VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
VPNAVY Address

ShipmateVR-21 ShipmatesShipmate

ALLARDYCE, AMS1 Bill william.allardyce@gmail.com"...I served with VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from May 1973 to June 1975 after a year at the Fuel Farm I went to A/F WC 120, VP-6 from 1977 to 1980 and VPU-2 from 1982 to 1985. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 08AUG2010]

ALLEY, CWO3 Larry K. Retired kdine@joimail.com "...I served with VR-21 (1954-1957) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VW-1 (1959-1962) at NAS Agana, Guam, VP-17 (1962-1963) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VA-65 at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, CAG aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, USS Independence (1968-1971), NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee and Retired. I made some 1000 hours in the old Douglas birds, some of which literally fell out of the sky occasionaly..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 29NOV2011 | 24MAY2010]

ALLOWAY, Susan (Ware) savethetails@aol.com "...I served with VR-21 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1975 to 1977. I worked on the line and in the AE shop. Trell Waldron was my supervisor on the line. I would love to hear from my former Shipmates..." [22FEB2009]

BAKER, Michael "Mike" mdb50@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-21 (1967-1968) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a loadmaster for both the C-118 Liftmaster and C-130 Hercules. I was from MN and owned a old Chevy with David Baker. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12JAN2011]

BOLSTAD, ADR2 Rodney rodgb1940@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-21 from September 1967 to March 1969. I was a Plane Captain on the C-118B. Had the time of my life. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06JAN2009]

BORBA, Dave dborba@inreach.com "...I served with VR-21 from November 1973 to November 1976. It was a fun place to serve, with some great memories..." [28JUL2004]

BOYER, AMHC Lewis J. lewis.boyer@att.net "...I served with VP-45 (1956-1958), NAS Midway Island, VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VR-1 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VW-4,NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, NAS Atlanta, Georgia, NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey and back to NAS Atlanta, Georgia to retirement in 1977..." [29MAR2012]

CANNARELLA, Steve steveelect.est@charter.net "...I served with VR-21 from 10/72 to 7/75 Working with the people and the aircraft at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii has always been s special time in my life to me. I not only learned a trade but many things about people and myself. It is sad to here that the Station is closed, but I guess all good things must end. I came back to Michigan after and started to work for a airfreight company, there I used many of the skills I obtained from both the NAVY and VR-21. I guess I was at the right age for the whole thing sink in. I started out with Zantop International Airlines as a jr Mechanic worked on DC-6 (C-118), CV-640, DC-8 and the L-188. Worked for them from 1976-1996 when I quite in 1996 I was in the Inspection Department. I still have a love for aircraft even now that I am not in that field of work. I would like to here from anyone that was with VR-21 back then..." [20APR2005]

CATES, Tim tcates@adelphia.net "...I served with VR-21 from 1970 to 1973, then VF-2 Bounty Hunters F-14's 73-76 and finally with VP-50 as a Flight Engineer from 1978 to 1982 (see Lowriders Club at http://www.centerseat.net). Left the Navy to work for Lockheed on the Tomahawk Cruise Missile program as a systems engineer. Then with Raytheon on Command Control Tactical Data Systems as Program Manager. Currently with Ocean Design as Defense systems Program Manager in Florida. Also still serving in Army Reserves with a Recon Unit. Have a couple of businesses see http://www.boriquenaquaculture.com and http://www.enrincon.com. A big hello to all my Shipmates over the years and thanks for the memories! Admiral Ann Rondeau - if your out there say hello - way to go girl! Just a young Bull Ensign as I recall!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 30APR2004 | 02JAN2000]

CERANOWSKI, ADR3 Marty mceranowski@wi.rr.com "...I served with VR-21 (1964-1967) and worked (FE) on the C-188. Need to find a way to confirm time spent in Viet Nam..." [07FEB2014]

