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Shipmate  McMICHAEL, AT1 David
I served with VP-1 (06/1963-07/1972) with two WestPac deployments including a detachment to Tan San NAF Tan Son Nhut, South Vietnam.
5/4/2021 3:02 PM
Shipmate  TINES, Gayle
I served with VP-56 (1956-1958) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I flew with Crew-2. John Scahill was the Plane Captain.
4/22/2021 3:18 PM
E-Mail Updated  HANNA, AW2 William R.
I attended AWA School in NAS Memphis, Tennessee (06/1968) and served with VP-56 (1969-06/1972) with two deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. VP-56 was first squadron to receive P-3C aircraft. Got married two days before second deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Still married to same girl -- 50 years in November. I would love to hear from former Shipmates.
4/13/2021 7:58 PM
Shipmate  SCHMALBECK, AZ2 Kenneth G.
I served with VP-65 (03/1971-12/1972) and NAS Glenview, Illinois (12/1967-03/1971).
4/13/2021 11:19 AM
E-Mail Updated  HOWARD, Ralph W.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
/10/2021 11:01 PM,
E-Mail Updated  SCALESE, AT2 Thomas J.
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4/10/2021 9:25 PM
Guestbook Entries 19,260 [05SEP2020] through 19,280 [22MAR2021]

Shipmate  GUARINO, Angelo "Skip"
I served with VAH-21 (08/1968-06/1969) Project Trim in NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. I also worked at engine rebuild shop NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Great group of guys, and enjoyed all the Reunions that I have attended.
3/22/2021 11:48 AM
Shipmate  SUAREZ, Martin
I served with VP-45 with a deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I flew with CAC-7 during deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1981-1982).
3/11/2021 11:09 PM
E-Mail Updated  BURRELL, AWC Garold F.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
3/5/2021 5:15 PM
Shipmate  RILEY, John
I served with VP-1 (1974- 1976) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii.
3/4/2021 5:50 PM
Memorial  SUSOL, AMM1 Ferdinand Francis Shipmate Pix>
My Father in Law, Ferdinand Francis Susol, served with VD-1, CASU-(F)41 and FAW-14. He received the World War II Victory Medal, Air Crew Insignia (3 Stars), Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal (2 Stars), American Theater Medal, Air Medal, Naval Unit Commendation, Philippine Liberation and Good Conduct Medal.
Brenda Susol
2/20/2021 6:07 PM
Shipmate  MURRAY, Kenneth Lee
I was in the first group that left VAW-11 from NAS North Island, San Diego, California. We sailed aboard the USS Hancock in July 1959 to NAS Agana, Guam and formed VAW-13. I was a plane captain at the time. When the second ship, USS Midway, arrived in NAS Agana, Guam with three more AD-5W's, some of us went aboard the Midway and sailed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines for reconnaissance. If I recall, we were there for about six months. After our squadron returned to NAS Agana, Guam, my service time was up and I was sent to Treasure Island, CA for discharge. This was a great experience for a young man.
2/19/2021 5:21 PM
Shipmate  THYNE, AX3 Michael F.
I served with VP-22 (1970-1974). Had fun with the Blue Geese traveling from NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to NAS Adak, Alaska then back to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan with sojourns to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Midway Island for the Kamchatka shot along with Kodiak following the Vladivostok fleet trailing its coats all over the pacific. Then back to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan to finish up the Nam war. Quiet time for 6 months then back to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines for a "quiet deployment." Then we were off to U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand on the way to a quaint island called NSF Diego Garcia. From whence we traveled to a unique place called Bandar Abbas Iran. Trailing the Russian Indian Ocean Squadron. Lather rinse repeat. Got out in May of 74 went back to college and got an engineering degree. Worked for Cessna, Martin Marietta, Ball Aerospace, Gates Learjet and finished up with Lockheed Martin. Now I just chase cattle and pull calves as required.
2/19/2021 1:29 AM
Shipmate  CONIGLIO, Carl J.
I served with VP-931 and VP-57 (1950-1954).
2/15/2021 9:33 AM
Shipmate  DICKENS, AT1 William P. Retired
I served with VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida aboard the P2V and P-3A as a Radio Operator and VAW-78 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia.
2/11/2021 7:45 PM
Shipmate  SMITH, PT2 Bruce T. Shipmate Pix
I served with VP-18 (12//1966-1968) but was on the Unitas IX deployment to South America when we received notice that the squadron was being disestablished and everybody would be gone when we got back to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I also served on several deployments to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and occassionally took pictures on reconnaisance missions.
