NOTICE: "...I am looking for a VP-56 / USS Currituck (AV-7) deployment (1956) cruise book for my Dad for a Christmas present. I have searched the internet top to bottom and haven't come across one. Anyone out there have one to sell or lnow a resource when I can get one? Thanks!..." Contributed by Diana Nadeau firstname.lastname@example.org [04DEC2014]
NOTICE: "...Looking for patch for VP-56 1956-1958. email@example.com..." [23NOV2008]
NOTICE: "...VP-44 and VP-56 interested in information on co-operation of US Submarines and Naval Aviation in anti-submarine work (Blimps, Helios, P2, S-2, P-3, etc.). I have few photos of USS Guavina SS 362 with a CDR C. L. Lambing or Lambrig refueling from the submarine during demonstration work 1948 to 1960. Believe it is Marlin, P5M-2 plane #2 of VP-44. Any recall those days, photos or motion film would appreciate...Stephen Finnigan firstname.lastname@example.org, Curator, US NAVY Submarine Force Museum, NAVSUBASE NLON..." [26OCT2006]
NOTICE: "...I was a flight crew member in VP-56 from 1958-1961. My squadron had P5M-2 and we transitioned into P2Vs aprox 1960. I just found out that VP-56 had been disbanded in 1991, much to my sorrow. I was in hopes, after all these years that I could contact them and buy one of the coffee mugs bearing the squadrons logo (the one with the green dragon). Is it possible there might still be in existance anything with that logo? Thank you. Gary Helms email@example.com..." 24JUL2005
NOTICE: P2V Tour Information "...Damsel in Distress - Last A.S.W. Equipped Flying P2V Neptune is in need of restoration! A Gallant Lady who is the last ASW equipped flying P2V-7 Neptune needs our help. Would you believe there is only one, yes only one, ASW equipped P2V-7 still flying.
The P2 is located at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum in Reading Pa. We open the P2V for tours (this year - June 4th through the 6th, 2004) during selected airshows. This equates to thousands of viewers each year. Besides drawing former P2V crewmen, we also attract people who have no idea of what we went through. Remember this the Last of the Gallant ladies that is A.S.W. equipped and still flying (thanks to the Mid Atlantic Air Museum).
Bureau number 145915 was placed in service in 1954 and served in VP-7, VP-18, VP-21, VP-23, VP-30, VP-56, VP-66, VP-67, VP-92, or VP-94.
This Neptune is our last link to a grand and glorious period in Naval history. We draw thousands of people each year to view this aircraft. Our P2V is shown at the Museum and on tours. In order to continue to tour this aircraft it needs repairs.
For further information, please contact Jack Steventon firstname.lastname@example.org..." Contributed by Jack Steventon email@example.com [10APR2003]
"...P2V Neptune will be open for tours June 6th through the 8th, 2003 at Reading, Pa. See Flyer: P2V Tour Information..." Contributed by Jack Steventon firstname.lastname@example.org [11APR2004]
"...P2V Neptune will be open for tours June 4th through the 6th, 2004 at Reading, Pa. See Flyer: P2V Tour Information..." Contributed by Jack Steventon email@example.com [07APR2003]
"...P2V Neptune will be open for tours June 7th through the 9th, 2002 at Reading, Pa. See Flyer: P2V Tour Information..." Contributed by Jack Steventon firstname.lastname@example.org [22JAN2002]
"...P2V Neptune will be open for tours June 8th through the 10th, 2001 at Reading, Pa. See Flyer: P2V Tour Information..." Contributed by Jack Steventon email@example.com
"...P2V Neptune will be open for tours June 2th through the 4th, 2000 at Reading, Pa. See Flyer: P2V Tour Information..." Contributed by Jack Steventon firstname.lastname@example.org [25FEB2000]
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NOTICE: "...I served in VP 56 at NAS Norfolk from '53-'56 and I'm interested in obtaining a photo of the VP-56 Squadron personnel in dress whites taken (ca: 1954 I think) with the P5M's tied down in the background. It was a really neat photo! Taken on a typically foggy NAS Norfolk, Virginia morning, it's appearance is as a picture of a 'Ghost Squadron'. I am sure it is archived somewhere as it was an official Navy photograph. Thanks, John McKee email@example.com..." [29JAN2002]
NOTICE: "...Navy Establishing Augment Units For All FRS's Including VP-30..." Contributed by LCDR Robert J. Cable firstname.lastname@example.org [03DEC2003]
The Navy is scheduling the establishment of a Squadron Augment Unit (SAU) attached to VP-30 for 1 October, 2004. Final numbers have yet to be released, but the SAU is likely to total near 150 personnel composed of Officer and Enlisted instructors and maintenance personnel. The SAU has begun recruiting the advance party of 20 maintainers in the AD, AE, AT, AM, and AME rates. If you are interested in serving as a Selected Reservist in VP-30 SAU, have P-3 NEC's and P-3 experience within the last 6 years, and are within drilling distance of NAS Jacksonville, Florida, please call Naval Reserve Recruiting Area SE at 904-542-3320 ext 490 or the SAU OIC at 904-542-0990.
NOTICE: "...Does anyone remember a flight in VP-56 (1967 or 1968) from NAS Norfolk, Virginia to NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts and return, but deverted to NAS Elizabeth City, NC? It was a weekend training flight. I was on it, but I can't remember who else was with me....BROWN, Richard email@example.com..." [23FEB2003]
NOTICE: "...VP-56 1985-1988...Rene Perez and Abelino Cruces....where the heck are you?...David Demroo Demroo1@aol.com..." [14MAR2002]
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