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Memorial Picture "...PUGLIESE, AMM2 Robert A. c/o his son John V. Pugliese jvpugliese@comcast.net...Shipmate PixCirca 1944 ...My father served with VPB-6(CG) (a U. S. Coast Guard Squadron) out of NAF Narsarssuak, Greenland. His name was Robert A. Pugliese, AMM2, USCGR and he was awarded the Air Medal for his actions. He was proud of his service and so am I..." [07MAY2010]

Memorial Picture "...PUNCHES, Jack...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: Jack Punches, now a civilian employee, was a work at the Pentagon. He is listed among the missing. He flew with several VP squadrons including VP-30 and VP-49..." Contributed by HOWARD, Jerry SGT0614@aol.com [14SEP2001]

Memorial Picture "...PURDY, AVCM Dave Retired...David A. Purdy Brunswick, ME. Times Record Newspaper - 02/28/2007 - THE VILLAGES, Fla. - Retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer David A. Purdy, 71, of The Villages died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at The Villages Regional Hospital. He was born in Arlington, Mass., on March 14, 1935. He retired from the Navy after serving 30 years. He was a Protestant. He was a Free and Accepted Mason. He was also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. His hobbies included golf and traveling in RVs. He was proud of his Scottish heritage and was happy to be able to live long enough to see the Red Sox win the World Series. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Shirley E. Purdy of The Villages; two sons, David A. Purdy Jr. of Berwick, Maine, and Sean K. Purdy of Milford, N.H.; three daughters, Kimberly A. Purdy of Orlando, Fla., Wendy L. Parker of Virginia Beach, Va., and Heather L. Scroggins of Lisbon Falls, Maine; a sister, Diane Akerley of Seabrook, N.H.; and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to Company A Infantry of the Third Maine Regiment. Visitation will be held on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd., The Villages. Cremation will follow. Inurnment will take place in New Hampshire. Dave joined the navy as a TAR in 1957 serving at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts and NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (57-63). He flew as AC in P2V's at NAS New York, New York (63-65), NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (65-68), and NAS Atlanta, Georgia (68-70). He joined the regular Navy in 1970. Serving with VP-8 (70-75), AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine (75-78), VP-10 (78-81), CPWL (81-84), twilight tour AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine (84-87)..." Contributed by GRAY, AFCM Richard W. "Dick" Retired dickgray@brooksendway.com [03MAR2007]

PUCA, Stephen Retired vio1@comcast.net "...I had the pleasure to serve as an IFT with VP-6 from 1975 to 1978 and VP-4 from 1982 to 1985. I retired at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in June 1985. It's been way too many years since I have heard from any of my old Shipmates/flight crew members. I don't remember too many names now but some of the ones I do are: LT Dick Settles, the best officer I ever knew and my PPC on Crew 5 with the world famous Blue Sharks; LT Gary Cramer with the platinum blond hair who loved to sail; an AW named T.K. Hohl;, a FE named George Fields, and another AW named Chuck Johnson. Some of the best years of my life and the best times I ever had were spent with you guys in the VPNavy. Got my "mumbles qual" in 1975 and never looked back!..." [E-Mail Updated 01JAN2007 | 19APR2006]

PUCCI, Emil omniaviation@msn.com "...My first assignment was with VP-724 in 1959-1960. We flew from St. Louis MO. to Glenview IL. on Friday evenings and returned on Sunday on a R4D, (What a ride). Rode in the P2V's as a crew member just to fill a seat, but loved every minute. As a recruit, I also went to basic training at Glenview. At the end of 1960 went on active duty on the USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63 (commissioning crew). The memories are still with me. Now living in Humble Texas, (near Houston). Retired Air Traffic Controller and now flying corporate aircraft..."

