VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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ShipmateVAW-33 ShipmatesShipmate

ANDERSON, AOC Jim Retired jaoc18@carolina.rr.com "...I reported to VP-48 sometime in June 1955 in NAS Iwakuni, Japan from the USS Midway. At the time I was AA and went into the Ordnance shop. The Division Chief was Joe Conquest. I flew with Crew#8 for a time. I transferred to shore duty at NAS Brunswick, Maine as AO3 1957, and after that to VAW-33 at NAS Pomona, NJ. I retired as AOC in 1976..." [26DEC2002]

ARNEVIK, Larry Arnevik3@aol.com "...Was in VAW-33 and VAQ-33 from January 1965 to 1969. Was on the USS Intrepid in Vietnam in '67 and the USS Independence in '68 to the Med..." [28MAR2002]

AYERS, AMH3 William "Bill" blbiker@comcast.net "...I served with VAW-33 and VAQ-33 from 1965 to 1969. I flew as aircrewman and Plane Captain. I served aboard the USS Wasp (CV-18) and participated in the Gemini 9 Recovery and the USS Intrepid (CVS-11) in support of the war in VietNam. May Gods Blessings go to all who served..." [23APR2009]

BERGSTROM, Ernie "Walter" erniebergstrom@frontier.com "...I served with VAW-33 (1962-1964). Some of my Shipmates were, Jim Mallette, Nick Hardin, Santanangelo and others..." [01FEB2017]

BOGART, John john.bogart@worldnet.att.net "...Served in VW-13, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, 1961-1963, VAW-33 Det. 59, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. ATW2 ECM Aircrew. Loved flying in those great old WV2s. Tailhook flying off of Saratoga, Independence and Forrestal was great, sometimes even thrilling! Lots of great memories, don't quite remember the bad times. Looking for an old lost friend, Patrick Terence Shea from AT School at Millington, 1961, who later went to NAS Point Mugu, California or Port Hueneme, not sure which..." [25AUG2000]

BOWEN, Tom tbowen4650@aol.com "...I was in VAW-33/VAQ-33 from 1966-1969. I was in Det-11 aboard the USS Intrepid in 1967. I would love to hear from squardron or Det-11 members. Thank you..." [02APR98]

BREMNER, Jim jamesbremner45@msn.com "...I served with VA(AW)-33 at NAS Pomona, NJ and moved with them to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. It later became VAW-33..." [07OCT2008]

CIZEK, Michael mike@camelotranch.info "...I served with VAW-33 / VAQ-33 (1966-1969) with DET 11 aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11) (1967) and DET 62 aboard the USS Independence (CVA-62) (1968) where we lost 4 very good men when their plane hit the water and sank..." [27AUG2013]

CREGG, AK3 Michael W. mcregg@charter.net "...I served with VAW-33 (04/1958-07/1961). I had a brother (Fran Cregg) in the Electroncs Shop worked for Chief Applegate on the APS-31 radar..." [16JAN2012]

CRUM, Dave dcrum@tu.infi.net "...I was attached to VAW-33/VAQ-33 from 1965 - 1970. I was deployed with the USS Ticonderoga Detachment in the Tonkin Gulf when we became the "First" VAQ organization in the Navy...and quite a few hours before the Home Squadron! :) Did detachment duty with USS Wasp, USS Lake Champlain, USS America, USS Ticonderoga, USS Independence, USS Forrestal, and many land detachments from Michigan to Puerto Rico. Anyone who remembers me and would like to contact me use my E-mail address..."

