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ADAMS, Wayne squattingduck@amerion.com "...I served with VR-8 from 1959 to 1961..." [19FEB2009]

Memorial Picture "...APLING, AEC Jerome Douglas...My late husband, Jerome Douglas APLING, proudly served in the U. S. Navy and was Honorably discharged July 9, 1956. He served aboard NAS Seattle, Washington, VR-8, VR-7, COMPRON-3 (VC-3), VF-11 (NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, Florida) and NATTC (NAS Jacksonville, Florida). Jerome was awarded the Good Contact Medal (5th), American Theatre, Asiatic-Pacific, American Defense, World War II Victory Medal, Presidential Testimonial, Navy Unit Commendation Insignia and National Defense Medal..." Contributed by Gene Apling oahugene@gmail.com [07DEC2012]


BIGGS, Jack bigpop@q.com "...I served with VR-8 from 1965 t0 1967 assigned to Quality Control. Division Officer's were LCDR R. T. Marrion and LT J. C. Talley..." [29APR2011]

BIGNALL, Kerry R. (No Internet Access) "...My first duty station out of boot camp was on USS Hancock CVA-19, a Navy aircraft carrier, which was doing a six-month tour in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of South Vietnam. In February 1964 I was assigned to NATTC, Memphis, TN. In June 1964 I was transferred to VP-30 Det Alpha in NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. I arrived at NAS Moffett Field, California February 9,1966 and was immediately transferred to VR-8. From Feb 1967 to June 1967 I was in training (20 weeks total) at VP-31 Det Noris on P2V-5 aircraft. On 17th June 1967 I was transferred to VO-67 (OBSERVATION Squadron 67) Pacific Fleet Alameda..." WebSite: http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/runway/9601/vo67.html [06APR2002]

BONDS, AE3 Melvin A. Jr. mabonds2@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VW-1 (1958-1960) VR-8 (1960-1962)..." [01DEC2010]

BULL, CAPTAIN Norman S. Retired marthanorm@gmail.com "...I served with VR-8 (1950-1952) at Hickum AFB, Hawaii. I remember that from time-to-time a PB-1W from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii (VW-1) would be parked in front of the MATS terminal at Hickum. I saw my first WV-2 at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (FAETUPAC) in 1955 enroute to VQ-1 at NS Sangley Point, Philippines. Ultimately served as P4M-1Q Aircraft Commander flying out of NAS Iwakuni, Japan. Attended AEWBarRonPac in 1962 and again served as aircraft commander in VQ-1 (1963-1965) flying the EC-121M out of NAS Atsugi, Japan and all those other places. In 1970-71 served as CO/XO of VW-1, NAS Agana, Guam, etc. Retired 1978. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 28MAR2014 | E-Mail Updated 28SEP2002 | 16JUL98]


CARTER, ADR3 Harold jlbshreading2000@yahoo.com "...I served with VR-8 from November 1960 to January 1961, VR-7 January 1961 to July 1963, and VS-23 from July 1963 to August 1964. I know the whereabouts of W. Cronas, R Mecham, and C. Gresley..." [04MAR2003]

CROSBY, Bruce bruce2edie@aol.com "...I served with VR-8 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1960 to 1962..." [08AUG2010]


DEITCHMAN, CAPT Vincent https://naval-air.org/flightlog/moreinfo.asp?UID=128 "...CAPT Vincent Deitchman, USN - NFL Number: 128 - Date of Birth: 5/18/1921 - Date In: 6/23/1941 - Date Out: 10/1/1967 - City, State: Los Altos, CA - School Attended: Rockhurst College - Aircraft Flown: R3Y, JRM, PB2Y, P2V, C-130 - Ship or Unit: Naval Air Test Ctr - VR-8, CO and VP-9, CO - Pilot Desg.: Patrol Plane Cdr - Theaters, Campaigns, etc.: WWII Pac,Kor,Viet. - Associations/Service Organizations: Ret. Officers Assn NatlAssnUniformedSer Nav Av Museum Fdn - Highest personal decoration or award: USAF Commend. Medal - Significant Achievements: 11,511 Navy flight hours. U.S. Naval Test Pilot School Class #12. In Memoriam? No..." [08DEC2005]

