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ANDRISEN, Steven sandrisen@sio.midco.net "...I served with VP-28 from 1966-1969. Love to hear from anyone. I worked in administration, personnel, and legal..." [14JAN2006]

AXELROD, AX2 Tom taxelro@infi.net "...I served with VP-28 from November 1962 through August 1965..." [15NOV2001]


BACKSTROM, ATR3 Larry jlbackstrom@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1962 to 1965 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I flew with CDR Rolls on QC1 and QC2. Instructor of ECM for flight crews. Started in the P2 and transitioned to the P-3A..." [22MAR2011]

BALLARD, ATR2 George georgeballard@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-28 from April 1963 thru April 1966 as an ATR2. Spent time at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Canton Island, NAS Midway Island, and NAS Agana, Guam..." [03MAR2002]

BALSER, Chris chrisb@cambriatool.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1968 to 1969 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Just wondering if anyone out there is from VP-28. If so, drop me a line. I would be thrilled to hear from you!..." [17DEC2008]

BARNES, ADR1 Richard J. Retired patb2855@cox.net "...VW School Instructor, Operations (1959-1961), VS-26 (1960-1961) Crew Chief aboard SH-29, CASU-70, Coxwain Jinamoc Seaplane Base, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington, AD school NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1948), NAIFS NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, VP-28 (1959-1961) as Crew Chief aboard CF-27, VR-5, Navy Fleet Air Gunnery Unit (FAGU) NAF El Centro, California, VF-122 NAS Miramar, California, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, AEWBarRonPac, NAS Miramar, California VFP-63 and retired February 1966..." [E-Mail Updated 05NOV2013 | E-Mail Updated 18MAR2013 | 22DEC2007]

BARNETT, CLYDE FRANKGOOSE@AOL.COM "...I JOINED VPHL-8 IN SEPT. 1947 AT NAS AGANA GUAM ALONG WITH SEVERAL OF MY FRIENDS DAHLBECK AMM1, WT GUY AMM2 LAUDERDALE AMM1, and AUSTIN AMM2. ALL OF US HAD SPENT SEVERAL WEEKS AT THE FAMOUS RECEIVING STATION AT THE OTHER END OF THE ISLAND WHERE YOU HANGED UP YOUR STRIPES AND MADE LIKE A MESS COOK. OUR DUTY WATCH WAS IN THE JUNGLE AIR STRIPS WHERE WE STOOD WATCH WITH A BROWNING 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN TO PREVENT NATIVES AND POSSIBLE JAPANESE FROM STEALING PARTS FROM OUR BOMBERS. ONE INTERESTING BIT OF HISTORY WAS WHEN WE NEEDED PARTS FOR OUR PLANES, ALL WE DID WAS LOOK FOR THE NEEDEWD PART IN THE PARTS CATALOG (JUST LIKE ORDERING PARTS FROM A SEARS CATALOG). ALL SQUADRON GROUND PERSONNEL BOARDED THE USS SUISON BAY, A CONVERTED DESTROYER AND SET SAIL FOR PEARL. WE ARRIVED IN EARLY 1948 AND WERE IN HANGAR 5. I STARTED FLYING AS A PORT WAIST GUNNER IN "BD4" AND SEVERAL OTHERS INCLUDING BD8. JULY 1948 WE PARTICIPATED IN HELPING SINK THE OLD USS NEW YORK AND LATER THE USS NEVADA. I JOINED VPHL-8 AS AN AEM SIC AND IN APRIL 1948 I TOOK MY TEST OUT OF THE OLD PETTY OFFICERS MANUAL FOR 3RD CLASS AND SOON I WAS STRUTTING AROUND WITH MY NEW CROW. I WORKED WITH SOME FINE FRIENDS WHO I MET ON NAS Agana, Guam AND NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii INCLUDING CHIEF EDWARDS ARMC YOUNT AEM2, R. SCHMIDT AEM3, PHILLIPS AEM SIC, THE TINNEY BROTHERS AMMC. I LEFT VP-28 ON SEPT 1948 TO VOLUNTEER MY SERVICES TO VR-44 AT NAS Moffett Field, California IN THE BERLIN AIR LIFT..." [24DEC98]

BARTLETT c/o His Son Tom Bartlett tbartlett2@hotmail.com "...My father was pilot with VPB-28 from December 1944 until February 1946. Departed MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii based on tenders in Lingayen Gulf and at Jinamoc Seaplane Base in Leyte Gulf flying PBM-5's. Dad is now 80 and curious to find anyone with VPB-28 during those times. VPB-28 was later folded into 3rd VP-43..." [12DEC2003]

Shipmate Listing Removal [Removed 19SEP2009 |E-Mail Updated 19SEP2001 | 17SEP2001]

BEATY, Mike "Sugarbear" coffee@pobox.alaska.net "...was in VP-28 when we bombed the already sunk Stevan Foster, got my CAR in VP-48, did IFT duty in VP-4, and NIT while in VP-6. I enjoyed over 12 years in the VP community. While the rest were fun, i will be a "Kanaka Hacker" 'til the day I die. "Rig hard, Gig hard"!! I would like to hear from anyone that can remember, some of those days (and nights) are a little fuzzy to me. P.S. I know how to contact A.K. Young (FE) and Ab "Pappy" Ross (AT)..." [E-Mail Updated 03FEB99 | 25AUG97] [ICQ# 10702952]

BELZ, Jim jncbelz@dcwis.com "...I was in VP-28 and VP-22 after ADA school at Norman OK. After finishing school I choose NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and was assigned to VP-28. Spent only afew months with them. This was 1953. Transferred to VP-22 in late 1953 still at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Worked as a groundpounder in Jim Motos AD1 crew. Deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska where as AD3 got into a flight crew with Pappy..? was plane captain. Was made plane captain back at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii for crew 3. Got out of the Navy in 1956. Any old crewmates wanting to contact me can . [used to be from Chicago now retired in Door Cony WI]..." [12AUG99]

BENNETT, Robert rjbennett@pacbell.net "...My brief navy career included a tour with VP-28 in the 1959-1962 time frame. Recognized Robert ("Rip") Lightbody. McHale: You out there somewhere? I've got a surfing picture for you..." [25JAN98]

BENTLEY, LCDR Alan C. Retired abent@verizon.net "...I served with VP-31 (1963) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-28 (1963-1964) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, COMFAIRALASKA Detachment NAS Adak, Alaska (1964-1966), VP-46 (1966-07/1968) at NAS Moffett Field, California with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and NAS Adak, Alaska. I left Active Duty (Enlisted) and served with VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida while attending Florida State and come back (Active Duty) with VP-24 NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a TACCO and newly minted ENS with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, FASOTRAGRULANT (1976-1979) as a NFO Instructor Detachment NAS Jacksonville, Florida, USS Forrestal (CV-59) (1979-1981) as VP NFO, Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR) Staff (1981-1985) and I retired in 1988 on the Staff of NTC Orlando, Florida. All together not a bad run of 27 years..." [E-Mail Updated 07NOV2013 | E-Mail Updated 05MAY2006 | E-Mail Updated 09NOV99 | E-Mail Updated 13JUN99 | 02FEB99]

BIRD, Leroy L. "Tater" lbird@net-link.net "...I served with VP-28 April 1959 until December 1962. Deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan three times. Was in Crew 10. Also did the Christmas Island tour during the testing. Would like to hear from friends and Shipmates..." [01OCT2000]

BORDEUR, Richard D "...VPB-28 Mr. Richard D Bordeur, 52 Center St, Concord, NH 03303-1640, 603-753-4237..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

BOWERS, ADJ3 Dallas L. bshadow25@centurytel.net "...I served with VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from April 1962 to January 1966..." [05MAY2009]

BRENNESSEL, Marv f14rep@earthlink.net "...Marv Brennessel served in VP-28 from Sept. 1948 thru early 1950 I made the 1949 NAS Agana, Guam deplayment. We left NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in January and much to everyones sorrow returned to Barbers Point . My Brother George served ih her sister squadron in VPB-107 In Brazil and England during WW2 also flying PB4Y2's Marv Brennessel served in VW-1 from January 1960 thru December 62 and Typhoon Karen. Was there for the 70,000 hour accident free ceremonies. I would like to locate a Shipmate from that period ADCs Charles (Chuck) Frederichs. Will answer all email from Shipmates of both squadrons..." [BIO Updated 25APR99 | 18APR99]

BROMPS, LCDR Bob pmd@bendcable.com "...I joind VP-28 in early 1959 and left the squadron in June 1960 just after our return from deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was an ATN3 and flew as second radio and JJ operator with crew 9. I finished my degree in Engineering and received my commission leaving the Navy as a LtCdr. Many very fond memories of VP-28..." [15APR2001]

BROOKS, Fred c/o his daughter Cheryl Obos bncobos96@aol.com "...My father is Fred Brooks. He served in the Korean War from 1948-1952. He was in patrol squadron VP-28, stationed for6 months at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, and 6 months at NAS Agana, Guam per year, I believe..." [20FEB2000]

BROWN, Bill fletchermo@verizon.net "...I served with VP-28 TACCO Crew-3) from August 1963 to January 1966 with trips to NAS Midway Island, Johnston Island, Canton Island, and NAS Agana, Guam. We had great deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NS Sangley Point, Philippines with side trips to NAS Misawa, Japan, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. I have may great memories of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, everyone in Crew-3, and the squadron. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 08DEC2009 | 17MAR2001]

BURGAMY, AE2 Charles T. bosnret@yahoo.com "...I was member of VP-28, Hawaiian Warriors, March 1960 to April 63. Left as AE2. Aircrewman in crews 4 and 1. Great to see all of these names from the past. VP Navy was so unique, memories forever..." [19JUL2007]


CALVERT, AD3 Corlette (Cam) camcalvert@aol.com "...Joined Squadron in January of 1951, served as log yeoman in Maintenance Office in Itami, Japan. Minter was CO. In 1952 I flew as 1st Mech. on PB4Y2's with Crew 8 in Okinawa. Hayes, PC; Van Leuven, Copilot and Winkler, Navigator. Crew was Schiedewind, Tunny, Eastman, Lucas, J.J. Smith, Bolt and Czipo. Received PIV's on our return to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and we deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska in the fall of 1953 where I flew as 1st Mech in Crew 5 with Lt. Carroll for the first part of the tour. Later Ltjg. Holt was our Pilot. "Pappy" Moore was our Plane Captain, and the rest of the crew was: Ropac, Cort, Dillman, Nieto and Brown. Ltjg. Brewster was our Copilot and Ens. Slaughter was navigator. I was discharged in July 1954 out of VC-35 in San Diego. I attended the Reunion in Las Vegas in 1997. Great job by Jim Miller and company. Would sure like to hear from any of my old Shipmates I didn't see in Vegas..." [10FEB99]

Memorial Picture "...CAMP, Bill E...My husband, Bill E. Camp, served with VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1948 and NAS Agana, Guam a couple of times until he returned to NAS North Island, San Diego, Californiad in 1950. He passed away in July 2003 of Alzheimer's Disease. Can remember living in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii until 1951 then being moved to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Ewa when Kaneohe was turned over to the US Marine Corp...Mrs. Camp joa001@msn.com..." [12JUL2004]

CAMPBELL, AMH3 Larry LCCAMPBELL@JUNO.COM "...I was with the squadron from APril 1960 to December 1962. I made two deployments to Japan and down to Christmas Island for the Nuclear tests. My best friend was Tom McHale. Look in your year books. He will be there with the Airframes group. I came aboard the day CDR Campbell took over the squadron. Everyone thought I was CDR Campbell's son. Best to everyone..." [08OCT99]

CAMPBELL, Ronald J. ron.campbell@ual.com "...I was in VP-28 in Hawaii from 1967-the day we decommisioned. I was AE2 in QA and did a great deal of test flying after maintenance. After we shut down VP-28 I ended up in VP-40 still in QA and left the Navy in 1972. When are we all getting together??????? My no. is 707-447-5200..." [12MAR99]

