VP-24
was VA(HM)-13 from 1957 to 1959.
NAME: Batmen
TAIL CODES: HA ('53 to mid '57) / LR (from mid '57)
Established: 19. August 1948
Disestablished:  30 April 1995
Last Updated: April 23, 2012.
Changed format: November 23, 2001
1000 pixel photo of 147969 added January 30, 2004
1000 pixel photos of
128331, 140978 and 141242 added September 8, 2004.
Photos of
135550 added December 16, 2004.
Large photos of
128406, 131406, 131451, 131467, 131522, 131556, 131557, 131559, 131565, 140159,
141235, 141241, 141251, 143172, 143175, 143176, 145917, 145922, 147946 and 148362 added December 21, 2004.
Two new photos of
135588 added March 25, 2005.
Photo of
131555 added April 13, 2005.
Photo updated and 1000 pixel photo of 147969 added October 20, 2005.
Photos of 128396 added March 20, 2006
Photo of 140159 added April 19, 2006
New photos of 135567 and 148348 added October 21, 2007
Photo of 147947 added February 21, 2008.
Color photos of 128331 and 131406 added February 4, 2010
1000 pixel photo of 131555 added April 8, 2010.
Photos of
131412 added April 23, 2012


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Known Neptunes of VP-24 as of November 22, 2001
batgirla-256.JPG (29180 bytes)

P2V-5F 128331
128331_LR1_5909xx_JMF_Blb_40_256.JPG (10205 bytes)
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Photographed at Blackbushe in England in September 1959 by Jack M. Friell.
New January 4, 2010
128331b-lr1-256.jpg (8912 bytes)
1000 pixels (New January 10, 2010)
Photographed by Robin A. Walker at Blackbushe, England on May 16, 1959 and used with his permission.
Note photo marked as VA-HM-13 which was the designation VP-24 carried from 1. July 1956 to 1. July 1959
Courtesy AB-PIC
P2V-5F 128331
128331-lr1-256.JPG (10205 bytes)
1000 pixels (New September 8, 2004
Photographed at Blackbushe in England in 1959.
Information from Peter Norris tells me that these were taken in September 1959.
P2V-5F 128331
128331b_LR1_256.jpg
Photographed at Blackbushe in England in 1959.
New November 28, 2002

Information from Peter Norris tells me that these were taken in September 1959.
P2V-5F, 128396
128396_LR11_256.jpg (9156 bytes)
1000 pixels
Photographed in Malta in 1958 by Bruce Sahlman, courtesy Andy Massa.
New March 20, 2006
P2V-5F, 128396
128396+LR11_256.jpg (9156 bytes)
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Photographed in Malta in 1958 by Bruce Sahlman, courtesy Andy Massa.
New March 20, 2006 
 
P2V-5F, 128406
128406-lr8-256.jpg (9156 bytes)
1000 pixels (New January 10, 2010)
Photographed by Robin A. Walker at Blackbushe, England on July 10, 1959 and used with his permission.
Courtesy AB-PIC
   
P2V-5F, 131406,
131406a-lr4-256.jpg (8376 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Photographed at Blackbushe, England, on 6. Sept 1958. Courtesy Air Britain
P2V-5F, 131406,
131406_LR4_5909xx_JMF_Blb_06_256.jpg (9335 bytes)
1000 pixels
Photographed at Blackbushe, England, on 6. Sept 1958 by Jack M. Friell
New Februray 4, 2010
 
P2V-5F, 131412,
131412_LR7_Brunsw_256.JPG
1000 pixels
Photographed in Brunswick in 1959.
New April 23, 2012
   
P2V-5F, 131437,
131437-lr10-256.JPG
Photographed in 1957 or 58 by Ray Jobes. Included for historical continuity.
   
P2V-5F, 131441,
131441-lr12-256.JPG
Photographed in 1957 or 58 by Ray Jobes. Included for historical continuity.
   
P2V-5F, 131445,
131445_LR5_256.jpg (6581 bytes)
1000 pixels (New April 8,2010)
Photographed off and in Malta probably in 1958. Courtesy Andy Massa.
P2V-5F, 131445,
131451-lr8-256.jpg (6581 bytes)
Photographed off and in Malta probably in 1958. Courtesy Andy Massa.
 
P2V-5F, 131451,
131451-lr8-256.jpg (6581 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Photographed at Prestwick, Scotland in May 1959, by Wilfred White
Note VA-HM-13 markings.
   
