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Memorial Picture "...VOGEL, Edward J...Shipmate Pix...My father, Edward J. Vogel, passed away December 30, 2013. Dad served with VPB-139 and flew with Crew-10 as a Top Turret Gunner. He flew missions aboard the PV-1 (1944) and PV-2 (1945) out of NAS Attu, Alaska..." Contributed by Laura Theofanous ltheofanous@yahoo.com [PIX/BIO Updated 25SEP2014 | 23SEP2014]

Memorial Picture "...VOSSELER, CAPTAIN Warren Paul "Voss"..Captain Vosseler served as Commanding Officer of VP-4 from Nov 1967 - Dec 1968. Warren Paul "Voss" Vosseler, 86, a 25 year resident of Annapolis, died October 18 at home suddenly, battling lengthy illnesses. He was born September 28, 1926 in Orange, N.J., receiving a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1949; followed by a B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, U.S. Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA; M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Michigan; M.S., International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; and Naval War College, Newport, RI. Capt. Vosseler received a Naval Academy Congressional Appointment from the State of New Jersey by Senator Robert Taft, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949. Following a brief ship tour to the Arctic, he proceeded to flight training in NAS Pensacola, Florida, qualifying as a Naval Aviator. Operational tours were with VP-9 deploying twice in support of the Korean War and VP-18 deploying in support of Cuban Missile Crisis and UNITAS, Joint British and Greek Operations in the Mediterranean, British and Canadian Operations in the Atlantic, and Pacific Rim Flight Exercises. He reported aboard VP-4 in 1966 as Executive Officer, eventually fleeting up as their Commanding Officer in 1967; deploying twice in support of combat operations in the Vietnam Theater of Operations. Ashore, he served as the Air Guided Missile and Air Officer at U.S. Pacific Fleet and Special Projects Officer with Navy's POLARIS missile system. Captain Vosseler completed his Naval Career in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1979 with 30 years of active duty service. He became active as a private consultant in the National Defense community. He was awarded the Air Medal (2 Awards, 1strike/ flight award), Navy Unit Commendation, World War Two Victory, National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), American Campaign, Korean Service (3 Awards), Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Service, Vietnam Service, and Vietnam Campaign. Captain Vosseler was a longtime Annapolis Rotarian. Naval Academy activities included the USNA Sesquicentennial, the Annapolis Tri-Centennial, Squadron Commander of the Annapolis Chapter of the Association of Naval Aviation, life member of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association, and Association of Naval Aviation. He diligently served his community of Chesapeake Harbour as a volunteer. He loved to travel with his wife to Europe, especially Germany, where they both had family and friends. Numerous other adventures included Asia, Australia, South America, Africa, and worldwide ocean cruises. He enjoyed skiing, sailing, golf, shopping, and Bavarian Austrian folk dancing. In his later years, he enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and his artistic side, including ceramic pottery, and scrapbooking the family travels. He had a lifelong love of Navy football, cheering at the last three games. Married on November 15, 1975, Captain Vosseler is survived by his wife, Ursula Vosseler; and his daughter, Leslie Carol. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, two god-children, and one delightful German mother-in-law. There will be a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 5, at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel. Inurnment immediately following the service. Contributions can be made in his memory to your preferred cause or charity...." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [09DEC2012]

VOELZ, ET3 Jack jackvoelz@comcast.net "...I served with VP-2 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to Korea (Operation Wigwam) flying in SB-5 as Radar Navigator..." [BIO Updated 31OCT2013 | 12JAN2010]

VOGELZANG, AK3 Bob glassguysv@netscape.net "...I was stationed with VXN-8 as an AK3 in 1969. I went WestPac with Project Jenny from Jan to Jul 1970. I worked for ADC Barnhill. I have a lot of great memories and would enjoy hearing from anyone who was there at the same time..." [26JAN2002]

VOIGHT, ADR Barry oldboyfl@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-26 (08/1961-03/1963), ADR "B" School, VP-26 (1963-1965), NAS Keflavik, Iceland flying aboard the C-121 and retired in 1981 while serving aboard NAS Pensacola, Florida..." [18DEC2014]

VOGT, AW2 Michael mvogt@wbkansas.com "...I was a SS-3 with VP-6 from 1988 to 1991 with Crew 11. I now work in the TV business in Wichita Ks. Looking forward to hearing from fellow Shipmates. Anyone out there know the whereabouts of Steve Woodard, Mike Connelly or Chuck Michaels?..." [12JUL2004]

