VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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Memorial Picture "...THIELE, Ray...Thought some of you old timers out there would like to know that Ray Thiele passed away on November 29, 2000. Ray had retired from Hawaian Airlines and was writing books about his adventures. I flew as his copilot in SB-2 and later as PPC of SB-9. I always would visit with Ray every time I had the opportunity to get to Hawaii. I will miss him...LOTZGESELL, James jimlotz16@hotmail.com..." [12JUN99]

Memorial Picture "...THIES, William N. "Bill"...William N. "Bill" THIES passed away on August 22, 2013 in Gig Harbor, WA. THIES was Commanding Officer (LCDR) of VPB-144 and a PV-2 pilot while at Eniwetok (1945)..." Contributed by Jonathan Horne (son of LCDR Philip A. Horne) jhorne@izap.com [20NOV2013]

Memorial Picture "...THOLO, Hobert John "Hobie"...Served as a Radio Operator during his service in VP-4 from 1952 - 1956. He passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on January 2, 2013. Age 79. Loving husband of Geri (nee Powers). Dear father of Patricia, Peter, Susan (Scott), and Linda. Grandpa (Papa) will be missed by Bryann (Andrew), Christopher, Chad, Paydon, Kimberly (Kevin), Shane, Samantha, Lynsey, Austen, and Courtney. Marek, Avianna, and Zoe made Grandpa great. Survived further by nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Howard and Mabel; and sisters, Helen, Jean, and Judy. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from AT&T in December, 1991. Hobie loved the Packers, Brewers, golf, bowling, hunting, and backyard barbeques. Longtime member of the American Legion, VFW, Masonic Temple and Telephone Pioneers. Special thank you to Pastor Steve, Comfort Keepers, and Compassionate Care Hospice. Memorials appreciated to Tabernacle Baptist Church of West Allis and Wisconsin Parkinson Center. Our family extends our heartfelt appreciation to special caregiver, Cheryl. Visitation at Krause Funeral Home on Thursday, January 10, at 3-6:45PM. Funeral Service at 7PM. Additional services will be held at Gunderson Funeral Home, 5203 Monona Dr., in Madison, WI (608-221-5420). Visitation at 10AM. Funeral Service at 12 noon. Burial to follow at Roselawn Cemetery..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [13MAR2013]

Memorial Picture "...THOMAS, Billy Jack...I would like to find anybody that flew and knew my brother Billy Jack Thomas. He flew with VP-50 until his retirement in Oct 1972. He recently passed away of pulmonary fibrosis. As a military retired navy man myself, I knew that B.J. would want his prior flight buddies to know and see if there are any others are around...John Michael Thomas, USN, Retired johnmichaelthomas2@hotmail.com..." [05JUL2004]

Memorial Picture "...THOMAS, James(JT or Red)...My Dad, James Thomas (JT or Red), past away at the age of 49. Dad served with VP-6 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. If anyone knew him (I believe he was a Senior Chief at that time) please feel free to leave me a message at neobie75@hotmail.com. He past away april 16th, 2002 at the OSU Medical Center. Thank you...Mike Thomas Dogbone321@yahoo.com..." [18APR2003]

Memorial Picture "...THOMAS, CAPT Richard "Dick" Terry...Capt. Richard (Dick) Terry Thomas, U.S. Navy retired, died Sept. 5, 2012. He was born May 23, 1929, in Chamberlain, S.D., and graduated from Custer High School in Custer, S.D., in 1947. He graduated from the Naval Reserve program at the University of Nebraska in 1951 and was commissioned an ensign. During 28 years in the Navy, he served as communications officer on the USS Antietam and executive officer on the USS Lexington. He was commanding officer of the USS Camden, of VP-5 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and of NAAS Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Florida. He served on the USS Princeton in 1951 and 1952, during the Korean War. He attended flight training in NAS Pensacola, Florida and earned his aviator's wings in March 1959. As a pilot, he was stationed in NAS Kodiak, Alaska; NAS North Island, San Diego, California; and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. He also spent three years as a flight instructor in NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida. He attended post-graduate school in Monterey, Calif., in 1966, and earned a master's in financial management. From 1967 to 1969, he served with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C., and was assigned to the State Department for the final year as liaison to Secretary of State Dean Rusk. He served in Vietnamese waters on the USS Camden in 1972 and 1973. After retirement in 1978, he served 15 years as a Panama Canal Pilot, accumulating 1,677 shipboard transits across the Isthmus of Panama. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marian Jean Roberts Thomas, who managed 21 Navy moves and traveled, by car with the family, what was estimated as the equivalent of eight times around the circumference of the Earth. Other survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ginny Thomas of St. Helens, Ore.; his children, Kathy Thomas of Boone N.C., Jean Quisenberry, John Thomas and Janet Thomas, all of Pensacola; and two grandchildren, Anna (Quisenberry) Boomer, wife of Air Force Lt. Kyle Boomer of Columbia, S.C., and Robert Quisenberry, who is serving on the USS Greeneville, a submarine homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. No formal services are scheduled at his request. The family will hold a celebration-of-life ceremony at a later date. His ashes are to be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico, where many pleasant hours were spent working, fishing and boating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to charity. WebSite: Legacy.COM http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/..." Contributed by Scott D. Hallford scott.hallford@navy.mil [07SEP2012]

Memorial Picture "...THOMPSON, Edson B....My father, Lt. Edson B. Thompson served in VPB-33 in the Pacific in World War II. He passed away on January 28th, 2002. He wanted me to notify those who still remain from his old squadron..." Contributed by Jim Thompson JThompson@riverton.com [31JAN2002]

Memorial Picture "...THOMPSON, MCPO Micheal W...My Father, MCPO Micheal W. Thompson (Retired), passed away on November 17, 2003. In his 28 years of service he served with VP-46, VP-6, VP-24, along with many other squadrons. He had many friends in the Navy and his family is trying to spread the word to them. Also, can anyone tell me how I can get a copy of the Navy Times? Thank You...Arron Thompson mvcali88@hotmail.com..." [27NOV2003]

Memorial Picture "...THOMPSON, Reg...My late father, Major Reg Thompson, Canadian Armed Forces (Ret.), was a CP-140 Aurora pilot, and he also flew Arguses and Neptunes. I clearly recall that he trained on USN P-3s at VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California in the late 1970s. I'd be delighted to hear from anyone who remembers my Dad. Please visit his memorial Web site at: www.professorthompson.com/dadsplash.html...Professor Thompson roger@professorthompson.com..." [15AUG2004]

