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Crew 1

VP LogosLOGOs: VP Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC 1 Tom Grannis grannis1@earthlink.net [16MAR2004]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 Crew-1 "...Crew 1, VP26, P2V-4, BuNo. 124218, summer of 1953, NAS Brunswick, ME...Top row left to right, Ens Johnson, Lt Babcock, Squadron Cmdr RC Daley,& Lt Prentiss Bottom row, Chief McCaugn, AD3 Douglas, AT3 NF Kratfel, AL1 Spencer, AL1 Simmons, Chief GE Thomas..." Contributed by Norman Kratfel nkratfel@enter.net [04SEP99]


Crew 2

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC-2 "...My father, Bill McBride, served with VP-26 (Detachment 17) in the 1960's...West McBride wmcbride@triad.rr.com..." [09SEP2003]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC-2 "...My father, Bill McBride (Second shipmate from left), served with VP-26 (Detachment 17) in the 1960's. He died in a plane crash in 1991. Anybody that knows him or served with him please e-mail me. I would love to chat about him and what he did. Thanks...West McBride wmcbride@triad.rr.com..." [09SEP2003]

UPDATE "...Here are the names that I found in a log book of my fathers as written in his book in CAC-2: LCDR B. L. SMITH, LT(jg) JACK HOOKS, ENS JACK SHEA, ADJ1 H. D. SALINS, AMHC W. C. HOLLOWAY, ATL1 A. SPARKS, AX1 P. M. DEHNER, AX2 V. WINN, AE3 W. L. MACE (first on left) and AO3 B. J. MCBRIDE (my father second on left). Other names mentioned: LT(jg) L. PRIMM, AN - J. E. KELLEHER, ADJ 2 - J. J. CONNOLLY and LT(jg) BUNDA..." West McBride wmcbride@triad.rr.com..." [06AUG2008]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-5 Crew 2 ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC-2 "...1963 (Names with picture image)..." Contributed by ADR1 Ralph (Red) LINDSLEY, Retired judyralph@juno.com [E-Mail Updated 27JAN2001 | 27JAN2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 Crew-2 "...VP-26 Crew 2, taken during summer 1955 at NAS Keflavik, Iceland. PPC was LCDR Ed W. Jones, Copilot Tom McMahon, Navigator Don Weisel, & PC was M. Shiran, AD1..." Contributed by Norman Kratfel nkratfel@enter.net [18SEP98]

UPDATE "...At the recent VP-26 officiers reunion they reviewed the crew photos I had taken in 1955. They filled in some missing officiers names and changed some that were previously given me...a lot of the senior officiers are no longer around. All the listings will be from left to right, with unknown names "blank", and top rows...Crew 2, Tom McMahon, PPC LCDR Ed W.H. Jones,and Jim Hovis..." [02NOV98]


Crew 3

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 Crew-3 "...VP-26 Crew 3, taken in NAS Keflavik, Iceland summer of 1955. The PPC was Tom Grayling, other officers were Tommy Cooper, and Jim Philbin, other crew members unknown..." Contributed by Norman Kratfel nkratfel@enter.net [18SEP98]

UPDATE "...At the recent VP-26 officiers reunion they reviewed the crew photos I had taken in 1955. They filled in some missing officiers names and changed some that were previously given me...a lot of the senior officiers are no longer around. All the listings will be from left to right, with unknown names "blank", and top rows...Crew 3, Bob Tomenendal, Tommy Cooper,and Jim Philbin..." [02NOV98]


Crew 4

VP LogosLOGOs: VP Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC 4 "...CAC-4..." Tom Grannis grannis1@earthlink.net [25JUN2004]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-26 Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC 4 Contributed by John Lucas john.lucas@netzero.net [17AUG2002]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-26 Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC 4 [15SEP2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCamera VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 Crew 4 "...Taken summer of 1955 at NAS Keflavik, Iceland. We are wearing our Scottish clans caps that each crew adopted, and our survival suits. Top row, left to right, Ens Lee Holland and Bob Tomenendal, LCDR J D Richardson, and( forgotten). Bottom row, left to right, Heckert, Kratfel, Morrow, Lanman, & Hollin..." Contributed by Norman Kratfel nkratfel@enter.net [Color Photo added 18SEP98 | Updated 04JUN98]


