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Memorial Picture "...COLE, CDR Iven Martin...And an American Airlines Captain, passwed away suddently at his residence, "Journey's End" in Powhatan August 21, 2001. He was a navy veteran assigned as a P-3 "Orion" pilot in the Pacific. He was a member of Navy Reserve Squadron VP-68 and retired with twenty-one years service. He was a Super 80 Captain with twenty-three years of service with American Airlines. Iven was a member of the American Legion, Fleet Reserve Associaton, VP-68 Alumni Association, TailHook Association, Powhatan Moose Lodge #1840, Virginia Student Aid Foundation, Virginia Alumni Association, and a life long member of the St. Luke's Episcopal Church and a member of the Vestry and served as Sr. Warden for one term. Anyone wanting to remember Iven, pleae make contributions to the St. Luke's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 245 Huguenot Trail Road, Powhatan, VA..." VP-68 Alumni Association Newsletter [23SEP2001]

Memorial Picture "...COLEMAN, Edward (Ned) P....My dad, Edward (Ned) P. Coleman, (USNA Class of 1945) was Missile Officer with VP-24 (probably about 1953-54, but possibly a little earlier). He has just recently died, and we are trying to find information about his career for his obituary and to satisfy our own curiosity. It is very interesting to see how my memories match up with actual history! I know where we were stationed and when, but I don't always have the most accurate understanding of what my Dad was actually doing while we were there. If anyone has any information that would be helpful, my sisters and I would certainly appreciate it! Thanks for any help you can offer...Margaret Coleman Soule soule@vermontel.net..." [21APR2002]

Memorial Picture "...COLEMAN, CAPTAIN James "Tex"...Captain James (Tex) Coleman (USN retired) of San Angelo, Texas passed from this earth on Monday, June 15, 2009 of natural causes at the age of 79. He was born on November 3, 1929 to Doris and Johnnie Coleman in Artesia, California and married the former June Overby of Kenedy, Texas on September 1, 1956. He is survived by his wife of 52 years June Coleman; sister Charlene Elkins Browne and her husband Morris Browne of Houston, Texas; son King Coleman of Raleigh, North Carolina; daughter Kim Meyer and her husband Mike Meyer of San Angelo, Texas; and son Kyle Coleman of Houston, Texas. He also has 5 grandchildren: Lauren Meyer, Steven Meyer, Jason Meyer, Patrick Coleman, and Jeffrey Coleman. Tex was a decorated aviator in the United States Navy where he served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Among the squadrons he served in were VP-1 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and VP-4 NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan 1960-62. Upon his retirement after 30 years in the Navy, he taught high school math in the Beeville, Runge, and Schertz-Cibolo Independent School Districts. He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle who will be deeply missed by all whose lives he touched. He was truly an officer and a gentleman. His family would like to express their appreciation to the following for their care and support: Dr. James Melott M.D., Dr. Michael Cornell M.D., Dr. Brad McIver M.D.; the 5th floor and ICU nursing staffs of Shannon Medical Center, Hospice of San Angelo, the staff of Myrtlewood Estates, Reverend Dr. Stephen Sweet, Reverend Ken Dahlberg, and the members of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church. A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Tex Coleman will be held at Johnson's Funeral Home Chapel in San Angelo on Thursday, June 18 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Hospice of San Angelo or your favorite charity. Family and friends may sign an online memorial at http://www.MeM.com..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [26JUN2009]

Memorial Picture "...COLEMAN, PO1 James M...My Father, PO1 James M. Coleman, passed April 2007. Dad served with VP-16 during his Navy career. I'm trying to piece together his Navy career through the units he was in and would like to hear from any of his former Shipmates...Gwen (Coleman) Menz gwe@madisontelco.com..." [04JAN2009]

Memorial Picture "...COLES, Clarence Jr...My deceased father, Clarence Coles, Jr., served with VPB-128, VPB-198 and VPB-200. Dad flew as a Radar Operator aboard a PV-1 in China..." Contributed by Richard Coles richard@colesintr.com [14MAR2012]

Memorial Picture "...COLLETT, CMDCM Charles Edward...CMDCM Charles Edward COLLETT, 65, of Pensacola died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. During his service years of 1962 - 1992, Chuck was a Flight Engineer in VP-17 (71-74) and VP-4 (77-81). He served as Command Senior Chief in VPU-2 (84-86) and as Command Master Chief in VRC-50 (87-92). For those wishing to post a remembrance for CMDCM Charles E. "Chuck" Collett there is a guestbook at http://www.webfh.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=331574&fh_id=10966..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [22OCT2010]

Memorial Picture "...COLLINS ADJC Donald...My cousin and fellow VP-8 Shipmate, Donald Collins, ADJC (RET) died at his home in Pleasent Grove, Arkansas on July 14. He was a flight engineer in VP-8 when I joined the Navy in 1969, and helped me get orders to VP-8 in 1970. I don't remember what crew he was on. His carreer overlapped with both my father, ADRC Richard (N) Decker, a WWII, Korea and early Vietnam vetern of the VP Navy (PBY, PB4Y-2, MARS Boats and S2F's in the VS community)and my own...Terry A. Decker jadecker@yahoo.com..." [21JUL2005]

Memorial Picture "...COLLINS, Tom...It is with deep sorrow that I pass on the news of the death of one our own, PT2 Tom Collins, in April of last year. Tom served with VP-23 in NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1964-1966 (at least.) He and I were roomies at AFAITC (the Armed Forces Air Intelligence Training Center) in Denver during the summer of 1964. He went to VP-23, I went to NAS Norfolk, Virginia and VP-24. I'm sure all who remember Tom will recall his huge smile and his warmth. Please think of him when you revisit your VP memories...brickhaus43@aol.com..." [12JAN2006]

Memorial Picture "...COLLINS, Walt...My father, CDR Walt Collins, Retired, passed away on June 22, 2001. Walt was Commanding Officer of VP-23 from 1959 through 1961, Operations Officer aboard the USS Currituck (AV-7) from 1961 through 1963 and flew Blimps and P2V aircraft with various other squadrons over the years. His love of the Navy was only bettered by his love for his wife Josey (of 51 years) and his four children. God Blesds you all!...Walter V. Collins, Jr. wwcollins@mindspring.com..." [25JUN2001]

Memorial Picture "...COLEMAN, LT Jim...My father, Jim Coleman, passed away December 8th, 2015 from complications after a really bad stroke. Dad served as a pilot with VP-50 (1968-1970) and VT-3 (1970-1972). If any of Dad's Shipmates are interested in further details - please contact me. Thanks..." Contributed by James Roth jamesrothemail@icloud.com [10DEC2015]

Memorial Picture "...COLOMITZ, John...I joined the United States Navy in December of 1967 in Jacksonville Florida. Another of the most memorable things during my enlistment was meeting a most unique fellow. That man was John Colomitz. Big John, as we called him was a strikingly handsom, upbeat and interesting guy who was about 6 feet 4 inches tall. He always had a mischievious twinkle in his eye, and a laugh that one could not help but be drawn to. John and I served together for many years. As an enlisted man, he earned his AirCrew Wings and served as an aircrew member in Antisubmarine Patrol Squadron VP-7F-2 based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He earned these same wings and service medal as I did. We flew many patrol missions off the East Coast of Florida keeping track of Soviet submarines, both conventional and nuclear powered. When we began service, we flew in the old World War II vintage Lockheed P2V Neptune's. Big John was honorably discharged from the Navy. John had the great misfortune to have contracted Multiple Sclerosis sometime after having left the Naval Air Reserves, and "shipped out" for that great port above. All who knew John, miss him very much, and will never forget his kind, engaging manner. If any of you who may find this, that knew John or served with us, have stories or pictures of John Colomitz, please contact me so that the information can be included in this tribute to him. Memorial WebSite: http://bellsouthpwp.net/j/a/jaljr/colomitz.htm..." Contributed by LEYNES, John A. Jr. john@flarr.com [E-Mail Updated 10MAR2010 | 14SEP2004]

Memorial Picture "...COLTON, Richard C...Obituary; Richard C. Colton, at 86, WWII vet, boxing champ - Boston Herald, January, 2003 - Richard C. Colton of Brewster, a retired postal worker and former featherweight boxing champion, died Thursday at Windsor Manor Nursing Home in Yarmouth of a heart attack. He was 86. Mr. Colton was a Navy veteran of World War II serving mostly in the South Pacific from 1941 to 1946. He was a member of the famous "Black Cat" VPB-52 patrol bombing squadron, serving as crew chief. He was awarded the Air Medal, Bronze Star and a Presidential Unit Citation..." http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4154/is_200301/ai_n9592170 [29MAR2005]

Memorial Picture "...COLUMBIA, Larson "Burt"...My Fathers, Larson "Burt" Columbia, passed away Sept. 12, 2005. Dad served with VP-47 (late 60's early 70's) at NAS Moffett Field, California. I would love to hear from any of Dad's former Shipmates. Thanks..." Contributed by James Columbia jimcolumbia@reagan.com [08MAR2016]

Memorial Picture "...COMEAUX, James Nester...I'm looking for anyone with any information about my father James Nester Comeaux. Dad served with VP-29 and passed away when I was only 18 months old. Any help would be greatly appreciated...Harry Comeaux harrycomeaux@yahoo.com..." [28OCT2009]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...CONLAN, ADC Edward Thomas...My Father, ADC Edward Thomas CONLAN, was in the Navy from March 1952 through September 1979. Dad passed away September 22, 2002. He served with O&R Flight Test (1952-1954) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, VP-24 (1954-1956), VP-834, VP-832, VP-62R2 and VP-66 at NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." Contributed by Brenda Conlan-O'Brien brenda.obrien@comcast.net [14OCT2023]

Memorial Picture "...CONLEY, George P....Shipmate Pix Picture taken at October 2000 VP-48 Reunion and and Contributed by Alan Hardie. It is with shock and sadness that I relay to you the message from Charlene Conley. George P. Conley passed away on Tuesday morning in his sleep..." Contributed by AX2 Lee (Andy) Anderson vp48sugarfox1@gmail.com [27OCT2000]

Memorial Picture "...CONNELL, CDR Phil...It is with sadness that I report that CDR Philip Connell past away January 27, 2014. Philip served with VP-11 and VP-21. Norfolk - Commander Philip J. Connell, USN(ret), CLU, ChFC, CASL of Norfolk, VA passed away January 27, 2014. Born in Norwich, CT on December 08, 1933, he was preceded in death by his son, Philip J. (Rusty) Connell, Jr on April 20, 1981. Left to cherish Phil's memory is widow Sheila Donahoe Connell, formerly of Baltic, CT; daughter Julianne (Julie) Connell Lessig; older brother Colonel Charles R. Connell, III, USA(ret) and wife Roberta of New Smyrna Beach, FL; sister Diane Connell Marchand and husband Norman C. (Chuck) of Midlothian, VA, brother David A. Connell and wife Nancy of Severna Park, MD; and sixteen nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Phil and shared many adventures with him. Phil retired from the U.S. Navy in 1975 after 21 years of service as a Naval Aviator. Following his naval career, Phil became a life insurance agent with the New York Life Insurance Company. He received the Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant and Chartered Advisor for Senior Living designations from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. Phil attended the University of CT (UCONN) completing his BS degree with distinction from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He received his Master's Degree in Administration from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Phil earned his Eagle Scout award at age 13, was a member of the Theta Xi fraternity, a member of the Knights of Columbus and past Grand Knight of Council #367 (the "First Council in the South"), a member of the Father M.J. O'Keefe Assembly of the Fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus and was an active and dedicated member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Norfolk, VA on February 13, 2014 at 10:00 in the morning. Family and friends will be received immediately following at the St. Pius X Catholic School Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, Phil asked that memorial donations be made to the Knights of Columbus KOVAR program, the Columbus Club of Norfolk Building Fund or the Norfolk Emergency Shelter program (NEST). Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 9, 2014 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/..." Contributed by COLBY, AT2 Stephen "Steve" scolby@roadrunner.com [06FEB2014]

Memorial Picture "...CONNOLLY, Patrick J...My Father, Patrick J, Connolly, passed away December 2012. Dad served with VC-8 (1963-1967) at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR..." Contributed by Joe Connolly joe.t.connolly@baml.com [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27APR2012 | 16MAR99]

Memorial Picture "...CONNOLLY, VICE ADMIRAL Thomas F...1910-1996 - Thomas F. Connolly served 36 of his 38 years in the Navy as a Naval Aviator. He flew every Grumman aircraft in the Navy inventory between 1944 and 1971, except for the F-14 Tomcat, which was named after him by the Secretary of the Navy, for his efforts as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations during the development of the aircraft. He held a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautics from MIT. He was a member of the 1932 U.S. Olympic Team, earning a Bronze medal in Gymnastics. During World War II, Admiral Connolly commanded VP-13 in the Pacific Theater. Subsequently he was assigned as a test pilot and Assistant Director of Flight Test at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. He participated in over 78 test programs between 1944-1947, and flew such aircraft as the Bell P-59, Spitfire, B-24, F-4F, F-6F, F-7F, MARS, B-TD, S-B2C, F-H1, Japanese Betty, Ryan Fireball, and several other Douglas, Lockheed, North American, Vought and Boeing models produced by the close of World War II. During this time, he also co-authored a Flight Test Manual with CDR Syd Sherby in an attempt to standardize Navy flight test methods and techniques. In 1948, after a one year tour as the Executive Officer of the USS Rendova, he returned to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to be the Director of "Test Pilot Training" for the first class of Navy test pilot school students. During the next 3 years he also participated in other programs including the Navy Preliminary Evaluation of several new aircraft. Subsequent tours of duty for Admiral Connolly included command of Heavy Attack Squadron Six flying A-Js, Experimental Officer in weapons development at China Lake, California, two Carrier Commands (Hornet and Corregidor), a Carrier Division Command (TF-77), Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific, and finally Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air. He accumulated over 8000 hours of flying time during his career, his last active duty flight coming in a MIG-17 in 1971. In his spare time, Admiral Connolly co-authored a college textbook, entitled "Airplane Aerodynamics." During his career, he received many awards and decorations, including 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses and 3 Air Medals. Admiral Connolly became an Honorary Fellow of SETP in 1989. Thomas Connolly died in Holland, Michigan in May 1996, at the age of 86...CONNOLLY, VICE ADMIRAL Thomas F. (Deceased) http://www.setp.org/TFConnolly.htm..." [04JUL2003]

Memorial Picture "...CONVERSE, AMC William (Bill)...Shipmate Pix Circa 1958...My Dad, AMC William Converse, served with VP-7 (his last duty station before retiring in February 1960). He made the deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and Europe with the squadron. I'm looking for photos you may have of that deployment, squadron candids in NAS Brunswick, Maine, and of Dad, if you might have any stored away. I have digitized all of his color slides of the deployment but would like to add airborne shots if available. Many thanks and best regards...CONVERSE, AMC William (Bill) (Deceased) C/O His Son Jim Converse ibxl@hotmail.com..." [28MAY2003]

Memorial Picture "...CONVILLE, ARM2 William J...My Dad, ARM2 William J. Conville, passed away when I was 9 years old. Dad served from April 1943 to December 1945 and was a Reservist. According to his Discharge Certificate he went to boot camp at Great Lakes and school at NAS Memphis, Tennessee and then served with VP-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and finally with VP-2. I would like to hear from any of Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by Michael W. Conville jafo8597@netscape.net [20FEB2011]

Memorial Picture "...COOK, Daniel "Dan"...My Dad served on PBY's in the Gulf of Mexico during WWII. I believe he was stationed at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. To the best of my recollection he was a crew chief and then was attending flight school when the war ended, so he never did become a pilot. My dad passed away in 2006, he had a big influence on me as I joined the U.S. Army in 1966 and was running an engine shop for Ch-37 Sikorski helicopters. Just thought someone may have worked with him during the war. Dan Cook acenickledeuce@hotmail.com..." [15AUG2009]

Memorial Picture "...CORNETT, CAPTAIN Charles S. Chuck Retired...Dad passed away on June 25,2004. Please feel free to contact me if you wish...LCDR Katharine J. Ray, Retired kjray1@charter.net...Commissioned under Seaman to Admiral Program in 1956. Served in VP-42 NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1958 until 1962. PPC of Crews 4 & 10 and Line Division Officer. Served as Navigator, USS Salisbury Sound (AV13), NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, 1965 until decommissioning in 1967. VP-8 from 1967 until 1970 as Maintenance Officer and PPC Crew 6. 1970 until May 1971 ASW Officer, ComPatWingsLant. 1971-1972 Admin Officer, FAW-11 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. 1973-1974 XO/CO VP-56 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Retired June 1 as XO NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Currently residing in Gulf Breeze, Florida and volunteering as Tour Guide at Museum of Naval Aviation..." [Decease Update 29JAN2005 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 20JUL2002 | 30APR98]

Memorial Picture "...COSGROVE, CAPTAIN Robert D. Retired...My father, Robert D. Cosgrove, was skipper of VS-822 in the early 1950's, flying TBM's. He recently died (March 22, 2005). During WWII, he was a member of VT-15 and was awarded the Navy Cross, 4 DFC's and 8 Air Medals. He retired as a captain in the early 1970's. Does anybody out there in cyberspace have any more info on VS-822?...Mike Cosgrove mcosgrove@bjservices.com [11APR2005]

Memorial Picture "...COUGHLIN, Rear Admiral John T...Old time VP-ers are mourning the loss of Rear Admiral John T. Coughlin who died last week in Virginia Beach at the age of 84. Designated a Naval Aviator in 1952, John served in VW-3 at NAS Agana, Guam and commanded VP-22 and VP-30. He also served as Navigator in USS Princeton, as a Division Director in the Naval Electronics System Command and as Commandant of the Twelfth Naval District before retiring in 1980..." Contributed by McINTYRE, CAPTAIN John vqplank@columbus.rr.com [29JUN2011]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...COVINGTON, Larry...My father, Larry Covington, was a pilot with VB/VPB-132...Spencer Covington kard@extremezone.com..." [14DEC2005]

Memorial Picture "...COWEN, CDR Wayne E...COWEN, CDR Wayne E. USN (Ret) VP-4 1964-66, Wayne E. Cowen, age 73 of New Braunfels, TX, passed away on January 8, 2012. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Carl H. Cowen and Berniece (Duvall) Cowen and his brothers, Eugene and Delmer Cowen. He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. (Baze) Cowen; son, Carl Cowen & wife, Amy; daughter, Stacy Burgh & husband, Steve; grandson, Kyle Burgh and granddaughters, Katelyn Burgh and Sarah Cowen. Wayne served as a Naval Flight Officer from 1960 to 1980, retiring as a Commander. He then worked until 1994 as a Management Analyst for several companies supporting the U.S. Department of Energy. Visitation will be held at 9:00 AM on Friday, January 20, 2011 at Schertz Funeral Home. Family and friends will then process to Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery for a Graveside Service, with military honors, to begin at 10:45 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Cancer Research Institute. Please visit http://cancerresearch.org for more information on donating...." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [25JAN2012]

Memorial Picture "...COX, AFCM Ernest {Jack)...I found out from Shipmate Lew Hicks that AFCM Ernest Jack Cox Passed away last week. Jack served with served with VP-19 from 1975 through 1981 as A/C Division CPO, Command SCPO, and Aircraft Maintance MCPO, NAS Moffett Field, California AIMD AIR Frames Division Officer from 1980 through December 1986, and also served with served with ZP-2..." Contributed by LANCASTER, Rich "Burt" riccon71@verizon.net [05AUG2007]

