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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.

20 Responses to Welcome Shipmates

  1. Jerry Bowman

    Jerry (BO) Bowman
    If any of you know how to reach Bruce Hart please let me know.

  2. James fleming

    I am looking for Charles Mott I was in vp 40 from 1963 to 1966

  3. Paul Fuller

    I’m looking for an AE Named Joe Blagoue. He worked on searchlights in the late 50’s, early 60’s. We were in boot camp and A school together.

  4. Allan "Putt Putt" Orevette

    An old shipmate contacted me as a result of seeing this website. AO3 Darrell Kimbrough flew with me in crew four in the early sixties. It’s greet to hook up with old shipmates after all these years!

  5. Merwyn Hickey

    I have been looking for any info on my being in VP 40 from 1960 to 1963. I had lost about all the paperwork that I had,I just recently applied for VA benefits and could not remember dates ,But i accidently found this page and saw cruise books and i found me .I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    • Guy Fisk

      you are welcome. We are all former members of the best Patrol Squadron in the U.S. Navy (VP-40)and
      anytime or anything we can do to help each other we will do it. You are more than welcome to join our group.
      and attend our reunions.
      Guy Fisk

      • Merwyn Hickey

        I would like to join the group as it has brought back many memories and names that i had forgotten

    • Tom McClelland

      hickey, did you return to Ft Worth or stay in the Philippines? I have often wondered what happen to you and Murphy.


    Reconsideration approved Vietnam service. A.O.

  7. Bruce Barth

    I have several types of 3 view drawings available. Please contact me.

    • Alan

      I’d appreciate a large, 8.5 x 11 3 view, if you have it. Enclose with reply e-mail.


    • Alan Biggerstaff

      Hi Bruce still looking for a good fairly large 3 view.


  8. Alan

    Anyone have 3 view drawing available of the Marlin?

  9. Kevin Finch

    Hello, My Father, Marvin (Bucky) Finch,was a member of the crew that flew the The last plane from North Island to the Pauxetant River(not sure if the spelling is right), Where the Smithsonian Instute took possession of it. Old pictures show the crews names near the nose of the aircraft, however the refurbished one in Pensacola has painted it over and not replaced it. Anyone have good photos of it, with the names still attached? Dad is still alive and doing well, would love to give him photo’s

  10. buddman

    Hi from Ltjg Clifford Budd (1961-1964). Let me know how some of you are doing?????
    email me at:

  11. Jim Morgan

    This is a great web site, Guy! Thanks for drawing my attention to it. We have some great history with Ten Boat now on display in Hangar Bay One, Pensacola Air Museum. Looks like someone took an ugly stick to our Panel!

  12. Guy Fisk

    POSTS are found on the PLAN OF THE DAY Tab

  13. Guy Fisk

    I am moving comments to various tabs, most are on the Arrivals & Departures Tab

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