Memorial Picture "...THORNSLEY, John Thomas...JOHN THOMAS THORNSLEY VP-4 VETERAN 1961-1963 - JOHN THOMAS THORNSLEY of Yucaipa has joined Clara, his wife of 50 years, in eternal rest on April 8, 2010. Born in Coshocton, Ohio, in 1930, he was second of five siblings. His family moved to Pomona, CA, in 1943, where he graduated from Pomona High School in 1948. He joined the Navy after graduation and qualified as a parachute rigger. In that capacity, he performed some of the Navy's earliest hi-altitude experimental parachuting procedures. After leaving the Navy, he attended La Verne College, graduating with a BA in Education. He re-entered the Navy as a Naval Flight Officer, where he served for twenty-three years. He was a specialist in anti-submarine warfare and navigator in P2 and P-3 aircraft and served in both the Atlantic and Pacific. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving as Flag Secretary to Commander, Carrier Division THREE from 1966-68. While in the Navy, he earned graduate degrees in education and public administration, as well as graduating from the Air War College. John married Clara Roman in 1956 and started a family. They called many places home together throughout his Naval career, including Newport RI, NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, Albuquerque NM, San Leandro, CA, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, Coronado, CA, and NAS Pensacola, Florida, FL. Cross country road trips were a norm for the couple, their 5 children and pets. Memories of KOA campgrounds and visiting U.S. land marks and relatives along the way will always remain. John retired from the Navy and moved his family to Yucaipa, CA, in 1976. He started a new career working for 13 years as an Assistant Superintendent for the Needles, Lake Elsinore and Beaumont school districts. John and his wife also enjoyed urban treasure hunting (garage sales), antique collecting and selling their finds at the Rose Bowl and Long Beach swap meets over the years. He will be missed by his children, Thomas of Moreno Valley, Terrence of Laguna Beach, Teresa of Cary, NC, Trevor of Tacoma, WA, and Tamara of Thousand Oaks, CA; his brother, Jerome of Corona Del Mar; his sister, Jill Kovacich of Fremont, CA; and his daughters in law, Bobbie Thornsley and Terri Hall. He also leaves 9 grandchildren: Sarah, Jules and Jeremy Ruiz, Samantha and Megan Chambers, Christopher and Mathew Thornsley, and Fiona and Alex Swanson. John was preceded in death by his wife, Clara, his sister, Jane, his brother, Jan, and his son in law, Kyle Swanson. Your friends and family wish to thank you for your life stories, wisdom, love and generosity. Take our love with you as you join Clara in heavenly peace. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 12 at 12:00 P.M. at Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel, 35208 Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa, CA. Interment with Military Honors will follow at 2:01 P.M. at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren, Riverside, CA. Guest Book for JOHN THOMAS THORNSLEY - http://www.legacy.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookid=5648023669067&cid=full..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [12APR2010]

Memorial Picture "...THURMON, CAPTAIN Norman E...CAPT Norman E. Thurmon, graduated from Central Missouri State College in 1941, and was commissioned in the summer of 1942. He served in WWII as a dive bomber pilot in Carrier Air Groups ELEVEN and NINETEEN. CAPT Thurman was also part of the atacking force that recaptured the Island of Guam. He then served aboard the USS BATAAN during the Korean conflict, and in 1954 was Operations Officer of the USS HANCOCK (CVA-19). There he was promoted to the rank of Commander. In 1957 he was the commanding officer of FASRON-11 at NAS Atsugi, Japan. He was promoted to Captain in 1962 while in the Strategic Planning Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He took his first Command in April of 1963 onboard the USS VALCOUR (AVP 55). During his service he was awarded the Navy Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, and two Air medals. CAPT Thurmon passed away on the 9th of June 1998..." http://members.tripod.com/~lph9/COGUM.htm [17JAN2004]

THACKER, Bruce bruce_thacker@excite.com "...I served with VP-92 at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts from 1973-1975. I worked in the Line shack and the engine shop as as AD. I started with the old P2s and was there for the transition to P-3s. I now live in Shelton, Washington and serve as the minister of Shelton Christian Church. I remember fondly the days at VP-92 and they serve as great illustrations and stories for sermons. The two children we had while there are getting married this year, 1999. That makes those days a long time ago..." WebSite: http://www.sheltonchristian.com [E-Mail/URL Updated 06FEB2003 | 11FEB99] [ICQ# 6998497]

THACKER, Hobart (Hoby) c/o his son Patrick Thacker ti@mciworld.com "...My father, Hobart (Hoby) Thacker was a radioman/gunner on PV1's and 2's out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington back in the big one in the early 40's. (he is now 76 yrs old) i am sure that there are a few old soldiers around that remember the name Hoby. Anyway, cud u send me some info on how he cud possibly hook up with some old WWII buddies and i will send it to him..." [16JUN99]

THACKER, Michael S. "Boomer" builder.the@gte.net "...Would love to hear from anyone from my old outfit . I flew with VP-9 Crew 4. Especially my flight crew. By the way guys, that nick name has stuck with me all these years..." [09MAY2001]

THACKER, Rocky vp90crewone@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-40 (1967-10/1970) as Crew-10 (Julie/ECM and Radio Operator) and VP-90 (1975) at NAS Glenview, Illinois. I live in Vincennes, Indiana where I retired as an Associate Professor of Printing Technology. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 11JUN2012 | 04FEB99]

THACKER, Tom thackert@postnet.com "...My best regards to all VP-28 sailors. I served as AIO 1961-65 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with 2 deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 62 and 64, which included a side trip to Tonkin Gulf in 8/64. My PPCs were Bob Burke and Howard Lysne. Thank God I have a squadron cruise book from 62 and can still vividly remember those days. I stayed in the reserves through 1989 and have been a federal employee for 28 years. I am nearing retirement, family is grown, three grandsons and single again! I love the old Neptune. It always came home!..." [03SEP99]

THALHEIMER, Pete Capecrew@yahoo.com "...I was attached to VP-1 from July '91 - Sept '94 when the military drawdown hit. I flew in and out of NAS Adak, Alaska, Panama, Acapulco, Masirah, UAE, NSA Bahrain, NSF Diego Garcia and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan to name a few. I see several familiar names here, some of which I had the pleasure of flying with on CAC-3 (Flying Elvises). I then flew the only EP-3Js with a new reserve unit, VQ-11, now disestablished and I am presently a reserve recruiter in Newport, RI. I am processing for transfer to the NY Air National Guard to fly the old VXE-6 mission of C-130s (Ski-130) to the South Pole. My family and I are doing great and would love to hear from one and all!! FLY SAFE!..." [29AUG2001]

THANE, Daryl dwthane@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-6 (FE), VP-31 and VP-48..." [23JAN2016]

THARP, John jtharp13@msn.com "...I served with VP-93 from 1990 to disestablishment. I was a mechanic. I still get the newsletters. I am now serving with VP-69 for the second time. I am getting ready to retire in 2 years. Hope to hear from former Excutioners that are still around..." [09JAN2004]

THAUT, ADCS Ron Retired rthaut@uswest.net "...I was in the VP community my entire Navy career, starting out with VP-8 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1959-1963. I remember the crew we lost during an ORI flight in 63 only too well. Moved to NAS Moffett Field, California in 63 to set up VP-31 det "A". Hawaii VP-17, back to VP-31, etc..." [15DEC2000]

THEE, PN3 William F. billthee@bellsouth.net "...I went from boot camp (Great Lakes, ILL.) to FASRON-3 NAS Norfolk, Virginia from November 1950 to 1952. Worked in personnel office. Was sent to NAS Sanford, Florida and was in VC-5 and VC-9..." [29MAR2010]

THEISS, Jim jtheiss@ci.lewiston.me.us "...I served with VP-26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1984 to 1990 as an inflight Ordnance. I flew with CAC-8. Still have contact with Zim. AO shop was tops. Would not trade for anything..." [10APR2010]

THELEN, CDR Frank III Retired no1h@rcn.com "...I was a Radioman 1C assigned to Commander, Fleet Air Wing THREE at NAS Brunswick, Maine from August 1962 thru July 1964. During that period Capt Thomas D. Davies was COMFAIRWING Three, who was the Truculent Turtle pilot fame. I had a very good tour with the staff and have many fond memories of that tour. Commodore Davies also thought that even us "Black Shoe" sailors should keep rolling up the ladder and as a result I was recommended by him for the Navy's Integration Program and attended OCS Aug-Dec 64. Other names that come to mind are Arthur Detonnancourt, Bob Nelson (both were staff Communications Officers), Vic Tanney, Staff Personnel, Bill Cockrell, Staff Admin to name a few. Thanks for letting me get my two cents in here. Fair winds and following seas..." [16MAY2002]

