VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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ALLGEIER, AT1 Barth beallgeier@msn.com "...I served in VP-22, 1991-1994 as an IFT until the decom. I transferred to VP-66 (1994-1997) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Then NRD Philadelphia for recruiting at NRS Abington and NRS Lansdale (1997-2001). February 2001 I took an Admin Bust to E-5 to go TAR (now FTS). That allowed me to return to VP-66 (2001-2005) and stay at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I'm curently stationed at the RESASWTRACEN (RATCEN) at the Grove. I married Christina in OCT 2003 and we had our first child, Kyle in OCT 2005. I plan to retire in FEB 2009 and get my paper route back..." [03AUG2005]

APOSTOLICO, AWC(AP) Vince Retired VApostolic@AOL.COM "...VP-8 CAC 12 SS-3 (P-3A) 1967 to 1970; VP-66 (P-2V) 1970; VP-68 CAC 4 (Skypigs) SS-3 (P-3B, B-MOD, C) 1972 to 1993...Retired 12/31/93 (HYT)...Zero-Dark-Thirty Preflights...All Night Patrols...Low Leval Localizing with Sea States of 10...Weather Avoidance During Long Transits (The Senior Chief [F/E] Absolutely HATES Flying Through Rough Waether)...How Could Anyone NOT Miss This?..." [25MAR98]

ARDANOWSKI, AT1 Ben Retired benjaminardanowski@yahoo.com "...I served aboard NAS Norfolk, Virginia (Radio - Aircrew) in the SNB, R4D, R5D and T28 from 1959 to 1960, VAW-13 (ECM Operator) in 1964, VP-65 (P-3 / IFT) VP-66 (P-3 / IFT). I loved Flyin' and the USN!..." [26MAY2011]

ARNOUTS, AE2 Jack n2kuo@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-66 (1970-1973) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I spent most of my time on detail to the Station Work Center 620 until my release from active duty..." [10DEC2010]

BASILIERE, AE Bob gnits48@aol.com "...I was with VP-66 from Nov 70 thru Aug 73. Would like to hear from anyone that can give me any information about VP-66 or anyone who remembers me. I was AE..." [22JAN2002]

BASS, George T. Gbass38998@aol.com "...I was in VP-16 from 6/76 until 8/77. I've been with VP-66 until I resigned unceremoniously in March 2000 after 25 years and 4000 hours..." [BIO Updated 16AUG2001 | 10NOV98]

BATES, CDR Geoff Retired gbates@clinic.net "...P-3B and P-3 "Super B" TACCO in COMPATWINGSLANT (1988-1992), OINC VP-93 (1985-1988), VP-66 (1982-1985), RESASWTRACEN (1980-82), VP-64 (1976-1979), & VP-10 (1973-1977)..." [17MAR98]

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]

BAYLESS, REAR ADMIRAL Jon W. Jr. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/baylessjw.html "...Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1979 with a degree in Systems Engineering. He was designated a Naval Aviator in April of 1981 and completed Fleet Replacement training at VP-30 in November of that same year. From December 1981 to December 1984, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless was assigned to VP-16 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida. During his tour he was designated a Patrol Plane Commander and Mission Commander making deployments to NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain, and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. The "War Eagles" were recognized with a Battle E, the Golden Wrench, and three Meritorious Unit Commendations during this period. In January of 1985, he reported to VT-27 in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas as an Instructor Pilot in the T-34C Mentor. As a Flight Leader and solo check pilot, he instructed in Basic Familiarization, Radio Instruments, Night Navigation, and Precision Acrobatics. After affiliating with the Naval Reserve, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless reported to the "Executioners" of VP-93 in November of 1989 at NAF Detroit, Michigan. During this tour, he served as Department Head for Administration, Operations, and Maintenance. He led armed patrols in Operation Sharp Guard supporting UN sanctions against the former Yugoslav Republics and also flew sorties during Support Democracy and Able Manner supporting the UN sanctioned embargo of Haiti. With the disestablishment of VP-93, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless received orders in the spring of 1994 to VP-68 at NAF Andrews, Maryland. He served as an Executive Assistant and then as the Executive Officer of the "Black Hawks". While attached to VP-68, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless supported multiple operations throughout the Mediterranean and the Caribbean to include counter narcotics missions from Roosevelt Roads, Key West, and Howard AFB in Panama. In June of 1996, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless reported aboard VP-66 in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, as the PCO and took command the following month. The "Liberty Bells" won the CNO Safety Award for 1996 and 1997 as well as the MPA International Symposium Competition for ASW Excellence during his tenure. In November of 1997, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless assumed the duties of Executive Officer NR CINCUSNAVEUR 513 (CNE 513) at Great Lakes, Ill. The command received the Leo V. Bilger Award for outstanding Surface Augment Unit that year. During this period, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless was selected to become the first East Coast Facilitator of the Navy's Culture Workshop process representing COMNAVAIRLANT. His next assignment was CO of NR Tactical Support Center 472 (TSC 472) from October 1998 to September of 1999. TSC 472 provided watch officers for NATO Operations Allied Force and Noble Anvil from TSC Sigonella in support of highly visible Balkan missions. Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless then commanded NR Battle Group Staff Eight (BGS-8) at Forest Park, Ill., from October 1999 to September 2001. While supporting COMCRUDESGRU EIGHT, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless deployed with IKEBATGRU and also served as the Deputy JFACC for Unified Endeavor. He subsequently took command of NR CINCUSNAVEUR Joint Task Force Contingency Unit 413 (CNE JTFCU 413) in October 2001. During this command tour, Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless was recalled to active duty from April 2002 to March 2003 as Deputy Commander, Task Force Five Seven at NAVCENT NSA Bahrain in support of Enduring Freedom. He was nominated for Flag rank in February 2003. Among his awards are four Meritorious Service Medals and the Navy Achievement Medal. He has attended the National Defense University's NATO Staff Officer Course, the Reserve Components National Security Course, and CINCLANTFLT's Senior Officer Course. Rear Adm. (Sel.) Bayless is also the Vice President of the Detroit Metro Chapter of the Navy League and has sat on numerous promotion and selection boards. In his civilian occupation, he is an AIRBUS 320 Captain for Northwest Airlines..." [01JUN2003]

BECK, CAPTAIN Tom Retired tombeck84@gmail.com "...I served with VP-24 (1986-1990), VP-68 (1993-1995) at NAF Andrews, Maryland, VP-66 (1995-2000) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, United States European Command (EUCOM) in Germany, 6th Fleet at NAF Naples, Italy and retired from the reserves in 2014. I live in Annapolis MD (301.461.1366)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18JAN2019 | 06JUN99]

BELISLE, REAR ADMIRAL Kenneth C. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/belislekc.html "...Rear Admiral Kenneth C. Belisle, a native of Worcester, Mass., is a 1967 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. In 1968, he was designated a Naval Aviator and was assigned to VP-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. During his first tour, he participated in operational deployments to NAS Bermuda; NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada; NS Rota, Spain, and the NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, qualifying as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, and Instructor Pilot in the P-3A Orion aircraft. In 1972, he was assigned to VP-30 as an Instructor Pilot. Rear Adm. Belisle was accepted into the TAR (Training and Administration of Reserves) Program in 1974 and was assigned to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. He subsequently transferred to VP-66 where he assumed the duties of Assistant Operations Officer. In 1978, he reported to VP-16, based at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, where he served as NATOPS/Safety Officer, Training Officer, and Officer in Charge (OIC) of the squadron's South American detachment in support of UNITAS XX, a major multinational exercise involving nine South American nations. After release from active duty in 1980, he affiliated with Squadron Augment Unit VP-0516 where he served as Reserve P-3C Training Program Coordinator, directing a pilot program which led to the establishment of the VP Master Augment Units. In 1983, he transferred to VP-92 at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he assumed the duties of Executive Officer. In October 1984, he became the squadron's tenth Commanding Officer. Returning to NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1985, he reported to VTU-7474, serving as Training Officer and Chief Staff Officer. In 1987, he became Commanding Officer of NR Helicopter Antisubmarine Wing 0174. He subsequently served as Commanding Officer of NR Mobile Maintenance Facility ALFA, NAS Jacksonville, Florida 0274, VTU-7474, and NR Carrier Group 0667 at NAS Atlanta, Georgia. From October 1995 to September 1997, he served as Chief of Staff, Logistics Task Force, Atlantic, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Va. His flag assignments have included Deputy, Maritime Defense Forces, Atlantic, Deputy Commander, Patrol Wings, Atlantic and Commander, Naval Base Jacksonville. His military decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal. Rear Adm. Belisle is a commercial pilot employed by Northwest Airlines..." [14JUL2003]

BENITEZ, Benny F. orionusn@yahoo.com "...I have been in the Navy both active and reserve for over 17 years. served with "The Swordsmen" of VF-32 at NAS Oceana from 1982-1985. Upon leaving active duty I found my calling within the VP community in 1991 when I affliated with Patron 64 at WG. In 1993 I went aircrew I have flown on P-3B's and currently on -C's and have close to 875 hours.I have flown with VP-8, VP-10, VP-30, VP-45, VP-92, and VP-66 since 1993. Being a 15 year veteran of the commerical airline industry, I am able to get around the country and offer my services to other TAR VP Sqd. that are short on (In-Flight) AO's. I have been selected for NATOPS "Blue Card" instructor by CNARF currently working toward that qual. I guess that about it, I hope this helps you. Should you have any other further questions please do not hesitate to contact me..." [22JAN2000]

BENNETT, Samuel sambenn74@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-66..." [26MAR2005]

BENSON, ADR2 George C. enjoynavy59@yahoo.com "...I was a ADR2 TAR assigned to VP-64 (1971 to 1974) and VP-66 (1974 to 1979). I was a flight crew Plane Captain and worked in W/C 110 and W/C 310. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [19DEC2008]

BENTON, AT1 John Retired bentonj456@gmail.com "...Here it is May 2022 and it's already been 27 years since I retired. Unbelievable how time flies. My career following A school graduation included a short stint with VA-205 in 1975, then on to VA-34 in A-6E's, culminating in two med cruises aboard the USS JFK by August 1977. Went on to VR-54 Detachment NAS Atlanta, Georgia flying C-118's as a FCO and Flight Attendant until 1981 (Plank Owner with VR-46 at NAS Atlanta, Georgia), when I moved up to VR-52 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Stayed almost until the very end with the C-118's and got snatched up just in January 1985 by VP-66 at the "Grove". Flew P-3A & B's as an FCO with VP-66, then VP-68 at NAF Washington, D.C. until 1992 when I moved back to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and finished my career at the Naval Air Reserve ASW Training Center (RESASWTRACEN) retiring in April 1995. Since then life has been very good. Fully retired as of May 2021..." [E-MAIL/BIO Updated 23MAY2022 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 23JUN2007 | 19APR2003]

BLOSSOM, Scott A. cinder1@rochester.rr.com "...VXN-8 was my first command from 91 to 92. Lot of great memories and a few not so good (do not remind me of that flux valve incident). For those who might remember I was the one who did the calligraphy of the CO, XO, & Bull Ensign parking spaces in 91. Glad to see they were still there at decom. Would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates from those years. Ran into a few before I went off active duty. Command history...VXN-8, HSL-30, HC-8, USS America AIMD, and short stint with VP-66 as SELRES. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me..." [14FEB2001]

BOER, Bob boer@taylorwiseman.com "...I served as a Flight Engineer with VP-64 and VP-66 (1974 to 1980)..." [09JAN2001]

BRANCHFLOWER, John branch74@home.com "...Hi guys. I was in VP-9 from 78 to 81, did Misawa, NAS Adak, Alaska and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. Got off active duty and joined VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, 82 to 95, was lucky enough to be the CO at the end. On the civilian side I'm a pilot for Continental (by way of People Express), flying out of Newark. If we've crossed paths along the way, drop me a line..." [E-Mail Updated 29JUN2000 | 11NOV98]


