VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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Memorial Picture "...KIDD, CAPTAIN Owen A. "OAK"...Died on July 28, 2002. He was 73 years old and had suffered from Myelodysplastic Syndrome (a type of Leukemia) for over two years. CAPTAIN Kidd was the XO under CAPTAIN Harlin Purdy and was the first CO to fly the P-3A after the VP-50 transition. He served as Commodore Patrol Wing Three, NAS Brunswick, Maine. Other tours of duty included VP-23 and VP-40. There will be an interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, September 16, 2002 at 13:00 hours. Anyone wanting to donate to the Myelodysplastic Syndrome Foundation will be greatly appreciated...Nick Mulich nicknjax@gmail.com..." [01SEP2002]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix KILGORE, ENS J.C. c/o Jeffrey A. Kilgore jakilgore@bellsouth.net "...My Father, Ensign J.C. Kilgore, served with VPB-117 with LT Walker and Ensign Nagel, amongst others. They were all members of Crew - 12. My Father passed away on August 9, 2001..." [12MAR2006]

Memorial Picture "...KIMBALL, Bill...My Dad, Bill Kimball, passed away in 1992. Dad served in VP-21 with CDR Wm (Barney) Rapp. Anyone remember these guys?...Elaina Shanahan jeepgypsy55@yahoo.com..." [12JUN2006]

Memorial Picture "...KIMMONS, CAPTAIN George W. "Kim"...6/12/02 - Former Wing Commander George Kimmons Dies - SANFORD - Captain George W. "Kim" Kimmons, the last wing commander at Sanford Naval Air Station, died Monday, June 10, 2002. He was 79. Kimmons was first stationed at Sanford NAS in 1959 and was assigned to several leadership duties during his time in Seminole County. He was well respected in the community, and when Reconnaissance Attack Wing ONE was reassigned to a Georgia base from Sanford on May 1, 1968. Kimmons retired from the Navy in 1974 and eventually retired in Sanford in 1991. He was born in Akron, Ohio, on April 30, 1923, and dedicated himself to a Naval career during World War II. In 1942, Kimmons entered Naval flight training, winning his wings at Pensacola on February 6, 1945. Ensign Kimmons' first assignment was as a primary flight instructor. This was followed by a tour with Honolulu based Air-Transport Squadron Eight, during which time he participated in the 1948 Berlin Airlift. He subsequently attended Ohio State University Electronics School and the Navy's General Line School at Monterey, California. In December 1952, Lt. Kimmons reported for duty aboard USS Currituck II (AV-7), Flagship for the Task Group supporting Operation Castle, one of a series of atomic tests held at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. Subsequent tours took him to the west coast's VP-9 and to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio as a Naval Bureau of Aeronautics Representative. In January 1959, LCDR Kimmons made his first appearance in Sanford Heavy Attack aviation. Completing the A3A Skywarrior syllabus in Heavy Attack Squadron Three, he reported to Heavy Attack Squadron One, later to become the Operations Officer and deploy to the Mediterranean as an 18-plane A3B squadron aboard USS Independence(CVA 62). Commander Kimmons reported to Heavy Attack Squadron Nine in June 1961 as Executive Officer and a year later assumed command of the squadron. Following this tour he served as Chief Staff Officer for Commander Attack Wing One. It was during this time that the change over to the RA5C (Vigilante) began with the wing. In December 1963, Commander Kimmons left the staff to assume command of Reconnaissance Attack Squadron Three, during which time the faithful A3B phased out and the RA5C became operational with the deployment of the first two squadrons. At the conclusion of this tour he reported aboard USS Coral Sea (CVA 43) as Air Operations Officer and later as the ship's Executive Officer, spending ten consecutive months in the western Pacific participating in action against North Vietnam. Captain Kimmons attended the Naval War College at Newport, RI. in 1965 prior to his assuming the duties of Commander Reconnaissance Attack Wing One at Naval Air Station, Sanford in 1967. On July 24, 1969, Kimmons assumed command of USS Kaskaskia (AO-27) and remained so until her decommissioning on December 19, 1969. Following his duty aboard Kaskaskia, Kimmons reported to the stall of the Chief of Naval Air Training in NAS Pensacola, Florida. During this time he participated in the formation of a new staff, Chief of Naval Education and Training, following which time he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Administration. Kimmons retired from the Navy on May 31, 1974. His decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Humane Medal, American Theater, Victory, German Occupation with Airlift Clasp, United Defense, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with 1 star, Vietnam Campaign Medal. Captain Kimmons retired in Sanford...http://www.seminoleherald.com/archive/kimmons.html..." [02JUL2003]

Memorial Picture "...KINCAID, Leon Clifford Sr...Dad served with the USS Wright (AV-1) (1928), VJ-1 and VJ-1 NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1933 to 1936, VP-5 from 1936 to 1938 and VP-15 in 1938...L. C. Kincaid Jr., Retired USAF SMS lckincaid@aol.com..." [13AUG2004]

Memorial Picture "...KING, AT Hayden...It saddens me to report that Hayden King (AT) VP-9 1961-63 passed away June 23, 2006. Another "good guy" passes...Stephen Andruszkewicz sgpa2zfmly@aol.com..." [28JUN2006]

Memorial Picture "...KING, Tarrant "Putt"...Sad to announce the death of Tarrant "Putt" King, AE2 VP 10 Crew 5, 1959 to 1964. He passed away on August 22, 2000. (I just received notice of his death from his wife, in response to an e-mail I sent him)...WILSON, AT2 Robert T. Jr. helgasgardener@gmail.com..." [05MAY2001]

Memorial Picture "...KING, Wayne "Sky King"...Dad served with VP-67 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. Sad to report that Dad has gone on eternal patrol April 4th, 2018. Dad was flight engineer and submitted the name “Golden Hawks”. Dad was also the first to volunteer for the “new” Lexington at the age of 18 in WW2. He loved flying, his crewmates and the Navy. If any of his crew, squadron or their family would like to contact me it would be an honor to hear from you..." Contributed by Travis King wareaglegobucs@gmail.com [21JUL2021]

Memorial Picture "...KINNEY, Benjamin "Ben" "BW"...I am currently looking for any information and/or anyone who served with my father inlaw "Benjamin Kinney" also known as "Ben and BW." He passed away in Landshuhl, Germany in April 1967. He was stationed in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and lastly stationed in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. All I know right now is he served with VP-16 (1958-1967), VA-81 and was aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59). I would like to hear from his former Shipmates..." Contributed by Meagan Kinney kinneygators@hotmail.com [08JAN2012]

Memorial Picture "...KIRBY, AE1 Ed...Sad news to report. AE1 Ed Kirby passed away this morning 14 June after fighting cancer the past few years. Ed served with VP-9, VP-30, VP-45 and VX-1..." Contributed by Steven Wolf wolf648@gmail.com [25JUL2017]

