VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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Memorial Picture "...CHAMBERLIN, LCDR Robert M. "Bob"...LCDR Robert (Bob) M. Chamberlin (1920-2013) of VP-33 is rotated home. Bob served as pilot of plane 67 in VP-33 from NAS Norfolk, Virginia to NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone to NAF Biak Atoll, Schouten Islands, Dutch New Guinea to Perth from 1942-1943. Hew flew 37 missions. He served in the SD state legislature from 1955-1961. He ran for Governor in 1966 and 1968. Above all else he was a loving family man. Full throttles, pull the yoke, and up to the sky..." Contributed by Guy Chamberlin ten_r_sax@hotmail.com [12SEP2013]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix"...CHAUVIN, YNC Charles E...Looking for anyone who might have known my father Charles E. Chauvin. Dad served with VP-201 and VP-111, with deployments to NAAF Agadir, French Morocco and the South Pacific among others. He passed away many years ago and his stories went with him. Bryan Chauvin firechic63@hotmail.com..." [18DEC2008]

Memorial Picture "...CHENEY, LT Dan...My late husband, LT Dan Cheney served with VP-11 from December 1977 to December 1980. He was a TACCO. He joined the squadron just after the crew was lost in the Canary Islands (December 11th, 1977). He went on to be assigned to NavAir as the Budget Director/Liaison to McDonald Douglas during the testing of the F-18, now an old plane. Susan A. Cheney susananncheney@hotmail.com..." [03JUN2008]

Memorial Picture "...CHAPOLA, Pete...I received the following this morning from "Stretch" Varner concerning Pete Chapola. Pete was one of the early (1953-1955) Officer-in-Charge of Com Unit 38C operating in the back end of the P4M-1Q Martin Mercators of the Special Project Division, Air Operations Dept. NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Pete Chapola passed away the evening of 23 September, 2004, in Grand Junction, Colorado, as the result of a cerebral hemorrhage. Internment will be at the Arlington National Cemetery on 6 October, 2004, following funeral services at the Demain Funeral Home, Alexandria, Virginia at 0900. Lee's address is: 1625 Hermosa Ave #51, Grand Junction,CO 81506...Mel Davidow meldavidow@earthlink.net..." [27SEP2004]

Memorial Picture "...CHATIGNY, Mark A...My father passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of August 6th, 2004. He was 83 years old and spoke often of his experiences during the war. He was given a military burial adorned with his military decorations. Dad served with VPB-13 as a Flight Engineer aboard a PB2Y-3. Dad celebrated his 83rd birthday on September 20th, 2003. I would love to hear from you if you knew my Dad...Richard Chatigny chatigny@sonic.net..." [Memorial Posting 16SEP2004 | Shipmate Posting 30SEP2003]

Memorial Picture "...CHESTNUT, CDR Lawrence Jr. "Larry"...My Father, Lawrence Chestnut Jr., passed away April 15th, 2021. He proudly served his country for 21 years in the U S. Navy and in the Naval Reserves retiring as a commander in 1977. Dad graduated from the Naval Training Command in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas in 1957. He was a pilot with VP-56 and served during the Vietnam Conflict and was a Cold War Warrior flying numerous anti-submarine warfare missions in such aircraft as the PBM-5 Mariner, the P2V Neptune and others in the late 1950's early 60's. He served alongside Pete Stiller..." Contributed by Larry Chestnut sitetrinity@yahoo.com [09MAY2021]

Memorial Picture "...CHOLEWINSKI, AE1 Chet "Ski"...For those who knew Chet or "Ski"...he passed away Jan 20th from cancer. Chester served with VP-1..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [07AUG2008]

Memorial Picture "...CHRISTIANSEN, LEON A. "Chris"...My Dad, CHRISTIANSEN, LEON A. "Chris", served with VPB-116 Crew 8. He flew with LT ICKE from NAB Tinian Island, Marianas Islands and Iwo Jima in 1945. I am writing a service history and would like to correspond with family from his crew or families of the crew of LT GEBERDING who were killed in action on June 29, 1945. Also interested in the history of the B-24 Liberator named "FOCAL YOKEL"...." Contributed by Brian Christiansen brianchrischristiansen@gmail.com [15MAR2023]

Memorial Picture "...CHROMOGA, Andrew Jr...My father, Andrew Chromoga Jr., served on the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) during WW II. He passed away in 1964 when I was 13 years old, but spent 4 years in the VA Hospital before his death so I really don't know much about his Naval experiences. I would appreciate any info. Gregory Chromoga gmc8623@sbcglobal.net..." [14SEP2007]

Memorial Picture "...CHURCH, AE1 Kenneth C...VP-4 (1965-1968) March 9,1921 - Jan. 5,2010 - Kenneth "Bud" Church was born in San Francisco in 1921 and passed away on Jan. 5,2010, to join his beloved wife, Barbara. He is survived by his three sons, John, Richard and Paul; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; his brother, Al; and a niece. Bud proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years as a combat veteran and a naval aviator during World War II and did several tours in Vietnam. He retired in the Pollock Pines area in the '60s. Bud loved the mountains and this community, his family and many friends. He was a longtime member of the Placerville Fleet Reserve Association Branch 275, serving mainly as Chaplain. He was also a proud sponsor of Shriner's Hospital and the El Dorado County juvenile programs. He was a kind, funny and generous person and always a gentleman. Services will be held at the Veterans Hall at the fairgrounds in Placerville on Jan. 30 at noon. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to Snowline Hospice, God bless 'em..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [04JAN2011]