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]

BROWN, AO2 Joseph funnyfire7@gmail.com "...I served with VP-66 and VP-68 as a Aircrew and NATOPS Instructor..." [27FEB2012]

BRUNNER, CAPTAIN Robert L."Bob" Retired rlbsr98@me.com "...I served with VP-8 (1970-1973), VP-66 (1973-1987), CO NR NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal (1987-1989), CO NRRU Naval Reserve Center Avoca, PA (1989-1994) and retired in 1994...." [07APR2014]

BURGER, AMEC Randy krip@pacbell.net "...My first P-3 squadron was VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1974-1978. I was there when we change the squadron logo from the SIX-SIX dice to the Liberty bell. From 1978-1982 I spent 4 fun filled years with VP-65 NAS Point Mugu, California, after-which against my will I spent 5 years tail-hooking. Fortunately, I was able to spend my last four years back in P-3's at VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California. To all my old buddies who are still around drop me a line some time. It would be great to hear from you..." [01MAR99]

CAGLE, CDR Nathan "Nate" Retired cglnate@comcast.net "...I served with VP-90 from 1974-1977, did 2 deployments-NAS Iwakuni, Japan and NAF Misawa, Japan, also Djubuti, NSF Diego Garcia, Bandar Abbas, Iran, Karachi, Pakistan, U-Tapao Royal Thailand Air Force Base, Thailand. TACCO/Mission Commander, CAC-6. Joined VP-90 (NAS Glenview, Illinois) from 1977-1979, then VP-66 (NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania). Retired in 1997. Looking for Shipmates..." [22DEC2005]

CAMPOBASSO, ASCS(AW) David Dwcampo@aol.com "...I've been around VP squadrons my whole career.. All AIMDs.. NAF Detroit, Michigan, Mi...VP-93 Feb 80 - Dec 86 .... NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts...VP-92 Dec 86 - Jul 94... NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania...VP-64 and VP-66 Jul 94 to Present... I'm currently the Maintenance Senior Chief at AIMD NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [28JAN98]

CAREY, AW1 George Retired glcarey49@gmail.com "...I served with VP-60 (11/1970-11/1976), VP-66 (11/1976-10/1977), VP-60 (03/1979-10/1994) and Naval Air Reserve Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center (10/1977-03/1979)..." [E-Mail Updated 01FEB2019 | E-Mail Updated 16FEB2000]

CARR, ADC David syudmc2@bellsouth.net "...I was a FE from 1970 to 1986 with VP-60, VP-66, VP-67, VP-68 and VP-94..." [28SEP2010]

CAWI, AT1(NAC) Steven Scawi@aol.com "...Started out with P-3's working NAS Glenview, Illinois AIMD, MMF 0372 (Mobile Maintenace Unit 0372) and VP-60. Departed NAS Glenview, Illinois in 1988 and served with VP-68 as IFT from 1988 until the hangar doors were closed in 1996. Currently attached to VP-66 as IFT. I have worked on and flown in P-3B's, P-3B TACNAVMODs, P-3C UI, II, and II.5 models. Hope to get UIII's before reserve career ends sometime after year 2000..." [22APR98]

CERINO, PO3 Charles cerino@comcast.net "...I served with VP-66 (1973-1978) NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as a SS3 operator..." [04MAY2016]

CIMINO, AMHAA Michael D. mrfixit51@aol.com "...I served with VP-66 (1975-1977)..." [17FEB2014]

Memorial Picture "...CLAPP, ADC Larry...Received this from AVCM Mike Gensch - It is with a very sad and heavy heart that I tell you that ADC Larry Clapp passed away at 5:15 this morning. Larry served with VP-66, VP-68, VP-92 and NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Larry is going to be cremated without a funeral service. Katie and the family want to invite everyone to join in a memorial service there in FL, maybe in a couple of weeks. This will allow the family some time to grieve together and also allow people to make travel plans. Larry has been in Hospice care so his passing was expected but it’s still a shock to think he’s gone..." Contributed by CAHILL, Kevin R. kevin1fe@aol.com [21MAY2015]

CLAPP, ADC Larry Retired katylar123@aol.com "...20 Years w/VP's The Minutemen (VP-92) from 1974-1979. The Liberty Bells (VP-66) 1979-1983. The Blackhawks (VP-68) 1983-1990 then back to the Liberty Bells as an ADC. 1994 to RAIMD NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and then three years as the Junk Yard Dog running the stations Recycling Department. Best thrill besides being a qualified ground engine operator on all those P-3s, my two years as NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania CPOA president. Retired 1 Nov 1997 w/ lots of great friends..." [13APR98]

CLINE, AO3 macline@ameritech.net "...I served with VP-66 and VP-64 from the years of 1995-1999..." [02OCT2002]

COLOMBO, AMC(AW) Richard http://reserves.navy.mil/Public/Staff/Centers/Forces+Command/Centers/REDCOM+Northwest/Centers/NRC+Everett/WelcomeAboard/CMC/default.htm "...AMC(AW) Colombo began his Naval career enlisting into the Naval Air Reserve (4X10) Program in September 1970. He graduated from Naval Air Reserve Training Unit, Memphis, Tennessee, CO. #26-71 on February 5th,1971, followed by AMS "A" School at Naval Air Technical Training Center Millington, Tennessee. His first duty assignment as a SELRES was with augment units of VS-63 / VS-73 out of NAF Detroit, Michigan, earning Plane Captain on the S2E Tracker. In April 1975, he voluntary recalled to active duty to support the decommissioning of the E1-B squadron RVAW-110 onboard USS Hancock (CV 19) at close of the Vietnam Conflict. He was later reassigned to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington with VA-128 and VA-52, featuring the A-6E Intruder. He left the service in 1977, settling in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and earning an Associate Arts Degree from Skagit Valley College. He worked as grounds keeping foreman at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington for two years and served as a tour guide with Princess Cruises of Seattle for eight summer seasons throughout the Pacific Northwest, north to Alaska. During the off seasons, he owned and operated the home repair service C & C Handiworks for ten years. In 1978, he reaffiliated as a SELRES with NAS 4089 supporting 500 Division at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, AIMD. In 1981 he was assigned to the EA-6A squadron VAQ 309, earning recognition as "AXEMAN 1985 Sailor of the Year." As an AMS2 in September of 1986, he came on active duty as a TAR and was assigned to NAR Whidbey as a Non-Destructive Inspector (NDI) Operator. In 1987, he transferred to NAS Glenview, Illinois as station NDI Technician, 500 Division. He quickly advanced to E-6, and while working in Quality Assurance, became a Chief in September of 1990. In 1991, he transferred to SH-2G Fleet Introduction Team Commander Helicopter Wing Reserve (FIT CHWR), NAS North Island, San Diego, California as Technical Manual Specialist overseeing the contractor rewrite of 55 / SH-2G maintenance manuals, ultimately assigned as the FIT Coordinator. He served as the H-2 Systems Desk for CHWR, overseeing helicopter community issues. In 1995 he transferred to HSL-94 as the SH-2G system specialist, serving as Maintenance Control Chief, QAO, and Training Officer. He performed as Helicopter Detachment CPO on five shipboard detachments onboard the USS Samuel Elliot Morrison (FFG 13), USS Clark (FFG 11) USS Estocin (FFG 15), and USS Inchon (MCS 12). He also served as the detachment coordinator on four detachments to AUTEC Torpedo Range, Andros Island. In 1999 he transferred to VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as Safety/NATOPS CPO, Divisional and Supply Dept CPO, and served as the Maintenance Control/DET CPO on three detachments with the P-3C maintenance team on Caribbean Drug Enforcement operations. In July 2003, he transferred to Naval Reserve Center Everett, WA and assumed duties as Command Chief. AMC(AW) Colombo's major military and personal decorations include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (4), Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2), and the Enlisted Air Warfare Qualification..." [25MAR2005]

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]

COTTHAUS, AOCM John "Jay" Retired JCotthaus@aol.com "...VC-5 Okinawa, '72-75; VP-66, '75-79; VP-68 ( NAS Patuxent River, Maryland), '79-83; RESASWTRACEN NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, '83-86; COMRESPATWINGLANT NAS Norfolk, Virginia, '86-90; VP-92 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, '90-92. I retired in October '92 and would enjoy hearing from old squadron mates..." [01FEB98]

COUCH, Phillip Retired phillip.couch@navy.mil "...I served with VP-64, VP-66, VP-67, and VP-93. I retired in 1992..." [06APR2004]

CRAWFORD, AE1 Greg gacrawford@windstream.net "...Attended AE Class "A" School, VP-94 (1975-01/1978) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana as an Training and Administration of Reserves (TAR) and VP-66 (02/1978-05/1982) NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as a Reservist and currently live in the Charlotte, NC area..." [08NOV2011]

CRAWLEY, Anthony cuervochampion81@aol.com "...I was with the VP-66 Liberty Bells from June of 2001 to October of 2004. I'm just hoping to get in touch with some old Shipmates. I'm also wondering what ever happened to that darn sheep. W/C 210 was always getting into trouble somehow. The Animal House was cool too..." [31JUL2005]

CURTIS, AE1(AW) Jamie Blue JABLCU@AOL.COM "...I served with VP-92 in good ol SOUWEY ( NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts) from August 1990 to December 1993, then I transferred to VFA-203 "Blue Dolphins" in NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida and I also made the homeport change to NAS Atlanta. I left 203 in December 1997 and went back to the wonderful world of P-3's at VP-66 (Liberty Bells) in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I'm currently in FE school at RATCEN and will be back with the Liberty Bells August 2000..." [20MAY2000]

DEENEY, ADCS(AW) John J. Retired john_deeney@icpphil.navy.mil "...I was a SELRES in VP-66 from Feb. 1976 until I retired in Nov. 1998. Over 22 years of great times, especially the dets in the 80's. Work around P-3's as a civilian also at the Naval Inventory Control Point (formally ASO). Great airplane, Huh?..." [12APR99]

DEES, CDR Andy Retired frade34@aol.com "...I served (Active Duty) with VP-16 (1980-1983) and Reserve with VP-66, VP-67 (1990-1995), TSC-1079 (Plank Owner), Technical Projects Officer for Commander In Chief United States Pacific Command (USCINCPAC) War Gaming/Simulation Facility and retired from the United States Navy Reserve after serving as the Surveillance and Warning Tactical Applications Officer assigned to United States Space Command, Peterson AFB and Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center, Colorado..." [31JAN2012]

DEKKER, LCDR Donald G. Retired dekkerdo@msu.edu "...I entered the Navy in 1981, earned my commission through AOCS in 1982. I was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1983. I served with VP-8 ('84-'87) deploying to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. I was on CAC's 1, 10, 4 and 2. I served with VP-93 ('89-'92) deploying to NS Rota, Spain, NAS Bermuda and the Carribean. I was on CAC 2. I served with VP-66 ('95-'97) flying the EP-3J's. We made detachments to NAS Agana, Guam, Hawaii, East & West coast. I transfered to CPRW-5 in NAS Brunswick, Maine where I retired in 2001 from NAR Brunswick. Currently working for the US Forest Service in Minnesota. Would love to hear from any old Shipmates..." [18SEP2010]

