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Shipmate  BOGDANSKI, PR2 Leonard J.
I served with VU-10 (02/1960-09/1961) at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
11/14/2020 5:57 PM
Shipmate  PLUMMER, AT2 Forrest Ben
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.
10/30/2020 12:43 PM
Shipmate  BOSS, PT3 Micael
Attended PT A School (09/1963) at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver Colorado, VAP-61, NAS Agana, Guam, TAD to FICPACFAC at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Commander Carrier Division Staff and USS Bennington (CV-20). After separation I obtained a bachelor's degree in industrial safety then a number graduate courses and schooling in medical imaging, medical legal death investigation and forensic photography. During my working life I worked in the public sector, a staff member in consulting engineering offices and as a private consultant for federal government construction.
10/26/2020 6:58 PM
E-Mail Updated  CHILDERS, AT2 Bill
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
10/24/2020 5:37 PM
Shipmate  TURNER, Robert
I served with the Royal Australian Air Force (1965-1967 based at RAAF Base Richmond in New South Wales – RAAF Richmond was then the home of No 11 Squadron. At that time I was employed as a clerk in the Base Operations/Flight Planning section, so knew all the movements of aircraft on the base.
10/22/2020 2:55 AM
Memorial  FOX, AOMAC1 Jack C.
My Grandfather AOMAC1 Jack C. Fox was a bombardier with VP-54/VPB-54. His flight book records dates from March 1944 to August 1945. He rarely spoke of his time in the Pacific, however he started sharing recently, until his passing this March. We wish we had more time with him. My family wishes to honor all of you and yours.
Jeffrey Kalick
10/16/2020 11:12 AM
Shipmate  BOON, LCDR John R. Retired
VP-64, CAC12. Check in as an AWAA October 1980 and left as an AW2 in January 1986 for AOCS. Completed AOCS May 1986 and entered flight school NAS Millington, Tennessee for primary (T34 Turbo Mentor) flight training. Transferred to NAS Kingsville, Texas October 1986 for intermediate (T2C Buckeye) flight training. May 1987 started advance strike training (TA4J). Winged January 1988. Checked in VA-42 NAS Oceana, VA for A6E Intruder RAG. Transferred to Attack Squadron 85 Black Falcons. Embarked 1989-1991 on the USS America CV66. September 1991 -January 1995 Advance Strike instructor at NAS Meridian, MS. Detached regular Navy and Joined VA-52 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania flying C-9’s. Retired LCDR from the Navy November 1999. I am currently on my 26 year flying internationally for UPS as a Captain B747-8F.
10/15/2020 9:33 AM
Shipmate  ETOLL, Daniel J.
I served with VP-1 (1971-1972) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam.
10/14/2020 6:04 PM
Shipmate  PHINNEY, YNCS(AW/SW) Mike
I served with VP-40 (11/1990-11/1993).
10/13/2020 8:41 PM
Shipmate  GOLDING, James Milan
Attended Basic Training (09/1945) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Combat Air Crewman School (on tbm Torpedo Bomberat) at NAS Norman, Oklahoma, Aviation Ordnanceman Training at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and to VPB-204 at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. I flew as a PBM-3 Bombardier Gunner (bow turret). LCDR McGEARRY was my pilot. I am now 93 and still flying (Cessna 172) and am building my own amphibian.
9/25/2020 4:41 PM
E-Mail Updated  SULLIVAN, LCDR John V. Jr. Retired
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
9/20/2020 10:26 AM
Shipmate  KELLEY, AMM3 Jack
I served with VX-2 (1946-1948) at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia.
9/16/2020 5:11 PM
Mishaps  VP-50 MISHAP (March 21st, 1991)
This is former 1stLt Gregory Yeager, USMCR. I was LT(jg) Ned Metcalf’s Fam partner in advanced multi engine flight school in 1989. He was a thoroughly decent individual and a credit to the Navy in this jaded Jarhead’s eyes. I remember reading about this horrible mishap (SEE: VP-50 In Memorial for lost friends - March 21st, 1991) offshore of San Diego in the Stars and Stripes when I was still stationed in Okinawa. I’m sorry I didn’t contact y’all before. He was a good guy and should be remembered with honor and grace. Eternal Father, strong to save, remember me to him and tell him of my gratitude and glad memories.
