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This Guestbook is for the friends and shipmates that have visited the NAS Grosse Ile Virtual Museum.

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March 13th 2019
02:41:36 PM
Name:  

Bill Zimmerman (ZIM)

Street address?  

10 Croftstone Court

Your city and state?  

Mauldin SC

Your telephone number?  

864 297 9543

Your email address?  

toolrep@charter.net

Branch of service?  

USNR

Were you at NASGI?  

YES

Your department?  

Aircraft Maintenance HUP Line

Were you at NAF Detroit?  

NO

When were you at NASGI?  

1952-1960

Where did you hear about the web site?  

Shipmates

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

90 Day Boot Camp in 52, then as an instructor in 54

Comments:  

Worked on PBY, FG-1D, and then completed enlistment on the HUP-2. Involved in search and rescue and a number of actual rescues. Remember the crew I worked with (all deceases)

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May 25th 2018
03:48:53 AM
Name:  

patrice lieutier

Street address?  

245 impasse les ronzates

Your city and state?  

07340 talencieux FRANCE

Your telephone number?  

0677902224

Your email address?  

patrice.lieutier@orange.fr

Were you at NASGI?  

NO

Where did you hear about the web site?  

GOOGLE RESEARCH

Comments:  

Hello everyone !! i am looking for people who have photos and information about the tracker BuNo 136491 wich was at NAS Grosse Ile between 1958 and 1967 and to the VS-733 squadron in 1961. today, this tracker is a water bomber in France. i retrace its history since its construction in 1957. i would like be very happy to exchange messages with you i thank you in advance for the help you will bring me. if possible, i would like to contact Mr NEUBAUER but i don\'t have his contact information. respectfully.

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July 9th 2017
03:20:47 PM
Name:  

John D\'Ambrosio

Street address?  

5806 wild plum rd

Your city and state?  

IL

Your telephone number?  

8158934026

Comments:  

I was raised on the base from 1945 until 1952, when we moved to Trenton. My dad retired from the Navy in 1960 and worked for Ford Motor Co. until 1980. He is retired and living in Florida. He is 95 and still active.
My best memory is walking to the flight line and hangers after my dads work and climbing in all the airplanes. Going to the movies at the exchange with my friends is another.When we moved to Detroit in the 60\'s my friends and I would drive to the base and go swimming at the pool in the summer. Great memories!

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August 4th 2016
04:46:38 PM
Name:  

bruce cornell

Your city and state?  

live oak, fla

Your email address?  

seaboots2001@yahoo.com

Branch of service?  

USNR

Were you at NASGI?  

yes, 1961-1962

Your department?  

VA-731

Were you at NAF Detroit?  

no

When were you at NASGI?  

4/61=-6/62

Where did you hear about the web site?  

nas search

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

winter 1961 bootcamp

Comments:  

just miss the times at nas.

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November 8th 2015
02:48:41 PM
Name:  

Earl (Bud) Kalman

Your city and state?  

Pensacola, Florida

Branch of service?  

USN

Were you at NASGI?  

Yes

Your department?  

NARDIV Y1

Were you at NAF Detroit?  

Helped move it there

When were you at NASGI?  

1967 - 1969

Where did you hear about the web site?  

Looked it up

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

Boot camp there in the 85 Day Program

Comments:  

Apr 7, 1967 joined the USNR at Grosse Isle. Lived in Wyandotte. Summer of 67 went to boot camp for 85 days at lovely NASGI. Sept. 1, 1969 active duty started, helping move items to selfridge until the 16th. Stayed in after my first enlistment, changing to USN. Aircrewman flying places around the world, over the North Pole, landing at the South Pole and elsewhere in Antarctica, flying in typhoons and hurricanes, testing missles on active airborne shots. Made ATC, changed rate to MAC retiring in 1989. Our boot camp there had a division from Michigan and one from Virginia. Great time, lots of memories like drinking beer sitting with an Admiral. Haha. Hated to see it pass. Bud Kalman

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July 12th 2015
04:35:41 PM
Name:  

Bruce DE WALD

Your email address?  

sbdewald@earthlink.net

Branch of service?  

USN Ret.

Were you at NASGI?  

NO

Comments:  

Great website and history.
I may have missed it, but what was the IATA/ICAO four letter Identifier for NAS Gross Ile? KN_ _
Thanks!

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February 10th 2014
08:18:45 PM
Name:  

John Wheeler

Street address?  

4346 Falls Rd

Your city and state?  

Baltimore, Maryland

Your telephone number?  

8048408583

Your email address?  

bestdad65@hotmail.com

Branch of service?  

USN

Were you at NAF Detroit?  

No

Where did you hear about the web site?  