P2V-5F, 131467,
131467-lr2-256.jpg (8506 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Photographed at Blackbushe, England, on 14. August 1959. Courtesy Air Britain.
   
P2V-5F, 131522,
131522-lr3-256.jpg (9335 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Photographed in England in 1959. Courtesy MAP
   
P2V-6M, 131555
131555_HA2_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed in 1955 by E. Haney. Courtesy Lionel Paul Collection.
New April 13, 2005 
   
P2V-6M, 131556
131556-ha3-256.jpg (7066 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Photographed at NAS Alameda on 16 June 1957 by William T. Larkins. Courtesy Jeff Cultice
   
P2V-6M, 131557
131557_HA4_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Time and location unknown. Courtesy Joe Bauer, who is standing near the prop.
New September 17, 2003
   
P2V-6M, 131559
131559-ha12-256.jpg
USN photograph taken in April 1954.
P2V-6M, 131559
131559-ha12-b-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
USN photograph taken in April 1954.
 
P2V-6M, 131560
131560-ha7-256.jpg (8399 bytes)
Photographed in September 1954 by Larry Smalley. Courtesy Jeff Cultice
   
P2V-6M, 131565
131565b-ha11-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Photographed at NAS Patuxent River on 29. June 1954. Courtesy Bob Winters via Andy Massa.
P2V-6M, 131565
131565a-ha11-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Photographed at NAS Patuxent River on 29. June 1954. Courtesy Bob Winters via Andy Massa.
 
SP-2H, 135550,
135550_LR12_1_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Sigonella, Sicily in October 1965 by Royce Shofner
SP-2H, 135550,
135550_LR12_2_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Sigonella, Sicily in October 1965 by Royce Shofner
SP-2H, 135550,
135550_LR12_3_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Sigonella, Sicily in October 1965 by Royce Shofner
SP-2H, 135567,
135567_LR5_VP-24_Sicily01-July65_256.jpg (9833 bytes)
1000 pixels
Photo by Mel Jenkins at Sicily in July 1965.
SP-2H, 135567,
135567-LR5-256.jpg (9833 bytes)
Date & location unknown. Photograph by Andy Massa. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice
 
 
SP-2H, 135588,
135588_LR5_Gardemoen_adj_256.jpg
1000 pixels
135588_LR5_gardemoen_nose_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photographed by
Andreas Aasvestad at Gardermoen RNoAFB, near Oslo, Norway, sometime between December '63 and May '64. Courtesy Tore Aasvestad Nyhus.
New March 25, 2005
SP-2H, 135588,
135588_LR5_kef64_256.jpg
Photographed at NAS Keflavik in December 1963. Photo Baldur Sveinsson.
New November 5, 2002
SP-2H, 135588,
135588_LR5-256.jpg
135588_lr5kef_256.jpg
Photographed at NAS Keflavik. Date unknown. USN photo.
New November 5, 2002
SP-2H, 135616,
135616-LR9-256.jpg
Photographed near Cuba in 1962. Courtesy J. Rasfield via Andy Massa.
   
SP-2H, 140159,
140159_LR9_1965-05-16_256.JPG (6759 bytes)
1000 pixels
Photographed at NAS Norfolk on May 16, 1965 by Richard Sullivan.
Courtesy Steve Miller
New April 19, 2006
SP-2H, 140159,
140159 -LR11-256.JPG (6759 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Photogr. at NAS North Island on 28 April 1966 by Clay Janson. Courtesy Jeffery Cultice
SP-2H, 140159,
140159_LR_11_256.jpg
Almost certainly also photogr. at NAS North Island on 28 April 1966. Courtesy Mahlon K. Miller, via The Tailhook organization.
 
SP-2H, 140978,
140978-lr11-256.JPG (13340 bytes)
1000 pixels (New September 8, 2004
USN photograph:
SP-2H, 140978,
140987_LR11_mb_256.jpg
140987_LR11_mc_256.jpg
140987_LR11_me_256.jpg
Model by Baldur Sveinsson. 1/72 scale.
SP-2H, 140978,
140987_LR11_ma_256.jpg
140987_LR11_md_256.jpg
Model by Baldur Sveinsson. 1/72 scale in 1974. Built from the standard Hasegawa/Frog/Revell model.
SP-2H, 141235,
141235-lr2-256.jpg (6196 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Photographed in England in 1963. Courtesy MAP.
   
