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Note NOTICE: "...Lawrence (Larry) Wrenn - When my father died, I never got to really talk to him about his time in the Navy. Iím hoping someone out there knows someone who could maybe tell me some stories and share some memories of my dad. My father Lawrence (Larry) Wrenn served from September 20,1967 until September 17, 1971 out of VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I really hope some how I can make a connection to someone who served with him..." Contributed by Rob Wrenn spnish17@yahoo.com [08JUL2021]

Note NOTICE: "...I am trying to help a former VP-11 Black Cat (AOM3 Dallas Harding Jones) member from WWII, whose awards from the Pacific were never presented, although his Atlantic theater awards were given. He was assigned to VP-11 during Pearl Harbor. I have a lot of information verifying this and I have his pilotís flight log, but I am trying to place him as part of the PBY crew and that pilot (LT George Albert Enloe). Any crew logs out there?..." Contributed by John Elskamp - Executive Director - Veterans' Legacy Foundation acjohn103@charter.net [14AUG2015]

Note NOTICE: "...70th Anniversary of the Attack on NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii - I am looking for survivors or family members of CPW-1, VP-11, VP-12, VP-14 and NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii who can share what happened that day at Kaneohe Bay. A remembrance ceremony is scheduled for 7 December 2011 at the site of the atttack followed by a wreath laying at the Klipper Memorial near the base flag pole. We would love to have survivors and/or family members attend..." Contributed by Maggie Gaukler klipper41@hotmail.com [02AUG2011]

Note NOTICE: "...I would like to buy a VP-11 squadron Patch. Please let me know if you have one or know someone selling one. Thanks..." Contributed by BABCOX, NC1(AW/NAC) Robert Retired bobnancybabcox@aol.com [09NOV2008]

Note NOTICE: "...I need a VP-11 Pony Patch circa 1989 -1992. Anyone please help..." Contributed by GOWEN, AMHAN Joe ruhye@sbcglobal.net [25JUL2007]

Note NOTICE: "...VP-11, Tony the Pony, had a song about them. It begins We're Lovin 11, We fly P-3C's, Over the ocean & over the seas, Avoidling detected, la la la la, We're Lovin 11, We fly P-33C's. Does anyone know any more lines?...Gail Smith gail@smithjk.net..." [10NOV2006]

Note NOTICE: "...Navy Establishing Augment Units For All FRS's Including VP-30..." Contributed by LCDR Robert J. Cable cablerj@vp30.navy.mil [03DEC2003]

VP-30 SAU The Navy is scheduling the establishment of a Squadron Augment Unit (SAU) attached to VP-30 for 1 October, 2004. Final numbers have yet to be released, but the SAU is likely to total near 150 personnel composed of Officer and Enlisted instructors and maintenance personnel. The SAU has begun recruiting the advance party of 20 maintainers in the AD, AE, AT, AM, and AME rates. If you are interested in serving as a Selected Reservist in VP-30 SAU, have P-3 NEC's and P-3 experience within the last 6 years, and are within drilling distance of NAS Jacksonville, Florida, please call Naval Reserve Recruiting Area SE at 904-542-3320 ext 490 or the SAU OIC at 904-542-0990.

AD - Aviation Machinist's Mate    AE - Aviation Electrician's Mate    AT - Aviation Electronics Technician    AM - Aviation Structural Mechanic

Note NOTICE: "...I served with VP-11 from 1987-1989. I would love to find a VP-11 patch from that time. If anyone can help me, please let me know. Thank you. Steve Stevenson rnr_slickster@hotmail.com..." [09APR2003]

Note NOTICE: "...A Memorial is being established at Crawley Bay in Perth in commemoration of Naval operations during World War II. We are interested in communicating with any and all Shipmates attached to: CPW-10, FAW-10, VP-11, VP-33, VP-34, VP-52, and VP-102. Please contact Jim Eftos jimef@dcd.wa.gov.au. Thanks you..." [19FEB2003]

Note NOTICE: "...To Whom It May Concern: I am currently researching a documentary for Discovery Channel USA about a Soviet Hotel Class submarine called K-19. Our film focuses on a major accident aboard K-19 on 4 July 1961, where its nuclear reactor malfunctions and eight crew die while attempting to rig an emergency cooling device. The crew saved the ship from sinking, but radiation damage was irreparable. K-19 had to be towed back on the surface over the course of several days from the accident site southeast of Jan Mayen Island to its base on the Kola Peninsula. K-19, the lead ship of the Soviet Navy's first line of SSBN's, was then on its first combat-ready patrol as part of a larger Soviet naval exercise in the Norwegian Sea code named Arctic Circle. The accident took place during the height of the Berlin Crisis, a situation which had the Cold War superpowers considering options of nuclear war. In speaking with various US Navy Admirals, Commanders and ONI Officers who remember (however vaguely) this event, I have frequently been referred to US military posts in Iceland as a point of contact. Captain Joseph F. Bouchard, Commander of Naval Base Norfolk and author of an extensive book on the Navy's involvement in various crises over the past 40 years, suggested that VP-10, VP-11, VP-21, VP-23 or VP-26 might have been deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland at this point in time. To lend our film historic and contextual authenticity, we would very much like to speak with any personel who were on duty in Iceland in 1961, specifically during the summer months. We are also very eager to find photographs of this incident, as they have proven so far to be impossible to locate. What I have been told regarding American response to the K-19 incident is that a P2V Neptune would have been sent out to photograph the submarine, and that bases in Iceland would have been the origins for such an operation. If anyone feels they can direct us to any resources or people that might be able to assist us in our search, I would very much appreciate it. Kind regards, Robin Waite, Head Researcher. CineNova Productions Inc., 468 King St. West, Toronto, ON, Canada, M5V 1L8. Phone: 416-363-2600...Robin Waite rwaite@cinenova.net..." [06APR2002]

