VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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ABNER, ABH3 John johnabner@comcast.net "...I served with VQ-1 from January 1965 to February 1967. Was initially stationed in NAS Atsugi, Japan from where I did 3 TAD's to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, 2 to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam and 1 aboard the Ranger when Haiphong was hit for the first time. I had the pleasure of working on both the Connies and Whales still miss the good people and the good times had by all. Hope this finds all well. Take Care..." [03OCT2009]

ADAMS, Steve steveadams@dishmail.net "...I served with VQ-1 from October 1965 to October 1968. I worked in the Radar Shop and flew as a Radar/ECM Operator on the EC-121 Super Connie. I have been with Lockheed since 1972 and currently am a Department Manager at the Lockheed facility in Marietta, GA. I retired from Lockheed in 2006 and currently reside in Newnan, GA. I am involved with the Board of Director for the Navy League Council in Atlanta..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 02MAY2008 | 24APR98]

ALLEN, Larry sbbohol@peoplepc.com "...I was in VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam from 1973 through 1976. I flew EC-121M Big-Look radar with crew 27 then transitioned to EP-3B, then P-3E Aries, Crew 36. I flew with Timothy Lincoln, Ray Bland, Arnie Perez, Bob Asmus, Dave Woolsworth, Sacagoochi and many more. If anyone knows the family of Timothy Lincoln, I've always wanted to speak well of their son Tim who was killed by an off-duty Philipina Police Officer in Subic City, RP, June 1974. Other names that still hang in my head are Willie Victor F/Es Lyle Adrian and Steele..." [E-Mail Updated 30NOV2005 | 30MAY2000]

ALLEN, Yeoman Mike Measwell40@hotmail.com "...Was stationed at VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam 1980-1983. Would love to hear from some old friends..." [16APR2002]

ALVAREZ, LT Don dalvarez443@home.com "...VQ-1 was the highlight of my Navy career. No mention of the first VQ-1 EA-3B detachment to NSF Diego Garcia in early 1979. Sending two aircraft, flight and maintenance crews to NSF Diego Garcia was accomplished virtually overnight, well, at least a week to prepare. LT Don Alvarez, VQ-1 MMCO 1979-1980..." [27NOV2001]

Memorial Picture "...ANDRUSZKIEWICZ, Tony...It is with great sadness that I have learned of the death of Tony Andruszkiewicz. I served with VQ-1 from 1986 through 1989 on EP-3E aircraft. Tony arrived at NAS Agana, Guam about a year after me. He was a good friend. We both attended ARIES II training in Indianapolis, Indiana as well as both being from New York. I lift a glass to the newbee (who I am sure he was a role model to the new crewmembers). I remember tacking on his wings and flying many missions with him, including NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Atsugi, Japan, NAS Midway Island, NAS Adak, Alaska, and Hawaii. Tony you will be missed by the Crew of Papa Romeo 32. AT3 Gerry Crepezzi GCREPEZZI@msn.com..." [25NOV2000]

Memorial Picture "...ANGIER, Don...VQ-1 P4M-1Q pilot, Don Angier, 6365 W Lost Canyon Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745, passed away just before midnight on December 12th. He will be cremated and a Celebration of Life service will be held after the holidays...Mel Davidow meldavidow@earthlink.net..." [15DEC2005]

ARNST, STEVE FARNST@EARTHLINK.NET "...I WAS AN AE-2 WITH THE "Q' FROM MAY 1969-JUNE 1971. I WAS JUST 18 AT THE TIME AND MANY PEOPLE TOOK ME UNDER THERE WINGS AND WERE VERY KIND. ESPECIALY THE "CONNIE CREWS". SO MANY GOOD AT'S. ALSO THE ARMY BOYS WHO BARRACKED WITH US AND FLEW ON THE A-3'S. WAS IN DaNANG ON MARCH 16th WHEN CONNIE CRASHED. I REMEMBER BINGHAMTON AND DON AND 5 OTHERS SURVIVED IN TAIL. WAS ALSO THER WHEN ANDY DIED. MORRIS WAXLER IS STARTING A RE-UNION FOR 2000. (SEE SQUADRON NOTES.) AM LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM ANYONE. MY MEMORIES ARE FOND BUT FADING. I'M THE ONE WHO BROUGHT MY BEAUTIFUL HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART OVER AND GOT MARRIED. IN "70. SHE'S STILL BEAUTIFUL AND WE'RE STILL MARRIED..." [21MAR99]

ASHLEY, AMEC MARK C. LIPSTERE@AOL.COM "...I AM INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM ANY FORMER COBRAS. A FLIGHT ENGINEER WITH VP-60 FROM 1989-1993, I AM CURRENTLY STATIONED AT NAS New Orleans, Louisiana....I WAS ATTACHED TO VQ-1 FROM JUNE 1972 -JULY 1975. I AM INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH THE BEST SQUADRON IN THE NAVY AT THAT TIME..."

AUWEN, Alton 'Joe' aauwen@northlink.com "...I was attached to VQ-1 from 1974-1977 flying with Crew-34 and working in SPOD while at home-base in Agana, Guam..." [13MAR98]


BACHRACH, AT1(AW/NAC) Jay jrbachrach@yahoo.com "...VC-5 non-rate 81-83; VQ-1 EWOP 84-87; VP-16 IFT 88-92; NAWCAD Warminster IFT 92-95; VQ-2 EWOP/ground pounder 95-97; NAMTRAGRUDET NAS North Island, San Diego, California ES-3A instructor. E-mail me if you know me..." [19FEB98]

BARBOT, ED EBARBOT@VINSON.NAVY.MIL "...Hello to all VP-11 Proud Pegasus especially those I served with from Nov 80 to May 84. I was an AX2 working in the AT shop. Did 2 deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and many short dets to Lajes, NAS Bermuda, France, and Scotland. From VP-11 I transfered to AIMD, NAS Cecil Field Jul 84-Jun 85; VQ-1 Apr 86-Apr 89 and flew as a Radio Operator; NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VR DET May 89-Jun 92 Radio Op for CINCPACFLT; NAWS China Lake Jul 92-Jul 95; Aug 95-to present AIMD USS Carl Vinson CVN 70 homeported in Bremerton, Washington. I retire in 6 months during my final WESTPAC cruise. Would love to hear from old squadron mates. Have not served with a better outfit than VP-11..." [06OCT98]

BARBOUR, AECS Mike "Miguel" Retired mcgabell@md.metrocast.net "...I graduated from VP-30 VFE School in July 1978. Went to VQ-1 as a first tour FE that was a rude awakening. Left there in 1982 heading for NAMTD 1011 for a tour as a P-3 [20] AE and FE instructor. Also took over as the P-3C Electrical Course Manager. Left there in July 1985 and headed for VP-19 "The Big Red". Headed off for NAS Keflavik, Iceland in October 1988 as one of their station FE's. Left there in 1991 and headed to NAMO, where I retired from the USN in September 1994, as an AECS. Began working as a contract support analyst, with RBC - in 1998, for the P-3 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Training area for NAVAIR PMA-205 and stayed in that position for 8 years, then moved over to the P-3 Domestic Training Program (much less travel). Retired from RBC in Aug 05 but am still doing some limited part time work these days. Got married in 2005 and our daughter joined us in 2006. She started Kindergarten in Aug 11 (hence my semi-retirement), and I take her to/from the bus stop every school day. Am still living in Abell, MD - about 23 miles from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03NOV2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 08APR2009 | E-Mail Updated 14NOV2002 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 08JAN2000 | 31JUL98]

BATSON, GEAROLD O. batson@sccoast.net "...EX ADR-1, AEWTULANT 62-65; OASU & VXN-8 67-68. C-121 FLIGHT ENGINEER, FLEW 145925 MAGNET ON ONE ROUND THE WORLD, TWO DETs TO VIET NAM. WE WERE IN HANGAR 301. VW-1, VQ-1, and NAS AGANA on 131659 1969-1974. Stayed in Guam five years. Then went to NRL at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland until 1976. LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS. I NOW TRY TO FISH FOR A LIVING OFF THE COAST OF NC & SC. RED BATSON..." [24DEC97]

BAXTER, AVCM Jim Retired Jim_A_Baxter@amat.com "...Served with VP-17, VF-124, NAS Atsugi, Japan (AMD/VQ-1), VP-31, VP-19, VP-31, VP-46, VP-31, and VP-9 FE/CMC. Flight Engineers: The best group of in the Navy..." [18JAN99]

BELANGER, James M. Sr. tuskturtles@verizon.net "...I served with VQ-1 from 1959 to 1961 in NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Atsugi, Japan. Looking for Paul Brabec or anyone that might remember me..." [19JUL2006]

Memorial Picture "...BLUNDEN, Al...I received the following from Clint Epley, President of the VQ Association. Al Blunden served in VQ-1 1957-1960 and in VQ-2 1972-1976. "Al Blunden passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, the 20th of October. His was on a rocky road these past several years, having cared daily for Louise during her long bout with cancer, and to the detriment of his own health. Al was a tower of strength and knowledge in the VQ community and literally hundreds of VQer's owe their success in the community to his dedication and caring patience as a trainer of electronic warfare professionals. It was with great joy that he attended the VQ Reunion in Las Vegas last year and also fitting that many had the opportunity to pay tribute to one of our finest at that time. Most of us there felt that it would be his last. To the best of my knowledge there will be no memorial services but it is fitting that everyone who knew Al take a moment to say a word of prayer for his soul and for his family at this time of loss and grief. Al will be missed but it is a measure of the man that he gave his all to his country and to his fellow sailors. Dale Hagen"...DAVIDOW, LT Mel Retired meldavidow@earthlink.net..." [24OCT2004]

BOX, Don boxd@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-19 1981-84 and VQ-1 1978-81..." [E-Mail Updated 24FEB2002 | 26NOV99]

BOYD, Charles charlesboyd@cox.net "...I was in the AME shop in VQ-1 from 1969 to 1972 then VQ-2 from 1972 to 1975. I am looking for anyone that remembers me from VQ-1 to help me verify to the VA that we deployed to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam..." [23JAN2004]

BRENNEN, Nora Strickland nora@ime.net "... was in VQ-1 Det Atsugi Japan from January 1988 until January 1990. I was an AE2..."

BREWER, AT2 Charles S. Jr. charlie_brewer@bellsouth.net "...I served with VQ-1 from 1969 to 1970 with deployments to NAS Atsugi, Japan and FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. I currently live in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee..." [20AUG2009]

BREWER, ATC(AW/NAC) Gary brew@javanet.com "...I served in VQ-1 from 82-85 and again from 88-91. Currently at VPU-1 but plan to transfer to NTTC Corry Station in JUL 98. Interested in hearing from fellow VQ'rs..." [11MAY98]

BRIANT, PN Neil nbriant@comcast.net "...I served with VQ-1 (11/1973-11/1975) at NAS Agana, Guam. I was assigned to Administrative Division and later to Operations Division..." [13MAY2012]

BROOKS, AE2 Terrill "Terry" W. tallbrooks@csam.net "...VQ-1 1973-1975 / CREWS 35 & 36 / THEN VXE-6 INTO 1977. THEN I HAVE PURCUED MY CAREER IN ENGINEERING. WHAT A TRIP / I WOULD NOT TRADE THE VQ EXPERIENCE FOR ANYTHING. THE ONLY NAME I RECOGNIZED WAS WHEELER'S. WONDER IF HE STILL HAS MY SECURITY DEPOSIT? CAPT. CONNELL WAS SQUADRON COMMANDER AND CHIEF FULLER WAS OVER THE AE SHOP. HAS ANYONE HEARD FROM HIM OR HUFFMAN OR DUGAN OR MACRANIE OR BILL NORMAN? IF SO YOU KNOW HOW TO GET IN TOUCH!..." [27FEB99]

BULL, CAPTAIN Norman S. Retired marthanorm@gmail.com "...I served with VR-8 (1950-1952) at Hickum AFB, Hawaii. I remember that from time-to-time a PB-1W from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (VW-1) would be parked in front of the MATS terminal at Hickum. I saw my first WV-2 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (FAETUPAC) in 1955 enroute to VQ-1 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Ultimately served as P4M-1Q Aircraft Commander flying out of NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Attended AEWBarRonPac in 1962 and again served as aircraft commander in VQ-1 (1963-1965) flying the EC-121M out of NAS Atsugi, Japan and all those other places. In 1970-71 served as CO/XO of VW-1, NAS Agana, Guam, etc. Retired 1978. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAR2014 | E-Mail Updated 28SEP2002 | 16JUL98]

BUNDREN, Doug dbundren@charter.net "...What a surprise to see so many guys I had flown with in VQ-1. I was in the squadron from late 1971 through 1974. Was on the crew that closed Danang. I can still remember staying up all night sitting on the wing of our EP-3B just enjoying the sights and reminiscing about the experience of being there. Would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [27FEB2002]

BURTON, David L. burtd3@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1988 to 1990. I started out as AME Shop Supervisor then Quality Assurence Supervisor..." [14OCT2009]

BYRD, AE2 James badwaterjim@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1973-1976) as an EA3-B ELINT operator. Flew with Detachment 41, 1975 Indian Ocean Crusie. Still have my Peter Rabbit patch..." [20NOV2010]


CALDIE, Tom tcaldie@silver.sl.edu "...I was with VS-22 from 1975 to 1978 as a PN2. We were on the USS Saratoga with the Sixth Fleet. What an adventure!..." [04OCT2000]

CALLIHAN, GSE3 H. K. callihhd@intrstar.net "...I served with VQ-1 (02/1969-02/1971) at NAS Atsugi, Japan with three deployments down south and one to Semya, Alaska. I worked as a Ground Support Technician and doubled as an Aircraft Handler (ABH). For about half of my tour I lived off base in Yamato and shared a house with ASM Robert Hunter from Fresno, Calif. Some of the guys I worked included Ray Boll, Danny Husom, Tom Griffis andCharlie Ensilin. LT(jg) Bonine was our division second in command and LCDR J.T. Steele was our division officer. Both of these guys were A-1 people to work for. I got out of the Navy in 1971 and got into the North Carolina National Guard, Armor Company - Maintenance Section, in 1974. 22 years later I retired as the Maintenance Supervisor. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [05MAR2012]

CANNADAY, Dee flamtnman49@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 as an aircrewman from 1970 to 1976. Anybody remember?..." [21DEC2005]

Memorial Picture "...CARLSTROM, Glenn...It is with sadness I relay the following message I have just received from fellow VQ-1 member Bob Galloway: From: "Bob & Nan Galloway" bobnan@socket.net - Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2001 18:34 - Subject: RE: Glenn Carlstrom's Death-- VQ Friends: Glenn Carlstrom lost his battle with cancer on Sunday morning (8/5/01). He will be cremated. Marilyn is having a funeral service Thursday morning at the Martin Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg, Iowa. We plan to be there. Bob & Nan..." [18JUN2001]

CARPENTER, CTOCS(AW) Ed Shipmate Pix ecarp@iserv.net "...I was honored to serve at VQ-1 Det NAS Atsugi, Japan from Jan 82 to September 84 SPINTCOM Chief and as SPINTCOM CHIEF VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam October 84 through November 1986. With the number of missions flown by the air crews and the non-stop pace of the air crews. I was always amazed at their more than professional attitude to get the job done right. As the training never stopped when I was serving with the squadron. I see it has changed with the same pride and professionlism shown by the crew who were crashed and burned by the Chinese pilot. Again my hats off to them and to all who flew the not so friendly skies..." [PIX Added 23MAY2001 | 29APR2001]

CARPENTER, AT3 Richard "Dick" telord@worldnet.att.net "...VQ-1 Crew 24 1960-1961. Would like to hear from anyone in the squadron during that time frame. Especially interested in finding W.E. Carpenter and Pfeiffer. I don't have E-mail, so I'm using my nephews..." [16SEP99]

Memorial Picture "...CARRINGTON, AVCM Curt...I have just read the following message from Allan "Putt" Prevette, VQ Association Secretary, that is posted on the VQ Association website: "The Fleet Reserve magazine has reported the passing of AVCM Curt Carrington. Curt was in VQ-1 in the late 60s and early 70s and flew as AES on EC-121M aircraft. I had the good fortune to make many DaNang Dets with Curt and I remember him as a real professional and a trememdous asset to a flight crew. After VQ-1 Curt went to Treasure Island, CA where he provided technical knowedge in ECM to the surface Navy. He was one of the first "airdale" Master Chiefs to go aboard a non-aviation ship as Senior Enlisted advisor"...Mel Davidow, LT USNR (Ret) meldavidow@earthlink.net..." [11MAR2005]

