VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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BAKER, Douglas H. fortbaker@comcast.net "...I served with VP-778 (1963-1964) at NAS Los Alamitos, California flying as a Crew Chief. I recall a long gruesome 14 hours to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii!..." [24SEP2016]

BEIRO, Hilton Conrad pltg81@aol.com "...I first served with VS-778 at NAS Los Alamitos, California, October 1959 to September 1960 then NAS Agana, Guam October 1960 to August 1962 as a Joint Search And Rescue Coordinator (JSARCC). This assignment split my time between Alert monitoring in the office and aircrew in actual rescue ops in HRS-3's or UF-2's. The Flying Tiger MATS flight carrying 89 Rangers to Vietnam went down between Agana and Clark AFB in early 1962 on my watch. We never found on piece of wreckage afer the largest Air/Sea search in Naval History at that time. I transfered back to NAS Los Alamitos, California to VP-778 as a Searchlight operator from September 1962 to October 1964. Sad to say, Every Naval base I stepped on no longer exists..." [20MAY2006]

BUSHEL, ATN2 Michael mikecfo@roadrunner.com "...I served with VU-1 (1962-1964) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in the Electronics/Guidance ShopVP- VP-778 (1965-1967) at NAS Los Alamitos, California as a P2 aircrew member..." [30MAY2014]

BUSKIRK, Art Van basshorn@nep.net.com "...Served 55-57 with FASRON 108 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Transferred to VP-7 in July 57, just prior to deployment to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. Separated from active duty in Nov 57 on an early out. Later served in reserve VP squadrons at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts. Now retired after 30 years with USPHS/CDC. I have a lot of wonderful memories of the VP Navy and of some great times with friends in Bath, Me..." [24MAR99]

SILVERMAN, Richard L. rlsilve@aol.com "...I was attached to VP-778 at NAS Los Alamitos, California. I believe that unit became VP-65L-1 (maybe VP-65L-2 or VP-65L-3)..." [01SEP2006]

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