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Welcome Shipmates





The Last Flight


This is a place to re-connect, tell a story or two, browse some pictures and refresh your memory . Brown shoes welcome aboard!

This former Seaplane Era group of VP40 Airdales is now accepting ANY VP40 Airdales. We have expanded our group to include all VP40 former/current VP40 personnal. You are welcome to join our group, attend our reunions, and receive newsletters/ rosters of members etc.
Please fill out the info below for more info on our group.
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108 Responses to Welcome Shipmates

  1. AEC Paul Heller

    I was assigned duty in VP 40 in 1970 after 4 years in 31 as IFE.

  2. Bill "Willie" Sutton

    I served in VP40 (flew Ist Radio) from Oct 1957- June 1959, was AT3. I'd like to say hello to any of the "old timers" that may have remembered Bill "Willie" Sutton or the "Rose Garden" in Cavite City, PI. My 83 year old memory isn't what it once was so I don't remember a lot of the names, etc. from back in the day. After discharge in 59 returned to the PI and opened the Rosa Garden. Stayed a few years then returned to the States. Worked classified jobs for several companies (Sanders, Loral and Lockheed/Martin). Spent time in VN and the Sand Box for an interesting career. Retired from Lockheed in 98. Would like to hear from anyone that may be willing to email.

    • Guy Fisk

      You are welcome to join our group.
      I will email you membership form. fill out include dues and mail to me. I will then send you a current roster with names, address, phone, email etc.
      You are welcome to attend our reunions every 2 years. Next one is Oct 7-11,2020 in Jacksonville, FL.
      Guy Fisk

    • edward mckinley

      Hi this is ed{mac}mckinley i served in vp 40 the same time you did i was an AE2 and was in f[ighf crew 6after discharge in 59 i returned to staten island ny and went back to schooj. i then became a banker and after 35 years retired 1995.inow spent the winters in florida and the summers in my with my family and grand children

  3. kirby V hamm

    Kirby Hamm AOC Retired,
    I was in the squadron form 1962 – 1965. Following the transition from Sangley Pt. back to San Diego, I was reassigned to VP31 Det A. where I was part of the transition team for the P3A Aircratf. Flowing this tour I returned to VP-40 flowed by a short tour In VA-55 aboard the USS Hancock CVA19.My final tour was with the Commander Patrol Wing Pacific (CPWP} Where I retired Aug 1980. Continued my support of the P3 Program, while working for Lockheed Burbank Calif until I retired 2000. Now retired and enjoying a leisure life in northern Texas.

    • Guy Fisk

      glad to hear you are still among us…
      I hope you are well enough to attend the reunion in Oct.

  4. James L.Stull

    Guy I was a member and had misplaced my info. It is now found. I am also computer dumb so bear with me. I would like to rejoin I was at 1991 and 2014 reunion. I was in vp40 1965 to 1968. Please let me know what I need to know what to do to rejoin. I would really like to go to the Jax reunion.

  5. bb000

    You ought to be a part of a contest for one of the best sites on the web.
    I will highly recommend this blog!

  6. Kevin Williams YN3

    James Hackney this is for you. This is Williams was in Ops/Trng Flights and Scheds. I do remember you along with others in tge Maint Dept.

    • Kevin Williams

      Still looking for James Hackney. Do you still live in Texas? If so I'm not far from Waco.

  7. James N, Hackney

    Looking for members of VP-40 at Moffat Field Naval Air Station during 1975-78.

  8. Dennis McNicholas

    I was on that last flight in the pic of QE10.

    • James Brown

      I was on that flight also, I was the panel operator nick name JIMBO I believe you were in ord. I believe you relieved Ron Parker when he got injured.

  9. Craig Olson

    Great Site! Laging Handa!

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