2/10/2021 6:57 PM
Shipmate  CADMUS, AMS1 Don
I served with VP-47 (1984-1989). I was a FE assigned to Crew-5.
2/4/2021 1:24 PM
E-Mail Updated  FOWLER, AE2 David B.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
1/27/2021 3:35 AM
Shipmate  LOHBAUER, AO2 Rich
I served with VP-8 (1977-1981). I flew with Crew 5 and 6.
1/27/2021 12:40 AM
Shipmate  JONES, ATN3 Robert "Bob"
Attended basic training in NAS Norfolk, Virginia / NAS North Island, San Diego, California, shore duty at NS Rota, Spain, VR-24 (1968-1972) and VF-32. I had many, many adventures in southern Spain and served in the Mediterranean during the middle eastern crisis, at that time. Went all over Europe and to Denmark - it was the adventure of a life time.
1/22/2021 5:58 PM
E-Mail Updated  WARMACK, PH1 JD
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
1/22/2021 1:32 PM
Shipmate  HALL, William J.
I served with VP-49 (05/196708/1969) with deployments to NAS Bermuda / NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and (WestPac) NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I flew with Crew-11 and then Crew-3 for the WestPac deployment.
1/16/2021 8:22 AM
Shipmate  GREER, Rickey D.
I served with VP-8 (1972-1975) and retired from the navy in 1994 from VAQ-129 out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington.
1/9/2021 3:12 PM
Shipmate  COHN, AO3 Leslie
I served with VP-48K-1 (1967–1973) at NAS Olathe, Kansas.
1/3/2021 7:26 PM
Shipmate  STIVERS, CPO Dorsie "Ben" Retired
I served with VT-7 (1969-1971) at NAS Meridian, Mississippi, VT-19 (1971), Heavy One (1971-1973), VP-24 (1973-1975) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VT-7 (1975-1978) at NAS Meridian, Mississippi, VP-4 (1978-1981) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VX-1 (1981-1984) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-49 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida where I made Chief on det to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and retired in 1989. Stayed in aviation, going to work 1992 for US Customs P3s until 2018. Living in Lake City Florida.
12/27/2020 1:08 PM
Notice  My dad, Harold J. Manselle (Jim) served in the Black Cat Squadron 12 (VP-12). He had a best friend pilot nicknamed “Red,” who took my father on many daring flights. One of which my father had to rescue him from while landing, because the plane missed the rubber band upon landing on the USS Wright (AV-1) flight deck, and “Red” was falling into the ‘drink’ and my dad had to clutch the strap with one hand and “Red’s” flight jacket with the other while hanging on for dear life as the flight deck crew rescued the plane from falling over the side of the ship. I would dearly love to know what “Red’s” real name was. My father was a radioman on the PBY. He was serving at Pearl Harbor on the day of the Japanese bombing raid. His squadron earned the Presidential Unit citation while he was with them.
Connie Manselle
12/14/2020 11:11 PM
Guestbook Entries 19,260 [05SEP2020] through 19,280 [11DEC2020]

E-Mail Updated  PAPE, Pat
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
12/10/2020 10:40 AM
Shipmate  HOWARD, TD2R Terris C.
I served with FAETUPAC (1953-01/1955) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I was a simulator instructor.
12/8/2020 6:47 PM
Shipmate  JUDKINS, AO3 Michael P.
I served with VP-44 (1971-1972). I was AO aboard LM-11 with LT Veasey (pilot), LT Poole (co-pilot), Chief Fish (FE), LCDR Blienaut (Tactical Coordinator), Rocky Hudson, Rich Graff and Claud Coffman. I would appreciate any help on how to find the tail number of that aircraft. The first four would be 1521 but I have not been able to find a picture or a way to research what the last two were. Also would like to connect with AO3 R.L. Rodriguez as I still have his pocket watch that he asked me to pick up from island watch repair on Bailey Island, Maine, as he was discharged and went home to the Miami area before it was ready. Joe Redman, I think that I knocked on your door In Gunnison just a few days after you left in 1974.
11/29/2020 7:32 PM
Shipmate  ROGERS, AMS2 James E.
I served with VP-31 (05/1972-10/1975). I worked in the Line Division, Calendar Inspection & Airframes and Corrosion Control. I miss the Navy and my time in service and would like to hear from former Shipmates.