CARTER, AMCS Dave Retired truck72454@yahoo.com "...I served with VA-65 (1971-1975), Non-Destructive Inspection Lab (NDI) at NAS Oceana, VA (1975-1978), VP-30 (1979) FE School, VP-16 (1979-1983), VP-31, VT-26, VQ-1 (1983-1986), VP-49 (1986-1991), NAval DEPot (NADEP) (1991-1993), VQ-1 (1993-1995) and retired early 1995. I now live in NE Ohio..." [08MAR2013]

CECIL, Wayne K. toot@iag.net "...I was in VQ-1 from 7/57 until 5/60 and in VQ-2 5/63 until 5/65 my homepage is: http://www.iag.net/~toot. It is a Navy theme and is under construction, but operational. Shim pai nay. Miss the Good times. Thanks for this VP Page..." [07APR99]

CHAPP, James z9358211@worldnet.att.net "...VQ-1 Shipmates NAS Iwakuni, Japan, Mar. 58 thru Sept. 58 Hello!! Anyone still around from that time period? I was an aviation electronic tech in the ECM shop. You might not remember me but I bet you remember the motorcycle accident Sept 13, 58 that Charlie Youngblood and myself were in. Sadly, Charlie died that day and I spent a year in Navy and VA hospitals to recover, had a family, raised three boys and a girl, all married with kids now. 39th wedding anniv. coming up June 18, I'm one of the lucky ones. Would like to hear from anyone that was was there at VQ-1..." [06JUN99]

COCHRANE, AT2 Todd cochrane@bbsnets.com "...Hello VQ-1/NRL Shipmates want to here from all of you drop me a line or add me to your ICQ list 2233255 look forward to getting up to date on were everyone has been and were there going..." [15JAN98] [ICQ# 2233255]

COLLEY, Mike mikecolley@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-30 from '78 to '80 as an ATAN/AT3 and transfer to VQ-1 in '80 to '84 as AT3/AT2. I hated to see the Q move because Guam as a nice place and Det's in the PI with the night life was FUN. I miss the guys that never made it back and the one that did, Bob Huff..." [24MAR99]

CHARSKY, Eric W. EWCHARSKY1@aol.com "...After leaving the Q, and going into Army Special Ops it is good too see a way to track old sgdn mates down. I am interested in tracking anyone down that was in the Q from 88-93, any info please let me know..." [21SEP2000]

CLAUSEN, ABH1 Steven Retired hawker44@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1981 to 1987, VP-44 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam and then NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 19JUL2010 | 19JAN2001]

CLOUD,AMH1 Larry cloud@oakharbor.net "...I'm currently assigned to VQ-1. If you're looking for someone that is still here perhaps I can contact them for you..." [01APR99]

COBB, Maoon kerfed@yahoo.com "...Billy Beard - Just dropping a line, working with you in VQ-1 was a BLAST what a TEAM I was on several crews esp the Gaggle [word removed] Crew 35 with Randy Rattler, Art Lobato, Dan Steele, Greg Jazzloweicki, and many more, several other heroes. Now I work at the Johnson Space Center and have spurred projects like the Hubble repair, X-38, Trans Hab, oh ya ISS, T-38 upgrade and more. I have been an asset to my country discount PI, but was a fun fun thank you God experience" bla bla bla thanks Billy! Signed lucky to have been there. Oh ya Indianapolis was fun too, damn Lockheed burning the first one up after the gold rush fitz fun 2 month Mason Cobb. [Removed] PS need my middle station patch..." [16SEP2000]

COPE, AK1 David Lee Retired copeak169@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 (03/1972-1975) at NAS Agana, Guam with deployments to NAS Atsugi, Japan, FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Anyone know what happened to David Flemming?..." [29OCT2012]

CRAWFORD, Ed ed_see@yahoo.com "...Retired frm VP-40 91-93; VX-1 E6-A project,Command DAPA, 88-91; VP-9 Flt Eng, on almost every CAC at one time or another, Also QAFE. 85-88; AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California PowerPlants, TestCell, 83-85; VP-40 first qualed as Flt Eng, If anyone knows were John Kilroy, Steve Bryan, Terry Berg, Pete Condon, and all the others that gave me a helping hand please let me know, Flt Eng School, VP-31 79-80, made it by the skin of my teeth, ASW Test Directorate NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, ground pounder mech. 78-79; VP-46 ground pounder mech, 76-78, VQ-1, Mech ground pounder mech EP-3E/B's EA-3B plane capt. Phase mech. with Berry Penninger. Any and all Shipmates let me hear from you..." [15AUG99]

CREASY, AMCS John P. Retired jcreasy@juno.com"...Served in VQ2 79-82 as AMCS, Ret in Aug 1982 at Rota, Sp. Was assigned to VQ1 in 1984 as EA-3 rep until 1985 then went to VQ2 again as EA-3 Rep. Am interested in attending a reunion if any. Would like to hear from others. Am presently with the marines as a AV-8 rep. Served with marines in Desert Shield etc..."

CRIPPES, Robert krispy_critter@earthlink.net "...I found quite a few of the Shipmates I was stationed with both in VW-11 and VQ-1. I was on Crew 4 with the Captain at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I was on active duty from 1963 to 1970 with my last outfit being VA-122 at NAS Lemoore, California. I went back into the reserves in 1975 and finally retired from VP-90 and COMPATWINGLANT in 1994..." [24MAR2003]

CRIPPES, ATC Robert J. Retired krispy_critter@earthlink.net "...I served with VQ-1 from 1966-1969. If I remember right, I was in crew 4. I was stationed at FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam when we were mortared on an earlier evening and two of our ground crew were injured by the mortar. One was permanently disabled and the other one spent about three months in the hospital. Also my 2nd radar operator was on radio monitor duty the day our "Willie" was shot down by North Korea. It's been quite awhile but some of those things are coming back with the way the situation has been lately..." [06MAR2003]

CROMWELL, AT1 Nick Retired tncro@yahoo.com "...Served as an IFT in VP/VQ from 1989 to 2002. VP-31, VP-40, VQ-1, and Force Warfare/VX-20. Old Shipmates, please feel free to drop me a line or two..." [29APR2002]

CULVER, Sam culver@kpt.nuwc.navy.mil "...I was with VQ-1 from 1971-1974. I worked ground support. Was one of the last to leave FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam.I have hundreds of photos. VQ-1 was the most fun I had in my life. I'll never forget the experience. Would love to hear from someone in that time period. I'm not in the military. I work for the DOD..." [01MAR2002]

CULVER, William "Bill" wculver@comcast.net "...I was in VAH-7 and VAW-33, as well as VW-4 and VQ-1 over a 10 period. I have a Roster of names from VAH-7 from April of 1958 if anyone is interested. I worked in Personnel Office and kept that month roster with other memorium items. Thanks..." [BIO Updated 06MAR2005 | E-Mail Updated 01NOV2004 | BIO Updated 23AUG2004 | E-Mail Updated 29SEP2002 | E-Mail Updated 05APR2001 | 24AUG98]


DANIEL, Thomas "Tad" taddytad@yahoo.com "...I was attached to VQ-1 in NAS Agana, Guam from 1987 to 1989. I am looking to find old navy buddies that might have served with me during that time. I am currently a graphic artist working in Fort Worth, Texas, but live in Arlington, Texas. Looking forward to hearing from you!..." [23AUG2005]

DASHER, AT1 Rick rickdasher@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1984-1987 as a ground pounder AT. Went aircrew and served with VAQ-33 as an EP-3A/J IFT from 1988-1991. I transitioned to P-3C UIII and went to VP-45 from 1992-1995. I did an instructor tour at VP-30 from 1996-1999. Transfered to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii for a tour with VP-47 and will retire from there in 2003. Anybody who remembers me, drop me a line..." [03SEP2002]

DAVIDOW, Mel meldavidow@earthlink.net "...I am one of the original 12 pilots that received orders in January, 1951, to begin training that led to the formation of the Special Project Division of the Air Operations Department of NS Sangley Point, Philippines flying P4M-1Qs. Later this became VW-1 Det A and finally VQ-1. I left the squadron (VW-1 Det A by then) in Sept 1953. During my last year on active duty, 1954, I was a flight instructor at NAS Pensacola, Florida where one of my students, Ned Rankin, later became a pilot in VQ-2..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAY2003 | 18JUN99]

DAVIS, Todd (Charley) chazjulie@home.com "...Pilot, VP-30, VQ-1, VQ-2 (USN), United States, 11/06/83, present, P-3A, P-3B, P-3C, EP-3E..." [E-Mail Updated 21FEB99 | 26MAR98]

Memorial Picture "...DEANE, Bill...With great sadness I relay following email from Ethel Deane, wife of Bill Deane: " ...Three weeks ago Bill had 5-way heart bypass surgery. He was recovering very well, but last Monday night he had a heart attack and died..." Bill will be remembered as one of the early members of VQ-1 when it flew the P4M-1Q Martin Mercator. He and Ethel were regular attendees of the semi regular informal Reunions of the pilots and evaluators that flew in the P4M-1Q Martin Mercator in the squadron known as Special Projects Division, VW-1 Det A, VW-3 Det A, and, finally, VQ-1. You may contact Ethel at edeane@cox.net...Mel Davidow meldavidow@earthlink.net..." [24AUG2002]

DEAN, ADCS George R. Retired g.dean@comcast.net "...Served in VP-45 52-54. Flew as mech/Fe on crew 12. I was pleased to find a lot of names I recognize from then. Also had a great 2000 Reunion in Jax. We flew PBM5s2's. I had Lt Hunt and Lt Mould. Couldn't ask for better. Also Ens DeButts Rest of my flying time was in Connies about 6000 hrs. Was in VW-14, Matron 2 which was changed to BarsRon & finally AEW BarRonPac. Spent two tours chasing typhoons with VW-1 in NAS Agana, Guam. Was the last Power Plants CPO before the sqdn was absorbed into VQ-1, which was my last sqdn. Then went to NAS Agana, Guam. Retired in Memphis as ADCS in 74. Was wounded in DaNang, 1 Feb 71. Only "hero" VW-1 had, though operating in country for about 6 years. Currently barbering in Augusta, Ga. Got shot there, too, thru the shoulder on Christmas Eve, no less. I insisted on going after them cause I was NAVY TRAINED, but was restrained. Too old, I guess. Anyway, the time in VP-45 was about the best ever, anywhere. Smooth Sailing..." [E-Mail Updated 10FEB2002 | E-Mail Updated 01AUG2001 | 20MAR2001]

DELL, Frank fdell@cswnet.com "...Flew with VW-1 from Sep 69 until Sep 71 when we were absorbed by VQ-1. Transferred to FWC Guam from there and then to Olympic College in the ADCOP program before going to PMTC Pt Mugu for a tour. Flew with the PMTC range special ops downrange while there from 94 to 97. I was an AG1 when in VW-1, flew with Crew 3 in TE-3. ADC Dave Brundage, AD1 Don Clark, AD1 Red Batson and AD1 Roy Zimmerman flew as engineers. AGC Al Upton was our METRO. Sure would like to know what happened to some of the crew..." [28DEC97]

DICKSON, AME2 Jim webfoot@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1976-1979) aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and USS Ranger (CV-61). Looking for Randy Phillips and Jim Sharp..." [19NOV2013]

DORRY, ADJC Donald (Hunky) D3605@AOL.COM "...My VP career started in 1957 with VP-6 at Barbers Point flying the P-2V-5F. I was first assigned to Crew 7 in PC-7. My pilot and Squadron XO was CDR. Ward. I was second mech and AD-2, LV Smith was PC. Made two deployments to Iwakuni and many short detachments to Midway and islands west. Departed VP-6, April 1960 for the new RAG (VP-31) forming up at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Continued flying in the P-2's both 5F's and 7's also cross trained in the P5M-2's. Was selected to start training on the new P-3V (later renamed to P-3A) and started going to factory schools all over the country. Attended the first F/E class that was taught by Lockheed Instructors at Det. NAS Moffett Field, California. After completing F/E training I was assigned to the training department and taught ground and flight school for the next two years. Transfered to VP-19 and made the 11 month deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. Departed the squadron Feb 1967 while it was on deployment at Iwakuni. Departed to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington for training as a A3 Nav and was assigned to VQ-2 at completion of training. NS Rota, Spain without a doubt was my best assignment in the navy. Originally went over for a 24 month tour and finally departed there 54 months later. Did a short tour (6 months) at VT-7 NAS Meridian. Managed to terminate my shore duty and was assigned to VQ-1 at NAS Aguna Guam. Went back through VP-31 for P3 F/E refresher training Spent most of that tour flying P-3's out of the graden spot, Danang. Pulled a tour of duty in Naples as VR-24's Maintenance Chief and a tour of duty at NAS Norfolk, Virginia in VAW-25 as Maintenance Chief. Retired from there with 23 years of service off the JFK at pier 12..." [10JUN98]

DOWNS, DEAN DDOWNS@PWD.ORG "...I FLEW WITH VQ-1 FROM 80-83..." [09MAY2001]

DURDEN, AWC Charles R. Retired btdurden@centurylink.net "...I served with FAW-6, TAD to FASRON-120 (1957), VQ-1 (1958) FAETUPAC (1959) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VAW-13 (1961), VP-6 (1963) with a deployment to Okinawa, Japan and Detachment to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, FAETUPAC NAS Moffett Field, California (1965), USS BENNINGTON (1968), VP-48 (1969) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines / NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines / U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational (FASO) at NAS Moffett Field, California (1971) and retired in 1975. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAR2012 | 17JUL2001]


EARNNEY, Robert rearney@luling.txed.net "...I was stationed with VW1/VQ1 Guam from about mid 1969 to mid 1971. Aviation Electronic Tech E5. I worked in check crew. Lived in Mong Mong. I passed through Guam two years ago and could see into the old hangar from across at the Internation Terminal. I will be passing through Guam again in a few years. I will probably stop off for a few days on the island..." [18OCT2003]

ECKERT, AT1 Vicky L. vickster@fidalgo.net"...I flew with VQ-2 from Aug 91 to Sep 94. I'm currently attached to VQ-1 as a aircrewman..."

EIDSON, Dan "Big Dirty Dan" eidsond@planttel.net "...FORMER VAP-62(67-69), VAP-61(TAD in 69), VAQ-33 (Oct. 69 to July 70), VA-174(1971-1975), VA-37(1975 on Med cruise) members can email me. I was Navy from 1965 to 1975. Was TAD with VQ-1 in DaNang in 1969. Two trips to Peurto Rico, 1968 and 1970. Let me hear from you...I served with VAP-62 from May, 1967 to October, 1969. Did TAD work with VAP-61 the summer of 1969. See the page http://www.webspawner.com/users/vap62 for email address from both squadrons. Also, there are some photos..." [BIO Updated 14JAN2002 | 00XX97]

ELLIOTT, CWO3 Charles A. "Chuck" Retired charles@charlesaelliott.com "...I served with VP-31, VP-4, VX-1 and VQ-1. I flew as a P-3 FE from 1979-1987. My fondest Navy memories are from my VP days and look forward to hearing from former Shipmates..." Personal WebSite: http://www.charlesaelliott.com/ [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04FEB2012 | BIO Updated 10NOV2002 | E-Mail Updated 09MAR2002 | 17AUG98]

EMBER, Chuck ember@utinet.net "...I served with VQ-1 from August 1956 to April 1958. Interested in locating any of the guys from that time period. VQ-1 was and still a great outfit and I am proud that I did a tour. Loved the P4M. A great aircraft to fly in..." [28MAY2003]


FIELDS, David dfields@aol.com "...I served in VQ-1 from June 1958-60 at NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was PC and aircrew on the TV-2 jet trainer and second mech. aircrew on the P4M. During this time we lost two A3 aircraft, one off Hawaii and one off NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Also on 16 June 59 migs attacked one of our P4M aircraft on a patrol and it landed at Miho, Japan without rudder and the two starboard engines were out. They blew the starbord main tire on landing. The plane commander got the DFC and the crew got air metals as I recall. The tail gunner got the purple heart, he was hurt pretty bad. I also knew Charlie Youngblood who was killed on the motorcycle. I just read where one of you asked about it. I did a lot of oil changes and intensive repair on that hog P4M. Those R4360 engines and the four blade Hamelton Standard props realy shook when we put the power to them, sounded like thunder. That 28 cylinder engine had four rows of seven cylinders each and four distributors, what a chore to time it. The carbureator was about the size a three fourth full sea bag. Each engine oil tank was about 80 gallons as I recall. It did use some oil and leaked a lot. It had a two stage supercharger. It also had a galley and usually the electrician crewman would cook for us. What a powerful aircraft. It had two Allison J-33 jets mounted aft of each main engine. It was a very high maintenance aircraft but, performed very well and was built very strong. We lived in a barracks used by the Australian Forces during WW2. Most of us young sailors bought motor cycles shortly after getting there and ran them to work, to chow, to town, to Hiroshima, about 30 miles away and in the evening we would run them pretty hard on the slip way, which went out to the P5M sea plane base about 3 miles away. We also were in trouble at times with the Marine MP's both on the base and in town, mostly because of our motorcycles. On long liberty we sonetimes got the Marine R4Q box car or R5D mail and cargo flight up to NAS Atsugi, Japan about 400 miles north. It was quite often piloted by a Marine Master Sergeant and a Tec. Serg. for co-pilot. We stood three section duty because we had lots of post watches to cover as you know..." [29MAR2000]

