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ALLEN, Joe W. jallen78@bellsouth.net "...I began my Naval career in June, 1955. My first VP tour was with VP-31 San Diego, CA as a student Radioman in the P5M Marlin. Next came VP-47, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. We made a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines 1964 - 1965. This was truly an exciting tour. Remember Marie "T"s, Sonny's and San Miguel beer. I was sidetracked for 1965-1968 by Instructor Duty with NAMTRAGRU Det 1015 NAS Lemoore, California. I was one of the original new rate "AW"s changing from ATC to AWC in 1968. Soon after I received orders to VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California. This was the beginning of a very colorful and rewarding career. I served in VP-19 from 1968-1975 with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska; NAS Iwakuni, Japan; NAS Cubi Point, Philippines; Naha, Okinawa; NAS Cubi Point, Philippines again with detachments to NSF Diego Garcia and Utapao, Thailand. VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1975-1978; VP-8 NAS Brunswick, Maine 1978-1981; FASOTRAGRULANT Det. NAS Brunswick, Maine 1981-1984, rounded out my Navy career. I retired in 1984 and returned to my home state of LA. Great career, too many unforgetable Shipmates to mention and a lifetime of great memories I wouldn't trade for anything..." [12JAN2000]

ALLISON, AMM Robert S. (Bob) c/o His Daughter Katy Allison texas64@netscape.net "...My father, AMM Robert S. (Bob) Allison, served in VP-19 (VPB-19) from 1942 to 1946. I have a photo of his crew taken at NAS Alameda, California in 1943 that includes my father and LT(jg) A.L. Macauley, ENS N.H. McDade, as well as others identified only by last names: Baxter, Jenson, Sunquist, Mullens, Scribner, Clark, Widener, and Mizenko; will try to post this photo. I also have my father's Aviators Flight Log Book listing nearly 150 flights from March 1944 to July 1945, mostly in the PBM-3D. Patrols appear to be mostly from Eniwetok and Saipan and include missions over then-Japanese held Wake and Ponape islands, and in March 1945 over Chichi Jima and to within 100 miles of the Japanese coast. VPB-19 won a Unit Citation for operating from an open roadstead off Iwo Jima in March 1945, and the first use of JATO in a combat area. We also have an address from the Captain of USS Hamlin (AV-15) dated 18 Feb 45 (the day before the landings at Iwo). The Hamlin, in conjuction with Seaplane Tenders USS Chincoteague (AVP-24) and USS Williamson (AVP-15) (Picture), was to establish a seadrome, which would then be occupied by planes of VPB-19 and VH-2 flown up from Saipan. The Captain said "We are fortunate in having assigned to us for this operation an excellent squadron, VPB-19. They have a fine reputation and are raring to go." Although my father passed away in 1993, I am interested in any additional info on the wartime exploits of VPB-19, and also in hearing from any VPB-19 veterans from that era or their families..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24MAY2004 | 19NOV98]

ANDREWS, Andrea camaro67_99@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-19 from 1985 - 1987. I have great memories of my travels to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Misawa, Japan. Going shopping in Korea and China. Would like to find others that were there with me and remember me..." [17JAN2002]

ANDREWS, Ross randrew1@midsouth.rr.com "...VP-19 was my first assignment after "AX(A)" school at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I arrived at NAS Moffett Field, California in August 1962, as the squadron was just transitioning to P-3 aircraft. I served as an aircrewman for 2-1/2 years and made the big deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska in 1964/1965. Many fond memories of all of the personnel I served with, and all the places we went. (Japan, Hawaii, Alaska, Australia and the many Cross Country flights we made in the US) After 20 years of Naval Service, have to say that this first tour was by far the "best" and most enjoyable, even with the rigors of deployments. Later served in VP-31 and VP-46, along with a couple of instructor tours at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee. Would like to hear from anyone I served with and/or knew from my Navy days..." [20MAY2004]

ARMSTRONG, AO3 William A. "Bill" neorock@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-19 (1971-1972) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to Phillipines and Thailand. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [09JUL2015]

ARNESON, AWC Dave arnesondg@nswccd.navy.mil "...I served with VP-19 around 1974 to 1978. Looking in particular for AW2 Cookie (Clark Cook). Last I knew he became an air traffic controller around 1978. Like to hear from him..." [07SEP2002]

AZBELL, ADC Robert "Bob" Retired bob.azbell@yahoo.com "...I served with AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1964-1966), VP-19 (1966-1968) at NAS Moffett Field, California (FE), VF-121 (1968-1969) at NAS Miramar, California as a F-4 Fatom fixer, VP-6 (1970-1974), VP-31 (1975-1978) as a Test FE and QA, VP-50 (1978-1980) as QA and FE, Naval Air Maintenance Training Detachment (NAMTD) 1012 at NAS Moffett Field, California as a FE Instructor and retired in 1984. I recently retired from United Airlines and living in Rio Vista, CA. I would like to here from the former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 19MAR2013 | E-Mail Updated 29DEC2006 | E-Mail Updated 13JUL2004 | E-Mail Updated 05DEC2003 | 05MAR98]

BAER, Larry R. purpleshadowii@yahoo.com "...Joined VP-19 in November 1967. I was briefly in the AT shop and transferred to flight crew (Crew 1) after start of NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment. Did 1968 NAS Iwakuni, Japan and 1969 NAS Adak, Alaska deployments. Left VP-19 and active duty in February 1970. Flew "jez" with Crews 1 (2x), 2, 11 nad 12. Former crew mwmbers include Jon Clark, Kieth Sorenson, Bob Bonnell, Tom Meadows, Marzie Hughlett and Charlie Irwin..." [07SEP2006]

BAKER, Et etbaker@netscape.net "...I was in 1960-64. I went from Great Lakes to NAS Memphis, Tennessee to San Diego to Oakland. From there deployed to NAS Moffett Field, California. Spent time in NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. During the the Cubian Missle crisis, our crew was sent to NAS Norfolk, Virginia. They took 6 crews from the Pacific Fleet and 6 from the Atlantic Fleet. They combined us together (all P2V-Neptunes) and called us "Task Group Delta." (I have a patch around here somewhere). We went prowling along the Cuban coast and came up with a strange reading on our gear. Our crew, believe it was VP-19 Crew 1 at the time, made the first contact and readouts of the first Russian Nucelar submarine. It was in the newspapers approx. 6 months later. This was when the Pentagon and Rickover were saying the soviets were 2+ years behind us. Also, VP-19 changed over to the P-3A's during this time. I ended up going to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for 3 months..." [21FEB99]

BARBOUR, AECS Mike "Miguel" Retired mcgabell@md.metrocast.net "...I graduated from VP-30 VFE School in July 1978. Went to VQ-1 as a first tour FE that was a rude awakening. Left there in 1982 heading for NAMTD 1011 for a tour as a P-3 [20] AE and FE instructor. Also took over as the P-3C Electrical Course Manager. Left there in July 1985 and headed for VP-19 "The Big Red". Headed off for NAS Keflavik, Iceland in October 1988 as one of their station FE's. Left there in 1991 and headed to NAMO, where I retired from the USN in September 1994, as an AECS. Began working as a contract support analyst, with RBC - in 1998, for the P-3 Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Training area for NAVAIR PMA-205 and stayed in that position for 8 years, then moved over to the P-3 Domestic Training Program (much less travel). Retired from RBC in Aug 05 but am still doing some limited part time work these days. Got married in 2005 and our daughter joined us in 2006. She started Kindergarten in Aug 11 (hence my semi-retirement), and I take her to/from the bus stop every school day. Am still living in Abell, MD - about 23 miles from NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03NOV2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 08APR2009 | E-Mail Updated 14NOV2002 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 08JAN2000 | 31JUL98]

BARNARD, Don barnardfl@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1981-1984) with deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Misawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia (lots of great places, including Pusan, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, P.I., Midway, Utapao, Australia, La Reunion, Mombasa, Mogadishu, Djibouti, Masirah, Muscat, etc.) and VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NSF Diego Garcia. Since retiring from the Navy I've moved back to Pensacola to live happily ever-after..." [19FEB2013]

BARNES, YN2 Daniel daniel.barnes@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1966-1969). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07MAR2012]

Memorial Picture "...BARRERA, ADC William Hubert...Shipmate Pix...My father, William Hubert Barrera, served in the U. S. Navy from August 1940 to July 1960. My father was awarded the American Area, American Defense (with clasp), Asiatic Pacific (1 Star), World War II Victory Medal, China Service Medal and the Good Conduct (3 Awards). He served at/with NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, FAW-2 NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, VP-23, VP-54, VPB-122 (ComSubArea - Palau Islands), NAS Alameda, California, VP-19, VP-23 and NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida...Dee deeanddory@aol.com..." [BIO Updated 23MAR2007 | 21MAR2007]

BAXTER, AVCM Jim Retired Jim_A_Baxter@amat.com "...Served with VP-17, VF-124, NAS Atsugi, Japan (AMD/VQ-1), VP-31, VP-19, VP-31, VP-46, VP-31, and VP-9 FE/CMC. Flight Engineers: The best group of in the Navy..." [18JAN99]

BEATY, Khomer hardshal@farmerstel.com "...Enlisted April 24, 1944. CB Bootcamp at Camp Peary, VA. Schooled as an Aviation Ordnanceman at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee. CAC operational flight training Corpus Christi, TX. Gunnery school Kingsville, TX. TAD to NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Shipped to NAS Alameda, California flying as a CAC in PBM's. Subsequently through the years I did duty with VP-19 (P2V); VS- squadrons("Stoofs" "AJ's") at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and NAS Agana, Guam can't remember their squadron designators. Received a direct appointment as a WO to US Army and flew two tours in Vietnam in the highlands. Pleiku, Nha Trang, Dak To with senic tours all around. Retired 1 July 1972 as an "old bold rotorhead." They tell me that I have certainly beat the odds. Only by the Grace of God! Thanks for letting me in. I'd like to hear from any of the crews which I had priveleges to serve with..." [05DEC98]

BECRAFT, Billy R. b_becraft@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-871/VP-19 Crew #4 ((December 1951 to May 1955) and ATU-206 until my discharge in March 1957. Would enjoy hearing from anyone that served with VP-871 and/or VP-19 during those years..." [BIO Updated 25AUG2006 | 06JUL2001]

BECKWITH, CAPTAIN Reynolds Retired http://boatcoach.tripod.com/flightline/id55.html "...Service dates: September, 1943 to September, 1975. Graduated USNA, 1949, USNPGS, MSEE (1953-1956) and Armed Forces Staff College. Aircraft flown: P4Y-2, P2V-3, SP2H, SNB, SH-3A/D, H-34, UH-1B (gunship) Squadrons: VP-871 / VP-19, VX-1, VP-24, HS-7, HS-10, and HA(L)-3. Commands: CO/XO HS-7, CO HS-10, and CO HA(L)-3. Served in Korean and Vietnam Wars; as Director, Air Division, OP-95; Operations Officer on USS Princeton (LPH-7). Awards: Legion of Merit (V), DFC, Air Medals, Vietnamese Navy DSO, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry..." [05JUL2003]

BEHLING, AE2 Allen abehling4@wi.rr.com "...I served with VP-19 (1954) with a deployment to NAS Atsugi, Japan. During our assignment, one of our aircraft was shot down (September 4th, 1954) off the coast of China. All crew members survived except ENSIGN Roger Henry REID..." [30NOV2011]

BELL, Gene gbell@beckerbell.com "...I joined the Naval Reserve at NAS Los Alamitos, California on my 17th birthday (9-5-56) and was assigned to VP-19 or VP-23 (I can't remember). My first ride was in a Twin Beech, but my second and most memorable was in the P2V from our squadron--I almost walked into the prop while trying to get my parachute harness on. I ended up in VR-7 as an AT2 in a Flight Radioman job on MATS Super Connies from 1958-1960. But still love the P2V. In 1977, I became a private pilot and have had my Bonanza since 1981 and now have a total of 3700+ hours, mostly flying in my consulting business. Once bitten..." [20JAN2001]

BENNETT, Gary R. gbennett92b@sbcglobal.net "...Graduated A school (Memphis) 1965. Served VP-19 as aircrew from 1965-1968 as Jezebel/Radar operator (ATN-3) in Crew 6. Would like to add my name to the Shipmates roster. Currently retired, living on private airpark with my airplane, my wonderfull wife, and two great dogs in Grass Valley Ca. Our Crew 6 PPC was LCDR 'Mac' Mcardle, Lt. Dave Canning, Ordanance Joe Black, John "Zeke" Ondriezek, Flt.Eng 'Oly' Ollmann. Detachments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Iwakuni, Japan and short stint at NAS Adak, Alaska, all with VP-19. Interested in purchasing memorbilia from VP-19, would like to copy someones 'Cruise Book' from the Iwakuni 1967 curise (lost mine.)..." [E-Mail Updated 30DEC2004 | 29DEC98]

BENNETT, John JBen32@aol.com "...I served with VP-30, VP-19, VP-31, VP-16, ASWOC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, ASWOC NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-10 and all the associated fun that went with them. Of course I can't say NSF Diego Garcia or NAS Adak, Alaska were all that much fun..." [19JUN2002]

BICKNELL, George F. c/o His Son Robert J Bicknell nikki@mid-west.net "...My dad (George F. Bicknell) got to see this web site yesterday and was sad to hear about VP-19 decommissioning. He was in that Sqaudron in 1960. I got to see the NAS Adak, Alaska cruise book also. I myself was in tha Navy with a Fighter Attack Sqaudron. Its a special moment we share together as we we're and will always be part of in the traditon of the Navy. And I was curious if anyone that comes here would remember him..." [03OCT2000]

BILLINGSLEY, John billingsleyjs@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 (1962-1964) at NAS Alameda, California and NAS Moffett Field, California with arrival of P-3..." [28MAR2014]

BINGHAM, MCPO Roger Retired rogerbingham39@gmail.com "...My first squadron after AT(AN) school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee was VP-19 (1959-1962), Worked in the AT shop and later became an aircrew man. Was the First Tech in Crew 11 and was the first Alpha Crew in VP-19. Reenlisted and went to Advanced B school NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Assigned to FAETUPAC (1963-1966), used my advanced training to help build a flight deck simulator (P2V and P-3) to train TACCOs on the Airborne Display System, and flew as an onboard instructor with VP-31. While at FAETUPAC I had the privilege to train the last TACCO in the P5M Seaplane. Assigned to VP-47 (1966-1969), as an AX1 I flew as an alternate crewmember, I advanced to Chief when the squadron was deployed to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan with side detachments to U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. We deployed the next year to NS Sangley Point, Philippines with detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I remember some great people and great times. Then the AW rate started, I remained AXC and was assigned as a Navy Recruiter in Brainard, Minnesota (1970-1975). Advanced to Senior Chief (AXCS). Assigned to VP-46 (1975-1978), worked as Avionics Division Chief and later as Maintenance Chief, Deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan; NAS Adak, Alaska; and NAF Misawa, Japan. Transferred across the field at NAS Moffett Field, California to VP-31 as FRAMP Training MCPO (1978-1981). Retired from VP-48 (1982-1985) as Command Master Chief...." [BIO Updated 25DEC2013 | E-Mail Updated 18NOV2008 | E-Mail Updated 28MAR2004 | 02APR2001]

BISHOP, Harold G. chiefbishop@att.net "...I served with FASRON-116, VFAW-3, VX-4, VP-44, VP-19, VP-31, VF-152 USS Princeton (CV37) and VF-653..." [E-Mail Updated 17FEB99 | 29JAN98]

BLACK, AO3 Joe black6879@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1966-1967) and flew with Crew-6. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [17OCT2014]

BLAIR, Stephanie sfoley@pacifier.com "...I served with both VP-19 and VP-47 as a powerplants mechanic. Three dets and four years later I left the Navy with fond memories and some wonderful friends. This site has enabled me to renew a few friendships - thanks..." [11JUL2001]

BLEWETT, ADCS(AW) Patrick J. blewett@whidbey.net "...P-3's from Start to Finish..... Started in as a "Second Mech," then the best job in the Navy.... "Flight Engineer." Started as a Airman in VP-4 (1976-1981) Instructor VP-31 (1982-1985) on to VP-19 (1985-1989). Then to the best tour I ever had...... Commander Naval Air forces Pacific (CNAP) P-3 Evaluator and Model Manager Team (1989-1992) Back to the fleet with a tour in VP-9 Moffet transitioned to Hawaii (1992-1996) High speed low pass through VP-46 (Jan to May 96) Ground Pounding now in VP-1 (96 till.....)..."

BILLINGS, LT Bill WBillings@aol.com "...Formerly with VP-19 (Jul84-Oct88), and the finest tour as of yet CNAP P-3C Evaluation Team (Oct88-Nov92). Currently on loan from the Navy to another DOD Agency. Monzagoffers unite! PJB keep the sprit..." [13MAY98]

BOGGS, ATN3 Charles C. "Charlie" cboggs1@dc.rr.com "...I served with VP-19 from April 1955 to August 1958. During this time the squadron was deployed twice. NAS Iwakuni, Japan from November 1955 to April 1956 (I think these may have been ground pounding days for me) and NAS Kodiak, Alaska and Fairbanks (during which time I was a member of flight crew 8 as 3 R) from May 1957 to November 1957. There were many great times some sad times. I was discharged from T.I. as an ATN3 in August 1958. I would certainly like to hear from any squadron or crew mate!..." [E-Mail Updated 18MAR2003 | E-Mail Updated 07JUL2002 | 14FEB2001]


BONNELL, A03 Bob b.bonnell@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1966-1971)..." Website: http://www.ismswscf.org [E-Mail Updated 16JUL2013 | E-Mail Updated 25DEC2009 | E-Mail Updated 30OCT2006 | E-Mail/URL Updated 05APR2003 | E-Mail Updated 31DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 16APR2001 | Updated 29JUN98]

BOSWELL, Bill AKA "BOZ" bboswell@macol.net "...I was in VP-19 '80 - '83. AW2 upon discharge. I sat in the SS-3 position. NSF Diego Garcia will never be the same... Anybody for some Tacos on B.C. Street? Hey Lonnie! Glad to see ya made it! To all VP-19 AW's from that era... Keep in touch!..." [11MAY99]

BOUND, Harry H. hhbound@gmail.com "...I served with VP-40 (1961-1963) and VP-19 (1963-1964)..." [E-Mail 14MAR2014 | 11MAR99]

BOWEN, AT1 Stephen steve.bowen83@gmail.com "...Joined Navy in 1981. VP-19 was my first squadron. I started as an AX and worked at AIMD during my time in VP-19 from 1982 to 1985 Deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan, NSF Diego Garcia and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Then I spent shore duty in VP-31 working O level. In 1989 I went to VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan, NSF Diego Garcia and Masirah, Oman. I then went to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at University of Hawaii, Leeward Community College (LCC), Honolulu Community College (HCC) and University of Hawai?i at Manoa. After that I joined VP-9 in NAF Misawa, Japan then back to NSF Diego Garcia but spent most of the 6 months in Al Masirah, Oman. In 1998 I went to AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and the last two years with Marine Aviation Logistics Support Element, Kaneohe (MALSEK) at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Hoping to hear from old Shipmates..." [03AUG2021]

BOWERS, E-4 Danny Carl sum96@earthlimk.net "...I served with VP-19 until I got out in 1973. I was CDR Plowmans Radio Operator and Inflight Technician on the P-3A and P-3B. Would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29JAN2004]

BOX, Don boxd@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-19 1981-84 and VQ-1 1978-81..." [E-Mail Updated 24FEB2002 | 26NOV99]

BOYER, CDR (MD) John D. boyeraloha@aol.com "...I am interested in hearing from any squadron mates asociated with VP-19 during the first Gulf War: 1989-1991. I was the flight surgeon during those years. I am also resporting a P2 Neptune navagator's chair and I am seeking original seatbelts to complete the project..." [08MAY2005]

BRAUTIGAM, AT2 David P_DBrautigan@msn.com "...I served with Big Red (VP-19) from 1981 through 1985. Enjoyed the good times in NAS Adak, Alaska, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Misawa, Japan, and NSF Diego Garcia. Love to hear from the gang. Especially the Chili Makers in NAS Adak, Alaska and those from the Missawa train ride..." [E-Mail Updated 23JAN2002 | 31JAN2001]

BREESE, CDR Jack Retired jbreesewheaton@earthlink.net "...Retired 1989. jbreesewheaton@earthlink.net. Started at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in VP-16 with tours at VP-19 and two at VP-31. The last assignment was CNAP Evaluator with "the" best guys in the fleet. After retirement I was lucky enough to be hired by American Airlines and just rtired as a Captain on the Fokker F-100. Fellow subchasers contact me anytime and we'll get together for some golf. I still have travel privileges with the airline!..." [03MAY2005]

BREWER, COMMANDER http://home.hawaii.rr.com/daveandval/bios/cobio.htm "...Commander Brewer is a native of Hickory, North Carolina. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1982, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. After designation as a Naval Aviator in August 1984, he reported to VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California. There he served as the Aircraft Division Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, Pilot Training Officer, and NATOPS Instructor. During this tour he deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia with detachments to NAS Misawa, Japan and Saudi Arabia. After completing his initial sea tour in December 1988, Commander Brewer reported to VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California where he served as the Pilot Training Officer and Alternate Fleet NATOPS Evaluator. In January 1991 Commander Brewer reported aboard USS LaSalle in NSA Bahrain, where he served as Flag Secretary to Commander, U. S. Naval Forces, Central Command. Commander Brewer reported to the Naval War College in August 1992 where he received a Master of Arts degree in National Securities and Strategic Studies and was a Distinguished Graduate. In January 1994 Commander Brewer reported to VP-17 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. During his department head tour he completed a six-month deployment to NSF Diego Garcia and served as Officer in Charge of PATRON DET, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Safety NATOPS Officer. After VP-17 was decommissioned in December 1994, Commander Brewer reported to VP-9 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. During this tour he served as Operations Officer and completed a deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan. In July 1996 Commander Brewer reported to Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, U. S. Pacific Fleet where he served as Current Operations Officer and later as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations. Commander Brewer's awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement medals, Combat Action Ribbon, and various other campaign and service awards..." [28JUN2003]

BRIDGEWATER, Mel horsey@netusa1.net "...I got out of aircraft school at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, went to Sand Point Wash. Joined VP-871, back to NAS Alameda, California. Then we went to Japan and Korea, came back to NAS Alameda, California with the PB4Y-2's and we picked up P2V'S, we were changed to VP-19. I have been in contact with Whitey Barrett, T. P. Phillips, Jewel Short, Kenny Wilson. Bob Briney, Chief Willis Young, Wayne Jones, Robert H. Smith, Royce Shepherd, R, L. Jones. Would love to hear from anyone with the squadron from 1951 to 1954. I would like to locate W. A. McCall..." [21MAR2005]

BRITT, PNCM(SW)(AW) Michael C. Retired duffytclown@gmail.com "...I served with VF-121 (1972-1975) at NAS Miramar, California, VP-19 (1975-1978) at NAS Moffett Field, California, Navy Recruiting District (1978-1981) at Peoria, IL, USS Gallery (FFG-26) (1981-1984) at Naval Station Mayport, FL, Enlisted Personnel Management Center (1984-1988) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, Navy Management Systems Support Office (NAVMASSO) (1988-1992) at Chesapeake, VA and VAW-121 (1992-1994) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia.." [03APR2023]

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BROOKS, REAR ADMIRAL Richard E. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/brooksre.html "...Rear Admiral Richard E. Brooks - United States Navy - Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, Atlantic. Rear Admiral Richard E. Brooks, a native of Portland, Oregon, graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in June 1974 and was designated a Naval Aviator in September 1975. In addition, Rear Admiral Brooks is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School where he received a Masters Degree in Computer Information Systems Management, the Naval War College where he received a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, and the Armed Forces Staff College. Operationally, Rear Admiral Brooks served in VP-1, VP-48, and CPW-10 and commanded VP-19 and CPW-5. Additionally, he served aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the Operations Admin Officer and Training Officer and earned designation as a Fleet Officer of the Deck and Surface Warfare Officer. Ashore, Rear Admiral Brooks served as an Instructor/ Standardization pilot and Student Control Officer in Training Squadron TWENTY-EIGHT. Major Staff duty tours include Aviation Programs Analyst, Programming Division (N80), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and on the Joint Staff (J3) as Head, Programs, Budget, and Requirements Branch, Counter Narcotics Division. Additionally, Rear Admiral Brooks served as the Executive Assistant to Director, Air Warfare (N88), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and as a CNO Fellow on the CNO Strategic Studies Group where he selected for Flag Rank in December of 1998. In August 1999, he returned to the Chief of Naval Operations Staff where he served as Deputy Director and Fleet Liaison for Space, Information Warfare, Command and Control (N6B) until August 2000. In September 2000, he assumed his current position as Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Atlantic. Rear Admiral Brooks has been awarded the Legion of Merit (three), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two), Navy Commendation Medal (two), Navy Achievement Medal, and various other service awards..." [14JUN2003]

BROOKS, Roger pncs.r.brooks@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 from 1970 and 1971. I picked her up at NAS Iwakuni, Japan after finishing an in country tour of VietNam and stayed with her at NAS Moffett Field, California until I was transfered to NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee..." [17FEB2011]

BROWN, AD3 Henry H. Jr. hhowardb@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California (1977-1979) with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail 28DEC2010 | 19MAR2000]

BROWN, AEC James Retired jim@rlpco.com "...Good to see so many old names from the VP Navy. Was in the following squadrons: VP-11 Aug 1962-Nov 1963, VP-2 Oct 64-May 66, VP-46 71-73, VP-30 74-76, VP-19 76-79, MAD operator in the P2's and flight Engineer on the P-3. Retired June 1979 as AEC. Many good memories of deployments and Ready Alert. Anyone that remembers me please contact me and we'll swap old stories. Froggie. Anyone rember the barf bag salids?..." [04FEB2002]

BROWN, Larry larry.brown@excite.com "...VP-19 NAS Alameda, California. From Larry Brown AT-2 served in VP-19 from August 1959 to September 1962. My post Navy history was 5 years as a technecian at Wilcox Electric in Kansas City and 28 plus years as one of their pilots. I retired as Director of Flight Operations in 1996 after 11000 plus hours of flying. In 1986 I founded a group called Save A Connie in KC, MO. We restore the piston powered airliners. Drop me a note..." [03OCT99]

BROWN, AXCS Todd Retired gslts@netscape.net "...I was the first Update I data handler for VP19 in 1974 and picked up all the squadron aircraft from Burbank. I manages to qualify as an Inflight Tech through OJT and as far as I know I was the only IFT that never went to school. I then when to NATC Pax river and the R&M secrion of the Force Warfare Directorate from 79 to 81. From there to VP-26 in Brunswick ME. I retired in 1989 on the USS Constitution as an AXCS..." [Updated E-Mail 28OCT98]

BROWNING, ADCS Limmie William (Bill) Retired lim@prodigy.net "...I joined the Navy November 6, 1965; Bootcamp at San Diego, Cal.; 4 1/2 years at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (VFAW-3, VU-3, and a student in VP-31); moved to NAS Moffett Field, California in 1965 and finished training in VP-31 Det. "A" before reporting to VP-9. I spent the next 17 1/2 years at NAS Moffett Field, California, in VP-9, VP-19, and VP-31 as an instructor F/E. I retired in 1983 and still miss the sounds of the P-3's taking off..." [07JAN2001]

Memorial Picture "...BRUNK, LT Thomas Eugene...Shipmate Pix...My husband, LT Thomas Eugene Brunk, and his crew were lost May 26, 1972 (SEE: VP-31 - In Memorial for lost friends May 26, 1972) while on a mission with VP-31. This year will be the 40th Anniversary of the disappearance of his flight. He served also served with VP-19..." Contributed by Janet Brunk Ehlers jehlers45@gmail.com [19MAR2012]

BRUYETTE, Dick brucrew2@aol.com "...I served with VP-19 from August 1969 to October 1972. During that time I went on 2 deployments (NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines); and interesting detachments to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. The times spent with my fellow aircrew-mates were the best, and the amazing thing is that the memories of those times, even years later, are even better. Hopefully this entry triggers some responses from my long lost mates..." [22AUG2005]

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BRYANT, AO1 Ted tedconnieb@comcast.net "...VP-19 from 1952 to 1956. Flight crew 11 and 3. Ordnance. Anyone from VP-19 out there?..." [E-Mail Updated 11OCT2003 | 16AUG98]

BRYANT, PH William F. Jr. bulldy75@msn.com "...I served with VP-19 (02/1979-05/1981) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan (01/1980-06/1980) and NAS Adak, Alaska..." [E-Mail Updated 23MAY2016 | 01MAY2004]

BUCKLEY, ATC Billy B. Retired silverbullit@earthlink.net "...1961 through 1963..."

