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Name:
Ralph Papa (ralphpapa@papagallery.com)
Date:7/31/2010 10:25:34 AM
Subject:more input from Bob Hogg on history on VP8 P2V Bur#131410 / Also refer to Guestbook Entry #27 for prior input on this P2V aircraft.
 Re: Buno 131410 Orphan's Clothing ... From: RALPH PAPA ... View Contact To: Robert Lee Hogg Cc: Carolyn Magee Hi Bob, Sorry about that! Took the photos last month outside VP-8's hangar at JAX from over 50 yards away, and to boot, didn't have my reading glasses on when I downloaded it on my MAC. Never noticed the 'VP-5' designation near the tail section. Bob, your suggestion of VP8 adopting P2V #131410 seems very appropriate. Perhaps you can lend some retired naval officer influence and leverage to make it happen. Would be great to have a ceremony at the time of our next reunion with VP8 at JAX in Oct. 2011. And yes! Would love for you to send a good print of this historic P2V. I'll keep it with the Alumni Archives. Also, could you send me that web address of your son-in-law's website with all his awesome Hi Res photographs. Thought I saved the link to my 'Favorites', but could not find it. Always good to hear from you! Ralph From: Robert Lee Hogg To: RALPH PAPA Cc: Carolyn Magee Sent: Fri, July 30, 2010 5:32:32 PM Subject: Buno 131410 Orphan's Clothing Hi Ralph, Your recent photo of 131410 made me realize that in my first email to you, I had described 131410 at LAX as being in orphan's clothing of VP-62. I had in mind an earlier picture that I had seen. Now I realize, I must have seemed foolish, in that, obviously, VP-5 has adopted 131410 and bought her a new dress and name tags. Perhaps, someday a more legitimate parent ( VP-8 ) will give her a new dress will all the ribbons she earned. An Awards Plaque with the VP-8 history of CNO Project "Julie" and Task Group AlFA participation would be nice! ___________________________________ I wish you would have pointed out that 131410 had been adopted and was now representing VP-5. The new picture did! And I appreciate it very much! I printed up beautiful High Resolution 13" x 19" copies of both VP-5 & VP-26 attachments on Canon "Museum Etching" quality Fine Art Paper, using my Canon Pixma Pro9500 MarkII printer. If you would like copies, let me know and I'll send them to you! Best regards, Bob H
 
 
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Name:
LCDR Harrell L. Widener (ewidener@bellsouth.net)
Date:6/27/2010 12:20:51 PM
Subject:Deceased
 My husband was LCDR Harrell L. Widener. He served in VP-8 approximately 1971-1973 in Brunswick Maine. He died at his home, Bainbridge, Georgia March 30, 2010. I would love to talk to anyone who served with him during that time. Thanks, Elizabeth (Liz) Widener
 
 
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Name:
Ralph Papa (artistpapa@bellsouth.net)
Date:6/4/2010 6:36:13 AM
Subject:Message below from Jim Robinson (VP8 Crew 7 1972)
 You've got feedback ... From: "gunrrob@cox.net" ... View Contact To: ralphpapa@papagallery.com New Feedback Hello Ralph Papa, You have received feedback from Mr/Ms Robinson. The following data has been submitted. First name : Jim "Robbie" Last name : Robinson E-mail : gunrrob@cox.net Comments : Great website! However, there is an error on the 1970's crew page. The photo listed as "crew 10" is actually crew 7. The photo was taken in the fall of 1972. Skipper Ed Hansen is far left in the back row. AWC Mike Chinchar is center front row holding our crew mascot: Snoopy. I am second from the left in the front row. The photo labeled "crew 7" is a different crew altogether, but a senior moment keeps me from remembering which one. Thanks again for a terrific website. Robbie Robinson crew 7 Ordie
 
