VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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Memorial Picture "...BYERS, Floyd J...My father, Floyd J Byers, flew with VPB-20 in the Philippines from approximately 1944 to May 1945. I have some of his records, but they are not complete. I believe he may have been shot down in mid May 1945. He died several years ago and I don't know of any way to find out what happened. I would like anyone who may have information to contact me. I'd like to pass on the information to my son. Thank you...His Son Dale Byers dalebyers@comcast.net..." [E-Mail Updated 08APR2004 | 22JUL2003]

Memorial Picture "...BYRD, Al...It is with sadness that I report the death of Al Byrd. Al served as a pilot in VP-10 from 1982 to 1985. Eventually Al ended up as pilot for American Airlines, flying the Boeing 767 out of Miami, Florida. Al was killed in a plane accident on December 12, 2000 while teaching acrobatics in a Pitts Special. The aircraft entered a flat spin that they were unable to recover from...DUXBURY, CAPTAIN Bill "Dux" dux@sprynet.com..." [15MAR2001]

Memorial Picture "...BYRD, AMS2 Ernest...It is with sadness that I report the death of VP-50 Shipmate AMS2 Ernest Byrd. Ernest passed away around 1993..." Contributed by Carl J. Stillwell cjs.stillwell@gmx.ux [07MAR2011]

BYERLY, Victor N. sewersup@earthlink.net "...I served with Airborne Early Warning Barrier Squadron Pacific (AEWBarRonPac) from 1961 to 1965 (DEW Line and beyond). I would like to hear from anyone on Crew F-65, F-34, Frank N., M. Calvin, K. Flynn, J. Gomez, LT Goodall, LT Early, and any of the Plane Captains and other support crew we had. We had some great flight time and are here today because of our pilots and flight engineers, LCDR Worselry, Domigowski and others. I went through bootcamp at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, AT training in NAS Memphis, Tennessee and NAS Glynco, Georgia, and homeported at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I would like to hear with anyone that served on any of the crew I flew with..." [19JAN2004]

BYERLY, P. Wayne pizwilli@bledsoe.net "...I Served in Crew-5 of VP/VPB-27 from day of commissioning,June 1, 1944 until relieved at Okinawa (August 8, 1945) and rotated back to the States. Being a third-class mech (AMM3/c), qualified flight-engineer but served primarily as a tail-gunner. Those inclusive dates encompass the Okinawa Campaign. I lost track of nearly everyone. In 1983, a now deceased pilot gave me a roster of 19 Officers and 2 Enlisted men. Determined, and at my own expense, I started with that list of shipmates. At the end of seven years I had 164 current addresses on roster of VPB-27 personnel. It was a real joy! Some since are deceased and some are just not interested. At present I have an active mailing of 120 Officers and Enlisted. I publish an informal (labor of love) Newsletter of VPB-27 for the guys..." [12JAN98]

BYNUM, Terris L. tlbynum@rtmc.net "...I reported to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in April or May of 1956 to MATRON2 and was part of the crew assigned to to restore personnel lockers in preparation for the AEW squadrons that had'nt been established yet. I served as the Yeoman in the 1st LT's Office until VW-14 was established at which time I was invited to become an ACW. I was a crew member aboard Connie "143222" that lost its height finding radar and center vertical stabilizer enroute to Midway just west of the Islands. "God Bless Cdr Bogdonavich" where ever he is for pulling us out of that horrendous dive. I continued to fly until 1959 when the Navy offered me "Air Traffic Control School" so off to ATC School at NAS Olathe, Kansas and finishing my navy stint at NAS Oceana in 1961. Started my Air Traffic career with the FAA in Wash. DC/Va. 1965, retiring in 2002 to a beautiful lake in North Carolina. I now spend my time at my computer flying the "flight simulator." I have a great looking sim "WILLY VICTO! R and SNB. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [14MAR2009]

BYRD, ADJ2 Bill the4byrds@webtv.net "...I served with VP-48 from 1967-1970 in Power Plants. I have many memories of those days. Would love to here from old Shipmates..." [09MAR2002]

BYRD, AE2 James badwaterjim@gmail.com "...I served with VQ-1 (1973-1976) as an EA3-B ELINT operator. Flew with Detachment 41, 1975 Indian Ocean Crusie. Still have my Peter Rabbit patch..." [20NOV2010]

BYRNE, Charles G. cbyrne1936@msn.com "...I served with VR-22 (1956-1958) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I was fortunate enough to be selected as Parchute Loft Sailor of the Month..." [03JUN2019]

BYRNE, AO2 Dean Kabloey@hotmail.com "...CDR Hollis, I flew with you on several occasions between 1964 & 68. I flew with A. J. Gravit most of the time and a red headed LCDR we called Doc because he was a dentist. I came to NAS Olathe, Kansas in 1964 and was assigned to VP-883 and immediately went on flight status. I was an AMH2 and flew the Ordnance position for 4 years. Had a rate change request in for AO when I got out 30 Apr 68 and went to the Army because all 3 of my requests for Viet Nam had been turned down by the Navy. I volunteered for Special Forces and finaly made it to RVN in 69. When I went thru NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam I found that the Army was flying P2V-7s - w/o the stinger tail and painted black. Big surprise..." [02JUL2001]

BYRNE, PH2 Jennifer jbyrne@vinson.navy.mil "...I served with VPU-1 from 1993-1994, then moved over to VP-23 from 1994-decom, and finally over to VP-10 from 1995-1998. I made some very good friends while in the VP community, unfortunatly have lost touch with alot of them. I am currently on board the USS Carl Vinson, and have just returned from the Arabian Gulf doing our part for Operation Enduring Freedom. It was a photographers dream! Hopefully I can get in touch with old friends, Justin Boden, Zo, Buffy, Kurt Evans, Dave Madsen, and anyone else that frequented Joshuas during that time frame..." [13APR2002]

BYRNE, Jerry (Byrnee) Retired fishboy13@hotmail.com "...I served with VA-37 (USS Forrestal), EEAP NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-30, VP-4, CPWP NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VP-47, and Security Force NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I am now retired to Gold Coast Australia..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 26JAN2004 | BIO Updated 07FEB99 | 16FEB98]

BYRNE, AMS3 Joe jbyrne6859@aol.com "...I served with VP-40, VP-50 and VP-48..." [04MAR2009]

BYRNE, AW3 Paul F. byrnenup@gmail.com "...I served with VP-16 (1986-1990) as a Sensor Station One Operator - Bear Trap Crew. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [30JUN2017]

BYRNES, Jim mmadjim99@verizon.net "...I served with VR-1 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1951 to 1954 on R5D and R7V aircraft. Would like to hear from any Shipmates..." [28NOV2006]

BYRNS, ATS Paul pjbyrns@sbcglobal.net "...VP-26 1961-65..." [12MAR2010]

BYTHROW, AT2 John S. jstarby@comcast.net "...I served with VS-32 as Air Crewman AT2, 1958-1962; based at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and squadron aboard Wasp, CVS-18, until after the hangar fire then, Lake Champlain, CVS-39 recovering Alan Shepard in Freedom-7 and checking out the 'Gitmo gangs from time-to-time. Would love to be shooting off one of today's flight decks. My son Patrick is in the USAF with his wife and - count 'em - 9 of my grandchildren. Props' to all today's service-men and service-women, you are the greatest!..." [27NOV2004]

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