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ASHBY, Joe jjashby@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-47 from 1955 to 1956 (NAS Iwakuni, Japan/NAS Alameda, California), VP-881 from 1957 to 1960 (Buckley NAS), VP-661 from 1960 to 1962 (NAS Patuxent River, Maryland/NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba), twidget on radio, radar, ECM. Also member Mariner/Marlin Association ..." [18OCT2003]

CONE, ATN3 John jcone@wi.rr.com "...I served with VP-881 and VP-883 at NAS Olathe, Kansas from 1962 to 1970. I was a radio operator and remember flying with CDR Secord (Pilot), CPO Francis (FE), and Bobby Brown (Ordinance). Of course there was also a Co-Pilot, TACCO, ECM and MAD operators, and others, but it was too long ago to remember all of their names. I do remember box lunches, long flights, and getting a technical "kill" on submarine one summer training in NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Or was it the summer at NAS Moffett Field, California?..." [31AUG2003]

DULLE, AMS3 Michael J. mjdulle@kc.rr.com "...I served with VP-881 (1961-1963). The squadron was deployed to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. We joined up with VP-661 to perform our main mission of reconnaissance. This deployment was blast and I enjoyed every minute of my tour of duty. I belonged to the best crew in the squadron, Snoopy Dog 3. I was the MAD operator on the crew and was AMS3. I will never forget the members of Snoopy Dog 3..." [12NOV2010]

GIORGINI, Marion (Tony) c/o His Son David Giorgini DavidGiorgini@aol.com "...Looking for anyone who flew with my father Marion (Tony) Giorgini..." [13SEP2001]

Here is a rough list of his {Marion (Tony) Giorgini} assignments/locations:

July 1943-Aug 1943 Initial flight training at Albert Lea, MN
Dec 1943-Apr 1944 NAS Minneapolis, MN
May 1944-Sep 1944 NAS Pensacola, Florida, Instrument rating issued Sept 1944
Oct 1944-Jan 1945 NAS Jacksonville, Florida
Feb 1945-Apr 1945 NAS Hutchinson, Kansas, Qualified as co-pilot PB4Y in Apr '45
Apr 1945-? NAS Jacksonville, Florida
Oct 12-14, 1945, passenger from NAS Honolulu to NS Sangley Point, Philippines
Oct 1945- Jan 1946 Palawan, Clark Field, Samar, Cebu City, Tinian, Kwajalein,
Johnson, MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
Jan 12, 1946 MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii
Apr 1946-? NAS in ? Michigan
Jul 1951- Sep 1955 NAS Olathe, Kansas

Detailed List from May 1944-Dec 1944

May 1944 NAAS Ellyson Field, Florida, USNATC Pensacola, Florida, Roommates-Robert Galvin,
Richard Gates, Dick Gannon
May-June 1944 NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, NAS Pensacola, Florida
July-Sep 1944 NAS Pensacola, Florida, Squadron VN 808A????????
Oct-Dec 1944 NAS Pensacola, Florida, Squadron VPB2 OTU#1 Roommate J.E. Shea

He also listed Wade Spence, C.W. Ledin, C.P. Kasper, C.W. Listole as roommates or contacts. Any idea if Ledin is alive or where? He listed him several times.

Other info......Flew with MIT graduate Frank Glazier (went on to TWA), Jack Brassfield (Navigator), Maurice Willis (pilot), Ed King (pilot) out of Olathe, KS

From newspaper clippings:

Ensign M.C. Giorgini arrived at Pearl Harbor, HI. Entered the Navy Air Corp in Feb 1943. Commissioned at Pensacola, FL Sept 19, 1944.

Returned from two weeks annual anti-subwarfare training at NAS Oakland, California.

Duty with Navy Reserve Aviation Squadron VP-881.

As you can see, there are several gaps I could not account for. He graduated from Univ. of Minnesota in 1951, moved to Kansas City and began work at Bendix Corp (Allied-Signal Aerospace) and continued to fly in the reserves out of NAS Olathe, Kansas until Sept 1955.

Any info you can piece together would be great. Let me know if I can help in any way.

Thanks, David Giorgini DavidGiorgini@aol.com

JACKSON, Don M. Jr. donjackson@cableone.net "...I served with VP-881 (1952-1956) with deployments to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Chincoteague, Virginia. I was a Plane Captain and our Commanding Officer was George CHARNO..." [03AUG2013]

WORDEN, AEM3 Eugene "Wray" wary1@att.net "...An AEM3 on active duty from 1957 to 1959 assigned to VP-47 at NAS Alameda, California and TAD to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. So Sorry I didn't find out about the Reunion a couple of years ago. Would like very much to find AEM2 (at that time) James M. Campbell, also of VP-47 those dates and later assigned somewhere around Jacksonville, Florida (after shipping for 6). I was flight crew electrician and ECM operator in the EXEC's crew. Loved every minute of flight time. Later, until mid '61 assigned to VP-881 out of NAS Olathe, Kansas..." [09OCT2001]

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