CULVER, William "Bill" wculver@comcast.net "...I was in VAH-7 and VAW-33, as well as VW-4 and VQ-1 over a 10 period. I have a Roster of names from VAH-7 from April of 1958 if anyone is interested. I worked in Personnel Office and kept that month roster with other memorium items. Thanks..." [BIO Updated 06MAR2005 | E-Mail Updated 01NOV2004 | BIO Updated 23AUG2004 | E-Mail Updated 29SEP2002 | E-Mail Updated 05APR2001 | 24AUG98]

DELGADO, Benjamin mypapa59@yahoo.com "...I served with VA(AW)-33 in 1957 at NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey with a NATO cruise aboard the USS Saratoga (CVA-60)..." [09FEB2010]

EIDSON, ADR2(AC) Randall andyyours@aol.com "...I served with VAW-33 Detachment 39 and VAW-12 Detachment 39..." [07AUG2011]

FEOLA, AMS3 Jerry gfeola@si.rr.com "...Served on USS INTREPID 1967. The INTREPID's 2nd trip to vietnam. I was an AMS3 with VAW-33 / VAQ-33 Detachement-11. Also was assigned to the Oriskany CVA-34 with one of the EA1Fs (601). Have a few pictures of the Forestal burning. We were along side when it was in trouble. I think we use to call our cruise The Golf Of Tonkin Yacht Club..." [05APR2005]

FINCHUM, AMH3 Johnny O. jofinchum@comcast.net "...I served with VAW-33 (1961-1966) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 24AUG2014 | 17NOV2009]

GANGI, AD1 Vincent J. vindot@cox.net "...I served with VP-8 (1954-1956) on Crew-6 and Crew-8, VU-2 (1956-1958) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (Enlisted Pilot - Tow Targets - Aircraft Ferry), shore duty, VAW-12 and VAW-33..." [BIO Updated 27JUL2012 | 01NOV2010]

GOEDKE, ADR3 Don dgoedke@bellsouth.net "...I served with VAW-33 at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island 1966 to 1968. I was a Plane Captain and worked in Power Plants for the A-1 and C1-A A/C. Went on most of the DET in that time frame..." [07OCT2009]

HARRISON, LCDR Cecil A. "Harry" Retired p3-tacco@netdoor.com "...Enlisted 1955; VC-33/VA(AW)/VAW-33, 1956-1959; NAMDDU, 1960-61; NESEP (NC State Univ.), 1961-65; AOC/Pre-flight/BNAO/Nav School, 1965-66; VP-24, 1966-69 (SP2H and P-3B); VP-30, 1969-73 (P-3A/B); VP-11, 1973-75; NROTC Unit, Univ. of Mississippi, 1975-1979; Instructor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Univ. of Mississippi, 1979-1983; Professor of Engineering Technology, University of Southern Mississippi, 1983-present. I'd like to hear from any of my Shipmates, anytime..." [08APR2000]

HEWITT, Russell L. russue@alltel.net "...I served from July 1962 thru August 1966. Attended A school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee and Radar School in NAS Brunswick, Maine. Worked on Connie's while assigned with VAW-33 until discharge. I flew as aircrew radar and ECM operator. We deployed on the USS Forrestal (CVA-59) (caribbean), USS Independence (CV-62) (shake down cruise), and USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) (med. cruise) during 1963. would like to contact all detatchment 65 members that served on the USS Independence (CV-62) during 1963..." [29NOV2002]

KANYON, ADRC Ed Retired Droopy@centuryinter.net "...Shipmates Served with VAW-33 Jan 61 to Jan 64. Deployed with VAW-33 Detachments on the Forrestal (Caribbean), Independence (Sea Power Show Practice for a visit by Pres. JFK) Saragtoga (Cuban Blockade) and Enterprise ('63 Med Curise)During time with VAW-33, we shared hanger at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island with VAW 12. We flew EA-1F(AD5Q Skyraiders). 12 flew EF-1G (AD5W, guppies). 12 was transferred to NAS Norfolk, Virginia and 33 got all 12's Ws. The result we had over 40 aircraft which at one time include an AD-5 or two. Interesting note I only served in two numerical squadrons. I started with VP-50, next sea duty, VAW-33, following sea duty was with VS-33 from where I was sent TAD to VRC-50. Am retired now and working for Champion Boats, builders of World Class Bass Boats..." [24SEP98]

KARG, AMH3 Pete kargp@msn.com "...I served with VAW-33 / VAQ-33 (1966-1969) Detachment 11 (1968) Aircrew aboard the USS Forrestal (CV-59)..." [13JUL2014]

