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Memorial Picture "...GATES, David Ewing...My father, David Ewing Gates, passed away in 1979. I was looking through my father’s Flight Log Books - VP-772 / VP-17 (Nov 51 - Dec 52 Flying P4Y-2’s), Transpac’d to NAS Iwakuni, Japan (16-28 Dec 52), Detached to NAS Atsugi, Japan (Jan 53 - 02 Jul ‘53), became VP-17 (Jan 53 - Jul 53). FASRON-113 (Aug 53 - JUN 54), 12 - 23 OCT ’53 - did a cross country in P4Y-2 from NAS Whidbey Island, Washington to San Juan, Puerto Rico and back -13 legs. On 17Nov53 flying PBY-6A Bu# 64089 from NAS Adak, Alaska they ran into bad weather and strong winds and had no place to land, they were directed to fly south for warmer water and they ditched North of NAS Midway Island after a 19.7 hr flight (SEE: Wednesday 18 November 1953 "...Crashed and broke up in rough seas north of Midway Island when it force landed due to fuel exhaustion. Crew rescued by ship..."..." Contributed by GATES, CAPTAIN Dave "Gator" ljreese357@aol.com [20APR2023]

Memorial Picture "...GATES, J. Herbert...Graveside services for J. Herbert Gates will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, December 1, 2008, with Reverend Aubrey Whitlock and Reverend David Blackburn officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria. Mr. James Herbert Gates, died Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at home with wife and family present. He was in the U. S. Navy Reserve from September 15, 1941, until January 4, 1946. He was commissioned a Naval Aviator on August 28, 1942, and served two tours in the South Pacific Theater. The first was in VP-24 flying "Dumbo (rescue) Missions" in PBY flying boats. The second tour was at the battle of Iwo Jima as a Patrol Plane Commander in VPB-19, Crew 15..." WebSite: The Town Talk http://www.thetowntalk.com/ [30NOV2008]

Memorial Picture "...GABRIEL, Henry J...Longtime environmental activist Henry J. Gabriel died Friday at his Somerton home. He was 77. Gabriel, son of the late Harry and Ida Gabriel, grew up in Burholme. He joined the Navy in 1942 and served in World War II as a member of Bombing Squadron VPB-111 in the Pacific until his discharge in 1946..." http://www.northeasttimes.com/2002/1218/henry.html [02JUN2003]

Memorial Picture "...GALLIVAN, George J...It is with great sadness that I post this message regarding the death of George J. Gallivan, AWCM (Ret), of VP-92. George died from injuries resulting from a fall on August 7, 2001. The funeral was held in Marco Island, FL. His e-mail address is ggalliva@mediaone.net. His is survived by his wife, Margaret and three grown children. For further information, contact George Driscoll at gdriscol@gis.net..." [18AUG2001]

Memorial Picture "...GALSTON, Gerry...I have learned that our PPC in Crew 7 Lt Gerry Galston has been taken from us by a sudden illness. I have always considered him an outstanding Pilot, Officer and Gentelman, I will miss him..." Contributed by MINAHAN, ATN2 Ed edsigns@floodcity.net [17AUG2002]

Memorial Picture "...GANZER, Larry...I am looking for anyone who remembers my Father, Larry Ganzer. He enlisted in 1958 and served with VP-26 NAS Brunswick, Maine. We lost him April of 2004.He was a big man, with an infectious laugh. He also snored really bad...Jennie Ganzer msdixie816@sbcglobal.net..." [17OCT2005]

Memorial Picture "...GARGANO, Tony...My Father, Tony GARGANO, flew with the VPB-116. Dad was a nose gunner, moved to the tail gunners position and eventually back to the nose. Dad died in December 2005..." Contributed by Anthony S. Gargano p51guns@aol.com [22MAY2011]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...GARMAN, Ronald James...IN MEMORIAM RONALD JAMES GARMAN, a retired Bell System engineer, pilot for Capital Airlines, Naval Flight Engineer, umpire and videographer passed away on April 23, 2015 from leukemia. Ron was born in Baltimore on November 17, 1937 to Samuel and Margaret (Peggy) Garman. He was raised and attended school in Baltimore. He was an altar boy at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Lansdowne. In 1954 at the age of 17 he joined the Navy Reserves and became a Naval Aerial photographer. He later became a Flight Engineer on the Navy's Lockheed Electra anti-submarine aircraft and a Chief Petty Officer, flying out of NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. He was called into active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1964 the P2V Neptune he was flying in caught fire and crashed into the Pacific Ocean during a training mission. Everyone survived, but Ron's injuries were so severe that he was told he didn't qualify, physically, to fly as a combat aircrew member any longer. Ron went all out to get himself qualified to return as an air crewman once more and was the only crew member from the accident to continue flying. Ron traveled the world and experienced many adventures with Anti-submarine Patrol Squadron VP-68 during his 40 years in the Navy. He made many life-long friends and attended numerous naval reunions after retirement. Ron started his other career in 1957 as a Western Electric equipment installer for The Bell System's central offices, working his way up to a Senior Engineer before retiring from Verizon in 1998. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland in 1974. Ron continued his education, taking classes and learning on his own, everything he could about video production. He owned two businesses, Columbia Studio Productions and Blackhawk Studios. He wrote, directed and produced a fictional story for Comcast television. Magic or Reality told the story of how anyone can be one step from homelessness. Military and civilian videos were produced by his companies. After retiring from the Navy and Verizon, Ron went on to become a pilot for Capital Airlines, flying cargo shipments to South and Central America. For all of his life, Ron played or umpired baseball and softball. Most recently, up until October of 2014, he umpired at Ripken Stadium in Harford County and for recreational centers throughout Howard County. Community sports and working with young people were huge joys for Ron. Ron had many interests and pursued all of them with gusto. He got great reviews for his acting in a play at the Arena Theatre in Washington DC in the early 60s. He studied and performed magic for orphanages and nursing homes in Europe while traveling with the Navy. He loved motorcycles and owned a 1947 knucklehead Harley Davidson in the 1950s. He rode a 2005 full dresser Harley Davidson in the 2000s. He loved 50s and 60s rock music, jazz and dancing. He loved to write fiction and had a few novels in the works. In his later years he was teaching himself to play drums. Ron was an avid collector of 1950s and motorcycle memorabilia, marbles, old coins and items from his travels. A colorful and fun loving man, he is missed by all that knew and loved him. Ron left his body to the Maryland State Anatomy Board. A memorial service and party will be held on November 22 at the V.F.W. Memorial Post 8097, 7209 Montevideo Rd, Jessup. Those wishing to make a donation in his memory can do so to the Wounded Warrior Project. Ron is survived by his wife, Vicki Hay of Fallston, daughters Kimberly Garman and Lisa Garman Pittman, son-in-law Timothy Pittman, all of Baltimore, sister Judy Unger, of Lincolnton, NC, sister Nancy Razzano and brother-in-law Joe Razzano of Reading, PA and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, second wife Patricia Garman, brother Jeffrey Garman and brother Jack Garman. Published in Baltimore Sun on Oct. 29, 2015 https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/BaltimoreSun/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=176266221..." Contributed by BENTON, AT1 John Retired bentonj456@gmail.com [11FEBG2019]

Memorial Picture "...GATH, Robert James "Bob"...(Capital Newspaper) Robert James "Bob" Gath, 84, of Riva and previously of Washington, D.C., died Dec. 21 at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Mary's County after a brief illness. He had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Born March 26, 1920, in Washington, Mr. Gath graduated from Eastern High School in 1939 and attended American University. During World War II, from 1944 to 1946, he served on active duty in the Pacific Theater of Operations, including at Guam and Iwo Jima, with the 3rd Marines Explosive Ordnance Bomb Disposal Team. He also served in the Korean War. In 1980 he retired from the Naval Reserve as a master chief, having served as an aviation ordnanceman. He retired in 1977 as a civilian employee from the Army's Harry Diamond Laboratory. Mr. Gath was active in civic and community associations, and most recently was recognized for his longtime volunteer work as dockmaster for Sylvan Shores. He was a member of American Legion Post 7, the Fleet Reserve Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association and the Retired Enlisted Association. He enjoyed boating, aviation and NASCAR. Surviving are three daughters, Donna Crowley of Bluemont, Va., Deborah Lindeberry of Galax, Va., and Dana McGee of Falls Church, Va.; and three grandchildren. Visitation is from 10:30 a.m. to noon tomorrow at Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, followed by services. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Legion Post 7, 1905 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD 21401; St. Mary's Hospice, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650; or Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622..." Contributed by Dan Hayes dhayes@exactlynet.com [30DEC2004]

GABANY, Don dgabany@spsba.org "...After AB "A" school I was assigned to VP-46, NAS North Island, San Diego, California in 1956. In January 1957 VP-46 deployed to the NS Sangley Point, Philippines for a 6 month tour. My duty assignments was with the Beach Crew in which those duties were to launch and beach the squardron mightly Marlins P5M Seaplanes. The crew consisted of a AB Chief, 3 P.O.s, and 14 Airman/Seaman. The operational equipment used were a DW10 tractor, shop mule tractors, wench, line handing boats, and buoys in the water (Bay) with cables, pullys to secure and quide the plane in and out of the water. As an AB you had to know and do every job on the ramp to qualfy to be the Beach Master who was in charge of the launching/beaching operations. After about 18 months with VP-46 I was transfered to the USS Ticonderoga CVA 14, V4 Division in 1958 with another 6 months tour to the Far East. I was discharged in September 1959 as an ABG3. I finished my military/federal career working for the US Army Material Command in the Federal Cataloging Program until retireing in September 1990 with 35 years of government service..." [14JUN2000]

