2012 Reunion @ San Diego, CA

This is the page to find info on the 2012 reunion. I will update it when needed..

Oct 11/2012
The 2012 Reunion is over, thank you for all the people who attended and contributed to its sucess.

here are some pictures and video of the reunion.


Here are the videos
READY ROOM 01 2012 reunion 001
READY ROOM 02 2012 reunion 002
READY ROOM 03 2012 reunion 003

FINAL UPDATE 9/28/2012

This is the final final attendees list as of 9/28/12.

2012 VP40 REUNION ROSTER 9-28-12

I have had 3 people cancel

Bob Foss, Allan Prevette, and Gordon Benson.

UPDATE 9/25/2012

so much for the FINAL attendees list. It has been revised, here it is.

2012 VP40 REUNION ROSTER 9-25-12

UPDATE 9/23/2012

Here is the FINAL ?? 2012 Reunion attendees list as of 9/23/12.

2012 VP40 REUNION ROSTER 9-23-12

UPDATE 9/15/2012

Congratulations. As of 9/15/12 I have received 56 member reunion forms back with 45 guests,

for a total of 101 people attending the 2012 Reunion Oct 3-7,2012 in San Diego, CA

I still have a few people who have not sent me their form that have expressed that they will be there.

If you still need to make your hotel reservations do not delay much longer. As for the forms I need 5 days notice.

We will have a GREAT time so DO NOT MISS IT. Each passing reunion we get older and more forgetfull?? 

I will post a final list  of attendees 9/29/12 before I leave to go out there.

UPDATE 9/8/2012

I added the current SAN Diego Guide 2012. It is in PDF format. Goto  the PLAN of the DAY Tab

 look on the right side of the page under LINKS. It is large (20 MB) so it might take some time to load. It would be better to download it and read it offline

if you have a slow internet connection.

Also  I am posting a list of all the people that have sent me their forms and or have told me that they are attending. It is current as of today 9/8/12. It also is in PDF format

 2012 reunion roster members 9-8-12

So far we  have  53 members signed up and 45 guests.

If I have left off anyone please contact me.

Guy Fisk

UPDATE 8/29/2012

As of today 8/29 I have 66 people that have made hotel reservations for the reunion. I know some of you have NOT done it yet,

but remember you can reserve your room and cancel it if need be and they will not charge you with at least 1 day notice.

I show 75 people who have sent their forms and paid for the reunion, and I know of some who have NOT done it yet.

I only need a few days notice for the dinners but if you can please confirm with me and the hotel it will make planning a litle bit easier for us

thanks and hope to see you all there in San Diego. We will have FUN and you do not want to miss it !!!!!!!!!!!

We will have a computer and 8 ft projector that will be showing pictures and videos of VP40 and related subjects. This will be for at least 1 hour a day in the ready room.

times to be announced at the reunion.

Also an “open Mike” each day for those who would like to tell a sea story or two.

 We will have some items to purchase also. i.e. ballcaps, teeshirts, logo patches, license plate frames

The 2012 VP40 (seaplane era) reunion will be as follows:

Wednesday October 3, 2012 check in
Depart Sunday October 7, 2012

Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
4875 North Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92106
Phone: 619-224-3621 – Fax: 619-224-1787
web site http://www.holinnbayside.com/map.htm
room rates $105 +tax/night .
Be sure and tell the hotel that you are with the VP40 reunion group for the special rate.
I have reserved rooms from Monday Oct 2 until Sunday Oct 7 for that rate, before or after that you are on your own.

READY ROOM – Hospitality Room will be the Harborview Room
The room will open Thursday-Saturday 7:00 AM -11:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM- 11:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

10/3 Wednesday
check in at the ready room.
5:00PM – 6:00 PM –Welcome Reception in the Harborview Room

10/4 Thursday
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM –Western Barbeque at the Poolside Deck
Tossed Green Salad with Ranch and Italian dressings
Pineapple Coleslaw
Chicken and Ribs
Texas Style Beans
Baked Potato
Corn on the Cob
Apple Pie
Corn Bread
Fresh Brewed Kona Coffee, Decaf and Asst. Hot Herbal Tea

10/5 Friday
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Banquet Dinner in the California Room
Caesar Salad
Beef Bourguignon, Top Sirloin sautéed with Mushrooms, topped with a
Burgundy Sauce and served over a bed of Fettuccini
Macadamia Chicken – Tender Boneless Breast of Chicken mesquite
grilled and served with Macadamia Nut Amaretto Cream Sauce
Roasted Red Potatoes with Garlic & Herbs
Fresh Vegetable Du Jour
Rolls and Butter
Black Forest Cake
Fresh Brewed Kona Coffee, Decaf and Asst. Hot Herbal Tea

The guest speaker for the dinner will be VADM Allen G. Myers.