Memorial Picture "...CHURCHWELL, ADJC Charles E. "Chuck"...VP-4 1962-65...Charles E. "Chuck" Churchwell, 79, went home to his Lord on Sept. 25, 2007. He was born in Crestview, Fla., on March 30, 1928, to Walter and Audrey (Churchwell) Steele. Chuck served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, followed by 20 years as an auto instructor at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. His naval career remained his special memory. Chuck was a longtime member of Bethel Baptist Church in Ingleside, where he had many loving friends. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Joyce (Sudbury) Churchwell; two daughters, Cynthia McCready of Florala, Ala., and Karen Finch and husband Guy of Lowell, Mass.; five grandchildren, Chad and Chris McCready, Charlene McCready Gunn, Ashley Negrete and Bethany Finch; five great-grandchildren; six nieces, Sharon Hicks, Donna Colley, and Sandra Moore, all from San Angelo, with whom he and Joyce shared many happy adventures and were at our side through many trials, June Johnson and husband Dick of Tavaris, Fla., JoAnn Carugno and husband Bill of Phoenix, Ariz., and Kay Sedden and husband Wally of Albuquerque, N.M.; two nephews, Dennis Sudbury and wife Helen of Oregon and Scot Sudbury and wife Karen of Cleveland, Ohio, and their children; one great-niece, Kaeli Walls; and a great-nephew, Mance Stark. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens in the Garden of Prayer section. Chuck's dear friend and former pastor, Brother Larry Johnson of Alpine, will be officiating. Services are under direction of Shaffer Funeral Home. Karen Quigley, a great-niece, and Bill Moore, a great-nephew, will be singing "Because He Lived" and "Amazing Grace." A very special thank you to our friends Don and Marilyn Atkins and son Rob for their immeasurable support and friendship for the past 40 years as well as their other children, Denise, Ron and Michelle. The family would like to give a special thanks to the compassionate care providers at Shannon Memorial Hospital and to Hospice of San Angelo for their caring help..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [30NOV2011]

CHADWICK, George R. gchadwick@q.com "...I served with VP-91 from 1988 to 1992. I worked in 210 and flew as an IFT. I also flew in Desert Storm in the Gulf with the Black Cats. My best friend and roommate Dennis Farquhar was lost in the 1991 VP-50 Mishap (SEE: In Memorial for lost friends March 21st, 1991). I was trained by the two best IFT's in the Navy Jeff Kenney and John O'Meara. Closest Friends Jason Cambell - Tony Capwell. Hope all my former Friends and Shipmates are doing well. I'd love to hear from any former Stingers or Black Cats..." [31AUG2008]

CHAFFEE, ATC(CA) Jack E. Retired jechahi@hawaii.rr.com "...I served with VPB-2(OTU) NAS Hutchinson, Kansas in 1945, VP-6 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii - First Navy Patron in the Korean War (we were due to relieve VP-28 on Guam January 7th, 1950 - arrived on the 25th and serviced our aircraft and headed for Johnson AFB, Japan - Navy didn't have an NAS for land based aircraft until NAS Atsugi, Japan later opened and I was on the first aircraft that landed wheels up there! Asked for shore duty after a long and tough tour and got a set of orders to VP-892 in NAS Alameda, California. (Up to this day, when I read the history I thought it was from NAS Glenview, Illinois) arrived with my wife and two kids on 12/21/51 and left again for NS Sangley Point, Philippines on January 2nd, 1952 for another tour in Korea. Fortunately, made chief out there, and remember our two losses well, I believe within about 18 hours of each other. My crew was swinging off the hook in Buckner Bay being serviced by USS Pine Island (AV-12). Finally got my shore duty at NAS Point Mugu, California and at the end of 1955 returned to VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, then to VU-1 (59?) and onto VR-21. Retired in Hawaii in 1964. Would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates and just learned this week that http://www.patron28.org is on the web due to the outstanding effort of Bob Self AT3 and we're having a Reunion in September. Look it up on the website and contact himself to muster in and finish filling out the roster, if you were in VP-28 any time from '53 to '64. ALOHA..." [E-Mail Updated 11DEC2002 | E-Mail Updated 18JUN2002 | 29APR2001]

CHAGOYA, PH1 Javier jchagoya@nps.navy.mil "...Okay - I've been holding down the fort here for six years. It is the last of the Naval Bases in Central Coast /Northern California. This is it. Naval Postgraduate School. Who knows how much longer she will be here. Next BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure Program) is in 05. We are now in fiscal year 04. If we go away that leaves Lemore, China Lake and San Diego. That doesn't leave a whole lotta places where you can find Navy. Who knew! Anyway - keep your eye on this page. I served with VP-31 and VP-91. Hey Kieth Clever, RJ and the rest of the FE's that saved our asses on those crazy student flights. John Noland in Buttonwillow. How is the cotton business? See on the road..." [30AUG2003]

CHAISSON, AE2 Barry mnb12807@aol.com "...I served with FASRON-201 (1957 to 1959). Prior to FASRON-201 I also went to NATTC NAS Jacksonville, Florida AE Schools support after Malta, HS-11 USS Wasp CVS 18, Essex and Lake Champlain. I now live in Sanger, Ca..." [10JUL2008]

CHAKNIS, George izzychaknis@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-48 from 1964 through October 1966. I was part of the first three crews detached to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam in the fall of 1965 to assist with Market Time operations along with VP-50. We eventually became a six plane detachment rotating every six months with other 48 crews Stateside. Any Shipmates out there from that era?..." [E-Mail Updated 23OCT2009 | E-Mail Updated 22APR2000 | 05NOV98]

CHALFIN, Steve chalfin@uthscsa.edu "...I served as Flight Surgeon in VP-47 from 82-85, also TAD to VP-40 for their NAS Misawa, Japan deployment in 1983. Still in the Reserves as a Flight Surgeon / Ophthalmologist, but nothing beats my time in the VP Navy. I'd love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [04NOV2000]

CHALLGREN, AT2 Gene cgenec@swbell.net "...I served with VP-28 from November 1959 to October 1962. I was an AT and flew as a Radio Operator. We deployed twice to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and also flew down to Christmas Island (Territory of Australia located in the Indian Ocean) for the atomic tests..." [E-Mail Updated 03JAN2010 | Updated 04JAN98]

CHALUT, AVCM Michael Retired chalut@bellsouth.net "...I served with with VP-28 (Hawaiian Warriors) in 1965. We deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines as a Radioman on Crew 6, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with AEWBarRonPac in 1963, VR-21 from 1966 to 1970, and VA-203 / HS-85 / VAQ-209 / VF-202 / VR Wing CM/C / VR-58 from 1970 to 1994..." [E-Mail Updated 18JUL2003 | E-Mail Updated 26MAY99 | 25OCT98]

CHAMBERLAIN, AT2 Gordon gbc1066@gmail.com "...I served with VP-7 (1958-1961) with deployments to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I flew with Crews-5, Crews-8 and Crews-12. I would like to hear from brother Gary (Crew-6)..." [12JUN2013]

CHAMBERLAIN, Ted tedchamberlain@att.net "...I served aboard the USS Pine Island (AV-12) (1960-1962) in the Navigation Division. My best buddies were Burke and Perini..." [05MAY2012]