Memorial Picture "...COX, LCDR Warren M...Warren M. Cox: August 5, 1919 - June 7, 2011 - On December 26, 1944 Mike Cox was flying his VPB-20 PBM Mariner on a night patrol mission when he spotted eight Japanese warships steaming in line. The Japanese raiding force consisted of the cruisers Ashigara and Oyodo and five destroyers. The Japanese force was attempting to shell the landing beach at Mindoro in the Philippines. Mike's bombs would not release and sometime later, after losing an engine, he landed his plane in Mangarin Bay, where he was immediately hit by gunfire from an enemy plane. Mike's Plane Captain was mortally wounded, the plane sank and the surviving crew members spent the night in the water before being picked up the next morning. As a result of his service in World War II Mike Cox was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals. Warren Michael Cox, Lcdr. USN (Ret) of Coronado went on his final patrol June 7, 2011. He died of natural causes at Coronado Sharp Hospital. He was 91. Mike, as his friends all knew him, was born August 5, 1919 in Silver City, New Mexico to Marie and Warren Cox. His father was an auditor for the United States Forest Service. He attended New Mexico State Teacher's College High School in Silver City, New, Mexico. After graduation he enrolled at Bakersfield Junior College and, while a student there, obtained an appointment to West Point Military Academy. Unfortunately, he did not pass the physical. In 1939 he joined the Army and was stationed with the Eighth Calvary Regiment, First Calvary Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas. After serving one year in the Army Mike enrolled at the University of New Mexico, where he played on the Lobo Tennis Team. Subsequent to the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, Mike joined the Navy and was designated a naval aviator on November 13, 1942 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. Mike served two combat tours during WWII. The first was as navigator of a PBY Catalina in VP-23 operating out of Tulagi in the Solomon Islands. His second tour was as Patrol Plane Commander flying the PBM Mariner in VPB-20 out of the Philippines. In 1946 he married Virginia Day of Winslow, Arizona, a secretary for the Santa Fe Railway. They settled in Monterey, California while he attended navy line school. They had two children. Mike's navy duty assignments included Naval Air Transport Service (NATS), Guam, and NAS North Island, San Diego, California where he flew the P5M Marlin. He was also Ground Control Approach Officer at North Island and Combat Information Officer aboard the Carrier Midway (CVA-41) during the 1958-1959 Quemoy Matsu Taiwan Strait Crisis. His final duty station was as Administrative Officer of VRF-32 Squadron at North Island. Upon retirement from the Navy Mike continued his studies at San Diego State College. There he obtained a Bachelors Degree and teaching credential in mathematics. He then taught math analysis and geometry at the newly opened Castle Park High School in Chula Vista. In addition he taught night mathematics classes at Southwestern College and coached the Castle Park tennis team. While teaching at Castle Park Mike received a National Science Foundation stipend to attend summer sessions at Tulane University where he obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching in mathematics. Following his training in computer programming at Tulane University, Mike started the first computer programming class at Castle Park. During his days at Castle Park Mike enjoyed filming football games, playing tennis at the Hotel del Coronado and programming his TRS80 computer. After retirement from teaching he spent many hours with friends, whether it be on the tennis court, the Coronado Golf Course or at the Burger King Restaurant. He became a familiar sight on his three-wheeled bike around town. He always had a smile. "Mike really knew how to play the game of tennis," said Ben Press, former tennis professional at the Hotel Del Coronado. Press taught Mike's son Rusty when he was a junior tennis player. "Mike and I played many a doubles match together. He was a very smart doubles strategist," said Press. "He played late into life, until he could physically no longer run down the ball. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him." Mike Cox is survived by his son Glenn "Rusty" Cox of Coronado. His wife Virginia and daughter Michele predeceased him. At his request, Mike's ashes will be spread over the Gila National Forest outside of Silver City. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 13, at the Coronado Municipal Golf Course. As published in the online edition of the Coronado Eagle & Journal, Thursday, July 28, 2011..." Contributed by CK Glen F. Pritchett coronadokids@gmail.com [01AUG2011]

COALE, Bill billygc1@hotmail.com "...I served aboard NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania from 1962 to 1963 (Navy Exchange) and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada from 1963 to 1965. I'm from Falls Church, VA and currently live in Martinsburg, WV..." [27JUL2010]

COAN, AW1 John J. jcoanvp49@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49 on CAC-7 (Killer Group 7) as a Sensor 2 Operator (1983-1985) and did a split deployment between NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal the summer of 1984..." [07MAY2012]

COATES, AO3 Chico bohica8888@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-50 from 1986 to 1990. I retired November 2005 off the USS Nimitz (CVN-68)..." [01MAR2011]

COATES, Richard (Dick) Retired rcoates654@yahoo.com "...I started my NAVY journey 9/55 with 3 yrs at GMAU-0411, Oceana (GF3); 12/58 GM div. USS Intrepid (GF2/AT2); 8/60 Kitty Hawk CVA-63 pre-com; 2/62; AT(B), (AT1); 12/62 VA-127 NAS Lemoore, California; My life changed 1/66 when I got orders to VP-17 via VP-31 at NORIS. I was destined to have the time of my life in the VP Navy. My wife was worried that I could get hurt flying in "one of those things!" I said "flying in a P2V is safer than walking the store." The next day there was a picture of a sinking VP-31 P2V on the front page of the local rag. They had cross feed problems, and the fans quit turnin'. They set her down alongside a Coast Guard cutter loaded with PSA stewardeses on a survival training cruise! (I don't think they even got wet.) After the RAG, I was assigned to VP-17 crew 12 with a great bunch of guys. PPC Charlie Cook, P2P Lee Houston, NAV Rick Tolly, TACCO is fuzzy, he was LT. ex QM, PC Snick Gramms ADJ1 (NY good guy), JULIE AT3 Rothlesburger, JEZ-(brain lapse.. I saw him in 79 at NORIS CPO club (he was a AWCS), AO1 Jim Young, and last, but not least AE2 Robert J. Prestovic our token electrician and fantastic scrounger. (He "borrowed" a trailing wire weight from the Coastes at NS Sangley Point, Philippines! I needed a spare, but I made him take it back anyway.) (Ski is USCG ret now.) We had a good deployment to TSN Saigon, but when the skipper said we were going home and returning asap (6 Mo) I was struck with this gawd awfull dumb-ass attack and said, "I not goin', my enlistment is up in 6 mo." JUNE 1967 I transferred to reserve VP-891 at NAS Sand Point, WA. Which became VP-69. Flew with a bunch of good guys there for 3 years, but I missed the REAL NAVY! July 70 transferred to VP-6 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I flew for a while, but not assigned to a crew. If I remember right they had more than enough flyers, and short on folks to keep em flyin' so I spent most of my 3 years there in WC210 with AXC Domier, AT2 O.T. Frampton III, AT2 Moore (UH student), AT3 Don Inaura, (now AVCM ret, a good friend and neighbor), many IFT and RDO crews, too many more, I don't remember. I left VP-6 July 73 for NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee and AVC7 school. Three years of Instructor duty at AVC7. Then on to - VF-1 (The NAVY should never send VP sailors to fix F14's) Finished my BS Ed in San Diego. I put on the Hat in 77 and retired 12/79. The Navy had exacted their revenge for breaking the faith in 1967. Any one out there that wants to tell sea stories, send me an e-mail or stop by I'm your friendly travel agent at NAS Miramar. I would really like to hear a better one than I can tell..." [E-Mail Updated 04JUL2001 | 01JUN2001]

COBANE, ATN2 B. C. ddcobane@yahoo.com "...I served with NADU NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts as an AT from 1958 to 1959. It was a very interesting tour. I flew crew on WV-2 Planner 1 BUNO: 131388. I also got to fly as aircrew on two Connies (Planner 3 BUNO: 135754 and Planner 4 BUNO: 141297). We had a JD-1 BUNO: 77206 and an R4D-8 BUNO: 99857 in the squadron during the time I was there. I got to get a hop on each of those planes as well. From there I was assigned to VS-36 NAS Norfolk, Virginia. We were with Task Group Alfa and sailed on the USS Randolph (two weeks out and two weeks in)..." [02NOV2003]

COBB, AN Douglas E. smokeybonefan@roadrunner.com "...I served with VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1980 to 1984. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [Rate Updated 17FEB2012 | E-Mail Updated 05APR2010 | E-Mail Updated 03JAN2007 | E-Mail Updated 22DEC2005 | E-Mail Updated 28SEP2001 | 11JUL98]

COBB, AE3 Earl sgtcob02@aol.com "...I served with VP-7 from January 1961 to October 1964. I was a electrician mate third class on crew 2 and crew 8. I served in NAS Brunswick, Maine and in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. If there are any of my crewmates out there I would like to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 06JAN2004 | 14AUG2002]

COBB, Jackie jobb13@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-1 in 1969..." [24JUL2011]

COBB, Maoon kerfed@yahoo.com "...Billy Beard - Just dropping a line, working with you in VQ-1 was a BLAST what a TEAM I was on several crews esp the Gaggle [word removed] Crew 35 with Randy Rattler, Art Lobato, Dan Steele, Greg Jazzloweicki, and many more, several other heroes. Now I work at the Johnson Space Center and have spurred projects like the Hubble repair, X-38, Trans Hab, oh ya ISS, T-38 upgrade and more. I have been an asset to my country discount PI, but was a fun fun thank you God experience" bla bla bla thanks Billy! Signed lucky to have been there. Oh ya Indianapolis was fun too, damn Lockheed burning the first one up after the gold rush fitz fun 2 month Mason Cobb. [Removed] PS need my middle station patch..." [16SEP2000]

COBURN, SA John R. canopus_i94@yahoo.com "...I served aboard USS Chandeleur (AV-10) (12/1959-1961) which was barracks ship at the time for Philadelphia Group Atlantic Reserve Fleet (PhilaGruLantResFlt)..." [29JUL2014]

COCHRAN, John papa135@hotmail.com "...I served with FASRON-107 (1954-1955) at NAS Keflavik, Iceland and worked in the Army Mess Hall as a cook and slept in the Air Force barracks!..." [01AUG2013]

COCHRAN, AW1 Scott "Scooter Pie" Retired scottcochran@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1974 to 1977, TSC/ASWOC at NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal from 1978 to 1980, ASWOC Instructor at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Damneck, Va. from 1980 to 1983, ASMOD USS Kennedy from 1983 to 1985), ASMOD USS Roosevelt from 1986 to 1988, ASWOC NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1988 to 19-92 and NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1992 to 1993. VP-5 and ASWOC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal were the best!..." [22SEP2009]

COCHRAN, CDR Thomas L. Retired rollingc@charter.net "...I served in VP-17 from 1962-1964 when the squadron homeport was NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [13FEB2002]

COCHRANE, AT2 Todd cochrane@bbsnets.com "...Hello VQ-1/NRL Shipmates want to here from all of you drop me a line or add me to your ICQ list 2233255 look forward to getting up to date on were everyone has been and were there going..." [15JAN98] [ICQ# 2233255]

COCKROFT, CAPTAIN Irving G. "Moe" Retired fireball152@gmail.com "...I served with VC-19, VF-152 aboard the USS Coral Sea (CVB-43) as Flight Operations Officer, VP-45 (1955-1957) at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone, Armed Forces Staff College (1958) at Norfolk, VA, VP-40 (1958-1960) as XO/CO and moved squadron to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Commander-IN-Chief, U.S. PACific FLeet (CINCPACFLT) Staff (1960-1963), COMmander of NAVal Forces MARianas (COMNAVMAR) Staff (1964-1967), CDR San Francisco DCAS Region 12 (1968-1972), CO Navy Marine Corp Reserve Unit NAS Alameda, California (1972-1973) and retired January 1973..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 12FEB2016 | 05MAY2006]

COCKAYNE, MT2 Vern verncoc@ctc.net "...Was stationed at NAS Point Mugu, California from 1963 to 1966 with GMU-55..." [10SEP2003]

CODER, Richard T. Rich.Coder@Coors.com "...I served with VP-19 from March '71-May '73. I was an AO2 assigned to Crew 8. VP-19 deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines with TAD to Utapao Thailand for six months from approx Nov'71-May'72. I haven't seen too much on this sight in regards to Viet Nam era activities and would like to see more from that time. I feel proud to have served as a "VP Sailor" with this squadron. I would welcome any e-mail from individuals who served during the aforementioned time frame. Thanks..." [09NOV2000]

COFFEY, John Retired jlcoffey1@msn.com "...I was stationed at "C" Maintenance Tire Shop at Chase Field in 1959. I was transfered to ATU 204 (VT-25) in 1960. I started and worked in Seat Shop made E/7 in January 1963 on to "B" school in 1965 then VP-16 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Instructor duty at NAS Memphis, Tennessee to 1969 then on to VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Retired in 1963 went to work with a small airline FEDEX as a AandP mech retired 22 years later as a senior aircraft maintenance program planner for boeing and airbus aircraft. Chase Field is now a Texas prison. Brown Jug long gone (I was page 35 in MR jessies credit book) fish and travel now with wife of 45 years. Hello to all you F9F people out their..." [10AUG2004]

COFFEY, John jcoffey@netset.com "...I was in VP-49 1978-1981 as a non-acoustic sensor operator..."

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]

COFFMAN, CMC Douglas Retired coffman580@msn.com "...I served aboard the USS Barbel (SS-580) (1979-1981), USS Guitarro (SSN-665) (1985-1986), USS Darter (SS-576) (1988-1989), USS Columbus (SSN-762) (1993-1997), COMSUBPAC/COMSUBRON 7 (1998-2000), USS Greeneville (SSN-772) (2000-2002), NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (2004-2005) and VP-47 (2005-2007)..." [04NOV2016]

COGAR, Ken kcogar@inreach.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1951 through 1952. I was the red headed kid in the mail room. Anyone out there remember? Would like to hear from you..." [09JUN2000]

COGBURN, Denver denverle@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-42 from 1963 -1966. NAS North Island, San Diego, California, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, Saigon and Phillipines. Mostly spent my time in the FASRON shops..." [28MAY2003]

COGDILL, Bill cogdill541@charter.net "...I was in VC-5 from 1968 to 1969. I was in NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan the whole 18 months. It was a great experience and I also got to work with a lot of great guys. I made a lot of friends. Does anyone remember the A7 pilot who ejected on the runway in 1968? If you do, could you please call me at 541.884.7431 or email me. It would be greatly appreciated. VC-5 was an excellent squadron. Had a lot of fun..." [27JUL2006]

COGGINS, AW3 Bill (SEAPUPPY) bandc15@hotmail.com "...I served with the Boomers VP-48 from 76-80.. In retrospect I enjoyed my time with ya. I flew with Larry Blackmon and served under John Cibosi.. We went to NAS Adak, Alaska, Misawa, Kadena, Yokota, and of course NAS Cubi Point, Philippines where we did our best "work".. I was honored to work beside Mike Joenks and John Costa. If you remember me e-mail me and we'll talk..." [13JUN98]

COGGINS, AZ2 Michael mcog222@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 (09/1972-12/1973) with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan..." [12MAR2017]

COHEN, LCDR Harold c/o David trekkie61@hotmail.com "...I served with VPB-53 (Pilot). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [08AUG2009]

COHEN, AK1(AW) Jacob L. Retired jlcwic@comcast.net "...I served with VP-64 until I retired in 1996..." [12NOV2011]

COHEN, Larry bjcldc@comcast.net "...I was Plane Captain on P2V-5s, Crew 12, VP-8 from 1960 to May of 1962. Looking for any crew members to talk old times. Pilot was LT Kramer. Would like to hear from Ralph Papa. I see a picture of one of our planes was submitted by him. How time has flown..." [29MAR2003]

COHN, AO3 Leslie les.cohn@comcast.net "...I served with VP-48K-1 (1967–1973) at NAS Olathe, Kansas..." [04JAN2021]

COHN, Pete Shipmate Pix Circa 1962 PECOH@aol.com "...Love to hear from anyone on our crew or others from VP-26 during the 62-65 era..." [01JUL98]

COHN, CAPTAIN Peter Retired pecoh@tds.net "...I served with VP-26 (1962-1965), VP-915 (1965-1968), VP-63-Z1 (1968-1970) and VP-92 (1970-1976) where I am a plank member nd was a NAV/TACCO on the first skippers crew (Jeff Neville). I retired in 1984..." [21DEC2011]

COHN, Ronald B. snips1938@sbcglobal.net "...Hello to all my Shipmates who served with FASRON-6 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I served with FASRON-6 from 1955 to 1956 as a Parachute Rigger striker. I did not get Parachute Rigger school so ended up AME3. I served with VF-82 (Iron Men) until disestablishement. Ended up with VF-41 (Black Aces) at NAS Oceana VA. I had many good times at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. While in Navy I had open heart surgery while in the Navy. I survived a heart attack last September so they did a good job on me. Any old buddies from FASRON-6 or VF-82 contact me..." [06NOV2003]

COINER, AT3 Jack vp5n64@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-42 from 1966 to November 1969. I was an AT3 and flew with Crews 1,5, and 7. Would like to hear from any of my Shipmates. Talk about our R&R trips to Hong Kong. Remember being buzzed by Migs off the Tonkin Gulf. Hope to hear from former Shipmates soon..." [24SEP2004]

COINER, Jack "Smilin Jack" rattlesnake_ois@yahoo.com "...To all members of VP-42 from 1956 to 1960. Would like to hear from anyone who recalls the great times we had in Cavite, R&R Hong Kong, 8 to 10 hour patrols and of course to start off with the 0300 wake-up for that patrol. I joined the Mariner/Marlin Association several years ago and was able to attend the last two Reunions. A great group of people. The next Reunion is in Tuscon Arizona 2001. It was great to see one of our pilots LTjg Robert Lefevre. Hope to hear from some of you..."

COKER, CWO-4 Mike Retired mikecoker11@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-56 from November 1977 to July 1982, VP-30 (AO Aircrew Instructor) from July 1982 July 1985 and VP-22 from September 1985 to September 1988. I stayed in the Navy for 30 years and retired as a CWO-4. I had a great Navy career and the VP days were some of the best - "Have Per Diem Will Travel!"..." [19JAN2009]

COKER, AT2 Raymond rcoker950@frontier.com "...I served with VP-48 from March 1959 to October 1960. I flew with Crew-2 in NAS Iwakuni, Japan and with Crew-12 when we returned to the states. It has been great seeing some of you at the VP-48 Reunions..." [E-Mail Updated 18MAR2011 | 11OCT2009]

COKER, AW2 Will wcoker@gte.net "...I served in VP-30 and VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California from APR92 until JUL96. I am currently (19APR98) serving with VP65- at NAWS NAS Point Mugu, California. Would love to hear from any Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19AUG99 | 20APR98]

COLACINO, AT3 Joseph D. Joeco7777@aol.com "...I was stationed in NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1952 thru 1954. I was an AT 3 assigned to aircraft EB6 in VP-26..." [28MAY2001]


COLBY, Chris c/o His Nephew skydog45acp@yahoo.com Shipmate Pix Circa 1945 "...I am looking for any information on AOM 3rd class Peter Anthony Colby VPB-21. Crew 10r. He was lost on 6/18/45 off Sea of Japan while assigned to PBM-3 crew. I don't have e-mail at this time. Please send any info or correspondence to: Chris COLBY, 5415 Estes Court, Arvada, Colorado 80002..." [Updated Shipmate Picture 16AUG99 | 24JUN99]

COLBY, LT George "Rich" richlinda1@att.net "...I served with VT-1 at NAAS Saufley Field, Pensacola, Florida..." [23JAN2015]

COLBY, Jon jonathan.colby@lmco.com "...Served in VP-62 from 1978 to 1982 then moved to VP-94 until 1987 then back to VP-62 for transition to P-3CIII. Since retiring from VP-62 in 89 and working with Jim Hewitt in Thailand, then to Greece for a year then back to Thailand for (Lockheed Martin) with a new Thai Wife and daughter. Back in the US for tour at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in VX-20 Flight Test. Now a C130J Avionics FSR for Lockheed Martin at Little Rock..." [03FEB2005]

COLBY, Leland colblg@charter.net "...I served at the NAS Atsugi, Japan Dispensary from 1971 to 1973. I visited the base in 1988 and saw some old friends who still worked there..." [02AUG2003]

COLBY, AT2 Stephen "Steve" scolby@roadrunner.com "...I served with VP-11 (1957-1960) as Radar Operator aboard LE-1/LE-11 with deployments to NS Rota, Spain, Malta, NAS Key West, Florida, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NAS Keflavik, Iceland as well as a memorable 3 weeks in Londonderry No. Ireland. I suggest former Shipmates consider joining the VP-11 Neptune Association..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 05JUL2011 | E-Mail Updated 24AUG2002 | Updated 28MAR98][ICQ# 8203792]

COLCLASURE, ADCS Hubert "Ridgey" Retired "...I would like to contact any members of VB-104 crew 1, from 1943-44 first combat tour. Also any member of VPB-118 crew 12, from Jul 44- Oct 45. I served in these two crews. My phone number is 662-851-7264 after July 1st, 1999 from 1800 - 2400 hours. Before July 1st call between 1200 - 2000 hours at 281-480-7696. It is very nice to see so much interest in the Navy Patrol Bombing Squadrons..." [16MAY99]

COLDICOTT, Ken KColdicott@juno.com "...I was in VP-7 in '64-'65, '67-'68. Instructor at AX-A school '65-'67. In VP-22 '67-'71. I was at PW1 Cubi Pt. P.I. '77-'80. Yes, I remember 17 June 1979: I was aboard the VP-22 P-3 that went in to Subic Bay. Would really like to hear from other survivors..."

