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Shipmate  LINDSEY, AD1 Stephen "Steve"
I served with VP-19 (11/1974-06/1978) with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, VP-30 (07/1978-05/1981) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-19 (07/1981-10/1984), NRD Kansas City (11/1984-11/1985) and finally NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (03/1986-03/1989).
9/14/2019 3:49 PM
Shipmate  HIGH, AET2 David
I served with VRF-31. Looking to buy squadron patch.
9/11/2019 7:50 PM
Shipmate  GAUL, Mike
I served with VP-22 (03/1970-06/1973).
9/7/2019 9:33 AM
Shipmate  PRICE, SP5 Bill
I served with 1st RR Company (05/1970-11/1971) at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam as a 98G (Voice Intercept Operator) and the 8th RRFS (12/1969-05/1970).
8/30/2019 11:18 PM
Shipmate  UPPERMAN, PT3 Buford
I served with VAP-61 at NAS Agana, Guam. I was assigned TAD to 6 Carriers (USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14), USS Coral Sea (CVS-43). USS Midway (CVS-41), USS Constellation (CVS-64), USS Kitty Hawk (CVS-63) and USS Ranger (CVS-61) on Yankee Station. I then served with COM 7th Fleet Det. NAF Tan Son Nhut, South Vietnam (1965) and left the Navy (08/1967) while at Long Beach Calif while serving with the USS Kearsarge ((LHD-3).
8/27/2019 9:17 AM
Guestbook Entries 19,160 [03JUN2019] through 19,180 [25AUG2019]

Shipmate  ATWOOD, ATN2 Gary L.
I served with VP-48 (1965-1968).
8/25/2019 3:13 PM
Memorial  DOUGHERTY, LCDR James McClure "Jim"
LCDR James McClure Dougherty was my grandfather. He passed away February 12th, 2019 and I am trying to find more information about his naval career, particularly his call sign and any photos people might have. He spent some time and I believe retired from VRF-31. He was also on board the Wasp for the Gemini recovery missions in the mid to late 60s. He was in flight school at NAS Pensacola, Florida (1954) and was stationed at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (10/1955). I know he ran with a group of four or five who called themselves "The Jesters" while he was there. If anyone has any information, I would love to hear it. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Collette Dougherty
8/15/2019 3:25 PM
Shipmate  COWAN, ADJ2 Randy
I served with VP-56 (1970-1972) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal.
8/12/2019 4:08 PM
Shipmate  GRIMES, AD3 Frederick Rollen
I served with VP-5 (1957-1959) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with deployments to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and NS Rota, Spain. Now live in Montana.
8/8/2019 5:19 PM
Shipmate  POST, Jerome "Jerry"
I served with VR-8 (1959-1962) at NAS Moffett Field, California and would like to hear from former Shipmates (especially from a James R. Roach).
8/6/2019 8:28 PM
Shipmate  RELAN, IS2 Jody
I served with VP-5 (1973-1977) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Roommates were Jim Twig, Jim Bates and Jim Monk. I’m retiring and moving to the Florida panhandle (Destin).
7/29/2019 9:52 PM
Shipmate  SNEDDEN, AM3 James R.
I served with a FASRON squadron in Oceana, Va. and VP-34 (1952-1954) at NAS Trinidad, British West Indies flying in the PBM. While on a training mission in Puerto Rico we lost one to the planes (March 22nd, 1953). No one was ever able to verify what happened as minimal debris washed up. No bodies ever surfaced.
7/27/2019 12:52 AM
Shipmate  McCORMICK, Sheldon R.
I served with AIMD at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VAQ-135 Detachment 4 (Med Cruise), VP-19 (1973-1974) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and sent TAD to U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, Commander, U.S. Patrol Wings Pacific Fleet (COMPATWINGSPAC) Tactical Support Center at NAS Moffett Field, California until I got out the Navy in 1978.
7/25/2019 8:22 PM
E-Mail Updated  PACALO, CAPTAIN Nicholas
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
7/17/2019 5:56 PM
E-Mail Updated  DELLAPENNA, James
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
7/17/2019 12:16 PM
Shipmate  MARTEL, AT2 Richard
I served with VR-22 (1961). I left the Navy in 1962, received pilot training on GI bill and eventually became an airline pilot. After retiring I flew DC-3’s in the Florida Keys for mosquito control and was a fly fishing guide there also. Now retired for good and enjoying country life in East Tennessee at age 81 - still going strong “Anytime Anywhere.”
7/10/2019 11:30 PM
Shipmate  PLOTKIN, AME3 David
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.
7/9/2019 3:51 PM
Shipmate  THOMASON, HM2 Scott "Doc"
I served with VP-47 (1979-1982) at NAS Moffett Field, California with two deployments two NAF Misawa, Japan.
