VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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Last Name Starting With E Last Name Starting With R

ERAL, Will wjeral@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-46 from the fall of 1962 until the fall of 1965. During late 1962 and early 1963 the squadron moved from NAS North Island, San Diego, California to NAS Moffett Field, California and transistioned from P2V's to the P-3A..." [23MAY2003]

ERBSE, AE3 Gary scbuckeye@sc.rr.com "...I served with VP-56 (1963-1966) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and flew crew with LQ-10..." [17JAN2017]

ERDMANN, James J. (SPIKE) c/o His Brother Al Erdmann oklacnw@yahoo.com "...Served with VC-5 and VC-6. I am trying to locate an old buddy-- Don Baumer who was in special weapons..." [21JUN2001]

ERDMANN, AX3 Jeffery S. erdmann_j@insightbb.com "...Served with VS-22 from 1977 to 1979 as AX-3. Great times. Currently I'm an IT Specialist with DOD navy (civilian)..." [01JUN2007]

ERGLE, AEC H. E. (Gene) Retired erglegv@bellsouth.net "...I was an AE-1 stationed with VP-30 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and was transferred to VP-5 (NAS Jacksonville, Florida) when they transitioned to P-3 Aircraft in June 1966. We deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines in May 1967, and came back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida in November 1967. We had a split deployment to NS Rota, Spain in 1968, which was to be 2 six week deployments for each half of the squadron. I was with the first group to deploy. We spent too much money on Sonor Buoys and didn't have gas money back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida! So, we had to spend our second six weeks in tandem. I made Chief before we went to NS Rota, Spain, came back, and about 6 of us electricians were transferred to NATTC, NAS Jacksonville, Florida for Instructor duty. I went back to VP-5 in 1974, for about 6 months and retired on September 30, the day was deploying to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Prior to my Patrol Navy I was in VW-11, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, and AEWTU, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I now live in Orange Park, Fl..." [12AUG2003]

ERICKSON, Harlan harlanerickson@msn.com "...I was a member of VP-8 from March 1983 to December 1986 and have very fond memories of that period in my life. I am currently employed with the Boeing Company in Hazardous Materials Management and attend the University of Washington in Seattle as a Pharmacy PhD candidate. Any old squadron members can feel free to e-mail me..." [E-Mail Updated 16MAR2001 | E-Mail Updated 02DEC99 | 23APR98]

ERICKSON, TM2 Kenneth W. lewtfisk@aol.com "...I served from early 1957 to late 1958 in the AUW shop of FASRON-106 NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I had the best time of my Naval career there and made many good friends. I am able to keep in touch with a few of those guys even though its been 45 years since. I'd like to hear from any of my Shipmates..." [21JAN2004]

ERICKSON, AE2 LeRoy leroyerick@aol.com "...I served with VP-23 (07/1963-07/1965) in the electric shop with deployments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NS Rota, Spain..." [30JUN2012]

ERIE, CDR Robert Tighe https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=1987 "...CDR Robert Tighe Erie, USN - NFL Number: 1987 - Date of Birth: 3/1/1914 - Date In: 10/1/1939 - Date Out: 2/1/1961 - City, State: Baton Rouge, LA - School Attended: Univ. of Illinois - Aircraft Flown: PV-1, AF, PBM, SNC, S2F - Ship or Unit: VPB-125 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr. - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: No.& So. Atlantic - Associations/Service Organizations: AVCAD Assn of Nav Aviation Martin Mariner Assn - Highest personal decoration or award: Good Conduct w/star - Significant Achievements: - 4,000 plus military flight hours/ 1,000 plus civilian flight hours/ Won Nation's Safety Trophy/ tran- sitioned from AF to S2F on 3200 ft runway/Pres & CEO of ERO Inc. In Memoriam? No..." [11DEC2005]

ERION, Darcy darc41@verizon.net "...I served with VP-24 and VP-30 (1966-1975) and flew as a FE..." [02FEB2018]

ERWIN, Ed "ER" bonchube1@yahoo.com "...I served with VW-4 from 1955 to 1957 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I think of the good ol' days often and a few of my fellow Shipmates. I remember Joe Los, Jim Mick, Charles Furlan and others. I hope all is well!..." [19APR2011]

ERNST, Charles D. dernst@ktis.net "...I was a metalsmith with VU-3-K in 1952 and 1953, ALF Ream, San Ysidro, Calif. If you see this Lyle, or anyone else in that time frame contact me..." [15MAR2000]

ERNST, ARM3 Charles J Jr. cernst2@prodigy.net "...I was a member of Ltcmdr C Hawleys crew pictured in VPB-102. I did not note the names of the co-pilot and navigator thinking I would never forget. Forget I have. We were members of crew M-132 in training at NAS Camp Kearney, San Diego, Ca. Aug, Sep, Oct 1945. We were flying in PB4Y-2's. I was an ARM3/C at the time...." [21APR98]

