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Memorial Picture "...OSTERTAG, CDR Carl J...Commander Carl J. Ostertag, Jr., VP-4 53-55, passed away at his home in Ruidoso, New Mexico, on January 14, 2009, after a long illness. Carl was born on September 18, 1923, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but grew up in El Paso, Texas. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, the U.S. Naval War College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Carl was a career Naval aviator, retiring from the U.S. Navy as a Commander in 1968, following which he worked in Singapore as an engineer for a U.S.-based firm. In retirement he enjoyed opera, the symphony and riding his bicycle, and backpacking in the mountains of New Mexico was his passion. Carl was predeceased by his parents, Kathryn Woodgate and Carl J. Ostertag, Sr., his sister Dorothy Ostertag, and his sister Kathryn Emery and her husband Dr. Ray Emery. He is survived by his wife, Martha Krezel Ostertag of Ruidoso, and by his children Carl J. Ostertag III, Edward (wife Mikki) Ostertag, and Janet LaCaille, all of Whidbey Island, Washington; Susan (Lee) Wright of Big Bear Lake, California; Margaret (Sam) Busse of Rustburg, Virginia; and Cathy (Michael) Gibbons of Prescott Valley, Arizona. Carl is also survived by his brothers Edward Ostertag of Seattle, Washington, and Harold Ostertag of Denver, Colorado, by his sister Mary (Jack) Barkemeyer of Mancos, Colorado, and by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, very special nieces and nephews, and their families. At Carl's request there will be no memorial service. Published in El Paso Times from January 23 to January 25, 2009. A guestbook is available at http://www.legacy.com/..." Contributed by ANDRUSZKEWICZ, Steve "Andy" sgpa2zfmly@aol.com [02NOV2010]

OSBORN, Bob adservinc@aol.com "...I was a member of VP-9 when the squadron was commissioned at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in the very early fifties. Being a "plank" owner and somewhat older than I was when the squadron came together...My rating was that as an aerial photographer and was VP-9's first photographer, as far as I know now. We patrolled north of the 38th parallel in Korea and did two tours there operating out of Iwakuni Japan and Kimpo in Korea..." [08NOV98]

OSTROM, LT Brian proav8r@mac.com "...I served with VP-22 (LT/PPC) from 1985 to 1988. I am currently a Captain with American Airlines and live in Phoenix and Miami..." [03MAY2009]

OSBORN, Fred mtlfred@aol.com "...I was stationed at NAS Boca Chica, Florida, VS-30 1965 to 1968. I wuold be very interested in hearing from my Shipmates from the electronics crew..." [18NOV2001]

OSBORN, Jim p3ozman@aol.com "...I was in VP-19 from 89 to decom, VP-9 from 91 to 93, VP-45 from 93 to 97, currently with VP-66 in Willow Grove, Pa. I served as an IFT for all those squadrons...I am currently stationed in NAS Sigonella, Sicily at FMP MOCC MED as the maint supervisor..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 12JUL99]

OSBORN, Rear Admiral Oakley E. Retired http://www.usni.org/hrp/oralhistory/osborn.htm "...One of the few patrol plane aviators in the Naval Institute's oral history collection, Osborn is the first graduate of Aviation Officer Candidate School to achieve flag rank in the Navy. After completing the various stages of flight training in 1957, he held billets of increasing responsibility in several squadrons, VP-17, VP-31, VP-19, and VP-40. In VP-31 he was an instructor as the P-3 Orion entered the fleet; he served as executive officer and commanding officer of VP-40. In the mid-1960s he served on the staffs of Commander Anti-Submarine Warfare Group Five and Commander Patrol Force Seventh Fleet. After that he was a student at the Naval Postgraduate School, attended a course in POW survival, and was a student at the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth. OpNav tours in the 1970s included ASW readiness and training officer and executive assistant to the Director of ASW and Ocean Surveillance, Vice Admiral Ed Waller. After duty in the early 1980s in the Naval Military Personnel Command, he was promoted to rear admiral and had several flag tours: in OP-01; as deputy director for operations in the National Military Command Center; as Commander Patrol Wings Pacific Fleet; and as Deputy Director, Defense Mapping Agency..." [01JUN2003]

