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PETTY, AO2 Bruce M. brucempetty@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-875 (Reserves) at NAS Alameda, California and active duty aboard the USS Yorktown (CVS-10) mostly off the coast of Vietnam..." [E-Mail Updated 05MAR2016 | 02JUL98]

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]

SCHESTAG, John B. TheSalvationNavy@yahoo.com "...Does anyone know where you could get a VP-875 Squadron Patch or any pictures of one? 1963 NAS Alameda, California. P2VH. Any pictures of our VP-875 Neptunes on the west ramp? Any pictures of NAS Alameda, California or NAS Los Alamitos, California? I went to Alameda, California recently and it's an Industrial Park, now. I can remember being in the rack and hearing the squealing brakes of a plane, P2V, coming in. Also anybody have pictures of all the Link Trainers (Blue Boxes) that we all trained in there doing Charlie and Able charts? Hard to believe these planes are in museums now. Seems like yesterday, doesn't it? CAPTAIN Hill was our CO then. We took VR flights out of there with the Skymasters C-54's and a Marine C-119 to El Toro and USAF EC-121 Picket Ship Connie to McCoy AFB in Orlando (now Orlando International) for Mickey Mouse. Pranks played on our crew included popping the fuse to the heater to freeze the relief tube when you took a leak at altitude, lunch boxes with fish heads added on a long flight and dead fish in our air intake vents, forgetting to haul in your trailing antenna until just before your landing flare, and lighting up commercial fishing boats with your H.I. wingtip light. Take care..." [31JUL2002]

WRIGHT, AMS2 Steven svwright@live.com "...I served with VP-875 (05/1964-07/1967) at NAS Alameda, California from and then VP-28G-5 (08/1967-05/1970) at NAS Moffett Field, California..." [E-Mail Updated 31JAN2013 | 17JUN2008]

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