KILGORE, AK3 Larry larryk0202@aol.com "...Looking to email old Shipmates. In VAW-33 1966-67. I was an AK3 with Chief Breinizi. Lt Mato was the supply officier then. would appreciate any emails..." [04DEC2005]

LONG, ATW2 Clifford C. clonger1@frontier.com "...I enlisted in the Navy in January of 1962 for the sole purpose of getting to a patrol squadron and becoming part of a flight crew!! I wanted to be an "AIRDALE" just like my older brother. I ended up on the trail of that goal through AT school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee, CIC school in NAS Glynco, Georgia and got my orders to my first squadron, VW-11, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. Arrived at NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada on Easter 1963 and was met at the bottom of the aft ladder of the EC-121 that delivered me, by a navy yoeman, who handed me a set of orders to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, where I was to join my crew. It was Crew 4, the Black Widows. Captain Bunce was the Plane Commander, Lt. JG Webb was my CIC officer and I remember that the Flight Engineer was a big redhead Chief by the name of Kellog. I spent 95% of my time deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and flew as a CIC/RADAR/ECM operator on other crews when crew 4 returned to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. I accumulated 1500 Hrs of EC-121K flight time. During my over 100 missions, I saw The volcano Surtsey eruption the morning of Nov. 12 1963, was flying the West Barrier when on November 22, 1963, at 1530 Zulu was notified by OPCON that JFK was shot and flew a 18 hr. mission that day. Found out when we landed that JFK was dead. By the way, the commander of COMBARFORLANT, was Commodore Scarpino. During my VW-11 tour, I got to "abort" to Prestwick Scotland many times and ultimately met and married a Scottish Lassie, who is my current wife of 50 years. Spent many days/nights at the Red Lion Hotel in Ayr. Established a "Willy Victor" room with the help of John Woods the owner/operator. Flew my last mission in mid October 1964, I believe it was on a ASW modified EC-121K Aircraft, BUNO 145940. I received my orders to VAW-33 NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Flew as an operator on the Guppy Aircraft, an AD5W, detatched to the USS Lake Champlain CVS-39, the last of the WWII straight deck carriers. Got a 6 month extension due to world events, deployed aboard ship to take part in the Dominican Republic "flurry". Discharged May 1966 as an ATW2 and returned to my Home town of Huron Ohio. Give me a shout if you want to exchange stories..." [09JUL2015]

MALLETTE, ADR3 James R. Mallette jjmallette1@juno.com "...I served from 1960-1964. Went to A school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee MEM then to VAW-33 till discharged. I was air intelligence PO and flew aircrew in AD5-Q later called EA1-5Q. I went on two or three Med cruises aboard USS Saratoga, USS Independence, was also aboard USS Enterprse just before she went on world cruise. Might have been during the Cuban missile blockade. That was exciting, sitting on cat engine running waiting to launch. Would like to know if there is still anybody around who lived out on Lake Ponsset. Do we ever have any Reunions?..." [12NOV2002]

MICHAEL, ATR3 Tom michael3448@comcast.net "...I served with VAW-33 / VAQ-33 (1967-1970) with two detachments (1962 and 1969) aboard the USS Independence (CV 62) as aircrewman..." [24NOV2014]

MISTLER, ALC Warren Retired mistlerusn@comcast.net "...VP-91 (1941), VP-62 (1942 to 1943), VR-11 (1943 to 1944), VR-13 (1944 to 1945), VR-2 (1945 to 1947), NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island (1947), SPUC NAS Squantum, Massachusetts (1948), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1949), VC-33 (1950 to 1952), VP-11 (1952 to 1955), VX-3 (1956 to 1957) and VAW-33 (1958 to 1960) FR to 1971 and retired on 30 years..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08JAN2009 | BIO Updated 03APR2000 | 28MAR2000]

