BRANDT, CPO Paul H. Retired CPOBRANDTVP66@AOL.COM "...I ENLISTED IN THE NAVY 4/10/41 THRU 9/17/45. UPON DISCHARGE I SIGNED UP IN THE RESERVES AT NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York. WAS ATTACHED TO VP-832, VP-834, VP-836, and VP-837. WHEN THE BASE CLOSED IN 1960 I TRANSFERED TO NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania AND SERVED WITH VP-64 AND VP-66. I WAS DISCHARGED WITH 31 YRS CONTINUOUS SERVICE IN 1970. I FLEW AS PLANE CAPT (FLIGHT ENGINEER) FOR ABOUT 16 OF THOSE YRS ON PBY'S, PBM'S, AND P2V'S. I WAS RECALLED FOR THE CUBAN CRISIS IN 1961/62 SERVING WITH VP-837. UPON RETURN I WAS HONORED TO BE NAMED LEADING CHIEF SERVING UNDER CAPT. BRUMME, CAPT WILLIAMS, AND COMM. SEMPKEN. I AM PROUD TO HAVE SERVED..." [14APR2001]
FLOOD, CAPTAIN Kevin Patrick Retired email@example.com "...I served with VP-836 and VP-839 as an AE(I) from 1960 to 1968. I came back after the field was disestablished as a JAG Officer serving in several NAS support units from 1973 to 1984. I retired as CAPT, JAGC, USNR in 1998..." [05JAN2007]
HAHN, Alan AHAHN2HMA@AOL.COM "...AT1 Hahn was the sole radioman or "communicator" as they were known then, for VP-836 ( NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York) from March 1959 to July 1961. VP-836's CO at that time was CDR. RAU. AT1 Hahn flew many missions as part of LT. Brescia's (PPC) crew in the P2V Neptune including a rare few with live ordinance..." [19JUN2000]
KELLY, AMS2 William Thomas "Bill" and "Kelly" firstname.lastname@example.org "...In 1957 I was attached to VP-836. I flew with them for several years at NAS New York, New York and then became a stationkeeper. I was discharged in 1963 as an AMS2. I am currently a senior inspector with U.S. Customs stationed at JFK/Airport. Would love to hear from anyone from VP-836 or NAS New York, New York. Regards to all..." [E-Mail Updated 20FEB2009 | 08AUG2002]
PENDRAK, CDR Joseph F. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=3108 "...CDR Joseph f. Pendrak, USN - NFL Number: 3108 - Date of Birth: 12/1/1919 - Date In: 6/16/1941 - Date Out: 12/1/1979 - City, State: Port Charlotte, FL - School Attended: Mass. State - Aircraft Flown: PBM-5, PB4Y-2, P2V6M, JRB-4, SNC-2 - Ship or Unit: VPB-215, OTU-4 and VPB-839 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr. - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Caribbean, Europe - Associations/Service Organizations: NAMF Founding mbr. TROA Navy League Order Quiet Birdmen Nav. Council Aviation - Highest personal decoration or award: Letter Commendation - Significant Achievements: 3814.4 navy flight hrs. Commercial pilot. C.O. AAU-836/VPB-836 missile air wing of 83. Involved high school ROTC. Sales manager/asstnt. to Pres National Pharmaceutical Co - In Memoriam? No..." [03DEC2005]
SCHLIMMER, Frank C. F846@aol.com "...I was assigned to VP-836 at NAS New York, New York from july,1956 until going on active duty in December 1958. Also attended 85 day Boot Camp at NAS New York, New York during summer of 1957. Went to 85 day AO "A" School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida summer of 1958. Would love to hear from any old Shipmates out there. Drop me a line..." [21FEB2000]
TULLY, AFCM Roger "nee Kress" (Retired) email@example.com "...I was attached to VP-45 from April 1950-May 1954. As an aviation "volunteer" right out of bootcamp I did the usual mess cooking, compartment cleaning and the beach crew. I was then assigned to Crew 2 as 2nd Ordnanceman. The memories are numerous. After discharge I changed my rate to mech and joined the Naval Air Reserve in New York and was assigned to VP-836 on 7 December 1957. Flew in P2V-4's, P2V-6M's, P2V-5F's and after advancing up the ladder retired as an AFCM Command Master Chief In HAL-5, a helo squadron stationed at NAS Point Mugu, California. Would love to hear from any old Shipmates. Seaplanes are still a great love for me..." [23MAR2001]
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