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COHN, CAPTAIN Peter Retired pecoh@tds.net "...I served with VP-26 (1962-1965), VP-915 (1965-1968), VP-63-Z1 (1968-1970) and VP-92 (1970-1976) where I am a plank member nd was a NAV/TACCO on the first skippers crew (Jeff Neville). I retired in 1984..." [21DEC2011]


Memorial Picture "...EASTER, Ed "Hap"...With sadness, I must report the passing of Ed "Hap" Easter. Hap was 60 years old, no previous illness and suffered an apparent massive heart attack in his sleep on May 30th. His wife asked me to pass this information to any and all Shipmates who may have known him during his service with VP-915...Dalton C. Carr dcjacarr@chartermi.net..." [04JUN2001]


O'CONNOR, AX2 Thomas P. thomaso924@netzero.net "...I joined the reserves at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts in september of 1960 while still a senior in high school. Being in the Navy was a life long dream. I started with VS-913, an S2F squadron. In september of 1962 I was transfered to VP-917. Then in july 1963 I was reassigned to VP-915. In october of 1963 I started flying aircrew in P2V5s and was assigned to crew 7 (the Maine Crew). I flew ECM with them until may 1965. Then in june 1965 I went to NAS Pensacola, Florida as a NAVCAD. I enjoyed my time with the Navy people immensely and would still be there if it was my choice to make. I just retired from Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine where I worked on 36 ships for the Navy. I wish everything good for all the Navy veterans..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27SEP2005 | 31JAN99]


SINKOWSKI, AT2 Chet "SKI" k4agg@msn.com "...1959, started with VW-15 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland/ NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada till decomissioned in 1961; was then transferred to VW-11 at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. Flew the barrier in crew 25(?) (radio) for about a month, then was transferred to VW-13 Radio, around which time, the NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada/ NAS Keflavik, Iceland deployments began. Flew over 100 barrier flights when project "Birdseye" was initiated. WV-2 BUNO 141325 was outfitted for arctic operation out of Thule AFB, Greenland and Eielson AFB, Alaska and I was lucky to be on the first Birdseye crew, flying as 1st radio. After several hair raising deployments over the North Pole (many untold stories) AEWINGLANT, at my urging, approved SSB Tranceivers to be installed on N41325, replacing the quite new ARC-38's, which only recently replaced the archaic ART-13's. Perhaps most memorable event for "Birdseye" was on the June 1962 deployment, flying the Captains of USS SKATE (SSN-578)- CDR J.L.Skoog - and USS SEADRAGON (SSN-584) - CDR C.D. Summit, over the polar route where ultimately, the historic event took place in July of 1962, when the 2 submarines rendezvoued under the icecap and surfaced at the North Pole. I still have that flight manifest, if anyone desires to see the roster. And to finish off my NAVY career of 4 yrs, my discharge was delayed for several weeks because of the Cuban Missle Crises of October 22, 1962. Spent another 2 yrs in the reserves, with VP-915 out of NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts flying radio on a P2V. Wound up living on Miami Beach for the past 35 yrs., where it's always WARM!..." [11OCT99]


WIGGIN, AO2(AC) Larry wig42000@yahoo.com "...I FLEW WITH VP-915 IN 1966-67 CREW-5 ALL MAINE CREW. GREAT TIME IN LIFE, GREAT CREW LOADS OF FUN. SURE MISS THOSE DAYS. LT HALPIN WAS OUR PILOT AND A DAMMED GOOD ONE. CHIEF WOODARD OUR FLT ENG. LEE BUREAU, LEE CABANNA, RODNEY WENTWORTH, CHARLES WALLS, FORGOT THE CO PILOTS NAME!!! "NAVAIR FOREVER"..." [10JUL2001]


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