GABBE, ACMM Floyd L. c/o His Daughter Barbara ContentGM@aol.com "...I am trying to find out which PBY squadron my father, ACMM Floyd L. Gabbe, was attached to in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. I vaguely remember, as a small child, my father talking fondly about the PBY, the men he served with, and his tour in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. My daughter recently found a card belonging to her grandfather from Fleet Air Wing 3 stating that he passed his swimming test on 4/15/44. He also was stationed at Flight Test Division, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, in 1945 working on PBY's there. If there is anyone out there who remembers dad, I would love to hear from them...Dad, Floyd Louis Gabbe, was an Aviation Machinist Mate Second Class with VP-32 in Panama, September, 1942 - promoted to Aviation Machinist Mate First Class in 1943. He reported to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland August, 1944..." [BIO Updated 05OCT2000 | 03JUL2000]

GABE, AO2 John jackfl5561@aol.com "...I served with VP-60..." [16MAR2016]

GABEL, AE3 Dale R. Retire0899@aol.com "...I served with VP-24 from 1953 through 1955. I was an AE3 assigned to squadron communications..." [15JAN2002]

GABEL, AO3 John jackfl5561@aol.com "...I served with VP-23 (1965-1967)..." [13JAN2017]

GABORIAULT, ATCS Philip Retired pgaboria@peoplepc.com "...I served with VP-1 (1955-1958), 1958 AT "B" School at NAS Millington, Tennessee, AT "B" School Instructor duty at NAS Millington, Tennessee, 1962 Attended Advanced Avionics (AVB) School at NAS Millington, Tennessee, 1963 VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, 1966 Instructor duty Advanced Avionics (AVB) School at NAS Millington, Tennessee, 1969 VP-26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine (Division Chief and Maintenance Chief), (1972-1974) helped close NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and retired June 1974. Finished College (GI Bill). Became an engineer for different electronic companies (last 15 years where with Cisco Systems, Inc.) retiring October 2006 at age 69. I'm now enjoying 6 summer months at our Lake house at Maidstone Lake, Maidstone, Vermont and 6 winter months in North Port, FL..." [BIO Updated 01MAY2013 | 09APR2012]

GABRIEL, Captain Andy Retired Shipmate Pix gabrielcharles@bellsouth.net "...Served with VP-8 from 1974-1978 as TACCO and 1983-1986 as XO/CO. Other tours with VP-49 "World Famous Woodpeckers", VP-30 as Team Leader of "TTT", OPS O at Wing Eleven under Jake Tobin and first tour in VQ-4. Other tours at Pentagon working for a black shoe I would just as soon forget. Retired 1994 as CO Naval Media Center..." [PIX Added 14MAY2008 | E-Mail Updated 14NOV2006 | 18NOV2002]

GABRIELLI, YN Mario mpgabe@aol.com "...I was stationed at NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1968. I was on Staff duty. I worked as a Communications Yeoman. If there is anyone out there that was staioned on Staff duty for that year please send me an E-mail..." [29FEB2004]

GACILAN, ADCS(AW) Henry G. Retired henry.gacilan.ctr@navy.mil "...I served with VP-47 (04/1983-04/1988) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-40 (03/1991-03/1993) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-40(03/1993-04/1997) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VP-4 (11/2000-11/2004) at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and VPU-2 (11/2004-07/2007) at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii..." [24MAY2012]

GACYSABA, Joe anjgac@bellsouth.net "...I served in three fine VP Squadrons while I flew over 2,500 hours in a P-3. I would like to know if there are any of my old crewmembers out there from VP-17 Crew 2/1 1989-92 or from VP-22 Crew 8 1992-94 and last but not least VP-47 Crew 5 from 1994-96. If any of you are out there give me a shot and an old BB Stacker will be happy to repley Bouy Away. For that matter if you were part of those Squadrons during that time gimme a line..." [E-Mail Updated 19JUL99 | 26JUL98]

GADALETA, Tony agadaleta@woh.rr.com "...Served aboard VP-49 from 1980-1983. Two deployments to sunny NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Great Shipmates, great ASW. Left the Woodpeckers for BUPERS, then served as ASW Officer and Assistant CDC Officer aboard USS CORAL SEA (CV 43). Left for the west coast, and instructed with VP-31, DH tour with VP-50, and then shore duty with COMPATWINGSPAC. Returned to east coast, served as COMSECONDFLT Air ASW Officer. Retired in 1999 after serving as as XO of NROTC Miami University..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08DEC2002 | 16JUL98]

GADDIS, Wendell copperhead.red@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (11/1961-03/1966). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11OCT2014]

GADEBERG, Joe joedee99@northcascades.net "...VP 7, 1957-1961 AT2 just looking for old squadron members..." [11APR99]

GADOLIN, LCDR Ronald https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=2872 "...LCDR Ronald Gadolin, USN - NFL Number: 2872 - Date of Birth: 2/26/1931 - Date In: 9/3/1954 - Date Out: 6/30/1975 - City, State: Marietta, GA - School Attended: Univ. New Mexico - Aircraft Flown: P2V-7, C-1A, C-47, C-54, T-29 - Ship or Unit: VP-9, VR-21 and VRC-50 - Pilot Desg.: Naval Aviator - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Vietnam - Associations/Service Organizations: TROA American Legion - Highest personal decoration or award: Navy Commendation "V" - Significant Achievements: - 8000 military flight hours. Airline Transport pilot. In Memoriam? No..." [09DEC2005]

GADOMSKI, AO3 Rich AOCUSNRET@AOL.COM "...I was Lt. Dale Rowlands tailgunner on Crew 6. Perry Young found me. I want to thank everyone involved in the NAS Corpus Christi, Texas/VAH-21 Reunion for the fine job that they did. Take Care and looking forward to Pensacola. Served with VP-9, VP-16, VP-19, and VP-31 along with VAH-21..." [BIO Updated 06OCT2001 | 03JUN2000]

GAENSLEN, Carl Retired cgaenslen47@verizon.net "...I was a Red Lancer (VP-10) pilot from 1982-1984, one of the "Roaches" of CAC-7. Two NAS Keflavik, Iceland deployments, one incredible UNITAS exercise, lots of great Shipmates and fond memories. Retired in 1990, and now living in Norfolk and flying with United - Furloughed from United after 9/11, and now flying 747's for Kalitta Air. Gary Price and Bruce Nast from VP-10 are here too..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 19JAN2007 | 07SEP2002]

GAFF, AT2 Tom tfg@metrocast.net Shipmate Pix "...I served with VP-26 (1963-1965) and flew with Crew 11, 7 and 1 with CDR Cullen. I am in NH in the summer and FL in the winter. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [23JUL2012]

GAFFEY, AD3 William J. Jr. billgaffey@netzero.com "...I served with VP-1 from 1986 to 1990. I am looking for Peter Purcell, Lori MacCormick, James Hawkins, and Randy Dillow. Has anyone heard from them? I was an AD3. I had a great time in VP-1. Those are great memories. What's up to P-FUNK!..." [E-Mail Updated 15JUN2004 | 08DEC99]

GAGLIARDI, CDR Dennis L. Retired ddgags@gateway.net "...VXN-8 from 1977-1981. Lt to Lcdr. Training, PERSONNEL, NATOPS NFO, ASST. OPS, and ADMIN Officer. Ex-NESEP with John McGowan and Joe Conradi and Lanny Clark(all of us at same time- poor Jerry Russell!). Went on to Space Shutle Support OPS at DDMS at Patrick AFB FL from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, made CDR. and retired from NROTC Miami University (OHIO) as XO in 1987. Currently CHFC, CLU iin Financial Services in Cincinnati OHio area since retiring. Memorable Skippers- TRIII, Vince Gilroy, John Schiffer, Jerry Russell. Others: Don Thune, Linda VAught, Dick Hutton, K. Zerby, Dick Chubb, ADCS John ? from PA in NATOPS, Tim Hartung- greatest duty ever!...My first flying billet was VP-40 from 1971-74 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Iwakuni, Japan with detachments all over the Far East. Member of infamous crews 5 and crew 6 "mad dogs". Went on to recruiting duty in Omaha, VXN-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and finally DDMS at Patrick AFB. Retired as XO at NROTC Unit Miami(Ohio) in 1987. Many wonderful memories. Laging Handa! Mumbles!..." [BIO Updated 06NOV2000 | 01APR2000]

GAGNE, AD2 Patrick patrickgagne@gmail.com "...I served with VP-45 (P-3's) with a deployment to NAS Bermuda in 1987. I had many hours logged sleeping on the raft by the starboard wing window. I remember some great meals and a lot of card playing in the back of those big old birds..." [17JUN2009]

GAGNE, AMHC Robert F. Retired chief1974@juno.com "...I served with VS-31 from 1963 to 1964 and left in February 1965 for VT-27 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. We deployed on the USS WASP our of Boston. You would not believe Quonset/Davisville now! If any of the gang I hung out with are still around - drop me a line. I retired off Recruiting DUty July 2, 1974 and I'm fully retired now and only play golf everyday...I served with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1962 to 1963 (deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan). I flew with CDR Redden when he was XO and CO. Captain Kauth was their in 1962 when the crisis broke out and we deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan. I WAS IN VW-3 FROM APRIL 1956 TILL OCT 1957. WAS A CREWMEMBER ON ONE OF THE LAST 3 P2V TILL WE SWITCHED TO SUPER CONNIES. I WAS IN CREW #8 AND OBRIEN WAS MY FLIGHT ENGINEER. I CAME FROM NAS Pensacola, Florida WITH HIERS AND QUISENBERRY AND A COUPLE OF OTHERS WHO I CANT REMEMBER. I RE-ENLISTED WHILE THERE AND MADE AM2. THERE WASNT AMH OR AMS OR AME THEN. CHIEF ZENTZ WAS MY SHOP CHIEF. THE SQUADRON HAD JUST LOST AN AIRCRAFT BEFORE I GOT THERE. THAT WAS GREAT DUTY IF YOU FLEW. DUVA IS DIVINE..." [BIO Updated 28JAN2005 | BIO Updated 16JUL2003 | E-Mail Updated 21OCT2002 | 05AUG2002]

