VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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Memorial Picture "...KNUTSON, Grant...Sadly I must report that my brother, Grant Knutson, passed away December 9, 2014. Grant served served with VP-17/VA-HM-10 (1958-1959) with a deployment NAS Kodiak, Alaska. Anyone wanting additional information can contact me..." Contributed by Robert Knutson dialpro@aol.com [04JUL2017]

KNAPP, ABH1 Bill bildorknapp@peoplepc.com "...Would like to hear from any of the guys from VO-67. Hope to see you in Vegas..." [E-Mail Updated 13FEB2007 | 29MAY99]

KNAPP, David Knapp_143@hotmail.com "...I am currently in VP-5 the best fixed wing patrol squadron in the navy. I love the navy and all the people in the navy. Just wanted to let you all know if you need to learn how to shine boots I am your man. No one is ate up like me!..." [07JUL2001]

KNAPP, Gary D. flypay@yahoo.com "...Flew as a controller in Crazy Cat's/1st Radio Research, U.S. Army P2s from August 1968 to January 1969. Loved it so much, I applied for flight school while stationed at Arlington Hall in the IG Office. Completed flight school in June 1971, returned to RVN as a pilot with 138th in Phu Bai. After a break in service from 1975 to 1983, returned to active duty and retired in 1991. Loved the old ASA and all of its troops. They were the absolute best. Reunion in Las Vegas in Oct 2005 with several members of the 1st Crazy Cat's/1st Radio Research there. One was a Lockheed tech rep that served with us. Can't believe that it has been almost forty years as it seems like only yesterday..." [14APR2006]

KNAPP, John john.knapp@nokia.com "...I served with VP-16 from 1971 to 1974 as a "Regular". Then again, as a reservist with VP-62 from 1979 to 1983. Ran into American AL Captain Rish Lavoy at DFW last week. Would be glad to hear from any former Squadron-mates. Jan and I have been in Tampa since 1994..." [16JUN2003]

KNAPP, Lawrence Jr. c/o His Daughter Winonah Sacks wsacks61@hotmail.com "...I would really appreciate any information I can get that will help me "flesh out" my Father's time in the Navy during WWII. My Dad, Lawrence Knapp Jr., was a pilot of PBMs in the Pacific in 1944 and 1945. His log book has stamps in it that say VPB-2 OTU#3 NAS Banana River, Florida. Signed by B Q. (?)Moynahan. Later in the log book there are stamps saying VPB-98. These are signed by R. W. Leeman, Commander,USN. Also, I have a voucher for per diem dated September 4, 1945 that named VPB-20. I can't understand all the changes in numbers but I would love to hear from anyone who had anything to do with any of these squadrons or who has ever heard of my father. Thank you..." [07APR2003]

KNAUER, AMS2 Pete fltfiend@yahoo.com "...Currently serving in VP-94. I'm one of 2 regular Navy guys in a TAR squadron..." [06OCT2000]

KNECHTGES, CDR Paul L. Retired plknechtges@suddenlink.net "...I served with VP-16 (1974-1977). I left the Navy and joined the Army Reserve National Guard while attending college (1977-1981) and graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health from East Carolina University, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from George Washington University, and a PhD in Environmental Biology and Public Policy from George Mason University. I was then commissioned in the Navy as a Medical Service Corps Officer and retired as a CDR in 1999. I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina..." [26NOV2013]

KNEE, Charles Wm. Jr. ONAIDH@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-28, from 1952-54, as a combat aircrewman in the P2V2 as a tailgunner. This was a proud time in my life. It was made especially good to find that the Home Base for the squadron was NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. We traveled between NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, Naha, OK., and NAS Kodiak, Alaska, on a routine basis. There were some really great sailors in that squadron and I was proud to have served with them. I was especially proud to have been able to servie in such a distinquished naval squadron. VP-28 has been in my thoughts all these years. I have looked every month in the VFW magazine for a Reunion of VP-28. I am delighted to see that it is finally there. Let me know when and where. My son joined the Navy right out of High School in order to earn enough to pay for his college education. He went right into naval aviation...saying that it was my "stories" about serving with VP-28 that made him choose naval aviation. He was an avionics/third when he left the navy to go to college. He wore my Korean combat aircrew wings while he served..." [07DEC98]

KNEF, Andrew W. jatoamk@comcast.net "...I served with VPB-214 on November 8, 1943 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. My pilot was Lt. E. G. Loftus. We flew the PBM aircraft. I was a Seaman 1/c then AMM as a tailgunner. My last flight was on September 15, 1944 with Pilot LTjg Gilmore. We flew anti-sub patrol for convoys while stationed at Norway. I was transfered to VPB-99 in October 12, 1944 and finally transferred to VPB-98. This was followed by a 19.8 hour trans-pac flight from San Diego to MCAS/NAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. On August 28, 1945, we landed in SagamiBay, Japan. While there we flew over airfields to check aircraft to see if they were flyable. They never allowed to fly over the Emporias Palace. We went back to the States from there...Flew with VP-208 from 2/45 till 9/45. I served under Commander Anton J. Sintic in Air Crew Sugar. Crew Skipper, Q. F. Baker our crew picture, on page 28 in Peter Bogey Mike book. Would love to hear from any of the old crew members. Standing by. God Bless this site Andy (the BB kid)..." [E-Mail Updated 02NOV2003 | E-Mail Updated 27JUL99 | BIO Updated 24JUN99 | 23JUN99]

