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CLELLAND, LCDR Jack D. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=1811 "...LCDR Jack D. Clelland, USNR - NFL Number: 1811 - Date of Birth: 11/15/1922 - Date In: 6/24/1942 - Date Out: 10/15/1965 - City, State: Pensacola, FL - School Attended: Purdue University - Aircraft Flown: PV-1, PV-2, PBY-5, DC-6B, Boeing 720 Jet - Ship or Unit: VPB-148 1st Tour 8/1/1943, VPB-148 2nd Tour 1/1/1945 and Rocket Tr China Lake 1/1/1944 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane CDR - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: South Pacific WWII - Associations/Service Organizations: Amer.Inst.Aero/Astro Assn of Nav Aviation Inst. of Aeronautics Airline Pilots Assn. Kiwanas/Rotary/Elk - Highest personal decoration or award: Unit Citation - Significant Achievements: 12,000 Flight Hours. Aero. Engr. Boeing;Douglas/Capt.; UAL/Aero- space Engr.; Lockheed, WPAFB.Capt/ United Airlines. Mason;Volunteer American Red Cross. In Memoriam? No..." [11DEC2005]

GORDON, Douglas A. dndgordon@dc.rr.com "...I served with VP-143 and VP-148 (1945-1946) at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii as Master-At-Arms..." [22MAR2014]

Memorial Picture "...Shipmate Pix HELTON, William Allen...My father, William Allen Helton, died at age 79 in January 1997 from heart and lung complications. Dad served in the Navy from 1942 to 1972 with prior pilot experience. He now rests in Arlington Cemetery. Dad's flight logs show he served with VP-56 and VP-148...Wayne Helton wahelton@comcast.net..." [01NOV2007]

Memorial Picture "...HOLMES, LT(jg) Oliver Wendell "Ollie"...Shipmate Pix...My father, Oliver Wendell "Ollie" HOLMES, served with VPB-148 (1943-1946) at NAAS Vernalis, California, Russel Island, Munda, Emirau, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. I plan on placing a plaque at Mt. Soledad Memoria in his memory. I would like to share photographs, stories, etc. with former Shipmates and/or families..." Contributed by Kit Holmes kitholm@yahoo.com [19JAN2016]

KALMANSON, William Shipmate Pix...Circa 1944... c130manson@aol.com "...I flew in the PV-1 and PV-2 while serving in the Pacific from 1943 to 1946 while serving with VPB-148 and Hedron 200. They were great airplanes built by Lockheed..." WebSites: http://www.c130towbars.com/ and http://www.mansonaviation.com/ [WebSite Updated 26JAN2000 | 13APR98]

STANFORD, CDR Harry F. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=520 "...CDR Harry F. Stanford, USN - NFL Number: 520 - Date of Birth: 8/29/1919 - Date In: 4/18/1937 - Date Out: 10/1/1966 - City, State: Tucson, AZ - School Attended: Univ of California - Aircraft Flown: P-3B, PV-1, R5D, TF-1, F7F - Ship or Unit: VP-148, CO 2/1/1946 - FASRON-120, CO 2/1/1954 - USS Essex, Nav 6/1/1956 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Asiatic-Pac, Korea Associations/Service - Organizations: Assn of Nav Aviation Nav Av Museum Fdn AVCAD Organization - Highest personal decoration or award: Air Medals (4) - Significant Achievements: Destroyed Japanese bomber (Betty) in flight. Destroyed Jap. cargo ship (1200 tons). Awarded Govt. of China Distinguished Service Medal. In Memoriam? No ..." [28NOV2005]

TRAVERSONE, James c/o His Grand Daughter benjys_girl@yahoo.com "...Hello, my name is Amy Traversone and my grandpa, James Traversone, and I are currently looking for information regarding VPB-148. My grandpa served in the Navy from 1943-1946. We would like to get in touch with anyone regarding Reunions or information and pictures. James was a part of the flight crew of VPB-148..." [18AUG2000]

USTICK, CDR Perry W. Retired pustick@bellsouth.net "...I was the CO of VW-3 in 1959 to 1960 at Agana, Guam. I retired in 1964 as the director of Aeronautical Standards Group, Bureau of Naval Weapons, Wash. DC. Following retirement I was with American Cyanamide Corp. in Wayne, NJ from 1964 to 1979. I then retired to Gulf Breeze, FL where I am now teaching at the University of West Florida. My home address and phone is: Perry W. Ustick 228 Pine Tree Drive Gulf Breeze, Fl 32561 (850) 932-6979 home (850) 474-2552 office...After spending 1yr (11/22/41 to 11/30/42) aboard the U.S.S. Northampton CA-26 until she was sunk in a battle off Guadlcanal, the battle of Tassafaronga, qnd spending 4 months at Halavo Bay, Florida Ils in the VCS Detachtment (VS-64} cosisting of the surviving 'V' Division Pilots and crews from the U.S.S. New Orleans, Minniapolis, Pensacola and the HONOLULA, I was transitioned to a PV1 (Ventura) squadron VPB-144 in June 1943. A recurrence of the Malaria bug I acquired at Guadlcanal, kept me from deploying with VPB-144 and I later trained at Vernalis, California and deployed with VPB-148. We returned to the States in late November, 1944 after a tour in the Pacific operating out of Emiru, Island patrolling to TRUK Island, a Japanese stronghold. On returning to the States I assigned to NAS Alameda, California. Thus ended my combat deployment from Nov. 1941 (before Pearl Harbor} to 1944..." [BIO Updated 06JAN99 | 06JAN99]

WILSON, J. T. thomas45@gte.net "...Look forward to seeing you guys at the VPB-148 Reunion in San Antonio in October..." [01OCT2000]

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