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ALEXANDER, CPO Paul H. crazygator.pha@gmail.com "...I served with VP-94 (1984-1990) as (Reserve) Chief, Maintenance Control..." [20JAN2014]

ALGER, CDR John Retired mach1@bww.com "...I served with VT-24 (IP) from 1974-1976, NAS Chase Field, Texas as Assistant Training Officer from 1976-1979, VA-174 (FRP) from 1979-1980 (didn't work out - became NFO), VQ-3 from 1980-1982 ( NAS Agana, Guam / NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii), and VP-94 from 1984 to 1991 (mostly with Crew-3 - Dan Mastagni, Don Baird, Jerry Quandal, Dennis Tate, Ed Howells, Scot McDonald, "Barfin" Bob ??, etc. Was in training for a while then Admin, and Maintenance. I went to a VTU in Pittsburgh, PA and finally MIS Officer with REDCOM 4 until my retirement in 1997. I am currently a Flight Crew Training Instructor with US Airways here in Charlotte teaching the Airbus A330 after spending the past 11 years teaching International Operations up in Pittsburgh. I am also very active in the Navy League of the United States. If any of you Shipmates are also, let's meet in Hawaii in June and toss some beers at the annual meeting. Would love to hear from any former Crawdads who may remember me. Personal WebSite: http://www.johnalger.net/..." [E-Mail Updated 29MAR2006 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 13FEB2003]

Memorial Picture "...Shipmate Pix ARNOLD, LCDR Richard M. "Dick", Retired... My Dad passed away in 2015 at the age of 93, still sharp as a tack, remembering an amazing amount of detail of his time in VP-94, before and after. A majority of Dad's time with VP-94 was spent at NAF Belem, Brazil (12/1943-12/1944) becoming a 1st pilot in October of 1944. Dad married my Mother right after the war and was married for 60 years until she passed away. I was the youngest of his 3 kids. He retired as a LCDR in 1962. Dad had 8 grandkids, and 3 great grandkids when he passed away, and had many, many friends and was a role model for all..." Contributed by Jack Arnold jack.c.arnold@att.net [27OCT2018]

AVERA, Tony cptdragn@bellsouth.net "...Served with VP-56 Crew's 10,4 as SS-3 from 82-85 and VP-94 Crew 1 as SS-3 from 87-89..." [E-Mail Updated 03APR2001 | 06OCT97]

BAIRD, CDR Don Retired drbii@cableone.net "...I served with VP-94 as a SELRES from 1983-1992 flying P3A's and later P3B-Mods. Most of that time I was the Mission Commander/TACCO for CAC 3 and Squadron TACCO/NAV NATOPS Evaluator. After that I spent a year in the VTU at NAS Dallas, Texas and retired. While on active duty I was in VP-17 from 1976 to 1979 and NAS Kingsville, Texas from 1979 to 1982. If we served together or flew together I would like to hear from you..." [E-Mail Updated 18DEC2003 | 19DEC97]

BARRETTO, Paul "Ord" p3ord@charter.net "...I served with VP-94 from February 1988 through July 2005. I did leave the command for 6 month's in 1995 when the Navy tried to kick us IFO's off the mighty P-3! Currently with VR-59 out of NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas. Really miss the combat flying and the strong comraderie we shared with VP-94! Trying to stick out 1 1/2 more years to complete my 24..." [16JUL2009]

BARROW, AKC(SW/AW) RODRICK D. mdwnfr@aol.com "...My first duty station was with the World's famous CRAWFISHER's VP-94 in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I served their from May 1983 until December 1986. I transferred to the World renowned Military Attack Unit (VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California). Served their from January 1987 to February 1989. AWESOME TOUR! Proud to be a PLANK Owner in this great Squadron. Any fellow VP-MAU NAS Moffett Field, California Warriors interested in a 15 year Reunion? Best of luck to you all and SERVE WITH PRIDE!..." [26AUG2001]

BARRY, AMS1 William Michael (Mike) mbma5411@bellsouth.net "...I joined VP-94 in 1977 as a Selected Air Reserve. I was assigned to CAC-3 in 1979 and flew with this crew of 10 years. After many years of good times on our annual active duties I retired in 1992. I've started a third career. I would likt to hear from the ole' crew..." [22APR2004]

BEIGHTOL, Larry larrbeck9@aol.com "...I have partied hard in downtown New Orleans and many other locations with many of you old salts. I was a member of VP-94 as a TAR from August 1987 through August 1991 and as a SELRES from September 1991 through June 1993 give or take. I eventaully succeeded in doing what I got out of the Navy to do, which was graduate from college. I now work as a Flight Dispatcher for a major airline in Houston. I no longer fly but am as close as I can get. Miss the flying and people, definitely don't miss the BS. Anybody ever hear from AW2 Steve Johnson or AWC Scott McDonald (Ret.)?..." [17JUL2002]

BLOODWORTH, AWC Patrick K. Retired flynavyp3s@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-94, VP-65 and VP-68 and retired in 2005..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08APR2014 | 31AUG97]

BOETTCHER, CAPTAIN Robert Richard Retired http://www.usna.com/history/classof1940/B.htm "...Bob was Deck Division and Turret Officer in TUSCALOOSA (CA 37) when the ship hosted President Franklin Roosevelt on his Caribbean inspection trip of "Bases for Destroyers," and escorted him to Argentia. While one of only four (all classmates, Pancho Hunker, Ray Koshliek, Dick Laning) top watch standers in HORNET (CV 8), Bob saw LCOL Doolittle (Tokyo Raiders) and LCDR Waldron (Torpedo 8 - Midway) wave on take-off. After that it was flight training at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (New Year's Eve 42/43), NAS Pensacola, Florida, NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Bob hunted German subs off Brazil with VP-94 (PBY 5A); then familiarization in PBM and Commanding Officer of VPB-18 (PBM 5) during the Okinawa operation (for which they received the Navy Unit Commendation). The squadron established the first and only Navy Air transport between Saipan and Tokyo for two months. PG School at the USNA and MIT came next and then on to be Executive Officer of the FASRON at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. Bob then became the Operations Officer of MINDORO (CVE 120); Commanding Officer of FASRON-115 and Commanding Officer of the NAS Trinidad, British West Indies. Two tours in BuAer preceded retirement on 31 October 1959. Bob received the last of "Tombstone" promotions to Captain..." [21JUL2003]

BOUSLEY, AFCM(AW) Patrick Retired afcmpat@netzero.com "...I served with VP-68 from August 1971 to May 1976, VP-60 from May 1976 to May 1980, VP-94 from June 1980 to September 1980, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana from September 1980 to October 1984, COMNAVAIRESFOR from October 1984 to August 1989, VF-201 from September 1989 to January 1993, CVWR-20 from January 1993 to March 1996, COMNAVAIRESFOR at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana from March 1996 to November 1998 and NMCRC at Houston from December 1998 to May 2002. I retired May 2002 after 30 years of active duty. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 26MAR2011 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 07JUL2002 | 14FEB98]

BOX, ADC J L Box (Lynn) Retired jbox100919@aol.com "...I've seen names here that I haven't even thought of in way too long! It's superto know that so many Shipmates are still around. I started my Navy Carrer in the Common Navy in VR21 then on to VAW-111 Det 33 (FUDDS) then got smart and went TAR served in VP-90, VP-67, VC-13, VP-67 (again), NAR NAS Memphis, Tennessee, and VP-94 OUT..." [04JUN98]

BRADBURN, LCDR William P. Retired wpbradburn@aol.com "...I was a pilot assigned to VP-22 from late 1970 until mid 1974 and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I finished my '20' in the reserves floating between VP-94 and a reserve ASWOC at NAS New Orleans. I am still in the NAS New Orleans, Louisiana area..." [E-Mail Updated 19NOV2000 | 07JAN99]

BLACKBURN, AT1 Michael "Fritz" fritzthecat@mindspring.com "...Joined in 1981 and was assigned to VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Transitioned to the P-3C then went to VP-1, also at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. After another transition to Charlies, went to NAS Memphis, Tennessee for AVIC-7 school. Txfered to VP-31 FRAMP as an instructor for P-3B Mod avionics in 1986. VP-22 got me in 1990. The Blue Geese had the best AT shop crew Period. Made a big mistake and went to shoreduty in NAS Whidbey Island, Washington AIMD. That place did me in and I escaped in October 1996. Now I'm the Avionics TechRep for VP-94 in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. Let the Mardi Gras begin!..." WebSite: http://www.mindspring.com/~fritzthecat/index.html [15APR99]

