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Memorial Picture "...ZIMMERMAN, AEC Zeke...Just to inform you and all Shipmates of the loss of AEC Zeke Zimmerman (FE) passed away in November 2016. Zeke served with VP-45 (1971-1974), VP-30 (1974-1978), VP-24 (1978-1979), VP-4 (1979-1981) and VP-17 (1984-1987)..." Contributed by RAMOS, SCPO Ysmael P. ysmael.ramos@suddenlink.net [06JAN2017]

Memorial Picture "...ZIEMAK, Ed...I would like to know if anyone remembers my uncle, Ed Ziemak. He flew with VPB-99 out of the Aleutians. He flew for most of 1945 in PBM BUNO: 84604, BUNO: 84519, BUNO: 59232, BUNO: 84746, BUNO: 84756, BUNO: 84761, BUNO: 84646 and BUNO: 84648. He died in 1949 and I never met him or knew much about him. I would like to communicate with anyone that might have know him. Any help will be appreciated. I was an OS (RD in your days) on USS Albany, originally CA146, converted to CG10, sister ship of USS Chicago..." Contributed by Paul Ziemak pjz037@adelphia.net..." [E-Mail Updated 04NOV2005 | 04OCT2005]

ZICHT, CDR Austin L. Retired c/o Steve Zicht zicht@aol.com "...My Dad served in the US NAVY aviator from 1946 to 1972 moving from enlisted to officer and earning his wings in 1947. He served with with VP-MS-9 / VP-49 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia (1940's), VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine (1950's and early 1960's), project Drone Antisubmarine Helicopter (DASH) (1962-1963) aboard the USS Hugh Purvis (DD-709), VP-18 XO/CO (12/1965-10/1967) at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and XO of the USS POCONO (AGC-16) until retiring in 1972. Dad would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [05FEB2016]

ZICKEFOOSE, Don wb8siq@peoplepc.com shipmates pix ...Circa 1965... "...I served with VP-50 from 1963 to 1966. Crew was #8 and called ourselves Baka Hatchi (Crazy Eight). Had a crew patch of a flaming eight ball (See the 1964 year book). T. J. Smith and I have our baseball hats showing it. Was in NAS Iwakuni, Japan and made the Phillipines deployment also. VP-50ers drop me a line sometime..." [E-Mail Updated 08SEP2007 | E-Mail Updated 17NOV2003 | 20SEP99]

ZIEGELHOFFER, YNC James A. (Ziggy) Jr. ynziggy@aol.com "...I'm looking for anyone from VP-17, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I was assigned to VP-17 right out of bootcamp in DEC 1965. I was suppose to go on deployment to Japan in OCT 1966, but received order to the USS Ranger (CVA-61). I'll always remember my time with VP-17. I was a Yeoman assigned to the Captain's Office. I have some pictures taken from a P2 of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. That was many years ago, but believe it or not I'm now a YNC in the U.S. Navy Reserves. Last SEP I was recalled to Active Duty for 1 year. I would like to talk to anyone who remembers NAS Whidbey Island, Washington or VP-17..." [08JUN2002]

ZIEGLER, PR1 Mark Retired kelzeg02@aol.com "...I am an alumnus of two (4) year tours in the VP Navy. However as a 'Rigger I was not A/C VP-10 in the early 60's at NAS Brunswick, Maine. While there I saw the transition from P2V5 to P2V7. I got to fly as observer occasionnaly and loved to ride in the nose position. We were deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and I had duty the night President Kennedy was shot. I got out of the Navy for a while and when I returned to finish my 20 I went VR for a while. My last tour put me at NAS Memphis, Tennessee VP-67, running the survival shop. 'Bunches' of reserves; two 30-day deployments to Japan; transition from P-3B to 'Charlies'; and my retirement in September 1989; with total service of 23-1/2 yrs. Moved back to 'Mitchigan.'..." [09DEC2001]

ZIEMBA, Clarence cz52415@alltel.net "...I served with VP-18 NAS Jacksonville, Florida on Crew 9 from 1956 to March 1960..." [06APR2001]

ZIEMER, AT3 Robert R. vp57usn@aol.com "...I served with VP-57 Crew 12 while stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from November 1953 to November 23 1954. I was a AT3..." [16SEP2002]

ZIEMINSKI, Larry larryz@ix.netcom.com "...I have enjoyed very much my trip down memory lane on this very well done Website. I was with VP-46 from 1971-1974, as a Rigger. I have seen the names of many Shipmates listed in these pages, and wish them all well. My time at Iwakuni, Okinawa, and on Market-time runs was memorable for a lifetime. I learned more about living and life with these guys than I ever would have at Hometown, USA..." [17JUN98]