Memorial Picture "...DeLORENZO, CAPTAIN Frank L...1914-2011 VPB-4 1945 - Captain DeLorenzo passed away on May 27, 2011. He was 96 Years old. Known as "DeLo" to his many friends, he was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 1 August, 1914. He graduated from Marquette University with B.S. and J.D. degrees in 1939. While in Law School there he was a contributor to, and on the staff of, the Marquette Law Review. He came to NAS Pensacola, Florida later in 1939 and entered flight training as an Aviation Cadet in class 130-C. He received his wings from Adm. A.C. Read, the first man to fly the Atlantic Ocean. DeLo was commissioned as an Ensign in May of 1940. He was designated Naval Aviator Number 6449. His first assignment was to VP-12, flying PBY CATALINA's out of NAS North Island, San Diego, California. He was later ordered to VP-13 and flew the four engine PB2Y CORONADO seaplane throughout the Pacific during WW II. He was extremely proud to have been one of the pilots that flew Admiral Chester Nimitz to Honolulu on Christmas Day, 1941 in order for him to become the new Chief of all Naval Forces in the Pacific, early in WW II. DeLo was the last surviving pilot of that crew. Captain DeLorenzo also flew in the strikes on Wake Island, Kwajalein, Eniwetok and Saipan during the Marshall and Gilbert campaigns and was awarded the Air Medal with four gold stars. Later during WW II he flew patrols out of NAS Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, Eniwetok and NAS Tanapag Harbor, Saipan, Marianas Islands and his squadron finally returned to the U.S. in December of 1944. After the cessation of WWII hostilities he was assigned to the Naval Air Transport Service (NATS) and was a plane commander in R5D aircraft while attached to VR-12 and VR-8 in Honolulu. VR-8 flew the route from NAS Oakland, California. To NAS Agana, Guam in the Marianas. He returned to NAS Pensacola, Florida in 1948 and was assigned as Senior Aircraft Engines Instructor in the Naval School of Pre-Flight. It was during this tour that he and his wife, Helen, met many prominent and "old" NAS Pensacola, Florida families that would bring them back to Pensacola where they would happily retire!! After that he was assigned to the Staff of the Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Fleet in NAS Norfolk, Virginia where he was associated with various NATO Naval exercises that took him to England, Scotland and Norway. In 1953 and 1954 he commanded VP-34, flying PBM-5's out of NAS Trinidad, British West Indies. Under his command, the squadron won the Fleet Battle Efficiency Pennant marking it as the best patrol squadron in the Atlantic Fleet! He returned to NAS Pensacola, Florida once again, later in 1954 and served as the Administrative Officer of the Naval Air Station until 1956 when he was ordered to the attack carrier USS KEARSARGE (CVA-33) as Operations Officer and later as Executive Officer, with the carrier operating in the Western Pacific. Prior to reporting to the KEARSARGE he carrier qualified in SNJ's aboard USS SAIPAN. He was next assigned to the Senior Naval War College in Newport, R.I. where he was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1959. Upon graduation from War College he was assigned as the Missile and Satellite Range Operations Officer of the Pacific Missile Range at NAS Point Mugu, California where he was associated with numerous early space projects. His next assignment was to recommission and Command a ship, the fleet oiler, USS KENNEBEC (AO-36) in Brooklyn, NY. After transiting the Panama Canal and operating in the Pacific Fleet, he was detached from KENNEBEC in 1962 and reported as Chief of Staff to the Commander Middle East Force operating out of Bahrain Island in the Persian Gulf. In that capacity he traveled all throughout the Middle East in several small seaplane tender known as the "LITTLE WHITE FLEET" and met many Heads of State including the late Shah of Iran and the Rulers of Kuwait, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, and Dubai. His next two assignments were as Commanding Officer of the NAS Corpus Christi, Texas from 1964 to 1966 and Commanding Officer of the Headquarters Support Activity, Taipei, Taiwan in the Republic of China from 1966 to 1968. He was also Chief of Staff to the Commandant, Twelfth Naval District in San Francisco where he and His family lived in beautiful Government Quarters on the top of Yerba Buena Island in the center of San Francisco Bay where the two sections of the Bay Bridge are anchored. He was an avid golfer and a long time member of the Pensacola Country Club and a past member of the Board of Directors of the PCC. During his golfing career DeLo was credited with four "holes in one". He was one of the original founders of the Ex-Aviation Cadet Organization and EMCEE'd many of its Reunions. He was an active and ardent supporter of the National Museum of Naval Aviation and Alzheimer's research and support activities. In addition to his Air Medals, he was awarded numerous Campaign Medals as well as the Army Commendation Medal and the Joint Service Commendation Medal. He retired in 1970 after accumulating 6000 plus flight hours and completing 31 continuous years of active duty in the Navy. He was pre-deceased by his dear and lovely wife of 60 years, Helen Baker DeLorenzo. He is survived by his son, Tony, and daughter in law, Linda Binion DeLorenzo, a grandson, Tony, Jr. and wife, Faith, and great granddaughters, Lily and Ceili. Memorials may be made to the Nat'l Museum of Naval Aviation, 1750 Radford Blvd, Ste C, NAS Pensacola, FL 32508 or Covenant Hospice, 5401 N 12th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32504 or to St. John Catholic Church, 303 So. Navy Blvd. Pensacola, Fl. 32507. He was buried at Barrancas National Cemetery. Oak Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements..." Contributed by Larry Hames (VP-4 Veterans Assn Database Manager) database@vp4association.com [15AUG2011]


