VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
VPNAVY Address

VP Shipmate Directory
Last Name Starting With F Last Name Starting With I

Memorial Picture "...FIELDER, AMH2 Norman C. Sr...I am looking for anyone that may know my Father, Norman C. Fielder Sr., who served in the Navy from 1966 to 1976. Dad served with VP-44 and his rank was AMH2. He recently past away 08/22/08 in Lynchburg, Virginia and he was laid to rest in Quantico National Cemetary. Thank you. Norman C. Fielder Jr. l65fielder@bellsouth.net..." [05SEP2008]

Memorial Picture "...FIELDS, AFCM Charlie...Charles E. Fields was born in Kenova West VA on 2 August 1933 attended Forest Dale, a four-room school through the eighth grade, then attended Ironton High School in Ironton Ohio, graduating in 1952. He joined the Navy in Ashland KY in 1952 and served 30 years (VP-18, VP-23, VP-30 and VP-45) retiring as a Master Chief in 1982. He attended several colleges while in the navy and finally after his retirement from the Navy received an associate's degree in education in 1984. He held several positions while working at the Naval Aviation depot Jacksonville and retired from civil service in 1999. He was a member of the FRA and the American Legion. He was a board member of the Jacksonville Seminole Club and served on the board and also as President of the Seminole Club of Clay County. He was a member and elder of St. Giles Presbyterian Church. He is survived by a loving wife of 53+ years, Mary Jo Fields (Jodi); sons, Charles Fields & wife, Elana of Jacksonville and Tony Fields & wife, Virginia of Brunswick, Maine; daughters, Deborah & husband, Brian Jones of Jacksonville and Donna & husband, David Crenshaw of Jacksonville; ten grandchildren, Billy Green, Amanda Fields, Anthony Fields, Jennifer Green, Michael Jones, Taelor Jones, Kilea Jones, Sarah Fields, Andrew Fields, Anthony Logan and David Crenshaw; three great-grandchildren, Kaylin Crenshaw, Mason Deloach and Seth Fields. Funeral services in celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 8th at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 116 Foxridge Rd., Orange Park, FL with Pastor Roy C. Lewis officiating. Family and friends will gather prior at the church from 12:30-2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park on Normandy Blvd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of NE FL, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com..." Contributed by COLE, AVCM James E. "Jim" jamesecole@bellsouth.net [20SEP2010]

Memorial Picture "...FISHER, Andrew Lewis...My Grandfather, Andrew Lewis Fisher, who passed away on 16 May 1989 was a radio operator/turrant gunner with VP-83, later known as VPB-107. I have in my possesion, his Presidential Unit Citation from actions while serving with VP-83 / VPB-107 as well as a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, James Forrestal. My grandfather never talked to much about his experiences during the war. I truly hope one day to hear from someone who knew my gramps during the war. He was born in Pensacola, Florida on June 7, 1924 and enlisted in the navy in May of '41. I know from what my late father had told me about gramps was that his plane had crash somewhere in S. America, and most of the crew was killed. I also knew that he and a group of other sailors got drunk one night and stole a fire truck in either Guantanomo Bay, or Brazil, in which he was busted down for. He was a great man, and my only regets was not knowing all of the stories from his mouth. Myself, I am a Medically Retired Sergeant from the Marine Corps. I was an Infantry Squad Leader with 1st Battalion 8th Marines. I served with two other commands: 4th Platoon 2nd Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team Company, in which deployed to the Middle Eastern countries of NSA Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and with Operation Determined Response in Aden, Yemen for the rescue and security mission for the recovery of the USS COLE. I also served a year in the Artic with Marine Corps Security Force Company Keflavik, Iceland. Anyway, enough of me, my main interest is of my grandfather, Andrew L. Fisher, Seamen 1st Class, Radio Operater with VP-83, later known as VPB-107. I'll end with this comment, if it hadn't of been for the men of the VP's and Naval Aviators, and ground combat teams of the 40's, we would be speaking Japanese, Italian or German. Semper Fidelis Gentlemen...Sgt. Brian L. Fisher USMC/RET mburkard@stny.rr.com..." [14JUL2005]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...FISCHLEY, James H...We announce with deep regret the passing of James H. Fischley (70), Patrol Plane Commander in VP-22 during the 1969-1972 timeframe. Jim was born on November 12, 1942 and died on March 20, 2013. He was raised in Cleveland Ohio and lived many years before his passing in Key Longboat, Florida. He is survived by his wife Ginger of 33 years. He remained in the Navy Reserves and served at the NAS Jacksonville, Florida until retirement. Jim became an employee of Eastern Airlines in August 1972 and qualified as a Captain on several type aircraft before departing Eastern in March 1989. He Joined American Trans Air (ATA) in September 1989 and flew B-757 aircraft until November 2002. Jim's last trip for ATA was from Honolulu to Phoenix as a B-757 Captain. His wife Ginger, pictured above with Jim, was an Eastern Flight Attendant and an ATA Flight Attendant. Jim was highly respected and honored by his VP-22 crews (6 & 2) and we have amassed many wonderful memories of our dear friend "Fish". All those who had the honor of serving with Jim, especially those that flew with him in "harm's way", know they were blessed, both professionally and personally. Those remembrances of "Fish" and times gone by will remain secured deeply in our hearts as he soars far above the boundaries of this earth..." Contributed by CRANDALL, LCDR Woodruff M. "Woody" Retired woodruffcrandall@gmail.com [21APR2014]

Memorial Picture "...FITZPATRICK, Charles L...Fitz left us for Heaven Sunday July 7, 2013 for a better place...he proudly served with Patrol Bombing Squadron 136..." Contributed by Betty FITZPATRICK cbfitz1@earthlink.net [10JUL2013]

Memorial Picture "...FITZSIMMONS, Robert...Looking for information concerning my father, Robert Fitzsimmons of New York City. He was assigned to FASRON-113 at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from July 4, 1955 to July 25 1956. 4 years ago he died in Jersey of a combination of having cancer and a heart attack. Prior to his death he told me a wild story of having been part of a group of U.S. Navy Saliors who were trained to rescue pilots who were shot down or went down due to mechanical failure. He told me that he and other Navy Saliors went into North Korea to rescue a pilot. He and the other Saliors were captured, tortured and then released. I have filed freedom of information act request with the Navy and I am slowly obtaining some information. He offical records never show that he was assigned to a aircraft carrier but I have photographs of him on a aircraft carrier. The only non-stateside assignenment I have for my father is with FASRON-113. I am sending this out in case anyone knew my father and may have any f! urther inforamtion. Thank you. Robert Fitzsimmons Jr. jerseystriper@hotmail.com..." [20MAY2009]