VOIGT, ADR3 David J. voigtd@hotmail.com "...I served with VAW-11 (Plane Captain) aboard the USS Kearsarge from 1957 to 1958 (Team Juliet) and aboard the USS Ticonderoga from 1958 to 1959. I sure loved those oil burning 18 cylinder radials! I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 12OCT2009 | 04DEC2002]

VOIGT, AT1 Ray rayvoigt@prodigy.net "...I am a Plank Owner in VP-90. I was with VP-90 until my civilian job with IBM, transferred me to Boca Raton Florida. I had been affiliated with NAS Glenview, Illinois and its squadrons off and on since 1964. I served VP-90 as a MAD/Trail, FCO and an IFT in the P2V7 and P-3A and P-3B. I met many great friends in this close nit unit and many I still correspond with and visit with in my travels around the country. VP-90 presented me with the capability of joining the Navy and seeing the world. It was really great and I couldn't have found a better bunch of dedicated guys to do that with. In 1986 I transferred to the Naval Reserve Unit Tiger Tail in Miami and then finally to NAS Jacksonville, Florida and worked in the ASWOC for a short while and was finally transferred to VP-62 as the senior first class and section leader as well as WC-210 Supervisor and transitioned into the P-3C Update 3 III where I finished up with 32 years. Currently I am a member of NARF (Naval Aircraft Restoration Foundation). We work on the restoration of the larger naval aircraft in museums. Not only do we clean up and restore the outsides, but we try to restore the aircraft interiors so that the mission is also preserved..." [07JUN2009]

VOIGT, ADR3 William T. voigtwt@nu.com "...I served with VW-11 from Jan 64 to Sept 65 and spent most of my tour in NAS Keflavik, Iceland in the engine shop. Those were good days although I didn't always think so then. Would like to here from some of the old gang...I also served with VS-39 in 1966 till my discharge in late 66. We deployed aboard the USS RANDOLPH for a North Atlantic cruise to do ops with other NATO Navy's for almost 5 months. I worked in the engine shop for a time and then was on the flight deck line crew. It was an interesting time of my life although at the time I didn't think so..." [BIO UPdated 19NOV99 | 14APR99]

VOIT, CW3 Bernard J. Retired butch8850@hotmail.com "...I served with the Crazy Cat's/1st Radio Research Company (06/1969-06/1970) as a Unit Supply Specialist and worked at unit Armorer. I retired June 1988 as CW3 Pproperty Book Officer..." [26DEC2015]

VOLK, AWC(AW/NAC/IUSS) Bill Retired bill _volk.bill@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-6 (1987-1991), VP-22 (1991-1993), CPRW-10 (1993-1996), VP-1 (1996-2001), JMF St. Mawgan (2001-2005), FASOTRAGRULANT-DET NAS Brunswick, Maine (2005-2008) and retired in 2008. Had a great time in the Navy with some fantastic memories and experiences, just imagine if I could remember them all! HA! Take care and be safe everyone..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 27SEP2019 | 28OCT2005]

VOLLBRECHT, Mel ILME@AOL.COM "...Was lucky enough to serve in VP-48 from 4/67 to 11/69. Cdr's Childers, Tetreault, Anderson were CO's, Ben Pitts was XO waiting to fleet up when I transferred. Great duty some super talent both O's and E's. When I checked in as AK1 we were still transitioning from P-5 to P-3... more than once gear was an after thought! Think the facts you have on SF-04's accident is wrong however. If brain cells are still alive I believe there were only 9 souls on board. Pilot was LCDR Troub (sp?) most experienced P-3 driver in squadron, FE was AMS2 Tommy Dugger, AT1 Norm Whiting was on board but other names don't come back - and can't find cruise book. Probably best tour of duty I had as Enlisted person - Iwakuni was great. Dave Wilcox where are you? NAS Adak, Alaska not bad as we got home a couple of times on the cruise. King Crab was outstanding. HM1 Jim Hooker, PR1 Embry (?) worked some magic...fresh eggs, milk and San Fransciso Examiner for Crab! Worked wonders..." [08MAY98]