CHAFFEE, ATC(CA) Jack E. Retired jechahi@hawaii.rr.com "...I served with VPB-2(OTU) NAS Hutchinson, Kansas in 1945, VP-6 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii - First Navy Patron in the Korean War (we were due to relieve VP-28 on Guam January 7th, 1950 - arrived on the 25th and serviced our aircraft and headed for Johnson AFB, Japan - Navy didn't have an NAS for land based aircraft until NAS Atsugi, Japan later opened and I was on the first aircraft that landed wheels up there! Asked for shore duty after a long and tough tour and got a set of orders to VP-892 in NAS Alameda, California. (Up to this day, when I read the history I thought it was from NAS Glenview, Illinois) arrived with my wife and two kids on 12/21/51 and left again for NS Sangley Point, Philippines on January 2nd, 1952 for another tour in Korea. Fortunately, made chief out there, and remember our two losses well, I believe within about 18 hours of each other. My crew was swinging off the hook in Buckner Bay being serviced by USS Pine Island (AV-12). Finally got my shore duty at NAS Point Mugu, California and at the end of 1955 returned to VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, then to VU-1 (59?) and onto VR-21. Retired in Hawaii in 1964. Would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates and just learned this week that http://www.patron28.org is on the web due to the outstanding effort of Bob Self AT3 and we're having a Reunion in September. Look it up on the website and contact himself to muster in and finish filling out the roster, if you were in VP-28 any time from '53 to '64. ALOHA..." [E-Mail Updated 11DEC2002 | E-Mail Updated 18JUN2002 | 29APR2001]

CHALUT, AVCM Michael Retired chalut@bellsouth.net "...I served with with VP-28 (Hawaiian Warriors) in 1965. We deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines as a Radioman on Crew 6, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with AEWBarRonPac in 1963, VR-21 from 1966 to 1970, and VA-203 / HS-85 / VAQ-209 / VF-202 / VR Wing CM/C / VR-58 from 1970 to 1994..." [E-Mail Updated 18JUL2003 | E-Mail Updated 26MAY99 | 25OCT98]

CoVAN, CAPTAIN James P. "Jim" Retired jcovan@me.com "...I served with VP-28 (1964-1969) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VR-21 (1972-1974) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and VR-54 (1977-1984). I flew P2s, P-3s, C-118s, C-131s and North American T-39 Sabreliner. A few of my deployments included NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Adak, Alaska and NS Rota, Spain. My last VP flight was in 1969 and VR flight was in 1983. I retired in 1987 and now live in Wilmington, NC...." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14APR2007 | Updated 08JUL2004 | 03JUN2003]

DILLON, AZ2 Lee B. "Matt" ldillon46@msn.com "...Arrived at VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii fresh out of NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee in October 1965. Worked in the Aircraft Maintenance Office for the Blue Max, CDR Roushman until November 1967. Had two TADs to NAS Atsugi, Japan. Those two years were a very special time, great people in the squadron, great place to serve and lots of memories. I also served with VAW-13 / VAQ-130 from November 1967 to March 1969 with a WestPac tour aboard the USS Hancock from May 1968 to March 1969..." [BIO Updated 24JAN2010 | 16JAN2010]

Memorial Picture "...DONALDSON, ADCS Robert "Bob"... I wanted to mention my Father ADCS Robert (Bob) Donaldson, who spent two tours in VR-21. Unfortunately, we lost him on April 8th 1992. I miss him every day and he inspired me to join the Navy and do my 20....RPC Lawrence Donaldson, Retired..." [11JUL2007]

DOYLE, Wayne L. wayne.doyle@mchsi.com "...I served with ATU-604 at NAS Hutchinson, Kansas from May 1955 to May 1956 and VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from May 1956 to October 1957..." {E-Mail/BIO Updated 14NOV2009 | BIO Updated 14AUG2004 | 12AUG2004]