Memorial Picture "...FITZWATER, Harry...Posted on VQ Survivors Tuesday 11/16/2004 by A.D. Musco <admchief@yahoo.com. From the Washington Post of Nov 16: Passing of Captain Harry Fitzwater of Bonita, Fla. on 11 November. Captain Fitzwater, was assigned to VQ-2 1957-1960. PPC P4M, A3D, Connies and P2V5F. One of the greats of VQ. I shall miss him. ---------Posted on the VQ Association website 11/16/04 by John McIntyre. With sadness, the VQ-2 old-timer community notes the passing of Harry Fitzwater, who went on to several more careers after retiring from the Navy, most notably as Deputy Director of the CIA during the Reagan years. Harry left his imprint on early VQ-2 operations and on the transition to the A3D-1Q aircraft on his watch as Maintenance Officer and we'll miss him. He was 85...Mel Davidow meldavidow@earthlink.net..." [17NOV2004]

FIACCO, LCDR Bob "Penguin" robert.fiacco@navy.mil"...I served with VXE-6, VP-24, VP-64 and VP-62. Enjoying the TAR life, but look forward to retirement in 2009! I am still painting; see my website ( http://www.robertfiacco.com/ ) for some PB4Y-2/PBY/P2/P-3C/ paintings...including aircraft of VP-24 and VP-62. Take care..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20MAR2007 | 00XX97]

FICKENSHER, Alfred A. III alfick3@usa.net "...I've been in VP-40 for 2 years. I came from VA-128, where I help to Dis-establish them. A-6's FOREVER BABY!..."

FICKLING, AWCS Richard Retired p3css1@aol.com "...I served in VP-45, VP-62, VP-60, VP-68 and a couple of ASWOC/TSC tours. Retired 12/94, the year before VP-68 Disestablished. Now employeed by Lockheed Martin as the Project Engineer for the acoustic subsystems - maritime programs. (P-3s & LAMPS MK III)...."

FIEDLER, ADR3 Jim jwfiedler@yahoo.com "...I served with AEWBarRonPac-MIDET (12/1962-12/1963). Most of my time was spent on swing shift in the Power Plants shop..." [12FEB2017]

FIEDLER, AME Paul pfied123@comcast.net "...I served aboard NAS Moffett Field, California from 1972 to 1975 as an AME and in the Paraloft..." [13JUN2009]

FIEDOROWICZ, Tim tfcissp@gmail.com "...I served with VP-5 from February 1992 to July 1996 and Force Aircraft Test Squadron from July 1996 to June of 1998. I left the Navy and moved New York where I spent 3 years working in Manhattan as a Information Security Consultant. I moved back to the NAS Patuxent River, Maryland area and now work as an Information Assurance Analyst at Eagan, McAllister Associates in Lexington Park. I currently live in Harrisburg, NC right outside of Charlotte (though still working in MD!). I would love to hear from Shipmates and hope all are doing well in your lives..." [E-Mail Updated 09SEP2008 | BIO Updated 30JUN2005 | BIO Updated 12DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 26FEB2001 | 03NOV98]

FIEGE, Henry C hcf@wwt.net "...Greetings from Henry C. Fiege AL-2, 1st radioman crew-9. I was with VP-931 and VP-57 1952-54. NAS Atsugi, Japan, Naha Okinawa. Discharged at Pier 91, Seattle Nov.54. Great bunch of guys. Many fond memories..." [E-Mail Updated 26JUN2001 | 01APR99]

FIEGL, CAPTAIN Bob fieglr@bellsouth.net "...Former AMEC and P-3 flight engineer. Served in VP-30 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1970 to 1972, VP-8 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1972 to 1976, VP-26 NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1979 to 1980, and VP-30 NAS Jacksonville, Florida as Maint. Officer from 1997 to 2000. Commissioned in 1980 as an LDO. Follow on assignments in helos, AIMD, fighters, USS JFK/Forrestal/Eisenhower, LDO and CWO Detailer, CO NAMTRAU NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, Navy's LDO/CWO Community Manager, OpNav Washington, D.C. Will assume command of Naval Air Technical Training Center Pensacola, FL in April 2005..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 02DEC2004 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 23OCT2003 | 14DEC2000]

FIELD, Charles M. lacountyretired@verizon.net "...I was in the Reserves from 1949 to 1959 at NAS Los Alamitos, California. I started out in VF-779. The aircraft we had at the time were Hell Cats, then TBM's and Corsairs (F4-U's). Our squadron was then changed to a VA squadron and went to jets. I transfer'd to VP-771 (we were flying P2V-5 Neptune's) until I left the reserves in 1959..." [BIO Updated 10AUG2007 | E-Mail Updated 09AUG2007 | 06AUG98]

FIELD, David dfields@aol.com "...I served in VQ-1 from June 1958-60 at NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I was PC and aircrew on the TV-2 jet trainer and second mech. aircrew on the P4M. During this time we lost two A3 aircraft, one off Hawaii and one off NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Also on 16 June 59 migs attacked one of our P4M aircraft on a patrol and it landed at Miho, Japan without rudder and the two starboard engines were out. They blew the starbord main tire on landing. The plane commander got the DFC and the crew got air metals as I recall. The tail gunner got the purple heart, he was hurt pretty bad. I also knew Charlie Youngblood who was killed on the motorcycle. I just read where one of you asked about it. I did a lot of oil changes and intensive repair on that hog P4M. Those R4360 engines and the four blade Hamelton Standard props realy shook when we put the power to them, sounded like thunder. That 28 cylinder engine had four rows of seven cylinders each and four distributors, what a chore to time it. The carbureator was about the size a three fourth full sea bag. Each engine oil tank was about 80 gallons as I recall. It did use some oil and leaked a lot. It had a two stage supercharger. It also had a galley and usually the electrician crewman would cook for us. What a powerful aircraft. It had two Allison J-33 jets mounted aft of each main engine. It was a very high maintenance aircraft but, performed very well and was built very strong. We lived in a barracks used by the Australian Forces during WW2. Most of us young sailors bought motor cycles shortly after getting there and ran them to work, to chow, to town, to Hiroshima, about 30 miles away and in the evening we would run them pretty hard on the slip way, which went out to the P5M sea plane base about 3 miles away. We also were in trouble at times with the Marine MP's both on the base and in town, mostly because of our motorcycles. On long liberty we sonetimes got the Marine R4Q box car or R5D mail and cargo flight up to NAS Atsugi, Japan about 400 miles north. It was quite often piloted by a Marine Master Sergeant and a Tec. Serg. for co-pilot. We stood three section duty because we had lots of post watches to cover as you know..." [29MAR2000]

