VP-50 Patrol Squadron


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Entry: 93473
Subject: KOREAN WAR VET

William (Bill) Mills wrote on July 18, 2016


City and State: GENOA NV

Unit: VP892/50 1951-1954

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Navy vet of Korean action. Flew with crew 5 and crew 4. Ship mates: Buzz Barrett ADC; Bill White AD1C; Skosh Fuller radio; Phil Mcnany AT; LCDR Birdsall, PPC: Ens Miller, Nav: Elton Davis, ADAN: and many others whose names I can't remember. Others that were close are, Art Criss SE1; N D Mc Clure, LCDR, Commander; Leading Chief Sweeney.
Would like to hear from any old timers still around

Keywords: Martin Mariner ASSN; VP892; VP50; Sangley Point PI; Iwkuni, Japan; Home Port, Alameda NAS



Entry: 85213
Subject: CREW MEMBER SE9 AND SE11

Olan Miller wrote on January 14, 2013


City and State:

Unit: VP50

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: served IWAKUNI JAPAN 1953 to 1955

Keywords: SE9 and SE11 crew member



Entry: 80506
Subject: VP50 IWAKUNI JAPAN 1954

Thomas Biltz wrote on September 26, 2011


City and State: CAMBY IN

Unit: VP 50

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: We were stationed at Alameda CA and Iwakuni Japan
VP 50 1954 and 1955 Crew member. SE 10.



Entry: 76054
Subject: VP 50 1953 - CREW 6 - LT SMITH

Paul Goertzen wrote on September 6, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: TX

Unit: VP 50

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am the grand son of Lt Smith who served with VP 50 as Plane Commander He passed away in 1963. I have quite a few pictures, uniforms, flight gear etc that are all in good shape. Please email me if you have information regarding my grandfather or would like to exchange information.

Keywords: VP 50, 876, Korea, 1953, Sex Madness call sign



Entry: 73623
Subject: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER LCDR ROBERT F. CLEMENT, USN

Robin Clement wrote on February 18, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, LCDR Robert F. Clement, USN, was killed on February 11, 1960 while engaging in rocket training exercises over the Strait of Juan de Fuca off of Whidbey Island, WA. He was with the VP-50 Patrol Squadron. He and the eight other crew members on board the twin engine P5M Marlin seaplane plunged into the Strait after live ammunition detonated underneath the left wing of the aircraft. There were no survivors.

If anyone could share any information regarding the accident, or share any memories of my father, it would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you.

Robin Clement

Keywords: VP-50 Patrol Squadron, 1959-60, Oak Harbor, WA, P5M Marlin Seaplane



Entry: 72885
Subject: VP892/50

Charles Stallings wrote on December 25, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My name is Charles Stallings. I served with VP892/50 1951-1954. Was a member of Crew 8 with call sign 8 Madness.Was with VP50 during the 1953 Korean tour. We were based at Alameda,CA/Iwakuna,Japan. Would like to hear from anyone on that tour of duty.

Keywords: SE8



Entry: 72049
Subject: SQUADRON ROSTER

Everitt Mahon wrote on October 23, 2009


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: VP-892 AND VP-50

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Here is a limited roster of VP-892/VP-50 personnel:
Lt. R. D. Murphy
Cmd. W. H. Chester
LtCmd. N. D. McClure
LTJG. Annenberg
LTJG. Edward C. Waller
E. D. Barron, AD1
Sol Landis
Bleeker
Sammy Lee
Bernie Moskowitz
Richard Totman
Hendricks, Photo 2
Tritico - Mailroom
Joe Camp, SN
Rodney Ellebracht
Pearce
Wallace Sterling
Faubush
Everitt M. Mahon (Little Willie)

Keywords: VP-892/VP-50 Limited Roster:



Entry: 66151
Subject: VP-50 1956 AND 57/ OAK HARBOR, WA

Vern Bauer wrote on June 21, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: RAPID CITY SD

Unit: VP-50

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Checking for anybody that was in VP-50 1956 thry 1957

Keywords: P5M-2



Entry: 66113
Subject: ANYONE REMEMBER ROBERT PERHAM?