DELOACHE, CDR T. P. Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...Commander DeLoache entered Naval service in 1984 as an Electrician's Mate (EM) in the Nuclear Power program. After Basic Electricity and Electronics School and EM "A" School, he completed Nuclear Power School in Orlando, FL, and the Nuclear Power Training Unit in Windsor Locks, CT, qualifying as a Nuclear Plant Electrical Operator. After finishing nuclear power training, he was selected for Aviation Officer Candidate School in NAS Pensacola, Florida. He was commissioned as an Ensign in 1986. After flight training Commander DeLoache reported to VP-10 at NAS Brunswick, Maine. At VP-10 he qualified as Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator, Mission Commander, primary NFO NATOPS instructor (blue card), and Commander Patrol Wing Five weapons system trainer (WST) instructor. His ground duties included Ground Safety, Educational Services, Ordnance, NFO Training, and NFO NATOPS Officer. Commander DeLoache completed deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and NS Rota, Spain / NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. These deployments included operational detachments to Andoya, Norway; NAS Sigonella, Sicily and Naples, Italy; and Lann Bihue and Nimes Garon, France, and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. In 1991 Commander DeLoache reported to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VX-1) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. As an Operational Test Director, he directed the development and execution of operational test and evaluation of airborne weapons, sensor and software systems. In 1993 Commander DeLoache reported as a Selected Reservist to Patrol Squadron Six Eight (VP-68) at NAF Washington, D.C.. At VP-68 Commander DeLoache qualified as TACCO, Mission Commander, and primary NFO NATOPS instructor. He completed Active Duty for Training (AT) periods in NS Rota, Spain; NAS Sigonella, Sicily; NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. In 1996 Commander DeLoache reported to Patrol Squadron Six Six (VP-66) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. He qualified as TACCO, Mission Commander, and primary NATOPS instructor. He completed operational detachments to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR; NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii; and NAF Misawa, Japan..." [18JUL2005]

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]

DOHERTY, AO1 Jeffrey P. jevedfl@gmail.com "...I served with VP-915 (1963-1964) at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, VP-66 (1965-1969) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and VP-64 (1970-1981) NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [BIO Updated 29JAN2022 | 28JAN2022]

DORAN, AMS1 Charles W. Jr. Retired alumni93@comcast.net "...I served with VP-30 (FE Training) from 1977 to 1978, VP-64/VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove from 1978 to 1986 and VP-93 until its Diestablishment in 1994. I currently publish a Newsletter and send to members of the Executioner family. I'm looking for any and all members of VP-93 so please send your address that I may keep our data base currrent..." {E-Mail Updated 16MAR2009 | 00XX97]

Memorial Picture "...DORAN, AMS1 Charles W. Jr...VP-30, VP-64, VP-66 and VP-93 , Charles W. Doran, Jr., age 79, a resident of Romeo since 1986, passed away on Saturday, March28, 2020 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. Charles was bornOctober 5, 1940 in Norristown, PA., the son of Charles Sr. & Myrtle Esther (Binns) Doran. OnJuly 15, 1961 he married Sally Paulhamus in Elkon, Maryland. Charles spent 24 year in the Navy,before retiring in 1994 as a flight engineer for the P-3 Orion submarine hunter airplane stationedat Selfridge Air Force base in Mt Clemens, Michigan. He also worked as a paramedic in PA.,worked in the auto body repair business, and also for the Sine Company in Mt Clemens. Charles is survived by his wife Sally, children: Catherine (Joseph) Carbo, Kimberly (Harry) Haugalong with grandchildren Heather, Matthew, A.J., and Rebecca. Great grandchildren survivinginclude Felicity, Aiden, Skylar, Teagen, Aria, Wyatt, Andy, and Evie. Charles was also survived byhis sister Carol (Robert) Greene and was preceded in death by son Charles William (Billy) IIIDoran, and great grandchildren Lincoln, Conner, & Caelen.Funeral services are private. Local arrangements by the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home, Romeo Michigan..." Contributed by BENTON, AT1 John Retired bentonj456@gmail.com [20APR2024]

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]

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]

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]

EDGAR, AWC Jim Retired edgar.james@bresnan.net "...I served with VP-60 from 1973-1977, VP-66 from 1977-1981, RESASWTRACEN from 1981-1984, VP-60 from 1984-1989, and retired 1989. I like the idea of a VP-60 Reunion. And would like hear from more Cobras..." [E-Mail Updated 14MAY2010 | E-Mail Updated 14APR2003 | 06FEB98]

ELWIN, Kevin kevsanso@optonline.net "...I joined VP-26 in 1977 and became a 2nd Mech in the summer of 1978. I flew on Med and WestPac deployments with VP-26 until I got off of active duty in 1981. I joined the reserves, VP-64 as soon as I left VP-26 and remained with them as a P-3 FE until 1987. I transfered to VP-65 out of NAS Point Mugu, California in 1987 and flew with them until 1991. I then transfered back to the east coast and affiliated with VP-66 until 1997. I consider VP-64 my real home and miss all the good times I had in the VP community. I have to say, I didn't ever have a bad time..." [19MAY2009]

ENGLER, John jenglerp3@aol.com "...Greetings fellow VP-1 Screaming Eagles; I was attached in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 07/90 - 07/93 as a Nav/Comm on CAC-6 and then as TACCO on CAC-5. Currently with VP-66 in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and attending Rutgers Law School full time. Screaming Eagles rule! Happy holidays..." [20DEC98]

ENGLISH, AEC Russell J. Retired rodealer557@cs.com "...I served in as a Flight Engineer with VP-92, VP-91, VP-31 (TAR Instructor) and VP-66. Retired in 1990 out of VR-57. Now I'm a Dealer (Cards not Drugs) at the Trunp Marina Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. I would very much like to hear from my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 05NOV2003 | 24APR98]

ENLUND, William L. william.enlund@mci2000.com "...I served in the following VP squadrons VP-60, VP-66, VP-69, and VP-94. I retired in 1989 as a AMCS and am curently employed by American International Airways as a B747 Flight Engineer. I would enjoy hearing from any of my old Shipmates..." [24MAR98]

FARAGASSO, AM1(AW) Keith kfaragasso@holmanauto.com "...I served with VP-66 (1996-2005) as Airframes Supervisor then Maintenance Division LPO. I loved the support I received from everyone when I found out I had a Brain tumor and Cancer. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [04MAY2013]

FOWLER, ADCS E. E. Butch Retired EFF506@aol.com "...I was attached to the VP Line at NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1968 until the "Stand-up" of VP-60 and VP-90. I served with VP-60 as part of the NAS TAR Cadre and did not officially belong to VP-60. In 1971 I transferred to VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. On to VP-66 and P3's in 1973 (Pax River class 7301, G. Armstrong was my Inst. FE. Flew the Bi-Centennial air show P3 demo with Lt. Belise, Ray Reuther, and I apologize that I cannot remember our co-pilot. It may have been Dick Teener. From there it was back to VP-94 to transition them to P3's. Terminated flying in VP-94 tour, but stayed with the VP community with tours to VP-92 in SOWEY then on to NAS Glenview, Illinois and VP-90. CNAVRES "Enhanced" my career in 1985 with a trip to VF-301 Tomcats, and I managed a years tour with COMFITAEWWINGSPAC at Mirimar as code 755 F14 Material Readiness SCPO. I retired in 1988 and returned to the Chicago area and now work for Illinois Tool Works. I would like to hear from any shipmates form either the VP community or the VF community..."

FRICKE, CDR Joe fricke@cnauk.navy.mil "...I served with VP-16 from 1985 to 1989, VP-31 from 1989 to 1991, VP-60 from 1991 to 1993, and finally VP-66 from 1993 to 2005. I am now serving as the Transition Officer assigned to US Naval Activities United Kingdom as the Command moves toward closure by SEP07..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 17NOV2006 | 24SEP98]

FUCHS, ADC Dave Retired dfuchs@lxpk.veridian.com "...I flew P-3's from November 1973 to July 1990. Logged 1 or 2 hours as an Instructor FE. VP-90, VP-93, VP-64, VP-66, and VP-68. Retired as ADC at VP-68 NAF Washington, D.C.. Presently working in FMS and the F/A-18 Hornet program at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [13OCT99]

FULWIDER, David dvfulwi@aol.com "...Served with VP-9 from May 74 through June 78 on active duty. Reserves with VP-60 from Sep 78 through August 81. Next VP squadron was with VP-66 from Sept 89 through Dec 93. Currently CO VTU 0808G at the RESCEN in North Miami, Florida..." [24DEC97]

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]

GILBERTSON, Don Chiefdon37@aol.com "...I served in VP-66 from 1974-1978. Went from AZ3 to AZ1. Had great tour of duty there. All the flight engineers were great guys. Anyone can mail me at 22922 Gault St. West Hills, CA. 91307..." [26JAN99]

GORDON, Calvin j173943@verizon.net "...I served with VP-66 (1994-1995). However, I drilled with VP-66 for my two week cruise's out of Binhamton, NY from 1980 to 1990. I retired from the reserves in March of 1996. I worked with some good people..." [27FEB2012]

GRAY, AT1 Daniel Retired ddgray@comcast.net "...I served with VP-69 (1979) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, Selected Reserve (SELRES) (1980-1986), VP-91 (1986-1990) at NAS Moffett Field, California (TAR IFT), VP-69 (1990-1994) at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington Reserve AntiSubmarine Warfare TRAining CEnter (RESASWTRACEN) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1994-1999) and VP-66 at NAS NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania until I retired..." [14AUG2012]

GREEN, AT1(NAC) Richard (Rich) J. Sr. Retired richard.j.green@lmco.com "...I started out with VP-30 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (I'm dating myself!) for aircrew training in late 1972/early 1973, joined VP-26 Crew 2 as a Flight Communications Operator in P-3Bs from 1973 to 1976, did a short (2 months) stint with NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, then on to VP-31 as an FCO Instructor in Bs and Bmods (Super Bees) from 1977 to 1979, went to NAS Pensacola, Florida for Aircrew Candidate School and ended up going into the Reserves! Joined VP-0810 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts then moved across the hall to VP-92 as an FCO/Instructor in P-3As and P-3Bmods from 1979 to 1985. Broke service for a few years then I then went to VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as FCO/Instructor/IFT in P-3As again then P-3C Update 2s as IFT from 1989 to 1994, and finally down the hall to VP-66 in P-3C Update 2s and EP-3Js (we got them from VAQ-33 when they were distestablished) as IFT until I retired in July 1998. Didn't stop working on P-3s then, though, went to Lockheed Martin Greenville, SC for the next 5 1/2 years working on the P-3 AIP Mod program as an Avionics Post Mod tester until this last March, when I moved to Marietta, GA to work on the F/A-22 program. I will miss being around the old P-3. I've seen a lot of stuff from a lot of people I knew back when. Y'all keep in touch!..." [08JUL2004]

GREEN, AT2 Robert "Bob" n3dmi@olg.com "...Served with VP-66 as an AT2 1980-85. At same time worked at Naval Air Development Center, Warminster, PA on various VP projects. Ironically now that I am retired I am working for a contractor on the same P-3's (A,B,C) that I worked on at Warminster. The first P-3 148883 has been officialy decomissioned and was put on temporary display October 20, 2001, at NAWC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, pending relocation to a new permanent site at the new Patuxent Naval Air Museum at NAWC Patuxent River, MD..." [05NOV2001]

GREENBERG, Dave djg1@erols.com "...Served in VP-66 from 1978 thru 1982. Most of my time attached to AIMD Airframes Division. Presently with the 135th Maryland Air National Guard as a C-130 crew chief and have been attached on deployments over the years worldwide with the US Marine Corps. and USN repairing various support equitment. Would like to hear from anyone in Six Six form those great years..." [19SEP98]

GROSS-CURFMAN, AK1 Bonnie Retired bonniecurfman@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VP-90 (1978-1981), VP-91 (1981-1989), VP-90 (1989-1994) and VP-66 (1994-1998). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [21NOV2016]