FIELD, Kenneth "Stoney" c/o Daughter theneds@megalink.net "...I served with VP-56 from 1955 to 1958. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [17JUN2010]

FIELDER, Benjamin psalm10720@gmail.com "...I served with VP-44 (1980-1984) with a deployment to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, VP-31 (1984-1987) and USS America (CV-66) (1988-1989). I joined VP-44 in time for the NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan deployment. Due to diplomatic clearance not received I spent entire deployment in the COMM Office with YN3 Leach (learned how to type without looking at the keyboard.) Had a great time working and enjoying Kadena nightlife. Desired to take instructor duty orders to VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California. My son, Benjamin, was born Oakland Naval Hospital. Wanted more challenges so took ASW MODule Aircrewman (ASWMOD) orders to USS America CV-66. Got to be LPO until personal situation caused hardship discharge due to single parenthood and left active duty. Moved back to Maine and worked for State of Maine Government then started my own computer business. When economy tanked decided to give OTR truck driving a try and got to pass through or stop in every state in the lower 48. Currently live in Florida ..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 19OCT2015 | 19FEB2004]

FIELDER, AFCM (AW) Jack Retired jackfielder@att.net "...I served with VT-2 March 1965 to September 1968 where I first reenlisted and left there as an ADR2. I served with VXN-8 from October 1968 to February 1970. I left in February 1970 as an ADR1 and went to NTTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I made CPO while there then transfered to VA-94 at NAS Lemoore, California. Retired at Lemoore in 1991 as a Master Chief; served nearly 27 years. Met my wife while on a Project Magnet trip and we will celebrate our 34th in December. Would like to hear from any of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 03FEB2010 | E-Mail Updated 10AUG2005 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 08AUG2004 | 20MAY2004]

FIELDER, YN2 Kenneth "Bernie" berniefielder@windstream.net "...I served with VAQ-130 (Zappers) from July 1966 starting in NAS Alameda, California and ending up at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines through July 1967. I was Senior Yeoman (YN2) under CDR Ecklund and had some time at FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam and ChuLai..." [29MAR2009]

FIELDS, AFCM Charlie cefnole@aol.com "...First squadron VP-18 P2V-7A/C flew non stop from NAS Keflavik, Iceland to NAS Jacksonville, Florida with only one B/B tank installed. AW Howard was the plane Commander. Other tours in VP-30, VP-23, and my last squadron before retirement with 30 years service was VP-45 with P-3 A/C..." [13JUL2000]

FIELDS, AD2/AW/ Kelly K. KKFIELDS@HOTMAIL.COM "...Just like to say Hi to everyone that I worked with during my time in VP-23 from 1988 through 1992..." [03DEC99]

FIELDS, Ronald J. ronfields@sbcglobal.net "...I was a Flight Engineer with VP-47 1973-1977. I made 2 deployments 1974 to NAS Adak, Alaska and 1976, NAF Misawa, Japan. I was there with the "notoroius" CDR Pete Smith. Presently a system Maint. Controller 737 fleet, United Airlines. San Francisco International Airport..." [07MAY2006]

FIETKAU, Gary gfietkau@aol.com "...I served with VP-46 from 1965 to 1968. I flew with Crew-8 as radar and backup radio crewman..." [28FEB2010]

FIGLEY, Larry wodenpet@accnorwalk.com "...I came to VW-2 in May of '54, fresh out of electronics school at Millington, TN. For the first nine months I served in the electronics storeroom Under Chief Willie Ryan. We had 2 WV1s and about seven or eight PB1Ws. After seven weeks Feb.-Mar. 1954) at NOB, Norfolk in radio ops school I was assigned to the WV1 of Captain Meyers. About 1954 the USAF sent in a B29 for the Navy to consider for early warning operations. I flew on just about every WV2 in the squadron (except the captain's) and was also radio op on a PB1W. I left the squadron at the end of Febrary 1956 and the XD was still on the tail of the WV2s..." [21APR98]

FILBY, ATX Neil E. Retired nfilby1@pacbell.net "...Served with: VP-50 (P5M-2) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and MCAS Iwakuni, Japan from July 1959 thru Dec. 1961. VP-1 (P2V-7) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from June 1962 thru Dec. 1962. VP-24 (P2V-7)(P3A) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from Jun. 1966 thru Oct. 1968. VP-17 (P3B) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from Jun 1969 thru Feb. 1970. Retired Feb. 1984..." [17FEB98]

FILIPOWSKI, Leanord Retired c/o Martin Filipowski worm@frontiernet.net "...My name is Martin Filipowski. My uncle was in VP-133 during WWII and went down and is MIA. I am trying to get any information on his plane or his squadron. His name was Leanord Filipowski maybe someone knew him? He was an AO2...Thank you for any information. Martin Filipowski worm@frontiernet.net..." [24NOV97]

UPDATE "...It has been great as there have been many contacts to date even the pictures from another crew that knew my Uncle's! My Father, Mother and all my Uncle's surviving relatives have really enjoyed the new information. MANY MANY thanks to you and your site! Sincerely, Martin L Filipowski. Martin Filipowski worm@frontiernet.net..." [23JAN2004]

UPDATE "...I have since found quite a bit of information about him and his crew! I have found a member of VP-151 the brother squadron of my Uncle's. He contacted me from the posting to your site! He and I have been in correspondance and he is even sending me pictures of my Uncle's flight crew! Thanks VERY much! Sincerely, Martin Filipowski worm@frontiernet.net..." [E-Mail Updated 23JAN2004 | 28JAN98]