CHAMBERLIN, Rick vp22er@aol.com "...Served with VP-22 63'-66' crew 12 radar in the P2v's and crew 2 and crew 1 in the P-3's. Still remember the good times, but have totally forgot any bad times. Retired after 30 years with GTE (the other phone company). Now work part time, and play full time at a Golf and Country Club in Florida..." [25DEC2000]

CHAMBERLIN, LT Robert M. c/o his nephew Guy Chamberlin gchambrln@roe35.lth2.k12.il.us

CHAMBERS, AZ1 D. E. rollinshrs@aol.com "...I was stationed with VP-11 NAS Brunswick, Maine, made deployments to NS Rota, Spain - NAS Keflavik, Iceland - San Juan PR 1965 - 1968. Worked in maintenance control office (logs and records) 1965-69 with Chief Simms, Pappy Gurell, Larry Sloan, and Wally Martin. Would like to hear from anyone of you. Larry Sloan passed away several years ago. Anybody know the where abouts of Wally Martin please let me know. My home address is 3708 Ramelle Drive, Council Bluffs IA 51501-7939..." [19FEB99]

CHAMBERS, James (Jim) jimc@airmail.net "...VP48 1964-1966, ATN3, Crew 8 Radioman & Electrical Panel Operator. NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam tour 1966. Trying to keep newsletter going for Vegas Reunion in Oct 2000, need some good Sea Stories..." [14SEP99]

CHAMBERS, Kenneth E. Jr. kchambers@davmail.org "...I served with VP-23 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1962 to 1970. I was a Plane Captain for the eight years I was there. Best duty I had during the twenty two years I spent in the Navy. Some of the best Shipmates you'll ever want to meet..." [28AUG2004]

CHAMBERS, ATC (AW/NAC) Kevin krccham@ziplink.net "...First tour with VP-11 87-91 as an IFT, then to VPU-1 91-95. Currently attached to BUPERS SDC..." [28FEB98]

CHAMBERS, MAJOR Todd A. Retired todd.chambers@hcahealthcare.com "...I served with VP-22 (1972-1977), FASOTRAGRUPAC (1977-1981) at NAS Moffett Field, California and VP-91 (1981-1985). I left the Navy and was commissioned in the U.S. Army..." [E-Mail Updated 22MAR2014 | 02MAY2001]

CHAMBERS, Tom "TD" tomkat@adelphia.net "...I served with VW-11 (09/1962-05/1964) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I flew with Crew-9 as an 18 year old ECM operator! I worked in the Radar Shop when I wasn't vibrating in the sky! I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07MAY98]


CHAMPOUX, Thomas tchampoux@stny.rr.com "...I served in VP-11 from Sept.83 - Sept. 85. Was flown to NAS Keflavik, Iceland half way through a deployment in 83. Saw duty in NAS Bermuda, a short visit to Venezula. A few short trips to the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, back to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, back to NAS Bermuda and then Greenland before getting out. Just wondering if anybody out there remembers some of the good times in VP-11 during those short years..." [03FEB2005]

CHANCELLOR, Brian K. p3bkc@aol.com "...In VP-24 89-91. Deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Some of the best years of my life. Looking for AW2 (MAYBE AW1 by now) Micheal Ted Johnson..." [20MAR98]

CHANDLER, Bill WChand1213@aol.com "...I was in VP-861/VP-18 from July 1951 till October 1954. I was an AO on crew 3 in VP-861 and Crew 11 in VP-18. I had two tours to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. I missed the trip to Malta in 53 [motorcycle accident] and finally NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and Thule Greenland in 54. I would like to hear from any of my Shipmates during this time. Also please contact me for information on our Reunions..." [BIO Updated 21AUG2001 | 05SEP98]

CHANDLER, Jack jchan0210@hotmail.com "...I'm looking to make contact with other former "World Famous Hukkers" from VS-28 (72-73). I joined VS-28 as an AMS in NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and made one Med cruise on the INDY. Following that I served in VS-24 (74-75) on the Saratoga for another hitch in the Med. I've kept in contact with Kim Welker for several years. Lots of memories...Captain John Smith...Carlos Cole...Lincoln Lippincot...the ensign that filled the starboard fuel tank with engine oil and then smoked it all the way from Homestead to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR for Springboard '73....didn't actually make it all the way...had to divert for some repairs, etc...I look forward to hearing from my old buddies..." [16AUG2000]

CHANDLER, James D. D9501@AOL.COM "...I served in VP-22 during 1953-54 time period..." [11JAN99]

CHANEY, C. A. clarencechaney@webtv.net "...I served in VP-28 from 1957 thru 1960 as both a groundpounder and as aircrew. We were in the Marshall Islands for operation Hardtack in 1958 and also deployed to Mcas NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1959-60. I would like to hear from any Shipmates of that era, also I would like to know if there are any VP-28 Neptune era Reunions in te works..." [15DEC98]

CHAPMAN, AMH3 Bill eagleye3842@gmail.com "...I served with Naval Air Development Unit (NADU) from November 1955 to November 1957..." [15SEP2009]

CHAPMAN, Howard L. "Bud" hchapman44@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-42 (1962-1964) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I left the Navy in 1964 and came back in 1967 as a Hospital Corpsman, served in Vietnam with the Marines, got hurt and got medically retired in January 1975. I am looking for a copy of our VP-42 NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment and would also like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03JUN2013 | 28AUG2001]

CHAPMAN, AK1 Rodney D. dublin98@earthlink.net "...I was an AK1 attached to VP-8 from October 1969 until July 1971. Arrived from Viet Nam (FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam). Did deployments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR (Springboard January 1970) and two to NAS Bermuda, before departing to Pensacola area. Lots of fond memories, and some not so fond). Does anyone remember the "horse-shoe pits" i and AMS Frank Gruver VP-24 made in base housing? We had sailors coming out of the woodwork when they heard the "clang". Feel free to contact me..." [24JUL2006]

CHAPMAN, Walter c/o Ken Jones k4682@yahoo.com "...My Father in law, Walter Chapman served in VP-123, crew 13, during the war. My wife an I are planning to provide him with some items, books, articles, etc., of his years in the military and this sight has been very helpful in that regard. However I was wondering if there might be someone from his squadron that might remember him and be able to pass along any rememberances of the time..." [23DEC2004]