VOLPE, QM2 Stephen R. S7101@ADELPHIA.NET "...I served in the Chart Department from late 1968 to Feburary 1970. I was (my guess) the only regular Navy attached to VXN-8. I was a QM2, drove a 1967 TR4A and lived in College Park, Maryland. Roomed at the Lexington Park Hotel with Jack Fiedler. Would like to hear ffrom old friends..." [02MAR2003]

VOLTOLINE, Frank R. voltzolt@bellsouth.net "...I was a crew member of VJ-62 as it was formed at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Moved to NAS Sanford, Florida about September 1952. Stayed with the squadron til February 1956. In 1955 the squadron moved to NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I was at the time on Detachment in Turkey when the squadron moved to NAS Norfolk, Virginia. The squadron held a Reunion in September 1992 at Sanford. We have a list of over 60 crew members, officers as well as enlisted. Reunion was really well attended with about 40 crew members with wives or what ever. I also have many newpaper clippings from that era in the early 1950s. Really interested in making contact with other members..." [E-Mail Updated 29JAN2006 | E-Mail Updated 10JAN2006 | 10MAY2000]

VOLZ, Larry C. denali@ilhawaii.net "...I served with ZP-871, NARTU, NAS Oakland, Californialif. from 1953 through 1959. Anyone still around?..." [11DEC99]

VONDENBERG, AZ1 Frederick J. Retired fritz@friendlynet.com "...I served with VP-56 from 1982-1986 did deployments in NS Rota, Spain, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I had many good times and made many good friends during this time frame. It is time that I will never forget. If anyone remembers me you can E-mail me. I am currently retired and soon to be a Grandpa..." [17APR2003]

VonDETTE, John ca.dreaming@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAS Brunswick, Maine from September 1969 to December 1972. I flew (Radio/Comm) on Crew 10 with deployments to NAS Bermuda, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NS Rota, Spain and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR aboard the P-3A..." [10AUG2010]

VONTZ, Frank Franks_95@att.net "...I was stationed in VP-11 1970-1975 and VX-1 1975-1978. I have now gone Postal after working for Singer Link for 16 years I am now anb ET for the USPS in Gaithersburg MD..." [11AUG2001]

VOORHEES, AT2 Mark judyandmark@earthlink.net "...I served at NS Rota, Spain on P-3's from 1971 to 1974. Great memories!..." [27DEC2008]

VORWERK, AT3 Ted 1ted1@bendcable.com "...I served with VP-48 as an AT-3 from 1968-1970 flight crew 1 SF-1 radar then assigned to the AT shop, NAS Adak, Alaska and NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Would like to hear from Tim Ratlidge, and most of all Joe Harper. Some of my fondest memories. Thanks guys..." [E-Mail Updated 20JAN2004 | E-Mail Updated 04DEC2002 | 17MAY99]

VOSS, AMS3 Johnny Lee johnny.voss@sbcglobal.net "...Served with VP-5 in late 1970's. I served 3 years in active duty and 2 years Reserve duty. Deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I was AMS3 Voss in Corrosion Control. I met the Squadron in NAS Keflavik, Iceland and got to see all the women behind all the trees. It was Spring and I remember thinking this place ain't that bad. I had never been anywhere that the sun never set! Homepoted at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Petty Officer Phil Martin was my roommate in NAS Keflavik, Iceland before I got out in 1978. We had the biggest and warmest room in the barracks because it was above the boiler!..." [21AUG2006]

VOSS, Wm Ralph Jr. c/o His Son William R. Voss III vossbi@nortelnetworks.com "...My Dad Wm Ralph Voss, Jr. was in VPB-215. My dad was killed April 10, 1946 in a flight training accident at NAS Glenview, Illinois. His mates would know him as Ralph Voss & I use William or Bill. Thanks..." [18SEP2000]

VOYTEK, CAPT Rick Mongov@aol.com "...I served with VP-49 from 1980-1982, VX-1 from 1982-1985, Comcargru TWO from 1986-1987, Naval War College 1988-1989, VP-40 1989-1991, CPW-10 1991-1992. I left active duty and transferred to the Reserve where I served with NR TSC-1080 from 1993-1994, then as CO of NR TSC-0887 from 1994-1996. Although I came to NAS Moffett Field, California screaming and kicking in 1989, since then I have never left. I would be interested in hearing from old Shipmates..." [31MAR2000]

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