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Entry: 66028
Subject: VP 4 WHIDBEY ISLAND MIDDLE 50'S

Curt Worrell wrote on June 11, 2008


City and State: EL CAJON CA

Unit: VP4 NAVAL PATROL SQUAD

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was a crew member on the VP4 photo plane during the Korean war.

It would nice to hear from any of the guys.

Keywords: VP4 Whidbey during Korean war.



Entry: 63443
Subject: I WAS IN VP3 IN JACKSONVILLE FL FROM 1953 TO 1955

Joseph Coffelt wrote on December 17, 2007


City and State: CASTLE ROCK CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Does any remember crew 11 ( MB 11) in Island in 1993

Keywords: MB 11 crew member



Entry: 63442
Subject: I WAS IN VP3 IN JACKSONVILLE FL FROM 1953 TO 1955

Joseph Coffelt wrote on December 17, 2007


City and State: CASTLE ROCK CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Does any remember crew 11 ( MB 11) in Island in 1993?

Keywords: MB 11 crew member



Entry: 63441
Subject: I WAS IN VP3 IN JACKSONVILLE FL FROM 1953 TO 1955

Joseph Coffelt wrote on December 17, 2007


City and State: CASTLE ROCK CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Does any remember crew 11 ( MB 11) in Island in 1993?

Keywords: Joe



Entry: 51359
Subject: SEEKING INFORMATION

Brad Page wrote on June 5, 2005


City and State: PRESCOTT AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Seeking information regarding Lt. Herman C. "Hop" Hansen. He was a plane commander in VP-3 (crew 3) in 1953. I am his nephew and did not get information on this phase of his Naval career before he passed away on 15 April 2005. Would like to be able to pass information on to the next generation of aviators in our family.

Keywords: VP-3



Entry: 39708
Subject: KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Edward Tall wrote on January 4, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: CATONSVILLE MD

Unit: PATROL SQUADRON (VP) -3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Have many wonderful memories of friendships made during my period of active duty, such as with Bill Sweet, Yancy Blackmon, William Cantrell and Romaine Van Rossum. Thanks to Keith Harmon and other squadron buddies, I had a great time at our first VP-3 reunion in Jacksonsville, Fl. in December 2001 and I look forward to attending the 3rd annual reunion in Charleston, S.C.

One of the more unusual things that happened to me while I was with VP-3 was an attack of appendicitis. Actually, that was not unusual in and of itself. What made it different is that (1)the same day I was at the base dispensary I met Ted Williams of Boston Red Sox fame who was being inducted back into the Navy; and (2)after
my appendix had been removed, I was unable to rejoin my squadron because, while I was in the hospital, they up and left for Argentia, Newfoundland. During the period that my squadron was gone,the Navy,instead of sending me to Argentia to join my group,decided instead to send me to Class "A" Aviation Storekeeper school right there in Jax, Fl. All things considered, I couldn't have asked for a better deal except that I really did miss Newfoundland (say what?).

And how could I ever forget our squadron's three weeks' of TDY to Brunswick, Maine in the summer of 1952. Talk about sweet duty. Food cooked the way you liked it. Work finished by 10:00 hundred hours and off to liberty in Lewiston, Maine or many other, wonderful quaint New England towns. Oo La, La, the French-Canadian girls we met and wined and dined. And, even though the temperature was in the 90's, can we ever forget how cold the Atlantic Ocean was when we first ran into it-- and ran right back out.

Last, but by no means least,this was a fantastic learning experience for a 19 year old who was just setting out on his own and starting to sort out what worked and what didn't. And, now, at age 72, still occasionally trying to sort it out--with about the same results.



Keywords: Was called to active duty in November 1950 and assigned to VP-3, JAX, Florida. As an aviation storekeeper (AKAN), I served under Lt.SG., Daniel Metzger until I was honorably discharged in November 1952.



Entry: 21121
Subject: KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Vincent Dauro wrote on December 1, 2001


City and State: HUNTSVILLE AL

Unit: VP-3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in VP-3 from July 1949 to Sept 1952.
During this period we were in Coco Solo, Panama and in Jan 1950 moved to Jacksonville, Fl.
We did not go to Korea nor did we have a detachment there.

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