CHAPMAN, AT2 William "Bill" wachapman@verizon.net "...I served with VP-65 (1982-1986) as a Reservist and Active Duty with VP-MAU (1986-1990) at NAS Moffett Field, California. I am currently teaching programming, networking and computer repair at a high school and junior college..." [E-Mail Updated 14JAN2011 | 07SEP2003]

CHAPP, James z9358211@worldnet.att.net "...VQ-1 Shipmates NAS Iwakuni, Japan, Mar. 58 thru Sept. 58 Hello!! Anyone still around from that time period? I was an aviation electronic tech in the ECM shop. You might not remember me but I bet you remember the motorcycle accident Sept 13, 58 that Charlie Youngblood and myself were in. Sadly, Charlie died that day and I spent a year in Navy and VA hospitals to recover, had a family, raised three boys and a girl, all married with kids now. 39th wedding anniv. coming up June 18, I'm one of the lucky ones. Would like to hear from anyone that was was there at VQ-1..." [06JUN99]

CHAPPELL, ATN2 Dan dbc1021@yahoo.com "...I served with VAW-115 (1971-1971)..." [05JUL2014]

CHAPPUIS, Harry harry.chappuis@msad.state.mn.us "...I was attached to FAW-5 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia during the mid 1960's. I was a radioman 2nd class and was just wondering if anyone served during the same timeframe?..." [11JUL2000]

CHARBONNEAUX, Thomas E. c/o Jean Charbonneaux jcharb8@msn.com "...I'm writing on behalf of my father, Thomas E. Charbonneaux, and Merlin "Ike" Eichelberger, a good friend of the family. We were going through some of my fathers navy things and came across a patch for FASRON-117. They were stationed in Hawaii from about 1951 - 1954. Tom was later transferred to NAS Alameda, California, then Sasebo, then Hunters Point, then Tokyo, then San Francisco before retiring from the Navy at 20 years. Ike only stayed in the Navy for a few years, then made his home in Southern California. Would like to hear from anyone who knew Ike or Tom..." [08JUN2004]

CHARLES, Wes bert541@optonline.net "...I served with VP-26 from June 1960 through December 1963. Had a great time. ADJ2 and senior Plane Captain in the squadron when I was discharged from NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I would like to hear from any of my Shipmates..." [27JUN2003]

CHARLTON, AW2 Richard G. "Rick" rgcrut65@outlook.com "...I served with VP-5 (1970-1971) with deployments to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba..." [08DEC2022]

CHARNEVSKY, AMH Stan juiceit@earthlink.net "...I was stationed at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas VT-29 from June 6, 1966 until October 2, 1969. I was an AMH in the airframe shop and Chief Ward was the head of our shop. I had a very good time there with my Shipmates some of whom I still keep in touch with after all of these years. I am trying to contact anybody that was there in this time period..." [26JUL2005]

CHARNOCK, Wade wcharnock@aol.com "...Served with VP-8 from 1987 to 1993. I met a bunch of folks and I am looking for one crazy Lt. Holt Andrew. He may be in the Reserves???? I also was at COMPATWINGSLANT for a year and then serve at CPW-5 from May 1994 through August 1996. Hey you taters...send some emails. I am currently attached to Bureau of Naval Personnel in Millington on 6 months of ADSW orders. God Bless, I am working toward the Chaplain Candidacy program and am in Seminary now as a part-time student..." [16DEC99]

CHARSKY, Eric W. EWCHARSKY1@aol.com "...After leaving the Q, and going into Army Special Ops it is good too see a way to track old sgdn mates down. I am interested in tracking anyone down that was in the Q from 88-93, any info please let me know..." [21SEP2000]

CHARTIER, AZ2 James J. ffpd501@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-23 from May 1976 till June 1979. Deployed to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal in 1977/1978. My roomate was AO3 Joe Elmore, who died in 1978, in crash of LJ-4. I don't know if anyone remembers but Joe had been in the Army before and fought front line combat in Nam. He was also wounded numerous times. He told me he loved the military but wanted a "safer" job so he hooked up with the Navy and came to VP-23. Only to been involved in that fatal crash where we all lost some of our brothers. I then deployed the following year to NS Rota, Spain. What a party! The following year I extended my tour of duty and landed out at NWEF, Alburquerque, New Mexico. I got out in 1981 and have been in law enforcement ever since. Currently a sergeant with the Fort Fairfield Police Dept, in Maine. My times with VP-23 were the most memorable in my life. I miss all of you and wish all fair winds and following seas..." [07NOV2004]

CHASE, Art aem-vp-22@mlode.com "...I was stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1956 thru 1959 in VP-22 AEMAN Crew 12 in NAS Iwakuni, Japan and Crew 2 in NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Would like to hear from anyone who was in the squadron at this time..." [E-Mail Updated 13SEP2003 | 13MAR2001]

CHASE, Eugene C. LCDR Retired willowchase@worldnet.att.net "...I was a member of VP-61 (photo squadron) based at NAS Miramar. Deployed to Alaska summers of 1947/48 on aerial surveys of Navy Petroleum Reserve #4 in northern Alaska. We were based at Big Delta (SE of Fairbanks), and Nome..." [20MAR99]

CHASE, AW1 GEORGE in2knh@mediaone.net "...Where are all thouse cool people from "CPOBS"? VP-4, VP-22, Commander, Patrol Wing Five (CPW-5), and VP-10. Keep em flyin !!! Hey Rookie, Yer sea daddy got senile!..." [E-Mail Updated 12NOV2000 | E-Mail Updated 13DEC99 | 02JUN98]

CHASE, Hal HChase1035@aol.com "...In 1978 I transitioned from a non-acoustic sensor operator to an acoustic operator and was stationed with VP-44 from 1979 to 1983..."

CHASE, ADR2 Rev Wayne shiloh@integrityol.com "...I served in VP-45 from 62-65 and flew as Plane Captain on the P5M and Flight Engineer on the P-3A. I would very much like to get in contact with others from the squadron of that era..." [08JUN98]

CHASTAIN, Fred fredchastain3@hotmail.com "...I served with VW-1 from 1969-1970 as a radio operator. As a member of "Sullivans Savages" we got the "Low Level Typhoon Penetration Patch". Hung out with Nick Nicholson and Tom Werner. Went to VP-46 in 1971. We deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1972. I was FCO on Crew 12 and the Natops bluecard holder for Radio. Got out in 1972 and joined the reserves while in college and flew with VP-91 from 1974 - 1978 as FCO/Natops examiner. Spent 25 years in the high tech industry in Silicon Valley. Now work for a startup on Seattle. Hope to hear from anyone who served with me. Nick Nicholson still owes me $10.00..." [E-Mail Updated 01AUG2007 | E-Mail Updated 27JAN2003 | 10OCT2000]

CHATHAM, TONY tcrctj@sprintmail.com "...Saw a bunch of names I recognized from my time in VP-40 (91-93). Currently serving as V-2 Div-O on the Ike. Looking forward to hearing from some old squadron-mates. Anyone seen Ray Leavitt?..."

