VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
VPNAVY Address

ShipmateVP-62 ShipmatesShipmate

ABRAHAM, AOC(NAC) Michael F. Retired ballistics_technician@outlook.com "...I served with VP-56, VFA-106, VP-24, VP-62, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) and retired (04/2011)..." [06MAY2013]

ANDERSON, AT1 Eric (JAFO) andercon05@earthlink.net "...I served in VP-50 from 1983-1986 as an IFT on CAC 6 and CAC 8. Since leaving VP-50, I've served in AIMD, USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), left active duty in 1987. I've been a reservist in VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida for about six years, spent two years in Florida Army National Guard, and returned bact to the Naval Reserve. I was assigned to TSC-0574 NS Roosevelt Roads, PR; did another four years with VR-58 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and have finally come back again to VP-62. I'd like to get in touch with some of my old Shipmates from NAS Moffett Field, California and NAS Jacksonville, Florida. They can reach me at the e-mail address provided. Thanks..." [24FEB2001]

APPEL, AT1 Bob Retired rappel353@gmail.com "...I served with VP-69 (07/1977-02/1980), VP-62 (11/1982-11/1983) and VP-64 (11/1983-01/1995). I flew as a IFT aboard the P-3A/B. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 08APR2016 | E-Mail Updated 08MAR2007 | E-Mail Updated 17JUN2004 | 08FEB2000]

AUTH, CWO4 Les Retired ldauth@twc.com "...I served with VP-661 / VP-68A-2 / VP-68 (1966-1972), VP-62 (1973-1979) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, ASWOC/TSC/TSC 0374 (1982-1998) where I retired..." [E-Mail Updated 27MAR2019 | E-Mail Updated 13SEP2014 | 21AUG2001]

BACHELLER, AD1 Ken Retired KTABACH@MSN.com "...I was a P-3 Flight Engineer with VP-16, VP-24, and VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [07APR2003]

BAGBY, John (Bags) rebelbagby@aol.com "...I served in VP-30 APR75-AUG75, then VP-5 MAD FOXES AUG75-FEB79, VP-30 PROSNEST FEB79-DEC81, VP-62 BROADARROWS as a selres APR83-JUN90, as a TAR JUN90-JUL94, VP-65 TEAM TRIDENT 94-99. I am now attached to VP-62 again..." [BIO Updated 23JAN99 | 20APR98]

BAUER, Clinton B. cbauer@mmfn.com "...I joined VP-62 at NAS Floyd Bennett, Brooklyn, NY in 69 and I hold a Plank Owner's certificate for VP-66. I was a Flight Crew Plane Captain on the P-2 and an FE on the P-3A. I also am a pilot and a 2LT. with the NJ Civil Air Patrol, Bayshore Composite Squadron. I also learned how to fly the P-3 with VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in 73. Are there any plans for Reunions?..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAR2002 | 19MAR98]

BELUSCAK, LCDR TIMOTHY J. II beluscak@earthlink.net "...VP-24 NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1989-1992 and VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1992. PRESENT TACTICAL COORDINATOR (NFO) CURRENTLY SERVING AS A SELECTED RESERVIST CREW-06..." [E-Mail Updated 13NOV2000 | 01MAR98]

BENTLEY, LCDR Alan C. Retired abent@verizon.net "...I served with VP-31 (1963) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, VP-28 (1963-1964) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a deployment to NAS Iwakuni, Japan, COMFAIRALASKA Detachment NAS Adak, Alaska (1964-1966), VP-46 (1966-07/1968) at NAS Moffett Field, California with a deployment to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand and NAS Adak, Alaska. I left Active Duty (Enlisted) and served with VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida while attending Florida State and come back (Active Duty) with VP-24 NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a TACCO and newly minted ENS with deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, FASOTRAGRULANT (1976-1979) as a NFO Instructor Detachment NAS Jacksonville, Florida, USS Forrestal (CV-59) (1979-1981) as VP NFO, Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe (CINCUSNAVEUR) Staff (1981-1985) and I retired in 1988 on the Staff of NTC Orlando, Florida. All together not a bad run of 27 years..." [E-Mail Updated 07NOV2013 | E-Mail Updated 05MAY2006 | E-Mail Updated 09NOV99 | E-Mail Updated 13JUN99 | 02FEB99]

BOLDEN, CMC Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...Enlisted in the United States Navy 31 May 1979 and completed Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, IL. Upon completion of Recruit Training he reported to Meridian, MS for YN "A" school. Master Chief Bolden active duty assignments include: Fighter Squadron ONE SIX ONE aboard the USS MIDWAY (CV-41) at Yokosuka, Japan, where he was assigned as the Administrative and Operations Yeoman completing three Indian Ocean deployments. His next assignment was VP-56 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida, assigned as the Communications and Operations Yeoman. His final active duty assignment was Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) Command in Pensacola, Florida, where he was assigned to the Administrative Office. While assigned in NAS Pensacola, Florida, he applied for and was approved conversion to the Training and Administration of the Reserves (TAR) Program. Reserve Force assignments include: Commander, Naval Reserve Construction Force at Greensboro, North Carolina, where he worked as AT/ADT/IDTT Coordinator for the Southeast Region. His next Reserve assignment was Readiness Command NINE at NAS Millington, Tennessee, assigned to the Manpower and later to the Administrative Department, serving as Leading Petty Officer. Other Reserve assignments include: Helicopter Combat Support Squadron FIVE at Naval Air Weapons Station Point Mugu, California, where he served as the Administrative Office Leading Chief Petty Officer. He next transfered to NAval Reserve Columbia, South Carolina, following that assignment VP-65 at Naval Air Weapons Station Point Mugu, California. He next reported to Commander, Naval Reserve Readiness Command Southeast, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Then he promoted to Master Chief Petty Officer and earned a Bachelor Degree in Business from Columbia College of Missouri. In December 2001, he reported as Command Master Chief of Helicopter Combat Support Special Squadron FIVE, where he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. In June 2004, he reported to VP-62 to assume the duties as Command Master Chief..." [16JUN2005]

BORRESEN, Dave jetsdad@concentric.net "...Former AW in VP-24, VP-62...then did some boat time and time in ASWOC NAS Keflavik, Iceland. To all my former Shipmates, take care and good luck..." [23MAY98]

BOYER, CAPTAIN Michael F. www.narjax.navy.mil/staff/leadership/xo.html "...Captain Michael F. Boyer was born in Washington, D.C., attended the University of Maryland, and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Later that year, he was accepted into the Aviation Officer Candidate Program at Pensacola, Florida, was commissioned an Ensign in 1978, and was designated a Naval Aviator in August 1979. Following fleet replacement training in the P-3 Orion aircraft, in April 1980 he reported to VP-17 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Flying the P-3, he qualified as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, Instructor Pilot and Maintenance Check Pilot. His ground assignments included Avionics/ Armament Division Officer and Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Officer. During his tour of duty, Captain Boyer deployed to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and participated in detachments to NAS Agana, Guam, NSF Diego Garcia, and NAS Adak, Alaska. His next assignment in August 1983 was to Navy Recruiting District Jacksonville, Florida where he served for three years as an Officer Programs Recruiter. During this tour, he was accepted into the Training and Administration of the Reserves (TAR) program. In August 1986 Captain Boyer reported to his first Reserve squadron, VP-62, at NAS Jacksonville, Florida where he re-qualified as a plane commander and mission commander. His ground jobs included Safety Officer and Operations Officer. During his tour, VP-62 underwent an extensive transition from the P-3C MOD aircraft to the then state-of-the-art P-3C Update III. He was next assigned to VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania where he served as both the Operations Officer and Maintenance Officer. During this tour, he was selected for follow-on assignment as a squadron Officer-in-Charge (OIC). In July 1991 Captain Boyer reported to VP-62 as the OIC. Over the next 18 months, VP-62 conducted counter-drug operations out of NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Key West, Florida, and was deployed to NAS Bermuda for six weeks of Annual Training. Following his OIC tour in January 1993, he reported to Naval Air Reserve (NAR) Jacksonville where he served as the Reserve Programs Director and Executive Officer. During his tour, NAR Jacksonville won the Ensign C.H. Hammann Award as the most efficient NAR in the Force. From August 1996 to June 1997, Captain Boyer attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C., graduating with a Masters Degree in National Resource Strategy. His next assignment was at Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia where he served as Chief Staff Officer (CSO). As CSO, he managed the Wing's Squadron Assist Visit Program for five (and later seven) squadrons, and oversaw the career progression of numerous TAR aviation officers. He was also instrumental in the consolidation of Reserve Patrol Wings Atlantic and Pacific into a single Reserve Patrol Wing. In September 1999 Captain Boyer reported to the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C. where he served as the Deputy Division Chief in the Forces Division, Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate, J-8. He was selected for Major Command in September 2001. His military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (4) and numerous other unit awards and decorations. Captain Boyer assumed command of Naval Air Reserve Jacksonville on July 27, 2002..." [03JUL2003]

BOYLE, Hugh P. hughboyle@earthlink.net "...It was my great pleasure to fly with many wonderful guys in VP-93, NAF Detroit, Michigan from 1981-1983 and 1985-1989. I also spent some time with VP-0516 SAU, NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1983 and VP-62, NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1984-1985..." [24APR2001]

BRACK, E. A. Jr. "Joe" eocjoeb@nefcom.net "...I served with VQ-2 (1960-1963) at NS Rota, Spain and discharged from Active Duty (04/1964) at NAS Glynco, Georgia. I served in the Naval Air Reserves with VP-67F-1 (1969) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-62 (1970) "A" Wing (transitioned from the P2 to the P-3) and "A" Wing to October 1988. Flew with CAC 12, 13 and 15. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 15MAY2015 | 15NOV1997]

BRADLEY, ADC Jim "Bear" Retired bearbrad123@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-18, VP-60, VP-90, VP-62, VP-90, VP-67 and VAW-123. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 17FEB2015 | E-Mail Updated 03MAY2004 | E-Mail Updated 21SEP2001 | Updated 04APR98]

BRADWELL, AZ1(AW) Roosevelt Retired Drbwel@aol.com "...I served with VP-93, Selfridge ANGB, MI (NAFDET) 1979-1984, and VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1984-1988. Looking for sailors from these units and time periods..." [27MAY2002]

BRILL, AME1(AW) Harold HLBRILL@AOL.COM "...I was in VP-66 for 74 thu 78 then to VP-62 from 78 thu 82 retired from VAQ209 in 88 did not want to leave VPNAVY but old NEC did me in would like to here from old VP friends..." [02MAR2001]

BRITTLE, Scott scott_brittle@hotmail.com "...Hi Shipmates. I served in six VP units, VP-47 1981-1984, VP-31 1985-1987, VP-62 1987-1990, OINC of VP-68 1990-1992, Training Officer COMRESPATWINGPAC 1992-1994, CO/XO VP-91 1994-1996. Great to see so many VP Sailors on the WEB..."

BROWN, AWC Vernal Retired vernalbrn@aol.com "...I served with VP-16 (11/1964-08/1964) as a ATN3 Radioman on Crew-4, VP-62 and VP-60..." [09NOV2011]

BRUNDAGE, LCDR/AMHC Joe joeslonghorns@earthlink.net "...I served with VP-67 1972-74 P2V F/E (FCPC), VP-68 1974-79 P-3 F/E, VP-62 1979-80 P-3 F/E and VP-45 1981-1984 MMCO. Had lots of engines go sour in P2s. Once had a triple engine fire in a P2, one recip and both jets, at night. P-3 was like a palace after the P2. Really missed the flying after I got commissioned. F/E is the best job there is..." [12MAR2005]

BUCKALOO, Gary gbuckaloo@yahoo.com "...Hello to all my Blackhawk brothren. When I left VP-68 I went to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-62. Now I'm at RATCEN. Things are not to bad. Feel free to contact me. Always nice to hear a familiar voice..." [24MAY2000]

BUDKA, AMS3 Joseph A. atcojb@aol.com "...I served with VP-62 from 1974 to 1978 in the Airframes Shop and SAR time with VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois. Now residing in the southwest suburbs of Chicago..." [25FEB2010]

BURNS, AO1 Barnie ao1p3fe@yahoo.com "...I have been in VP aviation from July 1973 to April 1988 doing inflight Ord duties out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Had alot of fun with VP's VP-24, VP-16, VP-5, VP-45, VP-56, and VP-49. Then out for 8 years and sure missed the flying. Returned in August 1988 to fly with VP-62, still in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Went Flight Engineer in 1999 and now am attached to VP-94 here in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. Couldn't begin to describe the times (both good and bad) I had in the trusty P-3. She always brought me home, sometimes with less than 4 engines, but still brought me home. Wouldn't trade pratforms for anything! Am looking forward to swapping sea stories with old Shipmates. Remember...IYAOYAS!..." [05MAR2003]

BUTLER, ABCM(AW) Joseph Paul Retired jen102574@aol.com "...I have retired from VP-62 on 1 Oct 2005 upon attaining the magic age to draw a pension. I spent 40 years in the Navy and Reserves almost all of the reserve time as a Broadarrow in VP-62. I have met a lot of great people in all of those years and have a lot of fond memories of all of the worldly travels we made. I still live in Jacksonville and retired from the Sheriffs Office also. Drop a line or call 904-764-3878..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 14MAY2008 | E-Mail Updated 23JUN98]

CALDERON, Vic vic408@aol.com "...I was stationed at NAS Moffett Field, California from '74-'80 w/VP-40, VP-31, & VP-91. i worked maint & flew IFT. Transfered to NAS Jacksonville, Florida to NAR JAX & VP-62. Ret 2/92 as SCPO. I am still in contact w/many ex-Shipmates. E-mail at your convenience..." [08APR98]