BULIFANT, Thomas Haynes tbulifant@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California..." [15MAR2024]

BURKETT, Terry B. tburkett1@austin.rr.com "...I was a member of VP-9 from October 1965 to November 1967 and a member of VP-17 from October 1968 to May 1971. In both squadrons I flew primarily as a radioman (Crew 7 in VP-9 and Crew 10 in VP-17). In May 1971 I transferred to FASTRAGRUPAC Det NAS Moffett Field, California until May 1975 when I joined the Golden Swordsmen of VP-47. This was the best duty of my naval career. We made two NAF Misawa, Japan and one NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment during my time in the squadron. I served with the best Chiefs and AWs in the fleet while in VP-47! In January 1980 I transferred to VS-41, then on to FASOTRAGRUPAC NASNI, and finally NMPC Det NAS Dallas, Texas. I retired 31 Dec 1986. I own and maintain http://www.vp47tribute.com, a web site dedicated to the history of VP-47 from September 1948 to the present. I am interested in communicating with any Shipmate and particularly those from VP-47 of any year. Thanks!..." [E-Mail Updated 20MAR2006 | BIO Updated 19MAR2006 | 19MAY2005]

BURRELL, AWC Garold F. Retired garold.burrell@syngenta.com "...Began career at NAS Moffett Field, California (VP-19), then ASWOC at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, then ASWOC at NAS Adak, Alaska, then ASWOC instructor Dam Neck, finally retired 1989 NAS Brunswick, Maine (VP-11) Moved back to Boise, Idaho with family. Still kicking!..." [BIO Updated 10MAR2021 | 02DEC2016]

CARAWAY, AEC Tom Retired trbltom@earthlink.net "...I was an AEAN in ATU-10 in 1948, then to FASRON-114 in 49-AE3. Transfered to FASRON-112 in 50. Made AE2 and was one of 26 regulars transfered with Cheif Fred Murcray to VP-812 to help them get checked out in P2Vs in 52. The squadron was redesignated VP-29. We deployed to NAS Atsugi, Japan where I made AE1. Upon return to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington I am told I was the first AE to be made Plane Captain on P2Vs. January 1954 we deployed to Kwajalien as Crew 8, Lt. Bob Hubenette was PPC, Ed Meyers Copilot, R. D. Butler AT1, W. R. Miller ALC, R. D. Day AT3, McMahon AD3 and Joe Teague. We participated in Operation Castle out of Entawetok. Went back to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington trained and deployed to Okinawa as Crew 5, LCDR Gene Lane PPC, Stan Onderdonk Copilot, Ens Graves Navigator, Zalenski AT3, Donahue AD3, J. S. McDonald AL1, Henrey Arrends AT3, and Phil Rossi AO1. We flew the Straits of Formosa. Upon arrival back at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington on 16 Oct 54, VP-29 was disbanded and redesignated VAH-2 home ported at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I went thru the training for Plane Captain on A3Ds but went to B school. Made AEC in 1955. Shore duty and to AIRBOSSRON 2 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1959. Flew as ECC and Chief Cook on SH 12 over a year. The squadron combined with the VWs to become AEWBarRonPac. Started teaching in BLDG 109 and set up a leadership program. I made E8. Capt John Mishan named me Leading Chief until shorevey got me in 1963 - to shore duty. In 1966 back to sea duty with VP-19 in NAS Iwakuni, Japan completed the deployment and back to NAS Moffett Field, California to retire October 1967. I have lots of memories, photos, and still remain in contact with several of my "old" Shipmates. Give me a call!..." [27JAN2001]

CARLIN, Mike "George" mjcarlin1@aol.com "...I was a PR2 in VP-19 from 1972 through 1975. Was also known as "George." I made the NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines deployments. I got out of the Navy in 1975, came back in thru OCS in 1981. I went to the dark side, of shoes that is, and am retiring as a Surface Warfare Commander in March 01, 2001. The Shoe life has been good to me, but they work too hard. Drop a note!..." [20JAN2001]

CARO, ENS Martin MSRcaro@hotmail.com "...Assigned to ASWOC/TSC NAS Sigonella, Sicily as the AW Division Officer. Previous commands: VP-19, ASWOC/TSC NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, MOCC MPAC HI, FASO NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Work phone: DSN 624-5113..." [BIO Updated 24JUL2000 | 15APR99]

CARTER, AMCS (AW) Gerald (Gerry) carterg@vx9.chinalake.navy.mil "...Hi Shipmates! I started my Navy career in VP-19 (9/77-8/80) an original member of the "U.S.Olympic Dog Team". From there I moved on to VP-56 (9/80-5/82), NRD NOLA (8/82-9/85), VP-40 (10/85-2/90), CPWP ( NAS Moffett Field, California 2/90-4/93), VP-46 (5/93-10/97) and now I'm with VX-9 Vampires at NAWS China Lake. Would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [13FEB99]

CARTER, Michael A. p3skyking@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-50 (P-3C's) in 1979, VP-48, VP-50 again, and was with VP-19 when she was disestablished in 1991. Wish well to all my fellow Shipmates. I own a gunshop now and invite any P-3 guys to look me up if you ever pass through..." [E-Mail Updated 06DEC2010 | E-Mail Updated 06JAN2004 | 03AUG99]

CARTER, AOC Tim "Duck" duckman132@comcast.net "...I was stationed at VP-19 from 1977-1980 as an inflight Ordnanceman. VP-31 from 1980-1983 as an Inflight and grounds Ordnance Instructor. VP-50 from 1983-1986 as an Inflight Ordnanceman. PMTC, Pt Mugu, 1986-1990 as part of Range Aircrew flying P-3A's. VP-47 from 1990-1993 as as Inflight Ordnanceman. VP-40 from 1996 to present as AO shop Chief. IYAOYAS...I am now on deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan...I am no longer in VP-40 due to retiring on 31 August 1999. I am now living in Olympia, Washington and I am a full time college student, reverting back to my hippie days, and a teller of "Sea Stories"...Still retired, still classified as a long hair with a beard. Now working for the State of Washington..." [E-Mail Updated 07MAY2005 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 14JUL2003 | E-Mail Updated 12OCT2000 | E-Mail Updated 30MAR30 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 19NOV99 | E-Mail Updated 27FEB99 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 18DEC98 | Updated 21MAR98]

Memorial Picture "...CARTIER, Joel...We have recently learned of the passing of our VP-19 Shipmate, Joel Cartier. Joel served with VP-19 between 1968 and 1972. He passed away in April of 2007 from cancer. After his service with VP-19, Joel finished college and became an elementary school teacher in Oshkosh, Wisconsin where he married his longtime love, Lynn and had 4 children. He was survived by his wife, daughters and grandchildren. Joel was a great guy who always had a smile in his heart and a laugh to share. His Shipmates and former crewmembers are saddened to learn of his passing. Albeit late, we are proud to have known Joel and mourn his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Pete Sanborn psanborn2@earthlink.net..." [24APR2008]

Memorial Picture "...CASTRO, AOC Albert...Albert Atanacio Castro, 62, AOC USN Retired departed our midst on 13 October 2012, after suffering a fall while hunting near his home in La Plata, MD. His wife Patricia of 28 years, devoted dog Rocky and other family survive him. Albert was born in Gallup, NM, to Atanacio and Lola Castro. He graduated from Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque, NM, and joined the United States Navy in August 1968. Chief Castro had a distinguished 23-year Naval career. P-3 training with VP-31, first operational tour was with VP-4 Skinny Dragons, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1971 - 1976. Al logged over 500 hours of dedicated combat missions including many searches and refugee operations. Additional Duty Stations included: NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-19 Big Red at NAS Moffett Field, California, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania, VXN-8 and Naval Aviation Maintenance Office (NAMO) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Chief Castro's awards and decorations include two Strike Flight Air Medals, Navy Achievement, Navy Expeditionary, Armed Forces Expeditionary, two Vietnam Service Medals, and numerous other citations and commendations. Typical of his devotion to duty, Chief Castro took great pride in his civilian career. He proudly continued to serve the Navy and his country as a DOD contractor supporting Air-to-Air Weapons for Aviation Trainings Systems Command. In 2008 he became Program Manager for Acquisition and Life Cycle Support of the HARM Weapons System for the Naval Air Weapons Center at Patuxent River, MD. Chief Castro was a patriot, an unsung hero, always prepared to serve the Navy and the United States of America. Recently, he and his teammates were on board several naval vessels upgrading equipment as his comrades ventured into harm's way. Chief Castro's awards and decorations include two Strike Flight Air Medals, Navy Achievement, Navy Expeditionary, Armed Forces Expeditionary, two Vietnam Service Medals, and numerous other citations and commendations. He was a life member of the Association of Aviation Ordnancemen, Plankowner of Chapter 22, Patuxent River, and also served on the AAO National Board of Directors. In addition he was a proud member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, prior Post 2632 Senior Vice Commander; the Military Order of the Cooties; the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 093; American Legion; VP-4 Association; the NRA; and the Saint Charles Sportsman's Club. Albert is also survived by his brothers Frank Castro of Paige TX, Anthony Castro and Timothy Castro of Albuquerque, NM and sisters Josephine Martinez of Clearfield UT, Marie Baca of Fort Worth TX, Florence Otis, Elizabeth Sumruld, and Dolores Torres of Albuquerque NM, and Kathy Martin of Dalles OR, and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received to celebrate Albert's Life on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 4 PM to 7 PM at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. There will be a funeral service on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 6:30 PM. Deacon Johnny Barnes will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the VFW National Home for Children, 3573 South Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827-9799 or www.vfwnationalhome.org. The VFW National Home for children provides support for our military and veterans' families. A Guest Book is available at http://www.brinsfieldecholsfuneral.com/obituaries/dsp_files/dsp_viewobit.cfm?obit_ID=4635..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [02NOV2012]

CASTRO, AOC Albert Retired aacastro@juno.com "...After my initial P-3 training with VP-31 Moffett Field, California, in March of 1971 I started my first VP operational tour as an Aircrew Ordnanceman with VP-4 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I remember Sherald Juneau the Flight Engineer who became like a brother to me. The fellow Ordies Bob McCoy, Andy "Ord" Anderson, Bob McKinney, Vic Teem, Bill Maye, Glen Schleusser, Howell Robins, Charles Roberson, and of course the two brothers Jim and Rob Jenkins. Pilots like Jim Messegee, Skip Dale, and Bill Broadwell, who cared. Never forget the Cocos Island departing flyby. Everything was just Hunky-Dori. The deployments, detachments, and visits to Japan, Taiwan, Diego Garcia, Australia, Guam, Wake, Philippine Islands, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam are memories burnt into my mind. Never to forget Wichita Det. After five years with the Skinny Dragons I transferred in April of 1976 to shore duty. I had to get back into flight status. So in July of 1978 I transferred into VP-19 Moffett Field, California. I remember the Ordies most of all Randy Corman, Duck Carter, Reno Dickson, Johnny King, Steve Harris, Frank Pesich, and Perry Veto. Drivers like Ray Morris and Don Hefkin both of them pretty boys. I visited a number locations including, Adak, Okinawa, Singapore, Korea, and Iran. Made a number of site revisits, including back to Hawaii for those quarterly torpedo qualifications. Of course we always had to have a full Ordie load team on all those Hawaii flights. After four and a half years with Big Red, and thinking I had enough of West Pac in January of 1983 I transferred to the Naval Air Development Center (NADC), Warminster, Pennsylvania. I remember Bob Flangan, Dale Cain ("Best Man"), and an Ordie named Ron Jerasa. My aircrew shore duty at NADC had me deploying to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NAS Bermuda, and the Virgin Islands. In November of 1985 I reported to Oceanographic Development Squadron Eight (VXN-8) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. During my duty with VXN-8 the World Travelers there was Barry (Hank) Evitts, JD Patterson, Tim Mattson, and Bill Lomba, who I remember most as I was stationed with all four in prior commands (repeat offenders). The civilians Jeff Kerling (Admiral Kerlingus), and Pete Kupstas (Stinky Pete) hit the beach with the rest of us. Then there were the Flight Engineers that no one could ever forget Ed Matteson, Greg Valdez, and Jimmy Danials. What a bunch of great guys, and there was many more, I just had to name a few. While assigned to the World Travelers I made detachments to England, Iceland, Greenland, Portugal, Norway, Scotland, and Spain. After 17 years as a Naval Aircrewman, in December 1989, I reported for my final tour in the Navy with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Office at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I retired from the United States Navy in April of 1992. Currently I am providing direct staff technical support to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) Program Manager for Aviation Training Systems (PMA205), for acquisition and life cycle support of airborne weapons systems. Living in La Plata, Maryland and working in the Patuxent River area, I get to see a few of the old P-3 squadron mates..." [E-Mail Updated 09AUG2005 | 27MAR2001]

Memorial Picture "...CATT, Richard Edward...My Dad, Richard Edward Catt, served with VP-19 during the Korean War. I would like to contact anyone that remembers him. Dad passed away suddenly in 1995. Richard Edward Catt, Jr. cattskill@hotmail.com..." [23FEB2008]

CLARK, ATCS David J. http://force.navair.navy.mil/BioPgforCSC.htm "...After completing recruit training at Great Lakes , Senior Chief Aviation Electronics Technician (Air Warfare/Naval Aircrewman) David J. Clark attended Avionics "A" school and the Advanced First Term Avionics Course in Millington, Tennessee where he was advanced to Petty Officer Third Class. In December 1981 he proceeded to NAS Pensacola, Florida where he completed the Naval Aircrewman Candidate School at the top of his class. In February 1982 he completed SERE school in San Diego, California and proceeded to the Fleet Replacement Squadron at NAS Moffett Field, California to attend the P-3C Integrated Avionics Maintenance/In-Flight Technician Course at VP-31's "Black Lightning Camp". His first operational squadron was VP-40. While assigned to the "Fighting Marlins", he was designated a Naval Aircrewman and primary IFT NATOPS instructor. He deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Misawa, Japan where he participated in the KAL-007 Search and Rescue/Salvage Operations. He was advanced to Petty Officer Second Class. In October 1985, it was back to VP-31 for a challenging assignment as an IFT/DACM instructor. During this tour he trained over 80 IFT students, and 35 Maritime Patrol Aircrews in Defensive Air Combat Maneuvers. He was also the CNAP P-3C IFT Evaluator and was designated an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist. He was advanced to Petty Officer First Class. Senior Chief Clark's next sea duty assignment was with VP-19. While in "Big Red", he was the command DAPA and was twice selected as Aircrewman of the Year. He deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NSF Diego Garcia, The Philippines, and Misira Oman where he participated in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After VP-19 disestablished in May of 1991, he moved to BUPERS Sea Duty Component, Dallas, Texas where he served as the Quality Assurance Officer and Training Officer. Shortly after his arrival, he was selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer. In October of 1994 he transferred to the Naval Air Warfare Center at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, where he was the Contract Field Team Project Officer at the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, and the senior Research, Development, Test and Evaluation QAR at VX-20. He reported to VP-26 in October 1997 and deployed to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily where he flew combat missions over Bosnia. During his tour with "Team Trident", he was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer and served as the AV/ARM Division CPO and Command Master Chief. In October 2000, Senior Chief Clark transferred to VX-20 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland where he now serves as the Command Senior Chief. Senior Chief Clark's military decorations include the Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and various unit/campaign awards and service medals..." [17JUN2003]

CLARK, ATCS Jake Retired JakeClark@aol.com "...I was an IFT in VP-22 (Crew 12 forever!) from 73 to 80, NAMTRADET NAS Moffett Field, California 80- 84 (a survivor - remember the flight order audit board?), VP-19 from 84 to 89 (Remember the Big Red Band?), then back to NAMTRADET from 89 until I retired in 93. Lots of good memories, we had the best of times! Look forward to hearing from some of the old gang!..." [03OCT98]

CLARK, AO2 (NAC) Jerry JerryClark1@aol.com "...I was in big red from 1987-1991. I was on CAC1 and CAC2..." [18JAN2000]

CLARK, CDR Neil A. nclark2@email.msn.com "...I started my career in VP with the "Milpitas Chickens" of VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California in 1982. Made deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan, Diego Garcia, and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. The following shore tour was at COMFAIRMED, NAF Naples, Italy, for two years May'85-May'87. I was accepted into the TAR program while at Naples and received orders to VP-92 at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1987. Made several Active Duty detachments during my, nearly four years in NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts. Released form active duty in December of 1990 (just as Desert Storm was beginning). Accepted into VP-94 as a Selected Reservist in Feburary of 1990 and have been lucky enough to maintain my SELRES pay billet until the present time. Have only 10 months left to be eligible for retirement as a Commander. Never thought I would make it this far!!!..." [24MAY99]

CODER, Richard T. Rich.Coder@Coors.com "...I served with VP-19 from March '71-May '73. I was an AO2 assigned to Crew 8. VP-19 deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines with TAD to Utapao Thailand for six months from approx Nov'71-May'72. I haven't seen too much on this sight in regards to Viet Nam era activities and would like to see more from that time. I feel proud to have served as a "VP Sailor" with this squadron. I would welcome any e-mail from individuals who served during the aforementioned time frame. Thanks..." [09NOV2000]

COGGINS, AZ2 Michael mcog222@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 (09/1972-12/1973) with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan..." [12MAR2017]

COLE, Ray RCole210@worldnet.att.net "...I served with VP-8 in 1955, VP-19 in 1959-60...both short 1yr or less tours but the most memorable..."

COLIN, AW Michael mtcolin@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1974 to 1977 as an AW. Deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska..." [E-Mail Updated 08JUL2011 | 22MAY2002]

COLLINS, Art collins@alc.com "...AW1 Art Collins EWO in Big Red from '89 - '92. Drop a line sometime..."

COLLINS, Herb hcollins@ix.netcom.com "..AE1 2206 Stonebrook Dr. Carrollton TX 75007 972.245.4084 Squadrons: VA106, VR6, VA43, VP19 Carriers: Randoph, Essex, Shangrila, FDR 1958-1966.."

COLLINS, ATC R. L. Retired W6WBY@ISAT.COM "...Greetings from another long time VP crew member. Served in PatWing Four, PatWing Six, VP-61, VP-200, VPB-104, VP-871, VP-19, and VP-28. Retired in 1963 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Would very much appreciate any information to the address of William "Bill" Brown AEC(?) and/or wife Maury. Bill and I were shipmates at NAS Alameda, California while attached to VP Squadrons there. Bill, his wife Maury (Maurie?), and I also worked off-duty at the NAS Alameda, California CPO Club during the latter 1950's. I will value any information allowing me to get in contact with them. Thanks fellows, see you at one Re-Union or another in the future. My Very Best To All From: R.L."Pinky" Collins ATC (Ret), 11-5-97, 3251 W. Simkins Rd. E-Mail w6wby@isat.com, Pahrump, NV 89048..."

COMFORT, Ted J. tjcomf222@digitalexp.com "...I served with VP-19 from July 1957 until June 1960 at NAS Alameda, California. We made deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was Plane Captain of Crew Six for two years..." [07DEC2006]

CONNOR, T. Patrick "Pat" marpat@embarqmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1966-1969) as a TACCO. We made the first P-3 deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan (1966), NAS Iwakuni, Japan (1968), NAS Adak, Alaska (1969) and short deployments to NAS Agana, Guam, Viet Nam, Hawaii and the Phillipines. COs were Les Page, Frank Barker and Bob Cooke..." [01MAY2012]

COOPER, AVCM Robert W. Retired robertw.c@att.net "...I served with VP-1 (1968-1971) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington then NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NS Sangley Point, Philippines / NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, VP-24 (1975) with two deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and one to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, VP-19 (1982-1985) with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia, CPW-10 (1985-1988) at NAS Moffett Field, California and retired in October 1988. Currently live in SE Missouri and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06FEB2016]

COWART, DR Michael cowartmd@ix.netcom.com "...I was attached to VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California, from 1976 to 1979, and then went to VT-27 in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas to finish out my active duty tour. Those were great times to be a Naval Aviator..." [24NOV2000]

Memorial Picture "...COX, AFCM Ernest {Jack)...I found out from Shipmate Lew Hicks that AFCM Ernest Jack Cox Passed away last week. Jack served with served with VP-19 from 1975 through 1981 as A/C Division CPO, Command SCPO, and Aircraft Maintance MCPO, NAS Moffett Field, California AIMD AIR Frames Division Officer from 1980 through December 1986, and also served with served with ZP-2..." Contributed by LANCASTER, Rich "Burt" riccon71@verizon.net [05AUG2007]

COX, AFCM Ernest {Jack) Retired cox126@charter.net "...I served with VP-19 from 1975 through 1981 as A/C Division CPO, Command SCPO, and Aircraft Maintance MCPO, NAS Moffett Field, California AIMD AIR Frames Division Officer from 1980 through December 1986, and also served with served with ZP-2. I retired with 33 years of service. I was at FASO PAC as an Ins. 9 years ( NAS Moffett Field, California and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii). I am now retired and living in PA. Please drop me a line..." [BIO Updated 05AUG2001 | 04AUG2001]

CRANDALL, LCDR Woodruff M. "Woody" Retired woodruffcrandall@gmail.com Shipmate Pix "...I served with VP-22 from 1969 to 1972 as an AWN (my wife says I still Glow in the Dark sometimes!). Great experiences with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan with Detachments to U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I left the Navy to finish College and returned via AOCS in 1975. After all the "Fun & Games" at AOCS I served with VT-10 ("FO" school), VT-29 (Loved those Convairs!!), VP-31 and arrived at VP-1 in 1977 for a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and a wonderful Detachment to NAS Agana, Guam. In 1980 headed East to VP-30 as NFO Instructor and Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) Czar. 1983 saw me disappear into the Strange World of NMPC Sea Duty Component Det Dallas where my mind was "altered" and fingerprints erased (only kidding-I think). When released from confinement in 1985 had my pay back tour in DC in OP-13. Escaped to NAS Moffett Field, California in 1987 for re-programming at VP-31 then assigned to VP-19 for my DH tour. I had a blast on our NAF Misawa, Japan deployment thanks to the Soviets and Spring Ex 1989. It was amazing to see that many subs in one Op Area and that many P-3s fighting for rights to be ONTOP. We needed an Air Traffic Controller to keep us out of each other's way! After that last great melee, I was shipped off to Armed Forces Staff College and then back to DC to baby sit the NATOPS and Air Tac-Man conferences and publications. Retired in late 1991 and began working for Summit Research Corporation (DOD Contractor) out of Gaithersburg, MD as a Program Manager and recently, Director of Corporate Development. After 8 great years there, moved around to various other contractors until joining Adaptive Methods, Inc in 2003 as a Program Manager for NAVSEA IWS 5 SSQ-89 programs and several others. Currently, serving as Corporate Facility Security Officer and Operations Manager overseeing our 5 office locations across the East Coast. Browsing through the other entries has been a trip into the past and makes me realize just how much I miss the Squadron environment, hard work and fun we all had. Would love to hear from more of my former Shipmates and try to track down some buddies that have vanished. I'm still trying to find that "Bucket of Prop Wash" AWC Gary Dunlap sent me searching for that first week I reported to VP-22! I've reconnected with a number of my VP-22 Shipmates from the 1968 to 1972 era and we gather annually at different locations. We moved from Northern Virginia, just West of DC to Melbourne, FL. Have 2 sons and one granddaughter (She's beautiful!!!) and living in the Boca Raton, FL..." [E-Mail/BIO/PIX Updated 02FEB2019 | E-Mail/BIO/PIX Updated 14APR2010 | 16JUN98]

CROCKER, Emmett emmettcrocker@msn.com "...I was an FE with VP-6 (1964-1967), VP-19 (1968-1971), VP-30 (1971-1975), VP-22 (1975-1979), VP-19 (1981-1985), and Range Ops NAS Point Mugu, California till I changed into civies in 1988. I'm still hanging around P-3s. "Wake me up if you get scared." Would love to hear from some old Shipmates. According to these guys I work with nowdays any Shipmate of mine would surely be "OLD"..." [E-Mail Updated 04AUG2002 | E-Mail Updated 28OCT2000 | 22MAR99]

Memorial Picture "...CRUZ, AWC Michael Jr...AWC Joe Cruz Jr. of Converse Texas passed away on March 7, 2009 at age 68. He honorably served our country for 30 years in the U.S. Navy with tours of duty in Japan, Vietnam, Hawaii, Philippines, Alaska and Rota Spain. 17 years of his career was spent at NAS Moffett Field, California assigned to VP-31 and VP-19. He retired in 1987. Michael Cruz cruzter672020@yahoo.com..." [16MAR2009]

DANKEL, Kenneth M. DankelK@aol.com "...Joined VP-19 in Apr 59 at MCAS Iwakuni, made a Kodiak/Adak deployment in 1960. Detached in May 62. We had a Reunion in San Diego a few years ago. Time for another. Carolyn and I send our best regards to all the great VP-19 Shipmates and their wives..." [08MAR98]

DALTON, Garrett gdalton@smurfit.com "...Started as an AD in VAW-122 attached to the USS Independence from 73-76, got smart and became a Flight Engineer in VP-19, 76-80, NRL from 80-82, VQ-2 from 82-85, VP-31 from 86-89 and retired out of VP-17 in 92. Crossed paths with the Indy at Pearl Harbor a couple of years ago when she was on her way to retirement in Washington, it was great to see her but made me feel old! Just like every one else on this web site, I miss it all so drop me a line, it would be great to hear from my past!..." [21DEC2004]

DANIELS, AK2 Larry ldpsp@comcast.net "...I was with VP-19 from 1978-1982. I worked as a civilian from 1982-1987 for NAS Moffett Field, California Supply. Anyone interested in communicating can send an email. I miss the Navy..." [31JAN2009]

DASPIT, C. Phillip pdaspit@chw.edu "...Served as VP-19's Flight Surgeon 1970-72 and then transfered to Reserves and served in the same capacity until 1984 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Finished off my Navy career as a Primus physician in 1992. I have been in the private practice of otology-neurotology and skull base surgery in Phoenix since 1980. Would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [09JUL2001]

DAVIES, Greg A. gd3hunters@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (04/1967-09/1970)..." [14JAN2014]

DAVIS, MCPO James P. (Pat) Retired akcsjpd@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 NAS Alameda, California from 1958 to 1960. I flew with Crew 3. I made one WesPac cruise to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I also served with HS-1, HS-5, VR-52 and VR-62. Retired as a Senior Chief..." [18DEC2005]

DAVIS, Jesse C. jcdavis@tcac.net "...I started my VP career in VP-6 when AEWBarRonPac decomissioned in late 1964. Actually I went directly from BARRONPAC to VP-31 for F/E training prior to checking into VP-6. Myself and ADR1 R. C. Miller were the first P-3 F/Es in VP-6. We brought Buno 150525 back to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, that was our first P-3. I can remember the P2 crewmen climbing out of their aircraft sweating profusely, while we were in air conditioned comfort in the P-3s. I believe that at that time VP-6 was the last VP to fly the P2V-5F aircraft. Any how it was full speed ahead to get ready for a 6 month deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. We did it and did it well. I left VP-6 in 1967 , went to VR-30 at NAS Alameda, California for one year and then to VP-31 as CNAP F/E evaluator. After a good tour there, I went to VP-19. I joined them in NAS Iwakuni, Japan, in 1971 and left VP-19 in 1977. What a hoot, that was the best squadron in the Navy at that time, at least I think it was. We had a fantastic maintenance department and the CPOs were great. I have many fond memories of VP-19. Would especially like to find out what ever became of AWC Joe Allen. I see so many old Shipmates names in the VP-31 Shipmates listing, many of these were just young petty officers when I was in VP-31 and VP-19, many F/Es that I gave check rides to also. My last VP was in VP-47, it too was a very good squadron. I joined them in NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan in 1978 and retired in 1980. Finished up with 26 years as AFCM. Would like to hear from any who served with me..." [02MAY99]

DAWSON, Jason jcd302@wmis.net "...VP-19 was my first duty as an MSSN. I was there for the back to back NAS Misawa, Japan deployments. At the end of the second one we were waiting to board the flight home when they announced in the terminal that 'Big Red is Dead!' It was a sad flight home. I met my wife, Lynn Gerschefske, in VP-19. After the decommisioning, I transferred to VP-46 and 6 months later went to Diego Garcia. After which, I left active duty and now live in Michigan. Would love to hear from old friends...HEY, I finally grew up and got it together now!..." [ICQ # 14680477] [22MAY99]

DAWSON, Lynn (Gerschefske) lmd302@wmis.net "...I joined VP-19 on the last deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan and was with them until the end. I met my husband, Jason Dawson, while serving with VP-19. My maiden name is Gerschefske. I transfered to VP-40 until they moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in December 1993. I would like to hear from any Shipmates that I served with..." [E-Mail Updated 17SEP2005 | 23MAY99]

Memorial Picture "...Shipmate Pix DEATHERAGE, Paul E...I have a sad update to pass along; my dad, Paul E. Deatherage (ART 1c, VPB-119, 1944-45) passed away Sunday, 21 September 2008 - he was 83 years old. Dad was one of very few remaining WWII veterans who served with VPB-119. He was 17 years old when he enlisted in the navy in June of 1943 and served through the end of the War and received his honorable discharge in July of 1946. Dad was very proud of his time with VPB-119 and his WWII service. David C. Deatherage satx_dave@flash.net..." [23SEP2008]

DeCOSTA, CAPTAIN Daniel L. Retired sandidande@cox.net "...I served with VP-19 from November 1981 to December 1984, CPW-10, COMASWWINGPAC NAS North Island, San Diego, California, XO/CO ASWOC NAS North Island, San Diego, California, and XO/CO Reserve Forces NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I retired in 1998 and currently living in La Mesa, (San Diego) CA with my son AJ (11). Would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [25JAN2004]