COLE, Bruce R. BCLehi@aol.com "...I was in VP-1 from 87-90. I made three dep. NAS Adak, Alaska, Subic Bay, and back to NAS Adak, Alaska. I was an AW and flew with Crews 4 and 8 the Mighty Oaktinny's Crew. Jack-o-Staats, or any of those guy's and gales get in touch. :)..." [05MAR99]

COLE, Deane deanecole2@aol.com "...I served with VP-17 from 0ctober 1966-1968 then VP-42 from 1968-August 1969 including two deployments to WestPac. I was an Aviation Storekeeper. I remember the great crew memebers and all the fun we had with spending two Christmases in Nam. I think of you all this time of year would like to hear from any old White Lightin crew members..." [09DEC2000]

COLE, ATN3 George J. w4kvu@bellsouth.net "...I was a member of squadron VW-4 at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR from 1962 - 1964 as a ATN3 First radio and radar Crewmember..." [15MAR2002]

COLE, Gregory gregd50@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-10 1968-1970. Interested in hearing from Shipmates. I worked in the Personnel office..." [09FEB2011]

COLE, AVCM James E. "Jim" jamesecole@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-56 from February 1967 to October 1972 (P2V7, P-3B Radio and P-3C IFT), NAMTD 1011 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAS Jacksonville, Florida from November 1972 to June 1976 (Instructor for P-3C WST/IFT and backup P-3C Data Handling), VP-45 from June 1976 to September 1980 (P-3C IFT, Assistant NATOPS and QAR) and retired in 1986 after broadening my career in the Attack community. I worked for government contracting with Harris Corp. and LSI until going to NADEP NAS Jacksonville, Florida in January 1995 where I managed the P-3 PAC/PAI technical publications until retiring May 30, 2008..." [BIO Updated 28APR2009 | E-Mail Updated 17JUN2005 | E-Mail Updated 24NOV2001 | BIO Updated 02MAR99]

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COLE, Jim jcole@netdot.com "...Served with VP-42 at Whidbey, Sangley, Saigon, Cam Ranh Bay, from 1967 to decom in 1969. Worked in Aomm/AI. Just cruising the net and found Sully. Thought it would be nice to make contact and talk about old times. Anybody out there?..." [00XXX97]

COLE, Matthew MH53Flyr@aol.com "...Hello to all former and present Red Lancers! Many of you remember me as PRAN Matthew Cole. I was in VP-10 from January 1993 to October 1995. I made deployments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Sigonella, Sicily while in the squadron. I am now a PR2(NAC) stationed at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas with HM-15. The MH-53E is a fun platform to be associated with, but I would love more than anything to be back in beautiful NAS Brunswick, Maine with the mighty Orion! I will be detaching from HM-15 in March and heading to shore duty at HT-8 in Milton Fla. Feel free to drop me an e mail. For those of you who have left VP-10 in search of other adventures, I can tell you that the Red Lancers are still kickin' butt and taking names. I had an opportunity to visit VP-10 while they were deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily this past summer. They were the first VP squadron to destroy ground targets since the Vietnam conflict. I believe they were carrying HARMs and the usual load of Mavericks as well. Sounds like countless hours of fun for the ordies doing R&C checks! Good luck to all my Shipmates out there, wherever you may be. Hope to hear from you soon!..." [31DEC99]

COLE, Michael D. usfscole@aol.com "...I served with AEWBarRonPac (1962-1963) at NAS Midway Island and VP-1 (1968-1972). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 12JUL2012 | 21AUG99]

COLE, Ray RCole210@worldnet.att.net "...I served with VP-8 in 1955, VP-19 in 1959-60...both short 1yr or less tours but the most memorable..."

COLE, Richard A. anoldtimer@aol.com "...I'm looking for information on FASRON 881, NAS Olathe, KN for the period of 1 Jan. 1955 through 31 Dec 1957. I would like to find out where/how I can get access to the squadron log for those dates. Need information on weekend drill dates for this Reserve squadron. The must have dates are for 1 July 1956 through 31 Dec. 1956. This concern my service in this squadron during these dates. Any information on my old squadron would be appreciated..." [20MAR99]

COLE, AW1 Robert "Bottom Bounce Betty" doc1948@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-6..." [03SEP2012]

COLE, AWCM Ron Retired ron_cole@ntsc.navy.mil "...VP-1 OCT61-DEC63, VP-45 JAN64-MAR66, VP-47 OCT67-NOV69, ASCAC USS Kitty Hawk '71-'73, and TSC/ASWOC NAS Sigonella, Sicily '79-'81..." [09JUL98]

COLE, Ruth Ann (Cole) ruthaa65@yahoo.com "...I was stationed in VP-49 from 1990-1992. I was an AD3 and would like very much to hear from my old Shipmates. I was known as Ruth A. Cole and have since married Dan Andrella who was also stationed in VP-49..." [14FEB2000]

COLE, Sherrill rollinthunder5@centurylink.net "...I served with VP-44 from 1953 to 1956. I was radar operator on CAC-2..." [31MAR2010]

COLE, William wcole5@sc.rr.com "...1952 -1955 After completion of An(P) and AD(A) school. My first permanent duty station was NAAS Kingsville, Texas. Assigned to Crash Fire. Went TAD to Alice Municipal Airport with 17 other men. Advanced to AD3. Our equipment included (1) FFN5 Crash Fire Truck. (1) Dodge Power Wagon Ambulance with Corpsman. (1) Flatbed Truck with a CB as Maintenance Man. Received orders to VR-21 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Assigned to Flight Planning/Navigation Division of Operations Department. LCDR George informed me that I would be the Navigation Supervisor, and forced me through VR-21 Nav School..Having completed Nav School, I was assigned as VR-21 Navigation Supervisor/ Flight Planning Supervisor for all VR flights departing NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Also assigned flight crew for VR-21 flights from VR-21 EAST & West. My assignment on the manifest was as 2nd Mech., and also worked as 3rd Navigator in a training mode. Advanced to ADR2, received orders in July 1957 to ATi-301 NAAS Cabanniss Field. Cosed this base and moved to main base NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and squadron redesignated VT-30. Assisted in the training of young cadets such as John S. McCain III. 1960 received orders to VAW-11 NAS North Island, San Diego, California. The squadron currently had AD-4, AD-5Q, AD-5W, & E-1B Aircraft. I was assigned as Logs & Records Supervisor to train young sailors to maintain Aircaft History and Schedule Aircraft Maintenance. Mission Accomplished. 1967 Transferred to VA-97 NAS Lemoore. Assigned as Assistant Maintenance Chief/Maintenance Administrative Supervisor. Deployed in USS Constellation (CV64). Did 2 tours to the Tonkin Gulf. 1970 received orders to ComNavAirPac, NAS North Island, San Diego, CA as NMMMs Analyst..Shipmate AFCM Richard W. Mills was retiring. I was offered the position of Aircraft Power Plants Manager. 1974 Submitte my letter requesting retirement. Approved..." [04NOV2003]

COLEGROVE, AE2(AC) Edwin edcolegrove@att.net "...I served with VP-56 from 1963 to 1965 (Crew-3) with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland in 1965. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [13APR2010]

COLEMAN, David drfaustus472@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-40 from 1985 to 1989. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [15NOV2009]

COLEMAN, George Lee Sr. celler2@cox.net "...I served in WWII in ETO with VPB-112 as a tail gunner on a Navy B-24, flying antisub patrol and convoy duty for American ships. It would be great to hear from someone in the 112th! I am from Scotland Neck, N.C. but am currently living in Fredericksburg, Va. I found this website because I, too, am trying to recall the lyrics to Sky Anchors Aweigh! (My daughter thinks there are probably no specific lyrics; they were improvised to suit the occasion!)..." [05AUG2010]

COLEMAN, Jean E. opama49@comcast.net "...I served with VP-42 from 1950 to 1951 and flew with SA-7 (Sugar Able 7)..." [13JUN2011]

COLEMAN, LT Jim 206yazoo@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-50 (1968 to 1970), VT-3 Flight Instructor (1970 to 1972). I was in Crew 7 under CDR Hausler, Crew 6 under LT Dave Knight and LT Len Williiams. PPC of Crew 6 in 1970. Deployments to NAS Sangley Point, Philippines (1968), NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1969 to 1970) and NAS Sangley Point, Philippines (1970). Dets to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (1968, 1969, and 1970) for Market Time and Yankee Team. I would be tickled pink to hear from any old shipmates. "SHINDA ARI" ("Dead Ants" for the uninitiated)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22DEC2007]

COLEMAN, AD3 Randall R. randy.coleman@us.army.mil "...I was with VP-31 as an AE3 from June 1967 to Sept 1968. I first worked in the 1st Lt. Div as the coffee room preson. I then worked in the AE Division before being sent to Viet Nam. In Sept 68 I went to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and worked as an AK. In Oct 69 I went to the USS John F Kennedy as am AE4 and worked in the V2 Div CAT 2 flight deck. I left the carrier in Jan 71 for discharge so I could attend junior college for law enforcement. I am currently working for the US Army as the Provost Marshal of Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant in Texarkana, TX..." [17MAY2006]

COLGROVE, Stephen Allen steveandcher@aol.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1973 to 1976. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [23DEC2006]

COLIN, AW Michael mtcolin@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1974 to 1977 as an AW. Deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska..." [E-Mail Updated 08JUL2011 | 22MAY2002]

COLLARD, AE Robin robin1012@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-46 as an AE from 1988-1991, VP-31 as a Framp Instructor until Decomm in 1992, AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California until Decomm, and NAS Moffett Field, California and yes - I helped Decomm that too. I am now off active duty but am in the Reserves with VP-91 and I will probably be there until they Decomm. Looking for any Shipmates that I served with during my tenure at NAS Moffett Field, California..." [E-Mail Updated 11OCT2006 | E-Mail Updated 18FEB2003 | 26MAR98]

COLLAZO, Rose (Now Rose Collins) sars@lightstream.net "...I served in VP-17 from 89 to 93. Would enjoy hearing from anyone there during those times..." [21JAN99]

COLLEDGE, John W. wardmaster1@msn.com "...In 1945-1946 was assigned NATS VR-4 NAS Oakland, California and NAS Moffett Field, California..." [04JAN2005]

COLLEY, Bob Lpior@aol.com "...Served in VP-28 during the 1950's. Would like to hear from anyone I served with..." [21FEB98]

COLLEY, Craig 71063.1147@compuserve.com "...Hey Tigers...VP-8, 78-81, VP-91, 83-86, USS Ranger/Connie, 86-94(ret). Still good to hear the LC call sign when flying. Now flying big jets for Continental..." [02APR99]

COLLEY, Mike mikecolley@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-30 from '78 to '80 as an ATAN/AT3 and transfer to VQ-1 in '80 to '84 as AT3/AT2. I hated to see the Q move because NAS Agana, Guam as a nice place and Det's in the PI with the night life was FUN. I miss the guys that never made it back and the one that did, Bob Huff..." [24MAR99]

COLLIER, Jim "Flash" jim-collier@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VU-3 / VC-3 from March 1964 to February 1966. I worked on the San Clemente Island with Detachment 'A', D.A.S.H. and Out of Sight Control. Great guys, I'd love see them all again..." [E-Mail Updated 18MAY2009 | E-Mail Updated 29JUN2001 | 11SEP98]

COLLIER, Lance lacollier@comcast.net "...I served with VP-31 from April 1979 to September 1982. I spent most of my time in the Powerplants Shop and had many good friends I would like to hear from. I have some memories of really good times while there; taking fuel baths while rescuing flight engineers from stuck pencil drains and the subsequent washdown from the fire crews, changing all 4 turbines after a plane had been chased by MIGs and the 4 cases of beer provided by the crew - one for each turbine, hydraulic fluid baths while checking the high pressure side of of the prop control, penalty runs for chips lights, standing in APU exhaust to warm up, and many more. Hangar One was an exciting place to work..." [E-Mail Updated 05SEP2004 | 02SEP2000]

COLLIER, AFCM(AW) Larry Collier ljcollier@hotmail.com "...Spent a life time one tour in VP-1, I was there from July 1975 until July of 79. Would like to hre from an of the old gang. Is YB07 still for sale?..."

COLLIER, ADR3 Ronald J. rjcollier@worldnet.att.net "...I served VS-28 as a " nose-picker" and ASW Crewman from Oct. 1962 to Apr. 1966. At that time, we home based at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and shipboard duty was aboard the USS Wasp, home-ported in Boston..." [05MAY2001]

COLLIN, AD2 David III david_collin@acaicorp.com "...I served in VP-8 from 1988 to 1993. Worked in the powerplants shop. Made 3 deployments and countless dets. NAS Keflavik, Iceland in 1988-1989, NAS Sigonella, Sicily/Jedda in 1990-1991, and finally NS Roosevelt Roads, PR 1992. Made countless friends with whom i've lost contact with all. I would like to hear from you all. Fair winds and following seas to all..." [03JUN2002]

COLLINS, Art collins@alc.com "...AW1 Art Collins EWO in Big Red from '89 - '92. Drop a line sometime..."

COLLINS, Blaine bcoll90932@aol.com "...I served with VU-4 in 1963 and 1964. I worked in the Power Plants divison Our planes were the F8-U crusader and the JD. We lost the JDs and got S2F for replacement. Our tail code was JF. I have really missed some of the guys I was with and wish them well..." [19FEB2005]

COLLINS, AEM2 Ed Miles4man@aol.com "...I do remember, Doran, McCloskey and Colley plus other names I noticed on your last Reunion for VP-28. It was 1958 to 1960 time frame, I was at Kwaj, and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. We were home based in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as we all know. I flew Crew 10 for a while and remember the P2vs for sure. Ron Michaud AD3 lives over in Tampa and I have seen him from time to time..." [31OCT2001]

COLLINS, Herb hcollins@ix.netcom.com "..AE1 2206 Stonebrook Dr. Carrollton TX 75007 972.245.4084 Squadrons: VA106, VR6, VA43, VP19 Carriers: Randoph, Essex, Shangrila, FDR 1958-1966.."

COLLINS, Jim Retired jimcol@charter.net "...I served with VP-48 from 1986 - 1990 and then transferred to AIMD, NAS Moffett Field, California till it closed in 1994. After that, I transferred back to tailhooks (VS-38) until I retired in December 1995. Would love to hear from any former shipmates during my VP tours. I really had a great time!..." [E-Mail Updated 20APR2003 | 04AUG2001]

COLLINS, Kevin sars@lightstream.net "...Hello everyone that might remember me. I was stationed in VP-17 from 1988 to 1993 and I was also stationed at AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1993 to 1996. If anyone remembers me I would like to hear from you..." [02APR99]

COLLINS, PH3 Lance lcollins@cswnet.com "...Hey if any of you are out there and remember me please contact me. I was the PAO/ISO photographer. It would be great to hear from some of you!..."

COLLINS, Mick mickc@gbis.com "...I was in VU-1, then VC-1 from '65-69. Then off to Millington, then VC-5 (DET NAS Cubi Point, Philippines) Flew in the DP2E, US2C, RC-45J, etc. Was in VC-5 from 69-71 then rotated to NASNI for mustering out. Who remembers the Lt. that ate glass for drinks!!?? I believe he drove A4's. He kept the party going many times after we ran out of money on Atsugi!..." [E-Mail Updated 17MAY2001 | 06AUG98]

COLLINS, AT Paul pacdog@comcast.net "...I did twelve years in the Orion community. VP-23 in Maine, Force Warfare (formally ASW) Directorate in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and AIMD, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as an AT. I'm still doing very well in my present Posistion as a Contractor for the Water and Sewer Authority in Washington, DC. I would like to hear from any fellow squadron Shipmates in the DC area..." [E-Mail Updated 24DEC2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 14SEP2000 | 00XXX97]

COLLINS, ATC R. L. Retired W6WBY@ISAT.COM "...Greetings from another long time VP crew member. Served in PatWing Four, PatWing Six, VP-61, VP-200, VPB-104, VP-871, VP-19, and VP-28. Retired in 1963 at Barber's Point NAS. Would very much appreciate any information to the address of William "Bill" Brown AEC(?) and/or wife Maury. Bill and I were shipmates at NAS Alameda while attached to VP Squadrons there. Bill, his wife Maury (Maurie?), and I also worked off-duty at the NAS Alameda CPO Club during the latter 1950's. I will value any information allowing me to get in contact with them. Thanks fellows, see you at one Re-Union or another in the future. My Very Best To All From: R.L."Pinky" Collins ATC (Ret), 11-5-97, 3251 W. Simkins Rd. E-Mail w6wby@isat.com, Pahrump, NV 89048..."

