Patrol Squadron Two Assn

 

Dedicated to preserving the memories of our VP2 shipmates


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)

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==>> 2016 Reunion Oak Harbor, WA; Best Western <<==
Scheduled for 25-29 August 2016
update 03Dec15:  See the Dec newsletter - here
See who is planning to attend - here
 2016 Reunion Event Schedule


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Read the Feb 2016 cruise report from Dave Finley here.
Hear the embellished report at the Oak Harbor reunion!
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====> Truculent Turtle - Breaking News - 29Jan2016  <====
Links to a couple of videos:
Perth - preparations and takeoff - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-JoM0rmDfs
From the Old Fliers Group, Western Australia  - http://oldfliersgroup.org.au
Video on the flight of the Turtle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LoxY-hqJXY


New to the Patrol Squadron Two Association
A Big Welcome to

Jan2015 - #601 - Ken Price ('52-'54)
Mar2015 - #602 - Frank and Rossy Collins ('63-'67)
Mar2015 - #603 - Bob and Irma Guthrie (50-52)
Nov2015 - #604 - Anthony and Simmie Mills (65-67)
Dec2015 - #605 - Cleo and Teresa Paine (67-69)
Jan2016 - #606 - Dan and Philomena Salfisberg (63-65)
Feb2016 - #607 - Garfield Van Aller (62-65)

Recently Deceased:
Linda Scanlan (spouse of Don Scanlan 60-63) May2015;

Thomas W. Skoblicki (63-66; 68-69) May2015;  Thomas Madigan (51-53) Jun2015;
Joseph Brown (58-60) Jun2015; 
Charles Balchunas (56-59) Aug15;
Sandra Irene Growney (Spouse of William Growney 55-57) Aug2015;

Elizabeth “Beegee” Boniface (Spouse of Capt. John Boniface 49-51) Aug2015
Robert 'Jake' Jacobs (65-66) Nov2015
Carl L Hansen (67-69) Dec2015
Capt Thomas 'Jack' Keene (62-65) Feb2016
Patsy Lee Branscomb (Spouse of Max Branscomb (57-60) Mar2016
Harry Ferrier (62-64) Apr2016

==> 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.

(click on the image for a larger version)
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)147961-yc5-640b.jpg

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

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