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Memorial Picture "...KLENNER, Carl...I'm looking for Shipmates that may have known my father Carl Klenner. He served with FAW-7 ( NAF Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England) during WWII. He was with HEDRON (HEaDquarters sqadRON). Before that, he was at USN PFS, Chapel Hill, NC, NTS Bainbridge, MD, NATTC Jacksonville, FL, NATTC, Memphis, TN, and NAS Bunker Hill, IN. After the war ended and he left England, he went back to NATTC, NAS Norman, Oklahoma, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Please let me know if you knew him. I'm trying to put his story together. Thank you...KLENNER, Carl C/O His Daughter Trish Ravits trishravits@comcast.net..." [E-Mail Updated 24AUG2005 | 01JAN2002]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix"...KLOSS, Earl Joseph...My Dad, Earl Joseph Kloss, served with VP-83 and passed away at age 51. In 1943 and happened to look out the window and spotted the Italian submarine Archimede on the ocean surface. History was made when the sub was sunk by 2 to 3 planes on that day. His uniforms, pictures, and the book The Galloping Ghost of the Brazilian Coast is on display at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, MN. I'm working on a book about my father and was wondering if anyone could let me know what it was like for my dad or anyone to go on a mission like that and be a part of history. My dad received the Gold Star and the Air Medal from Eleanor Roosevelt at the NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone a year after the incident. I look forward to hearing from someone. Elizabeth J. Kloss pontiac_no2@comcast.net..." [PIX Updated 21JUL2009 | 20JUL2009]

Memorial Picture "...KLOTZ, Donald Sr...Wilton resident Donald Klotz Sr., a veteran of both World War II and the Korean conflict, and for more than four decades an integral part of the community, died June 3 at age 85. Klotz enlisted in the Navy in 1942 at age 17 and served four years as a radioman-gunner with the Black Cat Squadron VP-23, stationed in the Pacific. In 1990, the 50th anniversary of WWII, Don organized the first Reunion of his VP-23 squadron. He started publishing a monthly newsletter called the Black Cat Log, to help locate surviving members, and to collect documents and stories. The wealth of material he gathered inspired him to write a collective memoir about the valiant exploits of the Navy's PBY squadrons. The book is titles "On Hell's Perimeter: Pacific Tales of PBY Patrol Squadron 23 in WWII.". A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal Church on Spring Street in South Salem, N.Y..." WebSite: Wilton Villager http://wiltonvillager.com/ [11JUN2010]

KLAPKA, CDR Ted "TK" ted@klapka.com "...I served aboard NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-49 (1983-1986), VP-4 (1991-1993) (First Gulf War), BUPERS Sea Duty Component DC (1996-2000), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and CPW-2..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14AUG2012]

KLAPOW, Larry lklapow2011@gmail.com "...I served with VP-50 and VP-31 from 1984 to 1991..." [01APR2011]

KLARQUIST, Norman klarq@hitter.net "...The comment about the PV2 Mishap ditching in Lake Michigan in April '50 caught my attention for I was aboard that aircraft. The squadron was VP-811 (organized reserve) and we returning from a flight to San Juan over Easter and flew into a into a storm over NAS Glenview, Illinois so we could not land. We circled until short of fuel so our pilot decided to ditch as the safest means of landing. We landed safely and without injuries due to our training during the war. I still have the newspaper articles on the incident. Had one more incident at Mpls. when the pilot retracted the gear instead of the flaps right in front of the terminal. I also served in VP-91 (PBY-5A) and VPB-143 (PV2, PB4Y1 and PB4Y2) as ordnanceman..." [29JUL2000]

KLATTE, Will I. [No E-Mail] "...In VP-22 1954-56 NAS Kodiak, Alaska and Okinawa cruises. Now live at: 2330E. ave. J8 SPC 258 LANCASTER, CA 93535-5669, PHO. 805-948-2400..." [14FEB98]

KLAUS, Dick (santa) wimpsdkfk@aol.com "...Was in VP-9 51-53, VP-21 56-59, VP-23 62-66. PB4Y-2, P2v's 4, 5, 5F, and 7. Retired in 69. Now living in past bird land. Drop a line tks..."

KLAUS, Richard K. (Santa) DK1aus@aol.com "...Reported to squadron March 1951 NAS Seattle, Washington with about half of personnel still filling in. Was in Crew # 6 for about six months, then went to Power Plants and was adviser for Hyd. as I had been in PB4Y-2s from 1947 till I was transferred to VP-9 from ATU-12 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas. Stayed in squadron till August of 1953. Was and always will be my best VP Squadron. Was in VP-21 and VP-23 out of NAS Brunswick, Maine. I am still helping out with the Reunions and sure happy to see all the Plankowners, as well as the younger Airmates..." [20OCT2000]

KLEBER, Mike michaels@fwa.cioe.com "...I served with VP-16 from 1974-77 as a photographer. I did TAD at the base photo labs and was not around the squadron much but would like to hear from any of the photomates from any of the squadrons that were TAD with me in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. PS I have alot of old black squadron photos plus some photos of the Kiev when she left the black sea for the first time..." [13JUL99]