Cheryl Renaud wrote on June 17, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Uncle, Robert Albert Perham, remains were never found in a mishap dated February 11, 1960. He was a crewmember engaging in rocket training excercises over the Strait of San Juan De Fuca, about ten miles southwest of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington.

My sister has newspaper clippings, the original Western Union messages that were sent to my Grandparents and several letters from the Commanding Officer of VP-50. He was transfered from VP-17 to VP-50 I was told.

They say there were additional aircraft in the area. There were no unusual radio transmissions and then an explosion was seen beneath the left wing. The wing separated and the aircraft plunged into the water. It was a twin engine P5M Marlin. Nine died. Four bodies were recovered. The search ended March 4, 1960.

I was just wondering if maybe someone had a photo they could share, or some stories you recall.

My email address is reenwad@yahoo.com

Thanks, Cheryl

Keywords:



Entry: 65133
Subject: VP-50, CREW 7, 1953

Glenn Waters wrote on April 7, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: GREENFIELDS WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any members of Crew 7, 1953 that might have information, crew list, photos or whatever, and would like to share them. Ray Waters is my brother and would like to get a few things together for him. HE is currently in hospital after a heart attack.

Thank you

Glenn Waters

gwat3352@bigpond.net.au

Keywords: Ray Waters, AT



Entry: 63303
Subject: CONFIRMATION OF ROCKET ATTACK CAM RAHN BAY

Charles McAtee wrote on December 5, 2007


City and State:

Unit: VP-50

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Do any of you recall Marvin French. He was in VP-50 also. He passed away in 2005.

Keywords: My full name is Willie Charles McAtee Jr. AKA Charles McAtee nick name was Jiggs. was in VP 50 form Jan 69 thru Jan 71. I exited as an ABH-3.



Entry: 63231
Subject: SG-9 FLT CREW

Gerald Smith wrote on November 29, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: ZEPHYRHILLS FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Iam looking for any crewmembers of SG-9 1960 to 1962. Lt W.S. Anderson PPC, ADR-2 Bill Young, PC, AE1 Brown, Ams1 Manny Mancuso or any other members of crew 9.



Entry: 61929
Subject: LOOKING FOR VP50 CREWMEMBERS FROM 1ST P3A DETACHMENT TO CAM RAHN BAY

Charles Nash wrote on August 10, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Unit: VP50

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Greetings all. I am trying to establish a convincing statement for the VA regarding our in-country experience during 1968. Does anyone have a definitve statement proving to these people that we were really there in country? In the meantime -- It is 5 O'clock somewhere, so here is a toast to you all.

Regards,
Charlie

Keywords: Nasty Nash



Entry: 58315
Subject: SERVED IN VP-892 AND VP 50 1950-1954

Charles Lockhart wrote on July 31, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: SIOUX FALLS SD

Unit: VR 21, VP 892. VP 50

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for members of vp-892 redesignated vp-50. I served with this squadron from 1951 thru June 1954. Friends of mine were George Agard (deceased), Frank Machado, Ed Guy, Skoshie and many others.

Keywords: Sugar Easy 8, 6 George 29



Entry: 51388
Subject: LOOKING FOR

E.A. Kanyon wrote on June 6, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: MOUNTAIN HOME AR

Unit: VP 50

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:

Keywords: SE 9, 3rd Mech in crew that consisted of Gerry P Mills, Jack Ither, Bob Bamford, Lou Harry, ...Nelson, Bray, I.W. Tate, ... AT2 Ryan, Lt P.J. Rutan, Ltjg Paul, Ltjg Hurhusky, Ltjg MacAdams,



Entry: 46873
Subject: LOCATE CREWMEMBERS

John J. Jones wrote on November 14, 2004


City and State: MAGNOLIA TX

Unit: PATROL SQUADRON 50

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I would like to hear from some of my squadron buddies.