Memorial Picture "...KIRKLAND, CAPTAIN Thomas Jefferson III Retired...Age 76 of Knoxville, passed away quietly on October 26, 2009 after a long illness. Born in 1933 to Louise Richardson and Randolph Withers Kirkland in Newberry, South Carolina, he attended the Citadel in Charleston and graduated in 1957 from the United States Naval Academy. He served his nation dutifully as a naval officer for nearly 30 years including a tour with VP-4 from 1959 to 1962. As a long range anti-submarine patrol aviator he served tours in stations around the world including Okinawa, Sicily, Spain, Iceland, Hawaii, Washington, and Maryland. He attended the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterrey, California and received a masters degree in operations analysis. He also attended the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and George Washington University, receiving a masters degree in international relations. He served as executive officer and commanding officer of oceanographic squadron VXN-8. He later served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon. He retired in 1984 as a Captain after serving as the senior naval advisor to the Air Force Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. Upon retiring from active duty he served successfully as the Senior Vice-President of Operations for Summitt Research Corporation in Gaithersburg, Maryland. In 1996 he retired again with his loving wife of 49 years to Knoxville, Tennessee. A kind and gentle spirit, he enjoyed the love of his wife Sara and the company of his children and eight grandchildren. A faithful and dutiful member of Church of the Ascension in Knoxville, he served each week with FISH pantries. He also served on the race committee of the Ft. Loudon Sailing Club, and was an active member of the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Naval Academy Alumni Association. A true gentleman, his generosity, keen intellect and infectious sense of humor will be missed by his large family and many friends around the world. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Ruth Warters Kirkland, brother Joseph Lane Kirkland and sisters Katherine Kirkland Crockett and Mary Kirkland Reynolds. He is survived by his four children and spouses Kimberly Kirkland Bartlett and husband Beecher A. Bartlett of Knoxville, Margaret Kirkland Watkins and husband Todd Watkins of Atlanta, GA, Katy Kirkland Shattuck of Tuscaloosa, AL , and Thomas J. Kirkland, IV and wife Catherine Crews Kirkland of Charlotte, NC. He is also survived by his eight loving grandchildren, Taylor, Matt, Sara Kathryn, Margaret, Mary Withers, Emily, Adickes, and Sara; as well as his brother, Randolph Withers Kirkland, Jr. of Camden, SC; and 15 nieces and nephews. The family would especially like to thank his many caring Naval Academy friends, Newberry classmates and the staff of St. Mary's Hospice. Following a private burial a Memorial service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Young-Williams Animal Center 3323 Division St. Knoxville, TN, FISH Pantry, Care of Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919 or St. Mary's Residential Hospice, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Halls, TN, 37938. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel http://www.rosemortuary.coms..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [19JUL2010]

Memorial Picture "...KITT, AD3 George L...I regret to inform you that our Shipmate, George L. Kitt, passed away December 2008 in Catoosa, OK. George served with VP-892 from 1951 through 1952..." Contributed by TIMMER, AT2 Harold w8hgt@sbcglobal.net [09MAR2009]

KIBLER, William (Bill) James c/o his son William (Bill) John Kibler marbil@email.msn.com "...I am writing about my father, William (Bill) James Kibler, who was a flier on a PBY based on the USS Currituck during WWII. (1944-46). He was in Hedron Squadron, Fleet Airwing 8, (or something like that, I'm not real sure.) He was in four major battles, including Leyte Gulf, and flew scores of missions. He was an Aviation Machinist's Mate, and was made a Aviation Electrician's Mate in the field...I am in the process of building a website for him showcasing his poetry and writings about his experiences during the war and later in his life. I am planning to 'give' it to him on his birthday, June 6, when he will be 78 years young...I have been surfing around, following leads from the search engines in order to find a few good sites to link to to complement his site...I came across Andy Massa's entry in the VPNAVY website, advising people about the upcoming Reunion for VP-24 in Dayton, Ohio. He could not remember for sure, but the VP-8 and VPB-24 designations seemed to trigger some recollection...If you might have any information about his old shipmates or squadron comrades, I would really appreciate your passing it along. If you would like to communicate with him (or me) in any case we would welcome your reply...The website I am building is at: http://homepages.go.com/~master_wizard/reflections/...It is not completely finished yet, but I hope to have it done in a few days..." [23MAY99]

KIDD, E5 David A. dkidd@tm.org "...I served with the US Army 1st Radio Research Company (12/1970-07/1972) at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam and flew as Plane Captain aboard the P2 and then to Phu Bai as Sgt of Guard of Army Airstrip there..." [19MAR2016]

KICK, AL2 Don donkick1@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-8 from December 1951 to July 1955 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Great squadron and all our deployments to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco. Flew on HD-3's crew as first radio. Hope some of you kids from that era are still around. Found some old photographs and started remembering the good and bad times..." [08JUN2004]

KIDD, AD2 Ben benkidd@cox.net "...I served with VP-1 from 1952 to 1955. I crewed as a Plane Captain with several flight crews and also participated in the "round the world flight" in the spring of 1955. Looking for former Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 12APR2010 | E-Mail Updated 11APR2010 | 20MAR2004]

KIDD, John kiddjohn@att.net "...I served with VAH-1 in 1958..." [06OCT2009]

KIDD, AMS2 Sean skidd@alliantenergyisco.com "...I worked in the Airframe Shop from 1988-1991 ( Philippines, NSF Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, and NSF Diego Garcia. Talk about memories! It was great seeing everyone's entries. Got out after tour, married, 2 girls (2 1/2years and 2 1/2 months). Working as an Energy Conservation Project manager in NJ. MAN, thhose were the days! Would love to hear from anyone..." [14NOV2002]

KIDD, CDR William C. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=1649 "...CDR William C. Kidd, USNR - NFL Number: 1649 - Date of Birth: 1/1/1941 - Date In: 1/1/1941 - Date Out: 1/1/1960 - City, State: Pass Christian, MS - School Attended: Harvard University - Aircraft Flown: PBY, PV-1, PB4Y-2, F4F, SB2C - Ship or Unit: VP-31, VPB-141 and VP-721 - Pilot Desg.: PPC - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Atlantic - In Memoriam? No..." [11DEC2005]

KIDDER, AMSC Mike Retired robertkidder@comcast.net "...I served with VP-46 from 1967-1970 Crews 8 and 11 as a 2nd Mechanic, VP-92 in 1976 as a selres until entering the TAR program in June 1976, VP-64 from 1979-1983 as an F/E instructor, VP-67 from 1983-1985 as an F/E instructor and evaluator, and VP-MAU NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1985-1991 as an F/E instructor and evaluator. I'm now retired and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 15MAY2006 | E-Mail Updated 19AUG2002 | E-Mail Updated 12JUN2001 | 27JUN2000]

KIEBLER, AMH2 George M. kmail@mho.com "...I served with VP-776 (01/1968-08/1979) as a Bow observer and MAD/Radar operator. Moved to Denver to complete college and finished my reserve duty at Buckley ANG base..." [27DEC2011]

KIEFFER, Cleon c/o Robert J. Taylor mrspock1956@peoplepc.com "...Cleon Kieffer served with VP/VPB-145 (FAW-16 and FAW-14). He was a pilot. He would love to hear from any former Shipmates..." [17MAR2004]

KIEFFER, ADJ Donna M. (SMITH) Retired donnamsmith84@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Moffett Field, California (1973-1977) in AIMD working on the T-56 and P-3's. I would like to hear from my Crew Leader John "Jon" Lebreve(sp), John Visco (Prop Shop), Kenny Erickson, Mark Sadder, AMS Patty Hey(sp), Camille Rainey, Kevin Ayers and any other former Shipmates..." [28JAN2012]

KIENEL, Bob RKIENEL@peoplepc.com "...I served in the VX-1 Ordnance Shop from May 1969 through November 1970. I remember AO7 Howie from Michigan and AO2 Griffin from Georgia. Love to hear from some of the old crew. Smooth sailing and good health to all..." [07NOV2002]

KIESEY, AK Roger helpyou@charter.net "...I served with VP-28 (1967-1969)..." [E-Mail Updated 20DEC2016 | 31MAR2011]

SHIPMATE REQUESTED REMOVAL [Listing Removed 03NOV2010 | E-Mail updated 29NOV2002 | E-Mail Updated 24MAR2001]