7/6/2019 5:44 AM
Shipmate  AMBROSE, LT Michael
I served with VP-56 (1970-1973) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Souda Bay, Crete, Greece.
7/3/2019 8:57 AM
Memorial  TAYLOR, YNCM James "Jim"
I am a a Navy civilian Sailor at Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, HI. I thought it would be appropriate to pass along an article in the local newspaper about a member of the VP-22 Blue Geese - YNCM(Ret) James "Jim" Taylor. He passed away on 20 May 2019. Here is the link to the article: Star Advertiser - Pearl Harbor volunteer was ‘great friend’ to grieving families.

6/26/2019 4:06 PM
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I am the grandson of LT(jg) Joseph Earl Cook who was a pilot with VP-208 “Oboe”. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He enlisted November 1942 and at the age of 20 was commissioned as a naval aviator May 1944. He served in the Pacific before being honorably discharged as a lieutenant junior grade. He received the Navy Air Metal and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions during the first wave invasion of Okinawa in the spring of 1945. I am looking for anyone with pictures of him, pictures of his plan or just any information in general. He left a journal with great stories of his missions but I’m wanting to put together more to pass down to future generations. Thanks and God Bless America.
Joel Cook
6/25/2019 9:45 PM
Shipmate  PRATHER, AW1 Richard "Rick" "Rick the Rock"
I served with VP-30 (1972-1973) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-16 (1973-1978), NADC (1978-1980) and VPU-2 (1981-1984). I served 12 awesome years in the U S Navy as a Naval Aircrewman aboard the P-3 Aircraft. Started my worldwide adventures in VP-16 and then went on up to NADC. These two commands sent me to most of the free world accessible from the East Coast. Finished my enlistment off while assigned to VPU-2. Was able to see almost all areas of WEST-PAC while stationed with VPU-2. To all of the people I served with, thank you.
6/24/2019 4:53 PM
Shipmate  TALBOT, Tom Richard
I served with VP-46 and VP-9 from 1989 to 1992. When I discharged I worked in the medical field then did almost 20 years as a Washington State Corrections Officer and now I do armed security for SCIS at a DOD site. I am searching for a former Shipmate, Kimberly Bowman. Kimberly worked on the flight line with me. She was crushed between a heavy piece of equipment and a telephone pole. I pulled her out and called medical. Her quad was pulled outside her skin. I know she would remeber me and have tried the Facebook route with no success.
6/15/2019 5:23 PM
Shipmate  DOYLE, Michael Alvin
I served with VR-49 (10/1962-10/1963) at NAS Bermuda with a deployment to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I worked on the beach crew launching Martin P5M Marlin Aircraft.
6/12/2019 12:46 PM
Shipmate  FALVEY, Mike
I served with ASWOC (1982-1984). Worked for Captain Cressy, CDR Armstrong, LCDR Falsetta, AWC Waghe and AWC Beatty. Visited NAS Brunswick, Maine last year. Old memories playing softball for the wing and the e-club still there.
6/4/2019 5:22 PM
Guestbook Entries 19,140 [28FEB2019] through 19,160 [03JUN2019]

E-Mail Updated  LaPETER, Richard
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
6/3/2019 7:59 PM
Shipmate  BYRNE, Charles G.
>I served with VR-22 (1956-1958) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I was fortunate enough to be selected as Parchute Loft Sailor of the Month.
6/2/2019 4:44 PM
Notice  Looking for to contact anyone who knew AMSC Brian Patterson. Brian served with VP-8 at NAS Brunswick, Maine in the 1980’s. Thanks!
AFCM Walt Hall
6/2/2019 1:03 AM
Shipmate  RAMSAY, AT2 Stephen
I served with VP-17 (1981–1984) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I flew as a IFT with Crew-7.
5/28/2019 9:02 PM
E-Mail Updated  HUDNALL, Thomas A.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
5/27/2019 9:29 PM
Shipmate  BUCKLEY, Claude Norman
I served aboard the UUSS Norton Sound (AV-11) (12/1960-08/1961), NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee (0819/61 to 04/1962) A-School, VF-174 (04/1962 to 1963) at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, FAETULANT (1966) Det NAS Brunswick, Maine and discharged 05/1968 then to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington as GS-9 on SP2E OF/WST for a year.
5/24/2019 9:11 AM
Shipmate  TRULUCK, CDR David R. Retired
I served with VP-50 as soon as they arrived at NAS Moffett Field, California to transition to the P-3. I believe I was the first P-3 NFO to join the squadron. Was initially in Crew-2 then Crew-11. Made the Langley/NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (1968) and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan(1969/1970) deployments. Then to NAS Pensacola, Florida for the Baccalaureate Degree Completion program and instructor at Schools Command then nav flight instructor at VT-10. Riffed out January 1973 then to reserves NAS Jacksonville, Florida with VP-62. Flew with Crew-15. Forced to retire due to hearing loss. Would like to hear from any of my former Shipmates.
