUN98]

CREATH, Tim timcreath@gmail.com "...I served with VW-4 (06/1972-04/1975), VP-45 (1975-1978) and VP-1 (1983-1986)..." [16MAR2014]

CROKE, AT2 Christopher chriscroke@hotmail.com "...Served with VP-1 89-91. With VP-68 91-95. Currently a structural engineer working in Northern Virginia. Would love to hear from VP-1 and VP-68 Shipmates...Would like to hear from Jeff Hayes and J. T. Brown...I have recently completed OCS and am now an Ensign. I will be stationed at Quantico Virginia as a Civil Engineer..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 06SEP2000 | BIO Updated 21JAN2000 | 08JUL98]

CULTICE, ASC Stephen T. Retired pastcul@aol.com "...I was an AX in VP-1 from Feb 1964 - Aug 1966 and made two deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I worked in air intelligence plus aircrew YB-10 the first tour. I worked AIMD the second. I have a series of pictures of old block 7 burning Jan 65. I was then transferred to VP-56 after Avionics B School in 1967 and left in 1969 after chancing rate to AS. I made two short tours one to NS Rota, Spain and one to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba..." [30NOV2005]

Memorial Picture "...CWIKLA, Walter (Wally) T...My father, Walter (Wally) T. Cwikla, passed away on July 10th, 2002. He served in VP-1, VP-9, FAW-10, and VR-2. His bio is listed in the Shipmates listing. If anyone remembers serving with him please feel free to contact me. I am trying to keep his memory alive and getting to know some of his former Shipmates will help. The only Shipmate I ever met was J. J. Smith, but unfortunately the phone no. my dad had is no longer working. I would appreciate any help in this matter. Thank you all for your service to our country and you help to me...Walter (Wally) T. Cwikla, Jr. earlvilleeagle@juno.com..." [19JUL2002]

UPDATE "...I now have the phone No.# for J.J. Smith and have also made contact with Larry Krause. Thank you for posting my Memorial Listing for my Dad on the VP-9 Shipmate Summary Page...Wally Cwikla Jr. earlvilleeagle@juno.com..." [13AUG2002]

CWIKLA, Walter T. [Deceased] c/o His Son Walter (Wally) T. Cwikla, Jr. earlvilleeagle@juno.com "...I reported to VP-9 NAS Alameda, California 12/21/62 assigned to AE shop. I deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska with VP-1 (during the earthquake). Back to NAS Alameda, California then to P-3 school at NAS Moffett Field, California. After school back to NAS Alameda, California, part or advance group to set up shop for squadron move to NAS Moffett Field, California. TAD to FAW-10 Inertial Nav shop until squadron deployed to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan until mustered out 12/4/64...I was assigned to VR-7 from December 4, 1961 to December 21, 1962. Have many fond memories. I would like to hear from any Shipmates...My father, Walter (Wally) T. Cwikla, passed away on July 10th, 2002. He served in VP-1, VP-9, FAW-10, and VR-2. His bio is listed in the Shipmates listing. If anyone remembers serving with him please feel free to contact me. I am trying to keep his memory alive and getting to know some of his former Shipmates will help. The only Shipmate I ever met was J. J. Smith, but unfortunately the phone no. my dad had is no longer working. I would appreciate any help in this matter. Thank you all for your service to our country and you help to me..." [BIO Updated 19JUL2002 | BIO Updated 03JUN2002 | BIO Updated 09APR2002 | 03APR2002]

DALAMBAKIS, Angelo adalambakis@yahoo.com "...Served from 1943 to 1946 with VPB-71, VPB-1, VPB-2, VPB-100, and VPB-91. Served in the Phillipines, MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Retired Dentist living in Dayton, Ohio and Pompano Beach FL. Love to hear from old squadron buddies! I can be reached at Deerfield Beach (Ft Lauderdale) on (954)425-8411..." [BIO Updated 03NOV2002 | 03NOV98]

DAWSON, AT2 RaDann rldawson@ilechsi.com "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as an AT-2 from 1974 to 1979. I am looking for anybody from the squadron. It was a great time. Thanks VP-1..." [E-Mail Updated 15JAN2007 | 15JUN98]

DAY, James F. jamesfday@aol.com"...1982 through 1986..." {E-Mail Updated 27AUG99]

DIETRICH, AT1(AW/NAC) Mark "Dee" Dietrich4@aol.com "...I would like to say a Texas sized howdy to all my bros in VP-10, the Great Pacific Northwest is absolutely beautiful. I hope the raunchy dude bug eating is still a standing tradition with all of the new Aircrewmen. I'm stationed in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with VP-1 getting ready to deploy yet again..." [11APR99]

DELGADO, Rafael "Del-G" rafaelito71@hotmail.com "...Just want send a shout out to all the people that I worked with in VP-1 from Jan 91 to Apr96, and will never forget the times up in Makakilo in John's house. Lots of love for my boys Lee resendez, Rene Keiser, Felipe Mayorga. Hope to hear from some of you soon..." [28AUG2000]

DiGIROLAMO, ADJ3 Ignazio "Sonny D." or "Dee" sonnyd87@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1963-1965) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I filled in from time to time on YB-5 as Second Mechanic. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [02JUL2012]

DILLOW, Randy randel.dillow@miself.ang. f.mil "...I served with VP-1 from 1986 to 1991. Looking for any ground pounders from that time..." [E-Mail Updated 24AUG23007 | 26JUL2003]

DOBBS, AW2 Peter D. pddobbs@cs.com "...I was in VP-1 (Crew 6) from 1974-77. I would appreciate hearing from any former Shipmates..." [24FEB2000]

DOMBROWSKI, Frank frankd3900a@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1983 to 1986 on Crew-11 (Navigator) and Crew 6 (TACCO/MC). I'm now living in Alexandria, VA and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [17JUL2009]

Memorial Picture "...DONOVAN, William Howard Jr...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: William Howard Donovan Jr., Home of Record: Nunda, N.Y., Commissioned: United States Naval Academy, May 21, 1986, Rank: Commander, Date of Rank: September 1, 2001, Designator: Naval Aviator, Age: 37, Duty Stations: VP-11 - 07/88 - 10/91, VP-31 - 01/92 - 06/93, USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 12/95 - 12/97, VP-1 - 07/98 - 06/00, and Chief of Naval Operations - 07/00. Awards and Decorations: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4), National Defense Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Coast Guard Special Operations Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Navy "E" Ribbon, NATO Medal..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [16SEP2001]

DOUDNA, AWC Ralph F. Retired ralphdoudna@aol.com "...I am from Maxwell, Nebraska and enlisted in the Navy in Feb 1958 went through boot camp at San Diego, "P" school Norman, ATA school NAS Memphis, Tennessee, was assigned to VP-47 at NAS Alameda, California and flew as an aircrewmen in P5Ms 1&2. VP-47 deployed to Japan 1959-1960 than relocated to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in mid 1960. Also served in VP-16 (P-3As) NAS Jacksonville, Florida as an AT1 from 1966 to 1967 did a deployment to the NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Vietnam. Served in VP-47 again from 1968 to Dec 1969 (this time flying in P-3B aircraft) durning which time We did another NS Sangley Point, Philippines/Vietnam deployment. Served in the Reserves at NAS Moffett Field, California from Dec 1969 to Nov 1981. Went back on active duty in 1981 and served in VP-4, FASOTRAGRUPAC and VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Retired from VP-1 as an AWC in July 1994..." [06AUG2000]

DOUGAN, AW1 Robert H. dougansr.robert@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-17 (1970-1971), Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational TRAining GRoup PACific Fleet (12/1971-05/1975) and VP-1 (05/1975-05/1976). I am also looking for any Shipmates that went to U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and was exposed to Agent Orange. I really need some help regarding this issue. I would also like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 21OCT2013 | 15OCT2013]

DROZEK, AT2 Edmund edrozek@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-1 on NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from March of 1961 to November 1963, leaving as an AT2. This included two tours to NAS Kodiak, Alaska/ NAS Adak, Alaska as crew on YB1 (a P2/V-7F). Our crew received the "ASW Crew of the Year, 1962" [I was an AT3 at that time]..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 26SEP2001 | 12SEP2001]

DVORAK, CAPTAIN Jim Retired jimdvorak@msn.com "...I served in VP-1 (68-71), VP-9 (77-80) and VP-49 as CO (82-84). While I've heard and seen many of my VP-1 Shipmates, I'd sure like to hear from folks from the other squadrons..." [27AUG99]

EBERLY, George eberlyiii@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1982 to 1986 in the AE shop. I would be nice to hear from you guys..." [03NOV2003]

EBRON, CWO5 William R. Retired wmebron@aol.com "...I served with VP-44 (1977) at NAS Brunswick, Maine, VP-30, VP-47, VP-31, VP-1, VP-16 (2002-2004) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and retired in 2008. I now live in Jacksonville, Florida and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 06APR2012 | 08OCT99]

EDWARDS, AT2 Alvin "Lynn" Toolie11@AOL.com "...would like to communicate with VP-1 Shipmates from July 76-July79 era. Was an AT2 and flew on Crews 1 And "Crude 7" (456) as radio operator (NATOPS). Was there on "Bag Drag 77-78". I also flew on YB-07 (153425) on it's trip back from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines January 1979. I also served with VP-10 from 70-73..." [22JAN2000]

EHRING, AZCS(AW) Michael Retired m5xjr@earthink.net "...My first tour was with VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (circa 1977). Fond memories include "Pappy" Parkos, AFCM Crosby, The "Judge" Jackson, Laversia Williams (I will respect him forever), AKC Forchilli from Troy, NY, "Stretch," Chief Pringle, Vinnie Bonner, AZ3 Roberts (He wasn't half bad....but the WHOLE was LARGE. A good friend.), AM Bob King, AE Bob Taylor and I'm gettin' old so I don't remember our Maintenance Contol Master Chief's name right now, but he was a great leader who commanded and desrved respect. He made me file VIDS/MAFS and I liked it...or else. I'm ebarrassed that I don't remeber his name. He was a geat leader..." [23JAN2011]

ENGLER, John jenglerp3@aol.com "...Greetings fellow VP-1 Screaming Eagles; I was attached in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 07/90 - 07/93 as a Nav/Comm on CAC-6 and then as TACCO on CAC-5. Currently with VP-66 in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and attending Rutgers Law School full time. Screaming Eagles rule! Happy holidays..." [20DEC98]

EVANS, Ashley aevans@evanscabinet.com "...I served in VP-1 from 87-90..." [22JAN2000]

EVANS, AMS1(AW) Frank Retired socalhillbilly@yahoo.com "...I served with VF-161 (1973-1975), VF-213 (1976), VF-111 (1976-1977), VP-1 (1979-1982), VA-128 (1983-1985), VA-196 (1985-1989), VA-128 (1989-1992) and VAQ-309 (1992-1995)..." [02MAR2012]

EVANS, AD2 Martin (Marty) lmevans5@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-1 from 1975 through 1979. It was the most exciting experience, life altering, party party party, and still go fly times of my life! I miss the friendship and comraderie. I miss the Philippines deployments, but most of all, I miss the professionalism(sp) that we all had when it was time to do our jobs. We were the best at what we did! We trained, we tested, we partied, and we succeeded and surpassed what others had done before us. Now our kids or friends and neighbors kids have to carry the responsibility of defending our country. They don't have the luxury of serving our country during peacetime like I did. I don't worry or fear for our defenders because I know they are the best in the world. They know what's at stake - they will give their all. For us and those who disagree with us God Bless all serving our country now. My respect and prayers to all Sailors, Marines, Army, and Air Force! OK and Coasties. I give all my support to all our servicemen/women serving now and hope we kick butt on all our enemies. It's what you (and us old butts) trained for and I know you're going to make us proud. Where is T. C. (Top Cat) Stevens my Engineer and Greg Smock my smelly AO "roommate" in the Philippines from 1975 through 1976? Probably still driving the porcelein bus? I've talked to Don Waugh, Randy Weisgerber, boo-boo, and Jackie Backoffer in the last 20 years. Where is the rest of you guys? I know your out there! Oh, just a reminder, YB-07 was cursed - we knew it and hated flying that bird! Finally starting to see some old friends names pop-up like Abe Villareal (is Chief Got still houding you to re-up?), Dave Hough (where's Kitty Katz?), John and Jim Zimmer (the best squadron insignia artist), Mark Weizenegger (hard to spell), and last seen at Boo-Boo's wedding. Hope to have our Reunion someday..." [01DEC2001]

EVANS, CAPTAIN Ronald R. http://www.essex.navy.mil/WELCOME/SKIPPER/SKIPPER.htm "...Captain Evans earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science. He was commissioned through the Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) program in May 1979. After being designated a Naval Flight Officer in October 1979, he reported to VP-48, NAS Moffett Field, California. There he served as Legal Officer and Readiness Officer. During his tour, he completed two deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, with detachments to NSF Diego Garcia; NAS Cubi Point, Philippines; NAS Misawa, Japan; and NAS Adak, Alaska. In January 1984, Captain Evans was assigned to the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, as the Twenty-Fourth Company Officer. In 1986, he reported on board the USS AMERICA, home ported Norfolk, Virginia, as the Operations Administrative Officer. During this tour, he completed a Mediterranean deployment and qualified as Officer of the Deck (OOD) Underway. In November, 1988, Captain Evans was assigned to VP-31, NAS Moffett Field, California, as a Naval Flight Officer Instructor, Assistant Training Officer, and Administrative Officer. He served his department head tour in VP-46 as Tactics, Training, and Operations Officer from September 1990, to July 1992. In June 1993, Captain Evans earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. Following Naval War College, Captain Evans reported to J5, USTRANSCOM, Scott AFB, Illinois, where he served as a member of the USCINCTRANS Strategic Planning Team. He reported to VP-1 as Executive Officer in July 1995 and Commanding Officer in July 1996. From July 1997 to May 2000, he was assigned to Chief of Naval Personnel as Deputy, Aviation Assignments (P43A) and Special Assistant to CNP for Minority Affairs (POOJ). Captain Evans reported as Executive Officer, USS ESSEX in February 2001 and took command in April 2002. Captain Evans' awards include the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medal, and various service and campaign awards..." [25JUN2003]

FAIRFIELD, AE2 Leonard lfairfield40@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1959-1963) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska. I flew with Crew-8 (BUNO: 135551. LT CE White was our officer in charge..." [15JUN2014]

FESSLER, ATC Jim Fessler fesslerj@enterprise.navy.mil "...In-Flight-Tech for Crew 9 with VP-1 from 1981 through 1983. PMTC NAS Point Mugu, California "Range Aircrew" 1984-1987, In-Flight-Tech with VPU-2, Crew 13 from 1987-1991. They had to drag me away from those DIFCREW orders and now I'm doing Hornet stuff at NAS Lemoore, California..." [E-Mail Updated 07MAR2000 | 17OCT97]

FILBY, ATX Neil E. Retirednfilby1@pacbell.net "...Served with: VP-50 (P5M-2) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and MCAS Iwakuni, Japan from July 1959 thru Dec. 1961. VP-1 (P2V-7) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from June 1962 thru Dec. 1962. VP-24 (P2V-7)(P3A) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from Jun. 1966 thru Oct. 1968. VP-17 (P3B) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from Jun 1969 thru Feb. 1970. Retired Feb. 1984..." [17FEB98]

FIRTH, AVCM Frederick L. Retired ffirth@cox.net "...I served with VP-5 from 1960 to 1962, VP-28 from 1966 to 1969, VP-6 from 1973 to 1976, and VP-1 from 1979 to 1983. I would like to hear from any and all of my ex-Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 07MAY2004 | E-Mail Updated 21MAY2003 | E-Mail Updated 09JAN2001 } 19AUG2000]

FISHER, ADC(AW/NAC) Brad Retiredbradley.s.fisher@lmco.com "...I was a P-3 Flight Engineer from 1977 to 1997. I started out at VP-31 (FE school) 1977 - 1978. From there I went to VP-1 (78 - 81) where I was on crews 6, 8, and 5, VX-1 (81 - 84), VP-47 crew 4 (84 - 87), FWATD (87 - 90), VP-5 (90 - 93), VP-30 (93 - 97) where I retired. I now work for Lockheed Martin developing CBT for C-130J maintenance. Life is good. I miss flying, but not the living around the flight schedule..." [04NOV99]

FOGLER, AMM2C Nathaniel "Ned" nfogler@tampabay.rr.com "...I served with VP-1 when it was first formed (I believe that was in 1945) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. We were transfered to San Ysidro, San Diego, California, then NAS Miramar, California. We had two Boeing PB-1 Flying Fortress (PB1W)'s. The old B-17 with the radome on the under side and eguipped with APS24 radar gear. We were transfered to Guam, Siapan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and finally Tsingtoa China. I was discharged as in 1948 as an AMM2C, went through college on the gi bill and ended up as 1ST. LT in the Air Force Reserve. I never went on active duty in the Air Force. MY MOS was Aircraft Mmaintainence Oofficer. I spent 6 years in the Navy, went through AMM School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and then advance AMM School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I was assigned to Ships Service at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island when I was assigned to the newly formed VP-1. We were commanded by Big Red McDonald and I was his Flight Crew Chief..." [01DEC2008]

FOREMAN, Allen tacan@flash.net "...AT2 assigned to VP-22 May of 1980 thru August 1983, AIMD avionics W/C 610. Deployed NAS Agana, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, swap of duty with VP-1 tacan tech for their deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Left VP-22 on PCS orders to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines AIMD, W/C 610. Discharged April 1985 [still at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines]. Have pursued avionics career since discharge. Currently employed by American Eurocopter, Grand Prarie Tx. as avionics specialist. Would like to contact AT2 Dan Cannon from VP-22 same time period..." [15MAY99]

FORTIN, AWC Michael J. "Mike" Retired michael.j.fortin2@l-3com.com "...Hello Screaming Eagles & Blue Sharks of the past...Drop me a line. Well my last 10 days in the Navy was executing a 10 day fly profile in Guam (Valiant Shield) Over 780 hrs flown, 22 crews, 11 airplanes...99.9% mission completion rate. What a way to go out the door! Working in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland now as a test engineer and love every minute of it. I started out in VP-1 (1983 to 1987) then off to CRPW-5 NAS Brunswick, Maine, back to VP-6, 2 yrs on the big E out of NAS Norfolk, Virginia, a beautiful year in NSF Diego Garcia, NAS North Island, San Diego, California to VP-10, then down to sunny NAS Jacksonville, Florida at VP-30 followed by another tour in VP-10 and wrapped it up with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan...my first deployment site. I retired August 2007. Have a great year! Drop me a line when you can..." [BIO Updated 19MAR2008 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 24OCT2006 | E-Mail Updated 21MAY2003 | E-Mail Updated 12JAN2000 | 20AUG98]

FOSTER, AMHC John A. Retiredjafsaf@aol.com "...I was a second mechanic in VP-4 1975-1976, returned to VP-4 as a flight engineer till 1978. I did disassociated tour in VF-2 till 1981 went to shore-duty VQ-2 1981-1984, returned 1984 to VP-1 as a flight engineer and last tour of duty was Namtd 1012 NAS Moffett Field, California. I retired in 1991. I am currently living in Iowa and would enjoy hearing from any Shipmates I served with..." [30AUG99]

FOWLER, AE2 Ellis D. ellisfowl@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-1 from 1955 to 1957. I would love to hear from all the guys that went to Kwaj. for the H Bomb test. I was AE3/2 and a crew member. Retired now from IBM. Any Reunions planned?..." [E-Mail Updated 27DEC2007 | E-Mail Updated 19MAR2006 | 25FEB2000]

FRANKEN, LCDR James E. "Jim" Retired navyjim@hotmail.com "...Hello to all Shipmates from VP-44. I served as an AW2 from 1973 to 1977. I went on to serve a total of 33 years of active and reserve time including with VP-30, VP-1, VP-4, VP-65, VP-92, USS Blue Ridge and 36 months at the Pentagon. Would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 29APR2009 | 19MAY2002]

FRENCH, ATC (AW/NAC) Ralph D. "Frenchy" Retired frenchrd@cox.net "...Enlisted 1 November 1977. Attended boot camp in NTTC San Diego. Went on to NTTC Millington for AV "A" school then to NAS Moffett Field, California for Rag training. I completed Radio Operator training and then on to SERE school back at Warner Springs. My first assignment was with the "Screaming Eagles" of VP-1 (1978-1980) as a Radio Operator in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Did first 6 month deployment at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines :) Transfered to NRL FSD (Naval Research Laboratory Flight Support Detachment) in January 1981. Served at NRL as a Radio/Radar/IFT from (1981-1983). Transfered to AVIC7 back at Millington for "C" school. Transfered next to the greatest tour I ever experienced at VXN-8. (Oceanographic Development Squadron Eight) the "World Travelers" were I served (1984-1992) with some of the very best shipmates in my career. During tour at VXN-8. I was a Radio/Radar/IFT Aircrewman and worked as a shift supervisor in Avionics Division, ATQAR in Quality Assurance, Command Career Counselor and finally as the Aircrew Training Officer. I checked into VXN-8. as an AT2(NAC) and transfered as an ATC(AW/NAC). The "World Travelers" I served with were the hardest working and playing sailors I ever had the pleasure to work with and for!!! I next transfered to VQ-2 (1992-1994)in NS Rota, Spain were I ran the Special Projects/Installations Branch. Next was on to the USS George Washington (CVN-73) (1994-1995) were I ran the Calibration Shop in IM-3/AIMD. Made the George's maiden cruise and participated as the flag ship for the 50th anniversary of D-Day at Normandy. My final tour was with Cammander in Chief Atlantic Fleet Manpower Analysis Team (CMAT) at NAB Little Creek, Norfolk (1995-1998). At CMAT I worked as an analyst doing shore installation manpower studies. I retired July 31, 1998 and went to work for a small Management Services Company, Warden Associates, Inc. and continue to do mostly manpower studies and contract writing..." [E-Mail Updated 19OCT2010 | E-Mail Updated 08FEB2004 | 28DEC2002]