GAHAN, Louis louisgahan@yahoo.com "...I served with VW-4..." [27AUG2010]

GAILEY, AW1(AW/NAC) Lance Retired zlancer@hotmail.com "...I served with HSL-34, VP-48, VP-69, VP-65, TSC NSF Diego Garcia, TSC NAS Agana, Guam, ASWM USS Eisenhower and VP-10. Great to hear from Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27DEC99]

GAINES, AOM2 George L. gbtkg@aol.com "...I served in VP-HL-8 on the Yonabaru Okinawa in Jan '47- Apr '47. Would like to contact anyone who has any information on it or served on the Yonabaru. I served VJ-18 on Ulithia South Pacific in Jan '45- Jul '45. Returned stateside served VJ-7 Jan '46- Dec '46. I was an AOM 2C CAC..." [15JUL20]

GAINES, Thomas tomgaines@worldnet.att.net "...I served in VP23 from 1987-90 first tour..what a great squadron and what a great time..." [09AUG98]

GAINES, CWO2 Thomas P. Retired cwo2gaines@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (01/1972-07/1976), NSD Subic Bay (1976-1978), COMNAVDAC - COMmander, NAVal Data Automation Command (1978-1980) at Washington, DC, COMNAVFORJAPAN - COMmander, US NAVal FORces, JAPAN (1980-1984) at Yokosuka, COMFAIRWESTPAC - COMmander Fleet AIR, WESTern PACific (1984-1985) at NAS Atsugi, Japan, VA-56 (1985-1986) aboard the USS Midway (CV-41), VA-97 (1986-1989) aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) / NAS Lemoore, California, PSD - Personnel Support Detachment (1989-1991 at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and COMNAVSUPPFOR - COMmander, NAVal SUPPort FORce Antarctica - Operation Deep Freeze (1991-1994)..." [E-Mail Updated 09APR2014 | 28DEC2000]

GAINOR, Tim "Abe Pubfernig" tim.gainor@verizon.net "...I joined VP-10 in February 1984. While there I deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and NAS Keflavik, Iceland once again. I left NAS Brunswick, Maine in December 1989 to pursue a career as a burger flipper. A little man named Kresge (AW, VP-11) convinced me to join the reserves, and in July 1991 I joined VP-64. In June 1996, I took a direct commission with the Coast Guard Reserve. I miss the per diem and Shorty's Fried Rice. Does anybody know where to find LT Grant Perron, VP-10, 1985-1989?..." [08FEB2007]

GALANTE, AO2 Pete pagg51@satx.rr.com "...I served with VP-64 (1969-1979) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [E-Mail Updated 14MAR2013 | 15JUL2008]

GALE, PR Alan alang70@comcast.net "...I served with VS-38 (1957-1958) as a MAD/ECM Operator and VW-3 (1959-1960)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 06NOV2014 | 27JUN2001]

GALE, AFCM Jack Retired jackgale@pacbell.net "...Retired AFCM in 1993 and have worked in Semiconductor Equipment and now at Genentech as Biotech project manager. Always happy to hear from old shipmates. Served as a Flight Engineer with VP-31, VP-50, VP-30 ASA, CPW-10, and retired as CPWP CMC in 1993 as current 8251 with a blue card. Still live in Mountain View, KC's is now a gay bar, the Chiefs Club is a Mars Resource Center, but they have repainted Hanger One and it looks great, and the golf shack is still open..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03JAN2003 | 21NOV97]

GALE, ADC Michael Retired michael.gale9@gmail.com "...I served with VP-49 (1978-1981) as a FE. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12JAN2017]

GALIPO, Phillip PhilGalipo@AOL.com "...I was in VP-23 from April 1976 till March 1978. I worked as a plane handeler back then. Nothing like chipping 8 inches of ice looking for a pad-eye to tie the plane securely to the deck 6 times per P-3A to turn a boy into a man. We also had the best touch football team in the New England area led by QB Jerry Lucas, boy could he put the ball anywhere he wanted. We ended up in Meridian, MS. as part of the top 8 teams on the east coast. And who can forget that final game in 1977, in Philadelphia, known as the mud bowl. I still have my picture of us all sitting in the biggest mud puddle with our number one fingers raised. Thanks for the memories guys. Hope to hear from some of you..." [03NOV2000]

GALKA, Joe joesplace1@comcast.net "...I served aboard the USS Mindoro (CVE-120) (1951-1953), Aviation Structural "A" School (1953) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee and FASRON-3 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [17MAR2012]

GALLAGHER, Charlie gullbarb2@aol.com "...Looking to find any FASRON-201 SP ships company personnal. airdales, seabees etc who served at Hal Far. Base staff etc..." [03OCT2003]

GALLAGHER, Doug sundevil77@aol.com "...Assigned to VP-40 from May'66 thru Sep '67. I worked in the Avionics Shop and flew "Radar Operator - Aps 80"..." [30AUG2001]

GALLAGHER, AT1(AC) Jim "CUDA" gallagher@tri-county.tc "...I served in VS-28 from January 1969 through April 1970 as an ATR-2(AC)in the S-2E. Also in VP-92 from June 1975 through January 1978 as an AT-1/Collateral Duty Inspector on the P-3C. Hope to hear from any and all. I am in contact with Larry "Vulture" Born, Dean "Cajon" Levron, Terry "Sugar Bear" Brantley, Jerry "Spider Man" Weber, and know where a few more are. Been trying to find Bob "Gramps" Marburger for years, let me know if you know where he is. Best Regards - I have been working on my EdD in education and it is a bear. I have been teaching in a vocational high school for 16 years and I am really looking forward to teaching at the colllege level and doing some some technical education consulting. I think about our education at the "University of LPH-2" quite often. There isn't a university in the world that could teach the values that we learned from Commander Quentin "Q" Wilhelmi and Commander Tom Speelman..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 26SEP2003 | 19JUN2000]

GALLAGHER, LT Jeff azcatswin@aol.com "...Calling all VP-6 Blue Sharks from 91 to 93, how are ya?..." [09JUN98]

GALLAHAN, Carl CALLAN@GBRONLINE.COM "...I served with VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1961-1962..." [13AUG2002]

GALLAGHER, AX2 Tom tomgalla@aol.com "...I served with VS-22 (1962-1964) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island with a deployment aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CV-39). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [31MAY2012]

GALLAHUE, DSC William J. Jr. wgallahue@nethere.com "...I served with TSC (1977-1980) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (Maintenance Chief) and ASWOC (1984-1986) at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (Maintenance Chief). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 26DEC2011 | 21AUG2007]

GALLARDO, Captain A. J. ajgnhawaii@aol.com "...Assigned to VP-8 1979-82; Instructor NFO at VP-31 1982-85; Training Officer and OPS O at VP-10 1989-91; XO/CO VT-10 1993-95; XO NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii 1995-97; Currently assigned to the OPNAV staff..." [06JAN2000]

GALLARDO, Chief Manuel R. "Manny" Retired mrgallad@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-17 (1965-1970) with a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and between 1966 to 1968 I participated in detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. If any of my former Shipmates remember me, please get in touch with me, and we can help each other to establish our presence in NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I am currently trying to prove my presence there for an Agent Orange VA Compensation Claim. Thank you..." [15MAR2018]

GALLAWAY, Rick rgall613@optonline.net "...I served with VP-26 (1962-1964) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NAS Key West, Florida, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Bermuda..." [25MAY2015]

GALLEGOS, PN3 Don gallegosdon2@aol.com "...I served at NAS Los Alamitos, California from May 1, 1956 through May 1, 1959. I was in the Personnel Department as a PN3 and worked with Walt Arteno, Joe Johnston, Ray Montana, Gary Humphreys, Ed Sholtis, Jack Scholiss, and CDR Lovelady. Any information on any of these Shipmates is greatly appreciated..." [08FEB2004]

GALLERY, REAR ADMIRAL William Onahan http://navysite.de/ffg/FFG26.HTM "...Rear Admiral William O. Gallery was born in Chicago 22 June 1904, and attended school there until he was appointed to the United States Naval Academy in 1921. He was commissioned an Ensign in 1925, and assigned to duty in the battleship USS NEW MEXICO until 1927. He was then assigned to duty on the USS FARRAGUT, being detached in 1930 with orders for flight training at Pensacola, Florida. RADM Gallery completed his training and won his wings in nine months. He was then attached to VP-6. In 1933, he was transferred to the cruiser USS OMAHA as Naval Aviator, serving in that capacity until 1935. from 1935 to 1937 he was assigned to duty in the Aeronautical Engineering Laboratory in Washington, D.C. In 1937 he was assigned as a fighter pilot with Fighter Squadron 6 aboard the USS ENTERPRISE, and from 1939 to 1941 was stationed at the NAS Alameda, California. At the start of World War II, he was ordered to the Staff of Admiral Kincaid, and, with the staff, he participated in the Battle of Santa Cruz, and was later based ashore at Guadalcanal. On Guadalcanal, he saw action with the First Escort Carrier Task Group. He later joined the famous Black Cats (PBY night raiders) based on the USS HALF MOON (AVP 26). He devised a method of "knocking-off" Japanese night raiders, for which action he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Returning to the United States, he was assigned to the USS CHICAGO as Commanding Officer. He was promoted to the rank of Captain immediately prior to taking command of the CHICAGO. After his tour of duty on the CHICAGO, RADM Gallery was attached to NATTS at Eglin AFB, in the All-Weather Flying Hangar. His next duties in succession were as Commanding Officer of the USS SIBONEY, Commanding Officer, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and as Deputy Chief of Naval Operation (Air). From the Bureau he took command of the USS PRINCETON (recommissioned) on 28 August 1950 at the Bremerton Naval Shipyard, and retired in June of 1956..." [23JUN2003]

