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Memorial Picture "...BEAVERS, LCDR Troy C...My father-in-law, Troy C. Beavers, was a naval aviator during WWII. He flew PBY's (Black Cats) for VP-24 and VPB-24. I believe he started in VP-6. He stayed in the Navy after the war and eventually retired as LCDR. He became a school teacher and, later, school principal. He died in July 2002...Clifford E. Jackson cliffmary@att.net..." [E-Mail Updated 22APR2010 | 18JAN2005]

Memorial Picture "...BECKFORD, AEC(AW) Dayne...Memorial Funeral Mass for Dayne C.M. Beckford, 45, who died Sun., Nov. 26, 2006, at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, will be 1 p.m. Sat., Dec. 2, in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, with the Rev. Mark Waters as celebrant. Military honors will follow outside the church. Family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday in the church Memorial Room. Dayne was born March 26, 1961, in Kingston, Jamaica, to the late Hayden Thompson and the late Cynthia Beckford. Dayne served his country in the U.S. Navy for 21 years, receiving many decorations and commendations, and attaining the rank of chief. A resident of Palm Coast for six years, Dayne worked as a professor at Daytona Beach Community College and for the Flagler County Adult Education program. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, V.F.W. Post 8696, U.S. Navy Fleet Reserve, the Caribbean Club, the Flagler County Technical Council, and various motorcycle groups, hunting clubs, and many other organizations. Dayne was very active in his community, donating his time to many causes. He was also an avid outdoorsman and sportsman who loved hunting, fishing, camping, sailing, riding his motorcycle and flying. Dayne's greatest joys, though, came from spending time with his family. Dayne served with VP-56, VQ-2 and Catbird..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [08AUG2008]

Memorial Picture "...BECKMAN, MCPO Gregory R...Gregory R. Beckman TimesRecord.com 07/14/2004 BATH - Retired Master Chief Petty Officer Gregory R. Beckman, 52, of Pine Street, died Monday, July 12, 2004, at a local hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Elgin, Neb., Jan. 16, 1952, a son of Dick H. and Elaine R. Richart Beckman. He attended Elgin schools and graduated from Randolph High School in 1971. He joined the Navy in 1971. He completed tours of duty at various commands in NAS Point Mugu, California; NAS Patuxent River, Maryland; NAS Norfolk, Virginia; NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania; and NAS Brunswick, Maine. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star, the NATO Medal, The Kuwait Liberation Medal, and 12 additional service medals and ribbons. He qualified as a Naval Aircrewman, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, and to wear the Command Master Chief Pin. He retired in 2001 after 30 years service. He enjoyed helping people, volunteering for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, always trying to catch the elusive fish and fast boating up and down the Kennebec River. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bath and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Vickey S. Hutchison Beckman; a daughter, Rebecca C. and her husband, Craig Anderson, of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Aaron G. Beckman of Brunswick; a grandson; three brothers, Richard M. of Houston, Texas, Randall J. of Roseville, Calif., and Charles A. of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Janet S. Bologna of Wachita, Kan., and several nieces and nephews...Jim Krenek james.krenek@navy.mil..." [19JUL2004]

Memorial Picture Shipmate PixCameraCirca 1972 "...BECKMAN, ATC Thomas M. Retired...My father, Thomas M. Beckman, USN Retired, started his navy career in the back of PBY's with VP-43 in early 1945. He served in other ASW squadrons (I know VP-6 in 1968-1972) until his retirement in 1972. Then he taught "the youngsters" about the electronics in P-3's at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington once/month as a weekend warrior for another 10+ years (?). He passed away from a combination of cancer and kidney failure 07/01/1997..." Contributed by Jim Beckman jimbeckman@rocketmail.com [PIX Updated 22MAR2014 | 21MAR2014]

Memorial Picture "...BELINC, AO3 Joe...Passing of a VP-17 Shipmate, AO3 Joe Belinc, forwarded from a squadron shipmate Nick Urbano. Condolences to his Shipmate brother Marty, we all served for the love of country. Will miss you..." Contributed by FETSCHER, AXC Dennis "Fetch" Retired dfetscher@cox.net [15FEB2020]

Memorial Picture Shipmate PixCamera "...BELL, James G...My Dad, James G. Bell, passed away on February 11, 2006. Dad served with VP-111 from August 1943 through May 1945. He was 81 Michael R. Bell m_bell@belcom.com..." [Updated PIX 11MAR2006 | 09MAR2006]

Memorial Picture "...BENDER, AM3 Charles "Chuck"...AM3 VP 10 1950's passed away February 2008..." Contributed by WILSON, AT2 Robert T. Jr. helgasgardener@gmail.com [29JAN2009]

Memorial Picture "...BENNEHOFF, Duane E...Regarding Duane E Bennehoff (served with VPB-146), He passed away on April 11th, 2005. As many know at age of 82. He will be missed by Family and Friends. Gary Bennehoff, oldest son....Gary Bennehoff benneg@aol.com..." [18APR2005]

Memorial Picture "...BENNETT, CAPTAIN Art...This message is to inform friends and squadron mates of the death of CAPT Art Bennett, USN (Ret.). Captain Bennett served with VP-49 (late 50s early 60's) and VP-4 (early 60's). Don Richardson, a USNA classmate of Art's, is sending the information to the USNA group. I would be grateful to any recipients for passing this information on to others who are not email users and for informing others who served with Art in VP-42 or other commands not noted above. I was informed in a phone call from his only remaining child, Lynn Bennett-Campbell, who works for the World Bank and is living in Katmandu, Nepal, of Art's death in the early hours of Wednesday, December 8, following hospitalization on December 7 relating to an accidental fall while putting up pictures in his condo in Marquette, Michigan. The preliminary death notice in The Mining Journal in Marquette http://www.miningjournal.net/obit/story/128202004_obt02-o1208.asp reads: Arthur Bennett, Jr. - MARQUETTE Arthur Bennett Jr., 83, of 205 Lakeshore Blvd., and Conway Lake, passed away early this morning at Marquette General Hospital. Services will be held at a later date. The Swanson- Lundquist Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The funeral home handling arrangements has a website at http://www.swanson-lundquist.com/. The schedule and obituary (when posted) can be viewed at: http://www.swanson-lundquist.com/ASIMAS/swanson/service.jsp?domain_id=140. A guest book where you can leave messages for Art's daughter Lynn and his companion of several years, Marion Sonderegger is at: http://www.swanson-lundquist.com/ASIMAS/swanson/guestbook.jsp?domain_id=140&deceased_id=34051. Marion Sonderegger's address is: 7 Middle Island Point, Marquette, MI. 49855. As I understand it, following a memorial service in Marquette that is yet to be announced, Art will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) with his son, King who died years ago in an aircraft carrier accident. Because of the waiting period for military funerals at ANC, I'm told that the burial service could take a month or longer. I will post to this list again with any further information I have on the subject. Regards, Rick Barry...John Larson johnlar1@cox.net..." [14DEC2004]

Memorial Picture "...BENTON, Laurence Bruce...VP-48 Laurence Bruce Benton, D.D.S. - From Mikel Benton, daughter of Dr. Bruce Benton: My father passed away Friday. Although he had been ill for some time, his death came as a surprise. For the most part, my father enjoyed his time in the service, and speaks fondly of those that he trained and served with. He often has shared with us the photographs he took during those years, of his squad members, as well as the places he went and the people he saw. Those experiences shaped much of his adult life. I have included a copy of his obituary, in case you wish to run something in your publication. Mikel Benton LAURENCE BRUCE BENTON, D.D.S. Bruce Benton died in Coos Bay, Ore., Oct. 17, 2003, of congestive heart failure. At his request, no services will be held. Dr. Benton was born in Ramsey Co., Minn., April 7, 1937, to Paul C. Benton, M.D., and Mary Hunt Benton. He graduated from Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Okla., in 1955, and from the University of Oklahoma in 1959. In 1960, he was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy, at Pensacola, Fla. He was graduated from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Dental School in 1969. After practicing at Taft State Hospital in Muskogee, Okla., for two years, Dr. Benton moved to Coos Bay, where he opened a practice in 1971. He retired in 2002. In addition to owning Ocean Fishing Charters for four years, Dr. Benton was involved in a number of organizations, including the International Order of Odd Fellows, Rotary International, Southwestern Oregon Dental Society, the Western Rivers Girl Scout Board, Sea Scouts, Pacific Child Treatment Center, and the National Rifle Association. Dr. Benton is survived by his wife of 44 years, Marie Landriault Benton; his daughters, Mikel Marie Benton and Eileen Benton Anderson, of Seattle; his granddaughter, Samantha Benton Douglas; sons-in-law, David R. Douglas and Greg W. Anderson; and sister Barbara Benton, of Minneapolis...Lee Anderson vp48sugarfox1@gmail.com ..." [21OCT2003]

Memorial Picture "...BERGSTROM, LT Edward W...I am doing research on my father, PBY Pilot Lieutenant Edward W. Bergstrom who served in the Philippines with VP-22 during those hectic first days of the war and also with VP-42 in the Aleutians. I would like to hear from any one who served with him and any stories they may have. I just received his military records and was suprised to learn that he was recommended for the Navy Cross for his actions during June 1942. He died in 1967 when I was eleven years old so there was not a lot of oral history passed on. I rememeber him telling me that his crew was "jumped" by a bunch of "zeros" while in the Philippines and just barley escaped by going into the clouds. He said there were a couple of hundred bullet holes in the plane so that when they landed in a fresh water lake the plane sank and that the radiomans head gear was shot off. Please contact me with anything you have. Thanks...BERGSTROM, LT Edward W. [Deceased] c/o His Son Bob Bergstrom pbybergstrom@comcast.net..." [E-Mail Updated 20NOV2004 | 09DEC2000]

Memorial Picture "...BERNER, Warren K. Sr...My father, Warren K. Berner Sr., passed away in 1997. Dad served with VO-2B (1925) aboard the USS Nevada (BB-36), VS-8A (1929) aboard the USS Jason (AR-8), VT-2B (1936) aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-3), VP-5B (1937) at NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone and CPW-5 (1938) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." Contributed by BERNER, Warren K. Jr. mcqber@icloud.com [01MAY2019]

Memorial Picture "...BEERY, Ronald A...It saddens me to report the passing of Ronald A. Beery on Aug. 2, 2009 in Arvada, CO. Ron served as an AT2 and flight crew member in VP-4 NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan from 1960 to 1962. Condolences can be entered in the on line guestbook at the following link. GuestBook for Ron Beery Online Guest Book by Denver Post and Legacy.com (http://www.legacy.com/)..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [03SEP2009]

BEACH, Donald dwbeach@gte.net "...I was in VP-40 from 1953-54..." [19APR99]

BEACH, Earl E. PB4Y2@WEBTV.NET "...I haven't found much info on [VJ-1} during the periods from 1952-1954. I was assigned to VJ-1 as it was being formed and went thru training in Sand Pt. Wash. We had 6 PB4Y2s and in July 1952 departed for NAS Agana Guam. We flew weather (tyhoons) for the next 2 yrs. All flights were at 1500ft. or below. We pentrated many typhoons eyes - it was quite an experience. It's not something that I'd look forward to again. During our tour we lost one aircraft and crew in a tyhoon. I worked and flew on many aircraft in my 20 yrs. in the Navy and Air Force but the PB4Y2 has a very warm place in my heart. I would like to hear from other Shipmates that were in VJ-1. We changed to VW-3 in Sept. 1953..." [01FEB98]

BEACH, LT Joe [Deceased] c/o His Son Joseph Beach Peters jskj@midwest.net "...Anyone that knew my father LT Joe Beach can contact me by E-Mail. He flew with VP-84 a PBY-5A #2459. He was killed in a plane crash at NAS Beaufort, South Carolina, SC on 28 November 1943 Bureau # 7261..." [02OCT2002]

BEACHY, AE3 Tracy (Now Tracy Davis) scrappin1@comcast.net "...Served with VP-17 from 1991-1994 as an AE3. Now living in Michigan..." [20MAR2003 | 28JUN98]

BECKWITH, Alan alan_beckwith@spe.sony.com "...Was at NAAS Saufley Field, Pensacola, Florida 1973 primary flight training - 2nd Lt U.S.M.C..." [01SEP2006]

BEAHAN, Sarah G. beahansg@yahoo.com "...I am a NAC from the VP Navy. I miss my ASA (sorry VP-30 VR Det) days. I am currently serving with the C-2A(R) 'Mighty Battle COD' Community in NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I miss my P-3 roots from time to time and thought I would say Hello! Email any time and fly safe..." [01APR2005]