FREUND, Cliff p3cliff@netzero.com "...I served with VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, VP-18 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with a deployment to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [08MAY2012]

GABORIAULT, ATCS Philip Retired pgaboria@peoplepc.com "...I served with VP-1 (1955-1958), 1958 AT "B" School at NAS Millington, Tennessee, AT "B" School Instructor duty at NAS Millington, Tennessee, 1962 Attended Advanced Avionics (AVB) School at NAS Millington, Tennessee, 1963 VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, 1966 Instructor duty Advanced Avionics (AVB) School at NAS Millington, Tennessee, 1969 VP-26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine (Division Chief and Maintenance Chief), (1972-1974) helped close NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and retired June 1974. Finished College (GI Bill). Became an engineer for different electronic companies (last 15 years where with Cisco Systems, Inc.) retiring October 2006 at age 69. I'm now enjoying 6 summer months at our Lake house at Maidstone Lake, Maidstone, Vermont and 6 winter months in North Port, FL..." [BIO Updated 01MAY2013 | 09APR2012]

GADDIS, Wendell copperhead.red@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (11/1961-03/1966). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11OCT2014]

GAFFEY, AD3 William J. Jr. billgaffey@netzero.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1986 to 1990. I am looking for Peter Purcell, Lori MacCormick, James Hawkins, and Randy Dillow. Has anyone heard from them? I was an AD3. I had a great time in VP-1. Those are great memories. What's up to P-FUNK!..." [E-Mail Updated 15JUN2004 | 08DEC99]

GARCIA, ATR2 Larry ldon2006@q.com "...I served with VP-1 (06/1968-03/1971) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington / NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines (with a detachment to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam) and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I flew as a JEZ Operator with Crew-9. I live in Littleton, Colorado..." [E-Mail Updated 14NOV2013 | BIO Updated 28DEC2010 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 26DEC2010 | 22JUN2001]

GARCIA, AD Ruben Jr. r_garcia79@hotmail.com "...I was an AD with VP-1 from January 1986 through June 1989 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I'm looking for any fellow Screaming Eagles that were with me during that time period. Please contact me..." [11MAR2001]

GASSAN, Richard gassan@history.umass.edu "...I served my entire Navy "career" in VP-1, from Sept 1979 through my discharge in May, 1982 (AXAN, AX3, Radio on Crew 8 mostly). And although the Navy and I had differences of opinion (stemming almost entirely from my own crummy attitude), I have looked back on some of those times with fondness and a little sadness . In particular I miss a kind, decent, and civilized man and fellow radio op, Brian Sparrow (AT2), who died in the 1983 YB06 "mishap" (disaster); of all of us, he should have been the last to die. Ultimately, I've taken it as a compliment when one of my Crew 8 navigators told me that I would "make a good civilian" -- I've worked hard to do that, teaching history at the University of Massachusetts..." [04DEC99]

GATES, CAPTAIN Dave "Gator" Retired ljreese357@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 (1980-1983), NRL (1983-1988) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and VP-64 (1989-1994) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [07SEP2016]

GEISS, AT Robert E. rg2595@sbc.com "...As a former VP-1 AT Radio Operator between late 1977-feb. 1981 I flew on missions in every plane pictured and,sadly on some that later crashed..." [29MAY2005]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...GENNARINO, CPO Bernard...My Dad, CPO Bernard GENNARINO, served with FAETULANT (07/1951-10/1951) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit (NAESU) (10/1951-01/1954) at Washington, DC, VA-95 (01/1954-09/1954), AT "B" School at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VW-2 (04/1955-03/1958) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, Airship Test & Development (AT&D) (03/1958-02/1960) at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, VW-1 02/1960-01/1961) at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, VP-8 (07/1961-04/1962) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-1 (01/1961-07/1961), AT "B" School at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee and VP-30 (12/1962-02/1965) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Dad was improperly buried in a potters field (Dallas County Texas). We are having a party and some ceremonies to raise money to have him removed from there and placed in the new local vets cemetery. Please see my Facebook dedicated to Dad on The "Bernie Gennarino Memorial Trust Fund" 1st Annual Benefit @ Nolas BBQ..." Contributed by wingwrench@ymail.com [PIX Updated 12SEP2011 | 09SEP2011]

GIGOUS, Steve thegigs@ftn.com "...I served with VP-1 from June 2001 to October 2007. I truly enjoyed all experiences and learned much from all Shipmates. I was there for belly up (way to run squierds!) and kauai accidents. I'm still having too much fun but not as much as then. If you were there then I don't have to tell you my rate, you'll remember me. None of your wives liked me!..." [27SEP2008]

GILMORE, Richard (Dick) GI1938@AOL.COM "...I served in VP-1 from 1956 thru 1959 in flight crews 3 and 5 would like to here from any old Shipmates. Deployments to Alaska and Japan..." [22SEP99]

GILSTRAP, Richard s99050@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 (07/1989-08/1992) I flew (FE) with Crew-5 along with AD2 Steve Pena. We deployed to NS Subic Bay, Philippines (05/1990), NSF Diego Garcia and Masirah, Oman (Moon Base Alpha) during Desert Shield. Any one know the where abouts of AE2 Fred Green? I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11APR2013]

GODDARD, Glen L. gleng53@windstream.net "....I served with VP-1 from 1955 to 1959. We had P2V-5s and 5f's. I was in the "tweet" shop and flew as an Air Crewman. My ratings were ATAN to AT1. I was commissioned an Ensign as an Aviation LDO in 1964. My initial officer assignment was with VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1965 to 1968. I left the squadron as a LT and spent most of the rest of 36+ year career in the Light Attack community at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida. I retired from NAVAIR in 1990 and returned to NE Florida to live. Would like to hear from any old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 21MAY2008 | E-Mail Upated 12FEB2005 | E-Mail Updated 13FEB2001 | 00XXX97]

GOGGIN, Bob Deadeye321@aol.com "...Stationed with VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington 1969 cruise and change homeport to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. In Hawaii 30 days and was run over by a car. After medical hold transfered to VP-6 and deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. In VP-6 when we set one in the bay due to dry cleaning solvent in the alcohol assist. VP-23 from 1974 to 1976. I am looking for a Wayne G. Fields, YNSN that was in VP-1..." [19JUL99]

GOLANT, Steve sgolant@yahoo.com "...Would love to hear from any of you old salts and former party animals from VP-1 circa 1980-1983..." [23DEC2002]

GOLDENPENNY, MSC Gus Retired ggoldenp@mindspring.com "...I would like to locate old Shipmates. I served in VP-1 from 1965 - 1971 Went from P2V to P-3 From NAS Whidbey Island, Washington to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, 4 tours in Viet Nam,Was a CS3 when I arrived and CS1 on leaving. I flew every other day on Yankee station could sit Aft Station and Radar. Cooked for all the crews I flew with. Honorary member of VP-4 would love to find some of those guys..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2002 | 20OCT98]

GOODMAN, LCDR Clarke Retired clarke.goodman@gmail.com "...I was an AW2 in VP-1 Crew 3 from December 1966 through August 1970. Made the transition to P-3's then left the squadron following the NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment. Went to FASOTRAGRUPAC NAS Moffett Field, California as an instructor then NESEP and eventually retired as LCDR (1110, Surface line) in 1990. Would like to hear from old VP-1 Crew 3 Crewmembers..." [E-Mail Updated 31OCT2005 | 09OCT2003]

GREENAWALT, ALAN "CUJO" stomperforwus@yahoo.com "...I would like to say hi to all my Shipmates I served with in VP-1 and how I will never forget all the good times we had acrossed the pacific on deployment to NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Misawa, Japan and every place else we had good times. I'm out of the navy now and currently work for civil service at NAS Point Mugu, California..." [10AUG2001]

GREGOR, ATCS Robert N. Retired tw4us@netscape.net "...I enlisted in the US NAVY September 26,1956, I went to Bainbridge, MD for Boot Camp. Went to AFUN "P" School in NAS Norman, Oklahoma (January 1957 to March 1957). NATTC Memphis, Tennessee (March 1957 to July 1957) for AT "A" School.. Went to Naval Development Unit NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts as an AT3/AT2 (August 1957 to August 1959) Aircrew (Radar Operator/Technition) on P2V-5F,WV-2 aircraft. Transfered to VP-46 as an AT2/AT1 (August 1958 to December 1961) Aircrew (Radio Operator/Technition)on P5M-1, P2V-5FS aircraft . Went to NAS Norfolk, Virginia (AMD Breezy Point) as an AT1 (January 1962 to January 1965). From there I went to NATTC Memphis, Tennessee for AT "B" School, then on to FAETUATL NAS Norfolk, Virginia/ NAS Jacksonville, Florida for Training. Reported to VP-21 as an AT1/ATC from February 1966-September 1969. Aircrew (Jezabell Operator/Technition) on P2V-7/SP2H. Back to NATTC Memphis, Tennessee for Instructor Duty In AT "A" School. ( September 1969 to July 1971). VP-31 In-Flight Tech training then on to VP-1 as an ATC/ATCS (November 1971 to July 1976). Aircrew (In-Flight Tech) on P-3B aircraft. Back for one last tour at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee for Instructor Duty, AV"A" School (August 1976 to August 1979). Retired as an ATCS at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee Aug 1, 1979..." [02JUN2002]

GREHAWICK, David Dgreyhawk@aol.com "...I served in VP-22 from 76 to 79, VP-1 from 83 to 88, and VP-6 from 91 to 93. Absolutely the best years of my 24 year career were in VP-22. I want to thank all of my fellow blue geese for their help in giving me such a great start in this great Navy. A special thanks to my first division CPO Joe Harris! Retiring this September 98 as an AVCM. Broccoli!!!..." [15MAR98]

GROVE, AFCM Don Retired fogydong@gmail.com "...I was with VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, as a young AMAN and AM3 in 1952, 53, and 54. Worked in the Airframes Division. The squadron was equipped with PB4Y-2 Privateers (the Navy version of the B-24) when I arrived. Just a few months before I checked-in the squadron had been transferred to NAS Brunswick, Maine from Opalaka (Miami), Florida, where they had been the Navy's hurricane hunters. VP-23 returned from their second consecutive deployment to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, in November of 1953 and began transitioning to P2V-5's. We were one of the very few squadron's to receive brand-new P2V-5's from the Lockheed factory at Burbank, California, without the jet engines installed under the wings. In the fall of 1954 VP-23 deployed to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco, with these "twin-engined" P2V-5's. After that deployment the jet-less Neptunes were returned to the Lockheed factory to have the jet engine modification installed. By then, I had already departed for duty at NATTU, Pensacola. In July of 1968, after a four-year tour of recruiting duty, I reported to VP-2 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington as an AMCS. I served mostly as Aircraft Division Chief, and for a short time as Operations Department Chief. The squadron was flying the P2V-7, or as it had been re-titled by decree of Congress, the SP2H. In February 1969 VP-2deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, with a permanent detachment at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. The size of our Vietnam detachment varied from 3 to 6 planes depending on enemy activity and the dark-of-the-moon. The squadron was also sporadically tasked with maintaining a small detachment, usually 2 aircraft, in Tainan, Taiwan. During this deployment plans were laid and necessary technical school quotas obtained to support a transition to P-3 Orions. This transition was scheduled to begin after VP-2's return to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Alas, it was not to be. Another NAS Whidbey Island, Washington P2V squadron, VP-42, had been scheduled as our relief squadron at the completion of deployment. But, VP-42 was not sent to WestPac. VP-2 left the Philippines for home without a turn-over squadron, arriving at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington during the latter part of August 1969. It was soon determined, by those that decide such matters, that the last two active-duty Navy P2V squadrons on the west coast, VP-2 and VP-42 would be disestablished. There was to be no transition to P-3's for VP-2. The squadron was officially deactivated on 30 September 1969. I was transferred across the hanger to VP-1, a squadron then in the middle of a transition to P-3B Orions. Other squadrons that I was a part of were VAH-3 (sea duty), VAH-3 (shore duty), VAH-13, all A3D squadrons, and VQ-3 (EC-130Q's), VC-5(A-4's & US2F's), VFP-63 (RF-8K's), and NATTU (SNB-5P's & F9F-6P's)...." [E-Mail Updated 24APR2010 | E-Mail Updated 19JUN2002 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 29DEC2001]

GUEVARA, CDR Juan Jr. Retired jguevarajr@rgv.rr.com "...I served with VP-1 (06/1967-10/1969)..." [06OCT2015]

GUILBEAU, Tracy tracy.guilbeau@lyondell-citgo.com "...Served in VP-1 from 79-82. Had a great time. Having just a ton of fun going thru and seeing old Shipmates names and there current whereabouts. Sure would like to here from anyone who worked with me. If anyone knows where Ron Boerger, Jim Bolser or Dennis Deppmeir is, send a message to me please..." [24JAN2001]

GUTHRIE, LT(jg) Mark skymark@redshift.com "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1950 to 1953. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [31MAY2011]

GWINN, ADJ3 John N. liltlmoo@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1965 - 1968 would like to contact anyone that served during that time. I was an ADJ3 in 1967 with Crew 10 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Hope to hear from you all..." [02JAN2005]

HALEAMAU, AOC(AW/NAC) Karl blaqlava@comcast.net "...I served with VP-4 (1987-1990) and VP-1 (1994-1998)..." [E-Mail Updated 08JAN2017 | 20OCT99]

HARDESTY, AKA Chuck SAFETY813@AOL.COM "...ATU-201 NAS Corpus Christi, TX. 11/55 til 9/57. I was attached to VAHM-10 / Patron-10 from 10/58 til 5/59 and prior to my being transfered to VP-1 they changed the designation from VAHM-10 to Patron-10 and gave us a shoulder patch for dress blues indicating Patron-10. I was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington at the time and the squadron was deploying to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and I was a short timer and had no desire to go back to Kodiak being that I had just spent a year there prior to joining the squadron. I was transfered to VP-1 as the result (where I extended my Enlistment to make the Iwakuni deployment)..." [12AUG98]

HARDY, John Ingolf http://www.usna.com/history/classof1940/H.htm "..John's first duty was in PENSACOLA. She took part in the battles of Midway, Santa Cruz, Guadalcanal and several night surface actions until she was torpedoed on the night of 30 November, 1943, in the battle of Tassafaronga. After duty on the Staff, ComTaskFor 65, and a few months ashore at Guadalcanal, he was ordered to flight training, where he married Dolores Webster of Stillwater, Minnesota, on 27 April, 1943. PG School and MIT gave John a Master of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Duty in OpNav in the Guided Missile Division was followed by a return to sea as XO of VP-1 operating out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and NAS Kodiak, Alaska. The Korean War brought a 6-month deployment to Okinawa and to Washington, as the Head of the Installations Branch, Armament Division, BuAer. 1953 brought duty as C.O., VP-22 in Hawaii and Alaska, then on to become Experimental Officer at China Lake, CA. Orders as XO of PRINCETON in 1957 saw twelve out of fifteen months on board operating in the Western Pacific. In 1959, John became Naval Aide and Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (R&D) and in 1961, he attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. In 1962, John was C.O. of the oiler TALUGA, and in 1963 C.O. of HORNET (CVS-12). In 1964, he took command of Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, and on March 1, 1967, he retired and became Assistant to the President of Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland. Case and Western Reserve U. had decided to combine (Case Western Reserve University) and Dr. Robert Morse was to be the President of the new University. John had known him as Assistant Secretary of the Navy R&D and he prevailed on John to take a job and do the organizational planning. John agreed, but to stay only one year. It was a challenging and exciting job; John then moved on to another challenge in August, 1968, to become Director of Engineering at the Government and Aeronautical Products Division of Honeywell Inc. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dee and John truly enjoyed being back in Minnesota except for the cold winters and the summer mosquitoes! In the spring of 1975, both had some health problems and they decided it was time really to retire and go back to Coronado. Dee has had two open heart surgeries (1976 & 1981) to replace the mitral valve but she is really doing quite well. As she says "If you have to have problems, it is good to have something where the spare parts are really quite good." John is still a part-time employee of Honeywell, able to keep abreast of the interesting world of R&D. Son, Randy (USNA '66) is a Captain, USNR. He and Jane are in Seattle, where he is Superintendent of City Power and Light. Daughter, Janet, is in Boston with her husband, Stanford classmate Tom Willson, and their two children. After responsible positions at Stanford, and Harvard, she does full-time parenting and part-time instructing Senior Citizens in aerobics..." [01JUN2003]

HARTWELL, AX3 Marty mhartwe@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 from early 1966 to February 1969. Joined while the squardron was on deployment to Japan as AX3 fresh from A school, then VP-31. Was the Jez op on crew 6 for a couple years, until my weight got ahead of me. Then spent time in tronics shop and AMD at NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I have been looking for anyone from the old P2V VP-1. I will be checking back from time to time..." [E-Mail Updated 27MAY2010 | 18NOV2005]

HASKINS, Vice Admiral Michael D. Retired U. S. Naval Academy "...Vice Admiral Michael D. Haskins was born in Angels Camp, California. He graduated first in his class from the Naval Academy in June 1966 and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study history at the University of LaPlata, Argentina. Following his studies in Argentina and flight training, he received his wings in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, in September 1968. Vice Admiral Haskins reported to VP-49 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and deployed twice to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. In July 1972, he was assigned to the Naval Academy, where he taught History of Seapower. In July 1973, he was selected as a Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Scholar. He attended Oxford University, England, where he received a Masters Degree in international relations and international economics. In December 1975 Vice Admiral Haskins reported to the staff of Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group TWELVE in Mayport, Florida, as Assistant Plans/Operations Officer. In July 1978, he was assigned to VP-45 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. During the period, VP-45 deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and NAS Bermuda. Vice Admiral Haskins reported to CPW-2 staff as Training Officer in July 1980 and joined VP-22 as Executive Officer in May 1981. He served as Commanding Officer from May 1982 until June 1983. During this period, VP-22 deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and conducted detachment operations from NAS Agana, Guam. The squadron was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for special operations. In June 1983, Vice Admiral Haskins assumed command of VP-1 where he served until May 1984. The squadron deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, and was awarded the Arnold J. Isbell Trophy for Anti-Submarine Warfare excellence. In June 1984, he was assigned to the staff of Commander THIRD Fleet, where he served as the Current Operations Officer. In June 1985, he assumed command of VP-31, the West Coast P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron, and served until July 1986. During this period, the squadron was awarded the CNO Safety Award. From August 1986 to March 1988, he was Deputy Director of the CNO Executive Panel (OP-00K) on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. From June 1988 to July 1990, he was CPW-1 and Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force SEVENTH Fleet. IN August 1990, he reported to the National War College and in December 1990, he became the 74th Commandant of Midshipmen at the Naval Academy. From August 1992 to August 1994 Vice Admiral Haskins served as Commander, Iceland Defense Force; Commander, Fleet Air, Keflavik; Island Commander, Iceland; and Commander, Iceland Anti-Submarine Warfare Group. While serving in Iceland, he was presented with the Order of the Falcon, Commander's Cross, by the President of Iceland. In October 1994, he assumed the position of Commander, Patrol Wings U.S. Atlantic Fleet and Commander, Task Force EIGHT FOUR. In addition to this assignment, he deployed to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from July to November 1995 as Commander, Joint Task Force ONE SIX ZERO in charge of Cuban and Haitian migrant operations. From June 1996 to July 1998, Vice Admiral Haskins served as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan. He was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver, by the Emperor of Japan. In August 1998, he reported to London, England, for duty as the Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe. During his tenure, he additionally served as Deputy to Commander, Joint Task Force NOBLE ANVIL from March to July 1999 directing operations in the Kosovo conflict. From March to June 1999 he also served as COMFAIRMED/CTF 67. He reported to Washington, DC in July 2000 where he served as the Naval Inspector General until January 2003. He is currently the Distinguished Chair of Leadership at the United States Naval Academy. Vice Admiral Haskins' awards include the Distinguished Service Medal with Gold Star, Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit with three Gold Stars, Meritorious Service Medal with Three Gold Stars, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendations, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and NATO Medal..." [31MAY2003]