11/26/2020 5:10 PM
Shipmate  BOGDANSKI, PR2 Leonard J.
I served with VU-10 (02/1960-09/1961) at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
11/14/2020 5:57 PM
Shipmate  PLUMMER, AT2 Forrest Ben
I was a four year active duty sailor form October 1954 until August 1958. Was ready reserve during Cuban Crisis. I attended Boot Camp at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, Aviation Prep School at NAS Norman, Oklahoma, AT-A school at NAS Millington, Tennessee, NAS Hutchinson, Kansas, FASRON-118 at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, VP-4 Electronics Crew Chief - P2V-3 trade planes and upgrade to P2V-5F. Set Base Radio (CW). Went to base radio to quit flying, 3 mo before leaving NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. How low did we fly? After station to pilot - “Commander I think we’re a little low we’re sucking water in the after station). Great times and I’ m still here. Separated Treasure Island, CA.
10/30/2020 12:43 PM
Shipmate  BOSS, PT3 Micael
Attended PT A School (09/1963) at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver Colorado, VAP-61, NAS Agana, Guam, TAD to FICPACFAC at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Commander Carrier Division Staff and USS Bennington (CV-20). After separation I obtained a bachelor's degree in industrial safety then a number graduate courses and schooling in medical imaging, medical legal death investigation and forensic photography. During my working life I worked in the public sector, a staff member in consulting engineering offices and as a private consultant for federal government construction.
10/26/2020 6:58 PM
E-Mail Updated  CHILDERS, AT2 Bill
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
10/24/2020 5:37 PM
Shipmate  TURNER, Robert
I served with the Royal Australian Air Force (1965-1967 based at RAAF Base Richmond in New South Wales – RAAF Richmond was then the home of No 11 Squadron. At that time I was employed as a clerk in the Base Operations/Flight Planning section, so knew all the movements of aircraft on the base.
10/22/2020 2:55 AM
Memorial  FOX, AOMAC1 Jack C.
My Grandfather AOMAC1 Jack C. Fox was a bombardier with VP-54/VPB-54. His flight book records dates from March 1944 to August 1945. He rarely spoke of his time in the Pacific, however he started sharing recently, until his passing this March. We wish we had more time with him. My family wishes to honor all of you and yours.
Jeffrey Kalick
10/16/2020 11:12 AM
Shipmate  BOON, LCDR John R. Retired
VP-64, CAC12. Check in as an AWAA October 1980 and left as an AW2 in January 1986 for AOCS. Completed AOCS May 1986 and entered flight school NAS Millington, Tennessee for primary (T34 Turbo Mentor) flight training. Transferred to NAS Kingsville, Texas October 1986 for intermediate (T2C Buckeye) flight training. May 1987 started advance strike training (TA4J). Winged January 1988. Checked in VA-42 NAS Oceana, VA for A6E Intruder RAG. Transferred to Attack Squadron 85 Black Falcons. Embarked 1989-1991 on the USS America CV66. September 1991 -January 1995 Advance Strike instructor at NAS Meridian, MS. Detached regular Navy and Joined VA-52 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania flying C-9’s. Retired LCDR from the Navy November 1999. I am currently on my 26 year flying internationally for UPS as a Captain B747-8F.
10/15/2020 9:33 AM
Shipmate  ETOLL, Daniel J.
I served with VP-1 (1971-1972) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam.
10/14/2020 6:04 PM
Shipmate  PHINNEY, YNCS(AW/SW) Mike
I served with VP-40 (11/1990-11/1993).
10/13/2020 8:41 PM
Shipmate  GOLDING, James Milan
Attended Basic Training (09/1945) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Combat Air Crewman School (on tbm Torpedo Bomberat) at NAS Norman, Oklahoma, Aviation Ordnanceman Training at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and to VPB-204 at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. I flew as a PBM-3 Bombardier Gunner (bow turret). LCDR McGEARRY was my pilot. I am now 93 and still flying (Cessna 172) and am building my own amphibian.
9/25/2020 4:41 PM
E-Mail Updated  SULLIVAN, LCDR John V. Jr. Retired
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
9/20/2020 10:26 AM
Shipmate  KELLEY, AMM3 Jack
I served with VX-2 (1946-1948) at NAS Chincoteague, Virginia.