Memorial Picture "...HALEY, MCPO Leo Jr...MCPO Leo Haley, Jr. Retired passed away 3 December 2012. Dad served aboard the USS Saratoga, then went to VP-66 and retired while serving with HS-75. Viewing will be held at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel, Corpus Christi, TX on 12 Dec 2012 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM. Funeral Service will be held at the same location on 13 Dec 2012 at 11:00AM. To view tribute please visit Seaside Funeral Home - Leo Haley..." Contributed by Ricky Haley rrhaley@aol.com [10DEC2012]

HARRALD, James "Homer" harraldjc@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-64 from 1987 to 1992 (worked on the line with Dave Smith), VP-92 from 1992 to 1996 (worked on the line with Kerry Clish and Sol Loranger), and VP-66 in 1999. Look forward to hearing from former Shipmates..." [16APR2004]

HARTIG, AFCM(AW) Curtis Retired chart41@bellsouth.net "...Attended Boot Camp at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes, Illinois (February 1978 to June 1978,, AMS "A" School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee (June 1978 to September 1978), VP-66 (October 1978 to March 1982), AIMD at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts (March 1982 to December 1986), AIMD at NAS Atlanta, Georgia (December 1986 to June 1990), Navy Reserve Personnel Center (NRPC) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (June 1990 to June 1992), VFA-203 NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida (June 1992 to December 1997 and AIMD SEA at NAS Atlanta, Georgia. I retired after serving 22 years and 5 days. I worked for the NAS Atlanta, Georgia Public Works Civilian as a HVAC Lead Technician from November 2000 to September 2009. Enjoyed every tour of Duty! Best Shipmates or friends you could ask for. Miss all of you!! I teach Heating and Air Conditioning now at Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta, GA..." [22AUG2010]

HAYES, AW2 Jay W. hayes36@verizon.net "...I served with VP-935 and VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1964-1970) while with the Naval Reserves. I flew Aircrew and Jezz Operator..." [24MAR2013]

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]

Memorial Picture "...Shipmate Pix HICKEY, AFCM(AW/NAC) James M...It is with great sadness the I report the death of my brother, Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman (E-9) James M. Hickey. Jim retired as the CMC of VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Obituary in the May 10, 2008 Philadelphia Inquirer: JAMES M. HICKEY, 59, of Palmyra, NJ, an insurance executive and US Naval Reserve retiree, died on Monday of bladder cancer. Jim attended Palmyra HS and Bordentown Military Academy. During a 40-year career in the insurance industry, Jim held executive positions with several companies including AIG in Philadelphia and New York and AWAC in Bermuda. Jim was also retired from the US Naval Reserve, at the rank of Master Chief Aircraft Maintenanceman (E-9). His 28-year Navy career included 24 years with VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Jim is survived by sons, Christian W. and Jonathan of Riverton; mother, Florence Hickey of Cinnaminson, siblings, Gina (Mike) Reed of Delran, Anita (Jim) Corcoran of Delran, Stephen of Cinnaminson; best friend, Mary Corcoran of Philadelphia; and ex-wife, Kate Hickey of Riverton; also James Gray, Jeannine Miller, and Jaclyn Marshall. Jim was predeceased by his father, James E. Hickey and sister, Janet Jalkiewicz. An avid sailor, Jim will be cremated and his ashes scattered at sea. Services are private...Anita Hickey Corcoran corcorananita@gmail.com..." [11MAY2008]

HICKEY, AFCM(AW/NAC) Jim Retired p3cmc@aol.com "...Spent 24 great years in VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, last 7 years as CMC. I would love to be hooked up to receive comments from the many former Shipmates I see on the site..." [24MAR99]


HOBBS, YN1(MTS) James C. (Chris) Retired hobbs6610@sbcglobal.net "...VP-67 1985-1989, Naval Air Reserve NAS Jacksonville, Florida 1989-1992, Commander Naval Reserve Force 1992-1995, VP-66 1995-1998, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1998-2001, Naval Reserve Center Port Hueneme, California 2001-2004 and Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth 2004-2005 (Retired). Miss you guys! Now living in Fort Worth, Texas..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 10NOV2005 | 23AUG2002]

HUGHES, AD2 Robert robert_hughes@icpphil.navy.mil "...Served with VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1976. Retired in 1993 as a P-3 "mech." Worked with Crew 15, nicknamed "bassmaster" Mr. Gee-dunk. Currently Teamleader NAVICP Philadelphia F-404/414 F/A 18 engine program..." [16MAR2000]

HYLAND, CDR (SEL) 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]

IMSCHWEILER, David J. DavidImsch@aol.com "...I was attached to VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from 1/83 to 10/88. I am looking for a Shipmate who was attached during the same time period. We worked the line together his name is John Orlando and the last known address was in NY. Can anyone out there help on this one..." [09AUG2001]

Memorial Picture "...INGORDO, CPO Louis...I wanted to let the members of VP-832, VP-834, VP-837 and VP-66 know that my Father, CPO Louis Ingordo, passed away on August 10, 2004 at the age of 90. He moved in with my family after my Mom Louise passed away in 2000. He was always so proud of his time in the Navy and told stories about those days to friends and family all the time. Please feel free to contact me and let me know that stories that you have to share about my dad. Lovingly, Christine Ingordo...Chrisitne Ingordo cif724@aol.com..." [31AUG2004]

INGORDO, CPO Louis (Deceased) c/o his daughter Christine Ingordo cif724@aol.com "...I am sure my Dad would love to hear from some of his old friends that are out there...Dad served with VP-832, VP-834, VP-837 and VP-66..." [Deceased 31AUG2004 | 05MAY98]

JANECEK, AKC(AW) Randy Retired randyj37@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-66 (1983-1987) in Material Control w/c 050..." [28MAR2012]

JENSEN, AEC(AW) Scott A. copper0@voicenet.com "...I'm updating my new e-mail address for all my former squadron mates from VP-60 1988 to 1992 and VP-90 1992 to 1994. I finally made back to a VP squadron at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I'm here at VP-66. I would really like to hear from all the Cobras and Lions from good old NAS Glenview, Illinois. And can you believe it I finally Made Chief!..." [E-Mail Updated 17AUG99 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 18OCT98]

JOHNSON, AFCM(AW) Keith JohnsonKE3@navair.navy.mil "...Started my Navy life with VP-60, 1979-1982, transferred to VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee 1982-1986 ran the AME shop. Transferred to VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 1987-1991 Made Chief and transferred to NAS NOLA.1991-1995 Made Senior and transferred to VFC-13 Fallon Nevada 1995-1998 then to VR-48 NAF Andrews, Maryland, Made Master and retired in 2001, Currently employed in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, enjoying life and missing the Navy. IF you ever get up this way stop by and look me up. I miss each and every one of you. Great times were had by all..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 25JAN2002 | 22APR98]

JOHNSON, Michael A. thndr1mj@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-66 from 91-97 as an AE2/AE1 I'm currently stationed at VFA-203 NAS Atlanta. Hope to hear from some of my old Shipmates from the "Grove."..." [10JAN99]

JOHNSON, Tanya L. tan.bri07@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-66 from the fall of 1991 until summer of 1995. Met many good friends and Shipmates..." [25OCT2010]

JONES, AXCS Rick jonesr@olg.com): "...I began my VP service as a Reserve AO2 with VP-69 flying SP2Hs (P2V7) in 1972-1973. I returned to active duty with a short tour in VA-305 in 1973. I changed rate to AX in 1974 and was sent to VP-66 where we flew P-3As and I qualified as an Inflight Tech. I then did tours with VP-65, AIMD NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-60, Mobile Maintenance Facility Foxtrot, and completed my active duty at COMRESPATWINGPAC in 1990. I am now a Senior Associate with the management consulting firm of Booz-Allen & Hamilton supporting a Navy client at NAWCAD NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [05MAR2000]


KEATING, AT Steve keatingsteve69@aol.com "...I served with VP-66 (1972-1977) in Work Center 210..." [03FEB2015]

KELLY, Dan Su8Pack@aol.com "...I was in VP-66 from 72 to 78. SS 1/2 Jez. Great memories. Flew P-2's for a couple months before the P-3's came on board..." [01APR98]

KERN, Rick capthowdy_1968@yahoo.com "...I'm currently an IFT with VP-66 in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania...I was an IFT in VP-66 from 1995 till 1999. I now have been cursed to work in the VR community. I am hoping to make my return to VP shortly..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 07JUN2000 | 09NOV98]

KERNS, Kurt D. KDKERNS@erols.com "...I was an AE2 with VP-66 from 1991-1995. I am now in Northern Virginia as a civilian..." [02APR98]

KILGER, CAPTAIN Peter Retired peter.kilger@gmail.com "...I graduated from the United States Naval Academy (1980), Naval Flight Officer (1981), VP-31 at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-6 (1982-1985) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and Naval Air Training Unit, Mather AFB, California (trained Student Naval Flight Officers in advanced navigation methods), VP-66 (1986-1997) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VQ-11 (1999-2000) as Commanding Officer, FMP MOCC 0197 (2000-2002), Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer (NEPLO) for New Hampshire (2002-2006), VTU in New Hampshire, VTU in Salt Lake City, SACT Unit, NOSC Support Unit (2008) and retired (Navy Reserve) in June 2008. I am currently the Director of Programs for Sierra Nevada Corporation in Dayton, OH..." [22NOV2010]

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, Bob "Doc" vpninety@gmail.com "...My VP career started with VP-19 at NAS Alameda, California in 1961. Left the Navy July 1964. Reenlisted as a TAR and went back to NAS Alameda, California with NARTU. I worked the VP line till 1970 and left for VP-66 as a plank owner with them. Became an FE with them during their transistion to P-3's. During the 20 year career I also did tours with VP-17, VP-90, NARC NAS Minneapolis, Minnesota and I think a few other places. As a civilian I wrenched for an air tanker outfit flying P2's. A most interesting part of aviation. I've worked in the airline industry, maintenance director with a travel club and finally retiring from working on DC-10's for TIMCO Aviation in 2005. I live in North Carolina in a forest with my wife, 2 dogs, and 2 cats..." [BIO Updated 30JUN2010 | E-Mail Updated 23JUN2010 | E-Mail Updated 20NOV2002 | E-Mail Updated 24JUL2000 | 23MAY99]

KNIGHT, AW1 Terry knightstar07@verizon.net "...I served with a Squadron Augment Unit (1980-1981), VP-66 (1981-1985), VP-93 (1985-1988), ASWOC (1988), NADC (1988-1989) and VP-64 (1989-present). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 12MAR2012 | 13MAY98]

KOPER, CDR Harry (USNR) Retired hfk@verizon.net "...I served with VP-934 (AO E1/E5) from 1962 to 1967, VP-66 (Air Intell ENS/LT(jg)) from 1970 to 1972, VP-66 (Air Intell LT) from 1976 to 1978, VP-66 (Air Intell LCDR) from 1981 to 1983, VP-66 (Air Intell LCDR) and 1985 (Air Intell CDR) from 1985 to 1987..." [24JUN2011]

KRAVITZ, Ron Retired p3flyer@verizon.net "...I entered the Naval Air program in 1960 as a P2V-7 Ordnance Air Crewman with VP-18. I was released from active duty in 1963 and went active reserves in 1966. I served with VP-934 which was redesignated VP-66 and redesignated again to VP-64 (when another squadron was moved down from New York). I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974 and served with VP-65 in NAS Point Mugu, California. I went to P-3 flight Engineer School in 1975 and was recalled to active duty in January 1976. I stayed on active duty touring with VP-64, VP-69 and NAS Dallas, Texas. I was part of the team that opened up NAS Fort Worth JRB. I retired in August of 1996. I would enjoy hearing from some of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 25OCT2008 | E-Mail Updated 10JAN2003 | 08NOV98]

KROSTOSKY, AT1 Kevin E. jack-mackerel@hotmail.com "...I served with VS-28 at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, HSL-36 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida and VP-66 (1982-1996) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania with deployments to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain, NS Roosevelt Roads, PR and visits to NAS Jacksonville, Florida..." [18NOV2014]