BOURGEOIS, AO2 Mike bourgeoiscm@live.com "...I served with a VA Squadron (eventually 7X2) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and VP-94 from 1970 to 1972. Great times and great memories cruising around NAS Fallon, Nevada..." [11JUN2011]

BRAHAM, LCDR Dallas Retired dbraham1@hotmail.com "...I served with VP-94 (1985-1999) and flew with CAC-8 and CAC-11. I received a direct commission into the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps August 10, 1999 and retired 1 January 2012..." [27JUL2013]

BRANT, AW2 Mark mbrant@siu.edu "...Hey P-3 Bubbas. I've lost track of alot of you guys but still think of the good times in the "old navy." I'm at S. Il. University learning to sit in the front seat. (I had it so easy in the back!) I was in VP-56 and VP-8 while on active duty. I am now in VP-94 as a weekend warrior. Keep in touch!..." [25MAR98]

BUMGARDNER, CWO2 GARY M. bummy@pioneernet.net "...VP-1 (9603-9805) / VP-10 (AEC/9301-9601) / VP-11 (8912-9212) / VP-93 (8804-8911) / VP-64 (7808-8804) / VP-93 (7310-7807) / VP-64 (7008-7309). NICE TO SEE SO MANY GREAT FRIENDS ARE STILL OUT THERE AND KICKING..." [01DEC98]

Memorial Picture "...BURKLE, CWO-4 Frederice W. "Fred"...I am trying to notify friends and crewmembers of the passing of Frederice W. Burkle (Fred), CWO-4 / W-4. Fred was a member of VP-94 and a reservists for 39 years and on active duty for 1 1/2 years. Fred will be buried at Barrancas National Cemetary, NAS Pensacola, Florida on Wed 8 Apr 09 at 1315. Fred retired in Jan 1992 and lived in Foley, Alabama. If anyone would like to contact one of his son's you can reach his son Roddy Burkle at 251-943-1195 or roddy.burkle@centurytel.com. The family wants to contact Colonel Cosgrove, Fred's former Commanding Officer. If anyone has information on Colonel Cosgrove, please let Roddy know...Rita Verry rverry@gulftel.com..." [07APR2009]

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

BURST, ADCS Barry Retired barryburst@cox.net "...I started my Navy career in 1979 but didn't get to a VP squadron until I joined VP-23 in 1982 served there until Oct. 1985. Worked for General Offshore Corp, you know that outfit in Hanger 3 in NAS Brunswick, Maine that everyone thought was CIA. I returned to active duty in 1989, after doing sometime as a SELRES in VP-MAU. Became a FE and flew with VP-10 from 1990 until 1993, I then transferred down to NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and NRL until 1997. My enlistment expired after the detailer offered me nothing but USS out of Norfolk, so I became a SELRES again and affiliated with VP-92. Made Chief in 1998, was recalled to support VP Squadrons in NAS Sigonella, Sicily during the Kosovo Campaign in 1999, VP-10 and VP-16. After that little excursion I found employment on the Staff of Commander Naval Air Forces Reserve in my hometown of New Orleans as the T56 Tech Rep and I began serving with VP-94 from 2000 until I retired in June of 2005. With the eminent departure of the Reserve Air Staff to Norfolk and the dwindling number of Reserve P-3 and C-130 squadrons I decided to take my leave. I am currently a final Quality Control inspector on the External Fuel tank for the Space Shuttle..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 13APR2007 | 23SEP99]

CANTRELL, PR1(AW) joseph.cantrell1@navy.mil "...I was a Crawfisher (VP-94) from 1999 to 2004. It was a great tour. Lots of booze and good times..." [20AUG2005]

CAPRIO, Frank M. fcaprio@babc.com "...I served with VP-1 (1980-1982), Commander, Naval Military Personnel Command (COMNAVMILPERSCOM) (1982-1983), VP-67 (1983-1985), VP-94 and ASWOC/TSC at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I've been keeping up with some Shipmates from VP-1 (1979 thru 1983 timeframe). We're trying to contact Shipmates who served with CDR Green, CDR Landon, CDR Morrissey, CDR Flint, CDR Holzapfel and CDR Haskins. How about a VP-1 Reunion sometime? Wouldn't you like to know if Wink Morrison is still a good runner? If Jim Bullock still claims to have been Dean Smith's classmate? If P. D. Smith was a successful out of the Navy as in the Navy? If Mike Dugan still reads NATOPS every night? If Jim Remy has made Senior Chief? Whatever happened to AOC Honeycut? Did you know that Bob Sinibaldi is now the Commodore for the Reserve P-3 community? Contact me if you are interested in getting up a Reunion or just a Newsletter..." [E-Mail Updated 03OCT2010 | E-Mail Updated 12AUG2000 | BIO Updated 22FEB2000 | 11FEB2000]

CARLSON, AVCM Wallace "Chuck or Smokey" Retired carlsonw@wwt.net "...Radar Shop - VW-11 from 1957 to 1959 - flew with CDR Weaver's Beavers Crew One and CDR Thomas's crew - Later stationed NAS Seattle, Washington, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, RESASWTAC-EAST, VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, and AIMD NAS Dallas, Texas. Retired as an AVCM in 1978. Revisited Argentia in 2005, not much left..." [06JUN2007]

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]

CARR, AMC(AW/NAC) Sue sucar99@aol.com "...I've served in VP-4, VP-60, VP-92, and now VP-94. Long live VP!..." [19SEP2001]

CHENEY, Mark marknrene@hotmail.com "...Currently at NAS Dallas TX..."

CHERRY, Ray rayandrose@earthlink.net "...I was a member of VP-94 from February 1942 till the squadron went to South America.We flewPBY5A on the east coast..." [10NOV2000]

CHIASSON, AW1 Earl A. III aswkingfish@yahoo.com "...I served at NAS Millington, TN in 1975 flying S-2 aircraft and transfered over to VP-67 in 1976 also at NAS Millington, TN. I was a TAR until 1981 and began my SELRES career in 1981 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana until 1985 when I was transfered to VP-5056 for a few short months until finally transferring into VP-94 in 1985 to present. I will be retiring December 7, 2002. Would love to here from any Shipmates..." Personal WebSite: http://kingfishland.com/ [URL Updated 30JUL2009 | BIO/E-Mail Updated 08AUG2002 | 02MAR2000]

CHILDERS, Robert vchilder@ix.netcom.com "...After AW "A" school and VP-31. I was attached to VP-9 until Oct '76. Left active duty and was a reserve until Feb '77 when I became a TAR and was attached to NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I was attached to VP-90 from May '80 to Oct '83. Next came NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and the NATOPS team where I was SS3 Evaluator, alternate Evaluator, Instructor at RATCEN, TTT member and Evaluator again until Jul '90. From there it was VP-94 until I retired in Oct '94. If you want to see what's been happening since then (a lot has been going on!), go to the link and check my web page" http://www1.netcom.com/~vchilder/bob.html..." [11AUG99]

CLARK, CDR Neil A. nclark2@email.msn.com "...I started my career in VP with the "Milpitas Chickens" of VP-19 at NAS Moffett Field, California in 1982. Made deployments to NAS Misawa, Japan, Diego Garcia, and NAF Kadena, Okinawa, Japan. The following shore tour was at COMFAIRMED, NAF Naples, Italy, for two years May'85-May'87. I was accepted into the TAR program while at Naples and received orders to VP-92 at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1987. Made several Active Duty detachments during my, nearly four years in NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts. Released form active duty in December of 1990 (just as Desert Storm was beginning). Accepted into VP-94 as a Selected Reservist in Feburary of 1990 and have been lucky enough to maintain my SELRES pay billet until the present time. Have only 10 months left to be eligible for retirement as a Commander. Never thought I would make it this far!!!..." [24MAY99]

CLINE, AMS Stephen B. sclinesr@yahoo.com "...I served as an AMS with VP-22, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from December 1974 to May 1978. From there I was attached to NAS Dallas, Texas; Oct 1978 to early 1982. My last duty station was with VP-94 out of NAS New Orleans, Louisiana; 1982 to October 1986. I would like to talk to my old buddies from VP-22 especially Paul Myrick..." [11NOV2001]

