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Memorial Picture Shipmate PixCirca 1952 "...ANDERSON, CAPTAIN F. P...Regret to report death of my father, Capt. F.P. Anderson, USN (Ret.), CO VP/VPB-33, on 2 January 2005 at age 89. 27 AUG 1915 - 2 JAN 2005 - Fernald P. (Flip) Anderson, 89, a decorated Navy captain whose flying squadron amassed a distinguished World War II record, died January 2 of cardiac arrest at his home in Arlington. Deployed to the Southwest Pacific from September 1943 to February 1944, Capt. Anderson held several leadership positions in VPB-33, a squadron that flew PBY-5 Catalina seaplanes referred to as "Black Cats" for their black non-reflective paint and the ability to attack Japanese strongholds and ships at night deep behind enemy lines. During September 1944 while Capt. Anderson was the Commanding Officer, VPB-33 sank or destroyed 103,500 tons of valuable enemy shipping and damaged an additional 53,000 tons. This was the highest one-month total achieved by any WW II flying unit. For this feat, the squadron received the Presidential Unit Citation and Capt. Anderson was awarded the Legion of Merit with Combat "V". It was also during this period that Captain Anderson earned personally the Distinguished Flying Cross for attacking and sinking a Japanese tanker and its escort despite intense antiaircraft fire damaging his aircraft. A longtime Arlington resident, Fernald Philip Anderson was born in New Sweden, Maine. He was the first young man from this Swedish community in northern Maine to attend the U.S. Naval Academy graduating in 1939. For the next two years, Capt. Anderson served in the surface Navy as a gunnery officer. In September 1941, he was detached from the battleship, USS ARKANSAS, with orders to report to NAS Pensacola, Florida, for flight training. Designated a Naval Aviator on May 8, 1942, Capt. Anderson was assigned to VP-33 as it was forming in NAS Norfolk, Virginia. In August 1942, VP-33 was ordered to the Panama Canal Zone and participated in anti-submarine operations protecting the Panama Canal. For his conduct during this deployment, Capt. Anderson was awarded the Cross of Boyaca by the Government of Columbia. Now re-designated VPB-33, the squadron deployed to the Southwest Pacific via Hawaii and Australia in August 1943. The squadron participated in every campaign in this combat theater of operations until February 1945 following the liberation of the Philippines. In addition to the combat sorties deep into enemy territory, these operations included regular daytime patrols and rescue missions As reported in the 1992 book, Black Cats with Wings of Gold by A. J. Mueller, VPB-33 "became the most highly decorated squadron in the Pacific Area of Operations". The exploits of VPB-33 were the subject of a 1999 Birds of a Feather video production entitled "Black Cats" that has been aired on various cable television channels. Following his return to the United States in March 1945, Capt. Anderson served in several aviation training assignments, most notably as Executive Officer, NAS Brunswick, Maine. In February 1948 he reported for duty at Air (sic) Early Warning Squadron One (VPW-1), NAS North Island, San Diego, California, as the Executive Officer. VPW-1 was the Navy's first dedicated land-based airborne early warning (AEW) squadron flying the Navy's variant of the Army Air Forces radar-equipped EB-17G or PB-1W. After a tour of shore duty at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C., as Program Officer and Atomic Energy Commission Liaison, Capt. Anderson returned to flying in June 1952 when he became the first Commanding Officer of the new AEW Squadron One (VW-1). During Capt. Anderson's tour, VW-1 participated in combat operations in Korea and transitioned from the PB-1W to the Lockheed Constellation (WV-2) in December 1952. Capt. Anderson returned to Washington, D. C., in July 1954 and was assigned to the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. From August 1956 to July 1957, he was a student at the National War College, Fort Leslie J. McNair. After tours in Norfolk, Virginia, on the staff of the Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet, and Commander-in-Chief, NATO's Atlantic Command, Capt. Anderson returned to Washington when he was appointed the Director of the Navy's Astronautics Operations Division serving as the Navy's liaison with NASA's Project Mercury and the original 7 astronauts.. This office was instrumental in the early days of the U.S. space program. From 1962 to 1965, Capt. Anderson served on the staff of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. On July 1, 1965, he retired from the Navy after 26 years commissioned service. Effective September 1, 1970, after working as a research and systems analyst with a defense contractor, Capt. Anderson was recalled to active duty as Director, Navy Council of Personnel Boards. In this position, he served also as the President, Navy Discharge Review Board and Navy Clemency and Parole Board. His duties were expanded in 1975 to include Director, Office of Naval Disability Evaluation. Retiring for the second time in 1976, Capt. Anderson was awarded his second Legion of Merit for his performance of duty during this period. In retirement, finally, Capt. Anderson remained in Arlington, Virginia, where he was active in community and business affairs for many years. He was a deacon in the Memorial Baptist Church and was church clerk for 36 years. Capt. Anderson also was a member of the church choir and served as the interim choir director for a period during the 1970's. An active member of the Arlington Host Lions Club, he was also the secretary of U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1939 and served as class president from 1980 to 1986. Beginning in 1976, Capt. Anderson was a tax consultant affiliated with the Executive Tax Service of H&R Block. In 1981, he was appointed the Director of H&R Block's Premium Tax Service for Arlington, a post he held until 2002. Capt. Anderson was very proud of his Swedish heritage. In 1959, he was awarded the Royal Order of the Sword (Knight Commander) by the King of Sweden in appreciation of services rendered as escort officer for Admiral Stig Ericsson, Commander-in-Chief, Royal Swedish Navy, during a visit to the United States in 1958. In addition, Capt. Anderson was deeply touched and honored when the citizen's committee from New Sweden, Maine, asked him to be the Grand Marshall in the community's centennial parade in 1970 as his grandfather was one of the founders of the town. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Carolyn R. Anderson, of Arlington; two sons, Philip R. Anderson M.D., of South Berwick, Maine, and Colonel William T. Anderson USMC (Ret.), of Casteau, Belgium; a sister, Enid Olivenbaum, of Clermont, Florida; and five grandchildren...Earlier, Dad and Mom were interviewed for video, Birds of a Feather, by Wings Production Group, a couple of years ago. Dad and spouse were interviewed for video, Birds of a Feather, by Wings Production Group, a couple of years ago. Colonel Bill Anderson, Retired windtree4@comcast.net..." [PIX Added 19SEP2007 | Memorial Listing 17FEB2005 | 11MAY2003]