THELEN, Kent C. KAThelen@peoplepc.com "...I completed pilot training with VT-27 and VT-31, went through the rag at VP-31. I joined VP-22 as they began their deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines in November of 85. I served 3 full deployments (two to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and one in NAS Adak, Alaska I served on many crews, but the most memorable were CAC 6, in 85-86 as 3P (I learned a lot about the Navy from PPC/MC Rusty Cottrell & 2P Kirk Pointer) and CAC acey-deucey as PPC/MC during the 88/89 deployment. I'd love to hear from any Shipmates!..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2000 | BIO Updated 24JUL2000 | 03MAY98]

THERIAULT, AE3 James M. masonterrio@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-2 (1988-1991) at NS Rota, Spain and AIMD support (SPROJ)..." [23MAY2014]

THERO, AO1 JERRY Retired JTHERO@AOL.COM "...SERVED IN VP-9,VP-31, AND NAS Moffett Field, California (1990-1994). RET. IN JAN.94..." [08JAN98]

THERRIAULT, George 1010ted@email.msn.com "...EP-3 in VQ-1 as Maintenance and Quality Assurance and the WV and EA-3's thru 71-73 we had two EP-3's then I flew mostly on the Willie Victors..." [05MAY2001]

THERRIEN, Bob ldabob3@msn.com "...I served with VP-25 in the late 1940's. I flew onboard BB-7 (PB4Y-2) LCDR W. T. Luce Commanding. Any Shipmates out there?..." [04MAR2004]

THIBEAULT, AMS1 Robert tbolt@oakharbor.net "...I was in VP-24 from Feb 88 to Aug 92. I flew with CAC 4 briefly, CAC 2 and worked in airframes. Went on to push "Boots" at Great Lakes and then to VQ-1 in beautiful NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Being in 24 was my most enjoyable tour so far. I miss the good times in airframes and with the aircrews. I have fond memories of the Icelandic prison camp (the barracks), arduous Ready duty at the beach in Bermuda and my 3P's (Ens. Squeaky) infamous ditch (crew prank) at the North Pole. I'm transfering in Sep 99 to Force Warfare in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, possibly my last tour before retirement..." [14JUL99]

THIER, Clint cthier@pacbell.net "...I served with VP-44 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia with 3000 hours aboard the P5M..." [29MAY2012]

THIROLF, AN David Anthony Jr. hevnbev_juney@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (1967-1968) with deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. My brother, AX3 Russell Eugene Thirolf, was also assigned to VP-22. I was sent over to Shemya Air Station while fulfilling my duty to serve in the chow hall. All in all, I treasure my memories of the squadron and the people I met while there. I left the squadron in mid 1968 to attend PT "A" School at Lowry AFB in Denver, CO..." [06SEP2012]

THOMAS, Alfred R. ffrugal@comcast.net "...I served with FASRON-4 during most of 1956. My first assignment with the squadron was the Tech Library working for a First Class by the name of Snook I think he was an AD. My second assignment was the tool room. I don't remember the First Class that I worked for's name but I remember he drank "I. W. Harper" whiskey. I had the privlege of flying with Chief White whom was I think the last Enlisted Naval Pilot from WWII. He could fly our R4D like it was a part of him. I left FASRON-4 when I was assigned to AM "A" school in NAS Millington Tenn. and after completeing "A" school I finished my 4 year enlistment assigned to VAH-4 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [08APR2003]

THOMAS, Arthur R. (Deceased) c/o His Son Greg Thomas glassart@pacbell.net "...My Father, Arthur R. Thomas, passed away 10 years ago. Dad served with VR-2 at NAS Alameda, California and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii during the Korean war. I think he was assigned at NAS Alameda, California from 1950 to 1952..." [16FEB2003]

THOMAS, Bob muhjellan@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-56 on Crew 4 as an SS-3 from 1976 through 1979. It is great to see so many names from the past. I'm looking forward to getting back in touch..." [23OCT2000]

THOMAS, Bob navyp@novagate.com "...VP-19. Probably no one will recognize me, I was attached to VP-19 in January 1946 for a few short days. I had been in VH-5 for a long time, based in Kwajalein and Eniwetok. I had been declared a "military necessity" when the war ended and not allowed to return to the states. Finally in January 1946 I was transferred to VP-19 and assigned BUNO 84611 to return to FAW14 in NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. This plane had been in the water unused for many months. It was fumigated for 24 hours to kill the bugs that had made it their home. Somehow it was made to fly, but barely. The fuel transfer pumps were pumping part of the fuel into the cabin. No smoking, no radio transmissions. We made Johnson Island and then NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. They worked on the plane for 3 weeks, discovered control cable corrosion, severe engine problems and more. At the end of the 3rd week they towed the plane out into the ocean and sank it. You guys must have been thrilled to get rid of 84622..." [30NOV98]

THOMAS, Bob W. BOBCO@COINET.COM "...I served with VP-47 (BA-8) from October 1949 to July 1952. I would love to share some "close calls" during the Korean War and VP-47. Thanks..." [BIO Udated 29JUN2003 | 26APR2003]

THOMAS, CDR Bob Retired drbeto@desoto.net "...I would like to contact squadron members of VP-22 from 1952 to 1954, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment especially. Possible Reunion and info concerning Crew 7. Looking for Gabe Petre, Bob Kangas, Bill Dolan, et al..." [22APR99]

THOMAS, AMS2 David E. thomasde2@comcast.net "...I served with VP-11 (10/1971-04/1975) in the Airframes Shop with deployments to NS Rota, Spain (1971), NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1972) and NAS Bermuda (1973) and Recruiting Duty (04/1975). Shortly after arriving in NAS Bermuda(11/1973) - me and some squadron friends rented several mopeds for a riding tour of the island. During this outing a tourist, confused as to which side of the road to drive-on, pulled out from an intersection directly in front my moped. Unable to stop, I hit the tourist's motorcycle's broadside at around 35-mph, thus causing a chain-reaction, multiple vehicle accident, where my friend's mopeds following just behind mine, also collided with these mopeds. I received a severe head injury, with contusions, cuts and other injuries. An ambulance took me to the emergency room at Hamilton Hospital and then on to the NAS Bermuda Hospital. I spent several days in the hospital being treated for severe head concussion, amnesia with complete memory lost. Squadron friends visiting the hospital told me what my wife's name was; what state, Kentucky, I was from, and any of personal knowledge they knew about my family. After a few days, my memory did return and I was able to work on P-3s' again. I am looking for anyone who remembers me, and possibly my stay in the NAS Bermuda Hospital. Would like to get in touch with AMH2 Lee Krauss, AME3 Butch Frasier, Senior Chief Young and AMH1 Cunningham..." [E-Mail Updated 03AUG2017 | E-Mail Updated 09JUL2015 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 12JUN2009 | 04OCT2002]

THOMAS, F. A. (Tom) c/o his son Jim Thomas farnes@earthlink.net "...My father F. A. (Tom) Thomas was in VW-2 and then VQ-2 in the early days in port Lyautey Morocco and later at NS Rota, Spain early sixties. I'm interested in especially learning about the squadron in Morocco and the P4M used at that time..." [01OCT98]

THOMAS, ATC Fred E. Retired f1516thomas@gmail.com "...I served with VP-772 / VP-17 (1953-1954) as the squadron was transistioning from the PBY-2 to P2V-6. I worked in the FASRON at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and stood many parking ramp watches. I flew 32 touch and goes with Jay R. Beasley in a P2V-5..." [E-Mail Updated 25APR2015 | 24JUL2012]

THOMAS, Gilbert c/o CJ Tanner cj.tanner@yahoo.com "...I served with VPM-1 (1946-1948). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [14OCT2012]