5/15/2019 10:30 PM
Shipmate  TRIMBLE, ATN3 Dennis
I served with VP-31 (1962-1965). I repaired electronic equipment for all squadrons on NAS North Island, San Diego, California and flew as cw radio operator.
5/4/2019 4:27 AM
Shipmate  MAHAN, AMH1 John D.
I served with VP-30 (1980-1984) and VP-22 (1984-1988) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.
4/17/2019 3:19 PM
Shipmate  HEILMANN, AT3 William L.
I served with VAH-6 (1956) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with a deployment to Japan for 6 months working on AJ Savage radio equipment. Came back to NAS North Island, San Diego, California and was one of those first to be sent North to be at that time Gunner navigator on the A3D that were coming. We were trained to get the aircraft to the proper place to make the bombing run. We went on board the USS Ranger (CVA-61) on it's first west coast tour. My tour of duty was up in the first of June and the carrier was not cumming home till end of July. I left in May.
4/8/2019 5:42 PM
Shipmate  WARD, YN3 Terry L.
I served with VR-22 (1961-1963). I was assigned to the Adminitrtive Office reporting to SCPO Joe WADE and then Operations Department LT TYLER.
4/1/2019 3:53 PM
Shipmate  WINN, AT2 Gregory
I served with VP-56 (1977–1980) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Bermuda.
3/26/2019 5:31 PM
Shipmate  STANO, Calvin Paul
I served with VT-9 (1966-1969).
3/24/2019 8:30 PM
Shipmate  BOYTE, AW3 "Steve"
One of the early AWs to come through school at NAS Millington, Tennessee. Then more school, including SERE School at Coronado (NAS North Island, San Diego, California), then VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Finally reached VP-47 in October 1969 and stayed until discharge in July 1972. Deployed to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. ‘70 with detachments to The Philippines, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Was on the flight crew that found those sailors drifting, without power, on that amphibious craft up near Japan. Then enjoyed a deployment to beautiful, downtown NAS Adak, Alaska. Remember sitting in plane with engines revved up, listening to countdown to detonation of an atomic device. Thankfully, NAS Adak, Alaska did not sink and we just taxied back to the hanger. At different times, was on Crews 11, 5, and 1. Now living on the banks of a bayou in Louisiana. Would love to hear from former Shipmates.
3/22/2019 12:47 PM
Shipmate  McCANN, Brian Dale
I served with VP-11.
3/19/2019 8:44 PM
E-Mail Updated  DIXON, AE1 Jim
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
3/15/2019 11:54 AM
Shipmate  BRAGG, PO2 Joseph Franklin
I served with VP-1.
3/14/2019 4:15 PM
Shipmate  HEILIG, QMQ3 Ralph E. Jr.
I served with VJ-62 (MAY1952-19NOV53) working in the Air Navigation Division under LT Roberts and LT(jg) Charles Monroe. Our CO was CDR Jefferson J. Kennedy and our XO was LCDR David McNiel. I am looking for anyone who knew Darrell Tallman. Tallman was on Detactment Item and at least one other detachment. Other names I recall: LT C.K O’Meara, LT Nicholson, LT Roberts (Plane Commander of TP12), ETAN Walter Blackwell, AM3 Stanley Baker, Chief QM Wurth (taught Celestial Navigation), ETAN Bill Daley and ETAN Bill Dooley. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
3/10/2019 2:19 PM
Shipmate  OBLISKEY, AME2 John A.
I served with VP-46 (1967-1970).
3/9/2019 11:00 AM
Reunion  VP-6 Reunion (02OCT2019-06OCT2019)
The next All Hands VP-6 Blue Shark Association Reunion will be in San Antonio, TX at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk, from October 2nd, 2019 to October 6th, 2019. Check our website at: https://www.vp-6.org/ or http://www.patronsix.com for registration details. Point of contact is Jim Lamers or phone at: 703-727-7944. Register early for early bird discounts.
Jim Lamers
3/8/2019 10:45 AM
Guestbook Entries 19,120 [14AUG2018] through 19,140 [28FEB2019]

Shipmate  McSTAY, James W.
I served with VP-4 (1971-1974) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Departed the squadron as PPC of Crew 7. Flew with VP-65 and various SRU’s at NAS Point Mugu, California and retired from a VTU at NAS Alameda, California in 1991.
2/28/2019 4:00 PM
Shipmate  SCHROLL, AME2 Tim
I served with VX-1 (1970-1973) at NAS Key West, Florida. Worked on P-3's (A, B and C), S2F's and HS3D's.
2/28/2019 1:21 PM
Mishaps  VW-15 Mishap - October 15th, 1958
The VW-15 plane that crashed in Argentia in 1958 was BuNo 141294.
AT1 Dave Bowles, Retired
Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at 11:53 pm.