FINLEY, Jeff jfinley@jetpro.net "...I served with VQ-1, VQ-2, VX-1 and Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division (NAWC-ADI). Looking for old VQ friends. I am living in Dallas Texas and loven it..." [23APR2009]

FLEMING, AT3 Bob rfleming@hcpss.org "...I served with VQ-1 from 1971-1974. Looking for Shipmates that I served with in NAS Atsugi, Japan and FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam..." [01JUL2009]

FONTAINE, John erbarza@neo.rr.com "...VQ-1 79-82, AIMD NS Rota, Spain 82-86, VR22 NS Rota, Spain 87-90, Cal Lab NS Rota, Spain 90-93, VQ-2 93-96, Cal Center NAS Norfolk, Virginia 96-98. Spent "most" of my time in NS Rota, Spain...what good times. Remember Bar Flash Rota? Drop me a line..." [11MAR2001]

Memorial Picture "...FORBUSH, Charlie...Charlie Forbush passed away May 24th, 2002 and will be buried at Arlinton National Cemetary on June 26, 2002. Charlie was originally in Com Unit 38C and was a plank owner in VQ-1. Moved with the squardon to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and was trasfered out in 1956. One of the good old boys. I'll sure miss him. Best regards...Harold Warner madfoxme@aol.com..." [08JUN2002]

FORD, Alvin ACFord1999@aol.com "...I joined in 1979, and served in Squadrons VC-5, VQ-1, VPU-2, and VC-1. I took an early retirement, and I'am now with U.S. Customs in Detroit..." [06JUL99]

FORD, AMSC Ken (Henry) Retired POrion3@aol.com "...I know its mispelled, but someone already has the address.I was a flight engineer with VP-46 (1968-1972), VP-31 (1972-1974), VP-47 (1974-1978), Instructor at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1976-1980) VQ-1 (1980-1984) NAS Memphis, Tennessee and finally a Navy recruiter (1984-1988). Would like to here from anyone inthose squadrons..." [E-Mail Updated 16JAN99 | 20DEC98]

FOSTER, AT Ron ronfster@aol.com "...I served with VP-17 (1968-1970), VQ-1 (1974-1977) with Crew-36, VQ-2 (1978-1981) worked in Special Projects and VP-45 (1982-1985) with CAC-5..." [E-Mail Updated 20OCT2011 | 04NOV97]

FOWLER, Danny usn8ret@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-5 from 1980 to 1983 as Command Career Counselor and VQ-1..." [18OCT2003]


GASTON, Jim gastonjd@cnw.com "...I was in VQ-2 from 85-89 and VQ-1 from 92-96 (yes, both Guam and Whidbey). Now I am doing the VQ single site training thing here in Whidbey..."

GEHAN, Anthony C. anthonysulick@verizon.net "...VQ-1 Vet; 75/77; NAS Agana, Guam, NAS Atsugi, Japan, and the Philippines..." [14APR2007]

Memorial Picture "...GIBSON, MCPO Bill...Bill Gibson passed away July 2007. He served with VQ-1 and VQ-2..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [08AUG2008]

GIESSMAN, ADRC George R. Retired jmgiess@gate.net "...Served with VR-7 & VR-8 from 1955-60; AEWRARRONPAC 1960-64; NASG Lynco 1964-67; VQ-1 1967-69; VW-4 1969-70; NASG Lynco 1970-75. Flight Engineer last 12 yrs of my career. Like to hear from Shipmates who flew those times. Anyone know where Ed Yarga is. Last heard was flying flight engineer for Japan Airlines. Thanks..." [29JUL98]

GOLD, AMH Chris meeeko63@hotmail.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1984-1988) with Detachments aboard the USS Midway (CV-41) and USS Enterprise (CVN 65)..." [15MAY2012]

GONZALEZ, Bruce "Big Daddy" 104704.1661@compuserve.com "...I was a Radioman (RM2) attached to VQ-1 NAS, Agana, Guam, Circa 1974 thru 1978. I thought VQ-1 was Disestablished, good to see the squadron is still "doing its thing."..."

GOUGH, John GoughJ@secondflt.navy.mil "...VP-44 1984-1988, PMTC 1988-1990, VQ-2 1991-1994, VQ-1 1994-1996. NFO on EP-3A, RP-3A, P-3C UII, EP-3E ARIES I and II. Now flying a desk at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [E-Mail Updated 29MAY2002 | 13JAN98]

GRACE, Joe c/o Jeff Miller jeffpmiller@msn.com "...Looking for pictures or model of US Navy EC121 Super Connie. Great site. I served VW-1/VQ-1 NAS Agana Guam 70-72. I would like to hear from anyone who was in Guam with me. Please write to me: Joe Grace, 17 Siberling Dr., Ckeektowaga, NY 14225..." [11AUG98]

GRAHAM, Clifford cgraham054@bellsouth.net "...I served with VQ-1 from 1972 to 1975 (deployed to NAS Agana, Guam). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [25JAN2004]

GROFF, Steve segroff@oakharbor.net "...Hey all I was stationed with VQ-1 (91-94) in Guam, then got the dream order to Aircrew instructor duty NAS Pensacola, Florida. and now I'm back in VQ-1 again, been here since Oct. 97 with only 910 days left, but who's counting. Drop a line!..." [03NOV98]

GROSS, Joe jgross01@coair.com "...After a tour in F-4's with VF-103, Did the P-3 FE (and they paid me for it!!) with VP-90, VP-17, VP-6, and VQ-1. Finished up my career with VQ-5 as the Maint Chief. Now working with Continental Airlines in Cleveland. Yes, I really did leave WestPac. Looking for Gerald R. (Randy) Anderson. VP-6 NAV/TACCO, COMNAVPHIL, and ASWOC/TSC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Any e-mail address would be greatly appreciated..." [E-Mail Updated 13MAR2002 | 04JAN2001]

GUIDRY, AVCM Oren A. II Retired orenathome@aol.com "...Retired after 26 plus great years. Best squadrons served in was VA-75, VQ-1 and VQ-3. Worked on A-6, F-4, A-7, A-3, S-3, P-3, E-6A and C-130. Spent time aboard USS Saratoga (CV-3), USS Forrestal (CV-59), USS Ranger (CV-61) and USS Midway (CV-41). Could not give it up so I am currently working on CBP's P-3s in Corpus Christi, Texas. Love to hear from any Shipmates!..." [20SEP2013]


HALL, ADRC Marty Retired mjhall@awc.fairbanks.ak.us "...F/E Willie's AEWBarRonPac , VQ-1, NRL, wrenched the Willies VW-13 and VW-15. Let's see... also F/E'd Herc's in VR-7 and Plane Capt. station C-54 on NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Misc other squadrons wrench'd and flew misc other aircraft but my thoughts go back mostly to The " Q " and PR-21..." WebSite: http://home.awcable.com/~mjhall/ [E-Mail/URL Updated 11OCT2004 | 03NOV98]

HALSEY, ADC(AW) TOM jthalsey@swbell.net "...VQ-3 Jan 96 -Dec 98. VFA-94 Oct 93-Dec95. VQ-1 83-85 & 91-93. VPU-2 85-88. VT-27 80-82. OMD C.C. Tex. AIMD Kingsville TX...Currently working for Raytheon Aerospace on the U. S. Customs Service P-3's in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27NOV2001 | Updated 15APR98]

HAMMOND, AOCS Edwin G. Retired 67sled@comcast.net "...I was stationed with VQ-1 in 1962-63 in NAS Atsugi, Japan. I was Aide-De-Camp to Master Chief Renner and worked in the Ordnance Shop. I served with Heavy Attack squadrons VAH-4, VAH-10 and VAH-123 and A6A's in VA-145 from 1960 til 1969, on Active Duty. I was with VP-69 as an Ordnance Aircrewman from Feb 1970 til retirement in Dec of 1989. Active with the PBY Memorial Foundation Command Display at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Seaplane base as a Docent for the Command Display..." [BIO Updated 24NOV2009 | E-Mail Updated 24JUL2007 | 01FEB98]

HATTMAN, Harry (Ernie) harry.hattman@honeywell.com "...Served in VQ-1 1960-1963 ATR-2. Flew in EC-121Ms as rader operator. Would like to hear from anyone there at the time. Tried to return an E-Mail to Nick Rotnicki at mkrnovsan@excite.com but it came back undelivered. Help with that? Had an opportunity to visit Yokohama and Sagami in 1988. If anybody wonders what happened to everything in those 25 years! Let me hear from you!..." [28APR2000]

HAYNES, AD1(AW/NAC) Richard "JED" Retired rhaynes@rjsonline.net "...I did 2 tours in VQ-1 from 1977 through 1981 and 1982 through 1985. Any old friends e-mail me..." [26JUL99]

HARRIS, Donald dharris1@twmi.rr.com "... I served with AEWBarRonPac from 1963 to 1965 and VQ-1 at NAS Atsugi, Japan, from 1965 to September 1966..." [E-Mail Updated 07APR2009 | 11APR98]

HECKLER, AT1 Richard c/o Darrell Heckler darrellheckler@cox.net "...My father, AT Richard Heckler, served with VQ-1 at NAS Atsugi, Japan, during the late 1960's. Dad currently lives in Thousand Oaks, Ca. I am looking anyone who served with him. Darrell Heckler..." [22AUG2009]

HICKINBOTHAM, Mark hickinbotham@verizon.net "...I served with VQ-1 from 1985 to 1989 as a Radio Op (AT2) for Hardcore 34 and other crews, a plankowner for the Det Shemya "White Puppy Seal Clubber's Society - No Pup Too Tough" and many other crazy crew events. I can say I learned a great deal from those who trained us, and had a great time. Eddie Zawacki in Korea with the Mr. Microphone "emergency recall" for Air Force personnel, thus clearing the bar for us are just a few of the great memories of the crew. Second tour was from 1996 2000 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Now I am going back with orders to report in February 2004 for another four. Anyone who recognizes the long name, I would like to hear from you. God bless..." [02SEP2003]

HEINRICH, AO2 Paul heinrich@avci.net "...I served with VP-6 (1960-1964) with Crew-9 and VQ-1 (03/1964-11/1965)..." [BIO Updated 16NOV2012 | 17APR2009]

HOFHINE, CAPTAIN Duane J. c/o His Son David S. Hofhine hofhine@worldnet.att.net "...Capt. Duane James Hofhine..." [29FEB2000]

HOGAN, Michael P. (The Goat) mphogan@ix.netcom.com "...Stationed with VQ-2 from 1965 through 1969. Radio/radar among other things. Temporary duty with VQ-1, stupidly volunteered for "Bravo" just in time for the "Tet" and subsequent spring and summer DaNang festivities. Volunteered for every boat trip or other Det available. Couldn't handle too much T-town, Old Hong Kong, Dutch Club, California Bar, etc..."

Memorial Picture "...HOLMBERG, Ron...I received the following from JD Meyer, President of the VQ Association concerning the passing of Ron Holmberg.

"...To All VQ:

This is to advise you all of the passing of the our secretary for the past number of years. Ron finished his work and life here on earth, and left us to join his Heavenly Father on Thursday evening at about 9:30 PM, 17 January 2002. His pain and suffering ended then and he is now in the comfort and loving arms of our Lord.

The immediate family he has left includes his wife, Shawnee, and their son, Ryan. There are many other family members who will remember his as well. As of this writing the details of a memorial service are not known. Nor are any of his wishes and desires for those wanting to recognize his life. He did ask that his remains be cremated and his ashes scattered near Santa Cruz, CA, an area that was his favorite. As his family makes the decisions on the commemoration of his life I will pass that information along as it is made known.

As some of you may know Ron served a total of thirteen (13) years with VQ-1 at NAS Atsugi, Japan. He retired from the Navy as a CTICS. Since leaving the active duty he has worked in the firm of Klein and Stump, Inc. He volunteered to be the secretary of the VQ Association when the search for a replacement for our original secretary was underway. Never once have I regretted accepting his offer. I know our Association is much better organized as a direct result of his efforts. He was a master (none better) in the utilization of the personal computer and its capabilities. He used his skill in supporting us all via our association. Most notable in my opinion is our association web site (http://www.kleinandstump.com/VQ/index.htm ), which he independently created.

As our last reunion was coming Ron worked tirelessly to collect all the information, record it, and forward it to the people who needed it. He opted not to attend and instead visit with his brother in California. When he returned from there he was not feeling particularly well, experiencing a persistent cough, pain, lack of appetite and weight loss. His doctors referred him to Johns Hopkins near early November where the diagnosis was the one most feared by us all. The prognosis was not the most positive but he entered into the chemotherapy treatment process the advised and recommended. Although the prognosis did not materially change as the progressed Ron seemed to be holding his own. However, this past week proved otherwise, athe intensity of his pain never subsided. And on Thursday evening his strengthen ran out and he left this life.

Ron, we sincerely thank you for the many ways you have enriched our lives, and added to good fellowship we enjoy. Your many contributions to our VQ community are appreciated, and will be long remembered by each of us. You made my task of being president a real pleasue. Thank you and God bless.

With sincerest humility,

J D Meyer, VQ Association President

PS. For those who have communication with the secretary please forward your requests, questions, etc. to me. Also feel free to pass this message to anyone who you know may be interested..." Contributed by Mel Davidow meldavidow@earthlink.net [21JAN2002]

UPDATE "...The Memorial Service for Ron Holmberg, Secretary of the VQ Association, is scheduled for 1000 AM on Saturday, 2 Feb 2002, at the Fleck Funeral Home, 7601 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel.

Directions to the Fleck Funeral Home, 7601 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD

From IS95N/S take Exit 33A to Rte 198; continue on Rte 198 to first major intersection, which is Van Dusen. Make a Left Turn on Van Dusen and proceed one short block, make Left Turn onto Sandy Spring Road. Proceed 0.6 (2/3) mile. The Fleck Funeral Home is on left side. In the event parking lot is full at the funeral home the church parking lot next door is available for overflow parking.

In lieu of flowers, Shawnnee and Ryan request that any memorial donations be sent to the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society (ACS) will accept donations via a toll free call to 1-800-227-2345. Your contribution can be accomplished with your credit card. Most major cards are accepted. They will also accept personal checks at the same toll free number, and the procedures being explained to the caller. Please remember to advise the ACS that your donation is in honor of Ron Holmberg of Laurel, MD. Also that Mrs. Shawnnee Holmberg should receive notification of your donation honoring Ron. Her address is 16217 Gales Street, Laurel, MD 20707. And of course be sure to advise them of your name and address.