Keywords: Our crew was number 9. We flew in a P5M and our plane number was Sugar George Nine. SG-9



Entry: 37181
Subject: DEATH IN FAMILY

Lee McClure wrote on September 27, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: MOBILE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is Lee A McClure and I just wanted to let anyone who knew or served with my father,N.D.Mcclure III,that he passed away on Wednesday the 24th Septemder,this year.There is a visitation on Sunday the 28th September at Carnes Bros.Mortuary in Galveston Tx.at 4PM and the funeral is taking place,Monday at 10 AM.I couldn't find any other way to get this information out,just thought those who knew him might like to know. God bless

Keywords: VP-4,VF-101



Entry: 36476
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREWMAN

Charles Hale wrote on August 25, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit: VP 50 AIR SQUADRON FLYING P5MS

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am a private investigator in Orlando, Florida. I have been retained by the family of a dying Vietnam Vet with cancer. He served in the Navy (vietnam) fling p5ms out of MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. All the listed below served in the vp 50 Air Squadron (out of Iwakuni Japan) Camron Bay Vietnam mid 1960's. These are his crewman Richard H. Murphy, Tommy Dean, Elwin Rowell and Clint Brown. He does not have long to live but these guys mean alot to him. Can you help me find them. Call 1-800-882-5137. He has pancreatic cancer. This is a very bad cancer. The daughter initiated this by hiring me.
Charles Hale Hale Invetigative Services Inc. Orlando, Florida 32872

Keywords: I am a private investigator in Orlando, Florida. I have been retained by the family of a dying Vietnam Vet with cancer. Navy (vietnam) fling p5ms out of MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. listed vp 50 Air Squadron (out of Iwakuni Japan) Camron Bay Vietnam mid 1960's. crewman Richard H. Murphy, Tommy Dean, Elwin Rowell and Clint Brown. . Call 1-800-882-5137. pancreatic cancer. The daughter initiated this by hiring me.
Charles Hale Hale Invetigative Services Inc. Orlando, Florida 32872



Entry: 36301
Subject: P5M PC FROM 1964 TILL 1967

Joseph Taney wrote on August 16, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: OWEGO NY

Unit: CVS-40 O-R QUONSET PT. VW-2 AEWTU VP-50 PMRF VRF-3

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 31703
Subject: VP 50, PATROL FLIGHTS OUT OF IWAKUNI JAPAN ALONG THE COAST OF KOREA.

Thomas (Tom) Biltz wrote on February 3, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: MOORESVILLE IN

Unit: VP 50

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have a picture of the crew with the Aircraft in the back ground. If you would be intrested in a copy for any reason please contact me.
What you are doing here is great. This will let some of the memories of us old guys and gals live on for EVER. Thank You. T. Biltz

Keywords: I served in VP 50 from 12/53 to 12/55 as crew member on SE 10, PBM 5 sea plane. Crew captin; Tommy Moore AD1 Crew; Don Baitman AD3, Tom Biltz ADAN, George Agard AL3, Pat Daily ALAN, Jim Oates ATAN, Don Miller ATAN, Rolph Brandt AO2, Max Cartet AOAN, Pilot; LTCDR. Widelburg. I can't rmember the names of the other two pilots. We flew twelve hour patrol hops out of Iwakuni Japan, along the coast of Korea. Over the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea and off the coast of Siberia. "Baby it was cold outside." I have searched for the crew members listed above. I have found two of them and they are boath deceased. That would be George Agard and Rolph Brandtt, if by chance you know any of them please e-mail me at



Entry: 13820
Subject: FORMER MEMBER

Robert Vandermolen wrote on December 25, 2000


City and State: ROSEPINE LA

Unit: VP-50

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Van, Crewman SE-7

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