CHATMAN, Jim jchatman@cw.net "...Served with VP-661 and would like to get together with some of the old members..." [18APR2000]

CHAUVIN, AX2 Daniel dchauvin@dcconsultinggroup.net "...I served with VP-17 as a Crew-5 and Crew-17 IFT. Too many stories to tell but fond memories of the PI with Rich Youdall, Ken Pounds , Bill Waite and may others. Will never forget the repo to Malaysia when we lost 5K’ in five seconds in heavy weather. If wasn’t for LCDR Wally Gorrell and LT Tony Falk we would have been in the drink. Many laughs..." [28NOV2017]

CHAVEZ, CAPTAIN Carlos M. http://www.cprw11.navy.mil/Commodore.html "...Upon graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1981 Captain Chavez completed flight training in Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Flight Officer. From 1983 to 1986 he was assigned to VP-1 home-ported in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While with the Screaming Eagles he completed two WESTPAC deployments to Okinawa and NAS Misawa, Japan. He served as the Command Security Manager, NFO Training Officer, and AW Division Officer. Captain Chavez' next assignment was to the West Coast FRS, VP-31, in NAS Moffett Field, California. There he served as the P-3C (Update III) Transition Coordinator, NFO Training Officer and P-3B (MOD) AIRPAC NATOPS Instructor/Evaluator. Following this tour he was assigned as the Assistant Navigator in USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). There he qualified as Officer of the Deck (OOD) Underway and completed a deployment to the Arabian Gulf where USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT joined coalition forces in support of DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. In January 1992, Captain Chavez reported to PVP-47, deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan. In March 1992, he was assigned temporary duty to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command where he served as the Air Operations Officer. He returned to VP-47 in August 1992 and served as the Training Officer and Operations Officer. Following his Aviation Department Head tour, Captain Chavez reported to the Naval Postgraduate School. Upon completing his Master's degree in Information Technology Management he was assigned as the Systems Management Curricular Officer. In December 1997, Captain Chavez reported to VP-40 as Executive Officer and assumed command in February 1999. While with the Fighting Marlins he completed a WESTPAC deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan. From 2000 to 2002, Captain Chavez was assigned to USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) as the ship's Navigator. In October 2001, the USS CARL VINSON was on-station in the North Arabian Sea and had the distinction of launching the first air strikes into Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Captain Chavez assumed command of CPRW-11 on 29 January 2003..." [29JUN2003]

CHAVEZ, AO3 Leonard email@lpcsoftware.com "...I served with VP-50 (1974-1977) with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Agana, Guam and NAF Misawa, Japan and flew with Crew-5 (NATOPS). I have two VP-50 plaques that I prominently display in my office. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20MAY2013 | 09JUL2001]

CHAVEZ, AMS2 Louis Jr. ljc880-5@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-60 from 1980-1985 SAR. I still live in South Chicago. I miss all the great cruises with the great Orion. It's a shame and a big mistake NAS Glenview, Illinois had to close down in the name of the almighty dollar for developers. Gods Speed to all my fellow Shipmates from VP-60 I served with. It was a great time..." [E-Mail Updated 11FEB2009 | 05JAN2008]

CHEATHAM, Frank cheatm@gmail.com "...I served aboard NAS Brunswick, Maine (1969-1971) AMD and VP-11 (1971-1972) AMD with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand..." [20NOV2015]

CHEESEMAN, AO Joseph E. joe@jcremodelinginc.com "...I served with VP-64 (1979) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [26MAR2014]

CHEMENTE, ADCS(NAC) John Retired jchemente@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-2 at NS Rota, Spain flying in the EP-3E and EA-3B. I also served aboard the USS John F. Kennedy and AIMD Production Control Supervisor. I retired in 1996..." [10JUL2009]

CHENAULT, DONALD G. DONRICO@worldnet.att.net "...Shipmates I'M ONE OF THE ORIGINAL TRIM AND VAH-21 Shipmates. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR 30-YEAR Reunion SEE EVERTONE IN SEPT..." [E-Mail Updated 23AUG98 | 07FEB98]

CHENAULT, AW Ellis B. ellis@chenaultstudios.com "...I served with VP-16 as an AW (acoustic) from 1970 through 1973. Serving with THE EAGLES has given me some of the best memories I have ... deployed to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NAS Bermuda, South America with UNITAS and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I am trying to locate a crewmate Jack White who was an AO during the same time. I would love to come to any VP-16 Reunion..." [18MAR2002]

CHENEY, Mark marknrene@hotmail.com "...Currently at NAS Dallas TX..."

CHAVEZ, Macario G. c/o his daughter Lil Pfaff lilpfaff@embarqmail.com "...My Father, Macario G. Chavez, served with CASU-14 from 1943 to 1944 at Munda Point, New Georgia. Looking for anyone else who served at that time in that place..." [27FEB2008]

CHERRY, Larry LarryPopPop@aol.com "...I was in VS-28 from 76 to 79. Made 2 meds and what about that Brasil cruise. Still in contact with some of the guys. Will Lemon, Jr. Rothwell the Tennessee boys..." [02SEP2000]

CHERRY, CPO Lloyd R. Jr. Retired bcbike@roadrunner.com "...I served with VP-23 from December 27, 1968 to August 5, 1971. I was Leading Chief at the time of my retirement. I was Maintenance Chief on Night Check before that..." [22SEP2008]

CHERRY, Ray rayandrose@earthlink.net "...I was a member of VP-94 from February 1942 till the squadron went to South America.We flewPBY5A on the east coast..." [10NOV2000]