BEAHAN, Sarah G. beahansg@yahoo.com "...I am a NAC from the VP Navy. I miss my ASA (sorry VP-30 VR Det) days. I am currently serving with the C-2A(R) 'Mighty Battle COD' Community in NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I miss my P-3 roots from time to time and thought I would say Hello! Email any time and fly safe..." [01APR2005]

BOOTHE, CAPTAIN Timothy E. http://www.ncts.navy.mil/homepages/vx-1/cocframe.htm "...A graduate of the University of Georgia, Captain Tim Boothe was commissioned in 1982 through Aviation Officer Candidate School and designated a Naval Aviator in 1983. His first assignment was in VP-40, NAS Moffett Field, California, where he was an Aircraft Commander, Instructor Pilot and Mission Commander. From 1986 to 1990, Captain Boothe was assigned to VP-31, a Fleet Replacement Squadron, as an Instructor Pilot, Aviation Safety Officer and Maintenance Quality Assurance Officer. He then joined VPU-2, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he served as an Aircraft Commander, Mission Commander, and Training and NATOPS Officer. In 1991, Captain Boothe returned to NAS Moffett Field, California as Aide for Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Pacific. He then reported to USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) as Operations Administration Officer. There he qualified as Officer of the Deck (Underway) and earned Surface Warfare Officer designation. In 1994 Captain Boothe joined VP-45, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, as Administration Officer and Maintenance Officer. He reported to the CNO Staff, Navy Special Programs Division (N89), Washington, DC, in 1995 as a Division Head and Requirements Officer. Captain Boothe returned to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, March 1998, as Executive Officer of VP-30, the P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron with 30 aircraft and over 1,100 staff and students. From June 1999 to June 2001, he served as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of VP-5, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Captain Boothe reported to the Naval Air Systems Command (VX-1), July 2001, as P-3 Assistant Program Manager, Logistics. In September 2003, he became the Deputy Program Manager, P-3 Update III Program for Program Management, Air (PMA) 290..." [14FEB2005]