DELLAPENNA, James wolf359jumppoint@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1969-1972) flying Radar/Mad with Crew-10. First deployment was NAS Iwakuni, Japan and second trip was NAS Cubi Point, Philippines with detachment to Utapao, Thailand. Moved to coastal Maine in 1975, then to Raleigh, NC in 1994. Very interested in hearing from VP-19 friends..." [E-Mail Updated 18JUL2019 | E-Mail Updated 17OCT2001 | 17FEB99]

DEURR, AZ3 John P. jdeurr@frontiernet.net "...I served with VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1966/1967..." [01DEC2010]

DeVARNEY, AWCS David "Devo" Retired navydevo@aol.com "...I was in VP-23 from 5-74 to 7-77, VP-19 from 11-78 to 5-82, FASO Det NAS Moffett Field, California from 7-82 to 10-85, VS-41 and VS-35 from 11-85 to 5-88, VP-50 from 5-88 to 4-90, AW Rate Training Manual/Advancement Exam writer (I still check for bombs) 5-90 to 5-93, VP-11 from 8-93 to 1-95, PMA-264 (sonobuoy office) from 2-95 to 1-98, and CNAP Aircrew Training 2-98 to 11-99. Currently organizing the Fleet AW Association..stop by at http://fleetaw.tripod.com..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 20JUN2000 | 02JUN98]

DICKINSON, CDR "JD" VXE6PXO@ICEHOUSE.MUGU.NAVY.MIL "...I was in VP-19 (82-85), VP-31 (85-88; flew the '87 NAS Moffett Field, California Airshow with Jim Alexander), Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) (90-91: NSO/Weapons Officer), VP-40 (91-93 as MO), and VXE-6 (98-99 as XO)..." [01APR98]

DILLON, Thomas L. thom.dillon555@gmail.com "...Attended ATN "A" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VP-31 (05/1965) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-46 (06/1965-06/1969), Communications Instructor (06/1969-11/1970), RP-31 COMNAVAIRPAC (12/1970-05/1974), VP-19 (06/1974-01/1980), NAVPRO Burbank (01/1980-01/1983), VP-50 (02/1983-08/1985), VP-47 (08/1985-09/1985..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAR2019 | 01OCT98]

DiVONA, CWO3 Mike Retired mvdivona@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-10 (1978) as a P-3 FE, two year tour on H-1s, VP-19 (1983-1986), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1986-1989), commissioned and reported to VP-62 (1989-1992), VP-64 (1993-1994) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and retired. Spent 15 years in construction and now have a great job with Lockheed as a A&P mechanic at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida..." [23NOV2011]

DODD, AECS John Retired doddallen@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-4 (received my aircrew wings as a FE) and VP-19 (1987-1989)..." [14FEB2013]

DODSON, Steven stevencdodson@aol.com "...I was a SS-2 and SS-1 VP-19 CREW 7 Blackeye Crew..." [09FEB2002]

DOMER, AM1(AW) Bradley domerb2000@yahoo.com "...I got my start in the "Big Red" VP-19 from 1988-1991, then on to AIMD @ NAS Moffett Field, California 1991-1993, VP-40 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington 1993-1998, then AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii & MALS-24 MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 1998-2001 to work with the Marines after they closed NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I then returned to the "rough" P-3 sea duty in VP-9 at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 2001-2005. HELLO 'PERDIEM'! It's now summer of 2005, and I have arrived back on the mainland at VX-30 NAS Point Mugu, California (good-bye perdiem)..." [BIO Updated 26AUG2005 | E-Mail Updated 26DEC2002 | BIO Updated 07APR2001]

DORRY, ADJC Donald (Hunky) D3605@AOL.COM "...My VP career started in 1957 with VP-6 at Barbers Point flying the P-2V-5F. I was first assigned to Crew 7 in PC-7. My pilot and Squadron XO was CDR. Ward. I was second mech and AD-2, LV Smith was PC. Made two deployments to Iwakuni and many short detachments to Midway and islands west. Departed VP-6, April 1960 for the new RAG (VP-31) forming up at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Continued flying in the P-2's both 5F's and 7's also cross trained in the P5M-2's. Was selected to start training on the new P-3V (later renamed to P-3A) and started going to factory schools all over the country. Attended the first F/E class that was taught by Lockheed Instructors at Det. NAS Moffett Field, California. After completing F/E training I was assigned to the training department and taught ground and flight school for the next two years. Transfered to VP-19 and made the 11 month deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. Departed the squadron Feb 1967 while it was on deployment at Iwakuni. Departed to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington for training as a A3 Nav and was assigned to VQ-2 at completion of training. NS Rota, Spain without a doubt was my best assignment in the navy. Originally went over for a 24 month tour and finally departed there 54 months later. Did a short tour (6 months) at VT-7 NAS Meridian. Managed to terminate my shore duty and was assigned to VQ-1 at NAS Aguna Guam. Went back through VP-31 for P3 F/E refresher training Spent most of that tour flying P-3's out of the graden spot, Danang. Pulled a tour of duty in Naples as VR-24's Maintenance Chief and a tour of duty at NAS Norfolk, Virginia in VAW-25 as Maintenance Chief. Retired from there with 23 years of service off the JFK at pier 12..." [10JUN98]

DOTSON, Jerry L. jldotson41@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-19 1958 thru 1961. I was in the tool crib in NAS Iwakuni, Japan (1958-1959?). In 1960 I was on Alaskan cruise NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska. I would like to get in touch with some of the guys I served with. Please email me..." [05JUN2000]

DOWNS, Edward G. edgbbacker1@aol.com "...I was stationed with VP-19 in the late 70's. I have found a few old photos of the squadron and wanted to see if anyone would be interested in them. Free of course..." [13MAR2007]

DUDLEY, ATN3 Terry "BO" pigpend@webtv.net "...I flew as a radio operator in VP-19 from the NAS Adak, Alaska deployment in '65 until my separation 1967. I flew in crew 3, crew 4, crew 11, and crew8. Had lots of fun and lots of serious times. Would love to hear from any of my VP buddies. I am retired now and live in Phoenix, AZ. If you're close, give me a call. Warpath 4-Out for now..." [21NOV98]

DUMIGAN, L. dumigan@rochester.rr.com "...I served with VP-19 from 1984-1988 and VP-93 from 1990-1996..." [E-Mail Updated 10MAR2003 | 20MAY99]

DUNLAP, AT2 Steve sr.dunlap@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAAS Fallon, Nevada, AMD NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-19 with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and VP-91 with deployments to NAS Agana, Guam, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAF Misawa, Japan and various intermediate points. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 10MAR2012 | 05OCT2009]

EAGLE, AOCS AW/NAC Lyle V. IV Feefifo65@aol.com "...Served with VP-19 "The Big Red" from NOV 84 to SEP 88. It was the best of times as you all know. I am currently serving with VP-4 in MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Alot has change since the daze of Olongapo but you know the deal. I would like to hear from CDR Ramariez (86-87) if anyone knows his wearabouts. Keep the faith - we had fun back then lest we forget...Presently on staff at CPRFP. Hey Moody Set 5" [E-Mail/BIO Updated 26SEP2002 | 23AUG99]

EDWARDS, CPO Harry L. Retired c/o Julia Edwards-Dake jgdake1@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1964-1968) and flew with CDR North. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [10MAR2016]

Memorial Picture "...EMBACH, AWCS Chuck Retired...It's my sad duty to share the news about the death of one of our VP-17 Shipmates. I received the attached email from Linda Embach last night, regarding AWC Chuck Embach's sudden death Thursday October 18, 2007. I know we've always considered Chuck to be a good friend, valued Shipmate and bright spot in our memories of our VP-17. He always had a smile and cheerful words to share. If any of you don't exactly recall, AWC Chuck Embach worked in the Ops Dept and did his daily magic with our flight schedule during our '75-78 deployments. Most of us didn't see a lot of Chuck because he was constantly buried behind his desk, trying to figure out some way to make the tasking fit our assets. Chuck served with VP-17, VP-19, VP-30, VP-48, VP-50 and VX-1..." Contributed by GOODMAN, AWCS Edward E. (Ed) Retired edusnret@gmail.com [22OCT2007]

UPDATE "...I was sorry to see the message about Chuck Embach passing away. He was a good friend and will be missed. He and his wife Linda attended many of the VP-48 Reunions..." COntributed by Lee Anderson vp48sugarfox1@gmail.com [24OCT2007]

EMBACH, AWCS Chuck Retired cwembach@gmpexpress.net "...I served with VP-50 (P5M Dec 64 - May 63), VP-48 (P5M Jul 63 - Dec 64), VX-1 (P2V, P-3A, P-3B Jan 65 - Dec 67), VP-19 (P-3B Jan 68 - Dec 70), VP-30 (P-3B, P-3C Jan 71 - Jul 74), VP-17 (P-3B Jul 74 - May 78), VX-1 (P-3C UP1, 2, 2.5 Oct 81 - May 85). Total of 11,500 flt hours as SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, Radio operator. Retired May 85 as AWCS..." [E-Mail Updated 26FEB2005 | 27JUL2000]

ENGLAND, Jim jim_england@hotmail.com "...Recently lost an old VP-buddy, and was searching the net for some background info on his squadron when I stumbled into this website. Great site! Within minutes found several crewmates from VP-19 days at NAS Moffett Field, California 68-70, and had an episode or two of severe deja vue. Trouble is, I look in my cruisebooks and those guys still look like they always did...I look in the mirror and wonder who that old guy looking back at me is...if I'd known I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself!..." [10FEB2000]

FALLON, AOCS Bob Retired bfallon@quik.com "...I served in VP-19 1982-85, VP-31 1985-88, VP-48 1988-91, CPW-2/CPWP 1991-94 and retired from VS-38 in 1998. If there any former, Shipmates out there that would like to get in touch send an email..." [13OCT2001]

FARLEY, CAPTAIN Randal "Randy" Retired laxdad80@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (01/1983-06/1986) and a NAV, TACCO, and Mission Commander on CAC-11. I retired after 30 years in September 2010. Have lived in San Diego off and on since 1991..." [10JUL2015]

FARRELL, Jerry jerryf@mail.ameritel.net "...I served in VP-19, 1968-69-70, VX-1, 1970, 74 and VP-45, 1974, 77..." [22JUN98]

FARRIS, AT2 Ormond Gene "Bud" abinv21@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-50 (previously VP-892) NAS Alameda, California from 1951 to January 1954. I was an AT2 and crewmember in SE 1 for the tour in NS Sangley Point, Philippines in 1952 as radio/radar operator. For the tour in NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1953 I headed up the radio/radar with W. L. "Lyle" Hahn. In 1954 I joined VP-19 and served 5 months in NAS Atsugi, Japan as a crewmember in P2V Neptunes. I have talked to Art Chris and Alford "Buddy" Westfall and would enjoy talking to any other Shipmates of those squadrons. After I left VP-19 in August 1954. The plane I flew in as a crewman was shot down 40 miles off the coast of Siberia (September 4th, 1954) and the our Navigator went down with the plane..." [04MAR2008]

FAULL, John A. (Faullguy) faullguy@ccnmail.com "...Served in VP-48 '87-'89, then VP-19 "89-"91 when the Navy sent me to nursing school. From there severed aboard th USS Carl Vinson for 3 months. Now I'm working as an RN in Sacramento, Ca. Sure miss all you VP guys! Love to hear from ya!..." [27JUL2000]

FAYO, Johnny jfayo@cableone.net "...I served with VP-19 from 1963 to 1966. We deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I worked with the survival equipment..." [E-Mail Updated 10MAY2004 | 12JAN2003]

FEHNEL, ADCS(AW) Gary Retired garyf7193@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-16 (1975-1979), AIMD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1979-1982), VP-24 (1982-1985), NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1985-1989) Instructor, VP-19 (1989-1991) and Recruit Training Center, Orlando, FL (1991-1993). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 23NOV2011 | 01MAY2004]

FINDLEY, CDR Ronald C. Retired rbfind@aol.com "...VP-6, 1958-60, P2V-5F, (with then LCDR Wally Sharp) VP-19, 1964-65, P-3A/B, NAS Moffett Field, California/Ada VO-67, 1967-68, OP2E, Plane Commander with CAPT Sharp. Was glad to hear from Herb about proposed July 3, 99 LV Reunion for VO-67. Seems the last time I spoke to Herb was when I ordered him to "bail out," which he quickly did!..." [18OCT98]

FIRTH, AXAA Bob rfirth55@yahoo.com "...AXAA-assigned to VP-19 from October 1974 thru May 1976. Remember the wild times at NAS Moffett Field, California..." [E-Mail Updated 26FEB2006 | 13SEP98]

FLOYD, CDR Tim B. "Pink" Retired timothy.b.floyd@lmco.com "...I served with VP-19 (Big Red) from July 1981 to October 1984, USS Enterprise (CVN-65) from March 1987 to July 1989, Navy War College from July 1989 to September 1990, VP-45 (Pelicans) from September 1991 to July 1993, OPNAV (N889) from July 1993 to January 1996, NAVAIR from February 1996 to 2001, and retired out of NAVAIR as the Deputy, P-3 International Programs in May 2001. I have been with Lockheed Martin since June 2001 as Lockheed Martin's Mission System Program Manager for the P-3 (Multimission Maritime Aircraft) replacement program. Hello to all of my old friends that may read this. Please feel free to write me at my e-mail. Pink..." [E-Mail/BIO Updatd 18MAY2004 | BIO Updated 20JUL2000 | E-Mail Updated 05OCT98 | 19DEC97]

FORD, Don donaldtpattyi@webtv.net "...I served VP-19 out of NAS Alameda, California from 1953 to 1956. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11OCT2006]

FORD, Lyndall C. lford4@comcast.net "...VP-19 from Aug 1959 to Aug 1962. VP-24 from Mar 1966 to Jul 1968. Current residence is in Olathe, Kansas..." [21JAN2005]

FORSAITH, AT1(NAC) E. R. (DIRTY ED) Retired eforsaith@mediaone.net "...Joined VP-50 as ATSAN 1961. Departed 1963 as ATR2(ac) FFT VP-19. Departed VP-19 6/95 at NAS Adak, Alaska as first tech 151350 FFT. Shore duty NAS Oceana FFT project TRIM NAS Patuxent River, Maryland FFT RVN 02 1968 VAH-21 8/68 FFT RVAH 13 Albany Ga FFT. VF-124 (topgun? ((f8)), VFP-63 FRAMP FFT VAW-14 FFT VAW-117 FFT...Retired 10/79..." [E-Mail Updated 02JUN2001 | 27MAR98]

FOUSHEE, Mike MFOUSHEE@TRIAD.RR.COM "...I served with VP-19 and VP-46. I would like to hear from any Shipmates who knew me..." [26JAN2001]

FOWELLS, LCDR Frank L. Retired c/o His Daughter Jody Fowells jodyspec4@hotmail.com "...Hi, found this great web site trying to find some of my father's old VP buddies. Here's his bio: LCDR Frank L. Fowells (RET). Started out with VT-6 at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida from about '72-'74. From there went to VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California from '75-'79. He was PC on Crew 6. Deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska and to NAS Misawa, Japan at least once. Left active duty for the private sector and joined VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from '80-'81. He currenly flies for USAirways. He doesn't have a computer, but would love to here fromany of his old Shipmates. He can be contacted through me until I get his permission to give out his address..." [23OCT2000]

FOX, Brad Washinaway@aol.com "...I was in VP-19 (Bigred) from 1986 to Decom. I worked in the Powerplants Shop. I would like to here from any of my old Shipmates. I left VP-19 to go to Eltoro Ca VMFAT-101 FA-18 and broke my back in 1993. I became a civi in 1994 and have worked in the Avation field since. I now work in WA on B737, B747, B757, and B727 aircraft. Please look me up! I would love to here from you all..." [24JUN99]

FRUSH, AFCM James W. Retired jfrush02@comcast.net "...Served with NAMTD (1961-06/1965) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (taught P-3 Aircraft Maintenance), VP-19 (07/1965-08/1968) as Airframes Shop Chief, VP-10 (09/1970-04/1974) as Maintenance Chief and retired November 1st, 1976. I would like to hear from former shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 12OCT2012 | E-Mail Updated 26MAR2005 | 04DEC97]

FRYE, CWO4 Dock Retired dockfrye@comcast.net "...I served with VW-1 (1964 to 1966), VP-19 (1966 to 1969), VP-91 (1971 to 1973), VP-50 (1973 to 1977), TSC NAS Agana, Guam (1977 to 1979), ASWOC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1979 to 1982); ASWOC NS Rota, Spain (1982 to 1985), HS-1 (1985 to 1989), Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) (1989 to 1992) and CPW-11 (1992 to 1993). I couldn't get it right so I gave up and retired in 1993. I'd be happy to hear from..." [E-Mail Updated 28AUG2008 | 19JAN98]

GADOMSKI, AO3 Rich AOCUSNRET@AOL.COM "...I was Lt. Dale Rowlands tailgunner on Crew 6. Perry Young found me. I want to thank everyone involved in the NAS Corpus Christi, Texas/VAH-21 Reunion for the fine job that they did. Take Care and looking forward to Pensacola. Served with VP-9, VP-16, VP-19, and VP-31 along with VAH-21..." [BIO Updated 06OCT2001 | 03JUN2000]

GAINES, CWO2 Thomas P. Retired cwo2gaines@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (01/1972-07/1976), NSD Subic Bay (1976-1978), COMNAVDAC - COMmander, NAVal Data Automation Command (1978-1980) at Washington, DC, COMNAVFORJAPAN - COMmander, US NAVal FORces, JAPAN (1980-1984) at Yokosuka, COMFAIRWESTPAC - COMmander Fleet AIR, WESTern PACific (1984-1985) at NAS Atsugi, Japan, VA-56 (1985-1986) aboard the USS Midway (CV-41), VA-97 (1986-1989) aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) / NAS Lemoore, California, PSD - Personnel Support Detachment (1989-1991 at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and COMNAVSUPPFOR - COMmander, NAVal SUPPort FORce Antarctica - Operation Deep Freeze (1991-1994)..." [E-Mail Updated 09APR2014 | 28DEC2000]

GALLOWAY, Fred J. n6pra@verizon.net "...I served with VP-19 from December 1972 to July 1975 as a Aircrew Radio Opererator with Crew-10. I had a great time with good friends. I got out of electronics and layed bricks for 30 years - what was I thinking? I did get to build my airplane N529FG (Model: RV9A). There is an article about my aircraft (and me) at: KitPlans - Flight Reports - The $30,000 RV-9A..." [15APR2009]

GALLUP, AWC(NAC) Mark G. Retired mauitrojanchief@aol.com "...I served with VP-31, VP-19, FASO NAS Moffett Field, California, VS-41, VS-33 (USS Ranger CV-61), VS-29 (aka BS-29) (USS Carl Vinson CVN-70), FASO NAS North Island, San Diego, California, ASWOC NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (Command Chief) and ASWOC NAS North Island, San Diego, California (Command Chief). I would like to hear from former Shipmates...Looking for old friend, Danny Bailey, who served in VP-40 during the same timeframe (1975-1978). Lost track when I left NAS Moffett Field, California for NAS North Island, San Diego, California based VS squadrons. If anyone can help, please contact me..." [BIO Updated 10FEB2021 | E-Mail Updated 05DEC2014 | BIO Updated 04MAY2007 | BIO Updated 30DEC2004 | 10JAN98]

GARTNER, AD1 Gary K. garylc04@sbcglobal.net "...Started out my 1st inlistment on USS Independence as a GMGSN from 1972 - 1978, lots of port calls in the Med & all over, did things I can't mention for my country during that time. 2nd enlistment in VP's. AD2. Served in VP-19 from May 1980 to August 1984 and transfered to VX-5 from 1984-87, made AD1 after a yr. Honorably Discharged and stayed in the aviation field ever since. Worked for Lockheed Support systems Inc./ Kay & Associates Inc. in Sadi Arabia "gulf war" working for the Kawati government/ Northwest Airlines, short time, no excitment/ Cessna Aircraft Co. for 10 yrs, got bored/ and still going..." [08AUG2006]

Memorial Picture "...GATES, J. Herbert...Graveside services for J. Herbert Gates will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, December 1, 2008, with Reverend Aubrey Whitlock and Reverend David Blackburn officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria. Mr. James Herbert Gates, died Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at home with wife and family present. He was in the U. S. Navy Reserve from September 15, 1941, until January 4, 1946. He was commissioned a Naval Aviator on August 28, 1942, and served two tours in the South Pacific Theater. The first was in VP-24 flying "Dumbo (rescue) Missions" in PBY flying boats. The second tour was at the battle of Iwo Jima as a Patrol Plane Commander in VPB-19, Crew 15..." WebSite: The Town Talk http://www.thetowntalk.com/ [30NOV2008]

GERMAN, AZ2(AW) Charlie rgerman@cnetech.com "...I'm no longer in the military and I would very much like to find some old friends. What a great time I had in VP-19! There are a few people here in Lemoore, Ca. from VP-19 that would like to have a Reunion. I'd love to set one up. Was in VP-19 from 1989 until decom. Anyone interested please Email me. Do you think we could get the BIG RED BAND for entertainment????..." [09AUG98]

GEROW, Bill wgerow@aol.com "...I was the first Electrician to attend F/E training in the P-3A 1961, I served with VP-19 at that time. I transferred to VP-31, and served 4 years shore duty as a Flight Engineer Flight and ground instructor. I transferred toVP-40 and served one tour, including a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I would like to hear from any of my old Shipmates. Thanks..." [31JAN2000]

GIBSON, AD3 Glenn glenngibson@cox.net "...I served with VP-19 from 83-86 made the NSF Diego Garcia and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployments. Looking back they weren't so bad. This site brought back a lot of old memories some good (like coming home from NSF Diego Garcia) some not so good (like going to NSF Diego Garcia). I left the Navy in 1986 but returned in 1989 to serve with VP-17 until I was injured and unable to continue causing trouble, I mean serving, in 1991. I would love to hear from some of the Shipmates I served with in powerplants, airframes, avionics, AW's, FE's, heck just the whole gang with VP-19. I have pictures of a lot of my Shipmates from that time..." [E-Mail Updated 17FEB2006 | 17MAY2005]

GIBSON, James C. "Hoot" JIMSAMICHFAN@AOL.COM "...Assigned to VP-19 from November 1976 through September 1979. Proudly served as A-C Ordnanceman on Crew 8..." [17DEC2001]

GILBERT, AOCS Frederic E. "Chief Gil" Retired fegil2@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-31 (1975-1977) as Nuclear Weapons School Loading School Instructor and VP-19 (1977-1980) as QA Representative and as AO Shop Supervisor with deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Misawa, Japan and NAS Adak, Alaska. Was sadden to learn of the passing of MCPO Cox and AOC Castro. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12NOV2014]

GIPSON, AK Kenneth R. neptun19@comcast.net "...I was an Aviation Storekeeper Striker with VP-19 from August 1962 to 1963 stationed at NAS Alameda, California. I was on TAD duty to NAS Moffett Field, California when we received our first P-3. It was actually called a P-3V-1 for a short time. I was later transferred to VP-90 at NAS Glenview, Illinois after serving three years on the Chief of Naval Reserve Staff in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I was assigned to VP-90 from 1979 to 1981 as head of Material Control. I always enjoyed my years in the VP Squadrons. I was an Airman (AK) called up from NAS Dallas, Texas. I was assigned to VP-872 at NAS Alameda, California and was with the squadron during all of the nuclear test in the pacific. While at Christmas Island, I was assigned to the flight line crew and worked long hours while the aircrews were racking up all of those flight hours. I remember fondly those months on Christmas Island and Johnson Island. I remember the trips to Por London to visit the British Navy Base and their version of ships stores. Also enjoyed their club. After my tour with VP-872, I served another 19 years in the Navy, retiring in 1984. I can say without a doubt, I think of those days with VP-872 more than any other tour in my career. I still have a patch and photos of the flight line at Christmas Island as well a s a well worn purple ball cap with white letters VP-872. I am currently employed with Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth Texas, responsible for all flight test support for the F-22 at Edwards Air Force Base. I make it out to California often and would like to attend a reunion. I also am currently designing a radio control model of the P2V-5FS and will finish it in the paint scheme of "Bean Stalk 1". Fair Winds and Following Seas..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 29SEP2004 | 26MAR2000]

GOFF, AO2 Alan R. agoff@spb.swfpac.navy.mil "...I served with VP-19. I would be interested in talking to my old Shipmates..." [21APR2003]

GOFF, Bryan bmgoff@sbcglobal.net "...USN 1986-90 P-3c USNR 1990-95 P-3b/c AW2 SS-1 - I was trained in VP-30 on the east coast but ended up in VP-19 on the west coast. I did a short "tour" in VP-44 as an observer while I was in VP-30. I had the time of my life in NAS Misawa, Japan in 89...saw NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, the NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Korea and got to play with REAL subs. I got out in 1990 and went to college but stayed in the reserves in VP-92 where I got to see some east coast ports like NS Rota, Spain and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Most of the real bad guys were gone by then but I still loved it. In 1995 the squadron moved to Maine a little too far for me. I got out and I miss it but at least I can still tell sea stories. I would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 13MAY2007 | E-Mail Updated 31JUL2002 | 26APR99]

GOFORTH, Roy Retired rbbugbite@aol.com "...Graduated Pre-flight Class 24-57, choose multi-engine, finished flight school with time in T-34, SNJ,T-28, SNB, S2F-1, P2V-3, P2V-2, and P4M-1. Joined VP-19 March '57 while deployed in NAS Iwakuni, Japan in P2V-7 June 16 '57, a VQ aircraft was attacked, crew mambers wounded, one engine out, our Crew 7 went out and escorted them to an airfield, landed safely. Copilot was Vince Anania, father-in-law to 2004 Vice Present canidate John Edwards. Discharged from active duty July 62. Joined VS in NAS Norfolk, Virginia April 63 and retired with 23 years for retirement. Living in Fayetteville, NC..." [27NOV2004]

GOODER, AE Ted a85riv@q.com "...I served with VP-19 from 1961 to 1964 out of NAS Alameda, California and NAS Moffett Field, California..." [E-Mail Updated 08SEP2010 | 13JUN2010]

GOSA, AMCS Johnny M. "Mike" Retired jmgosa@hotmail.com "...I served with AIMD at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1967), VP-45 (1970-1971), VP-48 (1971-1973) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-19 (1984-1987), VT-23, VT-24, VT-31, VR-24, VRC-30, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, CTW3 Staff at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas and retired in 1991..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAY2013 | 20JUN2003]

GREEN, Jeff snowtigger43@hotmail.com "...Served in VP-19 76-79. Made 2 NAS Adak, Alaska Dets and the NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment 12/77-6/78. Was in check crew most of the time. Anyone know where ADC Lyle Green or AD1 Dennis Lusk are?..." [06FEB2001]

GREEN, Tim TJNSM@aol.com "...Flew with BIG RED (VP-19) from 76-78 - Crew 9 SS1 "Fine Time Nine." This page brings back FUN memories. Where do you think Bruce Dowler is? Already re-met old freinds. Still hang out with SS3 Craig Silver from time to time. Take care all you BIG RED people. Love to here from some of the crazies from back then. Stay cool and fly low..." [07AUG98]

GRIFFITH, AW2 Tom thomas.m.griffith@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-19 from 1981 to 1983 as a SS2..." [28APR2009]

GRISHAM, ALAN Mearl mearl.grisham@verizon.net "...I was a member of VP-871 and VP-19 from October 1951 through May 1954. Radio Op & waist gunner on Lt Westburgs crew. We flew 47 missions, rotating 2 weeks dropping flares out of Kimpo, Korea and patroling the China Sea. Also on Lt Pierre's crew in VP-19. I was in NAS Atsugi, Japan when the PB4Y2 went down Lt Johnson's crew. I would be glad to hear from anyone..." [E-Mail Updated 27MAY2002 | 28JUN2000]

GRUVER, ATC Tom gruverta@hotmail.com "...I was stationed with VP-10 from 1979-1983, NAMTGD NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-19, and again with VP-10 FROM 1991- 1997. Now I'm finising my career with NAWC VP PROJECTS IN NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I'm looking forward to hearing from any of my old running partners..." [12MAR98]

HARDY, JOHN "JW" HYPNOTYK@EMAIL.MSN.COM "...As a past flight engineer of VP-19 "CREW 8" from 79-82 It is good to see some of the names from the past. Guys like DIRTY DAVE DEVARNEY, JACK LYONS, LONNIE HARKINS, MIKE WEST just to mention a few. Those name and many more will live in infamy on the walls of TACO CHARLIE'S. The CHICKEN LIVES! Maybe spread a little thinner than it once was but IT's ALIVE!!!" Look forward to hearing from some of you not so young liberty hounds..." [08JUN99]

HARRISON, AT2 Lisa lislynhar@yahoo.com "...My first squadron was VP-19 (Big Red) and I was there from 1990 to decomm. I wish I had had more time with the folks in VP-19, as I felt like they were the greatest and a very tightknit group. After decommisioning I went to VP-47 until '95. I had a great time in 47 also and would love to reconnect with some old friends. After VP-47 I did instructor duty in NAS Memphis, Tennessee and then NAS Pensacola, Florida and got out of the Navy in '98. I spent two year in NAS Sigonella, Sicily where I ran into a few friends and now live in Tampa, Fl and work as a training specialist. (I was an AT2 in the Navy, by the way). I have a long list of people I would love to hear from, but three of the hardest to locate are probably going to be AE Juan Martinez, who was in VP-47 forever then went to AIMD in San Diego, PR Jodie Biser- she was also in VP-47 a very long time; and Robin Anderson who was an AT in VP-31 and was still living in the Bay Area when I last talked to her. If anyone can help me locate these folks I would really appreciate it..." [23OCT2001]