COLLINS, ADR4 Renzo r1949c@gmail.com "...I served with VT-3 at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida from 1968 to 1972 and worked at night during Flight Operations. I would like to hear from former Shipmates (especially Mike Kau, Paul Pope, Noel Linden and Lynn Dawson)..." [16JUN2009]

COLLINS, Steve steveacollins2@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-2 from 1982 to 1985. I would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [09JAN2005]

COLLINS, Tom daddybear@juno.com "...I served in VP-23 from Oct 1964 to Dec 1967. I was ground pounder but flew with Crew 9 once in awhile. Deployments were NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Would love to hear from any one from that time. I miss Sully, and Glen and Chris..." [11AUG98]

COLLISON, AW Rob robert.collison@ihs.gov "...I was an AW with VP-46 from 1987 to 1992. The people in the Grey Knights at that time were absolutely great. I miss all the fun and adventures: deployments, air shows, training missions, FOD walks, it was all good. Write if you want laugh about the good old times..." [06MAY2004]

COLOMBE, Shawna sdcolomb@pcisys.net "...I was stationed in VP-10 from July 1993 to August 1997. I was TAD most of my time to AIMD as a metalsmith..." [12FEB98]

COLOMBO, AMC(AW) Richard http://reserves.navy.mil/Public/Staff/Centers/Forces+Command/Centers/REDCOM+Northwest/Centers/NRC+Everett/WelcomeAboard/CMC/default.htm "...AMC(AW) Colombo began his Naval career enlisting into the Naval Air Reserve (4X10) Program in September 1970. He graduated from Naval Air Reserve Training Unit, Memphis, Tennessee, CO. #26-71 on February 5th,1971, followed by AMS "A" School at Naval Air Technical Training Center Millington, Tennessee. His first duty assignment as a SELRES was with augment units of VS-63 / VS-73 out of NAF Detroit, Michigan, earning Plane Captain on the S2E Tracker. In April 1975, he voluntary recalled to active duty to support the decommissioning of the E1-B squadron RVAW-110 onboard USS Hancock (CV 19) at close of the Vietnam Conflict. He was later reassigned to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with VA-128 and VA-52, featuring the A-6E Intruder. He left the service in 1977, settling in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and earning an Associate Arts Degree from Skagit Valley College. He worked as grounds keeping foreman at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington for two years and served as a tour guide with Princess Cruises of Seattle for eight summer seasons throughout the Pacific Northwest, north to Alaska. During the off seasons, he owned and operated the home repair service C & C Handiworks for ten years. In 1978, he reaffiliated as a SELRES with NAS 4089 supporting 500 Division at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, AIMD. In 1981 he was assigned to the EA-6A squadron VAQ 309, earning recognition as "AXEMAN 1985 Sailor of the Year." As an AMS2 in September of 1986, he came on active duty as a TAR and was assigned to NAR Whidbey as a Non-Destructive Inspector (NDI) Operator. In 1987, he transferred to NAS Glenview, Illinois as station NDI Technician, 500 Division. He quickly advanced to E-6, and while working in Quality Assurance, became a Chief in September of 1990. In 1991, he transferred to SH-2G Fleet Introduction Team Commander Helicopter Wing Reserve (FIT CHWR), NAS North Island, San Diego, California as Technical Manual Specialist overseeing the contractor rewrite of 55 / SH-2G maintenance manuals, ultimately assigned as the FIT Coordinator. He served as the H-2 Systems Desk for CHWR, overseeing helicopter community issues. In 1995 he transferred to HSL-94 as the SH-2G system specialist, serving as Maintenance Control Chief, QAO, and Training Officer. He performed as Helicopter Detachment CPO on five shipboard detachments onboard the USS Samuel Elliot Morrison (FFG 13), USS Clark (FFG 11) USS Estocin (FFG 15), and USS Inchon (MCS 12). He also served as the detachment coordinator on four detachments to AUTEC Torpedo Range, Andros Island. In 1999 he transferred to VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as Safety/NATOPS CPO, Divisional and Supply Dept CPO, and served as the Maintenance Control/DET CPO on three detachments with the P-3C maintenance team on Caribbean Drug Enforcement operations. In July 2003, he transferred to Naval Reserve Center Everett, WA and assumed duties as Command Chief. AMC(AW) Colombo's major military and personal decorations include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4), Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2), and the Enlisted Air Warfare Qualification..." [25MAR2005]

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

COLTER, AMS Richard richard.colter@navy.mil "...I served with VP-617 (1975-1977)..." [09AUG2012]

COLTRAIN, AVCM James "Chooch" Retired jseatrain@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (1977-1981) as a IFT aboard Crew-11 (Zoo Crew), VAQ, Force Warfare, Special Projects at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and retired AVCM in 1999..." [26MAR2015]

COLVARD, AW3 Kevin kevin.colvard@gmail.com "...I served with VP-5 (1987-1990) and flew (Acoustic Operator) with CAC-8 and CAC-10. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 09MAR2012 | E-Mail Updated 18SEP2001 | 06JUN99]

COLVERT, Captain Bob "Buoyking" Retired buoyking@mminternet.com "...I stumbled across this site and recognized many names from VP-47, VP-45 and NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I was in VP-47 from 1970-73 making deployments to NAHA Okinawa, NAS Adak, Alaska, and split to NAS Adak, Alaska/ NAS Agana, Guam. Testpilot school for NFO's at NATC and a tour 73-77 at Weapons System Test (WST)/ASW Directorate then ConseventhFLT staff aboard the flagship got me up to 1979 when I joined VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. We made deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I build trainers in Orlando for a while then did another tour at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland at Force Warfare. Washington in NAVAIR and five years as PMA -264 finished me off. I'm now in Seal Beach CA working for Boeing. Any Shipmates who have time can drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 16DEC99 | 24OCT99]

COLVILL, AK2 John L. johncolvill@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1980 to 1984. It was my first tour in the Navy and I loved that squadron. I still talk to a couple of Blue Geese around the world. I stayed in the Navy for 12 yrs and now reside in San Jose, CA where I was stationed with VP-9. I was an AK2 when I left the Navy. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [09MAY2010]

COLVIN, AT2/GF1 Dick dickcol@cableone.net "...I served aboard NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco (1952-1954) at the Air Survailance Radar Site and NAS Miramar, California (1955-05/1957) working on the Sparrow 1 Missles..." [30DEC2015]

COLVIN, AN Gregory F. "Gregg" gfcncnc@msn.com "...I served with VT-26 in the 1st Lt. Division from October 1965 - April 1966..." [07JUN2005]

COLVIN, William H. "Willie/Scotty" Retired whcolvin@bellsouth.net "...Radio operator/First tech P2V, SS1,SS2, SS3P3B. I was stationed at NAS Brunswick, ME. IN VP-21 (61-64), VP-11 (65-70), CFAW3 (ASCAC) (70-71), CFWL (TSC)(71-73), VP-44 (73-76). It's really great to see the old times coming back..." [E-Mail Updated 28JUL2001]

COMAN, Stephen C coman@jax-inter.net "...1966-67 Westpac cruise with VP-9!! Any other Viet Nam era VP-9'ers out there?? Would like to hear from you..."

COMBS, Jerald D. aircrew@orion1.mfg.sgi.com "...I am formally a U.S. Naval Aircrewman (AW sensor3). I was in VP-9 and VP48. Training command VP30 at NAS Moffett Field..."

COMBS, AD Sidney A. sacombs32@aol.com "...I served with VS-22 (1952-1954) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I would like to hear from Jimmy G. Sanders,Vernon J. Holmes and any other former Shipmates..." [15MAR2014]

COMEAU, ADC Phil Retired pcomeau@clearsource.net "...I was in VP-42 from June 1965 to November 1968. Flew most of the time with RB-11. Was an ADR-2 back then, retired in july 88 as ADC. Also spent a lot of time in EC-130's. Would like to hear from anyone who was with VP-42 in the mid 60's..." [08APR2000]

COMERFORD, AT2(AC) Bob prof.bob1@verizon.net "...I served with VP-45 (1960-1962) with deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I am a 73 year old college professor in Rhode Island approaching retirement..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 16SEP2014 | 23SEP2004]

COMFORT, Ted J. tjcomf222@digitalexp.com "...I served with VP-19 from July 1957 until June 1960 at NAS Alameda, California. We made deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was Plane Captain of Crew Six for two years..." [07DEC2006]

COMMANDER, Douglas daccom97@yahoo.com "...I was a member of VAW-13 from 1967 till 1970 including the transition to VAG-130 in 1968. I was a Plane Captain on the A-1 an A-3. I spent alot of time at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and deployed to 8 different carriers including the det. in Chu Lai in 1967. I finished my time in 1970 on a med. cruise on the old Franklin D. I sure enjoyed my time with the outfit. I would like to hear from anyone in the squadron. I sure did like my time at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines..." [23NOV2005]

COMPTON, AMH3 Glenn R. (Bobby) Jr. Sedanfan@aol.com "...Looking for anybody that worked VP-31 maintance from 1970-1974..." [28OCT2001]

COMPTON, AW2 Richard N. myappraiser@charter.net "...Served one tour in the Navy with VP-47 from 1977-1981 as a SS3 with crew 4. Would like to hear from former Rubber Ducks with whom I served..." [E-Mail Updated 02JAN2008 | 03OCT2002]

COMSTOCK, AVCM Chuck Retired chuckcomstock@hotmail.com "...VP-93 Plankowner, having transitioned from VS-73, I worked in the "Tron Shop" made up of AT/AX's in our modern new hanger with the best men and women in the Navy. Selected as VP-93's SOY in 1980 and Wing Master Chief in 1988 until Decom in 1994. Transfered to CV-62(NR) as CMC located at the newly formed NARA Detroit. Former members of VP-93 and I went on 'AT' aboard our first carrier, The Roosevelt, after completing Shipboard Fire Fighting and Damage Control Schools in Norfolk. You would have been as proud as I was with your former shipmates and friends as we stepped up to the challenge and in true "VP-93" fashion showed everyone aboard why VP-93 people are the best. In every workcenter our people were assigned we displayed a "can-do" attitude and stood out like stars! A year later we were off again on 'AT' aboard The America. Ditto!! After 30 1/2 years I retired from the Navy and had to say "good-bye" to the best extended family anyone could wish for. To all of my Shipmates who mentored me as I came up through the ranks; and to everyone I was able to help along the way; to my Shipmates and my friends; I thank YOU for the memories which will last a lifetime. Please keep in touch..." [01AUG2000]

COMSTOCK, AEM3 Robert corky34698@aol.com "...I served with ZP-651 (12/1953-12/1961) at NAS Akron, Ohio..." [23JUN2013]

CONDELLA, Phil Condella pcondella@hotmail.com "...Nice to see many familiar names and places, truly the VP community was a great experience. The community seemed to attract excellent people in all department and divisions. Of course, AdubaU's were the best (in our own minds) until the FE had us fuel the A/C or do plugs/covers during the most crappy weather to put us in our place…..as for me I spent all my operational time on the west coast/west-pac other than a few training TAD's on the east coast. So I've pretty much seen everything from the western U.S to Africa. Served in VP-1, NATTC, CV-64 (great people, but no per-diem…a VP'ers worst nightmare), VPU-2 (definitely the best tour one could hope for…great people and work…plus plenty of per-diem), NAVSTAD, and then early retirement under the TERA program in 1995…..went back to college and got an MBA and I'm now the Assistant Head of Procurement for the Naval Medical Center San Diego..." [31MAY2001]

CONDO, Charles M.D. cholly@lightside.com "...In 1955 our squadron (AEWRON 1) had a Detachment Able in NAS Atsugi, Japan with its main home station at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. For about 1/3 of the time we were in NAS Atsugi, Japan. I was an AT2..." [30JUN98]

CONDON, AD1 Pete Retired pcondon@uswest.net "...Shipmates - I did two tours plus in VP-50 (74-78 and 86-90) and a tour in VP-40 in between. Loving life in AZ..." [E-Mail Updated 02SEP2000 | 04APR98]

CONDREY, ADR3 Nathan W. nwcondre@aol.com "...Served with VP-23 from November 1967 to February 1970 then went to VT-28 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. Remember, Bill Meyers, Jodi Arrington, Bob Hull and Billy Jo Brown. How about the fight song? Did two deployements to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and twice to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR for "fun in the sun". Fond memories of LTjg Reynolds (Legal Officer). Didn't realize it then but the best time of my life. If any of you people still exist let me hear from you. I remember a lot more of you guys I just can't think of your names, but I can see your faces..." [15JUN2006]

CONE, Donald P. alcdpc@worldnet.att.net "...I served with VW-4 for more than 4 years, starting in 1962. We were involved with Cuba, Hurricane Hunting and Barrier Flights in the off season. Before that I was stationed at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland at AEWTULANT. Before this I was stationed at the Naval Station at the Naval Academy. We flew the UF-2's to train Midshipmen. After that I was stationed at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland Flight Test. After VW-4, I was sent to shore duty at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I worked in AMD, supporting two VP Squadrons. It was late 1966 and 1967. A lot of the squadron personnel were assigned to the labs with me. I have been trying to remember the squadrons, I think VP-26 was one of them. They still had some P2's and P-3A's. I remember the first P-3B's coming in. AMD had a station P2 which I worked and flew on. Other than two trips to NAS Memphis, Tennessee to ATA and ATB schools, thats my Navy career. I received an offer from Pratt & Whitney and went on to work for them for 33 years. I worked in Engineering, Flight Test, Customer Support, Communications and Management. Now I am retired living in Niantic, CT in the warm months, and Hudson, Florida, this time of the year...I spent most of my 9 years in VW Squadrons, but I got to spend the last 18 months at NAS Brunswick, Maine supporting VP Squadrons, both P2 and P-3's..." [BIO Updated 17FEB2003 | 09FEB2003]

CONE, ATN3 John jcone@wi.rr.com "...I served with VP-881 and VP-883 at NAS Olathe, Kansas from 1962 to 1970. I was a radio operator and remember flying with CDR Secord (Pilot), CPO Francis (FE), and Bobby Brown (Ordinance). Of course there was also a Co-Pilot, TACCO, ECM and MAD operators, and others, but it was too long ago to remember all of their names. I do remember box lunches, long flights, and getting a technical "kill" on submarine one summer training in NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Or was it the summer at NAS Moffett Field, California?..." [31AUG2003]

CONE, AT Ron ronconesr@gmail.com "...I served with VP-18 (1962-1964) and flew with Crew-5. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 28APR2013 | E-Mail Updated 04JAN2002 | 21JUL2001]

CONERS, PO3 Doug rockbase@live.com "...I served with VP-64 (1980-1983) alive and well..." [08SEP2021]

CONGER, John S. skydog@pacific.net "...Just a brief note to say that I was an instructor at VP-31 from 1971 to 1975 aboard the P-3A/B/R, and the P-3C and "C" Update. What wonderful memories, and what a GREAT aircraft!..." [15DEC99]

CONIGLIO, Carl J. carlconiglio@gmail.com "...I served with VP-931 and VP-57 (1950-1954)..." [16FEB2021]

CONKLE, AW2 Frank frank.conkle@co.travis.tx.us "...I was with VP-1 from 1968 to 1970, assigned as a JEZ operator on crews 1 and 6. We had some great times, and I especially enjoyed the deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. If there are any of you guys still out there that I haven't already contacted, drop me a line..." [07JUN2001]

CONLAN, ADC(AC) Edward T. Retired econlan@suffolk.lib.ny.us "...Served with O&R Flight Test, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, from 1952-1954; served with VP-24 from 1954-1956; served with VP-834, VP-832, VP-62R2, VP-66 at NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Privilege to serve with all great members. Hope to see/hear from old friends..." [BIO Updated 30JUN2001 | 08JAN2000]

CONLEY, AK1 Allen liveon01@verizon.net "...I served with VP-60 when we had transitioned and retired LS-7 to the new P-3s..." [24MAY2009]

CONLEY, Boyd c/o Brian John Conley golfnut064@aol.com "...My Father, Boyd Conley, served aboard the USS Pine Island (AV-12) from 1945 to 1946 and is now living at 1369 Gallant Lane, Boise, ID 83642. Thank you..." [ADDR Updated 26OCT2010 | 02JUN2007]

CONLEY, George P. gconley@us.hsanet.net "...I served with VP-44 from 1959 to 1962 and transitioned from P5M's to P2V's to P-3s and VP-48 from 1966 to 1968 and transitioned from P5M's to P-3's..." [23OCT2000]

CONLEY, AE2 Joseph Larry lconley4@bellsouth.net "...I served aboard NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a AE2-P1 from 1957 to 1958. We provided support to FASRON-117. I would like to get in touch with FASRON-117 Bill Divorak..." [25APR2009]

CONLEY, Mike mikecis@comcast.net "...I served with the Crazy Cats as a Plane Captain on P2s from February 1971 to 1972. We flew long missions over Laos, Cambodia, and of course the North. Shot at landing in Danang one night and bracketed by 37mm another. The pilots and the plane were good. One crew of pilots let me fly the plane while they took a break in back for a while, loved that! I flew 485 (485 was in Fort Rucker, Alabama so maybe that was not the tail # I took to Gifu) as the PC to Gifu, Japan via PI, Taipei. Had to replace a generator in Taipei, took 3 days, damn. It's a miracle we got off the ground as everyone had bought records, and books and our bags weighed a ton..." [08AUG2004]

CONNELL, AD1 D. W. (Bill) DonCnnll@cs.Com "...I served with VP-42 from December 1947 to June 1952. I spent my entire hitch with the squadron. I flew with crew #7 for about six months then trans to crew #8 for the rest of my time in the Navy. I made three deployments with the squadron one before Korea and two after Korea started. Our crew made a total of seventy-one missions. I made AD-1 before I was discharged. I welcome anyone who would like to get aquainted again..." [23AUG2001]

CONNELL, Ed ejc@nwlink.com "...Joined in 58, AV-5 USS Ablemarle a Seaplane Tender, VX-6 DeepFreeze,VA-122, VA-145 (spads) NATTC NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VU-5 Det ALfa NAS Cubi Point, Philippines VA-125 Nuke Loading ect, VP-46 Appt. WO1 in 69. VF-21 NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VF-161, VF-21,VF-121, Staff COMFITWING MIRAMAR and Retired as LT. 1981..." [15OCT98]

CONNELL, Joe jcon101361@comcast.net "...I served with VP-28 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from the end of 1949 thru December 1951. We served throughout the Pacific, including Guam, Japan, Okinawa, Korea, etc. I met lots of nice friends during this tenure and enjoyed my entire time. I crewed on CF9 but when Korea was invaded and my squadron deployed back to Hawaii, I was left behind to form a 3 plane detachment to go to Okinawa. Same thing happened when my squadron was deployed from Itami Japan back to Hawaii. This 3 plane detachment moved to NAS Atsugi, Japan and we remained there to work with the reserve squadron relieving us. I would be glad to converse with anyone there. Enjoyed the Las Vegas Reunion in 1997 immensely. I also served with VP-10 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1955 to 1957. I flew as Plane Captain on HK 4. We deployed to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Would like to hear from Shipmates who remember me..." [E-Mail Updated 23JUN2004 | E-Mail Updated 10DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 08DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 28AUG2000 | BIO Updated 15SEP98 | 14AUG98]

CONNELL, CDR Phil Retired p2driver@juno.com "...Retired from the Navy, on 20, in 1975 when BUPERS tried to send me to Iceland. Been there, done that! Joined VP-11 right out of flight training. Was blessed with a caring PPC on HB/LE-5 and made PPC in about 10 months. Hit the NAS Brunswick, Maine GCA unit with LE-6, 140157, in December 1958. Lost the 12 man life raft out of the port wing on a dark and stormy night in 1959. Scary! Left VP-11 in June of 1960. Spent two years in VP-21 (1966-4/1966). Gone were the days of LT(jg) PPCs. As a fresh caught LCDR, I was the 15th junior LCDR in the squadron. Proud of my VP service!..." [23JAN2012]

CONNELLY, Ed epconn@aol.com "...I served with VP-18 from 1965 to 1968. Checked into the squadron in January 1965 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and went to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR in March of 1965. I was assigned as First Tech for Crew 2 when the squadron arrived at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and stayed with the crew until I left the squadron. The squadron had a three plane detachment at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba so we spent three weeks out of every 12 at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I remember many good times fishing with Merrill Steffey (Stef) off of the ferry landing at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Also spent many fun hours flying model airplane with Henry Bonck at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The highlight of my tour was Crew 2 being selected to go on UNITAS VIII in 1967..." [24FEB2003]

CONNELLY, CAPTAIN Robert J. "Jeff" http://www.pmrf.navy.mil/co.html "...Commanding Officer - Pacific Missile Range Facility - A native of Montclair, New Jersey, Captain Connelly graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned an Ensign in June 1976. In November 1977, he was designated a Naval Aviator. Upon completion of his initial P-3C Orion training at VP-31, he was assigned to VP-48 from June 1978 to June 1981 completing three Western Pacific deployments during his tour. Captain Connelly served on the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) staff from 1981 to 1984 as the Electronic Warfare Programs Analyst in the Systems Analysis Division and as Staff Assistant to the Director, Naval Warfare. During this tour, he received a Master of Arts degree in Government from Georgetown University. In September 1984, Captain Connelly reported as the Assistant Navigator in USS MIDWAY (CV 41) homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. He next served as Assistant Maintenance and Administrative Officers in VP-31 from May 1986 to October 1987. In December 1987, Captain Connelly reported to VP-8 where he completed deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAS Keflavik, Iceland while serving as Safety Officer, Training Officer and Operations Officer. Assigned to OPNAV from January 1990 to August 1991, he served as Assistant Branch Head of the Western Hemisphere Plans and Policy Branch within the Politico-Military Policy and Current Plans Division. Additionally, he was assigned as the Assistant Branch Head of the East Asia/Pacific Branch and Lead Action Officer for the Philippine Base Re-negotiations. He concluded his tour by serving as Aide and Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Plans, Policy and Operations) during Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. Captain Connelly completed a one-year assignment as a National Security Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In September 1992, he reported to VP-47 as Executive Officer and assumed command one year later following the squadron's relocation from NAS Moffett Field, California to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Captain Connelly reported to the United States Pacific Fleet staff at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in September 1994 as the Maritime Aviation Operations Officer. From August 1996 to February 2000, he completed consecutive Executive Officer tours and deployments in USS INCHON (MCS 12), USS ESSEX (LHD 2), and USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD 6). Captain Connelly assumed duties as Commanding Officer in USS BONHOMME RICHARD in April 2000 until relinquishing command in September 2001. His next assignment, as Commander, Amphibious Squadron THREE and the BONHOMME RICHARD Amphibious Ready Group, commenced in December 2001 while deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF). During this assignment, he headed two U.S. Navy and Coalition Task Forces comprised of twenty-three combatant, amphibious, and logistics support ships engaged simultaneously in combat, maritime interception, intelligence collection, and support operations in Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. Captain Connelly relinquished command of Amphibious Squadron THREE in September 2002 and assumed duties in January 2003 as the Commanding Officer, Pacific Missile Range Facility, located on the island of Kaua'i in Hawaii. Captain Connelly's personal awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (with one gold star), the Meritorious Service Medal (with three gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with four gold stars), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various other campaign and service awards..." [25JUN2003]