ZILLER, ATR2 Tim tziller@cccneb.edu "...Was in VQ-2 from 1965 - 1968, part of the 'Purple Hat GAF Gang', worked in Special Shop, flew EA3B #2 and #5, did a Bravo in 1966 with "Crew 15, where are we". Work at a Central Community College teaching Electronics. Hello Rota Rooters!..." [13SEP2000]

Shipmate Request Removal [Listing removed 27JUN2002 | 15AUG2001]

ZIMBA, Alexander A. Jr. ziemba481@juno.com "...I served aboard Naval Training Center (NTC) Bainbridge, Maryland in July 1955, NAS Anacostia, Washington, D.C. (AE) from 1955 to 1956, FASRON-108 at NAS Brunswick, Maine from October 1956 to 1957, VP-7 in 1957 with a deployment to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada and FAETULANT at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1957 to 1959 with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Rota, Spain..." [16AUG2010]

ZIMMER, David davidzimmer52@hotmail.com "...I served with FASRON (SPECIAL) 200 (March 1956 to August 1959). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16NOV2009]

ZIMMER, Jim z0810@aol.com "...I served in VP-1 Crew 5 from 1974-1975. Two westpac deployments: NS Subic Bay, Philippines and multiple NAS Agana, Guam detatchments. Designed new squadron logo and cruisebook editor..." [24DEC99]

ZIMMER, AW John wildsidepics@gmail.com "...I served with VP-1 (1975-1979) with deployments to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. My brother and I made 2 deployments to the Phillipines. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 23APR2015 | 16JAN2001]

ZIMMER, AW Thomas crabbyinthepark@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-50 from 1979 to 1982..." [31DEC2009]

ZIMMERMAN, Eugene zimmetosell@msn.com "...I served with VD-4, Crew 3, from its establishment until its disestablishment in 1945. If there is anyone who also served at this time could you please contact me, I would love to hear from you. Thank you..." [27MAY2004]

ZIMMERMAN, AE2 Jeff "Zip" zimmerman4220@roadrunner.com "...I served aboard NAS Sigonella, Sicily from 1972 to 1976. I worked in the Electric Shop repairing P-3C stuff. Lived in Motta and drove a Fiat 500 (42MPG). Many good times in Malta on a 96 hour leave. Naval duty in Denmark, nice country. Can't forget downtown Catania. Just wanted to say hello. THANK YOU for defending our country..." [27DEC2008]

ZIMMERMAN, Jim orwinjim@aol.com "...Would like to hear from members of Crew 4 VP-17 70-74. Shire, Murphy, Nickleson, Moran, Demsphy, Thompson, Stagner. I served in VT-2, VT-3, VT-6, METG 6 VAH-1, RVAH-1 and finally I got it right, VP-17, VP-1, VP-6, CPW-2 and finally VP-1..." [24OCT2000]

ZIMMERMAN, Kevin kz1111@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-26 from 1985 to 1988. I've managed to stay in touch with Kevin Shanahan, Ken Smiley, Jim Theiss and Jeff Cole. I presently work for American Airlines at Dallas-Fort Worth. Anybody who wants to stay in touch can e-mail me..." [11AUG2007]

ZIMMERMAN, Phil philzimm1@shaw.ca "...I served with VP-48 from 1970 to 1973 as an AW Acoustic Operator with Crew 5 and 9. We made three WesPac deployments. I have many fond memories of the Shipmates and the times we made together..." [27AUG2010]

ZIMMERMAN, ADRC Roy Retired r_zim56@att.net "...I flew as a FE with AEWBarRonPac (1963-1965), VW-1 (1969-1970), VXN-8 (1970-1973) with a deployment to NAS Agana, Guam, NRL (1974-1977) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC) (1977-1980) at NAS Point Mugu, California. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 17JUL2017 | 27DEC97]

ZIMMERMAN, William Amerson "Bill" zman402@verizon.net "...I served with FASRON-102 Hanger SP-1 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia from January 1952 thru October 1955. Afterward I worked on many varieties of Navy aircraft at O&R, later NARF, and still later NADEP, NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Also served with VR-861 Reserve outfit with my O&R buddies. Lots of hard, greasy work but, looking back, it was great!! The wonderful friendships you gain in the military stay with you for your lifetime. I'm now retired and enjoying life each and every day. If anyone in VP-44, VP-56 or FASRON is out there, give me a call..." [E-Mail Updated 12SEP2006 | 05NOV2003]

ZIMMERMAN, Zeke emrzim@aol.com "...Was in VP-4 79-81 as a flight engineer. Don't remember which crew but definately had a good time as a flight engineer. Still doing the same thing but with the U. S. Customs. Plan on retiring again in 2005. Hello and fair winds to all my old Shipmates. VP-45 71-74, VP-30 74-78, VP-24 78-79, VP-4 79-81, and VP-17 84-87. Hope to hear from you'all..." [05MAR98]