CARRIGAN, Paul E. "The Black Irishman" (Deceased) c/o His Brother Ralph O. Carrigan Rocarr28@aol.com "...Paul E. Carrigan (died June 22,2001) ex Chief Aerographer's Mate USN. Paul flew as a Fleet Air Wing Four Aerographer and a qualified combat aircrewman with VP-41, VP-42, VP-43, VP-45, VP-62, VP-131, VP-135, VP-136, and VP-139. Paul accumulated over two thousand flying hours in PBYs, PBY 5 As, PV-1 Venturas and PV-2 Harpoons. The author also served in the USS Casco (AVP-12), USS Hulbert AVD-6, USS Williamson (AVP-15)USS Gillis AVD-12, USS Indianapolis CA-35, USS S-35 S type Submarine (1923), and USS Lexington CV-2 (prior to Aleutian posting). Paul authored a book titled: "The Flying, Fighting Weathermen Of Patrol Wing Four" The book includes the two day bombing of Dutch Harbor by Japanese carrier planes. The continuous bombing of the Island of Kiska by the most unconventional dive bomber, The PBY Catalina and The Empire Express to Paramushiro. These three spiral bound volumes contain 868 pages covering World War II as it was fought in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. These are the adventures of a seventeen year old enlisted man as he grows up in the next three years in this very cold corner of hell. . The book is available from the author's brother. And is printed as it was left due to the author's illness and death. Cost: $45.00 (postage included). Please contact Ralph O. Carrigan Rocarr28@aol.com or send a $45.00 check (postage included) to Ralph O. Carrigan, 5 Cutlass Way, Waretown, NJ 08758...I can now supply The Flying, Fighting Weathermen of Patrol Wing Four on a CD. The cost including postage is $25.00. Contact Ralph O. Carrigan Rocarr28@aol.com..." [BIO Updated 03JUL2003 | BIO Updated 02SEP2002 | 17OCT2002]

CASSIDY, ADC Robert J. Retired https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=2650 "...ADC Robert J. Cassidy, USNR - NFL Number: 2650 - Date of Birth: 5/18/1929 - Date In: 1/13/1947 - Date Out: 4/20/1974 - City, State: Vernon Hills, IL - School Attended: La Salle Univ. - Aircraft Flown: P-3, P2V, PB4Y, PBY5A, TBF - Ship or Unit: VP-ML-54, VP-721, VP-772, VP-62 and VR-54 - Pilot Desg.: Aircrew/Priv. Pilo - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Cuban Miss. Crisis - Associations/Service Organizations: ANA American Legion Glenview Survivors Fleet Reserve Assn. - Highest personal decoration or award: Navy Commendation - Significant Achievements: - 6054 Flight Hours. Vice Pres. Ilinois Small Business Assn. Juris Doctorate, M.B.A. and a B.A. Vice President AJF Industr. In Memoriam? No..." [04DEC2005]

CATON, AMCS Larry Retired justwe3@usit.net "...VP-68 1982-85...VP-62 1985-87. Retired Sep87. Love to hear from past Shipmates. Also stationed VF201 and CNAVRES..." [29AUG98]

CLAPHAM, LCDR Peter Retired TropicTrdr@hotmail.com "...1976-81: Jez and Radar Operator: VP-6; Crews 3 & 4. 1981-85: Radar Operator; VP-62; Crew 12. Commissioned in 1985, served on destroyers and Special Warfare, Mine Warfare, and Naval Coastal Warfare operational staffs and task units as an Operations, Maintenance, and Chief Staff Officer. I Retired in 2000 as a LCDR. I live in the San Diego area. In 24 years of naval service, I think the VP outfits were the best!..." [BIO UPdated 23JAN2005 | BIO Updated 21JAN2002 | BIO Updated 28MAY2000 | E-Mail Updated 07FEB2000 | 05MAY98]

COLBY, Jon jonathan.colby@lmco.com "...Served in VP-62 from 1978 to 1982 then moved to VP-94 until 1987 then back to VP-62 for transition to P-3CIII. Since retiring from VP-62 in 89 and working with Jim Hewitt in Thailand, then to Greece for a year then back to Thailand for (Lockheed Martin) with a new Thai Wife and daughter. Back in the US for tour at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in VX-20 Flight Test. Now a C130J Avionics FSR for Lockheed Martin at Little Rock..." [03FEB2005]

CONLAN, ADC(AC) Edward T. Retired econlan@suffolk.lib.ny.us "...Served with O&R Flight Test, NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, from 1952-1954; served with VP-24 from 1954-1956; served with VP-834, VP-832, VP-62R2, VP-66 at NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Privilege to serve with all great members. Hope to see/hear from old friends..." [BIO Updated 30JUN2001 | 08JAN2000]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...CONLAN, ADC Edward Thomas...My Father, ADC Edward Thomas CONLAN, was in the Navy from March 1952 through September 1979. Dad passed away September 22, 2002. He served with O&R Flight Test (1952-1954) at NAS Quonset Point, Rhode Island, VP-24 (1954-1956), VP-834, VP-832, VP-62R2 and VP-66 at NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." Contributed by Brenda Conlan-O'Brien brenda.obrien@comcast.net [14OCT2023]

CORNETT, AFCM MIKE chuck7197@aol.com "...Just finished a short tour at VP-62, yes my 3rd one. On my way to VP-94. Will be ther in Oct 98. Drop in or drop a line when your in town..." [06JUL98]

CATON, AMCS/AW L. W. Retired lcaton@medcoinc.com "...I served with VP-62 (TAR/QA/SCPO) and retired September 1987..." [08DEC2012]

CUNNINGHAM, AWCM William S. "Spence" awcspenc@bellsouth.net "...I spent just shy of 9 years on active duty with VP-45 from 1982 to 1987 and made the NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1982), NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (1983-1984) and NAS Bermuda (1986) deployments. Also participated in the "Battle of Bermuda" exercise in 1985. After that I transferred to VP-30 for instructor duty, where I had a hand in 2F140 WST acceptance, cementing the Update III track in place, and working the ill-fated P-7 project! From there, I separated and joined the Naval Reserve in August 1990 with VP-62. The Reserves has been good to me as I have advanced from an AW1 in 1990 to AWCM in 2001. At VP-62, I serve in the CMC's office as the "Gold Wing SEA" and SS-1 on Combat Aircrew Eight. On the outside, I am with LSI providing curriculum support to VP-30. I would love to hear from old "airmates" (nod to Terry Snyder) from VP-45 and VP-30!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04DEC2003 | 00XX97]

DAEGELE, AD1 Robert "DAG" rdaegele@clinic.net "...Hello Shipmates! I started my navy career on 27 DEC 85 at RTC Orlando Florida. I then went to VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 86-89, then on to VP-62 where I was TAD to AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Florida from 89-93. I then went to AIMD NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, then I became a plank owner in VQ-11 out of NAS Brunswick, Maine 97-99. Now due to the disestablishing of VQ-11 I will be trading the P-3 for a C-130 at VR-62 out of NAS Brunswick, Maine. I would be proud to hear from any shipmates that I may have served with..." [BIO Updated 17NOV99 | 11MAR98]

DANIELS, Danny dansfarm@hotmail.com "...I became a VP'er right out of A-School in 1967. I was originally assigned to VP-30 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, until I joined the TAR program in 1972 while stationed with VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. In 1976 I graduated from FE school and became an original plankower of VP-93 from 1976 to 1979. In 1979 I was transferred to VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. In 1982 I again was reassigned to VP-67 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. From 1985 until my retirement in 1989 I was a VP-94 Crawfisher. I will always look fondly at my career in the squadrons and friends I was blessed to be associated with..." [E-Mail Updated 24JUN2009 | 03MAY99]

DOUGHTY, AE1 Michael doughtymw@aol.com "...I served with VP-5 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from January 1971 until March 1974. The day I got out of VP-5, I walked down the street and joined VP-62. I stayed in VP-62 until I grduated from the University of Florida in June 1981 and moved to Knoxville, TN. I went to bootcamp in Orlando, FL, AE "A" School at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, and P-3 "C" School at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, before reporting to VP-5. Over the years I deployed to NS Rota, Spain,NAS Sigonella, Sicily and NAS Bermuda..." [09NOV2009]

DECKER, ARM2 Jim Jdecker113@cs.com "...Was an ARM2/c with FAW-4, HEDRON and a loaner to VPB-62 for a time back in 43 - 45 on Amchitka. Also filled in on PV patrols, top turret. What a ride compared to the PBY's. Used to laugh at the Army P40 guys mess with our homecoming from patrol. We could easily out-turn them in a circle and nail 'em.....By the way, since the underground atomic test explosion on Amchitka, the place is now known as Amka".....(They blew the "chit" out of it !!!) Best regards and good health to all the guys who flew the "Empire Express" hops and to all the "fix-it" guys that kept 'em flying..." [10MAR2001]

DeGRAUWE, AO1 Michael captbeyond@mindspring.com "...Still flying in the reserves and see many of the squadrons patches on the old flight jackets, that is, of squadrons long gone including my old one of VP-65...I flew with VP-56, 78-80 and still flying with VP-62 today. Jets are for kids!!..." [BIO Updated 30DEC98 | 27NOV98]

DeMEESTER, Jack Retired DEMEESTER@prodigy.net "...Living in Dallas, GA working for Delta Airlines. Spent the majority of my twenty years as a P-3 Flight Engineer, serving in VP-5, VP-62, VP-60, and VP-90. I would love to hear from past Shipmates to remember these great days of VP-NAVY..." [26OCT99]

DENISON, Charles T. ctd5@bellsouth.net "...I am a plank owner and the first Maintenance Chief of VP-62 from September 1970 to 1974. I would like to hear from any of you out their who were in the squadron during this period. I would also like to know of any plans for a squadron Reunion. Thanks and smooth flying..." [29JUL2006]

DeRIVERA, AT1 Thomas Retired derivera1@gmail.com "...NS Rota, Spain (1977-1980 and 1999-2006), VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1980-1982), VP-68 at both NAWC-AD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NAF Washington, D.C. (Andrews AFB) (1983-1984), VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California (1985-1988) and VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1990-1999). I was an "I-level" Avionics Mmaintainer, but did my share of preflights and vacuuming out the electric bays of P-3's as well! My most interesting P-3 related assignment was as a contractor at Naval Air Development Center Warminster where we moved over 100 research labs to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland as a result of a BRAC closure. We found some pretty interesting stuff tucked away in that base!! BTW, now I direct a Hospitality House here in NS Rota, Spain. We work with the Base chapel to provide a home away from home atmosphere for the military community. We love seeing our Navy friends whenever they pass through. Updated: Moved back to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania area from NS Rota, Spain in 2006 and finally retired from Reserves after 30 years. We moved from Philadelphia to NSA Naples, Italy..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 24MAR2010 | BIO Updated 04SEP2006 | BIO Updated 02NOV2005 | BIO Updated 03JUL2002 | E-Mail Updated 05JUN2002 | 23MAY99]

DICKENS, AT1 William P. Retired #119;dickens@cox.net "...I served with VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida aboard the P2V and P-3A as a Radio Operator and VAW-78 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia..." [12FEB2021]

DIETZEN, CAPTAIN (sel) John jdietzen@juno.com "...I graduated from Auburn University, Auburn, AL, where he received my commission through the NROTC program. I earned my naval flight officer wings in May 1985. In April 1986 I reported to VP-16, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, where I qualified as Navigator/Communicator, Tactical Coordinator, Mission Commander, and Instructor Tactical Coordinator onboard the P-3CUII.5 aircraft. I completed two overseas deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. My following shore tour was as a CPW-11 staff officer. During this tour, I served as an Antisubmarine Warfare Operations Center (ASWOC) watch officer, a Weapons System Trainer (WST) instructor, and the Mission Control & Evaluation (MC & E) Officer. I earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida in 1991. I transferred to the Naval Reserve in August 1991, affiliating with VP-62. During my tenure at VP-62, I held positions as Training Officer, assistant Admin Officer, Tactics Officer, Maintenance Admin Officer, and Executive Assistant. My aircrew duties include Navigator/Communicator, Tactical Coordinator (TACCO), Mission Commander, alternate TACCO NATOPS Instructor and TACCO PQS instructor onboard the P-3CUIII aircraft. In 1998, I graduated "with distinction" from the Naval War College Non-Resident Seminar Program. In October 1999, I affiliated with Patrol Wing 1174 as a Weapons System Trainer (WST) instructor and was selected to be the unit's Executive Officer in September 2000. In October 2002, he assumed command of NAS Jacksonville, Florida 0274. I am the Vice President of Commercial Relationships for CenterBank in Jacksonville and reside in Orange Park, FL, with my wife, Carol, & daughter, Laura..." [26AUG2004]

DiFIORE, AD1 John JOHNP3.difiore@netchannel.net "...I am currently with VP-62 as a recent graduate of flight enginner school.I served with VP-49 from 82-85 and in VP-30 from 85-89 I'd love to here from anybody who served with these squadrons..." [05JAN98]

DiVONA, CWO3 Mike Retired mvdivona@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-10 (1978) as a P-3 FE, two year tour on H-1s, VP-19 (1983-1986), NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania (1986-1989), commissioned and reported to VP-62 (1989-1992), VP-64 (1993-1994) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and retired. Spent 15 years in construction and now have a great job with Lockheed as a A&P mechanic at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida..." [23NOV2011]

