VP40 SEAPLANE ERA squadron site
I added some more pictures to our 2018 Reunion tab, check them out. A LOT more to post up but I will get er done
These were taken on the General Jackson riverboat cruise on Saturday 9/8/18
We had our 2018 Reunion in Nashville, TN 9/5-9/9/2018
It is over, and from what I have heard everyone had a great time. The tours were delightfull,
I think Nashville was a good change of pace from San Diego and Pensacola.
but I must say we did not drink the amount of beer or booze that we did at the past reunions.
Partly because we were to busy on tours and partly because we are getting OLDER……
We even shut down the Ready Room earlier than usual.
We did receive some bad news during this time.. Mike Kane passed away Thursday from a heart attack. He was living in the Philippines.
If I receive an OBIT I will publish it here.
We voted and our next reunion in 2020 will be held in Jacksonville, FL.
I will move it back to October for that one.
I will post pictures from the reunion in the REUNION TAB 2018 on this site, hopefully next week, I will leave a post when available.
If anyone took pictures and they want to share them, PLEASE email them to me, either to:
ggfisk@vp40 OR email@example.com I will put them on the site.
If anyone has comments about the reunion please leave them on the 2018 Reunion TAB for all to enjoy.
I hope everyone made it home safe and sound.
See ya all in JAX (Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise)
This is an answer to the phone calls I have received
The Uniform of the Day is:
every day EXCEPT for Sat night dinner/pictures is causal, I expect it to be HOT in Nashville
For Sat night pictures and dinner long pants jacket tie if desired.
see ya there
We now have 89 attendees.
I wil depart for Nashville Tues AM,
my cell phone # is (828)423-2106
I can be reached on it…please leave a message if dnecessary
The time is almost here for the 2018 Reunion.
I hope to see you all there.
I am still planning on having a P8A flyin on Friday 7/7 for us to tour.
I have an old Navy/FAA friend who has his own winery and he has graciously decided to provide his Wine with our VP40 labels on it.
They should be collector items, so be sure to come and try it.
I have created a Challenge Coin for VP40, They will be for sale at the reunion. These will be a must have for all VP40 people.
I have posted the FINAL Attendee list on the 2018 REUNION tab on this site.
I have hired a music group to perform for the Sat night dinner and after. They will also be in the Ready Room Thurs night.
Be sure to bring your “dancin shoes” or Boots
Any questions contact me
(828)423-2106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I am waiting to verify if VP30 will be able to bring a P8A, which is the P3 replacement to our reunion for a tour for us.
I am asking for it on Friday 9/7/18, It will be at the airport BNA and sometime around noon. I will post it here if it is a go.
We stil have some people who have NOT made their hotel reservations, and NOT returned their registration forms back to me..
IT is time to “shit or get off the pot” as my grandpa used to say.
If you do not get this done by July 30 you will probably not get to go to the events planned and will have to pay more for rooms if even available.
I also have a good friend that is making us wine from his winery in Houston with our VP40 logo labels on them. A great keepsake….
see ya there
(828)505-8013 or (828)423-2106
COME and JOIN THE PARTY y’all
HAPPY JULY 4th
Remember why we celebrate this day ?
The founding of the greatest country ever, under the Constitution of the United States of America
GOD BLESS AMERICA
I am please to announce a new member to our group.
Neal Freeman was a PNSN while in VP40 from 12/57 to 9/58
Please welcome Neal to our group. He added this comment:
I was 17 when I arrived at Sangley Point, and I knew it all at that point- grew up that year.
Neal I think that could be said of a LOT of our members. The NAVY will do that for you.
That is one reason I am in favor of reinstating the DRAFT for ALL young men and women.
I have updated the attendee roster as of 6/25/18.
Here is the link to the reunion info.
Time is running out to insure you will have our special hotel room rate AND to insure you will
be included on our day/night trips.
do not delay any longer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lets have a GREAT reunion while we can still enjoy them.
Any questions please contact me
I am sorry to announce that Rus Fredrick passed away on 6/20/2018 after a long bout of illness.
Rus was a LTJG while in VP40 from 1956-1958.
He had many fiends in our group and will be missed by us all.
here is his OBIT:
I have been notified by Joe Chandler that Donald Glaub passed away on May 15,2018