HARRISON, AOC(AW/NAC) Terry L. Retired terrylharrison01@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-31 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from June to October 1982, VP-44 CAC-11 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1982 to 1985, NAVCRUITDIST San Antonio NRS Austin, TX from 1985 to 1987, NAVRES EEAP Austin, TX from 1987 to 1988, VP-19 CAC-11 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1988 to 1989, VP-50 (ground ordie!!) NAS Moffett Field, California from 1989 to 1991, CPW-10 NAS Moffett Field, California from February to June 1991, VP-30 NAS Moffett Field, California from June to October 1991, USS Abraham Lincoln G-3 DIV Alameda 1991-1992, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Weapons LPO from 1992 to 1995, VAQ-138 Yellowjackets NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1995 to 1999, HS-10 Warhawks NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1999 to 2002, and retired November 2002. I now work as a defense contractor for NAS North Island, San Diego, California Weapons AD&C..." [BIO Updated 15OCT2003 | 20FEB2000]

HARTER, Jeffrey Retired jharter50@att.net "...Nickmame JC 1970 to74 VP-9 NAS Moffett Field, California P-3b radioman 1977 to 83 VP-26 NAS Brunswick, Maine P-3b IFT P-3c IFT best buddy whom i always hung with TJ carr1983 to 89 VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California retired with 7000 flight hours really miss those flight crew days..." [BIO Updated 19SEP2015 | BIO Updated 09JUL2015 | BIO Updated 20JUN2015 | E-Mail Updated 16APR2009 | E-Mail Updated 11MAY2008 | E-Mail/BIO 08NOV2006 | 16JAN2000]

HARVILLE, AOC Larry Retired saraharville@earthlink.net "...I was an A0C when I retired in 1975. VP-17 (VA(HM)-10) 1956 to 1960. VP-2 1960 to 1962. VP-31 NAS North Island, San Diego, California 1962 to 1964. VP-6 1964 to 1968. AO Class "B" school 1968 to mid 1969. VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California 1969 1971. VP-19 1971 to 1975. NAS Alameda, California Wepons Department till retirement 1975. Would like to find AE-2 John Linkenhiemer who was a member of VP-17 crew 3 on the NAS Kodiak, Alaska deployment of 1959. Other members of that crew were LT. Bob Weller, past away. ENS Paul Stevekin. Enlisted members were ADR-1 George Kelsea Plane Captain, who lives in Lexington Park, MD. ADR-3 Pat Shanklin 2nd wrench, who lives in Snora, CA. AN Governelli 3rd wrench, whereabouts unknown. AT-3 Marvin Dirks radio, who lives in Greeley, CO. AT-2 Walter K. O'Dowd radar, past away June 30 this year. AT-3 John Thompson whereabouts unknown. Sure would like to find John Thompson, Governelli and John Linkenheimer. I am in contact with George Kelsea, Marvin Dirks and Pat Shanklin. If you know me or would like to speak to an old cannon cocker contact me..." [28OCT2001]

HAY, Chuck CHAY2@COX.NET "...I served with VP-19 Crew 9 Plane Commander from 1972-1975. Deployments included NAS Cubi Point, Philippines in 1972, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan in 1973, and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines 1974-1975. Working with some other Shipmates to locate and maintain address list on other BIG RED members. Give me a comm check. Thanks..." [05JAN2003]

HAYNES, Richard A. Jr. rick.haynes36@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (11/1985-1989), VP-19 (1989-1991), VP-31 (1991-1993) and VP-46 (1993-04/1994). I currentley live in Cincinnati, Ohio..." [14DEC2011]

HENNING, LCDR Harvey Retired harvhenn@erols.com Shipmate Pix Circa 1954 "...Served with VP-871 from September 1952 through March 1953 and VP-19 from April 1953 through November 1954 ..." [18JUN2000]

HENRICHSEN, ATC Gerald "Jerry" Retired nnn0tjr@navymars.org "...I served with VP-19 from September 1956 to July 1959. We deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska in 1957 and NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 1959. Went to NAS Agana, Guam in 1958, I believe, for 2 weeks. Anyone out there remember any of this?..." [BIO Updated 18JUL2003 | 08JAN2003]

HESS, AW3 Jack T. jthess@hotmail.com" "...Served with VP-19 from '79-'82, would like to hear from any of my old shipmates!..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAY2000 | E-Mail Updated 20OCT98 | 03JAN98]

HILL, ADCS Daniel E. Retired dehill@dhlairways.com "...Joined September 1964 and retired September 1988. Served as F/E VP-9 65-69, VRF-32 69-70, VP-22 70-73, NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 73-76, VQ-4 (C130 F/E) 76-78, VP-44 78-80, NADC Warminster, PA 80-84, and VP-19 84-88. I would enjoy hearing from some of the Shipmates I was fortunate enough to have served with..." [18MAR2002]

HINES, CDR Brad Retired bbtkhines@aol.com "...I served with VP-40 from 1976-1979, surviving "Death Crew 3". Joined COMPATWINGSPAC staff in 1979 to help establish the Weapons Test Trainer (WST) Squadron Training and Evaluation Team, then transferred to CPW-10 when it was re-established in 1981. Spent three years as XO, then CO of NAVFAC Antigua, West Indies from 1982 to 1985 doing SOSUS. Returned to NAS Moffett Field, California to run CPWP's TTT in 1985 and then as a Department Head and instructor in VP-31 until 1987. Moved across the field to Big Red (VP-19) working for "Little Red" just in time to establish the first VP Det to operate out of Saudi Arabia in the Gulf "Imminent Danger Area". After Training and Ops O jobs, went to CTF-72 as Plans O to develop the MPA/Sea Control campaign for OPLAN 5000. In 1989 was first VP rep on staff to teach at Tactical Training Group Pacific (San Diego). Commanded Navy Recruiting District San Diego from 1992 to 1994. Went to a NATO tour outside of London from 1994 to 1997 (tried to teach Europeans about the virtues of California wine). Returned to recruiting as Director of Operations and Deputy Commander for the Northeast U.S. Navy Recruiting Region (15 states + Europe). Retired in 2000 and now work for Lockheed Martin, Undersea Systems in Syracuse, NY. Please keep in touch!..." [E-Mail Updated 16NOV2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 03SEP2002 | 14FEB2000]

HOGAN, AT Jack JOHNIRISHJACK@AOL.COM "...Joined VP-9 in 1953 after AT school. Flew in LT Patterson's crew. Deployed to NAS Atsugi, Japan. Flew patrol Korea 38th to Vladivostok. Ran across picture of CB5, 6&8 with Mt. Fugi in background, on the InterNet submitted by CDR. A. G. Alexander. I was in plane that photo was taken from. Have a large framed original copy on my wall. Seems like yesterday..." [03DEC2001]

HOGAN, AO1 John (Jack) S. jhogan@neurocare.org "...I served, as Air Crew in VP-19 from 1975 untill I retired in 1978. I Loved flying and racked up 2000 hours in about 24 months. I live in Texas and raise horses & grand-children. I would lile to receive E-Mail from shipmates..."

HOLLEBEKE, AWC Van "Chief Beke" Retired vanholl@worldnet.att.net "...I came to VP-31 as an AW-2 from the VS community IN San Diego in May 1976. My first tour of duty as an instructor in the P-3B lasted until from Apr 76 - May 79. From there, I went to Recruiting Duty until Sep. 1980. Made a tour to NAS Keflavik, Iceland from Aug 80 - Dec 83. Departed the land of Fire and Ice to Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) at NAS Moffett Field, California in Jan 1984. After making AWC, I Left Wing-10 in Apr 87 to join VP-19 just before deployment to Diego Garcia. I spent the next 3 years as the AW shop chief and retired from the USN while attached to VP-19 in NAS Misawa, Japan in Dec. 1990. Am now living in Washington State..." [16FEB99]

HOLLINSWORTH, AWC Jack Retired jhollinsw@yahoo.com "...I started my VP tours with VP-2 in Feb 1956, I ended my tours with VP-1 in NOV 1981. In between there was VP-17, VP-31, VP-19 CRAZY CATS [ARMY], ASWOC P.I., and ASWOC School Dam Neck. Would like to hear from anyone who knew me or has heard of me. Retired from the Navy in Nov 81 and retired from construction Nov 98..." [21FEB99]

HOLT, Ken kaholt66@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-2 from 8/65 - 5/67. I was an AZ3 at the time, working in Maintenance Control as Logs and Records keeper. I did the '66 deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and was on the first Det to Viet Nam and stayed there from 5/66 to 8/66, worked nights and rode shotgun for the busses picking up the crews. At any rate, I got out of the navy in May '67 and stayed out for three and a half years. When I came back to the navy in Sept '70, I changed my rate to AE and went to AE-"A" school in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Upon completion of training there and P-3 training at NAS Moffett Field, California (NAMTRADET 1012), I went to VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I stayed in VP-22 from '71 to '73. I made AE-2 in VP-22 and made the '72 Naha Okinawa deployment. That was the era of "Canadian Geese", when Cdr. Canada was the C.O.. I worked for AE1 Jim Watt at the time and then, AE-2 Jack With. We had a real good crew of AEs back then. I remember Jeff Powers, Bob Driscoll, Al Ferguson, AEC Pointer and several others that I remember their faces but can't think of their names. I had a good buddy named Jeff Kephart (AD2) that I've been trying to locate for years, so if anyone knows how I can contact him, please let me know. When I left VP-22 in July '73, I went to AV-I "B" school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee and after that I was sent to USS Ranger (CV-61) for two years as ship's company in AIMD. I made AE-1 while attached to Ranger. After a good tour on Ranger I went to VA-121 in NAS Lemoore, California until they disestablished and I was sent to VA-122, TAD to AIMD. I swapped orders with another AE in AIMD and took his orders to VR-30, NAS Alameda, California, where I was the Electric shop supervisor / Maintenance Control watchstander. When the Squadron changed home ports to San Diego, I terminated my shore duty and went to VP-47 at NAS Moffett Field, California (after FRAMP training with VP-31) and I was the AE Shop Supervisor. We deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan in '79 and had an aircraft experience three engine shut down on the transpac back to NAS Moffett Field, California. I believe that was RD-11, with T. J. Templeton as the F/E on board. I made AEC and I was made the AV/ARM Division Chief. We deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan in February of '81, that was one cold SOB. I worked Maintenance Control (Early Crew) for the rest of my time in the Squadron. In May '82 I went to Instructor Training in San Diego and then went to NAMTRADET 1012, "Orion University" at NAS Moffett Field, California. I was the AE Phase Chief and I also taught the P-3C "O" level Electrical Systems course and the LTN-72 "O" level maintenance. I was the Assistant Aircraft Division Chief too. When I left NAMTRADET 1012, I went to VP-19 for my last year in the Good 'Ole Nav. I was the Expediter and Maintenance Control Chief and made a deployment back to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and I left the Squadron there and came back to NAS Moffett Field, California to "Muster Out" and retired August '86. Since that time, I was a NAESU Tech Rep at NAS Moffett Field, California for 9 years, spent one year at NADEP NAS Alameda, California in the ARIES II Modification section, working in engineering, and I'm currently working for the FAA as an Aviation Safety Inspector in San Francisco Certificate Management Office, where we manage the operating certificate for United Airlines. I've just recently discovered this web site and I see a lot of names of people from the past that I'm going to contact, so if any old "Shipmates" out there want to contact me, please do. I don't have an e-mail address at home yet, but when I do, I'll let you know..." [E-Mail Updated 06APR99 | 17MAR99]

HOOD, AE2 JEFF dhood@hctc.net "...I departed the Navy in 1994, from VP-9 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I was a Flight Engineer. Also served in VP-31 for 4 years as a ground pounder. Did a short tour with VP-19 until they decommissioned. Would like to hear from some of my old Shipmates. I presently work in San Antonio at an Aircraft Maintenance Facility as a certified Avionics Tech. I do miss the travel, friends and especially FLYING!..." [19AUG99]

HOOP, Roger rogerlmar@aol.com "...I am currently a Lockheed P-3 Electronic Field Representative. I went throught the Engineering Maintenance Design effort on the Prototype P-3. Also spent time at NAS Moffett Field, California with VP-9, VP-19, VP-46 from 1964/66 then 1973/75. I still have all my P-3 Orion Field Service Digests from P-3A through P-3C's..." [06AUG99]

HORNE, CAPTAIN Fred B. U. S. Naval War College "...Captain Fred B. Horne, a native of Bristol, Virginia, is a 1976 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Upon graduation he attended flight training and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in January 1978. Captain Horne's first operational assignment was with VP-19 based at NAS Moffett Field, California where he participated in fleet operations at deployment sites in Alaska, Japan and the Republic of the Philippines. In August 1981 Captain Horne reported to the Naval Academy where he served on the staff of the Commandant of Midshipmen. Captain Horne was next assigned to Commander, Fleet Air Keflavik and assumed the duties of Flag Secretary and later Mission Control and Evaluation Officer. Additionally he served as staff liaison to the Royal Navy onboard HMS Ark Royal for significant NATO operations in the North Sea in 1986. Following this tour Captain Horne was ordered to the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Upon his graduation in March 1988 he joined VP-26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. During this tour he served as squadron Operations Officer and participated in deployed operations in the Mediterranean and Black Seas and the North Atlantic. He reported to VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California in November 1990 and assumed the duties of squadron Executive Officer. He assumed command of the squadron in October 1991. In June 1992 Captain Horne decommissioned VP-50 and reported for a second time to the Naval Academy where he served on the Commandant's Staff as a Battalion Officer. In October 1995 Captain Horne was assigned to the Joint Staff where he served in the Operations Directorate as Deputy Chief, Counternarcotics, Division. He was assigned to the Air War College, Montgomery, Alabama as a student in August 1998. After graduation in June 1999, he reported once again to Commander, Fleet Air Keflavik in Iceland where he served as Chief of Staff. He was also assigned additional duty as the Naval Component Commander for the Iceland Defense Force. Captain Horne became the eleventh Director of the Naval Staff College in August 2001. Captain Horne's awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star and the Navy Commendation Medal with 2 gold stars. He holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College..." [31MAY2003]

HOWARD, Bobby boje80@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-4 from August 1978 til August 1980. Had a great time. I was a Warrant and worked in maintenance. I had come from NAS Dallas, Texas and my detailer told me that if I took a tour in VP-4 he would send me back to NAS Dallas, Texas to retire. Had a strange career. Started off in Ground Approach Radar in 1956 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and ended my career at a GRound Approach Radar site in NAS Dallas, Texas. CDR West was the Commanding Officer when I was in the squadron. I was in 3 Patrol Sqs, VP-19, VP-7, and of course VP-4 and the rest of my career was in G C A Units..." [06MAY2001]

HOWELL, Willie Dean howellw1948@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-48, VP-19, VP-40, VP-31, two tours VAP-61, USS Constellation, and NADEP Alameda, California..." [13DEC2005]

HUBER, ADJ3 Richard 725rhh@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (06/1964-07/1965) at NAS Moffett Field, California with a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska (10/1964-07/1965). I worked in Power Plants. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 07AUG2016 | 21MAR2004]

HUDSON, AT3 Bill beonwater@yahoo.com "...It's been a long time since I have seen that VP-19 logo, great memories of NAS Moffett Field, California and NAF Misawa, Japan deployment! 1989 was a VERY good year! Remember the Big Storm? How about the Airshow turnout? Both in NAF Misawa, Japan 89'..." [13SEP2007]

HUGHES, Larry rolahu@mail.cvn.net "...I served 5 years with VP-19, NAS Alameda, California from 1958-62. Looking for any of the guys especially flight crew members. I was ordnance man on the Exec. plane most of the time..." [18JAN98]

HUMMEL, AO2 Jon our1880redbarn@aol.com "...I served with VP-19 on Crews 4 and 11. I would not trade my experience for anything. This is a great site for all of us to get back together and remember and be thank full. The unity created after flying together for 13 hours, day in and out is like nothing I've ever experienced in civilian life..." [E-Mail Updated 13APR2004 | 24DEC98]

HUMPHREY, W. E. JR. (BILL) OLNAVBILL@AOL.COM "...I was attached to VP-19 DEC. 1970 to SEPT. 1973. Iwakuni- NAS Cubi Point, Philippines - NAHA deployments. Reserve Squadrons VP-2019 (VP-65) NAS Point Mugu, California, VP-91 NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-93 Selfridge (NAF-Detroit). Retired from the reserve in 1996 at Naval Reserve Center St. Louis, MO. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates. Smooth sailing to all..." [15AUG98]

HUSBY, IS1 Russ Retired rhusby@usd.edu "...I served in VP-19, NAS Moffett Field, California from 78-82. Found some old friends I plan on contacting..." [10JUN98]

Memorial Picture "...IRWIN, AVCM Richard M...I am sorry to report that Rich passed away October 31, 2010 in Hawaii. Rich served with VP-4, VP-19, VPU-2 and ASATD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, ..." Contributed by KUSMIERZ, CWO4 Richard T. Retired kusi555@hotmail.com [21JAN2011]

IRWIN, AVCM Richard M. Retired aloharich@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 from 1971 to 1979, ASATD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1979 to 1982, VP-4 Special Projects in 1982; VPU-2 Plankowner from 1982 to 1989 (Crew 14 Dark Forces) and September 1989 to present double-dipping sandcrab at Pacific Missile Range, Barking Sands, Kauai. Would like to hear from VP-19 Admin Officer LT Johnson; VPU-2 Jim Riley..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08FEB2006]

JACOBSON, ATC Clyde "Chief Jake" Retired clydejacobson@comcast.net "...I served with VR-21 (1967-1970), VP-31 (1971-1975), VP-46 (1976-1979), NAS Moffett Field, California AIMD (1980-1983), VP-19 (1983-1986) with trips to NAS Millington, Tennessee for the best Electronics Training int the world! I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [21DEC2016]

JAYCOX, David A. thebluezzman@gmail.com "... I served with VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1962 to 1966. I made the NAS Adak, Alaska tour. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 14JUN2011 | E-Mail Updated 17DEC2007 | 10FEB2000]

JENSEN, Alex dude100@email.msn.com "...I was in VP-19 Big Red from 1988-90, did 2 deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan, went to VP-68 Black Hawks 1991-93 became an AO aircrew instructor in P-3C's, went to VP-60 Cobras while attending UND from 1993-94 and decom. Later went on to reserve carrier unit CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk 1994-97, then went on to Navy Intel. JICPAC RIA-10 in Minneapolis, MN. Any old Shipmates don't hesistate to email me. CAC-7 kicks butt! Oh, yeah if you don't remember me I was that young blond punk holding the sonobouy in that book "Sub Busters: Countering the Submarine Threat (Osprey Aerospace Series)". AO1 over and out..." [26APR99]

JENSEN, Scott scottjensen123@gmail.com "...I served with VP-31 and VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1968 to 1972..." [29MAY2010]

JOHNSON, AXCS Harold S. Retired hjohnson03371@roadrunner.com "...I served with VP-50 from January 1958 to February 1963, VP-7 from November 1966 to July 1969 and VP-19 from August 1969 to May 1970. I would like to hear from old Shipmates or anyone having information on the location of Stub Davis or Karl Karnath (VP-50) late 1950s or early 1960s..." [E-Mail Updated 11NOV2006 | E-Mail Updated 18DEC2005 | E-Mail Updated 18MAY2004 | 15JAN2002]

JONES, AE Larry F. larry3jones@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (AE - P-2 to P-3) from September 1962 to August 1965 with a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska in 1964 and flew with Crew-3. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 16JUL2010 | E-Mail Updated 16OCT2003 | E-Mail Updated 20JUL99 | 25MAY98]

JONES, Ken bro.kenjones@juno.com "...I served with VP-19 from 1966 to May 1969..." [E-Mail Updated 15FEB2003 | 03OCT98]

JOYNER, Big Jim jjoyner@clscc.cc.tn.us"...Would like to contact former members of the squadron VP-19 out of moffet field Ca..."

JUDD, Jerry FJudd22129@aol.com "...Aloha to all my former Shipmates in the VP community. Served in VP-46 in the P-Boat days 1951-1955. Iwakuni cruise PBMs 1951-1952 Crew 8. NS Sangley Point, Philippines PBMs 1952-1953. Crew 8. NS Sangley Point, Philippines PBMs 1954 Crew 6. Served in VP-19 P2V/SP2H 1960-1963 Crew 1. Like to hear from anyone that may still remember me--been a while, makes you realize that the older you get, the better you realize you were!!..." [E-Mail Updated 06NOV2002 | 11AUG98]

Memorial Picture "...KEAY, PN2 Linda...Sadly I must report that my wife, Linda Keay, passed away Friday, August 4, 2023. Linda served with VP-19 and the Navy Recruiting Command in Arlington, Va. She received the Gold Wreath Award and Sailor of the Quarter awards during her time in the Navy. ...." Contributed by Vladimir Golyakhovsky vladimir golyakhovsky [12AUG2023]

KELLEY, ADR1 Frank Retired burr65@aol.com "...I served in VP-19 in '56-'57 as PC in Crew 8 and in VP-17 where I had the power plant shop at night until making cruise to Alaska in 1963. There I had the NAS Adak, Alaska detachment..." [BIO Updated 12AUG98 | 26JUL98]

Memorial Picture "...KELLY, MCPO Jack D...Services will be held for Jack on Monday, October 2, 2006 at 1:30pm at the Hooper and Weaver Chapel 459 Hollow Way, Nevada City, CA 530-265-2429. We mourn the passing of Jack D. Kelly, age 69, who went home to be with The Lord on September 28, 2006 after a long illness with cancer. Jack was born Jackie Dale Kelly in Baxter Spring, Kansas, in 1937 to Ines and James Kelly. He later moved to Joplin, Missouri where he lived until he joined the Navy in 1957 at age 20. In Joplin, he met the love of his life, Betty and they were married Oct. 5, 1958. Jack was a proud Veteran of the United State Navy and served his country for 22 years. He was in VP-22, VP-40, and VP-19. He retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer with a Navy Retirement Ceremony at Moffett Field in San Jose, CA in 1979. During his Navy career, Jack traveled the world from NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Kodiak, Alaska to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, and the Philippines. He was a pitcher for a squadron slow pitch baseball team, while stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California. Upon his retirement, he went to work for Rolm Telecommunications, IBM, Seimens for 15 years as a technical instructor and retired in 1994. After living in San Jose, CA for 32 years, he and Betty retired and moved to Lake Wildwood and the Grass Valley area in 2001. Jack loved playing golf and woodworking, fishing, boating, and visiting with his friends and neighbors. He loved his family and grandchildren and family barbeques. He was an excellent BBQ chef and cooked many loving meals for family, friends, and neighbors..Jack and Betty took a trip to Ireland in 2000 to watch their son, Shawn Kelly play in the PGA Cup Matches US vs Britain in Ireland. Jack kissed the blarney stone (as if he needed to). Their daughter, Cheryl and husband also went and we all saw Ireland for the first time. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Betty Kelly of Lake Wildwood., his daughter, Cheryl Lynn..and her husband Raymond Leon of Lodi, CA and his son, Shawn Michael Kelly of Auburn, CA .and Tracey Kelly of Rocklin, CA. Cheryl Leon is a nurse and dedicated her loving skills to her Dad during his long illness. He is survived by five grandchildren: Benjamin Raymond Leon, Jacqueline Lena Leon, and Nicholas Raymond Leon; Jessica Nicole Kelly and Ryan Patrick Kelly. He is survived by his brother William (Bill) Kelly and wife, Linda of Tehachapi, CA and his sisters: Alta Smith of Joplin, MO and Earlene Barcom and husband Charlie Barcom of Benson, AZ. He is survived by his nephews: Bill Kelly and wife Bernie of Texas and his children, His nephew, Steven Kelly and his wife Shannon and their children, and his nephew John Kelly and his wife Kathy and their family...James Stephens chiefp3@aol.com..." [03OCT2006]

KENNEY, Brian b.kenney40@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-19 from 1988 to 1991 and its disestablishment. I was a member of CAC-5 and made two deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan. After leaving in 1991, I went to Ohio State University and graduated in 1996 with a degree in Marketing. I am currently working for Mettler-Toledo Inc. in Columbus, Oh. as a Marketing Manager. I would love to hear from old crew mates from that time..." [E-Mail Updated 23SEP2009 | 29AUG2000]

KENNEDY, AE3 David W. dk5502001@yahoo.com "...I flew as a crewmember with VP-19 out of NAS Alameda, California from July 1959 to August 1961. I was an ECM operator and Radar along with electrician duties. I would very much like to hear from any former Shipmates from that era! We had a sea duty tour to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska during that time..." [09MAR2002]

KENYON, Harold hck@esrta.com "...I served with VP-19 (1980-84) at NAS Moffett Field, California and flew with Crew-6 (Turbine Cowboys)..." [E-Mail Updated 29SEP2014 | 27MAR2005]

KING, ADJC Carl Wayne "Super K" Retired ChiefKing@aol.com "...I was stationed with VP-19 from June 1960 to June 1964. I was in Crews 4 and 9 during that time. Flew in P2V-7 and P-3A. Retired in 1975 after 24 years of having a great time and getting paid for it too. Did have to work hard at times but it was very rewarding in experience as well as meeting some of the most wonderful people a man could ever meet. Would like to hear from some of my ole Shipmates...I was a proud member of VJ-61 from 1955 to 1957. I joined the squadron at NAS Miramar and made the shipboard move to NAS Agana, Guam. This was the days of two turnin and one burnin. I made the first Bangkok detachment which now stands out as on of the most enjoyable highlights of my twenty-four year Naval career. I retired from VS-41 in June 1975 and am enjoying retirement along with my wonderful Navy oriented wife. Would enjoy hearing from any of my ole Shipmates or anyone else who likes to talk Naval Air form the good ole days..." [BIO Updated 20MAR2000 | 11FEB2000]

KING, AOC David Retired davidking@hughes.net "...Started out with VP-8 63-65, VP-31 Detachment A from 65-67, VP-19 67-70. Served a tour in NAS Corpus then back to NAS Moffett Field, California with VP-40 73-78. Have over 7000 flight hours in P-3A, P-3B, and P-3C. Served with many great Shipmates over the years. I had lots of fun times and lots of not so fun times but would not trade it for anything..." [E-Mail Updated 27FEB2007 | E-Mail Updated 19AUG2003 | E-Mail Updated 23FEB2000 | 12APR98]

KIYOHARA, CAPTAIN Dean M. http://www.naskef.navy.mil/ "...Captain Dean M. Kiyohara graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Physical Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. He was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship program in June 1979. He reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida and was subsequently designated a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) at Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, California in June 1980. In January 1981, he reported to at NAS Moffett Field, California. During this tour he earned his initial qualifications as a Navigator/ Communicator, Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander in the P-3C Update I aircraft and completed deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, and NAS Misawa, Japan with detachments to NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Adak, Alaska. Captain Kiyohara then reported to VP-31 in February 1984. During this tour he served as the P3C NFO Personnel Qualifications Standards Model Manager, NFO NATOPS Officer and NFO Training Officer. Captain Kiyohara was also the alternate Commander Naval Air Forces U. S. Pacific Fleet (CNAP) NFO NATOPS evaluator, managed the VP-31 Instructor Under Training program and the VP-31 Instructor Training Course. In January 1987, Captain Kiyohara was assigned to the staff of Commander Carrier Group THREE as Aide and Flag Secretary. During this tour he embarked on USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65), and USS MIDWAY (CV-41) in Yokosuka, Japan, and completed two deployments on USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and North Arabian Gulf regions. Captain Kiyohara reported to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California in January 1989. He completed his degree in Financial Management in June 1990, graduating with a Master of Science in Management. In October 1990, Captain Kiyohara reported to VP-17 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While assigned to VP-17, he served as NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan Detachment Officer in Charge, Administrative Officer, Operations Officer while deployed to NSF Diego Garcia and Maintenance Officer. Captain Kiyohara was next assigned to the Directorate for Information Resources Management, the Joint Staff, as Chief, Information Resources Planning Branch and later to the Resources, Acquisition, Management Office, Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate (J-8), as Budget Officer and Contracting Officer Representative. During this tour he was designated a proven sub-specialist in Financial Management. In April 1996 he reported to VP-4 as Executive Officer and assumed duties as Commanding Officer in April 1997. VP-4 deployed to NSF Diego Garcia with concurrent detachments to NSA Bahrain, Masirah, Oman, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and Doha, Qatar. VP-4 flew over 5,600 mishap free flight hours in support of 5 Carrier Battle Groups and 2 Amphibious Ready Groups. VP-4 set new standards of excellence flying over 100 armed sorties totaling over 200,000 pounds of ordnance. VP-4 was the initial P-3 squadron to fly operationally with the Stand-Off Land Attack missile. Under his leadership, VP-4 earned two consecutive Battle "E" awards. Following his command tour, in May 1998, Captain Kiyohara was assigned to Kamiseya, Japan, as the Operations Officer, for Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Force SEVENTH and FIFTH Fleet encompassing all P-3 operations in the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf regions. He spearheaded Maritime Patrol Aviation crisis response during numerous operations including Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and Operation DESERT FOX. In September 2000, Captain Kiyohara returned to Monterey, California as Director, Facilities and Redevelopment, Naval Postgraduate School, prior to his current assignment as Commanding Officer, NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Captain Kiyohara's personal awards include: The Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Various service and unit awards, and Legion of Merit.." [01JUN2003]

KLINE, Bob "Doc" vpninety@gmail.com "...My VP career started with VP-19 at NAS Alameda, California in 1961. Left the Navy July 1964. Reenlisted as a TAR and went back to NAS Alameda, California with NARTU. I worked the VP line till 1970 and left for VP-66 as a plank owner with them. Became an FE with them during their transistion to P-3's. During the 20 year career I also did tours with VP-17, VP-90, NARC NAS Minneapolis, Minnesota and I think a few other places. As a civilian I wrenched for an air tanker outfit flying P2's. A most interesting part of aviation. I've worked in the airline industry, maintenance director with a travel club and finally retiring from working on DC-10's for TIMCO Aviation in 2005. I live in North Carolina in a forest with my wife, 2 dogs, and 2 cats..." [BIO Updated 30JUN2010 | E-Mail Updated 23JUN2010 | E-Mail Updated 20NOV2002 | E-Mail Updated 24JUL2000 | 23MAY99]

KNUDSEN, Donald L. DONK@nebnet.com"...I served with VP-19 NAS Alameda, California in 1958. Good duty good times..." [18FEB2001]

KOENDARFER, AO2 Robert E. tecelect@aol.com "...I served with VP-19 (1959-1963) at NAS Alameda, California..." [22APR2016]

KOHANOWICH, LCDR Kurt kmkohano@nps.navy.mil "...I showed up in VP-19 in Spring of 1989, and stayed with them until disestablishment in Summer of 1991. Great squadron, with a sad ending...but it was a blast!..."

