VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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EAKIN, Steve R. steve.sseakin@oigp.net "...I joined the U.S.Navy on 6 June 1959 and was assigned to VP-775 [Reserve], NAS Los Alamitos, California. After completing a combination boot camp / air crew 85 day school in the summer of 1959 I returned to VP-775 as ECM/MAD operator in crew 5. I stayed in the squadron until it was decommissioned on 31 December 1961. I was then transferred to VP-772 and remained until going on active duty on 20 June 1962. My active duty was aboard the large Seaplane Tender USS Currituck (AV-7). I sreved as Admirals Driver for Commander FAW-1, who was at that time Rear Admiral Robert Anthony Macpherson, his Chief of Staff was Captain Minton. Admiral Macpherson was also Commander Patrol Force Seventh Fleet, Commander Tiawan Patrol Force and Commander Task Force 72.5. VP-775 flew P2V-5f's. I just finished a history of the USS Currituck (AV-7) which is 90 page in length with 55 photos..." [E-Mail Updated 19AUG2007 | E-Mail Updated 08NOV99 | 05OCT98]

HORTON, Robert A. missmiau@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-772 when I first enlisted after basic at NAS Los Alamitos, California. there was a merger and we became VP-774. I flew in P2V5F's and 7's on "Barrier" patrol down the coast to Guadalupe Islands and back up to Catalina Island. Often served as the Squadron yeoman in the line shack at NAS Los Alamitos, California when not in class. I was a ADJ striker back then. Eventually I was transfered to the USS Yorktown CVS-10 where I changed striker and became a ABM striker in the ship's V-4 Div. Would like to know if any of the squadron is still out there or not. WE were a reserve squadron then, now the NAS is gone and has become a National Guard training center..." [02JUN2002]

REBEAUD, WO Ed Retired rebeaud57@netscape.net "...I was in VP-772 and VP-775 at NAS Los Alamitos, California ADJ2 to ADJ1 air crewman [communications, mad trail, and plane captain] flying from 1962-1970. Graduated from Pierce jr college 1968 and univ of Texas 1974. Switched to Army reserve in 1972 and promoted to warrant officer, retired in 1988. Knew Tom Salyers, Ed Stein , and Jon Soule best..." [28MAR2002]

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