COTTON, CAPTAIN Lawrence S. Jr. http://www.cnrse.navy.mil/Leadership/cnrse_chief_of_staff.htm "...Captain Lawrence S. Cotton, Jr., was designated a Naval Flight Officer in August 1977. Captain Cotton reported for duty to VP-8 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, in January 1978, deploying to NAS Bermuda, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and NS Rota, Spain. In January 1981, he reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, where he was the Action Officer responsible for Northern Europe and the United Kingdom. Captain Cotton attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, from January 1983 to June 1984, where he received a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs. He reported to USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) in September 1984, as the Operations Administrative officer, serving also as a Tactical Action Officer (TAO), and deploying to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the Mediterranean Sea. Captain Cotton reported to the Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island, in November 1986, where he attended the College of Naval Command and Staff and was the U.S. student at the Naval Staff College, graduating with distinction in December 1987. Reported to VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, in June 1988, and served as the Tactics Officer and Operations Officer, deploying to NAS Bermuda for the first deployment of the P-3C Update III aircraft in the Atlantic theater. Reported to the staff of Commander, Patrol Wings Atlantic, as the Tactics Officer in May 1990. Reported to VP-5 as the Executive Officer in July 1991, and assumed the duties of Commanding Officer in July 1992. During his tenure, the squadron deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and earned the Arnold J. Isbell Trophy for Antisubmarine Warfare Excellence and the Battle Efficiency Award. Captain Cotton reported to the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, in July 1993, as the Country Director for Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. He served as the Chief of Staff, Commander Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces U.S. SIXTHFLT (CTF-67) from July 1997 to August 1999 and participated in Operations NOBLE ANVIL and ALLIED FORCE, Kosovo operations. Subsequently, he reported to Commander, Task Force 84 as the Chief of Staff where he served from September 1999 to June 2000, and then guided NAS Key West, Florida as that installation's commanding officer from July 2000 through July 2003. In August 2003 he reported as Chief of Staff for Commander, Navy Region Southeast. Captain Cotton's awards include the Legion of Merit (2 awards), Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars, the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and various unit ribbons..." [14FEB2005]

Memorial Picture "...CRANFORD, Eric Allen...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: Eric Allen Cranford, Home of Record: Drexel, N.C., Commissioned: Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, University of North Carolina, May 27, 1992, Rank: Lieutenant, Date of Rank: May 27, 1996, Designator: Naval Aviator, and Age: 32. Duty Stations: Naval Aviation Schools Command, NAS Pensacola, Florida - 05/92 - 03/93, Commander Training Wing FOUR, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas - 03/93 - 02/94, Commander Training Wing FIVE, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida - 02/94 - 02/95, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 40, Naval Air Station, Mayport, Fla. - 03/95 - 10/95, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 48, Naval Air Station, Mayport, Fla. - 10/95 - 04/96, USS Gettysburg (CG 64) - 04/96 - 12/96, USS McInerney (FFG 8) - 03/97 - 05/97, USS Carr (FFG 52) - 04/98 - 01/99, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 48, Naval Air Station, Mayport, Fla. - 01/99 - 04/99, and Chief of Naval Operations - 04/99. Awards and Decorations: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy "E" Ribbon, Armed Forces Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [18SEP2001]


DAUGHERTY, Alan D. DAUGHEAD@CPRFP.NAVY.MIL "...I served in VPU-2 from May 1986 to April 1990, CPW-2, 1990-1993 and VPU-2 again (Glutton for punishment) from 1993 to 1998. Currently attached to Executive Transport Detachment (VIP Transport, P-3/UP-3) at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. To all past and present VP Shipmates, Aloha..." [29DEC99]

Memorial Picture "...DECONTO, Gerald Francis...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: Gerald Francis Deconto, Home of Record: Sandwich, Mass., Commissioned: United States Naval Academy, May 30, 1979, Rank: Captain, Date of Rank: September 1, 2000, Designator: Surface Warfare Officer, Age: 44. Duty Stations: USS Excel (MSO 439) - 07/79 - 07/79, Surface Warfare Officer Schools Command, Detachment, Coronado, Calif. - 07/79 - 11/79, USS Excel (MSO 439) - 11/79 - 02/82, USS Fresno (LST 1182) - 02/82 - 01/84, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif. - 01/84 - 04/86, Surface Warfare Officer Schools Command, Newport, R.I. - 04/86 - 12/86, USS Hewitt (DD 966) - 12/86 - 07/89, Chief of Naval Operations - 07/89 - 08/91, USS Lake Erie (CG 70) - 11/91 - 02/94, Commander Carrier Group SEVEN - 02/94 - 03/97, Naval War College, Newport, R.I. - 03/97 - 03/98, USS Simpson (FFG 56) - 08/98 - 04/00, Standing Naval Force Mediterranean - 04/00 - 05/01, and Chief of Naval Operations - 06/01. Awards and Decorations: Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (1), Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy "E" Ribbon, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [18SEP2001]