HAWKINS, AW2 Ed sales@coolmilitary.com "...It all started when my little brother Joe (number 3 of 6 boys) decided to join the Navy. What a shocker! He "was" the rebel of the family, but it wasn't the fact that he was leaving the brood that amazed us, but the fact that he was joining the Navy! The Navy? I didn't know anything about the navy. It conjured up a lot of images of sailing ships, Captain Ahab, and the Hollywood blockbuster MIDWAY in "sensurround". Well, off he went to boot camp and we didn't hear much about him for a while. I was working as a machinist making oil drilling equipment for offshore wells, when the market took a dive. My other brother John (number 4) was graduating High School and we both ended up thinking about what a great time Joe must be having sailing the seven seas. Joe went in without a rate and the first thing he told us was, Don't Join unless you read the "Secret Book" that only the recruiters have! "I wish I did" he said, and now I'm a paint scraping specialist. This was a book that that showed every job in the Navy. It was really thick and in full color. I read the whole thing many times, and kept stopping at the "Aircrew" page. Wow, look at those cool flight suites. My favorite quote was, "work in an air conditioned environment". What could be better! I was hooked. I'm signing up today I said. "Wait a minute" said John, don't you want to wait until after Summer is over? He had me there, so we signed up to go in together on the Delayed Entry Program. We spent that Summer in California sleeping in his car and hitting the surf at different places all along the Coast. I forgot to mention, on the day we signed up, guess what? There were no spots available for AW! I was mortified. Well then I said, I'm not going in. Just then, the computers all went down (wow, computers in 1983). "You'll have to come back tomorrow", they said. Well, my luck was shining the next day, because for some unknown reason a spot opened up for me, and I was in. Yahooo! Here's List of where I ended up. Bootcamp in San Diego (1983), NACCS NAS Pensacola, Florida (1984), NAS Memphis, Tennessee A school (1984), NAS Moffett Field, California (1984), SERE (1984), VP-1 Screaming Eagles at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Crew #1. Sensor 1 (AW-2). P-3c Orion (1985-1987), with 6 month deployments to Japan (Osaka and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan). I had so many adventures that I could not even begin to list them here. But, I did have a desire to have t-shirts made. While in the Philippines, I remember sketching out ideas with a pencil and giving them to the "t-shirt guy". He would then come back in a couple days with the finished shirt. It was always wrong, and the colors weren't right. But hey, I had a custom t-shirt. It was so cool. I also had a lot of fun creating our "Crew Patches". I really couldn't draw that well, but the crew liked them anyway. After I was discharged, I decided to pursue a design career and spent 3 years learning how to draw. Now I design Hiking Boots for a living. Who would have thought? Well I kept going back to wanting cool t-shirts, with the aircrew logo on them. So one day last month, I sat down, scanned in my aircrew wings and created a flaming tentacle logo. And that was the start of http://www.coolmilitary.com. I loved the military, and thought people that served in it were cool. So hence the name. Then I started using the "flaming tentacles" on other types of military logos. My Brother John wanted one with the Navy Dolphins on it (he went Nukes). My Dad, who was in the Army, wanted an army t-shirt. Well, you can see where this was going. So I just keep adding to the collection..." Personal WebSite: http://www.coolmilitary.com [14JAN2004]

HAYS, STERLING shays@tampabay.rr.com "...Am searching for members of CAC #14 VPB-111 who were stationed on Palawan, PI.PPC Robert Orr; James Maxwell; David Kidder; C.S. Richardson; Billy U. Jacobs...also served with VP-1..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAR2001 | 00XX97]

HAYWARD, AMCS Robert (Beaner) Retired haywardrj@navair.navy.mil "...I retired in 1999 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and I'm gonna stay put. Stationed with VP-1 78-81, NRL 81-84, VP-9 84-87, VP-31 87-91, VP-40 91-94, and Force Warfare 94-99. I even have some boat time VF-2 74-77. I had some great times in ONE and I would be interested in hearing from any and all..." [17NOV99]

HEALD, Lloyd E. Lheald5456@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 (crew 12) during the Korean Conflict and was station at NAS Atsugi, Japan and later NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I would like to hear from anyone that served with VP-1 and knew crew members of crew 12 (1951-52)..." [04MAY99]

Memorial Picture "...HENDERSON, Warren J. "Hank"...My Grandfather, Warren J. "Hank" Henderson, flew with VP-1 in WWII and after the war flew for VR-2 out of NAS Alameda, California. I am resarching his flight logs. If anyone from these two squadrons who knew him or has any pictures of him could please contact me. I know vey little about his time with these two squadrons but am interested in finding out...Kad Henderson sailkad@aol.com..." [29JAN2004]

HERMAN, Gary gherman@easy-pages.com "...Served in VP-1 from Jan-73 to Nov-75. Then transferred to VF-124 at that time stationed NAS Miramar. Served from 72-78..." [28JUL2000]

HERNANDEZ, David dave95624@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1967-1969) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I served as a 2nd Mechanic on Crew-7 which became Crew-1 when LCDR Phil R Hawkins assumed command. Learned from fellow crewmen Chambers, Wagner, Jackson, Wassink, Lundgren, Murphy, Hereford, Coe and other aviators in the squadron. Honorably discharged in 1969 and drove home to California with Don Jackson in his new MG!..." [12DEC2015]

HERRICK, AX1 Roger Roger.Herrick@US.LANDISSTAEFA.COM "...I served in VP-1 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1982 - 1986. It was great to see so many names listed. LAUNCH THE READY..." [12JAN2000]

HICKS, Bill bhicks@kalama.com "...Just reading some comments and squadron history. What memories! I was with VP-1 during the mid 60's and the Market Time Ops. Iwakuni, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and Tan Son Nhut are all memories of days of my youth. I wouldn't trade them for anything! I was on the Tan Son Nhut Det during April '66 when we came under attack. I was an AZ2 at the time. I can still remember standing out on the line at night and watching the flares being dropped around the base perimeter. Enough of the memories, I appreciate the opportunity to remember those times. Drop me a line if you and I were sharing the same experiences at the same time..." [08MAR98]

HILL, ADR2 Glenn E. glennh2138@aol.com "...I served with VP-4 (06/1961-01/1963) and was one of the first Plane Captains dual qualified in both the P-2V-5F and the P-2V-7 and VP-1 (03/1963-08/1964)..." [BIO Updated 07FEB2016 | BIO Updated 25JAN99 | 02MAR98]

HILVERS, Eugene M. navycpo1@siscom.net "...I was attached to VP-1 1948 -1952. I left the squadron in 1952 in NAS Atsugi, Japan. I would like to hear from anyone who was in the outfit at that time. The only one I have run into into was Joe Corsi a Chief Petty Officer at that time but retired as Commander. Also if there is anything in the air about an up coming Reunion..." [E-Mail Updated 13FEB99 | 06MAR98]

HINES, ATN3(AC) James A. (Jay) jayhines@aol.com "...I proudly served with VP-1 from April 1963 thru April 1965. This was one of the most exciting times of my life. We did get to join the Navy and see the world. Would love to hear from some of my "old" squadron mates..." [24MAY98]

HINSHAW, AVCM Donald L. Retired dontish84@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (1958-1962) - Electric Shop/Flt Crew, VP-6 (1965-1969) - Electric Shop/Flt Crew, VP-1 (1974-1978) - Electric Shop and VP-6 (1981-1984) - Maintenance Chief. After retiring in 1987, worked for Evergreen Airlines, McMinnville, OR, couple years and then Horizon Airlines for 20 years when I finally hung it up in 2009. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [01AUG2013]

HITT, CDR James R. Shipmate Pix http://www.vp16.navy.mil/xoh.htm "...While attending Santa Clara University (BS in Computer Science - Math) CDR Hitt attended NROTC functions at the UC Berkeley unit earning his commission in June 1987. Upon commissioning, he began primary flight training at VT-6, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. CDR Hitt was on the Commodore's List at his winging from VT-31 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas in April 1989. He reported to VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field for initial maritime patrol training. Upon graduation from the "Black Lightning" camp in September 1989, he joined VP-48 where he participated in a split site deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. After VP-48's decommissioning, CDR Hitt transferred to VP-40, joining the "Fighting Marlins" early in their 1991 NAF Misawa, Japan deployment. During his first tour he acted as Power Plants Branch Officer, Readiness Officer, Special Projects Officer (EWO), Schedules Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and Pilot NATOPS Officer as well as Instructor Pilot. Upon completion of his first sea tour in October 1992, he joined VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, the Atlantic Fleet's Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) completing detachments to Mildenhall, Rio de Janeiro, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Brunswick, Maine and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Through FRS consolidation, CDR Hitt was assigned the duties of Aviation Electrical/ Instruments and Ordnance Branch Officer, Fleet Projects Officer, and CNAL Alternate Pilot Evaluator. CDR Hitt departed VP-30 in October 1995 and reported aboard USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) at NAS North Island, San Diego as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer ("Shooter"). During this tour he also sailed with USS KITTY HAWK in support of their flight operations. While onboard CONSTELLATION, he served as Aviation Fuels Division (V-4) Officer and Catapult and Arresting Gear Division (V-2) Officer, and qualified as Officer of the Deck (Inport) and Assistant Command Duty Officer. He deployed with CONNIE to WESTPAC and the Arabian Gulf in April 1997. CDR Hitt detached from CONSTELLATION in April 1998 and reported to VP-30 for refresher training before arriving at VP-1 for his department head tour. While at VP-1, he deployed to NSF Diego Garcia, and NSA Bahrain. He served as the Screaming Eagles' Safety/NATOPS Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer, Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer. In November 2000, he was assigned to CPRW-10 as Training Officer, Operations Officer and Chief Staff Officer. CDR Hitt reported to VP-16 as the XO in March of 2005..." [08AUG2005]

HOFER, LCDR Merrill H. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=3232 "...LCDR Merrill H. Hofer, USN - NFL Number: 3232 - Date of Birth: 3/21/1923 - Date In: 4/3/1941 - Date Out: 7/1/1964 - City, State: Sun City, AZ - Aircraft Flown: EC-121K, P2V, TBF, F8F, HUP - Ship or Unit: USS Enterprise C6 - VW-13 - VP-1 - Pilot Desg.: Naval Aviator - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: WW II Pacific - Associations/Service Organizations: USS Enterprise (CV-6) Assn. - Torpedo Squadron 10 - Silver Eagles - VP-1 Assn. - VP-872 Assn. - Highest personal decoration or award: Presidential Unit Citation - Significant Achievements: 5,000 hours pilot time, at least that much special crew time. Received an Air Transport Pilot rating on Douglas DC-8. Instructor pilot for United Airlines. In Memoriam? No..." [30NOV2005]

HOGLUND, AW1(AW/NAC) Chris "Hogie" hogluncj@cprfp.navy.mil "...I fell from the nest and learned to fly in VP-47, literally. I served in VP-47 from April 1988 through July 1992 as SS-3 on CAC 5&10 (long live pirate ASW). Had many great times, and many beers with stops in NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (1989), NAS Adak, Alaska (1990), and NAS Misawa, Japan (1992). Made the best of friends, many of which are still great friends. Does "Mole", "Hammer", "J.C.", & "Tiberious" ring any bells? I've since moved on to Wing 10 ASWOC/TSC after VP-47, working in the analysis shop. Half way throught that tour in December 1993 the Wing, VP-40 & VP-46 moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. In September 1995 I transfered to VP-1 who also moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington via NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Had some good flying with that squadron. One NAS Misawa, Japan and two NSF Diego Garcia/Gulf deployments with VP-1. In March 2000 I transfered to COMPATRECONFORPAC, MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii where now I am the WTU SS-3 Instructor. WTU is formerly TTT. I will never forget the great friends and fun times I had while in VP-47 at NAS Moffett Field, California (should have never moved). I would like to hear from any of the old VP-47 family. Two things I learned while in VP-47, the meaning of life and that Dirt-Bags RULE!..." [28APR2000]

Memorial Picture "...HOLLIDAY, John R. "Doc"...FASRON-118/VP-4 1958-1960. Sad to report that 27 year US Navy veteran John R "Doc" Holliday, MRC USN (Retired) passed away 9/26/2002...Steve/Andy Andruszkewicz sgpa2zfmly@aol.com..." [18OCT2002]

HOLLINSWORTH, AWC Jack Retired jhollinsw@yahoo.com "...I started my VP tours with VP-2 in Feb 1956, I ended my tours with VP-1 in NOV 1981. In between there was VP-17, VP-31, VP-19 CRAZY CATS [ARMY], ASWOC P.I., and ASWOC School Dam Neck. Would like to hear from anyone who knew me or has heard of me. Retired from the Navy in Nov 81 and retired from construction Nov 98..." [21FEB99]

HOLPUCH, LT Mike flameout@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 (1970-1974)..." [07FEB2017]

HONER, AT1 Tom adtom36@home.com "...Served in USN 1954-1958. In 1955 I joined VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Went to the Marshall Islands for the H Bomb drop. Worked the shipping lanes to keep out ships during the tests. Upon my return to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, I asked and was received permission to deploy to NAS Kodiak, Alaska with VP-1 and we worked the "slot" from both NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska. I was an AT-1 and Chief Aircrewwman when I mustered out in August of 1958. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in the USN and was fortunate to have served in VP-1. I would love to hear from any of you who served in the squadron during this time..." [14AUG2001]

HOUGH, AWCS Dave Retired dhough@averstar.com "...VP-1 1976-1980 and VP-64 1980-1997. Condors and Liberty Bells the best the reserves have to offer..." [10JUN99]

HOWARD, Lanny E. lannyhoward@excite.com "...I was stationed with VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1961 to 1964. The P2V shots by Glenn Hill, an old crew member, were exciting to say the least..." [11APR2003]

HUDSON, ADRC John T. Retired hudson75@knology.net "...I served with ATU-11 and ATU-12 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and NAS Hutchinson, Kansas, VP-1, and VP-47. I flew in the PB4Y-2, P2V-5, and P5M..." [BIO Updated 22JAN2003 | 21NOV2001]

HUFF, K. (Huffster) Retired phoggyme@yahoo.com "...I entered the VP world in June of 1981 as a SS-3 in VP-1, was there till 1986 when I was retrained (or was attempted) and went to ASWOC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Glorious days, then VP-9 NAS Moffett Field, California, CPRW-10, then CPWP, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Retired in 94, am now in E. Oregon working as a Prison Cop. "Product isn't great, but the pay is good" drop a line, if ya knew me then..." [20SEP2005]

HUFFMAN, AWCM Edward J. Retired EHuff50971@aol.com "...I was stationed VT-3 from 70-74, VP-30, VP-26 74-78, NRS Pascagoula, Ms, 78-81, VP-1, 81-84, and NSWC Crane 84-89. The best time I had in the Navy was VP-1. The Screaming Eagles always had the flair for doing everything in STYLE..." [13FEB2000]

HUMMEL, AE2 Thurman "Bud" budro747@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 (4/1968-8/1969) with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines (11/1968-6/1969). I was mustering out in August 1969. Everyone was in California going to P-3 school. I stayed back at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington because I did not have enough time left to learn anything. I was on base and helped receive the first P-3 to our squadron. I only had to report to duty at 0730 as usual, but after muster, I could do anything I wanted to. I studied the information on the P-3. I really wanted to be a worker on the P-3. I finally was allowed to follow the guys around the plane and help them. I learned to do some of the pre-flight. I have some pictures of the first P-3 and the P2s behind her. I remember the trip back from NS Sangley Point, Philippines. The condensed version of a mishap was when one of our planes went down in the ocean. All hands were rescued the next morning, but the seas were rough and most had bad sea-sickness. They were rescued by a cruise ship, and the story goes that only one girl about 10 yrs old onboard, and the rest were senior citizens. All the men had been "adopted" by people on board, and they all came back with nice suits and new clothes..." [BIO Updated 13JAN2019 | 02MAY2008]

HUNT, Rich RRRNwestcr@aol.com

HUNTER, AXCS(AC) George Retired georgehunter@email.msn.com "...1957-1959 VP-50, (P5M-2's) AEAN-AE3 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, deployment to Iwakuni. 1960-1965 VF-193 and VR-8, AE2, NAS Moffett Field, California. 1965/66 Changed rate, Several schools NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee, on to VP-17, 1966/1968 (SP2H) NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, Deployments Iwakuni, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, detachments Saigon/Cam Ranh Bay. IFT/Jez op. Mostly crew 2. 1968/1969 AVIB School NAS Memphis, Tennessee, AX1/AXC.(AC) 1969/1970 VP-23 NAS Brunswick, Maine 1970 Instructor Training, NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee 1970/1973 NAMTD 1012 NAS Moffett Field, California, (P3C IT and SS3 inst., Phase Chief, AXCS(AC) 1973 AVB School, NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee 1973/1975 VP-1,(P-3C) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. AV/ARM Division Chief Retired Sept. 1975..." [05NOV98]

HUSTON, M. E. (Foots) footsnavy@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-1 from late '60 to 12/63. Started in Crew 7, then went to crew 1, which became crew 3, then crew 2. Then served as an instructor in VP-31 from 64-67 at NORIS. Served on the staff of FAW-11 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida 67-68, USS KITTYHAWK (CV 63) in '69, NPGS '70-71, then back to VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii '72-74. I was honored to be with Crew 10, the Hallmark (When you care enough...) of the Fleet's Finest! After HRMC Pearl, NWC Newport, I was XO/CO of VT-31 at CRP, then with PSA Corpus- retired in '80. Involved in corporate aviation since then. Love to hear from all y'all..." [E-Mail Updated 05JAN2002 | 10JAN99]

JACOBS, Mike (GROG) smjacobs@gte.net "...Was in VP-1 from 74-77. Trying to find out about the gang or members of Crew 7. I'd like to hear from ya'll..." [18JUL98]

JAMES, AT2 Clyde C. ccjames1@verizon.net "...I served in VP-1 on NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from early 1952 until my discharge in September 1954. I left the squadron with a rating of AT2. I flew in Crew 4 in 1952. Our PPC was LCDR Dunbar Lawson and in 1953 was assigned to Crew 1 under CDR I.D. Quillin. We had the P2V-5 plane. Our overseas tours were NAS Atsugi, Japan and at NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan..." [26NOV2007]

JANOUSEK, PRCM(AW) Jim Retired jimjanousek@usa.net "...I served with VP-1 from 1975 to 1979. Currently supporting PMA-202 / NAWCADPAX" [05JAN99]

JASPER, CAPTAIN Scott Eric http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil/people/jasper.asp "...Captain Jasper was born in Brunswick, Georgia and raised in Northern Virginia. He graduated in 1980 from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in December 1981. In July 1982, Captain Jasper reported for duty with VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, where he served as NFO Training Officer and Instructor TACCO. In November 1985, he transferred to VP-31, the west coast P-3C Fleet Replacement Squadron, where he was selected as COMNAVAIRPAC Primary NFO NATOPS Evaluator. During this tour he earned a Masters in Business Administration from San Jose State University. Captain Jasper reported to the USS ENTERPRISE in May 1988 for duty as Catapult and Arresting Gear Division Officer. He completed two deployments to the Indian and Pacific Oceans and qualified as Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer, Helicopter Control Officer and Conning Alongside Officer. In May 1990, Captain Jasper reported to OPNAV/BUPERS for assignment as Enlisted Community Manager for Aviation Mechanical Ratings. In April 1992, he transferred to VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii where he served as Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Captain Jasper reported to Commander, US Naval Forces Central Command and Commander, FIFTH Fleet in NSA Bahrain as Flag Secretary in August 1994. He graduated from the Naval War College in March 1997 with a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies prior to reporting for duty as Executive Officer of VP-4. Captain Jasper assumed Command of VP-4 in April 1997. He led his squadron in combat during Operation DESERT FOX and forward-deployment to FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleet with the new P-3C ASUW Improvement Program (AIP) aircraft. Captain Jasper transferred to Commander-in-Chief, US Pacific Command in April 1999 and served as the Deputy for Joint Experimentation. He reported aboard the Naval Postgraduate School in April 2002 and currently serves as the Associate Dean for the School of International Graduate Studies. Captain Jasper has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with Two Gold Stars, Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star and the Navy Achievement Medal with Gold Star in addition to various unit commendations and general awards..." [02JUL2003]

JEFFERS, CDR William https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=1846 "...CDR William Jeffers, USN - NFL Number: 1846 - Date of Birth: 7/25/1919 - Date In: 2/18/1942 - Date Out: 6/30/1969 - City, State: Memphis, TN - School Attended: Kansas St. Teach's - Aircraft Flown: TBF/TBM, P2V-5, R4D, R5D, C118 - Ship or Unit: VC-41 and VP-1 - ComCruDiv 5 Staff - Pilot Desg.: Naval Aviator - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: WWII/Korea - Associations/Service Organizations: Assn. Naval Aviation - Ret. Officers Assn. - Nav Av Museum Fdn - Tailhook Assn. - Highest personal decoration or award: Air Medal (five) - Significant Achievements: - 206 CVE Landings; Flew China & Yellow Sea patrols, Korean War; Flew USAF (MAC) airplanes (manned by U.S. Navy crews 1958-1960). Patrol plane commander. In Memoriam? No..." [30NOV2005]

JENKINS, AE2 Rees E. REESJ2@aol.com "...Joined VPML-1 Nov.47 at NAS Miramar as the sq. was still in the process of receiving new P2V2 aircraft. We left NAS Miramar for NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in Feb. of 48. At that time I was an AEM striker working for Chief "Red" Neil. He went on to become a WO. We made One deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska in 48, and at least two to NAS Kodiak, Alaska before the Korean thing started. At the time there were 3 VP Sqds. at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. VP-1, VP-4, and VP-6. We all left NAS Whidbey Island, Washington at the same time. VP-1 to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, VP-4 to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. and VP-6 to Tachikawa JP. I have several pictures of the aircraft as well as some of the people assigned to VP-1 back then. I left VP-1 in early 51 and joined FASRON-112 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I was an AE2 at that time. I would enjoy making contact with anyone that was a member of VP-1 during that time period..." [30SEP2001]


JENZEN, AWC Ken jenzenk@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-11 from 1993 to 1996, CPRW-10 from 1997 to 2000, VP-1 from 200 to 2004, FASOTRAGRULANT from 2005 to 2006 and currently serving with Naval Special Warfare Development Group..." [00XXX97 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 07NOV2007]

