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Memorial Picture "...ELLER, ENSIGN Dick...My Father, Ensign Eldon C. Eller, served with VP-71 and served as a Flight Instructor in Seattle after the war. Dad had a business ("Playmaker Tours") flying gamblers to California in the 1960's. I would like to hear from former Shipmates via E-Mail or Voice (209-533-9056)..." Contributed by CWO4 R. A. Eller, USMC-Retired t.eller@skywayusa.net [19SEP2011]

Memorial Picture "...ELLIOTT, John M...My Late-Father (John M. Elliott) was with VP-94 during WWII stationed in Brazil. I have alot of pictures that he took. If any of his old buddy's would like copies of them please e-mail me. Also I would like to attend any VP-94 Reunions and bring these photos with me to share. Thanks...Roy Elliott plains@starband.net..." [16JAN2005]

Memorial Picture "...ELLS, Howard E. "Howie"...I just learned that Howie Ells (Howard E. Ells), formerly an officer with VPB-106, passed away last November 26th at the age of 91. See http://www.bisbeeporcella.com/obituary/Howard-E.-Ells/So.-Dennis-MA/1320002. My father served with VPB-119 which was commissioned in 1944 with a large number of former VPB-106 personnel. During my research of VPB-119 I had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Ells and we exchanged several emails. Howie loaned me his copy of the 1943-44 VPB-106 cruise book for scanning and he was quite helpful in identifying various personnel in photos I had collected. He was well known and quite popular among his veteran peers. I enjoyed talking with Mr. Ells..." Contributed by David C. Deatherage satx_dave@flash.net [23FEB2014]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...ELROD, AMC James R...James Richard Elrod, 88, of St. Marie, MT passed on in his home on January 12th, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Edna Josephine Elrod of NYC, NY. He is the son of Joseph Bean Elrod, Jr. and Ruby Alice Finch. He was born Jan 19th 1923 in Americus, GA. Mr. Elrod joined the US Navy in May of 1941. His unit was the first to arrive in North Africa in World War II. He returned and was assigned to Lake City, FL where he met his wife Edna in 1944. They were married in St Augustine, FL Sept 12th, 1944. He achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer early in his career and was the maintenance Chief of VP-10 (1954-1959), Eastern Seaboard Fleet, at NAS Brunswick, Maine. His squadron was awarded the Navy-E two years in succession under his leadership. He retired from the US Navy in May, 1961 while living in Camarillo, CA, and entered the US Postal Service, and retired as a rural letter carrier in 1971. He moved to St. Marie, MT from Americus, GA in August of 1994. He was preceded in death by an older sister Frances Genevieve Elrod; older brother Joseph Bean Elrod III; and a younger brother William Earl Elrod. He is survived by a younger brother Alan Elrod of Cathedral City, CA. He has five living children: James P. Elrod (Sharon); Elizabeth Ann Baker (Willard); Donna Jane Hunt (John); John Matthew Elrod (Lynne); and Edward Bruce Elrod. He has 9 living grandchildren - Kirkwood Funeral Home http://kirkwoodfuneralhome.com/..." Contributed by WILSON, AT2 Robert T. Jr. helgasgardener@gmail.com [25JAN2012]

ELBERT, Bob bob@midiowa.net "...I served with VP-17 from 1969 through 1972. Maybe I chased you around the hangar trying to get you to turn in your tool box at the end of your tour? I operated the tool shed for awhile and then graduated to the teletype ordering all the gear to replace the stuff you guys brought back broken. John Hood was my official "Sea Daddy" and I remember a lot of good times in the Material Shop. Anyone currently in contact with Warren Traub? I was an ATN3 (whatever that was) when I got out in 72. Never worked as one much although I remember firing up the APU a few times..that was always a rush for me. Back then I recreated mostly (got in trouble with) Ron Weeks and communicate with him via email now and then. I'm presently a Photographer working at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Drop me an email if you have memories to share..." [24AUG2000]

