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Memorial Picture "...BODOR, WO4 Guy H...Guy H. Bodor, Pearl Harbor Survivor And IBM Official, 82 - Mr. Bodor, of Aurora, Illinois, a decorated World War II veteran and retired customer service engineer with IBM, died of natural causes Monday, December 20, 2004, at Provena McAuley Manor in Aurora, at the age of 82. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, Guy H. Bodor had just finished night-shift duty in the Navy aboard the USS San Francisco. Family members said the ship was docked for repairs and unarmed. "He had just sat down to breakfast, when all of a sudden he heard boom, boom, boom," said his daughter Jeanne Larson. "After that he didn't really tell us anything more about what happened that day, because I think he wanted to protect us. He'd always say, `There's really no reason to talk about it.'" Mr. Bodor was born in Los Angeles, California. His father, Louis, was an aviation expert who taught people how to fly planes during the late 1910s and early 1920s. The early part of Mr. Bodor's childhood was spent in Davenport, Iowa, before his family moved to Chicago's [Illinois] North Side. He attended Senn High School. Mr. Bodor enlisted in the Navy in 1940 and completed boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Station. He then attended Aviation Radio School in San Diego, California. Family members said he spent 56 months as a radioman in the Pacific theater, participating in the Wake Island relief expedition, the attack on the Marshall and Gilbert Islands, air action off Bougainville, the Salamaua-Lae Raid, the Battle of Cape Esperance and the Battle of Guadalcanal. In 1943 Mr. Bodor was assigned to VB-140, based in the Russell Islands for the New Georgia-Bougainville-New Ireland campaigns. Family members said he later was reassigned to VPB-123 and participated in the Okinawa invasion. Mr. Bodor was decorated many times, including receiving a Purple Heart for injuries suffered in the Battle of Guadalcanal, for which his unit received the first Presidential Unit Citation, family members said. He also was awarded the Naval Air Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, American Defense Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign-Pacific Operations Medal and the Naval Reserve Medal for faithful service. "He was so humble about all his medals from the war," his daughter said. "He'd always say, `I'm no hero, I just did the right thing at the time.'" Mr. Bodor continued his service after the war in the Naval Reserve and was called to active duty in 1961. While in the Reserve, he attained the rank of chief warrant officer 4, serving until his retirement in 1982. In 1946 Mr. Bodor joined IBM, working in its main office in Chicago and later in its Aurora office. He retired as a senior customer service engineer. Mr. Bodor was active in the community at SciTech Hands-On Museum, Golden Kiwanis and New England Congregational Church. He also was a member of the Naval Order of the United States and served as president of the Aurora Navy League - Chicago Tribune..." Google WebSite http://groups.google.com/group/alt.obituaries/browse_thread/thread/b68344e306a9a282/b2af9c4c8a30805c?lnk=st&q=%22patrol+bombing+squadron%22&rnum=2&hl=en#b2af9c4c8a30805c [11SEP2005]

Memorial Picture "...BOEMIG, AO1 Harold R... I recently learned that my squadronmate in 1949 in FASRON-3, NAS Norfolk, Virginia passed away on 2-15-2003. He was AO1 Harold R. Boemig, in 1949. He is buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Claremont, NH. Information found in Nationwide Gravesite Locator, Department of Veterans Affairs..." Contributed by TIMMER, AT2 Harold w8hgt@sbcglobal.net [20JUL2007]

Memorial Picture "...BOISSONNEAULT, CWO3 Al...My father, CWO3 Al Boissonneault, passed away January 6, 2015 and was interred at National Arlington Cemetery on September 29, 2015. Dad served with VP-92, VR-51, VP-69 and VAQ-137. I would like to hear from those who served with him and stories/pictures you may have..." Contributed by CDR Kevin Boissonneault kboissonneault@hotmail.com [13FEB2016]

Memorial Picture "...BORDO, John...Sadly, John Bordo, who was a Yeoman in VS-37 Admin during the USS Yorktown CVS-10 deployment in 1958/59, passed away on Friday afternoon 16 August 2002 in New Jersey, following complications associated with stomach cancer. We have all lost a friend and a good squadron mate. Regrets, EASTMAN, Jack G. vsnavy.org@westnet.com.au..." [Updated 11MAR2004 | 17AUG2002]

Memorial Picture "...BORGFORD, CPO Clyde F...My Father, CPO Clyde F. Borgford, passed away on May 17, 2010 at his home in Wasilla, Alaska. My father entered the Navy in July 1943 and retired to the inactive reserve April 1, 1974. During the war he served aboard PC-571 known after the war as the USS Ankola. After the war he was assingned to HU-891 and later HS-892 at NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington. In 1969 he was assigned as an original member of VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington until his retirement in 1974. I would like to hear from any of his former Shipmates..." Contributed by Mike A. Borgford clancey_dog@yahoo.com [18JUN2010]

Memorial Picture "...BORTMES, Norman "Sonny"...It is with deepest regrets that I inform all VP-49ers of the passing into glory of my life long friend Norman "Sonny" Bortmes, in January 2005. He was extremely ill the past couple of years suffering from diabetsis, heart problems and was on kidney dialysis too. He is survived by his wife Shirley and two married children. Sonny was the second Mech on EA1, CAPTAIN Fisher's plane and was very proud of that. I really miss him...Jim Gilpin ocvjim@netzero.com..." [19SEP2005]

Memorial Picture "...BOSWORTH, ADR1 Warren R...Why did it take the death of my Dad, Warren R. Bosworth, to find out that he was in Vietnam before it was a WAR. Good grief. Dad served with VP-21 and VP-24. I miss my bat man. He was my Dah and I never got to know that part of him. I would have loved to fly with ya'll. yocom@bellsouth.net..." [14APR2009]

Memorial Picture "...BOYCE, SP1 Robert Joseph "Bob"...My Father, Robert Joseph (Bob) Boyce, passed away at age 75 on September 16, 1995. Dad was a resident of Margate, near Atlantic City and joked that he joined the Navy to see the world and ended up 15 miles away at NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was a licensed CAA Control Tower Operator at Bader Field, Atlantic City and later when the base opened in Pomona, on April 24, 1943, he was stationed there. He entered the Navy on December 31, 1942 and was discharged at Lido Beach, L.I., New York on March 31, 1946. After he left the Navy, he had his own dry cleaning business for approximately 10 years in Margate, NJ. After that time, he became a member of Operating Engineers #825, from which he retired in the early 1980's...Carol Boyce Heinisch cheinisch@aol.com..." [26MAY2009]

Memorial Picture "...BOYD, Jim...Jim Boyd (served with VP-1, VP-17, VP-22, VP-48, and VP-50), 58 years of age, passed away at 12:31 on July 18, 2003 at the hospital. He had Sepsis and his whole body just shut down. The funeral will be on Monday, July 21, 2003 - at 10:00 A.M. and will be held at the Hartman Funeral Home in McComb, Miss. Cards may be sent to: James Boyd Family, 1037 Golf Lane, Summit, MISS 39648. Forwarded by Lee Anderson vp48sugarfox1@gmail.com ..." [19JUL2003]

Memorial Picture "...BOYD, Randall T....A note to inform you of the passing of CDR Randall T. Boyd. He was CO of VP-34 in 1955. He passed away on October 27, 2001 and was buried November 29, 2001 with full military honors and all family present at Arlington National Cemetery...Nick Farnett njf5@comcast.net - VP-34 Aircrewman (1954-1956)..." [19DEC2001]

Memorial Picture "...BOWMAN, AEC William D...Bill Bowman passed away after a heart attack on July 23, 1998. He was 54 years old. Bill already and aircrewman became a P-3 FE in the mid 1970's in VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He served at NADEP NAS Alameda, California followed by a final flying tour with VQ-2 in NS Rota, Spain. He is survived by his wife, Judy, and 2 stepsons..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [07AUG2008]

Memorial Picture "...BOZARD, Roger Gary...My Father, Roger Gary Bozard, served with VP-45 Crew 10 as a ATN3 from 1970 to 1971. He passed away suddenly on June 13, 2003 - he was only 56 years old. Since the time of his death, I have gone through a lot of pictures of his time in the Navy, and was wondering if anyone out there remembers him. He was an exceptional Father, husband, and friend to all. I would love to hear your stories or memories if you have any. Thanks!...Javan Addy caddy@sc.rr.com..." [06SEP2004]

BOARD, Jim vega008@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-7 from November 1956 to June 1960..." [E-Mail Updated 09AUG2001 | 15JUL2000]

BOARINI, Ed ed.boarini@crbard.com "...I was with VP-8 in the early 70's on Crew 10. I'd enjoy hearing from old crew members..." [27JUL2000]

BOATRIGH, Rudy rboatright@lsijax.com"...Served in VP-18 from 11/61 to 4/64, VP-23 from 7/69 to 12/72, VP-24 from 7/76 to 8/89, and VP-30 from 8/79 to 8/82. Saw some names who looked familiar, and will try and get in touch..."

BOBBITT, AFCM Ben benjamin.bobbitt@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (1991-1996) as a FE (instructor) and currenly with NAVal AIR SYStems COMmand (NAVAIRSYSCOM)..." [10AUG2013]

BOBBITT, John RETBBSTACR@JUNCT.COM "...Served with VP-24 from 56-60, VP-18 from 64-68, VP-5 during the 70's, and Retired fom NAMTRA Det 75. Send me an E-mail if you remember me...Also served with VAHM-13..." [E-Mail Updated 05DEC2001 | BIO Updated 12FEB99 | [09FEB99]

BOBE, Sidney (Sid) 102227.1323@compuserve.com "...I was Plankowner in Patrol Wing 8 (later Fleet Air Wing 8 Hedron) NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Alameda, California. I became Storekeeper striker 1941. I was assigned to Chief SK Burns in Disbursing, up to SK1c with Chief Alston (aka Sea-Pappy). CDR (to Commodore, poss Adm) John Dale Price CO; Aaron Putnam Storrs, LTCDR, XO until about 1943. Students of Naval Air History will know those names--an honor to have worked for them! FAW-8 well known in SF Bay area for dancing abilities of its personnel. I ocassionally still find 'girls' that recall our "Wing-Dings". Seeing VP-81, VP-2, VP-3, and VP-4 mentioned brings back memories of pre-war NAS Norfolk, Virginia days. If anyone knows of Stoney Arnold, Joe Cable, "Turlo O'Hagen", Tony Cinquano, LTjg A. Fogel, or anyone else from FAW-8's Pay Office? BIT OF HISTORY: FAW-8...arrived from NAS Norfolk, Virginia mid-December 1941, NAS Alameda, California and immediately was shipped to Pearl Harbor (by mistake which we learned about an hour too late) as we were in a 100? ship convoy. FAW-8 returned to NAS Alameda, California in January '42. PS: The west bound ship was chartered by the Army, the food was lousy, and many of the solders were seasick and had to be taught to heave over the leeside and not into the wind. BIT OF HISTORY: FAW-8, NAS Alameda, California; Lt.Cmdr J. V. (JigVictor) Riley and his crew died in a PV1 crash near the city of Redding, Calif. Accident occurred during a training flight with a PV1 (Lockheed Vega) which were new to the Squadrons (exact date not recalled)..." [07AUG99]

BOBOC, Robert D. mrboboc@sbcglobal.net "...I served on active duty with VP-46 (1983-1987) and VP-31 (1987-1989). I transferred to the Naval Reserve and served served with VP-91 (1996-1998) and VP-65 (1999-2005). Currently serving in the Air Force Reserves at Travis Air Base in Fairfield, CA..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 07JUL2007 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 11MAY2003 | 13OCT98]

BOCADE, Emil J. c/o his son M.D. Bocade holdayeng@yahoo.com "...Served with VB-108, VB-102 and VB-121 late in the war. Somewhere down the line we have lost his squadron albums. I would appreciate any information we could pass along to "Dad". Thanks for your help..." [E-Mail Updated 09NOV2010 | 04DEC98]

BOGDANSKI, PR2 Leonard J. bogsy41@gmail.com "...I served with VU-10 (02/1960-09/1961) at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba..." [15NOV2020]

BODEN, AMH1 (AW) Pete Retired pboden19@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-11 from December 1988 to May 1994 and a tour with VP-44 from April 1982 to October 1985. I am currently serving with VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida...I retired 3 years ago and have continued seeing more of the world than I thought I would. I work for a Mechanical Contractor and have enjoyed those perdiem checks that we have heard of but never seen. If your browsing the boards give me a shout..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08JAN2007 | 29JAN2000]

BODIFORD, Mary Beth MaryBeth536@aol.com "...I was an AT2 stationed at NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii in VC-1 1977-1979. Does anyone remember when the Admiral's C-118 and P-3 were part of VC-1? Remember polishing that C-118 for days and days? And then as soon as they started up the engines -- gush! -- oil all over the polish job. I can't find my list of people I served with. AW1 Rick Coggins is the only one who comes to mind right away. I'm so sad that NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii closed down. I have such great memories of that base. It seems as if all the bases I was stationed at are gone: NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii, my boot camp in Florida. It was great to visit the web site though. Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories..." [08FEB2000]

BODKER, Harold c/o His Son Alan Bodker daddyo41653@aol.com "...My dad Harold Bodker flew in the PB4Y as tail gunner from 1943-1946 in VPB-103. Most of the time from the UK. Pilot was Lt. Anderson. My dad is interested in finding fellow crew members to speak with. He is looking for John E. Roche if anybody remembers..." [03MAR2000]

