VP40 SEAPLANE ERA squadron site
Thanks for all of you that responded to my post about dues payments.
I have received dues from 13 people so far. Keep em coming !!!!
We will keep this group alive and well.
Finally I think we can have a reunion.
Place Holiday Inn Bayside
San Diego, CA
contact Guy Fisk
I will post more info here Under the Reunion 2022 Tab when it is available.
see ya there !!!!!!!!!!!!
STAY SAFE everyone
It is that time again.
Most of the members have not paid their dues
for 2022 Most of the members have not paid their dues for 2020,2021.
I will not collect on dues before 2020. I will be happy if everyone paid for everything
within that time frame.
Our dues are $20 per year, as voted on at our 2018 reunion.
PLEASE PAY THEM
my address is
575 Sandy Flat Mountain Road
Fletcher, NC 28732
Here is the latest info from the VA
They have added 6 more presumptive deceases attributed to AO.
If you have filed and been turned down FILE AGAIN.
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving season.
eat Harty and be well
We will have our VP40 reunion In San Diego, CA in Oct 2022.
I do not have a date yet. We have not had a reunion since 2018 due to the Covid 19
pandemic. Enough is enough………………..lets do it while we can still remember it.
Stay tuned for more info as it develops.
Our former shipmates are dropping like flies, so We will attempt a reunion in 2022.
This will put us back o the normal schedule of East Coast/West Coast reunions.
I have been informed that Tom Bigley passed away on 9/03/2021
His wife passed away earlier this year and Tom had a stoke and was not able to walk much.
He fell , hit his head and survived for a couple of days is all.
I will publish his Obit when I receive it.
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST
We are definitely getting to be the OLD generation, and I for one do not LIKE it.
We are losing to many of our fellow shipmates lately.
Where the hell is that magic pill at ???
I am sorry to pass this out.
Dick Pennington died on Sunday 7/18/21.
he had heart problems for awhile and finally it beat him. Dick was in my crew for awhile. I last had lunch with him and Bob Kinner a couple of years ago.
RIP my friend and crewmate.
Harold R. “Richard” Pennington, 79, of Eaton, OH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Reid Hospice in Richmond, with his family by his side. Born November 22, 1941 in Wharton, West Virginia, he is preceded in death by parents Todd Waller and Pearl (Hampton) Waller. Richard served with the US Navy during the Vietnam War from1961 – 1966. His military training was as an airplane mechanic, but he also flew as a crew member of a Martin P5M Marlin. After being discharged from the Navy, he worked as a machinist for Standard Register in Dayton for well over 30 years. After leaving Standard Register, he continued working several other jobs, finally retiring in 2006. A member of Bolivar Masonic Lodge # 82 F & AM of Eaton, he was a participant in Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council, Scottish Rite and Jerusalem Commandry # 75 York Rite. He would put out a yearly vegetable garden and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
On August 18, 1972, Richard married his sweetheart Donna F. Flory. Together they spent nearly 49 years as husband and wife. That marriage brought two sons Thomas Pennington of Hilliard, OH and Chris Pennington and wife Katie of Miamisburg; he was Papaw to Sandy and Tyler Pennington; a brother to Carolyn Waller Wright of Parkersburg, West Virginia, Toby Waller and wife Glenna of Williams Mountain, West Virginia and Marilyn Doss of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and a special friend to Charlie and Ginny Thackrey of Camden and Bob and Joy Kinner of Middletown.
Friends may call on the family from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Friday, July 23, 2021 at the Preble Memory Gardens Funeral Center at Preble Memory Gardens – 3377 US Rt. 35 E. – West Alexandria, OH. Masonic funeral rites will be held at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow at Preble Memory Gardens Cemetery with military honors rendered by members of the US Navy. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Reid Hospice – 1100 Reid Pkwy – Suite 125 – Richmond, IN 47374-1157.
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I am VERY sorry to announce that Roland passed away on
Friday July 9,2021. His nephew contacted me. I will post his Obit here when I receive it.