KNEISLEY, Ralph ralph.kneisley@gmail.com "...I served with VP-6 (04/1967-01/1971) as a Second Mechanic. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 27OCT2015 | 26FEB99]

KNEELAND, AT3 Charles C. kneelandct@cox.net "...I served with VP-28 from 1954 to 1956 as AT3 Radioman later with USAF Strategic Air Command as Electronic Warfare Officer. Retired in 1978. Welcome communications from any Hawaiin Warriors of this vintage..." [31MAY2009]

KNEZEVICH, ADJ3 Dan flygfort@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-46 from September 1962 thru July 1963 and then left for ADJ "A" School NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee. Then on to NAS Norfolk, Virginia. My best time in the service was the time spent with VP-46. I remember all the men of the Power Plant Shop and would look forward to communicating with them. Respests..." [E-Mail Updated 30JUN2005 | 13JUN2004]

KNIGHT, Charles cktocook@tampabay.rr.com "...RM2-VP-8 '68-70, Communications Dept. & Flight Crew 12. Took over the Galley from AO1 John Hoyt. He couldn't cook a lick. Thanks to John & VP-8 I have my own cooking show on the Food Network-Saturday's 8AM EST. It was a great tour of duty. Spring Break in NAS Bermuda was the best. Good times and good people bring many fond memories. Glad to have discovered this Web Site..." [07MAR99]

KNIGHT, Kevin kevinstacyknight@juno.com "...I served with VP-23 (1989-1991). I now live in Diberville, Mississippi and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [14JUN2012]

KNIGHT, ADAN Michael micahknight@hotmail.com "...I am a current ADAN in VC-6 in Damneck, Va and will be up for orders in July. I am hoping to go to a VP squadron so that I can broaden my horizons...I am a soon to be AD3 who is going to sea duty next April and would like to get some info on how to get orders to a "VPU" squadron. I love the P-3 community and want to get the chance to work with the best. I am currently stationed with VC-6 at Damneck. If anyone can give me some help or info I would be grateful" [BIO Updated 30MAR2000 | 09FEB2000]

KNIGHT, Robert (Bob) J. rjknight@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-17 (White Lightenings) from May 1975 until Feb 1978. I flew as a PPC/PPMC and had duties as AV/ARM Division Officer, Electronics/IFT Branch Officer, Comm, and CMS. I reported in as an Ensign and departed as a LT and had the privilege to serve under several fine commanding officers: CDRs E. T. Maurer, R. K. Schulz, J. C. Murphy, and R. S. Richmond. I retired in 1992 and presently reside in San Jose, CA. Please feel free to e-mail me..." [26APR2003]

KNIGHT, Steve sjk1018@aol.com "...I served with VP-40 from 1982 to 1985 as AW-5 Night Sensor-3 on Crew-8. It's been a long time since i've heard from any of my old drinking Shipmates. If any of you guys are out there drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAR2007 | 20SEP2001]

KNIGHT, AW1 Terry knightstar07@verizon.net "...I served with a Squadron Augment Unit (1980-1981), VP-66 (1981-1985), VP-93 (1985-1988), ASWOC (1988), NADC (1988-1989) and VP-64 (1989-present). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 12MAR2012 | 13MAY98]

KNIGHT, William E. "Willy" tazbeau@cox.net "...I served with VP-23 from 1966 to 1969. Would like to hear from anyone interested, especially Chief White, Danny O'Brien, "Quohaug" Edmondson and "Bigger than Barts"..." [12JUL2006]

KNIPE, AW2 Steve aw2_steven_knipe_at_patron__roosey@hercules.nctspr.navy.mil "...Served in VP-11 from April 89-August 92. Picked up for EEAP program and attended University of Southern Maine, Portland from Sept 92-Aug 94...I reported to VP-10 in August 94 and am still serving with them at the present..."

KNOBLOCH, Bill Retired captknob@aol.com "...I served with VP-23 from June 1959 to December 1961 as one of the first Naval Flight Officers designated. I was order to Navy Flight training and was designated April 1963. I flew S-2s in Vietnam on board the CV-20 (Bennington) in 1964, 1965, and 1966. I retired during the summer of 1980 after having command of VAW-88. I can say that the years with VP-23 framed my love of the service and how much the people I flew with in this squadron changed my life. Hi John, Gene Nucci, my first Plane Commander ended up instructing me in the T-34 while going through for my Wings of Gold. It was the most influential tour of duty for me and my career. Thanks to all..." [29AUG2004]