Looked it up

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

Went to boot camp at NAS Grosse Ile 1966

Comments:  

Looking for some old boot camp buddies. Camp DI ChairsMKWK

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December 29th 2013
07:39:51 AM
Name:  

Timothy Zucchero son of AK 2 Robert S. Zucchero USNR

Your city and state?  

St. Clair Shores, MI

Your telephone number?  

586 404-3827

Your email address?  

timothyzucchero@yahoo.com

Branch of service?  

USNR (Father)

Your department?  

AK Supply/ Admin

When were you at NASGI?  

Late 1950 through 1963 Father

Where did you hear about the web site?  

Web

Comments:  

I would like to hear from sailors that served with my father AK2 Robert S. Zucchero. He was on the deployment to Naval Air Station South Weymouth in 1961. I am looking for pictures and a squadron patch of VS 733. Please call or email me.

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October 20th 2013
03:15:33 PM
Name:  

Paul Stambaugh

Street address?  

22843 Park St

Your city and state?  

Dearborn, MI 48124

Your telephone number?  

419-206-8653

Your email address?  

pstambau@yahoo.com

Branch of service?  

N/A

Were you at NASGI?  

N/A

Your department?  

N/A

Were you at NAF Detroit?  

N/A

Where did you hear about the web site?  

Google

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

N/A

Comments:  

Presently flying an SNJ-4 that was based at NASGI in the late 40\'s. Presently trying to find additional information. Also, I had a friend that stated that at one time was involved in an SNJ collision at Gross Ile, but unable to find any reference. Pilots name as Roy Hayes.

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April 20th 2013
01:38:14 PM
Name:  

Sharon Archambeau and Steve Kubesh Daughter and Son of Hugh F. Kubesh

Street address?  

6423 Lambeth Way

Your city and state?  

Canton, Michigan 48187

Your email address?  

sja1953@gmail.com

Branch of service?  

Navy

Were you at NASGI?  

Father Was

Your department?  

Boathouse

Comments:  

Hugh. F. Kubesh Memorial service will be at Michigan Memorial Park Flat Rock Michigan. Please e-mail Sharon if you would like further information.

   
March 19th 2013
07:12:10 AM
Name:  

Sharon Archambeau (Kubesh) Hugh Kubesh\'s Daughter

Street address?  

6423 Lambeth Way

Your city and state?  

Canton, Michigan

Your telephone number?  

734-454-9554

Your email address?  

sja1953@gmail.com

Branch of service?  

Navy

Were you at NASGI?  

Father was

Comments:  

Dad wanted his Body donated to University Of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor Mi. When we get his remains back there will be a memorial scheduled at Michigan Memorial in Flat Rock Mi. Thank You.

Posted March 19,2013

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March 10th 2013
04:57:49 AM
Name:  

David G Stokes

Your city and state?  

Kenia AK

Your email address?  

alaskamandave@gmail.com

Branch of service?  

usn -- army retired army

Were you at NASGI?  

yes 1960 - 1965

Your department?  

AD line VR Photolab

Were you at NAF Detroit?  

yes

When were you at NASGI?  

1954--1956 1960 1965

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

Men I worked with .

Comments:  

Miss reunions and men passed on.

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October 31st 2012
11:35:57 AM
Name:  

WILLIAM (BILL) LOVE

Your city and state?  

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX

Your email address?  

W.P.LOVE@SBCGLOBAL.NET

Branch of service?  

USAF, RET

Were you at NASGI?  

YES

Your department?  

AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE/ RADAR TECH

Were you at NAF Detroit?  

NO

When were you at NASGI?  

MAY 1955 TO APR 1958

Where did you hear about the web site?  

LOOKED IT UP

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

I ATTENDED BOOT CAMP THERE IN THE SUMMER OF 1955. AFTERWARD I WAS ASSIGNED AS A CREW CHIEF ON THE CORSAIRS. I WENT TO ELECTRONICS SCHOOL THE SUMMER OF 1956 AT SOUTH WEYMOUTH NAS IN MASS. AND THEN RETURNED TO NASGI TO WORK ON THE AD'S AND P2V'S. I WAS STATIONED THERE UNTIL 1958 WHEN I DECIDED TO JOIN THE AIR FORCE. ONE OF MY BEST MEMORIES WAS A CRUISE I GOT TO GO ON TO CUBA IN FEBRUARY OF 1956.

Comments:  

I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT WENT THROUGH BOOT ON 1955 AND ELECTRONICS SCHOOL WITH ME.

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September 15th 2012
12:20:37 PM
Name:  

Charles T Newberry

Street address?  

28633 Desmond

Your city and state?  

Warren Mi

Your telephone number?  

586 751 5185

Branch of service?  

USNR

Were you at NASGI?  

yes

Were you at NAF Detroit?  

yes

When were you at NASGI?  