A photographer will be on site from 5:30 until 9:00. We will take 1 member group photo, 1 spouse group photo.
They will also be available for smaller group/personal photo’s as well. They can be purchased and picked up that night.

10/6 Saturday
Members only Meeting 1:00 – 3:00 PM
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – FILIPINO BUFFET DINNER in the Harborview Room
Pancit Canton
Chicken Adobo
Lumpia with dipping sauce
Rice, chicken fried rice
Entertainment following dinner is a Philippine Dance Company. They will be performing 8 traditional Filipino dances in their native costumes.
Audience participation in the tinikling dance will be accepted.

10/7 Sunday
12:00 Check out Ready Room closed.
I look forward to seeing you all there in San Diego

Here is the FORM to fill out and mail back to me (with payment) if you plan on  attending the reunion. registration and meals 2012 reunion

I am asking each member to reach out to someone they remember, who is not on our current member roster and inform them about our group.
Mention our reunions and they will be welcome to attend. Mention that we do have a web site now and they can look at it and maybe help them decide.
I am sure I do not have to tell you that some of us are getting older and to maintain this group we must keep our membership growing.


5 responses to “2012 Reunion @ San Diego, CA”

  1. Roland Edmunds Avatar
    Roland Edmunds

    I really enjoyed the reunion in San Diego. It was great seeing old friends and making new ones. I sure hope to make it to Pensacola.in 2014!!! Roland Edmunds

    1. Guy Fisk Avatar

      thank you for joining and atending the reunion Roland. I enjoyed your stories. Also thank you for lending me your cruise book. I will copy it, post it on our web site, then return it to you.

  2. Guy Fisk Avatar

    Greetings, to All!

    Due to our German-American Grand Daughter’s graduation (double Masters’ from Bonn University and University of Aberdeen) celebration in Irvine, CA and Durango, CO; Sue and I deeply regret that we will be unable to attend the wonderful VP-40 Reunion in San Diego, CA as scheduled. The family graduation celebrations will take place during the scheduled VP-40 Reunion days, and shortly thereafter, we all head up to Durango, CO for several weeks.

    Guy Fisk, and so many others, have worked hard to put the Reunion together. Bravo Zulu! I had looked forward to meeting our former shipmates after so many years of our respective journeys. Thank you Guy, for all that you have done to bring this Reunion together.

    As our VP-40 shipmates’ ranks become more reduced and more challenging each passing year; it is important to honor, remember and respect all those fine young men who kept our P5Ms airworthy around the clock, and those aircrew who trusted the young and untested pilots over the South China Seas, to get the mission done and get them home again. The dedication and hard, hard work in the sweaty, hot and blistering sun of NAS Sangley Point, and other duty stations, where those aircrew and ground crew maintainers labored, is not ever forgotten. The leadership of our CPO’s, Senior Petty Officers and our Aviation Strikers and many more, did the hard work to keep the aircrews safe and ready. There is no means to repay these men for what they did under the most challenging of conditions; except to state we thank you, we deeply respect you and we
    honor you for all that you achieved to keep us safe and ready. And get home again.

    The late and beloved LCPO Frank Humphreys taught me more about basic leadership and fairness, than most any other individual in VP-40. The late CAPT Jack Clinton taught all of us what great leadership can produce under very challenging circumstances. To these two fine men, I owe a debt which can never be fully repaid. They, and others, shaped the lives of officers and men alike for the future. The best gift we can bestow upon them and honor so many of our VP-40 shipmates, past and present, is to bequeath the ethics and leadership we learned while we served VP-40, our Naval Forces and our Great Country; and pass those qualities on to our families, our friends and our communities as well. That is the legacy by which to permanently honor our shipmates and the most fond memories of those no longer among us.

    Best regards to each and every one attending the VP-40 Reunion and to those who could not attend. Go Navy!

    Jerry K. Loeb


    Mabuhay. Plan to join you with my daughter Lnda. will arrive 3 Oct. Look forward to seeing the old group. Is anyone playing GOLF?

    1. Guy Fisk Avatar

      I look forward to seeing all the “old” group as well. I will bring my sticks with me.
      Perhaps we can get a match going. (I just want a few strokes. a side..)

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