KILANOWSKI, Edward esk123@msn.com "...This young airman arrived at NORIS in October 1969, and assigned to the AT shop, VP-31. I was flying in the rear observer seat within 4 months, and often, in that most grande seat in the nose. SERE training soon followed. Sharing barracks space and 'sea stories' with Pueblo crew was extremely interesting and very too. As no crew could have been treated more poorly by their Navy and their government. The hanger spaces were a terrific place to work and learn my AT craft, standing watches out on the flightline at night with the bay and San Diego was a never to be forgotten memory. 10 hour+ flights to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, NAS Moffett Field, California, NAF El Centro, California, for touch n go's as well as 'flights to no where, just for practise - Texas, Florida, Arizona etc. It was a heady time for this young sailor. But soon, it was time to move on aircrewman duty at HC-1 in Imperial Beach, an assortment of carriers, and Vietnam. I'm looking for a where an ex-VP-31 Det. Noris squadron patch..." [24FEB2009]

KILBY, AT Ed mrednc1@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-11 (Radar, Radio and ECM - Crew-11 - Plane Captain Clifford Riffle) from 1955 to 1957 with a deployment to Malta and many stops in the Med. Then a short time in Crew-1 with CDR Bill Hodges. I left there in 1957 to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [07MAR2011]


KILGER, CAPTAIN Peter Retired peter.kilger@gmail.com "...I graduated from the United States Naval Academy (1980), Naval Flight Officer (1981), VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-6 (1982-1985) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and Naval Air Training Unit, Mather AFB, California (trained Student Naval Flight Officers in advanced navigation methods), VP-66 (1986-1997) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VQ-11 (1999-2000) as Commanding Officer, FMP MOCC 0197 (2000-2002), Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) for New Hampshire (2002-2006), VTU in New Hampshire, VTU in Salt Lake City, SACT Unit, NOSC Support Unit (2008) and retired (Navy Reserve) in June 2008. I am currently the Director of Programs for Sierra Nevada Corporation in Dayton, OH..." [22NOV2010]

KILGORE, ENS J.C. c/o Jeffrey A. Kilgore jakilgore@bellsouth.net "...My Father, Ensign J.C. Kilgore, served with VPB-117 with LT Walker and Ensign Nagel, amongst others. They were all members of Crew - 12..." [12MAR2006]

KILGORE, AK3 Larry larryk0202@aol.com "...Looking to email old Shipmates. In VAW-33 1966-67. I was an AK3 with Chief Breinizi. Lt Mato was the supply officier then. would appreciate any emails..." [04DEC2005]

KILLACKEY, Tim traffnet@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-28 at Barbers Point from September 1966 through December 1967 with a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 03NOV2009 | 00XX97]

KILLGORE, ARM2 Charles R KillgoreC@aol.com "...I was a member of VS-66 during WWII, serving in OS2U's and SBD's in the Ellice Islands (Funafuti) and Gilbert islands (Tarawa, Apamama, Makin). Would like to contact squadron mates from that era. Has there ever been a Reunion, or has any been planned?..." [01SEP99]

KILLGORE, AZ Jim jimluc02@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from December 1968 to June 1973. We flew theP-3A and made deployments in NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily and Dets to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I was an AZ and worked in Maintenance Control. I can still remember all the BUNO's. Still support the P-3 at present as an eng tech at NADEP NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 07MAR2009 | 11AUG2000]

KILLIAN, Dave vxe61970@gmail.com "...I served with VXE-6 (1970-1973) working in cargo. I would like to hear from former Shipmates including Bobby Button, Bill Corzette, Marty Fink, D. E. Fuller, Mark French, Charlie Hardesty, Denny Huston, Toby Kimble, Mike Jordan, Stan Kowoski, Dave Mudri, Bill Perkins, John Smith and Gary Thuener..." [08NOV2015]

KILLINGSWORTH, LCDR Ernie ernie@kairvals.com "...I served with VP-28 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VX-1 at NAS Key West, Florida and VP-65 at NAS Point Mugu, California..." [21APR2016]

KILNA, Mel mel@kilna.com "...I served with VP-50 on CAC5 from 1982-1983 SS2 and spent time parking planes. I also Deejay'ed several squadron parties/picnics. Now I do computer work (still pushing buttons...) and work on music via computer (http://www.mindlayer.com/). I made several detachments to NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Misawa, Japan, as well as a month on fantasy island..." [03FEB2003]

KILZ, Raymond RKilz@aol.com "...I was a plank owner on the Norton Sound, AV-11, and as an Aerographer's Mate (weather man). I flew with VPB-26 many times, and have the Mariner paper that we published aboard our ship. I believe that my first flight with VPB-26 was in March 1945 or early April 1945 when we flew out of Enewitok into the Ponape area. I went through Kerama Retto & Okinawa with the squadron, went to Sasebo, Japan, Shanghai and Tsingtao also. I also flew with VPB-13 & VPB-22 due to problems that came to 3 of our Seaplane Tenders (USS Curtiss (AV-4), VPB-26 is impressive, and I'm glad to have been a small part of this valiant effort by the crews of these planes. It's good to see the comararaderie still going today. The best to everyone. The PBM squadrons in Kerama Retto used JATO for our take offs. My records show flights with VPB-22, on 28 July 1945 and with VPB-13, on 10 August 1945 wherein we tracked typhoons. I believe that we were among the first to track typhoons with aircraft..." [13JUN99]

KIMBALL, YN1 William H. Retired bootie@cox.net "...Boot Camp at Great Lakes, ILL, received Orders to VP-30 6/60, to 6/63 (Plank Owner) until I requested Sea Duty. Orders to USS Vulcan STAFF (AR-5) NORVA. 7/63 to 4/64, re-enlsted got orders to COMMSTSELM STAFF, BREMERHAVEN, GERMANY, 7/64 to 09/67, requested Independent Sea Duty, Got orders to USS PINACLE MSO (462) 09/67 to 9/68. Aprox. Re-enlisted and Got orders to RTC STAFF, ORLANDO, FL 10/68 to 10/71. Requested Independent 2 for 1 sea duty, received orders to COMIDEASTFORCE, STAFF ON USS VALCOUR (AGF-1), AND NCSO, ON Bahrain, IS. 12/71 to 6/72, they had a Change of Command, we embarked on the USS LASSALE (AGF-1), as it relieved the USS VALCOUR. ALSO, had family with me at this command. Total time in Bahrain was 12/71 to 12/74. Received orders to COMTRAWING SIX STAFF, Pensacola, Fk served there as Leading Petty Officer, until I requested Fleet Reserve, Retired on 08/20/79. Prior to that, I was in the National Guards, and served Basic and Advance Training in the US Army. Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. for Basic, the Ft. Dix, NJ for Advanced. Total time was from 4/15/57 until 4/20/60, when I joined the US Navy. (Total Services 4/15/57 to 08/20/79)..." [BIO Updated 28NOV2019 | 27NOV2019]

KIMBER, AN Geoffrey H. gkimber@cox.net "...I served with FASRON-121 NAS Chincoteague, Virginia from 1957 to 1958..." [12NOV2003]

KIMBERLY, AOC M. L. Retired mlk19_2000@yahoo.com "...I served in the Navy from April 1955 to April 1975. I served with VP-42 NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-48 NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-48 NAS Moffett Field, California, and VP-31 NAS Moffett Field, California. I retired as a Aviation Ordnance Chief Petty Officer while serving with VP-31 in April 1975. Trained Iranian students and continued doing so after retirement. Worked in Isfahan, Iran. After the revolution left Iran in 1979 for Saudi Arabia where I am at present (25 yrs) training Saudi Students..." [18MAR2004]

KIMBRO, Charles rackets@att.net "...I served with VP-18 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1955 to 1957. I flew as lst Tech and Radar & Radio. Point of interest, in June of 1957, flew patrols out of NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. Our mission was to locate the Nose Cones of rockets fired sub-orbital from Cape Canaveral to South of P.R. On one flight, we had a civilian on the plane with us as an observer, he was in the Nose of the plane with me as we were using SARA gear to pick up the beacon on the nose cones and then give co-ordinance to Destroyers in area to pick it up and send back to canaveral. After we landed back at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, I inquired as to who the civilian was and was informed that it was none other than Werner Von Braun, father of our Space Program. If anyone out there served in VP-18 during 1955 to 1957, would like to hear from you..." [E-Mail UPdated 14AUG2009 | E-Mail Updated 20JUN2009 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 11MAR2008 | 00SEP1999]