KUEPFER, NC1 Genny beuwolf@comcast.net "...A pleasant rush of faces, places, and planes flood my mind when I hear the name VP-19. I served as the last Command Career Counselor (1989-1991). In the 13 years I served in the U. S. Navy, VP-19, despite demanding missions and high stress, to this day, remains my favorite command. My only wish is that American people could have seen this command sacrifice so much of their personal lives, time away from their families, and putting personal interest on hold in order to meet the demands placed upon VP-19 while I servered with them. As a career counselor, mainly working a desk job, it was truly heart warming to see my Shipmates take their jobs so seriously, ensure the job was done to perfection, and make the impossible happen. I'm truly proud to say I served in VP-19 and served with the best of the Navy. I encourage anyone who I served with to please get in touch and let me know how you're doing..." [26MAY2004]

KUSMIERZ, CWO4 Richard T. Retired kusi555@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-19 from February 20, 1973 till December 7, 1978, VP-31 from December 28, 1978 till April 3, 1981, VP-23 from August 25, 1981 till August 31, 1984, AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine from September 1984 till December 1987, VP-10 from December 87 till January 1992, and NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from February 1992 until August 1995. Retired September 1, 1995 CWO-4..." [E-Mail Updated 30DEC2002 | 13APR99]

LANCASTER, Rich "Burt" riccon71@verizon.net "...Here goes - VP-24 65-70 flew with Big John Evanchik, Little John Eskew, Hal Wilcox, Bob Beers, and Bob Ertwine. That's some of the names I remember. NAVDET Souda Bay, Crete 70-71, NAF Washington, D.C. 71-75, VP-19 76-79. Big Red made CPO while on the first deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. NADC Warminster, Pa 79-82, worked nite maint control promoted to SCPO, VP-10 82-85, back to NADC twilight tour 85-88 retired 88,back to NADC as a crab untill two months before NADC closed. I was lucky to pick up job at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania at AIMD T-56 engine shop. I do remember alot of names I have seen on this guest list. SP2H and P-3 forever..." [E-Mail Updated 15JUL2007 | E-Mail Updated 02FEB2006 | E-Mail Added 30MAY2001 | Updated Phone Number 16JAN99 | 17JUL98]

LARSON, AWC(AW) Mike heloguy@flash.net"...Former ASWOC NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-19 (Big Red)..."

LAWRENCE, AT1 Michael D. Retired safetyprogramnow@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1972-1975) with deployments to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Atsugi, Japan and USS Enterprise (CVN-65), 6 year break and reenlisted with VP-19 (1983-1086) with deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1986-1989). During my years at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, I did volunteer work with Naval Sea Cadet Corps as Commanding Officer of the the NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii Squadron and as Senior Escort Officer for Sea Cadet Boot Camp on NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (1987-1988). My final tour was as Ship's Company aboard USS Independence (CV-62) (1989-1991)..." [18JAN2020]

LEE, James K. kcmc03@juno.com "...Served with with VP-10 1961-62, VP-19 1962-64, VP-49 1968-70, VP-1 1970-73, and VP-48 1976-77..." [Updated 08JAN98]

LEE, AT2 Terry E. tlee.tandllee@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1956-1959) with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska (1957) and NAS Iwakuni, Japan (1959) and Naval Reserve Squadron VP-872 (1960s) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. The Navy terminated my Active Reserve duty due to over-time commitments at Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF) at NAS Alameda, California. Outside the Navy I worked at the Electronics Flight Test (1961-1967) as a P2V-7 Electronics Mechanic, Planning Department as Production Control Electronics, Material Planner & Progressman (1968-1988) and retired as Head of the Electronics Planning Branch..." [23OCT2017]

LESTER, AT2 Ronald "Moe" moe6411@hotmail.com "...I started out in VP-19 and was there until it went bye-bye. From there I went to VP-46 and was there until my retirement in 1994. I have soon realized that the navy was the best job I've ever had. I will never forget the friends and fun times I had. I am still involved in aviation currentely working flight test for Learjet in Tucson, AZ. I would love to hear from all those I have crossed paths with over the years. "Go Orion."..." [08OCT99]

LIDDELL, AME Heather "Dee" Jazzmates1@juno.com "...I'm a former VP-19 AME between 86-89. It was a great start for me and I miss everyone! After that I went to NAS Point Mugu, California, VQ-1 92-96, then it was to VRC-30 where I ended my navy career and became a U.S. Customs Inspector. I remember everyone was especially nice to them. :) I got married and I have a son, by the was my new last name is McNeil..." [18APR2001]

LINDSEY, AD1 Stephen "Steve" stl55@att.net "...I served with VP-19 (11/1974-06/1978) with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, VP-30 (07/1978-05/1981) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-19 (07/1981-10/1984), NRD Kansas City (11/1984-11/1985) and finally NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (03/1986-03/1989)..." [15SEP2019]

LOCKHART, ATN3 Joe jl-v@live.com "...I served with AEWBarRonPac (07/1963-06/1965) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VP-19 (07/1965-07/1966) flying with Crew-10 as a Radioman. I established the radio operators training department shortly after arriving..." [23MAY2015]

LORD, AOCM Thomas E. Retired telord1246@cox.net "...I served with VP-19 (Crew-11) from 1970 to 1972 with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan (1970-1971) and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines/Utapao deployment (1971-1972). After I left the squadron, I did a one year tour in FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, two years in the Philippines, NAS Alameda, California (Air Launched Weapons Instructor), VP-17 (Ordnance Shop/Maintenance Control Chief) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1978 to 1982 with multiple deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines/NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Agana, Guam, ComPatWing TWO a couple of ships, shore duty and then I retired..." [E-Mail Updated 15MAY2011 | 24SEP98]

LOUDON, Butch bnloudon@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (Big Red) from early 1967 to the end of the deployment in January 1971. I flew as 2nd Mechanic with Crew 4 & 6. I would like to hear from old Shipmates. Enjoyed the times in the air and at the sugar shack off base when at home in NAS Moffett Field, California. Sorry to see that Big Red is no more and that NAS Moffett Field, California is closed. Long will be remembered the friends and good times..." [17DEC2004]

LOURIS, Nick nlouris@centurytel.net "...I served with VP-19 (1968-1971). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 18AUG2012 | E-Mail 09OCT2004 | 03NOV2001]

LOVELESS, AMCS(AW) Ray Retired gloveless@mmcable.com "...After a final tour with some really strange folks (VQ-4) at that famous Naval Base (Tinker Air Force Base), I retired in June 1995 after 2 years as the Command Senior Chief (it's true, a VP Senior is more than equal to a VQ MCPO!). I was previously on CPWP Staff (1989-1992), VP-46 (1986-1989), VP-31 (1982-1985) and VP-19 (1979-1982). Having recently joined the computer age, I would like to hear from any old Shipmates. P-3 F/E'S, smarter than the average bear!..." [18DEC99]

LOWE, Hugh hlowe@macnexus.org "...I made the last WestPac P5M (pig boat) deployment with VP-50 then transitioned to P-3s with VP-50 too. I served one shore tour with VP-31. My last sea tour was with VP-19 then I retired..." [11JUL2000]

LUCAS, AOCS Gary c/o His Friend Roger E. Bezayiff jarebez@tele-net.net "...I am a friend of Gary Lucas, AOCS. Gary would have loved to go to the VO-67 Reunion, but will be unable to. He lost both of his legs due to diabetes. Gary has many fond memories of VO-67 in Vietnam, and would very much like to hear from his old Shipmates. Gary enlisted in 1951, served in VP-6 from 53-55, VP-9 from 56-60, VP-19 from 65-67, and VO-67 from 67-68. He retired as an AOCS in 1972. His address is: Gary Lucas, Camelot Acres #4, Yeringtion, NV 89447, (775)-463-2341. I would be very happy to pass along any emails that you would send to Gary. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Sincerely, Roger E. Bezayiff jarebez@tele-net.net, AMAN, served with VW-4 1955-1957..." [13FEB99]

LUCEY, Bill c/o Damon Lucey drops2u@hotmail.com "...My father was in VP-19 in th early 1980's? His name was Bill Lucey, crew chief/flight engineer. I am hoping to gather info. Get it all together for his birthday in October. Anybody that knew him or has pictures please contact me. Thanks..." [05FEB2002]

LUPER, CAPTAIN James Retired jaluper@erols.com "...I served with VP-19, VP-48, and was CO of VP-1..." [17SEP2000]

LYONS, AWCS(AW) Jack A. jackel@pioneernet.net "...VP-31 (student) JUL 77-DEC 77. "Big Red", VP-19 DEC 77-NOV 81, SS-1/2 on crew 8. Advanced AWAN to AW2. Deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Adak, Alaska, and NAF Misawa, Japan. VP-31/TTT NOV 81-DEC 84, this time as an instructor. Advanced to AW1. "The Wizards" of VPU-2 DEC 84-OCT 92, ACINT Operator and Crew Chief for crew 12 "The Whipped Dogs" and crew 14 "The Dark Forces". Several interesting "Road Trips" and detachments. The best tour of my Naval Career. Advanced to AWC, AWCS and became EAWS qualified. CPWP TAC D&E OCT 92-OCT 95. VP-30 (student) OCT 95-JUL 96. Reported to "The Screaming Eagles" of VP-1 AUG 96. Currently hold 7821, 7841, and 7861 NEC's..."

LYSIC, AO John "Shakey" bjlysic@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 VP-19, VP-50 and retired in 1980. I am trying to find VP-22 Shipmates to verify VA claim that we landed in Viet Nam and got off the plane..." [25JAN2012]

MacDONALD, YN2 Jim stoney_usmvmcmn@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1967 to 1969 as a Yoeman 2nd Class. VP-19 in 1968 was the Best of the Best. We won the Battle Effiency "E" for the Seventh Fleet and the Arnold J. Izbell trophy for Aircraft Maintenance and many other awards. We flew mission after mission looking for the USS Pueblo when it was captured by North Korea. This group of men did their duty under a super Commander Frank Barker. I was shocked that NAS Moffett Field, California and VP-19 were disestablished. God Bless my squadron. The U.S. owes them and all service personnel their support NOW MORE THAN EVER. Has anyone seen EJ Dragger we were in VP-19 in 1968 and 1969?..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 02DEC2006 | 19MAY2004]

MADDALENA, Joe joem@score.com joemadd@aol.com"...I was an NFO with VP-19 '86-'89. I currently work with NAVY flight crews on a daily basis and come in contact with VP-19 shipmates occasionally..." WEBSITE: http://members.aol.com/joemadd/home.html

Memorial Picture "...MALLARD, Tom (Duck)...I am writing to announce the sad passing of a fellow crewmember and Shipmate, AWCM Tom (Duck) Mallard. We flew together in VP-19 flying P-3s. I believe for most of his carrier he was at NAS Moffett Field, California. Tom was diagnosed with leukemia November 19th, 2001 and passed away on September 1st, 2002. I am posting this announcement with Jackie's permission. Any Shipmates, who wish to send their regards to his family, or just to say something nice about him, could send me E-mail to jwscofield@charter.net. I'll pass on any messages to his family. Farewell to our friend.... Jim Scofield jwscofield@charter.net, ATC, USN Retired..." [19SEP2002]

MANKIN, Bill billydeanmankin@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 (08/1955-1956) flying as Radio Operator with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan (11/1955) and NAS Alameda, California (04/1956)..." [19AUG2013]

MANNING, ATC J.B. Retired JosephBMan@aol.com "...I served with VP-19 from 1963 to 1968 as LCPO. Would like to hear from old Shipmates from that era..." [09MAR2002]

MASON, ATR2 Dan danmason41@comcast.net "...I served with VP-5 from 1961 to 1964 as an ATR2 (Radioman/Jez Operator) and VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1966 to 1967. I wouldnt trade those times for anything..." [19MAY2007]

MASON, AWCS Elgin "Al" Retired almason.mason@gmail.com "...I served aboard NAS Point Mugu, California, VP-46 (1959-1964), AT "B" School, Instructor Duty (1969), VP-19, (NESEP) Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program (1972-1974), (COMNAVFORCARIB) Commander, US Naval Forces, Caribbean-ASCAC (1975-1977), VP-48 (1977-1979) and retired..." [07AUG2011]

MASTERS, PH2 William billmasters@saintly.com "...I served with VP-19 (09/1953-03/1955) at NAS Alameda, California with a deployment to NAS Atsugi, Japan. I was fortunate to get a ride with Jay R. Beasley and Captain Cuccius in the first P2V-7 assigned to the squadron in during that month. I will always remember the take-off of that plane equipped with the standard props and two jet engines. I couldn't believe the power it had going what seemed like straight up!..." [01SEP2012]

MAY, CAPTAIN Robert C. Retired may@rivnet.net "...I joined VP-26 in NAS Brunswick, Maine in 1957. Designated NAO(S) number one (now called NFO). Plank owner in VP-30. Served at NAVFAC San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. Served in VX-1 Key West FL followed by a tour in VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California before heading to Washington D.C.. Enjoyed the total VP Anti-Submarine adventure..." [03DEC2001]

MIRANTE, Frank fmirant@cs.com "...I joined VP-19 in 1961 when we had P2V-7's and were located in NAS Alameda, California. I was part of the 1962 Alaska deployment and spent time in NAS Kodiak, Alaska, NAS Adak, Alaska and Shemya. I relocated to NAS Moffett Field, California field when we got the new P-3A's. I was an ATN3 second tech in crew 5 (our call sign was 5F6G) I was radio operator and Julie/Jez operator. I remember the "BIG A" Commander Anglmeyer, trips to Hawaii, lots of flight time and generally a good time with a lot of good friends. I got out of the service in August of 1964..." [28JUN2000]

MAZY, Mike mikemazy@hotmail.com "...I spent 11 and one half years in the Navy, most of it with VP squadrons. I was stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California in Sunnyvale, California, first with VP-19 then transferred to VP-31 then back to VP-47. I left the service in 1974 as an AW-1. I served as a crewman on various flight crews and with VP-31 was also an Instructor training flight crews. I helped train the Australian Air Force when they purchased P-3's and saw when they lost one of their aircraft on landing at Moffett Field when one of the main landing gear broke off. It was determined later using metallurgical tests that the metal used to make that landing strut had crystallized and was defective. I was also in the VP-19 when they lost an airplane on an evening sub exercise south of Catalina Island. I was to take the place of one of the crewman who died in the crash however he showed up for his flight and went instead. I was also in the squadron when one of the flight crews was doing touch and go's and an Ames Research 707 was directed to land on the same runway and the 707 crashed into the underside of the P-3. The only survivor of that crash was a friend of mine named Bruce Malibert. He wasn't supposed to live. He sure fooled the doctors. Not only did he live, he came out of his coma and learned to talk again. He remained a paraplegic though. He was from San Bernardino, California. The last I heard is that he got married..." [E-Mail Updated 16DEC99 | E-Mail Updated 25MAY99 | 26APR98]

McBEE-DUGGER, ABH1 Linda lmd51557@gmail.com "...I served with VP-31 (1975-1979), TAD to VF-124 at NAS Miramar, California (Plane Captain Instructor), NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (2 Years) and VP-19 with a deployment to NAF Misawa, Japan (11/1982-06/1983)..." [E-Mail Updated 28NOV2011 | 21JUL2008]

McCLELLAND, David E. dmcclelland_98075@yahoo.com "...I served at NAS Moffett Field, California 1961-'64 NAMTD-1012 '69-'74; VP-48 '74-'77; VP-31 (FRAMP) '77-'79 and VP-19 '79-'80. Would like to hear from any old Shipmates..." [30OCT2001]

McCLIMANS, AMH1 Paul B. paulmcclimans@gmail.com "...AMH1 P-3A/B/C Flight Engineer. I served with VP-47 from 1963 to 1967, COMFAIRWINGSPAC from 1967 to 1971, VP-19 from 1971 to 1975, and VP-30 from 1975 to 1977. I am currently working for Anheuser Busch making the stuff we all drank..." [E-Mail Updated 05APR2011 | E-Mail Updated 17MAR2004 | E-Mail Updated 10MAR2002 | E-Mail Updated 12NOV2001 | E-Mail Updated 05JAN2001 | E-Mail Updated 02OCT2000 | 16OCT98]

McCLURE, AE2 Ron macclure@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-19 "Big Red" from 1983-1986 at NAS Moffett Field, California. I was an Aviation Electrician's Mate (AE2). While with VP-19, we served detachments on NSF Diego Garcia (B.I.O.T.) island and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan..." [25DEC2004]

McCORMICK, Sheldon R. scvanguard68@gmail.com "...I served with AIMD at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VAQ-135 Detachment 4 (Med Cruise), VP-19 (1973-1974) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and sent TAD to U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, Commander, U.S. Patrol Wings Pacific Fleet (COMPATWINGSPAC) Tactical Support Center at NAS Moffett Field, California until I got out the Navy in 1978..." [26JUL2019]

McEACHRON, Larry stormme56@hotmail.com "...I was with VP-19 (73-74) had some good times with the "big red." Sorry to hear about the decommish'. My service in VP-19 started a lifelong intrest in aviation..." [24JAN98]

Memorial Picture "...McFADDIN, Fred Acton Northcott... Fred flew with a couple of different crews but I believe he flew with VP-19 Crew-1 the most. Fred was from Texas and shortly after arriving at NAS Moffett Field, California married his sweetheart Louise Gates, they had a son Fred. I've been trying to locate Fred and spoke to his Ex-wife Louise Gates Davis. Fred and Louise return to Texas but divorced. I learned Fred passed away in 1995 (Rasberry-McFaddin Announcement)...." Contributed by HUMMEL, AO2 Jon our1880redbarn@aol.com [22SEP2009]

McINTYRE, CDR Trevor A. mnogre@aol.com "...I was in "Big Red" (VP-19)Aug 1986 - Feb 1990. I made deployments with the squadron on CAC-4 as the NavComm in 1987 to NSF Diego Garcia and with CAC-8 as the TACCO / Mission Commander in 1989 to NAS Misawa, Japan. The '87 deployment was more interesting operationally as we spent a lot of time flying night missions out of Dharhan, Saudi Arabia in support of Operation EARNEST WILL during the Iran-Iraq war. I remember hiding behind a Hawk missile site on the Saudi coast one night waiting for Iraqi Badger bombers to complete their raid on Iranian oil fields. We could even see them on the IRDS as they flew by. '89 deployment included several "fish-in-the-barrel" flights against the Soviets during Spring-Ex. Never had so much contact on one pattern in my life! I departed VP-19 in Feb '90 for a tour with COMPATWING TEN (CPW-10) at NAS Moffett Field, California as Readiness Officer and Asst OIC of the Weapons System Trainer Det. My disassociated sea tour was aboard USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) as the Catapult and Arresting Gear Division Officer from 1992-3. Being a 'shooter' is the coolest job in the Navy! I left Connie and went to Postgraduate School in Monterey to get my MS in Physical Oceanography. Following graduation in 1996, I went to Tactical Support Center (ASWOC/TSC) NAS Sigonella, Sicily as the Mission Control and Evaluation Officer. The best part of that tour was spending 2+ months in Sarajevo as part of IFOR coordinating reconnaissance and surveillance tasking for P-3's overland in Bosnia. From there I checked my DH block with VP-9 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii from 1997-99. I am currently assigned as the XO of Marine Aviation Logistics Support Element Kaneohe Bay (MALSEK). MALSEK is the USMC equivalent of an AIMD and we provide intermediate level maintenance, supply and ordnance support to P-3's, CH-53D's and SH-60's operating from Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay. I would love to hear from any old Big Redder's out there..." [03MAY2001]

McKENNA, John J. (J.J.) mcke1orio@verizon.net "...I served in VFP-62 Eyes of the Fleet (57-61), F9F-8Ps on Dets to USS Intrepid; VP-10 Red Lancers (64-69) SP-2Es, P-3A Deltic 152177, P-3B 152750 - Hey P.D. Davis, Glenn Adams, Duane Mellecker ! Niner-Eight Steamcrane, Fungy Bowl, Mateus Rose'; VX-5 Vampires NAS China Lake, California (69-73) A-4s, A-7s, US-2A; VP-19 (73-79) Ahhh, The Big Red...P-3Bs, P-3C Update 159511, Gart Salmon where are you? Mexican food at the Marines' Tundra Tavern in NAS Adak, Alaska, VP-Alley, Missouri Bar, Henry in his boat at the bridge over S--t River; PMTC NAS Point Mugu, California Range Aircrew (79-82) Super Connies, Stoofs, J.D. (Jig Dog) Miles, Ray-Ray, Range Clearance P-3s. Good memories, even better friends. Where did it all go... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year...VP forever!..." [E-Mail Updated 01MAR2007 | 21DEC97]

McLOUGHLIN, AW2(AW) Sean kicksave2c@hotmail.com "...Served with VP-19 from 87-91. Crew1/2's "EWO" and loved every second of it. Moved to VP-31 from 91-93 and finally to USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 for the remainder of my career which ended in 94. Currently working for E*Trade Group Inc as a Systems Administrator. Keep in touch!!! Long Live BIG RED!!..." [19FEB99]

McNEELY, Donald B. c/o his son McNeelyArt@aol.com "...My father's name is Donald B. McNeely. He served with VP-19 in Korea. He is looking for friends who served with him there: Merle A. (Jeb) Stewart (presumed to be in North Carolina), Arthur Morgan (presumed to be in the Atlanta area), D. J. Ralston (presumed to be in either Missouri or Pennsylvania), and Lyle Zitzman (presumed to be in Minneapolis)..." [07FEB98]

MEEK, CPO Michael Kevin meek_53@hotmail.com "...I served with the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 (VMFAT-101) at MCAS El Toro, California from 1990 to 1992, VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1985 to 1990, VP-24 at NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas from 1982 to 1985, VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1976 to 1982 and VFP-63 at NAS Miramar, California from 1972 to 1976. Retired Moved to Lake Havasu Az. Became a Health inspector for t Mophave County Looking to reitre the second time around 2 years to go. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 14APR2010 | E-Mail Updated 06JUN2009 | 29AUG2001]

MEHRINGER, CAPTAIN Thomas R. http://www.ncts.navy.mil/homepages/vx-1/co1.htm "...Captain Thomas R. Mehringer was born in Waco, Texas in May 1958. A graduate of University of Oregon, he received his commission in 1981 through the Aviation Officer Candidate Program. Captain Mehringer completed flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator in January 1982. After transition training for the P-3 Orion, Captain Mehringer reported to VP-19 stationed in NAS Moffett Field, California in December 1982. He participated in VP-19 "Big Red" deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and Diego Garcia, B.I.O.T. In May 1985, Captain Mehringer transferred to VP-31 (West Coast P-3 FRS) where he served as the Pilot Training Officer and was qualified as an Instructor Pilot in all models of the P-3 aircraft. In January 1989, Captain Mehringer reported to VPU-1. While attached, VPU-1 completed numerous detachments in support of fleet operations including Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In July 1991, Captain Mehringer reported to Montgomery, Alabama, and completed Joint Professional Military Education Phase I at the U.S. Air Force's Air Command and Staff College. Following P-3 refresher training, Captain Mehringer reported to VP-26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine in January 1993. He served as the Safety/NATOPS Officer and Aircraft Maintenance Officer. In November 1994, Captain Mehringer was assigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Officer Performance Division (PERS-82). Captain Mehringer reported as Executive Officer on 20 June 1996 and assumed duties as Commanding Officer VT-31 on 30 May 1997. During his Command tour, VT-31 successfully integrated a new multi-engine training aircraft (TC-12B) and flew more than 43,600 mishap free hours. In March 1998, VT-31 was awarded the prestigious Chief of Naval Air Training, Training Excellence Award. After VT-31, Captain Mehringer reported to NAVAIR, PMA-290 as the Assistant Program Manager P-3 Logistics in June 1998 and transitioned to Deputy Program Manager P-3C Update III in March 2000. Captain Mehringer reported as Executive Officer VX-1 on 29 October 2001. On April 4, 2003, Captain Mehringer assumed command of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron One. Captain Mehringer's awards include Meritorious Service Medals, a Strike/Flight Air Medal, a Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievements and various other unit and national campaign awards..." [12JUN2003]

MILES, AE2 Don R. aero4miles@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 (1981-1984). I worked at NASA Ames Research Center, Gulfstream Aviation (formerly KC Aviation) and now ART Services in Green Bay, WI. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [14JUL2011]

MILLER, Doug appa@bellsouth.net "...Started in the P5s with VP-50 (1965 - 1968) and made it to the P-3. Went from VP-50 to VP-31 (1968 - 1971) and at same time switched from AMS to AW so I could keep flying. In 1971 transferred to VP-19 and stayed there until 1975 at which time I joined FASO DET MOFFETT (good shore duty) and screwed up and went to the other navy (East Coast VP-24) 1978 to 1981. Spent my time and finally transferred back West to NAVPRO Lockheed which was a great tour (because I reitred from there). Now working Lockheed Georgia (after California shut down). Would be glad to hear from some of the old gang..." [27AUG98]

MILLER, AKC Harold Retired navchief07@gmail.com "...Served aboard NAS Keflavik, Iceland from 1969 to 1971 Supply Support Center. Retired from VP-19 is 1978. Good seeing web site of old Shipmates. Smooth sailing and trailing winds..." [E-Mail Updated 10FEB2023 | E-Mail Updated 21MAR2004 | 30JAN99]

MILLER, AD2 Lyle govlyle@rosenet.net "...I served with VP-19 (1957) at NAS Alameda, California with deployments to NAS Agana, Guam and NAS Kodiak, Alaska with a detachment to NAS Adak, Alaska. We lost one ship on a failed landing at NAS Adak, Alaska in October 1957 (5 crew members died). During this tour we located a Russian Sub headed for Seattle. Our squadron stayed on top of it for a week until it turned about and headed back west..." [15MAR2012]

MILLER, AT2 Richard P. c/o Brian Miller yonsguy0922@comcast.net "...I served with VP-19 (1952-1956) at NAS Alameda, California with deployments to NAS Atsugi, Japan and NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I flew with Crew-6 and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [01DEC2015]

MILLER, AWOCS Wayne Retired waynemiller1967@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 (1986-1989)..." [13MAR2014]

MILLS, AOCM(AW) Ron Retired MCPO9@AOL.COM"...VP-6 73-76, VP-31 76-79, VP-46 79-82, and VP-19 85-90..."