ELLIS, SM1 Carl G. Retired blkshoe@safelink.net "...I served with FASRON-114 from Feburary 1958 through February 1959 (I was an AN driving one of the gas trucks and refueled VP-22 aircraft), ATU-101 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, ATU-800 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas and made a deployment with VS-37 aboard the USS Philippine Sea CVS-47. While at NAS Kodiak, Alaska I managed to change my rate from AN to SN. February 1959 I was transfered to VR-8, then convinced the powers that be to get me to sea where sailors belong. I caught the USS Midway CVA-41, rode her for 5 1/2 yrs, left as an SM2, went to shore duty at NAS Alameda, California, then to the APL-5 at DaNang RVN, USS Edson DD-946 and finally the USS Oriskany CVA-34. While serving aboard the USS Oriskany CVA-34 I ran across WO Jim Posey who was a ABC when we served with FASRON-114. I retired in 72 as a SM1..." [26JUN2007]


FLEMING, AMH2 James flemingjjim@gmail.com "...I served with VR-7 and VR-8 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1959 to 1962. I flew as a crew member on the C-121 while assigned to MATS - good duty. I am looking for Robert Wolfe and his wife Mary..." [18FEB2011]

FOWLER, AD3 Karll karode1@att.net "...I served with VJ-61 at NAS Miramar, California, VR-8 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii and FASRON-110 (06/1954-03/1955). I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [16NOV2013]

GANDSEY, Lawrence "Larry" lpjgandsey@earthlink.net "...I served with VB-132 stationed in NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco February 1944. The Squadron consisted of 15 PV-1 Vega Venturas. I was born in Minnesota moved to California and now lives in Oregon. I enlisted in the US Navy on Dec 8, 1942 in Los Angeles and did boot camp in Farragut, Idaho (lots of snow). I went to Aviation Machinist school in NAS Norman, Oklahoma and then to Lockeed Aircraft Co. in Burbank CA for training on the PV-1. I was an was AMM3/c after school in NAS Norman, Oklahoma. I was sent to Pier 92 in New York to await orders to a duty station. I went from NAS Norfolk, Virginia to Casablanca, North Africa aboard the Seaplane Tender USS Albemarle (AV-5) as a passenger. The trip from Casablanca to NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco took about a 6 or 7 hours in the back of a Navy 8 by 8 truck. Not a very comfortable ride. I arrived at the air base some time in late Jan.1944. My orders was a replacement of a flight crew member VB-132 and he served as the FE, tail gunner and radar operator of the crew of five. A pilot, co-pilot, Ordnance man, and Radioman made up the balance of the crew. The Ordnanceman was the turret gunner, and the Radioman handled communications. The squadron moved to NAAF Agadir, French Morocco in November 1944 to train the Free French how to fly and maintain the aircraft. The planes were given to them by the USA and after this training stint, I came back to the states and was stationed at NAS Floyd Bennett Field, New York. After VE Day he went back to NAS Norman, Oklahoma for additional training on the Jet aircraft engines that were being designed. After VJ Day I went to NAS Memphis, Tennessee for more training. I then spent time at the NAS North Island, San Diego, California. During most of 1947 he was at the NAF Litchfield Park, Arizona, putting surplus aircraft into "Moth Balls" (storage). Arizona had a nice dry and hot climate that helped prevent deterioration of the aircraft. His next station was in VR-8 at John Rodgers Field in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. My enlistment was about up when VR-8 was sent to Germany for the Berlin Airlift. It was temporary duty with no dependents allowed so I decided not to re-enlist. I was Honorably Discharged in San Francisco, CA on Dec 6, 1948. I was only on board a Naval ship for 15 days of his six year enlistment, nine days aboard the USS Albemarle (AV-5) going to North Africa and five days aboard the USS Thomas Jefferson returning from Honolulu to San Francisco, both times I was a passenger. My only so called Sea Duty was in North Africa and in Hawaii. As a civilian I worked in the Stained Glass trade for ten years and twenty-two years with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs department (1958-1967) in a Radio Car and (1967-1976) in Narcotics and (1976 to 1980) in Homicide. I has been retired for twenty-six years..." WebSite: http://www.portlyautey.com/Gandsey.htm [BIO Updated 21APR2007 | 20APR2007]