ELBERT, Theo AseiTheo@aol.com "...I am an ex-P2V pilot (four years active duty and seventeen years reserve) and am currently a University professor in pensacola, FL. I am also a volunteer tour guide at the National Museum of Naval Aviation here in pensacola. The museum has the one and only Truculent Turtle on display, as well as an ASW configured SP-2H (P2V-7), We also have PBY, PB2Y, PB4Y-2, and PV-2 patrol aircraft. My active duty squadron was VP-26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, and my reserve duty was at Naval Air Stations at Columbus, Ohio; NAS Glenview, Illinois; and NAS Los Alamitos, California. All are now closed..." [17DEC97]

ELDRIDGE, QM3 Sanford c/o Michael Eldridge meldridge00@yahoo.com "...I served aboard the USS Pine Island (AV-12) in 1949. I would like to hear from former Shipmates and also obtain a list of Shipmates aboard the USS Pine Island (AV-12) in 1949. Thanks..." [29MAR2010]

ELFERS, Mike elfman001@msn.com "...I served as an SS1 with VP-22 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 1984 to 1987 on Crews 8 and 11 with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska. Also served with ASWOC/TSC 374 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1988 to 1991 as a reservist. Looking for old squadron mates and Air Worms from this time frame..." [04JAN2001]

ELGERSMA, AO2 Kenneth Stinkytoe2@aol.com "...VP-16 6/66 to 10/69. A lot of fun was had in a lot of different places..." [01MAY2001]

ELKINS, AD2 Richard L. sniklee@q.com "...I served with VP-65 (Plank Holder). I came up from Las Al. when VP-65 was formed. I miss it and the guys so much. God bless you all..." [21JUN2011]

ELLINGSWORTH, AK Richard Lee relling3@mchsi.com "...I served with VP-47 from 1955-1957. I served in the squadron as an AK..." [12JAN2003]

ELSWICK, A03 Larry fsu444@aol.com "...I served with VP-7 from August 1962 through June 1964 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [29JUN2001]

ELEZIAN, ADR2 Bob elezianb@cox.net "...I served with VP-60 as a TAR from November 1970 (plankholder) until 1974 when I decided to finish college. Prior to VP-60 I was invloved in the closure of NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota. Flew quite a bit as a FCPC and my wife had a 30 minutes of an 8 mm movies that I took into a video for me a few years ago for my birthday. I own a plane, free lance flight instructor and always go looking for P2s. There are a few in the southwest flying a aerial fire fighters..." [E-Mail Updated 31DEC2003 | 15MAR2000]

ELISON, LCDR Gus Retired guselison@aol.com "...I was a member of VP-23 from 1950 through 1952. We were stationed in Miami at NAS Masters Field, Miami, Florida and were the Navy's Hurricane Hunters. We had nine PB4Y-2 aircraft and staged out of NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and San Juan during the storm season. In the winter we put the top turrets in and deployed to North Africa. In 1951 the crew spent 5 months in tents. In 1952 the squadron was split and half of us went to NAS Brunswick, Maine and the other half went to NAS Jacksonville, Florida to form VJ-2 later VW-4 as the Hurricane hunters. NAS Brunswick, Maine in those days lacked a lot of sailor comforts. VP-23, great duty..." [24JUN2001]

ELL, Larry ellfamily@bis.midco.net "...I served with VT-2 (12/1974-05/1978) in the Consolidated Check Crew Division with members from VT-3 and VT-6. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [21SEP2011]

ELLEDGE, Mark az2mark@hotmail.com "...I was stationed at AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California from 1986-1989, VFA-305 from 1989-1993, Commander, Reserve Patrol Wing Pacific 1993-1997 and VP-91 from 1997-1999 Decom..." [22JUN99]

ELLETT, RMC John K. Retired mercedman@aol.com "...For all you VP'ers that flew out of NORIS/FAW-14 in late 1963 through late 65, I was one of those "Ham-fisted" troops on the beach (NZY4) that watched over your young bodies. Every hour on the hour, I required your report while airborne. My brag is that I never lost an aircraft in 2 years, although, I did have one sunk by a DD with 5"/38 fire!..." [08FEB2001]