MOEHLE, ADR2 Chuck "Moelay" cjm4042@comcast.net "...I served with VP-19 from early 1960 to March 1963. I worked in powerplants and on the troubleshooting crew. I flew as second mech on a couple of crews and made one NAS Kodiak, Alaska deployment. Carl Fasani was my shop Chief also Chief Marris (who gave me my nickname by pronouncing it incorrectly at my first muster). Worked with Jim Pugh and another guy named Ballweber..." [E-Mail Updated 29APR2009 | E-Mail Updated 19DEC2001 | 11OCT99]

MOELLER, AMEC Kevin Retired kmoe6590@yahoo.com "...Served with VP-19 from August 1968 till October 1971. Deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Iwakuni, Japan and several detachments to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Left the regular Nav and went into the TAR command where I served with VP-90 NAS Glenview, Illinois from February 1974 till April 1979 (picking up AME2 and AME1 along the way). I then transferred to VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California. Spent three great years there and made Chief in 1981. Got transferred to NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts as 800 Division Chief. Got out in 1984 where I worked for Lockheed for seven great years until they made the decision to move to Georgia. Was in P-3 field sevice and the maintainability group working with the MRC cards. Lots of travel to Navy bases so I was able to stay in touch with all my Navy buds. When the P-7 program was cancelled and Lockheed was moving I got a job with a Vickers Company that was taken over by Eaton Aerospace. Stayed there 14 years until retiring in September 2004..." [E-Mail Updated 20FEB2012 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 29DEC2005 | E-Mail Updated 30AUG2000 | 16OCT98]

MONROE, YN Mitch m_monroe@comcast.net "...Although I was a black shoe (YN) attached to a airedale outfit, I enjoyed my tour of duty with VP-19 very much. Would love to hear from anyone attached to VP-19 from August 1973 through June 1977. Has been a long time since I had a chance to swap some sea stories about PI..." [E-Mail Updated 24AUG2008 | 02SEP99]

MONZON, CDR Vic Retired vmonzon@comcast.net "...Hi. I entered the VP Navy as an NFO via NESEP. I joined VP-47 in November 1978 and deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan the following month. This deployment included a detachment to NSF Diego Garcia. On returning to NAS Moffett Field, California, I was sent to Corry Station for training to assume squadron EWO responsibilities. Also while on the home cycle, I completed two 3-week NAS Adak, Alaska detachments. I qualified as TACCO and (a LTjg) Mission Commander prior to our January 1981 NAS Misawa, Japan deployment, which included two NAS Cubi Point, Philippines detachments. After successfully getting the VP-47 NFO's thru the CNAP NATOPS eval, I transferred to VP-31 Staff. I immediately enrolled in the USC Sytems Management master's program. During the RAG quailification process, I was reassigned to assume the VP-31 NFO NATOPS billet, which included IUT coordinator, and StanBoard chairman responsibilities beyond the usual instructor duties. I then completed my final 18 months as CNAP evaluator. In 1985, with a CARGRU staff unavailable in NAS Alameda, California, I volunteered for a 1 year tour as MC&E(OPS) with CPW-1 det NSF Diego Garcia. With detailers only offering CPWP staff options (4), I joined the staff as Tactics Officer, handling Tactical Development and Evaluation, and AIR Effectiveness Measurement program. This was one of my more successful tours, where I was influential in advancing Force readiness with PTA Attack Criteria, LASER threat guidelines, Acoustic Sensor enhancements, ALR-66 deficiency corrections, and MK-50 initial tactics. Heading to Big Red (VP-19) in 1989 for a 2nd tour, I caught their full NAS Misawa, Japan deployment. On return, I was able to participate in ICEX out of Greenland. With perfect timing, I received Outlaw Hunter training just before our 2nd NAS Misawa, Japan deployment, which coincided with Saddam's invasion of Kuwait. Hence, I took Outlaw Hunter to the Gulf and was there every month of Desert Shield and into Desert Storm. As luck would have it, during Desert Storm, we were notified of our impending disestablishment and rotated home. On promoting to CDR, I rotated to FASO as Training DH and led the design, development, and introduction of the Tactical Training Course. Upon retirement of the OINC in 1991, I relieved him as the final FASO det OINC. In 1994, I transitioned to the civilian world via the Semiconductor Industry. With the recent meltdown of the Asian financial world, I have moved on to the Telecommunications industry. I made a lot of friends during my 16 years at NAS Moffett Field, California, and I would truly enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with those with whom I have lost touch. A couple in particular are Don McLaughlin (East Coast) and Charley Bess (VP-47)..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAY2006 | E-Mail Updated 12JAN2001 | 07SEP98]

Memorial Picture "...MOORE, Randell "Randy"...I am sorry to report that Randy passed late February early March 2010. Randy served with VP-19 Crew-2 and Crew-4..." Contributed by KUSMIERZ, CWO4 Richard T. Retired kusi555@hotmail.com [21JAN2011]

MOORE, Herb hmoore1116@comcast.net "...I served with VP-5, VP-7, VP-19, VP-30, and NAMTD NAS Moffett Field, California..." [08NOV2012]

MOORE, Randell (Randy) moore26505@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 in 1974 Radar Crew 2 and Sens 2 Crew 4. Give me a buz I will write back. I am a Grampa (Poppie) of 8 soon to be 10 and wife Karen two daughters older Laura, Dayna who live in Wa. with their families and one daughter at home 12 and one son 15 at home..." [20JAN2001]

MORRELL, CAPTAIN Ken morrellka@gmail.com "...I served with VP-48, VP-50, VP-19 and VP-9, all at NAS Moffett Field, California with the exception of my last 6 months with Nine at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii following our homeport change. Thoroughly enjoyed all my tours making great friends and flying many a memorable flight during the cold war. A special thanks to all the great pilots and FE's who always followed a takeoff with a safe landing!..." [20NOV2010]

NORRIS, Earl w8kmo@gatecom.com "...VP-19, 1966 to 1967 at NAS Moffett Field, California. As far as I know, we were the first squadron to take the P-3A into Japan. We were at Marine Corp Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. We had problems obtaining spare parts. I was an AT-1, was assigned to AMD, both at NAS Moffett Field, California and NAS Iwakuni, Japan..." [03JUN99]

MOSER, LT Andre R. Retired andre@phxaero.com "...I joined the Navy in 1983. AD "A" school in Millington and off to first duty station at NAS Alameda, California Operations Dept. Joined VP-19 as a 3rd Class in 1986 with the squardon just returning from NAF Misawa, Japan. Advanced to 2nd Class and then off to FE School (VP-31) in 1988 with returnable quota back to VP-19 until 1991. I went across the field to VP-31 as a FE Instructor, advanced to First Class. Squadron decommissioned in 1993 and I headed to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to joined VP-47 who just moved there from NAS Moffett Field, California. Advanced to Chief. Rolled to VX-1 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in late 1996. I was commissioned as an LDO Ensign in 1999 and headed off to HC-8 in NAS Norfolk, Virginia as a Det Maintenance Officer. Promoted to LT(jg) and headed back to VP-47 now over at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii as Maintenance Material Control Officer. Promoted to LT. Left the Island for the las time in December 2005 and headed to Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City, FL. I retired in December 2008 with 25 years. Had a great time in the Navy and still miss it. It's different on the outside as I'm sure many of you have experienced first hand..." [14AUG2009]

MOSER, Robert L. drmoser@bellsouth.net "...I was a flight crew member with VW-4 from 1958 to April 1961 on Snowwhite MH-7. I flew over 1000 hours with a mighty fine crew. We made the big move to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR in 1960 from NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I then served with VP-19 at NAS Alameda, California and was a flight crew member their for 11 months..." [31JUL2004]

MULLER, AD2 Michael mjmuller@charter.net "...I served with VP-19 from November 1974 to June 1978. I was aboard for the NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployments. I got out as an AD2, and worked in check crew and power plants shop. After leaving the Navy, got my A&P Certificate, and have been working on a/c ever since. Specifically helicopters since 1981. Kept in touch with a couple of guys, lost touch with a couple also..." [11JAN2004]

MURPHY, AEC(AW) Tom Retired murphyt@locustec.com "...I did most of my career in P-3's. VP-31 as a student in '74-'75. VQ-1 from '75-'79. Back to VP-31 for shore duty '79-'82. Then on to the VP-48 Boomers from '82-'86. From there I jumped ship for a while. I did a shore duty tour at AIMD NAS Atsugi, Japan. I worked at the engine test cell from '86-'89. I got to watch the P-3's from JMSDF and our guy's taxi by. I realized how much I missed 'em. Out of NAS Atsugi, Japan I fully expected to end up on the Midway, but the Detailer "forced" me to take orders to VP-19. I made Chief in Big Red, the best damned squadron in the Navy! After Big Red decommissioned in '91 I transferred to AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California for my final tour. I retired in July of '94, shortly after NAS Moffett Field, California decommissioned. I have many fond memories of many exciting WESTPAC adventures. Like to hear from and old Shipmates out there!..." [21NOV98]

MYERS, YN2 Randy C. myers@atlascomm.net "...I served with VP-19 from 1967 to 1970 at NAS Moffett Field, California before transferring to CRAW-1 NAS Albany, Georgia . Made deployments to MCAS NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 68 and NAS Adak, Alaska in 69. XO's were CDRs Yeager and Cook during that time. Interested in hearing from old Shipmates I served with and swapping old sea stories!..." [09JAN99]

NELSON, AVCM Carl G. Retired gunnarn32@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1954-1955), VP-40 (1956-1957), VP-1 (1960-1962), VP-9 (1974-1978), VX-4 at NAS Point Mugu, California and retired in 1983..." [E-Mail Updated 22JUL2011 | E-Mail Updated 11SEP2001 | 00XXX97]

NELSON, Jim jsprdan@aol.com "...I served with VP-19 from 1977 to 1979..." [24NOV2001]

NETH, AWCS Bob Retired rlneth@worldnet.att.net "...VP-40, '68-'70; VP-91, '71-'73; VP-50, '73-'77; VP-31, '77-'81; VP-19, '81-'84; COMPATWINGSPAC NAS Moffett Field, '84-'88; Fleet Reserve. 8 years as DOD contractor supporting P-3 Program at Naval Aviation Depot Alameda until it was closed last year. Just completed Aircraft Dispatch school (I'm now an FAA Licensed/Certified FAR Part 121/135 Aircraft Dispatcher) and I am now working at Reno Air Operations Reno Air Ops at San Jose, CA Airport. Hello to all my former NAS Moffett Field "Airmates"...As of 31 August 1999, I'm now working in American Airlines Operations, San Jose International Airport, San Jose, CA. It is similar to continously working in a "Ready Alert" operations environment; never gets boring!..." [E-Mail Updated 17AUG2000 | BIO Updated 01SEP99]

NICHOLS, AE2 Phil PHILNICHOLS1@JUNO.COM "...I served with VP-19 from June 1962 thru June 1965 and was a member of crew 6 (PE6) on P3 BUNO: 150628. During my four year hitch I was fortunate to fly in P5M, P2V-5, P2V-7 and P3A's. Pretty good stuff for a 20 year old from Abilene, Texas. I've enjoyed civilian life and have been fortunate in business and activities, but those four years in the Navy will always hold fond memories of good men, great aircraft and new lands. Nothing can take the place of a SP2H on a low pass down the side of a ship or marking rocket runs from from the plexiglass nose. I'll never forget my first ride in a P3, high performance take-off and low pass at the field. What a trip!..." [E-Mail Updated 15MAR2003 | 22JUN98]

NIELSEN, CDR Frederick J. III Shipmate Pix http://www.naswi.navy.mil/vp-1/co.html "...CDR Nielsen, a native of Ann Arbor, Michigan, graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in December 1987. He was commissioned an Ensign through the NROTC program. He earned his Naval Flight Officer wings in August 1989. Following his designation as an NFO, he reported in April 1990 to VP-19 home ported at NAS Moffett Field, California. During his time with the BIG RED, he served as TAD Officer, Personnel Officer and Assistant Administrative Officer. While a member of VP-19, he deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan, NSF Diego Garcia, and Masirah, Omanfor Operation Desert Shield. In April 1991, VP-19 was disestablished and he transferred to VP-9, also home ported at NAS Moffett Field, California. A year later he moved with the squadron to its new homeport at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. As a Golden Eagle he served as the Nuclear Safety Officer, Ordnance Branch Officer and the Avionics/Armament Division Officer. He was qualified as Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator, Patrol Plane Mission Commander and as an Instructor TACCO. While a member of VP-9 he was deployed on extended detachments to NAS Adak, Alaska and Panama. CDR Nielsen remained in Hawaii when in August 1993, he assumed his duties as Flag Aide to Commander, Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare Forces, U. S. Pacific Fleet, co-located at NAS Barbers Point and the Pacific Fleet Headquarters at Pearl Harbor. In November 1995, he reported to the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65), home ported in Norfolk, Virginia as the Assistant Navigator. He qualified as Assistant Command Duty Officer (In-Port), Officer of the Deck (Underway), and Command Duty Officer (Underway). While aboard the "Big E" he deployed in 1996 to the Mediterranean Sea, the Adriatic Sea and Persian Gulf in support of operations in the former Yugoslavia and in Operation Southern Watch. CDR Nielsen reported next to CPRW-10 in November 1997. He served as Administrative Officer and Weapons Systems Trainer Officer in Charge. He returned to operational flying as a Department Head when he joined VP-1 in May 1999. He served as the Masirah Detachment Officer in Charge, Command Services Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer and Maintenance Officer. During this tour he deployed in 1999 to NSF Diego Garcia, Masirah, Oman, NSA Bahrain and finished the tour while deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. CDR Nielsen's next assignment came in April 2001 as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Director, Air Warfare (N78) on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff located in the Pentagon. His most recent assignment was to the National War College in Washington, D.C., where he received his Masters of Science degree in National Security Strategy. CDR Nielsen's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (4) and the Navy Achievement Medal (2)..." [10AUG2005]

NIELSEN, Rick ricknielsenrlnps@aol.com "...I served with VP-22 (1972-1973), VP-47 (1975-1980), VP-31 (1980-1983), VP-40 (1983-1985) and VP-19 (1988-1991)..." [22JUN2011]

NOLDER, Trina trinams02@aol.com "...I was with VP-19 from late 1979 to 1982 as a YN2, but functioned in Communications. Have been trying to locate any Shipmates from that time period. Also have been looking for Shipmates from VP-9 whom I worked with while stationed in NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan form 1977 to 1979. Worked with a lot of great people and thought it would be nice to know what they are doing. Please E-Mail me if you remember those days and would like to chat..." [E-Mail Updated 26SEP2001 | 30JAN2000]

OFFER, CAPTAIN Derek F. http://www.dean.usma.edu/sosh/conferences/scusa/scusa/offer.htm "...Captain Derek F. Offer, USN, joined the Naval War College faculty in June 2002 following a four-year assignment as the U.S. Defense and Naval Attaché to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. He earned his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974 and received his wings as a Naval Flight Officer in 1976. His sea duty assignments include tours in VP-11 as Aircraft Division Officer, Instructor Tactical Coordinator and P-3 Mission Commander; Cruiser Destroyer Group 2 as Assistant Air/ASW Operations Officer and Battle Group Tactical Action Officer deployed on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS Belknapp, and USS Independence. He has also served with VP-19 as a Training and Operations Officer; VP-46 as the Executive Officer and Commanding Officer. Captain Offer was with the CPW-10 as Chief Staff Offer. Ashore he has served at Naval Recruiting District Washington, D.C. as the Aviation Recruiter and Officer Programs Department Head. Captain Offer graduated with distinction from the Naval War College's College of Naval Command and Staff, has served as Adie and Executive Assistant to the President, Naval War College from 1988 to 1990; attended the Armed Forces Staff College and served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs as Country Director for Iran, Kuwait and Oman. He completed a Federal Executive Fellowship at Harvard University, Center for International Affairs and attended Joint Military Attaché Training at Bolling Air Force Base prior to his duty in the Netherlands. He holds a B.S. degree in General Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.A. in National Security and strategic Studies from the Naval War College..." [01JUN2003]

ORTMAN, Rod rod_ortman@hotmail.com "...I was an antisubmarine Warfare tech that was in VP-19 from 1965 to 1968. I was on one of the crews that helped VP-19 get the Navy "E". During this time I was on duty on the ready alert crew when we got the call to go to Japan. That was when the Pueblo was captured off the coast of Korea. We flew directly to Japan, refueled and headed for the site where they were captured. We dropped our bouy's and I listened. This was what all my training was about and I was at the peak of my performance. I can remember telling the pilot we had a soviet nuclear submarine in the water. We had a small target on radar but when we got there it had sounded. We tracked it and flew directly over it as we dropped depth charges, not to harm but to signal that we knew exactly where it was. We did this three times and as we came in on our fourth run it was coming out of the water. The night was pitch black but we turned on our wing lamp (10 million candle power). We could see men on the ladder trying to get in position for a shot at us and others in position on the conning tower with their fists over their eyes obviously blinded by the light. We flew low to get out of their range but continued to track it from a safe distance. We returned to NAS Iwakuni, Japan when we were relieved, and if I remember right we were on station for 10 hours or more. I have tried in vain to verify this incident but apparently the Navy has conviently destroyed the records. I don't remember who the pilots or the crew members were. This was a very exciting incident and I would like to find others that were on that crew. Please contact me..." [E-Mail Updated 03DEC2001 | 17FEB2000]

OSBORN, Jim p3ozman@aol.com "...I was in VP-19 from 89 to decom, VP-9 from 91 to 93, VP-45 from 93 to 97, currently with VP-66 in Willow Grove, Pa. I served as an IFT for all those squadrons...I am currently stationed in NAS Sigonella, Sicily at FMP MOCC MED as the maint supervisor..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 12JUL99]

OSBORN, REAR ADMIRAL Oakley E. Retired http://www.usni.org/hrp/oralhistory/osborn.htm "...One of the few patrol plane aviators in the Naval Institute's oral history collection, Osborn is the first graduate of Aviation Officer Candidate School to achieve flag rank in the Navy. After completing the various stages of flight training in 1957, he held billets of increasing responsibility in several squadrons, VP-17, VP-31, VP-19, and VP-40. In VP-31 he was an instructor as the P-3 Orion entered the fleet; he served as executive officer and commanding officer of VP-40. In the mid-1960s he served on the staffs of Commander Anti-Submarine Warfare Group Five and Commander Patrol Force Seventh Fleet. After that he was a student at the Naval Postgraduate School, attended a course in POW survival, and was a student at the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. OpNav tours in the 1970s included ASW readiness and training officer and executive assistant to the Director of ASW and Ocean Surveillance, Vice Admiral Ed Waller. After duty in the early 1980s in the Naval Military Personnel Command, he was promoted to rear admiral and had several flag tours: in OP-01; as deputy director for operations in the National Military Command Center; as Commander Patrol Wings Pacific Fleet; and as Deputy Director, Defense Mapping Agency..." [01JUN2003]

OSBORN, AT1 (AW/NAC) Stephen gapoz@cfl.rr.com "...Enlisted April 1980 and went to Great Lakes for boot camp. Spent a year at NATTC Millington, TN for initial training. Then on to SERE and VP-31 rag for Aircrew training. My first squadron was VP-19 from 3/82 to 5/85. Back to TN for C7 and bounce up to NADC Warminster PA to put all that edgimication to good use. That was the greatest duty - nothing like working with 3000 rocket scientists. My next stop was ASWOC NAS Sigonella, Sicily from September 1989 to October 1992 during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. For something completely different I took orders to AIMD Key West from October 1992 to October 1995. In my spare time I worked at the local Radio station as an Engineer. Back up north to VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from October 1995 to July 1997 and finally stood up new squadron VQ-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine July 1997. Retired November 1998 and moved to Disney Land..." [12JUL2004]

OSBORNE, CDR Dale Harrison Retired http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/o/o017.htm "...DALE H. OSBORNE - CDR - United States Navy - Shot Down: September 23, 1968 - Released: February 12, 1973. My place of birth is Salt Lake City, Utah, where I was born on 23 January 1933 to my parents, Vivian C. and David E. Osborne. On 1 October 1956 I entered the United States Navy as an Air Officer Candidate and reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida for pre-flight training. I received my commission on 1 February 1957 and was designated a Naval Aviator on 4 June 1958. From 1958 to 1961 I served with VP-9 stationed at NAS Alameda, California and NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I was Patrol Plane Commander of P2V-7 type aircraft involved with Anti-Submarine warfare tactics. From 1961 to 1964, I was assigned to VT-3, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, as a radio instrument flight instructor in T-28 type aircraft. In 1965 I reported to VS-21 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and was a Carrier Air Plane Commander of S2E type aircraft involved with anti-submarine warfare. My squadron deployed to WESTPAC in 1966, embarked in the USS Kearsarge (CVS-33), conducting air operations in the Gulf of Tonkin in support of the U.S. war effort in Southeast Asia. The NAS Lemoore, California was my next stop in 1967 where I reported for transition and training in the A4F Sky Hawk aircraft. In December of that year I was ordered to Attack Squadron Fifty-Five (VA-55). The squadron deployed to WESTPAC in July 1968, embarked in the USS Hancock (CVA 19), joining yankee team operations in the Gulf of Tonkin conducting air strikes against North Vietnam. On 23 September 1968 my aircraft was hit by Anti-aircraft artillary immediately following a rocket attack on enemy positions near the city of Vinh, North Vietnam. Shells exploded in the cockpit area which knocked me unconscious and caused severe injuries to my left leg, right hand and wrist. I regained consciousness momentarily enabling me to pull the ejection handle before passing out again. When I next regained consciousness, I was on the ground - my left wrist had been broken during ejection or ground contact. I was captured immediately by a group of approximately 15 Vietnamese. After an extremely torturous trip North, I finally arrived in Hanoi on the 10th of October. I was completely desiccated, emaciated, and in a moribund state. I was incarcerated with Cdr. Brian Woods and I credit him with saving my life. I was confined in several prison camps in the Hanoi area during my 4 1/2 years of captivity. I was listed as MIA for over a year. I was released to the American authorities at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam on 12 February 1973. December 1996 Dale Osborne retired from the United States Navy as a Commander. He and his wife Nancy reside in Utah..." [16APR2004]

Memorial Picture "...PAFFORD, AT3 Jimmie Shipmate Pix...AT3 - VP-19 - Korean War - Jimmie Pafford passed away yesterday after a yell fought battle with cancer..." Contributed by Jim Cameron jim@cameronconstructors.com [21APR2010]

PARASKEVAS, ENSIGN Angelos Lucas rdsavell@cableone.net "...I served with VPB-19 MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in 1945 as an Ensign and Seaplane pilot. I flew the PBY, PBM, PB2Y, PB4Y, PV-1, PV-1, C-46, F4F and F6F..." [14JUL2008]

PEREZ, Matt livinohsogood@sbcglobal.net "...Hi all you ex VP-19 folks... I was a Big Red'er from about 81-85. Really enjoyed my time there and miss some of the old friends. Sat in the center cockpit seat, flight crews 2, 4 and 9. Went reserves after that, attached with VP-67 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. Ended my military career as a C-5A/B Galaxy Flight Engineer in the Air Force Reserves (it's true what they say about those Air Force sissies). Been flying for the airlines now since 1993, presently flying right seat on the B-727 soon to be B-757, but of all the aircraft I've been on, the P-3 Orion was my favorite and VP-19 is where I had some of my most favorite good times. Drop me an email, I'll surely write back... (also looking for two lost buddies named Tim Mattson and Chuck Mekannon...has anyone seen or heard from them?)..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAR2005 | E-Mail Updated 03MAR2002 | BIO Updated 02NOV2001 | E-Mail Updated 25OCT2001 | BIO Updated 08APR2001 | 01NOV99]

PERWAS, Robert C. rcp10949@optonline.net "...I served with VP-19 from January 1969 to June 1970 and the USS Midway (CVA-41) from 1970 to my discharge in March 1971..." [19FEB2009]

PETERSEN, Craig J. peety_boy_is_me@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 from September 1973 to May 1977..." [28FEB2011]

PETROUS, James P. iugrad@hotmail.com "...I was with VP-19 from Jan. 1976 until Jan. 1979 as an AX3. I have seen several former shipmates posted on the page. It brings back great memories. I left the Navy, in body, in 1979 and went on to complete my masters program at Indiana University. I am currently working on a State Department contract upgrading networks at embassies and consulates around the world. Would love to hear from former shipmates..."

PIERCE, A. D. (970)874-1018 "...I served with VP-871 from 1950 to 1953 and VP-19 to 1954. I would love to talk (user my home phone number listed) former Shipmates. I am trying to locate (I will pay!) two VP-871 patches. Thanks!..." [30MAY2005]

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PLOEGER, Fred fploeger@ucsd.edu "...I served with VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California from September 1966 to June 1969 with deployments to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Anybody out there remember those days?..." [13FEB2011]

POSCH, AWCS Mike Retired mp1837@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-875, VP-872, VP-91, VP-19, VP-31, VP-46, and CPW-10. Now retired and working for a San Mateo Joint Powers Authority. Will retire January 1998. Still live near NAS Moffett Field, California and still drive the white 1961 Porsche. "Long live VP and NAS Moffett Field, California"..." [E-Mail Updated 01JAN2008 | 07JUN98]

POULSON, AW1 Tom Retired Hiburn8@aol.com "...Living in Ohio and now enlisted in the Postal Service as a Letter Carrier. I served with VP-4, VP-19, VP-30, VP-31 and VP-47. Had great times and I've got a lot of great memories of all the people that touched my life over the years. Sure would love to hear from some of you..." [BIO Updated 02FEB2006 | BIO Updated 19AUG2001 | 12MAY98]

POWERS, LCDR Bruce rbpowers@compuserve.com "...I joined VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California in the fall of 1988. Did their NAS Misawa, Japan deployment in 1989 as a Nav with much on top time thanks to the Soviet Navy. Went on to do the 1991 NAS Misawa, Japan deployment as a TACCO and got some more on top time. Watched Big Red decommissioned in 1991, then went on to the Naval Postgrad School for my first M.S. Did a two year tour with Tactical Support Center NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and left the Nav in 1996. Got a second M.S. from U. of Illinois, and as of Jan. '99 will be a space station flight controller at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. I continue the adventure with the Navy Reserve, and visited Puerto Rico and Panama in '97 and '98. I still keep in touch with that VP-19 dog, LCDR Kurt Kohanowich, see Shipmates entry above. My web page is http://www.students.uiuc.edu/~rpowers. I'd love to hear from any old '88-'91 Big Red people!..." [14OCT98]

PUNCOCHAR, AFCM Leonard "Ponch" Retired ljponch@wavecable.com "...I served aboard the USS Lexington (CVA-16) (1959-1960) COD Crew (Plane Captain), VP-40 (1962-1963) at NS Sangley Point, Philippines, VP-19 (1968-1972) ending up as NATOPS FE with a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1972), NAS Misawa, Japan (1974-1977). NAESU (1977-1979) Det NAS Lemoore, California Assistant OinC, VP-4 (1979-1983) as Maint MCPO and 6 MO's as CMC with a deployment to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (1979-1980), CFAO NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and retired in 1986 with 30. Other tours included VA-94, VA-113, HS-2, NAS Moffett Field, California, NALF Crows Landing CA and VC-5 at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Presently working with Boeing..." [E-Mail Updated 19JUN2016 | E-Mail Updated 28DEC2004 | E-Mail Updated 19JAN2003 | 17APR2001]

RAGSDALE, ATN3 Scott ragsrs@comcast.net "...I served with VP-19 (1962-1963) at NAS Alameda, California with a deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I was mainly Radar and Radio Operator..." [20FEB2012]

RAINS, George click@tcjc.cc.tx.us "...Former member of VP-871, 1951-52, and plank owner when we were redesignated VP-19 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Does anyone know of any remaining P4Y2's left in the world? Dr. William Hospers of Vintage Flying Museum, would like to have one for the museum here in Ft. Worth, as a stable mate for his B-17, "Chuckie". As I remember, 6, P4's were transfered to the Chinese on Tiwan. There is one P4, a former fire bomber, at Lone Star in Galveston, but that one has been re-engined with R 2600's, shame, shame. Any help or assistance would be appreicated. Thanks..." [06MAY99]

RAMPENTHAL, Charles E. ("Chas") chasramp@aol.com "...I joined VP-19 in July of 1989, during its deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan. Initially, I was a part of CAC-5 (PPC - LCDR Jim Greunke/2P - LT Tom ("OY") Vhay/TACCO - LT Scott Steadman/ NAV - ??), but moved on to CAC-9 (PPC - LT Paul Tibbetts, LT Ross Velardi/TACCO - LT Dave Brewer/NAV - LTJG Usher Barnum) for the second NAS Misawa, Japan Deployment (August 1990-Feb 1991). Don't worry - I didn't forget all the guys who "worked" for a living - Jeff Whitesell, Ken Ruber, Phil Amato, Foushee, Stubby, "Cubi-Dog," Mauer, and a lot of others I can't remember (too many cocktails, no doubt!). We had some good times! I particularly remember watching the two "deployment movies" (Bill & Ted and Raising Arizona) way too many times, trying to continue the legacy of the Big Red Band after Pat "the AxeMan" Reynolds left, standing Ready 1 with Kahuna on New Years' Eve 1991, and a little "combat action" in the Gulf! In the middle of the Decommissioning in 1991, I (briefly) went over to VP-47, until they figured out that they already had too many pilots! So, at the end of 1991, with all the "fun" pilot billets gone, I gave recruiting a shot (in my hometown of St. Louis). That experience taught me a few things: (1) that I was not really "in" to recruiting; (2) that No. 1 was most likely due to flying too much, finishing my BS [the perils of being a NAVCAD] at SIU, and having way too much fun; and (3) that I didn't want to end up living in my "hometown!" So, I departed the NAV in December of 1999, went to law school in Los Angeles (USC - Go Trojans!) from 1995-1998, and have been working as an attorney ever since. Currently, I am a corporate attorney for a large firm in Boston, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP. I would love to catch up with any fellow BIG RED Alum who even remotely remember who I am. Cheers!..." [09MAY2002]

REED, AO3 Ben gentleben35904@yahoo.com "...I served aboard the USS Oriskany (CV/CVA-34) from 1954 to 1956 and VP-19 (Crew-4) from 1956 through 1957 flying the P2V-5. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 07JAN2010 | 25SEP99]