KIMMEY, AWC(NAC) Russ Retired RKimmeyP3C@aol.com "...Duty stations include: ASWOC/TSC NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal 1976 - 1977, VP-49 1978 - 1979, VP-30 1979 - 1983, VP-56 1983-1987, AW (A1) School NATTC Millington 1987 - 1992, Line of Duty Investigator & Physical Security Officer NATTC Millington 1992 - 1994. Now working for Siemens Building Technologies, Inc. Facilities Management Services..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 13OCT2001]

KIMMONS, AT1 William C. WKimmons@aol.com "...Served in VQ-2 from 1963 to 1966. Learned a lot, and loved most of my time there..." [01JAN2002]

KINCADE, ENS. John G. C/O John G. Kincade Jr. wufat@aol.com "...On December 7, 1941 my Father, ENS. John G. Kincade, was stationed at MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii as Paymaster for CPW-3. Both he and my Mother survived the attack. However, he once told me that after the attack, there were only 3 PBYs left. They were the ones out on patrol. Everything else was destroyed. In early 1942, CPW-3 was moved to New Caledonia..." [18JAN2004]

KINCAID, AT3 John "Mark" john.kincaid@afncr.af.mil "...I served with VP-26 from January 1975 to Febuary 1978. I was an AT3 inflight radioman with CAC-7 and CAC-1. Was nick named Space. Then was stationed at NAS Brunswick, Maine from Feb 1978 to May of 1980. I got out and moved back home to Ohio and went to work for the AirForce as an electronic tech. I now live in Maryland still working for the Air Force here at Andrews AFB. Soon to retire (I hope). Feel free to contact me..." [02JUL2008]

KINCHELOE, CDR James Retired jkinch@verizon.net "...I served with VP-2 from March 1959 and July 1961. I was an AT1 at that time and flew as a Radioman in Crew 3 during the deployment to Alaska in 1959/1960. During part of the Alaska deployment in 1961 (prior to my transfer) I was POinC of the Avionics section at NAS Adak, Alaska. This was my only tour in VPs. I spent the rest of my career in the Fighter/Carrier Navy. I plan to attend the Reunion in Branson in September 2002 and am looking forward to seeing a couple of members of Crew 3 there (Dick Riebe and Lee Holliston)..." [E-Mail Updated 10DEC2008 | 30APR2002]

KINDRED, AW1 Tim gwedd@hotmail.com "...I was SS2 on CAC-7 with Mike Peterson as SS1 and Tommy Fryer as SS3 when we hit on the idea of calling ourselves the Roaches. We had been flying primarily night patrols and so our motto was "We only come out at night!" I remember our crew patch was a white disk with a red numeral 7 in the middle, with a black cockroach superimposed. We all took names from our positions. Mine was Difar Roach. I was with VP-10 from 76-81, and then with the ASWOC at CPW-5 till 85. Any and all feel free to call!..." [E-Mail Updated 04FEB2007 | 25APR98]

KING, CAPTAIN Bill Retired BilLavKing@aol.com "...Served as a pilot in VP-5 from January 1950 until March 1951 and as a plank owner in VP-10 from March 1951 until November 1952..." [28AUG99]

KING, ADRC Bob "Rotten Roger" Retired ret.navy@verizon.net "...I served with VP-1 from 1959 thru 1963. I was Plane Captain Crew 11 with LT Barnes for a couple years. Particpated on two deployments to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and NAS Adak, Alaska. Who could forget operation slamex? Those were the fun years. I lost my VP-1 Cruise Book - oh well. Joel Williamson, George Pridemore, Billy Boyd, and anyone else - e-mail me at your own risk. My ears ring all the time. I still hear those 3350 lawnmower engines. Also served with VP-2, VP-8, and VO-67..." [BIO Updated 05NOV2001 | BIO Updated 26APR2001 | 17NOV98]

KING, ADJC Carl Wayne(Super K) Retired ChiefKing@aol.com "...I was stationed with VP-19 from June 1960 to June 1964. I was in Crews 4 and 9 during that time. Flew in P2V-7 and P-3A. Retired in 1975 after 24 years of having a great time and getting paid for it too. Did have to work hard at times but it was very rewarding in experience as well as meeting some of the most wonderful people a man could ever meet. Would like to hear from some of my ole Shipmates...I was a proud member of VJ-61 from 1955 to 1957. I joined the squadron at NAS Miramar and made the shipboard move to NAS Agana, Guam. This was the days of two turnin and one burnin. I made the first Bangkok detachment which now stands out as on of the most enjoyable highlights of my twenty-four year Naval career. I retired from VS-41 in June 1975 and am enjoying retirement along with my wonderful Navy oriented wife. Would enjoy hearing from any of my ole Shipmates or anyone else who likes to talk Naval Air form the good ole days..." [BIO Updated 20MAR2000 | 11FEB2000]

KING, Charles chask@wavecable.com "...I served aboard NAS Pensacola, Florida (1951-1953) and ZX-11 (1953-1954) and worked in the Electronics Building. I remember losing 2 airships..." [12JUL2015]

KING, AMH2 Clarence Frederick "Fred" cfredking@yahoo.com "...I served with VS-31 (1953-1956) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, recalled to active duty with VS-861 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia and NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1960-1964)..." [24APR2016]

KING, AOC David Retired davidking@hughes.net "...Started out with VP-8 63-65, VP-31 Detachment A from 65-67, VP-19 67-70. Served a tour in NAS Corpus then back to NAS Moffett Field, California with VP-40 73-78. Have over 7000 flight hours in P-3A, P-3B, and P-3C. Served with many great Shipmates over the years. I had lots of fun times and lots of not so fun times but would not trade it for anything..." [E-Mail Updated 27FEB2007 | E-Mail Updated 19AUG2003 | E-Mail Updated 23FEB2000 | 12APR98]

KING, ABH3 Donald gopetstop@aim.com "...I served with VP-6 from May 1967 to June 1970. Spent most of my days in the Line Shack. I watched your wings when you were on he ground. Went to U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and watched your wings there. I was there when the B-52 blew. I made the NAB Chimu Wan, Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa, Japan and Philppines Deployment Cruise. I was there April 5, 1968. The boy's and their Yellow toy's. Any one remember how we had to put the P-3s tail at a angle to get it in the hanger? I do, I bent a towbar there. Story goes it was easy to get them in the hanger after that. Talk about FOD, we had big toads on the runway. Sent to Japan during Pablow thing. Went to Tahiti with one of our flights. If you remeber e-mail me. Took orders to the Bon Hom Richard in July 6, 1970. That is another story. I had a 1957 Chevy Conv at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Wish I still had it. You guy's be bad it's more fun..." [11MAY2011]