ELLETT, AW2(FM) Terry ts3ll3tt@sbcgl0bal.n3t "...Looking to say hi to Hank, Mac, and anyone else from VP-23. Best magician in VP-23..." [E-Mail Updated 28AUG2003 | E-Mail Updated 17DEC2002 | 18OCT98]

ELLIOTT, AT2 Carl W. elliottcw@yahoo.com "...Served in VP-11 from 12-1961 until 4-1963. Navy career included VS-32 (2-1960 to 6-1960), VS-28 (6-1960 to 9-1961), VP-11 (12-1961 to 4-1963) and VQ-2 (4-1963 to 1-1966). My best memories are of VQ2 and NS Rota, Spain. I was an Aviation Electronics Technician (AT2), first radar and then communications/navigation..." [11MAR2001]

ELLIOTT, CWO3 Charles A. "Chuck" Retired charles@charlesaelliott.com "...I served with VP-31, VP-4, VX-1 and VQ-1. I flew as a P-3 FE from 1979-1987. My fondest Navy memories are from my VP days and look forward to hearing from former Shipmates..." Personal WebSite: http://www.charlesaelliott.com/ [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04FEB2012 | BIO Updated 10NOV2002 | E-Mail Updated 09MAR2002 | 17AUG98]

ELLIOTT, CAPTAIN Dave davide1955@aol.com "...I served in VP-44 from '79 to '82. Just missed the NAS Keflavik, Iceland deployment when I arrived in the squadron. Went on to fly with CAC6 (PPC Mike Caruso) on a WESTPAC deployment and finished as the PPC for CAC8 (JO crew) on a NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal/ASCENSIONS deployement. Followed Sean O'Neil to D.C. for a tour as Head of National Aviation Recruiting program for NAVCRUITCOM from '82-'85, then left active duty for a job with Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX (13 years). We were recently acquired by Raytheon. Maintained affiliation with the Navy through the Naval Air Systems Command Reserve Program. Currently on a CO tour with Naval Air Warfare Center in Orlando, Florida and having a ball! I would like to hear from any of the VP-44 members during the '79-'82 era, especially those I flew with. CAC6 - I will never forget the multiple approaches we shot at NAS Brunswick, Maine in the blizzard on our return from our 7 month WESTPAC deployment. NAS Brunswick, Maine was in the midst of a blinding blizzard and the wives were in the hangar. I was the 3P/2P. I flew the precision approaches while LT Jim Hanley prepared to take the transition to landing if we spotted the runway. We finally made it on the ground and taxied into the hangar. We were safe and the wives were happy! CAC8 - We never told anyone how we had to decide between a "ditch" or our "quasi" precision approach thanks to great crew coordination on our Ascension Island Det. Running low on gas, having shot multiple approaches on an ADF beacon (DH=600AGL) with no succeess, and having discussed a ditch with the TACCO, we elected to use our SS3 radar operator, TACCO, and flight crew to find a "fogged in" runway. I think of that often and I'm sure the rest of the crew does as well. It was a story never told, but worthy of an air medal for the entire crew - saving a plane and the crew! I have one more story to share. One night in NS Rota, Spain, I received a call at the BOQ - I was just recovering from a week of "walking pneumonia". I guess I was the only pilot left in town. The duty office needed a crew to fly to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and help a VP-44 VIP flight that was to pick up a VIP in NAS Sigonella, Sicily and return to ROTA. The VIP flight had developed a "delaminated or cracked" windshield. We pulled the crew together in launched for NAS Sigonella, Sicily, cleaning the aircraft along the way to serve as the VIP flight. Upon our arrival our FE went over to begin pre-flighting their a/c, which we were to ferry back to NS Rota, Spain (below 10K and slower speeds due to the crack). Our FE climbed up to look at their delaminated windshield and thought he might "clean" the windshield with Windex since he was already on the ladder. The "bubbles" mysteriously disappeared! They turned out to be water spots and not delamination bubbles! The worst part was that the VIP crew took our airplane anyhow since we had cleaned it all night on our flight over to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. We were stuck with the "dirty windshield" aircraft which we flew back to NS Rota, Spain. JOTL (Jr Officer Terroist League) presented a bottle of Windex to the PPC of that airplane when he left the squadron. What fun!! CAC6 and CAC8 let me hear from you!!..." [27MAY99]