KLETT, Jonathon (Jon) JDKLETT@prodigy.net "...I served with VP-65 from 1974 to 1989..." [19MAR2003]

KLEIBER, AOC Bill bnb1040@surfnetusa.com "...I served two tours to NAS Iwakuni, Japan in 54 & 55 in good old VP-50. I had a few beers in the white snake, & a few beers at the orion bar. I was in crew 7 and 5. I remember Chief c. Vnn & E. Ledford. Would like to hear from someone from tha era..." [28MAY2001]

KLEIN, AMS1(AW) Mike (Mikey or Calvin) [Shipmate Request E-Mail Removal 23SEP99] "...I served with VP-92 83-86, VP-69 86-90, VP-90 90-94, VP-91 94-98, and VP-69 until I retire..." [Shipmate Request E-Mail Removal 23SEP99 | 09JUL99]

KLEINE, Myron "Mike" creation@infinet.com "...World War II - Squadron: VP-203 - Years: 1942 - 1945..." [11JUN98]

KLEMAN, SN Charles Paul II b7von@juno.com "...I served with VP-28 from 1962 to 1966 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. I was communications office yeoman. I got there right after bootcamp. I was there for deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. My division commander was LT Keys and also my section chief was Chief Reynolds. Looking to communicate with fellow Shipmates during this time period..." [05JUN2004]

KLIENMAIER, Guenter gkleinmaier@compuserve.com "...Shipmates: Served with VP-90 from "74 to '94. F/E from '76 to '87..." [17SEP98]

KLETT, Bill flyboynmate@cox.net "...I served with VP-2 from August 1959 to January 1962. Reported to the squadron as a fresh caught Ensign after flight training. Joined crew 11. Ace Beydler was PPC. Lee Jackson was co-pilot. Bill Haeckler was the third pilot and I did all the navigating. I also served with VP-17 from 1965-1967. During 1970-1974 I was assigned to VC-1 as "the" DP2E pilot and at the same time I transitioned to the A4C/E which was quite different from the P2..." [E-Mail Updated 10MAR2004 | E-Mail Updated 01OCT2002 | E-Mail Updated 09SEP2002 | E-Mail Updated 25SEP2000 | BIO Updated 30DEC98 | 18JAN98]

KLETT, Guenter gkleinmaier@compuserve.com "...Went to FE school at VP-31 from Jan77 to May77. Like to hear from any class members..." [24MAY98]

KLEY, Bob hkgmbh@comcast.net "...I served with OASU (11/1965-07/1966) NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I worked for the "Leading Chief" at that time who was Senior CPO Gesek and his main man ABH1 "Smitty" Harold J. Frank Smith. My duties at the time were general office maintenance, filing, keeping track of who was where TAD people etc. on the section boards (there were four of them). I also had to take care of the chiefs lounge with the usual coffee making and having the acey-duecy board games on hand. I can recall a Lt. Sellers who gave me his first "Outstanding!" on an office and lounge inspection also CPO Campos, CPO Marinella and AMH1 Davis. Paisano Dos and El Coyote were two of the aircraft I remember there. VP-30 shared our hanger. They had P-3's. Lots of trivia and a bunch of great guys and memories!..." [07JUN2013]

KLIGIS, ABECS John "Boats" Retired mbjk1212@aol.com "...VP-90 1980-86' SAU VP-0106 & VP-0172 Command CPO 86-90. VP-90 SELRES Maint. SCPO 1990 till the hunt was over. VR-53 Maint. SCPO 94 til 97. Retired Feb 1997. This a great page really enjoy reading about former Shipmates, keep in touch for next Reunion!..." [17JUN99]

KLINE, AOM William "Bill" Retired bkline@w-link.net "...I served with VP-62 (1946-1947) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. I flew as a crewmember aboard the flying the PBY6A with LT Haas (Pilot), LT ???? (Co-Pilot), LT(jg) Norris (Navigator), PO3 C. J. McCarthy (Radioman), Frank Jensen (Radioman), Ernie Cronfelt (sp)(Mechanic), Kormandy (sp)(Mechanic) and Plane Captain Neidiemeyer(sp). C. J. McCarthy was a third class, ran across him in 1961 while in "AO" B school in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He was a LCDR in A3s. One more thing for Bob Jollie of VP-891 I remember you, I was the active duty AO assigned to that squadron...I was an AOM. Retired off the USS Hancock CVA 19 Feb. 1970...July 43 through July 47 Farrgut, Idaho - AOM 'A' school, NAS Alameda, California, Los Negros' Admiralty Islands (Manus) AROU #1, AROU #4 Guam, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, FAW-4, VPB-62, (PBY) NAS Adak, Alaska USNR-Inactive July 47 through Oct 50, Oct 50 through Feb 52 CVE114 USS Rendova (Korea), Feb 52 through Oct 53 USNR Inactive Oct 53 through Sept 68, NAS Seattle, Washington, NAS Oakland, California. NATTC NAS Jacksonville, Florida (AO 'B' School), NAS Alameda, California. Oct 68 through March 70 USS Hancock CVA 19. Two WestPac tours, Viet Nam. On returning to the states after WWII, I was assigned to FAW-4, then to VP-62. Spent a tour at NAS Adak, Alaska with a great crew flying in BuNo 46655 PBY6A..." [BIO Updated 08OCT2010 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 10SEP2001 | 05JUL99]

