VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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Memorial Picture "...GEIGER, CPO Charles P. Jr...I regret to report the passing of my dad, Charles P. Geiger Jr., in January 2006. Dad served as an Aviation Radioman Chief Petty Officer, with ZP-51 at NAS Richmond, Miami, Florida and NAS Trinidad, British West Indies in 1943-44. He was a ham radio operator from his early teens (W2ATL) and was activated in April 1941 from a naval reserve unit that met at the Atlantic City Lighthouse. He attended LTA School at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey September 1942 to January 1943. He also served with CASU-27 at Charlestown, RI, from May 1944 to April 1945. Dad mentioned flying over the Caribbean Sea in the vicinity of a surfaced, disabled, German U-boat with crew members on deck, and being at the NAS Trinidad, British West Indies Dispensary the next day and seeing 50-some prisoners from the U-boat being processed through the dispensary. Dad leaves his wife of 66 years, Florence; sons Charles, Robert, Michael, and James, daughter-in-law Marie, and grandchildren, Bridget, Emily, and Brian..." Contributed by Robert G. Geiger rggmeg89@comcast.net (VP-10 Squadron AIO 1969-1971) [19FEB2007]

Memorial Picture "...GENG, ADC Warren E. "Bud"...ADC Warren E. "Bud" GENG passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016. He had been battling cancer for about 18 months. The news was passed to me by his wife, Paula. He had served a a P-3 FE with VP-44, Anti-Submarine Warfare Test Directorate (ASWTD) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and a VP squadron at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii He was 73 years old, and would have been 74 on 30 August 2016. He will be missed..." Contributed by CARROLL, AMEC Dennis P. Retired p3fe418yrs@gmail.com [28MAR2016]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix Shipmate Pix "...GENNARINO, CPO Bernard...My Dad, CPO Bernard GENNARINO, served with FAETULANT (07/1951-10/1951) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit (NAESU) (10/1951-01/1954) at Washington, DC, VA-95 (01/1954-09/1954), AT "B" School at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VW-2 (04/1955-03/1958) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, Airship Test & Development (AT&D) (03/1958-02/1960) at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, VW-1 02/1960-01/1961) at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, VP-8 (07/1961-04/1962) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-1 (01/1961-07/1961), AT "B" School at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee and VP-30 (12/1962-02/1965) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Dad was improperly buried in a potters field (Dallas County Texas). We are having a party and some ceremonies to raise money to have him removed from there and placed in the new local vets cemetery. Please see my Facebook dedicated to Dad on The "Bernie Gennarino Memorial Trust Fund" 1st Annual Benefit @ Nolas BBQ..." Contributed by wingwrench@ymail.com [PIX Updated 12SEP2011 | 09SEP2011]

Memorial Picture "...GEORGE, CAPTAIN Paul J...My father, CAPTAIN Paul J George, was Commanding Officer of NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida from 1963-1965. It was a wonderful experience that shaped my life and I will never forget it. We returned on the 50th Anniversary, unfortunately without my father. He passed away ten years ago, but I thank him and the Navy for my wonderful past. I was also curious if there was a place I could find a listing of all the CO's of NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, just curious to know who dad replaced and who took over after our tour was up. Thank you...GEORGE, CAPTAIN Paul J. C/O Suzanne George Bailey suzanne.bailey@sbcglobal.net..." [27AUG2003]

Memorial Picture "...GETZFRED, Lawrence Daniel...11SEP2001 (NYC World Trade Center/Pentagon) loss: Lawrence Daniel Getzfred, Home of Record: Elgin, Neb., Commissioned: Officer Candidate School, December 15, 1972, Rank: Captain, Date of Rank: October 1, 1993, Designator: Naval Flight Officer, and Age: 57. Duty Stations: VP-46 - 01/85 - 05/87, VP-6 - 01/74 - 06/77, VP-31 - 12/77 - 06/80, Personnel Exchange Program, England - 06/80 - 01/83, CPW-10 - 01/83 - 07/84, VP-46 - 01/85 - 05/87, VP-40 - 09/87 - 06/89, Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff - 07/90 - 07/93, Commander Patrol Wings Pacific - 08/93 - 08/97, and CNO - 09/97. Awards and Decorations: Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), Air Medal (2), Navy Unit Commendation (2), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Meritorious Unit Commendation, (Gallantry Cross Color Medal with Palm), Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Commendation (Civil Actions Medal, First Class Color with Palm), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (4), Navy and Marine Corps Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation..." Contributed by John W. Hood, ATC, Retired JOHNWHOOD@prodigy.net [18SEP2001]