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

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

COSTAS, REAR ADMIRAL John N. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/costasjt.html "...Rear Admiral John Costas is a native of Seguin, Tex. A 1970 graduate of Texas Christian University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics, he was commissioned in 1970 through the Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate Program. He subsequently completed flight training at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, and was designated as a Naval Aviator in December 1971. Rear Adm. Costas first assignment was as a Primary Flight Instructor with VT-1 at NAS Pensacola, Florida, where he received Instructor of the Year honors in 1973. In November 1974, he received his initial assignment to Maritime Patrol Aviation reporting to VP-48 at NAS Moffett Field, California. While assigned to VP-48, Rear Adm. Costas participated in deployments to NAS Adak, Alaska, and NAS Misawa, Japan with numerous western Pacific detachments. In November 1977, Rear Adm. Costas affiliated with the Naval Reserve (NR) joining VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California. He transferred to VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, in August 1982 and served in numerous positions prior to assuming command in August 1987. Under his command, VP-94 earned the Noel Davis Battle "E" Award, the Chief of Naval Operations Aviation Safety Award, and the Commander, Reserve Patrol Wing Atlantic, Administrative Excellence Award. In March 1989, he reported to NR Commander SEVENTH Fleet 111, Naval Reserve Center Dallas, TX where he served as Air Combat Plans Officer and subsequently as the Active Duty Training Department Head. In this capacity he coordinated Selected Reserve augmentation for Commander, U. S. Naval Forces - Central Command during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Rear Adm. Costas assumed command NR Carrier Group 770 at NAS Dallas, Tex., in October 1991 and participated in forward-deployed naval force operations during Operation Southern Watch while embarked in USS Nimitz in the North Arabian Gulf. In October 1993, he assumed command of NR Carrier Group 170, and subsequently command of NR Commander SEVENTH Fleet 111 in October 1995. Both units participated in numerous fleet exercises and forward-deployed naval force operations in the Pacific Theater. Rear Adm. Costas was selected for promotion to Flag rank in April 1996. Prior to assuming his current mobilization billet as Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, in October 2000, Rear Adm. Costas served in the following mobilization billets: Deputy Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet from October 1996 to September 1997; Deputy Commander, U.S. SEVENTH Fleet from October 1997 to September 1999; and concurrently, Deputy Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific from November 1998 to May 1999, during which time he chaired the Naval Aviation Human Factors Quality Management Board; and as Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations for U.S. Space Command from October 1999 to February 2002. Additionally, Rear Adm. Costas served as Commander, NR Readiness Command Region South from April 1999 to March 2002. In his civilian career, Rear Adm. Costas has been a pilot for Delta Airlines since 1978. He is currently qualified as a Captain on the B-767-400 aircraft. Rear Adm. Costas' military awards include the Legion of Merit (with one Gold Star), the Meritorious Service Medal (with two Gold Stars), National Defense Service Medal (with Gold star), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass device), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), and various service and campaign awards...." [01JUN2003]

COX, AW2 Kenneth Shipmate Pix kcox517@gmail.com "...Attended RTC Orlando. NACCS at NAS Pensacola, Florida. AWA School at NATTC Millington, Tennessee. Assigned to CPW-10 at NAS Moffett Field, California where I worked in the analysis division 1988-1991. I did base security a few days a months as a collateral duty. Converted to TAR and transferred to VP-94 at NAS JRB New Orleans, Louisiana. My collateral duty was Squadron Safety PO. Got stupid and got out in 1995. I have worked in education at a Technical/Community college for 20 years. I am the college Safety and Security coordinator. If your ever in the Montgomery area give me a call and lets have a beer. Miss my Navy buds!..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 04AUG2018 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 16MAY2005 | 03MAY99]

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]

DANIEL, CMDCM Howard D. Tex" Retired howard.daniel1@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VF-202 (1976-1977), VF-302 (1977-1980), VP-94 (1980-1987), VP-68 (1987-1992), COMRESPATWINGPAC Weapons (1992-1995), NAS JRB Fort Worth, TX (1995-1996), COMNAVAIRESFOR (1996-1999), VR-59 (1999-2002), NAS JRB Fort Worth, TX (2002-2006) and retired in 2006. I currently work for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Dallas, TX..." [BIO Updated 23NOV2017 | E-Mail Updated 09FEB2006 | BIO Updated 11FEB2004 | 08DEC98]

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

DELOUGHERY, Michael J. mjd5513@gmail.com "...I served with VP-16 (1978-1981), VP-0516 (1982-1984) and VP-94 (1984-1995) and retired. I was hired by Delta Air Lines (1985) and took an early retirement in 2005. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/PIX Removed 12AUG2014 | PIX Added 30DEC2005 | 21DEC2005]

DERISE, PR Frank frankinavonohio@aol.com "...I reported to NAF Belem, Brazil October 1943 as a S 1/C right out of Parachute Rigger School. I was assigned to mess cooking and then in ships store. While we were unloading a NATS aircraft a crewman named Hoffman who was also a PR asked me why I wasn't assigned to a quadron. I said I didn't know. He said he would look into it. I was called to take the test for PR 3/c and that's how I got into VP-94..." [21AUG2005]

DOW, William R. wrdjpd@bellsouth.net "...I served in VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana from 1972-1977. It was a great experience..." [26JUL2007]

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]

EASLEY, AZ3 Steve FUZE@webtv.net "...I have always looked for different things on VP-94. I was there from 73-75, and had a real ball. I remember some of the Shipmates. I was an AZ-3 working with AZ-1 Gary Brashears, and have tried to locate him. I spent 12 years in Texas Law Enforcement, before I relocated to Las Vegas, where I work for The Golden Nugget Casino. Would like to hear from any Shipmates from the ole " MudBugs"..." [08APR2001]

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]

EDGERTON, Robert S. "Snake" Shipmate Pix rsedge2@multipro.com "...I served with NARTU NAS Jacksonville, Florida and VP-94 (1970-1976) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana until retirement. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 01AUG2011 | E-Mail Updated 08JAN2005 | 29OCT2000]

EDMONDS, CDR Robert F. Retired Daddyedmonds@aol.com "...Proud Batman (VP-24) 1971 to 1976. Deployments (2) to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and one to NAS Sigonella, Sicily. Proud member and PPC of CAC 3. Second set of order to VP-31. Left active duty in 1978. Retired from reserves in 1996 as CDR. Reserve squadrons of VP-65, VP-64, and VP-94. Presently captain with Continental Air Lines..." [06JUN2001]

Memorial Picture "...ELLIOTT, John M...My Late-Father (John M. Elliott) was with VP-94 during WWII stationed in Brazil. I have alot of pictures that he took. If any of his old buddy's would like copies of them please e-mail me. Also I would like to attend any VP-94 Reunions and bring these photos with me to share. Thanks...Roy Elliott fullautopaintballpark@gmail.com..." [E-Mail Updated 20MAY2024 | 16JAN2005]

Memorial Picture "...ENGLISH, Jack...We lost him Jack English today with cancer. He was and old VP sailor. He flew with VP-94 out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida to NAF Natal, Brazil on PBY-5A's. He came out of NAS Jacksonville, Florida to end up with a set of no loads..." Contributed by PAZZELI, "CRAZY JOE" jjpazz@newflorence.com [16JUN2001]

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]

ESCOBAR, Alex Alexe@manasyst.com "...I have been looking for some of the people in my old squadron for a long time, and this seems like the place to do it. I was with VP-94 from 85-88 and would love to here from some of my old VP Shipmates..." [22JAN2001]

FAIRCHILD, AWCS Gary Retired glfairchild@comcast.net "...VPer from 1975-1996, Retired AWCS VP-4 1975-78, CPRWPacific Det 1978-82, VP-69 1982-86, CPRWAtlantic 1986-90, CNARF 1990-94, VP-94 1994-96. Live in Portland, OR. Work for Intel as mechanic..." [13FEB2009]

FINK, CAPTAIN (SEL) Daniel C. http://automationman.com/cvse0367/CO.htm "...Commander Daniel Charles Fink was born in Dayton, Ohio. He was raised a dependent of an Air Force Officer moving to numerous bases in the United States and Europe. Commander Fink attended West Virginia University before graduating with a Bachelors of Science degree from Florida State University. He moved to northern California and worked as a salesman and manager prior to entering the Navy. Commander Fink received his commission from Aviation Officer Candidate School at Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Aviator shortly thereafter. After advanced flight training, Commander Fink reported to VP-22 (The Blue Geese) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. During his first tour he deployed twice to NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and once to NAS Adak, Alaska. Commander Fink worked as the Nuclear Safety Officer, Personnel Officer, Maintenance Division Officer and achieved designations as Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander and NATOPS Evaluation Instructor Pilot. Commander Fink then reported onboard Fleet Replacement VP-31 (The Black Lightning's) NAS Moffett Field, California. There he served as the Foreign Training Officer and worked as a Flight Instructor for newly designated P-3 Pilots. Commander Fink then joined the airlines. Shortly after completing his airline pilot training Commander Fink joined the US Naval Reserve Forces and affiliated with VP-94 (The Crawfishers) at Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans Louisiana. During his tenure at VP-94, Commander Fink served in various jobs including Department Head for Operations, Maintenance, NATOPS and Executive Assistant to the Commanding Officer for Operations and Maintenance. He served throughout his affiliation with VP-94 as the Squadron's NATOPS Standardization Instructor Pilot and as such trained and evaluated all other Instructor Pilots and squadron pilots. Commander Fink maintained his designations as Patrol Plane Commander, Functional Check Pilot and Mission Commander while at VP-94. Commander Fink transferred to NR COMFAIRMED 0167, NAS Atlanta, Georgia. He was the Department Head for Administration and Operations until his last year when he served as Executive Officer (XO). Commander Fink's awards include the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Medal, Coast Guard Special Operations Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Battle E Ribbon (two awards) and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (three awards). Commander Fink is presently a B767ER International Pilot and works in Flight Training as a B767 Proficiency Check Pilot..." [04JUL2003]

FLYNN, Christopher Grant cflynn@saturnofmetairie.com "...Just a quick hello to all my fellow Crawfishers (VP-94)..." [04JAN2003]

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..."

