MOONEY, Jerry Ray "...I served aboard OASU/VX-6 (Project Jenny Det WesPac) from September 1966 to October 1968..." [28JAN2010] VPNAVY - Oceanographic Air Survey Unit Shipmates Summary Page - VP Patrol Squadron

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BIES, AMS2 Garey "...I served (04/1966-09/1969) with OASU, VX-8 and VXN-8..." [02DEC2012]

BOURN, Dennis J. "...Attended ATN "A" and "C" schools at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VQ-2 (01DEC1963-27SEP1965) at NS Rota, Spain (EC-121 Flight Radio Operator), VAW-12 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia (08OCT1965-31JAN1966), OASU, VX-8, VXN-8 (11FEB1966-12SEP1972) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (NC-121 Flight Radio Operator), NRL (12SEP1972-22JAN1975) Detachment NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (NC-121/P-3 Flight Radio Operator), National Naval Medical Center (22JAN1975-19JUN1975) at Bethesda, Maryland, Naval District (19JUN1975-02JUL1975) at Washington, D.C., AIMD (02JUL1975-25JAN1978) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and Medical Discharged (25JAN1978). I went to work for Litton Aero Products/Northrop Grumman (21JAN1980-25APR2003) at Woodland Hills, Ca.. I am currently retired and living in Lawrenceville, Ga..." [BIO Updated 27MAY2013 | 04NOV2006]

BUSSIERE, George A. Jr. "...I served with OASU / VXN-8 (05/1966-05/1968) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and the USS Essex (CVS-9) (06/1968-04/1969). I waited for about three weeks working in the base AMD dept. until the the USS Essex (CVS-9) returned from a cruise. Once aboard the USS Essex (CVS-9) I was assigned to the COD crew. The ship was in the process of being decommissioned my last 2 months aboard. I left the ship in the beginning of April 1969. My last two months until discharge was spent in Boston, MA going to Welding School under the Project Transition Program..." [04DEC2012]

EATON, Richard Retired "...I started my career with VXN-8. In those days it was called OASU, but I was there as a ground-pounder for all the subsequent name changes. I left the squadron just as we were getting the P-3's and went to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and joined the Checkmates of VS-22. Made the final cruises of both the USS Wasp and the USS Intrepid and onto the USS Saratoga. We locked the doors when we left NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and on to NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida. I was dragged kicking and screaming off the Sara in '76 while on a Med cruise because I received orders to RTC Great Lakes for duty as a Company Commander for 3 years. I was assigned to VP-23 in late 1979. I caught up with the Seahawks on deployment in NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Served for a while as the Line CPO and then was picked up for local instuctor duty TAD to CPWL. I finished out my career at NAS Brunswick, Maine working as the HRM Officer, teaching the CPO and PO Indoc courses, the "Skid School" and the Motorcycle Safety Course. Lots of fond memories over the years. Hello to all the Shipmates..." [21NOV2000]

FERGUSON, ATN David "...I served with OASU, VX-8 and VX-8 DetWestPac from 1965 to 1967. I deployed to the Artic with project Birdseye in 1966 and to Viet Nam in 1967. I was an ATN and flew as radio operator. I have many pictures which I can share. Would like to hear from anyone who might have served with me..." [15SEP2001]

GLISSON, ADR2 Jim "...I served with VW-11 (1964-1965), OASU / VX-8 (1966-1967) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts (1968-1969) for Instructor duty. I worked on check crews and flight crews. I am still in contact with several of the old Shipmates..." [25JUN2010]

HINDS, Wayne "...I served with OASU/VX-8 from 1966 to 1968. Recently met up with two old Shipmates for a get together in Nashville Tn. They are Louis Burnett and Jim Lassiter..." [04JAN2003]

KLEY, Bob "...I served with OASU (11/1965-07/1966) NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I worked for the "Leading Chief" at that time who was Senior CPO Gesek and his main man ABH1 "Smitty" Harold J. Frank Smith. My duties at the time were general office maintenance, filing, keeping track of who was where TAD people etc. on the section boards (there were four of them). I also had to take care of the chiefs lounge with the usual coffee making and having the acey-duecy board games on hand. I can recall a Lt. Sellers who gave me his first "Outstanding!" on an office and lounge inspection also CPO Campos, CPO Marinella and AMH1 Davis. Paisano Dos and El Coyote were two of the aircraft I remember there. VP-30 shared our hanger. They had P-3's. Lots of trivia and a bunch of great guys and memories!..." [07JUN2013]

LASSITER, Jim JLASSI2858@AOL.COM "...I was stationed at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1965 - 1968 with Oceanographic Air Survey Unit (OASU). I was really surprised to see my picture and some of the guys I served with. I would like to know if there has every been a Reunion of OASU?..." [26JUN2002]

LINFORD, Ron "...I served as an AK-2 with OASU/VX-8 fron November 1966 to September 1968 in the Material Control Office. During that time we were involved with many different missions including Project Magnet, Project Jenny as well as some MATS flights utilizing our passenger configured C-121, #140313. I was lucky enough to fly as crew on #140313 once when it ferried personnel to my prior duty station, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba..." [26NOV2000]

LUCAS, John R. "...I served on OASU Project Jenny from 1965 to 1966..." [19JAN2007]

MUSZYNSKI, ABH William J. "Ski" "...I was attached to OASU WestPac detachment from 1965-1967. Anyone been there?..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20MAY2008 | 29JAN2000]