JESSE, Karen (Sweeney) krsjesse@insightbb.com "...I was an AT3 in VP-1 from November 1990 to April 1993, then at AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from April 1993 to February 1994 when I reported to VP-47 February 1994 to March 1995. After my trip to Masirah/ NSF Diego Garcia and making AT2 with them, I transferred to AIMD NAS North Island, San Diego, California for my final tour. I got out in October 1997 and am currently attending college in Dayton, Ohio. I would love to hear from yall! I am now living outside of Louisville, Kentucky, going to Nursing school (far cry from Avionics!) and parenting my two kids, ages 6 and 9..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 22APR2003 | 22MAR99]

JOENKS, AEC Eugene W. Retired highknoll@juno.com "...Served in NAMTD 1057 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, NAS Alameda, California, and NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1957 to 1961 as both AE maintenance and flight instructor on P2V-5F's and 7's. Went to VP-46 in 1961 and served there until 1964. Saw the missle tests at Johnson Island and the seals and whales of NAS Adak, Alaska, Shemya, and NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I served in VP-31 Det A, NAS Moffett Field, California, and Det A, NAS North Island, San Diego, California until 68. Served a year in HAL-3 Nam as Ops Chief and Door Gunner from 1968 through 1969. From 1969 to 1971 I was with the Blue Dragons of VP-50 and twilighted in VA-128 Whidbey until retirement in 1974 after completing 26 years in Uncle's Navy. Graduated from ISU in 79, worked for Mc Donnell Douglas for 5 years on the Harpoon Missle project. I even deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines in 1983 as Senior Field Eng., and flew with VP-1 and VP-6. Design analysis engineer for Kaiser Aerospace until retirement again in 92. Currently living and enjoying mountain life in southeast Arizona on the Mexican border...I served in both FASRON-915 and FASRON-115 during the period of 1952 to 1954. I arrive at Piarco in 1952 when the squadron was under the command of CDR Knoche and the exec was LCDR Lecompe(sp). I was an AE3 and was privileged to fly in our PBM5A and when we received our UF I also flew in it. We took trips to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and even over to the Canal Zone. I was promoted to AE2 in 1953 whereby my wife was allowed to come down and we lived in Tucker Valley. Our oldest son, now a retired CPO, 26 years was born there. I went on and completed 26 years and retired in 1974..." [BIO Updated 28MAY2000 | 11MAR2000]

JONES, AVCM Berry Retired jonesb@cnrc.navy.mil "...I served with VQ-2 from 1975 to 1980 (Athens Det. Maintenance CPO from 1977 to 1979) and VP-1 from July 1980 to July 1983..." [BIO Updated 23JUL2005 | BIO Updated 22JUN2001 | 12JUN2001]

JONES, ADC(AW) Charles "CJ" baycitytexas@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 (03/1986-03/1989) with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan and NAS Adak, Alaska and VP-68 (06/1992-07/1995)..." [BIO Updated 21AUG2016 | 16JAN2016]

JONES, SK3 Larry M. lmjjaj@verizon.net "...I served with VP-1 in Material Office from 1959 to 1960 with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. We were flying the P2V7 with YB-1 thru YB-12 tail numbers. I worked with JessBonati, Jerry, Vern Taylor and LT Briggs..." [16APR2011]

JONES, Richard richardjones6938@att.net "...I served with VP-1 from 1957 to 1958 during its deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I was the Electronics Officer and we flew the P2V-5. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12OCT2009]

JONES, Steve steve.jones110@att.net "...I served with VP-1 (1973-1977). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [24FEB2012]

JONES, Vernon p2vernon@aol.com "...Served with VP-1 from 1966 throught 1969. I flew as TACCO of Crew 10 on Buno 145910. Would love to hear from any crew and squadron members..." [31JUL2000]

JOHNSON, CAPTAIN Bill Retired billpatty@charter.net "...I served with ATU-604 from 1955 to 1958 as a LTjg flight instructor, VP-28 from 1958 to 1960 as a LT, VP-2 from 1966 to 1967 as a LCDR, and VP-1 from 1971 to 1972 as a CDR (Executive Officer/Commanding Officer)..." [E-Mail Updated 31JAN2003 | 14FEB2001]

JOHNSON, Ed ej@aiinc.com "...I was in VT-21 1975-1977, VT-23 1997-1979, VP-1 1980-1986, VX-1 1986-1989, VAQ-33 1989-1990, VPU-2 1990-1995, AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii 1995-1995, and retired from VFA-125 DET Fallon, 1995-31 Mar 1997. I am a retired Mech Chief, and was a P-3 Flight Engineer for 14 years, (VP-31 Class of 82)..." WebSite: http://www.AIINC.com/ [02JUN98]

JOHNSON, Kenneth kenneth.j.johnson@gte.net "...I was a member of VP-1 from 1968 thru 1969, when they were stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in the latter part of 1968, returning to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in February 1969. I reenlisted in December 1969, and left the squadron shortly thereafter. I'm looking for former VP-1 squadron mates..." [06APR2001]

JOHNSON, Wiliam bill.johnson162@gmail.com "...I served with VP-4 (1984-1988) Crew 8, VP-31 (1988-1990) NFO Instructor and VP-1 (1995-1997) Ops / Training / Safety / Masirah, Oman OIC..." [21APR2010]

KALTENBACH, LT Kevin kkbach@gci.net "...Flew with VP-69 from 94-97 as TAR pilot and currently as a SELRES. Formerly at VP-1 88-91. Thanks to those who built this web page. Hello to all the fine VP'ers I've served with..." [E-Mail Updated 16MAR2000 | E-Mail Updated 03DEC98 | 31MAR98]

KELEDEI, CDR Raymond F. Shipmate Pix http://www.naswi.navy.mil/vp-46/xo.html "...Commander Keledei received his commission as an Ensign through the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps Program at University of California, Berkeley in June of 1986. After attending flight training at NAS Pensacola, Florida and Mather AFB in Sacramento, California, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer. After completing Fleet Replacement training at VP-31, CDR Keledei reported to VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he served as Legal Officer, Tactics Officer and NATOPS Officer and deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska; NAS Cubi Point, Philippines; NSF Diego Garcia and the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD. In September 1991 CDR Keledei joined the Royal Navy as an exchange officer. Upon completion of Advanced and Operational Flying Training in Sea King helicopters, he received his wings as an Observer (Naval Flight Officer) and reported to 819 Naval Air Squadron in Prestwick, Scotland. There he served as the ASW Officer and Deputy Ops Officer, qualifying as Aircraft Commander in both the ASW and SAR missions. CDR Keledei was next assigned to the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN at NAS Alameda, California where he served as the Operations Administration Officer and Tactical Action Officer, deploying to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH and VIGILENT SENTINEL. He next reported to Commander, Patrol Wings, U.S. Pacific Fleet at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as Tactical Support Center Operations Officer prior to his Department Head tour in VPU-2 where he served as detachment OIC, Administration Officer, Maintenance Officer, and CTG Operations Officer, deploying in support of Operations SOUTHERN WATCH and ALLIED FORCE. From August 1999 through June 2002, CDR Keledei served in the Pentagon on the Chief of Naval Operations' staff. His assignment in the Operations and Plans Directorate included scheduling the Navy's Carrier Battle Groups, Amphibious Ready Groups, air expeditionary, and reconnaissance forces. He was also one of the principle action officers for planning Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. His most recent assignment was Current Operations and Plans Officer at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / FIFTH Fleet in NSA Bahrain for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and the execution of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. CDR Keledei's awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Flight Strike Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (6 awards), the Navy Achievement Medal, as well as unit commendations and awards..." [24APR2005]

KELLER, Robert rlkeller@whidbey.net "...I served with VP-1 from 1991-1994 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..."

KELLY, Jim hitchrac@worldfront.com "...I was in VP-1 from initial forming in 1947 til August 1949. We had no planes for the first few weeks at NAS Miramar. VP-1 later moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (Ault Field). We spent time in NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Kodiak, Alaska on a rotating basis. Would be interested in hearing from anyone in VP-1 during that time..." [13JUN2000]

KIDD, AD2 Ben benkidd@cox.net "...I served with VP-1 from 1952 to 1955. I crewed as a Plane Captain with several flight crews and also participated in the "round the world flight" in the spring of 1955. Looking for former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 12APR2010 | E-Mail Updated 11APR2010 | 20MAR2004]

KING, ADRC Bob "Rotten Roger" Retired ret.navy@verizon.net "...I served with VP-1 from 1959 thru 1963. I was Plane Captain Crew 11 with LT Barnes for a couple years. Particpated on two deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska. Who could forget operation slamex? Those were the fun years. I lost my VP-1 Cruise Book - oh well. Joel Williamson, George Pridemore, Billy Boyd, and anyone else - e-mail me at your own risk. My ears ring all the time. I still hear those 3350 lawnmower engines. Also served with VP-2, VP-8, and VO-67..." [BIO Updated 05NOV2001 | BIO Updated 26APR2001 | 17NOV98]

KOTOFF, AO1(AW/NAC) James W. Retired ordiejim@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-49 from Feburary 1980 to September 1983 (Crew 6 - participated in the only 9 P-3 formation flight ever coming home from NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 1982), VP-4 from October 1983 to December 1986 (Crews 7 and 11), VP-1 from February 1987 to April 1991 (Crew 6), PMTC/NAWC NAS Point Mugu, California from May 1991 December 1994, USS New Orleans LPH-11 from January 1995 to October 1997 and USS Constellation CV-64 from October 1997 to May 1999. I would like to hear from old Shipmates and am looking to purchase cruise books from VP-49..." [E-Mail Updated 05JUN2008 | E-Mail Updated 26MAR2000 | 09DEC99]

KRIM, AMMF2 Marvin marvo1@worldnet.att.net "...As a flight engineer on PB2Y's we were designated on Oct. 1945 as VP-100 out of NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. We were only there one month and the squadron was disbanded and returned to the states...I served in VP-1, VP-4, VP-100 and VR-2." [Updated 17FEB98]

KRUYNE, Jim Retired em729@erols.com "...P-3 Flight Engineer in VP-1 from 80-84, taught engineer school at VP-31 from 84-87, Crew 14 VPU-2 from 87-92 and was the FE detailer from 92 to 95. (Sorry I had to hose so many of ya, just doin' my job) Retired as of July 97. Drop me a line..."

KUIPERS, ATC Steven Kuipers Retiredskkuipers@yahoo.com "...My first tour was with VQ-1 May 1975 to May 1979 then AVIC-7 and instructor duty at NAMTRAGRUDET 1033 Jan 1980 to Sep 1983. Mext it was off to Hawaii and VP-1 Sep 1983 to Nov 1986. Then I was off to my most interesting tour at Naval Plant Representative Office at the Lockheed factory. I then went to two tours in jets VAQ-34 & VX-4. I mannaged to get back to P-3's and returned to VP-1 in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Nov 1996 to Aug 1998. I would love to here from any of my old squadron mates..." [E-Mail Updated 30AUG2000 | 01AUG98]

LAIR, AWC(AW/NAC) Tim tlair@msa.attmil.ne.jp "...stationed with VP-4 80-83; CPW-2 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii 83-86; USS Ranger(CV-61) 86-89; VP-50 89-92; VP-31 92-93(Decommissioned); VP-30 93-95; VP-1 95; VP-40 95-Present. Currently selected for CWO2 with orders to PATWINGONE Det Misawa, Japan. 98-Present; have orders to FMP MOCC LANT Jacksonville in April 2000. Would like to hear from old Shipmates!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25NOV99]

LAMBERT, CAPTAIN Ed Retired ESL14@Mediaone.net "...I was the AIO for VP-17 in '69-'71 or so. From there, went to CINCPACFLT in OPINTEL...FOSIC. etc. Former wife (Mary) and I lived in Navy housing at EWA Beasch...Fulmar Ave. Over the past years I've kept in loose contact w/ Joe Sikes and Jack and Dixie Quin (before Jack died). Stayed in the Reserves until'97 and retired as a Captain. Would love to hear from any and all! Remember the nicknames??...Nitnoy, Lump, Straightarrow etc??? Great detachment in Utapao..still have some photos!..." [01JUN2001]

LAMBERT, AW/OTACS (NAC/IUSS) Reynolds (LaDon) Retired mailhandlerbama@aol.com "...Served in VS-30 (76-79), VP-1 (80-83), VP-30 (83-86), VP-44 (86-88) Medical grounding in 88 converted to the OTA rating stationed at NOPF Ford Island Hi, NAVFAC Centerville Beach CA, NAVFAC NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NETPDC Saufley Field, Pensacola Florida as an OTA. Retired in NOV 98 Currently working for the U.S. Postal Service and living in Pace, Fla. Any old Shipmates please contact would love to talk about old times in the VP Navy..." [17JAN2001]

LANSING, David darkutsmyhair@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1962-1964) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and a deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and loved it! I'm St. Louis native who has retired to The Villages, Florida..." [13NOV2013]

LANGLOIS, AOCM Chester W. Retired CHETCIN@worldnet.att.net "...I served with VP-1 from 1986 to 1989 as the CMC. Only VP it was my pleasure to serve in. I retired from there, not because of being there, but because it was my time to go after 30 years. If anything VP-1 made me want to stay longer, but my choices after that wonderful tour were hazy grey and underway or hazy grey and underway. I will never be able to say enough about how much I enjoyed that tour of duty. It was a learning experience, but a very good one..." [02SEP2002]

LERSCH, AOC(AWS/NAC) Rob lerschr@gateway.net "...seeing so many familiar names from both VP-1 and VP-60. If any of you would care to drop a line I would be happy to hear from you..." [05FEB2000]

LeCLAIR, ADCS Rick oft2f87@aol.com "...I would like to add a section concerning me to the Shipmates page. It is: I initially underwent P-3 Flight Engineer Training at VP-30 in 1986. My first FE tour was with the VP-1 Screaming Eagles (87-91) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. For Shore duty I then transferred to NAMTGD (91-93), NAS Moffett Field, California teaching the P-3 Flight Engineer Systems Familiarization Course. Back to "sea duty" with the VQ-1 World Watchers ('93-'96) Agana, NAS Agana, Guam and homeport changed to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I am currently assigned to CPWP as the FE training SCPO. I look forward to hearing from those of you who knew and/or flew with me..." [21JAN98]

LECCO, ADCS(AW/NAC) ED Retired elecco@home.com "...After starting out my career on the "Connie" with shore-duty to follow, I saw the light! I completed initial P-3 Flight Engineer training at VP-30 in 1987. From there I headed west (and have stayed ever since) to VP-1 from 87 to 90. Next stop was Instructor duty in VP-31 (awesome duty...some of "the best" FE's in the Navy were in NAS Moffett Field, California at this time) where I resided until 93. Then it was back to Hawaii to the Skinny Dragons of VP-4 (another outstanding squadron!). I finished duty with VP-4 in 97 and transferred to CPWP as West Coast FE NATOPS Evaluator. I moved withCPWP (now called CPRFP) to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii where I finally retired. I now reside in Pleasanton, CA,. The only thing I miss about the Navy are the people! Take care, and drop me a line..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 21AUG2000 | E-Mail Updated 01FEB99 | 24DEC97]

LEE, James K. kcmc03@juno.com "...Served with with VP-10 1961-62, VP-19 1962-64, VP-49 1968-70, VP-1 1970-73, and VP-48 1976-77..." [Updated 08JAN98]

LEGASPI, CPO Victor E. Retired legaspi@mchsi.com "...Started in VP-1 in 1974. As a matter of fact VP-1 POPS Vice Pres. was my first Chief. Someuse to call us Taffy Tafoyas Tijuana... well you know. In 1977, from VP-1 I moved back across the pond to the Gay...err I mean the Grey Knights at VP-46. In 1979, from there it was a short hop across the runways to the Genies/Blacklightning at VP-31. Then in 1982 across the other way to the Laging Handa Fighting Marlins of VP-40. By then I had been through 4 versions of the P-3 B, Bmod, C, and C UI. In 1986 I decided to say good by to the VPNavy and moved over to the VRC-30 Providers at NAS North Island, San Diego, California where I did a tour crashing and dashing off of Aircraft Carriers. One tour and it was on to NAS Point Mugu, California, in 1989 and the VXE-6 Puckered Penguins where I did 3 seasons down on the "ICE". Ended the career as a Crew Chief on the Navy's only UC-8 Buffalo. Pulled the plug after 21 years and believe it or not retired as a Chief even though all my billets were Aircrew. And all I was ever told is if I didn't go to sea it would never happen. Wouldn't mind terribly to hear from some of the old school..." [19SEP2004]

LEMERAND, AW2 Jim jameslemerand@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1971-1973) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii flying with Crew-7 and VP-93 at NAF Detroit, Michigan. While serving with VP-93 my employer was not sympathetic to my need for time off to drill. I missed more and more drills until they became both difficult to make up and very unfair to my crew. All hope was lost when I was transferred to Denver. Still, made a couple of "cruises" and more than a few flights. It was a good thing..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01SEP2017 | 25MAY2000]

LISENBY, CDR Jay http://www.navy.mil/homepages/vp-47/html/body_commanding_officer.html "...Commander Lisenby is a native of Geneva, Alabama. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Marines in 1984 through the Marine Corps Platoon Leader's Class program. He completed The Basic School at Quantico, Virginia in 1985 and received a direct commission as a Navy Ensign. Commander Lisenby was designated a Naval Aviator in June 1986. After initial Fleet Replacement Squadron training, Commander Lisenby was assigned to VP-1 stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. There he served as Operations Flight Officer, NATOPS Instructor Pilot, Nuclear Safety Officer and Personnel Officer. During this tour he completed deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan, NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Commander Lisenby's next assignment was VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California where he was designated a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Pilot. While at VP-31, he served as Aviation Safety Officer, P-3 PQS Program Manager, Standardization Pilot and Flight Demonstration Pilot. In 1993, Commander Lisenby reported to Bureau of Naval Personnel, Sea Duty Component, Dallas, Texas where he served as Operations Officer, Safety/NATOPS Officer and Administrative Officer. Following P-3C refresher training in 1995, he reported for his department head tour in VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. During this tour, he served as Safety/NATOPS Officer, Training Officer and Maintenance Officer while completing deployments to NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Misawa, Japan. In 1998, Commander Lisenby reported to Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet where he served as Current Operations Officer and later as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations. During this tour he earned a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle University. Prior to reporting to PVP-47, Commander Lisenby attended the Naval War College earning a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. Commander Lisenby's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals and various other campaign and service awards..." [19JUN2003]

LOCKWOOD, AO2 Robert bob.lockwood@impressions.coxatwork.com "...I served VP-1 from April 1963 thru January 1966. I was member of crew #3 the "worlds greatest multi engine crew." Would like to hear from others of that era to swap tales and lies..." [10JUN2002]

LORD, Tom TLORD26592@AOL.COM "...I spent my Navy time in VP-1, from 1962-66. Have a lot of good memorys and some sad. I was being helped by Randy Vedros finishing a drop check on a P2V, at Tan Son Nuet. We finished and he told me he would take the plane back, so I could take the last bus back to town (we stayed at the International Hotel) in Saigon. I hadn't been to town for 2 days and he said I smelled like I was fermenting. Well I went, and the morter attack happened about an hour later, and Randy was killed. You can't believe how I felt the next day when we found out. Would sure like to hear from Harry Williams, or J. W. Bellas, and the rest of airframes. I plan to go to Albecurque to the Reunion. Thanks & Cheers..." [30MAR2000]

LOZANO, Fred rapidfred@aol.com "...While deployed aboard the USS Ranger in 1981, I saw a P-3 for the first time. My supervisor "Clay" told me that I could be an Flight Engineer and fly! That day I had my request for FE school. One year late I reported to VP-31 for training. Since then I have served with VP-9, VP-31, VP-40, VP-30 and currently serving with VP-1 in Whidbey Island Washington. In May of 1998 I will tansfer to VP-16 in Jacksonville..."

LUDWIG, ATC Scott V. Retired estersgiftworld@comcast.net "...I served with VP-9 from 1971 to 1974. Looking for members of Crew 5, AT Shop, or anyone from that time frame. Also served with VP-1 from 1980 to 1984. Looking for members of Crew 7 (KRUDE 7)..." [BIO Updated 16JUL2006 | 28JUN2006]

LUNSFORD, Greg L1GLUNSF@aol.com "...I was stationed with tyhe Screaming Eagles of VP-1 from 85 - 89, then NAS Cubi Point, Philippines for a little shore duty. Back to the Blue Geese of VP-22 from 91 until our decomossioning in March 94. From there i went to BUPERS Sea Duty Comp Dallas Texas. Now I have swithched platforms to the SH-60B with the Warlords of HSL-51 in Atsugi, Japan. I can't wait to return home to the VP community when I am done here..." [07JAN98]

LUPER, CAPTAIN James Retired jaluper@erols.com "...I served with VP-19, VP-48, and was CO of VP-1..." [17SEP2000]

LYNCH, Steve slynch@lsijax.com "...I served with VP-30 (75-78), VP-45 (78-81), ASWOC Bermuda (81-84), VP-1 (84-88). That was last official P-3 tour. I don't count Force Warfare Pax River Md, since I was the DLCPO (Command Senior Chief). After NAS Patuxent River, Maryland it was on to a different world of HELO's, HS-15 (transition from SH-3 to SH-60F) and HSL-44 for my final tour..." [17DEC97]

LYONS, AWCS(AW) Jack A. jackel@pioneernet.net "...VP-31 (student) JUL 77-DEC 77. "Big Red", VP-19 DEC 77-NOV 81, SS-1/2 on crew 8. Advanced AWAN to AW2. Deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Adak, Alaska, and NAF Misawa, Japan. VP-31/TTT NOV 81-DEC 84, this time as an instructor. Advanced to AW1. "The Wizards" of VPU-2 DEC 84-OCT 92, ACINT Operator and Crew Chief for crew 12 "The Whipped Dogs" and crew 14 "The Dark Forces". Several interesting "Road Trips" and detachments. The best tour of my Naval Career. Advanced to AWC, AWCS and became EAWS qualified. CPWP TAC D&E OCT 92-OCT 95. VP-30 (student) OCT 95-JUL 96. Reported to "The Screaming Eagles" of VP-1 AUG 96. Currently hold 7821, 7841, and 7861 NEC's..."