CONNELLY, ADR3 Thomas A. teed169@comcast.net "...I served with VP-28 (08/1964-08/1967) with deployments to Canton Island as well as the NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Flew as Plane Captain on QC3 (BUNO: 150515) most of 1967 and also worked in Powerplants. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 06JUN2016 | E-Mail Updated 16APR2007 | 03SEP2001]

CONNER, AMH3 Harold haroldconner@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-26 from August 1962 to August 1964. Would love to hear from any Shipmates who also served during that time. Also would like to know of any Reunions..." [28AUG2008]

CONNER, Ralph L. connerrl@aol.com "...Station at NASB 1962-64 VP-11, ASHLEAF 12, Tail No. 135548..." [16APR2000]

CONNOR, T. Patrick "Pat" marpat@embarqmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1966-1969) as a TACCO. We made the first P-3 deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan (1966), NAS Iwakuni, Japan (1968), NAS Adak, Alaska (1969) and short deployments to NAS Agana, Guam, Viet Nam, Hawaii and the Phillipines. COs were Les Page, Frank Barker and Bob Cooke..." [01MAY2012]

CONNER, AW2 Wayne T. ratsplus2dogs@aol.com "...I served with VP-11 (1982-1986) and flew with CAC-1 and CAC-6..." [26JUN2010]

CONNERTON, Dr. James c/o his Son John Connerton Johnconnerton@usfamily.net "...My Dad flew with a PV-1 training/recon. squadron out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in 1944, and later was transferred to NAS San Diego, California to fly the PB4Y. He is not a net user, but I'm sure would like to know how to contact this association, an especially anyone associated with VPB-199, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. He is Dr. James Connerton of New Jersey, I would be glad to forward any communication to him..." [08AUG2001]

CONNERTON, Jim c/o His Son John Connerton Johnconnerton@usfamily.com "...My Dad, Jim Connerton flew with VP-5 out of NAS Seattle, Washington during WWII. He was transferred to NAS North Island, San Diego, California to Photographic Reconnaissance flying B-24s (PB4Y)in 1944. His former PV crew were transferred to the South Pacific, and their plane went down, all were killed. My Mom and Dad just completed their memiours of the war years, along with their lifelong best friends John and Martha O'Conner. John was a B-24 pilot shot down and captured over Germany. My sons and I are constructing replicas of the planes my Dad flew and would appreciate hearing from anyone who may remember VP-5..." [06JAN2001]

CONNOR, Dennis M. dmconnor@hotmail.com "...I was a SS2 and SS1 on CAC 5 VP-10 starting in bravos and updated to charlies Update 2's 80 to 83..." [16JUN99]

CONNOR, CNOCM (AW/SW) Jim Retired james.connor@navy.mil "...I served with VP-30 (AWAA) NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from March 1974 to August 1974, VP-10 (CAC-7) from August 1974 to May 1978, VX-1, VS-31, VS-27, Naval Technical Training Unit (NTTU) Keesler Air Force, CMC of IDF/CFK, CMC of CVW-1 and retired as CMC of NAVAIR. Now working "VP of the future" in the PMA-262 BAMS office..." [22JUL2010]

CONNOR, John skijon3@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-6 (February 1954 to June 1957), AD "B" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (August 1957 and February 1958 to April 1958), Instructor Training (ay 1958 to June 1961), NAMTD NAS Moffett Field, California (June 1961 to May 1962), NAMTD 1086 (May 1962 to July 1963), VA-23 (July 1963 and promoted from CPO to LDO Ensign), VP-1, VF-121, VF-151 and last assignment was Naval Air Force Pacific Fleet (CNAP). I retired March 1974..." [15NOV2009]

CONRAD, Charles W. conradcwc@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-26 from 1952 until 1955. We were stationed at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Would like to correspond with any Shipmates that served in that time frame..." [19SEP2000]


CONSTABLE, Desiree L. desy14u@earthlink.net "...I was in VP-22 from 1990 through its decom. I miss all of my blue geese family members, mostly the AO types. If you happen by this message please e-mail me, I would love to hear from you..." [07MAR2000]

CONTRYMAN, Eric R. drcontryman@embarqmail.com "...I served with VAP-61 (1964-1965) with deployments aboard the USS Hancock (CVA-19), USS Midway (CVA-41) and the USS Ranger (CVA-4). I also served with VS-25 with deployments aboard the USS Yorktown (CVA-10)..." [24DEC2018]

CONTY, Frank A. frankconty2@msn.com "...I served with VP-7 from June 1964 to June 1966. We deployed to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the Dominican Republic crisis and were awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. It was not entered on my DD214 (although it is in my records). For years I have tried to get this corrected but records in DC says we were never awarded the medal. If any one knows about this please contact me..." [06FEB2004]

CONWAY, David F. CONRADAIR@aol.com "...I am glad see that Patron 4 (VP-4) personal of young and old are still bounded by the same love and comment that we shared we were servicing the VP-4. Hope to see some old faces at the Reunion. Pride and Professional..." [Updated 10MAR98]

CONWAY, Michael conwaymb@msn.com "...I served with VP-22 (11/1986-06/1990) and VP-10 (05/1992-06/1995) as a Acoustic Operator. Good to see so many familiar names rattling around these halls. Have to say my time is coming to an end. Battling stage 4 kidney cancer since 2007. Not much more time left. Just wanted to thank all my Shipmates. Best time of my life!..." [29MAR2018]

CONWAY, YN Robert T. luckyoneforsure@yahoo.com "...I served with Navy Recruiting Command Headquarters (1974-1977) in Arlington, VA, USS Austin (LPD-4) (1977), Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) (1977-1978) in Arlington, VA, Naval Investigative Service Headquarters (NISHQ) (1978-1980), VP-49 (1980-1984) and VP-30 (1984-1986)..." [16MAY2020]

CONWAY, AW1 Steve MADSS3@YAHOO.COM [E-Mail Updated 20FEB99 | 10FEB98]

CONWELL, David narqed@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-4 for 2 tours; 82-85 and 95-99. I would love to hear from all who were there at the same time..." [08MAR2001]

CONWELL, Frank fconwell@live.com "...I served with VP-23 (11/1961-02/1963) in the Airframes Shop (night check)..." [28MAY2015]

COOK, AT2 Alan acook6@triad.rr.com "...I served with VP-1 (Radio Operator with Crew 2 and others) from 1979 to 1982, VP-31 (CNAP) from 1982 to 1985 and VP-91 (Radio, IFT and P-3C IFT with 3,000 flight hours haveing a ball) from 1985 to 1991. Missed some of the exotic squadrons to join Lockheed in flight operations/flight test in Palmdale, CA. Left flight operations to join Lockheed's international sales organization having a ball for many years but eventually leaving Lockheed for banking in 1995. Wachovia Bank out of Winston-Salem, NC and now in Laguna Beach, CA with Wells Fargo (merger). The experiences I had in those days was as good as sex and once in a while more exciting (not always in a good way). I'm trying to connect with many of the crew. I'm on Facebook in Orange Coutny, CA. I look forward to catching up with many Shipmates..." [01JUN2009]

COOK, Bobbie Jo pinkmonkeyflower@yahoo.com "...I was attached to VP-17 from 1989-1993. Did NAS Adak, Alaska, NSF Diego Garcia, and NAS Misawa, Japan deployments. Now living in Minnesota and working at the Mall of America..." [07DEC99]

COOK, Bruce E Butch@minntaccdp.com "...Served with VP-6 from 1962-1964. Was A PR-3 in Ave Equipment. Would like to hear from Shipmates in the Squadron at that time..." [24JAN98]

COOK, AO2 Dave darho.cook@gmail.com "...I served with NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (09/1967-10/1969) I was an AO and made 2nd class while there. Those were two of the best years of my life. The duty was great and so were the people. I flew on P2 and was the crew ordnanceman on an EC-121 Super Constellation, BUNO 131388. It was a magnificent aircraft, configured with P-3 ASW systems. We did testing of sonobouys and other ASW gear. While there the Ordnance guys did extensive work with the civilians on the development of Air Delivered Seismic Intrusion Detector (ADSIDS) and other listening devices used in Operation "Igloo White" flown by VO-67 over the Ho Chi Min Trail. In October 1969 I was sent to VP-30 at NAS Moffett Field, California for P-3 training and then to VP-22 in January 1970 while they were on deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and flew with Crew-4. With an early out I left VP-22 and the Navy in October 1970. I have never regretted my Navy experience and have pictures and memorabilia on display in my home to remind me of those great times.If anyone out there remembers me I'd like to here from them..." [E-Mail Updated 19JUL2011 | E-Mail Updated 13NOV2005 | 02JUN99]

COOK, Dean E. dean_cook@charter.net "...Entered the Navy September 1957. Seaparated June 1961. Was in HU-1 for short time. Was in VAW-11 (NAS North Island, San Diego, California) and was transferred to VAW-13 at NAS Agana, Guam. Was in transit on the Midway until we transferred to the Kearsarge outside of Yokuska by Helicopter. We were designated VAW-13 Detachment "ALFA" at that time..." [01OCT2006]

COOK, Doug cook74@foxinternet.net "...I was in VP-23 from June 76 through May 80. Retired since 93 and teach NJROTC..." [04NOV2000]

COOK, AX3(AC) Gary garycook1@cox.net "...I was an aircrewman AX3(AC) in VP-28 from December 1962 to December 1963. I joined the squadron at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan and flew as radio operator and Julie/Jez operator with CDR Walter Rolls crew which included LT Hall (Co-pilot) and LTjg R. A. Steele as Navigator. I served with Vance Rose, a kid from Tennessee and would like to hear from any of the "Hawaiian Warriors" of that era..." [08MAR2002]

COOK, PH2 Gerald P. jerry.diane@juno.com "...I served with VP-47 (1969-1972) including the transition to the P-3 with a deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (Soviet Ops), NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and NAS Adak, Alaska (OCEAN 2). I flew with a great bunch of Shipmates..." [05JUL2011]

COOK, Herbert olherb@copper.net "...Hello all. I was stationed as an enlisted man at NAS Banana River, Florida in 1944. Been a while huh? I see all the postings of officers but fail to see enlisted men's posts. I swabed the decks, baked the bread and worked at the aircraft hanger as a helper. Boy what a deselete place that was then but look at it now. We are all getting a little bit older..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 10JAN2004 | E-Mail Updated 11APR2002 | 18JUL99]

COOK, AME2 James C. jccook2871@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-30 (1983-1987)..." [11JUL2016]

COOK, ADR2 Jerry jc52@swbell.net "...I was stationed with VC-5 on two tours from 71-76. I left shortly after the move to Kadena AFB. Just wanted to say hello to any and all Shipmates..." [16DEC2001]

COOK, ADR2 John W. john.cook@cplc.com "...I was stationed at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in VW-4 from 1967-1970. I was assigned on BUNO 137896 as Plane Captian during this period. Recently, I visited the old Connie at Florence. It is being torn appart. Brings back memories. Still remember the smell of the hydraulic fluid..." [23FEB98]

COOK, Norman windsong@starstream.net "...I first came to Viet Nam with VP-17 at Tan Son Nhut in early 1965. We were a part of the MACV group headquartered in downtown Saigon. We hadn't even organized Market Time Patrols yet. In 1967 we were moved out to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and I finally left Viet Nam in May of 1968! I spent a lot of my life over there. I was a Patrol Plane Commander on Crew #7 when I finally left. VP-17 was a long time ago, but I still think of it often..." [13APR2003]

COOK, AVCM Paul Retired cooksfl@cox.net "...I served with VP-9 3/83-7/87 then at NAMTRAGRUDET NAS Moffett Field, California until 6/91. Retired AVCM 6/98 and now living in Pensacola, Fl..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUL2002 | Updated BIO and E-Mail 14AUG98 | 10FEB98]

COOK, Ralph L. bluesgtar@redrose.net "...I served in VP-44 from January 1960 to October 1963. I was thrilled to find this site and immediately bent my brain trying to remember names and adventures to tickle the memories of others. I served my whole tour of duty in VP-44 beginning in January of 1960 and extending to October of 1963. I was on the P5M beach crew in NAS Norfolk, Virginia and I remember how cold Willoughby(sp) Bay became on some of those nights in January and February. I advanced to the metal shop under two chiefs one nicknamed "Pappy" the senior chief's name escapes me. There was an Dakota Indian named Ted Lague, a really nice guy. There were the Cota brothers, Richard and ? Richard Morgan of Thornwood, NY, and a host of others in that shop. We went to the Rappahanock River with the squadron where we joined with the USS Albemarle, a Seaplane Tender. I fell asleep on the wing of a P5M and got second degree burns..Ouch! I remember Billy Delaney from Brooklyn NY and Carl "Robbie" Robertson from Pennsauken NJ. There was Robbies buddy Joe CARR, an AO3, he was a crazy man if there ever was one. I liked him just for the fun he was. The transition to P2V's was not easy. We lost LM-5 in key west, it burned to the ground. We lost LM 4 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia when Lt Vincent forgot to put the gear down after a dozen 'touch and go' approaches. Lt Vincent was well liked by all and we hated to see that happen to him. We went to NAS Sigonella, Sicily with our P2V-5F's and I managed to get on the crew of LM-4 BU NO. 131453 with LCDR Stephan and ?? There was a radioman named Hugh Oliver Talley whose name and initials on his shirt spelled Talley HO! We had an ordnanceman on that crew who was Huge, a black man who was from Philly. I wish I could remember more names. In NAS Norfolk, Virginia there was Jerry Fann and "Big Charley from NC, There was a man named Reggie Fear and a Plane Captain named Paul Owens and one named Walters. The hot comedy album in the Barracks was Dave somebody with a lot of southern humor. In NAS Sigonella, Sicily we did a "Med Fam" cruise to Venice, Rome (saw pope paul?) Pisa and Naples. Then on to Morocco to use our SARA gear to track John Glenn in Mercury 7, Just in case. That was quite a high point. We also stopped in Marseilles France and Rota Spain where I swear I saw a U-2 spy plane sitting out on the Tarmac. In NAS Patuxent River, Maryland I met a girl over at St. Mary's JC and we flew high over Maryland for a while. I played Guitar with a small group off the base in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. The tenor sax player is still a friend today. He was a radioman his name is Douglas W. Lloyd. He is famous for backing into a P-3 with a stakeside truck, I think it was LM-1. Doug is now a successful engineer with Motorola in Phoenix. I have an injection molding business in Lancaster County PA, "Dutch Country". If anyone from that era would like to get together, I am game. If you are visiting Pennsylvania Dutch country, I am your host..." [25DEC99]

COOK, AW1 Randy (Doc Jez) randycook32063@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-5 from March 1980 through October 1987. I made deployments to NAS Bermuda 1980/1986, NAS Sigonella, Sicily 1981/1982 and 85, and a NS Rota, Spain/NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal deployment in 1983/1984. I was a Sensor station 1+2 operator and obtained a final rank of AW1. I flew crews 11, 3 and 9. I am trying to find information on what happened to AW2 R. J. Bennet. Outstanding site I hope to here from so old friends..." [BIO Updated 15AUG2003 | 14FEB2001]

COOK, Randy Seven randycook503@yahoo.com "...Began Flight Engineer training on CAC-1 Captain Robert Fey's (crew "Delta Captain on 767-400") as AD-1 Ron Dodson's trainee. He was my big bother and roomate and alternate Natops IFE for Brian Attara - Squadron Natops instructor Instructor. Lt Fey was the Natops IP. Brian eventually became CNAL avaluatot and Ron was his alternate. I was lead and inspired a taught by the very best Orion IFE's know to mankind. My second crew was withMike Albright - Great man = he was family to me and he was a Natops IP when I was on his crew. Eric Wieman - was my third crew leader and Natops pilot and I was his Natops IFE. No man was braver or charged harder then now Captain Wieman - Skipper Rocy Gmeiner was or USNTPS grad skipper. Flew many PPC check rides with him - caring for his men. Admiral Ryan was my first skipper in VP-11. He is the Preseident of the CCL - Center of Creative Leadership - Worlds finest leader on earth. VX-1 was my next command - served as Natops office LPO, for Jerry Hyde, Mike Braun, and Peter Gamble. I was a SMILS flight engineer for CDR Stephen Mulloy - His welfare is my miision in life!!! After 5 weeks of class 9010 EOD leader, I reported to VP-8 as ab IFE and deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and Jeddah. On weekends I was a artic weather sea urchin diver during winter months in Maine diving 5 tanks a day solo in 20 degrees weather wit ha lobsterman. Summer weekends was a lobsterman's mate. After LBP injury, I became a PAO rep in NAS Brunswick, Maine and participated in 33 airshows and a jamboree. Awarded Navy Commendation medal for VIP visits, and two POTUS events. Hosted 5,000 base guests and earned 25 LOA's and nominated for Joshua Chamberlain award. Last civilian jobs was at NRL, Force Warfare/VX-20, and USNTPS. Hooyah Shipand mates of the wing. AD-1, 8251, NAC, EAWS, SERE grad, A-7E Plane Captain, Troubleshooter final checker on USS America, and USS Kitty Hawk. Worn all colors of flt deck jersy's - Rainbow Man, - Man of the non-slid steel beach bird farm..." [09SEP2015]

COOK, AMM2 Ray (Cookie) raymarcie@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-63 from 1942 to 1945. We deployed to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco, etc. I was an AMM2..." [06FEB2004]

COOK, AW Terrence "Terry" ncyclist@yahoo.com "...Hi. I miss the Navy and all the comradere that we all, well, most of us, enjoyed. I would love to hear from other AWs who have some spare time to relive some old memories via e-mail, etc. Although I didn't make the Navy a career, my life was tragically altered by it. I loved it and I cherish my time at NAS Pensacola, Florida, NTC Millington, TN, NAS North Island, San Diego, California (VS-41), NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida (VS-30) and (VS-24). I want to hear from Shipmates..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 14JAN2003 | 03DEC2001]

COOK, Timothy K. tkcook@tecnet1.jcte.jcs.mil "...I was a FCO and later ended up as an IFT (did both jobs on some flights) with VP-4 from 1977-1981. I am still deeply involved with theP3 here at PAX River. It's great to see so many community members still out there! I keep running into old shipmates whenever Im on the road to the sites (even still). Drop a line if you were in Patron Four from 77-81, I'll tell you who I've met to date..."