Crew 5

VP LogosLOGOs: VP Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC 5 "...WTrue Americans..." Tom Grannis grannis1@earthlink.net [16DEC2003]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC-5 Contributed by John Lucas john.lucas@netzero.net [07JUN2003]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 Crew-5 "...This picture was taken in NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco during a split deployment in 1957 - 1958. Pictured are: LTJG J. G. McIntyre, LTJG T. A. Gasser, LTJG D. A. Morrison, ENS D. M. Walters, C. Diminno AD1, J. J. Oxenford AN, T. C. Nelson AT2, P. L. Owen AT1, D. J. Kolb AN, L. B. Weeks AO2, and D. O. Royer AE3..." Contributed by T. C. Nelson tcnelson@datasync.com [26AUG2001]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 Crew-5 "...VP-26 photo of LK 5 sent to me by Chester Petersen, who served in VP-26 sometime after his tour with VP-10. No info available on the photo or crew. The plane captain's name is readable, looks like Dimiro AD1 and someone from VP-26 may recognize the pilots name..." Contributed by WILSON, AT2 Robert T. Jr. vp10_archives@juno.com [31MAY2005]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 Crew-5 "...VP-26 Crew 5, taken during summer of 1955 at NAS Keflavik, Iceland. The Radioman was Marshall L. Hendrickson, AT2, bottom row, second from left, I believe the crewman next to him is "Reds" Harlow who survived both plane crashes in Iceland ,and St. Thomas..." Contributed by Norman Kratfel nkratfel@enter.net [18SEP98]

UPDATE "...At the recent VP-26 officiers reunion they reviewed the crew photos I had taken in 1955. They filled in some missing officiers names and changed some that were previously given me...a lot of the senior officiers are no longer around. All the listings will be from left to right, with unknown names "blank", and top rows...Crew 5, Merv Davis, Bob Babcock, Ed Cawley, and Ted Bochniarz..." [02NOV98]


Crew 6

VP LogosLOGOs: Logo ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC 6 Contributed by John Lucas JohnLucas@netzero.com [21JAN98]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP Crew Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC 6 Contributed by John Lucas JohnLucas@netzero.com [20MAR2005]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC 6 "...CAC-6 Iraqui Freedom ..." Tom Grannis grannis1@earthlink.net [18JUL2003]


Crew 7

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-7 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC-7 Contributed by John Lucas john.lucas@netzero.net [24FEB2003]

VP LogosLOGOs: Squadron Patch Thumbnail VP-26 CAC-7 Contributed by John Lucas john.lucas@netzero.net [09JUL2002]

VP LogosLOGOs: VP Crew LogoCameraVP-26 CAC-7 [15DEC99]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC-7 "...1975 NAS Bermuda/Lajes Deployment VP-26 CAC-7: standing - AWAN Schorr, Space, Chief Eich, Mr McKay, Chief Sandbeck, Larry, Jonesy, and Mr Hess - Kneeling - Mr Closs, AWAN Hobba, Mr McClendon, Mr Grunvold, ORD, and Chief Shipley and Art Tufts waving in the Emergency Escape Hatch...." Contributed by Roger Schorr zztop926@hotmail.com [28JUN98]


Crew 8

VP LogosLOGOs: VP Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC 8 "...We're Cool, You Suck..." Tom Grannis grannis1@earthlink.net [16DEC2003]