FRASKE, AFCM(AW) Rick Retired rjaf@cox.net "...A great way to keep in touch with fellow aviators who shared the joys and hardships of VP-60. Became an official Cobra December 1972 thru June 1989 (What great softball teams). Enhanced my career with tours at Atlanta & NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania till joining up with VP-94 NAS NOLA in August 1986 thru September 1989 as their Maint. CPO. From there I returned to VP-60 and NAS Glenview, Illinois in September 1989 till the end. I'm currently stationed at Commander Naval Air Reserve Force. Looking forward to chatting with fellow COBRAS!!!..." [E-Mail Updated 11DEC2003 | E-Mail Updated 02NOV2001 | 19FEB98]

FREELAND, King kfreeland@prodigy.net.mx "...VP-94, 1974-1979 King Freeland. Everytime I see a P-3 I still feel warm all over. To this day I drink my coffee from my old Crawfisher mug. I enjoyed serving my country, I enjoyed serving my squadron and I enjoyed serving my fellow Crawfishers. Anybody out there? Please email me..." [10FEB2002]

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

FULGHAM, Barry 'Fudgee' pkr04@aol.com "...I served with VP-90 (December 1987 to July 1990), VP-67 (August 1990 to July 1994), VP-94 and currently assigned to COMRESPATWING Det NAS Whidbey Island, Washington..." [BIO Updated 09APR2004 | 31JAN99]

GOBEN, Hugh goben@yahoo.com "...I was a pilot in VP-23 in NAS Brunswick, Maine from 6/75 thru 6/78 then did a year as a T-28 Instructor. After active duty I was in VP-65 from 10/79 until 7/84 then transfered to VP-94 for a year. Job changes sent me back to VP-65 for two more years then back to VP-94 from 8/87 until 3/94 when they retired a group of us passed over LCDR's. For the last 14 years I have been flying P-3's for the U.S. Customs Service..." [11MAR98]

Memorial Picture Shipmate Pix "...GONGRE, Caey L...My husband, Caey L. Gongre, lost his battle with cancer on January 29, 2011. Carey served with VP-94 from December 1969 until his retirement on February 19th, 1975. We have lived in East Texas since that time..." Contributed by Mary Gongre gongre@peoplescom.net [28JUN2011]

GONGRE, Caey L. gongre@peoplescom.net "...I reported to VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana in December 1969. I was born & raised in LA. so I was familar with NO. Worked with some great guys on the line. After 5 really great years and good friends I retired with 20 taking my wife back home to East Texas. She said NO MORE mesquitoes in December - Yippee..." [13APR2010]

GRANIER, CDR Russell J. http://members.aol.com/StevenV113/VP-94/co1.htm "...Commander Russell J. Granier is a native of Vacherie, Louisiana. He is a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy with the class of 1980. Following flight training in NAS Pensacola, Florida and Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, California, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in August 1981. After completing Fleet Replacement Air Group Training with VP-31, he was assigned to VP-4 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii flying the P-3B MOD then transitioning to the P-3C. Following his tour with VP-4, Commander Granier was assigned to NROTC Southern University as an Assistant Professor of Naval Science where he taught Naval Weapons Systems, Naval History, and Leadership and Management. In January 1989, Commander Granier was released from active duty and affiliated with the USS Coral Sea Unit at NAS Memphis, Tennessee. He subsequently transferred to VP-67, NAS Memphis, Tennessee in May 1989 and then to VP-94 in January 1992 where he served as Executive Assistant prior to assuming the duties of Executive Officer. Commander Granier assumed the duties as Commanding Officer of VP-94 in September 1997. Commander Granier holds a Bachelor's Degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. He is currently employed as a Senior Lubrication Engineer with Mobil Oil Corporation..." [27JUN2003]

GUIDRY, Darryl dguidry2@yahoo.com "...I was a HM1 with VP-94 from 1972-1975 and with VP-67 from 1975-1979. I did 14 years active duty and my PATRON years were the best no doubt. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me..." [09APR2000]

HALE, Jeff xl65@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-94 from 1981 to 1985. Looking to hear from former Shipmates..." [29JUN2005]

HALL, Donald d.hall56@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-56 (1975-1978), VP-94 (1979-1981) and VP-9 (1981-1982)..." [E-Mail Updated 20MAR2014 | 20DEC2006]

HALL, Terry tdhall@sowega.net "...I was in VP-17 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii from 73 to 74. Left there on hardship and after it was cleared up got orders to VP-10 in NAS Brunswick, Maine. I then went on to be a TAR at VP-94 in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I would love to hear from any of you that served with me or in the same capacity. I was a lowly AW1. I firmly believe that we as a country are much better off now because when it mattered we were there and we were better. You must know what I mean if you are here. Please email me. Sincerely and hope to hear from you..." [13APR98]

HANSEN, ATC (AW/NAC) Eric A. ehanse3@dellepro.com "...Hellow to all my Shipmates from VP-67! Your friendships are greatly missed. I'm now drilling with the Crawerfishers of VP-94 as an Division and Branch Chief. I still fly as an IFT and loving every minute of it. I look forward to seeing all the Golden Hawks when ever our Reunion materializes. Take care and thank you all for some of the best memories of my life!..." [12JAN2001]

HARDIN, AT2 Gary ghardin13@cox.net "...I served with VP-94 (1970-1971)..." [07APR2013]

HARTNETT, Willie whartn4567@aol.com "...I served with VP-92, VP-94, RATCEN, then back to VP-92. would love to hear from my Shipmates..." [30JUN2000]

HARTWELL, ADJ2(AC) Mark L. lahartwell@aol.com "...I was a Plank Owner with VP-94. I was discharged in February 1971..." [11OCT2000]

HICKS, AD2 Michael R. c46_dir@hotmail.com "...USNR (TAR) Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class (AD2), Served in VP-94 (w/c 110) from Oct 1995 - Nov 2000. A few of the aircraft numbers that I recall having worked on are: #'s 333, 334, 335, 433, & 591 through 596. It saddens me greatly to know that the squadron for which I had once worked so hard to maintain is now only a memory. To my fellow Crawfishers, I wish you all fair winds and following seas, and that may all the luck that I once found there, find you doing well, where-ever you now may be... Presently residing in the Tampa, FL area, certified as a law enforcement officer for the state..." [04FEB2009]

HOFFMEISTER, Alex ahoffmeister@chicago.us.mensa.org "...I was a pilot with VP-40 from September 1977 until November 1980 and VP-94 from 1983 until 1985. I would love to hear from any former squadron mates!..." [E-Mail Updated 31DEC2002 | 15APR2001]

HONDA, AO2(AW/NAC) Derek Shipmate Pix ripkid@hotmail.com "...I just wanted to drop a line to say what's up to all former VP-91 Black Cats and all VP-65 Tridents. I was with VP-91 from June 1992-September 1995, and with VP-65 from December 1995-January 2001! (5 year tour WOW!). I am an "8271" Aircrew Ordie and have been doing this since I came in! I really want to get out of this NEC but it's CLOSED LOOP! It sucks because I am limited TO the P-3C platform ONLY (which is not career enhancing). Oh well I am just grinning and bearing with it! I will be transferring to VP-94, the Crawfishers in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and am looking forward to attending U.N.O. pursuing my Bachelors Degree in Information Technology. Please drop me a line if you'd like. A big shout out to: AO1(RET) Kevin Kyle (ARE YOU STILL OUT THERE?), AO1 Ben Davenport, AO2 Dirk Holmgren (Congrats on making second!), YN2 April Brooks-King (Hey you how's Willow Grove?), AW2 Dan Merchant (Hey squirrelly! contact me), AD1 Mike Richardson (SEL-RES now EH?), LCDR Eric Krebs, AWC Billy Howell, AWC Keith Watkins, AWC Joe Garcia, AW1 Jay Townsend (Loved working in A/C training!), and AWC John Hampel (I know you are at VP-69 please e-mail me if you see this). That's it for now. Take care..." [08OCT2000]