COOK, AD2 Wayne R. cook1138@aol.com "...I served in VP-18 from 1957 thru 1960 was AD2 and 2nd mech on crew #11 plane BUNO: 135586 with Plane Capt Jack Leopold. Our skipper was Woody Huddleston. Leopold is my brother-in-law, has been married to my sister since 1960. I would like to hear from any crew members that remember..." [12FEB2005]


COOKE, C. Dale dcooke@mch.us "...I was with VP-56 from 1965-1968 as the MADMAN from Crew 2 - our favorite plane 145920. Bob Moore was the plane commander - the most unforgettable character in the world. Anyone remember the "Red Baron" AKA LT Kelly? Lot of good memories like backing the fuel truck into our plane during preflight, trying to drink a beer in every bar in Rota, Spain. Send a message if you remember those days!..." [22NOV2005]

COOKE, Jack D. cj66@juno.com "...I served with VP-2 and VP-6. I made the NAS Kodiak, Alaska deployment in 59' or 60' - can't recall which. I was in VP-6 and was detached to be apart of the ground crew during the Christmas Island atomic testing. What a trip that was. I have run across two old Shipmates through this forum (boy they must be old...I was a kid then and I'm OLD now!). Chief R. L. Collins and Chief (E-6 when I knew him) Ernie Grims. I made one an a partial NAS Iwakuni, Japan trip with VP-6 as an AT1. I was a part of the cruise book...where I met Ernie Grim ADR1. After my VP tours I was stationed at Hickham AFB to a research and develop outfit called N.A.P.O.G. Can't tell you what it means...have to killya. I detached myself after 15 years 9 month to become a minister. Best move I ever made. I still remeber the great and not so great men who shaped my young self those few years of my life. AE1 Eck are you out there?...I served with VP-28 based at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (Circa 1962). We deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in November that year.. CDR L. A. Kurz was CO and CDR R. T. Folsom XO. I was an AT1 and part of the Crews Book staff. I recall redrawing the Squadron Logos (the one Axing the sub and the one just below and to the right of it). I drew up Crew patches as well and the guys had them stitched. I got of flight status before we went to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I got trash canned to Pubs and Electronic Material Changes as punishment. The three things that could fail us at ORI was these two and something else - don't remember the third. Go figure. I was banished to a most sensitive job. We were four years behind when I took over. It took me four years to get caught up. Any body remember that November NAS Iwakuni, Japan trip of 1962?..." [BIO Updated 22NOV99 | 04MAY99]

COOKE, John jicooke@comcast.net "...I served with VAH-11 from 1958 to 1961..." [04SEP2010]

COOKSEY, AOC Frank Retired Wrightfull@aol.com "...I joined VP-22 in the 1970 time frame and left around 1974. I spent a lot of time while being deployed, to AIMD. Did me no harm because while there, I made AO1 and took supervisor of the ground-pounders.After I left VP-22, I went to "C" school and immediately was advanced to CPO. I went to a VA squadron on the U.S.S. Nimitz (VA-82} and that is where I spent my next three years. I was transferred to NAS Pensacola, Florida as the senior swim instructor of the base and proceeded to retire one year later. One month after retiring, I got notification that I had made E-8. I declined and haven't regreted yet. I am working as one of three electricians for the county of Escambia in Florida. Demainding!!!!!! We have three elect. and 170+ buildings with electricity. Sounds like some of the VP-22 challenges? Got to go. Write if you can..." [15JAN2001]

COOLEDGE, CDR Scott P. Shipmate Pix http://www.naswi.navy.mil/vp-46/co.html "...Commander Cooledge is a native of Portland Maine and a 1985 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nautical Science and his United States Coast Guard Mates License Unlimited Tonnage all Oceans. After a year of working in the merchant fleet CDR Cooledge attended Aviation Officer Candidate School and was commissioned an Ensign in July of 1986. He then attended flight training and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in September 1987 and later a Naval Aviator in August 1991. His first sea going assignment was with VP-11 where he served as an Instructor Tactical Coordinator, Mission Commander and the Squadron Tactics Officer, deploying to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Following his first sea tour as a Naval Flight Officer CDR Cooledge was selected for a pilot transition and returned to the training command in September 1990, earning his pilot wings in August of 1991. He completed his next sea tour in VP-16 where he served as an Instructor Pilot, Mission Commander and the Squadron Pilot NATOPS Officer, deploying to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, and Panama. His next assignment was aboard the USS John F. Kennedy where he served as a Catapult and Arresting gear Officer and the ships V-2 Divison Officer, deploying to the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. CDR Cooledge then completed his Dept Head tour with VP-45 where he served as the Squadron Operations Officer, Instructor Pilot and Mission Commander, deploying to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and Panama. CDR Cooledge's most recent assignment was a three-year tour serving as the Aircraft Carrier Placement Officer at the Naval Personnel Command in Millington TN where he was responsible for manning the 2200 plus officer billets aboard the US Navy's Aircraft Carriers. While attached to the Bureau of Personnel CDR Cooledge earned a Masters of Science Degree in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego. CDR Cooledge has logged over 4000 hours in the P-3 as both a Pilot and an NFO. He is the recipient of 3 Navy Commendation Medals as well as numerous unit commendations and awards..." [24APR2005]

COOLEY, Donnie Ray donnienjanice@charter.net "...I served on active duty for training with VP-673 NAS Atlanta, Georgia for two weeks (September 1962). I am looking for any Shipmates that might have some pictures from our training (NAS Los Alamitos, California). We lost one P2V Neptune with nine great airman aboard. I would like to have a picture of this airplane if possible..." [E-Mail Updated 25JUL2005 | 06APR2004]

COOLEY, Pat pdcooley@excite.com "...I served with VQ-2 NS Rota, Spain from 1965 to 1968. I was "lead flunky" for the Line Division. I was sent to every Detachment VQ-2 had and some they didn't have! Out of 4 years I was allowed in NS Rota, Spain 1 and 1/2 of those -guess they couldn't keep enough beer in stock. I loved it all including FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam during Tet Offensive..." [09JUN2004]

COOLEY, Tim tmc165@woh.rr.com "...VP-4 1978-1980, VP-4 Special Projects 1980-1981, VP-8 1985-1991, CPW-5 1991-1994, VP-11 1994-1996, VP-10 1996-1999..." [28FEB2007]

COOLMAN, Gordon J. gordycoolman@hotmail.com "...Aircrewman with VR-57 2/82 - 1/92 - participated in Gulf War deployment. Would like to hear from former VR-57 war vets. How come our command didn't document our service awards on our DD214s (returning reservists)? Now retired & visiting the Northwest (Oak Harbor, WA...Puget Sound)..." [23AUG2007]

COOMES, Ron echoron2@aol.com "...I joined VP-28 in the Phillipines in 1965 through l968.AX3. Flew on crew 9A, Julie/ecm. Spent some time in material control. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who would like to talk over old times. I will attempt to contact names I recognize. Also, was told by Mike "Sugarbear" Beaty that I was killed in an auto accident 27 yrs. ago. Not so. It was close, I'm back. My compliments on a great site!..." [E-Mail Updated 29MAR2005 | 24FEB98]

COON, Charles P. charlescoon@verizon.net "...I would like to hear from any Shipmates who served with me in VP-10 (CAC-4) from 1968 through 1970. I'm up for a Reunion!..." [04SEP2008]

COON, Dave coondw@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-18 at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR (1964-September of 09/1967) with a three week deployment to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I flew with Crew-3, Crew-11 and ended the tour as PPC of Crew-10..." [E-Mail Updated 22DEC2014 | 14MAR2001]

COON, Harry hcoon@snet.net "...Hope to contact old Shipmates. Was attached to VP-9 (1980-1985). Most people would remember me as (Kwi chang the PI legend). Worked in W/C 220..." [25MAR99]

COONS, Bill bcoons@jaair.com "...During 1946 and 1947 I was a member of VU-7A at the Santa Ana Naval Air Station. We flew remote control drones TD2C Culver Cadets for fleet gunnery practice. I am writing a book on the subject and I wonder if anyone remembers me or can give me some information about the drone exercises. I need to know the procedures that were in place after the drones reached the target area and the duties of the mother planes at that point. Any information at all would help..." [E-Mail Updated 26SEP2005 | 20DEC2004]

COONS, Devin and Ann lonestar@foxinternet.net "...Served with VP-24 Batmen 1987-1992. Looking for old friends..." [18MAY99]

COONS, ADJ2 Chester L. (KIA) c/o His Son David Huntley sturgeon_dave@yahoo.com "...My dad was air crew capt. for Crew-5. They were shot down Feb. 17,1968..." [06APR2001]

COONS, R. Larry coons@wtp.net "...I was in VP-2 in the early Sixties..." [22JUL2001]

COONS, William c/o His Son Wade Coons TAZSDAD@AOL.COM "...I am looking for info on my fathers squadron VC-11 during WWII. His name is William Coons. He flew a TBM Avenger stationed in Florida for a time and was also on a carrier which he is having problems recalling the name of. We did find the photo of his patch with the gorrila holding the torpedoes on your site. Any further info would be wonderful. Thanks..." [18JAN2001]

COOPER, AE1 Al ptcbglc@aol.com "...I served with VP-40 from 1953 -1955, haning been transfeered to it from Litchfield Park NAF as a AE2, when we were the first squadron to deploy to the Philippines with the new P5M-1's. That was interesting, and if I recall correctly it took about 6 weeks to get all 12 P5's to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. #9 was used for spare parts and just about the time we would get it ready to launch, we would have to rob it of something else. Finally when it came time to rotate back to NAS North Island, San Diego, California, we had all tweleve flying and we left all planes for our replacement squadron. A few months after we rotated back to NAS North Island, San Diego, California (and the nickle snatchers,one of the P5's we left exploded while taking off in Manilla Bay. I got out of VP-40 and Navy after 4 years as AE-1. Over the years I lost contact with Basham, Barnett, both AD-2's who were good freinds. I will always be grateful to the schooling and experience that the Navy gave me, since it set the tone for the rest of my life. I am 69, but still not retired as CEO of a Television Satellite/Broadcast Network..." [18JAN2002]

COOPER, Aleatha G. "Coop" coop_ii@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-4 from 1994 to 1997 and it was honestly the greatest experience I have had. I met so many different and wonderful people. I would give anything to see some of those people again. I would love to receive mail from anyone who might remember me..." [09JAN2003]

COOPER, Don thecoopers@whiteserv.com "...I reported for duty at NAS Boca Chica, Florida, VX-1 in November, 1948, fresh out of the Great Lakes boot camp. I was sent to NATTC in NAS Memphis, Tennessee for a few months and became an Aviation Radioman. My entire tour was with VX-1 and I left for Bainbridge, Md in August, 1951, to spend my "Truman year" at the Univ of North Carolina..." [17NOV2004]

COOPER, Douglas G. "Doug" coop2911@msn.com "...I served with VP-56 from 1978 to 1981 (NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily), VP-30 TTT 1981 to 1984, ASWOC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal from 1984 to 1986, BUPERS running the officer promotion boards from 1986 to 1989, VP-22 from 1989 to 1991 (WestPac), SecDef's Deputy Executive Secretery from 1991 to 1993, XO/CO VC-6 from 1993 to 1996, Army War College from 1996 and 1997 and then retired from SACLANT as a POLAD in 1999. I currently working as a financial Advisor for Smith Barney in Boise, Idaho. Would love to correspond with shipmates and especially crewmembers from the Dragons, Pros and Blue Geese..." [28SEP2006]

COOPER, Gene coodi@ttc-cmc.net "...Would like to hear from the old buddies who were with me at NAAS Hutchinson, KS. I served with ATU-600. We flew PB4Y2's in 1954 and 1955..." [17JAN2000]

COOPER, AO1 George T. Barrelmkr@aol.com "...I served in VP-40 from 1984 to 1987 on crews 9 and 10 and in VP-46 from 1990 to 1994 on crew 7. I am currently in Flight Engineer School...on my way to VP-8!"

COOPER, Jerry Retired mellodee@worldnet.att.net "...VC-3 Night Fighter Squadron member I spent 24 yrs. in Naval Aviation, but never served in, or saw any outfit that would come close to "dear ole VC-3" ! Wish I could list all the "Firsts" and fabulous accomplishments VC- performed! Not to mention having the only Navy Air Ace in the Korean War (Prop-driven aircraft)!!! (I was in VC-3 from 12-50 to 10-54) There is a recently formed "Moffett Field Historical Museum" at NAS Moffett Field, California (Hangar 1 no less). Last year,I was shocked, disappointed, and just could not believe what I saw there ! -Didn't see one article, photo; or anything about VC-3!!! Recently went back and finally found two "measly" photos with next to nothing on one photo and nothing under the other ! I am retired from civilian life also, but am an extremely busy person, but looks like it is going to be up to me to wake people up about VC-3, by donating some photos and articles, that I (thank God) saved years ago ! (It is a wonder I have anything, as I didn't have a camera and little interest in taking pictures the first 3 yrs I was in VC-3) In fact, many of the articles and photos I found about VC-3, I found in "Naval Aviation" and "Approach" monthly magazines after I left VC-3! Some carrier action shots are in slides only. (Took 3000 in a 7 month cruise in 1954)..." [21JUN99]

COOPER, Ken kcooper35@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-1 as an AT/AX on Crew-8 (P2V-7 135551) from 1961 to 1964 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and VP-31 from 1964 to 1966 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Would sure like to hear from my old buddy Jerry Rice (crew 1 - VP-1) or any of my old YB-8 or other squadron crew members. Also, does anyone know whatever happened to old tripple-nickle-one? Another thing, I'd like to apologize (a little late I s'pose) to my crew for nearly almalgomizing us with Pinnacle Rock just South of St. Mathews Island up in the Bearing Sea. With all the APS-20 radar anti-clutter circuitry in play in that ice cluttered sea, Pinacle Rock really did look like the mother ship for that Soviet fishing fleet we were rigging. Special apologies go to our Navigator and Taco MacDonald who happened to be sitting up in the Bow and first saw that tall rock coming out of the fog. It's pretty scarry having to take a steep turn like that when you're flying that close to the water (remember the sister squadron VP-2 plane that came back from MAD runs with their searchlight all smashed to smitherines?). Hey Mac, don't you wish we had had this new-fangled satalite navigation gear back then. Anyhow, I sure miss(???) those 9 to 12 hour tracks; the poker up in NAS Adak, Alaska, and the salmon fishing at the mouth of the Buskin River in Kodiak. Those were good days..." [E-Mail Updated 08APR2011 | E-Mail Updated 17JAN2003 | E-Mail Updated 30SEP2001 | 23JAN99]

COOPER, ARM3 Rob rcoop@morrisbb.net "...I served with VPB-144 (1944-1945) during WWII in the Pacific. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [28JUL2013]

COOPER, AVCM Robert W. Retired robertw.c@att.net "...I served with VP-1 (1968-1971) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington then NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NS Sangley Point, Philippines / NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, VP-24 (1975) with two deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and one to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, VP-19 (1982-1985) with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia, CPW-10 (1985-1988) at NAS Moffett Field, California and retired in October 1988. Currently live in SE Missouri and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06FEB2016]

COOPER, Loren lorenco@sonic.net "...I served as a radar operater in VP-48 from 1970 to 1973, alternating between Crew 1 and Crew 2. Made 3 WestPac deployments, NS Sangley Point, Philippines/ NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines/Utapao, and NAS Adak, Alaska/ NAS Agana, Guam. Would like to hear from any Shipmates of that era..." [30APR2000]

COOVERT, John R. eaglepdone@wmconnect.com "...I served with VP-9. I would like to hear from past and present Shipmates..." [03SEP2004]

COPE, AK1 David Lee Retired copeak169@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 (03/1972-1975) at NAS Agana, Guam with deployments to NAS Atsugi, Japan, FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Anyone know what happened to David Flemming?..." [29OCT2012]

COPE, AE Ephriam George Jr. "Whitey or George" Shipmate Pix cannice@charter.net "...I served with VP-5 Crew 5 as an electronic technician from about January 1964 until August of 1966. CDR Wall and LT Westerman were my A/C pilots. Other crewmen were Ray Vess, Bing Kallus, First Tech Steve Maccqux, Al Manning,Will Waldrop, Bill Gardner, Dick Martineau, Dick Lamp and Dante Saienni. I am retired now from teaching middle school and live in Clemson, SC and Edisto Island, SC..." [PIX Added 07JAN2008 | 05JAN2008]

COPELAND, CDR John B. c/o Cathy Copeland Barber pastorcathy@aol.com "...My father, Cmdr. John B. Copeland, flew with VP-101 throughout WW II. He was an ensign aviation pilot at the time. If any reader knew him, I would love to hear from you..." [31JUL2005]

COPELAND, Johnell jc536@aol.com "...I served VP-56 from November 1975 to November 1978. 2 deployments in NAS Adak, Alaska, and 1 to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, it was the best time of my life. I learned so much, and met the best people. I miss all of them. Retired in 1994. Hope to see you in the Commisary :)..." [13JUN2006]

COPLEN, AE Duane E. decoplen@sprynet.com "...I joined VP-46 in Aug. or Sept. 1962 as an AE. They still, just barely, had P2V-7's at that time. I was a member of Crew 10. In Nov. of 1962 we moved to NAS Moffett Field, California and started transitioning to P-3A's. My brother, Roger, joined the Squadron in Sept. 1963 and in Mar. of 1964 we made the first depolyment of P-3's to NAS Adak, Alaska. I left the Squadron in Mar. 1965, got out of the Navy in June of 1966 and went to work for Litton Systems as a Field Engineer, with the Navy, for the ASN-42. I'm still with Litton systems..." [21MAY2001]

COPLEN, Roger D. oaknother@surf1.ws "...Assigned to VP-31, NAS North Island, San Diego, California, (TDY from VP-46) from June, 1963 to September, 1963 for TACAN training. Joined VP-46 in September at NAS Moffett Field, California in September, 1963. Five of us went to Shemya, Alaska to set up electronic maintenance vans 1 month early, just in time for the March, 1964 earthquake at Anchorage. It was during this tour that, I believe a young man by the name of Noble, urinated on a statue in Tokyo, Japan and got the entire squadron restricted from future R&R there. Spent the next tour (again early deployment a month in advance of the squadron) at NS Sangley Point, Philippines, May, 1964-Jan., 1965. Like many, my active duty was extended several months because of the Vietnam War. I remember Kelly, I think it was, who got a cut finger during a landing incident at NAS Moffett Field, California. And VP-22 losing an entire crew in the Bay at NS Sangley Point, Philippines right as we were relieving them for their rotation back to NAS Moffett Field, California. I went on to San Diego State University and was treated like a pariah because I was a veteran. What a bunch of lost kids there were on most campuses. Ended up working as as an Engineer, Engineering Manager, etc. for Pacific Bell/Pacific Northwest Bell from 1970-1981. Did a career change into Counseling Psychology and as a part of my practice spent 10 years at the Utah State Prison as a Psychologist. Also spent time as a probation/parole counselor for Salt Lake County. Also, as part of my practice, ran 21 groups a week for youth offenders for 3 school districts. Spent 16 years teaching on a university/college level and am now teaching in the Newport, Wa. area as part of our retirement plan. One favorite memory was teaming up with Gary Maurer (sp) to defeat two base medical doctors(at NS Sangley Point, Philippines), in badminton. Neither Gary nor I had played much before. The two docs had decided 2 VPers (especially enlisted men) were no challenge. By some stroke of incredible luck, Gary took first place and I took second place after defeating both docs. Then we teamed up to beat them again in the doubles tournament. Not bad for a couple of young kids several thousand miles from home..." [18MAY2001]

COPLIN, AE3 Robert G. coplinb@hotmail.com "...I served with VS-892 at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington and VP-891 (1963-1966) at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington. I was also part of Cmdr Bob Milholland's crew for a time. I got in to computers in 1968 and have missed the flying and great experiences with the crew members. You never know what great company you with until their gone..." [E-Mail Updated 300OCT2018 | 02APR2000]

COPPOCK, Don donc@netscape.com "...I served with VP-42 from 1965 to 1967. I flew with Crew 2 and later with Crew 7..." [27MAY2007]

CORBETT, ATCS Kevin J. Shipmate Pix http://force.navair.navy.mil/BioPgforCSC.htm "...After completing recruit training at Great Lakes, Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician (Air Warfare/Naval Aircrewman) Kevin J. Corbett attended Avionics "A" school and the Advanced First Term Avionics Course at NATTC Millington, Tennessee where he was advanced to Petty Officer Third Class. In May 1988, Senior Chief Corbett reported to NAS Pensacola, Floridaa where he completed the Naval Aircrewman Candidate School and Electronic Warfare "C" school. In November 1988, he completed SERE school in NAS Brunswick, Maine and proceeded to the Fleet. His first operational squadron was VQ-2 in NS Rota, Spain. While assigned to the "Rangers", he was designated a Naval Aircrewman and a "BIG LOOK" electronic warfare operator. He deployed to Athens, Greece; Souda Bay, Crete; and NSA Bahrain where he flew combat missions in support of Operation Desert Storm. He was advanced to Petty Officer Second Class. In January 1992, it was back to Millington for the Navy's most challenging avionics school, AVI-C7 school. Upon graduation from C-7, he continued on to instructor school. After completing ten months of school in Millington, Senior Chief Corbett went back to NS Rota, Spain for another tour in VQ-2 this time as an instructor. During this tour he trained officers and enlisted in the highly specialized EP-3E reconnaissance mission. He also developed curriculum for, and helped stand up the VQ Fleet Operator School at FASODET NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. He was designated an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and Master Training Specialist. He was advanced to Petty Officer First Class. Senior Chief Corbett's next sea duty assignment was with VPU-1. Shortly after reporting to the "The Old Buzzards," he was advanced to Chief Petty Officer. He served as the Configurations CPO and as the AV/ARM Division CPO. He deployed to every operating region around the world. Once again flying combat missions both in the air campaign over Bosnia and in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He was advanced to Senior Chief Petty Officer. In August of 2002, Senior Chief Corbett transferred to VX-20 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland where he now serves as the Command Senior Chief. Senior Chief Corbett's military decorations include the Air Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various unit/campaign awards and service medals..." [19APR2005]