ENRIQUEZ, Richard richardp57@hotmail.com "...I served with VT-27 (1960-1962) at NAAS New New Iberia, Louisiana. VP-9 (1962-1963) at NAS Alameda, California, VR-874, VR-21, VR-1020, VR-51, VR-55, VR-60 (1983-1984), VR-55 (1984-1990) and then retired..." [BIO Updated 07JUN2014 | 14MAY2014]

FRAZIER, Wesley L. weslfrazier@msn.com "...I served with VR-21 from December 1964 through December 1966. I was sent TAD to AMD, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Worked in AMD in the Carb. shop. I transfered to FASRON-117 in February 1960 until disestablishment in June 1960. It became AMD (Air Craft Maintance Department) part of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [19NOV2002]

FRITZ, Sue regentkasey1@msn.com "...I served with VR-21 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1974 and 1975. Are there any Shipmates out there that remember me..." [16MAY2004]

GADOLIN, LCDR Ronald https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=2872 "...LCDR Ronald Gadolin, USN - NFL Number: 2872 - Date of Birth: 2/26/1931 - Date In: 9/3/1954 - Date Out: 6/30/1975 - City, State: Marietta, GA - School Attended: Univ. New Mexico - Aircraft Flown: P2V-7, C-1A, C-47, C-54, T-29 - Ship or Unit: VP-9, VR-21 and VRC-50 - Pilot Desg.: Naval Aviator - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Vietnam - Associations/Service Organizations: TROA American Legion - Highest personal decoration or award: Navy Commendation "V" - Significant Achievements: - 8000 military flight hours. Airline Transport pilot. In Memoriam? No..." [09DEC2005]

GARRETSON, Garry G. g.garretson@att.net "...I served with VW-1 (10/1966-03/1967) with Crew 5 and 9 (Radio Operator) and VR-21 (03/1968-10/1969) as a Radioman and taught Radio School at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I lived in Navy Housing at Iriquos Point / Ewa Beach with my wife Julie. I drove a 1963 light and dark blue Falcon convertable. Does anyone remember me? I need verification of flights into Vietnam for a medical claim..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 31JUL2012 | 28JUN2004]

GARZA, John J. john.garza@nutriciausa.com "...I served with VR-21 as a Parachute Rigger 3 from October 1954 thru April 56. I was a crew member in the Aero Equip Dept. Served with Zupanic, C. D. West, Don Dooley, E.Favela, Chief Ira Fox, Chief Reese, Willie Canet, just to name a few..." [30SEP2002]

GEORGE, David P. dpg4274@aol.com "...I served with VR-21 from late 1967 to mid 1969, aboard C-118s. Many found memories of Shipmates and their antics. Think about them more often than used to. Guess that's part of getting older..." [10JUL2010]

GRAPPONE, AMSC Al Retired algrappone@comcast.net "...I attended Boot Samp Newport, RI (June 18, 1941 to August 25, 1941, AM School NAS Jacksonville, Florida (August 26, 1941 to December 29, 1941), LTA School NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (December 31, 1941 to June 3, 1942), ZP-12 NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (June 3, 1942 to January 24, 1943), ZP-51 San Juan Puerto Rico, ZP-51 NAS Trinidad, British West Indies (March 4, 1942 to August 24, 1943), Blimp Hedron 5 NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1943), Blimp Hedron 2 NAAF Atkinson Field, Essequibo, British Guiana, Blimp Hedron 4 NAF Amapa, Brazil (1945), ZP-41 Richmond Field, FL (June 8, 1945 to March 2, 1946), ZP-12 NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey (March 2, 1946 to August 10, 1946), NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (August 12, 1946 to September 8, 1947), COMFLEETAIR WESTCOAST (October 2, 1947 to October 7, 1947), VP-ML-1 NAS Miramar, California (October 7, 1947 to July 20, 1948), Receiving Station NAS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (July 1948), Receiving Station NAS Agana, Guam (August 18, 1948 to August 25, 1948), FASRON-122 Tsingtao China (August 29, 1948 to December 6, 1948), USS Pine Island (AV-12) (December 7, 1948 to April 4, 1949), FASRON-119 Tsingtao China (April 4, 1949 to April 5, 1949), FASRON-122 NAF Oppama, Japan (1949), USS Fabius (1950 to 1951), VR-5 href="nasmoffett.html">NAS Moffett Field, California (1951), VR-21 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1952), VR-23 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1952 to 1954), VR-2 NAS Alameda, California (1954 to 1956), VR-23 NAS Atsugi, Japan (1956 to 1958), VFAW-3 NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1958 to 1959), FASRON-110 NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1959 to 1960), NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1960 to 1961), and Retired May 4, 1961..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2011 | 02MAY2004]

