VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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CASTRO, AE3 Leland H. lelandcastro64@att.net "...I served with VAH-8 (1965-12/1968) aboard the USS Midway (CV-41 - WesPac) (08/1965) and the USS Constellation (CV-64 - WesPac) (1966 and 1967) and VAW-13 (01/1968) aboard the USS Constellation (CV-64 - WesPac) (05/1968). I would like to hear from former Shipmates (especially AE Vincent P. KOHLER)..." [22OCT2013]

FREEMAN, LCDR John S. Retired starwood@rof.net "...First time I have seen the VP-49 Logo since I left the squadron in March of 1955! Memories abound re my very first sea duty in the USN, '52-'55, as a fresh-caught ATAN-to-AT2. Vividly remember the transition from PBM-5S2 to P5M-1, then -2. I retired from active duty as a NFO/LDO in '77...An ex-VP-type in '56, I joined VW-13 as a 1st Tech based at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Returned as ATC to VW-11 in '63, and commissioned LDO in Argentia later that year. Went off to become the last LDO to be designated an NFO. Served then in A3 types in VAH-8, VAH-10, and VQ-2. Retired in '77. Old Shipmates, get in touch..." [19JUN98]

Memorial Picture "...HAAS, AO Edward J...My Father, Edward J. Haas, passed away April 2004. Dad was an AO and was air crew in P2V aircraft based in Japan sometime between 1956-1959. I think that he was based out of NAS Atsugi, Japan or Youkouska. He was part of VAH-8 onboard the Midway for the 1959 to 1960 cruise. I don't know what squadron he was in but he had a jacket patch with a picture of a donkey on it and it read Fergie's Flying Jackasses. Dad never talked a lot about it and I was just wondering what his job might have been and what kind of guy he was then. I was a destroyer sailer and Dad always made sure that I knew that he was aircrew and NOT ships crew. If anybody knew him I would be grateful for anything that you could tell me. Daniel J. Haas xkw648@yahoo.com..." [20MAR2008]

HORNE, Seldon Jay "Chuck" thorne@optidynamic.com "...I served with VP-16, VP-28, VAH-8 and VAH-2. I am looking for Micheal Rafferty, Selfe and Lord from Florida..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 23AUG2006 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 24JAN2000 | 16MAR99]

KING, AT1 Jack G. Retired 303 S Du Quoin St Benton, IL 62812-1460 "...I served with VP-661 from 1952 to 1953. VP-661 was redesignated VP-56 early 1953. I went USN VP-661 was a reserve squadron at NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C.. I was an AL in 1946 with ATU-10 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VR-22 from 1961 to 1962, VAH-3, VAH-6, VAH-8 NAS Sanford, Florida, OS2U Squadron 7 NAS Pensacola, Florida in 1945, VC-33 from July 1953 to February 1955, VS-27 from 1957 to 1961 got manny hrs R4D8 and 5 at Oceana (was there 50-51-63-64), flew much hrs UF1 NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1955 to 1956. Did some ferry VRF31 also flew radio on B17 Johnsville development center between VC-33 and back to NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey. We had infra-red aboard plane at develop stage..." [12MAY2004]

MORRIS, AMH3 John K. johnmorris008@comcast.net "...I served with VAH-8 in 1961 attached to the USS Midway (CV-41), VP-4 from 1962 to 1963 at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (Crew 4) and VP-48 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California before transpacking to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I worked for Chief Papasan, Dunphy and Thomas in the Air Frames Shop. I was the tall red headed pool player. I was discharged in 1964, after 4 years...." [BIO Updated 13SEP2009 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 20MAR2009 | 28SEP2002]

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