 
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Name:
Ralph Papa (artistpapa@bellsouth.net)
Date:5/10/2010 10:39:49 AM
Subject:re: VP8 Proj. Mercury Recovery Flights in 1959
  Re: "Project Mercury". From: RALPH PAPA View Contact To: Colin Burgess Cc: Robert Lee ; Wayne Meier Hi Colin, Its been a while since we last communicated and hope all's going well with you! Just wanted to share some recent correspondence from Robert Lee Hogg who in 1959 was my pilot on P2V-5F, LC-11 Bur.# 128345. Through the power of the internet, Bob first contacted me a few months ago after he came across the VP8alumni.org website. Thought you'd like to have Mr. Hogg's input on VP8's Mercury recovery flights in 1959. His memory of past and present events is amazing and certainly adds to the descriptions that Wayne 'Whitey' Meier and I provided for your book 'Animals in Space'. Best Regards, Ralph Papa >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ----- Forwarded Message ---- From: Robert Lee Hogg To: RALPH PAPA Sent: Mon, May 10, 2010 6:44:49 AM Subject: Re: "Project Mercury". Hi Ralph, As I remember, we worked with Mercury on a couple of flights. One was on 22 June 1959 in #131495, a 5 hour flight. I'm not sure, but this may have been a "Dry Run Test" As I remember that one was nearly a disaster. There were several reporters/photographers riding with us. They all wanted to be in the bow station. I had no idea how many were up there! I figured that the our crewman would control his territory, but it must have gotten out of control! One of the reporters broke the coax cable to one of the little TV like dipole antennae (there was one on each side of the bow) that had been installed for the special frequency homing system. We lost signal and were pretty screwed up! They had announced reentry had commenced and that we should be alert! With out the homing receiver, we were at a disadvantage. So the best we could do was assign everyone quadrants to scan at high altitudes. Hoping someone would see it, so we could save face. Someone spotted the red and white parachute coming down off to port, we altered course, reported it. With jets lit and 240 kts we tried to get there first, but Lt Bob Wunderlich's crew got there first. The problem that we had, was never mentioned, since we were on top nearly as soon as anyone else. ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... The second flight on 4 December 1959 was in our Crew 11 aircraft #128345 and was 7.0 hours long. There must have been a long setup preparation time before the launch. This time we were taking no chances with a screw-up! If you will notice from the Flight Log Book, on the 18th we flight checked the "Sarah Beacon", that was the receiver. On the 19th, we checked it with NASA's test beacon. Now we were ready! We did fly five flights before the Mercury Shot. I'll bet that I made serveral warnings about being careful around that "Sarah" system! As it turned out once again, we were the north positioned aircraft. However, this time, we got an early lock-on the capsule's beacon and homed in to arrive as it slashed down! We stuck around while they picked up the capsule and had it safely aboard. / Bob Hogg
 
 
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Name:
Ralph Papa (artistpapa@bellsouth.net)
Date:5/6/2010 11:14:24 PM
Subject:E-mail from Cdr. Sean Liedman; VP8 C.O. 2009 and 2010 to Carolyn Magee; VP8 Alumni Assoc./Editor
 *CDR Sean Liedman (I had sent him a thank you email) It was my pleasure, and I'm happy we finally had the opportunity to meet. Our new XO, CDR Chris Flaherty, will arrive in three weeks, and I will be sure to have a discussion with him about supporting the Reunion planned for Jax for the fall of '11; I think that should be a good opportunity to showcase the Alumni Association with our younger folk. I'll keep in touch as I move on as well. Sincerely, Sean
 
 
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Name:
Ralph Papa (artistpapa@bellsouth.net)
Date:5/6/2010 11:10:01 PM
Subject:e-mail from Capt. Bob Dishman; VP8 C.O. 2004 and 2005 to Carolyn Magee; VP8 Alumni Assoc. Editor
 *Capt. Bob Dishman--It is actually you and all the members of the Alumni Association that deserve the recognition. I can't tell you how rewarding it was for us to be able to connect the current squadron with its rich heritage. Appreciate all you have done to keep the VP-8 Alumni Association going strong! Bob
 
 
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Name:
Ralph Papa (artistpapa@bellsouth.net)
Date:5/6/2010 11:01:51 PM
Subject:e-mail from Cdr. Pete Garvin; VP8 C.O. 2007 and 2008 to Carolyn Magee; VP* Alumni Edior
 *CDR Pete Garvin to Carolyn Magee (VP8 Alumni Editor)--Thanks for thinking of us! I'm very glad to hear that Skipper Liedman is keeping up the contact with the Alumni Association. Wish I could join the festivities in Florida, but will be on the lookout for future events. We're heading to Whidbey Island next so if something pops up in the Pacific Northwest I'll be there. Take care and please give my absolute best to the Tigers, past and present. Cheers, Pete
 
