VP40 SEAPLANE ERA squadron site
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
As of 5/30/2018 I have received responses and payment from 41 people
that will be attending the reunion in Sept this year. I know some of you have told me you will be attending
but have NOT sent me the paperwork and payment to verify this.
It is time to get er done folks .
If you are still procrastinating about coming, you will miss out on one of the best reunions we have had if
you decide to not attend. After all we are getting older every year and our memories are growing fainter each year.
Now is the time to renew those fond years of old.
Do not delay on reserving your hotel reservation any longer.
I have to have a head count AND payment to the hotel and the tour agency by August 5,2018
If you are not on that list by then you may miss out on your hotel rooms AND the trips also.
thank you and I hope to see you all there !!
I am very sorry to report that Joseph Bernard Daugherty Jr (Bernie) passed away May 3, 2018.
He has had some health issues for a few months and it finally caught up with him. A P5M plane could not get him
but his health did.
Here is his OBIT.
Joseph Daughtery Jr.
Joseph Bernard Daugherty Jr., 76, of Granite City, IL, passed away at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Highland Health Care in Highland, IL.
He was born Jan. 19, 1942 in St. Louis, MO to the late Joseph Bernard and Lucille, nee Byrd, Daugherty Sr.
On Jan. 21, 1967, he and Jean Zimmerman were married in Madison, IL, and she survives in Granite City.
Mr. Daugherty was a U.S Navy Vietnam veteran (Aviation Electrician) and after his military service had been a Quality Insurance Inspector for the Civil Service. He was a member of VP-40 and was the sole survivor of a QE-1 VP-40 crash Aug. 2, 1962 in the Philippines. He had a passion for genealogy and inventing, enjoyed fishing, and was an entrepreneur. He was a strong veterans’ advocate, assisting other vets on disability.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sons: Devon and Matthew Daugherty; 2 sisters: Donna Carter and Connie Crippen; and his step-father: Wally Crippen.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are 3 sons: Joseph Bernard (Tamara) Daugherty III of St. Louis, MO, John Daugherty of Worden, IL and Gerald Daugherty of San Leon, TX; 6 grandchildren: Brendyn, Megan, Nathan, Katelyn, Erin and Cody; 2 brothers: Bill and Bruce Daugherty; and 3 sisters: Barb Coonce, Bonnie (Kenny) Hamontree and Beverly (Lee) Asher.
Memorials may be made to Disable American Veterans. Arrangements with online information available at www.wojstrom.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory, Granite City, IL.
Funeral: Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.
WOJSTROM FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Granite City, IL
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 8, 2018
I have received info from the hotel on booking your rooms, I hope this will
fix the problems some people are having about the reservations and rates .
Here is link to info http://vp40.com/reunions/2018-reunion-nashville-tn/
I have also updated the reunion roster as of 5/8/2018
see ya all there