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

HOWELL, AOC Ed Retired edhoel@yahoo.com "...I was in VP-94 when I retired in April 1989 (a victim of high year tenure). Hope to hear from anyone that is now or has been a member of VP-94..." [24MAR99]

HOWELL, Gary Retired dlbgkh@aol.com "...I served with VT-27 (12/1965-07/1968) at NAS Corpus Christi, Texas flying TS-2A, Aviation Safety (09/1968-11/1970) as NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VP-94 (11/1970), VP-92 (10/1972-03/1976), VA-176 at NAS Oceana, VA, USS America (CV-66), CAG-6 (09/1977-02/1979) USS Independence (CV-62), VT-23 at NAS Kingsville, Texas, VP-9 at NAS Moffett Field, California with two deployments to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan and retired July 1984. I now live Dallas area as Vice President of a Traffic Control Company..." [22APR2016]

HULSEY, AME Michael aasandblastingin@aol.com "...I served with VP-94 (1987-1991). CPO Mike Goelz was my shop supervisor..." [23AUG2011]

JACKSON, ATC Ken Retired P3TRON@AOL.COM "...Did 20 years in P-3's VP-9 (64-66), VP-47 (68-69), VP-45 (70-74), VP-30 (75-76), VP-40 (77-80), and CPW-11 (80-83). Retired in 83 as an ATC with over 7000 hours. Then played Tech Rep(TEX-REP) For VP-92, VP-94, VP-60, and VP-90. Love those P-3's. No greater feeling in the world than flying around with two spare engines. Love to Here from ya-all..." [13MAR98]

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

JOHNSON, AO1 (AC) David hover32@hotmail.com "...I was in VP-11 Jun '70 - Dec '75 was my first PCS orders after AO-A School and VP-30 aircrew training. I then went to AO-C school Jan-Jun '76 and then VT-86 Jul '76 - Aug '78. Discharged Aug '78. VP-94 (USNR) from Aug '78 - Apr '82. Active duty Apr '82, CV-67 (JFK) May '82 -May '86. Discharged '86. Reserves (drilling)'88 to '99 in CV-60 and CV-72 NRC Memphis. Currently in IRR (no drills) planning to retire in 2009..." [08JUN2001]


KALTVEDT, Mervin "Kal" crawdady34@yahoo.com "...Hi to all my friends at VP-94 where is was stationed from March 1992 through February 1997. Many memories were made on those long flights to Japan. I miss everything a man could possibly say about his naval career. If your a past or current "Mudbug" please feel free to email me. Currently in Kuwait working on the FA18C for Kuwait Air Force. Seen some names today of yesteryear, a ton of memories came pouring into my mind. Thanks..." [27JUN2000]

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

KING, PO1 Rusty Retired grking007@sbcglobal.net "...I served aboard FASU/NSA DaNang, Republic of Vietnam (07/1968-08/1969) and VQ-2 (08/1969-06/1971) at NS Rota, Spain, left the Navy for 6 years, VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VR-53 at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, Naval Reserve Center at NAS Dallas, Texas, Naval Intelligence at NAS North Island, San Diego, California and Naval Intelligence at NAS Dallas, Texas. After having 3 back operations I retired on a medical. I would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [03JUN2014]

KNAUER, AMS2 Pete fltfiend@yahoo.com "...Currently serving in VP-94. I'm one of 2 regular Navy guys in a TAR squadron..." [06OCT2000]

KRAUSE, AVCM (AW/NAC) Mike mkrause680@aol.com "...I was in VP-67 as an IFT from 1/87 until they shut us down in '94. What a shame! I'm still hanging in there at VP-94 in Nawlins'..." [29FEB2000]

LADOUSIER, AOCM (NAC) Robert C. Retired ladousir@bellsouth.net "...Retired from VP-90: Primary Duty: Flight Crew Ordnanceman CAC-13; Command Master Chief. Previously Assigned: VP-94: Primary Duty: Flight Crew Ordnanceman CAC-10 & CAC-4; Flight Crew Ordnance Seat Co-ordinator..." [E-Mail Updated 06AUG2003 | E-Mail Updated 10DEC2001 | 08SEP99]

LaFRENIERE, LT Christopher Shipmate Pix CJL2@hotmail.com "...Navy FCO to Army Officer - I was in VP-94 from 1989-1993 as a Navy Reservist. While there I made deployments to NAS Bermuda and NAS Key West with Crew 8. I am now a Medical Service Corps officer recalled to active duty with the 3d Medical Command out of Decatur, GA. Anyone who served with the Crawfishers, drop me a line..." [02APR2002]

LaGROUE, Albert albert.lagroue2@va.gov "...I served with VP-94 (1992) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I'm the radiation safety officer at the Memphis VA Medical Center and have been here since 2006. Old Shipmates are always welcomed here..." [24MAY2018]

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

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]

LESTELLE, AMS1 John jlestelle@ellijay.com "...I served with VP-94 (1976-1984) as a FE then left the Navy and joined the Air Force flying with the 815th WRS Hurricane Hunters at Keesler AFB, Ms. as a FE. If anyone has any information on VP-94 HM2 Susan Neuberger - please let me know..." [E-Mail Updated 05SEP2016 | E-Mail Updated 14JUL2011 | 04FEB2004]

LAU, AZ3 Dennis dennislau51@gmail.com "...I served with VP-94 (10/1970-10/1973) and was a squadron Plankholder. Worked in Maintenance Control with AZ1 Brashears, Chief Guilden and Chief Herbert..." [05JUL2024]

MACK, AT3 James "Mac" jamesjmack@gmail.com "....I served with VP-49 (1989-1993) as a IFT with the World Famous "Smokin' Joe Camel Crew", VP-60 at NAS Glenview, Illinois, VP-64 at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 18SEP2014 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 18APR2005 | E-Mail Updated 28MAR2004 | 22MAY99]

MADERE, AW2 Tom tmadere@bellsouth.net "...I served as a AW2 Sonar Operator on P2's with VP-94 from its inception in 1970 until March 1971. Prior to that it was reserve squadron VP-821..." [05MAY2003]

MAMMELLI, AT1 Charles (Carlo) Carlo707@gte.net "...Flew as FCO VQ-1 Crew-33 (74-78), VP-31 FCO Inst. (78-81), & VP-94 (81-83). Sure miss the good ole days. Still keep in touch with many good friends, but would like to find two long lost souls: AT3 Shaun Mills and AT2 John Payton. Both last heard from in Central Calif in the '80's...." [24FEB98]

MASTAGNI, REAR ADMIRAL Daniel S. http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/people/flags/biographies/mastagnis.html "...Rear Admiral Mastagni, the son of a career Air Force officer, was born in Rapid City, S.D., and grew up in Sacramento Calif. Upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1972, Rear Adm. Mastagni was assigned to USS Dale (CG-19) while awaiting orders to flight school. Aboard Dale, he served as assistant Combat Information Center (CIC) Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant. After flight school Rear Adm. Mastagni reported to VP-22 based in NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. He was Schedules Officer and NATOPS Standardization Officer. He then reported to the US Air Force Academy serving as the director of Naval Programs and an academic instructor. Rear Adm. Mastagni left active duty in 1979 and affiliated with VP-94 in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. He served as an instructor pilot, Maintenance Department head and Operations Department head, before serving as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer. Rear Adm. Mastagni then transferred to augment unit NR NAVSTA NS Rota, Spain 0182 serving as Training Officer and Commanding Officer. In 1993 Rear Adm. Mastagni assumed Command of NR COMPATWINGLANT 0186 in Norfolk, and followed that assignment with command of NR COMNAVAIRLANT 1086. During the four years of command in NAS Norfolk, Virginia, Rear Adm. Mastagni was the director of Exercise Control for Northern Viking, and Senior Naval Liaison Officer for JTFEX 96-1 which tested the "fly away" JFACC concept aboard CVN-71. He was again the Senior Naval Liaison Officer this time at 8th AF Headquarters for exercise JTFEX 97-1. And he served as 8th AF Naval Liaison Officer during Exercise unified Endeavor 97 which tested the 'forward JFACC" concept. Rear Adm. Mastagni then transferred to NR COMSEVENTHFLT det 111 in JRB Carswell. He served as special assistant and Executive Officer as well as participated in five western Pacific exercises, twice as the senior Seventh Fleet representative and Officer in Charge of Exercise Northwest Pacific, and as the site Officer in Charge at Exercise Ulchi Focus Lens on three occasions. Rear Adm. Mastagni has attended professional military education at the National Defense University, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He has participated in exchange duty with the Republic of Germany, and has been a member of five officer selection boards. Rear Adm. Mastagni has earned three Meritorious Service Medals and the Navy Commendation Medal among other awards and decorations. He was selected for promotion in December of 2000..." [21JUN2003]

