Remarks: Overall view of the VP-44 and VP-56 flight line at the Breezy Point seaplane base on Willoughby Bay at NAS Norfolk. This was a period of aircraft transition for both squadrons.. In the foreground can be seen the outgoing Martin P5M "Marlins" and in the background the replacement Lockheed P2V "Neptunes" Note the differing paint schemes on the P5M's. Image shot from the control tower. Refer to image #5618617 for different view the area. (original image was an 8X10 color photograph, scanned on an Epson V700 flatbed scanner)
Remarks: There are not to many duel seat Harriers in the USMC inventory so when I saw this example in beautiful sunlight it really made my day!! By the way, the registration number is on the tail but can you spot it?
Remarks: Overall aerial view of Willoughby Bay at Naval Air Station Norfolk (VA.) with Chambers field (KNGU) in the background and the VP-44 flight line at the Breezy Point seadrome in the foreground. Note the two P5M-2 Martin "Marlins" in the process of being launched by the beaching crews. (Photo shot from a rotating VP-44 P5M-2 after having just taken off. See image #7081886 for a different view.)
Remarks: A Mk-36 aerial mine being loaded aboad a P2V-5F (LM-5) for a scheduled ASW mission , displaying the markings of Patrol Squadron 44 ("The Pelicans"), by squadron ordinance personell. Photographed at the Naval Air Station Norfolk.
Remarks: A/C was assigned to Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44, "The Golden Pelicans") and was one of the last operational flying boats on the East Coast, at the time the squadron was transitioning to the P2V Neptune. Photographed at the Norfolk Naval Air Station Breezy Point Seadrome.