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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]

LOTZGESELL, James jimlotz16@hotmail.com "...VP-2...I reported to VP-ML-2 in NAS Miramar, California in 1948, the squadron was still flying P2V-1s when I got there, shortly thereafter we changed over to P2V-3s. We moved from NAS Miramar, California to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in 1949 and got on the NAS Whidbey Island, Washington to NAS Kodiak, Alaska merry-go-round. I put in two tours in NAS Kodiak, Alaska, one as a 1st Pilot and one as PPC. My Co-pilot was Jack Boniface, and my Plane Captain was Bill Bryant. Our airpalane was Buno 122928, SB-9, I think she was the first P2V-3 off the production line. Bill knopke had her first and I inherited her from him. I have a 11 x 14 picture of that airplane on my wall, one of my most prized possessions. Sure would like to hear from some of my Shipmates. Drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 08NOV2004 | E-Mail Updated 30APR2003 | E-Mail Updated 30OCT2001 | E-Mail Updated 01MAR2001 | Updated 17FEB98]

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