OSBORN, AT1 (AW/NAC) Stephen gapoz@cfl.rr.com "...Enlisted April 1980 and went to Great Lakes for boot camp. Spent a year at NATTC Millington, TN for initial training. Then on to SERE and VP-31 rag for Aircrew training. My first squadron was VP-19 from 3/82 to 5/85. Back to TN for C7 and bounce up to NADC Warminster PA to put all that edgimication to good use. That was the greatest duty - nothing like working with 3000 rocket scientists. My next stop was ASWOC NAS Sigonella, Sicily from September 1989 to October 1992 during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. For something completely different I took orders to AIMD Key West from October 1992 to October 1995. In my spare time I worked at the local Radio station as an Engineer. Back up north to VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from October 1995 to July 1997 and finally stood up new squadron VQ-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine July 1997. Retired November 1998 and moved to Disney Land..." [12JUL2004]

OSBORNE, CDR Dale Harrison Retired http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/o/o017.htm "...DALE H. OSBORNE - CDR - United States Navy - Shot Down: September 23, 1968 - Released: February 12, 1973. My place of birth is Salt Lake City, Utah, where I was born on 23 January 1933 to my parents, Vivian C. and David E. Osborne. On 1 October 1956 I entered the United States Navy as an Air Officer Candidate and reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida for pre-flight training. I received my commission on 1 February 1957 and was designated a Naval Aviator on 4 June 1958. From 1958 to 1961 I served with VP-9 stationed at NAS Alameda, California and NAS Kodiak, Alaska. I was Patrol Plane Commander of P2V-7 type aircraft involved with Anti-Submarine warfare tactics. From 1961 to 1964, I was assigned to VT-3, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida, as a radio instrument flight instructor in T-28 type aircraft. In 1965 I reported to VS-21 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and was a Carrier Air Plane Commander of S2E type aircraft involved with anti-submarine warfare. My squadron deployed to WESTPAC in 1966, embarked in the USS Kearsarge (CVS-33), conducting air operations in the Gulf of Tonkin in support of the U.S. war effort in Southeast Asia. The NAS Lemoore, California was my next stop in 1967 where I reported for transition and training in the A4F Sky Hawk aircraft. In December of that year I was ordered to Attack Squadron Fifty-Five (VA-55). The squadron deployed to WESTPAC in July 1968, embarked in the USS Hancock (CVA 19), joining yankee team operations in the Gulf of Tonkin conducting air strikes against North Vietnam. On 23 September 1968 my aircraft was hit by Anti-aircraft artillary immediately following a rocket attack on enemy positions near the city of Vinh, North Vietnam. Shells exploded in the cockpit area which knocked me unconscious and caused severe injuries to my left leg, right hand and wrist. I regained consciousness momentarily enabling me to pull the ejection handle before passing out again. When I next regained consciousness, I was on the ground - my left wrist had been broken during ejection or ground contact. I was captured immediately by a group of approximately 15 Vietnamese. After an extremely torturous trip North, I finally arrived in Hanoi on the 10th of October. I was completely desiccated, emaciated, and in a moribund state. I was incarcerated with Cdr. Brian Woods and I credit him with saving my life. I was confined in several prison camps in the Hanoi area during my 4 1/2 years of captivity. I was listed as MIA for over a year. I was released to the American authorities at Gia Lam Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam on 12 February 1973. December 1996 Dale Osborne retired from the United States Navy as a Commander. He and his wife Nancy reside in Utah..." [16APR2004]

OSBORNE, AM2 David L. "Super Dave" david.l.osborne.ctr@navy.mil "...I served with VP-64 (09/2001-8/2004) and VR-64 (09/2004-2006)..." [25OCT2018]

OSBORNE, E. Sr. OZZIE@tyler.net "...USN 1950-1954 '50-52' ALAMEDA FLIGHT TEST 52'-54' VP-21 second wrench on P4M PLANE CAPTIAN ON P2V-6s. GOD BLESS ALL. FAX (903)988-0013..."