VP LogosLOGOs: Squadron Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC 8 [27MAY99]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC-8 "...Patrol Squadron Twenty Six Det. Alfa MAROC 1957-1958 Crew 8 - LT R. L. Miller, LT(jg) J. T. Weir, ENS C. L. Lambert, AD2 W. J. Polakowski, AN E. L. Margheim, AT2 D. J. Donovan, AT3 R. J. Fields, AT3 M. G. Geigle, AO2 C. D. Martin and AN F. W. Mobius..." WebSite: EBay http://cgi.ebay.com/Matched-Pair-of-1950s -US-Navy-Aviator-Steins-VP-26_W0Q QitemZ150085953359QQihZ005QQcategoryZ13982QQ rdZ1QQcmdZViewItem [28JAN2007]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC-8 "...NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal in 1976 of Combat Crew 8, Patrol Squadron 26. Crew Motto was "Ate Up". Cast of characters: SQUATTING - LEFT TO RIGHT: AO2 Melton (Ordnance), AW3 Price (SS1), LT(jg) Phil Cather (2P) ("Flight Line Phil" sometimes known as "Baby Fall Down"), AME1 Ward (FE) and Unidentified (Radio) (I just can't remember his name right now, it will come to me - he was a stand in that day from CAC 6). STANDING - LEFT TO RIGHT: LT(jg) Dan Shipley (Nav)("Ragman"), LT(jg) Tom Gross (3P) ("TG"), LT(jg) Jim Ewing (Tacco) ("SuperBad"), LT Steve Rehrmann (PPC) and AW1 Hill (SS3) ("3 Jacks")..." Contributed by EWING, Jim jewing@kilstock.com [22MAR2009]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC-8 "...VP-26 Crew 8, taken during summer of 1955 at NAS Keflavik, Iceland..." Contributed by Norman Kratfel nkratfel@enter.net [18SEP98]

UPDATE "...At the recent VP-26 officiers reunion they reviewed the crew photos I had taken in 1955. They filled in some missing officiers names and changed some that were previously given me...a lot of the senior officiers are no longer around. All the listings will be from left to right, with unknown names "blank", and top rows...Crew 8, Mark Caroll, Lee McCormick, Ed Arbon, and Dick "Red" Horn..." [02NOV98]

UPDATE "...On the VP-26 Crew 8 picture - Front Row: George Krebs AT1, Hamrick AT2, Jack Vivlamore AE2, Charlie Lathan AO2, Pete Stamatopoulos AD1 (later shortened to Stamus)!!, and T. K. Laughlin AD3...Jack Vivlamore jvroadrunner@aol.com..." [11DEC99]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC-8 "...March 1963...The picture of CAC 8 was taken in NAS Sigonella, Sicily after Cdr Harley Wilbur had and Lcdr Chuck Gehrin had joined the crew. Our plane was in check at the time so we had to use Hurty Gurdy 2..." Contributed by Tom Vigorito tvigor@verizon.net [01MAR98]

UPDATE "...Officers named allready are: Mark Carrol, Lee McCormack, Arbon and Horn. Taken at NAS Keflavik, Iceland 1955. Crew is George Kregs, Hamrick, Vivlamore, Lathem, Stamatopouls (changed to Stamas), and Lauglin..." [04JAN2000]


Crew 9

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 Crew-9 "...VP-26, Crew 9, taken during the summer of 1955, at NAS Keflavik, Iceland..." Contributed by Norman Kratfel nkratfel@enter.net [11OCT98]

UPDATE "...At the recent VP-26 officiers reunion they reviewed the crew photos I had taken in 1955. They filled in some missing officiers names and changed some that were previously given me...a lot of the senior officiers are no longer around. All the listings will be from left to right, with unknown names "blank", and top rows...Crew 9, Jake Wertz, Joe Cassidy, Bob Miles, and Pat Smith..." [02NOV98]


Crew 10

VP LogosLOGOs: Squadron Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC 10 Contributed by John Lucas john.lucas@netzero.net [09JUL2002]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC-10 "...VP-26 CAC 10 1976 NS Rota, Spain/Lajes Deployment - pictured: standing - TACCO, Lt Fink(2P), LCDR Warfield(PPC), AMH! Bullinger(F/E), AT1 Conners(IFC) - kneeeling: AO1 McDaniel(ORD), Lt Savage(3P), NAV, AW3 Dumesnil(SS3), AT1 Peterson(IFT), AW3 Schorr(SS1) - sitting: AW2 Arthur(SS2), AME1 Mihay(F/E)..." Contributed by Roger Schorr zztop926@hotmail.com [27JUN98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 Crew-10 "...VP-26, Crew 10, taken during the summer of 1955, at NAS Keflavik, Iceland..." Contributed by Norman Kratfel nkratfel@enter.net [11OCT98]