9/16/2020 5:11 PM
Mishaps  VP-50 MISHAP (March 21st, 1991)
This is former 1stLt Gregory Yeager, USMCR. I was LT(jg) Ned Metcalf’s Fam partner in advanced multi engine flight school in 1989. He was a thoroughly decent individual and a credit to the Navy in this jaded Jarhead’s eyes. I remember reading about this horrible mishap (SEE: VP-50 In Memorial for lost friends - March 21st, 1991) offshore of San Diego in the Stars and Stripes when I was still stationed in Okinawa. I’m sorry I didn’t contact y’all before. He was a good guy and should be remembered with honor and grace. Eternal Father, strong to save, remember me to him and tell him of my gratitude and glad memories.
Gregory Yeager
9/10/2020 1:57 AM
Memorial  BLACKWELDER, PO1 Bruce L.
I must sadly report that my brother, Bruce L Blackwelder, passed away June 18, 2020. Bruce proudly served with VP-68.
Teresa Blackwelder
9/8/2020 12:19 AM
E-Mail Updated  LONGAR, AT2 Dennis James "Jim"
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
9/6/2020 9:20 PM
Memorial  ABRAHAM, Waddie Joseph
My Dad, Waddie Joseph Abraham, served with VP-72 during WW2. Dad was a Radioman and 2nd Gunner aboard a PBY-5. His crew received commendations for rescuing a shot down army pilot in rough seas within 20 miles of a Japanese airbase.
Robert Abraham
9/5/2020 1:52 AM
Guestbook Entries 9,240 [4MAY2020] through 19,260 [05SEP2020]

Shipmate  MORRIS, Bob B.
I served with VP-29 (1952-1955) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with deployments to NAS Atsugi, Japan and NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. I flew as a Radar Operator with Crew-6 and Crew-2.
9/4/2020 6:11 PM,
Shipmate  HAMPTON, AE1 (AW/NAC) George R. Retired
I served with VP-67 (1979-1981). VP-67 was my first squadron and I retired February of 2001. I was a Ready Reserve with VP-67. I’ve forgotten a lot of names, these are just a few of the names. I remember Bud Mitchell, Jim Downing, Jimmy Meyer, Kenny Lumpkin, Jon White, Eric Hansen, Gregory Crutcher and Jerry Buckwalter. I also, spent some time a RAIMD providing I-level support to the squadrons at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I spent 4 years at AIMD NAS Atlanta, Georgia, before going to Naval Aircrew School, P-3 Second Mech School at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-30 FE School and then to VP-65 (1989-1993) then to VP-93 (the Godfather CDR Carlone, and CDR Cluster) (Operation Restore Hope) October 1993 until March of 1994. We got the word the Executioners were to be decommissioned. Thanks to Jon White (AWCM I think he was by then) I ended up back in NAS Atlanta, Georgia where I retired as a Loadmaster with VR-46. I was an amazing career and I was fortunate to share time with some amazing friends.
9/2/2020 10:43 PM
Shipmate  DAVIS, AD3 Jeff W. "Was Animal"
I served with VP-46 (1978-1981) with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAF Misawa, Japan and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Had some great times, wild parties and good friends! I kinda missed it when I left! Mike Kilgore, Jack West and all of the other Wild bunch.
9/2/2020 3:45 PM
E-Mail Updated  BRYSON, AO1 Timothy D.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
8/26/2020 9:35 PM
Shipmate  WHITE-FINDEISEN, PN Bradley
I served with VQ-1 at NAS Agana, Guam with a stint as driver at FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam during 1972 Easter Offensive.
8/24/2020 5:34 PM
E-Mail Updated  UPPERMAN, PT3 Buford B.
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
2020-08-17 22:02
Notice  I am the son of the late RADM Frank S. Haak (USNA 1946). After flight school, he was assigned to VP-24 (1949-1951) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. They were deployed to NAAF Agadir, French Morocco. Can anyone tell me what their mission would have been in North Africa?
Bruce Haak
8/9/2020 10:55 AM
Shipmate  WALLACE, AOC(NAC)AW Louis Chance, Jr. "Wally"
I served with VP-68 (03/1974-31/12/1994) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, RTU68 (06/1973-03/1974) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, USS Independence (CVA-62) (03/1971-03/1973) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, Air Launched Weapons School (02/1971-03/1971) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) (08/1969-02/1971) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, RTC Great Lakes (01/1969-03/1969), AO "A" School Naval Air Training Center (03/1969-08/1969) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida.