J. D. Meyer
VQ Association President..." Contributed by Mel Davidow meldavidow@earthlink.net [27JAN2002]

Memorial Picture "...HOVATTER, CAPTAIN Patrick J...Captain Patrick James Hovatter, U.S. Navy (Ret.), age 60, of Havelock, formerly of Leonardtown, Md., and Fairfax, Va., died January 2, 2012, after a sudden and brief illness - Assignments included VP-10, VT-2, VQ-2, Chief of Naval Operations, VQ-1, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, and Vice Commander at Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division. Pat commanded VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam (1992-1993) and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (2000-2002). He completed a very distinguished Naval career as the Director of International Programs for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland...In lieu of flowers, the Hovatter family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project 1120 G Street NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005, or www.woundedwarriorproject.org...more..." WebSite: Forest Lake Times http://forestlaketimes.com/ [13JAN2012]

HOWARD, Jerry SGT0614@aol.com "...I BEGAN MY TOUR OF DUTY WITH THE WOODPECKER (VP-49) IN JUNE OF 1985 AND ENDED IT IN JUNE OF 1990. I WAS A FLIGHT ENGINEER ON CREWS 1,2,7 AND 9. FLEW WITH A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM PAST SQUADRON MATES...I am a retired AEC/FE. I was stationed in VQ-2 from May have 72 until May of 75 . Then I went to shore duty in Pensacola until 78 when I transferred to VQ-1. I flew with crew 34 mostly but we were short on engineers and you flew with whoever. I retired in 93 and am now a deputy sheriff in Florida..." [BIO Updated 25FEB99 | 13AUG98]

Memorial Picture "...HOWELL, Glenn V...I have the sad duty to report that Glenn V. Howell, ADRC ret. died in his home in Penn. last Friday. His daughter, Glenna-Jo Gelnett, has authorized me to post this notice on this site so that his former Shipmates can be informed of this. Here is the E-mail she sent to me on Saturday: Mr. Olson, I am Glenn's daughter and I have some sad news. My dad passed away suddenly Friday afternoon. He collasped after taking a bath. He was talking with his bath aide when all of the sudden he passed out. By the time the ambulance got here it was too late. My e-mail address is tgelnett@ptd.net. I'm sorry too have tell this sad news. Glenna-Jo Gelnett. If you knew him I am sure she would appreciate condolences and remembrances from former shipmates..." Contributed by Donald Olson dlolson40@juno.com [07FEB2000]

HUETE, Julio Z. Jr. jzhjr@comcast.net "...I served with VP-23 (1981-1984), VP-44 (1984-1986), VQ-2 (1986-1989), NADEP NAS Alameda, California Flight Check (1989-1992), VQ-1 (1992-1994) and retired as a P-3 Flight Engineer 8251. Went to work for Tracor Flight Systems Chile (1994-1996), Raytheon (1996-1999) amd currently working for the U. S. Customs Service as a FE..." [21AUG2013]

HUGHES, Ed northlandsk8@sbcglobal.net "...During my 10 year career as an aviation storekeeper, I served mainly with the VP and VQ communities. I served at NAS Adak, Alaska from 1975 to 1976, VQ-1 on NAS Agana, Guam and NAS Atsugi, Japan from 1976 to 1978 and NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1978 to 1982. I met my wife at NAS Atsugi, Japan when she was a foreign exchange student from the University of Missouri. I would be interested in hearing from anyone serving at any of these places during the times indicated. I truly miss the VP community. My fondest memories come from those years..." [E-Mail Updated 24AUG2003 | E-Mail Updated 14SEP2000 | 28SEP98]

HUGHES, CAPTAIN Ivan E. Retired IEHughes@aol.com "...Joined the Navy in 1958 and went to Boot Camp at Great Lakes then AVPREP School at NAS Norman, Oklahoma and AE "A" School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Served with VR-6 at McGuire AFB from November 1959 until December 1961. Assigned first to the Engine Build Up Shop (EBU), then to the AE shop, and finally to a "Pre-Flight/Block-Out Crew" where I worked until I was transferred to VR-3 while awaiting orders to AE "B" School after re-enlisting. Made AE1 right after I got to "B" School, and then on to HU-2/HC-2 at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey. Selected for the Integration Program (Seaman to Admiral Program) in 1965, went to OCS in Newport, RI, and then to Naval Flight Officer Training at NAS Pensacola, Florida, NAS Glynco, Georgia, and finally to VAH-123, the A-3 RAG at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. VQ-2 was my first assignment as an officer, and I flew EA-3Bs and EC-121s as a Navigator. Leaving NS Rota, Spain as an LT, I next went to NAS Pensacola, Florida for three years of Instructor duty, and then to VAQ-33 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia where I flew ERA-3Bs, EA-4Fs, and EF-4s, and left the Squadron as a LCDR. Did a three year tour as the Staff Electronic Warfare Officer at the Fleet Electronic Warfare Support Group (FEWSG) in NAS Norfolk, Virginia then was selected as OinC of the VP-26 Special Projects Detachment in NAS Brunswick, Maine where I made CDR in 1980. In 1981, I was screened for Aviation Command and was ordered to VQ-1 on NAS Agana, Guam as Executive Officer and later became Commanding Officer. After NAS Agana, Guam, I was ordered to Washington DC to OP-05 (DCNO Air) on the CNO Staff where I was selected for CAPT in 1986. In 1987 I was ordered to the Naval War College in Newport, RI where I earned two Master's Degrees; one in Strategic Studies and International Affairs from the War College and another in Personnel Management from Salve Regina University in Newport. I guess I do things the hard way! I still do not have a bachelor's degree, but I do have an MA and an MS! After Newport I received orders to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) where I was assigned as the Command Support Plans and Programs Branch Chief until I retired in 1990. Now living in Pensacola, FL and enjoy fishing at least three or four days a week! Email me if you get the time!..." [BIO Updated 27SEP2013 } 22DEC98]

HUKARI, Ray rhukari@hotmail.com "...I was stationed in VQ-2 as an EWOP from '84-'87, then to PMTC Range Aircrew at NAS Point Mugu, California '87-'90, off to VQ-1 '90-'93 EWOP, then to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii '93-'96, and right now workin' it in Brunswick. Drop me a line. Word Up!..." [20NOV98]


INGERSOLL, Rick Lovecubi@aol.com "...I was stationed with VQ-1 from January 1976 to February 1979. We spent many a time at Detachment NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and Detachment NAS Atsugi, Japan. I ran with the best first duty station in the Navy. The best times of my life were with VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam. Worked in the Airframes shop with John Yakabowski, Byron Traphagen, Joe Wright, Moses Ilagan, Gab, Milo Brown, and others. If any are out there, sent me an e-mail..." [02OCT2001]

INGERSOLL, AT2 Robert H. activebus@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 (AT3) NAS Agana, Guam from May 1971 to March 1974. I flew as POS 1 and Radar EP-3B Crew 31. I am looking for Shipmates Mike Nichols, Greg Nash, Randy Paine, Bob Blu, Rolf (Andy) Anderson, Richard Delk, ATC Uren, Randy Reeves, Doug Bundren (FOUND), Rick Sinex (FOUND), Richard Flake FE., LT Al Aponowich, and LCDR Hokeness. I later joined VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California (AT2) from 1976 to 1978. I left the Navy in 1978 and joined the IBM corp for the folowing 18 years. We have found about 12 VQ-1 Shipmates over the last couple of years and are staying in touch. We got together in Las Vegas 2000, and Pensecola 2002. Guys like Pat 'PAPPY' Ayers A3, Al 'Stump' Dilks A3, Dave Hendricks C-121, Don Connoly C-121, and Mike Baugh! Please write me for information on future Reunions. I made many DET A and B deployments and flew many night missions December 1972. The names NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (Olongapo) and NAS Atsugi, Japan (Sagamioska and Yamato) still recall the smells and excitement of my time there. Proud to have served in VQ-1..." [17FEB2004]

IRWIN, Don donirwin@earthlink.net "...I served with VQ-1 (1981 to 1983) and SPOD (1987 to 1993) as Radio Operator and FE..." [16SEP2010]

Memorial Picture "...IWASKO, LT(jg) George Jr...My father was LT(jg) George Iwasko, Jr. He was an AEW (Airborne Early Warning) Officer aboard the EP-3C with VQ-1. He was stationed at NAS Agana, Guam during the early to mid 1970's. I was very young at the time between 4-7 years old. I remember alot actually of going to the base and seeing the Orions and super connie's. I also remember my father pushing me up into a " Whale" A-3 Skywarrior. I remember them fondley. I have aquired alot of squadron photos. I would like to share them with other members. My father was also a member of VQ-2 back when they flew EC-130's. Christopher Iwasko chrisiwasko@hotmail.com..." [11MAY2010]


JACKSON, AD2 G.W. "Action" gw_jackson@yahoo.com "...Hey any of you "Whalers." I served with VQ-1 "WestPac Whaling Co." from March 1980 to September 1982 and then again fm November 1985 to November 1988. I retired in December 1999. Anyone remember me?..." [11MAY99]

Memorial Picture "...JACKSON, AMSC (AW) Herbert E...On July 20th, 2011 AMSC(AW) Herbert E. Jackson was put to rest at sea. His wish was to be committed to the deep from one of his beloved P-3s. I along with a select crew aboard VQ-1 BUNO: 159512 flew over the Pacific where we released "The Chief". Chief JACKSON also spent many years with VP-65.." Contributed by JACKSON, AE2 Wesley P. wesley.p.jackson@navy.mil [BIO Updated 25JUL2011 | 22JUL2011]

JENSEN, Randall branrandjens@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 from Mar 90 to Dec 94 and am currently stationed on NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I sure enjoyed my tour with the Q and am looking forward to giving it supply support again, hopefully soon. Known by most Maintenance Chiefs as "God Damn Jensen". And yes, my moto is still, "If it ain't tied down, there's an empty spot where it was." - You know, Mission before madness. Also worked with a few VQ-2/VPU-1/VPU-2 during DS/DS. Would like to hear from fellow "Q" mates..." [07DEC98]

JOHNSON, ATC Chris 2CJEnterprises_@compuserve.com "...VQ-1 69-71, AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California 71-74, VP-50 76-79, VP-31 FRAMP 80-83, VP-40 84-87, and then good ole NAMTRADET 1012, then retirement. Still meet people at the commisary and exchange there at NAS Moffett Field, California..." [17OCT99]

JOHNSON, YNCS Orvel Retired oj@wf.net "...I was a YN2 attached to VQ-1 ( NAS Atsugi, Japan) from 67-70. I worked in the "back room" with the "spooks." I made two deployments to DaNang, and was with the squadron when we lost the plane to the Korean Migs. Also remember well the crew that was lost on landing in DaNang. Other than those experiences, I thoroughly enjoyed VQ-1 and Japan. I retired (back in Texas) in 1977 as YNCS..." [15AUG2000]

JOHNSON, Rod vito1@techline.com "...I served with VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam Jan73 to Feb 75. I flew was an Elint Operator on Crew 32 and bounced around a little between Crew 33 and 31 on the EP-3Bs and then went back to NAS Moffett Field, California on one the acceptance crews to bring the EP-3Es out to Guan. Was in Guam when we lost our A-3 training bird on a nav training flight off Kobi Japan, and when one of our radio operators was shot and killed by a Phillipino PC out in town. Remember a lot of people trying to remember a few more. Like to hear from some of the folks there around about that time. Left VQ-1 to got to VQ-4 and EC 130's and always wanted back. Finally went to VP-69 as an FCO and Inflight Tech. Sure miss the flying..." [18AUG2000]

JONES, Phillip pgjones@prodigy.net "...I was in VW-13, 1962-1964, flew as radar tech with Crew 4, "Big" Tom Moxley's crew, the best in the squadron. I was in VXN-8, we had 3 names in 3 years but VXN-8 was the last, 1967-1970. Flew Birdseye most of the time. Spent one tour in DaNang flying Blue Eagle One. I was in VQ-1 two different times, 1970-1973 and 1975-1981. Crew 24 AES. Many happy hours flying PR-24 and PR-27. Saddest memory is returning from a mission on an EP-3 and seeing PR-24 being torn apart over at NIPPI..." [17JUN2000]

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KELLER, AE2 Joe Shipmate Pix jgkeller1@gmail.com "...I flew with VQ-1, Crew 36 from 1975 to 1978 as an ELINT Op. I may be remembered as "Got 20 bucks till payday?" That was a long time ago. EWAC initially was LT Klopf then LCDR Atwood after Klopf rotated out. There's a few videos of us on YouTube thanks to Ron Foster (Philippines, Midway, Taegu and Guam). The memoriesare are still vivid even though the videos are jittery. We're gettin older day by day, some of us aren't in shape anymore and some of us still are. Thanks to the internet some of us are even in contact with each other. Nostalgia is wonderful when you're almost 60. When you pass 60 sometimes nostalgia is better than Samsonite. I've been living in Southeast Asia for 30 years now. If you take my military time into consideration and that means I've been here for nearly 40 years. ANyone hear from Jig Dog (he signed me off as an op)..." [PIX Added 07NOV2010 | 06NOV2010]

KELLY, JOHN "MEAT" KELLY AND MARY "IDLER" jfkiii@gateway.net "...SERVED VQ-1 (89-92) VPU-1 (93-96) STATIONED AT NAS OCEANA VA. VF-101. GIVE US A HOLLER! HARD CORE 34..." [23JUL98]

KING, CTTC(NAC) Joseph C. II Retired JKingii@aol.com "...Served with VQ-1 (1971-1973 & 1976-1978) and VQ-2 (1973-1976)..." [23FEB2000]

KIRNER, Bill billkirner@aol.com "...I was with "Q" when PR-24 was shot down by North Korean Migs in April of 69..."

KNOWLES, Douglas B. retcpo1989@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1967 through 1970, Nalf Monterey from 1970 through 1971, NAS Atsugi, Japan from 1971 through 1975, VAQ-133 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, USS John F Kennedy VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California, VA-115 USS Midway, VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California and stopped in 1989. I've been married 30 years to the former Kimiyo Takasue A+P BS Aviation Management. Currently, I am caught between contracts and need some form of permanent work as a Mechanic Technician Inspector or whatever else would be available. When is the next Reunion?..." [13NOV99]

KONSTENIUS, AO2 Stephen A. vietvet582@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 Det Bravo at FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam 1969 to 1970. I was a EP-3B Small Arms Weapons Specialist and ELINT Operator aboard Crew-33..." [E-Mail Updated 22JAN2011 | 18MAY2010]

KRECHTING, AMH3 Stephen R. Retired dogyhvn@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 76-78 and VAQ-33 78-79. Whale Tamers Rule!!!!!!!..." [18NOV98]

KUIPERS, ATC Steven Retired skkuipers@yahoo.com "...My first tour was with VQ-1 May 1975 to May 1979 then AVIC-7 and instructor duty at NAMTRAGRUDET 1033 Jan 1980 to Sep 1983. Mext it was off to Hawaii and VP-1 Sep 1983 to Nov 1986. Then I was off to my most interesting tour at Naval Plant Representative Office at the Lockheed factory. I then went to two tours in jets VAQ-34 & VX-4. I mannaged to get back to P-3's and returned to VP-1 in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Nov 1996 to Aug 1998. I would love to here from any of my old squadron mates..." [E-Mail Updated 30AUG2000 | 01AUG98]


LAFFEY, JERRY "LAFF#3" dennys1@gateway.net "...I SERVED IN VQ-1 FROM DEC 67 TO DEC 69 WITH MY TWO OLDER BROTHERS JOE AND BUNK LAFFEY. IT'S GREAT TO SEE ALL THE RESPONSE FROM FORMER VQ SAILORS JOE RECENTLY PASSED AWAY FROM A FIGHT WITH CANCER. I'M SURE MANY WILL REMEMBER HIM. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO WAS IN THE "Q" THE SAME TIME THAT I WAS IN PARTICULAR DONALD MACPHERSON, JOHNNY BAKER, AND A GUY NAMED JAKE FROM UPSTATE NY. I HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH WALTER "GOOSE" COOMBS, PAT MITCHELL, AND JERRY "GINK" STALTER. ALSO, DOES ANYONE KNOW THE WHERE ABOUTS OF TIM AINKEN? I BELIEVE HE STAYED IN THE NAVY POSSIBLY WENT TO A VP SQUADRON OR VQ-2. THANKS..." [31MAR99]

LANEY, LCDR David P. Retired david_laney@yahoo.com "...I served with NAVCAD to June 1958, VW-3 to October 1960, VW-1 to October 1961 (3P & Nav), VP-9 to June 1963 (Training & Tactics/2P in P2V-7F), VT-3 (flight instructor) to June 1966, VQ-1 to 1969 (Aircraft Comm. EC-121M), and VQ-2 to 1974 (Training, Security, A/C EC121M). Retired and went to work (self employed) and retired in 2000 finally. VP-9 for losses in San Fran Bay and Johnson Island (JTF-8-Atomic testing)..." [12SEP2002]

LANGWORTHY, Irv "Lang" irvlangworthy@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 (06/1959-1961) at NAS Iwakuni, Japan and then NAS Atsugi, Japan. Our crew flew up to NAS Atsugi, Japan with our CO once while the transfer was being finalized (got in a fight with some Marines). Finished out my Navy tour flying radar tech with AEWBarRonPac. Got extended briefly while President Kennedy dealt with the Cuban missle situation. Hooked up with a couple of buddies back in the nineties that I had while in Japan (Gary Saverign and Ken Reaves). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO 06DEC2011 | 23MAR99]

LeCLAIR, ADCS Rick oft2f87@aol.com "...I would like to add a section concerning me to the Shipmates page. It is: I initially underwent P-3 Flight Engineer Training at VP-30 in 1986. My first FE tour was with the VP-1 Screaming Eagles (87-91) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. For Shore duty I then transferred to NAMTGD (91-93), NAS Moffett Field, California teaching the P-3 Flight Engineer Systems Familiarization Course. Back to "sea duty" with the VQ-1 World Watchers ('93-'96) Agana, Guam and homeport changed to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I am currently assigned to CPWP as the FE training SCPO. I look forward to hearing from those of you who knew and/or flew with me..." [21JAN98]

LEE, AD1 Henry G. Retired henryglee@yahoo.com "...I was in VQ-1 from 1969-72 and again from 76-79. With many dets to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, Kitty Hawk and Enterprise. That's where Jamey Hood sent me and two others for coffee water for the aircraft. We found the spigots and I used the center one only to find out later that it was sea water. Jamey came unglued over that one. Last time he sent me for water. Anyone know where Keth Palmer AD2 is at, or CWO Sheldon Curry is? I served with VP-10 from 82-84 when I retired after twenty years service. I then served as a law enforcement officer for ten years. I now run a small laser engraving busness of my own and trying to retire again. To the fellows in the power plants shop, I did learn to smile and do that a lot now..." [19FEB2007]

LEPPERT, Bill mempis@ccp.com "...Greetings Shipmates. I flew with VQ-1 out of Da Nang from Feb.-Aug. 1967. I was a CT "O" detached out of NAVCOMSTAPHIL at San Miguel. Some of the crew that I had flown with were later shot down by N. Koreans in 1969. This included LCDR Overstreet, the pilot in that fateful flight. If anyone knows the whereabouts of William E. Kosperski or Calvin Richardson, pls. pass the word that I would like to hear from them. CUL AR..." [E-Mail Updated 10SEP99 | 21OCT98]

LEWIS, Curt wclewis@gwi.net"...I WAS IN VQ-1 FROM JUNE 88 TO JUN 92 AND PRESENTLY I AM ATTACHED TO VPU-1 , I HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE MARCH OF 93. HOPE TO HERE FROM OLD FRIENDS..."