BEAL, Bud buds47ford@aol.com "...I served in Navy Reserve Squadron VS-914 in 1956. Went on active duty 1957-1959 USS Saratoga (CVA-60)..." [19SEP2002]

BEAL, AW2 Jeremy RHOLTYDE@earthlink.net "...I was a Blue Dragon with VP-50 from 1979-1983 at NAS Moffett Field, California. I was the SS3 assigned to Combat Aircrew 7, the "World Mullahs" as we were known on our Westpac 1981 cruise to NAS Misawa, Japan. After discovering the VP Navy website, and the VP-50 site, I began to remember all the names and faces of Shipmates that I have since, lost contact with. This brings back many great memories and I would love to hear from anyone flying with the Blue Dragons..." [E-Mail Updated 12JUL2002 | 29AUG98]

BEALS, Marshall bealsb@revealed.net "...I served in VPB-117 Crew 12, off of Tinian and Leyte & Mindoro. Our original plane serial # 38741 was lost (downed at sea). If information regarding details of Mishap are known, please send info..." [26JAN2000]

BEAMON, James Robert c/o His Daughter Deborah Biedanski DeborahBiedansk@aol.com "...Entering information for James Robert Beamon - VPB 106 Crew 20 - April - October 1945 - Palawan Island Philipines. Request information on how to find other crew members from this crew. Your help greatly appreciated..." [27JAN2001]

BEAN, ATN1 John A. tony@hamrings.info "...Joined Navy in February 1960, AT "A" and ARCO Schools at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VT-29 (1960-1963) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, AT "B" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VAW-11 (1963-1966) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with Detatchment "C" aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63), NAMTD 1025 (1966-1968) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and discharged November 1968 as an ATN1. Currently live in West Topsham, Vermont..." [11OCT2010]

BEAR, AO1 Gary R. Retired garyray@iowatelecom.net "...I was a Plankowner with VP-90. Finally retired August 1978 from NAS Glenview, Illinois attached to VP-90. Would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27AUG2005 | 21SEP2002]

BEARD, AMH2 Jim w6radcn73@gmail.com "...I served with VP-40 (1984-1985) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 17JAN2020 | 17DEC98]

BEARD, AE(M)2 John jbeard3@gmail.com "...I served with FASRON-106 from September 1957 to August 1959. It was a great experience for me. John Barnwell was the CPO for Electrical Shop - one great man!..." [12JAN2009]

BEARL, Les lessb@aol.com "...I was in VP-56 from 1967-1969. Started as an AA out of AE school and left in 69 as AE2. Switched from P2V's to P-3's. Worked mostly second shift maintenance. The chief didn't like me. Would like to hear from some other AE's. Guppy (Gupton), Stickland, Willbanks etc. I had a great time in NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [01AUG2000]

BEARY, AMM1 Thomas J. Jr. beary@isp.com "...I flew with VPB-127 during WWII from Sep 43 to Nov 44 at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. In FAW-15 I was a AMM1C. If there is anyone out there who was with me in Morocco or NAF Naples, Italy during this period of time, I would really enjoy hearing from you..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 28MAR2005 | 04DEC98]

BEASLEY, AE2 Bob beasleyrb@valornet.com "...I was and AE-2 in VQ-2 from late 1967 until December of 1970. It was a wonderful part of my then young life. I remember most of the great pilots and enjoyed working on the A-3's and WV's. I would love to know what ever happened to Chief Olander (AEC). I cannot imagine NS Rota, Spain without VQ-2 there..." [16OCT2006]

BEASLEY, ATC(AW) Dave Retired meraptor@mindspring.com "...I was the Lockheed Squadron Representative for VP-44 during the transition to the P-3C UII from 1978-1980. I went on deployment with the Pelicans to Iceland for their first operational deployment in the new aircraft. Was in VP-16 from 1971 thru 1975. I made one NAS Bermuda, one NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and one Iceland deployment with the squadron. In 1980-1982 returned to Sixteen in my civilian capacity as a Squadron Training and Readiness Team Representative for the Lockheed California Company. Maintain contact with a couple of other of Shipmates (Jim Brink to mention one) from that same era..." [E-Mail Updated 09JAN2000 | E-Mail Updated 02JUL98]

BEASLEY, RM1 Ralph E. ralphebeasley@aol.com "...I helped commission the USS St. George (AV-16) in Tacoma on 24 July 1944 and rode it out till December 1945 in Sasabo, Japan. I welcome any contacts concerning those times and would be interested in a Reunion if there is one..." [21DEC2003]

BEASLEY, Robert E.(Bob) rbeasley@fwb.gulf.net "...I served in VP-21 from March '58 until June '61 as an Aviation Electrician (AE-2) on a P2V-7 crew, LH-6. It would be great to contact former members of the squadron who were there during the same time frame..." [29OCT98]

BEATTY, AT2 Bob bbeatty2@mindspring.com "...Served with VAQ-33 from 1979 through early 1982. Most of that time in the AT shop. I left as AT2 and spent my last year at NAS Jacksonville, Florida on medical hold. Would love to hear from anyone from the AT shop. Jeff Marshall, Ken "Bam Bam" Bambury..." [26AUG2002]

BEATY, Khomer hardshal@farmerstel.com "...Enlisted April 24, 1944. CB Bootcamp at Camp Peary, VA. Schooled as an Aviation Ordnanceman at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee. CAC operational flight training Corpus Christi, TX. Gunnery school Kingsville, TX. TAD to NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Shipped to NAS Alameda, California flying as a CAC in PBM's. Subsequently through the years I did duty with VP-19 (P2V); VS- squadrons("Stoofs" "AJ's") at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and NAS Agana, Guam can't remember their squadron designators. Received a direct appointment as a WO to US Army and flew two tours in Vietnam in the highlands. Pleiku, Nha Trang, Dak To with senic tours all around. Retired 1 July 1972 as an "old bold rotorhead." They tell me that I have certainly beat the odds. Only by the Grace of God! Thanks for letting me in. I'd like to hear from any of the crews which I had priveleges to serve with..." [05DEC98]

BEATY, Mike "Sugarbear" coffee@pobox.alaska.net "... was in VP-28 when we bombed the already sunk Stevan Foster, got my CAR in VP-48, did IFT duty in VP-4, and NIT while in VP-6. I enjoyed over 12 years in the VP community. While the rest were fun, i will be a "Kanaka Hacker" 'til the day I die. "Rig hard, Gig hard"!! I would like to hear from anyone that can remember, some of those days (and nights) are a little fuzzy to me. P.S. I know how to contact A.K. Young (FE) and Ab "Pappy" Ross (AT)..." [E-Mail Updated 03FEB99 | 25AUG97] [ICQ# 10702952]

BEAUDETTE, ATN2 Chip gopentax@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-2 (01/1968-12/1970) as a Radio Operator aboard the EC-121 Constellation. I maintained Radio and Navigation equipment on both the EC-121 Constellation and EA-3B Skywarriors. Had a great time - worked and flew with a great bunch of guys - we worked hard and played hard!..." [24AUG2011]

BEAUMONT, AT2 Gerald L. gerald@wireweb.net "...I was in VP-11 CAC-6 as the "Jesus-Freak" IFT. I wore my ball cap and Helmet on most flights. From 1985 Thru 1988. Ya can't fly without the IFT..." [16SEP2000]

BEAUMONT, Ken sharbo@bulloch.com "...I served in VP-5 and VP-16 during the 1950's and 1960's. Those years were the greatest times of my life. By the bye, there's a B-66 (P2V-7} on display at the Air Force Museum at Warner Robins Airforce Base near Macon Georgia..." [21JAN2000]

BEAUREGARD, Roland rfb@tdstelme.net "...Spent two Pacific combat years with VPB-11 as Plane Captain of crew 6 during 1943 and 44. I am amused by the PBY-5 speed statistics on the first page. I would like to have a picture of ANY PBY-5 that reached 195 miles per hour,with or without a bomb load. As i recall we didn't have one plane that reached more than 85,loaded. A pby couldn't go 195 straight down. One of our planes covered a 23 hour patrol in 43 and they never would have had the fuel if the 195 mph was anything other than a figment of somebody's imagination; OR lifted from Japanese captured documents which estimated that speed for PBY-5's That is why most PBY's were not hit by gunfire because the gunners were "leading" based on a much higher than actual speed. Perhaps somebody else has already picked up on this booboo..." [09JUN99]

BEAUCHAMP, CWO5 Rich Retired magellan_42@hotmail.com "...I served as an aircrewman in VP-69 since the start, later as PPTN on the P-3. I had a wonderful time, and many good memories of past deployments to Hawaii, Japan, Panama, etc. Semper per diem!..." [13FEB98]

BEAUTROW, Phil kg6kb@gte.net "...Served with VR-2 NAS Alameda, California from 1952 to 1953..." [27JUN2002]

BEAVER, AN Charles M. cbeaver2@msn.com "...I served with VP-49 (06/1966-05/1968) as a Metalsmit and reserves (05/1968-05/1971). Enlisted in Army (04/1982) as a Carpenter, Commo Chief, Truck Driver, Personnel Sergeant and retired with 32yrs total service. I am now living in Colorado..." [19OCT2012]

BEAVERS, BT2 Maurice mvbeavers@insightbb.com "...I served aboard the USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) from 1953 to 1954 as BT2. My duty area was operation of the evaporators and boiler making the fresh water. I'm looking for WD Lawson, Soulier, Murphy and others in the Engineering Division..." [14AUG2003]

BEAZLEY, Carl cdbeaz@aol.com "...I was in VP-11 from 55 to Aug 57. I was 2nd Mech. on Crew #-1 and then Plane Captain on Crew #-8. I would like to hear from some old buddies..." [02JUL98]

BECHTOLD, JOHN JBecht3693@aol.com "...AE3 I served in squadron VP-18 from 1965 to 1967. Part of my tour I served as aircrew on aircraft LG 12. I also spent several det. at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba..." [15FEB99]

BECK, David mvorch@aol.com "...I served with FAW-5 ( NAS Norfolk, Virginia) in 1966 for two years the same time as VP-24..." [09SEP2000]

BECK, MD John J. jjbeckmd@itol.com "...I never served with a patrol squadron, but did fly aboard a P2V as a Flight Surgeon and Naval Parachutist out of NAF El Centro, California in 1968. The Neptunes were being replaced in the fleet by P-3 Orions and the P2V's were being modified for easier (safer) egress before reassignment to reserve squadrons. The Navy Test Parachutists tested the new exit procedures first with percentile dummies, then articulated dummies, and finally they jumped using the new modifications. I wasn't allowed to jump test jumps..."

BECK, YN3 Mike max1842@twcny.rr.com "...I served with VP-26 in 1961 (for one year) with a deployment to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, VP-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine with a deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, left active duty and served 2 more years in the Naval Reserve. I spent the next 20 to 25 years vacationing in Maine and Boothbay Harbor. I always remembered my time with VP-11 and VP-26. Those were the best years of my life and some of the best personnel ever. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [17SEP2010]

BECK, Ray raybeck55@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-44 from 1961 to 1963. During that period was Flight Technician and Radioman on Crew 4, Crew 2, and CDR Andrew Serrell's Crew 1. Flew on P2V5F BUNO 131518, P-3A's 148885 and 150505. I served with Project Trim VAH-21 from 1967 to 1969. I was Flight Technician and Radioman on Crew 4. I retired in July 1979 as a Chief Petty Officer..." [06SEP2000]

BECK, TE2 Robert pasabo@comcast.net "...I served with FASRON-10 (1952-1954) at NAS Moffett Field, California and FAW-6 (1954-1955)..." [30JAN2013]

BECK, Steven sdbeck@surewest.net "...I served with VP-1 (1981-1987) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii as a FE..." [27OCT2014]

BECK, CAPTAIN Tom Retired tombeck84@gmail.com "...I served with VP-24 (1986-1990), VP-68 (1993-1995) at NAF Andrews, Maryland, VP-66 (1995-2000) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, United States European Command (EUCOM) in Germany, 6th Fleet at NAF Naples, Italy and retired from the reserves in 2014. I live in Annapolis MD (301.461.1366)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18JAN2019 | 06JUN99]

BECKER, ATC Cheryl A. cheryl.becker@navy.mil "...I was in and made AKC out of VR-46 in NAS Atlanta, Georgia. I loved my tour there and hope to hear form buds from way back..." [05DEC2006]

BECKER, Cheryl A. cabtenn@aol.com "...I was in VP-90 for 4 years but I can't remember which ones. Must be the blond in me. Anyway I was an AK2 and worked with Bob Brown and Mike Koleszar. I can't believe all my buds that I found. I'm going to go through the list again and leave some special messages to some special guys. You know who you are. Hope to see you all in Pensecola in March..." [23NOV98]

