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GEARON, Richard rickgearon@hotmail.com "...I served (Reservist) with VP-774 at NAS Los Alamitos, California from September 1959 to August 1961..." [30APR2010]

HERONEN, John jheronen@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-774 (1962-1968) at NAS Los Alamitos, California and flew with Crew-4..." [25FEB2016]

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, Kansas. 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]

Memorial Picture "...PHARES, LCDR H. William "Bill" Retired...My father, H. William "Bill" Phares, was a member of VP-774 (1954) at NAS Los Alamitos, California. He continued serving there after the Korean War as a reservist. He passed away recently and I am trying to find anyone who flew with him. He didn't keep copies of all his military records and I am trying to get copies now. If anyone knew my father, who retired in the early 1970's as a LCDR, I would love to hear from them..." Contributed by Dorie Phares Scott ddtjscott@charter.net [29SEP2016]

SINKANKAS, John W. jws1@attbi.com "...I served with Reserve squadron VP-774 in 1963 flying P2V's out of NAS Los Alamitos, California (near Long Beach). Subsequently went back in and did a cruise on the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) in V/N..." [03SEP2002]

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