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BAKER, Jacques airmail1@toad.net "...I served as a Navigator/Tactical Coordinator with VP-21 from August 1960 to August 1962 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. My major PPC's were LCDR Neil Craig (Maintenance Officer) and CDRC. E." Bill" Mackey (Exec and CO). Spent another 6 years in the reserves flying in P2V5's out of Andrews AFB with VP-662. Would enjoy hearing from others who were there back then..." [E-Mail Updated 11JUN2004 | 12SEP98]

CARLIN, ACMM John JHOHNCARLIN@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-662 as Leading Chief until it was Diestablished. It was a great reserve squadron. It formed the nucleus of VP-68. It won the Noel Davis award 3 times. I was proud to be a member..." [27MAY2002]

CUBBLER, Roy cubblers@aol.com "...I served with VP-662 at NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. in the late 1950's until I went to OCS in 1960. I remember LT Sadler worked in the squadron office and I often assisted with the POD on meeting weekends. I attended Aviation Electricians' Mate course at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York. I enjoyed my time in the squadron and derived much benefit from the experience..." [11MAY2012]

D'AMECOURT, ADR3 John newbuilder@msn.com "...I joined the USNR in March 1957 while still in high school I served with VP-661 and VP-662 at NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. until I went on active duty in 1958. After boot at Great Lakes served out my 2 years at NAS Kingsville, Texas. After separation returned to VP-661 and VP-662(1). In November 1961, I was recalled to active duty and the squadron was deployed to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. We were recalled because of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Soon after, we were deployed to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to patrol the Windward Passage to search for and photograph Soviet ships carrying missiles. After 5 weeks of daily air operations, our P2Vs (I think we had 12) were spent and needed serious maintance. We returned to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, patched up and commenced training flights. I was rated an Aviation Machinist Mate (ADR)and got an early separation in May 1962. Shortly after I made ADR-3, but was never to resume reserve duty. I was released from duty to attend college and was formerly discharged at the end of my 6-year enlistment in March 1963. I look back on my time with the squadron as good years with good people. Cuba was the highlight. We worked our butts off keeping those planes in the air while just beyond the perimeter fence, Raul Castro's army threatened to invade. That's when we really appreciated our USMC brethern. Today I live in Virginia not far from DC..." [03FEB2010]

HALL, James jghall66@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-662 from October 1954 to October 1970. Thanks for 16 good years..." [13NOV2005]

JACKSON, Harry PHONE NUMBER: (410)617-5474 "...I served with VP-662 in VeitNam. I'm been active in Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 451 451 for over six years now. I am trying to get another squadron patch and have had no success. I am active in the Honor Guard and have just about worn my patch out. I don't think it will make it to another uniform. My patch is Neptune riding on a torpedo. Would appreciate any help..." [18NOV2002]

KASULAITIS, AX2 Jerome "Jerry" M. jmkelect@yahoo.com "...I was and still am proud to have been a member of VP-662. I was an AX2 in the 1960's and I remember that we won the gold star for the most outstanding of all VP squadrons in the USNR-R..." [31JUL2010]

KRAFT, AWC Vic sezd35a@prodigy.com "...Joined VP-662 in March 64 later VP68a2 then Nov 1970 and VP-68 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland Crew 8. I am a plankholder in VP-68. Lots of great memories with the best squadron in the VP Navy. High year ten in 1990. Still miss it very much!..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUL98]

LUEHRMAN, PT3 David trailertrash@rocketmail.com "...I served with VP-662 (merged with VP-661 during Cuban missile crisis 1961) at NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. and called to Active Duty with VP-661/VP-662/VP-663 late 1961 and based at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I was AO3 (aviation ordnance), spent much of the time hanging rockets on P2V wings (believe ours were P2V-5 version) and since we had many PO3's due to merging squadrons, I wanted to be in the warm hangar instead of the flight line. Transferred rating to PT3 and deployed to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with squadron to fly in nose bubble monitoring removal of Russian missiles from Cuba. Many exciting interactions with Russian freighters, flying around them at low altitudes in the P2V to photo deck cargo. After return to reserve duty, transferred to air intelligence squadron at NAS Los Alamitos, California..." [05MAR2014]

MERCER, David Foxyfixer@aol.com "...I was attached to VP-662 from November 1962 to June 1965 at that time I went on active aboard the carrier USS Hancock CVA-19. I left the Hancock July 1967 and went back to VP-662 and was discharged January 1971..." [25SEP99]

PEAKE, ATC John Retired johnpilot@centurylink.net "...I served with VP-662 (1956 and 1960-1968). I crewed aboard the P2 and P-3 and retired from NASA July 2003. I couldn't give up the flying so I picked up FAA ratings and more then 5000 hours...." [E-Mail Updated 17JUL2014 | 16MAR2002]

RITTER, ATR2 Doug d.d.ritter@verizon.net "...I was ready reserve with VP-662 from 1963 to 1965 and then stand by reserve in 1968. My active duty was on the USS Bennington CVS 20 from 1965 to 1967 on WesPac duty in the Tonkin gulf (Yankee Station). My final rank was ATR2 in the avionics shop. I trained for the APS-20 radar crew position but never really make it. Always wanted to fly in those beautiful P2V's. Used my GI Bill to get my commercial pilots license and have been flying other things since. I'm now a video television producer at NASA HQ..." [22OCT2003]

TOOMEY, John B. JBTOOMEY@AOL.COM "...I was a pilot with VP-16 flying the PBM-3D and CO of VP-662. Glad to beaboard..." [16SEP99]

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