BECKER, Howard howb64@aol.com "...I was an AW2 in VP-4 from 82-84 and VP-65 from 84-86 before I was medically retired. I would like to give a shout out to all my old Shipmates, and ask them to drop me a line..." [18OCT2000]

BECKER, AD2 Joseph H. PhD jbecker8@verizon.net "...I served with VP-22 from 1953 to 1954 with a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. I flew with Crew 10 (Plane Captain)..." [27DEC2008]

BECKER, Lou "Luiji" luiji@infinet.com "...I served nearly 6 years in VP-56, arriving in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland just after transition to "Charlies" and leaving in 1975 from NAS Jacksonville, Florida after my enlistment was up. My job was aircrew as an acoustic sensor operator, first on Crew 7, SS2, then later on Crew 2, SS1. Also, became NATOPS PO for AW's. I think that PPC on Crew 2 was LCDR J. J. Calandy (not sure of spelling). I sure have lots of fond memories - 3 deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, 1 to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, mini-det to Crete, etc. To all those that I served with, I say, "Hey!" I wouldn't go back but I wouldn't trade the experience for anything, either..." [30JUL99]

BECKER, LT(jg) Robert A. tamafarm@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-2 (1962-1965)..." [02MAY2017]

BECKER, AE Robert J. bbb3351@gmail.com "...I served with VP-49 (AE) from 1972 to 1975. I wish I could do it all over again..." [21AUG2010]

BECKFORD, AEC(AW/NAC) Dayne C.M. daynec@hotmail.com "...Flight Engineer...VP-56 CAC 10 & CAC 8, 86-89, VQ-2 I was a "Q-Dog" and a member of the first Aries II crew., 89-93, CINCUSNAVEUR VP-3 DET living Belpasso on Sunny NAS Sigonella, Sicily, 93-96, NAMO/NAVAIRSYSCOM NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 96 to present. I wouldn't mind hearing from old Shipmates..." [30APR98][ICQ# 3671792]

BECKHAM, RM2 Donald L. ashbeck25@aol.com "...I served aboard the USS Chincoteague (AVP-24) as RM2/c from January 4 until March 1945. The old "Chinc" was credited with six battle stars under three different skippers. We were all over the Pacific serving in about every island chain. She was little but loud. I have no regrets about my tour of service. I wish all the best..." [04APR2004]

BECKIUS, Thomas R. tbecki@earthlink.net "...I was a member of ATU-402 when it was changed to VT-27 and moved from Texas to New Iberia, LA. I took part in the first fly over of that station and was with it for the next two years..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAR2010 | E-Mail Updated 24SEP2006 | 19JAN2005]

BECKWITH, CAPTAIN Reynolds Retired http://boatcoach.tripod.com/flightline/id55.html "...Service dates: September, 1943 to September, 1975. Graduated USNA, 1949, USNPGS, MSEE (1953-1956) and Armed Forces Staff College. Aircraft flown: P4Y-2, P2V-3, SP2H, SNB, SH-3A/D, H-34, UH-1B (gunship) Squadrons: VP-871 / VP-19, VX-1, VP-24, HS-7, HS-10, and HA(L)-3. Commands: CO/XO HS-7, CO HS-10, and CO HA(L)-3. Served in Korean and Vietnam Wars; as Director, Air Division, OP-95; Operations Officer on USS Princeton (LPH-7). Awards: Legion of Merit (V), DFC, Air Medals, Vietnamese Navy DSO, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry..." [05JUL2003]

BECKMAN, AD1 Aaron Gregory aaron.beckman@intel.com "...I started out as an ADAN in 1996 with VP-10 on NAS Brunswick, Maine, a few years later I recieved my next set of orders to AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine as an E-5, I moved up to E-6 while I was at AIMD and after that my father AFCM Gregory R Beckman Ret. was diagnosed with Cancer. I requested for orders to stay at BNAS for one more tour, WISH granted...Went next door to VP-26. I did this so I could spend time with my father before he passed. He was a great man. He survived one more year after the diagnosis and passed on July 14, 2004. I left service on 21JAN06 as AD1 Aaron G Beckman. Thank you to all my P-3 buddies, I loved and will always cherish the time I spent with you all. You were the best!..." [07JUN2007]

BECRAFT, Billy R. b_becraft@yahoo.com "...Was in VP-871 in December 1951 and deployed with them in 1952 January to Japan. It was changed to VP-19 was in a flight crew for about two years,was transfered to NAS Pensacola, Florida March 1955. Looking for anyone that was in VP-19 from 1952-1955..." [06JUL2001]

BEDARD, Richard (Dick) c/o His Daughter Sherry Henry OLDGOLDIE78@AOL.COM "...My Father Richard (Dick) Bedard was part of VPB-213. He was in Key West in 1944-45. I have many pictures from them and would like to correspond with anyone who was their at that time. My Father passed away in May of 1982. He had been a corporate pilot for much of his adult life..." [06JUN2001]

BEDFORD, Roby mtnwmn@mail.tds.net "...I served with VP-8 as a radio operator fron early 1962 till July 1963 with crew 11. Our PPC was LCDR Snyder. Co Pilot LT. Gordan Shaff. We deployed to BallyKelly Northern Ireland in 1963 and Puerto Rico. In Ireland we had an air show in which we feathered BOTH we feathered both statboard engines, made a wheels up low pass and climbed to 5000ft and stalled. Got it over and got weightless. Skipper said hit the deck and everything floated to the aft of the AC including the Honey Pot. What a day..." [04FEB2002]

BEDFORD, Wayne wbedford@meridian.msstate.edu "...I was a member of crew 7 from '66 to '68 (P-3A). We made a WestPac cruise to NS Sangley Point, Philippines - 66/67. We earned Air Medals for flying a lot of hours. My crew was selected to go to a NATO school in Northern Ireland - Aug 67. We made a Med cruise 67-68 to NS Rota, Spain..." Website: http://www2.msstate.edu/~wbedford/[29JUN98]

BEEBE, Robert D. robbyd59@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-2 from 1962 to 1963 on Crew 10 (P2V-7) with LCDR Florin, AD2 Dombroski and ATN3 Whipple. Previously had tours at NAS Johnsville, Pennsylvania Research/Development Center (1958 to 1960) and AEWBarRonPac flying out of Midway (1960 to 1961). Went from VP-2 to VR-24 and AIMD at NS Rota, Spain (1963 to 1967), QA Representative at NAAS Ellyson Field, Pensacola, Florida (1967 to 1970), USS Forrestal and Independence ships company till July 1973, then AIMD NAS Norfolk, Virginia till retirement in October 1977. Now live in Yorktown, VA. Have lost track of a Shipmate AT3 Henry Van Aller. Appreciate any assistance..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24APR2011 | E-Mail Updated 15NOV2003 | 03JUN99]

BEELAND, James M. martinbeeland@prodigy.net "...I was in VS-23 from 1956 to 1957 and was stationed in NAS North Island, San Diego, California. After our FAR EAST TOUR on the USS BOXER we moved to NAS Los Alamitos, California. It was great finding this site and would like to hear from anyone in VS-23 during this time..." [03NOV2001]

BEELER, Jack Lee Sonett73@Hotmail.com "...Served in VP-11 from June 1982 till January 1985. AW SS3 with CAC-8. Served with the best; LCDR Sakre, Lt. Sherman, Lt. Kokron, Lt. Harris, LTJG. Henderson, AD1 Murray, AMH2 Hess, AW1 Bill Masters, AW3 Bill Waldron, AO1 Mike Dyer and most of all ATC James Duley. I hope you are all doing well..." [14SEP99]

BEERY, AD1 Lawrence D. "Dave" Retired davevah21@cox.net "...I served with VP-24, VAH-21 (1967-06/1969), VA-104 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VA-106 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VF-101 Detachment NAS Key West, Florida. NAS Jacksonville, Florida, NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Norfolk, Virginia, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania, USS Forestal CVA-58 (1958-1959) Med cruise, USS Essex CA-9 (1959-1960) Med cruise, USS Nimitz CVAN-68 (1975) NATO cruise with visits to Edenburo, Scotland. Willhelmshaven, Germany and Portsmouth, England and USS Nimitz CVAN-68 Med cruse (1976-1977). I enlisted July 1957 (17 yrs old) and retired May 1977. Have seen many places in this ol' world with NO regrets. Wish I could do it all over again!..." [13AUG2016]

BEESLEY, Howard L. (Beez) hbeesley@bellsouth.net"...Great to see so many old Shipmates again. Please add me to your lists. VP Background All P2's 1951 - 1953 VP-57 /931 Whidbey Isl Wash. 1953-1956 ATU-601/612 Hutchinson, Kansas 1956-1959 Grosse Ile Mich. (VP-Training) 1959-1961 VP-4 Okinawa 1961-1963 NAS Alameda (VP Training) 1966 VP-30 JAX 1966-1968 VP-42 Whidbey All great tours with wonderful people!!!!!..."

BEESON, ATR3 Bill "Rabbit" Beesonco@aol.com "...I was assigned to VW-1 as a "scope dope" in September 1969. I mainly flew with crews 5 and 10 until December 1971. Because of my intense love of flying, I always volunteered to fly when the was an opening on the crew list. This allowed me to fly with most of the crews. Needless to say, the guys of VW-1, and later VQ-1, were the best. I have the fondest memories of my time with the Typhoon Trackers. Sangley Point, Chu Lai, Da Nang, Midway, Wake, Saipan and Tahiti are some of the ports of call I made with VW-1. Most were fun, some were not, but all were memorable. I would love to hear from all of my Shipmates. Even if you don't remember me, you probably remember other Shipmates that I may have forgotten..." [19APR98]

BEESON, Ken 1066-kwb@sensible-net.com "...I was with VU-5 Det "A" at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines during 1961 - 1963. We flew a JD (actually a B-26 Martin Marauder) and all the AD's as platforms for pulling sleeves for the surface fleet to shoot at. The C.O. was CDR. Gordon (crash) Duncan. I recall the WV's (all Super Connies, with Radomes on top) from Guam coming there to ride out a typhoon. They sat on the pad as I recall for 2-3 days turned up pointed into the wind. I was there when Nam was becoming active and one day we were rolling out and saw a U-2 lift off the run way. NO ONE even knew it was there. ANYONE who remembers me, or was there when I was I was, please e-mail me..." WebSite: http://www.sensible-net.com/1066-kwb/ [13OCT99]

BEHAN, Paul paulbehanbofa@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-91 from January 2004 to May 2000..." [18APR2009]

BEHLING, AE2 Allen abehling4@wi.rr.com "...I served with VP-19 (1954) with a deployment to NAS Atsugi, Japan. During our assignment, one of our aircraft was shot down (September 4th, 1954) off the coast of China. All crew members survived except ENSIGN Roger Henry REID..." [30NOV2011]

BEHR, Alan A. rainproof@webtv.net "...I served in the Electric shop and P2V crews and the SH3 crews. Later after flying, I worked in AMD in "Clarence's Hanger" @ Boca Chica from early '65 till Feb '67. I owe the major part of my electrical ability to AEC Alyouises B. Hines from MinniPolis as he would say. Thanks Chief for the VW-1 days and the rest of my career ! I retired from the Air Force in Aug of 94 in Charleston SC. I started in the Navy in Jun '59....What a run....!!!! I was probably the only sailor that got away with cordovan wing tips and dress whites! Thanks to Sqdn Ldr Mitchell RAF (Exchange pilot), those were the daze!..." [03MAR99]

BEHR, Lyle polyfoam243@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1975-1979) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. What a wonderful life of memories I have..." [05AUG2011]

BEICHLER, Rick r.beichler@mailcity.com "...I joined the Navy @17 years of age, and served with VP-4 ( NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii) from 1977-1979, SS3 operator on Crew 10. Man, what memories! By the time my short enlistment was over, I had been all over the Pacific. I left the Navy, went to college, and received my BSEE degree in 1983. I currently live in Fremont, CA. I'm looking for old Shipmates/crewmembers of VP-4 during 1977-1979..." [10NOV2001]

BEIGHTOL, Larry larrbeck9@aol.com "...I have partied hard in downtown New Orleans and many other locations with many of you old salts. I was a member of VP-94 as a TAR from August 1987 through August 1991 and as a SELRES from September 1991 through June 1993 give or take. I eventaully succeeded in doing what I got out of the Navy to do, which was graduate from college. I now work as a Flight Dispatcher for a major airline in Houston. I no longer fly but am as close as I can get. Miss the flying and people, definitely don't miss the BS. Anybody ever hear from AW2 Steve Johnson or AWC Scott McDonald (Ret.)?..." [17JUL2002]