THOMAS, CDR Harry F. Retired jethog@etcmail.com "...I served with VW-4 (1972-1975), VT-3 (1975-1977), VP-16 (1977-1980), VP-30 (1980-1983) as a Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic (CNAL) Evaluator, VP-24 (1983-1085), Commander, Patrol Wings Atlantic (CPWL) (NATOPS) (1985-1987), VT-6 (1987-1988) as XO/CO, NAS Keflavik, Iceland (1988-1991) as XO and retired in 1991. Since retirement, I have been flying Gulfstreams and Lears out of Atlanta (KFTY). Still living the dream..." [25FEB2012]

THOMAS, AO1 James rudder1952@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-65 (1975-1987) as a reservist, reported to NAS Point Mugu, California from active duty and finished my career with VFA-305. Looking forward to Reunion next year!..." [22OCT2019]

THOMAS, Jack jsthomas@gte.net "...Served in VP-9 from Dec 92 - Nov 95. Deployed to Diego Garcia, BIOT (Nov 93-May 94) and Misawa, Japan (May 95-Nov 95). Started out as Arm/Ord Branch Officer, then Comm O, then Skeds O and finally NFO NATOPS. Since then, I was aide to DCINCPACFLT (Nov 95-Jul 97) and am now in the Operations Analysis curriculum at NPS in Monterey, California. I can't wait to get back to a squadron, I miss the life..." [09MAR98]

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THOMAS, ADC(AW) Richard Retired mochanic@mindspring.com "...Retired ADC(AW)(NAC)USNR(TAR) in June of 91. Station VP-62 75-79, VP-60 79-83, VP-MAU (NASB) 83-87, and VP-92 87-91. Flew over 16 years as P-3 Flight Engineer with over 5200 hours. First flew A's work up to C's even got in to TP-3A, and an old EP-3. Started out in Tailhooks on RF-8G at NAF Washington, D.C. 71-75. Now working for a Delta Air Lines as an Aircraft Mechanic/Technical Analyst for 727s and loving it. Contact me if you remember..." [02AUG98]

THOMAS, CAPT Richard T. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=2387 "...CAPT Richard T. Thomas, USN - NFL Number: 2387 - Date of Birth: 5/23/1929 - Date In: 6/4/1951 - Date Out: 2/1/1978 - City, State: Pensacola, FL - School Attended: U of Nebraska - Aircraft Flown: P6Y, P-3A, P-3B, P-3C - Ship or Unit: CO USS Camden AOE2 CO NavEdTrng ProgDev CO VP-5 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Vietnam - Associations/Service Organizations: TROA - Highest personal decoration or award: Joint Commenda. Med - Significant Achievements: Command of Patrol Squadron, Supply Ship, and Shore Station. Served 15 years as a Panama Canal pilot from 1978 - 1993. In Memoriam? No..." [29NOV2005]

THOMAS, AMH1 Ricky tekdvr@theramp.net "...Hello to all VP-90 Shipmates. Its been a long time since I have thought about the good old times. I was an FE blue card from about 79 till 84. Look forward to the Reunion in 99..." [02NOV98]

THOMAS, AE2 Robert "Bob" bob49chevy@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-10 from 1967 to 1971. I was on a flight crew aboard the P-3..." [27DEC2009]

THOMAS, MCPO (AECM) Robert W. Retired waconn@aol.com "...I retired as a MCPO (AECM) in Feb 97 after 30 years of service. My first tour in VP was with VP-2 from 1966-1969. VP-2 disestablished in Dec 69. Following 18 mo as a civilian I returned to the Navy. In 1975, I was fortunate enough to be selected for P-3 flight Engineer school. I spent from April 1977-April 1981 in VP-26 and then in VP-8 till July 1987. I then transferred to NAS Point Mugu, California PMTC flying modified P-3s..." [28DEC98]

THOMAS, Ron ron1thomas@aol.com "...I served with VAQ-130 (USS Forrestal CV-59) from 1979 to 1983, VP-19, VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Dallas, Texas and VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee..." [E-Mail Updated 05AUG2009 | 11OCT99 | 13FEB99]

THOMAS, ADCS Thomas A. Retired taandmiyoko@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-42 (1963-1967) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I was TAD to Special Services there and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I went aircrew at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I re-upped (tax free for orders) to VRC-50 (1967) at NAS Atsugi, Japan..." [22AUG2011]

THOMAS, Vincent (Vince) D. vintho@aol.com "...I was a flight crewmember in VB-141 from September 43 to July 44. I flew in crew #13. My pilots were Morehead and Lemon and Shrader and Albino were the ARM and AMM respectively. Iwas the Turret Gunner and the AOM. I have been searching desperately for years to contact my old squadron members, to no avail. As I recall, I was the youngest (17) member by two years and my hopes are fading pretty fast as I just turned 75. I certainly have a lot to discuss with the othersq. members especially the tragic crash on 12/23/43. Intersting, books and documents have it dtd: the 22 but they are incorrect it occured 0100 on the 23rd. Lets talk guys. Thanks in advance...Anyone who was attached to VPB-141 during WWII (1943/1945) please contact me at your convenience. I was assined to Crew #13 and flew with Herbert L Morehead (pilot), Clinton M Lemon (Co-pilot), Frank J. Albino (Amm2C), and Clyde J. Schrader (Arm2C). Mr. Edward W. Collins was my Co-pilot during the Curacoa, Panama, and NAF Baranquilla, Columbia assignments. I have made contact Wlm. O. Young recently and was thrilled to speak with him. I was 17 at the time and was the youngest flight crew member. I joined VPB-141 in September of 1943 and was transfered in July of 1944. I later served aboard the USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110). I was discharged from the Navy in April 1946. An aside, I joined VB-141 with Harry Rorer and Art Moriondo after attending Code school in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As you may recall, Art went down with crew #2 on 12/23/43. PS: I just turned 75 and I expect to hear from you young "Bucks" soon. Lets reminisce about the old times guys!..." [BIO Updated 15AUG2001 | 09AUG2001]

THOMAS, Walt rvfolks@earthlink.net "...I served in VP-45 from 64 - 67. I was part of the Avionics shop (AX1)until the first NAS Adak, Alaska deployment. At that time I became part of Crew 5 (LN-5 BuNo 151366). LCDR Bradley was PPC. I also served a tour in FASRON 111 (NOB Bermuda) Avionics 1959-1962 during the time when VP-49 & VP-45 were in P5M's (P5M-1 & P5M-2). Following FASRON 111 (AMD NAS Bermuda) I was assigned to FAETUPAC - NAS Norfolk, Virginia where I taught maintenance of ASA-16. I left the Navy in 1967 and have lost contact with most of my former Shipmates (but still have vivid memories) and would enjoy hearing from any of them..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUL2004 | 24APR99]

THOMASON, CYN3 Danny dan.w.thomason@gmail.com "...I served with FAW-10 (01/1974-11/1975) at NAS Moffett Field, California with detachments toNS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines..." [08APR2014]

THOMASON, HM2 Scott "Doc" cst615sljss@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-47 (1979-1982) at NAS Moffett Field, California with two deployments two NAF Misawa, Japan..." [07JUL2019]

THOMASON, Tom Thom@mail.ameritel.net "...I was assigned as Aircraft Divison Officer VQ-4 from 81-83 and enjoyed the tour very much...was transfered to VP-4 in Barbers Point. Returned to PAX in 86 as AIMD Power Plants and Support Equipment Division Officer. Retired in 1987..."