GEBIG, AE3 Don dondon1946@verizon.net "...I served with VR-22 at NAS Norfolk, Virginia (1965) and VR-8 (1966). I was the Electrical Shop Field Electrician then moved over to Bench Check and Repair. AE1 P.E. White, Chief Red Dog and Chief Hernandez are some names I remember. I was treated as a grown man even though some of us were only 18. It wasn't a bad way to grow up. I loved working on the C-130's. I never was denied Cinderella Liberty to take training flight back East for the weekend..." [22MAY2009]

GIBSON, Don Dong810964@aol.com "...Joined the Navy in 1956 and after "A" school was assigned to NAF Annapolis, Maryland and had my first Navy flight in an N3N. This was a Biplane with 2 open cockpits mounted on floats. After this tour I went to VP-44 and fleww on P5M's. Then to VP-9 and crewman on P2V-7's. Next I taught power plants on th C121 "Super Connies" at VR-8. I then spent 2 years at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, then a short time in VS-39 flying the Radar seat in S2'S. After VS-39 I spent six years at NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee. If you went thru NATTC in 1970/71 I was the Chief that did the 3 hour Base Introduction at he Base Theater. I retired in 75..." [17FEB99]

GIESSMAN, ADRC George R. Retired jmgiess@gate.net "...Served with VR-7 & VR-8 from 1955-60; AEWRARRONPAC 1960-64; NASG Lynco 1964-67; VQ-1 1967-69; VW-4 1969-70; NASG Lynco 1970-75. Flight Engineer last 12 yrs of my career. Like to hear from Shipmates who flew those times. Anyone know where Ed Yarga is. Last heard was flying flight engineer for Japan Airlines. Thanks..." [29JUL98]

GLASGOW, PNCS John A. Retired sundeviljohn@cox.net "...When VR-8 went to Berlin, if I remember, they were the Detachment and the few (including me) that stayed at Hickam was still just VR-8 - not detachment. However, everything I read says the Berlin Group was the command and those at Hickam was the Detchment. I remember playing on the basketball team that won the Pacific Divison Tournament - either late 1948 or late 1949. I left VR-8 in May 1950..." [24FEB2008]


HENTZ, Jerry Retired janjer2@sbcglobal.net "...I served with VW-3 NAS Agana, Guam from 1952 to 1972, VP-4 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington (deployed to NAF Naha, Okinawa, Japan) - VR-7 and VR-8 NAS Moffett Field, California, AIMD NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, VT-28 NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, and USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2 SD.CA./Vietnam). Retired from NAS North Island, San Diego, California (AIMD) 1972. I had a lot of great friends for that 20 years and only stayed in touch with a few. I would love to talk to any and all former Shipmates..." [E-Mail Updated 07JUN2004 | Bio Updated 25MAY98 | 27FEB98]

HUNTER, AXCS(AC) George Retired georgehunter@email.msn.com "...1957-1959 VP-50, (P5M-2's) AEAN-AE3 NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, deployment to Iwakuni. 1960-1965 VF-193 and VR-8, AE2, NAS Moffett Field, California. 1965/66 Changed rate, Several schools NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee, on to VP-17, 1966/1968 (SP2H) NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, Deployments Iwakuni, NS Sangley Point, Philippines, detachments Saigon/Cam Ranh Bay. IFT/Jez op. Mostly crew 2. 1968/1969 AVIB School NAS Memphis, Tennessee, AX1/AXC.(AC) 1969/1970 VP-23 NAS Brunswick, Maine 1970 Instructor Training, NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee 1970/1973 NAMTD 1012 NAS Moffett Field, California, (P3C IT and SS3 inst., Phase Chief, AXCS(AC) 1973 AVB School, NATTC NAS Memphis, Tennessee 1973/1975 VP-1,(P-3C) NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. AV/ARM Division Chief Retired Sept. 1975..." [05NOV98]