LIDDELL, AME Heather "Dee" Jazzmates1@juno.com "...I'm a former VP-19 AME between 86-89. It was a great start for me and I miss everyone! After that I went to NAS Point Mugu, California, VQ-1 92-96, then it was to VRC-30 where I ended my navy career and became a U.S. Customs Inspector. I remember everyone was especially nice to them. :) I got married and I have a son, by the was my new last name is McNeil..." [18APR2001]

LOFLIN, AX2 Scott scott@loflin.net "...After school I was in VQ-1 (81-82), VP-17 Crew 3a "World Famous Killer Tomatoes" (82-84), NRL/FSD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (84-87) and finally VXN-8 (87-90). I'm now with the Naval Research Laboratory, Wash. DC and flew as Projects Specialist on NRL's assortment of P-3's at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Any buds out there, got a cold one waiting for ya..." [E-Mail Updated 01NOV2004 | 29JAN98]

LOHR, Kerry kerrysgant@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1986-1987 in NAS Agana, Guam making two cruises one on the USS Enterprise and the other on the USS Ranger..." [15MAR2002]

LUNDGREN, CTT2 Robert B. ouryorkiecrew@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VQ-1 (1967-1970) at NAS Atsugi, Japan. I was a and flew about 80 missions with Crew-1. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [28NOV2011]


MALDONADO, Joe whispers1227@yahoo.com "...I served VQ-1 from 1965 to 1967 (got hurt during the NS Sangley Point, Philippines Detachment then got wounded July 17, 1967 during a FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam rocket attack) and VP-40 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1967 to 1968..." [BIO Updated 18MAY2009 | 17MAY2009]

MALONEY, Michael firemanmikenb@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1982 to 1985). I had some great times on and off the island. I am a Firefighter (23 years) with the city of Newbritain, CT and loving every minute of it. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [15SEP2010]

MAMMELLI, AT1 Charles (Carlo) Carlo707@gte.net "...Flew as FCO VQ-1 Crew-33 (74-78), VP-31 FCO Inst. (78-81), & VP-94 (81-83). Sure miss the good ole days. Still keep in touch with many good friends, but would like to find two long lost souls: AT3 Shaun Mills and AT2 John Payton. Both last heard from in Central Calif in the '80's...." [24FEB98]

MANN, ADC Tom Retired mmann@web-access.net "...Good to see familiar names... Was stationed VW-1 68-71 ground pounding ADR3, VP-16 73-77 2nd Mech/Flight Engineer, VQ-1 77-78 Flight Engineer, VP-4 78-84 Flight Engineer, NAMTRADET NAS Moffett Field 84-87 Instructor, VP-50 87-90 Maintenance, NAESU DET Cubi Pt 90-92 AOIC, NAESU Camp Pendleton 92-Retirement OIC..."

MARTIN, SCPO Daniel E. Retired dsmartin@wildblue.net "...I served with VQ-1 from January 1966 through June 1967. Worked in the GDR division as a "Machine Accountant Third Class" running the IBM computer equipment converting data from the CT's. Worked for LT Griggs and MACS West. I retired from the Navy as an E-8 in September 1988. Would like to get in touch with some of my old Shipmates so drop me a line if you would like to do the same..." [E-Mail Updated 12APR2010 | 24AUG2001]

MARTIN, AT1(AW) HENRY Retired brucehgm@aol.com "...Served in VQ-1 from Nov 77 to Oct 80. Initially as an EA-3B Aircrew member, then as a ground pounder. Second tour as a ground pounder from Aug 85 to Sep 87. If you remember, e-mail me..." [17JUL2001]

McCRANEY, Donald Lee mccran@gtcom.net "...I was in VQ-1 from 1974 through 1976. I left VQ-1 in 1976 and went to VP-56 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida until 1978 when I got out of the Navy and returned to Alabama. I'm especially interested in anyone that can tell me something about the Saltiest-Ole-Dog in the WestPac - Casey Bardsley. If anyone knows anything about Casey - please e-mail me..." [E-Mail Updated 26JUL2007 | 11OCT99]

McDANIELS, AE3 Patrick "Maac" mcda1693@bellsouth.net "...I served with VQ-1 (1968-1970) at NAS Atsugi, Japan with a Detachment (Bravo) to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. I flew with (ECM Operator) Crew-31 and Crew-32 aboard the EP-3B. Clearly remember PR24 and also our relief coming in at Det Bravo (Bless all their souls) flew with "Drifty" Hohn, Tim Ainken, "Soupy" Campbell, "Stubb X" (Imperial Gozzotch), LCDR Cavanaugh, LCDR McKinley, just to name a few. I also did most of the cooking on the missions. Took the jeep and stole many cold cuts and loaves of bread for the crew. I still have my Gozzotch Cup and stand ready for any challanges at the "East Camp Cage"..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 10FEB2013 | 26APR2003]

McGINNIS, Calvin "Mack" cal.mc@sbcglobal.net "...Just a big hello and how is life treating you to all my former buddies from "The Q" (VQ-1) between May 69 and May 71; especially Scotty S, Frank T, Danny B, Ace A, Charlie B, Tim C, John C, Larry D, Sid W, DK B, Mike E, Carmen P, Jerry C, Ken B, Tom S, Guillermo M, Roggie R, Lou S, Richard C, Superdick, Larry B and anybody who ever bought me a drink in The Gulch or China Town. God bless you all..." [14MAR2005]

Memorial Picture "...McINNIS, Rick D...With regret I pass on the following message: From: "McInnis, Rick D." RickM@CONDORSYS.com - To: "'clint epley'" <epley@gvtc.com - Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 2:22 PM - Subject: LCDR Ernie Harris Memorial Service - Hi Clint, I received a call this week end from Hugh Bailey and learned that Ernie Harris (VQ-2/VAQ/VPU-1) had recently passed away. His wife Sarah will be hosting a reception at Forest Methodist Church in Centerville, VA on 4 December from 7-9 PM. There will be a memorial service on 5 December, 1100 at Fort Myers, Old Post Chapel in Arlington, VA. You can reach Sarah at 703-715-9423 for more details. Ernie battled Alzheimer's disease the last few years while he was working at GRCI (now Titan) in McLean, VA. Please help pass the word to our VQ/VAQ and VPU community. Perhaps someone has the email address for Ernie's past skippers, Don East and Ivan Hughes. Thanks, Rick McInnis..." Contributed by Mel Davidow meldavidow@earthlink.net..." [03DEC2002]

McKAY, ATCS Jim jamesamckay@worldnet.att.net "...Was in VXN-8 from 1992 till decom in 1993. Served in VQ-1 (88-92) VXN-8 (92-93), VPU-1 (93-97), USNA Company Chief (97-99), and now out of Texas. Glad to see some names of some old Shipmates. Take care..." [12FEB2002]

MEGOW, Randy rmegow@hotmail.com "...Would love to hear from any old Shipmates. Started out in VQ-1 from 1985 till 1990. Went Flight Engineer and have been in VP-6, VP-4, VP-11, VP-10, VP-26, and now find myself here at CPRW-5. Can't say "shore duty is for fags" anymore. Take Care, and God's speed to all..." [12DEC2002]

MESSER, Randall S. rmesser@lsijax.com "...I served with AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine (1983 to 1985), VP-26 (1985 to 1988), VXN-8 (1988 to 1991), VP-24 (1992 to 1995), VQ-1 (1995 to 1997), Naval Research Lab (1998 to 2000) and VP-16 (2000 to 2002). I am now retired and working with LSI as a P-3 Enlisted Aircrew/Maintenance SME..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01AUG2008 | E-Mail Updated 15AUG2001 | 22OCT98]

MESSINA, AMS3 Russel russmessina@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1962-1964..." [11APR2013]

MILES, Joseph D. "Jig Dog Miles" jigdogmiles@hotmail.com "...I served with VU-3 (1951-1952), VU-5 (1952-1954) at NAS Agana, Guam, VR-3 (1954-1957) MATS at NAS Moffett Field, California as well as VR-21 later assigned to VP-31, VR-7, VQ-1, VW-4 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VRF-31 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and PMTC at NAS Point Mugu, California..." [E-Mail Updated 29JUN2013 | BIO Updated 23JAN2005 | 30MAY2004]

MITCHELL, Ralph M. rmitch44@compuserve.com "...VQ-1 60-64, Squadrom AIO, Asst. SSO, EWO & NAV on EC-121, EWO only in A3s. Joined squadron in NAS Iwakuni, Japan and made the move to NAS Atsugi, Japan. On to VT-29 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas NAV instructor, USS Hancock as Asst. Strike Ops, on to VAQ-130 Det-1. Deployments on Oriskany and Connie, on to COMFAIRALAMEDA as Staff EWO then back to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas CNATRA Staff as NFO Training Officer for my twlight cruse. Ret. Oct. 76. Of my 20 plus years...in the navy the most memorable are the years in VQ-1. Those were the days of people like Chuck Christman (inventor of Bregand), Dave Hilton, J.D. Meyer, Marv Duke, Joe Niedbala, Tom Maroldy and so many othe good friends..." [02SEP99]

MORGAN, ADRAN Bruce brucemorgan1@verizon.net "...I served with VQ-1 (1963-1965) at NAS Atsugi, Japan when I volunteered for Operation Deepfreeze. Arrived in NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (05/1965) and was on the ICE frin 1965-1967. I worked with Bob Harris and Bob Gregory at the line shack. On the ice we took preheaters out to the C-130's, drove the Snocats, etc. I caught a Penguin, tried to send a rocket to Mt. Erebus (it blew up instead), made water for the head. Was there for the NEW stainless steel restroom facilities. It was a great experience. Had a great time in Christchurch..." [13JUL2012]

MROZ, Richard mrozi-is.com "...I served with VQ-1 and VQ-2 from 1962 to 1966. We were stationed in Florida and Spain..." [02OCT2001]

MULLIGAN, Mike navyat1ret@aol.com "...I served in VQ-1 from 1988-1990..."

MUNSON, PNC Richard L. sfbsir5@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 from April 1972 through January 1978 - best 6 years in the Navy..." [26APR2006]

MURPHY, AEC(AW) Tom Retired murphyt@locustec.com "...I did most of my career in P-3's. VP-31 as a student in '74-'75. VQ-1 from '75-'79. Back to VP-31 for shore duty '79-'82. Then on to the VP-48 Boomers from '82-'86. From there I jumped ship for a while. I did a shore duty tour at AIMD NAS Atsugi, Japan. I worked at the engine test cell from '86-'89. I got to watch the P-3's from JMSDF and our guy's taxi by. I realized how much I missed 'em. Out of NAS Atsugi, Japan I fully expected to end up on the Midway, but the Detailer "forced" me to take orders to VP-19. I made Chief in Big Red, the best damned squadron in the Navy! After Big Red decommissioned in '91 I transferred to AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California for my final tour. I retired in July of '94, shortly after NAS Moffett Field, California decommissioned. I have many fond memories of many exciting WESTPAC adventures. Like to hear from and old Shipmates out there!..." [21NOV98]


NABORS, AVCM(CMC) Bill nabdan@aol.com "...Hi Shipmates. I am finally getting adapted to RETIREMENT. Doris and I are doing fine. Just wanted to say to you to keep in the training mode, study the books so you can make rate. Kerry is doing fine has set a wedding date 5 Sept 98 to his high school sweetheart. I miss the people but I haven't missed the job. Home address is 833 Maplewood Dr. Sw., Leeds, Al. 35094. About 10 miles east of Birmingham off of I-20. Keep Smiling someday it will get better. CMC Nov 92-Aug 95. (Served with: VS-41, VT-7, VP-45, HS-7, VA-87, VA-15, VFA-15, VQ-3, NAMTD's AE "A" SCHOOL, VQ-1, VA-174, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VW-1, and HS1...these aren't in order)..." [02MAY98]

NASCA, Mike "Snake" comccm@cs.com "...Served with VQ-1 from 1983-1986, backender for the Whale. I flew on the P-3 a few times. Looking for old Shipmates..." [13JUL2000]

NELSON, Frederick M. Jr. fredandsusan@att.net "...I attenended "A" School as a ATAN then went to VP-45 in NAS Bermuda then went to "B" School after NAS Key West, Florida (VX-1) after 2 1/2 years. Then went to AVIB7 then to VR-24 in NS Rota, Spain, after that I went to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, then to VQ-1, then quit the Navy..." [12APR2007]

NINAS, Larry E. "Gunny" Retired pandapeeps@wirelesshometown.com "...I served with VPU-1 (November 1985-February 1989), VQ-1 (March 1989-May 1992) and VQ-2 (November 1994-November 1996). I was a lowly "Old Buzzard" PPTN from November 1985-February 1989. I avoided the Dark Side VP and transitioned to VQ. From PPTN to DIA defending the platform to the Joint Staff. You never know. I was in VPU- when Marty Rule had more hair (is that possible?). Sea Daddies like Salty don't come along often either. As Tommy Donovan always said, "if you ain't havin' fun, you ain't doin' it right." Hasta la vista!..." [E-Mail Updated 08FEB2008 | 00XX97]

NORDELL, CTO2 Mark rc5@nckcn.com "...At VQ-1 from 1988 - 1992..."

NUGENT, PHIL WTBX21A@PRODIGY.COM "...WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOMEBODY ARTEM AIR TEAM (VQ-1 CREW-31) 73-75..." [14MAR98]


OATS, Richard L. roats@yahoo.com "...Served with VQ-1, 12/65 thru 10/67. I was an AE-3 who worked in the EW dept. I was the classified control Yeoman of all things. LCDR Vanderbeck was dept head and CDR Klein was CO. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of ABH Dills and PN Beams let me know. I work at the Sixth Floor Museum. Drop by if you ever in Dallas..." [16DEC98]

O'DOWD, Walter walter@sequent.com"..ATC 2508 SE Vineyard Way Milwaukie OR 97267-5511 (503) 659-4742 NAS NI 55-56, 60-63, VQ-1 56-58, VA(HM)10/VP-17 58-60.."

