VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
VPNAVY Address

ShipmateUSS Pocomoke (AV-9) ShipmatesShipmate

ABBOTT, AOM2 Tom c/o Corrie Phillips corrie@cidermountain.com "...I served aboard the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) (1944-1946). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [13JUL2013]

GERMAN, Frank H. "...Need information and photo's of USS Pocomoke (AV-9) 42-45. My father was on that ship those years. So if any Shipmates or children of Shipmates have any photo's or information they would like to share with me I also would like to share my information with them. My address is 218 Maple St., Apt. #9, Milan Indiana 47031. Thanks for any information..." [12JUL2001]

Memorial Picture "...HEINDEL, ENSIGN Daniel M...I recently found some of my Dad's WWII souvenirs while going through a box of pictures I had been storing after my parents had passed on a number of years ago. Among my Dad's momentos I found two cards--one titled Ancient Order of the Deep and the other titled Imperial Domain of the Golden Dragon. Both had been issued to Ensign Daniel M. Heindel on board the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) on January 18, 1943. Unfortunately I don't know any of the details of that sojourn on the ship, as he later was the radar officer on board the U.S.S. Medusa. He died on May 5, 1990 and I regret that he never had access to the Internet to search for any of his shipmates from either ship. I don't know if any of those remain alive today...Judith Heindel Bowen jobow@earthlink.net..." [12JUN2004]

Memorial Picture "...HUST, Newton L...I'm sorry to report that my Father Newton L. Hust, passed away May 22, 2004. He served proudly on the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) during WWII. He loved going to the ships Reunions and was planning on attending the next one till his untimely death. He was buried wearing his WWII Navy uniform with military honors. He was so proud that he could still fit into that uniform. We'll miss him, he was a great Father, a wonderful husband and a proud American!...Gwen Hurst Nielsen darnie@cox.net..." [10JUN2004]

LINES, SN1 Guss c/o Kathleen DeHart kathleen_dehart@txwd.uscourts.gov "...My grandfather was in the Navy from 1943 to 1946. He served aboard the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) and was in the Philippines. He is still alive. His names is Guss Lines, from Alpine, Texas. He was a Seaman 1st class. If anyone knew him or has a story to share, I'd love to relate it to him..." [08DEC2007]

MADDOX, APM1 Rowland rowmadox@mac.com "...I served aboard the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) (1943-1945) in the V-Division (Aviation Ordnance). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29APR2012]

Memorial Picture "...McGINLEY, Chris...Looking for anyone who may remember my stepfather, Chris McGinley, who served on the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) during WW II. He passed away in March of 1989. My mother, who he married in 1949, is still alive and living in Chicago..." Contributed by John Lorenz jak378@gmail.com [E-Mail Updated 14APR2011 | E-Mail Updated 28MAY2007 | 16DEC2004]

McKINNEY PO1 Thomas charles.klee@worldnet.att.net "...I served aboard the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) from 1942 to 1945. I was a Ship Serviceman First Class Petty Officer. I am looking information on Reunions and Shipmates Douglas Wilson and others. Would appreciate to hear from you..." [06JUL2004]

Memorial Picture "...RYAN, HM John J...Sadly, my Uncle, John J. Ryan, who served aboard the USS Pocomoke (AV-9), just passed away on January 6th, 2016, just short of his 92nd birthday. He was proud of his service and we are proud of him and will miss him. UPDATE: Because of his service in WWII, Korea and Viet Nam and because of his injuries, he has been designated to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The date of the ceremony is June 9, 2016 and my family will be honored to be there to pay homage to my uncle. My father and 4 of my uncles served in WWII. Together they represented all 4 of the services - Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. I am very proud of that and very thankful for all our service men and women who keep our country safe..." Contributed by Dolly Ryan Kalhorn dollykalhorn@hotmail.com [BIO Updated 27APR2016 | 10JAN2016]

RYAN, HM John J. c/o Dolly Ryan Kalhorn Shipmate Pix Circa April 9, 1924 dollykalhorn@hotmail.com "...My Uncle, John J. Ryan, served aboard the USS Pocomoke (AV-9). He was at Pearl Harbor for the first anniversary. He was a Hospital Corpsman during the war. He is still alive and just clelebrated his 90th birthday..." [17AUG2014]

Memorial Picture "...SHYVER, ACM Raymond F...My father, Raymond F. Shyver ACM, served in "V" Division on the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) during WWII. I have his original Homeward Bound ship's book for the USS Pocomoke including all attached pictures. If anyone is interested in obtaining photocopies of the book, I will be pleased to provide them. My father passed away in l977...Deborah S. Moody shyvermoody@hotmail.com..." [04FEB2007]

Memorial Picture "...TURNBOW, J. E...I am looking for any of the Shipmates that served on the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) that may have served with my Dad, J. E. Turnbow during WW2. All pictures and memoribilia was lost after he passed away on January 1, 1998. I regret not ever having him tell me more about that period of his life. If anyone has any pictures of the ship or any stories about my Dad, please e-mail me. All I know is that he was an F2, he may have worked in the kitchen and he enlisted before he was of age. He may have also gone by Pete or Peter because his first name was June. Thank you so much...Staci Engdahl sengdahl9@aol.com..." [25SEP2004]

WALROD, Douglas E. C/O His Grandson Jesse Armour ;Jesse_Armour@hotmail.com "...My grandfather, Douglas E. Walrod, served abord the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) during WWII. I really enjoy listening to his stories and am very proud to say that my grandfather represented our country. If you served on the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) and knew my grandfather, could you please email me back so I could put you in touch with him. To describe my grandfather, he is a very tall man 6'7", dark hair, glasses and is from Iowa. Thanks!..." [31MAR2003]

ZANG, Robert jjacbob228@peoplepc.com "...I was stationed on the USS Pocomoke (AV-9) late 1945-till decommissioning at Philadephia July 1946..." [13AUG2005]

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