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NEW I am looking for a man who would have been posted at Argentia in 1964 or so, he was approximately 20 at the time, originally from Florida. He had a relationship with a local girl who was also about 20. She later went to Halifax, NS and had his child at the Home of the Guardian Angel in Halifax, NS. I believe she told people in her home town she was attending business school in Halifax, NS. I am not sure if this was true or not. I understand both parties have since married other people and have had families of their own. I know she lives in Newfoundland and has had five children with her husband and gave one other child (male) up for adoption in Newfoundland. This man I am looking for is unaware she had his child who was adopted. This child is me. I am now 50 years old with grown children of my own. I would like any information possible to help me piece together my history. I am not interested in disrupting anyone’s life. I just want to know where I came from.

Nancy E. Baker

 I am trying to track down issues of Foghorn from about November 1964-March 1965 for research as part of a masters thesis I am writing on an obscure musician named Steve Davis who embarked on a tour of U.S. bases in Newfoundland, Labrador and Greenland around that time, with a larger group led by a singer named Billy Williams and a drummer named Les DeMerle.

Joe Dimech

Hello. My name is Christopher Haigler. My mother, Yvonne Haigler was stationed there around April 1981, and after many heated arguments, she finally gave up my dad's name, Coney Cone. (Not sure of the actual spelling) As I am experiencing some strange medical issues, I really need information on him. Any help you can give me would be awesome.
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Wayne Ginther's Argentia tattoo

Christy Brown has a great Argentia Facebook page at

Rebecca Bradley is looking for a James Thrasher who was at the base in 1969. He may have been a cook. If anyone knows how to reach him please email

Glenn Horsmann, 63-66, MU3, Naval Unit #118 has checked in.

David Prokity spliced some of his dad's ( Melvin H. Prokity) 8mm film together of some of the air operations in Argentia from Winter 1958 to Summer 1959. Video

Hello. My name is Julie Henninger. I am looking for someone who was stationed at Argentine navy base in 1987. His name is John Hick. Can you help me out with this? I believe he would have arrived at that base in May or June of 1987. He was enlisted at that time.. possibly  4 stripes? Thank you...

Wayne Ginther photos

Would like to hear from brothers of the Argentia Foreign Legion...ETN3 David Sanford 70-71. Argentia Drag Club member, Base Softball team, NavFac ETs football, volleyball, ETC. Daughter born in St Johns.  Lots of fishing, cribbage on duty nights....remarkable tour of duty.  Great Site, Thanks!

Bill Netsch, EN3 Boathouse 1, 1961-62 photos

Frank Braddock, whose parents, Frank & Cecil Braddock were stationed in Argentia 1959 - 1961 is looking for anyone who may have copies of the Foghorn newspapers from 1960.

On 17 November 1964 VP-45 lost a P3 out of Argentia, Newfoundland. Does anyone know if there was ever a memorial of some kind put up at Argentia? Please reply to

REPLY - Thank you for your much appreciated response to our search for our shipmate John Stacy's memorial. The mystery has been solved. His memorial marker was located in the Arlington National Cemetery. There are areas in the cemetery that are not suitable for in ground burial that are reserved for markers for those whose remains are nonexistent for what ever reason. This is the case for John. Thanks to the cooperation of people like you his marker was located and his family informed.
With our sincere appreciation,
Mort, for our VP-45 association.

 My name is Don Lmbert and I am trying to see if anyone has photos or information of my Uncle Ben Limbert. He was stationed there at Argentia Newfoundland in the US Navy around 4/6/1953. He is the last living realtive on my father's side and we have no pictures or much information about his time there. He does not have much time with us so if by chance there are an pictures or information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Kathleen Dietz photos have been uploaded.

Lieutenant Colonel John Doucet, Canadian Forces Retired, passed away 19 June 2013. He was the NavFac Operations Officer from 1977 - 79.

 C.M. "Shots" Shotwell (EN1, USN Ret), 79 - 82, is looking for any ENs he worked with.

Capt Bob Grant, USN Ret'd, had just released an action/adventure novel called "Salty Dogs" that takes place in Argentia.

Ralph (Buddy) Yelvington Photos 1946 - 1948 click here. His daughter, Vanessa Chandler, would like to hear from anyone who knew her dad.

Marsha Jones is looking for Stephen McMahon. Contact her at

Michael Foutch, a former Navy Broadcaster in Argentia has upload old Argentia news story videos at and

Glenn Kopanski YouTube video. Click Here

Atlantic Charter 70th Anniversary Celebrations....Article     Atlantic Charter Foundation Web Site

Thanks to Manny LaPorte we now have copies of the Argentia newspaper "The Foghorn" from 1963. I will be adding a few each week for the next while. Click Here

I found your site while I was looking for old friends from NAS Argentia. My father (Master Chief Paul D. Grimes) was stationed at Argentia from 31 Oct. '62 to 3 Jan. '64. I was in the 7th and 8th grades there at AL Bristol. I saw Manny LaPort's pictures and was sooo happy. I and all my girlfriends were in love with his voice, and we called in requests every Sat. night when he sent out dedications on his "Saturday Night Special" show. Diana Grimes

I have been trying my best to get in touch with some of my crew members that I flew with in VW- 11. Not having much luck. I went to Argentia from Glynco, Ga. in Nov. 1958. I flew with crew 11 from Nov. 1958 til Nov. 1960. I did have a stop of mess cooking at the base hospital for 6 weeks in 1959. Have been leaving messages on different web sites but have only had contact with one crew member that I lived with in the crew room, he is flight electrician, Robert Teichert who is from Mass.

Bert, I would like to see a web site set up where crew members could list the time periods and crew that they flew with. I think there are lots of sailors out there that would like to identify the crew that they flew with.

I enjoyed your web site, especially the pictures of Argentia. I didn't take many pictures and forgot the names of twenty some people I flew with. Now that I'm 72 years old I'm sorry for that. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. I went by the nickname of Rip ACW- 3, crew -11 2nd floor. Please add my email to your list.

I didn't realize how dangerous the north Atlantic barrier was until I read about it recently. When you are 19 years old nothing seems to bother you. I do remember several accidents and the G C A landings. I flew almost 2,000 hours with VW- 11 & VW- 15. I was discharged from P River, Md when VW-15 was decommissioned in Apr 1961. I also went to A school in Norman, Okla. & Glynco, Ga.

Bob ( Rip) Carico ACW- 3

►I am looking for ANY information anyone might have on Sam Noonan who would have been in Argentia in 1943. Anything you can provide would be a great help.

Thank you, Tara Penney

►LCDR Bud Lichtenstern is looking for an approximate date or month of a crash of a B24 Liberator that possibly occurred around the holidays and during a foggy night in 1953 at Argentia. If you can provide any information please contact LCDR Bud Lichtenstern at

 My dad, Jim Sifnas flew with VW-11 out of Argentia, Newfoundland in the late 1950's. We are trying to locate a relative, though he has likely passed on. He was said to be of nordic decent, and about 40 back in 1959 out at Ft. Peperall, St. John's Newfoundland. His name was George McKenzie. I was on the global list for VW-11, but lost the link. It must have been a pretty small group back then so even though George might have been army, I imagine somebody must have known him from various "off-duty" activities in St. John's.   I have 23 years in the US army and still have a line of many of my old buddies so I am guessing it is still the same with the old VW crews. I published a 7-page article called "Barrier Force Atlantic" a few years back so know a lot about the mission. I am from Boston, but am right now up in Newfoundland. Any help would be great at ---

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