THOMASON, Chuck j2382@gte.net "...I served with VT-26 (82-85), VP-17 (85-88), NAS Point Mugu, California, AIMD (88-91), VP-17 (92-95), VP-1 (95-96), now I am stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, AIMD, until July 99. I would like to here from any Shipmates to find out how they are doing..." [27SEP98]

THOMES, AO1 Chuck Retired jcthomes@hsonline.net "...I was former Aircrew in VP-9, VP-17, and VP-8. Had orders to VO-67 when attached to VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Lost several Shipmates from VP-9 to VO-67, my orders were cnx, and never saw shipmates such as A03 Clay Ashby, AO3 Mike Freeman and several others again. I retired from USN while ships company USS Enterprise April 1985. Any of you guys left out there?..." [20JUN99]

THOMPSON, AMS2 Bruce G. aar@olypen.com "...I served in VQ-2 in 1956, 1957 and briefly in 1958. I don't have any "hot" stories about the Q, but that period in my life was very special. I found Port Lyautey (Kenitra) to be a beautiful place and I have many fond memories of my time there! I flew as a second mech on the old P4M and as plane captian on the then new A3D. Hot stuff for a 20 year old. Some really great Shipmates and a really tight family feeling within the squadron! CDR R. R. Sparks was the skipper and a damn good one he was. For what ever it is worth I have an original VQ-2 squadron insignia patch which I don't see on these web pages. It looks kinda goofy compaired to the current batch of patches, a flying ear of all things?!..." [05MAR2001]

THOMPSON, C. CLAYTON Greatbooks@aol.com "...I am a Master Chief on active duty in the Naval Reserve and served tours with VP-64..." WebSite: http://members.aol.com/Greatbooks/index.html

THOMLEY, John jthomley@ix.netcom.com "...VP-1 1973-76 2nd Mechanic with Crews 6 and 11, also worked in Airframes shop. Now self employed and living in San Diego..." [27NOV99]

THOMPSON, Mr. c/o His Son Keith Thompson (formerAME-2/MA-1) jkozma358@juno.com "...My father-in-law was a member of VP-21/VP-211 out of NAS Banana River, Florida (12-42 to 10-45). The PBM that flew he on was named "Snooks". Dad was an AOM2(T) with the crew and related some his stories from his NAS Banana River, Florida, Sao Palo, and Ascension Islands flights. I would like to know who's PBMs were in the Sao Palo photos. He reluctantly told of his foot "getting stuck" during a "rough landing" at NAS Banana River, Florida. Dad never finished relating his stories as he passed away Apr-98. If there is anyone left that can fill in the blanks about some of the history and color to his unit please contact me..." [28APR2000]

THOMPSON, Aubrey "Tommy" navigator@exploremaine.com "...I served in VPB-151 from the time it was commissioned, throughout the South and Central Pacific, as a navigator in crew #5. The crew members were: Pilot-Lt. Virgil McCormack, Co-Pilot- Ens. Pat Walker, Plane Capt-John Madison, Radioman-Jesse Hatfield, Gunner-Howard Bartosh, and Navigator- Tommy Thompson. We operated from the Islands of Tarawa, in the Gilberts and Tinian in the Marianas. We flew cover for the fleet that invaded Iwo Jima on Feb. 19, 1945 and we were the first squadron to operate from Iwo Jima after the first of two air strips was secured. We came back to the States in August, 1945..." [11AUG2001]

THOMPSON, AW1 Dale Retired ndalet@tds.net "...I served with VP-46 (1968-1971) with a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, COMmander, PATrol WINGS PACific (COMPATWINGSPAC) - member of the Tactical Training Team (TTT) and retired in 1979..." [05JUL2012]

THOMPSON, AMCS(AW) Dave Retired davethompson@military.com "...The VP Navy was very, very good to me. Met a lot of GREAT people and had a lot of GREAT times. I served proudly with VP-62 from March 1980 to September 1984, VP-67 from September 1984 to July 1986, and VP-93 from July 1986 to Nov 1990. I've been in contact with a few of you since I retired in Oct 1997, even had the opportunity to work with a couple of you again. Drop a line if you find the time, I'd love to hear from you..." [04MAR2002]

THOMPSON, AE1 Dawn N. thompson8909@yahoo.com "...I served with VPU-2 and VP-9..." [12MAY2013]

THOMPSON, RM3 Dick dicknjan1@juno.com "...I served on the USS Pine Island (AV-12) from June 1945 to July 1946 as an RM3C. We traveled from San Diego to Pearl Harbor to Okinawa. When the peace treaty was signed we proceeded to Sasebol Japan, Tokyo Harbor, then Shanghai, China, Tsingtao, Chinad. Eventually returning to Norfolk, Virginia via the Suez Canal..." [29DEC2003]

THOMPSON, AQF3 James "Jerry" jthompson1942@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VX-4 from October 1961 to July 1963..." [26MAR2009]

THOMPSON, Jim (JD) Caritho@apl.com "...Joined VP-28 in Jan. 1963 in Iwakuni Japan. Flew as a member of crew 4 from 1963 til 1966. Worked out of Electric shop when not flying. Made several deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Japan. Retired in 1981 from VP-40. Also served in VP-47 and VP-19..." [04NOV98]

THOMPSON, AXCS Fred Retired fthompsom0944@embarqmail.com "...I served with VP-56 (AX) from 1964 to 1969 (Crew-6 - LQ-6 BUNO: 141235 and also 145915), VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1969 to 1971 (P-3A, P-3B and P-3C Technician) and VP-45 from 1977 to 1980 as a IFT and was the Avionics Division Chief. In between some of the VP tours I was at TSC NAS Sigonella, Sicily, TSC NAS Brunswick, Maine and ASWOC NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I retired in December of 1981. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 10JAN2010 | E-Mail Updated 06MAR2005 | 14JAN99]

THOMPSON, Jack lobster59@aol.com "...I would love to chat or meet with any of the Lovin' Eleven (VP-11) group I (AIO/Nav/TACCO) was with from 1960 through 1963..." [22JAN2003]

THOMPSON, AO3 Jerry "Gunner" kj@kpunet.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1960 to 1964. I was a crewmember in crews 11, 2, and 1. I would like to hear from anyone in this time frame that might have been in one of my crews. Thanks and hope everyone is doing well..." [31JAN2003]

THOMPSON, CDR John R. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=1672 "...CDR John R. Thompson, USN - NFL Number: 1672 - Date of Birth: 10/28/1946 - Date In: 11/1/1964 - Date Out: 1/1/1988 - City, State: Twin City, GA - School Attended: Univ. of Georgia - Aircraft Flown: T-34B, T-28C, S2D, P-3A/B/C, B52D - Ship or Unit: VT-3, VP-9 and VP-66 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane CDR - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Vietnam - Associations/Service Organizations: Assn of Nav Aviation Amer Soc QualityCtrl - Highest personal decoration or award: Def. Merit. Svc Medal - Significant Achievements: CARQUAL in T-28 and S2. Over 2,500 flight hours in P3. Over 800 flight hours in T-28. In Memoriam? No..." [09DEC2005]

THOMPSON, PH2 Kern Kernleethom@aol.com "...Vapper PH2 with FAPL NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1963 to 1966. Whatever happened to the old FAPL gang?..." [03JUN2003]

THOMPSON, Les lessdawg@earthlink.net "...Hello everyone..miss some of you. I was in VXE-6 from 1992-1996. I was the TAD Petty Officer in charge of getting everyone to Christchurch/Antarctica and returning them to the States. I loved the job and most of the personnel. It was one of the most interesting command I had been to. I now work for Vail Resorts out in Colorado..I am an Executive Group Sales Manager here. So If anyone loves to ski email me. My work Email is lester@vailresorts.com or you can Email me at my home. Talk to you later..." [19JUN98]