CARR, ATC Syd Retired sydusn@usintouch.com "...Served as NAMTD electronics instructor NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1951-1954 and VP-28 from 1954-1957. Retired in 1960 as ATC. Now living the good life on the Olympic Penisula. Any old Shipmates around?..." [07DEC2002]

CHAFFEE, ATC(CA) Jack E. Retired jechahi@hawaii.rr.com "...I served with VPB-2(OTU) NAS Hutchinson, Kansas in 1945, VP-6 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii - First Navy Patron in the Korean War (we were due to relieve VP-28 on Guam January 7th, 1950 - arrived on the 25th and serviced our aircraft and headed for Johnson AFB, Japan - Navy didn't have an NAS for land based aircraft until NAS Atsugi, Japan later opened and I was on the first aircraft that landed wheels up there! Asked for shore duty after a long and tough tour and got a set of orders to VP-892 in NAS Alameda, California. (Up to this day, when I read the history I thought it was from NAS Glenview, Illinois) arrived with my wife and two kids on 12/21/51 and left again for NS Sangley Point, Philippines on January 2nd, 1952 for another tour in Korea. Fortunately, made chief out there, and remember our two losses well, I believe within about 18 hours of each other. My crew was swinging off the hook in Buckner Bay being serviced by USS Pine Island (AV-12). Finally got my shore duty at NAS Point Mugu, California and at the end of 1955 returned to VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, then to VU-1 (59?) and onto VR-21. Retired in Hawaii in 1964. Would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates and just learned this week that http://www.patron28.org is on the web due to the outstanding effort of Bob Self AT3 and we're having a Reunion in September. Look it up on the website and contact himself to muster in and finish filling out the roster, if you were in VP-28 any time from '53 to '64. ALOHA..." [E-Mail Updated 11DEC2002 | E-Mail Updated 18JUN2002 | 29APR2001]

CHALLGREN, AT2 Gene cgenec@swbell.net "...I served with VP-28 from November 1959 to October 1962. I was an AT and flew as a Radio Operator. We deployed twice to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and also flew down to Christmas Island (Territory of Australia located in the Indian Ocean) for the atomic tests..." [E-Mail Updated 03JAN2010 | Updated 04JAN98]

CHALUT, AVCM Michael Retired chalut@bellsouth.net "...I served with with VP-28 (Hawaiian Warriors) in 1965. We deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines as a Radioman on Crew 6, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with AEWBarRonPac in 1963, VR-21 from 1966 to 1970, and VA-203 / HS-85 / VAQ-209 / VF-202 / VR Wing CM/C / VR-58 from 1970 to 1994..." [E-Mail Updated 18JUL2003 | E-Mail Updated 26MAY99 | 25OCT98]

CHANEY, C. A. clarencechaney@webtv.net "...I served in VP-28 from 1957 thru 1960 as both a groundpounder and as aircrew. We were in the Marshall Islands for operation Hardtack in 1958 and also deployed to Mcas NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1959-60. I would like to hear from any Shipmates of that era, also I would like to know if there are any VP-28 Neptune era Reunions in te works..." [15DEC98]

CIPPERLY, Robert H. (Bob) cipsinevans@earthlink.net "...I served my first flying tour in VP-40 from late 1958 to late 1961 both in NAS North Island, San Diego, California and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. After a tour at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida training pilots in VT-2. I had one year in PG School and joined VP-28 in mid 1964. I left VP-28 in late 1966 to go to Cat & A/G School in NJ. I have been looking for information regarding P. R. (Bob) Hite (VP-40) and Daniel P. (Dan) McHugh from VP-28..." [04SEP2002]

CLARKE, David dclarke50@yahoo.com "...Just surfing along and found my old squadron site VP-28 rig hard gig hard. Joined em in 1964 through 1967. Made deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska, and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was and AX but most friends were ADs Moe, Felix Carrillo, Pink, Brasseaux, and Mike Beatte. I was from Clearwater Florida and stayed in Hawaii for 10 years after the service. I'm a pilot these days and attend flyins around the country. I had the opportunity to go aboard a P-3C which seemed pretty run down from the condition they were in when we got em...since we were just getting rid of the P2's. Anyone know the whereabouts of Bobby Whitcomb AT2? He last lived in California San Diego area I believe..." [E-Mail Updated 05APR2002 | 22MAR2001]

CLEMENTS, JERRELL (CLEM) Vp28@aol.com "...I served in VP-28 from November 1949 to March 1952..."

COGAR, Ken kcogar@inreach.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1951 through 1952. I was the red headed kid in the mail room. Anyone out there remember? Would like to hear from you..." [09JUN2000]

COLLEY, Bob Lpior@aol.com "...Served in VP-28 during the 1950's. Would like to hear from anyone I served with..." [21FEB98]

COLLINS, AEM2 Ed Miles4man@aol.com "...I do remember, Doran, McCloskey and Colley plus other names I noticed on your last Reunion for VP-28. It was 1958 to 1960 time frame, I was at Kwaj, and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. We were home based in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as we all know. I flew Crew 10 for a while and remember the P2vs for sure. Ron Michaud AD3 lives over in Tampa and I have seen him from time to time..." [31OCT2001]

COLLINS, ATC R. L. Retired W6WBY@ISAT.COM "...Greetings from another long time VP crew member. Served in PatWing Four, PatWing Six, VP-61, VP-200, VPB-104, VP-871, VP-19, and VP-28. Retired in 1963 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Would very much appreciate any information to the address of William "Bill" Brown AEC(?) and/or wife Maury. Bill and I were shipmates at NAS Alameda, California while attached to VP Squadrons there. Bill, his wife Maury (Maurie?), and I also worked off-duty at the NAS Alameda, California CPO Club during the latter 1950's. I will value any information allowing me to get in contact with them. Thanks fellows, see you at one Re-Union or another in the future. My Very Best To All From: R.L."Pinky" Collins ATC (Ret), 11-5-97, 3251 W. Simkins Rd. E-Mail w6wby@isat.com, Pahrump, NV 89048..."

CONNELL, Joe jcon101361@comcast.net "...I served with VP-28 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from the end of 1949 thru December 1951. We served throughout the Pacific, including Guam, Japan, Okinawa, Korea, etc. I met lots of nice friends during this tenure and enjoyed my entire time. I crewed on CF9 but when Korea was invaded and my squadron deployed back to Hawaii, I was left behind to form a 3 plane detachment to go to Okinawa. Same thing happened when my squadron was deployed from Itami Japan back to Hawaii. This 3 plane detachment moved to NAS Atsugi, Japan and we remained there to work with the reserve squadron relieving us. I would be glad to converse with anyone there. Enjoyed the Las Vegas Reunion in 1997 immensely. I also served with VP-10 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1955 to 1957. I flew as Plane Captain on HK 4. We deployed to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Would like to hear from Shipmates who remember me..." [E-Mail Updated 23JUN2004 | E-Mail Updated 10DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 08DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 28AUG2000 | BIO Updated 15SEP98 | 14AUG98]

CONNELLY, ADR3 Thomas A. vze57gqr@verizon.net "...I served in VP-28 from August 1964 through August 1967. Flew as Plane Captain on QC3, BUNO: 150515 most of 1967. I also worked in Powerplants. Made two deployments to Canton Island as well as the NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan maint. bunch. in 1966. Will answer any former Shipmates and know the whereabouts of a few other Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 16APR2007 | 03SEP2001]

COOK, AX3(AC) Gary garycook1@cox.net "...I was an aircrewman AX3(AC) in VP-28 from December 1962 to December 1963. I joined the squadron at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan and flew as radio operator and Julie/Jez operator with CDR Walter Rolls crew which included LT Hall (Co-pilot) and LTjg R. A. Steele as Navigator. I served with Vance Rose, a kid from Tennessee and would like to hear from any of the "Hawaiian Warriors" of that era..." [08MAR2002]

COOKE, Jack D. cj66@juno.com "...I served with VP-2 and VP-28. I made the NAS Kodiak, Alaska deployment in 59' or 60' - can't recall which. I was in VP-28 and was detached to be apart of the ground crew during the Christmas Island atomic testing. What a trip that was. I have run across two old Shipmates through this forum (boy they must be old...I was a kid then and I'm OLD now!). Chief R. L. Collins and Chief (E-6 when I knew him) Ernie Grims. I made one an a partial NAS Iwakuni, Japan trip with VP-28 as an AT1. I was a part of the cruise book...where I met Ernie Grim ADR1. After my VP tours I was stationed at Hickham AFB to a research and develop outfit called N.A.P.O.G. Can't tell you what it means...have to killya. I detached myself after 15 years 9 month to become a minister. Best move I ever made. I still remeber the great and not so great men who shaped my young self those few years of my life. AE1 Eck are you out there?...I served with VP-28 based at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (Circa 1962). We deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in November that year.. CDR L. A. Kurz was CO and CDR R. T. Folsom XO. I was an AT1 and part of the Crews Book staff. I recall redrawing the Squadron Logos (the one Axing the sub and the one just below and to the right of it). I drew up Crew patches as well and the guys had them stitched. I got of flight status before we went to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I got trash canned to Pubs and Electronic Material Changes as punishment. The three things that could fail us at ORI was these two and something else - don't remember the third. Go figure. I was banished to a most sensitive job. We were four years behind when I took over. It took me four years to get caught up. Any body remember that November NAS Iwakuni, Japan trip of 1962?..." [BIO Updated 22NOV99 | 04MAY99]

COOMES, Ron echoron2@aol.com "...I joined VP-28 in the Phillipines in 1965 through l968.AX3. Flew on crew 9A, Julie/ecm. Spent some time in material control. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who would like to talk over old times. I will attempt to contact names I recognize. Also, was told by Mike "Sugarbear" Beaty that I was killed in an auto accident 27 yrs. ago. Not so. It was close, I'm back. My compliments on a great site!..." [E-Mail Updated 29MAR2005 | 24FEB98]

CoVAN, CAPTAIN James P. "Jim" Retired jcovan@me.com "...I served with VP-28 (1964-1969) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VR-21 (1972-1974) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VR-54 (1977-1984). I flew P2s, P-3s, C-118s, C-131s and North American T-39 Sabreliner. A few of my deployments included NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska and NS Rota, Spain. My last VP flight was in 1969 and VR flight was in 1983. I retired in 1987 and now live in Wilmington, NC...." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14APR2007 | Updated 08JUL2004 | 03JUN2003]

CRUM, Jeff jcrum@hotmail.com "...I was a member of VP-28 from April 1966 through May 1968. Joined the squadron while deployed in NS Sangley Point, Philippines 1966. Lived in the quanset(sp) hut lovingly refered to as QC69. Assigned at that as a Duty Driver. After returning to Hawaii I moved to the riggers shop, (I was the guy you went to for your flight gear) where I stayed until we returned from NAS Adak, Alaska in 68. I was an AME3 (no ejection seats in P-3's). Would like to hear from anyone from that time period or anyone that knew any of my "Shipmates"..." [25JUL2001]

CYRUS, AT2 Sam sam@mail.biotechintl.com "...I was in VP-28 from October 1961 until March 1964 as AT3 and AT2. Flew in Henis J. Williams Crew one then with Cdr. Riley T. Folsom's crew until I departed. I was on the Christmas Island operation in '62 and on the '62 NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment..." [23MAR2002]