Memorial Picture "...DOLAN, Robert Edward...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: Robert Edward Dolan, Home of Record: Florham Park, N.J., Commissioned: United States Naval Academy, May 27, 1981, Rank: Commander, Date of Rank: April 1, 1996, Designator: Surface Warfare Officer, Age: 43. Duty Stations: USS Inchon (LPH 12) - 09/82 - 07/84, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit TWO - 07/85 - 07/87, Commander, Mine Warfare Command, Charleston, S.C. - 07/87 - 08/89, USS Joseph Hewes (FFG 1078) - 04/90 - 09/91, USS Richmoind K. Turner (CG 20) - 11/91 - 10/93, USS Thomas S. Gates (CG 51) - 05/94 - 10/95, Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C. - 10/95 - 08/97, USS John Hancock (DD 981) - 10/98 - 05/00, and Chief of Naval Operations - 06/00. Awards and Decorations: Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1), Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (1), Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Expeditionary Medal (2), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2)..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [18SEP2001]

Memorial Picture "...DONOVAN, William Howard, Jr...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: William Howard Donovan Jr., Home of Record: Nunda, N.Y., Commissioned: United States Naval Academy, May 21, 1986, Rank: Commander, Date of Rank: September 1, 2001, Designator: Naval Aviator, Age: 37, Duty Stations: VP-11 - 07/88 - 10/91, VP-31 - 01/92 - 06/93, USS George Washington (CVN 73) - 12/95 - 12/97, VP-1 - 07/98 - 06/00, and Chief of Naval Operations - 07/00. Awards and Decorations: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4), National Defense Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Coast Guard Special Operations Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Navy "E" Ribbon, NATO Medal..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [16SEP2001]

Memorial Picture "...DUNN, Patrick...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: Patrick Dunn Home of Record: Fords, N.J., Commissioned: United States Naval Academy, May 22, 1985, Rank: Commander, Date of Rank: February 1, 2001, Designator: Surface Warfare Officer, and Age: 39. Duty Stations: USS Inchon (LPH 12) - 03/86 - 03/89, Navy Recruiting District, N.J. - 04/89 - 04/91, USS Montgomery (FF 1082) - 11/91 - 06/93, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - 08/93 - 03/95, Commander Carrier Group EIGHT - 03/95 - 04/97, Chief of Naval Operations - 05/97 - 06/99, USS La Salle (AGF 3) - 09/99 -01/01, and Chief of Naval Operations - 01/01. Awards and Decorations: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4)..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [16SEP2001]


FREY, Jeff "Ace" p3superb@aol.com "...I'm a career Hawaii P-3 Airframer. I served with VPU-2 (1988 to 1992), VP-30 VR CINCPACFLT Executive Transport (1992 to 1995), VP-47 (1995 to 2000), VPU-2 (2000 to 2002), VP-30 VR COMPACFLT Executive Transport (2002 to Present)..." [BIO Updated 09APR2004 | 19FEB2000]


Memorial Picture "...GETZFRED, Lawrence Daniel...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: Lawrence Daniel Getzfred, Home of Record: Elgin, Neb., Commissioned: Officer Candidate School, December 15, 1972, Rank: Captain, Date of Rank: October 1, 1993, Designator: Naval Flight Officer, and Age: 57. Duty Stations: VP-46 - 01/85 - 05/87, VP-6 - 01/74 - 06/77, VP-31 - 12/77 - 06/80, Personnel Exchange Program, England - 06/80 - 01/83, CPW-10 - 01/83 - 07/84, VP-46 - 01/85 - 05/87, VP-40 - 09/87 - 06/89, Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff - 07/90 - 07/93, Commander Patrol Wings Pacific - 08/93 - 08/97, and CNO - 09/97. Awards and Decorations: Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Air Medal (2), Navy Unit Commendation (2), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Commendation, (Gallantry Cross Color Medal with Palm), Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation (Civil Actions Medal, First Class Color with Palm), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4), Navy and Marine Corps Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [18SEP2001]

