NOTICE: "...I am a county veteran service officer in Ohio, seeking information within VP-28 about Shipmates. A veteran named George A. Beam states he was part of the Atomic testing. He was an ATR3 with VP-28 from 1961 to 1964? Any help is appreciated...Michael Hare email@example.com..." [13FEB2010]
NOTICE: "...VP-1, VP-4, VP-6, VP-9, VP-17, VP-22, VP-28, and VP-47 flying out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii Memorial..." Contributed by Michael Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org..." [29MAR2005]
We are in the process of developing a memorial (due to be completed sometime in 2006) for the VP Squadrons that served from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. We have identified VP-1, VP-4, VP-6, VP-9, VP-17, VP-22, VP-28, and VP-47 flying out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.
Each Squadron will have a separate inscription on the memorial. Bronze tablets will list the names of the Squadrons next to which will be their ensealed Squadron patch. We have all the patches except for VP-17, VP-22, and VP-28. If you know anyone who may be willing to donate a patch for the memorial, we'd appreciate hearing from them.
To complete the memorial, we need the names of those airmen who were lost while on duty. We need representatives from VP-1, VP-4, VP-6, VP-9, VP-17, VP-22, VP-28, and VP-47 to furnish us with a list of airmen lost and when. VP-6 has accounted for all of its personnel lost since its inception in 1943, including one person "on loan" to VP-871. That's what we need from the other Squadrons to do it justice. We don't need ranks or grades, just complete names and dates of loss.
As well as the memorial, we are making preparations to renovate a P2V aircraft owned by the Smithsonian in DC. The aircraft, presently at Davis-Monthan, and the memorial will be displayed at the Pacific Air Museum at Ford Island.
NOTICE: "...Navy Establishing Augment Units For All FRS's Including VP-30..." Contributed by LCDR Robert J. Cable email@example.com [03DEC2003]
The Navy is scheduling the establishment of a Squadron Augment Unit (SAU) attached to VP-30 for 1 October, 2004. Final numbers have yet to be released, but the SAU is likely to total near 150 personnel composed of Officer and Enlisted instructors and maintenance personnel. The SAU has begun recruiting the advance party of 20 maintainers in the AD, AE, AT, AM, and AME rates. If you are interested in serving as a Selected Reservist in VP-30 SAU, have P-3 NEC's and P-3 experience within the last 6 years, and are within drilling distance of NAS Jacksonville, Florida, please call Naval Reserve Recruiting Area SE at 904-542-3320 ext 490 or the SAU OIC at 904-542-0990.
NOTICE: "...I am working on a project that you should know about and one which I am sure will be of interest to anyone who has a fond attachment to the P-3 ORION.
I am assembling a collection of patches representing every patrol squadron which has operated the Orion....this project has taken over 3 years so far and I only need one more patch before I then have a photograph taken of all the patches against a water background and this photograph will be made into a poster about 3 feet by 5 feet in dimension....the title will be MARITIME PATROL.....THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE.
As mentioned, I need one more patch to complete this poster project. I need the VP-28 Hawaiian Warrior patch.....the one which was worn from about 1966 through to the squadron's disestablishment in October of 1969......it has two warriors standing with a flag or emblem-type shield between them and the bottom tab says: PATRON 28. It has HAWAIIAN WARRIORS on the top.
If anyone out there can help me out, I would certainly appreciate hearing from you.