UPDATE "...our film about K-19, the Soviet SSBN, will be broadcast on Discovery Channel tomorrow evening Thursday July 25th. It's titled: "K-19: Doomsday Submarine"... Robin Waite rwaite@cinenova.net..." [24JUL2002]

UPDATE "...I have already spoken today with a former VP pilot who remembers being briefed about the incident. Finding these little anecdotes is very helpful for our production - the incident was so long ago, even the fact that someone remembers it is significant! To those interested, our film will be airing on Discovery Channel USA in the summer of this year. Thanks! Robin Waite rwaite@cinenova.net..." [09APR2002]

Note NOTICE: "...Dear friends. Hi there, my name is Jan-Olov and I live in Sweden and I would like to get as much information I can get about VP-11, VP-33 and VP-91 during WWII. I would also like all the information I get about Lt Cdr Anderson from VP-33 as Iīm planning to build his Black Cat(s) that he flew when he sank two destroyers and later when he sank a 10,500 ton tanker. I would also very much like to get in contact with anyone who flew or crewed the wonderful black cats in the pacific. Have a really nice day and take care everyone. Yours very truly Jan-Olov...Jan-Olov black.knight@telia.com..." [15JAN2000]

Note NOTICE: "...Art Chadwick (my Dad) served with VP-11 flying P2V's from 1958 to 1963. I was hoping somebody out there remembers him and/or flew with him. I know little about this part of his life and I would love to hear from anybody who has any memories and/or stories about him they could share with me. Thanks!...Jeff Chadwick jchad@frontiernet.net..." [17AUG2004]

Note NOTICE: "...I'm speech writer for a 3-star Admiral who will soon be retiring Captain Gavin D. Lowder. Captain Lowder served in VP-11 from 1974-1978 timeframe in NAS Brunswick, Maine deploying to NS Rota, Spain, the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and NAS Bermuda as NFO Training Officer. He served with CPW-5 in the late 1982 timeframe as Weapons Training Officer and Force Training Officer, joining VP-10 in September 1985. I'd like to hear from anyone who knew and served with him...Kea Hessler k-kea.hessler@cnet.navy.mil..." [11JUN2003]

Note NOTICE: "...I am looking for my father Robert Harold Carmichael. His family including his sister, has been looking for him for several years. Here is some approximate information as I can recall: Robert H. Carmichael was stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1974-1977(?) with VP-11. I remember his nickname was "Fuzzy" on account for his beard. He was stationed at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from approximately 1977 until 1979. He may have made 1st class at this posting. He spent some time in NAS Memphis, Tennessee for training in 1980 and then was stationed at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. He was stationed on the USS Saipan and the USS Inchon. He was also stationed at NAS Oceana I believe. He made Chief during this time frame, and his last duty station was Willow Grove Pennsylvania. He served as Command Master Chief in 1989-1992(?) He retired as a Command Master Chief. I don't know where his retirement ceremony was held. If there is anyone out there that has any information regarding my father and his whereabouts could you please contact me. He may have been last seen in Chesapeake, Virginia or Virginia Beach/Norfolk area. I appreciate any assistance!...Heather A. McCallum stinsongroup@msn.com..." [06MAY2003]

Note NOTICE: "...I served with VP-11 from 1952 to 1954 and am looking for Richard (Red) Monahan who also served with me at that time...JEWETT, YN3 Bob abblou@earthlink.net..." [28NOV2002]

Note NOTICE: "...I am looking for Dewey Nelson who I believe served in Topsham Maine with VP-11 but not sure. My father, Glenn "Marty" Martinsen and him were good friends. Thank you for any help you can provide...Tracy Williams (Martinsen) indianastate@mindspring.com..." [24SEP2002]

Note NOTICE: "...Looking for information on a pilot, assigned to VP-6F from at least Jun 15, 1937 to March 1938 flying PBYs. I am fairly sure that the unit was at that time assigned to Hawaii. I am doing genealogy of the Offutt Family and would like to identify this person in my research, as well as find out if he served into WWII. Any help appreciated...David Offutt rcimt@aol.com..." [23JUL2002]

Note NOTICE: "...The Silver Eagles Association of Navy Avition Pilots is looking for information on a Mario T. Sireci, who may have been an NAP. Information states he was in VP-11 at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii during the attack on December 7, 1941. If any of you old VP'ers from that era can help us, please send the info to me. Thank you...Bob Buchal rjbuchal@aol.com..." [04MAY2002]

Note NOTICE: "...I was in VP-11 from 83 to 86. I would like to place a notice looking for these other AWS. Mike Doherty, Wally Waldron, Dave Gehrum, Al Hogan, IS Ira Ashkenes, Greg Phillips, Bob Lewis, Karl Eichhorn, Russ Magee, G.Chenoweth, Steve Dooling, and AW Schlieker. I am also looking for anyone on CAC-11 during that time frame. Thanks much. Thomas Werenski hvan184@msn.com..." [22FEB2001]

Note NOTICE: "...I am looking for AT-2 Mitchell Smyk from Orlando. He served with VP-11 from 1953 to 1955...Ken Deicher kdeicher@danet.com..." [11APR2000]

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