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]

MAYEUX, AW2 Charles charlesmayeux46@gmail.com "...I served with VP-94 (1964-1970) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. Many flights were aboard P2V-7 (BUNO: 145915)..." [E-Mail Updated 24JUN2014 | 05JUN2001]

MAYEUX, Rob rmayeux@navpoint.com "...I was in VP-94 as an Ordnanceman ('70-74), VP-17 ('77-80 Tacco/MC), VP-91 (83-86), and VP-94 (86-88)..." [26APR2000]

McARTHUR, Jim mcarthurjim@yahoo.com "...I reported to VP-49 June 1963 NAS Bermuda - NAS Patuxent River, Maryland following year when we got the P-3. Ended Career at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana June 1997 with VP-94. What a great run..." [E-Mail Updated 07FEB2006 | 31JAN2004]

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

Memorial Picture "...McMACKIN, LT(jg) Frank J. Jr...My late grandfather, LT(jg) Frank J. McMackin Jr. was a PBY pilot/navigator with VP-94 during WWII while the squadron was stationed in Brazil. Unfortunately he passed away only a few years after my birth and my father and I have been unable to locate any of his photos from the war. I know that there are photos that my grandfather took on July 7-8, 1943 during the sinking of U-662 from the PBY's waist compartment. If anyone knows how I can locate those photos or if anyone has other photos or documents relating to VP-94's activities in Brazil, please email me. Thank's...Frank J. McMackin IV mcmackiniv@hotmail.com..." [15APR2005]

MELANCON, AW Paul "Matt" pmelancon@charter.net "...I served with VP-94 (1972-12/1977) with two-week cruises to NAS Bermuda and NAS Key West, Florida. During my stay - we transitioned from the P2 to the P-3..." [29JUL2012]

MEYER, Danny Lee planey713@bellsouth.net "...I finally found a connection to VP-17...I trained for the Plane Captain (PC) position on LZ-9 early in 1966. My PPC was LCDR Keaney, and my instructor was PO-1 Seversen. I finally and proudly passed the PC Board and was assigned by CDR M. O. Paul to Crew-9 with LCDR Heimbacher before deploying to WESTPAC and the Ton San Nhut DET-1966 to 1967. Those were some of my proudest days as a young sailor. I did discharge in July 1967 to the civilian world only to join up with VP-94 as a Reservist P2 PC, and a P-3 FE until I retired from the Reserves in 1990. VP was good to me - I actually was hired by U. S. Customs Service to fill a position of a P-3 FE and eventually an Aviation Maintence Officer until that retirement in July 2008. Thank you VP for a most interesting life. One thing I missed was the squadron never did send me my DET Cruisebook for 66-67 - I would have liked to have shared it wih my family. I paid for it, but it was lost in the cracks..." [13MAR2010]

MILLER, AMS2 Kelvin kdmiller8251@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-10 (1990 to 1993), VP-94 (2003 to 2006) and now VP-69 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. I got tired of the civilian rat race and came back in! Any old Shipmates feel free to contact me!..." [BIO Updated 20SEP2006 | Rate Updated 25DEC2004 | E-Mail Updated 18MAY2002 | 27APR98]

MINSON, AVCM Jim Retired minson@suddenlink.net "...I served with VP-94 (1974-1989) and reside in Georgetown, TX. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 19FEB2016 | 17JAN2011]

MORALES, PH1 Lester lesconmorales@aol.com "...Started way back in 1971 and wish I was still flying. Got the pleasure to fly on the P2's and take Aerial Photos for different crews. In 1978 I became a Crawfisher and that's when I really found out what flying was all about. Going on deployments with different crews(being adopted) was fantastic. Going over to NS Rota, Spain I got to fly with VP-8 and VP-23. Being a Photographer, getting my wings then becoming a Natops Instructor was very rewarding. The late night airlifts, holding the record for being broke down on the East airlifts when we started flying the Update II.5's and seeing the many friends each weekend was great. Working and traveling all over the world with the Crawfishers is something I will always remember...Also served with VP-94..." [BIO Updated 11SEP2001 | 09MAR2001]

MORSE, AE1(AW) Bill Retired bnkwellness@hotmail.com "...I served 10 years with the regular Navy from 1958-1968. I joined the Reserves in 1974, went into TAR in 1977 as P-3 FE while with VP-91, VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, VP-91 late 1978, and VP-69 in 1981 until retirement in 1987. I went to work at Boeing, primarily on 747 on flightline as inspector, retiring in 2001 and moved to Hawaii. Miss the people and the flying, very much. Would love to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 25JAN2003 | 24OCT98]

MOSER, AW1 Milton "Moe" C. II moe1383@live.com "...I served with VS-38, AT School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VAW-111 Det 14, Naval Air Reserve Unit (NARU) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California, RVAW-110, VP-94, AW School at NAS Memphis, Tennessee, VP-94, VP-91, Reserve Antisubmarine Warfare Training Center (RESASWTRACEN) at NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-94 and Retired in August 1988 from Active Duty after serving 21 years. Enjoyed every moment of my service to this wonderful country. Sure miss flying in those P-3B's. Wife: PN-1 Nita S. Moser. Hello to all I know and God Bless America..." [23APR2009]

NICOLAY, AW1 Robert Retired Shipmate Pix ryougli@bellsouth.net "...I served with VP-94 from September of 1980 to 1999. I was on CAC3 with LCDR Dan Mastagni, LCDR "RED" O'Laughlin, LCDR Lonnie Hearn, AW2 Scotty McDonald, AD2 Mike Berry, AO1 Ed Howell and AWAN Ralph Griffin. Before sexual harrassment, Naval Rights and Responsibility lectures, Ethics Training, Leadership (BS) Training and all the other political correctness baloney, there was only the RED MENACE and he was winning. We marched them Eastward across the Atlantic away from the Carolinas and into the Med where they finally rolled over belly up. Gosh, I never thought I'd say this but, I miss communism! Now, we feed on each other. October of 1999 I'm outta here unless we get an enemy, a war, or they give me my admiral patch!..." [E-Mail/PIX Updated 08MAY2008 | 11AUG98]

NORRIS, CWO4 Denny CWO4NORRIS@AOL.COM "...I would like to say hi too all my old Squadron Mates and to all you new Crawfisher's. It was great finding your web page. Now VP-94 and the Navy don't seem so distant. I would love to hear from some of the old timers and am gald you new Crawfisers have created this web page. Rocky if you read this drop me a line. Are you still racing? Chief Pat, I like the sound of that I hope you are taking good care of the troops. CWO4 Fred what are you doing with all that retirement money, Enjoying life I hope. CDR or is it Capt Frank M., did you take the CO job at the TSC when CDR or is it Capt Frank C. left. Time does march on, I am now a grandfather. I would love to hear from all of you and hope I hear from some of you..."

O'MARTIN, AT1 Alan Retired alaneomartin@gmail.com "...I served with AEWBarRonPac (1964), VW-1 (1964), VP-50 (1965), VP-90 (1966-1968 and (1973-1975), VP-94 (1986-1991), VR-59 (1991) and retiring in 1999..." [E-Mail Updated 09NOV2014 | E-Mail Updated 29MAR2010 | 04APR98]

PACK, Jesse jep@Eng.Sun.COM "...I was in VP-48 from July 1967 to October 1970, AT3 Radioman for Crew 8, 9, and 3. I got out in 1970 and went back to Tennessee. We flew C-118's as a reserve at NAS Atlanta. I went back on active duty as a TAR in 1973 at Moffet to assist in the Reserve P3 transition, then CNAVRES/VP-94, and VAK 308 (A3 Navigator) until 1980. Got out and was affiliated with VP-91 as a SAR until retirement in 1991. I went to work for a little start up called Apple and have been in the Silicon Valley ever since. Apple, Seagate and now at Sun Microsystems..."