HALL, ADR3/AZ3 Verne vernehall@bellsouth.net "...I served with VR-21 Detachment (04/1963-04/1965) DET Japan. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [17MAY2015]

HANSEN, AE2 Robert J. hansputt@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VR-5 NAS Moffett Field, California from November 1951 to October 1952. Anyone around from then? I then served with VR-21 Detachment NAS Midway Island from November 1952 to November 1953. We serviced transient aircraft from Japan enroute to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and Hickam. I was there when the guys who had been in North Korean prison camps were coming home. I spent November 1953 to November 1954 with VR-21 NAS Midway Island. I was an AE-2 by that time. Anyone around from those times?..." [25DEC2006]

HINCHY, ATC(AC) David K. Retired dhinch@netscape.net or vq2_skywarrier@geocities.com "...Served in VQ-2 from 1962 to the end of 1965. Qualified "mickey operator" in both the A3 and the Connie. Flew crew on A3 #5 (Special Ops) and Seats 20/21 in the Connie before leaving. Also served in HC4 Det 1 (VC-34s) at NAS NORVA (66), VR-21 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (67-69) flying as radioman on the C-118B and C-130F and VC-118B. Flew as Plane Captain on the C-1A on board U.S.S. Hancock (CVA-19) during 70-71. Ran AT shop for VAQ-33 from 75-78. Two tours with NAMTDs,(F4-1014, 71-75)(F14-1007, 78-81). Retired in 81. Reunion at Nashville was "awesome" due to efforts of Ken Franks and the crew. Looking forward to next one in 2000. FAIRECONRON TWO, the first squadron was the best! Bravo Zulu to all who have kept the tradition of excellence alive at VQ-2..." [10DEC98]

HOOKLAND, AE1 Brian thebathook@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-21 from 1974 to 1977, VC-1 from 1977 to 1978 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, (left the USN for a couple years) came back (TAR) at NAS Alameda, California from 1980 to 1983 with VAK-208 and VR-55 from 1983 to 1988. I would like to hear from former "Club 220" Shipmates..." [05MAR2011]

HOOVER, ATCS Don Retired scpohoover@gmail.com "...I served aboard NS Sangley Point, Philippines (Air Ops), VR-2 (1954-Disestablishment) at NAS Alameda, California as 2nd Engineer aboard the Martin Mars, VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland Air Ops, VW-15 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VW-11 at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, VW-13 at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, NAS Norfolk, Virginia aboard the USS Okinawa (CVSG-56) amd USS Randolf (CVS-15), Naval Aviation Integrated Support Center (NAILSC) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and retired in 1970..." WebSite: "The Road to 311 No. York St." by Don Hoover (Author) [E-Mail/WebSite Updated 02MAR2016 | WebSite Added 26OCT2004 | E-Mail Updated 08JAN2004 | 04AUG2003]

HOUGHTON, Larry G. sonomalarry@aol.com "...I served with VR-21 from March 1963 until January 1966. I flew as a radioman on R6D's out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Those were great times. I really saw the world and had alot of great Shipmates..." [04AUG2003]