UPDATE "...Top Row L to R: Ltjg Scott, Cdr. Karl Imholte, Lt. Pollock, and Ltjg William Mills. Bottom L to R: Bob Sheehy AT3, Jim Tewes AT3, John Terry AE3, Dominic "Nick" Manno AO3, and Bob Perrin AD2..." Contributed by Norman Kratfel nkratfel@enter.net [30SEP2000]

UPDATE "...At the recent VP-26 officiers Reunion they reviewed the crew photos I had taken in 1955. They filled in some missing officiers names and changed some that were previously given me...a lot of the senior officiers are no longer around. All the listings will be from left to right, with unknown names "blank", and top rows...Crew 10, Blank, Karl Imholte, Blank,and Bill Mill..." [02NOV98]


Crew 11

VP LogosLOGOs: VP Patch ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC 11 "...The Tridents of VP-26 CAC-11 NAS Keflavik, Iceland/Carib deployments of 2002-03..." Tom Grannis grannis1@earthlink.net [10DEC2003]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 Crew-11 "...Picture of VP-26, Crew 11, taken during summer of 1955 in NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I believe PPC was Lt C.C. Va--e, and Plane Captain AD2 E.M. Stanfield per cockpit lettering ..." Contributed by Norman Kratfel nkratfel@enter.net [11OCT98]

UPDATE "...At the recent VP-26 officiers Reunion they reviewed the crew photos I had taken in 1955. They filled in some missing officiers names and changed some that were previously given me...a lot of the senior officiers are no longer around. All the listings will be from left to right, with unknown names "blank", and top rows...Crew 11, Dan Crumpton, Bruce Morton, Marvin Glover, and Carl Vanke..." [02NOV98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 Crew-11 "...Picture of VP-26, Crew 11, taken during summer of 1955 in NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I believe PPC was Lt C.C. Va--e, and Plane Captain AD2 E.M. Stanfield per cockpit lettering ..." Contributed by Norman Kratfel nkratfel@enter.net [11OCT98]

UPDATE "...At the recent VP-26 officiers Reunion they reviewed the crew photos I had taken in 1955. They filled in some missing officiers names and changed some that were previously given me...a lot of the senior officiers are no longer around. All the listings will be from left to right, with unknown names "blank", and top rows...Crew 11, Dan Crumpton, Bruce Morton, Marvin Glover, and Carl Vanke..." [02NOV98]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC-11 "...Photograph: NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco deployment Circa 3/9/54. The front and back of the crew photo dated 3/9/54 and another snapshot of my dad who was, at the time, Lt. Richard S. Pinner, Jr. (USNR). He retired from the Navy and even though he was in the reserves he was always active duty. He passed away in 1985 of cancer..." Contributed by Richard S. Pinner, III joepinner@yahoo.com [02SEP2012]


Crew 12

VP LogosLOGOs: VP-26 Logo ThumbnailCamera"VP-26 CAC-12 Patch"Contributed by John Lucas JohnLucas@netzero.com [12OCT2003]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 CAC-12 "...Crews "VP-26 CAC-12 standing before the Trident 'Alpha' designation. Standing: AW2 E.L Fossett(ELF) SS1, LTJG D.J Denny TAC-NAV, LTJG M.G. Kellard TACCO, AT2 W.R Neumann Radio/Inflight Tech. Foreground: AO3 E.E. Robitaille Ordnance, AW2 F. Plaisted SS2, LCDR J.K Taylor PPC, AW2 G.J. Peters SS3, AMH1 W.T Hinson Flight Engineer and LT C.H. Gilpatrick Copilot..." Contributed by Bill Neumann wneumannjr@netscape.net [22FEB2000]

VP CrewCREWs: VP-26 Crew ThumbnailCameraVP-26 Crew "...October 1966 Rear: LTjg Mac Ellan, NAV...LTjg Cambell, TACCO...LT Hokness, PILOT...Bob Eno, AE..Front: Andy Monks, AX...Bob Hoy, AO...Bill Hazlett, AX..." Contributed by ANDY MONKS MonksA@NAVONT3.NAVO.NAVY.MIL


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