KING, FLEET ADMIRAL Ernest Joseph http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq36-3.htm "...Ernest Joseph King was born in Lorain, Ohio, on November 23,1878. As a young boy he read an article in the Youth's Companion about the Naval Academy which stimulated his interest towards a Navy career. Upon graduating from Lorain High School in 1897, he was appointed to the Naval Academy by Representative Kerr of the Fourteenth District of Ohio. When he left home, his father, a railway mechanic, gave him a round-trip railway pass in case he might change his mind. He never used the return portion, although he kept it for many years. In the Summer of 1898, during the Spanish American War, King served as a Naval Cadet in the USS San Francisco, flagship of the Northern Patrol Squadron, for which he received his first decoration, the Sampson Medal. He graduated with distinction in the Class of 1901, and served the two years at sea -- then required by law -- before being commissioned Ensign on June 7, 1903. His assignments during his first sea cruise included service in USS Eagle surveying Cienfriegas, Cuba, in USS Cincinnati, a protected cruiser in the Asiatic Fleet during the Russo-Japanese War, in USS Illinois, flagship of the European Squadron, and USS Alabama, flagship of the second Division of the Atlantic Fleet. His first shore duty came in 1906 when he went to the Naval Academy as an instructor in Ordnance and Gunnery for two years, followed by one year on the Executive Staff. Officers who were midshipmen at that time still remember him as a strict but fair duty officer. There followed another sea cruise of three years beginning as Aide on the Staff of Commander Battleship Division Two, Atlantic Fleet in USS Minnesota, one year as Engineer Officer of USS New Hampshire and one year on the Staff of the Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet in USS Connecticut. His next shore cruise started in 1912 in command of the Engineering Experimental Station at Annapolis. After two years, in l914, he went to sea again, this time in destroyers in command of USS Cassin, then as aide to Commander Torpedo Flotilla Atlantic Fleet, Commander Sixth Division of the Flotilla. In 1916 he went to the staff of Admiral H. T. Mayo on which he served during WWI while the Admiral was Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet. In 1919, Admiral King, then a Captain, became head of the Postgraduate School at the Naval Academy. Following that tour of duty, he commanded USS Bridge for a short period. In July 1922, he commenced a series of assignments which placed him in intimate contact with submarine operations when he was assigned to duty on the staff of Commander Submarine Flotillas, Atlantic Fleet, and as Commander Submarine Division Eleven. In 1923 he took command of the Submarine Base at New London with additional duty as Naval Inspector of Ordnance in Charge of the Mine Depot there. It was during this period in September 1925 that he was in charge of the salvage of USS S-51 which was sunk off Block Island. Having had sea duty in destroyers, submarines and battleships, Captain King now began his career in Naval Aviation which was then taking its place in the Fleet. In 1926 he took command of the aircraft tender USS Wright with additional duties as Senior Aide on the Staff of Commander Air Squadrons, Atlantic Fleet, In January of 1927, he reported to the NAS Pensacola, Florida for flight training and was designated naval aviator 3368 in May of that year. He rejoined USS Wright on completion of this training. When USS S-4 was sunk in December of that year off Provincetown, however, he was again assigned to command of her salvage operations. Upon completion he returned to his command of the USS Wright, and had a short cruise as Commander Aircraft Squadrons, Scouting Fleet, until 1928, when he went ashore as Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. In 1929 he assumed command of the NAS Norfolk, Virginia. In June of 1930 he went to sea in command of USS Lexington for a two year cruise in that ship. He then had a year in the senior officers' course at the Naval War College. In 1933, with the rank of Rear Admiral, he became the Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics until 1936. During the next five years, except for the year 1940 on the General Board he commanded Aircraft Base Force, Aircraft Scouting Force, and as a Vice Admiral in 1938, Aircraft Battle Force. In February 1941, he was given the rank of Admiral as Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet and on 30 December of that year he became Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Fleet. In March 1942, the President by Executive Order, combined the office of Commander in Chief and the Chief of Naval Operations, and Admiral King assumed those combined duties on 18 March, when he relieved Admiral Stark as Chief of Naval Operations, the first and only officer to hold such an assignment. On 17 December 1944 he was advanced to the newly created rank of Fleet Admiral. In 1945, when the position of Commander in Chief, U. S. Fleet ceased to exist, as an office established by the President pursuant to Executive Order 99635, Admiral King became Chief of Naval Operations in October of that year. In December he was relieved by Fleet Admiral Nimitz. From that time he served in an Advisory Capacity in the office of the Secretary of the Navy, and as President of the Naval Historical Foundation. He died at the Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, New Hampshire on 25 June 1956..." [23JUN2003]

KING, AT2 Forrest woody5512@gmail.com "...I served with VP-46 (1983-1985) in the "tweet" shop TAD to AIMD and Instructor Duty with NAval Air Maintenance TRAining GRoUp DETachment (NAMTRAGRUDET) 1012 (1986-1989). I spent 8 years with Ampex Corp in Redwood City, Silicon Graphics from 1997 to 2001, Storage Technology Corp (STK), went through the Sun Microsystems acquisition and now with Oracle Corporation. I still specialize in magnetic recording technologies and architectures for data protection, business continuity, disaster recovery and data consolidation. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [17NOV2011]

KING, Fred G. fredgking@direcway.com "...I served with VP-22 from 1960 to the end of 1963. Worked in Classified Material and for the CO. I participated in deployments to Johnston Island, NAS Iwakuni, Japan (twice) NAF Misawa, Japan, and various other places in SE Asia. Enjoyed basket leave in Hong Kong with Bob Richman's crew. Also helped a bunch of you guys get "early outs" and we were not even courts marshalled!..." [20JAN2006]

KING, AT1 Jack G. Retired (Gold Hummig Bird 3303 S Duquion St., Benton, IL) "...We were flyng south of NAS Bermuda early 1953 with VP-661 (12 Boat) on our way to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR for a ORI. We were on circuit 5710'5 mcs listing to a VP-49 aircraft (we think but not positive) waiting for the operator to finish his position report to NAS Norfolk, Virginia. He was sending latitude numbers and then silence. We notified our pilot and sent out position report. We don't think the aircraft was ever found..." [20OCT2004]

KING, ADJ1 George Retired george4bub@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1971 to 1974. My plane was "Griggs Piggs". Some of ther crew names that I can remember are Murphy, Fender, Burkland and Pilot Al Griggs. I have talked to AME1 Robert Burney and we would like to hear from other former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 17FEB2011 | 22JAN2001]

KING, AT1 Jack G. Retired 303 S Du Quoin St Benton, IL 62812-1460 "...I served with VP-661 from 1952 to 1953. VP-661 was redesignated VP-56 early 1953. I went USN VP-661 was a reserve squadron at NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C.. I was an AL in 1946 with ATU-10 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VR-22 from 1961 to 1962, VAH-3, VAH-6, VAH-8 NAS Sanford, Florida, OS2U Squadron 7 NAS Pensacola, Florida in 1945, VC-33 from July 1953 to February 1955, VS-27 from 1957 to 1961 got manny hrs R4D8 and 5 at Oceana (was there 50-51-63-64), flew much hrs UF1 NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1955 to 1956. Did some ferry VRF31 also flew radio on B17 Johnsville development center between VC-33 and back to NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey. We had infra-red aboard plane at develop stage..." [12MAY2004]

KING, Joe joeking1944@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-48 (1961-1965)..." [03MAR2017]

KING, CTTC(NAC) Joseph C. II Retired JKingii@aol.com "...Served with VQ-1 (1971-1973 & 1976-1978) and VQ-2 (1973-1976)..." [23FEB2000]

KING, Kenneth kenking@ecqual.net "...I was in VP-45 from 1951 to Sept. 1953. I'm from Massachusetts but am now working and living in Florida. I'd like to contact Bill Roth (NY), Mike Swingle (PA), Willie Knott (CT), George Drago(MI), Hank Merritt (IL), and anyone else from those days..." [02DEC99]

KING, Kirby UPNDN1@AOL.COM "...Stationed at VP-30 From 80 to Nov. 84 then transfered to VP-60 from NOV. 84 to Nov. 88. I became a civilian and still reside in the Chicago area. Would like to chat with anyone that may have crossed paths with me in that 8 year period..." [04DEC98]

KING, Pamela (Silbaugh) ransil@sgi.net "...Served in VP-6 from '84-'90 and NAS North Island, San Diego, California AIMD 90-94..." [13FEB99]

KING, AX Randy king6648@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-46 NAS Moffett Field, California from 1985 to 1990..." [01NOV2006]