1956 - 1958

Where did you hear about the web site?  

WDIV

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

The planes, chow hall, barracks and gym. My instructor, Mr Leete AD2, Station Keeper.

Comments:  

I was stationed at NAS, Grosse Isle from 1956-1958. From 1958 - 1960 I was stationed with VP5, NAS, Jacksonville, Florida. While stationed with VP5, NAS, Jacksonville, we were deployed to Argentia, Newfoundland and Iceland.

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September 10th 2012
10:56:26 AM
Name:  

Amy Joyce(Daughter of William D. Burnett)

Street address?  

25 Vintinner Rd. Apt 6

Your city and state?  

Campton,NH

Your telephone number?  

603-726-6289

Your email address?  

dedicatedtoamazons@gmail.com

Branch of service?  

Navy

Were you at NASGI?  

Yes

Your department?  

Gally

Were you at NAF Detroit?  

yes

Your favorite Website?  

this one

When were you at NASGI?  

1965-1967

Where did you hear about the web site?  

Stanley Outlaw

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

I was just a kid when we lived in base housing. My dad worked on the base as a cook. We had such a large family that the base had to give us 2 apartments that joined..lol I remember catching crawdads in the little creek there and playing in the play ground. In 67 we were transferred to San Diego, Ca. That was an awesome car ride. I miss those days and miss my dad. He passed in 99. Thanks for keeping this alive. My kids now know even more about our life in the Navy.

Comments:  

Thank you!!

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August 27th 2012
04:01:59 PM
Name:  

Norman McKinstry

Street address?  

200 Alliance Way #307

Your city and state?  

Manchester, NH

Your telephone number?  

603-782-8479

Your email address?  

norm.tallyho@comcast.net

Were you at NASGI?  

Yes. 1943

Your department?  

Royal Navy aviation cadet.

Were you at NAF Detroit?  

no

Your favorite Website?  

hms.vengeance.co.UK

When were you at NASGI?  

Summer 1943

Where did you hear about the web site?  

From Al and Marcia

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

Hard studies, long days.. Ensign Kowal my instructor.

Comments:  

I believe my pilots log book is in the virtual museum

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August 16th 2011
01:21:38 PM
Name:  

Ben Shaw

Street address?  

3810 Woodman Dr.

Your city and state?  

Troy, MI 48084

Your telephone number?  

248-643-7738

Your email address?  

starnovshaw@wowway.com

Branch of service?  

USNR

Were you at NASGI?  

Yes

Your department?  

Aircraft Maintenance

Were you at NAF Detroit?  

No

When were you at NASGI?  

June 1947 - December 1947

Where did you hear about the web site?  

Google

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

Hitching rides with training pilots. Got to fly in a SB2-C, F6F and a SNJ.

Comments:  

I really enjoyed the comraderie of the crew that I worked with on the line.They were a great bunch of guys who had a genuine comittment to "Keep 'em flyin'"

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July 14th 2011
02:47:40 PM
Name:  

Philip Schramm

Street address?  

1128 Yosemite Drive

Your city and state?  

Englewood, Florida 34223

Your telephone number?  

941-416-1275

Your email address?  

pscramm@comcast.net

Branch of service?  

USNRR(TAR)

Were you at NASGI?  

Yes

Your department?  

Commissary Hall

Were you at NAF Detroit?  

No

Your favorite Website?  

FDDA.com

When were you at NASGI?  

1960-1965

Where did you hear about the web site?  

Robert Fuller

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

NASGI 25th Anniversary with the Blue Angles.

Comments:  

The greatest crew that I have been associated with.

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June 6th 2011
08:58:42 PM
Name:  

Dayton Calahan

Street address?  

3274 Shawnee

Your city and state?  

Pinckney Mi.

Branch of service?  

USNR

Were you at NASGI?  

Yes

Your department?  

Air Maint.

When were you at NASGI?  

1956-1960

Where did you hear about the web site?  

My son found it

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

All the great guys, the EM club, the drill team

Comments:  

I was sorry to see the reunions go away

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April 20th 2011
05:39:44 PM
Name:  

Kenneth O. Lewis

Street address?  

1292 S 1000 E

Your city and state?  

Rockville, IN

Your telephone number?  

unlisted

Your email address?  

klewis@isp.com

Branch of service?  

U.S. Navy (Regular Navy)

Were you at NASGI?  

Yes

Your department?  

GCA 28 Air Traffic Control Ground Controlled Approach Unit

Were you at NAF Detroit?  

No

When were you at NASGI?  

1968-69

Where did you hear about the web site?  

google search

What is your best memory of NASGI?  

The Acey Deucey Club, where I tended bar.

Comments:  

This was pie duty. After being in the real Navy, this TAR base was like a country club.

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