Patrol Squadron Two Assn

 

Dedicated to preserving the memories of our VP2 shipmates

Truculent Turtle Project Pages
This link to view Anne Gulliver's Turtle Movie

The Brotherhood

    "I now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite.  Not to tell stories or look at old pictures.  Not to laugh or weep.  Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted at their best; men who suffered and sacrificed, who were stripped of their humanity.  I did not pick these men.  They were delivered by fate and the military.  But I know them in a way I know no other men.  I have never given anyone such trust.  They were willing to guard something more precious than my life.  They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me.  It was part of the bargain we all made,  the reason we were so willing to die for one another.  As long as I have memory, I will think of them all, every day.  I am sure that when I leave this world, my last thought will be of my family and my comrades... Such good men."

--Author Unknown--  (submitted by Dino Vlahakis via Vic Gulliver, 17Jan2007)


The association has been advised that George A Porter passed away on 31Mar2014 after a brief hospital stay.  From April 1952 to Feb 1955 he served in Patrol Squadron Two as an electronics technician.  An obituary is here.      [nvsoar]


New to the Patrol Squadron Two Association
A Big Welcome to

Feb2014 - Joseph and Myrna Schneider ('51-'54)

Field Day at the Whidbey Patrol Squadron Memorial
Images here
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==>> 2014Reunion, 30 Oct-03Nov; Charleston, SC <<==

      The Charleston reunion, the 16th biennial gathering of Patrol Squadron Two veterans and their families, is in the advanced planning stages.  The December 2013 Newsletter contained the initial registration information.  The June 2014 Newsletter will contain all the final details for registration and tour selection.

    
Jim Welch and Vic Gulliver are coordinating the reunion planning.  Please contact them if you have any questions, or if you would be available to assist in any way.
                         (japwelch751@gmail.com;  vicgulliver@comcast.net)

    Useful Links:
       
- Reunion Schedule
        - A list of those planning to attend
        - Details about the hotel - Crowne Plaza Charleston Airport
        - Reunion registration form
        - Tour descriptions
        - Form for tour selections, tour payment, and banquet entree selection

         Looking forward to seeing you there.

   


=====> May God Bless America and all those serving to defend our freedom. <=====

VP-2 Squadronmates are encouraged to register with and to join the Association.

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The Whidbey Patrol Squadron Memorial; Oak Harbor, WA
Sponsored by the Patrol Squadron Two Assn; Dedicated in Sep2006


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At first, in the 1930s, there was the PM-4, and the with a second beginning in 1943 (VPB-130) there was the Ventura, then the Harpoon, and then the Neptune!

The Truculent Turtle was one of the first Neptunes, setting the 1946 non refueled non-stop distance record on a flight from Perth, Australia to Columbus, Ohio that persisted for years.




The 2010 gathering of Patrol Squadron Two Association veterans decided to take on the task of sponsoring the Truculent Turtle; now perched in the new hangar at the National Naval Aviation Museum; Sherman Field, Pensacola, Florida.  A painting of the Truculent Turtle in flight by Robert Fiacco has been donated to the Turtle endowment.  It is posted below the sponsors listing on the endowment page.  More on the Turtle here.







The Post Neptune Era






PV-1 Ventura
PV-2 Harpoon
PV-3 Ventura II (recycled from UK)

P2V-1_SB2  Miramar
Art Hoffman, 1948    
P2V-2_SB2  Miramar
Art Hoffman, 1948

P2V-3_SB8_Ice_Patrol
Baldur Sveinsson Collection
P2V-4_SB2_BuNo_124245
Okinawa


P2V-5

P2V-5F

Silver P2V-7
P2V-7

P2V-7s

Maintained by Doug Donohue  PO Box 2894  Gardnerville  NV  89410  nvsoar@charter.net
Dec2010
  Contributions and constructive comments are welcome.