FILLIPUCCI, AO1(AW) Ernie Retired afillipucci@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-2 (1969) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VP-40 (1969-1972) at NAS Moffett Field, VP-31 (1972-1975), VP-4 (1975-1979) and retired in April 1991. Currently working for the City of Jacksonville, Fl. and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAR2014 | E-Mail Updated 03DEC2008 | E-Mail Updated 03OCT2004 | E-Mail Updated 10APR2002 | E-Mail Updated 03MAY2001 | 06JUL99]

FILLMAN, David aircrew@gwi.net "...Mad Foxer (VP-5) from the 1980's. love the web site. also love the new "Beefed Up" Mad Fox logo. How can I get decals?..." [07DEC2001]

FILLO, James c/o Son James Fillo jamesfillo@hotmail.com "...My Father, Julius Fillo, served with VP-11 (1941) and retired after 20+ years at NAS Point Mugu, California (1964). Dad will be 90 this year and it would be great to hear from anyone that might have known him..." [16APR2014]

FILUTA, RM1 Carl Nicholas Jr. Retired joker37@q.com "...I served with VP-31 (1969-1972) as an in-flight instructor for the P-3 and taught NAVCOM communications. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 09OCT2016 | 01SEP2007]

FILYAW, Alan afilyaw@wingnet.net "I was an AX3 working in the 'tron' shop, and flying on Crew 4 briefly, then on Crew 7, from June 67 till April 69 at Patuxent River, MD."

FINCH, Robert L. a0000915@airmail.net "...I was in for 4 years between 1969 and 1973 my first station was VC-4 followed with VRC-40 I was an Aircrew Chief in both. I wish now that I had stayed in the Navy it was a good time that will never be again. I was stationed with Lcdr R. E. Pearl USN, he rose up through the ranks from enlisted. He was a good man that I wish I had been able to keep in contact with. I flew S2F's and C1A's and hope that someone can get for me some drawings to scale of these type of aircraft or any specs on them would be helpful. I now have a ranch and am starting a pecan business. If anyone from that time in the 2 squadrons is still around give me a call (email) that is. Best to all!..." [11JUL2001]

FINCHER, Denfard R. fincher971191@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-673 (01/1958-09/1958) at NAS Atlanta, Georgia, Recruit Training Center (09/1958-12/1958) at San Diego, CA, USS Ranger (CVA-61) (12/1958-09/1960) at NAS Alameda, California with two WesPac deployments (1959 and 1960) and VP-673 (09/1960-01/1962) at NAS Atlanta, Georgia with two cruises (2 Week) to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Alameda, California. Current Member of the USS Ranger (CVA-61) Retirement Association..." [25JUN2016]

FINCHUM, AMH3 Johnny O. jofinchum@comcast.net "...I served with VAW-33 (1961-1966) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 24AUG2014 | 17NOV2009]

FINDLEY, CDR Ronald C. Retired rbfind@aol.com "...VP-6, 1958-60, P2V-5F, (with then LCDR Wally Sharp) VP-19, 1964-65, P-3A/B, NAS Moffett Field, California/Ada VO-67, 1967-68, OP2E, Plane Commander with CAPT Sharp. Was glad to hear from Herb about proposed July 3, 99 LV Reunion for VO-67. Seems the last time I spoke to Herb was when I ordered him to "bail out," which he quickly did!..." [18OCT98]

FINK, CAPTAIN (SEL) Daniel C. http://automationman.com/cvse0367/CO.htm "...Commander Daniel Charles Fink was born in Dayton, Ohio. He was raised a dependent of an Air Force Officer moving to numerous bases in the United States and Europe. Commander Fink attended West Virginia University before graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree from Florida State University. He moved to northern California and worked as a salesman and manager prior to entering the Navy. Commander Fink received his commission from Aviation Officer Candidate School at Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Aviator shortly thereafter. After advanced flight training, Commander Fink reported to VP-22 (The Blue Geese) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. During his first tour he deployed twice to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and once to NAS Adak, Alaska. Commander Fink worked as the Nuclear Safety Officer, Personnel Officer, Maintenance Division Officer and achieved designations as Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander and NATOPS Evaluation Instructor Pilot. Commander Fink then reported onboard Fleet Replacement VP-31 (The Black Lightning's) NAS Moffett Field, California. There he served as the Foreign Training Officer and worked as a Flight Instructor for newly designated P-3 Pilots. Commander Fink then joined the airlines. Shortly after completing his airline pilot training Commander Fink joined the US Naval Reserve Forces and affiliated with VP-94 (The Crawfishers) at Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans Louisiana. During his tenure at VP-94, Commander Fink served in various jobs including Department Head for Operations, Maintenance, NATOPS and Executive Assistant to the Commanding Officer for Operations and Maintenance. He served throughout his affiliation with VP-94 as the Squadron's NATOPS Standardization Instructor Pilot and as such trained and evaluated all other Instructor Pilots and squadron pilots. Commander Fink maintained his designations as Patrol Plane Commander, Functional Check Pilot and Mission Commander while at VP-94. Commander Fink transferred to NR COMFAIRMED 0167, NAS Atlanta, Georgia. He was the Department Head for Administration and Operations until his last year when he served as Executive Officer (XO). Commander Fink's awards include the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Medal, Coast Guard Special Operations Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Battle E Ribbon (two awards) and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (three awards). Commander Fink is presently a B767ER International Pilot and works in Flight Training as a B767 Proficiency Check Pilot..." [04JUL2003]

FINK, Bill VP-50@sierrahiker.com "...I was radio operator of Crew 3A, 152163, VP-50, during tours to WestPac in 1968 and 1969. After ten years in oil and gas exploration, I am now a high school science teacher in Clovis, CA..." [06DEC98]

FINLEY, David R. finavtron007@aol.com "...I served with VP-16 (1983-1989) and VP-10 (1989-1991)..." [25OCT2014]

FINLEY, Harold haroldestelle@bellsouth.net "...Served aboard the USS Pine Island (AV-12) from early 1948 until April 1950. Served in Tsingtow China..." [11MAR2010]