UPDATE "...A Memorial service for Lawrence Daniel Getzfred will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 12:30 p.m. at Fort Myer near Arlington National Cemetery. His wife is setting up an educational trust for contributions and I'll pass that along later. Thanks. Mark S. Getzfred msgetzfred@snet.net..." [06OCT2001]

GETZFRED, CAPTAIN Lawrence Daniel http://www.fadedgiant.net/vp-6/html/lawrence_daniel_getzfred.html "...U.S. Navy Capt. Lawrence Daniel Getzfred, 57, was the branch head for Joint Operations and Plans on the staff of the Deputy Director of Plans, Policy and Operations.He began his Navy career as an antisubmarine warfare technician. He attended DeAnza College and Santa Clara University in California and earned a degree in mathematics. He later received a teaching credential. He attended DeAnza College and Santa Clara University in California and earned a degree in mathematics. He later received a teaching credential. In 1972, after Aviation Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned an ensign. In 1973, he was designated a Navy flight officer. He served as a tactical coordinator instructor at NAS Moffett Field, California, and then from 1980-1983 he was stationed in Scotland in a personal exchange program with the Royal Air Force. He served on the staff of CPW-10 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1983-1984, then joined VP-46. In 1987, he became executive officer of VP-40, a squadron of P-3s based at NAS Moffett Field, California. He led his squadron on deployment to Japan and Okinawa. He assumed command of the squadron from 1988 to 1989. After completing his tour, he earned a master's degree in foreign affairs and strategic planning at the Naval War College. He spent the next three years as an action officer on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, serving in the strategic planning and policy department of the Joint Staff. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1993. He also served as the chief of staff of Patrol Wings Pacific. During his military career, Getzfred received numerous awards and commendations for achievement, good conduct and meritorious service. He was a great teacher and leader. He was also a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and naval officer. Survivors include his wife, Patricia, and two daughters, Larissa and Kristina. We will not forget him. Duty Stations: VP-46 (01/85 - 05/87), VP-6 (01/74 - 06/77), VP-31 (12/77 - 06/80), Personnel Exchange Program, England (06/80 - 01/83), CPW-10 (01/83 - 07/84), VP-46 (01/85 - 05/87), VP-40 (09/87 - 06/89), Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff (07/90 - 07/93), Commander Patrol Wings Pacific (08/93 - 08/97), and CNO (09/97). Awards and Decorations: Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Air Medal (2), Navy Unit Commendation (2), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Commendation, (Gallantry Cross Color Medal with Palm), Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation (Civil Actions Medal, First Class Color with Palm), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4), Navy and Marine Corps Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation..." [02JUN2003]

GORLOW, Tony tgor@mac.com "...I started flying P-3's (BUNO: 148883) in 1972 at NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania while also flying the NC-121K (BUNO: 148883). Went thru IFT training at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 1973, then back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida (after VW-4, WC-121N's, 1968 -70)) and to VP-56 (lovely NAS Sigonella, Sicily!!!). Spent a couple of years there. Then to VP-30. I'm the IFT (and one of the first qualified in them (Update II's), on the pictures of BUNO: 160292 and all those pictures over Hgr 1000. At one time I was qualified in 4 types P-3A , P-3B,, P-3C (NUD and Update II) and P-3A. Then on to the CNO Support Detachment, flying BUNO: 149676. Spent 7 years there all over the world. Then on to NAVAIR where ultimately I was the P-3C Logistics Manager (helped managed the Update III program). Left there and on to a new career, still in aviation (program manager at the FAA). Loved the P-3, have beaucoup lot of hours and experiences. Wouldn't trade them for the world..." [24JUN2009]


HAHAN, DR. Keith D. keith.hahn@trw.com "...C.O of VP-40 '87-'88. Spent 3 years on CNO Executive Panel and 3 years on National Security Panel, White House (under Bush and Clinton) before retiring. Now Vice President, Defense Programs, TRW. Love to hear from old squadronmates..." [18JAN99]