GALLIHER, AW2(NAC) Jeff GalliherJ@aol.com "...served with VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 83-86, deployed to NSF Diego Garcia and Adak, AK. SS-2 on CAC 5 and CAC 8 and SS-1 on CAC 9. Currently a student at the U.S. Army Field Artillery School (long story)...Looking for old Shipmates from back in the day..." [09MAR99]

GALLIONE, Paul psgallione@msn.com "...I served with VP-8 from April 1974 to May 1978. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [20JUL2010]

GALLO, REAR ADMIRAL S. Frank http://www.sunymaritimealumni.org/HallOfFame/Resume_FrankGallo.cfm "...Rear Admiral Gallo attended SUNY Maritime College and graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering in addition to a Third Engineer's Merchant Marine License in Steam and Diesels. He was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy in November 1958. His first assignment was aboard the USS Estes (AGC-12) home ported in San Diego, California where he served as Main Propulsion Assistant until July 1960. Rear Admiral Gallo commenced flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in October 1961. After designation, he reported to VP-23 in NAS Brunswick, Maine, flying the P2V Neptune, serving there until June 1965. He then reported to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he received a Master's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering (AeE) in June 1968. His next assignment was as Communications Officer on the staff of Commander Carrier Division TWENTY, initially aboard USS ESSEX and later aboard USS INTREPID. After the decommissioning of CARDIV TWENTY, Admiral Gallo reported as Communications Officer to the staff of COMCARDIV FOURTEEN aboard USS WASP where he served until January l971. Rear Admiral Gallo next reported to VP-30 for transition to the P-3 Orion en route VP-11 in NAS Brunswick, Maine, where he served as Safety Officer and Operations Officer. In 1973, Rear Admiral Gallo attended the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, designated as a Distinguished Graduate. After refresher training at VP-30, he reported to VP-24 as Executive Officer and subsequently Commanding Officer, serving until December 1976. He then reported to the staff of CPW-5 as Operations Officer, serving until February 1979. His next assignment was to the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, D.C., as P-3 Program Coordinator until April 1980 when he became the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air Warfare) until June 1981. He was then ordered as CPW-11 from July 1981 to August 1982. Following his tour with CPW-11, he served as Executive Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander Atlantic; Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command; and Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet until June 1985 when he was promoted to flag rank and assigned as Commander Patrol Wings, U.S. Atlantic Fleet in Brunswick, Maine. Rear Admiral Gallo assumed command of Fleet Air Mediterranean, Maritime Air Forces Mediterranean and Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces, U.S. Sixth Fleet (CTF-67) in July 1987 in NAF Naples, Italy. He returned to Washington, D.C. in January 1990 as Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel in which position he served until his retirement from the Navy in September 1993. He became the National Executive Director of the Armed Services YMCA in December 1994 and currently holds that position..." [18JUL2003]

GALLO, AMHC Rob Retired rgallo@olg.com "...I feel fortunate to be associated with the VP Navy having been assigned to VP-23 from '76 to '78 NRL Flt. Flt Supp Det '78 to'80 and VXN-8, '86 to '89. Too bad the detailers snagged me for Fighters and Ship's company the remaining years of my career! The VP Navy is truly a unique organization..." [12NOV98]

GALLO, Tom tgallo@baynetworks.com "...If you served in VP-62 from '88 to '97 and our paths crossed (or I knocked you out of your seat with a landing!). Please let me know how you are doing these days. God Bless you and your families. TG..." [07JAN98]

GALLOWAY, Bob BGall2@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from January 1984 through April 1987. Made two deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (Navigator on aircrew 11 and TACCO/Mission Commander of aircrew 4). The second was a split deployment of which I spent 3 months at NAS Misawa, Japan. By far the greatest memories of my Navy career to are those of Hawaii, the Far East, and VP-22. I retired February 2002 and teach Navy Junior ROTC at Millington Central High School, Millington TN. I hope to hear from any of my former squadron mates. FLY NAVY--BLUE GEESE STILL LEAD THE WAY..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 23JAN2003 | 16AUG98]

GALLOWAY, ATCS Creighton "Craig" Retired c3gallo56@charter.net "...I served with VP-48, VP-47, VP-31, CPRW-10 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1976 until decommissioning of VP-31 in 1993, VP-26 from August 1993 until August 1996 and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Retured September 1998. Would enjoy hearing from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 17MAR2011 | E-Mail Updated 27DEC2002 | E-Mail Updated 02NOV98 | 04MAR98]

GALLOWAY, Fred J. n6pra@verizon.net "...I served with VP-19 from December 1972 to July 1975 as a Aircrew Radio Opererator with Crew-10. I had a great time with good friends. I got out of electronics and layed bricks for 30 years - what was I thinking? I did get to build my airplane N529FG (Model: RV9A). There is an article about my aircraft (and me) at: KitPlans - Flight Reports - The $30,000 RV-9A..." [15APR2009]

GALLOWAY, George W. c/o HURLBUT, ACRM Ray rhurlbut@columbus.rr.com "...Proudly served with VPB-133..." [11DEC2001]

GALLOWAY, LT Jere F. Retired frankgalloway@home.com "...I served with VP-45 as an aircrewman on the P5M. I was an AO2 serving as chief cook, bouy maker on the first try and the chief photographer. Too bad that NOB Bermuda is not around any more..." [11AUG99]

GALLUP, AWC(NAC) Mark G. Retired mauitrojanchief@aol.com "...I served with VP-31, VP-19, FASO NAS Moffett Field, California, VS-41, VS-33 (USS Ranger CV-61), VS-29 (aka BS-29) (USS Carl Vinson CVN-70), FASO NAS North Island, San Diego, California, ASWOC NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (Command Chief) and ASWOC NAS North Island, San Diego, California (Command Chief). I would like to hear from former Shipmates...Looking for old friend, Danny Bailey, who served in VP-40 during the same timeframe (1975-1978). Lost track when I left NAS Moffett Field, California for NAS North Island, San Diego, California based VS squadrons. If anyone can help, please contact me..." [BIO Updated 10FEB2021 | E-Mail Updated 05DEC2014 | BIO Updated 04MAY2007 | BIO Updated 30DEC2004 | 10JAN98]

GALVAS, Ronald L. galvasrg@home.com "...I served with VP-9 from 1966 through 1967. I was an ATN-3 Radio Operator for Crew 5. Deployed to Naha/ NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1966. I have been a integrated circuit layout designer for the past 30 years. I now live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area..." [10MAR2000]

GAMBILL, Edward go-gambill-go@juno.com "...ATC(AW) Ed Gambill (brother of ADCS Jerry GAMBILL, P-3 Flight Engineer retired): P-3 In-Flight Tech, VP-47 1987-91, VP-31 Instructor IFT 1991-93. When VP-31 decommissoned at NAS Moffett Field, California, I finished my shore tour in1994 ground pounding at VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Overseas at FMP MOCC MED NAS Sigonella, Sicily 1994-97. Lots of exciting detatchments to Bosnia, Africa and elsewhere. Back for more shore duty as of Dec 1997 in VP-30 instructing IFT's again. Would like to hear from Shipmates, friends and others..." [25MAY98]

GAMBILL, ADCS Jerry Retired jgambill@lightspeed.net "...Started my Flight Engineer Career as a 2nd Mech with VP-9, followed by 3 good years of Antartic research in VXE-6 with the C-130's then back to VP-31 followed by VP-22 and finally PMTC NAS Point Mugu, California. (Great shore duty). Now retired and a Captain with the Fire Department. Brother Eddie Gambill (Chief) in VP-30 as an IFT. Keeping it in the family..." [16JUN98]

GAMBLE, Dan racerdan77@msn.com "...I arrived at NAS North Island, San Diego, California about the 15th of December 1964. My orders said CARAEWRON ELEVEN and believe it or not, no one knew what that was. I was transported to the transit barracks and told that I was to wait for a ship to arrive. At about midnight I was awakened from a sound sleep and informed that I was late in reporting to my Squadron on the other side of the base. After orientation I was assigned to the GMT (general military training) office. I remember a few of the people that were there. Chief Cranford was my supervisor, LCDR Pascall was my division officer. I remember Bill Sweet, Anzio Sansoni, PO2 Dunn in Personnel and a few others. After being in Squadron for about a year I was assigned to Det Golf for deployment on the "Big O". We started quals in March and left for our WestPac in June 1966. I'm sure just about everyone familiar with VAW-11 and Westpac during that time remembers the fire on board the Oriskany. It was a time that is almost as vivid today as it was that 40 years ago. I thought a person would live through more than one experience like that in a life time. 30 years after the fire I was involved in the efforts at the Murrah Bldg bombing in OKC..." [25AUG2003]

GAMBLE, Tom (TD) thomas.d.gamble@alcatel.com "...TACCO in VP-50 from 89-91. I'm a drilling reservist in VP-92. Trying to put together a list of Selres/TARs going to the Memorial Service. Please contact me if you want to go!..." [21NOV2000]