FINLEY, Hugh D. hughdfin@ncal.verio.com "...Dick Read was my old co-pilot in VP-11. I see that you have a FASRON collection and are missing FASRON-107 in NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I was in the squadron in 1956 and 1957. (one year unattached duty - a hardship tour) We had a UF-2 (Grumman Albatross) that later became the SA-16 when the P2V became the P2! Quite a plne but it didn't like Ice as it had a large hull area that carried no deicers. You don't seem to cover the Seaplne Tenders. I was in Salisbry Sound AV13 in the early 60's. Made two deploymenmts to WestPac. You might note that at least two CNO's were CO's of the "Sally" Adm Moorer who later became Chairman of the JCS and Adm Holloway who was my skipper..." [12JUN99]

FINLEY, Jeff jfinley@jetpro.net "...I served with VQ-1, VQ-2, VX-1 and Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division (NAWC-ADI). Looking for old VQ friends. I am living in Dallas Texas and loven it..." [23APR2009]

FINN, AT1 Kevin postmanjax@aol.com "...Looking for VP-17 Shipmates from 1986 through 1990 stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I was an IFT with CAC-6 (86-90). I am organizing e-mail addresses to keep intouch. Trying to locate FE's John MacFadden, Bill Hunt; AT's John Selbe, Don Farnan, Perminder Gill, Wiley; IFT Mark "Fozzy" Krajeck; AO's Tony Ammon, Pete Dunn (to name a few). Any help or others who served during that time. Thanks..." [19JAN2001]

FINNEGAN, YN3 William J W_Finnegan@hotmail.com "...Served with VP-5 from November 1959 til December 1961. We deployed to NS Rota, Spain and NAS Sigonella, Sicily in 1960. Anyone interested in a Reunion, give me a shout. What ever happened to: Joe Hurley, NY, Roger Binsfeld, MN, Tom FLEMING, MO, and Otis Cates, MS?..." [14NOV2000]

FINNERAN, Michael finneranmike@hotmail.com "...I served as a radio operator with VP-18 from 1957 to 1960. I served on crew 2 with Murray J. Coleman as Plane Captain and later Jim Pence as Plane Captain. We were stationed in NAS Jacksonville, Florida and deployed regularly to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I think of many of the squadron and wonder where they are. I made a deployment to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and on that trip, the aircraft was hit by lightning and lost the starboard searchlight. I later injuted my back. The crew flew me to Africa where I was medivaced back to the States. I would like to find out where the rest of the crew is now. Names keep comming back to me and I dont know how to contact them. Will there be a Reunion soon? I was stationed with NADU at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1959/60 up to the decommissioning of the unit. I flew with "skyhook" and was at that time working as an "AT". I am interested in locating any of the other members of the unit and asking if there are any plans for a Reunion?..." [BIO Updated 14MAR2005 | 29JUL2003]

FINNEY, AD3 Charles VAQ-33 spectronic@hotmail.com "...I was in Key West, Fla.,from "79-81". I am looking for fellow crewmates. E-mail any information, please..." [02MAY98]

FINNIGSMIER, David finnigsmier@charter.net "...I served with VP-6 from 1973 to 1980. Flew as a second mechanic and Flight engineer. Did many great deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. I miss flying very bad. Now I am a Registered Nurse working at Naval Hospital Bremerton..." [13FEB2003]

FIORDILISO, DJ (aka ADAN Haflett) djandf9@bellsouth.net "...I was with VP-56 as an ADAN when we were decomed. I then went to VP-5; then off to FE school were I was the 6th Female to graduate. Then I did a tour with VP-4. Now I am at VP-30 I still see some of you fellow Dragons every now and then. Sure do miss our Dragon Family..." [07NOV98]

FIORENTINI, AT2 Ken fireres2@aol.com "...I served with VAW-13 from 1975 to 1979 as an ATN2. We were assigned to the USS Enterprise during that time..." [21JAN2003]

FIORI, Anthony "Fury" MANDIFER75@YAHOO.COM "...I served with VP-8 from 12/89 TO 9/93. I have to say, it was one of the best times in my life. Just ask the CO's of those years (they didn't call me Fury for nothing). When I wasn't playing I was launching and recovering those pigs. I do miss those times (with the exception of that one night on January 1, 1993 in NS Roosevelt Roads, PR) when (I think it was LC 82) we decided to take off during a High Power. (Remember) That was onehell of a wake up call. I still can remember Pat Morey, Adam Thumzier and Pete Caruso all trying to calm me down on the back porch of the Barracks that morning. Oh ya and our best friend Bud Wiser. That was crazy. Well I hope to hear from you ex VP-8ers. Tiger, Tiger. (Ha! Ha! Ha!)..." [09SEP2000]

FIORILLE, Bob rcfvp22@hotmail.com "...VP-22 flightcrew member. Crews 8 and 6, years '57, '58, '59 as radio/radar operator out of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NAS Adak, Alaska, Kwajelein, NAS Midway Island, Geophysical Year Ice Island, etc. Seems like the crew slogan of "Gone Again" was very apt. My wife of 38 years finaly convinced me to try looking up a Patrol Squadron website and found this great site (really a great job). She can't understand how I can recall all my Navy days but can't remember what we did just yesterday. Would be glad to hear from anyone wanting to talk about Nimitz Beach or the Bora Bora Lounge at the International Marketplace downtime Waikiki, the Orion in Iwakuni, what you did with your ranch - or any other great memories, including what ever happened to guys like; Chief Harrington, John McLaughlin, Wayne Davis, Glen Pfau, Dunn, Faulkner, Miller, Palmquist,Rauscher, Ritter, Stafford, S.T. White, Weist, LT Pickering, LTJG Bennett (which bounce do we consider to be the IN time?), Garfield Dean, Neil Michel, LT Garland, and a host of other great guys that kept the Blue Goose flying. My best regards to everyone..." [31JUL2001]

FIORINI, ATR2 Mike mbfiorini@gmail.com "...I served with VP-6(1965-1968) with deployments to .NAS Adak, Alaska (Crew-11 1966) and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan (Crew-6)..." [E-Mail Updated 04MAR2016 | E-Mail Updated 25FEB2009 | E-Mail Updated 16MAY99 | 00DEC97]

FIRTH, AXAA Bob rfirth55@yahoo.com "...AXAA-assigned to VP-19 from October 1974 thru May 1976. Remember the wild times at NAS Moffett Field, California..." [E-Mail Updated 26FEB2006 | 13SEP98]