BODUS, AZ Tim bogus25@cox.net "...Hey gang..I was an AZ with VP-46 from 1986-1990. Deployed to NSF Diego Garcia / NAF Misawa, Japan and spent time in NAS Moffett Field, California. Had fun, always wonder what happenned to everyone. If you remember drop a line or so..." [02JUN2006]

BOEDEKER, ATC Willis Retired ka5rgm@embarqmail.com "...I served with VP-7 (02/1960-1962) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida with a deployment to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, VS-30 (1962-1963) NAS Key West, Florida, left Navy and joined the Army (1963-1966), left Army and re-joined the Navy in 1968 serving aboard the USS Hancock (CV-19), USS Forrestal (CV-59), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) finally VT-26 at NAS Kingsville, Texas until retirement in 1981..." [08JAN2015]

BOEHM, AT2 Carl carlboehm@aol.com "...I served in FASRON-2 from November 1955 to December 1957. My rating when I left was AT2. In January 1958 I was transferred to a missile command in Virginia. After being discharged in September 1958, I went to Michigan State University to study Electrical Engineering. After graduation, I worked for North American Aviation and Hughes Aircraft. I'm presently retired in Fallbrook, California. I would like to know the whereabouts of Walt Masters, Jim Shell, Wayne Hummel, Pitts or any other old buddies..." [24APR2003]

BOEHM, PC2 Ralph P. chefitalian@sbcglobal.net "...I was in VT-24 from Oct 62 to Nov 63 in Students Jackets. I was the yoeman. I enjoyed my time at VT-24 and do not live far there now. I always liked living in Texas, so I moved here some twenty-nine years ago. If anybody remembers me, please say hi and send me and email..." [21JAN2005]

BOEKE, AK2 Dale L. ;boeked@usa.redcross.org "...I served with VX-4 from 1968-1970 and worked in Aviation Supply from there I went to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii until 1972. Are there any Reunionns being held? Glad to hear from anyone..." [29JAN2003]

BOER, Bob boer@taylorwiseman.com "...I served as a Flight Engineer with VP-64 and VP-66 (1974 to 1980)..." [09JAN2001]

BOERGER, Ron "Mongo" rboerger@msw0.attnet.or.jp "...VP-1 81-84, VP-4 89-92, PATWINGSPAC DET ADAK OIC 93-94, Commander, Patrol Wing Ten (CPW-10) Ops Officer 94-96, currently XO at NAF Misawa, JA. Would love to hear from any former shipmates!..."

BOERSMA, AO2 Brian bboersma@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-48 from 1983 - 1986 with crew 7. We had a split deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska/ NAS Misawa, Japan then a full 6 months at NAS Adak, Alaska. Then I moved on to NRD Chicago until summer 1990 when I departed Uncle Sam's Navy. I currently reside in the Chicago area. I would like to hear from any Shipmatesand any AO's who know how to work a computer!..." [E-Mail Updated 04MAR2003 | 11FEB99]

BOETTCHER, Mark markboettcher@yahoo.com "...I served in VP-11 from May 1973 as an ATAN to Nov 1978 as an AT2. During that time I made 2 deployments each to NAS Bermuda and NS Rota, Spain. From there went to NAF Mildenhall for 3 years, NAS Sigonella, Sicily for 3 years and then recruiting at NRD Boston for 3 years. Thanks for all the great times Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 10MAR2002 | E-Mail Updated 24JAN2000 | 08FEB98]

BOETTCHER, Richard dboettc@twa.com "...I was one of the original photographers with PROJ TRIM and later VAH-21. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the Reunion..." [E-Mail Updated 24JAN2000 | 31JAN98]

BOETTCHER, CAPTAIN Robert Richard Retired http://www.usna.com/history/classof1940/B.htm "...Bob was Deck Division and Turret Officer in TUSCALOOSA (CA 37) when the ship hosted President Franklin Roosevelt on his Caribbean inspection trip of "Bases for Destroyers," and escorted him to Argentia. While one of only four (all classmates, Pancho Hunker, Ray Koshliek, Dick Laning) top watch standers in HORNET (CV 8), Bob saw LCOL Doolittle (Tokyo Raiders) and LCDR Waldron (Torpedo 8 - Midway) wave on take-off. After that it was flight training at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (New Year's Eve 42/43), NAS Pensacola, Florida, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Bob hunted German subs off Brazil with VP-94 (PBY 5A); then familiarization in PBM and Commanding Officer of VPB-18 (PBM 5) during the Okinawa operation (for which they received the Navy Unit Commendation). The squadron established the first and only Navy Air transport between Saipan and Tokyo for two months. PG School at the USNA and MIT came next and then on to be Executive Officer of the FASRON at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Bob then became the Operations Officer of MINDORO (CVE 120); Commanding Officer of FASRON-115 and Commanding Officer of the NAS Trinidad, British West Indies. Two tours in BuAer preceded retirement on 31 October 1959. Bob received the last of "Tombstone" promotions to Captain..." [21JUL2003]

BOGART, John john.bogart@worldnet.att.net "...Served in VW-13, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, 1961-1963, VAW-33 Det. 59, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. ATW2 ECM Aircrew. Loved flying in those great old WV2s. Tailhook flying off of Saratoga, Independence and Forrestal was great, sometimes even thrilling! Lots of great memories, don't quite remember the bad times. Looking for an old lost friend, Patrick Terence Shea from AT School at Millington, 1961, who later went to NAS Point Mugu, California or Port Hueneme, not sure which..." [25AUG2000]

BOGGESS, Ronald rboggess@fbnet.net "...After AX-A school I was assigned to VP-31. I served there from March 64 to August 66. I was assigned to the Enlisted Training Department. Trained as radio operator and AX. I flew in all of the AX positions as operator or in-flight observer on training flights. I was radio operator on a P2 training flight that ditched just west of the field because of a fuel problem. (I have photos if you are interested). Thanks..." [06JAN2002]

BOGGS, ATN3 Charles C. "Charlie" cboggs1@dc.rr.com "...I served with VP-19 from April 1955 to August 1958. During this time the squadron was deployed twice. NAS Iwakuni, Japan from November 1955 to April 1956 (I think these may have been ground pounding days for me) and NAS Kodiak, Alaska and Fairbanks (during which time I was a member of flight crew 8 as 3 R) from May 1957 to November 1957. There were many great times some sad times. I was discharged from T.I. as an ATN3 in August 1958. I would certainly like to hear from any squadron or crew mate!..." [E-Mail Updated 18MAR2003 | E-Mail Updated 07JUL2002 | 14FEB2001]

BOGGS, John johnandteri@cox.net "...I served with VA-122, VP-45, VP-31, VP-22, NAS Fallon, Nevada, and VP-40. Loved the Navy, Civlant not the same..." [17MAY2004]

BOGGS, William P. Wpboggs@aol.com "...I transferred to VP-3 when FASRON 9 folded at Cecil Field, Florida in early '50. Transferred from VP-3 to shore duty at NAS Point Mugu, California in late '52 (Backseat Radar Operator for Area Clearance in XAD-1W, AD-4, and AF). Transferred from NAS Point Mugu, California to VP-47 in '54 and left VP-47 and the Navy in mid-'56. I reside in California after a 30 year service career and now almost 26 years of blessed retirement..." [12JUL98]

BOHN, CAPTAIN Robert W. Retired erbohnscw@yahoo.com "...I just ran across the VP-90 information on the web. That sure brought back fond memories as I was the second CO of that supurb outfit (1970-1972). We flew the SP2H in those days and what an aircraft THAT was! Reading all the later things about the Squadron and its noteworthy accomplishments certainly made me more proud (if thats possible) to say that: I TO WAS A MEMBER OF THAT SQUADRON. Even after decomissioning years ago VP-90 still lives in the hearts of its people. For those interested, Esther and I live in a retirement city in Arizona where we have been for three years. We love it here in the west and spend time at Luke AFB on occasion which is 8 miles from our home. I noticed Andy Lawrence in the photo of your latest Reunion. I think that was the Andy who was a LT ADMIN officer when I was the CO. Time sure flys. Please let me know if a follow on Reunion is planned. If possible I'd like to attend..." [04FEB2001]

BOHNERT, John BohnertJJ@webtv.net "...Right after Navy bootcamp and Great Lakes, I was TAD to VS-30, Key West, FL. This was in late 1961. I worked in the ASW Aircrew Training Office as a Yeoman. I learned what to do from Richard S. Todd, a 3rd class PO, who was a "short-timer". I enjoyed my 6 months stay with VS-30. The squadron was using the S2F airplanes for training at that time. Next, I reported to Missile Tech "A" School in Damneck, VA. Upon completion I reported to TALOS missile "C" School at Mare Island, CA. Then I was assigned to the guided-missile cruiser, USS Columbus (CG-12). She was in the Bremerton, WA shipyards. The USS Columbus (CG-12) had just been converted from a heavy cruiser built in 1944. I will always remember fondly my six-month stay with VS-30 in NAS Key West, FL. I almost gave up my MT "A" and TALOS "C" schools to stay with the ASW squadron. LTjg Moffett tried to talk me into staying in the ASW Aircrew Training Office..." [19APR2002]

BOHRER, Robert flags@means.net "...I was in VP-815 at NAS Minneapolis in 1961 as a recruit. On active duty in 1962 and eventually served with VW-11 from 1964 and 65 at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and at NAS Keflavik, Iceland as second radioman. I was delighted to see the names of my PPC Capt Bunce and other radiomen Roberts, Sitko and Leach I flew with..." [08JAN99]

BOHRMAN, Jim onetech@ptd.net "...I served with VT-26 as PN3, Enlisted Personnel Office from 1973 through 1974. Training Squadron TWENTY-SIX NAS Chase Field, Beeville, Texas. Would like to hear from someone that I served with there..." [24JAN2001]

BOIN, Bill billboin37@gmail.com "...I served with VP-661 (1963-1969) as a Radio Operator flying with CDR Charles Lurcott and LCDR Frank Warner..." [19JAN2017]

BOISSONNEAULT, CWO3 Al Retired clvn5510@comcast.net "...I served with RTU-92 at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts and VP-92 before transfering to VR-51 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. When I flew with VP-92 my duties were as a FCPC. One of the pilots that I flew with was RADM S. T. Keith. He has come a long way and is now the guy in New Orleans. My enlisted rate went from ADR to ADJ to AD. I then served with VP-69 as the Maintenance Chief when I was selected to ADCS in 1978. I stayed with VP-69 until I was commissioned in 1981. I then went from the good Navy to the ship Navy and served aboard the USS Ranger (CV-61, USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and that was with VAQ-137. I then did a tour with AIMD at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. My final tour was with the VA-52 (Knight Riders). I retired in 1990..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAY2005 | E-Mail Updated 22MAY2004 | E-Mail Updated 03AUG2002 | 19JAN98]

BOISSONNEAULT, PN3 Lisa boissonlisa@msn.com "...I served with VP-10 from 1987 though 1990 and Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) Naval Station Newport, RI from 1991 to 1993. I would like to hear from YN Curtis "Stick" Blaine Swanson and Donald W. Lemcool as well as any other former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 11JAN2010 | 12OCT2002]

BOJANOWSKI, Edward C/O George Damoff rgdamoff@bellsouth.net "...Enlisted Oct. 1951. After Training/schooling in NAS Jacksonville, Florida and NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I joined VP-34 in Trinidad, British West Indies in Oct. 1952. Left VP-34 in Sep.1954. Transfered to Flight Test, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland until released from the Navy in Oct. 1955. While in VP-34, flew on every aircraft in the squadron. Was Plane Captain/Flight Engineer on EC-10, C.A.C. at Flight Test NAS Patuxent River, Maryland flew as flight test engineer on various aircraft and on flight test program for P-2V-5 w/jet pods, later to become P-2V-7. Attended school at Lockheed Burbank for introduction to the jet engine. Learned to fly at Park Hall Strip outside NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Solo'd in an Aeronca Champ 7AC. I'm loking for Shipmates that I served with. I currently am not on the internet but am being assisted here by George Damoff. Anyone can contact me at 1522 Crown Lane, Glenview, IL 60025. Ph.847-729-3506..." [E-Mail Updated 24JUN99 | 27APR98]


BOLAND, AT Sean K. 2rooper@comcast.net "...I served with VP-46 (1992-1997) with deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan and NSF Diego Garcia. I worked for Inland Business Systems as a field service technician up until December 2000. I have since joined Intel as an engineering technician and worked on the Pentium III and Xeon processors. I left Intel in November of 2001 and am now working at Hewlett Packard as a senior electronics engineering tech designing and building computer servers. I married my wife in 1995 and we have two children, Kyle and Bryanna. I am also still playing drums and am playing with different bands. I also enjoy working on my 1965 Chevy Impala SS which is about 90% restored. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 13JUN2013 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 23JUL2004 | E-Mail Updated 15NOV2000 | 01APR99]