Memorial Picture "...DAVIS, CDR Leslie D. "Stinky"...CDR Leslie D. "Stinky" Davis 1913-2008 who served as CO of VP-4 1954-1955. His 30 year Naval career 1928-1958 was a most colorful journey, duty assignments as a Radioman (RM) were USS Holland (AS-3), USS S-24 (SS-129), USS R-18 (SS-95), USS Jacob Jones (DD-130), USS Ashville (PG-21), NAS Key West, Florida, USS Mississippi (BB-41), USS Dewey (DD-349). In 1938 as RM1C accepted for flight training and reported to NAS Pensacola Class 111E. RM1C "Stinky" Davis (NAP 11-39) awarded his wings Dec. 12, 1938 and reported to VT-2 in the USS Lexington (CV-2) flying TBD Devastators, RMS Bellevue (Radioman School), now an RMC to British Radar School, Ontario, Canada, VJ-5, NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, now LCDR Davis in 1947 reports to FAW NAS Agana, Guam as Ops Officer, then XO VPB-108 / VP-HL-8 / VP-28 MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Deployed 1948-49 to NAS Agana, Guam in PB4Y-2 as Hurricane Hunters, 1950 General Line School, Monterey, CA promoted to Commander. 1951-52 Washington DC as Navy Dept. Budget Control Officer, 1953 Asst. Chief of Staff for Communications to Adm. Beauty Martin ComNavAirForce PacFlt flew F9F-6. 1954 CO VP-4, 1956-57-58 Communications Officer NAS Moffett Field, California flew F8U Crusader...." Contributed by Steve "Andy" Andruszkewicz sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [21AUG2013]

DAVIS, Mike michael.davis6@pss.boeing.com "...I served as an ADJ / 2nd MECH. in VP-22 from 69-70 during the NS Sangley Point, Philippines/Utapao deployment. Bye way of VP-28 decom. The picture is of crew 12 "ALPHA" (B. Bradley, B. Simmonds, C. Evans, B. Nichols, T. Mercier, M. Briggs, M. Leaf, L. Bryant, P. Lindberg, and myself) in front of a fully loaded BUFF in Utapao..." [28APR99]

DELENE, DAVID P. NUMU91A@PRODIGY.COM "...VP-28 from '57 to '60. 2nd Radio, Crew One at Kwaj and 1st Radio, Crew One at Iwakuni. Made the 1958 Australian cruise..." [05JAN98]

DILLS, AT2 Clifford T. cdills@wolfenet.com "...Checked into VP-28 in December of '51, CDR Minter was C.O. LCDR McAfee next C.O. Deployed to Okinawa in June of '52 Flew with Fred Clark in special crew for most of the tour . Returned to Barbers Point Recd new P2-Vs. Deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska Was discharged April 1954..." [E-Mail Updated 04FEB99 | 10NOV97]

DORAN, AEM2 Ronald P. ron479usa@ameritech.net Shipmate Pix...Circa 1956 "...I served with VP-28 from 1956 to 1959. Crash of plane in July was because of trouble with hydraulic elevator? Plane flew into water at end of runway while trying to land, flew with test pilots from Lockheed after as crew member, scary pilots. QC7 LCDR J. F. FOTTRELL Pilot of QC7, I was ECM operator aft of wingbeam with radioman. I may have the Commander's name spelling wrong, will have to dig out all my stuff about VP-28..." [E-Mail Updated 03SEP2002 | E-Mail Updated 22JAN2000 | 29JAN98]

DURANTE, George E. Edurante@aol.com "...Looking for crew members of Mr. Olson's (Ltjg) crew VPB-28. We served mostly in Phillipines and South China Seas during 1944 and 1945..." [18OCT98]

DURBIN, CWO Frank III Retired Fatface@webtv.net "...Served with VP-28, VP-871, VP-91, and VPML-57..." [Updated 28DEC97]


Memorial Picture "...EDDY, Francis Shipmate Pix...Juneau and former longtime Sitka resident Francis Edward Eddy, 84, died peacefully, surrounded by family at his daughter's home in Juneau. He was 84. He was born Dec. 28, 1925, in Chelan, Wash., to Glendon and Jessie Eddy and was raised in the famous apple country of the Wenatchee Valley. A veteran of two wars, he attended Wenatchee High School until his junior year before entering the U.S. Navy. During World War II, he served as an aviation radio man from 1943 to 1946 until returning to school and graduating from Broadway High School in Seattle. In 1950, he returned to active duty in the VP-28 Crew-9 as an aviation radioman on a patrol bomber in the Korean conflict. He was discharged from the Navy in February 1952, and in April, he moved to Sitka. He held numerous jobs around town: at Columbia Lumber and Sitka Janitor Service, before starting work at the Alaska Lumber and Pulp Co. on Nov. 2, 1959, as cut-off sawyer. During his long career at ALP he worked at a number of jobs and eventually retired as Supervisor of the Wood Room. In 1953, he married Florence and raised seven children. He loved fishing, taking his wife and family on camping trips, berry picking, harvesting herring eggs, picnicking, reading, listening to jazz, watching television and writing. He also had a strong interest in sports as an Atlanta Brave fan and Little League coach. After retiring, he received his associate degree from the Sitka Community College. He lived his last days in Juneau by his children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Florence "Flossie" Eddy; brother, Albert "Bud" Conklin; daughter, Shirley Sutton Dreadfulwater; son-in-law, Scott Douglas; granddaughter, Hatty Eddy; and longtime friend and companion, his dog, Bandit. He is survived by his sons, Gary and Bernadette Eddy and Rocky Eddy, of Juneau; daughters, Karen Eddy and William Ambrose, of Fairbanks, Francine Eddy Jones and Laird Jones, Kitty Eddy, of Juneau, and Nancy Douglas, of Sitka; grandchildren, Mitch Wright, Justin Jones, Hayden Eddy (mother Amiee Rinehart), Tammy Eddy, Lindsay Ambrose and Stephen Davis, Leslie Ambrose, Christopher Eddy and family, Erin Hines and family, adopted grandson Don and Diana Wright; and great-granddaughter, Victoria Wright; best friend and companion, his dog, Scooby; and numerous extended family members in Alaska and Washington, including sister-in-law, Irene Roberts and family, sisters, Jessie and Karl Hendrickson, of Mesa, Ariz., Wilma Johnson, of Wenatchee, Wash., and niece, Alberta and Tom Cohen, of Seattle, Wash. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 3. His celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Sitka Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall with graveside services immediately following at the Sitka National Cemetery. Join the family for dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Sitka ANB Hall. Feel free to bring a salad or dessert to share. During this time, family and friends are welcome to share their stories, poems, songs and remarks. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sitka Animal Hospital in his memory. The family may be contacted via Francine Eddy Jones, 9171 Skywood Lane, Juneau, AK 99801..." Contributed by Laird Jones (Son-In-Law) jnujones@gci.net [10FEB2010]

EDDY, Francis feddy@ptialaska.net "...Served as 2 nd radioman, crew 9 at Barbers Pt. and Itami, Japan...."

ENGLEMAN, Tom tengleman@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-28 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1964-1967, VP-31 Det. NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1968-1970, VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California 1971, and VP-50 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1971-1973..." [13JAN2003]

ERWIN, Norma NBERWIN@AOL.COM "...Anyone out there that was in VP-28 in 1960 to 1963? Haven't been back there yet, but we're planning a trip soon. Yes Rosemary, I know I owe you a picture..." [26JUN99]

EVERS, Bob dnbevers@q.com "...I served with VP-28 (AO Flight Crew with QC-8) from 1958 to 1960. I remember returning to the hanger when a F-80 (inverted) hit the Hand Ball Court with one wing then hit the Barracks. It was lucky it was Friday and Barracks was closed for inspection. Anyone recall this mishap?..." [22SEP2009]

EVOCK, Jim jimevock@hotmail.com "..AO2 1140 Hecks Dr. Dauphin Pa 17018 (717) 921-2893 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, Weapons and VP-28 ordnance shop, Barbers Point, HI..." [E-Mail Updated 05JAN2001]


FADNESS, Melvin R. mfadness@concentric.net "...I was attached to VP-2 in January 1959 with P2Vs. After that I was in VP-28 for one year, VP-40 and VP-46 for a couple of years. I was attached to the Royal Air Force and attended the VP air crew training at St. Mawgen, Cornwall England and then was shipped out to RAF Kinloss Scotland for a two year tour on the Nimrods. I retired at NAS Moffett Field, California with a total span of about 22 years with the US Navy. I have met and worked with the best people in the world. I have a few old pictures and would share if anyone wants a copy..." [15FEB99]

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]

FORD, James D.(Jim) scrat@centuryinter.net "...I was a reservist called back for Trumans year in Sept. 1950. I was originally in VA-7A on the Leyte the 1st time. Got to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VP-28 late in Oct. 1950. Went to Itami with them in 50 & 51. I arrived as a S1C AMM, and left as a ADE3 middle of Dec. 1951. Would love to hear from any one who knew me, or anyone who has a roster of names of the period..." [12AUG98]

Memorial Picture "...FOTTRELL, LCDR John...It is with regret that I inform you of the death of LCDR John Fottrell. Lcdr Fottrell was Ops Officer for VP-28 during the 1956 NAS Kodiak, Alaska to 1958 NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands deployments. After retiring from the Navy LCDR Fottrell spent many years as a teacher in the New York School system. He was a mentor to many men who either made a career as a Naval Aviator or Airline pilot...Bob Self bobself@clearsurf.com..." [29FEB2004]


GAYLER, Dale daleg@vistatech.net "...I came on board VP-28 earley January 1952 as AOAN, at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and left as AO2 April 1954. At that time we were still in the PB4Y-2S and deployed to Okinawa that summer. Returning we got new P2V-5 aircraft and trained in them for the next nine months then went to NAS Kodiak, Alaska for the winter. It was a great squadron and I will never forget the guys I flew with during, what they call now, "the forgotten war"..." [02JAN2001]

GILBERT, Buck buckgil@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-28. Any VP-28 "Hawaiian Warriors" out there?..." [22JUL2003]

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]

GRADY, ADJ3 Dennis take5az@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from February 1965 to October 1966 with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan in 1965/1966. I served on "forgotten few" ground crew under Chief Wright. AD's were Colson, Mueller and Edwards. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 28DEC2009 | 26DEC2009]

GRAHAM, LCDR Dennis L. Retired denlingrah@aol.com "...I served with VP-28 (1957-1960), VX-1 (1961-1966), VP-47 (1966-1969), FAESUTRAGRP (1969-1972), FASO U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand (1972-1974), VP-40 (1974-1976), VP-31 (1976-1979) and ComPatWingsPac (1979-1981). My Naval Career included the following rates/ranks: HSAR-AXC, WO1-CWO-3, ENS-LCDR..." [01JUL2014]

GREEN, AE1 Robert rgreen0669@charter.net "...I served with VP-28 (1958 to 1962)..." [23JAN2011]

GRIESMAN, Scott sgriesman@gmail.com "...I served with VP-28 (12/1959-12/1962) with twi deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and lots of time on Johnson and Christmas Island during the tests. I flew about 1100 hours in the P2V-5F..." [15NOV2012]

GRIM, AFCM Ernest L. Retired ernieg@cox-internet.com"...I was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington 1955-1960 with VP-57. Served in VAH-4 from commissioning to Dec. 1958. Made 1 WestPac deployment on board CVA-38..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 31JAN2005]

GRIMSLEY, ARM3 Jack jack524@webtv.net "...I was in VPB-28 from June 1944 until August 1945. I was in crew 3 to begin but when we got to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii I was put in crew 16. I would like to hear from any one that remembers that our plane hit the water near Hong Kong when we got too low making a run. It was real scary but the Lord brought us back to Lingayen Gulf. Best wishes to all..." [10JUN2001]


HADDAWAY, Joseph "Joe" joehaddaway@aol.com "...I served with VP-28 (1956 to 1959), NTPS NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1959 to 1962), VU-5 NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1962 to 1963), VF-162 NAS Miramar (1963 to 1965), NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1965 to 1966), NAS Moffett Field, California (1966 to 1969), NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (1969 to 1970), VP-6 (1972 to 1974), NAESU NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1974 to 1978), VP-17 (1978 to 1980), NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1980 to 1983), NAESU NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1983 to 1985) and then retired 1985. Closed NS Subic Bay, Philippines with NSD in 1992..." [E-Mail Updated 28JUN2008 | E-Mail Updated 01JAN2002 | 30NOV2000]