THOMPSON, ADJ2 Linden linden@suddenlink.net "...I served with VP-28 from 1964 to 1966. I flew with Crew-5 (AX2 Wayne Brasseaux (Jez) and FE A.K. Young). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 05JUN2011 | E-Mail Updated 19SEP2002 | E-Mail Updated 05APR2002 | E-Mail Updated 14OCT2000 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 01AUG99 | 19JUN98]

THOMPSON, Loren kellyl@lynnet.com "...I served as an AE with VP-46. Deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska in November 1970 through May 1971 and lost that cruise book. If anyone can tell me how to get a copy please e-mail or snail mail me. I would also like a patch with the arm with the trident..." [03MAR99]

THOMPSON, Mike mthompson@nelsonstark.com "...I served with VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1973 to 1974 with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and VF-151 aboard the USS Midway (CV-41). I currently live in Kentucky..." [26DEC2009]

THOMPSON, Mike michael.d.thompson@lmco.com "...I don't know why it is, but as I get older I reminisce about the time I spent with VP-4 more and more wondering what ever happened to my old buddies. I was in VP-4 as a non-rate, then went into the AE shop from January 1977 until about October 1979. I still work on Lockheed hardware (building it now -satellites) in Sunnyvale, California. If you remember me and want to chat sometime, email me..." [27AUG2003]

THOMPSON, Mike j.m.thompson@usahq.unitedspacealliance.com "...Hello to all former squadron mates out there! Just discovered the web site and thought I would throw out a line and see what happened. I was in VP-30 from 89-91 assigned to aircrew training. Then went on to VP-22 for two WestPac deployments. One to NAS Misawa, Japan the other to Diego. Please let me hear from you if you remember me..." [16SEP98]

THOMPSON, AVCM Micheal mwt100@swbell.net "...I served with VP-6, VP-22, VP-31, and VP-46. Currently seving as CPOIC NAMTRADET Tinker, AFB. Going to retire in May 2003 after 28 years of service..." [12DEC2002]

THOMPSON, Michael H. crew1vp23@aol.com or mikehtvt@aol.com "...I wish to especially hear from anyone in VP-23 from 1962-1965. I left the Navy in Aug. of 1965 as an AX2 and as 1st Tech of CAC-1 Charlie Wyman's crew. During this time VP-23 won 3 Battle readiness 'E' flags consecutively, a feat never matched by any other Squadron that I know of. I flew in P-2V-7's (148350) my last 16 months. A great plane. John Rees was the first person in our Squadron to see a Russian sub on the surface we got pictures to prove it. Also, got awful drunk in Stavanger, Norway (I think). I always liked flying into Norwegian ports. I also, remember the Gitmo deployment and the help we had to give the Air Force because they couldn't keep track of anything at night. I also, remember my crew (CAC-11) was on Patrol when President Kennedy was shot. That was a tense time. I had a nephew Lt John Poulin in VP-23 when it was decomissioned on Dec. 7, 1994 in NAS Brunswick, Maine. I would love to hear from anyone about VP-23. I have the patch of the bird with the mine and the pdc also my original flight jacket. Does anyone know about Chief 'Ski of the electronics shop?? Hey did you know there are no more Marines at the gate in NAS Brunswick, Maine. Yup, you can just drive around on the base as you damn well please..." [26APR98]

THOMPSON, R. L. [Bob] bo1@peoplepc.com "...I served as a Radio Operator with VW-13 Crew 4 [The Giants] Tom Moxley Com. 1962-1963. We mostly deployed out of NAS Keflavik, Icelandand sometimes flew out of NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I would like to hear from anyone that was Air Crew at the same time..." [20MAY2000]

THOMPSON, HM2 Richard rich_t@direcway.com "...I served as a Hospital Corpsman, HM2, with VP-7 Black Falcons at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1968 and 1969. In October 1968 we deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and returned to NAS Jacksonville, Florida in February 1969. I also went with the squadron to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. In 1968 to 1969 VP-7's Medical consisted of LT David Capen, two Corpsman, HM2 Fred Luallen and myself. We worked out of the small dispensary located at NAF-II airfield. I enjoyed going to Catania and I would catch an occasional flight with the crews to Souda Bay, Crete, Naples and Madrid..." [17AUG2003]

THOMPSON, AT2 Robert rvtglt@earthlink.net> "...I served with VS-23 from mid 1957 thru July 1960 as an Clectronics Technician, AT-2 and flight crew member. First WesPac cruise was on CVS-37 Princeton and second on CVS-10 Yorktown. Logged many hours in back seat of Stuffie Bird with 108 traps. Had a great time. Currently flying my own SNJ and TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber for the Commemorative Air Force. As some of you know VS-23 operated the TBM in the 1950's prior to the S2F Tracker. Can still hear the sounds of those Wright 1820 radial engines. Would like to hear from any fellow Shipmates especially the "twigetts"..." [18NOV2003]

THOMPSON, LT Robert (BT) drbt2000@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-6 from 1974-1978 as a NFO. I graduated from Dental School in 1983, and I am praciticing dentistry in the St. Louis area. I would like to say "HI" to all my JOPA Friends..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04SEP2001 | 11JUN2000]

THOMPSON, Roger rthomp@centurytel.net "...I served with VP-56 from 1967-71. From P2's to P3C's, Navy's first operational P3C squadron. Would like to hear from anyone from that time..." [E-Mail Updated 10AUG2002 | 19SEP97]

THOMPSON, RMCS Ronald Retired cowboyup432001@hotmail.com "...I served at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii AEWBarRonPac from Jan 1962 until March 1965. Was assigned in the communications as radio operator and section leader. I was the one that sent the voice message to the DER's at sea the day the President was shot in Texas. Left in March to leave the Navy but soon reenlisted. Retired on Dec 31, 1990 as RMCS..." [04NOV2007]

THOMPSON, AE2 Ronald J. ronkathythompson@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-6 (1953-1956) at McGuire AFB (New Jersey) with a detachment to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06SEP2013]

THOMPSON, RM2 Thomas N. thomasthompson@yahoo.com "...VP-10 April 1968 through Nov. 1969, NAS Bermuda & NS Rota, Spain deployments, Crew 1 & 5. Living in Slidell, La. now..." [30AUG2001]

THOMPSON, Toni Vessels tallgrss@evansville.net "...I was stationed in VQ-2, NS Rota, Spain from 1976 to 1980. My name then was Thompson. I was in supply as an AK. I also served in VP-9 sometime in 1974 to 1975. I was the first woman in a deployable squadron on the West Coast. At that time I worked in PAO and help produce the cruise book for our time in Japan. I finally ended up as a PR1 (Ret)..." [20JUL99]

THOMPSON, LT Wayne E. thompson@ncats.net "...I served in VP-47 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and NAS Moffett Field, California 1963 through July 1966. Deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Naha, Okinawa..." [12DEC99]

THOMPSON, AT1 William Retired wthom70916@aol.com "...I served with VXE-6 at RI before the move to NAS Point Mugu, California. Retired 1 March 1976 from VXE-6..." [01AUG2013]

THOMPSON, AO2 William "Bill" wwaoc@live.com "...I served with VP-40 (1972-1975) with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Adak, Alaska. I flew with Crew-14 and worked out of the AO Shop..." [13MAR2014]

THOMURE, Tim tt.ht@verizon.net "...VP-4 90-94. TSC, Diego Garcia 94-95. VP-65 95-96. I'm currently a TAR in VR-1, flying G-III's for SECNAV/CNO at NAF Andrews, Maryland.." [07DEC2001]