UPDATE "...A Memorial service for Lawrence Daniel Getzfred will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 12:30 p.m. at Fort Myer near Arlington National Cemetery. His wife is setting up an educational trust for contributions and I'll pass that along later. Thanks. Mark S. Getzfred msgetzfred@snet.net..." [06OCT2001]

Memorial Picture "...GEYER, Ron...It was with great sadness that I report the passing of Ron Geyer, VP-40 flight tech and QA rep. Ron passed away on January 16, 2010 in Marietta Georgia. After leaving VP-40 Ron went to work for Lockheed as a P-3 Field Service Rep. He remained in that position up until his untimely death. I worked with Ron both as a fellow Lockheed rep and as flight tech in VP-40. Ron was in VP-40 from about 1970 until 1977..." Contributed by SCHULTZ, ATC Edmund "Skinny" ezlivin2009@live.com [04MAR2010]

GEAR, LT Robert robert.w.gear@gmail.com "...I served with VP-17 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington as a TACCO from 1967 to 1969. We were still flying P2s when we deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines that fall and flew Market Time ops out of NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. We transitioned to the P-3 in 1968 and moved to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in the summer of 1969. I left the squadron and returned to civilian life in 1969. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 21JAN2010 | 26APR2001]

GEARON, Richard rickgearon@hotmail.com "...I served (Reservist) with VP-774 at NAS Los Alamitos, California from September 1959 to August 1961..." [30APR2010]

GEARY, Jim jgeary@nortelnetworks.com "...I was in VP-9 from May '76 to Aug '79. I was a 'Ground Pounder' in the Ordnance shop. Some facts to share........ I was on a plane coming back to NAS Moffett Field, California that fateful day of 26OCT78 when PD4 crashed (VP9/October 78 "We are Ditching! Ditching! Ditching!") into the sea near NAS Adak, Alaska. When we landed all that greeted us were happy to see us since they thought it was our plane that went down. I lost some good friends on that flight but they will always be rememered in our hearts. Also on a good note, I was the youngest nuclear weapons loading crew chief at Moffett when I was there, imagine an E-3 telling officers and chiefs what to do!! Anybody out there that remembers me, please email me. Also looking for a good friend Stephen Cotta..." [E-Mail Updated 04DEC2001 | 27MAR98]

GEBERT, Thomas A. tgebert@cfl.rr.com "...I was assigned to VX-1 in Key West, FL from 1957-1959. I was a MAD operator on P2V-7 141251 and responsible for the MAD shack. I transfered to ship's company on the USS Valley Forge (CVS45) in late 1959. I would be interested in contacting any other VX-1 Shipmates who were in VX-1 in that time period..." [E-Mail Updated 06APR2002 | E-Mail Updated 02FEB2002 | 09NOV2000]

GEBHARDT, AME2 Thomas itttom@home.com "...I started off green with VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois in 86 - 91. It was odd because I joined the Navy to get away from home and get stationed 2 hours from my hometown. Enjoyed every minute I was there, and enjoyed the times we had as "Bear" stated on Lake Michigan or a shore over seas. I thought I was never going to make it from the ranks of E-3 so I made the choice to jump to F-14's and signed up with VF-201 at NAS Dallas, Texas in 91 and quickly made E-5. Jumped up to QAR and unfortunately saw a fellow Shipmates loose his life in a training exercise that really messed me up. The VF and VP communities are so different it was really shocking, but was just as fun (Even though we didn't go over seas). Again I made a lot of new friends and have great memories. I learned a lot while I was in the TAR community, and am very grateful for that. I currently reside in Indianapolis and work for Consumer Electronics Manufacture. I went to school after I left the service and received an Associates Degree and 2 Bachelors degrees in Electronics. I am married to a wonderful female and have two great children (boy and girl). Drop me a line I would love to hear from everyone..." [02JAN2001]

