VPNAVY VP-5 Mercury Capsule Recovery
http://www.vpnavy.org
VPNAVY Address

HistoryVP-31 HistoryHistory

Circa 1979

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1979 "...History and Change-Of-Command - Page 23, 25 and 26 - Naval Aviation News - October 1979..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1979/oct79.pdf [10OCT2004]

VP History ThumbnailCamera

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May 1979 "...History - Awards - Page 3, 23, 26 to 27 - Naval Aviation News - May 1979..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1979/may79.pdf [10OCT2004]

VP History ThumbnailCamera

Circa 1978

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1978 "...History and Change-Of-Command - Page 22 and 25 - Naval Aviation News - June 1978..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1978/jun78.pdf [09OCT2004]

VP History ThumbnailCamera

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation February 1978 "...VP-31 - Naval Aviation News - February 1978..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1978/feb78.pdf [09OCT2004]

VP History ThumbnailCamera

Circa 1977

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation February 1977 "...Change-Of-Command and History - Page 30 and 31 - Naval Aviation News - February 1977..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1977/feb77.pdf [08OCT2004]

VP History ThumbnailCamera

Circa 1976

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation September 1976 "...VP-31 - Naval Aviation News - September 1976..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1976/sep76.pdf [07OCT2004]

History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation February 1976 "...Change-Of-Command - Page 25 - Naval Aviation News - February 1975..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1976/feb76.pdf [05OCT2004]

VP History Thumbnail

Circa 1974

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1974 "...Down In The Valley - Page 37 to 20 - Naval Aviation News - June 1974..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1974/jun74.pdf [01OCT2004]

History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Iranian Training ThumbnailCameraIranian Crew Picture "...Iranian crew training at VP-31 during 1974-1975 or 1973-1974?...the P3 was eventually flown to Iran and is probably parts today. The aircraft was built especially for the Iranian equipment installed. I had the privilege of flying them up from the factory when they were picked up in Burank..." Contributed by Ernie Fillipucci afillipucci@bellsouth.net


Circa 1972

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1972 "...On Patrol - Page 18 - Naval Aviation News - June 1972..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1972/jun72.pdf [27SEP2004]

VP History ThumbnailCamera

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-31 History ThumbnailCameraVP-31 History "...Here's a photo from the "don't try this at home" file. I rediscovered this photo while moving, this week. I believe that the aircraft amy be from VP-31. They are about to fly over Hanger 2 at NAS Moffett Field, California, about 1972. Maybe other Moffetiers will have more accurate data on this shot. The shot is taken from the pilot's seat in a following P-3, obviously an agreed upon flight, as I can't remember any pilots who would deliberately get this close to another P-3 in flight..." Contributed by Bruce K. Bates birdwater@adelphia.net [22AUG2004]


Circa 1971

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Squadron Awards..." Contributed by Mahlon K. Miller mkwsmiller@cox.net [23APR2001]

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Sep 81 01 Sep 82

  • SECNAV Letter of Commendation
    01 Nov 88 01 Dec 89

    VP-31 Instructor Flight Crew
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Jun 71 20 Jul 71

    Circa 1970

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1970 "...On Patrol - Page 33 - Naval Aviation News - October 1970..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1970/oct70.pdf [17SEP2004]

    VP History ThumbnailCamera

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation April 1970 "...On Patrol - Page 24 - Naval Aviation News - April 1970..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1970/apr70.pdf [17SEP2004]

    History - Tap To Enlarge ThumbnailHistory - Tap To Enlarge Thumbnail

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Circa 1970...Patrol Squadron 31 was commissioned in June of 1960 at North Island, San Diego, and by early fall of that year was in full operation indoctrinating and training pilots, aircrewmen and maintenance personnel in current ASW patrol aircraft. During 1961 the operations of the Squadron expanded and late in that year VP-31 began the training of foreign air personnel. The first were memebers of the Royal Australian Air Force, followed by members of the Royal Norwegian Air Force, the Chilean Air Force, the Colombian Air Force, the Peruvian Air Force, the Spanish Air Force and the Royal New Zealand Air Force. In January of 1967 the Squadron moved to Moffett Field to replace their detachment which had been operating since 1963 to transition patrol squadrons from the oder SP-2H patrol aircraft to the new P-3's..." Contributed by Jan Hartman [23MAY2000]


    Return
    "VP-31 History Summary Page"

    Selection Page

    VPNAVY Copyrighted  1996 - 2012