CORBETT, AMH2 Tom tdc0610@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-104 from 1955 to 1956. I was the "Country Gentleman" on the base radio for six months. Great base to be stationed on. Anybody out there still alive?..." [31AUG2010]

CORBIN, AE3 Lloyd George Jr. LLOYD.G.CORBIN.JR@VERIZON.COM "...I served with VP-56 NAS Norfolk, Virginia as an AE3 from 1963 TO 1967. I was a crew member on LQ-9 BUNO: 142542..." [29AUG2002]

CORCORAN, Bob corkerew@yahoo.com "...I served with VT-27 (1961-1962) at NAAS New New Iberia, Louisiana. I worked on the line crew and was a mule driver on early morning hauling the fan cart to the end of the runway for student pilots to practise touch and goes..." [E-Mail Updated 27NOV2016 | E-Mail Updated 31JAN2015 | 30JAN2015]

CORCORAN, YN3 Jim JCork3@aol.com "...I was stationed with FASRON-103 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from Feb 1952 to July 1954 (we were in the same Hangar with VP-21 and VP-24). I was a Yeoman 3rd class and I would like to obtain whe addresses of Charles Raffa and Louis Ziegler if possible. I would like to obtain the FASRON-103 patch and the NAS Patuxent River, Maryland patch. When the squadron folded up I was assigned to the Destroyer DD 764 USS Lloyd Thomas at Newport, R.I. until my discharge in March 1955. I would like to hear from anyone who was assigned to FASRON-103 from February 1952 until July l954..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 07JUN2003 | 01JUL2001]

CORDERO, AZ3 David davidcordero1@verizon.net "...I served with VQ-2 in the Maintenance Control with Chief Bana, Chief Stoos, Lt Mathews and CW0 MacPherson from 1987 to 1990. I got hit by a semitruck outside the front gate. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 07NOV2007 | E-Mail Updated 28APR2005 | 16MAR2002]

CORDERO, Gary gary@tpsaviation.com "...I served with VP-17 from 1989 to 1993. I'm currently married and living in California. Would like to hear from some of my old friends..." [07APR2009]

COREY, PO3 Harmon E. stretchcor@att.net "...I am a plank owner of ZP-4. It was commissioned in 1951. Went from Boot Camp at Newport TAD ZP-1 until ZP-1 was formed. Later in 1952 I was assigned to CAC 408 and flew as second mech. Have about 1300 hrs. Made 3rd Class and was transferred to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1953..." [04SEP2004]

CORKREAN, AM2 Robert c/o Son Jack Corkrean jackcorkrean@gmail.com "...Dad served with FASRON-120 (1952-1953) at NAF Oppama, Japan, USS Oriskany (CV-34) (1953-09/1955) and FASRON-8 (09/1955). My father who is alive and well at 88 years young and would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [18OCT2021]

CORLISS, Paul corliss113@cox.net "...I served with VP-23 AW Shop from May 78 to May 82. We had a bunch of fun and grew up too. I was on the "Old CAC 1/2" 1979/1980. I owe chiefs of that era (Durrack, Gillooly, Myers, Wilcox, and Williams) a hardy "thanks for the patience." What ever happened to Steve Cator, Al Goodwin, Pete Gomes, Mike Broderson, John Lyons, Scott Berkawist, Ken Allison, Mike Nagle, Lou Gravel and Bill Livingston? FLY NAVY - I still do..." [19DEC2002]

CORMIER, AD1 Mike Retired fireater41@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-22 at NS Rota, Spain from June 1989 to June 1992 as Line Division LPO. Glad to have been a part of one of the best squadrons in the Navy. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [28JUL2010]

CORNELIUS, Len ke6akf@charter.net "...Was in Crazy Cat's (U. S. Army 1st Radio Research Company) in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. Also in Georgia and Marana Air Park. Any motor pool or MPs out there?..." [17AUG2006]

CORNELL, Don drcornell@aol.com "...Got into the message from Major Krokoski about his Dad. "Ski" was in our crew in VP-108. Any other of that crew on line? Would like to hear from you..." [18JUL98]

CORNETT, AFCM MIKE chuck7197@aol.com "...Just finished a short tour at VP-62, yes my 3rd one. On my way to VP-94. Will be ther in Oct 98. Drop in or drop a line when your in town..." [06JUL98]

CORNUTT, AD3 Michelle Beilke Michelterp@yahoo.com "...I served with VAQ-33 from 1984 to 1986 in the jet shop with AD1 Dennis (Dog) Stogsdill, ADSC Locklear, Charlie Steffen, Doug Morton, and Stormin' Norman. I was the first female to be turn-up qualified on the A-3. Any Shipmates who served during that time, please drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 16SEP2002 | 22FEB99]

CORNWELL, ADJ2 Corky corkycornwell@aol.com "...Flew as the 2nd. mech. on crew 5 VP-48 from 1969 till 1972 when I left the Navy as an ADJ2. I flew with three great pilots, LCDR Mc Cormick, LT Steve Lantz, and LT Jim Conn. Along with one of the best crews in the Navy. I wish them all well..." [13FEB2009]

CORREA, Henry W. hrcorrea@earthlink.net "...I was in VC-5 in the P.I. from '78 to '79 and then went to VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California until '81. I'm looking for squadron patches and any one who remembers me. When I was in VP-50 I was an AT ground pounder and my roommate was Mike Dunn, an in-flight tech. Mike was quite a character and well known in the squadron.I look forward to hearing from anyone who answers!..." [11NOV2000]

CORRADI, John corradis@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-8 Crew 2 1964-1967. Those were great years. The airplane was brand new; we had great skippers, great enlisted men, and decent officers. I was fortunate enough to make PPC (Patrol Plane Commander) early on, and was in fact the youngest PPC in the Navy at the time. Also had the good luck to somehow get checked out as an acceptance check pilot, and used to go out to Burbank to pick up new P-3's and fly 'em home to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I remember setting an altitude record of 33,900 feet on one such flight, only to have our NATOPS officer, LCDR Steve Sloane remind me that the airplane was restricted to FL290. Oh well...somehow that (unofficial) record made it to the 'Wings' program on the P-3! I Just retired from United Airlines after 35 years, the last five flying the magnificent Boeing 777. Still married to my high-school sweetheart, Maggie. Occasionally see Shipmates Floyd and Pat McGraw, ADM Bill & Cathie Tinston, and recently attended the swearing-in of Thomas F. Hall as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. I still fly my Waco UPF-7 in The Flying Circus http://www.flyingcircusairshow.com/ and would enjoy hearing from former Shipmates..." WebSite: http://www.blueridgebiplanes.com/ [23DEC2002]

CORRELL, AMH3 Bobby bobcorrell@ymail.com "...I served with VT-6 (1978-1981) at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida working on T-28 aircraft. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [20JUN2016]

CORRELL, MS3 James Teddy II jtcorrell2@gmail.com "...I served with VP-49 (1989-1991)..." [07MAR2014]

CORRIDEN, John jmcorrid@stvincent.org "...I served with VP-24 (1972). I would like to purchase a VP-24 Ballcap - any suggestions where I can find one?..." [02APR2013]

CORRIE, Mark corrieml@wowway.com "...I served with VU-3 Det Alpha (1962-12/1964) after graduating from "AT" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I was TAD from NAS North Island, San Diego, California to SCI in the Avonics Shop training sailors on the DASH system and doing preflight checks on the Helicopter drones used for flight training..." [14JAN2012]

CORRIGAN, Mike mike64@javanet.com "...Previous VP Commands: VP-9 (89-92) and VP-30 (93-96)..." [01JAN98]

CORSI, CDR Joe Retired joecorsi@cox.net "...I served with VP-1 (P2V Neptune) from July 1947 until August 1955. Spent many hours in and around that beautiful bird..." [23SEP2002]

CORSON, Arthur W. Jr. ADJC Retired ehcorson@osprey.smcm.edu "...NATC Flight Test 1959-63, VP-49 F/E 1963-67, VP-30 F/E Inst 1967-71, and retired June 30, 1971..." [06AUG2000]

CORTNER, AOC(AW) John Retired jmcortner@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-26 (03/1986-05/1990) with deployments to NS Rota, Spain (twice) and NAS Keflavik, Iceland, VFA-192 on the USS Midway (CV-41) and USS Independence (CVA-62), Naval Air Maintenance TRAining GRoUp DETachment (NAMTRAGRUDET) NAS Lemoore, California, VFA-151, AIMD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) and retired in 2007 after 22 years..." [29JUN2012]

CORWIN, AOC Ed Retired B9236@aol.com "...I was an original plank owner with VP-60 (November 1970) prior to VP-60 I was with VP-726 January 1959. Originating from Columbus, Ohio with FASRON-695. I retired in 1986 with a total of reserve and active duty of 42 yr. 6 mo. Looking for more Shipmates from NAS Glenview, Illinois. Was at NAS Glenview, Illinois and served in VP-70V-1, VP-1013 and VP-4046 before final transfer to VP-60. Would like to hear from shipmates of VP-60..." [07JUL2001]

CORY, ARM2 Bob jobob52@earthlink.net "...I served in the USNR from June 1944 to June 1946 as part of the V-6 program (CAC). Boot camp at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Radio school at NATTC Millington (Memphis), TN, then to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. Became Aviation Radioman (ARM) on a PBM-3. LT Kracker was our PPC from March 1945 to July 1945. Ended operational training and shipped to NAS North Island, San Diego, California as part of crew of 180-C in August and September 1945, but Squadron VPB-98 was disestablished after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Was shipped back to Chicago, IL, where I was assigned to Shore Patrol duty until discharged as an ARM 2/C in Minneapolis, MN, June of 1946. Wonder if any of the crewmen are still around: Leo Trottier, Richard Marston, Eddie Stone, Bill Mehlenbeck, Eldon Waters, Gordon Stillwell, Howie Levine, and Ogdon Hansen. Recently visited the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, AZ, where the only refurbished PBM is on display. Quite a thrill after all these years. Would like to hear from any of the crew!..." [02JUN2001]

CORSTEN, ETC(SS) Don Retired corsten@bluebottle.com "...I served with VP-2 from 1958 to 1961 (AT2(AC)) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska, NAS Adak, Alaska and Shemya. I was Radioman with Crews 6 and 7 (N1355550). I destinctly remember the BUNO because I used to amuse the radioman at Sandspit, CN when reporting over with a mocking very heavy "Limey" accent ... "Sandspit, Sandspit, this is Navy One Three Five Triple Nickel Nothing reporting over Sandspit" ( all to the noted shagrin of CMDR. Black, the pilot who was monitoring my transmission). I'm now 75 years old, retired in Florida on 500' of waterfront, singing 1st Tenor in a professional choir and enjoying life to the fullest. God bless and a happy life to all my old Shipmates..." [05JUL2009]

CORYELL, Stephanie KSCORYELL@prodigy.net "...I served with VP-5 from 88-91. During that time I worked "I" level as an AT and was fortunate to make detachments to both NAS Bermuda and NS Rota, Spain. I'm hoping to locate my good friend Susan (Suzie) Hanna who also was in the VP5 family..." [08FEB99]

COST, AME2 Wayne E. wecost39@aol.com "...I served with VU-10 (1961-1962) and VU-2. I left the Navy and enlisted in the Florida Air Natonal Guard (1970-1994) and retired as a Msgt..." [23DEC2016]

COSTA, AMH2 John R. gm.tech1957@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-68 from 1987 to 1991 in Airframes for the best Chief (CPO Cahill). It was the best years of my life. We worked hard and played hard..." [13JUL2009]

COSTARAKIS, Matt achaean@bellsouth.net Shipmate Pix...Circa 1962... "...September 1961 and left in October 1964..."

COSTELLO, Michael songman66@comcast.net "...After my stint with VP-31 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, including S.E.R.E. school (who could ever forget S.E.R.E.?), I was MAC airlifted from NAS Alameda, California to NS Sangley Point, Philippines as an "AE" striker with then AT3 Jim Nicklin and then AT2 Bob Ferris in Aug.'67, joining VP-1 in mid-deployment. I checked into the Electric Shop and went on night check with then AE1 H. D. Goodwin (he made AEC while still with VP-1). VP-1 was awarded the N.M.U. Citation for that deployment! I returned to WestPac in August 1968 as an AE3 "MAD-MAN" with Crew 12 (The Dirty Dozen), flying Market-Time patrols and Operation Yankee-Time over the Tonkin Gulf. Anyone remember our sign in the bow of YB-12 (BUNO 135562) "QUIET CREW SLEEPING"? Or how about YB-5 ditching 500 miles west of Guam on our return? No deaths and no injuries. My good buddy AE2 Bob Coffelt was on YB-5. Are you out there, Bob? A couple days later we came through NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii while they were filming "TORA, TORA, TORA"! I remember Crew 12 being the last to land at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington when myself and AO2 Dave Bolen threw an F-4 drag chute out the afterstation hatch. The control tower at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington informed us,"YANKEE BRAVO ONE TWO, YOUR CHUTE IS OUT AND DEPLOYED", as they tried to stifle their laughter! I was with VP-1 during their transition to P-3's in 1969, but only flew in the ORION enough to be eligible for my flight-skins until I separated from the Navy on the first early cut on October 1, 1969. I've been in construction ever since, having served an apprenticeship with the I.B.E.W., of which I've been a member for 30 yrs., and am again becoming a short-timer (3 yrs.,8 mos. 'til retirement!). I would love to hear from VP-1 Shipmates from the 1967-1969 era..." [E-Mail Updated 27FEB2005 | 22JAN2000]

UPDATE "...Bob Coffelt located me through your site and we've been in touch ever since (along with a couple other old buddies)..." [27FEB2005]

COTA, Norman L. H2O@aol.Com "...Joined Naval Air in August 1957 and served in the following squadrons. VAH-15, VP-44 both at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, VS-25 out of NAS Los Alamitos, California, later NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Went to WestPac as a part of Carrier Air Group 55 (CAG55)in late 1962-1963. Was Plane Captain for NU-30 aboard the USS Yorktown (CVS-10)..." [04MAY2000]

COTA, AMS2 Vince air2mex@aol.com "...I served with VPU-2 as an AMS2 in 1991. I had a good time in VPU-2. I served with pride and patriotic. I am now working on aircraft in the private sector. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates that can remember the good times (even drunk ones) with me (especially Chad, Gilbert Garcia and Mr. Lee)..." [20NOV2005]

COTIER, Matthew exit135@excite.com "...I served in VP-44 from 88-decom then in VP-26 till 92 from there I went to VX-1 till 95 and then back to NAS Brunswick, Maine where I am currently stationed with VP-10..." [27MAR99]

COTTA, AOCS(AW) Stephen J. Retired SJCotta@aol.com "...I maintain contact with some of the people, let's find them. Day before yesterday LCDR Rudy Chavez (yes LCDR, kid done good) phoned me so we could attend this years Navy Ball together in San Diego. Let's all go. Also, AOC(NAC) David W. Reynolds, USNR, made Chief last year he was the Ordie on PD4 (I thought that was PD2, 159892), he'll also be going to the Navy Ball in SD. See many of my Shipmates there. Served with: NATTC, NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Basic training, Feb 73 - Mar 73 (AR); NATTC, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, AO/A (AOAR); VF-213 embarked USS Kitty Hawk CV-63, Jun 73 - Dec 75 (AO3); VP-31 Training Jan 76 - Jun 76 (AO2); VP-9 Jun 76 - Apr 78 (AO2); NATTC, AO/C-7 School NAS Memphis, Tennessee May 78 - Oct 78 (AO2); VP-31 FRAMP Instructor, Nov 78 - Jan 82 (AO1); VP-40 Jan 82 - Mar 85 (AOC); NAF Atsugi, Japan Apr 85 - Apr 88 (AOC); USS Carl Vinson CVN-70, May 88 - Oct 91 (AOCS); and NAWS NAS Point Mugu, California Oct 91- Mar 93 (AOCS/RET). It was real and it was fun, but it wasn't real fun. At least you didn't think so until now..." [27JUL98]

COTTHAUS, AOCM John "Jay" Retired JCotthaus@aol.com "...VC-5 Okinawa, '72-75; VP-66, '75-79; VP-68 ( NAS Patuxent River, Maryland), '79-83; RESASWTRACEN NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, '83-86; COMRESPATWINGLANT NAS Norfolk, Virginia, '86-90; VP-92 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, '90-92. I retired in October '92 and would enjoy hearing from old squadron mates..." [01FEB98]

COTTINGHAM, Ty tcottingham@DICKEY-john.com "...I served in VP-4 @ Naha, Okinawa from 1961 - 1963 & flew in several crews, my final crew was with the Skipper (Cdr. Moses) and we flew in 150279, which I understand is a static display at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I was a member of VP-2, Crew 10 during 1963 - 1964 & managed to be in Alaska during the "Big Quake"! Then I went to the Carrier Navy and retired as an AECS in 1978. I was working on the A-12 Aircraft Program at McDonnell Aircraft when the program was cancelled and now I'm working in agricultural electronics. Sorry that I missed the Reunion..." [18DEC98]

COTTON, CDR John W. Retired john.w.cotton@lmco.com "...Commissioned January 1981 (AOCS 25-80), NFO Wings January 1982, VP-30, VP-24, USNA, USS Coral Sea CV-43 (shooter), USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 (shooter, V-2 Divo), CPW-5, VP-30, VP-23, CPWL (Flag Sec), ODC BELLUX, Nat'l Security Fellow (Harvard), Navy IPO, retired July 2002. God, I miss being a JO in the 1980's VPNavy..." [28FEB2009]

COTTON, CAPTAIN Lawrence S. Jr. http://www.cnrse.navy.mil/Leadership/cnrse_chief_of_staff.htm "...Captain Lawrence S. Cotton, Jr., was designated a Naval Flight Officer in August 1977. Captain Cotton reported for duty to VP-8 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, in January 1978, deploying to NAS Bermuda, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and NS Rota, Spain. In January 1981, he reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, where he was the Action Officer responsible for Northern Europe and the United Kingdom. Captain Cotton attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, from January 1983 to June 1984, where he received a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs. He reported to USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) in September 1984, as the Operations Administrative officer, serving also as a Tactical Action Officer (TAO), and deploying to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the Mediterranean Sea. Captain Cotton reported to the Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island, in November 1986, where he attended the College of Naval Command and Staff and was the U.S. student at the Naval Staff College, graduating with distinction in December 1987. Reported to VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, in June 1988, and served as the Tactics Officer and Operations Officer, deploying to NAS Bermuda for the first deployment of the P-3C Update III aircraft in the Atlantic theater. Reported to the staff of CPW Atlantic, as the Tactics Officer in May 1990. Reported to VP-5 as the Executive Officer in July 1991, and assumed the duties of Commanding Officer in July 1992. During his tenure, the squadron deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and earned the Arnold J. Isbell Trophy for Antisubmarine Warfare Excellence and the Battle Efficiency Award. Captain Cotton reported to the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, in July 1993, as the Country Director for Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. He served as the Chief of Staff, Commander Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces U.S. SIXTHFLT (CTF-67) from July 1997 to August 1999 and participated in Operations NOBLE ANVIL and ALLIED FORCE, Kosovo operations. Subsequently, he reported to Commander, Task Force 84 as the Chief of Staff where he served from September 1999 to June 2000, and then guided NAS Key West, Florida as that installation's commanding officer from July 2000 through July 2003. In August 2003 he reported as Chief of Staff for Commander, Navy Region Southeast. Captain Cotton's awards include the Legion of Merit (2 awards), Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal with two Gold Stars, the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and various unit ribbons..." [14FEB2005]

COTTON, AW2 (NAC) Thomas tecote@whidbey.net"...FASOTRAGRUPAC Detachment Whidbey Island, WA (VP-1) SS-3 form '90 to '95)..."