HAGAN, PR3 Charles W. charleswhagan@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-28 (1951-1954)..." [15MAY2012]

HARDESTY, Bob mbh@inreach.com "...I served with VP-28 (1957). I was the Plane Captain of Crew 8 and on the panel when we crashed at sea due to engine fire (22 JUL 57). We were picked up by the USS Bream (Submarine). The plane took 22 minutes to sink. It was one of Ahearn's best landings. Thanks..." [27JUL2000]

HARMS, ATN3 Herman "Nelson" Jr. brlove@djmusic.ws "...I served in VP-28 between April and September 1965 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii during the squadron transition to P-3A aircraft. I was an aircrew radio operator (ATN3) at that time, and detached early for college. I came across M. Chalut's photo in a cruise book in the library at National Museum of Naval Aviation, but I'm a bit foggy on most of the other details. Most fun flying I've ever had! Would anyone like to have a Reunion of the 65-69 era VP-28 Shipmates? Love to hear from anyone who remembers me..." [07MAR2001]

HARPER, Zade Wr03@aol.com "...Jim Bradler, P. G. Locke, A. J. Tessier, and R. K. Schulz - where are you? I served with VP-28 from 1966 through 1969..." [21JUN99]

HARRELL, AWCS Joe Retired jlh3919@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-28 (1963-1968) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1968-1969) on development of the P-3C, VP-48 (1970-1975) at NAS Moffett Field, California and retired in 1976. Currently living in Palo Alto California..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04JUN2012 | 01SEP2009]

HARTY, Bob bobharty39@msn.com "...Served with VP-28 from October 1958 to September 1960. Was the 1st radioman on crew 6 during the 1960 NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment. Have many fond memories of my days at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [17JAN2002]

HATHAWAY, Art art93212@aol.com "...I served with VP-28 from September 1948 until December 1951. Like to hear from some of my old shipmates out there. Had swell time at the squadron reunion in Las Vegas, see you guys at the next one..." [E-Mail Updated 29AUG99 | 31DEC97]

HERZOG, Gene T. "Pat" PatHerzog007@cs.com [E-Mail Updated 01NOV99 | 27SEP97]

HILDEBRANDT, PR2 David F. vonhilde@aol.com "...I served with VP-28 (1964-1966) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I worked in the Avaitors Equipment Division..." [24DEC2010]

HOODMAN, ATN3 Paul R. paulishood@aol.com "...I served with VP-28 from mid 1957 until June 1959. I was an ATN3 ground pounder and also spent some months with NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii Base Radio (temp duty). Went to NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands as part of operation Hardtack. I have many fond memories of VP-28 and I'll never forget the jet fighter crashing into VP-28 barrack. It was quite an odd feeling knowing that the only things you have was what we were wearing. Praise God only two people died as the results of the crash..." [31JUL2004]

HORNE, Seldon Jay "Chuck" thorne@optidynamic.com "...I served with VP-16, VP-28, VAH-8 and VAH-2. I am looking for Micheal Rafferty, Selfe and Lord from Florida..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 23AUG2006 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 24JAN2000 | 16MAR99]

HOUTKOOPER, ATR2 Wallace J. "Wuzzy" wuzzy@visi.com "...I served with VP-28 from December 1961 to November 1964. I was a member of Crew 6 and deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Midway Island, Johnson, Christmas, and several other stops along the way. It is extreamly enjoyable browsing through the history of VP-28. I still go through the Cruise Books several time a year..." [E-Mail Updated 15AUG2008 | 28MAR2007]

HUBBARD, AM2 Ken kenman-h@worldnet.att.net "...I was in VP-28 in 1949 - 1951. We were based in Agana when the Korea thing started in June '50. In about April of 1951 we were transferred from Barbers to Itami Japan and flew the flare drops over N. Korea. I am especially interested in locating Charles M Roeth, Lon Harris, and Roy Hansen...." [ICQ# 3122340][05MAY99]

HUNT, Wallace R. c/o his daugher Kay Goldstein Toogolds@AOL.com "...My father, Wallace R. Hunt, is looking for men who served with him VPB-28. He is looking for Julius Bogre, Thomas Vernon Callahan, John O'Neill Early, Louis Galino, Charles R. Harding, Robert John Klein, Clarence Arthur Phalen Jr., Robert Lionel Saxton, Jesse Ernest Smith, and John Steve Szabo. Please contact me so I can give him information..." [02FEB99]

HURLBURT, AX3 Thomas F. thom2sea@aol.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1964 to 1966 and flew as Jez operator and sometimes radio operator in crews 1 and 6. Deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1964 and NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1966. Trips to NAS Midway Island, Johnston Is., Taiwan, NAS Agana, Guam. I would like to hear from anyone from that era..." [15AUG2002]


IBERGER, Jacob c/o His Son Greg Iberger giberger@mindspring.com "...My father (Jacob Iberger) flew on a PBM during WWII with VPB-98, VPB-100, and VPB-28. He was in the asiatic pacific theater. His position was as an Aviation Radioman out of or near Guam. I would be interested if any of his old Shipmates..." [26NOV2000]

IMFELD, AZC Harry G. Retired himfeld@iipm.com "...I served with VP-28 (AE1) from July 1965 to July 1967 and retired from VA-22 on May 22, 1976. Some of my best days and friends were in VP-28. I don't know if I can still do the Von Schrader dance!..." [25JUN2011]


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]

JONES, AZCS Dale W. Retired pertchart@aol.com "...I "grew-up" in VP-28 having checked in to THE squadron while it was at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in Nov.'49 as a 17 year old ADAA fresh from boots, Airman "P" and AD "A" schools. I checked out of VP-28 in Feb.'53 as a 21 year old AD1 having completed my high school and first year college GED tests, qualified as Plane Captain, Taxi Pilot and Combat Air Crewman. I flew as Plane Captain for ENS. Ward with Detachment Able in Korea and re-designed the standard squadron patch for use with the detachment. I had some really good duty while in the Navy and after transfer to the Fleet Reserve in Oct.'68 stepped in to a great civilian job. However, I'm firmly convinced that all the good stuff that came later could only have happened because in those "tender years. " I served with and learned from the best officers and crew of any command in the Navy..." [06MAY99]

JUDD, Frank C. Gjudd@blomand.net "...I was in the VP-28 squadron from 1956-1959. I served as sheet metal shop chief, and plane captain for crew 10. Served in operation Hardtack in 1958. We were active in the Marshall islands, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii; NAS Kodiak, Alaska; and NAS Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian islands. Would like to hear from others in the squadron around the same time..." [27MAY2001]

JUNG, AO1 Herbert herb_jung@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-28 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1957 to 1961 and VP-7 (Crews 3, 5, and 12) from 1963 to 1968. I was the Ordinance Shop Supervisor with Denis Kinkade..." [E-Mail Updated 18FEB2008 | 23MAR2000]


KAPPLER, ATN2 John E. jkappler@up.net "...I joined VP-28 in 1966 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a ATN2, Radio, on Crews 4 under LCDR Kerry Mirise and then under CDR Ralph R. Hedges. After discharge in December 1969 I received too much of an education from too many universities and had a career in the big corporate world, started my own business and sold it after nine years and tried to retire until I bought my present business in 2000. For some reason I am finding my thoughts frequently wandering back to the years spent in the Navy and the Shipmates I was so priviledged to serve with as I recall their names and faces from memories going back some 35 years. I'd like to hear from some of you..." [09FEB2004]

KIESEY, AK Roger rkiesey@aol.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1967 to 1969 as a Avaition Storekeeper..." [31MAR2011]

KILLACKEY, Tim traffnet@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-28 at Barbers Point from September 1966 through December 1967 with a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 03NOV2009 | 00XX97]

KLEMAN, SN Charles Paul II b7von@juno.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1962 to 1966 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I was communications office yeoman. I got there right after bootcamp. I was there for deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. My division commander was LT Keys and also my section chief was Chief Reynolds. Looking to communicate with fellow Shipmates during this time period..." [05JUN2004]

KNEE, Charles Wm. Jr. ONAIDH@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-28, from 1952-54, as a combat aircrewman in the P2V2 as a tailgunner. This was a proud time in my life. It was made especially good to find that the Home Base for the squadron was NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. We traveled between NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, Naha, OK., and NAS Kodiak, Alaska, on a routine basis. There were some really great sailors in that squadron and I was proud to have served with them. I was especially proud to have been able to servie in such a distinquished naval squadron. VP-28 has been in my thoughts all these years. I have looked every month in the VFW magazine for a Reunion of VP-28. I am delighted to see that it is finally there. Let me know when and where. My son joined the Navy right out of High School in order to earn enough to pay for his college education. He went right into naval aviation...saying that it was my "stories" about serving with VP-28 that made him choose naval aviation. He was an avionics/third when he left the navy to go to college. He wore my Korean combat aircrew wings while he served..." [07DEC98]

KNEELAND, AT3 Charles C. kneelandct@cox.net "...I served with VP-28 from 1954 to 1956 as AT3 Radioman later with USAF Strategic Air Command as Electronic Warfare Officer. Retired in 1978. Welcome communications from any Hawaiin Warriors of this vintage..." [31MAY2009]

KOENIG, William J. bill.koenig@star293.com "...I served with VP-28 (07/1965-07/1967) in the Avionics Shop. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [14OCT2013]

KRUPSKI, ADJ3 Stanley W. kri66mod@aol.com "... served with VP-28 from 1963 to 1967..." [25FEB2009]


Memorial Picture "...VP History ThumbnailCameraCirca 1940 LARSON, CAPTAIN Robin E...I am sad to report that CAPTAIN Robin E. Larson, USN (retired), passed away on 25 June 2003. CAPTAIN Larson began his naval aviation career as ENSIGN and co-pilot in PBY "Catalina" aircraft with VP-23 at USNS Pearl Harbor, T.H.. He was co-pilot of the second VP-23 aircraft to get airborne in pursuit of the Japanese following their bombing of Pearl Harbor on Sunday morning, 7 December 1941. He served three tours with VP/VPB-23 (1941 to 1945), lastly as Executive Officer. Between 1950 and 1953, he served with VPB-28. In June 1963 CAPTAIN Larson became Commanding Officer of Airborne Early Warning Squadron THIRTEEN (VW-13) of the North Atlantic Barrier Patrol Wing, at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. CAPTAIN Larson was the last Commanding Officer of VW-13; the squadron was decommissioned 30 July 1965. From 1968, until his retirement in 1970, CAPT Larson served as Chief of Staff at BUPERS...McCAUL, AT1(AC) Earles L. Retired elmccaul@q.com..." [PIX Added 27MAR2005 | 04AUG2003]

LARSON, Timothy A. larsond@wyan.org "...I served with VP-28 from August 1964 to January 1967. Some of the best years of my life..." [E-Mail Updated 10SEP2002 | 31DEC98]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...LAUER, LT Ford "J" Jr...(b. 1931 - d. 2012) Lieutenant, USN. Served in VP-28 from 1960 to 1964. Participated in several deployments and the JTF-8 atomic bomb tests. VP-28 was first assignment as a new "Nugget" aviator, and while attached progressed from copilot to pilot to aircraft commander. Also served various ground duties, including line division officer..." Contributed by Ford J Lauer III fordlauer@aol.com [03JUN2012]