JAMES, Henry R. "Kimo" hoonanea@hawaii.rr.com "...I served with VR-21 from 1971 to 1977, VP-50 from 1981 to 1985 and VP-22 from 1988 to 1991. Aloha to all..." [31JUL2004]

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]

JAUDON, ATC Larry Retired lj0322@aol.com "...I served with VR-21 (1968-1969) as a Radio Operator..." [02JUN2012]

Memorial Picture "...LOCKHART, Charles W. "Chuck"...My grandfather, Charles (Chuck) W. Lockhart, passed away early in the morning on March 22, 2020, due to heart failure at the age of 88. He served with VR-21 (09/1950-05/1951), VP-892 (06/1951-02/1953) and VP-50 (03/1953-1954). He kept in touch with a number of men he served with. He was an exceptional father, grandfather, and great-grandfather..." Contributed by Jonathan Lockhart jlockhart@mwe.com [24MAR2020]

LOCKHART, Charles clockhart@sio.midco.net "...I served with VR-21 (September 1950 to May of 1951), VP-892 (June 1951 to February 1953) then VP-50 when the designation was changed. I was a radioman on SE8. Joined VP-892 at NAS Alameda, California & served with the squadron until being discharged in 1954. I have serveral pictures of our planes, the USS Pine Island (AV-12), NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAS Iwakuni, Japan, Pescadores, White Beach, Guam. Also have a picture of CO and Exec. I think the CO was Capt. McClure. Would like to hear from any others who served during this time..." [E-Mail Updated 20OCT2006 | BIO Updated 29NOV2005 | 11MAY2005]

LONGCROW, ADR Lisa lisa.longcrow@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-21 (1976-11/1976). I remember working on the line washing and polishing airplanes. I remember Susan Ware, Debbie Thiederman, PO1 Clark, Chief Smith (left for NAS Pensacola, Florida), Mike Scoggins, and a guy from Beeville Texas whose name escapes me now and a guy that married an AC named Susie Bakken from Fallbrook, CA. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [05FEB2013]

LUBY, AZ Kathleen happyfeet0101@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-21 (1973-1975)..." [18JUL2012]

Memorial Picture "...McBRIDE, Frank...My Father, Frank McBride, was a pilot with VR-21 from 1963 to 1966. I remember the good times my family had while living in Hawaii. My Father passed away in July of 2007 Paul McBride finalchecker@gmail.com..." [11DEC2009]

McELWEE, Dave dgmcelwee@hotmail.com "......" [05FEB2004]

MILES, Joseph D. "Jig Dog Miles" jigdogmiles@hotmail.com "...I served with VU-3 (1951-1952), VU-5 (1952-1954) at NAS Agana, Guam, VR-3 (1954-1957) MATS at NAS Moffett Field, California as well as VR-21 later assigned to VP-31, VR-7, VQ-1, VW-4 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VRF-31 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and PMTC at NAS Point Mugu, California..." [E-Mail Updated 29JUN2013 | BIO Updated 23JAN2005 | 30MAY2004]

MINYARD, PO1 Edward D. Retired EMinyard54613704@aol.com "...I served with the Navy from 1969 to August 31, 1993. I have spent most of my time in the Hawaiian Island serving with VR-21, VC-1, VP-6, VP-22, VP-17, NAS Pensacola, Florida Test Cell Operator, NS Mayport Florida (USS Saratoga), NAF St. Louis Mo. Douglas Corp. A-12, and Naval Recruiting Office St. Louis, Mo. I would like to talk to any one of my former Shipmates just to know how you are doing and to let them know that I am thinking of them. Hey Doc - how is the old Watermellon Gang doing? Fair wings and good sailing..." [18MAR2001]