FIRTH, AVCM Frederick L. Retired ffirth@cox.net "...I served with VP-5 from 1960 to 1962, VP-28 from 1966 to 1969, VP-6 from 1973 to 1976, and VP-1 from 1979 to 1983. I would like to hear from any and all of my ex-Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 07MAY2004 | E-Mail Updated 21MAY2003 | E-Mail Updated 09JAN2001 } 19AUG2000]

FISCHER, Andrew andyfisch48@hotmail.com "...Served with VP-48 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1968 to 1971..." [07DEC2005]

FISCHER, AMM1 Carl americanmarble@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-84 during WWII. I was aircrew and a Plane Captain. We recieved the Air Medal and was inducted in the Enlisted Combat Aircrew Roll of Honor aboard the Yorktown..." [15JAN2009]

FISCHER, Halsey hfischer@masseyburch.com "...VP-45 from 72-75. I only remember NAS Keflavik, Iceland!..." [10JAN2000]

FISCHER, AW2 James A. jafischer1948@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-50 (1969-1973) with deployments to NS Sangley Point, Philippines / NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, NAS Adak, Alaska / NAS Agana, Guam and NAF Misawa, Japan and flew with Crew-9. my entire tour. My PPC’s were LCDR Reed for the NS Sangley Point, Philippines / NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam deployments and LT James P. Schear for the NAS Adak, Alaska / NAS Agana, Guam / NAF Misawa, Japan deployments. We transitioned from Alphas to Charlies between the NS Sangley Point, Philippines / NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and NAS Adak, Alaska / NAS Agana, Guam deployments. I would like to hear from AWC Willie Bryant..." [05JAN2012]

FISCHER, AO3 Kenneth fischerwtrl@aol.com "...I served with VPB-127 (Top Turret Gunner) at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco from 1944 to 1945. I sure would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [27AUG2009]

FISCHER, Rick rfischer@memphis.edu "...I served with VP-47 (1972-1975) at NAS Moffett Field, California as a Naval Flight Officer..." [20SEP2014]

FISH, ABH2 Dane M. homesteadfish@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-8 from 1983 to 1986. I did three deployment and a Unitas with the squadron. Separated in 1989 and have been a federal firefighter for the US Air Force Resrves since then..." [08OCT2009]

FISHBEIN, Steve stephenfishbein@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-17 (1984-1987) - the best tour of my 30 year career. Started in the P-3B and transitioned to the P-3C. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [18JUL2011]

FISHER, ADC(AW/NAC) Brad Retired bradley.s.fisher@lmco.com "...I was a P-3 Flight Engineer from 1977 to 1997. I started out at VP-31 (FE school) 1977 - 1978. From there I went to VP-1 (78 - 81) where I was on crews 6, 8, and 5, VX-1 (81 - 84), VP-47 crew 4 (84 - 87), FWATD (87 - 90), VP-5 (90 - 93), VP-30 (93 - 97) where I retired. I now work for Lockheed Martin developing CBT for C-130J maintenance. Life is good. I miss flying, but not the living around the flight schedule..." [04NOV99]

FISHER, CAPTAIN Byron Retired BYRFISH@aol.com "...VP-45 (1976-79), VX-1 (1979-80), VP-4549 (SAU) (1980-83), VP-68 (1983-95). Former CO VP-68 (1993-95). Pilot, United Airlines, Washington, DC..." [E-Mail Updated 23MAR2002 | Updated 13SEP98 | 12MAR98]

FISHER, AMHC Don Retired dusty32109@yahoo.com "...I was attached to VP-46 as ground pounder and as a Flight Engineer in VP-50, VP-17 and the best tour of all which was with VPU-2. Retired in 1997 and have since moved to Thailand. Couldn't get enough of Thailand. I am looking for information on Dennis Gabe from VPU-2..." [20OCT2005]

FISHER, John R Sr. Shipmate Pixjrfishersr@gmail.com "...I served with VP-10 (1959-1962) at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I flew aboard the P2V-5F with CAC-10, CAC-4 and CAC-9. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19DEC2018 | E-Mail Updated 31MAR2010 | E-Mail Updated 29OCT99 | 00DEC96]

FISHER, AT1 John T. N. Retired johntfisher2@juno.com "...I served with VS-36 aboard the USS Randolph. First tour was September 1959 to July 1960 working as the squadron postman attached to the squaron Admin Office. Second tour was from February 1961 to March 1964 was worked as Radar Crew Leader in the AT Shop. I now live in Florence AL..." [26APR2004]

FISHER, John W. jwfgarfield@msn.com "...Arrived on Guam in late 64 early 65 as AZ2. Went on many deployments to Phillipines. Helped set up up detachment in Townsville Australia. Mucho good times there. I can't remember many names. I lived on base next to "Ski". Rode motorcycle all over the place. Lost some good guys over Nam stayen in VAP-61 3 years, maybe longer..." [13APR2001]

FISHER, Ralph E. c/o his son Capt. Bruce B. FISHER, Northeast Marine Pilots captbbfisher@efortress.com "...I am searching for info and contacts for FASRON 915, which operated out of NAS Trinidad, British West Indies during the 1950s. We lived there during that time and my Father was with FASRON 915. Also info and contacts with VP-34 helpful, as many friends at the time were important. Dad also served with ZP-911. Any help certainly welcome..." [19MAR99]

FISHER, Ray ray_c_fisher@yahoo.com "...Served in VPU-2 from Dec-1987 thru Sept-1990 as a ground pounding AE the off to A school and ended up in the fixed wing jet community at VFA-125 at NAS Fallon, Nevada. As we said as Wizards "Anytime Anywhere"..." [10MAR2010]

FISHER, Robert E. bobfisher@usa.com "...I served with VP-48 from 1987 to 1991 when I retired. The official date of my retirement was 8-31-91, the same date VP-48 was offically disestablished. I moved to Lubbock, Texas to attend Texas Tech University. I graduated in 1995 and moved to Tulia, Texas. I work at Bartlett I Feedyard. I got married in 1993 to Janice Burton. I lost her 4 1/2 years later to breast cancer. I remarried in 2005 to Katherine Huseman; (we are both widows). We now live in Nazareth, Texas..." [30APR2011]

FISHER, Ron bayfish@dmv.com "...I served in VP-30 Detachment Alpha and VP-44 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. 1962 - 1965..." [E-Mail Updated 16MAR2002 | 27APR99]