KING, PO1 Rusty Retired grking007@sbcglobal.net "...I served aboard FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam (07/1968-08/1969) and VQ-2 (08/1969-06/1971) at NS Rota, Spain, left the Navy for 6 years, VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VR-53 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Naval Reserve Center at NAS Dallas, Texas, Naval Intelligence at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and Naval Intelligence at NAS Dallas, Texas. After having 3 back operations I retired on a medical. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [03JUN2014]

KING, Wayne "Sky King" wareaglegobucs@gmail.com "...I served with VP-67 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [06MAY2013]

KING, William W. (Sky) roki@kona.net "...With fond memories I recall my tour at NOB NAS Bermuda as an Aviator in VP-45 (1957-60). It was the best of times and the worst of times. As the ever present Junior PPC I flew many a flight from sunset to dawn! A small price to pay for being in Paradise..." [06DEC98]

KINGERY, ATN2 Richard dick.kingery@corelab.com "...I served with VAW-111 Detachment 14 from December 1967 to August 1968..." [21MAY2010]

KINGSBURY, Ken kingsbury429@msn.com "...I joined VP-17 in November of 1968..." [24APR2009]

KINGSLAND, Arthur J funtime@dave-world.net "...I was in VP-47 in 60-61 and we did have a great time. WE did have afew things happen. Like one of our boats run into a buoy and cart wheel. And good old E. L. Williams, AM1 put it back together. I have a old plack that shows a goose riding a bomb down to the sea from VP-47...Duty 2-1-56 USNR, 2-2-57 Active 2-3-57 VR-8, 1-2-58 VR-7, 1-1-59 USS Norton Sound AVM1, 12-59 VP-47, 1-62 VT-23, 65-66 uss currtuck AV 7 and in 1976 I retired AMH2. I also was in the sea bees for the last 10 years SW2..." [03AUG98]

KINGSLEY, Rohn HROHN272@aol.com "...I was in VP-24 from July 1973 to July 1976 in the AT shop. I was really sad to see the decommissioning of the 'ole "BAT" squadron. We had a lot of great times in NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Looking for a couple Shipmates for a visit this spring. If Dave Ross (Joplin, Missouri) or Jim Buchannan (Albequrque) are checking this out shoot me a line. To all you current VP sailors, Take advantage of the good times, they may end sooner then you think..." [16FEB2000]

KINGZETT, ADR3 Robert Thomas rkingzett@yahoo.com "...ADR-3 Kingzett--Plane Capt. Mech. Line P.O. Served in VAW-11 from 12/60 to 6/61 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Served in VAW-13 from 6/61 to 9/64 then discharged. Many Dets. Many adventures...served with Officers Lt. Engle Massey, Kilgore. Served with H.O. SWEENEY, BRUCE BAIRD, BILL YORKS, "HAPPY" DERRICK, HAINES,CHAMBERS CIESLIK, RIGGLE, BOATNER, McKINNEY, NEMETH, ALTMAN, SPADE for a few that I can thinks of..." [08AUG2005]

KINIRY, Richard A. rich_kin@hotmail.com "...I closed out my four years in the Navy being discharged from NAS Norfolk, Virginia in October 1955. I served as a radar operator in VP-44 on boat # 12. Interested in making e-mail contact with crew members who served on #12 from 1954-1955..." [10MAY2003]


KINLEY, Douglas kinleyd@hutchcc.edu "...I served in VP-8, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, from July 62 to August 65. We had those nice deployments to NAS Bermuda, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. My friends called me "Duke". I would love to hear from Shipmates who remember me...I would love to hear from Shipmates especilly Mike Welch, David Earl Graham, Bud Stumpf, Hattie Moss, Murray Slay, Jerry Folski and too many others to mention. And, if you were part of the gang that hid VP-44's Pellican in the old man's office. It's time to fess up..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 23MAR2000 | 18MAR99]

KINNEY, Clifford M. fireandrescue_1@hotmail.com "...Just looking for my old friends. I served with VP-24 from October 1991 to December 1993..." [15JUN2006]

KINNIE, Robert (Bob) starwar345@aol.com and RWKinnie@aol.com "...I served with VP-64 from September 1972 to September 1975. ADRAR when I got there and left as an ADJ3. VP-91 from January 1976 to July 1976. ADJ3 when I got there and left as an AD2. VP-66 from July 1976 to July 1980. AD2. Back to VP-64 in July 1980 to April 1985. AD2 when I got there and left as an AD1. April 1985 went to RAIMD NAF Washington, D.C. and left in March 1989. AD1. VP-62 March 1989 to June 1993. AD1 when I got there and ADC when I left. VAQ-209 June 1993 to October 1994, Retired as an ADC..." [08SEP98]

KINSMAN, AZAN Karen "Buger Red" (Mahaney) karen.kinsman@natick.army.mil "...I served with VAQ-33 NAS Key West, FL from 1981 to 1983 under CDR Vambell in Maintenance Control. Any of my old Shipmates out there? Sure do miss my time in. Didn't stay long enough. Keep in touch..." [03MAR2004]

KIPHORN, AE2 John kingkip0925@aol.com "...I served with VP-49 (01/1968-08/1970) with a WESTPAC deployment in 1968 (Crew-9 - Julie/ECM). Ray Bennett - let me know know what you're doing now? Hey Budda - 125 in a 25 mph zone in your Roadrunner?..." [BIO Updated 03AUG2011 | 30JUL2011]

KIPP-McGUIRE, James aka "Mac" silvertip@theriver.com "...Would really like to hear from some of the folks who were there in 68-69..." [02FEB2001]

KIPPS, Doug LVTOROCKFISH@AOL.COM "...I was a PN assigned to your squadron from Sept 72-Feb 75. Still remember all the good times we had at NAS Moffett Field, California, Agana, NAS Agana, Guam and even good old NAS Adak, Alaska. Also enjoyed the trips we made to Olongapo City and Taipei, Taiwan. I will never forget the time that one of VP-47 flight crews pointed out the full moon to the officers quarters on Agana, Guam. Well take care guys..." [08AUG2000]

KIRACOFE, Phil pkiracofe@embarqmail.com "...Greetings to my old mates, VP-5 1970-71, particularly Crew 21. And to Charlie Brown: I know that was you calling out to "Yakima" on the radio over the western Med. And did John Russell end up with Mona #1 or Mona #2?..." [E-Mail Updated 10MAR2010 | 18JUN98]

KIRBY, Colin colin.kirby.contractor@usap.gov "...I served with VXE-6 (1984 to 1998) Operation Deepfreeze. I ran the Officers club, Enlisted Clubs and MWR Recreation Services..." [E-Mail Updated 05NOV2012 | 20APR2001]

KIRBY, Ed edkirby@writeme.com "...AE1 (forever) Ed Kirby, VP-9 CAC-5 from April 85 - Sept 88, "The Black Hole" NMPC/BUPERS Dallas Tx., VX-1 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, & VP-45 here in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Hoping to go to 30 Sept 98 and retire behind the podium in VP-30 (Sept 2000). Since the next higher rank keeps eluding me. That's okay, it's been fun for the most part..." [28APR98]

KIRBY, William V. (Bill) Williamvk@webtv.net "... served with VP-861/VP-18 as an AD3 on ground crew #9 (Ithink)!! I was also log yoeman for about 6 months. I made the Malta excursion in 1953 & Iceland for 1 day on July 4 1954. I joined VP-861/VP-18 in October of 1951 & served until my discharge in November 1954. I would like VERY much to hear from anyone who served with me during that time. Hoping to hear from some of my Shipmates soon..." [28AUG99]

KIRCHNER, Bob N1859@AOL.COM "...Served with FASRON-110 NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1958 through 1959 in the Parachute Loft. I would like to hear from others. Thanks..." [20OCT2002]

