VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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BIALEK, Chester H. chbialek_usn@hotmail.com "...I served with VPB-114, VPB-904 (Reserves) at NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-ML-54 (PBY and PV-1), VP-721 (PB4Y-2) and VP-722 (P2V). Retired in 1965 after 20+ years. Some hops in P-3's later at NBU. Participated in base closure ceremony..." [14SEP2009]

CASSIDY, ADC Robert J. Retired https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=2650 "...ADC Robert J. Cassidy, USNR - NFL Number: 2650 - Date of Birth: 5/18/1929 - Date In: 1/13/1947 - Date Out: 4/20/1974 - City, State: Vernon Hills, IL - School Attended: La Salle Univ. - Aircraft Flown: P-3, P2V, PB4Y, PBY5A, TBF - Ship or Unit: VP-ML-54, VP-721, VP-772, VP-62 and VR-54 - Pilot Desg.: Aircrew/Priv. Pilo - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Cuban Miss. Crisis - Associations/Service Organizations: ANA American Legion Glenview Survivors Fleet Reserve Assn. - Highest personal decoration or award: Navy Commendation - Significant Achievements: - 6054 Flight Hours. Vice Pres. Ilinois Small Business Assn. Juris Doctorate, M.B.A. and a B.A. Vice President AJF Industr. In Memoriam? No..." [04DEC2005]

DAVIS, ADR3 William "Bill" id13737@aol.com "...I served with VP-721 (1952-1973) at NAS Glenview, Illinois..." [BIO Updated 22MAY2013 | 27SEP2011]

HOECKELBERG, Bob Pbylvr@compuserve.com "...I entered USNR in June 1949. First squadron was VP-ML-54, later changed name to VP-721. From VP-721 there was a split off and another squadron was created that was VP-722. I was in all three ending up with VP-722. Leaving two four year enlistments and one Truman year extension on all enlistments. Was Aircrew on PBY6A, PB4Y2 and with a few rides on P2V's..." [31DEC2000]

KIDD, CDR William C. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=1649 "...CDR William C. Kidd, USNR - NFL Number: 1649 - Date of Birth: 1/1/1941 - Date In: 1/1/1941 - Date Out: 1/1/1960 - City, State: Pass Christian, MS - School Attended: Harvard University - Aircraft Flown: PBY, PV-1, PB4Y-2, F4F, SB2C - Ship or Unit: VP-31, VPB-141 and VP-721 - Pilot Desg.: PPC - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Atlantic - In Memoriam? No..." [11DEC2005]

LAURAITIS, AWC Thomas A. Retired tomluth55@gmail.com "...I served with VF-81/VA-81 (1956-1959), VP-721 (09/1959-10/1968), VP-70V-2 (10/1968-11/1970) and VP-60 (1970-1989)..." [08JUL2018]

MUELLER, ATN2 Cliff B. buzz@lanset.com "...I served with VP-721 from 1961 to 1967. I was the Flight Communicator in Crew 2. Our PPC was CDR Don Batchelder and my Plane Captian was ADR1 Gene Siemeck. VP-721 was called to duty for the Cuban missle crissis. We back filled patrol duty for VP-24 that was deployed to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba..." [16APR2004]

PELT, ADR2 Robert Van https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=495 "...ADR2 Robert Van Pelt, USNR - NFL Number: 495 - Date of Birth: 5/4/1931 - Date In: 1/1/1949 - Date Out: 4/1/1965 - City, State: Chicago, IL - Aircraft Flown: PBY-5A, PBY-6A, PB4Y-2, P2V-5F - Ship or Unit: VP-ML-54, VP-721 and VP-722 - Pilot Desg.: Flight Engineer - Associations/Service Organizations: Nav Av Museum Fdn Tailhook Assn Survivors Club - Highest personal decoration or award: Armed Forces Medal - Significant Achievements: - V.P. Univ. Illinois Dads Assn. District Vice Chairman Boy Scouts Chicago. Listed in Who's Who in the Midwest and in America 1989. Captain with Chicago Fire Dept. In Memoriam? No..." [04DEC2005]

PHINNEY, LCDR Richard (Dick) H. Retired USN100@MSN.com "...Joined VP-ML-54 at NAS Glenview, Illinois in 1948. Squadron later re-designated VP-721. Prior service Army Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet. Flight program ended when war ended. Drilled with VP-721 in PBY's as Flight Engineer Striker. Graduated from college in 1950 and applied for a direct commission. Was commissioned Ensign in 1951. Served in VR-721 as Maintenance Officer and Personnel Officer and later Admin. Officer. I drilled in several ground units after they made VP's all flying personnel and with some luck retired as Liutenant Commander..." [25MAY2002]

ROESSLER, John john.roessler@vaisala.com "...I drilled with VP-721 at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1963 thru 1966. I was commissioned after graduating from college and served in Market Time patrol off the coast of Vietnam. Joined CIVPAC in 1972..." [24APR2003]

SWANSON, Burt burt@citlink.net "...I served with VP-54 which later became VP-721 in NAS Glenview, Illinois. I moved to California and joined VP-58 which became VP-771 in NAS Los Alamitos, California. I would like to hear from Shipmates in any of these squadrons..." [13MAR2003]

WILLIAM, ADR3 Davis id13737@aol.com "...I served with VP-721 (Reservist) at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1952 to 1973. Sad news: NAS Glenview, Illinois is now a Shopping Mall..." [03OCT2009]

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