Gregory Yeager
9/10/2020 1:57 AM
Memorial  BLACKWELDER, PO1 Bruce L.
I must sadly report that my brother, Bruce L Blackwelder, passed away June 18, 2020. Bruce proudly served with VP-68.
Teresa Blackwelder
9/8/2020 12:19 AM
E-Mail Updated  LONGAR, AT2 Dennis James "Jim"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
9/6/2020 9:20 PM
Memorial  ABRAHAM, Waddie Joseph
My Dad, Waddie Joseph Abraham, served with VP-72 during WW2. Dad was a Radioman and 2nd Gunner aboard a PBY-5. His crew received commendations for rescuing a shot down army pilot in rough seas within 20 miles of a Japanese airbase.
Robert Abraham
9/5/2020 1:52 AM
Guestbook Entries 9,240 [4MAY2020] through 19,260 [05SEP2020]

Shipmate  MORRIS, Bob B.
I served with VP-29 (1952-1955) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAS Atsugi, Japan and NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. I flew as a Radar Operator with Crew-6 and Crew-2.
9/4/2020 6:11 PM,
Shipmate  HAMPTON, AE1 (AW/NAC) George R. Retired
I served with VP-67 (1979-1981). VP-67 was my first squadron and I retired February of 2001. I was a Ready Reserve with VP-67. I’ve forgotten a lot of names, these are just a few of the names. I remember Bud Mitchell, Jim Downing, Jimmy Meyer, Kenny Lumpkin, Jon White, Eric Hansen, Gregory Crutcher and Jerry Buckwalter. I also, spent some time a RAIMD providing I-level support to the squadrons at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I spent 4 years at AIMD NAS Atlanta, Georgia, before going to Naval Aircrew School, P-3 Second Mech School at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-30 FE School and then to VP-65 (1989-1993) then to VP-93 (the Godfather CDR Carlone, and CDR Cluster) (Operation Restore Hope) October 1993 until March of 1994. We got the word the Executioners were to be decommissioned. Thanks to Jon White (AWCM I think he was by then) I ended up back in NAS Atlanta, Georgia where I retired as a Loadmaster with VR-46. I was an amazing career and I was fortunate to share time with some amazing friends.
9/2/2020 10:43 PM
Shipmate  DAVIS, AD3 Jeff W. "Was Animal"
I served with VP-46 (1978-1981) with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAF Misawa, Japan and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Had some great times, wild parties and good friends! I kinda missed it when I left! Mike Kilgore, Jack West and all of the other Wild bunch.
9/2/2020 3:45 PM
E-Mail Updated  BRYSON, AO1 Timothy D.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
8/26/2020 9:35 PM
Shipmate  WHITE-FINDEISEN, PN Bradley
I served with VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam with a stint as driver at FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam during 1972 Easter Offensive.
8/24/2020 5:34 PM
E-Mail Updated  UPPERMAN, PT3 Buford B.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
2020-08-17 22:02
Notice  I am the son of the late RADM Frank S. Haak (USNA 1946). After flight school, he was assigned to VP-24 (1949-1951) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. They were deployed to NAAF Agadir, French Morocco. Can anyone tell me what their mission would have been in North Africa?
Bruce Haak
8/9/2020 10:55 AM
Shipmate  WALLACE, AOC(NAC)AW Louis Chance, Jr. "Wally"
I served with VP-68 (03/1974-31/12/1994) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, RTU68 (06/1973-03/1974) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, USS Independence (CVA-62) (03/1971-03/1973) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, Air Launched Weapons School (02/1971-03/1971) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) (08/1969-02/1971) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, RTC Great Lakes (01/1969-03/1969), AO "A" School Naval Air Training Center (03/1969-08/1969) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.
8/6/2020 12:00 AM
Memorial  SCHAUBER, AMM3 Harold "Bud"
My father, Harold "Bud" Schauber passed away in 2013. He served with VPB-117 (CASU-F-56) (1944-1945) in the Philippines and Admiralty Islands. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who may have known him.