ORONA, Art (Tudy) art2bon@aol.com "...Served with VQ-1 Aug.'65 - Sept.'73 and VQ-2 June'78-July'81. Undoubtedly the best duty a sailor could ever ask for! Am currently in touch with about twenty old sailors from both outfits with rapidly fading memories about our glorious days as aircrewmen. Looking for more old Shipmates to help us remember how great(?) we were in our younger days. Would like help in locating ATC Grover G. (Jose) Perkins, AMS-1 Brian (Bunk) Laffey & AQC Bob Lohne. Would like to hear from anybody else I had the pleasure of serving with from either squadrons..." [15FEB2005]

ORR, ADR2 Daniel L. dorr60@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 at NAS Atsugi, Japan from 1969 to 1970 with TAD's to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. I crewed PR-21, PR-27 and PR-24. Remember PR-21 - they all gave their lives for US..." [10DEC2009]


PAPPAS, AT Dan dan_pappas@hotmail.com "...AIMD NAS Agana, Guam from `81 to `84, in the avionics comm shop. VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam, from `84 to `87 in the IMA Vans VQ-2 NS Rota, Spain, from `87 to `90 in the Special Projects Shop..." [06MAR2000]

PELO, ATC(AW/NAC) SCOTT Retired swjpelo@nwlink.com "...I erved with VQ-1 (Crew 34) from 1975 to 1978, VP-26 from 1987 to 1990, Naval Air Development Center from 1990 to 1993, BUPERS SDC Dallas from 1993-1997, CPW-10 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1997 to 2000, and Retired. Now serving as Avionics Technical Representative for a VP reserve squadron NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [BIO Updated 31MAY2003 | E-Mail Updated 09JAN99 | 30MAR98]

PENNINGTON, YNCS Jerry T. foxpen@netzero.net "...I served with VQ-1, NAS Agana, Guam, from Jan '85 to Aug '88. Served some time as both Admin Chief and Command Sr. Chief (relieved by CMC (PNCM) Guy Jester. My most memorable time in the Navy. My wife-Sharon-also served as one of our Ombuds "person"..." [18MAR2010]

PERRIN, LT Don Retired dcp0515@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1980-1984) as a AT2 (Radio Operator), VP-30 (1984-1987) as a AT1 (NATOPS Instructor) and retired in 1999..." [17NOV2012]

PERRINE, Dan dan@speedysoftusa.com "...I was in VQ-1 from 1969 - 1973. My whole tour was in NAS Atsugi, Japan except for a couple of trips to NAS Agana, Guam. After the squadron moved I stayed to run the Special Projects shop. We were flying P-3, EC-121 and A6 at the time. Remember lots of LONG flights up and down the SOJ..." [08MAR2009]

PERRY, Steve ellisou812@aol.com "...PR2 with VQ-1 APR '79-NOV '80. Did cruise on NIMITZ (CVN 68) for Iranian hostage rescue with the "Whales". Also served on Midway Island and with VA-174 in El Centro, CA. VQ-1 was best duty of all!..." [09MAR99]

PETERSON, Jack R. Jackinkc@juno.com "...I was in VQ-1 from 6-67 to 4-69 I worked on the line & as a plane Captain, some of the old VQ-1 Shipmates that I am still in touch with are Charlie Spillers, Ken Stephens, Mike Keller, Howard Swanson, John Sheldon, David Deinhardt, Walter Coombs, Jerry Stalter, Jerry Laffey, Pat Mitchelle, I can get the address for Ed Holdsworth, & Jo Reynolds, we are looking for Mike Tool, Jerry Orr, Sammy Gene Foster, Mike Gerber, Earl Renner, Tom Tolan, I would like to hear from anyone that was in VQ-1 from 67 to 69..." [16JAN2000]

PICKLE,CAPTAIN Ken KSPICK996@aol.com "...I was a SEVAL in VQ-1 from 6/69-6/72. It was a great time to be in the Q because so much was going on. Does anyone know how to reach Mike Young, A P-3 SEVAL during this time. Last I heard, he was a Baptist minister in Kentucky..."

PLUSKOTA, ADC Dennis Retired dspluskota@att.net "...I served with VPU-1 (1981-1984), VP-9 (1985-1988) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska (1985) and NAF Misawa, Japan / NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1986 and 1987), VQ-1 (1988-1991) at NAS Agana, Guam with deployments to NAS Atsugi, Japan, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Masirah, Oman and NSA Bahrain, Oman, VXN-8 (1991-1993) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-30 (1994-1997) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-47 (1998-2000) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and retired as an ADC...." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22JUN2014 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 28NOV2003 | 00XXX97]

POOLE, LCDR Rodney rodney.poole@navy.mil "...I served with VQ-1 as an EA-3B backender from 1978-1981 then again in 1984 - 1987 (those were the good ole days). Love to hear from old Shipmates..." [15MAY2003]

PORTER, Ronney D. rporter@vnet.net "...I was a member of VQ-2 from April 1968 till April 1970. I worked in Maint. Control for AMCS JL Bell for awile then transferred to Power Plants (jets). Met a lot of fine people that I try to stay in contact with, a few of them re Tony Balcan, Davis Schmidt and Tom Rudolph. Would like to hear from any old Shipmates. I would like to find James E. Carter from Roanoke, Va. or Vinton,Va..." [29JUN2000]

POWELL, Erika Graywolf27@aol.com "...I was stationed in NS Rota, Spain (VQ-2 AIMD 64B) from 1988-1992. Then I was stationed in Agana Guam (VQ-1 AIMD 64B) from 1992-1994. I got out right when VQ-1 moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I was actually looking for Michael Bleakley who went to det NAS Misawa, Japan. To anyone who remembers me, email me..." [09OCT98]

PUCKETT, Jim jandj36272@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1971 to 1973. Looking for anyone who remembers serving with me on NAS Agana, Guam or Det Bravo Danang. Also looking for any photos of the FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam detachment from the early '70's..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18SEP2010 | 15SEP2004]

PURCELL, ATR3 Dave dpurcell1@live.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1967-1969) at NAS Atsugi, Japan. Remember PR-21 April 14th, 1969 Mishap and what was recovered on the hanger deck andd the many close friends that were lost. Many TDY's to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. Anyone remember the amo dump fire and explosions, gas down the rat holes for fun, direct hit on our bunker, so many good and bad memories..." [18NOV2013]

PYLE, ADCS Ernie Retired ernie@erniepyle.us "...NTC Great Lakes, Il. Feb 2, 1971 - Apr 27, 1971, NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee May 10, 1971 - Sep 10, 1971, VP-47 Dec 17, 1971 - Nov 21, 1974, VP-31 Nov 22, 1974 - June 1, 1974, NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Tx. Jun 13, 1974 - Nov 5, 1977, VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam Feb 23, 1978 - Sep 9, 1980, NAVCRUITDIST St. Louis, Mo. Nov 25, 1980 - Oct 31, 1983, VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam Nov 13, 1983 - May 5, 1987, and NAS Key West, Florida Jun 7, 1983 - Feb 28, 1991. Currently with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Risk Management Operations Manager, Retired, Huntsville, Tx. Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Risk Manager, Hamilton Unit, Bryan, Tx..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 30MAY2006 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 12DEC2001 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 28APR2000]


QUILLIN, ADCS John Retired jeqcctx@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1955 to 1957 at NAS Iwakuni, Japan..." [21FEB2010]

QUINLAN, AT1 (NAC) Donald J. donq@pioneernet.net "...I've been in VP-22, VPU-2 and now VQ-1..."


RAMES, ADJ3 Michael W. DMRMom@webtv.net "...VQ-1 A3D Plane Capt. 72-74. I am looking for shipmates Joe Roth, Jamie Hood, Mike Sizzer,Bob Cox, Mike Lamb, Kent Taylor, Burt Collie , Bob Whaler. What ever happened to the fruit bat that was Capt. Joe's mascot?..." [13SEP99]

RAY, Ronald ERAY73@HOTMAIL.COM "...I served in VQ-1 from May 1968 through June 1969. Captain on the flight line in NAS Atsugi, Japan with trips to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Bill Privitts who also served with VQ-1. He would have arrived in NAS Atsugi, Japan in 1968..." [17NOV2001]

REEVES, Randy cr_reeves@hotmail.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1972-1975. I flew in Super Connies and EP-3s. I was on Crew 33 with Doug Bundren. I was on the last plane out of Danang. What a party that was! My other radioman on crew 33 was Jim Maggenheimer (Magget). I would like to hear from old Shipmates. I also was in NAS Cubi Point, Philippines when Tim Lincoln was shot. SUPER CONNIES FOREVER!..." [21DEC2001]

REYNOLDS, Joseph "Joey" E. oregonbrat@the-onramp.net "...I would like to talk to anyone who was in VQ-1 NAS Atsugi, Japan between 1966 thru 1969. I worked with and partied with the following: J. Peterson, Spillers, Coombs, "3" Laffey's, Baker, Houston, Nelson, Phlugger, Arragon, Laudermilk, Dinhardt, Tuel, Gink, and the list goes on! Would really like to talk to any of my old buddies. Have been in contact with "Goose" Coombs and recently with Jack Peterson. Would like to hear from others, where they are and what they have been doing???? I was line crewman and ground support equipment mechanic..." [13MAR2000]

ROCCO, Bill br25460@yahoo.com "...I proudly served VQ-1 from 1971 to 1972 in NAS Agana, Guam, NAS Atsugi, Japan and FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. I was medicaly discharged in February 1973 due to loss of hearing from Rocket attack in FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam..." [22JUL2004]

RONES, Gerald astarte76@hotmail.com "...I served with VQ-1, VQ-2, VQ-6, VQ-3, VQ-4 and Commander Strategic Communications Wing ONE (STRACOMWINGONE) at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, OKAT1 ground pounder..." [06SEP2010]

ROTNICKI, Marian (Nick) mkrnovsan@excite.com "...I was in VQ-1 61-63 stationed in NAS Atsugi, Japan. Worked in the radar shop. I was an AT-2 and flew in EC-121. Did a round in Shimia, Alaska and aboard the USS Midway with VQ-1. Would like to hear from any of the old crew. Send me an E-Mail!..." [30JUN99]

RUDOLPH, CTO2 Kent (Rudy) 7rdlphkp@ttc-cmc.net "...Was station with VQ1 in Guam from Jul of 1975 to Nov of 1977..."

RUSSELL, ATR2 Dave sailor79912@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1964 to 1967 as a ATR-2 working in the ECM Shop at NAS Atsugi, Japan. I flew crew on the EA3-B and EC-121. I was aboard PR-25 when it crash landed at NAS Atsugi, Japan during touch and go practice. I would like to hear from fellow "Tweets"..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAR2006 | 25FEB99]


SALDANA, AD1(AW) John "Sal" Retired malo83@sbcglobal.net "...Served in VP-19 from 1980-83. Had a hell of a good time. Made deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Misawa, Japan. Tooooo bad they closed down NAS Moffett Field, California. Served with VQ-1 from 1972-75. It was my first tour of duty and loved it. Made deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines aaahh the cold SAN MIGUEL beer was great. NAS Atsugi, Japan remember PR16? also to DANANG, VN watch for incoming!!!! OSAN, KOREA how about some oscar!! and the USS.RANGER. Rig the barricade!! Worked on all the birds EA3B WHALES, EP-3E ARIES, EC121 CONNIES. And the RA3B Photo birds. To all the people I served with,what a pleasure. A lot of good memories of all the people I worked with. KEEP THE FAITH!...Served with VAW-116 from 1987-1991 aboard the USS RANGER (Top Gun). Best E2C Hawkeye outfit on the west coast -bar none!!! Was the Powerplants Sup/Q.A. rep. Looking for any Mechs that was out there when we went to DESERT STORM, what a ride!!! Who could forget the Liberty, P.I. Pattaya Beach, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Hawaii. Another round of San Miguels to all my Shipmates!..." [E-Mail Updated 09FEB2011 | BIO Updated 06AUG2002 | 17APR2001]

SAMPSON, Jon "Sam" jonsampson@earthlink.net "...I served with VQ-1 from November 1969 to December 1973 as crewman on EP-3B Orions..." [E-Mail Updated 20JUL2006 | E-Mail Updated 20NOV2001 | 06MAR2000]

SAVERIEN, Gary winenwoods@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1959-1961) with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Atsugi, Japan and 3 detachments to Shemya (which included NAS Adak, Alaska)..." [23FEB2014]

SHARRER, Roger RSharrer@aol.com "...Served with VQ-1 from January 1968 to January 1970 when I discharged to the civilian world. Was an ATR-2 and flew on both the EC121's and the EP3B's. Was one of the original members of the first P-3's. Spent about 4-6 weeks at Lockheed Burbank during their modification of those first planes. Was on Crew 33. Have established contact with two old Shipmates, Don Holder and Larry Bunting. Jez it was a long time ago, lets see if I can remember some names: Witt, Peek, Fred King, "Chesi" Chief--- Anyone remember Granny's Snack Shop in Yamato City (Kobi Steaks), the Black Cat Bar in Tainan, Singha beer in Bangkok? How about the "beer run" from DaNang to NS Sangley Point, Philippines to get some San Miguel? Came back with forty cases of beer stacked in the isle. Would be great to hear from old Shipmates..." [12JAN2000]

SCHMIDT, Jeff (Jeffo) jeffschmidt@comcast.net "...Served with VQ-1 from 1982 through 1985 RadOp for Gold Crew. How the hell are ya? I've been in contact with Tim Michener, Harry Harrison, and Billy Beard. I'm married now with a 9 year old daughter Mackenzie, 7 year old son Brendan and a 3 year old Daughter Rachel. Living back in Michigan working for DaimlerChrysler and running a Flyfishing guide service on the side. Still looking for Don Perrin, Greg Ellis, Dan (Morf) Morford, Tim Davis, Craig Ireland, Ron Baldwin, Rob Abercrombie, Tony Pacquin & Howard (Little Birdie) Clemmons. I'de like to say thanks to Jim Warren, Tom Stubblefield, Deborah Wear, Dave Fitzgerald, & Mike Gagnon for the good words back in 85 I know you all put alot on the line and words can't express my thanks. Hey Good luck to all!!! P.S. Still looking for any photos from that era, especially a picture taken in NAF Misawa, Japan the day after one of the hairiest three attempts at emergency landing an EP-3B with no fuel left, a runway with 3 feet of snow and a blizzard that was nearly a complete white out. MountainMan was the pilot and Bill Clark was the Co-Pilot, a picture was taken the next morning, I'de still give just about anything for that picture. Thanx..." WebSite: http://michigan-on-the-fly.com [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27FEB2005 | 09JAN2001]

SCHROEDER, AVCM(AW/NAC) David dschro12@hotmail.com "...I worked in AIMD Avionics at NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan from 1976-1977. Served with VQ-1 from 1977-1980. I Flew ELINT and Brigand in EP-3B/Es on Crew 32, and also often flew with Crew 36 until I was offered what will forever be my glory job, permanently TDY to SPOD NAS Atsugi, Japan. In 1980, I married Elaine (Thomas), a dental tech stationed in NAS Atsugi, Japan. We are still madly in love, and have three great kids. I continued my Navy career after a five-year break in 1985 by joining the reserve, and am now an AVCM(AW/NAC) drilling at the Naval Air Reserve Center Minneapolis..." [05JUN2003]

SCHUTT, CPO Richard richardschutt@gmail.com "...I served with VP-24 (1987-1992), VP-30 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VQ-1 where I was placed on Limit Duty for 18 months and out I went on my butt with a $40k check and a pat on the butt ("Thanks Chief for serving but you are unfit to continue"). No retirement and still fighting after 16 years of being let go in 1997. Do any of ya'll know where I can get help to fight the Navy?..." [01MAR2013]

SCHWARTZ, Mark mks@lm.com "...served with VQ-1 from Oct. 1984 - Jan. 1988. Completed WestPac Cruises with DET Bravo EA-3B crews. USS Enterprise WestPac 1986 USS Constellation WestPac 1987 Whales Forever!!!..."

SHANAHAN, AE2 Brian brian_shanahan@papajohns.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1977-1980) at NAS Agana, Guam as a EA-3B Electrican. I served aboard the USS Midway (CV-41), USS Coral Sea (CV-43), USS Ranger (CV-61) and USS Nimitz (CVN-68)..." [28MAY2013]

SHRYOCK, AT2 Charles M. III shryock@erols.com "...I have been a member of the VQ-1 family since I got orders after attending Aviation Electronics School in Memphis, TN during the Summer of 1967 (I was the Honorman in both sessions). I can tell you that I am very proud to say this and I would like to share stories with any of you who may remember me (or think you do). I worked with Special Projects (LTV Rep Mr. White) and Mr. Christman and Lt. Temple and many, many others for whom I have great respect and fond memories. I really believe that my time there was one of the best periods in my life; I learned and experienced more than I could ever tell again. I believe that my tour of duty was honorable and valuable to our Nation. When I returned home in 1970 (after being turned down to ship for 6 - but only if VQ-1 could be my assignment which BUPERS said was not permissible), I really did not speak about my experiences to anyone other than persons in the VETS Club on Campus, years later. The Country was not really ready for us; however, the last few weeks have re-kindled my desire to communicate with my friends and again, I welcome hearing from anyone interested, especially my crew members and all others in the Squadron during my tour of Duty. Yes, I remember going from NAS Atsugi, Japan to Tainan to Bankok to DaNang to the PI (to wash our plane) and then back to DaNang then to Korat and back to DaNang and then to the PI again and back to DaNang and then to Tainan and back to NAS Atsugi, Japan. I made that trip on many occasions (I really remember 10-10 day in Tainan in 1968). Well, I guess I will go now and wait to hear from YOU! Best wishes..." [15APR2001]

SIEGEL, Dan dsiegel1@juno.com "...I flew 121s and P-3s in '73 & '74. My motorcycles, camera and I got to play Tourist in Guam and at both the Cubi Pt and Atsugi Dets. The flying was interesting too...When I first got into the Navy I worked with P-2V's. I was stationed at Grand Turk and Barbados at "listening posts"..."