THORNBERRY, Jay B. jbtpmt@rhtc.net "...I served with VP-26 from 1974 through 1976, AW Sensor-3, CAC-7 and in "Special Projects" for a short while. I've seen quite-a-few names that remember. Its been a long time though! Would like to hear from anyone who served during the same period. I would like to say hello to "Space", Paul Cunningham, Rodger Shorr, and Chief Rich, who tried his best to keep me out of trouble! I'm sure I was named a lot of things, but most of the crew and AWshop fefered to me as "Thumper"..." [31JAN2001 | 21MAY2000]

THORNBURG, Brian thorny@lemoorenet.com "...I served with the Tridents (VP-65) from '83 to '87. Am looking for anybody who may have been in the squadron during that time. Sure miss those days as an AB hiding in the VP community; but they found me. I was a line rat back then and still have nightmares of Sark asking me for fuel samples. I still reek of the stuff. Okinawa-84 and NS Rota, Spain- NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal-86, great memories. I heard Benny's is long gone, but plenty of ghosts still around! Drop me a line. Am currently at NAS Lemoore, California (finally got West Coast orders!..." [07APR99]

THORNE, Willian (Bill) c/o Lee Pomroy lee_pomroy@hotmail.com "...My Father, Willian (Bill) Thorne, served as a Mechanic through the 1990's at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. If you have ties to Argentia or have some memories to share - drop me a line..." [26FEB2004]

THORNGREN, CPO Mark Retired mark@markthorngren.com "...I was a P-3 FE with VP-60. VP-90 and VP-65. A have a little over 5,000 hours and lots of fond memories of great maintainers, aircrew and cruises. Retired 2000 and living in Camarillo, CA these days..." [14AUG2016]

THORNTON, Barry 75060.404@compuserve.com "...VP-26 F/E 1973-1976. VQ-2 (many jobs) 1976-1980. Currently with U.S. Customs P-3's in Corpus along with dozens of ex-VP/VQ dudes..." [04MAR98]

THORNTON, Kenneth S. stevethornton123@att.net "...I served with the US Army 1st Radio Research Company (06/1968-09/1969) and flew as a Plane Captain..." [19MAR2016]

THORNTON, MIKE eastsouth@iswt.com "...I was attached to VP-4 from 80-84, and VP-31 from 79-80, also reserve at VP-47 after duty at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Would sure like to hear from some of our Shipmates at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. if you want to contact me just E-mail me at my address. I'll be sure to write you back..." [04JAN98]

THORNTON, RM3 Steven smthornton@sbcglobal.net "...I served aboard the SS Proteus (AS-19) (03/1973-07/1974) and CPW Pacific (07/1974-08/1976) at NAS Moffett Field, California. I worked in the Tactical Support Center but actually worked in the ASCOMM or anti-submarine warfare communications inside the TSC. I also interviewed the Comm officers from the P-3s concerning if they had any Comm issues..." [10FEB2012]

THORNTON, T. David Retired RstyNutz@aol.com "...I checked into VP-8 in May 1964 and departed in September 1967. It was a growing time for me one of my role modles was ADJ1 Hatti Moss in power plants. Although I was on the Line Crew and made AHB3 before leaving the squadron. I went for the 20 years and retired as an ABCS in May 1982. I have several shipmates on this site and have e-mailed them. I would like to know if anyone out there know the whereabouts of Hatti Moss, James Fernandez "Chico", Richard Barnes "Boats", Thomas Stovall, and Robert Rice. The first time I ever left the USA was with VP-8 to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Ironically my last place outside of the USA was to NAS Misawa, Japan with VP-48. My 20 years was a fun ride with a few bumps along the way. Proud to have served..." [01MAR2002]

THORNTON, ADR1 Jerry B. Sr. jerrythornton125@yahoo.com "...I served with VF-894 (09/1952) and VP-891 (03/1956-08/1968) at NAS Seattle, Washington flying aboard the P2 (PPC LCDR Doug DOYLE). Would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 21JUL2015 | 02OCT2013]

THORNTON, AE2 Richard "Big Dick" rkrmthornton@msn.com "...I was in VP-26 from 2002 to 2005 as an aviation electritians mate. I met a lot of people and had a lot of fun. Anyone who remembers me drop me an email. I was on the NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployments in 2002 and 2003..." [01JUL2007]

THORNTON, RM3 Steven G. smthornton@sbcglobal.net "...I served on the staff of COMPATWINGSPAC as a Radioman 3rd class at NAS Moffett Field, California from July 1974 to August 1976. I worked in the Comm Center but mostly worked in the Tactical Support Center/ASW Communications..." [22MAY2010]

THORNTON, Tony tthornton@lsijax.com"...Formerly an AW2/1 with VP-40 from 1987 to 1992. I am now retired and work in Jacksonville, Florida for LSI. LSI designs and builds fully interactive computer based training for a number of clients including the U.S. and foreign military organizations, and many civilian customers. Any former shipmates, please e-mail a line or two! See in cyberspace!..."

THORP, AMS1 Russell B. Retired rthorp3899@aol.com "...I served in VP-16 from March 1990 to September 1994. I would like to hear from other former Shipmates during that era. You are more than welcome to e-mail me anytime..." [11SEP99]

THORPE, AT1 Carl O. CARBETT@AOL.COM "...I started out in the navy in VPMS-11. We commissioned as VP-41 in 1948 and deployed aboard the Seaplane Tender USS Pine Island (AV-12), for Tsingtao, China. I was there in 49, when Chang left for Formosa and Mao came in. We lost a few people in the FASRON at our ramp, a few PBMs, a KINGFISHER from the cruiser ST. PAUL, and most of our hangar. I was an AD in those days, flying with the exec's crew, but switched to AT when we returned stateside in 49. I was an instructor in FAETUPAC, Ream Field, then at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I got orders to VP-28, Hawaii, but traded duty with a buddy, wound up in FASRON-8, NAS Alameda, California, then commissioned VC-7 at NAS Moffett Field, California, moved to NAS Norfolk, Virginia, back to PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE, PT. MUGU, and from there to VW-3, Det A, NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I keep reading that VQ-1 was commissioned out of VW-1. I was in COM UNIT 38-Team Charley, but my address was VW-3, Det.A, FPO, San Francisco. I would appreciate hearing from any of my old Shipmates at any time......Out of boot camp in early 48, my first squadron was VPMS-11 NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I was an AD striker, flying with the Exec's crew in PBMs. Shortly before we deployed to Tsing-Tao, the designation was changed to VP-41. Came out of China in 1949, after spending some time at Opama Sea Plane base outside of Yokusuka, Japan and after losing some of our aircraft to Mao's people, and after Chang-Kai Shek left for Formose, and decommissioned VP-41. Next duty station-FAETUPAC Ream Field. Still trying to be an AD, I found out that no AD-3s were being made. Switched to AT and took the outfit to NAS North Island, San Diego, California. From there to FASRON-8 NAS Alameda, California. Then commissioned VC-7 at NAS Moffett Field, California and took her to NAS Norfolk, Virginia flying P2V-3C A/C. Commissoned FASRON-51 and then transferred to NAMTC NAS Point Mugu, California. Left there in 1954 for ComUnit 38C at NS Sangley Point, Philippines working within VW-3. Commissioned VQ-1 June 1, 1954 and took the outfit to NAS Iwakuni, Japan flying Martin Mercator P4Ms. Left there end of 1957 and went back to FAETUPAC Det A NAS Alameda, California. Got out soon after having made AT-1 in February 1954..." [BIO Updated 25JUN2002 | 30APR2001]

