VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
VPNAVY Address

VP Shipmate Directory
Last Name Starting With P Last Name Starting With E

Memorial Picture "...PEACOCK, ADJ3 Myrle W...Shipmate Pix...My Father, Myrle W. Peacock, passed away 4/23/2009...Dad was a Aviation Machinist Mate Third Class in the Navy in both the Second World War and Korea. During WW-II He was a tail gunner on a PB4Y-2 (The Navy version of the B-24) with VPB-119, Crew-22, and served in the Pacific including at Clark Field in the Philippines. He flew patrols that lasted up to 14 hours when they patrolled from Formosa (Taiwan) to Indo China (Viet Nam). He says he some how survived the bomb runs which were made at an altitude of 200 feet. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and 4 Air Medals as well as numerous campaign medals. He was recalled in 1950 from the inactive Reserves and served in Korea during 1950 and 1951. While he was in Korea he was assigned to fly in a PBM flying boat squadron...I would like to hear from some of Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by Cecile Nessler cnessler@cox.net [04AUG2011]

Memorial Picture "...PEACOCK, AMM2 William L. "Buddy"...My step-father, William L. (Buddy) Peacock, passed away November 1st, 1993. He served with CASU-4 and CASU-5..." Contributed by Phil Mullens pgmullens@comcast.net [23JAN2014]

Memorial Picture "...PEDATELLA, AOM2 Alfonso (Fro)...My father, Alfonso (Fro) Pedatella served in WW2 between August 30, 1944 to November 8, 1945. His flight log book says he served with VPB-53 and VJ-7. I would love to hear from any Shipmates that remember him...Ronald A. Pedatella rpedatella@hflenz.com..." [10FEB2004]

Memorial Picture "...PEITZ, ARM3 Bill...My dad, Bill Peitz, served with VS-48 (1944-1945), passed away 09 Aug 2015. He is interred at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, Ca. It was always a treat to listen to his stories of serving in Alaska on Attu, Adak, and Dutch Harbor. I know he was friends with Dan Faas (also VS-48) who I saw recently passed away too. Thanks for a great historical website, and thanks to all those brave souls who served our country in "Sewards Icebox" keeping our northern border safe..." Contributed by Jason Peitz electric70man@gmail.com [29NOV2018]

Memorial Picture "...PELLETIER, Normand Roger...I wanted to let you know that my father PO1 AAM1/C Normand Roger Pelletier passed away this Tuesday, June 8, 1999 of cardiac arrest at his home in Wilmington, NC. He has contributed to your pages many facts concerning the crash of my uncles plane near Iceland during WW2. My father spent much of his early years of service with VP-56, VP-212, VP-201 and patrol bombing squadron VPB-21, and VPB-2. He was very fond of your website and took me to it many times late at night when I would visit with him at his home. My thanks to you for your website as it is a memorial to all who have served in the VPNAVY. My thanks to the Navy and Marine color guard who were also supplied for his beautiful funeral. If you have any additional stories about my father and uncle, Lionel Pelletier, please pass them on. We are composing a scrapbook of facts and stories for both of these gentlemen. Please feel free to write me an email...Roger Lionel Pelletier pelle11@ibm.net [12JUN1999]

Memorial Picture "...PELLO, Dan...Sad to announce the death of VP-10 Red Lancer ATC Dan Pello (1960-1963) who passed away December 1, 2002...WILSON, AT2 Robert T. Jr. helgasgardener@gmail.com..." [25JAN2003]

Memorial Picture "...PENDELL, CDR Carl R. Shipmate Pix...Sept. 21, 1928 Santa Barbara, CA – Sept. 14, 2009 Escondido, CA. Son of Alva S. and Hazel Pendell, raised in Whittier, California, Commander PENDELL attended the University of California at Los Angeles under the NROTC program and was graduated and commissioned in 1951. His first assignment was aboard the USS Hopewell (DD681), making two deployments to Korea. In December 1952 Commander PENDELL was assigned to flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator on December 22, 1953. His first squadron assignment was VP-22 home ported in Hawaii. His next squadron was VP-4 home ported at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan flying P2V-5F Neptunes 1957-1959. Commander PENDELL participated in Taiwan Straits patrols. Commander PENDELL served as a flight instructor and head of ground school for multi-engine training group at NAF Milton, Florida from 1959 to 1962 until his transfer to USS Valcour (AVP-55). As Navigator and Air Officer, he participated in two deployments to the Persian Gulf involving three transits of the Suez Canal. In July 1964 until May 1966 he was assigned to Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet Staff where he held down the airdesk in Current Operations until transferred to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. While on this assignment, he flew logistic flights in support of Navy units in Vietnam. In June 1968 he was transferred to Staff of Commander Fleet Air Mediterranean at NAF Naples, Italy and served as Operations Officer until July 1971 when he reported to Naval Aerospace Recovery Facility, El Centro, California, as Executive Officer. Commander PENDELL reported to Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group, Pacific Fleet on 19 August 1974 and served as the Executive Officer. Commander PENDELL retired July 1, 1977. Commander Carl R. PENDELL has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device (1960), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, China Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. Following his Naval Service, Commander PENDELL attended Southwestern Law School and became an Attorney in San Diego, California. He was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity, a Lt. Colonel in the US Air Force Civil Air Patrol and a member of the Stoneridge Country Club. His favorite pastimes were flying, sailing, boating, golfing and hunting. Commander PENDELL is survived by his dear friend Shirley Goff, also survived by his ex-wife Gail Pendell, .  brother Alva Pendell, Jr of Klamath Falls, OR; sister, Virginia Henderson and husband Mike of Largo, FL; sons, Carl Pendell, Jr. and wife Paula of San Marcos,CA; Mark Pendell of San Diego, CA; daughter, Pamela McLean and husband Joel of Amarillo, TX; six grandchildren, Katie, Sean, Scott, Kimberly, Erin and Kyle; and four great-grandchildren Stephanie, Christopher, Cali and Ethan who will treasure his memory in their hearts always. A memorial celebration was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 26, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. An on line Guest Book available until 10/23/2010 can be accessed at: Guest Book for Carl Robert Pendell – Online Guest Book by North County Times and Legacy.com. http://www.legacy.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookid=8933665350475&cid=full..." Contributed by Steve/Andy Andruszkewicz sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [21OCT2009]

Memorial Picture "...PERKINS, ADR1 John N...I am the oldest son of ADR1 John N. Perkins who crewed and was plane capt for "Double Nuts", in VP-48 in the 60-64 timeframe. He was crewing when the P5M lost an engine and landed off the nudist beach in San Diego in 1962. He later made the deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1963-64, and participated in ASW missions off Haiphong Harbor the year before the Gulf of Tonkin Incident and the Vietnam War started. He went on to retire as AVN Maint Div Chief aboard the Hornet, out of NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, in Jan 1971. He passed in Sept 1998, in Milton, Florida..." Contributed by Dennis Perkins perkinspa@hotmail.com [28NOV2012]

Memorial Picture "...PERRY, Bill...It's with deepest regrets that I annouce the passing on of my friend Bill Perry. He had been suffering from lung cancer for several years, but is pain free at last. Rest in Peace. Bill served with VP-49 in NAS Bermuda and was in the Beach Crew with me. He was one of the Beach Masters during the mid 1950's. He is survived by his wife Barb, who was a Canadian Nurse in Bermuda where he met and married her, two children and loving grand children...GILPIN, Jim ocvjim@netzero.com..." [19JAN2007]

Memorial Picture "...PERSONS, LCDR George R...If anyone has any memories they would like to share with me about my Dad, LCDR George R. Persons, I sure would appreciate it. He passed away in May 2004 due to pancreatic cancer...Scott G. Persons erniebog@verizon.net..." [02FEB2008]

Memorial Picture "...PETERS, Vernon...My Dad, Vernon Peters, served with VXE-6 (Commanding Officer of VXE-6 DF-74 from 1973 to 1974). He died when I was 8. I would love to hear from anyone who served with him or has any memorabilia...Heather Peters Miethe hjmiethe@aptalaska.net..." [12APR2008]

Memorial Picture "...PETERSEN, LCDR John S...I am sorry to have to write about this, but my Father, John S. Petersen, has passed away. Dad requested that we have no services or memorial for him. Dad served with FASRON-109 (1956 to 1959), VP-18 (1959 to 1961), VX-1 (1961 to 1963), VP-16 (1964 to 1970), NAS Bermuda (1970 to 1972), VP-23 (1972 to 1975), MATTC Memphis, Tennessee (AW School) (1975 to 1978), NFO Training (1978 to 1979), VP-10 (1980 to 1984) and PM-4/ASWMPG (1984 to 1986)..." Contributed by Elizabeth Petersen Boyd lizardson@hotmail.com [29JAN2009]

Memorial Picture "...PETTWAY, ATR3 Robert L. "Bob"...My Dearest Friends and Family, It is with a broken heart that I tell you I've lost my darling husband and dearest friend, Bob Pettway. He passed away December 19, 2020 after a valiant battle with Covid. I miss him with every breath I take and know that each of you share my sorrow and pain. Tentative arrangements, pending unforeseen circumstances, have been made to honor his great legacy on Friday, January 1st at the Valley View Chapel, Chattanooga Funeral Home, with visitation from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. and the service following in the chapel. He will be escorted Saturday, January 2nd to Fruithurst, Alabama where he will lie in state for an hour prior to services at the Upper Cane Creek Church with interment in our family cemetery following the service. I don't have a time set for this service. Arrangements will be finalized with the funeral home on December 28th. Please visit their website for details. Please remember us in your prayers. With Much Love, Gaila Pettway..." Contributed by Gaila Pettway rpettway@epbfi.com [27DEC2020]

PEABODY, AW2 (AW/NAC) Daniel "SHERMAN" dpeabody@4dcomm.com "...Served in VP-47 Dec '90-Jan '96, NAS Moffett Field, California & NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Proudly served as the EWO on CAC 2 the entire time. "FOKU O KUDASAI" Hell of a tour. Amazingly we only ditched one! Currently Assistant LPO at TSC NASNI. I'd Like to Congratulate my Mustang Brother Christopher on becoming the newest NFO for the Red Lancers of VP-10. Use him and abuse him like the newbie that he is! I got your salute right here Ens. Peabody..." [24MAR98]

PEAKE, ATC John Retired johnpilot@centurylink.net "...I served with VP-662 (1956 and 1960-1968). I crewed aboard the P2 and P-3 and retired from NASA July 2003. I couldn't give up the flying so I picked up FAA ratings and more then 5000 hours...." [E-Mail Updated 17JUL2014 | 16MAR2002]