Memorial Picture "...DORSETT, CDR Ralph Anthony Sr... CDR Ralph Anthony Dorsett, Sr., USNR (RET), 67, died on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 at Serenity Gate after a 15 month illness with cancer. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday at the Perry First Baptist Church with Dr. Gene Bowman and Rev. Bob Price offciating. Rev. Rick Parker will officiate at Evergreen Cemetery and the Navy will provide Full Military Honors. The family will receive friends at the residence, 1100 Ridge Circle South, Perry. Mr. Dorsett was born on November 19, 1939 in Byron, Georgia, the son of the late Marvin and Maggie Ruth Dorsett. He was preceded in death by his son, Ralph Anthony (Rad) Dorsett, Jr., and his brother, Kemp Dorsett. A member of the Perry Frist Baptist Church, he was in the Buice Sunday School Class. CDR Dorsett served as an anti submarine warfare plane commander with VP-44 while on active duty in the United States Navy. He continued to serve his country for 17 additional years in the Navy Reserves with VP-62, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, retiring in 1995. He began farming with his father in 1976, land that has been in his family since 1856. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the E. H. Cheek Scholarship Fund, on the Board of Directors of Houston County Farm Bureau, Board of Directors of the Perry-Houston County Airport Authority, Board of Trust for the Westfield Schools, member of the Houston County Young Farmers and Agribusinessmen's Assocation and member of the Order of the Daedalians. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Joan Roper Dorsett; sister, Sally D. Bazemore (Ken) of Byron; brother, Jimmy Dorsett (Brenda) of Norcross; sister-in-law, Nancy Dorsett Wadsworth (Ray) of Arley, Alabama; nine nieces and nephews. The family suggests donations to the E.H. Cheek Scholarship Fund, c/o Dr. Argene Claxton, Perry High School, 1307 North Ave., Perry, Georgia 31069 or Heart of Georgia Hospice, 103 Westridge Drive, Warner Robins, Georgia 31088 - Houston Daily Journal 12/04/06..." WebSite: Houston Daily Journal http://news.mywebpal.com/partners/963/public/news767085.html [06DEC2006]

DROUSE, AW2 Edward (SS-1/2) Shipmate PixCirca 1988 jedrouse@netzero.net "...I served in VP-5 from July '87 to Apr '91. Was assigned to CAC-7 as a SS-2 for NAS Sigonella, Sicily deployment. I was the SS-1 on CAC-8 in NAS Bermuda. Had alot of wild times with this squadron! I left active duty and served in VP-93 from JUN '91 - SEP '94. Went from flying Update IIII P-3C's to P-3B's 'Superbees" A/C. Good squadron with a 'work hard/play hard' philosophy. One of the best kept secrets in the Navy. Miss the "Sunday Musters" at the 'Molehole.' Rolled into VP-68 in OCT '94 upon disestablishment of VP-93. About half of the "Detroit Crew" airlifted to NAF Andrews, Maryland until we shut the lights off there in NOV '96. Made my first NAS Keflavik, Iceland det with VP-68. After shutting down VP-68, got orders to VP-92 at NAS Brunswick, Maine in DEC '96. I drilled there until JAN '98 when I went IRR. Re-affiliated with the Naval Air Reserves in OCT 2004, got orders to VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Currently serving proudly as a "Broad-Arrow" in the ASW capital of the fleet..." [PIX Added 31DEC2004 | BIO Updated 02DEC2004 | 16DEC2001]

DUDLEY, Robert E. REDUDLEY@prodigy.net "...Served with VP-56 1967-70, VP-66 1970-72, VP-62 1972-76, and VP-94 1976-77..." [23JAN99]

DURHAM, AVCM Roy Retired gsd1941@mediaone.net "...VP-93 plank owner 1976-1977. VP-62 1972-1976. P2 Neptune aircrew NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [18JUL98]

DYER, LCDR Dave (USNR) Retired dcd50@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-23 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-93 at NAF Detroit, Michigan, VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, ASWOC 374 (CPRW-11) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and then retired..." [28JUN2011]

EASTABROOKS, David eastabrook@comcast.net "...I served with VP-60 from 1981-1985 and VP-62 from 1985-1991. Glad to see so many of my fellow Shipmates at this site..." [E-Mail Updated 11MAR2007 | 17AUG2003]

EBERSOLE, Steve sd8251@gmail.com "...I served with VP-68 (1971-1976), VP-66 (1976-1979), VP-94 (1979-1984), VP-62 (1984-1989), VP-92 (1989-1993), VP-90 (1993-1994), NAVAIRES NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1994- Retirement). Best to all VPers. VP RULES!!..." [E-Mail Updated 19JAN2014 | E-Mail Updated 18FEB2005 | E-Mail Updated 09DEC2004 | 25AUG97]

ESPOSITO, Charles J. cespos@aol.com "...I joined the Naval Air Reserve January 1967 at NAS New York, New York in the 4 x 10 program. After Boot Camp, AFUN P School, Electronics A School and AX school (all in NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee) I finished my active duty for training and was assigned to VP-837 in November of 1967. I don't know exactly when but after the call up for the Pueblo Crisis in 1968 the Reserves were reorganized and VP-62 was created at NAS New York, New York. VP-62 Flew to NAS Jacksonville, Florida for our 2 weeks ACTDUTRA in the spring of 1970. We were on ACTDUTRA when the Mail Strike occurred. In the fall of 1970 NAS New York, New York was decommissioned and our P2Vs left us and so did our squadron name. We were assigned to something like a NARDIV group..." [23JAN2009]

FADER, Eric "DARTH" efader@hotmail.com "...Hail to all Reserve P-3 guys!!! and a rousing HELLO! To all that I have served with. All the Executioners of VP-93 from Sep'84 - Jul'92...the Totems of VP-69 from Jul'92 - Jul'96 and the Broadarrows of VP-62 from Jul-'96 to now. It has been my honor being a small part of some of the Greatest Maritime Patrol Squadrons ever assembled...through the hard times and the good times (they all were good once you take the time to remember). It would be great to here from you so drop a line...DARTH..." [26APR98]

FAVA, CDR Mark C. Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...Commander Mark C. Fava is from Charleston, South Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Naval ROTC Scholarship. IN 1985, upon graduation from UNC, CDR Fava was commissioned and reported to NAS Pensacola, Florida for Naval Flight Officer training. After initial training at Pensacola, he then was assigned to the Naval Air training Unit, Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, California, where he received his NFO wings in the fall of 1986. In February of 1987, CDR Fava joined the "Dragons" of VP-56 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. While in VP-56, he qualified as P-3C Navigator/Communicator and TACCO and Mission Commander. He served as Legal Officer and NFO NATOPS Officer and made deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. As a Special Projects Officer, CDR Fava also made numerous detachments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and NS Rota, Spain. While at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, CDR Fava was recognized by the Association of Naval Aviation as the NAS Jacksonville Naval Flight Officer of the Year in the fall of 1989. In February of 1990, CDR Fava was selected to serve as the Flag Lieutenant for Commander, Patrol Wings Atlantic, then located in NAS Brunswick, Maine. From 1990 until the fall of 1991, he served on the staff of Rear Admiral "Jake" Tobin and Rear Admiral Jon Coleman as flag aide. In the fall of 1991, CDR Fava joined VP-62 leaving active military service to attend the University of South Carolina School of Law. He graduated from law school in 1994 serving initially as a federal judicial law clerk in Charleston, South Carolina and subsequently practicing law with private law firms their until August of 2001 when he joined Delta Air Lines as their Chief Operations Attorney. As a member of VP-62, CDR Fava has performed active duty in Italy, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, Panama, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and Norway. In 1994, he was recognized by Naval Reserve Association as the Jacksonville area Reserve Naval Flight Officer of the Year. While in VP-62, he has served as the Quality Assurance Officer, Operations Officer, Executive Assistant to the Commanding Officer and as Detachment Officer-in-Charge..." [16JUN2005]

FIACCO, LCDR Bob "Penguin" robert.fiacco@navy.mil"...I served with VXE-6, VP-24, VP-64 and VP-62. Enjoying the TAR life, but look forward to retirement in 2009! I am still painting; see my website ( http://www.robertfiacco.com/ ) for some PB4Y-2/PBY/P2/P-3C/ paintings...including aircraft of VP-24 and VP-62. Take care..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20MAR2007 | 00XX97]

FICKLING, AWCS Richard Retired p3css1@aol.com "...I served in VP-45, VP-62, VP-60, VP-68 and a couple of ASWOC/TSC tours. Retired 12/94, the year before VP-68 Disestablished. Now employeed by Lockheed Martin as the Project Engineer for the acoustic subsystems - maritime programs. (P-3s & LAMPS MK III)...."

FLETCHER, AWC Mike Retired awcfletch@aol.com "...I served with VP-50 (1974-1978) and flew with Crew (Easy) Three (Doc Frye and Tom Meadows were my SeaDaddies and Danny Peterson (Animal) my SS1), VP-93 (01/1978-12/1986) and flew with Crew (Randys Roaches) Six, Reserve Antisubmarine Warfare Training Center (RESASWTRACEN) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1986-1989), VP-62 (1989-1993) and retired in 1993..." [13MAR2012]

FRANK, Gordon W. gorkat@powerweb.net "...I served with VP-62 and VPB-104 from 1943 to 1946. I sure wish there was more history posted for those timeframes..." [04MAR2000]

FROHNE, CDR C. Thomas t@frohne.com "...1973 Pilot assigned to VP-22 flying P-3A's, two deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan with Hong Kong R&R's . SAR with VP-94 in 1973-74 flying SP2H7's (10 terror ridden hours) and back to the P-3A and B's with VP-62 in Jacksonville until 1984. Does anybody have the Falcon code book from Yankee Station?..." [E-Mail Updated 05JUN2006 | 09JAN2001]

FULLER, LCDR Scott Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...Lieutenant Commander Fuller, a native of Lockport, New York, graduated from the University of Rochester and was commissioned an Ensign in May of 1991. Following Flight Training, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in March 1993. Upon completion of Fleet Replacement Training at VP-30 in February 1994, Lieutenant Commander Fuller reported for his first operational tour with the "War Eagles" of VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Serving as ASW TACCO and NFO Training Officer, he deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. He was also designated a Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator, Mission Commander, Instructor TACCO and a NATOPS Instructor TACCO. In January of 1997, Lieutenant Commander Fuller returned to the "Pro's Nest" of VP-30 to serve as a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructor. While assigned to VP-30 he served as a member of the ASUW Improvement Program (AIP) Fleet Introduction Team (FIT), where he was responsible for the introduction of AIP aircraft throughout the P-3 community. After a year of serving on the FIT, he led the Fleet NATOPS Team as the Senior NFO Evaluator. Designations included FRS Instructor TACCO, Mission Commander, AIP FIT Instructor, Instructor Under Training (IUT) Instructor and Fleet NATOPS Evaluator. In January 1999, Lieutenant Commander Fuller was accepted into the Training and Administration of Reserve (TAR) Program and reported to the Reserve ASW Training Center (RATCEN) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, where he served as the Training Officer, Block Modification Upgrade Program (BMUP) Transition Officer and Director of Training. While at RATCEN he developed and led the Naval Reserve through its transition from the P-3C Update II/II.5 to the most advanced ASW platform, the BMUP aircraft. After a rewarding tour at RATCEN, Lieutenant Commander Fuller reported back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida in September 2002 where he served as the Training Officer and Maintenance Officer for the VP-62 "Broadarrows." While with the Broadarrows, Lieutenant Commander Fuller detached to NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan and NAS Sigonella, Sicily in support of the Global War on Terrorism. In November 2003, he screened for Officer-in-Charge (OIC) and was slated to be the OIC for the VP-92 "Minuteman," where he currently is serving...." [19JUN2005]

FUSS, Phil phil3@mediaone.net "...I started my VP Navy career in NAS Norfolk, Virginia, VP-56, P2V's in 1967, then Pax River VP-56 again, P-3's, NAS Jacksonville, Florida VP-56 and VP-62, ComFairMed Staff in NAF Naples, Italy and finished up as Admin Officer at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. Prior to all that, I was enlisted (AT1) on the West Coast VA-212 (FJ-4B's then A4D-1's), USS Lexington, VS-35 USS Hornet (S2F-3's), with mini cruises in USS Kitty Hawk with VS-35. I was an enlisted air crewman on the West Coast, then became an NFO in P2's, then moved up to the front seat in P-3's..." [16JUL2000]

GALLO, Tom tgallo@baynetworks.com "...If you served in VP-62 from '88 to '97 and our paths crossed (or I knocked you out of your seat with a landing!). Please let me know how you are doing these days. God Bless you and your families. TG..." [07JAN98]

GANTT, CAPTAIN Jerry L. Retired jerry.gantt@maxwell.af.mil "...I joined VP-16 in February 1969 along with four other "War Eagles" from Auburn University. There I completed qualifications for Mission Commander in the P-3A "Orion" aircraft and held collateral duties as Public Affairs Officer. Our operational deployments included NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, tracking the first Soviet nuclear submarine detected in the Gulf of Mexico; NATO Maritime Patrol School in Londonderry, Northern Ireland; NATO exercises in Norway; and routine ASW missions from NAS Bermuda, the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I was released from active duty in December 1971 and affiliated with the Naval Air Reserve and was assigned to VP-62. In addition to leading a top-rated aircrew, I held ground positions in every department, including three department head assignments, to round out more than 13 years in the reserve squadron. I was transferred to the Individual Ready Reserve where he held command of the Naval Air Facility Mayport, Fla., reserve augment unit (NAF-0174) and Volunteer Training Unit 7474 (VTU-7474). I also performed active duty for training (ADT) assignments in the Pentagon, Naval War College, Navy Postgraduate School, Air University and National Defense University. I was recalled to active duty in 1991 and designated Project RESTAR (Reserve Transition and Recognition) Officer for Naval Air Reserve NAS Jacksonville, Florida responsible for the welfare and recognition of more than 400 reservists mobilized during the Gulf War. I was awarded a Navy Commendation Medal and Letters of Commendation as "the architect of an innovative, effective and extremely successful (public affairs) program." I remained affiliated with the Naval Air Reserve until his retirement in 1997 with the grade of Captain (O-6) and 30 years of commissioned service. My military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with gold star, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (5 awards), National Defense Medal with bronze star, Humanitarian Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon with two bronze stars, and Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization device and silver hour glass. I returned to my hometown as a public affairs instructor at the Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL..." [20AUG2004]