OSBORNE, AT1(AW) Mark Retired oriontk@att.net "...I served with VP-4 (1983-1989 and 1995-1999), VP-31 (1990-1993), VP-17 (1993-1995), VC-8 at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR (2001-2002), VP-47 and retired in September 2003. I am currently work with Boeing on the P-8 Poseidon Project. I had a great time in the Navy but my best were serving as part of VP-4. If like pictures check out my page on the TogetherWeServed..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20OCT2009 | 29JAN2003]

OSBORNE, Henry "Oz" osborneh@rbcinc.com "...AT1 (AW/NAC) "OZ" STILL HANGING OUT IN THE P-3 COMMUNITY. CURRENTLY I WORK FOR THE P-3 CLASS DESK AT NAVAIR. WAS IN VP-64 (77-79), VP-68 (79-81), VP-4 (81-83), VP-22 (83-85), CINCUSNAVEUR(86-89), VXN-8 (89-93). DROP ME A LINE. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE KEVIN LANDIS ATC IS???..." [23MAR98]

OSBORNE, ATN2 Sam F. sf_osborne@msn.com "...I served with VP-9 (10/1965-12/1968) wtih deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, NS Sangley Point, Philippines and NAS Adak, Alaska..." [21MAR2014]

OSBURN, Ralph osburnjrl@intercorp.com "...I served with FASRON-117 from 1956-1957 then AIRBARSON-2 Hawaii from 1957-1959. Looking for Ray Fleck, Billy Smith, and Jody Russell..." [27OCT2002]

OSBORNE, ABH3 Richard E "Ozzy and Oz" Shipmate Pix mythog@classicnet.net "...I served with VP-17 between 1963 & 1965. I took part in three detachments, two to NAS Kodiak, Alaska and one to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan. After leaving the Navy in 1965 I had a 25 year career in law enforcement in a suburb of Chicago. I am happily married to my wife of 43 years, Diana and have two daughters and two grandsons. I joined the service with my best friend, Roger Hurst ABH2, and he too served with VP-17 during the same time period. I was injured while riding back to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington one Halloween night just North of the Deception Pass Bridge and spent 10 months away from the squadron at the Naval Hospital in Oakland California for rehab. As one gets older, I remember the times with VP-17 which I do not regret. Seven years ago the wife and I retired to S/W Missouri. Three years ago Roger and his wife of 45 years, Evelyn, followed and also retired 3 miles away. We meet often and our Navy past is always in our conversation..." [18NOV2008]

OSENBAUGH, Ted rosencods@msn.com "...I served with VP-10 (09/1966-09/1968)..." [26JUL2014]

OSINOVSKY, AT2 Dmitry usnavy@email.com "...I served with VP-47 from September 2000 to September 2005. I had a great time. I am currently an In-Flight Technician (IFT). I have deployed to NSF Diego Garcia, NSA Bahrain and Japan. We participated in a mission against Soviet sub leaving Vladivostok. Funny when you think about it - since I was born in USSR and lived there are until I was fifteen. I might just be the first Russian born Shipmate allowed to join the P-3 fleet. A lot of people did not like that idea, but I showed and proved to them that they were wrong, and I am fighting for my country - USA! I am currently on instructor duty with VP-30 and just might come back to Hawaii next time around! I would like to hear from anyone and everyone!..." [03MAR2006]

OSTERBERG, John Arlen jackao@centurylink.net "...I served aboard NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and NAS Midway Island (1953-1955)..." [12NOV2014]

OSTERHOUDT, AMS2 (AW/NAC) Kyle big_apple31@hotmail.com "...VP-24 was my first squadron. I was one of the Batmen from May 1991 to December 1994. I made two NAS Keflavik, Iceland deployments and a NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment there as a dreaded FEAP. I spent four years (1994 - 1998) in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with VP-9 Golden Eagles. (The west coast deployments are much better). Now I'm back on the east coast, still an FE, and flying with NRL in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I'm still proud to say that I was one of the Batmen. What are you up to Scotty Mahl, Tommy South, Phil Carlucci, etc.?..." [23APR99]

OSTERGAARD, ADJ3 Dennis lostergaard@wi.rr.com "...I served with VP-23 (1961-1963)..." [12NOV2010]

OSTERS, AQF3 Bob boboatharleyd@msn.com "...I attended "A" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1964 to 1965, VA-42 NAS Oceana from 1965 to 1968, Technical Representative SSBN (Atomic Missle Subs) at NS Rota, Spain, Holy Loch Scotland, Charleston S Carolina in 1969, Technical Representative P-3C Simulator at NAS Moffett Field, California in 1970 to 1971 and Technical Representative for the F4 Simulator at Cherry Point, North Carolina in 1971. Looking for any I have served with..." [24MAR2009]

