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BASILONE, LTjg Joseph J. c/o His Son John Basilone jbasi81619@aol.com "...Looking for fellow squadron mates of my father, Joseph J. Basilone, Lt. (j.g.), USNR, active duty VX-4 1944-49, on PB-1 (Navy version of B-17), stationed NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island..." [01AUG2001]

BENNETT, Terry Retired bbstacker09@gmail.com "...I served with VP-31 in 1972 at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-4 from 1972 to 1975 (Crew 4 AO seat) at NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii, VX-4 at NAS Point Mugu, California, VP-17 from 1978 to 1980 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-22 from 1980 to 1983 (AO shop), Naval Recruiting, and retired October 1990 with 22years Naval Service. I'm living in Brandon, SD. The best times of my life were with my friends and Shipmates in the VP Navy. Loved the deployments to anywhere and everywhere anytime. That's the one part of the Navy I really miss. Would love to hear from anyone that might remember me. I remember alot of names as I go down thru this web page. Everyone knows AO's make the best coffee!!!..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAR2023 | E-Mail Updated 29JUL2003 | E-Mail Updated 06JUL2000 | 17NOV98]

BISHOP, Harold G. chiefbishop@att.net "...I served with FASRON-116, VFAW-3, VX-4, VP-44, VP-19, VP-31, VF-152 USS Princeton (CV37) and VF-653..." [E-Mail Updated 17FEB99 | 29JAN98]

BOEKE, AK2 Dale L. ;boeked@usa.redcross.org "...I served with VX-4 from 1968-1970 and worked in Aviation Supply from there I went to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii until 1972. Are there any Reunionns being held? Glad to hear from anyone..." [29JAN2003]

BOYCE, AME2 Jon jon@customsecuritytechnologies.com "...I served with VX-4 (1977-1979). I worked in the "seat" shop. Made a table everyone signed with their home town..." [02JAN2015]

BUTCHER, AO Beau (Bambam) BTButcher@webtv.net "...I served at VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California from 1989 to 1991. I was an Aviation Ordnanceman and my nickname was Bambam. Being 2200 miles away I was glad to find this web site and be able to visit VX-4 again. I went on two Fallon, NV. detachments, two Nellis, AFB. detachments, one detachment to White Sands and a detachment on the USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the fall of 1989..." [27NOV2001]

CLARK, AE1 Michael M. gulfcoastfreelance@gmail.com "...I served with VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California from 1960 to 1964, VW-11 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland / NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada from 1957 to 1959 and VAW-13 Phillippines until I took my Honorable Discharge..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14OCT2008 | 24OCT2005]

COFFEY, Tim coffeyte@bellsouth.net "...I served with VX-4 from 1983 to 1986 as a Tri-qual PC for F-4/14/18. I just visited NAS Point Mugu, California today on business and seen the old hanger (now VX-30's nest). Still a wonderful and beautiful part of Amerrica - glad I served there with great Shipmates..." [12SEP2009]

COLON, Sandra L. sandralc@coqui.net "...I served with VX-4 from 1971 to 1973..." [18JUN2011]

CROMBACH, AD2 John john.crombach@ventura.org "...I served with VX-4 (1972-1976) in the Power Plants Shop with AD1 David MEDLER and Chief Mo WALSH. LCDR Larry JENNINGS was our Division Officer..." [28AUG2013]

DARBY, Kenneth V. KVDARBY@AOL.Com "...Served with VX-4, VW-2, and VW-2 Det A during the early 50s. I was a Radioman on 4370 and 4373 from 53 to 55 in Pt Leyute. Interested in hearing from any Squadron members and if anyone knows if there are any Viking squadron patches available..." [22JUN98]

DIBB, AWCM Robert W. Retired robert.dibb@att.net "...I served with VS-35, VS-38, VS-21, VS-41, VP-48, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group, Pacific Fleet (FASOTRAGRUPAC) Detachment NAS Moffett Field, California, VX-4 and HC-11..." [E-Mail Updated 05AUG2011 | E-Mail Updated 12JUN2006 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 20JUN2005 | BIO Updated 22JAN2001 | 23FEB99]