Dennis Schauber
6/16/2020 10:57 AM
Shipmate  LANDON, Joseph
I served aboard NAS Albany, Georgia (1970-1971), VXE-6 (1971-1974), VX-4 (1974-1977), VF-151 (1977-1979) aboard the USS Midway (CV-41), HC-1 DET 3 (1979-1980) aboard the USS Coral Sea (CV-43), Combat Systems Technical Schools Command (CSTSC) Data Systems Instructor (1980-1987) and USS California (BB-44) (1987-1989).
6/10/2020 11:05 AM
E-Mail Updated  SMITH, Donald
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
6/9/2020 12:35 PM
Notice  VP History ThumbnailCameraVT-30 Patch "...I have sitting around a never used VT-30 patch. Send me an address and I will send it to whoever needs it. I think I got it in 1965 in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas when they were looking for volunteers from us new guys to check out in the Spad. I didn’t and was plowed back to NAAS Saufley Field, Pensacola, Florida, then given orders to NAS North Island, San Diego, California where I ended up in VO-67 flying the P2 on the Ho Chi Minh trail. Shoulda checked out in the Spad!
6/4/2020 8:28 PM
Shipmate  Network Problems - Guestbook Off-The-Air from 29MAY2020 through 03JUN2020. On-The-Air Now!
Shipmate  MOORE, PO2 Donald George
Joined Navy after High School (1957 Stockton, CA) on 12-1-1957 in San Francisco, CA. Boot Camp in San Diego, CA, Basic Electronics in NAS Norman, Oklahoma, Adv. Airborne Electronics in NAS Memphis, Tennessee and then VP-9 in NAS Alameda, California. I had to wait a few weeks for them to return from AK. I served in a flight crew in 1959-1962 as the radar & special equipment operator and repair. In a crew that helped the USAF find a B-58 in the Great Salt Lake. In a crew that took a new P2V-7 to Japan and flew the old plane back to NAS Alameda, California (had power, radio and oil leak problems – but made it okay). During the Japan trip we were on Guam when two WWII Japan soldiers were caught. There are two other good stories, but there for me and the other crew members to remember. Lot’s of us who were getting out in late 1961 were extended for 6 months (I don’t remember why). Made 2nd Class Petty Officer (the year before release). I will be 81 on the 20th of June 2020. I’m doing very well to date. Still married to the same girl and we had 3 boys and 1 girl (lot’s of grand kids & great-grand kids). In 2013 moved from Calif. to Okla. (my wife and I were both born in Calif.)
5/27/020 11:25:07 PM
Shipmate  SMITH, Donald
I served with AEWBarRonPac (1962-1963) at NAS Midway Island and VU-7 (1963-1964) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
5/27/2020 9:50:22 PM
Shipmate  TOMPKINS, Chris
I served with VP-49 (05/1975-05/1978) (CAC-6) as a Pilot/PPC/MC.
5/25/2020 6:24 PM
Shipmate  SAMUELS, CDR Art Retired
I served with VP-49 (03/1973-05/1976), CPW-11, ASWOC, VP-24 (1982-1984), Naval War College, USS Albany (CG-10), US Readiness Command and Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility (AFWTF) Underwater Tracking Range. Retired 10/87 and I own numerous Jewelry Businesses in South Florida. My wife Reggie and I would love to hear from former Shipmates.
5/25/2020 4:34 PM
Shipmate  FRESCAS, Alexander P.
Attended Bootcamp RTC/NTC (1983) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and VP-4748 (1983-1984) at NAS Moffett Field, California.
5/23/2020 5:35 PM
Memorial  CARACOFE, YNC Sony
My friend, YNC Sony Caracofe, who proudly served with VP-49 passed as a result of a short bout of stage 4 cancer.
CONWAY, YN Robert T.
5/15/2020 1:25 PM
Shipmate  CONWAY, YN Robert T.
I served with Navy Recruiting Command Headquarters (1974-1977) in Arlington, VA, USS Austin (LPD-4) (1977), Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) (1977-1978) in Arlington, VA, Naval Investigative Service Headquarters (NISHQ) (1978-1980), VP-49 (1980-1984) and VP-30 (1984-1986).
5/15/2020 1:25 PM
Guestbook Entries 19,220 [07FEB2020] through 19,240 [04MAY2020]

Shipmate  BOUDROT, Herbert
I served with FASRON-2 (1956-1957) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and then aboard the USS Ranger (CVA-61).
5/3/2020 9:05 PM
Shipmate  CLARK, AWCS Richard E.