PEALER, CMC Paul D. Retired ppealer@aol.com "...I served with VP-11 from 1958 until 1962 (flew on Crew 2 as radar operator and IFT), VP-10 from 1964 to 1968 (flew on Crew 9 as IFT then night check Avionics shop supervisor and Mad Comp. Tech) and VP-9 as Command Master Chief 1984 to 1985. I retired in 1988 and would love to hear from anyone who was stationed with me at any time during my Navy career..." [25JAN2008]

PEARCE, Robert daddypearc@aol.com "...I was instructor at Lakewood NJ under Commander Barber. Around September of 1945 I started flying Typhoons out of Puerto Princessa of the Phillipine Islands. It was FAW-10 and we used PB4Y2's. At the time I was told that we were the first organized tropical storm group. Yet I never see any reference to our work. Can any one help on this? Are there any of my old students out there? I can affer quite a bit of informations if anyone is interested. My rating was AerM1st..." [25SEP99]

PEARCE, William G. "BILL" (Ret) w0mwo@rmi.net "...I was an Arm/2c in VPB-25 (PBM Martin MARINER) WW2. Al1 VP-1 (P2V Neptune)during the Korean War and AT1/c plank owner in VR-742, NAS Jacksonville, Florida (C-54/C-118). Flew high priorty loads into Vietnam whoile on two weeks active duty early 1960's. Retired in May 1986 from Naval Air Reserve as AT-1 (E-6). Am now Public Relations I Director of the International B-24 (PB4Y-1/PB4Y-2) Memorial Museum section of the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, Pueblo, CO. On my second hitch on active duty (1948-1952 I flew as ARM1/c on PB4Y-2 PRIVATEERS testing Navy air-ground, air-air, Ground -air missiles at the Point Mugu (Pacific Missile Test Center), Oxnard, CA. the B-25 (PB4Y-1) Museum is making a computer data base of all B-24 (PB4Y-1/PB4Y-2) aircrews, living/deceased. See our Web site at http://www.pueblo.org/phas/index.html. Our Phone number is (719) 948-9219. FAX (719) 948-2437. e-mail pwrr59f@prodigy.com Mailing address is Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, 31001 Magnuson Ave., Pueblo, CO 81001. We'll be glad to answer questions about the B-24 etc. as we have former aircrew on our staff and some B-24 pilots from WW2. Ask for our B-24 Crew Info sheet by mail, e-mail, phone or FAX or see our Web site. ..." [09MAY99]

PEARSALL, AMS2 Larry lmpearsall1@msn.com "...Was great to see a few names from my days in VP-1 1985-1989. I think I remember some of the over-the-hump parties. If anybody has found my nanakuli suedes, drop me a line and let me know..." [14JAN2000]

PEARSE, LT Robert T. b747rtp@yahoo.com "...I joined VP-6 in February 1964. We deployed to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan in June of the same year. We were a replacement for VP-42 out of NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I was in LCDR Bruce Campbells crew. Since he was a senior officer the second in command and myself were sent with the airplane and crew all over the place. We were detached to Guam, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and ended up in NAS Iwakuni, Japan. In February of 1965 we returned home to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [02JUN2001]

PEARSON, PN2 Gaylord Ray "Butch" pearsonbutch70@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-47 (1985-1989) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NSF Diego Garcia and NAF Misawa, Japan and a Detachment to COMPACWINGSPAC. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [26NOV2013]

PEARSON, AK3 JH pearsonjh@hotmail.com "...I served VT-24 (10/1968-02/1970) and worked in the Supply Department..." [12DEC2018]

PEARSON, ABH1 Mel Retired niknskp@tds.net "...Did we forget about the beach crew? I was an ABH-1 with VP-50 from 1966 to October 1968. Anyone who went back to Cavite ( NS Sangley Point, Philippines) in 1969 please contact me. Trying to locate a daughter I had with Vivian Sabay who worked at "Little Angie's". Or just e-mail me anyway if you remember me. I'm in constant touch with Tom King, Russ Lansberry, and Jerry Isakson..." [E-Mail Updated 12FEB2005 | E-Mail Updated 21MAY2003 | 26MAY98]

PEARSON, AT1 Richard E. Retired azbrushape@aol.com "...I reported to VP-48 NAS North Island, San Diego, California in 1954. My brother, Robert L. Pearson, arrived at the same time from AT "A" school. It seems that VP-48 were overloaded with AT's so we were both were transferred to VP-40. Bob served until his hitch was up and departed the Navy to attend College. I remained until November 1959 or 1961. I made Chief in November 1959. Due to my wife's illness, I had to return to the US on Emergency Leave. I was later assigned duty with VFAW-3. VFAW-3 was attached to NORAD and the USAF. We "did our thing" with their designations, etc. While serving with VP-40 I was assigned to Crew 5 and also Crew 2. During this time my crew was in Buckner Bay and a Typhoon was in the area. Because I was in the hospital in NS Sangley Point, Philippines due to Adema and severe sunburn, I was not able to make the patrol and another radioman was assigned. They were very unfortunate. After returning from patrol and re-feuling they anchored in Buckner Bay. The storm got very bad. The pilots requested permission to move the aircraft away from the storm but COM7TH FLEET said no! When the water got so bad that the plane was in danger of breaking apart the crew contacted the Skipper in NS Sangley Point, Philippines and asked for permission to try to save the plane. Our Skipper said save it if possible. The water was so rough by this time that it was impossible to take-off, and the plane was lost! The only part of the plane ever found was the vertical tail fin. The "buoy-watch" or the Navigator and four crewmembers were aboard when the typhoon hit. Two of the crew-members managed to make it to safety after 8 hours in the water. Two others were in the water for 16 hours before being saved. The Navigator, LT(jg) Marvin O. Register, was found on a coral reef 27 hours later by some fishermen alive and well! The rest of the crew were on the "Piney-Maru" and were safe. 5-Boat remains to this day somewhere in Buckner Bay. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [23OCT2008]

PEASE, Frank A. gloriahp@bellsouth.net "...I was a member of Patrol Bombing Squadron 208 from December 1943 through November 1945. I was adrift with crew members in a life raft on June 20, 1945, 80 miles north of Okanawa. Contact me. would love to hear from squadron members..." [26MAR99]

PEACE, Richard rgp1930@bellsouth.net "...I was in VP-8 as a Flight Engineer at the time of the loss of the aircraft. Also flying out of NAS Bermuda during the Cuban Crisis. I was part of "MaCale's Navy" at that time. Big Gene Phelps and I went through training pretty much together. Does anyone know of him? Also Danials, a Metalsmith at the time? Run into Danials in Vietnam. He was the Line Chief in the "Crazy Cats" outfit. Army flying P2V's. He said he would never leave his girl in Sangley..." [24OCT2004]

PEAVEY, William billpeavey@grandecom.net "...I served with VQ-2 (1971-1976)..." [28JUL2013]

PEAVY, Tom twilie2@aol.com "...I served aboard NAS Dallas, Texas (1969-1970) as a Flight Plane Captain on the P2V5-P2V7..." [06DEC2010]

PECK, Andy smurfjet@prodigy.net "...I enjoyed seeing comments from squadron mates that I remember. I affiliated with VP-0122 in 1979 after an active duty career of flying helos and C-1/S-2's. I was transferred to VP-69 a couple of years later, and remained there until I transferred to the IRR in 1988. I retired in 1992. Currently, I am living in a suburb of Seattle, and am flying 757/767's for USAirways, based on the East Coast. In a time when an aviation career was extremely unstable, the only "constants" in my life were my wife and my friends in the Navy reserves. Over the years, I've encountered several former squadron mates in the airline world. I've enjoyed that!..." [01MAY2000]

PECK, Jeff peckje@ogden.disa.mil "...I served with VP-46 from 93-97 had a lot of good times. If anyone knows the location of AW1 John W. Griffin any info would be greatly appreciated. I was glad to serve with all of you who served with me. Drop me a line I would like to hear from you..." [09JAN2001]

PECK, AME3 Jim fuzzybare47@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-6 from just prior to deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska in 1966 until leaving for "B" school in early 1968. I worked in the Av-equipment shop. Unfortunately, 41 years doesn't do the memory any good..." [08NOV2009]

PECK, HM1 John H. Retired jpeck4@cox.net "...Was a crew member of VP-26 in 1954, at NAS Brunswick, Maine, NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, HM1 USN Retired, worked with Flight Surgeons..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 03NOV2004 | 22APR98]

PECAUT, AXCS M. cpecaut@fni.com "...VP-94 was recommisioned as a Reserve Squadron on 1 Nov 1970. Hello to all the orignal plank owners of VP-94..." [25DEC98]

PEDERSEN, AD3 Julia (Curtis) ccurtis@montana.com "...Served in VP-46 in 1989 -1992 and did the NAS Misawa, Japan Deployment..." [11JUL2001]

PEDLAR, AN King Forbes kingpedlar@hotmail.com "...Fond memories of my tour of duty with VP squadrons. Was at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1952-1954 assigned to FASRON-109, FAW-11. We were the service squadron for VP-3, and VP-5, under the same air wing. They were using P2V-5 Neptunes, at the time. I lived in Barracks H. I remember viewing the brig, and swimming pool from the barracks. NAS Jacksonville, Florida was a recreational haven, replete with gyms, swimming pools, library, ships service, bar (The Anchorage), lounges, etc. The bases to follow, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island were a disappointing second. NAS Jacksonville, Florida was the best..." [20APR2002]

PEDRIN, Bob bpedrin@comcast.net "...I served with VP-69 (1970-1976) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and was a Plan Owner (3rd person on-board). I left the Navy and spent 10 years as a fireman (reaching the rank of LT) spending part of that time as a rescue diver, played with a band for a few years and drove truck (Carhauler) until I retired in Feb 2013. And yes Joe Grigsby, I remember the water tower at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts and the tennis courts, the base bell and all the VP-69 "gotcha’s" we did on the base and planes. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22JUN2015 | 14JUN2005]

PEENROD, AGCS Mel mcpenrod97@gmail.com "...I served aboard NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (1983-1986) with the Naval Oceanography Command Detachment (NOCD). We provided ASW products and weather forecast for deployed VP squadrons assigned to TG72.2..." [20OCT2013]

PEET, Chris csp-123@att.net "...I served with VP-30 (FRAMP and AD "A" School), VP-10 (1983-1987) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NAS Bermuda, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Oceana, VA (1987-1988) AIMD TF-30 CER..." [10NOV2013]

PEET, Susan (Lightbody) pinkladyslipper6@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-10 (04/1983-10/1986) in Material Control with deployments to NAS Bermuda (1984) and NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1985). I met and married my husband Chris back in 1984..." [10NOV2013]