MITCHUM, Robert W. rmitchum4@juno.com "...I served with VR-21 (Navigator) from April 1973 to August 1976. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [31MAY2011]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...MURDOCH, AMCS Lynn K...(VC-1, VP-4, VP-22, VR-21 and VU-1) - Lynn K. Murdoch, 75. of Cavite City, Philippines, formerly of Cochranton, Pa, passed away from heart failure on Aug. 17, 2017. Born Nov. 27, 1941, in Meadville, Pa., Lynn was the youngest son of Clarence and Lillian (Anthony) Murdoch. He graduated in 1959 from Cochranton High School, he joined the Navy for a career. After many years he retired to live in the Philippines. Survivors include his wife, Tita, in Cavite City, a son, Shawn in Japan, 1 granddaughter, Sherilynn, in Indianapolis, IN. and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Private Funeral services were held in Cavite City on Aug. 22, 2017--per Lynn's wishes, cremation followed. The family requests that material contributions be made to the American Heart Association, or your favorite charity. Send condolences by email to docmurdoch@yahoo.com. Published on August 23, 2017 http://obituaries.meadvilletribune.com/story/lynn-murdoch-1941-2017-967439271...." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [06SEP2017]

MURDOCH, Lynn K. lmurdoch@pldtdsl.net "...I served with VR-21 ("Pineapple Airlines" C-130 Maintenance Company) from 1972 to 1976, VU-1 / VC-1 (two tours), VP-22 from 1979 to 1983, and VP-4 from 1986 to 1989. VR-21 was by and far the best..." [E-Mail Updated 20JUN2004 | 24JUL2002]

NICHOLSON, AT James R. "Nick" jrnicholson@comcast.net "...I was an AT in WestPac from 1968-1972 VR-21 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VW-1 NAS Agana, Guam and finally VP-17 1971-1972. Radio Operator Softball player and still keep in touch with a few Shipmates from all duty stops. And I don't owe Fred Chastain a nickel..." [22JUN2007]

OLEXA, NCC(CRF) Stephen "Steve" Retired navy79chief@gmail.com "...I served with VR-21 (1969-1972) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Alameda, California. I also served with NRD Chicago, NRD Pittsburgh, VF-191, VF-111, VF-121 and retired in 1989. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [24JUL2017]

OSTROM, Bob bdragonfire7@aol.com "...I served in VR-21 from Dec. 1973-Mar 1977 and then went to the Naval Submarine Base at Pearl Harbor from April 1977-June 1977 and from there to the USS Camden (AOE-2) from July 1977-January 1978..." [01APR2007]

PAGE, Ross E. Jr. rossepage@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1966 to 1967 and the USS Constellation (CV-64) from 1968 to 1969..." [19JAN2010]

PALMER, Richard W. rwpalmer@mchsi.com "...Was radioman on PBM-5S aircraft with VP-47 at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1948 to 1949. August 1949 selected for aircrew PBM-5A amphibian aircraft with VR-23 NAS North Island, San Diego, California. From there to Clark Air Force Base, Phillipine Islands where VR-23 was absorbed by VR-21. At outbreak of Korean War, June 1950, was aircrew (radioman) of one PBM-5A assigned direct command of Commander Fleet Air Japan where we flew critical logistic air support as needed and whenever needed..." [02JUL2003]

PAYTON, Wilbur L. wlpayton@uswest.net "...Served in VP-42 58 to 60 in several different crews. Deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Renlisted and went to VR-21..." [22DEC98]

POGGIO, Peter "Pete" peterpoggiois@gmail.com "...I served with VU-3 (1956-1957) and VR-21 (1958-1959) as crewmember aboard the Douglas C-118 BUNO: 131592. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [22SEP2015]

REED, CPO Donald D. Retired c/o Robbie Motter rmotter@aol.com "...I served with VR-21 and VR-8 and now live in Southern CA. I will turn 91 on July 25th! I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [28JUN2012]

RENGSTORF, Henry h_rengstorf@hotmail.com "...I served with VR-21 NAS Atsugi, Japan from 1961 to 1962. Anyone remember me? D. L. Smith, D. L. G. Smith?..." [13MAY2004]