LEMKE, AO2 Al al02@centurytel.net "...I came to VP-28 as an airman, made AO3 in August 1996 and AO2 in 1967. I was in VP-28 from July 1966 until the squadron went to NAS Adak, Alaska. Then I went to VP-22 until discharged October 1969 (18150 Old Springtown Rd, Gentry Ar 72734)..." [E-Mail Updated 22JUN2008 | E-Mail Updated 09AUG2005 | E-Mail Updated 28APR2000 | BIO Updated 02JUL99 | 28JUN99]

LEWIS, CDR Jack Retired [Phone Number: (360)897-6265] "...VP-49 as Safety Officer and PPC of Woodpecker Two from 1961 to 1963. Many slow hours between NAS Bermuda and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Reward for positive Soviet Foxtrot in Cuban quarantine was 3 yr tour at FAETULANT, NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Then Maintenance off., VP-28, 66-68, ALSEAFRON air ops, NAS Kodiak, Alaska baseops, VIP pilot NAF Washington, D.C. and retirement on 21 in 1974. Enjoyed next 16 yrs barnstorming around western states in a travel trailer, working seasonal pilot/mech jobs at resorts. Now happily settled in Wa. state, always happy to hear from old friends..." [Phone Number Replaced E-Mail 19DEC2004 | E-Mail Updated 12NOV2000 | 21JUN2000]

LEWIS, AE2 John jlewis2744@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1967 to September 1969. Made the last half of the NAS Adak, Alaska deployment and all of the NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment in 1969. Would like to hear from others with whom I served. Tim Griffith please email me. I am living in Mobile, Alabama and retired from the US Army in 1988 as a First Sergeant (E-8). I attend the VP-28 Reunions each year. Info can be obtained by going to http://www.patron28.org...." [12SEP2007]

Memorial Picture "...LIGHTBODY, ATCS Robert "Bob"...ATCS Bob Lightbody (Retired) passed away on 03-28-14 in Olympia, WA. He will be buried with military honors at Tahoma National Cemetary, Kent, WA. Bob served 24 years in the Navy serving with VP-17, VP-28, VP-47 and VP-50..." Contributed by SELF, AT Bob robertgself@comcast.net [03APR2014]

LIGHTBODY, ROBERT rlight@whidbey.net "...WAS IN VP-17, VP-28, VP-50, AND VP-47 DURING NAVAL CAREER. RECOGNIZED SEVERAL NAMES WITH FOND MEMORIES OF DAYS LONG GONE--WILL PERSUE WITH VIGOR..." [03JAN98]

LINDBERG, Peter plindberg@surfnetusa.com "...ATN2, Crews 6 and 7, Hawaii during all of 1968, lots of Midway dets, Naha/ NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam deployment 1969. Would like to hear from fellow crewmembers Art Cole, Bill Major, Gene Tierney, Bud Scherer, Tim Griffith, Ron Key (FE), Larry Smith (Smitty), and David A. Hughes, FE extraordinairre..." [Updated 13JAN98]

LOCKE, Philip philocke@rainbowtel.net "...I served in VP-28 from 1966 to 1969 as an AO. I arrived as an AOAN and left as a AO2 I was a crew member of crew 12 (The Dirty Dozen) and later Crew 2 (run with the dogs at night fly with the eagles by day). Made the deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska and later the deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Would like to hear from any of the guys..." [04JAN2001]

LUCE, AO3 Michael G. mluce4@msn.com "...I served from 1967-71 in VP-28 and in VP-6. I am trying to find any of my crewmates. Crew 8 VP-28 or Crew 10 VP-6. Boobs, G.D., Banville, are you guys out there? Anyone still alive from the Odanance shops? I was shocked to find out that NAS Adak, Alaska, and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii have both been decommissioned. I wonder If Bar V.O. is still there in NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan? I retired from teaching and I am now working in the Seattle area teaching teachers. Drop me a line. I am full of "What ever happened" questions and the "Battle of the Airmans Club stories...I was in crew 10 of VP-6 October 1969 to December of 1970. I am looking for any of my squadron that made the deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I was an AO-3 whose birthday party and getting out party turned into the "battle of the Airmans Club." The Capt. let me go home and I think that Curt 'Gurdy' Armstrong was the only one that got busted. VP-6 was of course banned from the air force facilities at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. It was a great party and a better fight. Drop me a line guys..." [E-Mail Updated 27OCT2012 | BIO Updated 30MAY2001 | 23MAY2001]

LUKE, AXC Jimmie Earl Retired jimluke38@peoplepc.com "...I served with VP-24 NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1965 to 1966. I was an AX1 flying as First Tech and MSR Operator on Crew 8 (LR-8). Our PPC was CDR Haley, Co-Pilot LT Wolf, NAV LT(jg) Tims, TACCO LT Gary Rinn and our Plane Captain was ADR1 Bosworth. I would like to hear from anyone that was in VP-24 during that time period. It was a good part of my Navy career. I served with VP-28 from 1967 to 1969. I was Chief on Check Crew then AV/Weps Division until I went back to NAS Millington, Tennessee. I made the Okinawa deplowment in 1968. I retired in 1979 as an AXC..." [BIO Updated 29NOV2007 | E-Mail Updated 23DEC2006 | 22JUN2001]

LUKE, AZ2 Joe jml@bonipak.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1965 to 1968 in Tech Pubs or QC. Those were four of the best years of my life. We "giged hard" and knew how to "Tap Dance" If you where there at the time you know what I mean..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 21MAY2010 | 07JUN2000]


MAGERS, AB3 Richard E. oldarmycsm@netzero.net "...I served with VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1957 to 1958. I deployed with advance party to NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands with Task Force 7.2. Promotions were slooooow for non technical types so I decided to get out and joined the Army three weeks later. Twenty seven years later retired as a Command Sergeant Major (E-9). I spent Army time as a Drill Sergeant and Infantryman with three tours in Vietnam. Proud that at functions were the Service Songs/Hymns are played I can stand twice. B.F. Snyder, TMC was Ground Crew Chief..." [E-Mail Updated 04JAN2011 | 11FEB2010]

MARTIN, Dan W. DotDan8@webtv.net "...I joined VP-28 October 1956 as co-pilt/navigator with PPC LT Hugh Sheffield Crew 6 upon the squadrons return from NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Later with LT Dan Terry's Crew 11 and finally with LT Dan Page at Kwajalein. LTjg Larry Poppa and I flew to Johnston Island to pick up an Admiral. Larry's approach was low and I told him to add power. We bounced onto the 4500 ft runway, picked up the Admiral after I climbed into the pilot seat, and taxied back to the runway's end, where the Admiral clearly saw wheel tracks from surf's edge..." [26NOV2001]

MARTIN, ADR2 John W. "Marty" skpmrtn@msn.com "...I served with VP-28 with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and Christmas Island in the Central Pacific Ocean for Nuclear Weapons Testing in 1963. I left the Navy in 1964, enlisted in the US Air Force in 1970 and retired in 1993 as a Chief Master Sergeant (E-9). I remember Shipmates Strider, Spivey, Tessier and Cannon. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [01OCT2012]

MASSIE, Craig F. mtmassie@mail.hot1.net "...I was assigned to VP-28 in May 1967 and served in the squadron until it was decommisioned in October 1969. During that time VP-28 went on deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAF Naha Okinawa with detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I have many fond memories of my time in VP-28 and all my Shipmates. Those were fun times and hard times. I remained in aviation after I left the service and ironically now am working with a defense contractor with contracts to modify P-3 aircraft..." [22AUG99]

MASTBROOK, AL3/AT3 C. W. "Jack" jmastbrook@socal.rr.com "...I was in VP-28 from Jan 15 1952 to Sept 1954. Flew 2nd radio and APS-15 radar on CF-9. Bob Hurney was my first radioman. I went to AT school for 9 months and rejoined the squadron in NAS Kodiak, Alaska. We were the crew that got shot up by MIG-15's off of Shanghai.(CF-9) We also flew some of the top Secret flights in Alaska. (CF-2) I value my experience with VP-28. It taught me a lot. (some of you will even say I needed some teaching. Ha!) Get in touch if you remember me!..." [E-Mail Updated 13JUN2005 | 04MAY98]

MATTICKS-MILLER, James W. Brazosjim@msn.com "...Names I haven't seen nor heard in nearly 30 years! Can it be so long..already! This site is terrific and am extremely happy to find it. Joined VP-28 as a AOAN in Aug of '69 and watched on as she was put to rest in Oct.,just three months later during decom. ceremony. Afterwards I was "hired" by VP-22, only a few steps across the hangar floor, as it were. They put me where they thought I couldn't hurt anyone, crew #10 as it turned out. Boy, if they only knew!! I stayed in that #10 crew thru August of '72, when I was discharged. Boy Howdy...it sure was a 3 year run at full gallop, boys. I'd like to thank y'all for one of the most excitin' times of my 50 years of existing in this world! Oh yeah, I'd like to thank the flight crew that saved my sorry behonkis durin'the "QA-4 Bailout..errr..ditchin'..errr..emergency landing at good ol' Miyako Jima, the dot in the South China Sea. Yes boys, it was I who with 7 days left in this man's Navy felt the odds at the time favored bailout. After all... floating in a chute seemed preferable at the time to tryin' to ditch with #2 burnin' and 1,3&4 turnin'!! Fortunately, a newbie named of MAXWELL was sittin' in the right seat, and he said somethin' to the effect of,"Miyako Jima's around here, ain' it?" Sure enough, it was. Later, I had the honor of unloadin the "smokes,bouys,charges and anything else that we could take out, just so I could be an observer on the 3 engine ferry flight out of that diamond in the sea, back to good ol' NAHA. Right where it all began. As HOMER would say, DOH!..." [14MAR2001]

MAULER, AD2 Richard Dale jamauler@gtmc.net "...I served with VP-28 (1953-1955) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I flew (Crew-3 BUNO: 131429) with Bud Nelson (Crew Chief). I transfered to VP-17 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and then FASRON-112 where I was discharged from the Navy (05/1956)..." [05APR2013]

McCABE, AO2 Bill billval@gilanet.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1956 to 1957. I flew with Crew 8. We deployed to Fairbanks and NAS Adak, Alaska in 1956. I was aboard CF-8, which ditched at sea, in 1957 (SEE: VP-28 July 22nd, 1957 Mishap)..." [15MAY2007]

McCLAURY, AX3 Sheldon H. mcclaury@msn.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1964 to 1966..." [10SEP2009]

McCOSKEY, Charles PUMPERTWO@AOL.COM "...Joined VP-28 "Hawaiian Warriors" in '56 when they were in NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Flew the P2V-5F's then. Spent most of my tour at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Deployed to Kwajalein Atoll in '58 for "Operation Hardtack" atom bomb tests. I was an AE2. Left the squadron in July '59..." [00XXX97]

McCOY, LDO Chuck "Mac" Retired see.mccoy@gmail.com "...I served with VP-46, VP-48, VP-31, VP-28, VP-7 and VP-45. I was AT/AX Crewmember for most of my VP time. Later made WO and then LDO. Would dearly love to Locate ADC Gary Borjeson, AMC T.C. Deeny, CWO Jerry Cooper, LCDR Jim White and others who were in VP-31 from the time it moved to NAS Moffett Field, California in about 1964 to around 1968..." [E-Mail Updated 18APR2014 | E-Mail Updated 19MAY2002 | 04JUN2000]

McLAIN, AOC Bobbye R. Retired bobbyemc@yahoo.con "...I served with VP-28 from May 1956 to November 1960. I was an AO2 in Crews 8, 3, and 2. Retired in 1976 as an AOC. I have a very good memory of my years in VP-28. Looking forward to hearing from all former Shipmates..." [16MAR2001]

MEDFORD, Gerald geraldmedford@cmhservices.net "...I served with VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California in May 1968 while attending "C" school. I then went to VP-28 "Hawaiian Warriors" NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and was assigned to the airframes shop. We did one deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan before being disestablished in November 1969. I was sent to VP-9 "Golden Eagles" in NAS Moffett Field, California. I made a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska in 1970 and spent most of that time in NAS Agana, Guam. I got out of the Navy in May 1971. I would like to hear from my ole VP Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 30APR2004 | 19APR2001]

