VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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CARTER, CAPT Jan B. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=1944 "...CAPT Jan B. Carter, USNR - NFL Number: 1944 - Date of Birth: 6/17/1918 - Date In: 2/9/1942 - Date Out: 7/1/1966 - City, State: Little Rock, AR - School Attended: Univ. of Arkansas - Aircraft Flown: PBY, PB4Y-1, PB4Y-2, P2V-5, GB-2 - Ship or Unit: VB-102, VPB-117 and VP-22 - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr.- Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: WWII-Guadalcanal - Associations/Service Organizations: APWA NSPE Amer. Cancer Society U of Ark. AlumniAssn - Highest personal decoration or award: Dist. Flying Cross-4 - Significant Achievements: CO of VP-791, 1958-60. 5,000 flight hours. In Memoriam? No..." [10DEC2005]

GIVENS, T. P. deltajudge@webtv.net "...Like Spang, I started out with VP-791 in PB4Ys in 1956 as a reservist. In l958 we switched to the P2V-5s, which were promptly taken from us and returned to the fleet due to the Lebanon crisis. By then we were designated VP-792, and the 5s were replaced by ancient 4s. I flew as an ordnanceman. We participated in many cruises. I was fortunate to have many experienced fellow crewman showing me the way. It was exciting times for a young man from the Mississippi Delta in his late teens and early twenties..." [21OCT99]

GOLD, Don donsgold@gmail.com "...I served with VP-791. The most memorable occasion was losing total communication in the Bermuda Triangle until I finally found NAS Bermuda on my radar. Still shaking!..." [31DEC2016]

MICHEL, AEC William L. billm1456@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-791 (1960-1968). Served with CO's McDONOUGH and WEIGANDT..." [15APR2017]

SPANGENBERG, Larry Sr. LDSpankySr@aol.com "...I flew as radio, radar, ECM, operator in PB4Y's with VP-791 and VP-792 as a reserve, out of NAS Memphis, Tennessee from 1955 to ? when we transitioned to the P2V-4. No combat flying but had fun flying down to the Gulf playing ASW with subs and shooting up sunken ships. Also doing night searchlite runs on barges on the Mississippi. Primarily ASW, Secondary minelaying. Lots of fun, good memories, great a/c. I hope this year is not the last for reunions, I haven't attended one yet...also served with VC-11, VW-1, and VP-6..." [E-Mail Updated 13MAY2002 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 14MAY2000 | 24OCT98]

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