BOLDEN, CMC Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...Enlisted in the United States Navy 31 May 1979 and completed Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, IL. Upon completion of Recruit Training he reported to Meridian, MS for YN "A" school. Master Chief Bolden active duty assignments include: Fighter Squadron ONE SIX ONE aboard the USS MIDWAY (CV-41) at Yokosuka, Japan, where he was assigned as the Administrative and Operations Yeoman completing three Indian Ocean deployments. His next assignment was VP-56 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, assigned as the Communications and Operations Yeoman. His final active duty assignment was Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) Command in Pensacola, Florida, where he was assigned to the Administrative Office. While assigned in NAS Pensacola, Florida, he applied for and was approved conversion to the Training and Administration of the Reserves (TAR) Program. Reserve Force assignments include: Commander, Naval Reserve Construction Force at Greensboro, North Carolina, where he worked as AT/ADT/IDTT Coordinator for the Southeast Region. His next Reserve assignment was Readiness Command NINE at NAS Millington, Tennessee, assigned to the Manpower and later to the Administrative Department, serving as Leading Petty Officer. Other Reserve assignments include: Helicopter Combat Support Squadron FIVE at Naval Air Weapons Station Point Mugu, California, where he served as the Administrative Office Leading Chief Petty Officer. He next transfered to NAval Reserve Columbia, South Carolina, following that assignment VP-65 at Naval Air Weapons Station Point Mugu, California. He next reported to Commander, Naval Reserve Readiness Command Southeast, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Then he promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer and earned a Bachelor Degree in Business from Columbia College of Missouri. In December 2001, he reported as Command Master Chief of Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron FIVE, where he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. In June 2004, he reported to VP-62 to assume the duties as Command Master Chief..." [16JUN2005]

BOLDEN, ADR1 Marvin G. Uspeak@webtv.net "...I served three years as a Plane Captain with VP-17 stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I had many hours in P2V7 aircraft and lots of Market Time patrol missions. Not once did we have any controlled crashes or major accidents. We all came back home in good shape. I have lots of photo's of the ASW type Neptunes from my Vietnam days..." [E-Mail Updated 19APR2003 | 04NOV2000]

BOLERJACK, Bob rbolerjack@cox.net "...I served with VP-50 from 1955 to 1958, VP-48 from 1960 to 1962 and back to VP-50 from 1965 to 1967 ..." [E-Mail Updated 09JAN2009 | 15NOV2001]

BOLGER, Larry Shipmate Pix cremestout@aol.com "...Served with VP-23 during conversion (1969-1971) from P2 to P-3 in NAS Brunswick, Maine. Made split deployment in 1970 with CAC-10 earned wings at ordance position, logged 1600 hrs in that short time. Have alot of great photos and memories, especially when NAV would get lost and all these other AC showed up on our wing tips. Longest flight lasted 16 hrs during hostage crisis in Syria (5 AC taken) out of Souda Bay. Most interesting was the flight back to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR with total hydraulic failure..." Personal WebSite: http://hometown.aol.com/cremestout/mypage.html [WebSite/PIX Added 13FEB2006 | 25JUL2003]

BOLIN, LCDR Jim jim.bolin@navy.mil "...I served with VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California as an IFT in 1986, VP-48 from 1987 to 1991, a short stay at BUPERS SDC and then to OCS. Commissioned by CDR Deon Harkey in 1994. After the NFO pipeline I went TACAMO (E-6A) with VQ-3 from 1996 to 1997. I transitioned back to VP in 1997 and went to VP-16. I am now in VX-20 Air Test and Evaluation squadron NAS Patuxent River, Maryland DSN 757-9886 COMM 301-757-9886. I would love to hear from any former Shipmates..." [11JUN2004]

BOLLATI, Charles bollati@worldnet.att.net "...I served in VJ-1 at and up until the attack on Pearl Harbor..." [27APR2000]

BOLLEGAR, AT2 Chuck cbollegar@charter.net "...I was assigned to VP-861 NAS Jacksonville, Florida October 1950. Discharged March, 1953. The squadron had become VP-18 and the VP-861 reserves were returned to NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I'm reaching out to se if any other of my fellow Shipmates are still around..." [27APR2006]

BOLOTTE, Mark (Pugsley)bolotte@mindspring.com "...1981 through 1987 CAC 9..."

BOLSTAD, ADR2 Rodney rodgb1940@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-21 from September 1967 to March 1969. I was a Plane Captain on the C-118B. Had the time of my life. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06JAN2009]

BOLT, David dmbolt43@hotmail.com "...I served aboard NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (1964-1966) in the Weapons Department and aboard the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) (1966-1967) in the Guided Missile Division..." [29JAN2012]

BOLTON, ADAN George Herman Jr. ghboltonjr@gmail.com "...I served with VP-48 with a deployment to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan as a T-56 AD-6418 Turbo Fan Jet Technician..." [24MAR2014]

BOLTS, AMH2 Phillip boltsfab5@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-22 (11/1977-07/1981) and worked in Communications, Corrosion Control, Airframes and finally in the AIMD Hydraulic Shop. I was in the Active Navy Reserves and served with VP-69 until September 1985. My years with the Blue Geese went by very fast, but I will never forget that time in my life. To the men that I served with, I salute you..." [BIO Updated 28JUL2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 04MAR2009 | 06MAR2007]

BOMMER, LCDR William P. bbomm@all.com "...I served with VP-7 from 1961 to 1964 and flew with Crew-6, Crew-9 and Crew-10..." [06MAR2011]

BONAR, AO3 William L. "Wild Bill" beemer@zipcon.net "...I was part of the VP-50 family '67-'70. Went through the SP5B schools and learned all about them, then watched them go away. Moved to NAS Moffett Field, California for P-3A transition. Made both the 1968 WestPac and 1969 WestPac. Crew 8 was my home with Kersting, Clark, Speed and our PPC Desilva. Haven't seen many ex-VP-50 but have crossed paths with a few. Terry King is here in Seattle, as was Don Accetturo (deceased). Phil Rossnagle was in Everett and Vic Jones was here in Bothell. Ran into him back in the '70's with VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Where's Mickey Flagg? If anyone hears about a Reunion, let me know. Sure sorry to hear about CDR. Hausler..." [21MAR2001]

BONCK, Henry hbonck3@bellsouth.net "...I reported for duty with VP-18 on March 14, 1964 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. The squadron was soon tranfer'd to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and a more beautiful place I couldn't have asked for. I was a ground pounder assigned to the Avionics Shop (night check) where most of the maintenance was really done! I was also TAD to AMD Electronics shop. I made many trips to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with the squadron detachment there. I was married during this time and my first child was born there. Base enlisted housing as I remember it was great and I had a view of the sea from my bedroom window. I would really like to make contact with anyone from this era or any old Shipmates that remember me. Ed Connelly, an old friend that I have lost contact with is also listed on this page. Ed if you read this send me an E-mail! Pappy Neal, are you still out there? Stef? Others too numerous to mention (or forgotten)..." [E-Mail Updated 17JUL2010 | 23JUL2003]

BOND, AWA1 Jack Retired jjbond@chorus.net "...Tacco Sensor 1 - I have a probable at BP alley! CAC 7 had many charges up Cubi Point Hill (not) San Jaun Hill. Those were the days. I retired from VP-60 in 1990. Too old to climb the latter. I remember many great Shipmates and fond memories of the Cobras from NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal to NAS Misawa, Japan..." [26JUN2000]

BOND, AT1 William H. Retired wbond@estl.org "...I served with VP-44..." [13JAN2000]


BONDURANT, AT3 James james.bond@sprynet.com "...I joined VP-17 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in May 1968 just prior to the transition. After a few months more of training at NAS Moffett Field, California I rejoined the squadron at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in October of 1968. I deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan (69-70) and to NS Sangley Point, Philippines (70-71). I worked in the AT shop and I was alternate aircrew and flew as aft observer/Sonabouy humper/coffee gofer/1st assistant honey bucket engineer and occasionally as in-flight tech for several crews. Finding familiar names, Lt. McLaughlin, Wiele, Cox, Elbert and Clapp stirs memories of fun and adventure. Bon Chance Shipmates and remember L'Audace, L'Audace, toujours L'Audace!..." [11JUL2004]

BONDS, AE3 Melvin A. Jr. mabonds2@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VW-1 (1958-1960) VR-8 (1960-1962)..." [01DEC2010]

BONENFANT, AMCS (AW/NAC) Raymond P. Retired Shipmate PixCirca 2003 raymondpb@aol.com "...RTC Great Lakes August 1980 company 264. After a sea tour in VS-22 and a shore tour in VA-174 both at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, I received orders to VP-5 home ported at NAS Jacksonville, Florida where I served from 1987 to 1993 as an Airframes CDI, QAR and Instructor FE. In 1993 I was transferred across the street to NAMTRADET MTU 1011 and taught P-3 Airframes and FE Systems. In 1996 I transferred back across the street to hanger 1000 again but this time to VP-45 where I had the privilege of being advanced to Chief Petty Officer. I continued serving as an Instructor FE, Airframes QAR and as the Airframes Branch CPO while also obtaining my first Maintenance Control Safe for Flight qualification. In 1999 I transferred to Force Aircraft Test Squadron (VX-20) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland where I became multiple platform Safe for Flight qualified while continuing to stay current as a P-3 FE. In 2001 I transferred to the Naval Test Wings Atlantic where I served as a Wing Maintenance Logistics Chief until I transfer to VP-46 home ported out of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in 2003. I finished my 26 year career serving as a FE, Maintenance Control Supervisor, QA Supervisor and Line Division LCPO..." [02MAR2010]

BONER, Jerry jerryb@chartermi.net "...Greetings to all! I served in VP-46 from 59 to 60 as a ATR2 and flew with Crew # 1. That included Trans-PAC to NS Sangley Point, Philippines with excursions to Hong Kong, Cebu, Bokoko, Okinawa and the boat trips to Manila..." [E-Mail Updated 27DEC2001 | 19DEC98]

BONIFACE, CAPTAIN William S. http://users.wpi.edu/~wguinn/nrotc/co.html "...Captain Boniface graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree and reported to his first assignment as First Lieutenant aboard USS LEAHY (CG-16) homeported in Norfolk, VA. While there, he completed a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and qualified as Combat Information Center Watch Officer (CICWO) and Officer of the Deck (OOD) Underway. Following flight training in 1974, he was assigned to VP-44, where he served as Nuclear Weapons Training Officer, Pilot Training Officer, and Flight Officer. During this period, he deployed to NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and NAS Bermuda flying the P-3A aircraft. In 1978, he was assigned to the Executive Department at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he served as a Company Officer and Officer Representative for the Naval Academy Sport Parachute Team. During this tour, he earned a Master of Science degree (Public Administration) from the George Washington University. Captain Boniface next served as Communications Officer aboard USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) homeported in Norfolk, VA, where he deployed to the Indian Ocean during the Iran hostage crisis and to the Mediterranean Sea during Lebanon contingency operations. During this period, his department was awarded two COMNAVAIRLANT Battle Efficiency Awards for Communications. Following his tour aboard USS INDEPENDENCE, he reported to VP-10, where he served as Maintenance Officer and P-3C Update II Plane Commander/Instructor Pilot, deploying to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Bermuda, and western Africa. During this tour, VP-10 was awarded consecutive Arnold J. Isbell Trophys for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Excellence. Captain Boniface was next assigned to the Naval Military Personnel Command in Washington, D.C. where he served as the VP Placement Officer. He subsequently reported as Executive Officer of VP-23 homeported in NAS Brunswick, Maine in 1987. He assumed command of the Squadron in 1988 and conducted deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain, and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Following his command tour, he served in the Bureau of Naval Personnel as an Aviation Commander Detailer. Following his subsequent graduation from the National War College, he reported the the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defence (International Security Affairs), where he served in the Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs division as Country Director and Acting Director. Captain Boniface is a qualified Naval Parachutist and sport parachuting enthusiast. His military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Two Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, and various unit awards..." [02JUL2003]

BONNEAU, HM1(AW) Bruce "Bones" Retired mrbonz@hotmail.com "...Served as corpsman & senior corpsman with VP-44 from Aug 1980 - Jun 1984. Have been retired since 1993 and living in Yuma, Arizona...." [20DEC97]

BONNEFOI, Richard W. RNEbonnie@yahoo.com "...Attended Boot Camp at Great Lakes (8/31/51), AnP School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and AD School in Millington, TN in 1952. I was then sent to Sand Point O and R about June 1952 and worked on PBYs and PBMs (great base). I then served on the PINE ISLAND (AV-12) around September 1953. We operated with WestPac in the Formosa Straits as the Flagship for the Formosa Patrol Force. I served with VP-40 from February 1954 till September 1954 (first squadron to operate with the new P5Ms). I was then trransfered to FASRON-12 1/55 at NAS Miramar. I was discharged on August 31, 1955. I had a great in Naval Air. I am now retired from the Chicago Fire Department..." [14APR2000]

BONNELL, A03 Bob b.bonnell@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-19 (1966-1971)..." Website: http://www.ismswscf.org [E-Mail Updated 16JUL2013 | E-Mail Updated 25DEC2009 | E-Mail Updated 30OCT2006 | E-Mail/URL Updated 05APR2003 | E-Mail Updated 31DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 16APR2001 | Updated 29JUN98]

BONNELL, J. Steven jsbonnell@fuse.net "...I flew with VQ-2 from 1982 to 1983 as a 'ComSta backseater'. Very much acquainted with the whale dance. And, I won't be caught by "Did you see those two T-56s on our port wing?!" After 4-yrs in the Navy I went Army Reserve. Most recently, drove fuel tankers in Iraq (Cp Anaconda) with the 705th TransCo....had enough of that--retired with 26 yrs of service. I still look back on the Baltic runs and the carrier detachments and the good times at Don Q's. Do sleduyushego seansa, bud'te zdarovyj. Nu, poka!..." [01NOV2005]