ROBINSON, ATC Wayne A. Retired waynerobinson653@yahoo.com "...Enlisted Sept 1956 Served at NATTC Patuxent River, Maryland from 57 to 59, VS-36 At NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 59 to 62 operating on board USS Randolph CVS 15, NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 62 to 65 AT-B school june 65 to jan 66. Transferred to VP-17 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Deployed twice for six months to Viet Nam.Then to VR-21 At NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii for 4 years shore duty . From ther was transferrd to VA-94 at NAS Lemoore, California. Operating from the deck of USS Coral Sea rom 72 to 75. Became a Navy Recruiter From 76 to 79 At Battle Creek, Michigan whee i finally Retired and Still Reside..." [BIO Updated 03NOV2017 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 07AUG2017 | E-Mail Updated 30NOV2013 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 20FEB2010 | 08MAR98]

Memorial Picture "...RUPE, AMS2 Jack...My father-in-law, AMS2 Jack Rupe, went to his lord last wednesday in Moscow, ID. Jack served with VR-21 (1948-1952). I am looking for anyone who served with Jack and remembers the cercumstances in which he was shot down during the korea conflict..." Contributed by AMH1 C. Jackson Retired budmanjackson@aol.com [23OCT2011]

Memorial Picture Shipmate PixObit "...SCHAMP, ATC Herb Retired...Herb was a terrific individual. His heartattack on the morning of the 21st shocked everyone...he walked when he played golf, three times a week. He was the Miramar Men's Golf Club. He dedicated a lot of time to San Diego Jr. Golf. He sang in his church chior. Our Mother of Confidence Catholic church in University City (San Diego) was packed for his memorial service, a testament to a wonderful man and shipmate. Respectfully, AXC Dennis "Fetch" FETSCHER Retired dfetscher@cox.net..." [30DEC2006]

SCHAMP, ATC Herb Retired (Deceased 2001) WILLYV2@AOL.COM "...I arrived in NAS Kodiak, Alaska in March 1963 after ASA-16 and crew training at NORIS. Since I had spent 3 years in VW-12/AEWBarRonPac at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii flying radio in the Willy Victor (hence the e-mail address), I was assigned to Crew Six the next day for a flight out to NAS Adak, Alaska. Returning from the NAS Kodiak, Alaska deployment in July, I was assigned to Crew-8 with Lcdr. Conklin as PPC, Ray Jensen as Julie and Tony Mano as Jezz and the rest of a crew which trained together at NORIS. As a crew, we worked all of the Electronics and had it all covered. My APS-20 school in Biloxi in 1958 helped out a lot. We flew 13614 for 1 year as we kept the same plane with the crew. On our way over we ron at Kwajelien and on take-off the pilots nesa cracked. We had to wait for a new one and had a good week of deep sea fishing. Fianlly made it to NAHA and VP-6 departed for NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Lots of young ladies left crying at the gate! We made many trips through the Tainan Straits which was exciting and/or boring depending what happened. Together with Crew 1, we went to Saigon for the first of the Market Time deployments in July 1964. We were the first two aircraft to fly the recon's and had a good time in Saigon. Both of the crews painted "Nose Art" on the planes and that became the fad for the deployment. Crew ONE had Snoopy sitting on top of a Tori Gate looking for Subs. Crew 8 had Johnny Oinen (our AO) paint a large swordfish with one of the "go to hell" hats from Saigon on its sword in rememberance of the good fishing on Kwaj. I remember the day ZE-6 (135555 or "triple nickle five") landed at NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan with a stuck gear. They jacked it up, dropped the gear and pinned it, replaced the props, ran up the 3350's and with a min crew returned to NAHA. And it made the flight back to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Returning to Ault Field the 135614 was sent to PAR (commonly called "paint and return"). I stayed in Crew 8 and picked up Buno 140971 as our "new" plane. If any of you remember me, you will remember I painted the radio compartment gold. We made the 1965 NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment. Again making 2 trips down to Saigon for Market time. After some time back at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, I left for VR-21 in Oct '66, went to VFP-63 at NAS Miramar in Oct'69, AVIB SCHOOL in June of 73, NAMTD-1013 MIRAMAR in March '74, CVW-11 STAFF as AVIONICS/FLIGHT DECK CHIEF in June'77 and retired in November 1978. Worked for Lockheed Marine Systems in San Diego for 16 years on the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicles and retired from there in 1996. So, now all I do is play golf and keep house as my wife Sharon is still working for the San Diego City Schools. If any of you recognize the name or time, please drop an e-mail. I keep up on all of the Reunion and have been to quit a few. VR/AEW/VP etc. So, drop a line and let me know how it goes..." [03JAN2000]