CHESHIER, AXC Steve cheshierfamily@etcmail.com "...I served with VP-56 from 1966 to 1970 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia and then NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I was an AXC and for most of that time was night shift squadron maintenance chief. I also was the flight tech on Crew 8. CDR Ben Poe was the crew pilot and Harry Grinder (who I am still occasionally in touch with) was the flight engineer. I loved the Navy although I got out in 1970 (after 12 years) to go to graduate school at Purdue in electrical engineering. I went on to get a Ph.D. at Illinois. I retired in 1998 after nearly 20 years as a university president in Georgia. I think of my friends in VP-56 often and am still in touch with several. I remember a flight to Denmark, a deployment to NS Rota, Spain, short stays in NAS Sigonella, Sicily and then a detachment to Sudha Bay, Crete. Great times!..." [E-Mail Updated 20DEC2008 | 05FEB2004]

CHESLEY, CDR (JIM) c/o his Daughter twobythec@worldnet.att.net "...I am writing for my Father who does not have a computer yet. But he will when his Granddaughter is online! To the point Dad loved flying P5M. We lived in Bermuda around 1961-1963. It was a very ahappy time for our family! If anyone from those times would like to get in touch with my parents, please e-mail me. Jim and Marie are living in Patuxent River, Maryland. Happy, healthy, and loving retired life...I know my Dad flew the P5M with VP-49 in NAS Bermuda. I think he flew P2's with VP-45 and I think he was in VP-5, not sure what he flew with them..." [22JUN99]

CHEYER, John jpcheyer@hotmail.com "...Served with VP-8 from December 1956 to January 1960 as a 2nd mechanic and Plane Captain. Love to hear from other members of LC 5 (128361)and(131410) such as Lt.Jg. McArdle, Lt.Jg. Kramer, Al Kres, Duke Snyder, Cliff Puckett. Other names escape me. Tour included Quanset, Chincoteague and Norfolk..." [14FEB2000]

CHEYNEY, ADCS David Retired patrolman42@hotmail.com "...I was stationed In VP-4 from 1983-1988 and 1991-1994. I made deployments to NSF Diego Garcia 1985, NAS Adak, Alaska 1986, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines 1987, NSF Diego Garcia 1992, and NAS Misawa, Japan 1994. I retired in September 1994. I enjoyed my time with the Skinney Dragon's. If anybody remembers me e-mail me..." [04JUL2001]

CHIANESE, Tony chiana60@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-833 from 1964 to 1967 at NAS New York, New York. I am looking for a squadron patch (constalation "ORION" (the hunter) crushing a sub) - any help would be appreciated..." [30MAY2011]

CHIARAVALLE, Tony tonychiaravalleatmsn.com "...I went to VP-8 from boot camp in Jan 1956 until discharge in Oct 1959. I went back to the military after 1 1/2 yrs and retired in 1983. I would like to here from anyone that was in VP-8 during the same time as me..." [17JUL2001]

CHIASSON, AW1 Earl A. III aswkingfish@yahoo.com "...I served at NAS Millington, TN in 1975 flying S-2 aircraft and transfered over to VP-67 in 1976 also at NAS Millington, TN. I was a TAR until 1981 and began my SELRES career in 1981 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana until 1985 when I was transfered to VP-5056 for a few short months until finally transferring into VP-94 in 1985 to present. I will be retiring December 7, 2002. Would love to here from any Shipmates..." Personal WebSite: http://kingfishland.com/ [URL Updated 30JUL2009 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 08AUG2002 | 02MAR2000]

CHICK, Scot btmline@ime.net "...I was an Aviation Electronics Technician with VP-26 from '79 - '82. I was TAD to AIMD and made deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Had some really good times and just found this awesome web site. I'm still in contact with some old "Buds" but have lost track of a bunch, too..." [21SEP2000]

CHICKERING, PR3 Kenneth kenny-c@charter.net "...I served with VU-10 April 1951 to April 1953 as a PR3. Those were good days..." [06FEB2011]

CHIDICHIMO, Matt agm84matt@aol.com "...I was a BATMAN (VP-24) Ordy 91 thru 94. Had a great time! I recently moved back to Florida from Idaho to go to school and would like to find some friends from 24. Mike Banzen and Dan Gillespie, if your out there, call me. (407)302-4573..." [E-Mail Updated 15APR2005 | E-Mail Removed 29JUN2003 | E-Mail Updated 07NOV2000 | E-Mail Updated 03MAR2000 | Updated BIO/E-Mail 09SEP99 | 06OCT97]

CHILCOTE, SN Alan W. "Chilly" spaceball94@aol.com "...I served with VP-56 (1976-1977) in the NATOPS/Safety Office. Trying to get a hold of David S. Leeper..." [16JAN2011]

CHILDERS, AT2 Bill carbinebill@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-40 (1970-1974) with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and twice to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and detachments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Tainan Air Base, Osan Air Base, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, NAS Agana, Guam, NSF Diego Garcia, Iran and NAS Adak, Alaska..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25OCT2020 | 17APR98]

CHILDERS, AT1 Dave Retired p3abcift@aol.com "...I served with VP-31 (Radio Operator School) 1971, VP-40 from May 1971 to August 1972, VP-8 from July 1976 to August 1978, VP-90 from January 1979 to April 1982, VP-92 from April 1982 to September 1983, VP-30 from September 1983 to May 1984 (IFT School P-3C), VP-MAU from May 1984 to May 1988, VP-92 from May 1988 to December 1992 and Retired December 31, 1992. I worked at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as a Senior Logistics Analyst on T-39N Program with KETRON and currently retired and living in St. Louis area. Who, out there, remembers making it rain in Okinawa- (1971/1972 Crew 5 BUNO 154586)?..." [BIO Updated 05FEB2007 | E-Mail Updated 05SEP2001 | E-Mail Updated 15OCT98]

CHILDERS, DP2 Don dchilders@san.rr.com "...I was attached to CPW-2 TSC from July 1975 to September 1977. I worked in ADP as a DP3 and advanced to DP2 while I was there. Uopn departure from the command I didn't receive a placque and am interested in acquiring one..." [08OCT2006]

CHILDERS, Robert vchilder@ix.netcom.com "...After AW "A" school and VP-31. I was attached to VP-9 until Oct '76. Left active duty and was a reserve until Feb '77 when I became a TAR and was attached to NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I was attached to VP-90 from May '80 to Oct '83. Next came NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and the NATOPS team where I was SS3 Evaluator, alternate Evaluator, Instructor at RATCEN, TTT member and Evaluator again until Jul '90. From there it was VP-94 until I retired in Oct '94. If you want to see what's been happening since then (a lot has been going on!), go to the link and check my web page" http://www1.netcom.com/~vchilder/bob.html..." [11AUG99]

