VP Shipmate Directory
AIELLO, ATC Bob Retired firstname.lastname@example.org "...From 1963 to 1965 I served at the Midway Island Detachemnt of AEWBarRonPac. I was there for the disestablishment of the Barrier Squadrons. In 1972 after waiting for a year at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I was assigned to FAW-5 Special Projects (original VPU-1). At that time Special Projects was made up of 3 Officers and 6 Enlisted. They were all stationed in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. In 1972 I joined them formally in FAW-5. Our aircraft were attached to VP-8 (3 of them). Duriong my tour of duty I was chosen to go to NAS Alameda, California to accept and design to new aircraft (1975). Our earlier a/c had been declared non-safe for military operations due to excessive corrosion. I and a Civil Service Engineer spent almost a year of rotationg in and out of NAS Alameda, California. We had a free hand in the designing of the internal electronics necessary for the operations of Special Projects. I was awarded a Naval Acheviement Medal for this accomplishemnt. A plague was installed on the bathroom door of our original aircraft P-3B BUNO 153450 with both our names on it. It was during 1975/76 that I came up with the name Old Buzzards which was adopted as the Special Projects name (spinoff of Old Crows). I hope someone reading this would try to contact me and invite me to the present squadron VPU-1. Both I and D. Moyers would be interested in touring the present aircraft used..." [18MAY2005]
AIKEN, Joel email@example.com "...I served with VP-16 (1972-1976) as a pilot with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Bermuda, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and Souda Bay. Flew with Ron Bobo, Steve Hilley, Brick Mason, JP4 John Powell, Ken Reightler (the astronaut), "Jimmy the K" Kessler, Nickel Rocket Sam Mellar, Rob DeAntonio, Scott Krajnik, Norm Ray, Don Gentry, Ken Peters, Bennie Bunn, Arnie Queen, Jay Beasley, Ron Testa, Ron Castle, Larry Maloy, Charlie Pease, and Dick Silverman. The names bring back such memories!..." [E-Mail Updated 01JUL2012 | 06JUL98]
AIKEN, Wally firstname.lastname@example.org "...I was a member of VP-6 from '72-'75, detachments in NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Utapao, NSF Diego Garcia, Bandar Abbas, NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, etc..." [07APR2001]
AILLS, Ken email@example.com "...My Father, Ken Aills, retired from VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 1974 he was a FE. He is now living in Tyler, Texas and would like to talk old times with any old VP-30 folks in or near area. Please contact me. Thanks Vance..." [01DEC2012]
AINSWORTH, LCDR Kacy W. Retired firstname.lastname@example.org "...I served in with VP-23 (1981-1984) as an IFT (Crew-9), Naval Weapons Test Squadron (WST) (Tron Shop) and VP-91 (1985-1986) as an IFT. Following commissioning and wings, flew as PPC with VP-9 (1991-1994), WingsPAC Staff and retired in 2002. Started working for Lockheed, hoping to work on the P-3 replacement...Oh well, so much for plans..." [23APR2011]
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