 
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Name:
Ralph Papa (artistpapa@bellsouth.net)
Date:5/4/2010 6:04:08 PM
Subject:P2V-5F at NAS Jacksonville Aircraft Heritage Park
 The following input was provided by Robert L. Hogg (USN Retired in 1975 formerly Lt. Hogg pilot in VP8 1957 to 1960. Fw: P2V-5F at NAS Jacksonville Aircraft Heritage Park ... From: RALPH PAPA ... View Contact To: Robert Lee Cc: Carolyn Magee ; beth perry 7 Files View Slideshow Download All P-2V (517KB); HR (501KB); VP-8 (1072KB); Task (893KB); VP (6147KB); Crew (6147KB); VP-62 (113KB) Hi Bob, Thanks for the additional history on 'your' LC-5 / P2V-5f #131410. To record this history, I'll enter this email from you into our 'Guestbook' on VP8alumni.org. Glad that I took that photo of 131410 when I visited NAS Jax for the VP8 Change of Command. Thanks for the great input. Ralph ----- Forwarded Message ---- From: Robert Lee Hogg To: RALPH PAPA Sent: Tue, May 4, 2010 8:12:21 AM Subject: P2V-5F at NAS Jacksonville Aircraft Heritage Park ................................................................................................................................................... .............................................................................................................,..........................................,..............................................,................................. Hi Ralph, I finally got around to looking up the history of how the P2V-5F (Bur.No.131410) got to Aircraft Heritage Park! How it ever survived to end up at the door step of it's parent squadron, without their slightest knowledge of it's relevance to their proud history, is a real mystery! My Buddhist friends in Vietnam had always told me that I had the greatest Karma looking after me, that they had ever seen! Maybe some of it rubbed off on P2V #131410. It waited in all it's glory until we met again! It is almost an unimaginable occurrence, that one airframe out of all that Lockheed produced, could find it's way from such a unique assignment with VP-8, onto it's pedestal at NAS Jacksonville in the orphan's clothing of Reserve Squadron VP-62. It looks like #131410 went directly from VP-8 to VP-5 and then to VP-62. I wonder if the old ASA -13 DRT table could possible still be in the plane? That would really be wild! ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................,.................,..................,...............................,..................................... After you read my flight log book, you'll grasp the history this airplane played in initiating an evolution into the new world of VP ASW. I think you'll agree that it should be given the respect that it deserves. This airplane supported both "CNO Project Julie" and TASK GROUP ALFA (circa 1957 - 1960). As a matter of fact, a demo magnetic training tape made by Ensign Mel Elbaum and Crew 5 was played for RADM Thach on a visit to NAS Quonset Point in 1957. Soon after that, he was assigned the USS Valley Forge as his Flag Ship. VP-8 was assigned as a component of his task group and was moved to NAF Chincoteague, Va. So many sonobuoy's and pdc's (practice depth charges) where used, that a huge industrial completion for new designs and cost reduction took place. This resulted in a great improvement in both passive and active buoy development. A big copper shielded cage was built in VP-8's hanger at Chincoteague and an expensive "MAD Expert" was provided to rework every MAD system in the squadron. I'm not sure that this helped! .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. VP-8 contributed much more. Many new tactics were developed and past on to the fleet. Off-set buoy bombing and means for elliptical plotting were developed. The FASRON Facility at Chincoteague produced the elliptical plotters which we shared with other patrol squadrons. We had to extend the face of the MAD records to read out sound patterns for echo returns. Tape Recorders were installed with switching boxes to control audio inputs. Additional aft station storage or sonobuoy's, smoke's and pdc's were required. Airspeed / Compass driven DRT tables were installed. One was bummed from VX-6, before we left NAS Quonset Pt. I could go on, but my purpose here is to make a point that VP-8 played a significant part at a time when VP ASW was challenged the arrival of he Russian Nuclear Submarine Fleet.
 