CHILDS, AX3 Larry larry.childs@comcast.net "...I served in VP-24 from 1964 to 1967 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I was an "AX3", Anti-Submarine Warfare Technician. As a designated Aircrewman, I flew and operated Julie/ECM/Mad/Sniffer avionics equipmnet aboard Flight Crew LR-12 (BUNO: 135550). Would like to hear from anyone else who served in that squadron during those years..." [13DEC2004]

CHILDS, AO2 Patrick PSCHILDS@TVA.GOV "...I served as a AO2 with VP-56 from 1988 to 1991. Would like to hear from old friends..." [27MAY2003]

CHING, AD2 Joseph jching15@sprintpcs.com "...I served with VR-55 from 1986 to 1998. I am back in the reserves and looking for Shipmates from VR-55. I need to contact somebody from VR-55 now. I have some question to counselor and about my records. Please call me (510-331-5250) if you have some information or the number to VR-55..." [11JAN2004]

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CHIONG, AW2 Eric echiong12@gmail.com "...I served with VP-22 (1986-1989) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Great Squadron! Worked my way from SS-2 to SS-1..." [06AUG2016]

CHISHOLM, Keith qaysi@aol.com "...I joined VPB 27 in November 1945 and stayed with it until discharge in June 1946. I was an ARM. Haven' t kept in touch with any of the crew but would like to hear from them..."

CHISM, AW2 Danny danny_chism@hotmail.com "... I served with VP-47 from 1985 to 1988. I served with Crew-1 as a SS2 for a NSF Diego Garcia deployment in 1985 and with Crew-5 as SS1 for a NAF Misawa, Japan deployment in 1987. I am currently a Captain in Command of an Infantry Company in the Arkansas Army National Guard. I would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14OCT2009 | 31JAN2000]

CHITWOOD, Wallace wjameschitwood@outlook.com "...I served with VP-16 from 1969-1970. I cooked and cleaned the barricks while deployed to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I would like to hear from anyone that remembers me plus anyone that was in Project 112..." [E-Mail Updated 26APR2019 | 10FEB2003]

CHIVERS, ABH3 Steve stevenmchivers@n-connect.net "...I served with VP-6 from 1972-1975 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NSF Diego Garcia, Utapao, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, Taipei, NAS Adak, Alaska, Elmendorf, and Hong Kong. These were some of the best times of my life. Bob Arneson, Wally Aiken, Willy Benjamin. We had some good times. I still have pictures of us all. I lived in Eva Beach and Maili Pt. Not to far from the Makaha crew. Remember Joe Checki and Steve Chivers? I worked for Chief Chadwick in Electric Shop then went to Line Crew and worked for ABH1 Alex Anda. Worked for Chief Dawson at Diego. This is Great. Ijust stepped back in time for awhile tonight..." [21MAR2002]

CHMARA, Ray traray61@aol.com "...I served with VP-10 from 1980 to 1984. I survied the icelandic hostage crisis and yes it sure is hard to be humble when you are a ten..." [01NOV2009]

CHOSE, Fred fld586@yahoo.com "...VP-17 from 1976 through 1979 with two deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [25JAN2010]

CHOUINARD, ADJ2 Roy V. royvc@uspba.com "...I was a ADJ2 and served with VP-731 AND VP-732. Both of these were Reserve squadrons stationed at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan. We were called Station Keepers because we were on active duty and spent our time keeping the planes up and running, working with and training the reserves. This included weekend and two week tours. During my year and a half we went to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Norfolk, Virginia, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, covered some Cuba "problems," NAS Glenview, Illinois, and the bases in Boston and New Jersey. I served from 1958 through 1963. The rest of the time I spent at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan and worked on AD-5 Skyraiders. Seems that all the ADR's were working on jet's and most of the ADJ's were working on Recips (3350). I am proud to have served as a station keeper as we had no P2 accidents and had no injury acident..." [07JUN2002]

CHOWANSKI, ADR3 George caleb8123@att.net "...I served with VP-49 (06/1963-07/1966)..." [25SEP2013]

CHRISLEY, Harvey B. harvey.chrisley@poboxes.com "...I'm retired Navy and spent the last five years of my career in VP's (the first 15 years was A6's). I was in VP-31, VP-50 and VP-46. I was in 50 in '91 when the mid-air happened and we lost 27 people - two were from my shop. It brought back a lot of memories reading about it on your site..." [02FEB99]

CHRISTENSEN, Bruce D. Chris_bg@bellsouth.net "...I was a product of the 4x6 program and served with VP-45X2/ VP-94 from 2/67 thru 2/73. I was discharged as an ADR1 and served in many positions during that time. I enjoyed my with aircraft and later obtained a license and ratings that I had to give up because of hypertension. I would welcome hearing from anyone who served with the squadron during that period..." [01DEC99]

CHRISTENSEN, AMS2 David "Chris" barracudadave67@hotmail.com "...I was stationed at RAF West Malling in Kent, England from 1963 to 1964. In 1964 we moved to RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England. I was one of the first to go there. West Malling was pristine Naval Duty. I was an AMS3 working in the airframes shop. Lots of fond memories of West Malling and Mildenhall and the great flights all over Europe in the R4D-8s. The Five Pointed Star Pub in West Malling was the place to hang out. Proprieter Mr Tom Batt would lend you 5 pounds if you were broke. After Mildenhall I ended up in VT-1 at NAAS Saufley Field, Pensacola, Florida in a round about way. It took me a year to get there and then I was discharged. A few months later I was back in the Navy at NAS Memphis, Tennessee for school and then onto NAS Boca Chica, Florida where I was injured and had to take a Medical Discharge. I would like to here from any one who was at these station with me. I am now retired and planning on going on a trip to Europe with my wife soon..." [25JUN2009]

CHRISTENSEN, AX2 Kent kentc57@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-17 (1976-05/1979)..." [23AUG2014]

CHRISTENSEN, Peter peterd@uswest.net "...I was a member of VP #9 and was stationed in Alameda CA, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska. I was a aerial photographer during that period. I have a tremendous amount of aerial and still photography of many members of patrol squadron VP-9. I have the original orders of assisting the USS Nautlis upon the first journey under the North Pole. I was present at that occasion. My commanding officer was Commander T. H. T. Norris, SLC. I would like to hear from you and see if the photographs I have are of interest to anyone..." [21APR99]