FISHER, Stan sfishertx@yahoo.com "...Served in VP-17 in 71-72 during Okinawa deployment. Look forward to hear from old enlisted and officer friends. Where are you Dennis (Smiling Jack) Whitacre, (Honest) Wes Smith, Greg Lane, Jim Barr,LT George Mason, LT Scruggs? I'm living in Austin, Tx, greatest city in America..." [12DEC2001]

FISHER, AT2 Tom adjunpro@localnet.com "...I served with VS-36 from September 1959 until my release from active duty in July 1961. While serving in the squadron, I was an AT2 and flew as a crewman for almost (2) years in S2F-1, -2 and the -3's. Would be interested in hearing from any other "airdales" from that era..." [23JAN2004]

FISHER, Tom tfisher@ceris.purdue.edu "...I was in VS-31 from 1960 to 1962 and would like to hear from any old buddies. I was an aircrewman and an AT. I was on the Guantanamo Bay cruise cruise and volunteered to go with the USS Wasp when she was sent on a mission of mercy to evacuate American nationals from Leopoldville in the Belgian Congo, Africa (now called Kenshasa in Zaiire). In route to Africa, we stopped at the equator and underwent the "shellback" initiation ceremony. The mercy evacuation job was eventually turned over to the Air Force but we were sent to Accra, Ghana where we off-loaded our supply of aviation fuel so the Air Force could use it. We then went to Dakar, French West Africa (now Senegal) for a week of liberty. After that cruise, we then went on a Med cruise and stopped at Barcelona, Cannes, San Remo, La Spezia, Genoa, and Gibraltar. After that, I was transferred to VS-42 which was a newly commissioned squadron at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island that lasted for about a year - we never did get assigned to a carrier and the squadron was then decommissioned. I was then transferred to VS-34 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island...I was in the Navy from 1959 to 1963. Went to aviation electronics school at NAS Millington, TN. I was an aircrewman and was assigned to VS-31, VS-42, and VS-34 all at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I was an AT2 at time of discharge. Would love to hear from any old Shipmates or others who were in those outfits" Personal Website: http://www.nlci.com/users/fishers/ [BIO Updated 27SEP2000 | 22SEP2000]

FISHPAW, AT3 Duane dvfishpaw@frontier.com "...I served with VP-16 from 1973 to 1976. I roomed with Crew-5, Prather, Sullivan, Blanko, and another ground pounder named Cline. Those were some great times in sunny NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I am currently serving as Chief of the Ashland Fire Department in Ashland, Ohio..." [E-Mail Updated 06MAY2011 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 08JUN2010 | 07FEB2002]

FISLER, James gotofizzy57@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-69 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from 1977 to 1983..." [20MAY2004]

FITCH, OS2 Rolland G. II rfitchii@bellsouth.net "...I served at the CPW-5 ASWOC/TSC, NAS Brunswick, Maine from Feb 1978 to Oct 1979. I left to go to Officer Candidate School in Newport. I served as a Surface Warfare Officer until I retired in October 1995..." [09APR2001]

FITCH, Ray c/o Rosebery, F. D. EPR@prodigy.net "...Writing for good friend Ray Fitch former enlisted pilot, later commissioned. Member VP-4, VP-22, and VPAM4. Served on Langley, Matanikau and others..." [22JUN98]

FITE, ADJ2 Louis W. fite1@charter.net "...I served with VP-5 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1967 to 1970..." [21JUN2011]

FITE, CDR Richard T. http://www.navy.mil/homepages/vp-45/xofite.htm "...Commander Richard T. Fite was born in Washington D.C. the son of a career Air Force pilot. He graduated from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio with a Bachelor of Administration degree in Political Science. Commander Fite received his commission in December 1985 through the Aviation Officer Candidate Program and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in April 1987. In October 1987, he reported to the "Golden Pelicans" of VP-44 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Flying the P-3C Update II Orions, he deployed to NS Rota, Spain and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. During this tour he was designated as an Instructor Tacco and Mission Commander and served as Command Security Manager, Readiness Officer, NFO Training and Assistant Operations Officer. Commander Fite then reported to Navy Recruiting District, Columbus, Ohio in February 1991. He served as the Officer Programs Officer and was the 1992 "Officer Recruiter of the Year." In March 1993, Commander Fite was assigned as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group Two. He qualified as Flag Tactical Action Officer and completed a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf in support of operations DENY FLIGHT, SHARP GUARD, VIGILANT WARRIOR and SOUTHERN WATCH. Following his disassociated sea tour, Commander Fite reported to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington D.C. in the Aviation Assignment Division as the VP Shore and Sea Detailer in March 1995. In July 1997, Commander Fite reported to the "Golden Swordsmen" of VP-47 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. During this tour he served as Tactics Officer, Administrative Officer, and Operations Officer and completed a quad site deployment to NSF Diego Garcia. Commander Fite then reported to CPW Pacific as Assistant Chief of Staff for Manpower in February, 1999. Additionally, he took on the role as Assistant Chief of Staff for Naval Activities upon the congressionally mandated closure of NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and the staff's homeport shift to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. In November 2000, Commander Fite was temporarily assigned in the Aviation Budget and Requirements Office on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations during the Quadrennial Defense Review assessment. In August 2001, he reported to the National War College at Ft McNair, Washington D.C. Upon graduation, he received a Masters of Science Degree in National Security Strategy. In April 2003, he reported to VP-45 as the Executive Officer. Commander Fite's personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, four Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals and various campaign and unit awards..." [15JUN2003]

FITSGERALD, AOM2 Orville (Deceased) c/o Jim Snyder iacomus@centurytel.net "...AOM2 Orville Fitsgerald served with VP-210 at NAS Bermuda from July 1943 to October 1944. Orville died several years ago. His widow, Racine, wants to tell her grandchildren what he did in the Navy. Any information you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks..." [16FEB2003]

FITZGERALD, Carl "Fritz the Cat" II blueslvr1@worldnet.att.net "...I served from Nov. '89 to May '94. The majority of my time was spent with VP-40. First at NAS Moffett Field, California, then we were relocated to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I was AW3 (sensor 3) on CAC 4 & 7 (and any other aircrew that needed me.) during my time there. I am on the hunt for a few former Shipmates. Such as, Steve Owens, Johnny Ray, Jorge Santiago, and any others who want to respond to me. I am currently living in Albuquerque, NM. I have another crumb-snacther on the way (due Aug, 1). Has any one seen "Crash"..." [17MAY99]