PEKNIK, Don fastlilpig@netzero.com "...Does anyone remember the infamous "Battle E" Eagles from 1973 through 1976? Or what we used to do on the golf course in NAS Sigonella, Sicily besides golf? Those were the days, if you can remember them. I was attached to the Engine Shop and also to the AIMD Test Cell facility at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. It would be great to hear from any of the old crew from VP-16 during those years. Thanks for the memories! Hope you all are as well as can be! Special thanks to CDR Picard!..." [15AUG2005 | 15MAR2002]

PELC, Henry sailor@temecula.com "...I was assigned to VW-3 from September 1956 until May 1959. I started out as a 2nd radioman on one of our P2V-5JF's. We flew all over the Far East including some of those hairy flights around the Straits of Formosa. I still remember the call sign of the CW station we worked( 00X44). After they retired the P2V's I was assigned to the "Connies" the first one was BUNO 137896 (Crew 4) and then when we got our new planes I was 1st Radioman on BUNO 145925 (forgot the crew No.). I remember we all flew a lot during the Quemoy Matsu Crises flying out of NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Our Skipper was Capt. R.G.Shults at the time.My regulat pilot was an old Lieutenant by the name of Bailey and he was a character as I recall. In May 1959 I was sent to a fighter squadron which pissed me off and I took my discharge in Sept 1959. I stayed out for almost four years and then came back in. I retired as an ATC in Dec.1978. I worked for Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach,Ca. for 19 years and then retired..." [28AUG99]

PELO, ATC (AW/NAC) SCOTT swjpelo@nwlink.com "...Served VQ-1 (crew 34) '75-78, VP-26 '87-90, NADC Warminster, PA '90-93, Bupers SDC Dallas '93-'97, Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) NAS Whidbey Island, Washington '97-present..." [E-Mail Updated 09JAN99 | 30MAR98]

PELOWSKY, Ed edcarol@tds.net "...I served with VP-18 from July 1962 to July 1964. I worked in the Opertation Department. Deployed to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Was part of the NS Rota, Spain deployment in 1963. Played on the Squadron's flag football team while at NS Rota, Spain. Was on a short deployment to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR in 1964 just before I left and went back to civil life..." [E-Mail Updated 27JAN2010 | 09SEP2004]

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

PELTER, Larry lpelter@alltel.net "...I served with VP-44, 1964-1967. ASW Tech 2nd Class aboard LM4, LM8, LM12?... NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NAS Bermuda, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, Thule Greenland (Ice berg patrol)..." [28FEB2000]

PELTIER, Thomas jborpel@aol.com "...I served with VP-7 from 1960 to January 1963 NAS Brunswick, Maine. I was at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada when we lost a crew and then to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I would like to know if anyone has heard from Norman C. Davis or Richard Turkewitz (sp)..." [14MAR2004]

PELTON, AWC Jeff Retired jeffpelton@sbcglobal.net "...AQ from 1970-78 with VA-128, VA-165, VX-5. Changed over to AW 1978. Trained as SS3 with VP-31. Flew as SS3 in CAC-9, 3 VP-47 1978-82. NADC from 82-86, VP-11 CAC-11 86-90 then back to VP-31 until I retired in 93. Moved to Rosamond, CA just west of Edwards AFB. Working as a Electronics Tech for the Union Pacific RR which is a great gig. The Bay Area is great, but my pockets just arn't deep enough! When contacting me please use VP in the subject line or the spam filter (me) will get it. Thanks..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 31JUL2005 | 23SEP2001]

PELUSO, Mike AECFE@AOL.COM "...I'm a former Fighting Marlin (VP-40), Minute Man (VP-92), and Broad Arrow (VP-62). I'm now at the Reserve ASW Training Center and a member of the CNARF NATOPS Team. Looking forward to saying hi to old buds. Take care..."

PEMBERTON, Allen allen@pembcons.com "...I joined VP-2 in June 1966 in NAS Iwakuni, Japan and served as duty driver until squadron returned to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington when I joined Crew 12 as Julie/ECM Op. Served on Crew 12 until Dec. 1967 at which time I joined Crew 5 until March at which time I was transferred to NAS until my seperation in April. I am now a Management Consultants and have 30+ years of business management experience. I am looking for any Crew 12 mates from the 1967-1968 deployment to Viet Nam/NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." [29JUL2003]

PENA, ARM3 Mike c/o Mr. Frank Holmes fholmes101@aol.com "...Mike PENA, ARM3/c who flew a lot with me, is a regular at our WWII USN Scouting Squadron's Assn reunions. Anyone interested in contacting Mike just let me know..." [20JUN2005]

PENA, AO2 Nelson R. penaedc@pacbell.net "...Joined VP-91 from the 129th RQW at NAS Moffett Field, California (accross form the hanger) to get a an LDO position in February 1996. However, since I was 35 already and had a Mechanical Engineer Degree they said I needed to learn the NAVY way as an enlisted first. Since I was an Aircraft Armament Specialist in the Air Force (F-4E, OV-10, B-52Gs and B1 air frame experience) they made me an AO and I completed my P-3C Conventional Weapons Loading Course. Als was training to be an AO Aircrew (man that water survival training was hard). I then signed a contract with them after 36 months then I would get a direct commission to an LDO. WELL that did not happen because VP-91 was diestablished in March 1999 before I reached my 36 month enlistement. Guess what? No one else would honor my contract except for NAS Jacksonville, Florida and it would be a full time position. I turned it down since I had a well paying engineering job in Sacramento (sometimes I have second thoughts about that decision). Therefore, Good bye NAVY, Hello 129th Rescue Wing, California Air National Guard. I crossed back over the hanger where the Air Guard was and I returned back humiliated. Nevertheless, I tell them and I would do it again and I say the NAVY was best 30 months I ever spent and I would still be in with the NAVY if it wasen't for that misfortune. Que sera sera....Meanwhile in the Air Guard I rosed to be Quality Assurance Inpsector and that too was the best time ever. BUT now I'm retiring from the Guard on July 14, 2013 as a Master Sergeant, that would be a Chief in the NAVY. I wish I was a Chief in the NAVY, but could have been a bad-ass LDO. P.S. I still ware my VP-91 ball cap and have VP-91 sticker on my truck! Long live the Black Cats!..." [11JUL2013]

PENAVS, Marie mpenavs@micron.net "...Hello shipmates! I was at VP-93 Nas Detroit 87-90; VP-67 NAS Millington 91-95. Just wanted to say my hellos & hear from anyone out there who may remember me!..."

PENCE, LCDR Donald Retired donpence@aol.com "...I served with AirBarsRon-2 / AEWBarRonPac (AT3 Radio Operator) from 1959 to 1961 and VP-4 from 1968 to 1970. I retired as a LCDR from the USNR..." [10OCT2009]

PENCE, AT1 KARL VAN kvp1961@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-17 from March 1994 to January 1995, when they decomm'ed (got orders there from VP-22). I thought they were joking saying that VP-17 was going to be decomm'ed too. VP-17 was and still is the best VP squadron that I've been in. I have served with VP-30, VP-44, VP-30, VP-22, VP-17, VP-9 (TAD), VP-47, VP-30, and currently with VP-45. Lost touch with alot of good people. If anyone knows me, or remembers me, lets chat..." [20JAN2001]

PENDARVIS, AO3(T) Paul lpencow@bellsouth.net "...I served VAH-2 (1956-1957) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and VP-4 (1957-1959) with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan as crew aboard the P2 and VX-5 (1959-1960) at NAS China Lake, California. While serving with VP-4 - we traded planes with VAHM-10 on their way back to US. Our flights stayed overnight in Formosa with patrol back to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan the next morning..." [06JAN2013]

PENDELL, YN3 Daniel E. danimal_32@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-11 from September 1973 to April 1976. I was a YN3 but departed the service as a YN2. Looking for old Shipmates, including David C. Gardner..." [21JUN2006]

PENDELL, Don donpendell@sbcglobal.net "...I served as a "plane-pusher" with VP-5 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1964 through 1965 with one deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I would be interested in hearing from others who were there at that time..." [E-Mail Updated 20MAR2008 | 00DEC96]

PENDERGIST, Dennis dpendergist@comcast.net "...I served with VP-30 (Acoustic Operator) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1981 and VP-23 (Acoustic Operator) at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1982 to 1984 with deployments to NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and Detachments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I was accepted to the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection (BOOST) Program and left for San Diego in early 1984. I ended up graduating from the University of Oklahoma and retired as an officer in 2004. I am trying to get in touch with old Shipmates in VP-11 and other squadrons: AW Bill Waldron and AW Mike Doherty..." [25MAY2010]

PENDLETON, Charlie watcher@netzero.net "...I served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) between 1964 and 1965 at Philadelphia Mothball Fleet..." [10FEB2009]

PENDLETON, AE2 Scott scpendleton6@gmail.com "...I served with VP-66 (08/1982-08/1986) until I was discharged. After the Navy, spent much time on the West coast. Started helping my Dad build a tackle store and cannery business on the Southern Oregon coast. Then moved to the bay area and got into a computer manufacturing company. Have spent most of my career in this industry. Have been in Texas the last 20 years. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [21FEB2012]

PENDLETON, AO2 Morris A. mpendleton@sextonconstruction.com "...Service with HA(L)-3 (Seawolves) 67-68 as crew chief and door gunner. VP-24 69-70 as flying AO one crew one with CDR Martini's crew..." [03JAN2002]

PENDRAK, CDR Joseph F. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=3108 "...CDR Joseph f. Pendrak, USN - NFL Number: 3108 - Date of Birth: 12/1/1919 - Date In: 6/16/1941 - Date Out: 12/1/1979 - City, State: Port Charlotte, FL - School Attended: Mass. State - Aircraft Flown: PBM-5, PB4Y-2, P2V6M, JRB-4, SNC-2 - Ship or Unit: VPB-215, OTU-4 and VPB-839 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr. - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Caribbean, Europe - Associations/Service Organizations: NAMF Founding mbr. TROA Navy League Order Quiet Birdmen Nav. Council Aviation - Highest personal decoration or award: Letter Commendation - Significant Achievements: 3814.4 navy flight hrs. Commercial pilot. C.O. AAU-836/VPB-836 missile air wing of 83. Involved high school ROTC. Sales manager/asstnt. to Pres National Pharmaceutical Co - In Memoriam? No..." [03DEC2005]

PENINGER, NC1 Steve ste72@mailexcite.com "...I was the CCC with VP-93 from 1991-1994. If it hadn't been for the closure I could have stayed with the better part of the Navy, brown-shoe part that is. Best thing that ended up happening was finishing my 20 on NAS and having some links to the VP community. Good times!..." [05FEB98]