PECAUT, AXCS M. cpecaut@fni.com "...VP-94 was recommisioned as a Reserve Squadron on 1 Nov 1970. Hello to all the orignal plank owners of VP-94..." [25DEC98]

PETTIT, FCO Richard repettit@uswest.net "...I served with SRU VP-5056 & VP-94 as FCO while an instructor at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana 1978-1981. We flew VP-94's P-3's during our deployments to NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. I have many good memories of events, but most of the names have faded except, Steve Gordon (ADC) & Thane ? (TD1), and those chocolate cookies..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 18JUL2005 | 23JUN98]

PRATTON, CDR Samuel D. http://members.aol.com/StevenV113/VP-94/xo1.htm "...Commander Samuel D. Pratton received his commission from the U.S. Naval Academy in May 1979. Following flight training in Pensacola, Florida and Mather Air Force Base, Sacramento, California, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in November 1980. After completing Replacement Air Group Training at VP-30, he was assigned to VP-5 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. While in VP-5, Commander Pratton deployed to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Rota, Spain and NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal. Following his tour with VP-5, he was assigned to Naval Aviation Schools Command at NAS Pensacola, Florida, as an Instructor Training Course instructor and a Systems Analyst. Upon release from active duty in 1987, he affiliated with VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. Commander Pratton holds a Bachelor's Degree in Operations Analysis from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master's Degree in Systems Analysis from the University of West Florida. He is employed as a Systems Analyst with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service in Pensacola, Florida. During his career, Commander Pratton has been designated a Patrol Plane Mission Commander and Tactical Coordinator in P-3B TACNAVMOD and P-3C aircraft. His military decorations include the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon and the National Defense Service Medal..." [05JUL2003]

QUINN, ADCS Paul winbral@aol.com "...I served as a Flight engineer with VP-30 for school then VP-92 NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, VP-04 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (Stormin Norms F.E.) Then on to VP-91 at NAS Moffett Field, California (Flew Desert Storm in the Gulf with the Black Cats and part of my crew recieved Air Medals for strike flight over 120 combat hours flown with no missions lost or delayed) Then on to VR-54 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana as a C-130 F.E. 'Herc motors are upside down"..." [24JUN98]

RABKE, AM1 Angie mrsrabi@centurytel.net "...Both my husband and I are currently serving with VP-94. We both joined the squadron as selective reservists in late 92'. My husband AD1 Robert Rabke and myself AM1 Angie Rabke would like to here from all VP'ers interested in contacting us just for the sake of contacting us. We are intererested in any pictures or history anyone would care to send our way. We especially would like to hear from VP-16 folks down in Puerto Rico. Let us hear from you!..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 02OCT2001 | 26JUN98]

RABKE, AD2 Robert mrrabi@hotmail.com "...Both my husband and I are currently serving with VP-94. We both joined the squadron as selective reservists in late 92'. My husband AD1 Robert Rabke and myself AM1 Angie Rabke would like to here from all VP'ers interested in contacting us just for the sake of contacting us. We are intererested in any pictures or history anyone would care to send our way. We especially would like to hear from VP-16 folks down in Puerto Rico. Let us hear from you!..." [BIO/E-Mail Updated 02OCT2001 | 26JUN98]

REID, AW2 Stan stanr@county.org "...I was an AW2 in VP-23 from January 1974 to June 1977. I would like to find my old Shipmates. I was just about always on Crew 1 or Crew 2. Brad McDevitt was my Sensor 1 until I became a Sensor 1 with my own crew and got Forrest Powers as my Sensor 2. I was also in VP-94 from 1978 to 1980 as an AW2. I returned as LTJG Reid, Air Intelligence Officer, "B" Wing, from 1981 to 1983. I certainly would like to hear from those crazy *&#)*s...I wanted to update my VP-23 entry to let my old runnin' mates know that the old AW2 Reid that they once knew has been selected for promotion to Captain in the Naval Reserve. They'll let anyone be a Captain, eh? Would really like to locate Chief Joe Urban and hear from all my old Shipmates..." [BIO Updated 10JUL2000 | 00xxx97]

RICHARDS, JIM slimrjc@aol.com "...WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM VP-18 1966-1968, VP-94 1975-1979, and VP-69 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington 1979 - 1982..." [E-Mail Updated 01NOV2001 | BIO Updated 21DEC98 | 20DEC98]

ROBERTSON, George H. (Robby) beageesgee@msn.com "...I did 4 years in the regular Navy then joined the TAR program in 1970. My first station was NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts then TAD to VP-92 until 1977. In 1978 I went into the weekend worriers with VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana then back to active duty in 1979 with VP-94 until 1985. I was sent back to VP-92 until 1989. I was transfered (ya you guessed it) back to VP-94 for my last tour. I joined the Navy to see the world? BTW - I was born in New Orleans and raised in Hull, Maine. That's about 16 miles from South Weymouth, MA or NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts VP-92). I was an AME/PR and worked in w/c 130/a/b forever. Robby's still kicking and doing well..." [23JUL2004]

ROPER, AOC(AW) John Retired john.roper@tbe.com "...I started my Navy Career in September 1967. Went from bootcamp to A-school to HS-1 in Key West. Then moved to NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida to VC-4 and out. Came back in thru the Reserves in 1977 and drilled at a couple of Black Shoe units before transferring to VP-94 in 1982 where I retired in 1999. I try to get back to VP-94 events as often as possible, lots of good friends and Shipmates..." [28MAY2003]

ROSHTO, AVCM(AW) Mryon "Andrew" roshto06@att.net "...I served with VP-90 (October 1984 to July 1989), VP-94 (July 1989 to August 1993), EPMAC NAS New Orleans, Louisiana (August 1993 to September 1997), HM-15 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, AIMD NAF Washington, D.C. and currently serving with VR-48 as the CMC NAF Washington, D.C.. Would love to hear from former VP-94 or VP-90 Shipmates. I miss those P-3's..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 08MAR2007 | E-Mail Updated 07JUL2002 | BIO Updated 06JAN98 | 12MAR98]

SALMON, LCDR Tony lovescockers@msn.com "...Hey Shipmates. After pilot training command and while on active duty, I served in VP-40 from 1983-86, VT-6 from '86-'89, VPU-2 from '89-'93. After getting off active duty in Feb. '93, I eventually ended up at VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana, and I am still there today..." [21DEC98]

SARGENT, John B jbsarg@Juno.com "...I served with VP-94 from its origination until the squadron was decommisioned. We Had 15 PBY5A's and operated throughout WW II in Brazil. WE sank U-590 and U-662 off the coast of Northern Brazil near the mouth of the Amazon..." [08JUN98]

SCHMIDT, AW2 Bill bills0143@gmail.com "...I served with VP-822 (Late 1960's) at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and VP-94 (1970's-1973). I operated the MAD gear up front in the P2. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [31AUG2016]

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]

SELDON, Louis llseldon@verizon.net "...I served with VP-16 (Pilot) from 1967 to 1970. I flew with Green & Westlake crews-went to Panama (15th ND), Canal Zone May 1970 for first UNITAS operation (with P-3's) planning conference but didn't go because my tour at VP-16 ended before the deployment on UNITAS. My understanding is those that went had a good time! My NAVCAD preflight Class was 29-65 in Pensacola and I was in the reserve squadron VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana from 1972 to 1975. I am now living in the DFW, TX area (Keller), I found Curry Lawler living in the area, he flew F-8s after VP-16 & retired from AAL. I retired from the FAA May 1998 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL & worked as a B737 & MD-80 simulator instructor at American Airlines until I retired from AAL in Sept 2008..." [BIO Updated 07SEP2016 | E-Mail Updated 16MAR2010 | BIO Updated 25APR2006 | BIO Updated 24DEC2001 | Updated BIO 04MAR99 | 24FEB99]

