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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..." [BIO Updated 30AUG99 | 24AUG99]

SABOL, David Shipmate Pix dgstomp@juno.com "...Looking for aircrew members from VP-661 1961-1962 when were at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during Cuban missle crisis. Especially LV4. Also crew members from VP-881/VP-882/VP-883 NAS Olathe, Kansas who went with me to join VP-661 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland...VP-45 USN aircrew NAS Bermuda - Radio, Radar, ECM, Julie, Sonar, Ordanance, qualified in P5M-1. Rate ATN2. 1958 - 1960...VP-883 NAS Olathe, Kansas reserve squadron 1960 - 1961 Radio, Radar, ECM, Ordanance, 2nd Mech qualified P2V-6 aircrew...VP-661 - recalled for Cuban missle crisis 1961 - 1962 Patuxent Rive and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Radio, Radar, ECM, Julie, Ordanance, Jezebel qualified P2V-5FS & P2V-7 aircrew, rate AT1..." [E-Mail UPdated 23NOV2004 | 14SEP98]

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