GEIGER, Butch Geigerap@navair.navy.mil "...Served in VP-62 from Oct 82 til Sep 85 as a weekend warrior while I went to college. Came back on active duty and am on my last tour. Best group of folks I ever worked with..." [03NOV98]

GENSCH, AVCM Mike grynsch@verizon.net "...VP-65 AT3-AT2, Jun '78 - Oct '81, VP-66 AT1-ATC Aug '86 - Jan '91, VP-62 ATC-ATCS Jan '91 - Jun '94, VP-66 ATCS Jun '94 - Jun '96, and VP-64 ATCS-AVCM. I have been with VP-64 from JUN '96-Present..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated March 16MAR2010 | Updated 20MAR98]

GIBSON, AMS2 R. Keith russell.k.gibson@lmco.com "...I was on active duty with VP-62 from 1989-1993 as an AMS2. Is there any one in the squadron that served during that time? If so please contact me via e-mail. I am currently drilling with VR-46 NAS Atlanta, Georgia as a reservist..." [14JUN2003]

GIGGEY, ADC Larry E. Sr. Retired legmag@comcast.net "...Served with VP-62 from 1970 to 1973 (P2V-7 to P-3A) as a FE, VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois (P2V-7 to P-3A) as a FE (made ADC in 1976), VP-92 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts from 1977 to 1980 (P-3A) (my PPC was LCDR Steve Keith, now Adm. Keith CNAVRES) and VP-62 (P-3B) from 1980 to 1982 (when I retired). I now work at NADEP NAS Jacksonville, Florida and would like to hear from anyone I had the good fortune to serve and fly with. I don't miss the Navy as much as I miss all of you..." [E-Mail Updated 18APR2006 | 26APR99]

GILK, Brian bgilk@agfirst.com "...As an OSAM NFO I am untainted by Active Duty VP! I've been with VP-62 since Oct. 90. I reported as the only Ensign among a zillion Commanders. After almost 8 years in the squadron, I am still one of the most junior Officers! Served with CACs 5, 14 and now 12. Been to NAS Bermuda (2), NS Rota, Spain (2), NAS Sigonella, Sicily (3), PR (3), Key West (3), NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and Andoya..." [07APR98]

GILKEY, Mike MikeGjax@aol.com or MGJAX@juno.com "...Flight Engineer with VP-22 1965/1970. Became a Tar in 1971 and operated with VP-91, VP-65, VP-60, VP-68, VP-62. Retired in 1988. Currently a B-747 Flight Engineer with Southern Air Transport..." [18DEC97]

GOESEL, MSC K.C. Retired kcgoesel@cox.net "...I served with VP-62 (1979-1989) as an MS-1, MSC and Career Counselor. My cooks put together a squadron pig roast when we were deployed to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal..." [07APR2016]

GOSHORN, Don vprep@daccess.net "...VP-18 P2V7s 61-63, VP-30 IFT instructor 65-67 P-3A/B/C, VP-45 67-70 P-3A/B, VP-30 70-75 P-3C, WST/OFT Tech (civil service) 2F69D, 14B44, 2F87T, 14B35..NAESU Rep VP-5..VP-62 P-3C UDIII..presently with LSI on the P-3 AIP birds in tech pub creation..." [BIO Updated 15AUG98]

GRANADE, LT Bill bgranade@ozline.net "...I started my VP training with VP-30 RAG, NAS Jacksonville, Florida summer of 1967 P2V-7E. Next to VP-7 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, early fall of 67. Moved thru the Nav, Co-pilot & made PPC with VP-7 in the spring of 1969; also, got married 3-7-69. Transferred to VP-45 NAS Jacksonville, Florida and made the annual Unitas 10 Cruise to South America, June to Dec 69. On returning to NAS Jacksonville, Florida tranfered to the reserves VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida. After 6 months of civilian life returned to active duty in NAS Pensacola, Florida in June 70 as a Flight Instructor flying RC45-J (Twin Beech) at the Navy Photo School (NATTU). Released from active duty in June of 72. Still married to Cathy after all these years, one daughter,Holly 27. Retired from Baxter Healthcare after 19 years in Jan. 1999. Gone fishing..." [22MAY2001]

GREER, AO2 Sam nnn0syr@navymars.org "...I served with VP-5 (Crew 12) from 1953-1956 (P-2V5s, 5Fs, and later P-2V7's), VP-671 NAS Atlanta, Georgia from l963-1975, and VP-62 from l978 to l989..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2003 | 22MAR98]

GUILLAUME, AWC Christopher Retired diver_cjg@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-26 from September 1980 to July 1986, CPW-5 from October 1986 to January 1991, ONI from January 1991 to December 1993, NR TSC-966 from December 1993 to December 1998 and VP-62 from December 1998 to July 2000. I currently live in Charleston, SC and working at SPAWAR..." [05JAN2007]

GINN, AW2 Neil neilginn@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-67B-1 at NAS Atlanta, Georgia from 1969 to 1970 (including 4X10 at NAS Millington, Tennessee and NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania) and VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (Crew 13) from 1970 to 1976 with numerous deployments to NS Rota, Spain..." [24JUN2009]

GUSTAVSON, AT2 Sean gussraiders@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-62 from 1998 to 2001 with most of my time was spent at AIMD NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I got to see NS Roosevelt Roads, PR (wow). I transfered to VFA-203, augmented to AIMD in Fort Worth TX. VFA-203 was disestablished soon so I got orders to VR-58 for February 2004. I can't wait to get out of TX - FL is where I belong..." [05SEP2003]

HEADLEY, AXCS Dan Retired dheadley@hcstechnologies.com "...I served with VP-30 from 1970 to 1972 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-66 from 1976 to 1979 as an IFT, VP-62 from 1980 to 1985, VP-68 from 1985 to 1990, and the MMF at NAF Washington, D.C. from 1990 to 1992. Retired in 1992 to Reedsville, WV near Morgantown..." [15MAY2003]

HELTON, James "Corky" james_helton@hotmail.com "...Flew as flight engineer with VP-23, 72-77. Retired July 93, VP-62, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Now living in Daytona Beach area..." [20FEB99]

HERBST, Marvin E. (Marv) marherbst7@AOL.com "...I joined VP-24 in May 1941 after completing flight school at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas 3 March , 1941. CO was CDR Fitzimmons. Went to NAS Midway Island on 6 June. Returned to NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii around 1 July and went to NOB Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides Islands, Tulagi and NAB Henderson/Carney Field, Guadalcanal flying patrols fron those bases. Detached about 1 July 1943 to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington for PPC school. Any one else served with VP-24 during that time? Let me know...My crew and I joined VP-62 as a replacement for another crew that was lost at sea. That was in February 1944 at Amchitka. We served at Amchitka until October 24, 1944 and was ordered to NAS Hutchinson, Kansas to check out in the PB4Y. Any of the members of that Squadron around anymore? Would be great to hear from you..." [BIO Updated 02JUN2003 | 29MAY2003]

HEWITT, CWO4 Marion J. Retired laquazar@aol.com or jhewitt@lsijax.com "...Served with VP-62 from June 1986 through December 1989. Served as Maintenance Material Control Officer during their transition from P-3BMod to Update III. Received our first Production Update III, Buno 163001 in 1988 and made our first deployment with the Update III in the summer of 1989 to NS Rota, Spain. I retired December 1989..." [30DEC97]

HIGUERA, AE2(FE/AW) Louis louis@smart-inc.com "...I served with VP-62 and VP-65. Still working with theme parks - 18 years later. Miss my time as an FE and wish I stayed in. All the best!..." [27MAR2009]

HILDEBRAND, LCDR Joseph J. "JJ" Retired jjhopfl@aol.com "...I served with VP-48 from 1980 to 1983, VP-0545 and VP-62at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1988 to 1991. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [29SEP2009]

HINELY, Bob rhinely@hargray.com "...I was with VP-62 from 1976-1982, then to HS-75 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, then back to NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a NARJAX instructor, on to NAF Washington, D.C. as SP, and my last tour before retiring was in RTC Orlando as a red-roper. Thanks, John-Boy!..." [E-Mail Updated 05MAR2002 | 11JUN2001]

HIRE, Kathryn P. (Kay) http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/hire.html "...After earning her Naval Flight Officer Wings in October 1982, Hire conducted worldwide airborne oceanographic research missions with VXN-8 based at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. She flew as Oceanographic Project Coordinator, Mission Commander and Detachment Officer-in-Charge on board the specially configured P-3 aircraft. Hire instructed student naval flight officers in the classroom, simulator, and on board the T-43 aircraft at the Naval Air Training Unit on Mather Air Force Base, California. She progressed from Navigation Instructor through Course Manager to Curriculum Manager and was awarded the Air Force Master of Flying Instruction. In January 1989, Hire joined the Naval Air Reserve at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Her tours of duty included Squadron Augment Unit VP-0545 and Anti-submarine Warfare Operations Center 0574 and 0374. Hire became the first female in the United States assigned to a combat aircrew when she reported to VP-62 on May 13, 1993. As a Patrol Plane Navigator/Communicator she deployed to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone. Hire later served with CV-63 USS Kittyhawk 0482, Tactical Support Center 0682, Commander Seventh Fleet Detachment 111, and U.S.Naval Central Command Detachment 108. NASA EXPERIENCE: Hire began work at the Kennedy Space Center in May 1989, first as an Orbiter Processing Facility 3 Activation Engineer and later as a Space Shuttle Orbiter Mechanical Systems Engineer for Lockheed Space Operations Company. In 1991 she certified as a Space Shuttle Test Project Engineer (TPE) and headed the checkout of the Extravehicular Mobility Units (spacesuits) and Russian Orbiter Docking System. She was assigned Supervisor of Space Shuttle Orbiter Mechanisms and Launch Pad Swing Arms in 1994. Selected by NASA in December 1994, Hire reported to the Johnson Space Center in March 1995. After a year of training, she worked in mission control as a spacecraft communicator (CAPCOM). Hire flew as Mission Specialist-2 on STS-90 Neurolab (April 17 to May 3, 1998). During the 16-day Spacelab flight the seven member crew aboard Space Shuttle Columbia served as both experiment subjects and operators for 26 life science experiments focusing on the effects of microgravity on the brain and nervous system. The STS-90 flight orbited the Earth 256 times, covered 6.3 million miles, and logged over 381 hours in space. Hire currently serves as the Astronaut Office Lead for Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL), Shuttle Payloads, and Flight Crew Equipment. Hire has been recalled to active duty in the United States Navy. JANUARY 2003..." [16JUN2003]

HODGE, CDR Robert "Bert" Retired lonesomebert@gmail.com "...I served with VP-26 (1969-1971), VP-62 (1971-1973) and VP-92 (1974-1982). Compliments of the Cold War I deployed to places like NAS Bermuda, NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. I am living in St. Augustine, FL and have a second career as a musician underway - want to jam? I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 15NOV2013 | 23JUL2004]

HOLMES, AMH2 R.C. rcholmes56@gmail.com "...I served with VP-62 (1975-1980) in Corrosion Control and Airframe Shops, NAF Detroit, Michigan (1980-1984) in "intermediate" maintenance level supporting P-3's (VP-93) and C-118's, VAQ-309 (1984-198) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington where I continued working "intermediate" maintenance in support of the P-3 and A6 "intruder" aircraft until medically discharged in 1985 due to back problems. Currently live in West Virginia and would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [07JUL2015]

HOWARD, AD2 Gregory "Howie" h0wie3032@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-62 (1991-1997) in the Mech Shop working on the P-3 and AIMD NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (1997-2001) in the Engine Shop, Prop Shop and Prop Control Test Shop working on T-56-14 and T-56-11 and related systems. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [01OCT2012]

HOWE, AD1 David Retired howe6310@charter.net "...I served with VP-5 (Second Mechanic) from 1975 to 1979, VP-62 (SELRES) fom June 1979 to November 1979, VP-93 (F/E Both as a SELRES and then a TAR) from January 1980 to December 1989, VP-65 from 1989 to December 1993 and finishing with VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana..." [E-Mail Updated 13JUN2008 | E-Mail Updated 11APR2000 | 02OCT98]

HUTCHISON, AOC (AW/NAC) Keith A. hutch_pro@yahoo.com "...I went through VP-31 from November 1989 to April 1990, VP-40 from April 1990 to May 1993, VP-30 for instructor duty from June 1993 to June 1996, and VP-62 from June 1996 to August 2001. I am going to be retiring after 25 years of service September 19th, 2004 (Sunday) at 14:00 at the NAS Jacksonville, Florida Base Theater. I hope that any of my old Shipmates and friends who can see this can come and be a part. Thanks to everyone for making my tenure and career in the Navy sooo great. I hope to see you at my retirement!..." [02SEP2004]

HYLAND, CDR Pat phyland@concentric.net "...Served in VP-50 (85-89), VP-31 (89-91), TAR with VP-62 (94-97) and now OIC VP-66. Looking for information on anyone from the Blue Dragons CAC-5 and/or CAC-6. The NMRE Crew!..." [18MAY98]