KLINE, Bob "Doc" vpninety@gmail.com "...My VP career started with VP-19 at NAS Alameda, California in 1961. Left the Navy July 1964. Reenlisted as a TAR and went back to NAS Alameda, California with NARTU. I worked the VP line till 1970 and left for VP-66 as a plank owner with them. Became an FE with them during their transistion to P-3's. During the 20 year career I also did tours with VP-17, VP-90, NARC NAS Minneapolis, Minnesota and I think a few other places. As a civilian I wrenched for an air tanker outfit flying P2's. A most interesting part of aviation. I've worked in the airline industry, maintenance director with a travel club and finally retiring from working on DC-10's for TIMCO Aviation in 2005. I live in North Carolina in a forest with my wife, 2 dogs, and 2 cats..." [BIO Updated 30JUN2010 | E-Mail Updated 23JUN2010 | E-Mail Updated 20NOV2002 | E-Mail Updated 24JUL2000 | 23MAY99]

KLINE, AO2 Jim PLiretsu@integraonline.com "...I was in VP-10 from 73 through 76. I worked out of the ordnance shop and flew on CAC-4 (The Hangmen). Some of my PPC's were: Lt.Jack Rector, Lt.Jack Shea, and Lt.Steve (kid) Cannan. Tacco's were Lt.John Marshall and LCDR.Bill Green. I also enjoyed many hours of flying (some even in the air) with George (Iretsu) Mazur, Charley (Nasty) Nash, and Dave (Mac) McQuaid. Worked in the ordnance shop with many great people such as "MO" Kinzer, Joe Goocher, and Bill Stoebe to name a few. There are far to many great people that I recall to begin to name them all here. I would enjoy hearing from any old squadron mates that are out there to hear what you have been up to and what has happened to everyone. I have many fond memories of my time with the Red Lancers..." [E-Mail Updated 22MAY2001 | E-Mail Updated 08MAR2001 | 17AUG98]

KLINE, Ron lizandron@aol.com "...TAR in VP-69 from 70 to 75 in W/C 220. We had a heck of a shop with Dan, Joe, the other Ron, Prince, Johnny Walker, Ed the married man, and all the SARs that showed up every weekend. Left the squadron in 75 for the regular Navy. Made cruises on the Connie, Kennedy, and IKE with some shore duty sandwiched in between. Retired in 91 as a LCDR...In May 2004, I started flying Hurricane Hunters out of MacDill AFB in Tampa Florida for NOAA as a flight engineer. I love my job, I no longer keep my resume current as I have stopped looking for a job. Keep in touch..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08MAY2005 | 06MAR99]

KLINGENER, Ed eeeker@msn.com "...Enlisted nov 1961, Boot camp Great Lakes Key West Crash Crew 62-63 NAS North Island, San Diego, California VAW-11 Det. lima Discharged 4/65..." [23JAN2007]

KLIPPEL, ADC (LCDR) Joseph Retired josephklippel@msn.com Shipmate Pix "...Proud member of 8251. Tours- VQ-2 (74-79), VP-90 (80-86), VP-65 (86-90 and 94-97), VP-62 (90-94) currently a proud Minuteman (VP-92) with the Fighting 92nd at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Will be here till I change careers in June of 2000. If any VP-90 Shipmates have info on Mike Nolan, he was a selres AO2 when I left and would like to send him a line (NOTE: Several people have e-mailed me and I have his address and phone number. Thank you - 20APR98). I enjoyed every minute flying as a Naval Aviator. I retired 14 July, 2000 and am now employed with Skyway Airlines as a Quality Control Inspector in Milwaukee, WI. Good Luck and God Bless You All...In May 2004, I started flying Hurricane Hunters out of MacDill AFB in Tampa Florida for NOAA as a flight engineer. I love my job, I no longer keep my resume current as I have stopped looking for a job. Keep in touch..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 08MAY2005 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 23NOV2000 | Updated 31JAN98]

KLOCEK, Ken KKlocek@aol.com "...I spent my 6 months on NAS Adak, Alaska (VP-48), as did my brother (VP-6)..." WebSite: Adak Is Open To The World! [17JUN99]

KLOES, Michael stevil62@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-4 from 1981-1985..." [23DEC2004]

KLOPPER, Leon dklopper@kc.rr.com "...I served with VP-48 NAS North Island, San Diego, California from 1957 to 1961 and VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1975 to 1987..." [07APR2003]

KLOPTY, Don "...VP/VPB-23 Mr. Don Klopty, 296 Millstone Road, Wilton, CT 06897. 203-762-9111..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

KLUTH, Dale dalekluth@netzero.net "...I served in VP-46 from 1974 - 1977. Was an AT-2 assigned to AIMD. Deployed to NAS Iwakuni, Japan; NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan; and NAS Adak, Alaska. Finished my enlistment at NAS Moffett Field, California..." [24DEC99]

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