BONNER, James J. jujibonn@aol.com "...Served with VQ-2 NS Rota, Spain from 1970-1973 as an EA-3B crewchief. Would really like to find some old friends. Met my wife in NS Rota, Spain and we keep in touch with many old friends. I am planning to attend the Reunion in October in Pennsylvania. Very much would like to find LT Jimmy Jones, ADC Marty Wolf ADJ1 John Long & Nancy Long, and AME Mike Larema of Oregon. There are so many others. I am very sorry I didn't keep in touch with. I hope to hear from as many as possible. Maybe I will see some of you in October..." [15AUG2002]

BONNER, AZ3 Vinnie jerseycocoa@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 (1976-1978) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with two deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and detachments to NAS Agana, Guam and NSF Diego Garcia VP-26 (1978-1979) at NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [17NOV2014]

BONNETT, LCDR Ken kbonnett@hsonline.net "...Hi, gang. I was in VP-17 fm APR88-JUN91, deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (WOW!), NAS Adak, Alaska, & Dodge (Masira). Shoved paper for NATO, Naples, IT; got zapped by downsizing. Now a TSC W/O w/ NR TSC 1079, Memphis. Remember, we're just here to help..." [06SEP98]

BONNETT, AT2 Robert C. rcbonn9@alltel.net "...I served with FASRON-107 from 1958 to 1959 and VP-11 until December 1960. I was an AT2 and worked in the shop..." [11NOV2006]

BONNICI, Michael C. runningmap@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-4 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1983 to 1986. I flew with crew 5 and 13 with CDR Adamo, RMCS Lupe Torrez, RMC Baker, LT Frazier, LT Screen and RM2 Chuck Allen Chainsaw (Chip was his nickname for snoring so loud in the aft of the bird - one could hear him from the flight deck). I served under the command of Downey, Hampshire and RM2 Bonnici from Malta..." [23OCT2005]

BONOMO, AMS2 Jeff jjbonomo@charter.net "...I served with VXN-8 from 1973 to 1978 as an AMS2 and flew on all the project aircraft as a utility aircrewman. I look forward to hearing from all on my Shipmates who served during the same time frame..." [23JUN2003]

BONSALL, AO3 Leroy H. III "Boing" lasnob@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-26 (FAW-3) at NAS Brunswick, Maine (Crew 9) from 1960 to 1964. Hit all the garden spots East Coast VP squardons went and as they say - a good time was had by all..." [07MAR2009]

BONT, Amy L. AMYBONT23@aol.com "...I was in VP-26 from January 1987 through October 1990. I was an AZ and worked in Maintance Control. Some of my commanders were Sr. Chief Pazzelli, Sr. Chief Boutott, and Sr. Chief Boeson. Some of the deployments were to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and Amsterdam. I am proud to have served with the entire squadron. It was an experience I will remember for my entire life..." [11MAR2000]

BONTER, Rob tigerslam01@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-11 NAS Brunswick, Maine from March 1960 to October 1962. Our CO's during that time period were CDR Burton, CDR Vance Horswell, CDR Wm. L. Hudspeth, and CDR Neal. I was with the NAS Keflavik, Iceland Detachment during the split deployment of August 1960 to January 1961. I remember being the last Shipmate to clean up and leave the mess hall the night of December 26, 1960, while listening to my Philadelphia Eagles defeat Green Bay 17-13 for the NFL title, over the AFRN. No one was allowed liberty to Reykjavik the five months we were at NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I found out what a shame this was, when, for one month in 1962 we returned to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and a Shipmate and I got liberty in Reykjavik. I STILL have pictures of us with three Icelandic girls we met. Miss Iceland won the Miss Universe contest that year. They all looked like Miss Universe. I was squadron mail orderly and attached to the Information and Education Office..." [10JAN2004]

BONVILLE, William J. "Bill" shipmate pix...circa 1945 bonville@q.com "...I served with VPB-2, VP-1, FAW-3, VPB-4 and FAW-4. We flew the PB2Y Coronado Aircraft..." WebSite: http://uci.net/~bonville/ [E-Mail Updated 25MAR2012 | E-Mail/URL Updated 26FEB2004 | 08FEB98]

BOOHER, Fred FREDBOOHER@worldnet.att.net "...I was stationed in VA-45 from July 1967 to July 1969 at NAS Cecil Field Jacksonville Florida, as a plane capt for the TA4F Skyhawk. From July 1969 to January 1971, I was in VAQ-33 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, a plane capt for the TA4F Skyhawk. I also worked in the Power Plant shop. The only person I remember is Zizzi. He was the only F4 plane capt at the time. I was the only A4 Skyhawk plane capt. We had a lot of good times..." [08JAN99]

BOOKER, CPO Don Retired dbooker@centurytel.net "...Served with FASRON-200..." [28FEB2002]

BOOKER, AMSC Howard Retired (Deceased) C/O His Son Caryl L. Booker cbooker@neo.rr.com Shipmate Pix "...Enlisted August 1942, Aviation Metalsmith School March 1943 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Hedron FAW-2 from April 1943 through September 1945 at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, VF53B from August 1949 through November 1949 at NAS Akron, ZP-665 from Novewmber 1949 through December 1956 at NAS Akron, ZP-651 from December 1956 through June 1957 at NAS Akron, VS-652 from June 1957 through December 1957 at NAS Akron, VS 732 from December 1957 through October 1961 at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan, VS-733 from October 1961 through August 1962 (Berlin Recall) at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, VS-736 from August 1962 through September 1968 at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan, VS-64Y2 from September 1968 through August 1973 at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan, VS-73 from August 1973 through June 1976 at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan, VP-93 June 1976 through November 1978 (Plank Owner) at NAF Detroit, Michigan, VTU-7373 from November 1978 through November 1980 (Non Pay) at NAF Detroit, Michigan, and retired November 1980 with 34 yrs. 5 mo. 13 days. Aircraft flown: PBY-5, PBY-5A, PBY-5B, PB4Y,PV1, PB2Y3, PBM-P-3, K Type Blimps, S2F, S3E, S2G, P2A, P3B..." [E-Mail Updated 03AUG2003 | 15MAR98]

UPDATE "...It is my sad duty to report that Howard L. Booker AMSC Ret. passed away January 9, 2000..." [27JAN2000]

BOOKER, AW1 Caryl L. Retired cbooker@neo.rr.com Shipmate Pix "...Enlisted July 1964 at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan, Basic Training from October 1964 through November 1964 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Aviation Elec. A School from November 1964 through May 1965 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VS-736 from May 1965 through September 1968 at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan, VS 64Y2 from September 1968 through August 1973 at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan, VS-73 from August 1973 through June 1976 at NAS Grosse ILE, Michigan, VP-93 (Plank Owner) from June 1976 through January 1991 at NAF Detroit, Michigan, VTU-7373 (Non-Pay) from January 1991 through July 1994 at NAF Detroit, Michigan, IRR from July 1994 through July 1999, and retired with 35 years. Aircraft flown: S2F, S2E, S2G, P-3A, P-3B (2,000 hrs.)..." [E-Mail Updated 03AUG2003 | 10DEC99]

BOOKHAMER, Commander Robert Harry [Deceased] C/O His Son Robert "Bob" Bookhamer rbookhamer@earthlink.net "...Dad became a Radioman on the USS Brooks (a four stacker Destroyer that went to the UK under lend lease). He was then assigned to the first crew on the Light Cruiser, USS Phoenix. where he became a radioman/gunner in the backseat of the SOC-3 Curtiss "Seagull". During this tour he was accepted into the NAP (Enlisted Pilot Program). He was very proud of the fact that he made it through Pensacola without a "down" on any of his training flights in the N3N, N2S and SNJ. After the war he went to NAS Norfolk, Virginia to fly R4Ds in VR-2. For sometime he flew Adm. Bellinger (The Head of the Naval Bureau of Aeronautics). At that time he was a Lt. (jg) Aircraft Commander. He then attended several schools, such as the Naval Officer's Line School. He went on to attend George Washington University under the Five Term Program. With this, he became a permanent Officer in the Regular Navy. Various tours of duty followed including the Naval War College in Newport R.I. In 1958 he was assigned to Olatha, KS where he checked out in the F9F " Cougar". He then took Command of VU-10 in GTMO after which he went to NAS Moffett Field, California where he flew the C-121G (MATS). He finally ended up in San Diego, Coronado as a Staff Officer coordinating Air Operations with the Amphibious Staff College. He retired in 1967 as an O-5 (Aviator with over 7500 hours). While assigned to the C-121G Navy MATS Squadron he flew numerous flights into Viet Nam. We were one of the few father and son teams flying into NAM at the same time...He started out as an Enlisted Pilot flying ASW missions in the venerable PBY "Catalina". He used to joke about the ZP Blink squadrons and wondered how the Germans would ever handle an attack by a Blimp. My Dad later flew the PV1 "Ventura", the PBM "Mariner"and after the war he flew the P5M "Marlin"for a few years. His last Patrol Squadron was VP-45 flying out of NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. He got his commission during the war and after 31 years (he was a "Mustang") he retired in San Diego as an O-5 Commander...He passed away in June of 1984 due to Kidney failure..." [11NOV2000]

BOOKHAMMER, AW2 Bernie bbookhammerjr@gmail.com "...I served with VP-56 (early 1970-07/1970) and flew with CAC-9 and TAC-9...." [E-Mail Updated 21SEP2017 | E-Mail Updated 29MAR2006 | BIO Updated 18SEP2003]

BOON, LCDR John R. Retired booner57@hotmail.com "...VP-64, CAC12. Check in as an AWAA October 1980 and left as an AW2 in January 1986 for AOCS. Completed AOCS May 1986 and entered flight school NAS Millington, Tennessee for primary (T34 Turbo Mentor) flight training. Transferred to NAS Kingsville, Texas October 1986 for intermediate (T2C Buckeye) flight training. May 1987 started advance strike training (TA4J). Winged January 1988. Checked in VA-42 NAS Oceana, VA for A6E Intruder RAG. Transferred to Attack Squadron 85 Black Falcons. Embarked 1989-1991 on the USS America CV66. September 1991 -January 1995 Advance Strike instructor at NAS Meridian, MS. Detached regular Navy and Joined VA-52 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania flying C-9s. Retired LCDR from the Navy November 1999. I am currently on my 26 year flying internationally for UPS as a Captain B747-8F..." [16OCT2020]

BOOTH, AOM2 Don donbooth10@juno.com "...I was an AOM 2/c stuck in MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in 1944-45 as reserves in case of need for replacements down south. Volunteered during battle of Midway to go with a new PBM crew aboard the USS Norton Sound (AV-11) in VPB-17. I've been writing Sunday School stories and have several involving some crazy things that happened in our patrols around the South China seas and then 4 days after VJ Day flying into Shanghai for 3 months of flying mail to Korea. I'm amazed at how many of us old timers are still alive and kicking..." [30JAN2005]

BOOTH, Janson (pigpen) Rum7@aol.com "...Hello fellow FIREBIRDS (VAQ-33)... Great to see the page and some familiar names. I did 2 tours 80-84 and 87-90, I was on the connie crew until retirement came and second tour the A-6 side. Look forward to seeing all at the Reunion. Please email me if you remember me or call me, names in the phone book . I really miss being a FIREBIRD and all the good folks. :) Hey xxx eyes AQCS French WHERES BOOTH? P.S I ain't no VP'er..." [19MAY98]


BOOTH, QM1(CC) Ron Booth Retired ronbo@quartermaster.zzn.com "...I was with Reserve Unit ASWOC-791 that drilled at CPW-5 from '86 until my retirement in 12/'91. It was the best unit I ever served with in my 26 year (13 active,13 reserve) career. Had I to do it over again, I'd go airdale & do my best to serve with VP, VPU or VQ outfit. To hell with haze gray & underway!..." [06DEC99]

BOOTHE, Dennis dennisboothe@sbcglobal.net "...Served with VP-65 from 1971-74. Worked in the jet engine shop at NAS Point Mugu, California. Lots of fun times. NS Rota, Spain, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii..." [14OCT2004]

BOOTHE, CAPTAIN Timothy E. http://www.ncts.navy.mil/homepages/vx-1/cocframe.htm "...A graduate of the University of Georgia, Captain Tim Boothe was commissioned in 1982 through Aviation Officer Candidate School and designated a Naval Aviator in 1983. His first assignment was in VP-40, NAS Moffett Field, California, where he was an Aircraft Commander, Instructor Pilot and Mission Commander. From 1986 to 1990, Captain Boothe was assigned to VP-31, a Fleet Replacement Squadron, as an Instructor Pilot, Aviation Safety Officer and Maintenance Quality Assurance Officer. He then joined VPU-2, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, where he served as an Aircraft Commander, Mission Commander, and Training and NATOPS Officer. In 1991, Captain Boothe returned to NAS Moffett Field, California as Aide for Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Pacific. He then reported to USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) as Operations Administration Officer. There he qualified as Officer of the Deck (Underway) and earned Surface Warfare Officer designation. In 1994 Captain Boothe joined VP-45, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, as Administration Officer and Maintenance Officer. He reported to the CNO Staff, Navy Special Programs Division (N89), Washington, DC, in 1995 as a Division Head and Requirements Officer. Captain Boothe returned to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, March 1998, as Executive Officer of VP-30, the P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron with 30 aircraft and over 1,100 staff and students. From June 1999 to June 2001, he served as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer of VP-5, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Captain Boothe reported to the Naval Air Systems Command (VX-1), July 2001, as P-3 Assistant Program Manager, Logistics. In September 2003, he became the Deputy Program Manager, P-3 Update III Program for Program Management, Air (PMA) 290..." [14FEB2005]