JACKSON, CDR Guy D. Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...CDR Guy D. Jackson, a native of Marietta, Georgia, received his commission from the United States Naval Academy in 1987. After basic aviation traing at NAS Pensacola and advanced navigator traing at Mather AFB, CA, he earned his Naval Flight Officer (NFO) wings in April 1989. He reported to NAS Jacksonville, Florida for Fleet replacement P-3C NFO training at VP-30; followed by his first Fleet tour with VP-45. At VP-45 he served as Assistant CMS Officer, Personnel Officer, AW Division Officer, NFO Training Officer, Instructor at the Navigator / Communicator (NAVCOMM) and Tactical Coordinator (TACCO) positions, and Training Department Head. Serving three years with VP-45, he deployed throughout the North Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and Caribbean in the P-3C Update III. He returned to VP-30 as a Fleet Replacement Instructor in November 1992. While at "The Pro's Nest" he instructed in the P3C Update 2, Update 2.5 and Update 3. He also served as Aircrew Coordination Training (ACT) Officer, AE/AO Branch Officer and Instructor TACCO. In February 1995, CDR Jackson joined VP-62 leaving active duty service to pursue an MBA. He joined Coopers & Lybrand in 1996 working in the business assurance practice. In 1998 he took a position as Controller for a Caterpillar dealership. In 2001 he joined Southeast Atlantic Beverage as the Vice President of Finance and CFO. While serving in VP-62 he has held numerous billets including Assistant Operations Officer, AV/ARM Division Officer, Command Services Department Head, Administrative Officer, Maintenance Officer and Executive Assistant. In 1996, he was recognized by the Naval Reserve Association as the Jacksonville Area Naval Flight Officer of the Year. Commander Jackson has been designated Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator, NAVCOMM Blue Card Evaluator, TACCO Blue Card Evaluator and Mission Commander. Commander Jackson was the Mission Commander for Combat Aircrew One, the first Reserve AIP crew and winner of the 2001 Liberty Bell ASW Excellence. He has participated in detachments to Iceland, Italy, Greece, Scotland, Australia, Panama, Ecuador, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Key West and Japan. His awards include the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy Achievement Medal (three awards), and various other personal and unit awards and citations..." [16JUN2005]

JAMES, LCDR H. Wynne wynne.james@hwjlaw.com "...I served with VP-5 (1968-1972) with deployments to NAS Bermuda (1969), NAS Sigonella, Sicily (1970) and NS Rota, Spain (1971) flying as a TACCO principally with crew PPC and CO Big George Barker and VP-62 (1972-1975). I survived both squadrons with Shipmate Jerry Kivett..." [16MAR2016]

JAMES, AMS3 Tom E. z71driver94@hotmail.com "...I was stationed at NAS Atlanta, Georgia from 1972-1973. VP-62 was just leaving and VR-54 arrived. I transfered to VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee in 1973 to late 74. I was in the sheetmetal shop but flew on what later became known as Ghost 5. I enjoyed P2's more than any other aircraft I ever flew on. The patch with the black and white eagle stabing the sub was the patch and tail emblem we used then..." [12JUL2002]

JOHN, CAPTAIN David F. Retired dfjohn@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-5 from May 1967 to Apr 1970 as LT(jg) and LT Plane Commander, and served as Schedules Officer, then Communications Officer. Deployed to NS Sangley Point, Philippines, NS Rota, Spain, NAS Bermuda, NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Served in VP Reserve Squadrons May 1970 to Oct 1984, including VP-62, VP-94 and VP-67, the last as Commanding Officer. Served in Naval Reserve Unit NAS Memphis, Tennessee Nov 1984 to Oct 1986 as Inspector General, retiring as Captain..." [26JUL2009]

Memorial Picture "...JOHNSTON, AMCS Brian "Pig Farmer"...Brian "Pig Farmer" Johnston was an Airframer extraordinaire and the FE Deluxe. They've only made a couple of those. He flew for VP-64 (twice), VP-67, VP-91, VP-62, RESPATWING, HC-85, and VR-58. He was the most laid-back FE I have ever known, and one of the best friends you could ever want. He died in June, 2005 of natural causes; albeit at a very young age. Brian would lay some FE knowledge on you, and no matter how far behind the power curve you (I) might have been, he would never make you (me) feel stupid. He posessed no ego whatsoever, and once he put on khaki, he never forgot where he came from. True to that credo, he always tried to pull others up to where he was. In every respect, he was a true Chief and Blue Card FE. More importantly, he was a friend. Pig Farmer is sorely missed by all of those who had the opportunity to know him..." WebSite: CenterSeat (CENTERSEAT FORUM - Main Category - IN MEMORY) http://www.centerseat.net/ [07AUG2008]

JONES, LT Buck P. Retired bpj1927@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-45 (April 1963 to February 1970 and April 1979 to September 1981), VP-49, VP-62, VT-7 and AIMD Meridian, MS. I attended Aviation "P" School in NAS Norman, Oklahoma, OK, AMS "A" and "B" School in NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VP-30 P5M Plane Captain RAG, VP-30 Det "A" P-3 FE RAG, and Warrant Officer Academy NAS Pensacola, Florida. I retired in Sep 1981. I am currently President of the Patron Four Five Association (http://www.vp45association.org). The very best to all my former Shipmates..." [05FEB2010]

JONES, ADCS AW/NAC Jack Lee Retired blackcreekjack@aol.com "...I served (FE) with VP-62, VP-93, Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNARF) P-3 Class Desk and retired in 2002..." [21JUL2013]

KENNY, ATCS Jeffrey JEFFIS1IFT@aol.com "...I'm currently assigned to CRPWP at NAS Moffett Field, California. Served in VP-65 1980-84, VP-62 1984-87, VP-91 1987-92, and VP-62 again from 1992-96 was an IFT on P-3A/B/C IFT is the best position on that aircraft love to here from shipmates..."

Memorial Picture "...KENNEY, ATCS Jeff...Passed away over a year ago and we all remember him fondly. He served with VP-91, VP-62, and VP-65. He reached the rank of Master Chief before he passed away while on Active Duty..." Contributed by Scott Sutherland sutherland.j@comcast.net [22JUN2000]

KESSNER, ADC George gakessner@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-93 (Plankowner) from March 1976 to March 1980. Best work center 110 in the fleet, MikeHuffron, Mike Childs, Doug (shake n bake), Ray Wooley and more. What a great group of guys. I also served with VP-92, VP-62, VP-69, VP-94 and VP-MAU. Good times all around. I worked on the P-3A, P-3B, P-3C and P-3 Update III..." [07MAY2010]

KINNIE, Robert (Bob) starwar345@aol.com and RWKinnie@aol.com "...I served with VP-64 from September 1972 to September 1975. ADRAR when I got there and left as an ADJ3. VP-91 from January 1976 to July 1976. ADJ3 when I got there and left as an AD2. VP-66 from July 1976 to July 1980. AD2. Back to VP-64 in July 1980 to April 1985. AD2 when I got there and left as an AD1. April 1985 went to RAIMD NAF Washington, D.C. and left in March 1989. AD1. VP-62 March 1989 to June 1993. AD1 when I got there and ADC when I left. VAQ-209 June 1993 to October 1994, Retired as an ADC..." [08SEP98]

KLINE, AOM William "Bill" Retired bkline@w-link.net "...I served with VP-62 (1946-1947) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with a deployment to NAS Adak, Alaska. I flew as a crewmember aboard the flying the PBY6A with LT Haas (Pilot), LT ???? (Co-Pilot), LT(jg) Norris (Navigator), PO3 C. J. McCarthy (Radioman), Frank Jensen (Radioman), Ernie Cronfelt (sp)(Mechanic), Kormandy (sp)(Mechanic) and Plane Captain Neidiemeyer(sp). C. J. McCarthy was a third class, ran across him in 1961 while in "AO" B school in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. He was a LCDR in A3s. One more thing for Bob Jollie of VP-891 I remember you, I was the active duty AO assigned to that squadron...I was an AOM. Retired off the USS Hancock CVA 19 Feb. 1970...July 43 through July 47 Farrgut, Idaho - AOM 'A' school, NAS Alameda, California, Los Negros' Admiralty Islands (Manus) AROU #1, AROU #4 Guam, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, FAW-4, VPB-62, (PBY) NAS Adak, Alaska USNR-Inactive July 47 through Oct 50, Oct 50 through Feb 52 CVE114 USS Rendova (Korea), Feb 52 through Oct 53 USNR Inactive Oct 53 through Sept 68, NAS Seattle, Washington, NAS Oakland, California. NATTC NAS Jacksonville, Florida (AO 'B' School), NAS Alameda, California. Oct 68 through March 70 USS Hancock CVA 19. Two WestPac tours, Viet Nam. On returning to the states after WWII, I was assigned to FAW-4, then to VP-62. Spent a tour at NAS Adak, Alaska with a great crew flying in BuNo 46655 PBY6A..." [BIO Updated 08OCT2010 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 10SEP2001 | 05JUL99]

KLIPPEL, ADC (LCDR) Joseph Retired josephklippel@msn.com Shipmate Pix "...Proud member of 8251. Tours- VQ-2 (74-79), VP-90 (80-86), VP-65 (86-90 and 94-97), VP-62 (90-94) currently a proud Minuteman (VP-92) with the Fighting 92nd at NAS Brunswick, Maine. Will be here till I change careers in June of 2000. If any VP-90 Shipmates have info on Mike Nolan, he was a selres AO2 when I left and would like to send him a line (NOTE: Several people have e-mailed me and I have his address and phone number. Thank you - 20APR98). I enjoyed every minute flying as a Naval Aviator. I retired 14 July, 2000 and am now employed with Skyway Airlines as a Quality Control Inspector in Milwaukee, WI. Good Luck and God Bless You All...In May 2004, I started flying Hurricane Hunters out of MacDill AFB in Tampa Florida for NOAA as a flight engineer. I love my job, I no longer keep my resume current as I have stopped looking for a job. Keep in touch..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 08MAY2005 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 23NOV2000 | Updated 31JAN98]

KNAPP, John john.knapp@nokia.com "...I served with VP-16 from 1971 to 1974 as a "Regular". Then again, as a reservist with VP-62 from 1979 to 1983. Ran into American AL Captain Rish Lavoy at DFW last week. Would be glad to hear from any former Squadron-mates. Jan and I have been in Tampa since 1994..." [16JUN2003]

KRAINIAK, AFCM John Retired krainiak@bellsouth.net"...I'm a retired AFCM, and did tours with P-2s, then P-3a's in VP-62, 1974-1978 as a Flight Engineer. Then the Reserve AWS School in Willow Grove, VP-67, VP-64, CRPWL, and finally retired from VP-62 in 1993. Please E-mail me if we were stationed together. It great to hear from old shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 20FEB2001 | Updated 15JUN98]

KREBS, Maynard restart1@bellsouth.net"...AD2 1825 Farm Way Middleburg Fl 32068 P-3 "Fright Injun-Ear", VP-16 (74-80), VP-64 (80-84), RESASWTRACEN, CNARF P-3 Natops (84-88), VP-62 (88-92)..." [E-Mail Updated 22SEP2001]

KRONZ, AMHC Chris chrisnjax@yahoo.com "...I am a Blue Card Flight Engineer presently serving with VP-62 in Sunny NAS Jacksonville, Florida for the second and last time - "Go BroadArrows." I have additional P-3B/B mod/and C tours with VP-60 NAS Glenview, Illinois (1981 to 1984), VP-62 (1984 to 1990 and VP-68 (1990 to 1995). I would greatly appreciate hearing from old Shipmates for this is my last tour with the mighty Orion. I am and forever shall be an avid member of the most elite brotherhood of all, that of the Fraternal Order of P-3 Flight Engineers. The most under rated, most professional group of individuals aboard this platform. I'll take two Flight Engineers's against a dozen lazy IFT's anyday of the week at any time of the day..." [E-Mail Updated 26AUG2006 | 28DEC97]

KUDLAK, AX2 George geokud@cox.net "...I served with VP-833 at NAS New York, New York and VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1968-1971). Does anyone know of a Navy film of my VP-62 air crew filmed one weekend in the 1969 or 1970?..." [27JAN2013]

KYSER, AT1 David P. Shipmate Pix Circa 2004 davekyser@yahoo.com "...In-flight Technician (IFT), served with VP-24 from 1984-1987 (Baseline Charlie P-3C). My experiences in VP-24 with the Batmen were nothing short of incredible (Remember the "Battle of Bermuda", "Stumble-in CAC-1"), not to mention, the good old days of really being on top of the Bear every day! After a fabulous shore tour at NAMTRA, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, teaching WST/IFTs; I went to VP-5 (CAC-9) from 1990-1992 (P-3C UDIII w/CHEX/SUDS). Great tour with the Mad Foxes ("Desert Foxes” - Desert Storm went well enough…). Got out in 1992 and started my own business in Jax. After September 11th, 2001, I felt compelled to serve again, and was fortunate enough to get a Sel/Res IFT billet with the Broadarrows of VP-62, served 2001-2004 (P-3C AIP). Became an Ord-Qualified IFT. Participated in OEF/GWOT and several other "good" deals. Went IRR 11/2004. After short stint with FRC/SE and Lockheed Martin, I then moved (2008) to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and was the NAVAIR/PMA-290 P-3C Avionics SME and Mission Systems Fleet Introductory Trainer (FIT), then became a P-8 Mission Systems Logistician. In 2018 moved back to JAX (Hooray!) and became the P-8 Maintenance Training Systems Acquisition Specialist (Bldg 513) and the P-8 International Maintenance Training Manager..." [BIO Updated 01JUL2021 | BIO Updated 11SEP2009 | BIO/PIX Updated 11FEB2006 | 01JUL2003]

KYZER, CDR Brad Retired brad@bradkyzer.com "...I served with VP-16 (1971-1974), VP-30 (1974-1977) and VP-62 (1978-1986). I live in Augusta, Georgia where I have been a State Farm agent for the past 32 years. Hope all my old Shipmates are doing well..." [03MAR2012]

LaBELLA, Albert "Al" abnada@aol.com "...I served with VP-45 (1984-1988) as Sensor Three with CAC-12 with deployments to NS Rota, Spain/ NAF Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, NAS Bermuda, and NAS Sigonella, Sicily, VX-1 (1988-1990) and VP-62 (1990-1993). I am still in the Army after 18 1/2 years and may even retire sometime in the future. Currently stationed at Fort Bragg, NC in the 18th Airborne Corps. I would love to hear from an former Pelicans or Friend me on Facebook..." [BIO Updated 14MAR2013 | BIO Updated 01JAN2005 | BIO Updated 30DEC98 | BIO Updated 05APR98 | 23FEB98]

LATHAM, Lynn LynnTekRep@WorldNet.ATT.Net "...Attached to VP-62 (A) 1970-1972, VP-94 1972-1976, VP-67 1976-1979, VP-94 1979-1982..P3 Power Plant and Airframe Tech Rep (NAESU) for VP-62 1985-1994, and VP-94 Rep from 1994 to pressent..."