ELLIOTT, Ernie JUMBOEE@AOL.COM "...I was an AT2 in VP-49 from May 1982 through July 1985. I went to VP-30, and later to VP-16. Currently in VPU-1. Really miss some of those old days. Please drop me a line..." [05DEC99]

ELLIOTT, PN3 Frank frank.elliott@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-50 (1973-1976) at NAS Moffett Field, California with deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, NAS Agana, Guam and NAF Misawa, Japan..." [03MAR2012]


ELLIOTT, Marc A. melliott@fccj.org "...I was attached to VPU-2 before it was called anything other than just Special Projects, VP-4, Association of Old Buzzards and eventually VPU-2. I was one of two maintenance techs in the airframes /corrosion shop. I worked for AMSC Ggonzales. I was an AMS2 at the time. Projects was by far the best command I was attached to while serving on active duty. From 1979 to 1982 we had a one room space that encompassed all the shops. It was a very tight knit group of guys. I will never forget all the fun and adventures experienced during that short three years. My decision to retire from the Navy was guaranteed after my tour. Hope to heart from others who may remember me..." [26MAR2000]

ELLIOTT, Mary-Elizabeth ihate_nik@yahoo.com "...I was the second woman assigned to VP-47 (1985 to 1988). I served in command with McHammer and Keith Meinhold..." [28APR2008]

ELLIOTT, Timon Libertyhound@cs.com "...I was stationed with FASRON-107 from 1957-58. My first duty station on entering the Navy. That was the old Navy we all talked about years later and wished that we could go back to. It was a period of my life that I shall always look back on and wish I could recapture. I learned so much from that period thanks to the men I served with and the leadership they displayed. I was for a short time in a VP squadron envolved in the invasion of Lebanon in 1958. Do you know what squadron that would be?..." [12JUN2002]

ELLIOTT, EM2 Thomas R. tomanddonna1@peoplepc.com "...I served on the USS Pine Island (AV-12) (E-Division). I remember some interesting times like the time we lost all our small boats (service and refueling). We had a seaplane set up and couldn't get out of the way of a typhoon. I was responsible for the boat deck crane and it went down and we knew the fantail crane was out of service as well. I don't recall everthing now but at the time I was sure I'd be court marshaled. Hope there's someone out there that can recall our 1958 and 1959 cruise. I would sure like to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 20FEB2005 | 10JAN2003]

ELLIS, SM1 Carl G. Retired blkshoe@safelink.net "...I served with FASRON-114 from Feburary 1958 through February 1959 (I was an AN driving one of the gas trucks and refueled VP-22 aircraft), ATU-101 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, ATU-800 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and made a deployment with VS-37 aboard the USS Philippine Sea CVS-47. While at NAS Kodiak, Alaska I managed to change my rate from AN to SN. February 1959 I was transfered to VR-8, then convinced the powers that be to get me to sea where sailors belong. I caught the USS Midway CVA-41, rode her for 5 1/2 yrs, left as an SM2, went to shore duty at NAS Alameda, California, then to the APL-5 at DaNang RVN, USS Edson DD-946 and finally the USS Oriskany CVA-34. While serving aboard the USS Oriskany CVA-34 I ran across WO Jim Posey who was a ABC when we served with FASRON-114. I retired in 72 as a SM1..." [26JUN2007]