FAZAN, George c/o his son Jeff Fazan Jfazan@aol.com "...My father (George Fazan) served with VX-4 in 1948-49..." [05FEB98]

FORBES, CAPTAIN Donald. K. (Deke) Retired http://www.anawhidbey.org/forbesbio.htm "...Deke Forbes enlisted in the U.S. Navy in July1944. He attended Boot Camp at Farragut, Idaho. Prior to his assignment to the pre-commissioning crew of he USS PROVIDENCE, CL-82, he attended Fire Control Operator's School at Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was subsequently ordered to the Naval Academy Prep School, Bainbridge, MD in September 1945. He was admitted to the U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY on a Fleet Appointment in June 1946. Graduating with Distinction from the Naval Academy in June 1950, he reported for flight training at Pensacola, FL in September 1950, earning his wings in February 1952. He then attended All-weather Flight School at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and Jet Transitional Training at NAS Kingsville, Texas prior to reporting to VF-61, the "Jolly Rogers", based at Oceana, VA. While attached to VF-61 he made two extended deployments to the Mediterranean and several shorter deployments. While in VF-61 he flew the F9F-2, F9F-5, F9F-6, F9F-7 and F9F-8. In July 1955, he reported to the U.S. NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL, Monterey, CA., earning his BS, Aeronautical Engineering in June 1957. The following year he was awarded an MS, Aeronautical Engineering form the University of Michigan. After completing his postgraduate education, he was ordered to VX-4 at Point Mugu, CA., where he participated in air-to-ground missile projects and the APG-53A Terrain Clearance and Ryan Doppler Radar Navigator project. While in VX-4 he flew the A4A, A4B, F9F-8T, FJ-4B and the F3D-2, as well as the squadron "Bugsmasher"--SNB. Deke was assigned to the Command and Staff Course, NAVAL WAR COLLEGE, as a student in August 1960. After completing that course, he and several other NWC fighter/attack classmates were ordered to VAH-123, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington for A-3 training. Upon completion of VAH-123 training he was ordered to VAH-4 where he became the Officer-in-Charge, VAH4-DETACHMENT GOLF, part of CVG-16 in USS ORISKANY, CVA-34. He completed an extended WESTPAC cruise in ORISKANY in December 1962, while flying the A3B-2. Leaving VAH-4 in February, 1964, he reported to USS CORAL SEA, CVA-43 as Nuclear Weapons Officer. He deployed with CORAL SEA in December 1964, returning to CONUS in November 1965. While deployed, he was heavily involved in Strike Planning for air operations against North Vietnam from carrier decks in the Tonkin Gulf. While in CORAL SEA he qualified as OOD and CDO Underway(Task Force Steaming). He also flew the C1A, T-33B and A3B while attached to CORAL SEA. He was ordered to VAH-2 as XO in November 1965. He became Officer-in Charge of VAH-2 DETACHMENT FOXTROT, joining them on USS RANGER,CVA-61 in the Tonkin Gulf in January 1966. Completing the USS RANGER cruise in August 1966, he became C.O. VAH-2 in January 1967. In December 1967 he was ordered to report to the NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Washington, DC where he became the Assistant Project Manager, Logistics for the VFX(F-14) and VSX(S-3A). One year later he was ordered back to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington to serve as C.O. VAH-123. In January 1970, he was detached as C.O. VAH-123 and reported to COMCARDIV TWO as Operations Officer, serving in that role until August 1971. He was then ordered to the INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE of the ARMED FORCES(ICAF), Washington, DC for a course of study. Graduating with Distinction from ICAF in June 1972, he then reported to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island as Commanding Officer. A year later he reported to the Superintendent, U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY as the 65th Commandant of Midshipmen. Upon being relieved as Commandant, USNA in July 1976 he reported to OPNAV to become Head, OP-602. Captain Forbes chose to retire in June 1977, after 27 years of Commissioned service and 33 years of continuous naval service. He immediately joined Dean Witter Reynolds as an Account Executive and 18 months later joined Booz, Allen & Hamilton, subsequently becoming a Principal in the company and Project Manager of the multibillion Saudi Naval Expansion Program He retired from Booz,Allen in 1986 and has since spent his time relaxing at golf and travel. Forbes is a former member, SOCIETY of EXPERIMENTAL TEST PILOTS, and a current TRUSTEE, U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY FOUNDATION..." [14JUL2003]