HARVEY, YN Rick rickharvey61@yahoo.com "...Served as Communications Yeoman with VP-56 from 1981 to 1983 then CNO Security Pentagon from 1983 to 1986 last duty station Homestead Airforce base - Naval Security Group..." [28MAY2007]


HAHAN, DR. Keith D. keith.hahn@trw.com "...C.O of VP-40 '87-'88. Spent 3 years on CNO Executive Panel and 3 years on National Security Panel, White House (under Bush and Clinton) before retiring. Now Vice President, Defense Programs, TRW. Love to hear from old squadronmates..." [18JAN99]

HARVEY, YN Rick rickharvey61@yahoo.com "...Served as Communications Yeoman with VP-56 from 1981 to 1983 then CNO Security Pentagon from 1983 to 1986 last duty station Homestead Airforce base - Naval Security Group..." [28MAY2007]


MACKIE, CDR Steven C. Retired vamackies@msn.com "...I served with VP-48 (1984-1988) as 1st LT, Maintenance Admininistration Office, Schedules Officer and NFO NATOPS and flew as a NAVCOMM and TACO Blue Card Instructor and Mission Commander. I later went on to serve as a Company Officer at the U.S. Naval Academy; Flag Secretary at Commander, Icelend Defense Force; Department Head, VP-5, Director, Tactical Support Center Brunswick; Combat Systems Officer, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69); Navy Marine Corps Intranet Branch Head, CNO Staff before retiring as a Commander in Sep 1990. I now run a small IT services business out of Springfield, VA..." [29DEC2010]


PACALO, CAPTAIN Nicholas Retired Safetynick@aol.com "...I served as a pilot in VP-24 (redesignated VA(HM)-13 at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia and NAS Norfolk, Virginia (1956-1960) flying as PPC of Crew-6 NAS Norfolk. I flew the P2V-6M/5F/7 and P2V-2/3 while in Advanced Flight Training at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas (1956). I was also the writer of Grampaw Pettibone (1971-1977) while attached to the CNO..." [BIO Updated 15MAY2013 | 18NOV99]


RODGERS, Dick drodgers@livingstongroupdc.com "...Served in VP-24 '72-'76 ( NAS Keflavik, Iceland 2 times and NAS Sigonella, Sicily), VP-30 '76'-'79, USS NIMITZ '79-'81, BUPERS '81-'83, VP-49 '83-'85 ( NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal), CPW-11 '85-'86, VP-24 XO/CO '86-'88 ( NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Bermuda), Office of the Secretary of Defense '88 -'91, SECNAV Staff '91- '93, Commander, CPW-10 '93-'95, and CNO & SECNAV Staff '95-'00. Retired Feb 1 2000. What a great ride! Working now as a DC lobbyist. Miss all of you. Would love to trade stories..." [E-Mail Updated 07MAY2005 | 11DEC2000]

RYAN, Terry ryanflbaptist@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 from 1985 to 1988, BUPERS SDC from 1988 to 1992, VP-30 from 1992 to 1995, VP-30 VR DET from 1995 to present. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 24JUN2010 | 02NOV2000]


Memorial Picture "...PONTELL, Darin Howard...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: Darin Howard Pontell, Home of Record: Columbia, Md., Commissioned: United States Naval Academy, May 22, 1998, Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade, Designator: Intelligence Officer, and Age: 26. Duty Stations: Commander, Carrier Air Wing, Seven - 01/99 - 04/01 and Chief of Naval Operations - 04/01. Awards and Decorations: National Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [18SEP2001]

PRAY, Dan C. Retired dpray.bptnas@worldnet.att.net "...I started out in 1984 in VP-22, then transfered to VP-48 in April 1987. After completing that tour, I took orders to VP-31 for Instructor Duty. In September 1990, VP-31 was Disestablished and I transfered to VP-47. VP-47 moved to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaiiin 1993. My last tour was with Executive Transport Department at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii hauling CINCPACFLT where I retired..." [26DEC2000]