BOOZE, Glenn Allen geeboo19@hotmail.com "...Worked nite check for the VAW-114 "Hawgs" in the AE shop on the cruise of 73-74 (Mombasa, Kenya). Would like to hear from any others from that time..." [21MAY2008]

BORASKI, Joseph L. jbski@bellatlantic.net "...Served in VP-44 from 68 to 70 and left from NAS Brunswick, Maine...Discharged as AE2..." [20JAN98]

BORBA, Dave dborba@inreach.com "...I served with VR-21 from November 1973 to November 1976. It was a fun place to serve, with some great memories..." [28JUL2004]

BORDERS, Solon R. solonborders@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-10 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1958 to September 1959..." [22FEB2009]

BORDEUR, Richard D "...VPB-28 Mr. Richard D Bordeur, 52 Center St, Concord, NH 03303-1640, 603-753-4237..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

BOREN, Darwin dbslm44@hotmail.com "...Served in VP-48 from 1961-1964 as an AE and flight crew member. Flew as Julie/ECM and was designated as the first "ALPHA" crew in 1963. Many good friends and memories were established in the my time in the VP Navy. Was the begining of a long period of time flying for the Navy..." [21DEC2004]

BORGSTROM, CAPTAIN Charles O. Jr. http://www.seawolf.org/cofcom.asp "...CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY - Tuesday, 1 February 1972 - Captain Borgstrom was born in Boston on 23 June 1929. Entering the Navy in March 1947, under a minority enlistment, Captain BORGSTROM spent almost two years as an enlisted man before entering flight training as a Naval Aviation Cadet in January 1949. Upon recieving his wings and commission in 1950, he reported to his first squadron, ATU-10. In October 1950, he was ordered to NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey for Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) training which he completed in January 1951. Captain BORGSTROM's first LTA squadron was ZP-1, serving there until February, 1954. During this period he also served aboard USS VALCOUR (AVP-55) and USS GREENWICH BAY (AVP-40), and qualified as Officer of the Deck, Underway. Captain BORGSTROM attended the Aviation Ordinance School in Jacksonville, Florida from February to June, 1954. From June 1954 to June 1957 he was a Test/Project Pilot with the Chief of Naval Airship Training and Experimentation (CNATE). In July 1957 he reported to the General Line School and in July 1958, after completion, he reported to Pensacola, Florida for helicopter training and was designated a qualified Helicopter Pilot in August 1958. He then reported to HS-6 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. His primary duties in HS-6 were ASW and Aviation Safety Officer. After completing Aviation Safety School at the University f Southern California in December 1960, Captain BORGSTROM reported to ZP-3. In October 1961, he was transferres to Commander Fleet Air Caribbean Staff, Puerto Rico. There he spent almost two years as the Aviation Safety Officer. Next he attended the US Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and recieved a degree in International Relations. In March 1965, he reported to VX-6 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. At VX-6 Captain BORGSTROM had duties as the Aviation Safety and Operations Officer during DEEPFREEZE 65 and 66 in the Antarctica. Mount BORGSTROM, in Antarctica, was named after him for his service during this period. Captain BORGSTROM was then assigned to HC-4 as Executive Officer. In August 1967 he was ordered to organize and establish Helicopter Combat Support Squadron FIVE (HC-5) at NAS Imperial Beach, California, and was it's Commanding Officer until 13 September 1968. At that time he was detached to proceed to the USS VALLEY FORGE (LPH-8) as the Air Officer. He completed a combat tour on board in the Vietnam area, and was ordered to the Senior Course at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island in October 1969. Upon graduation from the Senior Course he became a member of the faculty until reporting to Helicopter Attack (Light) THREE in March 1971 for duty as Commanding Officer. Captain BORGSTROM is ordered to return to the Naval War College as Assistant Director for Operations and Plans. Included among Captain BORGSTROM's awards are the Air Medal (Single Action and First Strike/Flight), three Navy Commendation Medals ( with Combat Distinguishing Device) Navy Unit Commendation, AntarcticanService Medal, Armed Forces Expiditionary Medal, National Defense Medal (Second Award), Vietnam Service Medal, Two Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Medals, Vietnamese Meritorious Unit Citation and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (with four stars). additionally he has been recommended for the Legion of Merit (with Combat Distinguishing Device), Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Second through Tenth Strike/Flight Air Medals. He has over 5,000 hours of flight time in all types of aircraft..." [14JUL2003]

BORGSTROM, Robert C/O His Daughter Marian (Borgstrom) Topp JTopp28101@aol.com "...My father, Robert Borgstrom, was in the VP-40 squadron stationed in NS Sangley Point, Philippines from 1961-1963 and flew P5M sea planes. He had a friend, James Palmer Quigley, who is my godfather. We have lost touch with Jim Quigley and am not even sure if he is still living but I am trying to find some information on him...Sincerely...Marian (Borgstrom) Topp JTopp28101@aol.com..." [20SEP99]

BORING, AT1 Keith Boring sploiker@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-49 from 1987 to 1991 as an IFT on CAC-9. I got out after my tour there and now live in Bandera Texas, and work as an electrician on an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. I am intrested in finding some of my old Shipmates..." [23DEC99]

BORLAND, AMH3 Mark mcbordog@gmail.com "...I served with VAW-88 at NAS Miramar, California from 1983 to 1984. Transfered from VA-303 at NAS Alameda, California T.A.R Squadren when VA-303 was designated to be the first reserve squadren to transition to the F-18 HORNET and moved to NAS Lemoore, California..." [17JAN2009]

BORN, John "Jack" frajactabs@netzero.net "...I served with VP-114. It would be great to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 31JUL2006 | 10MAY2004]

BORRE, Jim Jimborre@attbi.com "...I served with VP-22 from early 1960 till we returned from WestPac in 1961. I spent most of that time in Crew 10, Lt. Don Gehring, Ltjg's Stout and Foley in the right seat and Nav desk. If Bach, Reed, Watkins, Johnson, Tafoya, Hunker, Swango, and some names I'm missing for sure are out there..." [E-Mail Updated 03JAN2002 | 26NOV98]

BORRESEN, Dave jetsdad@concentric.net "...Former AW in VP-24, VP-62...then did some boat time and time in ASWOC NAS Keflavik, Iceland. To all my former Shipmates, take care and good luck..." [23MAY98]

BORSHEIM, ADR3 Craig cborshe@netzero.net "...I served with VW-1 from February 1969 through February 1971 (ADRAN/ADR3) - Ground pounder FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam, NAS Agana, Guam check and line crew. I would like to find films or video from that time. I remember XO Bull would take movies of us launching aircraft. Anyone remember Mary T's Bar in PI, Det DaNang? Any squadron Reunions in the works? Anyone know the whereabouts of Bateman, Sisson, Sites, Lapka, Stansbury, Knowlton, and Kelly? Anyone seen TE 145938 #10 is it still in one piece?..." [E-Mail Updated 27NOV2003 | E-Mail Updated 05MAY2002 | 11MAR98]

BORST, Thomas F. CoBegger@AOL.Com "...Served with VPB-17..." [16APR2000]

BORTEL, AW1 Jack Wesley Retired jacs8652@comcast.net "...I started my U.S. Naval Aviation experience as an Aviation Ordnanceman serving with VA-147 from '69-'72. While assigned to the Argonauts of VA-147 we deployed on two TONKIN GULF ASSIGNMENTS with CAG-9 aboard the USS AMERICA and the USS CONSTELLATION. After a 5 year hiatus I returned to Naval Aviation as a USNR-TAR as an Anti-Submarine Warfare Operator serving with VP-93 '78-'82, NAS Jacksonville, Florida / VP-0516 '82-'86, VP-90 '86-90 and NAS Glenview, Illinois '90-'91..." [18JUN2007]

BORTNER, AECS(AW) Wayne A. aecs@sbcglobal.net "...Enlisted in Navy July 1963, Recruit Training (Great Lakes Company 1963-340), NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (1964-1966) in Hangar 58 NAS Operations, VR-52 (1974-1983) Detachment NAF Detroit, Michigan, VP-93 (1983-1986), VR-62 (1986-1994) and retired from Navy in 1996. I also retired from Disney/ABC in 2011 and now residing in Corpus Christi, Texas. I am also a Volunteer at the USS LEXINGTON Museum On The Bay..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25SEP2011]

BOSAK, Todd Tbosak@cccneb.edu "...I was in Patrol Squadron VP-30 from 1976 through 1979 as a Aviation Electrician and was wondering what happened to the rest of the crew. If anyone is out there that remembers me Send some E-mail. Were not getting any younger..." [E-Mail Updated 04MAY99 | 02JUN98]

BOSARGE, CAPTAIN Captain Roy rbosarge@erols.com "...I was a NFO (NAV/COMM; TACCO, Mission Commander) in VP-24 from May 1979 to May 1982. During this time, I served with some of the finest people that I've ever known. I have particularly fond memories of flying with Killer Crew 6 during the WestPac/ NAS Bermuda deployment in 1981. I also remember some great flights in our BEARTRAP bird (LR-5). Would love to hear from some old squadronmates..." [05NOV2000]

BOSE, Rick rjbose@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-21 (1966-1968). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [25FEB2012]

BOSERMAN, CDR Robert W. (Bob) boserman.robert@fallon.navy.mil "...I served as an "Airframer" in VP-17 from 76 -79, left as an AMH2. Am now an LDO Commander serving as the OIC of AIMU (AIMD) Fallon, NV. Would love to hear from Shipmates. VP-17 was my first tour and was most definitely the reason I stayed Navy..." [06FEB2002]

BOSLOW, Richard Airmail5@aol.com "...I served in VP-21 from 1964 to 1967, and would enjoy hearing from all who were there then!!! I was the radioman on CAC 13 and later on CAC 5..."

BOSOMWORTH, Charles papachuck63@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Trinidad, British West Indies (1960-1961) and VAW-12 (1961-07/1962)..." [02AUG2017]

BOSS, Bob (Bossman) Bosssenior@Juno.com "...I served with VP-23 from 1953 thru 1956 as an AE. I flew as a crew member for the last 2 years and was discharged right after my last stint with the squadron in NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I'd like to hear from any of my squadron buddies or crew members from those good old days..." [13APR2000]

BOSS, PT3 Micael uppermanbuford4@gmail.com "...Attended PT A School (09/1963) at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver Colorado, VAP-61, NAS Agana, Guam, TAD to FICPACFAC at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, Commander Carrier Division Staff and USS Bennington (CV-20). After separation I obtained a bachelor's degree in industrial safety then a number graduate courses and schooling in medical imaging, medical legal death investigation and forensic photography. During my working life I worked in the public sector, a staff member in consulting engineering offices and as a private consultant for federal government construction..." [27OCT2020]

BOSSE, Eugene "Moo" gbosse@kc.rr.com "...VP-1 5/62 to 12/64 YB 7 -- 1st tech 63/64 aka crew 7/ "Tired tigers" after 123hrs in the air in a month -- always listen'n to them bouys -- still listen'n..." [17MAR2007]

BOSTON, AE2 Jeffrey L. jlboston@gmail.com "...I served with VP-46 (03/1971-10/1973)..." [27AUG2011]

BOSWELL, Bill "BOZ" bboswell@macol.net "...I was in VP-19 '80 - '83. AW2 upon discharge. I sat in the SS-3 position. NSF Diego Garcia will never be the same... Anybody for some Tacos on B.C. Street? Hey Lonnie! Glad to see ya made it! To all VP-19 AW's from that era... Keep in touch!..." [11MAY99]

BOSWELL, Ed edboswell@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-2 from 1968 to 1969. I had the good fortune of driving Crew 5 around, the best I might add, during that time frame. I drove the Skipper around while serving with VP-50 from 1959 to 1962. Would like to hear from any and all..." [08JAN2003]

BOTSFORD, CT3 Barry "Mort" deman@comcast.net "...I served with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and left the squadron in 1969. While at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, the movie Tora Tora Tora was being filmed. A few of us volunteered to beach land the B-17 used in the film - our Skipper put the kabosh on that real quick! I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 04JUL2010 | 07NOV99]

BOTTS, Ken ken.botts@att.net "...I served with VP-6 from 1984 to 1987. I'm interested in contacting former Shipmates to see what and how they are doing..." [E-Mail Updated 13JAN2008 | E-Mail Updated 03MAY2001 | Updated 28MAR98]

BOUCH, Don ZAZ880@MSN.COM "...I was in VP-17 from early 1975 till August 1979. Looking for some old Shipmates who would remember much of any thing during that time, 2 deployments to P.I. and all that time off in Hawaii made it all a foggy blurr..." [04SEP2001]

BOUCHER, George Orionmac@Amerion.com "...I served with VP-45 from May 1962 to March 1965 (Jez and radio) ending up on Mr Sherrouse's crew. Is anybody out there besides Bill Bryan? Boots? Bugs? Arnie? Jerry? Or? Or? Or? Write..." [02AUG2002]