BEIL, Rick beilr@bellsouth.net "...I served with VAW-11 (03/1964-08/1966) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. There was one E2A when I arrived in March but n pilots to fly it yet. I worked as a PC on the old Willy Fudds because I was the only ADJ there. Eventually went to the E2 line crew and was a PC on WesPac Det Charlie (1965-1966) aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)..." [15JAN2016]

BEIRO, Hilton Conrad pltg81@aol.com "...I first served with VS-778 at NAS Los Alamitos, California, October 1959 to September 1960 then NAS Agana, Guam October 1960 to August 1962 as a Joint Search And Rescue Coordinator (JSARCC). This assignment split my time between Alert monitoring in the office and aircrew in actual rescue ops in HRS-3's or UF-2's. The Flying Tiger MATS flight carrying 89 Rangers to Vietnam went down between Agana and Clark AFB in early 1962 on my watch. We never found on piece of wreckage afer the largest Air/Sea search in Naval History at that time. I transfered back to NAS Los Alamitos, California to VP-778 as a Searchlight operator from September 1962 to October 1964. Sad to say, Every Naval base I stepped on no longer exists..." [20MAY2006]

BEISSER, Terry tbeisser@worldnet.att.net "...I served with VT-27 from October 1962 through sometime in 1964 when we were transfered to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas until May 1965. Aircraft mechanic and we had the old S2F..." [11MAY2003]

BELANGER, James M. Sr. tuskturtles@verizon.net "...I served with VQ-1 from 1959 to 1961 in NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Atsugi, Japan. Looking for Paul Brabec or anyone that might remember me..." [19JUL2006]

BELANGER, PN3 Jim blngrjms@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1959-1961) at NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 06FEB2017 | 28AUG2003]

BELANGER, Lionel P. alpb@sacoriver.net "...VP-8 1957 to May 18 1959 1957 NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada NAS Chincoteague, Virginia to NAS Norfolk, Virginia May 18 1959 got out of the Navy..." [10OCT2006]

BELCHER, AT2 Kenneth R. kbelcher@embarqmail.com "...I served with VP-49 at NAS Bermuda from 1961 to 1963. I was was on flight crew operating and repairing all ASW electronics gear. Also worked on P5M flight deck simulator at NAS Bermuda. Discharged April 1663 as AT2..." [E-Mail Updated 06APR2010 | 25MAR2006]

BELCHER, Rick r.belcher@comcast.net "...I served with VP-4 from April 1976 through October 1979 in the Aviators Equipment Shop. I clearly remember the incident related by "Batman" on YD7. I haven't had much contact with my former Shipmates but I'm hoping to do so soon. My time with VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines were great..." [E-Mail Updated 14JUL2009 | 16FEB2003 | 09MAR99]

BELDEN, AMH2 Duane duanebelden@msn.com "...I was in VAP-61 NAS Agana, Guam fron the fall of 1957 to May 1959. I was an AMH-2 and worked mostly on the night check crew and flew on detachments to Japan with Lt. Wally Doolittle..." [BIO Updated 03AUG2007 | E-Mail Updated 19MAY2003 | 05NOV99]

BELFLOWER, Danny dbelflower@gmail.com "...I served with VP-50 from 1972 to 1978. I would like to hear from AECS Bill Rutledge..." [25JAN2010]

BELFLOWER, CDR Harry Retired hbelflower@aol.com "...I served with VP-46 (1954-1956) as a PPC aboard the P5M-1, United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) (1958-1959) Class 21 and Project Test Pilot aboard the Y-P-3V and Y-P6M. Can someone tell me why the P-8 does not use the wing tip spoilers to rduce tip vortex drag? The 747's use them?..." [23MAR2012]

BELINC, AO3 Joe jbelinc@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-17 (1962-1965) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 15JAN2015 | E-Mail Updated 08JAN2005 | 22FEB2004]

BELIN, John johnwb64@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-17 (06/1983-1986) with WesPac deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines..." [14MAR2012]

BELISLE, REAR ADMIRAL Kenneth C. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/belislekc.html "...Rear Admiral Kenneth C. Belisle, a native of Worcester, Mass., is a 1967 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1968, he was designated a Naval Aviator and was assigned to VP-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. During his first tour, he participated in operational deployments to NAS Bermuda; NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada; NS Rota, Spain, and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, qualifying as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, and Instructor Pilot in the P-3A Orion aircraft. In 1972, he was assigned to VP-30 as an Instructor Pilot. Rear Adm. Belisle was accepted into the TAR (Training and Administration of Reserves) Program in 1974 and was assigned to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. He subsequently transferred to VP-66 where he assumed the duties of Assistant Operations Officer. In 1978, he reported to VP-16, based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, where he served as NATOPS/Safety Officer, Training Officer, and Officer in Charge (OIC) of the squadron's South American detachment in support of UNITAS XX, a major multinational exercise involving nine South American nations. After release from active duty in 1980, he affiliated with Squadron Augment Unit VP-0516 where he served as Reserve P-3C Training Program Coordinator, directing a pilot program which led to the establishment of the VP Master Augment Units. In 1983, he transferred to VP-92 at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he assumed the duties of Executive Officer. In October 1984, he became the squadron's tenth Commanding Officer. Returning to NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1985, he reported to VTU-7474, serving as Training Officer and Chief Staff Officer. In 1987, he became Commanding Officer of NR Helicopter Antisubmarine Wing 0174. He subsequently served as Commanding Officer of NR Mobile Maintenance Facility ALFA, NAS Jacksonville, Florida 0274, VTU-7474, and NR Carrier Group 0667 at NAS Atlanta, Georgia. From October 1995 to September 1997, he served as Chief of Staff, Logistics Task Force, Atlantic, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va. His flag assignments have included Deputy, Maritime Defense Forces, Atlantic, Deputy CPW Atlantic and Commander, Naval Base Jacksonville. His military decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal. Rear Adm. Belisle is a commercial pilot employed by Northwest Airlines..." [14JUL2003]

BELL, CDR Charles D. Retired chazbell@rmi.net "...I was in LCDR Alex Stillman's PB4Y-1 crew as a radioman (Arm2c) in VPB-102. We were stationed on Tinian and after the landings on Iwo Jima we often flew out of there as a detachment until the end of the war. I would like to hear from anyone else from that crew or from VPB-102. I do know that LCDR Srillman is deceased as is another crewmember, Eugene Thiem. I retired from the Naval Reserve in 1969 with the rank of CDR..." [20JUL98]

BELL, Dan nitrodb@comcast.net "...I was a Navy Airman working the fuel farm at FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam 1969-70. Would really like to hear from anyone that was assigned there at that time..." [02MAR2009]

BELL, Gene gbell@beckerbell.com "...I joined the Naval Reserve at NAS Los Alamitos, California on my 17th birthday (9-5-56) and was assigned to VP-19 or VP-23 (I can't remember). My first ride was in a Twin Beech, but my second and most memorable was in the P2V from our squadron--I almost walked into the prop while trying to get my parachute harness on. I ended up in VR-7 as an AT2 in a Flight Radioman job on MATS Super Connies from 1958-1960. But still love the P2V. In 1977, I became a private pilot and have had my Bonanza since 1981 and now have a total of 3700+ hours, mostly flying in my consulting business. Once bitten..." [20JAN2001]

BELL, Howard "Buck" c/o His Brother Les Bell Les@LesBell.Net "...My Brother Howard "Buck" Bell was in WW-2 on a B-24--squadrons VB-113 and VB-103. He flew on these planes--PB4Y BUNO: 32169, 32188, 32211, 32212, 72914, and 13908 (B-1, B-3, B-4, B-5, B-6, B-8, B-9, B-10, B-11, B-12, and B-15) and PBY BUNO: 32184. I hope this isn't confusing but this is right out of his flight manual along with some descriptions and times. I have a few pictures of the "WHITE" B-24 he flew most missions on--he mentions "Shoo Shoo Baby" as a name. I have his patch with bugs bunny on a bomb--he helped design that patch--he told me he used bugs bunny because he was my favorite cartoon character--I was 5 years old when he joined up..." [28AUG2002]

BELL, James G. (Deceased) JGBCO@aol.com "...I was in VB-111 8/43 to 5/45. We had a great group of people in VB/VPB-111. I was right out of boot camp and was 1 of 10 seaman who joined 111 as ground crew. I was squadron truckdriver and drove crews to and from air strip in NAS Port Lyautey, French Morocco and had other duties also. I was assigned as tail gunner before we came back and then we went to the Pacific. A GREAT GROUP getting smaller..." [Deceased Posted 11MAR2006 | 13DEC97]

BELL, AW1 James "Jim" bellacres48@windstream.net "...I served with VP-5 from 1978 to 1981 and VP-30 from 1981 to 1984. I flew with CAC-1 in VP-5. I started out with Chief Laslo, on the NAS Bermuda deployment. I got the crew when we returned to the states and for the NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment. Went to VP-30 after NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Ran AW Ground Phase for a year then moved over to Flight Phase. Got out in 1984 and went to work for Lockheed. Did production test flying till the P-3 line shut down transferred to Kennedy Space Center where I taught Space Shuttle Systems. Worked in Savannah for a Chemical company (first job I ever had that didn't have something to do with aircraft. Sure miss it.) and now working in Atlanta as a Safety Director for a large construction company. Would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 01MAR2008 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 13AUG2004 | E-Mail Updated 09MAY2002 | 26JUL99]

BELL, CW4 James A. "Jim" Army Retired czycat3@mchsi.com "...Trained with NAS North Island, San Diego, California Detachment of VP-31 in 1967. Transpac'd w/Crazy Cats - 1st Radio Research Company in June 1967 to NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Flew the P2 Neptune until March 1968. Had Navy mechs and Navy LT w/us to keep us straight. Great bunch..." [31DEC2005]

BELL, J. Terry mw90537@navix.net "...VP-1 May 1968 to Sept 1969 sure had some great times. Would like to hear from people that knew me. Looking for Dennis Comber he left the squaron around July 1969, or anyone. Had some great times Let me hear from you..." [23DEC97]

BELL, John R. Jr. JBELL41824@AOL.COM "...I was stationed at the NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from 1953 to 1955. I was discharged from that NAS. I was in an anti-sub squadron VC-12. We flew AD SkyRaiders (affectionately refer'd to as "Guppys"). I would be happy to hear from any of my Shipmates with whom I served. I am "old" and names do not come easily to me. One of my good friends was from Long Island, N.Y. We called him "Dad" White. I would also like to hear from whomever is planning the Reunion in Pensacola..." [10DEC99]

BELL, AE2 Michael L. mlbell56@comcast.net "...I served with VC-1 from September 1969 until October 1970. I worked in the Electric Shop. Looking for former Shipmates..." [13AUG2004]

BELL, ADR3 Robert captbell@tampabay.rr.com Pix Circa 1959 "...I served with VP-48 from December 1957 to July 1962. I was an ADR3 and flew as a second mechanic on crews 2 and 10..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 10APR2008 | 08FEB99]

BELL, William c/o his daughter Billie Fredholm anbillst@southwind.net "...I'm trying to find people who may have known my father, William Bell. He was a pilot and flew B-29's. The VPB-117 was commissioned on 1 February, 1944 at the Naval Air Station Camp Kearny, California. Supposedly, this was "the famous Blue Raider squadron", but I've never heard or read anything about them. I would appreciate any information..."

