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FIELD, Charles M. lacountyretired@verizon.net "...I was in the Reserves from 1949 to 1959 at NAS Los Alamitos, California. I started out in VF-779. The aircraft we had at the time were Hell Cats, then TBM's and Corsairs (F4-U's). Our squadron was then changed to a VA squadron and went to jets. I transfer'd to VP-771 (we were flying P2V-5 Neptune's) until I left the reserves in 1959..." [BIO Updated 10AUG2007 | E-Mail Updated 09AUG2007 | 06AUG98]


HOLLIS, CDR Robert H. rhhollis@sky.net "...I have enjoyed sixteen years of retirement from my business and from the navy. The wife and I are still going strong and hope to have many more. For those of you who might be reading this brief history, may it jog your memory and start a post our way. While at Kansas State College, Manhattan, KS in 1942 I joined the V-5 program in Kansas City, Missouri and was deferred until Aug 1943 when I reported to NAVAL FLT. PREP. SCHOOL in Momouth Il. class 8/43; departed 10/43 for WTS at Ontario, OR. class 44E; 12/43 to 3/44 was at PREFLIGHT SCHOOL at St Marys, CA. class 12C-43; 4/44 to 8/44 PRIMARY FLIGHT TRAINING at Livermore,CA. class 4A-44; 8/44 to 2/45 INTERMEDIATE FLIGHT TRAINING at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. class 8-44; Graduated Ensign on Feb. 5, 1945. 2/45 to 4/45 PRE OPERATIONAL (PBY) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas; 4/45 to 6/45 OPERATIONAL TRAINING (PBY) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida; 7/45 to 12/45 OPERATIONAL TRAINING (PB4Y) at NAS Hutchinson, KS. 10/50 to 1/56 Squadron VP-771 at NAS Los Alamitos, California. In 1951 the squadron won the NOEL DAVIS TROPHY for VP. 9/51 married Margaret W. Parrish and son Larry was born 3/54. 1/56 to 8/56 VP-774 at NAS Los Alamitos, California. Moved to Overland Park, KS. to join my brother in the firm of Hollis & Miller Arch-Engr. 9/56 to 6/65 VP-882 at NAS Olathe, Kansas. 7/59 to 6/65 was the squadron Executive Officer. 7/65 to 9/67 VP-883; 10/67 to 12/69 NARS-88 at NAS Olathe, Kansas where I transferred to the Retired Reserve..." [30AUG99]


KRATZER, Wayne w.kratzer@verizon.net "...I served with VP-771 and VP-65 flying as a P2 Radio Operator..." [01JAN2014]


PHILLIPS, ATR3 Bill Engineerbill_2000@yahoo.com "...Even though I was only attached to VP-771 for a short while when I was a reservest at NAS Point Mugu, California I have many fond memories of the summer cruise to NS Rota, Spain in 1971 or 1972. I spent my duty as a T.A.R. at NAS Los Alamitos, California for 3.5 years and a total of 9 years as an Active reservest. Great Site , enjoyed reading all the comments. P.S. My youngest daughter just joined up as a black shoe, she says she doesn't like to fly, she doesn't know what she will be missing by not becomming an airdale..." [12JUN2002]


SAMMONS, YN3 Barton beach4509@netzero.com "...I served with VP-771 (1953) at NAS Los Alamitos, California, transfered to a Reserve unit in Eureka, CA while attending Humboldt State University and returned to NAS Los Alamitos, California (1955-1958) as a Station Keeper. I now live three miles of NAS Los Alamitos, California..." [16JAN2012]

SWANSON, Burt burt@citlink.net "...I served with VP-54 which later became VP-721 in NAS Glenview, Illinois. I moved to California and joined VP-58 which became VP-771 in NAS Los Alamitos, California. I would like to hear from Shipmates in any of these squadrons..." [13MAR2003]


WAKEN, Gene eugenewaken@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-771 at NAS Los Alamitos, California as a Jezebel Operator. I crewed with CDR Bruce Rosnes and LT Jerry Coffee flying the P2V-5, P2V-6 and P2V-7 drilling holes in the sky..." [03SEP2009]

WILKERSON, ABF Rawleigh Wayne jriley@cwo.com "...Attached to VP-771, NAS Los Alamitos, California as ABF..." [13JUN2007]


ZAMORA, Robert "Roz" c/o G. S. Zamora jczdesign@juno.com "...My Father, Robert "ROZ" Zamora, flew with VP-771 out of NAS Los Alamitos, California and then out of NAS Point Mugu, California in the mid 1960's and early 1970's. He was ordinanceman (E-4, I think) and flew in the reserves. He does not have e-mail or any online capabilities but I'm sure he'd be interested in hearing from any former Shipmates..." [28MAY2004]


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