GAMBURD, Art (Davidoff) taihosan@aol.com "...Served as Radioman 2nd class CFAW-6, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan June 1963-July 1965. Used CW to keep in communication with VP squadrons who flew Sea of Japan track along Siberia and Kamchatka peninsula. Flew as observer on P2V's and P-3's. Was intercepted once by Madge's off Vladivostock and turned around. We only lost 2 planes to Soviet missiles during my 2 yrs there. One from VP-50 and one from VP-40 (in LaPerouse Straits). It seems like ages ago. It was good duty..." [07APR2002]

GAME, William Henry Retired http://www.usna.com/history/classof1940/G.htm "...At graduation, Bill was assigned to USS RALEIGH, home ported in Pearl Harbor, where she was sunk on December 7, 1941. Flight School came in 1942-1943. He married Phyllis H. Sparr July 1, 1942. Daughter, Carol, was born April 14, 1944. Bill was assigned to VB-131 as XO, flying missions from Attu. After this tour, he reported to Post Graduate School for the course in Ordnance Engineering (Aviation) in 1945 and on to Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1946. Daughter, Joanne, was born March 3, 1947. In 1947, Bill served as test pilot at the Naval Ordnance Test Station in Inyokern, California, and had Refresher Training at Corpus Christi, Texas in 1948. In May, 1949, he reported as XO of VP-4 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and in 1951 served as BuOrd Representative in San Diego. In 1953, he was assigned to the Staff of Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet, and in 1954, he became CO of VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, until March of 1956, when he was assigned to the Naval Gun Factory, Washington, D.C. In 1958, Bill became XO and then CO of VW-1, operating out of Guam. In 1960, it was back to Washington to serve on the Staff of the Secretary of Defense. Two years later, he took command of the NROTC Unit at the University of Rochester, N.Y. Bill retired on July 1, 1965, and joined the staff of the N.Y. State Department of Labor as Director of On-the-Job Training and served there until retirement in August, 1981. Phyllis received her Masters of Education Degree in Reading at the University of Rochester and was on the staff of La Salle School in Albany as Reading Specialist until retiring in 1981. Bill and Phyllis have resided in Slingerlands, N.Y., from Navy retirement until the present, except for three or four months in Florida each year. Both daughters are married. Carol has three sons and one daughter. Joanne has one son..." [01JUN2003]

GAMMON, George gbjammn@msn.com "...I served with VP-6 during the time periods of 1976 to 1979. I was assigned as a SS-1. I am currently living in the So. Ca. area and working as a Special Agent for the Ca. Attorney General. I am trying to track down a fellow AW by the name of Royce Walters. Hell anybody who remembers me drop me line I have a lot of pictures and memories to share. Thanks..." [01JUL2000]

GANDRE, George gandre@mail2.quiknet.com "...VP-17 Apr 74-Jan 77 and VP-31 Jan 77-Apr 78. Great website! First time for me to have interest in the internet. I got the address from the SF Bay Area ANA newsletter. Have found several of you in my old cruisebooks, VP-17, Naha-Kadena 74-75, and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines 76..." [24MAY98]

GANDSEY, Lawrence "Larry" lpjgandsey@earthlink.net "...I served with VB-132 stationed in NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco February 1944. The Squadron consisted of 15 PV-1 Vega Venturas. I was born in Minnesota moved to California and now lives in Oregon. I enlisted in the US Navy on Dec 8, 1942 in Los Angeles and did boot camp in Farragut, Idaho (lots of snow). I went to Aviation Machinist school in NAS Norman, Oklahoma and then to Lockeed Aircraft Co. in Burbank CA for training on the PV-1. I was an was AMM3/c after school in NAS Norman, Oklahoma. I was sent to Pier 92 in New York to await orders to a duty station. I went from NAS Norfolk, Virginia to Casablanca, North Africa aboard the Seaplane Tender USS Albemarle (AV-5) as a passenger. The trip from Casablanca to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco took about a 6 or 7 hours in the back of a Navy 8 by 8 truck. Not a very comfortable ride. I arrived at the air base some time in late Jan.1944. My orders was a replacement of a flight crew member VB-132 and he served as the FE, tail gunner and radar operator of the crew of five. A pilot, co-pilot, Ordnance man, and Radioman made up the balance of the crew. The Ordnanceman was the turret gunner, and the Radioman handled communications. The squadron moved to NAAF Agadir, French Morocco in November 1944 to train the Free French how to fly and maintain the aircraft. The planes were given to them by the USA and after this training stint, I came back to the states and was stationed at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York. After VE Day he went back to NAS Norman, Oklahoma for additional training on the Jet aircraft engines that were being designed. After VJ Day I went to NAS Memphis, Tennessee for more training. I then spent time at the NAS North Island, San Diego, California. During most of 1947 he was at the NAF Litchfield Park, Arizona, putting surplus aircraft into "Moth Balls" (storage). Arizona had a nice dry and hot climate that helped prevent deterioration of the aircraft. His next station was in VR-8 at John Rodgers Field in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. My enlistment was about up when VR-8 was sent to Germany for the Berlin Airlift. It was temporary duty with no dependents allowed so I decided not to re-enlist. I was Honorably Discharged in San Francisco, CA on Dec 6, 1948. I was only on board a Naval ship for 15 days of his six year enlistment, nine days aboard the USS Albemarle (AV-5) going to North Africa and five days aboard the USS Thomas Jefferson returning from Honolulu to San Francisco, both times I was a passenger. My only so called Sea Duty was in North Africa and in Hawaii. As a civilian I worked in the Stained Glass trade for ten years and twenty-two years with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs department (1958-1967) in a Radio Car and (1967-1976) in Narcotics and (1976 to 1980) in Homicide. I has been retired for twenty-six years..." WebSite: http://www.portlyautey.com/Gandsey.htm [BIO Updated 21APR2007 | 20APR2007]

GANDY, AK3 Chad chaddersaz@aol.com "...I was an AK3 with VAQ-33 from 1988 to 1990. Do miss the many fun times spent on DET or tried to remember. I would like to hear from anyone from that time era..." [20DEC2003]

GANGI, AD1 Vincent J. vindot@cox.net "...I served with VP-8 (1954-1956) on Crew-6 and Crew-8, VU-2 (1956-1958) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (Enlisted Pilot - Tow Targets - Aircraft Ferry), shore duty, VAW-12 and VAW-33..." [BIO Updated 27JUL2012 | 01NOV2010]

GANN, PH William E. begann@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-46 (Photographer's Mate) from 1969 to 1970 with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Along with Richare Cope, I was with the detachment in NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I have a Web site devoted to my Navy tour as a photographer here: http://billgann.smugmug.com/. This site is part of a project I'm working on with the Veterans Administration to decorate California Veterans homes. I'm interested in talking to anyone related to this tour and would especially like to cantact people shown in the photographs..." [26MAY2009]

GANNAWAY, CEC David "Joe" Retired jose196@juno.com "...I served aboard the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) from August 1960 to November 1963 as an Electricians Mate. I enjoyed my time there, I met alot of great people on her. If anyone reads this that remembers me email me..." [25MAY2004]

GANN, AT2 Gary T. gtgann@strato.net "...Served in VP-11 1/1959 to 4/1962. Was always agrounnd pounder in the electronics shop. Would like to hear from anyone whoserved during that time period. "Loving Eleven, We fly P2Vs."..." [30JAN2011]

GANNER, Herb ganner@attg.net "...I served with VO-67..." >http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [E-Mail Updated 01NOV2003 | 21DEC98]

GANOW, Parker (Roland) ganow@centurytel.net "...Served in VS-39 in 1959 ( NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island). Was aboard the USS Tarawa and Randolph. With the squadron when we went to Quebec, Canada After spending 3 1/2 years in ATA School Ships Company. Knew a lot of ATA students, but forgot. To many yeras ago. Discharge at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island 10/15/1959..." [24DEC2000]

GANSKOPP, AMH2 David C. ganskopp@centurytel.net "...I served with VAP-61 (1968-1970) at NAS Agana, Guam working mostly on the line with a few months in the structural shop. Went on multiple detachments to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, Bangkok, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, Osan, Korea, Townsville, Australia and a brief stint to Taiwan. Exciting and enjoyable times that helped me grow a person. After severa subsequent years of college (West Virginia Univ, and Oregon State University) I had a career with USDA-ARS as a rangeland scientist and am now retired living in Hines, Oregon..." [03AUG2022]

GANT, AWC Wayne Retired wgant44@cs.com "...I am looking forward to getting in contact with Shipmates with whome I have served in the past. I was with the origional group of AWs that converted in 1968. I was an AX2 in VP-47 at that time. I was in VP-47 from april 1967 to about September 1969. I then went to AX B school and then returned to VP-47. I was in crew 1, 4 and 11. I was an a school instructor from November 1970 to November 1973. I was at TSC NAS Sigonella, Sicily from April 1974 to June 1977. I was on th NIMITZ 77-78 and ASWOC Dam Neck when I retired in 1982. I would love to hear from anyone that might have served with me..." [ICQ# 4185337] [E-Mail Updated 31JUL2002 | 04JAN98]