KRUSE, AWCS Merrill kruse@erols.com "...I began my love affair with P-3's at VP-SAU NAS South Weymouth, MA. (1975-1980). Tours followed at VP-66 (1980-1982), RATCEN (Reserve ASW Training Center) NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (1982-1987), NAS South Weymouth (14B44 Instructor) (1987-1991), VP-66 (1991-1994), and Fleet Maritime Patrol Mobile Operations Control Center (FMP MOCC) Willow Grove (1994-present). Missing those days of endless patrols and plentiful adversaries...I am currently serving as the Command Senior Chief for Commander Reserve Patrol Wing..." [BIO Updated 25JUN2002 | 10NOV97]

LaBEOUF, CAPTAIN Alan A. http://reserves.navy.mil/Public/Staff/Centers/Forces+Command/Centers/Naval+Air+Reserves/Centers/Brunswick/WelcomeAboard/CommandingOfficer/default.htm "...Captain Alan A. LaBeouf, a native of Rochester, New York, graduated from the State University of New York at Albany in 1975. He was commissioned through Aviation Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, in May 1980, and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in May 1981. Captain LaBeouf's first operational assignment was with the "Skinny Dragons" of VP-4 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He served with them from February 1982, to May 1985, holding the positions of Legal Officer and NATOPS Officer. In June 1985, he was assigned to VP-31 as a flight instructor. Captain LaBeouf was selected for the Full Time Support (formerly TAR) program in January, 1986. In addition to his flight instructor duties, he was an instructor for the Tactical Training Team. In May 1988, he left VP-31 for NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he served as the Aviation Training Officer for the next year. He then moved to VP-92 where he held the positions of Training Officer and Maintenance Officer for the "Minutemen." In June 1991, Captain LaBeouf reported to the Naval Air Reserve ASW Training Center, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, as the Senior Evaluator of the Commander Naval Air Reserve Force P-3 NATOPS Evaluation Team. His next assignment was to VP-66 as the Aviation Maintenance Officer. In October 1993, he assumed the duties as Officer-in-Charge of VP-66. During his tenure, the "Liberty Bells" transitioned to the P-3C UII aircraft and added two unique EP-3J aircraft with their Electronic Warfare Training mission to the squadron. In December 1994, he reported to the staff of Commander Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic where he held the positions of Maintenance, Operations and Administration Officer. Captain LaBeouf reported onboard NAS Brunswick, Maine in June 1997, to stand up VQ-11 and became the squadron's first Commanding Officer in an establishment ceremony in August 1997. For the next two years his squadron of electronic EP-3J's trained surface and air units from every U.S. battle group as well as many allies in the Electronic Warfare mission. Captain LaBeouf was next assigned to OPNAV N512, Navy Warfare Policy and Doctrine. When terrorists attacked the USS Cole, he was attached to the Secretary of the Navy's Antiterrorism Task Force until his departure in July 2001. He attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces for the next year and graduated with a Masters of Science in National Resource Strategy in the class of 2002. In July 2002, he reported to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs as the Director of Readiness. During his time in this joint tour he was responsible for the Department of Defense's actions that resulted in rebalancing the active and reserve force mix for all seven Reserve components. In August 2004, Captain LaBeouf assumed command of Naval Air Reserve, NAS Brunswick, Maine where he is responsible for 20 augment units and two aviation squadrons comprising over 800 selected reservists. Captain LaBeouf's awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (second award), Navy Commendation Medal (fourth award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (third award), and various other unit and campaign ribbons. He is married to the former Joanne Petrosino of Geneva, New York. Their daughter, Pamela, lives in Geneva, New York..." [25MAR2005]

LACHMAN, CW04(ATCS) David E. Retired david.e.lachman@juno.com "...I joined the Naval Reserve at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in October 1962. Assigned to VP-936 (October 1962-September 1966), VP-935 (October 1966-April 1968), VP-66/W1 (May 1968-October 1970), VP-64 (November 1970-September 1994) and retired 30 Sep 1970. Flew aircrew in P2V-5 and P2V-7's (10 years) and P-3A's (14 years) as FCO. Was "bluecard" for FCO for 12 years. Also qualified in Julie, Radar, ECM, and MAD/Sniffer. Was MMCO in VP-64 from 1987 to 1994. The Condors are a proud, close and strong unit with an excellent tradition. They are and will be the best in my book. Would be happy to hear from fellow Shipmates..." [26APR2000]

LaFOUNTAIN, AD1 Ricky rickyAD@webtv.net "...Hi to all VP Shipmates. I have 12 years in and been with 3 great TAR squadrons. I served with VP-60, VP-66 and now with VP-92. I you served with me, please contact me at my e-mail address. Hope to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 08AUG2002 | 18DEC98]

LaORANGE, Joe ajlaorange@cqc.com "...I was an AE2 with VP-66 from 92-96. I now reside back home in Indiana and would appreciate hearing from any old Shipmates..." [19DEC98]

LEACH, Donald "Myrl" Retired myrl13@juno.com "...VP Alumni- ASW, which is now VX-20 (1981 to 1984), VP-40 (1984 to 1987), VP-68 (1987 to 1993), and VP-66 (1993 to 1996). Member of Union, Local 8251 Chapter! Retired in November 1996 and live in Southern Maryland now. Worked on P-3s with DynCORP for nearly 3 years at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland after getting out, and currently work for Eagle Systems at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland doing logistics work for the NAVAIR community. Miss the flying, dets, and comraderie. Feel free to get in touch with me..." [E-Mail Updated 15JAN2004 | 18DEC98]

LEBIEDZ, Mike mlebiedz@mediaone.net "...P-3CII Nav/Comm and Tacco, P-3B mod Nav and Tacco...UBUNO: VP-26 05/80 thru 05/83, Commander, Patrol Wing Five (CPW-5) 06/83 thru 10/85...USNR: VP-MAU 11/85 thru 03/91, and VP-66 04/91 thru 10/94..." [E-Mail Updated 17NOV2000 | 18JAN98]

LEMELIN, Steve lemelin@snip.net "...Served in VP-48 from 3/89 to 4/91. Spent 3 months in NAS Adak, Alaska and Okinawa with Crew 8. Went to Crew 9 "The Rude Crew" and spent some time in Cubi Pt, RP. Went to VP-47 due to decommissioning. After VP-47 I went to the TAR program. Served 4 years in VP-94 and almost 3 years in VP-66 after which I got out. I am currently in the process of affiliating with VP-66 and work for a major airline out of New York. I have been told that some of our names from the NAS Cubi Point, Philippines '90 det are on display in the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola at the NAS Cubi Point, Philippines O' Club display..." [24MAY98]

LEVASSEUR, AZCM(AW) John Retired levasseurj@rbcinc.com "...Retired in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland area in January 01; went right to work for RBC, INC supporting PMA290 P-3/S-3 programs. Served NAS Meridian, MS 76-80, NAS SOWEY (SELRES) 83, VP-MAU NAS Brunswick, Maine 83-88, VP-66 Liberty Bells 88-90, CRPWL staff 90-94, NADOC NAS Patuxent River, Maryland/NAVAIR NAS Patuxent River, Maryland 94-01. Would enjoy hearing from old friend, even you Dave!..." [15MAR2001]

LEVERICH, CDR/CWO4/AECS Dick Retired rwl@me.com "...I served with VP-66 from December 1976 to July 1997 (P-3A FE with 5001.1 hours and was the Aircraft Maintenance Officer), VQ-11 from 1997 to disestablishment in 2000 (first assigned SELRES Officer), VR-48 as an AMO from 2000 to December 2001, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) in Allentown, PA (Active Duty - Commanding Officer) from 2001 to 2004 and retired from VR-64 in August 2008..." [26MAY2010]

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]

LUYCX, Ron ron_luycx@yahoo.com "...I served as a SS 1/2/4 in VP-56 from 1981-1984 and as a SS1 in VP-66 from 1990 to 1992..." [E-Mail Updated 20NOV2004 | 11AUG99]

LYTTEK, AT2 Mark mlyttek@yahoo.com [BIO/E-Mail Updated 23JUL2001]

MATTHEWS, AO1 (AW) (NAC) Scott Retired p3acord@msn.com"...I served with VP-64/VP-66 from 1977 to 1995 both as a TAR and SELRES. I was an aircrew ordnanceman for most of that time. I retired Jan. 1995. I am thinking of changing my name and age and doing it all over again. I do miss it and wish I could..." [30MAR2005]

MAY, AT1 Oscar Grouch_II@msn.com "...Original member at standup of VP-94 OCT 71-JUL 73. I was an ADR at that time. VR-53, Memphis '73-'76, VR-54 '76-'80. Changed Rate to AT in 1980. HS-85 '80-'83, VP-66 83'-'84. I then spent four great years in VP-60 '84-'88 with the likes of Lew Brown, Dave Moyers, Bob Poynter, Les Dixon, Rob Mahool, Bear Bryant, Mike Walsh, Stacy Parker, & a whole lot of other great Shipmates. (How's tricks guys)'. From there I went on to VFA-303 '88-'92, VR-60 '92-'93, where I retired in July 1993. I now work as a Casino Dealer in Tunica, Mississippi. It would be great to hear from any old Shipmates..." [15MAR2001]

McGEHEE, CDR Michael W. mwmcgehee757@netscape.net "...I served with VP-48 from February 1987 to September 1990, VAQ-33 from September 1990 to March 1993, VP-66 EW Detachment from April 1993 to July 1997, VQ-11 from July 1997 to February 1999, CPW 1174 from February 1999 to February 2000, and CLF DET 105 from February 2000 to present. VP-48 Deployments: NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from June 1987 to December 1987; NAS Adak, Alaska from November 1988 to May 1989; NAS Misawa, Japan/NAS Cubi Point, Philippines from June 1990 to September 1990..." [24AUG2003]

Memorial Picture "...MEADOR, Malvin E...Malvin E. Meador, 64 who was a retired P-3 Pilot and retired United Airlines Pilot died on August 7, 2005 of complications from heart surgery. He lived in Erie, Colorado. He served on active duty in VP-92 in NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts and VP-66 in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. While stationed in NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, he built a Steen Skybolt, a two seat open cockpit biplane that he flew for fun and in competition. He is survived by his second wife Linda, children Michael and Monica, grandson Maxwell and his mother Marjorie of Kansas. His first wife Kathleen died in 2000. Funeral services were held in Boulder, Colorado on August 13, 2005..." [19AUG2005]

MEEHAN, Terry tjmeehan@pconline.com "...Served in VP-44 from 1984-88 on CAC-1 and CAC-5, then instructed NFOs at Mather AFB from 1988-90. Went TAR from there and served at VP-66 as Safety and Training Officer from 1990-93, COMRESPATWINGLANT DET NAS Brunswick, Maine OIC from 1993-95, Naval War College from 1995-96, and currently XO at NAVAIRESCEN Minneapolis since 1996. Happy to hear from old Shipmates anytime..." [11MAY98]

Memorial Picture "...MERRELL, AFCM Ken...AFCM Ken Merrell passed away sadly some years back. I had spoke with him on the phone just prior and received a correspondence from his wife upon his passing. Ken served with NARDET NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-64 and VP-66..." Contributed by ZULKOWSKY, YNC Iris Retired eric9103@comcast.net [05FEB2015]

MERRELL, AFCM Ken Retired kmerrell@whidbey.net "...I was in NARDET NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-64 and VP-66. I retired in 1985. Would like to hear from any shipmates..."