LEACH, Mike mleach1@mediaone.net "...retired in 1991 with a HOOK at the start (VS-29/USS Kearsarge CVS-33 from 1963 to 1965) and a HOOK at the end (VFA-305/USS Nimitz CVN 68 from 1990 to 1991). In between were the great times of the P-2 and P-3 Navy. Duty stations: VP-90 NAS Glenview, Illinois 1971-74, SELRES Aircrew FCO in P-2V and P-3A; VP-90 NAS Glenview, Illinois 1974-78, TAR Aircrew FCO/IFT in P-3A/B; VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1979-83, TAR Aircrew FCO/IFT; RATCEN NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1984-87, FCO Instructor/Div. CPO; VP-919 NAS Point Mugu, California, 1988-89, Assistant Program Manager. Please E-mail if we were stationed together or are just trying to find someone. It is great to hear from old Shipmates and to see so many familiar names..." [Updated E-Mail 13AUG98 | 20MAR98]

LEACH, Nancy mleach1@mediaone.net "...started in 1977 as an IS3 SELRES in a 1stEURLANT unit at NAS Glenview, Illinois. Became an IS2 in VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and an IS1 in a 1stEURLANT unit at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Was also stationed in VP-919 at NAS Point Mugu, California and with CRPWP at NAS Moffett Field, California until I decided to leave the Reserves in 1991. After retiring, toured the U.S.A. in a 33-foot RV for a while and then in 1994 my husband became a college kid. I work for the Clay County School District in Drs. Inlet, FL. Please E-mail if we were stationed together or are just trying to find someone. It is great to hear from old Shipmates and to see so many familiar names..." [Updated E-Mail 13AUG98 | 20MAR98]

LEE, CPO Albert Jr. Retired albertlee1943@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-62 flying with CAC-5 and VA-203 at NAS Atlanta, Georgia and retired in August 1989..." [07APR2014]

LEISTIKOW, AVCM Lewis "Lew" Retired lewileis@yahoo.com "...I served at NARTU NAF Andrews, Maryland from 1966-1969 (Aircrew FCO P2s and C-54s), NAR NAS North Island, San Diego, California (VP-31 Detachment) from 1969-1970, FCO Instructor P2s VP-65 from 1970-1975, WC210 Supervisor and P-3 IFT VP-67 from 1975-1978, Cal Lab Supervisor NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1978-1980, CPRWL Staff from 1980-1983, Command Master Chief VP-62 from 1983-1986. Retired in September 1986 to full time RVing. I lost Lynn to Cancer on June 22, 2000. I remarried in 2007, bought a house in Melbourne, Florida in 2008 and began to settle down from 23 years of RV travel/living..." [BIO Updated 12JUL2017 | E-Mail Updated 17APR2012 | BIO Updated 10DEC2007 | E-Mail Updated 27NOV2004 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 18NOV2004 | E-Mail 04FEB2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 24DEC2000 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 26JUL99 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 05JAN99 | 27MAR98]

LEMOIS, AW1(AW/NAC) Robert "Bob" robert.lemois@gmail.com "...I served with RATCEN, VP-92, VP-31, VP-6, VP-92, VP-30, COMRESPATWINGPAC, FMP MOCC EPAC, VP-62 and RESASWTRACEN. Hope to hear from old Shipmates..." [07AUG2009]

LOPEZ, AEC Ed Retired eclclo@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Seattle, Washington (1967-1969), NARTU NAS Alameda, California (1969 to 1971), VA-303 (1971), VP-65 (1971-1973), VP-64 (1973-1978), VP-91 (1978-1981), VP-62 (1981-1984) and VP-65 (1984-1990). I flew as Julie-Jez P2V-5, S2F, FCPC P2V-7 and as a FE aboard the P3A/B..." [E-Mail Updated 17APR2010 | E-Mail Updated 07JAN2000 | 00XX97]

LOPEZ, AD2 Leigh leigh@lckslop.com "...I followed in the footsteps of my Mom (Carol) and Dad (Ed) by joining the Navy Reserve in 1990. I did not follow closely as I was an Aviation Machinist Mate (AD2). I served with VP-62 from 1991 to 1996 and then with VP-65 from 1996 to 1998. I transferred to IRR status in 1998 and detached from the Navy in 2003..." [29OCT2003]

LOVE, CAPTAIN Craig R. Shipmate Pix http://reserves.navy.mil/ Public/ Staff/ Centers/ Forces+Command/Centers/ Naval+Air+Reserves/ Centers/ NAR+Jacksonville/ WelcomeAboard/ CommandingOfficer/ default.htm "...Captain Craig R. Love was born in Greenville, Pennsylvania in 1953. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Technical University and a Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University. Prior to commissioning in 1980, he was enlisted in both the Air Force and later in the Navy. During his enlisted Navy career he was attached to VP-49 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, as a non-acoustic operator on the P-3C aircraft. After graduating from Aviation Officer Candidate School and Naval Flight Officer training, he reported to VP-24. In August 1984, he was selected for the Training and Administration of Reserves (TAR) program. From 1985 to 1988, Captain Love was assigned to TSC NAS Bermuda. He served as Mission Control and Evaluation Officer responsible for the effective tactical employment of assigned U.S. and allied air and surfaces assets. In April 1988, Captain Love reported to Naval Air Reserve Jacksonville, Florida, where he served as a program manager and as the Deputy Reserve Program Director. He joined VP-62 in February 1989. While attached to VP-62, he was designated as a Naval Air Reserve Force P-3C UIII NATOPS evaluator and was selected by the Association of Naval Aviation as the 1990 Jacksonville Reserve Naval Flight Officer of the Year. Captain Love detached from VP-62 in May 1991 to join the staff of Commander, Reserve Patrol Wing Pacific. While attached to the wing he served as Operations Officer. It was during this tour he was selected to serve as a squadron Officer-in-Charge. He reported to VP-69 in July 1993 where he served as Officer-in-Charge from October 1993 to July 1995. In August 1995, he reported to CPW-11 as the Operational Support Officer. In July 1997, he reported to the staff of Commander, Naval Air Reserve Force where he served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations responsible for 19,000 Naval Air Reservists and over 250 aircraft. In September 1999, he was assigned as Executive Officer of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth. Captain Love reported back to the staff of Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve in September 2001 where he was assigned as Chief of Staff. Captain Love has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal with gold star, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and various unit awards. Captain Love assumed command of Naval Air Reserve Jacksonville on June 12, 2004..." [25APR2005]

LOW, Steven and Rebeca slow3@bellsouth.net "...We are so glad to see so many of our old Shipmates listed. Becky and I served in VP-62 from Jun'91 until we both got out of the Nav in Aug'95. I also served with VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California from Aug'87 until Jun'91. We would both like to here from any of you how remember us. Becky was an AT2 and I was an AE2 when we got out. I am also looking for an old AE, Flight Engineer by the name of "SLICK" NICK NEVELS who I served with in VP-91 if any one knows where he ended up please let me know. Thanks..." [18JUL99]

LOWE, SS1/2/3 John W. Retired johnlowe2000@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-49 (1979 to 1982), VP-0516 (1983 to 1984), VP-62 (1984 to 1987), VP-68 (1987 to 1991), RESASWTRACEN (1991 to 1995) and VP-66 (1995 to 1998). Those they remember me know that I was one of the best practical jokers ever!..." [08NOV2009]

MAGNIFICO, Carl J. SgtMaggit@worldnet.att.net "...Enlisted in USNR in April '61 with VP-834 out of NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York. In November of that year our Squadron was combined with VP-832 and recalled to active duty RE: Cuban Crisis. Deployed to NAS Jacksonville, Florida and was redesignated VP-62 then deployed to NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, rigging the Ships carrying the missles into that country. Discharged from active duty in August '62 and remained in active reserves. Was in XO LtCdr Simkin's crew as radio operator, Radar, ECM, and later as TACCO. Discharged from USNR in '70. Like to hear from fellow Shipmates. Have Law Enforcement page URL http://www.angelfire.com/nj/CopperMine..." [20MAY99]

MAURER, Ed emaurer@atlantic1.com "...I'm a retired AW1 (1978-1997); looking at my old squadron's page (VP-6 & VP-62) I saw mentioned some old Shipmates. That was nice; especially reading about the wheels-up landing VP-6 performed on Kawaui back in 1980. I never know too many details about it till now. PS: We've an old Soviet Juliet class sub here in the bay area that has been restored and is open as a static display. Haven't been to it yet but it looks like something to go see when the boy gets a little bigger. Aloha..." [14JUN99]

McCLEARY, Joseph F. Jr. (Joe Mac) Retired j.mccleary@attbi.com "...I served with VP-68 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 1980 - 1985, VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California 1985 - 1989, VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1989 - 1993, VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana 1993-1996, and VP-62. Retired in July 1996. Current position is as the night shift Maintenance supervisor with VP-U.S. CUSTOMS P-3 surveillance branch east NAS Jacksonville, Florida. I look forward to hearing from old friends..." [17SEP2002]

McGUIRE, Clarence D. pappymac@bellsouth.net "...I started out in Jan 1959 in San Diego. Joined VP-6 in March 1959. Started flying P-2V's as an AO. Transfer'd in Jan 64 to Fall Brook Cl., Seal Beach Annex. Out in Aug 64. Back in Oct 68 with the TARS in NAS Jacksonville, Florida then as a VP-62Plank Owner. Transfer'd Oct62 to VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as an AW2. Then to HAS-30 to HSL-36 Mayport. Transfer'd to VP-30 as a AW1 instructer in non acustic P-3C II. RETIRED Aug 83 AWC. Would like to contact anyone who may have crossed paths with me. Also looking for those who participated in Operation Dominic Spring of 62..." [E-Mail Updated 24FEB99 | 17MAR98]

McKEE, AEC Homer R. Retired mckee_homer@bellsouth.net "...My first tour of duty VAH-3 Sanford Fl. after AE B school. I started VP duty with VP-49 NAS Bermuda from 1962-1964 (P-3 F/E school in 1963), VP-30 F/E Inst. from 1965-1967, TAR VP-68 from 1971-1974 NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-90 from 1974-1977, VP-62 from 1977-1980, VP-60 from 1980-1981, and retired August 1981. I am still employed at NADEP NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a P-3 ASI..." [E-Mail Updated 02MAR2004 | E-Mail Updated 10AUG2002 | E-Mail Updated 25MAY2001 | 07SEP98]

McKENNA, Doug "DougieMac" Retired dhmckii64@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-6 from 1977 to 1983, VP-1 from 1983 to 1986, VP-22 from 1986 to 1988 including TAD to VP-17 NAS Adak, Alaska in 1987, VP-31 (2nd Mech School) in 1979 and FE School 1981 and VP-62 (Reserve) from 1989 to 1996. I got a few degrees from Embry-Riddle and an A & P Cert and currently have my own consulting company. I travel extensively so let's communicate a hook-up. Aloha!..." [E-Mail Updated 19MAY2011 | E-Mail Updated 22JAN2003 | 27DEC98]

McNEELY, Dennis DMcne10028@aol.com "...I served with VP-62 from January 83 until October 86. I retired from HSL94 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. January 90. Came in a rotor head and went out a rotor head but my greatest tour was with 62. I see a lot of familiar names, would love to hear from old Shipmates..." [24MAY98]

MEIER, Bob bobmeier1@comcast.net "...I served with VT-10 in 1982and VP-48 from 1983 through 1986. We deployed to NAS Misawa, Japan and NAS Adak, Alaska. TACCO Crew 3. RAF Exchange Tour from 1986 through 1989. 201 Sqadron RAF Kinloss. Captain Crew 8. Desron 36 Air Operations Officer from 1989 through 1991. Deployed for Desert Shield/Storm. VP-62 from 1991 through 1997. TACCO Crew 6. Have resided in Fort Myers, FL for nine years. Served with some great people. Please drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 06SEP2003 | 13JAN2001]

MELLICK, Richard Retired remellick@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-62 from 1993 to 1996. I am now retired from the Navy (20 years) and living near Atlanta..." [31JAN2007]

MERZ, AMSC Thomas n4kra_99@yahoo.com "...Checked aboard VP-45 in June 1968 and made the Western Pacfic cruise to NS Sangley Point, Philippines and U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand, and the cruise to NS Rota, Spain. While on WestPac cruise we changed the Squadron logo from the Peligan to a modernized Logo. Fortunately it got changed back to the Peligan later on. Will send a photo of Patch in near future. Worked in Airframes and tool room as an AMS2. Checked aboard VP-62 as a plank owner in November 1970 and spent 5 years as airframes shop supervisor. Made AMS1 off last exam taken just before active enlistment ended. Made NS Rota, Spain active duty for training (ACDUTRA) with squadron for its first out of continental United States (CONUS) ACDUTRA. My wife came also, TAD as a AK. Made AMSC off exam taken just before leaving squadron in May 1975..." [04FEB2006]

MIKULA, AT2 Phillip pamikua@gmail.com "...I was a Reservist and served with VP-62 and VP-92 from 1993 to 2001..." [14JAN2009]