PENNACHIO, ABH1 Keneth F. pennachio1078@comcast.net "...I served with VP-56 (1974-1978) as Line Crew Supervisor with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Thank you for all you guys have done or will do in the future. You are the reason why this country is still free and will remain so. For the families who have lost a loved one, thank you too. For all the wives who put up our crap and with what we wanted to do, you deserve a medal for so many reasons..." [24APR2020]

PENNEY, ADCS(AC) Gary bassguy592000@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-17 from 1981 to 1984 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [17JAN2009]

PENNINGTON, Jack (jmfp) jack_pennington@hotmail.com "...Hello Shipmates! Nice to have a web site just for us airdales. It was exicting to see a few names that I remembered. Hope to hear from more as time goes by. FLY NAVY! VP-40 Dec78-Dec81..." [21APR99]

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]

PENNINGTON, AD1 Phillip Retired damnyankee@suddenlink.net "...I served with VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California from June 1973 to August 1977, VP-90 at NAS Glenview, Illinois from September 1977 to August 1982, VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from September 1982 to October 1985, VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from December 1985 to October 1989 and Naval Air Development Center Warminster, Pa. I have flown every operational model of the P-3 from the first production model BUNO 148883 through the P-3C update III. I was an 8251 (Flight Engineer) with well over 10,000 flight hours in P-3s. If there were no mandantory retirement I think I would still be flying the P-3. I would like to hear from other P-3 sailors. Thank You..." [E-Mail Updated 02OCT2009 | E-Mail Updated 20APR2001 | E-Mail Updated 02NOV2000 | 06MAY2000]

PENNINGTON, Will pennie59@comcast.net "..."Hello fellow VP travelers. It has to end someday and for me that day is February 6th, 2006. I'm retiring after 27 years of VP fellowship. It's been a great honor to serve with so many fine people in such great squadrons: VP-8 (1977 to 1981), VP-6 (1982 to 1986), VX-1 (1986 to 1989), VP-11 (1989 to 1992), Force Warfare (1997 to 2000), VP-4 (2000 to 2003) and NAVAIR (2003 to 2006). The riches I've accumulated over the years cannot be measured in terms of per diem, but in memories. The people were the best part, the Orion the best aircraft in the Navy, and the deployment sites unbelievable: NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain, PI, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NSF Diego Garcia, NAF Misawa, Japan and all the detachment sites. Some of the people I will never forget: STGS1 John Phillips; AWCS Mike Glenn, Red Phillips and Jim Piepkorn; Steve Velde, Dave Metzger, Rick Leitch (Rick e-mail me) and Bob Brown; Brian Fraser, Phil Seifert, and Glenn Atwell; Glenn Ford, CWO Baird, John Wolfe, and Bob Lishness; Mike Cherry; Jim (WO) Lee and Craig Springman; Heidi Davis, AT1 Hamelton and all the maintenance folks; and, of course, Tank. Thanks to Nevins Frankel for this GR8 VP website. Thanks to all my Skippers, esp. CDRs Riffle, Sikes, Miller, Hill, Horsman, Skinner and Hollyer, for their confidence and support. Most of all, thanks to AFCM Bud Leady and ABCM Sam (4.0) Underwood: they exemplified the type of Sailor I wanted to be. Fair winds and following seas..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22OCT2005 | E-Mail Updated 13OCT2000 | 07MAR99]

PENNYPACKER, AVCM Granville "Lee" Retired penzack@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-5 (1982-1986), NADC (1986-1990), VP-68 (1992-1996), VR-56 (1996-2010) and retired from the reserves (12/2010) after more than 30 years Active/Reserve time. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19AUG2012 | E-Mail Updated 17AUG2012 | 11DEC98]

PENROD, PO2 James shim20@juno.com "...I served with VP-91 (1972-1977) at NAS Moffett Field, California. I handled officer records, classified material and played sports throughout my naval Career..." [10JUN2015]

PENSE, Lee c/o His Son Mike Pense nibor@iso.net "...If anyone would like a crew picture containing some of the men from VPB-200, VP-198, and VP-100. I have possibly the only aircraft art for VPB-200 (it was never allowed to be put on because the birds changed hands so often). Please contact me, this art was drawn by one of my dad's crewmates. If anyone recognizes any of the crewmen, I would like to hear from you. My Dad's name is Lee Pense (radio operator) ARM3c. He flew the PV-1 and PV-2 Ventura. Dad's crew captain was Robert A. Willise..." [29JAN98]

PENZA, Robert J. rpenza@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-117 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1956 to 1957. I remember Shipmates names like Red, Sandy, Kehoe, Skabelund and Despins. I would love to hear from any Shipmates who may have served with me. I need help since I am trying to file a VA Claim. I noticed that NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii was disestablished in 1999. It sure had a beautiful beach nicknamed "Admiral Nimitz's Beach" including a bar! Unfortunately, now it is loaded with Rental Property (what a shame). I used to be a lifeguard there - wore a bikini - had a surf board, etc. I sure wish I had pictures now. It seems like a world away. I can remember falling asleep on a surf board one day and drifting out to sea! I ended up a mile down beach and was lucky to get to shore (in retrospect)..." [BIO Updated 09DEC2008 | 04DEC2008]

PENZINE, Don dvpenz@aol.com "...Served with VP-23 from 1952-1955. Have fond memories of NAS Brunswick, Maine, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. Can't seem to read too much about the times we were all in the squadron with CDR H. Hopp. I seem to remember being crew on both MA-2, MA-7 and at times MA-11 both with the P4Y's and the P2V-7's. Remember a wedding in NAS Brunswick, Maine and have some photos. Appreciate anyone else with photos or information, or just want to get in touch..." [19MAR2001]

PEOPLES, Rich peeps101@msn.com "...I served with VP-56 from March 1971 to February 1973. I signed on at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and made the move to NAS Jacksonville, Florida that spring. I was a Parachute Rigger and worked at AMD quite a bit but was assigned to the squadron during the deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland from November 1971 to May 1972. I would love to hear from some of you..." [29JUN2004]

PEPE, ATC(AW) Louis LandGPepe@worldnet.att.net "...I served as an AX3, AX2, and left as an AX1. I was there from 1980-1984 and deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily , Bermuda, Rota & Lajes. I spent most of my time representing the Dragons TAD to AIMD fixing the ASW gear. We were all a big happy group in Hangar 1000 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, most everybody in one squadron had friends in all the others. My subsequent tours were: MMF-A (Patwing 11), VS-31 (Cecil Field), AIMD (NAS Key West), VS-38 (North Island), and now US Naval Academy (17th Company Senior Enlisted Advisor). ..."


PEPLINSKI, E3 Chris thescaffoldmaster@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Whidbey Island, Washington as a Naval Reservist..." [25APR2010]

PEREBOOM, Rob thebooms@sprintmail.com "...I served in VP-6 from 1991-1993. I was in the squadron when it decommisioned. From there I served in VP-9 for a year. I made deployments to Adak, Misawa, and Diego Garcia..."

PEREIRA, AD Jason beechjetmech@hotmail.com "...I served with Force Warfare Aircraft Test NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1989 to 1991. I was a AD working on the S3 (BUNO: 736), S3B (BUNO: 742 and 770) and the first ES-3 BUNO: 993. I went to Great Lakes for basic training in 1988. From there I went to Millington TN, NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida and VS-27 for F.R.A.M.P. school..." [03DEC2003]

PEREZ, Casimiro F. "Pancho" panchoellen@webtv.net "...I served with VP-49 at NAS Bermuda from July 1958 to July 1960. I was a crew member on LP12. I retired in 1976 and still reside in Pensacola, Fl..." [BIO Updated 18AUG2009 | 08AUG2001]

PEREZ, AO Henry Rick rickp360@comcast.net "...I was an Aircrew Ordnanceman, and flew with Crew 7 assigned to VP-40 from 1979-1981. I transitioned to the reserves and flew as Aircrew Ordananceman with VP-91 from 1991-1997. Look forward to hearing from any old Shipmates..." [19MAY2008]

PEREZ, Johnny A. Retired perezja@navair.navy.mil "...I was in VS-28 from APR 87 thur MAY89 when I retried. I was in QA for those yrs. I had a good tour for being my last squadron before I retired after 22 yrs..." [09JUL2001]

PEREZ, Johnny A. PEREZJA@TQCI.NET "...I was in VQ-2 84-87 and was W/C110 LPO. I had one of the best family tours in my 20 plus yrs in the Navy. I would like to hear from anyone that might remember me..." [01AUG99]


PEREZ, Matt livinohsogood@sbcglobal.net "...Hi all you ex VP-19 folks... I was a Big Red'er from about 81-85. Really enjoyed my time there and miss some of the old friends. Sat in the center cockpit seat, flight crews 2, 4 and 9. Went reserves after that, attached with VP-67 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. Ended my military career as a C-5A/B Galaxy Flight Engineer in the Air Force Reserves (it's true what they say about those Air Force sissies). Been flying for the airlines now since 1993, presently flying right seat on the B-727 soon to be B-757, but of all the aircraft I've been on, the P-3 Orion was my favorite and VP-19 is where I had some of my most favorite good times. Drop me an email, I'll surely write back... (also looking for two lost buddies named Tim Mattson and Chuck Mekannon...has anyone seen or heard from them?)..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAR2005 | E-Mail Updated 03MAR2002 | BIO Updated 02NOV2001 | E-Mail Updated 25OCT2001 | BIO Updated 08APR2001 | 01NOV99]

PEREZ, AZ1 (AW) Patrice "Missy" boricua20004u2@yahoo.com "...I was also at VC-8 Sep 1989 (Hurricane Hugo) till 1993. Then AIMD Jax (93-96) HC-5 Guam (96-99) NAVAIRSYSCOM Logistics (1999-2002)..." [14JAN2002]

PERILLOUX, DPC John S. Retired jperilloux@home.com "...I was on the west line in BTU-1N at NAAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida from Nov. 1952-June 1954 (ADAA and ADAN). I returned to NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida in Dec. 1962 as an ADR1 and was assigned to VT-2 until July 1965. Worked in power plants, then was assigned to the east line trouble-shooting crew. Went from there to the leading chief's office. Retired Sept. 10, 1973 as a DPC..." [18JUL2001]

PERKINS, PH2 Daniel J. perkindj@uwec.edu "...I served with VU-5 Det. A. from March 1962 at the photo lab. I see on Google Earth the place is a resort!. Oh, well, I've still got good memories..." [23MAR2008]

PERKINS, YN Demetrio demetrioperkins@ozu.es "...Serve at VQ-2 as a YN from 91-94. Now i'm a cti station at NS Rota, Spain still fly with VQ-2. It's an honor to serve there twice..." [04NOV2001]