REEVES, AD1 Dale Retired p3fe1@ieee.org areeves@computer.org areev001@odu.edu "...VP-48 1982-1985, PMTC NAS Point Mugu, California Range aircrew 1985-1988, VP-19 1988-1991, RTC Great Lakes Company Commander 1991-1994, VP-46 1994-1997. Presently attend Old Dominion University, Norlfolk Va. Computer Engineering..." [08FEB99]

Memorial Picture "...REEVES, AT1 George Ray...We lost Shipmate George Ray Reeves (VP-19, VAQ-129 and VP-19) on July 12, 2010. George was born on February 3, 1948 and was last known to be living in Coupeville, Washington. He joined the U.S. Navy, where he served for 13 years. He served as a radio operator aboard P-3Bs with VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California and was an avionics instructor with VAQ-129 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and in the Reserves with VP-69. After leaving the Navy, George remained in the Coupeville area with his wife Joan and family, working as a database administrator for the government. He is survived by his wife Joan. Memorial services were held for George at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge on Wednesday, July 21st at 2:00 PM. George was a happy, intelligent man with broad interests..." Contributed by SANBORN, AT3 Pete psanborn2@earthlink.net [11SEP2010]

REEVES, George R. uhu@whidbey.net "...March 6, 1969 VP-31 RP-07 P-3B Bureau Number 152765 crashed at NAS Lemoore, California. I was also scheduled to be on that flight. As I recall, I reported to the duty office to pick up my box lunch about 0430 and was told that instead of a "RADIO/OBSERVER" FAM, the flight was rescheduled for a "Pilot Trainer". We, about 7 or 8 of us (can't remember the number for sure), had been bumped from that flight to attend a GSE class. Upon returning to the classroom (about 10:00 a.m.) from a smoke break, the instrutor said "you all were supposed to be on RP7, weren't you? It just crashed - every one was killed". I believe, again not really sure, that Dwane Yoder (went to VP-40 "Radio Operator") was also origianlly schedule to be on that FAM flight. I went on to VP-19. I served with Crew 7, Crew 2, and Crew 1 and deployed NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Also served with VAQ-129 and VP-69. Visit my website (http://www2.whidbey.net/urraca/) if you think you remember me. I really do like hearing from Shipmates. Any one remember Steve SMALLEY VP-22? I witnessed the following P-3 Mishaps: VP-45 NAS Adak, Alaska - Ground looped (pitch locked/smoke remove hatch blew open on roll out. SOP to pop the PL circuit breakers because of the cold. They had a flag sticking out the smoke removal hatch the previous day. Must have forgotten to secure it; VP-19 NAS Iwakuni, Japan - Nose gear colapsed on landing (both nose tires blew on a night take off) The crew had to wait for daylight to confirm that both tires blew. CO suggested that the crew bail out before doing a foam landing. The crew's COMMENTS "*7#@^%" could be heard on the maintenance control radio in the back ground. They did eat all of their "unprepareds" (breakfast/lunch/dinner and most likely all the PBJ) while burning off fuel; and VP-6 NAS Cubi Point, Philippines "DITCH" (AT2 Carver and I were standing at the top a P-3 boarding ladder) watched them make the turn to Grandy Island. Saw them impact the water. Couldn't believe that there were survivors. I got to fly with CDR Montgomery when he was a reserve with VP-69. He got us through a pretty spiffy storm near Midway one night..." Personal Website: http://www2.whidbey.net/urraca/ [18OCT2001]

REINIG, Duane J. dlreinig@iowatelacom.net "...I served with VP-19 from 1968 to 1971 with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Iwakuni, Japan and VT-26 from 1971 to 1972. I am currently farming in southwest Iowa..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2011 | 09FEB2002]

RHEA, John F. j.rhea@comcast.net "...Served withVP-19 back in the EARLY 70's. Made the Iwakuni, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, & Okinawa deployments. Flew patrols out of NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and Utapao as the MAD/RAD operator. Met and married a beautiful Thai lady (still am for all you nay sayers). Love to hear from any one who remembers..." [E-Mail Updated 23FEB2005 | E-Mail Updated 16MAR2001 | 11FEB98]

Memorial Picture "...RICHARDS, AMCS Stephen Gene...I sadly report that my father, Stephen Gene Richards, January 3rd, 2016 surrounded by family in his home Kennewick, WA. Dad was proudly buried at Tahoma National Cemetary. Dad proudly served with VP-19, VP-65 and VP-60. I would love to hear from AMEC Kevin Moeller and any of Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by Angela angelab003@hotmail.com [28JUN2017]

RICHARDS, AMCS Stephen Retired burrocreek2@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 (1966-1987), HS-85, VP-65 and VP-60. I enjoyed all my tours of duty. I have been inspector on B727, 737, 757, 767 and 747's. I am currently retired in Pasco, Wa. I work seasonally loading Fire Retardant on some of the same P-3's I worked on and flew in the Navy. I just can't get away from the P-3. I am looking for information on AMEC Kevin Moeller (lost contact with Keven in 2009) and would also like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 22DEC2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 13OCT2008 | 11OCT98]

RICKER, CDR Dave ricker@ime.net "...I am currently XO of VPU-1. I was attached to VP-19 83-86, VP-22 93, VP-47 94-95..."

RINGGENBERG, AXCS Roger Retired RRinggenberg@msn.com "...I started out in VP-31 NAS North Island, San Diego, California 1963-64, VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California 1965-67, VO-67 Alameda, CA and RTAFB Nhakon Phenom, Thailand 1967-68 and VP-48 Moffett Field, CA 1968-70. Flew as crewman on SP-2E&H, OP-2E, P-3A, B & C and SP-5B Aircraft. Retired AXCS in 1986. Love to hear from any in squadrons listed..."

ROBBINS, ADJ Gary E. Gskibum1@aol.com "...I started my tour with VP-19 from May 1973 until January 1977. I met the squadron for the first time in NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan spent three months and then back to NAS Moffett Field, California for a while and then on to the Philipines, Thailand, NSF Diego Garcia, and so on. My rate was ADJ throughout my enlistment even though I ran the line shack for the last year..." [22MAY2002]

ROBERDS, Darryel dlroberds@aol.com "...I served with VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California from Spring 1969 until Spring 1972. I was a TACCO in Crew 7 and a couple of other crews when I first arrived. I spent two years in ALPHA Crew 7. Did a tour in VT-10 at NAS Pensacola, Florida followed by a tour as NATO Weapons Officer in NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I finished out my career at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee as Training Officer for the AVC7 school. I was a NESEP (Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program) and spent 10 years as an enlisted Radioman at Beachmaster Unit ONE, NAS Adak, Alaska, USS Pluck, and the USS Washoe County. Would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [07MAY2003]

ROBERTS, Robbie Harrywgolf@aol.com "...I was in VP-19 early sixty at Oakland, California..." [25AUG2001]

ROCKEFELLER, AW2 David J. drockef1@nycap.rr.com "...I served with VP-19 (1973-1976) on Crew-5 I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11SEP2011]

Memorial Picture "...RODRIGUES, AMH2 Alfred Shipmate PixPictures...Dad passed away January 3rd, 1995. He served with VP-60, VP-19 and FASRON-9..." Contributed by Bryan Rodrigues brodrigu@risd.edu [30MAY2015]

ROSSI, Lou lm.rossi@comcast.net "...I served with the USS Independence (1977 - 1981), Navy Recruiting District, Phila. (1982 - 1985), VP-19 (1985 - 1990), FASOTRAGRUP PAC, NAS Moffett Field, California (1991 - 1993), VP-46 (1993 - 1996), FASOTRAGUPAC, NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1996 - 1999) and Retired (1999)..." [24MAR2005]

ROWLANDS, LCDR Steve Retired srowlands@adams.net "...I served with VP-19 (1983-1986), VP-31 (1991-1993) and VP-4 (1993-1995)..." [E-Mail Updated 12SEP2018 | E-Mail Updated 01FEB2009 | 19MAR2001]

RUOTI, CAPTAIN Anthony Joseph Jr. http://www.nwc.navy.mil/jmo/Faculty/bios/ruoti.htm "...CAPT Anthony Joseph Ruoti Jr. - JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT - Chairman, JMO Department - CAPTAIN ANTHONY J. RUOTI, JR., USN, reported to the Joint Military Operations Department as chairman in August 2002, following a tour as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations (N3) for Commander in Chief, United States Naval Forces Europe. Captain Ruoti graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1975 and the Naval War College in 1993, receiving a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. His shore tours include VT-31, NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, Commander Patrol Wing ELEVEN, Executive Officer of the West Coast's P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron, VP-31, The Joint Staff, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Directorate (J6), Architecture and Integration Division. Following this Washington tour he reported to Commander Patrol Wings Atlantic/Commander Task Force EIGHTY-FOUR as operations officer and subsequently as Chief of Staff. Captain Ruoti's sea tours were VP-5, NAS Jacksonville, Florida serving as Aircraft Division Officer, Training Officer, and Pilot NATOPS Officer holding P-3 "Orion" Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, and Instructor Pilot designations, deploying to NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily, with detachments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, Crete, NS Rota, Spain, the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and Senegal, working closely with allied naval forces throughout the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, USS FORRESTAL as Communications Officer, deploying to the Mediterranean, VP-19 as Assistant Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer, deploying to NSF Diego Garcia, BIOT detaching to Daharan, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Oman, Okinawa and NAS Misawa, Japan. He commanded VP-9, during this tour his squadron was awarded the Battle "E", deploying to NAS Misawa, Japan and detaching to NAS Adak, Alaska and Panama. Captain Ruoti assumed command of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing FIVE, preparing, training and certifying Patrol and Special Project Squadrons for forward deployed operations..." [15APR2004]

RUS, AO2 Dwight G. drus@colostate.edu "...I was an AO2 with VP-19 from January 1969 to 1971; deploying to NAS Adak, Alaska and to NAS Iwakuni, Japan..." [01NOV2006]

SALDANA, AD1(AW) John "Sal" Retired malo83@sbcglobal.net "...Served in VP-19 from 1980-83. Had a hell of a good time. Made deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Misawa, Japan. Tooooo bad they closed down NAS Moffett Field, California. Served with VQ-1 from 1972-75. It was my first tour of duty and loved it. Made deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines aaahh the cold SAN MIGUEL beer was great. NAS Atsugi, Japan remember PR16? also to DANANG, VN watch for incoming!!!! OSAN, KOREA how about some oscar!! and the USS.RANGER. Rig the barricade!! Worked on all the birds EA3B WHALES, EP-3E ARIES, EC121 CONNIES. And the RA3B Photo birds. To all the people I served with,what a pleasure. A lot of good memories of all the people I worked with. KEEP THE FAITH!...Served with VAW-116 from 1987-1991 aboard the USS RANGER (Top Gun). Best E2C Hawkeye outfit on the west coast -bar none!!! Was the Powerplants Sup/Q.A. rep. Looking for any Mechs that was out there when we went to DESERT STORM, what a ride!!! Who could forget the Liberty, P.I. Pattaya Beach, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi, Hawaii. Another round of San Miguels to all my Shipmates!..." [E-Mail Updated 09FEB2011 | BIO Updated 06AUG2002 | 17APR2001]

SALMON, AW1 Gart H. Retired ultramed@colton.com "...I served with VT-2 NAS Pensacola, Florida from 1962 to 1966, AX School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee in 1966, VP-26 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1967 to 1971, VX-1 NAS Key West, Florida and which was moved to Pax River Maryland from 1971 to 1974, VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1974 to 1979, and moved across the field to VP-31 from 1979 until I retired on November 1981..." [24JAN2003]

SANBORN, AT3 Pete psanborn2@earthlink.net "...Hello fellow VP'ers. One of the BEST times in my life was serving with the great guys in VP-19 from 1968 to 1971. I made the NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployments flying radios (AT-3) in crews 12 and 4. I also participated in Operation Milrow in Alaska (with Crew 12) and made the Vietnam detachment out of NAS Iwakuni, Japan (10 days in NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam). After I separated from the Navy in 1971, I reenlisted in 1972 and ended up as a plank owner in an EA-6B squadron, VAQ-136. When the squadron deployed aboard the Kitty Hawk I went to AIMD in NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and ended up as the night shift supervisor. I have already made contact with several former Shipmates and look forward to renewing contact with others from Big Red. Good times, great guys, great squadron. Let me hear from you..." [24MAR2004]

SANFORD, John C. c/o His Son Dan Sanford sanfac55@hotmail.com "...My Father, John C. Sanford, served with VP-19/VP-MS-9 NAS Norfolk, Virginia from November 1946 to March 1948 and ATU-10 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas PBM's as a Flight Engineer. He served with a LT(jg) Harris at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Dad is 74 years old and his legs don't work too well plus numerous medical issues. Dad reminices often. Thanks and best regards..." [15NOV2003]

SCHLUETER, IS1(NAC) Dan dcjj@digitalpath.net "....I served with VP-40 from 1983-1985. I did a partial NAS Misawa, Japan deployment in late 1983 (Detachment NAS Adak, Alaska) and a full deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland in 1985. Refused to extend for 2 years when VP-40 updated to III's. Was "punished" and sent to VP-19 for a NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan/ NAS Misawa, Japan deployment in 1986. Got out and went to college and ended up with a degree from Chico State (Party Management?). Currently working as an appraiser for a small county in Northern California. I am now in the reserves attached to JICPAC 1194 in Dublin, California. I sure miss flying!..." [E-Mail/Rank Updated 09APR2004 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 11FEB2003 | 24FEB2001]

SCHMIDT, AX3 Lorelei (Hogan) mattandlorelei2@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 from 1986 to 1988, left as an AX3 working in AIMD, NAS Moffett Field, California. If anyone has heard from VP-19's Martin (Marty) Caro or Phillip (Phil) Marshall, can you drop me a line? I am trying to find them for my husband, AW1 Matt Hogan. Marty is our son's godfather and we lost touch years ago, last I heard he was an Ensign at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. We've got a lot to catch up on, like the fact that his Godson, Kevin, is a junior starting defensive end for Kent State! Go Big Red and Go Golden Flashes!..." [15MAY2008]

SCHNEIDER, CAPTAIN Bill wschneidersprint6@earthlink.net "...Had a great tour in VP-22 (80 - 83), followed by recruiting in Pgh, PA (83-86), then on to ASWOC/TSC NAS Misawa, Japan (86-89), then VP-19 (89-91). Closed the doors for the Milpitas Chickens, and left active duty. Have stayed in the reserves, mostly at Great Lakes, SPAWAR (91-95), VTU (95-96), DCNO N3/N5 (96-99), CINCPAC (99-00), DCNO 106 (00-present). Pinned O-6 on in Nov '99. For the time being am an IT manager for Nalco Chemical Company, in Naperville, IL, although being outsourced to IBM in September. Looking for a good job to get Sylvia and me and our two boys back to Hawaii. I really miss those days..." [10AUG2001]

SCHOONMAKER, CWO John Retired pkogunner@catskill.net "...I entered the Navy in 1956. Served with the following: USS Midway (CVA-41) from 1957 through 1960; NAS Keflavik, Iceland from 1960 through 1961; USS Saratoga (CVA-60) from 1961 through 1965; NATTC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1965 through 1968; VP-19 from 1968 through 1970; AO B School from 1970 through 1971; VS-28 from 1971 through 1972; BUPERS from 1972 through 1975; VP-50 from 1975 through 1976; USS Nimitz (CVN-68) from 1976 through 1979; Air Gunner NS Rota, Spain from 1979 through 1981; and retired in 1981. Ii would not trade it for anything. Currently living in upstate New York..." [11JAN2001]

SCHWENKLER, Scott toofarfrumpuken@yahoo.com "...I served as a navy corpsman from 11/83-10/85 with VP-19..." [05MAR2010]

SCOFIELD, ATC James W. "Jim" Retired jim@ndislife.com "...My first squadron, after ATN "A" school was VW-1 at NAS Agana, Guam flying radio on EC-121. We flew weather ops from Guam, the Philippines, Japan and Taiwan and radar cover over the Gulf of Tonkin mostly from Chu Lai. From VW-1 I went to VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii flying radio on C-118's and C-130's. My first VP experience was in VP-19, the "Milpitas Chickens", as an IFT from April 1978 - May 1980. After a three-year tour with VRC-50, second time around, I joined VP-22 and the "Blue Geese" on deployment at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines in September 1984 - June 1987. After VP-22. I returned to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, AIMD and BEQ Leading Chief, for my last duty station. We were in the Philippines when Mt. Pinatubo erupted. I have a unique video of my last re-enlistment on top of Diamond Head with LT Clark and my retirement ceremony in the Philippines with Mt. Pinatubo erupting in the background. We came to NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington for separation. I am presently working for Washington Department of Corrections as the electronics technician at the women's prison. To all my Shipmates and friends my family and I send a cheerful Mabuhay and Salamat Po..." [E-Mail Updated 09FEB2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 01AUG2004 | 12DEC98]

SCOTT, ADJ2 Lee leescott66@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1972-1974) in the Engine Shop with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1972). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16JUL2011]

SCOTT, ATCS Robert C. Retired greatscott2bl@msn.com "...I reported to VP-871 September 1952 and was redesignated VP-19 1953. I was assigned as gunner and cook to Crew-11 with Pappy Bloom as our pilot. I transferred out in late 1955 for Ordnance Class B School in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I ended up doing 20 great years..." [E-Mail Updated 07JAN2004 | 15NOV2001]

Memorial Picture "...SHANNONHOUSE, Russell William...Sunday, December 17, 2000 - Mr. Russell W. Shannonhouse of Lynn Haven passed away quietly at home Friday December 15, 2000, after a long illness. No services will be held. Russell Shannonhouse was born on August 2, 1921 in Edgewood Arsenal, Md., the son of Col. John G. and Lulu M. Shannonhouse, formerly of Ridge Road, Nevada City, Calif. In January 1961, after 20 years of service, Russell Shannonhouse retired from the U.S. Navy as a chief aviation ordnanceman. His 20 years of distinguished naval service included assignment to the U.S. Naval Training Center in NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1940-1941); MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii (1941-1943); Heavy Patrol Squadron VP-19 (PB4Y2) NS Sangley Point, Philippines (1944-1945); Aviation Supply Depot in Samar, Philippines (1945-1946); VPB-119 (1946-1947); VP-7 (1947-1949); NAS Alameda, California (1949-1951); USS Philippine Sca CV-47 (1951-1953, Korean War); FASRON-8 and VP-19 (P2V Neptunes) in NAS Alameda, California (1954-1959); NAS Moffett Field, California Attack Squadron VA-125 in Sunnyvale, Calif. (1959-1961). His naval fields of expertise included aviation ordnance, combat air crewman, special weapons and ordnance, and aviation fire control coordinator. After retirement from the U.S. Navy, Russell went to work as a planner and estimator at the Naval Air Repair Facility in NAS Alameda, California. Upon retirement from civil service, Russell Shannonhouse and his late wife Georgia Frances Purkett of Leadville, Colo., returned to Nevada City, Calif. in 1976. He was honored in 1995 as a Pearl Harbor survivor by Presidential decree. Upon the death of his wife Georgia in Dec. 1999, Russell moved to Lynn Haven to live with his son John and his daughter-in-law Susie. Russell is survived by his son Capt. John R. Shannonhouse USCG (Ret.) and his daughter-in-law Susie of Lynn Haven; grandson Greg and his wife Allison of Lynn Haven; great-granddaughter Brittany of Lynn Haven; and sister Jean Knowlton of Fresno, Calif. He will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him. A special thanks to Hospice of Northwest Florida. At the request of the family, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to M.D. Anderson Hospital, Thoracic Research, UT, Houston, TX. Southerland Family Funeral Homes - Panama City, Fla. 32405 - 785-8532 - 100 E. 19th St..." http://www.newsherald.com/articles/2000/12/17/ob121700.htm [10JAN2004]

SHARPE, Glen racefan1@erols.com "...I was an AW in VP-19 (CAC-2 ruled!) from 1/89 till 3/91. Then sent to VP-40 (CAC-8 ruled) due to VP-19s decommissioning. Went on 3 deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan, and a nice little trip to the Gulf for Dessert Storm. Currently Im employed as a Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin in Manassas, VA. I fly with NAWCAD in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland to test the USQ-78A system under development to be delivered to the fleet in the near futere. Would love to find a few lost Shipmates I was stationed with, if anyone knows of them let me know. Thanks in advance. LT Owen O'neil, LT Pete Marshall, LT John Ray, AEC Tim Sullivan, AEC Dennis Kerr, AOC Keith Fontano, AT1 Rich Wagner, AO1 Bob Minchew, AOC Frank Thomas, A02 Angie Heil, PR3 Gina Mack, AW2 Dan Frase, AW2 Randy Coleman, AW2 Steve Dodson, to many to list. Look forward to renewing old aquaintances..." [06FEB99]

SHARPE, Shannon R. ssharpe@rglobal.net "...Flew with VP-19 during Iwakuni deployment in 1967. Flew as IFT with VW-1 68 -70. Joined VQ-1 74. Flew as AES until 79. Went to NAS Point Mugu, California "line division" then returned to the Q in 80. Retired as ATCS from the Q in 84..." [E-Mail Updated 31JUL99 | 25OCT98]

SHELTON, AK1 Sherry tjs@conch.net "...been in VP-5 this time around from Mar 94 to DEC 97, before that I was at FASO Cecil Field from 90-94, VP-5 from 86-90, Nas Norfolk VA from 84-86, VP-19 from 82-84, and VT-22 from 80-82...I am now stationed at OPS/OMD in Key West..." [Updated 24DEC97] [ICQ# 6317501]

SHEPHERD, AD2 Royce shepbuil@windstream.net "...I served with VP-19 from 1952 to 1954 with deployments to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Agana, Guam and NAS Atsugi, Japan. I was Plane Captain of Crew-11 during our deployment to NAS Atsugi, Japan in 1954 when our Skipper's (CDR John Booth WAYNE) aircraft was shot down by Soviet fighters approximately 40 miles off the Siberian coast on September 4th, 1954..." [E-Mail Updated 21MAY2011 | E-Mail Updated 18NOV2001 | 14AUG98]

SHAPIRO, TE1 Maurice "Shep" twonavyvets@gmail.com "...I served with VP-871 / VP-19 (01/1951-04/1954) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAS Agana, Guam and Automated Information Systems (AIS) as a Instructor (04/1954-10/1954) at NAS Alameda, California. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 23APR2016 | E-Mail Updated 13JAN2015 | 21JUL99]

SHAUNESSY, Marty ShaunessyMJ@bonhomme-richard.navy.mil "...I joined the VP community in June '73 as a P-3 FE student in VP-31. Transferred to VQ-1 in Guam ('Dec '73-May '76). Was an FE in Crew 36 with Mike Asher, Bob Asmus and Bob Woolsey. Moved on to VP-19 '76-'78 in Crew 6. Went to COMPATWINGSPAC in Nov '78 with Master Chief Goff, Mike McGuire, Denny Graham and ADCS Don Newth. Picked up Chief in '80 and LDO in '81. VP-31 was my next stop ('81-'83) as Asst FRAMP and then MMCO with CDR Tim Cudia. Still on active duty as the AIMD Officer onboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6). Presently on our first cruise as the Navy's newest Amphibious Assault ship. Greeting to all my old Shipmates. Drop me a line when you get the time..." [19FEB2000]

SHAW, Bob bshaw@uwf.edu "...Served with VP-24 (69-72), ASWOC/TSC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (75-78), CPWP - NAS Moffett Field, California (78-80), VP-19 (80-82), VT-31 (83-85). Retired from CNET - NROTC/NJROTC in 93. Now at the University of West Florida in Pensacola..." [02DEC2000]

SHELTON, AOC Robert L. Retired rshelton@nwi.net "...Joined VP-40 approximately June 1963 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines. We flew the P5M Marlin. First time in Vietnam was January 1964 flying recon. Stayed in VP-48 till August 1966 (3 month invol extension). Got out and came back into VA-94 NAS Lemoore, California. Transferred to AIMD NAS Atsugi, Japan 1967 thru 1971 and then to VP-19 P-3A's. 1974 taught SERE School at Warner Springs, "B" school and then back to VP-48 ran 1st Lt till I made AOC and then ran night check maintenance. 1981 Navy recruiting until retirement July 1983. OOPS! - went back as a Temac Recruiter in Wenatchee, WA 1984-1985 and finally happily retired..." [01JUN2003]

Memorial Picture "...SHIPPEN, PO2 Donald Scott...Sadly reporting that my brother Donald Scott Shippen and his wife were killed in a car accident on June 21 2019. Scott was an ASW, Petty Officer 2nd Class, on "Sensor 3" with VP-19 out of NAS Moffett Field, California, with deployments to NSF Diego Garcia and the middle east. Scott was proud to be Navy Aircrew, having toughed out SERE school and other challenging training. During his service he encountered many "MAD men" and flew close to Russian aircraft including long range Bear bombers. His crew were accomplished volley ball players and they found competition at many foreign air fields. Imagine scenes from Black Sheep Squadron. Scott separated in June 1989..." Contributed by David Shippen shippenda@gmail.com [05SEP2019]

SHOCKLEY, AMS1 Charles (Chuck) Retired cshockley@automark.net "...I served in VP-19 from January 1979 until June 1982, P.I. Express Flies Again. Spend some in beautiful NSF Diego Garcia, 99 days on the rock as I recall, I retired from active duty in September 1998 and I am loving it. Left 19 and went to Key West Fla to VA-45 then to NAS Jacksonville, Florida stayed there until 1985, going to the USS I Don't Like Ike (USS Dwight D Eisenhower) made one cruise there, VA-42 Nas Oceana from 90 to 93 hated it damn Buffalo's passed planes to the gulf. Next stop USS America wonderful old lady she was made the last one for her, sorry to see her leave, HC-2 was my final resting spot mail boys for the Gulf. Look forward to hearing for anyone at VP-19 during the time I was on board. Fair winds to all..." [18APR2002]

SIGLER, LCDR Steve Retired Stevesigler@compuserve.com "...VXN-8 74-77 (the good years), then on to recruiting in ABQ, VP-19, Monterrey, VP-48, NAS Moffett Field, California -- now trying to stay warm while flying DC-9's with Northwest Airlines out of Minneapolis, MN ........Life is Good!..." [05JAN99]

SKELTON, AW1 Richard P. Retired bababear@alaska.com "...I attended Boot Camp (1968-1969), AW "A" School (1969), Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational (FASO) (1969-1970) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-31 (1969-1970), VP-9 (1970-1975) at NAS Moffett Field, California, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational TRAining GRoUp, PAcific Fleet (FASOTRAGRUPAC) DET (1975-1978) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-19 (1978-1982) at NAS Moffett Field, California, CPRW-10/ASWOC (1982-1985), CPRW-10/ASWOC (1985-1990) Detachment NAS Adak, Alaska and retired (1990). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06NOV2011]

SMITH, PN1 Craig A. / JOHNSON, Craig Retired Shipmate Pix orioson@aol.com "...I served in three different squadrons: VS-37 from 1978 to 1980. VP-19 from 1983 to 1987. VAQ-138 from 1991 to 1994. In VS-37 I was an AN, then a PNSN and when I was discharged I was a PN3. In VP-19 I was a PN3 and a PN2 when I transferred. In VAQ-138 I was a PN1. I went on cruises to: WESTPAC with VS-37 and USS Constellation CV64 in 1979 when the embassy in Iran was taken hostage. Deployments to NSF Diego Garcia 1984-1985 and to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan / NAF Misawa, Japan 1986 with VP-19. WESTPAC with VAQ-138 and USS Nimitz CVN68 in 1992 for Operation Southern Watch. I also served in the U.S. Army in 1974 to 1976 in Frankfurt and Hanau Germany with 3AD HHQ and 23rd Engrs; in the Navy I also served in NSY/NS Mare Island, CA; Naval Hospital Bremerton, SEABASE Port Hueneme as Base Police from 1995 to 1996 and at PSD PSNS Bremerton where I retired from in 1997 as a PN1. I taught Wing Chun Kung Fu to fellow shipmates at just about every station and was involved in a few smoker competitions. Enclosed is a recent picture taken at church with my mother..." [19JUL2007]

SMITH, ATC(AW) Curt Retired squidnsarg@att.net "...Served proudly with VP-46 (1982 to 1986), VP-19 (1990 to the end), three years of forced labor at NRD NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, BUPERS SDC NAS Point Mugu, California (1991 to 1995), NAMTRA NAS Jacksonville, Florida, HM-15 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (1999 to retirement). Now working for Raytheon in Dallas, TX..." [E-Mail Updated 25JAN2006 | BIO Updated 31MAR2001 | BIO Updated 21FEB2000 | 30SEP98]

SMITH, AMS3 James I. "Smitty" judykay9358@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1982-1986) and worked in supply and line work..." [03FEB2014]

SORENSON, AX(W)2 Kieth kiethsorenson@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 from 1966 to 1969 (deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan twice). Would pay dearly for or like to make a copy of 1966 NAS Iwakuni, Japan Cruise book. I see Bo Dudley here. I know where Bill Ovelman is, I communicate with Danny Gates periodically. I would like to find the whereabouts of AT2 Bill (Soupy) Campbell. Quite a few of the late 1960s gang are at http://www.classmates.com/..." [15JUN2004]