 
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Name:
Ralph Papa (artistpapa@bellsouth.net)
Date:5/1/2010 7:31:15 AM
Subject:Input from Robert L. Hogg (Lt.Cdr. ret.) re: VP8 tour 6-3-57 to 6-20-60
 From: Robert Lee Hogg To: RALPH PAPA Sent: Sat, May 1, 2010 6:07:52 AM Subject: Flight Log book on CD Rom ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................,.......................................,......................................, ..............I have digitally scanned my Flight Log Book for all the months that I was in VP-8. I will burn the data to a CD ROM (85 MB's) and send it to you. I was in VP-8 for 45 months. I flew 23 months in P2V Bureau #131410 from 3 June 1957 to 7 April 1959. I haven't added it up, but it must be around 800 hours in that plane. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................,......................................................................,......................................................,............,............. ......It was assigned to us for modification for an assigned "CNO Project Julie" . Therefore, we managed to keep it as our crew aircraft as we moved to NAF Chincoteague 15 march 1958 and to Breeze Point, NAS Norfolk 9 March 1959.. I think we transitioned to new SP-2E Julie/Jezebel ASW factory installed systems in April. It was at this time that I moved up to PPC with my own Crew 11 and was no longer basically a Tacco! I had spent three years functioning as a Julie Tactical Officer in an agreement with Capt Nasworthy. When Capt Nasworthy became the C.O. of VP-8, he called me into his office and proposed an agreement with me. We were in the middle of the CNO "Project Julie" tactic development for fleet operations and he wanted to finish it with first class acceptance. So he asked me if I would accept remaining as Julie navigator / tactics officer on the crew for a third year, in extension to the normal two year tour for Naval Pilot progress to co-pilot / PPC status. In return, he promised to insure that I received all the required PPC flight training hours and would get designated on time, in accordance with regulations. Also, the squadron was due to get new aircraft when we moved to Norfolk. These would have all new factory Julie / Jezebel installed equipment. He promised that when these planes arrived, I could inspect them and have first choice of which one I wanted. He would take my second choice! He lived up to both promises. I was designated PPC on 17 February 1959 and the new planes arrived in Norfolk in April 1959. I picked out my plane #128345, they painted my name on it and I was a PPC with crew ready to go! ...............................................................................................................................................,.......................................,.........................................................,......................................................... ,......................................................... ,..............................................................I had a year to fly as PPC with VP-8 before I departed, on 21 June 1960, for my next duty assignment. We were on deployment in Argentia. I had received orders for 3 year Engineering Electronics Master Degree at the U.S Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. Years later it was redesignated as MS Computer Science. As I look back, I would bet that I am the only Navy Pilot that had to spend three years functioning as a Tacco in order to get to be an ASW PPC. I now live about 10 miles from Dana Point, CA. It is named after Richard Dana, who wrote a classic book, "Two Years Before the Mast" about serving aboard a merchant sailing ship that was skinning wild pony's and throwing their hid's over the cliffs here at what's now Dana Pt. Perhaps, I should write a story about "Three Years Before the Wing Beam" about listening to pilots yelling "Mark on Top, Now, Now, Now" and ordering PDC's and smokes to be thrown out a window at evading submarines! Bob H.
 
 
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Name:
Ralph Papa (artistpapa@bellsouth.net)
Date:4/29/2010 9:02:19 AM
Subject:Listing of VP8 Officers 1955-1957 from John W Jamison
 The following list of VP8 Officers (1955-57) was received by Ralph Papa from Robert L. Hogg on 4-29-2010: A BIT OF HISTORY: "...Below is a list of officers who served with me in VP-8 1955-57, along with their rank at the time. Some names may be missing. I would appreciate any additions or corrections, and I would enjoy hearing from anyone who served with me then. I have a few current mailing addresses and would like to have more. Asterisks indicate those men who are believed to be deceased..." Contributed by JAMISON, John W. pinstride@aol.com [16APR2001] .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Bergstrom, Kenneth I., ENS Biggs, R. W., W-1 Bogosian*, A. E. (Ed), LCDR Bowers, Robert W. (Bob), LTJG Boyer, WIlliam E., LTJG Brescia, Louis, LTJG Brogden, William H. (Hoyt), LTJG Brown, J. R., ENS, (female admin officer) Burnett , Louis R., CDR Cote, Paul E., LTJG Dassler, Edward M., LT DeMontebello, G., ENS DiCarlo, Vincent A., LTJG DiNatale, A. F. (Skip), ENS Dobbs, Al, LTJG Doyle*, Thurlow G. ("T"), CDR Fiene, Donald F. (Don), LTJG Gardemal, Robert G., LCDR Gaskin, Richard G., LT Hart, Robert L., LTJG Hebert, E. P., LT Hogg, R. L., ENS Holmbeck, Glenn E., ENS Huber, Robert L. (Bob), LCDR Huffman, Charles (Charlie), LT Hughes, Ronald E., LTJG Jamison, John W., LTJG Josephson, J. V. (Joe), LT Keating, John A., LCDR Kinch, R. G., ENS Kroszner*, Rudolf J. (Rudy), LTJG Kucyk, Peter M., LTJG Larson*, Conrad S. (Connie), LCDR Law, Frederick H., LTJG Levenson, Lee, LTJG Lynch, Thomas, LTJG McCalla, John, LT McDowell, Curtis G., LTJG McFawn, Lawrence (Larry), LCDR McGinnis, B. J., LT Meleski, D. R., ENS Mitchell, D. F., LTJG Moriarty, Jack O., LTJG Moss, Elmo L, (Len), CDR Newsom, Hugh M., ENS O'Brien, Jr., Thomas L. (Tom), LTJG Pate, J. A. (Jack), LCDR Randall, H. W., LTJG Rapp, Barney, LCDR Resnick, J. H., ENS Reyback, James M. (Jim), LT Richards, D. B., ENS Rodgers, Charles (Chuck), LT Rusch*, John H., LTJG Rushing, Les, LTJG Schuller, Gordon J. (Dutch), LTJG Sesow, Anthony. D. (Tony), LTJG Sharer, Keith W., LT Skomsky, Louis J. (Lou), LTJG Smith, A. J. (Al), LT Stromeyer, A. J., ENS Thomas, William E. (Bill), CDR Tobin, L. A., ENS Townsley, J. W., LTJG Watt, William M., ENS (*) thought to be deceased
 