MEIER, CAPTAIN Myron D. "Mike" Retired myrondmeier@embarqmail.com "...VP-28 was my first and only VP squadron. The three years assigned to VP-28 were the basis of a 25 year Navy career. The VP-28 experience of deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands provided me the confidence to rise to the rank of Captain. Those years between 1957 to 1960 were some of the best of my 25 year career..." [17MAR2010]

MELTON, AMH1 MELVIN KJZ@MYHOME.NET "...VX 1 1960 TO 63 P/C P2V7S , F/e P-3A, 148885.VP-28 1963 TO LATE 67 F-E P-3A 151395. a href="nassangley.html"> NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM FELLOW SQDN MEMBERS.Reunion..." [04OCT98]

MERRITT, Herb c/o His Wife Barbara Merritt bmerritt350@mac.com "...My husband served on the crew of PBM VP-28 in the Philippines from January through August 1945. I am interested in learning the names of those in the picture of his crew receiving the DFC at Pearl Harbor on August 29th, 1945. I am writing a narrative of Herb's war story, based on his diaries and letters. He has listed the names of his crew mates on the baclk of the group picture, but not which one is who. He was a crew member of plane three, whose captain was named Hermanson. They flew out of Linguyan Gulf mainly..." [06JAN2001]

MEYER, Stephen L. SLMeyer@aol.com "...I was an ATN2 Radioman in VP-28 Flight Crew 1. Joined VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in May 1965 after transferring from AEWBarRonPac at the same location. Our crew was among the first three planes and crews to deploy to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in October 1965. I served with the squadron until time for separation from the Navy in May 1966. Great memories from that deployment with R&R in Japan, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, Bankok, and Hong Kong. Remember the beer in the PI? Painted label San Miguel? I'll never forget! I think I had diarrhea for seven months..." [15JUN2000]

MINCZER, Paul "Motor Mincy" minz@hawaiiantel.net "...I served with VP-28 (Radio/ECM) from April 1962 to 1966. I flew with several crews (QC-1, 2, 10 and others. I left VP-28 while deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1966 after 4 month extension to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I was discharged in Honolulu in 1966. I visited NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAF Misawa, Japan, NAS Agana, Guam, Wake, New Zeland, Australia, NAS Midway Island, Canton Is., Johnson Is in Operation Domini Nuke tests. Quit flying 1965 (TDY) Tx to Line Crew and NS Sangley Point, Philippines (TDY) Comm. Nicknamed "Motor Mincy" By Cheif Kramer Plane Capt..." [28SEP2009]

MILLER, James C. Sr. Patron28@aol.com "...Joined VP-28 in 1948..."

MIRISE, CAPTAIN Kerry W. Retired kwmirise16@hotmail.com "...member of AOC class 42-55, the last one to go all the way through basic training in the SNJ! After earning my wings at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas, I served with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1957-60 flying a P2V-5F. NAS Kodiak, Alaska deployment as PPC crew 9. Joined VP-31 as plank-owner flight instructor in 1960-63. Back to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with VP-28, 1966-68, as Asst OPS officer and PPC of crew 4. After transitioning to the P-3 with VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, joined VP-16 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida as CDR Jim Wetzel's XO in April 1972. I then had a delightful tour as CO of the Eagles, thanks to a wonderful complement of officers led by my XO, Ron Castle, and a simply superb squadron of crewmembers and "groundpounders". The E awards won by the Eagles are a testament to their professional skills and dedication to excellence. Served as CO, Navy Recruiting District Philadelphia, 1973-76, then went to London to join CINCUSNAVEUR Staff as a logistic planner, then to Stuttgart, Germany in 1980 as Chief, Logistics Plans Branch, HQ, USEUCOM. I joined the Naval War College faculty after 4 years in Germany and taught logistics until retiring in July, 1986..." [12AUG2003]

MOEHLE, Ivan "Ike" imoehle@compuserve.com "...PBM pilot in VPB-28 in 1944-45. Interested in locating other squadron members particularly with view to increasing attendance at annual Mariner-Marlin reunion..."

MOELLER, ADJ2 Jerry jerrym@icsofidaho.net "...I served with VP-28 (05/1963-06/1966) arriving in NAS Iwakuni, Japan when squadron were flying P2V-7's with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan..." [20JUL2011]

MORGAN, Leslie c/o his family johnfan@earthink.net "...Leslie Morgan (now deceased) proudly served with FASRON-66, VP-28, and VP-871. His family is very proud of his time as a top turrett gunner during the Korean Conflict..." [E-Mail Updated 16FEB2002 | E-Mail Updated 04FEB2002 | E-Mail Updated 29SEP2000 | 06AUG99]

MOSKOWITZ, Gary steelydanman@verizon.net "...30 years ago I left NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii after serving with VP-28 for 3 years. It was a sad day and I think about those days alot, wishing I could revisit the past. Today, for some reason, I thought I would go online to see if there was any informatio on VP-28. Wow! I'm back in time. What a great connection. I was a crew member in Crew 4 and then Crew 1. I operated Jez/Julie and somtimes CDR Mirise (sp) let me sit in the right seat! Thanks CDR. Flew in QC-1 QC-1 BUNO: 151395, QC-2 BUNO: 150514 and QC-4 BUNO: 150519. Deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska, flaps to NAS Midway Island, Quadj, and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I had a Red Karmen Ghia convertible, Circa 1962 and lived in Waipahu. I see so many faces but not many names. Remember a Shipmate "Jaws". Would love to see or communicate with anyone from that squadron from that time period. Regards and best wishes to all..." [E-Mail Updated 17AUG2005 | 20SEP98]

Memorial Picture "...NELSON, Alfred "Bud"...Anyone who flew with VP-28 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Iwakuni, Japan in the 1954-1955 era - I am sad to report that Alfred "Bud" Nelson died about a year ago in the Seattle area. One of the Navy's better pilots and a gentleman, without the piece of paper from the Congress (Signed) Bob Self robertgself@comcast.net..." [06MAR2000]

NELSON, Walter L. nnelson2@swbell.net "...My first squadron was VP-28 in 1959 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. In those days we flew P2V-5F's and deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. My first deployment was as 2nd radio on crew 5 with Robert E. Lightbody AT2 as first radio. The second deployment was with crew 6 as first radio. I did a lot of motorcycle racing while in Japan at Iwakuni. I left VP-28 as an ATN3 at the end of our NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment in 1962 for VT-31 NAAS Corpus Christi, Texas. Specifically looking for running buddies such as Jesse F. Knight AE3, Macon, Ga., Johnny W. Parkerson AE3, Wills Point, Tx, and Robert M. Mark AT2, Aurora, Co..." [30DEC2001]


O'HALLORAN, Frank "Skip" www.joeyboxer3@msn.com "...I served in VP-28 from 1966 to 1969 in 220 shop and QC. I also served in VP-66 from 1982 to 1999 as a FE..." [17JAN2006]

OHLRICH, AD1 Tom thomas_ohlrich@msn.com "...I served as a Jet Engine Mech / Shop Supervisor AIMD, NAS Moffett Field, California from 1965 to 1969. Went to VP-28 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from March 1969 to disestablishment after return from Okinawa. Served with VP-22 from 1969 to 1971 in P/P, QA, and as 2nd Mech. Instructor at NAMTD 1012 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1971 to 1976. Served with VP-40 as P/P Supervisor, Maint. Control, Flight Engineer. Retired May 1980. (Had 4 years Air Force, prior) Last job held, was as a Telecommunication Technician. Tore knee up, had total knee replaced 2000. Now on permanent disability. Living in Elk Grove, Ca. (15 miles from Capital, Sacramento. Would like to hear from anybody that remembers me..." [01AUG2004]

Memorial Picture "...OLSON, CDR Dennis A...My Father, CDR Dennis A. Olson, USNR, retired after 23 years active duty and flew the P2V-3,4,5 & 7s with VP-28 roughly 1957-1960 time frame out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Dad passed away in Walnut Creek, CA 27 Nov 08. I was born at Tripler Army Hospital while Dad was with VP-28. Dad is survived by his wife Sharon, of 52 years marriage & 3 sons & 5 grandchildren. SGT Edward A. Olson, Monterey PD cowboyed@garlic.com..." [16DEC2008]

O'MEARA, William P. (Pat) Finieous2@earthlink.net "...I was stationed at MCAS NAS Iwakuni, Japan as a Radiomen with FAW-6 from May 1961 to May 1963. I often flew with VP-28 as a voluntary radio operator, that is until the old man found out about it. Would like to know where any of the men from FAW-6 are right now. Lost track of some of my good friends, Jack Minton, Jerry Penick, Festus J. Walters, Joe Simple, Plete, red haired Pete, and many others whos names escape me after almost 40 years. If Lt. Newell is out there, thanks for your leadership during the trying times of the Cuban Missile Crisis..." [E-Mail Updated 21JUN2003 | 12MAY2000]


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]

PERRETT, AT2 F. Leon Jr. "Preach" k4gcr@surfsouth.com "...Served with VP-9, NAS Alameda, California, from late 1957 thru mid 1958. Transfered to VP-28 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in Mid 1958 thru December 1960. Looking for any one during this time to contact. Handle was "Preach". Hope there are old friends still out there!..." [07FEB2001]

PINT, Richard "Dick" pintsplace@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1965 to 1968. I flew as a Ordinceman Aircrewman. We deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Japan and Australia. It was fun. Would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 08JAN2006 | 07SEP2005]

PITTS, Roger rogerpitts@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-28 in 1952 and in FASRON-117 later the same year. Just wanted to see if I could get in contact with any one from that time..." [BIO Updated 19APR2003 | 02MAY99]

POTORENSKI, PR2 Thomas tomski@cableone.net "...Served with VP-28 as a PR3-2 from 1958-1959..." [17APR2003]


RAFFERTY, Mike (Ruggles) mfrafferty@aol.com "...VP-28 Hawaiian Warriors. I served as an AE-2 from 1956 through 1958,then transferred to VAH 8 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington & tour -Cubi Pt. Phillipines, & shipboard on CVA 's Midway & Ticonderoga. Would like to hear from old Shipmates, especially Pogo, Horne, & John Garret H. Ruggles..." [09NOV98]

RAITHEL, CAPTAIN Al Jr Retired Araitheljr@aol.com "...A Naval Aviator,I trained in ATU-10/ATU-501 (PBM), FAETULANT (PBY/R4D), VP-23 (P2V-7), VP-31 (SP2H/P3A/P3B), and served as a Patrol Plane Commander in VP-45 [PBM and P5M-1](53-56), VX-6 [P2V-7 Ski](56-57), VP28 [SP2H and P-3A] (63-66), and served as XO/CO VP-47 [P-3B] (68-70). Served in ASW System Projects Office [Nav Mat PM-4](66-68) as Patrol Aircraft Plans Engineer during development of the P-3C..." [22FEB2000]

RALPH, Dennis dwralph@webtv.net "...I was in VP-31, VP-28, VP-47, and VP-50, from 1968 thru 1971..." [12OCT98]

REED, Larry lcreed@pacbell.net "...I served with VP-28 Crew 6 Jez from April 1966 through August 1967. I would like to locate the crew during that period of time. F.E.: Dave Hughs, Julie: Richard Rude, Radar/Mad: Toni Land, Radio: Glen Graham, TACCO: Rob Cordrey works at Lockheed/Sunnyvale also (we talk often), Pilots: LCDR Lewis and Lt.Reese, and Lt. Tryon no longer alive. Any other crew members missed. ORD.?, Mech.? Any other VP-28'ers from late 1965 to late 1967 and Crew 4 (1966) can also contact me. I was also in AEWBarRonPac as an ATW (scope dope) prior to VP-28..." [03JUN2000]