INGALLS, ABEC Billy E. Retired pilabrahjo@gmail.com "...Took my boots in NAS North Island, San Diego, California left there in December 1947. My first duty station was NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. At ford Island I was assigned to operations and worked in the control tower. When NAS Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was closed I went to VR-8 at Hickam Field and flew as a flight attendant until 1952. From there I went to VR-5 at NAS Moffett Field, California. Was transfered to NAS Hutchinson, Kansas all so in 1952, there I was moved over to Newton, Ks an outlying field. In 1955 I went aboard the USS Lexington and was in charge of the #3 arresting wire landing gear. From there I went to AirBarSRon-2 at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1956. In 1959 I went aboard the USS Ticonderoga and was in charge of the Port Catapult. In 1960 I was transfered NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida and PO in charge of the North Field all so was TAD as manager of the EM Club. 1963 I went aboard the USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63 and made a few cruises to Vetnam in the V2 divison. I ended my time in the Navy on October 1967 off of the USS Kitty!..." [26AUG2010]


KINGSLAND, Arthur J. funtime@dave-world.net "...I was in VP-47 in 60-61 and we did have a great time. WE did have afew things happen. Like one of our boats run into a buoy and cart wheel. And good old E. L. Williams, AM1 put it back together. I have a old plack that shows a goose riding a bomb down to the sea from VP-47...Duty 2-1-56 USNR, 2-2-57 Active 2-3-57 VR-8, 1-2-58 VR-7, 1-1-59 USS Norton Sound AVM1, 12-59 VP-47, 1-62 VT-23, 65-66 uss currtuck AV 7 and in 1976 I retired AMH2. I also was in the sea bees for the last 10 years SW2..." [03AUG98]


LYKINS, Jay mrjaykins@gmail.com "...I served with VR-8 from late 1966 until early spring of 1967..." [09OCT2010]


MARTIN, Julius P. (Deceased) C/O His GrandDaughter lindananderson@hotmail.com "...Looking for anyone that knew my Grandfather Julius P. Martin. He served with FAW-14 transferred to VPB-106 for duty in 1945. He also flew with VPB-115, VR-8, VR3, and CNABT NAS Pensacola, Florida before his retirement in Fallon, Nevada..." [18JUN2001]

MISOVIC, ARM1/AL1 Joseph Shipmate Pix aar2iw@warwick.net "...I reported to NATS (Naval Air Transport Service) VR-8 on April 3, 1947. I also served with Bombing Squadron VB-4 on board the USS Franklin (CV-13) the day that she was bombed. Fortunately, I was able to fly off to a mission over Japan in a SB2C Dive Bomber with Pilot LT Czubinsly plus some other members. Not finding our ship (Home) when returning from our mission we had to land on board another Carrier. I lost all my personal possessions on board the USS Franklin (CV-13). Our squadron and its members were never mentioned in any way pertaining to the USS Franklin (CV-13). I also served with VS-26. I am 82 years young. I served in the US Navy for a period of 10 years from 1942 to 1952 on board the USS Yorktown (CV-5) as well as the USS Franklin (CV-13) both in Dive Bombing Squadrons - VB-5 - VB-4 and VA1A. We flew in SBD's, SB2A's and SB2C's. I was Radio Radar Aerial Gunner and mighty proud of it too. Why oh why was our squadron left out of recognition when writing about the USS Franklin (CV-13)..." WebSite: Joseph Misovic [BIO Updated 19OCT2005 | 17OCT2005]

MULLER, Donald dnmllr196@aol.com "...I'AM LOOKING FOR FRIENDS THAT WERE STATIONED IN NAS Kodiak, Alaska 1958-1959 WE WORKED ON #O /OO C-119 AIRCRAFT I WAS A ANAE AT THAT TIME. I THEN WAS TRANSFERED TO VR-8 AT NAS Moffett Field, California IN 1959 THEN WAS TRANSFERED TO VR-7 ON FLIGHT STATIS AS A ANAE LEFT SGD. LATE 1961 XMAS. WOULD LIKE TO FIND OR HEAR FROM FELLOW SAILORS THAT I FLEW WITH..." [BIO Updated 31JUL2010 | BIO Updated 20MAY2009 | 02MAR2003]


O'TOOLE, Donald kismet51@optonline.net "...I served with VR-8 / VR-7 (1951-1953) and FASRON-4 (1954)..." [16MAR2012]


PERRIGIN, Ruford A. shallowsue@yahoo.com "...Trying to see if there's anyone out there who served with (MATS) VR-8, both Hickam and Guam, between 1951 and 1953. My twin brother, Raiford, and I served together. Hope to hear from some of you!..." [10FEB2004]