KIRCHNER, Jim jreedk27@juno.com "...Was a assigned to the Seahawks VP-23 from 1989 - 1991 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Did two nice DETs Thule, Greenland (ICEX '91) and Howard AFB. Seen some familiar names. Drop me a line via-e-mail if you wish. Still searching for good old Jim Downs, Mike Ingrao (a.k.a. Joey McSqueeb), Michelle Garutti, Michael Wade, etc. Too many to mention. Aufwiedersehen!..." [01MAR2002]

KIRCHSTEIN, Jim saxon@chorus.net "...I served with VP-40 out of NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1952 to 1954. Any other crew members, please e-mail me..." [24MAR2001]

KIRK, AT3 Bobbie Jo Cook pinkmonkeyflower@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-17 from September 1989 till February 1993. Used to be AT3 Kirk. Like alot of Navy marriages, mine didn't last. Now living in Minnesota studying herbs and selling toys at the Mall of America. See you all at the Reunion!..." [28APR99]

KIRK, Doug dkirk@netease.net "...I served in VP-22 65-70, VP-24 71-75, VP-30 75-77. Did some time in VF101, NAS Chase Fld, TEX. USS IDEPENDENCE Retired AOC(AW) at Beeville Texas 1988. Would like to here from the BLUE GEESE Shipmates back in the mid and late 60's. Would like to find AT Steve Marshall, AO Dale Hood, and AT Billy Hicks..." [26OCT2000]

KIRK, AFCM George Retired gleokirk@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-2 from 1964 until 1966. Made two deployments to Japan. Would love to hear from any old squadron mates. Most people will probably remember my brother AMS1 Guy Kirk. He was in the squadron from 1962 to 1965..." [08DEC99]

KIRK, PO3 Thomas Lee thomasleekirk@aol.com "...I belonged to WST in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1969 to 1973. Left as a PO3, fligh crew and lucky to make both. A lot of good times, good flights, and good friends. Also served on the Road Runner when it went to Japan and Tiawan. Doesn't seem that long ago and those memories keep me grinning on a cool sunny afternoon in WV. Thanks..." [21JAN2006]

KIRKER, Dave davekirker@aol.com "...Was in VS-33 from '64 to '66 and made two WESTPACS as aircrew..." [23NOV2001]

KIRKLAND, Chuck cnc@dam.net "...I joined the Lions of VP-90 in June of 1990. The fun and great time lasted untill I was tranfered to HSL-84 when the Squadron closed in 94. I came in as a bigmouth E-2 and left a respected Second Class Air Framer! Thanks to all those that made VP-90 GREAT!!..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAR2001 | 16FEB98]

KIRKLAND, CDR Douglas I. Retired dkirkland@tampabay.rr.com "...I served with VP-23 (1974-1977), VP-30 (1977-1979) and VP-93 (1981-1988). I would like to hear from former Shipmates. SKULL/OX/MEGAPHONE MAN/HR..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAR2019 | 23AUG99]

KIRKLAND, AD1(AW) Karen S. kkirklan@san.rr.com "...Just want to say hi to all my fellow VP-90 Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 14FEB2002 | 17FEB98]

KIRKLAND, Richard G. http://www.nato.int/docu/conf/2003/030718_bxl/cv-kirkland.htm "...Richard G. Kirkland - Vice President, Corporate International Business Development - Richard Kirkland was named to the position of Vice President, Corporate International Business Development for Lockheed Martin Corporation in May 2002 from his previous position of Vice President, International Programs. This newly formed CIBD organization supports the Lockheed Martin business units' international pursuits by developing and implementing strategies for U. S. Government advocacy, technology transfer and Congressional notifications of pending military sales. These activities will be fully coordinated with the Washington Operations office. He is also responsible for the Corporation's export licensing and compliance programs, consultant services and corporate trade show management. He will maintain close contact with U.S. Government international policy makers, and is responsible for coordinating Washington meetings between Lockheed Martin personnel and U. S. and foreign government personnel and foreign industrial representatives. Mr. Kirkland was Vice President for Business Development at Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems since May 1996. He was responsible for existing customers and new business from U. S. and foreign governments and developed closely related commercial markets for the company's aeronautical products. Before joining Lockheed Martin, he served as Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Legislative Affairs where he used experience gained as Director, Senate Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Navy. A Career Naval Officer, selected for Flag rank, he is both a designated Naval Aviator and a Surface Warfare Officer. His extensive contact with patrol aviation includes tours of duty as Commander, Patrol Wing ELEVEN (CPW-11), Commanding Officer of both Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30) and Patrol Squadron FIVE (VP-5) and Test Director, P-3C/S-3A HARPOON Weapons System. Selected as Chief of Naval Operations Fellow for Strategic Studies Group IX, he also holds a master's degree in aeronautical systems from the University of West Florida and a bachelor's degree from the United States Naval Academy..." [21MAR2005]

KIRKLAND, Sam kirkland61@msn.com "...I served with the 1st VS-22 from 1950 thru 1954 as a aviation mech. The squadron was established as VT-42 in June 1945 at NAS Brunswick, Maine then redesignated VA-2E in spring 1947 at Oceana, VA, and VC-22 in November 1948 and VS-22 in spring 1950 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. The squadron used TBM-3S/W hunter killer aircraft, followed by AF2S/W and in the end with the S2F. The squadron served aboard the following CVE's; USS Block Island (CVE-106), USS Kula Gulf (CVE-108), USS Salerno Bay (CVE-110), USS Sicily (CVE-118), USS Mindoro (CVE-120), and USS Palau (CVE-122). It also served on the USS Antietam (CV-36), USS Tarawa (CV-40, later CVA-40, CVS-40 and AVT-12), USS Philippine Sea (CV-47), USS Saipan (CVL-48, later AVT-6 and CC-3), USS Coral Sea (CVB-43, later CVA-43 and CV-43), USS Wright (CC-2 previously CVL-49), USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVB-42, later CVA-42 and CV-42), USS Midway (CVB-41 later CVA-41 and CV-41), and the USS Valley Forge (CV-45, later CVA-45, CVS-45 and LPH-8). One of our skippers was E. S. McCuskey an ace during the Battle of Midway. We also had a Medal of Honor winner amongst our crew, a 2nd Class who had flown a crippled torpedo bomber with a wounded pilot back aboard a carrier during the Pacific conflict. VS-22 was disestablished at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island on June 1, 1956..." [E-Mail Updated 03AUG2006 | 17MAY2003]

KIRKMAN, Tom jortkirk@aol.com "...Served with VP-42 '49-'51. Made WESPAC deployment as AF2; NS Sangley Point, Philippines, Oppama, NAS Tanapag on Saipan. Made AF1 there. Returned CONUS, made 1st Korean Cruise. As the only Photo Mate in the squadron, flew with every crew at one time or another, but permanently assigned to Crew 8: PPC Lt Creighton Cook, PC Mario Ferrara ADC. Greatest bunch of guys who ever bent on a suit of blues. At VP-42's recent 1st Reunion, of 15 enlisted men present, 6 were all but one of the surviving enlisted members of crew 8. If anyone has knowledge of the whereabouts of Mickey McGuire AOC USN, want very much to contact him. He's our only missing man, and we're planning a Reunion of crew 8. Retired in 1968. Of all the duty I had, VP-42 was the best, the most significant, and the most satisfying. Everything before VP-42 was preparing me, everything after, and some of it was superb, was lacking something. It's a rare privelege to look back and say "everything fit and worked for that one period of my life."..." [23DEC98]

KIRNER, Bill billkirner@aol.com "...I was with "Q" when PR-24 was shot down by North Korean Migs in April of 69..."