BELLAH, Glen halfbreed1937@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-104 and would like to hear from guys I served with (Can Do). CDR Van Leer Remmick was our Commanding Officer. Some people I served with Dwight Brown, Brown, Peake, Johnson, Herbert, Fore, Davidson, Overbeck, Fanonnstien, LT White, can`t remember first names also served in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, NAS Norman, Oklahoma, Recruit Ttraining NAS North Island, San Diego, California...." [05MAR2010]

BELLAMY, Dave bellamyd@worldnet.att.net "...I served with VP-47 (1969), VP-64 (1971), VP-30 (1972), RAF 206 (1975), VP-24 (1978), VP-10 (1981), and NAS Bermuda (1987). Looking forward to Andy Jampoler's book about the VP-9 ditching (ADAK, The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586) due to be published in April 2003..." [04MAR2003]

BELLO, AME1(AW) Karen Karen.Bello@navy.mil "...I am currently serving with VP-65 at NAWC Point Mugu, California. I have been in the squadron since March 2000 and enjoying every deployment- even the cold ones to NAS Misawa, Japan!..." [13MAR2003]

BELLS, Larry LBELLS1055@aol.com "...I was station in VC-8 from 1967-1969. I was one of the crew members that went down in the St.John's river in Jacksonville, Florida in May, 1969..." [12DEC2001]

BELLERSHEIM, Tom tjmjblue@worldnet.att.net "...I went to the Reunion at Solomons Island and had a great time. Too bad there wer'nt more ground crew guys there. Served in VW-11 Jan 62 till Jun 63 as ADR2. If any ground guys are around contact me..." [22OCT99]

BELLIOS, Chris CPBHVAC@AOL.com "...VP-6 '80-'84 Arrived Aug. Went to Kauai to clean-up wheels up landing, 14days at Holiday inn. Happy hour by the pool and beach, that was tough. Broke in on crew 8, Great guys who took me under their wing. NAS Cubi Point, Philippines Nov.'80-May'81. SHARK ATTACK. NAS Adak, Alaska Det., NAS Agana, Guam Det.'82. Went to crew 1, NAS Midway Island, Kwaj., Dodge. Shared SS-1 duties w/Big Al, got Blue card and took over SS-1 for crew 6 (Midnight Mushrooms). Back to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines May'83-Nov'83 Cobra Gold Patya Beach, Utapao Thailand. Singapore, Bangkok, Djibouti. Its rainin' again, what an awesome tour. Logged 1,800 hours..." [14MAR2001]

BELME, AD1 Richard richb76@gmail.com "...I served with VP-31 (1981 to 1983), VP-47 (1983 to 1987) and back to VP-31 (1987 to 1991). Did some Naval Reserve time with VP-91(1991 to 1993 and 1995 to 1998). I went to FE School in 1984 and served in that capacity until 1998. Did all my time at NAS Moffett Field, California, unfortunately the only thing flying there now is the Spotted Owl. Lots of good memories and friends during my enlistment..." [02JUN2008]

BELMONTE, Frank fbelmonte@snet.net "...I served with VP-45 from 1955 to 1957 in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone and NAS Bermuda. Currently living in Simsbury, Ct. Would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [23DEC2000]

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BELTMAN, Karen kbeltman@us.hsanet.net "...I've been looking for some of my old Shipmates who might be in my area of the country. It's nice to know that you can still maintain friendships from afar. I served VP-1 from 12/91 through 10/94. Thanks..." [14AUG99]

BELZ, Jim jncbelz@dcwis.com "...I was in VP-28 and VP-22 after ADA school at Norman OK. After finishing school I choose NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii and was assigned to VP-28. Spent only afew months with them. This was 1953. Transferred to VP-22 in late 1953 still at NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii. Worked as a groundpounder in Jim Motos AD1 crew. Deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska where as AD3 got into a flight crew with Pappy..? was Plane Captain. Was made Plane Captain back at NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii for crew 3. Got out of the Navy in 1956. Any old crewmates wanting to contact me can . [used to be from Chicago now retired in Door Cony WI]..." [12AUG99]

BELUSCAK, LCDR TIMOTHY J. II beluscak@earthlink.net "...VP-24 NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1989-1992 and VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1992. PRESENT TACTICAL COORDINATOR (NFO) CURRENTLY SERVING AS A SELECTED RESERVIST CREW-06..." [E-Mail Updated 13NOV2000 | 01MAR98]

BEMBYNISTA, Joseph joebemby@mindspring.com "...Wish I was still in the Navy, sure miss the fun. God Bless all you Corbas (VP-60)..." [E-Mail Updated 24MAR2001 | 10SEP98]

BENDER, Lynn A. AGENTLJB@AOL.COM "...62-63 Disbursing Clerk with VW-13. Lived in Barracks 113 across from chow hall. Anybody remember the cutest litte girl in Placentia? Hiked to the silver mines? Or caught a flounder or dog fish? Best to everyone..." [27MAR99]

BENDGEN, PO1 Leonard leebendgen@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-24 during their move from NAS Norfolk, Virginia to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I deployed with them to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I later served in HS-85 at NAS Alameda, California..." [28NOV2009]

BENITEZ, Benny F. orionusn@yahoo.com "...I have been in the Navy both active and reserve for over 17 years. served with "The Swordsmen" of VF-32 at NAS Oceana from 1982-1985. Upon leaving active duty I found my calling within the VP community in 1991 when I affliated with Patron 64 at WG. In 1993 I went aircrew I have flown on P-3B's and currently on -C's and have close to 875 hours.I have flown with VP-8, VP-10, VP-30, VP-45, VP-92, and VP-66 since 1993. Being a 15 year veteran of the commerical airline industry, I am able to get around the country and offer my services to other TAR VP Sqd. that are short on (In-Flight) AO's. I have been selected for NATOPS "Blue Card" instructor by CNARF currently working toward that qual. I guess that about it, I hope this helps you. Should you have any other further questions please do not hesitate to contact me..." [22JAN2000]

BENJAMIN, ATC James "Ben" Retired benandpenny@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-7 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from December 1957 to August 1960. I was an AT3 on LB2 and a AT2 on LB12. Great crews and geat duty! I retired in 1976. Any Shipmates - feel free to contact me..." [07JUL2009]

BENJAMIN, AMS3 Willy bosun@tcsn.net "...I served in VP-6 from '72 to '76 both with the squadron and TAD to AIMD NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii. I'd like to touch base with old Shipmates, especially Ed Shirley or any of the "Makaha crew"..." [01FEB98]

BENNEHOFF, Duane E. (Deceased) c/o His Son Gary Bennehoff benneg@aol.com "...My father is Duane E Bennehoff, served with VPB-146 from 1943-1945. Dad is interested in hearing from any former Shipmates..." [Deceased Update 18APR2005 | 16JUL2002]

BENNER, AXCS Mike Retired mbennj@attbi.com "...I served in VP-47 from 1965 to 1967 as an AX3 and AX2 and made a NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan deployment as a ground pounder working in 210 and AIMD. I left for AVI "B" school in Millington and then served in VP-46 from 1968 to 1969 and did an NAS Adak, Alaska deployment. Did shore duty at NADC Warminster, PA then got into the VS navy for the remainder of my career retiring in 1983. It's great to see some familiar names after all these years..." [17APR2002]

BENNETT, AMSC Chuck Retired chuckndi@webtv.net "...Duty stations were; VP-26 1972-1975, NADC Warminster 1975-1978, NAS Keflavik, Iceland 1978-1981, VQ-2 1981-1984, VP-11 1984-1989, AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1989-1992. Living now in Florida doing what every Chief dreams of, drinking coffee for a living working for Maxwell House Coffees in Jax. Any OLD Shipmates drop me a line. Would love to hear from you..." [06NOV98]

BENNETT, Court katncourt@aol.com "...I served with VPB-209 as a Flight Engineer (Plane Captain) from NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone and NAF/NAAF Galapagos, Seymour Island, Ecuador from 1943 until the end of the war. I returned to the US on the USS Franklin with a squadron buddy, Jack(?) Carrol. Until recently when my wife and I moved to the San Francisco area I had lived in Los Angeles my entire life. Would be happy to hear from former Shipmates that are still around..." [BIO Updated 18JUN2004 | 18JUL99]

BENNETT, Donald "Steve" Bennett_donald@msn.com "...I served with VS-29 in th middle 70's and made some really good buddies. Hope to go to next reunion and have fond memories of times on the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) with the squadron. Glad to see they are still around and doing what they do best..." [31DEC2001]

BENNETT, LT Frank bennett140@yahoo.com "...I was an AO in VP-11 from 1989 until 1992. I am currently with EA-6Bs in VAQ-140 Patriots Prowler out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Let me know how you're doing...Recently assigned to CINCPACFLT Executive Transport Detachment, MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii..." [BIO Updated 28OCT2000 | 08MAY99]

BENNETT, AMS3 Gary L. gbennet007@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1971 to 1975 with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Agana, Guam and NAF Misawa, Japan and worked alot of AMID.. I am currently a Correctional Unit Supervisor for the State of Wyoming..." [09JUN2010]

BENNETT, Gary R. gbennett92b@sbcglobal.net "...Graduated A school (Memphis) 1965. Served VP-19 as aircrew from 1965-1968 as Jezebel/Radar operator (ATN-3) in Crew 6. Would like to add my name to the Shipmates roster. Currently retired, living on private airpark with my airplane, my wonderfull wife, and two great dogs in Grass Valley Ca. Our Crew 6 PPC was LCDR 'Mac' Mcardle, Lt. Dave Canning, Ordanance Joe Black, John "Zeke" Ondriezek, Flt.Eng 'Oly' Ollmann. Detachments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Iwakuni, Japan and short stint at NAS Adak, Alaska, all with VP-19. Interested in purchasing memorbilia from VP-19, would like to copy someones 'Cruise Book' from the Iwakuni 1967 curise (lost mine.)..." [E-Mail Updated 30DEC2004 | 29DEC98]

BENNETT, Gerald D. nutroxx@nutroxx.com "...I served aboard the USS Chandeleur (AV-10) until April 30, 1959 and loved every minute of it as she is a Great Lady!..." [24MAR2004]

BENNETT, Heather (McCollister) bhmccolli@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-49 from 1985 to 1989 with deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Bermuda. I would love to connect with prior Shipmates. Living in Napa, CA with husband and our dog Teal. Life is good..." [09JUN2009]

BENNETT, John JBen32@aol.com "...I served with VP-30, VP-19, VP-31, VP-16, ASWOC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, ASWOC NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-10 and all the associated fun that went with them. Of course I can't say NSF Diego Garcia or NAS Adak, Alaska were all that much fun..." [19JUN2002]

BENNETT, Kerrigan kerriganbennett@comcast.net "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from October 1990 to December 1993 and a 3-year tour as station pilot at NS Rota, Spain. Now back in the S.F. Bay area. I'd like to hear from any old Shipmates..." [29JUL2009]

BENNETT, AT2 Neil nzen240@pcisys.net "...I served with VP-9 from 1972 to 1975..." [E-Mail Updated 16MAR2003 | 20AUG2002]

BENNETT, CWO4 Paul A. deepsea29@cox.net "...I served with VQ-1 (1961-1964, 1966-1970 and 1973-1977) and VQ-2 (1983-1986). My duties consisted of WV-2Q/EC-121M, A3D-2Q; EA-3B, EP-3E Aircrewman, EA-3B Crew Leader, EC-121M ECM Operator, EP-3E AES, Special Projects Technician and Command Master Chief..." [27NOV2014]

BENNETT, AMS2 Pete pb1941@wmconnect.com "...I served with VU-8 NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island from 1963 through 1965. I worked in the Airframes Shop for Chief Sprool. I was also AC Crew and flew the old B-27 and stuffs. Looking for fellow Shipmates..." [13JUN2003]

BENNETT, LCDR R. Lee lee.bennett@gray-robinson.com "...I served (Active Duty) with VP-67 (1971-1974) at NAS Memphis, Tennessee..." [27MAY2021]

BENNETT, Ray Ray_Bennett@EES.enron.com "...VP-49 from 67 to 70. AE2, WestPac, Iceland. Hey Budda, are you there?..." [01JUL98]

BENNETT, Robert rjbennett@pacbell.net "...My brief navy career included a tour with VP-28 in the 1959-1962 time frame. Recognized Robert ("Rip") Lightbody. McHale: You out there somewhere? I've got a surfing picture for you..." [25JAN98]

BENNETT, Samuel sambenn74@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-66..." [26MAR2005]

BENNETT, AW3 Stanley W. swbenn@ipa.net "...EX VP-24 sailor here. I enlisted in July 67. I attended bootcamp in San Diego (393) NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I then served with VP-24 ( NAS Patuxent River, Maryland) until April of 71. I would love to here from any one who remembers me. The sacred cow is still alive (152727 LR 27 Crew 4)..." [15MAY99]

BENNETT, Terry Retired bbstacker@alliancecom.net "...I served with VP-31 in 1972 at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-4 from 1972 to 1975 (Crew 4 AO seat) at NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii, VX-4 at NAS Point Mugu, California, VP-17 from 1978 to 1980 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-22 from 1980 to 1983 (AO shop), Naval Recruiting, and retired October 1990 with 22years Naval Service. I'm living in Brandon, SD. The best times of my life were with my friends and Shipmates in the VP Navy. Loved the deployments to anywhere and everywhere anytime. That's the one part of the Navy I really miss. Would love to hear from anyone that might remember me. I remember alot of names as I go down thru this web page. Everyone knows AO's make the best coffee!!!..." [D-Mail Updated 29JUL2003 | E-Mail Updated 06JUL2000 | 17NOV98]

BENNETT, AT2 Tim bennett.tim59@aol.com "...I served with VAQ-33 (1981-1987) aboard the EC-121 and P-3A..." [E-Mail Updated 24JUN2014 | 26JAN2011]

