VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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HOLMAN, Irvin Taylor c/o Charles A. Holman cahmcml@wmconnect.com "...My Father, Irvin Taylor Holman, flew PBM's with VPB-206 at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone and the Caribbean..." [21JUN2004]

PRINTY, CWO2 John E. Retired wileyoldfox@peoplepc.com "...I served with VPB-206 for several months before transfer to VPB-27 in early 1949. I served with VP-27 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from February to December 1949. At that time I was a non-rated airman and flew as a second ordnanceman in crew "DC" 2 and 9 flying the PB4Y-2 Privateer. We deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska from August to November 1949. The squadron was Disestablished in December 1949. Served with FASRON-108 from November 1954 to November 1956. Was an AO2 when I reported aboard and was an AO1 when I departed. Thoroughly enjoyed my tour and my introduction to the "VP Navy". I also served with VAQ-33 - VA(AW)-33 NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey from November 1956 to December 1959. Our squadron moved March 1958 to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island as NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey was to be closed. We flew the AD-5N aircraft until April 1959 when the squadron mission was changed and we switched to AD-5Q aircraft. I left the squadron December 1959 as the squadron mission had changed and the squadron no longer had a weapons launching need. All of the ordnancemen were transferred to other activities in the NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island area. In my three plus years in the squadron, I served in detachments aboard the USS Saratoga, USS Forrestal, and the USS Wasp..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 26DEC2005 | E-Mail Updated 28APR2003 | 00XXX1997]

RYAN, Edward Allen txaggar@aol.com "...I was one of the original with VP-206 when it was organized in 1942. Shipped out with squadron to NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. Served with squadron until comming back to the states in 1943. Served with VP-206 in NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island until 1944, when I changed from VPB squadron to VH-4 (Air Sea Rescue). Served with VH-4 in Okinawa; then with Navy occupational forces in Tokyo Bay and Sasebo, Japan from 17 October 1945 until January 13, 1946. Looking for Shipmates from that time..." [14OCT2000]

SIERENS, ACC Jack Retired jtsier1@verizon.net "...Shipmates! I joined VP-206 in October 1943 and was with the squadron until disestablishment at NAS Elizabeth City, NC. I have had contact with a few old Shipmates from VP-206 including Spinks, Jedrusch, Dupuis, and Galutia. I also receive newsletters from Westcott. If any of you old guys stumble across this please contact me..." [E-Mail Updated 10MAR2004 | 29OCT98]

Memorial Picture "...UPCHURCH, LCDR O. K. Jr...For members of VP-206: My Father, LCDR O. K. Upchurch, Jr., passed away on December 3rd, 2003 at 2325, in Roswell, Georgia. Dad served in the North Atlantic, flying from out of NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and served at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone from 1942 to 1944. He flew numerous missions from NAF/NAAF Galapagos, Seymour Island, Ecuador. Dads loved the Navy and his friends he kept in contact with over the years. He is survived by a daughter, Virginia, a son, O. K. Upchurch III (Major, USMC) and another daughter, Susie Johnson...Major O. K. Upchurch III, USMCR k1200lt4ok@cox.net..." [22DEC2003]

WELLS, O. H. Wells TD Retired RLa3833155@aol.com "...I was in VP-206 upon enlistment October 1942. I was first stationed at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, Air Training Crew, on completion there I went to Charleston, SC and remained with the squadron until decommisioned in Elizabeth City, NC. During WW2, I spent time in South America, including Panama, Galapagos Islands and Equador..." [10JAN99]

BOWMAN, LT(jg) Robert Earl Shipmate Pix Circa 1943 c/o His Daughter Carolyn Jo Snow snow0011@msn.com "...My father LT(jg) Robert Earl Bowman was with VP-26 and VP-207, and VPB-2 OTU-3. He flew the PBM5's in China, Bermuda, and he said that he flew out after the 5 planes that were lost in the Berrmda triangle. One seaplane didn't return. It blew up. He said that on a training mission he had a navigator report, "I'm sorry sir, but I don't know our location." Dad said that he told him that he wasn't lost. He said that you could always tune in to a Florida radio station and fly towards the strong signal if nothing else! In the Pacific he was with the 7th. He said he flew the NW corner of the Pacific. He can tell alot of interesting stories. He said that he even flew over Japan about a month after they dropped the atom bombs. My dad is 75 now and one heck of a "great guy"..." WebSite: http://www.navypbm5bowman.homestead.com/pbm5.html [URL Updated 07MAR2001 | 20FEB2001]

HENIKMAN, Richard c/o Gary HENIKMAN garyjeanh@yahoo.com "...My Dad, Richard HENIKMAN, served in the Navy from 1941 TO 1946 stationed at Great Lakes and flew with VP-207 and after the War VPB-111. My Dad is 83 and lives in Chicago. I am very interested in the history of his squadron(s) and the planes he flew in..." [02FEB2006]

Memorial Picture "...MASTERS, Robert L...My father, Robert L. Masters, was a LT(jg) and pilot in VP-207. He flew PBYs and PBMs out of NAS Pensacola, Florida. Dad died about 5 years ago, but shared a few fond memories of his Navy career with me. I recently came across his Flight Log Book and wanted to share some names and entries. The entries cover Oct. 1943 to Nov. 1945. Flight passengers include: O'Kelley, Hallmark, Olson, Clapp, Stahl, Swann, Griggs, Prose, Gott, Ratti, Pawding, McDougal, Lehman, Rutenbar, Brooks, Dodd, Tegel, and others. COs and OOs include: L.H. Williamson, R. Waters, B.J. Moynahan, W.E. Rasmus, G. Morrison, K.E. Wright. I once received an email from a man who believed he knew my dad back then but I lost his email address unfortunately. Craig Masters mediamaven2@yahoo.com..." [16MAR2007]

VANSELOW, Harold A. havmlvanselow@ez-net.com "...I was in VPB-207 stationed in Bermuda from December 1944 to the date of de-commissioning in June 1945. Would be happy to hear from any other Shipmates in VPB-207 that I may know. I have just found a list of the officers of VPB-207 as of June 1945. Would be happy to share same with Shipmates for futher research. Note the addresses in virtually every case are obsolete. Would be interested in a Reunion..." [31JAN2002]

WHAYLEN, Robert c/o son Tim Whaylen Timamcdlh@aol.com "...my father, Robert Whaylen served with VP-207 and VPB-25. He served from May 1941 to sometime in 1946. Anyone who remembers my father can send me an e-mail and I'll forward it to him..." [27JAN98]

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