VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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AMOR, Raymond C. elicip1@verizon.net "...I served flew (PPC) with VP-3 and VAH-1 with a deployment aboard USS Forrestal (CVA-59) in 1957..." [18DEC2012]

Memorial Picture "...FROHNE, CDR Charles T...Dad's first squadron was VP-8 in 1942, and later served in a test unit for Fleet Evaluation of the PV-2 Harpoon. He served with VB-00 in the Hawaiian area, and VPB-133 in the Marshalls where he saw combat action at Wake, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. Total of 162 successful combat missions. In 1948 he served as maintenance officer with VP-4 flying the P2V in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, NAS Kodiak, Alaska, and NAS Adak, Alaska In 1954 he joined VC-8 flying the AJ-1 Savage and then was appointed as Executive Officer of the newly formed VAH-1 flying the A3D in 1955. In 1959 he assumed command of VAP-62 and began the transition of AJ-1's to the A3D-2P. He was KIA aboard the USS Saratoga on July 29, 1960...C. Thomas Frohne t@frohne.com..." [BIO Updated 31DEC2006 | E-Mail Updated 05JUN2006 | 21JAN2001]

HAFT, ADJ3 Philip navymancv59@aol.com "...I served with VAH-1 (1956-1957) with a deployment aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59)..." [06AUG2015]

HUBER, Charles cerebralhush@gmail.com "...I joined the "old" VC-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 1955, deploying to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco and Coral Sea as AT-2, then AQ-2, maintaining the CP-66 computers of the AN/ASB system in the AJ Savages. Returned with VC-8 to Sanford until VAH-1 was formed. Moved to NAS Jacksonville, Florida with VAH-1 until re-enlistment in 1957. Instructor as PT1 at Fleet Air Intelligence Training Center in NAS Norfolk, Virginia until 1960. VQ-2, NS Rota, Spain 1960 to 1963 as mission planner/intel. analyst (PT1). Transferred into FASRON-109 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from VAH-1 in August 1957. I had been a student at Fleet Air Intelligence Training Center in NAS Norfolk, Virginia when VAH-1 deployed, stayed in FASRON-109 until re-enlistment as AQ2 in October 1957. Made PT1 a few months later and returned to FAITC as instructor. VQ-2 in NS Rota, Spain as mission planner/intel. analyst from 1960 to 1963..." [E-Mail Updated 20MAR2014 | 27NOV2001]

HEATH, Leroy c/o His Daughter Mary Joe Heath jozee@san.rr.com "...I am pretty sure that my dad was in VAH-1 in the late 1950's. I know that we still have a patch of that tiger smoking the cigar. His name is Leroy Heath. He flew heavy attack A3's. His 80th birthday is next week...November 20th. I remember him as my young aviator dad, coming home from deployments with gifts, or working out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and Sanford. Please send stories that I can share at his birthday. He is still the "hot dog" that he always thought he was. Thanks, Leroy daughter #3, kid #4 (out of 7)..." [03NOV2002]

KIDD, John kiddjohn@att.net "...I served with VAH-1 in 1958..." [06OCT2009]

MOELLER, AE Norbert (Moe) slomoetion@webtv.com "...I served in VAH-1 in nas NAS Jacksonville, Florida and Sanford, FL 1955 to 1959 AE and would respond to former Shipmates. Also wondering when or where the Reunion is ? Kluksdahl got in touch with me but I haven't been able to reconnect with him . Thanks (slomoe)..." [29MAY2001]

MURNANE, Ed MURNANEED@AOL.COM "...I was a brand new Ensign assigned to VP-3 in 1953. We served in NAS Keflavik, Iceland and Greenland in 1954 and 1955. We left a crew in a Glacier in Iceland in 1954 that emerged in a farmer's field around 1978. We later became VAH-1. I'd love to get in touch with anyfrom from VP-3 during that period. I saw Neil Nokes name in the VAH-1 portfolio. I remember him well. There must be others!..." [03NOV99]

NEIGHBORS, CPO Russell Retired RNeighVAH-1@aol.com "...I was assigned to VP-3 in 1954 made the last deployment with P2V5 and 5FS, returned to NAS Jacksonville, Florida where we decommissioned VP-3 and buried the Huskie. Commissioned VAH-1. I have the distinction of having the largest gas bill in VP-3 history. In route up the Hudson Straits we encountered a strong headwind running low on fuel we diverted to Royal Candian Air Force Base Frovisher Can. While refueling the aircraft having taken on 12,000 gallons plus fuel the driver wanted to know if we had cash money,I said no we pay by voucher he shut the truck off and said we don't take vouchers. He said the gas was flown in 55 gallon drum and he would have to pump it out. After a long deliberation by the Plane Commander with the base Commander they accepted the voucher for $9,000.00 plus dollars. That gas was $7.00 per gallon. We may still owe for that gasoline. On returning to NAS Jacksonville, Florida we switched to heavy attack A3D's..." [05AUG2000]

NOKES, CDR Neil Retired nokesneil@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-3 from 1953 to 1955, VAH-1 from 1955 to 1956 (A/C P2V-3/5F, F2H and A-1), NAVSCH Pre-Flight from 1956 to 1960 (A/C T-28, T2V, TV2 SNB), VP-11 from 1960 to 1962 (A/C P2V-7), USS Essex (CVS-9) from 1962 to 1964 (Catapult Officer - A/C C1A), FLT Test from 1964 to 1967 (Catapult Officer/Project pilot A/C C1, A4, A6, F8, F4, S2 and EA6), VC-4 DET NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida from 1967 to 1969 (O-in-C - A/C F8, US2B; 69-71 DEFENSE ATTACHE, Liberia, A/C C47) and NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1972 to 1977..." [E-Mail Updated 08JAN2009 | 30AUG99]

O'BRIEN, Edward F. edwardfobrien@hotmail.com "...I served with VAH-1 NAS Sanford, Florida from 1961 to 1965. I am attempting to contact any one who served in this squadron during this period of time. Please drop a note and and lets catch up on old times..." [10MAY2004]

WEIGHTMAN, Everett "Whitey" tymbergreen@bellsouth.net "...I served with VAH-1 (Electronics) and aboard the USS Independence (CVA-62)..." [09NOV2011]

WILLIAMS, Don L. Donald.Williams@jbosc.ksc.nasa.gov "...I'm interest in VAH-1 patches and coffee mug. I was with the squadron from 1961-1965..." [18JUN2001]

ZIMMERMAN, Jim orwinjim@aol.com "...Would like to hear from members of Crew 4 VP-17 70-74. Shire, Murphy, Nickleson, Moran, Demsphy, Thompson, Stagner. I served in VT-2, VT-3, VT-6, METG 6 VAH-1, RVAH-1 and finally I got it right, VP-17, VP-1, VP-6, CPW-2 and finally VP-1..." [24OCT2000]

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