MILLER, Jim sayagain@me.com "...I served with VP-66 (1970-1975) and flew as a Plane Captain aboard the AD6, P2 and P-3. I played in the Fifth Street Band at the Enlisted Club with Bob Schuck and Tom Davis..." [30MAY2014]

MILLER, AVCM Michael E. Retired melisahe@netzero.net "...I served with VP-24 from 1966 to 1968 (AX Crew 4 Jezz 0perator), AW "A" School in 1968, VP-66 from 1970 to 1975, NARDET NAS Patuxent River, Maryland from 1975 to 1977, VP-64 from 1977 to 1979 and retired from VA-204 in 1983 as an AVCM selectee..." [13FEB2010]

MILLS, ADC Brian D. BMillsP3FE@comcast.net "...I am a Flight Engineer currently with VP-64. I served with VP-66 from 1984-1988, VP-69 from 1988-1992, NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1992-1994. I would have loved to have flown back in the old days before all this Drawdown, Base Closure, Squadron decom. crap. My dad was a PR in the early/mid 1960's stationed in NAS Point Mugu, California. Any old Shipmates drop a line...I was stationed on board NAS Glenview, Illinois from 1992-1994 assigned to the Aircrew Training Department as a P-3 Flight Engineer/Simulator Instructor. I had the pleasures of flying with VP-60 and VP-90 up until the end. I was the last FE to set power for takeoff on LU-64 (BUNO: 161130) during the Base Closure ceremony. After that I was given a chunk of RWY 35/17 which all the crew signed and I have on my desk now. I am trying to find a NAS Glenview, Illinois patch for my collection. Any info or old Shipmates, drop a line..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAY2002 | BIO Updated 29AUG2001 | 00XXX97]

MILMANT, ADC Al Retired ajm3@optonline.net "...I served with VP-66 (Plankowner) as a Flight Engineer. Looking for former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 18JUN2004 | 11NOV98]

MITCHELL, CAPTAIN Dave Shipmate Pix p3dave@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-17 from 1980-1983 as a TN/TC/MC and Schedules Officer. Also served with VP-93 from 1990-1994 and VP-66 from 1994-1999 where I was CO. During 2003 I served as Deputy Commander of CTF-57 in NSA Bahrain, Oman where we were flying the P-3 flying overland Iraq and Afghanistan supporting the ground war and maritime patrol throughout the CENTCOM AOR. The Task Force was a coalition of 40 plus aircraft from 8 countries flying out of 7 sites with 1,200 personnel. Sadly, since I left CTF-57 I have not been in a P-3. I've been attached to CSG-12, COMPHIBGRUTWO and Second Fleet. Currently I'm serving a year long deployment on the ground in Afghanistan with CJTF Phoenix mentoring the Afghan National Security Forces (Army, Police, Intel) in setting up a new joint coordination network. Cheers to all my Shipmates past, present and future..." [PIX/BIO Updated 28FEB2009 | 06APR2003]


MORDENTE, AOC(AW/AC) Samuel P. Retired cposam@optonline.net "...I served with VP-883 and VP-839 from 1954 until the field closed in 1970. I then went to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I was a plank owner retired from VP-66 in 1992 as a AOC(AW/AC). I currently live on long Island, NY enjoying life but missing the Navy very much..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 31DEC2008 | BIO Updated 21SEP2002 | 25FEB2001]

MORENO, YNC Rhonda rmoreno80@aol.com "...VP-64 was my first aviation squadron. I was stationed there from 94-97, being a YN I get to be surface or aviation. VP-64 was great, have a lot of good memories (and videos). From VP-64, went to the Bureau, Washington DC ('97-98) for a year, made Chief and then moved with the Bureau to Millington TN (98-99). Now I'm back at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania at VP-66 (00-present), which I plan on retiring from only 2 more years left. Its been a great ride..." [11MAR2001]

MOSBY, AT1 Kenneth Retired kenneth.mosby@navy.mil "...I served as the leading Petty Officer for the AIMD division of VP-66 from 1983 to 1996. Currently working at NAES Lakehurst NJ..." [27JAN2006]

MYERS, LCDR Len info@windspiritsfarm.com "...I served with VP-23 from 1974 to 1977, Naval Air Development Center from 1977 to 1980, and TAR with VP-66 from 1980 to 1983. I left active duty and became a reservist in the newly formed VP-MAU in NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1983 to 1991. Gettin to old to fly I did my last few years at the Military Sealift Command. Presently residing in Pennsylvania. Would love to hear from former Shipmates and hear what your doing now..." [25JAN2004]

NADEAU, Lawrence A. lawrence.nadeausr@xerox.com "...I served with VP-66 from 1981 to 1984 and VP-92 from 1984 to 1986. I flew as an IFT aboard the P-3A and P-3B TACtical NAVigation MODernization (TACNAVMOD). I should have stayed in longer. I miss the great folks in the VP Navy..." [15JAN2010]

NICCOLLS, AW2 (AW/NAC) Ralph "RAZZ" SET5SET5@AOL.COM "...EWO/Ops extrodinaire, served with VP-92 Minutemen from April 1987 to May 1991, RATCEN from July 1991 to October 1995, VP-66 Pre-Bandits (EP-3J's 1995-1997) and Liberty Bells 1997 to June 2001 and repeat tour at the RATCEN June 2001 to present. I would love to hear form all you old salts I det'd with..." [19DEC2002]

NICOLO, AOC Deano "Nick" Retired alchrisvic@hotmail.com "...Enlisted in the Navy on July 27, 1964. Boot camp at Great Lakes company 925 was great. First duty station was at Mayport, FL from October 1964 til September 1965 while waiting AO "A" school at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. From school went to NAS Miramar and VF-131 for training on F4's then joined VF-96 (Fighting Falcons) crusin' on the USS Enterprise CVA(N)65 til 1967. Joined VP-66 in 1973 and worked thru transitions of P-3A, P-3B, TAC, and NAV. Enjoyed flying with Crew 2 until 1985 when I went to work in Ord Shop. I made a lot of GREAT friends and really had some really great times. Enjoyed NS Rota, Spain, Majorca, NAS Bermuda, THULE and especially the Canary Islands. Worked in Maint Control and QA. Retired AOC in 1993. Would like to hear from my old Shipmates and friends..." [10NOV2002]

NORMAN, Shannon T. Jarrett_Fans88@hotmail.com "...I graduate AW-A-school at the end of March. I recieved orders to VP-66, I can't wait to get there..." [17MAR2000]

O'BRIEN, Bob "Brain" OBRIEN1@msn.com "...Hello all former Shipmates. It is nice to see some familiar names. Was in VP-66 from 1991 to 1994, (VR-46 1994-1997 reserve) (VFA-203 1997-1998 reserve) no longer a nephew of Uncle Sam. Now just a civilian in the great state of Georgia. I sure do miss the Navy "VP" life. It was some of the greatest friends and memories. Feel free to contact me. It would be great to hear from you..." [25FEB99]

O'BRIEN, CDR J. L. Shipmate PixCirca 2005 http://reserves.navy.mil/ "...CDR O'Brien was born on McCord AFB, Tacoma, Washington and was raised on various Air Force Bases. She attended ROTC at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, earning a BS in both Biology and Russian. She was commissioned in December 1988. CDR O'Brien's first tour of duty after commissioning was as a general unrestricted line officer assigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC. She worked as Assistant VP Placement Officer and ACIP/ACP Officer until being selected for flight training in December 1989. After basic aviation training at NAS Pensacola, Florida and advanced navigator training at Mather AFB, CA, she earned her Naval Flight Officer wings in July 1991. She reported to Oceanographic Development Squadron EIGHT (VXN-8), NAS Patuxent River, Maryland in September 1991. She qualified as Oceanographic Project Coordinator and participated in detachments around the globe. At VXN-88 she served as Assistant Admin Officer, Legal Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and Communications Officer. Upon the opening of Patrol Squadrons to female aviators, CDR O'Brien detached VXN-8 in September 1993 and reported to Patrol Squadron THREE ZERO (VP-30) for Fleet replacement P3C NFO training. She reported aboard Patrol Squadron SIXTEEN (VP-16) in April 1994 where she qualified as Patrol Plane Tactical Coordinator (TACCO), Mission Commander and primary NFO NATOPS instructor (blue card) for both Navigator/Communicator and Tactical Coordinator seat positions. She served as Personnel Officer, NAVCOM NATOPS Officer, Line Division Officer, TACCO NATOPS Officer, and NATOPS Division Officer. CDR O'Brien completed deployments to NAS Keflavik, Iceland; NS Roosevelt Roads, PR; Howard AFB, Panama; and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. In 1997 CDR O'Brien reported as a Selected Reservist to Patrol Squadron SIX SIX (VP-66) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. There she qualified as TACCO, Mission Commander, and primary NFO NATOPS instructor. She has served as Assistant Operations Officer, Assistant Maintenance Officer, Training Officer, Administration Officer, Maintenance Officer, and Tactics Officer. While in VP-66, CDR O'Brien has completed active duty periods in Lann Bihoue, France; Japan; Anchorage, Alaska; Hawaii; and the Caribbean. Her decorations include the Air Medal (Strike/Flight), the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy Achievement Medal (four awards) and various other personal and unit awards and citations..." [18JUL2005]

O'HALLORAN, Frank "Skip" www.joeyboxer3@msn.com "...I served in VP-28 from 1966 to 1969 in 220 shop and QC. I also served in VP-66 from 1982 to 1999 as a FE..." [17JAN2006]

Memorial Picture "...O'HALLORAN, Frank "Skip"...VP-28 and VP-66, Francis “Skip” O’Halloran, 74 of Wall Twp passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Neptune with his loving family at his side. Born in Long Branch, he was raised in Monmouth Beach before moving to Wall Twp. 47 years ago. He was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School and attended Monmouth College. After graduating high school he served four years in the US Navy during the Vietnam War as an aviation electrician. Skip reenlisted in the US Navy reserves in 1982 becoming a Flight Engineer on a P-3 Orion anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft. This was his passion for 16 years taking him all over the world making some of his best friends along the way. Following his Naval service, he joined IBEW Local # 400, Wall Township in 1971 and served until his retirement in 2005. Skip was an instructor for the apprentices from 1985 until 2013, a job he loved and his students loved him. He was a Communicant of St. Catharine’s Church, Spring Lake and was a member of Long Branch Ice Boat and Yacht Club. He loved being on the water whether it was on his boat or sailing on his ice boat. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Margaret (nee Ryan) O’Halloran, he is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years Monica (nee Vadas) O’Halloran, his beloved son Sean O’Halloran and wife Kristin of Wall Twp., and the 3 loves of his life, his grandchildren Connor, Makayla, and Mady O’Halloran. Also surviving are his 7 siblings, brothers Thomas and Keiran O’Halloran, Dennis O’Halloran and wife Chris, Brian O’Halloran and wife Patty, 3 sisters Mary and husband Jim Liotto, Maureen and husband Ernie Schanck, and Margaret and husband Steve O’Horo and many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 10:00am in St. Catharine’s Church, 215 Essex Ave., Spring Lake. Interment will follow in St. Catharine’s Cemetery. The family asks that no flowers be sent, but rather make a donation to the charity of your choice in Skip’s name. O’Brien Funeral Home, Wall Twp. is handling the arrangements for the O’Halloran family. To offer condolences to the family please visit https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/23658556/francis-george-ohalloran..." Contributed by BENTON, AT1 John Retired bentonj456@gmail.com [20APR2024]

OIEN, Don retnav2001@comcast.net "...I served with VP-91 from 1981 to 1985, VP-92 from 1985 to 1989, VP-66 from 1989 to 1991, VP-93 from 1991 to 1994 and then became an Instructor (after downsizing) for the last 6 years..." [14OCT2009]

OSBORN, Jim p3ozman@aol.com "...I was in VP-19 from 89 to decom, VP-9 from 91 to 93, VP-45 from 93 to 97, currently with VP-66 in Willow Grove, Pa. I served as an IFT for all those squadrons...I am currently stationed in NAS Sigonella, Sicily at FMP MOCC MED as the maint supervisor..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 12JUL99]