8/6/2020 12:00 AM
Memorial  SCHAUBER, AMM3 Harold "Bud"
My father, Harold "Bud" Schauber passed away in 2013. He served with VPB-117 (CASU-F-56) (1944-1945) in the Philippines and Admiralty Islands. I would be interested in hearing from anyone who may have known him.
Dennis Schauber
6/16/2020 10:57 AM
Shipmate  LANDON, Joseph
I served aboard NAS Albany, Georgia (1970-1971), VXE-6 (1971-1974), VX-4 (1974-1977), VF-151 (1977-1979) aboard the USS Midway (CV-41), HC-1 DET 3 (1979-1980) aboard the USS Coral Sea (CV-43), Combat Systems Technical Schools Command (CSTSC) Data Systems Instructor (1980-1987) and USS California (BB-44) (1987-1989).
6/10/2020 11:05 AM
E-Mail Updated  SMITH, Donald
E-Mail/BIO Update Request Posted!
6/9/2020 12:35 PM
Notice  VP History ThumbnailCameraVT-30 Patch "...I have sitting around a never used VT-30 patch. Send me an address and I will send it to whoever needs it. I think I got it in 1965 in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas when they were looking for volunteers from us new guys to check out in the Spad. I didn’t and was plowed back to NAAS Saufley Field, Pensacola, Florida, then given orders to NAS North Island, San Diego, California where I ended up in VO-67 flying the P2 on the Ho Chi Minh trail. Shoulda checked out in the Spad!
Terry
6/4/2020 8:28 PM
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Shipmate  MOORE, PO2 Donald George
Joined Navy after High School (1957 Stockton, CA) on 12-1-1957 in San Francisco, CA. Boot Camp in San Diego, CA, Basic Electronics in NAS Norman, Oklahoma, Adv. Airborne Electronics in NAS Memphis, Tennessee and then VP-9 in NAS Alameda, California. I had to wait a few weeks for them to return from AK. I served in a flight crew in 1959-1962 as the radar & special equipment operator and repair. In a crew that helped the USAF find a B-58 in the Great Salt Lake. In a crew that took a new P2V-7 to Japan and flew the old plane back to NAS Alameda, California (had power, radio and oil leak problems – but made it okay). During the Japan trip we were on Guam when two WWII Japan soldiers were caught. There are two other good stories, but there for me and the other crew members to remember. Lot’s of us who were getting out in late 1961 were extended for 6 months (I don’t remember why). Made 2nd Class Petty Officer (the year before release). I will be 81 on the 20th of June 2020. I’m doing very well to date. Still married to the same girl and we had 3 boys and 1 girl (lot’s of grand kids & great-grand kids). In 2013 moved from Calif. to Okla. (my wife and I were both born in Calif.)
5/27/020 11:25:07 PM
Shipmate  SMITH, Donald
I served with AEWBarRonPac (1962-1963) at NAS Midway Island and VU-7 (1963-1964) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. I would like to hear from former Shipmates.
5/27/2020 9:50:22 PM
Shipmate  TOMPKINS, Chris
I served with VP-49 (05/1975-05/1978) (CAC-6) as a Pilot/PPC/MC.
5/25/2020 6:24 PM
Shipmate  SAMUELS, CDR Art Retired
I served with VP-49 (03/1973-05/1976), CPW-11, ASWOC, VP-24 (1982-1984), Naval War College, USS Albany (CG-10), US Readiness Command and Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility (AFWTF) Underwater Tracking Range. Retired 10/87 and I own numerous Jewelry Businesses in South Florida. My wife Reggie and I would love to hear from former Shipmates.
5/25/2020 4:34 PM
Shipmate  FRESCAS, Alexander P.
Attended Bootcamp RTC/NTC (1983) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and VP-4748 (1983-1984) at NAS Moffett Field, California.
5/23/2020 5:35 PM
Memorial  CARACOFE, YNC Sony
My friend, YNC Sony Caracofe, who proudly served with VP-49 passed as a result of a short bout of stage 4 cancer.
CONWAY, YN Robert T.
5/15/2020 1:25 PM
Shipmate  CONWAY, YN Robert T.
I served with Navy Recruiting Command Headquarters (1974-1977) in Arlington, VA, USS Austin (LPD-4) (1977), Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) (1977-1978) in Arlington, VA, Naval Investigative Service Headquarters (NISHQ) (1978-1980), VP-49 (1980-1984) and VP-30 (1984-1986).
5/15/2020 1:25 PM
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