FORD, Rex rexford@us.ibm.com "...I served with VX-4 from 1988 to 1990..." [25JUL2008]

FOREMAN, AD Jerry gforeman@venturapd.org "...I served with VX-4 (1988-1990). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [24SEP2012]

FOWLER, AM2 DAVID beveann@earthlink.net "...Served with VP-44 JAN. 56 TO JUNE 59, VX-4 JUNE 59 TO JUNE 62, VC-8 JUNE 62 TO JUNE 66 then off to VF-101 THEN TO TOP GUN VF-142..." [23DEC97]

FULGHAM, James jc_fulgham2@pacbell.net "...I served with VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California from April 1979 until August 1981. I am looking for anybody who was at VX-4 during this time. In particilar, I am looking for a Terry Morton of the Power Plants Shop, Ronald Bordan of Airframes, and Darren Covey of Airframes. Anybody who was there please contact me..." [E-Mail Updated 12JUL2003 | 18AUG2000]

HARNISHFEGER, Carl "Landy" tcatlandy@gmail.com "...I served with VX-4 (1987-1991) with some great times with extremely great people. I still run into some of you some times. Currently, I am a Tech Rep for Super Hornets now at Ocan for Northrop Grumman..." [04DEC2010]

JOHNS, AT3 Roger rotajohns@hotmail.com "...I was in VX-4 from 65-67. Like to get in touch with old members..." [15MAR2005]

JOHNSON, Don DonDoris@shol.com "...I served with VX-4 from about 1950 to 1952 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as an aircraft electrician on converted B17's and Connies. I then transferred to VR-1 on the same base from 1952 to 1955. Looking for some old Shipmates..." [11JUN2002]

KNOWLES, Douglas B. retcpo1989@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1967 through 1970, Nalf Monterey from 1970 through 1971, NAS Atsugi, Japan from 1971 through 1975, VAQ-133 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, USS John F Kennedy VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California, VA-115 USS Midway, VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California and stopped in 1989. I've been married 30 years to the former Kimiyo Takasue A+P BS Aviation Management. Currently, I am caught between contracts and need some form of permanent work as a Mechanic Technician Inspector or whatever else would be available. When is the next Reunion?..." [13NOV99]

KUIPERS, ATC Steven Retired skkuipers@yahoo.com "...My first tour was with VQ-1 May 1975 to May 1979 then AVIC-7 and instructor duty at NAMTRAGRUDET 1033 Jan 1980 to Sep 1983. Mext it was off to Hawaii and VP-1 Sep 1983 to Nov 1986. Then I was off to my most interesting tour at Naval Plant Representative Office at the Lockheed factory. I then went to two tours in jets VAQ-34 & VX-4. I mannaged to get back to P-3's and returned to VP-1 in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Nov 1996 to Aug 1998. I would love to here from any of my old squadron mates..." [E-Mail Updated 30AUG2000 | 01AUG98]

LANDON, Joseph syzysy@msn.com "...I served aboard NAS Albany, Georgia (1970-1971), VXE-6 (1971-1974), VX-4 (1974-1977), VF-151 (1977-1979) aboard the USS Midway (CV-41), HC-1 DET 3 (1979-1980) aboard the USS Coral Sea (CV-43), Combat Systems Technical Schools Command (CSTSC) Data Systems Instructor (1980-1987) and USS California (BB-44) (1987-1989..." [11JUN2020]

LEWIS, Ed medic-again@prodigy.net "...There has been at least 1 additional squadron patch/logo for VX-4 that you do not display. I was assigned to the squadron at NAS Point Mugu, California from 1969 to 1971 under the command of Capt. Foster. We used a different squadron logo. Any chance you can find that logo and have it available??..." [10DEC98]

MALIES, YN1 Donna donna.malies@eglin.af.mil "...I was stationed at VX-4 between 1989-1991, I was YNSN/YN3/and a frocked YN2. I went on two detachments to Key West. I worked at OTA for one year, then move to admin department, with YNSN Torresskerrett, and YN1 Tirado (Now CWO3). Would love to hear from anyone..." [02SEP2001]