BENNING, ADC John Retired navychief97@hotmail.com "...Enlisted August 1973 with the intention of serving for a couple of years.....24-years later I retired as an ADC...Quite a ride! Throughout my career I moved around the aviation community, serving in VF-124, VRC-50, NAS Key West, Florida, VP-4, VP-17, VQ-2, NADC Johnsville, Pennsylvania and CPW-10. It was all memorable, but the P-3 time was especially rewarding. As a FE working in the maintenance department I had the best of both worlds, interacting with professional flight crew as well as outstanding maintainers. My Navy training and experience directly resulted in my continuing with aviation after retirement, first with Boeing, then with the FAA, where I currently manage the FAA International Field Office in Frankfurt, Germany. My experience an an FAA manager requires me to be "The Chief" years after hanging up the uniform and donning civvies. I am eternally grateful for all Shipmates that helped guide this young sailor toward a solid understanding of what integrity and leadership are all about..." [E-Mail Updated 29OCT2011 | E-Mail Updated 02AUG99 | Updated 14APR98]

BENNING, LCDR VJ (Ben) Retired c/o Cindy Bartlett bilcin5@aol.com "...I am the daugther of retired LT Commander VJ Benning (BEN). He served with VP-2, VP-8, VP-10, VP-17 and VP-30. I have fond memories of growing up in the Navy - and very proud of my father and his accompishments. If any of you have any fond memories of my father or good stories I would be happy to tell him. I am also interested in any Reunion that my be in the works..." [17JUL2005]

BENNINGTON, James M. "Mike" mikeb8745@yahoo.com "...I served with VS-38 (06/1964-06/1967) with three WestPac Cruises (Tonkin Gulf). Spent Christmas with Bob Hope aboard the USS Bennington (CVS-20)..." [06SEP2013]

BENOIT, AO2 Linda ljbenoit48@gmail.com "...I served with VP-17 from March 1985 to February 1988. I worked at AIMD after deployment to PI in 1985. AO1 Brock was the LCPO AO2 Rojas was there too..." [06JAN2009]

BENSKIN, ADC Forrest R. Retired fbenskin@aol.com "...I served with VP-8 from 1953 to 1954. CDR Bookout was our Commanding Officer..." [19MAY2003]

BENSEN, Gar garkath@earthlink.net "...Looking for any VP-17 squadron folks that were in VP-17 the same time I was..." [E-Mail Updated 18JAN2007 | 26FEB99]

BENSON, LCDR Frederick L. Retired fbenson@ipass.net "...serving in a number of aviation and surface commands including VP-40 (P5M-2 ASW seaplanes), NAS Sangley Point, RP and USS Intrepid (CVA-11) home ported in Norfolk, VA. His last active duty assignment was Fleet Anti-Air Warfare Training Center, Dam Neck, VA. He left active duty in May 1968..." http://www.ipass.net/~fbenson/lcdr.htm

BENSON, ADR2 George C. enjoynavy59@yahoo.com "...I was a ADR2 TAR assigned to VP-64 (1971 to 1974) and VP-66 (1974 to 1979). I was a flight crew Plane Captain and worked in W/C 110 and W/C 310. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [19DEC2008]

BENSON, Gordon E. gjbenson2@msn.com "...I was in VP-40 Philippines 1961-1962 Flight Crews 10 and 1. VA-216 1963-1964. Anyone from the VP-40 1961-1962 time let me know. I am looking for Mike McKinney. Who has an entry in Shipmates, but I can not locate..." [22MAY2007]

BENSON, LT Todd F. Retired louis080154@aol.com "...I was in training at FASO (Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational) with VP-31 when the mid air happened. I will never forget that day and I will never forget those who lost their lives. God Bless those family members who bear this burden of loss forever..." [15AUG2010]

BENSON, AD2 William T. tomtrig@bellsouth.net "...I served with FASRON-120 (10/1954-11/1956) at and worked in EBU shops 1 and 2 and Drone F6F Shop at NAS Point Mugu, California..." [19MAY2015]

BENTLEY, LCDR Alan C. Retired abent@verizon.net "...I served with VP-31 (1963) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-28 (1963-1964) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, COMFAIRALASKA Detachment NAS Adak, Alaska (1964-1966), VP-46 (1966-07/1968) at NAS Moffett Field, California with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and NAS Adak, Alaska. I left Active Duty (Enlisted) and served with VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida while attending Florida State and come back (Active Duty) with VP-24 NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a TACCO and newly minted ENS with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, FASOTRAGRULANT (1976-1979) as a NFO Instructor Detachment NAS Jacksonville, Florida, USS Forrestal (CV-59) (1979-1981) as VP NFO, Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR) Staff (1981-1985) and I retired in 1988 on the Staff of NTC Orlando, Florida. All together not a bad run of 27 years..." [E-Mail Updated 07NOV2013 | E-Mail Updated 05MAY2006 | E-Mail Updated 09NOV99 | E-Mail Updated 13JUN99 | 02FEB99]

BENTLEY, Chris chrisbentley@mn.rr.com "...I was in VP-4, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1981-1984. Looking for squadron mates, and am particularly interested in crew mates from Crew 1 and Crew 5. Most have probably retired by now. I took an "early retirement" with 15 years of service in 1993. My fondest and most exciting memories by far came from my time with the Skinny Dragons. I would really like to find Grant Gardner, my TACCO and mentor, who was responsible for keeping me alive and out of trouble; I know he got seriously sick in the late 80's and I lost track of him. Thanks!!..." [28APR2002]

BENTLEY, AVCM Don Retired donnybentley@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-4, VP-22, VS-33, VP-48, VP-47 and CPW-10 with three tours of Instructor Duty at NAS Memphis, Tennessee and RAG time with VP-31 in my thirty year career. I have found numerous friends and Shipmates comments in your squadron Guestbook entries. I do have the duty to inform his many Shipmates that may not have known, that LCDR Craig Fenn Melio died in June of 1996 and is buried in Barancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL..." [E-Mail Updated 20SEP2000 | 15SEP2000]

BENTLEY, Paul C c/o his son Phil Bentley PhilipBentley9964@worldnet.att.net "...I am trying to find information about my fathers Squadron. He joined in 1947 and serve in VR2, VRU 1, VR 8, and VP22. Is it possible to get a list of his former squadron members. I would like to get him in touch with his old friends..."

BENTON, Bruce lbbenton@coosnet.com "...I served with VP-48 from 1961 through 1964 including a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines. I left the Navy and returned to graduate school for a year, then on to dental school at K.C., Mo. I continued to fly in reserve squadrons (P2Vs) for another ten years from all over the midwest and finally NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I have practice dentistry in Coos Bay, OR for 31 years, but also got Merchant Marine Masters papers (limited tonnage) and run commercial and charter fishing boats all up and down the west coast. I retire from dentistry in April of 2003..." [09APR2002]

BENTON, AT1 John Retired john.benton56@verizon.net "...Here it is April 2003 and it's already been 8 years since I retired. Unbelievable how time flies. My career following A school graduation included a short stint with VA-205 in 1975, then on to VA-34 in A-6E's, culminating in two med cruises aboard the USS JFK by August 1977. Went on to VR-54 NAS Atlanta, Georgia flying C-118's as a FCO and Flight Attendant until 1981, when I moved up to VR-52 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Stayed almost until the very end with the C-118's and got snatched up just before Christmas 1984 by VP-66 at the "Grove". Flew P-3A & B's as an FCO with VP-66, then VP-68 at NAF Washington, D.C. until 1992 when I moved back to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and finished my career at the ResASWTraCen, retiring in April 1995. Since then life has been very good. Currently work for NAVMAR Applied Sciences based in Warminster, PA. I'd like to hear from all my old friends, so drop a line!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 23JUN2007 | 19APR2003]

BENZLER, ADCS Richard A. Retired rbenzler@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-16 (1974-1977), NAS Moffett Field, California (1977-1980) AIMD Prop Shop, VP-22 (1980-1984) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, Philippines (1984-1988) and the Tailhook Navy for the next 6 years before retiring in 1994. If I had it to do all over again I wouldn't change a thing. Currently drive Charter tour Buses. Now I'm the captain of my own ship..." [05DEC2010]

BERARDI, Karl karl.berardi@gte.net "...I was at VC-5 det. NAS Cubi Point, Philippines around Feb 1971 or so, and remember the night "Holly" Lt. Cmdr. Hollingsworth went in across the bay. I wonder if that should show up under mishaps? Those were strange days indeed..." [15APR99]

BERBERICH, CDR Larry Retired larryberberich@comcast.net "...I served with VP-44 (08/1968-02/1971) Anti-submarine Warfare Technician/Aviation Electronics Technician with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Sigonella, Sicily (first P-3s to go there) and NS Rota, Spain- NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Left the Navy to attend college. VP-6 (05/1976-05/1979) Avionics Branch Officer, NFO NATOPS Officer, Tactics Officer with deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. Transitioned into the 'Super B' aircraft. VP-31 (06/1979-1982) NFO Instructor and CNAP NFO Evaluator for the P-3 A/B, P-3B Update and the EP-3A. Commander Carrier Group Three (1982-1984). Two cruises aboard USS Enterprise as the Flag Secretary. Naval War College (05/1985-05/1986). VP-44 (08/1986-11/1989). Assistant Maintenance Officer, Training Officer, Operations Officer with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Rota, Spain- NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Commander Patrol Wings Atlantic staff (11/1989-06/1992). Battlegroup Operations Officer. Tactical Training Group Atlantic (06/1992-03/1994). VP Operations Instructor. Retired in 1994 and now reside in Brunswick, Maine where I just retired from teaching (Biology) at Brunswick High School after 14 years. I am currently an elementary substitute teacher with the Brunswick and Topsham, Maine schools. Also I am a Master Maine Registered Guide and have a company named Hook & Gun Guide Service..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 03JUN2017 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 31DEC2009 | BIO Updated 04MAY2000 | 05APR2000]

BERCH, STG2 Jerry berch67@aol.com "...I served with VP-44 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 1969 (deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily). VP-44 moved to NAS Brunswick, Maine in 1970 (deployed to NAS Bermuda). Worked for Avionics Senior Chief Hooker in Maintenance Control. Separated from the U.S. Navy in August 1971. Returned to active duty as a NAVET in December 1984 as an Ocean Systems Technician, Maintainer (OTM). Will be retiring with more than 25 years of honorable, faithful and dedicated service, in May 2004, as a Sonar Technician, Geographic (STG2), from Naval Ocean Processing Facility (NOPF) Dam Neck, Virginia Beach, VA, with Reserve Unit 83154. Currently living and working in Virginia Beach, VA, as a Logistics Engineer, for Northrop Grumman, subcontracted by SPAWAR to monitor Raytheon's Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) contract..." [19JAN2004]

BERDECIA, Maria coquitomv@hotmail.com "...Just wanted to say to all the mechs in VP-9. I was with VP-9 from January 1998 till June 2002. I miss carrying a ladder and the tool box. Hope to go back soon..." [29OCT2004]