THORPE, AVCM (AC) Ken Retired kenthorpe@cfl.rr.com "...I served with VP-46 from 1964 to 1966, NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1966 to 1970, back to VP-46 from 1970 to 1974, FASO NAS Moffett Field, California from 1974 to 1977, VP-19 from 1977 to 1978, VP-46 from 1978 to 1980, and retired out of FASO NAS Moffett Field, California December 1981. Many good times and good friends at NAS Moffett Field, California. If anyone finds me, drop a line...I have retired (for good this time) and moved to Florida..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 16JUL2003 | E-Mail Updated 23JUL2001 | E-Mail Updated 02FEB99 | E-Mail Updated 26NOV98 | Updated 08MAY98]

THORPE, AMHCS Larry J. Retired ljthorpe@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-91 and a plank owner with the old liberty bell logo along with Pete Valdes, Bob Leary, & Clyde Stanik. I then went to VP-65 and was a/c training chief and flt engineer flt instructor until I retired in 1979. Would like to get in touch with Pete Valdes, Charles Rose, & Bob Leary. If anyone knows there address or phone number I would sure appreciate it if you would email it to me. Glad to hear from anyone who remembers me..." [27AUG2000]


THORSETT, Leonard LJ_Thorsett@msn.com "...I had the privilege of being an A/C in VP-4 from 1960-1961 and VP-9 from 1962-1963. I would like to hear from any old Shipmates..." [13DEC99]

THRAILKILL, ATC(NAC/DV/AW) Brett W. "Killer" thrailkillj@ymail.com "...I served with VP-56 (1980-1984), VP-50 (1985 to 1989) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NSF Diego Garcia twice and NAF Misawa, Japan / NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAMTRADET 1012 (1989-1992) at NAS Moffett Field, California (1989-1992) Instructor Duty, VP-1 (1992-1996) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NSF Diego Garcia and NAF Misawa, Japan, TSC/ASWOC (1996-1999) at NS Rota, Spain, Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) in Northern Italy 1998, Bosnia (1997-1999), VP-4 at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan and Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit One at Hickam AFB as the Equal Opportunity Advisor. Like an idiot, I talked the command into letting me attend Dive school. 7 out of 14 graduated. I am proud to claim the title of "Naval Diviator." I retired on the fantail of the USS Missouri (BB-63 on 25 AUG 2006. I have since moved to Texas and work as an Electronics Technician on oil rigs overseas. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04OCT2013 | BIO Updated 31JUL2007 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 10JUN2004 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 27NOV99 | 23OCT97]

THRASHER, ADJ3 Jim H. "Jim" c/o THRASHER, AMS3 Ronny W. paparon43@live.com "...I served with VP-23 from 1960 to 1964 with deployments to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily as well as TDY to many places including NS Rota, Spain, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I am from the cotton patches of Arkansas and Brunswick, Maine. It was one heck of a shock to my corncob personality. I am now in Oklahoma..." [24FEB2010]

THRASHER, AMS3 Ronny W. paparon43@live.com "...I served with VP-23 from 1960 to 1964 with deployments to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily as well as TDY to many places including NS Rota, Spain, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I am from the cotton patches of Arkansas and Brunswick, Maine. It was one heck of a shock to my corncob personality. I am now in Texas. I have many memories, but I do remember Chief Crownover, an Electronics Tech who, if I remember correctly, had won the Congressional Medal of Honor during WWII at Pearl. Could be wrong. Many years have passed since then and my memory is a little jammed up right now..." [24FEB2010]

THRONESBERY, Ray E. rvcd@brightok.net "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1967 to March 1969 with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines andNAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I still living in Oklahoma..." [03SEP2010]

THURM, AT2 Mark dfthurm@aol.com "...I served with VP-49 (1960-1963) at NAS Bermuda. I served on CDR GAYLE's crew. Plane Captain Larry King, Radio Operator Dusty Rhodes, Pilot Granger Haugh and LT(jg) Wren and Navigator Carpenter. Other crew members Musselwaite, John Hawkins and David Niana. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [02JAN2011]

THURMAN, foxvp5@aol.com "...I have been with VP-5 since June '96. I am still presently in the command as an AD, and looking forward to the deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily in August..." [11FEB98]

THURMAN, Jerry thurman@banktechnology.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1961 to 1966. Two deployments to Alaska and two deployments to Japan and Vietnam. I have heard from a number of people from the crew and the Squadron from that era, and it was really good. I was the 1st Tech on Crew 10 (Wynn's Winners) with Lt CMDR Virgil Wynn as our PPIC, we were "The Alpha Crew". We flew a lot of missions from the northern Russian coast to the Gulf of Tonkin. When we were deployed, we carried six types of money with us because we did not know what country we would spend the night in. We had our barracks in NAS Iwakuni, Japan burn and many of us lost everything. In Da Nang we flew missions and then were flow out the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) to spend our rest time, when the North moved troops and tanks to the outskirts of town, we were evacuated to Saigon. We were in the infamous attack on Tan Son Nuht. I was in YB-10 when the photo was taken of it flying over the junk off the coast as part of Operation Market Time ( http://www.vpnavy.com/p2/vp1p2_20mar2001.jpg ). I now live in Southern California and would love to hear from any of you..." [BIO Updated 27JUL2003 | 13APR2002]

THURMAN, Patrick K. "Thurmo" lbthurman@aol.com "...I served with VP-9 from August 1993 to June 1995. DH tour as Safety/NATOPS Officer and Maintenance Officer. CAC 4 MC, PPIP. Had a great time being the "mayor" of VP-9 and working with everyone from E1 up..." [20JUN2002]

THURSTON, Ben batatcret@bellsouth.net "...I served as a combat crew instructor in VP-30 1962 - 1965 in P2V NEPTUNEs and P5M MARLINS. I had the pleasure of crewing on the last operational flight of an SP5B from NIP to NAS Trinidad, British West Indies. Served at NRR during the Cuban Crisis (TDY from VP-30) where we set up and operated radios for the operations center. I am now retired from the FAA in Atlanta ARTC Center where I served as an air traffic controller (1967 - 2004). I would very much like to hear from my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20OCT2007 | E-Mail Updated 06JUN2003 | 05FEB99]

THURSTON, Dave aka "Sub-Zero" (former ADAN) 95-96 SubZero021@aol.com "...Being a former Mech in the PP shop, of VP-10 I am glad to see that this site is ran with the same drive that was in the squadron while I was serving with you all..." [24DEC98]

THWEATT, Troy (TNT) c/o His Son Troy Thweatt TROYARD@aol.com "...My father was a pilot in VP-8 (and XO 1937-1938), based at NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in 1938..." [29JUL2000]

THWEATT, Troy TROYARD@aol.com "...I was a VP pilot in 1942 (VP-13) and in 1948-49 (VP-45)..." [29JUL2000]

THYNE, AX3 Michael F. mthyne@qadas.com "...I served with VP-22 (1970-1974). Had fun with the Blue Geese traveling from NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to NAS Adak, Alaska then back to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan with sojourns to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Midway Island for the Kamchatka shot along with Kodiak following the Vladivostok fleet trailing its coats all over the pacific. Then back to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan to finish up the Nam war. Quiet time for 6 months then back to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines for a "quiet deployment." Then we were off to U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand on the way to a quaint island called NSF Diego Garcia. From whence we traveled to a unique place called Bandar Abbas Iran. Trailing the Russian Indian Ocean Squadron. Lather rinse repeat. Got out in May of 74 went back to college and got an engineering degree. Worked for Cessna, Martin Marietta, Ball Aerospace, Gates Learjet and finished up with Lockheed Martin. Now I just chase cattle and pull calves as required..." [19FEB2021]

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