PHILLIPS, AN Victor D. Shipmate Pix itsdintl@aol.com "...I attended school at NATTC NAS Millington, Tennessee, NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, NATWINGPAC and TDY to VR-8 from 1963 to February 1964 until I left the Navy..." [Updated PIX 06JUL2010 | 05JUL2010]

POCHOP, SMSgt Allan Retired apochop@aol.com "...I attended Boot Camp (C/0 393) at NAS North Island, San Diego, California (07/1958), NAS Norman, Oklahoma (09/1958-12/1958), VT-6 (Plank Owner) at NAS Whiting Field, Milton, Florida (01/1959-07/1960), AEWBarRonPac-MIDET (07/1960-05/1962) at NAF Port Lyautey, Morocco, VR-8 (09/1962-09/1963) at NAS Moffett Field, California, VR-21G4, VR-55 (Plank Owner) (09/1963-09/1966), Air National Guard at Hayward, CA, USCGR-Recuriter at San Jose, CA., USAFR at Travis AFB, CA. and retired 07/1988..." [18JUL2011]


Memorial Picture "...RAY, CDR Willard Douglas "Doug"...CDR Willard Douglas "Doug" Ray passed away November 25th, 2011 in Creston, IA. Cdr Ray served with VR-8, VR-7, VP-6, VP-46, Naval Missile Center (NMC), VR-30. Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the First Christian Church. The Rev. Merlin Wilkins and the Rev. Dianna Clark will officiate. Inurnment will be in Graceland Cemetery with military honors. There will be no public viewing..." [30NOV2011]

REED, CPO Donald D. Retired c/o Robbie Motter rmotter@aol.com "...I served with VR-21 and VR-8 and now live in Southern CA. I will turn 91 on July 25th! I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [28JUN2012]

REEVES, Joseph S. josephreeves@ymail.com "...I was a NATS/MATS Pilot (1947-1961) and retired in 1967. I was on the Berlin Airlift with VR-8. I flew R5Ds, R6Ds and R7Vs. I spent 23 years on active duty as a USNR..." [30APR2012]

RICKEL, AFCM Don Retired retp3fe@suscom-maine.net "...I served with VR-8 from 1964 to 1967, VP-31 Det Alpha in 1967, Crazy Cats in 1967, VP-30 in 1968, VP-101 from 1968 to 1972, NAS Brunswick, Maine AIMD from 1972 to 1975, VP-8 from 1975 to 1980, CPW-5 from 1980 to 1883: SEA in 1983, VP-11 from 1983 to 1985 and NAS Brunswick, Maine from 1985 to 1992. I can't seem to leave NAS Brunswick, Maine so starting working for Public Works in the Environmental Division in 1993. Nothing better then my years in the U.S. Navy especially the VP community..." [E-Mail Updated 24FEB2010 | 01DEC2000]


SATTERFIELD, AE2 Donald L. sattdon@aol.com "...Served with VP-31 in 1967 and 1968. I got out of the Navy on Jan 24th 1968. My rate was AE-2. I came to VP-31 from across the hangar from VR-8 when VR-8 disbanded. It sure makes me feel good to see the P-3 and the C-130's fly today and know I was working on some simular in the 60's. I loved the C-130 it was a great Aircraft and still is. I flew as a crew member on the P-3 but never really like the plane. The main reason not many people got out of them when they went down. Still a great Bird. I live in Jacksonville, FL. now. I enjoyed the years in the Navy and wouldn't take anything for them. Was on the USS Oriskany in 1965 when we went to Vietnam with VA-152. Hope everyone likes my in puts take care and have a great day..." [BIO Updated 07MAR2009 | E-Mail/BIO Updated 07JUN2008 | BIO Updated 11FEB2004 | 31AUG97]

STEES, ADJ2 Frank E. Jr. festees@ida.net "...I served with the Naval Weapons Facility, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque New Mexico (11/1960-05/1962, VF-91 at NAS Miramar, California aboard the USS Ranger (CV-61) (07/1962-06/1963), VF-162 at NAS Miramar, California aboard the USS Oriskany (CV-34) (05/1964-07/1965) and VR-8 at NAS Moffett Field, California (11/1965-11/1967 (disestablishment) in Power Plants shop..." [24OCT2011]


TREADWAY, AMS3 L. W. waynet@eastex.net "...I served with VR-8 at NAS Moffett Field, California from 1964 to 1967. I would like to hear from former Shipmates..." [30SEP2009]


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