BERG, Glen Loyd "...In 1940 I was fortunate enough to get in a program where I was able to learn to fly and had about 50 hours in Piper Cubs when World War II started. In the summer of 1942 I signed up to enter the Navy Air Corps. It wasn't until Dec. 23, 1942, that I entered active duty. I left home Dec. 23, 1942, and arrived at the pre-flight school at Iowa City, Iowa, on the morning of Dec. 24, 1942. This part of the training was half ground school and half athletics. They put so much emphasis on swimming that it began to appear that the Navy expected us to swim every place that the Navy sent us. From the pre-flight training at Iowa City I was sent to Minneapolis, Minn. for flight training. I started this program the first part of April 1943 and finished in July 1943. It was here I learned every acrobatic maneuver that an airplane can do. This program gave each cadet 90 to 115 hours of flight training. I received another 95 hours of flight training. It was here that I has my first flight emergency when a cylinder head exploded off of one of the cylinders. After landing safely in a farmer's field, I called the base from a house nearby. They came and picked me up, and a truck came and got the airplane. After finishing the training in Minneapolis, I was sent to Pensacola, Fla., for a little more advanced training in plane designated the SNV made by Vultee which we "affectionately" called the Vultee vibrator, then on to instrument flying. After instrument training I went to the final flight training to earn my wings of gold in the Navy. For me, that training was in the PBY Catalina, a twin-engine seaplane. After earning my wings in Pensacola I was commissioned an ensign in the Navy (November 1943) and sent to NAS Jacksonville, Florida for operation training. I finished the training in NAS Jacksonville, Florida in February 1944 and was transferred to NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Upon arriving in NAS North Island, San Diego, California I was immediately assigned to a squadron in the Solomon Islands. After waiting for transportation (about two weeks) I became a passenger on a merchant marine tanker, and after 17 days on it, I arrived in the New Hebrides Islands. From there I went to the Solomon Islands where I joined VP-81. This squadron flew PBY5As, a plane that could fly off water or land. I flew out of NAB Henderson/Carney Field, Guadalcanal, New Georgia and Bougainville. VP-81 was called a black cat squadron (as were several other squadrons like it) because the airplane we flew was called the Catalina, the airplanes were painted black and all of our missions were over water at night, often in poor weather. These planes had no autopilots and only the basic instrument flight instruments. Bougainville had a very wet climate. It rained almost every day but usually only five to 15 minutes. But when it rained it poured. Nearly everyone had a fungus infection on their feet, and many servicemen had fungus infections in other places on their body that might get moist. This tour of duty was completed in July 1944, and we flew back to Hawaii. After a week there we boarded a ship to San Diego, a trip that took seven days. After a two-week leave I started training in PB4Yls (the Navy version of the B-24 except for some minor differences in the equipment inside) This training began in NAS Hutchinson, Kansas for a couple of months and from there to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, then on to NAS North Island, San Diego, California where I started training in the PB4Y2. This airplane was is quite similar to the PB4Yl but has a little more powerful engines and a huge single tail instead of the twin tail of the PB4Y1. After completing the training in NAS North Island, San Diego, California I spent four weeks in Hawaii and flew to the Philippines where I was stationed on the most-southwest of the Philippine Islands, Palawan. This island is about 325 miles long and varies from five to 30 miles wide. It has a very dense jungle, the elevations varying from less than 500 feet to 7,000 feet. The missions I flew from Palawan covered all of the island of Borneo (which is almost all covered by very dense jungle) and the entire coastline from Singapore north to Hainin Island. I was at this location when the war ended. The name of the squadron I was with in the Philippines was VPB-111. Most of the missions I flew both in the Solomons and in the Philippines were from 10 to almost 14 hours long. We started back to the States in October 1945 but got stranded for 30 days halfway between the Philippines and Hawaii. We had to replace three of the four engines, one at a time. (It was a happy crew when we landed in Hawaii after spending that much time on a coral-reef air strip that was less than a quarter-mile wide and just over a mile long.) I arrived at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York on Dec. 22, 1945, and was able to get to Lebanon on Dec. 24, 1945. I was released to inactive duty in November 1946. I received two Distinguished Flying Crosses and five Air Medals, and two squadrons I was in received Outstanding Unit Citations. I also received the Burma-China Theater Ribbon...." [09JUL2003]

BERG, Captain Peter Retired rpbp3@yahoo.com "...Reported to VP-7 (NAS Brunswick, Maine) as an Ensign in 1959 and retired as the Commander of Patrol Wing 5 in 1984. Several more tours in NAS Brunswick, Maine - VP-10, Commander Fleet Air Wing 3, Commanding Officer VP-26, and Chief Staff Officer CPW-5. Instructor tours in VT-3 (T-28s) at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida and VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. And 3 years in Iceland as Chief Staff Officer for ComFairKeflavik (CFK). All tours involved flight ops (26 years) and finished with over 8000 pilot hours..." [Updated 07MAR2016 | 03MAR2016]

BERG, Randy randy.berg@imfb.navy.mil "...I served with VP-48 from 1974 to 1978 and AIMD NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1978 to 1980. I spent my Navy time repairing ASW gear (i.e. AQA-7, etc.). I spent the last 24 years working Comms on SSN/SSBN's. Any former Boomerangers out there?..." [12AUG2004]

BERG, William E. (Bill) billb@nehalemtel.net "...I served with VP-45, NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone from 1953 through 1956. I was an AT assigned to 1-Boat. I stumbled across this site recently and it really brings back memories. What a pleasant surprise to find messages on this site from Shipmates trying to get a hold of me. I have made contact with Gerald Green and are waiting for a response from Ken Gold, and would encourage others from VP-45 who served in the 1953 to 1956 time frame to contact us/me. It would be fun and interesting re-establishing our friendships..." [15JUN2000]

BERGEMANN, Lorin "...VP-112 Mr. Lorin Bergemann, RR 2, Good Thunder, MN 56037, 507-278-3275..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

BERGMAN, Dave dbergman@iwaynet.net "...I joined VP-21, the Black Jack Squadron, in Sept. 1958 and left in December, 1960. I served as radioman aboard LH-12, Buno 135574. Ltjg. Nelson was our pilot. I went on deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, Lajes, and NAS Bermuda. I would really like to hear from some of my old Shipmates..." [09JUN98]

BERGONDY, Bruce BERGONDYMOB@CS.COM "...I heard there was a Reunion a few of years ago. I'll be looking on this site to see when the next one occurs. Even though I was part of the departed VP-42, I am always willing to re-unite with VP-1, VP-17 and anyone else we shared NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and Vietnam with..." [23MAY2002]

BERGREN, Rick rdjeep@att.net "...I served with VP-7 from 1966 to 1969. Does anybody know where to find Grover Moates or Jim Russell? Would love to hear from both of them..." [03JUL2003]

BERGSTROM, Ernie "Walter" erniebergstrom@frontier.com "...I served with VAW-33 (1962-1964). Some of my Shipmates were, Jim Mallette, Nick Hardin, Santanangelo and others..." [01FEB2017]

BERLATSKY, Kenneth kb@soltec.net "...I was with VP-46 from 1957-1959. Flew with Crew 8. Would like to hear from old buddies..." [01APR2002]

BERMUDEZ, PO2 Juan c/o His Son Mark Bermudez Shipmate Pix Circa 1958 m2eagle1@mindspring.com "...My father, Petty Officer 2nd Class Juan Bermudez, served in VP-837 from June 1962 to June 1964. Currently I am modeling the Hasegawa P2V-7 kit and would like to complete this aircraft as a tribute to him. If anyone has a photograph of the P2V in NAS837 NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York Markings, please contact me. I would greatly appreciate your help..." [24MAR2000]

BERNARD, AE1 George R. Retired george.bernard@mchsi.com "...Attended Boot Camp at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1962), AE "A" School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1962-1963), AEWBarRonPac (1963-1965) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-28 (1965) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, P-3 Systems Schools at NAS Moffett Field, California (1965), VP-28 (1965-1966) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Broken Service (1966/1972), VP-90 (1972-1974) at NAS Glenview, Illinois with deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Broken Service - (1974-1976), VP-90 (1972-1974) at NAS Glenview, Illinois (1976), P-3 FE School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1976), VP-90 (1972-1974) at NAS Glenview, Illinois(1976-1979) with deployments to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-65 (1980-1983) at NAS Point Mugu, California with a deployment to NS Subic Bay, Philippines, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (1984-1989) and retired (07/1989)..." [BIO Updated 18OCT2015 | 23MAR2010]

BERNARDIN, AMS2 Tim 61olds88@gmail.com "...I served with VP-48 (06/1981-01/1985)..." [E-Mail Updated 17JUN2012 | 14MAY2001]

BERNARDY, AE2 Daniel "Saint" rescuesaint@comcast.net "...I was on active duty from '80 - '84 stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California serving in AIMD for NAS and then for VP-48. Had a ball and made many lifetime friends. I took one tour to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan / NAS Misawa, Japan with VP-48 in '83. Upon returning home to Minnesota after active duty it didn't take long to miss the P-3 community. I joined VP-90 out of NAS Glenview, Illinois and finally earned my wings. I flew as a flight engineer with CAC 13 until the squadron was decommissioned. I will never forget the awesome people, the training, the airlifts, or the missions. No matter where life takes me, nothing will compare to the experiences I had in the VPNavy. Thanks for the memories! I'm still in the Twin Cities, working in the fire service, and am soon to be a grandpa! Take care all!..." [02NOV2004]

BERNER, Warren K. Jr. mcqber@icloud.com "...I served with VP-5 (1937-1939). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 01MAY2019 | E-Mail Updated 22OCT2009 | 27MAY99]

BERNSTEIN, Howard AATLASMAN@AOL.COM "...I served with VPB-135 from November 1944 through September 1945. "Butch" Mason was our Commanding Officer. We were stationed at Attu Island in the Aleutians..." [04FEB2003]

BERREY, Tom tcberrey@aol.com "...I was in VP-5 between early 1968 and late 1970 as a Radion Operator on Crew 8, which was later changed to Crew 21. If there is anyone who remembers those wonderful deployments to NAS Bermuda, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I would like to hear from you..." [17APR2001]

BERRIDGE, John P3Chief@aol.com "...I served in VP-31 from '85 to '89 then graduated from F.E. school and went to VP-22 from '89 to '93 flew the last active duty super "Bee" and then went to VX-1 from '93 to '96, currently onboard VP-47 crew 10..." [29JAN99]

BERRIE, Patrick papi539@yahoo.com "...I served in GMGRU-1 and VU-1 from 1959 to 1961 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I am looking for their respective squadron Patches. GMGRU-1 has a Regulus ONE Missile on it and VU-1 has Octopus with a WWII Flight Cap on it. Thank you..." [02OCT2004]

BERRY, Burt berrybr@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VA(HM)-10 from October 1956 to September 1958. I flew with crew 4 (radio). I made the NAS Iwakuni, Japan deployment 1957-1958. It was a great time of my life, will never forget the experiences and the people. Would do it over again anytime. Hi to anyone out there that might remember me..." [E-Mail Updated 25JUN2008 | 01AUG2002]

BERRY, Cherlyn J. cherlynberry@hotmail.com "...I worked in the Admin Office and CMS Vault at VP-44 from April 1987 through October 1989. I remember the wonderful times that were had during our deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I'm curently at NAVMEDCEN Addictions Rehabilitation Department, Norfolk, VA as the Chief Administrator. I would love to hear from my Shipmates from those glorious times. Please drop me a greeting at anytime..." [14JUN2001]

BERRY, Robert ron.berry1@verizon.net "...Hi to all the men from VP-121 crew 18. I would love to hear from anyone who knows any thing about any old fossils remaining from our crew. This is my son's e-mail and you can contact me through him. I live in So. Ca. with my wife. I have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Would like to talk to my old buddies about the old days..." [31DEC2007]

BERRY, ADJ5 Robert rlbobberry@verizon.net "...ADJ-5: VT-26 at Chase Field from 1965 to 1969..." [21AUG2006]

BERRY, Ronald rberry8247@aol.com "...After the USS Forrestal fire in July of 1967 I was transferred to VX-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Went to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 as a crewmember on a C-121 Super Connie. We flew at night broadcasting radio programs in Vietnamese which I had to listen to for 4 hours a night and didn't understand one word of it. I faithfully set up the transmitter and sent out our trailing wire antenna and started each color coded tape at the precise time. Since we had our own airplane, we found excuses to fly to Manila and Bangkok when we couldn't take DaNang any more. They were memorable R&R's. Found out recently that my best friend over there Ron Stancavage passed away in 1984. My only regret was not marrying a Wave at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland named Jean Smith. If you are out there and read this Jean, I hope your life was full and happy. I dearly hope to see you again in God's Eternity along with all the great guys of VX-8. May God bless all of us..." [BIO Updated 24MAY2003 | 14JAN2002]

BERRY, Zeb V. c/o His Son Dana Berry danaberry@aol.com "...My Father, Zeb V. Berry from Myrtle Beach, SC, served in the USNR during WW2 in a PV-1 squadron as the navigator/radar. He said that they used to train air crews at NAS Beaufort, South Carolina. I believe he served with VP-147. He said they sank a u-boat one day, and that it was listed as a "probable" kill. If anyone else knows of this incident, or was involved in it, I would like very much to hear from you. Thank you..." [16JAN2003]

BERRYHILL, David dave.berryhill@gmail.com "...I served with VT-9 (09/1965-02/1969) at NAS Meridian, MS in the Powerplant Shop. I currently live in Huntsville, AL. I would to know if any Reunion's are scheduled and would also like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27APR2018 | 04MAR2012]

BERRYMAN, AZ3 Mel lemmel369@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (07/1969-07/1970) Base Support..." [14NOV2011]

BERSLEY, AE LeRoy insp243@yahoo.com "...After Basic and A school (AE), I was stationed at NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (AIMD) from August 1978 to February 1980 then VP-45 (deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida until I left the military in July 1982..." [29JUN2009]

BERT, AW2 Neil buckshot@brick.net "...I was an AW2 sensor 3 operator in VP-9 on crew 7 from 79-81. I would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates. I also served in the ASWOC/ASMOD on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) from 84-87 and In the SEABEES as a Construction Electrician from 87-90 with NMCB-74..." [15MAY2005]

BERTELSEN, Harry c/o daughter Janet Pierce jpierce4@alaska.net "...My father Harry Bertelsen was in squadron VPB-205 during World War II. He would like to hear from any of his crew mates..." [10MAR99]