MANARO, AWC Larry L. Manaro Retired Larryl@ssisp.com "...It would really help if everyone could put dates of service to squadrons. Especially VP-1 (52-55) and (70-73) & VP-9 (74-79) & VS-38 (66-69)..." [10NOV98]

MATTHEWS, Ron "Red" towboater812@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-1 in '84-86 as a SS3. Would really like to hear from my old shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27OCT2001 | 29MAR97]

McCOMAS, AVCM Finis "Mac" Retired Shipmate Pix mcporet@newwavecomm.net "...Served with VA(HM)-13/VP-24 from 1957 to 1960 as ATAN, AT3, and AT2. Flew on Crew 1 with CDR Rau and LTjg Stan Harmon and then with Mr. Harmon with CDR Rau moved on. It's been a long time. Commissioned VP-30 1960 as an AT2 (and then AT1). I won the contest for designing the VP-30 patch (owls with mortarboards on and sub underneath), but the Walt Disney artists said it was too detailed to make a patch from. I won a $25 savings bond and a trip to St. Augustine with my wife and kids. I was a radar instructor for a lot of students that came through during the period of 1960-1963. I remember the two planes we lost (one with all hands and one with no casualties). Served in VP-5 as AX1 and AXC from late 1963 to 1967 and transitioned from P2's to P-3's. Definitely remember Chief's initiation for me set up by Chiefs Dietz and Warner. Deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1967. Mainly ran Night Check as Maintenance Control Chief...Served in VP-1 with 2 tours in Vietnam from 1971-74...Served as Maintenance Control Chief and Senior Enlisted Advisor in VP-1 as AVCM. Finished career as instructor in Aircraft Maintenance Officers School at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee. Retired in 1975..." [PIX added 24JUN2009 | E-Mail Updated 06SEP2007 | E-Mail Updated 21OCT2006 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 29NOV2001 | BIO Updated 24OCT2000 | 21OCT2000]

McCORMICK, Craig cmccorm1@san.rr.com "...I was an "AZ2" in VP-1 from 1983-1986. Great to see the VP squadron pages here. Would be great to hear from a few old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 26DEC2002 | 08FEB98]

McGOVERN, CDR Tom http://www.navy.mil/homepages/vp-47/html/body_executive_officer.html "...Commander Tom McGovern, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 1986 with a B.S. in Mathematics (Operational Analysis). He was designated a Naval Aviator in March 1988. In September 1988, Commander McGovern joined his first operational command, VP-40 at NAS Moffett Field, California. He served as Public Affairs, AO Branch, AV/ARM Division, Assistant Operations and Pilot Training Officer. He was next assigned to VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California in October 1991 as an Instructor Pilot and Assistant Pilot Training/Schedules. In September 1992, he was selected as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to the Commander, Patrol Wings and Commander, Anti-Submarine Warfare Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. In October 1993, he reported aboard the USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer. Besides a Western Pacific and Persian Gulf deployment on the CONSTELLATION, he served for four months on the USS SARATOGA (CV 60) in support of Operation DENY FLIGHT. In 1995, he reported to the Operations, Readiness and Mobilization Directorate of the Army Operations Center, Pentagon. During this joint assignment, he was an Operations Officer for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. He also completed the Air Command and Staff College (JPME I), and the Armed Forces Staff College (JPME II) educational programs and was designated as a Joint Specialty Officer. In March 1998, he reported to VP-1 where he served as Safety/NATOPS, Assistant Operations, and Operations Officer. During this assignment, Commander McGovern was responsible for flight operations encompassing NSA Bahrain, Masirah, NSF Diego Garcia, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and Japan while concurrently serving as the Command's Senior Pilot. In February 2000, Commander McGovern reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel as the Aviation Enlisted Community Manager. Commander McGovern holds a M.B.A. from George Washington University. His awards include a Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, Joint Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various other service awards..." [19JUN2003]

McGUIRE, AZ2 John P. pacmacjohn@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1978 to 1982. I worked in the Tech Library and Maintenance Control. Hey Mike remember AFCM Cook?..." [23MAR2011]

McKENNA, Doug "DougieMac" Retired dhmckii64@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-6 from 1977 to 1983, VP-1 from 1983 to 1986, VP-22 from 1986 to 1988 including TAD to VP-17 NAS Adak, Alaska in 1987, VP-31 (2nd Mech School) in 1979 and FE School 1981 and VP-62 (Reserve) from 1989 to 1996. I got a few degrees from Embry-Riddle and an A & P Cert and currently have my own consulting company. I travel extensively so let's communicate a hook-up. Aloha!..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAY2011 | E-Mail Updated 22JAN2003 | 27DEC98]

McKINNEY, ATC(AW) Bruce D. Retired brucedmckinney@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-1, VP-17, VP-22, and VQ-2 (EP-3E's). I retired in 1993. I retired and am currently a High School Teacher in Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24AUG2004 | 03JUL98]

McKINNEY, AOC(AC} Mike mikesue@cdsnet.net "...I served with VP-40 in the PI [Sangley Pt.] 61, 62, 63, VP-47 [Whidbey Is.] 63, 64, VP-1 [Whidbey Is.] 65, 66. From there went into fighters for a few years then to Helos then on to attack types for a lot of years. I finnished off at Cubi Pt. as weapons dept lcpo..." WEBSITE: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/7563/

McMILLAN, Jasper jmcmil12@netscape.net "...I served with VP-1 and then with VP-6 (1983 through 1987). Would like to hear from anyone interested..." [27MAY2000]

MEADOR, PN2 Larry larrym@wans.net "...I was a PN2 from 1984 to 1987. Look forward to hearing from anyone who remembers me. These were some of the best years in my life. I work for the VA Regional Office in Houston. If anyone from VP-1 needs anything, let me know..." [03JUN2005]

Memorial Picture "...MEDVETZ, MCPO T. R...I am looking for info on TR Medvetz (Tom Medvetz). He was an E-9 - Master Chief, and served maybe 30 years (and served with VP-1). He traveled all over the world and most who knew him either loved him or hated him. He was a great chef. If you knew him or served with him and have photos or stories to tell, please contact me. He was my step dad. He passed away about eight years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. He had no children...Lee Thatcher l.thatcher@charter.net..." [28MAR2004]

MEJIA, AMH2 Carlos Aranda navymechanic76134@yahoo.com "...I was an AMH2 with VP-1 from 1982 to 1985. I would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates who might remember me. I made many of roadtrips to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Midway Island and too many others. I would love to hear about a VP-1 Reunion, (NAS Cubi Point, Philippines) would be nice. Drop a line any and all. Thanks for the memories. I was in the Navy from 1976 to 1989 and well admit it was the BEST thing I ever did. I made alot of friends and have alot of memories to look back on. Take care one and all. "Never above you, never below you, always beside you."..." [14NOV2006]

MELIUS, AFCM(AW) Gerard Shipmate Pix https://www.atsugi.navy.mil/AIMD/DLCPObio.html "...LCPO, Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment, NAS Atsugi, Japan - Master Chief Melius was enlisted in the U.S. Navy on 12 March 1979 under the delay entry program. Six months after his graduation from Central High School, he reported for Recruit Training at NRTC Orlando Florida on 21 January 1980. At the completion of recruit training, he received orders to VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California for three months of P-3 FRAMP training, thereafter reported to VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While in VP-1, he made several deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Agana, Guam, NSF Diego Garcia, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, NAS Midway Island and NAS Adak, Alaska, and was advanced to ADAN, AD3 and AD2. Following his assignment in VP-1, he transferred to AIMD NS Rota, Spain in March of 1984 after receiving TF-34 Turbo Fan Engine First Degree Level Repair training at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. He Advanced to AD1 while at AIMD NS Rota, Spain. He accepted orders to VA-115 at NAS Atsugi, Japan in April 1987, where he made several deployments onboard the USS Midway with Carrier Air Wing Five to the Arabian Gulf, Republic of Korea and East Africa. He reported to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka Japan Security department, in July 1990 after completing Law Enforcement Training at NTTC Detachment Lackland, Air force Base Texas. There he served as the Watch Section Commander until his promotion to Chief Petty Officer in 1991, at which time he was reassigned as the Industrial Security Officer. He joined Commander Carrier Air Wing Five Maintenance Staff in August 1993 and made two deployments onboard the USS Independence to the Arabian Gulf in support of "Operation Southern Watch", participated in multiple multi-nations exercises such as Cobra Gold, RIMPAC and Annual Exercises. While at Carrier Air Wing Five, he advanced to Senior Chief Petty officer. In December 1997, he transferred to AIMD NAS Atsugi, Japan where he served as the Power Plants LCPO, QAO and Maintenance Master Chief after his promotion to Master Chief in 2000. His follow-on assignments were: Senior Enlisted Leader and Maintenance Master Chief AIMD NAS Sigonella, Sicily from January 2001 to January 2004. Master Chief Melius reported to Commander Fleet Air Western Pacific Detachment AIMD NAS Atsugi, Japan, in January 2004 where he is currently serving as the Senior Enlisted Leader..." [02MAR2006]

MERRIOTT, AX2 J. B. "John" johnmerriott@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 from March 1962 to March 1965 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. We deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska right after I arrived. Assigned to Tronics as the MAD specialist, spent the last 3 months of the deployment at NAS Adak, Alaska doing MAD calibrations as the YB's cycled thru short stays at NAS Adak, Alaska. We returned to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in August and I was assigned to Crew-11 as 3rd Tech. We returned to NAS Kodiak, Alaska in June 1963 for 5 months. I was shifted to Crew-4 in late 1963 as 1st Tech. In 1964 - VP-1 won the Top ASW Squadron Award. Check the 1964 VP - History page and I'm the 3rd White Hat from the right with the geek glasses. We deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in late 1964. I was due to be discharged in Jan 1965 but extended to finish the cruise. I got out of Flight Crew in Dec and assigned to run the Tronics Nite - Check crew. My first nite in this job the barracks burned down. Shortly after that Larry Sherwood and I were sent to NS Sangley Point, Philippines with 4 YB's and a couple of days later to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. We finished the cruise there as support for the A/C's . I was discharged after returning to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I remember those days with fondness and all the great "Screaming Eagles" I served with in those years..." [E-Mail Updated 01SEP2011 | 01MAY2011]

MESSNER, Jeff jeffrey.messner@navy.mil "...I served with VP-31, VP-50, VP-1, NAMTRAGRUDET NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VP-46, and VX-20..." [06MAY2004]

MILLER, Fred cheezit@suscom-maine.net "...I was in VP-1 from 7-66 to 8-69. I was also at Naval Air Development Center Warminster from 12-70 to 6-75, VP-23 from 6-75 to 6-79, VP-10 from 7-82 to 8-86, and NAS Brunswick, Maine from 8-86 to 7-90. Would like to here from Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 09OCT2001 | 23SEP99]

MILLER, AT1 Kenton Retired kmiller@csub.edu "...I served with VP-48 at NAS Moffett Field, California as a FE, Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF) NAS Alameda, California, VP-40 at NAS Moffett Field, California, Naval Air Maintenance TRAining DETachment (NAMTRADET) 1012 at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and retired in 1995..." [29MAY2015]

MILLER, Robert B. p3orionb@aol.com "...I served in VP-1 (74-77) and VP-6 (85-87) and did some work with the guys in Dallas in between. I retired in '94 but my times in the squadrons were still the best I ever had. Well, almost the best :) but I have never met etter people or had better friends. For you guys out there still taking the Orion in harms way, good luck and following winds. (Remember, thoswe following winds will be in your face on the way home)..." [18MAR2002]

MILLIGAN, Jim MILLIGANJP@NAVAIR.NAVY.MIL "...I was (am) proud to have served with "The Fleet's Finest", VP-1. Aircrew (AT, Radio) Crew 11 (Alpha dammit) and Crew 1 from '69 thru '72. Great times, great people, and loads of flight hours! Saw a lot of old, and I do mean old, faces and had a fabulous time at the first Reunion and am looking forward to the next..." [14JAN99]

MILLS, David damills@microsoft.com "...Jopa Rules! Chickenheads Forever! I was a NAV/COMM (Crew 6) and TACCO (Crew 11) in VP-1 from December 1988 to December 1991. Since leaving the Navy in 1/95, I've lost touch with my Squadron Mates. Feel free to drop me a line. Hey Bakes! What the heck happened to you, man?..." [E-Mail Updated 29OCT2002 | 02FEB2001]

MILLS, SMSgt Nevin E. nevin.mills@ang.af.mil "...I was AT2 Mills at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1983-1988) assigned to AIMD W/C 670 and MMF W/C 670 in NAF Misawa, Japan (1986-1987) with VP-1. I am now SMSgt Mills working fulltime with the Colorado Air National Guard (Civil Service & Reservist)..." [20MAY2012]

MITCHELL, AT3 Thomas M. tmitchell0608@wowway.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1972 to 1974 on the "Hallmark" Crew Ten as Radio Operator then onto VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California. I left Active Duty and affiliated with VP-93 at Selfridge ANGB outside of Detroit. Left there in 1984 and was with the Air National Guard until retiring in 1995..." [E-Mail Updated 16SEP2004 | 29MAR99]

MOLONY, B. R. "Mike" rmlm@sbcglobal.net "...Served with VP-1 back when it was still VP-ML-1, in 1947, at NAS Miramar. We were the second squadron on the west coast to receive P2Vs. I was the first Flying Midshipman (Holloway Plan) on the West Coast. Moved with squadron to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Rotated between there and Aleutians (NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Kodiak, Alaska). Did ice patrol for oil exploration supply ships prior to building of Alaskan pipeline. Flew first in Lt. V.H. Weaver's crew. When he left the squadron I became part of skipper's (Isaac Heizer) crew. Received my commission during first rotation to Adak. Was in squadron when we lost plane on Vancouver Island during NOFLEXCPAC48. Mustered out in 1949 when many Holloway ensigns were released from active duty following cut backs..." [E-Mail Updated 27MAR2011 | 25JUN2002]

MOLYNEAUX, John R. jgmoly@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 (1971-1974) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (Airframes Shop). I would like to hear from Danny Torfin and Bob Amick and any other former Shipmates..." [18AUG2011]

MONTANA, AT2 Chris (Monty) chris_montana@hotmail.com "...I was attached to VP-4 AIMD from 1991 to 1995 out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Deployed to NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Misawa, Japan. Also went TAD to VP-1 for a deployment back to NAS Misawa, Japan..." [21NOV2000]

MOORE, Craig A. camoore@mail.tqci.net "...Flight Engineer with VP-1, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, MD, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Looking for old friends that were attached to VP-1 or Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, MD. Give me a jingle..." [22MAY98]

MOORE, Lemuel lmoore_invest@yahoo.com "...1982-86 VP-1 1987-1993 FASO, NAS Moffett Field, California VP-46 VP-50 CPW-10 1997-99 MOCC, NAS Misawa, Japan 1999-2001 FASO NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [26JAN2001]

MOORE, ADCS Randy Retired randall.w.moore@lmco.com "...Hi Y'all! I'm a career FE from 2nd mech beginnings in VP-5 (73-78), then VP-30 instructing (78-81), then VP-1, VP-31, VP-22, CPW-2, VP-47 and NADEP JAX for a closer. Retired 12/98 and life is good! Now with Lockheed Martin, still playing with the World's Greatest Airplane! Many great memories of the exciting traveling life and great Shipmates. Feel free to shoot me a line!..." [05AUG99]

Memorial Picture "...MOORE, ADJC William F. Sr. My father, ADJC William F. Moore Sr., past away June 14, 2005. He was a member of VP-1 during the around the world return flight deployment, we've watch his home movies numerous times over the years. He was a Plance Captain and left VP-1 as an ADR3. He retired in January 1974 from NPMTC NAS Point Mugu, California but was a Flight Engineer and his last VP outfit was VP-50 in NAS Moffett Field, California from 1969 to 1971. VP-1 CMC and two fellow CPOs provided pall bearer services in June for his funeral in Mount Vernon, WA were he was laid to rest next his wife Marilyn Moore who past away in April 2004. If any one remembers my father or may have photos of him you may reach me at my email address. William F. Moore, Jr. ATCS Retired cmsservices@roadrunner.com..." [08NOV2005]

Memorial Picture "...MORASCH, AWC Paul "Shark"...On Sunday February the 28th, 2016 we lost an amazing husband, father, and overall human being. Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Paul (Shark) Morasch Jr. is survived by his Wife of 45 years Carolyn, His kids Martin, Elizabeth, & Zoe; His Grand kids Marquis, Evan, Lindsay, Malcolm, and Brayden; His siblings James and Terri; Numerous nieces and nephews; The countless members of his Navy family, and proceeded in death by his Brother Perry, Mother Eleanor, Brother Phillip, Brother Tom, and Father Paul Sr. Retired U.S. Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (AWC) Paul (Shark) Morasch was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery with full complete Navy honors on September 6th 2016. away 0n February 28th 2016. We lost an amazing career navy veteran..." Contributed by WCS Greg Manross greggm1106@yahoo.com [13APR2018]

MOULDEN, LT(jg) Bobby F. Retired bobbymoulden@icloud.com "...I served with VP-16 (1964-1966), VP-1 (1967), VX-1 (1968-1970), VP-47 (1970-1976), COMmander, PATrol WINGS PACific (COMPATWINGSPAC) Tactical Training Team (TTT) and Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational TRAining GroUP, PACific Fleet (FASOTRAGRUPAC) until retirement. I would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 20MAY2015 | E-Mail Updated 14MAR2009 | 29SEP98]

MULLANE, AME1 Robert Retired rmullane@mci2000.com "...Served in VP-24 from 1976 to 1986. Made serveral NAS Bermuda and Iceland trips. Went to VP-1 in 1989 and found a place worse than Iceland for snow NAS Adak, Alaska and Japan! Drop a line if ya want..." [25FEB98]

MUND, Joe Retired j_mund@msn.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1984 to 1988, FASO NAS Moffett Field, California from 1988 to 1992, VP-1 from 1992 to 1997, Presidential Honor Guard from 1997 to 2000 and VP-1 from 2000 to 2003, retired wearing the same patch I started with. Currently working in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for Titan, still doing SS-3 stuff and still shooting..." [26JUL2005]

MUSE, (AW/NAC) Keith M. KMUSE@MSN.COM "...I was a VP sailor my entire career. I startedout in FAW/CPW-1 DET NAS Cubi Point, Philippines 73-75, then on to VP-9 75-79, VP-31 80-83, VPU-2 83-86, CPW-1 Kamiseya 86-90 and finished up my career with VP-1 90-93. I spent all my time on the West Coast and would like to hear from anyone of my old buds..." [16AUG2000]

MYERS, AMS1 Mike Retired karaoksngr1@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 fron 1976 to 1979, VP-30 from 1980 to 1982, VP-5 from 1982 to 1989 and VP-24 1992 to 1995. I retired as an AMS-1 in August 1995. Would like to talk to any of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 25OCT2009 | 18FEB2001]

NELSON, Bob "Nellie" twodogs1@mich.com "...My first duty station was Midway Island (AEWBarRonPac) 1964-1965. From there I went to VP-1 from 1965-1967. I was an AD-3 and with the Squadron in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, NAS Iwakuni, Japan and Tan Son Nhut. My nickname was "Nellie". Would like contact with Shipmates I served with or any VP-1 or Midway Island personnel..." [BIO Updated 05NOV99 | 23FEB99]

NELSON, AVCM Carl G. Retired gunnarn32@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1954-1955), VP-40 (1956-1957), VP-1 (1960-1962), VP-9 (1974-1978), VX-4 at NAS Point Mugu, California and retired in 1983..." [E-Mail Updated 22JUL2011 | E-Mail Updated 11SEP2001 | 00XXX97]

NIELSEN, CDR Frederick J. III Shipmate Pix http://www.naswi.navy.mil/vp-1/co.html "...CDR Nielsen, a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in December 1987. He was commissioned an Ensign through the NROTC program. He earned his Naval Flight Officer wings in August 1989. Following his designation as an NFO, he reported in April 1990 to VP-19 home ported at NAS Moffett Field, California. During his time with the BIG RED, he served as TAD Officer, Personnel Officer and Assistant Administrative Officer. While a member of VP-19, he deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan, NSF Diego Garcia, and Masirah, Omanfor Operation Desert Shield. In April 1991, VP-19 was disestablished and he transferred to VP-9, also home ported at NAS Moffett Field, California. A year later he moved with the squadron to its new homeport at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. As a Golden Eagle he served as the Nuclear Safety Officer, Ordnance Branch Officer and the Avionics/Armament Division Officer. He was qualified as Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator, Patrol Plane Mission Commander and as an Instructor TACCO. While a member of VP-9 he was deployed on extended detachments to NAS Adak, Alaska and Panama. CDR Nielsen remained in Hawaii when in August 1993, he assumed his duties as Flag Aide to Commander, Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare Forces, U. S. Pacific Fleet, co-located at NAS Barbers Point and the Pacific Fleet Headquarters at Pearl Harbor. In November 1995, he reported to the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), home ported in Norfolk, Virginia as the Assistant Navigator. He qualified as Assistant Command Duty Officer (In-Port), Officer of the Deck (Underway), and Command Duty Officer (Underway). While aboard the "Big E" he deployed in 1996 to the Mediterranean Sea, the Adriatic Sea and Persian Gulf in support of operations in the former Yugoslavia and in Operation Southern Watch. CDR Nielsen reported next to CPRW-10 in November 1997. He served as Administrative Officer and Weapons Systems Trainer Officer in Charge. He returned to operational flying as a Department Head when he joined VP-1 in May 1999. He served as the Masirah Detachment Officer in Charge, Command Services Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer and Maintenance Officer. During this tour he deployed in 1999 to NSF Diego Garcia, Masirah, Oman, NSA Bahrain and finished the tour while deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. CDR Nielsen's next assignment came in April 2001 as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Director, Air Warfare (N78) on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff located in the Pentagon. His most recent assignment was to the National War College in Washington, D.C., where he received his Masters of Science degree in National Security Strategy. CDR Nielsen's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (4) and the Navy Achievement Medal (2)..." [10AUG2005]