GEBHART, Jeff gebby3@aol.com "...I served as a pilot with VP-48 from 1986 until 1989. I would enjoy hearing from anyone who was in the squadron during that time. I currently reside in the Chicago area..." [07JUN2003]

GEBHART, AZ2 Patrick gebhart45@aol.com "...I served with VP-16 from 1966 to 1969. Had many fun deployments and miss everyone I worked with. I left the Navy in November 1969..." [27AUG2009]

GEBIG, AE3 Don dondon1946@verizon.net "...I served with VR-22 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia (1965) and VR-8 (1966). I was the Electrical Shop Field Electrician then moved over to Bench Check and Repair. AE1 P.E. White, Chief Red Dog and Chief Hernandez are some names I remember. I was treated as a grown man even though some of us were only 18. It wasn't a bad way to grow up. I loved working on the C-130's. I never was denied Cinderella Liberty to take training flight back East for the weekend..." [22MAY2009]

GEDDES, LT James J. Retired jjgeddes@verizon.net "...Electronics Test NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1953, VQ-2 NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco (1951 to 1953), VF-33 NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1953 to 1954), HU-2 NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (1955 - 1958), FASRON-10 NAS Moffett Field, California (1958 to 1959), VS-37 NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1960 to 1964), Philadelphia, PA (1965 to 1967), VP-26 NAS Brunswick, Maine (1967 to 1968) and Retired February 6, 1969..." [BIO Updated 15JUL2006 | 09JUL2006]

GEDDES, SFC Ralph Retired prkkkk@msn.com "...I served with the Crazy Cat's/1st Radio Research Company (03/1971-07/1971)..." [17FEB2014]

GEDDINGS, Ladson I. ladson@jps.net "...I served in VW-2 from June 1955 to September 1956 after riding as radioman on R6Ds with VR-6, starting in November 1954. I flew as the captain's radioman on lots of flights, including a tour Italy etc..." [26JUN2000]

GEER, LT Henry A. Jr. henryg@csmd.edu "...I served with VP-23 (1981-1985) at NAS Brunswick, Maine (NAV/TACCO) with deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, NS Rota, Spain - NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Bermuda. I flew with the "Dawn Riders" and "Flying BOHICA Brothers"..." [17OCT2012]

GEERS, William (Bill) blgeers@home.com "...I was in VP-22 from July 1961 to January 1964. Made deployments to Japan in November of 1963 and November of 1964. Was a ECM operator and later a radioman. Would like to here from some of the old crew..." [29NOV2001]

GEESAMAN, AW1 Scott L. carroll1@embarqmail.com "...I served with VP-10 (1980-1982) as Sensor 3 on CAC-3 and VP-0516 (1982-1989) as Observer and Sensor 3 Training Petty Officer..." [14MAR2017]

GEHAN, Anthony C. anthonysulick@verizon.net "...VQ-1 Vet; 75/77; NAS Agana, Guam, NAS Atsugi, Japan, and the Philippines..." [14APR2007]

GEHRING, Gary C. GCGehring@msn.com "...Joined the Navy as a TAR in 1986 assigned VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee achieved rank of AMH2 worked in airframs. Too many friends to name but here are a few: Angelo Ismernioglu, Dan Sobeck Kerry Hendershot, Anette Noriekas (now Sobeck). I wanted to thank the command of VP-67 for the Navy Achivement Medal that I received after I transfered to VFA-303. I am proud to have served with VP-67, yes even those long friday nights when we would spend all night repairing the a/c for the flight opps on saturday mornings. Some other fond memories are of the cray fish parties, gedunck flights to Korea, mid cruise parties in NAS Misawa, Japan, typhon party in Okinawa, Super bowl parties at Jim Newmans house, and so on. There are to many good times to list but if you remember these times contact me..." [24JAN2000]

GEIGER, Butch Geigerap@navair.navy.mil "...Served in VP-62 from Oct 82 til Sep 85 as a weekend warrior while I went to college. Came back on active duty and am on my last tour. Best group of folks I ever worked with..." [03NOV98]