OSTHEIMER, AX2 Richard W. "Ozzie" ozzss396@msn.com "...I served with VP-16 from 1973 to 1979 with two deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and and one to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I would like to hear from AT1 John Allen and Tim Nagoven..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13MAY2009 | 17APR99]

OSTRANDER, A. I. III "Ozzie" oscar-3@charter.net "...I served with VP-49 (01/1959-01/1963) at NAS Bermuda. I flew with Crew-4 (Radar, 2nd Technician, 1st Technician, Julie/Jez and MAD) aboard the P5M. I extended my "Minority Cruise" enlistement twice for one year just to stay in Bermuda. My daughter was born there - what wonderful memeories..." [27MAR2012]

OSTRANDER, AE3 Ronald rostrander43@embarqmail.com "...I served with AEWBarRonPac from 1962 to its disestablished in June 1965. I worked in the Electrical Shop for Bloom and with AE3 David Bacon..." [19FEB2010]

OSTROFF, Jeff Retired jeffostroff@embarqmail.com "...I served with VP-31 in October 1974, VP-6 (IFT on Crew 3) from January 1975 through December 1976, VP-23 NAS Brunswick, Maine (Flying P-3Bs as an IFT and Radio Operator), and VX-1 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (Flew an EP-3A as IFT). I went civilian and got a job flying specially modified P-3As for General Offshoe Corp. out of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Re-entered acive duty in 1984 as a P-3C IFT student at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-40 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1985 to 1998, TAR with VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1988 to 1992, VP-68 NAF Washington, D.C. from 1992 to 1996, and VR-53 NAF Washington, D.C. until I retired October. I would like to hear from any former Shipmates. Thanx!..." [E-Mail Updated 11JUL2007 | E-Mail Updated 11JUN2006 | E-Mail Updated 21JAN2004 | E-Mail Updated 08JUL2001 | 16AUG98]

OSTROM, Bob bdragonfire7@aol.com "...I served in VR-21 from Dec. 1973-Mar 1977 and then went to the Naval Submarine Base at Pearl Harbor from April 1977-June 1977 and from there to the USS Camden (AOE-2) from July 1977-January 1978..." [01APR2007]

OSTROWSKY, AMH3 Eli eliostrowsky@bellsouth.net "...I served with FASRON-108 (1954-1956) at NAS Brunswick, Maine and ZW-1 (1956-1958). I crewed aboard the lighter-than-air (LTA) and heavier-than-air (HTA) aircraft..." [05JAN2015]

OSTROWSKI, AD2 Gene "Skee" ozzie6329@yahoo.com "...I served with VX-5 at NAS Moffett Field, California. I was discharged in August 1954. Enjoyed working in the Blimp hangar and the XFY-1 (Pogo Stick) project. Didn't care for the temp assignments at Inyokern though..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18FEB2010 | 28MAR2002]

OSWALD, Fred Fredoznavy@aol.com "...I was AZ2 with VP-9 from 65 to 69 at NAS Moffett Field, California, 3 deployments. Only tour with VP's, but certainly ranks #1 in my 22 year career. Fond memories, good friends, good times..." [07NOV99]

OSWALD, AOCM Joe L. aocm1976@yahoo.com "...VP-48 was my home from October 1983 to September 1986. I am proud to say that this was my best tour by far. I had the distinction, while working in NATOPS, to give Ensign John Herrington his observer checkride while on deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. He is now CDR John Herrington, NASA astronaut and mission specialist. If you see him ask him if ever learned to put his gloves on for the fire of unknown origin drill. Anyhow, I flew with Crew Three as the inflight ordnanceman for the entire tour. They were a great bunch of guys. Those were the days when ASW was more than just an acronym. Sure would love to hear from any of my old squadronmates. Currently, I am the AO E-7 thru E-9 detailer stationed with Navy Personnel Command in Millington, Tennessee..." [E-Mail Updated 09JUN2005 | 03AUG99]

OSWALD, Tommy "Ozzie" TNTozzie3@aol.com "...I was with VP-44 from 1981 to 1984. Everybody called me "ozzie". I worked in the power plant shop for a while and then in the line shack. I am really interested in hearing from some of my old Shipmates. I can honestly say that serving in the VP Navy changed my life for the better. What a great time we all had and what a great bunch of Shipmates. Golden Pelicans work hard and play hard..." [05AUG2001]

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