NASON, Donald Retired "...Served with OASU and VX-8 DetWestPac from 1965 to 1967. As an RM2 I deployed to Viet Nam in 1967 broadcasting TV from aircraft 444. I retired from the Navy in 1980, completed my Bachelor degree in 1989 and current reside in Durham, NC..." [10OCT2003]

RITTER, ADR3 William A. "...First assigned to OASU 1968 then became VX-8 then VXN-8. Got an earlly out September 1970. If there is ever a Reunion I sure would like to know..." [27JAN2011]

ROBBINS, RMC(AC) Steve "...Served in OASU/VX-8/VXN-8 Det Westpack flying Project Jenny/Blue Eagle birds from 65-69. I'm working with a group of folks who are trying to pull together a history of Project Jenny and web page...Project Jenny / Saigon 66 / DaNang 67-69..." WebSite: [03JUL99]

ROBERTS, John "...Went to A-school at Memphis then AEWTULANT in 63 in prep for VW-11 radioman. Argentia late 63 till VW-11 decommissioned. Flew crew 4 with Capt Bunch and was 2nd radio to Joe Sitko. Would love to make a Scotland flight and visit the "Castle." Flew then with OASU and made a Nam tour. Made it to Meridian NAS and got out in Oct 69. Interested in hearing back from my old buddies..." [E-Mail Updated 21AUG2007 | 11AUG98]

ROBERTS, John "...Was assigned to OASU/VX-8/VXN-8 '67-'71 as AZ3 working out of the Maintenance Office. Spent two tours Det WestPac, Tan Son Nhut, A/C 444, 641 & 655. Looking for an old friend PR2 Gerald (Jerry) Rygg..." [10JUL99]

ROLWING, Joe "...I served with OASU/VX-8/VXN-8 as a navigator/electronics officer from May 1967 through July 1970, including Project Jenny (May-Nov 1967, April-July 1968), ASWEPS, Birdseye, and Magnet (Pasiano Dos only)..." [BIO Updated 04DEC2001 | 29NOV98]

SELTZER, AECS Curtis A. Retired "...I served with Airborne Early Warning Training Unit AtLANTic (AEWTULANT) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (November 1963), VW-11 at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada (January 1964), Oceanographic Air Survey Unit OASU at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (July 1965) to OASU (deployed to Vietnam with Blue Eagles). OASU was redesignated VX-8 then to VXN-8. I left VXN-8 for VQ-4 from 1970 to May 1975, AIMD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from May 1975 to May 1978, VQ-4 from May 1978 to May 1981 and back to VXN-8 until I retired 30 June 1983. I was air crew in EC-121, C54, C130 and P-3..." [15MAY2009]

STIER, ADR3 Dale R. "...I served with OASU / VX-8 (09/1965-10/1968) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland with a deployment to NAF Tan Son Nhut, South Vietnam..." [24JUL2012]

STROGEN, ET1(AC) Paul D. "...I served with OASU / VX-8 during 1966 and 1967. I served two 6-month deployments with OASU DetWestPac to Saigon (Tan Sohn Nhut) and FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam. While in Saigon I acted as the Technical Director aboard Blue Eagle II (BuNo. 128444) and sometimes on Blue Eagle III (BUNO: 131641) and Blue Eagle VI (BUNO: 131655), the "TV birds". In FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam I flew aboard Blue Eagle I (BUNO: 131627). Between deployments to Viet Nam I was TDY to Lockheed Air Service at JFK Airport, participatingin the overhaul and installation of new electronic equipment aboard Blue Eagle I. While at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland I often flew aboard 130313 and made one cross-country flighton "313". Prior service - Boot Camp & ET'A" School Great Lakes, Il. (July 1959 to May 1960), USS Dewey (DLG-14) serving under CDR Elmo Zumwalt (1960 to 1962), ET 'C' and ET 'B' schools, Treasure Island, CA then Instructor Duty at ET 'C' School on TI. Volunteered for duty with OASU Project Jenny in early 1966, attending RCA factory schools on the equipment onboard the Project Jenny aircraft. I left the Navy on December 9, 1967..." [02APR2009]

ULMER, ADR2 Robert "...I served with OASU, VX-8, VXN-8 from 1966 to 1969 with tours at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam and in Siagon. Injured my shoulder in November 1968, spent two months in hospital and returned in February 1969. I spent last few months on Pisano Dos Crew. I would like any information on a possible Reunion..." [22APR2011]

WALKER, AMH1 Keith S. Retired "...I served with FASRON-11 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1953 to 1956), VW-3 Guam (1959 till disestablishment), AEWBarRonPac (Airborne Early Warning Barrier Squadron Pacific) Hawaii (1960 to 1962), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland with AEWTULANT (Airborne Early Warning Training Unit Atlantic), OASU, NAS Lakehurst N.J. with Blimps, NAS North Island, San Diego, California in O&R, VC-11, and VX-8 till I was discharged in 1967. Went to Saigon with OASU in 1966 with flying TV planes called Project Jenny..." [URL Updated 31JAN2005 | 11JUL2002]

WOOD, EN2 Robert "...I served with OASU (Project Jenny) along with EN1 Russell Toney in early 1965. Our orders were to meet civilian at 7 am. The next day on a street corner in Alexandria, Va. We stayed there for about two weeks. I served with the unit until my discharge in September 1966..." [14NOV2009]

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