GEIGER, Gerald M. GGeiger126@aol.com "...Handled Lo-Com on the Connie 76-78 as CTR2. I remember Crash Nash, 2-beer Lamere, and the flight engineer Peavy (who only wore shortsleeved flight suits). I remember those condemned barracks we always got stuck in down at Rosy Roads. I also remember a lot of good times. Retired off the USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57) as a CTRC(SW) in 96, and currently going to school. My time spent with the guys in VAQ-33 was one of the really good times..." [15DEC98]

GEIGER, ADR2 James A. JimsAdventures@aol.com "...I was with VW-1 NAS Agana, Guam February 1967 - Auggust 1968. I flew with crew 3, TE-3 145933, FM-ADR2 "Where's my Stevie" Geiger. Some of our crew: AC-LTJG "our sea daddy" GRIMES, 2P-LT "PRT Fire ?" Cummings, 3P-LTJG "Port turns-all the way" Crossman,1st FE-ADR"C"'Chief's hats are big, but my head is big enough" Gladdin, CC-ADR1 "three years and my head will be big enough" Vincent. There are others and I would enjoy contacting anyone from the crew. See you all at the Reunion at San Antonio in October 2000..." [19FEB2000]

GEIS, AE2 Robert W. geisrwg1@aol.com "...I served with VP-11 from July 1959 through November 1960. I was an AE2 and flew on Crew 2. LCDR Lane was PPC at that time..." [BIO Updated 11JAN2009 | 11MAY2002]

GEISS, AT Robert E. rg2595@sbc.com "...As a former VP-1 AT Radio Operator between late 1977-feb. 1981 I flew on missions in every plane pictured and,sadly on some that later crashed..." [29MAY2005]

GELPERIN, Jack cgelperin@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-724 at NAS Glenview, Illinois..." [12AUG2016]

GEMBERLING, Major George Retired gember@syix.com "...I served with VP-931 (1957-1960) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USS Independence (CVA-62) and USS boxer (LPH-4). I left the Navy and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force (1973-1991) retiring as Chief, Anesthesia Services. (Strategic Air Command)..." [09APR2018]

GENDRON, Henri P. henrig@icubed.com "...I was a member of VP-49 in 1954 and 1955. I was a crew member of 5 boat and 8 boat..." [13MAR2002]

GENDREAU, Dave ceo@dmgengineering.com "...God is still watching out for me. I was in VP-17 (early '60) I was crew 4 (callsign - free-transit 4) that landing just AFTER the crew that went into the mountain in NAS Kodiak, Alaska (SEE: In memory of lost friends...7 Die In Kodiak Plane Crash...) - and - on the aircraft that landed just BEFORE the crew in Okinawa had gear trouble and had to land wheels up! I lost a good friend in NAS Kodiak, Alaska..." [30APR2002]

GENEREUX, Robert "Bob" reg1940@comcast.net "...I served with VP-18 (1958-1962) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with two deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I flew with Crew-3 and Crew-5 aboard the P2 and participated in space program recovery missions for a Mercury flight piloted by LCDR M. Scott Carpenter as well as the Cuban Missile Crisis (Cuban Quarantine operation)..." [11JAN2017]

GENNE, PO2 Joe joegenne@charter.net "...I was assigned to CASU-1 (based at NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii) on 28 July 1945. CASU-1 was disestablished on 1 October 1946 and redesignated as FASRON-11. LCDR Carlton B. Starkes was the Commanding Officer at that time. I was an Aviation Machinist Mate 2/C during that period and worked primaruly on the flight line. Coincidentaly, (at the request of my son), I have been scanning all of the photo negatives taken at tha time into my computer in order to preserve them as digital files. Probably have several hundred. Most of the aircraft we operated (F6F, SNJ, TBM, F7F, F4U, F2G2, SB2C, F4F, SC-1, and others). Many of the pilots (Henderson, Mills, Deiter, Treat, Tiernay, McGinnis, Fronzak, Harvey, Holman and of course many of my shipmates). Hell, most have probably "Gone West" by now, but maybe a few more of us are still hanging around..." [11NOV2003]

GENOVESE, Joe joegeno@optonline.net "...VQ-3 TACAMO IFT 78-82 Guam/Hawaii..." [28JUN2002]