OSBORN, AT1 (AW/NAC) Stephen gapoz@cfl.rr.com "...Enlisted April 1980 and went to Great Lakes for boot camp. Spent a year at NATTC Millington, TN for initial training. Then on to SERE and VP-31 rag for Aircrew training. My first squadron was VP-19 from 3/82 to 5/85. Back to TN for C7 and bounce up to NADC Warminster PA to put all that edgimication to good use. That was the greatest duty - nothing like working with 3000 rocket scientists. My next stop was ASWOC NAS Sigonella, Sicily from September 1989 to October 1992 during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. For something completely different I took orders to AIMD Key West from October 1992 to October 1995. In my spare time I worked at the local Radio station as an Engineer. Back up north to VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from October 1995 to July 1997 and finally stood up new squadron VQ-11 at NAS Brunswick, Maine July 1997. Retired November 1998 and moved to Disney Land..." [12JUL2004]

PACHUTA, CAPTAIN Mark T. Retired mark.pachuta@icloud.com "...I served with VP-46 (1974-1977) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VP-30 (1977-1980) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-66 (1980-1992) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and flew the P-3C Update II, III and NUDs as a contractor with NADC (Warminister) Johnsville, Pennsylvania until 1995. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22NOV2018 | 16FEB98]

PADOUR, AKC(AW) Penny Retired ynnep4179@att.net "...I served with VP-60's Augmented Unit VP-0122 (AK2) from July 1984 to February 1985. Without a hard billet, I was attached to COMNAVAIRLANT 0172 until September 1990. I needed to smell the JP and feel the hydraulic oil (you know what that's like). VP-60 became my home again until its disestablishment. Several Lions and Snakes became airlifting Liberty Bells of VP-66 which I am a part of. Please feel free write..." [E-Mail Updated 18MAY2020 | E-Mail Updated 13JUL2008 | BIO Updated 26FEB2000 | 26APR99]

PASQUINELLY, Chris chrispnelly@live.com "...I served (EWOP/BRIGAND/RADAR) with VQ-2 (1980-1983), VPU-2 (1984-1987), VAQ-33 (1989-1992) and VP-66 (1992-1995). I met the best people and had the best time in my life. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [23JUN2011]

PENDLETON, AE2 Scott scpendleton6@gmail.com "...I served with VP-66 (08/1982-08/1986) until I was discharged. After the Navy, spent much time on the West coast. Started helping my Dad build a tackle store and cannery business on the Southern Oregon coast. Then moved to the bay area and got into a computer manufacturing company. Have spent most of my career in this industry. Have been in Texas the last 20 years. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [21FEB2012]

PERRY, AW1(AW) Jim JPERRY1446@AOL.COM "...I was a proud member of VP-93 from 1976 to 1988 as a SELRES and as a TAR. Then, flew with VP-60 and VP-90 in Glenview IL. After that, did a tour with VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and transfered to RATCEN (The AW Boneyard) for my final few years. I plan to come home to Detroit soon. (If I dont screw up and make Chief.)..." [19SEP99]

PIERCE, AMS1 Greg Retired TrijetPFE1@aol.com "...AMS1(RET) Greg Pierce reporting on board. Would like to hear from any old Shipmates (VP-30/VP-66/VP-93/VP-69). I am currently plumbing on a B727 for American Trans Air..." [13APR99]

PRANGE, Ed fly40n@erols.com "...Hi Liberty Belles (VP-66). Served from 80-81 as a AE. Enjoyed being around the P-3. Being stationed there inspired me to get pilots ticket. Now I'm an HVAC Mech who loves to fly. I've looked down on the Grove on my way to Doylestown AP. Thanks for all the memories..." [26MAY98]

QUIGLEY, Jack MASTERNAV@aol.com "...Commissioned 14AUG81 AOCS class 19-81. VT-6, VT-31, and VP-66 1985 to 1999. Naval War College Staff June 1999 to?..." [06JUN99]

RICH, CDR Brian C. Retired TIGGRICH@aol.com "...VP-45 was my first fleet squadron from 74-78. Did 2 NAS Sigonella, Sicily and a NAS Keflavik, Iceland - great flying and great crews. Tequila Two took all the top honors in Sig '78. Best two skippers - CDR Bill Pendley and CDR Steve Loftus - both later Admirals! Went to VX-1 from 78-79. Joined American Airlines in 79 while I was again flying P-3's for VP-66. Furlough by AA in '80 led me back into the Navy - flew LC-130 Hercs on the Ice from 82-84, then was the C-12 FRS Officer at NAS North Island, San Diego, California with VRC-30. Back to American in 1985, flew a few more hours in P-3's for VP-92 before moving onto Staff jobs. Made Captain with American in '90 - currently a Boeing 757/767 Captain flying Europe, South America & the Caribbean. Married another 0-5 in 1994 - CDR Janet Gandy USNR(ret)..." [06AUG98]

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]

ROBINSON, Anthony tonysoul@aol.com "...Hi old Shipmates. Entered Navy in 1980. First squadron was VP-50 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Went TAR and joined CRPWP from 84-88. Then transfered to VP-MAU at NAS Moffett Field, California from 88-91. Then went far from home and was attached to VP-65 at NAWC NAS Point Mugu, California. from 91-95. I finally left the west coast and transferred to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Was stationed at VP-64 till I made AWC. Now attached with the Liberty Bells of VP-66. Woulod like to hear from old "Shipmates of the past" In memory of St. James Infirmary..." [14APR98]

ROCUBA, Bruno Cubab@mwisp.net "...I was with Naval Air Development Center Warminster, PA from 86-90. I am currently with VP-66 NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [08FEB2000]

ROSS, Richard richross@viconet.com "...Served with VP-64 and also VP-66 during the 70s at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania I was one of the Buffalo Airlifters. ADR changed to ADJ and then to AZ without taking a test. I guess they did with you what they wanted to in thoes days. I came there from a SH34 Sq attached to the first Marine Div in Nam..." [26JUL98]


SCHARF, AW2 Paul sps64@worldnet.att.net "...I was a member of VP-21 from 1960 to 1962, and a member of VP-66 from 1962 till I retired in 1976..." [03MAY98]

SCHUCK, AOC Dan Retired mschuck@bellatlantic.net "...I was a TAR at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania from April 1961 to June 1973. I was an instructor at Reserve ASW East for ordnance SP2E/H. Plank owner at VP-66 in November 1970 to June 1973. Transfer'd to NARDET NAS Patuxent River, Maryland - June 1973 to October 1977. Back to VP-64 from November 1977 to November 1978. Made AOC and went to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Retired 6/12/82. Currently with the U.S. Postal Service. Like to here from old Shipmates..." [13MAY2000]

Memorial Picture "...SCHUCK, AOC Dan...VP-64 and VP-66, Dan G. Schuck of Warrington passed away peacefully on June 22, 2014 at home surrounded byhis loving family. He was 75. Dan was the son of the late Grace and Winfield Schuck. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie, with whom he had shared 54 years of marriage. Dan is also survived by his loving daughter, Sandi, and her husband Jarrod Gawronski; his brother, Bob, and his wife, Linda, and theirdaughter Stephanie and daughter Sabrina and her husband Shane Ruiz as well as many othernieces, nephews and cousins.Dan served in the U.S. Navy for 27 years and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He then worked forthe U.S. Postal Service for 30 years and recently retired in January 2013. He was a member ofthe Fleet Reserve Association and American Legion. Dan enjoyed the Jersey shore, taking care ofanimals, gardening, fishing and researching the family tree. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 10:00 am Saturday, June 28,2014 at the Shelly Funeral Home, 1460 Easton Road, Warrington where the family will receivefriends after 9am until the time of service. Interment will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Roslyn, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dan's name may be made to your local SPCA or the Wounded Warrior Project at ..." Contributed by BENTON, AT1 John Retired bentonj456@gmail.com [20APR2024]

SCOTT, AMHC(AW/NAC) Arlin Retired ajscott@earthlink.net "...I am a former FE. I served with VP-66 (1979-1987) and VP-65 (1987-1994)..." [10MAY99]

SCOTTON, John orionrain@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-66 from 1977 to 1990 (In-Flight Comm) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..." [10JUN2010]

SEARLES, Joseph joseph.searles@navy.mil "...I served with VP-66 from March 1975 to 1979 (W/C 230 Ordnance Shop). I soon became an aircrewwman. VP-66 was a new world for me. I enjoyed every bit of it. I transferred to VP-94 from 1979 to 1982 and back to VP-66 in 1982. I hope some of my old Shipmates contact me. Fishing is good down here in Slidell, LA..." [13SEP2004]

SEGURA, AK2(AW) Jacinto "Tito" Retired jrs61807@yahoo.com "...I served with VF-2 (1988-1992) at NAS Miramar, California with a deployments aboard the USS Ranger CV-61, Desert Shield/Storm, Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and VP-66 (2000-2003) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I retired in 2007 and worked for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Marietta, GA on a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Project for P-3C's built for the Pakistan Navy and in 2011 at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia on the FMS F-15 Project for Saudi Arabia. Now live in Warner Robins, GA. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [12MAR2013]

SHIELDS, PR2 Verl Dwayne rparachute@hotmail.com "...I served (TAR) with VP-66 (1983–1986) and VP-65 (1979–1983)..." [05MAY2023]

SIX, Michael sixmd@efdlant.navfac.navy.mil "...FEAP in VP-48 from 1989 until its decommissioning. Affiliated with VP-9 in 1991 became a qualified, P-3 FE as an Airman. Detachments include Subic Bay, Panama, NAS Misawa, Japan, and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. Discharged out of the Navy in 1993, began school at the Univ. Of Maryland, and joined VP-68 as a FE, until 1995 then affiliated with VP-66. I graduated from the UMD in the summer of 98 with an engineering degree, and work as an engineer for the Navy in Norfolk, VA, and was recently commissioned as an Ensign in the Intel community..." [03FEB99]

SKORUPSKI, Richard W. "Skeeter" Retired rick_s@webtv.net "...Served with VP-66 79/82. NAVAIRES NAS Point Mugu, California 82/86 Aircrew Training supervisor for VP-0919 NAVAIRESTRACEN NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 86/91 FCO Instructor, NATOPS Evaluator, NATOPS Team Chief, P-3-A/B Model Manager. VP-64 91/93..." [13SEP98]

SLOAN, STEPHEN stevesloan@mindspring.com "...I served with VP-66 (USNR)..." [22APR99]

SMALL, Fen Fensmall@AOL.com "...Does anyone know the whereabouts of Cdr. Richard J. Levendoski from VP-66 in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania? I left the squadron in 1974, at which time he was just taking over as skipper. Also, another contact Lcdr. Shuster of same squadron, who flew also with TWA?..." [19MAY98]

SNYDER, Bill bill.snyder@adelphia.com "...Was first stationed with P-3's at NAS Brunswick, Maine with VP-8 in November of 1972. After working my way to the "Tron" shop, was allowed to go to "A" school in Millington, Tennessee,after graduation was assigned to VP-30 NAS Patuxent River, Maryland for Radio Operator school. I was then assigned to VP-23, CAC 7, in NAS Brunswick, Maine till discharge in 1976. Was heavily recruited for reserves VP-66 in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania as I was the only NATOPS qualified 8265 on the East coast. Unfortunately, I was uncomfortable flying with reserve pilots after flying with some of the best pilots in the world. Remember many 1 approach, 2 landings comments.... Did deployments to the usual, NAS Bermuda, NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal, and NAS Sigonella, Sicily. I have fond memories of sun rises in the straits of Gibralter. Would love to hear from any of the flight crew members. I still can recognize the sounds of those Allison engines..." [E-Mail Updated 29MAY2002 | 01JUN2000]