SCHUPP, AMS3 Robert "Bob" rlschupp@cox.net "...I served with VR-21 (1967-1970) Detachment and VR-30 (1965-1967) at NAS Alameda, California Hanger 40 as C1A Flight Crew Plane Captain aboard the A\C 031..." [04SEP2015]

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]

SEGOVIA, Cipriano evelyns1973@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-21 (1965-1969) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California then NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a Loadmaster aboard the Douglas C-118 (R6D) Liftmaster..." [26JUL2011]

Memorial Picture "...SIMPSON, AT1 Harold W. "Johnny and Pockets"...I am AT1 Harold W. Simpson's oldest son. I thought that his former squadron mates would like to know that Harold who was known as "Johnny" and I understand as "pockets" and served in VR-21 during the 1950's passed away on June 29, 2009, at Fort Smith, Arkansas of heart failure. Harold often spoke of his time with VR-21 and how much he enjoyed attending Reunions. He elected to discontinue his medications and accept his fate and in doing so he died with great dignity and courage..." Contributed by Robert E. Simpson rsimpsonlaw@aol.com [31JUL2010]

SISK, AO1 DAVID Retired bbstacker67_69@sbcglobal.net "...I joined the Navy in 1963. I served with VR-21 (1964 to 1966), VA-27 NAS Lemoore, California (made the May 1968 to January 1969 WesPac aboard the aboard the USS Constellation), VP-49 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (1969 to 1970), AIMD NAS Lemoore, California (1971 to 1974), VP-6 (1974 to 1977), VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California (1977 to 1980), USS Tripoli LPH-10 (1980 to 1982), USS Ranger CV-61 Ships Company AIMD (made 1982 WesPac Cruise), NAS Moffett Field, California and retired as AO1 in May 1985..." [E-Mail Updated 12JUL2006 | 04MAR2005]

SMITH, Ron yvron@bellsouth.net "...I served with VR-21 (09/1957-10/1959)..." [21NOV2013]

SMITH, ATN3 Thomas Leroy tomscience@aol.com "...VR-21, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. ATN3 served 1962-1963. I served in the Flight Training Office logging Jet and C130 hours for the pilots. Later I served in AMD testing ad repairing navigation receivers for C118's, and patrol planes. Lived in Barracks 37. I came over attached to a TACAMO unit with John R. Smith and Art Burgin..." [22MAR2010]

TAYLOR, Robert G. leo8947@gmail.com "...I served with VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1968 to 1972. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [26MAY2011]

WASSUM, AK2 Donald L. dondeew@net-change.com "...I served with VR-21 (01/1951-12/952) Detachment NAS Midway Island and VR-2 (12/1952-08/1954)..." [19JUL2012]

WEAVER, ATC Richard C. (Dick) Retired dkweaver00@hotmail.com "...I did three tours at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (first 1956-1957). I arrived in March 1956 for duty with VW-1 flying WV-2 Constellations. VW-1 (and I) was relocated to NAS Agana, Guam in mid-1957. My second tour (1962-1964) was with VP-22 with P2V Neptunes. My third tour (1967-1970) was with VR-21 with C130 aircraft. I retired ATC on 16 April 1973..." [18SEP2002]

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