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CALLOWAY, William F. c/o His Son Dr. William Calloway twomudbugz@aol.com "...I am writing for my dad, William F Calloway who was a pilot in VP-204 in WW II. Am interested in contacting any of his squadron mates for him. Thanks..." [25APR2002]

DOUGLAS, William L. wpdouglas@bellsouth.net "...Looking for any VPB-204 Crew. Great to hear from you..." [29DEC2005]

Memorial Picture "...EVELAND, Vermont B...My Dad's name was Vermont B. Eveland. He flew with VPB-204 during the war. I have his log book and medals. I wonder if Pop Wager is still alive. Dad has been gone for 26 years now, but it sure is interesting to read this stuff. I fly radio control and plan to build a PBY one day. Thanx...Monte Eveland flybymonty@msn.com..." [28NOV2006]

GOLDING, James Milan goldingj68@hotmail.com "...Attended Basic Training (09/1945) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Combat Air Crewman School (on tbm Torpedo Bomberat) at NAS Norman, Oklahoma, Aviation Ordnanceman Training at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and to VPB-204 at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. I flew as a PBM-3 Bombardier Gunner (bow turret). LCDR McGEARRY was my pilot. I am now 93 and still flying (Cessna 172) and am building my own amphibian...." [26SEP2020]

HARRIS, L. E. geneandbetty@comcast.net "...I served with VPB-204 (1946-1948) NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone..." [20JAN2011]

HURLEY, ARM1 Paul J. jcpj@netdirect.net "...Was with squadron when commissioned at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Went to San Juan and then to Trinidad. Then on to Canal Zone. Was on patrol the same night that Lt(jg) Kresbach was killed. A great loss to the Squadron. Too Bad there are no surviveing PBM3C left to admire. The only PBM I have located is in Arizona and its a PBM5c. Would like to hear from Squadron Members..." [11NOV98]

MILLER, James A. jamiller@olg.com "...I was a pilot in VPB-209. Arrived at NAS Banana River, Florida in Mar/Apr '43 as an ensign. Departed NAS Banana River, Florida for NAF/NAAF Galapagos, Seymour Island, Ecuador later in '43. Flew out of NAAF Salinas, Ecuador; NAAF Corinto, Nicaragua; and NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. Looking for Wolmuth and other Shipmates..." [21MAR2005]

PADGETT, ARM2 Carl L. Carjyky2nv@aol.com "...I was in the Navy from April 23rd, 1942 to the spring of 1947. I was a ARM2/C and in Squadrons TTSA, NAS Banana River, Florida, VPB-204, and VPB-22..." [03JUN2002]

Memorial Picture "...PATTON, LCDR E. Douglas Retired...Shipmate PixCirca 1945...My father, E. Douglas Patton, passed June 23, 1993 at 78 years of age. Dad served at NAS Atlanta, Georgia (01/1942-03/1942) and NAS Jacksonville, Florida (03/1942-11/1942) for Pilot Training, VPB-204 (12/1942-05/1945) and VPB-22 (06/1945-02/1946) flying as a PPC aboard the PBY and PBM..." Contributed by Susan Hamersky hamersky@earthlink.net [BIO Updated 24MAR2016 | Rang Updated 11JUN2015 | Updated PIX/BIO 03JUN2015 | 19MAR2015]

SCHMIDT, Elmer rabbithashflash@webtv.net "...I was a ARM 3/C with VP-104 from July 1944 through April 1945. If anyone was flying out of NAS Trinidad, British West Indies at this time, or served with VP-204 during the war, I would like to hear from you..." [10SEP99]

Memorial Picture "...STONECIPHER, CAPTAIN E. Thomas...Shipmate Pix (CO VP-56 - Circa 1950)...I regret to inform his old squadron mates of the passing of my father, CAPTAIN E. Thomas Stonecipher Retired, 83, on December 3, 2003, in San Antonio, TX. Dad entered the Navy in 1940 and was commissioned in March 1941. He served as a black shoe officer aboard the USS Altair in the Pacific and Caribbean, attended flight school in 1943 at NAS Dallas, Texas and NAS Pensacola, Florida, and served the rest of the war flying PBM Mariners with VP-215 and VP-204 in the Caribbean and Atlantic. Post-war he served with the Atlantic fleet aviation training unit, with VP-49, and was Commanding Officer of VP-56 in 1955 when it earned the Navy "E." In those later years he was flying P5M Marlins. For most of the rest of his naval career he was in the nuclear weapons program in landlocked New Mexico and Germany, so had to grab what flight time he could get with the Air Force or Army -- and he always marveled at how comparatively easy land planes were to fly and operate! After retiring from the Navy in 1965, he went on to a great second career in youth training programs, but always looked back with profound satisfaction to his years with the patrol squadron Navy. A final farewell and "bravo zulu" to all VP'ers from Tom Stonecipher...Charles Stonecipher stonecipherca@yahoo.com [PIX Added 16JAN2004 | 23DEC2003]

Memorial Picture "...TYNDALL, ARM1 Jappy M...My father, Jappy M Tyndall, passed away January 17th, 2013. Dad served with VP-204 during WW2. I would love to hear from any of his former Shipmates..." Contributed by JoAnn Larsen joann_larsen@yahoo.com [11APR2018]

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