COTTONE, Bernie scpobernie@juno.com "...When I came off Active Duty in Dec. 1957 I went right into VP-723 NAS Glenview, Illinois. I became a Plane Captain shortly thereafter. I stayed with VP-723 until all the Reserve VP Units at NAS Glenview, Illinois merged into VP-70V-1, VP-70V-3 and VP-70V-3. I stayed with VP-70 until 1970 when we became VP-90. I stayed with VP-90 until retirement in 1993. The leading chief in VP-723 1958, was ADC Leo Aten, whom I am sad to say passed away earlier this year. He was the best leading chief I ever worked for. I will miss him. I am proud of my Naval service and still miss the flying..." [BIO Updated 12MAY2006 | 11OCT98]

COTTRELL, Bob ynccottrell@cs.com "...I served with VP-8 from 1980 to 1984. Would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [01JUL2002]

COUCH, Bill [W4VY] billcouch@sprintmail.com "...VP-49 (60/63 AEAN-AE2 Radioman Crew 3), VP-16 (63/64), VP-21 (64/65), FAETUJAX( 65/67), VXN-8 (67/70), ADCOP (70/71) VXE-6 (72/75) CWO, Choctaw(75/78), VR-24 Det NS Rota, Spain (78/81), CTW-5 (81/84), USS Midway CV 41 & VA-93 (84/87), CTW-5 (87/90), USS ESSEX (LHD 2) (90/93 - CDR USN Retired 5/93), UNC Aviation Services, Inc. until 5/96 Where and how is everyone???..." [18AUG98]

COUCH, Phillip Retired phillip.couch@navy.mil "...I served with VP-64, VP-66, VP-67, and VP-93. I retired in 1992..." [06APR2004]

COULTAS, ADC Steven R. Retired stedeb@frontier.com "...I served with RTC, VT-21, VA-65, VP-30, VP-44, VX-1, VP-26 (SP), VPU-1, CPWL and retired..." [E-Mail Updated 06JUN2011 | 16MAR98]

COULTER, Bob "Slasher" rcoulter39@aol.com "...I served with VP-10 (1957-1960)..." [E-Mail Updated 29OCT2012 | 11JUN2000]

COULTER, YN1 Johnny Derrell Retired johnny_coulter36872@yahoo.com "...I served in the Navy from 9 January 1962 to 31 December 1981. I served in VA-66, VR-22, USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVA-42), USS Benewah (APB-35) (Vietnam), HS-9, Coastal River Squadron TWO, COMNAVMILSEALIFTCOMGULFSUBAREA in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VT-2 NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Key West, Florida, NTTC San Diego, CA and Boot Camp in Great Lakes, IL. I retired as YN1 and would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [09JUL2008]

COUNTRYMAN, David E. hercrep_909@altavista.com "...I served with VP-56 from 1976-1978. I arrived as an AEAA and left as an AE2. I had the opportunity to serve with some of the finest technicians in the U.S. Navy. I recognized some of the names as I was scrolling through the VP-56 "Shipmates" pages. I hope all of my Shipmates from the time I was there and everyone who served with VP-56 is well. I miss those days..." [11SEP2000]

COURSEY, AT2 James W. jimcoursey@ameritech.net "...Attended "A" school at NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee (1960), VW-2 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland through disestablishment (1960) and AEWTULANT until my discharge (14DEC1962)..." [17SEP2011]

COURTEMANCHE, Marc sluicepond@aol.com "...I served in VP-92 from 70 to 76 and again from 83 to 95. Had the pleasure of flying on the same flight crew as my dad (Rene). He flew Ord and I was MAD. Had a ball the whole time..." [04JUN98]

COURTNEY, WILLIE M. williec4@prodigy.net "...I would like to here from anyone assigned to VPB-114 from December 1943 to late 1945, from Oceana to Port Lyaudy to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I was the squadron Mail Clerk and any one who got mail during this period has touched my hand. If any one out thers has anything or any info that could help me find some of my lost footprints I would think you..." [22JUN99]

COURTRIGHT, Kenneth P. kencourt@satx.rr.com "...Served as pilot, PPC with VP-46, 3/57 to 10/58, two tours to PI. Member Mariner/Marlin Association . We currently have addresses of approx. 60 Shipmates from above dates..." [E-Mail Updated 03DEC2000 | E-Mail Updated 01SEP99 | 24JAN98]

COUSIN, PN3 Jim fifthmassjim@verizon.net "...I spent the summer of 1966 in Boot Camp at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts 85 Day program. I went to the fleet in 1968 and served on destroyer escorts and destroyers. I returned to reseve duty and served with NARDIV 911 until discharged in 1972..." [03JAN2010]

COUTANT, Bob bcoutant@msn.com "...After attending FAM School at VP-30, I was assigned to VP-10 and flew with CAC5 from 1962-1965..." [10NOV2002]

COUTCHER, Gil gil911c2@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-2 from March 1967 through June 1968..." [23DEC2001]

COUTURE, AO3 Gilbert giljoan@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-21 (1968-1969)..." [03SEP2016]

CoVAN, CAPTAIN James P. "Jim" Retired jcovan@me.com "...I served with VP-28 (1964-1969) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VR-21 (1972-1974) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VR-54 (1977-1984). I flew P2s, P-3s, C-118s, C-131s and North American T-39 Sabreliner. A few of my deployments included NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska and NS Rota, Spain. My last VP flight was in 1969 and VR flight was in 1983. I retired in 1987 and now live in Wilmington, NC...." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14APR2007 | Updated 08JUL2004 | 03JUN2003]

COVERT, John Fineart3@aol.com "...Crewed P5's with VP-45 out of NAS Bermuda through transition to P3's at NAS JAX. Great memories of great people..." [24DEC97]

COVEY, AO2 Steven steven12@q.com "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from December 1953 to December 1956 with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1954-1955) and NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands (1956). Was in Crew 12 (CD12) for 2 1/2 years as Ordnanceman. Circumnavigated the world in conjunction with deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (November 1954 to May 1955). That whole deployment was an adventure of a lifetime and took us to many parts of the world..." [02SEP2009]

COWAN, Connel G. III "Bubba" ccowan2126@att.net "...I served with VXN-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in the AME Shop and Tool Room from July 1973 to December 1976. Interested to hear from former Shipmates. I have moved all over the eastern U.S. and have finally settled down in E. Tenn..." [E-Mail Updated 10JUL2009 | 07JUL2009]

COWAN, ADJ2 Randy burley@lighttube.net "...I served with VP-56 (1970-1972) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal..." [13AUG2019]

COWART, Michael MD cowartmd@ix.netcom.com "...I was attached to VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California, from 1976 to 1979, and then went to VT-27 in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas to finish out my active duty tour. Those were great times to be a Naval Aviator..." [24NOV2000]

COWELL, Sam samcowell9mm@gmail.com "...A Veteran P-3 Flight Engineer served with VP-6, VX-1, VXN-8 and VP-40. Loved every minute of the P-3! Retired and was a Tech Rep in Greenville, SC durning the P-3’s PDM cycles and moved on to Foriegn Military Sales (FMS) returned after five years in Taiwan in 2018 long live the ORION!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03AUG2022]

COWELL, AD2 Tom tecowell@exis.net "...Served in FASRON-101 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from 1951 through 1954 as an ADAN thru AD2. Worked in Power Plants and on the Line Crew performance on P2Vs, R4D's, SNB-5s, JRF-5s, PBY-5, PB4y-2, Shackleton Bombers from the UK, and Lancaste Bomber from Canada. That's what I liked about the FASRON, All kinds of aiplanes. Even got to play with the PB1 and the PV2 a little. Went th CRP from there to ATU-201..." [24APR2001]

COWHICK, Alan R. acowhick@casscomm.com "...It gave me chills to see the P2V 5's & 7's and the P-3A's. I was in VP-4 in 1966 & 1967. Flight Crew 7 & 11, Julie Operator, Chef and everything else. Would like to here from some of these guys in my old outfit. Thanks again for the website. Alan R. Cowhick, Quartermaster, Ashland VFW Post #3546, Ashland, IL. Website: http://www.ashland.lib.il.us/community/localorg/ashlandvfw/index.html. Keep up the tradition..." [06FEB99]

COWLEY, AECS Bobby D. Retired bp3fly@winning.com "...I was in VP-5 (62-65), VX-1 (66-69), VP-16 (69-74), VT-22 (74-77), HC-6(77-80), and VT-24 (80-84). I'm currently employed with Raytheon Aerospace on the US Customs Drug Interdiction Program at Corpus Christi, Tx. Would like to hear from past Shipmates..." [21APR2001]

COWPERTHWAIT, AME3 Arthur (SKIP) skippity5@hotmail.com "...I am looking for any of you stationed at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland between Aug. of 72 till the squadron was deployed to NAS Jacksonville, Florida in Aug. 75 I was assigned to the AME shop for my tour can't seem to locate any of my old pals drop me a line thanks..." [02FEB2001]

COY, Richard S. (Rapid Richard) Coymanor@aol.com "...July, 1950 - June, 1953..."

COYLE, AT3 George Michael (Mike) Coyle1608@aol.com "...I went to Boot Camp in NAS Memphis, Tennessee in 1972-1973. Had my Avionics "A" School and APS-80 C school there too. Went to VP-90 in 1974, was TAD'd to VAQ-135 in Guam, went to Crypto at MARE Island and then back to VP-90. 1975 transferred to AIMD at NAS Glenview, Illinois; WC 610 and 612. Got out in 1976. There are still five of us from 610, 620, and 612 of NAS Glenview, Illinois who get together every Labor Day. Dennis (Doc) Stacy, Dale Sebring, Joe Schermerhorn and Mike Cummings.I'd love to hear from anyone who was with there us. We just had our 25th NAS Glenview NAS Glenview, Illinois in Indy. I'm just sick about the base closing. Sure hope they keep Hanger One as a museum..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 10SEP2002 | 26SEP99]

COYNE, Dan Dancoyne@aol.com "...I was in VP-11 from 1973-1976. Before that I was in VC-10. I was an Aviation Ordnanceman (Aircrew) on CAC-1 when the CO was CDR Kucklekorn. I also served on CAC-5 with Stewart Hopewell as PPC..." [13SEP98]

COX, AT2 Charlie charlie_c0756@yahoo.com "...It's amazing to see all the names of guys I served with in VP-16 in the mid 1980's. We deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and those amazing trips to Amsterdam. What about those wonderful maids in NAS Keflavik, Iceland? I've talked to Tim Brabo and Dave Pressley. I'd really like to hear from J. P. Morgan, Dave Malcolm, and the rest of the guys who sang "The VP-16 Keflavik Iceland Horizontal Snowstorm Blues". You know who you are. Email me, I'll get back to you..." [10MAY2003]

COX, Chris ccox@tctc.com "...I served with VS-28 (Hukkers) from September 1980 - May 1984. I was stationed at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida. I started out as a Plane Captain, Doing Pre-Flight, Turn-Arounds,& Post Flight Inspections (basic PC stuff). I went to AMH (Hyd. Mech.) School around June 1982 in Millington, Tenn. I did a 7 month I.O. Cruise in 1980 - 1981, 6 month Med. Cruise in 1982 - 1983, 6 month beach Det. in R NS Rota, Spain & NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 1983-84. Honorably discharged in May 1984. Did 16 yrs. with Indiana Army National Guards (March 1986 - March 2002), Retiring March 2002 (20yrs.). Home Page: http://www.geocities.com/chris20001962 and POW/MIA Page: http://www.angelfire.com/my/chris20001962 (Still Under Construction)..." [13AUG2001]

COX, David "Matt" dcx385@mol.att.it "...VP-10 from May 92 to May 95, PPC/MC CAC 5, 11, 4. C-12s Navsta Mayport and now C-12s NavSuppAct NAF Naples, Italy. I really miss the crews I flew with, but the deployment hours are much better here!..." [29NOV98]

COX, Douglas C. COXMARINEINS@AOL.COM "...I was a PANAM trained flight engineer attached to VR-2 NAS Alameda, California from April 1944 to December 15, 1945. I worked in the Inspection Department and flew trips. Is their anyone out there that is interested in setting up a History of the squadron and the details of our efforts during WWII? We had an excellent accident record for the number of hours flown and the number of PB2Y-3, PB2Y5R's AND PBMs. If anyone is interested please contact me..." [19MAY2003]

COX, Ed Nep147967@aol.com Shipmate Pix...Circa 1970-1971... "...I served with VP-17 from 67 to 71. Was a Jet Mech. and crewmember in both the P-2 and P-3. Deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines/Cam Ranh Bay, 67-68, Iwakuni/Cam Ranh Bay, 69-70, and NS Sangley Point, Philippines/UTapao, Thailand, 70-71. Worked and flew with many great people. We were the "Best in the West". Hey "ZEKE", you out there?..." [Updated 21APR98]

COX, AFCM Ernest {Jack) Retired cox126@charter.net "...I served with VP-19 from 1975 through 1981 as A/C Division CPO, Command SCPO, and Aircraft Maintance MCPO, NAS Moffett Field, California AIMD AIR Frames Division Officer from 1980 through December 1986, and also served with served with ZP-2. I retired with 33 years of service. I was at FASO PAC as an Ins. 9 years ( NAS Moffett Field, California and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii). I am now retired and living in PA. Please drop me a line..." [BIO Updated 05AUG2001 | 04AUG2001]

COX, Eugene eugene.cox@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-45 NAS Bermuda from 1962 to 1966 (Boats Crew 10 with Less Duffield and P-3 Crew 8 with Mort Eckhouse) and VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida (Detachment A) from 1966 to 1967 until discharge on June 1967. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04JAN2009 | 15JUN2002]

COX, Jack E. c/o Robert J. Cox robertcoxengruben@gmail.com "...Dad flew with VP-73 (1942-1945) at NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island as a Crew Chief aboard the PBY and PBMs. Dad is now 93 and remembers fondly his time in the Navy. Dad would love to hear from former VP-73 and/or VP-84 Shipmates..." [23JUN2015]

COX, Jack Ray "Jackie" jabet31@att.net "...I served with FASRON-51 (1955-1956) at NAS Sanford, Florida and VA(HM)-13 (1957-1958) at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia with a deployment to Malta and subsequently discharged NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I am still in contact with two former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03NOV2014 | 29APR2009]

COX, AW1(AW) James choctaw@nqi.net "...Hello fellow VP Shipmates, I was in VP-11 from 94 until decommision. I served in VP-8 from 87-91, VX-1 from 91-94, VP-11 from 94-Decom, VP-8 from 96-99, now I am transfering to MOCC NAS Brunswick, Maine. It is great to see familiar names. Come by for a visit or E-mail..." [27FEB99]

COX, ADJ2 Jim jimmcox@gmail.com "...I was AD(J)2 on P-3 aircraft at Warminster Naval Air Development Center from 1977 to 1980. I was also Plane Captain of the T-2. While there, I went to Bucks County Community College for music; I played violin. Any former Shipmates? Does anyone know the whereabouts of Retired Senior Chief Mason? I believe he retired to Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 01FEB2007 | 18MAY2000]

COX, AW2 Kenneth Shipmate Pix kcox517@gmail.com "...Attended RTC Orlando. NACCS at NAS Pensacola, Florida. AWA School at NATTC Millington, Tennessee. Assigned to CPW-10 at NAS Moffett Field, California where I worked in the analysis division 1988-1991. I did base security a few days a months as a collateral duty. Converted to TAR and transferred to VP-94 at NAS JRB New Orleans, Louisiana. My collateral duty was Squadron Safety PO. Got stupid and got out in 1995. I have worked in education at a Technical/Community college for 20 years. I am the college Safety and Security coordinator. If your ever in the Montgomery area give me a call and lets have a beer. Miss my Navy buds!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04AUG2018 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 16MAY2005 | 03MAY99]

COX, AEC Richard E. Retired rcoxusn@lcp2.net "...I arrived at VP-48 via VP-31 6-61. I was assigned to crew 11 then kicked upstairs to crew 3, sitting in the Julie/ECM seat in both crews. I remember differences of opinion with AE-1 Greenwell in Q.C. trying to get the boat out of check. AE-1 Greenwell (now CDR Greenwell, ret.) was my retiring officer in 10-81 when I retired. Does anyone have information on my buddy AE-2 J. C. (seaweed) Davis? I lost track of him when I left VP-48 12-63. Would like to find my plane commander LDR Johnson or our right seater LCDR Dowe. There are many many good memories and a few stinky ones too about the squadron. Hope to hear from some of the old pig boat types..." [26JUL2001]

COX, W. M. "Skip" skpcx@ptd.net "...I served with VP-22 (1963 to 1966) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NS Sangley Point, Philippines (Operation Market Time and Yankee Patrols off the coast of Viet-Nam). We transitioned from the P2 to the P-3. I flew with Crew-8 (Woody's Phinques). I would enjoy hearing from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 18SEP2012 | E-Mail Updated 16NOV2009 | 00XZXX97]

COX, ATC (AC) Terry Retired Dude12840@aol.com "...I served in VP-22-63/66 as first tech in CAC-6 (QA6). Went to VP-Rag as an instructor and served in NAS Moffett Field and San Diego. Bailed out in 1967. Joined again in 1970 and up jumped the devil. I was ordered to VA-!2! After 48 months of haze gray I was under way to B school and VX-1 75-78. Finally got back to flying as Ift in P3-C. Next I was sent to VP-23. Then went to Force Warfare (ASW) at Pax. Four years later I went to VC-6 and retired (1988). God has it been that long? I guess it does'nt seem that long , because I am still doing Charlies' as a contractor..." [E-Mail Updated 06NOV99 | E-Mail Updated 17APR99 | Updated 19MAY98]

COX, William (Bill) DEBCOX@MSN.COM "...I served in VP-23 during the period September 1973 to September 1976. 1974 spent four month's in NS Rota, Spain and 1975 NAS Bermuda. I was based in NAS Brunswick, Maine when Snow was Snow :) I'm interested in hearing from any Shipmates serving during this period. Good to see VP-23 alive and well! Best Regards..." [06JUN2001]

COZAD, AMM1 Glenn Leroy c/o his grandson Mike Cozad psu16827@odin.cc.pdx.edu "...My grandfather AMM 1/c Glenn Leroy Cozad served with I assume VPB 124 after the war as a flight engineer on a PB4Y-2B. I look forward to hearing from anyone..."

COZAD, CDR Kyle J. http://www.naswi.navy.mil/vp-40/cobio.html "...Commander Kyle J. Cozad is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, he was commissioned in May 1985. He commenced flight training in September 1985 and was designated a Naval Aviator in October 1986. Following initial P-3 Orion training with VP-30, Commander Cozad joined VP-23 in July 1987, where he served as Nuclear Weapons Training Officer, Quality Assurance Officer and Pilot NATOPS Officer. During this tour, he was designated a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot in the P-3C Update II aircraft; deploying to NAS Keflavik, Iceland; NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal; and NAS Bermuda and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. In February 1991, Commander Cozad reported to the 404th Maritime Patrol and Training (MP&T) Squadron, Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada where he instructed in the CP-140 Aurora. While assigned as a Canadian FRS Instructor Pilot, Commander Cozad was designated an Instructor Pilot Team Leader and Canadian FRS Standards Check Pilot. After attending Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer training in June 1993, Commander Cozad reported to the USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) where he served as Assistant V-2 Division Officer and Flight Deck Officer. During this tour, he completed one WESTPAC deployment in support of North Korean contingency operations and was awarded the Admiral Bringle Award for inspirational leadership. Following his disassociated sea tour, Commander Cozad reported to VP-30 in July of 1995. During his tour as an FRS Instructor Pilot, he served as FRS Assistant Training Officer and was dual-hatted as the VP-30 and CPW Atlantic Force Safety Officer. Upon completion of his FRS tour, he joined the Golden Eagles of VP-9 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. During his Department Head tour, Commander Cozad served as AIP Transition Officer; Masirah Detachment OIC, where he supervised FIFTH fleet operations for two detachments, 175 personnel and 6 aircraft; and finally, as the squadron Operations Officer. In additional, he served as VP-9's Senior Pilot. Following his department Head tour, Commander Cozad returned to VP-30, where he was assigned as the Weapons Tactics Unit (WTU) Officer until April 2002, when he joined the Fighting Marlins of VP-40..." [14JUN2003]

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