CHRISTIAN, PN3 Bill billchristian@dc.rr.com "...I served with VP-22 (1967-1969) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Retired and living in La Quinta, California. Married for 38 years, two sons living in Texas, one grand daughter with one more on the way. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [27JUN2012]

CHRISTIE, AF3 Ronald ronchristie1@bresnan.net "...I attended Boot camp at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (September 1946), Pre-flight at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and Aerial Gunnery School (October 1946 to December 1946) at NAS Yellow Water, Florida where we fired tracers during the day and fought resulting forest fires at night, AF Training at NAS NAS Pensacola, Florida (January 1947 to June 1947), VP-MS-3 at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (July 1947 to February 1948) and VP-HL-13 to discharge in April 1948. Flew to Pacific assignment on an old "MARS" Priority and returned to states on a Troop Transport Gen. Breckenbridge with hundreds of others. Got to see it all -- shot several loose mines on the way back and discharged from Treasure Island, CA. Paid off in $2.00 bills to impress San Francisco Community. I still have one of the Bills. Fondest memories are of Shore Patrol duties..." [26MAR2009]

CHRISTIANSON, LCDR Don Retired dchris@fairpoint.net "...I served with VP-69 (Plank Owner) from November 1, 1970 and served until my retirement in October 1994. I began with VP-69 as CWO2 and held numerous Maintenance Department positions, including Maintenance Officer. In my 24 years with the squadron, there were a lot of great times. I am currently living in Selah, WA and would enjoy hearing from former Shipmates. I also monitor the entries on the VP-69 Alumni Facebook at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vp68alumni/..." [BIO Updated 17AUG2011 | E-Mail Updated 13JAN2008 | 05NOV2000]

CHRISTINA, CWO Wallace B Retired wchris@proaxis.com "...Served in WW2 in VPB-21 aboard the Chandeluer from April through November 1945. I was 1st Ordnance and Bombadier. Skipper was Lt. Comdr Eichorn. Flew all over the inland seas from Formosa and assisted saving downed airman up the Yangtse River. Lost our plane in Ominato Air Drome in Japan 2 days after the surrender of Japan. Would love to hear from some of you guys I flew with. Retired from Air Force as CWO-# 1965..." [07SEP99]

CHRISLIP, Ron "PINO" ronchrislip@netscape.net "...I was in VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1973 to 1977. I retired as an AKCS "AW" in 1997 and I now work at the Naval Air Warfare Center at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAY2001 | 26DEC98]

CHRISTIE, ADR3 Jack foxx2@windstream.net "...I served with VT-29 from 1962 to 1965 as an ADR-3 in the EBU department with chief collins and chief McLure. I would like to here from Shipmates that served the same years..." [10FEB2009]

CHRISTOFFERSON, AWCS Darrell J. Retired kg7mo@aboutmontana.net "...I flew with VP-56 from 1965-1970, VX-1 1970-1973, VP-16 1973-1977, then NISC Washington DC 1977-1980, USS Forrestal 1980-1982, and finally ASWOC/TSC NAS Bermuda 1982-1986. I have many great memories of flying in the P2's and P-3's and was one of the first qualified Sensor 3 operators on one of the "new" P-3C aircraft at VP-56 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Now living in NW Montana, my home, I hear and see the old P2 and occasionally P-3 aircraft fly over my house many days every summer (especially in 2000) on their way to drop fire retardant on forest fires. VPers are the best!..." [02APR2001]

CHRISWELL, Brian K. brchr3@aol.com "...I served with VP-23 until the end in 1994, was the SS3 on CAC-1. Had some great times with the SeaHawks, from NAS Brunswick, Maine to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, to Jeddah and over Bosnia!..." [24AUG2001]

CHRYSLER, Bryan salty1sailor@hotmail.com "...I served with VC-1 from 1968 to 1970. I was an A-4 Plane Captian and Flight Line Troubleshooter..." [26MAY2009]

CHRYSTAL, AT1 Shawn (TAILLEFER) jchrystal95@cs.com "...I served with VP-4 from 1983-1986, Recruiter Twin Falls, Id. from 1986-1989, Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC) from 1989-1991, and VP-47 from 1991-1992..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2003 | 11NOV98]

CHUMBLER, Gene bcas5@aol.com "...Looking for members and a Reunion. Dates of service December 1956 through September 1958. Worked in personal office, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington September 1956 through September 1957. Worked in communications September 1957 through March 1958 deployed NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Back to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington until September 1958 in Administration Office..." [25APR2000]

CHURCH, David C. dchurch@bigriver.net "...I was an AX2 in VP-22 from 1966-68. I served as a crew member in crews 4 and 8. I changed rate to AT and left the squadron near the end of the Naha, Okinawa (68) deployment to go to AVI(B) school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I made AT1, got instructor duty, taught for 5 years. I got out in 1974 after 10 years and have lived and worked in the Memphis area ever since..." [17JAN99]

CHURCH, AWCM Don don_church@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1987 to 1990, VP-30 from 1990 to 1993, USS Theodore Roosevelt from 1993 to 1997, NAVAIR from 1997 to 2000, VP-16 frm 2000 to 2003 and currently with COMPATRECONWING 11..." [13SEP2004]

CHURCH, Edward D. c/o His Son Matt Church mattdive159@aol.com "...My father entered the VP-57 Squadron in the spring of 1952 and left in 1955. He is new to computers and we just came across this website. His name is Edward D. CHURCH, and he would like to find out as much information concerning his time of duty as possible. He was stationed on NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. If anyone has more information for him, or may even remember the name, please email me with the information. He would really like to speak to some old friends, and find more info relating to his time served. He ras a radio operator on a P2V Neptune..." [28AUG2000]

CHURCHILL, AT3 James K. jchurch@hollinet.com "...I served as a crewman AT-3 with ZP-871, NARTU, NAS Oakland, California from 1953-1958. One good fire on ship off Jamaica/GTMO. Still around..." [25FEB2002]

CHURCHILL, Ryan L. mtnmanrc61@hotmail.com "...Proudly served with VP-17 from 86-89..." [25APR2005]

CHVATAL, Phil chvatal@msn.com "...I spent '68-'69 in VP-31 at North Island. '69-'71 with VP-11 at Brunswick ME. Worked the avionics shop (AT2). It was a great time to grow and lots of lessons we did learn. Peace..."

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