GENSCH, AVCM Mike grynsch@verizon.net "...VP-65 AT3-AT2, Jun '78 - Oct '81, VP-66 AT1-ATC Aug '86 - Jan '91, VP-62 ATC-ATCS Jan '91 - Jun '94, VP-66 ATCS Jun '94 - Jun '96, and VP-64 ATCS-AVCM. I have been with VP-64 from JUN '96-Present..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated March 16MAR2010 | Updated 20MAR98]

GENTILE, Mike mjgentile@msn.com "...I served in VP-42 from 1959 to 1962. I did a tour in NS Sangley Point, Philippines in '59; then spent the rest of my enlistment at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I would love to hear from old Shipmates that were in VP-42 during this time..." [21OCT2001]

GENTRY, Jim gentryji@methodisthealth.org "...I served with VP-9 NAS Alameda, California from 1962-1965 starting out with the P2V's. We moved to NAS Moffett Field, California with our new P-3's. I will never forget the time that I served with this outfit. I am now sixty years old and still have the faces in my mind to this day of the guys that I served with. But most of all I remember the ones we lost. The four years that I served in the Navy was with VP-9. May the Golden Eagles always fly with Glory..." [23JUL2005]

GENUNG, Joe joel.genung@cox.net "...I served with VT-21 from November 1965 to July 1966 in the LCPO's office. While I was a raw recruit just out of boot. VT-21 was a great stopping off place to get my AFAM prior to A School NAS Memphis, Tennessee. A great squadron and a great group of Shipmates!..." [21JUL2004]

GEOFFRION, Rick viking@grnet.com "... NAS Misawa, Japan 1975-76, VP-10 1977-80, NAS Fallon 1980-82, NAS Bermuda 1983-86, and VA-176 1986-89..." [20AUG99]

GEOGHEGAN, Hope McEntire imhopetoo@gmail.com "...I served with VAW-120 (1983-1987). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [03JUN2013]

GEORGIN, ADJ2 Mick mickgeorgin@ec.rr.com "...I served with VP-724 in mid-late 1960's. I was a Plane Captain and had many memorable flights. Was recruited to VP-724 by Chief Jim Ross and outstanding individual! I was told I had more flight time than anyone else in the squadron, pilots included. I remember getting finished with a hop and there was another flight waiting for me to get on and be Plane Captain. Yes, we were short on personnel. But I Loved it! Nice trips to the Carribean, etc. Lot of great guys. Guess I was kinda looked up to, as I came from 4 years in the regular Navy and didn't really need to do more time. JusT enjoyed being around the AC. How many Plane Captains remember the expression "I got the pickle?" I built large giant scale radio controlled aircraft and would like to find giant scale plans of at least 100" Thanks for the memories!..." [30MAR2004]

GEORGE, AT2(AW) Amanda Elder Retired c9flier@earthlink.net "...Though I was only with VP-69 for two years (1992-1994) it will always be home. God Bless to all of my Shipmates I served with. Hope to hear from you soon!!!..." [18JUL98]

GEORGE, AMH3 Bill billg9949@gmail.com "...I served with VP-31 (1968-1969) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California..." [21MAR2014]

GEORGE, LTJG Chad E. georgechad@hotmail.com "...I am proudly serving with the Fighting Tigers of Patrol Squadron Eight. I am looking for one of my dad's old Shipmates. My father's name is CDR Dan A. GEORGE, USN (Ret). His Shipmate is ADM Wayne D. Bodenstiener, USN (Ret). They served together many years ago and I have been trying to find his location as a surprise for dad. They were both VS bubbas at the time. Any help would be great. Drop me a line if you know my dad or the ADM. Thanks a lot and Fly Navy..." [E-Mail Updated 02JAN2001 | 01SEP2000]

GEORGE, CDR Dan Retired c/o His Son LT Chad E. George georgechad@hotmail.com "...I'm posting this for my father, Dan George. He was in VS-33 in 1970-71. I'm sure he'd love to get in touch with some of his old Shipmates. Dad retired in '93 a CDR. Drop me a line if you know him. I will get you all in touch..." [E-Mail Updated 31JAN2001 | E-Mail Updated 02JAN2001 | 04OCT2000]

GEORGE, David P. dpg4274@aol.com "...I served with VR-21 from late 1967 to mid 1969, aboard C-118s. Many found memories of Shipmates and their antics. Think about them more often than used to. Guess that's part of getting older..." [10JUL2010]