ELLIS, AMSC Carlos Retired carlosellis793@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-56 (1970-1973) with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Souda Bay, Crete, Greece. I was the Airframes Chief and FE with Crew-5. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 07MAR2016 | E-Mail Updated 07DEC2009 | E-Mail Updated 08JUN2007 | E-Mail Updated 02FEB2007 | E-Mail Updated 29JUN2004 | 06OCT2001]

ELLIS, Jack jellis1860@msn.com "...I served with VP-8 (1964-1966), VP-30 detA (1966-1968), VP-56 (1969-1971), and VP-6 (1982-1985)..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAY2004 | 19NOV98][ICQ# 22801569]

ELLIS, E6 James D. jim.ellis24@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-92 (1978-1981) at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts while training for Flight Engineer. I would like to buy a VP-92 hat and hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 10FEB2014 | 15JAN2002]

ELLIS, John jje3@twcny.rr.com "...I served with VP-18 (1964-1966)..." [E-Mail Updated 21APR2014 | 07SEP2002]

ELLIS, Mickey greywolf@uninets.net "...I served with FASRON-108 from 1951-1955. Looking for teammates from the NAS Brunswick, Maine Baseball Team during 1951-1956. I would like to hear from any former teammates..." [25APR2003]

ELLIS, Robert robertelllis1947@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (1965-1967). I would like to hear from former P2 Shipmates..." [24FEB2020]

ELLIS, Roy shovelmedic@zoomtown.com "...I was at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam from 1968 to 1970. Security Division, Crash Fire Department (in the camper) then Life Guard at pool (lived in the pool hooch behind the outdoor theater). Played drums in the base rock band, did some river duty also. Would like to hear from others that may have some pictures and or memories to share. Jerry Dudash are you out there? Interested in a cruisebook from that time, I never got one..." [15MAY2004]

ELLIS, AT1 Steve C. tcomm1@mindspring.com "...I served with VP-6 from 1982-1987, worked in the tron shop and at AIMD. Got out in 1992, living and working near Athens, Georgia now. Interested in hearing from any Shipmates from that time, the best of times was the time with the "World Famous Blue Sharks"..." [E-Mail Updated 06JUL2006 | 22APR2002]

ELLISON, AE3 Jim jerseyhunter@gmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (1978-1981) at NAS Brunswick, Maine with deployments to NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I currently live in Wall, New Jersey..." [07OCT2010]

ELLMORE, Scott "FUDS" s_ellmore@yahoo.com "...Most will remember me as "FUDS". I served with VP-24 from October 1986-March 2001 in the infamous "Tron Shop". Past Shipmates and friends include Johnny Brauner (JB), Lorrenzo Aragon (LA), Jimmy Roy (Cajun), Scott Shuberg (Shubes), Mike Fleetwood (Commander Sparky/Sushi I), Ken Taylor (Sushi II), Rick Lobb (Bleeber) Danny Milner, Larry Miles, Steve Harrington, and many others. Graduated from VP-24 and left the Navy to work on the Space Shuttle. Found my way back to New England and currently work as a test engineer in Marlboro, Ma. For those enlightened, I am also a member of Montgomery Lodge AF&AM, Milford, Ma. Drop me line..." [30SEP2005]

ELLROD, AX1 Jim james.e.ellrod@boeing.com "...I served with VP-24 from 1981 to 1985 as an IFT on Crew 6. Then went to NAMTRADET 1011 as an instructor until I got out in 1988. Live up in the Great Northwest working for Boeing Defense and Space Group. I've been in touch with some of my old Shipmates, looking to find some more..." [26JUN98]

ELLSWORTH, AT2 Gary gnj.koolkars@verizon.net "...I served with VP-17 (1965-1968). I was the ordananceman on crew 8 for 3 WestPacs. Changed rate to AT2 in 1970 and did 3 Med cruises aboard the USS Independence in the DECM shop then the Cal lab.(1971-1974). I did a short father/son tour with CPO Rocky Ellsworth in VP-17 (1965-1966). My dad passed away 2004. He retired with 30 years service in 1972..." [16SEP2011]