SCOTT, AE1 Ricky J. w7psk@w7psk.net "...I served with VQ-1 (1973 to 1975), VP-31 FRAMP (1975 to 1978), VQ-2 (1979 to 1982), C-12 Aircrew NAS Brunswick (1982 to 1985), VP-30 FE School (1985), VP-11 (1985 to 1986) and Commander, Patrol Wing Five (CPW-5) Brunswick (1986 to 1987)..." [E-Mail Updated 23AUG2005 | E-Mail Updated 22OCT99 | E-Mail Updated 19APR99]

SHARPE, Ron Retired ibnfe8251@earthling.net"...AMH1 VP-5 F/E 90-93, AMH1 VP-9 F/E 84-87, AMH1 VP-26 F/E 79-82, AMH2 VP-46 G/P 75-76, and AMH3 VQ-1 G/P 73-75..."

SHARPE, Shannon R. ssharpe@rglobal.net "...Flew with VP-19 during Iwakuni deployment in 1967. Flew as IFT with VW-1 68 -70. Joined VQ-1 74. Flew as AES until 79. Went to NAS Point Mugu, California "line division" then returned to the Q in 80. Retired as ATCS from the Q in 84..." [E-Mail Updated 31JUL99 | 25OCT98]

SHAUNESSY, Marty ShaunessyMJ@bonhomme-richard.navy.mil "...I joined the VP community in June '73 as a P-3 FE student in VP-31. Transferred to VQ-1 in Guam ('Dec '73-May '76). Was an FE in Crew 36 with Mike Asher, Bob Asmus and Bob Woolsey. Moved on to VP-19 '76-'78 in Crew 6. Went to COMPATWINGSPAC in Nov '78 with Master Chief Goff, Mike McGuire, Denny Graham and ADCS Don Newth. Picked up Chief in '80 and LDO in '81. VP-31 was my next stop ('81-'83) as Asst FRAMP and then MMCO with CDR Tim Cudia. Still on active duty as the AIMD Officer onboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). Presently on our first cruise as the Navy's newest Amphibious Assault ship. Greeting to all my old Shipmates. Drop me a line when you get the time..." [19FEB2000]

SLATER, Cliff "Snuff X" cbslater@swbell.net "...From the farm in Montana to A School in Memphis in 1968. On to VP-31 Det B at NASNI (P-2V Neptune), then to VQ-1 in NAS Atsugi, Japan. Just an "airdale tweet" (ATR2) flying from NAS Atsugi, Japan to NS Sangley Point, Philippines to Taipai to DaNang to Korat to Agana to Singapore to Cam Rhan Bay and who remembers where else. And with Stubb X and Mumbles, OD, Drifty, the Major, Louie the Fly, Gunny, and the rest - how did we get there? VP-31 Det B 1968-69, VQ-1 1970-1972..." [18JUN98]

Memorial Picture "...SPARKS, CDR Robert R. "RR"...I am looking for anyone who knew my father. His name was Robert Sparks. He was an officer and known as RR Sparks. I have found that he served with VQ-1, Commanding Officer of VQ-2, Commanded a VW-2 Detachment, NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco (1950's), USS Princeton (1960), Pentagon (early 1960) and Commanding Officer NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1965) where he was lost in a Helicopter mishap. Dad flew PBYs, P4M's and other aircraft. I was only 11 when he died and I didn't know him well. To anyone who knew him, I would love to hear stories...Nancy Sparks sparks2254@gmail.com..." [27OCT2009]

SPARLING, Norman L. bogeynls@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1968 to 1970. Left the Navy in 1971 and went to college on the GI Bill. Worked as a medical products salesman till I retired last year. Live in the Columbus Ohio area and would like to hear from Shipmates..." [14APR2010]

STEPHENS, Ben crkshot@gmail.com "...I joined VQ-1 in 1958 as an ECM operator. The aircraft in service then were P4M-1Qs and A3D-1Qs at the MCAF Iwakuni, Japan location. During my tour, the squadron replaced those aircraft with WV-2Qs and A3D-2Qs. I became ECM crewleader on the Willie Victor PR-24. Some Shipmates that I have contact with are Jerry McKenzie and Gary Erikson. My webpage is: http://www.myspace.com/crkshot..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 01APR2008 | 26MAR2000]

STEPHENS, Ken kenstep@pacbell.net "...I served in VQ-1 from 7/68 to 7/70. I was an elint operator aboard the whales. Like to hear from any of the old VQ-1 pals. Best times of my life (except the hangovers). Would really like to get in touch with Mike Ireland, Gary Lee, Dave Bryant, Steve Wasnock, Steve Witte, Eddie Barloon or Lou Snelling. I'm already in contact with Don Roggensses, Bob Zajicek, and Jack Peterson. Anyone know the whereabouts of any of these guys, drop me a note. Thanks..." [22SEP99]

STEWART, Ed 'Steady Stew" evrrdy1@blazenetme.net "...It's great to recognize fellow patrol mates from days of young. Tony Gooch, Jack Gale to name a couple. VP-50 was a career starting point 78-82. moved on to VP-31 82-85. Went to VXE-6 from 85-89 and to AIMD NAS Miramar 89-92. Transfered to VQ-1 Det NAF Misawa, Japan 92-95 and currently serving with VP-10. A lot of great times through out the years meeting lots of fantastic people. Anyone recognizing the name feel free to contact me...." [E-Mail Updated 18DEC99 | 20FEB98]

STURM, AE2 Jim jim@aphotogift.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1969 to 1971. I worked in Electric shop on the swing shift while in Japan. Was ECM opertor on Connies until Andy Toth died and I took over his duties as electrican on PR-25 (Loved that old plane). I would like to hear from old Shipmates. Looking for Earl Bamgarden, Tom Streil, Charles Bingham, Tom Dearing and many others..." [10NOV2007]

SWALINA, AMHC Paul J. Retired pswalina@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 from April 1967 to July 1970 with Crew-2 (PR-26) and VQ-2 from September 1970 to June 1979. We had 10 CO's in VQ-2..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAR2011 | 28APR98]


TAYLOR, AT2 Orville "OT" taylorot@verizon.net "...AI served with VQ-1 (1975-1977) and VQ-2 (1977-1980). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 13JUL2011 | 06MAY98]

TEMPLIN, CDR Charles (CHUCK) Retired cdrtemplin@prodigy.net "...I was in VQ-1 from 6/65 to 6/69 and VQ-2 from 6/77 to 6/80 and VQ-1 from 6/80 to 9/81..."

THERRIAULT, George 1010ted@email.msn.com "...EP-3 in VQ-1 as Maintenance and Quality Assurance and the WV and EA-3's thru 71-73 we had two EP-3's then I flew mostly on the Willie Victors..." [05MAY2001]

THIBEAULT, AMS1 Robert tbolt@oakharbor.net "...I was in VP-24 from Feb 88 to Aug 92. I flew with CAC 4 briefly, CAC 2 and worked in airframes. Went on to push "Boots" at Great Lakes and then to VQ-1 in beautiful NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Being in 24 was my most enjoyable tour so far. I miss the good times in airframes and with the aircrews. I have fond memories of the Icelandic prison camp (the barracks), arduous Ready duty at the beach in Bermuda and my 3P's (Ens. Squeaky) infamous ditch (crew prank) at the North Pole. I'm transfering in Sep 99 to Force Warfare in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, possibly my last tour before retirement..." [14JUL99]

THORPE, AT1 Carl O. CARBETT@AOL.COM "...I started out in the navy in VPMS-11. We commissioned as VP-41 in 1948 and deployed aboard the Seaplane Tender USS Pine Island (AV-12), for Tsingtao, China. I was there in 49, when Chang left for Formosa and Mao came in. We lost a few people in the FASRON at our ramp, a few PBMs, a KINGFISHER from the cruiser ST. PAUL, and most of our hangar. I was an AD in those days, flying with the exec's crew, but switched to AT when we returned stateside in 49. I was an instructor in FAETUPAC, Ream Field, then at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I got orders to VP-28, Hawaii, but traded duty with a buddy, wound up in FASRON-8, NAS Alameda, California, then commissioned VC-7 at NAS Moffett Field, California, moved to NAS Norfolk, Virginia, back to PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE, PT. MUGU, and from there to VW-3, Det A, NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I keep reading that VQ-1 was commissioned out of VW-1. I was in COM UNIT 38-Team Charley, but my address was VW-3, Det.A, FPO, San Francisco. I would appreciate hearing from any of my old Shipmates at any time......Out of boot camp in early 48, my first squadron was VPMS-11 NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I was an AD striker, flying with the Exec's crew in PBMs. Shortly before we deployed to Tsing-Tao, the designation was changed to VP-41. Came out of China in 1949, after spending some time at Opama Sea Plane base outside of Yokusuka, Japan and after losing some of our aircraft to Mao's people, and after Chang-Kai Shek left for Formose, and decommissioned VP-41. Next duty station-FAETUPAC Ream Field. Still trying to be an AD, I found out that no AD-3s were being made. Switched to AT and took the outfit to NAS North Island, San Diego, California. From there to FASRON-8 NAS Alameda, California. Then commissioned VC-7 at NAS Moffett Field, California and took her to NAS Norfolk, Virginia flying P2V-3C A/C. Commissoned FASRON-51 and then transferred to NAMTC NAS Point Mugu, California. Left there in 1954 for ComUnit 38C at NS Sangley Point, Philippines working within VW-3. Commissioned VQ-1 June 1, 1954 and took the outfit to NAS Iwakuni, Japan flying Martin Mercator P4Ms. Left there end of 1957 and went back to FAETUPAC Det A NAS Alameda, California. Got out soon after having made AT-1 in February 1954..." [BIO Updated 25JUN2002 | 30APR2001]

TORRES, AMSC Dan Retired daniel.torres@cox.com "...VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California 1976 - 1980, AIMD NAS Miramar 1980-1984, VP-4 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii1985 - 1988, VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam 1991- 1993, VAW-112 NAS Miramar 1993 - 1995, NAMTRADET NAS Miramar 1995 - 1998..." [04JUN2000]

TRACY, AD1 Scott Retired tracy@whidbey.net "...My list starts at VX-1 77 to 80 ground pounding, VP-4 81 to 84, NAS Keflavik, Iceland (trash hauling) 84 to 87, PMTC 87 to 90, VQ-1 90 to 93, and VAQ-129..."

TREADAWAY, Mike (Tread) mtread@artelco.com "...I served with VQ-1 NAS Atsugi, Japan from 1968 and 1969. I was in the airframes shop and worked with Lee Zimmerman, Ralph Janes, James Murawski, Keith Gray, one of the Laffey brothers and many others. I would enjoy hearing from you all..." [11APR2003]

TROMBETTA, Paul (Chief T) ptrombetta@sprintmail.com "...I served with VQ-1 and retired from the Q in Guam in 1984. I'm trying to locate an old friend named ATCS Shannon Sharpe. If anyone knows his whereabouts, drop me a line..." [22JAN98]

TUNSTALL, AME3 Francis francis.tunstall@lanewo.ang.af.mil "...I served with VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam from February 2, 1972 to February 2, 1974. I was in the unit when we went on deployments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, Japan, Phillipines, Korea and the U.S.S. Ranger. I treasure the time I was with the Unit. I was an AME-3 and my shop Chief was Chief Barksley. I worked on the A-3, P-3 and the C-121 Aircraft. I would have stayed in the Navy if it wasn't for my Father being sick..." [14APR2009]

TURLINGTON, Jay jturlington@hotmail.com "...Currently in VQ-1, served in VP-30, VP-31, VP-40, VP-50, VP-9, VP-47 and one non-flying tour to recruiting (mistake). Looking to hear from folks from the past. Looking forward to retirement, time for a change! Let me hear from ya..." [11JUL99]


VAIL, AMS3 Jay Sr. mjvail@embarqmail.com "...I was stationed VQ-1 NAS Atsugi, Japan 1968-71 worked airframe shop then went to crew metalsmith on willie victors flew pr27, 25-24 some of the people I knew all three Laffey Bros, Ralph Janes, Chick Vera, Jackson, Schoonover, Frank Brown, after 40 yrs hard to remember others. Jar my memory please. Would like to hear from anybody that worked the willies during that time period or any air frame personel also any mechs during that period. One of the best tours of duty in my 20 yrs..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 10FEB2011 | 22AUG2002]

VANDAGRIFF, Jerry OkieVan@aol.com "...Served in VQ1 from August 64 to June 67. Was an ATR2 and flew willy v's and A3's. Would like to hear from any shipmates from this time period..." [02DEC98]

VanWAGNER, Bryan D. AllNighter@earthlink.net "...Was an AT Ground Pounder in VQ-1 Jul85-Sept87 then went on to AIMD NAS Lemoore, California Nov87-Dec89. Still in the Aviation Field as a Flight Simulator Technician..." [12SEP98]

Memorial Picture "...VARNER, Stretch...Stretch Varner, VQ-1, died peacefully November 29, 2005 after a long illness. His funeral will be December 14th in San Marcos, CA. A service will be held at 9:30a.m. in St. Mark's Catholic Church, Deer Springs Rd. and Sarver Lane. Internment will be at 2:00p.m. in Rosecrans National Cemetery which is in Point Loma, CA...Mel Davidow meldavidow@earthlink.net..." [13DEC2005]

VENA, Robert A. robertvena@yahoo.com "...I used to fly aboard VQ-1 EP-3E Orions and EA-3B Sky Warriors out of NAS Atsugi, Japan, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska, Shemya, Alaska, and off of the USS Midway. I was a CTI2(NAC) assigned to NSGD NAS Atsugi, Japan between 1986 and 1990..." [E-Mail Updated 25APR2005 | 31JUL99]

VENTICINQUE, AT(NAC) Steven G. sgal425s@swbell.net "...I was in VQ-1 from '82 - '85, then served at NTTC Corry Station until '88. I am presently stationed at Wilford Hall Medical Center on Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX. My mahogany EP-3 from the PI remains prominently displayed at the house. I look foward to hearing from ex-squadron mates..." [20AUG98]


WALLING, CT Bruce bwallin2@tampabay.rr.com "...I served with VQ-1. Looking for any CT's serving at NAS Atsugi, Japan and or FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam from 1967 to 1969..." [27JUN2006]

WALRATH, AT3 Dennis darat@bellsouth.net "...I served with VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam from 1975 to 1976..." [08JUL2010]

WALSH, MMCPO Paul Retired pwalsh@ewa.com "...I served three tours with VQ-2 and two with VQ-1. Tours with VQ-2 from 1967 to 1970 as an EA-3B SEAWING EWOP; 1979 to 1982 as EP-3E Radio Op and 1986 to 1989 as w/c 210/232 Shop Chief. VQ-1 tours were from 1973 to 1976 as AQ2 ASB-1/7 radar tech and 1992 to 1995 as the MMCPO. Currently a principal analyst with EWAGSI working EA-6B contracts in the Orlando area..." [28JAN2004]

WALTERS, AK3 Andrew (Walt) ALEGIONPOST235@aol.com "...In 1980 I graduated from High School and volunteered to go Navy. Boot Camp was at Great Lakes from July-September. October I was sent to VAQ-33 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and stayed there until they realized that VAQ-33 had moved to Key West, FL. I went to FRAMP School their until December 19th, 1980 - Nice duty. January 2nd, 1981 I was sent to VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam and stayed there 31/2 years. I was sent to NSF Diego Garcia during Lebanon and Grenada. In the early 80's our squadron Logo was the Bat World Watchers. I worked in the VQ-1 AMSU Department as an AK3. I went on a round robin to NAS Atsugi, Japan then to Osan Korea and back to Guam a week later - nice tour. I tooka month leave to go to the Philippines and stayed with locals - another nice adventure. Any one that's been to Guam and has stores to share, just send an e-mail..." [13FEB2001]

WARD, AMEC(AW) Peter C. Retired pookah@surfsouth.com "...I served with VQ-1 from Dec. 1993 to my retirement in Jan. 1997. My first ten months with the squadron were on Guam (great place to be!). I equally enjoyed being on Whidbey Island. I ran the Flight Line for my entire tour. It was, without question, the best job I had throughout my entire career. I now live in Valdosta, GA, and am working for The Home Depot. Would love to hear from anyone who was in VQ-1 during my time there..."