MAYO, YN Roy L. lavernmayo@suddenlink.net "...I was stationed at NAS Point Mugu, California from april 1969 to april 1971 and was attached to VX-4 Air test and Evaluation Squadron. This was my 1st duty station and I was stationed there until I received my orders to Vietnam. The CO was Capt. J. R. Foster and I was a Yeoman working in officer service records and legal..." [05MAR2010]

McCORMICK, Michael F. Retired nationwidemike@msn.com "...I was stationed at NAS Oceana in VF-11 aboard the USS Forrestal from January 1972 - April 1975. I was in VT-27 from 1975-1978. I was an AMS-2 in Airframes and Corrosion Control. Hope to hear from former members in VT-27 during that time frame. I left there in April-1978 and went to the F-14 community in VF-14 aboard the USS John F. Kennedy until August-1981. Then to VF-124 at NAS Miramar, California. Then to VF-2 aboard the USS Ranger, until Nov. 1986. Then to VX-4 at NAS Point Mugu, California from December 1986 until November 1991, when I retired..." [06JUN2007]

McNIEL, AT Ted TMCNIEL@JUNO.COM "...I served with VX-4 from 1955 to 1957 as a AT. We jad F7-U with Sperry Rand missles. Good to see site on the internet..." [27MAR2003]

MILLER, AO2 JC atlantaautomart@gmail.com "...I served with VX-4 (1980-1982). I am looking for Shipmate named Cathy Wajdoeack(sp)..." [24JAN2015]

NELSON, AVCM Carl G. Retired gunnarn32@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1954-1955), VP-40 (1956-1957), VP-1 (1960-1962), VP-9 (1974-1978), VX-4 at NAS Point Mugu, California and retired in 1983..." [E-Mail Updated 22JUL2011 | E-Mail Updated 11SEP2001 | 00XXX97]

NORMAN, AO2 Mark P. mark-norman@hotmail.com "...I served with VX-4 in the Ordnance Shop from 1957 to September 1959. I went TAD to the USS Midway (CV-41) and the USS Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) (Sparrow) in 1959..." [26SEP2010]

PRITCHETT. Oria "Grady" junep47@yahoo.com "...I was stationed with VX-4 from late 1988 to october 1990. I worked in the AME shop and the tool room. Anoyone remember me, please don't hesitate to drop me a line. I would really like to hear from you. Names I remember are Reginald Sanfford and Audry Brookings, they were yoeman in admin..." [18SEP2010]

Memorial Picture "...RASMUSSEN, Ralph R...I am sad to report the death of Ralph R Rasmussen, CDR USN Ret. on January 6, 2002 in Hot Springs AR. He was a good friend and Shipmate, and one of the earliest early-warning pilots. Bud Shipman...CDR Rasmussen served with VX-4 (51-52), Midway Island Detachment A (58-59), and VW-13/Crew 6 (62-65)..." Forwarded by McCAUL, AT1(AC) Earles L. Retired elmccaul@q.com [11FEB2002]

RENNELS, John R. johnor@intense.net "...I served in VX-4 as an AT2 in 1947-1948. Would like to hear from anyone serving in the same time period..." [31JAN98]

RIZZIO, AD2 Frank fsrizzio@firehousemail.com "...I served with VX-4 from 1976 through 1980 as an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd class under two commands (CAPTAIN Burnett and CDR Collicott). Due to a gross misunderstanding of a few facts out at MCAS Yuma CAPTAIN Nash took command. Quite a time. I met my wife who also served in the squadron (to whom I am still married), and made some lifelong friendships. Anyone else their at the same time?..." [E-Mail Updated 12JAN2007 | 05MAY99]

ROGERS, AD2 Tom tom.rogers@capmark.funb.com "...Served VF-92 NAS Alameda, California and NAS Miramar, and VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California (1957-1961 active duty). Naval Air reserves VP-672 NAS Atlanta, VP-62 detachment Atlanta (1970-1971) VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1971-June 1989). Transitioned from P2V's to P-3A's, P-3B's, P-3C's, P-3C update 3's. Fair winds and following seas. God's speed..." [18MAY99]