 
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Name:
Kathi Bily, AN... worked in PR/AME shop (beeleekat@att.net)
Date:3/7/2010 6:41:27 PM
Subject:Wow how cool
 Just found this site. Will download the alumi form & join soon. Was in VP-8 from 85 to 87. Best duty/squadron ever.
 
 
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Name:
Ralph Papa (artistpapa@bellsouth.net)
Date:3/5/2010 8:40:14 PM
Subject:1977 Crew 8 Photo at Lajes, Azores
 Note: Following is an email with a 1977 Crew 8 photo from Don Rickel: Photo has been labeled and uploaded to the VP8Alumni.org website. Ralph Papa >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> From: Don To: RALPH PAPA Sent: Thu, March 4, 2010 5:29:10 PM Subject: Crew Eight Photo Hi Ralph, How are you? Hope you are enjoying the cold weather in Florida ? Here in Maine it has been a balmy winter! The attached photo is Crew 8 during a 77 deployment to Lajes, Azores . You might recognize the church in the background. I don’t know if the photo is too dark? Photo was taken on the flight ramp with the crew in there respective positions and just so happened a P3 was taking off at the time! People in photo are left to right. M. Conant, D. Rickel, A. Winkler, H. Nickel, M. Lines, G. Kelberer, T.C. Adams, M. Eggleston, T. Kratz, G. Howe, J. Phelps, J. Piepkorn, G. Harlow P. McKernan. J. Piepkorn is also on our memorial page as he was on the aircraft that we lost in Poland Springs , ME in 1978. I have the first names but not sure if you add the first names or not? Need to dig out some more photos as I think this will get some VP8ers interested in joining the association? Thanks, Don
 
 
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Name:
Tom Calvert (T_Calvert@msn.com)
Date:2/16/2010 2:44:16 PM
Subject:Looking for former shipmate - AMS3 Mark Harmon
 Good afternoon! I am looking for a former shipmate, that I served in VXN-8 with. His full name is Mark Anthony Harmon, he was an AMS3 in 1979, he drove a 1974 Pontiac LeMans (Light Green in color, with a white vinyl top), and he was originally from York, PA. I have been unable to locate him since he left VXN-8, as I left a few months later, as well. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time! Tom Calvert, former AMS1 USS Enterprise 1975-76, VXN-8 1976-79, VP-91 F/E 1984-90
 
 
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Name:
Ralph Papa (artistpapa@bellsouth.net)
Date:2/13/2010 8:22:37 PM
Subject:Input from Robert L. Hogg (Lt.Cdr. ret.) re: VP8 1958 Scotland Deployment
 Re: Lossiemouth, Scotland Picture. From: Robert Lee Hogg View Contact To: RALPH PAPA Hi Ralph, I think it is me. That's my PPC shaking hands with the Brit. I was a navigator at the time! That was a funny deployment! There was a flu epidemic in Scotland that year. Two days before deploying on a three week operation to Lossiemouth, Scotland, they lined up everone in the Squadron and used an air-injection gun to inoculate them. My crew was on patrol that day and missed getting the shots. The results were that everyone else's immunity was reduced before the benefits of the shots took effect! As a results, when we arrived in Scotland, and within three days, everyone except my crew had the flu! Since everyone else was sick in bed, my crew had to fly the patrols, stand watches in the command center and generally got no sleep! We never did catch the flu. It's a wonder, since we were dead tired for about ten days, until the others recovered! We were billeted in a Hotel right on the ocean front. There were lots of girls running around and they loved the Navy! Before we left, there was a big bag pipe parade. I never saw a town that gave the US Navy such a welcome and goodbye! Thanks for the picture. Bob H. -------Original Message------- From: RALPH PAPA Date: 2/12/2010 12:25:28 PM To: Robert Lee Hogg Subject: Hi Bob Hi Bob, Attached is a photo received last month from Whitey Meier. You mentioned in an earlier email you did a tour to Scotland while with VP8. So, on closely examining the photo from Whitey, I do think that's you on the far right. If so, I'll label it and upload it to our VP8 Alumni photo archives. Hope all's going well! Ralph Note: Photo can viewed by going to our website at www.vp8Alumni.org, then selecting "Photo Archives". then select Photos 1950s (Photo referenced above is at the bottom of the page.
 