I served with FASRON-6 (10/1955-01/1957), VS-41 (01/1978-06/1978), VS-21 (06/1978-07/1980) and VS-41 (07/1980-01/1985).
5/2/2020 9:08 PM
Shipmate  WALTERS, ADJ3 James
I served aboard NAS Brunswick, Maine Maine Operations Department (08/1968-01/1969) and VP-26 (01/1969-09/1971). Spent most of my time in Maintenance Control, working for CPO Sheehan. Deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, (Mid East Crisis), NAS Bermuda (best duty ever!) Swizzlers at the Gun Powder Tavern, hooee! Also NS Rota, Spain (hottest place on earth). Loved Brunswick area, and have been back several times. I still wear my flight jacket, it’s kinda crispy, so am I.
5/1/2020 4:53 PM
Shipmate  RHOADS, ADCS James "Dusty"
I served with VP-4 (1973-1976) with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines flying as FE on Crew-9 and Crew-1. I also flew on many NAS Agana, Guam, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and NSF Diego Garcia Detachments. I retired in 1988.
4/24/2020 3:33 PM
E-Mail Updated  SEVERSON, ADC Arne E.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
4/23/2020 12:31 PM
Shipmate  PENNACHIO, ABH1 Keneth F.
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.
4/23/2020 11:55 AM
Shipmate  HOGAN, ET3 Mark C.
I was stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine (08/1978-10/1980), my 1st Navy assignment after ET school at Great Lakes. I was assigned to the FM Comm shop in the Ground Electronics Maintenance Division (GEMD). I remember clearly the accident with the P3 crash, as each command provided personnel to report to the crash site to search for whatever could be found. I went up to the site the day after the accident occurred. It was gruesome to say the least. I dealt with a lot of guys assigned to the Squadrons as my shop provided Audio equipment set up and operation for Changes of Command and other similar functions. I even talked to my Chief about cross over to an Aviation rate, which was denied. I thought it would be more fun to fly than sit around BNAS. I was discharged, Honorably, as an ET3 and moved back to Bayside, New York in 1980. I have stayed in touch with a few of the guys I was stationed with while at BNAS and am amazed at how the time has flown by. In any case I have to say I enjoyed my USN experience immensely.
4/22/2020 6:23 PM
Shipmate  PARLIN, Brian
I served with VAW-110.
4/22/2020 6:55 AM
Shipmate  GILL, PO7 Gerry Retired
I made Chief in 1987 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I was actually attached to NAS but TAD to 1964. I worked Airframes, QA & Maint Control. My 1st Squadron was VP-92 where I helped transition P2s to P-3s. Next nwas VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee & transitioned P2s to P-3s again. 3rd tour was with the Wing in NAS Norfolk, Virginia 4th tour at the NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania & then a twilight tourn at AIMD NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts.
4/19/2020 4:00 PM
Shipmate  HALL, Don
I served with VP-24 (10/1960-10/1964).
4/12/2020 4:29 PM
Shipmate  WATSON, ACX1 Tom
I served with VP-7 (10/1964-02/1969), VX-1 (02/1969-09/1971) and VP-10 (09/971-02/1977).
3/16/2020 8:33 PM
Shipmate  SIMMONS, AXCS Richard
I served with VP-50 (1968-1972), CPRW-10 (1972-1974), VP-17 (1975-1977), Navy Recruiter Visalia, CA (1977-1980), VP-46 (1981-1984) and Naval Air Maintenance Training Detachment (NamTraDet) Command Senior Chief (1985-1988).
3/4/2020 12:45 PM
E-Mail Updated  GARCIA, ATR2 Lawrence “"Larry"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
3/1/2020 12:57 PM
Shipmate  FRONC, AE2 John M.
I served with VP-7 (1958) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island crewing on LB-9 (“Where the wild goose Go”).
2/25/2020 6:03 PM
Shipmate  ELLIS, Robert
I served with VP-11 (1965-1967). I would like to hear from former P2 Shipmates.
2/23/2020 12:52 PM
Shipmate  HAPENNEY, AO1 (NAC) Arthur Retired
I served aboard the USS Shangri-LA (CVA-38), NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, VP-65, VP-92 and VP-911.