NETTLES, Bullet Bob Shipmate PixCirca 1966 bulletbob_1@email.msn.com "...I started out in June of 1955 with VC-12 (VAW-12) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island flying in the AD-5's and AD-5W Guppy's. I remember many Good and Exciting Flight Hours with the likes of Ens.'s Stookey and Jiles, Ltjg McCloy and Lt. Paul Mounce. Trips over to Long Island for a Few Quick Stops and Many, Many hours of ASW Training around Block Island. In February of 1961 I went with the "Skyraiders" to VC-33 (VAW-33) for some additional training and Flight Hours in the AD-5Q's. I left the Composite Navy in April of 1962 for VX-1 at NAS Key West ( NAS Boca Chica, Florida), Florida. In addition to Rolling a Tool-Box, I flew as S2F, P2V and P-3A (148885 & 149668) Crewmember while attached to VX-1 until April of 1964. In April of 1964 I went West to the VP Navy after ADJ (B) School and P-3 Flight Engineers School. Flew as Flight Engineer with VP-9 from January 1965 to November 1969 and with VP-46 from August 1970 until April of 1974. From May 1974 until I retired in September of 1975 I had a very Plain Jane, Very Un-Interesting Job as an Instructor on Jet Engines at NAMTRADET 1008 at NAS Miramar, California. Except for the last year or so, I had One Damn Good Navy Career. Drop me an E-Mail if you have time..." [BIO Updated 05MAY2003 | E-Mail Updated 01MAY2000 | 16APR2000]

OGDEN, Charles C. ogd35@aol.com "...I served with VAW-33 from August 1963 to August 1964 and was a plane captin on AD's and served on 6 carriers in the Alantic Fleet as such. I was wondering if there is any photos, Reunions, and personel information?..." [15NOV2002]

PRINTY, CWO2 John E. Retired wileyoldfox@peoplepc.com "...I served with VPB-206 for several months before transfer to VPB-27 in early 1949. I served with VP-27 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington from February to December 1949. At that time I was a non-rated airman and flew as a second ordnanceman in crew "DC" 2 and 9 flying the PB4Y-2 Privateer. We deployed to NAS Kodiak, Alaska from August to November 1949. The squadron was Disestablished in December 1949. Served with FASRON-108 from November 1954 to November 1956. Was an AO2 when I reported aboard and was an AO1 when I departed. Thoroughly enjoyed my tour and my introduction to the "VP Navy". I also served with VAQ-33 - VA(AW)-33 NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey from November 1956 to December 1959. Our squadron moved March 1958 to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island as NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey was to be closed. We flew the AD-5N aircraft until April 1959 when the squadron mission was changed and we switched to AD-5Q aircraft. I left the squadron December 1959 as the squadron mission had changed and the squadron no longer had a weapons launching need. All of the ordnancemen were transferred to other activities in the NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island area. In my three plus years in the squadron, I served in detachments aboard the USS Saratoga, USS Forrestal, and the USS Wasp..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 26DEC2005 | E-Mail Updated 28APR2003 | 00XXX1997]

RAFFA, Joe jraffa@att.net "...I served aboard NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1958-07/1960), VAW-33 (08/1960-09/1962) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island and back to the reserves at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (09/1962-1964)..." [27DEC2014]

RAO, AMCS Salvatore Retired raojudy@yahoo.com "...I served with VAW-33 from June 1963 to September 1966 and VAQ-33 from February 1978 to July 1980. I am looking for LT(jg) Ken Hall and ADC "J D" Locklear from VAQ-33..." [E-Mail Updated 10APR2005 | 30SEP98]

REYNOLD, ADR1 John reyno7@charter.net "...I served with VA(AW)-33 in 1956 at NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey. Went on board the USS Essex (CV-9) in 1958 for a Med cruise that ended up around the world. AC closed up and the squadron moved to NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Spent 1959 there before transfering out. Was only ADR2 back then..." [21NOV2002]