KIRSCH, Mike MKirschGov@aol.com "...I was recalled to active duty in the TAR program and was a plank-owner in VP-68 in November 1970 when they still flew SP2H's at NAF Washington, D.C.. Made the move to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland when the squadron transitioned to P-3A's in June 1971. Have many great memories of squadron trips to NAF Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, NS Rota, Spain & NAS Bermuda. Had the best CPO in the world to work for, YNC Bill McDonald. He deeply influenced my decision to make the Navy a career. Also served in VAW-207 and COMRESPATWINGLANT at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. NAVRESPERSCEN NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, NAVMILPERSCOM and OPNAV in Washington. Transitioned to the surface Navy and spent nearly 3 years aboard USS Valdez (FF-1096) Newport, RI. Last tour of duty was at LANTREPCOMNAVSURFRESFOR in NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Retired in September 1990. Currently employed as regional construction/maintenance manager for an international company that owns funeral homes and cemeteries throughout the United States, Canada and United Kingdom. Would love to hear from any VP Shipmates..." [20NOV98]

KISH, AO1 Bob Retured bob_ksh@yahoo.com "...I served VP-10 (1969-1971 and 1978-1983). I flew with Crew-1, Crew-2 and Crew-7 and AIMD QA at NAS Brunswick, Maine. I retired in 1985. I now split my time in Florida (OCT-APR) and Maine (APR-OCT). I'd love to hear from former Shipmates..." [29DEC2012]

KISHA, Ted tkisha@gmail.com "...I served with VXN-8 (1971-1976) and VP-69 (1980). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 31MAY2013 | 13NOV2003]

KISLING, AO3 R. Dennis dkisling@msn.com "...I joined the Naval Reserves at NAS Minneapolis, Minnesota (1960-10/1961), VP-832 (10/1961-09/1962) at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York (Active Duty - Berlin Crisis) and VP-11 (10/1962-10/1963) at NAS Brunswick, Maine and VP-812 (Reserves) at NAS Minneapolis, Minnesota..." [12FEB2013]

KISOR, AE2 Dave skyhawkmaintainer@gmail.com "...I served with VR-58 (01/1978-08/1979). We had no airplanes until April and when we went to get the tail work stand for the C-9B at NAS Norfolk, Virginia, they resented us so much for taking their best people to form the squadron that they didn'tlift a finger to help. Hopefully that resentment has gone away. That Sunday when our bird came for us, the forklift ran out of gas, so we had to find fuel the only place there was. From a C-131 with 3 stars on the tail. We go the job done, but the forklift siezed up on the way back to the hangar..." [02APR2016]

KISSINGER, Bob bobevi@bellsouth.net "...Served in VP-45 from 74 to 77 as as P-3 Flight Engineer then on to the "Red Lancers" of VP-10 from 80 to 87. I retired in 1990 and have settled here in sunny Florida. It is great to see all the old Shipmates on the site. Drop me an email if you get a chance..." [06OCT98]

KISSINGER, AE2 William S. Shipmate Pix nh2snowbirds@aim.com "...I served with VS-41 from 1982 to 1985. Prior to serving with VS-41, I attended "A" school in NAS Millington, Tennessee. We were trained on the old A-4 Skyhawks they had there at the school. Shipmates I remember well: AE2 Thomas Shapley, AE2 David L. Clark, AE2 Tony Francis, AE2 John Koval, AE2 Martin Florez, AECS Mitchell, AEC Rabon, AE1 Warren Austin, AE1 Golden. I have lost contact with everyone and would like to know how they are doing these days..." [PIX/BIO Updated 24FEB2007 | 20FEB2007]

KITE, Jim jimk@techline.com "...I was in VP-42 from 62-64. Crew 7 and 1. Was an AX. Just happen to run across this page and would love to hear from anyone who may remeber us. Kilmer, Foster, Kite, and a whole bunch of other crazy guys who had a blast..." [17MAY98]

KITT, AD3 George L. gka@ionet.net "...I was in VP-892 in 1951 & 1952. I wonder if any of my air crew remembers me? I made AD3 just before i was discharged in May and the squadron left for NS Sangley Point, Philippines..." [23FEB2001]

KITTLES, H. hkittles@aol.com "...I served with VP-11 from July 90 to Sept 93. During that time I made several deployments to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and Dets to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I look like to hear from any old squadron mates..." [20SEP99]

KIVETT, Gerald J. xh1buiti@aol.com "...I arrived in VP-5 in May of 1968. The squadron had just returned from NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Ex-CO was Stephenson. We had a new CO with EXEC CDR Abelein. I made the NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal split deployment as a maintenance officer (rigger) with Chief Farmer and subsequently Chief Williams. I made the deployment to NAS Bermuda/ NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada split and the NAS Sigonella, Sicily trip also. I finalized with NAS Bermuda, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, trip. Last assigned as NATOPS officer under the Thomas/ Barker regime. Got out in July of 1971. Bill Schaeffer, where are you?? Ken Arthur where are you?? My last ground job was in admin under Carl Leban. He is in the Orlando area now. Regards to all my old Shipmates..." [25AUG2001]

KIYOHARA, CAPTAIN Dean M. http://www.naskef.navy.mil/ "...Captain Dean M. Kiyohara graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Physical Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. He was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship program in June 1979. He reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida and was subsequently designated a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) at Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, California in June 1980. In January 1981, he reported to at NAS Moffett Field, California. During this tour he earned his initial qualifications as a Navigator/ Communicator, Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander in the P-3C Update I aircraft and completed deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan, and NAS Misawa, Japan with detachments to NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Adak, Alaska. Captain Kiyohara then reported to VP-31 in February 1984. During this tour he served as the P3C NFO Personnel Qualifications Standards Model Manager, NFO NATOPS Officer and NFO Training Officer. Captain Kiyohara was also the alternate Commander Naval Air Forces U. S. Pacific Fleet (CNAP) NFO NATOPS evaluator, managed the VP-31 Instructor Under Training program and the VP-31 Instructor Training Course. In January 1987, Captain Kiyohara was assigned to the staff of Commander Carrier Group THREE as Aide and Flag Secretary. During this tour he embarked on USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65), and USS MIDWAY (CV-41) in Yokosuka, Japan, and completed two deployments on USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) to the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and North Arabian Gulf regions. Captain Kiyohara reported to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California in January 1989. He completed his degree in Financial Management in June 1990, graduating with a Master of Science in Management. In October 1990, Captain Kiyohara reported to VP-17 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. While assigned to VP-17, he served as NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan Detachment Officer in Charge, Administrative Officer, Operations Officer while deployed to NSF Diego Garcia and Maintenance Officer. Captain Kiyohara was next assigned to the Directorate for Information Resources Management, the Joint Staff, as Chief, Information Resources Planning Branch and later to the Resources, Acquisition, Management Office, Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate (J-8), as Budget Officer and Contracting Officer Representative. During this tour he was designated a proven sub-specialist in Financial Management. In April 1996 he reported to VP-4 as Executive Officer and assumed duties as Commanding Officer in April 1997. VP-4 deployed to NSF Diego Garcia with concurrent detachments to NSA Bahrain, Masirah, Oman, NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and Doha, Qatar. VP-4 flew over 5,600 mishap free flight hours in support of 5 Carrier Battle Groups and 2 Amphibious Ready Groups. VP-4 set new standards of excellence flying over 100 armed sorties totaling over 200,000 pounds of ordnance. VP-4 was the initial P-3 squadron to fly operationally with the Stand-Off Land Attack missile. Under his leadership, VP-4 earned two consecutive Battle "E" awards. Following his command tour, in May 1998, Captain Kiyohara was assigned to Kamiseya, Japan, as the Operations Officer, for Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Force SEVENTH and FIFTH Fleet encompassing all P-3 operations in the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf regions. He spearheaded Maritime Patrol Aviation crisis response during numerous operations including Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and Operation DESERT FOX. In September 2000, Captain Kiyohara returned to Monterey, California as Director, Facilities and Redevelopment, Naval Postgraduate School, prior to his current assignment as Commanding Officer, NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Captain Kiyohara's personal awards include: The Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Various service and unit awards, and Legion of Merit.." [01JUN2003]

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