ROGUSKI, Joseph joer2217#aol.com "...Looking for Shipmates of VX-4 from October 1957 to June 1959. During this period we were testing the Sparrow 3 missile. Also entered Basic Training June 1955 at Bainbridge, Md., AN-P school, September 1955 at NATTC Norman, Oklahoma, AE-A school, January 1956 at NATTC Jacksonville, Florida. Assigned to VA-146 from July 1956 to October 1957 and made the Far East cruise on board the USS Hornet CVA-12 with VA-146 Jan.-July '56. Transferred to VX-4 October 1957. Looking for any Shipmates during those time frames..." [24APR2002]

SCANLON, AOCS(A/C) Jake Retired jakescanlon@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California from December 1965 to November 1969, VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1973 to 1976, VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1980 to 1984 and VX-4 at NAS Point Mugu, California from 1984 to 1987. I am current living and working in China Lake/Ridgecrest, Ca..." [17SEP2009]

SMITH, Dr. Baron dr.baronsmith@yahoo.com "...Dr. Baron Smith is a native Texan who's resided in Mesa, Arizona since 1971. Baron served as a Navy photographer and aircrewman, mostly in F4 Phantoms, during the Vietnam War, serving in VX-4 and Naval Intelligence. Upon returning, he served for a number of years as an Arizona Highway Patrolman and Narcotics Officer, stationed near Yuma, Arizona. Baron then went to Hughes Helicopters (which later became McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company) where he trained and certified all the mechanics, electricians, and management in the assembly and flight testing of the then-new Apache Helicopter. Baron retired in 1994 to take a position as Executive Vice President of Royal Aviation/Lifeflite Air Medical Transport. Since that time, Baron has served as Director of Human Resources for an Austin, Texas-based television company and is presently Vice President of Human Resources for Glencroft in Glendale, Arizona. In the evenings, Baron is a Professor of Organizational Behavior, Employment Law, Thesis Research and Design, and Human Resource Management at four local universities. His hobbies are the restoration of classic and historic helicopters, which he presently owns four, and several English sports cars. His website for one of his military helicopter restorations is http://www.charliechoppter.com. He can also be reached at 480-981-1158..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAR2010 | BIO Updated 28FEB2005 | BIO Updated 08SEP2004 | E-Mail Updated 28OCT2003 | 22FEB2002]

STANCIL, AZ2(AW) James jstancil@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-11 NAS Brunswick, Maine from March 12 1978 to Sep 1981. We deployed twice to NS Rota, Spain and TAD to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I then served with VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California from 1981 to 1984 and then served aboard the USS New Orleans LPH-11 from January 1985 to April 1988. I worked for AOC Bill Walton, AO1 Scanlon, AZC Ward, AZ2 Myhoffer and ADC Knowles in Maint/Matl Control. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [28NOV2008]

SUMNER, Tonii melomuzik@yahoo.com "...Most people remember me as AN Sumner from VP-50 in NAS Moffett Field, California from 89-92. WESTPAC 89-90' NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. NTTC Millington 92-93 AE "A" School Memphis, TN. 93-94' VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California and VX-5 China Lake. In 1993 I was part of the All-Armed Forces Navy Track and Field Team and competed in Atlanta, GA. Got out in 1994 from NTC San Diego. Currently live in the Atlanta, GA area. Any of my my buddies from NAS Moffett Field, California, please email me..." [17NOV2000]

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

TOOLEY, Norm normtooley@earthlink.net "...Served in VX-4 and VW-2 from early 1952 until 1955. Flew the PB-1W WV-1 and the WV-2. We also had a SNB and a AD-1 which were transferred out of the squadron sometime in 52 ???. The AD-1 had radar on board. The SNB was used mostly between NAF Washington, D.C. and NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [30JAN2001]

WARDEN, AT3 William D. wwar2218@students.atl.devry.edu "...Hello fello VX-4 members. I finally made it into college. Drop me a line and let me know what's up!..." [16JUL98]

ZELENYAK, AME2 Danny J. DannBev@Alaska.com "...I served with VX-4 from 1972-1975 then on to VS-33. Then onto VF-202 for 4 years. I would really like to hear from any of my old Shipmates..." [30NOV2001]

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