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BERGEMANN, Lorin "...VP-112 Mr. Lorin Bergemann, RR 2, Good Thunder, MN 56037, 507-278-3275..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

COLEMAN, George Lee Sr. celler2@cox.net "...I served in WWII in ETO with VPB-112 as a tail gunner on a Navy B-24, flying antisub patrol and convoy duty for American ships. It would be great to hear from someone in the 112th! I am from Scotland Neck, N.C. but am currently living in Fredericksburg, Va. I found this website because I, too, am trying to recall the lyrics to Sky Anchors Aweigh! (My daughter thinks there are probably no specific lyrics; they were improvised to suit the occasion!)..." [05AUG2010]

CRANE, Elihu M. jecrane@earthlink.net "...Looking for any members of VPB Squadron 105 stationed in Dunkeswell, England between June 1, 1944 and Dec, 1944; also VPB-112 in Port Lyautey, Fr. Morocco from Nov 7, 1943 to April 1944..." [02JUN98]

DAVIS, ARM1 Jack H. betncats@aol.com "...I served in VP-112 Crew 26 as ARM 1st class. We deployed to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco and Upottery, England..." [29AUG2002]

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]

HAUS, Charles N. scudrunner63@yahoo.com "...I became a Naval Aviator in 1941 and my first tour was in PBM-3's with VP-203 under Captain John Gannon and Jim Reedy. We were based in NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and NAS Trinidad, British West Indies. I then was transferred to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and AirAsDevLant which was an anti-submarine testing squadron. We developed rockets, search lights and even worked on the "yahoodi" project with a TBM. I then was transferred to VB-112 and upon wars end joined VB-114 in the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. I retired from Braniff Airways after 35 years and now instruct pilots for Flight Safety Boeing. I am looking for information on Lance Murphy..." [BIO Updated 12JAN2014 | E-Mail Updated 17NOV2012 | 24JUN2000]

HENRY, James mayerchas@insightbb.com "...I served with VPB-105 and VPB-112. I am currently living in Louisville and look forward to hearing from former Shipmates..." [29JUN2003]

HUDSON, James D. c/o his son Steve Hudson hudson@greencafe.com "...I am writing for my father, James D. Hudson of Hemet, CA, who is looking for any of the men who may have served with him in VPB-112 from 1943-45. He was an Aviation Machinist's Mate 2/c who served as Ground Crew Plane Captain and tail gunner aboard a PB4Y-1 designated "K 90" flying anti-submarine patrols out of Port Lyautey, French Morocco and, later, Dunkeswell, England. The squadron skipper was Capt. Paranak. He would be delighted to hear from any of his crew or squadron mates, especially a sailor from Philadelphia named "Swag" Swaghoffer, his "best buddy."..." [31JUL99]

MARRS, K. Ray raymarrs@hit.net "...Following my graduation from flight school at NAS Pensacola, Florida I reported to NAS Jacksonville, Florida for PBY Operational training. I then made the transition to PB4Y-1 at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. I joined a flight crew with PPC LT John E. Stevenson in command. My classmate ENSIGN Alan Ray Larson and were assigned as Co-Pilot/Navigators. AMMC L. R. Thurston (Plane Captain) and ARM3 G. S. Bradford (Radio). Other crew members were AMM3 S. E. Northrup, AOM2 R. L Packard, ARM3 J. Haggerty, ARM3 C.C. Miller, S1 R. D. Ricard and ARM3 W. R. Thomas. In October 1943 we flew a new Ford built B-24J (PB4Y-1 Liberator) to North Africa via the southern ATC route and joined VPB-112 at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. We operated out of there, the Rock of Gibraltar and Agidar. On 13JAN45 VPB-112 started their transfer of planes and equipment to Upottery, County Devon, England. My crew was in the first group to make the transfer and landed during the worst snowstorm of the century. We joined FAW-7 at that point and served until the war ended in Europe. My crew flew 27 missions and I had about 600 hours in the PB4Y-1. Flying Anti-Sub Patrols was hours and hours of pure boredom interjected with brief moments of shear terror! Just wondering if any crew members are still around. My book I Was There When the World Stood Still tells the story of our adventure..." [BIO Updated 26MAY2009 | 28MAR98]

PARRIS, Frank franknnell@aol.com "...I was stationed at Opama, Japan FASRON-11 from 1952 to 1953. I would like to hear from anyone that was there during this time..." [19MAR2000]

PARRISH, LCDR James A. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=2917 "...LCDR James A. Parrish, USNR - NFL Number: 2917 - Date of Birth: 4/29/1918 - Date In: 3/1/1942 - Date Out: 5/27/1955 - City, State: Merrick, NY - School Attended: Univ. of Missouri - Aircraft Flown: PBY-5/5A, PBM-1/3C, PB4Y-1/2 - Ship or Unit: Anti Sub Patrol - VP-112 - VP-202 - Pilot Desg.: Naval Aviator - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: North Africa - Associations/Service Organizations: FAW-12 - FAW-7 - Highest personal decoration or award: Air Medal Gold Star - Significant Achievements: Assisted in two sub kills. Logged 845 hours in PBMs, logged 2,062 hours in PB4Ys. Served with VP-112 in N. Africa & England. VP-202 NAS Key West, Florida. In Memoriam? No..." [25NOV2005]

RICARD, AMM3 Raoul O. c/o His Son Al ahricard@charter.net Shipmate Pix Circa June 1944 "...My Father, AMM3 Raoul O. RICARD, served with VP-112 as tail gunner in a B-24J..." [E-Mail Updated 23JUN2009 | E-Mail Updated 15FEB2003 | 10JUL98]

Memorial Picture "...SARNACKI, Vincent F...In today's (11-12-01) edition of the Albany (NY) Times Union an obituary for Vincent F. Sarnacki was published. According to the obituary, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943 and was an Air Crewman serving with VPB-112 and VPB-114, participating in anti-submarine missions over the North Atlantic during WWII..." Contributed by Frederick R. Miller, PH1, USN Retired joker528@nycap.rr.com [16NOV2001]

SHUART, AT1 Jerry M. c/o his son David R. Shuart d16940shua@aol.com "...My father AT1 Jerry M. Shuart served from 1947 to 1968 in various squadrons. VP-112 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VP-9 Cecil Field, VP-32 NAS Norfolk, Virginia, VP-176 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-109 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-6 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VP-10 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and VP-9 Sanford, Fl. If you know him please let me know..." [20APR99]

SWANSON, David L. dls1924@aol.com "...I was a pilot with VB-112 (Africa/England 1944/1945) and VPB-892 (Japan 1950/1951)..." [E-Mail Updated 11OCT2003 | 07OCT99]

VanHOOK, Lyle (Van) vanhookl@hsnp.com "...I was a Plane Captain on Crew #9 in VB-112 from date of Commissioning until until March of 1944. At that time our crew (pilot Lt. Richard Trum) were transferred to Dunksell, County Devon, England and became Crew #11 in VB-103. Would like to hear from anyof those crews or others of those squadrons..." [16APR99]

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