BOUCON, CDR Dan (Bo) Retired BoBoucon@juno.com "...NFO VP-22 76-80 & 87-89. Three NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and one NAS Adak, Alaska deployment. Can't quite recall how that Adak deployment got in there-must of been the continual changes in the deployment schedule. Just raising a family and playing a little golf here in Ewa area of Hawaii. I'm sure some would be happy to hear that I've stopped smoking, although other bad habits still remain. The course at the old NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii is in real good condition and try to play at least once a week..." [15SEP2000]

BOUDERAU, AMS1 Dennis R. kathyandbou@gwi.net "......" [22MAY2012]

BOUDREAU, AMS1(NAC/EAWS) Dennis R. "Bou" Retired kathyandbou@gwi.net "...I served with VP-10 (1968-1977), VP-23 (1977-1980), VP-44 (1980-1982), NAS Brunswick, Maine (1982-1983), VPU-1 (1983-1986) and retired. I went to work at NAS Brunswick, Maine and retired in 2009. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 22MAY2012 | E-Mail Updated 14NOV2004 | E-Mail Updated 11OCT99 | 30JUN98]

BOUDREAU, James "LOU" jimboud@gateway.net "...I served in VP-1 from Mar 89 to Feb 92 and couldn't have asked for a better squadron. I would like to hear from anyone I served with..." [04MAY99]

BOUDREAU, AE2 Jim "JB" boudreau@aol.com "...I served with VP-1 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and made two WesPac Deployments. I held the Squadron record for fastest T-56 Engine Generator replacement without any error's - now go get those subs! Two sons (1983 and 1984) of mine were born at Tripler Army Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. "Best time in my life"..." [05JUN2009]

BOUDROT, Herbert boilerman006@gmail.com "...I served with FASRON-2 (1956-1957) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and then aboard the USS Ranger (CVA-61)..." [04MAY2020]

BOUFFARD, Gil gbouffard@jps.net "...As a member of a special group of Army guys attached to VQ-1 (1968-1971) and VQ-2 (Crewing EA-3B) from 1958 to 1974. I had a special feeling of pride when I saw Crew One step onto the ramp with those good looking VQ-1 patches on their flight suits. Especially since I was in the squadron when the North Koreans shot down PR-21..." [18APR2001]

BOULANGER, Tommy Rogers (Deceased) c/o Jedd Russell suzrussell@sbcglobal.net "...My Grandpa, Tommy Rogers Boulanger, was in the Korean War and served aboard the USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14). He was in the ship's band. I want to know if anyone out there remembers him, or knows him. He played the guitar and was in the Navy from 1951 to 1955. He was stationed in California. If you knew him, please e-mail me. I am 11 years old and am doing a project for my history class, and would like to get some personal input from anyone who may have served with my grandpa. He passed away two years ago. Thanks..." [13NOV2003]

BOUNCHAND, NCC(AW/NAC/CRF) Eugene D. eb1924@aol.com "...I served in VP-9 (84-87), VP-50 (90-92), VRC-40 (Cod Crew) 87-90, and VP-46 (92-93) as a one of the best "in-flight ordnance" in the fleet (smile). I was there for the fun old days the cold war. Ready one alerts during Christmas, Ready rooms in Hanger 2 ( NAS Moffett Field, California) and one of the saddest days the mid air collision and lost of our fallen Shipmates. I am now a Career Recruiter. Recruiting the next generation sailor. Drop me a e-mail. I do miss all my friends and Shipmates..." [21FEB2000]

BOUND, Harry H. hhbound@gmail.com "...I served with VP-40 (1961-1963) and VP-19 (1963-1964)..." [E-Mail 14MAR2014 | 11MAR99]

BOUNDY, Paul G. p432o@persnet.navy.mil "...I served on CAC-5 in VP-11 from 1976 to 1979. I found myself on the west coast and could not get back east or into a VP squadron anywhere. I finished out my time in ASWOC/TSC NAS Adak, Alaska. I am currently working for the Navy in the Aviation Officer Detailing Division..." [07NOV2001]

BOUQUET, Jim jbouquet@summitenv.com "...I was a second mech in VP-11 from 1973 to 1976. Looking back now, what a special time. To be so high up on the arch of life at 21. Maybe a curse, as not much in civilian life can compare. I am trying to find detailed information on the 1977 VP-11 Mishap in the Canary Island. I few with Jim Ingles, the PPC, for 2 years and he was one of the finest men and pilots I ever had the privilege of flying with. As the accident report seemed like quite a cover-up to me, reflecting poorly on the pilot and crews. I would like to access more detialed informaion on the accident. Eyewitness reports, accident site observation notes, photos, etc. Where do I turn and can anyone help?..." [E-Mail Updated 05MAR2007 | 01JUL99]

BOURBEAU, ATC(AW) Jerry Retired jerryhb@charter.net "...I served at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan from 1971 to 1974, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from 1976 to 1976, VA-22 NAS Lemoore, California CVA-63 (sorry), NAS Moffett Field, California from 1980 to 1983, VP-40 from 1984 to 1987, and NAMTGD 1012 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1987 to 1990. I would like to hear from any Shipmates still in Bay area..." [E-Mail Updated 05NOV2004 | E-Mail Updated 16NOV2003 | 21MAY98]

BOURDAGE, Tom tbourdage@conam.com "...I was a Hormel Hawg VAW-114 from February 1988 to my retirement in September 1990. The squadron was "blessed" with an abundance of AE1s so most of got farmed out. I was the Enlisted Training Coordinator, the Squadron Safety Petty Officer and eventually the AEQAR. We managed to recieve the Navy Safety "S" every year during my reign. My partners in crime were Charles "Chuck" Whitney (YN) and Don "Val" Valentine (AE), and I was tagged "Birdcage". I'm still located in San Diego, still working in the Safety field and would like to hear from other Hawgs that might remember me..." [06JAN2004]

BOURGEOIS, Dennis L. dlbourg@msn.com "...I had 2 VP tours. My first VP was with VP-11 out of NAS Brunswick, Maine from July/August 1963 to March/April 1965. At that time VP-11 was flying P2Vs. My second VP tour was with VP-24, first in NAS Norfolk, Virginia then NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, from August 1966 to August 1970. Early in this tour VP-24 transitioned from the P2V to the P-3C..." [BIO Updated 04JAN2002 | 08OCT97]

BOURGAULT, AT1 Tim tbourgault@gmail.com "...I served (AIMD) aboard NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-46 and Naval Air Maintenance TRAining DETachment (NAMTRADET) 1012 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27JUN2012 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 23DEC99]

BOURGEOIS, AO2 Mike bourgeoiscm@live.com "...I served with a VA Squadron (eventually 7X2) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and VP-94 from 1970 to 1972. Great times and great memories cruising around NAS Fallon, Nevada..." [11JUN2011]

BOURGEOIS, William L. wlb@valp.net "...I served with VP-23 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1958 to 1961. I w Plane Captain on LJ-2, BUNO: 141231 my last two years in the squadron as far as I can recall. LCDR C. T. Phillips was the PPC and he was also the Ops Officer..." [12SEP2004]

BOURN, Dennis J. bourndj@aol.com "...Attended ATN "A" and "C" schools at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VQ-2 (01DEC1963-27SEP1965) at NS Rota, Spain (EC-121 Flight Radio Operator), VAW-12 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia (08OCT1965-31JAN1966), OASU, VX-8, VXN-8 (11FEB1966-12SEP1972) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (NC-121 Flight Radio Operator), NRL (12SEP1972-22JAN1975) Detachment NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (NC-121/P-3 Flight Radio Operator), National Naval Medical Center (22JAN1975-19JUN1975) at Bethesda, Maryland, Naval District (19JUN1975-02JUL1975) at Washington, D.C., AIMD (02JUL1975-25JAN1978) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and Medical Discharged (25JAN1978). I went to work for Litton Aero Products/Northrop Grumman (21JAN1980-25APR2003) at Woodland Hills, Ca.. I am currently retired and living in Lawrenceville, Ga..." [BIO Updated 27MAY2013 | 04NOV2006]

BOUSLEY, AFCM(AW) Patrick Retired afcmpat@netzero.com "...I served with VP-68 from August 1971 to May 1976, VP-60 from May 1976 to May 1980, VP-94 from June 1980 to September 1980, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana from September 1980 to October 1984, COMNAVAIRESFOR from October 1984 to August 1989, VF-201 from September 1989 to January 1993, CVWR-20 from January 1993 to March 1996, COMNAVAIRESFOR at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana from March 1996 to November 1998 and NMCRC at Houston from December 1998 to May 2002. I retired May 2002 after 30 years of active duty. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2011 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 07JUL2002 | 14FEB98]

BOUTLIER, AME2 Russell and YN3 Linda boutilierr@verizon.net "...AME2 Russell Boutilier and YN3 Linda Boutilier served in NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, VC-8. Worked on the last 3 P2 Neptunes on active duty. The last P2 flight left NS Roosevelt Roads, PR for Arizona. Left PR went to VP-30 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida then VP-5, The Mad Foxes on Sea duty. Then went to NAS Moffett Field, California VP-31. If anyone has served with us from 1978-79 in PR, it would be nice to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 11JUL2009 | Updated E-Mail/BIO 13OCT2000 | 14JUN98]

BOWDEN, AK3 Jim jpbowden41@cox.net "...VP-22 1960-62. Living in Va.Beach Va. Retired Ford Motor Co. 39 yrs. Still picking and singing..." [28JAN2009]

BOWE, CWO4 Bill Retired tc.bowb@nwh.org "...Retired in December 1997 after 30+ years. I was a plank owner in VP-92 having served from November 1, 1970 until I retired. I have also recently retired from my civilian job at AT&T after 27 years to accept a position as Communication Director for Newton Wellesley Hospital in Mass. I would be interested in hearing from former shipmates. I am trying to put together a list of CPO's from the Eastern Mass area who served with VP-92 out of NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts. We would like to keep in touch and get together a couple of times a year for dinner etc..." [28JUL99]

BOWEN, AWC Arthur Retired artbwn@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-5 (1958-1961) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and VP-17 (1970-1973)..." [02AUG2014]

BOWEN, Dave DnPBowen@aol.com "...I served VP-8 as the second mech on Crew 5 from August 1972 through August 1975. I would like to hear from the crew or any one else from that time period..." [17FEB2003]

BOWEN, David M. CJDMBowen@msn.com "...I served with VP-2 from January 1962 to January 1965..." [07MAY2003]

BOWEN, ATC Jim Retired jbowen92@comcast.net "...Served with VS-31, NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey, VP-10, TSC NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, and two tours with VP-92 and VP-60 as an IFT. I have met many dedicated and hard working people in the VP community with lasting friendships and many fond memories. Since I retired, I have been working for many years as a safety specialist at various Naval bases and run into several former Shipmates. Like to keep in touch..." [08NOV2006]

BOWEN, CDR Kenneth J. II Shipmate Pix http://www.naswi.navy.mil/vp-40/cobio.html "...Commander Bowen, a native of South Carolina, graduated from Clemson University in 1986. He received his commission from AOCS in April 1987. Earning his wings as a Naval Aviator in June 1988, he was placed on the Commodore's List of Distinguished Graduates. Commander Bowen reported to VT-3 as a Selectively Retained Graduate (SERGRAD) Flight Instructor where he instructed students in primary and intermediate flight training. During his tour, he received every flight instructor qualification and received the coveted Red Max award for flight instructional excellence and earned his Masters Degree from Troy State University. From 1990 to 1993, Commander Bowen served with the "Fighting Tigers" of VP-8. He completed a split site deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia flying missions in Desert Storm. His next deployment was in the Caribbean theater conducting counter-narcotic operations in support of JTF-4. In 1993, Commander Bowen reported to the Commander, Naval Safety Center in Norfolk, Virginia where he served as Flag Lieutenant and personal aide to Rear Admirals Granuzzo and Mobley. His next assignment was onboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) as V-2 Division Officer qualifying as Catapult/Arresting Gear Officer and Primary Flight Control Officer. He completed deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf. Commander Bowen returned to the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance community joining VP-30 where he qualified as an FRS Instructor Pilot. There he served as the VP-30 Safety Officer and CPW Atlantic Fleet Safety Officer. In 1998, he reported to "Tridents" of VP-26 deploying to the Mediterranean theater. He flew missions in Operations Deliberate Guard and Deliberate Forge. In addition, he served as Officer-in-Charge of the Patron NS Rota, Spain detachment. His second deployment with the "Tridents" was a split site deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. He served as Officer-in-Charge of Patron NAS Keflavik, Iceland. His other assignments with the "Tridents" included CTG Operations Officer in Caribbean theater and the squadron Operations Officer. In 2000, Commander Bowen reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Millington, Tennessee where he served as the VP Air Combat Placement Officer. In 2002, he reported to VP-30, the MPRA FRS, in NAS Jacksonville, Florida as Executive Officer. In 2004, he reported to the "Fighting Marlins" of VP-40 as Executive Officer. Commander Bowen's decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various other campaign, service and unit awards..." [23APR2005]

BOWEN, LT Ray jurabo@gmail.com "...I served with VP-17 from 1984 to 1988 with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines (Combat Crew 10 flying the P-3B) and NAS Adak, Alaska (Combat Crew One "The Ice Riders" flying the P-3C). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [11JUL2010]