NORDTVEDT, CAPTAIN Ernie Retired 1979 orion828@aol.com "...CO/XO VP-16 Eagles, April 69-April 71, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. VP-1 1955-58 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and VP-22 Blue Goose 1962-65, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Became an academic, serving 15 years on College of Business Administraion Faculty, Loyola University, New Orleans, and 3 years on College of Busienss Faculty, Christian Brothers University, Memphis. Have now retired for the fourth time -- hope I have it right this time..." [12OCT98]


NOVAK, AOC(AW/NAC) Tony Retired tat2dancer@charter.net "...I made that transition to CIVLANTFLEET In October of 2002. I served with NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 1982, then moved to NAS Brunswick, Maine and stayed for almost 16 years. Served VP-44 with the "GOOCH" and to many others to name. Some real good times were had back in those days. Nothing like flying out of NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal in high winds, or pulling back a Gin and Coz at Bennies. My favorite stop was the tattoo shop in NS Rota, Spain. I left VP-44 just prior to its disestablishment and went down the hall in Hanger 5 to VP-10. What can I say, AOCS Joe Oswald made me a deal I couldn't refuse. What a tour that was. Made Chief, and worked Maint Control. I learned the finer arts of Maint Control from Jerry Lutz. Thanks Bud. Abe Villerial and so many others in the CPO mess, man those were some good times. After a few deployments, it was time for a little shore Duty, so I took orders to CPW-5. Had a pretty good time there also and worked with some great folks, way to many to list. After CPW-5, I moved to the West Coast to VP-1. If I only knew how much fun the deployments were on the West side, I would have went out there allot sooner. I worked for Master Chief Pat Blewitt, what a great deployment to Dodge. Doha/NSA Bahrain/Oman - so many places and so many good people. I have to say, after I retired last year, I sure have missed it. I was lucky to have served 20 years in the VP Navy as an Ordnance Chief. Good luck and God bless to all of you who still serve. I hope to hear from some of you..." [BIO Updated 19DEC2003 | BIO Updated 26JUN2002 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 21MAR2002 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 22NOV2000 | 26MAR98]

Memorial Picture "...PATTIN, AWC Virgil E...(VP-1, VP-2, VP-22, VP-31, VP-42, VP-48, FAETUPAC, First Radio Research Co., ASWOC and ASCAC) - I am sorry to report that Virgil Pattin, AWC, 1957-1960, passed away this past Monday at his home in El Cajon, CA. A Memorial Service is planned for Monday, November 19 in Santee, CA. If you would like to contact Ruthie her address is: 319 Richardson Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020, (619) 328-6838..." Contributed by GOODMAN, AWCS Edward E. (Ed) Retired edinsea@hotmail.com [18NOV2012]

PATTIN, AWC Virgil E. Retired k7vp@arrl.net "...I served my first tour on board the USS Wasp, then got lucky and was transfered to VP-48 in January 1957. I stayed till 1960 and became the first JEZ operator on the west coast. Helped decommission GMGRU 1 (Guided Missile Group ONE) at NAS Point Mugu, California. Went to FAETUPAC and had a blast in ASW. Went to VP-42 and helped transistion to the P2V-5's. Got some schooling at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee then off to VP-31. Got a short tour of sea duty while on shore duty with First Radio Research Co. (US Army) in 1967, great bunch of guys. Went to VP-2 where I was the last guy to make chief before the squadron decommissioned in 1969. Off to VP-1 just in time to deploy back to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Did a tour of ASCAC (Anti-Submarine Classification and Analysis Center) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, transisioned to the P-3's and did my final tour in VP-22. Was stationed at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Had a fun time in all the VP Squadrons. The best time in the navy was flying radio in the P5M 1 & 2's. Would love to hear from any of the old "Pig Boat" Sailors..." [E-Mail Updated 28JUN2002 | E-Mail Updated 31AUG2001 | E-Mail Updated 08JUL2000 | E-Mail Updated 31MAY2000 | 06JUN99][ICQ# 7699287]

NOTRE, PHC(NAC) Patrick T. userptn1@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 from Dec 1977 through Jan 1980, AIO shop. Currently with drilling with Reserve Office of Naval Intelligence 1108, Patrick AFB, FL..." [18OCT99]

O'BANNON, YN2 Paul paul@mjstillwater.com "...I served with VP-1 (1984-1988). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 25APR2016 | E-Mail Updated 19DEC2000 | E-Mail Updated 18NOV99 | 03APR98]

O'BRYAN, ATCS Bob "OB" Retired bashfulbobus@yahoo.com "...Joined the Navy in 1942. Boot Camp at Great Lakes, Mech School at Navy Pier and Gunnery School at Yellowwater. Stayed a spell as instructor then went to Flight School in 1943. Washed out in 1944 and went to Flight Engineer School. Went to NAS Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Marianas Islands and Okinawa with VH-6, Operated off several AVs and AVPs out of Chimu Wan flying ASR. After the war went to Shanghai and flew courier around the area, Trans to VPB-25 when VH-6 went back for decom. Squadron moved to Yokohama in early 1946 and continued courier out of there. Back to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and NAS Alameda, California for VPB-25 decom in summer of 1946. Mustered out of reserve in TI and reenlisted in Regular Navy, taking a bust from 1st to 3rd in so doing. Went to VR-5 in Sand Point and NAS Adak, Alaska working on check crews, loading crews, gas crew and flight orderly. Went to Radio Tech school at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and NAS Memphis, Tennessee then to an airgroup in Charleytown, RI in 1948. Went to AEW school at NAS Norfolk, Virginia then VX-1 and ZX-11 in NAS Boca Chica, Florida in 1949. Back to NAS Memphis, Tennessee to teach in AT School in 1951. Shipped over for VP-4 in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in 1956. No more than checked in when we were moved to Okinawa. Rotated to VP-1 in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in 1958. Went to R&T in Oppama and stayed until station decom in 1961. Back to TI to retire..." [28MAY2002]

O'DELL, Jim "Bob" toby@mwr.is "...I served with VP-17 (85-89), VP-1 (92-95), and VX-1 (95-present). I'd like to hear from any Shipmates to find out how they were doing. Hope everyone is OK..." [E-Mail Updated 29APR99 | 18MAY98][ICQ# 14369704]

ORSINI, Floyd Pushrod123@aol.com "...Was in VP-1 from December 1968 to September 1969. I was an ADR-3 and worked in powerplants on the night crew. The 3350 was the best engine there was and I've worked on a lot of engines after I got out of the Navy..." [03FEB2000]

OTTINGER, Roy ottingry@aol.com "...Any you old nuts still living that served with VP-1 or VP-47 in 1962?..." [22MAR2002]

OWEN, Robbie Owen (odog in da house) OdogInSD@aol.com "...I served in VP-1 from 87-90 with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NS Subic Bay, Philippines, and NSF Diego Garcia...worked in the mess, AE shop, and all the above......went to VC-5 in the Philippines after that from 90-92. What a duty station!! Most awesome!! Did a split tour, served in VP-47 from 93-95 and then VP-1 again from 95-97.....it was alright the second time around...Aloha to everyone out there who know me....whats up Nick Rebh, LT Plowman, Billy Gaffey....and da rest of the crew....Pete Purcell is in HSL-37 now Billy!! Keep in touch and hope to see some of you in the future....going to Japan in July....Mahalo!!..." [E-Mail Updated 27OCT2000 | 29JAN2000]

OYLER, Dan mardan@missouri.org "...Isn't it amazing the way the squadrons' home-ports have bounced around over the past thirty years. I'm sure some of the old-timers could write a book. I was in VP-4 from '66 to '69. Then VP-1 '69-'70 and '74-'77. It was always interesting trying to guess which squadrons were going to get decommissioned, and what those decisions were based upon. I'm happy my old squadron VP-4 has held on for so many years. They have a wonderful history and I'm proud to have been a part of it. I was also F/E Instructor in VP-31 '74-'77, VPU-1 '77-'80, DCASPRO Hayes Dothan, AL., and DCASPRO Aero Lake City, FL. Retired AECS 7-'87..." [14JAN99]

PAGANI, AO3 George B. geo.edd@att.net "...I served with VP-1 (03/1959-03/1961) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and flew with Crew-7, Crew-2 and Crew-6 with deploymehts to NAS Iwakuni, Japan 09/1959-01/1960) and NAS Kodiak, Alaska (11/1960-03/1961). I would like to hear from former Shipmates!..." [18MAR2013]

PALMER, AE2 Stephen L. "Steve" slpalmer333@juno.com "...I served with VP-30 (08/1968-10/1968) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-5 (10/1968-06/69), VP-42 (06/1969-10/1969), VP-1 (10/1969-06/1971) and VP-69 (1971-1974) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I will be retiring from my job as an Engineering Designer after almost 40 years on November 27, 2013..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08NOV2013 | 1998]

PAMIES, ADJ3 Wallace pamiesrivera@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 (1975-1978). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16JAN2015]

PATTIN, AWC Virgil E. Retired k7vp@arrl.net "...I served my first tour on board the USS Wasp, then got lucky and was transfered to VP-48 in January 1957. I stayed till 1960 and became the first JEZ operator on the west coast. Helped decommission GMGRU 1 (Guided Missile Group ONE) at NAS Point Mugu, California. Went to FAETUPAC and had a blast in ASW. Went to VP-42 and helped transistion to the P2V-5's. Got some schooling at NATTC Memphis, Tennessee then off to VP-31. Got a short tour of sea duty while on shore duty with First Radio Research Co. (US Army) in 1967, great bunch of guys. Went to VP-2 where I was the last guy to make chief before the squadron decommissioned in 1969. Off to VP-1 just in time to deploy back to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Did a tour of ASCAC (Anti-Submarine Classification and Analysis Center) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, transisioned to the P-3's and did my final tour in VP-22. Was stationed at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Had a fun time in all the VP Squadrons. The best time in the navy was flying radio in the P5M 1 & 2's. Would love to hear from any of the old "Pig Boat" Sailors..." [E-Mail Updated 28JUN2002 | E-Mail Updated 31AUG2001 | E-Mail Updated 08JUL2000 | E-Mail Updated 31MAY2000 | 06JUN99][ICQ# 7699287]

PAYNE, AVCM Bill Retired wap166@artelco.com "...I served with VP-28 (1968 to 1969), VP-23 (1975 to 1979), VP-26 (1982 to 1985), VP-30 (1985 to 1989) and VP-1 (1989 to 1992). I would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 29DEC2008 | E-Mail Updated 03FEB2006 | E-Mail Updated 16MAY2005 | E-Mail Updated 29MAR2003 | E-Mail Updated 22JUN2001 | 22FEB98]

PAYTON, CWO Earl Retired epayton@orednet.org "...Asst. Maint Officer VP-1 1965-1968. VP-1 was closure for me, I flew in the "Turtle" at Pax River in 1947 and VP-1 was the last regular Navy squadron to fly the P2..."

PEARCE, William G. "BILL" Retired w0mwo@rmi.net "...I was an Arm/2c in VPB-25 (PBM Martin MARINER) WW2. Al1 VP-1 (P2V Neptune)during the Korean War and AT1/c plank owner in VR-742, NAS Jacksonville, Florida (C-54/C-118). Flew high priorty loads into Vietnam whoile on two weeks active duty early 1960's. Retired in May 1986 from Naval Air Reserve as AT-1 (E-6). Am now Public Relations I Director of the International B-24 (PB4Y-1/PB4Y-2) Memorial Museum section of the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, Pueblo, CO. On my second hitch on active duty (1948-1952 I flew as ARM1/c on PB4Y-2 PRIVATEERS testing Navy air-ground, air-air, Ground -air missiles at the Point Mugu (Pacific Missile Test Center), Oxnard, CA. the B-25 (PB4Y-1) Museum is making a computer data base of all B-24 (PB4Y-1/PB4Y-2) aircrews, living/deceased. See our Web site at http://www.pueblo.org/phas/index.html. Our Phone number is (719) 948-9219. FAX (719) 948-2437. e-mail pwrr59f@prodigy.com Mailing address is Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, 31001 Magnuson Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001. We'll be glad to answer questions about the B-24 etc. as we have former aircrew on our staff and some B-24 pilots from WW2. Ask for our B-24 Crew Info sheet by mail, e-mail, phone or FAX or see our Web site. ..." [09MAY99]

PEARSALL, AMS2 Larry lmpearsall1@msn.com "...Was great to see a few names from my days in VP-1 1985-1989. I think I remember some of the over-the-hump parties. If anybody has found my nanakuli suedes, drop me a line and let me know..." [14JAN2000]


PERKINS, Don rooster4@gate.net "...VP-1 '63-'70, VX-1 '70-'74, VP-56 '75-'78, ASW TEST '78-'81, and VP-1 '81-'84. Look forward to hearing from everyone..." [02JAN99]

PESCE, CAPTAIN Victor L. "Vic" Retired puckeredpenguin@gmail.com "...I served with VP-23 (1964-1967) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Key West, Florida and NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) OP-07B1 (1967-1970), VP-1 (1970-1972), BUreau of Naval PERSonnel (BUPERS) (1973-1975) OinC NPSSA NAS Point Mugu, California (1975-1978), VXE-6 OPS/XO (1978-1980) and CO (1980-1981), NAVy ASTronautics GRoUp (NAVASTROGRU) (1981-1983), Naval Attaché Stockholm (1983-1987), OinC OPerational TEst and EValuation FORce Detachment (OPTEVFORDET) Sunnyvale, CA (1987-1989), CO Office of Naval REsearch EUropean Office (ONREUR) London (1989-1991) and retired out of NAS Point Mugu, California (1991). After the Navy I worked at Lockheed Martin SKUNKWORKS, Palmdale (1997-2006) and retired (2006). Now it’s volunteer work and golf..." [12MAR2017]

PETERSON, AO Charles H. hughbarbpete@aol.com "...I flew in PB2Y Coronados from 1943-1945. I was an Aviation Ordinanceman. I was with VP-15, VPB-1, VP-4, and VP-13..." [15MAR2001]

PETERSON, AX2 Randy L. sonofpeter57@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1977-1981) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii attached to AIMD working on the Directional Frequency Analysis and Recording (DIFAR) sonobuoy. We made two deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22JUN2014 | 12MAR2001]

PETERSON, CDR Roy "Pete" Retired rptrsn@yahoo.com "...I enlisted in 1968. I earned my AC wings at NAS Lemoore, California as a helicopter rescue crewman, fly rescue mission in the Sierra Nevada mountains. After two years of shore duty, I received orders to VP-11 as an AT-2. I went through VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland trained as in IFT, but when I arrived at the squadron I found out that if I wanted to fly I have to be a radioman. No problem let me fly. I made the short notice deploy to WesPac with VP-11 July-Nov 1972 operating from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. After a, very short stint as a civilian, I returned to active duty and changed my rate to AW. After AW "A" school and another pass throught the RAG, I reported to VP-44. Flying the oldest P-3A as SS2 then SS1 I made two deployment NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Bermuda between 1974-1977 making AW1 along the way. I followed that tour with two years at TSC NAS Sigonella, Sicily, where I really learned acoustic analyis from some great AW's. AW1 Mike Stokes, AWC Al Cox, AWC Mike Cantor and AWC Mel Watkin a great acoustic analyist and one of the best leaders I had in my naval career. En route to shore duty at Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland by way of VP-30 I was selected for AWC and was intiated in 1979. A couple of weeks later, I found out I'd been select for an a commission as an Aviation Operations LDO Ensign. My shore duty was cut short and after knife and fork school, I to the USS Ranger, in NS Subic Bay, Philippines for an 8 month deployment to the Indian Ocean. Working in the ASW Module a was promoted to LT(jg) on my second deployment to the Indian Ocean. After 2 years 2 months and 1 day I departed USS Ranger to NAVAVSCHCOM NAS Pensacola, Florida for training as a Naval Flight Officer. VP-10 at NATU Mather Airforce Base, VP-31 and I found myself in Hawaii as an LT NavCom in VP-1, CAC-6. Under the leadership of LT Frank Dombrowski, I quickly qualified as a TC. After a split deployment to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan / NAF Misawa, Japan I earned my Mission Commander designation and a JO crew. Select for the College Degree Program (CDP), with the help of the XO CDR Zambernardi, I made the very hard decision to forgo another VP-1 deployment and took orders to New Hampshire College. Completeing my BS degree in 9 months, transferred to Commander Patrol Wings Atlantic (CPWL) where I was the Aircrew Training Officer. A great job in a great location 1987-1991. From there it was time for my fourth patrol squadron. After my 5th time through the RAG, I reported to VP-8 as a LCDR Department Head. Two deployments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and all the det sites, I stretched this tour as long as I could, knowing that as an AW/LDO this was my last active duty squadron. It was a good tour (Tiger, Tiger) and I flew with them from Oct 1991 until June 1995, picking up my P-3 5000 hour pin along the way. Shore duty followed as the Director of Training, Fleet Aviation Specialized Training Group Atlantic (FASO). It was a very interesting job with schools in NAS Brunswick, Maine, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Mayport, plus all the Marine air stations, not to mention SERE. We worked hard to keep up with all the changes in tmissions, new technology and the impacts on flight crew training. My last tour 1999-2002 was as XO of NAS Souda Bay, Crete, Greece where I retired with over 5500 hours in the P-3 and over 33 years active service. It was a great career. At my retirement ceremony, I was piped ashore then back aboard our 42' sloop Brilliant, where my bride Stephanie spent 5 years cruising the Med, crossing the Atlantic in 2006, the Caribbean, then the US East Coast until last year when we moved ashore in Florida..." [26MAY2015]

PEW, Richard (Dick) C. skunkholler@gorgenet.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1966 and 1967. It was the best 2 years of my 10 year navy career. If anybody remembers me please contact me at my e-mail or PO BOX 1134, Goldendale, WA 98620 PH 702-496-7538..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18OCT2005 | 21JUL2001]

PHILLIPS, Stephen spartan083171@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1989 to February 2003. I was then transfered to Italy and finally finishing my active tour in NAS Oceana, VA. At the time I was attached to the Power Plants shop. It was the best time of my life. Since then I have moved on and I now work for General Electric flight test..." [E-Mail Updated 15AUG2009 | 24JUL2009]

PIERCE, Daniel danieledgarpierce@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (Aircraft Electrican), VP-5 (FE) and VA-34..." [25OCT2013]

PIERSON, CAPTAIN Carl Retired crpierson@charter.net "...I served with VP-9 (NFO/TACCO) from 1975 to 1978, VP-30 (RAG Instructor) from 1978 to 1981, VP-1 (Training and Operations) from 1985 to 1987, Tactical Air Control SquadRON (TACRON) 21 (XO/CO) from 1990 to 1993, COMmander, Tactical Air Control GRoUp Two (COMTACGRU TWO) from 1995 to 1998 and the University of Missouri NROTC from June 1998 to July 2001. Lots of lifelong friends made in all the squadrons that I was lucky enough to serve in..." [03APR2010]

PILCHER, Howard "Howie" hgpilcher@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1986 to 1990 and would like to get in touch with some of my old Shipmates..." [23JAN2000]

PLOWMAN, LT Mike PappySurfs@aol.com "...I am currently serving in VP-9 as a PPC and Aviation Safety Officer (ASO), I was formerly an AW1 in VP-1 from '83-'88, then EEAP Pearl Harbor '88-'90, VP-1 from '90-'91, ECP Jacksonville University '91-'92. Would love to hear from anyone I have served with!..." [05JUL98]

POOLE, Chet c/o his son Tony Poole ARPoole@uspis.gov "...My father, Chet Poole, served with VP1 in the very early '50's [1952-1955] out of Ault Field, Whidbey Island. I was just 6 years old at the time. He served as the maintenance officer. They were cited for an around the world tour along with Korean War activity. He retired in 1970 after 30 year career, one of those active duty TAR's that spent all 30 years on active duty. Any way, he now lives in Tucson and if there are any of the old crews from those VP-1 early days I'd be more than happy to provide his address, I'm sure he'd appreciate it as Thelma, his wife of 53 years passed away recently..." [15JUN99]

POPE, ADCS Billy J. Retired scporet@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-1 from October 1961 to October 1964 Crew 10 and 8), VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1966 (P2V5's for the special program), and VP-56 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1977 to 1980. I really had some good times..." [BIO Updated 18MAR2003 | 15MAR2003]

POTTS, AMH1 Dean pottsrvrsd@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1970 to April 1976 with 4 WestPac deployments and Recruiting Duty from May 1976 to July 1978 in Newark NJ. I left the Navy currently working in law enforcement..." [30SEP2009]

POULOS, Jim jpoulos@hunterstructural.com "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from June 1976 to October 1978. Anyone that was there during that period of time please feel free to email me..." [02FEB2003]

POWELL, AW Brian bdpowell@highstream.net "...Served with VP-1 from 1975-79, Naval Air Development Center 1979-83, VP-10 from 1983-85. Had enough of uniforms and returned to a semi-normal existence. I sure miss the flying. Wouldn't mind hearing from some of my old runnin' mates..." [10JAN2003]

POWELL, Brian historian@post49.org "...I was with VP-1 from 1976-1979, crew 8. AW type. Would love to hear from any of the old crew. Chuck Kilgore, Dave Duke, Jerry Misenhelter, Lump, and all the rest..." [29SEP98]

POWELL, Robert W. powell_timber@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-1 from 1966 to December 1968 served as radio operator on crew 6 and later crew 8. While on regular patrol our plane lost an engine and we were forced to put down in Chu Li. There was an accident while we were working on the engine and I was run over and ended up staying in country for awhile. I have no memory of this time and I would like to contact any Shipmate who recalls this event and could fill in some holes I have..." [15DEC2001]

Memorial Picture "...PRIDEMORE, George...Shipmate George Pridemore, friend and fellow Plane Captain, was listed in November 2001 Fleet Reserve Magazine, taps section. God Bless you George. You are not forgotten..." Contributed by KING, ADRC Robert R. Retired ret.navy@verizon.net [03NOV2001]

PRINGLE, AFCM Jim Pringle Retired JPrin43008@aol.com "...Served in VP-22, 1970-1973, and VP-1, 1976-1980. I knew a guy by the name of Robert Carney in VP-22..."