ZINAVAGE, Wilfred wzinavaage@aol.com "...I served with VP-11 (1959-1961) Crew-5, AIMD NAS Brunswick, Maine, NAF Naples, Italy, VP-56 P-3C, VX-1 and VA-176. I wrote a book entitled "Deployment" in 1992, didn't sell many because no one can believe that P2V's used Avgas for recips and jets..." [E-Mail Updated 08MAY2012 | 14SEP2000]

ZINN, Robert W. cazinns@ix.netcom.com "...I was with VC-7 from November 1954 to November 1956 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco, USS Lake Champlain, and Sanford, FL. Hope to hear from old Buddies..." [31JAN2001]

ZINSMEISTER, Skip skipster@inteliport.com "...Was an AW2 at ASWOC/TSC NAS Bermuda from 79-82. went through the RAG (VP-30) in 78..." [28JUL2000]

ZIRIN, Joseph zir121527@aol.com "...I was assigned to VJ-15, which very soon was changed to VU-5 in the fall of 1946, right out of boot camp - Bainbrige. The OGU from Bainbridge was composed of all the draft leftovers that accumalated after a period of time that caused the last names of the draft to begin with w,x,y, and z. We were shipped to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and bussed to VJ-15, for roster call. The Leading Chief was a gray haired guy with hash marks to the groung. When he started to take the roster, after about six names he said what the hell? He never saw so many names that were at the end of the alphabet. Anyways were all split up and assigned to fill in empty slots in the squadron jobe or tasks. After a year and some months I was was sent to NAS Norfolk, Virginia to be assigned to the TDD-5 unit there that was a field unit of VU-5...." [03DEC2002]

ZIRPOLA, PH2 John john@americanworkbench.com "...I served with VP-40 from 1976 to 1979. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [15JAN2009]

ZIRZOW, CDR William A. http://www.navy.mil/homepages/vp-45/home/pages/xobio.htm "...Commander William A. Zirzow hails from Saratoga, California. He graduated from San Jose State University in May 1984 with a B.A. in Economics. He received his commission through the Aviation Officer Candidate Program in August 1986 and was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1987. In March 1988, he reported to the "Golden Swordsmen" of VP-47 at NAS Moffett Field, California. During this tour he earned qualifications as a Patrol Plane Commander, Instructor Pilot and Mission Commander in the P-3C aircraft and completed deployments to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Adak, Alaska. He completed this tour as the squadron's Pilot Training Officer and Assistant Training Officer. Commander Zirzow then reported to the P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron, VP-31, for instructor duty in June 1991, where he was assigned as the squadron's Pilot Training Officer and Pilot Standardization/Evaluation Officer. Upon decommissioning of VP-31, he reported to the staff of Commander Patrol Wings, U.S. Pacific Fleet, at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, as the Fleet P-3 Standardization/Evaluation Officer. The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) was his next assignment, where he served as the Assistant Navigator. He qualified as Officer of the Deck and Command Duty Officer Underway, the first junior officer to receive this dual qualification. He completed a Persian Gulf deployment in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. In 1996 he was awarded the Pacific Fleet's "Shiphandler of the Year" award. In September 1997, Commander Zirzow reported to the "Golden Swordsmen" of VP-47 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He served as the Maintenance Department Head and Assistant Operations Officer. During this tour, he completed a Persian Gulf deployment in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and served as the P-3 Liaison Officer onboard USS Independence (CV-62). Commander Zirzow reported to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Command, Control, Communications and Computer (C4) Systems Directorate (J-6) in June of 1999. He served as an Action Officer for the Global Command and Control Division. In December 2001, Commander Zirzow was selected as a Navy Legislative Fellow. After completion of the Georgetown School of Governmental Affairs, he reported to the office of Senator Susan Collins of Maine where he was part of the Department of Defense Legislative Fellows Program. In February 2002, he was temporarily assigned to Commander Fifth Fleet, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom during combat operations. In April 2004, he reported to VP-45 as the Executive Officer. Commander Zirzow's personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy-Marine Corps Commendation medals, two Navy Achievement medals and various campaign and unit awards..." [17APR2004]

ZIVISKI, PN3 David imawake@hotmail.com "...I served with VW-4 NAS Jacksonville, Florida for about 2 1/2 years as a PN3 when my 4 year tour of duty was over in 1973..." [10FEB2004]

ZIZZI, Jeff jzizzi@earthlink.net "...I served with VAQ-33 (1969-1972) at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. I was a Plane Captain for the F-4b we had at the time. All I really remember was that we were constantly on detachment..." [E-Mail Updated 23JUN2018 | E-Mail Updated 19MAR2006 | 23DEC97]

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