GANTT, CAPTAIN Jerry L. Retired jerry.gantt@maxwell.af.mil "...I joined VP-16 in February 1969 along with four other "War Eagles" from Auburn University. There I completed qualifications for Mission Commander in the P-3A "Orion" aircraft and held collateral duties as Public Affairs Officer. Our operational deployments included NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, tracking the first Soviet nuclear submarine detected in the Gulf of Mexico; NATO Maritime Patrol School in Londonderry, Northern Ireland; NATO exercises in Norway; and routine ASW missions from NAS Bermuda, the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I was released from active duty in December 1971 and affiliated with the Naval Air Reserve and was assigned to VP-62. In addition to leading a top-rated aircrew, I held ground positions in every department, including three department head assignments, to round out more than 13 years in the reserve squadron. I was transferred to the Individual Ready Reserve where he held command of the Naval Air Facility Mayport, Fla., reserve augment unit (NAF-0174) and Volunteer Training Unit 7474 (VTU-7474). I also performed active duty for training (ADT) assignments in the Pentagon, Naval War College, Navy Postgraduate School, Air University and National Defense University. I was recalled to active duty in 1991 and designated Project RESTAR (Reserve Transition and Recognition) Officer for Naval Air Reserve NAS Jacksonville, Florida responsible for the welfare and recognition of more than 400 reservists mobilized during the Gulf War. I was awarded a Navy Commendation Medal and Letters of Commendation as "the architect of an innovative, effective and extremely successful (public affairs) program." I remained affiliated with the Naval Air Reserve until his retirement in 1997 with the grade of Captain (O-6) and 30 years of commissioned service. My military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with gold star, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (5 awards), National Defense Medal with bronze star, Humanitarian Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon with two bronze stars, and Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization device and silver hour glass. I returned to my hometown as a public affairs instructor at the Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL..." [20AUG2004]

GARBER, Doug dgarber@frugal.com "...I was in VP-6 (then VP-146) from Sept. 1946 to Sept. 1948. I am proud to say I was the one who designed and had accepted, the logo for VP-6 after they got the P-2V2's in January of 1948. That is the one with the Popeye on it..." [22JAN98]

GARCIA, Alvino (AL) poppo10@aol.com "...I'm looking for any vets that served with me between 1965-1967. We were TAD to ships and Bangcock Thailand. Mostly looked for are Joe Savala, Big Jim Weener and Little Jim Weener. If anyone knows of them, please contanct me A.S.A.P. We started together in NAS Agana, Guam together. Thank you!..." [14DEC2004]

GARCIA, David mexpac70@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-47 from 1990 through 1993 and VP-91 in 1993. It would be great to hear from my old VP-47 Shipmates. I had some of my best times with that squadron. I was in CAC 6, SS-3 operator with the name "mexpac" I hope to hear from some of you people..." [E-Mail Updated 23JUN2003 | 01FEB2001]

GARCIA, ATR2 Lawrence “"Larry" outlook_c9dd43d954b37d3c@outlook.com "...I served with VP-1 (06/1968-03/1971) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington / NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines (with a detachment to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam) and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I flew as a JEZ Operator with Crew-9. I live in Littleton, Colorado..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAR2020 | E-Mail Updated 14NOV2013 | BIO Updated 28DEC2010 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 26DEC2010 | 22JUN2001]

GARCIA, AD Ruben Jr. r_garcia79@hotmail.com "...I was an AD with VP-1 from January 1986 through June 1989 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I'm looking for any fellow Screaming Eagles that were with me during that time period. Please contact me..." [11MAR2001]

GARCIA, AWC Russ argeepar3@yahoo.com "...Served in VP-50 1963-65, VP-47 1968-70, VP-4 1970-72, NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee 1972-76, VP-50 (again) 1977-80, VP-31 CNAP 1980-83, retired 1983..." [01FEB2009]

GARCIA, Steve bigsteve4545@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-50 (1981-1984) at NAS Moffett Field, California with two deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan..." [04SEP2014]

GARDELLA, Joseph F. gardella1@aol.com "...Served with and looking for Shipmates of VP-69 at NAS Squantum, Massachusetts from July 1948 to Sept 1950 as an active reservist. Recalled to active duty with FASRON-915 in Sept 1950 and deployed to NAS Trinidad, British West Indies until April 1952..." [16MAY2005]

GARDNER, Bruce c/o his son Robert Gardner (CM2 MCB133) oltmguy@aol.com "...My father, Bruce GARDNER, was in VPB-201 from 1943-1946. If anybody would like to contact him please email me and I will get the information to him. Thank you..." [10JAN99]

GARDNER, Gary R. Retired ggardner5486@bellsouth.net "...Started out in VP-30 as a tron at NAS Jacksonville, Florida flying in P2V5s and P2V7s 62-65. Then went to VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, mostly worked in the tron locker on nights working on P-3As 65-68. From there, I went to VX-1 at NAS Key West flying on P-3s and working in Avionics and QA 68-72. From the warm waters of Key West I went to the cold north of NAS Brunswick, Maine for duty with VP-8. Made several deployments as the in-flight tech on crews 11 & 12. Had the Rod-man as TACCO with Dunbar Lawson as PPC for two years. (They could find them when no one else could.) I was there from 72 until 78. From NAS Brunswick, Maine I went to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and back to VX-1 until I retired in 80. Stayed in the Pax River area as a contractor and civil servent until 1994 when the government saw fit to move me to the Charleston, SC area and SPAWAR..." [E-Mail Updated 22AUG2007 | 03NOV2001]

GARDNER, George E. ggardner@pathwaynet.com "...I was a PPC in PBM's during WWII, VPB-74. Anybody out there ever associated with VPB-74, or have any knowledge of it? Or, for that matter, comments on the PBM - from the 1st to 5?..." [09JUN98]

GARDNER, Jack jacklily@charter.net "...I served with VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland during 1969 and 1970. I was in the Maintenance Control group reporting to Master Chief Geroge Swem. He was quite a guy and I will always remember his wit and humor. He usually wore his tough guy game face but he was really a warm hearted nice guy. He used to give me fresh vegetables from his garden. Hon Discharge USN 1974..." [25JUL2007]

GARDNER, AZC Jerome Retired bassfla@aol.com "...I served with VAP-62 (Oct58-Mar61) in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-8 (Apr64-Jul67) in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and VP-10 (Jan72-Jul75) in NAS Brunswick, Maine. Would love to hear from any or all of my Shipmates and friends from those times..." [22MAR2007]

GARDNER, Jim M. jmgardner23@hotmail.com "...Served in VP-5 from 59 thru 61 and again from 63 thru 65. Was an AE-2 and aircrew member flying with P/C Charlie GOSS, Ray Green andI can't remember the other one. Have many pictures of crews and VP life in different places. Would enjoy hearing from old Shipmates. Am in touch with a few..." [17MAR98]

GARDNER, Randolph Scott rgardner73@tampabay.rr.com "...After training at NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. and NAS Pensacola, Florida, I joined VPB-15 in December 1942 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California as a pilot of P2BYs. I flew with them in at NAS Bermuda, NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone, NAAF Corinto, Nicaragua, NAF/NAAF Galapagos, Seymour Island, Ecuador and NAS Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Marianas Islands. At war's end, our planes were scrapped, and we returned to the States on the carrier USS Boxer. I have many fond memories of the men of VPB-15. A Reunion would be great..." [04AUG2008]

GARDNER, Sam (Young) gardnersam@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VT-24 NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas, Beeville, Texas from 1959 to 1962..." [26JUL2004]

GARGANO, Tony c/o Pat Gargano garganoweddings@aol.com "...My father served with VP-116, Blue Raiders, during WWII. I am looking for any old Shipmates. He was a nosegunner and tailgunner. Thanx..." [06SEP2005]

GARHARTT, AMS3 Richard J. richardgarhartt@gmail.com "...I served with VP-23 (01/1970-06/1973) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Sigonella, Sicily (twice)..." [17JAN2015]

GARIC, Jason S. jasong@eatel.net "...Arrived at VP-11 in April 95 and went to VP-10 after they decommissioned in 1996. Left to be a civilian in March 1998. It's good to see all these familiar names on this site. Drop a line..." [24MAY99]

GARITY, Tim tim_garity@duncanaviation.com "...I was an AMS in VP-17 from 1971-1974 based at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, with some great det's to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, NS Subic Bay, Philippines, Tainan and Utapou. Have found many Shipmates through the internet. I'm one of the few that stayed in aviation, and it has allowed me to continue to travel the world, such as visiting Subic last summer. (Federal Express is in our old hangar, and all the bars are gone from Olongapo) Would sure like to hear from anyone that remembers me, especially Dan Sharp, who used to live in Ohio..." [17JAN2001]

GARLAND, Robert (Bob) robertgarland@yahoo.com "...Just checking to see if anyone from my old Crew 11, BUNO: 135620 P2V-7 of the famous GOLDEN EAGLES VP-9 are still around. After I was transferred to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 57 I then ended up on the west coast again on a damn carrier. I retired in 66 and still miss the old squadron. Are you out there "Bill Holbert" my old plane commander? Well good luck to all you new airdalesand keep the patrols going..." [E-Mail Updated 09FEB2007 | 30MAY99]

GARLAND, CDR Robert G. Buzz https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=2645 "...CDR Robert G. Buzz Garland, USNR - NFL Number: 2645 - Date of Birth: 11/15/1914 - Date In: 1/1/1936 - Date Out: 1/1/1960 - City, State: Sequim, WA - School Attended: Univ. Washington - Aircraft Flown: PBY-1/2/5A, F4B2/3/4, Spitfire, PB4Y, PB4Y-2 - Ship or Unit: Fleet Airwing, VP-6, VP-23 and VPB-112 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane CDR - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: European Theater - Associations/Service Organizations: Rotary VFW Alpha Delta Phi Sigma Delta Chi - Highest personal decoration or award: Navy Commendation - Significant Achievements: X.O. squadron 18-B. Editor and publisher Carlsbad, Calif. Journal 4000 military flight hours. In Memoriam? No..." [10DEC2005]