PERKINS, Glenn (Perky) PMINIGUINEA@aol.com "...I served with VP-10 from late 1964 to late 1967. I made two deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I started out in the Powerplants Shop but got shipped to the Line Crew when recip mechs became a thing of the past with the transition to the P-3's. I would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates that may remember a 6'7" lineman..." [15JAN2000]

PERKINS, J. R. "Ma" fdrmanowar@bellsouth.net "...I served VS-39 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island during the period 1 January 1954 until 8 September 1954 at which time I was discharged. I was in the Ordnance Crew. We did short cruises on USS VALLEY FORGE and USS ANTIETAM during that time. I have trouble remembering name of Shipmates. We lost a Ordnanceman on one of these cruises. He was removing a live smoke bomb from bomb bay of AF and ran into the prop. Anyone remember his name?..." [07JUL2006]

PERKINS, Lawrence "Perk" chinaboat@mindspring.com "...When I walked through the door of VT-29 in April 1968 the first thing I was asked was: "Can you swim?" I answered in the affimative and was detached to be a lifeguard at one of the base swimming pools. I really didn't get to meet the squadron for five months. We lived in the old WW II barracks/firetraps until the brick ones were finished in I believe the end of 1969. My nickname was "Perk" and if anyone knows where Sixpack or Judy Houston are let me know..." [21FEB2006]

PERKINS, LT Michael V. mike_perkins@bellsouth.net "...I served with VXN-8 (January 1977 - May 1980) as Navigator and Oceanographic Project Coordinator. Left the Navy in 1980 and returned to Birmingham to work at U S Steel. Joined the Air Guard in Birmingham in 1981 flying as a WSO in the back seat of the RF-4C. Left U S Steel in 1982 and began work at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama as a software analyst/developer. Visited the beautiful UAE as a part of that first thing in the Desert (Shield) in 1990. Retired a Major from the Air Guard in 1994. Retired from Blue Cross in 2007. Live in Bessemer, AL with my wife, 2 dogs and 3 cats, and beginning to travel in my motorhome..." [11APR2008]

PERLICK, CDR Chris cperlick@hotmail.com "...I served as a AD2 (also Utility aircrewman) with VXN-8 from June 1976 through Oct 1979 and a AD1 with VP-68 from October 1979 through May 1984. Commissioned as Ensign, Supply Corps. With RESPATWINGLANT at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland then NAS Norfolk, Virginia through 1988. Since then several tours, most notable: CO of NWS Earle Det, CO ELSF Fuels Det, J3(OPS) of COMLANTFLT JTF, and now Overseas Depot Manager for AIR 6.0 in NAVAIR 6066 reserve unit..." [18SEP2003]

PERRIGIN, Ruford A. shallowsue@yahoo.com "...Trying to see if there's anyone out there who served with (MATS) VR-8, both Hickam and Guam, between 1951 and 1953. My twin brother, Raiford, and I served together. Hope to hear from some of you!..." [10FEB2004]

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]

PERRINE, PN3 Robert R. russperrine@icloud.com "...I served with VP-21 (10/1959-07/1962) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. As I told Captain Ainsworth my decision to leave U.S. Navy was only to attend CW Post College (NY) where I graduated with a BA and MA in Communications. Last year I visited the former NAS Brunswick, Maine after all these years. The tower still stands bearing the large letters: “Elevation 75 Feet.”..." [13DEC2019]

PERRON, Bill abper@chartermi.net "...I served with VP-6 from 1970-1971. I worked in the airframes shop in Hawaii, Philippines, & Vietnam. Chief in charge was named Olson..." [08JAN2002]

PERRONE, AE2 Jerome F. (Jerry) dad6991@optonline.net "...Served in VP-10 from 1958 thru 1960. Great tour stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine as AE2. CAC 4 as I recall, flew some really great deployments including a unique run down the west coast of South America anywhere from Panama to Chile. I missed the many friends I made in the Navy and even though the private sector has been good to me, nothing compares. Any Shipmates who wish to e-mail me please do!..." [15MAY2002]

PERRY, AE2 Don donfperry@valornet.com "...I served with VP-47 (1972-1977) as a Second Mechanic then as a FE with Crew-1..." [E-Mail Updated 09JUN2014 | 13MAY2004]

PERRY, AW1(AW) Jim JPERRY1446@AOL.COM "...I was a proud member of VP-93 from 1976 to 1988 as a SELRES and as a TAR. Then, flew with VP-60 and VP-90 in Glenview IL. After that, did a tour with VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and transfered to RATCEN (The AW Boneyard) for my final few years. I plan to come home to Detroit soon. (If I dont screw up and make Chief.)..." [19SEP99]

PERRY, Lowell E. Cranford11@aol.com "...VP-48 - served 1953 - 1956. Switched to helicopters in 1959. Served in HU1, HS5, HC1 (HC1 DET NAS Cubi Point, Philippines), HC4 (CO 69-70), USS Guam (Air boss), Joint Staff as final duty station... Retired as Captain in 1974..." [25DEC98]

PERRY, Richard perrysrb@gmail.com "...I served with VP-4G4 (1968-1974) at NAS Alameda, California (MAD Operator) and VP-873 (1968-1970)..." [BIO Updated 17DEC2013 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 14NOV2012 | 07JUL2009]

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]

PERRY, William (Bill) PERRY.WILLIAM@worldnet.att.net "...I served in VP-49 1952-1954 at NAS Bermuda. I, Jim Gilpin, and Chuck Walls were the Beach Masters Launching and beaching P5M's would like to hear from anyone that served in Bermuda at that time..." [23APR2000]

PERSICHETTY, Mike mike.persichetty@sun.com "...Served with COMPATWINGONE Det Misawa from Aug75 to Mar77. I was with VP-46 from Aug77 to Sept81. I deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska (Crew-1 Nov77-May78), Misawa (Dec78-Jun79), and NAS Keflavik, Iceland (Crew-3 Feb80-Sep80). I was a Sensor Station One operator and NATOPS evaluator. Other AWs on my crews were Dave Wallick (Columbus NE), Richard Wilkens (Richardson TX), Mike McDonough (Santa Cruz CA), Dan Parker (Morgan Hill CA), and Ken Sharp. I'm 41, married 13 years with four kids, living in Sunnyvale CA. I have worked at Sun Microsystems for 15 years..." [31JAN98]

PERKINS, ARM3 A. L. alp1@ewol.com "...Spent 28 months in South Pacific (WW2) with VP-33 at NAS Seattle, Washington in 1941. At that time VP-33 was a PBY patrol squadron. Flights from NAS Seattle, Washington to Dutch Harbor, Alutians, etc. Instructor at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas on return from duty in South Pacific. 1944. PB4Y1 (Navy Version of B-24. Love to hear from Shipmates..." [15AUG2001]


PERKINS, Dan danielperkins@mailexcite.com "...Served with VP-21, NAS Brunswick, Maine from FEB67 to APR68 after a tour with HC-4 Black Stallions in Lakehurst. We were in NS Rota, Spain FEB67 to JUN67 then NAS Sigonella, Sicily from NOV68 to APR68. Would like to know if anyone has a line on ATN3 Willy Summerfield who was originally from Long Island, New York?..." [13JAN99]

PERKINS, Don rooster4@gate.net "...VP-1 '63-'70, VX-1 '70-'74, VP-56 '75-'78, ASW TEST '78-'81, and VP-1 '81-'84. Look forward to hearing from everyone..." [02JAN99]

PERKINS, Bill w.perkins3@gte.net "...Attached to VP-65 1992 to present. VP-93 1986 to 1991. Student at VP-31 1991 to 1992. To all those fellow P-3ers out there. Drop me line. Things are well here in sunny CA..." [30NOV98]

PERKINS, Harry B. rperkins@sisna.com"...I am looking for any personal that was assigned to the VP 62 or VPB 150 Squadron during 1943 - 44 over the Pacific during WW 11, Any reunions or personal assigned to this Sq. he would like to contact them, his name is Harry B. Perkins of Overton Nevada 89040 He flew the PBY Cat. his phone number is (702) 397 2180 any information at all would be a great help to him. Thank You Roger Perkins P.O. Box 3057 Mesquite, NV 89024...

PERRINE, AO1(AW/NAC) Gregory A. rubberduck11@msn.com "...I served in VP-10, VP-11, NAWC Warminster, Pa., and VP-5. I flew as an Ordie for 14+ years and loved every minute of it and miss the hell out of it. I'm wondering what ever happened to (at the time) AT1 David Hertzog (ZOG!). Last I know he was stationed in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland with Force Warfare. Orion's all the way!..." [15NOV2001]

PERRY, ATN2(AC) Bill whp45@swbell.net "...I served with VC-3 from December 1968 to May 1972. I had the good fortune to be the squandron's NATOPS AIR CREW evaluator and was on the plank crew that was sent to the Lockheed Plant, Ontario, CA, in 1970 to test and accept the Navy's first DC-130, an "A" model purchased from the USAF to be refitted by Lockheed to replace the DP2E Neptune (UF21, 22 and 28) as the airborn launch platform for the Ryan BQM-34A Firebee. The original crew consisted of LCDR Jim Peabody (who drove the finest red Mercedes Gullwing in So. CA), LT Gary Bailey,Borger, Texas, MCPO Ernie Ruse and SCPO Terry Bennet (who knew their way AROUND the Navy), AE1 Bill Binkley, AE2 John Conley and myself. We were all drawing per diem while in Ontario but the Lockheed people seemed to always cover most of our out of pocket expense which made the per diem go a long way. The Lockheed folks also loved happy hour which convened every day at 1630 and always lasted more than an hour. I remember a particularly long night of happy hour fun that culminated with a 0430 pre flight, 0630 departure, as we took UF228 over to Yuma to "crash and dash," after testing stall speeds all morning, with a full compliment of drones aboard. I think that we began testing at 50K feet and worked our way down in 10K increments to stall and then fall. John Conley and I were so air sick that we could barely function the rest of the day. However, we did make Happy Hour that afternoon. Ultimately the Navy, after many weeks of testing, signed off on UF228 and we proudly brought her home to NAS North Island, San Diego, California to sit on the ramp amongst the STUFES like a mama chicken with her chicks. During the summer of 1971, that same crew was sent to NAF China Lake, California to launch test the new Ryan supersonic BQM-34E, which meant many weeks in the desert where the only diversions were ten cent drinks and Bingo. Since we couldn't master Bingo and were never able to drink the women pretty enough to do us any good, we chose to fight with a small cadre of Air Force types that were berthed next to us in the transient barracks. Why they were there, I will never know but I do know that John Conley liked fighting better than cookies and milk. Anyway, The 34-E was a monster,full of computers and other secret stuff, capable of going to the edge of the stratosphere while out running and out manuvering every plane or missle the Navy had in it's arsenal. However, since the war was winding down, along with the budget,the Navy opted to stay with the 34A while trying to figure out some covert use for the 34E. In the mean time, VC-3 had aquired UF229, its second DC-130 and another "A" model (there are photos of UF228 and 229 on this website, as well as DP2E's UF21,22 and 28). The operating schedule literally doubled and it seems like we spent half our lives sleeping on the TARMAC at NAS Point Mugu, California waiting to upload any drones that had survived the PMR and been recovered. We would return them to NAS North Island, San Diego, California for DECON, upload a fresh batch, and go do it again. It was some great duty during those years and I would like to mention the original DCO's trained on the 130 system: ADJ2 Junior Hammack, ADJ2 George Umstead, ATN3 Tim Caddell, ATN3 Greg Carver and ATN3 Jim Larsen. My good buddy John Conley has since passed on, a victim of Melanoma Cancer, and I am not sure where the rest of these guys are, with the exception of my dove hunting buddy, ATN3 Tim Caddell who lives here in Texas. If any of you guys ever read this masterpiece, please be in touch. In the meantime, don't forget Chief Milburn who wore his aviator wings to the very end while shuttling the troops of DET BRAVO to and from SCI, or Chief Bourgeois, who was never there, and Chief Bailey who was never reluctant to sign the chit for a new flight jacket to replace the one that had been "stolen"..." [28SEP2004]

