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Memorial Picture "...DAVIS, CDR Leslie D. "Stinky"...CDR Leslie D. "Stinky" Davis 1913-2008 who served as CO of VP-4 1954-1955. His 30 year Naval career 1928-1958 was a most colorful journey, duty assignments as a Radioman (RM) were USS Holland (AS-3), USS S-24 (SS-129), USS R-18 (SS-95), USS Jacob Jones (DD-130), USS Ashville (PG-21), NAS Key West, Florida, USS Mississippi (BB-41), USS Dewey (DD-349). In 1938 as RM1C accepted for flight training and reported to NAS Pensacola Class 111E. RM1C "Stinky" Davis (NAP 11-39) awarded his wings Dec. 12, 1938 and reported to VT-2 in the USS Lexington (CV-2) flying TBD Devastators, RMS Bellevue (Radioman School), now an RMC to British Radar School, Ontario, Canada, VJ-5, NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, now LCDR Davis in 1947 reports to FAW NAS Agana, Guam as Ops Officer, then XO VPB-108 / VP-HL-8 / VP-28 MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Deployed 1948-49 to NAS Agana, Guam in PB4Y-2 as Hurricane Hunters, 1950 General Line School, Monterey, CA promoted to Commander. 1951-52 Washington DC as Navy Dept. Budget Control Officer, 1953 Asst. Chief of Staff for Communications to Adm. Beauty Martin ComNavAirForce PacFlt flew F9F-6. 1954 CO VP-4, 1956-57-58 Communications Officer NAS Moffett Field, California flew F8U Crusader...." Contributed by Steve "Andy" Andruszkewicz sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [21AUG2013]

GAINES, AOM2 George L. gbtkg@aol.com "...I served in VP-HL-8 on the Yonabaru Okinawa in Jan '47- Apr '47. Would like to contact anyone who has any information on it or served on the Yonabaru. I served VJ-18 on Ulithia South Pacific in Jan '45- Jul '45. Returned stateside served VJ-7 Jan '46- Dec '46. I was an AOM 2C CAC..." [15JUL2001]

Memorial Picture "...MALOY, George...My husband, George Maloy, passed away 1-13-1981. He joined the U. S. Navy on 2-25-42 and was discharge 12-18-47 followed by his entry in the U. S. Naval Reserve. He served with VP-HL-8 and FASRON-122. Is anybody out there that served with him or remembers him? Would like any info you might have on him to pass on to his children. Thank you...Hope (Maloy) Burke myhouseofhope@yahoo.com..." [18JUN2005]

PHILLIPS, AE3 Dale F. dfpprayerwarriors@suddenlink.net "...I served with VP-HL-8 (1940's) flying crew while deployed to NAS Agana, Guam and Carrier Air Group Five (CAG-5) aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV-45) during the Korean War..." [30JUL2012]

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