 
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Name:
Scott Grant for Robert Umberger Jr. (Pres.) (rumberge@maine.rr.com)
Date:2/8/2010 5:02:42 PM
Subject:Maine Aviation Historicl Society / Maine Air Museum
 From: scott grant To: Larry Smith / lsmith1949@cinci.rr.com Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 9:44 AM Subject: Maine Air Museum Hello I am with the Maine Aviation Historical Society / Maine Air Museum in Bangor Maine... We are working on display that will show the history of the BNAS... We are writing to see if anyone from your group could help us.. We would love to add items to the display. we hope in the future we could get a P3 that would rep the squadrons from BNAS as well.. Feel free in look at our website.. an if you could help us that would very helpful.. Thank You for your time Scott Grant Maine Aviation Historicl Society / Maine Air Museum www.maineairmuseum.org
 
 
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Name:
Joe Simpson (jms_maine@roadrunner.com)
Date:1/27/2010 6:47:00 PM
Subject:Thanks For the Memories
 I found your site and a pic from 1977 of myself and "Crazy" Crew Two. The amazing thing was I remembered everyone's name! AW2 Simpson VP-8 1975 to 1978
 
 
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Name:
Michael C. Outen (mouten3393@aol.com)
Date:1/25/2010 8:43:48 AM
Subject:VP-8
 I was assigned to VP-8 from 1982 to 1985. I was a AMS3,this was the best duty I ever had. I got out of the Navy in 1985 and took a year off and joined the reserves. I retired in 2005 as AM1. I can be contacted @ mouten3393@aol.com. I did see some names from the ol days.
 
 
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Name:
Jim Piche (pichejrbm@aol.com)
Date:1/19/2010 8:07:59 AM
Subject:VP-8 Patch
 I am trying to get a VP-8 patch that was used in the sixties, when I served in VP-8. If any one can help me find one, I would be gratefull. Jim Piche'
 
 
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Name:
Ralph Papa (artistpapa@bellsouth.net)
Date:11/4/2009 8:12:50 PM
Subject:2009 VP8 Alumni Reunion Photos uploaded to our photo archives
 Just to let you know our 2009 VP8 Alumni Reunion Photos been have uploaded to our photo archives. Also reunion 2009 photos on picasa.com at the following link: http://picasaweb.google.com/artistpapa/VP8Reunion2009Phoenix?feat=directlink
 
 
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Name:
Jim McDermott (jimMcDermott@psu.edu)
Date:8/21/2009 11:05:28 PM
Subject:Memorial Page
 More for MEMORIAL PAGE Friday, August 21, 2009 5:23 PM From: "Jim McDermott" Add sender to Contacts To: artistpapa@bellsouth.net Sir, Thank you for entering the changes to the Memorial page I sent last night regarding Don Kulacz and Jack Kacik. I assure you that all information is correct -- relying on my personal knowledge. I'm sure I can confirm it if necessary. A bit more information on Applegate, Lowell Applegate, Lowell, C. ATC in VP8 1963 through 1965 And on Cook, Creighton Cook, CAPTAIN Creighton W. CO VP8 1962-1963 his next command was USS Kearsarge CVS 33 And the aircraft that went down in 1963 was BuNo 149672 In the history, no mention is made that VP8 had been on training stand-down with brand new P3V-1's when it ramped up to join the Cuban Quarantine in 1962. Thanks very much, Jim McD James H. McDermott, Research Engineer (Retired) Head, Laser Systems Engineering & Integration Department The Applied Research Laboratory The Pennsylvania State University
 
 


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