VP-5 Squadron Shipmates
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BARKER, AMCS David Retired dbarker6636@charter.net "...I served with VC-61, VJ-61, VP-61, VP-47, ATU-401, VW-13, VP-11 (August 1957 to February 1958), VT-7, VP-44, VP-50 (1969 to 1971) and retired in 1971. I am having trouble confirming that while serving we VP-50 - I was at NAF Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam while we were in the Philippines. I was the one that got the plywood to remodel the Beer Mess for a case of beer. I hope someone will remember. I was the Senor Chief in QA..." [BIO Updated 03JAN2010 | 11MAY2006]

CLUNAN, AT1 James A. clunanjames8@gmail.com "...I served with FASRON-117 (1951-1953) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii with a detachment to NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (PBM) and Dillingham gun range. A few Shipmate names are AO1 Krebs, AT2 Kaphammer, AOAN Heifner, AO3 Fox and AOAN Carson. I left the Navy in July 1953 and re-enlisted in 1961 and reported to AEWBarRonPac (1961-12/1964) and loved flying the "Willy Victors," AT "A" School Instructor (1968), VP-8 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (Shop Supervisor) and a deployment to NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, NAS Memphis, Tennessee (1970) as an Instructor, VA-34 (1973) and VT-7 (1978). I retired from Litton Industries in 1995 the U. S. Census Bureau in 2010. Now looking for new career!..." [22JUL2011]

DELANEY, AMHC Richard Retired richard.m.delaney@navy.mil "...I served with VP-49 from 1963 to 1965, VP-6 from 1965 to 1967, VT-27 from 1967 to 1970, Shore Duty from 1967 to 1970, VP-46 from 1970 to 1974, VX-1 from 1974 to 1977, and VXN-8 from 1977 to 1980. I sure miss bounce flights (especially the 35 T.O./LDG 4 Hour Type!). I am still here at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland (25 years now). I would like to hear from (old) Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 13OCT2006 | 13APR99]

FITZGERALD, John E. fitzgerald@pisp.net "...I was in VP-17 from 1980 to 1984 which was the best time of my very short Naval Career. Made the 1980 and 1983 NAS Cubi Point, Philippines deploymnents After VP-17 I went to VT-7 at NAS Meridian, was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and subsequently given a medical retirement. After which I went to school attaining an MS degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling. Would love to hear from anyone who served in VP-17 when I did, and especially you ground pounders. "We the few have done so much,with so little for so long, that we are now qualified to do anything with nothing!" (Sign in Airframes, Circa 1983)...VT-23 NAS Kingsville was my first duty station (77-80) where I spent most of my time in Phase Crew on Mid Check. Then I was off to VP-17 (80-84) where I had some of the best times of my short career. Then I went to VT-7 in NAS Meridian (84-86) where I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and medically retired. I have since lost most of my sight, but I have also managed to attain an associated in Business Administration, a Bachelor's in Human Services Counseling, and a Master's in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and am job hunting..." [BIO Updated 15AUG2000 | 28JUN2000]

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

LAFFOON, Charles ;gunit@aol.com "...I served with VT-7, VT-9, and VT-19 from 1968 through 1972..." [26FEB2003]

MUELLER, Wallace "Wally" wjmueller67@gmail.com "...I served with VT-7 (08/1965-09/1967) at NAAS Meridian, VP-8 (09/1967-06/1969) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland..." [26OCT2017]

NABORS, AVCM Bill nabdan@aol.com "...Hi Shipmates. I am finally getting adapted to RETIREMENT. Doris and I are doing fine. Just wanted to say to you to keep in the training mode, study the books so you can make rate. Kerry is doing fine has set a wedding date 5 Sept 98 to his high school sweetheart. I miss the people but I haven't missed the job. Home address is 833 Maplewood Dr. Sw., Leeds, Al. 35094. About 10 miles east of Birmingham off of I-20. Keep Smiling someday it will get better. CMC Nov 92-Aug 95. (Served with: VS-41, VT-7, VP-45, HS-7, VA-87, VA-15, VFA-15, VQ-3, NAMTD's AE "A" SCHOOL, VQ-1, VA-174, NAS Keflavik, Iceland, NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VW-1, and HS1...these aren't in order)..." [02MAY98]

NOVAK, AMH Adam A. adamburb1@yahoo.com "...I was served with BTG-7 NAS Millington, Tennessee in June,'58. I was a AMH (Hydraulics Mechanic) who worked on the T2V as well as the T-28. I worked the midnight duty and quartered in those old wooden barracks on the north side. I made the move with the squadron to NAS Kingsville, Texas where we were redesignated as VT-7. The squadron then moved to Meridian, MS but I stayed in NAS Kingsville, Texas with VT-21. I was released from active duty in March of 1962. The T2V was a good aircraft to work on except for the BLC (Boundry Layer Control) slat system, a real devil to rig. Many fond memories..." [26AUG2005]

PATTERSON, AZ2 John W. john-patterson@att.net "...I served with VP-45 (1970-1972) with deployes to NAS Sigonella, Sicily, NS Rota, Spain, NAF Lajes, Azores, Portugal and detachment to NAS Bermuda, NAS China Lake, California, VT-7 at NAS Meridian and VA-46 at NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida aboard the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)..." [10JUL2024]

STIVERS, CPO Dorsie "Ben" Retired dcstivers@comcast.net "...I served with VT-7 (1969-1971) at NAS Meridian, Mississippi, VT-19 (1971), Heavy One (1971-1973), VP-24 (1973-1975) at NAS Jacksonville, Florida, VT-7 (1975-1978) at NAS Meridian, Mississippi, VP-4 (1978-1981) at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VX-1 (1981-1984) at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, VP-49 at NAS Jacksonville, Florida where I made Chief on det to NAS Sigonella, Sicily and retired in 1989. Stayed in aviation, going to work 1992 for US Customs P3s until 2018. Living in Lake City Florida..." [28DEC2020]

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