ROGAL, CWO Joseph W. Retired rogal26@yahoo.com "...FASRON-102 was my first squadron after AT "A" School, arriving February 1956. Worked on ARC-27's in AT Shop. Remember having picture taken with shop personal when "Buz Sawyer" comic strip was to be discontinued by creator. Left to go to VA(AW)-33 in NAS Atlantic City, New Jersey. Air Crewman on AD5N Skyraider. Pilot LTjg Moser of Missouri(?). Made North Atlantic Cruise with Detachment 43 aboard USS Saratoga, and Med Cruise on the Sara in 1958 with Detachment 43. Left Squadron in Feb/Mar 1959 to go to VW-1 at NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey. Very memorable tour. Blimps were something else. In order to: AMD NS Rota, Spain, AMD NAS Brunswick, Maine, AT "B" School (made CPO while at AT "B" school), VP-45 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, deployed to NAS Bermuda and NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. Made Warrant in VP-45 in 1968. Sent to EISO and NAILSC at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Assigned to F14 Project. Left NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for NAS Miramar, Californiato help set up RAG (VF-124) and VF-2. Made first F-14 cruise to WestPac on Enterprise with VF-2. Left squadron in 1975 for last tour at ASO Philly. Retired in 1976. Good tours everyone of them. Anybody remember CWO L. O. Parks or CWO Ford (VP-45) or CDR Brantuas?..." [22JUN2005]

ROSENBURG, Charles pachuck2000@yahoo.com "...I was drafted into the USN in October 1965. Did a seven week boot camp at Great Lakes then assigned to VAW-33 NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Served there, on the beach, in Maintenance Control as an AZ3. Worked for Senior Chief Kelly, LT Eichenlaub, LT Hitchcock, among others..." [18DEC2003]

ROWE, Paul K. KARLT-LTD@AOL.com "...I served with VAW-33 when it changed to VAQ-33. We deployed on the USS Ticonderoga (CV 14) from 1967-1968 and particpated at the Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club regatta. I would like to hear from ex ship and squadron mates 1966 thru 1969. I had to be one of the last great A1E Plane Captains and scub-a-dubs Alas ADJ-3 dude. I then served with the Shore Patrol at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island..." [28JAN2003]

SCHOENMANN, Lynn bppolice@netins.net "...I served with VAW-33 / VAQ-33 from 1965 to 1969..." [27NOV2003]

SHERMAN, Glenn A. Shermgerm9@aol.com "...I was in VAW-33/VAQ-33 from 1965-1969 stationed at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. I went on 2 det cruises, 1967 det-11 aboard the USS Intrepid,1968 aboard the USS Independence and in 1966 took part in the Gemini recovery operation aboard the USS Wasp. In memory of 2 friends who lost thier lives in 1968 in my squadron,on the USS Independence cruise. ADR-2 James W Carter& AE2 John R Walter Jr..." [26NOV2000]

SIDNEY, Steve tourist809@aol.com "...I served with VAW-33 NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island Detachment 2a and 11 from 1966 thru 1968. I deployed on several ships including the USS Intrepid (1967), USS Essex, USS America, USS Forrestal, etc. I'd love to hear from anyone from the outfit..." [18JUL2002]

SNYDER, ATC Stuart "Duke" Retired ssnyder10@hotmail.com "...After Boot Camp in Bainbridge, MD, AN "P" school in NAS Norman, Oklahoma and AT "A" school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee. I recieved orders to NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey where I was assigne to AT&D and had the opportunity to fly as Radioman in several models of Blimps. In December 1957 I was ordered to VW-2 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland until my release from active duty in September 1959. Reenlisted in November 1959 and was assigned to VW-15 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. Transferred to NRL at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in March 1961 until September 1961 at which time I was again ordered back to NAS Lakehurst, New Jersey. Then on to AT "B" school in NAS Memphis, Tennessee from March 1964 to November 1964. My next assignment was to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada from December 1964 to December 1965 and then on to VAW-33 in NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Served in VAW-33 from January 1966 to October 1967 at which time I reported for duty to VP-30 in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland until transferring to VP-26 in NAS Brunswick, Maine where I finished out my career in June 1976..." [BIO Updated 23MAR2006 | E-Mail Updated 08JUN2004 | 23FEB2000]

WHITE, ADR3 Harrie hw4570@msn.com "...I served iwith VAW-33 from late 1964 to late 1966 as ADR3. Worked at Engine Buildup Shop towards the end and made a couple of short cruises aboard the Intrepid (Middie Cruise) and Wasp (Gemini 3, 4, 6 & 7) recoveries as Plane Captain. I'd like to hear from any of my old Shipmates..." [23APR2004]

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