PERRY, Kenneth A. (E-Mail Removed By Request)"...Served in VP-8 1948-1951 Quonset Point. Other than flying boat patrol during the war, the rest of my time was aboard carriers or as a Special Weapons Instructor..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUN2004]

PERRYMAN, Danny A. dannyp_72002@up link.net "...I served in VU-5, NAS Atsugi, Japan from January 1959 until June 1961. I had a lot of good times in Sagmi and Yamata. I would like to hear from anyone who was there at the time I was. Would like to hear from my old friends and talk about old times..." [26JUN2001]

PERSON, George gonzocompadre@webtv.net "...I flew w/ VP-133 in 1945. Operated out of Tenian. Anyone know Lt. Petitt - he was our pilot on the Sentimental Lady. I was the navigator. Had a visit back in the '70s from the gunner, Brulin (sp?). He passed away very shortly after that. Berring was our machinist. Valegas was our radioman. Can't recall other names now, age will do that. Would enjoy hearing from anyone that knew any of these guys..." [17MAY99]

PERTAIN, Dick ka3qfa@earthlink.net "...I was assigned to the old VS-24 from 1950 to 1954 when we were flying the old TBM's then received the AF aircraft. Our skipper during that time was CDR H.S. Jackson. Then we received the very best CO in William Whitney Bush Jr., who was my pilot most of the time. Would love to hear from some of the old guys from that era. Thanks..." [09JAN2002]

PERTUIT, AT2 Carl J. (CJ) cpertui@entergy.com "...I served with VP-8 as a shop Electronics Tech in the latter part of 1962 and all of 1963 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Held the rank of AT2 and was in the last year of my tour of duty at this time. Had flown as crewmember for three years previously in VW-13 squadron. Really enjoyed finding your site and hope to hear from some of my old buddies..." [30NOV2001]

PERWAS, Robert C. rcp10949@optonline.net "...I served with VP-19 from January 1969 to June 1970 and the USS Midway (CVA-41) from 1970 to my discharge in March 1971..." [19FEB2009]

PESCE, CAPTAIN Victor L. "Vic" Retired puckeredpenguin@gmail.com "...I served with VP-23 (1964-1967) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Key West, Florida and NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) OP-07B1 (1967-1970), VP-1 (1970-1972), BUreau of Naval PERSonnel (BUPERS) (1973-1975) OinC NPSSA NAS Point Mugu, California (1975-1978), VXE-6 OPS/XO (1978-1980) and CO (1980-1981), NAVy ASTronautics GRoUp (NAVASTROGRU) (1981-1983), Naval Attaché Stockholm (1983-1987), OinC OPerational TEst and EValuation FORce Detachment (OPTEVFORDET) Sunnyvale, CA (1987-1989), CO Office of Naval REsearch EUropean Office (ONREUR) London (1989-1991) and retired out of NAS Point Mugu, California (1991). After the Navy I worked at Lockheed Martin SKUNKWORKS, Palmdale (1997-2006) and retired (2006). Now it’s volunteer work and golf..." [12MAR2017]

PESCOSOLIDO, John User5584@AOL.COM "...Looking for Shipmates of mine from VP-40 (AE Shop) 1969-1970 NAS Moffett Field, California and NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." [17NOV99]


PETE, Rudolph J. rudolphpete@yahoo.com "...I had been trained as a Plane Captain for the Privateer. I became a member of a crew in this squadron late in 1945 while the squadron was temporarily based ashore in Edenton, NC. I was discharged in February 1946..." [17DEC2001]

PETER, RICHARD LA DESERTFOLKS@MSN.COM "...I WAS IN VP-10 FROM 1953 TO 1955. HOME BASE NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [30APR2001]

PETERE, Scott deadflowers1972@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (1985-1988) and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [10MAR2015]

PETERON, PH1(AC) Donald mrpete012002@aol.com "...Served with VX-6 from 1967 to 1969 where I was a connie puke assigned to 131624. Altho assigned to the connie, I spent most of my deploymkents at McMurdo where I logged many hours on the "whistling shitcans" mostly on 320. Also got to log alot of time in the old LH34's. I guess I flew in all of them, one time or another. VX-6 was the best tour I had in the Navy. I'll never forget those few weeks in Chi'Chi. Would love to hear from anyone who was lucky enough tohave served in that era..." [23AUG2002]

PETERS, AW2 Timothy ttpeters@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-49 from January 1987 till December 1993. Then I did a shore tour at FASOTRAGRU DET NAS Jacksonville, Florida till May 1997, then transfered to VP-5 till December 1999 where I got out of the Navy. I missed it so much that in May 2000 I re-enlisted and now I am in VP-47 on the West coast. God bless the mighty P-3!..." [14OCT2000]

PETERS, CDR Gary Retired gpeters@hntb.com "...Hi to all fellow Shipmates. I recognize a lot of the names of those who served with me at VP-67 while I was a TAR working our of WC210 at an AT. I reported to VP-67 in July 1975 and got out in June 1978 to go back to school. I graduated in 1981 with an electrical engineering degree and began my career as an engineer working in Kansas City MO while continuing my Navy career as a "weekend warrior" at the old NAS Olathe, Kansas. In 1982, I applied for and received a commission the Civil Engineering Corps as an Ensign and began a new career with the Navy's CB's. I retired from the Navy in May 2003 after nearly 32 years at the rank of CDR. I look forward to hearing from anyone who served with VP-67 while I was there..." [17NOV2004]

PETERS, Jack jackp@gglbbs.com "...Served with VW-1 at NAS AGANA from 7/57- 12/58. Crew 7 Red Devils. Later became Rainproof. I even remember my old #s 131390 and 143228! Graduated CIC School NAS GLYNCO class 57-10. Would be happy to hear from any of my ols Shipmates!..." [28APR98]

PETERS, Theodore A. (Pete) theo_peters@sbcglobal.net "...I wish to express my appreciation to the other members of VP-42 XO LCDR Maice's Crew 7 for their patience with my taking a few extra weeks to become proficient as a Jezebel operator at the beginning of our WesPac cruise in 1964. I'm 60 now and have only one other time worked with such a great crew. We put in the water, sewer and storm drain pipelines at the beginning of the population explosion in the Bakersfield area 15 years later. Wish I could find out if the rest of the crew are as lucky as I have been (not counting my 10 year job at Walmart). Do any of you 1964 Crew 7 VP-42 Alumni have a finger to type with? - Last week I again saw the faces of the VP-42 squadron guys on our WesPac Cruise in 1964. Seademons - Nickname for the 12 crews of VP-42. Forty years later I find the value I've placed on those experiences and times to be immeasureable. I also find that the names of most are missing from my memory and I want them, by golly. As I looked at the faces of Gary, Lou, Hank, "Jamie" (most liked) and the rest of our Crew 7 members I knew I would not stop trying to get the squadron roster for us from July 1964 to February 1967. I can imagine that some of you other VP guys have felt the same and know how and/or where to submit my request, or if it is not possible. Perhaps the faces will be the only available triggers for the greatest memories we will ever have. If Anybody anywhere knows the gouge, please Email me ASAP/at your convience. You can also bring the list to me (jobless) at 400 White Lane #76. If you also live here in Bakersfield California. Call if you have a clue: (661)397-8364..." [BIO Updated 24JUN2005 | 02JUN2005]

PETERSDORFF-REYNHART, Richard W. "Pete" Retired rnwplus3@qwest.net "...I started out with VP-30 from 1980 to 1982, VP-22 for some sun-n-fun in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1982 to 1985 and then the "real" fun began in VAQ-33. That had to have been the best damn duty a guy could get. I worked on the "Whale" for 8 great years, from 1986 to 1993 (disestablishment). Then on to NAS Jacksonville, Florida with VP-45, and a fun tour with Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTRAGRUDET) NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I retired from VP-45 in June 2000. I am currently working in Arizona for Intel, as a Indusrtial Waste Specialist. I would like to hear from my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 23SEP2007 | 26OCT2001]

PETERSEN, ADJ1 Bill j3cubpilot@aol.com "...I served at NAS Glenview, Illinois as a Plane Captain on H and E models of the P2V. I did a lot of the Friday night "starps" as it was called back then. I really enjoyed the flying and the great people we met in the different bases. It was a great life if you liked to fly. 10 hour patrols in that machine did tax one endurance to say the least. One of my past PPC Capt Gary Engle passed away a few years ago and I'll always remember him as a pilots pilot. My wife and I took a motorcycle ride through NAS Glenview, Illinois past summer and was in shock to see what happened there. The only thing that even looks close to the NAS Glenview, Illinois I know of is the old control tower which is in the middle of the shopping center there now. I walked through it and I can remember the S2F that were based there along with the P2V. I believe the old photo shop was on the second deck that had a lot of pictures of NAS Glenview, Illinois from the 1940s. I hope the developers didn't destroy any of them. I understand that there is going to be a museum there and I hope that the pics will be part of the display. Anyone in ther era of 1963 to 1970 that was based there I would like to hear from them. Sincerely..." [02DEC2003]

PETERSEN, Craig J. peety_boy_is_me@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 from September 1973 to May 1977..." [28FEB2011]

PETERSEN, Gordon C. (Deceased) c/o His Son Gordon B. Petersen mpandgp@msn.com "...I am looking for anyone who knew my father, Gordon C. Petersen. He flew with VH-3, Crew 5 in the spring and summer of 1945. I have 100's of photos, patches, and his logbook..." [28AUG2002]