BOWEN, AT1 Stephen steve.bowen83@gmail.com "...Joined Navy in 1981. VP-19 was my first squadron. I started as an AX and worked at AIMD during my time in VP-19 from 1982 to 1985 Deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan, NSF Diego Garcia and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. Then I spent shore duty in VP-31 working O level. In 1989 I went to VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan, NSF Diego Garcia and Masirah, Oman. I then went to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at University of Hawaii, Leeward Community College (LCC), Honolulu Community College (HCC) and University of Hawai?i at Manoa. After that I joined VP-9 in NAF Misawa, Japan then back to NSF Diego Garcia but spent most of the 6 months in Al Masirah, Oman. In 1998 I went to AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and the last two years with Marine Aviation Logistics Support Element, Kaneohe (MALSEK) at MCBH Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Hoping to hear from old Shipmates..." [03AUG2021]

BOWEN, Tom tbowen4650@aol.com "...I was in VAW/VAQ-33 from 1966-1969. I was in Det-11 aboard the USS Intrepid in 1967. I would love to hear from squardron or Det-11 members. Thank you..." [02APR98]

BOWER, George E. c/o His Son Mike Bower mncbower@msn.com "...I served with VU-5 NAS Atsugi, Japan from February 1956 to February 1958..." [07MAY2004]

BOWERS, ATC Dale Retired Gdbowers1@aol.com "...Stationed at Naval Air Development Center 72-75, VP-23 IFT CAC-9 75-79, VPU-1 83-87 retired 90. My years as a flyer were the best. Will never forget the "Hurrivac to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal in 75. Would like to hear from any Shipmates..." [08APR2001]

BOWERS, ADJ3 Dallas L. bshadow25@centurytel.net "...I served with VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from April 1962 to January 1966..." [05MAY2009]

BOWERS, E-4 Danny Carl sum96@earthlimk.net "...I served with VP-19 until I got out in 1973. I was CDR Plowmans Radio Operator and Inflight Technician on the P-3A and P-3B. Would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29JAN2004]

BOWERSOX, Raymond Stuart. Jr. c/o John Bowersox bwrsj2@aol.com "...My Dad, Raymond Bowersox, served at NAAS Corry Field, Pensacola, Florida. He has bone cancer and has to wear a Hailo on his head the rest of his life. He needs to hear from is old Navy Shipmates. I took him to Grand Rapids once to a NAAS Corry Field, Pensacola, Florida get together. His phone number is (269) 279-5692 and his address is 55290 Flatbush Rd, Three Rivers, MI. 49093..." [02JUN2005]

BOWLBY, ACW3 Dabid aoasurfer@aol.com "...I served with VW-15 and VW-13 (1960-1962) right out of ACW School at NAS Glynco, Georgia..." [12JAN2012]

BOWLEN, Don dbowlen@mossyoakproperties.com "...I served with VR-23 (1954-1957) at NAS Atsugi, Japan. Looking for AT3 Keith (can't remember his last name). I retired from Honeywell in 1988 as Staff Engineer and now selling farm realestate in Blue Springs, MO..." [29JAN2016]

BOWLES, Frank "Pat" F3p8b61@AOL.COM "...I was assigned to VP-17 W/C 220 from February 1980 to May 1985. It was the best time I ever had. Made alot of good friends and if any of them care to get in touch feel free to e-mail me. I would really like to hear from any of the guys. I presently work for NavAir PMA-205 E2/C2 Maintenance Trainers..." [02MAR2000]

BOWLES, Wendell wendellbowles@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-2 (1972-1975) as part of the Line Divison..." [19DEC2011]

BOWLING, Charles J. "Bumble" Retired ehcampbell@worldnet.att.net"...Served in VP-45 from 82-88 when subs were our business and business was good, VX-1 from 88-91 and CV-67 ASMOD from 91-95. Doing the BIG RIG thing in Florida these days. Missing the flying!..."

BOWLING, AE2 Palmer D. pbowling1@cox.net "...I served with VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1963 to 1968 as a crewman aboard LJ-8, LJ-7 and LJ-1. Left aircrew in 1967 and was in charge of Electric Shop night shift. Made AE1 in 1968 but elected to join Vocaline Company of America, aircraft {call sign "Stop- Sign"}. Worked part time at the Driftwood Inn as part of Nora's gang. Left Maine and retired after serving 34 years as a police officer in the state of Virginia. Nickname " Bo". Loved riding that bow seat on take offs and landings. I know, I know! You guys be careful out there!..." [07APR2010]

BOWMAN, Allen animallee@yahoo.com "...I'm currently stationed with (VP-4) Patron Four, in the Corrosion shop. Not the best job but I earn my keep. It's great to see that thier are still people that have pride for our country and military members. Sometimes I feel that doesnt exist anymore. To all of the people who put this page together, Thanks..." [29OCT98]

BOWMAN, Ben N. bnb33@rittermail.com "...I served aboard the USS Gardiners Bay (AVP-39) (1954-1957). I was discharged after decomissioning and before the ship was turned over to Norwegian Navy..." [E-Mail Updated 10AUG2013 | 30DEC2003]

BOWMAN, Chris cem@terraworld.net "...Served with VP-5 from 1975 thru 1978. Hello to all my old(and I mean OLD) comrades who made deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland in '76 and '78, and NAS Sigonella, Sicily in '77. Currently Program Manager for Star*Kraft, Inc.(we mfg. executive, all carbon-graphite aircraft) here in my hometown of Ft. Scott, KS..." [15APR98]

BOWMAN, Christopher clb67273@aol.com "...I was fortunate enough to be with VP-11 from 83 to 86. I was the IRDS Tech who was always getting into trouble with AIMD because I fixed the system on the airplane. Reported to the squadron in NAS Keflavik, Iceland, did the the NAS Bermuda thing and back to NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I spent 12 more years in the Navy at NAS BARBER,s Point, Hawaii, NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, NSF Diego Garcia, NAS Misawa, Japan and NAS Oceana. I, by far, had the best time and met the best people in VP-11. I am still an infrared guy. I now work as a tech rep for Lockheed Martin Electronics and Missles..." [12DEC98]

BOWMAN, Jim jimbowjr@yahoo.com "...I served with VC-5 (1965-1970). I was one of the original A/C's that started the VC-5 Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) Program. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [14SEP2013]

BOWMAN, AMH3 Kimberly D (Hoops and Mansfield) tokiman97@hotmail.com "...I'm looking for anyone who was in VP-9 with me. I was there from 90-93 then went to ETD in BARBER,s point Hawaii from 93-94. Honorably discharged in 94. Reenlisted in 96 and was in HC-4 until 97. I am now married to an FE and have a beautiful daughter. We are stationed in VP-10 in NAS Brunswick, Maine..." [22JUN2000]

BOWMAN, LT(jg) Robert Earl Shipmate Pix Circa 1943 c/o His Daughter Carolyn Jo Snow snow0011@msn.com "...My father LT(jg) Robert Earl Bowman was with VP-26 and VP-207. He flew the PBM5's in China, Bermuda, and he said that he flew out after the 5 planes that were lost in the Berrmda triangle. One seaplane didn't return. It blew up. He said that on a training mission he had a navigator report, "I'm sorry sir, but I don't know our location." Dad said that he told him that he wasn't lost. He said that you could always tune in to a Florida radio station and fly towards the strong signal if nothing else! In the Pacific he was with the 7th. He said he flew the NW corner of the Pacific. He can tell alot of interesting stories. He said that he even flew over Japan about a month after they dropped the atom bombs. My dad is 75 now and one heck of a "great guy"..." WebSite: http://www.navypbm5bowman.homestead.com/pbm5.html [URL Updated 07MAR2001 | 20FEB2001]

BOWMAN, Samuel A. c/o His Daughter Terri Bisig TeresaBsg@aol.com "...Served with VPB-22 from 1944 through 1945. Would be interested in hearing from any and or former shipmates..." [19APR2001]

BOWMAN, Wayne wabowman@gci.net "...I was in VP-2 62 to 64 Made two deployments to Alaska, from NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Had a great time in VP-2. I would invite all old Shipmates to join the VP-2 Assoc. as it is a good chance to find old friends. I am also looking for Roger L. Gilbert he was a AD during that time frame. During my first deployment to Alaska I flew second mech in crew one with CDR D.P. Lanagan. One of the best to ever fly a P2V..." [20JAN2002]

BOWZER, PR1 Greg gbowzer@hotmail.com "...I served with HC-1 (1975-1977) at NAF Imperial Beach, CA, HS-8 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (1977-1980) with deployments aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and VP-90 (1981-1983). I left the Navy and joined the Army National Guard attending the Army OCS and received commission as an Officer in 1987. I was Commanding Officer of 128th MPAD retiring in 1999..." [29MAR2017]

BOX, Don boxd@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-19 1981-84 and VQ-1 1978-81..." [E-Mail Updated 24FEB2002 | 26NOV99]

BOX, ADC J L (Lynn) Retired jbox100919@aol.com "...I've seen names here that I haven't even thought of in way too long! It's superto know that so many Shipmates are still around. I started my Navy Carrer in the Common Navy in VR21 then on to VAW-111 Det 33 (FUDDS) then got smart and went TAR served in VP-90, VP-67, VC-13, VP-67 (again), NAR NAS Memphis, Tennessee, and VP-94 OUT..." [04JUN98]

BOYCE, AME2 Jon jon@customsecuritytechnologies.com "...I served with VX-4 (1977-1979). I worked in the "seat" shop. Made a table everyone signed with their home town..." [02JAN2015]

BOYD, CDR Austin W. Retired austin.w.boyd@saic.com "...I served in VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from October 81 to May 84, as part of the Seahawk legacy ( NS Rota, Spain - NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, 82, NAS Bermuda, 83, Grenada and ElSalvador, 83). Understand VP-23 went away eventually, like many others of my old squadrons. I showed up at VP-23 after a stint as an instructor at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, so I was one of a very few 3P LTs in the service for a while. From VP-23 on to the Postgraduate School for a masters in Space Engineering, and then via VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California to serve in NMPC Sea Duty Component and support the Dallas Det. After 3 years in the Dallas organization, and many trips to NAS Point Mugu, California, I shipped over to department head tour with VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida ( NS Rota, Spain - NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal 90, Desert Shield 90-91). From NAS Jacksonville, Florida, on to Washington to disappear into the Pentagon as a COmmander and run Navy SATCOM programs and space policy at Naval Space Command. Three trips through the RAG (VP-30, VP-31, VP-30), 10 squadrons counting RAG and instructing. Now retired and working for SAIC in Huntsville, AL, and enjoying the new life as an engineer..." [04FEB2002]

BOYD, Charles charlesboyd@cox.net "...I was in the AME shop in VQ-1 from 1969 to 1972 then VQ-2 from 1972 to 1975. I am looking for anyone that remembers me from VQ-1 to help me verify to the VA that we deployed to FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam..." [23JAN2004]

BOYD, Jim (Deceased) chiefjb@netdoor.com "...My patrol squadron career began in 1966, I reported to VP-48 from B school in Jacksonville, the were flying SP5B's out of NAS North Island, San Diego, California and NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. I made one detachment as a maintenance electrician an returned to NAS North Island, San Diego, California; we were selected for transition to new P-3's, my first flight experience was in pig boats. I remained in VP-48 until 1972 transferring to NAMTG 1012 at Moffett. I was a flight engineer on the NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAS Adak, Alaska deployments, both deployments were fun, however, we lost "F" troop: a tragedy I will never forget. I was also assigned to Patron VP-50, VP-17, VP-1, VP-22, and VRF-31, with numerous TAD'S throughout the Pacific fleet. I retired as a Senior Chief Aviation Electric out of NAMTG Headquarters, NAS Memphis, Tennessee. My career also include tours of duty with the Iranian Airforce and the United States Navy Senior Enlisted Academy..." [Deceased 19JUL2003 | 13FEB2000 | 20NOV99]

BOYD, Nelson nelsonboyd@mindspring.com "...I was in VP-724 and VP-722 around 1963-65. I went on the NAS Los Alamitos, California cruise and got to see the Watts riots up real close. The next year was NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I went on to 5 years active 67-72 in the USAF, but flying in P2s was the best in my service years. The commute in R4Ds was fun too, especially when they were being phased out for R6s. We had 6 straight emergency landings. Nice to hear from the NAS Glenview, Illinois gang..." [06OCT2000]

BOYD, CDR Randall T. Retired C/O His Son Stephen Boyd sbmarshfield@aol.com "...My dad is Cdr Randall T. Boyd Jr (ret). He was in VP-47 in 1950 during the Korean War. He was awarded the DFC (2 Gold stars) and the Air Medal (4 Gold Stars) while he was a member of VP-47. He was also C.O. of VP-34 in 1955. He was also with VS-52. I am one of his 5 sons. Our dad is very ill (terminally) with cancer. If any of you remember him from Korea or NAS Trinidad, British West Indies (VP-34) or NS Rota, Spain or NAS Pensacola, Florida or ONI DC or USS Dallas, etc - please send him a card at his Houston home. I am sure he'd love to see a card from you. He doesn't do phones now. Thank you all. The address is Cdr Randall Boyd Jr. ret. 780 W. Bay Area Blvd Webster, TX 77598..." [21OCT2001]