Memorial  WOODWARD, William McGill "Mac"
My father, Dr. William McGill Woodward "Mac", served with VP-7 (1955-1957) leaving Naval Service as a LT. Dad passed away April 18, 2016 and is sorely missed.
Bill Woodward
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 3:47 pm.
Shipmate  SENDEWICZ, AT2 Robert
I attended AT School (1959) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Guided Missile Service Squadron GMSRON-2 (1959-1960), redesignated VU-8 (1960-1962), left for discharge but ended up in the U.S. Naval Hospital, St. Albans, NY. I had an operation on my ear there which didn't work out. I was then sent to the U.S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. There I ran into fellow red Tail Bill Brenan. I was finally discharged on October 16 1962. I spent some of the best times of my life at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR.
Saturday, January 19th, 2019 at 8:50 pm.
Shipmate  CONTRYMAN, Eric R.
I served with VAP-61 (1964-1965) with deployments aboard the USS Hancock (CVA-19), USS Midway (CVA-41) and the USS Ranger (CVA-4). I also served with VS-25 with deployments aboard the USS Yorktown (CVA-10).
Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 at 8:11 pm.
Shipmate  WIELAND, CTM Lou
I served with VQ-1 (1975) at NAS Agana, Guam. I was one of the first CTM s for Deepwell Techs. I also flew some flight with PR 36 crew out of Japan for a few observation flights.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at 3:44 pm.
Shipmate  MAGAN, Chris
I served VP-5 (1987-1990), VP-50 (1990-1992), Ocean-O Instructor Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group Pacific Fleet(FASOTraGruPac) (1992-1994) and CPRW-10 (1994-1996). I am currently a Senior Toxicologist working for the Navy at Bangor, WA.
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 9:42 pm.
Shipmate  PEARSON, AK3 JH
I served VT-24 (10/1968-02/1970) and worked in the Supply Department.
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 8:23 am.
Shipmate  OLIVOLA, AZ3 John
I served VP-49 (09/1978-11/1979) with a deployment to NAS Bermuda. I changed rates to DS in 1984 and retired from the USN in 1996. Currently living north of Seattle.
Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 6:46 pm.
Shipmate  SANDLIN, Terry G.
I served VP-10 (10/1963-10/1964). I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 12:41 am.
Shipmate  HULL, AZ3 Buddy
I served VP-31 (1972-1975) at NAS Moffett Field, California.
Thursday, November 08th, 2018 at 7:55 pm.
Mishaps  VP-110 Mishap - March 31, 1944
Our Uncle, Donald C. Gamble, AOM2c, was killed over the Bay of Biscay, England on March 31, 1944 during anti-Submarine Patrols in WWII as his VP-110 PB4Y-1 (BuNo 63940 plane piloted by LT Harold Barton) was shot down by a German JU-88. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of his fellow crew members and their families. Even though it has been 74 years since they were killed, Donald's family has always kept his spirit and memories alive from generation to generation because he died to help his country and to make sure we continue to have our Freedom.
Niece
Thursday, November 01st, 2018 at 3:32 pm.
Memorial  MAMBRO, Philip A.
My Father, Philip A. Mambro, served with VPB-110. Dad passed away in 1996. I would like to hear from his former Shipmates.
James Mambro
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 3:43 pm.
Shipmate  WILSON, AT Craig C.
I served VP-16 (1975-1978) and NAS Jacksonville, Florida AIMD (W/C 610 and 640). Pitched on the squadron "B" team in NAS Sigonella, Sicily 1976 when we went to the base championship.
Monday, October 08th, 2018 at 9:24 pm.
Shipmate  LONG, J.D.
I served VR-24 (1971-1974) at NAF Naples, Italy, VP-50 (1975-1976) at NAS Moffett Field, California and VT-86 at NAS Pensacola, Florida.
uesday, October 02nd, 2018 at 10:52 pm.
Shipmate  NORWOOD, ADCS Raymond L. Retired
I served VXE-6 (1971-1974) in the Willie Field Power Plants and a member of the Antartic Para Rescue Team. I was part of the salvage team after the crash of A/C 917 at Pole Station. My favorite tour of duty during my career. Life long friendships and memories were formed here. Retired as ADCS in 1985 now living in North Carolina.
Thursday, August 30th, 2018 at 4:20 pm.
Shipmate  RIESBERG, AMS2 Daniel
I served VP-40 (1985-1988) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan.
Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at 6:01 pm.
Shipmate  TAVAREZ, CPO Anthony Retired
I served with VS-876, HS-6, USS Kearsarg (CVS-33) and VR-55.
Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 2:25 am.
Shipmate  SEVERSON, ADC Arne E. Retired
I served VP-6 (1956-1959).
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 5:12 am.
Guestbook Entries 19,100 [02FEB2018] through 19,120 [14AUG2018]

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