MINOR, Phil Retired phil@minorsprinting.com "...I was in VP-44 from 1970-1973. I became a TAR in 1974 and did three tours with VP-62. I retired in June of '89 from VP-62..." WebSite: http://www.minorsprinting.com/ [URL Added 06JAN2002 | E-Mail Updated 16OCT99 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 15FEB99 | 19OCT97]


Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "... MORAN, AOC Raymond Thomas...My dad, Raymond Thomas Moran AOC (Retired/deceased), served with VP-21 (April 24, 1940 to January 20, 1942), VP-102 (January 20, 1942 to March 31, 1942) and VP-62 in the Aleutians after he got back from Perth. Do any of you by chance remember him? He was a white Irish Catholic, approx 5'7" tall and 176 lbs. w/brown hair and blue eyes. He was probably a wise guy with a great sense of humor. I have some pictures of him in the 50's but I'll have to search around for those any older than that. I don't know too much about him because he and mom divorced the year I was born. I just received the Bronze Star posthumously for him on April 3, 2009. The Navy has already reissued the rest of his medals to me. If any of you remember my dad please write back. FYI, my local paper the Freelance Star (http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2009/052009/05112009/462968), the DoD WebSite (http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=54762) and the PBY Memorial Foundation have published my story (http://www.pbyma.org/news.html). God Bless...Ronald T. Moran ronald.moran@dla.mil..." [02JUL2009]

MULFORD, ATC Matthew E. vp62maint@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-62 from 84-88 as a Radio Operator/IFT. One of the first qualified in the updateIIIs as IFT. VP-MAU NAS Brunswick, Maine 88-91. VP-62 91-97. VP-64 97- current, still flying..." [E-Mail Updated 05JUN2005 | E-Mail Updated 03MAY99 | 12MAR98]

MEHAFFEY, AE2 Billy MehaffeyB@netscape.net "...I was attached to VP-62 and TS 516 between 1978-83. I was an AE2 and loved working with the P-3's. I wish I could have stayed with "62", but I had to leave the squadron due to conflict with my job. Did a couple deployments to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. To any old Shipmates I say hello..." [07NOV2001]

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]

MORRISH, AX2 George T. piperncpd@aol.com "...I served with VP-839 upon enlistment in the USNR 11MAR64 at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York and remained in that unit until 1JAN67 when it was redesignated VP-835. According to my records, that squadron wa redisignated as VP-62R1 on 1JULY1968. I remained in that squadron until 10MAR71 when I was discharged. I was a MAD operator on P2's. I am looking for picture of the cruise that that squadron took to NS Rota, Spain sometime around 1969-71 or any other photos available..." [30SEP2003]

NELSON, Larry linnel70@hotmail.com "...I was stationed in VP-60 and NAS Glenview, Illinois from 78 to 84. From there to VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Great seeing so many old names that brought back so many good memories..." [19JUL99]

NORTHERN, PR2 Mark idf213@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-62 from 1999 to 2004 as a TAR. I met a ton of people while I was there. Look forward to hearing from former Shipmates..." [11MAR2009]

O'CONNELL, Henry oconne796@aol.com "...I served with VFP-62 (1955) and VP-62 (1956)..." [12OCT2011]

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]

OVERSTREET, Kenneth overav@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-62 from March 1977 to April 1980 and September 1994 to June 1997 when I retired..." [13DEC2009]

PARKER, LCDR Joe W. Jr Retired helenjoepar@webtv.net "...Served with VP-61, VP-62, VD-5, VPP-1, VJ-61, and VAP-61..." [10MAR2000]

PATE, AVCM George PateGH@navair.navy.mil "...Shipmates! I was stationed with VP-68 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 77-80 as a Flight Engineer. I then went on to VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1980 to 1985. I then returned to VP-68 at Andrews AFB working as the Maintenance Control and later QA chief and of course flight engineer until my selction for the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 31 Gold) in March of 1988. I then went on to do a tour in VR-60 in Memphis with a follow on tour in tailhooks in Dallas. I returned to VP-62 in August of 1994 as the Command Master Chief until December 1996 when I was selected as the Command Master Chief for Commander Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. Sept of 97 brought me to my final tour in the Navy back at NAS Jacksonville, Florida at NAVAIRES as the CM/C. Glad to see lots of familiar names on this page. Would like to hear from my old Shipmates. Drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 13JUL99 | 04FEB98]

PELUSO, Mike AECFE@AOL.COM "...I'm a former Fighting Marlin (VP-40), Minute Man (VP-92), and Broad Arrow (VP-62). I'm now at the Reserve ASW Training Center and a member of the CNARF NATOPS Team. Looking forward to saying hi to old buds. Take care..."

PERKINS, Harry B. rperkins@sisna.com"...I am looking for any personal that was assigned to the VP 62 or VPB-150 Squadron during 1943 - 44 over the Pacific during WW 11, Any reunions or personal assigned to this Sq. he would like to contact them, his name is Harry B. Perkins of Overton Nevada 89040 He flew the PBY Cat. his phone number is (702) 397 2180 any information at all would be a great help to him. Thank You Roger Perkins P.O. Box 3057 Mesquite, NV 89024...

PIERCE, AWC John R. "Randy" Retired piercer2381@gmail.com "...I served with VP-26 (1972-1976), FASOTRAGRULANT NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1976-1979), USS Nimitz (1979-1980) and VP-62 (1984-2003)..." [E-Mail Updated 30MAY2014 | E-Mail Updated 31DEC2008 | 15FEB2007]

PIKE, AX2 Eric eric.pike@gorhamschaffler.com"...I served VP-62 (Broad Arrows) from 1985 to 1987. I flew aircrew as Inflight Technician and left the Navy in 87 as AX2. I am currently a mechanical engineer working and living in the Memphis area. Would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [24SEP2004]

POSTON, David bellchaser@pensacola.com "...My father, Marcus F. Poston served with VP-43 and VB-109 in WWII. He was an enlisted pilot that was later commissioned. I was an original plank holder in VP-62 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [13MAR99]

PULLIAM, LT Zane zane.pulliam@att.com "...AA, ATN AN, ATN3, ATN2, AT1, ENS, LTJG, LT (Avionics LDO) - NAS North Island, San Diego, California - Boot, VA-44 RAG, VA-81, VP-30 RAG, VP-46 (Active), VP-62, VP-0516, NRNS NS Rota, Spain (Reserve)..." [03FEB2009]

REID, Chip mecchip@comcast.net "...I was in VP-62 from '74 to '78. Then on to VP-90 from '78 to '82. Then did tours at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Retired in Nov. 1990..." [BIO Updated 01FEB2011 | 01NOV2005]

RHINEHART, ATCS Russ Retired rrhine2229@comcast.net "...I served with VP-62 and VA-203 atNAS Jacksonville, Florida from November 1968 to July 1972..." [06NOV2009]

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RIORDAN, AMHC Patrick H. Retired bokwick@aol.com "...I served with VP-62 from 1980-1984, VP-66 from 1985-1988, and VP-65 from 1988-1991. I also served with HS-84, HS-75 and HCS-5. I retired in 1998 from VR-46 as an AMHC..." [E-Mail Updated 22JAN2003 | 11NOV2000]

ROEHM, Tim timroehm@mil-com.com "...VP-22, VP-91 and VP-62..." [28JAN2009]

ROGERS, AD2 Tom tom.rogers@capmark.funb.com "...Served VF-92 NAS Alameda, California and NAS Miramar, and VX-4 NAS Point Mugu, California (1957-1961 active duty). Naval Air reserves VP-672 NAS Atlanta, VP-62 detachment Atlanta (1970-1971) VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida (1971-June 1989). Transitioned from P2V's to P-3A's, P-3B's, P-3C's, P-3C update 3's. Fair winds and following seas. God's speed..." [18MAY99]

ROUHIER, Craig crouhier@aol.com "...To all my Broadarrow Shipmates - Let me know how you are doing! VP-62 from Oct. 1987 - Sept. 2000. Flight Officer, Tacco/MC, TACCO Instructor/Blue Card evaluator, XO/CO, Retired at my Change of Command Cermony Sept. 2000. Broadarrows forever! GO NAVY!..." [29DEC2007]

RUNION, Bryan L. blrunion@aol.com "...Member of VAQ-33 Connie Crew, NAS Key West, October 1980 - June 1982, "AT" Shop, HI & LO/JAM Operator on Connie, Flew on last flight of Connie. Still in Military: currently a Major, active duty USAF, Comm Officer at Randolph AFB TX. Life After VAQ-33: Navy Reserve VR-46 (C-118/C-9)82-88; Commissioned as an Ensign at AOCS 1988; then Navy Active and Reserve VP-62, P-3 NFO Nav/Comm, 89-93; then Air Force Reserve ART program, Acft Maint Officer, Grissom AFB IN 93-96 and Tinker AFB OK 96-01. Also in touch with other VAQ-33 Shipmates: Jansen Booth, Vince Jarzembowski, and Andy Amato. Would love to hear from others and get a VAQ-33 Reunion going..." [27FEB2002]

SANCHEZ, Joel M. ramairv@gmail.com "...I joined VP-62 (Naval Reserve) in 1973 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and went to Boot Camp and "A" School at NAS Millington, Tennessee and back to VP-62 with a deployment to NS Rota, Spain. I tansfered to NAS Tampa and was discharged in 1979. I am still living in Tampa..." [29SEP2009]

SCHNECKENBURGER, ADC Douglas "Shake" Retired akashakenbake@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-17 (1965-1967), VP-64 (1976-1978), VP-93 (1978-1982), VP-62 (1982-1986) and VP-64 (1986-1989)..." [Updated E-Mail/BIO 02FEB2014 | 05JUN2000]

SCHULTZ, ATC Ed "Skinny" Retired ezlivin2009@live.com "...I was assigned to VP-40 from 1971 to June of 1977. I went to work for Lockheed as field service rep and am now working as a P-3C Engineer Specialist. I'm still associated with the VP community as a QAR in VP-62. Anyone interseted, we have several VP-40 Alumni here at Lockheed including Dave "the Buffallo" Weye...also served with VP-62 and VP-68. I did retired from VP-62 in 2000 and retired from Lockheed in 2009..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 05MAR2010 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 28APR2000 | 00XXX97]

SENTZ, TIM CMS007@AOL.COM "...DID TOURS WITH VP-30, VP-50 (84-88), VP-31-CNAP/NATOPS (88-91), MMFA ( NAS Jacksonville, Florida), VP-62, VP-68, CURRENTLY AN AOC IN VP-91..." [19MAR98]

SHERWOOD, John R. jsherwood@carolina.rr.com "...VP-56 from Feb. 1969 - Nov. 1971; Mel Meltzer's and Mike Korbet's crew; Navigation and Line Division Officer. VP-62 from June 1972 - Nov. 1981; Bob Crocci's, Jerry Lang's and my own crew. Retired as CDR in 1989 from MARDEZLANT, Charleston, SC. Would enjoy hearing from shipmates. Remain in contact with several from VP-62 and VP-56..." [E-Mail Updated 05APR2000 | 05APR99]

SHIELDS, AT2 William A. BillyBear@Alltel.net "...Joined the U.S. Navy in 1974 and served until 1980. I served on board the USS Saratoga, and then after the Sara, I served with VP outfits like VP-62, VP-30, and VP-5. I worked in the AT-Shop, and performed the duties of an IFT..." [16JUL2002]

SIMMONS, AWCS Jim Retired simmons397@msn.com "...I was station with VP-67, RESASWTRACEN, VP-62, & COMRESPATWINGPAC. If you know me then drop me an E-mail..." [E-Mail Updated 14DEC2001 | 27JUL99]

SINES, AMS2 Chuck charlessines65@gmail.com "...I served with VP-49 (FE) on CDR Jerry Schroders Crew along with MCPO Jack McClain with two deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, VP-62 and VP-30..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 28MAR2012 | 21JAN2002]

SKILLMAN, Tom tskills10@aol.com "...I served with VP-24 from March 1992 until April 1995. After which I became a reservist with VP-62. I worked as an IN-flight Tech. I am currently in the Air Force as a Security Forces member but miss flying on the P-3 and miss the crew comerodity. Looking back those were good times..." [20AUG2002]

SMITH, Marion J. msmith5129@aol.com "...I joined VP-45 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida on the fourth of Jan, 1964. Thay had no airplanes at that time, the first P-3 (buno 151351 I think) came on board about 15 Jan. I made deployments to Argentia, Thule, Lajes, NAS Adak, Alaska, etc. and left there in Jan 1967. CO's were CDRs Collins, Hume, Chapman. Went to VT-2 as an instructor in the T-28 from 67 to Dec 69. I joined the Reserves after resigning my commission and flew with VP-62 from its begining. I was in VP-7F-2 or something like that before VP-62 was formed. I flew with the Broad Arrows until 1978 and was the PPC of Crew 7, without a doubt the best ASW crew in the Navy at that time. I enjoyed almost every flight hour and really enjoyed the men that I served with..."