PUCKETT, Clifford AOCMUSN@ATT.NET "...I served with VP-8 from 1956 to 1959 flying as Ordnanceman on P2V-5'S. Started om NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island to Chincatogaue, VA to NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Transferred before they transitioned to P-3's. I was on the Navy Preliminary Evaulation Team for the YP-3V-1 (P-3A) in NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Later served with VP-46 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Anyone in VP-46 at NAS Moffett Field, California will surely remember the famous Crew SEVEN..." [E-Mail Updated 24AUG2001 | 10MAR2001]

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

PUGH, Anthony "Tony" toeknee062@cox.net "...I served with VP-30 from 1987-1990, then went to NAS Brunswick, Maine joining VP-11 from 1990-1994. With VP-11 I did three deployments ( NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAS Sigonella, Sicily) with a great group of people. Then transferred back to VP-30 from 1994-1997. All through my Navy career I met a lot of great people and would like to get in touch with them. I'm out of the service now, working for ARINC as a contractor to NAVAIR in Cherry Point, NC. Any of my old shipmate's that see this, drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 24NOV2002 | 04JUN2002]

PUGH, AWCS Bill Retired anabil007@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 (1961-1963), VP-22 (1966-1969), FAW-2 (ASCAC) (1969-1972) and VP-31 (1972-1976). I am currently working at the Moffet Federal Airfield at the NASA Ames Research Center..." [E-Mail Updated 17JUL2011 | 06OCT97]

PUGH, AK3 Jim jpugh1000@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-49..." [11DEC2014]

PUGH, William L. MD bjpugh@west.net "...Was attached to VP-42 for an abbreviated tour July 1964 through April 1965 as flt. surgeon. NAS Iwakuni, Japan for a short stay, then an overnight abrupt flt. to NS Sangley Point, Philippines when the Gulf of Tonkin incident came down. VP-42 had a great bunch of guys that were at top morale. Patrols So. China Sea began and I recall one crew picked up 5 Russian subs in one day. I'd like to hear from anyone with info re the following: Was it true that a VP-42 P2V was vectored or strayed near Russ. to draw fire from suspected SAM sites, and returned home with a missile fragment in an engine nacelle?-as I heard, the pilot, copilot, nav. plus were flown back to DC for a meeting with the Joint Chiefs-and due to having secret info. were not to fly this area again. next: Unfortunately, VP-42 lost a P2 on a night flt. while on (I believe) Yankee Station under control of USS Columbus, who ordered the P2 to identify a freighter by flying low enough to read the name on the transom-this resulted in catching a wingtip ,a crash, and loss as I recall of five lives. Seven survived with no signif. injuries One of the losses was a USN Captain riding along as an observer. Interestingly was that the USS Maddox and USS C. Turner Joy picked up our crew. My question is did the following hearing/inquiry result in the early return of the squadron to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I thoroughly enjoyed my yrs. of service with the USN. Have found this site great reading. Would like to hear from anyone USS Currituck II (AV-7) 62-63, US Naval School of Aviation Med.63-64 Class #50..." [07AUG2001]

PUKL, Joseph M. c/o His Son Joseph M. Pukl, Jr. joepukl@InfoAve.Net "...My Dad, Joseph M. Pukl 710-33-86, flew in VP-22 from April 8, 1944 until rotating out in June 1945..." [12MAY2001]

PULICHENE, Bob seapower@optonline.net "...Served with VP-26 from January 1970 to February 1971 catching end of NAS Keflavik, Iceland deployment and deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily in June of 1970. Worked as YN (YN2) under Chief O'Connor. Searching for Denny Knapp, YN3 from PA, and Bob Richter, AZ3..." [19MAR2004]

PULICHENE, YN2/YN1 Bob (Pooch) seaturtle49@msn.com "...Served VP-4 out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from June '73 until June '76. YN2/YN1 Bob (Pooch) Pulichene. Made deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan..." [09JUN2001]

PULIGNANO, CDR Nicholas V. Jr. Retired npulignano@gmail.com "...I served with VP-24 (1975-1978) flying as a P-3 Mission Commander..." [07JAN2022]

PULLARA, Lawrence Bryan bpullara@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (1992-1994)..." [10DEC2016]

PULLER, AOM2 Harold W. "Jim" puller507@webound.com "...I served with VS-65 Naval Advance Base Funafuti, Ellice Islands from 1944 to 1945. I am looking for LT(jg) Looney (my pilot) or anyone else that may have been stationed there at this time. I would appreciate it very much as I have lost touch with every one..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 11MAY2004 | 19SEP2001]