GARMAN, Douglas dougg@suddenlink.net "...I served with VP-651 (1949) at NAF Akron, Ohio..." [31OCT2014]

GARMAN, Ron vp68hawk@bellatlantic.net "...F/E CAC 4, VP-68 Crew member from 1969 till 1/1/94. Still have vivid memories and nightly dreams of skulking the depths of the oceans for those nasty iron tubes. All night Barrier Patrols in all kinds of delightful weather...Rota, Lajes, Kindly, Barbers, Kinloss, Sig, Kef, etc..." [00XX97]

GARMON, AG2 Ken kgarmon@carolina.rr.com "...I served with Naval Aircraft Torpedo Unit (NATU) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from December 1965 to its distestablishment in May 1966. I believe the last Navy PBY was retired while I was there. I worked and flew on different aircraft including the P2V..." [28APR2011]

GARNER, AMS1 John Retired jfgatsv@cox.net "...I was an AMS1 with VP-65 at NAS Los Alamitos, California and when they moved to NAS Point Mugu, California (1970 to 1972). I believe it was the Navy's last P2 squadron before going to P-3's. That was my last airdale assignment. I went to recruiting then changed reates to the then new MA rate. Retired in 1993..." [E-Mail Updated 11JAN2009 | 13SEP2001]

GARNER, ABF3 Wallace walkinthedog@windstream.net "...I served aboard the USS Currituck (AV-7) from 1962 to 1965 in the Fueling Department. I would love to hear from anyone that went ashore in Saigon Vietnam with me, Bob Gerkin or Curtis Reynolds..." [17NOV2009]

GARNSEY, Jim jgarnse1@twcny.rr.com "...While never assigned to a VP squadron, I in FASRON 118 from 1951 until 1952 at NAS Agana, Guam and helped service many VP squadrons. Later assigned to HS-4 at Ream Field. Discharged in 1953 as an AT2. FASRON 118 has a reunion scheduled for September of this year..." [E-Mail Updated 22JAN2001 | E-Mail Updated 01AUG99 | 00DEC96]

GAROFARO, Don LilBigGuy@AOL.Com "...I served in FASRON-107 in NAS Keflavik, Iceland 1956-57 - would like to find a patch for back of jacket or a Navy hat with patch..." [25FEB2001]

GARRETSON, Garry G. g.garretson@att.net "...I served with VW-1 (10/1966-03/1967) with Crew 5 and 9 (Radio Operator) and VR-21 (03/1968-10/1969) as a Radioman and taught Radio School at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I lived in Navy Housing at Iriquos Point / Ewa Beach with my wife Julie. I drove a 1963 light and dark blue Falcon convertable. Does anyone remember me? I need verification of flights into Vietnam for a medical claim..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 31JUL2012 | 28JUN2004]

GARRETT, Bill hippiecowboy2@aol.com "...I served with VP-8 from 1966 through 1968. Flew as Radar Operator. Any VP-8'ers can contact me. We need to get another Reunion going..." [04JUN2003]

GARRETT, AD1 James james.a.garrett@navy.mil "...I served with HM-14 from 1985 to 1989, AIMD NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1989 to 1991, VP-17 from 1992 to 1995, VAW-121 from 1995 to 1996, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR from 1997 to 2000 and AIMD NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 2000 to 2005..." [11SEP2009]

GARRETT, Joe joegarrett@comcast.net "...I served with VP-44 (SS1 CAC-4) from 1979 to 1982, VS-24 and retired in 1994. I am currently employed as a Instructional Designer for The Ancon Group in Lanham, MD..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13JUL2007 | E-Mail Updated 14SEP2000]

GARRETT, AOM2 Kenneth M. k.garrett2@att.net "...Served as AOM2c with VPB-127 from July 21, 1944 to July 10, 1945. VPB-127 was a Ventura Squadron that served in Brazil in 1943 - 1944 and in NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco in 1944 - 1945..." [25OCT2002]

GARRETT, CAPTAIN Ned Retired http://www.usna.com/history/classof1940/G.htm "...First, Ned was ordered to MARYLAND in communications, and, in February, 1941, to NORTH CAROLINA for commissioning and fitting out. Serving first in communications then to 16" gun turret III, operating in Atlantic and Pacific until torpedoed during Guadalcanal campaign at which time he was ordered to flight training. After receiving wings, he reported as exec to VPB-201, a PBM squadron, covering convoys and various ASW operations in the Atlantic. At war's ending, he went to MIT for his masters in aero engineering. Next, Ned was ordered to BAR El Segundo in a special engineering assignment. Then, after a refresher course in PB4Y's at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, he reported to FASRON-117 in Hawaii and, as C.O. built it into a heavy maintenance facility during the Korean War. Now designated for engineering duty, he reported to BuAer as Service Engines Branch Head, then as Engines Technical Officer at COMNAVAIRPAC, totaling six years of Fleet-wide engine problems. Next came BAR and INSORD at Aerojet Azusa and Sacramento on Polaris, rocket engines and torpedo programs. Making Captain, he was ordered to NAVAIRSYSCOM as Aircraft Division R&D Plans and Programs officer. Then, as C.O. of the overhaul facility, NAS Pensacola, Florida, he was back enjoying all phases of aircraft repair and production. His last duty station was as the Navy Plant Representative, Long Beach. Upon retiring, Ned went into the brokerage business, but gravitated back into aviation by going, with family, to Iran as depot manager for the F-14 program and as Advisor Director of Engineering, developing a large aircraft and engine overhaul facility in Tehran. Navy technical experience proved invaluable in a most difficult environment, but all enjoyed R&R trips throughout the Middle East, Russia, and on around the world. Mark, their youngest, skiied each winter weekend and had his high school graduation on the Tehran embassy grounds. After three years, all departed before the hostage crisis and Ned joined McDonnell-Douglas in various duties until retiring in 1984..." [21JUL2003]

GARRINGER, Cecil E. c/o Terry A. Garringer Shipmate Pix Circa 1953 Shipmate Pix Circa 1954 tagceal@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VS-22 "The Go-Get-Em's" (Tail marking "SL") from January 1951 to June 1954. Worked as a Plane Captain (1951-1952) and later as a Aviation/Electronics Technician (1952-1954). While assigned to VS-22, I served aboard the following CVE's: USS Block Island (CVE-106), USS Kula Gulf (CVE-108), USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110), USS Sicily (CVE-118), USS Siboney (CVE-112) and the USS Mendora (CVE-120). I will alway's have a special place in my heart for the Grumman Guardian AF-2S (Killer) and AF-2W (Hunter). Go-Navy!..." [PIX Added 01NOV2006 | BIO Updated 19AUG2006 | 16AUG2006]

GARRISON, Bob bobjane81@yahoo.com "...I was assigned to the USS Albemarle (AV-5) in 1959, as its general medical officer, while it was being refitted at Phila.shipyard after the St. Lawrence Seaway event. Following shakedown to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and a VP Squadron exercise at the mouth of the Rappahanock, we returned to NAS Norfolk, Virginia for Christmas, then to San Juan for about 3 months in support of Marine exercises at Vieques. Captain then was Agee Melvin. He was succeeded by Captain Vincent dePoix, later skipper of our first nuclear carrier, Enterprise. Interestingly, he Commanded the Enterprise during the blockade of Cuba during the missile crisis, while I was ashore in NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with a surgical team. I later saw RADM dePoix twice more while stationed at NH Bethesda. While at San Juan, the ship visited the Virgin Islands. Also visited Port au Prince, before she returned to NAS Norfolk, Virginia for decommissioning. I was reassigned then to NH Bethesda for further training. During the year with the USS Albemarle (AV-5), I was most ably supported by an excellent group of HMs, who I would love to hear from, if they see this note. (Who could forget the 3 Hs, Hamalainen, Housenfluck, and Houston?) All of the ship's officers were very patient with me and my entire one month's experience in the Navy before joining the ship. (Would you believe seasick in the wardroom while still docked in Norfolk?). I especially remember XO CDR Ed. Ward; LT Bennett (later killed in a plane crash); LT Dick Swadener, who named his first-born, a daughter, after mine; Chaplain Foelber; CDR Don Spoon; Ed, our dental officer, and several other fine men whose names elude me after 44 years..." [06SEP2002]

GARTNER, AD1 Gary K. garylc04@sbcglobal.net "...Started out my 1st inlistment on USS Independence as a GMGSN from 1972 - 1978, lots of port calls in the Med & all over, did things I can't mention for my country during that time. 2nd enlistment in VP's. AD2. Served in VP-19 from May 1980 to August 1984 and transfered to VX-5 from 1984-87, made AD1 after a yr. Honorably Discharged and stayed in the aviation field ever since. Worked for Lockheed Support systems Inc./ Kay & Associates Inc. in Sadi Arabia "gulf war" working for the Kawati government/ Northwest Airlines, short time, no excitment/ Cessna Aircraft Co. for 10 yrs, got bored/ and still going..." [08AUG2006]

GARUTI, Rob rrgaruti@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-45 from April 1986 to April 1989. I'm looking for anyone who worked in the AW Shop. I would like to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 12APR2009 | 16JAN2001]

GARY, HM John jfgary55@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-49 (junior HM) from 1976 to 1979. It was the greatest time of my 6 years in the Navy and I wouldn't trade it of anything. I can be e-mailed or found on Facebook..." [11MAY2011]

GARY, Lawrence G. lgary3@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-2 (1966-1969) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and flew with Crew-2 and Crew-5. I fell in love with Whidbey Island,l returned to live and retire in Redmond, WA..." [16APR2013]