2/21/2020 1:55 PM
E-Mail Updated  HENSHAW, AO1 Bob
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
2/17/2020 7:25:08 AM
Shipmate  ALAIMO, ATC William R.
I served with VP-10 (11/1972-04/1977) in Maintenance Control and the Electronics Shop.
2/16/2020 2:35 PM
Memorial  BELINC, AO3 Joe
Passing of a VP-17 Shipmate, AO3 Joe Belinc, forwarded from a squadron shipmate Nick Urbano. Condolences to his shipmate brother Marty, we all served for the love of country. Will miss you.
FETSCHER, AXC Dennis "Fetch"
2/14/2020 8:40 PM
Shipmate  MORIN, AMS2 Ronald
I served with VP-10 (01/1958-09/1960) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain with side trips to Malta, Lebanon and Preswick Scotland. Of course NS Roosevelt Roads, PR also. Loved every day of it. Loved VP-10 with the best Shipmates in the world.
2/10/2020 10:47 AM
Guestbook Entries 19,200 [11NOV2019] through 19,220 [07FEB2020]

Shipmate  MANDERVILLE, CWO Thomas Retired
I served with VP-56 (1980-1983) and retired 1998 as a CWO onboard the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67).
2/7/2020 7:58 PM
Shipmate  TAYLOR, ADJ3 William Ed
I served with VP-8 (09/1972-09/1973) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with a deployment to NAS Bermuda. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
2/5/2020 10:01 PM
E-Mail Updated  HAMM, AOC Kirby
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
2/4/2020 7:16 AM
Shipmate  WHITE, YN Patrick
I served with VP-16 (1964-1965) as Communications Yeomen and Admirals Staff of ComCarDivSix. Some of my fondest memories were VP-16 fellow Shipmates and officers.
2/3/2020 8:41 PM
Shipmate  WYRO, LT John
I served with VP-26 (1971-1973) joining the squadron for the last month of the NAS Keflavik, Iceland and deployments NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Bermuda. I was the communications officer and a TACCO on Pete Catalano’s (OPS Officer) crew. I can’t remember my CAC number. I then spent 2 years in the active reserve out of NAS Moffett Field, California.
2/2/2020 4:24 PM
Shipmate  DEBAR, AD Robert
I served with VT-29 (11/1963-07/1964) and the USS HORNET (CVS-12).
1/28/2020 9:55 PM
Memorial  HOWERY, Norman K.
My Dad, Norman K. Howery, passed away July 10, 2018. Dad flew as a pilot with VP-812. We miss you Dad.
Chris Howery
1/27/2020 4:20 PM
Shipmate  BRADFORD, AN Paula
I served with VP-31 (1986-1988). Service in Maintenance Control under CDR Wayne Weller. I was the British girl that Senior Chief always called a Limey because I was British. Great memories as my first duty Station. CDR Haskins was the CO who I later served with at CINCUSNAVEUR London, England years later. I retired in 2005 after service on USS Simon Lake in Holy Loch Scotland which later did a home port change to NAS Norfolk, Virginia. NTC Great Lakes, CINCUSNAVEUR London England where I finally became a US Citizen, NAS Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, NATO base NAS Keflavik, Iceland where I gave birth to beautifully perfect twin girls. I had a wonderful 20 year Navy career and I now continue to serve our veterans working at the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare.
1/18/2020 7:43 PM
Shipmate  RUTHERFORD, AX2 Mark
I served with VP-11 (1979-1983) flyhing with CAC-11 and Instructor Duty at NAS Millington, Tennessee (1983-1986). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
1/18/2020 7:00 PM
Shipmate  LAWRENCE, AT1 Michael D. Retired
I served with VQ-1 (1972-1975) with deployments to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Atsugi, Japan and USS Enterprise (CVN-65), 6 year break and reenlisted with VP-19 (1983-1086) with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1986-1989). During my years at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, I did volunteer work with Naval Sea Cadet Corps as Commanding Officer of the the NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii Squadron and as Senior Escort Officer for Sea Cadet Boot Camp on NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (1987-1988). My final tour was as Ship's Company aboard USS Independence (CV-62) (1989-1991).