PETERSEN, LCDR John S. Retired mingo@clinic.net "...I served with FASRON-109 (1956 to 1959), VP-18 (1959 to 1961), VX-1 (1961 to 1963), VP-16 (1964 to 1970), NAS Bermuda (1970 to 1972), VP-23 (1972 to 1975), MATTC Memphis, Tennessee (AW School) (1975 to 1978), NFO Training (1978 to 1979), VP-10 (1980 to 1984) and PM-4/ASWMPG (1984 to 1986)..." [06DEC2007]

PETERSEN, AZ2 Rick L. danishoak@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-67 from 75-78, maintenance control & logs & records for both P2's & P-3's..." [06JUN2007]

PETERSON, ALLAN B. (PETE) ABPETE@JUNO.COM "...I served in VP-26 from June, 1949 until October 1953. The squadron was in Port Lyautey when I joined it and then went to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland where we transitioned to the P-2V2 from the PB4Y2. We went to NAS Brunswick, Maine in 1952. I was an AEAN when I joined the squadron and AE1 when I left in 1953. It was a great tour of duty. I also served in VP-23 in NAS Brunswick, Maine and VP-24 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia during my 20 year career in the Navy..." [12JAN98]

PETERSON, AO1 BRIAN (PETE) stanley011@centurytel.net "...VP-26 1982-85 AND 1988-91, VX-1 1979-82 AND 1985-88, S.E.R.E. HEY ALL YOU "ORDIES" ITS ME "AO EXTRAORDINAIRE" PETE. DROP ME A LINE SO WE CAN CATCH UP ON OLD TIMES..." [03NOV2004]


PETERSON, Carl O. Jr. c/o Jan Miller jans.miller@gsa.gov "...My Dad served with VPM-205. He flew out of NAS Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Marianas Islands, NAB Chimu Wan, Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa, Japan, Iwo Jima and the South-West Pacific. My Dad would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [06AUG2009]

PETERSON, AO Charles H. hughbarbpete@aol.com "...I flew in PB2Y Coronados from 1943-1945. I was an Aviation Ordinanceman. I was with VP-15, VPB-1, VP-4, and VP-13..." [15MAR2001]

PETERSON, AZC(AW) Connie (Yauney) Retired pconnie23@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1993-1997) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii then NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia..." [12OCT2019]

PETERSON, Dave W. southbound@top.monad.net "...I served 1969-1973 starting at VT-3 69-70, then was assigned to VP-49 70-73 an a AMH3. 2 Tours at NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I visited the Navy Memorial in Washington D.C. This is a must for any sailor to see and be proud of. You can visit by web at http://www.lonesailor.org..." [02MAR99]

PETERSON, CAPTAIN Donald O Retired donp@mwsco.com "...I enlisted in the Naval Air Reserve in January of 1953, as an AR and retired as Captain in August of 1992. I served on active duty '56 to '59 as an ET3P1, then went back to AT3/AT1 and became a qualified crewmember in P2V-4, 5, and 7's flying radar and radio positions with VP-811 and VP-814. I also flew radar in S2F aircraft. I recieved a commision in July 1964, and became assistant maintenance officer in VP-811, all stationed at NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota. In 1966 I transfered to Detroit Michigan, and affiliated with NARMU 731 and its successor names until selected for maintenance officer of VP-3414 and then VP-93 as a plankholder.('76-'82) Following promotion to CDR. and some VTU duty I served in the Maintenance officer billet for VR-56, and was cross assigned to VR 51 at NAS Glenview, Illinois to assist in the transition from C118 to C9 aircraft. My next duty was with the Air Systems Command VTU prior to my last assignment as the Naval Laiason Officer for the State of Minnesota. I was thrilled to review the entries and note the progress made in the careers of many of the sailors that I served with. I still own my welding Supply distributorship with headquarters in Winona, MN, and stores in Winona, Red Wing, and Rochester MN, La Crosse Wisconsin, and Dacorah, Iowa..." WebSite: http://www.mwsco.com/ [03SEP99]

PETERSON, H. E. Pete margecottonwood@sedona.net "...I was an Electronics Tech on VP-49's EA-8, NAS Bermuda 1954 to 1956. I would like to hear from any Shipmates..." [09JAN99]

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PETERSON, Douglas O. dpeterson1943@aol.com "...I served with VAP-61 from 1967 through 1968 with the photointelligence department. Shipmates with Steve Hurley, Richard Chromy, John Thomas, Mike McCarthy, Ed Stickel, PT1 Henry, Pt3 Valline, and others whose names I have yet to recall. Detachments at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Danang, and Bangkok. Would enjoy hearing from all..." [03JUN2000]

PETERSON, MAJOR (AX3) George L. Retired skyhwk04@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-672 (01/1964-02/1966) at NAS Atlanta, Georgia and HS-9 (1966) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I left the Navy and later retired as a Major, USMC..." [07JUN2014]

PETERSON, Glenn shepp1@aol.com "...Served with VX-5 from November 1969 to September 1972. I worked in the jet shop and as Line PO for the Plane Captains at NAS Oceana..." [19NOV2002]

PETERSON, AT1 Harold hpeterson2@kc.rr.com "...AT1 assigned TAD to VAW-11 waiting for VAW-13 return from NAS Agana, Guam. VAW-13 August 1961 to August 1962. Wanting to hear from Blum, Young or Mason, all went to B school together..." [08JUL2008]

PETERSON, CMCS John A. Jr. Retired jpeterson769@comcast.net "...I served with VW-13 (1964-1965) in the Airframes Division with deployments (3) to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. While deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, an EC-121's landing gear collapsed taking the life of ADR3 Michael Andriolla. He was installing a down-lock pin in the left landing gear strut when the strut collapsed. It was a very sad day. With that exception, my tour of duty in VW-13 was very rewarding. My Shop Chief was Chief Haley and worked with AMS2 Adams, AMS2 Eck, AME3 Shillingsburg, AMS3 Fenlong, AMH3 Kolojay, ATN3 Fabrizo and the list goes on. I retired from the Naval Reserves (Seabees) in 1999. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 16JUL2011 | 12NOV99]

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]

PETERSON, Loren loren950@hotmail.com "...I served with FASRON-117 (1950-1951) and VF-194 aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV-45)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 21JAN2013 | E-Mail Updated 12SEP2003 | 17OCT2000]

PETERSON, Mark petersen@roanoke.edu "...I was in VP-46 from August, 1973 - November, 1976. Served as a PN2 but was in the Operations Dept and "ran" the Communications Office. I spent two deployments in Iwakuni and one at Kadena, Okinawa. I'm looking forward to hearing from any other Grey Knights from that era..."

PETERSON, Mike konakai2@hotmail.com"...I served with VP-49 from 1976 to 1980. I flew with CAC-11 as an ASW2..." [07NOV2003]

PETERSON, Patrick pat_peterson@prodigy.com"...Was in VP-46 --72-75 and VP-60 75-79, VP-8 79-82 and VP-93 88-90...hope to talk to a lot of friends..."

PETERSON, Phil Kaverlvr@aol.com "...I was in VP-50 (Nifty Fifty) or something like that from January 1980 to June 1983. I was on (FTN9) Fine Time Crew Nine as a Flight Engineer. I can't believe Charley (BBC), Timmy Cates, Tony, and a lot of other names that ring a bell are still around! Of course I can't believe I'm still around. Anyhow I'm retired now after 26 years and 7500 hrs. Working for Lockheed Martin in Greenville, SC. I can't seem to get away from these airplanes. Anyone know where CDR. Quigley got off too? Drop me a line if you care too......I was in VP-5 from 1983 thru 1985. If I remember correctly I was on Crew 4. Made a couple of deployments and had a lot of good times. Then on to VP-30 for the manditory instructor tour. Left in 1988 for the PEP program and a tour with the Dutch. Now that was a good time. Left in 1993 for a non flying job which wasn't so bad. Finished up in VP-26 from 1996 to 1998 which wasn't a lot of fun. The PC monster had raised its ugly head by then. Did enjoy flying with Crew 8 and the deployment beers we shared. Retired now and enjoying life after the Navy. Drop me a line if we might of crossed paths..." [BIO Updated 04FEB2000 |29JAN2000]

PETERSON, AX2 Randy L. sonofpeter57@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1977-1981) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii attached to AIMD working on the Directional Frequency Analysis and Recording (DIFAR) sonobuoy. We made two deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22JUN2014 | 12MAR2001]

PETERSON, AT3 Richard richard.peterson@verizon.com "...I started out in 1953 - AT School NAS Memphis, Tennessee - then FASRON-5, NAS Oceana Va. I transferred to VW-11 - at its founding in 1956. I worked in the Operations office, and flew as Radar Tech, flying every third day. We operated out of Argentia from May 1956 thru Jan 1957. My introduction to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada was see all the snow in May and having lobster in mess hall on our fist evening meal..." [19NOV2001]

PETERSON, AEC Robert A. "Pete" (Alias "Chief Pete") Retired rappeterson@attbi.com "...Started my career in July 1965; VT-28 in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, then on to VA-65, VA Beach. Spent 7 Months in the Tonkin Gulf in 1969 on board the USS Kitty Hawk. Moved on to greener pastures until November. 1974 and re-joined the Navy. Shipped out to VQ-2 in January 1975. Picked up for flight crew in June 1975. Was the first to be ELINT qualified in both the EA-3B and EP-3E. Crew 25 Mad Dogs, Riders of the sky! I gave up the back end for the front end in January 1979. FE school at NAS Jacksonville, Florida then on to Lovin Eleven (VP-11) in June 1980. Crew 5 with Jack Sell and then Jeff Langer. Geo Meeker, Charlie Dixon, Victor Barr, and Pat Dewitt were on that infamous crew. Moved on to ASW in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in December 1982. Back to VQ-2 April 1986; Finally, back to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, Force Warfare from 1989-1992, where I retired. Would like to hear from any of my old Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 21DEC2002 | E-Mail Updated 10DEC2002 | 24JUN98]