PROEHL, AW1 Anthony (Tony) Retired tproehl@meekercoop.net "...I served with VP-1 (1980-1983), FASO DET NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1983-1986). VP-6 (1986-1990) FASO DET NAS Moffett Field, California (1990-1992). Retired 1992. Alive and well living in the frozen tundra..." [E-Mail Updated 10JAN2006 | E-Mail Updated 03OCT98 | 31MAR98]

PRUITT, Charles chspru@sbcglobal.net "...I am looking for anyone who served with me assigned to VP-1 in 1966. We were stationed in Washington, Japan, Saigon, and South Vietnam. I was in the maintenance department. At the time I was an AA. I wonder if any of these planes are around today. This squadron did come under enemy fire with loss of life and damage to our planes..." [16FEB2004]

PULSIFER, YNC(AW) Dana pulse@nobodeez.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1988 to 1991. Currently stationed at Submarine Base Bangor, with follow on orders to USS Carl Vinson in June 2000. Love to hear from you..." [11MAR2000]

QUAYLE, ATR2 David djquayle@citescape.com "...I was with VP-1 from November 1967 to February 1971. During that time I was the radio operator on Crew 3. We deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. The first year was in P2Vs and the we transitioned to P-3s for the second deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and Thailand. As always with stops all over the map. VP-1 had one Reunion in Whidbey Island in 1997, and is planing another one in the spring of 2000. I look forward to seeing everyone in Florida this spring..." [E-Mail Updated 01MAR2006 | E-Mail Updated 17MAR2005 | 11OCT99]

RADKE, Alan L. aradke@lps.org "...I served with VP-1 from 1964-1967. I was in both NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I have a cruse book from both 65 and 66. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of this Guest Room..." [03JAN2002]

RAUHOFF, Joseph "The Toad" tweetkeeper@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-1 from 1982 through 1986 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Made two deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan with detachments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and Dodge. I was in the AME shop. That shop was the place to be during that time. A lot of partying going on !! Looking for other squadron members who were there during that time frame.This is when the first females were introduced to the squadrons. Had some good times just looking to re-live them..." [29JUN2000]

RAUSCHER, ATC Jerry j2crausch@msn.com "...I first joined VP-22 in August of 1956 and spent the next 7 and a half wonderful exciting years with them. I then went to Florida to a heavy rag and 3 years later returned to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii VP-6 some years later returned to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to join VP-1. All wonderful years. Looking for anyone that has a few minutes to swap email..." [22APR2007]

REAP, LCDR Dan Retired dateach@hawaiiantel.net "...I started my long VP career at VW-1 TACAMO NAS Agana, Guam which later became VQ-3. Left NAS Agana, Guam as an AE3 and went to VP-50 where I made AE2. 1969 - 1971. Made deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NS Sangley Point, Philippines, with detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Good friends with Steve Gueid and Jerry Zwolley (can't remember the correct spelling). VP-31 from 1971-1975 then off to VP-22 as an AE1 and started a 20 year stay at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Went to VC-1 and made AEC and Avionics LDO. Then to VP-1 from 1983 - 1985 as Material Control Officer and finished up as Assistant MO. Left NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a LT and went to Ottawa Canada on the PEP. Great job as Aircraft Engineering Officer for the CP-140. Back to VP-6 from 1989-1992 as MMCO. Back to VC-1 as assistant MO until they disestablished. Finished up at VP-4 and WINGSPAC and retired, LCDR in 1995. Have been teaching at various universities in Hawaii and working as a contractor for the government. Love to hear from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAY2008 | E-Mail Updated 07SEP2004 | 12FEB2003]

REBH, AE3 Nick rebhn@michigan.gov "...I was in VP-1 from 7/86 to 7/91 and would like to hear from any old Shipmates. I have thousands of pictures from that time, and will never forget the great times we had. If anyone has heard from David Orr please let me know..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18MAR2005 | 28DEC98]

REESKE, AE2 Jeff reeske@sbcglobal.net "...I was an AE2 with VP-1 from 1973 to 1976. I made deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NS Subic Bay, Philippines; spent time with the Detachments at U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and NSF Diego Garcia..." [E-Mail Updated 30AUG2005 | 16JAN99]

RESENDEZ, Lee iiproud@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-1 from 91-94, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I just got together with AD1 Delgado (holy *&%$) and AME2 Keiser (used to be a PR.) I wanted to say what's up to all the crew. Rene, Ralph, Chris, Felipe, Romero, Mark, Cisco, Deme, Paul (and i'm driven!) and anyone else I forgot but drank some serious beer with. I had some great memories. I hope the Navy has been good to all that are still in!..." [07AUG2001]

RICHARDS, Bill bandbrich@charter.net "...I served with VP-1 (01/1960-07/1963)..." [26FEB2012]

RIESS, William riess5@attbi.com "...Flew with VP-17 / VA(HM)-10 as radioman, top turret gunner from 1954-1957 in the P2V6. Went to flight training in 1957 and after a tour in VW-1 on Guam, returned to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington to fly the SP2H with VP-1 from 1961-1963..." [07AUG2002]

ROBERTS, AO1 Don donandpat0772@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 (1976-1979) flying as a member of Crew-6..." [23MAR2016]

ROBINSON, AMH2 Tom "Robby" robinsonmtvern@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1958 to 1962 as a crewman on YB-1 and worked in the Metal Shop. I would like to hear from anyone during that era..." [BIO Updated 29AUG2009 | E-Mail Updated 26AUG2009 | E-Mail Updated 04JAN2004 | 30DEC2003]

ROCK, Greg Retired epsrock@bellsouth.net "...Was an FE in VP-1 81-85, got drunk with Duggy Mac once or twice. Best squadron I was ever part of. LaDon, Rooster - you guys were OK for a couple of AW's. I miss Steve Phipps, Birdman, Amando, and the rest. Retired in 94, still working for NAVAIR..." [20MAR2002]

ROGERS, AT1 Russ AT1Rogers@aol.com "...I'm currently serving in VP-16, My first Squadron was in VP-1 as an IFT from 89 to 93, then went to CPWP for shore duty as the west coast IFT NATOPS Evaluator 93-96. Would like to hear from all Shipmates that I once knew..." [18AUG98]

Memorial Picture "...ROMAN, CAPTAIN Paul D. Retired...I am sorry to report that Captain Paul D. Roman passed away September 28, 2015. Captain Roman served with VP-871, VP-1 and VP-19..." Contributed by CRANDALL, LCDR Woodruff M. "Woody" woodruffcrandall@gmail.com [01JAN2019]

Memorial Picture "...ROSE, AE1 Ronald Edward...I am sad to report that my friend, Ron Rose (VP-1, VP-6 and VP-31), passed away December 23, 2014 in Winter Park, FL. SEE: In Memory of Ronald Edward Rose..." Contributed by SALAS, AECS Rick rbsalas@msn.com [27JAN2016]

ROSE, AE1 Ron Retired ronbren4@aol.com "...I served with VP-6 from 1972 to 1980, VP-31 from 1980 to 1983, and VP-1 from 1983 to 1989 as a Flight Engineer. I could of never made it in the regular navy, but the VP Navy - now that was a party that lasted for 16 yrs of my 20 years four months and six days of service. I flew with a lot of crews and enjoyed them all. Really miss all those I flew with and those who supported the air crews..." [E-Mail Updated 22DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 14FEB2001 | 29NOV98]

ROSS, AO3 Robert L. ross508140@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-1 (fresh out of Boot Camp) in 1948 with deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Kodiak, Alaska, FASRON-895 at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington, USS Essex (CV-9) and was discharged at Pier 91 in Seattle in 1952. I was 17 years old in 1948 and am now 79..." [02JUN2010]

RUFF, Jim jruff001@nycap.rr.com "...Served in VP-1 From 1957/1960 Crew 11. Made Alaska & Japan deployments. Would like to here from old Shipmates..." [15APR2001]

RUMMEL, ATN2 Larry "Fox" lrums46@att.net "...I served with VP-31 (1965-1966) and VP-1 (1966-1968) with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan flying with Crew-9, Crew-5, Crew-1 and Crew-4 (Radioman and later as First Technician). We flew out of FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I spent a lot of time playing softball and basketball on squadron and base teams. I would appreciate any info concerning Mr. Marty Boone who really took care of the flight crews. After retirement, I have become active at VFW-2866 in St. Charles, Mo and urge all eligible vets to join..." [30DEC2010]

RUNDELL, AT3 Gary D. gdr@bctonline.com "...I served with VP-1 (1956-1958), especially enjoyed deployment to NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands for Operation Redwing (H bomb tests), many memories of that tour and the following NAS Kodiak, Alaska cold war experiences. Returned to Purdue University in 1959, graduated in the Natural Sciences, 28 year career with Department of the Interior, retired 1991 age 55, assisted in founding a world class winery in Oregon, retired again, currently residing in Oregon City OR, enjoying life immensely..." [14APR2012]

Memorial Picture "...SALAS, AECS Rick...My husband, AECS Richard Salas, passed away February 1, 2018 in Portland, OR. Rick served with VP-31 (1969), VP-1 (1969-1972), VP-50 (1972-1975), VP-31 1975-1978), VP-48 (1978-1981), VP-31 (1981-1984), VP-6 (1984-1987) and CPW-2 (1988-1991)..." Contributed by Barbara Salas rbsalas@msn.com [26JUL2018]

SALAS, AECS Rick Retired rbsalas@msn.com "...I served (FE) with VP-31 (1969), VP-1 (1969-1972), VP-50 (1972-1975), VP-31 1975-1978), VP-48 (1978-1981), VP-31 (1981-1984), VP-6 (1984-1987) and CPW-2 (1988-1991)..." [27JAN2016]

SALTER, AW2(AW) Chuck saltydog@insightbb.com "...I served with VP-45 from October 1981 to October 1984 and VP-1 from December 1984 to January 1986. I would like to here from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 31JAN2007 | 15JAN2002]

SARGE, Carmen R. crsarge@usa.com "...in the '60's, the U.S.S. Hornet, VS-37, VP-1, S2F Trackers, P2V-7 Neptunes, NAS Adak, Alaska, saltwater fishing, cruising the Gulf between Boca Grande and Marco Island..." WEBSITE: http://homestead.juno.com/crsarge2 [E-Mail/URL Updated 01AUG2000]

SAUNDERS, AK2 Joseph H. saunders@ix.netcom.com "...Jersey Joe Lives! Although a lot more quietly than when I was in VP-1. I've also reformed my life... I got out of the Navy in 92. It was good to see VP-1 when I was at Diego Garcia in 91/92. I'd like to hear from any of the VP-1 Alumni..." [15JUN98]

SAWYER, Kurt ksawyer@woh.rr.com "...During the period of 1979 to 1993 I served with VP-48, VP-1, VP-22 and NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 17FEB2012 | E-Mail Updated 11MAR2000 | 30NOV99]

SAWYER, AOCS AW/NAC Mark Retired oldordie@comcast.net "...I served with VP-31 (1976-1978) at NAS Moffett Field, California in Ordnance Maintenance and as an Instructor, VP-1 (1979-1982) On Crew-6 (Ordnanceman), Fleet Replacement Aviation Maintenance Program (FRAMP) Instructor for the F/A-18 (1983), tours with 2 VFA squadrons, 2 Air Wing Staff's and 2 tours with Strike Fighter Weapons School, retiring in 1998. Currently living in Nashville, TN. Have kept in contact with retired Flight Engineer Al Parsons, AOCM retired Tim Carrol from VP-1...." [04SEP2013]

SCANLON, AOCS(A/C) Jake Retired jakescanlon@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California from December 1965 to November 1969, VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1973 to 1976, VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1980 to 1984 and VX-4 at NAS Point Mugu, California from 1984 to 1987. I am current living and working in China Lake/Ridgecrest, Ca..." [17SEP2009]

SCHAFFNER, Urban (ED) leo145@juno.com "...I was in VP-1 from 1963-1967. I was an AX and flew with crews, 3, 4, and 11 during may tour. We deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, and visited all places in between. I have some pictures that I will post soon with more information. I also have a cruise book from that period..." [19APR99]

SCHAFLE, ATC John john.schafle@att.net "...I served with VP-23 (01/1967-10/1968) with two deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, VA-46 (1968), VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-48 at NAS Moffett Field, California, NAMTD NAS Moffett Field, California and retired in 1987..." [E-Mail Updated 21AUG2013 | 19OCT2001]

Memorial Picture "...SCHEVE, Ken...A good Engineer and a great friend, Ken Scheve, lost his fight with cancer October 1st, 2004. He served with VP-1, VP-4 and VP-50 among other units during his career...Todd Machin (AD2 '83-'87) machin@frontiernet.net..." [03OCT2004]

SCIOLA, PR3 Robert F. mrshy1246@aol.com "...I was a parachute rigger in VP-1 from 1966 to 1969 Just looking to hear from anyone stationed there then..." [10DEC2001]

SEIM, Cecil cseim@juno.com "...I was in VP-1 in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone in 1943-1944. We had PB2Y-3's. Anyone still around..." [18MAY2006]

SHIELDS, AMEC Gerald "Jerry" Retired ontheriver1937@hughes.net "...I served with VP-1 (1962-1965) as a crew member/PC or now known as Flight Engineer. I am looking for a picture of one of my old P2 BUNO: 135555 (I believe was the BUNO). I am trying to put together an album of all AC worked on in 21 years In the Navy..." [E-Mail Updated 29JAN2013 | 06JAN2003]

SHIPLEY, CMDCM(AW/SW) Aaron aaron.shipley@navy.mil "...Started in VP-10 (1984-1987); FASO SERE Instructor, (1987-1991); Headed west to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-1 (1991-1994); Headed north to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, CPW-10 (1994-1997); Then took the leap, headed to Yokosuka, Japan to the USS Independence (CV 62)(1997-1998 DECOMM); Crossdecked to the USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) bringing her back to Japan (1998-2000); Came back to NAS Brunswick, Maine with CPRW-5 until July 2003; Currently the CMC of VP-26 -- It's Good to be a TRIDENT!. Drop a line..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 09DEC2004 | 10DEC2000]

SCHULTZ, Rob NASCOP@aol.com "...Served in VP-1 from June 90 through May 94..." [05DEC98]

SCHNUG, Bill bsesq420@netzero.com "...I was in VP-1 ('74-'77) as an Senior 1-2 Operator on Crew 5. I had noticed on the VP-1 page the photo of YB-01. There was no tail design on VP-1 birds when I first arrived at the squadron. The design was created by my crewmate Jim Zimmerman (Radar Operator - SS-3). After looking at it again, it reminded me of the pride we took in getting it painted on the tail. I just wanted to give credit were credit is due..." [30NOV99]

SCHWAB, AX3 Thomas V. blackjack43044@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-17 Crew-11 and VP-1 Crew-1 from l965 to 1969..." [09NOV2009]

SEAY, AD1(AW) Christopher Retired clseay@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-46 NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Chase Field Beeville, Texas AIMD, VP-40 NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-31 FRAMP teaching T56 "O" Level Maintenance, VX-5 / VX-9 NAWC NAS China Lake, California, VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and finally Air Operations NAS Kingsville, Texas. Currently residing in south Texas and employed with L-3 Communications as aircraft mechanic on U.S. Customs P-3 aircraft!! Love it!!! Can't get enough!! Would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 01DEC2004 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 22MAY99 | BIO Updated 30OCT98]

SHARP, CDR Keith "Rusty" Retired rustysharp_downsouth@yahoo.com "...I was an AW (SS3 type) with VP-1 (11/1976-02/1981) with 2 WestPac's and 2 Dets to NAS Agana, Guam and VP-65 (04/1981-10/1985) while going thru college. After a stop at AOCS at NAS Pensacola, Florida to earn a commission, I did the NFO pipeline and was winged in September 1987 at Mather AFB. I served with VP-10 (04/1988-06/1991) with a deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and a split deployment to NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, CPRW-2 (07/1991-07/1994) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as the WST Team Leader at the Trainer Facility, and as a Briefing Officer/Debriefing Office and Watch Officer at the TSC, VP-69 (02/1995-08/2004) and retired from service in May 2005. I'm presently employed with Boeing, and live in Southern California. Would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 21MAY2015 | BIO Updated 02OCT2005 | Promoted 28MAR2003 | E-Mail Updated 18JUL2001]

SHELFORD, AMCS Thomas Retired tshelford@roadrunner.com "...I served with VP-1 (1959-1962) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [E-Mail Updated 12AUG2012 | E-Mail Updated 07MAR2007 | 12DEC2001]

SHERMAN, K. B. asa66@charter.net "...Served 28 years Navy and Naval Reserve; retired in 1995. PPTC, PPMC VP-1: 69-72. P-3B baseline RTU-92: 72-74. SP-2H ("Two turning and two burn...er...make that ONE turning and THREE burning...!") VP-92: 81-91. P-3A, P-3B TACNAVMOD Vegetable Training Unit: 91-95 ("Donuts secured, sir!") VP-1 25 Year Reunion, Bellingham, WA, July 97. Great Time! Looking for any "lost" VP-1 squadronmates, spouses, families..." [E-Mail Updated 19FEB2004 | E-Mail Updated 25MAY2000 | 22JAN98]

SMITH, Bill BSmith3786@aol.com "...I was in VP-1 from 78-82 as an AME (left there as an AME2). Retired from the Navy in March 1998 as an AME1 (not that I didn't try to make Chief!). It was good to see som fimiliar names in here. VP-1 was definately the BEST duty I had in my 20 years in the Navy..." [13DEC99]

SMITH, Hilliard Juan hilliardsmith@att.net "...I served with VP-1 from August 1955 to September 1956. Will answer anyone who was at NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands for the Atomic Test..." [E-Mail Updated 17SEP2009 | 02JUL2009]

SMITH, Joseph F. Retired sailmail@verizon.net "...I reported to VP-1 around September 1956 after AT-A school. Served with Goddard and Honer and Snuggs. Was a crew member in #10, the tail letters at that time were Charlie Dog. We still had the twenties fore and after, with a twin 50 on top. No Mad gear yet. Left in May 1958. Subsequent assignments, after getting my wings, VAW-11, flight instructor NAS Norfolk, Virginia, ships company USS Intrepid at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, four years in Naples Italy, back to NavSta Newport whence I retired in July 1979..." [22JUN2003]

SMOCK, ATC Tom Retired blackngolddude@hotmail.com "...I was an IFT on P-3's for 15 years. I started out with VP-1 in 1980. I was an IFT originally assigned to Crew 5, then I was assigned to the greatest crew ever "Crude 7." I made PI deployments in 1980, 1983, and a NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment in 1984 and numerous NAS Agana, Guam dets and NAS Adak, Alaska dets, was in NSF Diego Garcia in 1982 for the infamous P-3 jamboree, we were held hostage for 60 some odd days. I was the Blue Card Natops instructor from 1982-1984. I was assigned to the squadron for good times and bad, and have a fond memory of my tours. I left VP-1 in October of 1984, and went to VAQ-33, I flew on old P-3A's, I left there and was with a site in NAS Dallas, Texas for about 5 years, then went to the EEAP program in North Texas and retired 3 years ago while on recruiting duty. Give me a call, especially all the old VP-1 "Trons" and "Crude 7 Members" from 1980-1984. I now live in Cincinnati, OH, and am a regional recruiter for Cummins, Inc..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01SEP2003 | 30JAN2001]

SPANGLER, Carl R. carlspangler2@cox.net "...I served with VP-1 from 1967 to 1970..." [10JUN2004]

SPANSWICK, YNCS(SW) Ken spanswic@whidbey.net

SPINDLER, AMH2 Dallas dscnohills@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 (12/1956-07/1959) at Ault Field NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. During my tour there we went from P2V-5's, to P2V-5F's with J34 boosters to P2V-7's. I was an E-4, AMH3, Hydrualics/Structural Mechanic and Second Mechanic in flight crew. One six month deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and one TAD (3 aircraft) to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (08/1958) for Johnson Island "A" bomb detonation. My last year in the Navy was with FASRON-112 Detachment A (07/1959-06/1960) at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona as an E-5 (AMH2)..." [BIO Updated 18AUG2011 | 21JAN2002]