GEORGE, David (Deceased) c/o His Daughter Diana Padgett hotwheels62@webtv.net "...My Dad served with VP-16 . He was killed Mishap July 27, 1965 at NAS Bermuda BUNO: 151380. I was wonderig how to a hold of his medical records relating to his death. His name is David George. Please if there is a way to get any info let me know. Thank you for taking the time to read this!..." [22JAN2003]

GEORGE, AE1 David Retired dgeorg14@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-4 from June 1977 to September 1982 and with VP-6 from December 1983 to December 1986. I would like to hear from Shipmates that I served with and swap sea stories with them..." [12JUN2000]

GEORGE, Joseph joegeorge@nc.rr.com "...I served with VP-26 from October 1950 to May 1954. We flew P2V-4's. We originally had PB4Y-2's and then we received our first P2V-1. We left NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in February 1952 to open NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [17JAN2009]

GEORGE, Ken conquestador@policeone.com "...I was a member of VP-90 from 1990-1993 coming from the active duty navy (WES PAC). I became an IFT on the Bravo's and loved it. My fondest memory was getting a call to fly on a thursday; we would leave friday and goto somewhere in the country for training hours and come back on sunday. Those little trips were great..." [17MAY2001]

GEORGE, Ray raygeorge5352@cs.com "...I along with LT Dewey served on the Pre-com and commissioning of the USS Albemarle (AV-5) in 1957. Enjoyed my tour even though the P6M program flopped . Prior to that I served 4 years in VS-32 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Flew the Turkey Bird (back-seat) and Ditched SR-17 with John Kneeland and LT BORS on May 1 1951..." [02AUG2001]

GERALDI, Dr. AT3 Vince v.geraldi@verizon.net "...I served with VP-56 (08/1956-11/1957) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I caught up to the squadron (with John Fugett) at NAF Naples, Italy. I became a member of Crew 5 as Radar/ASW Operator with "Stoney" Field (fastest radioman on the East coast), Big Willy Williams AD (Missouri) and Bad Ass Weber AO3 (California). LCDR Blumenthal was the boss of this great crew. Amassed nearly 600 hours of flight skins and left USN and NAS Norfolk, Virginia in November 1957. I'm sitting here with my cruise book looking at the pictures and remembering some great times with Shipmates Croushure, Accardo, Tedesco and Malloy, all from the Big Apple. Loved the P5M flying boats but wouldn't dare get on one now! Also, looking at the tribute to the four guys killed (November 11th, 1956) when the first boat taking off from the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal to return to the states creamed in with a crew from our sister squadron from Norfolk aboard. Would love to hear from anyone who shared the road in those days or knew any of my Shipmates back then. I am currently in contact with John FUGETT, Stoney FIELD, Harry CROUSHORE, Sam MAYS, Sal MANTINEO, Bill PAYNE, George REED, Tom SMITH and Jim LEWIS. Still looking for Williams, Webber, "Greek" Galowina, Tedesco, Malloy and any other Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03AUG2013 | 28APR2000]

GERCKEN, Richard Q. saratoga@whidbey.com "...I served with VS-33 as an officer and pilot from early 1966 till mid 1969. I started in the Operations Department keeping air navigation materials up to date in the leather bags and then served two years as the Communications Officer. You know, the guy who gets hanged if any CRIPTO material is lost. Nothing was ever lost but some was misplaced for awhile. I found it in the CO's flight suit hanging in the NAS Cubi Point, Philippines Quarters :-). My tour finished with the Red Shirts and I had some fun at last getting everyone qualifed at the shooting range. I separated with 1800 hours of flight time and over 100 carrier landings. And we had fun, fun, fun, until daddy took the T-bird away. Retired now after 30 years with United Airlines. The Navy got me started on a life in aviation and I never left it. I would repeat my service in the Navy in a heart beat..." [03FEB2004]

GERHAN, Chuck candpgerhan@mindspring.com "...I served with VP-18 from 1956 to 1959 and VP-26 from 1962 to 1965..." [21MAR2011]

GERHEIM, John W. jger120@aol.com "...ATN2 served with VP-23 from 1964-1965 primarily as ECM operator after being transferred from VQ-2 in NS Rota, Spain. Flew on skipper's crew with two other trons also named John. (John on radio nicknamed Gouge) Great to know where you are now located..." [07FEB99]