FITZGERALD, AK3 David J. djfotis@yahoo.com "...I served with FASRON-11 from July 1956 to September 1957. I worked in the Maintenance Material Division in Hanger 187..." [05JAN2010]

FITZGERALD, John E. fitzgerald@pisp.net "...I was in VP-17 from 1980 to 1984 which was the best time of my very short Naval Career. Made the 1980 and 1983 NAS Cubi Point, Philippines deploymnents After VP-17 I went to VT-7 at NAS Meridian, was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and subsequently given a medical retirement. After which I went to school attaining an MS degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. Would love to hear from anyone who served in VP-17 when I did, and especially you ground pounders. "We the few have done so much,with so little for so long, that we are now qualified to do anything with nothing!" (Sign in Airframes, Circa 1983)...VT-23 NAS Kingsville was my first duty station (77-80) where I spent most of my time in Phase Crew on Mid Check. Then I was off to VP-17 (80-84) where I had some of the best times of my short career. Then I went to VT-7 in NAS Meridian (84-86) where I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and medically retired. I have since lost most of my sight, but I have also managed to attain an associated in Business Administration, a Bachelor's in Human Services Counseling, and a Master's in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and am job hunting..." [BIO Updated 15AUG2000 | 28JUN2000]

FITZGERALD, AE1(AW) John P. bfitz@javanet.com "...Like to say hello to old VP-31 (81-83), VP-50 (83-84), VP-60 (84-88), VP-90 (88-92) Shipmates, I'm currently station with VP-92 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Like to hear from any one out there!..." [01FEB98]

FITZGERALD, CDR William A. http://www.navy.mil/homepages/vp-45/cofitz.htm "...Commander Will Fitzgerald graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1985 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. He reported to VT-3 in NAS Pensacola, Florida for primary flight training and then to VT-31 in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas for intermediate and advanced flight training. In February 1987 he completed flight school on the Commodore's List with Distinction and was designated a Naval Aviator. In September 1987, he reported to the Red Lancers of VP-10 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. During this tour he earned his initial qualifications as Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, Instructor Pilot, and Formation Pilot in the P-3C Update II.5 aircraft and completed deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Rota, Spain, and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. He served as the Human Resources Officer, Phase/Corrosion Branch Officer, Aircraft Division Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, and Pilot NATOPS Officer. Commander Fitzgerald next reported to the FRS, VP-30 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, in February 1991 for instructor pilot duty. During this tour he served as PR/AME Branch Officer, Pilot Tactics Officer, Assistant Fleet IUT Officer, Fleet Formation Instructor Pilot, and Pilot IUT & Standardization Officer. In February 1994, Commander Fitzgerald was assigned to USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer. During this tour he served as V-4 Division Officer, V-2 Division Officer, and Air Department Administrative Officer. While aboard, he earned designation as Officer of the Deck (In-Port), Helicopter Control Officer, and Conning Officer Alongside. Commander Fitzgerald next reported to the staff of the Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet in April 1996. He served in the Plans and Policy Directorate (N5) as the Deputy Director for Plans and Policy for the North Atlantic, Western and Central Europe. In April 1997, Commander Fitzgerald reported to the Golden Swordsmen of VP-47 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He served as the Safety/NATOPS Officer and Operations Officer during a West Pac deployment to NSF Diego Garcia and the Arabian Gulf. In June of 1998, Commander Fitzgerald reported to the OPNAV staff at the Pentagon as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Director, Air Warfare (N88). In July 2000, following his Pentagon tour, Commander Fitzgerald attended the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces and received a Masters of Science degree in National Resource Strategy. In March 2002, he reported to VP-45 as the Executive Officer. He assumed command of VP-45 in April 2003. Commander Fitzgerald is authorized to wear the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal as well as various service and unit awards..." [15JUN2003]

FITZGERALD, AMH2 William vp21-9@home.com "...VP-21 Flt Crew #9 May 1957-Nov 1959..." [Updated E-Mail 05JAN2001 | 17MAY99]

FITZGERRELL, AT1 Richard "Fitz" rgfitz80303@gmail.com "...I served with VP-49 (1954-1956) at NAS Bermuda. I worked for the National Bureau of Standards, Boulder, CO for 30 years retiring as a Electrical Engineer. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 01DEC2015 | E-Mail Updated 05AUG2001 | E-Mail Updated 12MAY2000 | 10FEB2000]

FITZGIBBON, AMS1 Thomas P. Jr fitzgibbon@manbk.com "...VP-60 Plankowner who served from 1November70 until the disestablishment of the squadron in 1993. I was crewmember on Crew 3 for the entire time..." [03JUL2001]

FITZPATRICK, Charles L. cbfitz1@earthlink.net "...Served as Naval Aviator with Patrol Bombing Squadron 136, Fleet Air Wing 4, flying a PV-1 Vega Ventura bomber with bombing missions from NAS Attu, Alaska to Paramushiro, Japan, 800 miles each way; the longest over water flight of WII 1944-1945. Received the American Theatre Medal, Asian Pacific Campaign Ribbon and the WII Victory Medal - See Biography: Charles L. Fitzpatrick - BIO..." [06AUG2005]

FITZPATRICK, AD3 Daniel dandjfitz@charter.com "...I served with VP-5 from 1986-1990. I am looking for a Shipmate named ISC Gerry Walker. As far as I know he's still active duty. Any help would be helpful..." [30OCT2002]

FITZPATRICK, David dnf@nci2.net "...I was assigned to VP-46 from 1958 through 1960. On the "Far Eastern Cruise" in 1958, I was assigned to Crew 12 in electrontics..." [05JUL2001]

FITZPATRICK, Shawn shawnftz@aol.com "...I still have the plaque I made to hang at the Oak Harbour Tavern. And I remember with Pride all those who signed it. Yes I reappropriated it, upon my reassignment, to take with me to VP-68 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Still in Aviation at Midwest Express Airlines, Milwaukee..." [25FEB2002]

FITZSIMMONS, Bob fitz1pilot@aol.com "...Also some of the Pacific barrier and weather squadrons. I was an AC2 and served with VW-13 Aug 56 - Sep 57, VW-15 Sep-Oct 57 and VW-11 Oct 57 - Nov 58..." [28FEB98]

"Shipmate F Summary Page"