WARNECKE, James warnjg@bellsouth.net "...I started my P-3 career with VQ-1 as a Radio Op (back in the day when we were in Guam) from '88-'91, and then on to Key West from '91-'93 as a Radio and Radar Op in AMU-4. Did the first TEMPEST tests on GD-01 (EP-3J) after it came out of Waco. Moved to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) from '93-'96 and picked up "Vacation 8"'s missions worldwide. Finalized my Navy career in VQ-6 and CAG-8 out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida from '96-'98. Currently working as an AT on P-3AEW aircraft for U. S. Customs Service in Jacksonville, Florida. Would enjoy hearing from anyone from these previous commands. "Anytime, anywhere..baby. For perdiem."..." [10NOV2000]

WARNER, Harold MadfoxMe@aol.com "...I recommissioned VP-10 in 1951 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I was on Crew#7. PC was Louie Switzer RD and Jim Sensback ORD Louie Weeks. Deployed to Argentua and was part of the 4 plane detachment that went to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. We transfered to NAS Brunswick, Maine Feb 1952. Was in many places after including VQ-1. I commissioned VQ-1 in NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1955. Did a tour in VP-5 1963 - 1967 than was on CO Kosnick and Josephsons Crew. Retired Nov 1967 AXC. Must really be getting old sure do miss the good old days. Good flying..." [08OCT98]

WATSON, ATCS John G. Retired albin48@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1975-1979) at NAS Agana, Guam (1981-1984), VQ-1 (1981-1984), AMD NAS Point Mugu, California where I retired. I am currently working on the MQ8B-C Fire Scout (Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) system). Looking for former Shipmates Orin Guidry and Mike Gagnon..." [16JUL2013]

WATKINS, CDR Oakley Key III http://www.naswi.navy.mil/vq-1/Coxo/CO%20Bio.htm "...Commander Watkins entered the Navy in July 1976. His enlisted service included tours in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; USS Canopus (AS-34); and NTTC Corry Station with duties as an Air Navigation Aids Technician, Naval Ground Defense Force Infantryman, Deep Sea Diver, Electronic Warfare School Instructor and Training Battalion Company Commander. He attained the rate of Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer (Diver) prior to being selected to the Navy's Flying Limited Duty Officer Program in 1984. Following completion of Aviation Officer Candidate School and Flight Training, Commander Watkins was commissioned an Ensign and designated a Naval Aviator. In October 1986, he reported to VT-3 at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida as a T-34C Instructor Pilot and Admin Officer. As a Red Knight, he attained all available Instructor qualifications and earned his BS degree from the University of the State of New York. In February 1989, Commander Watkins was selected for transition to the Unrestricted Line and flying the EP-3E aircraft. He joined VQ-2 at NS Rota, Spain in October 1990 as the Aviation Safety Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, and Assistant Operations Officer. Commander Watkins earned qualifications as Electronic Warfare Mission Commander and P-3C/EP-3 Instructor Pilot, and participated in Operations SHARP EDGE, DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, and PROVIDE PROMISE from detachments in Crete, Sicily, and NSA Bahrain. Commander Watkins reported to the Office of Naval Intelligence, Strike Projection Evaluation and Anti-Air Warfare Research (SPEAR) division as the Iranian and Chinese Air Defense analyst in June 1993. Upon completion of his tour, he was transferred to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. While there, he completed Joint Professional Military Training Phase I and attended Central Michigan University Midwest Division earning a Master of Science Degree in Administration. In March 1998, Commander Watkins reported for his Department Head tour at VQ-1, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. His duties included Assistant Operations Officer, Officer in Charge VQ-1 Detachment Southwest Asia, and Maintenance Officer. His detachments included NAS Misawa, Japan / NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan; Thailand, NSF Diego Garcia and NSA Bahrain. Commander Watkins was the Theater Reconnaissance Officer and Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Operations Officer at Commander U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Commander U.S. Fifth Fleet in NSA Bahrain from September 1999 to August 2001. Additional duties included Pakistan and United Arab Emirates Country Officer and Air Operations Officer on the USS COLE Crisis Action Team. Commander Watkins' awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (five), Navy Achievement Medal (two), Navy Good Conduct Award (three), and various unit citations and service awards..." [14JUN2003]

WAXLER, Morris mowax44@aol.com "...Shipmates AE2 in Electric Shop in VQ-1, NAS Atsugi, Japan '69-'71. Looking for "one wires" to have Reunion: Bingham, Washington, Strehl, Huss, Rennie, Shaw, Tomas, Weber, etc. Have a list of 64 Shipmates, have located 16. Need help!..." [21MAR99]

WEBB, ATR2 Dennis wd5gnd@yahoo.com "...I attended "A" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1967), FIC at NAS Point Mugu, California (flew 121's and S2's), FAM Schools and Survival School at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (1969) and VQ-1 (11/1969-09/1972) working in the Electronics Shop. I left the Navy (1972), moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Arlington Texas (1977) and purchased a two-way radio shop (1979). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22MAR2013 | 10APR2004]

WHEELER, Keith V. wheelerk@cnrf.nola.navy.mil "...When I look back on my nearly 26 years in the Navy, I always regard my tours with VQ-1 (June '76 - June '78) and VQ-2 (Dec '71 - Dec '74) as the best, most rewarding tours of duty. I flew on Crew 24 in VQ-2 and Crew 33 in VQ-1. If anyone recalls me and those times, drop me an Email..." [26FEB99]

WHETSTONE, James james.whetstone.ctr@navy.mil "...I served with VQ-1 from 1980 to 1984, VQ-2 from 1987 to 1990 and again with VQ-1 from 1991 to 1993. In hind-site, I enjoyed it all, good times and bad..." [17JUL2010]

WHITE, William E. Jr. Retired billie-white@home.com "...The P4M was the first navy aircraft I worked on as a young aviation electrician in 1951 thru 1953 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines. The squadron then was know as special project before becoming VQ-1. 1953 t0 1954 at FASRON-113 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, then VF-12 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, back at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, Kawjalien, the VF-121 1958 thru 1961. Then VF-141 and VF-53 then to NAMTRADET 3032 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida then USS Enterprise 1971 thru 1974 then Exam Center NAS Pensacola, Florida 1974 thru 1977 then retired..." [E-Mail Updated 21JAN2002 | 25SEP2001]

WHORTON, Sammie K. s_whorton@msn.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1965 to 1967 and the USS Constellation from 1967 to 1969. Would love to hear from former Shipmates during that time..." [28DEC2003]

WILBY, Tom tomwilby@bellsouth.net "...I served with VQ-1 from 1967-1970 as a Plane Captain on the EA-3B (PR-5 and PR-8). Those were great years. Would like to hear from old friends..." [E-Mail Updated 02OCT2005 | E-Mail Updated 16AUG2003 | 17OCT99]

WILEY, T. J. twiley1403@aol.com "...I was in VQ-2 64-66, VQ-1 66-70, VQ-2 70-73. Maintained and flew EA3B EW Operator. Enjoyed all 9 1/2 years. Would like to hear from others I knew and worked with..." [30APR98]

WILKINS, Bill TWOWHELBIL01@AOL.COM "...>USN, VQ-1, NAS Iwakuni, Japan 7/1956-7/1957, AT/3 ECM-Aircrewman. Worked few months in Chart-room before becoming aircrewman operator. First flight on Old unlucky P4M#62. Nose gear fail. Later, No.#62 lost to attack at sea, 13 on crew. One night 24" of prop-blade broke off #68 but, we made it into Okinawa. VQ-1 began updating to AD1 (?) JET, like USAF RB66. Forty three yrs. later I remember AT-1 Rowan "ROHO", AT-2 Bouton, and others. Still have several pictures taken of P4M's and several crewmembers and view from tail-turrent..." [E-Mail Updated 17MAR2000 | 09MAR99]

WILKINSON, AT1(AW) Laura Retired wilkinson86@verizon.net "...I served with VP-17 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1990-1993 and VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I would love to hear from anyone who served with the rainbow fleet at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and with VQ-1. I have retired from the Navy. I'm proud to say my last duty station was NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, serving with the World Watchers of VQ-1. I would love to hear from old squadronmates! Also, any folks from VP-17, VP-1, or anyone who remembers me from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Presently living in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland working my second career as a slimy contractor for NAVAIR :p) supporting the Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 upgrade Program. I miss all old friends, and look forward to seeing more names here that I know..." [E-Mail Updated 04AUG2005 | E-Mail Updated 22MAR2003 | BIO Updated 11APR2001 | 04AUG98]

WILLIAMS, Randy crw56@aol.com "...I served with VQ-1 on guam from 1974 to mid 1975 as an ak. i went to several detachments and assisted in the evacuation of saigon. What an experience..."

WILLIAMSON, CDR Mark R. http://www.brigmiramar.navy.mil/cowebbio.htm "...Commander Mark R. Williamson was born in East Patchogue, New York and raised on the eastern end of Long Island, New York in the small town of Cutchogue. He attended the State University of New York at Brockport and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in May of 1983. Following four months of training at Aviation Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned as an Ensign in January of 1985. In February of 1985, he reported to VT-10 in NAS Pensacola, Florida and was ultimately designated a Naval Flight Officer in January, 1986, following the successful completion of Advanced Navigation training at Mather AFB in Sacramento, California. Commander Williamson's initial fleet assignment was to VQ-1, NAS Agana, Guam. During this tour, he completed over 20 deployments throughout the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean from the Bering Strait to the Gulf of Oman. During these deployments he supported such operations as Praying Mantis, Earnest Will, Coyote, Shooting Star, Team Spirit and WESTPAC 89. While in VQ-1, he served as Legal Officer, Assistant Electronic Warfare Officer, Brigand Officer, and Assistant Training Officer, as well as achieving the operational designation of EP-3E Electronic Warfare Mission Commander; a designation rarely achieved by first tour Aviators. In 1989, Commander Williamson was selected to attend the U. S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. While at USNTPS, he flew over 26 different types of aircraft, including every type of operational naval aircraft. He graduated from USNTPS in December of 1990, and was designated a Naval Test Flight Officer. Following USNTPS, Commander Williamson reported to the former Naval Air Test Center (NATC), renamed in 1992 the Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division, also located at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. While at NATC, he served primarily as the Project Officer in the developmental testing of the ES-3A "Shadow" aircraft. During this time he uncovered, documented, and reported to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) over 1,000 aircraft deficiencies, and ensured that contractor and government engineers worked together to design and implement corrections to the more serious of these deficiencies. Additionally, he "branched out" and worked on the developmental testing of other aircraft such as the F-14D, EA-6B and the EP-3E ARIES II. Commander Williamson joined the "Ravens" of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Six (VQ-6) in July of 1993. While at VQ-6, he completed a full deployment and "workups" with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) EIGHT (USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT) as well as workups with two additional Air Wings: CVW-17 (USS SARATOGA) and CVW-3 (USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER). Significant operations and exercises he participated in included Adriatic Operations such as Combat Support flights during "Deliberate Force" (resulting in the Dayton Peace Accords), "Deny Flight", and "Sharp Guard", as well as Middle East Operations such as Operation "Southern Watch" overland Iraq. Additionally, he participated in "Desert Rescue" in February 1994 and the Joint Air Defense Organization/Joint Engagement Zone (JADO/JEZ) Nearland Test in March 1994. Finally, he served as the Assistance Training Officer, Safety Officer, and Electronic Warfare/Intelligence Officer, as well as the VQ-6 Detachment Delta Assistant Officer in Charge (AOIC). In November 1996, Commander Williamson reported to Sea Control Squadron VS-41, the S-3A/B and ES-3A Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS). As the senior ES-3A instructor training Pilots, Naval Flight Officers and Aircrewman earmarked for the Fleet VQ Squadrons, he served as the Assistant FRS Training Officer and ES-3A Department Head, while achieving designations as a Carrier Suitability and ES-3A Flight Instructor. Additionally, he became a qualified Ground Instructor on ES-3A "AOR Requirements", "Differences", and Mission Avionics System Trainer (MAST) courses. Most significantly, while at VS-41 he established a "stand-alone" ES-3A Department as well as procured funding and brought a new trainer "on-line" to enhance ES-3A FRS training. Following VS-41, Commander Williamson joined the "Wizards" of VPU-2 in July 1997. While at VPU-2 he completed four 60-day deployments to the 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AOR) as a Detachment OIC and Mission Commander. Additionally, significant operations and exercises he participated in included Javelin Maker, Bantam Runner, Ellipse's Alpha and Charlie, Kernal Blitz, RIMPAC 98, Fowl Eagle, and Operation Southern Watch. Finally, he served as the Operations and Training Officer, successfully leading two very large and critical departments. In 1999, Commander Williamson was selected to attend the U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Newport, Rhode Island. He completed the National Security Decision Making, Strategy and Policy, and Joint Maritime Operations syllabuses and was awarded a Master of Arts Degree in March of 2000. Additionally, he matriculated in the Master of Business Administration Program at Salve Regina University. Commander Williamson reported to the Joint US Military Affairs Group-Korea in April of 2000. Assigned as the Navy/Marine Corps Aviation Program Manager, Commander Williamson was responsible for all US-ROK Navy/Marine Corps Aviation Security Assistance and Foreign Military Sales, and maintained very close relationships with ROK Navy organizations including: NAVSEASYSCOM (Taejon), Airwing-SIX (Pohang), Ministry of National Defense (Seoul), as well as various US and Korean Defense industry companies. Commander Williamson joined the professionals at Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar in May of 2002, and assumed the duties of the Executive Officer. In June he took Command and is currently the Commanding Officer of NAVCONBRIG NAS Miramar, California. Operationally, Commander Williamson has accumulated both land-based and seaborne flight experience with over 3,700 flight hours and 300 carrier landings. His decorations include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (3 awards, one with the Combat "V" decoration), Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), and numerous other campaign and service awards..." [27JUN2003]

WILLOUGHBY, Lonnie P. willough@whidbey.net "...I was a Screaming Eagle in VP-1 from March 1990 to August 1993; the legendary IFT of the Silver Bullets of CAC 3. I taught the IFT course at NAMTRADETJAX from November 1993 to November 1996. I am currently attached to the World Watchers of VQ-1 assigned as a Radio Operator until June 2000..." [11OCT98]

WILSON, Buzz stacey.a.wilson@boeing.com "...I've got over 5000 hrs in the greatest aircraft flying. Flew my first VQ-1 World Watchers (NAS Agana Guam) mission in the EC-121M as a CTT2 aircrewman, then went to the EP-3B, 149669; then went to the EP-3Es, 148887, etc. Flew in both the EP-3E Deepwell and AIRIES I's. I got a USN commission and went back to VQ-1 as a Senior Evaluator (SEVAL) NFO for more EP-3E time. A tour with VX-1 (Pioneers), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, with P-3 Update IIIs and then a tour with the now decomissioned VAQ-33 Firebirds flying as an EWO on the EP-3Js..." [23FEB2000]

WITT, Edward J. Jr. wittejbj@whidbey.net "...Served with VP-47 NAS Moffett Field, California; and VO-67 onto VQ-1. Also flew stripped out P2V's out of NAS Adak, Alaska for search and rescue..." [06JAN99]

WITTE, Steven J. sjwitte48@yahoo.com "...I was stationed at VQ-1 NAS Atsugi, Japan from July 1968 thru June 1970. I was a DP3 and worked in the Admin bldg. Some of my favorite memories were all of the Yokohama runs. I think I had the record time and can be verified by my good buddy Ken Stephens. I would love to find Mike Ireland, Lou Snelling, Steve Wasnock or John Matuszynki. Would love to hear from anybody that was in the Q at the time..." [15SEP2000]

WOODFIELD, AME2 Edward A. ewoodfield@ibm.net "...Was in VQ-1 during 1964-65-66. Looking for old Shipmates. Thanks!..." [25NOV98]


YARD, AMSC J. A. Retired jyard44@gmail.com "...I served with VS-38 (1963-1966), VP-50 (1969-1971), VP-68 (1978-1980), NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee (AMS Instructor Duty), VQ-1 (1985-1988), VX-1 (1988-1990) and retired at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1990)..." [01JUL2014]

YEAGER, IS1(SW) George jyb657@juno.com "...I was an Intelligence Specialist stationed at VQ-1 in NAS Agana, Guam from September 1987 to January 1991..." [17OCT2003]

YORK, AE2 Gary L. cars7dogs@sbcglobal.net "...VQ-1 Nov66-Nov68 AE-2 in elect shop with AE-C Joe Aque (good man) Swenson Grimsley Poole, Nufer, and others, who was night..." [04MAR2007]


ZAWACKI, AT1 Ed Shipmate Pix ezawacki@erols.com "...ARN-14/18 Bench Tech AIMD NAS Pensacola, Florida from 1982-1984, P-3 Radio Operator VQ-1 from 1984-1987, P-3 Radio/Radar Operator VXN-8 from 1987-1991, NRL from 1991-1994, NRL from 1998-2001, and currently serving with NRL..." [BIO Updated 07APR2003]

ZEILER, Charles G. cgz@sbcglobal.net "...I served with FAETUPAC at NAS Atsugi, Japan in 1969/70 and worked with VQ-1 & VP-17. I was in charge of the ASTA shop which took care of the gear to train aircrew all over westpac. I also went to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam with VQ-1..." [14JAN2005]


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