GERKE, Scott scoot2520@aol.com "...I was in VP-24 from 1977 to 1980 as an aircrew AO. I am still in the Reserves as an AO1 on the JFK. I would like to hear from anyone that was in VP-24 about the same time..." [27JUN99]

GERMAN, AZ2(AW) Charlie rgerman@cnetech.com "...I'm no longer in the military and I would very much like to find some old friends. What a great time I had in VP-19! There are a few people here in Lemoore, Ca. from VP-19 that would like to have a Reunion. I'd love to set one up. Was in VP-19 from 1989 until decom. Anyone interested please Email me. Do you think we could get the BIG RED BAND for entertainment????..." [09AUG98]

GEROW, Bill wgerow@aol.com "...I was the first Electrician to attend F/E training in the P-3A 1961, I served with VP-19 at that time. I transferred to VP-31, and served 4 years shore duty as a Flight Engineer Flight and ground instructor. I transferred toVP-40 and served one tour, including a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I would like to hear from any of my old Shipmates. Thanks..." [31JAN2000]

GEROW, AZ4 Chris gerow@us.ibm.com "...I served with VP-2 from early 1968 to 1969 when I discharged in October. I was an AZ4 (Julie/ECM) and flew with Crew 2, PPC was LCDR Overeem, Plane Captain was Max Lucero, and the Ordnance was Dale Vaughan. We were based in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and transpac'd twice - once to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, and the other to Tan Son Nuht A.B., Viet. We rotated between Vietnam and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. These were action packed times. We were alpha crew, and were the ready alert bird during the Pueblo incident and got launched. We flew 10 hours to NAS Iwakuni, Japan were we were briefed and 3 hours later were launched for another 8+ hours of patrol. Our JEZ operator earned his pay. I saw the posts from Larry Doyle and Dale Vaughan - brought back memories..." [29MAY2002]

GERRARD, CS3 Jim adirondackjim@roadrunner.com "...Myself and the late Paul F. DeMarco joined VP-7 a few weeks before we went to Japan. Coming off the USS Midway CVA 41 it was quite the experience for the both of us to have shore duty. We both were Commissarymen, Paul worked in the galley and I worked in the inflight kitchen when we were in Japan. After coming back to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island I was in the parachuse loft for a while. Later on I ran the coffee and donuts for the crew in the hangar. Some how the base found out that I was a commissaryman so it was back to the base bakery for me. Paul was already working there. We both enjoyed working there it was a lot easier there than the ship. We both were honorable discharged in January 1956. That ended our career of serving together from boot camp, USS Midway and VP-7..." [05MAY2010]

GERTZ, CAPTAIN Dwight Retired dgertz@babson.edu "...I served with VP-9 (AIO) from 1974 to 1978 and VP-92 from 1978 to 1980. Retired 1998 as Captain USNR. Eager to find VP-9 friends Bill Preston (Pilot) and Jay Skarzenski (NFO)..." [E-Mail Updated 10SEP2008 | E-Mail Updated 24JAN2000 | 13SEP98]

GETCHELL, Robert A. Retired bbg2@msn.com "...Hi fellow "Airdales." I'm a 20 year Navy retired guy. Some of my best times were spent aboard Neptunes. I transitioned to P-3 and it just wasn't the same. I served VP-7, VP-45, VP-5 from 1967 to 1973. I'd like to meet anyone who was at NAS Jacksonville, Florida during that time. I'd like any Reunion information as well. May God richly bless all of you for your dedicated service. Bravo-Zulu..." [07SEP2003]

GETZ, Mike rgetz6@excite.com "...My first sqadron was VP-67 in NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I was assigned to the Line crew, work center 300. I remember the day I met Jack Swan, he was an E5, my supervisor alng with Dirty Willie and my Duty section leader. I was later assigned to WC 120 wher I worked for Ray Dunovant..." [19SEP2005]

GEYER, Ron ronald.b.geyer@lmco.com "...I served as the Lockheed Representative with CPW-10 from 1980 to 1984, 1986 to 1993,and 1995 until leaving in Aug 03 to return to Lockheed and work on the replacement for our beloved P-3..." [24OCT2003]

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