KNODLE, LCDR Edward M. http://ls.afit.edu/LSM/bios/ed_knodle.htm "...LCDR Knodle is an instructor for LOG 131 and LOG 262. Additionally, he teaches Naval Logistics in several other courses, and provides expert consultation on Naval operations, leadership, and aircraft maintenance. LCDR Knodle enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Oct 1978. Upon completion of recruit and technical training he reported to his first Fleet assignment in Sept 1980. In April 1990 he was advanced to the grade of Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8) and in March 1993 he received his commission under the Navy's Limited Duty Officer program. Instructor, Log 131 and Log 262, Applied Maintenance Management Concepts. 2001-present. USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67), NS Mayport FL. Avionics/Armament Division Officer. 1998-2001 Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai HI. Quality Assurance Officer, Asst Maintenance Officer, Maintenance Officer. 1995-1998 Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115, NAS Atsugi Japan. Maintenance/ Material Control Officer. 1993-1995 Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 10, NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Line Division Leading Chief and Maintenance Control Supervisor. 1991-1993 USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) Philadelphia Naval Shipyard/NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Branch/Division/Department Leading Chief Petty Officer for Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department. 1987-1991 VX-1, NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. In-flight Technician for P-3C Update III project and Avionics shop supervisor. 1985-1987 VP-47, NAS Moffett Field, California. In-flight Technician and Ground Maintenance for P-3C avionics systems. 1980-1983 Awards: LCDR Knodle is authorized to wear the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), the Navy Good Conduct Medal (five awards), the Navy Sea Service Deployment ribbon (seven awards), the Navy Overseas Service Ribbon (three awards) plus other unit and campaign awards. Significant Achievements: Logged over 2400 flight hours as Naval Aircrewman aboard P-3C aircraft. Qualified as Naval Aircrewman, Enlisted Surface Warfare, and Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist. Served over eight years aboard aircraft carriers in both Atlantic and Pacific Fleets..." [12JUL2003]

KNOOP, ADRJC John H. Retired jhknoop@comcast.net "...I served with VP-934 (19??-1966). I remember our July 19th, 1957 mishap (Reserve Squadron P2V-6 crashed into a mountain side in the Alps Northwest) like it was yesterday..." [13NOV2015]

KNOTTS, John jknotts53@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-30 (05/1972-06/1974) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and the USS Forrestal (CVA-59). I met my wife (she was attending St. Marys College) while serving with VP-30. We were married at the base chapel and we have been together ever since. I worked at Veterans Adminastration until retirement in 2008. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [05NOV2013]

KNOWLES, Douglas B. retcpo1989@yahoo.com "...I served with VQ-1 from 1967 through 1970, Nalf Monterey from 1970 through 1971, NAS Atsugi, Japan from 1971 through 1975, VAQ-133 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, USS John F Kennedy VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California, VA-115 USS Midway, VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California and stopped in 1989. I've been married 30 years to the former Kimiyo Takasue A+P BS Aviation Management. Currently, I am caught between contracts and need some form of permanent work as a Mechanic Technician Inspector or whatever else would be available. When is the next Reunion?..." [13NOV99]

KNOWLES, Walter c/o his Son Jerry Knowles JKnow1565@aol.com "...My Dad, Walter Knowles, served with VP-10 from 1957-59. I don't know his Crew # - only that he flew with the Exec's crew as a Radarman. I can't get him to join the computer age. Any Shipmates that knew him and want to get in touch, please mail me and I'll get it to him. Thanks..." [04APR98]

KNOWLIN, Tredith tknowlin@cox.net "...I am looking for some old friends from VT-21, VT-22 and VT-23 from 1984-1986. Ursula Williams and friends - 757-461-3675..." [19JAN2005]

KNOX, James W. "Jimmy" jam3kn@comcast.net "...I served with VP-8 (1961-10/1963) with CDR Cook and CDR Bates. I can remember the loss (January 30, 1963) of LC-2 with all hands. I spent last 2 months on our deployment to NAS Bermuda..." [08AUG2011]

KNOX, William (Bill) guideser@thegrid.net "...I served with VP-4 from 1960-1962 at NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. I was in the line crew most of the time. I had a very good tour of duty. I would like to hear from Shipmates who were there at the same time..." [20NOV2000]

KNUDSEN, Donald L. DONK@nebnet.com"...I served with VP-19 NAS Alameda, California in 1958. Good duty good times..." [18FEB2001]

KNUDSEN, AMCS Robert E. Retired robert.e.knudsen@navy.mil "...I served with VP-42 (P5Ms) from August 1955 to October 1959 and in USS Currituck II (AV-7) from January 1963 to May 1965. Would like to hear from old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 07OCT2005 | 24JAN2002]

KNUTSON, YNSN George geock7@gmail.com "...I served with FASRON-115 (1951-1954). I completed 49 years teaching in the State of Indiana Public School System. I am currently 78 years old and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07JAN2011]

KNUTSON, AT2 Robert dialpro@aol.com "...I served with VAHM-10 (1957-1958) with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan. I flew with Crew-6 as a Radioman, ECM operator and Radarman. Currently retired, living in Port Ludlow, WA in the summers and Marana, AZ in the winters..." [04JUL2017]

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