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Circa 1999

Museum VP Aircraft"...On June 13, 1999, three former VPers of the late 60's vintage got to tour P-3A BUNO 150520 at the Western Aerospace Museum at the Oakland (CA) airport. Ken Kriner WOCOWBOY1@aol.com and Peter Lindberg plindberg@surfnetusa.com, formerly of VP-28 and VP-22 (1967-70) and Dennis Reilly Plumber869@aol.com of VP-9 (1966-69) joined ADC (Ret) Don Drake (VP-47, VP-91), who overseas the restoration of the aircraft for the museum. Don now works for Alaska airlines and has the "keys" for what could be one of the finest "museum" pieces around. In fact 150520 was the last P-3 to come through overhaul at Alameda depot maintenance before it was shut down. The aircraft was surplused to the museum despite the fact that it will be fully flyable. No rotting on a museum ramp for this bird; she's in fine original configuration, less a sono rack and some sensor gear. She currently sports green primer but will get original Navy colors soon. 150520 is special to Ken and Pete because it was a VP-31 training aircraft at the time they came through VP-31, and was from the same block of aircraft they flew in VP-28 (150512-150519, 150521-150523). Anyone out there in VP Navy Land who was destined for PACFLT P-3As in the late 60's would have at least a couple flights in this aircraft. After 30 years, it was like seeing an old friend..." Contributed by Peter Lindberg plindberg@surfnetusa.com [23JUN99]
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Circa 1995

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Deployments, Change-Of-Command, Awards, Records, Etc. - Naval Aviation News - July - August 1995.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1995/ja95.pdf [12NOV2004]

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Circa 1994

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP History ThumbnailCameraDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (GARY COPPAGE) "...VP-22 By Lieutenant Commander Rick Burgess, U.S. Navy (Retired)..." WebSite: Naval Institute http://www.usni.org/proceedings/articles05/pro03lwf.htm [08APR2005]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Awards, Major Deployments, Etc. - Naval Aviation News - July - August 1994.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1994/ja94.pdf [12NOV2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Change-Of-Command, Rcords, Etc. - Naval Aviation News - March - April 1994.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1994/ma94.pdf [12NOV2004]

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Circa 1993

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...VP Deployments, Change-Of-Command, Etc. - Naval Aviation News - July - August 1993.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1993/ja93.pdf [12NOV2004]

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Circa 1992

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Safe Flying, Change-Of-Command, and Rescues - Naval Aviation News - November-December 1992.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1992/nd92.pdf [11NOV2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Patrol Aviation In The Pacific In WWII - Naval Aviation News - July-August 1992.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1992/ja92.pdf [11NOV2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Base Closures, Change-Of-Command, Records, Etc. - Naval Aviation News - May-June 1992.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1992/mj92.pdf [11NOV2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Change-Of-Command - Naval Aviation News - March-April 1992.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1992/ma92.pdf [11NOV2004]

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Circa 1991

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November-December 1991 "...This Is No Drill - Naval Aviation News - November-December 1991..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1991/nd91.pdf [25OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation September-October 1991 "...The Pacific Neutrality Patrol - Naval Aviation News - September-October 1991..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1991/so91.pdf [24OCT2004]

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Circa 1990

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November-December 1990 "...History - Change-Of-Command - Page 8, 9 and 32 - Naval Aviation News - November-December 1990..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1990/nd90.pdf [22OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May-June 1990 "...History and Change-Of-Command - Page 6, 29 and 31 - Naval Aviation News - May-June 1990..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1990/mj90.pdf [22OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation March-April 1990 "...Modernization Under Way - Page 8 to 9 - Naval Aviation News - March-April 1990..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1990/ma90.pdf [22OCT2004]

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