SP-2H, 141241,
141241-lr3-256.jpg (7782 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Photographed in England in 1963. Courtesy MAP.
   
SP-2H, 141242,
141242-lr5-256.JPG (8916 bytes)
1000 pixels (New September 8, 2004
USN Photograph.
   
SP-2H, 141251,
141251-lr6-256.JPG (8530 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Taken over the Atlantic on 25. June 1965 by Andy Massa,
   
SP-2H, 143172,
143172-lr10-256.jpg (7536 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Photographed in England in 1963. Courtesy MAP
   
SP-2H, 143175,
143175-lr7-256.jpg (8333 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Photgraphed at Andrews Afb on 13 may 1962 by William B Carmody.
   
SP-2H, 143176,
143176b-LR8-256.JPG (5733 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Taken over the Atlantic on 25. June 1965 by Andy Massa, courtesy Jeffery Cultice
   
SP-2H, 145917
145917-lr6-256.jpg (5665 bytes)   
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
(with 140978 LR-11). Photographed at NAS Keflavik on December 3, 1963 by Baldur Sveinsson. Taken with a simple Instamatic camera. Included for completeness.
SP-2H, 145917
145917-lr2-256.jpg (7314 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Taken in Mid Atlantic transit from Norfolk to Sicily in July 1965 by Bob Dixon, Courtesy Andy Massa.
SP-2H, 145917
145917_LR11_256.jpg
Photographed by Clay Janson at NASA Norfolk, probably 1966/7. Courtesy The tailhook Organization via Mahlon K. Miller
New October 27, 2003
Courtesy Andy Massa for location and time.
December 20, 2003
SP-2H, 145920,
145920-lr1-256.JPG (9220 bytes)
Photographed at Andrews AFB on
August 14, 1960. Courtesy AAHS D29.
 Frank C Hartman photo.
   
SP-2H, 145922,
145922-lr6-256.jpg (8876 bytes)
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Photographed in England in 1963. Courtesy MAP
SP-2H, 145922,
145922-lr3-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
USN photograph taken January 18, 1961 by D.H Gordy, PHC. Courtesy Mahlon K. Miller.
 
SP-2H, 147946,
147946-lr1-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
From the collection of Angelo Romano, courtesy Chris Doherty.
SP-2H, 147946,
147946-lr9-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
USN photo. Near Norfolk, Virginia, 25 September 1964. Photo taken by PH1 Donald Husman. Courtesy Andy Massa
SP-2H, 147946,
147946_LR9_256.jpg
USN photo. Near
Norfolk, Virginia, 25 September 1964. Photo taken by PH1 Donald Husman. Courtesy Mahlon K. Miller
SP-2H, 147947.
147947_LR1_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Courtesy Neal Thomas. Photographed sometime during the summer of 1966.
 (New February 21, 2008)
   
SP-2H, 147969,

1000 pixels (New 30. jan. 2004)
USN photograph taken January 18, 1961 by D.H Gordy, PHC. Courtesy Mahlon K. Miller.
SP-2H, 147969,
147969a-lr4-256.jpg (8058 bytes)
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in September 1964 by G. Rinn, courtesy Andy Massa.
SP-2H, 147969,
147969-LR4-256.JPG (6041 bytes)
At NAS Lakehurst in May 1965 by Clay Janson. Courtesy Jeff Cultice.
147969_LR4_256.jpg
1000 pixels (New October 20, 2005)
Updated October 20, 2005
SP-2H, 148348.
148348_LR9_VP-24_Sicily02-July65_256.jpg
1000 pixels
Photograph by Mel Jenkins in Sicily, July 1965
 (New October 21, 2007)
   
SP-2H, 148362.
147969-lr1-256.jpg
1000 pixels (New December 21, 2004)
Date location and photographer unknown. Courtesy John Wegg.
   

P2V-6 Lineup
vp24-P2V6-Chinc-256.jpg
P2V-6 lineup at NAS Chincoteague in 1954. Courtesy Bob Winters via Andy Massa.

   

147969 & 145922
147969-lr1-256.jpg
USN photograph taken January 18, 1961 by D.H Gordy, PHC. Courtesy Mahlon K. Miller.

   
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Known Neptunes of VP-24 as of November 22, 2001