STAMM, Chris christopher_r_stamm@groton.pfizer.com "...Served as an AO with VP-66 from 1992-1996. Looking to get in touch with old Shipmates!..." [E-Mail Updated 07JUN2001 | 23DEC99]

STATES, Richard randsunited@prodigy.net "...Enjoyed my time in VP-66 from 1989-1992. Hope to be able to come to the Reunion next year!..." [21OCT99]

STEELE, AMSAN Robert Gene "Cowboy" robert.g.steele63@msn.com "...I served with VP-66 from October 1983 to January 1987. I was an Aviation Structural Mechanic (AMSAN). My Commanding Officer at the time was CAPT English and the CMC was Kenneth Merrell. I served with a great group of individuals during my stay with VP-66. This group of professionals were all very close and treated each other as a family. Unfortunately over the years, I have lost touch with several of the close friends I made there. If anyone reading this was assigned to this squadron during this same time period; please contact me via e-mail. Also, I am looking to replace some of the patches and other items that I had accumulated while there. If anyone has information on retrieving these items, please let me know. GO LIBERTY BELLS!..." [E-Mail Updated 27JUN2011 | 09OCT2001]

STEPHENS, Bill OldsVistaCruiser@aol.com"...Just wanted to send my shouts out to my old friends at VP-64 and VP-66 at the NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. I used to work for the MWR program there (1998-99) and wanted to shout out to the Condors and the Liberty Bells and tell them that I miss all of them! You did a great job at Vetrock '99..." [27MAR2001]

STONESIFER, Ric Retired ricstonesifer@comcast.net "...I served with VX-1 from 1971-1974, VP-56 from 1974-1977, FASO Det NAS Jacksonville, Florida from 1977-1980, VP-66 from 1980-1985, the notorious VTU from 1985-1988, CMSRF 6th Fleet from 1988-1991, and back to pergatory, ooops, I mean VTU-9393. Retired October 1996. Squadron mates where are you? Send me a comm check! S4JG de ????..." WebSite: http://rstonesifer.com/kris [E-Mail Updated 09DEC2002 | 23MAR98]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix  "...SWEET, SCPO Charles Russell Retired...Sadly, my Dad passed away April 11 2022 at 98. My father served with VP-91 and VPB-71 (Black Cats) in the South Pacific. He joined the reserves after the war werving with VR-831 at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York and VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Retired as Senior Chief in 1981. I would love to hear from any of Dad's former Shipmates..." Contributed by Robert Sweet robertsweetsr@gmail.com [20JUL2022]

SWEET, SCPO Charles Russell Retired Shipmate Pix c/o his son Robert Sweet robertsweetsr@gmail.com "...My father served with VP-91 and VPB-71 (Black Cats) in the South Pacific. He joined the reserves after the war werving with VR-831 at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York and VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Retired as Senior Chief in 1981. He will be 99 this July 4th, looking forward to his 100th next year. Also, Dad would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [09MAR2022]

SYRING, Marty marty_syring@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-66 from 1995 to 1999..." [08MAY2003]

TEMPLETON, AO2 Charles charlesdtempleton@embarqmail.com "...I served with VP-66 (Aircrew) from 1987 to 1990..." [21MAY2009]

TENER, Dick dicktener@cs.com "...I flew P-3's from 1968 til 1981. Started in VP-26 where I went TAR. I left VP-26 for VP-66 where I helped transition them from the P2 to P-3. Next to VP-94 for another transition. Them out to VP-91, and finally a department head tour in VP-16. Spent time at NAS Jacksonville, Florida the NRPC. Retired in 1988 as instructor at VT-10. Still flying commercially, but never a day goes by that I don't recall life in the Orion. I would have flown it til I died of old age if the Navy had been smart enough to let me. Those were the best days with the best people. Would love to hear from squadron mates, crew members, and friends..." [28APR2001]

THOMPSON, CDR John R. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=1672 "...CDR John R. Thompson, USN - NFL Number: 1672 - Date of Birth: 10/28/1946 - Date In: 11/1/1964 - Date Out: 1/1/1988 - City, State: Twin City, GA - School Attended: Univ. of Georgia - Aircraft Flown: T-34B, T-28C, S2D, P-3A/B/C, B52D - Ship or Unit: VT-3, VP-9 and VP-66 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane CDR - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: Vietnam - Associations/Service Organizations: Assn of Nav Aviation Amer Soc QualityCtrl - Highest personal decoration or award: Def. Merit. Svc Medal - Significant Achievements: CARQUAL in T-28 and S2. Over 2,500 flight hours in P3. Over 800 flight hours in T-28. In Memoriam? No..." [09DEC2005]

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]

TIPPETT, Rick rtippett@velotech.net "...I served with VP-66 (1982-1983), VP-91 (1984-1999) and TSC-887..." [E-Mail Updated 03MAR2019 | 21JUL98]

TUCKER, Lance "Chris" lancetucker42@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-66 (2001-2005)..." [10APR2015]

DeVITA, AE2 Michael mdevitaedp@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-66 (10/1968-1974). I recently made up a "memorial" shirt that shows the four squadron patches over time and the two planes (I was there for the P2V and the early transition to P-3). Really neat item to have - I intend to put the same display on my old navy work jacket. If you want to see the display please email me so I can attach a picture..." [BIO Updated 28AUG2014 | 12NOV2013]

VANEK, Mark J. mjvanek@aol.com "...Hello to all of you VP folks out there. I served 17 plus years in the Navy form 1980 to 1997 with VP-9, VP-31, VP-66, CNARF NATOPS and I had the dubious honor of being the Base Closure Director at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts as we closed the base in Sep 97. I retired as a Commander (yes, I actually nmade it past LTJG!!) in Aug 97 and went to work with United Airlines in Oct 97. I'm currently driving the mighty 727 around out of our New York domicile and really having a blast. Needless to say, retirement has been very good to me. To any of my old colleagues out there, don;t hesitate to drop a line and say hello. its always good to hear from you. Take care..." [16OCT98]

VanLANDINGHAM, Jim "The Porker" jim.vanlandingham@att.net "...I served with VP-91 (06/1970-03/1972) at NAS Moffett Field, California (my father was the Station Executive Officer), AIMD NAS Moffett Field, California (1972-1976), left Navy briefly, VP-91 (FRS P-3 Flight Engineer School at VP-31 (07/1977-11/1977), VP-69 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and spent the next 6 years there (I'd have spent more but the TAR Navy wouldn't allow it). After leaving fingernail scratch marks starting at Hiway 20 in Whidbey, and stretching 2,846 miles, I found myself at VP-94 (10/1983-11/1987) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VP-66 (12/1987-03/1990) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, REServe AntiSubmarine Warfare TRAining CENter (RESASWTRACEN) (03/1990-1994), NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, VP-64 and retired (26 years) in December of 1995. I am currently a Project Director for Raytheon Technical Services Company. I still get to travel the world but never, ever will it be as much fun as it was in my years in the VP Navy. I'd love to hear from former Shipmates...." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25FEB2014 | BIO Updated 18DEC2001 | 30MAY2001]

VRANKEN, AD1 Scott T. Van Retired scottvv73@yahoo.com "...Started my career on USS Saratoga then went TAR in Mar 79, VP-67 was first 79-83 went from there to VAW-78, VP-66, NAF Detroit, Michigan till they shut us down ended my career at NARA Selfridge in April 95. Was happy to see familiar names on "Thunderchicken" site. (Still have my hat!)..." [E-Mail Updated 23JAN2000 | 25OCT98]

WADSWORTH, AWC (AW/NAC) MICHAEL E. m_wadsworth@msn.com "... am currently attached with VP-66 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and was formerly with VP-60, NAS Glenview, Illinois (1/83-4/94) and VP-23, NAS Brunswick, Maine (1/79-10/82)..." [Updated 18DEC97]

WAGNER, AE Linda anorak@comcat.com "...I served at at NAS Lemoore, California, VP-9, VXN-8, NAS Norfolk, Virginia, and VP-66. Requesting contact from fellow Shipmates who would be willing to help me by writing job references. Lost touch with everyone who I served with during my 10 years of service (especially looking for VXN-8 crew members). I appreciate your assistance, looking forward to hearing from former Shipmates and aircrew..." [11JAN2004]

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]

WATTS, AMS2 Duane (Butler) IXisTheos5@aol.com "...Hey Shipmates! I started out as a TAR with VP-66 in 1991, and after the 1992 NAS Bermuda det (great bicycling), detatched to NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania AIMD. Then I joined VP-64 as a marathoner until 1997..." [01FEB2002]

WEGNER, AME2 Scott scott@bugfree.com "...I served as a selres in VP-60 from 1988-1994 finishing up my tour with the Cobras as a newly qualified FE. Shortly after, the squadron was decommissioned followed by NAS Glenview, Illinois itself. I started drilling with VP-66 in NAS JRB Willow Grove, Pennsylvania but left after about 6 months due to difficulties in balancing with my civilian career. I am currently a network engineer and a partner with a consulting firm located in Naperville, IL. I miss all the Cobras and wish them well..." [08JAN2000]

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]

WELOTH, Don WEELAND@WORLDNET.ATT.NET "...Just checking in. I served as an FE with VP-65 from 1978 to 1984 and VP-66 from 1984 to 1995. I now spend my time teaching flying and restoring my classic PA12 aircraft. Anyone heading this way drop in and say hi...Still in sunny Pensacola restoring airplanes,flight instructing and flying as captain for an air ambulance company. Like most everyone else I'm missing flying VP. Be safe..." [BIO Updated 23JAN2002 | 12FEB99]

WELSCH, AE1(AW) Bill Welshwr@aol.com "...My name is Bill, some call me Will. I started my navy coreer June 1981. Went to Basic Training in Great Lakes then on to Aviation Electrician school in Memphis TN. My first command was at AIMD NAS Norfolk, Virginia 82-85. My first VP command was with VP-92. I have to say that had to be my best tour of my entire coreer, 85-89. My third tour was at NAR NAS Jacksonville, Florida were I went TAD to AIMD and VFA 203 Cecil Field, 89-93. My forth tour was with VP-65 were I went TAD to NWTS NAS Point Mugu, California, 93-97. My fifth and current tour is with VP-66. MAN I AM HAPPY TO BE IN P-3'S AGAIN!!!!..." [14MAY99]

WININGAR, Cheryle and Rick cherylew@md.freei.net "...Both served with VP-60 until 1980. Cheryle became dependent wife and mother. Rick with VP-66, VP-60, NAF Washington, D.C. retired in 95. Interested in keeping SELRES and TARS in touchA lot of the TAR youngins both enlisted and officers grew up to wear a lot of gold proudly. We both served withsome great people, children of OUR Lord. Enjoying the hunt for the treasures of those memories with the names and faces again..." [E-Mail Updated 06AUG2004 | 17FEB2000]

WINBURN, AO1 Roy M. gray2long@aol.com "...VP-16 NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VP-67 NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania..."

ZAMORA, AT1 Travis Retired zzman6@aol.com "...I served with VP-66 from 1985 to 1988 and 1992 to 1996..." [20MAY2010]

ZULKOWSKY, AMCS Eric Retired diver1@comcast.net "...I served with VP-31 NAS North Island, San Diego, California in 1967. We flew the P-2's and P5M aircraft. Retired from VP-66 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in 1985. Would do it all over again. Would love to hear from old Shipmates out there..." [E-Mail Updated 26AUG2008 | 27JAN98]

ZULKOWSKY, YNC Iris Retired eric9103@comcast.net "...I served with VP-66 for 24 years. I worked in Admin and made many friends over the years. Retired 2003 and now living in Florida...." [05FEB2015]

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