REED, ATC P. A. Retired par@psyber.com "...VP-28 First Radio in CF-7, 53-54, Left the plane in a snowbank at Shema, anybody from that era I would appreciate a call..." [27FEB98]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...ROBERSON, AOC Felix James...VP-4 (1967-1970), VP-16 (1958), VP-28 and VP-30 - Felix James Roberson (Chief Robie) went to be with his Heavenly Father at the age of 77, on March 16, 2009. Robie was born August 29, 1931 in Wichita Falls, TX. He joined the Navy in 1951 and served for 20 years retiring as a Navy Chief. He served the Army for 15 years as a small arms repairman. He enjoyed bowling, muzzleloading and was an excellent pen craftsman. He attended numerous crafts shows with his wife around South Texas. He is preceded in death by his son Jamie Roberson, his parents Francis and Samuel Roberson, sister Frances Haney and nephew Kenny Whitaker. He is survived by his wife Anne of 44 years, daughters, Sandra Cook, Kim Rodriguez (husband Raul), Jane Mendoza (husband Mike), son John Roberson (FiancÚ Mary), sister Donna Whitaker (husband Bill), ten grandchildren; Daniel, Ryan, Amanda, Fritz, Eric, Kayla, Evan, Ian, Matthew, and Corbin, 9 great grandchildren, nieces; Diane, Linda, and Karen, nephews; Michael, David, Jeffery, Billy and Steven. He was interred at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. A guest book is available at http://obit.memorialobituaries.com/wrapper_gb.php?id=649014&clientid=missionparks&listing=Found..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [16AUG2011]

ROBERSON, Felix J. Shipmate Pix CHIEFROBIE@aol.com "...Before I went to VP-16 in 1958 I was in a fighter training squadron in Corpus Christi. Before that I was in Fighter Squadron 52 on the west coast. During that time I was on the Boxer, Wasp and Lexington. After five glourious years in VP-16 I went up to VP-30 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. There I met and married my Dear wife Anne. We went to Hawaii in 1965 and I was in VP-28 and then in VP-4. I retired in 1970 and went to Gunsmith School in Denver Co. I came home to San Antonio in 1972, ran a civilian gun shop for about 7 years and then went to work as the Army gunsmith at Fort Sam Houston for 15 years. I retired from there in 1994 and am now a what we call a Pen Turner. I make pens, pencils etc. from deer antler, wood and acrylics and go to craft shows. I would like to hear from any of my Shipmates that are still around. Felix J. "ROBIE' Roberson, 7507 Sweet Valley, San Antonio, Texas 78242 Phone: (210)623-1328, Fax: (210)623-8917, or E-Mail..." [BIO Updated 20SEP98 | 19SEP98]

ROBERSON, AWC Harold "Robby" Retired jrobby@live.com "...I served with VP-40 (1955-1957), VP-28 (1958-1961), VP-7 (1963-1968), VP-23 (1968-1971) and retired in 1971. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 20JUL2011 | E-Mail Updated 25SEP2000 | 20OCT97]

ROETH, AM2 Chuck cmroeth@dmi.net "...I joined VP-28 in Oct. of 1949 and left in April of 1952. The squadron was sent to Agana, Guam in the spring of 1950 and of course the Korean war started in June of that year. Some of me presonnel in the Metal Shop at the time were: Beedock, AMC, "Muddy" Waters, AMC, J.W. Williams, AM1, Jim Ellrott, Roy Hansen, Ken Hubbard, and others. I became part of Crew 12 sometime in 1951 and took part in some of the flare hops over Korea and weather patrols up near Vladivistok. LCDR Ed Frankawicz was sthe pilot, Chief White was the plane captain, Krause was 1st mech. and I believe that Reg Harpenau was a radar operator. Best regards to all..." [12NOV98]

ROSAS, Louis rosas@mindspring.com "...I served in VP-22 from 1951 to late 1952 or early '53. CO was "Wild Bill" Godwin. Was transferred to VP-28 when they traded in the PB4Y2 for the P2-V. Skipper at the time was Cdr Mark V. Montgomery. Returned to NAS San Diego and served in FASRON 110 till discharge in '54. Joined the Army retired as CW4 after flying in Vietnam. Would like to hear from any shipmates and would like to get a VP-22 "Slobbering Goose" patch if anyone has one they'll part with..." [09FEB98]

ROSS, Larry lross@djis.net "...I was privileged to be assigned to VP-28 from 1965 to 1967 as an ADJ-3 flying with several crews but mainly Crew Nine. The PPC was CDR Al Raithel and FE M. E. "KC" Bardsley. Alot of fond memories for an 18 year old. I would love to hear from anyone aquainted with those years..." [13NOV99]


Memorial Picture "...SANDIFORD, AMM1 Brendan...My Father, Brendan AMM1 Sandiford, passed away 1985. Dad served with VPB-28 (1944-1945) and flew as a FE withn Crew-13. He received the DFC along with 5 Air Medals. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." Contributed by John Sandiford jsandiford@rcn.com [18JAN2011]

SAUNDERS, Richard (Dick) rsaunders3@aol.com "...I was lucky to serve as a pilot in three VP squadrons. VP-28 (P2V-5F) from December 1956 to June 1960, VP-31 (SP2H and SP2E) from June 1960 to February 1963, and VP-46 (P-3A) From February 1963 to July 1965. Would like to hear from Shipmates..." [05JUL2000]

SCHNEIDEWIND, AMM1 N. A. Retired Schneidmom@AOL.com "...A few squadrons I served in as Plane Captain and "second mech" VP-41, NAS Kodiak, Alaska, Beach Crew 1941, VP-23. Ford Island, Oahu 1942, PATSU 1-1 supporting VP-12, 1st "Black Cat" squadron, Guadalcanal, 1942-43, VPB-44, Green Island, 1943-45, VP-28 Itami, Japan NAHA, Okinawa, 1951-53, HTU-1 NAAS Ellyson Field, Florida 1953-55 VR-1 "Zebra" Division, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1955-58 VW-11 NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada 1958-59..." [12JUN99]

SEGAL, Ron (Bugsy) greysrst@msn.com "...I served with VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from August 1969 to destablishment in September 1970 and VP-4 from October 1970 to April 1972. Made the deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska 1970 (landed Thanksgiving along with the 1st, but not last, snow that winter)and NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1971 (what a time!). We set a record for most flight hours in a 30 day period! Most of the crews "averaged" 140 hours the first month we were there! I flew with Crew 6 (LCDR "Black Bart" Bartolini), Crew 11 (LT Woodard), and Crew 3 (LCDR Messegee-one of the best). Anyone hear about the "customized" P-3s we sent to PAR from NAS Adak, Alaska? I'd enjoy hearing from old Shipmates..." [04FEB2003]

SELF, AT Bob robertgself@comcast.net "...I was enlisted from March 1953 to March 1957 and was at AT A School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee from September 1953 to June 1954. Was in VP-28 from July 1954 to March 1957. Flew in crew ONE at NAS Iwakuni, Japan with CDR Jack Hinman, PPC and CO, LTjg Dan Hobson, Co-pilot, AD1 Buggsy Baer, Crew Chief, AT3 Jim Bachand, Radar, Ens. Chave, Navigator, AL1 Bill Plunket, 1st Radio, AO1 HAP Parke and AO1 Vaughn. I was 2nd radio and ECM. We flew the P2V-5's then. In 1956 we deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and flew in P2V-5F's. In crew 12 I flew with LT Sam Marshall, Pilot, LTjg Chuck Prindle, Co-pilot, AD2 Sam Robey, Crew Chief, AM3 Sharon, 2nd mech., AE3 Fritz Murdock, Radar, AT3 Dave Senecal, Radar, and I (AT3) was 1st Radio and ECM. Made many friends for life and still remember many good and bad flights. When I try to explain some of those situations to others, they don't have a clue -- guess you had to have been there to appriciate the dedication..." [E-Mail Updated 04MAY2006 | E-Mail Updated 11SEP2002 | E-Mail Updated 02FEB2002 | E-Mail Updated 22JUL2001 | E-Mail Updated 06MAR2000 | 05AUG99]

SETCHFIELD, AMCS Glenn Retired seabat60@yahoo.com "...Joined VP-6 from VW-1 just before the 1953/1954 NAS Agana, Guam / NS Sangley Point, Philippines deployment as an AM1 Worked mostly night check as POIC. Flew some with Scott Carpenter's crew. When I left VP-6, I went toVP-4 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Six months there, then 2 years NAS Memphis, Tennessee before close to 8 years in heavy attack, A3s as an enlisted BN. Then to VP-28 as a Flight Engineer. Finished my Navy career at EISO/MEAD mostly on the road out of NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [E-Mail Updated 02AUG2009 | 20AUG2004]

Memorial Picture "...SHEW, PR3 Bill "Willie"...My brother, Bill "Willie" Shew, passed away August 2006. Willie served with VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1960-1961), PR "A" School at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey and VP-2 (1963-1965) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska..." Contributed by Bobby L. Shew blshew@cox.net [06JUN2012]

SHEW, Billy D. "Willie" dadjet44@AOl.com "...I was in VP-28 out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1960 to 1961. Went to Lakehurst, NJ for Parachute Riggers school. Ordered to VP-2 in 1963. Spent the next two years at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and deployed twice to NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Was in NAS Kodiak, Alaska for the big earthquake in 65, what a rush. Finally got back to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and back to the Land of Oz..." [09NOV2001]

SHEALY, AMS3 Harry hgshealy@intop.net "...I was assigned to VP-28 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from May 1967 to November of 1969 when the squadron was decomissioned. While in VP-28 we were in NAS Adak, Alaska and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan on deployments. I was the duty driver and after I made AMS-3 I went to the check crew and the Airframes shop. After I was reassigned, from December of 1969 to December of 1970, I went to VP-9 in NAS Moffett Field, California. From there I went back to NAS Adak, Alaska. We had 3 planes in Guam and that is where I spent the last three months of a 4 year hitch. Anyone knowing where any of the guys from that time period are please contact me..." [06MAR2001]

SHEW, Bobby L. blshew@cox.net "...I served with VP-28 (1957-1959), "A" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, NAS Miramar, California, VP-2 (1962-1966), VP-30 FE (1965-1970), VP-56 as NATOPS FE and retired December 1970. My brother, PR3 Willie Shew, passed away in 2006. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 16APR2012 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 29NOV99 | 13DEC97]

SMITH, Charles L. avcmsmith@email.msn.com "...Served with: VP-28, CAC 7, 1961-63 AE3 VP-45, Maintenance, 1977-79 AECS VP-24, Maintenance, 1982-85 AVCM VP-16, Maintenance, 1985-87 AVCM Retired in 1990..." [17JAN99]

SNELLING, LCDR Bob http://www.friendsofbob.org/meet.htm "...In June of 1965, as a newly commissioned Ensign, Bob reported aboard the USS Robert K. Huntington (DD-781), a World War II vintage Destroyer, stationed at Mayport, Florida, and served there for two years as Gunnery Officer and Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer with collateral responsibilities of Public Affairs and Personal Financial Affairs. The Huntington made one Mediterranean Sea deployment and several short cruises to the Caribbean during Bob's tour. Upon completing all associated flight training, he reported in 1969 to VP-28, The Hawaiian Warriors, at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he served as pilot and Flight Line Officer. Later in 1969, VP-28 was decommissioned so he immediately reported to VP-6, The Blue Sharks, also at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While serving in the patrol navy he spent three short periods in Vietnam flying in Operation Market Time, an operation designed to keep supplies from arriving to help the Viet Cong in South Vietnam. While his primary responsibility was to fly as a Patrol Plane Commander in P-3, aircraft he also served VP-6 as Assistant Administrative Officer and Personnel Officer. During his time of service he was awarded the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal all for service during the Vietnam war. Upon leaving active duty he joined VP-64, a reserve patrol squadron, at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Bob earned the rank of Lieutenant-Commander which he held upon resigning from the Naval Reserves in 1975. Bob joined Delta Air Lines as a pilot in 1972. He has flown as Flight Engineer, Co-pilot, and Captain on many of Delta's jets. He has spent most of his twenty-five year career flying the Boeing-727 and Lockheed's L-1011. He is currently an L-1011 Captain based in Atlanta, GA. He specialized as a flight instructor for 13 years with Delta. Most recently he taught pilots and co-pilots on the Boeing-727. Bob was promoted to Senior Flight Instructor, a position he held for about two years before returning to full time flying in late 1996..." [17APR2004]