GAVERT, Jim jgavert@cox.net "...My ASW experienced started with VP-46 in Mar 1961. I came to them after AT school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee and 3 months at Fae Tu Pac on NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Squadron was based at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and had just returned from the NS Sangley Point, Philippines. They were just finishing their transistion from P5Ms. I was an AX and flew as Radar/Julie/ECM operator. After rapidly moving from P2V-5 to the P2V-7, we were then sent to NAS Moffett Field, California were we became the 3rd squadron to get P-3s and 1st on West Coast. Made 1st P-3 cruise to NAS Adak, Alaska in '64. Left them in July '64 to go to AMD NS Rota, Spain. Left NS Rota, Spain in '66 and finished up my 10 year stint with HS-1 in Key West, FL. On my short visit today did not see any old VP-46'ers. Would love to hear from. I will make many more returns and would be glad to offer any help. Have stayed with electronics and computers since leaving the Navy. Left Navy as an AX1. They wanted to make an AW of me and I said "no way". Good Hunting..." [E-Mail Updated 24DEC2005 | E-Mail Updated 08OCT2001 | 10JUN99]

GARVIN, CWO2 Ken Retired KGarvin411@aol.com "...I served in FASRON 108 NAS Brunsrick from Oct 58 till we were disestablished and merged with the air station. Became an AO striker just because they did not stand "ramp watches." Went on to serve with VP-21 from 60 till 66, Accumulated over 3300 hours in P2V 7's, some of my fondest memories. Went on to retire as a CWO2 from the A-7 community. Just invested in the P2V history "AWESOME." Would love to hear from old shipmates..."

GARZA, John J. john.garza@nutriciausa.com "...I served with VR-21 as a Parachute Rigger 3 from October 1954 thru April 56. I was a crew member in the Aero Equip Dept. Served with Zupanic, C. D. West, Don Dooley, E.Favela, Chief Ira Fox, Chief Reese, Willie Canet, just to name a few..." [30SEP2002]

GASAWAY, ADJ2 Ernest L. e-j-gas@suddenlink.net "...I served with VP-56 (08/1965-05/1966) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I worked night check crew under a ADR1 named Dusty Roades..." [05SEP2012]

GASIEWICZ, Vincent vegusn@stx.rr.com "...I served with FASRON-200 (Special) at Hendon and Blackbush England from 1954 to 1958. Would like to hear from any Shipmates from that time period..." [E-Mail Updated 03JAN2005 | 30APR2003]

GASKIN, Derek derek&bethgaskin@adelphia.net "...I served with VXN-8 from February 1988 to August 1990 and yes Damon I do remember all the parties at the house! Who could forget them. Got out of the Navy in 1990 cause it just was not for me. Got completely away from the aviation field but still miss it. Currently I'm a foreman in the melt shop of a steel mill and yes u gotta luv the fire. Just doin luvly. Thought I'd throw out a HOW DO to all my ole World travelers. Peace..." [14MAR2004]

GASSAN, Richard gassan@history.umass.edu "...I served my entire Navy "career" in VP-1, from Sept 1979 through my discharge in May, 1982 (AXAN, AX3, Radio on Crew 8 mostly). And although the Navy and I had differences of opinion (stemming almost entirely from my own crummy attitude), I have looked back on some of those times with fondness and a little sadness . In particular I miss a kind, decent, and civilized man and fellow radio op, Brian Sparrow (AT2), who died in the 1983 YB06 "mishap" (disaster); of all of us, he should have been the last to die. Ultimately, I've taken it as a compliment when one of my Crew 8 navigators told me that I would "make a good civilian" -- I've worked hard to do that, teaching history at the University of Massachusetts..." [04DEC99]

GAST, AD1 Bill Retired sidekick@supportthevets "...Looking for any Shipmates from VP-40 NS Sangley Point, Philippines period 1951 to 1954. Anyone that was also aircrew on P5M's or pals that wore the waders or drove the pull carts. Looking for some shots of the RATO action if anyone has any. My grandkids want to see how we got into the air maxed out..." [01MAR2004]

GAST, ADR1 William A. theactionwriter@aol.com "...I served with (Naval Reserve) VF-773 (1951-1953) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, NS Sangley Point, Philippines (Active Duty) and VR-773 (1956-1963) at NAS Los Alamitos, California, AirAmerica (1964-1966), NAS CUBI pointNAS Cubi Point, Philippines (Naval Reserve) and served until retirement (total 43 years not counting AirAmerica). I have published many books (i.e., Reciprocity, The Patriot Hunt Club, Hal-The Vigilante UAV Drone, Terrorist Number 2, Interdiction, etc.) on http://www.smashwords.com..." [13NOV2013]

GASTON, Jim gastonjd@cnw.com "...I was in VQ-2 from 85-89 and VQ-1 from 92-96 (yes, both NAS Agana, Guam and Whidbey). Now I am doing the VQ single site training thing here in Whidbey..."

GASVODA, AT2 Gerald gcgasvoda@comcast.net "...I was an AT2 and served with VP-22, stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, from June 1958 until July 1961. During our 58-59 deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska I was in crew 12 and then served in Crew 1 during our deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 60-61. It was a wonderful experience and I still have many fond memories..." [07MAY2007]

GATES, CAPTAIN Dave "Gator" Retired ljreese357@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 (1980-1983), NRL (1983-1988) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and VP-64 (1989-1994) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [07SEP2016]

GATES, Ken W. (kiwi) Gates@hot.rr.com "...I served with VP-42 from September 1965 to July 1967 and was assigned to Airframes, (AMH3). I have many fond memories from the overseas deployments. Eating tons of fried rice and steak sandwiches at The Texas Steak House in Iwakuni. Being one of Beasley's Bastards and watching the action from the roof of the Battle Creek Hotel in Saigon. Eating cheese rolls and smoked fish, while playing crazy eights in Cavite City at Danny's bar with Sam Hicks, Gilford Arnold, Rudy Rodriguez, Jimmy Bynum and others. We had good times and performed our jobs well. I'd enjoy hearing from any of you old Seadeamons..." [01DEC2000]

GATES, AX2 Matt solutiomed@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-10 from 1986 to 1989. AVCM "Dinky" Dolan I drank your case of San Magoo in NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal!..." [E-Mail Updated 18SEP2004 | 08FEB99]

GATLIFF, AMS BEN D. Retired dynamic-reflections@att.net "...Please tell me more about decommissioning of VXE-6 as I was a member of that unit..." [19SEP98]

GATZKE, Lavigne K. lgatzke@aol.com "...I served with VPB-99 as a Radioman and Turret Gunner on a PBM in 1944 out of NAS Alameda, California. At the end of World War II, many of us did not have the required two years of service needed to be discharged. So were were sent back to our own Naval District (in my case New Orleans) and served in the Shore Patrol Unit for six months..." [03AUG2004]

GAUD, AXAN Kevin O. Kevin.Gaud@hobartcorp.com "...I served in VP-11 from June of 85 until August of 1987. I was an AXAN in the TRON shop. If anyone remembers please free to contact me. Look forward to hearing from someone..." [26MAR2001]

GAUDETTE, Michael gaudettep3fe@gmail.com "...I served with VP-10 (06/1972-07/1979) and flew as a Second Mech for a couple of years and then went to F/E school. After I got out I went back to college and am currently working at Electric Boat in the TRIDENT/SEAWOLF nuclear projects as a Structural Engineer..." [E-Mail Updated 15JAN2015 | E-Mail Updated 29MAR2005 | 02MAY2000]

GAUL, Mike acegaul@me.com "...I served with VP-22 (03/1970-06/1973)..." [08SEP2019]

GAUNTT, Richard richard.gauntt@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-893 (1962-1968) at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington..." [01APR2012]

GAUTHIER, AEC Bill b_gauthier@msn.com "...I served with VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1981 to 1994. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [30SEP2009]

GAWRYCH, AC3 Thomas J. c/o Thomas Gawrych gawrycht1968@yahoo.com "...Dad was a Navy Air Traffic Controller and crewed aboard the PBY out of NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan and NAS Pensacola, Florida from 1950 to 1951. Dad also had some flight time aboard the P2V and PBM. Dad would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [18JUN2011]

GAY, AE1 Ken D. audreygay2@aol.com "...I served with ATU-601 and then VT-31 at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas from 1958 to 1962. We flew the P2V and P5M as part of the Pilot Traning for the fleet. Next job was at NAS Dallas, Texas to support Reserve's from 1962 to 1966. We had F8U..." [16JUN2011]

GAYDOS, Michael golfingmaster20022001@yahoo.com "...Attended AO "A" School (1968) in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-30 (1968-1969) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-45 (1970-1971) with deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAS Sigonella, Sicily flying with Crew-10. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [15AUG2017]

GAYLER, Dale daleg@vistatech.net "...I came on board VP-28 earley January 1952 as AOAN, at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and left as AO2 April 1954. At that time we were still in the PB4Y-2S and deployed to Okinawa that summer. Returning we got new P2V-5 aircraft and trained in them for the next nine months then went to NAS Kodiak, Alaska for the winter. It was a great squadron and I will never forget the guys I flew with during, what they call now, "the forgotten war"..." [02JAN2001]

GAYLOR, ADCS Mike mndgaylord@comcast.net "...I served with VP-23 from 1980 to 1984 and 1988 to 1992. To all of my friends of VP-23 we had some great times in NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NS Rota, Spain, Germany, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, Saudi, Cairo, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, Isreal, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Souda Bay, and more. I would not have had it any other way. I am still active duty and will retire soon. See you all on the other side..." [29JAN2004]

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