SMYERS, CDR T. D. tdsmyers@comcast.net "...I served with VP-5 (March 1986 to February 1990) and VP-30 (February 1990 to October 1991) in the Fleet before becoming a TAR. Since adjusting my designator to 1327, I've served with RATCEN (November 1991 to May 1994), VP-64 (June 1994 to July 1997) at JRB NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-62 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-64 OIC at NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, short tour on RADM McLaughlin's staff at CNARF (now CNAR), and now XO of VP-62. Life is good at VP-62!...I became Commanding Officer of VP-62 July 26th, 2003..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 28JUL2003 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 29DEC2002 | E-Mail/BIO 27SEP99 | 07JUN98]

SNELL, AE1 Gylum "Gybo" Retired iamgybo@bellsouth.net "...I was a P-3 Flight Engineer and retired August 1999. I served with VP-69, VP-62, VP-65, and then retired back in VP-62. I'm a A&P and FCC licensed Maintenance Technician for U. S. Customs Service, based in Jacksonville, Florida..." [E-Mail Updated 21DEC2006 | 08NOV2000]

STRONG, CDR Tom tom.e.strong@earthlink.net "...I served about 2.5 years with VP-62 between 1989 and 1991 as an OSAM NFO. The experience was great right up to the last moment when the Navy said to leave active duty and become a SELRES. Nothing against the SELRES bunch, but I needed full time employment and took a job with NOAA as a navigator on the WP-3D hurricane hunter variant. After about 5 years, and mainly due to a pilot shortage and hiring freeze, NOAA sent me back to flight training. I squeeked through and became a Lake Seawolf and DHC-6 pilot. In an ironic twist of fate, 3 years later, NOAA then sent me back to the Navy as a pilot and a tour with the Naval Research Lab (NRL). What a great unit and bunch of folks! They were apprehensive at first since I was a trans-vest-FO but eventually they taught me everything a growing P-3 pilot needed to know. Now I'm back at NOAA and punching through hurricanes from the front seat and loving every minute of it. I'm a CDR now and still view my tour at VP-62 as some of the best years of my life..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04NOV2004 | 19MAR98]

SUMMERS, AMC(AW)(SEL) Wayne (Bartman) summers1232000@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-90, VP-62, AIMD NAS Glenview, Illinois, stood up NAR Santa Clara, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VR-59 (C-9's) and VR-59 (C-40's). Alot of familiar names on that list. Hope to hear from you guys..." [28JUN2004]

SURRENCY, Michael J. Retired michael.surrency@lmco.com "...I served with VP-62 from 1978-1983 and 1990-1993..." [E-Mail Updated 13OCT2005 | 16FEB2001]

SWINTON, Don navye6ret@yahoo.com "...Was with VP-92, VP-62, and VP-MAU. Anyone that has served with me would like to hear from. Was also with VR out of NAF Andrews, Maryland..." [29OCT2004]

TATE, AMCM(NAC) William "Bill" Retired willtatejr@yahoo.com "...Joined the Navy at NAS Atlanta, Georgia (1962), AEWTULANT (1963), VW-11 (1963-1966) as a CIC Operator, VP-671 at NAS Atlanta, Georgia (1966-1969) SELRES, VP-64 (1973-1978) as a TAR-IFT, VP-62 (1978-1982) IFT on P-3B, RVAW-110 and VAW-120 (1982-1983) IFT Training, VAW-78 (1983-1986) South Flordia Task Force, HM-18 (1986-1991) AMCM-NAC. Retired NORVA 1992 and live in Pensacola, Florida the Cradle of Naval Aviation at present..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25APR2010 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 29APR2003 | 28MAR2001]

TEAGUE, Robert J. "Goman" nursenavy@hotmail.com "...I served VP-24 (IFT) from 1989 to 1993. I flew with CAC-7 and CAC-11 (Beartrap). I left in 1993 and joined the Reserves drilling and flying with VP-62 while I finished up school at UNF. Went to OCS and was picked up as a Maintenance Officer, but laterally transferred to Intel and served with CENTCOM in Tampa followed by a tour with CTF-67 in NAF Naples, Italy. I am currently serving as in Intelligence Officer in Amphibious Squadron THREE (PHIBRON 3) based in NAS North Island, San Diego, California. Looking forward to hearing from old Shipmates out there!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 20JAN2009 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 18NOV2003 | 05MAR98]

TESSMER, AWC Dan tessmers@bellsouth.net "...Started out in VP-8 Dec 78-Dec 81. Went TAR to VP-67 Jan 82-Dec 85. After that went S-3 to VS-41 Dec 85-Feb 89, then went back to VP at VP-92 from Feb 89-Feb 93. Did a tour at COMRESPATWINGLANT from Feb 93-Apr 98. Am currently in VP-62 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Would like to hear from anyone out there..." [18APR98]

THOMAS, ADC(AW/NAC) Richard Retired mochanic@mindspring.com "...Retired ADC(AW)(NAC)USNR(TAR) in June of 91. Station VP-62 75-79, VP-60 79-83, VP-MAU (NASB) 83-87, and VP-92 87-91. Flew over 16 years as P-3 Flight Engineer with over 5200 hours. First flew A's work up to C's even got in to TP-3A, and an old EP-3. Started out in Tailhooks on RF-8G at NAF Washington, D.C. 71-75. Now working for a Delta Air Lines as an Aircraft Mechanic/Technical Analyst for 727s and loving it. Contact me if you remember..." [02AUG98]

THOMPSON, AMCS(AW) Dave Retired davethompson@military.com "...The VP Navy was very, very good to me. Met a lot of GREAT people and had a lot of GREAT times. I served proudly with VP-62 from March 1980 to September 1984, VP-67 from September 1984 to July 1986, and VP-93 from July 1986 to Nov 1990. I've been in contact with a few of you since I retired in Oct 1997, even had the opportunity to work with a couple of you again. Drop a line if you find the time, I'd love to hear from you..." [04MAR2002]

THOMPSON, William tommygunfe@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-46 from 1980-1987, VP-MAU from 1987-1991, and VP-66 from 1991-1999. I am currently serving with VP-62..." [08JUN2003]

TILLETT, ATC Kevin Retired kp_tillett@yahoo.com "...I served with VS-24 as Flight Deck Troubleshooter during the 1981 to 1982 Med cruise and as HATS (USM-403 ATE) Technician during the 1982 to 1983 Med cruise onboard USS Nimitz. For the remainder of this sea tour I served TAD at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida AIMD W/C 69A. I transferred to HS-1 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and served as Avionics Supervisor and QAR from 1985 to 1987. I reenlisted as a Reservist while attending Bible College and affiliated with MMF-A at NAS Jacksonville, Florida as a USM-449 ATE Tech from 1987to 1988. I joined VF-1486 (VF-101 SAU) at NAS Oceana as an IWT Tech from 1988 to 1989. I served as a P-3C UIII Weapons System Technician with VP-62 from 1989 to 1993 and VP-91 from 1993 to 1996. As an ATC, I served as Maintenance Training Coordinator for CRPWP, CRPWL, and the combined Reserve Patrol Wing at NAS Norfolk, Virginia from 1996 to 2001. I transferred to VFA-106 at NAS Oceana and served as Night Shift QA CPO, AV/ARM LCPO, and Flight Deck Coordinator (after being away from the deck 18 years!!). I retired in June 2004 in a ceremony onboard the USS Wisconsin, in Norfolk, VA. I am now a member of Wycliffe Bible Translators and serve as the Flight Coordinator at the JAARS Center near Charlotte, NC. Thanks to all who made it a great tour of duty!..." [26JAN2007]

TOMEY, AZCS Rob Retired rtomey@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-67 from 1983 to 1987, AIMD NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1991, VP-62 from 1991 to 1993, CNARF from 1993 to 1998, AIMD NAS Atlanta, Georgia from 1998 to 2002 and finished up at CAG-20 from 2002 to 2005. Would be great to get back in touch with old Shipmates I was stationed with before..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 30SEP2009 | 02FEB99]

TRULUCK, CDR David R. Retired dtruluck@att.net "...I served with VP-50 as soon as they arrived at NAS Moffett Field, California to transition to the P-3. I believe I was the first P-3 NFO to join the squadron. Was initially in Crew-2 then Crew-11. Made the Langley/NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam (1968) and NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan(1969/1970) deployments. Then to NAS Pensacola, Florida for the Baccalaureate Degree Completion program and instructor at Schools Command then nav flight instructor at VT-10. Riffed out January 1973 then to reserves NAS Jacksonville, Florida with VP-62. Flew with Crew-15. Forced to retire due to hearing loss. Would like to hear from any of my former Shipmates..." [16MAY2019]

TURNER, Ken Turnerk3@hotmail.com "...I was a Flight Engineer in VP-23 from August '91 to October '94 when I took F/E orders to NAS Bermuda until July '95. Later I went into the reserves to VP-62 out of Jax as a F/E once again. Any of my old friends from the Navy read this, please drop me a line..." [16JUN98]

UNGER, Raoul Felix regnu@attbi.com "...Began my Naval career in NAS Olathe, Kansas as a Weekend Warrior. Became an SP2E/H Flight Crew Plane Captain in 1965. I was with what eventually became VP-67 when it moved to NAS Memphis, Tennessee in 1969/1970. I even still have my old VP-67 nametag. I left the squadron around 1970/1971 to go to Costa Rica, C.A. with my Dad. I returned to Florida in 1975, heard about the program at VP-62 and re-afiliated with the Reserves in 1976. I went to VP-30 for FE school and qualified in October 1977. That is when I recalled as a TAR and began my active duty career. I was stationed at VP-62 until 1981, when I transferred to VP-60 in NAS Glenview, Illinois. In 1985 I "moved down the hall" from Cobra country to Lion country and VP-90. In 1992 I returned to Snake country to become a Cobra once again. In 1993 I returned to the Broadarrows of VP-62. Where I was until my health grounded me. I am now stationed at HS-75 and plan to retire in 2000. I also have my own financial services, business funding and mortgage purchasing company. I would enjoy hearing from old friends, esp anyone who knows Kenny Bell...Transferred to the Fleet Reserve Retired List 1 February 2001. Still reside in Jacksonville, FL..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13SEP2002 | 28SEP98]

VIGNEUR, PR1 Nicholas E. nicholas.vigneur@us.army.mil "...I served with VP-62 (AME/PR Shop) from 1995 to 1999..." [02MAY2010]

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]

WALLACE, Freddie C. FREDDIE935@aol.com "...I served in VP-45 in NAS Coco Solo, Panama, Canal Zone 1955-1956. I worked out of the air frames shop, as well as flew lots of missions as 2'ND mech and as an observor on the P5M. I surely can remember some harrowing night flights during those panamanian tropical depressions, they were surely not for the faint at heart. Transitioned to NAS Bermuda with the squadron, flew some aircrew missions there and still remember that night flight from NOB to Bermuda to escape hurricane Hazel. I remember counting parachutes in flight and we were one short for the crew, was not a good feeling!!!. After leaving NAS Bermuda I served on Corey Field in Pensacola Fl., then at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida in pilot training squadrons with SNJ's and T28'S. In later years I joined the Naval Reserves in NAS Jacksonville, Florida and served in VP-0516, an augmentation sqdn. to VP-62 assigned to P-3's. Thanks to those early beginnings and training in the NAVY I have enjoyed an interesting career in the missile industry, working lots of programs including the Saturn 5 program to the moon, Apollo Soyuz, Skylab, and Have worked with the Space Shuttles on all flights from the start until today. A special thanks to all who have served and supported VP-45, and especially the P5M's and their crews and support personnel..." [E-Mail Updated 07DEC2001 | 14NOV99]

WALLER, Tom (FIREANT) TSWJr1963@Aol.com "...Served in VP-62 from 1986 until 1998. I was the first OSAM in the squadron. Was fortunate to meet some outstanding people during my tenure and the times and memories will be forever lasting. Unfortunately it ended prematurely when I accidentally wrecked the "O" Van after a night out on the town. The TAR Skipper was not amused to say the least. Presently an ATCS in Jacksonville, FL. Look forward to any and all messages from old Shipmates. Take care and God Bless..." [17JAN2001]

WATERS, AE1 Bruce Retired waters@cfl.rr.com "...I served with VP-92 (1970-1973) at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, VP-67 (06/1973-05/1976), VP-66 (10/1976-12/1980) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as a FE and VP-62 (1982-09/1988) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [BIO Updated 06DEC2013 | 04DEC2013]

WELCH, Robert (Bob) cpoclub@mediaone.net "...Served with VP-66 1969-1976, VP-62, 1976-1980, VP-60, 1980-1983, VP-64 1983-1984, VP-60 1984-1985, AIMD NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1985-1989, VFC-13 NAS Miramar, CA 1989-1992, VP-62 1992-1996. Retired March 1996. Looking forward to hearing from any old Shipmates..." [06DEC99 | 20NOV99]

WHEELER, Ralph rwheele@sfwmd.gov "...I was stationed in VP-62 (the best!) from 90-93, then bound and gagged (just kidding) and sent to VP-91 from 93-95. Was at RATCEN (lushes) from 95-97. Got out and am homeported in S. FL. Did the reserve thing for a very little while, couldn't hack it. Drop me a line. I'll always be an IFT at heart! Later..." [14JAN2001]


WILBER, AW1(AW) Dell rylb@bellatlantic.net "...Salutations all!! I started out with VP-49, the "World Famous Woodpeckers" before wising up and going to VP-92 (I'm still proud to have been a Minuteman), then VP-62 and now RESASWTRACEN, where I am currently working for AEC Mike Peluso as the CNARF Acoustic Evaluator. Feel free to write, anytime..." [26AUG98]

WORTHEN, Mark AWCVP62@aol.com "...Served in VP-22 From 7/79 to 11/82. After instructor duty at AW"A" school and a HS tour I went civilian in 11/87. Got into VP-67 as a reservist (USNR-R) 4/92 to 7/93. Now the SELRES OPS/TRNG CPO with VP-62 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Always good to hear from old shipmates..." [18DEC97]

WREN, Butch butch.wren@navy.mil "...I served with VP-5 (1978to 1980), Reserve ASW Training Center (1981 to 1985), VP-64 (1986 to 1989), VP-62 (1989 to 1993), and CRPWL/CPW-11 Training (1993 to 1996) and Retired. After retirement I worked for AverStar (Formally PACER), Systems Engineer - EP-3E, Avionics Systems Project Officer for VPU (NAVAIR) PMA-290, NAVAIR Deputy Science & Technology for AIR 4.5 Avionics Dept. (Present)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 19DEC2007 | 02JUL98]

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