Memorial Picture "...SCHLEGEL, Robert Allan...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: Robert Allan Schlegel, Home of Record: Gray, Maine, Commissioned: Officer Candidate School, March 28, 1986, Rank: Commander, Date of Rank: August 1, 2001, Designator: Surface Warfare Officer, and Age: 38. Duty Stations: USS Spartanburg County (LST 1192) - 08/86 - 09/88, USS Harry E. Yarnell (CG 17) - 12/88 - 10/90, Fleet Combat Training Command, Atlantic - 10/90 - 04/93, USS Scott (DDG 995) - 11/93 - 10/96, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va. - 10/96 - 02/99, USS Arthur W. Radford (DD 968) - 05/99 - 09/00, and Chief of Naval Operations - 09/00. Awards and Decorations: Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (5), Armed Forces Service Medal, NATO Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [18SEP2001]

Memorial Picture "...SHAMOWER, Dan Frederic...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: Dan Frederic Shanower, Home of Record: Naperville, Ill., Commissioned: Officer Candidate School, July 6, 1989, Rank: Commander, Date of Rank: December 1, 2000, Designator: Intelligence Officer, and Age: 40. Duty Stations: Electronic Attack Squadron 136 - 03/86 - 09/88, Task Unit 168.1.2 NS Subic Bay, Philippines - 09/88 - 08/90, Inactive Duty - 08/90 - 10/94, Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific - 12/94 - 05/97, Commander, Third Fleet - 05/97 - 05/99, and Chief of Naval Operations - 06/99. Awards and Decorations: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon (5), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3)..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [18SEP2001]


TURNER, CDR Mark L. http://www.nol.navy.mil/homepages/vp-45/home/pages/xobio.htm "...Commander Mark L. Turner was born in Greenwich, Connecticut. He graduated from Marquette University in May 1987 with a B.A. in Political Science. He received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in February 1999.

In September 1989, he reported to the "Golden Pelicans" of VP-44 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Flying the P-3C Update II Orions, he deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Upon the disestablishment of VP-44 he reported to the "Proud Pegasus" of VP-11 where he made a deployment to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. During these tours he was designated an Instructor Tacco and Mission Commander and served as Conventional Weapons Officer, Communications Officer, and Readiness Officer.

Commander Turner then reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington D.C. in May 1992. He served as Assistant Patrol Aviation Placement Officer and Flight Student Placement Officer. During this time he earned is Masters Degree in Business Administration from Averett College, Danville, Virginia.

In May 1995, Commander Turner was assigned as Operations Administration Officer on the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73). He qualified as Officer of the Deck, and earned his Surface Warfare Officer designation. He completed a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf in support of operations JOINT ENDEAVOR and SOUTHERN WATCH.

Following his disassociated sea tour, Commander Turner reported to the P-3 Replacement Squadron, VP-30 for instructor duty where he served as Training Director.

In March 1998, Commander Turner reported to the "Golden Swordsmen" of VP-47 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. During this tour he served as Administration Officer, Training Officer, and Operations Officer and completed deployments to NSF Diego Garcia and NAF Misawa, Japan.

Commander Turner then reported to the CNO as the Assistant P-3 and Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) Requirements Officer in November 1999. Upon completion of the MMA Analysis of Alternatives (AoA), he was assigned to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Requirements, initiating development of a Broad Area Maritime Surveillance UAV program.

In July 2002, Commander Turner reported to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Systems Directorate (J-6). He served as Informations Operations Action Officer until his transfer to the Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate (J-8) where he served as the Executive Assistant to the Vice Director for the Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate. In March 2005, he reported to VP-45 as the Executive Officer.

Commander Turner's personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, four Navy-Marine Corps Commendation medals, Navy Achievement medal and various campaign and unit awards.

Commander Turner is married to the former Joanne Mosca of Westport, Connecticut..." [19MAR2005]

TYLER, James Rene renet@prodigy.net "...I was assigned to VP-5 from October 1984 through July 1993. Started out a ground pounder in the mech shop for one deployment and then off to Flight Engineer school and have been flying ever since and love it. NAMTRA July 1993 through July 1996, VP-16 July 1996 through February 1999. I'm currently in VP-30 VR DET flying CINCLANTFLT around the world and enjoying life, what a job!..." [17JUN99]


WAEGHE, AFCM P. J. Retired pjwaeghe@bellsouth.net Shipmate Pix...Shipmate Pix "...Served with VP-16, VP-22, VP-30, VP-56, CNO, and ASWOC/TSC...Flying P-3's again for the U.S. Customs Service here in sunny Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 31DEC2001 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 06NOV2000 | 00XXX96]


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