The poster will be available early in the New Year. I look forward to hearing from you!!!!!!!!Thanks,
JIM TURNBULL firstname.lastname@example.org
WINGS of GOLD MAGAZINE..." [18NOV98]
NOTICE: "...This from an ex-Air Force Mac puke who gave many a ride to lonely Navy Fliers trying to get back to NS Rota, Spain from NAS Norfolk, Virginia at the end of a 4 day pass. "Just ride out to the crew bus with us and I'll stuff you in the back - but remember, you're not on the manifest if anything happens." The favor I have is to help look up an old friend, Conrad Sawiak. We were in the Boy Scouts together (back when Scouting was cool) in Troop 59 at the Armed Forces staff college whne out father's were on the staff back in the early 1970's. Conrad's father was a Navy Flier and I believe he was too - VP-28 possibly. I ply my trade for Delta Air Lines now; I wonder if Conrad is still in or flew the coop to the airline world. Either way, I'm just looking for an old friend. Thanks...Jason Roosma Jasonbluedog@aol.com..." [06JUN2003]
NOTICE: "...Calling all SMITHs. Looking for AT3 Sam Smith, VP-28 and VP-22 tweat shop, 1969-70 NS Sangley Point, Philippines deployment and ADJ3 Jim Smith, "J.P.", VP-22, Crew 12, 1969-1970 NS Sangley Point, Philippines deployment. We have virtually all of the old gang localized but you "Smiths" are a bugger to find. Anyone else with info on these two guys please forward. Reunion planned for early 2003; hope to have you both there...Pete Lindberg email@example.com..." [08OCT2002]
NOTICE: "...Trying to locate W. J. (Bill) Bedworth, LTjg. Bill was in crew 7 in 1956. Any info would be helpful...Ron Myers firstname.lastname@example.org..." [29JUN2001]
NOTICE: "...I'm trying to find any info on my Grandfather, John W. Dickerson Jr. He served in WW II from 43' to 45' in VP-28 as a Flight Engineer. I lost my Grandfather last year and my Grandmother has given me a few things that he kept from the war and want to find out more his tour and his friends if possible. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks...Shane Patsell email@example.com..." [29MAY2001]
NOTICE: "...Please help!!! Back in the late 60's I along with a fellow VP'er to SERE School in Warner Springs, Calif. When we finished there we flew back to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to our squadrons. However, mine had gone on deployment to Naha. After our return to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii VP-28 had moved on also. What I'm trying to locate is the Shipmate who went with us (VP-22) to San Diego for SERE School as hopefully he still has the cirtificate that I asked him to hold for me until we got back. "If you read this, please advise as I would really like to have it and also wondering what you've been doing for the past 30 years?...BOTSFORD, CT3 Barry "Mort" firstname.lastname@example.org..." [09NOV99]
"...I was fortunate enough to have found the Command Master Chief at SERE last year who made me a copy of my certificate. Thanks!..." Contributed by BOTSFORD, CT3 Barry "Mort" email@example.com [03JUL2010]
NOTICE: "...I need help locating anyoneone that served with my father, Wayne Shugarts, in VPB-28, VP-101, discharged June 30 1951. He is due the distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, and a host of other medals that he never received. I would lkie to talk to anybody that may have served from 1946 1951 in VPB-28 or VP-101...Scott Shugarts firstname.lastname@example.org..." [08SEP99]
NOTICE: "...I'm searching for anyone with information about squadron VPB-28 from December 1945 - May46. My father (passed away 1/88), AOM3Cl George S. Fyfe of Saugus, Massachusetts saw service in the Phillipines mostly Palawan. Would appreciate any info. I have pictures, flight book and some clothing....Stu Fyfe email@example.com..." [24FEB99]
NOTICE: "...Looking for anyone who may have served with my father Wayne Shugarts on VP-28, VPMS-7, and VPM-3 FROM 1944 TO 1951....Scott Shugarts firstname.lastname@example.org..." [11FEB99]
NOTICE: "...I would like to correspond with anyone that knew or was in my fathers (Clarence R. Stone AO2) crew. He was in VP-28 from 1955-59. The photo that I have of him and Crew 4 was taken at NAS Kodiak, Alaska. His crew consisted of R.W. Hart Jr, L.G. Poppa, J.F. Lynch, D.B. Barrigar, T.F. Garretson, W.H. Stover, J. D. Christoferson, R.L. Bentrup, H.L. Rott, D.J. Johnson, C.R. Stone. Thanks alot...Gary Stone email@example.com..." [04AUG98]
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