BOYTE, AW3 "Steve" smboyte@yahoo.com "...One of the early AWs to come through school at NAS Millington, Tennessee. Then more school, including SERE School at Coronado (NAS North Island, San Diego, California), then VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Finally reached VP-47 in October 1969 and stayed until discharge in July 1972. Deployed to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. 70 with detachments to The Philippines, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. Was on the flight crew that found those sailors drifting, without power, on that amphibious craft up near Japan. Then enjoyed a deployment to beautiful, downtown NAS Adak, Alaska. Remember sitting in plane with engines revved up, listening to countdown to detonation of an atomic device. Thankfully, NAS Adak, Alaska did not sink and we just taxied back to the hanger. At different times, was on Crews 11, 5, and 1. Now living on the banks of a bayou in Louisiana. Would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [23MAR2019]

BOYEA, AE2 Michael mboyea@edge.net "...I served with VT-24 from 1977 to 1980 as Aircraft Electrican. I achieved the rank of AE2 upon Honorable Discharge with Good Conduct Ribbon and Medal..." [11DEC2009]

BOYER, Bob boyerb@rbcinc.com "...Was CMC of VP-64 when I retired in Mar of 1983. Prior to that time I served on the CRPWL Staff, VP-90, RATCEN, VP-91, AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California, NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota and CNARESTRA Staff, and NAS Glenview, Illinois..." [24MAR98]

BOYER, AMHC Lewis J. lewis.boyer@att.net "...I served with VP-45 (1956-1958), NAS Midway Island, VR-21 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VR-1 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VW-4,NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, NAS Atlanta, Georgia, NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey and back to NAS Atlanta, Georgia to retirement in 1977..." [29MAR2012]

BOYER, CDR (MD) John D. boyeraloha@aol.com "...I am interested in hearing from any squadron mates asociated with VP-19 during the first Gulf War: 1989-1991. I was the flight surgeon during those years. I am also resporting a P2 Neptune navagator's chair and I am seeking original seatbelts to complete the project..." [08MAY2005]

BOYER, LCDR Mark A. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=591 "...LCDR Mark A. Boyer, USN - NFL Number: 591 - Date of Birth: 2/8/1915 - Date In: 12/1/1940 - Date Out: 9/1/1945 - City, State: Jefferson City, MO - School Attended: Westminster Coll - Aircraft Flown: PBY-5A, PV-2, R4D-6, SNG-3, JRB - Ship or Unit: VP-73, Hedron-9 and VP-ML-68 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: N. Atlantic - Associations/Service Organizations: Kiwanis - Significant Achievements: Additional combat experience in Newfoundland, Iceland, & Africa. Received MA & Ed.D at Washington U 2.158.7 flt hrs. Church work. Scouting. In Memoriam? No..." [06DEC2005]

BOYER, CAPTAIN Michael F. www.narjax.navy.mil/staff/leadership/xo.html "...Captain Michael F. Boyer was born in Washington, D.C., attended the University of Maryland, and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Later that year, he was accepted into the Aviation Officer Candidate Program at Pensacola, Florida, was commissioned an Ensign in 1978, and was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1979. Following fleet replacement training in the P-3 Orion aircraft, in April 1980 he reported to VP-17 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Flying the P-3, he qualified as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, Instructor Pilot and Maintenance Check Pilot. His ground assignments included Avionics/ Armament Division Officer and Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Officer. During his tour of duty, Captain Boyer deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and participated in detachments to NAS Agana, Guam, NSF Diego Garcia, and NAS Adak, Alaska. His next assignment in August 1983 was to Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville, Florida where he served for three years as an Officer Programs Recruiter. During this tour, he was accepted into the Training and Administration of the Reserves (TAR) program. In August 1986 Captain Boyer reported to his first Reserve squadron, VP-62, at NAS Jacksonville, Florida where he re-qualified as a plane commander and mission commander. His ground jobs included Safety Officer and Operations Officer. During his tour, VP-62 underwent an extensive transition from the P-3C MOD aircraft to the then state-of-the-art P-3C Update III. He was next assigned to VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania where he served as both the Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer. During this tour, he was selected for follow-on assignment as a squadron Officer-in-Charge (OIC). In July 1991 Captain Boyer reported to VP-62 as the OIC. Over the next 18 months, VP-62 conducted counter-drug operations out of NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Key West, Florida, and was deployed to NAS Bermuda for six weeks of Annual Training. Following his OIC tour in January 1993, he reported to Naval Air Reserve (NAR) Jacksonville where he served as the Reserve Programs Director and Executive Officer. During his tour, NAR Jacksonville won the Ensign C.H. Hammann Award as the most efficient NAR in the Force. From August 1996 to June 1997, Captain Boyer attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C., graduating with a Masters Degree in National Resource Strategy. His next assignment was at Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia where he served as Chief Staff Officer (CSO). As CSO, he managed the Wing's Squadron Assist Visit Program for five (and later seven) squadrons, and oversaw the career progression of numerous TAR aviation officers. He was also instrumental in the consolidation of Reserve Patrol Wings Atlantic and Pacific into a single Reserve Patrol Wing. In September 1999 Captain Boyer reported to the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C. where he served as the Deputy Division Chief in the Forces Division, Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate, J-8. He was selected for Major Command in September 2001. His military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (4) and numerous other unit awards and decorations. Captain Boyer assumed command of Naval Air Reserve Jacksonville on July 27, 2002..." [03JUL2003]

BOYETT, Lynda (Ross) LyndBoyett@aol.com "...I was an AZ1 with VP-24 85-89, then NAMTRADET 1011. I would love to catch up with former shipmates..."

BOYINGTON, REAR ADMIRAL John E. Jr. https://www.cnatra.navy.mil/00.htm "...Commander, Navy Region South - A native of Pensacola, Fla, Rear Admiral John E. Boyington, Jr. began his military career as an Army warrant officer flying helicopter gunships during the Vietnam Conflict. He was commissioned via the Navy's Aviation Officer Candidate School in January 1973 and received his "Wings of Gold" in December 1973. In October 2000, he assumed command as Chief of Naval Air Training and Commander, Navy Region South. His operational tours: First tour in VP-56 deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Keflavik, Iceland; Department Head tour with VP-4 in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, serving as Safety, Maintenance and Operations Officer deploying to NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Adak, Alaska; Executive Officer of VP-31. His command tours: Commanding Officer VP-50, CPW-1, Japan, Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, SEVENTH Fleet (CTF 72) , Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force FIFTH Fleet (CTF 57), Commander, Iceland Defense Force (Joint Subunified Command) and Island Commander Iceland (NATO), Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Atlantic, and Commander, Mine Warfare Command. Shore and staff tours: P-3 flight instructor in VP-30, fixed and rotary wing test pilot and project officer for the E-2, S-3, P-3, UH-1 and C-12 aircraft, as well as NASA's QSRA and Tilt Rotor aircraft flight-test programs. His Washington, DC tours include, Chief Engineer for Maritime Patrol Aircraft Naval Air Systems Command and Maritime Patrol Requirements Officer staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (N88). Formal education: Bachelor's degree, University of West Florida, Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Naval Post Graduate School, and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Management Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College, Naval Test Pilot School, member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and a designated Acquisition Professional. Rear Admiral Boyington has flown more than 600 armed combat missions in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Bosnia, and Kosovo. He is rated as a Navy Jet, Helicopter, and Prop Aviator and has 8,000 flight hours in more than 80 types of aircraft. His decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Gold Star, Bronze Star (combat "V"), Meritorious Service Medal (two gold stars), Air Medal (25 strike devices), Navy Commendation Medal (two gold stars), numerous service ribbons and the Commander's Cross with Star of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon presented by the President of Iceland..." [18JUN2003]

BOYLE, Hugh P. hughboyle@earthlink.net "...It was my great pleasure to fly with many wonderful guys in VP-93, NAF Detroit, Michigan from 1981-1983 and 1985-1989. I also spent some time with VP-0516 SAU, NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1983 and VP-62, NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1984-1985..." [24APR2001]

BOYLE, AO3 Joe patron24circa1968@comcast.net "...I served with VP-24 (1968-1970). I worked for AOC Youngson and flew with Crew-1. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 22APR2013 | E-Mail Updated 21MAR2010 | 07AUG2003]

BOYLE, Ken kenb175@aol.com "...I was in VP-10 from the end of 1962 to Sept 1964. I was a member of CAC - 12 and flew as Radio Operator and 2nd Tech. Our PPC was LT Campbell. My first Tech was Crask (from Kentucky) and my best mate was Billy Dawe who also flew as Radio operator. Adkins was our Plane Captain, Bert Wheeler the electrian. We all went on deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I would love to here from anyone who remembers me or any of the fellows I have mentioned..." [05JAN98]

BOYLE, ASM3 Ralph B. rbboyle53@bellsouth.net "...School at NATTC Memphis (1971), VAW-111 Det-3 (1971 to 1973), USS Odgen LPD-5 Air Department (1973 to 1974) and VP-47 (1974 to 1975)..." [14OCT2005]

BOYLE, Vincent vboyle2000@aol.com "...I am trying to reach anyone that was connected with FAW-2 from 1952 to 1953. I was TAD from the USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) to the group to play basketball for them. We won the Far East Championship tht year. Would love to get in touch. Have a picture of the team with names of all the players. Hope this reaches someone. At the time Admiral TB Williamson was the head honcho. Especially woud like to get in touch with anyone who knew LT Jerry Hovland..." [E-Mail Updated 09MAR2006 | 11DEC2002]

BOZARD, ATN3 Roger G. Peanutxx@AOL.COM "...I was an ATN3 on Crew 10 in VP-45 in 1970-1971 . I would like to hear from anyone that was there during that time. Over and Out - Fineart 10..." [12JAN99]

BOZEMAN, Ronnie r2s2@fairpoint.net "...I served with AEWBarRonPac (AEW One - ATWAN) from September 1964 to May 1965, VP-31 (student - ATW3 then AX3), VP-40 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines were served as a aircrew member in Crew-10 (Queen Easy (QE) 10) and worked in the Avionics Shop for the last several months of my enlistment (November 1965 to June 1967). Enjoyed my time between NAS Barbers Point, Hawaiit and NAS Midway Island with AEWBarRonPac avoiding the "Goony" birds and also enjoyed my experience as crew member aboard the P5M Marlin seaplane with VP-40 and all the friends I made during my enlistment..." [01FEB2010]

BOZICH, Robert RobertBozich@TAPnet.net "...Hi Shipmates. Began flying P2Vs with VP-11 in 66 and transitioned to P-3As 67. Went to NPGS 70-72. Ships company, CATCC, on the Kennedy 72-74. Primary instructor in VT-1 NAAS Saufley Field, Florida, 74-76. Back to flying P-3Bs with VP-44 in 76 and transitioned to P-3Cs in 77. Defense Mapping Agency, St. Louis, Program Manager on Navigational Moving Map Displays from 80-84. Retired in 84. Currently Program Manager with Allied Signal..." [30AUG98]

BOZIN, REAR ADMIRAL Stanley D. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/bozinsd.html "...Rear Adm. Stanley D. Bozin, a native of Union, New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers College of Engineering at New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. He received his commission in November of 1974 through the Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate Program and was designated a Naval Aviator in December 1975. Following flight training, he reported to VP-48 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Achieving designation as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot, he deployed to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Misawa, Japan. While attached to VP-48, he served as Communications Officer, AW Division Officer, Schedules Officer, Flight Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. In October 1979, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster, Pennsylvania. There he served as the Schedules Officer, Test and Evaluation Project Support Officer and Aircraft Maintenance Department Head. While attached to Naval Air Development Center he flew all variants of the P3C aircraft, and also qualified as Plane Commander and Instructor Pilot in the UC-27 aircraft. Rear Adm. Bozin was then ordered to the USS Coral Sea as the Assistant Navigator in January 1983. He deployed with the "Ageless Warrior" on the "around the world cruise" and homeport change from Alameda, California to Norfolk, Virginia. In June 1985, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California. Upon graduation in December 1986, he received a Master of Science Degree in Financial Management. Following refresher training. Rear Adm. Bozin reported to VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida in May 1987. During his tour, he served as Maintenance Officer, Mission Commander and Instructor Pilot deploying to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. In January 1989, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Office of Chief of Naval Operations, Air Warfare (OP-OS), as the lead Naval Aircraft Procurement Program and Budget Analyst. In May 1991, he reported to VP-24 on deployment in NAS Keflavik, Iceland as the Executive Officer. In May 1992, he assumed command of VP-24 and deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily in October 1992. While in NAS Sigonella, Sicily, Rear Adm.(sel) Bozin was assigned as Commander, Task Group 67.1. On deployment, the squadron worked closely with the USS John F. Kennedy Battle Group and participated in OPERATIONS DESERT CALM, MARITIME MONITOR/GUARD, RESTORE HOPE and ASSURED VICTOR. In June 1993, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (FM&C), as the Assistant to the Appropriations Matters Office. He was assigned as the lead liaison for all Navy Research, Development, Test and Evaluation programs between Congressional Appropriations committees and senior navy leadership. On August 15, 1996, Rear Adm. Bozin assumed command of CPW-10 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. In addition to his Wing Commander training oversight responsibilities, he also assumed the operational duties as Commander, Task Group 12.1. In June 1998, he was assigned to the J8 Directorate of the Joint Staff as the Division Chief for the Sea, Air, Space, Superiority Assessment Division. He provided assessments as directed by the Joint Requirements Oversight Council and reported to the Chairman of the Joint Staff. The Chairman used this information in communications with the Secretary of Defense on budget preparation and issues. In May 2000, Rear Adm. Bozin reported to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (FM&C), as the Head of the Appropriations Matters Office. Rear Adm. Bozin has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legion of Merit Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and various other unit awards..." [24JUN2003]

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