SPELMAN, Gordon S. e.gordo.1@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-28 from January 1956 until December 1959. In NAS Kodiak, Alaska O'Dell was the pilot. Our navigator was Poppa. In NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands Terry was the pilot Bishop was co-pilot for a while then I think it was Saunders. Kingston was 2nd Mechanic. The pilots got a lot of jet time burning off fuel when the blast's were cancelled. The crew that crashed at the end of runway 4 was supposed to have been my flight but Tripler called and said they could get me in that morning. AM3 Francis took my place as plane captain. I don't think the pilot had very much time. Plane and crew were exposed to heavy radiation in NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. Spent lot of time in shower..." [E-Mail Updated 17NOV2007 | 20MAR2002]

SPIVEY, ADR3 Harold W. hspivey@satx.rr.com "...I served with VP-28 as an ADR-3 Plane Captain from 1962 to 1965 and VR-1 from 1965 to 1967 and then enlisted in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1980. Email if you remember me..." [BIO Updated 07JUN2008 | 06SEP2005]

STEINLE, AT2 Gerald "Jerry" kage55@bellsouth.net "...I served with FASRON-117 1956 to 1958 and worked in the Electronics Lab. We pulled maintenance on P2V-5 Neptunes assigned to VP-6, VP-22 and VP-28. I was attached temporarily to VP-28 out of NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands in 1958 for the last H bomb test in the Marshall islands. It was called "Operation Hartack". Our FASRON group had training aircraft to keep pilots up to snuff on instrument flying etc. We had SNB's TV-2's and two Grumman T2's to shuttle people and stuff on and of carriers. Our flight line was used for all the carrier aircraft to come to when the carriers went into Pearl, so the planes wouldn't be with the ship while docked. I got to see and work on just about everything the Navy was flying off carriers at that time period. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27NOV2009 | 02MAR2002]

STEVENS, Urvin F. Jr. ucsteven@is-plus.net "...1948 = FAW Tu Pac; VP-25; VP-28; UC-35; VF-156; VF-121; VF-193; VF-121; VA-145; White Hat Airlines VN, Naesu 1974..." [19DEC98]

STOKES, Orville L. orvls3000@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1953 to 1955. We deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska in 1953 and 1954..." [03JAN2006]

SWARTZ, Donald C. dswartz9@neo.rr.com "...I served with VPB-28 (1945 to 05/1946) at NS Sangley Point, Philippines I flew with the D29 Crew. LT Luck was our pilot and Chief Whit was our Crew Chief. We deployed to Jinamoc Seaplane Base, San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Hulugan Bay, Philippines and Lingayen Gulf, Philippines aboard the USS Pocomoke (AV-9). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 16JUL2011 | E-Mail Updated 23JUN2011 | E-Mail Updated 24DEC2010 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 15OCT2009 | 21FEB2000]


TABLER, Dennis R. c/o Doug Tabler dougcorryton@aol.com "...My Father, Dennis R. Tabler, served with VP-28 from 1952-1954. He is interested in finding anyone he may have served with..." [13FEB2005]

TARTACK, Louis LCrusader94@aol.com "...I was in VP-28 from 1951 to 1953 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I would like to get a shout from Bob Wiser, Ralph Hamilton Jonesy, Chuck Scott, and anyone else in the squadron at that time period..." [E-Mail Updated 12DEC2001 | 17DEC98]

TERHUNE, Conard E. Jr. cterhune@ccrtc.com "...I joined VP-28 in 1967 at NAS Adak, Alaska. I remained in the squadron until its disestablishment. I flew as a 2nd Mechanic with Crew-3. Does anyone know what become of Dan Young, J. J. Bradley ro R. K. Shultz? I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 13APR2006 | 20DEC2000]

THACKER, Tom thackert@postnet.com "...My best regards to all VP-28 sailors. I served as AIO 1961-65 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with 2 deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 62 and 64, which included a side trip to Tonkin Gulf in 8/64. My PPCs were Bob Burke and Howard Lysne. Thank God I have a squadron cruise book from 62 and can still vividly remember those days. I stayed in the reserves through 1989 and have been a federal employee for 28 years. I am nearing retirement, family is grown, three grandsons and single again! I love the old Neptune. It always came home!..." [03SEP99]

THOMPSON, Jim (JD) Caritho@apl.com "...Joined VP-28 in Jan. 1963 in Iwakuni Japan. Flew as a member of crew 4 from 1963 til 1966. Worked out of Electric shop when not flying. Made several deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Japan. Retired in 1981 from VP-40. Also served in VP-47 and VP-19..." [04NOV98]

THOMPSON, ADJ2 Linden linden@suddenlink.net "...I served with VP-28 from 1964 to 1966. I flew with Crew-5 (AX2 Wayne Brasseaux (Jez) and FE A.K. Young). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 05JUN2011 | E-Mail Updated 19SEP2002 | E-Mail Updated 05APR2002 | E-Mail Updated 14OCT2000 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 01AUG99 | 19JUN98]

TURNER, Doyle carodet@amaonline.com "...I served in VP-28 1949-1951. I would be glad to hear from anyone serving in VP-28..." [22OCT98]


UNDERWOOD, Roger Runderdog46@aol.com "...Served 7 great years with VP-28 from 1967 to 1974. Great times were had by all..." [04APR2002]

UTTERBACK, AO3 Bob uttdocb2@cox.net "...I served with VP-28..." [17JAN2010]


WARNOCK, LT David agedav@charter.net "...I served with VP-28 from May 1959 to September 1962. I had billets as Communications Officer/RPO, Ordnance Officer and Aviation Safety Officer. I enjoyed flying with several crews, especially as the CO's aircraft Commander..." [29AUG2010]

WARREM, Phillip H. PhilWarren@prodidy.net "...I served in VP-2 from December 1950 until January 1952 when I took an assignment to COMFAIRHAWAII and VP-28. During my time in VP-2 I was second radioman in crew 5 with Jack O. Chapman as 1st radio and George Kirby as 3rd radio. We were in a crash on June 15th, 1951 at the end of the NAS Kodiak, Alaska GCA runway, runway 25, I believe. Mr. Sevier, our PPC was killed, Bob Houk, 2nd Mech badly injured as was our plane captain, whose name I can't recall. The rest of us had minor injuries and returned to crew duty, picking up a new P2V-4 at the factory. I left the Navy in 1957 after serving in VP-28, VC-35 (briefly), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland on shore duty; then in VX-6 for OPERATION DEEPFREEZE I and II. I was unable to get to AT (B) school due to the requirements of VX-6, so I left the Navy and joined the Air Force as an Airborne ECM and Radio Specialist. This lasted only 1 year and they eliminated my AFSC, and I had to retrain. I made a wise choice and selected language training in Russian the the then, Army Language School in Monterey. After assignment to the site at Misawa AB, I attended both intermediate and advanced language schools at Syracuse University. During my first tour in 1959 to 1962 at Misawa, I had the wonderful good fortune to visit with some of my former crew, including Jack Chapman at the Misawa NCO Club. I enjoyed my time with VP-2 and all of my Navy assignments, but having gotten married on my return from VP-28, I deemed it a better chance for accompanied tours in the Air Force. There is no closer knit unit, in my opinion, than a navy air squadron. Of course my time in the USAF and the training proved useful, as my final assignment was to NSA as a Russian Linguist, and upon my retirement from the AF, I came back on board as a civilian employee where I served another 20 years, retiring in 1991 as a grade 13 with 44 years federal service. I did manage to attend one VP-22 Reunion in 1986, but it is too difficult to travel now as my wife has health problems. Cheers to all of you..." [16DEC2002]

WEISBENDER, Carl c/o his son Kevin Weisbender kscowboy@rocketmail.com "...My father, Carl Weisbender, served in VP-28 for several years in the late 60's I believe. He doesn't talk about it much so it's hard for me to get information out of him. I found out this tidbit of information last night when Robert Lightbody contacted my father about a possible Reunion in a year or two. If anybody would like to contact my father, you may do so through me at my email address listed. I will forward all queries to him..." [28JAN98]

WHITFIELD, ENSIGN Earl (A.E.) [Deceased], c/o His Daughter Lynette Wohlmuth (Whitfield) wohldogs@aol.com "...My father was Earl Whitfield, Ens. A. E. Whitfield, of VP-28. I have a 1953-1954 Tour book for which my father is listed as co-editor. My father was in Crew 2 as pictured in the book. LT H. L. Biell is listed as chairman and co-editor. My dad passed away in 1985 and I would love to talk to anyone who knew him. Thank you!..." [29MAY2002]

WHITT, Charles M. charl@direcway.com "...I served iwith VP-28 from April 1960 to April 1961. I caught up to the squadron in NAS Iwakuni, Japan in April 1960 only to move back to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii a few weeks later. I flew as radioman in crew three with LT Conrad Sawiak, pilot and LT Clauson, co-pilot. We visited Midway and Johnston Islands a couple of times each. I am a brother to Richard Whitt who came to the squadron only two days after I left to come home. December 27, 2002, Sam Cyrus and myself met up after some 32 years. We talked about the old squadron and a lot of different sailors we remembered..." [30DEC2002]

UPDATE "...I am the oldest son of Conrad Sawiak. We changed our name when my dad opened his real estate office. I am pretty sure we are talking about the same man as I was in the 3rd grade in Barbers Point and there aren't many Sawiaks in the Navy! What a memory you must have to remember the names of the pilots. Just thought I would drop you a line as my dad brought me into that P2V a few times and it was kind of spooky to see your memory as written above. His flight jacket is my most prized memory. The smell still brings me back 40 years...Conrad Sawiak cgtarga7@cisco.com..." [27JUL2004]

WILLIAMS, Buster margnbuz@sprynet.com "...Served with VP-91, VP-28, VP-92, VP-23, ASWOC Rota, 11, CRPWL, 65, 91, CRPWP from 68-89..."

WILLIAMS, Jim joji0101@earthlink.net "...I was attached to VPB-28 (28-P-10) when the squadron was Redesignated at NAAS Harvey Point, North Carolina somewhere around April 1944. I stayed with VPB-28 till it returned to NAS Alameda, California. I was discharged there a few month later. We flew PBM with PW 2800 engines. Our aircraft was damaged over the Formose Straights and our crew flew other planes from then on. We flew D-10 home to NAS Alameda, California after the war. Would sure like to talk to anyone familiar with that period..." [01SEP2005]

WILLIAMS, Rick {Bones} ricon315@msn.com "...I was in VP-28 in 1967 through 1968. I'd like to hear from some of you guys..." [12APR2001]

WILSON, Ed valedw@aol.com "...I served in VP-28 from 1953 to 1955 as radar operator and repairman. I moved to VW-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii when it was commissioned. I would like to hear from anyone in VP-28 in that era..." [13MAR99]

WOLF, AWCM George W. Retired tex_avcmret@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-28 and was Maintenancee Chief part of Okinawa deployment in 1968 until disestablishment in 1969. Finished my 30 and retired in 1977 in the Texas Hill Country but recently moved to Indiana to be near my oldest son a retired AWCM from the VP community. Would like to hear from some old Shipmates..." [13JUL2007]


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