SIMMONS, AFCM(AW) Carl Jr. navycarl@comcast.net "...I reported aboard VP-18 in December of 1963 right out of "A" School. In January 1964 I volunteered to fly as a crewmember aboard the P2V-7 and was assigned to LG3 as second mechanic. In the summer of 1964 we transferred from NAS Jacksonville, Florida to NS Roosevelt Roads, PR. At NS Roosevelt Roads, PR I participated in the Dominican Republic Crisis, one NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Detachment and two Unitas Detachments. In March of 1967 my tour was over and I separated from active duty. I stayed as a drilling reservist at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana from 1967 to 1971. In 1971 I affiliated with VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana as an In-flight Plane Captain. In 1972 to 1973 we decommissioned the last P2V-7's and commissioned the first P-3A's. With VP-94 I made three NS Rota, Spain deployments and was unfortunate enough to be involved in the last accident on the P2V. I was on the jumpseat during take off on a detachment to NS Rota, Spain when the 2P pulled up the Landing Gear Handle during the takeoff roll. We ended up nose landing on the runway. Fortunately we all walked away unharmed except for a minor arm injury. In July of 1976 I rejoined the Navy as a TAR and eventually retired in the VR Program serving as Flight Engineer, NATOPS Instructor, and Wing Evaluator on the C-118 with VR-52, NAS Glenview, Illinois and CFLSW. In VR-62 NAF Detroit, Michigan I served as Maintenance and Leading Chief, in VR-54, VR-48, VR-53 and VR-46. I retired in November of 1999 as the Command Master Chief of VR-46 NAS Atlanta, Georgia. My military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (1 award), Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards), Good Conduct Medal (7 awards), National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Navy Expeditionary Medal and the Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal. I am presently Department Chair of the Avionics/Aviation Department at Atlanta Technical College. I make my home in Dallas, Georgia with my wife Catherine, Granddaughter Brittany, Chelsea our Cocker and Gracie our Cat. I will never forget the good times, great friends and life long Shipmates in VP-18..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 22JUN2005 | E-Mail Updated 24JAN2004 | E-Mail Updated 04FEB99 | E-Mail Updated 01DEC98 | 11OCT98]

SING, AT2(AW) Carter csing@mccdesign-build.com "...I served in the Navy from 1990 to 2004. During that timeframe I served with VP-92, VP-94, VFA-204 and VFA-201. Hello old friends, hope you are all well. Just breezin' thru!..." [15OCT2008]

SOPER, LT Will "...VP-94 LT. Will Soper, NAS New Orleans, Louisiana 70143-5000, 504-393-3143..." http://www.warships1.com/reunion_airgroup.htm [21DEC98]

STANALAND, Gary garystanalands@yahoo.com "...I served with VP-91, VP-92 and VP-94. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [13MAR2012]

STEINSHNIDER, YNC Alan B. Retired boydsstuff@comcast.net "...I served with VP-94 from July 1980 until December 1981. I retired in 1983 as a YNC and am currently employed by the USDA as a GS-12 working in the Food Stamp Program in Dallas, Texas. I would enjoy hearing from any of my old Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 25APR2004 | E-Mail Updated 16JUN2000 | 11NOV98]

TAIT, AWC Robert S. Retired navcporetrt@gmail.com "...I served with VP-45, VP-67, VP-68, VP-94, NAS Albany, Georgia, NAS AIMD NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida, Strike Test Directorate at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland and and retired in 1995. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 15AUG2017 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 22APR2003 | E-Mail Updated 12FEB99 | BIO Updated 11FEB99 | E-Mail Updated 23JUN98]

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]

UNDERWOOD, AW1 Scott Retired undie@wildcats.com "...I've seen some people here that really bring back some memories... I started my Navy career at VP-67 in Millington, TN..Proud to call myself a Thunderchicken...then on to NAS Point Mugu, California and the Tridents of VP-65..from there to 'Nawlins and the VP-94 Crawfishers. Had some great tours and made some great friends. I finised up my career with the Aviation Training Division at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I retired on January 31, 2004. Had a great career, and would love to hear from any of my old Shipmates...Drop me a line and lets reminicse about the good old days..." [E-Mail Updated 10JAN2007 | 10NOV2004]

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]

VERNOY, ATC(AW/NAC) Mary M. Retired vernoym@bellsouth.net "...I served with VR-54 as a Radio Operator (FCFCO) in C-118B's in the early 1970's, AIMD NAS New Orleans, Louisiana and VP-94 in Maintenance Department (AT Shop, Avionics Division Chief and Maintenance Control). I retired in December 1994..." [E-Mail Updated 31MAR2011 | E-Mail Updated 14JUN2000 | 04NOV99]

VIVIAN, AX1 Bill billvivian123@gmail.com "...I served as AX2 IFT on Crew-1 VP-22 from 1975 to 1978 NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with off base roommates Ed Russell and Mike Terhaar. Later shore duty was calibration & repair NAS North Island, San Diego, California as AX1. I was in the reserves with VP-94 NAS New Orleans, Louisiana 2 years while finishing college. Iíve been aerospace industry with McDonnell Douglas and now Rockwell Collins with the F-35 helmet display system. I miss crew commadery and the mission..." [30MAY2012]

WATERS, Fenelon A. waters@worldnetla.net "...I myself was in a couple of reserve squadrons at NAS Dallas VP-701, VP-702, VP-703 before they were combined into VP-61, then Disestablished in 1970. I then was in VP-94 at NAS New Orleans, Louisiana during the transition from P2's to P3's in 1971-1972..." WEBSITE: http://users.worldnetla.net/~flying/

WATTS, Paul A. sp997@attbi.com "...Joined the Reserves in Mar 64, First Squadron was VS-914 NAS NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts; VP-1D2 NAS Dallas, Texas, VAW-12 NAS Norfolk, NARU Houston , VP-90 NAS Glenview, Illinois, AVIC-7 School NATTC Memphis, VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, VP-94 NAS NOLA, VP-64 NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and Retired from VP-90 in Dec 88. Was and IFC and IFT Instructor..." [E-Mail Updated 05DEC2001 | E-Mail Updated 24OCT2000 | E-Mail Updated 17NOV99 | E-Mail Updated 11MAR99 | 11SEP98]

WILSON, AECS J. D. JDP3FE@aol.com "...I was a VP-9 FE from 83-86. Went to both the NSF Diego Garcia and NAS Adak, Alaska pleasure spots. Became a TAR in December 87 and went to VP-94 in NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. From there to the Reserve ASW Training Center (RATCEN) in NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania where I taught P-3 Systems Fam, FE and IFE school. Also served on the Reserve NATOPS team there. September 94 made Chief and transferred to VP-64 across the street. Stayed there till I made Senior and then had to quit flying. I'm now the MSCPO of VFC-12 in Oceana. Would like to hear from any of my old squadron Shipmates. Also does anyone know the where-abouts of Jim Ogle, NAS Moffett Field, California 83-86?..." [BIO Updated 05AUG99 | 01AUG99]

WEST, CAPT Fred R. https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=474 "...CAPT Fred R. West, USNR - NFL Number: 474 - Date of Birth: 7/29/1916 - Date In: 3/15/1941 - Date Out: 6/30/1965 - City, State: Lauderdale By The Sea, FL - School Attended: Univ of Florida - Aircraft Flown: SNJ, P2Y-2, PBY-5A, P4Y-2, P2V-6 - Ship or Unit: VP-94 VP-3 VP-801, CO - Pilot Desg.: Naval Aviator - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: South Atlantic Associations/Service Organizations: Assn of Nav Aviation Nav Av Museum Fdn Ret. Officers Assn Highest personal decoration or award: Significant Achievements: 5,800 Navy hrs. Past Pres. of Broward City Chap. of Ret. Offic- ers Assn & now on Board of Dir. Plank owner, U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. In Memoriam? No..." [28NOV2005]

WICKELL, AM1 Glen "Huck" Retired glenhuckwickell@gmail.com "...I served with VP-16 (1981-1985), HC-16 (1985-1989), USS Lexington (1990-1991, VAW-116 aboard the USS Ranger (1991), NRC NAS Pensacola, Florida (1991-1992), VP-94 (1996-2004) and VR-54 (2004-2007)..." [E-Mail/BIO Updated 29JAN2018 | 29JUL2003]

WILDE, John john.wilde@navy.mil "...I served with VP-6, VP-31, VP-94 and VP-67. I'm interested in hearing from any Shipmates out there..." [E-Mail Updated 30DEC2010 | 26DEC2001]

WILKINSON, AWC Jim Retired pinwud67@hotmail.com "...I served in VP-94, VP-64, NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and Reserve ASW Training Center. I am trying to locate a few old friends: AW? Paul Bechtloff, AW? Rick Howard, AW? Buddy Woelke, and CDR Dave Cowart (RET)..." [04MAR2002]

WISE, Glenn scorp1@siu.edu "...I was in VP-6 from 1989-Decom, I was the last AW in VP-6. I am currently in the reserves attached to VP-94 Crawfishers aboard NAS New Orleans, Louisiana. I am about to graduate college with as B.S in Aviation Management and my Commercial/Multi-Engine Pilots License. Remember the kicking parties in Ewa Beach!! Anyway Im still in touch w/ a few guys from the old days, drop me a line..." [30SEP99]

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