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ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VPB-114, VPW-3, VPM-3, VP-HL-3, VX-4, VP-23, VJ-2 and VW-4, Oct 12-15, 2005, Pensacola, FL. Contact: HURRICANE HUNTERS, 2818 Cedarcrewst Dr., Orange Park, FL 32073 (904)264-6078...Wings Of Gold - Winter 2004/05 Magazine - Page 57..." WebSite: Association of Naval Aviation http://www.anahq.org/ [15APR2005]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VW-2 / VX-4 Reunion - Ramada Inn, Treasure Island Florida, May 12-16 2004. Contact Walt Jones (727) 517-1407 or Woody Weidemeyer (727) 531-8184, E Mail clwdee@aol.com. Sqd Insignia lapel/hat pins and buttons of Wodin will be provided for registrants and available for sale to others as long as they last...Woody Weidemeyer clwdee@aol.com..." [02MAY2004]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...The 25th Reunion of VW-4 (Hurricane Hunters) and its predecessor squadrons (VPB-114/VPM3/VPW3/VPHL3/VP-23/VJ-2) and those crews of VX-4 who flew hurricanes in the PB-1W. We will meet in Pensacola, Florida from 20-24 September 2000..." Contributed by Bob Fitzsimmons granfitz@leading.net [01FEB2000]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VX-4 and VW-2 Navy Hurricane Hunters, 21-23 May 99, Canton, OH. Contact R. Scruggs, 4631 Guilford Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709. 330-493-7120; e-mail: RobScruggs@aol.com..." U. S. Naval Institute "Proceedings" - April 1999 Website: U. S. NAVY INSTITUTE [04APR99]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...I am Bob Fitzsimmons, and I have the honor to serve as president of an organization known as "Hurricane Hunters, Inc." We are a non-profit corporation located at 2818 Cedarcrest Drive, Orange Park, FL 32073-6512. We rewpresent all of the squadrons which had hurricane/tropical storm reconnaissance as their mission from 1943 through 1975. Those squadrons are: VPB-114; VPW-3; VPM-3; VPHL-3; VP-23; VJ-2; and VW-4. We also have in our membership fields those flight crews from VX-4 in the years 1946 to late 1951 who actually flew in any storm and were under the direction of the Naval Weather Service. This upcoming Asheville reunion in September will be our 24th. The 25th is upcoming in 2000 but the dates are not yet locked in stone. Pensacola is the place. Additional information will follow..." Contributed by Robert Fitzsimmons, Jr granfitz@leading.net [10MAR99]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VX-4/VW-2: 2-5 April `98, Jacksonville, FL. Contact A.P. Stanley, 102 S. 1st Street, Lake Wales, FL 33853, (941) 676-7494..." http://www.cais.net/fra/reunions.html

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...There is interest in a Eastcoast Willie Victor Squadrons reunion. Call or write; Peter H. Lawrie, 32915 Illinois St., Livonia, MI 48150..... 1(313) 261-2507 Connie flyers and supporters in VW-2, VW-4, VX-4, VX-4, VW-15, AEWTULANT and other WV2 (EC121) & R7V aircraft activities. Looking at the possible organization of the "NORTH ATLANTIC BARRIER PATROL SQUADRONS ASSOCIATION (proposed)...DANNY SMITH dsmithmm@sofnet.com..." [01MAR98]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...I am trying to put together a Reunion Association for the Typhoon Trackers all years. If you are interested please contact me at 352-726-4943 or 710 Edgewater Dr. Inverness, FL 34453. Went through Engineer school at AirBarronPac, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in May 64. Was there when the squadron was decommisioned....Ed Metzger saled@tampabay.rr.com..." [06OCT98]

UPDATE "...It's official! There will be a reunion of all willy victor squadrons (Atlatnic and Pacific) at the Holiday Inn, Solomons Island, MD, beginning 14-Oct-1999, and ending with a dinner / program on Saturday night 17-Oct-1999. The reunion will include a Patuxant base tour (Friday) and activities for each of the squadrons in attendance so folks can meet with their shipmates. A detailed agenda, travel information and an exact registration procedure will be forwarded as soon as they are available. Hotel reservations can be made now at 410-326-6311 (the reservation code to get one of the 60 rooms set aside for barrier sailors is "AIR"). We will provide information regarding alternate hotel accommodations soon. Wes Mortensen (AEWBarRonPac) has agreed to help with the program and with his considerable skill and enthusiasm we can expect a great snapshot of "the way we were". We will need a lot of help to make this a quality and memorable event. Specific requirements will be forwarded as they are identified. Please dig deep into your address books and contact as many of our "Willy Victor" shipmates as possible! More to follow! Peter Lawrie, VX-4, plawrie@erim.org, Sam Leach, VX-4, nwp_nhk3@mail.ameritel.net, Danny Smith, VX-4, dsmithmm@sofnet.com, and Wes Mortensen, AEWBarRonPac , wmortensen@mn.rr.com..." Contributed by McCAUL, AT1(AC) Earles L. Retired elmccaul@q.com [07JAN99]

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