ERNST, Ernst T. E., c/o daughter Debbie dbocci@visi.net "...Dad (Tom Ernst, HMFNIC of NAAPWT, Crew 11) was in VP-5 from 59 - 63. Plane Captain for Stellar 6, "Lethal 11", Bill Saunders was pilot for the Mercury shots and Keflavic dets. Shipmates can contact him directly snail mail at: 9117 Panama Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48198 phone: 734-485-8553. Or I will pass on e-mail messages. He'll be really glad to hear from you!..." [14JAN99]

ERTWINE, AME1 Charles R (BOB) charles.ertwine@stpaul.com "...Served in VP-24 from January 1964 until March 1969. Plane Captian Crew 2, SP2H. Flight Engineer Crew 5, P-3B. Just found this web site. Looking through it sure brings back a lot of forgotten memories. I have two cruise books, Med 1965 and NAS Keflavik, Iceland/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal March-August 1968. I'll try to contact some of the fellow VP-24ers when I get a chance. I was from Baltimore Maryland until about a year ago. A job relocation moved me to St Paul MN. Looking foward to hearing from the troops..." [15FEB2000]

ERVIN, Chad delta767@metacrawler.com "...I served with VP-8 from December 1968 until May 1971 on Bill Arner's Crew 8. Spent part of a great deployment at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. Goto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDjTraQkWwU to see the Officer Quarters ("Q") at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada implode! In 1969 we called it "The Hotel" or "The Palace" because it was better than any accommodations we'd ever seen. It was built in the 1950s for the DEW Line Crews flying the 121s and the VP crews inherited it from them. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 02DEC2007 | 21MAR98]

ERVIN, ADR1 RAY jervin@uswest.com "...ENLISTED: US NAVY 1957...ACTIVE DUTY: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX. 1957 - 1959...VR 24-1959-1962... NAS Alameda, California: 1964 - 1968 (USNR-TAR)... NAS Twin Cities, Minnesota: 1968 - 1970 (EBU)... NAS Whidbey Island, Washington: VP-69 - 1970-1975... NAS New Orleans, Louisiana: 1975-1979 AND RETIRED. ..." [BIO Updated 04AUG98 | 14JUL98]

ERWIN, ADJC Billy Retired SandyinMelissa@webtv.net "...Had the privilege to serve in VP-22 from 1970-1976 as a Blue Goose flight engineer. By far the best squadron and best group of guys in my Naval career. Was my honor to be in the PLATTS RATS (Crew9) and to have known the late LCDR Dave Platt best PPC around.Crew 11 with LCDR Dave (King Rat) Platt and Lt. Carl (Queen Rat) Gaenslen. Crew 12 with Lt. Carl Gaenslen...thanks for the memories. Bill Merchant where are you? Yes, Flow, I remember the Hobie Cat Raid on Diego Garcia-did you have to remind me! HELLO! to all you Broccilli Marauders! How about the Oasis and camel rides at Banddar Abbas. Just recently was made aware of the VP-Pages, boy do they jog the ole memory. J.Lee- R.O.M.B.E.T.'s you are the best. Have contacted most of you but those I haven't please contact me. Bob Carney thanks for taking the photo of THE PLATTS RATS in the 1972 NAHA cruise book, keep flying and keep in touch. I've worked at LTV, Vought Aircraft & Northrup Grumman for the last 21 years as a Quality Planning Engineer. Does anyone know where Fred Egger and Rick Duering are. Would like to hear from all you "ole" Geese...VP-22 Shipmates from l972-l974 In Memory of LCDR Dave Platt (8-31-38==10-30-94) PPC of Platts Rats (crew 9) PPC of Crew 11 l973-1974. Don't wait to contact old friends or it maybe to late Aloha and Mahalo..." [14APR2000]

ERWIN, James W. Jr. jerwinjr@gte.net "...Looking for crew members of Crew 9 stationed with VPB-21 during May - December 1945 on board USS Chandeleur (AV-10) and USS Tangier (AV-8) and during Occupation of Japan at Ominato, Japan. Plane Commander was Lt. Francis Reese. Thanks..." [13JUN2001]

ERWIN, Norma NBERWIN@AOL.COM "...Anyone out there that was in VP-28 in 1960 to 1963? Haven't been back there yet, but we're planning a trip soon. Yes Rosemary, I know I owe you a picture..." [26JUN99]

ERWIN, ARM2C Russell William rumier@aol.com "...I served with VPB-133 in Pacific Event in 1945. Prior to that I was VPB-199 based in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I am searching for my fellow crewmember, DJ Bell (Skipper ), Tom Milton (co-pilot), Andy Dyer (mechanic) and Matt Gatson (ordinance man)..." [25DEC2004]

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