PULLIAM, LT Zane zane.pulliam@att.com "...AA, ATN AN, ATN3, ATN2, AT1, ENS, LTJG, LT (Avionics LDO) - NAS North Island, San Diego, California - Boot, VA-44 RAG, VA-81, VP-30 RAG, VP-46 (Active), VP-62, VP-0516, NRNS NS Rota, Spain (Reserve)..." [03FEB2009]

PULSIFER, YNC(AW) Dana pulse@nobodeez.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1988 to 1991. Currently stationed at Submarine Base Bangor, with follow on orders to USS Carl Vinson in June 2000. Love to hear from you..." [11MAR2000]

PUNCOCHAR, AFCM Leonard "Ponch" Retired ljponch@wavecable.com "...I served aboard the USS Lexington (CVA-16) (1959-1960) COD Crew (Plane Captain), VP-40 (1962-1963) at NS Sangley Point, Philippines, VP-19 (1968-1972) ending up as NATOPS FE with a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1972), NAS Misawa, Japan (1974-1977). NAESU (1977-1979) Det NAS Lemoore, California Assistant OinC, VP-4 (1979-1983) as Maint MCPO and 6 MO's as CMC with a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1979-1980), CFAO NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and retired in 1986 with 30. Other tours included VA-94, VA-113, HS-2, NAS Moffett Field, California, NALF Crows Landing CA and VC-5 at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Presently working with Boeing..." [E-Mail Updated 19JUN2016 | E-Mail Updated 28DEC2004 | E-Mail Updated 19JAN2003 | 17APR2001]

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

PURNELL, AMSAN Aulton W. Jr. pg.inc@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (12/1977-1981). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11AUG2011]

PURPERA, AZ Frank Craig fcpurpera@yahoo.com "...I was stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California from February 1969 to February 1971. I was an AZ with VP-31 and volunteered to fly as often as possible. I really enjoyed two years with VP-31. I remember LT Marty Boone very well as I took many messages to him daily. After my two years with VP-31 I moved over to VP-48 across the field and enjoyed my remaining two years with them as an AZ. We deployed to NS Subic Bay, Philippines and I volunteered to fly combat missions with the pilots of our VP-48 squadron. We then made a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. I am proud of serving with VP-31 and VP-48 between 1969 and 1972 as an AZ..." [28MAY2007]

PURDY, AVCM Dave Retired dasepurdy@aol.com "...I joined the navy as a TAR in 1957 serving at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts and NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (57-63). I flew as AC in P2V's at NAS New York, New York (63-65), NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (65-68), and NAS Atlanta, Georgia (68-70). I joined the regular Navy in 1970. Serving with VP-8 (70-75), AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine (75-78), VP-10 (78-81), CPWL (81-84), twilight tour AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine (84-87). I am traveling with my wife Shirley full time in a RV. Would love to hear from any old shipwrecks..." [Deceased 26FEB2007 | 03MAR99]

PURGATORI, AW1Carmen J Retired cpurg42@excite.com "...VF24 Fighting Renegades, VP-90, NAR NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-90, NAS Glenview, Illinois and RET OCT 95..." [E-Mail Updated 02DEC2001 | 15MAR99]

PURVIS, Paul E. reality1prod@hotmail.com "...I served from 1961-1962 in VW-11. If you remember me, it would be great to hear from you..." [06DEC99]

PUSHROD, ADR3 Bob Orsini Pushrod123@aol.com "...I was in VW-1 from Feb 67 to Aug 68. I flew with crew 7 {The Road Runner) TE 145928 as a flight mechanic. Had lots of good flights and lots of good memories. This web sight is great. I will be at the Reunion in Oct..." [27MAY99]

PUVOGEL, Austin V. apuv@worldnet.att.net "...I was an original pilot in VPB-27 when it was commissioned in June of 1944 at Harvey Point, North Carolina. Easy 4 was our plane that took the picture of Easy 14 over Kagoshima Wan, Kyushu in August 1945. I left the squadron in October 1946 while it was based aboard USS Pine Island anchored in Sasebo Harbor..." [05JAN98]

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