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Memorial Picture Shipmate PixCirca 1945 "...ANZALONE, LT Gaetano (Tom)...LT Gaetano (Tom) Anzalone stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, then onto Casco Field NAS Attu, Alaska during WWII. Continued in the USNR flying out of NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York until 1952 and recalled to active duty and stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine until September 1953 when he retired. 11 year distinguished service. He left the Navy with the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, Reserves Medal, 2 Air Medals and a Purple Heart Medal. Tom passed away on June 9, 2006. This Lieutenant will forever fly in our hearts. Dad said he flew with VPB-139, VPB-913 and VP-ML-74. With love from his daughters, Susan, Diana and Carol and loving wife, Lisa...Susan Anzalone Sims simzee@aol.com..." [24OCT2007]

DRISCOLL, AWCS George E. Retired gdriscol@gis.net "...Joined June 1960. Attached to VS-912. Crewed in S2Fs for two years. Eventually attached to VP-913, VP-917, VP-63Z-3, and VP-92. Qualified in all of the various versions of P2s that NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts had. Qualified in P-3A, P-3, and P-3C. Retired in 1993 after 33.5 great years. Hello to all you old geezers who are now retired and to those still attached to VP-92..." [06JUN2000]

SKINNER, ABG3 Ralph L. Retired rjhsskin@gte.net"...I was a reservist for eight years during which I served in VP-911 and VP-913 at NAS Squantum, Massachusetts and NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts...We flew PBY's, PB4Y's and P2V's. I have some great memories of that period and wonder if there are any others from those squadrons still around.."

WOERNER, Robert E. robertewoerner@cs.com "...(1944-After boot camp, AOM, ARO and NAG schools I transistioned to PBMs.)...1945-VP-2 (OTU-3) Crew 88-H and 88-I Plane(s): PBM Mariners -3s and -5s - NAS Banana River, FL...Flew over Carribbean (Devil's Triangle)Bahamas, Etc...1946-VP-913-Plane: PV-1 Venturas- NAS New York, NY-1946 and 1947 airshows over Manhattan, squadron flew to Bermuda in 1947...1947-VPML-63 Squadron was re-designated, we added a PBY Catalina to our inventory...1948-Reserve flying was curtailed by SecDef Louie Johnson and I transferred to a Surface Division on an LST. (USS-732).(YES, an LST!)...1950- when flying resumed I couldn't get back into VPs so I switched to service as an AOM in VF-839 at NAS New York (F9F Bearcats.) 1950-went back on active duty for Korean War in VF22, CAG 4, NAAS Cecil Field, FL. Started with F9F Pantherjets. We switched to F2H2 Banshees in 1951. Went to sea in USS FDR CVB-42 and CVL-48.-Transferred to FASRON 6 at NAS JAX, FL.- Released to inactive duty in Sept. 1952. VF22 went to Korea on the Lake Champlain in 1953. Wish they had gone with me in 1950 or 1951. I was discharged after 10 years service in the USNR in 1954 as an AOU3...Interested in hearing from others who were in the WWII Combat Aircrewman Training Program. They would remember well since a (CA) designator was added to their rate designation..." [E-Mail Updated 23FEB2002 | 01NOV97]

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