ELMORE, ATCS Dan Retired volfandan@att.net "...I served with VP-26 from June 1982 to July 1985, VP-30 from August 1985 to December 1988, VP-56 from December 1988 to June 1991, VP-5 from June 1991 to June 1992 and NAMTGD 1011 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from June 1992 until I retired as an ATCS in July 1995. I would like to hear from anyone I served with just to catch up on old times..." [E-Mail Updated 20FEB2009 | E-Mail Updated 01APR2002 | 15MAR99]

ELMORE, AX1 Mike Retired mike.e2009@yahoo.com "...I served with the USAF Mobile Combat Unit from (1969-1974), USS Saratoga (1979 to 1981), VP-49 (1981-1986), VP-24 (1986-1989), ASWOC (1989 to 1991) at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida and finally retired..." [E-Mail Updated 07SEP2015 | E-Mail Updated 15JUL2007 | E-Mail Updated 13APR2002 | E-Mail Updated 16DEC2000 | 27DEC99]

ELROD, ADR1 W. E. Retired ewelrod1@aol.com "...Shipmates Old "PUSHROD". I was in VC-8 from May 1964 until April 1967, flew the P2's with "Pappy" Eschman, Gary Carroll, Dave Sevener, Johnny Mack Carsdon, and C. C. Webster to name a few. I remember being call "GROVER FOX AND HIS FLYING CIRCUS." I STILL LOOK BACK AT THOSE "GOOD OLD DAYS" and wonder where everyone is. If anyone from that time frame is still out there I would like to hear from you...I was in VW-11 from Feb 1958 until Dec 1960, moved the squadron to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. Looking forward to the Reunion in Oct. Let me hear from any of you "OLD NOSE PICKERS "from that time...I retired from VW-4 in June 1974 thanks "OLD PUSHROD"..." [E-Mail Updated 22JAN2001 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 09AUG99 | 18JUN99]

ELSTER, AOC Ed Retired kawrider@fair.net "...Spent two tours in VP-49. 63-65 in NAS Bermuda and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Transitioned from "boats" to the P-3A. Returned to VP-49 from 76 to 79 after a tour with VP-30. Had a great time in VP Navy. Sure as hell beat working on F4B's..." [E-Mail Updated 05NOV99 | 17MAR98]

ELUMBAUGH, Bob nin@dlogue.net "...I served with VC-10 from 1967-1968. Had a great time. I was an aircrew on the Tracker. It was very smooth at 9,000 ft. We towed targets almost everyday. Went on some great cross country trips. In 1968 I got orders to the USS Forrestal CVA-59 for 2 years and was discharge in 1970. I served with some great men there also. My years in the Navy was alot of fun. I gained alot of experence to help guide me thru life. I still have high regards for the Navy and my Country..." [28AUG2002]

ELWIN, Kevin kevsanso@optonline.net "...I joined VP-26 in 1977 and became a 2nd Mech in the summer of 1978. I flew on Med and WestPac deployments with VP-26 until I got off of active duty in 1981. I joined the reserves, VP-64 as soon as I left VP-26 and remained with them as a P-3 FE until 1987. I transfered to VP-65 out of NAS Point Mugu, California in 1987 and flew with them until 1991. I then transfered back to the east coast and affiliated with VP-66 until 1997. I consider VP-64 my real home and miss all the good times I had in the VP community. I have to say, I didn't ever have a bad time..." [19MAY2009]

ELY, AD2 Laurence (Larry) llely@comcast.net "...I served with VU-7A and VU-1 1951 to 1952 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii where I was the Plane Captain of TBM-17 until they brought in 2 more JD-1s, which I was then Plane Captain of UA-4. Went to NAS Agana, Guam and was 1st Mechanic on a JD-1, then went to Miho, Japan to VU-5 Det. C where I took over as Plane Captain of UE-14. I was there when they shut down Det. C and went to NAS Atsugi, Japan where I remained until discharged in November 1954..." [13APR2006]

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