SPAINHOWER, Robert D. robertspainhower@alltel.net "...I would really enjoy contact with any VP-19 personnel who served between 1953 and 1956, those "forgotten" years..." [21MAR99]

SPINELLA, Cristy Carrier cristy.spinella@cox.net "...I served with VP-19 1984 to 1986. I am very proud of the squadron and enjoy reading the historical accounts..." [29APR2003]

STAMBAUGH, Roger pericowest@aol.com "...I was a PPC in VP-19,and in reserve squadrons at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, NAF Andrews, Maryland, and NAS Point Mugu, California 1959-1982..." [09FEB2005]

STARKS, AWAN John L. pmp@strato.net "...I served with VP-19 from 1971 to 1974 with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [17NOV2009]

STEWART, John Patrick "Jack" jacks@logonbasic.com "...I served with VPB-19 from 1942-1945. VPB-19 was formed at NAS Alameda, California We trained out of MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii then to Eniwetok via Johnson Island from Parry Island at Enewitok to Saipan and then to Iwo Jima. Huge swells at Iwo and had JATO bottles fixed to hull on both sides on take-off. The port side JATOs failed and we lost starboard wing float on take off. Flew vector anyway and made a safe landing with help from Tender Crew. Looking for Shipmates Don Lynn Livingston. Where are ya Livi?..." [E-Mail Updated 18FEB2011 | 23FEB2003]

STOCK, Merlyn mlstock_tx@hotmail.com "...I was attached to VP-19 from Jan 1955 to Oct 1957. Home base was NAS Alameda, California and we deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Kodiak, Alaska..." [30NOV2001]

STOCKBERGER, AO Michael mrberger54@aol.com "...VP-19 Nov. 1972 through June 1976. Aviation Ordanance Aircrewman. Crew 6. Two Westpac deployments. Okinawa and Phillipines. Good times,Great friends. Still the Muff!..." [02DEC2005]

STREETER, Austin JOEVPB19@AOL.COM "...I served with VPB-19 in the Pacific during WW2 (1945). We were at Iwo Jima and flew patrols from a Seadrom at the base of Mt. Suribachi..." [13MAY2003]

STRICHERZ, AEC Richard J. Retired dfstricherz@dailypost.com "...I served with VP-19 from March 1957 till March 1958 and made an Alaska cruise as an AE3. I was married in that Squadron and Bill Fleck AE3 was my bestman. I loved Alaska and the VPNavy has no equals. My Alaska det was the over the rocks at Ladd AFB with daily flights to the North Pole. I now live in Lake Pelican South Dakota..." [22JUL2007]

STUBBS, AWC Chris "Stubby" Retired stubbsac@hotmail.com "...Served in VP-19 from Dec '89- Aug '91. Participated in Big Red's final deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan and detatched to Operation Desert Storm. Upon decommissioning I was transferred to VP-40 where I did two more deployments. Moved with the squadron from NAS Moffett Field, California to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in December '93. In 1995 Transferred to VX-1 at NAWC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland where I served until '98. I am currently stationed at TSC NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I have been very lucky with all of my tours, and have very few complaints, but my heart will always be truest to my first command.... VP-19, "Big Red". I would love to hear from any of my old flyin' buddies..." [14FEB2000]

STUMP, Debra (stumper) dstump@lynchburg.net "...I was in VP-19 from December 1989 until we decommissioned, then I went to VP-47. I got out of the Navy in 1993. With both squadrons, I mostly worked at AIMD in the powerplants shop! What a great experience that was!! During deployments, I was TAD to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. I just moved back to Virginia, my home state, a year and a half ago. After living in the Bay Area of California since I got out of the Navy. I am in search of hoping to get in touch with some former Shipmates. And also, if anyone has a copy of the videotape from VP-19, I would love to see about getting a copy of that. Thanks in advance!! I look forward to any responses..." [30JAN2000]

SULLIVAN, J. P. ctellis@primenet.com "...I was with VP-19 from 80-81. Just wanted to say hello to all former VP-19 persons,and hello to JW, Boz, CDR Floyd, Harkins, & West. Would like to hear from any and all..." [20OCT99]

SULLIVAN, LCDR John V. Jr. Retired jvsullivanjr@gmail.com "...I served (pilot) with Pilot VP-19 (1977-1980) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAF Misawa, Japan, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and Detachments to NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, VT-2 (1980-1981) at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, VP-90 (1982-1985) at NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-92 (1985-1987) at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts and VP-93 (1987-1994) at NAF Detroit, Michigan. I flew with Delta Airlines from 1985-2017 to retirement..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 21SEP2020 | 05AUG2015]

SWARTZ, Tracy tfs@libby.org "...I served with VP-19 from 1969 to 1971. I worked in the Power Plants shop and Aircrew. Anyone from our 1969-1970 NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment still alive?..." [11JUL2003]

TARGEE, AT2 Phil ptarg@aol.com "...I served with VP-19 NAS Alameda, California from 1956 to 1959. I was an AT2 Radar Operator and Tech on PE-4. I had some of the most wonderful times in my life. I made many freinds and still in touch with many of them. I spent 8 months in NAS Kodiak, Alaska and 9 months in NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Many flights were over the "coasts" with a k20 Camera. Great memories. Peter Childs, Benny Throckmorton, Dudley, Charlie Boggs, Percells, etc..." [04JAN2004]

TAYLOR, Rick gadgetguy1@comcast.net "...I was in VP-19 from 1973 to 76, transfered to VP-48 was there until 78. Next I spent 3 years instructor duty at VP-31's FRAMP 78-81. Spent my last year at VP-46 discharged in April 82 from NAS Moffett Field, California. I look forward to hearing from all of you who shared all those good times (and a few shakey times) with..." [E-Mail Updated 08MAR2005 | 10MAR98]

TEIS, Tim tjeteis@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 (12/1983-12/1986) and VP-47 (06/1993-06/1995)..." [E-Mail Updated 18FEB2013 | 25JAN2009]

THOMAS, Bob navyp@novagate.com "...VP-19. Probably no one will recognize me, I was attached to VP-19 in January 1946 for a few short days. I had been in VH-5 for a long time, based in Kwajalein and Eniwetok. I had been declared a "military necessity" when the war ended and not allowed to return to the states. Finally in January 1946 I was transferred to VP-19 and assigned BUNO 84611 to return to FAW14 in NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. This plane had been in the water unused for many months. It was fumigated for 24 hours to kill the bugs that had made it their home. Somehow it was made to fly, but barely. The fuel transfer pumps were pumping part of the fuel into the cabin. No smoking, no radio transmissions. We made Johnson Island and then NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. They worked on the plane for 3 weeks, discovered control cable corrosion, severe engine problems and more. At the end of the 3rd week they towed the plane out into the ocean and sank it. You guys must have been thrilled to get rid of 84622..." [30NOV98]

THOMAS, Ron ron1thomas@aol.com "...I served with VAQ-130 (USS Forrestal CV-59) from 1979 to 1983, VP-19, VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Dallas, Texas and VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee..." [E-Mail Updated 05AUG2009 | 11OCT99 | 13FEB99]

THOMPSON, Jim (JD) Caritho@apl.com "...Joined VP-28 in Jan. 1963 in Iwakuni Japan. Flew as a member of crew 4 from 1963 til 1966. Worked out of Electric shop when not flying. Made several deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Japan. Retired in 1981 from VP-40. Also served in VP-47 and VP-19..." [04NOV98]

THOMPSON, Mike mthompson@nelsonstark.com "...I served with VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1973 to 1974 with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and VF-151 aboard the USS Midway (CV-41). I currently live in Kentucky..." [26DEC2009]

THORPE, AVCM (AC) Ken Retired kenthorpe@cfl.rr.com "...I served with VP-46 from 1964 to 1966, NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1966 to 1970, back to VP-46 from 1970 to 1974, FASO NAS Moffett Field, California from 1974 to 1977, VP-19 from 1977 to 1978, VP-46 from 1978 to 1980, and retired out of FASO NAS Moffett Field, California December 1981. Many good times and good friends at NAS Moffett Field, California. If anyone finds me, drop a line...I have retired (for good this time) and moved to Florida..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 16JUL2003 | E-Mail Updated 23JUL2001 | E-Mail Updated 02FEB99 | E-Mail Updated 26NOV98 | Updated 08MAY98]

TILRICO, AW1 Mike michael_tilrico@amat.com "...Served as SS3 in VP-19 Crew 6 (Pray for War) from 1977 to 1980 then active reserve with VP-0167 (later VP-0919) from 1980 to 1985. Deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, and (2 split) to NAS Adak, Alaska. Got out of the Navy but stayed in Aviation working for United Airlines for 10 years and now for a worldwide express company. Got a chance to attend the airshow at NAS Moffett Field, California this summer - lots of memories. Would love to hear from those I served with. (Duck Carter - your e-mail address here doesn't work). Regards to VP'ers everywhere!..." [E-Mail Updated 04JUN2008 | E-Mail Updated 09AUG2004 | E-Mail Updated 19FEB2003 | 08SEP99]

TOLLEFSON, Val valenma@bainbridgeisland.net "...I was a pilot in VP-19 during 1966-68. We made two NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployments, with dets. to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and Utapao. We were in NAS Iwakuni, Japan when the PUEBLO was stolen, which was an interesting time. Also spent many happy hours flying in little circles high over Guam. I was Power Plants Officer (worked for ADJC Swigert), Q.C. officer, and NATOPS officer. Did a short stint as a flight instructor in VT-1, and left active duty in late 1969. Flew P2s with VP-69 at Sand Point, and then NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, from 1969 to about 1974. It would be interesting to reconnect with some of the VP-19 folks from that era, especially Crew 10. (new email address, may not work for a day or two)..." [29DEC98]

TOLLEY, Rick rlt@texas.net "...Was with VP-17 at Whidbey, 66-68, VP-19 at Moffett late 70s..."

TOMPKINS, ATN2 E. Duncan seagull234@gmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1961-1962) at NAS Alameda, California with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska, NAS Adak, Alaska and Shemya. I flew as a Julie/Jezebel and Radio Operator. I first crewed with AT1 George Agard, PR Otto Sineram and Ensign Kavula. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 17DEC2014 | 28FEB98]

TORRES, AMSC Dan Retired daniel.torres@cox.com "...VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California 1976 - 1980, AIMD NAS Miramar 1980-1984, VP-4 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii1985 - 1988, VQ-1 NAS Agana, Guam 1991- 1993, VAW-112 NAS Miramar 1993 - 1995, NAMTRADET NAS Miramar 1995 - 1998..." [04JUN2000]

TROTTER, Phil doodiephil@webtv.net "...I WAS IN VP-19 NAS Alameda, California HANGER 42 FROM 1960 TO 1963..." [31JUL98]

TURNER, AMS1 Richard D. Retired r_turn05@yahoo.com "...I was stationed aboard VP-19 from 63-65. VP-22 from 65-71. I was in NAS Adak, Alaska with VP-19 waiting for VP-22 to take our place, broke my arm, went to Hosp. in Oakland ended up in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii for another trip to NAS Adak, Alaska. I have a line on a few of the squadron mates of that era..." [31AUG2001]

URBAN, Toney toneyu@dslextreme.com "...Hello to all the VP-19 Crew that was in Hawaii for 3 months from February to April 1953 and in NAS Agana, Guam for 3 months from May to July 1953. I was AL3 First Radioman and flew with the pilot that nobody else wanted to fly with - can not remember his name - may have been Barbee? Upon returning I got shore duty at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas for my last 2 years. Flew as Radioman for 2 Star Rear Admiral, CD Glover - was great duty. Would love to hear from anyone that was there then! (Do you remember EE Tipton, Bud Fuller, AJ Todd, Frank Petty, and Beckraft?)..." [BIO Updated 16FEB2004 | 23JUL2002]

VanGORDON, Doug vangordon@bendcable.com "...Proud member of CAC-11 VP-19 "YOUNG GUNS" we'll make you famous from 1986 to 1991. Made me take out the deployment book and put on the old fight jacket! We had the best crew ever..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2002 | 06FEB99]

VATTER, AMEC Tom Retired tfvatter@us.hsanet.net "...I served a P-3 Flight Engineer from 1963 - 1989. I was pleased with to do the P-3 flying in Squadrons like VP-8, NATC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland Weapons System Test (WST), VP-19, VP-30, VP-50, VP-31, VXN-8, NATC ASW then Force Warfare, VXN-8 until retirement. During those years Logged a few hours I think it was 15,575 but who was counting. Looking to hear from any old Shipmates. Drop a line. I am now working as a support contractor for the P-3 Retrofits and Special Projects group at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [18MAR99]

VESPER, Joel joel_v2002@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-31 from July of 1969 to mid 1971, when I transferred to VP-19 (across NAS Moffett Field, California). I was a radio operator instructor in VP-31. If you'd like, give me a holler!..." [23JUL2001]

WAITE, AW1 Bill Retired byerowndog@highstream.net "...I flew with VP-26 Crew 8 (Its Great to Be Ate!) from the 1977 NAS Bermuda deployment to NSF Diego Garcia in 1980 I had some great times. I'm wonder how I ever lived through it! Live here in San Diego working as a Technical Writer. Love Maine though. Sherry is from Harpswell and we just built a cedar log cabin there. I stay in touch with some old Shipmates including Greg Turner, Don McIntyre, Tom Cieslak and a few others. Other commands include ASWOC/TSC NAS Cubi Point, Philippines 81-82, VP-17 82-86 (SS3), EEAP, VP-19, VP-46, and NAVSTAD San Diego. Look forward to contact from old Shipmates. Had a lot of great times in the VP world, but I never did like sweeping snow off the wings!..." [E-Mail Updated 03JUN2004 | 26SEP2000]

WALKER, Pat wlkrpatricia@aol.com "...I served with VP-19 (1981-1983) as an Intelligence Officer. I made one deployment to NAF Misawa, Japan..." [26MAR2012]

WAUGH, Charlie charlie.bev@verizon.net "...I served with VP-19 with Val Tollefson from 1968-1970 with one tour in NAS Adak, Alaska from June to December 1969 flying P-3B's and VP-69 (plank owner)from 1970 to 1986 as a P2 and P-3 PPC. Now living in Bothell, WA near Seattle. Sure do miss the flying and the WestPac cruises. Would love to hear from those of you I didn't scare in the pattern..." [16SEP2003]

WEBB, ADR1 Robert D. "Bob" Retired gagrip@earthlink.net "...I was stationed at NAS Point Mugu, California from 1958 to 1962 with the Line Division flying SNB-5, R5Ds and HUP2s. I served with VR-7 from July 1962 to 1967 where I started FE School on the Connie's (C-121) and did not finish. All C-121s were transferred to the Air National Guard and we started receiving Air Force C-130Es when I was about half way through the FE School. I flew MAC flights all over the world and was some of the best duty in the Navy, as some Shipmates started as Airman and left as a Chief Petty Officers. I then served with VT-31 NAAS Saufley Field, Pensacola, Florida from 1967 to 1971. We had T28 aircraft with a tailhooks and qualified student pilots in carrier landings. I next reported to VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California in 1971 and attended FE School. I served with VP-19 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1972 to 1975 on Crew 4 (FE). VP-19 was one of the better tours as we got to see a lot of South East Asia all the way to Iran. I then served with VT-31 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and was assigned to Power Plants and Quality Assurance. I retired from VT-31 on June 20, 1977 as an ADR1. I would like to hear from any old Shipmates..." [22SEP2008]

WEBB, AD1 Stan Retired P3dude@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1980 to 1983, VP-19 from 1987 to 1990, and VPU-1 from 1993 to 1994. Took early 15 year retirement in 1994. Worked on P-3's again for Kay & Associates (Navy contractor) from 1994 to 1998 at NAS Point Mugu, California. Now I'm at Delta Airlines. Any old buds out there drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 12OCT2002 | 20MAY98]

WELLER, CDR Wayne L. Retired wlweller@verizon.net "...I served with VP-31 in 1961, VP-9 NAS Alameda, California (Julie/MAD/ECM/SNIFFER) flying (P2V-7s) from 1962 to 1963, VP-31 (Staff) from 1963 to 1965, VP-31 Det Alpha (P3As) at NAS Moffett Field from 1965 to 1968, VP-47 as a F/E flying P-3A/Bs, NAS Point Mugu, California, NAM, VP-19 (Material Officer and MMCO) from 1972 to 1974, VP-46 from 1977 to 1980, COMLATWINGPAC from 1980 to 1983, VP-31 (MMCO and MO) from 1983 to 1988, COMPATWINGSPAC as the Wing Maintenance Officer from 1988 until I retired in the fall of 1990. I would like to take this opportunity to say "Hello" to all my former Shipmates. It was a great thirty-five years..." [E-Mail Updated 04SEP2009 | 11OCT97]

WEST, AWCS Michael MWest@svl.ems.lmco.com "... I served with VP-31 (the "RAG" at Moffett), then VP-19 (Disestablished), and VP-91..."

WESTON, Larry H. LHWeston@aol.com "...Hello Men and Women of the VP-Navy, those who I have shared with and those that I will, and shall have served with in the future. I began my VP Navy career with VP-17, White Lightnings at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1977 to 1980. I later served a tour with VP-31, Black Lightning, RAG at NAS Moffett Field, California, 1980 to 1984. From 1984 to 1987 I was with VP-19, Big Red! Beginning in 1987 to 1990, I did a tour with NADEP NAS Alameda, California, formerly NARF Alameda. I later did a tour with VP-48 from 1990 to 1991. VP-48 decommissioned and I transferred to VP-47 from 1991 to 1992. The decommissionings really caused a heartbreak for me. So I retired in 1992. I really wished that I had stayed in. I really miss the moonlit glare off the ocean on dark clear nights. If ever given the opportunity again to join the VP-Navy on Active Duty, the CNO would have to personally and physically kick me out. He can't send his friends. I enjoyed and loved all my tours in the VP-Navy. Each tour was unique and none better that the other. Don't believe me? Then just ask anyone who had served with me..." [20AUG98]

WHITE, ATR2 Don VP-19 "Towbar" whited47@cyberhighway.net "...Any Shipmates from VP-19 '68 - '70 especially those living in Portland Or or anywhere in the pacific northwest e-mail me soonest. Any word on VP NAS Moffett Field, California Reunions for the "cold war" era? Message phone 503-978-5570. Thanks..." [28OCT98]

Memorial Picture "...WHITMORE, Brent...I'm saddened to report our Shipmate, Brent Whitmore, passed away on April 24, 2011. He fought a valiant fight against esophageal cancer. He joined VP-19 in 1962 and flew as Crew 3's radioman. He will be missed..." Contributed by JONES, AE Larry F. larry3jones@gmail.com [23MAY2011]

WHITMORE, Brent blw@arctic.net "...I served with VP-19 from 1963 to 1966 and made the NAS Adak, Alaska deployment during that time period. It was interesting since Alaska was and is my home state. I visited places many Alaskans never see. My thanks to the page administrator for this one., Memories abound. I was in Crew 3 as a radioman although my rating was AX. NAS Moffett Field, California was home plate at that time and I understand many of my Shipmates are still there. Hi to all of you. Its been a long time.Would like to hear from anyone who remembers this old morse operator..." [29MAY98]

WILD, AETM1 Herb eveherb@earthlink.net "...I served with VPB-19 during the invasion of Iwo Jima, which wasn't of very great duration for the squadron. I was transferred to VPB-21 in March 1945 and on March 29 we flew to Kerama Retto and joined our tender, the USS Chandeleur (AV-10). We patrolled from our base at Kerama Retto and later for a short time Chimu Wan for 109 days, going to General Quarters 204 times. We left Okinawa July 15 for R and R at Parry Island, next to Enewietok. The war ended in August and I remained with VPB-21 during the occupation in Ominato Bay aboard the Chandeleur until the ship was relieved by the USS Tangier (AV-8). In November we went to Hong Kong for three months and then to Sasebo. I went home for discharge in March 1946. My rating then was AETM 1/C. Some months after my discharge I received a hardcover book with many photos and a write up of the 1st and 2nd cruise of the USS Chandeleur (AV-10). During my web research I ran across one person who knew Lt. Irick, our radar officer. I had a lot of friends in the Air Division as well as the squadron but only kept good friends with one, who died a couple of years ago. I am retired now but my career was 100% influenced by my experience in the Navy and Squadron VPB-21..." [30JUN2001]

Memorial Picture "...WILKES, AX2 Brian R...To all Shipmates from VP-19 (years 1975 to 1980): On May 24th, 2008 former AX2 Brian R. Wilkes passed away due to post-surgical complications. He was 51 years old. Brian served with VP-19 as an "O" Level Tweet from June of 1975 until August of 1979. He was on the 1976-1977 NAS Adak, Alaska deployment and the 1979 NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan Deployment. After the Navy, Brian went to work for Ford AeroSpace in their space Transponder department and worked his was up to Staff Engineer. In 1989 He earned his BEE. He is survived by his wife Sarah Wilkes of Prescott AZ. He was a good and loyal friend to meand the God Father to my daughter Maggie. I'll miss him...Shawn McGuinness (AX2 VP-19 1974-1977) shawn.mcguinness@intertek.com..." [14JUN2008]

WILLARD, Will wilsquared@aol.com "...I served with VP-9 from Feb 81 to Apr 85. I found this page by accident but was happy to see some familiar names from the past. I retired in 91 and have been working with the FAA since then. Feel free to drop me a line. I plan to contact some of my Shipmates also..." [24JUL2005]

WILLIAMS, AO1(AW) Dwayne L. "Poo" charpo38@bresnan.net "...I was a member of VP-19 from 1984 to 1989. I was a aircrewman (ordnance that is) - yea that's right it me POO! I flew with many of the best like JJ, Terry, Tracy, Phil, Art. Mrs. Rodes, Mr. Philips, Mr. Jackson Pam Valon, Dee Liddell, Lyle Eagle, Larry Brickner and the list goes on and on. I had a fire and most of my stuff got burned or lost. I would love to get ahold of any cruise books from 1984 to 1989 and a squadron patch. So come on Big Red Shipmates - help me out. Thanks..." [E-Mail Updated 07OCT2006 | BIO Updated 22MAY2005 | 30MAR2000]

WILLIAMS, Kenny paperboy11780@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-19 (05/1982-08/1984). I would like to hear from former Shipmates...." [14DEC2017]

WILLIFORD, Dick dwilliford@webtv.net "...I served in VP-812 5-51 which changed to VP-29 to NAS Atsugi, Japan. I later joined VP-19 at NAS Alameda, California thence back to NAS Atsugi, Japan. I still have cruise book "The Tail of The Tiger."..." [02APR99]

WILSON, Frank rfwaz@wans.net "...I was attached to VP-19 stationed out of NAS Los Alamitos, California in 1954-55. Served overseas with VP-19 in NAS Atsugi, Japan making patrols off the Japan Sea.Our CO was a skipper named John Wayne. His aircraft was shot down by Russian Migs, but except for 1, were rescued at sea. Would love to hear from anyone attached to VP-19..." [24OCT2001]

WINN, AEC Tom easy501@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-6 from 1970 to 1974, DW Taylor Research/Development (Hovercraft), VP-19 from 1980 to 1984 and retired from NAMTG Det NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1987. Currently I'm with Continental Airlines teaching ground school to B737 crews. I Would love to hear from all my old Shipmates who were in these outfits with me..." [08JUN2004]

WINNEG, CAPTAIN Robert S. http://www.nasb.navy.mil/nasb_co.htm "...Captain Robert S. Winneg, a native of Brockton, Massachusetts, was commissioned an Ensign upon graduation from the University of Rochester in May 1980. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in July 1981. In May 1982, Captain Winneg joined VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California, where he served as Legal Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, and NFO Training Officer. During this tour, he qualified as a Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator, Patrol Plane Mission Commander, and Instructor Tactical Coordinator, and completed deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia. In May 1985, Captain Winneg reported to CPW-10, serving as a Weapons Systems Trainer Instructor as well as the Test Team Leader for the prototype 2F140(T) Fleet Project Team. Assigned to USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69) from December 1987 to January 1990 as the Operations Administrative Assistant, he qualified as Officer of the Deck (OOD) Underway, General Quarters OOD, and Sea and Anchor Detail OOD, and completed a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. In January 1990, Captain Winneg reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C., where he was the Assistant Director of Officer Promotions and Enlisted Advancements. In May 1992, he reported to VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California. He served as Tactics Officer, Maintenance Officer, and Detachment Officer in Charge of the squadron's Panama Detachment. Following his return from Panama, Captain Winneg completed a change of homeport with the squadron to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. In June 1993, Captain Winneg joined the staff of the Commander, Patrol Wings, U.S. Pacific Fleet, serving as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Manpower/Personnel. Captain Winneg received a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in June 1996. Following graduation, he joined VP-1 on deployment in NSF Diego Garcia, as the Executive Officer. In May 1997, he assumed command of the squadron, deploying to NAS Misawa, Japan with detachments to Okinawa and NSA Bahrain. While deployed, he served concurrently as Commander, Task Group 72.4. In August 1998, Captain Winneg reported to the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he served as the Deputy Director for Plans and Support for the Secretary of Defense's Drug Enforcement Policy and Support Directorate. In June 2001, he assumed the duties as Chief of Staff to the Commander, Maritime Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces, U.S. Sixth Fleet (CTF 67) based in NAF Naples, Italy. Captain Winneg is authorized to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various campaign and service awards..." [15JUN2003]

WINTHER, ATC(AW/NAC) David S. david@winthernet.net Shipmate Pix "...Served with VP-19, VP-31, and VP-16, RTC Great Lakes, and now serving with VP-1. Drop me a line!..." Personal WebSite: http://www.winthernet.net [BIO/E-Mail Updated 13JUN2003 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 29NOV2000 | BIO Updated/URL Removed | Updated 27JUN98]

WISE, AE2 Robert atr72fsr@aol.com "...I served with VP-31 and VP-19 between 1982 and 1988. I served with a bunch of great people especially with VP-19 on the 1st deployment to NAS Misawa, Japan. I was an AE2 in the shop when I got out of the Navy when I left beautiful NSF Diego Garcia. I would like to hear from some Shipmates who may have been in VP-31 (1982-1985) and VP-19 (1985-1988)..." [24APR2004]

WOOD, ABM Gary A. commnine@verizon.net "...I served aboard NAS Midway Island, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan (1972) Air Crash Rescue and VP-19 (1973-1974) at NAS Moffett Field, California with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan..." [18OCT2019]

Memorial Picture "...WOODLEY, Richard P...I am writing to announce the sad passing of my father, CDR Richard P. Woodley. He was proudly a member of VP-4, VP-19, and VP-22 flying both P2Vs and P-3s. Countless times he related to me how much he loved the people he worked with, the flying he did, and the memories he made. For those who may have known him, I hope you have fond memories of his time in the VP world. For those who may not have known him, know that we have all lost a good Shipmate. My thanks to you all for being such a wonderful part of my fathers life. Good Hunting...Doug Woodley dagwoodf15@hotmail.com..." [19SEP2002]

WORSHAM, ADCS William "Tom" Retired usco@msn.com "...I served with VP-50 (P5M-2) from 1962 to 1966, VP-40 (P-3B) from 1972 to 1976, VP-19 (P-3C) from 1980 to 1984 and the Fleet Reserve from 1984 to 1990. Since retirement I've been with a number of high tech companies in Silicon Valley. Am currently employed with KLA-Tencor Corp in San Jose. Hello to all my former NAS Moffett Field, California "Shipmates". Sure miss the deployments and comradere of the VP Navy family..." [12APR2008]

WOZNIAK, AT Jim jim@jwozniak.net "...I served with VP-19 (1959-1960) at NAS Alameda, California with a deployment to NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I was a ham radio operator in my off duty time..." [09MAY2016]

Memorial Picture"...XIQUES, LT William E...I am the sister of LT William E. Xiques who was a member of VP-19. He was the pilot of the P-3A Orion that crashed in Battle Creek Michigan, July 4, 1966..." Contributed by Nadine Xiques Yurko naxy21@hotmail.com [05FEB2019]

YOUNG, ADCS Patrick I. "PI" Retired patrickyo1@gmail.com "...I served with VP-31 (1966-1969) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (ADR2 SP2E/H Instructor Plane Captain), VP-31 (1969-1970) at NAS Moffett Field, California (ADR2 P-3A/B/C FE), VP-46 (1970-1975) at NAS Moffett Field, California (Instructor P-3A/B FE, VP-31 (1975-1978) at NAS Moffett Field, California (ADR1 NATOPS/CNAP P-3A/B/C Instructor FE), VP-19 (1978-1981) at NAS Moffett Field, California (ADC Instructor P-3C FE & QA CPO), NAS Alameda, California (1981-1984) (ADCS Instructor P-3A/B/C FE & FLT CHECK Depart. SCPO), VP-46 1986-1989 at NAS Moffett Field, California (ADCS Instructor P-3C FE Instructor & Training Dept. SCPO), Senior Enlisted Academy Newport, RI (10/1989-12/1989) as student, VP-31 (1990-1992) at NAS Moffett Field, California (ADCS P-3A/B/C Instructor FE, Training Dept. MCPO, and Comand MCPO) and retired there on New Years Eve December 31, 1992..." [04OCT2012]

ZOLEZZI, ADJ2 Andy andyzole@gmail.com "...I served with VP-31 and VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California (1971-1974)..." [25NOV2011]

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