PETERSON, CDR Roy "Pete" Retired rptrsn@yahoo.com "...I enlisted in 1968. I earned my AC wings at NAS Lemoore, California as a helicopter rescue crewman, fly rescue mission in the Sierra Nevada mountains. After two years of shore duty, I received orders to VP-11 as an AT-2. I went through VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland trained as in IFT, but when I arrived at the squadron I found out that if I wanted to fly I have to be a radioman. No problem let me fly. I made the short notice deploy to WesPac with VP-11 July-Nov 1972 operating from NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. After a, very short stint as a civilian, I returned to active duty and changed my rate to AW. After AW "A" school and another pass throught the RAG, I reported to VP-44. Flying the oldest P-3A as SS2 then SS1 I made two deployment NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Bermuda between 1974-1977 making AW1 along the way. I followed that tour with two years at TSC NAS Sigonella, Sicily, where I really learned acoustic analyis from some great AW's. AW1 Mike Stokes, AWC Al Cox, AWC Mike Cantor and AWC Mel Watkin a great acoustic analyist and one of the best leaders I had in my naval career. En route to shore duty at Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland by way of VP-30 I was selected for AWC and was intiated in 1979. A couple of weeks later, I found out I'd been select for an a commission as an Aviation Operations LDO Ensign. My shore duty was cut short and after knife and fork school, I to the USS Ranger, in NS Subic Bay, Philippines for an 8 month deployment to the Indian Ocean. Working in the ASW Module a was promoted to LT(jg) on my second deployment to the Indian Ocean. After 2 years 2 months and 1 day I departed USS Ranger to NAVAVSCHCOM NAS Pensacola, Florida for training as a Naval Flight Officer. VP-10 at NATU Mather Airforce Base, VP-31 and I found myself in Hawaii as an LT NavCom in VP-1, CAC-6. Under the leadership of LT Frank Dombrowski, I quickly qualified as a TC. After a split deployment to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan / NAF Misawa, Japan I earned my Mission Commander designation and a JO crew. Select for the College Degree Program (CDP), with the help of the XO CDR Zambernardi, I made the very hard decision to forgo another VP-1 deployment and took orders to New Hampshire College. Completeing my BS degree in 9 months, transferred to Commander Patrol Wings Atlantic (CPWL) where I was the Aircrew Training Officer. A great job in a great location 1987-1991. From there it was time for my fourth patrol squadron. After my 5th time through the RAG, I reported to VP-8 as a LCDR Department Head. Two deployments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and all the det sites, I stretched this tour as long as I could, knowing that as an AW/LDO this was my last active duty squadron. It was a good tour (Tiger, Tiger) and I flew with them from Oct 1991 until June 1995, picking up my P-3 5000 hour pin along the way. Shore duty followed as the Director of Training, Fleet Aviation Specialized Training Group Atlantic (FASO). It was a very interesting job with schools in NAS Brunswick, Maine, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Mayport, plus all the Marine air stations, not to mention SERE. We worked hard to keep up with all the changes in tmissions, new technology and the impacts on flight crew training. My last tour 1999-2002 was as XO of NAS Souda Bay, Crete, Greece where I retired with over 5500 hours in the P-3 and over 33 years active service. It was a great career. At my retirement ceremony, I was piped ashore then back aboard our 42' sloop Brilliant, where my bride Stephanie spent 5 years cruising the Med, crossing the Atlantic in 2006, the Caribbean, then the US East Coast until last year when we moved ashore in Florida..." [26MAY2015]

PETERSON, Royce D. (Pete) c/o His Son Royce N. Peterson royce_peterson@toyota.com "...My father Royce D. Peterson (Pete) served with VP-51 from January 1943 and VB-101 and VB-102 until the end of hostilities as a mechanic on PB4Y-1 aircraft. He would like to hear from any of his old buddies from Wakde Island. Please E-Mail if you have info. His logs show CMDR. Miller, Lt.Suydan, Searles, Hoyer and Kooy as Pilots with aircraft MSN's of 31949, 31954, 31957, 31955, 32081, 32074, 32080, 32083, 32082, 32084 and others. Thanks!..." [26OCT99]

PETERSON, AZ3 Tod peterson7242@comcast.net "...I served with VPU-1 (01/1985-09/1987) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I lived off base (Lisbon Falls). I left the Navy and ended up in the Oregon Air Guard and attended the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD) is a Navy-managed command, jointly staffed by Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps personnel. I retired in 2005 as an AF (ANG) Bomb Tech..." [01MAR2012]

PETERSON, WO William G. Retired WillyGPete@aol.com "...Served in VP-71 December 9, 1941 to February 13, 1943 as Squadron Bombsight Mechanic, Bombadier. Battle assignment 71-P-9 (Niner Boat). Trained 18 Bombadiers for the Squadron. One per plane that could do the basic maintenance for the Bombsight and the automatic pilot SBAE gear a copy of the wiring diagram was provided them. Not regulation for SECRET material but most effective for efficency. Developed the Fuel System diagram for the new B-24's as it was to secret for inclusion in the PILOTS Manual. Examined for Warrant Gunner last Fleet Exam given in 1942 as an AO 2/c along with 24 Chief Petty Officers. I was the only one to pass the exam and be advanced although the promotion was lost for 9 (NINE) years. Retired as Warrant Gunner service 1938 - 1968 Will answer inquires if the answers are still in my head and hello to all of my old Shipmates..." [06AUG2001]

PETRILLO, Ciro london1957@aol.com "...I served with VP-19 from 1974 through 1975. I'm looking for guys who served in the squadron around that time. Some of the names I recall are Ron Miley, Mark Rexing, John Orsini, and many more. I would like to hear from you guys. Remember the NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Thailand, and NSF Diego Garcia deployments?. Those were some good times. Hope to hear soon..." [24FEB2000]

PETROCCO, Dave dave2dogs@earthlink.net "...I was in VP-48 from 1967 to 1969. I joined the squadron halfway thru the NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment. Made the NAS Adak, Alaska and RAD Guam trip I was and AMH2 and worked in the airframes shop, mostly afternoon turn..." [02DEC2000]

PETROCELLI, Ken kpetrocelli@netscape.net "...I was a proud EP-3E crewman for VQ-2 NS Rota, Spain from 1980 to 1983. Just trying to trackdown some of my Shipmates!..." [26JAN2005]

PETRONE, Andrew C. apetrone@thermawave.com "...I joined 01JUL77 went to boot camp at San Deigo then NATTC, Millington. I was at VP-9 from MAR78 to JUL81. From there I went to NAMTGD1012, NAS Moffett Field, California (SEP81-JUN85); NSF Diego Garcia (JUL85-JUL88); NAMTGD1012 (AUG88-MAY92; NSF Diego Garcia (JUN92-JUL93); VQ5 NAS Agana, Guam (AUG93-OCT94), San Diego (OCT94-FEB96) CVN72 Lincoln Deployment (MAY95-OCT95]; Weapons System Test (WST) Squadron, NAS Point Mugu, California (MAR96-JUL97) retired..." [25AUG2000]

PETROUS, James P. iugrad@hotmail.com "...I was with VP-19 from Jan. 1976 until Jan. 1979 as an AX3. I have seen several former shipmates posted on the page. It brings back great memories. I left the Navy, in body, in 1979 and went on to complete my masters program at Indiana University. I am currently working on a State Department contract upgrading networks at embassies and consulates around the world. Would love to hear from former shipmates..."

PETROUSKI, Thomas tompet1@hotmail.com "...I attended Basic Training NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1965), AME "A" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee and VX-1 (1966-1969) at NAS Boca Chica, Florida. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [21JUL2011]

PETSCHONEK, AWC Raymond W. Retired wg6x@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-30, VP-56 at NAS Moffett Field, California and TSC at NAS Moffett Field, California. I retired from the Navy (09/1975) and now living in Pensacola, FL..." [11NOV2015]


PETTIT, Dan Dapetman@Webtv.net "...I hit the VP Navy in early 67 with school in VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and then on to VP-49 until August of 68 in the P.I. Was an AME-3 uder the "Comshaw King" Chief George Seachrest, worked in airframes on the P-3 A & B models, and probably had a better experience than I would ever admit to. Cussed the Navy the whole time I was in but would probably tatoo the Squadron insignia if I could find it. I see a few familiar names here and hope a few find mine too!!..." [28APR99]

PETTIT, FCO Richard repettit@uswest.net "...I served with SRU VP-5056 & VP-94 as FCO while an instructor at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana 1978-1981. We flew VP-94's P-3's during our deployments to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I have many good memories of events, but most of the names have faded except, Steve Gordon (ADC) & Thane ? (TD1), and those chocolate cookies..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18JUL2005 | 23JUN98]

PETTIT, Ross rosspettit@ticnet.com "...I was with VP-10 from 1969 through 1972 as a Julie/Sensor 2 operator-- CAC 5. Those were good times (at least looking back upon them!)..." [05OCT99]

PETTIT, AX2 Tom qadbshlp@indy.net "...I served with VP-21 from 1/1/63 to 2/15/66. Did a cruise book while in NAS Sigonella, Sicily..." [06JAN99]

PETTIT, Walt WalterP429@AOL.COM"..HMC Tucson AZ Served @ Naval Hospital, New Port, RI 71-72, VP-56 73-75..."

PETTY, Bill petty@galaxynet.com "...VP-4 1948-1954 Crew Chief (Plane Captain) in Crew SC 5 Early P2Vs..."

PETTY, AO2 Bruce M. brucempetty@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-875 (Reserves) at NAS Alameda, California and active duty aboard the USS Yorktown (CVS-10) mostly off the coast of Vietnam..." [E-Mail Updated 05MAR2016 | 02JUL98]

PETTY, Douglas douglasptty@yahoo.com "...I served with CPRW-1/CTF-72 (1973-1974) at Naval Support Facility Kamiseya, Japan. Does anyone know where I can purchase a Command Patch?..." [14AUG2012]

PETTWAY, ATR3 Robert L. "Bob" Shipmate Pix Circa 1964 rpettway@epbfi.com "...I served with VP-5 from September 1961 to March 1964 with deployments to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Cuban Quarantine in NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR..." [E-Mail Updated 15MAR2011 | E-Mail Updated 13JUL2007 | 27FEB2001]

PETRUSHA, Tony Stanley_Dog@msn.net "...I was on top of Adak with 20,000 lbs headed for an R.O.N. in Elmendorf. I was a 2nd mech on crew 7 in VP-48 from 1973 through 1977. I'm am looking for a pilot named Claude Callison, anybody have a clue where he might be. A point of interest to some people from VP-40 and VP-31, PN2 Jill Sokoloski and I are still happily married, she enjoyed this site and remembered Iwacuni, Midway, Misawa and Mumbles. Drop me a line..."

PETZOLD, AT1 Richard G. rpetz1@comcast.net "...I served with VP-11 (08/1956-09/1957) and flew with Crew-10 (Radar and Radio)..." [13OCT2013]

PEW, Richard (Dick) C. skunkholler@gorgenet.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1966 and 1967. It was the best 2 years of my 10 year navy career. If anybody remembers me please contact me at my e-mail or PO BOX 1134, Goldendale, WA 98620 PH 702-496-7538..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18OCT2005 | 21JUL2001]

PEZZUTI, ADCS (AW) Anthony J. "Tony" Retired tonypezzuti1@windstream.net "...I served with VP-90 and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [04MAY2009]

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