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Memorial PictureShipmate Pix "...F1C Abraham "Berney" Albert...passed away on December 1,2011 at age 93. He was a plankowner on the USS Currituck (AV-7) and served aboard from 1944-46. He was an active USS Currituck (AV-7) association member. Dad was honored with a Naval Honor Guard at his funeral. Anchors aweigh Dad..." Contributed by Joel Albert j.h.albert@comcast.net [08DEC2011]

ALBERT, FR1 Abraham "Berney" c/o Joel Albert Shipmate Pix j.h.albert@comcast.net "...My father, Abraham "Berney" Albert, served aboard the USS Currituck (AV-7) from its commissioning (plankowner) and occupation in China and Korea. Dad would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [PIX Updated 17MAR2011 | 16MAR2011]

BAYLIFF, Max MaxEnBettyB@aol.com "...I was an aviation electronics technician aboard the USS Currituck II (AV-7)from July 1951 to April 1953. I would like to get in touch with any former Shipmates and friends..." [21OCT2001]

DEWEY, William E. wedewey@aol.com "...I was aboard the USS Currituck (AV-7) for precommissioning and commissioning in October ,1957 with Capt. William Dean. I served under Capt. Charles Minter and Capt. Vincent de Poix. (Both Captains later became Vice Admirals). I have some great memories of being the OOD entering and leaving Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and the cruise up the St. Lawrence Seaway..." [11MAR2001]

EAKIN, Steve R. steve.sseakin@oigp.net "...I joined the U.S.Navy on 6 June 1959 and was assigned to VP-775 [Reserve], NAS Los Alamitos, California. After completing a combination boot camp / air crew 85 day school in the summer of 1959 I returned to VP-775 as ECM/MAD operator in crew 5. I stayed in the squadron until it was decommissioned on 31 December 1961. I was then transferred to VP-772 and remained until going on active duty on 20 June 1962. My active duty was aboard the large Seaplane Tender USS Currituck (AV-7). I sreved as Admirals Driver for Commander FAW-1, who was at that time Rear Admiral Robert Anthony Macpherson, his Chief of Staff was Captain Minton. Admiral Macpherson was also Commander Patrol Force Seventh Fleet, Commander Tiawan Patrol Force and Commander Task Force 72.5. VP-775 flew P2V-5f's. I just finished a history of the USS Currituck (AV-7) which is 90 page in length with 55 photos..." [E-Mail Updated 19AUG2007 | E-Mail Updated 08NOV99 | 05OCT98]

EMERY, RM2 James R. kg9pt@yahoo.com "...I served on the "Flying Goose" USS Currituck II (AV-7) from the time it was commissioned as a RM2/C. I wss transferred to Admiral Wagner's staff and moved ashore at NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." [03DEC2003]

FUQUAY, AZ3 Tom twfuquay@gmail.com "...I served aboard the USS Currituck (AV-7) from 1965 to 1966. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [18JAN2008]

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]

GOOD, Nathan kc5vlf@hotmail.com "...Was on board the USS Currituck II (AV-7) late 1960 to mid 1963. Refueling and PSB coxswain. Many fine memories. Thanks..." [08DEC2001]

GOUMALATSOS, Michael c/o His Son Steven Goumas RAMM@S-WAY.COM "...My Father served aboard the USS Currituck (AV-7) during Project Crossroads July 1946. He would like to contact Shipmates or their families..." [24FEB2001]

GROVES, SM1 Charles (Chuck) groves@wans.net "...I served on the USS Currituck II (AV-7) from May 1960 through November 1966 from SM3 to SM1 Division LPO. We worked with the P5M Martin Marlins. They Flew out of Sea Dromes we laid in Buckner Bay, Okinawa and also out of NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I also remember us laying a Sea drome for them at Con Son Island, RVN. We operated out of there for 30 days flying Market Time patrols. The USS Currituck II (AV-7) also supported a group of CG Point Class Cutters while we were there. Captain Crowe was one of the USS Currituck II (AV-7) skippers I had served under, no finer leader have I ever met. He went on to become VP-5's (I think) CO and made sure the P5's brought us cases of beer when we were at Con Son during Operation Market Time...." [06JUL2004]

JOHNSTON, Billy G. billygenej@yahoo.com "...I served aboard the USS Currituck (AV-7) (1963). I am looking for Johnny Woody..." [02FEB2014]

Memorial Picture "...KEITH, PhM Ellis...My Father, Ellis Keith, was a Pharmacist Mate during WWII, and flew on PBY's from the USS Tangier (AV-8), while she was in New Guinea, 1944, and USS Currituck (AV-7), during the Philipenes Invasion. I have had no success at finding out what squadrons were attatched to these two ships during 1944. Dad passed away in May 1956, of liver problems contracted while he served in the SW Pacific, and also had severe Battle Fatigue, or PTSD as us Nam Vets call it. Since I was only 8 years old when he passed on, I never really got to know much about him, and my Mother never talked about his wartime experiences. Any assistance would be of great help. If you also know of anyone that flew with these squadrons, I would appreciate being put in contact with them. Sincerely, Kenneth Keith delta_snipe@yahoo.com..." [01OCT2009]

KNUDSEN, AMCS Robert E. Retired robert.e.knudsen@navy.mil "...I served with VP-42 (P5Ms) from August 1955 to October 1959 and in USS Currituck II (AV-7) from January 1963 to May 1965. Would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 07OCT2005 | 24JAN2002]

LINEBAUGH, Dale dlinebaugh@risecom.net "...I served aboard the USS Currituck II (AV-7) as a radar operator from 1960 to Jan 1964. I would be interested in hearing from Shipmates from that time period..." [11NOV2003]

LIPOT, SM2 John tugcaptain@donet.com "...I served aboard the USS Currituck II (AV-7) as a Signalman SM2 from 1960 to 1962. Lots of sealanes and flight ops. TDY My Tho Vnam on photo recon. Good memories and lasting friendships..." [BIO Updated 02DEC2007 | E-Mail Updated 31MAR2006 | 05JUL2004]

PAZ, PH Humberto Jovita "Hugh" pazonehugezap@att.net "...I served as a PH aboard NAS Attu, Alaska (1962), NAS Los Alamitos, California, NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. (Photo-Science Lab), USS Currituck (AV-7) and NAF Washington, D.C. (1968)..." [13FEB2013]

SCHULLER, ADR1 sammax098@aol.com "...Served aboard the USS Currituck from 1962 to 1963..." [11JUN2001]

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