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BIALEK, Chester H. chbialek_usn@hotmail.com "...I served with VPB-114, VPB-904 (Reserves) at NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-ML-54 (PBY and PV-1), VP-721 (PB4Y-2) and VP-722 (P2V). Retired in 1965 after 20+ years. Some hops in P-3's later at NBU. Participated in base closure ceremony..." [14SEP2009]

CASSIDY, ADC Robert J. Retired https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=2650 "...ADC Robert J. Cassidy, USNR - NFL Number: 2650 - Date of Birth: 5/18/1929 - Date In: 1/13/1947 - Date Out: 4/20/1974 - City, State: Vernon Hills, IL - School Attended: La Salle Univ. - Aircraft Flown: P-3, P2V, PB4Y, PBY5A, TBF - Ship or Unit: VP-ML-54, VP-721, VP-772, VP-62 and VR-54 - Pilot Desg.: Aircrew/Priv. Pilo - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Cuban Miss. Crisis - Associations/Service Organizations: ANA American Legion Glenview Survivors Fleet Reserve Assn. - Highest personal decoration or award: Navy Commendation - Significant Achievements: - 6054 Flight Hours. Vice Pres. Ilinois Small Business Assn. Juris Doctorate, M.B.A. and a B.A. Vice President AJF Industr. In Memoriam? No..." [04DEC2005]

HOECKELBERG, Bob Pbymech@CS.com "...I entered USNR in June 1949. First squadron was VP-ML-54, later changed name to VP-721. From VP-721 there was a split off and another squadron was created that was VP-722. I was in all three ending up with VP-722. Leaving two four year enlistments and one Truman year extension on all enlistments. Was Aircrew on PBY6A, PB4Y2 and with a few rides on P2V's..." [E-Mail Updated 30MAY2001 | 31DEC2000]

PELT, ADR2 Robert Van https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=495 "...ADR2 Robert Van Pelt, USNR - NFL Number: 495 - Date of Birth: 5/4/1931 - Date In: 1/1/1949 - Date Out: 4/1/1965 - City, State: Chicago, IL - Aircraft Flown: PBY-5A, PBY-6A, PB4Y-2, P2V-5F - Ship or Unit: VP-ML-54, VP-721 and VP-722 - Pilot Desg.: Flight Engineer - Associations/Service Organizations: Nav Av Museum Fdn Tailhook Assn Survivors Club - Highest personal decoration or award: Armed Forces Medal - Significant Achievements: - V.P. Univ. Illinois Dads Assn. District Vice Chairman Boy Scouts Chicago. Listed in Who's Who in the Midwest and in America 1989. Captain with Chicago Fire Dept. In Memoriam? No..." [04DEC2005]

PHINNEY, LCDR Richard (Dick) H. Retired USN100@MSN.com "...Joined VP-ML-54 at NAS Glenview, Illinois in 1948. Squadron later re-designated VP-721. Prior service Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet. Flight program ended when war ended. Drilled with VP-721 in PBY's as Flight Engineer Striker. Graduated from college in 1950 and applied for a direct commission. Was commissioned Ensign in 1951. Served in VR-721 as Maintenance Officer and Personnel Officer and later Admin. Officer. I drilled in several ground units after they made VP's all flying personnel and with some luck retired as Liutenant Commander..." [25MAY2002]

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