STEVENSON, AX2 Patrick gunsitepass@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1974-1976) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. We had the Super "B" at that time. Shortly after I left they went to the "C" model. Had lots of fun but converted to AT and went to HC9 out of NAS North Island, San Diego, California as a SAR crewman. I now live in Tucson and drive by the "bone yard" at Davis Monthan AFB and see row after row of P-3's. It's fun to see them, but heartbreaking that they are not flying. Hello to all you Orion crews!..." [E-Mail Updated 07MAR2012 | 25JAN2002]

STILTNER, Gabriele (Leslie) gabi@hawaii.rr.com "...I served in CPW-5 from 84-85, VP-26 85-88, Recruiting Nrd Louisville 88-92, VP-1 92-93, AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii 93-97, and here I sit at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii awaiting my Husbands retirement. Loved the times I had in VP-26 and would love to rehash memories with anyone intersted. I would be interested in any information about VP-26 Reunions..." [10SEP2000]

STINESPRING, Winfred "Winnie" winstin@bellsouth.net "...Hey Shipmates. I would love to hear from you guys. I'm now retired in Jacksonville, Florida. I served with VP-1, VP-30, VP-56, VP-45, VP-30, VP-5 and retired out of Sea Control Wing. I went back to school and completed a Masters Degree. Lets hear from you guys..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 02JUL2007 | 30AUG98]

STUHR, Bill CDRLBS@Worldnet.ATT.net "...AW days in VP-23 in the early 70's, NESEP at U. of New Mexico, NFO in VP-9, VP-31, ASWOC NAS Misawa, Japan, COMPATWING One Kami Seya, VP-1, COMPATWING Two NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, and finally COMPATWINGSPAC. Am happy to finally be retired...I've slept in my own bed every night for four years!..." [26JUL98]

SULLIVAN, AX3 Mike michael.j.sullivan292.nfg@mail.mil "...I served VP-1 (1968-1970)..." [12DEC2012]

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]

SYLIVANT, Tad ECUPRT@aol.com "...Really enjoyed the VP-1 web page. Brought back alot of memories. Would like to hear from anybody assigned to VP-1 during the time of 82-85..." [13MAY98]

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

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

THALHEIMER, Pete Capecrew@yahoo.com "...I was attached to VP-1 from July '91 - Sept '94 when the military drawdown hit. I flew in and out of NAS Adak, Alaska, Panama, Acapulco, Masirah, UAE, NSA Bahrain, NSF Diego Garcia and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan to name a few. I see several familiar names here, some of which I had the pleasure of flying with on CAC-3 (Flying Elvises). I then flew the only EP-3Js with a new reserve unit, VQ-11, now disestablished and I am presently a reserve recruiter in Newport, RI. I am processing for transfer to the NY Air National Guard to fly the old VXE-6 mission of C-130s (Ski-130) to the South Pole. My family and I are doing great and would love to hear from one and all!! FLY SAFE!..." [29AUG2001]

THOMASON, Chuck j2382@gte.net "...I served with VT-26 (82-85), VP-17 (85-88), NAS Point Mugu, California, AIMD (88-91), VP-17 (92-95), VP-1 (95-96), now I am stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, AIMD, until July 99. I would like to here from any Shipmates to find out how they are doing..." [27SEP98]

THOMLEY, John jthomley@ix.netcom.com "...VP-1 1973-76 2nd Mechanic with Crews 6 and 11, also worked in Airframes shop. Now self employed and living in San Diego..." [27NOV99]

THRAILKILL, ATC(NAC/DV/AW) Brett W. "Killer" thrailkillj@ymail.com "...I served with VP-56 (1980-1984), VP-50 (1985 to 1989) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NSF Diego Garcia twice and NAF Misawa, Japan / NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAMTRADET 1012 (1989-1992) at NAS Moffett Field, California (1989-1992) Instructor Duty, VP-1 (1992-1996) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NSF Diego Garcia and NAF Misawa, Japan, TSC/ASWOC (1996-1999) at NS Rota, Spain, Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) in Northern Italy 1998, Bosnia (1997-1999), VP-4 at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan and Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One at Hickam AFB as the Equal Opportunity Advisor. Like an idiot, I talked the command into letting me attend Dive school. 7 out of 14 graduated. I am proud to claim the title of "Naval Diviator." I retired on the fantail of the USS Missouri (BB-63 on 25 AUG 2006. I have since moved to Texas and work as an Electronics Technician on oil rigs overseas. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04OCT2013 | BIO Updated 31JUL2007 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 10JUN2004 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 27NOV99 | 23OCT97]

THRONESBERY, Ray E. rvcd@brightok.net "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1967 to March 1969 with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines andNAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I still living in Oklahoma..." [03SEP2010]

THURMAN, Jerry thurman@banktechnology.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1961 to 1966. Two deployments to Alaska and two deployments to Japan and Vietnam. I have heard from a number of people from the crew and the Squadron from that era, and it was really good. I was the 1st Tech on Crew 10 (Wynn's Winners) with Lt CMDR Virgil Wynn as our PPIC, we were "The Alpha Crew". We flew a lot of missions from the northern Russian coast to the Gulf of Tonkin. When we were deployed, we carried six types of money with us because we did not know what country we would spend the night in. We had our barracks in NAS Iwakuni, Japan burn and many of us lost everything. In Da Nang we flew missions and then were flow out the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) to spend our rest time, when the North moved troops and tanks to the outskirts of town, we were evacuated to Saigon. We were in the infamous attack on Tan Son Nuht. I was in YB-10 when the photo was taken of it flying over the junk off the coast as part of Operation Market Time ( http://www.vpnavy.org/p2/vp1p2_20mar2001.jpg ). I now live in Southern California and would love to hear from any of you..." [BIO Updated 27JUL2003 | 13APR2002]

Memorial Picture "...TINKER, ADCS Lavelle Jr...Lavelle Tinker passed away June 3, 2011. He served in VP-4 from 1966 to 1975 as a Flight Engineer and served in VP-1 until his retirement from the U. S. Navy. He was laid to rest at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [03DEC2011]

TOLLISON, AOC(AW/NAC) Roger redrockrt@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-17 from October 1986 through July 1991, PMTC-NAWC Weapons Division from August 1991 through July 1994, and VP-1 from September 1994 through February 1999. Currently on recruiting duty in Mississippi. Just a note to fellow White Lightnings and Screaming Eagles. Sure miss the good times had around the Pacific..." [10FEB2001]

TORFIN, Dan dan.torfin@advantek.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1969-1972. Originally of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Home port NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Stationed at NAS Iwakuni, Japan 1969, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, and NS Subic Bay, Philippines with detachments NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Enjoyed my tour and the people I worked with..." [11NOV2002]

TOVES, Edward A. tovese@navair.navy.mil "...I was an ADJ-3 in VP-1 with P2V7s at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1962 to 1963. 1963 to 1966 NAF Monterey, CA. 1966 to 1970 VP-4 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [07APR2000]

TRIPLETT, AVCM Thomas ttriplett2@aol.com "...Served with VP-1 1983-1987, VP-40 1987-1991, VP-31/VP-30 and then did a very challeging tour in HSL-42, followed by a tour at NSF Diego Garcia. I returned to VP-40 in November 2001 and am now the MMCPO. I am currently on my 7th NAS Misawa, Japan/ NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment!..." [21MAY2002]

TROXEL, Douglas R. tusouls@cyberport.com "...I was VP my entire 20 years. VP-41, VP-50 and VP-1. We met many great people and would like to hear from anyone especially in the neighborhood of Reunions. Also, would anyone know if there is a Amatuer radio "VP Net"? If there is, would like to hear from you. If their isn't, would anyone like to begin one? It was great reading the comments. Brought back many good memories..." [27JAN2001]

TUSON, Robin "Tiny" robinandkim@earthlink.net "...It's me, Robin "Tiny" Tuson, VP-1 Airframes 81-84 looking to reconnect with old friends. Drop a line chat the old times..." [06FEB99]

UNGERMAN, AWCS Lon T. Retired daddybear5050@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1, VP-26, VS-41, NMPC NAS Dallas, Texas and FASOTRAGRULANT NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [20DEC2009]

VAHSEN, CDR Steven S. http://www.naswi.navy.mil/vp-1/skipper.htm "...Commander Steven S. Vahsen graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1985 and subsequently completed postgraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Rolla, earning a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management. Upon flight school completion, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer and assigned to VP-23 in NAS Brunswick, Maine. He qualified as Tactical Coordinator (TACCO), Instructor TACCO and Mission Commander and served as Communications Officer, Readiness Officer, and Assistant Training Officer during deployments to the Mediterranean and Atlantic theaters. In October 1991, Commander Vahsen reported to VP-30, the Patrol Aviation Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS). In addition to instructor duties, he served as Education Services Officer, FRS Consolidation Coordinator, and NFO Training Officer. Following his FRS tour, he reported to the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) as Assistant Navigator in 1994. During two Mediterranean Sea/Arabian Gulf deployments, he qualified as Officer of the Deck, Command Duty Officer (Underway), and earned designation as a Surface Warfare Officer. In December 1996, CDR Vahsen joined VP-8 as a Department Head. He served as Administrative Officer, Training Officer and Operations Officer while deploying to the Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Caribbean theaters. CDR Vahsen reported to the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Air Warfare Division, (OPNAV/N78) in December 1998. While assigned to the Pentagon, he served as the Training Requirements Officer for the VP, VQ, and VS communities and the Undergraduate NFO Resource Sponsor. CDR Vahsen's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3), and Navy Achievement Medal (3)..." [02JUN2003]

VALDEZ, Greg gregory.m.valdez@boeing.com "...Attended Flight Engineer School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, June 1983. Picked up orders to VP-1, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii December 1983. 1986 headed to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for a tour in VXN-8. Took some time off as a Company Commander, RTC Great Lakes August 1990. Picked up orders to VP-22, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii until the squadron decommisioned in 1993 and moved on to VP-46, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. There the early retirement program was being offered so decided to retire February 9, 1996 and began working for The Boeing Company developing pilot & maintenance training courses on the F-22 Air Dominance Fighter. Haven't looked in the rearview mirror since BUT really miss the flying, the aircraft, and most of all the people! Had a blast......" [22MAY98]

VAUGHN, Nathan T. p3fe@hotmail.com "...I am an AD3 flight engineer currently with VP-1..." [21JAN99]

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

VICKERS, AT1 Steve svickers@houston.rr.com "...I served with VP-1 Crew 10 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1974 to 1977..." [E-Mail Updated 05MAR2004 | 19DEC99]

VIGUS, AWC(AW) Nolan Duane (Dewey) usnawc@hotmail.com "...VP-1 (Aug 76- Sep 79), VX-1 (Feb 80-Feb 83), VP-6 (Apr 83 - Nov 87), FASO NAS North Island, San Diego, California (Feb 88 - Mar 91), ASWOC/TSC NAS Adak, Alaska (May 91 - Feb 94), FASO NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (Mar 94 - Jun 97), SERE Instructor NAS Brunswick, Maine Jul 97 - Present). I retired from Maine in October 1999 and moved to Pilot Point Texas..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14JUL2000 | E-Mail Updated 13JUL2000 | 11MAY98]

VILLAREAL, AFCM Abe c/o ADCS David L. Adams adams@whidbey.net"...AFCM Abe Villareal, Training Wing Four, NAS Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas 78419. He served with VP-1, from Apr72-Jul76..."

VOLK, AWC(AW/NAC/IUSS) Bill (Wild Bill) william.j.volk@navy.mil "...I'm retiring after 21+ years. Had a great times in the Navy with some fantastic memories, just imagine if I could remember them all! HA! My duty stations were VP-6 (1987-91), VP-22 (1991-1993), CPRW-10 (1993-1996), VP-1 (1996-2001), JMF St. Mawgan (2001-2005), FASOTRAGRULANT-DET NAS Brunswick, Maine (2005-2008), and now I'm finally on my way to the USS Backyard. Take care and be safe everyone..." [28OCT2005]

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]

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]

VAIL, AE1 Sharon Retired shacrafts@centurylink.net "...I served with VP-47, VP-31 and retired from VP-1 in 1995 as they were transferring to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 12AUG2012 | 05MAR2010]

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]

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]

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]

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]

WHITE, Dennis W. neptune10@comcast.net "...I served with VP-1 (1963-1965) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (Oordnance Flight Crew). I still have the NAS Iwakuni, Japan (1964-1965) deployment cruisebook..." [16OCT2010]

WILLIAMS, ATCS J. B. Retired jbwlms@attbi.com "...Served with VP-1, VX-1, and VP-6..." [E-Mail Updated 17JAN2002 | E-Mail Updated 31JUL98]

WILLIAMSON, ADRC Joel "Willie" Retired Joelwllm@inreach.com "...I was known as "Willie" for my 20 years in the Navy. July 1950-August 1970. Retired as ADRC. I transfered into VP-1 in 1959 while the squadron was transitioning from P2V-5's to the P2V-7's, 1959 to 1963 AD2 to ADR1. I was a crew member of crew 9 for three and a half years untill I transfered out. A great group of airdales. We went to NAS Iwakuni, Japan one deployment and two deployments to Alaska. We had great comeradery within the whole squadron. VP-1 was stationed in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington at the time I was there. I enjoyed NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, Ault Field and bieng in the state of Washington. I am a Californian..." [18APR2001]

WILKINSON, AT1(AW) Laura Retired wilkinson86@verizon.net "...I served with VP-17 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1990-1993 and VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I would love to hear from anyone who served with the rainbow fleet at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and with VQ-1. I have retired from the Navy. I'm proud to say my last duty station was NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, serving with the World Watchers of VQ-1. I would love to hear from old squadronmates! Also, any folks from VP-17, VP-1, or anyone who remembers me from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Presently living in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland working my second career as a slimy contractor for NAVAIR :p) supporting the Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 upgrade Program. I miss all old friends, and look forward to seeing more names here that I know..." [E-Mail Updated 04AUG2005 | E-Mail Updated 22MAR2003 | BIO Updated 11APR2001 | 04AUG98]

WILLOUGHBY, Lonnie P. willough@whidbey.net "...I was a Screaming Eagle in VP-1 from March 1990 to August 1993; the legendary IFT of the Silver Bullets of CAC 3. I taught the IFT course at NAMTRADETJAX from November 1993 to November 1996. I am currently attached to the World Watchers of VQ-1 assigned as a Radio Operator until June 2000..." [11OCT98]

WILSON, Jeff bigdogg_9@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-48 from March 1987 to March 1991, FASO Detachment NAS Moffett Field, California from March 1991 to October 1993, VP-47 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from October 1993 to June 1995, split tour and went to VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from June 1995 to November 1997, AW "A" School NAS Pensacola, Florida from November 1997 to May 2001 as an Instructor and then back to VP-47 MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii where I will retire in January 2005. I've meet a lot of people in my 20 years whom I still consider friends and would love to hear from you to re-hash old memories..." [12NOV2003]

WILSON, AO2 Joseph W. josephwart@aol.com"...I served with VP-30 in 1971 and VP-1 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (AO2) Crew 9 from 1971 to 1973. We deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and others. Looking for members of Radigan and Truax's plane..." [28DEC2003]

WINKEL, John gbjohnw53@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-1 (09/1982-05/1986) with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (11/1982-05/1983), NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (01/1984-08/1984) and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan / NAF Misawa, Japan (07/1985-02/1986)..." [21MAR2014]

WINNEG, CAPTAIN Robert S. http://www.nasb.navy.mil/nasb_co.htm "...Captain Robert S. Winneg, a native of Brockton, Massachusetts, was commissioned an Ensign upon graduation from the University of Rochester in May 1980. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in July 1981. In May 1982, Captain Winneg joined VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California, where he served as Legal Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, and NFO Training Officer. During this tour, he qualified as a Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator, Patrol Plane Mission Commander, and Instructor Tactical Coordinator, and completed deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia. In May 1985, Captain Winneg reported to CPW-10, serving as a Weapons Systems Trainer Instructor as well as the Test Team Leader for the prototype 2F140(T) Fleet Project Team. Assigned to USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) from December 1987 to January 1990 as the Operations Administrative Assistant, he qualified as Officer of the Deck (OOD) Underway, General Quarters OOD, and Sea and Anchor Detail OOD, and completed a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. In January 1990, Captain Winneg reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C., where he was the Assistant Director of Officer Promotions and Enlisted Advancements. In May 1992, he reported to VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California. He served as Tactics Officer, Maintenance Officer, and Detachment Officer in Charge of the squadron's Panama Detachment. Following his return from Panama, Captain Winneg completed a change of homeport with the squadron to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. In June 1993, Captain Winneg joined the staff of the Commander, Patrol Wings, U.S. Pacific Fleet, serving as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Manpower/Personnel. Captain Winneg received a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in June 1996. Following graduation, he joined VP-1 on deployment in NSF Diego Garcia, as the Executive Officer. In May 1997, he assumed command of the squadron, deploying to NAS Misawa, Japan with detachments to Okinawa and NSA Bahrain. While deployed, he served concurrently as Commander, Task Group 72.4. In August 1998, Captain Winneg reported to the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he served as the Deputy Director for Plans and Support for the Secretary of Defense's Drug Enforcement Policy and Support Directorate. In June 2001, he assumed the duties as Chief of Staff to the Commander, Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces, U.S. Sixth Fleet (CTF 67) based in NAF Naples, Italy. Captain Winneg is authorized to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various campaign and service awards..." [15JUN2003]

WINTHER, ATC(AW/NAC) David S. david@winthernet.net Shipmate Pix "...Served with VP-19, VP-31, and VP-16, RTC Great Lakes, and now serving with VP-1. Drop me a line!..." Personal WebSite: http://www.winthernet.net [BIO/E-Mail Updated 13JUN2003 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 29NOV2000 | BIO Updated/URL Removed | Updated 27JUN98]

WISNER, Charles L. bwisnerb@tampabay.rr.com "...I served with VP-1 and VP-2 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1953 through 1957 and VP-931 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1950 through 1952. I really would enjoy corresponding with anyone that remembers me..." [E-Mail Updated 08AUG2001 | 22OCT2000]

WITHEROW, AX3 Patrick M. pwithero@comcast.net "...VP-1 1965-1967, AX3, Crew 12, still residing in Minneapolis. I started out at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with AEWBarRonPac in 1963-64..interesting that VP-1 is now there ..." [E-Mail Updated 19JUN2007 | 08APR2000]

WITCHLEY, Bradford ktuttle@webtv.net "...I was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in the late 1960's. I am interested in information of the Reunions, newsletters, etc. Thank you..." [05JUN2002]

WOLF, AW2 Carl wolf@ci.hazelwood.mo.us "...Served with VP-1 1967-69 Aircrew JEZ operater. YB-3 flight crew. Now employed as Chief of Police City of Hazelwood Missouri (St. Louis Area) would like to hear from any members of VP-1 during that time...." [E-Mail Updated 19OCT2000 | 13OCT97]

WOOD, LCPO Ron w4woody@comcast.net "...Curently at BUPERS. Looking for Shipmates and FEs who served with VP-1 from 1982 to 1985, VP-6 from 1989 to 1992, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii ETD from 1992 to 1996, VX-1 from 1996 to 1999, AIMD NSF Diego Garcia from 1999 to 2000, and VP-47 from 2000 to 2003. Lets hook up just to tell some old sea stories. Later Folks!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01JUL2004 | BIO Updated 21APR2000 | 30DEC97]

YANKE, AD2 Jason yanke69@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1998-2002 as a AD2..." [16NOV2002]

YATTA, Dana yattad@mail.tqci.net "...I served with VP-1, `88 - `91 (CAC 11) and NAWCAD Warminster, PA, `91 - `94. Currently flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the Navys only "UAV" Detatchment..." [14MAY98]

YOUNG, AMHC (AW) Barry (Ponyboy) P. ponypi@hotmail.com "...Served in VP-1 (1988-1992). I saw a lot of names that I recognized and alot of great memories. So if your feeling sad and blue drop me a line and I will humor you...:] Currently serving my last tour at NavAir (TDSA) NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. With the SweetTart Elvis, P-Funk Cronk, and Wild J. T. Brown. All keeping me out of trouble..:] Also, Larry Pearsall I found your Nanakuli Suedes you left them at the BEER TREE..." [13APR2000]

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]

ZAGORODNEY, David david_zag@hotmail.com "...From 80-83 I was in VP-1, I then went to PMTC NAS Point Mugu, California 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 NAS Point Mugu, California 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..."

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]

ZIMMER, Jim z0810@aol.com "...I served in VP-1 Crew 5 from 1974-1975. Two westpac deployments: NS Subic Bay, Philippines and multiple NAS Agana, Guam detatchments. Designed new squadron logo and cruisebook editor..." [24DEC99]

ZIMMER, AW John wildsidepics@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1975-1979) with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. My brother and I made 2 deployments to the Phillipines. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 23APR2015 | 16JAN2001]

ZIMMERMAN, Jim orwinjim@aol.com "...Would like to hear from members of Crew 4 VP-17 70-74. Shire, Murphy, Nickleson, Moran, Demsphy, Thompson, Stagner. I served in VT-2, VT-3, VT-6, METG 6 VAH-1, RVAH-1 and finally I got it right, VP-17, VP-1, VP-6, CPW-2 and finally VP-1..." [24OCT2000]

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