BERTHA, George gbrt548@aol.com "...I served with VXN-8 from 1980 to 1982. Anyone of my old Shipmates who are interested please contact me..." [05MAR2006]

BESHIRS, Steve A. thaism@flash.net "...I was in VP-4 from 1961-63 at Naha Okinawa. Would like to hear from anyone that was in VP-4 during this time. I was also in a flight crew. Served under Com. Barnnett..." [30AUG99]

BESS, Charles CBess99852@aol.com "...Drafted 1971. Enlisted USN Aviation Electronics Technician VF 124. AOCS class 15-73 Mather; NAS Moffett Field, California VP-47 (78-81); Denver Recruiting 81-85; NSF Diego Garcia ASWOC 85-86; Monterey PGS 86-88; VP-9 88-91; NAVAIR 91-94; and Retired. Licensed Colorado Electrician, presently owner of P&C Electrical Inc..." [21FEB99]

BESSETTE, Roger vwrog@comcast.net "...I served with VP-18 (1957-1960) (Air Intelligence Officer) in Maintenance for 2years then general assignments upstairs..." [08MAR2016]

BESSINGER, YN2 William (Bill) wbessinger@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-2 NS Rota, Spain from December 22, 1966 to December 18, 1968. I worked in the Administartion Office and the Legal Office. LCDR Jack Taylor (later CO) was in charge of the Legal Office (when he was not TAD which was most of the time). I then served aboard the the USS Koelsch (DE-1048) until I was discharged April 1970. I left as a YN2. Looking for VQ-2's YN1 Arthur Yost and Larry Feldman..." [29SEP2004]

BEST, AD3 Alan Wayne alan@vedco.com "...I served with VP-11 (1981-1984) with two deploymnents to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and one deployment to NAS Bermuda and NAS Kingsville, Texas (1985-1987)..." [E-Mail Updated 06JAN2015 | 24OCT2013]

BEST, Bill bbest@medford.net "...My first duty station out of boot camp was NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, 1952-1954. I was assigned to VP-4 and to ComNavAirWhidbey. It has been so long ago I can not remember the names of any of the Shipmates. I was with the Squadron when it deployed to Okinawa, we were first at Kadina AF base, as the runway at Naha was under repairs. The latter part of our deployment we move over to Naha. After serving 12 years in the Navy, I moved over to the Army and retired as a Command Sergeant Major, in Psychological Operations. I will always remember my first flight in a P-2V at 25 feet off the water, with two other planes above us. I plan to make the Reunion in October..." [19APR98]

BEST, Dale M. dbest34@juno.com "...I was in Squadron VPB 123 PB4Y2 "Privateers" and we operated from Okinawa during WW-II. I was the first mechanic and aft top turret gunner in Crew 11. My pilot was Al McCuaig (Doctor) who passed away in June 1998. Our squadron has had several Reunions over the past few years and another one will be in Galveston, TX in 2002..." [10FEB2001]

BEST, Fred c/o His Son-In-Law Mike Anders eanders@erols.com "...My father-in-law, Fred Best flew with VS-48 during WWII. I'm particularly looking for mission reports dated 8/44 to 8/45 and of course, any pictures. Please let me know of any websites that may have information on VS-48 or FAW-4..." [23OCT2000]

BEST, Mike MBest12345@aol.com "...I enlisted and arrived Great Lakes in 02/1953...Arrived Norman OK aviation school in 5/53...Arrived Millington TN in 6/53 (saw the Blue Angel Crash within 100 yards - ouch)...Arrived Kwajalein 9/54 and flew radio/radar on PBM5As and Grumman Albatross' with five one-week Sea/Air/Rescue TADs to Wake Island plus VERY fun overnight trips to Ponape, Caroline Islands (now Pohnpei). I still correspond with the daughter of a real "South Pacific" plantation owner...Arrived NAS Whidbey Island, Washington 10/55 and joined VP-57 with 6-month TAD to NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Hardship discharge (two months early) in 12/56..." Personal WebSite: http://members.aol.com/mbest12345 [02JUL2000]

BEST, AMS2 P. J. "Pete" lostbutnotfound2@hotmail.com "...I served with VS-31 from March 1977 to February 1980. Made two Med. Cruises Indy in 1977 than work ups and cruise on Ike 1978 to 1979..." [07JUL2009]

BESTE, AW3 Neil "Beasty Boy" neilbeste@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-17 from 1986 to 1990 on CAC 4, The Fighting Lampreys. I was SS2 AW3 "Beasty Boy" at the beginning of my tour. I remember getting orders to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and flying straight to NAS Adak, Alaska. The airline sent my luggage to New Orleans. CAC 4 was then PP1 LT Greg Marturano, PP2 ENS Chaconas, PP3 ENS Hank Morrison, MC LT Chris Beilik, NAV ENS Meeker, SS1 AW2 Larry White, SS2 AWAN Neil Beste, SS3 AW1 Carl Becker, IFT AT2 T. Jones, ORD AO1 Steve Lutman, FFE AE1 R. (Oz) Osgood, and 2FE AE2 (Jughead) Jasper..." [07DEC2003]

BESWICK, Pete GBESWICK@ec.rr.com "...Interested in contacting and remaining members of VP-51 and VP-54 who served in the Pacific in WWII. My father LCDR William R. "Bill" Beswick any info appreciated..." [14OCT2000]

BESZE, AD3 Gerald pipeman011@gmail.com "...I served with FASRON-116 (1955-1956)..." [21JAN2016]

BETHARD, Bill wbethard@lookingglass.net "...I was an AE-2 attached to VP-46 in 1959 - 1961, and worked in the Electric/Electronic's shop's, located in the hanger closet to the Sea Plane Ramps located towards the northeast end of NAS North Island, San Diego, California. During that period, the squadron converted from P5M Martin Marlins to P2V Neptunes. I would appreciate hearing from anyone that might remember me...or anyone think I may remember them. Thanks..." [18JAN99]

BETHE, Kelly kbethe@bigfoot.com "...I was with VP-10 from 89-93. Spent the whole time as CAC-12's (Gooooooo, footlongers!) IFT. I'm now working as a consultant and living in Denver. It'd be great to hear from a past Lancer..." [27AUG98]

BETHKE, Eric "Girth" EBETHKE@AOL.COM "...VP-9 93-96 second tour..."

BETHKE, CDR Steven G. Shipmate Pix http://www.nol.navy.mil/homepages/vp4/co/CommandingOfficer.htm "...A native of Los Angeles, California, Commander Steven G. Bethke graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. He entered the Navy through Aviation Officer Candidate School and received a commission in January 1988. After designation as Naval Flight Officer and fleet replacement training in the P-3C (MOD) aircraft at VP-31, NAS Moffett Field, California, he reported to VP-17, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in June 1989. Commander Bethke made one deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska and a tri-site deployment during Operation DESERT STORM to NSF Diego Garcia; Masirah, Omanand NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. He served as the Electronic Branch Officer, Training Plans Officer and Command Services Officer. Commander Bethke reported to VP-31, NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructor NFO in June 1992 where he served as the Community Services Officer, Assistant Safety Officer and Aircraft Division Officer. During this tour he attended Webster University earning a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management. Reporting back to sea duty, Commander Bethke checked into USS KITTY HAWK air department in March 1995 where he qualified as Surface Warfare Officer, Officer of the Deck (Underway) and Command Duty Officer (Underway). Following this, he attended the Naval Post Graduate School from June 1997 to December 1998 receiving a Masters of Art degree in National Security Affairs with regional specialty in the Far East. He reported to VP-47, MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in June 1999 for his department head tour. Commander Bethke served as the Safety/NATOPS Officer, Tactics Officer and Operations Officer completing 2 multi-site deployments to NAF Misawa, Japan / NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia / Masirah, Oman/ NSA Bahrain. In August 2001 he reported to CPRW-1, Kami Seya Japan where he served as Current Operations Officer for Commander Task Forces 57 and 72 spending equal time in Japan and NSA Bahrain. During this tour he participated in Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. Moving back to Hawaii, Commander Bethke reported to VP-4 in April 2004 as executive officer. Personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various unit awards and campaign medals..." [19APR2005]

BETSKO, Bob mdbetsko@onemain.com "...I was a member of VP-49 from 1963 to 1966 when I was discharged. My rate was AZ(2) and I worked in the Maint./Quality Control Office. I was also a member Of crew 3 and flew at the Julie/ECM position. Also served as the crews cook on flights. Spent alot of time in NAS Bermuda, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, and made the NAS Adak, Alaska deployment in 66. I heve lost touch with everyone and would like to find some Shipmates we can share memories with. I don't have any idea what happened to Rinny?..." [31AUG2000]

BETSWORTH, Brian bcbetssr@aol.com "...I was in VP-21 from 6/55 to 8/58. I started as LTJG Guest's navigator on our first deployment to Malta 9/55 - 2/56. I was LTJG Saladino's Co-Pilot on my 2nd trip to Malta 12/56 to 5/57. I made PPC shortly after returning to NAS Brunswick, Maine and had my own crew for 10 months until to returned to civilian life 8/58. I stayed in the reserves at NAS Glenview, Illinois for 20 years, and flew 737, 727 and 767 for United Airlines as Capt before retiring in 1991. I also retired from the Navy Reserves as Captain. We now live in Naples, FL but have a summer cottage in Northport, ME just north of Camden. My wife is a Mainiac - thye now call themselves Mainers. I plan to attend the Reunion this summer at NAS Brunswick, Maine September 16 to 19. I hope to see some foks I know then..." [21FEB99]

BETTERS, TJ tjb@yahoo.com "...I served with VAW-13 from 1963 to 1965. I worked on the line as a Plane Captain. They were some of the best years of my life. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [13MAY2009]

BETTINSON, CDR David O. Retired dbettinson@comcast.net "...I served with VP-9 (1978-1981), VP-46 (1988-1990) and finished my Navy service at NROTC University of Utah (1990-1995). I am about to retire again after 20 years of teaching school..." [28NOV2015]

BETTS, CPO Charles Jr. Retired c/o Margaret Deubler (Daughter) deubler@comcast.net "...I served with VP-102 which was part of FAW-10. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29SEP2014]

BEUSE, AK3 Peter U. karaokepete@msn.com "...I was stationed at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with VP-48 as we made the transition from flying boats to P-3s. Stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California and NAS Iwakuni, Japan from 1966 to 1968. Would like to hear from LT Roy L. Ring at that time..." [03MAY2007]

BEUSSINK, AT1 Theodore J. Retired villabeussink@gmail.com "...I served with VP-67 from November 1970 to February 1989 when I retired after 28 years of Naval service and over 3500 hrs of flight time. I flew as radio operator with VR-1 from July 1959 to my discharge June 1962. Went to work at McDonnell Aircraft and missed flying so enlisted with Naval Reserve and was assigned to VP-793 (February 1967) where I earned my combat aircrew wings in the P2V. Assigned to VP-67 (November 1970) when squadron was formed and continued flying as ECM, Radio, and Julie operator. Have many fond memories of past Shipmates, crew members and the places we visited together. Would like to hear from anyone who served with me..." [08JUN2010]

BEVIS, AMSC Mark Retired mbevis@san.rr.com "...I served with VPU-1 (1977-1980), VXN-8 (1981 to 1984) and HSL squadrons at NAS North Island, San Diego, California until retirement..." [06JAN2011]

BEVITORI, Clente cbev63@iwon.com "...VP-5 from 1982-1987, crew-7 (SS1). Deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NAS Sigonella, Sicily again, then NAS Bermuda. onsta when the Yankee K-219 sank. Lot's of great times in a great squadron. Would love to hear from some old squadron mates..." [29AUG2000]

BEWLEY, CWO3 Norm Retired primenb@aol.com "...USS Edmonds (DE-406) (1951-1954), AT "A" School (1958), VS-21 (1959-1961), VS-29 (1961-1962), FAETU (1962-1966) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (JEZ Instructor), AVIB School (1966-1967), VS-25 (1967-1968), Warrant School (1968), FAETU (1968-1971) Div Off at Operator Training, Selected AW Warrant and went to VF-211 (1971-1972) as Avionics Officer and VP-46 (1972-1974) AW Div Officer to retirement. I currently live in Oklahoma..." [BIO Updated 23AUG2011 | 22APR2002]

BEYATTE, Bill billbeyatte2@netzero.com "...I served with VP-4 (TACCO) from 1972 to 1975 flying the P-3A and P-3B out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I also served as JAOPS Officer TSC NAF Misawa, Japan from 1978 to 1980 Detachment NSF Diego Garcia..." [26FEB2009]

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