1/17/2020 4:35 PM
Shipmate  DUFFY, OSC(SW/AW) John M. Retired
I served with ASWOC of CPW-2 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as an OS2 and Link-11 Data Link Petty Officer from 1979-1981, and returned as an OSC(SW/AW) to the TSC of Commander Patrol Wings Pacific Fleet where I was the LCPO of the Opcon Team. I retired with 26 years Honorable service, having served on 6 warships as well as my two tours with VP and 3 years on the Staff of CINCPACFLT.
1/8/2020 6:34 PM
Shipmate  DAVENPORT, Frederick James
I served with VP-7 (1963-1964) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland.
1/4/2020 12:26 PM
Shipmate  PAVLOVIC, ADR2 Robert
I served with VP-10 (16JUN67-12NOV69) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Like to hear from former Shipmates.
1/4/2020 4:04 PM
Shipmate  McCAGE, AMS3 Tim "Fuzzy"
I served with VPU-2 (1989-1992) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I own and operate a 18 wheeler and go all over. Nice to see some familiar names.
12/17/2019 7:58 PM
Shipmate  ARKINS, LT James E.
I served aboard the USS Albemarle (AV-5) (03/1942-01/1946). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
12/17/2019 11:29 AM
Shipmate  BRODEUR, AE3 Clement
I served with VP-1 (1973-1976) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
12/15/2019 12:23 AM
Shipmate  REEDY, ADR3 Enrico
I served with VU-3 (11/1961-11/1962) and VT-28. I joined VU-3 right out of boot camp in November 1961. Squadron had just moved from NAAS Brown Field, Chula Vista. After doing mess duty for 3 months, I was assigned to targets working on KDB-1 drones. Had a 4 cylinder Mcculloch 2 cycle 0-80cc engine. We also flew the beech 6 cylinder drone at Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center California. Target practice for their Hawk missiles. This drone had a turbo charger and could go upwards of 35k feet. VU-3 maintained a crew aboard two drone flying ships in NAS North Island, San Diego, California. USS Kalmia (ATA-184) and USS Targeteer (YV-3) provided drone services for ships in the San Diego Long Beach area. Worked on the drones on these two ships for about 3 months in 1963. While working on the Kalmia in 1963, we had a drone that flew a record 120 minutes. Had a fouled plug. Normal flight time was about 80 minutes. Made the McCulloch Company publication in Los Angeles. At that time, the DASH platform was being tested at San Clemente. I signed up as a 2 year reservist. Made 3rd class (ADR-3) in 18 months and extended for an additional year. Made two short cruises supporting drone services to ships going WestPac (USS Los Angeles (CA-135) (10/1962). After a week in Yokosuka, jumped on the next ship going back. We never flew going back, took the northern route. Everybody wanted to get home. Rode a typhoon for a week Uss Topeka (CLG-8). Just played pinochle. Second cruise (10/1963) flew drones from the USS Walke (DD-723). Love that tin can Navy. No uniform of the day at 1600, just played guitars and sang. on the starboard side. Still remember Bosun Mate Stone from the Walke. All great shipmates. We were airdales, but they treated us like ship’s company. Returned on the USS Hancock (CV-19) Ended up in VT-28 pulling checks on STFs at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas in February 1964. Got discharged in August 1964 Should have stayed in, but family issues at home dictated that I get out and help. Hindsight is 20/20. Was eligible to take the ADR2 exam. OH well. Remember all Shipmates fondly. LT(jg) Martin and LT(jg) Parkerson, Joe Dagy, GW Riley, Danny Suan, Tom Costa, Rodney Campbell, Ernie Brocoto, Ad Reid, Jerry Tom, Freddie Carr, John Serena (RIP) and Arnie Schabert (boot camp buddy (1961 Company 419) Just to name a few. I remembered the cold mid watches on the line. Looking for an Anchor Yearbook 1961 Company 419. Can tell sea stories with the best of them. LOL To all have a safe and blessed Holiday Season.
12/14/2019 8:43 AM
Shipmate  PERRINE, PN3 Robert R.
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.”
12/12/2019 11:07 PM
Shipmate  MALLEY, AO2 Patrick
I served with VP-23 (1970-1972) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I am currently married and living in N.J. Was crew member on plane with Art SULLIVAN, Carl DINGY and Chief Ken ALSOP. Does any else remember this crew?
12/2/2019 4:34 PM
E-Mail Updated  KIMBALL, YN1 William H.
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11/27/2019 10:58 PM
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