VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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VP Shipmate Directory
Last Name Starting With P Last Name Starting With L

PLACE, AEC Robert "Bob" Retired bobplace2003@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-8..." [E-Mail Updated 13FEB2010 | 04FEB98]

PLADSON, Randy rjpladson@charter.net "...I served aboard NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (11/1969-10/1970) assigned to the First Lituenant Division and supervised busses that made trips to the mainland to pick up and return Vietnamese workers to their villages. I also did a stint as the head lifeguard at the swimming pool..." [18APR2012]

Memorial Picture "...PLANCE, ATRAN Alfred Ellsworth Jr...PLANCE Jr., ATRAN Alfred Ellsworth, 70 of Burgettstown, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born October 22, 1942, a son of the late Alfred E. and Mary Stevenson Plance, SR. Prior to retirement, Mr. Plance was employed as a medical equipment technician for Sybron-Castle in Rochester, NY. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as a VP-4 member of Crew 2 from 1961 to 1963. Mr. Plance enjoyed farming, woodworking, and the outdoors. His first wife, Judy Tennant Plance died in 1990. Surviving is his current wife, Joy Stanley Plance, his 3 sons, Chris Plance of Des Moines, Iowa, Tim (Shawnna) Plance of Burgettstown, and Steven Plance of Pittsburgh, 3 grandchildren, Cole, Adrian, and Jake Plance, his sister, Ann Marie (Lou) Gamber of Gibsonia. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown, where services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, March 25 with the Rev. Dan Ekas officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Florence..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [08APR2014]

PLANK, AWCS Chuck (CW) Retired cwp47@yahoo.com "...Served in VP-6 and VP-56; ASWOC/TSC NS Rota, Spain, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Sigonella, Sicily; CPW-11. Retired in sunny Fla in 92. Have lost contact with almost everyone and would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." [22MAR2005]

PLANK, Dustin L. z4pilot@roadrnner.com "...I served with VP-8 from January 1972 to August 1972 and VT-27 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 10APR2010]

PLANTE, MS1 Matt maineac9774@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Glenview, Illinois - the ultimate party. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [14SEP2009]

PLANTENBERG, CAPTAIN Thomas Retired tplanten@aol.com "...I served with VP-31 (1969-06/1971) arriving as a PNSN and leaving as PN2. I worked for Chief Ken Welsh and LT Nancy Hampton. From VP-31 I went to a destroyer in NAS Norfolk, Virginia; stayed in the Reserves after leaving active service and retired in 2007 as a Captain. VP-31 was a great start to a wonderful Navy career..." [15APR2017]

PLATT, James D. plattjim@comcast.net "...I served with VQ-2 (1974-1978) at NS Rota, Spain with deployments to . Mostly working in corrosion control. I had deployments in Athens Athens, Greece, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Germany and aboard the USS John F. Kennedy (CVA-67). Some of the best years in my life serving with some great people..." [11OCT2010]

PLAYFOOT, AT2(AW) Fran Retired franniep20@comcast.net "...In 1987 I got stationed after shore duty at NAS Brunswick, Maine AIMD and was assigned to work center 610 as a COM/NAV technician until 1990. In 1990 I transferred to sea duty and joined VP-11, returning this time TAD to AIMD work center 64D as an IRDS technician. And yes sometimes I would get a talking to for fixing the IRDS on the aircraft. Upon VP-11's disestablishment I transferred to VP-8 and once again went TAD to AIMD as an IRDS technician until 1998. In 1998 I transferred to my last duty station at AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a COM/ NAV technician assigned to work center 610 for shore duty. I retired from the Navy September 1, 2000 and immediately moved to Michigan (BRRRRR) to start my civilian career with an FBO (fixed base operator) for business jets (Pentastar Aviation) as an avionics installations technician. I lived in Michigan until November 2003. Currently, I am living just outside of Savannah, Georgia and working for Gulfstream Aerospace with a contract for hire company (Aerotek Aviation) as an avionics installations technician. Let me tell you these business jets are sweet. Hope to be able to become a direct employee soon. The Navy was a good career choice for me and I learned many valuable lessons and tasks that are helping me in the civilian world. Would like to get back in contact with some former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18APR2004 | 17FEB99]

PLEASANT, AT1(AW/NAC) Paul D. p3orion_ift@yahoo.com "...I was a P-3 and A-3 EWOP in VQ-2 from 1984-1987. I then did a five year stint flying on C-130's in VQ-4 and VR-22 before returning to VQ-2 as a Radio Op from 1992-1994. After the last Aries 1 plane (Ranger 24) quit flying I became an IFT on the Aries 2 birds until 1997. I am currently an IFT at VP-16. If any of the old whalers want EA-3B pictures, I have the ones of Ranger 17 I took in 1986 while flying aboard the USS Kennedy. I have them scanned onto my computer and can e-mail them to whoever wants them. Drop me a line anytime..." [16JAN2001]

PLEISCHL, ADR3/ADJ3 David fuglybear195125@gmail.com "...I served with VXN-8 (1972-1975)..." [19SEP2016]

PLOEGER, Fred fploeger@ucsd.edu "...I served with VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California from September 1966 to June 1969 with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Anybody out there remember those days?..." [13FEB2011]

PLOTKIN, AME3 David davidplotkin64@gmail.com "...I served with VP-MAU (1987-1991) and worked in Lineshack an PR Shop. Left the Navy due to car accident. Now living in CA and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [10JUL2019]

PLOWMAN, AT Allen allensracing@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-40 from 1986 to 1987 as an AT..." [13MAR2008]

PLOWMAN, LT Mike PappySurfs@aol.com "...I am currently serving in VP-9 as a PPC and Aviation Safety Officer (ASO), I was formerly an AW1 in VP-1 from '83-'88, then EEAP Pearl Harbor '88-'90, VP-1 from '90-'91, ECP Jacksonville University '91-'92. Would love to hear from anyone I have served with!..." [05JUL98]

PLUFF, Gregory Allen gapluff@prepaidlegal.com "...I was assigned to VP-46 from June of 1972-August 1975. Stationed out of NAS Moffett Field, California and deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. We were married in June of 73 at the Chapel in NAS Moffett Field, California. I was discharged in Norfolk, Virginia December 1980 after 9 years of service..." [24APR2007]

PLUMB, Jerry c5900@msn.com "...I served with VX-2 from 1952 to 1955 at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. I played on the base football team. After I graduated from college in 1959 I worked for AETNA to 1993. I now homes in RI and FL..." [05MAY2011]

PLUMMER, AT2 Forrest Ben fbplummer@hotmail.com "...I was a four year active duty sailor form October 1954 until August 1958. Was ready reserve during Cuban Crisis. I attended Boot Camp at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, Aviation Prep School at NAS Norman, Oklahoma, AT-A school at NAS Millington, Tennessee, NAS Hutchinson, Kansas, FASRON-118 at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, VP-4 Electronics Crew Chief - P2V-3 trade planes and upgrade to P2V-5F. Set Base Radio (CW). Went to base radio to quit flying, 3 mo before leaving NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. How low did we fly? After station to pilot - “Commander I think we’re a little low we’re sucking water in the after station). Great times and I’ m still here. Separated Treasure Island, CA..." [31OCT2020]

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]

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