Remarks: Overall view of the VF-84 ("The Jolly Rogers") flight line with A/C displaying their distinctive skull and cross bones high visibility paint schemes. VF-84 was one of the last squadrons to transition to the low visibility grey paint scheme.
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.
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/C assigned to Fighter Squadron 84 (VF-84 "The Jolly Rogers") and was the mount of the Air Group Commander, (CAG). Photographed on the VF-84 flight line, NAS Oceana, just prior to their disestablishment.
Remarks: "Pelican 4" assigned to Patrol Squadron 44 (VP-44, NAS Norfolk, VA.), displaying the original white over dark sea blue paint scheme. A/C was photographed while on a routine ASW patrol mission off the East Coast over the Atlantic ocean.
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: This A/C has been fully restored after having been severely damaged by a surface to air missle on 9 April 1972. It is currently being exhibited at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio.
Remarks: A recently restored rare Douglas B-23 Dragon (Only38 Built) for the USAAF. Was assigned USAAF reg. # 39-0051, after military service, maintained civilian registration N61Y during the 1940's and 50's. It is currently displayed at the Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, AZ., on loan from the USAF Museuem.
Remarks: A/C was assigned to VX-4, Pt. Mugu, CA. It was displaying the one time commemorative markings for the celebration of the BiCentential of the Constitution of the United States. The pilot of this aircraft was a member of the British Royal Air Force. It was touring on the air show circuit in 1976.
Remarks: A/C is actually a P2V-5F (designation preceeding the SP designation) displaying the markings of Patrol squadron 44 (VP-44, " The Pelicans") shown flying in formation for a photo op while on ASW patrol in the Atlantic ocean off the Virginia capes.